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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Episode 55: Independence Day weekend goodbyes and hellos

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There was a bit of a roster shake-up over the weekend as some familiar faces from the first half departed. What can we make of the new guys?

Norm Hall

Unsatisfied with the Yankees' product on the field, general manager/ninja Brian Cashman tinkered with the roster. Out are Alfonso Soriano, Vidal Nuno, and Yangervis Solarte. In are Brandon McCarthy and Zelous Wheeler. The All-Star Break will be a relief for the team.

[0:00] Intro music: "Hello, Goodbye" - The Beatles
[0:19] A farewell to the dearly departed...
[1:42] Cashman somehow acquired Brandon McCarthy for Vidal Nuno. Wat.
[6:01] Seeya later, Yangervis Solarte...
[7:36] Why should we be optimistic about McCarthy despite his ugly ERA?
[9:57] Some thoughts on the A's acquiring ALL THE PITCHING
[12:35] CC Sabathia's degenerative knee depresses us all
[18:13] Post-mortem on Alfonso Soriano, whose career might very well be over after his DFA
[22:07] Will Rob Refsnyder or Jose Pirela take Soriano's roster spot sometime soon?
[24:47] Will Michael Pineda ever come back?
[26:13] #HotTakes on the announced All-Stars
[30:27] Tweetbag:

  • Pipe dreams of a Troy Tulowitzki trade
  • Small moves or big moves at the deadline
  • Managing Chase Whitley's workload
  • Trade proposals for Adrian Beltre, David Price, Cliff Lee ,Justin Masterson, Trevor Plouffe, and Josh Willingham
  • Carlos Beltran vs. Curtis Granderson
  • Scouting report on Shane Greene

[52:45] Matt Ferenchick Play Index Funtime: Worst Game Scores in Yankees history
[58:36] Yankee/Mitre of the Week

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