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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/28/24

Just another Sunday in January, but brought to you by swanky suits from the night before.

2024 BBWAA Awards Dinner
Ramiro Mendoza!! In a suit!!
Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

I don’t have any interesting anniversary tidbits, recent baseball news, or other miscellany to really discuss this morning. But the photo gallery did inform me of notable Yankees past and present attending the BBWAA’s New York Baseball Writers’ Dinner last night.

2024 BBWAA Awards Dinner Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Gerrit Cole finally got his long-awaited Cy Young Award, and his wife and parents were both in attendance.

2024 BBWAA Awards Dinner Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

For reasons I’m not entirely sure of, former Yankees sinkerballer Ramiro Mendoza was awarded the Casey Stengel “You Could Look It Up” Award for becoming the first player since Babe Ruth to win World Series with the Yankees and Red Sox. Given that this happened 20 years, who knows why it’s happening now! But El Brujo looks good anyway, that’s for damn sure.

Today on the site, Peter will look back at the Yankees’ trade history with the Pirates (especially interesting in recent years) and Estevão will make the free agent case for Jakob Junis while simultaneously arguing for more pitching depth regardless. Later, Andrés will discuss a significant Yankees southpaw as the Top 10 portion of our Top 100 begins, and John will do the weekly social media spotlight.

Questions/Prompts:

1. Let’s keep it easy today. Who wins the AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Ravens?

2. Same question, but with the NFC Championship Game matchup of the Lions and 49ers.