More quality stuff from around the Yankee blogosphere. As usual, all of it is better than my slop.
- Joe Paw at RAB looks at Frankie Cervelli's jaw-dropping numbers with RISP this season. 447/.500/.553 is an incredible triple slash for ANYBODY in baseball, especially somebody who was always considered not enough of a stick to play every day in the Majors. It must be the helmet.
- LoHud has some details on Yankee first-round pick Cito Culver and his decision to skip on his commitment to Maryland. No word on whether or not this move will affect Jeter's contract negotiations.
- 2 pieces from TYU regarding All-Star selections, one good and one bad:
- Stephen R. rains on Andy Pettitte's parade by arguing that Pettitte doesn't deserve an All-Star selection. Come on, dude! Really?!?! Don't get me wrong, I like sabermetrics as much as the next guy, but that's not what the All-Star game is about. It's about giving props for a job well done and giving fans who they want to see. And when a 38-year-old guy is rocking it with the best young arms in the game, he deserves to be there no matter what his xFIP is.
- On the other side of the All-Star poo-pooing coin is Chris H. pleading with Yankee fans to not vote for Teix. Now this I can get on board with. Teix has been awful and pretty much every stat you can think of supports that. I'd rather he use the All-Star break to get his shit together.
- Rob at BBD has some good stuff on the resurgence of Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances. Sure these guys are still a long ways away from being "serious" prospects, but it is encouraging to see these 2 monsters putting up the big numbers many people thought they were capable of.
- Last but not least, el duque from It Is High... poses a pretty reasonable question after the way last night's game went.
It's Wednesday, people. And it's already half over. That's good news.