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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 10/8/21

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Your rundown to close out the work week.

Wild Card Round - New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Well, full playoff series are now underway. Maybe you tune those out once the Yankees are eliminated, or perhaps you enjoy the drama of October baseball, regardless of whether the Bombers are involved. It would be hard to blame you for tuning out the AL bracket this year in particular; anyone who watched yesterday was treated to an Astros victory, and then a Red Sox/Rays clash.

On the site today, Esteban highlights the importance of the Yankees straightening out their shortstop and center field situations. Jesse also looks back on the team’s ZiPS projections now that we know what actually happened in this season, Andres wonders whether there’s no longer room on the roster for Brett Gardner, Erica details which former Yankees are still playing for other teams this October, and Ryan provides this week’s mailbag answers,

Fun Questions:

1. Are you more surprised that Aaron Judge played 149 games in 2021, or that Giancarlo Stanton played 138 games?

2. Who will prevail in the Giants-Dodgers showdown?