Lots of news to cover this week on the Pinstripe Alley Podcast as the Yankees acquired Chase Headley, bid adieu to Yangervis Solarte, made some odd comments about Rob Refsnyder, went 6-1 since the All-Star Break, and found themselves caught in some weird trade rumors regarding Ian Kennedy & Jorge De La Rosa late last night. Oh, and Chris Capuano I suppose. He is the the screwdriver on top of an ice cream sundae of Yankees talk.
[0:00] Do that voodoo, Headley
[1:10] The trade rumors involving Ian Clarkin and Eric Jagielo are very scary and we had to return to the podcast after we recorded to add this in
[7:35] Early impressions of the Headley trade and thoughts about gambling on prospects
[12:45] The Brian Roberts problem and pondering Brian Cashman's comments on Refsnyder
[24:01] What is a bench? The Yankees need a bench since most of their bench is overused (Ichiro Suzuki) or injured (Kelly Johnson, Mark Teixeira). Enter Jose Pirela? Scott Sizemore? Trade deadline addition like Marlon Byrd? Bueller?
[30:59] Brandon McCarthy: Good at baseball and also now essential to the rotation!
[39:01] Quick series preview for the Blue Jays and Rangers
[42:42] B-Ref Segment: Matt F. looks up longest Yankee reliever streaks of negative WPA, and there are shudder-inducing throwback names. (Also, a brief tangent on "If the Boss were alive" arguments.)
[52:15] Tweetbag: Tommy Milone a Yankee?, should the Yankees go all-in at the Trade Deadline?, a better second bullpen lefty, and draft class improvements
[1:07:52] Yankee/Mitre of the Week
Podcast link (Length: 1:13:58)