Apologies in advance if I missed any good stuff from the blogosphere this week. Between the Gregorius trade and a threat level red emergency at work today, I haven't had the time I usually do to read and compile the best stuff from the week. Here's the best of what I was able to get to. - On Monday, Mike Axisa of RAB reviewed The Captain's final season. Those last few weeks were pretty awesome, even if everything leading up to them wasn't.
- On Tuesday, el duque of It Is High... had some friendly tips for Hal to help him save a few more bucks this offseason. Gotta make sure that bottom line stays healthy after all.
- On Wednesday, Chad Jennings of LoHud broke down the Esmil Rogers re-signing from all angles. It has to be the most thoughtful post ever written about Esmil Rogers.
- On Thursday, Matt Provenzano of Pinstripe Alley dug into Mike Mussina's numbers pitching in the AL East to see what kind of impact they had on his career performance. Cool angle to take with the HOF discussion coming up again.
- Jorge Arangure Jr. of Vice Sports had an incredible piece on the bizarre circumstances surrounding Yoan Moncada's free agency. We're talking armed guards, possible relationships with agents, some real wild stuff. A must-read if you aren't familiar with Moncada.
- On Friday, Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes pondered just how much better Jon Lester is and would be for the Yankees compared to Brandon McCarthy.
From the IIATMS team:
- On Monday, Scott organized the latest IIATMS group chat regarding this year's HOF ballot. It's a really deep one no matter who you like or don't like. A case can be made for about 15-18 players.
- On Wednesday, I attempted to map out how the infield rotation could work if the Yankees made no moves to address second and third base. That has changed some with today's acquisition of Did Gregorious, and that's a good thing.
- On Thursday, Dom identified the top non-tender casualties who could be good targets for the Yankees and continued to express his undying love and affection for Juan Francisco.
Going with some old Pink Floyd for today, some of that early, abstract, Syd Barett-era stuff. I think the disorganized nature of "Interstellar Overdrive" is a nice fit for both the Yankees' current offseason execution plan and how my day has gone so far.
Enjoy your weekends, everybody.