The New York Yankees had their season end in disappointment after not making the postseason for the third time in the last four years. The Bronx Bombers finished fourth in the American League East with an 84-78 record, and have not won a playoff series since 2012. But as the saying goes, it can only get worse before it gets better. Out with the old, in with the new. You know the drill.
If anything, the younger call-ups provided the team a much needed spark for the second half of the season and put the team in the discussion for a playoff spot. The future certainly looks much brighter than it has in recent seasons, and we’ve got just the guest to talk about it.
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- Sports News Read Like Real News recognized Aqib Talib for accidentally shooting himself in the leg during the offseason (2:43).
- “Wait, Who?!” tells the stories of the other five NFL players with 300+ receiving yards in a single game — aside from Julio Jones — including Willie “Flipper” Anderson, Calvin Johnson, Stephone Paige, Jim Benton and Cloyce Box (6:16).
- The Bridge Question of the Week is: Which MLB teams will win the division series and why? And, what were your thoughts of Buck Showalter leaving the best closer in baseball, Zach Britton, on the bench? Call or text in your answer to 929-BRIDGE7, that’s 929-274-3437, and you’ll make it on the next show.
- This week’s guest is Jack Curry, the pre-game and post-game analyst on the YES Network for the New York Yankees. Jack was kind enough to join the show the day after the Yankees had their season ended on Sunday (10/2) and provided some excellent insight while recapping the season and looking ahead to 2017.
- You can follow Jack on Twitter @JackCurryYES. The interview starts at the 15:10 mark.
- In the interview, we discuss:
- What his final thoughts were for the season (16:59), what happened to the starting pitching staff (19:24), his thoughts on trading away Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran and who was the hardest to watch get traded (22:22), if the Yankees might try to bring any of those players back (24:38), the impact some of the call-ups were able to have this season (26:15), Mark Teixeira’s retirement and what he meant to the Yankees (29:14), his thoughts on the end of the Alex Rodriquez era and what his future will be with the team (31:48), how we’ll remember Alex Rodriguez and his legacy (34:39), if David Ortiz is the biggest Yankees killer he’s seen in person and if he’ll make the Hall of Fame (38:41), if Mariano Rivera and/or Derek Jeter will be unanimous votes into the Hall of Fame (41:36), what possible improvements the team will need for 2017 (42:41), if the Yankees will continue the rebuilding process in 2017 (46:11) and the job Joe Girardi did as skipper this season (48:46).
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