We open the show with some talk about…the Rockies? They did make two moves yesterday that relate to the Yankees in some ways. First, they re-signed Jorge de la Rosa, whom I was firmly against from the get-go. Then they re-signed Troy Tulowitzki to a deal that runs through 2020. That certainly should remind us of Derek Jeter’s deal.
In fact, as we discuss on the show, Jeter’s and Tulowitzki’s careers look somewhat similar at this point. Check out their WAR comparisons. It appears that Tulo just hasn’t hit Jeter’s peak yet. If he does in the next few years, it will make for an even more interesting comparison.
That then brings us to Eduardo Nunez, the nominative Plan B. We know Mike doesn’t think he’ll amount to anything. My question is, what do people see in him? He might be a decent stopgap — I’d rather him start in 2011 than Orlando freaking Cabrera — but the only thing I get from the Yankees saying he’s their Plan B is that they think that Plan A is fool-proof.
Podcast run time 25:00
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