On this week’s episode of the Pinstriped Prospects Podcast, Ricky Keeler, Alexis Farinacci, and James O’Connell begin the show by talking about Masahiro Tanaka deciding to go back to Japan. What is his legacy with the Yankees? Do they think Tanaka will eventually finish his career in New York and what is the current state of the rotation with 2 weeks to go until spring training?
One player who is still a free agent in Brett Gardner. Does the panel want the veteran outfielder back and should the Yankees be looking more at another infielder than an outfielder for 2021?
The Yankees did make a signing this week for their bullpen by bringing in Kyle Barraclough on a minor league deal with a spring training invite. What does the Barraclough signing mean for the bullpen and which member of the Yankees middle relief could be in the spotlight this season?
Finally, the trio discusses more arguments between the MLB and MLBPA, Nolan Arenado going to the Cardinals, give their Super Bowl picks, play some Yankees trivia involving Tanaka, and give their final thoughts.