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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/31/21

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The last day of July dawns with a new-look Yankees team.

New York Yankees v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Covering the 2021 Yankees has been a journey — it was often called a rollercoaster earlier in the year, but I don’t think that fits anymore. A rollercoaster has its ups and downs, but its meant to be fun — something this team wasn’t for large stretches of the season. They felt lifeless, they looked like they were sleepwalking through games, and the worst part was that it could happen the day after they exploded for a bunch of runs in a dramatic win the night before. It was completely random, and it was a mess.

Now, however, they’ve been injected with new life. A pair of big ticket trades could and should be just what this team needs to rejuvenate themselves, and the new-look Yanks got off to a solid start last night. It’s only one game, and its against a weak opponent, but if they come out the gates looking competitive again tonight, I’ll be willing to believe this shakeup can get results.

The site is still swimming in reactions to this trade deadline, and we’d be happy to share them with you. Joe provides an overall recap to the Yankees’ moves, and Cooper addresses how Gallo and Rizzo can help the Yankees’ lineup imbalances, although in a different way than expected. Dan looks into the prospect cost from the deadline moves, and breaks down what the Yankees exchanged for their booster shot to the main roster. Finally, Erica rounds up the media reactions to the Yankees’ active deadline dealings.

Today’s Matchup:

New York Yankees at Miami Marlins

Time: 6:10 p.m. ET

TV: YES Network, Bally Sports Florida

Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Venue: loanDepot Park

Fun Questions:

1. What is the Yankees’ ceiling now? Wild Card winners? ALCS bound? True contenders?

2. Who are your deadline winners? How about some deadline losers?