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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/5/24

We arrive at Friday.

Division Series - Cleveland Guardians v New York Yankees - Game Two Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Yankees made some minor moves on Thursday, getting a speedster outfielder named Bubba Thompson from the Reds off of waivers and a right-handed pitcher Cody Poteet, formerly from Miami. The pair are potential roster depth depending on how spring training goes, but they’ve got invites to show what they can do then. Considering how stretched out the team can get in Florida, there’s no harm in taking on a couple of fliers.

While the Yankees make their moves and plot their next ones, we’ll keep going as usual. Sam starts us off with a look at the Yankees’ limited trade history with the Milwaukee Brewers, featuring an iconic Aussie from the early dynasty years. Kevin’s up next with a reflection on our latest Top 100 Yankee, the Hall of Famer Mike Mussina. Finally, John comes through with a historic dive into baseball’s first superstar from way back in the mid-1800s — Jim Creighton.

Questions/Prompts:

1. Since the Yankees picked up a niche basestealing player in Bubba Thompson, do you see them ever utilizing a player like that in the regular season this year?

2. Which veteran player across MLB could you see having a Matt Carpenter-esque surge for a season?