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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 136: Trade Deadline Tribulations

The Yankees celebrated the weekend before the trade deadline with a disastrous series in Fenway. Fun, huh?

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images

We’re back on the PSA Podcast beat this week, and the weekend in Boston went so poorly that the two-game mini-sweep of the Phillies wasn’t mentioned even once. That’s how much of a great time the Yankees had at Fenway, where Chad Green, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Brooks Kriske all experienced spectacular meltdowns in a four-game series loss that probably sank the Yankees out of AL East contention in 2021. FanGraphs has the preseason AL favorite’s odds of winning the AL East all the way down at 3.5 percent, with just over a one-in-three chance to even make the Wild Card Game. Delightful.

There’s also the Trade Deadline to discuss this week, as it looms on Friday afternoon. Will the Yankees still choose to buy? Will they pursue a strategic retool? Who could reasonably be put on the market? We talk those possibilities before moving on to our regular “Meet a Baby Bomber” and “Yankee/Mitre of the Week” segments, featuring Donny Sands, Dermis Garcia, Gary Sánchez, Gleyber Torres, and some miserable members of the Yankees’ bullpen.

You can listen to the show on the web player below, or on any of your preferred podcast apps — to name a few, we’re on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, and iHeartRadio. As a reminder, if you were already subscribed to former host Ryan Chichester’s “Bomber Brothers” feed, then you’re good!