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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/19/21

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We may have only seen three days of Yankees baseball in the past week, but an off-day feels warranted.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Reader, I gasped
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Last week, the Yankees blew a five-run lead in the ninth on a Jose Altuve walk-off homer, saw their superstar outfielder plus five others hit the shelf due to a COVID outbreak, lost their first baseman indefinitely to a bone bruise in his knee, and watched their recently-acquired outfielder suffer a season-ending ACL tear. Their lineups have been riddled with RailRiders and random veterans.

Yes, they’ve only played three games since last Monday and the B-squad even managed to steal a series against the Red Sox, but I will still gladly take the off-day today. It’s been an exhausting stretch.

On the site, Peter and Dan will preview the recently-rumored Starling Marte and Adam Frazier as potential trade targets, John will discuss the farm system perhaps salvaging the year for Brian Cashman, and Ryan will have the latest mailbag prompt.

Today’s Matchup:

Off-day

Fun Questions:

1. Who was your favorite random Yankee contributor to the series victory over the Red Sox?

2. Do you dare dabble with cautious optimism since the Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games?