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Last week we hoped for some developments in the pitching market. Did we get them?

  • Edwin Jackson. We saw the two parties connected once again in the past week, further fueling speculation that a marriage with the Boras client is inevitable. But…
  • The Yankees reevaluated their budget, so that could change things. Mike and I discuss what the Yankees could be up to.
  • And yeah, the whole show is pretty much about pitching, now and in the future. We have basically a whole segment on the 2013 class.
  • And onto Jorge Posada. His career comes to an end, so Mike and I think back on his career and what it meant to the Yankees and to the game.

Podcast run time 50:21

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It’s been a while since we last broadcast, so that should mean there’s plenty to talk about. The Yankees have made a few moves, and they remain involved in a few situations. Here’s the rundown.

  • Did you know that we haven’t broadcast since we heard of the Yu Darvish winner? Crazy. We talk about that situation and what it means for the Yanks.
  • That leads us to pitching. There are a couple of names left, but neither appears likely. That is, if you believe that Brian Cashman gets his way this off-season.
  • The Yanks did beef up the bench. Could they make another move or two in that department before they convene for spring training?
  • This year’s crop of minor league signings has some upside. We’re talking Adam Miller and Hideki Okakima, mostly.

Podcast run time 45:14

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The Yu Darvish bidding ended this week, and the Yankees did make a bid. We start with that.

  • Rumor has the Jays with the winning bid. That alone won’t change the balance of power in the AL East, but they could pull off one more move that would change things for sure.
  • Where do the Yanks turn from here? Mike and I run down the remaining options.
  • Can Eduardo Nunez change the trade scene? The Yanks have kept him out of trade talks, but with Nakajima potentially in the fold they could possibly upgrade by trading Nunez.
  • Mike Cuddyer signed this morning, which, along with Josh Willingham’s contract, gives us some semblance of an idea for Nick Swisher‘s market next off season.
  • Plus, all the miscellany you can handle.

Podcast run time 45:24

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Mike’s back from the Winter Meetings, and there was plenty of activity. It might not all be directly Yankee related, but it is in some way or another.

  • Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in Anaheim. Mike and I talk about the implications, especially as it concerns the Wild Card.
  • That brings us to Yu Darvish, who was just posted. The Yanks are downplaying their interest, but is that just a smokescreen?
  • The rest of the market looks a bit barren. Hiroki Kuroda is still out there, as is Edwin Jackson. But will the Yanks seriously consider them?
  • There were a number of minor deals this week. Mike and I wrap up some new names that will be in camp — and some that might not.

Podcast run time 45:46

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The Yankees have managed to stay out of headlines this off-season, which saddens us. But the Winter Meetings are next week, and things can happen there. Mike and I discuss:

  • What Cashman might have brewing.
  • The obstacles he needs to overcome before anything gets done.
  • The inflexible payroll, starring Rafael Soriano.
  • The future free agent markets and how it could affect this winter.
  • Plus plenty more off-season speculation.

Podcast run time 34:18

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MLB announced some big changes, and the Yankees talked money. That’s what we’re covering in the podcast.

  • The added playoff team. Mike and I run through the situation pretty thoroughly, talking about the goods and the bads. While the new system will bring more teams into the playoff hunt, there are some negative unintended consequences.
  • The Astros are moving to the AL, which could cause some minor problems with interleague play. Mike and I run down the single biggest issue with future interleague scheduling.
  • Brian Cashman talked budget this week, and it seems he’s playing coy again. What does this mean for the Yankees offseason?

Podcast run time 37:52

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Today we bring the newest member of RAB, Moshe Mandel, onto the show. It’s nice getting a third voice onto the podcast, at least in terms of recording and discussion. We hope you agree.

  • We lead off with the Yankees’ pursuit of, well, everyone. Are they just feeling out the market, or are they laying big plans?
  • Onto the smaller moves that have happened already, and a bigger one that wasn’t. We talk about how these moves affect the market going forward.
  • Another event that will affect the market: Yu Darvish getting posted. It’s no guarantee but it looks very likely. That will change how teams operate.
  • Caddy for A-Rod? We further the discussion from Mo’s article earlier this week.
  • And plenty of miscellany to fill time.

Podcast run time 42:32

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And they’re off. Free agency officially opened this week, and teams are free to negotiate with whomever they please. Of course, we probably won’t see any major moves for another month or so. But we still have plenty to talk about.

  • We start with CC Sabathia, who did not become a free agent. Mike and I talk about why this was huge for the Yankees.
  • From there there’s a lot of free agent talk. Do any fit for the Yankees?
  • Warning: John Danks talk ahead.
  • There’s also a decent segment on trading Burnett and what it would take. The chances don’t look great, you guys.
  • And there’s a bit on Brackman, plus some optimism about the coming season.

Podcast run time 45:48

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It’s been a wild, wild playoff run, and it will conclude tonight. Of course, we can’t help but talk about it on the show.

  • Mike and I talk about the wild Game 6. It was fully of blunders, so it might not have been the best game, but the heroic moments certainly made it one of the most exciting in recent memory.
  • The Yankees have a few things coming up in the next few days. Brian Cashman‘s contract expires on Monday, but it appears that a new deal is no worry.
  • Of bigger concern is CC Sabathia, who has to make a decision on his opt-out by Monday. Perhaps the Yankees will make him an offer too lucrative to reject.
  • Then there is Nick Swisher‘s option. It sounds as though, unsurprisingly, the Yankees will pick it up. The question is of whether they keep or deal him. Mike and I discuss the possibilities.
  • Oh, and Boras was looking for an extension for Cano, only he wasn’t. That smells a little fishy.

Podcast run time 45:14

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After a week off we’re back with a nice, long podcast for your Friday afternoon listening pleasure. Topics covered:

  • The World Series: how they got there, how it’s going. Honestly, this has been a greatly enjoyable series through two games.
  • Yankees housekeeping: not much going on right now, other than a few minor roster moves. But two Yanks execs have been interviewed for Anaheim’s GM gig.
  • We play a little game that brings to the fore a number of weird hypotheticals.
  • Plus our standard brand of miscellany.

Podcast run time 50:48

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