Around the Empire
Pinstriped Prospects | Matt Kardos: Conor Mullee was claimed off waivers by the Cubs yesterday. Obviously this move was made to boost their chances at winning the World Series and fortunately for them it worked! Or it didn’t! I wrote this before the game ended.
NJ.com | Joe Giglio: After missing the entire 2016 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Greg Holland is reportedly healthy and will have a showcase next week for interested teams. The Yankees should be all-in on the former Royals closer as a potential low-risk, high-reward piece.
MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: A mailbag of questions from fans including ones regarding the farm system, Girardi and Cashman’s future, Luis Severino and Michael Pineda’s future and Masahiro Tanaka’s chances at winning the Cy Young award.
NJ.com | Joe Giglio: The Yankees have a need for starting pitching, unfortunately there isn’t much available in free agency. Though he struggled this year, it wasn’t long ago when Alex Cobb was considered one of the better pitchers in baseball. Now that the Rays have supposedly made him available, the Yankees should try and pursue him. Though the Rays trading with an AL East rival, specifically the Yankees, seems unlikely.
- Way too early prediction: What team wins next year’s World Series?
- What team loses?
Song of the Day
This is Halloween by Danny Elfman
It’s Fright Week on Pinstripe Alley. While the song says it’s Halloween, and even though we’ve already passed Halloween it’s still appropriate. This song comes from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and now that Halloween is over be ready to be overloaded with Christmas everything. Or something along those lines which makes this make sense.