Dodgers, Al Central, MLB discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker


I i'll give you. I'll give you disappointment. I not perspective. And then i'll give you a surprise from a player perspective and to me it's just it's a minnesota twins you know. I think that they were on the off season. You know so. Many people thought that they were to be a team. And the white sox had a lot of juice and that in the al central people thought the white sock could would be there as well but the twins are really built to win now and you know the pitching was was always going to be a question. Mark like every team by the way pitching always going to be an issue but the pitching was kind of the one weakness but man. I did not see them. I mean getting out of the game slowly as they did and then just never been able to recover and that that to me that there were high expectations in minnesota to me. That's that's the biggest disappointment. The biggest surprise to me is shohei ohtani. I look we got a tip. Our caps to guy. I mean we. We've never seen anybody do anything like this. We were on the set going crazy last night. John smoltz myself only when he hit home. Run number thirty six four sixty three feet. I mean you know even multi state because some hoping for the longest. Has you know. There's a big. There's a big group of people who think he'd be better off being a closer if he's going to go hit every day but because they just don't you know the preparation that it takes to be a starter you know. A lot of people thought the hitting was just going to be too much. But even john i mean he cop last night he said look i was wrong and he said this is what this guy's doing is truly amazing. And i know a lotta people with. Oh babe ruth. But but what babe ruth did compared to what it. It's it's really night day. I mean this guy throws a hundred and he can turn around one hundred miles an hour and he's having so much fun doing it and you know i think we really gotta just kinda soak this in because we have never seen anything like this and you know. It's it's unbelievably special for him. It's probably no big deal because he's done in his entire life ever since you know as long as he's been planning over in japan but to come here and do this against the you know the best players and compete with the best players in the world i mean and be dominant starting pitcher and oh by the way one of the best hitters in baseball leads the league in slugging and homers. I mean it's it's it's not now. Is it historic. it's i. I don't know if we'll ever see it again. No doubt he. He's been unbelievable. Just as advertise and i know people weren't sure when they heard all the hubbub about him but we see it and he is a no doubt a stod. Hey friend thank you. So much for joining us on the podcast and continued success. Check them out franchise on mlb tonight on mlb network. Thanks hey now thank you. Thank you man you you you pave the way i mean you you you. You've been at this for a long time. I mean you continue to do great work and you know without rob parker. There's no franchises and want to say thank you for everything that you you've helped me throughout my career so big to you man. Thank you my man. That means a lot. thanks friend. it's time for the pocket. Protector centrum the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe anthony masterson as his name. Bs analytics is gay. What do you got for me. Anthony with the trade deadline looming on friday. It's time for front offices to decide whether they're planning for baseball or golf. Come october comey thinking about some of the greatest deadline acquisitions and mlb history. Did you know only two players ever hit twenty plus homers for their new team after coming over and july trade mark. Maguire nineteen ninety-seven. The year before he broke rodriguez record. Hit twenty four for the cardinals but jd. Martinez blew him out of the water in two thousand seventeen going from detroit to arizona. Crushing twenty nine home runs in that time including four homer game at dodger stadium in september of that season. Also don't forget. Manny ramirez finished fourth in nl mvp voting in two thousand and eight after playing only fifty three games for the dodgers. Yes is twelve. Thirty two opie. Was that good on the mound. Was there ever a better deadline. Acquisition than the for the brewers in two thousand eight coming over from cleveland. So you went eleven into with a one sixty five. Era in seventeenth starts from milwaukee with a league leading seven. Complete games and three shutouts leading the brew crew to their first playoff berth in twenty-six years now time will tell anybody switching teams. This year will have that type of impact. That was a big week in the big leagues. Four is it fair and now from. Mlb bro dot com. Here's jr gamble. Jr is if foul or is it fair to say the dodgers should give up on. Trevor bauer returning this season and go after norm like max scherzer if they hoped to repeat as world series champions fair any hopes that the dodgers had trevor bauer returning before the play offs or even seasons end is dashed with the postponement of his recent court hearings. Nearly a month after the last pitch for the los angeles dodgers bauer appeared in los angeles superior court friday for a civil hearing in which was to contest at temporary restraining. Order filed against him by twenty-seven-year-old san diego woman and the pitches representatives were to review and defend him against sexual assault allegations. He won't be seeing a courtroom again until august so with that in mind. And the dodgers slugging it out with san francisco and the san diego padres for the division. They are definitely short. An ace in the rotation and over the long haul. It could dead their chances of repeating as world series. Champions if max scherzer is truly available the dodgers have no choice but to grab him up. He's probably an upgrade from bauer. If not at least as equal and he's battle-tested and the world series champion. Imagine shirts pitching on a team as talented as the dodgers. He's actually the perfect peace especially for the play offs because without bauer officers. The dodgers at hoping and praying for world series repeat and. I don't see it happening money into more money. Now it's time for betting on the basis with dave guests that money that money. Hey rob thank you very much a handful games. I'm looking at one in particular angels in as this game taking place though in anaheim patrick sandovol starting this ballgame the important note. He's coming off his last performance which he went eight and a third innings of no hit ball. Opposing side is crisp acid ten and three with a three forty six. Era omitted the angels in this one. Matchup put divisional opponents. Some taking the halos in this affair with patrick sandoval on the other one. I'm taking a peek at the san diego. Padres there at home against the colorado rockies. Rock is one of the worst teams at all major league baseball but they have a mere eleven wins on the road. This season. thirty seven losses ryan weather's versus john gray in that pitching matchup. Of course we stayed in the national league. West dodgers diamondbacks arizona's godawful the season. In fact going this ball game. Forty games under five hundred. I'm taking the los angeles dodgers in the victory in this when the spite fact. Mookie betts has been banged up cody bellinger batting sub. Two hundred they have enough offensive firepower in the pitching staff has been tremendous. La in the victory. When rob was the newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. If i'm writing i'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer. Broadcaster older new. Now let's welcome to the podcast. Molik right he's a content reporter for mlb. Bro dot.

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