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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Ep. 137: Gallo, Rizzo, and, uh, COVID-o

The Yankees added some big lefty bats to the lineup, but also dealt with more COVID problems. What else is new?

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

After a busy, busy trade deadline, we reconvened to discuss all of the Yankees’ moves, led of course by the tragic DFA-ing of Sal Romano, “The Big Cheese.” We miss you already, buddy.

In reality, the Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo trades were of course the focus, and the deals featuring Andrew Heaney, Luis Cessa, Justin Wilson, and Clay Holmes were all discussed. GM Brian Cashman did a pretty good job of keeping the team competitive for the stretch of 2021 while also helping the 2022 club and keeping the most important prospects to the Yankees’ future in tow. It’s a fine line, and the club got off to a good start post-deadline with a sweep of the Marlins.

But because this is still the 2021 Yankees, there had to be some bad news, and Gerrit Cole’s COVID diagnosis was the original focus. Then, the Jordan Montgomery COVID news broke mid-recording and we got a little delirious. Gio Urshela and Domingo Germán also landed on the injured list, though on the bright side, Luis Severino and Corey Kluber seem to be making their way back.

In the latter half of the show, we “Meet a Baby Bomber” with Everson Pereira and Josh Breaux (hey, a rhyme!), who both happened to earn minor league promotions during the recording. Then, we close out as always with the Yankee and Mitre of the Week, and salute AL Pitcher of the Month Jameson Taillon.

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!