Here's your weekly trip around the Yankosphere. Feel free to use the comment section to explore some crazy scenarios for Joe Maddon's future. - On Tuesday, Jim Callis profiled Aaron Judge and the experience he went through after being drafted and getting hurt last year.
- Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record had some more details on CC Sabathia's rehab schedule and plan to arrive early at Spring Training.
- On Wednesday, el duque of It Is High... bought in on the idea of the Yankees going after Jung-Ho Kang to play shortstop next year.
- Scott Davis of Pinstripe Alley gave an optimistic look at the potential rotation next year and how deep and talented it could be.
- Mike Axisa of RAB reviewed Shane Greene's improbably strong rookie season. I'm really hoping he's for real and can keep the performance up next year.
- On Thursday, Chad Jennings of LoHud discussed the importance of improving the infield defense this offseason.
- On Friday, Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes mused on the team's catching depth and how they could best use it in 2015.
From the IIATMS team:
- On Wednesday, Dom examined the market for right fielders and DHs, 2 spots the Yankees need help in but are handcuffed in terms of options because of all the old guys they already have.
- On Thursday, William ranked the best Yankee offseason trades of the last 40 years.
- Scott reviewed the history of "Player X is in the best shape of his life" stories to prepare us for the new version we'll be told in regards to A-Rod next spring.
- And of course, the trynamic trio of Dom, Stacey, and EJ dropped the newest edition of the IIATMS Podcast on Tuesday.
Big news in Milwaukee this week when it was announced that One Direction would be playing Miller Park next August 25th. Of course, big bully Chicago had to go trump that by announcing that Foo Fighters would play Wrigley on August 29th and now I'm torn on which tickets to camp out for. I mean, that Dave Grohl is a pretty talented cat, but he's no One Direction.
Enjoy your weekends, everybody.