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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 12/4/21

There are 27 days left in this strange year.

Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians - Game Five Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Wasn’t last week fun? The sheer number of baseball transactions essentially turned my Twitter timeline into a cacophony of notification chimes on my phone. Now? The tumbleweed’s a-blowin’ with the owners locking out the players and continuing to look petty as hell. It’s not great, and even though we’re only a couple days in, it feels like we’re going to have to strap in for quite a wait.

Today on the site, Estevão will look back on A-Rod’s multi-position mastery, Jon will consider how the lockout impacts players recovering from injury, and we’ll have a trio of player target posts. Jake will make the cases for a reunion with that same ol’ wily veteran, Brett Gardner, and Andrés and Peter will review Frankie Montas of the A’s and Paul DeJong of the Cardinals as potential trade acquisitions.

Fun Questions:

1. Would you have wanted Masahiro Tanaka back in the Yankee rotation in 2022?

2. If you had to pick a favorite “Seinfeld” episode, which would it be?