Boy, that escalated quickly.
Brian Cashman pulled out his Superman cape and made splashes by trading for Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo. The Yankees add two power left-handed hitters and great defensive players to solidify a lineup that badly needed a boost. They are 3.5 games back of the second wild-card spot and now have two All-Stars added to the mix as they make a final push for the playoffs in the last two months of the season. Will this propel the Bronx Bombers into October baseball?
To answer that and break down the moves, we bring you a new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Jeff Nelson. The guys also have a fantastic interview with Yankees legend Bernie Williams.
Pinstripe Pod Opening Segment with Chris, Jeff & Jake:
- GETTING RIZZO/GALLO: Guys love the trades for Rizzo and Gallo. Cashman did a terrific job of now giving this team a chance to win with two power bats, but also great defensive players. Could these moves push the Yankees over the top? Nellie also shares his trade deadline memories from his days with the Yankees.
- COLE: Concerned with Gerrit Cole continuing to struggle? He was pounded by the Rays and that is likely who the Yankees would face in the Wild Card game if they make it there. He needs to get right. Starting pitching has been inconsistent.
Bernie Williams Interview:
4-time World Series champion Yankees outfielder
- NELLIE MEMORIES: Going up against and playing alongside Nellie and why he was such a great pitcher and teammate.
- YANKEES MEMORIES: What made you so successful in NY? What were best parts about those championship teams?
- BASEBALL VS. GUITAR: Which was tougher to do? Hardest part was interacting with the audience while on stage.
- CORE FOUR: Does it bother you not being part of the “Core Four?”
- IPF: Raising awareness for IPF after his dad passed away from it during his career and what he’s doing now raising money and awareness.
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