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Pinstripe Alley Podcast Episode 80: Kale chips & first place

The first half and All-Star Break are over, and the Yankees are on top of the AL East! Podcast time.

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The Yankees will begin the second half at 48-40 and leading the American League East. The Matts and I talked about how we got here and perhaps what we can look forward to as we inch toward the trade deadline.

[0:00] Intro music: "Wishing Well" - The Airborne Toxic Event
[0:47] Looking back on the All-Star festivities
[3:00] Pre-All-Star Break hot streak and surge into first! Thoughts on post-Tommy John Ivan Nova, the upcoming Yankees/Mariners series, and Michael Pineda vs. Jesus Montero possibly for real
[11:32] Should the Yankees be worried about possible regression?
[14:35] Quick game: Who's the worst player someone will vote over A-Rod on an MVP ballot?
[16:43] Back to the first half discussion and thoughts on regression
[22:37] Is Brendan Ryan gone yet?
[29:40] Mixed feelings about the starting rotation and potentially adding Johnny Cueto
[38:51] Acquire Ben Zobrist or ride it out with Rob Refsnyder?
[44:11] Tweetbag: The new Home Run Derby, trading for a starter (would Ivan Nova also be dealt?)
[48:32] Yankee/Mitre of the first half

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