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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 3/24/21

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Deivi García prepares for a Wednesday start against the Blue Jays.

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday. It’s an especially happy Wednesday because we get to see Deivi García on the mound! Thank the maker.

Today on the site, Andrés will ponder who actually deserves the final spots on the Opening Day bench, and Joe will follow with a season preview post on the man trying to fend Jay Bruce off for the same role, Mike Tauchman. Kunj will make the case that the recent bullpen injuries mean that the Yankees should turn to old friends on the free agent market for help, and John will write about the fascinating similarities between young Gerrit Cole and potential 2021 top draft pick Jack Leiter.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 1:05 p.m. EST

TV: YES Network, MLB.tv, Sportsnet

Venue: George M. Steinbrenner Field

Fun Questions:

1. Should the Yankees pursue outside help to add to their bullpen, or are you satisfied with the internal options? Keep in mind that a Shane Greene or David Robertson would likely need some time to ramp up and wouldn’t immediately be able to help.

2. Which Vandy strikeout phenom’s future are you most excited about: Kumar Rocker or Jack Leiter?