In an attempt to start a monthly segment, we've brought back PSA Mother of Dragons/former podcast co-host Tanya Bondurant to discuss some Yankees minor leaguers with us now that their first month of play is over. We also got into the Michael Pineda injury and its effect on the rotation and bullpen. Hopefully the monsoon didn't threaten you like it did to our Internet connections, though the call fortunately kept going.
[00:27] Pineda's lat strain and its effect on the starting rotation
[3:18] Should we be concerned about Hiroki Kuroda or CC Sabathia? (CC at [5:05])
[8:46] Farm system talk with Tanya: Greg Bird's return
[10:10] Aaron Judge needs a promotion
[12:35] Mike Ford: for real?
[15:37] Gosuke Katoh: Rookie Ball mirage?
[17:18] Dante Bichette Jr.'s hot start
[18:50] Eric Jagielo and Cito Culver's disappointing defensive reviews
[20:09] Peter O'Brien destroying the Florida State League
[23:27] RIP Jose Campos's UCL
[25:40] Rob Refsnyder: Getting better?
[27:30] Gushing over Manny Banuelos
[29:44] Rafael De Paula's resurgence
[31:45] Could Shane Greene be a legitimate MLB starting option?
[32:45] Figuring out where Ian Clarkin will start the season
[33:19] Where have you gone, Mason Williams?
[35:13] Will Slade Heathcott ever stay healthy?
[37:12] Brief sidebar about the roster spot open once Pineda can go on the DL
[40:14] Disappointment over Jose Ramirez, but joy about Luis Severino
[42:45] Thoughts on Gary Sanchez, John Ryan Murphy, and the Yankees' future catching situation
[50:23] Tweetbag: External/internal help for starting pitching, riffing on Hector Noesi, bacon heresy, 2015 rotation, A-Rod in 2015?, Jagielo/Judge ETA
[1:02:50] Yankee/Mitre of the Week
Podcast link (Length: 1:10:37)