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NYY Takes

By Pinstriped Prospects and Pinstripe Perspective
Join the Pinstripe Perspective staff in their weekly check-ins on all things New York Yankees! From an Aaron Judge hater, to an Astros apologist, to a Yankees fan in Massachusetts, and finally to a Father of Five NYY Takes is your stop for all the Yankees opinions that you may (or may not) need to hear.
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Ep. 37: Judge Declines Extension, Cole is Insane and the Yankees Take Down Boston

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Ep. 60: Burning Playoff Roster Questions, Somerset Wins it All, and Judge Gets 61
On this episode of NYY Takes Matt, Rob and Toh break down their ideal playoff rosters for both the ALDS and ALCS, discuss how the two-seed is a blessing in disguise, and make now irrelevant predictions on when Aaron Judge would his his 61st home run. As always, remember to follow us on Twitter @pinstripepers and thank you for listening! 
46:06
September 29, 2022
Ep. 59: Does Judge’s Home Run Chase Need More Attention?
On this episode of NYY Takes the full panel of Les, Matt, Rob and Toh is back together to discuss all things Aaron Judge, the MVP Debate, what's cooler between 70 home runs and the Triple Crown, and do their ups and downs of the week. As always, please rate and subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode and give us a follow on Twitter @pinstripepers!
51:57
September 20, 2022
Ep. 58: An Awkward Derek Jeter Ceremony, The Yankees Avoid Collapse and Jordan Montgomery's R2C2 Appearance
On this episode of NYY Takes Toh and Coles discuss their experience at Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday night (including a live unboxing!), the Yankees saving their own season, and Jordan Montomery's choice words during his appearance on the R2C2 Podcast. 
56:60
September 14, 2022
Ep. 57: What Would it Take for Brian Cashman to Lose His Job?
On this episode of NYY Takes Les, Matt and Rob discuss why Aaron Judge's MVP case is so much more riveting than Shohei Ohtani's, what it would take for Brian Cashman to lose his job, and of course go three up, three down and preview a huge upcoming series against Tampa. 
56:14
September 08, 2022
Ep. 56: Do the Yankees have Jet Lag? And Where Would They be Without Aaron Judge?
On this episode of 'NYY Takes' Matt, Toh and Rob break down one of the worst months of Yankees baseball in their lifetimes, assess the true value of Aaron Judge to this, and have some surprise three up, three down takes. 
57:36
September 01, 2022
Ep. 55: Luis Severino almost ran one of us over with his BMW
On this episode of NYY Takes Les, Rob and Toh discuss some must-hear stories from Yankee Stadium this past week and bring up a borderline illegal Aaron Juge conspiracy theory. They also talk some Yankees baseball too. Remember to follow us on Twitter @pinstripepers! 
01:11:19
August 25, 2022
Ep. 54: The Gang Calls WFAN
On this episode of 'NYY Takes' the Yankees' recent stretch of foul play has the Pinstripe Perspective staff doing their best WFAN caller impressions. They also talk about Derek Jeter's poor performance on the Kay-Rod Telecast and finish up with Up's and Down's as well as some Yankees trivia. As always, follow us on Twitter @pinstripepers and thanks for listening! 
56:19
August 17, 2022
Ep. 53: It Can Only Go Up From Here, Right?
On this week's episode of 'NYY Takes' Matt, Les and Rob lament over a sad week in Yankee baseball, but look ahead to greener pastures in the potential call up of Oswald Peraza, Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rizzo's returns, as well as potential playoff matchups (since that's guaranteed!). As always, follow us on Twitter @pinstripepers and thank you for listening! 
50:28
August 12, 2022
Ep.52: Three Yankee Fans Argue About the Harrison Bader Trade
On this episode of 'NYY Takes' Matt, Rob and Toh discuss all the moves they agree on in regards to the trade deadline, but spend a whole lot of time hashing out their differing opinions on the Yankees acquiring Harrison Bader for Jordan Montgomery. They also, as always, go Three Up Three Down and provide some predictions for the weekend. 
01:12:22
August 03, 2022
Ep. 51: The Weekend of the Pyrrhic Victory
On this episode of NYY Takes Matt, Les, Robert and Toh talk about the second episode of 'The Captain,' a pyrrhic weekend in Baltimore, what the heck to do about the bullpen and the upcoming Subway Series matchup at Citi Field. Remember to rate and share the pod as well as to follow us on Twitter @pinstripepers. Thanks for listening!  
01:13:25
July 26, 2022
Ep. 50: Aaron Judge is a Distraction?
On this episode of NYY Takes Les, Rob, Matt and Toh recap 'The Captain' Episode 1 (4:15-22:00), their biggest takeaways from the All-Star Break, including Giancarlo being the Peak Yankee, Aaron Judge distractions and a potential Juan Soto destination (22:00-42:00). Then they round it out where with their 'ups' and 'downs' for the first half of the season, as well as their predictions for the next five games (42:00-End). 
01:12:19
July 21, 2022
Ep. 49: An Interesting Aaron Judge Quote, Jameson Taillon and Nestor Cortes Struggling, and Ranking The Yankees' Trade Deadline Needs
On this episode of NYY Takes Les, Toh, Matthew and Robert discuss a frustrating weekend at Fenway Park, who they trust more out of Jameson Taillon or Nestor Cortes, ranking their trade deadline needs, and an interesting Aaron Judge quote. Please remember to rate and subscribe to the Pod as well as to follow us @pinstripers on Twitter! 
01:05:20
July 12, 2022
Ep. 48: The Astros Question, a Botched 4th of July, and What to Do With Underperforming Yankees
On this episode of NYY Takes Les, Robert and C-Toh discuss a botched 4th of July by MLB, the Astros creeping up on the Yankees, and coming to grips with some of the major holes in the Yankees' roster and how to fill them. 
01:02:46
July 06, 2022
Ep. 47: A Yankees Edition of Would You Rather, Wondering if Bryan Reynolds is Worth it, and Cameron Toh Joins the Pod!
On this episode of 'NYY Takes' Les, Matt and Rob are joined by fellow Pinstripe Perspective Staff Member Cameron Toh as they discuss the Yankees' intense four-game series against the Astros, play a game of would you rather, and talk about some more trade options as the deadline approaches. 
01:03:27
June 29, 2022
Ep. 46: What if the IKF and Donaldson Trade Never Happened? And do the Yankees Need Bullpen Help?
On this episode of NYY Takes, Matt and Rob discuss another stellar stretch of games for the Yankees, introduce the Brett Phillips test, ponder if the Yankees lost the IKF/Donaldson trade, and try to decide if they'd trade Anthony Volpe or Jasson Dominguez at the trade deadline, plus MUCH more. Make sure you turn on notifications so you never miss an episode. Also give us a follow on Twitter @pinstripepers and as always thanks for listening! 
58:40
June 22, 2022
Ep. 45: Does Gerrit Cole Really Deserve an All-Star Game Bid?
On this episode of 'NYY Takes' Matt, Robert and Les discuss the Yankees' 5-1 week, where Willson Contreras lands on our trade deadline wish lists, and who deserves (and doesn't) to be in the All-Star Game from the Yankees this season. As always, they finish up with their predictions for a tough upcoming week of games for the Bombers. Please remember to follow us on Twitter, @pinstripepers! 
52:60
June 14, 2022
Ep. 44: We Need to be Nicer to Joey Gallo
On this episode of NYY takes, Les and Robert talk about Miguel Andujar's request for a trade, and why that has led them to believe that we need to be nicer to Joey Gallo. They also gloat about their correct 5-0 prediction for the previous week's games, Robert's experience at Gerrit Cole's near perfect game, and what to expect over the next week of games for the Bombers. 
26:53
June 07, 2022
Ep. 43: Banking Wins, an Ode to Matt Blake, and Good Karma!
On this episode of 'NYY Takes,' Les, Matt and Robert discuss the Yankees' semi-successful weekend in Tampa, share their appreciation of Matt Blake and recap what might have been the Yankees' biggest win of the season. As usual, they also go Three Up, Three Down, give out the Gary of the Week and the Joey Gallo BABIP Award, and predict the Yankees' record for the next week of games. As always, make sure you are following us on Twitter @Pinstripepers! 
52:30
June 01, 2022
Ep. 42: The Yankees are Facing their First Test of 2022
On this week's episode of NYY Takes, Matt and Robert are joined by fellow Pinstriped Prospects writer Les Williams to discuss a downtrodden weekend of baseball for the Yankees, as well as a tough road ahead as the Bombers prepare to navigate through the next week of games with a laundry list of players on the Injured List. They do their Three Up Three Down, Gary of the Week, give out the Joey Gallo BABIP Award and offer some way-too-early trade targets. As always, remember to follow us on Twitter @pinstripepers! 
58:44
May 24, 2022
Ep. 41: The Yankees Keep Winning and A Trip Down Memory Lane with The Best Yankees Games We've Ever Attended
On this episode of 'NYY Takes,' Matt and Robert regroup after a two week hiatus to gush about the Yankees' continued winning ways (0:00-19:00) and gain inspiration from the fun times to look back at the six best Yankees games they've ever attended (19:30-46:00). They also look forward to the Yankees' upcoming slate of games and provide some predictions. 
49:22
May 18, 2022
Ep.40: The Yankees Can't Stop Winning, Aaron Judge Made a Really Good Bet, and is Kyle Higashioka on the Clock?
On this episode of NYY Takes, Matthew Jarrel and Robert Coles talk about the Yankees' winning ways, Aaron Judge's big bet, and whether or not Kyle Higashioka's job is on the line. 
42:57
May 04, 2022
Ep. 39: NEW SEGMENTS, The Myles Straw Incident, Sign Stealing, and are the Yankees...Good?
On this episode of NYY Takes, Matt and Rob break down the Yankees' successful 5-1 week and introduce some new segments to the show! 
47:53
April 27, 2022
Ep. 38: The Yankees Can't Beat the Orioles
On this episode of NYY Takes, Matthew Jarrel and Robert Coles talk about the Yankees' disappointing weekend in Baltimore. They also go three up, three down and make predictions for the week ahead. 
56:58
April 19, 2022
Ep. 37: Judge Declines Extension, Cole is Insane and the Yankees Take Down Boston
On this episode of NYY Takes, Matthew Jarrell and Robert Coles talk about Aaron Judge declining the Yankees' extension, Gerrit Cole's pre-game freakout, and the Yankees opening the season with a series win against the Boston Red Sox. 
53:50
April 12, 2022
Ep. 36: The Yankees Made More Trades, 2022 X-Factors and Hoping For a Season of Good Vibes
On this episode of NYY Takes, Robert Coles is joined by Matthew Jarrel to discuss the Yankees' flurry of recent trades, offseason grades, the biggest x-factors heading into the season, and teams Yankees fans should be most afraid of. 
46:10
April 04, 2022
Ep. 35: Instant Reaction to Acquiring IKF and Josh Donaldson
NYY Takes is back with its first episode of the 2022 season! Robert Coles talks about why he loves this trade for the Yankees, and how it sets them up nicely for their next move. 
12:34
March 14, 2022
Ep. 34: These are Not George's Yankees, and That's Okay
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the Yankees off-season so far and what he hopes to see when the Yankees (hopefully) take the field on Opening Day in April. 
12:25
December 03, 2021
NYY Takes Ep. 10: Is it Verlander Time in NY?
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Cameron and Robert are joined by some fellow Yankees fans to discuss the offseason and the recent rumblings regarding Byron Buxton, Bryan Reynolds and Justin Verlander. 
43:35
November 12, 2021
Ep. 33: MLBTR Top 50 Free Agent Predictions
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about MLB Trade Rumors coming out with their top 50 free agents list, and the most likely destinations for each player. 
12:37
November 09, 2021
NYY Takes Ep. 9: We Want Matt Olson
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, it's another installment of 'NYY Takes.' The group spoke about Matt Olson and Matt Chapman and also reminisced on the Yankees' 27th ring on the 12 year anniversary of that day. 
36:27
November 05, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 8: Aaron Boone Returns
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we have another episode of 'NYY Takes.' We discussed Aaron Boone's extension, options for the Yankees' next hitting coach and free agency (of course).  
01:08:46
October 22, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 7: The Yankees Could Have Beaten Tampa (?)
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we have another episode of "NYY Takes." We discussed how the Yankees would have beaten the Rays, our dream free agent signings, and some other Yankees news and updates! 
45:12
October 15, 2021
Ep. 32: Heads are Starting to Roll
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert offers his instant reaction to the coaching staff firings transpiring today. 
06:33
October 14, 2021
Ep. 31: Is Aaron Boone Really the Problem?
On Today's episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert Coles provides his instant reaction to the Red Sox defeating the Rays and why he thinks the Yankees could have beaten the Rays. And also provides his take on what the Yankees truly need to take the team to the next level. 
13:09
October 12, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 6: Looking Back on the 2021 Yankees, and Ahead to 2022
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we spoke with Yankees fans in our 'NYY Takes' Clubhouse room about the direction of the Yankees team, and organization, moving forward. 
52:45
October 07, 2021
Ep. 30: The Five Stages of Grief Brought to You by the New York Yankees
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert gives you his take on Gerrit Cole's performance in the Wild Card Game as well as his journey through the five stages of grief throughout the entire game. 
10:59
October 06, 2021
Ep. 29: AL Wild Card Game Preview
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert breaks down the AL Wild Card Game rosters and offers his perspective on Gerrit Cole's recent "struggles". 
13:35
October 05, 2021
Ep. 28: After All That, They're In
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective, Robert discusses the three game set versus the Rays and harps on the Yankees' dominant bullpen and playoff recipe. 
11:10
October 04, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 5: A Wild Weekend Awaits
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we bring you another episode of 'NYY Takes' from the Clubhouse App! You can join these rooms every Thursday by downloading the Clubhouse App and joining the 'MLB on CH' Club. We are talking baseball every single day, and will be doing so into the playoffs! 
39:02
October 01, 2021
Ep. 27: A Tough Night for the Yankees in Toronto
On this episode, Robert discusses a night in Toronto that included a rough start for Gerrit Cole, Joey Gallo getting injured, and Clay Holmes proving he's human. 
13:42
September 30, 2021
Ep. 26: All of a Sudden the Yankees are in the Driver's Seat
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about what we've learned about baseball from watching the 2021 Yankees and how out of nowhere the Yankees find themselves in the driver's seat. 
12:24
September 29, 2021
Ep. 25: The Yankees Have a Rally Turtle
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast Robert discusses the Yankees' newest rally cry, Bronxie the Turtle. 
11:15
September 28, 2021
Ep. 24: Yankees Sweep the Red Sox and Giancarlo is Our King
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about a wild weekend series at Fenway Park and looks ahead to a huge series against the Toronto Blue Jays. 
12:54
September 27, 2021
Ep. 23: The Biggest Regular Season Series in Recent Memory
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the weather in Boston, a potential Joey Gallo coming out party, and Gerrit Cole's ability to bounce back from being booed. 
13:42
September 24, 2021
Ep: 22: The Playoffs Start Tomorrow
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert breaks down the Yankees' come-from-behind win against the Rangers last night. 
12:44
September 23, 2021
Ep. 21: The Yankees Keep Pace and Luis Severino Returns!
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the return of Luis Severino to the mound as well as the emergence of Michael King as a serious bullpen piece down the stretch. 
12:03
September 22, 2021
Ep: 20: We're All Mets Fans Here
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the Yankees gaining a game on the Blue Jays and looks ahead to the rest of this week's games. 
10:53
September 21, 2021
Ep. 19: A Weekend of Bad Vibes in the Bronx
On this episode, Robert discusses the Yankees' brutal weekend and how he feels about the final 12 games of the season. 
12:08
September 20, 2021
Ep. 18: The Yankees Can't Sweep The Orioles
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective, Robert discusses the Yankees loss to the Orioles on Thursday night and looks forward to a big weekend for the AL Wild Card race. 
10:18
September 17, 2021
Ep. 17: The Aroldis Chapman Splitter Resurgence Bandwagon
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about a thrilling win in Baltimore on Wednesday night, and harps on Gio Urshela and Aroldis Chapman as x-factors for the Yankees down the stretch. 
12:08
September 16, 2021
Ep 16: It's Go Time
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert looks at DJ LeMahieu's hot hitting and puts the next 8 games into perspective. 
10:18
September 15, 2021
Ep. 15: Aaron Judge and Clay Holmes Saved the Season
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the Yankees' thrilling come from behind win against the Twins on Monday and looks ahead to a soft spot in the Yankees' schedule. 
09:48
September 14, 2021
Ep. 14: On The Outside Looking In
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert discusses an emotional Sunday Night Baseball game against the Mets and looks ahead to a soft spot in the Yankees' schedule. 
13:20
September 13, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 4: Yankees Sliding, Bullpen Trust, Memories of Derek Jeter
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we bring you another Clubhouse talks episode, where we record our 'NYY Takes' room on the Clubhouse App. In this conversation, we spoke about the Yankees' poor stretch and how impressive the Blue Jays are, Chapman's struggles, and everyone's favorite memories of Derek Jeter. 
45:13
September 10, 2021
Ep: 13: It's Getting Late, But Not Too Late
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert discusses the current sleepiness of the New York Yankees. 
12:34
September 09, 2021
Ep: 12: Cole Injury and Rest of Season Roadmap
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about Gerrit Cole taking himself out of his start last night as well as what the rest of season schedule looks like for the Yankees. 
12:45
September 08, 2021
Ep. 11: The Yankees Have Lost 7 of Their Last 9
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the Yankees' struggles following their 13-game win streak. 
11:13
September 07, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 3: Gerrit Cole Cy Young and Dreaming on the Playoffs
In this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we give you Episode 3 of our Clubhouse Talks series, where we record a conversation amongst Yankee fans that we have every Thursday at 11AM EDT and release in Podcast form right here! If you want to get in on the conversation, make sure to download the Clubhouse app and join the club MLB on CH! 
50:50
September 03, 2021
Ep. 10: Gerrit Cole Appreciation
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert looks at Gerrit Cole's bounceback from the sticky stuff saga and why he is this year's American League Cy Young. 
12:36
September 02, 2021
Ep. 9: What to Make of Jameson Taillon's Struggles
On this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about Jameson Taillon's recent struggles on the mound and how the Yankees may need to approach using him in the playoffs. 
12:12
September 01, 2021
Ep. 8: The Yankees Need to Piggyback Better
In this episode, Robert breaks down a wild game one loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. 
13:12
August 31, 2021
Ep. 7: Catch the Rays or Dodge Chris Sale?
In this episode, Robert Coles provides his thoughts on the final month of the MLB season, and where some priorities should lie when it comes to who to root for when scoreboard watching. 
12:11
August 30, 2021
Clubhouse Talks Ep. 2: Giants in the Outfield and Just a Kid From the Bronx
In this episode of The Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, we provide our full length episode of "NYY Takes" recorded on Clubhouse. We talk Win Streak, Stanton's resurgence, Andrew Velazquez and Gleyber Torres, D.J LeMahieu's contract and much more! If you want to join these conversations, be sure to download Clubhouse and join MLB on CH. We do these shows every Thursday at 11AM EDT, and would love to have as many voices in here possible! 
52:27
August 27, 2021
Ep. 6: The Phillies are Useless, Looking Ahead to Oakland
In this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert talks about the Phillies not returning the favor to the Yankees and looks ahead to a series against the Oakland Athletics starting Thursday night. 
09:45
August 26, 2021
Ep. 5: Yankees Win 11 Straight, Bullpen Bends but Doesn't Break
In this episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert Coles walks through a wild game in Atlanta last night that ended in the Yankees 11th straight win. 
12:48
August 25, 2021
Ep. 4: Yankees Braves Game 1 Recap, FIP and xFIP, Lookahead to Heandog Bumpday
In this Episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert Coles breaks down Game 1 of the two-game set against the Braves, touches on FIP and xFIP and how it plays a role in analyzing last night's game and looks ahead to Heaney V. Morton in Game 2. 
13:21
August 24, 2021
Ep. 3: Breaking Down the Bats, A Bronx Legend is Born, Looking Ahead to Atlanta
In this episode, Robert Coles (@rcoles0206) talks about the changing feel of this team, takes a look at some individual hitting numbers from the current win streak, and looks ahead to a big series against the streaking Atlanta Braves. 
12:34
August 23, 2021
Bonus Friday Episode: Clubhouse Talks
On this Bonus Episode, we take you inside one of our weekly Yankees talks on Clubhouse, where we chatted about the Yankees' dominance of the Twins in years past and a potential playoff rotation for the Yanks. 
07:34
August 20, 2021
Ep. 2: Yankees Sweep, Playoff Odds Update, A Big Night for the Two Andrews and Looking Ahead to the Twins
In this episode, Robert Coles looks back at the Series Sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the updated Playoff Odds, and provides a look-ahead to the upcoming four game series with the Minnesotta Twins. 
12:38
August 19, 2021
Ep. 1: The Yankees Are a Playoff Team, Literally!
On this first episode of the Pinstripe Perspective Podcast, Robert Coles (@rcoles0206) talks about the Yankees' recent winning ways, why Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone deserve an apology, and the reason you shouldn't get too caught up in results in baseball. 
16:53
August 18, 2021