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Yankees postseason talk with Sweeny Murti of WFAN

Basic Thoughtonomics

Release Date: 10/02/2020

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For this episode I'm (Chris Grosso) joined by longtime Yankee reporter for WFAN Sweeny Murti. We start out recapping his takeaways from the brief two-game series between the Yankees and Indians. I then ask if he thinks the layoff in between series may hurt the Yanks particularly the guys like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez, all of whom got the bats going. I then ask if he likes Gary Sanchez may have turned a corner after his good game in Game 2 vs. the Indians. Next we talk about the ALDS with the Rays and how the Yankees will have to dip more into their resources particularly in the starting rotation and bullpen. I then ask how this series may have a different feel to it playing in a neutral site on the West Coast. We conclude talking about his biggest keys for this series from the Yankees and Rays standpoint and what he thinks of a potential ALCS rematch between the Yankees and Astros.