YGY Radio Rewind: Hall Of Fame Talk/Peter Golenbock Interview
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, brought to you by KNODA.com, I started off the show by congratulating the four new members of the Baseball Hall Of Fame: Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio. Despite the great occasion of having four members elected to the Hall, there was still some talk about the “Steroid Era” guys like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens not reaching 40% and Mike Piazza still not in, despite getting close to 70% of the votes.
I also addressed the story that broke on Thursday about how Yankees’ pitching prospect Ty Hensley was attacked at home in Oklahoma City over the holidays. Thankfully, Hensley is out of the hospital and is on the path to recovery.
For my first guest, I spoke with baseball author Peter Golenbock. Golenbock has written numerous baseball works such as Dynasty and The Bronx Zoo. I talked to Peter about his favorite era of Yankees’ history, his memories of George Steinbrenner and his reaction to what the Yankees are doing this offseason. We discussed the Hall Of Fame ballot and with Peter being a resident of St. Petersburg, he gives his take on the Rays’ 2015 offseason and whether the team will get a new stadium in the recent future.
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During our second segment, I had a pair of guests. One of them was a staff writer here at Yanks Go Yard, Tim McFadden. The second person that joined us was Fred Owens, a staff writer for the Braves’ Fansided site, Tomahawk Take.
First, Fred gave his take on the team trading relievers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve to New York for lefty pitching prospect Manny Banuelos. What are the expectations for Banuelos in Atlanta and what are Fred’s takes on the Braves’ offseason considering it looks like they are re-building in 2015.
Then, Tim and I had a discussion about the Yankees’ re-signing second baseman Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million deal with incentives. Was the Drew signing the right move for New York? Plus, does Tim expect one more move for the Yankees before the team heads down to Tampa for Spring Training next month?