Sunday Links: Forbes values, Adam Warren, Tommy John surgery, Draft combine, Yoan Moncada

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I have a few interesting reads to pass along from the past week in baseball:

The Captain’s Blog | Forbes Reveals Embarrassment of Riches for MLB, but Should Teams Like Yankees Be Ashamed for Not Spending It? by William Juliano

Forbes released its annual estimate of Major League Baseball and its teams’ values, with the Yankees checking in at the top. William analyzes what it all means.

Fangraphs | Who Might Adam Warren Be? by Eno Sarris

Eno dives into the PITCHf/x data to get an idea of what the Yankees can expect from Adam Warren as a starting pitcher. The comps are pretty optimistic.

The Hardball Times | Tommy John Surgery Success Rates in the Majors by Jon Roegele

Roegele takes a dive into the success rate of Tommy John surgery, examining things such as innings pitched, games appeared in, recovery time, and percentage of pitchers who never return.

Yahoo | MLB considering a draft combine to assess players’ health by Jeff Passan

Clearly in response to the Brady Aiken-Houston Astros situation of last summer, the league and players’ association are expected to discuss the creation of a draft combine for amateur players.

New York Daily News | Window for a Detroit Tigers title is closing by Bill Madden

The headline is misleading, because nestled into this article is some damning information regarding George Steinbrenner’s son-in-law Felix Lopez. Per the report, Lopez was given the pink slip as Executive Vice President/Chief International Officer, likely because he frequently overstepped his role’s boundaries. In particular, he might have botched the negotiations with Yoan Moncada, who eventually signed with the Red Sox.

Pinstripe Alley | Mark Teixeira’s contract is far from a distaster by Matt Provenzano

Mark Teixeira’s been banged up and his performance hasn’t been anything special in recent years, but that doesn’t mean the first baseman’s contract has been an albatross. Matt makes a pretty good argument for Teixeira being under appreciated as a Yankee.

IIATMS | Taking A Flier on Jhoulys Chacin by Brad Vietrogoski

Brad takes a quick look into the idea of bringing in the recently released Jhoulys Chacin. Chances are that his shoulder is shot, but perhaps a minor league deal is worthwhile depending on the medicals.

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