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