Pinstripe Alley Podcast Episode 55: Independence Day weekend goodbyes and hellos

Norm Hall

There was a bit of a roster shake-up over the weekend as some familiar faces from the first half departed. What can we make of the new guys?

Unsatisfied with the Yankees' product on the field, general manager/ninja Brian Cashman tinkered with the roster. Out are Alfonso Soriano, Vidal Nuno, and Yangervis Solarte. In are Brandon McCarthy and Zelous Wheeler. The All-Star Break will be a relief for the team.

[0:19] A farewell to the dearly departed...
[1:42] Cashman somehow acquired Brandon McCarthy for Vidal Nuno. Wat.
[6:01] Seeya later, Yangervis Solarte...
[7:36] Why should we be optimistic about McCarthy despite his ugly ERA?
[9:57] Some thoughts on the A's acquiring ALL THE PITCHING
[12:35] CC Sabathia's degenerative knee depresses us all
[18:13] Post-mortem on Alfonso Soriano, whose career might very well be over after his DFA
[22:07] Will Rob Refsnyder or Jose Pirela take Soriano's roster spot sometime soon?
[24:47] Will Michael Pineda ever come back?
[26:13] #HotTakes on the announced All-Stars
[30:27] Tweetbag:

[52:45] Matt Ferenchick Play Index Funtime: Worst Game Scores in Yankees history
[58:36] Yankee/Mitre of the Week

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