Southeast Wisconsin got hit by a major blizzard last night. As a result of what everyone is referring to as the "snowpocalypse" (I know. Lame, right?), work was shut down today and I've had more time than usual to peruse the Yankee blogosphere and see what everyone else is talking about while I was busy posting Lil Wayne videos in my blog.
- el duque at It Is High... has some bumper stickers for the 2010 Yankee offseason. Put me down for 20 of the A-Rod ones.
- Joe Paw at RAB analyzes Buster Olney's list of 11 pitchers who could become available in the 2011 season and how they might fit with the Yankees should the need for another starter arise (hint, hint: it will). Not an inspiring list, if you ask me. I would be in for Shawn Marcum (track record of success in the AL East) and Felix Hernandez (best pitcher in baseball), but that's about it.
- If you're still in mourning over the 2010 offseason, you might want to steer clear of Jay Jaffe's post at Pinstriped Bible about how February 2 is a dark day in Yankee history. When you really look at it, it's not that bad, but still a very interesting read.
- EJ Fagan at TYU has some criticism for Bleacher Report's Top 20 Yankee Hitters list and comes up with a Top 20 of his own. I must say, I like EJ's list far more than that of Bleacher Report.
- In today's Hardball post, Joel Sherman of The Post comments on the ManBan and Betances starting situations and how the Yanks are doing all they can to hold these guys back by bringing in the Colons and Garcias of the world. I'm all for not risking the future, but at the same time why try to bring a past that was dead years ago? And why bother mentioning Carlos Beltran in the column? The Mets suck.
- Finally, we conclude with a pair of gems from Larry Koestler at Yankeeist. First, a damn good graphical analysis of Andy Pettitte's career showing just how good the guy has been. It makes for more compelling HOF arguments, though I still don't think he quite makes it.
- Secondly, Larry took a look at the 2011 projections for Ivan Nova and Hector Noesi to decide who would make the better addition to the 2011 rotation. I think Larry seems to be in the camp that sees these 2 battling it out for the 5th spot with Garcia getting the 4th to start the season. As a start I could live with that, but I'd personally rather see both of them there instead of Arm Dead Fred.
So there you, people. That should get you through the rest of your work days. Suckers. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go dig my car out of the snow in the parking lot and see if there's any chance I can even drive down to the street to buy beer for the UConn-Syracuse game tonight.
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