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Dominic Smith

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Dominic Smith

"Thanks for downloading the PODCAST. Three CR is an independent community radio station based in Melbourne Stra. We need your financial support to keep going go to. WWW got three CR dot org dot Edu for more information and to donate online. Now Stay tuned for your three CR podcast. Just the Electric Hotel was a silent film. Made in nineteen eight. Dominic Smith has used the birth of the film industry in his latest. It's novel also entitled the Electric Hotels Dominic. Welcome back to three CR. Thank you so much could be. The central character can put it. That way is Actually film and the influence it has had on people and society here your interest until I been Closet was it sinophile for for a long time Although I was pretty new to silent film and I think part of the reason is that even if if you grow up as a as a film Fan silent film has kind of suffered from Almost kind of visual stereotypes of when most people cahnge silent film they think melodrama they think slapstick they also think kind of jittery slightly accelerated footage and I was delighted to discover the through this the vehicle of the novel that that's goal mostly that the the acceleration is mostly the result of a technical fault. So actually silent films were intended to be an often. Worse seamless As any film you would see today. And so to your point. Silent film as a medium. The birth film Really is the kind of overarching narrative narrative and to some extent the main character in this book. Going back to the original The Electric Hotel a curious piece about the the introduction of electricity. Yeah so There was a Spanish director named seundo daydream on Who in one thousand nine hundred eight makes this film called the electric tre Kotel And it's it's quite simple it's about I think six minutes long And it's about a couple that check into a Madrid hotel And strange things begin to happen like their luggage. ascends the stairs as if by its own volition goes up to their room inside the room. Let me see that. The man's being polished as if by invisible hands You See the wife Her hair is being brushed out In a similar similar fashion. And what you cut to at the end is you. You cut to a kind of Almost a substation where someone frantically running around and turning off circuit breakers and you realize this is the result of electricity runamuck but in some ways it serves that film that original Serves as a metaphor for for what you're doing here in terms of the influence of film is. Yeah I mean. I think it's a metaphor on a on. A more tangible level. Will it was the inspiration for building an hour long feature in the book That takes the germ of the electric hotel. Really the idea of a hotel That has a kind of surreal atmosphere And I kind of repurpose that but but I think more importantly the original electric hotel was a lost film for for many years and that was rediscovered and I wanted to pay homage to that. And you're right. There is a metaphor there that is about electrification At both breath physically as you know In in the Electric Hotel feature film this is a hotel that has recently been electrified to attract new guess yes but on a metaphorical level. You could say that the new medium of film electrified audiences the world over and changed and transformed. I live so this is where we get to the characters. You have clawed Ballard who meets the Lumiere Brothers which is the beginning of his career as a film director and one of the pieces Claude takes is of his dying sister to prove his credentials or his creativity. Betty Blue Mia brothers and that becomes a pivotal moment in his life. In some way it does. I mean that's a complicated Moment and seen His sister a WHO's dying of consumption Gives Claude permission to film her death and and in her own way wants to be immortalized them in the the thing that that was really fascinating about film early on whether it was in medical settings or you know entertainment or even later in World War One There was a sense with this new medium of of people could be memorialized in this medium in the same way that in the middle of the nineteenth century with photography. You had things like you know. Funeral Port Portrait's People wanted to be immortalized in captured on this medium. That in some ways people thought would last forever but but this notion of life and death. They aren't but it's also a driving force for Claude. Because in many ways this great film he ends up creating King tries to recapture that in some ways. Yeah he's You know as a as a character he's wired A particular way so when when he's Young he has this fever that warps his corneas. And so he's had He's been wearing glasses since a very young age. And so he's he's literally viewed the entire world through a frame Later on when he comes to film and he has that kind of epiphany around his sister's death and he sees as the way audiences respond to this very poignant and very kind of touching scene he starts to really become obsessed with the idea of consuming blooming the world and curing the world In terms of what's on the other side of the viewfinder and and to some extent there's a certain kind of tunnel vision vision because when you're looking through a viewfinder you of course don't see what's going on around the frame and that's Claude's got of Achilles heel and cords perspective but also then so you've got several other characters who all sort of represent other facets of the film Industry Sabine Mantras. Yes Avi Montrose is kind of this iconic a conic French stage actress. She's a little bit modeled on Sarah Bernhardt who also made some some early films? She's had this very kind of troubled youth. A youth lost her mother at a young age. to suicide came to acting in Cedar as a way of really feeling some sense of belonging in the world but but what happens in her career as film evolves and. There's the rise of what we call celebrity. Culture Is that there starts to be this quite difficult relationship between her Public and her audiences and the nature of the kinds of roles that she plays but also then is the reaction is these as a film of her in the bathtub satisfy yet but the reaction then it divides society here and this was actually what you found found early on in film because it was a a kind of medium where they weren't establish standards so you saw things that titillated audiences But there was also often immoral pushback so Theta Barra who was often considered to be the first vamp right so she was this actress. who had all this kind of sexual allure? People really struggled with the idea that an actor could play a role like that and they weren't somehow smeared by that lack lack of morals in their real life but it speaks to. What film does where we take it as a form of reality? Yes unlike. You know the Victorian stage where many of these act came from early on At the end of a of a play the actors come to the edge of the stage they bow and they relinquished the role in film. The illusion continues in some ways even beyond the closing credits. Chip spaulding is a stuntman. Yes Oh chips bullet so close Beleid is on this journey as a concession Russian agent for the Lumiere brothers and he sent to America he's also sent to a straight he's somewhat modeled on the real life concession agent. Who was sent to Australia? A Guy Nine and Murray assess. Da who actually made a strays very first films. So Claude Ballard arrives in Sydney in eighteen ninety six and he's assembling a kind of movie making family family and the piece that he discovers In in actually in Tampa in Sydney at the Royal Aquarium and pleasure grounds. Is this wonderful talented ahead. Performing daredevil named chip spalding and he has a very particular stunt and basically his stunt is that he is a tightrope Walker. And at the time I am in in Timor Emma there was at the pleasure grounds a wire that extended from Clifton cliff and there was a young tightrope Walker who balanced out there and and went from one side to the other in the novel. Chip actually has an additional layer to that stunt which is he sets himself on fire and then jumps into the ocean but it's defying days. Yes in some way very much. So is it suggesting something about film there as well I think these all these characters are in some mhm ways a little bit broken And also there's something in their backgrounds that make them want to be noticed and so they all come into film as a way of being noticed. In a way of trying to find some fulfillment so sensationalism in some ways. Hell Bender is an entrepreneur. Yes Oh hell benders the scrappy Brooklyn Kid. Whose family runs a a novelty Paula and in the eighteen nineties? What happens that transforms him is he? He goes to see the same night that Claude Meets Sabine and then kind of their fates collide Hell Bene- goes to see the Lumiere cinematograph. In a matter Graf exhibition that quotas running. And he realizes in a moment that basically the novelty Palo where they're running gramophones and Edison's sends Connecticut scope which is basically a peepshow is dead and that the future is all about projected images but what hell does is he ends up bicycling basically repeating his father's mistakes in a new industry. His father went bankrupt so hell puts all his efforts. And money into trying. Trying to create the new Claude. Ballard a sensational piece with all the stunts and the celebrity ultimately it kind of brings him down. And what you find in this early early heyday of silent film. You know they show up in in some places like Vaudeville houses and and the money side of film even early on sometimes came from You know less than prestigious sources And so I wanted to explore that in explore the kind of way that film from the very the beginning had this commercial side. That was A little bit scrappy in some ways. But you tap into that commercial that sensational that celebrity liberty and the notion of almost trying to capture life in those characters. If we can take a step back then you've also done a lot of research because because there's a lot of information here about our people like Thomas. Edison who sent them broke in some ways these conservatives yes Thomas Edison in Has A has a fascinating role to play in early film The first before Hollywood there was a town of Fort Lee New Jersey. which was really America's First movie town where there are about eight or nine studios including where universal paramount Fox or got their beginnings Thomas Edison kind of presided of this industry in a in an interesting way. His approach to film was he wanted to control. Its commercial destiny. The Lumiere brothers were really about evangelizing this new art form. And so what. Thomas Edison does Is he basically starts. Acquiring other people's patents The mechanisms in films and he starts to do things like send private detectives out to other people's film shoots to make sure none of his copyright is being infringed upon and then the really big thing that happens in one thousand nine hundred eight is he sets up the motion picture. Patent Company and overnight It becomes illegal to import celluloid from outside of the United. Let's say you can only make film on Eastman. Kodak Film and George Eastman happens to be a member of this patent company And so what happens in Fort Lee. This first movie town is the European filmmakers. Get Fed up they start leaving and going back to Europe. And the American filmmakers stuff fleeing to Hollywood which you know the weather's better out there you can film all year long. The other thing is they're literally running away from lawsuits Bite from Thomas Edison. But he's quite malicious. It's not the general image. We Have Edison listen. He was quite militias. Actually if you look at the early days of his battles with Westinghouse of her AC versus DC current in electrcity He always had a little bit of a history of Surrounding himself with lawyers. But what happens by the film industry you know. He's essentially sleep playing catch-up he comes to film a little bit late. He's invented this thing. That is essentially a peep show. You know you look through view-finder but he quickly develops a projector actor and a matching invention to the lumieres. He's really trying to in some ways overcompensate for the fact that he wasn't the very first one out of the gate with the true communal cinematic experience. Now what's interesting for million this novel then is that where these These threads bet this. His creation of the film cla ballots putting together reaches its climax and they confront Edison. You think oh well is that the resolution of an all but the novel keeps going then goes into World War One and filmed tykes on another role in that setting. Yes it does And and part of the reason I wanted to do that. Is You know one of the big burdens in the life of cloth ballot. Is this obsession. He has with Sabine Being Montrose. He builds this very ambitious studio. They make the cinematic masterpiece that ultimately kind of unravels his life and I wanted You know them. I didn't want that to be the end of the story. I wanted to actually show that. In some ways he's pulled along in the slipstream of this evolving medium and at the very beginning goble one. What was fascinating is that when Germany invades Belgium in August of nineteen fourteen? There's kind of this Free for role of journalists cameramen cinematographers. And even what were termed war tourists. who arrive in Belgium and set up shop in places like Antwerp and they're essentially really waiting to film the fall of Antwerp? The siege of Antwerp and the issue was that the Belgian military had locked down every a horse and vehicle in the country. So these men for the most part couldn't get to the front but there was one a guy named Albert Dawson who is an American cinematographer. Who did something very smart and something? I've used in the book. which is that? He did a deal with the Belgian Red Cross that in return for access to a vehicle he would donate all the proceeds seeds of his newsreels. And what happens with him. Later on is fascinating as he starts to embed with the Germans to film their side of you. You know the of those of those battles because America was neutral so in some ways Germany was vying for the popular sentiment back in America to keep America out of the war but you get the rise of propaganda you do. This is where they're working. I mean there and and and I always thought that that would look a certain way but what you actually actually find is that there was a German kind of attache office in New York that was set up as a cultural exchange program and so there was a propaganda machine inside of the United States for most of World War One where they were making you know sponsoring radio broadcasts. And they're also making films back in Belgium and actually trying to get them distributed in the United States. So what did you get over. The course of this novel is the sort of Naievety with the creation of film how it represents people's lives how it overtakes people's lives how it's been used to manipulate people's lives I may not may be being grossly grossly generalizing but there's a continuum the it's a little bit like a runaway train. I mean it it. It kind of You know what's I'm always interested in this kind kind of collision course between and Commerce and so you you invent the lumieres invent nat form. But what they can't control is the various commercial end ideological illogical purposes that Phil gets put to and the social impact that has right because there are a couple of questions. Now in terms of where is film mm-hmm now encompassed a century or site. But what's the role of film now. Defense well I think it's really interesting. I think film. I'm today like we're living in a moment where there's a huge outpouring of narrative and storytelling and film is just one piece of it. But you know today. People can consume consume You know the filmed image The digital image in so many different formats on their small screens on net flicks WCHS And and so. I think it's become a very different to the kinds of early on efforts that happen although if you look at early silent film by the time sound comes in their ten thousand silent films made that were all feature length Just in the United States but the thing to remember it with that era unlike today is seventy five percent of all silent films have been lost forever. And so we're living in an age of almost we're we're completely overwhelmed with different kinds of film narratives But meanwhile from the past and the birth of this medium. There's this huge loss Involved another question is the parallel. The rise of the film industry. Are we seeing something similar with the rise of the Digital Age Jim. What can be done with technology and computers from that Naievty to how it consumes Ella? That's an interesting question. I mean I keep coming coming back to you. Know what will cultural commentators be looking at From Al Period in one hundred years from now you know what kinds of visual stories will will survive and will be Kind of archived and then also represent who we are and probably part of that is not just film but also You know social media. will be looking at president. Trump's twitter feed and his tweets as a window into culture. So you think that's interesting president. Trump's presidential library speared let brings us then to the last character in some some ways. Martin embry WHO's doing a PhD in Film Studies. It's where the novel starts and ends in some ways where you've encapsulated thing right all of this. Yeah so this kind of a frame narrative where in the early nineteen sixties mutton. embry who is a you know as you say. A film graduate student comes to interview this kind of forgotten. Figure Include Ballard. WHO's now in his eighties living at the very rundown Hollywood knickebocker hotel which in real life is where D W Griffith's and some of the other icons of the silent era basically lived in exile and completely forgotten by Hollywood so we pick up his story and what we discover through the evolving friendship chip and interviews? Between Martin and Claude Is that there is one remaining print left of the Electric Hotel Locked inside a metal trunk under Claude's bed And it's in good enough shape that it can be restored. And that's and that's what happens So I wanted to also show almost as a book end to the invention of cinema in the eighteen ninety s by the Lumiere brothers and then the evangelization of of of that medium. I wanted to show what happened too. Many of those people who were pioneers in the silent film world and because most of them were were largely forgotten what sound came in and clogged ballot is certainly an example of that. Just to end in on Claude Ballard. For a brief moment he had the sensation of holding his own beating. Heart inside had a bold fist. He's winding the camera and that's his heart in many ways. That film has been a substitute for his. Yeah I think that's a great way of putting get in and You know I think the idea of Claude's gaze and the way he lives he lives very much through not only his eyes but through the winding of the camera And and so it is a substitute in some ways for his emotional life so the book is the Electric Hotel the author Dominic Smith. It's about in many

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Moment of the Day (3/25/20)

Boomer & Gio

02:49 min | 8 months ago

Moment of the Day (3/25/20)

"Keep the devices in your home protected from Wi fi threats with xfinity X. by if it's connected it's protected now that simple easy also switched to extend any today and get a great offer. You'll get fast speeds and the best in Home Wifi experience with Xfinity X. Y. And now you can get advanced security for free when you get the by gateway that's a seventy two dollar value per year dot com. Call one eight hundred xfinity or visit store to switch today. Restrictions apply more. Obviously Noah syndergaard was a big topic. This morning needing the Tommy John Surgery. We heard from a couple of mets. We heard from Jay Davis just in terms of well-wishes to everybody we all from Dominic Smith who is trying to keep himself in shape and ready to go. Once the season a second spring training is back up. Take some dry hex. So you know. Allow visualization allowed of You know like I said a dry dry acts in the shower or the best like I love him in the shower. Seems Kinda dangerous soap in the shower? But that's what he's doing. Maybe the next thing will find that. He's broke his ankle right. Yeah maybe and dry hacks is not something. You should be telling people these days with all those symptoms going around. I mean when I heard dry hacks I was. Thinking was coughing and not swinging But yeah dry. Hope AND GUYS. No no no no no. He's not dry dry. It's dry money on a dry hole. I mean Eddie's back in the up there you go guys moment of the day and if I can just for one second just a big thank you to James and Bob and Eddie and fliegelman because they have been absolutely flawless this week at least from my end putting all this stuff together for me so a great job guys moment of the day. Enjoy your Wednesday. Yeah alrighty I know these guys that are back in the studio in in in the studio and James and Eddie. Pack today and of course Bobby. Who's been there and Fliegelman? Who was doing everything by himself. The last couple of days you can't say enough about those guys because it is increasingly difficult especially when you got four people in four different places trying to put this show on the air and of course the CBS sports network people who scrambled to get everything together this weekend. You know even though our pictures are up there are actual faces and video of the fact that they are on the air and being able to do the caricature and everything and there's so many people that are working hard that we can still continue to do the show. And I'm so happy that that's the case because doing the show for us in a lot of people call in with Nice thoughts and say it's great that you guys are on the air to provide some normalcy i. I don't know what I'd be able to do. We couldn't do this show every morning and to get on the air and talk about what's going on so thank you to everybody every single day all right.

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HR 2: Day 2 of the NBA Boycott.

Mason & Ireland

44:42 min | 3 months ago

HR 2: Day 2 of the NBA Boycott.

"And a really unusual couple of days historic days as the NBA players in the bubble. Have yesterday protested they did not play their games they boycotted or they struck or however you want to phrase that. Because of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin. And some people believe right step smart move. They are gonNA come back and play after a vote last night They woke up this morning and decided, okay we're going come back and play. That could be as soon as Saturday but I think they accomplished a lot people know now I watch my fair share of Cable News, John and this. This was a major story on. Cable News last night. Were you aware that there was something that existed in baseball called the Players Alliance No. So they've just issued a statement and this is just you know maybe another example of how you chip chip chip away at something. On behalf of the more one more than one hundred, black current and former MLB players that make up the players alliance. We remain unified by our mission dedicated to making real lasting change. Our players have collectively decided to donate their salaries on August twenty seventh and twenty eighth, which is Jackie Robinson Day this year. To the players alliance, supporting our efforts to combat racial inequality in to aid the black families and communities deeply affected in the wake of recent events. We cannot stand idly by and wait for change in our game or in our country we encourage our allies and fans to join us in taking action with your support. We can and will rewrite our story creating a more equal. World we all live in together. So if mookie betts is given up, if given his salary rabbit I, Betcha that's going to start a domino effect I. Bet like Kershaw I'll do it and just in general do it and I'm David price is already doing it. Yeah. You know. So these are the types of things that can happen all because of the bucks didn't take the court. That that started that drumbeat I was talking about one action Yep and all of the domino's have fallen. Here's Dominic Smith. Of the African American. So let me let me preface with you talk to buster or Jeff Passan or to Clinton. A anybody who covers base I think Clinton like a long form story on dead. They'll tell you he is the most gregarious life of the Party baseball player that there is like super outgoing superfund up the clip you're about to play is the opposite of how he normally is. Now. Go ahead here is Dominic Smith at a mets press conference last night. I think the most difficult part is to see like people still care. And For for this continuously happy I mean it just shows. Just, a hate him people's heart. and. Just sucks you know and? In a blackmail and Americans, it's not easy so. I mean. Like I said, you know I just I wasn't there today but. I'll be. Fine. I mean. Just. Horrible. Doc Rivers, basically on the verge of tears, Robert Orient Dominic Smith in Kirs gap watching this stuff. It's just brutal. Here. I was. GonNa WANNA take a call go ahead. All Right Ryan in San Diego. Hey Ryan you're on seven hundred, ten ESPN. Hi. Hi thanks for taking my call other show I wanna just voice my support. So the NBA players and what they're doing I don't know what more they can do and why people are complaining that they. They sit out that they sit that they sat out. Very honorable thing what they did and you know what more can they do? The the unity they showed is is what America needs right now and I had a question for you guys I heard you guys say that the, you felt that the moves that were made yesterday on shook the world did anybody else cover that besides espn and obviously talk radio shows like you guys I think you said you were watching a lot of cable news right? In fact that's what I was GonNa play going in Charles Barkley was on with Brian Williams last night. And talked about this pretty extensively, its reach beyond the world of Sport and rain Williamsburg people who don't know as an anchor on MSNBC RIGHT HE S and Charles. Barkley appeared with him last night. Here he is says it's just exhausting being black. The bottom line is exhausted being black especially when you're a celebrity, you know I love Tom Brady. But nobody asked him about what's going on in White America nobody acts Luca Danni what's going on America white players? Are you know they've been amazing but they don't want to deal with the press of the young black guys going through every day and if you look at. The last couple of months going back to Amman Aubrey Mr Floyd he had a young lady was screaming at the Black Guy New York. Now you got Mr Blake who got shot is something all the time I'd Marty's guys for standing up, but it's exhausting being black because there's a double standard when you a black because I have to comment on everything happens in the black community and same thing Lebron almost prominent player but man. Get tired of something all the time. And that by the way, that is an excellent. Point Mace. I covered locker rooms for many many years. Before I was a play by play guy was the sideline reporter. I was in the LAKER locker room after every game. And Star players get asked about these issues over and over, and this has been going on since shack and Coby, and Lamar and. Now Lebron and ad and so for for people like that are in the shut up and dribble crowd. Yeah. These guys get asked about this stuff every single day it's not like they're out there you know. Inviting controversy there. Barclay makes a great point there thrown into the middle of it all the time and they're tired of it. They're tired of trying to explain why a guy got shot seven times in the back because he was black. It just they get asked about that stuff all the time I don't know of anybody in the history of sports is handled celebrity better than Lebron has I mean the guy has started his own school? Yep He's. He's he started the whole more than an athlete movement. Have you looked at all the stuff he's doing to to help promote voting? Oh Yeah. No of any Linda millions of. Dollars getting, you know just giving people an easier road to vote. Right he's converted a lot of big arenas in major cities into voting centers or has worked with state officials to turn them into voting centers to create a larger polling places more places, more opportunities for people to vote, which is you know which is huge because in a lot of places, there are not enough places to vote. Here's Bo in Orange County is a former police officer and wants to win and some of the things we've been talking about, hey, you're on seventeen. ESPN. Early, are you guys doing? We're good. We appreciate you calling in What's your take on? What happened with? Jacob, Blake. So I was a police officer and a coastal community and orange. County for twelve years. I think you can probably pick it out. It's got a really Nice Clo- golf course. Okay. But yeah. So our city, you know pretty much Reflected the demographics of the city with the makeup you know of the officers but I personally am a minority and I worked there for a while and just from my observations I can say that. Whenever, we did pull over African Americans in the city it. It was odd but people became can't the officers became tense and it was different than pulling over other people when it was especially African Americans and I don't know why this is I. Don't know why this is happening, but it's it's reality and we have to accept the Another thing that's happened within the department is that. after our current president came in to office there's been a massive shift with with police officers joining these random fringe groups on the far right and it it boggles my mind because. for me I look at them and I go this people are just you know preaching hate and I don't understand why and it seems to be happening the police officers. But why are they so attracted to this? If it makes no sense a boat. First of all, thank you for taking the time to call in second. Let me ask you about excessive force. Have you seen the Jacob Blake tape? Oh absolutely. I mean I I mean I watched it and watched it with my wife and I'm just like Oh my God I mean, you know for myself I you know the last thing I would wanna do is called know my firearm and shoot someone seven times in the back I mean for me I'd rather tackle the dude, get him on the floor and I mean it just was so unnecessary it just didn't need to happen and you know that's that's what I'm talking about. You know when officers pull over an hate to see it African Americans. Everything just becomes much more tense and you know officers how this innate here you know just within them that's ingrained and it's it's you know that's that's the problem you know a lot of them say I'd rather be judged by twelve and carried by six. You know I mean that is just ridiculous outlook and but I mean that's the way you know a lot of people you know a lot of law enforcement at least from what I've seen And it's it's it's sad and it's pervasive and. You know it's It's really really. Difficult, and then another thing I wanted to bring up is that you know when excessive force does happen or things like a you know. The shooting that happened you have to remember that who investigates you know these these all call crime who who investigates it it's the police department the South. Yeah. Yeah. It's part of the police itself. So I mean, you know if somebody does create a you know somebody you know crime think about it. You have the people accusing you of a crime investigating that crime and. They're gonNA do everything within their power to prove that crime. So you know I was explaining this to my wife and I was like you know this isn't about defunding the police. If people you know wanted to fund the police there needs to be an independent investigative body that looks into supposed crimes. You can't have the police and the DA investigating these things because their whole goal. is to conduct. Right I mean think about that. So. So it's Bo right. Yup. What was that expression? You said rather be. Judged by twelve and carried by. Wow. That's fascinating quote and you know what you're. You're great call. That's absolutely fascinating. It confirms sort of what what we're talking about is that. The officers that you know and you worked with. React differently when they pull over a black driver as opposed to when they pull over white driver. Yeah. Go ahead. Absolutely. I mean absolutely I mean you know I mean I. See it all the time and you know I've been through a bunch of times and it's like you know see someone on pch looks at a place what's going on? I mean you know and people get tents you know officer pants. Well, thank you. Thank you. Thanks a lot man. That's really good. Stuff very much for bringing us up. I hope again sometime. Okay. Coming up later this hour Matt Barnes were still taking your phone calls. We'll do that next eight, seven, seven, seven, ten, Espn Mason and Ireland seven ten espn seventeen Espn Mason Ireland thanks a lot for being out there. Thanks a lot for listening. Thanks for us in our new time slot or old time slot. middays one to four every day. The lineup I think right now is fantastic here at the station. You've got keyshawn J. Will Zubin in the morning. followed. by Mike, Greenberg followed by Max Kellerman than me and John Than L Z and George and then Scott Kaplan they've done a great job of reassembling a lineup that I think we can all be excited about. And we're taking your phone calls. We're leading up to Matt Barnes in fifteen minutes. Matt's very well spoken on this subject. Yes. Here is D Andre. In Inglewood De'andre, you're on seven ten ESPN hi. How you doing? Good. All right. So as a former military member who insecurity was armed off on shift it's definitely protocols that these guys are not doing and ultimately me being from Inglewood being African American I. Did this on a daily basis? I believe not all white officers majority of them are scared they're senior. For what reason I do not know, but they're scared of West more than we're scattered them. Interesting. You had have you had a direct experience. At Countless Times counselors times I can't even tell you how many times. I drive a nice car. So that's another thing I've been pulled over for no reason DWP driving back. Yeah exactly. Exactly. Exactly. It's just part We got to learn how to deal with it. We learned how to deal with it. It just comes with the territory I must be black America's Hey, it's been de'andre somebody who dealt with security. That were right when we say that they fired way too early on Jacob Blake right I mean there's Ten per cent. There is the they get card. On how to use excessive force, which that they go step by step I believe it's seven steps. To escalate ESCALATE USA force. And they just bypassed all of those in with straight to the shooting this man in the back. That's so that's that's a coward move to me. A coward move. Back. Seven Times I mean like night. Oh one probably would have done it. Deandra. Thank you for taking the tank. Thanks thanks man. You know the the one thing. That that this De Fund the police thing I wanted to just mention this again because this is now a popular thing. Particularly on the left this idea of defunding the police, which I couldn't disagree with more I, think it's time to invest in police officers I. Think it's time to invest in more training more understanding on an annual basis of how to avoid escalating situations like this I think it's time to invest in the police and particularly in in their training. I think it training is going to be a word. You're going to hear a lot. It. Boy, but it seems to me Mace that there's just a commitment to decency that would solve about half of these problems. That you like. Jacob. Blake. We shouldn't have to tell people don't shoot a guy seven times in the back. You know what I mean I mean there's this sense there. That that doesn't make any sense. Here's a here's Richard in Anaheim. Hey, Richard you're on seven ten ESPN hi. Hey, guys hey Johnny Steve I love you guys listen to you every day I mail carrier, the city of Anaheim. So I've seen. Thank you man I'm a big supporter of the postal service. All right I appreciate that we need you guys I've been here for twenty three years during this. Never has there been this crazy. The job or you know the the the way things are into citing now the world has never been world. Oh my goodness, and you know I never hearing on the Har the hub of Anaheim, the hard of Anaheim, this city hall in that area, the area around the police station. So I've seen all the protest marches. They shut down basically my entire rotgut boarded up because of fears of looting and everything else. And but my my take is I, agree with the defunding is like the worst thing you could do. The the the training is what needs to happen. I'm Hispanic person and forty nine now. So I grew up in the eighties. I remember the ramparts stuff had an uncle who was an lapd in. The Rampart division I believe it was or. One of one of the real bad ones. the police even for myself when I would get pulled over my younger days I used to be really into cars and cars left and that sort of thing. Don't have a single tattoo on my body. I don't have a shaved head the typical stuff that police look for. That looks like you know what I mean the. Banger. And But if I ever got over, it was sit on the curb search my car and I would ask you know what's going on where are you guys doing this? You know nevermind nevermind they're really rude with you and this wind just white cops these were Spanish costs too so It's panic tops towards Hispanic people in depending on the community you live in. Of course, the city you live in here we live in Los Angeles in California where it's so diverse there's everything You know every every race has represented in. California are blessed to live in the state other states where it's not the so diverse. It's not going to be the same but for myself just as an Hispanic I'm not trying to say that I understand with the back deeper going through but I've seen it in my own way first hand you get pulled over there looking for your car they sit on the ground they toss everything around they look under the seats they they treat you like a criminal before you've even you haven't even done anything and you get treated like a criminal. So I would I would agree the training would be you know huge to train them how to be compassionate how to treat people like being. Before before you start treating them like criminals. Yeah. Just the mindset of the police is wrong. the way they react is wrong. I see him here putting over people and then you know people come out now the thing is another great thing is everybody has a cell phone. So everybody's a reporter now. Yeah. True. Because the cops can see this and they know and then it still happens anyway but I could you imagine how much more would happen? If, they're wearing twenty people standing around outside I'll can you by the way the thing I pre-, cell phone can you imagine how many incidents like this there were Oh for anybody probably still are just in my neighborhood any of my friends could tell you that they were roughed up by cops any of them and they were even I'm pretty cellphone. You know like I said, I'm forty nine. So I'm of the generation that was pre southbound It was beyond common. It can't even explain how systematic the I it is I mean you hate to almost use the word corruption because you think of Third World countries but it was it is my uncle worked in the law enforcement and he ended up just. He couldn't stand being on on the you know what is it the patrolman? So he became a detective. Because he said, he can make more of a difference during that autumn patrol and then the Blue Code of the same thing if you you can't speak up, you can't point out right the bad cops because if you do, you will get burned. And in what's you know? How can how can you speak out against an officer person with a gun when you feel threatened by them? So it's it's it's a no win situation a catch twenty two. would be the best thing but I mean just weed out the bad deeds. Get some kind of outside investigative force like you said And then this has got to be zero tolerance. None of these. One of these forget one, which one it was. But six seven times they had been you know reprimanded. The end in the end you know if if you have a bad day at work or if I do a bad show. There are no. Repercussions Right. If you're a police officer and you do a bad job, somebody could be dead. Yeah. Different staves gotta get it right every time. Doing something wrong or much worse. Yes. Yeah. Thanks very much for taking the time to call in. Guys I love listening to guys and keep up the good work I see. Thanks. Thanks. The dodgers have have exploded for four runs in the forty S. they now lead five to nothing in game. One of a double header in San Francisco, they'll play game two later this afternoon and coming up next Matt Barnes former NBA player for the Lakers and the clippers I think mad at a thirteen year career in the NBA he was on the jump the jump this week he's very very. Outspoken on the issues over the past two days and so he'll join us coming up mason Ireland seventeen espn I'd NBA players. This is David Aldridge NBA players in the NBA is board of governors currently meeting to discuss the next steps after today's and Wednesdays postponements of games So that meeting is going on right now, we could conceivably have some sort of a statement from that meeting that comes out before we leave the air at four o'clock today and. One of the most conscientious NBA players on social issues and pretty much anything is our friend Matt parents who start at Ucla played for the Lakers played for the clippers won a ring at Golden. State and Nice, enough to join us now Matt thank you for doing this man. Let me start with this. Had you been in that meeting last night in the bubble? Is there anything you would have said or something you would have liked to see addressed that they didn't address or do you think they pretty much got it right? I'm not. Excuse me. I'm not necessarily sure what they address I know that you know they had a few conversations. I think the emotions were high last night. But I also have a feeling that these guys understand that they're their messages is much louder and has a much broader reach with the logo bind in from the bubble. You know I it right and they decided to leave. You know we still hear from the Bronx. We'd probably still here from Chris, do we hear from you know the Doc Rivers? No, plead the other day. Do we hear George Hill. So I think they understand right now You know the their message is going where it needs to go and I think they made the right move Matt Barnes with Mason Ireland seven, ten espn. So these guys are there in this bubble. There's some isolation. Paul, Pierce Talk I'm sorry Paul George Talk this week about some depression in some anxiety how how do you think that set into what we've seen in the past twenty four hours? These guys are asking do a lot I think people think because we make a lot of money they were not human but we're still being. Taken away from their children from their their families, their friends isolated in the bubble to play basketball. Why seemingly the rest of the world is kind of heading in the wrong direction. a lot and You know for these guys that ended up yesterday boycott I love it. But now the next day the whole world look like what's next you know why are the NBA players in charge of? Dixie they didn't create although we're you know we're more than hip to do our party ready to do our part. The world is looking to the NBA to all making decisions. About Traces Damore make cops up shooting unarmed African. American. All this stuff is going to be a process and I think people have to understand that and we understand right now that the message is much louder from the bubble but I'm understanding these meaning that the meeting is taking place now is you know they're trying to have some kind of dialogue with The owners and how much more the owners, GonNa really stand on the same line as these players because a lot of these owners are complete opposite side life and don't necessarily align with these players. So there's GonNa be some interesting conversation going on today I'm Matt Barnes is our guest and Matt what would you like to see them do with the platform moving forward in other words you're pretty good at. It pointing out look it's it's not just necessarily what you're saying. It's how you implement change. What would be the best way for them to do that? What would you like to see them do with this bubble platform for the for the month two months that they have left. I love what they're doing personally. I would like to see possibly I. Know they have a lot of stuff going on in the bubble is the playoffs you want to focus on that but I would like, maybe see some you know some guys half the messaging to encourage you know voting Content explaining bills in some states there's little small things short form content. Maybe, their fans you know it only takes you know. Your favorite player put something out and it's archer mind. Then you know we're on the same page and I think they've done a great job of people registering to vote in the Bron- and everything he's doing with paying for felons and hiring more poor workers. We're up against a monster right now but I love the progress the players made in now that these guys want the owners to mess that same energy donors put up, three, hundred million and with all due respect that's nothing compared you know from thirty billionaires. Think. That front line a little harder, and really be about helping these communities that a lot of these players came from. Yeah. How do you get ownership because these are as you mentioned some of the wealthiest guys in the world, how do you get ownership to not just give money but to take action like for example, the Milwaukee Bucks players talked to the Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin yesterday How do you get owners to become involved in the legislative process? Have, a conversation with them. You know like you mentioned these guys are billionaire five obviously but that kind of money comes political ties in power as well. So you know some of these same guys like I mentioned are completely on the opposite line of where the players are standing up for and fighting for you know. So like I said, there has to be some sort of synergy everyone's entitled to their own opinion but you know these are your players you know you're supposed to. Them, unconditionally they. They make you a lot of money got at least here. The Mad and trying to somewhere in the middle because like a lot he's on half style and kept their mouth shut normally they would speak on other. we're talking to Matt Barnes about everything going on in the bubble Matt. This'll be the first time in two days that. We've actually asked anybody a basketball question but since you played for both the Lakers and the Clippers Lemme ask in the basketball, you saw before yesterday shutdown. Were you more both the Lakers and clippers look fantastic in their last wins. They each have a chance when they take the court again to get out of the first round are do you think one team looks better than the other? They're they're peaks and valleys those are moving to. Back to La with one of those teams neither can go wrong obviously Lakers on lead them to do it in honor of Kobe and Lebron to get another ring. For this franchise. But then you know I'm Clipper Fan and that we took cried in that lobster the era of trying to do a lot of. I for this team I like this is probably one of the best teams the clippers relations ever had if not the best and. It. Because of their debt. And Dogs and coach I'm going with the clippers, but you can never rule out the Lakers Lebron ad. Matt. Barnes is with US Mason in Ireland seven ten espn. I ask a basketball question myself. So John and I have a debate. I think there are three teams can win the championship Clippers Lakers bucks. He includes. Toronto and. A half for Houston and outside shot for Houston. How many teams in Orlando can actually win the championship I feel like the Lakers clippers of both capable. I don't I'm not as high on Milwaukee to be honest with you To me I feel they're upset prone I think you know what you're going to get with the honest do we consistently? No, we're. We're GONNA get from their second and third. Scores I think Miami matches up really well with them but I also like to in Boston to Boston mind leaper. Toronto's played absolutely amazing I I was going to be governing the season ended apologized to the whole to all of our friends up North Toronto been amazing So I think to be honest with you that the East is GonNa be represented out of the winner of Toronto and the Celtics Matt were biased because we live in L. A. I thought had a chance to win defensive player of the year. He lost a Tian Us. It looks like Janas Might Win Mvp over Lebron are you okay with that as somebody who watches the League and played in the League and played against some of these guys does Jaanus deserve to win in both or should one of those Laker guys have ended up with one of those awards. it's hard to say You know I know this this Laker team, they're more focused on winning a championship But you know it's kind of like when Kobe played in and to tell me that Kobe only got he got one right if I'm not wanting to be p right. It's unbelievable to me. You know I think the NBA was looking to move that around to bring different crowds and obviously no, you know you honest. You know when you're honest one bringing bringing a whole `nother audience from you know another country in and that's not to say, he didn't deserve it by any means. He's you know he's definitely one of the best player. So it's kind. Of a tough situation I know I'm I'm not having spoken to the guys but I'm sure they're pretty focused on winning the championship But if any I I haven't seen someone do with the bronze been able to do at his age he always have to remind people every once in a while how good is but he's still the best player on the planet And it's GonNa be hard to say so we'll think. We'll listen we appreciate you coming on. Thank you very much I. Know there are a lot of demands on your time right now. But thanks for making a couple of minutes for us. We appreciate it. Now palmdale. Cool. There's Matt Barnes I will take more influenced by the way George Karl former NBA coach Carlson, and join us next hour. But we'll get more of your phone calls. As you react in the news of the day, we still do not know when the NBA play playoffs will resume. We've heard speculation that it might be Saturday. Few people say outside chance it could be Friday. We're hoping that we receive some direction before the end of the show or certainly during Sodano and L Z show but we're keeping an eye on that. In the meantime, we'll take your calls at eight, seven, seven, seven, ten, three, seven, seven, six, eight, seven, seven, seven, ten, ESPN. Just, follow up on that as I mentioned. David Aldridge. We talked about when play will resume NBA players and MBA's governors currently meeting to discuss next steps and the NFL which had a number of teams canceled practice today the Lions canceled practice yesterday number teams, canceled practice. Today they've released a statement NFL IN NFL. PA. Statement, and fell community is united more than ever to support one another. In these challenging times, we share anger and frustration most recently as a result of the shooting of Jacob Blake while our passions continue to run high. We're proud that our players and we are proud of our players Clubs League and Union. They're taking the time to have the difficult conversations about these issues that affect the black community and other communities of Color in America were specially encouraged that these conversations are about how we can come together to make the necessary and long overdue changes in our country. We will continue to not only use our collective platform to call out racism and injustice wherever and. Whenever and wherever it occurs in our country, but also fight together to eradicate it. So the NFL releasing a joint statement with the NFL PA a number of teams canceled practice today There was at least one other I think the red sox. Voted to not play today is that right? Lindsey I know the twins. Were three games. Let me find out which ones exactly three games were postponed. You think. Yes. So baseball continuing to react. To the to the shooting of Justin Blake more calls coming up eight, seven, seven, seven. ESPN. Jacob Blake I'm sorry. What did I say Justin? Yeah. Jacob. Lake. Mason and Ireland seven. Esp Seventeen Espn Mason Ireland thank you very much for being out there repr-. Sheet you appreciate your listening appreciate your call a lot of participation today on twitter at. Venice Mace at La Ireland on the phones eight, seven, seven, seven, ten, ESPN. We are waiting to find out exactly when the NBA Playoffs will resume in the meantime the NHL has cancelled all games for today are postponed. All Games I in their three more Major League Baseball Games that have been postponed and John the most interesting thing is. It the lesson here is it only takes one. It only takes one, the Milwaukee, bucks yesterday decided you know what? We're we're going to boycott this game and because of that had they not done that? I? Don't know that any of the rest of this stuff would have happened. No question they started a movement. and and then everybody else just followed here is Louise in Pomona who wants to win on all this hate. And seven ten ESPN. Hey how's it going? Good Lewis. Yeah. I just wanted to give my. I guess like my ten cents on this whole thing. Yeah Yeah I I mean. When when when the players boycotted the whole like you know the Games and stuff and all of that. I was like you know I I was behind them I don't blame them. You know what I'm saying. And I think the main reason is that. Basketball and sports in general. I. Feel you know I'M A. I'm a big Fan of sports and everything, but they're like a double N. Sorek like in this current time what do you mean? They're a double edged sword. Yeah Yeah Yeah because. Yes. We you know. We're we're going to make and you know we wanna like. Take our minds off of it, and you know like sports is like a way to do it. You know. But at the same time we're going through like social injustice, racial inequality and. I feel like in a way you know. Playoffs and you know the NBA The MLB like. In a way keeping people you know in in in La La land like in a in a in a in a way keeping US distracted from what the real issues are and what the what the media you're saying you think sports should be diversion and not political. What you're now Yeah because our main focus you know it should be more about. You know focusing on society and what's going on Society and you know like fixing our issues I you know like. I'm a big like I said I'm big Laker Fan I'm a big fan of everything ball sports and I love sports to the heart you know but I don't mind. Losing season in a playoffs even though I- Lakers were were probably going to be like the favorites to win it all. Yup, and we were probably winning but I don't mind losing one season because I know that losing one season is not gonNA continue killing people right now if we don't do anything right now. In my continue killing people you know and and I, and I don't even think it starts with the police I. Don't I don't even think I with them because. I know I know I'd be I. Hear You guys all day and a lot of people have been calling and I've been trying to get on the. Yesterday and people are like the fund, the police or whatever you know. Doesn't even start there. If anything we need to put more money into the police reform, the police premium better. You know because I have a friend that's a cop and he i. was actually talking to him about yesterday and and we talked about it and I was like, yeah, like. We don't know what was going through. You know we. We could only. Know so much the facts and like what the what the parliament has. Just as you know brings out but we don't know what he was going through. You know it's only hand. And we need to get on his shoes. You know because your life you know at the end of the day, you want to come home to your family. You know it's your life for you know for his and if I don't know if this guy was pulling out a knife or a gun or whatever it was, but at the end of the day. If you're in jeopardy of coming home late. I don't think you know like cops face people at the at the worst state your head sure I don't blame him man. All right. Hey listen thank you for the phone call by the way. You, know I, think? We should. I mean it goes without saying. It really does but we should say it anyway. The vast majority cops are really good cops. But. It only takes a couple of bad ones to end up with Jacob Blake situation. Here's Mike in La Hey Mike, you're on seven ten years vn Hi. Guys how you guys doing Brad Mike How you? Me Tell you what's really going on 'cause I'm from the streets. been the streets all my life I got no felonies. Now when you say you're from the streets, what what do you mean? From the street that we're called the streets accounting wants south, central East La got it and and in jail part people got us. And US have you been in jail separate everybody? Yeah. Never been jail thankfully. Yeah. They separated everybody. So we got everybody's separated right and in you got the blacks. The Latinos us in the woods. So it's it's the cops fall. In this way, we are put in prison that's one thing and industry. The reason why black black, people. Get shot a lot. Is because it's the reputation. I've been out hustling legit. I got kids I have no felonies no gangs I go out personally jet. And I give bad rep from black people always Robbie me taking my chain I would help them and they still do the same. They got a bad reputation. The always had a bad reputation I'm from East Lake Street. Yup. Living Watson Contin. And the always have a bad reputation. Okay. But what how did how did the police handle? Your situation. I go. To the police station and then they sent me the different divisions. All you gotTa talk to them. Well, you gotTa tell them right because they know it's it's it's kind of like. Oh, you say it it's it's it's more government being you know what I mean. They don't want to get involved with certain different areas. Yeah. Yeah. Well listen. Thank you very much for the phone call. We we appreciate it man. and. I mean. Everybody brings a different life experience to this John. You you've never been arrested. Have you know and it it just to me? There's there's a different attitude from the second. They see that the person they're dealing with this black. Yeah. That was great call from. Bo. A little while ago. Shout him out again. You know he says that in his experience as an officer. When the you pull when they pull over an African American driver. They get tense officers get tents, and that doesn't happen when they pull over a white driver and that intensity. That nervousness if you will is the reason why we see the incidents that we see there is a prejudgment made by certain police officers about. Somebody that they pull over and that prejudgment can be completely wrong and it can still lead to something ugly and deadly. And we've seen seen far too much of that far too much of that. But it is that prejudgment and that nervousness that goes along with approaching. A black driver. Get. Curtis. From Whittier in here. Hey, Curtis. You're on seven. Ten ESPN. Hi. Good Curtis. I got cousins one I was at work about two or three years ago, and me and coworkers were talking in the lunchroom that coworkers and we were talking about how many times we have been put off and I stopped trying to twenty, twenty five, and then a white coat with walks in and we say, Hey. been toward. Over. The COP. Well, I got. A ticket oh no no no no. Not Kick it for a reason and he goes what did you mean? And I said. Why don't you don't get pulled over for? Just, nothing another thing actually listeners don't get it. Would you like to be treated how black people have been? Last one hundred years. Go. The essence. The. The second one we should. have been treated in the Latin soupy. No No five one one no six months. No. So if they're asking. Actually the front I heard that from lady was teaching a lecture I can't remember her name push with thinking electric in college and that was the question that's. Proposed all the rights. They. Reason. So there's a problem and everybody knows it. Yeah. Yeah. That's that's my took on a contract. Which? I. All right. Cool. Love you back. Thank you very much. While it is it is I opening that this is this prevalent of a problem and yet we've all kind of just allowed it to go on. Stopped counting at twenty. He said. He stopped counting the number of times he got pulled over after he got twenty. Ivan been pulled over I've been pulled over in years. Well. That's because you big. You get a new car from John Patterson every two years it does help it does help and but mostly it helps because I'm white. Through, all right, eight, seven, seven, seven, ten, ESPN if you WANNA weigh in on this George Karl, the former NBA head coach is going to join us coming up next hour Mason and Ireland seven, ten espn.

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Lakers Broadcaster Mychal Thompson

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Due process were over-due for a process that works how often when there's not media attention. Does the criminal justice system produce a fair outcome in the case of a fatal encounter between law enforcement and a member of a community of color. How often does that happen? Seems to me hardly ever. And even when there is media attention soon as the attention goes away. Look at the result frequently, the officers reinstated their dismissed with pay. A crime was committed not only frequently in the vast majority of cases. Is there no criminal charge, but against the officer guilty of crime? But frequently even if they stop working a lot of times, they won't stop with with pay. And so people are fed up after awhile. And listen don't tell me how you don't want politics in your sports. Flew late for that, right but there's a deeper layer on the one hand. The world and the sports world do not operate completely independently I, get the the I'm sympathetic to the idea that that's what's so great about sports. It's the best reality programming. There is because we're not going to war this city in that city like once upon a time city states would go to war and you know. Ancient Rome. In that area, right the Roman Empire. Ancient Greece you have city states to war. That's not happening anymore. It's it's not that serious. You know just feels that way we've extracted all the emotion. And localized. This kind of patriotic feeling which is fandom for your team and and yet in the end it's trivial. That's the great escape and the outcome is not predetermined. MAZING. It's the perfect reality TV show my leak Greek brother Sam used to say that sports is man's ultimate practical joke back on God in the sense that. God says here's Warren Love. Poetry and music and and. Every interesting thing you can imagine and in the end. You're just going to die it all amounts to nothing. Man Says, well, you think that's pretty funny. Do you watch this within your university you created we're going to create a sub universe. We're going to call it sports and we'RE GONNA. Follow it with religious devotion and it really means nothing right and that's why we can all escape into sports and route and it feels we figured out a way to extract real emotion without the consequences. And so when something comes to interfere with that I, get why people are saying please come on. That's why I use sports this way we all do. But even that. If, YOU'RE A business owner. You have a lot on your plate right now but ziprecruiter makes your hiring process easier cafe tourists Coo Dylan Moskowitz needed to hire a director of coffee. So he went ziprecruiter dot com slash Kellerman. Posted his job and found the best person for the role in just a few days with results like that. 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That's political speech. So a little late for I don't want political. Politics in my in my. And social issues in my sports. But there's more than that. There's another layer here. We understand the world as human beings through storytelling. Even when you explain a scientific theory is someone, it's basically a story. That predicts the future. And when a better story comes along that predicts the future that the latest scientific theory and the other one's outdated at that point. If that story predicts the future a little. We understand the world through narrative structure. We that's how we consume sports. That's how I sell it to you here sitting here right now that's how you digest it how you ingest it. How you consume it, that's how we see the world brain human brain is operatives wired that way. As David Mamat. wrote. Forgot the title of the Book It's an acting book how not to act or something I forgot about what it was called already but He's talking about like since early on some people realized if you're good at storytelling, you don't have to carry the firewood. Right I mean that's why I'm sitting here. I. WanNa carry the firewood I'd rather at story tale. That's the way our brains are wired. And we understand sports. We're as interested in the sport as we are in its characters. Why has boxing been marginalized because we don't know the characters anymore mainstream doesn't know that boxing characters they don't know what's at stake for the characters. So they're not interested you know your football players or basketball players. At least locally, some of you know your baseball players, you know where they are in their careers, what they're striving for what they're about. What what obstacles in their way? That's why you you emotionally invest in them. And you like to learn about your sports heroes right. When I was a kid, they used to have these little books telling me keeps you Ron Gigiri life story when I was a kid or Thurman Munson whoever rows followed Reggie Jackson Yankees or You find out about Clyde Frazier or whoever it is that you're falling kids in Kobe Bryant where's he from? What's he about? What's he interested in? What's at stake for him? Well. This social justice is central to the story of not only the United States of America. You can't understand this country without examining race. But it is central specially too much too much of the population. Of a mostly African, American Sports League. It's not just the black players, but it's also. Their. Coworkers who who, who exist with them and who share with them. And struggle with them. In certain ways, this social justice is central to the story of who these athletes are. The media industry is built around telling you the story of these players. That's why it's not just because this player can jump this high or run this faster, hit a ball that far it's who they are. It's your emotional investment in them. This is who these guys are. They are telling you there about it. They're they're standing up for social justice and they will not tolerate. The ongoing injustice anymore. The Max Kellerman show on ESPN radio, ESPN yes. News the ESPN APP, and Sirius Xm Channel Eighty and on your smart speaker, Max Kellerman show presented by progressive. Insurance. Cars, homes, boats, motorcycles, RV's and more at progresive dot com. You can reach us at eight, eight, eight, say Espn Eight, eight, eight, seven to nine, three, seven, seven, six and I know I, say this every day but I do WanNa get to call today I want to hear from you today. With, the bucks did yesterday. Felt to me. I know they met and deliberated about it but. Felt like. A gut thing like it didn't feel right for them to take the floor. Yesterday. And that had a contagious. It was contagious the brewers then. They they didn't play. We're from the same. No, we're not gonNA play either. Baseball postponing. Three. Games. and. I know that there's some consternation I understand at least that there's consternation among some NBA players thought come on wait a minute Stephen A. was talking about it on I take today we're supposed to do this. Not. Unilaterally. We're supposed to deliberate over this and be unified and have a plan but sometimes. You can have paralysis by analysis. And we'll everyone's debating in the committee. Someone's got to do something. I'm not saying that there's not some parallel universe where you couldn't achieve. As, good or better outcome had they taken the floor and everything I don't know you can't prove a counterfactual who knows but I do know this what they did last night was big. And, it's reverberated through not only the American sports landscape but through American culture, it seems to me here's Dominic Smith, the mets. lefthanded platoon hitter header. Talking about this subject. Yesterday. I think the most difficult part is to see like people still don't care. and. For this good teams happened I. Mean it just shows. Just in people's heart. and. A MEAN I mean just sucks. You know in? In the black men Americans, it's not easy so. Here emotion like this is an emotive. I know and talking about it with Michael Thompson. Police brutality or law enforcement interactions with communities of color however, you want to describe it whatever you think is most accurate. It's an important issue. It's not nearly as important as in fact. Mass incarceration. And criminal justice. Reform. Or economic empowerment. Right, those are bigger issues, but those are big broad. Issues, if you want to sit down and watch a documentary of someone who was. Selling weed fifty yards, whatever as it turns out from elementary school or something like that, and it was a three time felony offender and now winds doing life in prison. You could see things you go. Wait this is part of the industrial prison complex in this person is doing life for something is ridiculous. It's now legal large like, yes. If you sat down and watched a whole film, you might be moved emotionally but there is something about watching a man with his back turned getting into his car with three kids in the car getting shot seven times in the back that cuts through everything and affects you emotionally. And Dominic Smith, you're talking like listen. It's what Doc rivers said. Couple of days ago was that yesterday is been a lot packed into the last twenty four hours. Tired, of loving. This country that doesn't love, US. Back. Yeah. Yeah and Rio Taylor was on I take today and talked about black bodies and how this is something that that. Players have. Agency over have autonomy I don't have to use my body that you're watching to play basketball to play basketball. If I think it can improve things. Those bodies were brought here originally, hundreds of years ago criminally in the greatest crime against humanity imaginable considering how how long it was. Going on and the the horror of it. and. Originally. It was because there was a need for cheap labor and that's the cheapest labor. The kind you don't have to pay, and then class got tied to race and you fast forward hundreds of years later. And now those bodies are valued for entertainment. But as soon as they say, you want entertainment hold on since things aren't normal right now with the pandemic before we get back to normal because we're entertaining painting, you could you maybe make things more equitable for everybody. So the status quo works also for us. And I hear the already here people who disagree with that point of view. Well, they should. They should be happy to make millions of dollars playing a child's game and why they could go back to where to poverty lack of opportunity. Right, because that's where a lot of them are from. Well, why do you think they're from there because there was an original crime committed in this country that has never been redressed. and. Here we are all these hundreds of years later. And still black life is cheap. The Max Kellerman show on ESPN RADIO ESPN. ESPN news the ESPN APP and Sirius. Xm. Channel Eighty. And on your smart speaker. The Max Kellerman show is presented by progressive insurance guests. Join US on the Shell Pennzoil performance line you can reach us at eight, hundred, Eighty, eight, say Espn Eight, eight, seven, nine, three, seven, seven, six, I promised that you were going to get to be heard today. And you will Marvin in. Cleveland you're on the Max Kellerman show ESPN. Radio. I learned Matt how're you, go ahead. I'll just wanted to say, I understand I'm totally with Stan, they're making but what we need now is accountability. Somebody's had spent accountable. We've got to hold these people have Combo for the action me from being in the military, we know different command. You know that's something I do in my field. Don't get me. You know it's all Iran rose down. What has to be held accountable. So you can't take care of your people come up with you're supposed to be. All. We our brother's keeper now. When you say accountability, what do you mean? You mean police accountability. Police Accountability. Marvin. Let me. I hear what you're saying. Let me get to get some more calls to let me say something about police accountability. If you want police accountability, you have to reform police unions they spend a lot of money resisting reform. A lot of money on politicians resisting reform. If you would like to reform police unions, you have to vote understand your votes are already discounted in the Senate obviously where. where it's not exactly proportional representation, right? It favors rural areas because everyone gets two senators, the most populous state, the least populous state. and. Even in other ways on the local level, they're gerrymandered districts that. Tried to devalue your vote particularly if you are black. There are all kinds of mechanisms in place to make it harder for you to vote recently to joy. Postmaster General. Started removing mail sorters. Making it more difficult to vote by mail because the belief is although it hasn't been shown the data will be true that the lower vote total will favour the incumbent. If you want. To reform police unions if you want to change things vote vote vote vote on the local level municipal level the state level on the federal level vote. Arthur in Kansas City on the Max Kellerman show. Yes. Sir Max I gotTA. Say Thank you for letting me have is opportunity I gotta say man I disagree with you what you said this morning. When you was pushing about the vote. Do you know who the biggest MERV Atkins Americans in the United States do you know who the biggest murderers are and you never say anything about that I I know where you're going what are you talking all right now we're not GonNa get into planned parenthood. No. No we talked about. We talking about black people here. Parenthood Myrtle aching. Okay. Thank. Thank. Thank you guys. You have to screen the calls we're not. We're not having a reproductive rights to beat right now understand people feel very strongly about. I'm not saying you shouldn't have an opinion just not what we're discussing right now. We're GONNA. Speak with the doctor. Harry Edwards in the next hour. Listen. At time like this people have very strong feelings about political and social issues in one bleeds into the next but that's not what we're doing right now. 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Keep'em Or Cut'em?

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Keep'em Or Cut'em?

"Hi there and welcome to fantasy focus baseball. It's a beautiful Sunday night August Ninth Twenty, twenty he is christened. COC Growth Kyle. soppe. soppy produces in researches are fine show wherever thank. He can do this while I am merely Eric. Carriere on today's show what a mess of pitcher injuries and breakdowns. There was a bean role today i. don't even know where to begin interesting, but I'm hoping you're having a nice weekend. Indeed. Yeah. I'd. Right. It'd be like I don't even know where to begin I. Don't know what to say. It's another wacky baseball weekend. All right. Let's go through as many names as we can and do it that way because I mean, the name just keep coming in too. So where do we start? Let's start with some pitchers here just from Sunday alone. Madison, Bumgarner that is. Bad. He allowed four home runs, and now we're hearing back spasms. I would assume these going on the injured list. But for fantasy aspect you drop them, is that what we're doing now is dropping him after three four outings. Now I guess the only case you could make is just the number of available pitchers that remaining because of injuries, but he's not pitching in an effective level to help you fantasy team. The philosophy is a big issue as you mentioned the back thing. Even if he avoided the injured list, he's gotTa work himself back to earning our trust before we could even start him, I. Think. It's going to take at least a couple even if he remains in the rotation. The first outings this season, we're fine. It's this week's outings that were bad Well, okay that. It's only this weekend's that were bad. The velocity has been an issue we pointed on the show. Previously, the velocity isn't a huge concern for him. But when you're throwing routinely in the eighty, seven, eighty, eight range, it's a problem philosophy is GonNa be a problem at that level. Let's do update on. Max Scherzer and Stephen. Strasburg Sherzer was hurt during our last podcast, which was I guess Wednesday night his pencilled into start on Tuesday and Strasbourg. I, believe started today, right? Dead. And he pitched well for four weddings and then he really unraveled in the fifth inning. What does that? Tell you if anything? They probably kept them in a little bit too long that he wasn't quite ready to go up to the full workload of a starting pitcher. I'd forgive him a little bit of that just because he did look efficient in the first four innings, but you gotta hope that he takes the next step in the next turn. I'd start them this week. If it's me, it's one start I'd still use them. And I'm trying to find out who is playing this week I. Think if you've got Strasbourg and you got your. Athletes. Okay. Well, that seems like a good spot, but then the just face, Baltimore. So who knows All right. So you're leaving Strasbourg and sherzer active. Moving on now. Charlie. Morton today shoulder inflammation that sounds like an instant bear as well. But you're not dropping him off suppose right now, and in that case, you hope it's just that that if he needs to miss some time, he goes on the. Put on that spot. He has at the level. You should do that and keep them around good productive pitcher. When healthy has had some issues with injuries. In the past, we gotta hope that it's the. Time if it's an eye allston. exactly sack. This is not an injury, but he didn't seem to be making a whole lot of sense this weekend and the Indians of sent him home, but it sounds like it's only a seventy two hour. Quarantine so could xactly still start this week. Would you leave is as of Sunday night and the new just came out about an hour ago that he decided to go out with his buddies and Saturday night and break the curfew or the quarantine, and Cleveland's like we take seriously and they should take it seriously. But that doesn't mean that he's missing. Any starts. What do you do with him? If you've got him in a fantasy league for this week? Well, first of all Kudos to the Indians for sending a player home and sticking to the guidelines I mean they made a big deal about the road guidelines on this. So Hey, way to go. The, problem with the engine schedule in terms of planning with police is that there's good reason for them to skin. They're playing only five games this week, they've got the Monday and Thursday days off to home games, cubs than three in Detroit. So they had the luxury of pitching my clemenger on the Sunday giving him to start for the week. I would simply sack. I. Would Err on the side of caution here. I. I'm befuddled people where if you're where your mass, we might get through this baseball season in football season. If you don't I, don't know what's going to happen. The cardinals haven't played in our last three podcasts. Best. I can tell and they're not gonNA play early this week, and if you've got a bench of even take it further tristen, you're sitting all cardinals this week. Aren't you? Are you starting to drop cardinals now? No and. Well, we did this with what's the difference? Okay. I'm going to be honest with you. There's no easy answer to this. This is one hundred percent of guests on our part as to what to do with these. I've been asked about what to do about about cardinals and a good friend of ours. I gave it. By said I said, look, it's a guest i. have no idea what to suggest as to available time this week. If they missed the first series, the cardinals this week, they still have. No actually, they have five games this week, which is still a horrible schedule as to a Detroit three at the white sox. So they could carve together a week of decent production. That's a pretty good schedule there, but they also might miss those games. They might postponement Detroit, Games that they're making up on Thursday. They have to postpone the Chicago. We don't know where they're at in the testing run. Again airing on the side of caution, I, put them on the sidelines if I could that that's my plan right now, and I just wrote forty eight hours ago about how great the schedule isn't that you start cardinals. I'm talking about a two inches I'm I'm tired of this I mean I obviously, nobody wants to get the virus, but even if Jack Flaherty does make one start this week, how do we know he's going to be able to go honor pitchers? He hasn't pitched enormous two weeks. I. Don't like the fact that the cardinals have talked about concerns of Jack Florida's workload having missed this time that to me is a red flag team. Wise. Don't you agree? Red Flags everywhere can't even recognize half the MARLINS. You know the way that Baltimore-washington game ended today doesn't count for this week. They're going to resume it on Friday because they couldn't get the tarp out I. Mean. There's so many ridiculous things going on a baseball right now, Ramon Laureano like it suspended for like a month it. You see what he did today. I mean I, see it live, but I'm aware. So I mean they keep hitting them with pitches coach Ios, and then they tell you, you can't have a base clearing brawl role and they did it anyway. Now, the thing is he's gonNA appeal whatever he gets tomorrow. So if he gets a ten game suspension, he could play all week. I don't know what's going to happen with that. If I have lower Yana were league I, want to send this week. But what if he plays the entire week? He's a good player. What are you doing with Laureano Dresden? freshening because you win your leagues. How many things for twenty, twenty, already one in the baseball. Weeks old, but I assume you've already one half the league's. I begun to look at the standings and I'll tell you that I do I do one team that's floundering to say the least. So that, if we turn the standings upside down, first place a Laureano. Good question there that. I think I've got to play him. Remember if there's an appeal filed, then they have to hear the appeal and judge on that before they, you know this suspension and a lot of times. The only players are Gonna get those up our pitchers because they can arrange it around their typical work schedule. An laurynas case I don't know how quickly they'd hear that and it's three at the angels. It's three at the giants. Pretty good. Great schedule I skate well at the giants who wants to be at the. Great matchups for a hitter. At the giants, the San Francisco giants. That's a great place hits the worst. In the League it's not a good place to hit, but I definitely take him going against the giants pitching staff right now. I mean bark factors, county more park factor. So the park factors rough. But you know, do you know their starters for that series? I, mean name the giants starters. They're not that great. Right. Now, I know much of their bullpen either. I mean, obviously, equator was pitching real the other night. All right, I, I don't know when he I guess he. Had Series He, will pitch in that series. They also have come in Gaza pitch today, he'll pigeon that. seriously. must not a good matchup for anyway? I who knows I'M GONNA. Game Lori is GONNA get. Three. I just you know you can't do that and he did it anyway. Let's move on John Carlos. Stanton to the injured list. No surprise there I. Assume this at least a week, it could be. It's a hamster, could be a month, your Yankee. Fan, you must be in tune what they're talking about, what are you doing with? Eight art I guess the only question here is obviously you're putting them in your Angeles Slot. But are you dropping them your a league and you only have three bench spots? Maybe you don't have as many Angeles bots. Dare drop stand if he's out three weeks. If we knew he was out three weeks at least if that was the minimum absence then yeah. Considered a season like this. I think that the majority of us are going to attempt to just ask them to the I l. and you know it's the same old story again. Very frustrating. There is the possibilities could open things up for Miguel. Landa Horo was demoted in the past week. I'm not so sure they do that I think they might just give some more bats to guys like Mike Ford and Mike Talk Men, they'll shuffle guys around in the D. h. spot in kind of piece it together at least in the meantime, mytalk one is really good Tristan. Stolen bases, he makes contact. He's an elite outfielder like I don't. Don't think they're worse off playing talk with over stand. I really don't. I tell me I'm wrong. Tell me. That's crazy. Everybody loves Giancarlo. Fan. It's home runs eight hundred feet, but you can't defend and I mean like he's not having a bad season. He's taking his walks. Okay. He's batting to ninety three. But my talk is a really good player who is going to replace them capably I would pick up talking right now on my league. Oh, absolutely. He's a definite at because I can't see. See, Tuchman, sitting and game. I. Think he's an everyday player. Now, he was close to it. Now, I think he's locked in I. Don't think the compass perfect between these two because toxins defensive player he he's going to play in the field and Stan was more of a designated hitter. So your Ford or voight fits that kind of role here. It's unfair for me to say it was a better player. Okay. I'm just saying. All in two thousand, twenty, one would surprise mytalk men with regular playing time had a higher wins above replacement, the stand not in the least. He's a really good player. That's fair. That's fair. So anyway, and by the way, this is a reminder looking to go on a ranch here, but we knew Stan was going to get hurt. Okay. Even in a two months season over six months it, there's no victory laps rangers, but if you've got Aaron judge on your team. And you're like, wow, he's hitting home run every game. I don't want to say he's going to get hurt. But. It's pretty likely. He's not going to play without some malady for two months and you know that's true. The two of these guys cannot stay healthy and the same thing happens in this shortened season, you're shaking your head like I'm wrong. Shaking, my head like right. I can't dispute that. Look I think. Immensely productive players when they're healthy. But they miss time and there among the highest risks to miss time because of injuries we've talked about this all year, and here it is for Stan, I. Just happen to like the value points for these two when we got very close to opening day. I. I I'm thinking of writing a blog entry. Saying that Labour Tories this overrated because his numbers against Non Baltimore in his career. Pretty Darn averaged Christon. They're not special at all not power not getting on base. Now, I'm thinking about it. You tell me if I write that blog, is it fair or is it not fair because his not auriol's numbers? If you do the math, you be shocked maybe not you but a lot of people. Yeah, I'm I'm well aware what he's done against Baltimore, and I've done a lot of the examination of the metrics for Torres and see the potential to keep this up and. And do it against other teams and from that angle I would say you're being a little unfair because you're leaning too much on one particular split, but it's valid point. He's got to show this performance against other teams. He really hasn't yet. So he hasn't earned that what? What would he have been thirty fifth fortieth I think at eighty pages. He's he went in the third or fourth or fifth round. Yeah. That's what I mean probably earlier probably third or fourth round. Now, it's only two weeks, but he's slugging thirty five and he actually face Baltimore to these. Injuries. In the first couple of days. Well, I looked you're not dropping labor. Taurus. Okay. So I think the ultimate conclusion I make is you're not dropping by I'm not trading for Gleyber Torres, he I understand his OPIE S. four fifty. It'll go up. But I think he's overrated. There's a bunch of players that I think are overrated Kris Bryant and Al Name you know look at the ADP and tell you it was in my courses. I mean just I. Don't know I don't want to believe with the thirtieth. Had was number. Thirty ADP. All. Right. Well, I mean. I'm a big Yankee Fan. I'm a big fan and that's generous Razi. Prairie. Christian Yelich had a good weekend. He homered Triple D. walked twice. Today is getting his batting average up and hopefully laboratories those too. But I can't get past the fact of what happened when he played the oils last year moving on because again, it seems like we have a lot more to talk about with this new way of doing the Hump podcasts on Sunday night and Wednesday somebody just said, Homerun Jose of gray or so I'm watching Cleveland and the white sox and chain Bieber. Always early. Early in the game earlier in the believes actually I just. What are you? Getting people, what are you standing by the way? It's a pretty big deal to shelve a guy like this. He's eleven among pitchers and fantasy points this year eleventh. said a really good year this year. That's a that's a pretty big deal for them to make a move like this. I. Mean. He's from a baseball fan. I. Mean Some people just don't think what's happening in this country is legit. I guess. All right moving on. Talking about erectile dysfunction is not easy. Usually, we just brush it off for blame ourselves. 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On He's going to pick up a decent number of positions over the course of the year because they'll need to shuffle them around a little bit. They WanNa get him in the lineup. Regularly, bad should be in their defense is the real question. I again, that's why they shuffle them around. I? Think he's a good guy to get even a mix leagues I think he's He's one of the players who is important at the back into your roster and their course field this week, which is why picked him up a league and I picked up todd frazier in a differently and I love Isaiah kind of life in my points league and odd new league because gets on base steals basis four for four steals or for five he actually. He slid past the base. One of the nights that I was watching the game and he's a catcher eligible I gotTa Catcher, and he's got an eight, hundred, eight, twenty opie s a love any. One player in baseball more stolen bases than Isaiah kind fillet, our other side of the coin Joe Adele over four four strikeouts today, and did not look good doing it i. mean you could look okay in strikeout of Nasty Pitch wincing overpowers. That's not what what's happening Joe Delo bat against off speed stuff. And it's early and he's GonNa Swing Amiss. Are you waiting on Joe Adele. If you place the investment, it did on them. Yes. I'm waiting Joe talk rest of the year. I was the finished of. But. We gave the caution that there is a lot of swing and miss and Joe Adele's game. Golden? SOMBRERO today isn't entirely shocking. It's bothersome, but it's still very early in his career. If you invested, you invested knowing that this was a possibility. Fair enough What else? All right. So Carl's pirates are not playing the three game series. Let's get to the schedule here before I do that Spencer Howard I watched it Let. A little nervous and the first thing, Freddy Freeman took a MAPO and then Ronald Kunia up oh so I don't wanna say he pitched poorly. But I don't know, Spencer Howard is making his next door. The phillies have already said Vince Velazquez will they could go to A. Six man rotation. But. I don't know Spencer. Howard is getting another start this coming week, which is part of the reason why I'm not. I don't WanNa tell people to pick them up. Is that what we're? Yeah I mean in the phillies case because they have a taxing schedule until Monday, the seventeen and the next day for them, they could just go with a six man for this one turn, but you're right if there isn't a commitment to him now being regularly in the rotation. What's value? What's the purpose to adding him? I don't know I. Mean obviously unless I I don't know what the phillies are doing and they look terrible this today they got swept by the braves. One of the games the brave started a relief pitcher Anyway. I. Don't know what to tell you. You Have Trivia question today I do. Yeah. It's it's. A. Which one do we go today? Trivia Trivia Eric won't know you might know it. I don't know. We'll see We didn't talk about the Great Fernando Taty junior yet. Because we know what he did today, right? he did he two more runs, runs one off. Bumgarner right. Next to. The five, hundred, four games, four and a wrong. But he strikes every other to. The homered once today he's he's got eight homers now. Does strike out a lot, but he's got eight homers. Still some pretty good ratio three, thirty, three or four, seventeen, eight, ten by the way with the eight home runs. Now in the padres for sixteen, Games do your rough math. What's his face? Before meeting. Eight and Sixteen Games. So thirty, six to. Thirty six game season. Okay. So He's twenty, one years old. He has thirty home runs the question for you today, as I would like you to name the three players who have hit forty home runs in their age twenty, one season or younger. Three players have hit at least forty home runs in their age twenty, one season or younger Totti's on six game season is on pace for thirty. The under I'm. Thirty. For. Heaven. This Is I will do. I'll let you guys think about that when we come back to it. I. Don't have an answer for you. Head I mean. Obviously, not, PITA Lonzo. Thinking over bit. We've got plenty of we could still cover I. Get on God's somebody bid three, hundred fourteen dollars on Rafael Montero and I didn't get him to. Wow. Would you bet? Two hundred. Wow okay. So good theme there. We should be going to the could. Do. You know what that is. Right. I I. I still haven't bought a player, Intel. into. Sunday. Nights I bid on a bunch and I never get I. Haven't I still have a thousand dollars. All right. Cool. Sold for one, hundred, one, hundred, and eight. Intel. Whereas NL. So people are bidding aggressively and I mean I'm in second place All right. So that was the closer Carousel I. Guess Rafael, Montero, we told you. He was to get the saves and then on Friday and Saturday did. I mean, he's autumn to that, right? Is there an addendum was the addendum nick goody has been injured, which could explain why Montero is quickly thrust into the closer job. Down, do you think that's really the case I know, but I think it does potentially move things a little bit more quickly and you know look Montero's got great stuff. He was excellent during the second half of last year, he certainly has the stuff to close. Okay anyway. Would you? Out, good, you feel about Montero's terrorism must add is he would you rather have Montero or seth? Lugo, right now. Montero because I. Think there's more clarity in that bullpens. So Edward pitched the eighth inning today over a couple of hits, but he also struck out the side blue got save. You think like I think that the as gets another shot close. I. Think that they are going to because it's a new manager. I. Think they are going to attempt legitimately to piece this together. It'll be a little twins ask remember Lugo through the two inning save the other day. So today was more traditional for him. That's that's a positive for Lugo in that race, but I think they are going to the shuffled around. Amazing like we were talking almost two weeks ago about Giovanni goggles and they haven't even played. Like I don't have any I do the cardinals are GonNa close with Right House went on injured list at the virus I, it's gotTa be Guy Eggos. If they ever play again Anthony Bass, looks like a decent closer for Toronto was a top ten. But in that twelve to sixteen range I, think Montero Anthony Bass the low end I'll say Trevor God. He's clearly they're closer these three guys all belong in the say twelve to eighteen range for closers they. Should. Be rusher. Might be a little more lukewarm on got I'd have to run those exact numbers. I don't know why. Tyler. Rogers. Leads League and holds S- clearly about Tony Watson. Closer. It's hard to think of twelve guys who are clearly worse. I probably could find it. what else from the closers there wasn't really a big closer full weekend, I guess of News. Ryan. Presley had a bad Friday night, but he's got to be closer a good game to to follow it up. Right after trevor. Rosenthal looks lights out by the way like in a month, we we could be talking about him as a top ten closer, and by the way today that was the day off thing for Trevor Rosenthal. I, think I agree borrowed Scott. Barlow got. But if you're still rostering in candy, what are you doing in and Matt. McGill are not close to getting saves for their teams there. Not even close like seven, six, seven guys and they're still roster way too many leaks. Did, we talk on angel since the last show. And I think a tie buttery. It's excluding hustle roadways and I don't think Joe Man's going back to him I. Think it's buttery. But who knows? I, would say so too I. don't see a great alternative to him right now. There was some Combo meals this since our last show Thursday. So we're list players Anderson to `Hada. HOW TO COMBO MEAL Whitmer Field Jose altuve eight. Jonathan VR nothing wrong with that Saturday nothing. Friday Saturday, Marcus Semi Pedra, Severino had a combo meal. I should have done catcher, Combo meals for the Trivia today. Nothing today, right? Oh. Boy, I didn't see one today. One. Today. I didn't see anything. Did you see that the Nelson limits store today when Bumgarner was getting lit when that was pitching? Great. By the way. Nelson. Lament velocity is very promising. When I call this up before the show, he's averaging ninety seven point, two miles per hour with forcing festival. That's pretty impressive. He's up there among the leaders. I don't think victory laps, but Alex for Dubai, he was to lead off and at Benintendi looks terrible and are you noticing that in the Boston Games when I left, it comes from the bullpen, they're pinching for Benintendi every time. He's not even a full-time player now. Yeah. The wapping him very quickly at the beginning of the year to the bottom of the lineup was a very disconcerting sign. Oh. By the way, excellent answer by Alex for do go to the question about shoes. What. About mookie Betts shoes stepping mookie betts shoes. Wealth. Watch do go end up higher on the player Raider would not be something I mean he's obviously great but I. Don't think it's going to happen but I like for do quite a bit. He He just needs to stay healthy that has been a question for him and he's not a base stealer like Mukhi obviously, it's not going to be the same thing Let's look at the schedule here on Monday nights on ESPN as Lance mccullers hosting the giants. Starting for the giants because they lost some margin to the injured list but mccullers. Monday would be Logan Web most likely. So I'm watching mccullers last out interesting and is I two three innings looked fantastic. And then comes a parade of extra base hits. Eight or runs in an inning, and these were not like bleeders or like Baltimore Chops or whatever your baseball parlance. These were hit hard gaps. All right. Home runs doubles everything era. Colquhoun ripped one often like these were bad. Now, anyway are your wife. I know why he told you after the after the outing why he thought he struggled there. Oh, I missed that. What did he say they opened the roof mid game and look while I don't like. Making excuses for the performance in game I could see that you know opening the mid game throwing a players routine off especially considering chase field plays much more hidden friendly with the roof open. Are you worried about any Houston players three, overrate this team in real life analyst. Bula, fantasy AL too bad. A Combo meal recently, but he's still not playing well and a couple of their hitters not doing springer was hurt all weekend. The rotation basically is grank mccullers and rookies their entire bullpens rookies except Presley. They got issues and there are well under five hundred right now. So I wonder if something changes with used. I've had been very concerned about their depth that's been. Will down quite a bit so far. Alvarez back in maybe two weeks, maybe less I would hope. But we would have thought by this point. He'd already be ready and he's not is plus on Monday night as Garrett, Richards look at that mustache against Dustin may get richer Hoskins are vying for best mutton vest, new mustache. Beat Mustache Oscar Awards The may great hair better than mine and he's really good. Does I don't know why does the May still available in some leagues, but if he is go get him, he's a to start guy this week I assume yet he has. He starts the second game at the angels Eight, hundred houser at home against Minnesota it's not a great offense to face. Now, there's last outing was really good. He's not a swingman anymore. Paris, and he's a good starter. I. Think he's very underrated one. In fact, if as you said, this is just about the worst match I think he could ask in this divisional arrangement, but I like the stuff. The Tigers are sending Tyler Alexander to the mound. This is the relief. Pitcher a lefty who struck out nine in a row, thirteen KS, one walk and seven and two thirds innings, and he goes to the rotation, and on Tuesday he is scheduled to face the white sox. Whether? And virus permitting. Is, Tyler. Alexander somebody you want to add fantasy and team leaguers to premature. Not yet in a ten team league, I WANNA, see how he responds to his first starting assignment. Could have just been taking advantage of a lineup that wasn't prepared for him coming out of the bullpen like I. He's got me interested. I'll be watching that one. Dylan Bundy at home on Tuesday against Oakland. Do, we have to like, don't Bundy don't. We now I mean that was a bad last outing legit went the distance. And pitchers leave Baltimore feeling. Bundy's next. Jake. Arrieta Tristan. Is that crazy? Well I mean area was amazing at his peak with the cubs. Pick it. Let's. Go, cy young season, but like what if Dylan? Bundy? In when we're doing a show in February and we're ranking owned bundy number thirty among starting pitchers that shock you. Wouldn't shock me I. Don't think it's going to happen though. I could see him being just outside that. I. Can see top forty through that would have been more on board. The velocity is not there with Bundy. He threw harder a couple years ago. I guess. Ray. Seattle twice the starts and he's had a slight injury issue before. Not that's all fair although the last three seasons, he's pitch a lot more than kershaw ninety starts in three years, but he's faced Seattle twice Oakland their place one. So yeah, I I WANNA see a little bit more before I I. Say, I'm all in on Dylan Bundy Ross stripling on ESPN plus Tuesday night at home against Sandiego Diego Chris Booby. Per Candidacy, you can't you. Can't use him. What about, Sukey. All right. So this is a Yankee stadium, but took to side looks like he's pitching well now is he somebody we can trust or do you need to see more Yankee Stadium? No Way. I like to. Though. Star was in San, Francisco to on I might be onboard. I might very well be bored. That's going all the way in the other direction or put them in Miami's Ballpark or put them in. Tampa's. Ballpark. Not Yankee Stadium now, troll history Wednesday afternoon, Dylan See. So you were recommending Detroit, but Detroit is scoring runs. Do we not believe that's going to continue? I don't believe it's going to continue to this level. No I. I'm a little concerned about pitch efficiency with Dylan cease, but I do like him. I, think there's a lot of potential there. Just keep the control and check Dylan. Orientation Zach Davies is the last game looks like spn plus has luke weaver cores, you do not want to use luke records, but let me ask you you were a lukewarm and entering the season, and there are some things that Tristan is not a hundred percent right on. Speaking. You're right about a lot of things. Iro De, as I regret it. I wasn't going to labor. But Luke quavering ten inning so far as allowed fourteen runs, that's a problem. and. He's Got Oakland at home after that, not exactly the greatest ups either for the next one is got turned the season around quickly, and unfortunately, this is not the outing which to do it so. He's he's probably nearing the point where he's a cut candidate and Tintin leaks Weaver Tuckey Tucson. Usually. Make us we're about to eat like onion rings or something or. Rings. I'd probably stay with we right now. That's tough. That is a tough one. That's why I asked you. True. We're doing this on Sunday nights for Kyle, and he's got some twitter questions and he's going to read them in a minute when we get them up here on screen. Yeah it needs to be addressed because it hasn't been addressed up to this point questions about. I wanted to get through this entire show without talking about this. You don't run yourself over with a bus sky. If I'M GONNA put my own tires when he's throwing, you know eleven strikeouts in six innings or whatever was I'm sorry people. He was terrible. There's no excusing it. Still just one star I'm still on board anybody that wants to be on. The, bandwagon with me. We've got plenty more room now I, know care about jumped off. He's running the other way. You're not only not on the bandwagon. You're actively running away from setback cow, give me the number, Gimme for the rest of the year. The number of quality starts from Tyler. Chat would give me your over under. Give me the number of start Let's say make. Starts. Let's. Say Make Ten. Five and a half. Out of time, it's aggressive. So you the most? Most, drop pitcher in Espn Leagues is Mike. Well, let's get somebody who knows what he's doing, Kristen. Ranked Tyler Childhood, versus the most added pitchers because obviously one bad outing, you're gonNA drop a guy. Would Luke Weaver Stephen, Matt. So the healthy pitchers being dropped. SIROCCO. Otani. Torino's are the ones who are not healthy Mitch Keller, but Christian Javier got lit up today for Houston. He's the most added Pitcher Kyle freeland still has to face. Pitch. Cores out mills. I'm not buying. He's a coke. So high alert. Rotation. Sponsor Jose Cantata in the next ten days. Exactly. So to me, I wait another start on chat with his post face Cleveland. So like if you if you put shower with up against hobby or Freeland Mills Spencer Turbo Chris Bassett I, don't see much difference. Do You Not a major difference. Personal preference takes me in the direction of hobby air and. It. I'll take Spencer Turnbull over tyler. Childhood. But I'm a big turn fan I'm. Dead On. I mean, the point here is one bad adding should not make destroyed a guy when you loved before the outing you know I don't know what he's going to do in his next start. I I suspect Bumgarner is going to show up the most drop, listen I. I can't argue that point. But if you're GONNA, if you're gonNA, add `Antonio sends a tele to drop bumgarner. No, I'm not doing that now the rockies yeah, don't. Don't issue ragging to the ROCKIES pitchers for the rest of the don't to ring. If you WANNA, take a- Sean Framework Valdez rechristen heavier. Okay. If you WANNA pick up I actually liked this randy dot net guy doesn't throw hard. But neither is bumgarner mark is ours is underrated I I'm sorry I know it's not a lot of strikeouts but he never gets late. Pablo has seven percent more available, the Marco Gonzales all day all day. Lopez over Gonzales Yep. No. Tristen. What do you hate? You're. GonNa say the strikeouts but. I followed. A Lot. I'm a fan of Gonzales from just the pure baseball standpoint, and he's not consistent than his command waivers I have major issues with that. Okay. But he's got fifteen strikeouts. Seventeen innings in two walks and three addicts. So he's not getting lit ever and last year juicing orange. It's out. So did he use the orange? All two, thousand nineteen? Ninety nine year Ray. And he threw two hundred. So we want sixteen games for a team just saying here like there's always so long we can. You know say guys, thanks. And he doesn't. So. This is the problem you throw the three, ninety, nine, Euro. One of the classic ones. Day Bush. Won thirty-one whip is known was is fifth was four point. One four didn't get late last year, four, point four is an elite though it's it's good. I'm not as you leave because of that. Right I'm not trying to say there's no value there. I'm trying to say I I'm just not on board. I. Think he's He's like the last guy on your team mixed league. Him Ever and would you love Pablo Lopez who? Is made one start. Ball. That's a schedule, the MARLINS for. All. But. He made one start against Baltimore, and now we're and his year last year was five nine. And he deserved. I. Don't I. Don't get it. I'm not entirely sure. He deserved it. He was really good through the end of June, then he got hurt and he was. Really not not at all good at the end of the year. Has. Offer today. Some actual questions here Mitch Garber has one more hit over the last two weeks as we do as a collective podcast Emma Watson off, she has to hold onto them. No I don't think you have to do. Let me look at the catchers. Most of dropped him. I'm sure he's on it by now. But but you know you're dropping Mitch Garber or you're gonNA drop Gary Sanchez. 'cause he's doing worse. He's technically not. He's got two more hits than Mitch Garber. I mean. The most added catchers, Max. staticy. Mitch Garber. Max. STASIO second is Travis d'arno encounter for LIFA. I don't think I. You would I don't think I would drop goal for any of those already said, I. Love I guess, kind of leave is different. Stone basis, you can end up stealing twelve bases this year. But are we really giving up on Mitch Garver that quickly? I don't think you can just based on the names you throughout their nobody Stasi's playing half time and he's hitting. All right. But he's done this before in very, very small samples. It's GonNa. Pay. Garber is walking a little. I can't drop Mitch Garber for of these guys yet. I can't do it. If you're if you're go I, mean if you're going for the streaming catcher strategy, I get it but. Garbage got to. Be Part. Of. that. Well I mean I have looked Minnesota scheduled, but I do. I mean, that's that's not not a good schedule for him this week. Our clower that's at one lefty on their schedule. So. So I. I have to assume that he's going to bounce back a little bit here. But Art. What's I am a, you can drop them if you want. But I think I, mean for Connor for life. I'm on the fence there, but I'm not dropping him for Pedro Severino or Chad were trump or maxine I'm not. That's fair. Let's go a little higher bills wondering about Trade Turner. He wonders if the struggles for Turner are enough for you to prefer Monte the rest of the season. I mean part of Washington's problem. Obviously. Is the schedule but trae Turner's not off to a great start. He hasn't. He's over three on steals I. This is where you look up is he slower is something wrong? because that seems what? I'd WANNA. Know the catchers. Marino got on the day. Maybe it wasn't. d'arno is already made like a bunch error and I don't know I. It. Does seem that he's over three on steals by. The problem with modesty is batting average. That could be a problem. Now, he also ron already got three or four stolen bases. Walk, in eighteen strikeouts, realme out of our democracy twenty wouldn't shock me. Yeah. So to your question about is slower using, the usually goes to stack has sprint speed for this. It is lower than it than it was last year, he's averaging twenty nine point, six feet per second. Last year was thirty point four. Generally, the elite speedsters are over thirty. That's where the Byron Buxton numbers typically are. Twenty nine six is still excellent. I'm going to give him a break. Okay. Would you I, assume you what? From the from your answer I mean, obviously, I'm not giving up on twitter. I JUST WANNA be is one of caution people on modesty that. Right. Now, he's batting to sixty, two to seventy, four on base and. What does is bad is three, seventy two. So when his bad normalizes to a degree. To Twenty hitter. and. No Power I. Don't know how we hit all his home runs a half two, thousand eighteen, but there's no power anymore so. With these contact rates now modest. You should have a higher Babbitt than most and his career is probably like three, twenty, three, thirty. But is danger there and trae Colorado. There's any danger in two. Some might be I might change my mind, but I'm not changes now. Something would have had to change and Trade Turner's game for that. To. Say Honesty's career Babbitt by the way three, thirty five. No surprise I'd agree with you, which is high. High Baseline Right. I. Mean. Remember the players bring quickness to the table or obviously you can have better babs than other than a traditional player. And with Ben Wants to know receipt clinic the season. No. I, I don't think Seattle. I mean, if they're contending a month maybe but why? Are you see happening. I think you're. I mean, if you look if you have a chance to make the playoffs and you're Seattle made the playoffs since like Ronald Reagan was president. I'm not that bad but it's pretty bad we'll get shown fueled a line with last data plows. It's. Like twenty years, right. I hope he's not listening right now. It was two thousand. Gosh Ot. I remember one. To. It was early twenty first century. Two, thousand. One. Sorry Mariners one hundred dollars. Jeez. I the point is I don't see Seattle contending in a month. I'd. Like, I also said Wonder Franck, I'll be up costanza bail need him. So I, guess it depends I don't WanNa. Tell you to drop clinic, and then he comes up in a week I. Just don't see that happening but. You know teams lie. The Mariners. Playoff odds, where are we? They gotta be. there. There are relevant to their lowest in the American League at eight point, seven percent as a matter of fact, that's the second lowest in all of baseball for people say, the the the one week period already passed. Well, there's still other considerations when it comes to finances, you know it's not just that they clinics probably not even on their forty man roster. That's probably part of the reason why they don't want to promote promoted to the majors. Right is he can't be on the forty man. Why would he? Lied about A. Yeah. I'm wondering whether he reached the threshold age and experience wise that would have had to have been added a good you that answer. Maybe after the season hoped, he asked he's not on it. You are correct. That is that will be a consideration. I don't know little mechanics of of what's going on for Major League teams with the expanded twenty eight man rosters and finding a forty man space in this current situation. You're right. That could be part of it. I mean outgo believe is on Philadelphia's as so if they wanted to. Bring him up. Basically Jean skirts twist. An ankle is up playing bass. He's on the forty minutes. Think he's Freeman. Forty man, well, then I take back what I said. That's a that's a factor. That is a factor yet, don't do that. Actually I knew that because Spencer Howard wasn't either and they had the data DFA somebody run and you'll dealers Santos. I knew it was both or neither. So to try to roughly explain to listeners since they have probably don't know what this is. The forty man roster is the extended roster. The teams can draw from for their active eight-man. It includes things like prospects, other major leaguers who might be on Rehab assignments or the injured list. Anybody on the sixty day, which is the forty five day. I L doesn't count towards the forty man roster and to add a prospect to it, you have to remove somebody else from it and in a year like this, with the sixty man player pool with once you remove a player from that sixty man pool, you lose them for the year. It's tough to maneuver that roster and another reason why teams don't want to do this is, and I'm not saying this is going to happen. But if three teams get this virus next week. They're gonNA, shut this down. So they're not going to want to promote it to promote a kid like Philadelphia promoted Spencer Howard already. They start. Clock. So if the season ends next week, that's a factor for these teams, they don't WanNa. Do that. So Shane, beaver to stay up another home run just now. So you can tell exactly what type James. McCann hit the homerun. Wrong righty out a righty hits Oh, Jeez? Yeah. That's not good for Bieber. Shane beaver gives up the long ball people gap along balls. Last year, you know like active Bumgarner. He gave up thirty home runs. Last year, he had extreme home road splits velocity was still like ninety two. WHO said Bumgarner Now? You told me to avoid both because of the home road splits. and. I don't have. I don't think I have one of the teams, but I was like, okay. Yes, obviously, much better numbers in home games. Less Alzheimer's career. than. Road Games. But still this crazy. What's happening now? Me Ever Ninety, one, point four said ninety two, I'm not that far off. All right. What, what else got called? We got Chiluba Batman while of that name. First base name game starting with Hayes us. You are against Daniel Murphy. Boy Murphy Horse I. I. Don't know why I wanNA. Roster Haisu, Saigal? Are He had a couple of home runs against Bad Philadelphia, pitching the first weekend, and now we WANNA rostrum I can't do it. Murphy is the second most added First Baseman and ESPN Standard Leagues After Renato Nunez Baltimore. Murphy's got all home games this week. Right. Yes, yeah. They have a great schedule Rockies playing. visit the H. now. So any concerns we had before the season are gone because of the D. H., he's playing every day, they don't have to put in the field. I don't know what they were there. Other guy looks like Garrett Hamson leads off against lefties and sits against righties back can't plays every day. Now, there's some weird stuff going on Colorado but Daniel Murphy versus zone. I was the first one. Wasn't it? Murphy versus Aguilar Murphy versus boy? voight. Yeah. I'd agree with that. So we've hit a line here, but boy to me is A. First. I basically keep going void that void or hosmer. Ally is void. I don't want air 'cause Mer, but do we like Granato Nunez here. I was really surprised to find. We're not Nunez available in a couple of my legs this past week. He he earned the spot as a late round pick in a ten team league this year in the preseason. How did they end up on free agent lists? Actually? No. I. Know How it's probably the postponed games. Of the weekend of games and that's probably what happened. But we're not on Nunez hit thirty home runs last year. Now, thirty home runs. Last year's like in a normal year, but still All. Right. So Daniel. So. Daniel. Murphy were not Nunez. Are we taking Nunez Year? Yes All. Right. Luke void versus for New Year's we're taking boy. Yes. But that's competitive. Dominic Smith getting this. No I think Smith belongs in the Murphy. And Potentially He's I think he's ahead of Aguilar but not ahead. Well, Daniel, Murphy is roster to sixty three percents. Leagues. Dominic Smith is six percent. So they're not being treated the same. If you're saying, you think Dominic Smith is just as good as Daniel Murphy. Then there is a hidden gem sitting out there in ninety three, seven percent of ESPN. Standard leaks, Dominic Smith who I wrote about last Monday and I like him a lot and he's playing every day. Or. They're listening to my player Rockies this week from the forecaster. I choose to look at it that way. Well. Murphy. Did homer twice in the past couple days. Yeah. I mean. It's there's probably a tier here between Murphy's Smith. Aguilar. But you get the idea at once you get down to the Murphy and Smith. level. You're nearing the roster turn. Going to start to drop Paul Goldschmidt, they already are, are you okay with that? No. philosophically speaking. Look what? Okay. With the Games that have been postponed, look what Major League baseball just did this past week, they crammed in a ton of doubleheaders. They rescheduled every one of those games. What if they attempt do that with the cardinals? I JUST WANNA. Say something here. doubleheaders are not eighteen innings though they're fourteen innings. So it's not as much of a difference as you originally made it seem like. It's still more than other teams getting. Oh absolutely. But. I have a team Tristan that's last place, and the reason why I have three cardinals. I have three marlins. I have three nationals. I don't think I'm going to be able to get out of this I. I'm GonNa Finish like in last place. 'cause I'm not going to be able to make this up because when when guys like Goldschmidt and Vr or playing these. Will. The other teams in my league are still playing every day? You know I'm Gonna I'm GonNa Finish last in the league because I made the bad decision back in February two graph, three Marlins, three cardinals, and. Phillies hitters or whatever was a bad decision. Well of course, it's not, it's unlucky. I mean, like this is this is. A League every year and I'm not gonNA continue share because I chose players on those teams and don't watch me a little bit I. Agree with you. It's an unfortunate part of fantasy and I genuinely don't like it. It's actually bothering me a lot about a couple of my leagues that we're having absences, and that's why we did the thing about the injury thing in my keeper League because I just didn't feel like it was right but. They're. Not GonNa. Make up for the Games you've missed, but you are going to have the occasional time where you have one of your players playing eight games in a week where the other guys team is playing five times, and that is a definite advantage going to be small advantages each week. But they're going to be advantages nevertheless, I'm not sure anymore that Paul. Goldschmidt has more home runs than RBI's than run out of Nunez this year. Because I. Don't know when the cardinals are playing again and we're not new news is not going to stop hitting. That's my point. I'm not saying dropping goals refer Nunez, but if you WANNA do that, go ahead. The cardinals could skip another week. Playing for not playing a game for three weeks. Els Me Challenge you on that one, and there's a part of me that says, now, you know I can't like anything this year. All right. We can argue but not that. we need to answer your trivia question. Here's the car. was there something you want to say another Hashmat or? No? You're good. Let's get to undergo. I don't really know where we're going with this trivia. Question I. Think I need like a starter one. Maybe we get gone. You don't know where we're going with the question. The question is I would like it named the three players who have hit forty plus home runs in their age twenty, one season or younger. They did at twenty one or younger with June thirty if. The date to determine age twenty, one season. Well, it's not trial. Is it? It is not trout. The I don't think he's ever at forty or less We said forty. Alex Rodriguez. Alex. Rodriguez. At thirty six as a twenty year. Old Nineteen ninety-six. Trout Net Ernie Matthews. Eddie Mathews had the most, yes. He had forty seven home runs in nineteen, fifty, three, a twenty, one year old. Well, done. You got. For Trout in twenty, whatever was I'd just automatically backtrack fifty five years. Man Moses Baseball history because. It theater an active players, right? oiseaux. Active. One active and it's it's not. Baseball story will absolutely no the other one. It should be obvious if you know this theme question and the other is an active player. So. I mean, the most home runs like in a career in the first five years is Ralph kiner right. I I. I don't think I don't think ought to. Write. This I'll tell you this this player by the age by age twenty, five season hit. Who would? Love on my screen jumps. There we go. I. Don't think it was. I think it's not ten leaps. Is Not Ted. Williams. This player debuted is a seventeen year old. Mela Mellat well-done. Mellat. Hit Four T news. Yeah I. Knew that part. Now. Can you name the active player? Who did it? The active player hand. If you like it, I would have just pools, but he got to forty veterinary. Would you like your hand? Sure. Sure. We have named him on this show. It's not. A question like that. John Carlos Stanton hit thirty homers like his rookie year but not forty Jonah Giancarlo Stanton. Hit thirty four home runs as a twenty one year old in twenty eleven. It is another player we named on the show today. At a recent day. Decent? Day, today. It's not nick's Zolak. Kyle, you should be jumping on this one. Really. Yeah. This is a pretty good player. In a good day today, and we already talked about us a pretty darn good player. I. Don't think he has a combo meal yet this year. Where in the world? Did we talk about him in this certain I'm GONNA look through the run down and see if I could. Fact tracking. A COO COO. Junior. Hit Forty. One home runs the twenty one year old. Twenty nineteen. Wait Art. You have homered like five times. Phillies today. Nice. Erica my mind was. Last year. Lonzo and twenty one. But yeah, Kuni. Hit Forty home run you went forty forty so. Well he almost forty, forty, eight, forty, thirty, eight or some, twenty, thirty, seven. Yeah, and he let the National League in steals. He's pretty good and look. We've been saying wait on Yelich weighed on a Kunia look what happened. So maybe wait on labor, but I don't know about Plumb Gardner. That's that's velocity. That's better problem. That's a big problem. Anyway this has been an hour show. Thank you so much for listening to fantasy focus baseball, the Sunday night version, but it gets posted. Monday morning, we're gonNA keep doing this until until we told the snap, I guess breaking all the rules here on the fantasy focus baseball for Kyle soppe interested in h cock raft and Fernanda teased impede Alonzo, and yes. Tyler Chadwick to I. 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The Morning Start Up  Episode 7 Meditation and Nutrition

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30:41 min | 9 months ago

The Morning Start Up Episode 7 Meditation and Nutrition

"You're listening to the PODCAST DETROIT visit. Www dot I'd passed a troy dot com before information. Welcome to the morning startup. Where we believe you can develop neuropathy ways will awaken you to a full heart and clear. Mind live with joy health and success. I'm your host Michael. Oliver joined by my co host. Deborah diack and Maria go show. Good Morning Good Morning. Good Morning. Good Morning I am super excited today so we have a special guest in the studio today that we're going to be talking about some very interesting things and I'm going to have. Deborah introduced her but before we get to that and build a little bit of anticipation here so but I wanted to kind of wrap this. Put some context around our interview today. as we mentioned in previous episodes migration touchstones which We've talked about previously and just to kind of bring us around. What those are has to the touchstones of meditation. Mindfulness breath sound and intuition and We've talked in the past voting incorporating these practices as a group Into each of your practices because they can create very powerful intended outcomes and in order to do that we think about being more comprehensive in our in each of our approach is in part of that is to understand how to take care of the physical body and the brain in order to gain the greatest benefit of these practices so in other words the body mind must be an optimal health in order to gain the greatest benefit from these practices therefore it's of critical importance to understand the role of nutrition and in support of our physical and mental emotional health. So it's important to know in all of you may know this or you may not but all nutrition is not equal so to help understand what makes up the types of foods that will best compliment touchstones especially meditation. We are honored to have with us today to me. It Dominic Smith. Thank you so happy to be here. There are so much valuable information that to me is going to share with us today and In not only how? We can better mental emotional health but also our physical health so before we move forward into her interview. I'M GONNA throw it over to Deborah and you can share a little bit more about to me as background. Thank you I was so such a joy It was a gift meeting to me And I knew the minute we started talking about mine tation and some of the valuable reasons why we exist. She jumped right in and started talking about food. And I said Oh my goodness would you mind sharing this? I mean I know. Food is important. Obviously but I didn't know that there are foods that support meditation in. There are certain foods that support other aspects of our life and and so when she started talking. I just knew that we'd love to have her on as a guest. The interesting thing I met her through family and now she really is family with with with all of us. She's born and raised in Hungary in two thousand and one she graduated as a Russian Major. I don't know how many languages she speaks but I know she's sick does so many things that are amazing. We could probably have fifty shows. But this one's focused on nutrition in two thousand and two. She became certified a certified Alexander Teacher. It's an Alexander Technique Body awareness designed to promote. Well being which is something that I would love to learn from her at one some point and I don't know it it's very similar to Other arts trying to think. What is the energy art that I'm I'm working with with with rob? Good Morning Rob. If all regularly Rakia Yeah. A and probably different but similar with the energy She also moved to Brazil in two thousand six and she became a body talk practitioner. And that's a holistic approach to healing based on proven principles of Energy Medicine It's an integrative approach to healthcare by supporting body's own natural healing mechanisms In two thousand eight she learned mindscape which is set of abilities for life enhancing a particular state of mind. It increases creativity and balanced thinking in two thousand eighteen. She finished functions way course art of using energy to focus on a harmonized people with their environments and recently you are working with. Falun Gong but in what's the the official name dull it's tougher Dafa So all about energy and health and and the flow. She also practice Can Amaechi for ten years. Can Amaechi is a martial. Art Tradition of Bhutto developed from Japanese art of Aikido and by Mush Amaechi normal. And I think that's another connection that she has with us our background in martial arts which I think is wonderful in a game attaching everything to energy and flow and she's lived in Hungary Russia Brazil Colombia India Thailand. She learned a lot of her nutrition. Not A lot. But a great amount. When you lived in Indiana in Brazil and in Brazil and you actually lived in an Ashram while where you learned many health things. I know the lifetime at that point. She began in two thousand four to focus on nutrition realizing just how powerful it is. She's published e books on food and nutrition. She gives gluten free dairy free cooking courses which we hope to incorporate at some point and also develop programs for changing diet for changing lives. So I guess I'm going to jump in to me so that people can listen to what you have to share. When and how did you get involved with spiritual attrition? At what point of first of all? I'd like to thank you for inviting me for this show when participating and I'm grateful for this opportunity Your question is how I got. Involved with nutrition spirituality It's interesting because it was always together in my life. These two aspects of my life and could never separate them but my very first time when I started talking about thinking about food as something really important is it was when I got pregnant with my son and I thought well this is now Very unique moment of my life and I- responsible not only for myself but for forming another life and then I started Doing my research and seeing what was available at that time I was in Brazil. Brazil is a fantastic country because or year round. You have fresh fruits and vegetables and everything is colorful and fresh and wonderful so I was really blessed. In in that sense I could feed my science and my baby with the best food And then you know when he was born that was another step in all like introducing a fresh fruit and yet to keep him healthiest. Okay and I think I'm in a backup because I know that all of us did want to say something regarding the corona virus and how healthy eating has an impact on keeping US healthy but The best thing that we can do in an. I think that you'd like to maybe share. A few words to how nutrition connects with this is is helping us to remain. Calm centered and calm through. Meditation and other spiritual practices will get through this. We'll get this through together and I know on our way out here. We had an interesting conversation about this like in the end. I'm hoping we can make lemonade. Out of a lemon situation that it is going to be a reset for us for our families to be together to actually sit down and have meals together again. So as far as nutrition goes it's external and internal the foods you're taking in but also with the people with whom we are now quarantined In same room that we actually will get to know our families against so hopefully. Yes we have more time to spend together which means you can cook. Actually Remiss together you know. In every age group can participate in a little kids in different ways than bigger kids. I mean it is if you look at it. It's a great opportunity to reset our lives not only nutrition but are how we live our families and friends. And how do we live our lives? You know I think you make a good point to me because with the pace of life is especially in Families with both parents working. And everybody's running and all sorts of different directions and they might pick up a carry out and bring it home and then you know. Someone's eating into computer. Someone's already eaten or whatever you said something that sparked authonomy about cooking and about you know engaging together. Moore's is a families so due to this situation families are having to spend time together. What better way to shut off the TV or turn the video game off who may be cooking the kitchen together right because you're not going to go anywhere so use the time you can in a different way that could be more You know compatible and reigniting times together that otherwise would have been lost so I thought that and I also sign grocery stores that people not only buy canned food and food but they also bought food. You can cook like your family and and I thought it was a great opportunity. I don't know if people did it consciously or it just happened but why you would cook it together. Right is is a good opportunity to create community within your own family. What are some of the things that I know that? On one of your notes you had that it supports the immune system which right now is exactly what our country with the world is talking about is that we need to be careful for people who have weakened immune systems so. What are some of the things that we can do first before we get into the meditation and they probably are in? They worked together. So it's very interesting times living right now. But this panic you know but viruses viruses always been around and they will be here forever. We cannot find him what we can do things that you know that. Protect ourselves and protect our physical buddy so there are things that we can do besides washing our hands at running water which is important running water and soap and There are other things that we can do that choosing food veasley. You know that can support our immune system and These are foods like fresh fruit and vegetables fermented food. Fresh water. Water is important. You know source of life. So we need that Sprouts the other group of foods. They're full of nutrients living food there. You eat life you know. They're not dead food so that's another thing that it's important that that's interesting to take in life exactly think and and when you use a fresh fruits and vegetables they're living ingredients and when you prepare food with that you use living ingredients to put life inside of you but when you use dead food or dead ingredients that you cannot create life from that so there's another interesting that when you next time go to grocery store and start picking items then think about what you put in your car is life or dead or death you know that. They're reminds me of one of our touchstones of mindfulness right. So that's really where you're talking about is being very mindful of when you go to the store and being mindful of what you know because we can even develop those habits of people have certain pathways that they develop at a grocery store. They walk into the grocery store. They pick up their card and they shoot down a certain I'll I've seen it and people are just. They don't even look at a package. They just like automatically know where they're going to grab something off the shelf and throw it in their cart and it just all this on autopilot and an opportunity now to be more mindful. Let's think more this through a little bit about maybe switching something up or being more it. Just tied into one of our touchstones of bring my inform. I thought it'd be a good. That was a game that I played in my son in that can Brazilian. That went to the Grocery store they have big section of fresh fruits and vegetables and there are things that I've never seen before side told him. Pick one thing one of the items. Let's take it home and let's find out in Google and internet how we can eat that. What's good for high? We can prepare them so next time you go to a grocery store and you see something colorful and bright in front of you but you don't know what to do with it does grab it because if you like it it means it talks to you wants you to pick it and take it home and got on the Internet find recipes and there are hundreds of millions of recipes that you can find and you know. Put a new flavor on your table. Well one of the things that you introduced me to and us to Kombucha been familiar with Kombucha but not really the probiotics and how good it makes you feel so. I'm just saying we're having Kombucha for those of you. May I put them in fancy glasses because dream deserves a fancy glass because it's full of life and flavor and you know it just makes you feel really happy and what are some of the Along with fresh fruits and vegetables. What are some of the antiviral herbs that you would recommend to our listeners? I'm right now. I'm drinking a t. I don't know if you can take ECHINACEA. Which is herb tastes? Really good you can buy it in grocery stores anywhere. It's it makes your immune system really strong. How do you how do you say ECHINACEA can use spell it you commissioner? I think he gets here. You See H. I. N. A. C. C. E. It's just good so people is sometimes it's hard to pick it up on a on a podcast but you know so. That's helpful. Thank you and Call Angela this. The only one area and I put garlic on my list to garlic is interesting because it's one of the number one foods that you have to avoid when you want to improve your meditation but in times like this If you eat garlic mindfully and you eat it with a purpose that it action makes you resistant and it helps you to fight viruses then then it won't interfere in meditation. Because mindfulness with your intention you can actually change the effect of this food on your body. Of course. You're not gonNA eat a handful of garlic but one glove of garlic will be essential in these times and reminds me of something that you shared with me about Deepak Chopra who said that It the food finds its way as information Yes that means when I love when I heard it just clicked because it was fantastic when he says he says food is not only some of fibers and nutrients and minerals. It's in formation to in the in the food that you eat you receive the whole history of their food. If it was a fruit for example you Received Information of the seed that was planted and it was You know nurtured. And then he grew in was harvested and then it was processed and take into your store. There's a whole history in it and that information goes into your body and if and this tot also leads us to the difference between Organic Food and Conventional food because when you eat organic food the history of it is totally different from food that was conventionally made not only on the level of Having pesticides in harsh harmful chemicals in but the whole process because when you produce something on an organic way it means from the moment that you pick a seed and and putting in a soil. Everything is organic you know. The soil is organic the connection with nature. The nature's rhythm is organic using rainwater is organic respecting them. The phases of moon and And seasons is organic so you receive all that respect old is harmony with nature in that organic food. Would you mind sharing a little bit? And it just reminded me when you're talking about the lunar cycle about your grandmother shoot. She didn't have the formal education nutrition. It was an initiative but she had them of of the people. You know like From that would be passed on from generation to generation and She asked me because I have two sisters. I was the one who was open to. She asked me to go with her in early spring to the woods and collect herbs and people thought that she was a witch and I was like generation reach maybe drew so and then she always told me on specific days we had to go and specific are and I didn't listen. I thought she just couldn't sleep because we had to wake up like four o'clock in the morning or three o'clock and go to the woods and it turns out that herb is dumb would guide us to to collect specific herbs specify specific time of the year specific phase of the moon a specific time of the day. There are all kinds of important things that you need to know when you pick an herb It's more potent if you collect the right time in the right way so I've been doing it for years and years with her which I thought it was. Oh my God I have to get up early but nowadays. I'm so grateful for that. Because she introduced me the idea of respecting nature and and then when you respect nature nature respect you too so and if he could do it not just on a personal level but on a bigger level like a global level than because nature. What you had said is the true healer. Exactly it that we are humbled by things that happened like virus or world events That we realize that nature is really exactly because nature is life and then when we going through hard times we want life support us so everything that comes from nature like this moment food or essential oils or crystals. They have energies and powers to to strengthen us in to protect ourselves from viruses. For instance in can we go back to that information that we were talking about received through food that if someone is maybe in a bad mood or cooking food void of F- intention or love? How does that affect the food that we take him? There is to know when you go lots of times out of a seat out there. People actually say it's more not not what's on your plate is the most important thing but what you're my state of mind and your emotion state is when you eat that food on your plate. It's it's interesting because we are the power to transform and transmute food that goes into our buddy According to energies you know the subtle energies that which is in your mind in your in your heart and so if you eat mindfully the most simple food or I would go that far if the food actually had some chemicals in it and so it's not a purist food but your state of mind is pure and you're mindful you can actually eat that food and not being affected by those harmful chemicals but also the opposite is true that you put the best food on the plate but you angry or you're upset or you stressed out and eat that food. Yvonne do any good to you because you just don't have the right internal environment to receive all those good things in it so I bought the person preparing the food as the other thing. I believe I don't believe because it's is that energy is everything and everything is energy and our interaction with food is a form of energy. Any goes into the food so a person which in ancient codgers preparing food for a community was always a sacred act and people for that were carefully chosen and trained because they they knew the power of the person who deals with food that energy of that person what she fears or he feels or what's in her heart goes into the food which can affect the whole community nowadays. Kinda lost this connection this subtle connection with food so there can be people who I stressed out. Tired angry upset preparing food. And that goes on your plate. And you eat that an issue too so when you do what the rexine for that. If you eat mindfully said just a couple of minutes if you eat mindfully and we read Gratitude then you can actually transmit that energy but if you eat just like Because you hungry Utah. Sit inside of you and you don't even taste and then all energy goes in it and I believe that that you touched on such a key point in at least in our country that there is so much depression and obesity and I think it could be because we are eating mindlessly and we are eating food that has created mindlessly that it is mass produced that we don't even connect meet to animals anymore. It's a package. We don't connect the vegetables to the fruit to the planet anymore. Because everything is hurry up. Eat it now fast. Processed that that love for that intention is taken out of it and do you believe that that that is I told her I believe our disconnection with nature is the the I believe the primary problem. Because when you don't know where the The vegetables are coming from or what you just said. The meat comes from you. Don't appreciate the effort of those people who produced it food or you don't appreciate the life of anymore who gave up his own life to feed you lose this connection and we just start eating Basically for our pace butts he don't eat mindfully anymore. You don't need for keeping healthy. You don't eat for keeping a strong or peaceful or you know we don't feed the love that is inside us. Feed anger defeats dress. So and when you when you have nothing to control you because you have no respect for nature nor respect for any more than you just eat constantly and your tastebuds are constantly hungry. They always need. Tim Lie because this is how they feel alive. You know because they only receive chemicals and dead food so in order to keep them alive. You need to put food inside of you. This is one of the reasons that we have with that. Of course there are many reasons to it but I think in a moment when we make the first step to get closer to nature and see really senatur start respecting nature. Then it comes back to us. We start respecting our subs. Lots of times I asked my client. When was the moment when you stop loving yourself because that was the moment when you started developing health problems you know and then and then it's really the key is love and comes from the respect to nature and then people do many patient? Mind foreigners if they are already at the path of restoring that love for themselves and for others you know in the food can be involved in this process because all your says or your physical body. Excuse me physical but is is bid up from those Nutrients that you received through food so long and I just think that is an important part to hit upon in and I wish in some way that I hope people here that and we can. We can change that because I do believe that we need to get that intention even even to give. Thanks when you're eating something that maybe wasn't prepared with love and attention that you can put good intention into what you're eating and be thankful and we keep talking about reset buttons. But I think that's what mine tation is about. Is the the big overall reset button for our lives when we become mindful and grateful and have gratitude for where our food comes from? I think that again a healing process that that I can speak personally just from the things that you've shared with me when I feel well when I'm feeling full of energy I find that eat less. I don't eat mindlessly. More mindful Because food is only one of the few energy sources that we need you know a few contain. It's an energy source if you're in nature that's another source if you have balanced in loving relationships with people that's a source of energy sleeping good is another one nowadays when we are stressed out and our relationships are messed up and our only source basically. You don't sleep. Good is food so we will try to eat as much as possible. It's not because we just lost control is because you're relying on one energy source only but we have many you know so nature is one of the biggest and any to notice that you spend lots of time in nature besides Feeling good you actually fear that. You're not that hungry anymore. Because you feed yourself you get nutrients from a different source. What's hunger hunger is your body needs nutrients right so if you if you get it from different sources than your unit. You don't need to rely on food only food anymore so and if you look at kids did you notice that kids eat very little because they have small stomach has not into the size is because kids are steered receiving nutrients in from different sources. They play a lot their their love their parents. You know they're they have lots of internal Stories inside of them that feeds them. You know they're connected to nature they connected through a little Baga bird or anything run them so don't need only food to nurture them because they get they receive all those nutrients from other sources. So I'm just going to say I'm thrilled that we have two parts part one because this this is a great conversation. Yeah so I so thank you for that. Thank you for starting the conversation because I think it's I I feel like so for audience. I we are doing this in two parts so this particular episode that you're listening to right now will be released within the next forty eight hours Were were doing another episode. That will be released next week. that's going to continue this conversation with to me a in the team and I think it's really important and exciting because I think right now. We're just were really really just scratching the surface of this conversation. We are going to take a much deeper dive. Is We get more into talking to me. Opened up this conversation which I wanNA talk a little bit more about on our next episode in that is about the children in wise it that children are so pure and connected and how to how. How is it that we start there? And then we become so disconnected as we get older and then now we're trying to get reconnected. Press the reset. Her step was saying so a lot more. Good things to come. I'm going to really encourage you to tune in A week from tomorrow. I think it's going to be around. The twenty third is when the second episode will be released. But you got some really exciting information here to me is going to have a lot more to say So we'll be looking forward to To senior thanks so much.

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The Morning Start Up  Episode 8 The Conversation Continues

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30:33 min | 8 months ago

The Morning Start Up Episode 8 The Conversation Continues

"You're listening to the PODCAST DETROIT visit. Www DOT PODCAST DETROIT DOT com for information. Welcome to the morning startup where we believe. You can develop neuropathy that will awaken you to a full heart and clear. Mind live with joy health and success. I'm your host Michael. Oliver and I'm joined by my co host Deborah diack and Maria Kosher. Hello we are back. I warn good morning. Oh so we have been just to kind of give us a little bit of a context if you're joining us for the first time We invite you to go back and listen to the Podcast from last week. Part one because it had some really wonderful information that our guest to me Dominic Smith shared with us and we have her back today so we are really simpler. Super excited to have you We talked quite a bit about last week kind of building the foundation groundwork of how nutrition there are many many different types of nutrition and nutrition can be really unhealthy. All the way building up to what is really healthy nutrition and I think to me did a great job into introducing this idea of live nutrition. And what that really means and how that nourishes us in how we can get nourishment from a lot of different places and activities and things not just food but getting nurtured in in a lot of different ways to get to get our nutrients in so we talked about that. We had a good conversation about that We talked about the benefits of organic foods. The value of those natural foods to me a shared a lot of helpful information about her experiences. In what that's That's man even talking about her grandmother and how they would collect herbs and the different herbs effects that they would have on on the body. So we're going to continue this conversation where we left off last week. We were talking about this connected connectedness to nature a to me. It was talking about if you look at our children. How children are so connected on so many different levels connected on a psychological level. They're connected on an emotional level and I'm talking about to nature. They're connected to each other to other people to the planet. The plants to the animals. This deep connection is deep curiosity and I was thinking about while we were wrapping the last week. Show up with that thought I was thinking about. How is it that children with all of that mentioned as we grow older we become disconnected from that and Maria had made a comment Just to the side About how engaged. She was in what to me. It was sharing last week. And then she kind of made the comment about how it reminded her about some things that she could do to be more healthy and I started thinking about that now. I just wanted to kick this off because I'm wondering if if other people listening we're kind of having that same experience So what I think is really good about this as it gets us thinking about what we could do differently. And what were some of the things you thought about when to me was talking about the whole connectedness nutrition thing or whatever. I'm not a great example of what not to do so. I'm a workaholic. I can't see that eat very well. I usually consume a lot of caffeine to get through my days. So and there's other people. I'm sure out there that relate to that not just be me. Now there's a whole yeah The thing that stood out the most from what to me was saying last time was she said she has a question of. When was the last? Stop taking care of yourself and that was like Oh man. I don't know that was a long time ago. Just thinking about myself And you know because it's like not just the food but like the rest that you get the the other sources of energy who do you surround yourself by and that was that was really really really? Keep that phrase that was like impact. Yeah that was really really key. That sounds I. I'm really glad that you said that to me because I think that is captures a lot. Is that such a great question and I think in it and I think for our listening audience and certainly for us to be thinking about now. Let's pause on that just self reflect. When is the last time you really stopped taking care of ourselves? I thought that was so insightful. You for you to to share that and you know it's interesting because In my life at least two children are the biggest teachers of life and they're the biggest inspiration for my work too and actually I'm writing In my book that I wrote for parents who take care of small children One of the day. It's a book about Thirty days it's program manual. What two kids? Actually in this moment it would be really interesting because lots of families are to get to do. The focus is a book is is nutrition and Food and do a whole family can be mobbed in the food but in one of the days to thirty days I say I I really admire kids when they see the miracle of life happening around them. Which is everything in anything? They're just like their joy on their face. And when you sprout a seed or bean or Olympia. And they see the transformation of that little seed into a plant that starts having leaves and it becomes a plan gives them so much joy because they're one they united with the process of creating life and then I writing. I'm saying in that book that you can bring that back to your life through your kid. You know when you sprout with your child and you look at your child's face then you all of a sudden remember being a child and then and then when you sprout Then you can see the miracle of growing a plan and everything but then you can eat that and an all the processes of making us proud in feeling grateful and happy When you look at life happening in front of you that you eat and imagine what goes into your system. The order happiness all joy. All that life goes inside of you and then he creates says health. Your says being and everything and you can do with kids at any age and explain the one thing that you that we're going to be doing For Easter for our children to the regular shareholders holder. That you play a little pockets. Yeah actually you can transform that intolerable vegetable garden Herb Garden at home. You're just had to hang in By a window in a place that has natural light you poke a little a few holes in every little pocket you put stones in it organic soy and inorganic seeds and then you water it accordingly to the needs of each seed and you can have your kitchen wall intercity. Yeah exactly and this is Just going to Maria said this is interesting that you are aware of how you live your life and this is the first moment of. Oh my God we are really just drink coffee at time and I'm going to call on. This is the first step to change anything if you want to be exactly Because now you have a choice. Do I wanNA keep going that way or want to change direction or I wanna do something us. And I've seen it hundreds of times that when Ted people start sprouting is you're right. You know like what was what you know they. They don't get it but in a moment when you separate fifty minutes of your Sunday afternoon to put own this the Szurek or or that little cop and then you start doing an it. You don't have to do much but life is going to happen right in front of you as going to change you know and then you know it's going to change the way you treat yourself a change. You make food choices you know in the whole it's a whole new way of living your life. No one thinks I think that it you said that I think is powerful is and I think. That's what the touchstones are. All about. There are different ways of nuclear different types of nutrition. Breathing is a way we receive energy. Meditating what are some of the foods that you would recommend that we could eat so that we could experience this other type of energy that we could learn to go deep and energize that way as well where some refused the idea behind. This is is that you cannot separate your mind from. Your physical body weird. It's one thing and so whatever you do whatever you eat. It affects your state of mind and in ancient India in the science of life but the which they call Iran. They're recognized this that there are many foods that can actually help you meditate or they can make it A really hard task and so they put together a few groups of foods that you should avoid and group of food that you should Start eating include more in your regular diet so foods that you should avoid IDA foods that make your mind doll and really heavy on your digestion. It includes meat for example includes alcohol and sugar. We don't know that sugar has all this power but when you start doing Sugar Free Diet. You actually see that you regain the control over your mind when you eat. Sugar controls your mind. So it's a different thing. And there are foods group of foods that can excite your senses is like Caffeine Coffee Black Tea. Some spices garlic onion leek mushroom. These are foods that they're really turn you on and then when you try to meditate. It's actually the opposite. You want to calm down so I when you have you know you're busy off You're excited Senses it's really hard to control your mind okay. And there's another group of food has aphrodisiac. Foods which is one of my favorite groups of fluid is dad and you know they generate thoughts exciting thoughts in your head which also for you know from one hand. It's good because they have the reason to behave like that. But for when you seek peace of mind and you WANNA Commune Your Mind. And you have this giant traffic of thought. God knows food. It's really hard so that those are for example. It's like chocolate. He's one of them all kinds of cheese. There had that nature or red wine with strawberry. Or you know anything that excites you it. It actually can be very personal glass of milk. If if that's your thing can excite you. You know it's just but there are some that Universal. They're under two types of food which is a my personal observation. Is that foods that cause any type of allergies also can can Make the meditation really hard because your body is busy of reacting to it and NBC of eater fighting it or eliminating it. Or you know then really. There's no more energy for your mind while you're there is a war going on and it can be gluten. It can be very it can be meet. It can be you know not. There are many fools us. You should know yourself enough but reach food. That's causing you allergies or any discomfort You know each different for everybody. So these are the foods that I would avoid. Okay and meditation in the morning is there are many reasons. Why so effective. And why is it so good to do it but one of the reasons is because there have been many ours that you didn't anything so your digestive system is relaxed? Your brain has nothing. You know major going on so you can actually direct your mind and finding focus. Easy a lot easier if you meditate some other time during the day. I think it would be interesting not to eat. Anything You know like give yourself one hour at least after eating depends on the food. Sometimes you need to ours but you do your own experiences and the you know your body so if people choose to fast what are your recommendations with vasant. I've heard so much that that it's good that it's bad that it's it facilitates. Meditation IS NOT HEALTHY FAST. Transient because as long as human race exist. There is spiritual practices and all spiritual practices com together with fasting or or food guidelines. It's in the Bible in all major religions so I think fasting has its important role of purification of the physical body. That can be preparation for purification of your mind I recommend you do your own experiences. I'm fasting it's been my first. Experience was six years ago. And then now which was a radical fasting and now I do Intermittent fasting which is every day. I have an eight hour window for eating. I have sixteen hours of rest before me. Perfect and I gained lots of Energy I've I'm happier. I feel light inside of me. 'cause there's when there's your digestive system is quiet that quiets down your whole system quizzed on your mind so everything becomes easier because you're not busy digesting food and live and notice Lately I've listened to Dr Oz and other people who are now supporting. That breakfast isn't what everybody says it is that it is and this is just. I'm just sharing what I've heard that sometimes that long pause between eating to maybe eat your first meal at noon as opposed to breakfast is is healthier and that breakfast is really being promoted by companies that their recipes. In what are you so obviously you support that idea. I I support the idea of. Everybody should have his or her approach to. What's good for you some people at some phases and some moments of their lives. They need five meals a day. If you're it depends on your age it depends on your work how stress you are. What what your activity is In that period I there was a time and ahead to eight times a day. You know because this. How much food? I needed an unknown energy needed. That was actually lots of mental work. I was doing back then and not always com mental work. So I had to compensate. My stressed wasn't the wisest thing. This is what my body was telling me to do. And I think that's a great observation because I think that for it. It causes a person to be able to really tune in to their body to self reflect. Because what you're saying. Is You know a different fit for everybody in that so true. And I'm glad you said that because everybody's in different places at different times in different roles states or whatever and I think in order to kind of find out what's a fit It's important to self reflect to be able to tune in to know how you're feeling. I had tried a lot of different things in the intermittent fasting for me. Did the trick. And it and it all was built on experience wasn't built. I mean I tried listening to a lot of different people and they said try this. Try that try to. Nothing was working for me when I did the intermittent fasting which was actually an accident I actually felt so much better and then I started really looking into it and saying what can I do? How much you know. When is the time for me to really? When does my body turn on? And when does it start turning off and I started thinking about that and then I heard a podcast of a physician. That was talking about How your organs? Your major organs will actually wake up there. There's a time in the body where in I'm not pretending to know this but you can certainly look it up but the idea is when you're going to when you're getting ready to go to Tibet when your body begins to wind down your organs shift. In their activity they get preparation for that. So if you're eating at seven or o'clock at night you're actually waking the organs up when they need to be slowing down correcting morning is the same thing because now there's a certain cadence of them waking up which I don't know what it is. I mean it can be right. What happens is that when we sleep our the regionalization and Assaf heating mechanisms are the one that I really active naturally. But if you eat as you said having me at seventy percent seven or eight o'clock at night we have to give it the food that comes into our system you cannot let it sit in our stomach so we have to digest it so you spend five six eight hours of digestion and then and then by the time the food digested and you could do the regionalization and all the other healing activities inside of you. It's time to wake up and then we lose. If eat late we lose one more night in one more night of healing and righty generation. How Code we keep track of this? I know that we promote trackers or or tractors of some skin. Would you like to talk about journaling? Like I know? You're a journal during alert. You're thinking Maria the journal but you do and I love it and I and I think that that might be a really key thing for us to track things like that. Do we sleep better when we eat late or do we find that it makes us restless? Yeah I think it's a good idea to kind of see what patterns You know our with your lifestyle. I think it's important to mention to like. I am journal Hunter. But there's different types of journaling so journaling Is Not always you know reflecting on your day per se but it could be tracking something so like I have a journal for tracking some things to eat because like a lot headaches trying to see if there's a pattern there But journaling is like totally no rules. It's like whatever works for you And so in this kind of discussion. It probably would be tracking what you eat. I got to me probably has more actually isn't a really good idea. You know why because I've seen it with my clients that when they start improving their head they forget about the problems and and then they they don't even appreciate the all the improvement that happened in their lives. Because you know. They forgot that they had problems. Good you know so. It's good to see that. Oh my God two months ago or a week ago this this and this but now those things are gone. Bad Habits is to pick up their candy when you know that good. But I'd like to add some more thing to like the fasting or any changes that you do in your diet there. There's one key element that is important. When when you do any change in your life is that you have to know if you do it from the point of view of deprivation or a point of view of treating yourself love and respect and you doing something good for yourself because if I tell you that card gluten dairy sugar and everything and then you see that you're gonNA lose you. I can't have my fresh bread. Oh I can't have my favorite cheese. Oh I can't have my sugar in my tea. Yes if you see it that way then it's deprivation and really depressing and I would tell you don't even start because point but if you if you see that way that okay. Let's try something new. Let's see what I gained from that and I bet he won't be wait. You're going again but it's going to be you know like Genoa being more energy more joy for life and that gets back to what you said in the first episode last week was intent. You're talking about intense. Like what is your intent is your intent. You want to try something new for different outcome or you're forcing yourself into this because everybody's talking about how you have to reduce sugar or you have to do things differently. But you're regretting having to do it that's going to have a negative impact or resenting right the resentment that's a good point. I know we're running out of time. But I want you to briefly. Give us a overview of why you wrote the Children's book and it and it's just more than the food nutrition. It's also You you included in this amazing children's book which were in the process of translating into English abso- excited and we will let you know when that comes out this'll titties connected to the food so the energies connected to other energy. Yes it was an inspiration. It was my son because we had he was growing up in. Brazil had his friends over. They were like four five years old kids and they would come over and stay over the whole and I would feed them dinner and I would just cook like I would normally cook like lots of vegetables. And whole grains and nuts and seeds and whatever's pouts and the kids would sit down and I'm talking about resigning kids who would think all that variety of fresh fruits and vegetables would appreciate all those rainbow colors on the table. No it was like. Oh I don't need that and and I was shocked only because how come anyway It happened a few times and then I had to deal with my son. I told him next time. Your friend comes over. I kick you under the table and then you start eating the food and then when you start eating the food you actually say. Nice lobby and then I came. I kicked him. He started eating title and the kid was just looking on the go. That's really decade. But my son was would go on and on and a kid would be curious and then and then you know next thing you know. The kid wants to have the same experience though he would start eating the food and then just to make it easier. He would ask what's that why thing. Oh it's just some worms. You're not picked up in the garden or some dragon eggs or so. I started giving his funding named to foods which you know in the little boys never robots and aliens and all kinds of monsters desserts and so each food would have a name and then next thing you know the parents call me or mostly the mothers. And what was the thing to you fat to my kid and keeps talking about it. He wants me to make it so. There are no radishes and not and started asking for recipes and I thought why wouldn't it be easier if I just put all those recipes favorite recipes of those kids into one book and I was thinking? Oh so there's recipes by the kids not they don't just eat day they should play too. So all the games that I played in my Saami or creative you know like using very simple things that papers and glues Caesar's and pens and pencils But you can spend hours and hours and those creative projects and some of them have something to do with nutrition and food but some of them don't and which you know. I think it's also interesting just to you know. Spend your time in the creative in absolutely nice way so they ran with the book and to me it was. It was released in Brazil. It's an e book. It was released in Brazil and I got lots of feedback from teachers that they bought the book and they started Implementing the book the Games in schools for smaller children. So yeah and then I received from grandmother is finally. My son. Eats palm kin or squash or reddish should or green leaves because the green leaves became the Green Aliens and we dad. You get older superpower of doors aliens so there's a whole you know don't you think it's a cultural thing that we make a lot of assumptions about what children will won't eat exactly like we assume children wouldn't like spinach and they wouldn't like thick as its you as our model. Your role model is responsible actually for creating eating habits so if you judge food or if you don't eat the food your kid want so if you WanNa when your kid spinach please each page in front of him and eating like all pinch today say something good about it because they don't do what you say they do what you do so if you prefer food together and you appreciate the food and there's always you know what. My son told me. Once about fruits and vegetables he said there edible rainbow. Yeah because all those cars sewing praised the little kid of three years you know like would say something like that it is but we just take it for granted is let's put nature. Let's put the rainbow on our tables. Appreciate that yeah. Well I know there's going to be a lot of listeners. Who are going to want to connect with you to find out when they can get the book. Where can they? I believe they can On your website. The one tation that come Debbie or Deborah at Mine Dot Com. I'd be glad to share. Feni readers want more information from to me. How or when is her book going to be translated it? It's in the works right now. If they're publishers. Listening to this absolutely absolutely it's been a joy I mean I just in these two sessions I. I'm sure there's much more we would love to have you back because I think there's much more to to share and we were talking earlier Off Air we were talking about how when we get together and we have conversations how much it stimulates other ideas and other conversations. I had one hundred things going through. My head is talking hundred cast but I wanNA leave our listeners with this before we sign off is that you know here my tation we you know our core is about creating joy and we touched on that today about creating the sinner joy to to really help with having outcomes at that you're desiring in your life and this is another chapter in how to achieve that the other thing we talked about it my tation our what we've coined is this idea of small achievable experiences and as we talk about me talk has talked about about making these kind of changes in your nutrition and thus changes in your lifestyle want you to think about not having to do it all at once but do it in very small steps whatever that step is for you it may it may be the smallest and most minor thing but make it achievable and when you have that achievable experiences and you have multiple of them together then you create that full heart clear mind that we talk about so I. WanNa thank all of you for for being here. We give a little bit of a toast to pleasure. Thanks a lot. Everybody looks for next time take care.

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A California Disaster for the Mets

Boomer & Gio

15:47 min | 1 year ago

A California Disaster for the Mets

"Blooming on the fan and the CBS sports network. Resurrect studio. Hoover size in Greg Giovanni boomer and geo on the fan simulcasts across the country on CBS sports network. Good Thursday morning Thursday. Already boomers off the rest of the week, sleighs Jerry in for Coomer for the next couple of days. We got Yankee tickets to give away every single hour, the Yankees, you don't lose series and they win yesterday afternoon. And Chris paddock, it's no problem for the Yankees. However, there are problems in their world problems out in LA for the Mets and Edwin d as after cruising to what looked like a beautiful victory for these Mets. These beleaguered Mets who needed to go out. Nellie in at least split they had it, they can taste it. They could feel it. And all of a sudden it crumbled and crumbled quickly. Good morning, Jerry. Our you know what it's not really a good morning because of what you're talking about now. And this, I said before Alan the warm up show. Hey disgusting finish Angeles. The worst there. There are people around here. Evan Joe mention those three right off the bat. Sure. And omission. Evan and Joe because I'm with them from ten to noon every day in and out for a couple of times a couple of updates and all they're sitting there saying is whatever they won last night. They're not gonna win tonight because they never went in Los Angeles. Can't beat the dodgers. This is a waste by. They finally got a game great. It means nothing. And boomer last week while these games don't really mean anything it's fool's gold. They're not that good. Let me see them. Go beat the dodgers and this dumb ass team has a chance to go out and beat the dodgers last night up eight to three in the seventh inning. Oh, by the way with the basis loaded. Nobody out if you get back to back home runs can put another how about this foot on the throat smack in the face and finish the game. And then you bring an Edwin d as with a three run lead, Jay. He's still hasn't gotten anybody out he stinks. Hey, can't put anybody away a single out how how about this. The first batter in the inning is jock Petersen nine pitches. He fouls all four pitches. With two strikes. He's got no. Strikeout pitch homerun and not only that even Verdoux go and bathe a key keys. No strikeout pitch while this and this is a big problem because Edwin de as through a translator and Mickey Callaway, by the way, after the game said that they just hit good pitches. No. Well, first of all, they did not hit good pitches. If you go back and you watch every single one of these pitches got hit last night there. They're, they're Hannibal. They're right over the plate. It's not like they're going down to get it off the ground or they're hitting it, an I level he was terrible last night. But this, this to me is all about, Edwin d as melting down. It's not about Mickey Callaway. Screwing up. It's not about the Mets as a whole or whatever it's really about, Edwin, d as melting down with a three run lead against a really good team that the second that you open the door, they're going to burst through every single time. I mean that's what it was. If you think that Tyler bachelor should have been the game at that point. No. That's was terror. That's not even a question of. That's why you've got this guy. That's his job last night's ago for you. All make the case he shouldn't have been in the game. Because eight three you don't need the closer fine. They give up a couple of runs a three run game. He comes into start the night finish the game. Yeah. I bet you at eight three he was probably mentally saying, I'm not getting very right? And then all of a sudden you get a couple of runs familiar. Good zooming. I know. And another thing about Noah Syndergaard and what and Gary right when he comes out of the game, he finished well, his last three innings fine pitch count, too high. I three innings garbage. Yeah. What has happened to Noah Syndergaard so many shots G are rockets. Yeah. I know. But last night he did give you six innings three runs against one of the best teams in baseball with pressure on again. Not a bad start. I'm not saying it was a bad start right? Not great. I'm sorry. Not great. These guys are tattoo in the bowl off him. Yeah. But I mean, the dodgers are a different animal, aren't they make account of it seriously? But they if you if you're telling me go. Into the game that Noah Syndergaard gave you a six innings three runs in the Mets Rupp eight to three in his game. You take that this is the beat up Noah Syndergaard. Speaking at the box score. And I totally understand your point. I know you saw at the problem for me are the line drives the home, right? He does look like the guy we expect them to be has an all season right now. I understand that. And that's a bigger problem for sure. Because none of these guys seem to be able to put it together at the same time either degrom great and everybody else's and gooders gives you a good start. Then to isn't good Matt's has been somewhat consistent, and then you've got Wheeler up and down. And that's why we when the Mets in their fans and all of us when we talk about this team we lean back on well the starting pitching starting pitching. It's not that good. I mean these guys are inconsistent. It's more talk than substance. It's more flare than substance, and that will be eventually, I think more than the offense and maybe even more than the bullpen the reason why this team is going to end up around five hundred or below I think. I think this, I think when you watch these teams and these pitchers, you know, you're hoping once in a while. And by the way, more than once in a while for what they're supposed to be that you get that eight inning two run game. I know the dodgers are a really good team. I see it. I watch it just like you do, but Noah syndergaard's speaks like he's, you know. The best pitcher on the planet. The Thor all of this will go out and do it in a big spot. How about you're not at a hundred pitches in the fifth inning. Right. Or whatever it was ninety one pitches through five or something like that. And you're, you're pushing them through six which is fine. And here's the other thing with pitch count. He got stronger as the game goes on. Pitch count time to get him out. Yeah. Well, I mean that's never gonna change. It's not just Mickey Callaway Mets Noah Syndergaard thing issue with with these pitchers even to Graham the other night. The pitch count is too high for five innings and I find the dodgers are well, you're supposed to be great. Yeah. It feels to me like the league has a scouting report on how the Mets as a team. And I know that there's so many individuals. But how a team they approach a their opponents because degrom pitch count way up right? The dodgers talked about it to our goal was to get him out. And then fairness the Mets talked about before the game. The goal is to get Kershaw out of the game too. Right. Okay. But and that's that's what they should be doing. But and you know, here are the dodgers. They execute that Noah Syndergaard same thing executing that. And then with D as it was, was there any intimidation factor with it was like, we know exactly what he's gonna do, and we are going to murder him. And that's what happened. Here's for anybody just waking up. The didn't see it. Here's I was I wasn't joking. When I said, he still hasn't gotten anybody out, right Peterson. Leadoff homerun Muncie. Homerun Turner double Bellinger. Game-tying RBI double that was shot intentional walk to Seger. And then Matt bady hits an infield single that amid retiree law second base, which is fine fair enough that when you want to bleed are okay, then they go five guys on the infield, they got to outfielders and you get a fly ball from Verdoux, go. That's the out against, but unfortunately, it's eight already in the bases loaded over. Right. And I know that people say, well, he didn't have any didn't have it. You know, you gotta go to the bullpen, you got to do something like that. There's nobody left. I mean, make you Callaway did exactly what he needed to do. And I'm not trying to defend him. I'm not a guy who's gonna make an excuse for Mickey Callaway, but it set up the way that he wanted it and have three run lead. And this whole closer mentality thing to like you feel like if it's a one run lead, or this was a close game the entire time that it DS comes in throwing ondra miles an hour and blowing everybody away. I don't understand that. Like I get when your backs up against the wall, you can't manufacture that feeling unless. Are in it. But I really do believe that that has something to do with end. You think today? You know, it's going in there, losing three out of four getting swept is what everybody expected as your pin Jones. Everybody never win. That's what everybody expected. You had a chance to least split the series. It's gone. It's just disappeared Nevada. Rated and today. You got Vargas in Rio. You look at you look at a game last night, you had to home runs from Petah Lonzo, you had Dominic Smith going left field, Basit after basic feel I mean, you had a lot of production last night, and I, I think Calloway will get mocked by some when he says we played a good baseball game our offense at good at bat. He's right for the most part. He's right. I just didn't like the seventh inning. And obviously the ninth was awful. That's all good. The problem is you didn't win the game. And so now you look at, and I'll go back to seven inning after the home runs bases-loaded. Nobody out. You don't push another run across you losing, if you lose tonight and then have a crappy weekend in Arizona. You wanna find out where this season chain? Possibly changed this game last night. Yeah. Remember that game had one. Yeah. Right. I mean I feel like it's like the nationals last year. And in April I mean we reference that game a lot, but they were riding high. They were up big in that game came. The nationals came back beat him in the ninth in Mickey Calloway said the end of the game that I hope this doesn't send us into a tailspin at did exactly that. And they were saying team since you better hope so. Right. And side they came back from that weekend against the Marlins and got themselves back into contention. They're still only a game under five hundred if they can find a way to win this last game of the series and head our own of five hundred. I mean that is a an overall victory for them regardless of what happened last night. I mean, that those are the facts, but, you know, the bigger picture for them is starting pitching hasn't been good enough. The bullpen is there's holes all over the place. And the guys that you can count on aren't even blurb. They said could be back Friday, which will be a huge boost. But still the bullpen as a whole has been a major. Support it and the offense is so up and down that it's not like you can throw that offense out there every single day and have faith in them. Hey, there's stretches that they go through one of the worst in the National League stretches, where they go through you feel like they could be consistent. The team is not it's not a well constructed baseball team. And I think part of the reason why is there put so much emphasis on the starting rotation as a whole to be a strength, and it's not it's not just not in it hasn't been for years. But the other part of that too, is that's one hundred percent right. The other issue though. And the comes back to Brodie van wagon and not going to be a phony, because I sat here in lake both moves, but jed Lowrie as you put it is somewhere in a hotel somewhere has not been able to go on the field all year. And then you look at the big deal for we want to say it's about DS fine. I thought can would give you something he's giving you absolutely nothing. And has they were talking about his ERA Diaz has not been good. He's been even the saves he's had he gives you heart attack watch. Them. And this is the big acquisition. If that's the big acquisition. You got big problems. Yeah, he is doing stuff here with the Mets now that he never did with the Mariners giving up home runs the amount of home runs. He's given this year is already surpassed what he gave up last image Syndergaard, by the way. Yeah. Already, which is. I mean we haven't even hit June. Right. And he, he had his as he put it the worst outing of his career. So when you were trying to in your head figure out, this Robertson Cano deal. Everybody would go to well, they got the best closer in baseball, and then sheep pans, down cheap. So when he is not been the best closer in baseball and Robertson. Can you say he's, he's giving you nothing? No, he actually has given you something. It's been all negative. He's been bad. He's been mocked. He's been hurt. I mean he's been a guy that's had to his managers that day answer questions about him. He's been questioned. As a leader the way that he plays the game. It's been worse than nothing. I'd rather have enough. From him. So honestly, I'd rather have just about dania Berea who, by the way can hit again. I mean just known as a light hitting good defensive player in this guy. Get hit all of a sudden he's been a weapon for them up. But it's yeah. I mean Brodie van wagons moves have bringing back Jerry's familiar jet. Lowry's been a total mess and this Robertson Cano deal. It's and, you know, and the only thing that he has done that has been borderline genius. Is making sure that Pete Alonzo was on this. Yes. Pudding day. Well, he's good teen. Home runs and June. He takes Walker bueller deepen that first inning. I mean a no doubt about it, and then the second one that he just Tomahawks them sorry, not the first one, the first one over the fence right-center. They'll the second one that he Tomahawks down the left field line was just a club shot. I mean out in a blink right? And there's going to be the rookie wall and all these things these cliches that come up with him and everybody's going to be waiting for it, but the league has a book on pita Lonzo. Now they know who he is what he does what he does well, but he doesn't do well and he's still crushing. Body. We're sitting there, you know, kudos to cl-, Cody Bellinger with twenty home runs allows us, right, there nineteen and none of really on the cheap variety, either. No, no, no, no. Not at all. It's the ball and to think that they didn't bring them up at September last year to there was a question that he wasn't going to be up with the team this year. I mean at least Brodie van wagon and did that there are puzzling team from this standpoint. And maybe it is they are what they are. There are five hundred team I suppose, but there's so much good that you do see from, from Alonzo from an I'm even gonna throw him in there. Dominic Smith is starting to got the starting left field. He played first base late. I get that. But you see some flashes for him when he's been given the opportunity, he said some good pinch. It opportunities Conforto. When a healthy has been good. Whoever it might be. The problem has been. It's just not all been good at the same time. And they just there's no streak six out of seven last week. Okay. That's fine. You're waiting for that. Eight nine game winning streak where you're waiting for two three four weeks of consistency. And you just don't get it again. I guess that's the definition of a five hundred team. But at least you do see some flashes but it's just not good enough and last night is about, as disappointing loss, this team could have had. Because as you said, Vargas tonight against Rio who good luck really good last night was a kill. And by the way, we killed Dwight Smith from the Orioles. Did you see the throw in from dust and I know I'm just praising him for his offense? You see the throne from field from him money. He's not feeling those funny. He's not Aleph you. I'm just saying funny and did you see Gomez almost in the face with the ball? We'll have a Carlos Gomez has gotten outfield assist or and again after he missed the fly ball. Right. Exactly. But after miss the flyable, but then and the sack flight a win the game throw couldn't have been worse. He's not great. I know that it would have been a miracle anyway. But still, I mean, that was a that was a horrendous. And then one other one if you guys are out there, and you haven't seen it just watch Matt Beatty. The first basement just flip this throw from Cory Seager from shortstop, it's worth your time. Yeah. There's been a lot of bed defense this year. He's been some. I mean, it's it feels like every domino may because there's just more things that we see these days. But it feels like there's a lot of bad defense in major league baseball this year. All right. Boomer and geo and the Yankees are awesome. Yeah. I know they continue to win and paddock I really thought paddock this was going to be a moment for him. I thought that hydrated win this more or less than thirty these role in his cowboy ad and his belt buckle and his confidence. And then yet didn't work out at Yankee Stadium.

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Ron Darling Chimes In

"Are you registered to vote find out how at four one one dot org don't miss the deadline. Every state is different plan to vote on. November third or by your states deadline. If you're voting by mail vote, make it count go to vote four one, one, dot org gave a welcome in one of our favorites who we have been watching and listening to over the last couple of nights on TBS calling Yankees, arrays, and that is the great former met pitcher world series champion of also as in why of course the Great Ron Darling, wrong good morning. Thanks for joining us our you. I'm great. Thanks for having me. Guys you always Great Viane Ronnie. Alright. So let's get started with it. Did you have any idea that the Yankees were going to do what they did at the beginning of this game with Debbie? Garcia and And and have J. happ. Well you had a small idea that they might use something early. I, had no idea though that they were going to do an opener. You know I it was interesting to listen everyone talk about it after the game it seemed like It seems a little gimmicky. You know at some point and the but I I did not know that they were going to do it I know they're going to have kinda early but not after the first thing. So, if you're Davey Garcia or your J. and you know this going into the game, I mean, mentally that's gotTa, throw you for a loop right I. mean you're a guy who started taunting games a major league baseball at the highest level I? Mean you're told this before the game either one of those guys how reacting yeah I think you're right I mean it definitely is something a different I mean every time you try to. Use Your athletes who wanna put them in the best possible place to be successful right. So anything that would be different for David. Garcia twenty one years old or J. Half who's been around forever is throw their routine of J. Half. It's been a starting pitcher for fifteen years. So he knows how to get ready for a game this or that, and he's brought in after a warming up to the first hitter last night and David Garcia I mean it's it's it's gotta be a strange feeling to know that you're only going to be in there till maybe Joey Wendell comes up or whatever. So I don't know I just I just didn't feel as though. More important. I didn't feel like the Yankees had to do that I think they could have played out. David Garcia Running out there until they think he's not effective anymore I know he gave up one run in the first inning, and then if you can make the move to happen if you look at this post-season young John Real pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays faced the Tampa Bay rays. He's a very good comp for J. Hap and they scored seven runs him they're hitting three twenty, six persons in pitching one idiot right handed pitching so I don't know what analytics were used to replace a right handed pitcher Garcia with. Up but they used it yeah. You bring up the analytics and all that other stuff. So obviously, this is not a decision that Aaron Boone makes. This is a decision that is made in conjunction with the general manager and the analytics Gurus that are telling him. This is the best way of doing it and to try to help I would think try to help Jay. HAP- face more or left-handers. That's the way you would start again that's why you would start the. Game like this. This is why I think our boone said this that this was all about getting their left-handed lineup. So to face Jay happens opposed to all the right handers, but he got hit by left-handers end right hands for God's sake. Yeah you're right boomer, the left handers warm out but think of it this way seemed like Tampa Bay was semi ready for it because I did have five lefty left handed hitters in there but they also four right imitators. Put their complete left-handed lineup is they're the only team in the history of the game that has started game. What's nine pure left handed hitters in the lineup? They did that a couple of times this year didn't do it last night. Talking to Ron Darling, you can watch him again tonight on TBS says it's game three of the Yankees and raise with first pitch at seven ten. So now I look at the Yankees the rest of the way to knock you know is locked tonight but what do they do in game four now that we know that we're playing a game four in this series? What's the move there? Yeah. I don't know what the move is there. That's that's a the the rub when you think about it, and that's why I think in a five game series Jill where playing every single day, I don't think my opinion that you can afford to just use one of your assets that could give you fifteen sixteen seventeen outs and just get three outs from him I. Think it's put them. In a bind I think it's a series that you felt the momentum's surely was on the side of the Yankees after Stanton's home run. was there any doubt if they got good pitching that somehow they would continue to score more runs they didn't because the pitching just couldn't hold Tampa Bay you know. Ronnie. After Jeff Gordon announced the number one pick Alexei Lafon year for the Rangers. which was a big night last night for us I I I flipped over to you. And I have to say and I'm not a Yankee Fan. You know I'm a met Fan. I love you Keith during the Games with Gary But I Love Great Baseball and I love the strategy of baseball of everything that goes into it and I think I speak for all Yankee fans that when the second inning started and we saw Jay on the mound or like this is so on Yankee like and it Kinda like all back I think and from all the callers that we've had this morning for the first three hours, they're all kind of the same thing. Yeah well one -gratulations and nothing year. Yeah. Thank you but the I I think you're exactly right like I I don't know like the you know this is just my opinion. You know the the Yankees don't copy anyone. They don't pull a Tampa Bay. They're not Tampa Bay you know they draw a starter. He gets the job done over five or six innings and they slugged and they will hammer you at some point. So I think that's to me what what the game felt like. It really felt like momentum kinda shifted in this series where you know Tampa Bay might have head up and I never would have thought that after day one. Yeah. I'm telling you the razor in their heads I mean you heard Aaron Boone say they're so good at this platoon in a match ups and the raise who beat them eight out of ten in the regular season are in their heads and then the WHO was the first team to do an opener it was the rays and here the Yankees are trying to trick them and the problem is. The man behind the curtain wasn't exactly Sandy Colfax was J.. APP that came out last night and I it just to me was bazaar and should have never ever happened. But you know what it all could change as we know with the aid aid, the age old baseball adage of its momentum's as good as your next starting pitcher Tanaka's gotta be great. He's got to be old school playoff. Tanaka. Tanaka, Vancouver needed him most as always come through I give him a complete Mulligan for the game in Cleveland You know it started late it was raining pouring with all those kind of things and I, it didn't work out for him but complete Mulligan because conditions were awful I think he'll do great 'cause he's always great when they need 'em. Now. Game Four might be an issue I mean, what do you? What do you do? Start Garcia before again will only pitch one inning. You do or or is it Montgomery? You know who knows at that point? Maybe it's all hands on deck depending on what the situation is and whether or not they backed themselves into a corner because tonight starting pitcher for the raise knows Yankees very well and has had success against the against the Yankees Charlie Morton. Yeah. He's had success and he's also had success on the biggest stage. No one the Houston Astros one, they're tainted now World Series Championship. It was Charlie Morton new pitched last four innings and got the last out on dodgers the dodgers stadium. So you know the moments is not going to be too big Charlie and I'm sure he's going to have a good game but I feel the same way about Masahiro Tanaka he's just when you need him he's always they're always gives you a great effort and you know if he can get eighteen outs for the Yankees tonight He'll be doing great according down Dukes he's not a big game picture also. The other thing I wanna ask you about is what are they doing with Gary Sanchez you expect to see him behind the plate tonight I just think they're You know they're all in on Gary and they just feel at some point he's going to get that big swing that big hip but you know my opinion if you look at the analytics and I'll go back to it. I, see the same numbers everyone else is saying is that you know the certain matchups that right? Now this year, he doesn't have any chance and that's the upper philosophy ninety five plus in just can't catch up to it and You know sometimes I don't know you have to play the hot hand and the guy she ohka maybe he's never going to be a huge star in this league, but he's The star right now and for whatever reason everything is going his way he's always been good defensive player but every time he started in the last month he's provided. Great. Too So they're wedded to Gary Sanchez I think they feel as though he's going to come out at some point but you know they might be waiting too long. For me it comes down to late in the game runner on third less than two outs Gary Sanchez comes to the plate and you got no faith that can drive that run in and he's GonNa strike out and he's GonNa leave you in the lurch whereas Gosh Yoka or about anybody in that dugout other than Gary. Sanchez gives you a shot and they're still go to I'm just hoping that will have that three homer night but I mean. The Guy who won forty seven during the sixties regularly at some point GONNA wave the white flag. Yeah. It's just been a lost year those those that that kind of stuff happens. Especially, you know in a sixty game season that doesn't even talk about You said guy third less than two outs driving and then how about the opposition die on third and catching and and feeling one hundred percent confident that he's GonNa flop that ball on the. Guys explained it pretty well last night in regards to the Tampa Catcher It's interesting. The Yankees struck out eighteen times last night. and Aaron Judge Struck out three times. They had ample opportunity in the seventh and the ninth inning you're on the mound reina you got Aaron judge up there. What are you throwing at him that he is not hitting and why is he struggling so much? Well I I think right now it's the the upper philosophy is really killing him that you're talking about fairbanks throwing a hundred miles an hour last night but the race have an ability especially with their right hander believers to pitch up in his own and the pitch of ninety eight plus ninety seven plus whatever they grow, and I think right now, a lot of the right handed hitters for the Yankees that philosophy at chest high has been something other than Dj, or or Giancarlo Stanton they have not been able to handle. All right. So it does feel strange that we have talked to you ten minutes about twelve minutes about the New York Yankees but I do have to ask you a question here. So grits Steve Cohen and mets fans are believing that this is going to be the elixir that cures all ills in the organization and we understand there's reasons why he's got money in everybody's excited and free agency and all that. Ken We as a met Fan Group. A methionine nation expect immediate dividends because Steve Cohen is there or will this be a little bit of a process to get back to prominence? Well I. Think if you a by a ball club you would expect as a fan and you expect as an owner A. Right, I think that there are some free agents out there. We're watching George Springer do his thing in the postseason like he does every year we saw jt real Muto have a great year after a great first grade year. I think that you can make them media splash If you look at the mets certainly, they have to improve their starting pitching. Maybe, Trevor Bauer comes in, but I think you know signing a COUPLA free agents making a big splash of will make an immediate impact on this ball club and then and I think that's mets fans expect that and I, expect something like that to you know you talked about a catcher starting pitcher and a center fielder I like it. They all sell. You should be the general manager that which brings me to my next question. Sandy y'all taken over now as president cleaning Hauser's he have a relationship with brody. I think that Sandy is that a point in his life and and age and expertise that I think he's GonNa, WanNa start new I, think he's GonNa WanNa have his people in their You know he has great relationships, a lot of folks and I. I would think that there'd be a a washing. A lot of things for the mets of Kinda start a new. Chapter started new culture and get to the mets to the point where you know they make. Decisions that moving forward develop players key players that that would help the organization I. Think those are some things that have been kinda lacking I. Let me ask you one other question about the National League. Are they going to keep the D. H. or now? D. H. is absolutely out boomer. That is one of the rules that will stick I don't know about double headers I don't know about the extra innings, but I do know that Major, League baseball I don't know but I think the Nature League baseball fields so fans WANNA see a hitter they don't WanNa see a pitcher hitting. So the the is in then You know yeah. Sorry. That works out well for our mets with Dom, Smith and Peter Lonzo. It does I think it's going to be the key I mean that was the key this year you know when cesspit is opted out it allowed Dominic Smith to get some at bats and he and he proved you know the most interesting thing now boomer is that you know if if if you had the date who's the better player Smith or Lonzo it's a very interesting question but the happel and to. Have the you know the Dominic Smith playing I and and the way he can hit with the power of Alonso. That's a great problem. That is a great problem to have their both being the lineup and you know quite frankly Pika play first base three days a week I. Mean it's like the perfect situation for the mets. Yeah. The D.. H.. is here to stay I. So let's not screw this one up right okay. You can watch Ron Darling on TV s with Brian Anderson Tonight Yankees raise game three TBS has all the coverage doing a great job bringing you these playoff game seven, ten, first pitch tonight we'll be watching thanks time this morning. Does. Anytime see later. Ron Darling world series champion of s in wine of course, win games on TBS Yankees race.

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Podcast (08-28-20)

Boomer & Gio

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Podcast (08-28-20)

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How good can it be? Well, we will get to that and we will discuss that because it is important the Yankees. Need to get themselves back on track because they've been bad the mets on the other hand had themselves one whopper of day yesterday out at city field and so right wrong or indifferent. We probably start their Brodie van wagon and foot mouth hot MIC. We've got apologies all over the place at the end of the day. A Weird Day in Maitland good morning boomers size and how are you Sir Good Morning Jerry Zog great to talk to you maybe apology invited you out for drinks. Last night, you aren't able to make it. I was in your neck of the Woods Yeah Middletown New Jersey at why do I owe you an apology i? was you know it's thunderstorms out and everything? You kept those kids out on the field and those? Storms No, there's no rain nothing happened I was driving back from middletown yesterday as I played golf down in colts neck and had a great dinner right in right in the center of Middletown right there. Actually Governor Murphy was act the restaurant the night before, and it was just nice to be out at a restaurant with a couple of buddies having a nice meal sitting down and I figured you know what? Let me reach out that Jerry recco because the owner of this restaurant said that Jerry recco lives right down the road about that and I'm like man he the. Owner knows Nicholas knows his celebrities and knew that he had a celebrity in his mitts and Jerry RECCO and I said, well, I didn't realize you live that close the middle because I don't really know much about Jersey knows the Garden State Parkway or the Jersey Turnpike and the parkway has like thousand exits on it and you got to stay in the local side or the express citing fear express side you miss your your exit, right? Yeah and then and then trying to get from the due process golf course that I play just that which I love by the way. From that to the restaurant, you got jug handles and everything else on my. I'm totally confused all over the place, but I'm happy to report that me and Janelle basically took three hundred bucks from both Doug. Wells and Vinnie score and Tino good for you. Yes, and we we basically bounce back from last year's embarrassing loss to those to meet heads and we took the money from them and I made them by dinner last night at rooster barrel and I invited you over there and wanted you to come over and have a cocktail with. I would've loved to. Sign some autographs for the owner. He loves you now had you. I don't know asked me a couple of hours prior I get the text at six forty two. Yeah. I didn't realize that you live that close. That's what I'm telling you that guy. So Nicholas comes up and he says, you know Jerry RECCO lives right down the road and Y'all excited about it and I was like well, you know we reach out the Jerry I'm in town I'll have come have a cocktail with the boys 'cause this is what boys do after they play golf and I have to tell you by the way that rooster barrel restaurant. Yeah. Awesome. Great. Some awesome. Awesome. I would've liked to have gone gridlock. Look getting a table when they're. They are practicing social distancing. So all the New Jersey social distancing police could take a chill pill and relax for five seconds. Right. I felt very safe in there although there was one guy in there sneezing they must have had like ten sneezes mean big heavy duty sneezes. Yes I. By the window so and he was using his Napkin. So maybe he has allergies or something I'm not really sure but other than that. It was it was a terrific place. You'll be able to get in there for a while simply because they are social distancing. So they have limited seating bright but I am here to tell you that that food is is top notch. So rooster barrel down there middletown treated me really well, last night. I'm unfortunately, you weren't able to come and you know I checked out yesterday I was so exhausted after yesterday's show talking about what's going on in the world of sports in the emotions of Dom Smith and what's going on with Jacob Blake and what happened in Kenosha. Wisconsin what's happened in Minneapolis what's happening in Portland was happening in Seattle I'm just what's happening here on our own city. You know it's just it's it's exhausting. It's just exhausting talking about it, and then of course, you have some teams in Major League baseball decide not the play other teams decide to play the NHL Pauses for two days. The NBA is GonNa Pause for two days and turns out that Michael Jordan is was the conduit between the NBA Board of Governors owners and Chris Paul and the and the Players Association so. Good thing Michael Jordan got involved and was able to understand the players plight. He also spoke on behalf of the owners and Michael Jordan basically brought the NBA together and they're going to resume. It looks like on Saturday the NHL will resume on Saturday and he guys banged up get a couple of days off hopefully they'll be able to get back to where they were prior to this day this today pause and and hopefully we'll get back to a little bit of normal but I think any time and I heard you talking about this morning. Anytime, we have something that looks like what it looked like in Minneapolis and Kenosha is going to spark. A major level of intensity and when you see what happens not only to the victims in these cases, also the collateral damage that comes along with it is just totally unacceptable in our society and unfortunately. You know. I don't I don't know how it's GonNa Stop I. Don't know if people are going to be able to sit down and have a conversation. Everybody keeps talking about these tough conversations that includes every aspect of it that it's a three hundred, sixty degree conversation, not a one hundred and eighty degree conversation because there are a lot of problems all throughout a lot of different neighborhoods in different backgrounds in different. Situations and states in towns and cities all across this country that affect a lot of people so. Hopefully, somewhere along the line, we can all come together and we don't all have to be so angry all the time and we can get back to enjoying our sports over the weekend. Yeah and you know some of the Games that were played yesterday were games and series that pause the night before many others didn't and they didn't play and there was a lot of confusion around. With the mets Marlins were going to do yesterday, we saw as it turned out the forty two seconds of silence they go out they shirt down, they walk off and they decide they're not going to play. So you're left with now the subway series starting today as they I assume they're going to be back on the field by everything I read the Yankees and mets will play. Today it was. You know I I know the Wilpon are on their way out and I get it and they're selling the team in. August thirty. First, as you said, few times this week a very big day in Maitland and four them as they will get their final bids from prospective owners. Yesterday was a bad bad day though for them just because of the way you. Know the the video was leaked the way it was out there for people to see on their website I'm not sure who's to blame but things like that can't get out you know the hot mic from from Brody who apparently had the story wrong. He's then got to come out and apologize you get the sense. He's not long for this job, which is not anything new you've discussed. that as well especially with new ownership coming in then the apologies from him, you get the apology from Fred, you get the apology from Jeff, just a we you know it has been a bizarre year and yesterday in Maitland a bizarre bizarre day and I watched a lot of it. When I got back from, you know from practice last night I got a call it the. Brody press conference. The one thing I'll say sit up in took accountability and accepted it and responsibility and apologize, and I thought that was the end and then we get the statements as well. So just so weird feeling around that team going into a subway series that both teams need boomer. You got five games here and to talk about actual sports for a minute you've got a med. Team that won the three in a row or they they started to play good baseball. Then they were flat then you get the game I don't know what they really don't know what they are and I gotta be honest with you I don't know what the Yankees are at this moment either with the injuries to them and not guys being able to guys not being able to stay. On the field, this is going to be for me in a shortened season. I think a turning point for both these clubs with these five games in front of us because one teams got to emerge with something positive Jerry welcome the pandemic twenty twenty where they change on a daily basis. Let's it. You know it's right. It's the political season the pandemic season it's shortened seasons. It's. You have you know college football people suing each other now you have the big ten players. So the Nebraska players suing the big ten conference. You have parents screaming all over this country as to whether their kids should be going to school. You have NASA administrators shutting down winter sports and not going back onto any sort of sports schedule until two, thousand, twenty, one, you have suffo- county sports administrators trying to hold out hope that they can play in the fall I mean again. There is no one size fits all for any of this. You have the social injustice stuff. You have the players passionate and the tensions that are rising in the streets I. Mean it's amazing. It's an amazing time that we living in I I I don't know I would think that if you are a I don't know a thirty year old for instance, and you haven't had kids yet or in the case of my own daughter who had her daughter of about six weeks ago. When you think about what the story she's going to be telling her daughter as she grows up about the year that she was born and you know how? Like sometimes people will give you a book on the day that you were. Yes. Absolutely. He'll be like a scrapbook of newspapers and things of that nature Jonah guest seventeen cents. Yes. I would think that anybody that would that has been born especially when he and Aria my my grand niece I would say that you know what guess what this is. This is your life and twenty twenty and I would make sure that I had from the day that the pandemic hit to all the way through. December thirty first and everything in between because this is crazy. It's absolutely insane and if you just take two seconds to think about everything that has happened, you know I did my final Final Sports Minute for this summer today I realized that it was eight years of sports minutes that I have been doing. Is it really eight years and over ten thousand sports minutes later? In this final one, I was thinking that it just. The amount of stuff that I've had to talk about over the last three months is just been insane. And a lot of it has to do with how covid nineteen impacted sports. But then on top of all of that, it's also how. You know the. These incidents that have happened in. Minnesota Minneapolis and of course, Kenosha Wisconsin with Jacob Blake is just it's just been incredible the intensity and the discussion points coming from all sides and you know the extremes on both sides basically make the eighty five, ninety percent of us in the middle just scratch our heads just make us angry so. I'll tell you is that it's it's a Friday. Hopefully. We're going to have some good weather. I. Don't know we'll have great weather tomorrow but I play golf yesterday I was checked out for about five and a half six hours and it was a great frigging day. That's all I can say because I was exhausted when we left here yesterday I can imagine and you know it's not going to get easier. You Know I. Think you need to take your time off anything go play you need to. decompress a little bit and you know I think on the other side when you come back from your break believing into Labor Day or I guess it'll be Labor Day. When you come back, you know it's it's Kinda like head down the NFL and maybe maybe we start to turn a page I. Don't know that we will because all signs are pointing to know normal. Really Right. And we could get you know if you listen if you listen and when the weather starts getting cold and people start going back inside, you know who knows what we'll get a second wave or not. I mean you know obviously the CDC and many governors are warning of that and making sure that people realize and I see signs all over the roads in Jersey and New York cove nineteen is still a risk covid nineteen is. Still risking, and that's true. That's absolutely one hundred percent true and we just got to be vigilant and you gotta just keep taking care of yourself and being smart about how you do that in the in my life is is gonna Ra- science and who has been doing it his entire life and you know for for him to be able to say over the last six to seven months that he has been totally healthy is. Just nothing short of a miracle and the reason for that is because he has kept himself out of harm's way. So that's that would be my suggestion to everybody if they could do that and continue to do the things that are necessary, and that's why going to that restaurant last night was so great. We actually eight inside in the reason we're able to eat inside is because the way the restaurant is built in there's there's. Plenty of airflow, there's plenty of windows that are open doors are open. There were social distancing all over the place as a matter of fact I told you governor Murphy was in there the night before, and then you know some of the social distancing police showed up because they don't like his policies and things of that nature I get all of that stuff because it's all politics but I could tell you I've felt totally safe. I had a great meal and it's going to be a great place for you to go to probably in two, thousand, thousand, five, Jerry, I don't think you'll be able to get in there. Simply because it's so popular why twenty twenty-five because it's so popular. Michael, the rooster and the barrel and I tell them I got the reference from boomer Esiason. I can't get a table I think you've used hold them like you know, hey, this is jerry. RECCO celebrity over here at Wfan and right down the road and you guys know who I am actually Nicholas Listener. So what if I call the ness for Nicholas? I would think you'd have to do that and you'd be lucky to get a table 'cause the tables are all again. If, it were a normal for normal time. You could probably get a table probably nine o'clock at night and it would be crowded but since it's not normal and they have the practice social distancing and they have to keep the tables and people seating away from each other I would say that it's going to be tough for you. How about this I call the rooster in the barrel I asked for Nicholas I say my Al Dukes in his girlfriend liked him in for dinner. Table or no table I you know I. Think Taylor Table Al Table Yeah. Yeah he's he's he he may. He may be able to help you out I. Don't know you may have to call Vinnie Vinnie Vinnie his table over there. Nicholas. You said he owns the place. vinnie's actually spend money there. So I got you know what? I'm saying it's nice to have a guy that actually spent money that you guys haven't spent money there because I couldn't get a table until now now are they maybe you will. Tell you between the jug handles and the. Hold on a second. Driving. Timeout timer timeout you make it seem like driving long island is a picnic. Are you out of your mind off the total picnic? He's gotta gotTa understand something in Long Island we go east or West or north and south there's no like jug. What other direction is there well. To get to the other side of the road you got jug can't. If you're not used to judge handles all right it it can be very confusing it's not confusing. By. Now, it can be confusing not that not only was I wasn't confused. I was showing a Guy Doug Wells who's from Jersey who went the wrong way? Well, that's embarrassing. That is embarrassing. What else is really easy when you drive in Jersey Nubile maps it's not that hard I have ways but line suck way apple took it over I don't want. What a shock I like apple but I don't know what the hell out what happened ways after APP over you know i. was never a ways guy but I heard that apple also ruined our dark sky APP. So I'm not happy about that. That's what is I don't know yet is one of the two right the guy yeah. Dark Sky they ruined that. Is Not accurate at all him. When I got my weather on Google problem, I have to tell you coming back and I'm sure there are people out there that are listening right now that were either on the Garden State Parkway Whammy or the New Jersey turnpike and just to beautiful roads especially departments the Parkway is a nice road actually with. that. Trees I always feel like when a lane is one, there's a lot of rain over there in that part of Jersey it's like it's like that part of jerseys taking a bath. Over there by the Newark and all those well, it's very industrial. Jain Norma's car wash coming right over the top that whole area there. But the Garden State Parkway happens to be one of the nicer roadways you'll find and you even have to agree with that rare bridges got like ninety seven lanes and have eight lanes. That is very true. I mean. I will say that it's Smart Planning Smart Planning yes I get it. But so I was driving in this this unbelievable thunderstorm last night and the The lightning bolts were ridiculous. Twenty twenty it was exactly right. That was been around nine o'clock. Yeah fifteen nine yes, owner we were off the field already see had had I known earlier than I don't know come over now perhaps I might have been able to do that. Well, I listen at the end of the day. It may hurt you getting a table but I had a table. So that's why I know I'm glad you enjoy this whole thing real quickly this whole thing and we're going to break but this. With Brody Van Wagon. kind of I know it makes them look a little dopey, but it also makes him look like he's got the pulse of the players like he's a former agent. So he understands what the players are trying to do. I had no issue with anything he said at all my issue would be the person that had that set up and had it live? That's the issue. What he said to a couple of guys who says it stays inside this room no issue and you know whether it was Jeff. Rob Someone must have had the idea to go out there and play an hour after they did what they did and it was goofy. It was a stupid idea I don't know whose idea was but I agree with you to me, he talked to his players. This is what they wanted to do. If they didn't WanNA play, they weren't going to play in any suggested otherwise was silly I'm with you one hundred percent I think he was in the right with what he was saying. Because he's an agent so he knows the players and he knows what they're all about. Know, but again it it's really. Unfortunate. That the mets have got the deal with this yeah and And to go after rob Manfred Rotman I got enough to deal with. And then to have to deal with something where it is totally mischaracterized. In the midst of it because it would it makes you feel is that There is a lack of belief in his leadership is a commission and I'm sure that there are a lot of people have probably feel that way. I'm not saying that that they shouldn't feel that way I'm not trying to change their minds I'm just saying that when you listen to what brody says it just really even though it's inaccurate, it does speak to a bigger problem that the commissioner of Baseball has at least from his point of view. Yes. Absolutely. Right. But that's where we're at that haven't been said. There will be baseball this afternoon and tonight whether permitting we will see and tomorrow looks like a washout. But then again, who knows we will see things change very quickly the morning show with boomer Esiason Gregg Giannotti boomer and Geo. Alrighty at six thousand, seven on the bandit is boomer. Gio in the morning Jerry recco in for the vacationing K. Shifting Gregg Giannotti he will be back next Monday Jerry question for you. I was reading through some of the NFL stuff yesterday and you know some teams had not practiced and decided pause as well and and. I know you guys were talking a little bit about it in the warm up show. So the question that I have for you, how many players at the moment are on the covid nineteen lists now up a month ago there were a hundred players that the NFL had placed on the cove nineteen kind of list that didn't mean that they had covert nineteen that could. have been that they were exposed to somebody with covert nineteen, but there were over one hundred players on that list as of today, how many players are on that list? Well I did see that they were zero positive tests from players out of thousands of tests from the NFL and there were only five positives from staff members. So I'm going to say on the list. Twelve on the list. For covid nineteen in the NFL as we wake up this morning, there is one player really list. We don't know if he has cove nineteen he could have been just exposed to somebody with covid nineteen, right? That would. Happen to be the Jaguars Offensive Lineman Ryan Pope. One. Cove Nineteen List right now in the NFL I gotTA. Tell you. I was very impressed when I saw this story I think it was yesterday. So maybe it was Wednesday I'm not sure but the you know the NHL in the NBA you get it totally the fact that there were zero player positive tests I wanNA say. Might. Be Making this number up i. feel like it was like over seven thousand tests that were taken your. Right to me remarkable absolutely remarkable and you know I know it's not you know they're not going home right now because if training camp they're also not legit bubbles either and they're taking it very seriously and there have been no issues. That's good. That's a great thing talking to a couple of the business managers for a few local teams know they actually are their own bubbles they really are they. Hotel and they go and they go to practice that go the hotel go to practice every player has been warned every player has been warned not to break the protocols and the follow them to the letter of the law and to to make sure that they're not putting anybody else at risk in to keep this thing as tight as they possibly. Can I mean look we we're we're all seeing the success at the NBA. MLS, and of course, WNBA and the NHL are having. Yeah, and it's it's obvious. So whatever they're doing is right there testing they're they're keeping their players away from the general public if you will. But. I can't go out to dinner last night. Giant player can't do that or jet player can't grind do that. Is that that the rule for every NFL team has to be. It had it. One hundred percent has to be so I told you on the CBS seminar, conference call the other day with the NFL the reams and reams of paper that they have and the the the regulations that they're trying to follow in the protocols that they're trying to follow. It just never ends and every aspect of the team. It's every aspect of the game and it's every aspect of the stadium and so on Game Day, you know this is going to be an just a massive undertaking. And for teams to half the travel and go into hotels. There will be some exposure potential exposure. So they are they are trying their damndest to make sure that they keep their players healthy their coaches healthy all the staff and administrative people healthy the officials healthy the stadium workers healthy. And they're just trying to follow as much as they possibly. Can they know there will be an outbreak somewhere along the line but as of right now, they've got this thing pretty good pretty well handled before get. Christie's real quick I would think you know based upon how well it's gone so far if you are one of the charter companies that are handling these football teams if you're one of the and they're very nice hotels they're staying in, I would think it's the safest time is now because you don't want your. Hotel, name airline name or Web War plus charter company. You don't want to be in the news for that reason. So if there was ever the safest time, it's got to be right now I would think, yeah, you just like again it's a key you can't see where it's coming from. So everybody's just got a hopefully pulled together and like I said what we've seen in the NBA in the NHL is nothing short of a Miracle IOS players in this regard in terms of dealing with covid nineteen and making the key to sacrifice of course, because they're away from their families but trying to keep this thing at bay as best they can they've done a a Huelva job they really they sure haven't last night two weeks away from opening night, and this is two weeks away from our first football Friday of twenty twenty Chris. Lopresti. What's what's up? Brought by winters, rose waste systems, creating a cleaner and greener long island to learn more visit winters Bros. Dot com first and foremost. Let's not overlook the powerful moment that did eventually take place at city field last night sandwiched between a lot of ugliness. Really mets and Marlins out on the field forty two second moment of silence in honor of. Jackie Robinson and then now the players on both teams wave their caps at each other. The mets are headed back to their dugout, the Marlins to there's, and now the mets players are walking off the field as well. Saluting each other by doffing their caps. Lewis Brinson has just placed a black lives matter t shirt on top of home plate. The only thing that remained on the field as the two teams went back into their club houses there was obviously no game last night how he rose with. The description there on WCBS eight eighty unfortunately for awhile was very unclear. What was going to take place? There wasn't a whole lot of communication at least that was being made public with the media. We can definitely say that the players seem to get it right led by Dominic Smith and player Reps from bowl teams, Michael Conforto, and Miguel row hostile you gotta dive into Brody Van Wagons Day? Because it was quite eventful. A few hours after he joined Joe and Evan on the fan a hot mic and a hot camera from a live stream on the mets website picks up a private conversation. He's having with an unidentified person who was off camera talking about the plan for how they were going to handle last night's game. The players had apparently already decided that that point they didn't WanNa play but somebody was pushing a different idea. Seeing. Superpower. Three Great just. Multi. So he's asked there at the end who said that any answers rob as in commissioner Manfred and then he's detailing a conversation he had with Jeff Wilpon idea. Dash Ross. Rob Not Just. Getting on the commissioner there that goes viral. Obviously, brody eventually releases an apology statement saying he misunderstood and wasn't part of the initial conversation between Jeff Wilpon, and rob. Manfred. Later goes the extra yard and falls on the sword with the media during zoom press conference I apologize to him publicly. I, apologized to him on the phone and I recognize that that it was a disrespect re disrespectful move to his office into him and was an emotional day that wasn't. Enough apparently though because you had jeff and Fred wilpon releasing statements after that late last night from jeff quote I'm very stressed and disappointed to learn tonight that are general manager. Even wagon made disrespectful and inaccurate comments about our commissioner a longtime close friend. Of Mine I hold rob in the highest regard and no or Brody's remarks reflective of my views on the organization, and then from Jeff Wilpon to clear up any misunderstandings, it was my suggestion to potentially look into playing. The game later because of scheduling issues, Brody's misunderstanding of a private conversation was and is inexcusable the other layer of events. So that's then you have to say that Brody bandwagoning is winning Jeff Wilpon 's. Understanding of what's going on because if he's questioning Rob Manford or the decision to come back out an hour later, who's ever decision that was that's what brody was really questioning. Yes. Okay and he talked about how the emotions of the day and he just wanted to be there for the players and support them and stick up for their decision. So a lot of back and forth but I think what you said boomer is right and brody's around the players constantly yesterday or was yesterday and. I saw the team? Yes. So he knows he's and might be again soon. Oh, by the way is going to be against the way these things have gone I think after all of this, you know Monday can't come fast enough and Fred Jeff Saul, we'll decide what they're going to do, and hopefully the bids are significant enough that they have to consider them. That's what. You got. The other layer of those statements that people are kind of picking at. Wall Jeff initially in the statement spelled brody's name correctly later when they used it as a possessive with the APOSTROPHE S. they built y instead of an I-IT's people are saying they couldn't even get his name right in the statement so. There's a lot of Arrows Vian slung. That's kind of funny. We'd be out of everything that's going on right now. That's the probably the most minor thing. Just it's funny. It's all right though you could have a great feedback from Dominic Smith. Emotional comments Wednesday night including from his own teammates here was Michael Conforto. But feel of a very, very small percentage of what? He feels and what he's been through and when you when you love guy like the way that the rest of his seem as do you know it's pretty powerful thing. So here's a point. You know I know Dominic said the day before he thinks that most difficult part for him is that people still don't care that just shows that there's hate in people's heart. So when you hear Michael Conforto say that you know Dominic Smith the surrounded by people who actually love him yeah. Who Actually do care for him and actually showed that by not playing yesterday. So you know there are there are all these explosive statements made and we take them. At face value. Yes it's. There are a lot of people care. That's why there are a lot of people that didn't play and so dominic is probably obviously emotional and and it's intense for him and I understand that but. Making declarative statements sometimes aren't totally accurate. He did acknowledge the outpour of support. He got about how it made him feel like they are on the right path to change. So obviously overwhelmed from that aspect of how much he heard from people not just from his own team but he also mentioned that just since Wednesday night's comments he heard. From players from MLB, the NBA, the NFL, as well as multiple TV networks, and that there were people pledging money time and support to help his baseball generations foundation. So that's what he wants. He wants himself and other black players to go back into their communities to leave a positive message and give people hope and give kids. Hope that's what he wants. And that's and think we all support that for sure. Now back to brody, he did discuss actual baseball matters earlier in the day with Joe. Evan here on the fan as you'd expect they grilled him on why Jacob Degrom was held until Wednesday rather than pitching in Tuesday's double header brody says the covert layoff was the deciding factor didn't allow Jacob get his normal pre-start and in. Between, start routine and you know coming off of the mid start ten days earlier, it was too important in too much day to to try to short circuit him just so he can pitch against the Yankees meanwhile trade deadline coming fast the mets obviously aren't playing good baseball to this point one, stop them for making a deal though even if it means giving up more prospects to make. I'm not going to be. Afraid to make a deal that I think puts us in a position to to continue our path to try and to contend win this year and also put us in a position to contend for years going forward. Talked about how you know they don't want to look at the past moves they've made that haven't worked out as far as having you know what I would say. This time if I were going to make a bid on Monday, my bid would include no trades. Don't you make a trade don't stand by just stand Pat I want the team Wade is right now and let me get my guys in there and figure this out. Please stop doing stupid stuff. We are expecting Montgomery and Michael Walkup for game wanted Yankee. Stadium this afternoon as the Yankees and the mets will hopefully get started with this five game series. Our coverage begins at three twenty five. Both teams are TVD for the nightcap though Aaron. Boone detail Joe and Evan. It would likely be bullpen game for them. Then again, Boone says the Yanks haven't had a chance to meet as a team and discuss what's been. Going on across the country and in Pro Sports. So not entirely sure they'll play or if will be some sort of demonstration on their part when we get together as a team and have those discussions and see where we are, you know twenty four hours from now or sixteen hours from now have a better lay of the land. So stay tuned on that as far as the status of Aaron Judge in his calf. Pretty much looks like the same spot and everything You know it does seem minor in nature again but but certainly something that could turn into an I l. stand against. The. Next five games at least. Yeah. You might very well, you know they have to either I think it would be very smart very prudent on their part very cautious. Maybe maybe they want to keep a few other guys how to that'd be nice. Sure. Well, see, Dj Lemay you back some. Good Spoon said that he hit on the field live yesterday he's doing great and he could be activated Saturday you said they weren't back together. Who Wasn't? Oh you said Dj you. I, thought you said the Yankees haven't been together Aaron Boone said that he said that they haven't had a chance to heard the cut. They haven't got a chance to get together as an entire. An entire team. You had the injured guys in there working out yesterday and you had Lemay Giancarlo Stanton are a long lost friend that was out on the field taking live. Also, labor tours was they're doing some running. He's coming along nicely with his hamstring's but boone said, he's a little further away then lemay him. You had seven more and they'll be games postponed as protests, Jacob Blake shooting basically, all teams who were not involved in a double header yesterday did not play but she did have four double dips. The pirates swept the cardinals, red swept the brewers sunny. How good you mentioned the Reds Sunny? Do you see what Sunny Gray is doable? Third. These five and one with an era of like one point nine. He's awesome man Yankee should get him. Oh. But it just goes to show that you really have to match the personality with a either the team or the city or the situation because he has been such a good pitcher elsewhere and here he just wasn't, and then he goes right back to being such a good pitcher. It really is fascinating. Well, that's why Jacob degrom is perfect for here. Close perfect for here I don't know if taxi right or long for here you know I Don't know Stephen Matt's is long for here but the but my point is when you're making these deals at the trade deadline, there's so much more that goes into it. Just saying boy this guy's a good pitcher. You really need to dig deep into the mentality of the guy to know if he can handle it. We've seen that before you know Roger is perfect for him and any pet it was perfect for here at Whitsun wasn't right. Woodson wasn't I understand I'm just saying I, it's so much a lot of people will call up fans will say go get this go at that guy it's not that easy. You just don't know sonny great looks like a completely different human being in Cincinnati right you know who is like the perfect person for this area and played very long time and one super bowl is manny. His personality whether you like it or not or whether you think it's awkward or whether you think it's low key however, you want to describe him. He was perfect for this area because nothing ever got to him nothing you'll. Jones has that type of personality as well? So hopefully, he he has himself Nice career here in new. York to dodgers. Swept the giants both shutouts, mariners and padres split in San Diego. But in Game One, the pod scored what a surprise seven in seven walk off Seattle that rally started with two outs and nobody on base eventually will Myers the game winning three at home? That's why you swing three. Oh. Exactly after but Tomba but they were behind right doesn't matter these. Roads with two outs and nobody on and I'm saying never over I I'm not saying this not. You're saying that when the other team was up, they should be swinging three and out right they should be tacking on. This happens once every one thousand it happens it happens it happens. All right Mr I don't I don't appreciate you know unwritten rules in respect. Hope, you're teaching I stunned by. By you're the you're the coach of run every Ballou one, hundred, hundred until the final out. It's true. One inning one pitch game at times right? Except if you're up by seven runs, then you guys can quit and we'll. Say. Quit I just said no no that is what your side. I never said the word Quinn I would not swing why not swing you're GonNa throw me a pitch right down the middle I'm not a major league baseball player some some I told you before that older traditionalist and guys that have been around the game find that to be reprehensible and insulting good now they're getting paid Right okay. Tough guy but I'm just saying. Sky Is this your teaching your kids when you're coaching your kids these are kids no. As a matter of fact, I've gotten burned by it because we've taken big leads on teams and I've told our kids to stop running and cellular stop. Stop Stop. Stop Sealing that's what I mean it also. On the basis like you wouldn't a normal situation of game. When you go up by seven or eight runs, you'd take you take the foot off the gas pedal a little bit and I've gotten burned by it. Yeah. You don't. You don't steal second when you're up by eight runs and the catcher behind home plate can't reach second base, right? Exactly. What to do? Time you don't WanNa make that kid look bad or feel bad. That's a different story cracks and that's an unwritten rule is. Anywhere, but it's not written anywhere. Literally Kid Professional Baseball I. Think I am I. Really Am stunned by your take on this why? Because Avid respect for the game I mean it's very anti. You look you've ever no no. No. Let's say let's say I'm a basketball coach guys my basketball players and we're up by twenty points. Eight seconds ago again, different scenario hoist up a three game replay. You're wrong. The game is statistically nail your s to the bench and you're not sure because the game is your history over and you're acting like a jerk and you're acting law selfish little. Bad it's a bad comparison. Not Proper, it's a three zero pitch bases are loaded. They're up seven nothing now is true because. Hold on someone sent this to me. I would like to know if this is true you tell me unwritten rules is comes from Joe Muzy Kado on twitter. Off. In nineteen, eighty, nine, boomer assize and threw four touchdown passes. As the Bengals tied a club scoring record sixty, one, seven victory over the oilers. That's true. Did you continue to play at fifty four to seven or the you breaking an unwritten rules No, I was done. But my my head coach called a timeout with about three seconds ago in the game because he wanted to put the kicker out on the field because he wanted to score sixty one points Oh my God. That's a bad one but the opposing head coach who happened to be Jerry Glanville called timeout to try to ice the kicker. Why you gotTa, do. But you have to understand the environment in which we're in between the oilers and the Bengals and Sam Wyche Jerry Glanville to appreciate what the hell happened in that game. Those two coaches hated each other. The two teams hated each other right walked up the Warren. Moon. After the game I say, Hey man. See in a couple of weeks just remind your guys that was on the field but all this crap going. Because I know who's GonNa feel the brunt of it when we see you in a couple of weeks is going to be my ass on the ground and that stupid astrodome down there in Houston and sure enough it was you through a seventy four yard touchdown pass to make it forty five nothing late third quarter. was that was. That was a hitch pass through the Gola at the line of scrimmage. Guy made five guys missing random touchdown. Maybe but it's more fun just to say a seventy four yard touchdown pass up thirty, eight nothing. It's funny. You have you WanNa talk about one of the all-time great ugly nasty rivalries I was a part of. At least three of them in that old AFC central between the browns and the Bengals, the Bengals, the steelers and the Bengals, the oilers and a lot of that was because. There was history between the franchises of shorts, especially, Cleveland and Cincinnati, but man Sam Weiss just got under everyone's skin is sold, but he just got under all the opposing coaches skins with the no huddle offense, all the gimmicks that we were doing. I. Would that we're very effective but coaches hated them. It's a matter of fact bill? Bill Cower would tell there was one the one of the coaches I forget which one it was on Pittsburgh refer to Sam as Wicky Wacky. We're running late here Chris Finish album. Sorry. Yeah. I mean there's not a whole lot more much time to tell you anything other than the NBA players did reverse course they've decided to resume the playoffs that is expected on Saturday Orlando the NHL calling off last night's game as well as tonight's game games they plan to resume tomorrow that impacted the islanders flyers game three. In Toronto and yet nine NFL teams at did not practice or scrimmage yesterday that included the jets and we will hear from some of them along with the giants later on in the show thanks Chris very much by the way Sam had Eric Wilhelm throwing touchdown passes in the fourth quarter fifty, two to seven. Yes I told yes I was announced there that is to prevent. What are you doing? What are you? Why are we doing this Because I'm the one that's going to get my ass kicked the next week That's pretty far in three weeks. When we play them next each the morning show with boomer, Esiason and Greg. boomer and Geo they suffer. Friday. It's hard to believe that it is the end of August, already on what has been your state was our year but that is where we're at. Got Some good news for you All. Right I'm rob I love good news. We need some good news. Don't we I? Yes. I totally agree some good news man love some good news. All right. Here's some good news. Let's go to Mike in Manila Pen Mike. What's happening brother? Morning Missouri sizing what's going on The much. How are you? I'm doing great. So give Jerry is good news. Jerry WanNa get into Nicholas you to say a word don't let former intimidate you. I'm in. Love it. My Man Mike now how you got me and Mike How about just call many or you know I'll talk to my son works of any absolutely. He'll also graduated from S JV ALUMNI ICE. We got a little S Javy connection I like that Saint Javi any for anybody I. So there you go mike and I appreciate it's. For you. Awesome. I'm in I know exactly where you are and like I said, you called me a little earlier. It would have been good and Al for you. This is not a long ride. No, let's. Let's make it for four. We'll bring all bring Gina you, bring your lovely wife. Do a whole thing that we're going to get in. We probably get a free meal now. Business. Timeout a second and they don't do that come on the dial probably come over and be like boomer weaver put on boomers bill. Thank you. That's fine. Put It on my bill right? I'm not looking for a free meal but boomer like to pay. That's fine now. boomer. boomer decided that he was going to pick up your tab all it's so nice and then we'll text boomer. Thank you for. What you guys are. You try to buy into a corner all the time. No not at all you just get this is nice and Jet Ski. I. So I've been told Janet trailer I've been told I want is it will go a long while you make the riot all the way out there to get this trailer and I'm not making video not interesting is big. Is as you go with you know fake them do manual labor now because that's awkward. Talk. Now, how about he follows me? He can follow. What do you mean you gotTa talk is what you do for a living. Yeah but it's in the car. It's closed that really after the first five minutes one is there. He's right because Jerry and I got very comfortable commuting in together of just not speaking while we drove it was we fine with it but somebody new it's very awkward. Because then you get the questions. Come up with or sation it's you sitting. Okasha. What year is this car? What kind of mileage you get on it right You know what? I try to listen to my music listen Maggie or whatever. It might be just drive out peacefully, handle it and go home. All right. Let's go to fill in the West Village Phil. What's happening brother? Hey come on Jeremy how you guys doing great man. On. All right. Thanks for the work done with the appreciate it one hundred percent. Few comments make. Jerry you upset me this morning when you talk to out about retraining tops, how retraining the public. SPEC law. You're not rolling or not. You're not wrong. I'm not arguing to you but I do think there could be better training in every in every walk of life whether it's a cop radio host whether it's a supermarket employees well, no but hold on because you have to tell the whole story Al was asking what, what, what's the endgame what gets improved what do we do now I think that's it I. Think it's we as we advance human beings we try to be better at what we do whether you're a cop whether you're a doctor whether you're a teacher I think we're always trying to improve is that so wrong to say that? No Jamie now, but there's more to stormy you when there's always more to the story I. Get nobody presents that unfortunately, we still want side each talked about us guys are criminals de arrest record say how the weapons And understand right on and You. Know listen all I can tell you is seven shots to the back is the issue and that's what we were talking about yesterday boomer and I spoke about this yesterday it's you know it's not just you know what's going on at that very moment. It's the entire picture I agree with you. I am not arguing you ever chased anybody would've? Come Out Really Let's. Give it thirty days. Let's do the investigation of forty I watching jump the gun. Now, my other issue is sports the this I'm pissed off at all these sports these I don't WanNa follow them anymore. You know why? Because the cockpit killed no big deal what happened tonight let me that's everybody's forgotten about that. Already you know what the mets Yankees different eleven and now over sudden this doing it's so disrespectful. It's amazing what the Society of comfortable. You know. All. Cut What is story please tell the other. Think there's two sides. There's two sides to every single story and as passionate as you are boomer will tell you how passionate guys like Shannon. Sharpe bar and He's told Bart Scott we've we've discussed this how many times? Yes. There are two sides to every story. There's a lot in between I agree with you but I agree with boomer and his friends and colleagues to. Is that wrong knows I felt we appreciate your call and I and I and I listen. And like I said this morning, there has to be a three, hundred, sixty degree conversation not just half the conversations knows the whole conversation and I often say you know if you're a cop. And you have to understand that they're human beings as well and they are trained. Some are abusive. Some aren't most most most most are really great people and they are there to serve and they do protect us in so many different ways as. Let me just finish real quick and I. my feeling is that. If, I were a cop in our in a car and I got a nine one one call and I was going to a domestic violence call a shooting, call a drug dealing call or something like that level of my anxiety is going to go through the roof not how much training that I have the same thing with somebody I would think that is going to war Afghanistan Iraq or you know, Normandy, whatever it may be you can't appreciate that unless. You live that life and you walk a mile, a man's shoes or woman shoes You know when I played football every time before the game, I would have the butterflies in my stomach and the butterflies were there because of the unknown like you just don't know are you going to get hurt today is are you had to be playing well, today is the defense going to have your game plan or you're going to have their game plan you're gonNA winter. You GonNa. Lose you'RE GONNA get beat up. There's always that uncertainty in that intensity and that anxiety that kind of goes along with the game because of the physical nature of the game. So I kinda understand that when you get a nine one one call and you are a cop and you're sitting in your car depending on where you are headed and depending on whether or not you're going after a fugitive or somebody that has a track record and you know. that. Now all of a sudden you're heightened awareness is going to be through the roof and I I I know that that is just an impossible thing for people to understand unless you've walked a mile in their shoes and that's why that NYPD baseball softball shirt is going to remain in the studios for as long as I'm here because were Never GonNa forget the guys that were executed and and it's it's bad on both sides in in certain respects but. Jerry we we sit here. We try to talk about sports, but sports is kind of. Overtaken this whole discussion, and it's one of the reasons why we spend so much time talking about it and what you just said was exactly what I was going to say this is why this conversation is so difficult for someone like myself to have I have never walked a mile of foot a step six feet and a cop shoes and I've never I don't know what it's like to be black in America I don't know how we're supposed to speak so. Eloquently from either side when I haven't been on either side, most of us haven't, and it's like we have the and this is to me this is the problem with society quite frankly we all sit here and we scream and yell about opinions have of us have opinions base would know facts. We don't know how can I yell and scream honestly about what a cop is doing or not doing when I've never been in a patrol car when I've never I told. You I have friends that are cops, the stories they tell me Oh horrifying and I don't go to work every day. I, don't I also don't want it. I also don't know what it's like to be a black person in America I have no idea and yet we sit here and we act like we do. That's the problem. It's a big problem. That's where conversation comes in the three hundred sixty degrees conversations that you're talking about that need to be had. You know because most of us don't know we act like we do and we don't and you know the the other thing too is we're living in a pandemic with left a lot of at home which led to a lot of drug use in a lot of communities, not just the black community every community suburban communities, urban communities drug use is on the rise of mental health is on the you know needs to needs to be more prevalent than ever before. We have our kids that are not going to school or home learning. They're not going to be able to play sports in certain situations. I mean the collateral damage of this pandemic in the way that decisions have been made around it have really had a profound effect on the society. It really has I believe anyway, I may be a mistake. About, something and I want to make sure that I get this. Right Hey Chris and hal what's happened? Did I say rooster barrel when I should've said barrel and rooster. Yeah but Jerry did the same thing too. So you guys are both wrong a barrel and barrel and roosters nickless's barrel and rooster you people over there middletown and down there in red bank everybody knows where what are what I'm talking about though. Right all right magazine. Hung Up. All right. Great. All right. So barrel and rooster. Yeah. As a matter of fact, I took a picture of the the menu. And Menu is unbelievable. The really one of those cool can't wait to go allie casual menus. So when you in the break I'll show you a picture I took the bar inside yeah, and how people are social distancing and being smart and being careful and being good you go. So the social distancing police can you know back could chill pill and relax it's okay to go out to dinner with your friends and socially distance enjoy a nice meal and the and the well I wouldn't say you know Ju- now is a great guy to hang out with but the editor there are still a little tough to each morning show with boomer Esiason and Greg, analogy boomer and Geo reggae. Back on Monday I. Hope he is enjoyed his week off. He's actually has some pretty good weather did. So we know that he'd take the boat there or no I. Think he did I think the boat was fixed by the folks starcraft. That's what I'm assuming I have not been touched with much like you guys are not in touch with me when all vacation and I like it that way. Yeah. He Really Dino he checks out and I think it's a good thing. I haven't seen him on social media nothing like he's been gone. So I hope you enjoyed I, mean his off man. Yeah. which is not a bad thing. Have you have you ever done that we've turned the phone off for two three days at a time or four days or at the very least logged out of social media and not even looked at it. Social Media Yes but I do a lot of reading I read constantly. So I'm always reading. You know you know news story sports stories. Whatever the whatever the issue may be, whatever may catch my fancy. So I'm always constantly reading that that I will say constantly well, yeah, and you're that IPAD which is awesome and you have a newark post on that one. Yes. So here's the deal. So hockey nothing yesterday nothing today. So the islanders and flyers tomorrow. Now for game three, they're tied one one and with the basketball they postponed. Now you said today I did not see that it was official that they're not playing today. So it looks like tomorrow that both leagues are going to start. Saturday backup Saturday. Track Day pause and I did read Doc rivers really thought that the season was the playoffs were going to be over and I guess Michael Jordan was the one. Now I know he's an owner and I get these Michael Jordan at the end of the day but it does sound like he was the one that came in and saved the rest of the post season because you had guys like Lebron James and Kawhi Leonard Interested not playing any longer and the one quote I saw was and this goes back to. Our conversation I think from Wednesday or maybe even Thursday I guess we've probably yesterday when we were talking about if Lebron ops not to play and others WanNa play what happens. There was one quote it was pretty much whatever Lebron does we're doing and so Jordan must've gotten to him and they figure things out and then they get back how how do you think things change? You know in terms of the game message? Do you think that all of these post game press conferences will be surrounded now? Oh Yeah. What's happening? I would think during the players perspective. Yes. And like I tried to tell you A. You're not going to be able to change anybody's mind they are locked in. They are they are committed they're intense about it, and it's going to be a part of it in their bill out of people that were like the message. They'll be a lot of people that you know find it to be. You know distracting that they want to love their basketball players to love their basketball and they WANNA get away from their own life and their own business and their own stress and sit down and watch these great players play their sport, and that goes for all sports and. I saw where I think it was Naomi Osaka who took herself out of the western southern and also. A number of people have taken themselves out of the US Open some cove in nineteen related others because of this particular issue and she was one of them and she was like, you know I don't want to entertain people. I'm sorry she is coming back to play though now I don't know maybe she has maybe she had second thoughts I don't know I I was going by what yesterday's report was. So maybe this is a new report as opposed to yesterday's older your report right. By the way you know the looking at the schedule beyond unders will play on Saturday afternoon game on Saturday that will be the national telecast on NBC now so I guess from that standpoint, it's good. I know I was disappointed. I was looking forward to watching a couple of games last night both baseball, and of course, the islanders in the flyers. But now we have to wait until Saturday. Let's go. Let's see. Let's see. Let's see. Let's go to I. FE- out in Monroe. See what's happening? The morning. Good. Morning what's up? Thank you. Thank you so much for taking my call a longtime listener. Thank you I I commend Gary on the statement that you made few minutes ago I I in my own ears. That was a very compassionate Talk Kelly statements. And everybody do need training Even in my own family, I was on with this incident my wife had a different take my son. Has a different take on the web black family. Know Jagmetti's what else do we need the public needs to be trained to respect enforcement. Officers to needs to be better trained to understand that insurgency tuition there must be a cool head or. The per person. So everyone does either turning i. we just sit back. Take a good look at these things and see where we can all come together on make improvement but I think you got so much. I appreciate you hearing Jerry's words clearly i. think what Jerry wants like what we all want. We want our lives and get back to normal. We want everybody to have a chance at a very good life and we want equality for everybody. You know both Jerry and I've worked very hard to get where we are today and sacrificed a lot on our way to get here and I think that's something that is great about this country. Let's go to Michael Board Michael What's happening brother. Good morning guys. Thank you for taking my call. Can I ask one question before address my point, your yeah. I heard I believe Jerry said seven shots was the issue? If it was only one shot does that change your view of the incident, but we can't go through hypotheticals it is what it is. Now I know that. So if it's seven oh one that his issue, my issue is this I keep hearing the cops need to be trained. I'm a white guy. Sixty years of age I grew up to be fearful of police never liked police I drove drunk in the seventies and eighties like we all did. Cops were nice to us but they they they they I never really liked their authority they came down on us but there was one thing we were taught as children. You never resist arrest. Cops all their training that you don't see on the video occurs before the try to de escalate the discussion with the perpetrator in this case in my opinion, and then all of a sudden. Cops go to arrest sorry Sir I have to put you under arrest and that is the red lawing that the COPS Have to have the trump card. They cannot be civil once you resist arrest their lives become endanger. Why do we need a COP? Who Live is endangered to be super civil needs more training the line you do not cross as a civilian when dealing with beliefs is to never ever ever resist arrest deal with it in court deal with post arrest deal with civil environment. But once police life is in danger we must as a civil society. Shy with the beliefs otherwise, there's GonNa be anarchy like we are seeing why is nobody addressing the notion? That resisting arrest is really really bad and you open yourself up to an ending. That is not going to be agreed to by half the population right out of the gate and Michael I want to say this to you You brought it up today we have brought up before and I brought it up for years on this radio station that society needs to be better and that we are asking our cops to do the impossible in many many situations and some situations they're not trained for in terms of de Escalation but also know from my friend Jim O'Neill, the former commissioner of the. NEW YORK? Police Department. He told me that they've worked very hard on community policing to get the cops out into the community to make a difference in other ways and they have, and if you follow them on their twitter account, you will see where cops are out in the community and all races are involved in this and I do believe that the NYPD reflects. The population that serves. As their bad here there. Yes. But like we always say far more. Better cops than there are bad cops and those cops need to be respected, and that's one of the reasons why community policing does work cops on the beat cops walk in the street cops getting involved in boys and girls clubs cops getting involved in. Whatever their interests may be and how they can impact. Positively. And inspire young children to grow up to be respectful and to be successful. So there's a lot of that is going on. It just never gets talked told about unless you follow it on twitter because nobody wants to talk about all the great things that cops do they all wanna focus on a bad thing and isn't that the basis of the news and weather it's mega. Negative and on top of all of it, you know we're in a political season. Let's face it in if anybody why right and if anybody watched you know the RNC. Convention speeches last night you saw whole thing about Nitra here, New York and how they just trashed blasios totally trashed him. The people who live there and they. They lauded president trump for supporting and highlighting what was going on and what has been going on in these housing projects. I that was stunning to me I had no idea that was coming. And it was it was very, it was very moving actually. Let's. Go to Sean. Sean what's happening? Hey guys. Thanks taking my shit. BOOMER WANNA. Thank all you do for law enforcement. Myself and I really appreciate it. You're welcome. mainly, any Brodie van wagon when I just can only happen to the method. GonNa Happen to anybody. Do, you think that the Wilpon will use this to Kinda get brody out the door being that they're good friends and Manfred or is this GonNa be forgotten about come next week I think the I, think the apologies will be accepted by all I. I know that Brody and Jeff do have a very good relationship and I'm very good working relationship. I think this was a just a real miscalculation on brody. It was two things it was miscalculation on him and it looks bad and it reflects on the mets there's no question about it but at the other on the other side of it, I also think it makes brody look good because he does understand what the players are all about. So it's A double double edged sword. So I look I personally think that whoever they decide to sell the team to is going to come in and clean. House so this is. His last is last foray into this. In my own personal opinion GM. Yes. Agent again yes, and he will seamlessly get back into that and You know that's where his future will be because it has not gone great here with the morning show with boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti boomer and Geo a summer Friday I've been for Geo Christopher Steele for me Chris. Good Morning Good Morning fellas powerful on field moment at city field last night at. The mets and Marlins took the field for their scheduled seven ten, start a forty, two second moment of silence, and then they left doffing their caps to each other along the way. The only thing left behind a black lives matter t shirt laid out over home plate you had jd Davis throwing his arm around Dominic Smith as the mets reached, the dugout went back into. Their clubhouse and no baseball played last night in. Queens. That was one of seven MLB Games postponed as pro athletes continue to react to the shooting of Blake in the ongoing racial unrest in our country and that was really the high point of Thursday for the Metro organization unfortunately, somewhat overshadowed by the drama that played out with Brody van wagon more from this hot Mike. Live camera stream via the mets website leaked out yesterday when there was still some question if the mets, the marlins would play Brody critical of commissioner, Rob Manfred and speaking with two other unidentified met staffers and it was his understanding. Manfred. One of the mets to delay the game by an hour comeback out and played a ten rather than postponement because of scheduling issues rush. Do fly up on the same day. Game on Sunday. Eighty flats after the game. So that's just still trying push game and at one point he said of Manfred quote he just doesn't get it. So that went viral in the hours that led up to the moment of silence the forty two second moment of silence out on the field and Brodie, eventually released an apology statement saying he got the whole thing wrong and later reiterated that with the media you know clearly I, misunderstood both the. First. Recommendation or suggestion that might we might have an alternative to what the players were going to do, and secondly, I didn't have the tone of the context to it. Players didn't WANNA play. He thought Manfred was GonNa Force where do you think he got it from boomer? You think you overheard it. 'cause you don't just make that stuff up. Yeah I don't know who he's talking to I. Don't know who called him I. Don't know if Jeff Wilpon made the suggestion and maybe he thought. Robb Manfred told Jeff Wilpon that and then Jeff told that brody when in fact Jeff came back and said it was his idea. If, you listen to the full thing. It seems pretty clear. He got it from Jeff Wilpon in their one on one conversation, and then what he's saying after the fact is that he just misinterpreted whose idea was exactly so and he played it on rob. So but then again, you fast forward. He's really saying Jeff does get it. Pretty. Much. Our last from West islip by. Mike from West is Michael Weiss I. so basically asking about now, do you think brody is going to be in trouble because Jeff and I said no, I think they got a pretty good relationship and this The in in the intensity, the anxiety and the stress levels for everybody in the players, the front office people, the owners, the commissioners of these leagues has got to be at an all time high got to be an all time you had jeff saying it was his idea via Fred Wilpon to push it back. So the whole thing really just turned is always always Fred wilpon idea well if. Right exactly well, Fred men. Fred suggested it to Jeff Jeff, brought it throughout Manfred and then brody got that whole thing wrong. Whatever store you choose to believe. It I just wanted to You blaming Fred. Personally my view of it was that. This came from Manfred and that they covered it up I don't have any all. So you're Ranford I mean, that was my that was my feel watching brody seem to really have a strong opinion when you watch the. Watch the full video of what leaked out and then as they try to piece it together. After the fact I think that was one of those behind closed doors. Hey, he's a friend of ours. So Brody's GonNa Fall on the Sword Jeff I'll say was my they didn't seem to all have their stories straight maybe maybe I'm just trying to look for controversial. I have no proof to to to suggest that's the case that was my interpretation I hate to say I was GonNa say maybe Jeff had a meeting with brody milwak- say Brody we're trying to sell the Goddamn You're right. You might be very right about that. We we need the commissioner to support whoever we're going to sell the team to. Yeah. Only the mets I hate to say that. A lot of kind of tentacles to this whole thing and you had the joint statements from Fred and Jeff Rippin brody late last night he spelled his name correctly and incorrectly and So just the latest eyesore for their organization. Meanwhile, they even had the best tweet he said is Brody van wagon in a better GM Brodie van wagon and his name is different. Than was great. Yes. Positive vibe stemming from Dominic Smits, emotional comments, Wednesday night got a lot of great feedback and support from teammates, peers and others in professional sports still overwhelming. Moment physicist move you know my peers are my teammates, my brothers, the Front Office, the coaching staff, and you heard that from brody earlier in the day when he joined Joe and Evan here on the fan what's going on is is upsetting what I saw from Dom Smith yesterday upsets me that he's feeling that pain that no black people across the country are feeling the pain and it out. It's outrageous. It really is all part of the reaction. We're. Seeing across pro sports and in this country right now back to baseball, mets need to start winning trade deadline right around the corner was near the halfway point of this sixty game season and brody says, they won't be afraid to make a big move if necessary our planets to contend every year and we'll have to consider moving prospects at the right time. For the right deals we won't We won't let past decisions impact what we think a right decision. It's amazing. I. Mean You had that you had the video leak you had his statement you had his zoom press conference I mean he he was very yesterday. He was out there you give him credit. He didn't rip on guys from hiding things he was front and center that was the one Chris I. said he came out last night and he took full responsibility whether it was him fall on the sword whether it was Manford idea whether it will whoever it was he hundred per se and blame the fact that the that the press conference room was live he said my bed he just took accountability yes, he Did. Now, we look ahead to this five game subway series expecting Jordan Montgomery Michael Walk. For Game One at Yankee Stadium this afternoon we'll have coverage beginning at three twenty five here on the fan bowl teams TVD for the nightcap Aaron Boone to tell Joe and Evan. They'll likely have a bullpen game. Then again, we'll see what the Yankees decide to do after they played the double header Wednesday off yesterday. Here's Boone on the road ahead for them here we have not really talked certainly as a team about the things going on the last couple of days thinks they'll play, but he says they'll talk about it as. A team logistics kind of prevented them from doing that. Again, he said it's possible Aaron Judge Lands on the AL with his calf tightness that popped up again on Wednesday. But as for the other injured guys, they seem to be doing quite well either situations that we feel like are going to be more short term in nature and that we feel like the bulk of these guys are going to be coming back to us in the coming days and weeks Dj Lemay, you could return as early as tomorrow. He Giancarlo Stanton took live BP at the stadium yesterday glacier tours was there running as well and Boone? said, he was looking good little further away than Lemay Hugh. They still have a couple of pitchers on the I L. I meant to share this yesterday. Yes. Network ran a graphic the other night I think after the double header Wednesday, the pitcher injury numbers. So they had the I l. stints through the first thirty one days of the season just to compare the last couple years to this shortened season. So two thousand, eighteen, you had forty-three guys last year you had fifty one again through the first thirty one days at the season. Keep in mind normally it's colder weather in eight right this year ninety eight. Wow. And that's excluding any covert nineteen related stuff So just goes to show that short in summer camp seems to be having an impact on these pitchers remaining healthy you had the seven other games postponed as protests, including the mets and the marlins. Basically all teams who weren't involved double header yesterday did not play hit a couple of sweeps pirates over the cardinals red swept the braves dodgers swept the giants, both of those shutouts for La as they improved to twenty four and nine mariners and padres split in San Diego. But in Game One, the pod scored seven in the seven to walk off Seattle. Meyer saw. The. Simply. padres been good. Did you notice how fast the ball hit the bat that he called it a home run? Yeah. Heard Reaction You. Myers knew it was gone. It was like instant. Fun To Watch, I will say that they are. With two outs and nobody on base. Can they overcome the dodgers who are clearly the best team in the Bay in Baseball? I don't know the I don't know if and when they'd see them in the playoffs. So I just wonder I got all this young town obviously many Machado's out there and everything else. I. Just not are they seasoned enough maybe in this crazy season of only sixty games, they will be I mean but they're having fun. They're hitting home runs. There are obviously swinging at three zero pitches when the bases loaded into seventh-inning saw. Nothing. Love it. That's always the key when it comes to the posts you're right but they are funding. There's no question that they've rebuilt the team. Right? They just got to hope to have enough pitching. That's right. Three homers yesterday to in Game One and did you see the ball Totti's junior hit? Yes. A bomb on the roof of that building they've got down the left field line, his thirteen we saw that building I love that ball I love that play. That's one of my favorites. If not my favorite that what a great place to watch a game really is for the outfield. Lines to the buildings they didn't knock down that they kept up as they rebuilt around it really tell you you look at their starting pitching not exactly household name. That's. Really, it I I don't know the Goering everybody they're just bombing everybody they are because. When I look at who they have. I. Mean. This would be the problem boomer in terms of overtaking the dodgers because Denilson Lament is there acc he's he's fine after that Chris Paddock Zach. Davies remember him when he was all the rage early last year with the with the game he pitched against the mets, right? Now that you bring that up. Yes, I do. Think about them. Again, if you look at their scores and you look at their highlights, it's a lot of home runs a lot of runs and I mean, right. But what happens? I know I know that's why that's why problem can they can they overtake the dodgers in the in the West I don't think they can. But I'll tell you one thing like I feel like they're a team that is on the cusp. Yes. There on the cups are they're almost there but they don't have the experience. They may be missing a piece here to there in the maybe in the bullpen but in the lineup with those guys, it reminds. Kind like with the braves are right now. Young Grass of. Talent that is just hitting bombs all over the place not a lot of outs in that lineup no. Yes. NBA Players are deciding to resume the playoffs that's expected Saturday Lebron, I guess slept on, it changed his mind on boycotting the season and Michael Jordan very much involved on both sides as he spoke with the NBA Players Union before going into that meeting with the NBA Board of Governors yesterday. So he's kind of been the middleman between the players and the owners they get all that worked out NHL called off. It's. And tonight as well. They planned to resume tomorrow when the islanders and flyers will resume their season and this was really player driven. I know some of the black players in the League not happy with the League's response or lack thereof, and they spoke on that yesterday former ranger. Kevin Shattenkirk was the one to reach out to some of the black players yesterday morning got the conversation started before they got the league to call off the Games shattenkirk says they've got their backs. You know obviously in a predominantly white sport they've they feel alienated but. They have the support of every single one of us. So the players kind of spearheading this whole movement here are more so than the league. But the league supporting their decision and they will resume tomorrow nine NFL teams did not practice or scrimmage yesterday. The jets were on that list we heard from Bradley McDougal back on. Wednesday said, the players have had enough of what's going on whatever solution proposed to come up with as a community you know these athletes would these platforms but. Getting sick missing tired dancing and he made the point that he is t and his teammates once they leave work could have very well been in a situation like Jacob Blake I'm African American. Man. Easily consumed as I walk out of one draw I'm just another bladder. I don't know how a COP hydrates tattoos bigger than average male, but I love how the COP is. GonNa be me so I guess it all depends on if somebody calls nine one one on him. I, suppose right I mean. Again, the facts are the facts somebody called nine, one one and we was Jacob Lakes girlfriend called nine one one on him and that's why the cops were there in the first place right and I was in just it's again it's a very sensitive topic but it's a topic that needs to be discussed within all communities. It's all communities you know it's And I just think that it's You if you're going to have the conversation and they're going to be tough, there's no question about it that you have to wonder why the cops are there in the first place. Who called them? Why did they call them? In. What led up to this whole thing Yup and then why was it? Not de-escalated why did it get escalated and I'll come back to what I've said to why is that part of the story never told? It no, it hasn't been told I I think I think in a lot of these cases it has been told I even remember. George Floyd. And what happened there we're all disgusted by with by what we saw the eight minutes and forty six seconds will never forget that that video is really really tough to watch and I can understand that if I were a black man in this country and I saw that how it would affect me because I I've told you I've heard the stories a thousand times and I've listened intently to those stories and I'm sensitive to those story so I can understand the anger, but I also WanNa know why things like this get started in the first place Have some more football info for you. Next Hour. quickly, the jets did trade for another running back yesterday by the way conditioning seventh round pick to the dolphins for their waved running back Kaelin. Balaj. That's another Adam Gates connection from his dolphins David Levy on bell had a sore groin. Kidding so you're okay. Running back depth chart quite a bit. We'll see what happens with bell here moving forward. All Right Chris Great job each morning show with boomer Esiason, Gregg Giannotti, boomer NGO once again I am stirring a steel wall with boomer on the other side of it, but it's got a nice I can say hello to in between breaks and go in and say, Hey, to fliegelman and I can stare at Lopresti texting on his phone and and Al doing what he does as well. Hi Chris. How are you? Are. We allowed to talk about the mets Yankees a little bit of that's something you'd rather hold off for I. Know I like to do the calls in the last segment and we could always get to more if you'd like but we do have a relatively important subway series in terms of baseball starting today with two games for two teams that desperately need wins and only one of them is going to come out. With more than the other and for the team that winds up losing, dare I say three four or five of these games? I'm not. GonNa say they're going to be in trouble because the Yankees will find their way into the playoffs no matter what I really believe that I. Think they're that good there that depot sixty spot. Now, what's the sixteen eleven but they are dropping like a hot rock there two and a half. Now. I wouldn't call them dropping like a hot rock. Dropping. They're not dropping five in a row that's dropping. Then no dropping like a hot rock would be eleven sixteen having lost seven in a row. They're not. They're fine and I think they will be fine. The concern I do have though are for the mets because if they have a bad series here, you've got turmoil with the GM and the owners you've got a new owner likely coming in soon final bids are due on. I guess it would be Monday This is this to me is a maker break series for them and what's probably even more concerning I. Know It was address and understand why is the fact and we talked about it that Jacob Degrom doesn't pitch in any of these five games not two, not three five of them because of the way the covert rules broke down and shook out and you're looking at a series where I don't know who the hell pitching for that I really don't like I. I've by the way the same thing for coal to by the way. That's fair. You're absolutely right and you know right you in the series either. I would've have loved to see a match up with those guys that would've been a great. Yeah. You know wouldn't that have been great like the second half of one of these doubleheaders. Also. happened. To Go toe-to-toe seven inning game. No doubt and you would have expected both of them to go seven innings actually start and finish the game which would have been real. Cool. But that's not the world we're living in right now and that's not going to. Throw then one of them would have lost the game because you know the other team would have started with on second base. Very and extra any setting, right? Yeah. No, you're right. I mean I don't know. I. Just. I just look at this series and I don't necessarily believe. I'm not one of those things stuff off the field carries onto the field and I would hope in the midst case it doesn't for what happened yesterday. But for them you know for the Yankees again, I think they'll be fine. I can't get swept this weekend in five games or will they. But I think for the mets they need to get out to a decent start tonight you know. They they've got two games here and anything less than a splits a big problem because I could see it's spiraling out of control very quickly for them, and then you're looking at, you know and mother we and we'll be looking at a September of nothing. Now, you'll still play for something because eight teams from each league will make the playoffs. But at that point, we're really are you you know Rick Portillo has been bad Michael. Walker has barely pitched Noah syndergaard's gone marcus stroman left Yohan assessment is packed up and left what it's just a straight. To me was amazing for the mets. They obviously had the interruption due to nineteen right after their August nineteenth. Win Against Miami didn't come back again until Miami. On August twenty fifth of this week lost two in a row. They got shut out in that double header they come back and win, and now they get interrupted because of the social justice issues and the question that I would have given the fact that. How Emotional Dominic Smith was two days ago and how emotional he was yesterday. Just. From a pure team, wide spirit kind of feeling is this going to bring this team together regardless of what the GM and the owner and what ownership is doing does this bring this team together in some way shape or form and I, hope it does. For their sake. And I hope it it does have a profound affect on them on the field and hopefully they become closer together. Hopefully, they've learned a little bit more about each other but `Damas already popular in that locker room anyway. but I think maybe even more. So now as the team is rallying around him as he seems to be the the the loan black player that is. Kind of. The example that is being set so You know I I would just say that maybe this is. Maybe this'll be an interesting good thing for the mets on the field, and on that note I hope it kid like Dominic Smith goes on a tear because the one thing that stood out a lot stood out but in terms of baseball, the one thing that stood out when he was speaking the other night was how the game is safe haven and when he's on the field blocks everything else out and he feels very comfortable and he's on the field and he's doing what he needs to do and no better time right now for him to go out and just tear it up and he certainly has the the capability to do that and that could help this. Team. Get on a run because as we talk about, they need it in some way shape or form. You know if you look at a lot of teams in baseball and I know there are teams that are having you know really good starts to the season or good first halves. We've mentioned the dodgers and padres the white sox have been outstanding. So you know the mets were one of few teams I think that really are yet to put together any sort of winning streak and I don't mean three cabinet is three games there. Hi, mark for the year probably is you know I mean this is a team that's looking from talking about ten eleven games in row aerobic. Together five in a row, seven of Eight, eight of nine feet actually start to believe in them. The Yankees have done it already when the Yankees are capable of and the Yankees will do it again, we haven't seen the mets do that yet this year and part of that's been the pitching I mean, just the other night with Priscilla you see puts them in a hole in the second inning before you can even breathe they need to do then prove that they can I'm not sure that they're capable of it right now. Not. What I WANNA, say I wanNA see an eight and to run over ten game span exactly my point right and you know the other thing too is that the Yankees are not coming to town or in town with Judge Stanton Torres I mean if there's ever a time to beat the Yankees now is the time do so especially when you're not going to be facing call the rest of their pitchers haven't been great they've been okay. I would also say that you want to do exactly what Atlanta just did and you just want to jump all over them early in these games so. Atlanta pitched really well though I know they did. I know. The end the Yankees lineup is not what the Yankees lineup was week one very true although the mayhew likely back this weekend which does help them. You're right. It's a different team, but here's the thing about that too. You know we've lauded them for a year and a half about next man up next man up everybody produces I'm not going to sit here and all of a sudden say, well, you know. They don't have their big guns. I mean they have been damn good for a really long time and whether it's Ford whether it's Tuchman whoever it spin these guys have come up and produced, and if you shut down this lineup, what you deserve, it earned it because there's nothing easy about this line of even with the big guys out because the secondary guys like I mean look voids turned into a household. Name we didn't who was eighteen months ago and think I'm right or wrong though I mean he's been that good. He's still a homerun threat every time he steps the plate Aaron Hicks is still a damn good player. Brett Gardner aging still a good player. You know this team is not a and they get back to me it means something. So and Gary Sanchez is still Gary Sanchez. The problem is you Don't know which Gary Sanchez you're getting from pitch to pitch. Let alone game to game. You know you know what's interesting is the financial aspect of sports right now and what does the future hold and if you're a player and you're looking for a contract extension and your name's not Patrick Mahomes or does Shawn Watson or Dak, Prescott, you know what? What money is available, how much money is going to be available I think that's probably part of the discussion that was had with the NBA players about trying to finish the season and crown a champion and and use that platform for whatever voice you want to know put out there and I just I because there are no fans and because we are going to have the start of next year season at the end of this year literally three months from now hopefully hopefully, i Mike I don I know the NHL has extended its CBA and that. means that the salary cap is flat for the next four years eighty one point, five, million dollars. So that means like if you are a free agent to be or somebody looking for a major contract extension, you know teams are GonNa have to be really smart about how they are paying people. The same thing can be said for a guy like him hayward in Pittsburgh, one of the best defensive Lineman in the NFL and he'd love to have a contract extension and he wants one right now and they're out there talking in in. Pittsburgh. As if like wait a minute, we don't really know what the financial future is given. The fact that we can't have any fans at these games. We still have so many questions that need to be answered in so many ways. On top of the mets possibly. Well possibly, but being sold in the midst of being sold and how much money they are going to go on her at the worst time the probably sell the franchise and the you remember if we go back about which I would say a couple of months ago. This was the conversation I was having to when earlier in the year the mets are being valued at a specific number and you know people would fans would say, well, there were this they should be spending that and my point was yeah. But circumstances change maybe the team's not worth what it was and we're seeing that right in front. Of, our eyes at one point we were looking at a number for the mets I wanNA say two point, six, two, point, seven, billion dollars I think for an now for eighty percent of it right? Right for eighty percent of the team whereas now from what I'm reading, it looks like two billion dollars now I, understand we're talking about rich people getting richer. That's a difference of six, hundred, million dollars though that is vanished from what they thought. They might get just a few months ago because of whatever the circumstances are. No fans TV contracts limited schedule whatever things change in a matter of eight nine. Weeks to half a billion dollars like the mets need to do is they need to get Jeff bezos involved in this process. I agree and then by that whole thing over there, and then he could put all his Amazon stuff over there and everything else and you re warehouse chop shops and all the the the the the manufacturer, and that the manufacturing the distribution centers and all that and you. But if I want to drive for Amazon, I don't driving out there. Yeah. I think all the merchandise listen Amazon. Invested. You know couple of hundred million in long. Island so I did see that. I'm all for it but I'm just like what get basis in Bob he could buy the entire League for God's sake. Yes he could. His worth is ridiculous and so as the net worth of a lot of these guys that are going to bid on the southern California is home to millions of drivers. So the open road is rarely open, and unfortunately as we all know, a lot of drivers aren't always focused on navigating. The street in front of them. 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And we'll see if al.. All right I'll do it while you're reading. That's what I'm saying. That's what I WANNA do. that. Over you just dusting off of your hand, their crumbs probably powder from donut. Could GRANOLA crumbs. Doors on the weekend the. Doors early, very early, and in the meantime I'm looking at your t shirt you have the hungerthon t shirt on. That's pretty fitting. He didn't realize. From the twenty nineteen Al's having his own hungerthon going on right now let's right Tatra. Those are nice shirts by the way. This is a nice fitting t shirt. It's best t shirt I think they have they've had it's Maroon Collie, which is cool. You don't see that a lot got the Qatar before we get to see lower you ready. Yes. So you're gonNA talk and while you're talking I'm doing the right. Do. Its joint pain. Okay. Got It. Yeah. Are you ready? You're making these choices right got it. That's why I wanted to know my motivation. All right. Here it goes. This is what I did this morning. Hey, guys boomer here for Muscle and joint pain. Body aches strains. Arthritis is flaring up Oh turn blue EMU super strength with real EMU EMU oil. It acts as fast as you and you won't stink. PUGH listen we all love reliving our glory days. I get it. But whether playing golf. Ball with the boys. For maybe lives just catching up with you. Blue EMU. EMU oil that penetrates deep to relieve arthritis pain. Sore, muscles. Joints And More Don't wait. Blue EMU today at any leading tower or on Amazon all. So you can make Jeff Bezos even richer. Your had one in the middle there on and on and on. Thank you. Thank you very. I. Mean there fleas you should be the pain voiceover guy I would love to do that for the radio station. Yeah. I'll send that Zach and let him pick which one he wants to use. Okay. Very. Well done. All right. Well, with that having been said, hopefully, there's no pain during Chris's update here if there is feel free to chime in Allison Sound Effects Chris Lopresti. Guide let's hear some more rony then wagging. Live cameras situation. They probably could of used Al's noises during that yesterday to block out some pretty was saying. So it accidentally streams on the mets website or not accidentally depending on what and who you choose to believe. We Know Brody was critical of Rob Manfred suggesting he was trying to force the mets and Marlins to play last night at city field but an hour later than originally scheduled, there were ongoing discussions between Manfred and Jeff Wilpon throughout the day was brody sticking up for his boss. He's Jealous players form of, but also tower is operatives. He has to be a messenger for to be thrown at us and I told Jeff. Are playing. Implicit Kevin. S. Talking to unify. Noah Chris I agree with you. I agree with you I. Think this probably did come from the Commissioner's office because they're concerned about getting the Games in and I think they took a bullet for him I do trying to clean it up. Are they that's possible Yup after that goes viral brody releases an apology statement. He says he misunderstood the whole situation who suggested what called his criticism unfounded later addresses with the Median zoom call. Now I recognize that there was brainstorming about suggestions and that it wasn't rob- of in his leadership that was that was requiring or or mandating anything by any stretch of the imagination Manfred released his own statement basically reiterating that exact point, Jeff and Fred Wilpon later released joint statements very critical of brody but apparently couldn't decide how they want to spell his name statements. Anyway the whole thing was a mess in between. All that you did have the poignant moment at city field is the mets and Marlins did take the field at seven ten. The national anthem was played that a forty two second moment of silence than they left the field leaving behind a black lives matter t shirt draped over home plate that quite a scene, a lot of reaction and support for Dominic, Smith after his emotional press conference Wednesday night Louis Rojo's humbled a first impression. was was just how proud I was that he came out and shared these emotions in charities, opinion things and he's taught and and he gave me some perspective support from his teammates as well. You had Smith Michael Conforto, Dylan, Betances, and Robertson can altogether with the media last night Conforto, the team's player. Rep speaking up here it really touched all of us in the clubhouse just to see how how powerful his statements were. Was dom his brother. So you know we stand behind him all those affected by this ongoing situation now, as far as the baseball goes mets and Yankees about kickoff this five game subway series bowl teams face pitching questions as far as getting through these games right now, we know the mets have moved Seth Lugo into their rotation further handicapping their bullpen. We did see that right away the other night against Miami not to fear though Brody says the real Edwin Diaz is back in Oh boy it's been a different guy this year we've seen. A lot more of the. That we traded for and he's been high impact guy and I think that he's going to be leaned onto that going forward. Is He serious? Like was that a real clip? Yes, it was. Yes. I. Was with Joe and Evan yesterday, how did they respond to that? That I'd have to go back to the raw because, of course that was not in the the sound bite that I have access to in our system. Jerry. But saying he's been horrendous his not been the same guy that was in Seattle. Now he's been he's he's been more impactful as far as getting swings and misses I think with stuff and has not getting out, right? Yes. We hasn't given up as many homers. That's the positive thing. But yeah, he's not closing games because he blew games in the early part of the season he was born in Germany because he was the top closer in the American league he blew all those games last year he blew the second game this year and right after that game they basically took him out of the high leverage situations. Now, there have been some times where he said the come in and get those kiosks and he's been able to do that but he is not doing what they brought him here for no not. Is Better but is better this year than he was Lascher He was atrocious, right? Yeah. But being better than last year, not that difficult to do and it's Set very low right exactly. But I'm just saying I understand why he said what he said it again, the the point being like apron you brought him here to be your closer. Yeah, and he is not your closer after the second game of the season you decided he is not your closer boomer I'm honestly stunt he said that I really am not anybody we may say anyone with two is can see that that's not true. Just added to the list for Brody yesterday there was a lot going on hopefully has left leg cramping has subsided and he'll be available for. For today's Douglas Deadwood do it Oh Bj does go get fluids just leave right Maybe. The Rub a little blue EMU on their. He'll be just fine right now. I. Look for Jordan Montgomery. Michael Walker the expected starter shame stadium today we'll have coverage three, twenty, five both teams tvd what a surprise for the nightcap that's the new thing everyone it is funny though you're right though it's funny when you go to Elmo Dot Com and you look at the schedule for the day and you see either I think ESPN puts the TB? The MLB. Reversed one of them just leave it blank. I do Kinda feel bad for baseball though overall in general. Because covid nineteen outbreaks. All right. Let's start at the beginning. So you need the way, the season I mean they go they go they. Let's start being they go to training camp. Everybody's all pumped up everything's, and then all of a sudden it shuts down and then it's the screaming in the Allen of WHO's getting paid, who's not screaming and yelling, get what what was the agreement initially what can the Commissioner do? What does the you know the Players Association GonNa Fight for. Justice given up twenty, three million because of fighting with the boar, some other crap, and then he quits on the team. then. You got another Kobe nineteen outbreak with the cardinals and then the. I Miami then is the cardinals and then all of a sudden the mets are impacted by Vilis Games always didn't play Games Yankees didn't play games. You got the social justice issues going on. Now I mean come on and they've been dealing with a million things here and they have a bubble but let me also pat them on the back to a little bit because I think this so far could have been worse covert wise I think they have handled it well, actually, we knew that there were going to. Be. In. There'd be an outbreak here or there and the fact that they haven't shut it down they have rescheduled games and they are on track to keep playing is a good thing. So you're right has not been perfect in far from it as you just pointed out seventeen different things but I will look at it as Mr positively that's right that I think it's Actually. Gone off. All right. But this is what leads to TB pitching Mattis note and injuries no question about it and having what is it nine games in six days? No one's got enough starting pitching for that. You're absolutely right. Well, let's hope they get all five in beginning with two today and Aaron Boone with some good news injury. Wise not so much on. Aaron judge could be headed back to the calf tightness but DJ. Lemay, getting close to two closer to return from his sprained thumb sounds like it could be as early as tomorrow he and Giancarlo Stanton live EP at the stadium yesterday Stanton coming back I don't know I just he was taken swings yesterday. So I guess that's a good sign, right? Yes, he did not. Give a date the way he did with Lemay here with Joanna and he was very, he said it could be early as tomorrow for the mayhew. He just mentioned stanton took there wasn't really a date attached to that. Basically all teams who aren't involved a double double header yesterday did not play at seven games in total called off. Among the Games that were played the double dip between the Mariners and the padres. We've a highlighted that this morning San Diego taking game one with seven runs in the seventh to stunned Seattle ten to seven, and then rally started with two outs and no one on. We'll Myers the game winning three run homer for the pods. But in game two, Seattle returned the favor the stretch. Now, the pitch on the way swinging a fly ball deep into the gap and right, Center Field Myers on the run and this one is gone goodbye baseball Jose Marmalade with his second home run of the afternoon. What a great Grand Slam grandma get out the Rye bread and mustard in his grand salami time. With marmalade now. Does that would probably been the. Marmolejo never heard of him but hit a grand slam for Seattle yet to homers in the two games that was Rick. Ribs on Mariners Radio Mariners took the nightcap eight to three big day for Manny. Machado he had three homers across the two games for the PADRES. NBA players have decided to resume the playoffs that the expected to resume the schedule Tomorrow Lebron James I guess changing his mind overnight about boycotting the season Michael Jordan kind of the middleman between the players and the owners as they both met separately yesterday as they continue to iron out those issues I. Know. Chris Paul very involved the players union president. He spoke with Michael Jordan Russell Westbrook as well about the issues of social justice that done initially left some stars thinking that they should call off the whole season. Jerry. Mentioned Doc rivers saying he's clippers players basically thought they were done and now they reversed course and they will resume likely tomorrow. The NHL will be back on the ice tomorrow as well. Called off Thursday's games. No Games tonight either. So you have the islanders in the flyers play game three of their series up really stand alone day for the baseball then. Yeah they're just like last night I guess, right right. So a lot of baseball we're not a lot of baseball but some baseball whereas we're not really having anything else a lot of NFL teams not working yesterday either the jets on a list of nine teams that cough practice or scrimmage they had discussions early in the morning player driven. But Adam Gates Joe Douglas Christopher. Johnston all involved. They also made a minor trade as the dolphins wave running back Kaelin Balaj the jets traded conditional seventh round to add him to their stable of backs. Another Guy Adam gave has a connection to from his dolphins stays the giants did work yesterday morning they continue internal conversations about the ongoing racial unrest across the country, Saquon Barkley, and Sterling Shepard. Say They haven't ruled out some sort of boycott at some point saquon feeling the effects of the Jacob Blake shooting in a black man. Just how I know my parents raised me. When you see those situations happening continue happened. Said words worse for sprout, and then here he is on their in house discussions. grew today was off the team on you know try to figure out the things you can do. Try to help some now, I believe that I believe that was also an answer to the direct question. Would you guys sit out a game if I'm not mistaken? I, don't know. What the way the stories been written. I'm not so sure that they were thinking about sitting out a game as opposed to answering the question maybe they will. I know you know it's interesting. Yesterday we were using the word boycott. Yeah. You're using the word postponement. Yeah Then we're using protest and now. There are people that are describing this as a strike. Words I. I think it's think the players initiated this of the Milwaukee brewers. And much like we're the bugbear I mean, yeah. The more you box much like Rudy Gobert coming down with covid nineteen, the NBA initiated the shutdown. And now I think the the bucks initiated the. If you WANNA call pause now I guess it's a pause today pause it seems like at least for the NBA in the NHL. But I was thinking about this and I was thinking about high school sports in a second because we we never talk about it or when we do, we just touch on some of our our memories and things of that nature. But I was GONNA ask Jerry Your Boys are how old? Soon to be sixteen and ten. So sixteen sophomore in high school, right? Yes. Correct and does he play a fall sport? He doesn't winter and Spring Basketball Baseball and winter and spring and his spring sport was basically uprooted last year, right? Yes. This year I should say earlier this year Yup they got the basketball season and then everything shut down right when they were starting baseball. All right. So let's say you're a senior and you lost out on your spring. Season last year, and then you just one often graduated. Let's say you're a sophomore and your junior and let's say you were a baseball player or a Lacrosse player that played in the spring, and then you were coming back in the fall and you were either GonNa, play football or soccer or whatever other false sport did you WanNa play right now you live in Nassau County, New York they have canceled that on you as well. They have a basically cancelled your spring season, and now they're canceling your fall season. With no promise that you're playing a winter season. Right exactly I mean. It'd be a full calendar year of of. Sports that do not get played and I I do think they'll play in the spring. It's also it's also boomer why I've said many times when people have told me why can't happen? It's also why I believe they should have come back with Spring. Sports in the fall flip them because you you could have gotten. Spring Sports in. Absolutely and that's a season that got nixed in the spring. You come back with it in the fall you hope the winter sports can be played and then you play the fall sports in the spring. Now, how you dial that back I don't know I mean that would take steps and time. But at least you get things in motion again and you get kids outside and working and playing well, a lot of the fall sports football being the big one obviously is outside soccer's well, soccer's outside is well yes. Contact the issue with the football I just I just think you have you have administrators that are just making decisions and I understand that they fall back on the virtue of where we have to protect our children and you know protecting our children and allowing our children to grow Is just as important. Agreed. But whether it's it's administrators or politicians or whoever's making these rules and the problem is there's there's no consistency to them anywhere and we re one thing one day and then three days. Later we read something else going on now for six months ago and the argument for the Nassau County Group of administrators that Nassau County had the second highest rate of Covid, nineteen outside of New, York City and obviously we border New York City right and I'm just like these administrators are just making these decisions and I don't know necessarily if they're totally transparent, they just keep falling back. We have to protect every. We have to protect everybody what's Nice but you know you're also crate creating. This mental anguish that these kids have got the deal with. Yeah. Some handle it better than others and they're more equipped to handle it now that maybe twenty years ago your Dad Your Dad. Your new I've talked about this. Do you want your kids in school they're going to school they're going to school yes. Has Your School System decided? Are they a hybrid or are they all in? Saint Jovian Holmdale is going to be a hybrid three and two out basically right and then the school, my son, my my younger son goes to, which is a private school in new. Jersey is going to be you have to be all in or all out. And so he's going and that's what a K. through eight. Yes, K. through eight a little bit easier K. through six really easy because they usually stay with the one teacher I. Believe. So it's a little bit easier to handle that and I think most schools are probably doing that with the younger kids. Yeah. What they're doing is they're keeping them in the classroom and the different teachers that they would normally see we'll come to the classroom and They've got all sorts of safety measures they put into place and they cut down the amount of kids in the classroom. So very comfortable with it. Let's say your son wanted to be the quarterback of his high school and they were not allowed to play in this in in the fall. How would you feel as a parent? Would you want full transparency on why the decision was made? The big ten parents want to know and the big players want to know where did you come up with the decision? You'd like this. Yeah. Of course, you want answers alowing, would you be willing to sign a waiver saying that you know listen you're not holding the school responsible if your son does come down with covid nineteen I can tell you this. The Travel Baseball League we plan. That is what we've done already you have to and I think that'll be the case anywhere you play high school. Sports. College Sports I. Think that is being done. It is at the youth sports level I can tell you that so everybody had a sign a waiver. Yeah. Yeah. Always. You can't play right coaches as well. Yeah. I had to sign a waiver to right when you coach do you wear a mask when you coach I do yes I do I do not see all coaches wearing masks. I'M NOT GONNA lie to you just like I do not see all parents wearing masks out in the stands. But to me, my personal responsibility is to have the mask on when I'm anywhere near the kids. Have you spoken to other coaches? Have they lost any kids dacoven nineteen? Well, say lost I mean kids that have been sick and had been off the field because there have been there have been fewer teams but there's still a lot that are still playing and yeah that. That has been the case. There's there's no question even with my own team. Now, we all opted to play but there were definitely decisions that had to be made some weren't very comfortable and decided ultimately to go forward with it but yeah, that's happening everywhere. Of course there's I'm trying to think of the college coach I'll come up with it after the break but. There there's a college coach, Les Miles Actually. There was less miles at Kansas who basically had one of his players opt out of you know playing because of covid nineteen reasons and in less miles mind he felt like his player was putting himself in greater danger taking himself off of the team and going through the routine of being on the football program right and then of course, that player entered the transport so. Because probably GONNA play. Anyway we're really late. Let's get Chris. Thanks very much. We're rest of it from your next hour each morning show with boomer Esiason, and Greg. boomer and Geo op before I know we'll take a couple more calls here. But before we do that, just a couple of things to touch on. Number One boomers sent me the menu for barrel and Roost and al I will just tell you this. It's almost as if and boomer can tell me if I'm right or wrong it's almost as if this this, this product was put on the menu specifically for you I swear to God. Roasted organic chicken with carrots and mushrooms. Perfect perfect for you. So you're good to go. So a Maniac Doug Wells had. Dinner last night did really yeah. It was great. It's just like the best chicken ever had art. So it's going to be great. I got you guys hooked up you're going to be all taken care of so don't worry about it i. I gotTA figure out when but Yes yes. Yeah. It's he's got a perfectly setup. It's safe. It's He's got windows on both sides of the restaurant that are totally wide open was nice and breezy in their last night. It was great and everybody social distancing. I can't even say that enough about the experience. So you will love the restaurant Nicholas does a great job and he'll take really good care you guys. All right. So we will work on a day soon they're specially you're off next week so. Maybe next week we'll say and the other one is going to have to ask because we have the zoom call and I'm watching and I can see boomer and I can see al and I can see Chris in his in his palatial estate living room there do you pay a cable bill or your Internet Bill you've been flashing nonstop yes. It has nothing to do with my internet or my cable it's the loose USB connection on my laptop that's what it is. Probably about I don't know eight years old at this point and had fair share of wear and tear took it back and forth to me with me to Florin Park when I covered the jets. So it's gotten banged around a little bit over the years. So I guess the USB connections is a little a little finicky fair enough. Again. Let's see. We have a better connection for next year is. Here's how you know the Internet, is on point yacht once since I've been filling in here with my comrex unit has my line dropped off and that's that's the Internet that's a very good point and we've all had that pretty much experienced. Would I'm sure it'll happen now between. Now and the end of the show I'm going to drop off. Now the only problem we had is when the landscapers the house caught his court that was funny. Yeah that. Would, present problem. That was panic. Yes, that was little rough. So anyway, you WANNA take a couple of calls here before we get back to. Chris after the break aride if you want to we can. Let's go. Peterborough new. Jersey. You're on with boomer in Jerry on the fan what's happened and Scott. Hey, guys thanks for the platform today. On The army veteran fifteen years just got back deployed three times got back dead my dad's. Army man former. Cop. And my big brother to we're we're biracial family and. You've taken a couple of calls already that have kind of said what I'm saying but. Yeah the. Fact. That and I gotTa Tell You I've canceled. You just talk about sports canceled three months ago my verizon, any sports package because that? Was it I mean when you see Them taking the stand the day took and they do nothing. Nothing they don't take stand when it comes to. Marxist. Marxist BE ELLEN MOVEMENT And the fraudulent movie that that is they take that stand and they months go by what? About David Dorn Zoe police officer. What about The other callers mentioned little children in in Brooklyn. and. All of that, and you've got tons of tons of examples. And these guys choose this to walk out on a game. And you've got. I mean, it just shows you how agenda has swung to the left. And I don't want to make this. WanNa make it will show but I understand I understand. I know I listened and I appreciate it, and that's why I gave you the platform allowed you to give your opinion I'm not gonNA argue with it. I'm not going to change your mind and by the way a chief doorns wife last night on the RNC her. Amazing speech I don't care whether you're a Democrat Republican right left independent like I am libertarian. It doesn't matter. You listen to that woman speak last night she showed an unbelievable amount of bravery and just poise. Talking about her husband who was shot in the middle of these riots, deb Rochester Deb, what's happening? Hey Good morning guys Okay. So I agree with boomer but said earlier we live in separate bubbles and we have no idea well large chunks of each other live. Each other's lives are like like black people, right? Okay. So but you know living while black is real. Okay and you could be doing everything right and you could still be pulled over. You could still be questioned and and you could still see and then you're still and you're respectful and you still catch hell brutality. Okay and and that said Black and white people resist cops okay and that's a problem for. Now and also black folks they go into the forest to improve public safety for their community and everyone, and yet the system changes them. They don't change assist them. They've become sucked up into it and then you know. But that, and you know that said, sorry Luma Place that said there's a black correctional officer who is also a magazine publisher investor and recently he's held rallies for a law enforcement that. Are Pro black lives, and recently how the rally, for black lives lost to black lives and the message was we can do better to each other and four each other. But you know, let's face it one hundred, hundred zero years of trauma little money and persistent discrimination in. So many corners of life you know there's a lot to overcome for for people in inner cities and I would say white I'm black but especially. As White Black Brown yellow it's everybody. But in this case, it happens to be attached. To the black race and for good reason. So we you know look I'm trying to give everybody an opportunity to say what they wanna say and I think we've pretty much covered the entire gamut. Though I think. So the last three and a half hours think we've been all over the map you're. On top of that, I have out grunting DORMI, my blue EMU, commercial reed, which is tremendous. By the way you have another one coming up any chance I don't but the ones that were running our can so they're coming from somebody else. I. Yes, I did. That's the idea came from from me. Al Does these just give me one quick one here at the. Crack of the Bat, the home run in the crowd. You got confused there you did. Here's the pitch. This is what I'm saying I. Hear this on the PODCAST. So I hear the commercial boomer and I had the idea to recreate. Did A beautiful ride. So fliegelman Mossend, the commercial read witthaus noises to Zach we will ask the client if the noises along with my reed work and if it does, then we'll hear owls grunting and groaning on wfan probably for the next three months and if you do, I'll just say you're welcome. The morning show with boomer Esiason and Greg. boomer and Geo. Finishing up his last advocation. He'll be back on Monday morning CEELO and a second jerry our been talking about Cam Newton for the week and you know he's telling you I don't think he's going to be the starter even though he's getting a lot of the reps up there for the New England patriots able. We had nine practices on the field thing about that. Okay and they asked him whether or not. He felt like the starter up there in in New England and here are his words absolutely not every. Day as a working day for me, the label is not an important to me right now I have so much I need to get better at so much I need to learn so much I need to be more comfortable with throughout this process. That's the last thing. I'm pretty much worried about and then he goes on to say that the are goes on to say that the Patriots concluded that ninth practice at Training Camp Wednesday and Newton led the two minute offense and it struggled for the second day in the row in the Newton. He sees the command of fellow quarterback Brian. Hoyer in jared stood him in those situations and he needs to measure up so about that. Yes. So he's basically confirming what I've been saying that it's just in time it's going to take a lot especially in a detailed offense. As, the Patriots are that's the thing that's one of the reasons why Brady was so good at it and you know we're gonNA find out how good he'll be in Bruce Arians offense. I'm sure they're going to bring some of the concepts along with him from New England, which will help him because he's obviously been an elite for twenty years. I don't necessarily know that Cam bring any of that Carolina offense unless of course, Josh mcdaniels went back to look at cams MVP season to see what he did really well under see he can recreate that for him can't play that way. Do you think? I don't know if he can anymore. That's the thing that I worry about athletic running quarterbacks that are big like him and Josh Allen and Sam Darnold now if they lower their shoulders like they have. You know you're not going to last very long in this league, and that's why you gotta be careful and that's why you gotta protect yourself and I. Look I think he's still a great enough athlete to be able to do some of those things but I don't think that's going to be a full dosage of that up there in the New England, patriots offense no way. All right a half past nine final time at least during this show today Chris Lopresti powerful moment that did eventually take place at city field last night sandwiched between a lot of nonsense as it turned out mets and Marlins did come out on the field of forty two second moment silence in honor of Jackie Robinson, and then the mets are exiting the field after both teams exchanged wave of. To one another so it would appear as though. After a pointed moment. That the mets and Marlins will not be playing baseball tonight. Have a black lives matter shirts. Left on top of home plate yes. Chris. I was out yesterday I got home about seven, forty five and caught up all this was how we in Gary were they aware what was going on like? How definitely was not because if I had played you the extended cut, we played him in the first hour and kind of cut it there at twenty seconds or whatever he said and it would appear I guess that won't be baseball tonight. So they definitely were not tipped off ahead of time at least how he wasn't. I'm not sure about they went through the pregame shows and then. Expected at some point to see a game, and then that's what happened I mean everything was very much up in the air the you know the beat reporters that cover the team weren't quite sure exactly what was going to happen either. So especially, with everything that happened with brody and the live Mike and Whatnot it, there seemed to be some confusion about what eventually was going to happen. So, you credit the players for you know putting together a nice moment there. The player. Reps from bowl. Teams, Michael Conforto, and Miguel row hostage part definitely came across. Well, it was quite a day for Brody a few a few hours after he was on with Joe and Evan here on the Fan this livestream on the mets website, the hot mic and the live camera picks up the private conversation he's having with a couple of staffers who were off camera talking about the plan for how they were GONNA handle. Last night's game players had already decided privately they didn't WanNa play, but apparently someone was pushing a different idea. Solutions. Superpower three, three. Great just So He's Trying to wonder and I've been thinking about this all morning. Who the hell is taping that and right putting that up online. Why so I think that that's a stream that runs in the press conference room for whatever reason. It live on the website, the problem which. So. Everything that he was saying was live on the website. Yes. But it was uploaded to the website. No No, I think they normally stream for fans that WANNA watch on the website in fact, the twenty year old kid who boomer by the way I believe is a journalism major at University of Maryland A. Talking. Andrew Marchand talked to him and he's the kids said I went to the website to try and find out if they were going to play or not, and this livestream was up and running and sure enough brodie sitting in there with whoever those other guys were I don't know if they had just stepped into that room to have a private conversation, he was waiting to do a press conference at that point I'm not sure but that was. Out there live and all these teams do this. But usually the Mike is turned off right like any time you go to you know the jets website giants website any it doesn't matter. You Click on press conference and you've got the banner sitting there and usually the microphone but it's dead feed there's nothing there and it usually gets turned on right before they start in this case it was on. All right. So who's the dummy that did this? Is, why, question at six o'clock this morning that's why some people were saying they felt maybe whoever got wind of this you know behind the scenes whether at the mets are at. MLB. put it out there to make brody or the commissioner look bad by the way auto. Maryland well, he's the one who put it out on social media. Yes and that God viral correct. Yes. So at our who's in for Bob Dwyer today tells me that that was actually thirty minutes after they use the room for the press conference. So perhaps, like Jerry said, they just hadn't turned the just loved it on. Yes. To Jerry's point having been at jets many times they actually have in the press conference room at least pre. Cova. When you had reporters in there on the wall, they have one of those old school radio on air signs and when it was lit, you would know that the mice were live. So if you were having conversation with another reporter that was their way of letting you know, hey, the mics are live people at home that are streaming. This might be able to hear what you're saying on smart. They'll just be careful so I don't know if they have. That kind of light in that room. But this is what happened yesterday and it Kinda came back to bite brody a little bit except it seemed like a lot of people were supporting what he was saying not so much. The commissioner as we come to learn brody says that wow, I misunderstood it wasn't the commissioner it was free was Jeff Wilpon idea and then Jeff, says I got it from Fred and the whole thing is just a big mess. You had all these statements that came out and brody did later on go back to that press conference room the. Fell on the sword and says, he was just trying to stick up for his guys. I. Want to support players. That's that's fundamental to me to be able to to continue to reinforce my support support for players and their ability to express themselves in a winner in which which they want to, which makes sense the former agent of course, and he's going to be an agent once again. Right. Rather than later probably, and you had the statements from Jefferson Fred last night pretty much blasting him that he spelled his name correctly them they misspelled it. So there was a lot to digest from mass yesterday. On a positive note there was good feedback Dominic Smith emotional comments, Wednesday night including from his own teammates and brody himself. We're family and it begins with us. We respect each other we re root for each other. We support each other and we treat each other equally that needs to happen beyond that Clubhouse Baseball Wise Brody with Joan Evan yesterday before all of the chaos ensued trade deadline on the way will they be an active buyer? There's so many factors that are going going on right now and We have to be be careful of and pay attention to, but to make deal to improve our team. Absolutely we're GONNA look look to do that. If that makes sense because they still have high expectations for the season to this point to not meeting them, you know we want to start playing better baseball. You know that that needs to happen and we we would be extremely disappointed if we didn't didn't make playoffs well, they can always this weekend you got the five big ones with the Yankees expecting. Jordan Montgomery, and Michael Walker for game one at the stadium. This afternoon, we'll have coverage beginning at three twenty, five bowl teams yet to name a starter for the NIGHTCAP. Aaron. Boone detail Joe Evan, they'll likely go with the bullpen game for that one. Boone's team enters today's action in the midst of their first five game losing streak in two years. In the meantime, we've gotta go out and and just find a way to play better and start winning some games that would be good as they wait to. Get healthy bodies back boone again said it's possible Aaron. Judge Lands on the I l. with some more calf tightness. But TJ Lemay could return as early as tomorrow. He and Giancarlo Stanton took live EP, at the stadium yesterday, we covered the situation earlier this week he feels the Yankees are intentionally spacing out his starts to avoid the seventeen million dollar vesting option for next season boone publicly of course, says, that's not the case we're coming out of a four or five at with the rain a five day. Break essentially like an all star break I was kind of setting up our rotation cordingley nothing more nothing less than that. So maybe in this case, that's why he got push-back but he hasn't pitched a whole lot so far their schedule has been quirky, but think it's pretty safe to say they would like to do what they can to avoid that option for next season, we'll look for the NBA playoffs to resume as early as tomorrow after. The players some of them at least change their mind yesterday and they voted to move forward. Also, you had Michael Jordan of between the Players Association and the Board of Governors and the owners as they figure out that situation for the Orlando bubble the NHL calling off last night's games that we know games tonight as well. They planned to resume tomorrow. So look for the islanders, the flyers to play game three sometime tomorrow noon in Toronto. Schedule Okay I had not seen that. So there you go afternoon game for the flyers and the island after they were supposed to play last night the jets among the teams who did not practice or scrimmage yesterday as they had internal meetings and discussions about how to move forward here, and what they wanted to say, what they wanted to present as an organization in the face of the racial unrest that continues in our country here the giants worked yesterday they continue internal conversations as well. Joe Judge says they need to give it some deep thought. This is not a short term project for us. To Do to check a box and say, okay, we were involved in that that was we won't actually do something evolves community and give back to those who are behind them very important me to express to the American families and to the team that it's our responsibility to be connected this community and the people who show US support we have to get out of actual sport and that was also him talking just overall kind of his philosophy on how they. Wanted to give back and what he said to the owners when he took the job so not so much as it pertains to this specific situation, but it also applies I did just see on twitter the giants are moving forward with their scrimmage I guess tonight yeah. At metlife stadium. So whatever they discussed internally, they have not chosen to four go there practice and their scrimmage that's supposed to take place tonight and I just Rutherford and I see Ralph. Says it's not televised anywhere be nice. If that was even if you streamed it, I would love to watch football tonight. It would be a little nice change but I guess not not color Blake Martinez with Joe and Evan today early thoughts on judge as a head coach. Guy. that. Attention to detail all time super serious, super intellectual about football He understands literally. I. Think Everything About Football. They have a good season. One of the greatest feats we've ever seen a first year young head coach in these conditions in these times and the injuries and the lack of the secondary. Could you imagine if they're actually pretty good the job this guy went into. That'd be great. It usually takes a while for it to take hold. That's right thing and their schedule the start the season against those five top teams who brutal it is it is I mean honestly I the more I think about it depending on what happens with injuries and everything else because that obviously is gonNA play a factor here Pittsburgh Chicago San Francisco La Rams, and then the Dallas, cowboys there at Chicago, there at the rams and they're at the cowboys. Pittsburgh. In San, Francisco at home to of the best defense is in football, you're going to have a left tackle. That's going to be running around China you know blocked T., J. Watt and. Nick Bosa. It's you know it's GonNa be. It's GonNa be difficult, and then you got Aaron Donald in the middle there for the rams and then of course, you've got the cowboys who are loaded on offense. And the secondary for the giants is going to be a huge question mark. That is that is a tough tough five games stretch right there. Fleet let's skip ahead to Ebony Ingram quickly here he joined Joe and Evan as well, and at one point they asked him to compare and contrast ally Manning, and Daniel Jones quarterbacks within their locker room be no they. They definitely have a similar they're both. Really Corny. So a little bit knocked there but he did kind of say tongue in cheek and supportive way here was the follow up these little youngest. So these they might be tab bit cooler but Great Master the Dad Jokes. So they're definitely different different guys but it was it's just been a blessing to be out both of them. So there's a nice to comment at the end there. We know why Wisconsin he said the master of the DAD jokes. We've heard some of those along the way. So. Nice. lighthearted comments there for me Evan Ingram on the two quarterback he's played with here for the giants What else can I tell you things? We haven't hit on today just little things Lute Olson all the famer basketball coach who led Arizona Arizona's the National Championship nineteen ninety-seven pass away believe early this morning after midnight at the age of eighty five. Hideki. Matsui Yama BMW championship after one round at Olympia fields in Illinois and that course playing a little tougher. Boston did last week he was one of only three players under par yesterday Roy mcelroy among a group three back at even-par. Last week's winner Dustin Johnson opened with over seventy one and tiger woods bogeyed his final three holes for three hundred, seventy three's he is. A. Real Golf course. Playing tough on. Thursdays. What's IT GONNA look like when they get to Sunday? Oh, boy lookout those guys. Will make it easier maybe. Yeah, I guess. So they've they've I know they were saying it was kind of set up like a US Open which is good since the US Open at winged foot right around the corner before I hit moment boomer I got ask so you're offering you know you tex Jerry yesterday, come meet me for a drink. You guys go to dinner I'm playing golf and colts neck I mean you're aware I'm a Momma's county New Jersey Resin as well. Right? Just I don't know that you didn't know that. I actually live closer to the golf course you played out yesterday than Jerry does really I didn't realize that you that kind of money. No I didn't say I play at the golf. Close to it. Closer. Close, Colts Neck Gary is beautiful and a lot of really nice golf courses. We welcome you with Open Arms Bruce springsteen lives in colts neck does that's alyce locked. And, Ceelo Bruce springsteen and CEELO those famous. Live in freehold where Bruce was born but I don't live in colts neck now but I'm close I'm close and they do have a county court their hominy hill very nice as well that I've played. By Judah play golf for out for Cockney, maybe not for the Golf I. Guess I'm just making you aware I'm right nearby. So if you're looking at somebody to grab a post round drink with next, you know you've got my don't don't don't talk to me now. Now it's up to Jerry and AL to get you involved in something down there because they plus plus boomer asked Jerry, because Jerry they were looking for of the celebrity that is Jerry Recco restaurant in particular. boomer didn't really want. You. Know all all the people or Nicolas to bring up was like you know. I really love Jerry RECCO. He lives right up the road and I'm like, Oh wow. Okay I'll buy yes we know. Force and then of course, you know Janelle from Armani. He loves AL because both awkward. They stand in a room together naked just actually be awkward together. Really watching to awkward guys hang out together nothing worse than to awkward guys just hanging out not knowing what to do but you know he said to me goes the first time he came up to our studio to meet all you guys. The guy he was most excited to meet. Was You right? He did tell me that that was very nice to hear. Right. So I got this Guy Nicholas saying Jerry recco is the big man around down here and then of course now you and I mean it's ridiculous I think the four of us should go out. Should sounds good. Well, crickets nothing. About me. No I meant me and Nicholas and Let's go. Oh Yeah. What about CEELO? The offense I don't going to be a fifth wheel. Pushing side? No, that's not true at all. I played golf at Hominy Hill with seal. That's ten years ago. So maybe. Take way too long to play do it again that was ten years ago. I knew haven't played with me since given we'll do it next week next week moment that moment of the day. Scorned she's widely lover. Yes. Yes moment of the day is brought to you buy resorts world. Casino NYC and resorts. World catskills for updates log onto play our W. dot com. boomer getting on Jerry about the unwritten rules again, this morning, Jerry gave it back to him and reminded boomer for game from the eighties where his bengals rounded up on the oilers boomer had some big numbers in that game. But of course, there were extenuating circumstances do I have to understand the environment in which were in between the oilers and the Bengals and Sam Wash and Jerry Glanville to appreciate what the Hell happened in that game those two coaches hated each other the get it aims hated each other right walked up the Warren Moon after the game say, Hey man. I'll see in a couple of weeks just remind your guys that I was on the field but all this crap off. Because I know who's going to feel the brunt of it when we see you in a couple of weeks, is going to be my ass on the ground. That's stupid. Astrodome down there in used and sure enough it was you through a seventy four yard touchdown pass to make forty-five nothing late third quarter. That was that was. that. Was a hitch pass through it. The goal at the line of scrimmage and a guy made five guys missing random for touchdown maybe but it's more fun just to say you through a seventy four yard touchdown. Pass up thirty eight nothing. Of course not boomers fault on. That's the way it went down late on the head coaches, right? One hundred percents always. Thanks. All banks. Chris. Chris Gray weekend man good job this week. Thank you. Leave again, today's meditation with the few sipping exercises to remind us a little treat can go a long way. So pick up your McAfee iced coffees, close your eyes and deep zip. And deep satisfaction out. I. 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Roster Shuffling

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Roster Shuffling

"I the fantasy focus baseball to beautiful Monday morning August Third Twenty Twenty on the technically recording this show on Sunday night August second but don't tell anyone he's h Coch Rob dominator of all that is fantasy and singing kyle soppe. Still researchers researches and produces our show and I am Eric caravel. On today's show. To discuss more injuries, opt outs, teams, not playing games and Tyler childhood here has not only been awarded the no Cy Young Award but he was aimed MVP both leagues annual get the parade to Stanley Cup around Wrigley Field before. I. Sang Praises last week. He's great I told everybody to pick them up. Yeah. You didn't I did Kyle married to him but. His amazing. Oh, boy so Young and MVP, and the Stanley Cup What else can he win What else is there out there there is a presidential election coming on told Tyler not officially put his name can't decide what party you know anything like that. We're working through the logistics here but to starts in my man is cooking and I could not be happier are alright. Tyler. Sapa did you send your mail in ballot with him as a write in because you know you could do that My Wife Nominated a dog last year but if you. Are a little more deserving my pet. He's on a roll like is there I am I wrong to enjoy this? I can't be you should know we wouldn't bring it up if you couldn't enjoy it. Is Not really wrong it. All Right Trista I mean I know we're starting to show or this, and I didn't mean do that but he's gotta be among let me check the most added pitchers and for he should read. If he's not on that list, is because people draft because he's never militia. Eat, this type, the top pitchers on the most added list as of this taping on Sunday night. By the way, we're going to try doing Sunday nights. We're watching the Yankees Red Sox game at the time that we start the show, it's three to Yankees in the third inning here we're going to try doing Sunday nights in part because we have to because he can't do it. Mondays but also because it sounds like fun and get it out of the way and then Mondays, we can do whatever we want a child is the number one pitcher being added. Zach sack to and then John Lesser y you adding John Lester people may pierce number four hour much rather at John a Pearson, the John Lester Aaron Savelli. So the to Cleveland pitchers that aren't the big three are among the top five most added pitchers that makes a lot of sense. I ain't Greg Holland. He's not the closer and he's not good because people the closer from that one. Say They made a mistake in that. Makes Sense and chat with millions cello by the way as much as we joke about it, he has made some definitive changes Todd Zola pointed at about the spin rate numbers throwing more cutters. It's very strange to see. I'm giving up more fly balls that's just not chat with me but I believe actually that we have some childhood with audio that we're going to play here from the last show. I. Welcome to Facie Focus Baseball. It's a beautiful Monday morning, July Twenty, seven, twenty, twenty, and of course, an aces born in Chicago but did we have any doubt? The Tyler my question to you kyle is this. So Tara shot would. Going to win the national. League. Cy Young. Award, do they presented to him in early August or do they wait until November as like the standard? Big. Early August is probably the play for the award in November you switched the name of the award. So, you honor him twice is Kinda my my feeling there because he has been such a great ambassador of this fantasy sports we've lots. All right. So there you go. As you mentioned like. So. Bored Kyle is put together a short here. With the audio so I mean, don't worry if you can't absorb these numbers. Let's say it's him on a list with Sandy, Colfax Nolan, Ryan, John smoltz Roger Climates and Clayton. Kershaw. I'll let you know. I don't make the numbers. I just find him age thirty season I. Two starts and showers numbers compare favorably but he he has to make more starts. Let's move on. It's Kershaw I don't know if you've got to see any of the outing today Tristan but he looked good velocity isn't really kinda there but I don't know if he needs velocity he's just Clayton Kershaw and he's awesome and I think he's back I mean it was debut now it was only a week delayed. So let's not go crazy here and there's other news from this dodger game but five or two thirds three hit scenario walks as he's back looks great. I think you said it just about right and and look over the past couple of years. He's shown this tendency to put up if not cy young hall of fame caliber numbers anymore. They're certainly among the best in the game when he's healthy, it's just you've got to deal with the constant risk is going to miss time with rejoinders. It might not be the last time. He's on the sidelines I hope that's not the case you both have shares of Clayton. Kershaw and important leaks. So we hope that he's healthy the whole rest of the air at pitches like that to be honest with you at the League I have made half my team on the phillies and cardinals. So I don't I'm not going to look at the standings I mean, this is a farce I affiliate missing entire week and none of them actually tested positive for the virus. So it was still the same thing to do though I I I get why And the corals might not play this week so I. Just I don't know where to turn here in which team is going to be next, which is why I have a problem looking at the standings but the other thing that happened the dodgers game today mookie Betts left a little bit prematurely with a swollen finger emery was fine. Maybe Mrs a day or two, but the thing about the dodgers and The Yankees. I think these are the only two teams can afford to do this, and we kind of discussed this on every show. They don't have to play their stars every game they're the only two teams in baseball that I think we could definitively nine nine percent say are playoff teams. So if Kershaw's back is a problem in in three weeks those put back on the Angeles, we call Tony Gone. Sort and with Miki Best Edwin reas barely plays, but now he can't play like, Edwin. Rios would start for like fifteen teams in the majors right now. But on the dodgers he's getting like an about every three days. So I you know there's no way mookie Betts I don't think plays next couple of days I. Don't know if there's an injury Lewis Standard nothing major but the dodgers and Yankees man. They can do whatever they want with their personnel because they know they're going to the playoffs I. Guess You could say the Astros are going, but they may not with that bullpen and you know I mean like they got issues there will get to their closer in the carousel a little bit later on but you agree with me on movie in the dime cursor curse was going to miss more starts. Oh I hope not. It's possible. He walked. But yeah, there's a certain risk of that. No I do agree with you. I and look the dodgers. We've talked about just the makeup of the team that they liked to do the mixing and matching. So they can easily get by with that I think it bumps up the playing time for a couple of the players as you mentioned One other name mentioned who who could get some extra time or do you like better video? Rios. Beatty but I think both are interesting look. It's a dodgers player. And you're in a daily league any of them are interesting. pitches that outing he does fine and they just send them back to the alternate site which sounds like a Sifi thing and. Because they can afford to do it. They can do whatever they want and they call was Mitch White And he'll probably pitch out of the bullpen but so much graft I mean you gotta give them credit. This is not you know. Money money. Allows you to get out of mistakes or K. bad contracts, but the dodgers have really drafted. Well, they have so much town not organization. It's amazing but they haven't won a world series since we were children other other things. So the cardinals testing positive for Kobe? Means if they're playing this week or not. So you do the forecaster new updated every day. Give us an update I guess on what you would do with with cardinals phillies with Marlins, half the marlins probably going in the on the Angeles tomorrow they're supposed to play Tuesday in Baltimore, but I don't know what do you do here in a weekly? Is Their plan is they they are headed to Baltimore. They're gonNA play four games I. Don't know if they've designated the day for the double header yet, and that'll be home in home but they're all played in Baltimore I do think you can plan on them playing at least from from what we have at the time of course all this. Oh, subject to changes that we've seen. I'm concerned about the cardinals just because we really don't know the numbers they are in the current risk situation. I think they're going to miss some of the games that are currently scheduled. They're supposed to head to Detroit play four games another situation of just playing there and doing a home and home series. I'm not counting on it, and if I have to make plans for a fantasy weekly lineup, I would lean towards them being available for you may jake Arrieta hasn't thrown a pitch yet and he's starting on Monday supposedly against Garrett Cole good, luck I it. So, phillies losing entire week. A lot of this stuff is just read I. I the Flyers Today on Sunday I. Liked them Okay. What else is opt outs and craziness here I thought we kind of knew this was going to I. I was one hundred percent sure. This was going to happen Boston's Water Rodriguez has something the problem was hurt and they had the option now they had to say he was not going to pitch this year I. Don't know if it's an opt-out officially whatever the case is. These just ruled out for the year. It's a serious condition as we discussed before that needs get address and it's more important things baseball sometimes so All. Right. So the next one is Lorenzo CAIN MILWAUKEE. He opted out for the season which I think is good news. For Ben Gammel who is really their only other center fielder on the roster They also rhyme wrong on the injured list. So I'm not sure who's playing the outfield for the brewers, but they didn't even play this weekend. So you know it's like. I mean look at the brewers here and figure out what is GONNA come down to is they'll probably go at the Yelich gamble and and Sal Garcia and right field. D.. H. Might come down to actually Dha I probably being some sort of rotation between Logan Morrison and Justin smoak. Guessing don't have any interest in Logan. Morrison. But he could be like a Matt Adams from Atlanta like he's going to play more now I assume. This is only leagues daily formats where he's facing a weaker righty with a bad platoon split I wouldn't go and rush to adamant a mixed league for sure. I probably wouldn't even for Justin smoak with a bumper above smokes played every game but. I mean Yelich hasn't hit and since our last show get a chance to hit so. Little Morris in Quebec cleaning for this team. Amazingly enough. All right enough of that. So anyway, if you've Lorenzo Cain on a roster and I do somewhere I'll look at it tonight after the show Get rid of them I. Doubt. He does he doesn't Nick Marquess and comes back Lorenzo Cain a lot more value on fantasy. The network cakes anyway the other weird thing and it's it's always the mets people. So they couldn't find they couldn't find you an assessment. See wasn't hotel room in to the game turns out it doesn't want to play the rest of the season. He got his money upfront good for him. He's out of his mets contract. What a? Man so I think that might be it. I don't know who is signing Next Season A. D. H. Ali who just did this but if you've got cesspit is on your roster cut him is not going to end up on Pittsburgh or Cleveland in a week, which could but cesspool will not. Right I, think somebody might end up taking the chance on him next year, but they'd have to. I I. Look I mean. You you compared to players who have some pretty significant questions about them year-over-year. And We'll two weeks ago or three and. Somebody might be in a situation of need but I wouldn't in a dynasty keeper league any kind of that I'm. Already struck out half his it was only a week but still forget him. The point to make here is now that he's out of the way dominic, Smith can become a star. Now, I'm not going to go tyler chat with Kyle on you but the fact is I like Dominic, Smith, I think you do too and if it is let them play every day Dominic Smith is GonNa hit a maybe they dump them in the seven spot or whatever but Dominic Smith has power. He has some discipline I think he'd be okay against left. Maybe, they won't use them that way I. What did I see that they signed billy how what are you doing? Today do that. Did they really I could not see that being official hold on I'm going to try. He was traded. From the giants how? Old Value. Out of their way to acquire. I mean the roster start shrinking well, at least they're supposed to start shrinking on Friday how you GonNa make room for defensive specialist a pinch runner right now at organization hasn't a clue what they're doing. Let's make that clear. So while they should play Dominic Smith everyday starting tomorrow, you know they won't listen you know screw this up I I mean maybe dominant isn't as good as I think but I, WanNa see him play every day use the D. H. Good. He should be playing left field neither. Jay Davis. But that's not the point. The point is Dominic Smith I like quite a bit. I would take Dominic Smith. Over Ben Gammel if you have a choice here, they both play regularly. Talking about erectile dysfunction is not easy. 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So I obviously, you're not leaving active but what I wrote on Friday one is, is it even worth raw string? Otani. The pitcher anymore. That's a good question because he is only going to pitch a minimum of once a week angry at. The hitter you keep because he's a decent D. H.. And he's also slow start there too. But what I said is if he pitches poorly on Sunday, caught him as a pitcher and I don't know the answer right now. But how can you keep them around? It's if you're in a league that does that that splits the pitcher or you have to make a pitcher only driven decision. I think it's in the conversation. The velocity was actually trying to get you the exact up to the. Number. Let me Johnny Ninety four four is a little bit from the first outing that is that if I have to give anyone positive thing is that I'm not saying I, want call him I guess it depends on what your other options are is next outing is scheduled to be against Act Texas. Now, that is played as a pitcher's park. So would you drop Otani right now to pick up I hate to keep doing this but Tyler Is the most pitcher right now. Would you do that? Yes. If it's just the pitcher yes. Would you drop Otani free either those are the two Cleveland, rioters, volley and play sack. So Jolly Savelli. Yes. I WANNA do a little more deep diving on Zach Police Act before I make that move so Bali certainly I, mean he's got a pitch better at Texas pitchers. Park. A lineup of losing players Santana. Just on on the Angeles Davin had Calhoun. I mean it's like just don't Joe Gal homer. I think you're okay against Texas. It's just. Stuff if you can't get it by Joey. Gallo. Then there's a problem you're right. This is a critical stop for him in. Texas. He has to step up in this game I. Just I hate overreacting to two outings tristen but into starts, he's faced sixteen hitters and you walk date. That's a big problem. About, said, isn't this a reactionary season? It is I I can't start not for darn sure. But I don't know if I can even rostrum as a pitcher became active as keep him around as a hitter art. What else do we have to deal with our? Nick Madrigal I wrote about him on Friday as well. a brief article which said, you know, I think we know what he is and that may not be good enough to roster in your league. There's no power here. Now he had a four hit game today last I looked he didn't have any first or games if four singles today, he's David Fletcher with. More speed is, is that worthy of being on a roster in a standard ten team league and I don't know I had a chance to keep him in its deep sixteen team league and I didn't do it and I was immediately immediately regret regretful that I did that but I thought well, what's the? What's the highest thing he can do and fantasy? In next year he's going to be starting second base for the White Sox safely one, hundred, Fifty Games say bats three, ten she'll twenty five bases, hits Tuam runs I. Don't know if I can answer that in a League, can you? It would be tough in a mixed league I do like the fact that he's got incredible contact ability. Kudos on the David Fletcher. I feel like that's pretty dead on David Fletcher who can run a little bit and maybe the safety in batting average would be enough that if I'm waiting till the end of my Middle Infield, that's the kind of guy want there is some upset he's batting ninth right now he needs to show the white sox that he deserves a more premium role. You need to get him in the top three spots in the lineup before I'm really buying for fantasy I. I'm probably the optimist about module but. Your points valid here. I. Mean the thing is like they lose Tim Anderson to the injured list and they put Louis Robert in the Leo spot. Not Madrigal and I understand that Robert is as a week more playing time. Either the preventers here but I a chance to draft Lewis Arise the twins in Multiple Leagues and I decided not to do it because I thought if you have any power at all, I can't Rosh you you're batting three thirty and I don't know that magical is going to do that member pitchers are going to figure out how to pitch to him because he doesn't have power like means softball. So why would you throw him anything where he could drive it can't drive it any way I mean I love that I think he might win a batting title but. If. He's if he's hitting home runs in a knocking in forty that's really hard to roster. Anyway. You're making a face, an anonymous I'm thinking about it. I don't know the pictures are going to find a way to pitch to him effectively get them out, but they might not be as frightened of him as they are other players in the lineup. So I. Kind of believe I think this is kind of it's going to be batting annually three, two, two, eighty, two, three, ten without any issue but power. So. What do we make of? Donovan Solano. No. This is not a kid people. This is a thirty, two year old second Baseman, a journeyman who's been on a number action, not that many teams, Miami New York and San Francisco, and because the giants were batting third, He fell into thirteen RBI on thirteen hits for forty eight batting average entering Sunday with narrow walk. This is GonNa fold like a house of cards really fast you should not be. Adding Donovan Solano in any of your leaks i. hope that that's what you're gonna say but these as a guy off to a good start. Yeah. Yeah I'm GonNa say that I will note that the last San Francisco Giant that did this in ten games was Pedro Felise in two thousand and five to get thirteen RBI or more. He finished at your betting to fifty to ninety, five, four, twenty, two. And I feel like there's some important lessons to be taken away on Mr Donovan Solano at that look, he's worth adding based on playing playing time fuels valiant in then it'll only league I put in a bid and tout wars form. I don't know if I got him yet. 'cause we're taping and I don't WanNa go over and have to check the email and see but that's about where I. Draw the line. He's look and see what I got put in for like five closers and of I get the all veil off to be active. Even care anymore don't add salon come on you know how this is going to end but I wrote about JP Crawford last week and you know what you know he's made changes JP crow what Donovan Solano sold for two hundred and twenty, two thousand. That seems like a lot. and. That's crazy. And he was he was not the highest by for the week that was Nick Marquette from. Three thirty three. Oh well no why would? I totally blew it on my bids this week. Oh well. Donovan Solano I've got some Solano related trillion. Go Sing the Song Trivia Trivia that Eric and Kinda will do. All. Right. Lets Flash back to twenty one, thousand nine just to give another example of hot starters and they don't all pan out. It's ten games, Thirteen Rbi for Donovan Solano seasons, the major league leader in our as of the time, we are asking this trivia question. So I would like the two of you to name. The six players who had at least thirteen RBI in their first ten games I Tintin Games of twenty nine, thousand, nine, hundred, six players drove and thirteen or more runs last year through this number of games. You're hot starters. Do you remember the heart starters of two thousand nineteen? Yep. It seems like a lot more than I. Don't remember. Through. Three of them are if you remember last year, incredibly I actually four of them are incredibly obvious. To Yelich and bellinger. Christian. Yelich had thirteen cody bellinger was the leader with eighteen. Okay. And there's other obvious ones obviously. Well. One of them if you remember last year, remember this guy being super hot and he's a great example of it doesn't always pan out. Super Auden always doesn't pan out. Okay. I got A. Really, great in the first game of the year. I don't remember the first game last year. Figured you by that. I mean I was GONNA say. Astro I didn't get any of these players in town any I put him for five closers and outbid on all. Wow who the five Since we gotta get into closers anyway right Well Yeah. So I yell still closed carousel now. All right. So Put in for Trevor Rosenthal and somebody spent more than I did buy like not even like a couple of dollars I. think he's a world closer is clearly not Greg Holland got lit up in like six or seven inning today Trevor Rosenthal. Now, you could argue with me that he's not gonNA keep the job he's going to start walking people but I don't know maybe he's fine now so much volatility with relief pitchers the maybe he's awesome. Maybe he's going to be Kirby Gates this year Kirby it hasn't been Kirby Yates. Although I can't remember was that actually real life it was on my team were curbing. That was real life. The padres bullpen I think it was actually seem an cute. Tanny ously, because the results of our legal coming in only red sox are now five three All right. So So, trevorrow slotting getting cold saucer a Baltimore earning him either he went further as much as Rosenthal did about. A whole lot about Co. Salsa. Trevor got went for double both of them. So did Jairo de as Colorado. So I'M GONNA. Wait why not get him art so I must have screwed up nothing. Donovan Solano went for fifty one. Will they ask this rank? These four Rosenthal saucer? got. An Eye Rhodesia's which Iraqi. Rosenthal. As Yeah. And then ulcers at the bottom. Is it because his Baltimore because Trevor got might not be guarding anymore saves. I'm not interested in either one, but I will take ballpark. Over. Rest. The fifth one was I got outbid by. Roman Wick. Yes grown wick being the guy gets the. Roller. Wick, they're closer but we don't know this. No, we don't. It could still. Kimbrel frankly. So in my com which again I know you re religiously I wrote that that like seven or eight closers that are rostered in more than fifty percent of Espn Standard Leagues were going to be dropped by that next time next week by the way KUDOS AJ mass for great headline on this Otani. Story Fantasy Baseball Schrodinger Bat I liked that a lot. I wrote I wrote. I. WanNa get your reaction that defiling pitchers will all be dropped by this time next week. So this Friday in order of their lofty peak Edwin as the mets can giles hurt Brad Hand Nick Anderson Disagree there hozeal Clark obvious cutting Craig Kimbrel I think you have to them will Smith of Atlanta, I think all those guys. Now, Greg Holland was not rostered more than fifty percent neither was way. Davis WHO's already on the injured list Higher Diaz not giving up closing. We're not seeing Scott over at all this year so. The pictures I named, would you drop them all? Who would you? You would not dropping the gainers. Mouthful here. Yeah. If you were committed on Nick Anderson and frankly I'd put will smith in this. Category I think you still need to stick with them. The others I can see the case for Kimbrel. I might hesitate just because the managers hedging on that. Like how can you give Craig Kimbrel the next save opportunity. Like Rowett got to save for child with the other day I don't know what they did in the game today but now it's five to four. Now it's five to five. I don't know what's happening. I can't even keep track I can't do a show I do this. It is challenging. Isn't it? I mean I'm kind of looking at you and other things here. And I'm trying to do my lineup for a for talent. The same time I can't do it all Why would you keep kimber on your Australia more tell me why What could possibly happen? That's good. He's allowed eleven home runs. It is twenty two innings for the car yet look. It puzzles me. I'm just saying what the information that we have I mean if I'm going to pick one of those guys to go to next, that will be the next one would be whole next most likely to be holding onto. And by the way, Hustle Robe was was terrible week and he's probably losing his job as the closer but Joe Madden won't tell anybody who is going to be New Orleans need to protect we're going to be. Campaign Rosia. He's the only guy that both open. It looks like he typically I say that and then cold saucers getting saves. So hopefully did not look good in the Yankee game I have to be clear on that. Of course, he did through the Yankees but my point here is it could be Cambridge Rosen could became middle. It could be tied buttery who a year ago in April we thought was going to be there closer. And the best is we. We haven't even mentioned the name that I find most interesting. And that's Jim James Karen check. Are. So. I don't know if I'm dropping Brad hand yet. Or? Words that was one of the six I say I predicted that a week people would be dropping. Okay. Okay. It was the predicts light. Edwin. Brad hand I think the as I would drop before hand. But like we don't Cleveland, even score this weekend, right? Like how do we know what's going to happen with Cleveland's Looked very good in the past two outings. I not surprised but. I don't know why anybody would be. All right. Anyway, let's do a little bit of a scheduled preview here for the week and again, this is all predicated on them. Playing baseball I mean Saturday like a third of the League didn't play so on Monday. The first day of is scheduled to be at six forty PM eastern time the battle of Ohio. So get your weekly lineups in by. Then ESPN PLUS has the late Game Frankie Montage of Oakland at Justice Sheffield and Seattle Seattle Bunch of interesting hitters. Such a straight Crawford is that Jose guy played left the other day. For Space, they've got shed longer they dropped the batting order because Crawford's been so good. I don't WanNa make I don't want to make fun of this guy's name Lejos some xactly sure how to pronounce it Schoenfield. Jose more MO- lejos who's been playing left field for some strangers, Carl Lewis Looks Great. Still that's not going away Carl Lewis is not Donovan Solano people very big difference here. This is true. Yeah. you add Carl Lewis you don't add Donovan Solano and even might still do better than both of. I'm an agreement out mills, the cubs at home against the world's interesting for you or no. Borderline. Can't go Jake Arrieta Yankee Stadium Zach sack at the reds. Okay. I'm buying all the Cleveland starters. It's not a great ballpark situation for him but yeah. Tuesday ESPN as a tripleheader look at this two PM eastern time scheduled Pittsburgh at Minnesota Joe. Musk Rovan rich hill. He looked better there. I like retail there but I guess the face Pittsburgh I like Moscow of better for the year I like hell better for that game because the matchup is that you couldn't get a bigger divide in matchup. you know you're probably right record holder for home runs and an expert. And it's been Minnesota, which is a problem for Pittsburgh pitchers. Stephen Matt's is at the Washington at seven PM Eastern starting for the nationals right now and then late it's the angels Seattle. Injustice done who else is pitching on? Tuesday. Is Interesting this tyler male against Cleveland and interest I like Tyler mealy yeah. If you had A. But I I like. If you had to choose between Rich Hill and Matthew Boyd on. Tuesday. Matthew Boyd at home against the cardinals who haven't played over week Matthew Boyd been given up some stuff but he's still guy with two hundred, thirty, eight strikeouts. Last year people are dropping they really shouldn't be, but the corals unplayed two weeks. So who knows if they're gonNA even view, you know hitting the ball I I don't know that they're going to play that game at all. So that might wash this but even given that I would still take hill. I, like the match up that much and by the way when he's healthy. I'm taking Richhill, but you're not dropping Matthew Boyd. Now. Freddie Peralta of the brewers at home against the white sox. I like Freddie Peralta. Defend the BREWERS I. I'm still trying to. Verify their rotation information here because they had had so many postponements but I'm on board with whoever they're pitching in any of the Games of that series, you know I like the brewers pitchers. The Tuesday guy that we have them up on the schedule yet let's see. Yeah we do. Hayslett Ardo against Lance Lynn I was just GonNa say, Liz Lazardo at home against Texas that's very interesting. I would you use order right away or assume that there's a pitch count? I assume there's a pitch count but I'm still using them. Wednesday night and it will be doing our next year on Wednesday night So some of the gains won't be over by then but a CPAS any starting interest here that you should be picking up Jordan Montgomery's at Philadelphia, but really at Yankee Stadium. I like Jordan Montgomery I would take him actually are they planning Geico Stan I thought they were playing in Philly for those two I thought I'll forward Yankee stadium but I could be wrong. Yeah. It's hard for me to keep track of it. I thought that that that one where they were going back to philly either way. Both ballparks leaned to home runs. I'm still gonNA use Montgomery here. I did like what I saw the first adding. Colorado's still pitching well, Tristan, even home. Yeah know like John Gray Kyle freeland. Make Fun of me when I drive to Kyle Freeland in in labor and L. But kyle freeland has looked really good and he's available in eighty percent of leagues that was at home against the padres. Now, padres aren't the Yankees but still. My point being the conference and had a great year two years ago. Why couldn't you get back to some semblance of that and looks like he has and his next two games or both at home but not against dominant offenses, the giants and the diamondbacks you can call me a hypocrite. If you wish I am Kyle Free Religions winner I got the winning bid on. Freeland in towers. Tables of. At, look I noticed it too. They pitched well home and at San Francisco and look I know San Francisco at a good game against Mike Minor. More. Minor. Not Pitching. Well, I met one inning. But I'm not a big fan of their offense maybe. This game I bet you can't versus Santa Hilliard and I would have been right You know maybe this stop soon but Hillary looks terrible and that camp has twice as many home runs. You thought. I was crazy. And I might be might aimed tomorrow anyway what he could walk away tomorrow who knows but the point is they are playing Matt Camp Omay. Decreasing Iraqis are I mean look they're doing that now the rockies can make the playoffs though that's the think if this, if this big three rotation pitches will the got way Davis out of there. So he's not going to blow anymore saves. They could the playoffs without lineup I'm not saying they should play Matt Camp they should play Garrett Hamson it, Sam Hillary what they untapped and see what they have for next year but there's just not GonNa do that. I'm still gonNA give you this too bad kemp starts both against lefties right when to use them succeeded one guy from the closer we left out what is Houston to save because Roberto as soon as on the injured list and your while. Yeah. So if it's not if it's not Presley I, don't know who's they're closers they seem to indicate it is Ryan Presley that he's helping to pitch did pitch in that game wasn't that effective? Setting. Up a sooner. Just wrote this for the closer. By the way we applaud the closer chart that gets updated every day at the very least and Seis need was one of the ones that I mentioned as a possibility and. Blake Taylor. Taylor is the other one the left late Taylor Z somebody on that was on like nine. Oh, two, one hour or something I don't know. Let me look up Houston's roster. Or Brandon Black. I Nokia lack I drafted him league or Minor Leaguers Blake Taylor left Blair's lefty though is it is really tough for a lefty become closer. Unless you're. I. Mean. You could end up going the committee way with a lot of teams are doing Andrei Scrub Scrub Scrub I. Still Think Bryant brave man he's young. He throws hard. That's what I thought. Yeah but they don't they're not using him later in these games so. All right. Anyway, that's off the closer report next one on Wednesday night. Now, Spring Kyle back and talk some hashbrowns. We do have plenty hashbrowns. A lot of questions came in about how good is tyler chat with what kind of award should he get appreciate all those comments questions guys can answer but I want people to know that those were seen and enjoyed very much. Randy wants to know if Collin Moran is a thing or just a flash in the PAN. I don't WanNa say the comrades like Donovan Solano and people are GonNa say Eric Watt Moran is younger and he's not exactly journeymen. He hit in the miners. He's got some popping really short last year only thirteen home runs and he basically play the entire season hits doubles not a walker. I mean he's got five home runs. Seven RBI to walks is probably ends badly. Now if kept now, Brian Hayes is out with the virus and even if he wasn't, they might still play Moran But if I'm choosing between Moran and let me go through the batters the most added and If it's Moran versus Solano I take Moran, but I would I would take the Carl Lewis in and carly's Stransky grandson are both rostered most leagues at this point Moran versus JP Crawford. Crawford because I think he'd steal bases. Moran versus Tasker Hernandez I'd probably take titus then gets more power even though Miranda got five homers already. Moran versus Kyle Seager. I mean like playing name game here I'm not taking com around any of these are you Crawford's close but based on what he's doing so far. Also, the Walk Rates Been Pretty Nice for him and the fact that can give you stolen base. Yeah. Yeah. It can get on board with that. Color Moran by the way it struck me before that he was a perfect partner. But. Maybe more I don't know I. Don't think so. I come around didn't exactly destroy writers last year if memory serves me, let me look it up. To seventy three. To Seventy eight three twenty nine, four, thirty, four, that's not destroying ray enters I. He's pretty average should be replaced So the Astros are going to get a save opportunity, but it's the eleventh inning so we don't know if If they're closer their next close going to pitch it. But Anyway, okay. Five five game fourth-inning. Yankees were helping anybody talking during the Red Sox game on your. Joe Wants to know which closers you're panicking I'm you were high on coming into this season you mentioned advocacy s You know if I was high on India's I ranked them too well. I thought we had to didn't. We have to rank windy as well. We didn't have to rank humor why I did not rank kimber while I had him like number. Fifteen. And that's only to say that there were fifteen hadn't figured out the clothes situations. You know like Washington or I assume that Kennedy was Kansas City's closer. I don't know why did that is nowhere near closing MAZING amazing. In Kennedy, was one of the best closers in the League in the final four months last year they didn't even give him a chance to close this year. So who am I? Who is a high on entering this year? That has already I've already lost confidence in I will not put the Kimbrell there because I I assume that that two of them Kenley Jansen would blow I will say Brad hand I thought it'd be fine I thought I thought Hanzel robots would be fine. Really. Anyone. Else here the Kirby as I still think we'll be fine. I believe in it windy as and did all and and that did not go particularly well. I. Didn't even mention Texas who's they're closer now. And Chris Woodward said that it is a committee led by Jonathan Hernandez. Nick. Cody. At the Save the day before that and everybody was adding him in all fantasy leagues at the time gooding Hernandez and by the way he mentioned Edison Volkan. Oh my goodness I know I. Know I'm look I'm just saying, Woodward said, if it's me, I'm adding good I Hernandez second only alien lease. Okay, I am concerned about the. And I was all in a Nick Anderson I am concerned about the fact that that if that is a full fledged committee and they're going strictly matchups, the volume probably is not going to be there to justify my valuation. Nobody, not changing rules in the middle of the Lee in the middle of the season. Eric. Wants of every league at this point should be a daily transactions, league? Somebody tweeted me and say, why can't my league change from this to this and I felt like replying it's a week into the season. You can't do it. First of all, you literally can't do it on our site you can't. You can't change your league after it's already started you could have done it before the season started can't do it now I have a league right now that's changing a rule I don't like it. I voted no, I don't care if. It goes through because I'm not trying but what's The rule is, in Marlins, type situation if the team doesn't play for four consecutive days, you can place them on your reserve list like an injured list and I don't think that's right. But. Because they're not John Them VR's. List. So Natalie there's no bench. in that league, you have to get rid of a player you drop you you can't bench or th minor leagues or the injured list. So basically, all Marlins L. Cardinals now are eligible for the injured list I don't think that's right but. So we'll trade rules in the middle of a season, even a pandemic season, even regular season like this i. I. Think There's merit to the idea of playing daily this year just to get yourself used to it to see if you like it. As I said about the experimental possibility daily leagues are exhausting even if somebody who updates a forecaster each and every day. I. Find. Daily. Leagues Pretty Exhausting. Eric League tout has the injury replacement role. Correct. I don't think so. Okay so so Intel NFL Ale and. Maybe. It's not that makes like alien and we have an injury replacement rule where if a player is hurt during the middle of the week, you can put in a player. Yeah Yeah Yeah we have in my keeper League we have. We also have this role. And as the Commissioner of this league, I did approve. Being able to do that with the phillies and the Marlins and other teams that have this because look. Started Dude. Yes I would never do this in a traditional season, but it's a strange year and it does the experience stinks for people who are missing a week's worth of games. It does the experience stinks in general. Okay. 'cause like. All, these players are sitting out and when the Phillies dupleix all these doubleheaders jt removed is not gonNa play in all and the pitching is going to be a wreck and going to close both ends of a doubleheader. So you say, okay, you'll get the games back eventually league no, you won't. You won't get them out all the phillies are playing sixty games a season guaranteed that I don't know if anybody is but. I'll tell you. I believe can I'm going to check and make sure you can still draft a new team right now but My suggestion would just be drafted new team and do it as daily starting from today daily points. League is like the only thing that I think makes sense right now 'cause try it. It's an experimental year. See if you enjoy the format. For. No money to see if you like it. You know like just. Look I love. BASEBA-. And I love fantasy. But this is not baseball right now this is a mess. Variety last question here comes from David, he wants to know what your value on Madison Bumgarner for the rest of the year. Pitch today. Pennsylvania for. Tuesday Houston he's a two star pitcher. Houston at San Diego. I haven't seen anything so far on Bumgarner that has been concerned. He's gone five and a third and five in two-thirds, but that means nothing to me because it's early on. I think he's durable. I think he's Saying durables crazy. But like the injuries he had weren't like his elbow or shoulder I think he's GonNa be fine. Now, I want to use them against Houston. Really but if I've got him in a weekly League I leave him active I it's me strange like what are you? Be Concerned about your really concerned about Madison. Bumgarner I. Know. David's asking about it's the velocity thing because. It's. No because he's never been a high velocity kind of guy, I mean the highest year he ever had single season was ninety two point one miles per hour on the fastball it's eighty, seven nine right now which. Can Be problematic I'll point this out though if you count this year's, he's been solidly between three ninety and four each of the past four seasons. I'm not overly concerned about them, but I also I don't treat him as a leader I. Don't think you do these days either so let me ask you this. All right. Kris Bryant has an illness he tested negative. I don't know if he's playing this week maybe he is. Maybe he isn't how're you handling Rauscher moves in your myriad fantasy leaks whether it's a player who is on the Angeles whether a player who might go whether it's brewer are cardinal or Marlin they only moral should be rostered right now Jonathan Vr but all you might be raw string, Alcantara kinzler how are you handling this? It's like I don't even know what the answers are to do with this irregular season. I'm waiting as long as I possibly can to set the lineup wherever I can. But I'm airing on the side of caution otherwise, and if I do think there's a legitimate chance of the team or player won't play replacing him if I can with a player is going to give me more volume volume to me is probably, GonNa? Vines everything in this pandemic season right I mean. Which is another reason why I haven't really been raw string a Lotta closers I just WanNa innings you know like. I might roster. Amid a reliever I think is going to pitch a lot but like Matt Barnes, I have roster in a league I don't think he's going to get any saves, but I think he's GonNa Pitch. Like feel confident, he's going to pitch three four innings a week. Maybe you know like at least that's something. That's more than what Zach Eflin is done for the village hasn't been yet at all. You know I have no idea. Corden birds going to pitch sweet because the brewers can redo their entire rotation I, I think he's pitching but I just benched because I have no idea and that's that's the good move because I'm not sure staying in the rotation he could very well be that middle relief kind of guy takes fourth fifth sixth innings behind a struggling starter. Which means he would get the win. Wins a piece for the brewers none of their starters including woodruff we're going to. Raise right. Razi stuff. Today. Thing though we've got the Trivia answer. Oh. Yes I again. The question was Donovan Solano Thirteen Rbi first ten games. So we're taking the ten games last year, who are the six players who drove at least thirteen runs. You guys had gotten cody bellinger Christian Yelich if I'm not mistaken, did you have another? Four left. I mean, it's it. You should know one. Because he got off to a good start, right? Yep, you should. Definitely. Eric should no one. No not the right Philly? No. Way Was it wasn't hoskins was reese. Hoskins. That seems like five years ago that he pitched that he played. Another one. Another one come hardware. Another one what netted some hardware after the year. He had a really great start. Surprisingly made his team. Out of spring. Training. Tease. Nope but you're thinking the right general idea just the wrong player these did not win hardware. Was the rookie of the year with the NL rookie of the year. Peter, Lonzo Alonzo had fourteen another one played in the first game. This one was overseas. He homered twice if I recall on in that opening game Remember. It was. It was Seattle. It was Seattle player or is it Vulgar Bach? No. Haniger. nope. Ain't Cleveland now. Domingo's Santa Domingo. Santana fourteen. And the last one is a Chicago White Sox infielder. No. NOPE mccotter. Thirteen yeah. I was GonNa Guess Lourdes Garcia. I mean I stupidly cut McConnell League entering last season because I thought he was gonNA never hit for enough average and still basis and then he did all right. Well, that's why you listen to Tristan and not Eric All right? We're done for today as soon as fun we're going to keep doing some Sunday nights until we told to stop I guess and later this week will do Wednesday night space, Kisser Kyle producers and that offer now the three musketeers here, Kyle Anderson Eric and Tyler would wishing you a hardy and also week. Hello this is your apartment. I need some favors from you. Your cat keeps rubbing against the kitchen island and I can't return the favor. Can you give her extra pets for me after that? Could you bundle your renters and car insurance with GEICO? We could save money and it's easy to do online and one last thing could you leave the TV on during the day I need to catch up on my soaps? For Bundling made easy go to GEICO. Dot. com today.

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The Role of Athletes

Around the Horn

23:20 min | 3 months ago

The Role of Athletes

"The. There will be basketball. Today's. Games postponed but the NBA announcing it will return from the players wildcat strike for a post-season. Deliberations overnight push pull from players. What should they do? What can they do? What did they accomplish? That's going to be where we start. Jackie macmullan Basketball Hall of fame bill with the latest from Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles. So providence last night's O.. J. A. Dante three decades covering the League now Director Sports Journalism and North Western's school. Thanks for joining US Jackie on how we got here and where exactly is here. I think we're here is is developing every second of every day Tony but how did we get here another black man, Jacob Black Blake in this case was shot at close range by police officer. It just set off a series of events among these players who are already frustrated with racial injustice in this country, and then the extraordinary step of the Milwaukee Bucks to not show up to the court for their basketball game it caught everybody off guard the Players Association President Chris Paul did know know anything about it? Lebron James. Some of the other stars none of them knew anything about it, and then it starts to postponement would think about we're the NBA was about twelve hours ago. Jaanus your rating. MVP obviously, he had a lot to do with the fact, his team can take the court. Then we find a published report later on that the Lakers led by Lebron James and the clippers led by Leonard we're voting to canceling the season. Those are three of the most prominent players I can think of your league that were saying what it's too much. We've had enough. All right. So what would you change? How did we get into the position where the players have decided to play? I think what's happened overnight is there was some conversations in the bucks locker room with this ficials that was laid out today on Espn Dot com about what are you going to do about this particular incident I do believe that the owners had to talk get together very quickly and talk I've been told that Michael Jordan Tony turned out to be one of the main intermediaries he reached out to. Chris. Ball in advance of their owners meeting this morning said, how can I help bridge? This course Jordan was a hall of fame player, and now is the only black majority owner in the league. How can I get us all together? So we're on the same page. I. Think there is a feeling still among the owners anyway and some of the players, not all that the the biggest platform for social. Change remains the NBA, the court and plane but I do think there's some fatigue among the pace. You can understand it if you're black man or woman in this country and you see this yet again, you can understand how exhausted is how upsetting it is and how you feel like, what am I to do? How can we make a difference and they did get everybody's attention with this walk off. For Sure Bill Plash, you heard Jackie mention the report of prominent the Lakers and clippers were last night in the early deliberations considering stepping away ending their bubble ending their season maybe ending be season something changed overnight. What can you tell us? Well, I'm really proud of the two teams I mean nobody had more to lose than Lebron James and all this and he said I'll walk away not perhaps was Team to lose clippers and they said we'll walk away. I. Think last night there were sending a message to the owners to saying this is serious. Listen to us because they know without the Lakers and clippers there would have been no season. The season would have ended. The NBA does not play on then I think after overnight after meeting and they realized that, I, think this is what they were. GonNa come. To all along that, their message is much better sent. If there on the court, the platform is much more important if they're playing and I can attest to this because I've been with the Lakers covering Lakers last several weeks and Lebron Lebron James's message of social injustice every night and it's been so compelling to me and I heard doc rivers it's so compelling to me and you those messages they don't get. Portrayed and relate unless the players are playing elissa actually games unless there's actually doing press conferences nobody hears those messages and they're very compelling and really add up and I think the players realize that So does that in any way? Take Away with the last twenty, four hours worth the decision to stop down for you know because what this player is, the ultimate players saying listen, we have the power to play. We have the power not to play and we will use that power courageous Milwaukee Bucks by the way on on their own out on a limb very courageous from walking I. Think he's very powerful statement to players and it could be used again. It's just it's a statement to say we shut this thing down. Jay How do you consider the last twenty four hours in what was accomplished with? The strike of the Games in decision to come back and play. Or one thing by striking invalidated the decision for them all to go and play in the bubble in the first place amid their concerns about social justice because had they not been there? Had They not stop playing last night then we wouldn't be having these conversations. So it evaluated all the people that said using this platform. We can have a greater effect and if we if we just don't bother to play and I just within the last couple of hours realize that. They framed it in weight needs to be framed and why was the Houston Astros game against the angels postponed last night because there was a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coast why didn't the Lakers and clippers play the first game after Kobe Bryant died because they needed to stop to grieve why did all sports shut down after nine eleven because there was a crisis there was merged we were under attack and all of those things apply to right now to the community that is the feeling. That it's a crisis and emergency we're under attack and we need to frame it that way. How can you play sports under those conditions? That's why they couldn't play last night although some of those examples you gave were to honor Kobe. Bryant take the day off and also degree I guess as well. This was about effecting change. So my question is I want to flesh this out a little bit the idea that you did this now, what's the plan you did this now? What's the accomplishment because? Jaylen Brown's talked about this. He's been very honest when deliberations were ongoing about going home you can't just go home and be at home you have to be on the front line the need for plan and to oppressive plan on people isn't just two days off. It's also been a point of criticism and that's what I want to focus on here talking about the NFL, you may have seen Bruce Arians comments your responsibility to take action protesting doesn't do crap in my opinion I've been seeing it since nineteen, sixty, eight. Jay How do you consider the the need for a plan? And You can allow time for that to formulate right, and that's been one of the things about a lot of these movements is that you don't have this central figure leadership so you don't have the. Plan but but you do have the energy and the motion. I. Mean I think part of it was the frustration that no progress had been made for all the action that had been taken taken to the streets marching protesting and yes even property damage and what was the result of that anti-obama came up the Syrup bottle the Washington football team changes nickname. So it hasn't been enough. So even the action, even the mass number of. People in the streets hasn't been enough to take action. So now we'll see and I think part of this that's not being important that much is the pressure that Lebron James and other players want to put on the owners do something people in positions of power with incredible wealth incredibly, well connected politically what can they do? People were really in position to make a difference. Jackie how do you consider? Maybe, it's point criticism or maybe just a point of assessment you made stand you took the day two days. What's the plan? Well, I think that's being formulated as we speak because these groups are meeting again today the seasoning at five o'clock around that time or dinnertime somewhere in there and they're going to continue these discussions. I think there's going to be a very specific plan laid out from the players to the owners what they want. I, don't think it's about money I think it's about what Jay's referring to White Corporate America, and how do you get them to stay up standout pay? Attention, and help us make this change people in position of power. You know the other thing that's interesting to me bill was talking about how these this has been the best platform. One thing I wondered about though was the day that the Lakers decide to wear the Briana Taylor hats that was the day they lost to the Portland Trailblazers. I don't remember anybody talking about Brianna Taylor hats they were all talking about Dame Lillard. So there is some truth to that. And Bill, how do you consider what's the plant? This protests have to have a plan I think this one does I. Think people are going to be wearied of all the boycotting the protest list something happens, and here's here's what happened the California legislature this week. This weekend's going to pass a police reform bill and it's to be so watered down there's more than a dozen bills introduced and the lobbyist got to him and the police shooting has got to him and where. Were the NBA owners, where were the players and where is the influence of rate MBA powerful on these legislatures this has happened in every state. In this country, they're all these police reform bills that were that came out after George Floyd are all getting watered down by the lobbyist and police unions. This is where the plan needs to be an act. This is where the rich Jay said the wealthy owners influential owners need to get to Sacramento California and get this thing done. I do wonder if. It's not you have to have action not just protests I. Wonder isn't protest action in its own way. The action of sitting out the game. That's an active moment. It's a passive moment. Let me this bill, how do you assess the risk? The NBA runs or incurred just after yesterday and today of losing fans did you see it in any way? I think it only be a risk if they stopped playing I think the players and owners both realize that I think fans actually endeared to the the unity into the struggle, the players into their to their. Cry For Social Justice I think the fans actually like that and I think the fans can appreciate any all you do. Again I said it before listened to Lebron James Listening to Doc rivers talk after Games listen to their pain field they're paying fielder anguish I. think the fans can relate to that and can learn from that and I actually this was a bonding moment for the fans and the players I think that as long as you're pointing. Bill I wish that were true. I wish I could agree with you. I want. So desperately to agree with you but I do think there's a large segment of people out there that want their athletes to do one thing only for them. Entertain me entertain me I want to turn on Idaho I'm at the end of a long day I just WanNa Watch a game. I don't care about your politics, I don't care about anything with the here's what they're missing Tony this isn't about politics. This is about humanity. It's a very different thing and that's what those people don't understand and I wish that they did. Jay We were talking before we sat down and there was something else that you struck you throughout all this. I'll invite you now please. Particularly, being in Chicago been backyard last four years. I've been. You're totally at ten years of my fifty and it. You feel this story here there's a Chicago connection, Jacob blakes family living in Evanston the first city north of Chicago and for generations is his grandfather was active and helped with affordable housing there, and you just feel this connection for people that want to make that story that tired trope what about Chicago what about Chicago? What? What? What about these residents of Chicago do care about their feelings? What about the fact that Chicago is budgeted? One hundred, fifty, three, million dollars in the twenty twenty budget to account for paying off for police misconduct. Over one hundred, million dollars on last year. So if you don't care about people's lives, maybe care about the way your money is being spent because of the conduct of these police officers. That Jay Rope against the break. When we come back, I WANNA ask you a question what would have happened if the NFL. Whereas debut tonight into week one this weekend. 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Neka McKay called it a day of reflection. Four teams on site last night out to court washing mystics and Jacob Blake shirts with Martin represent except bullets back then had a two liter mls play one game five nop plays. The League said in a statement is important not Boston day that was disputed by L. AFC midfielder Mark Anthony K want to be clear it was the players refused to play. Major, League, baseball NFL CANCELLATIONS Games practices, and some someplace over the last two days. Dominic Smith of the mets he did play took a knee before the game and Isabel Bill after the game. was extremely power. It was a long day for me so. Kind of mentally but. Would be. Dominic Smith of the mets. And the NHL. They had moments of reflection before games but played on entirely last night today making the decision to postpone games start with the NHL specifically. Jackie. Had It all that strike you? I mean did they oversleep or what a need? To Postpone Your Games, you should've done it yesterday and I talked to a lot of my black friends and black executives and black players in the last twenty, four to four, really twenty four hours mostly I asked about the NHL and no one really wants to get into that right now because they're dealing with here one of the things they said was don't. They understand they look around and say, well, it doesn't affect us. We feel bad but we're going to keep going. That's what they're trying to change. Black people don't need to be held the black lives matter. It's everybody else around them that does and that's what it felt like to a lot of them when they saw what the NHL did or more importantly didn't. Do. You have a Jackie, the NHL released not in a position to be leading conversations on racial equality in the world when they've had so much difficulty making black players feel welcome and included in in their league and throughout the hockey culture and you know the fact that they're not playing any games in America right now. So few of the players are American. Maybe it's just I have low expectations but I I was neither surprised nor disappointed actually. Matt, dumble and Evanger Canes who players run the diverse the alliance I mean, dumper said, we're always late to this. That's what he said Bill plash how did the initial strike? Yeah J. A I don't agree with you think because they've had these racial issues in their league. They are responsibilities even more for them make statements even more important for them. I would've loved it. You know the sad part about is nobody expected to to do anything? It's like Oh yeah they're they're gonNA play of course play or the NHL they're so out of touch with the sports landscape and I think that's the league I think that's what it's. It's it's connection it's its reach throughout this country and it shows Ignorant. To hear doomed to speak out the here Dominic Smith speak out like he did after playing the game. Exploring the other leagues as well. Clarity today of the Saint Louis. Carl jet clarity talking about the only sport play today is us let that sink in. Whether, it's possible one strategy works for one League of one strategy works for another league build. The position of the players are in you want to address that. Yeah. I think the most compelling thing I saw was. In baseball and baseball again was one of the last sports you think would be to honor this boycott and several teams did and I saw yesterday mookie betts came out and said, he didn't want to play. He couldn't play the dodgers. The dodgers then said okay. Then we're not gonNA play they stood by and he stood beside him Clayton Kershaw a creature of habit missed the start because of moving said I'm doing this 'cause we're one team one when unit that's that's unity togetherness and that's what is needed to make this thing go away. Jadon. Building wasn't just Buki Bets and Clayton Kershaw whose presence there was huge. It was day Roberts, the manager, Kenley Jansen the closer in front of the typical backdrop that they used for further press conferences, right bill contrast that with three ahead we had Jason. Heyward by himself in front of a cinderblock wall and an no no sign of anywhere and it just showed the inconsistency throughout the sport and I think it's really going to have to be driven by strong player voices and that sport. Think about this first second NFL I. Mean there are two weeks away from their opening game in two weeks a couple of days. All beef one sleep you imagine what would it if if if that were now? Recently. Heard Roger Goodell today he regretted not listening to cabinet for years ago. Jackie? What do you think the NFL is now post? Then how do you think this might go two weeks Well, it'd interesting to see because they're not only dealing with this. There's still going with possible covid nineteen issues on top of this, I know that there were some key practices canceled in the NFL, but the difference between this to me again, and we go back to the NBA is when something happens, it happens across the board and that's got to do with leadership and that's got to do with Adam silver. So let's see if Roger Goodell has learned from cabinet as these guys have been saying for the last twenty, four hours talk is cheap. Show us. To. And they can make a difference. The thing is if the bucks don't play or if the brewers even don't play I, don't think that gets to in effect and punishes maybe the people that need to hear this message if the packers weren't to play the the America's most important sport the most important team in Wisconsin the most important television products in America that would make a difference. So I think the NFL has a chance to say, Hey, this two weeks, it's a deadline. Action and change or we're not playing opening weekend. and Bill plachy Jay's exactly right. The players have shown. They have the power to shut this down I. Love to see the NFL players use that power to love to see Roger Goodell show that he is again more like Adam silver and he understands and he loves it to happen. We'll see in two weeks. That your thoughts we'll be back in two minutes with some final thoughts. Bill Plastic Jackie Macmullan J.. Dante. Hey it's your homie. Sorry. It's your home i. know you don't like it when I call myself your own me. So I have some favors to ask you, could you get rid of a few chairs in the living room? My floorboards are tired and other easy thing we save money if you bundled your home and car insurance with Geico one more thing I. Know You love lavender scented candles but could be try to he should vanilla I think it would my better. For Bundling. GO TO GEICO DOT COM. Today. Right now, making informed decisions is more important than ever especially when deciding when to return to the workplace and how to do it safely. That's why IBM Watson is helping businesses prioritize employee safety manage facilities, and trace potential exposures with Watson works set of a infused capabilities. Your Business can protect the health safety and productivity of its people. Let's put smart to work visit Ibkr Dot com slash Watson works to learn more. And we're back with some final thoughts looking at the schedule today about a half dozen major league. Baseball Games. Going on and the BMW championship. Golf. Side of that. Another Day of no sports day of reflection is nick McKay at called it the WNBA and I'd like you guys to reflect for some final thoughts now, J. Sunday i. Well the reason that WTI tour is playing tonight is because now me Osaka was out in front twenty, two years old showing leadership in this issue developed into one of the most. Athlete follows on twitter. This was her most significant post yet announcing that she just couldn't bring herself to play. She realized it wasn't gonNA. Make a huge difference in the world. But as a black woman, her identification she wanted to to really initiate a conversation what she called the majority white sport. So I'm really fascinated by the growth that she's showing and I hope she will continue to show the leadership she showing in this area. Thank you for that Jay Bill plachy. Final thought we talked earlier about there being needed to be a plan. The Houston Rockets showed that plan today when they announced that the Toyota Center their home court will be used as a polling place for Harris County voters in the upcoming election. This follows on the heels of dodger stadium and Lebron James Combining to use dodger stadium as a polling place these teams need to. Get into communities, and this is what needs to happen. Voter awareness needs to happen lobbying in state capitals needs to happen influential owners using their money and their wealth and their influence needs to happen. Again, this cannot this cannot just be a one one off boycott. A standard statement it has to be a plan has to be a plan of action. There has to be an idea behind this and I trust the Willoughby. and. We've seen that from a number of teams over the last six months really, and now Houston joins. Thank you for that. Bill Jackie. macmullan final thoughts. So my best friend is a black woman. She's a mom we live in the same town. And we both have sons. And when her son got her licensed recently. She had to sit down with him at the table. And explained to him when the police opened pull you over not if when. To keep your hands on the steering wheel. Make sure they can see your hands at all time when the police officer asks for your license tell him that you are going to reach very slowly into your pocket because that's where your wallet is and you're going to take it out and show it to him. I think about. What I said to my son when he got his license in the same town, you know what happened He drove me to sell. For an ice cream. So please understand why this is so important, and this is what these people are dealing with every single day. Thank you for Sharing Jackie Mac. Always of you guys, this wasn't an easy show. These shows are an easy, but they're important. Thank you for your thoughts. We'll be back tomorrow around the horn.

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Mets Win, Alonso Astounds, Machado Sounds Off

Boomer & Gio

14:40 min | 1 year ago

Mets Win, Alonso Astounds, Machado Sounds Off

"Yanks rained out a last night mets do get another victory and boomer is back in thanks to teams going into the playoffs to get ready to start. He said Jacob degrom is going to be on the mound and win the Jacob. The I'm an elder wildcard. That's what I said are and I didn't say I was thinking. Stop putting words. Did they make their playoff tickets available yet. I mean why doing this well. That's what you said. No I said what have I said hypothetically what would happen. We'd all be jumped up and we think that we in a game because Jacob Graham with you on the mound. That's why yeah well. They said hypothetical. I didn't say that that's what was happy. Ready Changing your mentality. I don't how Brody said just our optimism that you've gotta just it back right. That's what you want. Let's go to Anthony and bridgewater or Anthony. What's happening guys? Thanks for taking my call Comanche. Bring it to me baby when he got into the playoffs MOA boomer. I'm sorry listen. Here's the thing <hes> you take a look at the standings and I know that I want to get it but if you look at these teams under five hundred number one secondly next twenty as for the for the mets the giants of forty six forty nine padres a forty five and forty nine the pirates of forty five and forty nine the white sox to forty two and four the pirates of forty five and forty nine and the marlins a thirty five fifty seven the Mexico. Let's just say I dunno fourteen and six right there they can do that. They're not baseball team short the bullpen. They're fine and secondly the other thing is who do you think the mets GonNa get for frazier and better than nothing. I'll tell you that much I mean. Do you have any idea reject. McNeil came from maybe the next Jeff McNeil's out Todd Frazier and Jason Jason Vargas and these guys and expiring contracts are going to be around yeah. Well you have guys aren't expiring contracts to trade just in case you get yourself into a situation where you're out of the playoff chase and you wanna do try to acquire some prospect somewhere but saying hang all that this is the thing the national league is just so mediocre that anything is possible. Get to five hundred all right. I'm just tell the men who wear the uniforms are thinking. That's all that's that's all they they. They feel like they can get on a roll here and I know he was spewing. All the records of the teams are playing. It's baseball right so the mets have just crappiest record is as so those are the teams are looking at the mets as much like the let's look at them if I if the mets find themselves back at seven games under now they find themselves back in a situation where they're five hundred or above then I'm with you. I'm not going to be able to argue with you. I won't be able to argue with you at that point but right now they're a team. That's seven games under five hundred with with winning four in a row. Now you have to start somewhere right all right Jerry. What are you got fourth man Good Morning? We are brought to you by security. Dodge shop twenty four seven online at security dodge dot com during the summer of jeep sales event and these summer clearance event <hes> just quickly the British open underway. I'll give you the leaderboard Shane Larry Alexander Northern and Webb Simpson at four under par leading the way rory mcilroy had an eight on us. I hole so off to a horrific start for him and Got Tiger Woods playing later on Brooks Kepco later as has well on what's today Thursday on Wednesday and the twins and yes the twins were sloppy but before all that a very big pinch hit at bat for Dominic Smith Oh to Smith swings hi fly deep ride field tomorrow when Gonzales. Zelda's sputter out and he watches this one claire for a home run into the bright red flowered planters that hang over the fence at right. If it clears the limestone it's a big fly and Dom Smith delivers in a pinch literally John Sadek W._C._B._S. eight eighty put the mets ahead at that point five to three and they would wind up beating the twins fourteen to four Pete Alonzo highlighting them at six run eighth inning with a long to run home or Jeff McNeil and R._B._I.. Hi Double. I'm Ed Rosario four four triple homerun. Here's Mickey callaway talking about that Dominic Smith home run. He says he just got the trevor may outlasted on us taking good swings <hes> you know execute one curveball down on and then didn't get the next pitch that <hes> he wanted to execute where he wanted to and domain pay your favorite pitcher Jason Vargas you know settings three earned runs pretty good sure he was okay yeah. It was okay okay. That's what you want. We want okay. It's fine. He you want okay. That's what made from a fifth starter yeah. I already gave my apology Jason Vargas. I apologize to complete game. I said I'm sorry I'm giving up on you so after the joining to apologize every time I'm not giving game. You're okay all right. Thanks here's more calloway. Schorr Alonzo struggled out of the all-star break in Miami but he is back. He put put better swings on the ball today. <hes> thought <hes> you know something was due in there there was he hit that a long way. It was fun to watch four hundred seventy four feet. It went not bad alonzo figured it was a Homerun just felt get off the bat and just news gone since I hit that's it for Steve Jobs and Essen y asking if he admired it a little bit. Did you watch that the whole way. Did you see that landed not bad had in terms of Smith. He had you gotta like that. Of course he's the greatest I mean. The people were sitting up. There had no idea that baseball would reach them probably shocked his held. That came close to hit there. Were watching pita. Lonzo is great. I Don I mean he has been one of the best story lines in a long time and I hope that he keeps going and I hope that this puts to read some of the talk about the Homerun Derby swoon afterwards and he goes on a tare. It'd be great here was <hes> Smith. He had the biggest hit of the day the eighty three run a homer that gave the mets the lead buddy also struck out and the lasting by position player a hero at Ryozo. He says Roy and down. If I get a hit right there doesn't matter because they still rag forgetting hit anyway so the Lewis Situation in the I was is on a lose lose lose in the now on yeah but it didn't really matter having fun with more than anything <hes> the mets are in San Francisco so the mets of one four straight the giants have one five in a row the pitching matchup pretty good Noah syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner the midst did Trade Wilmer refund to the Blue Jay cash cash. Get some cashback yes. He's not worth much more than that. I wouldn't think the problem you guys are on the team. No no no not just for cash the mets we'll trade half the team for cash <laughter>. We'll pounds would love that Yankees and raise rained out. They will play a straight double header today as Aaron Boone would set up the pitching so tomorrow. We'll be her mom first game and then T._v._d.. Second game will not be HAP- apple be. pushback it'll be some kind of opener probably so there you go that. Opener will be today Chad Green Right. You would think I who knows we'll see the Yankees did acquire terrence Gore from the royals for cash cash. They say to triple elsewhere in baseball. The diamondbacks had themselves a heck of a day with the Rangers. The wind is long in from right center which means it flowing out and dyson crates deep right center field. There's gone over the bulls run for Jurat dice. It is six of the year a career high twelve nothing in the bluebirds out in force in Arlington. It was the second reckoning twelve nothing in the second innings they will end up winning nineteen to four diamondbacks radio with the call their Arizona Dia Franchise Record with twenty one hits on the day. That's a franchise record for them. In a nine inning game mentioned the giants winning five five zero. That's because they beat the rockies again. Eleven the final there the Astros beat the angels eleven to two Red Sox over the Blue Jays five four a solo homerun and four R._B._I.'s for Raphael Denver's you had the orioles beat the nationals nine to Indians by the Tigers seventy-two the two as they've crept a little closer to Cleveland rather to Minnesota the dodgers beat the Phillies seventy-two that game started stopped for almost three hours ended it almost two o'clock this morning and they play twelve thirty today so it's tough turnaround for those teams the dodgers now sixty four and thirty four on the season and Christian Yelich should've thirty four on the brewers beat the braves five to four Manny Machado when instagram yesterday where I'm not sure but this just surfaced yesterday and it's it's hard to kind of understand exactly what he's referencing at times because it looks like he is interacting with the people talking on instagram that are posting messages at other times. He's looking at the T._v.. Watching a game and other times he's discussing Eric it Burns and Dan Police Act so a run through this for Eric Burns and Police Act who are network on M._l._b.. Network right so he was asked on instagram from what I can gather if the Marines nick play on Luke Roy was dirty or not here's how the the whole thing starts with the dirty or not decision real quick yeah. He did those Me Twenty Games twenty game suspension is what he's saying hang then. He says it sounds like Eric. Byrnes was defending Murray's neck but if it was him meaning Machado he would have got a bigger suspension twenty games twenty one hundred percent but you know Barnes. You knows everything about the game knows everything play all right so neck all the good play all right so now let me give you this part of it before we continue because there's a lot going on here as we'll get through. Find it find if I find it. Let's see Wednesday Wednesday so <hes> in two thousand seventeen after Machado did something stupid which we know he's done in the past. <hes> Burns put on twitter in regards to Machado quote. This dude is the biggest piece of bleep. I've ever seen play the game with the duty emoji <hes> he is an absolute embarrassment represents everything that's in capital letters wrong with baseball. Hopefully future generations can watch him and learn how not to play the game so this is where this is probably was in reaction to what did Machado do in the game that he must have been watching step. Going to dumb things right somebody. You never know so. That's that's where that I think that comes from then he says sounds like he's saying Burns and police defending marines neck for being thrown at as opposed to maybe like Kim talking about they. They threw it as head. Hello and I got thrown on my head. Nobody was begging me up. They're saying that deserved it. He continues you can throw me but not him. I deserve get through my head. God forbid. Somebody else gets thrown back it up. That's what this games come into our here. That's what this games coming through guys like that. I think you mean I'm not sure guys like police second burns or the pitching. I'm not sure then he case a pause and gives props memory play. The clip about Moore is nick telling his guys to get back in the big deal so he he gives them props for all that good job on that buddy took like Tambi mave respect for that matter Matt respect and they're like a champ. That's how you do it right there and then he goes after police Ken Burns again this guy please sick and warns biggest biggest tools other two hours. What is he worried about? I think I think this is why now this is when things get a little off the rail it starts to sound racial. They you gotTa talk about something at least but you know they've got. They've got to protect their people Machado Machado Machado my child. That's the keyword my child nothing <music> I what shoes I don't know what to say about that but that's where things there's a lot going on. He's starting to finish issues yeah. The biggest one according to the people that were watching was his hair. They had issues hair all I I mean what is he doing man. I made this. He believes he really thinks that these guys are criticizing him not for his past actions on the field where he has stepped on guys. He threw a bad at dude. He also admitted to not hustling. He's not are getting criticized for that but rather the fact that he is a Latino Ball player is the reason why targeting him. That's what he's saying. I WANNA make sure I'm getting that right. That is what it sounds like. I mean that is a that is a big time. Accusation sure that is a it's a real lack of awareness to of what he is done on the field and why we as announcers have reacted to it as well right nothing to do with where he comes from or who he is all about his actions. I'm sure there are hundreds of Latino ballplayers that those guys have commended out on the field you take those guys are all hammering Lenny Dykstra. I would think so right you know probably feel bad for Dwight gooden cheese yeah I mean come on this is just the it's informed and it's wrong right and accusations that are dangerous they really are I mean I'm sorry when you just you basically calling out to guys for essentially being racist on on the air with their takes I mean that's that's rough. I mean that's that's something you you gotta back that up. If you really believe that then you can't just toss stuff like that around happens all the time every single day come on man where you've been. I know pinned down on the boat. I hear it all the time I see our and all that other right away from it I am I am but it's it's not as much in sports. Do we hear these. Things is in politics so we don't talk.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 720  Deadline Pitchers w/Ray Murphy of BaseballHQ

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 720 Deadline Pitchers w/Ray Murphy of BaseballHQ

"<music> episode seven twenty of the sleeper and the boss. It is Thursday July twenty fifth. I'm your host pulse for. I'm joined by John Justin Mason as well as a guest. We're getting where being joined named baseball. H._Q.'s Ray Murphy Gentlemen Good Morning. Thanks for the invite Paul appreciate you coming on Justin how you doing episode seven twenty four twenty somewhere. I don't know how that links no now times now. I like what you're go timezone joke okay sorry so it's been twenty where you are if the episode is based off of eastern time in this in this weird weird world that you've created then yes I guess it's four twenty over there in close to my episode for twenty and it has got to be around there and maybe you know what you need to partake because you're stressing right now taking care of sick wife sick baby grinding. I think you're about to just say that. You've been up all night so I'm just wondering if I'm going to be traded. I don't think I don't think you are okay. I'm getting calls no watch. I'm not trading. They're they're coming with decent offers to H._Q.. Called that's why we ended up having ray on the show you called us. They offered up so they offered up some good stuff. Ryan Bloomfield was in the deal. I said no can't autozone. West Bloomfield was in a deal. I talked to branch brand offered bloomer. I'm just GONNA I'm just saying I'm just saying ever he would never bloomers too great but we brought Rayon on the guest perfect time though too because right now people should be making their plans for what we call f First Pitch Arizona the baseball H._Q.. Baseball Fans Baseball Symposium we brag about and talk about all the time on this show so it's great to have somebody on who helps put it together array. That's actually what we're going to start and we're going to get into some deadline moves here but let's start with that pass. Can you give a nice overview of it for the folks that maybe aren't familiar with it and and you know some reasons why they should attend yeah totally so first pitch charges on a symposium at the Arizona Follow League this year. It's due to some schedule changes out there with the N._F._l.. That we've got a new weekend. We're on Columbus Day weekend October ten through thirteenth out in based at a hotel in Mesa Arizona so we're out there Thursday through Sunday and basically what we do is Thursday. We have got to a Nike and have welcome reception. Say Hi to everybody. We haven't seen in the last year that sort of thing I then in Friday Saturday Sunday. Basically it's mornings we spend in conference and have guys like yourself doing presentations arguing about player performance showing some cool new research. Whatever it is I in the afternoons we go out? The ballparks go to the N._F._l.. All Games last year we saw flat junior Lonzo those guys the other canonical tail is for me is back in two thousand ten or so when we saw Mike Trout and Bryce Harper and the same outfield when they were combined the age of like thirty eight or something like that and then you're the real old-timers talk about seeing seeing some kidney pools who would up seventeen years ago or something like that and then they all went and drafted him in there in their weeks next spring and album and all one weeks because of it so you know this rule timers because they're the ones who talk about the pools here but then then then night we there's ballgames or go to more ballgames if if there aren't we do drafts we play poker. I think I heard there's a super bowl tournament this year too so we we we keep people entertained. That's kind of the shape of the weekend I imagine d._V._R.. Is <hes> is behind that tag mobile situation plays he plays competitively and and learn that while Oh he is good and and does well amongst his friends once he went to the competition. He realized he wasn't as good as he thought but but he'll be like you. The ringer is Dave Pot so oh okay but but d._v._R.. Dave will will be that guy the guy we look up to for our group. I Bet I bet I bet D._R.. Will Run through the group of US but that'll be fun. It is an amazing time if you guys can swing it. You really need to do it because it's just a great great event. It is moved up as you mentioned almost a month. I said the the baseball designed the change the schedule I screwed me this year yeah they josh then you got hit hard yeah so we're missing Justin again unfortunately for for the podcast alive podcasts. Can we do like the Hologram thing of me. Yes like like the new pock one. They have Sunday a life size cardboard cutout. You guys can just put it next to you. Oh that sounds I would love Justin. I got it but yeah we will definitely have to do something like that. They will get you to call in. Maybe a little guest call in tell them all the cool stuff. It's missing is in guess WHO's here this year. Oh everyone's here amazing. Oh my God they have somebody prospects everyone from industry came. You're literally the only person who didn't make it well. It's like living highschool all over again not being able to go to the cool kids party or well. Maybe next year which I know we've been saying now for years so we'll see what I'm going to be does with the schedule. If it's going to become a running trope of just up just like I just missed Justin make for the I don't know if you guys watch landing nine. I don't really watch it's the Sean just familiar with the with the bit of Jimmy Kimmel and and Matt Damon just it's toll thing whereas like and we got mad damning tonight but then the joke was that he was there was never going to be enough time and so they always have like a little robbery. That's going to be union thing we got Justin going to F- pads is here. We saw the date now. He can't make an odd but maybe budgets rename it first pitch Arizona without Justin Basin without just you know without you will sell out so fast. Some people are worried worried that you're going to be there so then Justin might be there so so we have to just needs to do one of the <hes> supposed rooms and San Francisco against that way I can go definitely there. You go and I believe are there early. Bird prices still rain to get the conference so the early bird expired a week or so ago but there are still spots available so it's it's our second lowest price point. I sitting at three ninety nine for the week full weekend right now plus. You're on your own for travel when hotel of course but that gets you three or four ballgame tickets. We hit the the fall stars game. I get you the half day conferences to welcome reception. There's a lunch thrown in probably Saturday Lisa so it's a full service operation all the copy you can drink stuff. It's great and I do think it is worth it. BASEBALL DOT COM slash. I Dash Pitch Dash Arizona get details. There folks again if you can make it. You're really going to enjoy yourselves shelves but let's talk some baseball now. Let's get into the trade deadline which is still ice cold right now. Unfortunately I was really hoping that the Cashier Bailey trains. We're GONNA Kinda. Kick things off but we've literally say nothing sense. Maybe maybe like a small. I don't know if the Martine Maldonado deal was after but either way it was irrelevant. <hes> Borgen talks trade deadline pitchers and we're going to start with the perfect thing for Justin. We're GONNA talk about his his lovely giants what they're doing to ruin their future. Get your chances this year by just continuing to win and it's absolutely wild because you know you don't. I'm not saying that the guys should go out there and be trying to lose. I'm just saying that this this run at the and that it's come is is kind of unfortunate for their for or their long-term Chances Twenty one I believe Yup and it's just annoyed by utterly angry buys winning week good stuff knowingly awesome personally but yeah they've played out of their mind of late and we gotta ask will they sell they've got Madison. Bumgarner Will Smith Sam Dyson as the headline is a few other bullpen. I think Tony Watson is in that group to let alone. Maybe a couple offense a piece but we're focused on pictures here so just won't start with you since it. Is Your Ball Club. Are they going to sell anything. I think they're going to sell some stuff okay. The problem is they're not going to sell the piece that would return them. The most bumgarner MHM garnered Bumgarner <unk> okay. I would agree that. I think they're going to gut that entire bullpen. I think you could see Tony Watson. Sam Dyson Will Smith Mark Melanson and raise MORONTA Algo I would I would be cool with that. Then that would be all right then if they kept bumgarner but like flipped the bullpen I would still call that a a win there because right now I'm worried that they trade like one bullpen peace and that's it. That's my fear right. Now I think for sure will Smith is going to be on. I think there seems to be a high likelihood that Sam dyson goes as well and then Tony Watson probably is I'd say fifty fifty right now from from the things that I'm kind of reading and seeing and <hes> and then some kind of <hes> behind the scenes talk that I've been given from people within the industry so yeah. I think they're gonNA move some of the bullpen in pieces. I don't know I think if they if they were able to sell Bumgarner for what they think they need to do. In order to please the fan base they would have done it already sure so that's I think there too afraid of the fan base riding in burning down Oracle Park to move bumgarner for very very little which is what he should probably command in the last year of a deal so I think he he ends up staying but they're gonNA move move deathly move pieces away. I mean I should still be able to get an impact piece for for Bumgarner but right. What are you going to say? I was going to say I was GonNa ask you guys that kind of skims the question I wanted to guys about his with logjam here nothing happening. What are you guys think from a game theory perspectives the hold up on that as a teams like the giants not sure they want to sell the pieces or is it the buyers not or is it just literally like Bumgarner and say power at the top of the market like lodge jamming and the Yankees can't the side you want to get to the biggest impact piece that can and they don't know who it is and everybody sits around watching that or I can't figure out whether relievers haven't moved yet? That's one thing I can't figure out because you know some of these really gonNA move. I do think some of that asking. I'm Dr Man it's there's too many teams selling yeah and so teams are just comparison shopping. I think it'll be one of those kind of how free agency used to be where like the top guy goes. They all go does so <hes> I think we just gotTA gotTa wait for one of those teams to pull the trigger and my guess is it's going to be the Red Sox Red sox going to figure out which reliever they wanna come in and take over their bullpen bullpen and what they're willing to pay for any kind of set the market so the other teams can jump in yeah I think I think some of the market pricing to is part of it because teams are asking big. I know my tigers been dangling. Boyd and Green Castanos is out there too and they're asking for major returns of course that's the rumor that's being floated. Out is the top of of their scale. I don't think they truly believe that they would get gleyber Torres in like Matt Boyd Deal but I understand why they started there and you can single down from there but if they are hard lining that and they are saying even behind closed doors like no no we meant that it's Torres or bus then it's going to be bus for the Tigers because they're not getting laboratories so I don't know I think pricing might have a bit apartment which would play into Justin's too because they can turn around say well. We'll just go somewhere else and not pay gleyber Torres and get a perfectly capable piece so I'm hoping that once the damn breaks things really opened up but it's hard to say right now and I do think the giants aren't bit of a hold up there because of the way they're performing that second wildcard keep a lot of teams with one foot in just waiting to decide hey. Do we want to go this way or not like imagine if the Rangers hadn't had their big losing streak here they'd be another team that would be looking. They're not even a big trade team right now. I think I think they're actually they'd be they'd be okay to hold minor in Lynn because they're both locked in for next year and Lynn for two years at very fair prices at the same time. If you can get a great deal on minor I think it should be trading him so I think they could go either way and I'd be okay with what they're doing. Okay well. Let's talk some of the big names that aren't giant Air Ray brought up Trevor Bauer rate. We saw the trajectory of Cleveland. This year's been kind of interesting but we're at a point now where they're very much in it. They're really back back into this division. It was looking for a moment like this division was going to be a runaway and hide situation for the twins and it's not like the twins are playing poet poorly. They're still at six six hundred ball but Cleveland's rallied. They're just two games back so does Cleveland. Lebron even entertain trading trevor our at this point or is that something that you would do if you're in charge of Cleveland Right. I mean two sides of the coin. I can make book both arguments. I don't think I would be selling them. I think like enough about the core this team team and what they've weathered that if you're getting Kluber back and Jose Ramirez is removed as Ed from his posterior this is the team you wanted to take into the postseason all along and it took too long to wake up Ramirez and figure out that you know who who the components of your outfit were to be with Machado and now waking up but now that you have those answers. I don't see how you walk away from this core I think I think they've got a whole angry. I I really think they have to I don't I don't know that you can flip somebody especially somebody like Bauer because that would be a major piece away from them. You know they're doing this all without two aces with grasp dealing with WanNa speculate on whether they can get Tarasco back exactly we're back. Guber is working in his way back from the forearm. He should be back so that is nice Justin. Would you move bieber here. How aggressive would you be as G._M.? Or would you say you know what we got. We finally got back to the level we need to we're going to add an eight in Corey Kluber and you know even if he's not he's GonNa be better than Adam PUTCO and that's what he's going to essentially replace so they're going to be adding Ed piece without doing anything but getting healthy so would you move our at this point absolutely not I'd be buying if I was yes. Tony Watson looks great met bullpen all you're so right about that. He would be perfect if we told them at the beginning of the season that they were gonNA lose Corey Kluber for virtually entire season that Jose Ramirez was going to be just there's God awful that they were going to lose. Mike Clovinger for a fair amount of this season they morass Rasco is going to have a five twelve starts. Pasco is going to probably be gone for the entire year. I mean they probably would of sold to start this season in considering not only two games out in the division but they're leading the wildcard right now. I don't understand how they're even rumors for. A guy like Trevor Bauer right makes absolutely no sense and then you see why Cleveland fans are just so frustrated with their ownership that they're not going for it right now. I mean it's not no sense I agree getting on the Horn with San Francisco for one of Watson or or Dyson in that bullpen or in Will Smith or anybody just yeah distracting that bullpen would be such a good three of their guys. Go go you know maybe you can't afford to go get will Smith and and other guy but you can afford to go get <hes> Watson and dyson in Detroit or get get Watson and milan-san Make San Francisco pay a bid there and you know bring the cost down in terms prospect costs yeah ah but then again Salazar is a part of that bullpen. Maybe maybe harass goes. A part of that bullpen comes back. It doesn't have the stamina I mean they have to. They have to stay in the race and see what plays out they have too many bullets they they they really do and <hes> you know that was so frustrated with what they didn't do. What the outfield this past off season? I was like you know you guys deserve to lose but now they're back in it so we'll see what Cleveland while you're at it. Totally that'd be that'd that'd be good add to let's move over to Arizona. They're currently fifty to fifty one and they gotta look at this pathetic Rian win loss of fifty eight forty five and be Kinda bummed that they've left some dubs on the table. I haven't really followed them that close to this yeah. I don't know if if it's a bad luck thing <unk> management or sometimes you're for those that don't know your Rian Win. Losses runs allow runs scored verses runs and allowed just kind of turned into a win-loss record there you know maybe they have a bunch of big wins nine thousand nine to five or whatever uh and that's kind of inviting or they loved wins on the table but either way this team is better than they've played it looks like but at the same time they're looking up we sent fourteen and a half games in the dodgers. That's out of the question. They're playing solely for a wildcard card. Should they move Robbie. Ray doesn't start with you on that one. Absolutely I mean like you said there's no team in the West that can compete with the dodgers in the division but also just in the playoffs in general. You're you're. You're playing to win a championship. You're not playing to make the playoffs like that isn't that isn't it shouldn't be part of the equation necessarily so <hes> they should yeah they should trade anything that they can get return. Value for Robbie Ray seems to be kind of the apple of the Yankees I <hes> so the Yankees got you know W W Garcia and number of other interesting prospects that would be really good in that Arizona System which has been rebuilt in <hes> is kind might have been turned around so I would thoroughly expect them to move rob your that I think they they should certainly entertain it. What about Grinky as well Ray? I'll bring bring in on Ray. I was going to say very confusing sentence there. <hes> what do you think about the hobby ray possibly get moved would you also maybe add cranky if you could finagle the finances because I know that's the biggest hang-up with with moving him in his contract. Yeah I think the giants type back to that they have the the new front office in there and this is still fairly new front office in Arizona too. I think a difference though is that this group in Arizona has already established some credibility I mean they took a beating in the offseason for what they got. Gospel Goldschmidt is turned out to be pretty good Luke Weaver Carson. Kelley looks like a building block behind the plate so imagine if lever was still health but we probably haven't a different conversation about them but I don't think there's enough lineup here. I and there's no bullpen here. I think trying to make this team competitive would require too much by. I think I felt ray. Certainly I'd sell Rinky. I if I could work out the finances that's probably and only the Yankees deal and I don't know we got a fairly particular auto trade. was that an off the top of my head of the Yankees. Are you going on it. I'm sure he will not go to the Yankees I was took. That's right in the you know. I don't probably leaves the dodgers. He probably go back there but that's probably the only fit for anybody who's got the pockets to afford contract. That's the thing they've got the money they can still give a decent peace with it without really impacting their bottom line of of Franch of prospects. Excuse me so yeah maybe like that but ray seems as good as gone and and he should be because they they should get a big piece there. Let's go over to the mets and talking about their two guys. They have Noah syndergaard Anzac we are we was actually a rental syndergaard went ahead a little bit more time after that rape are the mets GonNa move anybody and would it be both or just there's one of the two and if so which one would you pay for the mets I I don't think the front offices got the stomach to move into garden and admit that their plan to contend this year was as malformed turned out to be. I think probably get away with selling wheeler and if they can prove that he's healthy before the deadline. That wouldn't be surprised to see that happen but I just can't imagine that they're they have the self-awareness to see that in Gardens Mayfair will be their best move. That's weird. They're always known for how smart I know such a logical and we'll run organization right. There are so sharp I don't even know I don't even know when you're talking about here. It just and I imagine that you you have a similar agreement here. Because I'm in Lockstep with Ray they should definitely move or if they can prove as healthy but they're probably gonNA balk on training training or maybe someone gives them kind of that offer that they really can't say no to. I just don't I think like the two teams that are most equipped to do that or Houston and the padres and I just don't see Houston being the type of team. That's going to give up up Kyle Tucker plus for or so it comes down to A._J.. Keller who is a trading savant <hes> wouldn't put it pass them that he'd be willing to give up a huge chunk <hes> that farm system because that farm system is so deep in San Diego that being said I just don't see happening I again. I think it's kind of like the bumgarner thing where this is the face of your franchise <hes> and you're afraid of what the fans will do especially considering the kind of not just year but last three three years existence yeah so yeah 'cause I mean if you're going to eighth or you might as well just do a full rebuild in trade <hes> degrom to exact and that's the thing that whatever happened to me. That's the thing that then wagon doesn't have the the the stomach to do. I don't intestinal fortitude favorite might be him as much as the wilpon but the only way could happen is if there was a way to could sell it where they were trading syndergaard for like young immediate help and say this actually makes us better for twenty twenty twenty twenty two or twenty eighty three but the problem is that roster is so mismatched balanced and you know to deepen some spots with no help it a few others. There's really only very few combination if things you can go out and get that actually would accomplish that like you'd have to start with like a true center fielder right and those are pretty those are pretty hard to find. I don't think the padres have one of those trade could stay be playing them. Centerfield already amorgos not to the centerpiece of return for sending out and that I agree with that part of the peace or part of the package I mean the problem with the mets is like that roster isn't that bad like they just have played like complete trash torching it better yeah playing the if I told you at the beginning of the year game which we did with Cleveland if we had said Pete Alonzo's going to break out and be amazing can have a one fifty five P._S.. US Jeff McNeil is going to exceed what he did last year. He's GonNa have a one forty. Five Michael Conforto is going to continue to come along. He's going to have a one twenty sneak tip bench player. Dominic Smith's can have a one thirty two opiates plus. Those are four guarantees. I'm giving you what do you want to do. They would be going. I'm doing backlit relatively healthy and based on those those offensive. You think you're scoring nine hundred bucks. Oh and Jason Bargains is going to be not only capable V. He's going to be like a fourth. He has a three ninety six E._R._A.. For Eighty nine innings so how do you think your diseases GonNa pay now. They make Oh cool. We won the world series. That's that's that's the crazy thing and that just goes to show. How baseball is where you know? Even a handful of three four five guys <hes> going right or going wrong doesn't sink or drive drive your season. You need so many things to go the right way and so it's just been a disaster for the mets. They started off hot again didn't they isn't this like now an annual thing where they start off strong and then and then completely fall apart. I feel like they had a decent record. It wasn't it's good as a few years back when they were like ten into to start but I think that they will. They were decent to start the season only to fall on their faces again. But of course what was it Seattle went thirteen and two to open the year and we know where they are too so okay. I think yeah I I think the mets in the in the end will probably on their hands quite a bit but they should at least move wheeler as he is a rental. Let's talk about Marcus Stroman one of the guys who seemed certain to be dealt just a matter of Toronto waiting to see what they can get. What's what's the best deal which might not crystallize until the weekend or early next week <hes> Ray? Where do you think Marcus Stroman is GonNa wind up and then I'll throw in? Where do you think it would be best for his fantasy dykes? I think those might be two different answers yeah yeah they probably are two different interest. I agree up certain he gets dealt. I'm not even sure this is a case of Toronto haggling over price as much as it is the buyers all wanting to see where the bowers and Bumgarner do don't don't go and everyone's consolation prize and someone will scoop him up once Dave's exhausted the better options I mean we in terms of where he could win that would benefit benefit him from a fantasy value. You want the homework bail you deal oh for him right. You want him and I don't know what facts i. I don't know how many more by me as we're going to do there. I think the most likely place for him. No end is actually probably Philadelphia Okay back. That wouldn't be awful. I mean back from all parts but good for infield defense exactly any ODI is a difficult park and he's made that work and the defense has been bad form. That's always been one thing I've wanted wanted to see for him. <hes> from Earth exactly you know for any Galvez is probably the best shortstop he's ever had but I don't think he's ever had a dynamic count one two punch up the middle so I I would like to see something unlike that Justin. What do you think about about Marcus stroman where he could end up? Philadelphia's sounds like a really good landing spot. I mean there was talk for a little while that seem diego could buy some players <hes> because they've got that prospect depth for a run at twenty twenty and I wonder if stroman would fit well into that in I mean it'd be a really nice part for him <hes> defense behind him his <hes> pretty good in that infield. Field so I would hope that he could end up in a place like that. I think he's more likely to end up in a place like Philadelphia or a a really badly which would be milwaukee <hes> so yeah I mean I mean you want to see him end up in Oakland or in San Diego But Philadelphia would be nice little spot for him. I think yeah I agree that could definitely work for Stroman and we'll see where he goes like. I said he's he's a damn near guaranteed to go so so just a matter of win not if minors definitely a matter of if an and probably leaning not but we'll see again has a year left on his deal I know he was kind of outspoken about being involved in trade rumors that was before the a seven game losing strength though so now it's like okay well in our five hundred and it's not looking so good so we'll see what happens there just in with Mike Minor is as somebody that they're going to move and and how much do you think they should. I think thing they definitely should especially if they can get a really nice deal with that extra year of Control <hes> that being said I don't think they do I think they're gonNA hold on to their pieces and Kinda. Just stand pat and see what happens <hes> which is a really really poor decision though I mean there's talking today about them getting a lot of interest in no more Missouri interesting so maybe that is I mean if they trade a guy like Mazari. You've gotta think they need to trade a guy like minor like what's the point yeah that would change your twenty four year old and keeping no if you take from their perspective of them trying to mount a contender next year in the new ballpark I kind of think they need to keep the pitching but they still need to make room for the likes of Calhoun and if you could flip bizarre allows them to do that in heck especially if you can turn Mazari into more pitching or short to your point depot trae Zara for pitching trait minor for pitching in your and you come out with you know still pitching staff intact or a younger more promising pitching staff lined up for twenty twenty and twenty twenty one five but I I can trim his arth export since to be the trading minor. I think that's fair that you you you mapped out the right point there that definitely told me on that Mazaar twenty four years old quick tangent on him I fall for him. Every year I think is because I finally figured it out when he has his homers. There's some of the most majestic in San homers in the League looking page yeah look at Beijing like fourteen homers cool guy that with that hits like that should have twenty four homers with the way the League is playing this year and he just doesn't it's so weird like rent to Renfro hits the same homers from the right right hand inside but then I go look at his page and he has twenty-something homers so he's doing what he's supposed to twenty-eight for crying out loud yeah and it's just that he gets caught in these ground ground ball fits for noma Zarin. It's so frustrating but here's only twenty four so three three full seasons. It'll be as fourth full season under his belt going into his age twenty five season so there's a lot of experience you could go one case of say this is who he is so stop looking for more or you could still say there is this is still growth period and he could go beyond this particular with the right coaching assuming he's open to it but anyway that's quick tangent on northern Missouri. I think there is a case for and against moving Mike Minor. It is hard to give away bankable pitching. I understand my minors health. Health track record is worrisome but finally a pitcher who who's isn't or WHO's can't be in like the span of a second can it can always flip on a dime so when you've got somebody who now has three hundred strong innings for them. It's got to be reluctant to move that completely so we'll see if they do anything in Texas with their pitching but right now looks like maybe a hitter could be on the move back to back out to Detroit. We talked about Schengen briefly when we'll get into him more with the close but Matt Boyd is talking to the town and they are asking big on him but I still think in the end. Hopefully they find a way to move. This is as Tigers Fan. I speak saying that if they keep them doesn't really make sense. I love my point. I love what he's become but he's twenty twenty eight he he will not this is first great season like he had a good second half last year and this is the first like full season of quality work. I just don't think he's going to be around for the next good tigers team if only because he'll be a free agent before then not not just because he'll be a little bit older too so I think they should absolutely deal him just in. What do you think about Matt Boyne in Detroit? Tigers seems to me to be that one guy everybody has and their dynasty leading that doesn't understand what trade value is shut up so I think he sticks around and maybe they looked at trade him in the off season. I I mean I definitely think they should get a pretty decent hall. I just think there's such a logjam of so many starters on the market that I don't think the Tigers are GonNa get what they want well. I I think you're right. It's a lot of people who might be on the market though right so true in a scenario scenario where bumgarner bar and Bauer up both getting held and be a boy could bubble top top of people's lists including the Yankees. If for some reason they can't agree on a price on ray boy deny substitute there so a couple of domino's have to not fall but in that scenario I could see the price on boy. You know. They're being matchup yeah they. They bring it down a little bit and decide listen. You know we gotta get this deal done. It doesn't makes sense to keep Matt Boyd. Hopefully get something done. I did an article placing a lot of these guys and I put Boyd on the dodgers. Maybe that's wishful thinking there because I mean it'd be so nasty and yes they have five that they're running right now but my eight stripling they're already taken it for the bullpen in the playoffs. We know that they're just not gonNA use them and then they can go Kershaw Bueller Rio boy as their four in the playoffs and acts nasty selfishly they would they have a great system so the Tigers would be able to get something even they didn't get their top price. The secondary price that you would get from the dodgers would still be nice so that's what I'm hoping for fingers crossed one last starting here before we get into some closers Caleb Smith now I put him on the twins. I thought that that could be really cool if the twins got aggressive because they would have more controls and they're not putting all their chips into you know just for this year and then <hes> but then you still get a real nice lefty at the top there and you go burritos Caleb Smith. That's a nice do oh I I don't know that Smith's GonNa get moved and that's the big hang-up of anything but they should be intrigued to move him for the same reason the tiger actual boy you got to twenty-seven-year-old breaking out twenty eight in Boyd's case twenty seven for Smith. is He really going to be part of their next great team. They should definitely move them ray. What do you think about Caleb Smith possibly getting moved by the Marlins I it makes sense in the world especially because if that you still fledgling young young ownership and management group there is shown anything it seems to be they happen I for for pitching and yet they should they should be able to backfill this so sure Flip Smith? There's more coming they've got they've got a flotilla of young arms down there they would they wouldn't miss him and it doesn't affect their contending time. Lattimore knows they have other holes so doc. It's awful oh it's so it's impossible. It's Gary Cooper and eight clowns are seven clowns in the pitcher but he had so so bad justin. I ran iron agreement. They have to do this. I don't know if they're going to do so you think they will no. I don't think they will. I think they like him too much. I think they want that kind of <hes> veteran yet young piece of the rotation and Yeah I don't I don't think back unless some team goes out and really wows them with a deal which I just don't see a team like the twins doing. I think he's probably GonNa just going to stick in Miami. You're probably right but if you're Miami you gotta be asking for Carolina Deal Right. I was just about to bring him. That's exactly what I was GONNA say. It's like wins I do that I would too though because I think they have other stuff coming up to where that wouldn't decimate estimate them. I really do in fact from fantasy standpoint. That'd be bummed that kill off would go to Miami up. That'd be the only downside for us officially but as far as like what the twins have behind him as far as offense I did they could afford to do that because again. They're getting Caleb Smith now. He's a free agent after twenty twenty four so they they would have them for several years and so after twenty three I believe but either way that would be an interesting move but in the end I don't think Cam Smith gets moved all right. We talked a little bit about the bullpen in San Francisco but there's a few other guys who could get this is another one that's kind of like a <hes>. Should they really justify even though they're still kind of fringe contenders here's the San Diego padres there now forty eight and fifty three so they keep kind of falling further and further. They're more fringe contenders. Should they move Kirby Yates Rae. Let's start with you thirty two year old. He broke out. I is he a rental or they haven't for twenty twenty. You'd have another year twenty twenty so this is a year plus of Kirby Yates but it's thirty two year old closer break. That's the last thing like a top team needs and regardless of GM's Ben San San Diego's been a metro reliever factory for years. I it was coming towers but A._G.. Prowlers picked up because they do the same thing there I mean they got the sounders Munos who's come up. He's been amazing. He could take the role they have so many pitching prospects. Thanks one of them's GonNa flop as starter and they can become the next grant closer so this seems like an obvious move to me but I don't think they're going to do. Do you think that they move Kirby Gates right. I was an absolute no until about a month ago but I think watching Muneer. There's a couple of times swayed me that now they can do it and not you'll not address. They're not hurt. They're contending time wider the chances of being good as early as next year. He's been linked with Boston recently which I find hysterical because the socks don't have anything that would actually wind him not no chance yeah so but that's the trick right. Is You gotta find one of the teams that wants to build. It's funny last year. We saw the wave of every contender building the super bowl pen and all the closers in July were working in six in the sixth inning for Oakland at August right <hes> or the Yankees or Houston or whoever and we haven't seen that kind of movement yet and but but you've got to believe that he was like the dodgers the the astros the Indians the Yankees want to the cubs for that matter WanNa do that so we'll someone come up with the equivalent of the price last year for Bright Brad hand. I think that's probably going to take some something like that. I would I would tend to agree there and <hes> you know again. They're now. Let's see their six games back with <hes> four teams though that's the thing that the teams are starting to add up in front of the padres for the Wildcard Justin Kirby Kirby Gates gotta move them right you. He's thirty two years old. I think this year if any year is a great totally blanking on the word right now but there there's a reminder thank you of why you you you look at trying look at who are the best closers in baseball wow that's great call and they've completely just fallen apart and what Seattle did by moving and <hes> Diaz in getting those prospects for him. <hes> seems to have paid off really well for them in the long term <hes> you don't want to be just caught holding the bag who knows what Kirby AIDS will be like next year. We think he's going to be good. We hope he's going to be good but we just don't know for sure so you got to capitalize on this year. There's one team in major league baseball that really really needs a closer and has exactly what the padres want which is <hes> m._l._b.. Ready pitching in the mind and that's Atlanta China so send off to the braves. Go get you know Ian Anderson or Kyle right or you know couple of different guys and kind of get your your major league ready pitchers <hes> that are prospects top prospects and it makes this happen. You're still counterpoint since we were all we were all agreement on so much I was going to pivot and take the other side of this argument the other side of this and the padres perspective as close as I can put it together would be what are you asking for it in return your wind up now. The areas is up and Margot is woken up Centerfield. Your wind up is pretty much set going forward with the next few years a ton of pitching sure you can always ask for more pitching in Yeah Kyle writer Tuckey Tucson or whatever fine but does is that going to help. You really want to win next year would you are you better off having no one of those guys are two of those guys or you'd better off betting the gates hangs on for another year. That's interesting because I could see the case where they're like yeah. We're just GONNA run it back next year. We don't need to do that. Maybe they go for something a little bit younger like drew water from Atlanta now he's an outfielder and while they do have outfield there are some redundancies with like like Renfro in Atlanta would trader waters. I don't know if you get Kirby AIDS. I think I think Atlanta would trade from a strength like maybe like in Ian Anderson and. They do have strengthened pitch but they also strengthened outfielders. I think they've got a few. I I understand what you're saying about the pitching and I tend to agree with that but I think that maybe if San Diego standpoint they say let's let's look at the outfield here and I'm trying to think the braves have any offensive deficiencies could because maybe they could get a hitter with yates or something if they're they're gonna work kind of a big deal here. I'm looking not really have to be for more of a bench apiece because everything else is pretty locked up as far as the starting position so I don't know I could see in for the pitching that you bring up just because you can literally never have too much edging so even though San Diego does have a good bunch of arms. They've brought up a bunch this year so just to replenish that might not be a terrible idea but I can also see them. Maybe trying to get some more athletic athleticism in their outfield with the two big burly types in renfro andreas kind of pulling up the corners right now. Let's go back to Toronto. Another guy was definitely going to be traded. It's just a matter of win can Giles Justin. What do you think he's going to go and what kind of going to return? Do you think Toronto can get here th- the return is the question. I seem individual like he's GonNa end up in Boston because it won't take nearly as much as a year plus though it's not just a rental to your plus it's well. I guess he's not making a ton of money. He's only making six million this ears. I would've thought he was making more. Maybe maybe they can't get they can't afford 'em telling him either. Maybe Trista Gases gets that done. I I don't know if it does yeah otherwise. I don't know who's necessarily going to be. I mean giles isn't necessarily have to close for contender exactly yeah. He was my pick for Atlanta. That's kind of where I thought he was gone up. <hes> I sort have Tony Watson Pencil in for the Red Sox. I think that's about the speed. The Red Sox can offer can afford not a closer but it's a big. It's a helpful piece that you're not going to cause an arm and leg to get Tony Watson and yet he could be kind of a pivotal guy like we can all envision Tony Watson dominating the playoffs as a left the N._B._A.. Like Dang remember when they got him for nothing even without a close if you could envision evolved in Workman I've been from Barnes and Watson is like you'll mix and match seventy ninth group that could work you know <hes> but I really do think in that sense Atlanta Boston bullpen has been Atlanta almost even more so because I I think they have aspirations of actually making a run because everything is so putting down there. I think they really need a giles or a gates and I it will probably come down to price and prospect matchup in which one that can work it out for and I think Giles would give them more flexibility because <hes> Toronto need that pitching like crazy so the pitching depth that we were talking about with Atlanta would be an absolute per so they they might even look at like. I don't know maybe go stroman and Giles and then just give a couple of those pictures because then you get you know you get the more steady starter because they've been kinda bouncing some guys in there and we don't know what Sirocco GonNa be like with his innings limit. Max freed young and you get the big piece but either way they at least get giles if not giles an stroman so I like that I two other guys Philadelphia. It'd be interesting spot for them as well. They definitely not went when Robertson coming back. Is he coming back. I don't know that he is not rehabbing but I think he was getting shelled setback. I could've sworn at a I forget if it was a physical setback or just getting rocked that'd be away from the field at least until the beginning of August aims transferred to the yeah okay so it's not looking good. They're all okay point while taking all right. Let's talk about Michael Givens starting to maybe you you know at a little bit to his value had a pretty disastrous start to the year definitely looking like somebody who's not going to command a lot in the market. It's actually twenty nine though he's kind of a new guy on the scene it feels like but he's not I think because he had some name recognition for the first time last year on the fantasy landscape he feels new but he's actually you know he's been around since twenty fifteen but it is a year plus as far as service time that they would have him for a while actually excuse me they'd have them for twenty twenty and twenty twenty one so you get two and a half years to plus years. I should say with Michael Gibbons. I think it team still going to want him. Despite some of the struggles this year if only because the price is dirt cheap and this is still a twenty nine year old righty who can really probably bring it has some nasty stuff. They should absolutely move them. Even if it's not for like a major piece ray what do you think about the orioles moving Michael Gibbons yeah they they really should. I don't have any doubt that they're tempted to hang onto him. WHY WOULD THEY BE HOUSTON? He's twenty nine thirty five by the time there's a next to the next good orioles team but <hes> you know obviously rather than the walkout closer that we were talking about with gates and Giles for a good team. This is more of a penguin matchup guy. <HES> MINNESOTA COMES TO MIND is good fit Yup. I think that that that works some something where you get them. In the middle he's he's cheap and at the bottom of his perceived value billy bean main lines that kind of Yup Yup and they need some help their bullpen is not the strength that it won't last year and open camden yards. We give up all those home runs into the Oakland Coliseum. I I totally agree and all of a sudden you take a little bit of the burden off Hendrix who's who's fulfilled that trying to enroll so the fact that China's flop hasn't heard Oakland as much because Hendrix's literally been a trend in Cologne in terms of results but they need some depth there and Michael Gibbons. That's a great they call. I liked that one a lot. We'll we'll set on that fit there. I like the Minnesota Call as well either of those would work very well for Michael Gibbons and then finally shamed green. It's only gonNA cost you. Gleyber Torres Yankees so just pony up and get it done do kyle title Schwarzer from the cubs. I think that one makes actually a lot more sense and I think it was like a deal cast Janos and Shane Green and they get sh- warbirds and prospects. I think that actually works to be quite honest. I mean it's not like Schwimmer. They'll holding a ton of upside. What a what worst offensive outfielder than Schwab well? That's the thing you know the crazy thing though and this is the metrics. I'm just going off with the metrics. There saying Castanos has improved now. You're counter before you can say it is well how south how could he improve. He should've gotten worse. That's for sure you're right but he went from God awful holy cow wire you on the field to okay you suck but you're gonNA make a few plays so that's all it's been. He's made a few plays this year for pernicous NICASIO. I am surprised that N._F._l.. Team is going so hard for Castanos though it surprises me and I wanted to happen and a lot of cubs chatted they don't have a great system so I'm not as geeked as as you know the Tigers train with them but it does look like they're going to get to out the three of Green Boyne Cassiano to the cubs so we'll see what happens there but green looks like another fit that he doesn't have to close but let's not sleep on the fact that he certainly could. He's been really good this year. The only one thing that he has a little bit of a home homerun issue at one point two. That's five homers. That's the same number of earned runs. He's given up though so you know the famous one hundred percent straight yet exactly so he's giving up five runs on five Solo homers and so actually that's not true. I'm trying to see how that's working. Because it says two runs given up. I'm very confused here guys looking his game log and it says oh how unearned run okay there. It is give up a home or but it was unearned when he gave up a five runs on only nice yeah the weird anyway doesn't matter Shane Green. Where do you like them? Ray All of those. This kind of givens destinations seem like they you know they givens giles destinations right Yep. I you know I go back to one or the other ones if Atlanta's trying to play the players on the cheap deep and not go all in or doesn't want to spend pitching depth they can get green for cheaper. The Giles rates for sure you would think but then you'd have to know what the Tigers are asking for an you know what they want for green and I don't buy them hard line that you say Kunia junior from green well. Maybe come down to all these okay but come on. You're getting Shamed Green for crying out loud basically the next Marianna revere no I. I hope the Tigers do not over. Ask themselves out of this entire deadline. I will be livid if that happens and with some of these price should be broader though because at the price point assuming jokes aside assuming that the Tigers properly price him he's a guy that a fringe contender or somebody who's just stick wildcard could justify the budget for I I would agree with that and that that should definitely be the case. Italian should be opened Tampa Bay who's fallen of hard times and but I mean Oakland Clinton Cleveland like they they could easily all just hold and hope for the best. I mean that's kind of drew ammos so who who knows what's going to happen. I think that's what makes this trade deadline. So control potential done yea is there's so few teams that are actually competing in some of them aren't necessarily going to be buying Yup. I think that that's that's the frustrating part here so what we're going to have to see how it goes. <hes> you know where are on the twenty fifth right now. The deadline is on a Wednesday. I don't know if having a weekend helps or hurts like depending on how the thirty first winds up. If you know having this weekend be close to the deadline at that's a good thing or not but maybe it is gives to maybe teams have some more time to kind of figure some things out but we're going to see here and I'm hoping that we're going to see a lot of action but I am a little bit nervous at this point that it might end up being a little bit stale and we just a handful of moves from I'm from some of the bottom feeders like Toronto and Detroit so we'll see but right appreciate you coming on and it's great talking with you. People can find John Twitter at Ray. H What have you got going on over it H._Q.. That people need to check out yeah so we'll have plenty of trade deadline coverage over the course of the next week. One of the things I look forward to is besides the major league coverage <hes> after the deadline probably next Friday we'll have a pretty comprehensive right up of all of the prospects of change hand so if you're in a nail only earn an L. only Lee and you'll we're trying to sort out the not just a big names move but the prospects who came back those deals and who you're targeting in your ULIASSI's and farm pickups and that sort of thing what we'll have a big digest two that that's always one of the things I dive deep into not as a writer but as a consumer of aw come come next Friday yeah I love it and I've been you know my quest. Every year is to get better at prospects and no more and try to go deeper or at least no more of the Dublin Aaa because it's hard for me to really stay on top of like able stuff enough while giving so much bandwidth to the years but I do. I've been more intrigued by minor league prospects every year over the last several so I like seeing that after all the deals Justin Gimme your final thought here on this deadline and what what's one move that were tepid on that. We're actually going to see that. We're we're actually going to see yeah one of the ones that we lean toward no that's actually gonNA come that would put the most confidence in I think your choices would be one of y'all's guys. One of Bumgarner Smith <hes> Bauer Thor Smith Caleb Smith that is Kirby Gates Minor Smith gets dealt okay so you think okay then then Kirby AIDS is my second one. I think I think he gets moved okay. That'd be awesome. That'd be that'd be a big deal. Now wouldn't be awesome. Maybe although I think he's GonNa close wherever he goes so it seems seems like probably the most likely thing to have been is the giants turn into buyers and really fuck with me. I hope that happened. That'd be so funny awesome. There's explicitly giants giants their entire farm system for Noah syndergaard and then he gets U._C._L._A.. Hair Elliott Rama's for <hes> for Shane Green Dude Joey Bart Romo's Luciana Marciano yeah just how that would be now. It'd be brutal but all right well back for Zach Wheeler all he comes full circle. Oh man that would be that'd be crazy if they did that. That was the Carlos Beltran deal there and obvious that worked out much better for the mets but anytime between Carlos Beltran you think you're getting it took a long time for turnout well for the man that's true yeah and it has fallen on a little bit of hard times this year but anyway we're GonNa wrap up Ray. Thank you so much for being on we will see I will sorry sorry Justin get screwed. I'll see you at a couple of months. Great New York and I hope you guys enjoy the enjoy. The deadline taking this was fun. Guys thinks about <music>.

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"It's Monday Mayo. See Focus Baseball podcasts. A FANTASY FOCUS BASEBALL. Podcast your signature sedate. Scott across I liked you know. Today's Monday may eleventh twenty twenty. And this is the fantasy focus baseball. Podcast GonNa tell me what that song is about. Because sometimes I just don't know what's going on in that really large head of yours do great with Pearl Jam but you know jam okay. Yeah I'll maybe this week. Last I listened to a lot of stone temple pilots because he recommended on Monday show. Maybe this week I do like some Pearl Jam songs he was. What's your favorite bands like? I like songs from every black all these different bands but will listen to an hour. Pearl Jam probably not. But I'm sure I could find five songs. I really like Difficult from the Pearl Jam Catalog defined five good songs. Not I like them. I just like sometimes. I don't realize Oh that was Pearl. Jam that's kind of how. Oh was don't give a pilot's. Oh this is the cranberries like I just don't know. Just like cranberries. Yeah I'm not only getting into rabbit holes on baseball reference. I'm also getting into rattles on spotify so I was doing a run and then I got tired and I sat down the curb and I started listening to a song. And then it's like recommending other bands you know and then I started and then I listened to an hour of three dog night and I was like we're back of from but it was like. Hey that's there's like seven or eight songs by three dog night before we were born like. I like that so I like that. So that's kind of how my life has been. Basically the last two months have been rabbit holes without real literally but figuratively anyway mistress and talking about for me. It's been too much of this fun with it. What the heck bands you know fun. I just I. There's no live sports but apparently there might be at some point in the next six weeks. Anyway we'll discuss today's show coffee researchers and producers the fine show and I'm Eric Hurrell somebody had a host. Let's talk. Let's get right to it. Because their reports over the weekend from our past economic mcdaniel. That BASEBALL WANTS TO RETURN Spring Training and say about a month mid to late June and July. They like to start playing and there were two things and I. I want to be optimistic. I want baseball. I'm not trying to be people. Think people on twitter and they're all negative anyway. WanNa say that. I'm being pessimistic. I'm not I just if one person gets it on this baseball team. How does the rest of the team play? That's my concern is that we get through all this sort it up. And then they started up any shuts down but we'll see primarily wants to start now in two weeks that soccer tristen so I ask you so the two things that jumped out to me about the proposal to play in the next seven weeks was one universal D. H. And that means that the that means pitchers never hit again. The D. H. will stay for twenty twenty one. I believe and I think there's an unintended consequence. There that I'll get to the other thing divisional realignment probably just for twenty twenty which would affect things. Obviously you know different things to be playing it not as we playing of course but different teams will be playing different teams that are normally used to playing so when we say like the central. Oh what a week division. Well now there's no way Jose Angel for twenty twenty. So what are the things that jumped out to you right? And that's assuming that it's going to be that as opposed to them remaining within their own divisions like at least plays alias. I'm I'm not sure how they're going to break down those divisions but I think the weights of the competition on your schedule are going to have a greater level of relevance than they did before so I actually pulled from our projections what the traditional divisions would be and for example. You've got the American League East. They're pitching actually had given up the most run so that's an area to exploit for the hitters in that division in the National League East. They were one of the highest scoring divisions. So that's one that is going to be tricky for the pitchers when that division you're GONNA have to put a couple of weights for that. The central divisions the National League central that you know it's been projected for the fewest runs scored and the fewest runs allowed. So there's GonNa be a lot of matchup opportunities there. These are things that you could get a little advantages of season depending on how they play this out and Eric as you said they could shuffle up the divisions and deal with that in the like the D. H. is a pretty big deal It does grant more playing time to some interesting names that were back end players in the league and the other thing too. Is that if you draft your league already? You can be getting kind of a hidden benefit from some of these players. We could dig into some of the individual names if we want. I think that's what people want. I mean we do have a question. hashbrowns today which players is from John which players move further up your ranks if a universal dates were to happen. The problem I have with that is like cow's Because we nuts not use kyle Terrible theater so Kosh workers value though would not go up the value of the player playing left field. Who would normally normally be playing the cubs. I don't see one really so I who is actually gaining so much claim. Kind that would matter. We can go through team by team. We want that's necessary. Ryan Ron like all right. I mean you want to do it that way. Well let's deal with those two teams I so so they would probably use a rotation you're going to get Victor Kartini. A decent bad at catcher might become relevant. You'll see Steven Souza get some time in there. They throw David Bodey. America other positions and bump other guys over at D. H. That'll be a rotational team. Bron will be the obvious L. Garcia. I mean the question of course. Ea Braun and how? They deal with that cluttered outfield. The unintended consequence that I lose to earlier Tristan. Is that what if they play? Eighty game season and Schwarzer doesn't get twenty games in the outfield or Braun. What would that mean for twenty twenty one and as I was thinking about I my best thinking in the shower? I just got out of it and I'm thinking well. That's one unintended consequence. But why are we gonNA use Twenty Game Rule for twenty twenty one? Shouldn't it be like ten or half a season so I don't think he's Peon is going to change its rules or it's like but should individual leagues their rules because the twenty games in eighty game season. G- eligibility seems almost unfair. And that decision is something. We're going to have to make down the road. Two parts to that. You mentioned does an individual league changed. Its mind. Well you can't do that. Nar game currently but we will have to deal with that as a question. I I'm guessing and again. We're trying to take the optimistic approach. Here I'm guessing. This eightyish game schedule is what we're GONNA get if we get baseball this year. And if that's the case it's pretty easy you slash the twenty game requirement in half and you give players the position eligibility off ten games. So who are some of the players that would gain value here? We mentioned in short whether or not gaining value. Braun we'll play more than he would have ordinarily but I'm thinking of like like Chi France or the padres who's doesn't have a place to play but now maybe he would. Maybe in a platoon pence would be one of those guys who the loser of the Atlanta Braves third base competition could be the DA. Jonathon Riley is not a good defender. Maybe he could be there. H. A. Jay Bruce. The phillies can't play regular although they could bring up out bone cesspits. Who are the players? Are you say would add the most Who would you move up in your rankings? Now that you know that is going to be D. for twenty twenty so two guys immediately. Come to mind for me one. Is Nick Sell? This is the way for Nixon. Zell to find his way into the lineup. Pretty regularly even to a lesser extent. I think Josh van meter could get a little bit more playing time. But it's a cluttered outfield. Send sales the key one for fantasy. Dominic Smith of the mets. That's a guy who has done a lot to convince me. He's learned to hit the major league level but he just doesn't have a position and a lot of it has to do with the defensive questions. Let me to ask you like in reality. So I'm looking. Dominic Smith IS ON YOUR FIRST BASE. Rankings is like way back. He's number thirty seven. Are you telling me you? You would rather have Dominic Smith than like brandon belts or Daniel Murphy. Who have regular jobs if there's the age because he might play just as much of those guys so in theory we would have to say yes. I'd rather have Dominic Smith than you know somebody Eric Hosmer was already playing was doing nothing. Some of these guys that might play more would be more valuable Howie Kendrick. Hey aggie angular. Maybe even dominant wouldn't Dominic Smith be more viable in Eric. Hosmer now potentially and as a matter of fact. I like them as a value because I think even when we make the adjustments for rankings for a potential D. H. People are not going to bring that gap that close so I will pass on hosmer and happily take Smith. It'll be five plus rounds later. I think he's got the potential to be at least as good. Very comparable guys probably belong in the same tier. I had another guy. Okay oh I'm GONNA bump up some of the rockies that Garrett Hamson question comes into play here because that natural for Daniel Murphy. H It is San Hilliard. Also trying to fight for playing time in that Rockies outfield. But you're right. In fact Daniel Murphy will play more in theory. Because you know he's not going to be a good first basement anyway What we will get the trivia here in a second. Is there anything else here about the D. H? Or that the divisional alignment that you would action ably change rankings. I mean Donald Smith probably doesn't get ranked by you attend team Standard League. Even if we thought it was going to play regular and the mets are gonNA screw that up anywhere. They're gonNA play but over Dominic Smith. You know that so. I can't imagine myself I'm Jay Bruce because I think he's going to play a lot. I just don't think that would happen right. But we question whether they even belong near say top three hundred and I think it becomes a stronger case for some of these players. I think we're GONNA see three to five players get the benefit from that if there is indeed the D. H. Which I think there is and I agree with you that I think long term. It's going to be here to stay so that'll strengthened some of the keeper value that whole Bryce Harper Question. We had whereas he down the road. I'm very interested to see what happens with the schedule and I've been thinking about it a lot and I looked at it as if teams are indeed to play at least analyst. That's it they don't play out of division Central Central West West putting aside for a second shuffle up of all teams. I could see a fifteen game schedule individual teams for four games a against the interleague teams there so that you can fit that fifteen. That doesn't have a divisional opponent to play on that given day and I think that's really going to come down to strengthen divisions. I think there's GonNa be an opportunity for a lot of match play in the central divisions so keep an eye on how that gets broken down. Who would you move up or down based on that That's all they wanna hear fantasy and I don't know if I can tell you anything that means we're fantasy right now. I don't. I don't think I would move anybody based on divisional realignment. It's not gonNA move up substantially but it's going to further strengthen the Mike Clever discussion. We had remember. He was questionable for the start of the season. Now he's healthy and these in a division where he's going to play a lot of lighter hitting teams including the Interleague Games. That's something that strengthens his value. I'd probably believe a little bit more than some of the National League central teams. I'm kind of like a lot of the cardinals staff for value picks. I might be a little bit more apt to spend the extra buck on players like that. Frankly the biggest winner of universal smoke Tommy and he would get regular bats at the top of the lineup. That h carpenter. Tommy admit is just killing me in one of my sims when I had to play against him and I understanding. That's a guy who is. He's right now leading the majors in batting average in the out of the park baseball. Twenty one simulations on baseball reference so weeks into that. And you know Tommy Heaven Batting. Three seventy seven with pop speed. That's Guy I'm interested in but like if as universal age is going to play even more he's going to be a regular player base trying to say clearly clearly the NFC people who put the ADP where it was remember we talk. We thought it was being way overdrafted themselves. Yeah not only more is not being I I just I look at his mind like numbers and I say this is all about the baseball. I you know again when I look at the simulations going on. I don't know what baseball they're using using. Twenty nineteen twenty eighteen so to me. It's almost like a relevant because I don't if I don't know what the baseball is going to be in twenty twenty four wheels. How can I project so any simulate any projections you tons? Zoll or anyone else does it. Depends on the baseball. Actually you know what strikes me is that if we only had divisional play what course field does to the Western divisions especially the NFL west off the taught about that. That's of course feel at all. They all the Games in Florida and Arizona. I mean no one hour not as probably not first round pick. I will definitely look if they play only in Florida and Arizona. I'm taking my pitchers from Florida. And I've taken my hitters from Arizona. There's no question about that right. But what do you do with rockies if they don't have any games? Denver IS OUR NADO. A first rounder. Trevor Story Second Round or the. They're more normal players now and Herbert Marquess might be a top twenty starting pitcher or John Gray. John Snow roof constantly neutral ballpark now. He's still messed up. Immediate better numbers at home than on the road but like maybe figures it out. This is going to be so much small sample size like ridiculousness Look I wanted anyway saying it's going to be a little bit crazy. Let's move on. I mean anything on that. You've noticed. Reese little talk about this one in particular. Edmund batting three seventy seven three sixty three. That's that's High Rasi Albee's. I didn't expect that Kettle Marseilles. Three sixty one. It's they're playing so two hundred plate appearances the leader so there like they're not even a third into the season but there's like ten guys begging three forty. What is going on with that? I mean the baseball has to be what it was last year. Based on this I would guess definitely. I'm enjoying any of the notes here that that kind of giving us the DNC stat fifty KS and six thirty six and a third innings. Yeah what else does? That's pretty interesting These got Randall. Grischuk is going nuts here putting forth in the order right. Or right after Vlad Guerrero. That's pretty interesting On zero had a combo meal last night Combo meal. I don't think that's the song. Do Combo Combo. It's a combo meal home. Run and still that's better. The quality starts leaderboard. There's some names you expect. And some names don't Burland Bueller and then Otani Persona Kukuchi. Now we spend way too much time for selves on my TV right now by the way much your Wild David. Ortiz is five hundred home. Run but you mentioned doing sees who was a canine better than Chapman Which is interesting but Otani Kapoor on here? I don't even think I mean if it was a full season did we think Otani was GonNa make more than twenty starts. I don't think so so and a half season. Do we think he's going to be a regular member of the rotation his value could go way up or down depending on what you believe is going to happen in half the season. Yeah I am fascinated to see what Shohei Ohtani can do this year because there I mean there's effectively no cap on him in an eighty game season. I think the angels. We'll be smart about him but they might be smart by putting him in the rotation regularly every fifth day and just keeping them on a pitch count of ninety or so. There's also a Hash Brown here from bill as a hitter. Only better over the next five seasons Otani or Joe Adele as teenagers We don't have any idea. Joe Adele's playing in the major leagues season. He's AAA Alfred for the angel. Rethink is going to be one of the top prospects. A fantasy manager drooling at the site At the statistical sight of him But he's still unproven. We have no idea if he's going to be able to hit major league off speed stuff a stay healthy basis if dealing five or ten basically year than. That's not we want. We need him still twenty-five but you can't say as a hitter only bill basically you're drafting and a dynasty right now tristen. Would you rather have Otani Era del Otani? But that's just he's proven a bit at the major league level already and I think they're really as a path to continued greatness if he can make this work as a pitcher as well as a hitter. Only wouldn't you take Otani over del now because we just don't know what is going to be. Yeah I think it's when you ask me the question as a hitter. Only do we assume that? He has shelved pitching and they're absolutely no restrictions on the hitting if that's the case definitely Otani but if you're telling us to just strip the pitching stats from his game. It's a loaded question kyle notes here on this sheet in a short season innings. Ears be more or less valid at bit. Maybe that's a Hash Brown from Kyle Because I think if they stopped the season with days off and doubleheaders here and there that there will be teams going to a six man. Rotation the dodgers are going to a six man rotation so I don't think innings eaters are going to get the chance to be innings leaders in a way like we're not GonNa let verleger throw hundred pitches every outing for Houston because they think they a playoff team who I burn them out. The point about the jam packed schedule if we have doubleheaders neutralizing the to start week advantage. Well I'll tell you this. Actually a jam packed schedule would benefit to start pitchers. But it just wouldn't benefit those guys because you just can't force an extra start. Outta guys that just happens to be where you fall on the calendar it just GonNa give you more opportunities to go elsewhere so I agree. I think that they are not going to be more valuable. I think they're going to be less valuable here. I think the guys who had captured they were facing are going to get the biggest benefit of all because we rank them assuming that Lance mccullers was only going to be able to pitch a one hundred thirty eight hundred forty innings. That could take them through an entire year. Yeah I think we're GONNA see. And I mentioned this previous shows. Young pitchers like Nate Pearson. Spencer Howard Mackenzie Gore. Their teams are going to promote them aggressively. Right or maybe even for the start of this half season because they're not they're innings limits are gone. There's no reason not to promote these guys. They're not GONNA go over there lettuce anyway. So I I'm moving those guys up my rankings. Because I think that's one of the major changes that's going to happen. I don't know why I think while the phillies not promote Howard. They don't have I guess. They think they have three reliable. Starting pitchers they think. Jake ARRIETA WHO? I'm playing a right now. Donna's League Baseball Jake. Arrieta is so bad like and then he got hurt for two months just unusable. He was unusually ratings. Were so bad that I just couldn't even use them. I am using Spencer. Howard who is is one in six and ten starts Bullpen my is over five. It's not going well basically what I'm trying to tell you but I do think that young pitchers young prospect pitchers are more likely to get promoted than Joe Adele and Dylan Carlson ties. Because I think the angels in the cardinals don't I think they have hitters. That can play but they may not have the pictures for the debt. Yeah also I think the depth of the roster that's granted teams is. GonNa come into play here. I mean I saw that note about. They were considering even a forty man active roster thirty I've got its fifteen pitchers of fifteen hitters. I could see that. Yeah but even then that's going to benefit the younger players especially for the competitive teams that I don't know because the clock if the cardinals. And you're not gonNA play. Don't Carlson regularly. Would you have up? You would just have a four. The author on the roster to pinch runner pinch it. Why would you need? What would you waste his service on? First of all there's going to be a fight between the players association in MLB about salaries and money. Both sides are so greedy over money. Don't side with the owners people. I just it's unbelievable. What what people are passing his tweeting about the money differences here and they WANNA lower salaries because they're not gonNA have attendance. I just you know how much money these guys have. Well here's two layers and the players already lost something with what happened with the. Mlb draft being shorted certify round. A show her a huge hit. And then what's being done? What the non drafted free agents afterward with a capped salary or a dollar cap. Yeah really each team is not even saving million dollars to draft from down to five rounds. That's unbelievable I worry. A little bit based on the fact that the Labor deal is up next year. So this never going to be the same. This is one thing that I worry is the obstacle playing baseball. This year is east part. Yes is this. Part of the discussion is being able to come to an agreement on the money. I'm starting to worry that that's the biggest obstacle. I agree I mean. Obviously the virus is should be the biggest obstacle but agreeing on money terms. I dated two sides. That's what it's going to be about. I mean they should be whatever Let's get a trivia question in here because we're already halfway through the show and we're going to run out of time to answer it so trivia. Trae heavy that Eric Camera new. You don't have to use my last name and you could add. Kyle 'cause he's not GonNa know it either What is your too many syllables for that. I'm trying to butcher every Pearl Jam Song. I can stop. He has fewer syllables than Eric Arrow. We're actually the same fire. It's not enough to doesn't work years. I'LL STOP BE CARA BELL. Each have three civil so you could have gotten his name in there. And taking my last name out all is two syllable by the way I think from now on Kyle. You should have to sing the Hash browns. So maybe we'll start out. Today's show me to tyler. Check out is your title so I might just listen to anything you said. Let's listen to the Trivia mattress that we will know what he got all right. I would like you both do name the five players last season who had homerun streaks of at least five games five players that five players that I was very surprised to learn that this was comparable to any year this century. I would've thought last year we had a lot of guys who had long Homerun streaks and you know the eight games in a row as the record while five players got to a streak of at least five games that I'd like you to name them. It's a random thing it's not like saying like you know who who who are the five players in the von Hayes. Five for one. That's a an actual. I we can think about and but you you got this ridiculous like I can named fifty hitters and not come up with this but let's see if you remember your twenty nine thousand nine Rotisserie or points league experience if you had these guys you remember and you loved these hot I. I don't think about home run game streaks like that. I mean I'm always probably had one but I don't remember who's GonNa who's GonNa make. Because he was a third in the majors overruns. We'll get to that after the Hash browns. With what are we got today? Got Their First Hash Brown. Wants to know if you were the commissioner of How would you adjust if at all contracts in the light for sixty to eighty game season this year? I don't know tristen you league like that with contracts. What are you doing? So in my league. We we wait the contracts based on the performance of the player in the season. So that's why. Go back to that eighty. I kinda hope it is that number if it's not one sixty two because then it's easy just double the numbers. That'd be the best. I can come up with your if it is simply locked in contract so for example you have a guy in a five year contract and you add them for three this year and six next year nine the next year while we're playing a season that counts as a year. Them's the breaks. I agree I agree with that part. Yeah already next one Dave. Not you both seem bullish on the MARLINS staff is a whole air grow. Last week they out can. Tara could be top. Forty pitcher next season flirt with sub three year. He wants to spend thinks if the call and who is pitcher on the staffers. Alcon ALCON Contra. I've got to look it up. I know Pastel contras world. Contra anyway I like him because people aren't thinking about him as a potential breakthrough. They think that there is a lower ceiling than some of the other guys in that rotation. But if you look at the metrics. His stuff was very underrated last season. And I think that they look at him as the locked in lead guy so I kind of like that top forty ceiling. I think that he's got a decent shot at my favorite is Caleb. Smith has got to be killed Smith. Yeah I'm a very big killed Smith Fan. I'll deal with the fact that he has. Some absences had injury questions last year. But he has some real swing and miss stuff very very good pitcher at the same time. I'll tell you this. I am pump. The brakes a little bit on the Marlins. Try Not to get out of control. Because last year I remember saying that I thought that the marlins would have more members of the rotation in the player at top forty starting pitchers than the braves did. That wasn't even close and and really their offense the same thing I mean as writing about I realize there's only one moral going in the first fifteen rounds of normal drafts. Vr's it they have no other hitters Ryan Anderson Ahead getting drafted at all and the only pitcher getting drafted at all. Not even nobody even messing with Kessler. I wouldn't either. So there's like two or three Marlins I mean you could argue even though the Marlins have a future we can see a future that just as many orioles are being drafted as Marlins will know like Baltimore's best hitter is not obviously going to play this season he says so that's that different but how many like. Maybe I'm wrong. I mean is John Means going to be drafted by infanticide? Maybe won't be out in our game now. There are a lot of people who like him as a good value. Pick very late anymore. So what Oreos are actually being drafted? Now maybe maybe I was wrong about that. I don't get closer not but there isn't. I mean like Hunter Harvey. Maybe it's possible. No Orioles are going to be taken in a standard league. Did I write that? I probably did do the they always know. Gosh I think I think you're right. I don't think that maybe I haven't gone to the shit our Janke call. What did I say It was the first division noon ious. He's a borderline pick really. Then I guess Austin Hayes second the I did note in the article that no Auriol's went last drafted I was in so I mean with Ms Seaney being out again. We hope he gets better. That changes everything. Okay all right I don't remember what the question was but next last question here because you ate up a few minor earlier in the show. Aaron wants to know where your perfect draft would look like when you're constructing pitching staff using standard. Espn assigned auction values. First thing I would note is that I never go into an auction saying I will spend only eighty dollars on pitching only seventy dollars on pitching and I look around the room at like when I'm at Labor or Towers Christen and it seems like everybody else is doing that so and again. I've never won labor towel. So am I doing something wrong? There you tell me when you go into an auction you one towers and Labor Multiple Times do you say seventies my lips. I for example. Seventy dollars is my limit for pitching or do you just kind of based on the auction. Prices Meyer my my argument would be said I. I say only pay forty dollars for trout and I get in for thirty five. That means I have five extra dollars pitching or five extra dollars for hitting or just whatever I tend to spend the most money in these auctions on hitting than anyone else does but when I look around everybody else is saying sixty six point. Three two percent is what I'm going to spend on pitching and that's it and I'm like why you spend whatever I spent am I wrong. That's a that's a reasonable question. Yes or no I think I do go in with an estimate as to how much I'm going to pay for pitching staff but it's an estimate. You're discussing the flexibility that you grant yourself at the table and I do often set a cap of. I'm not going to be on eighty dollars on my pitching staff this year. And then I find a value compared to what I valued the player at. That's so good that I will. Breeze passed by four or five Bucks and eleven eighty four eighty five dollar pitching staff. The first time I won Labor I told myself I was not spending more than ninety dollars. Pitching it was a different time. Granted people weren't spending ninety dollars in general but I went over one hundred dollars because Havi are Vasquez in that year was a great value. One of his good expos seasons and I could not let him go at what I had four or five bucks underneath my prices and it turned out to be the right call. You gotTA leave yourself some flexibility for that and and in the last couple of years in a labor. I've finished second every time with two hundred dollars for hitting and sixty dollars for pitching because I've been able to find Mike Fulton average for a dollar and his great year and closed on the cheap. And I'm just coming so just barely short of winning overall where the drafted didn't affect that so I think you can do it both ways. I'm just I'm not saying has to be sixty when I go in and it just ends up being like that dance. This guy's question. I would tend to have anchor to whether it's a standard or a or an only so some of the favorite anchors that I have at the prices they might be going for Let me look at your prices here and see what they are. And we'll hear that when when this question is asked I generate those dollar value. So it's a little tricky for me to do it. I did come up with the staff. We're going to see what you can come up with here all right. I open the file. It doesn't have a so this auction prices only in the top three hundred but not by position. Okay now shutdown the pitcher section if you if you click to the pitcher section yes I did and it doesn't have it Yeah that's fine. I General Sense. I WANNA build with a couple. I spend the most money on the ground goal. Coal Sherzer but I do like Bieber Lewis Custodio What are the prices in general? Let me see prices. You have on NAM. It's gotTa be round thirty blocks. I would think maybe twenty five. You've got twenty five so that to me. That's a good price. 'cause I think he's better than that You've got Charlie Morton Twenty. I would probably start a staff. Not The top is but some combination of Bieber. Cleverer Corbin Morton if I could get two or two of them at less than like fifty bucks. I think that's pretty good. I think five bucks by the way I think you're pulling the twelve teams on those one so I'll give you a little discount on them. You get Bieber in a ten team at twenty three and you get a custodio at seventeen those prices. I would definitely spend. I would obviously a our only the there were more To Forty Bucks on your first two great. I liked that. Now you know me I tend to not spend double digits in any of those starting pitchers but recent time talking about my fears not working. So what are you doing your lease? How do you build a staff? I try to go with at least this year. Trying to go with on ace and that is getting the degrom or the Garrett Cole in the mail or mixed league I'm trying to get one or the other in the event that that people pay through the roof we're talking forty plus free the pitcher that I let him go and try and get to guys who are closer to the twenty twenty five dollar range. So I'm comfortable at these prices. Otherwise why did I put these prices on it but when I built my staff I want with Walker Bueller at twenty nine. I I really like Walker Bueller. I think he's got the potential to especially in a shortened abbreviated year now to be the number one pitcher on all fantasy baseball. He leads my staff. I'd go with a cheap twelve dollar tyler glass now as my two took. Edgar Edwin says at eight dollars by top. Closer Nick Anderson is my second six. Love Frankie Momtaz took him at six a big MACs freed fan taking at five. Julio Arrhenius another guy benefits from the abbreviated year I think three dollars Josh. James of the Astros Erica. You just wrote about the Astros and mentioned Josh James. Picking him going against your guy for two dollars and my one dollar last pitcher Reynaldo Lopez so at seventy two dollar pitching staff here. Keeps it under eighty bucks and upgrade one of those if I wanted to write and I would probably take a couple of your double digit pitchers and make them five dollars pitchers I could get Zach. Gallon for five bucks if I could get CANTU my eight. I don't care that he's older. I like I think he's GonNa have a good season. I people clearly. Not Spending Money on Mike Minor for what he did last year. I will That means I can get them for single digits. Two dollar teamer. He's dollars my God. Yes and attend teamer man I will. I might have five my seven. Starting pitchers of five or six be like three two or three dollars about cheap. That's crazy and that's why I think in the ten team standard. You can go with the as you can spend the forty dollars Garrett Cole and go with nothing. But one thrive. That's different rest and the other thing you can do there as you could be more likely to take a chance on October. Glass Team League. You know that nobody is drafting. A lot of decent starting pitchers so if glass no does get hurt again. Which might happen. You know you can go out and Sandy. Alkan tires available or Garrett. Richards isn't getting drafted. He'd be available or Josh Lindblom Aaron Savali or Mitch Keller Miles Nicholas. They're all going to be available and attend teams Danny League and they're all maybe not blessed with tons of upside. That's only not class now but you know you take a chance. I'd be in attendance. I don't think I've done at ten team auction yet. I don't know if I would like it's such a shallow thing it's like I'd rather have a deeper league so I'm much would rather do like towns more than ten teams the mixed one I did. I like Coutts format with fifteen teams. I think in a mixed League fifteen is the ideal for an auction will do twelve but fifteen you can manipulate the prices a little bit less than twelve. What's next for Hashbrowns? Today we did touch a few earlier by. We've got bad news. Bears COMING UP Thursday. So if you've got questions regarding the movie or anything baseball FEEL FREE TO GET APNEA KYLE soppe. Espn on twitter. Happy to take it. We a Thursday morning. I I've come up with you. Know seven hundred. Eleven names for Tristan's Trivia questionnaire. You got any a question K. And knocking ripple interested. It's just I on this specific. It's just I think I can say this word. It's a crapshoot. It's not a normal question where you'd say like when he said what. I had a question couple of weeks ago or last week. I have no idea like who the players with this much war. That's a finite answer. You're not just guessing you're like you're trying to think of Eddie. Mathews had this many seasons with seven war. There was an answer to her. This was just like I don't get it you I in other words somebody with Expertise IS NOT. Have it advantage over somebody? Who Does? This'll take. Take your draft. You guess I this is more for the listeners who remember the experience of having the players. That's why I picked this because there's so many times I can ask you the question where the answers are Gerry. Cole mixture. That's fair. I'm not being critical. I know there was one question that came up with where. Yeah it was so same six pictures and then one guy who was out there in the middle of nowhere and Anyway God. I like on an bring out one on Thursday but for this. Don't don't change for me and this guy I I'm just trying to. I'm making a bad. I'm not giving a good answer is basically say but let's look like a draft form like if you said led led the League in home runs in nineteen ninety. That'd be like I'd have to think about it but they're being like Cecil fielder. That was his year. All right ask you. Who had the longest hitting streak in baseball last year? Because that's not an easy one either. That was original. I don't think I know that. Either Wilson Romo's how that was a good one. I would have ever taken me probably as many guesses as this will taking more because at least now I can come on. I know who hit thirty home runs is like one hundred players it did. It was who were the five players who had streaks of at least five homers at least five games in a row Jorges solar. No No. They're not not Nolan Arnaldo. No Nelson Cruz. Nelson Cruz is one of the I. Well done here with one of my trevor story somebody in Colorado just wrote the name of this player in a very recent column one of the files pregnant. No no as a matter of fact your that you were have two of them. You're know you're fading one of them. Who is number two Pete Lonzo? No fading him. You're the right. You're on the right team before the fading player on the team. You're talking about a minute ago. To Jose altuve is one of the five. But he's not the one I'm thinking of you know. How long do I wrote these? I your extras fade. And I'm totally with you and I was reading a story. One of them up. So that's three to five in the shortest descends on his home runs of anybody with thirty or more. He's not in thirty again. I'm glad you're on board. Here's a streaky guy. Josh Bell Not just bell no not a Rosario. Now one of these players does hit from the same side as that. And he's a very popular fantasy option because of the positions he plays cryptic for a plural. Jeff McNeil you're leasing flummoxed. We didn't talk about the dodgers and their benefits. They have a lot of players elect to mix and match but they have a player. There who's left handed hits for a lot of power and he can manage multiple positions. And maybe a lot. No no and the one you guys have left out is the only player to homer and six games in a row last year. This is the woman remember. We're sugar you know. But this was brought up a lot when he was doing it and he had a slow start to the year and then he went back to his classic productive ways and he does that a lot. It's got an old guy. Come on Eric. Josh Donaldson no but got generally the right idea. There are first navy. There's some similarities that I'll give you the other hand here. This player was replaced by an Eric Arab favourite of twenty nine thousand nine six in a row e was replaced in the place he had played previously by Eric Arab. Al Favorite I journal new team correct. That's the Josh data ads. The cop he's making okay. First Year on new teams not worry so layer our guest him already guessed him Machado it's not Bryce Harper win. But the I remember Bryce Harper doing this where he played previously was replaced by one of the names. You love to bring up. Because you're dead on about his replacement Goldschmidt Crystal Walker all Goldsmith better. September we've backwards. Yeah Yeah I was once you said I was right. I'm right so few times that that's how I knew the answer. I understood who it. I didn't even understand. His incident. May Yes Christian Walker. This you're probably gets replaced Kevin Cronin but who knows it's craziness. Jake lamb now. I can't I remember interviewing jake lamb at spring training thinking up big ears. Come in. I talked to him. He was excited and he's not hit since it's not because of me I just. It's amazing to me how some players. Tristen there brimming with upside and then maybe they have an injury or something or whatever or something going on their life that we don't know about and then there was never the same but think about J. Glam what he has not done since he was good he actually an goodyear was awesome for four months and then his production fell off the table practically overnight in that same year he had a hit back in twenty nine and thirty s homers season seasons any walked yet which we like. We never left. He's never had for batting average but thirty hours with two fifty batting average will take. He's not even bike on board anymore and there are a lot of people that the time and we we see this in our siblings because people somebody still has jake land one of our leagues. And I'm like why are you still have him while because they thought he was going to be? Great he was twenty six year old thirty Homerun hitter. You would much rather have him at the time. Then like Josh Donaldson and now look and Psych Donaldson. All of a sudden turned his career around lambs. Went Away so very interesting. How this stuff goes down. And you're right. Jake lands not even a guy I thought about but with D. H. Rule and Christopher Walker is a really good first baseman so maybe lamb and Kevin Cronin is the D. H. Platoon in Arizona. And My welby. That's going to be curious to see how they play that one out. I think it benefits lamb just based on him being lefty already in the game but my takeaway for today is that you guys like war related Trivia so we go well. I just told one of our friends that don't look at war for Leagues I just. I'm amazed still going through the rabble baseball reference. Every time I look up a player you know what I do. You think Geeky Giger the way. You're normal normal. Used to I look up his best season and try to guess it for war and sometimes it's not right because you don't know about the defense you don't think about how the defense ratings are but like. I'm watching these Games on TV. Especially the old games and I just love doing that and and I think Rick Sutcliffe I was watching the Eighty four being against the padres. They gained five. Yup and Rick Sutcliffe went like sixteen in one the cubs after the trade and won the Cy Young Award which doesn't happen often for guys trade between leagues and I thought what was his actual best season for war was it that year and it was which I think is interesting. If that's been nearby war was not because he was so with the Indians. Before that wasn't it is that why Yeah I think that's part of it On here it doesn't diff- was eighty four. So he was just league average for Cleveland over ninety four innings but even for the cubs is war was not that great when going sixteen and one. Which tells you that win. Loss record is absolutely meaningless. We've known this forever is absolutely meaningless when it comes to war or even doing value and yeah. He won a CY young based on that now he had lower rate too. But I mean like Lamar. Hoyt won a CY. Young Bartolo. Colona me they didn't deserve it and I like looking back to see who deserve these awards based on war and it turns out when Sutcliffe won the was the it was eighty. Four CY young. There was no one else I mean. Gooden gooden was more deserving had a higher wins above replacement he was seventeen. Nine will lower your IRA higher much. Katy at two hundred seventy eight. Dwight gooden should have won the CY young eighty four. I never major issue at Sutcliffe though based on the per game within that singular league this right and the last one I remember was C Sabathia in two thousand eight. The brewers run where he did pick up a first place vote cy young balloting and I could see why I mean that comes into the argument as to if you don't give a league an entire year's worth of stats do you count them in the race should well then Willie mccovey. The year. He went sixteen at one. And that's why we're the CY young. If he had gone eleven and five. It wouldn't have so run. Support played a major role in getting that player. And he's a nice guy no he wanted war based on one loss record whereas Dwight. Gooden should have won the award but he didn't anyway. We're done for today. I need to mention both buster. Only the great buster only on his baseball today. Podcast is Terry Francona on the latest. Show to talk about Michael. Jordan's time with the Birmingham Barons. Make sure to check out the daily baseball tonight shows on Itunes stitcher or wherever you listen to your podcast Michael Jordan. Last and stuff is unbelievable and people were tweeting about his baseball prospect. Yesterday with they don't understand is he actually performed better than people thought he would go to. Aa. GotTa give some credit for. That is hard to play baseball and the hitter. Okay or Pitcher for that matter. But he didn't go to in double a when you haven't played halo in fifteen. Years is a huge accomplishment. Now he was thirty one. If he was twenty five maybe would have been a third or fourth south on the majors at some point but he was not a great baseball prospect. But he did over chief. I would argue in that season. Ninety Four for Birmingham. If he'd stucco baseball would he have been a good player? I don't know probably from day one. You think if he'd never play basketball. Oh Yes dan yes. By the time he decided to do it for one year. People are saying if the strike hadn't happened a lockout of ninety five would Jordan have been a good major league baseball player and I say he would've been in the majors. This is not tim. Tibo Jordan had different skills but for him to hit two. Oh Two that's pretty good Steve Wolfe even an article about it which was published on. Espn yet we reassess your. He did not fail not what he wasn't going to become a great star baseball player. Either here is an account win situation. Because you're taking from God status and putting them in a different field like anything. Short of what he wasn't basketball is going to be seen as a failure. Which it's terrible like there is no way he was baseball is going to be seen as a success. I was a tough situation there. Man I if you haven't seen the first eight episodes of this I'm not saying it because the ESPN. I think everybody agrees. This is fantastic. The inside the Access. The quotes giving the lorries. That haven't gone away like these players. Do not forget their enemies. It's unbelievable I'M I. Forgive my enemies over the last two months. These guys are not doing a twenty years later. I I'm looking. I'm thinking of the whites. I even a trivia question. Tristen named the White Sox outfield in Nineteen ninety-five that he was going to try to push his way through ninety. Five white sox starting out. I was reading a code from Michael Hoff. Who is one of the affiliates for them? That might have been ninety. Four ninety five was George. Bell was probably gone by then now he was. So that's Wisconsin. If I've where he wasn't he wasn't on the team I totally forgot about this guy. He's training for George Bell. That's right Lance Johnson. Johnson was the center fielder. A good fantasy autry. Three hundred forty steals. It was after bose time All famers that outfield. A Hall of Famer Phil Harold. Baines still there. Gosh the Infield out a hall of Famer and the Outfield at hall of Famer. If you'll hall of fame Rousey was Frank. Thomas out rains play left field. Wow Okay right but yeah right. Before the Yankee Year and right field was a combination of like Mike devereaux Dave Martinez. John crock cheese. Why I never would have got Tim. Raines with was he had six hundred days. Now how about that I really long? That's that's interesting stuff. He wouldn't have made would've made like but they only really had to regular out floors and no D. H. So you know. We hear about the mets promoting Tim tebow aggressively because they wanna make money on attendance. You don't think the White Sox were done the same thing they owner of the White Sox Owner of the Bulls crosser. So my lesson rows around or it's your that guy what drew I'm Ryan store. I should've asked you guys. Who are the three pitchers the Michael Jordan homered off of all of to look that up all work on it? I haven't heard of them. You never know maybe one of the main it. I doubt it we're done for today. Thank you so much for listening on Thursday show. Julie will join us again and we will disguise bad news bears. I wanted to discuss only the original not the second one and not while the one twenty years later is fine. I wanted us the original Walter Matthau and Jacquier Haley and as one of my favorite baseball. Maybe my favorite baseball movie. It's just it's so much fun but we'll discuss that Thursday. If you have questions get him in. That's all for GRUB KOSPI has always interesting. It's off I am Eric Hara having a week.

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Chris Lopresti Scratches That Update Itch

"Find all your favorite movies and chose faster with just speak into the excellent voice remote to search across live TV on demand, even Netflixing prime video now that simple, easy awesome. Go to xfinity dot com. Call one eight hundred eighty or visit a store today. Restrictions apply. Yankees lose. Again, the Mets win again, Bryce Arbor returns to DC, and very very impressive fashion. And we've got ceelo with us this morning once again, and he's got the update forest. What's avid ceelo cavorting? Brought to you by laborers local seven three one feel the power fast start for the Mets against Miami's Jose Arena want fastball. Hit hard on the ground left side base. Hit centerfield Vic Neill scores. Conforto will be held at third or almost a second. He stops there and audit. I with another opposite field. Hit is Dominic Smith in the Mets have a tutor nothing. I didn't lead. How he rose W? I'm Howie rose. Eight eighty was five nothing before Jason Vargas even had to throw his first pitch Dom Smith in for Pete Alonzo, contributing immediately to run double Ahmed Rosario plus RBI's from Wilson Ramos and one the Garris Mets only scored one more run the rest of the way. Brandon MO hit by a pitch bases-loaded in the seventh. Bullpen was then shaky but they hold on. Win six five Ed Wendy as juries familiar, unavailable. So Mickey Callaway turned to Robert kazillion Seth Lugo and Justin Wilson after Vargas all part of his pre game plan or uses five we're going to bring in that combination of three for the next four innings. I if we're up, and you know, nail this thing down get a little hairy. But they came through in the end Miami had to on in the night before Miguel world hotline into a game ending six four double play second line out of that inning against Wilson. Who had a bad feeling when the ball left the data last one? No, I was thinking bad pitch. And then I was really excited. Time I start for Smith this season two for five. He's betting four forty four here in the early going feel good. You know, I'm gonna continue these put in my work every day. And when opportunities dumb just make the most of us, and why now as for Nimmo there was some concern with that hit by pitch took another one off the hand cautiously optimistic first inclination be it's not as severe as to happen last year. So I am optimistic about that. See how he feels later today. Mets will go for the sweep of Miami. They got Jacob degrom on the mount he's opposed by Trevor Richards. It's a six ten start tonight in Miami watered down Yankee lineup couldn't generate much against Jordan Zimmerman and the Tigers. And then aroldis Chapman got touched up in the ninth. Peterson hits one to love field and deep back owes talk men over his head one of the left centerfield wall. Good room can run he rounds. Third. The throw guns into the infield good room scores. It's a Rivi double of the bat of Dustin Peterson memorable. First career hit for the twenty four year old outfielder, John sterling. And pretty much Chapman touched up for two runs on three hits and a walk. Yanks lose to Detroit three to one. It's spoiled a good outing from a hero Tanaka. Six. Two thirds of one run ball seven strikeouts at Amata vino with three of the four batters he faced to get it to Chapman. He couldn't get the job done Aaron Boone though, not concerned about his closers diminished. Philosophies got plenty his stuff's crisp. You know, you know, a good swing by guy to to get a pit get on a pitcher early and and put good barrel on the guy's name because he's a kid who's barely been in the big leagues all that much. As far as the lineup of the injuries, go boon says no excuse we're capable still, and we expect to go out and do damage tomorrow only six hits and this one too for DJ LeMay, Hugh one extra base hit that came off the bat of newcomer. Mike talk men who is just ten for sixty six in his big league career. Clint frazier. Drove in the long run with a second inning sacked fly. So the angst will have to tread water until they get some pieces back Miguel and do our did speak to the media before the game through interpreter. Marlin Abreo sounded pretty confident he'll be able to rehab in play through this labor. Tear video of me working through this getting back into fuel. Are there didn't want to think about surgery as an option until it's absolutely necessary rubber game with the Tigers this afternoon. Jonathan Isaac will be added to the roster to make the start. You'll have CC's about the transfer. From these suspended lists to the I L math. Boyd on the bound for Detroit. Pre game coverage on the fan begins at three twenty five. So the Yanks are two and three and the Red Sox are now one and five run-up second trying and deals swaying. Visit a high fastball and it's over Lewis five ninety seven the affect Mike. The Red Sox again, Joe Castiglione Red Sox radio network one nothing the final ad in Oakland back toback shutout losses for the SOX. Chris sale allowed a first inning solo Homer to bad Chapman. That was it. Four game losing streak for Boston. First time that's happened since 2017 Chris sale velocity questions. Again. Remember that last year the home run? I saw was the slowest fastball is ever allowed a home run on lose eighty eight point five. That anybody's tracking that. Yeah. Baby. You know? I know. But that's the concern. It is. But he did you know, he gave him six innings of one run ball. Right. He moves. They can't quit can't score and their pitching staff not last night. But they've been given up a ton of runs and a guy. Ramon Laureano for the as again defensively. Yeah. Unbelievable. He got Zander Bogart's and back to back games than you could see the frustration on bogarts face. And you got thrown out at third base last night. Trying to stretch a double into a triple so Yanks and Red Sox struggling a bit atop the AL. Least. It's the rays at five and one they've linked the Rockies four nothing. Blake snail thirteen strikeouts. Over seven innings for Tampa Bay. Obviously the game of the night was in DC Bryce, Harper's return against the nationals. Max Scherzer with demand his first two at bats. But then Harper went double RBI single followed by this in the eighth. Right center field. This is quest into the second deck for Bryce Harper. Betty gives those Phillies fans a chance to jump up and down. One more time with Tom McCarthy. NBC sports for the Delfi of four hundred fifty eight foot to run bomb Harper's Phillies are four. No, they beat the nets eight to two obviously some loud boos for Harper throughout lot of derisive signs at the fans holding up ton of filler wins though. And then where he hit the ball was great into where they all. I guess they all made a trip in. It was almost like a seven line thing. They're all in the same section, and he hit it right to they were out there in right field for him. He gave them a big. Well, you know when he got out there in the first inning. Just so like the meaning and embarrassing for nationals fence they were booing in early Gionta. Vera, scored the game winning goal the other yonder fan kind of except he didn't in his first. Nobody cares about hockey. Boomer got their asses kicked the first time right there. But yeah, the Phillies fans late when the game was pretty much in hand. You could hear them chanting. We got Harper. So they were drowning out the NATs stands late in the game. So obviously, Philly got the last laugh Harper was prepared for all the came with the night sports. This is part of what they felt like and that's him. So I guess no one I'm going to get into the next thirteen years. Also, courtesy of NBC sports. Philly was an epic bad flip after the homers a little helicopter action. And it was towards the nationals dugout. Yeah. So we'll see if that Bruce anything as the season goes along. Yeah. I think maybe the save face. But I don't think Brice will who knows what the hell was going on one thousand seems like there was some sort of issue, right? Like, you could be really Dushi need can. I mean, I don't maybe they were chirp it at him the whole game. I have no idea what the relationships were there. It always seemed like there was something going on the choking incident with Pablo bomb that was long past. Yeah. There's no doubt that that was demonstrative towards the nationals dugout. But I mean, he crushed that. Boy. I mean, you could not have had a better return or home. Come whatever the hell. You wanted say. He was incredible. Yep. And it's just a two game series. So that'll wrap that one up today in DC. Elsewhere dodgers held up the giant six five grand slam for Cody Bellinger, Mezin. Bumgarner homered in that game. If I asked you how many career home runs he has. What would your answer be this? I dunno blew my mind eleven eighteen. Wow. Yeah. I know he has. But I didn't realize it was that many. I don't know if he's I don't know if it includes postseason if he's hit one on the postseason or not that's quite a bit. And it was a big night for pitchers down backs beat the Padres. Eight five Zack. Greek at cranky homered twice for Zona. There was a Manny Machado incident in that game. Don't know if you caught that I think maybe not as bad as it might have come across. He hits a pop up. Now, John Ryan Murphy the ex Yankee backup catcher playing for the Diamondbacks goes after the pop up Machado makes a little contact with his feet, and then he kind of tosses the bat in John Ryan Murphy's direction. I don't think it was intentional. But the almost got together, and they ruled them out even though John Ryan Murphy drop the ball. So the Padres manager Andy green came out. He went he went beserk. He threw his hat. He got a decade. And then I assumed Machado. Gotta check because he was screaming at the almost. But they actually didn't give him. They didn't give him the gate, but some early controversy for Chato out the coal interference on. Yes. They did. So there's a zoomed in. In look where you can see that his Clete content makes contact with John Ryan Murphy. And then he does toss the bat to the side. I mean, he probably would have cost about to the side anyway, but there was a little a little drama out there last night. Also, you had more extensions that were bunch of them again yesterday. But the big one was the Braves and Ronald kunia junior green on eight year one hundred million dollar contract extension. So they lock up one of their young stars for the foreseeable future. NBA Russell Westbrook. Joining wilt chamberlain's. The only NBA players are the only players in NBA history with a twenty twenty twenty game whips at the Foulon to open shooter on the fadeaway Isaac boggling Russell gathers his twentieth. Rebounds, twenty points, twenty rebounds one assist. To the crowd pounding his chest and getting a standing ovation at chest. Big rain Grosso. He's the VP. The force before under radio network. I will say I'm not trying to make light of it. But this game was in hand late and their coach who's the coach is so Billy Donovan. Looking at take him out and Westbrook wasn't having. And he was kind of going out of his way to get a couple of rebounds late to hit the number. There's still a great game. I it is. It's still a great game. But you're right. And he's done this before with that streak with the triple doubles teammates would run away from the ball like they were going to get a disease from it. And he would go and grab it. And I mean that happens, but still it had this has an you got to put yourself in a position to do it. Right. It ten wilt at. That's it. It's a very short list. So you can't you can't knock it from that standpoint. Yeah. I mean this seven feet, but it's a lot of years past. Pretty impressive. What role does? That guy gives you a honest performance every night. Don't you feel like every time we're in here? And we're talking about something and he's done. It's either double double or triple double or he's put a forty points. He's playing defense. He's got steals. Guys worth every penny. Yeah. He's not even the best player in his team this year, though, Georgia championship, they're not gonna win a championship. There's no way. But that guy man, I take them a mighty many as a great player. One nineteen one zero three was the final there. The warriors best at the nuggets one sixteen one zero two Kevin Durant after a big first half objected in that one DeMarcus cousins had a big game for Golden State rockets Jefferson there they've I mean, I feel like at this point the war, it they it's almost like they have to find something to have an edge about and it seems it's mostly directed at officials these days. Yeah. You know, because they they just got they gotta get to the playoffs. Obviously, they're going to be the one seat again, you know, the records not as great as it's been in years past but they basically on auto pie. Get through the regular season. And now they'll start to ramp it up. But yeah. Draymond on bene-. Jetted a bunch of times cousins, I gotta check to the other day got a flagrant two. They had the other night a game where and their defense because you know, the nuggets game high them. Yes, there's almost been tied going into the game. Right. Tie their records. Yeah. Stayed in Denver. They had even record twenty five right now. But yes, so that was a big win for them last night washer anyway, the rockets bullet the kings, one thirty two one five James harden, thirty six and ten assists. He got nets. Raptors tonight in Brooklyn. We'll have that one on the fan following the Yankees. Obviously every game the rest of the way for the nets has playoff implications. Seok quarterback. Russell Wilson heading into the final year of his contract is given the team in April fifteenth deadline for getting a new contract April fifteenth. Past. I think it's the day before their off-season. So that's what happens if he doesn't get one was gonna play in his final year of his contract to gram. He's going to go with the giants either get it done or then we shut down the contract negotiations is gonna play out the year and he's going to sign with the giants. It's going to give Eli manning extension full. And I'm just saying that they're planning on that. Because they think that the Seahawks are gonna sign Russell Wilson. I'm being facetious here. Yes. But wouldn't that be something else? Russell Wilson decide to leave the Seattle Seahawks. Go elsewhere sign a free agent deal. I mean, it was one thing with Kirk cousins at him playing for to franchise tags and all of that. I mean, if this contract negotiation, I don't want expected to, but if this thing gets messy enough where they're like all right fine. We're just going to move on. Russell Wilson said about a month ago. They just wanted the highest paid contract and the NFL. So what what if he gets that? What does Patrick Mahomes get next year, assuming the Patrick Mahomes actually has people playing with them that that team has basically lost what five or six guys off of that roster end. There's huge question. Mark hanging over the head of tyreek hill for sure. Less than one season into the alliance of American football's existence, legal, and our Tom Dondon suspending all operations. Yeah. That go down yesterday right now, there's going to be gonna be criminal charges is going to be also it's a bankruptcy. There's going to be suits filed. So a total disaster. A lot of people not getting paid a lot of vendors not getting paid and one Troy ever saw basically spout. And a lot of crap out there making people believe that he had funding for three to five years of existence for this league. You knew it was a bad scene when he was tweeting back at Eminem about starting a franchise in Detroit couple of weeks ago. I don't know. Yes. On that. Is this up that there's something not right about this? Anybody who's ever had any conversations with Charlie Ebersol better? Hope they have notes of those conversations. I'm just telling you this. I also goes to show you just how in control these major league sports franchises truly are. So the NFL how much it must cost on a daily basis to keep an NFL franchise afloat. This guy's burning through between ten and fifteen. Dollars a week. Right. So and how many teams were the eight teams? Yes. Could you imagine what what an NFL team must burn through during the football season one. They are actually paying their players. See af still more popular than the NBA. Or? No was it just that one day that people were tweeting other rating. Marash he'll tell you. The actual football side of same stupid. Was that gossip I think the football side of things with with Bill Polian was good. There was there was some good players. There may be some players that come out of this league. I know they tried desperately to try to get the NFL to get involved. And that was a problem maybe have done that before. But the NFL owners are not idiots. They know time out you have a guy that's leading this thing that's lying to people. So why the hell would you get involved with somebody when you know, what he is saying is not true? So and then somehow they convince the the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes get involved, he's the one that ultimately shutting this thing down. They're gonna file bankruptcy. A lot of people are not going to get paid. And there's going to be a lot of upset people is, you know. Well, we have funding from tech giants out in California. And we're going to be able to you know, survive for three to five year in the app making money. The live gambling call in. Got involved if you wanted to get his hands on that or something that the tech side of it. And you know, the we're going to be able to you know, bet on plays in game. And all that other stuff. It's just stew is he respected boomer the owner of the hurricanes. Yeah. Yeah. He's a legit guy. I mean, the NFL vetted him and everything is legit. Venture capitalists and all that other stuff. But I mean when you have a guy that's telling all you have to do is pick up the phone. I, oh, we got we got contracts with CBS and CBS sports network and all that other stuff. Yeah. No, you're paying them. They're not paying you. You know, they were paying CBS sports network and CBS to televise the games in the with the NFL. It's the other way around the business model doesn't work. And I mean, all you have to do is pick up the phone and make a phone call somebody and say, hey, this is what we were told in this meeting is this true. Are you a part of this and all this involved? No, not really, but they had a lot of the Hines ward and moose John. Not senate. All side. But they do they do keep those guys. Hey, listen. If you listen to Steve Spurrier yesterday. Oh, I was led to believe that we're going to be here at least for three or the way they're the champions, according to spur crowned himself. That's the funny side of it. But the real side of it is the fact that he said, I was told that we had at least three years of funding. They have ten weeks of funding. So somebody is lying. Do you have any faith? Any of these other new leagues are going to have any kind of God, no come on his own money. And supposedly he just cashed out about three hundred million dollars worth of WWE stock. Maybe the fun the XFL. But what it just goes to show, you the freedom fulling has Ricky Williams, and well, whatever, but it just goes to show you that in menu. You gotta have billions not millions not hundreds of nine got two billion suppose, something like this off with all the different entities Jif to deal with you. So what happened with your Orlando Apollo's? They couldn't practice in the state of Florida because insurance concerns so they actually had to practice in Georgia. Because legally they couldn't do it in Florida, and they're still the champs IT them up. And he's just. Often. I just I found the thing that I care about less than the af is the folding. That's the one thing. I care. I'm telling you this is this is not over by any stretch of the imagination. A lot of people are gonna want to pound a Fleischer. These segment is though, and we welcome to the tests show with multi time. 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C-Lo Says Hello, Delivers An Update

Boomer & Gio

14:39 min | 4 months ago

C-Lo Says Hello, Delivers An Update

"CEELO back with us. Apparently, he worked all night long and all morning long drawn to clean up his lighting issues. Any is looking nice and clean today for the most part. I think I kind of have to see him on TV but I do think he looks good morning. See Law. Has It gone? Good Morning, Fellas! How are we doing today? Pretty good, you know. I would say all day and in Corona virus world. I mean as far as the picture here I would say we're off to a better start, but it is early, and once the sun really rises. It could change so this could be a fluctuating situation that will have to adjust them belong here this morning, but that's that's what we'll do. We are brought to you by wall. Our paint and design in ace hardware stores visit shop, Dot Wall, our dot, com online ordering you guys. Covered Jacob degrom in the open is on a whole lot to add just because the mets had their media availability before last night's intra squad where he left after just the one inning with back tightness. No further info was provided. There is video out there of him walking off the mound where. Where it's. Maybe he's doing so a little gingerly, but it didn't look like anything dramatic. Of course, this happens with the opening day about ten days away now it also on the same day, Robinson Keno returned from his undisclosed absence. What's the time line for him? Now? Here's manager Luiz row house progression will either go from you know what it can be a couple of days, or it can be a little longer. You know the. Performance that was a great I for that and the you know they'll have a feel. Of the feedback they get from from today now. I do and early apology to assess last week. I was giving him the business for not running out that SIM game homer offset Lugo so he's out in the outfield yesterday, making circus catches and looking very spry, he already said he's ready for opening day and I will say he definitely looks at so. That's good news for the mets with the basket catch threw the ball between his legs right under. Yeah, like an underhand flip running around. He's smiling, he's. He's been hitting the crap out of the ball. Always run on the basis well so I know obviously that could change in the snap of a finger, but for now he seems to have gotten himself back to where he's in good shape and feeling good and again hope for the mets, sake He has himself a healthy six game season and tears it up, so you've got cesspits canot handful of other mets. You take advantage of the D.. H. In the National League. The season Dominic Smith would certainly. Certainly fall into that category. He's feeling a little bit more comfortable with his standing at this point, not just baseball wise, but also the newfound freedom from black players to feel comfortable, speaking up and speaking out about racial issues in our country, and that's something that you know over the years we we really do worry about in, and we were scared because you know like I said we want our job in. That's you know the bottom line very important, too, so he combined. What's gone over the last couple? Couple of months with his big league experience, and suddenly he finds himself on more solid ground. The race to by the mets is going on to the next round. Apparently, there's three maybe four groups moving onto the next round of bidding. And apparently there was a mysterious fourth bidder which kinda smells like maybe someone in the mets front office and ownership is just kind of putting that out there to keep Steve Cohen on his toes a little bit because he is considered obviously the leading contender in that process. We hear about these mystery bidders all the time. Not just with buying teams would in free agency sometimes comes to pass Scott Boris does that all the time John Hayman right? Isn't that the whole thing or he? Basically it's John, Hayman and the mystery. Heard there was a mystery team. find out that Haymond gets most of his INFO INFO from Boris and there's no that. Yeah the mystery team I ask and the team used to work fifteen years ago where the first go round the team that was the highest bidder as our way to say. What are you talking about a mystery team? We have to go higher with more years and more money and they go. Yeah, yeah, absolutely, there's mystery team, but now everybody knows that the mystery team thing is bullcrap. Stop mystery ownership grew. Only the mets could turn down. A guy wants to give them four billion dollars. What are you doing like I? Know you don't love the guy from whatever happened in the first negotiation. You know how you got the last laugh. You take four billion dollars for your team and your network and you ride off into the sunset networks not for sale, though yeah, that's still the word that they don't want to sell us. Why so we'll see if that does end up getting included, but to this point seems like they just want to sell the team which would kinda cut that four bill in half. Yeah I don't understand I. Really don't and that's. That's what will kill that deal for Steve Cohen and that's how a rod and his group will have shot is they probably will be more interested in just having the team than the network and Steve Cohen for him. He's like this for for the best business venture opportunity I need to have both, and that that's probably what will kill it unfortunate, and supposedly they're their bid for the team is right around two billion dollar mark as well Cohen, so if s and wise not up for sale, and we're only talking about the team. Maybe it's not a slam dunk for Cohn. Who knows there's still a long way to go before anything's decided. Aaron judge took batting practice on the field at Yankee Stadium yesterday, but did not play in the interest. Squad game is the Yanks continued to take the cautious approach with his stiff neck Aaron Boone not too worried about it. I feel really good about how much he's been able to build up. He's He's played a number of innings in the field, so I feel like. Like. He's in a good spot moving forward to be to be ready to go opening day, which is one week from tomorrow night? Not Looking so good for the start of the season Masahiro Tanaka, but at least to this point, not experiencing any concussion like symptoms from that Giancarlo Stanton liner off his dome. Obviously, we're taking things a little bit more carefully now, but. The good thing is. That I'm feeling fine right now. Isn't it amazing to just how different people are like? There have been guys in the NFL that have ended up with and I know it's repeated hits I get it, but like little hits on the head can cause a concussion. A soccer player can get a concussion from heading a soccer ball. Look at Clinton Razor, right? This was a hundred and twelve miles an hour off a bat. Amazing, no concussion, absolutely amazing. Still no time line for him to return to the Molly did admit he has watched the replay of the incident quite a bit able to laugh about it now that he seems to be okay, so how good job by him on that Young's began yesterday's intra squad dealing with the new extra innings rule they had three of their key relievers begin with runners on second base does Adam Levine on like the new rule? No. Count it all. It's just it's not. It's not real baseball. Yeah I think most of the I'm sure anyone that's got to step into that situation in pitch feels that way. But. He does much rather a tie than start I. Really would. If you want to say, we need to cut down on the time of games fine because of the short season. That's okay with me going to. Capita ten or eleven innings fine enough of this. It's like. No good I don't like it I. Don't like it at all. You just put a runner in second base. Yeah. I just do problem is the problem is? The solution for it. There's nothing that makes a lot of sense to me now I. Guess The question is how many times do you see those sixteen seventeen eighteen in games, and is it worth a change at that point and a lot of people say no I mean they stand out when they happen, because it's like Oh my God. This game went on till midnight or one am rose a west coast. It was three am, and it was eighteen innings. Everybody freaks out about it, but really I guess the answer is to not change anything and just deal with the fact when those things happen, but in short season. They feel like you can't have an eighteen inning nineteen inning game and then come back the next day. Infeasible with you totally in favor of not changing anything, but says they are changing it and they have changed it I'd much prefer tie than this nonsense. Not like it all. Hate those style hate those ties though man, I really would like I I have to see this. See how it feels on paper. It seems completely different than what we're used to because it is I just have to see. Here's the thing. If your team wins that way and you feel like you don't feel cheated, mean you? You? You know if your team loses that way. You're going to feel cheated, but if You feel like it's not a legitimate. If your team wins that way. That's the question. Why got to see it? Play out. Know How I'd feel with you, but just think about it I. Mean You know one one game tenth inning Ronald Kunia junior at second base bunt tag up game on the game over, but the one run lead. It's about this one not Avena said this Reliever comes in gives up a bloop single to lead off the inning. No big deal you come into that situation and you give up. That loop single came over. Can Be with the bottom of the inning. He makes a good pitch Sauza guy off one into shallow outfield, and that could be the end of the thing about the relievers have enough trouble getting three outs. And giving up, no runs yeah, now you want him to do it with a guy on second base to what to get into, get an end result. It's a phony in result I guess personally I think it's going to be counted. As the runner on second is being treated as if he reached on an error, it's not like it's going to be charges and earn run to those guys, so at least from their personal statistics wouldn't be impacted thinks yeah they're in A. They're in a tough spot. If they're really trying to try to limit the length, the innings by signing that monster ten year extension what? What about ten ten days ago or so now chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he wanted to give his team short-term flexibilities that they could remain a contender and Kansas City putting that into play yesterday they moving move quickly to sign their standout defensive tackle Chris Jones. He gets a four year extension Max Value Eighty five million bucks, sixty million guarantees, and the browns and myles Garrett closing in on a five year extension said it'd be worth one hundred twenty five million bucks twenty, five million new money per year. He gets fifty million upfront so needless to say he is. recovered quite nicely from that incident. And he is going to be a very rich man, and now tied to the team through twenty twenty. Leonard Williams play on the tag right now. They're going to file a grievance that I read correctly, yeah. Defensive End as opposed to a tackle, which will make him an extra one point seven? Technically they have until four o'clock, but he and Dak Prescott Derrick Henry with the titans all the word as of yesterday and this morning is that there's really nothing cooking with any of those guys and they're going to play out the tax. And as far as myles Garrett goes. This is a contract that is going to make Jamal Adams even angrier because it's the same year. They came in the same draft class, right? He had that big issue where he got suspended swinging the helmet and hit and Mason Rudolph. And now he's the highest paid player defensive player in the NFL when it comes to average salary that that is going to be the one. You can't get mad at the Patrick mahomes contract if you're Jamal Adams. Ken Get mad at this particular one. If you're Jurmala because it's the same. I don't believe Myles. Garrett is a year ahead of them I think they're the same same draft. Our Own Adam Bryant six. I think we're still so that's that's the one where it's like. Listen. This guy got paid. And he almost killed a man on the field, and here I am and been a little bit of a pain in the ass, but I didn't try to kill a man. Wide Can I get paid before we sign on at six am tomorrow, morning or five am tomorrow morning. Have we heard from Jamal? Adams on social media see I looked last night saying in the next day now I know. What I'm saying, is I. That's the first thing I thought of heard from meaning about this or just yeah. He's angry and we'll see what they did and Blah Blah. Blah stuff like that, but we haven't heard from down a few days. It's been quiet. There's there's nothing nothing. Nothing last night. Nothing this morning, but we will yeah at some point when that becomes official or whatever they'll be something. And if there's not maybe they're actually talking, which would be shots than interesting point? I had a very good point. Let me give you. Cam Newton before i. go on this Youtube. Roundtable discussion on Odell Beckham Junior's channel, which I wasn't aware he had a channel, so it was Beckham Todd Gurley former giant. Victor Cruz you basically served as the host, and then you had newton the new Patriots quarterback. He's dressed to the nines. He's got the sweater tied around the neck. Fedora Smoking, a fat cigar and drinking, red wine with his buddies there, and of course within their hour long discussion, replacing Tom Brady came up in conversation. We have to talk about the elephant in the room and is like. You know you who you you come after. Great. What he was. What he is is great knees. No, even talking about it that being said Kim knows he will bring a new element to the New England offense to season, but one thing about it though. Cosmic Day are you able to awesome stuff that you ain't never been able to call now? I. Getting the Dow. And you, you ain't you get one of these ticked off. Dogs to death broke. The other day we played the clip of camera furring himself as a dog on his instagram, so it was nine years ago now I feel like I'm getting old. Coastal Carolina football coach David Bennett delivered the obscure speech about cats and dogs. Look. There's a little kitty cat in our in our kitchen. So what are you doing a little kit cat by that time? TURNS TRIES TO GET back out screaming go that way. It's. Crazy and I told her players. We need more dogs bows bargaining back after shut bo up. Males like what's going on instead of the cat in house. Cat in the House has a Cat Niles. So told our players I tried to let it out the front door. Still going crazy and they're. told her players. More like adult. We need a bunch of cats in here. Looking in the mirror I look good. I got my extra bands on. Got My other shoes be adult. We don't need no meow. We don't need know cats. Dogs September twenty eleven. Coming to surprise, he was fired at the that season and he and he's now That guy's now a senator. The trajectory of. Boy and I know you guys hit audit Michael Beasley the latest net new to test positive for covert nineteen. Just it's crazy, I mean he joined them in Orlando. He passed a physical and then I ready at the test negative for covert six consecutive days before he was even. To practice held that he doing. It he didn't. He didn't make it right now Michael Beasley Oh. Man. Yeah, I. Mean What what is he capable of? This guy's not exactly the cleanest track record right now I mean the. Breaking Quarantine in the Disney. Bubble is out of the question first week Michael Beasley. Okay well see low. We appreciate it. We'll talk to you next hour. It is boomer and Geo on the fan and CBS sports network.

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The Replacements

Fantasy Focus Baseball

55:29 min | 3 months ago

The Replacements

"Hi there welcome to fantasy focus baseball for Sunday night August sixteenth twenty twenty. He is Tristan H Cochran the H. Dance for happy to be here. Kyle Southie researches and producers our show as if it is his favourite show and I am merely Eric caravel Tristan, how are you I? Hope you a nice weekend. Oh, I did indeed. Did you. See it. Now, people are listening to on Monday that's because we can't you know do everything on Sunday night we do the show and then we posted early Monday morning Kyle does the job there but we're GonNa talk about the weekend what a weekend it was lots of great performances unfortunately, lots of injuries and we do a whole show on the closers frankly because that's just ridiculous I mean half these teams it's unbelievable and we'll have some trivia and the guest later on Laos hashbrowns tour and I had Hash browns this morning I bought hashbrowns at the grocery store and we need them with exits morning hashbrowns needed some up but they were good. They weren't the best friends of ever had. Had the best rounds but it was still pretty good. So I hadn't had hashbrowns at home I don't know. So I, went to the grocery store and I was like well, this looks good browns and I talk about Hash browns all the time and I've said Hashbrowns five times in the last thirty seconds. So I'm going to keep talking about Hash browns and thirty minutes we're going to answer your hashbrowns Lash Round Show isn't it? Tells me a lot though they had catch up with them. So I could see that they weren't the best ones you've ever had where they fresh frozen. they. Were Nicer. Either really. Okay. So they were fresh I mean I bought them in the refrigeration section. So we were in the free version section they were not in the frozen section. Okay. All Right, and then we fried him up in the Pan and we have some sausage there was they were fine. They they just you know. Probably when you go to a restaurant like math big breakfast in Arizona? The probably dumped with like a pound of butter and pepper, and that's why they taste so good. Yeah. It's all about the seasonings there I think plus it's it's probably the freshly shaved potatoes which, oh, it's it's amazing. Yeah. Now I'm getting hungry and I just had I just had an egg related dinner kind of thing. So you know it's it's a little reminiscent of our evening Matt's big breakfast for Dinner You, you're getting hungry. It's Kinda late after dinner on Sunday night when by not hungry come on. So the Yankees and the Red Sox are playing right now the first couple of games I believe the series went all one way the Yankees way. and. Just hit it a mile like four just hit one a really long way it's and it's four to one in the third inning now and So Friday night Labor went off you know no concerns anymore and then on it but the Yankees, the story about the Yankees this weekend. We will talk about this now is not about than beating up on red sox terrible pitching, but their injuries now there's no victory laps here but I don't know why people thought Aaron Judge was going to stay healthy for two months or Junko. Stan would. But DJ Lemay you. I. Did and there's some news here lemay who has a thumb strain they're saying it's at least ten days. Judge says he's already fine is calf is ready to go so. Maybe he comes back as soon as ten days are up I, don't know what stands playing again, but your thoughts on these three. Yankees. Stand was three to four weeks as the estimate. As you said, we can't be sure about that judge they were torn on whether to place him on the injured list. So I do anticipate he'll come back after a minimum save ten days at believe that's the upcoming weekend based on the retroactive. Check the exact date for that. It's a little troubling to me in that. It reminds me of last year where the Yankees dealt with a lot of injuries and what people have forgotten is they got a lot of production from some unlikely performers were believers on my talk men and your shell a now but can they get that from players like Mike Ford who just at home? Run. So I guess maybe he can are they going to get this kind of production second base they can't fill DJ Lemay whose role I mean Tyler Wade, Tiro Estrada, you need a lead off men then so it changes the dynamic of your lineup i. think that's the one that's going to hurt the most and I do think we're going to see. A little more inconsistency from the Yankee lineup this week. So the lineup on Sunday night Aaron Hicks leading off Jewish Shell, who's been all offense no defense oddly also you know we thought he'd be the not the opposite but we thought I thought the hitting was real hitting Israel but defensively has been very good. Mike top batting stirred flavor fourth Ford has three. RBI banning fifth then Gary Sanchez in his one thirty, eight batting average. But we've power he's hitting home runs and Clint frazier is bad in eight tonight tristen and I just offered up a lot to get clint frazier in one of my leagues on fad money between Clint Frazier Mike Talk. When would you rather have in fantasy the rest of the season? I think I would rather have talk man. I think that the Yankees look at frazier as a guide to call up when some of the big names are on the injured list I think talk to be on the roster consistency consistently and I think he does more. The fact that he's got a glove will keep him in the lineup a little bit more often I'd rather have the consistent player. and. Say you're an Ale only would you rather Ross Tyler Wade or Miguel and do Har-? McGowan do heart I. I really don't think there's a lot there with Wade. But I might just go back to the minors or the back to the alternate site in a week. But I mean, wouldn't you rather have the player who when he's up could give you some power punch as opposed to Halloween ready but In theory. Yes. But I think if indoor's back in the in the alternate citing the week and Tyler ways the regular second baseman for the next week and I only know Vancouver's GonNa play. How can they blame over? Frazier Talk Mentor Hicks can't. The positions are a problem. You can't just put them into heart second base. Well, you could probably wouldn't be pretty, but it's a fair point. I don't think playing Tyler Wade benefits, fantasy managers maybe in the. Al Labor if I have to play them because I have nobody else put at second base. All right. But I, mean you know the career numbers for him which of my screen would scroll I can tell you two or three career batting average. Yeah, I mean I understand. Let's get other other injuries here before we get to the fun stuff Bobishenko injured list with a knee That's not fun a KUNA did go on the injured list before the weekend Strasbourg did go on the injured list after his Friday start, which didn't last very long I'm not surprised Kunia even Atlanta kept saying they wouldn't do it. I'm not surprised to Strasbourg but bogus shatman there was no indication he was hurt and he's playing great. That could be a problem. And apologies I'm confusing the one with judge Kuni is the one where they definitively said that they were going to call them back at the end of the ten days. But I think judges based on what they said very close to that bishops. Absence is a problem Toronto's LINEAPP hasn't been getting a lot of production up and down the lineup, and I think having one of their key contributors absent going to be an issue for that that offense, the only could say in their. In in their defense is that Salan field is really. Field, isn't it? I believe? So it's okay. It's really homer friendly so far. So it is the numbers of everybody offensively so far yeah. They're scoring runs there. That's for sure Toronto play Brandon Drury it short today that's not that can't be good. Like. I understand he's more of an encoder than beyond and new Harvard still that that seems be zero at the top and Grischuk and Shaw Vlad homer today. So that's a good sign. People are giving up on Vlad I. Think it's a mistake. It's possible. I- overrated him going into the hall of fame, but you know slugging four, thirty five he's not exactly awful right now but let's start. We need to see more and you're right and you would set a while ago. He's not hitting balls baseballs in the air as part of the problem. I, look at that and other say saved by somebody nobody has Ross root for Tampa. Bay. More injuries any other injured all the other injury. I want to discuss here and I think I'm going to write about this for Monday. Yordano Alvarez was scheduled Sunday with a knee problems. The Astros have to be concerned here because they're already saying Alvarez is not going to play the field at all. He's a full-time d. h. maybe forever but the problems are not going away and they also lost Michael. Brantley to the Angeles Cocker get to keep on playing but I'm starting to wonder now if I've got Alvarez on a fancy team, is he somebody trade away you sell here because if we know that his knee is a problem okay you can't even play the field going to running the basis to there's another doesn't Angeles. Stint in your Alvarez's future may not be tomorrow, but that's common. It probably is, and unfortunately when you have a player who missed the beginning of the year came back and got hurt within a couple of days. It's probably about the worst time you could possibly trade him. I mean, if you can get something for him if you get any anything near what you paid from undrafted anything near top hundred player value. Okay. But do you really think you're GONNA get that? If somebody offers you Nicholas Castellanos today. I would laugh all the way to the bank. Okay. Wouldn't you? I don't think anybody's doing that I don't play for money tryst and I don't know what you laugh overweight the hind couch sit down and celebrate I. The Chili Bean Shop. Yes. Yes. Jelly beans raisins we played for those things. Okay. I don't know about you. I play pieces I don't know about you. Also before the weekend. Some good stuff with the prospects phillies called up Alec bomb and he had a decent weekend in homer. But I like the fact that album. It's the ball of the opposite feel and then we found out the cardinals had to call up Carlson and they did and he played all weekend. He's GonNa be a regular player now but Joe Adele is the reason why you're blue. You think do I want these guys active in a fantasy league this? Week Joy Dell did have two singles on Sunday but he's batting to fourteen and slugging fourteen which tells us no extra base hits. So I ranked these in my Friday com tristen i. know you read everything I write as Carlson First Adele second because he's got speed and bom third for the rest of the season and I probably would agree with that in a dynasty formats for future years as well. That's not anti Phillies I'm a phillies fan you agree with that order. For this year I I almost want to just throw them in a hat and draw the names. I would disagree with you from a long-term perspective that I'll take the chance year-over-year on a Dell. Over Karl. What you see in there I mean, Carlson's got power and speed and I think he's actually safer for batting average isn't he? Yes and I know tailing what are you saying? 'cause I always get lured in by your Miguel Santiago types. I'm always lured in by all. I'm going to find the next Giancarlo, stanton he's actually going to stay healthy this time. Adele does steal bases. We really should give him credit for the ability to steal basis without much problem year-over-year if he drops in forty homers annually with that I'm taking over Carlson all day and right now at this stage of the careers I'm taking the chance on that but but to your point, the floor on Adele is the most troubling of these three Yeah I. Guess that agree that I like ball I think he's going to fifth or sixth for the Phillies for a long long time I think he asked to move over to First Base D. H. after the season he's terrible third Baseman I made a nice player too but he also allayed a couple balls at thirties not a third baseman. Risque doesn't hit and he did a little this weekend I'm just saying I like boom I wrote that Bom Nicholas Casinos Twenty five home runs to eighty batting average nothing wrong with that I think Carlson Adele. Have a little bit more statistical upside but and you're laughing you think that's crazy. I. Don't think you give custody on US enough credit for good player he is and can be I. Am I wrong Oh to eighty with twenty five homers a year? I think. I think Castanos is a better baseball player than that and I think he will be over the next five years. So. If you WANNA stay that bomas custody. I would probably disagree if the customer knows you're taking as the average over the past three to five years. Yeah. Okay. I could see that for well, he's twenty eight years there. What am I supposed to use like dreams I? Think this is going to have A. CUSS? Genesis. Having. An amazing year. is well, he's betting to sixty seven wasn't not go amazing but he's hitting more power than he's ever hit for on a parade on a rate basis. Okay. So but his career I know runs was twenty seven. So I I think that we can safely say all right twenty seven homers into a year. That's what he's got season averages but I get where you're coming from I'm GonNa give you this that there was all that talk about how the numbers at Comerica Park were inflating a lot of what the Tigers are doing in terms of the metrics, the hard contact the. A exit velocity and the like but customers left Detroit went to Chicago had an amazing final two months I mean like they they were jd Martinez Eskin Arizona, direct contract run. I don't I put. Look if if nothing happens in this two month period is gonNA. Tell me anything. But of casting on in twenty twenty, one bats three, ten with forty, two home runs admit I'm wrong but he's at six full seasons in the majors said. I couldn't disagree with you more into custody on us. Hundred. I I have in my top hundred I'm just saying this is all there is Do you draw strike own agree with that? I think there is more. Do Drop Strasbourg right now. No It's carpal tunnel. There's not an extensive background on how much time that could cost a pitcher. So to me, it's the great unknown from injuries. All right fair enough I'm tired of talking one more prospect camera res came up for the dodgers. When will smith the fresh prince went on the Angeles, and of course, because he's a dodger, he homered in his first at Bat Can you make you make the case even add right now I, mean I can't even find ten catchers. I. WanNa Roster like I. Just I just picked up Ruis in a League and dropped Wilson Rama's I'm tired of Wilson. Rama's I. saw him all weekend did nothing there was nothing I don't think I'd make a move that rash because it's still. Theoretically right now will Smith's job if Ruiz's goes off in this week and shows that he has a will smith like impact initially then they might have the what the quarterback competition the football thing in there. But I. Don't think it is. I. Think they look at Smith. As that being his job and they want ruis to just kind of worked toward the future and possibly be a trade ship. I I did adamant towers and by the way he's the theme of the Trivia. Today. Oh let's get right to. Think. Could all keep to release because it's time for some trees Trivia that Eric definitely won't know. I'll do my best to not know it. All right. Keep it release you mentioned home run in his first Major League at bat interestingly enough the past three players to have done that now are catchers and the other two are Tyler Stevenson who did it this year? He did a in the first month of the year and the one before him was sacked collins of the Chicago White Sox I was going to give you those. It's the Trivia question but I'm not instead I'm going to point out keyboard is the hundred and twenty seventh player in history to homer in his first at Bat. And I would like you to name either of the two hall of Famers who are on that list. notebaert. Estimated a hundred and twenty six go okay thirty. There you go. So. You're telling me there are two hall of famers at homered in their first Major League at bat to of famers homered in their first major league at that. Lame one of them. Why do you? Think it's. All right I I'm kidding. They're the. REAL TRIVIA QUESTION IS ONE Matic for. There's something something wrong with you. There's. Something seriously wrong with the. Way here tells you what the backup Trivia question was. I can't even begin to figure out who Did Vlad homers is I I don't know I. We'll get to some instant little bit. The griffey. Let's move on. Now we could spend an hour and a half of the closers. So let's Hispan- a couple of minutes there. You want to sing that song. Did. Closer carousel. All right I just quickly, her curvy eight to the padres goes on the injury list, right elbow information I wrote about the other day and of course, he wasn't hurt then but now is drew pomeranz will be the padres closer predict. How can we not predicted? Keeps this job. Has Elbow formation he's probably GonNa need Tommy John Right I mean don't you assume that we don't see gates at least the rest of this month to the initial suspicion is bone chips so maybe he avoids the Tommy. John. Surgery. But yeah, I'm with you I'm very concerned. Worried that he can't come back to an effective year and I'm with you pomeranz you mentioned to relievers in the top ten. Now, it's only one hip hop five. If we if we say hater. Is One yup. So relatives comes off list tomorrow. Would you rather have rollers or Pomeranz the rest of the year roll this but that's close. I don't know man who's more likely to get hurt. You know that you can make. I. Would predict an injury for either one. Would you? So I, that's not fair for me to say I can't say that I would take prominence overall but. If I, if I say right now top closers are hater number one Liam Hendriks number two. A you got Kenley Jansen third I guess I have to put in these been good this her. Johnson on a raw this. I might pomerance fifth. Because I think about the other closes that would would warrant consideration for a top five. Taylor. Rogers, the twins was Sergio Romo setup man today. That tells you all you need to know that they're sharing that time sharing their closer. That we knew that. We didn't know that he did he kept pitching on consecutive days Rogers can and Romo's had to unusual day off like Rogers Day off saves. Anyway IT'S A. Bullpen bullpen. Rogers. Set Him up today. It's not like Roger didn't pitch today Rogers for the Sediment Setting up though. Right this is the first time that Rogers with sediment. That's what I'm saying I have concerns that he's not going to get all their saves clear. So looking at your relief pitcher rankings deserves better than mine nick junior top ten. I don't know if he's getting five Mercedes Brad hand is in your top ten I don't know if he's getting five more SAISD, Yeah Brandon Workman's in your top ten. They're going to win five more games. There's nothing closer nothing. I look harassed. Yeah. I. Look at this list and. pomerance is there. A clear top ten closer right now I telling you I can very easily make the case he belongs in the top five. If we know that that is his job for the remainder of the year, the stuff in a bullpen role plays up to being an elite fantasy closer. So I'm looking at the player Raider. Here's the top five for relief pitchers and closers not starters that can close. Hendrix one Zach Britton to is losing saves tomorrow Kenley. Jansen Three Coal saucer Baltimore's a number four on our season player analysis. Calm is five and everybody thought Aaron bummer would be would take over the closer role there and it hasn't heat on the Angeles. So I Rafael, Montero and drew pomeranz our top closers. Let's move on ALLOM. Trevor God of San Francisco got. Lit. On Consecutive Nights, how do you let a guy give up four home runs on Friday and Saturday nine earned runs and he got three outs that manager a look he was in Philly terribly here Trevor Got I. Don't know who's The San Francisco closer now. Is. Tony. Rogers probably other Rogers probably. Probably is TORONTO, Anthony Bass back tightness. He sat out today during Romano Jordan Ramana or Anthony Bass rest of this truncated a regular season. Romano and I fear you're going to I fear that road is GONNA take a turn Down the originals back in two weeks, that's what I'm. Working his way back and I do think that's his job when he's healthy. So yeah, on. Yeah I agree with that but Jordan Ramana could be like this year's and again. Yes snow in strikeouts. Natura nick gets as last year. So that doesn't that doesn't scream to his role and the rockies. How about this turn of events I think Daniel Board is their next is closed for the next day chance Jairo D.. S. At a terrible weekend terrible on Sunday walked everybody I think Daniel Board gets the next Colorado save that and. Well there's not much left. That's the problem. was terrible pulled from the game Carlos Estevez had to finish the game and one that there was not really safe chance and was out of hand. Anyway, he got injured on the final play. So we don't even know if he's going to be available next. Daniel barred by the way comebacks where everybody talks about it as a great comeback story. If you look at the metrics, the control has made a huge huge strides. We have to take him seriously I don't think Trevor Rosenthal Combine for like twenty eight saves season then isn't but. Because the listeners are GonNa WanNa know how deeply are we investing here in Daniel Bard I did by Daniel Bard and tout wars nl and I paid thirty five thousand budget. That's not very much. 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Now to see if I got any of the players I, did I got all three players I put in for bottom player in on road in towers peop- table were were joking, not joking, probably thought a terrible manager I'm like in second place in town mixed but I haven't bought any players yet I like a thousand dollars left nobody else had more than five hundred I just bought all three guys I. Tried to get out Bom Clint Frazier for two hundred each and Kirk Kyle Gibson So get what you pay, what was the or the next bids for Bowman Frazier. There was one twenty. I overspent, but I had the money away. There's a bone for win seventy four. So that was smart. Yeah. That's what I was thinking. I would bet that you've got competition for Balm two, hundred. Yeah. All right. So to get back to the original song is by Nico Good, room Detroit and then on Saturday might trout I've heard of him So those are the Combo meals. Are you in Detroit or no? I think when the match ups play, I will add the players stream and then they'll be gone the next day when the matchup isn't. So favorable good actually is a decent fantasy player though could be a guy in a full season was double digit homers in steals. He did that actually last year So looking at the seven day player, we were more positively in the show bogus the number one player of the past week want sodas hitting a lot of home runs. Like. Major power how `bout that Jesse winker Buffalo's favorites on Jesse winker sitting power and I think one of those homers came off a lefty too or maybe just one of the base hits but. That's an interesting Guy Tristen I mean the red sign, Nick? Williams. This weekend I don't know why. But Jesse winker can if Jesse weaker good hit left, he's a little bit. That's a guy who could bat like second or third in the lineup. He's got our against righties. Like I, just got to be honest I a little part of me inside just cringed because I remember tweeting something like this where he did homer off a lefty early in the run last year and I was thinking Yay. He's going to be great. Go get him go get them and it didn't pan out. So I want to just be really careful but I like what I say and you know what? I am going to go back to that well and I want him to succeed I would add them. All right. Let's take a look at the strategy here and see what's going on the next couple of days Mondays. Shijuro looks like this first game starts at five fifteen they're double header or something the cubs, cubs, cardinals I. so young Kim, his debut is a starting pitcher. We still don't have the Saint Louis. Closer is Andrew Miller I think to save on Saturday, but that doesn't mean it's a closer is pin plus size Annabel Sanchez to Kitazawa. You probably want to avoid those guys in your fantasy leagues Any pitcher Kyle Freeland at Houston. I personally think how is back and you don't think so but what's it GonNa take for you to believe. Probably a better match of actually you know what? I probably would roll the dice on. I'm here the the issue is I've so many weekly Lock Leagues Actually I haven't been towers I've gotTa keep active for the Houston at dodgers. I can't goes well. Well. You know what? I'M NOT GONNA assume it does it is not being yeah. Has He? And that's of course field. I, mean like I know we talk a lot about but like everything looks good he's made four starts. He's not strike is strike rates too low. That's a problem you haven't been. You haven't been NFL Labor or tout are you Okay. So You well, you have to but if you had the choice. That I don't have to use zero dollar player, I could bench him for. Somebody, Yamamoto have on that team Convention Felix Worse. I'd be using Freon over worse cover looks great but. I mean I would have to basically sit him for. I can buy somebody I can I can put Calmodulin I don't want to do. You would sit cal quantrill this week. Now I was just curious how how deep you dive in the counting is his lineup is all that great? If Alvarez's hurt you'd rather the it's the dodgers won with free freeland. Freeman. Feels like the kind of guy where every time he's got an assignment I have to look at that assignment and do all that homework to decide if I want to use them and. I'll do it. That's what I'm supposed to do. So I can deal with it. Most people don't want to do that Matt we're there's apparently on the twins Not? Started Tuesday That wow. It says, your Monday Tuesday looks like Oh a double header on espn about that giants and the Angels Trevor Hill Deal and Bundy we've talked a lot about doing bundy and then Tampa Bay New York Tanaka versus Blake Snell If I mean, I think Don Bundy's a to start guy gotta have activists Dylan Bunny, has to be among the top thirty starting. Interest now actually to start guy actually update on this one and we will have to get this update on the base the MLB page they're moving bundy up guaranteeing his to starts he'll be home giants at Oakland now the Ad Oakland's not a great outing there but the ballpark plays and based on what Bundy's study done you and I talk about it absolutely start everywhere. Nape Pearson at Baltimore. Are. You concerned about? Oh actually you know you know what I have it wrong in the seven day and I have it right on the ten day you right the first place. Sorry my mistake. Nape. Pearson. It was a bad outing last week, and by the way Spencer Howard has looked all that good to me. I've watched both his outings intently and I'M A no I'm here in here. Why because Baltimore hitting, they have the major league RBI leader, Anthony Santander. And gave the endorsement that the orioles are go for offense this week and part of it had to do with the fact that. They've got the full seven games. They've got Boston at home for four. So they're planning tired of the week in Camden yards. Bosses pitching might be worse. Golden Right now might. Might. For the season I think if you ask me WHO's pitching staff, would you rather have? I mean like today Baltimore's. Help. US. Half half-staff the. Bullpen. Well I mean you can make the case to to roster coaster now over workman like Boston, doesn't score either I'll take trade for workmen I'm out on Seltzer I will cash that chip in why you saucer what's he done wrong i. On the history of doing well, I'm clouded by the fact that when I watched him and scouted him, it was the Yankee. Games, and he came into the night that I'm Kinda like Oh coal salzer. This is not gonna go well and it really didn't go well. I will most analysts, Santana number one Jesse winker to I will take a victory lap bureau Dominic Smith. Labor people thought I was not swears they're gonNA play and we know there's going to be a fulltime. D.. H. In the National League at the time where we did our labor draft but still dom Smith is leading the mets in home runs RBI. Terrible. First Baseman. He looked awful today. Sunday. But he's played every day somewhere left field first base D. H. Dominic Smith next season. To Eighty with twenty, five home runs at least. Maybe not to eight, eighty, two, eighty, you're giving me so many of these like internal cringes that I saw what I get on board of afraid you're Jinxing my teams because of how many shares I have of smits. Chinks him. All. Right back to the schedule here So that was Tuesday everybody else we need to trump tower you love in corporate Minnesota, spot? Start. I'm in. At Minnesota so That means you're. While he's. He's getting three to four innings and lots of KS and that's it. I Miss Minnesota. I'm out asa starters are giving you three to four innings. You're not getting wins out of mostly starting pitchers right now it's Minnesota. To avoid. Double. Header on ESPN on Wednesday looks like braves hosting Nats Eric Feddie cowl right that's a good one. You don't want those starting pitchers in the nightcap at giants. Patrick. Sandoval a reverse lefty right against Johnny Cueto 'cause I haven't listened team us as one of the pitcher you lit up in the. Actually I. Think he was your most effective in that series which shows how crazy that SIM game. My whole penny arrays five fifty and I'm in. First Place. Venire. Nick Anderson wasted there's no bullpen in that. Everybody's like, what are they talking about this league as Noble Penn like we've we've excluded all of good relievers a major league baseball. Lance Lynn at the. Nelson. Lament on Wednesday night. That's fun. Yes. Yes and what's Nice land got to do to to break into your top twenty starting pitchers Chris, and that's a serious question. What else you gotTa do you did it last year doing it again? I kind of feel like I didn't they have on there or was he twenty first? Well. I. Didn't. So I was just assuming you do any. Twentieth exactly again, your top eighteenth starting pitchers come on. Let me. Let me see if I can manipulate right here. Well, Shohei Otani is not really a starting pitcher anymore. So he is nineteen and. North. Yeah you can't do that clever is not pitching for the next week or two. What are you doing? So you drop in Clovinger? No. But its last show we found out some clarity there. I guess a little bit not really no, we've already on. Clovinger in police accoring on the alternate roster that's a ten day. Minimum stay. And I was on Thursday. So, they're not pitching at all this week but you're going to have active next week. Aren't you? Very likely yes. In less, it's not a ten day minimum stay, but I bet it's more for police AC. Sure the regular season is fun and all, but only one thing compared to the excitement of playoffs and drafting. 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B. to get a shot at noise of dollars in prizes all week long only draftkings minimum. Required eligibility restrictions apply see drafting dot com for details. All right that seems like enough chatter. Let's get our buddy kyle in here to ask them Hash browns and if we have any time leftover, then we'll do more fun things but he got or you're going to get the trivia because I know how cannot get the? I. That's that's that's. How could I possibly know it run there? I can't think of any phillies that didn't the idea of is to make sure you don't get it. Must be fun. That's fun for half of us. Oh. So you're adding fine. I said, so you guys I don't know. How pick today's Trivia. So you can blame it all on him, their boss Kyle crunch. Prefer to name the others who catchers. Yeah Would you like it? If I asked you about Tyler Stevenson and Zach, collins? Zach Pretty Good Center for the Blazers. Anyway. HASHBROWNS show of you're buying the cast Janas homerun surgery guys talked about it earlier. Yup. I don't see why we wouldn't we been expecting this for a long time I. Think the debate we had earlier was about whether this was legitimate stay stay going. Now we should note here Cincinnati may not play this week right I mean is there an update on that? They were hopeful that if they got the best case scenario, there'd be a doubleheader schedule on the two teams multi mutual all day on. Monday. Right now at the moment we're taping I can't see that happening. The hope would be Tuesday, but like they could miss. The entire week we've seen is with Miami and was Saint Louis where we were like Oh. Yeah. They'll probably play and then they didn't. Why are we assuming they play any games this week while in their case, it was one positive test for one player and my understanding is since they have not had a subsequent positive. Look, I want them to play I hate this but art we'll go with that. Her. Also I, think if casting on US keeps us up, I can't project numbers. But like next year we would have to say that's a thirty home run guy thirty to thirty, five home runs. So that would be a step up. So if we ranked him saying like Lemon number sixty or seventy, two season, he would move up into the top fifty. I think in a thought since the beginning of the year that he was a true value thirty-five homework I. If I was placed one hundred and sixty, two game projection on him for this year would have been through how in the world could you bring up rejected Castellanos for thirty five months when his career high in seven years is twenty seven metrics supported at Ballpark is in his favor support for years i. Never did. He was amazing down the stretch last year. Oh, I doubt that I just think that was a contract push thing I want to see him do it next year for full season, which is too late because you need to know right now but. Okay. I'm GonNa Nitpick your contract comment there because I think it's a trap and people are going to misinterpret that. That was is. It wasn't exactly. My suspicion is he was not happy in the situation he was in previously and to get out and have a contract push with a different team in a different situation. Might of push up the motivation and. I probably have no right to say that but that's I. I loved what I saw from him at the end of last year I fan too I? Just I I WANNA. Be careful. Next three weeks without hitting one over a fence Let's move on next. Carolina name game for Smith. Knowing how good Eric is it comparisons in Ohio is Dom Smith that's ridiculous. I suck it all this Let's see Well. Who is a first baseman? Who I also look void I think has to be a top ten first baseman at this point over hoskins over Edwin over. Josh Bell over soon. No. Clearly over Varo over Christian Walker. So looking bellinger Freeman Alonzo Rizzo Olsen Goldschmidt Abreu for sure correct I mean is that seven? That's Evan First Baseman AMAC's Muncie. Yeah. So that's eight. and. Then it gets debatable. I. Look We have looked void after that. So on my original draft Lemay injured list different story now. I did have latte over him I. AM reconsidering that you said snow same situation. I had Yuli Gurriel right there with them they were in almost exactly the same ranking spot I would take void over him now. So would I and I would take over Dom Smith but I think Smith is getting close to that territory you know like Yuli Gurriel that's interesting. That's that's you know that's an interesting one girl hoskins is here. We could really swing him anywhere. Any direction in the rankings here, Carlos, Santana. Renato Nunez. Nunez moved up to I think Dom Smith for Serena Nunez is interesting. Don't you? Yeah. That's who I was when I looked at Nunez I'm thinking contract. Over Easter Saggy Lauren Mitch Moreland by the way. Yes. I. Probably would go new news press between those two but I like I like the tier. And what about Daniel Murphy in around there Yeah Yeah I think that's about right. I think I might. Really Take Dom Smith over Daniel. Murphy. I think Dobson's has more power. Miss as easy pull-power. The ball, the other way to really can it's hard to turn down the rocky hitter. I get your hesitation. Are you concerned about? Peter? Lonzo looks terrible. He was benched today I don't want to say I am I went into this season I have Alonzo in a leave where I really should've traded him already because that league we keep like twelve and I was thinking I need a trade Alonzo for like two keepers and also I thought there's no way that Alonzo was ever GonNa hit fifty home runs again I mean what he did last year's legit, but he also could next year full season Batu forty with thirty, six home runs, which is not so special. Are you concerned about him right now he's got thirty strikeouts in eighty four at bats. It's not Evan white bad but it's bad. Well it shouldn't be Evan white that ever. Yeah. No not many players can be Evan white bad. I mean I still together we're going to be good. Obviously, he should doesn't belong in any of the conversation to these first basement but I do think Evan Way to hit but I just think it's astonishing the strike that Evan White had so far. I didn't get shares of Lonzo. Because I don't believe in buying into the fifty plus homers out of nowhere thing, it's very hard to repeat that regression hits. I. Only got him in this. I only got him in this league because there was a two team dispersal draft and he was the right pick at the time I. Wish I traded him already I don't dispute. A keeper, League. Oh Yeah I can't I can't. If he was the right thing. Then what changed What changes that I don't think I I did not rank him number thirty like most people. I probably have forty five and I just see some downside year. Batting average downside months ago. That now looks like it's legit looks loss at the plate, but I do I what changed like nothing changed? That's what. Alonzo horry solar nothing changed but we rank them like eighty spots differently that that's the problem was Alonzo was over ranked. I'm not I'm not even sure he was because of the nature of the player that he is you have to deal with the streaks. WHAT'S NEXT Brandon wants to keep on the Dom Smith. Wagon here wants to know who are you keeping an dynasty format Smith Kyle Lewis. Jesse winker. Uh. Boy. I WanNa, say Kyle, Lewis. Like I think I know what Dom Smith is to eighty with twenty five homers old casinos, not the new of course I think. I. Know What winker is and I think he's still gonNA struggle the hit left handed pitching, which means doesn't bad as much as most people and there's No speed on either these guys. Kinda Lewis Kyle Lewis next year to seventy five with thirty home runs Tristan. Having with the K. Rate, it'd be tough the Kerry, but I don't want to dismiss it outright I. What I'm trying to do is I'm trying to pull the ages for winker is just about twenty seven years old. His birthday is actually coming up pretty soon. We're GONNA three of them even and I like winker but I don't think you can compare these guys I think Carl Lewis's first myth second. Lil. Louis and Smith or twenty five both. Or does miss. underrated. But he's also a first baseman and although he will have Alfred eligibilty in future seasons probably. Because they foolishly playing him out there. I'll admit I have more knowledge about Dom Smith than I do about Carl. Lewis Yeah. No I follow the entire Davis career. He did not hit power in the minors. He made some very distinct adjustments. As you said, the powers legit they forecast, it would be their I'm with you, Smith. I read a story about dom. Smith that sleep apnea played a major role in one of his bad minor league seasons and I thought yeah. That makes a lot of sense because he was really good. Really good prospect. You just had a bad like final year in the minors. The message was game meth basically gave up on he's only play. Now because they they have bodies to some degree and the h they would. They would have loved to have dumped Dom Smith on another team like the phillies with Nick Williams I'm Carlos Right now at Batting, average. So don't buy into him batting three, three twenty. But I still think I would take hollow dom, Smith and winker third anyway. Okay. That's interesting. We're going a little higher up the dynasty ranks here for our last question comes from Erin wasn't oh Bo or tatty some dynasty locked term who you got. Let's. Let's ignore the fact that bobby shots on the list with a knee problems. Probably just a fluke thing he can still basis the tastes can steal bases. And, look everything we said about not six months ago being concerned about durability nothing's changed has only been three weeks. But to tease is not hitting thirty five home runs season two teast looks like he is. I mean right now, the teases in has to be a top ten pick in Dynasty League, doesn't he? Oh Yeah. Without a doubt you WANNA shoot for the moon and I mean that's that's what he presents. You is the opportunity to be a five category. Megastar in fantasy mean when you take a density right now to tease over like bellinger and Yelich. A minor guy Belt villagers not that old last I checked. He's not to teach young. What's interesting is that I actually thought that the shed was more than a year older than two pieces. They're actually within a year of each other from the look of it I mean, I'm trying to read this little tiny type Mellon just twenty five he just turned twenty five last month I'm not saying he's old I'm saying the younger. I can't fault somebody for taking over Bellenger I would personally take bellinger and you know trail. Not Old but thirty right isn't he thirty now? See Thirty. Twenty eight, he's. He's twenty nine Yup. Come. Turn he just turned twenty nine ten days ago. So like I'm not saying in identity, you would not take trump I but you can make the case regrets Soto and I think I teased at this point not top-five. Kunia to. Yes. Absolutely is definitely up there. I don't think Bishop. Are we going to. Make the top ten I. Don't think shuts the top ten I don't think. I think he's third around. Would you make the case for? Tateishi over Kunia for next year's drafts. No. Like. No. But why what what would what have you seen yet entities? But what reasoning could you possibly give me? I WanNa see it at this level for more than one hundred games and I will I will give him a lot of credit if he gives me every padres game on the schedule fully healthy. Okay without any just if it's a piece wins the NL MVP and I think right now probably be the leader in the clubhouse. I think we have to rank them in the top five next year. Oh. Yeah. I'm not saying Kunas leaves the top five I don't know who is leaving Yelich is obviously leaving if he doesn't turn this season around he had bellinger to he has been. You know. Everybody needs to run to be a top five guy right right right right right. Right. Yeah. I. Mean Yell At. Coal for some that had bellinger or had pets, there's going to be a space for Totti's if Totti's wins the MVP as you describe I, I don't think there's any question everybody will have them in the top five me green everyone I i. wonder if right now our top five or next year my top five trout one. Upon you to to tease three. Welcome. Welcome to the trump bandwagon. Every single day it trust not running I look is one steal the reason why move trout out was because of injuries and stolen basis trysted not because of night he's not great. You bid on that talk that he wasn't going to give you anywhere near the volume of the pigs in the first round and thank you everybody for giving me your shares and. I'm just saying that he's an amazing baseball player. Still I don't think I was number two. Let's not go too far. In three if I recall. I. Yelled drawn and that looks awful I had trout to Kunia three but. Now man I mean I wonder if to should be the top five right now all right. Maybe that's running too fast now that's fair I. The case can easily be made and there were people who were already just about there in the first place. All right. Well, we're just about there now in last place, we're done for today. Thank you so much relief for. Not. Quite nice try. Try Try. Isn't possible I. What was the question again and? Worst of the hundred and twenty seven players who have hit a home run in their first major, League at Bat, which which are the two in the hall of fame, and I just ask you name one of them. A. Them All. Yeah. A Hall of Famer who homered is I. Now. I was going to give you the question of which one has the most career homers you're going to be very surprised at who that is I was going to give you the one of who has the most among active players that you might have gotten. Active players at home run the I bet we broadcast his first home run. Does that. Broadcast the. Active. Home run leaders. First Major League home run player homered in his first Major League at bat if you don't remember it. Well your memory might be fading and we broadcast it. The insure you watched it. You're pretty sure. Okay. Fame. All Right Jason Hayward Chris. Hamer's I will tell you this the the it's. Ok One is a little trick question. The pitcher. Yes. Really? Yes. I love really fun. Pitcher. Your the worst one knuckle bar. You're good. You're good. Wilhelm is Hoyt Wilhelm. Helm homered in his first Major League at Bat, and by the way it was his only homerun. That's how do you expect us to get these? You got it. It's totally because he said her fun. If you've said if he just said Pitcher Tom Seaver I, when he said fun has to be something different hurler. Trivia question is that the baseball fans who are listening might enjoy that one because some people might. That you know Trivia. I remember hearing we'll have homered. And that was like in his first abandoned only time he did get. Dawn on me that it was as I was an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, he hit two hundred and thirty eight home runs and he was inducted into the hall in the Seventies. I'm trying to think who play for the Indians. It's top one. Tell you if you. When, whenever you're? Like an initial or something I, mean. Averil Earl averill. It. Two days of that. That's that's a tough one. The way you know who's the top of the list just to tell you how ridiculous a homer and the first at bat fact is. The. Leader all time with three hundred, Sixty home runs as Gary, Gaetti. And Catchers, do this a lot. You'd be surprised have power and then and then and pitchers on what to do with them. I wonder. I wonder whether it's because of their handling of the pitchers. More. Apt to recognize. Putin. There was a pitcher who were to first at Bat. And a hat on a fantasy team whereas SIM team I remember. He was Tampa. what year Esteban Yuan. Member that this might Yana homers I about I was watching that game. What happened that was why? Did. Homer in his first at bat and he had one career homer. Yeah. I remember that one by the way Dave. Island. Also did it. I I remember hearing that too It's a weird list. It's a there's a wikipedia page that has one hundred and seven. It is a weird list Europe weird list Tributary I. I consider that. That's one. The highest compliment. I do think. I. At least I got one I got one of them. Okay. Well, I think we've got enough you so much for listening to our little fantasy focus baseball podcast we really do appreciate it. We're going to continue I think going Sunday nights and Wednesday nights until they tell us that we can't keep doing that and those ads and there's fun games and but we do the best for cancer. So anyway agonized rake I'll talk to you again probably for whereas they thank you so much for doing this job we really appreciate it and for ever I merely Eric Arable have an awesome week.

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Why Tristan, Why?

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Why Tristan, Why?

"Welcome to fantasy focus baseball. It's beautiful Monday night September twenty first twenty twenty is the final week of this regular season is Tristan Age cock grab. Not only winning all his fantasy leagues but winning by so much there. There's just no second place. soppy research producers are little show with a skill that belies his age and I am Eric Carol thinking he will avoid the alternate site for at least this season. But who knows about the next one and our you this fine day you made it through the summer literally the summer without getting up option to the alternate camp. So you know that's a that's a big accomplishment final. Yeah. Grew. Can you make it through the fall though? I don't know. Oh. We'll find out soon enough as the sun beats on me. So we're recording this late Monday afternoon you're hill hearing on Tuesday I were planning to record again on Wednesday afternoon for Thursday, a release and one final show on Monday next Tuesday and who knows what happens after that it is football season you know Thanksgiving and NBA who knows what's going to happen. But on today's show, we're GONNA, try to at least get you through this final week of the season traditional. Tell you who to play the two. Star pitchers the hitters I I don't know if it's GonNa be a lot of movement is find a week I. Think half the teams aren't even playing their best guys this weekend but we'll see we'll also look ahead to twenty twenty one with the breakdown outfielders and Kyle has trivia and your hashbrowns as well. Presumably has this because we've never been through something like this before the normal final week of season in late September after six months it's not like this There's more teams that are out of it. Especially in the National League. pitchers are being treated differently. roster size is different. You know thirty five players on the dodgers. So like everything is different. So hat another weekly deadline has already passed, but in daily or picking up free agents, how do you? How do you go about this final week move quickly don't get attached to anything and prepare for players to get rested heavily in each passing day guy I agree with you I, mean. We. Brought this up on a pass show that there isn't really a home field advantage so. Just get in. Get in see what happens align your rotations I mean are you more likely to take chances when it comes to starting pitchers use questionable choices or are you playing it safe or you aggressive? Are you willing like I dropped some pretty decent players this week I've been sitting Bob Shannon Jd. Martinez over the weekend weren't doing much. So I just played other options that I thought were better fixing that turned out. Okay. So it's like I think anything goes right now lake just don't drop lake atop player. So someone else can get him and beat you with that player that I would do if you're GonNa Bench guy, it's different but like my traps play this entire week but Jericho not starting this coming weekend like there's a lot of things in play with the teams that have already clinched their spots especially in the American league, the League is. Effectively done, there's still a slight chance at the astros could down I suppose I don't think it's going to happen I. Agree we look at we we see the very likely teams that are in there. The NFL. There's some finagling at the back end of the the playoff structure there. So keep an eye on that one. I think. Is. A good thought on this when I don't remember what it was now. Oh fantasy wise fantasy. Wise. Okay. We'll take the weekly to the daily the application here. At a team that was in last place until about a week ago. It has a chance of finishing in second place at this point. Okay. This is how this is how absurd standings are make sure you monitor those categories and specifically there are usually three ratio categories or average categories in a traditional rotor league. Make sure you know what do you have to protect them or can you go ahead and risk them? So on that team I could risk them I was leading both ratios by. So I'm loading up on volume and that means I'm going to go with those starters and lean on matchups. I'm GonNa Take Jose Urania even though I wouldn't normally the other week I take a chance on Tuesday because why not I'm going for volume I need I need innings, I need wins. It. Fair. I believe where I'm playing Kyle relief because I need volume and he's got to road starts and I have another league where I just I would never consider that because the Iranian whipper so important. So you know I guess it depends and then I have one team where I feel like all my starters in the American League and they're on playoff teams. So like I'm pretty sure that like beepers not pitching this coming weekend. and. I don't know yet if our NOLA is but I think the phillies are going to need to play against Tampa Bay this coming weekend. So I guess you will but probably not against Tampa best player. So I. Guess work I know Let's get to some of the news. Now I'm sure we'll have some more advice will get to start. If you WANNA play Austin both. To, Star Guy from Tuesday to Sunday be my guest but there's a lot of risk in Iran with. That is that and that is exactly one of the guys I had to look at Intel wars where I think that's the only team left where I have them rostered, and that's just because it's a twelve team and won't me and I thought about it. Do you start him with two starts and if you need volume desperate things Can create some strange lineups. I. Didn't put him in ultimately wait no dinner at the last second I don't think I did a look. Tristen doesn't even know what he did because he's already won the league. Brief news item in there mostly for next season well known I are not not so much. He may not play. This week is a shoulder problem. I wrote about him on Mondays blog and said he's a second round pick, which is nothing that bad part of it not because I'm worried about I'm not bouncing back in batting average home runs RBI. I gotTa take a guy runs I think with your first pick to some degree. You know we've had this argument before on Trout but at least he could still double the debate Sarah not can't do that. So miano and Freddy Freeman end up around to not because they're not great that I'm worried but because they don't steal. That affair thing or is it? You think I'm just being ridiculous? Not, necessarily I missed the steals guy looking vote and I did start them by the way. Who's the steals guy. Well I mean I just noted that like trae Turner is going in round one because he's a homerun strike. You mentioned the that's so it's true turner versus these two I do lean to the steals guy. I mean, we got an absurd thought. Well said trout, but like I don't WanNa get into that debate again. But the point is like dotto I think he'll be fine for twenty twenty one unless he's not playing the rockies and then that's a whole different obvious right there Yup Under, there's a good chance that you're going to get those two guys into the back end of the first round but I mean, we're probably looking deeper than ten team lakes. I don't think our now does the first round pick next year. I don't either at least the way things stand right now but. Justin. Verlander decided over the weekend that he is going to Tommy John? Surgery. Whereas arm decided it and in breaking news right before a show today. Ken Giles. TORONTO. Also needs Tommy John obviously differ year you can't keep early entering identity league anymore. He's not going to pitch at all twenty twenty one. What do you think Evanston to twenty? Twenty, two, I guess a really deep league. You might think about what am I gonNa do just Pearland or? Is there any way you can see Berliner being a top thirty starting pitcher in twenty, twenty, two US really looking for ahead but I'm curious what you thought. I see a path to it. I'm not going to invest at that level. I think the odds aren't especially great. He'll be thirty nine years old I think if there's any kind of competitor who could work his way back he has remade himself a couple of times throughout his career. Yeah it could happen but we're we're we're touting the high end recovery and I. I mean you you don't see it happening. Do You Know. I. Don't I don't even know where he is that seems like the kind of thing the Phillies do throw a guy twenty, five, million at one year when he's thirty years old and see what happens. He's not going to be on Houston probably, and a lot of players aren't going to be with Huston and we don't have enough time to get fully into that. But man, the ass might look a whole lot different next year like four swirly might have to be in the rotation and Iran Toro might be there leftfielder in with Kyle Tucker and right I. Mean they're losing players and I I don't think Burland lander would be with them but. I don't like man if we're still doing this in the spring, twenty, twenty, two men, I'm not going to bet against earlier throwing a hundred and seventy-five really good innings just maybe the dodgers. traff them that way you know you're not I'm not. You're not right. Now. And then We're in the drought. Give me the number it delegates look. Let's be relatively optimistic. Give me the number where you're. Around fifteen hundred zero. So we. Need a forty five starter. Yea, I guess. So I think that's fair. Five all right. That's the news because we WANNA get to a lot of other stuff on today's show. I mean who knows who is Toronto's closer next season? It's obvious giles and I think he's afraid in any way, right? So. You know he may not have been there. Anyway I mean Jordan Ramona's the like the guy we keep talking about but. I can't even guess who have these teams go with closers for next year I guess is our closer report closed carousel I mean you WanNa sing that song I don't even know where we go with this. Duty. It's a good question. TORONTO. Is Trauma team that that is trending upwards. It's a good question. What Toronto does it closer next year? They buy one they. They give Blake. Drinan. Three years and fifty million somebody is giving blake training three year contract. I. I would rather Ramana in the role I'm telling you if it was me. I'd go with. Romano. Deletes also. I would probably add a couple of relievers on the cheap. Behind them. So I added I add trial in keep relief today it's a deep keeper League keep twelve and people probably looking at me like what are you nuts? He's closing somewhere next year I can make fifteen teams right now that might give him a three year contract and he's here's an example I don't know who else free agents are but. I mean Philadelphia they would obviously overspend closer I mean. I don't know this I am just saying in these has finally this season in a keeper league to your list of free agents said find anybody that could possibly be a keeper. Thank. Thank. Their situation would change by next February farce worthy who I just mentioned. If he's in Houston's rotation, you can you can make a case for him as a keep in deeply especially in l. only wherever trying signs he's probably closing you know. So just think about things like that I drop Tony Watson in a league he's pitched once in the thirteen days. Stephan Crichton of Arizona as you had mentioned on a couple of shows earlier, clearly Arizona's closer now good for you Daniel Barb will save on Sunday or try to and Michael. Givens ended up getting the save But I think Bart is through your closer for this week Greg Holland is Kansas City's closer I don't think the angels win less angels even had a sage I say like I'm not bothering with Matt Andries I, just pick up a guy with get a Lotta strikeouts I'll. The. Angels. Guy, if you must hit your wagging somebody Mike Liars. You think it's might mayor. Mike. Myers whatever. Wait guy from Halloween. Mike Myers that's the lefty. The Yankees had way back when. I don't know maybe. At any. Rate. Didn't miss that I. Know it that was before we started taping I brought the Halloween stuff. All right. off the rails already. I know that I care about the angels bullpen but have you seen what mayors Myers is done lately he's actually been very effective for them over the past month or so I I have seen with what he has done He's he seems like more of a multi inning guide maybe not. Yeah. But yes he's pitched. Well, that's what I'm saying even if he's not there closer, just pick up a guy who's getting, you know a forty percent k rate shows over over you know like not cry. But that's the problem. There are leagues you've got the Eighth Place Team has twelve saves and the second place team has twenty two saves. I I added Hector Harrison a league this week and I'm affiliates fan and I still added Hector Narus because they play Washington a four game series in Tampa nothing to play for and I'm thinking he's getting two or three days and frankly since he's only these relievers left in their bullpen. Literally every day. So I I can't believe I added actor nearest when I know what actress is but it's a heck Narus type of season when it comes to bullpens enough of the closers time for the Combo meals now we had a bunch of since last show looks like Manny Machado and Salvador Perez, of course why wouldn't royals cash? Paraiso of all players knee surgery and he's stealing bases. Leading Taveras and Randy rose arena, and then we'll Myers still doing it and George Springer who might not be doing used next year. We'll Myers I know like we discussed a little bit as only hitting lefties this season but by season Nice bounceback season helping first place date will not. You know the padres into the playoffs Leona taveras somebody picked him up in one of my league one of my keeper leagues and I thought that's interesting. When you do that you likely to various these, he could be the Texas Rangers. Center. Fielder and leadoff hitter next year is twenty two right now stole. He stole basis in the minors. He wasn't like a fifty steel guy, and he was certainly wasn't a good percentage based dealer not at all but. I don't know that interesting the Yuliana Cabrera's. It doesn't exciting. I look I'm I'm no. I'm going to go back to your point, which is very relevant that you play in the League format. You're talking about the twelve keepers and have a long time and you and I both know yeah absolutely. No roster spot whatsoever on your team should be wasted on somebody who can't be carried over twenty twenty one once. You get to that point where you can lock in those roster spots just to have have darts thrown for next year. You know yeah, and he is one of them he is playing and as you said, he could ever role for them what you don't want to do. Okay in deep keep reliigous say Oh, here on white twelve and you're saying it in September and. Tommy John in January another blows out his knee in February and then you're to short have like twenty potential keepers and you can always trade to somebody else who doesn't have enough. But whether you're keeper keep is three or twelve. Always be building up your bench even if you're out of it right now. If you don't have, let's put it this way for a twelve team keeper. If you don't have at least fifteen guys who are candidates at the beginning of spring training next year yet did it wrong and I'll I'll. Go the other direction on the thing you mentioned about Blake tron stashing him. I'd say there's a ninety plus percent chance. You're not keeping him for next year, but you need to have him right now. Why would you? WanNa have. Why would you rather I'm trying to think of a good example who could have their? Why would you WANNA have? Rohan Wick instead of him. Trying to probably anti wake. I think that's fair. The Way Road Wick Art in one of our Civil Leagues has oh twenty, two year A. And the guy who has I think listen to this show when he walks his dog when his dog does business enough and Rohan Wick is GonNa be in the playoffs in our Sim League about that. You know anyway that had nothing to do with anything. All right. Let's take a look at the to start pitchers. Well, let's take a look at all the starting pitchers for the next couple of days. The guys that are starting on Tuesday could start again Saturday or Sunday we mentioned awesome both sick of talking backers I might have lost labor now because of the Iran with is going to be my. Problem. In in that League, I'm now like basically eight starters and Tony Watson who never pitches I have a shot but so to six other teams you mentioned Iran. Yeah. He's pitching Cole Hamels supposedly on Tuesday. This is all fluid is pin has a double header by the way Garrett Cole Channel. ROARK. This should be cold last outing of the regular season and then the nightcap Frank Frankie months acid dustin may and we would assume that neither of them are to start pitchers because why would oakland dodgers risks that but Oakland? Weird though Oakland's at very weird spot for the playoffs. Why well, why would they risk montage on Saturday Sunday when he might have to pitch Tuesday or Wednesday because They look at Montas one of their. Three yeah. I don't I. Don't know that he's going to qualify for that I mean Lazardo to me seems like a lot but they're also talking about. Three other montage included options depending on who they play. It's a little unclear who the three are. All right. Well, let's get to some brady singer of the Kansas. City royals might be available in your league supposedly Saint Louis than I assume he's pitching Sunday as well. Good. Yeah. That's a good match up there. So Brady Singer looks like a good to start guy for people wondering about that but you. Would agree. Seth Lugo against Tampa Bay, and then I, don't know where he pitches on Sunday but. And they're. They're done. They were done a month ago and Who knows it even play one? So when trae Turner over the weekend so yeah, I'm wrong as they. Go after his recent performance. You mean, the one where the phillies sit home runs on three consecutive batters in the first inning. Yeah. Something like that figured you might remember it. Well, it dawned on me while he was doing that that maybe he's hurt because he had not pitched that poorly time for that. So I do want to see what he does this outing but. If you're talking to star guys I mean, I'm not using tenor rock this week for sure so. Not and make two starts, they could be a six man rotation. Frame Rail Days that Seattle? When I would assume gets another shot maybe over the weekend a beyond. Being A Texas. Doesn't hit so I was looking at Texas his hitters. Anybody batting over like two fifty that's donald season. Yeah. There are a little bit of a mess right now. Joey we still a pretty good hitter. Batting average is not the strength if you WANNA. Use that measure. I. Mean I saw somebody on twitter recommending Smiley. He's facing the era no our Nado less rockies at home. And he's east striking people out and then his next outing I don't know I mean San. Francisco's obviously trying to win. So drew smile or probably pitch. You know Sunday Saturday Sunday as well. One thing on that is that they have not locked in drew smiley on Tuesday that's who it's likely going to be, and by my own projections, it's likely he is going to pitch the Sunday game against San Diego and I'm with you that I do think he's worth the role of the dice, but that's a risky. Second. Start. And I'll say this about San Diego this weekend and the dodgers never the team they don't have forty man active rosters it's twenty eight. So San Diego has to play some people. This weekend. They can't just sit everybody like the dodgers would've done last year when they had a huge lead. I can't find a Tuesday's or any other to start guys that are not fit. That did not pitch Monday after our show that you would recommend like. King Act Again, a Baltimore don't really want to do that. You know. Among, the a come on I've seen enough there. The ones we haven't recommended. Okay to wreak screwball Detroit yet you. Got Good got good grades. I don't know that he's going to pitch deeply enough into the games. We mentioned singer A. Hamilton don't think making the second start eight. Good because the economy. EAKINS like amid grade guy for the to starts the one I did throw a dart at as nick for the Red Sox. trysted why? Because you have to take volume you need volume in that league I needed volume. You took a veteran leak. Desperate. Times. I I have. You're judging team. You don't even know the standings alibi of era and whip to burn and I mean I literally have enough to burn he could. Keep them into twenty runs without getting an out I am not in jeopardy of blowing my era. They probably won't do that. Now. They, want but you know what? I should be fair I mean I've seen enough indicative of maybe he's this year's pitching version of JAKE LAMB and throws to great games or Boston who thought jake lamb was going to and fro I. You. Know. If Nick PA- VADA throws six no hit innings against Baltimore host, the next show and I. Don't hosting punishment wouldn't it come on? I realize as soon as I said it, you don't want us the show. You would much rather be in the you're in now. Waiting. For the other one is Ronaldo Lopez. I know I know up. You asked me for start guy you're right. You're I. Did I ask You a question and I get an answer. Wednesday ESPN. Two apparently has the battle. Missouri Carlos Martinez. Danny. Duffy. Guests Duffy. He's got a you know good strikeout rate this year I don't want to go near. Carlos. Martinez. I'll on these guys I don't really want to either. But if you need somebody you know call call the name Lucas. Alito. against. Zach police acne those guys are hitching a second time this week that's on ESPN plus early little bit earlier in the day Zach Kathleen Washington good luck he should do well but you know who knows that he went the distance seven innings high in Berea she pitched okay. Who knows who San Diego have in their lineup or is not a big K guy I would say on that but desperate. who else do not use Stephen? Mats. That can't go. I would've. Nick. It's even Matt's right. Exactly. That's my point. You're going to have to do some weird things and that's activating. That's not going to be one of them for me. No No. No. I agree with that. Let's along now to the alphabet talk for twenty twenty I wanNA throw you one more rotation because I think this is important. The reds crazy four-star for starters strategy. What do you think? I don't think it's crazy. That's what trevor bowers been demanding. He's gonNA bring along Luis Castillo and sunny gray for the ride then. I don't think Sunny Grays GonNa do it but you know what? If you'RE CINCINNATI? Okay. Like first of all, I don't think Sony Gray is blowing at his arm if he has to have one outing on three days rest I personally don't I know a lot of people who think I'd one hundred pitches to take a pitcher out and nobody ever goes on three days rest. But I, just don't believe that I think every pitchers arms a little bit different. I think our you know about the bear. The bear comes out to bite off and on one hundred pitches and you know Brian Snickers out there in one hundred, they make sure his guys adv game and every other manager because they're afraid of losing their jobs not because even believe that next week can't go to one hundred, five pitches because they're like this is what everybody does now a and it's wrong. You know early enter could handle more than one hundred, five pitches per store Trevor Bauer can handle it Lance Lynn can handle it I can need twenty other guys can handle this but. This is what mostly happens. I just raise it because I think it's interesting that could be the team that does a real favor in terms of starting pitching volume to fantasy managers. Look I'm very concerned that the phillies missed the playoffs not so much because of what they do, they could go four and three and still visit neca Cincinnati St Louis Miami San Francisco could all do better? Saint Louis. Has Those has those two games that they could be forced to make up with Detroit. Or do you have an answer to what that means in ESPN leaks? I don't WanNa, put you on the spot here. If you don't know I do not. I have inquired about this and based on them not having been formally announced by Moby we don't have an official answer yet, but I i. do believe there is movement to try to get those included as long as they get scheduled. Let's move schedule out of the outfitter discussing twenty twenty one obviously in Espn Leagues need five of them. I would argue and we have on many show that you're taking the best offensive player not don't worry about positions just take the best offensive players. Surly, you could make a case here the top ten. So this this was a top ten for eighty p this past season trout, geology, Kunia bellinger Mookie Soto, Harper judge, Jd Martinez, and Charlie Blackmon on some of those guys will not be anywhere close to the top ten in two, thousand, twenty, one Martinez I would say judge shouldn't be I don't think Blackman will be but the other guys all will be, let's like seven of the top ten. That will be back in the top ten authors who gets into that group for twenty twenty one I'm wondering. because. That is an interesting question like let's assume jd Martinez now like around five and Aaron Judge I, mean come on people need to get over the head. He's not playing hundred games next year but goes getting into that group is Australia tape probably I would think he'd be one of them. All I wanna where he lands he's going to be another guy who as every year is a borderline top ten outfielder. Lewis Robert Congress would get there. It will love him. I bet he makes it into that. Yeah. That that was that was where I was going to go with it. Was Him. Frankly I, think his own outfield teammate, a lawyer Menez makes a compelling case for it as well. I think it does but I think I would take Robert because he steals basis like, yeah. If you said, if you said to me Louis Robert or Charlie Blackmon I'm taking Robert Because, I think. He'll still more bases and you know who while I mean blackwood should be back in Colorado. But who really knows for sure Lloyd looks like a thirty five homer guy to me I think Eli. You can make the cases the new JD Martinez for terms of like our rankings like right I mean. like it. Because other than maybe not the batting average but. Like a really good player power hitter for the next ten years. Yeah Yeah I like you. Oil. So we all we both agree that Lewis Robert is potential top confederacy outfitter in the rankings next year and beyond what about Kyle Lewis like They're like neck and neck to me in the rookie of the year balloting. So. Why wouldn't Kyle Lewis get the same respect as it because it's Seattle is because he shouldn't be doing this. It's Babette. What is Not as big a base stealer obviously, he's not as an that is a big problem. If I already have some questions about the plate discipline and Lewis has made huge strides in that area. That's why he is broken through. He's still not A. High Grade, plate discipline guy and that threatens his batting average, and if you couple that with the stolen basis, he's behind always Robert for me. All right. So the note writes in here for for twenty twenty, one, they bonafide or Bonifazio we would play the on, but we don't have any any. Rice Bonifazio. Language wasn't are to start with it was. It was it was the prior show but So here are some names and you tell me I guess bonafide or Bonifazio we'll Myers who we just mentioned earlier on the show I don't think he's been running a lot. Of the issue but. If? I. If I got only two stolen bases or one of them came in a Commun- but is a to ninety eight batting average, which is nothing like his career, the power back and it is. It's not all against lefties. He's got a nine thirty three BS against. Righty. So if I told you the next year, we'll Myers at to seventy with twenty five homers and twenty steals crazy. And I think it's crazy. Now I gets its little aggressive but I don't think it's crazy. Are Let's go to Toronto to Oscar Hernandez in Lord escorial would you rather have next season? You didn't bona fide or Bonifazio Myers who's you're you're taking you're taking the positive side. I into seventy I I would say seized more Bonifazio especially now that he's not only still two basis. Is Bonafide. How's that is neither bonafide nor Bonifazio Arco that joke would not have fallen flat if he hadn't gotten cut by the panthers but anyway I digress I think he's back on the panthers now because Christian McCaffrey. I don't if you've got the out for I got. A memo yell. But I can't not onto todd emerge et pre out of the preseason. So he ain't going to be the first guy up. Her. Ronald. TORONTO. Tasker Lords. They're both pretty legit to me I. I like the both I think. I'm going to say that both bonafide. I could. I think, could it thirty five home runs in gory? All I think offers a little bit more rounded upside. But what do you think I? Think that's a good assessment. I am a little scared by Hernandez. You know. Lack of walks and kind of funneling everything power, but he makes it work. Like I could see tasker being like, Jorges solar light forty homers batting to forty. But to me Laura's Korea has a legit shot to hit to ninety and still ten twelve basis. Interesting I liked I liked the light Solaire and it's kind of similar. All right. So Kyle Tucker obviously, he's going to be somewhere Houston's lineup next season. I that might be your top ten guy. I think with Kyle B Account Tucker does Ron. But like. You're not GonNa Project Kyle Tucker hit a buck to sixty though you can't. They'll say why can't you? I probably won't. But why can't he do it? Are you always really twenty. Twenty three, he can't do it. My my point is that she was not your big K batting average risk guy in the minors. So I think there's some improvement that can be made their. Instructor. Is outrageous right now it's like twenty two percents. That's fine. Yeah. I I don't think you'll be ten but I think it'd be a top twenty outfielder I think I would definitely rank them that way I think I'll truckers is definitely a feedback packed all these guys are kyle mentioned Dominic Smith. You Know I love Donny Smith. That's that's twenty five homers to eighty guy I know you think this is crazy trysted but I really want to rank Dominic Smith of Peter. Lonzo. And the reasoning is simple batting average matters and it's not like dominance minutes sending twelve home runs. He's hitting twenty five to thirty home runs next year appeal hitting thirty five. But if there's a difference, fifty batting average points and I think there is I will have Dominic Smith. ICU crazy. It's not their their raw power is not equal. That's the only part of that's crazy. You've been going. Anywhere close in terms of power I. Don't I don't think that's relevant to this conversation we had it. That's why I'm not gonNA. Fight that aggressively I'm. Not Gonna I'M GONNA probably rank lonzo poorly. Like around seven. Okay and to me, Dominic Smith is right there. I might even make a point and Wrexham consecutively with Don one spot ahead I'll just brought a blog about it. January, and say, this is what I think. I think you can make that point I'm going to make that point. So the numbers you have draft wiser wear. Right now I, I would say right now seventh eighth. Round. The reason why allows drops from three to seven or eight is because a batting average? I concerns about that and I told you about it back in January that I did not I took Pete Alonzo to dispersal draft and I regret it right away and actually look back at that dispersal draft to see who I would've taken and there was no better option it's a point. So, it's not like I can look back and say have done something else. What I should have done is I should've traded right away to somebody who didn't believe what I believed, but I was right there's a huge batting average risk anyway I liked Dominic Smith a lot I am going to I'm changing my tune I think it has to put him over Lonzo. I'm looking at the more look at my I can't and I love the Guy I think he's completely bonafide but I I can't make that case. I I see the case you're making I just can't do it. The hard contact rate is just not quite good enough. The fly ball rate is just not quite high enough. There isn't that elite ceiling there. That's that's the only hesitation with Dominic, Smith. So, whitmire afield is the number to outfitter on the player. More. So as soon as the number five Michael Conforto number six. We haven't even Trent Grisham number twelve. We haven't even mentioned these guys as possible top ten outfitters like what more does Marcel Zone I mean he shouldn't be hitting three twelve next year but. What if he does? That with his power. You know what? I mean we just talked about PD Lonzo Marcel Zona is better than Alonzo if he kids three hundred. A soon as a little like the power oriented version of Sterling, Martin, never gets enough credit of the draft table. I think it's likely because a couple of teen changes he was with Miami didn't get enough exposure had the pitching friendly ballparks have always been his home. The other is that he had bumps and bruises and I think that people are are unfairly critical of ozone I. think he spent a consistent top twenty at worst twenty-five outfielder year after year. Or. So you mentioned Joey Galloway earlier in the show and I want to bring him up now because I'm not going anywhere near Joey Gallo next year batting averages the obvious reason one, eighty, seven batting average right now with a million strikeouts and it's now a pitcher friendly ballpark. A. Like how can you? How can you even rank Joey Gallo on your top hundred on the chance that he bats to twenty, you can't. Like I and I love Joey Gallo I can't make that case I. I can't come close to it. Now he does have the hard contact rates that I would like to see from Dominic Smith but you're right and and again he's another injury guy and I think that the fact that injuries have taken something away from over the past calendar year frankly almost a year and a half at this point. Yeah, it's a concern. I think going into next season I'm GONNA adopt little different philosophy. Look. I was never drafting players like Joey. Gallo to start with. But. If you're if you're going to bat to forty you better still some basis and hit for power. And if you're not giving the batting average and not giving me stolen basis I don't think I'll draft you at. I need a well rounded hitter. Now there's there are hitters out there that do that do for categories. But you can't kill. Me Can't get zero and steals and you can't give me a awful batting averages at to ten career hitter. No good by Gallo is a Nice Guy Yup, a non traditional Rodeo guy. You want them in the leagues that are not traditional Rodeo right and we we keep talking about everything we've done on today's show is Rodeo points, which sounds silly since points is our standard league now but. Go different in points league and you should know that if you're an appoints league, you don't care about Cameron of points that you care about strikeouts but Joey Gallo and Hoskins have immense value in points leaks in rotor weeks there heartache. Best yes. That's a fair one in Gallup's case. By the way, he's not even all that appealing in the poet's leagues. I'm talking about the sabermetrics. The leagues that don't realize for the case I have a points league like that. Love Them. There don't like him in traditional Rodeo. I want to ask you what you think of Roman speaking of batting. Ramon Laureano was one of my huge favorites heading into the twenty twenty season Yelich twenty, five homers. Last year we still bases he batted two, eighty something he didn't deserved about two eighty something because he didn't walk. To strike is a little flimsy but right now he's betting to ten. And he's not running and he's not eating for power and he looks hurt. What are you doing with him as even top fifty outfitter next year. I think. So yes, it as long as the winter gives us positive. Health updates on them understand that a lot of players get reported for minor surgeries at the very beginning of the off season I expect we're GonNa see that with a good handful dozen, two dozen players, and then we're GonNa have to react accordingly to that. Let's assume Laureano is healthy enough to be a regular he has the glove to drive playing time should probably capture a decent lineup spot the team knows how to maximize its matchups he does wocka decent amount and he can feel the categories but we've got to see him run you're right that thing that bothers me the most is the fact that he didn't run this year one stolen base come on. Our. Let me ask you a couple of either this guy or that guy questions sure Byron Buxton or Clint Frazier. I think. I. have to go with Boxton. Why why do you because I'm not? GonNa play. Today I know he's GonNa play if he's healthy is going to. Give me the over under on as for next. season. It's not five hundred. Four hundred, four, hundred, four, twenty-five. Include Fraser's the Yankee everyday left fielder. You may not run, but I had enough of Byron Buxton I know he's been hitting for power lately but he's probably the Yankee leftfielder by the way, we want to criticize the injury history of Byron Buxton. We should be throwing Clinton Frazier under the bus. Okay Yeah I guess that's that's something you can say. I can. I can make a compelling case and Change Your Mind One hundred times during the off season on these two that that's a good choice between a good contrast. what else do I WANNA do here to more outfitters that make sense or kind of art in have. But I'm not sure. I can't compare because I I like him and I think you do too. But all right. So they're they're actually pretty even the player in hamper George Springer, you have to say springer but you have to. Yet. Do you have to? You probably do because Springer's going to lockdown on every everyday high in the order if not leadoff role somewhere. I agree with you but I do want to I can't take I can't take up over springer but I could have over Andrew mccutchen does this deal Oh, that yeah I think hap- is going to be happy probably gonNA drafted pretty well, and if he's not then we're going to be singing his praises as a value for next what a pair of twins, Max Keppler Eddie Rosario Kepler's at a terrible year. and. He has a very disappointing in fact I'd. Probably Lean Rosario there mainly because I did before this year and have for a while. A couple of minutes and you might think I'm crazy. But Jd Davis versus. Jeff macneil. Jeff McNeil's bad. Not Bad three hundred. Then he's not what you want and he is batting three hundred but the home only four home runs zero stole Mesa's he's not hang its top of the lineup. Jd Davis is a legit I. THINK JD Dave's my hit thirty home runs next year. Now, he's not showing that now he only has six but. Now. McNeil I man I'm Kinda fading McNeil Right now. I I like where you're going with a thirty home or potential for Davis I think the raw power is in that bad problems fifty seven percent ground ball rate the Syria to thirty five percent hard hit rate those have got to improve and and not throwing those to lock them in at those for twenty twenty one I think he can improve, but he he has to step them up by. Well cut ten percent off the ground ball rate at at least ten percent of the heart rate I think he could do it. For a soil layer or Fran mill race. Oh. That's a good one. A. Race. Pro Is it Just a spiderman mean pointing at each other. Exact thing. I like you can. Put them right with Pita Lonzo couldn't you? Know three spider-man's you're going to answer them Chris Gimme, Peter Lonzo's numbers in twenty twenty one. You're on an island here. Am I Well. I'm just saying like unless you think you sit through sixty. I think he's more likely to thirty. Alonzo's going to to forty, five, thirty, eight, thirty, nine, hundred, thirty, thirty, nine numbers next year. All right. So that's not worth what we. Basically Chris Davis of. Oakland. Territory last couple of years. If, Oakland was a sixty seventy guy at the draft table and rightfully so yet but I would argue that things have changed. Now you have to steal some basis and you have to protect batting average. Why have things steals are down across the League? Why are you going to throw a premium and a guy gives you twenty if he doesn't provide anything else I would be I'm not I'm putting priority on a guy who steals basis does everything else I'm taking those guys I'm taking? Wait before players. Tristan whitmire afield went in the same round as Chris, Davis two years ago. That's ridiculous today ridiculous. I won't do it anymore. I get it. Look what mayor field is a total whiff on my part for this year. I I understand that but again like where where are these these multi categories superstar you're talking about there aren't that many of them Know what I'm saying is that even if you're stealing twelve bases now that's worth taking your couple rounds earlier than Fran will raise types who only have pound help you anywhere else? Yeah. Absolutely. But I mean I I wouldn't be. I wouldn't be singing the praises considerably better picks. That's all a lot. For. You. Final One judge stand. What are you doing there? I would probably still take judge I don't feel good about either. One of them get at this point can we even given over under of one hundred for either one of them? Overall ranking, you're not putting judging. No No, no, no no. A one. Hundred game played over under for next year. Isn't it does not. Of course not and frankly if if we don't think either playing one hundred games, why are we making them in the top one hundred? Anymore I'm not sure we should. We should. Spring Kyle back in because we got Trivia and we got the Hash browns. Kyle. Why are we ranking judges standing atop hundred anymore we shouldn't. Yano I don't think you should but I, think you're kinda overlooking the point that when they missed games like you do have replacement by what's not nothing there but. If you often be credited to them. It's not their credit that they miss games and go into DL. So we get to replace them. It doesn't work that way. Not, zero dollars. Switzerland guys, 'cause you're both right here. But Kyle, the part that that over rates is that these are players who have bumps and bruises and all disappear on Tuesday and give you five days of Zeros. BIRT's. Hurts more than being in. That's the danger and people applying the replacement stats to the absences of the other players that works somebody goes on the I. L.. Consecutive days. James. But it but when you have jt real mood been sitting and ruining to my teams for the past week. I got real Muto in L. Labor is going to. A significant amount of two leagues I can tell you. Just him. Yeah, no I I I hear you are a car. What's the Trivia we got today you have some tricky. We're talking versatile players will go with that. Trevor Story would be looking at a twenty twenty season this year under four hundred at Bats I want you to name for me the two players that have done that this. Millennium Scott. Mark Twenty twenty and they finished the season with under four hundred at bats. That's been done. I I. Guess to that. There's there's an obvious name who should be mentioned but we'll. Get to that after we get the Hash browns Gary wants, Uber rank these three for six by six head-to-head Dynasty League Vlad you in free. Vlad Guerrero who disappointed as yet. Again, you darvish who had a monster season I don't think it when the CY young but he came close. Although who's GonNa. Win It to gram how court Burns Trevor Bauer could win it. Max freed you loved all along and you were right. I still think Vlad goes number one here. But. Obviously, we have to reassess our opinion of junior don't. Know. Why we don't. He's going to be great. He's GonNa be great but like it, this can't be outscored and waiting five years either like I need I need to see something next year. I would like to see something next year as well. I'm with you on that but even then I'm not sure that it's time to write him off I. Think There's great now saying that. Look we're going to rank Yu Darvish in our top ten next year for starting pitchers, and we're going to have Max Fredin our top twenty. So we're taking Vlad over the two of them in a dynasty is not darvish his old. Saying something. In Dynasty and I don't know the full structure of this league and it's six by six, which is not giving. Glad. That much. It's not Vlad here. It's Darvish. I dancers, stars, I don't I. think that's the wrong answer I. Think it is still Vlad Tristan. If we're ranking darvish is a top ten starting pitcher. Aren't you are we? Why wouldn't we? He probably is but it's nine or cast the be why has to be? I can't name ten starting pitchers. I'm going to rank over doors just can't do it anymore at the top. You that again, I probably can't find ten either but he's thirty four. He's I mean. Old. He's thirty or he has one year of two hundred innings. He has three Let's see out of the past six years. I know I thought he was more like thirty one. Okay. All right. So glad it's the dynasty part that makes me be thorough here. I flat I freed or darvish in dentistry. I want to win now but like free is. A great season for free. It's going to give you I. I'm taking the volume of I I see the case. For going for now, but it's gotta be Vlad Free You. Next Year. Yeah. Yeah I I I didn't realize was that old but you okay. Yeah. Look. If somebody's trying to peddle Vlad junior and a density right now, Gimme all the thank you. I want I I do too Trista but if we're having this conversation next July and he's hitting two thirty with six runs. I I mean he's not. Athletic. Okay. Like I watched play against the phillies this weekend I mean that's that's a bodyman man as a football body. That's an offensive lineman football body. Now, we Cabrera got away with it pools for. Awhile. Vlad looks like he's thirty I mean like I'm not trying to be negative I told month ago I said he was going hall of fame but. He just looks awful. And their doping, he's going to be a designated hitter. He can't even play first base. He's not a first base, fat bothers me they dump them at designated hitter and he does let himself go and I raised that point you and me and gave or discussing that that was the only part that worries me. But in his defense, if you look at the stat cast numbers ten percent addition in hard hit rate this year that's pretty incremental in terms of barrel launch angles down. That's a little bit. Harverson. I'll probably ranked Vlad in round eight or nine next season. But that's a little generous space Faso what he's done. Okay next. Travis Watson thank you guys for another great season and he's Wondering how your view of the pitching landscape has changed from last season. But this season something, we'll go over more on Thursday but to give them a preview gear. I don't think it has. because. I think next year it goes back to what wasn't twenty nineteen right I mean they'll allow pitchers to to throw more. I think bullpens will be a little bit more clarified and. They'll allow people to throw two hundred innings and. I don't think anything that's happened this season for pitch starting pitching. Carries over the next year. Do you agree with that? All right so It looks like an average of sixty era qualifiers over the past three seasons entering this twenty nine hundred at a slight increase at sixty one. Can you tell me I'm in the area qualifiers this year Probably twenty or I was Gonna say how many meetings even qualifies it's it's an inning per team game. You have to throw one, sixty, two over one, sixty, two, sixty would qualify you at the end of the year. Forty nine players. So that's but I also. Don't. Think that carries over next year I I. Don't think it does. We're getting past sixty. I agree with that I don't think pitching volumes are coming back at twenty fourteen and before levels I think they're coming back at two thousand, seventeen to twenty, nine, thousand, nine levels, which is still doubt. Next Dave onto. No Nick Magical has top ten potential with the position anytime down the road. Just gets back to my earlier point No power none like. Get five hundred plate appearances next year and hit a home run. And he won't knock. In. Runs. But. He combat three, thirty next year. With twenty steals. So I don't think I'm going to target him because I'm targeting somebody I. I can't roster somebody who has no power at all like it was like the Billy Hamilton years like. Yeah, he's still basis but. I mean obviously batting average Madrigal's in a league contact guy like ninety percent but. I mean. Can you bet like David Fletcher? Who We've discussed in relation to Madrigal. Matter should have a higher batting average of more steals but. They've no power. It's hard to roster like that. Even if he's Mersal so I'm GONNA say he might end up with the player Raider top ten at second base of the stolen base batting average being so great. But if he's not hitting the top of the lineup and he has no power at all, he can finish next season in five hundred days with like one or run and forty runs batted in. I I you can't stomach that. Yeah. It's a huge huge issue. It's it's kind of Alex Smith Add accepting of the year that are betting younger shit, right. So Magical by the way is in the eighty third percentile in terms of stat casts sprint speed. So pretty decent. There I think that's GonNa feel a lot of his fantasy value at least for next year. I do think he's going to. I. Think he's pretty like about three hundred plus this bugs to fifty one percent ground ball rate twenty percent hard hit rate twenty percent. That is to cut it and says, it's sixteen percent that is downright awful. I think it's GONNA come there'll be a top ten year. I don't know that he has the he's not he doesn't have the Jose altuve. At his peak at least not right now and I'm not so sure I'm in on them next year Eric I'm sure you think you aren't either like I'm the I'm not ready. Yet. No I can name ten second baseman next year. I mean I would take having your room because beater to me is like a twenty home or fifteen steel guy hero for sure. Jake Jake Cronin were next year I mean that's that's a high batting average guy with a little pop I don't know. I I, just? I, like Jonathan Vr watch him over the weekend. Looks Awful. Just terribly been terrible for Toronto I'M NOT GONNA draft guys like down anymore i. benched him in a league this week. Should I know? Next. Question comes from Rossum it's about. Chris, Paddock, Kyle Tucker, and a head to head keeper I. Assume you both Kyle Tucker I wanNa know what you guys think about paddock because I drafted him and he has been awful I need a little better lately but it's been brutal I thought he's GonNa WanNa talk them in the game. I wonder if we rank them in the top twenty season. Now, it's a high year ray. This gets back a little bit of the Barilla's conversation between the other day paddock's strike operating. He's on a good team and it's a good whip in relation to his era and I would bet that his fifth is much. Knows fitness higher than his era so he's earned this high era. In a general sense though you should be keeping a hitter over a pitcher when you can't. Kyle, Tucker has like thirty home twenty steel upside. Will we rank panic in the Who would you rank next year better paddock burritos. Boy. That's a good one. DONALD TRUMP I probably would take pending for I. Think it's panicked but I don't think either makes my top twenty. I don't think either makes the top twenty either. But I will say that I actually think paddock is a buying opportunity I'm looking at the numbers here his fastball has gotten obliterated this year that change up is gratings sky high. This has a lot of Lewis Custodio early career fluctuations. It's screaming steal fluctuations on that. He's GonNa put together that year like steals breakthrough. Would you take paddock Louise Custodian next year because because does not dot gotten done but I'm just saying. I think, I'm more likely to take take addicts that could steal I've already said neither a top twenty. So Custodian has gotten his ear way down to three, zero three and the strike irate is fantastic. What is it about him? Why was he not? Change is not perform like a usually has for custodio. So that's the one that's regressed but having watched that pitch and knowing how well he's performed with it in the three years before that even when he wasn't right with the others I, it's St over paddock still. It's still close. I feel like number twenty, two and panic like twenty five I think it's close I. Think it's the top twenty. I'm more. Maybe when I sit down next do my top twenty rankings he will make it. All right. What's what was the Trivia? Questions impossible. Yes. I wouldn't give you one that is impossible cover story casing toward twenty twenty season in under four hundred bats I want you to name me the last two players do that if season both of communist millennium. Yeah. You have an obvious guess what is it I do he's probably wrong but I I would swear that this is the screams grady sizemore I was gonNA say. I like the idea you're on the right path as far as an injury prone guy that can do a little bit of everything. Yeah. But no. More. Than One of I had a list I have listed my head of guys who were like twenty twenty guys who never who mistime sizemore is on that list I have Jason. Worth on that list. I know he had a year like that I don't know that it got the twelve right but I don't mind. Jason Worth Gus. How about I was thinking. This might sound crazy but I was thinking of his father Monte. Bingo that's one of. You. Why? He was thirty thirty Guy Mistime. My camera take guys are Mike Cameron wasn't when I was GONNA Guess Yeah. I thought for sure when Tristan said, he had an easy one. You'd get the guy you guys have missed and I thought no way you get. Realm was what year? Two thousand the other guys two, thousand, thirteen. A recent. Not Ryan Braun. Not, Ryan Ron. I am having trouble even coming up with two thousand thirteen. You gotTa give us a hint Oh. Wait what? Lefty outfield that gets Alex Rio software list. I have so much Alexandria. Back. Yeah, I did too. Lefty power speed. Guy. Who? Miss. Time. I. He has no bad. This year he played appeared in forty five games last year cargo. Cargo witted course. Carlos online you still basis. Way. You used to be a dealer to some different. REASONS IN A row. I kind of look up Jason Work Because I could've sworn he had a year like he saw. Yeah. You got really close. Didn't he? He had a twenty four or twenty steel year with four, hundred, eighteen at bats. Those eighteen beds at the end the go over the proud it. All. Come on Kyle a question like that because noise. He is the gas rate question style. You really do, which is not to imply that the other person on the show doesn't but you I love your trivia questions. We are done for today an hour show, but who cares it's off hours at anyway thank you so much for listening to our little podcast the fancy focus baseball season, we really do appreciate you doing so and we only have a couple more left the next one we will record rethink on Wednesday afternoon slash night for distribution on Thursday for Kyle who gives great trivia questions for Tristan Winning Leagues. I. Am Eric Please have an awesome couple of days.

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The Lumiere brothers, Louise Brooks, and The Humorous Rollerskater

"This is an A._B._C. podcast. The first film is a made shows a group of workers mainly women streaming out of a factory factory at the end of the day it's eighteen ninety five so they wearing long skirts and be hats and they laughing and waving to one another a dog wanders into the frame frame and back out again a man wearing Boda gets on a bicycle and rides off. Nothing much happens in this forty five seconds but the whole thing is extraordinary ordinary. It's the birth of cinema the out form that changed the way we saw ourselves and went on to dominate the twentieth century Dominic Smith it is a novelist and his new book. The Electric Hotel Dell's into the world of early Cinema Dominic has spent many happy hours in the dock watching silent films everywhere away from university basements to Baroque Italian theaters. I dominic tell me who made that first film the One of the workers leaving the factory so these two two French brothers the Lumiere Brothers <hes> August and Louis basically they <hes> their father had seen in Edison peepshow at a kind of worlds exhibition and he came back to them and said you know I just saw this incredible invention but if you can find a way to break down on the peephole aspect of it and projected this is going to kind of change everything tell me more about innocence pap- Shar so basically it was like a it was cool to kinetic scope <hes> and you put in a coin and you turned hand crank and there was a viewfinder and you look down into the viewfinder and there was a a kind of a real that would be progressed at you know whatever your you handwrite was on the crane. It's just one person at a time so it wasn't really cinema as we we know it but it did kind of precede the invention by the Lumiere brothers and so they invent this thing called a cinematic graph which is a totally different current approach to solving the same problem <hes> of projecting images and essentially doubled as both a projector and a camera and so leading up to that first exhibition in eighteen ninety five and then some 1896 they went out and they just made a whole bunch of kind of slice of life. <hes> you know the recalled actualities so you saw not only the image of people leaving the factory at the end of a day also saw things like August lumieres baby <hes> daughter eating breakfast right. I mean it was hardly like captivating narrative but people were entranced by since the ten of these short forty five second reels that role all shown in a in a Paris hotel basement so this is the first showing this is the first showing now they had kind of it was almost like a preview that what happened to members of a photographic society and in the novel I kind of dramatized that and have clawed ballard the protagonist go to that but in real life their first public public exhibition was in the winter of eighteen ninety five where they show. I think there's maybe twenty people in the audience these ten reels and there's people are electrified by them. <hes> <hes> for for complicated reasons but the you know the if I could distill it down to one thing. It's basically that what they see on the screen is a transcript of of real life and it's totally mesmerizing. What's come before? Is You know there have been magic. Lantern shows where you can have a a an image repeated on a screen. You've had you know you can put a photograph on wall but to see you know a woman and four boys running out along appear and jumping into the ocean and to see all the little the ripples on the waves and the believes fluttering in the trees that was totally new not to mention a train coming into a station that made people literally jumped out of their seats and get on the floor they had no perceptual preparation Shen for that kind of experience and so it was totally new and George Melly who is like the photographer and the guy who's kind of popularized the rise in the Hugo movie <hes> was in that first audience and he has a quote about just basically when these reels were over people were to silent. They didn't know they didn't you know what they've just seen but they knew that everything was different. Why would the film social so a lot of that has to do with the technical? How many feet of film you could hold on the spooling mechanism that was on the cinematic graph later they obviously worked out how to splice film and have bigger magazines on the cameras but those early ones they were pretty crude and it was just basically one continuous stretch of celluloid and that was about what you could fit on there and it's almost the same mechanism I think the the Leumi as took inspiration from their mother's sewing machine cranking stuff and this was one of the early problems of films like how do you propel the film at a constant instant rate but things are actually moving inside the camera <hes> at different speeds so you have to have this way in which the frames of moving in front of the source of illumination nomination but you're not kind of overstretching and putting too much tension on the film on the back end and so <hes> they created a mechanism where there's some slack that's taken up that pull the frame in front of the lamp at just the right kind of moment? What kind of relationship did the Leumi brothers have with one another with a both inventors they were? I mean I mean they're interesting right. So I went to the Lumiere Child you know that their childhood home and which is now museum in Leon and you could tell that they were they. We're not only famous there were very wealthy and that's because they owned a photographic plate business in Leon that was the family business and in fact that first movie of workers leaving at the end of the day was taken at their factory and so I got to kind of stand in the place where the very first movie was made which was obviously hallowed ground but they had a very you know one one. was you know more kind of business manager type. The other one was more the inventor <hes> and that had a very very symbiotic relationship but there's one image that really stays with me in the Lumiere home. which is this picture and I think it's Louis Lumiere? You're in a winter scene outside the family mansion and he's walking a pet lion and when I saw that I I just I couldn't I couldn't wrap my head around what what does this mean. There's something about it that made me think they were kind of living like the kings of hip hop in eighteen nineties. Yeah I knew that they had this like imported pet lion exactly so you know they had a very very kind of interesting world that they created in Leon and they were not they were not Parisian's. They were outside. How did they try to turn this new invention into a commercial social enterprise? You also interestingly if you look at that side by side with Edison it's kind of a lesson in cultural approaches right because what the Lumiere brothers do is that you after the success of this first exhibition they go out and they hire about two dozen concession agents to travel the world evangelizing their invention so the cinematic autograph for members both camera and projector which means that they're concession agents as they're traveling not only show iconic sites of Europe but they also get to make make films of the local attractions and show them to the people that they're interacting with and so it becomes this kind of mission to evangelize but actually the copyrights the patents on their mechanisms <hes> we're not really well thought out or well protected and so very quickly there is like twenty different different versions of a cinematograph in the U._k.. And other places whereas what Edison did is he had more or less invented the Connecticut scope but he quickly realized when he saw the Lumiere invention like okay. That's that's what the future is going to be like. It's going to be this communal cinematic experience so he found found a way to bring in some pieces of the puzzle that he didn't own but he bought the rights to and then he developed the Vita scope and the Vita scope was kind kind of the warring apparatus right next to the cinematic over time. What you see is that Edison becomes very very savvy? That's one way to look at <hes> about protecting his cinematic turf and Lumieres are a little bit oblivious. <hes> you know there's a famous misquote by Louis Lumiere that cinema is an invention without a future and if you know one of the two brothers who invents the machine says that it it kind of gives you an idea that they thought that this would be an interesting flash in the PAN so more like a novelty and ongoing out form this when they went with sending the Lumiere brothers were sending <music> out these concession agents how far around the world they try those incredible so they sent them to America South America Cuba <hes> Mexico China India and Australia and they would have been bringing back the first images that that people who hadn't travelled ever seen those the many times I mean often they'd seen daguerreotype photographs but certainly they were seeing in most cases. <hes> you know the first moving the images that you know that they're encountering that for the first time and so they had this kind of zeal about bringing the message inch of of cinema which was a visual message and taking it to into the far corners of of the world we would they show the cinema fell there would often be in assembly holes. There'd be in commercial. You know in hotels that had you know auditoriums. They would rent space. I mean <hes> Murray assess Ta. Hey the concession agent that came to a stray. He actually set up. You know a short term cinema in Pitt Street <hes> right opposite city tattersalls club club where basically he rented a space and he and his business partner showed <hes> lumieres style reels out of this. You know the business for about six months incredible we did. I mean they're still kind of write ups in. I think the Sydney Morning Herald and some other places when people were totally mesmerized out at the same time that the lumieres doing this Edison is also sending <hes> agents overseas and so in Pitt Street there are actually actually there was like an Edison projector place where you could see both Vita scope projected reels as well as the Kinetico peep shows and then you know half a block later you have <hes> the Lumiere thing was called Salon Lumiere and that was actually salone lumiere was really considered a strays. I cinema even temporary the terms of cinema as we know it that was that was where it started. Does it have any of the things that we assume only cinema had had like you know nice seats and popcorn. It's hard to know actually <hes> they weren't a lot of descriptions of like what the it was actually like inside was mostly just about the reels but but what concessions were part of the early cinematic experience because it had kind of evolves through the Vaudeville tradition <hes> especially especially in America and so there are certainly you know I don't know if it was popcorn or kettle corn or whatever but there are things people were serious about making money from you you while you were there and in fact nothing's Chang absolutely nothing has changed and there was you know I think there's coverage of people lining up outside and they would just show continuous it would the thirty minute show of multiple reels people would leave and the others would enter and we'll just go all day <hes> an into the night and thousands upon on Australia was always in their plans or you know Barnett convinced them to come to Australia but late in eighteen ninety six they will come back and and they set up shop shop as it were in Sydney. As far as we know the very first film that was made was I think the French title is putting grotesque but basically it was like a it was the tradition of burlesque roller skating now it sounds it sounds Raunchy then it is it's it's not actually burlesque burlesque as we think of it. This was essentially a man street performer <hes> typically on roller skates dressed <hes> in a big overcoat and a funny hat and smoking a cigar and maybe a little bit of face paint and the first film is this gentleman <hes> skating around in a circle with a crowd around him in Prince Alfred Park and there's a kind of the gag of the forty five second real is that he has a big white hand painted on his bum right and so as he does these contributed to the origins well then they also go and film the Melbourne Cup between those two things that is kind of the burlesque rollerskating. which is my new favorite? What kind of reaction did that one have people so so okay so that one is really interesting? Even though it was the strays first film it was not shown in a stray till nearly a century later well. This film was shipped back to Liane. It was shown only on and then it kind of disappears. I don't know that you could call it a lost film but basically it reemerges in the nineteen sixties in Hungarian Aryan Film Archive and there's you know some I want to say a decade or so later. There's a research intern WHO's working at the the Australian film and Sound Archive who makes the connection that this film there was some exhibition and and you know I think she had basically made the connection that this was an Australian film and it wasn't until I wanNA say two thousand and ten that the film was repatriated to a stray restored and and the descendants of Maria sixty were flown out camera for its first real exhibition in Australia more than a century the after it was made in just forty five seconds also dive for all this game and that was that was the very first one and then there were a lot of Melbourne Cup reels. I I think there are maybe four or five and there's <hes> you know film of people getting off the ferry the S._S. Brighton in manly <hes> so again very simple aw you know non narrative films but totally unlike anything that people had experienced seems amazing that that a researcher industry could identify that that film film was the one that was made. I know these be named and Solo yes some of them so the big issue in silent films often that these films had had foreign releases and when they went into foreign release they were given foreign titles and Far Inter titles if they had any more later when films got above forty five seconds but so sometimes things are sitting in archives but no one is connecting the dots and sometimes things are sitting in archives and they don't even know that they have it there and so this is a kind of modern day slough thing kind of operation for silent film buffs and people were interested in this is that you confined films that have been neglected in an archive somewhere and if you find the fragments <hes> you can restore them and put them back together and show show them sometimes for the first time in nearly a century. There was an early film made about Ned Kelly here value to wasn't that there was in fact the story of the Kelly Gang saying I think nine hundred zero six is often considered the first feature film in the world <hes> which is an important contribution of Australian film <hes> I think it's Charles Tate eight and other family members make this film and this is a huge success this film and and kind of legendary because it had been lost and found and fragments fragments and and there's different versions and people argue about like what is the definitive version but most of it is now viewable but it had had such an impact that about five years after that film came out there was a ban on Bush ranger narratives in several several astray Wednesday actually stayed in effect till the early nineteen thirty because it was going to inspire exactly so so the sentiment was that somehow if if you were propagating Bush ranger narratives in the silent films you were kind of inciting the criminal class right version of of kids nvidia games now like watching stuff on grains. Does that send you out to do the real thing exactly so even though was very successful and there were some follow ups about Bush Rangers it was this kind of quickly shut down as a public menace that whole franchise Louis maybe should get back on the statue bones the lumiere brothers who was so pivotal in inventing this technology decide. It's just a flash in the PAN. Did they ever tried to make longer what we would think of as feature narrative film no <hes> their concession agents <hes> as far as I've been able to find didn't really <hes> some some of them may have gone and worked at like pate and some other that were in became prominent in feature film production but the lumieres themselves quickly lost interest in the pet law. It's a little pet line and feeding the baby breakfast out of the you know the family estate and <hes> and so what happens after the lumieres this <hes> really becomes you know <hes> in the novel the kind of battle ground for how you may have invented this thing that that really is the way people view themselves in relation to the world but that doesn't mean you can control how it's commercially made available to to them. The Edison did his best didn't in terms of suing people attempting to keep control and that he did so Edison's Edison was often labelled is the you know the wizard of Menlo Park right he was this iconic inventor very wealthy <hes> but he came to film pretty late and he quickly realized like okay you know he's great skill. <unk> skill in many ways was not just as an inventor but appropriating other people's inventions or the breadcrumb trail that would lead to something that was really important and <hes> and he realized that actually with with motion pictures what mattered was controlling how the film was made and how it was distributed and so by one thousand nine hundred eight he forms with a bunch of most of the studios the Motion Picture Patent Company and this is basically a lockdown now it's a land grab and and one point Edison tried to patent how many perforations per frame you could have a real servewell so so interestingly the cinematic graph and the lumieres invention only had two perforations per frame and actually that was inferior you needed more stability before was was better at us and knew that they were competing. <hes> rail gauges <hes> in the U._S.. For a long time so there was a narrow gauge and standard gauge human strategy still yeah right and so the same is true and celluloid right so there was the Leumi hairstyle real which was to perforations <hes> they're both about thirty five millimeters kilometers wide and there was the Edison style which was four Edison was very smart about kind of galvanizing his patents copyrights and lawyers into getting control so after the motion picture patents company comes into existence basically it becomes illegal to import celluloid that is not made by the Eastman Kodak Company it becomes <hes> the only way to show emotion picture in America after that point is to rent them even if you're a cinema before us to be able to buy the reels so the whole system kind of got on lockdown at his Height Edison would send private detectives out two other people's film shoots especially in Fort Lee New Jersey which was kind of the hub royal. This is happening to make sure that no one was infringing his his copyright and his is patents and people would routinely cover up their cameras in case the edisons men came around in the early years of actual silent aren't films but they move from these forty five seconds or so to to longer narratives with I always showing with music dominic was that power of the home later you have these early forty five second reels they start getting longer. They start getting more narrative <hes> but the very first ones before they're dedicated feature films are shown in Vaudeville houses and actually they were cold chaser reels and the chase of real its primary function was to clear the auditorium between live axe and so that gets people moving out of the auditorium. The next orients comes in so in that environment <hes>. There may have been some music but it wasn't music. That was necessarily surly built for the film so it's really later. <hes> you know I mean that's height. I mean by the time you get to Nineteen fifteen and D._W._i.. Griffith and the big epochs he's commissioning these massive scores that go along with a three hour film with early developers of the Cinema Technology Reggie F trying to use sound was that seemed to be too high were actually so it's interesting and it wasn't Edison which would be the natural you would think will with all his phonograph <unk> experiments and inventions surely that would be a natural but there was <hes> actually at the world's first female director a woman named Alice Ski Blush. <hes> was a French woman <hes> she had her own studio in Fort Lee New Jersey cold solex studios at one point. I think it was in upstate New York but she was doing early. Experiments with sound <hes> you know decades before sound became a viable <hes> kind of methodology within film <hes> so so they were trying to solve it and they also would create these elaborate kind of sound effect machines. I think it was something called like a May even be in the book but it's like a sound of graph or something where it's stored different kinds of special effects so they they knew that sound was a kind of inevitability but no one and had been able to work out how to synchronize sound with the with the movement in the right way so until they do that they were using those speech cards or into Tajol runs. It's often would they show up really been on the film but I mean I think if it's a fast paced dialogue laden seen <hes> you might see see a patch where there's twelve title cards in the span of a couple of minutes but then you might have a whole sequence that was very visual and there was no intertidal cards and so interestingly when these films get rediscovered and restored you're often having to go back and rewrite the original English intertidal car because now the one mm surviving version has like the Danish or whatever and that's kind of this added kind of piece of the puzzle thinking about the early film actors they came from MHM stage. I assume what what kind of acting stall did they bring with them into cinema so I think in the very early days <hes> so pre kind of nineteen of five live. It's mostly the Victorian model of stage acting so you know <hes> the Sarah Bernhardt kind of <hes> three big elaborate gestures is <hes> built for a big auditorium. What's interesting is that by nineteen ninety seven you start to have this rise of naturalism <hes> and more realistic approaches and that actually parallels inventions that are happening in the camera so close ups for example or if you can do a close up that wasn't there? They've coming out of the out of the screen. I wonder if audiences took a little while to catch up with those different styles of acting I think they did. I mean you know they're the early experiments with the close oven in film scholars. Don't quite agree on exactly who had the first close up but but when you see it it's usually things like a close up of a handwritten note close up of a of a face and they're still trying to work out how to use it and not disrupt the narrative how to not make it feel like you're in a different space entirely and that's all part of Film Grammar Emerging <hes> we take for granted. Now you know what a close up means <hes>. But of course you have to be trained visually to know that oh it's just a different perspective on the same continue. Suddenly a giant has it in this story. This is conversations Ciragan Aussie A._B._C. Radio <music> curious about those early silent films when I watched clips of them them now this so jittery that it's like everyone's slightly sped up is that how cinema goes would have seen them at the time <hes> yes and no so so it turns <music> out that you know the kind of jittery accelerated look and feel that we associate with some films is mostly the result of a technical fault so remember are these cameras a hand cranked the projectors a hand cranked so the you know being able to keep it very continuous. Frame rate is really challenging. There also also in some commercial settings deliberate attempt to speed up the film's especially things that we're kind of slapstick comedy kind of made them funnier right <hes> and so there is this. I'm kind of feeling of like everyone is walking twenty percent foster before nineteen twenty seven than they do now <hes> because they're they're doing kind of slapstick slapstick comedy but but <hes> there were that was not the intention the intention was to show naturalistic movement <hes> to show show it the same way that it appears to us in in real life and so the big breakthrough <hes> for me in a book like this material like this when I had the experiences appearances of actually seeing films perfectly restored perfectly rendered things moving very naturalistic. It's an entirely different experience and you start to realize that in a way those old silent films suffer from this kind of visual stereotype and it's part of why we've dismissed them a little bit culturally. They're kind of you know if you evoke if you ask the average person in the street. What do you think of when you think of silent film. I mean maybe they'll they'll they'll say German expressionism but more street you will come down exactly but more likely there's like Charlie Chaplin or like these Zany keystone cops kind of <hes> actions and that sped up quality is often what comes to people's mind so it was a revelation to realized that isn't necessarily part of the is not baked into the D._N._A.. Of early film you mentioned that a lot of these early films were being made in a place called Fort Lay in New Jersey. Why was that <hes> of appeal to early. Filmmakers Fort Lee was really America's first movie town on his right across the Hudson River from Manhattan and Fort Lee as a town offered a lot of things to filmmakers including a variety of filming filming locations so you could film you no civil war battles out on the fields <hes> you could film your Damsel in distress melodramas out on the clifftops use in fact you know Fort Lee essentially popularized the idea of the cliffhanger ending literally because of the kinds of reels that they made out on the palisade cliff truly yeah yeah so they didn't really invent the cliffhanger but they brought it into the vernacular in a way where people knew what that meant and that ending that style of ending ending of literally you know a- Daniel in distress hanging by one hand at the edge of a cliff became a way to get people back into the theater the following week to pay their quarter or whatever like cereals like a lot of serialized films and you could also film Weston's over there and so Fort Lee developed as you know this movie town that had about eight or nine studios filming inside studios later so they filmed outside they found inside they developed <hes> elaborate kind of production stages of their <hes> mentioned alecky blush as she had a studio there and so places like universal and paramount and Fox old began in Fort Lee and in a lot of way is I mean there is war will one which had a profound influence culturally obviously <hes> once America entered but also edison because he put such kind of stranglehold on kind of innovation in those Israeli film circles a lot of the European filmmakers left and the Americans started going to Hollywood why Hollywood <hes> so the weather was better and you're also basically beyond the reach of Edison's lawsuits and so I you know I've often thought while I was working on this book that if it hadn't been for Edison's listen litigious nature we might be going to universal studios in Fort Lee New Jersey instead of in Hollywood. What's it like now is there. Saremi trace of that history is really very few traces. There is a forty film commission that kind of tries to keep the you know the legacy alive <hes> the last building that was once a studio. I think has now been knocked down. You see street names that are named after some of the early filmmakers and some of the studios. There's a few blocks but it's really not a history. That's widely known you know it's it's easy to watch those early films from the Lumiere Brothers on Youtube shape they they really accessible but how many of the feature films from the solid era still exist here so they say roughly that there were about ten thousand thousand silent films made and so we've lost about seventy five hundred of those so mim three quarters of them so you you have about twenty five hundred or so that are in our guys in circulation they've been digitized and there's a small group of that <hes> that are just so fragile that they've no one's been able to work out the technology to actually duplicate them without actually further damaging than the the negatives or the cellular drill. Why have so many being lost so I think there's a couple of factors in the most obvious. One is the medium itself right. CECILLIA lead nitrate was the material they use for these early reels super flammable and highly <hes> it decomposes very readily and so over the years you have thousands of these films uh-huh that either quietly dissolve in addicts and basements and archives or they go up in flames in studio fires and they actually can like solve combust. I mean he's not these are dangerous. There were lots of fires in early cinema just because their chemical properties is it's basically build as it decomposes over time it starts to generate <hes> the possibility of of you know bursting into flame so studio was a big thing. I mean in the sixties. There were at least a couple of notable big studio fires and so you know you could lose <hes> you could lose a hundred and fifty films in one day <hes> in a studio fire and then conversely interestingly silent films show up and really weird places. This is <hes> Charlie Chaplin Film. That was rediscovered. I think in two thousand nine when someone's sold an unmarked canister film on Ebay for five dollars and it happened to be the only surviving print of a film that had been lost for a century and in the Yukon territory in Canada in one thousand nine hundred seventy s they were doing excavation and they basically found about five hundred thirty silent reels <hes> inside had this decommissioned swimming pool and it had been used as landfill is a great documentary about this by the by the filmmaker Bill Morrison <hes> it's called Dawson in city frozen time and it's the story of this gold rush town that it was on the end of the distribution chain for films so when the films went up there they never they were never sent back right and so over time once sound came in and wanted this kind of gold rush town kind of went bust they didn't know what to do so they just started to use. Simla landfill they would just literally put them in empty space and build around it ended up in Sumio and so all these films were lost had were considered lost in so Canada basically reclaimed over five hundred lost films in a single day when they were discovered. Why can you travel too late to see some of these silent films. Don't why does one ever go to the I know well so what happens in northern Italy in the town pordenone a <hes> which is about ninety minutes north of Venice <hes> they have had for the last thirty or so years the world's biggest silent film festival. I heard about this through <hes> some connections and I was like Oh. I absolutely have to go to that <hes> so I I went and it's it's. It's an amazing <unk> experience because you know what I love about. This world of silent film is like just when you think it's totally neglected. It's all going to be vanishing very soon you find these these pockets of <hes> just total adoration for <hes> the medium and so more than a thousand people come from all over the world and they almost come like pilgrims programs and they as they descend on this town pordenone and they <hes> go to this you know the verdict theater which is beautiful restored <hes> kind of old theater <hes> and they basically sit in the dark for a week and watch literally twelve hours a day not. I'm not saying everyone goes to everything but twelve hours hours a day of programming and they watch these old silent ghosts kind of Shimmer across the screen and people are absolutely entranced <hes> and and what's amazing is that sometimes a restored film or rediscover film gets. It's you know it's not technically its debut but it's I read debut right at the festival and so when I was there a film conservationists had found and being able to reassemble twenty three minutes of an early Louis Brooksville which as it turns out belongs to a genre that was known as an aviation comedy. It's flying high. This is a long tradition exactly exactly so who knew that this is kind of weird starting so Louise Brooks before she's the becomes the iconic kind of flapper flapper girl of the nineteen twenty s is in this Zany aviation comedy cold now we're in the air <hes> which she actually plays twins. Gra Gazette in Brazil and I think Brazil is the one in the two and that becomes part of Louise Brooks's kind of iconic image <hes> and so you you got to see twenty three minutes of this beautifully restored film that no one had really seen in ninety years <hes> I think it's shown at San Francisco right before portering on it but essentially this totally rediscovered <hes> thing and and it's not about you know having watched this film and it was beautifully accompanied accompanied in the musical score is great but it was not a lost masterpiece right it was it was kind of a little bit wacky but what was extraordinary was is this feeling I mean in the auditorium. It was like it was like a new Martin Scorsese. You know was opening. <hes> people were completely. Lee Enraptured because you're about to see something straight from the volts of history <hes> and you know to see Louise Brooks it had a pretty tragic postscript to her film career and to see her in this moment of suspended time <hes> before all that her fame and also also her demise <hes> to seal that was really poignant and really powerful so that was worth going to tell me more about Louis books this Korea because it it does seem to encapsulate so much of the kind of glamour and the tragedy of this period in cinema help because style was she. She was big Gimme in her big masterpiece that was at the German film called Pandora's Box but she made twenty five films and she and she really was an iconic figure faker <hes> and they're they're so by you know she was kind of largely <hes> I think she made a few films in the sound era <hes> but but then she went she disappeared <hes> she was briefly. There was a French festival circuit that was obsessed with Louise Brooks in the fifties these <hes> there's some quote about there was no <hes> <hes> Garbo that was just Louise Brooks like she was this this very magnetic magnetic presence when you look back at at even not seeing her in inner prophecy even to see on a computer or television screens. She's totally alluring and charismatic manic. I guess it's that black balled in the white skin just send natural and playful onscreen <hes> so so there was this you know the I remember so so after I saw her twenty three minutes and important on I kind of went down this rabbit hole of finding out what happened to her in real life and not surprisingly suddenly Ala d w Griffith and some other people from the silent era <hes> it ended pretty tragically so in the seventies the New Yorker sends their I yeah I think <hes> theatre critic Kenneth Tynan to see what's become of her and so he travels to Rochester New York which is where Eastman Kodak Kodak houses and the museum and there was a curator there who take an interest in her life and it turns out that after fading away she worked as a sales clerk work department store in Manhattan and Saks fifth avenue found it harder and harder to kind of pay her way in New York she was convinced by this curated a move up to Rochester and by the time <hes> Tynan goes up there in the late seventies <hes> she's frail <hes> she's got <hes> kind of debilitating waiting arthritis and she hasn't left her two room apartment in over a decade so it's you know and there's this great quote I think in the in the article is something she she says to Kenneth Tynan like you know I've been trying for twenty years to forget who I was and now you're gonNA bring me back such a sad end because she was one of those. I think she'd been a dance in gold. He didn't come from theater so she was the naturalist actress because as she says I was was just being me on the screen and that's what's captured. I suppose was that common for four actors who were big in silent films to find the transition into talkies to be quite difficult was that world is full of stories like you know d._W._i.. Griffith at one time he was the world's most famous film MM Director <hes> his big epochs birth of a nation intolerance they kind of transformed what people thought was possible birth of a nation especially with successful full <hes> but you know he basically died <hes> famously in Hollywood knickebocker hotel which is in the novel where he has a stroke under the chandelier two liter in the lobby <hes> in the nineteen forties and they can forty eight and by that point he was essentially completely forgotten by Hollywood so he couldn't get work and it wasn't that he people wasn't that he <hes> was seen as not having talent or skill anymore. There was something about the transition from I'm from silence to sound that made people a little bit uneasy. It was almost this patronizing like Oh wasn't that quaint that before we didn't know how to synchronize sound with picture and there was a slight kind of shame. I think that this was the medium before then and that's reflected reflected in the lack of measures that people went to preserve these films. There's absolutely no reason why these films couldn't have been duplicated in all the two years before they're you know many of them were destroyed. Such different ideas about cinema and different ideas about kind of <hes> heroines as well like I think about the the innocent the owner new insolent films gets totally eclipsed by vamps in in the thirties shade although that even stars like with with <hes> actors like say Sarah you know who's considered the first camp that that starts in the silent era and what you see is this weird collision Asian course of I feel like that's that becomes a crossroads in early film where you know in the in the world of theater when the actor goes does at the end and takes a bow they relinquished the role right in the world of film they don't so the credits might roll but the for those early audiences they really had this perception that somehow the role and the person were really intertwined. It wasn't an old plush Italian cinema festivals that you were watching these films in Dominic. Where else did you have to go to find the the films that are left is so there is so I went to the Library of Congress which always weird to think of that but because they became the early repository of these silent films they happen to have the the the biggest collection so I went to the one in D._c.? I spent many happy days watching films in the basement in the basement in the basement of yeah which is kind of like this cold Cold War era looking <hes> just maze of white fluorescent corridors but the real kind of fascinating place was there kind kind of sister campus which is in culpeper Virginia town in the not in the middle of nowhere but it's out there where not only do they have. This is their preservation <hes> facility so not only do they have this amazing state of the art theatre where they show a lot of restored silent films with live musical accompaniment and curated good lecture but in the bowels of a former nuclear bunker they store America's cinematic treasure. I mean basically you know right down to the original camera negative <hes> of the great train robbery which was really the first narrative film is store down there and the reason is is is that this nuclear bunker belonged to the U._S. Treasury Department during the Cold War they would store bank notes and coins down there in case of a Russian attack right right now. After the Cold War ended they wanted to repurpose this nuclear bunker and so now it stacked with these temperature controlled old humidity controlled reels that are all down in the in the kind of the bowels of this thing and some cases waiting for the technology to evolve so that they can be <unk> digitized and and brought back to life fantastic city. How many films do you think you watched while you were riding the electric? I mean it's it's in the hundreds I mean but some of them are really short so you know it sounds more impressive than it is some of them. Are you know forty five seconds long from that well what's interesting is that this is a little bit of a cheap but there there are a couple of films that are actually at the very end of the silent era so by the time people get to the end women interestingly. You would think okay nineteen. Twenty seven sound comes in everything is in sound. No people are still making silent films. There's a nineteen thirty film a German film MM cold <hes> people on Sunday which is one of my favorite films ever totally naturalistic. It's about a group of friends hanging out on Sunday and having various adventures adventures in Berlin and Billy Wilder wrote the screenplay before he came to America <hes> and it's just exquisitely shot it. It's a great great film so that for me is one that even though it's not kind of at the birth <hes> it's almost like the benchmark of what silent films could do. Can you imagine what that foam would have been like. If it had had sound. How would it be different film? I think it would have been a lesser film and this is what's interesting. Is that that the you know by the end of the silent era what they've perfected is subtext gesture the you're staying in physical spaces longer Gra <hes> because still you're not kind of getting the the the same amount of <hes> editing that happens in sound and so they really luxury are- eight in getting all the details right <hes> so looking at the physical spaces of each you know sequence or seen that they're just built in a very gary <hes> careful artistic and measured way and I think it's really hard for me to imagine that film having dialogue it would break the entire spell the appreciation appreciation you have for the way those films will may does that something that shaped the way you wrote. The novel tried to a little bit. I mean so you know one of the things I thought thought about in how I wrote the book is that I wanted on the page there to be quite a bit of white space for a few reasons one one is I wanted to kind of evoke early photo plays and also the intertidal cards and the treatment of dialogue that would happen. I wanted that to be mimicked. So in the book there's no nutritional quotation marks for example and I also wanted white space so that you got the feeling that each <hes> a paragraph was a kind of encapsulation and the other thing about white space is that this feels to me like a story that that is coming out of these gaps apps in these silences so I I wanted to reflect that and I also thought about how can you do less with words in specially dialogue and how can you lean gene on on subtext and gesture that was something that I felt like I rediscovered as a result of spending so much time watching silent films. I was like that scene was only eight seconds long and yet it revealed so much about the character. How can I do that in my own writing something also so a poignant in in these films because you were chain often young beautiful people full of life and vitality and energy and you know as you're watching them that everyone on that screen is gone yeah? No I think it is very poignant. I mean you're watching sometimes the figures in the faces of people that exist in most vividly for you know maybe I'll grandparents generation or you know but but there is this way in which it's a portal and it's a a window into a very different time and in that way as someone who spends a lot of time thinking about history and the narratives that have come before us. There's not much out that that's as immediate <hes> kind of vehicle to get you there and to really see what

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