Apparently no one told the Yankee blogosphere that January is the deadest time of the baseball year, because over the last 10 days or so there has been some spectacular research and analysis going on at many of my favorite Yankee blogs. In no particular order:
Our pal SG recently posted his Extremely Early CAIRO 2011 MLB Projected Standings. Also at RLYW Jonathan has a fantastic analysis detailing the fall and rise of Joba's fastball, featuring some cumulative seasonal horizontal and vertical break data that I've been desperate to obtain and that doesn't appear to be available for free anywhere. And SG also has some fun with Baseball Musings' lineup generator.
Over at It's About the Money, Stupid, in a post I wish I had written, Mark L. Smith put together a spectacular look at the Yankees' seeming decline in plate discipline in 2010.
Moshe at TYU has a brilliant takedown of the holier-than-thou sportswriters who blindly refuse to vote any player into the Hall of Fame whose name has been attached to steroids despite not having any proof of guilt; and also a thoughtful look at one of the Yankees' darker postseason moments.
Our friends at RAB have been cranking out stellar daily content as usual, and three posts in particular have really caught my analytically-obsessed eye -- the 2010 Yankees and Inherited Runners, the 2010 Yankees and baserunning and the prospect profile of Hector Noesi, in which the prospect himself may have left some thoughts in the comment thread.
And Cliff Corcoran at the Pinstriped Bible gives his take on the Joba Chamberlain situation, which was pretty similar to mine, and also looks at the Yankee rotation as presently constructed.