In my quest to better accommodate my severely decreased writing (and reading) time, I've made the executive decision to split the weekly Linkapalooza into smaller chunks. Figure one on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, the other on Friday afternoon. Sound good? Good. Here's what's cooking this week. - On Monday, William Juliano of The Captain's Blog ran the tab on the current 2016 payroll and looked ahead to the potential luxury tax hit for this year.
- Jayson Stark of ESPN shared his thoughts on the Pete Rose situation and Rose's legacy. I don't care much for Rose or his HOF eligibility, but if you do then definitely read this.
- On Tuesday, Mike Axisa of RAB discussed the void of reliable middle inning relief work left by the Adam Warren and Justin Wilson trades and how the Yankees might go about filling it.
- Tanya Bondurant of Pinstripe Alley wondered if the Chase Headley contract will go down as a bad one. It's a fair question to ask and one I honestly didn't think we would ever have to ask, especially not after year 1.
- And in case you missed it on Monday, longtime commenter and newest member of the IIATMS staff UYF published his first post about the booming baseball contract business and what it means for the Yankees.
We've got some good HOF stuff coming up later this morning, so stick around for that. Let's groove.