Finally caught my first cold of the winter season. It usually comes before Christmas, so I guess it's good that it waited until the new year? I don't really know, I'm not a doctor. Now onto the links. - On Wednesday, Starlin Castro penned his goodbye letter to Chicago and hello letter to New York for The Players' Tribune. Here's your chance to check that out if you missed it initially.
- On Thursday, Mike Axisa of RAB discussed the need for Michael Pineda to emerge as a consistent top end starter in 2016. He's healthy, he's figured out a third pitch, now's the time to see if he can be the pitcher they hoped he would be when they traded for him.
- On Friday, Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley reviewed the 3-team Didi Gregorius trade after year one. Were it not for Robbie Ray, this would go down as an early landslide victory for the Yanks.
- Roey Hadar of Bronx Pinstripes ranked their top 5 prospects, capping off a week in which they plowed through the top 50 in the organization. Definitely check all that out if you're a prospect hugger.
- We've got a pair of IIATMS pieces from Thursday. Scott argued against selling low on Ivan Nova and trading him away this offseason...
Gotta start slugging OJ. I hate being sick.