NJ.com | Randy Miller: It looks like we’re headed toward stagnation in plans to get the MLB season up and running again, with fans already divided between supporting ownership or players. YES broadcaster Michael Kay gave stern warnings to both sides to prepare to make concessions and reach a deal, that the country wasn’t in the mood or shape to see extended debate between millionaire players and billionaire owners.
MLB.com | Alexis Brudnicki: Shawn Hill spent 16 years in professional baseball, including time with the Canadian national team and parts of seven years in MLB. He’s been a Yankees scout for four years, and discusses life in the role and the impact analytics and developing technology have had on his career.
FanGraphs | Ben Clemens: Ben’s been breaking down old World Series matchups through the lens of a modern tactical analysis, and we’ve arrived at the Yankees’ most recent trip to the Fall Classic. The Phillies raise eyebrows with their less-efficient lineup construction, but New York had Robinson Cano batting seventh and he may have actually been the seventh best hitter on the team. It’s fascinating to see the way successful teams have changed their approach in just a decade.