My boss was in town this week, so I had to make my internet presence scarce and pretend to be a good, caring cube monkey. He's on a flight back to the east coast this morning and I think the best way to shake off the blog rust is with a new linkaround. Let's get to it. - On Monday, Nick Shlain of BP Bronx reviewed the relatively strong roster foundation in place for next year and how that makes shoring up second base an even greater need this offseason.
- On Tuesday, Ben Farber of Pinstripe Alley looked back at the history of presidential first pitches in Yankee games. The Bush one in the '01 World Series is still a classic.
- On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB recapped the up-and-down season of fan favorite second baseman Stephen Drew.
- On Thursday, Chris Carelli of Yankees Unscripted recapped Andrew Miller's terrific debut Yankee season on the heels of him winning the American League Mo Award this week.
- Chad Jennings of LoHud mused on the possibility of the Yankees building a super bullpen around the few strong pieces already in place. I'd support that move. Help spread the high-leverage workload around a little bit.
From the IIATMS team:
- On Tuesday, Scott and Stacey debated both sides of the "should Yankee fans be rooting for the Mets in the World Series?" argument.
- Stacey handed out a big batch of thank yous to the Yankees for all the great 2015 moments.
- On Thursday, Stacey mused on a variety of Yankee and World Series-related topics.
- On Friday, Dom presented the IIATMS staff ideas on what to do for the 2016 season. Lot of different options and opinions in there.
Big week for Stacey while I was on the bench. She was Murphy to my Wright.
Enjoy your weekends, everybody. Hope you've got some good Halloween costumes ready. Mine's pretty lame, a fat guy in sweatpants sitting on a couch eating a bowl of candy.