Yanks Go Yard Radio Show Rewind: Yanks Go Yard Radio Show Rewind: Arizona Fall League Talk/World Series Preview


On last night’s episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, we recorded our first episode since the Yankees were eliminated from the postseason by the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card Game. Since we were last on the air, New York parted ways with Jeff Pentland as hitting coach and Masahiro Tanaka underwent surgery to repair bone spurs on his elbow (should be ready for spring training).

For our first segment, we discussed how some of the Yankees’ prospects have done in the Arizona Fall League so far for the Surprise Saguaros. Of course, the story of the Fall League has been Gary Sanchez. After Greg Bird was the Fall League MVP last year, the Yankees’ 22-year-old catching prospect is hitting .457 in eight games with five home runs and 15 RBI’s and he has a .459 on-base percentage. At the very least, Sanchez is building up his trade value if New York decides to use him to upgrade the Major League roster this winter.

To talk more about Sanchez and the Arizona Fall League, I spoke with Matt Kardos, who writes about the Arizona Fall League and the Trenton Thunder for Rolling Thunder. Matt and I also discussed Ian Clarkin making some starts for Surprise, Tyler Austin trying to build up his confidence, and Domingo Acevedo’s surprise invite to the AFL.

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In addition to the Arizona Fall League talk, I also spoke with Matt about his New York Mets, who will play Game 1 of the World Series tonight at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals (8:07 PM ET, FOX). Matt gave his take on the surprise journey the Mets have had this season, including Daniel Murphy hitting seven home runs and having a home run in six straight games this postseason. Plus, why does Matt think it will be New York that wins their first World Series since 1986.

Of course, we talked about the Royals as well, who are in their second consecutive World Series and are looking to win their first Fall Classic since 1985. To do that, I was joined by one of the co-editors at Kings of Kauffman, Dave Hill. Dave and I took a look back at the ALCS, discussed the concerns of the Royals’ starting rotation, how KC might use Kendrys Morales when the series shifts to Citi Field on Friday, how Ned Yost might use relievers Kelvim Herrera and Wade Davis in this series, and who are some of the X-factors for the Royals.


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