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Pinstripe Alley open thread - 2/19/21

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Friday’s open thread.

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Happy Friday, everyone. Stay safe out there. Keep yourselves busy by joining us for some stories! Ryan will answer your mailbag questions, Dan will reveal his excellent interview with pitching prospect Janson Junk, I’ll recount the day nine years ago (!) that 2009 World Series hero A.J. Burnett was traded to Pittsburgh, and inspired by the two Justin Wilsons, Matt will run down the list of all-time Yankees who have shared a famous name.

Fun Questions

  1. Do you regret the A.J. Burnett trade since he quickly returned to solid pitching with the Pirates? Or do you think that it just had to be done, no matter what?
  2. Suppose that Juan Soto suddenly became a Yankee for some glorious reason. Would you take a page from the Padres’ book and extend him for 14 years and $340 million? (For context, he is only about two months older than Fernando Tatis Jr.)