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    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 155: Bringer of Duff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 38:48

    In an early recording for this week's episode, Andrew and Kunj discuss noodles in DC, Hillary Duff, and the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Okay, we're just kidding (though each gets a weird passing mention), as this is a Yankees podcast and the good ol' Bombers have remained hot! The Yankees took three out of four on the South Side of Chicago and won the first game in Baltimore on Monday night. The homering ways have continued, and Josh Donaldson in particular looks sharp. He's homered three times in the past five games, bringing some serious extra-base pop that -- despite decent numbers through the beginning of May -- had been lacking until recently. Joey Gallo has picked up the pace of late as well, and the one-two punch of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton is still as menacing as ever. All these topics are in store, plus Nestor Cortes (yay!), Luis Severino (solid!), Jonathan Loáisiga (ehhhh), a familiar B-Ref leaderboard update, and the traditional Yankee and Manfred of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 154: Who's the Daddy Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 44:24

    The positive vibes remain in the Bronx, as while the 11-game winning streak came to a close last week and a ton of rain forced the Yankees into a stretch of 23 games in 22 days, they're still playing quite a bit of good baseball. Andrew and Kunj talked about that odd Mother's Day doubleheader and the series win clinch over the Rangers on Monday, and of course they discussed the Yankees' two wins over the Blue Jays in the past two days (including Aaron Judge's walk-off heroics), giving them seven consecutive series victories. That will play! There's all that, some raving about Clay Holmes entering god mode, Luis Severino showing moxie, a B-Ref leaderboard update, and our Yankee & Manfred of the Week. Also, the co-hosts got a little loopy at the end talking about Aaron Hicks & Gleyber Torres having kids. Hooray for daddy power (on the latter, anyway). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 153: Winning Streak Highlights

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 43:59

    The Yankees' 11-game winning streak came to a close on Wednesday night in Toronto, but what a run it was! Andrew and Kunj discussed the first six wins of that stretch last week, and this time, they chat about the latter half, which included a third straight sweep in Kansas City and impressive back-to-back wins in Toronto. The Jays had been playing .694 ball at Rogers Centre since they returned there last July, so that is some dang good baseball. Aaron Judge has been especially hot (crushing about 437 homers in the past week), Gleyber Torres stole the show against the Blue Jays on Monday, and the pitching staff has been nothing short of spectacular. Led by Michael King in God Mode, the bullpen just doesn't allow runs anymore, and there have been great starts from the likes of Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon to discuss. The staff held the hard-hitting Jays to just five runs in three games. That's how you do it. Also, in the time since the last podcast, Joey Gallo got hurt, but is already back! Hooray. All this, a B-Ref leaderboard update, a busy May schedule preview, some accidental Reds & Mets Talk, and Yankee/Manfred of the Week are all in store! Enjoy the show, and let's hope that the Yankees remember to not drain all the fun of that winning streak by going on a 2021-esque "bucket of water" follow-up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 152: A win-win-win-win-win-win scenario

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 45:19

    It's been a good week to be a Yankees fan. The Bombers put up a perfect 6-0 homestand, sweeping the Guardians and Orioles back-to-back after winning two out of three in Detroit, and they head into a three-game set tonight in Kansas City on a six-game winning streak! Andrew and Kunj have quite a few positives to discuss, from the MLB home run leader Anthony Rizzo (!) to recent mini-resurgences from Joey Gallo and Gleyber Torres, as well. Giancarlo Stanton got No. 350, Aaron Judge homered on his birthday (and again two days later), and Isiah Kiner-Falefa seems to have hit his stride at shortstop. Behind Nestor Cortes, Gerrit Cole, and the bullpen dominance of Michael King & company, the pitching has had quite a few highlights, too. Smiles all around! The co-hosts get into all these topics, the B-Ref Leaderboard Update, and our Yankee & Manfred of the Week. Now, for the Yankees to keep these good vibes going on their road trip through Kansas City and Toronto... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    PSA Twittercast Ep. 3: Nestor is the Real Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 61:05

    In case you missed it, Josh Diemert hosted a Twitter Space with Peter Brody and Sam Chapman over the weekend. This recording was completed shortly after the Yankees' bonkers Saturday win over Cleveland and its strange conclusion. Topics go beyond that game though! They also talked about Nestor Cortes' underrated true stuff (he's not just a crafty lefty), better looks from the offense, why Chad Green makes them uneasy, and how baseball will celebrate future milestones since traditional ones like the 3,000-hit plateau just reached by Miguel Cabrera will become even more elusive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 151: Cy Nestor > Cy Cole

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 37:45

    The first month of the 2022 Yankees season is rolling along and two storylines have immediately jumped to the forefront in the early goings. On the positive side, the pitching looks outstanding. Gerrit Cole is in a weird funk, but other than the nominal ace, the men on the mound are pretty much all rolling, especially the ever-delightful Nestor Cortes (and the bullpen, for that matter). In fact, they're allowing an MLB-best 2.8 runs per game. So on the back of that remarkable pitching, the Yankees must be rolling, right? Well unfortunately, the offense has not backed them up and they're almost fully on the other side of the leaderboard in that regard. An ugly series loss in Baltimore capped frustrations before a slightly better showing in Detroit. We're not demanding to see the 2019 Yankees offense out there, but a step up is sorely needed because the pressure can't be on the pitching forever. Yankees topics this week include the highs of the pitching staff and DJ LeMahieu, and the inconsistency of nearly every other hitter aside from Aaron Hicks -- particularly Gleyber Torres and Joey Gallo. There's also some poking fun at Cole, an far-too-early peak at the Baseball Reference WAR leaderboard, the Yankees' upcoming schedule, and our Yankee & Manfred of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 150: Opening Day weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 43:52

    Opening Day at Yankee Stadium has come and gone, and the Yankees won their first three-game set of the year against the Red Sox. As Homer Simpson would say, “That's good!” But the Yanks also dropped the series finale while squandering several scoring opportunities and then got completely blanked by the Blue Jays in their series opener against the AL East favorites. As Homer Simpson would say, “That's bad.” Yes, the Yankees are already a land of contrasts, so we get into it. Positives include Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, and the pitching staff in general (outside of Gerrit Cole's weird Billy Crystal grumblings). Negatives include Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Kyle Higashioka, and Aaron Hicks (at least pre-Tuesday night). Mystery boxes include Joey Gallo, DJ LeMahieu, and Gleyber Torres. Since the Aaron Judge extension saga also came to a close (for now) this past week, the duo also returned to the topic a little to critique both how the Yankees' front office publicly handled the extension, and then to roll eyes at the comments about not making a single offer to Carlos Correa or Freddie Freeman. Next up: a few more games with Toronto, and road trips to Baltimore and Detroit. Andrew and Kunj look ahead to them and then wrap up with the newly-renamed Yankee and Manfred of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 149: Bring on 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 55:15

    Opening Day is nearly upon us! So it's time for Andrew and Kunj to dust off the ol' podcast feed and look ahead to the Yankees' long-awaited 2022 campaign. They start off with a rundown of the major moves from the offseason, highlighted by the Greg Bird signing trade that brought Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa to the Yankees in exchange for Gary Sánchez and Gio Urshela. There's also the return of Anthony Rizzo, the late spring swaps to add Miguel Castro to the bullpen and Jose Trevino to the catching corps, and the decisions to bid farewell to Luke Voit, Clint Frazier, Corey Kluber, Joely Rodríguez, and — seemingly — Brett Gardner. Next up is a review of how the Opening Day roster seems to be lining up, with the Yankees electing to go with a three-man bench in April, thanks to expanded rosters after a shortened spring and a desire to get as many pitching arms in the mix as possible. Marwin Gonzalez made the team as an all-purpose utilityman, and rookies JP Sears, Ron Marinaccio, and Clarke Schmidt will get shots in the bullpen. One looming question remains: Will Aaron Judge be extended before his Opening Day deadline, or is he heading into a contract year and a potential departure next offseason? Ask Freddie Freeman; it could happen. Finally, they wrap up with a general Yankees season preview, delving into the changes to the hitting staff and their biggest projects for 2022 (Joey Gallo, Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks), whether the team's defense-first catching approach will work out, and if pitching coach Matt Blake can continue to work his magic with the rotation of Gerrit Cole and His Merry Men. At the very least, the bullpen looks loaded once again. There is also some brief discussion of the rest of the AL East foes, as the Blue Jays, Rays, and Red Sox are sure to continue being thorns in the Yankees' side. The podcast ends, as always, with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week/Offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    PSA Twittercast Ep. 2: Bullpens, Prospects, and Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 75:16

    Josh Diemert, Peter Brody, and Ryan Pavich participated in a PSA Twitter Space on March 31st. Although Josh will try to host a Twitter Space every week, we will only be able to get recordings up on a biweekly basis due to some annoying behind-the-scenes logistics, so don't forget to tune into each one live so that you make sure you won't miss any! On this edition, Josh, Peter, and Ryan discussed the Yankees' bullpen, and mused on Jasson Dominguez, Blake Rutherford, and prospect overvaluation. Later on, they offered a sneak peak into some of PSA's preseason predictions, and Peter revealed his somewhat-alarming palate in a draft of overrated foods. Some did not understand the assignment, but we love 'em anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    PSA Twittercast Ep. 1: Post-Lockout Frenzy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 64:56

    We're testing out something new in the Pinstripe Alley Podcast's return to the airwaves in 2022. Our own Josh Diemert began hosting Twitter Spaces in the second half of the 2021 campaign, and Twitter now allows users to record their hosted Spaces. Andrew and Kunj will still host the standard show during the regular season, but for now, since we had the raw audio file, we wanted to let you all listen to more PSA voices! Josh hosted a Twitter Space on the night of Wednesday, March 16th, with fellow PSA writers Peter Brody and Esteban Rivera. They chatted about the attention-grabbing Josh Donaldson/Isiah Kiner-Falefa/Ben Rortvedt/Gary Sánchez/Gio Urshela trade with the Twins, Anthony Rizzo's return to pinstripes, the Yankees' hesitance to splurge on big-time free agents, and the tension surrounding New York City's vaccine mandates and a certain superstar right fielder. Toward the end, they also played a game where predicted over/under win totals on every American League team, from the offseason favorite Blue Jays to the clearance sale A's and the hapless Orioles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 148: A Festivus of Forgetfulness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 61:38

    The Pinstripe Alley Festivus Podcast. It's a tradition unlike any other — one as old as time itself. And by time, we mean, uh, 2013, co-opted from a goofy TV thing that aired in 1997, and one that has been dormant for a few years. Maybe call this a soft reboot of the idea, à la “Spider Man: Homecoming.” Anyway, that doesn't really matter. The 2021 Yankees sure gave Kunj and I quite a bit to air some grievances about, so in the good ol' spirit of Frank Costanza, that's exactly what we're going to do. Yes, yes, there are some feats of strength as well, and thankfully, nobody has to wrestle their father to salute greatness from the likes of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. But boy howdy, do we have grievances. To quote Frank, “Now, you're gonna hear about ‘em.” On a lighter note, thank you sincerely for tuning into our podcasts throughout this turbulent season. We know the Yankees didn't always give us the most interesting topics to discuss, but we're glad that you were out there listening to, well, air our grievances all year long and not just today. Hopefully, baseball's lockout doesn't drag on too long and we'll have some better news to review in the new year. We can hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SB Nation's 2021 World Series Preview - presented by T-Mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 51:36

    John Stolnis, Kris Willis and Ashley MacLennon set the table for the World Series showdown between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros! Presented by T-Mobile Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 147: Electric Boonegaloo

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 44:23

    It's been a couple weeks at this point, but the Yankees' 2021 season is over. It lasted just one game longer than the rest of the American League playoff field, as the Red Sox clobbered them in the Wild Card Game at Fenway Park. It was a bummer, but of course not all that surprising given how the year had progressed. Kunj and Andrew didn't return to just talk about the Wild Card loss, though. The big news from yesterday was that Aaron Boone would be returning to the Yankees' managerial helm in 2022 on a new three-year contract, albeit without his hitting coaches and Phil Nevin. Regardless of how frustrating the Yankees looked in 2021, this always appeared to be the most likely conclusion. Hal Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman seemed too fond of Boone to let him go. The hosts work through their thoughts on the non-move & coaching updates, roll eyes at some of Steinbrenner and Cashman's comments, discuss the injury updates (Aaron Hicks comeback szn?), and muse on some of the front office concerns. It does sound like the Yankees will be pursuing a shortstop in free agency, and though the field isn't great, Gary Sánchez's days behind the plate might be numbered. Finally, we wrap things up with a salute to the retiring announcer Ken Singleton and our Yankees & Mitres of the Season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SB Nation's MLB AL Playoff Preview - Presented by T-Mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 43:53

    Talent from all around SB Nation come together to preview the MLB AL Playoffs as John Stolnis, Ashley MacLennon and Andrew Mearns debate all the biggest topics and make their predictions! Presented by T-Mobile Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 146: Wild Card Showdown in Beantown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 34:48

    The Yankees did not make it easy. Oh sure, they looked like they might wrap up a Wild Card spot in due time after taking five of six on the road from the division rival Red Sox and Blue Jays. Then, they ran into the Tampa Bay buzzsaw and narrowly avoided a tiebreaker by winning, 1-0, on the season's final day -- thanks in no small part to the pitching staff and Aaron Judge's timely infield single. Now, they'll head right back to Boston for one more game at Fenway Park. With Kunj away, Matt Provenzano filled in again and joined Andrew to both look back on the hectic final week and preview the Wild Card showdown. Gerrit Cole will stare down the Red Sox as the Yankees' offense does its best to mimic its most recent performance against Nathan Eovaldi (and not the previous domination). Will Cole's hamstring cause problems again? Will the offense show up after a tough final series while also being down DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit? If there's anything that the 2021 Yankees have proved to be true, it's that anything can happen. All we can do is roll the dice and hope that the season's still alive on Thursday at Tropicana Field. (Oh, and we can also do the Yankee & Mitre of the Week. As always.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 145: Big G and the Frantic Finish

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 39:52

    Leave it to the Yankees to wring every last bit of drama out of this wayward 2021 season. A week after looking so uninspiring against Baltimore and Cleveland that Andrew and Kunj were close to writing them off, they've roped 'em back in with consecutive sweeps of the Rangers at home (yawn) and the Red Sox at Fenway (wait, what?). Giancarlo Stanton went berserk in Boston and suddenly, the Yankees are in the driver's seat of the AL Wild Card race. Of course, for as good as the offense and bullpen look right now, this final week won't be easy. New York faces a tougher schedule than its Wild Card foes and will be tested by the Blue Jays and Rays as 2021 draws to a close. The days ahead are still daunting, but at least the Fenway sweep made the outlook brighter. Other topics beyond the zany pennant race include Gleyber Torres' resurgence, Jameson Taillon and Jonathan Loáisiga's pending returns, Aaron Judge's gross pinky dislocation, and Luis Severino just bringing a damn smile to the co-hosts' faces. There's all that and as always, the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 144: More Missed Opportunities

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 38:02

    Last week, when we saw that the Yankees had Baltimore on Cleveland on deck, we said that with tougher opponents awaiting them at the end of 2021, the Bombers had to capitalize. Instead, they blew a golden opportunity to sweep the O's (dropping their eighth game of the season to the 102-loss team) and got pummeled by Cleveland at home on back-to-back afternoons. Yeah, this isn't going to be a very happy podcast. There's much to grumble about! The offense again made several pitchers look a lot better than they were, the defense was sloppy, and the pitching absolutely melted down over the weekend. This kind of play at this point in the season against these teams is unacceptable, and there are only so many ways that we can say that. It's an indictment on both Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman as well. Other topics include the majesty of Néstor Cortes Jr., the Wild Card competition, Luis Severino's return, Miguel Andújar's sudden appearance in Triple-A, and, of course, the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 143: Surviving September

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 38:45

    It's been a weird, rough stretch for the Yankees since their 13-game winning streak, but Kunj was fortunate enough to miss most of it while on vacation. He returned on Saturday though, and what do you know! It coincided with a Yankees victory to snap the seven-game losing streak. Maybe they were just sad without him. In all seriousness, the Wild Card race has grown much tighter and on Monday morning, the Yankees were out of a playoff spot for the first time in a month. They're back in it now, but remain neck-and-neck-and-neck with the Blue Jays and Red Sox as they trudge on through their run of 20 games in 20 days. The pitching staff still looks tired, Gleyber Torres isn't a shortstop anymore, and we're all just trying to hang in there. But hey, the Yankees have now won three of the last four games. Hope springs eternal! Other topics discussed aside from the playoff race include Jameson Taillon's injury, Domingo Germán and Luis Severino's possible returns (again), a possible farewell to Clint Fraazier, a glimpse at the up-and-down schedule ahead, and Kunj's post-vacation B-Ref WAR update. Oh, and of course, a not-so-modest Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 142: Jeter to Hall, Yankees to Hell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 49:15

    As noted on last week's podcast, Kunj is on the other side of the world this week and avoiding Yankees baseball while soaking up the sun. That turned out to be a blissful plan, as he's missed a disastrous pair of series between the weekend loss to the Orioles and the current Blue Jays bludgeoning. The Yankees have already lost their Wild Card lead on Boston and will be a mere half-game in front of Toronto if they don't rally to avoid a four-game sweep today. Not content to suffer alone, Andrew roped former Beyond the Box Score editor and PSA scribe Matt Provenzano into discussing the frustrating past week with him. (He's clearly quite kind.) The two talked through the Yankees' slump, from the suddenly-sputtering bats to the pitching staff that's just trying to hang in there. The bullpen's gassed, and that's not helping matters one bit. A constant theme of the episode touched on the Yankees perhaps facing a crossroads in the near-future with all the names on paper failing to live up the resumes. It's tough stretch. In lieu of the “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment though, Andrew and Matt turned to the bright side “Met a Hall of Famer.” Derek Jeter was enshrined in Cooperstown yesterday, so they took the opportunity to talk about the ceremony a bit before playing armchair psychologist on why some fans dig their heels in on the idea that Jeter “wasn't good, actually.” The hottest takes are rarely correct. At the end, they wrap up with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week, and boy, were there not many candidates for the former. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 141: Never Trust the West Coast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 37:30

    We were fooled. We thought that maybe -- just to mix things up -- the Yankees would have a good West Coast trip. They even started strong, extending their winning streak in 60 years to 13 games with back-to-back victories in Oakland. Then ... they looked completely lost for four days in a row against the A's and Angels. Oof. Andrew and Kunj try to strike the balance between optimism & realism about the Yankees' most recent stretch (recorded prior to Gerrit Cole's dominance last night), while looking in on some of what went wrong. Corey Kluber's still working out the kinks, Jameson Taillon might be fatigued, and Gio Urshela is getting accustomed to playing again, too. Let's just hope that his latest snafu doesn't look worse, post-MRI. At least Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are still raking. The co-hosts also took a look at the Yankees' upcoming schedule and the current playoff race, which has New York perhaps too far back of Tampa Bay to worry much about the AL East, and the Red Sox going through a shaky week as well amid Wild Card contention. Time constraints prevented the standard "Meet a Baby Bomber" segment, but don't worry: there was no missing the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 140: “This Winning Streak Goes to 11”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 50:27

    The Yankees simply haven't stopped winning since the last time Andrew and Kunj sat down to record a podcast. A solid five-game winning streak has bloomed into the club's longest such run in 36 years: 11 victories in a row. The Red Sox, Twins, and Braves have been swept aside, and the Bombers now have a three-game lead in the first Wild Card spot. Although it's annoying that the Rays keep winning as well, that will play! The streak's latest highlights are the main discussion points, including *outfielder* Giancarlo Stanton doing spectacular work, hometown hero Andrew Velazquez's moment in the spotlight, and even Andrew Heaney coming up with a big start. Don't worry though, we still have time to wring our hands about Aroldis Chapman's latest struggles and Zack Britton's season perhaps being done. At least Gio Urshela is coming back today in Oakland. Later on, the co-hosts wrap up the show with "Meet a Baby Bomber" segments on the wonderfully-named Ocean Gabonia and no-hit artist Sean Boyle, and as always, the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 139: The Wild Card-Leading Yankees — Really!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 51:44

    On July 5th, the Yankees trailed the Red Sox by 10.5 games. It's now August 19th, and after six and a half weeks, the Bombers have finally caught 'em and now lead the American League Wild Card race. It's been a little over a week since Andrew and Kunj's last podcast, so they went long on the wacky Royals series, the Field of Dreams Game and far-more-successful sojourn to Chicago, the make-up victory over the Angels, and of course, the sweep of the Red Sox. There have been some frustrating games here and there and the Yankees haven't made it easy, but it's nice to revel in a winning streak! When even Tyler Wade is on an over-.400 run, then you know things are going quite nicely. The show does have injury news to go over, though thankfully, it's more on the side of activations than setbacks. Gerrit Cole, Jordan Montgomery, Gary Sánchez, Anthony Rizzo, and Aroldis Chapman. More reinforcements could be soon to follow, though the co-hosts do send their best wishes out to Clint Frazier and Luis Severino, who now don't seem likely to return. Alas. The "Meet a Baby Bomber" segment stops in with Kyle Holder and Isaiah Pasteur, and Andrew and Kunj wrap up as always with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. PS: Someone help Kevin Costner with his wardrobe. Kunj is begging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 138: One Gil of a Rookie

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 42:23

    Andrew and Kunj discuss a promising 5-2 week of Yankees baseball that featured some pretty great games bookended by a couple frustrating ones. On the bright side, they mostly took of business with Baltimore before nabbing three of four from the Wild Card rival Mariners over the weekend. They were legitimately fun wins! The team is doing as much as it can to hang in the race despite setbacks elsewhere, and rookie Luis Gil has been key to that excitement in the past week. Speaking of those setbacks, the Yankees lost even more players due to COVID positives and injury. Down went Gary Sánchez and Anthony Rizzo, joining Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery on the COVID-IL. Down went Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres to standard baseball nicks and bruises. The episode was recorded when the Yankees still thought that Gio Urshela's return was imminent, but now that's pushed back as well. Joy. Nonetheless, the Yankees are hanging in there, and while the rehab is understandably slow, there could be help on the horizon. Urshela's delay shouldn't be long and both Luis Severino and Corey Kluber are in the midst of rehab assignments. Fingers crossed that they go well and that those afflicted by COVID recover soon. As always, the co-hosts end the show with "Meet a Baby Bomber," in which we meet the rookie reliever duo of Stephen Ridings and Brody Koerner, and then wrap up with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 137: Gallo, Rizzo, and, uh, COVID-o

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 44:14

    After a busy, busy trade deadline, Andrew and Kunj reconvene to discuss all of the Yankees' moves, led of course by the tragic DFA-ing of Sal Romano, "The Big Cheese." We miss you already, buddy. In reality, the Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo trades were of course the focus, and the deals featuring Andrew Heaney, Luis Cessa, Justin Wilson, and Clay Holmes were all discussed. GM Brian Cashman did a pretty good job of keeping the team competitive for the stretch of 2021 while also helping the 2022 club and keeping the most important prospects to the Yankees' future in tow. It's a fine line, and the club got off to a good start post-deadline with a sweep of the Marlins. But because this is still the 2021 Yankees, there had to be some bad news, and Gerrit Cole's COVID diagnosis was the original focus. Then, the Jordan Montgomery COVID news broke mid-recording and the co-hosts got a little delirious. Gio Urshela and Domingo Germán also landed on the injured list, though on the bright side, Luis Severino and Corey Kluber seem to be making their way back. In the latter half of the show, Andrew and Kunj "Meet a Baby Bomber" with Everson Pereira and Josh Breaux (hey, a rhyme!), who both happened to earn minor league promotions during the recording. Then, they close out with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week, and salute AL Pitcher of the Month Jameson Taillon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 136: Trade Deadline Tribulations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 46:52

    Andrew and Kunj are back on the PSA Podcast beat this week, and the weekend in Boston went so poorly that the two-game mini-sweep of the Phillies wasn't mentioned even once. That's how much of a great time the Yankees had at Fenway, where Chad Green, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Brooks Kriske all experienced spectacular meltdowns in a four-game series loss that probably sank the Yankees out of AL East contention in 2021. FanGraphs has the preseason AL favorite's odds of winning the AL East all the way down at 3.5 percent, with just over a one-in-three chance to even make the Wild Card Game. Delightful. There's also the Trade Deadline to discuss this week, as it looms on Friday afternoon. Will the Yankees still choose to buy? Will they pursue a strategic retool? Who could reasonably be put on the market? The co-hosts talk those possibilities before moving on to the regular "Meet a Baby Bomber" and "Yankee/Mitre of the Week" segments, featuring Donny Sands, Dermis Garcia, Gary Sánchez, Gleyber Torres, and some miserable members of the Yankees' bullpen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 135: The LaMarre/Allen/Amburgey Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 40:22

    At one point, Andrew and Kunj thought that there might not be enough to talk about for a podcast so soon after the most recent edition went live last Thursday. Then, well, Aaron Judge and several other Yankees got COVID, Luke Voit ended up back on the injured list, and suddenly, the Yankees' lineup against the Red Sox featured an outfield of Ryan LaMarre, Greg Allen, and Trey Amburgey. Perhaps the most inexplicable part of this entire development is that after all those losses, the Yankees finally won their first series of the year against the Red Sox. Just the way they planned it, right? Those topics are the main focus of today's podcast, though Andrew and Kunj also find room to praise the resurgent Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon and attempt to be optimistic about Rougned Odor and Gleyber Torres. Who the hell knows what will happen next at this point, so let's just hope the B-squad Bombers can help the team stay afloat in this critical period before the trade deadline. The "Meet a Baby Bomber" segments this week focused on ascending prospect Anthony Volpe (the 2019 first-round draft pick) and Tampa first baseman Eric Wagaman. Then, the co-hosts close out with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 134: “Allergic to Sweeps” Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 44:06

    The last time Andrew and Kunj podcasted, the first half was essentially over, as half of the Yankees' season had already been played. Well, now we're beyond the math, as the All-Star break and MLB Draft are both behind us. The Yankees officially kick off the second half on Thursday night against the Red Sox, and they still have so much to prove. The Yankees technically ended the first half on a high note with a 4-2 road trip through Seattle and Houston, but once again in a recurring theme of the 2021 season, they entered the finales with a chance to sweep and failed to do so. The second loss was particularly galling, as the Yankees blew a five-run lead in the ninth behind the bizarrely bad Chad Green, who has been otherwise-excellent. There have been some encouraging signs, as the Yankees' offense has looked a lot better since the start of June and Gerrit Cole looked absolutely filthy in his 1-0 Saturday shutout. But there's a long way to go. Andrew and Kunj also touched on Yankees injury updates, their first-round draft selection of Trey Sweeney, and used the "Meet a Baby Bomber" segment to meet two new draft picks: second-rounder Brendan Beck and sixth-rounder Richard Fitts. Then they wrap it up with the Yankee/Mitre of the Week and some scattered Home Run Derby thoughts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SB Nation's 2021 MLB Home Run Derby LIVE w/John Kruk - Presented by T-Mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 157:10

    MLB great John Kruk joins Sam Wilson, John Stolnis, Brady Klopfer and a host of community guests from around SB Nation to watch the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SB Nation's 2021 MLB Draft Recap – Presented by T-Mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 49:30

    SB Nation's all-star cast (Sam Wilson, John Stolnis, Eric Stephen and guest Jeremy Brener) breaks down everything that happened in the 1st round of the 2021 MLB Draft! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SB Nation's 2021 MLB All-Star Game Preview! - Presented by T-Mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 59:59

    SB Nation welcomes you to it's coverage of the 2021 MLB All-Star Week, powered by T-Mobile! On today's episode, Sam Wilson, John Stolnis, and Brady Klopfer break down the rosters, set the state of the league, discuss trade rumors PLUS Talking Chop's Demetrius Bell joins the show to talk about the move from Georgia to Colorado! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 133: Everything Sucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 43:49

    As it turns out, Andrew picked a good week to go to the beach. Since the last podcast, the Yankees were embarrassed by the Red Sox, Angels, and Mets in order, and their best pitchers (Gerrit Cole and Aroldis Chapman) looked more suspect than ever. Isn't chaos great? Andrew and Kunj caught up on this dismal 2-7 stretch of Yankees baseball that only further clouded the potential playoff picture. Fenway losses, Chapman meltdowns, and glum press conferences were all too frequent. Now, it's not just Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman trying to put on a brave face, it's also Hal Steinbrenner, who addressed the media after Wednesday night's ninth-inning disaster. Great stuff. Other topics included Tim Locastro, the All-Star selections (sans Gary Sánchez), the dreadful pitching staff, and — on a better note — the “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment on Luis Medina & Max Burt, and our Yankee/Mitre of the Week. Here's hoping that the team rebounds soon on its ... /checks notes/ ... West Coast road trip? Yikes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 132: The Triple Secret Weapon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 49:10

    The Yankees beat our lowly expectations from last week and actually took care of business quite handily against the Blue Jays and A's! They swept their division rival in Buffalo (a house of horrors in 2020), and then took two out of three at home from the AL West leaders. Sure, they were aided along the way by the hot bat of Gary Sánchez, but they also had a secret weapon: the ol' triple play. Andrew and Kunj have plenty to discuss from those positive topics alone, plus an update on the now-established “Sticky Stuff” guidelines for pitchers(and why they might be a scare tactic), happy thoughts on come-from-behind wins, Sánchez catching Gerrit Cole, and Luke Voit's imminent return. Don't worry though, there is still room for venting, particularly at the perhaps-inevitable “Luis Severino is our trade acquisition” quotes. Our “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment profiles the red-hot Hoy Jun Park and former-relief-prospect-turned-Scranton-veteran Nick Goody. As always, we wrap up with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. As a minor programming note, we'll both be out of town at different times next week, so there will be no show, but look for us again in early July! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 131: More L's and Spider Tack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 34:41

    Another weekend has come and gone, and it brought more Yankee disappointment that sadly did not vanish when we hit midnight on Monday. The glum vibes are still ever-present, as the Yankees saw a standard sweep in Minnesota snatched away from them by a terrible Aroldis Chapman, and then promptly got swept out of town themselves in a two-game weekend set against old friend Joe Girardi and his Phillies. It's bad times, and now the pitching is looking as suspect as it appeared to be before the season even began. The Phillies rocked Jameson Taillon and Domingo Germán, Michael King's start didn't go well, and the team can only be so confident in mid-rotation arm Jordan Montgomery. The Yankees' starting pitchers have a 6.16 ERA over the past 14 games. It's a delight. (Oh, and the offense that briefly surged during the week got blanked by Aaron Nola on Sunday. Will they be over .500 by next week? Who knows?!) One name absent from that Bronx starter roll call is Gerrit Cole, but he and the rest of the league's pitchers are embroiled in their own problems too thanks to the Spider Tack/foreign substances controversy. The only question will be how MLB will actually handle the difficult subject. We only have, uh, the utmost confidence in the league doing so. In a grateful detour from the MLB news, today's “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment covers pitchers Beck Way (Dan's interview linked here) and Barrett Loseke. Then we wrap it up as always with Yankee & Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 130: "This is Fine"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 41:02

    To quote Bruce Banner, “So, this is all seems ... horrible.” A week after podcasting in frustrated fury following the Yankees' sweep at the hands of the Tigers, we must do essentially the same thing — albeit this time without cursing and more of a deflated exhaustion with this endlessly frustrating group of hitters. The Yankees only managed a four-game split with the Rays and then got pantsed on their own turf by the Red Sox in their first head-to-head of the 2021 season. The story was more of the same from the offense, which barely homered and mashed into rally-killing double plays at a league-leading rate. (Link to John Griffin's article that we mentioned here.) It didn't help that the relief pitching decided to finally take a dive after being so reliable, as even normally good characters were bad: Chad Green, Jonathan Loaisiga, Luis Cessa, and Lucas Luetge. We saved most of our venting for the lineup that gave them no wiggle room, but they earned a special mention as well. In short, we're losing our minds. This can't keep happening, so it's up to the Yankees to right the ship in Minnesota. If they can't do it there? Hooboy. Our “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment spotlights utilityman Matt Pita and the recently-promoted Chris Gittens, and we wrap up as always with the Yankee & Mitre of the Week. Much like last week, there were too few worthy nominees for the former and too many for the latter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 129: Happy Thames Have Gone Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 43:40

    Corey Kluber's no-hitter feels like a million years already, right? Andrew and Kunj's most recent podcast came out on the day that he made his first post-no-no start with the Yankees on a six-game winning streak. Since then, Kluber got hurt, Luke Voit returned to the IL, Giancarlo Stanton came back ice cold, and the Yankees' offense continued its horrifying tailspin. The pitching was able to hide these woes during that aforementioned streak, but in the past week, the hitters have looked about as bad as they've been all season. They lost two of three against Toronto, enduring a humiliating sweep in Detroit at the hands of the Tigers, and had dropped the opener of this four-game set against the Rays at the time of recording. So yeah, the hosts had a lot to vent about. If they had time to record after the walk-off win last night, they might have been less angry, but alas. The lineup has quite a bit to prove anyway, if not only to assure fans that despite the statistics, they do not belong in the same offensive category as the 2021 Pirates. (High bar.) Moreover, Andrew and Kunj wondered aloud if the regressions of DJ LeMahieu, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, and more are enough to at least discuss whether Marcus Thames should still be the hitting coach for the job. A big week lies ahead against the Rays and Red Sox. At the end of the show, we "Meet a Baby Bomber" with Janson Junk (Dan Kelly article on Junk linked here) and Nick Green, Then of course we wrap up with our Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Hint: There were many more folks contending for the latter than the former. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 128: Kluber’s No-No & the Shutout Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 38:18

    Last week, Andrew and Kunj published the latest podcast on Wednesday morning. Since then, the Yankees’ starting pitchers have yet to allow a single run — a remarkable scoreless stretch of 35 straight innings. That’s been the secret sauce to the Yankees’ six-game winning streak, which helped them take three of four against the Rangers and then sweep the team that was the best in the AL heading into the weekend: the White Sox. The highlight of it all was, of course, Corey Kluber’s no-hitter in Texas, which was the Yankees’ first since 1999 and just the 12th in franchise history. So you’ll forgive the co-hosts if they go on at length about Kluber for his outstanding effort, in which he never looked like he broke a sweat. Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery also earned praise for their dominant outings against Chicago. Thanks mostly to Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge, the offense was able to make these gems count. Andrew and Kunj also ask the position players to stop running into outs on the bases, sigh deeply about Aaron Hicks likely being lost for the season (and Miguel Andújar’s defense), and then wrap things up with “Meet a Baby Bomber” — featuring pitching prospect Luis Gil and outfielder Steven Sensley — and the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 127: Please Keep Angering Aaron Judge

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 41:14

    It’s been a strange week in Yankee Land. The team suddenly had to deal with several post-vaccination cases of COVID-19 that sidelines members of their coaching staff and Gleyber Torres, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton hit the injured list with very different ailments, someone named Ryan LaMarre joined the outfield, and, oh yeah, the Yankees won back-to-back series on the road — even at the Trop. So yes, it’s been an experience. We talk about the outbreak, the injuries, the Yankees’ depth, possible setups with a healthy Rougned Odor back, Jameson Taillon’s frustrations, the sad realization that even god-kings like Gerrit Cole can bleed, and — of course — the week being mostly good despite some underperformance from the offense. We wrap up with our “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment on Ken Waldichuk and Carlos Narvaez, award some Yankee and Mitre of the Week honors, and end with a deeply strange and bemused tangent about Aaron Judge’s Twitter handle. It’s very important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 126: Winning While Longing for Luke

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 35:05

    In the past week, the Yankees have done well against some decent teams! The beat both the Astros and Nationals two games out of three at home, and the two losses just so happened to be the bullpen’s first two meltdowns of the season. They weren’t going to be perfect all year long, so as annoying as the L’s were, they weren’t too hard to shake off. We discussed the mostly-successful past week, offense being down both in New York and around the rest of the league (hello, inexplicable Wade Miley no-hitter), and salivate about 2020 home run king Luke Voit’s expected 2021 debut today. The team has missed having him — and recently, Gio Urshela — in the heart of its batting order. The “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment this week spotlights Tampa Tarpons slugging sensation Trevor Hauver (who has a good dog) and Hudson Valley Renegades reliever Nick Ernst. Then, it’s time for “Yankee and Mitre of the Week,” which had some fairly easy choices this time around. May the winning continue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 125: Giancarlo the Two-Hole Terror

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 41:33

    After an up-and-down series split in Baltimore, the Yankees came home to the Bronx and took care of business over the weekend against the Tigers. They swept perhaps the worst team in baseball out of town and returned to .500 for the first time since April 12th. This all means that Andrew and Kunj got to have a mostly positive podcast! Isn’t that nice? Giancarlo Stanton has been excelling since being installed as the No. 2 hitter, and Aaron Judge has picked up the pace right behind him, too. The two hosts talked about them, the Yankees’ rest schedules, touch on the Mike Tauchman/Wandy Peralta trade, and then raved about the outstanding recent efforts of Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber, and the pitching staff, which posted the best ERA and WHIP in the American League for the month of April. Just as we all expected, right? Andrew and Kunj also introduced a new weekly segment: “Meet a Baby Bomber,” a Yankees-focused riff on the “Meet a Major Leaguer” feature from “Effectively Wild.” This will be an effort to get to know more prospects and minor leaguers in the Yankees’ system a little more than folks already do — this week’s selections were No. 4 prospect Oswald Peraza and the other Justin Wilson (a righty reliever). Don’t worry though, the “Yankee and Mitre of the Week” segment isn’t going anywhere. There were some worthy picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 124: Beware the 3-0 Lead

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 36:59

    Andrew and Kunj wanted this podcast to be an enjoyable one. They really did. They thought that it would be all pleasant after the series victory in Cleveland! And don’t worry, they still talked about those awesome 3-0 rallies and Gerrit Cole outdueling Shane Bieber again. They were determined to some positives! Gio Urshela, Kyle Higashioka, and some dingers helped out there. The problem was that they had to record the day after an especially dispiriting loss to 2021 Matt Harvey and the Orioles, which was the team’s second defeat in a row and a return to the previous week’s offensive doldrums. The fact that it came on the heels of Sunday’s Jameson Taillon-led loss didn’t help either. Other topics of note included the best use of the Gary Sánchez/Kyle Higashioka conundrum, the Deivi García/Michael King swingman shuttle role, the overblown Aaron Judge/Angels rumors, and more Yankees nonsense. Note that this was recorded prior to the news of Higashioka’s bump in playing time, and the Mike Tauchman trade, though I did a short bit on the latter at the top of the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 123: Please Refrain From Being Garbage

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 37:17

    There's no easy to say this: Andrew and Kunj have had dentist appointments more enjoyable than the past week of Yankees baseball. The team is winless since our last recording, having dropped five in a row while suffering an embarrassing home sweep at the hands of the Rays. Andrew and Kunj gradually run through everything going wrong with the team, from the offense (in a nightmarish slump) to the pitching staff (lackluster outside of Gerrit Cole and a couple relievers) and defense (dismal fundamentals and poor play). As they note, a portion of the Yankees' struggles will likely remedy themselves soon, but some are flawed by design. That's concerning. They also discussed the unfortunate Friday incident where fans threw balls onto the field and Jay Bruce's unceremonious-but-necessary retirement. Yankees fans will always remember you, Jay. (Until they don't.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast 122: The Gerrit Cole Show (feat. The Yankees)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 37:19

    Andrew and Kunj discuss the three different kinds of Gerrit Cole starts so far — tough-luck loss, overpowering win, and grind-it-out win — while also bringing up the value of his good rapport with backup catcher Kyle Higashioka. It’s clear that Higgy should receive the lion’s share of Cole starts over Gary Sánchez, but they still think it’s important for Sánchez to at least occasionally catch him. As for the offense? The Higashioka homers were nice, as was the 10th-inning rally on Sunday, but it still has to do better. They were dominated by the Rays’ bullpen and have been hitting into far too many double plays. They're not panicking about whether or not this offense is actually good because the talent is there, but it can easily improve. Minimizing Jay Bruce is part of that. They also briefly touched on Tyler Wade and Domingo Germán’s demotions, the tone-deaf Mushnick comments on Sánchez using an interpreter, and Aaron Hicks taking a deserved mental health day in memory of Daunte Wright.  You can listen to the show on the web player below, or on any of your preferred podcast apps — to name a few, we’re on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, and iHeartRadio. As a reminder, if you were already subscribed to former host Ryan Chichester’s “Bomber Brothers” feed, then you’re good! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 121: Opening Week Pitching Spotlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 32:20

    Opening Day has come and gone, and the Bronx Bombers have begun the season led by the half of their team that was supposed to be more of a question mark — their pitching staff. Although an up-and-down offense has allowed them to drop two games early on, the men on the mound have permitted just 11 runs in 5 games. Not too shabby. This podcast was recorded prior to Gerrit Cole’s dominant start against Baltimore on Tuesday night, but thanks to his Opening Day outing and other strong efforts from Jordan Montgomery and the middle relievers, there was still plenty of pitching to chat about. Clint Frazier and Gary Sánchez’s hot starts were also points of discussion, as were home run heroics from Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. The rest of the hitters could stand to wake up a bit, though. Later, we talked about how Yankee Stadium fans should really cut down on the booing, the alternate site in Scranton starting up again, mid-’80s reliever Mike Armstrong (please view his glorious picture), and Rougned Odor for a hot second because the surprise trade broke minutes prior to recording. Naturally, we ended with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. As Kunj alluded, it’s good to have baseball back (and to watch a giant lizard fight a giant ape). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 120: Drafting Our Favorite 2021 Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 47:42

    It’s Opening Day Eve and well past time for another podcast! The Yankees will begin their 2021 season tomorrow afternoon against the Blue Jays, and we’re ready to see some regular season baseball again. Andrew and Kunj caught up on the latest spring training news, focusing on the unfortunate Luke Voit injury that has led us to “Opening Day first baseman Jay Bruce,” as well as the the pitching situation getting mostly settled with Justin Wilson landing on the injured list and Domingo Germán winning the last rotation spot over Deivi García. Of course, we still anticipate seeing plenty of García in 2021. After the quick news rundown, Andrew and Kunj did a draft with a very simple premise: “Things We’re Excited About From the 2021 Yankees.” It’s exactly what you think it is, and it was a lot of fun! (Even if Andrew accidentally cheated a bit.) As always, we wrapped up with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week. Also, reserve catcher Max McDowell ended up being mentioned at least five times in this show. It was quite the thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 119: Lucas Luetge? Lucas Luetge.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 41:49

    As the spring training schedule is now past the halfway point, it’s time for a new podcast episode with Andrew and Kunj to discuss the various goings-on. Setup man Zack Britton has unfortunately hit the injury shelf, and that loss is the first topic of discussion. The Yankees will miss his steady presence in the bullpen. Fortunately, manager Aaron Boone (back and healthy after last episode’s scare) has a surprising new lefty perhaps ready to nab an open spot: Lucas Luetge, who has not pitched in the majors since 2015 and is almost 34. The fifth starter battle is also heating up with Domingo Germán and Deivi García, so we discussed how the Yankees might approach that roster decision. Later on, we also talked about Jay Bruce staking his claim to a roster spot, how that throws Mike Tauchman and Tyler Wade into some peril. We then wrap up with some more injury talk, namely to the beleaguered Miguel Andújar and Robinson Chirinos (and Kyle Higashioka, to a lesser extent).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 118: Gardy Returns, Exhibitions Begin

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 32:15

    Now that the Grapefruit League has begun, there is actually some vaguely real baseball to watch! Fully aware of the goofiness of the extremely small number of games, Andrew and Kunj talk about what they've liked so far from Gary Sánchez and Jameson Taillon, why Tom was correct on Gerrit Cole working with Sánchez, Clarke Schmidt's elbow strain, and hit-by-pitch maverick Derek Dietrich popping up as a non-roster invitee. Brett Gardner also re-signed in the time since the last recording, so he is discussed in addition to their shared frustration about non-televised spring training games. The news of Aaron Boone's heart scare broke in the middle of this episode, so he is briefly mentioned as well. Our thoughts are with him as he recovers. Note: This episode was recorded before Corey Kluber's start on Wednesday; otherwise, he probably would've shared Yankee of the Week honors with Taillon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 117: Pitchers, Catchers, & Bruce, Oh My

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 42:35

    In the time since Andrew and Kunj's last podcast, there has been some more baseball activity. Lefty reliever Justin Wilson signed a contract to return to the Yankees’ bullpen, Jay Bruce and Robinson Chirinos came aboard as minor league free agents, James Paxton officially bid farewell to New York by rejoining the Mariners, the minor leagues were reorganized, and MLB adopted rules for 2021 (including the seven-inning doubleheaders and extra innings with automatic runners on second). Got all that? Good. Because it's all discussed, in addition to some musing on longtime Yankee Brett Gardner's future, as he is currently on the outside looking in. An old favorite of the show also returned — the Yankee and Mitre of the Week, this time expanded for the full offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 116: Offseason Roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 38:18

    Andrew and Kunj reboot the original Pinstripe Alley Podcast to talk about the Yankees’ relatively busy offseason, discussing the return of DJ LeMahieu, the additions of Corey Kluber, Jameson Taillon, and Darren O’Day, and our sadness at the departure of Masahiro Tanaka. That guy ruled and we miss him already. We also made fun of Rockies management for the Nolan Arenado deal because, well, why wouldn’t we? Note: The episode number choice is inspired by the continuation of our original podcast, but those 2012-18 episodes will not be in this feed. If you have some dark desire to revisit them and listen to us lose our minds over the madness of the 2013 Yankees with some crappy audio, you can do so through its old website here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bomber Brothers Ep. 83: Alexa, play New York, New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 20:57

    In their final episode, Shaun and Ryan look back on their most memorable interviews and favorite Yankee moments that occurred during the podcast's two and half year run, and of course, thank all the listeners for their support. Thanks to everyone for a great experience! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bomber Brothers Ep. 83: The Machine remains on standby

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 32:22

    DJ LeMahieu still isn't a Yankee, the starting rotation is still loaded with question marks outside of Gerrit Cole, and an uneventful Winter Meetings has come and gone. Shaun and Ryan discuss the reality that outside of bringing back LeMahieu, the Yankees may very well have no other plans on their offseason checklist, and what that would mean for their World Series contention moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bomber Brothers Ep. 81: Say it aint so, Cano

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 42:50

    Former Yankee star Robinson Cano is suspended for the entire 2021 season due to another positive PED test, prompting Shaun and Ryan to discuss Cano's legacy, and if passing on signing the second baseman to a big deal back in 2013 has turned out to be the right move. Plus, with the Mets now in need of a second baseman, could new owner Steve Cohen get into a battle with the Yankees over DJ LeMahieu? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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