Yanks Go Yard Radio Show Rewind: 2015 Winter Meetings Day 4 Recap


During last night’s episode, we gave our winners and losers of the Winter Meetings and got the Detroit perspective on the Justin Wilson trade.

On last night’s episode of the Yanks Go Yard Radio, we recapped the week that was at the 2015 Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee. During this week, the New York Yankees made some changes as Adam Warren and Justin Wilson were traded in separate deals. However, New York added an everyday second baseman by trading Warren to the Cubs for Starlin Castro.

My first guest last night was Kristin Bentley, the co-editor for the Tigers’ Fansided site, Motor City Bengals. Kristin gave her thoughts on how Wilson will fit in the bullpen that has been revamped this winter with the free agent signing of Mark Lowe and trading for closer Francisco Rodriguez. She told us why the Rodriguez signing gives Detroit something they did not have when Dave Dombrowski was the general manager and that’s stability in the ninth inning.

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The other big acquisition the Tigers have had this winter was the signing of former Nationals’ starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann to a five-year, $110 million contract. Where does Zimmermann fit into Detroit’s rotation for 2016 and what are her thoughts on Detroit’s starting rotation as a whole after the additions of Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey?

We also asked Kristen if Brad Ausmus on the hot seat as manager since Lloyd McClendon is now the manager of their triple-A team, the Toledo Mudhens, and will owner Mike Illitch and general manager Al Avila add one of the big free agent outfielders this winter

My second guest last night was Billy Brost, who is the founder/editor-in-chief at Baseball Magazine and former co-editor here at Yanks Go Yard. Billy talked about how he is not a fan of the Castro deal and what other moves Brian Cashman might be in store for the bullpen. Could Jacob Lindgren a.k.a “the Strikeout Factory” become the new seventh inning guy in the Bronx now with Warren in Chicago?

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Then, Billy and I gave our winners and losers from the week that was. We also gave our take on Jason Heyward, as he signed an eight-year, $184 million dollar deal today with the Cubs. Plus, should Chris Davis stay in Baltimore after the team offered him a seven-year deal this week? With the Winter Meetings now in the book, I want to thank everyone for tuning in this week and thank all of our guests who helped out and made all of the Winter Meeting shows this week an absolute success.