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Episode XXX: With Yankees First Baseman Mike Ford

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1:21:30 hr | 10 months ago

Episode XXX: With Yankees First Baseman Mike Ford

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We're on our quarantine rooms. Mardi Mush Tie smokes Keith. Jan the ones in twos guys how we doing surviving out there. What what what's happening. I don't know man. That sucks arriving. That said Thomas Happy. I don't like I feel like he's like this is great I am. I'm miserable. I you say look. I don't look saying look happy. I'm I'm like I can't even fathom that this is life right now like I'm nothing even funny to say like where our lives are gonNA suck for lot like I just all I'm doing. All Day is refreshing twitter reading articles reading the news and just getting more and more depressing updates and I gotta stop doing it. 'cause I'm gonNA drive myself crazy. I mean I'm telling this huge like this would be like an episode of survivor. Feel this whole we've after episode one. This is he likes the show but he'd be awful at survivor zoo. This is not what survivor is about. Survivors spread read of a deadly disease in your survivor. You're on a TV show for to win. A million dollars voting people out. This were Jus- quarantined. Isolated in our own home can't leave can't do anything because the deadly virus out there running amok and there's a million dollars up for grabs. Did you just man survivor to make it sound like I guess I did so. I was on Friday at people. Have nothing else to watch like. People got to start engines robber. I'm so I've never looked forward an episode more than I am tonight. This Wednesday I'm saying. Is there a new episode tonight? Everyone's eight o'clock CS. Did you see what they were doing? A big brother contestants. I wrote that blog Germany Brazil and Canada. They just didn't know what was going on. With this virus they were loved. That is insane that they just they were like. Yeah you know what? If one of their family members get sick. We'll tell them but until then we're gonNA keep them isolated and no one's GonNa know and then they're going to walk outside in a month and everyone will be debt like what's happening here. I don't know what the move is there like. I guess it makes sense like they're isolated. Anyway so it's like they're gonNA spread or or catch the virus but yeah it is we are. I see jared. Leto tweeted something. Or it's like he was on a thing we're allies relation to fifteen days technology. He just got out like what the fuck is going on. Guys we're in Tampa. He's an asshole but whatever we're in Tampa two weeks ago and it was just starting to get the news. Who would have thought we fucking his position? Two weeks later boys do we. We share the elevator with talk men and Ford and I would bring up. Show you guys. See the corona virus memo that passing passing tweet out. And they're like no what's that they didn't even know at the time. Like anything who think like all there was a video of Garrett Cole pitching today from one week ago literally felt like it was three months ago one week ago. That guy was just pitching spring training and striking out five guys and now we're looking at. I don't know if baseball get played this year. Juicing you'll need to get all dude now we're talking about not going out there about the issue of possible New York City shut down. Well we can't go outside unless it's for grocery shopping. And I think the APPs talking to douse brain about this last night. But the absolute. He doesn't think they're playing this year. But at the absolute best case scenario. I think we're talking July with no fans the entire year. I don't even think about the social distancing stuff can last twelve eighteen months like that's horrifying to think about. I think eighteen months. I think that's a Shiite CBO. I got to read. I haven't heard any lie model projection the nape log. That I. It's like a big twitter thread one. Obviously you got to take everything with somewhat of a grain of salt because nobody knows for sure but this was like some college ran a model where it's like the only way to truly stop it. If like some waves informed social distancing lasts until the developmental take twelve eighteen months. But it look at look. South Korea like their basketball league is about start up at the end of the month the end because they did a great job granted they did a much better job us but at least they just kill the people who have well. That's north North Korea. Same shift or create you get it. They they still think no one has it because they just murder everyone who gets it. Pretty effective ally really smart yes? We handled it much better and also but like they're people still look. It could come back in South Korea. Part to me is that you can literally just have it and not know. That's what I'm afraid I'm like I'm in the city. So pardon me is like go home with my parents. I'll have more food like not cooped up on par input. It's like what if I have it and I bring it home to my parents who are both over sixty or no hobbes's had the same Same thought like it's it's a weird Just on what to do. Yeah I I would love to go home because I mean I can only lie. I don't actually like I've been starting to think about because this is GonNa last a while. I don't know how long I can survive here like like with food. Like I don't know if I have enough food in my freezer now. I'm eating like a A TV dinner right now for lunch. That's just my lunch last few days. I like if I go home. At least I know my mom's going to cook food and you know it's Jersey. Things are a little more spaced out but I do. How many times in the last couple of days have you had a tingling your throat with like a headache and you like here we go? I I. I'd McCarthy not literally mentally have given myself a call the coughing not like severely but like every now and then like just think of coughing and then I call like I literally have mentally given myself or call. I've given myself corona so many times at some crazy. I'll say what are you like. What are you guys. What do you do if we have Koran? No like your. We've been quarantined for two days now like Morocco and work what I'm alumni. I haven't left here since Friday Friday. I went to Dagestanis. Which a grocery store one what I meant besides that I went to a grocery store a couple of times and like the Geoghegan store but other than that. I haven't left that. Yeah I don't know my buddy went on a run like two days ago. Mike. Don't do that again. I know you're not GonNa buy the whole supposedly allowing K. The group spider is still going to work. I want to wring his fucking neck. He's just Louis Crazy that you're still that people still going to work. Same crave either not take it seriously. He gets home every night. He's not that serious Brillo like. He's just he's annoying. Adamy so it's like I feel like he's going to get it not near people still at our office. Who It's like a. Pete is been there or one of the tech guys and then whoever needs to be on radio so I think large was in. I don't know if he was in today though but they didn't radio big catchy radio from his home radios all remote with. There's only three home kits that we have for the whole stations. I think Dave has one big cat has one in. Kfc has one but other than that like somebody has to be in studio host the show and then other people can call in to them. He's that's before they changed the whole schedule yesterday or today. I mean that's not great. Yeah really bad. Whatever doing essentially staying bed until about three o'clock when I get hungry for the first time and I go I go make some food and I'm working the whole time and I'm watching. I watched almost every Matthew mcconaughey ROM com that he made when he before he became a really good actor. So I've nail all those down and then thank God. I got the best decision I ever made in my entire life. Hands Down was Friday before all the real crazy shit like before we really knew going to be locked in here forever. The last eight a really go outside. I bought a PS four. And it'll be the show and I just have played that more than I've ever played any video game my lights. It's such a good game. I've never I've always been xbox. Xbox broke in the apartment so I was just like fuck it. Get Emily to show. Now play nonstop. We're I think we're GONNA do leagues or there's probably in a few leagues but Dallas. I signed. He's going to do one for starting nine. I Know Pat Light wants to do on. You guys have ps four. I've XBOX XBOX which I've been trying I don't know how to use it like literally George. I've trying to play call. George Kill today's now. He's he's deemed me against as do you on tales like Bro. I'm just trying to get the WIFI on and and I wanNA play cloudy bed and I can't do it. My whole day is just trying to. I don't know what to do with myself. I don't even know the city right. You're still stuck but now I'm home now but I'm just saying like I've I wet tin foil. Could I am raced caps. I I'm losing my mind. I'm I think I'M GONNA do. Some book covers soon. I just don't know what to do. Was that both book covers me. I don't know look at book covers. Okay you know I have. I'm GonNa Send Me. Book covers omits the NFL for giving us these traits. Jesus Christ right Tom. Brady's it's not a Patriot that's hilarious. I love that even be getting Tom. Brady is the funniest thing because Davis go into hate from. Oh Yeah I listened to radio claim this year. Anyway they have the most chance to play fucking wondering Scott. I don't know September but I feel like that might not even happen. What are you back? Your tweet was accurate hubs or was like this is what it was like this. Exactly the headline you'd see at the end of the world would be targeted watching any movie in the future where things are going crazy. And you'd see a random news story and the bottom line like I think. I am legend in something about shack. If I remember correctly but it would just be like Tom Brady. Sounds the bucks. It's like all right. Well this movie just makes no sense. Now I'm not GonNa Realistic. Yeah and we're living in. That played here It makes no sense you know. The Patriots Dynasty is officially over. That's assigned the world depending. I mean. Brady's a bucket near one. I when I saw the news I dislike pictured myself Jameis Winston having those like Oldman glasses on from his laser guided surgery and like if finally starting to work and he starts to read. Twitter's like what the fuck on them. Yeah it's like why Stephen J also it was. Like a borderline muscle periscope the. Nfl season cannot come soon enough. Well at Corona virus like the way he backtracked in real time or the very serious issue but that was that was incredible. That's tough But yeah I mean really I just did. This has been the single longest which only Wednesday right. Today's Wednesday Newshour. Weekend's don't even matter anymore. Weekdays all right but the seer the crazy part you don't think about all like obviously world cave but like substitute teachers like people at work at resorts are all losing their job. And IT'S INSANE. They can't pay raise. Come back you'd even when a stimulus or whatever but yeah yeah I e what about the people who work in restaurants like waiters and bartenders? There look just delivery service people who are like saint but they're also risking their lives every day to do this ship. I still been ordering delivery. That's the only contact that happened outside world but you have to. Yeah are we world getting a thousand dollars? I read that. I don't know if that's true but I don't like us. I would mainly be. People are losing their jobs and stuff penstock not great the only market the only time I get him lowest thing. I've ever seen literally marched. Let's join the short porch. This you know Bas- what you're much in the whole world literally. Gaza investing like nate was helping set up investing. Like this shit so easy I made like one hundred fifty bucks a day and I was like. Oh man and now it's time I'm not. There's time to my any stocks this again. Not Sacrifice Experts or whatever you would think it'd be as it goes down but who knows I mean this is even ten stock was at Foodie? It's at six. No it's not the war or Google. This three three days straight. What happens if it hits here? Does it just go away? Can it be now? I think we'd be affected? I don't know if we should be having these discussions but I don't think we'd be effected much better radio. That's only reason why okay. Whatever let's just tried not thinking about that stuff really not much like there's always like something's going to happen. Things funny at home could happen but like if this goes on for said even just at least two months like that's like the most good that was what it was. What can we do every day? Da Minimum two months. Saying that's minimum right. That's like when we get just two months. How can you do anything for work? Yep but like it's all gonna be about Corona. There's nothing else. It's not going to be news stories two days writing a fake curb. Your enthusiasm episode. I active time that that was a one. Time thing yeah you might just keep writing fake movies like that might be your thing. I think I'm going to do that. Vanessa hudgens that. Keep losing your mind and sang that people dying is inevitable so I can blog about that. I just need to keep happening. 'cause it's going to be no by like all the all the blog that are like viral news stories or whatever like reacting to events in the news like it's just all gonna be cronies right. Yeah I mean I mean the the people on Spring break right now the worst people ever to exactly we should go in lock down. I don't know why we all country. It seems inevitable. I feel like I feel like that. That's going to happen because what hoboken just did that too right. I'm pretty sure hope what hoboken just went shelter in places when it's called. I think that's what we're headed towards New York City. I'm saying like the whole country. Yeah I know where yeah. Well I mean California just did that right San Francisco. I think isn't shelter in play. Yeah it's it's basically just like it's Cornelie in quarantine except for groceries pharmacies and I guess some delivery services be allowed to go to work this. Really nobody's listening. Yeah well and I think more people are yeah. 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I don't know if it's good or bad. Just keep watching a watched him. I've heard so mad. That's good this one girl amber. Who's really hot so I did? I root for her. But that's about it but I watched two shows on Netflix. One season already. It was called safe and dirty. John Safe I think my mom watch yeah. I think she liked goods. Yeah we're very good. I watched out so Netflix is. They're assholes literally opened up flicks in the home thing. It's everyone's watching this outbreak. The fucking movie about a virus. You make sense. I had to watch it like I. It was it was bullying me into watching outbreak. I'm terrified terrified movie. It's a good movie with Dustin Hoffman but just a bowling watching Zodiac killer. Fucking awesome movie and talented Mister Ripley. I feel like everyone says it's awesome. I hated that movie that move on. I didn't care for it either. I watch that a few weeks ago with Matt Damon Right. That movie blows I. I was furious the whole time. I was watching that. No thanks no thanks. I thought it was okay. It just ends to. There's no ending the movie just not signing your roommates all to one of them went home home and then And he actually went on a cruise to Italy and Europe like a month ago. He's clearly like he would have had it by now but Very scary and the other two here one is a teacher so he's been teaching kids like online. Which is interesting because imagine being high score now just over us. Don't go like senior year of college. This would suck. I feel bad for those people so any any year in college. Back in like ten girly ninth tenth or Eleventh Grade. This probably awesome like the family. You know besides like the virus itself but the path. You're just like getting stay home but yeah if you're in college and you're missing out on like a whole semester especially senior year. That's that's terrible. 'cause that's what everyone everyone does. Everyone takes a harder classes. I so like second semester so easy to drink not really care about it. I mean how about Even if they don't play baseball this year breath guard like like he's going to be an whole. Nother you're older like I'm sure he'll be back. But I also wonder how this affects like luxury tax shift because like the red SOx traded mookie right to get under the luxury tax with price so now they under go next door with a whole `nother year. I don't know how it is Mukhi of allowed to go back there like I don't know what's going on with contracts. Schumer just advances giving. It's gotta be like I think it should pause. Yeah has like there can't be another whole new free agent class next year. 'cause you have yeah right? I would think like our coal still has nine years left on his contract. I would think everything just pauses for you own one month style. I don't know what could you imagine this? I was thinking about this show. What if they're not able to play season it gets too late? They scrapped the season and then everything gets better. But it's too late to have a full season. So then they actually take the Astros World Series title and then they actually just the Yankees dodgers for the twenty seven world series. Now because there's enough time to play that series but we can't do anything else that could happen. Let's do that. When would you guys be opposed? So obviously it's not starting now staying starts in. Let's say August right. Would you would you let like be okay with playing a short love? Whatever game it is then like a month or two season men. Play offs absolute. Give me anything. Nothing I'd be. I think that'd be electric. Two hundred sixty two games every game show important to be unbelievable like a fifty or something. I'm all for it. And of course the Yankees would win that and no one would give us credit for whatever but but we'd still have. It'd be weird but I think we're looking at best case scenario no fans. Maybe we have half a season or something which is crazy and people are like. Oh it's great news to the like yeah. Sure like obviously like Judge Stanton and even at Paxton and I guess it really does. Strew demand go. But he's a pretty bad person so I don't really feel bad for him Severino Allot Severino. Having the best time that's great missing like half of the season toll numerous crazy. I mean you don't give a fuck about this. But on a ten aside Roger Federer had knee surgery in February. And they were like. Oh He's GonNa miss so much time and he'll be like ranked in the forties comes back he's not gonNa Miss Anything. I mean read the netting win. Nba Finals rant. Has Corona virus? And it's just like not even that big of a story so crazy like it like everyone has like the second biggest superstar like whatever like we have to worry about right now could get to a point where it's like every new person who gets it like it's going to be a fucking new store you know we're getting. I think we've gotten to that point. Would you allow it? Hasn't you have to know we mean no? They've been in contact. If people know that they've been in contact with you. Okay so would you announce I would? Yeah I would but I don't know what's like I would have to be like to get tested. You have to get fully tested and it's so hard I wouldn't be telling people maybe have right but like I don't know this is a fucked up thing or just how the world is right now. Where like how bad sick if the beauty get tested like if you just have a little symptoms I feel you kind of just got to deal with it rather than going to get tested. There's not enough. I would do the resentment. You also don't know if you have it and I don't WanNa go to a place where people might have it like that yeah. Tom knows realize spider is compromising core. Yeah I know that's why I'm fucking screaming Adam I want to wring. His neck is what I WANNA do. And he also Alaskan about. What China didn't they wealth people's doors so they couldn't leave. I would just do that to his door. I mean the thing is like he's only going into office coming back and I think he's out partying so unless the offices compromised he's okay but yeah it's it's as long as one of us as long as one of US STILL GONNA work in mind fucking all right. Do not like my brother has to go like. He's one of ten people a has to go into work. They won't. It's a court officer so he has to go. Which is the Olympics? Yeah Yeah so you're in the same boat as May fuck. It usually just releasing inmates all over the world. Because that's grady. Great Time to commit crimes. Great Time doing right now. Unless you're Vanessa. Hudgens can't do. It can't do that. Those how dumb crazy on. I don't interesting thing here The Yankees are so bad at diagnosing. Things I can't believe they actually diagnoses. People that have chronic like they nailed this one but like everything else. They've fuck up. There was a miracle a miracle they were able to actually like. Oh wait you. Let's get you tested. They're so incompetent. These people actually did back to minor leaguers. Apparently they're very low and they didn't have contact with the Yankees but scaring it. I feel like I feel like we're getting to a point very soon where. You're not going to be shocked. If like Aaron judge has it which is yeah like I mean some people think forty seventy percent of the world is GonNa get it so at that point. It's if if you don't have it you're it's almost a bigger story. Yeah it's all nuts. Buddy did this thing real quick. Nfl NFL game pass is now just open for the vans which is. Kinda cool so you can go back and watch any football game so I guess that will help a little bit if it could watch every super bowl or something. I don't know I just got that sucks little before. So we're you know we're going to go the interview and I just thought of one thing. This'll be a little Caesar for the for the people listening and also you guys haven't brought up yet. There's something we need to talk about after the interview the Lizzani interview and then stay tuned. I have something need to talk about. I don't even know what this is. That's interesting exactly okay. We're going to Mike Ford. He sat down on this down Tampa by the way. Thank God it went to Tampa when we did and not only were. We planned originally to go last weekend. That was the original target date and then we ended up moving up because of March madness and all that debris MARDI awesome awesome. Digs able these interviews. You know when the timing there was there. I mean we're just GONNA release them right like you got something to listen to. There's no point saving on first season. That might never happen right. I feel like all you guys. WanNa hear the best content that we have in that easily with these useless Mike for one is Is very good Down this about half an hour There's I think this is the third time he's been on came on off the phone After he had like two homer game in Seattle or something talk for five minutes before that he came in the old office He's the man he he's always been a big fan of ours and we're big fan of his So we're GONNA go to that right now before we go that when talked about seeking buying Buy Tickets can be complicated and confusing. But there's always a simpler way to buy. And that's what seeking seeking is the smartest easiest way to get tickets to every type of live event whether you're catching On tour shopping for the perfect gift or searching for last minute delay senior donkeys. Play baseball whenever we come back. We're going to seek seek. Helps you find the best seats? 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Purchase down this gap today. Promo code for ten dollars a further. Do here's Mike Ford rejoined now. The set of doctors born the Fourth of July is the pride of Princeton. Mike for what's going on guys. Thanks for having me back with. Show this your third time on the shows we called you that for like five minutes and then we had you on the old office. We actually never been to new off everywhere but there. But it's good to have you back you get this off season honestly Stayed at home for a while Family and then came down here just kind of hung out for nothing crazy crazy trips or anything so this kind of hung out. You decided to lose all the way positive. You look very good so talk. Talk us through that and you your pictures throughout the offseason were when they first came out. What is happening here how you interact when you saw him leave. I walked in the way. You're talking. Oh it was like it was like an uncle seeing success. He looks great off our got. So I mean you know last. Year spreads are a lot better than the big leagues. I'm sure Had A little fun there but No I just one big thing that I wanted to work was body type for the year and I put my put myself where I wanted to be and you know probably try to lose about another five seven pounds here and the rest of spring training but other than that. There's a lot of like yoga right. Yeah Tony Yoga ran into really good. Yoga Studio New Jersey. Shout it up. Yeah Yeah it was hot or not Yoga in Man Hawk and it's right around where I was living so you know great teachers everything so there are seven days a week six days a week. And you're like I hot. Yoga is just a miserable experience. Yeah it was three years ago and I was like. I'm never doing this again. A fallen in love with it back. Yeah it's like my favorite our day in the off season so it was a typical hour of volume. Like you end up in a pool sweat but it's very relaxing. I think for it sucks but it's relaxing at the same time and it helps other ways for baseball to like you know the breathing exercises everything like that kind of calm you down so just perfect for what I need. You're one of the few guys that were able to actually stay healthy last year. So far this year knock on wood. He's hot yoga the secret. I don't know man I don't know but you know I always make a little joke that you need a little fat on your phone call. It's a long season so one hundred sixty two games you know. Gee Played One hundred fifty eight. That's what a lot of people forget you know before last year He's just kind of had a bad luck. So but one hundred sixty two games fix the toll so you need a little bit extra. That's my reasoning. What have you thought of Eric Cressey on new training training staff. And all that. All new methods He's put a bunch of guys in place. I've had a little bit of direct contact with them but Mainly more with Donovan. Santa's who's going to be kind of the whole Minor League Guy And then Mccabe WHO's Who's the head Guy Now? And he's kind of set them up you know for exactly what he wants. And it's been great. They've been a great group. So would you officially like to say you're in the best shape of your life? Yes it's close. I came into. They wanted me to come into spring training at like two fifteen one year and I hit one homer in the first three months. Like getting Fatty That was probably the best shape I was in but but I hit one homer in like three months like so now. You're peak athletic correct. Let's go yeah. What is like a typical day down here when you have a relative off there? You're not playing. What are you doing your spare time so for me like you know if it's a stay back going you know stretch. Bp obviously you know. Try to hit a little extra either machine or what's called. Net drill is another big drill. I do take care of the body. Probably get home around one and then majority of time. I just take my dog to the park. It was the beach and it's A. It's a beach dog park so I chill there and then usually dinner you golfer no Gulf. I've closed down here. They're still in Scranton. And it's been working so I left him there. Okay sure so superstitious. Oh Yeah I'm very superstitious and everything Just leave them there. Please don't send what other things. Fallen superstitious I had a friend send me dirt from the field of dreams in two thousand fifteen euro at one homer to fifteen with one homer in the Florida State League. One of my buddy's DADS sent me a vial of sand from the field of dreams and was like this is good luck dirt. Just rub it on your batting typed out a little note or something like it can't get any worse. I started doing it every game now. Had them send me more last year says well? I think you're gonNA see some more is because what are your. What are your thoughts about heading down? There later in the year should be awesome screen. Sob Lit up to bring them back. Oh might need all this but no I mean it should be great time. They do a great job with all those. You know. Kind of a special series. I didn't go in the London series. That would have been. That would have been cool but everyone that went said it was amazing and you know we also have the two exhibition games in. Montreal which will be pretty cool and I'll be the race home. I guess in a little bit. Yeah something you know. I never been there so it'd be nice and you know I've never been to fill drain so it's you get to travel some places that I wouldn't normally go to for sure what we've just talked the talk and he's never seen field of dreams which I've seen parts have never seen it full through so I got to admit that too so I gotta I gotTa get that movie in before. Maybe like your flight over there. We'll just watch me. Okay this is what we're going to hear. What is your favorite baseball movie? Who Major Leagues Classic? Like a what? Is it little big league when the the guys the coach to? That's a good one too. I was hoping I I said last. Bench warmers and bad news. Bench warmers this classic. See a funny movie perfect fool. You Fair don't need. Sunscreen is eaten as on screen so obviously the competition first base this year and hearts. Kinda get in the Knicks are so him taking some Reps. What's been the competition like between you voight Harrison there too. I mean I think it's I think it's great that make us plan other positions that makes him extremely valuable for anyone with with his bat to And it's good that he's healthy. He's he's going to be a big part of the with me and it's just you know friends. We don't really talk about it. We just kind of go about our day. Whatever happens happens and you know so. What is your guys relationship off the field? You enjoy his wife's usually with them. So you know maybe here and there go to dinner but you know in the clubhouse and everything always friendlier. Yeah who's in your click off the field hanging out with my biggest guy was Nester. So he's gone by the time his friends with Tyler Lawrence instead. They like him because he was a wine his last name okay. Why mine came third. Yeah Nestor was my. We've come up together so as you know we've always played with one another for six years so it was easy and then a few of the other ones been traded away Ryan mcbroom was was a good really good buddy of mine and AAA He's killing it now with the royals which is good for him. But yeah I mean a bunch of guys in the clubhouse Wade Clint all good people Gardening you know arts. Just everyone's like everyone's Dad. That's awesome you mentioned. Clinton I feel like he gets like a bad rap sometimes media. We've had him on before and you know we thought he's cool. What do you think he sort of gets a bad rap? Sometimes what does he like truly in the clubhouse? Yeah I mean He. We are locker right next to each other in the clubhouse so we talk a lot. I think he's a little bit misunderstood For sure You know and that's going to happen with some some things that were said in the past and different things like that but you know he's done a great job handling this stuff I would even say from last You know playoff run to to now. He's he's been great about it. So thank you can switch the perception a little bit. Just it'd be better for him but hitting home runs. We'll do that. Yeah exactly like one soda a little bit. Have you been the subject of a victim of Brett Gardner Prank? I know he's No. I've heard a lot of ideas lately and they're all really good so once they're coming. Oh He's like the one that he did in. The past was great too that I heard on the only one that I've really heard about and then the car it's hilarious tells a little picture of. I think he said it was like one of the pitchers on the team is great. But there's one coming up. That should be pretty good. It's belong game too short game him having like a calendar getting with all the strings. It's time he's knocking to like confide and Mike and it just spits because it's going to happen. That's you had wild season last year become. What was your favorite moment from last year for you? I mean personally. It's gotta be the walk off. That was you know that literally was what I said in the backyard. Every day as a kid growing up like you know other than probably added game seven in their you know but it was also really cool to be a part of a lot of stuff to be honest with you I thought that was. You know. Three of the highlights. I think his three thousand three hundred fifty that milestone three thousand strikeout and then his sendoff with his family. I was like Oh man. I got sunglasses. Crazy emotional bud. Did you travel the team postseason? Or were you down in Tampa where I was just in New York. Those first two games that they played the Twins awesome to be around the atmosphere and just kind of get a taste of it and then came down here. So what is it like? Obviously you're watching all the games here with everyone down here. What's it like seeing. Come off that mound against the Astros in tears like that's it like going out with literally every of his body and put on the field. I mean that's just him he was gonna go until until it didn't work and he's done it for what he did it for twenty one years. I mean that's an incredible amount of time amazing career and just to a great person to it was. It was said at the time. But that's what he wanted to do. He wanted to give everything until he was done. Absolutely you mentioned that. Walk off home. Run against as being a dream. How'd you celebrate that? I didn't do much actually my high school one of my high school coaches was. There are two of them. Were there with their wives. And then my mom and dad were there so Just grab some dinner with my parents and kind of had a chill night and you know nothing too crazy New York's crazy place where it's tough to get on the train. After I go from the guy sitting in a corner that no one knows to just from one little thing to you know. Hey how are you like when you get on the train and now I gotta take an Uber But You know it was nice. It's nice to be you know. Have that and I guess. That was a good celebration for me. The weeks to come and just kind of starting to roll a little bit. Did you get noticed a lot after that when you started hitting a walk off and people in the streets start noticing comparative to before. Yeah definitely I was kind of the no one. So that's not a bad thing. The Weirdest Fan Interaction you've had is there. One that stands out. I get follow. I literally. I've gotten followed by train and Hendrickson actually and I had to fake it off on aspirin. Probably say the same thing that was like one of the last times I took the train. Got Off with with me and my stop. I was like you know to some random hotel to make it. Look like I live there but Yeah I mean just little things like that but nothing too crazy. I mean taking the train still thinking here. Okay taken it. It's just so tough to get an uber from the stadium. You gotta walk the walk like one or two ways and sometimes uber doesn't come in. I know exactly who talk pain. And I'm like I end up paying the fake Uber outside those Daily Times. Three to take care of fifty dollars they marry a sign that says Uber clearly. Like four four one game coming out of this team. Give me an overview think. I think I'll have my. I think on my car this year so depending on where I live. But we'll see what's the living situation last year because the indecisiveness up down up down and this year you know you're GonNa hope hopefully be the whole year you know. What is that like and you still say hotel. I don't know how that I'M GONNA get. I'M GONNA get a places when you're when you're on the forty man. I mean I could have done last year too but just I didn't know obviously when I be there when you get called up you get seven days and so I think I got three weeks of hotels for free which is great but other than that. I just bounced hotels and then Yeah this year I just kind of want get some small. Just put my stuff too crazy to live like that. Balancing hotels needs. I would bring my entire life to the club house when we go on the road. You know it's not too. I don't think fans like realized that like hundred percent just something that just gets through suitcases. One goes in the road one stays at home. That's as your life live. Ep I feel like has been something this year. That's been tweeted about and covered more than past probably because we have a really good players on both sides pitching and hitting What is that dynamic? Who is a guy who you dread kinda facing out there like when Chapman Jaffe is going to be my guy especially being a lefty? Yeah Yeah just you know. It's never fun to face Chapman and nine thirty in the morning if you're anyone but I mean for me. I'm not a huge fan of live. Vp's I just. I don't have the answer. Not The energy. There's just no adrenaline there as well. Yeah it's just it's just kind of just take it as kind of seeing pitches and you know. Look at shapes shapes of the pitches and things like that but yeah I mean I don't WanNa face anyone on our staff Kathy. You know you got like sometimes leave. China thank God exactly. It's like a nice signed caller. At least I don't have to face. Have you faced him yet in the lobby now? I only had three Tommy Chad. Green Otero Tommy. How'd that go down the guy you just want to get ahead off? We Talk Shit to you. Of course you punch me out. So he's got it over. What are you talking through? Four straight CHANGEUPS. Kidding me through may three five. I mean it's so good that he just goes but he's he's got a little bit bigger break while this year so that'll help him out to look good and his in his one live that I saw and then Yeah I mean I think some guys worked on SOME DIFFERENT VISION. I think auto at the change will be really good. Shot seems to have a pretty good kirpal. So different shapes especially off of their of their fastballs and auto slider. He's got the pitch go and the other way so it'd be I mean it's the best bullpen in the game and they're probably getting better. You had map late to that equation to all the analytics behind that should be something mentioned Garrett Cole Have you have. You had any reactions with him. What what does he come off? What are your first impressions of him? Yeah he he's real. He really loves the game Hit yesterday not pitching nothing there the entire time which is awesome out of a guy like that. I mean. We don't have to be like that so just to have that. I think he wants to bring it into the clubhouse At least that's the feeling I get. Every time around him. Talks to the younger players especially pitchers but you can just tell it cares which is nice for a guy making that amount of money on that contract to help solve our again. I I when he has opening press conference and the guy has just signed with the New York Yankees lifelong dream. And he's out there thinking. I can't remember Tom. Heppner's two guys who just on the hall fame. And he just mentioned them and they have Marvin Miller. I think along with other guy and this guy's just want us to baseball loves the game and he seems like he comes off to a rocket scientist. That guy who just like he is like not only is he had this unbelievable God given talent but like he's so smart and indeed. A lot of a lot of our pitchers are are really liked. That a lot of men auto had that zone pitching lab right one point. You know So I think that you know the game they have a nice happy medium of using the numbers but also not solely focusing on them. You know they're concerned about. I want to see him after what they can improve on it. I think you need a happy medium in everything. Definitely what would you hit? Is You knew what pitch was coming. Every time it'd be a lot more fun I can tell you that much but mean look it is what it is it happened. Well ask hypothetical just in case I mean. I think you'd be surprised. What guys would hit with a t there because defense is real good in the Big Leagues? You know thinking t's hard fucking thing I definitely be higher for so you know that's Kinda everyone at this point who we're awesome. Yeah I don't really the only thing that kind of just coming out that could impact other people is that they don't know about in game video anymore which is which is kind of a big a big deal for especially kind of bench guys like. I need to see a window or the pitch is coming from important part of my daily preparation for the game. So we'll see what happens with that That would be unfortunate. I think a lot of people would be bothered by the hitters. Yeah so we'll we'll see what happens but that's basically the only thing. What is your routine like before? Seven o'clock one o'clock yeah me independent so if I'm starting it's completely different than when I'm not when I start. I take BP. When I don't I don't and I basically don't do anything. Get their one. But I don't do anything until like eight thirty. What he's not doing anything like what are you doing like go in the training room? Get loose Obviously we got. I got to go out to stretch. I'm I'm not going to be the guy that doesn't go out the stretch. So you stretch take ground balls do my defense stuff. But just don't have be and then come back in and kind of eat. Eat Your dinner and then I get dressed than kind of just chill. You talked about the spread though because I've eaten at the Abbey. This blue jays spring training. Silly fantastic man. Yeah I can only imagine. How's the meals in the in the DUGOUT clubhouse before the game I mean they do an incredible job? Everyone that works there. The two shifts are great. Sometimes they cater in. It doesn't get what's your favorite meal that they got you. There's everyone like I'm upset with him but I don't really. I generally don't even eat in the city a lot because I go have lunch. They're like why would you waste my exactly so you know. Uh Take my 275 train ride and then got follow but I really liked their surf and turf one that they do like once a week so I'll go. Yeah we question food yes so since you went to Princeton I had to ask. What's your hoagie haven? Order Dirty Sanchez. Extra dirty choice fat lady to close the Mac. Daddy never had it taken cheeseburgers and fried Mac and cheese bites. Sounds PRETTY GOOD BLINK. Once okay my family mutual respect the dirty game represents game recognize game on a thirty inches. It's what contenders Sanchez. Rise Cheese Mozzarella sticks in this like. Oh so these are fat sandwich. Yeah okay I know. That's not so realistic. Hold Shit the more of those. I love my mom extra dirty. Just extra extra salt. That's the name the names great. But they had the ping pong tournament or something like that. You made the elite eight yes. I'm not bad and I haven't played in a while when up against Kyle holder. Who's GONNA lose your winter? It's fine On the way who who did I play I think played a brave and the round before? He's actually pretty good. The game went to like thirty. Two thirty yeah. It was like way too long and I forget the first the first to power guide or like a spin guy. Defense Defense Defense is. Let them make to stay. You're a piece of shit. I to see the way he plays Ping Pong. Never seen anyone. I literally like Bitch Slap. 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But is there any like steny talks in the clubhouse of like getting pens from fans random ball? You don't know who you're shaking hands with these days like it's crazy. Yeah Yeah I think it's a especially being here. You know the three cases in Florida that are here in this county. It's like no shit talk tonight weekend. My favorite restaurants worked. I was about to eat it like two days ago. One which one Fresh kitchen kept hearing about this whole Goto. Yeah it's great. It's great. They have like seven restaurants in town. Oh boy all of them are great and a worker. There had it. Yes she just get gone back from Italy. She hadn't been there yet or anything but we'll see what happens with the business over there. During the virus roommate just got back from Europe void. No no no. I haven't seen him on the murder him and the body and we're GonNa work 'cause we talk about it and we told you about it and now that you've heard about this memo we're going to like this is going to be a curb your enthusiasm episode signing. There's a memo told us about the memo Paschall case own fake past. I mean obviously like you said you know. Both my parents are doctors so they were crazy. Okay down like a has met suit yes yet. It's crazy. They're great people but they're like. Hey just in case you know thing will come out of the bag just you up to the scene. I was wanted to go all the stair. We know you've got to get you out of here last question. What is the whole year last year at Yankee Stadium? What is it like planning stadium when the crowd is just going nuts? I mean for me dream come true every day. It's Cliche to say but it's what it is. I still look up and see Yankee Stadium. Every day I walk in and take it in. Just be thankful that I got there and you know. I'm kind of doing it for the team. I grew up loving and it's much nicer than walking into grand. Sign up just to see that in all the history there and he even just you walk through the clubhouse every day all the pictures all over all the stories some very funny ones up of of people but just all the history and being a part of that is really amazing. Absolutely anything else you gotta hear me. Cough Mills jumped over the Chen. Punch a conspiracy theory conspiracy is helping the world. Do you think we put walls around the ocean so we have no more no more soon. Nominees there's no more leaks. It's not going to the I feel like if you put a big ass. How's it going to get over when you're driving through the tunnel to from Jersey to New York you're underwater. I don't think it's GONNA work out. I mean I'm GONNA get their beaches I would be. Would there be a door. You see this going through your depend. How do you close? Close the door on all this stuff. I didn't actually question the stair the deaths they're talking and gave him when he was like sure sure. Do you have a favorite conspiracy theory? I love watching the documentaries. Obviously they do a very good job of representing their points all the time. I enjoy watching them. Not One favorite in particular but a lot that interests me They say they could say one fat. Might you sold. I'm this is what I wanted to work a long title of doctor of of all the I'd probably say well thinking about the the new world order one with the Denver airport stuff just yet. I'll say that one because it's just creepy big thing that got me was the barbed wire in. I was like this crazy. That's that point alone. So that's the point I was like. Oh God I'm never find a dead a good option. You guys go said Oh good Mike appreciate you coming on man. Wish all the best rest of spring. It's the regular season. We'll see you hopefully in Baltimore and I hope you guys kick ass this year and bring home number twenty eight. Thanks Mike for the product Princeton. All right we WANNA thank for hopping on. The show was ruined for him. The Jersey k the PRI- Princeton the son of two doctors on the fourth of July. I don't think Mardi liked that. He was born on the fourth of July of some. Go on I think. You had a comment about that but Always a great time with him. Happy he got that has mat. Su. He doesn't ask him he will. He will survive this whole this whole plague but Okay Tommy. What are you have to add? The you kept us all I mean we we. We can't go the episode without addressing or stay cops the stink that took the Internet by storm. Oh Mike It's worth not a steak. It's a London Broil so it does look different than a normal state. Here's my thing I don't know how to Cook Shit so I'M NOT GONNA. I'm not going to give you shit for looking that way. My issue is how can you look at that and then be like? I gotTa Take Picture and Brag about it on my instagram store. That's the problem. It wasn't like necessarily ragging just like I I. I don't know I don't know what I was doing i. I don't know I was a full bottle of wine into into my night and I just took a picture of some of my food. I don't know still funny though is so funny. The London Broil is a big part. I'll give you that. I don't think I think that was something that was I mean I. It's supposed to look different so but I am cooking again tonight and there will be. I believe it will be On Friday all this so being really was a milks to discuss. It tasted very good. Just a normal. It did not take the likely with this. Wet illusions walk now tasted totally fine and Yeah and it worked for me IT IT SO I. I won't be shamed commuted the conversation release. I didn't see all the mean comment because we're all not feeling great right now. What's going on so you know what I didn't need that negative attention and then I ended up. Yeah but it was all. It was funny. Low microbes one embroil. Okay not a steak people wanted to know if you if you season it with the pure good sherlock every thirty Yeah just stands. Everybody I hate all of you. Are you staying now? You side to stay in the city. I guess now I mean I'll give it a few days like to let symptoms come up. If it's the you know end up that I have it or how you know. Sometimes you just to carry her. You know I know that's the problem but but I'm saying like if I'm is isolated for a week and my roommates are isolated for a week. Hopefully spiders upscale fucking work. Then I feel like I wouldn't have it just because there would have been very few opportunities to get it. I Guess Grocery shopping delivery but yeah I don't know I mean I'm probably in the city for at least a while you're planning on hunker down here. Yeah I mean I'm hoping at least they can't shut down delivery right. Don't think so. If they do here they can't survive. I'm pretty sure San Francisco. The restaurants are still open for delivery. But I've seen mixed things on that like like some half the stay like I can't 'cause like I went to. The grocery store did find things to get. I'm already at a mini muffins. Though I woke up at three the morning Hungary and I just ate two bags. Mini Muffins. Got Dammit But also this is really bad for my question because I'm not going to eating great here moving up and my question cynical about the fact that I just wasted like nine months of my life going to the gym like getting ready in healthy and now it's just going down the fucking drain. You know that makes me really happy. I might start doing pushups and ship. I don't know I want to do that like whatever I looked worse. There's worse things going on in the war in a little bit today and I woke up to a texture both my roommates to their go. We gotTA figure this out. We gotta either run today or do push push us because we honestly have to like we get like I can't just like I'm thinking to help like a blood clot. If I write broher. Would people do in jail? They just start. I do along this weekend. Are you run by the water's Nice? Go run by the water. You can go outside. You just can't be go into places where everyone is right now touching shit for now we had under like hoboken rules. You can't yeah I don't think so go to a far restore not you can go to grocery stores. But you can't go out for like I'm saying I'm saying you can walk to a far grocery store if you like. I actually had a friend. She was picking up like a SA- medicine whatever and she just decided to walk four blocks to get. Some exercise walked back forty blocks. That's will run by the way I meant to say. Tommy always talk about pet peeves now that under my bed. More than ever. The number one pet peeve my life is when the sheets get They come up from the bed like that are tucked in and they pop out nothing. And then your feet your feet. A little coleman expose not. I'm dealing with three or four times a day where it just pops out because I move around a lot from my bed and it's so you're saying your bed all day I stay my bed told about right now. Maybe like an hour after aside from obviously going to the bathroom and then I'll head downstairs and I'll bring my TV ps four. Then start the show and eventually Cook Dinner. And then that's pretty much my life the Ivan sitting in my room like I've been trying to pretend like I'm at work like from you know ten to five or six. I just like sit said in my kitchen table or on the couch with my laptop just to pretend like you know. It's a work day before because I can't sit my room about drama. It's fucking nuts. That's a one talk proper. You guys roommates new coronary with like you're gonNA hate each other so fast like I'm looking at it will families. Whenever are your parents. My mom is she's supposed to. She's supposedly Florida signer. That's not hacking but yeah I don't. It's slipped this is hoping stinks assorted. We're we're losing like a year of the world basically. Yeah we just another. You're like rob from US route route but in terms of the show the short porch will continue at the absolute bare minimum once a week. But we might Once the interviews at least Because what we have one. We have sterling and Montgomery. Montgomery you more okay Jim More after this and then obviously gauge this situation at what's going on we'll be very transparent with all you guys But we'll be here. I don't know what will talk about whatever's going on this might not necessarily be a full. Yankees podcast moving forward because it definitely will not be able to. There's nothing to talk about. What the yeah there's something new player getting Gerona buyers. We'll figure it out maybe like I'm just throwing ideas in my head here. We could do like a alive watch of something not maybe not. I watched like a like you can hit play the same time we do. We watch like some kind of a Yankee movie. We'll run through ideas. We'll run through ever start What are we started? Tv Show US and the Audience Archer TV show and we do like a weekly episode recap. Yeah if you're listening to this Santos sending a text shortcuts. What you WANNA watch in. Tj Will Charlie okay. Okay I thought you just like create a TV show. I was like we're not doing that. say every Tuesday. We have an episode so we we do an episode where we talked to. You know you have to watch one season of this. Show my next to orient five episodes of this show by next Tuesday. We talked about it. Yeah I don't hate that at all. So yeah so yeah Tag Us on but all of us and then you'll give us ideas of what we should watch. So maybe that will that could be like the Because we usually due to Two Week in the summer. Whatever maybe that could be our Tuesday episode and Thursday. You know we're doing something else or whatever we're GONNA be here for you guys would give you as much as we can because honestly it's GonNa this is like honestly. This was therapeutic. Besides that I'm talking to three people. Four people over the last four days. It's K- Marco. It is my mother and my two roommates. I need to talk to more people. Otherwise I'M GONNA lose my mind so this was beautifully me and my friends through my friends from home. We're like we gotta have tomorrow night. Thursday eight PM. We're having a group based on just just to catch up like I think that's what people gotta do is just like you can't go out to dinner with your friends. A group facetime shoot the shit with the boys. Yeah I I agree. A hundred percent with that Okay well this is fun hopefully enjoyed the Mike Ford interview and US talking about this situation. remember the short anything Go follow on Youtube Albany posting the full videos of of. I don't know if we can do it of this. But maybe this or the the Mike nobody wants to the full video probably Schmo does than our bedrooms that the Ford. You'll be up there so we'll talk. Mint is up there. I believe posting more stuff to their Youtube Channel And then I mean maybe if I'm I'll be on the show actually played a random listeners of the podcast like when I just hit a random game like the other day ended up beating me in a walk off some really bad at the game but Yeah so I'll be on auto show and that's it so we'll see guys back here next week. Hope enjoy the episode. Stay safe out there. Wash your hands. Don't go outside if you don't have to be safe when you get through this together ashore Porsche. We'll see you next week later. Oh this is John Sterling. 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REShow: Luke Voit and Kyle Brandt. Hour 2 (12-09-20)

"This podcast is brought to you by microsoft teams. When there's more ways to be together there are more ways to be a team. I still think michigan waved. The white flag potentially avoids flying ohio state. This is the rich eisen. Show would be michigan verse. Ohio state live from the rich eisen show studio in los angeles. I'm not here for the whole michigan's duck in ohio state. The rich eisen show. It should not be under on the show pro. Football hall of famer. Chris carter legendary broadcaster. Kosta coming up yankees first baseman luke boy host of good morning football kyle brand nba on tnt analyst. Kenny the jet smith and rich is all right everybody. Our number two of the rich eisen show on the air. If you're just joining us my size are still hurting from how sheiks her. How hard we were laughing at. Bob costas joining us to personally confirm that the account that bore his name on twitter that was supposedly real was not him. The account has been since taken down. Everybody go back to your homes. There's nothing to see here but it was still laugh out loud hilarious. Bob's reaction to it. We're gonna place it up on our twitter handle at richeisenshow right away and also. It's on our youtube. Page youtube dot com slash richeisenshow. And of course for those who are watching us every single day on nbc sports on peacock and we say to our sirius xm channel to eleven nbc sports audio and also rich eisen show radio network listening audience. Certainly here in the mighty ten ninety in southern california. If you don't have peacock it free you can see it every day or show from twelve to three eastern time when it's all over ego to this part of the tile right up on your screen on peacock this sports tile and you can get every Every show you wish to to rewatch later on in the day got a check at all. We'll put it up there Karl brandt good morning. Football is going to be joining us in later on this hour. We'll talk about everything from last night's week. Thirteen finale of the ravens coming up with the must win the cowboys looking dreadful at three and nine right now kenny. The jet smith an hour number three is the nba. Season's gonna tip off Coming up a very shortly about ten days from now about two weeks from now actually the nbc's is gonna tip off everything going on with james harden and so on and so forth kenny. The jet smith will join us but here to talk about the us as courtesy of usaa talking about the army navy game that his brother played in and chris brockman. You know this is going to get some data points at home because you know we watch yankee baseball. Of course the man who led the major leagues in home runs this past season. First baseman of the new york yankees here to talk some football void. How are you luke. You're a yankee fan loop. Since staten island. I fell in love with the new york yankees. And i'm gonna date myself. Because i know you're you're a youngster luke. Twenty nine. I fell in love with the new york yankees when chris chambliss home. Run in one thousand nine hundred. Seventy six to make the world series on. I have been a diehard ever since and as you know look. I don't know if you've been watching my career at all as a broadcaster. I am a savage in in my version of the box. So that's me. Yeah you might be in the forty yard dash to all. I don't know about that. Luke i know about that. I don't know you don't steal a lotta basis But hobbling around the base band. Here man i can. I can beat this year. Well you certainly will. It doesn't matter. I guess when you put it over the fence you put it over the wall before we get into a little. Bit of everything going on How have you been handling your success. Luke i mean your life has certainly taken an uptick in in terms of recognisability and also success. What does this been like for you. The last couple years. I've been awesome in minutes. It's been a blessing for sure You know. I never thought i was going to trade it when i was in. Saint louis and You know i took it around with the man but you know my life hasn't changed me and i'm in the mid west boy. No i'm i just moved down to florida so i'm trying to get better at golf And then logan fishing so lively so and you grew up if a mama singing mid west in in missouri and now you are playing for the saint louis cardinals and you got traded. Was that something that Depressed you disappointed. You shocked you. How would you turn that. Even though you were going to the new york yankees i would say saint louis i know championships. So they're gonna go to the second best team in the united states. The yankees with the with. The most shamed ships all sports so We'll different obviously. The fans are allowed. different Everybody says i'm the first achey fan. That looks like a yankee baseball player. Whatever something like that but It's it's been awesome in You know playing the bronx getting the chance. You know it's a jungle man but you know midwest everybody love you you know they You come in from a different team whether he cubs reds you know the cardinals will show us. It's four view but you know they both houses and It's pretty cool to get your hometown team. But then you know. Get traded to you know to the yankee whether pinched which a lot of lot of unbelievable baseball players play trevor for so you got the perfect first name. If you're if you're hearing any bluebirds right look you got the perfect first name because you know when i got up i sucked in lucan meets so of course. That's a perfect way to do it. An of What was it like. However this year of playing with no fans in the stands. Though i mean. I cannot imagine how that must how weird that must have been. Start things out. Certainly you know You've been playing in front of even when you're playing pony ball maybe in front of your family. And that was that like for you luke You know i played a small school. You know missouri called missouri state so it was like planning you know missouri state but we didn't get a lot of fan but You know it's a lot different man you know. Obviously your different players right now. You can enjoy the city. you can't go out to dinner. You know On the road you're pretty much locked down and our hotels You know Played in buffalo. Which is different planning a aaa stadium. You know it's It was a grind man but twenty twenty minute grind for everybody and we fought our way through it and no fell short. You know nelson agholor eight but It was different man. We miss the fans you know they make baseball what it is. And you know hopefully You know spring training right around the corner. We can get things rolling rolling back to normal luke foyt here on the rich eisen show new york yankees first baseman and a man who major leagues in home runs right here on the rich eisen show okay. So you're you're talking about the army navy game because your your brother played in this writing. This is your military earth. I gotta say go on and be navy. Offices games. An unbelievable game but You know. I've i've got to go to a bunch of these and it's you know my favorite sporting event. I don't know if you guys have but it's it's it's going to beat everything you know. Usually the fans are more compassionate. You know it's a winner. go home game. Two boys always show opera. Honest records And she's overall experience you know with the with the cadets and midshipmen marching in flyovers and you know the whole week and leading up to it so easily. Get the boxing matches on thursday or friday. So it's It's all around. Awesome weekend but yeah partnering with usa. You know helped us army navy game help fans if you look at my ceram and twitter. You can see that. I posted a picture of me and my wife stadium snower. No we're used to go into and You know this year if you visit army navy house dot com W two winners from each side knows receive airfare and hotel in game the next year game which will be in the city which will be awesome. And then another thousand. We'll get a tremendous tickets so it'll be a fun little competition you can put up the best picture but Way to get the fan of boston's they can't be at upload a photo that shows off your phantom of army or navy and your favorite Army navy game memory. Your entered for a chance To win and to trip as you said including flight hotel and game tickets to the army navy game in two thousand twenty one. That's going to be in the city as you mentioned the great city of new york and again just to make sure everyone understands certainly navy fans or lewd void. Fans are yankee fans You're rooting for army. Because your brother. John is a west point graduate and played for army from two thousand fourteen to two thousand seventeen. Let's just make sure everyone understands that right loop. Yeah so yeah you know. My brother was the captain and Prime for their he was there five years crap and all four years of west point and then Yeah graduated a couple of years ago when you know. He's the reason. I wear number fifty nine now. Garrett took my number so a lot of fashion. And i probably have a reason you know pick number out you know with my brother wear enough. Not talk will hold on a second. Luke hold on a second. When you say garrett took your number you mean you didn't take any garrett cole dollars from him for that right he didn't give you anything he just took it luke. I know by word that good. I don't know maybe. I got a little dumb but okay i just wanna make sure i mean. 'cause he has all the steinbrenner dollars. Well the ones that stanton doesn't have he has all of them. So i just wanna make sure you did you. Were you. were able to wet your beak a little bit with something right luke for that mean. He bought me a house or your. If because if i'm not mistaken at least i saw on your instrument feed. You're expecting correct you and your wife for expecting look yet i kid so Super exciting Hey first trimester. So it's It's scary but you know. I'm super excited. This is great and fifty nine. Is your brother's uniform number. When he played for army sir. Yeah so we're in that family keep family so it's a unique number. I didn't know. I had no idea what number i was gonna have. You know i got my brothers. Jersey framed up on my wall and my man cave. And you know my wife was like mancha's be number fifty nine. I'm like how the hell did i not of that. I mean look different. All the numbers are taking their on hall because they've all been retired. Hey maybe fifty nine can go out there and monument park one day luke. You know what. I mean. I a or more home runs their brother. Absolutely so how you know. Obviously you're you're you're a man of stout size standing next to aaron judge. Luke is at a tough is a tough to shot for you or what taller. How much taller than you eighty six eight. That's it ha- so it's a tough to i mean. Between him and stand. They could go to point tight in the nfl. They're like to jimmy grants. So that's how tough a two-shot it is. Do you have a favorite. nfl team. Luke i heard you talking about Michigan how safe thing man yeah. I'm a huge football fan. I got like three. Tv's in my basement. That's all i do is like football okay. So what's your what's team. Who's your team. Well i'm from st louis. Rams broke my heart leaving. You know stand up and less again I moved down to tampa. So i'm hopping on the on the brady bandwagon even broke my heart about What nineteen years ago when they beat the rams in the civil law kerry there in playoff. You'll also so you're hopping okay. And then mizzou fan too. Okay mizzou fan. So is there a yankee fantasy. Football league is there something going on finishing eighth i I drafted michael thomas. I had the eighth picks and seven running backs went all in front of them out of cook at seven. He got taken by britain. I think and then. I had to take my thomas and that been the worst pick of all time the first round this year so I got screwed. It's a tough can't go okay. So who's winning the the yankees of fantasy football league right now I i know let's see. I think these days in britain one of coaches. i think he's in first place I think hicks. I remember the other two i. I lost the other night. When the i had a chance to get the sixty johnson. Johnson is going on touchdown so and had like six catches. So that's true so it's a pr league the new york yankees fantasy. Football league is a league luke. Well he only get half point only half point very good all right and when you say. Dj's in are you talking about twenty twenty one or what are we talking about. What are we going. Twenty twenty one to twenty twenty six. How good is that guy baseball player. How how good is that guy. Dj lemay you grinches. The reason we call him the machine then and It's it's it's he's the best that are you know seeing live. It's it's ridiculous. What do you mean not staying around hitter. hit it all over the place double singles. I said that's an interview before. But i think he's the only guy in the big leagues that doesn't get shifted because he has the ball everywhere. That's a good answer act. I mean that's why you are. you are. That's an excellent point. He is a machine he has just been dynamite fun to watch him and i hope he gets to stick around and then okay scale of one to ten. How much of is brett gardner luke. Scale of one to ten artists. Best man in the best. You guys saw it even more last year. We twenty plan helmet and it hit him in the face. And then he's counting. The top top dugouts best man at based on these. It's great that he's about so that's also it's eleven in terms of being rest one to ten. It's eleven for brett gardner okay. Very good or fifty nine to just keep this as a as a something for us to To have this this sponsored by number fifty nine the uniform. That looks brother. John war when he was in the army navy game and you should watch the army navy game on. Cbs at three eastern time and go to army navy house dot com with a photo of you showing off your phantom of army or navy with your favorite army navy game memory and you can win- chance to go to the two thousand twenty one game in new york city. Look thanks for everything that you do in. It's a yankee and for for helping promote a great sporting event and let's let's do this down the line. I will be more than happy to help you in your fantasy draft next year as a thank you all right maybe not a little bit of by yeah Go army beat navey there you go. Thanks for the call of the new york yankees they call. Dj lamont who the machine. That's a good point. You can't shift him again that you want to soga you want them in the worst way he's going to shift over to build. Yeah cousin steve we. Let's do steve cohen of the mets. Let's and you want them and boston. And you had on behalf of mike del tufo. I'm telling you both back off back off the machine. Keep away from our guys. Who is the machine in glengarry glen. Ross who was machine was there somebody that means he'll be recognized. Burke chrysler back that's right. There's a lot of machine chrysler. Is the machine levine. Was the machine. He was losing his fastball though. Put that coffee down. Abc closing for closer. I saw that scene the other day. I don't know why it's on my twitter feed it just popped up. I forget why. I forget why i think it was like at harris's his birthday and we're talking about people scenes that he was in alec baldwin bearing down on him in that scene. You drove to work today. And a hyundai. I drove to work in a ninety thousand dollars. Bmw and that was co that was created for the bears. Bears repeating that scene not in the play wrote for the movie specifically for alec baldwin. That scene is amazing. Like at he just hits it so far out of the part and the question is is that is obviously no well known. I think alec baldwin chewed more scenery in the department. Oh yeah i'll hold on a second. The glenn glad glengarry glen ross seen about eight minutes. I fan eight to nine only seen in the movie only seen in the movie but the people that were sitting there from jack lemmon to alan arkin to kevin spacey's assistant okay. All of them are in. This room had runs at office in this scene but she was not out wasn't there but he was. He dominated now alec baldwin in the department with a movie with everyone in it from leonardo dicaprio to jack nicholson to walberg was nominated. Your matt davis martin. Sheen think about that cast his name used to few he. Don every scene and alec baldwin was in he dominated in the offices dominic like hatreds overcharges this past week. Forty-five nothing. And of course as jack donaghy owned everything but he didn't chew it up and spit it out. And just say you know. That's filet mignon. That's what he did in the depart- one of my favorites. He's talking to Damon who plays colin and he was like i'm going to smoke. You want to get smoke. You don't smoke the health freaks. Go yourself wouldn't smoke. You want telling you he doesn't get for the driving. He doesn't get spoken about enough. When it comes to the departed. Because jack everyone's out dicaprio even walberg was nominated truly every scene. Alec baldwin appears in is just like cotton candy. It's it's the health this free kamei's in you know about you but when it is still all comes down to it you know going. Gary glenn ross. Is that whole scene like the first time you watch that senior and of course you know the the rain outside and you're hearing the silences her. The silent moments are just as powerful as the spoken moments. And i saw that the other day these leads. And you don't get them. I mean amazing. Have you guys ever seen boiler room. I only saw that once made. That is know very underrated boy. The room doesn't get talked about enough but that's a remote dropped for me every single time. That movies on eight four four zero four riches the number to dial kyle brandt. Let's get on a phone chat with good morning. Football's kyle brandt right here. On the rich eisen show eight four four zero four rich number two dollar. Take your calls as well now. There are more ways to be a team with microsoft teams with together mode. You can bring everyone together in one space in the same virtual room. 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I remember that dude's name hold on. I forget it. Right and an impala impala a body and polly everybody i am. I am polly over six hundred bucks back here on the rich eisen show. It's i mean talking that. I don't know gina smith had his jaw range over six hundred dollars on it was because of the corner went to that he no showed that led to the ryan fitzpatrick ero the jets. The jets are soap opera. Dude to versus mahomes allen verses big ben that's that's just two of his that's just two of the matchups week fourteen cannot wait. Let's talk about it with one of our favorites cow. Brand of good morning. Football and the ten questions with carl brandt podcasts on the wringer spotify how you call rich electric moment in the brand household a few days ago tell you kind of worn out our shows and entertainment and everything. We watched so many this year. So we're going back to things that we missed and we found this show that we're loving and it's called. I'm sorry seeing the show liking it and there's this fantastic female lead and it's all based in la middleware the episodes in the kitchen. My wife works on the couch. She starts yelling. Come here come here get in here. Get in here and i looked up on the screen and i see is in staring back at me. There at your house even away goldfish. I saw you in billions of senior bunch of things. I did so you read. I'm sorry i wanna say to you. I'm sorry i wish i would have been there. That looked like a bar. It was total blast kyle. And you don't have to apologize for anything. Because i like just sneak up on people like sneaking up on people and andrew savage whose dynamite i mean she's the creator and writer and she directed the episode that i was in She's just brilliant her daughter and my son go to the school same school together. Oh you know. And her husband jeremy's like hey you know there's a role that you might be perfect for. Would you be up for it. And i'm like are you kidding me absolutely where i play. Clueless dad who gives whose whose Whose kid is having a birthday party. And the The giveaway is a goldfish which only serves to create a problem in a household for apparent because goldfish and inevitably will die. And you nafta talk about death with your child and I thought that was brilliant. Construct and i'll be honest with you. the one senior frontiers. The only seen i'm in it. And i was disappointed when i got the script that i was only in one scene and then i saw how. I'm referenced the rest of the show with a curse word associated with my name. And i'm like. I actually might be better but i don associated with your name and the concept of that show. That's great is that he s. There's kid time and parenting but then there's the way that the adults talk when the kids aren't around and there's a moment in which Her husband who is the drummer from the wonders walks away from talking to you and is is palpably titillated from talking to you and she says something about. Put away your rich. Eisen rhymes with loner. And i was like wow. That's all that sounds like a fantasy team. Amazing legacy afraid to follow you around congratulate. Thank you. I'm gonna go deeper down this wormhole with you. Because i gave him. I gave andrea an idea that she never put into a show But the idea was born out of she was in the room. And i was in the room in the same audience at my sons and her daughters school and they were in the same school production. Same play and before the production started the teachers who were in charge of the production fact. All the parents who were helping out throughout the entire production. Make sure that it could happen. Okay and she said she didn't want to miss any of the parents names so if all the parents who are involved in putting the production together could just stand up so we can give everyone a round of applause and that happened and my idea was what if i was one of the parents who absolutely had nothing to do with. The production stood up in that moment to accept applause for being part of it. When everyone knew i wasn't i wanted to be that guy And create the problem. Do you call that person out. How do you call that person out. How do you shame that person who has no shame to accept that in front of the entire parent population. I think that's i would love that. That's rolling eleven play rich. I don't know if it is the jet fan and you maybe the coffee mug askew right right now but that is a very larry. citius storyline. Right there larry would completely call bs on the who stands for the applause later. Like would you call the person out. Like what would you like. Hey i know for a fact. You had nothing to do with this. Sit down reminded. Me of when a larry and cheryl go out to dinner with a couple of friends with and afterwards when the other person picks up the check they thank thank. The gentleman picks up the check. And then the wife says. Don't you want to thank me too. That's why you don't work. Thank you and it becomes a terribly awkward thing that she thinks she deserves. the with. Larry wasn't giving my gosh my dad. May he rest in peace. Loved that episode absolutely. Oh god he loved loved loved. All that cobb ran here on the rich eisen. Show you just mentioned By by By mentioning the jets a guess in a in a way. What happened with the jets. The end of this week. Where does this rank for you when your football viewing eight men at a quarterback in that situation to leave the rookie playing his fifth game undrafted rookie on an island against henry ruggs. Where does that. Old rank with greg williams. Dial up for your there. It's a half measure. I mean he could. He ate he could have sent eleven people back. And every layer of this is weird. I think one of the most underrated layers is the cornerback who was beaten his. Name's lamar jackson. What the hell is an undrafted rookie from. Nebraska named lamar jackson who guide it. Got gotta help him. It's not his fault I i was wondering if there was going to be buddy ryan kevin gilbride moment on the adam gates literally assaulting greg williams and i wouldn't have blamed him like i. If if you don't stand for anything point listen to say what you want about the jets whether the organization wants to win or lose. I have to get him. Gates wants to win the game and one was just completely taken from him. So i it's i i gotta admit i love listening to you guys during the commercial and i i heard the name i am polly. What's is away like a twenty thirteen time capsule but they're within poly and we've talked about this before rich there's only like three highlights in in jets history and i think it's joe waving the finger running off after the super bowl elliott and the monday night. Miracle bart scott saying can't wait. Those are the three good ones. But there's five hundred bad ones. And i can't think of a better one even even this side of the bus almost blast on sece's as Derek carr to henry ruggs beat to beat lamar even crazier shot the latest episode of the grind. That's going to be on epic's tonight at nine eastern time. I shot it yesterday. I had no idea but of course. Nfl films which produces it knows this sort of thing that rugs catch was fifty years to the day to the day when the old oakland raiders. Did it to the jets in shea stadium with a bomb from the middle of the field to beat them like literally you. I didn't know that. And they're gonna show that footage tonight. i'll take. Is that the right here. I don't remember that it's gotta be you know cool hefty years to the day it's insane it's insane when these teams get together i got kyle brent on the show okay to me the week fourteen schedule Certainly on the afc side is like a schedule version of an angry. Run where you know where where it just makes me want to get up off the couch and just going and stand up and go hit somebody myself. I this is. I mean kudos to the chef. You know an hour cats and mike north and the rest of the crew share. I mean i just wanna walk down with you. Certainly starting with the steelers team that you said was gonna go to the super bowl. Preseason just coming off of their first loss cook. Would you say that. The twenty first century version. And i know that he's been playing most of his football in the twentieth century of nah. Obviously all of it But josh allen is this generation's version of big ben. What do you think about that idea like it. I like the stature. I like the arm When i was coming off watching that bills game the next morning which i think i think was the best game of of josh allens. Professional career agree with that. I came away saying this guy. Looks like six foot five. Aaron rodgers like. He looks like a steely cold blooded. Sniper and i'm i'm there with you on the rothlisberger but honestly even better than big ben even even when in ben's early young young career winning super i think jackson looked more talented and a better runner like he looked the other night. Like a top because the thing is always with him. It's just the you need some poise. I i. I always compare him to johnny knoxville like east. It's crazy out of his backside. And he throws the people weren't receivers and he just gets a little sugar high sometimes not in that game. I mean he his pulse did not bounce the entire time and these are the games on national television now. The games that count and josh allen over the next month is going to be one of the few faces of the league. He's on national. Tv a bunch including this sunday night against the steelers team that catch a pass. Can't make tackle like there's there's blood in the water in pittsburgh. They went from eleven. O two like sound the alarm right now. Well because i guess conor needs to come back healthy have big. Ben throw it fifty times. Just can't just cannot do that. Certainly against a team like washington. I mean you're you're you're you're basically running straight into the the headwind with something like that. Yeah and the way that the bills looked again. I know that the forty niners are getting inconsistent play from their quarterback but the bills defense i would say is going to be amped. This is one of those games man. I wish you were fans i mean. Could you imagine the western new york getting kated. Everybody from pittsburgh coming up straight straight line be hanging out and burning tables in the parking lot all day. I mean that would be. This would be amazing if we got into this. I know i know i'm ben. Yes this is the time of year rich. When when the rich quarterbacks they get their their receivers and their lineman the gifts and they get the watch or the fancy grill or the atv or did they get gifts and they have everybody puts on instagram. Great if i'm rothlisburger. I'm gonna say enough of this. I'm trying to win a super bowl this year. This may be my last year. I'm gonna get from my wide receivers. They're gonna get them a gift. I'm gonna bite each one of them. A signature jugs machine with an extension cord so they can put it in their backseat. And remember how to catch. And i'm gonna put that on instagram. Because these receivers jew and claypool. They're great. I'm tiktok and good for them and god bless them. They've been terrible terrible on the field. I mean it's the to the to your point about the bills game. The steelers receivers have been embarrassed two weeks in a row and they're likeable guys young energetic group. They're going to go against the trae white. And the jordan and those guys in the bill secondary and the steelers better find their dignity backers. The steelers receivers completely embarrassed themselves. Get them on there. Was i think yeah. That's the co-signed from the coach right there. That's that's drop off sucking. We've got that so mahomes into two men. Oh my god right. I mean just when the dolphins by the way. I was talking about this. Because i you know one of my if you will. Four downs yesterday was The saints are a defensive team that you know in dressed up in offensive guru clothing or the great a right and but Pittsburgh has the number one scoring defense giving up seventeen point six right behind him as miami seventeen point seven here we go calvin. Oy was all over the place. And i know cincinnati cincinnati but He this defense is ready to roll. Flora's wants to have a pelt on wall and here comes kansas city coming in after a few weeks where they haven't been dominant. I mean they have. I mean it's been a walk. The jets game was the last time where mahomes did whatever he wanted to do. And there really was nothing in doubt okay And they've played at all. They played all like what happened against denver this past week. They also got in a shooting match with vegas right and kansas city also had that game against tampa where they got up big and did whatever they wanted in one quarter and then hold on for dear life so this one's going to be amazing to two versus six. Certainly if you think. The steelers have honorable later on that night. Kansas city doesn't want to have pittsburgh take the field knowing that they they they've already lost to this is big. I can't really big. And i i look at miami right now. There was that terrible ugly strange incident against cincinnati with the two special teams hits right and i came out of monday morning our show in the morning. And i said i wanna do a whole thing on brian. Flores gimme the tape of him. Gimme the incident. I want i wanna stand on a soapbox and scream about this I was discouraged from doing that. Due to sensitivity with the extracurriculars and i appreciate that. Why however brian floor is. I think one so much more love and loyalty from the dolphins locker room that he already had before that. If you have your head coach. I mean actually standing in the middle of the field looking for a piece of someone. Look there's a few coaches league would do that. There's a few coaches who would want to make you think that they would do that. And there are posers and they wanna be held back. Flora's was ready and he's his message was like you're going to hurt our guy and that's enough one time you can do it second time. I will literally fight you right here on the field for men in full pads. I got goosebumps. When i saw and i can't even imagine being in the locker room. Do not underestimate the power of a miami team that totally believes in its head coach on the last month of the season. I think they're incredibly dangerous and it would not shock me if they won this weekend at all and then rookie receiver lynn boden. Junior went up two floors after the everyone went back in their sidelines and try to floors of fist. Bump and flora's didn't basically returned to like. I'm your head coach. We don't. I don't do that like i just was out there but i'm back as on the side your he does seem to be hitting every note correctly Even with putting to a back in. And again i know it's cincinnati if they win against kansas city. You can point to the fact that he to a back in against cincinnati is an important an important moment and this is big for kansas city to basically say okay. You know you're nice feel-good story but It's midnight and you're pumpkin again. This is another one. I can't tell you how exciting this game is for me as well as the one that we just mentioned on sunday night football and then you've got A game that plays into our poll question. That i'm going to guess brockman ask you right now. You've got the colts at the raiders. Right there on the if you will new playoff mason dixon line. Go forward chris. Brockman got chris. Yeah kyle who ends up the seventh seed in the afc. Colts raiders ravens. Patriots colts raiders. Ravens patriots I i do not believe in the patriots. And i know there are some of the most dangerous words to say and all of these dangerous when tom brady was the quarterback cam right now is reminded me of something. The boston fans have seen before they reminded me of the big shamrock. When shaquille o'neal showed up at about thirty six years old contributed was fine but gas not himself. And the difference is is that cam does not have the big ticket and paul pearson and around me has a gun or chefs. God love i do not think the patriots are going to get there The dolphins i really like the raiders. I am such a fan of the raiders brand and company. And i want them in the afc playoffs it is someone in the wwf rail rumble that shake things up. It's a bad guy. Big john i want them in. But god i just saw them get destroyed by atlanta and need what appear to be an inside job to beat the new york jets. Who might be. The worst team ever assembled so. I think it's going to be the raiders and brockman. Tell me again. who am. I missing ravens and colts. Choice that you've just got to go man. What we saw last night from baltimore is is exactly what you don't want to see if you're one of these teams like that colts dolphins all these damn. We did not want to see lamar going i. It was like a A proverbial home run hitter. Say whoever you want adam dunn ryan howard mark maguire. Who hadn't hit went on a while and just decide to swing out of his shoes and it went about six hundred feet them getting that run game going shock and awe Absolute shock and awe. So i'm gonna say despite that my roundabout answer. I never out frank reich. Rank reich gets out of bed down four touchdowns in in a fight. I don't think the colts are going to get there. What happened against tennessee. I'll bet on them and the ravens Conference record right now is also tiebreak for them. They're they're that's the reason. Why there behind the raiders right now having the same record Their conference record is is a an issue in a problem and here the browns who who just and again that's added pushes the best and that's what this week is amazing. It ends with it ends with the browns trying to just absolutely. I d clete the ravens. I mean the ravens is. We know have given the browns and baker mayfield their worst losses in the baker mayfield era and there. They are even though as you mentioned you know having a home run hitter back in the groove again. They're still on the ropes. Here and boy. I mean this would be the knockout. This would be just a way for them to also say we are here and we are for real and we are ten win team for crying out loud and we're gonna break that seventeen season playoff drought and so on and so. That's why i love this week. Man fourteen is amazing. Yeah just stakes. The browns get the ten wins and knockout the mvp the flip side of it being the ultimate back to the shallow and loss for the browns should the baltimore ravens roll over them if they ask same old browns and guess what bigger those commercials ain't so funny anymore. It's it's the stakes is swings. Either way it's going to be a huge statement next day kyle. Thanks for the time man. I'm glad you've found. I'm sorry it's a brilliant show. That's a good the best. I'm gonna go watch. I'm sorry Rich in the meantime one of these days we gotta do this in person in the meanwhile i will be enjoying my rich eisen phone. That's it brought. The is off for the for the rest of two thousand twenty. Is your season two next year. Okay fantastic and well done Thanks for the do it again. Soon call brent right here on the rich eisen show. I love him. And he's what a what a mind i mean. Seriously to equate cam with the big shamrock shack is an outstanding. You know now. You could see why simmons loves having him on his platform right there. I mean that's a. That's that's that's his simmons as you can get right there to take the good threat to take that new england Combination than adam dunn. I haven't heard that name in a while but it's not a bad that's a. That's a good analogy guys. Been striking out a lot but only connects. That's a six hundred dollar. Yeah and that's why. I kind of was talking to his language. This week's schedule is the angry. Ron it gets me off my couch. And i am excited for it. We got two more days to chop it up about what this is including tomorrow night's kickoff tomorrow night's game normies a big one in both conferences. Bella check mcveigh. Oh baby here we go here we go. Oh let's take a break. Your phone calls eight four four two which will take him. Set up our number three as well with kenny. The jet smith. That's right here on the rich. Eisen show on nbc sports on peacock now. There are more ways to team with. Microsoft teams bring everyone together in one space with a new virtual room. Collaborate live drawing sharing and building ideas with everyone on the same page. And make sure more of your team is seen and heard with up to forty nine people on screen at once. Learn more about all the newest teams features at microsoft dot com slash teams. Can't talk about this enough. I mean sunday night. Football and then. Kudos to nbc. And you know for their week fifteen flex. There's no chance right or is it. Cleveland at new york is a cleveland at new york. Is that what it is. Cleveland at new york. I i don't think fox was sitting there after week. One and two when the giants gets waxed by the pittsburgh steelers. And i know i got somebody at twenty percents. That wasn't in doubt at all that night you know score wise it might have looked somewhat close at some point but it wasn't and then they lose saquon and week to the giants. Cleveland gets destroyed by the ravens. And then they bounce back against cincinnati and everyone's probably thinking well you know. Joey bosa wasn't much chops in the nfl. Not knowing that the cleveland browns were about to go on a four game win streak and back here on the rich. Eisen show on our radio network and the new york giants. You know fox couldn't tell that they're moxie against the bears. Almost winning that at the very end having lost saquon barkley was an indication of how tough this giants team was going to prove. Nbc looking at that game cowboys in forty niners after looking at the cowboys last night and the forty niners looking the way that they did this past we can say let us go and let us get cleveland at giants for sunday night football. I'm all in outstanding flex. What flexes therefore couldn't be more fired up. And you know you understand where. I'm going with josh. Allen is a younger version of big ben tall big arm to get out of the pocket. Difficult to take down takes chances and the young big ben. For those millennials. The young big ben. He still is this way most quarterbacks when they're hit the play over for big ben when he's hit the play just begins and i think josh allen is kind of like that at that size but kyle brandt like kind of honed it. You workshop at six foot five address. Yeah i think. Josh allen could be better than ben roethlisberger this weekend though he can be and that would be big for the buffalo bills. Just big huge because then we'll be talking about. Can they catch the steelers. In the standings game back that's correct with a with tiebreak in their pocket can go from undefeated to maybe not even being one of the top two seats as possible because pittsburgh still at the end of the season man week. Seventeen and they're both thirteen and three boom browns to seed. Excuse me bills to seed right. Maybe the browns could be the steelers. Could fall into the wild card. I don't even know i. It's possible. I mean i don't at is in the room. He's in the room right now. The two and i don't know the full other tiebreakers right now. Pittsburgh has already beaten cleveland. This year season ended. That ended cleveland's first four game win streak of the year and have to last time that happened for the cleveland browns. Nine hundred sixty seven talked about that earlier in the week. Let's go back to the phone lines. Right now. Jason in miami or here on the rich eisen show. What's up jason. Hey tell you how are you. My day reminds you rich. I got two things. I wanna get you quick. Okay i want to remind you of something that happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety six go to the nba san antonio spurs her at a good team of perennial championship contender. But their best player got hurt went down and ultimately they wound up having to work record in the league. What are they do. They drafted tim. Duncan the rest is history so listen all of the cowboy fan right. Stop it stop with routing win i. I'm i'm on your side. Rich stack does l. Maybe right now. We got the fifth draft day. It's not like we're just bad for being bagged. They don't have the quarterback so let us get these elle's less draft pick and listen. Tj this is what you If they draft. I know jerry. Likes chinese things if they draft one skill position of out of line and we need to face. We neither free safety linebacker. I don't wanna see no more receiver running back on the draft. Great els get into the draft. Next year will be better year. Okay tie two things jayson one it. It's not that they don't have a quarterback right now. You know. Andy dalton when protected by the way andy dalton has got a revenge game this week if there is such a thing their take on the cincinnati bengals. And you know he. He's not being protected. Well enough or the defense just can't can't play the way that it's playing so they should draft somebody on defense at that top level pick and they should get that playmaker and you're right. They should not go there. And in terms of you know losing all the games and hearing what. I said an echoing that sentiment Still when it comes to it You're not catching the jets. That's one thing number two. I feel like there should be a seinfeld moment. chris. I invented. It's not you. it's me can't tell me it's not you. It's me i invented. It's not you it's me jason. Don't get. I don't mean to get my my i got my dander up here. You're you're again. I just don't want anybody coming close to the jets. Everybody back back. Oh no. I'm good with the fifth pick for big. I'm good with okay. Thanks for the call point. I want to assure so last week. You guys had. The poll about the fictitious movie character would potentially do well and daniel. Jeremiah came on sauce in the nfl. Right so i was talking to my wife my wife everything and just with al like we check this out. We were talking about movie characters. And she's the movie person of the family. So i ran down for her. Let her hear the podcast. And she talked to all her work renzo. It became this whole big thing her job just based on the retirement so so it's not just passed it on. I spread the love. Thank you and let it let it fester like that but two things i know that day is because you already had one adam sandler character right. I'm pretty sure you guys mentioned Longest yard. i don't remember. But i'm pretty sure that was in the conversation. Brockman went with Know the movie. Yeah but do you remember. Do you remember a fast times at ridgemont hot. Sure do you remember when coli wreck. Jefferson's car and how he played the following. I guess it's high school the following friday night jumping. Over the line of scrimmage your yes we actually had jefferson in this conversation but decided it was a little bit too obscure based on everybody else surveys. Thanks for the call. We appreciate it. Thanks for passing it along to your wife too. Jefferson was because he was still in high school right. Yes oh we decided he. Couldn't i understand eligibility rules by the way if anybody's wondering what we're talking about it was the twenty second anniversary of the waterboy coming out and so we decided which fictional movie football character is worthy of top overall pick status and we had daniel jeremiah on to discuss it. And that's still is. I think over. The last month are most viewed video on youtube because people are sharing it within their family to say you got to see this india. Dj dynamite breaking it down. They'll number one. Jeff in detroit's you're here on the rich eisen show. What's up jeff. Listen here. I was having such a crummy day and i'm gonna tell you. This is why i love you. You and my cousins have put on a performance today. That has rival any as don rickles and johnny carson. That interview with bil- nope i ride. I call you guys one bunny. Tv man was fun malaria. Well he's he's one of the best storyteller and he's one of the funniest guys you can meet in. His use of the english language is just remarkable and then of course you just have all that you put it into the hopper the absurdity that he would be on twitter and so i'm opponent into a stand up comedy who what it was. Just it was wonderful. You've got knocked it out of the park right back at you know you are having a better day. Man bob costas. I remember letterman once. Had him report from hospital. Letterman did new year's eve show and he had bob report from hospital to interview the parents and the staff delivering the first baby of that year and he was brilliant. I remember this. He was brilliant. I hope it's on youtube. I she said something along the lines of like Dave i'm here at the hospital and you know I'm interviewing these people and they can barely be heard over the plaintiff wails of people asking for medical attention but they're not available because they're talking to me something along those lines could not be funnier. What a great conversation. We just posted on her twitter feed at richeisenshow that was just dynamite. He's not on twitter by the way definitely not Do you have a news. Update coming up next hour. Chris you got one of them. Sure i can throw big fantasy news on his injury up. Oh boy and kenny the jet smith. We're gonna talk some association. That's coming up. I am in fantasy league playoffs. We are today that chris will pull despairs. Made it and it is official. What come back. News advances jerry cantrell out of his own league at the defending champ. There will be a new champion of the allison chains league and we words. I never thought it would say there is going to be a new champion in the fantasy football league of alison chains. Because we chris brockman beat duff mccain to bounce jerry cantrell that happened to greats from the pacific northwest taking over kagan beaten. But he's in it. Jerry cantrell because of it. We're in out and the miz advanced barely made it. He's he's six feet. We're five right. Yeah who we be who we taken on. I saw this morning sad. Though in the first things i see is what is trending on twitter and then after that it was who replaying. We are playing in this. Let me get it right here. Almost their playoff bracket. Let's get to it. We are playing the beverly hills goon squad. Whoever they'll that is walking playoff we are and then Duff mackay gins taking on ms micah. 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McGwire vs. Sosa  Saving Baseball | 1

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McGwire vs. Sosa Saving Baseball | 1

"It's august nineteenth nineteen eighteen ninety eight humidity hangs heavy in the air around the i._v. Outfield walls of wrigley field today america's favorite lovable losers the chicago kogyo cubs play host to their despise national league central rivals the saint louis cardinals the game doesn't start for an hour but the bleachers are already ready loaded with fans hoping to take home a souvenir even batting practice the crack of mark mcgwire's bat on the ball as he jacks home runs john's sounds different the cardinals first baseman bulging popeye forearms swing a 35-ounce rawlings big stick the heaviest bat any player uses in major league baseball two decades of training have moulded his muscle bound six foot five inch frame into a booming ballistic like weapon mcguire has worked tirelessly for years all to be able to do this bash homers for screaming screaming fans all over america wherever he goes now even despite all the bad blood of a rivalry here at wrigley in chicago. Thousands thousands of fans arrive early two games to watch big mac crush moon shots. He's chasing the most hallowed record in baseball roger. Maris's sixty one home runs in a single season. It's been thirty seven years since the record was set. Barely anyone in baseball has even flirted with its since even the rival fans here in chicago who booed him. Just last season can appreciate what big mac is trying to do this summer. It currently at forty seven homers with thirty nine games to play. He just needs fifteen more to set the record. It's possible maguire digs his cleats into the dirt of the batter's box. He sets his hips squares his vision. Every motion is perfect precise seis but even the best sluggers go through slumps. Big mac is mired in one of his biggest of the season and if it keeps up he'll be just another name in a long line of contenders who fell fish short of glory mcguire knows he's supposed to break sixty one. It's what he was born to do. It's what he's devoted his life to but all the bicep curls squats and supplements implements in the world can't prepare you to carry the mental weight of staying locked in for a hundred and sixty two games handling the spotlight has always been the shy maguire's achilles heel and now someone's really testing that in fact as of three days ago a new challengers pulled even in the home run race his name sammy sosa the guy yukking it up in the cubs dugout right across the diamond chicago's rightfielder is the streaky est home run hitter baseball has ever seen after setting the record for homers hit in a single month with twenty in june and he's on the greatest hair of all time. He's also a brand new media darling every time he opens his mouth. It's a sound bite. The country's falling in love with the goofy guy who can't stop destroying baseball's across america. Sammy turns to home plate to watch mcguire. Take his pre-game hacks. There is luck. They not polite smiles recognition. If anyone can appreciate the pressure that big mac is under it sammy for the last two months they've shared the spotlight and now as sammy thrives marks wilting but in one hour they go head to head bat against back. We'll sosa continue to stay hot can mcguire turn it around. Can either of them break sixty one. Only one thing is certain with history on the line. Neither slugger is swinging for second-place sports. Wars is brought to you by chase so you're ready to buy your first home nice at chase. They know you don't like to dive into anything this big without a game plan there in your corner see other lenders incentivize the upfront transaction but chase plays plays the long game actively managing your mortgage over time as a chase customer. They'll save you money over time by showing you how you can lower your monthly payment or or even pay off your mortgage faster. 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An equal housing lender from wondering i'm dan rubenstein and this is sports wars <music> in nineteen sixteen a pitcher notch twenty three wins one hundred seventy strikeouts with a one point seven five era nine shutouts and twenty three complete games but that's that's not why we remember babe ruth. It was his blasts bombs. Jacks for baggers round trippers grand salamis. There's something immortal immortal about getting to blast a ball over a faraway wall and getting to take a victory lap right then and there no sports achievement feels quite as mythical as baseball's homerun after ruth set the record with sixty in nineteen twenty seven his mark stood through the great depression world war two the birth of the atomic age the creation creation of television and kennedy's first year in office when roger marris broke it with sixty one in sixty one it stood through vietnam the moon landing watergate reagan the birth of the home computer the cold war and bill clinton's first term in office breaking the home run record means making history but the nineteen ninety ninety eight home run race between big mac mark maguire and slamming. Sammy sosa is far more than just a time capsule. It's a glimpse into what is timeless about americana americana with every swing maguire sought to fulfill his all american destiny with every swing of his sosa elevated his rags to riches assent sent to see just how high he could fly. This is episode one saving baseball. It's august eleventh seventh nineteen ninety-four the major league baseball offices in manhattan feel like a funeral parlour commissioner. Bud seelig can't believe it has come to this tomorrow. Major league baseball players will officially go on strike ceiling reflects on the chain of events that led here. What could he have done differently bentley how much of this is actually his fault. Four years ago seelig faced a different showdown with the players he wasn't commissioned then but but rather the owner of the milwaukee brewers he and the rest of baseball's ownership stood accused of colluding to keep free agent salaries low and from growing the players brought three separate lawsuits taking on the owners arbitrators found the owners guilty each time they're fine two hundred eighty million dollars ceiling was widely considered to be the worst offender player enemy number one which was why two years later the players union was none into pleased when he conspired with the other owners to fire commissioner fay vincent and take the job for himself at that time baseball's collective the bargaining agreement was set to expire the newly-installed commissioner would lead negotiations with or against the players in his park avenue skyscraper ice scraper corner office ceiling allows himself grim smile at the memory he thinks honestly it was almost worth the fine to stick it to them like what's not priceless the billions at stake with the sports expanding television rights. That's why he made his power move. The revenue pie is growing and seelig wants to make sure the owners keep the biggest slices for themselves. Let the old agreement lapse on december thirty first nineteen one thousand nine hundred ninety three and waited six months to send the proposal. The players showed up attended spring training and went through the first third of the season under a cloud of uncertainty. Here's the new offer is taking so long. Seelig logic let these prima donnas learn that the upper hand is the one that signs their checks but now the acting commissioner reaches the part of the story that gnaws at him when he finally sent a proposal on june fourteenth. It was more than fair. Yes the offer included a salary cap. It eliminated contract arbitration and capped what quote franchise players would make in in seven years. The players salary would more than double and still he thinks the players had the audacity to reject it. Just once seelig wants to to tell these spoiled children the way it really works ownership puts down hundreds of millions of dollars on twenty-something jocks who are just one injury it from being a bust the owners take the risks. They should get the rewards. That's capitalism. You don't like it. Don't play in our league seelig knows he can't. I'd say that that's fine. There are other ways to play hardball. Another smile crosses his lips another fond memory two who months ago seelig withheld a seven point eight million dollar scheduled payment to the players pension fund. He knew exactly what he was doing. It was the equivalent of a a pitcher throwing at batters head a brushback it seelig saying you're in my house. Don't forget it still. He didn't expect the players to charge. The mound sounded actually go on strike seelig clinches his jaw his miseries replaced by resolve. It had to be done. What's good for the owners is good for baseball spall. He thinks we're the stewards of the game. We're the ones who keep the lights on. We're the institution and he'll be damned if he's going to let the players ruined and he and his built for so long it's one day later august twelfth chicago illinois roy sammy sosas stuck at a red light and the downtown loop feeling absolutely sick to his stomach. It's not the rabbi. He just ate for dinner. It's it's that he didn't show up for work today. Sammy hasn't failed to show up for work since he was a kid shining shoes for seven cents a pair. His stomach keeps grumbling. This strike is already taking a toll on him and it's only day one well. He thinks at least the white sox traded him across town to the cubs two years ago. The south off-site or sox chicago's overlooked team were in first place in their division at the time of the strike a near lock to make the playoffs sosas never been to the playoffs. It's a strike kept him out of the playoffs. He probably wouldn't be able to eat at all. This will get resolved soon. He tells himself professionals in their a fancy business. Suits will fix this and he'll be back at wrigley in his pinstripe business suit playing ball in no time. There's too much money to be made. He tells himself that's what makes those guys tick. Sammy was hitting three hundred his best batting average ever when play stopped fans were finally starting to come around to the one they called sammy so so the one who's jerry curl flattop haircut. They mocked on sports radio. He was winning them over at last this. Can't it'd be taken away from him. He's worked too hard. He closes his eyes for just a second to say a little prayer. Please let this strike end. Let me play a baseball again. Let the fans love me and tell my stomach to knock it off to. He opens his eyes. The light turns green good omen. Sammy flips on sports radio. He hears a caller call. The players greedy punks who are killing. What could be a great season. Sammy amy turns off his radio and now his stomach grumbles even worse than before. It's late august nineteen ninety-four. The strike is two weeks old. Mark maguire comfortably reclines on the back porch of his swanky southern california mansion. He has a very different take on baseball's work stoppage deep down. He's an old school baseball purist. He thinks they're lucky to already be paid what they are but this time off might be exactly what big mac needs to save his tail spinning career last season his eighth in the bigs he he hit nine home runs for the oakland athletics nine like some sort of spaghetti armed middle infielder all leather no stick. I hadn't excuse thinks mcguire his plantar fasciitis a constant searing pain in his foot his at the plate had never been better. His mind was right it but it was his body that failed him looking back. Mcguire knows that as manager tony larussa had no choice larussa had to shut down maguire's wires season. He had to make sure that the stubborn mcguire didn't grind his body down straight into early retirement after mcgwire hit the disabled list. It was time to see doctors. There were specialists with conflicting opinions scalpels jockey surgeons to see who get the honor of getting a baseball superhero back in his super suit. Dr donald baxter of houston one out he carved out maguire's foot and released thirty percent of the fibrous tissue tension with the foot other doctors said released the full hundred percent but baxter convinced maguire on a conservative approach. Take the edge off the pain and let mcguire trained himself into into shape over the off season more gradual less risk it didn't work mcguire was in and out of the lineup all year playing playing only twenty more games in one thousand ninety four then he did the year before we're still hit the same measly number of home runs just thinking of it makes pound the woodvale of his patio and frustration nine. Big mac is not himself. The surgery failed this it. He thinks six all star star teams the rookie homerun record world series ring heck mcguire even stumbled into a little bit of celebrity as half of the so-called bash brothers with his former oakland teammate mate jose canseco all in all. It's still a really impressive career. It's just not his career. Find isn't good enough. He's been the very best at every level since the moment. He picked up a bat. A pathetic nine home runs certainly isn't the best that's why the strike distasteful full as it may be to him. He's a godsend. It's time off to heal to retool to reflect. These positive that baseball can go on strike. It will come back and so will he. He picks up the phone and dials a local number doc. I'm ready to cut that last seventy percent. It's september fifteenth nineteen ninety-four. Sammy sosa kicks his his feet up and first class on a boeing seven thirty-seven the fasten seat belt sign lights up and dings the plane begins its final descent to the dominican republic doc. Usually this makes his heart flip a little leap of joy. He gets to see his people friends and family who love him no matter how many times he strikes out but he's not really in the mood to see them now yesterday. Commissioner bud selig called off the world series the first time in ninety years. It's happened the the season is officially dead so the chicago right fielder bought his ticket to the dominican republic months ahead of schedule and boy. Does it still piss tim off. Individually he was having an incredible season on pace to join willie mays and ron gant as the only national league players in history with back to back seasons hitting thirty home runs and stealing thirty bases. You don't win a trophy for doing it. Though so so subodh himself a flashy chain to commemorate the achievement the chain reads thirty thirty spelled out in twenty four carat gold but his team the cubs dead last in the division and their abysmal record wasn't even the worst part of it. Veteran players didn't like him pretty obviously jealous of success. He thinks sports writers accused him padding his stats with meaningless steals. The chicago fans piled on saying his thirty thirty necklace was yet another example of sosa being a me-first player so so looks out at his home island is the plane begins. Its final descent. He thinks if his team real where the pew ends and children ball all season is coming fast draftkings never one day if the sports writers saw where i used to draft kings but the leader one day fantasy football resum resum is celebrating my huge. Everyone contests if the fans store where i bought my mom a single cigarette for a birthday present than they get what a gold chain represents as the plane's wheels touchdown on the tarmac. Sosa makes himself a promise. I won't let the idiots doubters get me down. I will raise my play to the next level and force them to celebrate with me. It's february seventh nineteen. Ninety-five mark maguire reclines on his couch in front of the t._v. His recuperating foot elevated on cushions. He's been waiting all day to hear the outcome. Tom of a white house meeting between the player wraps the owners and president bill clinton. Surely the president can bring the two sides together right on tv. The commander-in-chief mandarin chief steps up to the podium and the press briefing room. I hope that tonight becoming ought to tell you that baseball was coming back in one thousand nine hundred five in order while this evening golfing that might be the case. Unfortunately the parties have not reached american. People of the blues mcguire can hear the exasperation of clinton's voice even though the all star is still recovering the irritation haitian with the strike has now infected him to the lost season has cost the owners five hundred eighty million dollars the players i have lost two hundred and thirty million dollars in salaries and now both a._b._c. and n._b._c. have opted out of their t._v. Deal it's the costliest most bitter most public hublin work stoppage in american sports history but that's not what's going to big mac. It's that the owners are planning to bring in replacement players players for the upcoming spring training and then if there's no resolution the regular season he thinks that's not baseball at the scrubs playing dress up in his uniform he earned these wannabe punks did jack squat adding insult to injury maguire's heard rumors that some guys are considering playing overseas overseas in japan big names like leo franco kevin mitchell and shane mack each of them a three twenty-five hitter. He's real players. It could turn out that the hokkaido okita nippon ham fighters and feeling better team than mark zone oakland as mark flips off the tv and discussed. He's seriously starting to wonder if there will even be a baseball league to return to if no when he heals up it's march thirty first nineteen eighteen ninety five sammy sosa takes his mother's hands and shinya celebratory samba over the tile floor of her kitchen. The strike is over and it's a latino who just ended it and united states district court judge. Sonia sotomayor decisively ruled against the owners when sosa osa. Here's the news over the radio. He feels a spark of hope for the first time in months. Finally somebody with some honus stepping up to the plate judge sotomayor didn't waste time and she didn't mince words for two hours she grilled council then retired to her chambers to deliberate fifteen minutes slater she returned to issue her ruling on a strike that had dragged on for two hundred and twenty nine days so to my or ruled in favor of the players restoring orange free agency and arbitration and binding both parties to the expired collective bargaining agreement until they hashed out a new one when you cut through all the legalese is to sosa. There's really only one thing that matters baseball is back. Sports wars is brought to you in part by lifeproof makers of action ready phone cases designed to let you live fulltime. 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Mom five dollar deposit required deposit bonus requires a twenty five time playthrough eligibility restrictions apply see draft kings dot com for details. It's april twenty-sixth nineteen. Ninety-five sammy sosa stands in the outfield at cincinnati's riverfront stadium waiting for his teammate jim bolinger to throw his next pitch so far. It's been a mixed bag ugh of an opening day so so stole his first base of the season in the first inning he got his first hit the season and the sixth getting good on a single down the right field line however he he can't ignore the airplanes circling directly over his head. It showed up last inning an hasn't left since the constant drone of the engine alone is an annoying distraction action but it's the banner the plane flies that digs a pit in the right field or stomach squint at big block letters that read owners and players to hell with all of you when the plane i arrived the fans cheered biggest roar of the game bigger than strikeouts or steals. R._b._i.'s sosa showed up to play baseball fall. The fans showed up to air their grievances. It's gonna be a long season. It's september sixth nineteen ninety-five the oakland. A.'s are playing the boston red sox but maguire's taking a rest day. It's been a successful and familiar year. He was named an all star a couple months. Go and he's back as a cornerstone of the as lineup. He's been an r._b._i. Machine but last month you had to go on the fifteen day disabled list with lower back back pain and his manager tony larussa. 's not taking any chances. It's why big mac is pacing back and forth between the dugout and the television set in the clubhouse instead dead of playing his usual first base like the rest of the country maguire is watching the broadcast of the orioles game in camden yards in baltimore. He's watching the orioles cal cal ripken break the unbreakable two thousand one hundred thirty consecutive games played streak. The record was set fifty six years ago by the ironhorse earn horse himself lou gehrig major league baseball has pulled out all of the stops tonight to celebrate ripken's incredible achievement and to hopefully win back the fans favor post-strike hank aaron ernie banks joe dimaggio and bill clinton are all in attendance before the game. David letterman introduced ripken on the jumbotron voltron. Tom selleck the man with america's mustache gifted ripken a commemorative bat to kick off the game branford marsalis played his grammy winning saxophone phone rendition of the national anthem maguire's not jealous of the pageantry although he can't help but think it sure is a lot of fuss over romance simply showing up to do his job but make no mistake maguire is jealous of ripken's durability big mac wishes he could do it the ripken way show show up consistently with that lunch pail attitude day in day out for thirteen years straight and there's another twinge of envy as well sports writers around the country are crowing nonstop that ripken's streak and record have helped to save baseball acquire knows that the sport is much bigger than one man but he can't help but wonder what it would feel like if maybe just for a moment he were a part of the reason that people were to fall in love with baseball all over again. It's late february nineteen ninety eight in mesa arizona sound carries for miles in the crisp desert atmosphere era of the chicago cubs spring training facility but sammy sosa is noticing what he doesn't hear. The press box is silent. Sosa expected reporters orders to turn out this year since his allegedly curse squad is looking as good as they ever have lately but he's been in the league long enough to understand why they're they're not here at the end of one thousand nine hundred five despite ripken's big achievement league attendance was down twenty percent. The shine of workman-like record wasn't sexy enough to bring back young fans. It would take a lot more than showing up for work to save baseball and certainly take more more than the cubs. Perhaps looking like a playoff team in spring training. The commissioner's office knows this to seal not an idiot. That's why he's trying signed to sell the national media on the granddaddy of all baseball records sixty. One homers in a season is nine hundred ninety eight finally the year it gets that's broken hence the lack of national media here for sammy sosas cubs. They're busy covering mcguire in griffey and the other ten big bombers around the league who mashed forty or more dinger's last year their columns practically right themselves report on how far these homers are being hit then come up with theories stories as to why baseball has entered its new quote long ball era an obvious explanation is expansion teams. The addition of the florida marlins is colorado rockies. Arizona diamondbacks and tampa bay devil rays have deluded the quality of pitching around the leak that means there's now four teams worth of pitchers who would never ever have thrown two major leaguers before the new teams were added. It's a hitters dream. Come true another popular theory is that the balls are quote juiced in one thousand nine hundred four rawlings shifted production from haiti to costa rica rawlings swears they haven't changed their manufacturing process or even a molecule seculow of their balls but player swear. The new ball is livelier. Now the theory goes that the league desperate for excitement his in on seelig of of course denies denies denies the last theory is an easier sell the theory is the players themselves are juicing harder than the east german olympic team's one look at the current crop of major leaguers and it's clear that there's more than just some new exercise regimen sweeping through the sport. These guys are massive massive compare. What sosa looks like today in spring training to his rookie card. His forearms are now the size. His biceps used to be as for mcguire. He's he's always been an absolute unit but now he looks more like his amateur bodybuilder brother than the first round pick out of southern california. Whatever the reason reason balls are launching off of bats this spring and that has both the sports writers and fans seriously juiced for the season. They're just not what here sosa thanks fine. He'll just have to show them what he can do to bring them. Through the turnstiles he steps into the batter's box keeps his frame loose and ready to lock in settles into his stance gives the warm a pitcher a nod. Sammy demolishes the ball at sales sales over four hundred and twenty feet few smash it. He thinks they will come. Aw in our next episode will dive deep into the very different origin stories of the men who saved baseball one homer at a time. If you enjoyed this episode you can subscribe on apple podcasts spotify google podcasts wondering dot com tom or wherever you're listening to this right now. 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Yankees vs Rays ALDS Preview w/ Kevin Weiss of LockedOn Rays Podcast

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Yankees vs Rays ALDS Preview w/ Kevin Weiss of LockedOn Rays Podcast

"We are breaking down all aspects of Yankee Baseball. This is the Bronx Pinstripe show with your host age, Rotundi and Scott Ryan. Let's go. What's up everyone welcome to the Bronx pinstriped show episode four, hundred and eighty six brought to you today by door latch and bet online AOL s preview buckle up Scott five maybe five nights minimum three nights of two teams that just don't like each other and aren't going to like each other. According to Kevin Cure. Meyer Stoke the flames poking the bear. You bite into the rivalry. Is it real? This is a real referee. Yeah I think. So I think it is I mean I think that I think it's exactly what's in front of us and when you look at the the two teams was a cure or was it Kevin Cashew was Oscar Mayer. Cure my was on zoom call on Friday and he was asked it's not like he came out and said it he was asked about the two teams not like each other I. He didn't say people are like making a big deal about his comments like that's fine. I know I like the fact that they come from a player though I think is a little different than cash. So I liked to cure Meyer was the guy that said something about this I look I think it is. A rivalry because when you when you the fan base is don't have to be rivaled but that helps don't you think it does help but they're just I. Don't think anybody knows raise fans does so tweeted that the other day I was like I've never met in person a real live race fan like you talk to Kevin who will be on the second half of this show he's obviously a race fan. He doesn't raise podcast. I've met him in person I've never met him in person either. Them this year. So I mean there's a, there's a real nice for me on his end because I've talked to him three times but that. Like him he's a nice guy. We have a good little back and forth but but yeah, there's there's no you know with with the Red Sox fans back with the when the rivalry was good it was it was all about. You know in the beginning, it was all about the fact that they hadn't won and then to doesn't four happen and they won and their fans became insufferable. So it became more of a it the rivalry actually diminished after two thousand four O and slowly started getting less and less and less and less because they won you know. Again and then it just kind of fizzle out so. It's there because the history and but the thing is that the players on the field to me now are the ones that drive home the rivalry, and that's the the players on the field with the red sox didn't like each other like that was also that was like the perfect storm. But the raisin the Yankees don't like each other the Yankees and the Houston Astros don't like each other like I. Feel there are legitimate rivalries with both those teams and it gets me going a little bit more because they don't like each other therefore ando facto I don't like them. And defector. so facto get all of that, and certainly the two sides don't like each other. That's been well established for the past three seasons and maybe hit a peak this year with the Bruce Oh staff and the Kevin cash comments and all that kind of troy the raise trolled with the shirts and hats. They were trolling the Yankees after they won the division and you know what? You Win The division and you get to troll you don't get to trophy don't win the division sure who So. The Yankees can either take that get offended by it, use it as fuel to beat them or you kinda gotta just take the trolling 'cause if the team that's winning is doing the trolling and continues to win what can you say so little spoiler alert here I talked to Kevin About these ninety eight you and I've had this debate about about why they you're actually there wasn't a debate was a debate. It was a debate you said one thing I said a different thing and debate. A debate and? Opposite let's say that was it like the trump Biden debate Chaos complete the just complete chaos like nothing happens at the end I. We are all now dumber. Exactly the. No this is. This is more to the point of of the the one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, and then, and then the said the hats were one thousand percent geared at the New York Yankees. One thousand percent made the day after Kevin Caches comets and they and that's where the the horse stable shirts also were just a complementary piece of it so. Obvious because that was literally. Somewhat no I know that. But the horse stable shirts was literally looked like a clubhouse attendant went like printed a couple of t-shirts. A shitty image from Google images like ninety eight hours hats were. Hats like like nice looking hats. That's why I thought they were for the nine thousand, nine, hundred, eight first season. I. Thought those hats would probably been around for decades for two decades whatever I was obviously wrong about that. Kevin even told me I was like they were there around before the comments. No, he's like I'm not a heck. I ordered the hat after the after the comments they were not in in existence before them and I said Look I. If I if I were a raise fan in charge of said hats I, would I would have done take to blue gradient on them and gone old school devil rays with them thrown a little a little. Get Out. Of the devil rays moniker they never won. Anything never won anything as a raise either. But with the devil attached, they never even went to the playoffs, right? The Devil, the devil took over. Yeah. No, they did not. They were bad. There were a bad team, but it's their history they've rich history and they should celebrate it. Rich. History. Of Time. Five. Years. They. Know but I look I do think the revelry is is something because I don't like them at if I don't like them that means other people don't like them and their day invoke emotion in me as a fan, and because of that to me, that's a rival doesn't matter how how. You know how irrelevant the Tampa the Tampa Bay devil rays have been for a long time. They're not irrelevant anymore and they haven't been for the last. You know really since Joe Madden was there. Their Elvis he came about when when Madden turn things around over there. Where would you rank it for the Yankees rivalries right now current rivalries. Yeah. I don't count the red. SOX 'cause I don't see that as a rivalry right now just so we're clear that is a rivalry because everybody says it is, but it's not it's not just doesn't feel like one that said if the red sox were good next year, it would come back. It would feel more like a rivalry but you have to be good. So currently as as teams stand I, would say that. That number one currently now has to be the temporaries over. I think Houston is right there but we haven't played Houston so. Him The in the playoffs last year and they could potentially play them next round if yes absolutely if they play them that yeah, I am right here flop it right away if I no no no, I'm just saying this year play them. I'm saying as we stand it's right there I think the hatred is definitely higher for the Houston Astros. There's there's no doubt about that the the rays have become almost a worthy adversary and and you're like, okay, little brothers growing up and trying to score on me. That's what's happening right now little brothers like okay I got jump shot. I have a little bit of a fadeaway I've figured out now that you block the shot every single time. So I'm GonNa do this and it's pissing you off because he can do it. So it's a matter. Now it's like you know it's a game where the Yankees now have to make the move and just like smack him back down and make him realize that he's a little brother. He's the Tampa. Bay Devil Rays don't ever forget it. But Boon's comments going he said were clearly the underdog. Now they're the big bad number one seat of the alias doesn't that sound sarcastic. I'm I'm sure he didn't mean it sarcastically because I don't think boone speaks to the media sarcastically at this point. Are Casting under you when you say the big bad number one. Yeah. That sarcasm that's gotTA BE SARCASM, right? It's it's. It's sarcasm but you're not speaking of it. You're not using a sarcastic tone. So you're saying it like you're serious but how do you say? Big Bad number one seed without having a hint of sarcasm 'cause you can just say they're the they're the number one seat they're the big number one seed they're the. Big Bad number one seed. Who's scary is big. On CD are man that ninety eight, the big bad number one. I. Look I I think that he's the Yankees can't be an underdog they just they just can't be a very This one is really hard for them to. To position it as such because. When when you look at the talent on the team and the the names, they still are not an underdog, but they were an underdog in two thousand seventeen going up into the house but since really and the turning point was trading for Stan. Sure well, the point was also the fact that they were they had now established themselves as a team that I in there I know. But we talked about how you trade for Giancarlo Stanton and that's one of the biggest names in the sport. One of the biggest contracts in the sport coming off an MVP season that changes how Jesus expectation certainly but also changes how other teams other fan bases other people look at you intrigue you. No doubt. There's no doubt about it and. I think that's kind of worn off a little almost because he's not on the field half the time so. Said even without outstanding like day also signed Garrett Cole by the way last year. So it's like Can't really come in and saying the underdog there relatively fully healthy I mean they have a full team out there besides Tommy keenly and James Paxton right I mean they're fully healthy. They're healthy you as healthy as you possibly can be really in a season like this. So yeah episode a ton of injuries to injuries. It's not like the Yankees that are suffering only from injuries. This year in Tampa has had a perfectly healthy season Kevin Kevin through an interesting Saturday me I'm GonNa do a couple of spoilers because I know this is coming on after we talked but. He said twelve or thirteen different guys have save this year. So Kevin cash is throwing these guys in different situations. He's throwing them at different positions. The position players are not really like sticking to one place. It's it's kind of a crazy team of a lot of like you know whatever, whatever that day is wherever the however the winds blowing, you know whatever he's feeling it all works though it's crazy how how they? He makes those puzzle pieces work. Did you see the stat that they use sixty different starting lineups in sixty games? That's that's to this point I. think that's it. That's the not even once repeating how. Crazy crazy. They have so many different pieces that they've been in and out and the injuries were you know pretty significant in their bullpen. But they just keep rolling up these guys throw hard and have you know a quirky delivery or? Or effective so. You, know it. It speaks depth for sure. It speaks to their their scouting. You know the the fact that cure. Myers, a Meyer, I keep looking back and forth that caches pulling the right moves at the right time. So, yeah. Let's if he can do it in a short series so he could do it over a long period of time during during a season let's see if he can make the right moves in a short series because it's different. The pressure's different, the magnitude, the leverage, all that circumstances. Yeah. Five five games we said that's kind of I think the ideal length of series for the Yankees to go up against Tampa because I think if you have to go seven seven days. then. You're really going to see the pitching depth of Tampa start to win out I think when you have seven consecutive days whereas in five days, you just need to win three and you got you got Garrett. Cole. Go in two of those days right. So I'm trying to figure out the math. What's the path to the Yankees victory figure out one of the Games that Gary Kohl's not starting. Right. Yeah. That's that's it. So you yeah exactly and and and it's hard. He could lose but. Let's hope you expect him to lose. If. You're plugging this thing out. You're mapping it. You don't lose the Garrett Cole Starts Right. Also you better have something ready to go in the last Garrett Cole start if it gets to that point on short just in case. and. You're. You know you're able to sustain. You know him not going the seven innings or six six plus innings but but yeah, I mean that's that's kind of where I put it. I had this series. Going the distance and if they win like I I, see Garrett Cole being mvp of the series, and if it's not Gary Cole- it's it's a surprise and if offensive player I pick glacier is a guy I gleyber stepping up and being huge in this game I think there's going to be someone not named judge and the mayhew stepping big. Joe Joe had an unbelievable day. Yes. Second Game Against Cleveland In obviously Gardner had ahead a couple hits in the first game Stanton, Immune Stanton was there both nights I know he his his late inning home running game one but game too he was right there with a home run sacked fly, right? Yeah and Tanaka Tanaka has had success against this race team. He's had success with other race teams, but he says success against this team as well I. Think the fact that they do strike out more struck out more than the Yankees which is surprising stat. They were the only team in the first round to advance that had a higher strikeout percentage in the regular season than the team that they beat. So, there's opportunities there and they don't hit home runs like the Yankees do but. They. They have the ability to to put together hits. If the Yankees can hold their offense at bay. A that's a tall ask it's not a great offense ninety minutes ball if they can do that. There's an opportunity because I think the Yankees are going to figure out the pitching staff a little bit I I really do for. This after the series with Cleveland I feel like they're walking with some confidence I feel like they know they're all healthy and they note there just playing like with a different level of Of Confidence to repeat my word again. But that's that's huge I think going up against these these big guys and the fact now that glass now is not going to get coal it snell versus coal. Is Interesting because now Snell can pitch twice right with glass wants and. That could be a mistake especially smell being left. He Gets D. amount of right handed bat against the Yankees? They could actually played the Yankees favor rather than having glad now. Two Times 'cause when Glass Glasnost on he's absolutely filthy. Yeah. But he also I think has a lower floor than snow. White why they're going with Snell? Yeah. They go. It's it's. Snow glass now morten again, the Yankees have the pitching edge when Garrett, Cole on the mound, but then every other game, the rays have the pitching. Edge. Yup. And we hadn't seen we haven't seen HAP- who's going to probably get the ball game three. He's going into up against Charlie Morton. Yeah. A guy that's almost as aid they're pretty close in age morten's I think thirty six, maybe thirty seven by now But there is the you said the offense one thing I wanted to touch on. So you said that you have confidence that the Yankees offense after how they hit the ball and Cleveland four days off though that can kill a momentum of an offense. If you just cold use get stale like batting practice is not the same thing. Yeah I mean it's going to be. Same for both teams I mean both teams secure business at the same time. So I don't think it's going to. I don't know man it was the approach. The approach that those Games was was was just refreshing to me. It was refreshing because. They were not living and dying by the home rumble and that's the type of baseball that I love seeing I, want the ball, the garage, the yard there's no doubt but if you can string heads together and if you can capitalize on. Men In scoring position with with two outs, you're GONNA win ballgames even if you're pitching pitching's not great, you could still win ballgames because you're scoring in multiple ways I. also Gerke Cole also had a couple rough starts against Tampa this year right he had I think he pitched three games against Tampa two of them one of them he loss against glass now where he gave up a couple of runs early cold did and glass now just shut everybody out then the other games Cole pitched one of them. I. Believe he didn't make it into the through fifth inning because. Pitch. Count. Remember that Yeah Yeah he definitely got his pitch count layup and. was better than the first time with against glass now. But yes. So and if you're if you're thinking about I mean I, think Cole's got as long of a leash as you possibly can. But like you said, if the the the next if he has to pitch game five that's going to be on short rest. So if he's only got five innings in him for game five will then you to figure out the other four innings and that's where I think the Yankees are really. In a tough spot with this pitching staff, who's GonNa be the guy to step up who's going to be the bullpen arms multiple to bullpen arms to step up other than the three names that we already know i. think that's what they need to bullpen arms to really step up and have great series if they're gonNA win the series. Yet, and if the guy that's going game game three hasn't been announced still not been announced right but but most likely most likely he will be I, feel like. That got, and if he's not, if he is that guy, then I see Davey Garcia as a potential. You know an X. factor type out of the bullpen. He could be he could a guy of game for. Starter. Game first starter it's yeah. I think Jordan it depends where the series is. But I, I would think that George. Montgomery. You'll be in that mixed up I. Don't see Jordan Montgomery as as a difference maker out of the Bullpen I see David difference maker out of the bullpen. Yeah I don't know I i. think it totally depends if you're facing elimination in a game four situation who who do you Could you trust who you put out there Yeah I mean we've Seen Divvy Garcia starts his last couple starts though not great I. Think Jordan Montgomery is flashed a little bit. You know after his rough start he he did come and pitch well in a in a couple of his last outings was able to mix up these pitches throw strikes. And kind of find it seemed like you find more of a group again it was a I've talked about this really short. Weird. Season for him. So I don't really talk too much up, but I could see them going with him as the more veteran starter not like he's a big veteran by any means but David Garcia I think that the the the difference between the two of them I. Could See David Garcia coming into dominating in out of the bullpen whereas I don't I don't see Jordan Montgomery is that type of guy. Another thing I'm concerned about is the Yankees can tend to play some sloppy defence at times and the raise our our team that just locked down defensively and in close games back and forth games. If you're the infield defense, we saw glacier make a couple errors. We've seen voight just because he I got foot stuff and also who's not good first Baseman so Gary Sanchez also obviously but it is just a it's just another factor that in close late games could bite the Yankees in the ASS. Yeah Yeah I mean we'll see him I one of the. One of the things that. I you know I was reading back after our last podcast to we were talking about Boone and why he made that decision against voice. So he came back. He was talking about it and said that they were regrettable decisions because the reason he took void out and it did take him longer just to. Be Confident in the move to be honest like and that's That right there is a problem like you need to. You need to trigger quicker. You need to have a better decision making process so that that can be done without one out and not in the middle of a frigging count but they decided to take him out and it wasn't. It wasn't necessarily just for running it was for the defensive. Defensive, lineman purposes after after that inning and I understand that part of it, you want Voi- out on first base yes. You you would much rather have lemay you at first base tether wait at second base that's a better defense to better defense to finish up the but that's assuming that you're not gonNa have to use that bat again and when they pinch hit for for Wade Frazier and you just now said okay defense doesn't matter anymore because you're. This. Yeah. Well, it was in a situation where defense didn't matter as much anymore because you needed runs. If you'RE GONNA win the game I know but you have if you're going to go down this path to take out because of the defense at that point for for that situation. You now you're just you're putting yourself in another situation where you have to. Sacrifice the defense for a guy that it didn't score again you're not winning the game. So who cares if you're preventing defense, you have to score again right I I get it in it just there's so many things I'm looking back at that frazier at Bat. It's almost like he wasn't ready for the EPA. He looked so unprepared for that that it was like, do you think boone yelled down the bachelor hey kids. And he had two seconds to take his war, his jumper jacket often get out there and swing. I it didn't seem like he was prepared really didn't those are really really out of character APP listen I said this last podcast. Boone scares the shit. Outta me as a person in charge of managing in game decisions in a five game series. One. Mistake conscripts. Yeah, and that's and that's for this particular series when you're looking at the pitching as well. glass now and Snell, they'll give up a home run ball but similar to coal they're aggressive with. Their aggressive with with nobody on base their aggressive when there's two outs, they aggressive in situations where they can't get hurt as much so. There are opportunities for for these guys to. Be Struck with the long ball and it's it's a matter of the Yankees can can really take advantage of it when there's runners on because I think those solo home runs are not going to are not going to be enough in this in this series. How does the bubble change things they're planning? SAN, Diego. Here both staying at the same hotel. Did you see that? I did see that? Yeah. How does the bubble the bubble is going to affect things? I. Mean the parks I don't think the ballgame change anything I think if you look I, mean the whole the whole thing. So the West Coast. So these Games are starting five PM local time. Yeah. So there's GonNa be shadows in play in the first couple innings. They're staying in a hotel. With the raise the same hotel, not with their family like all this stuff. A difference of I don't think that matters I don't think. I don't think that matters I don't know how much you how much you're interacting with your family during the playoffs and the anyway. But I think you the biggest thing is the Ballpark, the ballpark itself to me so the Bofors bigger ballpark. there's right center and left center are almost four hundred. They're dead centers almost four hundred. I feel was when I looked at I think it's three twenty two. So it's further than Yankee Stadium obviously but the middle of the middle of the park is is pretty big. It doesn't allow for a lot of home runs you gotta you gotTa get a hold of it. The fact that these guys have been going right. Right, center right field with the way that they're hitting. Maybe that's extra-base hits. Maybe that's maybe that's To give this this this give up. Some more extra base hits which I think it'd be a really good thing but they're going to have to I think it's going to affect the raise more than it is the Yankees. I think a lot of the Yankees home are probably gonNA leave the parking amount of what I think. A lot of the raise could probably find some. Some some green and and stretcher to extra-base hits I. Think I saw that San Diego's park yielded the seventh most home runs in baseball this year a part of that is also, they had a really good team this year Tattoos Machado so that team is hitting home runs and that might just be a situation. Tattoos is GonNa hit a homer at San Diego a Yankee Stadium Fenway it doesn't matter where he's going to hit a homer so. I think that's the case with the Yankees for for the most part I mean, I don't think it necessarily really them as much I think it does affect them. The raise probably were a ball that may be out is potentially extra-base. So then goes down to the defense and how the defense plays if Aaron Hicks, his playing center field able to track down boss who you're playing in in left field because now. Bluefield left field. This big left Centerfield is is not is not is not a small area. There's there's a lot of room to cover out there. Some are you gonNA play Frazier on I think gardeners GONNA play but it's not because of frazier's bad defense. We saw when you look at range though but range wise I mean gardeners got. Than Frazier not according to metrics this year really. My eye test is telling me different just got a guy. That Brett. Gardner is one of the best defensive left fielders in baseball because he has been for twelve years and I get that and he is a good outfielder but I think if he plays it's not because of defense is because I think it's part of it I. Think it's part of it. I think it's I think it plays. If you look at fueled and you're choosing one person right now that you absolutely trust I think a lot of people have a very difficult time just talking defensively to say frazier mean because you still have the scary from. We have scars. I'm not denying that yet but but I think that that boone went with Gardner and is going to stick with. Gardner. Because he was hard at the end of the season and then he played well in Cleveland and like you talked about for whatever it's worth. Boone. The veteran presence in the lineup, I don't think it's important to have one out of nine be a veteran. I Take Carter's veteran presence out of the starting lineup. Well, when you go in the dugout. But when you say veteran veteran press, it's not just for the guy to be they're not like when judge came back and he was a difference maker. What is record? No, it's I think it's more about the experience being in the situation of of having that postseason experience and living in that moment and understanding that the moment Kepi bigger than that have to be in this in this moment I gotta Bet and if that's the case then didn't sure I mean that's that's that's not what nerds think nerds don't think that because they don't believe in pressure they don't believe in. The clutch and they don't believe in these things that are non tangible things. I think the Real I. Think they're absolutely realizing real to looking at Frazier's at Bat. He was if he wasn't ill prepared by getting a late call, it was terrible. It was not in the moment he did absolutely nothing with it and it's one at Bat. I'M NOT GONNA kill the kid. Coming off the bench cold you think it's more of a factor of pressure or the fact that like Qian swung a bat in two days like I think that plays more of a factor than pressure I. Guess. So it's just but also a veteran guys is probably going to be a lot more ready. I have no problem Brett Gardner starting because he's playing well, and if Brett Gardner is playing well, then fine. have him start if he was playing well going into the wild card round He started ten he had a ten game. He's not ten game hot streak, and now it's twelve games and Brooke Carter gets hot and he gets hot and he stays hot and then it goes cold again. So you're. So you're so now you're good with it. If Brooke orders playing well I'm I'm fine with it. I just I mean he was frazier earned. The right to play is what is your what I was saying I understand that but he was he was going into that wildcard series at that point you didn't. You didn't want it because of Jesus hangs there were. Some games it's not like. I mean. Was it but baseball, we know it was. It was more about out frazier than Brett Gardner you mean more about Clint Frazier being cold. Being just not not hitting. My wanting wanting frazier to get the start of about frazier and I thought over the course of the season he had earned it. Sure. But it doesn't matter I. think that. You know for a longer term discussion which we don't care about right now I think you're still earned it. You want to know what we haven't talked about it which I can't believe. I forgot to bring this up but something that's bothered me a little bit. Okay. So Clint. Frazier didn't makes a big deal about where to mask the entire time. Right he's wearing a mask, the mask guy like all these things and it's based on the reason he's doing it is because he feels responsible for the safety of his his the catcher in the empire and all these things that he was talking about. So as soon as he gets cold, he takes the mask off and blend is. Trying to like change it up. Doesn't. This doesn't this go back to the fact that. He was just doing it to. Get a little bit of attention in the first place. But people didn't like that take Scott would we had that I'm just saying like it kind of goes kind of goes back to okay. Now it's okay to pick it up. We still wears it in the dugout and wears it in the field although when you're sending in left field now he. He's he's definitely not worn a few times. I. I mean look he had a much better season wearing. Let's just let's let's put on at this point now that it's now that we all now that we all understand. Yeah he literally got cold. Would record took his mock turtleneck. Well. We all understand what it is now. Okay. Now now there are. There are circumstances at play where we know that he performs better with the mascot put the Goddamn mask on. Put the mask on. Let's you bring out the mass like he's The Cape Crusader. You have a guy who walks and runs into A. Telephone booth without any powers runs out of that with a capon and powers put the mask on. Help. So to eight o'clock starts in Games one and two, and then seven o'clock starts three, four, five How many of these games go into the wee hours of the morning One of those first two does. So yeah, Kevin we're talking about this because of the just he brought it up because of the amount of pitching changes so that we're going to get he said they were going to get very annoyed by their pitching coach because he goes out a lot and then they can only go out six times Max. Stole a lot but he goes out four. Above three usually. So. So there's going to be long games they're going to begin with that, but I look I, I hope the fact that the reason they're long is because they're intense and if they're intense then I don't mind if they're intense and this game is you know it's going down to these crucial moments and these. PITCHER versus batter with crucial at-bat. Late in the game, I'm good with it because that's just exciting and that's what the plants remained for so. I hope that the Yankees are in the situation at the end of the game where the winning or in a position to you know, take the lead and that would mean that their bullpen has not shit out the game and or Caracol is going very, very deep. So. The playoff baseball tastes, four hours like we just learned play baseball takes four hours. So I just I I have accepted that's not going to change this year. No matter. What so Gimme earlier start times. That's all I'm asking and if you're like in Oakland A.'s Fan, you got to figure out how to watch these Games these playoff games at one o'clock in the afternoon I understand we're all home, but you're still at work you're still working people are still working. So it's just it's kind of unfair. What baseball did I understand that what? Yankees in Prime Time? Time but they could be in prime time. If they start at six or six thirty, they're still prime time hours like I think baseball thinks people sit down and watch all the playoff games like it's the NFL weekend like wild card weekend in the NFL got sit down for four straight knows watching three straight baseball games no time for that. No they're playing to the markets and I think the California market is okay with watching at one o'clock. This that's that's what. What is leading me to believe but I was I was not surprised by the start times I wasn't happy about the start times I have a hard time watching during the day for me personally I didn't want during the day six pm that does not exist those don't even exist. So there you we're going by the TV schedules at this point and TBS is like Eight hundred, four, eight, five, o'clock game right. Tomorrow or Tuesday there's a five o'clock game. I. Think there is. Get fined, but they want they want the Yankees and primetime bottom line. They want the Yankees and prime time on the East Coast East Coast bias. I, love it. We all. Have stuff to do the next day there needs to be an east coast biles forever it will forever be thing until I moved to the West Coast which probably won't happen. But on that day we can we can search and things up look if. If, he mentioned is a is a difference maker in this series Liza Garrett. Cole killer I'm going to have problems I know. I'm going to problems. Do did I don't remember his exact numbers, but he's something like crazy like eleven fifteen off Garrett Cole with like four home runs. It's absurd. Gary Coleman's the shut that shit down. If geometric some deep in the first inning is going to be problems. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah for sure. All. Right. So before we get to the your your portion with Kevin Breaking down the their bullpen. Everything that's been going on with them because you know they've also gotten hot towards the end of the year they were teetering like early September and then they called up. What's his name Arizona Right? Did you guys talk about him? He he he's calling him out of MVP. I mean, the Doodo 179 ps plus in the month September, he was kind of an x factor for them. Yeah. Their offense needed something. Then you guy coming here and produce at a big time because Austin Meadows has been. Absent I mean we're we're not even protecting him in lineups at this point era. In the in the batting line-up at all. So that's that's shocking. That's a shocking thing because of his leading the first, but he was so good to start the season too. Wasn't he started a bunch of big hits when the Yankees Played Tampa in Tampa he I'm not GonNa lie a guy like that worries me all of a sudden showing up like and then playing to his talents he. Doesn't maybe he doesn't maybe he's like one of these. They lose game one we're going off metal. It's GONNA play game to put him up there and then. The type of shit the scares me. All right. So the question everyone's been waiting for what is your confidence one to ten on the Yankees winning the series And I'm I'm I'm even keeled man I'm keeping my hand of had a beer. So my aunt, my has thing very steady right now. We're very good I'm going I'm staying with seven seven, seven, hundred me last time and I'm feeling good about it because I like Garrett Cole going pitching twice I do I think Eric Cole is is out to prove something because because he did not have success against the race so I think there's something for him to prove personally and I like when he's personally motivated and I think the Yankees offenses is After what I saw in Cleveland clicking in a different way and if they're clicking in a different way. they they could kick the shit out of this team because I don't off could keep up. Okay. We could say that about anything though because when you latkes but what I'm seeing the two offenses my point is is that their offense is so much better on paper so much better handle offense so much better than the race on papers Yankees offense on paper is better than everyone except the dodgers it's on par with the dodgers. So. Yeah. If they played to their potential. But you could say that about anything if the race pitch to their potential and let me tell you. But I just saw it. That's my. That's where I I just saw it. I just saw it. It just happened and because it just happened gives me a lot more confidence that these guys. It when you have talented player playing with confidence and you they're feeding off of each other, that's when you can do really really special things with an with an offense as a unit. So I'm hoping that's the case I'm hoping they find that Mojo and continuing going. So yes seven I think that coal is going to pitch. Well, I think the was a tough match-up for this team. For the Tampa team. So I think that he's GonNa have some effectiveness there, and then it's all about what happens in game three, but it may not matter because if coal comes back. And able to pitch in a in a short series as well. Then you know coal twice is a is a is a big deal. Do you remember what I said for the Cleveland? Series like I said five, five, ten or four out of ten right I was lower than you. It was much lower. It was four, four, four, zero out of ten for the zero to ten, and of course. Zero, you don't give them a chance. My confidence level is not the chance. It's my confidence level. This is a personal confidence level to your confidence, your confidence, your your your brain gives zero chance. That that to me, Islam brain or his confidence like emotion your it's happening in your brain confidence emotions I thought but emotions will certainly affect what you do and how you act. Okay. Yeah I give them zero zero in confidence. So then what are what do you think winning the series? Not Confidence personal were you put the series? What do you mean? Where do I put the series? You said that they're different you said the confidence, and then where do you think the Yankees Chances are Oh certainly I give them a chance in the path to success like I said as Garrett Cole pitchers in wins, his two games, and then the Yankees, win one out of three and the other Games which is more than doable. Does that seem so far fetched? No I said it's more than doable. So then do you have zero confidence in Garrett Cole? No I have your. I Zero Conference in the Yankees pitching staff lasting five days and I think it's GonNa go five days. So how is this pitching staff that has Chapman Green and Britain which let's also acknowledge all three of them being on five straight nights is probably not going to happen who's going to pitch other than those guys. They don't trust at amount of Vino to warm him up in. Because they're going to take it. They're gonNA take advantage of adamant of you know as soon as anybody's on base. So you have Louis Sesa Low Sokaia you have. Holder those I don't have confidence in those three guys, but you have confidence in two of the game. So Garrett Cole, you have confidence in pitching in game one them winning games I have confidence in Garrett Cole pitching well, doesn't mean they're going to easily win that game. What if what if Blaisdell also pitches seven shutout innings and then it's bullpen game? Do you feel better? Do you feel better about the Yankees offense after watching what they did in Cleveland? Yeah but I but I think that. You the Cleveland. Bullpen looked like it was overmatched especially in that second game they came in there and had no chance. I, don't expect that to happen with. Tampa. I mean this is this is a team that has a ton of effective bullpen arms like nasty bullpen ours but they haven't been here before. So does that play new and maybe Maybe, it does but they've faced the Yankees ten times this year. Yeah. Not This is a very strange circumstance. You're not at Yankee Stadium you're not in in the dog Shit Tampa. Hockey double, AA. FREAKING, nightclub you're in San Diego. Santiago and you're playing in high stakes. It could be different. It could be right. Not feel like high stakes because they're like looking around I think we both we both recognize that on the field is really where that pressure comes from. I. If you're a good professional, you're tuning out a lot of those stands in what's happening in the crowd like admit baby that's that's not against guys. It gets two guys sure. I think sort of the pressure knowing that. One you're everybody's watching television. That's one thing you're not in. You're not in the temporary market anymore and not just like a local Yankees market. It's now you're in the playoffs and the grand stage and you know people are watching whether they're there or not. You know that guy that is facing you in the batter's box wants to kill you. He wants to murder the ball and the stakes are higher because you could potentially win a against the new. York, Yankees in the playoffs. That's a big deal are would see how they can handle it. Are we going to see any benches-clearing in this series? No. I don't think. Do you think that's because both teams are like well, we just gotTA handle that in the regular season 'cause we can't jeopardize a playoff game or do you think it's like I can't imagine they'll be worn. Issue, a warning what if the Yankees go out and just goon them this could be a thing what he just drilling refers. Other way otherwise, the way Mike Ford Mike Ford Mike Ford Leans into bleeds into one and just goes out. Ford up because he's a goon gooney flat out just using him as a goon and he goes out there. He starts revolts avoiding come right back into that spot her. Up in the first inning, he leans into a pitch and charges the mound and beats living. Out of Blake's now. But? Other get suspended or gets the schick out of the Magen pitch like gladys a trade off for my ward for Blake sell, it's a tactic. Not The worst that I've heard. Yeah Plus Plethora averages escalates big time from their everybody loves that we've seen benches clearing happen in playoffs before Yankees red. SOx With Pedro in Don. Zimmer. So it's not completely foreign for to happen in the playoffs. There's there's tension here. And you these balls that are that are high high tight. There's going to be emotions and there's going to be and they're gonna be on the forefront. You know I'm sure the. Trying to control it from the very beginning they're gonNA THEY'RE GONNA try to get out in front of anything but at the same time, like none of these teams can of. The Yankees definitely can't afford losing guys unless it's a goon like Ford that you send out there for a reason. So the thing is though with a playoff game usually for players they they understand like, oh, he probably wasn't trying to hit me there nothing they won't try and hit someone but if it's just a pitch that gets away from someone like. ULTA playoff game is probably not throwing at me. I think that goes away like that's logical but I don't think that's that's that's where the playoff atmosphere and the fact that you're trying to win this game at all costs takes away any logic and you're looking at that guy like he's trying to kill you and you both coming at your head on purpose. Like in two thousand and three Pedro literally pointed at his head like he was going to drill Karim Garcia in and then Roger. Clements through ball nowhere near Manny Ramirez is head. It was just high. It was just a high pitch and many like took exception to it. So yeah, you're right. You just like a ball gets you know slightly on the inner half of the plate and it's you're he made up your mind you're walking up there like ball comes near me, and that's why if it's not closer still charging you in your. Rap. Wasn't it? Yeah. It doesn't matter. So I think that's when the emotions take over and the actual game circumstances takeover and the fact that you hate that guy across from you and you know that he's cocky and has no name. It's GonNa Piss you off. It's going to Piss them off. Yeah. Yeah, but you're never you would never risk a good pitcher getting ojected because he's that's why you put it in four hands and you charge the Petra and take that out of the circumstance. beat the crap out of. Scott's plan to to victory. Pitches well, and Mike. Ford goons Blake Snell just say My my plan to victory is somehow figure out a way to win one of the Non Garrett Cole Games maybe maybe they lock Aaron Boone in the closet in the dugout and just don't let them make any decisions. Just let the guys go out there and play, and this is where you put the little girl gift as why not both why not both when Apple Mike Mike Mike? Ford. Can take one for the team. LIKE THE FIRST GAME AGAINST CLEVELAND WAS WAS IDEAL SCENARIO GARRETT COLE goes out there and is shutting them down for seven innings. The Yankees put up ten runs on the board. So no decisions needed to be made in game one game two had a lot of decisions that were required and we saw boon make some errors it didn't cost them but he made some errors. So what happens if it's five straight games of having to make decisions? I worry that eventually those moves are going to cost him. I mean sure that's fair to say because of what he's done so far I think that there's not when you're talking about confidence level, it's going to be I think with with the fan base very low when it comes to managerial decisions and the game being an Aaron Boone's hands people are not going to have lack confidence in that and they're going to kill him if anything doesn't go correctly that being said. You know I think that. I think that there's an opportunity you mentioned the first game how it went well, because they put up a big spot I think the big reason for that was because they jumped out early they were aggressive early and they were able to successfully take care of Bieber and they put a little shadow of a doubt in the back of his mind and I think that's going to be an important thing. You can't let these raise starting pitchers get off and get. into a groove because Snell Biz is you know obviously a CY young winner. The Guy can be absolutely filthy against against a team when he s confident he if he shows that early, that's going to be tough. Same thing with clash. Now, you can shake him a little early and be aggressive. You know, I think that's obviously a big deal for the Yankees Tanaka is one of those guys that could. Maybe give a runner or two and then and then downs back and put you know five innings in the book I'm not so sure these these guys on Tampa? I think that they can be rattled a little faster. I. Mean. Bieber had a perfect season and then boom he gets ambushed with two runs in the first innings. So he was probably shell shocked like Oh. That's never happened to me that. Whereas Snell more in glass now have not had perfect season. They've had good seasons are good pictures, but they've also faced the Yankees before. So I don't expect them if they give a home to Aaron Judge in the first inning for them to just completely shut themselves like like Bieber did no but that's also. That's also A. It's just a big thing for the Yankees confidence going out front. I. Think they need that playing in front. Good analysis. Scott. Hasn't. We've seen other team plays and if they're if they're playing from behind it swing and miss, Yankees, Yankees, Yankees that that's what they do. They swing a mess if they're playing with a little bit more confidence and they're able to. His own control zone two, thousand, nine, nineteen buzz phrase by Aaron. Boone but it's. As cliche as it is, it's important. They're able to locate these pitches. They're able to to select areas of the strike zone and attack it, and when they're able to do that when they have the confidence to do that, and the pitcher is not getting the strikes, not getting the swings and misses of normally have then they become a much more dangerous team and that's how they jump out in front. So yeah, it's it's it's easy analysis by saying play on front, but the reason they do that is by the approach by taking. That they normally would be swinging and being disciplined. All right well, we will be back with episodes after every game. They can be some late nights you tonight's Yup you prepared. I mean. Are you ever prepared. I was for the game one. That was beautiful. At Eleven, PM recording at two o'clock in the morning, get your expectations in line loop set your expectations for an makes you loopy I can't i. Just walk into it to am if it doesn't happen. All right, we're schedule. That's it. It's all about how you position we can. We set the bar a little bit. More set the bar. I want your expectations to be a two AM. If your expectations are two am. There's a good chance we're going to drivers. Stay tuned for Scott's conversation with Kevin. Lot of good stuff in there I'm sure about the race we'll talk to you after game one. 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We have talked this season actually. So we we did around one before anything happened as far as the coronavirus and all the delays. Then we round two before the actual start and here we are around three. Kind of hoping. This was going to happen right I. Feel like it's it's more excited when we have this this rivalry, that's that seems like it's blossoming and I'd say the two best teams although the Yankees didn't play like that during the regular season, it seems like they're getting their health back in you know hopefully, they can play a little bit closer to their potential, but the rays have been pretty much team we expected them to be there they they battled injuries as well but they looks like both squads kind of going into going into this LDS relatively healthy ready to go rotations look pretty decent. So welcome back man I'm excited talk with you a little preview going. Likewise, likewise, and I agree with all of that yeah, it's it's nice to finally have some baseball and playoff baseball was definitely the most odd sports season. I can ever remember just maybe the most oddest year that I can ever remember but I agree I think this is going to be a great series and it's not just because of the the sideshow antics that we've been dealing with I. Think it's you know there's a lot of back and forth between the Raisin Yankees over the years back when the were even the devil rays I think it goes all the way back to two thousand four when there is some controversy over hurricane schedules and things like that. But I would say I mean it seems like definitely came to a head in early September and I think we're GONNA see. Maybe some some sparks flying definitely definitely some interesting quotes coming out over the next couple of days and I'm excited I'm pumped I think if there's one series to watch if you're like a non baseball fan I would have to say this would be it and the TV networks certainly probably think too with with the game times that they have roll in and everything. Yes. Definitely I mean the. I tell you a lot of it started back with C C Sabathia the for you bitch firms having cash directed right atom Ed. Cash has been absorbing these blows and really he's been think in the first series when the. When Yankees and raise Collided during the season, you could tell that he was either trying to stir up his guys a little bit and just get that fire going or quote defend his guys whatever it whatever it was. It seems like he's had the pulse of this team pretty well, know when when we talked earlier on about. The season and I had some positive things in your complimentary things I'd say about Kevin Cash about knowing his team and some of the in game. Moves that he makes, but I think that he's definitely trying to fuel the fire a little bit with some of the comments off. From the first series. Throughout the season and then and then recently over the weekend talking about how you know the teams don't like each other. So tell me about you know what the coverage has been down in Tampa and you know from your side of things what have you seen about the I? Guess before we get on the field but the off-the-field Antics PA between the two of them. It's interesting because Kevin cash has mostly been pretty reserved about things but yeah, he didn't hold back anything when you make the you know we got a whole stable of guys that through ninety eight and everything like that, and that's part of. Part of the rallying cry you know he's he's a guy that in addition to what he does managing on the field I think off the field he doesn't get enough credit for rallied his guys and being able to mold. So many different personalities like the rays may be. Definitely more. So than other MLB squads, they've got so many guys that come from different backgrounds and from different cultures and everything. We've got a guy from Japan. We've got a couple of Cuban imports like. It's just kind of all over the place as far as. What the rays have and with the roster and everything like that, and just trying to motivate the guys going forward I mean I think he's done I think in a plus job this year not just with defending his guys which is understandable but the fact that. I mean as far as the bullpen goes, there were as many as I know you guys have dealt with a lot of injuries too. But there was a point where there were as many as twelve different pitchers in the bullpen that were on the I l. or out for the season and in the what he's been able to do with cobbling guys together and and throwing in. Guys in so many different safe situations also twelve different guy actually thirteen different guys. Now have a save this season for the race in sixty games like it. It's amazing what he's been able to do with that. So yeah. It was kind of I guess a little bit refreshing for him to come out and say what he did. It gave us a lot of fodder. It riled up the fan base a little bit and. I didn't I the media in Tampa's not. It's definitely different than the New York media. We only have a couple of beat writers so it didn't like if he has made these comments at in in a Yankee uniform would have been probably blown up even further I feel like it was. I don't know we talked about it for a day, and then after the series was over, we kind of moved on from. I mean besides the fact that hats were made shirts are made and things like that to. Talk about the hats shirts, shirts there's no. There's no doubt about it literally is a stable of horses. It's the horse stables. My my co host disagrees with me on the hats. And why they were there were made. So I I one thousand percent believe that they were made because of the fact that he was talking about the how many guys that they have that throw ninety eight miles per hour not so much about the year ninety eight. So if you can shed some light on this, please let us know what those ninety dollars. Hats really were intended for. I think it's a hundred, ten percent, the ninety eight mile per hour thing. Doubt in my mind the fact that there's ninety eight, that's just a double entendre that that makes it even better. There's a reason that these hats have sold health in that like I ordered one and it's backward I probably wanted her new to the new house, their their new brand new. Yes. No I've I've never heard of them before I'd never seen him before until after he made that comment literally a day later I think it was Pete Fairbanks Reliever that was wearing one of those. That's so I mean I could reach out to the guy to the company that makes these hats but I think it's a hundred percent. I'm more than one hundred percent that it was because of the comments he made not because. The Devil Rays were founded in nineteen ninety that. It was a founders day nine, thousand, nine, hundred was when when they were. When they devil rays became a thing but these hats were out of thing before those comments. No I do. They were I never seen it before and now I see them popping up all over the place after he made those comments. If it said, if it said, devil rays had the old school devil rays logo then maybe I could be on board with your co host a little bit. But no, it is because this company I don't know if you. You've this company that makes has they do kind of quirky things like they'll put like they make custom hats have names of players like, Oh, it's a you gotta trout hat or to teach junior hatter they've got all these little kind of. Sayings and things like that. So it know it is. It's definitely the comment that cash made about. We got a stable of. For the record I did not buy shirt because I think those shirts tacky I. I don't even know what I would do, but I think the hat is. I feel like you got to wear them together and if they really wanted to get extra special I, it would it would have to me if our if I were in the shoes of A. Of A fan of the race I would I would go with like the old school gradient, Blue Green or whatever in the ninety eight to really really thick like one just confused people and then you know to it's you know it's kind of an image to the nineteen eighteen to you can go you go back and forth, which is I get that. But as usual Andrew Co co-host is wrong and I'm right. There's no doubt because this was a thousand percent talking Shit Hey if you wanNA think about it another way the raise weren't founded until like two thousand five when the name was officially changed. Two thousand eight when they made their first playoff appearance. A lot of people didn't even vote. They were totally ignored for the first decade of their existence. So if it said Oh aiders or something like that. Okay. But no, I think. It is that's why ordered the hat is because I, I come under the understand Dandy met it's based off of what Kevin said. So okay that's that's for me. That's that's all I needed I needed I needed that see we're gonNA. Use that as fuel. Now I want I want this fuel. This is good stuff that not that we should be like the fact that we're having this conversation as a Yankees fan is a little a little crazy for me although the dove the see now you got me on the double race. Thanks sorry raise been the they've been very good. For you know obviously, it's Joel Madden. Kevin. Cash is really. I think just kind of picked up the baton really and stayed with the team with development. You said earlier about talking thirteen guys twelve or thirteen guys how to save I, mean yes that is a Kevin cash a tribute to him putting those guys in the situation but at some point, like you're just throwing a guy out there, there's not many that you need to fill the talent is there. It's so deep that you know he almost geico wrong when he's putting these guys in because it seemed like the last time we were playing you guys was that one like half the guys that have no, we don't know their names they're just. They're their new guys and I swear every one of them has has like a different quirky You know type of a wind up or delivery or something in their mechanics is a little different and it just it just makes them separated that much more. But they all throw hard and they all around the strike zone and there's a deception and a lot of them in a lot of their deliveries and they're not easy to hit. So I think the fact that you guys have the talent is deep as it is in the bullpen is a you know it's that's one of the probably the biggest things for us as far as. How this team's GonNa matchup like I think if if all goes well and we can go through these games. The starting pitching can match up I think, I think it can match up relatively. If they wanted to. But the bullpen as it should be a Yankee strength is not it hasn't been in a couple years but you know we're a couple of guys down a as far as people they can trust, but it doesn't matter for you your team because they go so. They'll. They'll just literally throw anyone out there and what's funny is that before the season, some of these guys that are on the roster on the postseason roster I had never heard of my co-host had never heard of we didn't know who John Curtis was or Erin slegers. Orion Thompson the side armor and that's the thing they like you said they throughout so many different guys that give so many different looks and that's why I think that you know. In, this series we certainly might see the the opener or they've gone to a second opener, the double opener where they they'll throw out maybe a John Curtis and then second any Ryan Thomson, and then they'll bring in Ryan Yarbrough or whoever is that our bulk guy going forward and it's something that's been very successful for them I mean one of the issues with having guys with so many quirky deliveries and wives and things like that is it has. Forced probably a lot of injuries. You don't have that prototypical wind up that you know you pitching coach would give a lot of guys that rear back into a lot of different things and and that's why a couple of guys are heading for Tommy. John. Surgery in out for this year and maybe for for twenty twenty one like I know Andrew is a guy example but Yeah. They've got a lot of you know matter what their names are. Like we knew we know about Nick Anderson. We know about Diego Castio guys like that but they have shown that you know they one thing you might notice in this series is even if it's Blake Snell or tyler glass now on the mound once that third time through the order comes up, they might pull them. They might hook them in and bring in that reliever. We saw that you know I mean Blake Snail in game one of the wildcard game. against. Hit. No hitter through five innings and he only made it through think five and two thirds he was dealing I mean he was he was he looked like cy young Snell, and then no, they wanted to go right to the bullpen and try to. Ask the what. Now really no I think he was at I don't quote me on this, but I think it was like it was in the seventies. It wasn't. It wasn't. It wasn't crazy at all and. Same thing with glass. Now I mean there's Been Times glasnost been rolling in these at. Some odd pitches and they pull him because again they they have so much trust and faith in their bullpen and that's something we're seeing throughout baseball where we're seeing bullpens pitch more than starters and and we're seeing I mean it's it's become a trend where we're seeing less retain more breaking balls than than fastballs. It's crazy. What's happening today's today's game but yeah, the bullpen I've just Come to the fact that I don't know what their names are some time they throw them out there and it it works Guy Maybe watch is Shane mcclanahan who's actually local kid. He has yet to make his major league debut and he might actually pitch in this series was added to the wildcard roster I believe is going to be added to the LDS roster to. hard-throwing lefty you know tops ninety seven ninety eight real confident kid that might be a guy that they rely on for you know one two or three innings because Jose Alvarado that that was another kind of key bullpen piece coming into the year that's been virtually injured all season and they might want another hearthrow throwing lefty so that they do things. So Unorthodox lay that. Winds up working and it starts with the bullpen. That's that that to me I think hit it on the head the bullpen I think it could be a difference maker and I think team defense could be a difference maker and where you know the the raising Olympics team, they know exactly where to put guys to get the guys. The guys are skilled infielders outfielders as well. But you know that was that that really seemed to be the edge the Blue Jay, sears and it could be the edge in the Yankees. Here's. The race can't get into homerun derby with the Yankees. They got no chance they can't do what? You know. They can't play like the Indians and expect to win over five game series so. There are some some positive things looking at backup from Yankees Indians obviously, the Yankees took care of of shame bieber and acted like a different team. They were I mean to be honest that was that was a team that that I absolutely would fall in love with like five times over again when you see them hitting with score runners and score position, you know getting the base hit up the middle hitting a runners it's going to they didn't just rely on the on the home run for for that series you know they had the home run ball especially. After. BIEBER got head up knocked up but they also took advantage of of the bullpen. Relatively early, you're not gonNA have that that chance I don't think Tampa just because they're so deep in they have so many guys. That can come out and be effective but I think the one thing that's positive for me is that they did not have to rely on the home run ball game and if that can carry over, that's something I think the Yankees really do need actually for this series. It seems like a much like against shame Bieber, the Yankees are going to have to really take advantage of their opportunities against the raise. And the pitching staff that they have. Especially, if they can get you some of their starting guys early and then forced out bullpen on I. Think the way that that bullpen can be you know taking advantage of is if they're in too much right if they if they get thrown in there too I know they're deep but still right you can get it there if you can get to the Yankee get to. Some of these guys early then I think it does neutralize the the the impact of it a little bit because you now you're getting and there's no days off. So that will affect guys on. The team moving forward but. We'll see Yankees have to put that together. How do you feel about the offense coming into the series after what they did against Toronto and knowing that So. Let's just go through the matchups. Really quick to a game one we have Snell versus Garrett Cole Tanaka is going to be going up against glass now in game two and Charlie Morton against that they have not announced that you're probably GONNA BE J Davey Garcia. Maybe probably J. I would assume. Yeah, it's you know I think that and again, this is my rai raise bias speaking but I think that the rays have an edge in pitching starting pitching but it's all about timely offense for the raise their team that necessarily can put hits together in bunches. In fact, they led the League in strikeouts like it. There's a lot of swing and miss in that group which certainly concerns me against Garrett. Cole and we know about some of the teams pass struggles against Masahiro Tanaka but what they've tried to do. One thing I think that could help is having G. Man Choi healthy because we know he's he's hit well off of Garrett Cole. In the past but what they've done is they've got some guys. They've really added some true athletes that if they have to they lay down a bond and they can get on first and then they conceal second and they found ways to manufacture runs without cobbling together a bunch of hits. They're actually despite the fact that they strike out a lot they ran draw their walks so that that is maybe another positive but that that is something I. Think. To Really Watch for is to see how much this team runs and tries to steal against the Yankees especially with two outs I mean you've got guys like, Randy Ross arena many Margot Brett Phillips Kevin Cure Mar a lot of guys that can really wreak havoc on the base paths and what they've really tried to do is just get in a pitcher's head by you know. He just long leads in trying to force pickoffs, and before you know it the the guy, the plate gets a good pitch to hit, and then he gets a base hit and the guy scores from there. So they tried to do some creative things with that. But you know. If we go back to the wild series like, yeah, the rays hit well off of review but a lot of that was based off of defensive mistakes that the Blue Jays made and that turned into a home run here homerun there in re wasn't really himself. He was he was different Rio yet lost a fastball velocity and and he was leaving hanging breaking balls and it was not the guy that that posted the IRA he did in the regular season and I think the rays have definitely struggled against guys. At throw really above ninety five miles per hour and things like that. But I would not expect this team to do what the Yankees did to the Indians. For example I think their their their modus operandi is winning close ball games winning three to four to three and I think they've got one of the best records if not the best record in one run ballgame so that they want to keep it close. They WANNA keep it tight throughout and then try to try to get creative with getting that that extra. Extra run, when they, can? One of the one of the problems with with your keys when they get to the when they get to the bullpen is exactly this thing runners on is, is a problem for a few of the guys on the Yankees Yankees. Bullpen. I would not be surprised if Kevin cash completely exploited that it would be it would be difficult to see a guy like adamant of you know who has been struggling mightily but Is are going to have to have a guy or to step up in their bullpen and actually play like they perform like they did in two, thousand, nine, thousand, nine, hundred. And be a guy that you know autumn adamant of you know has been a disaster this year he was ineffective pitcher last year for the majority of the year kind of faded at the end of the season but he's also a guy that really really struggles with runners on base. So they are bringing a hard to bring in and out of you know when there is when there's runners on against. Tampa who you know is going to be aggressive Chapman. Also a guy that you know he's been throwing over a lot recently a and and trying to mix it up with you know he's developed a splitter developed. He's throwing a little bit of glitter. He's got slider that that he's throwing. So he's definitely changing things up and I think it's that's making it a little better for him with runners on but. Golly Kevin Cash and he's runners who who have seen him multiple times and they know his tendencies and they know these things I would not be surprised if that becomes the story line with with some of these relievers because they're just they're really they're really dog should at keeping guys close to the bag and you know if these are one run games to run games that's going to be a difference. Ball and the gap guy from I has a huge lead or. A guy advancing from first to second, just because of the pitcher. So something that were definitely going to be looking for where where do you think are areas of weakness that that the Yankees might be able to exploit in season series like this why I think it's one of those things where if they can, if their pitchers can get on a roll here and generate strikeouts, I mean there's been times where I think that. The. Rays have had you know seventeen eighteen strikeouts in a ballgame and they just can't put anything together offensively I think that's where you know if you're able to use coal maybe twice over the course of five game series and and I think that you know keeping that that ball elevated and working off that. where the raise, just it becomes almost contagious as far as guy striking out I think that's something to watch out for I. Mean if we're looking at that's really the maybe the biggest thing that I think that the rays can do that the Yankees can do against the raises just generate a lot of swing and miss it. They don't put anybody on the basepaths because I tell you what if I guess big Gary Sanchez behind the plate and he you know a pass ball or he even has trouble with the Bolt Bay they will not hesitate to run at all. So that's probably the biggest thing I would say, even if we get to a game four and a game five, even in the race throughout Ryan Yarbrough Josh Fleming I mean Josh Fleming was a guy that nobody had known of before the season. He hadn't pitched above double a ball and he wasn't Brennan McKay was supposed to be the number six technically before Yanni. Torino's got injured and was out for the season quite frankly Josh Fleming look better than Yanni Torino's in the five spot. He's a guy that works quickly pitches to contact high ground ball rate, the rays infielder love that. And he I mean, he stepped right in he looks like a ten year vet not a guy who just been called up from double a so I, think you know. It's not like I. Don't necessarily think that the Yankees you know they get to a game for game five it's we can feast on Ryan Yarbrough or Josh Fleming because their names aren't snell glass our or morten. That might be something that I guess the other thing too is maybe the the home run. The home runs on your guys aside because that's something that todd glass now's been prone to in Blake snails been been prone to is is a long time because I mean in that game that they eat to win against the bluejays glass now really had to mistakes to solar shots to Danny Janssen of all people, and they were just absolutely mashed and we know with with the Yankees power I mean it shouldn't be that hard to if they're able to square up on, they can send it for a ride even though we are in Petco, Park Moro Bay a pitchers friendly park there but I would say those are probably the two things is Tendency of home runs from from pitchers definitely warranted in the fact that the raised lineup has a lot of swing and miss One thing to watch out for maybe is is to see if Austin Meadows is able to come back because. It's been a disastrous year for Austin Meadows. He he started out on the covid nineteen hundred less. He came back I guess maybe a week and a half into the season and he basically bad at the Mendoza line. Didn't really he did not look the opposite of of twenty nine, thousand, nine metres who was finished up ten in Al Mvp voting. So maybe he's able to. Try to work a little bit against righties or something like that They've still found a way with A. Still found a way to be pretty successful offensively despite the strike outs with Adam but maybe that's something. If he can provide a little bit of a spark, they're just having his presence in the lineup or on the bench but. Those are really the only two things. I see that the Yankees could really take advantage of. At this point, I would say. Yeah it's interesting talking about the home runs too. Because Garrett Cole. Is a similar type pitcher obviously with glass now in snow in the sense that I all three of those guys really. The. Home runs mostly. You'll see solo shots a lot of Solo shots because there are more aggressive in the zone when there's no runners on depending on game flow as well like these guys will pitch to the strike zone almost. Dare somebody hit, and that's when you see the ball flying out of the park. Is when they're a little bit more aggressive in the zone but. You know that's the thing like those mistakes. If there's if those mistakes are happening in the ball, does go out of the park and like you said, you know it's it's deep right center is deep to left center. It's you know just shy four, hundred The PETCO So the balls are going to have to be struck wealth to to go out and maybe that plays better for your base running I don't know. The thing is that I think, these mistakes are going to be magnified so Whoever's limiting mistakes with the long ball I think is a really good opportunity to win the series I. Think if if there are if there are mistakes with the long ball and you're not, you're stacking two to three runs that's going to be tough to come back unless there's just disastrous pitching on on one of the sides, probably the Yankee side with the bullpen but. Yeah I definitely see has one of these guys needs to step up. We'll see what happens. There's a there's some young kids that that could step up but just a matter of a of Boone's going to be. The guy that's able to pull the trigger on some young guy last thing before we get going and I want to hear your prediction as well. So we can. We can stick to it. I'll give you myself but. The difference between Boone and cash I. think that's also something to really look at because I. Think you know again like I started off the show boone or Kevin cash has has has done a very good job knowing his guys putting his guys into position to succeed and I think boon. you know just in the last game bruin had some boneheaded moves that were just some. Really really really just like you're looking at them cross eyed some of these moves that he makes a and I think he thinks too much and I don't know if the nurturing the tunnel are know they're fighting with his inner conscious What's what's happening but Yeah. Are you feeling confident with Kevin Cash down there and what have you guys heard about boone I don't know if you've. Through the Games that we've played or what the media has told you. But what are your feelings about the two managers coming into the series? Really outside of I, don't know much about Boone's. Managerial style outside of the fact that I know he likes to get up been an empire faces and he he's got some some interesting comments and post game but I definitely have put my trust and what Kevin Cash especially, what he's been able to do this season I mean we talked last season about how he was able to navigate so many injuries with the team but this year in sixty games it was just there was a period like every day. I was like somebody's GonNa get injured. Likely a pitcher somebody's GonNa, go down in nevertheless it it. It became that type of thing what he's going to be the next guy he was gonna be the next guy and like even even Charlie Morton. Went down for a stint like I it seems like really the. The. I mean Nick Anderson was on the Angeles this year like I thankfully Blake Snell and tyler glass now didn't hit the I l. this years they were brought back slowly. Methodically back into the rotation. But yeah, just what he's been able to do with sometimes, I can't even keep up with all the the versatility changes in in moving guys around. Position by position I mean, there's really only. Two guess quantify everyday players that's Willie Adama such short and Kevin Kerr Meyer. In centerfield outside of that you better. If you're if you're raised player, you better be checking that lineup. You'd better double checking where you're playing in the field because like. Brandon Lau second basement. He's played eleven games in the outfield this year like they'll move guys anywhere in everywhere You know they put some of their catchers at first base just to kind of move around and get creative with giving guys some rest and and trying to play the platoon advantage. So what he's been able to do getting this team at at forty and twenty with with everything that they've gone through this season without having really arguably the best player on their roster for much of the season and he was not productive the season in. Austin, meadows. It's it's pretty amazing. So like if it if this came down to a couple, a handful of managerial decisions and in some things at the margins like. I. Know I'm biased here but I would certainly give the edge to Kevin Casual of that. All Right? The LDS Yankees raised in San Diego 'cause twenty. Your prediction for the series and your MVP. I will say I'm glad you mentioned San Diego because the rays do have to former padres on the roster and Manny Margot in Hunter renfro maybe that provides a little bit of a benefit or advantage. There's also several former raise that are on the padres roster. So maybe there's a little friendly handshake across the Aisle Hey, give me some details on Petco Park and and how to play some of these dimensions and angles and things like that. So maybe a little little thing there but. I. Think this series goes five. And I. Pick the race to win it. Okay. WHO's your MVP? My MVP. Will be, Randy arena that's all go with the rookie sensation. Well. That's that's the that's the guy I wanted to to hear for that gets the impact player that I was looking for. All right. I'M GONNA go. Obviously I'm taking the New York Yankees, I think it's going to take five I. Think this this thing definitely goes a series that they were going to see smell and coal pitch twice and I think it's GonNa come down to which one of those guys is most effective if if we can get one of those guys on short rest coming out in pitching very well I think the other teams can have a problem with that. So I will go yankees and five. And if if Garrett, Cole pitches that second game wins at, he's going to be named the MVP. If it's a position player a ago Gleyber Torres have a a big series so We got well, we'll. Will we have any games at four hours and fifty minutes where we break that record or or does that stay with the Indians Yankees? Does it rains and San Diego does it does it do we have like maybe earthquake delays or fire delays? I don't know what's going on in California for for anything that can. Yeah. If it's not. Yeah. You know it's funny because with all the pitching changes that the rays make, they may use as many as seventy different pitchers in a ball game that could that could definitely add to the time of of this game for sure and also I will say. Yankees fans will probably get annoyed with this. Sometimes I get annoyed with it is the amount of mound visits. Kyle. Snyder makes when a picture is a little bit in trouble or you see the first sign of stress, he'll do as little strut up there and and hang out there for ninety seconds or whatever and walked back out to to the dugout. So you'll probably see you know depending on on how the game goes. You probably see that three or four times a game called visiting mount. I'm sure that will get annoying we yeah. We we will look at some things that will annoy the living hell out of us, and then just in you know start peppering at them so. I'm looking forward to it a blad. This is happening because I want I wanna I. I. Think it. You Know Yankees getting to if they're to get to the world series I, want them to go through the raise, and then I want something to Houston and I want them to be both of those teams that would be that would make this feel better for me now. In the season. So to -gratulations on a good season I hope you lose I'm glad you agreed with ninety acres because I. was almost almost thousand You've confirmed it's pre-. And Yemen we'll. We'll talk again very soon. But. I wish you luck. I know as likewise same to you got to be something where can you buy your co host? A nine hundred had at the raise win or you got to put some kind of profit on the table here you got I. Don't know I. Know You guys you if you want to set it on fire afterwards that's fine with me but. I don't know if there's a way to officially proved to him that you know that had is because of gas comet. If we if we lose if we lose I will I will definitely give you his address. There's no. Yeah. I might have to send him a hat from there on and. They win the world series. I'll buy a buy a a stable t shirt as well. There it is. I will make them more on twitter sounds good firemen to you. I'll talk to you against her of course anytime someone. 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Episode 106: With Yankees First Baseman Luke Voit

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Episode 106: With Yankees First Baseman Luke Voit

"The. I'd say our tied at five as go the body. Love these Aaron Boone, the leader his first bad of the game. He's. Just to the first. Law. The portrait ROY. What's up, what's happening? Welcome to another dish of the short porch. Presented by barstool sports. I'm your host hubs along sub on the other side of the table. They've ape God. The Colosseum cloud. Tommy smokes, Tom's Geli. What's going on? What's up big episode? I can't figure out this, Mike. But basically, the most important thing we've ever done in our lives someone that you've done cool things in my life. This is what we this. The whole podcast is just you know what was one hundred and four episode leading up stay hundred five of us. They were all for this moment that you will get in about fifteen minutes on the show. Luke Voight short porch. It happened. Yeah. I mean we'd been hyping them up for a while now. Talked about it, and we're down in Tampa flirted with the idea, you know, we're talking to some of his buddies, we've exchanged with him before tried hard. Yeah. And you know, it didn't work out last time, just scheduling stuff, so we figured. All right. Let's. Adjusted to the season. Finally found a time for it to work, and we did it. We got Luc Voight onto the short porch and he's awesome. I mean he is as cool as like just a much of a bro as you magin. He would be like when you watch him on the field you here is interviews in the clubhouse. He's just awesome say I was fine. But you were getting inside your own head with how you'd introduce yourself to him. He had originally. I always just going to go down to lobby to, to find him and bring them up, and you like, well, I'm gonna come to, and then and then, you know, at that point years probably freak out side, because the whole Tyler Wade, introduction was a Doba deal for you. He looked I I've talked about this before doubts high fives, handshakes. It just gets blurred. I'm traditional I meet someone like a guy for the first time I was going to shake his hand. I think that's sort of the best way to go. He wanted to go dapper by think I handled this pretty it was like a weird like half tap, and then like a Pat on the back. But I watched you did. And I was like, all right. I'm just going to imitate follow the leader. And I did that I think pretty well. And then I did tell me the after to sort of break dice. I was like, hey, that's like this mood this introduction. I've had at the player so far they got better too, though as went on and say, our, our goodbye debt, just me and him was like it could have gotten a museum. It was so smooth. But Luke Voight friend of the show now I mean he's Kilby back on at some point. I mean, whether whether you know, hope hopefully that point is the all star game because we're, we're pushing hard. If you're listening to this when you're finished or, you know, fuel assist on your commute into the into work, you have your phone. You can multitask. You're gonna go on, and you go to vote for Luke void the all-star game you not only vote for Luke Voight for digital Mayhew gleyber Torres. Gary Sanchez GIO, shelhah. And maybe you know, you're out your desk. Now and, you know, you're like being accupuncture, whatever shutdown whatever work, you're working on and go to MLB dot com and vote for Voight and all those other guys nothing, you're doing right now is as important as getting those guys to Cleveland for the all star game nothing, nothing in life is important as dowry. Yeah. You need to be doing five. Oh today. I think you do it on your phone to seventeen. I think I thought it was five online and five five on a laptop five on your phone. I thought it was seventeen I'm doing on multiple emails that you've got to use all resources necessary to staff stack that stuff that. Stuff, the box, the ballot the ballot ballotbox stuff the fi the royals did a few years ago now under stand, just because they're the leader doesn't mean they're getting. They're trying to do this thing fish, a top three you go to like a selection show. Voids in that top three guarantee you he's got pick. No one wants fucking a white sock Hosea Abreu, you being you're starting first baseman that you want to look for it there. Yeah. So vote for all those guys get them in. That is also important thing we're going to do these next this next month every single day. Tweet out just a reminder just do that. We couldn't express it enough. How much we want these guys there. But the interview is great do I want to do the now. Let's just do it now. Let's just go fucking do now, here is Luke. Foy. We are now joined by a king who hails from Missouri. You know him as Louis Lynnwood Voight, third of his name king of the east, and the west Lord of the six divisions, and protector of the Bronx, ladies and gentlemen, you're starting first baseman for the New York Yankees. Look, look what's going on was Phyllis intro worked. I worked a little he's really proud of it. He's been hyping it up all morning, sick. Thrones. Little deaf, thrones guy. Oh, yeah. Did you like the season? Yeah. I mean you can't hate on the end. I mean even though it did suck. I mean, the build up and everything was awesome. They killed a show but, you know, less to did. So who would you want on the throne? Not brand not brand. Brand's. I mean you figure snow get it. I don't know. It was it sucked. We knew we got you. They're trying to hype it up. Like there's no chance they were talking in our to that was just terrible. Like what do you think in here? But. Just panic through it and rushed it and well yeah because they're doing Star Wars now. So that's, that's just a shame. But in terms of the Yankees everything I mean, it's a pleasure having you here. I mean last year this your, this unknown new guy just trying to find a role trying if I could just implying time, and now you're the heart and the soul and someone who's being looked up upon by, like, JIRA shell, and all these types of people like how is surreal this, it's pretty surreal, man who would have thought the New York City, you know, two thousand nineteen playing first base for the Yankees, especially after last year getting trading. I mean you never think you're gonna get traded when you know you with a team for so long. And you know, it's kind of cool, but a lot of coaches are like you know what you're always playing for twenty nine hundred teams when I was in the stuck in, you know, coming up and down the miners with Saint Louis, but manage that been awesome. You know, you guys have been awesome with, you know, all support Luke how. How crazy? Unbelievable. I get guy was getting them in Cleveland, even though I struck out like a million times there. But kid. Nice knock. But man, the city's been awesome, New York's fun place to play him in, and especially if you have some confidence, and, you know, have, you know, some fun with it, and, you know, allow you guys have taken taking that role and I've kinda ran with it, and it's, it's been fun, man. This team's been fun. And, you know, when the pinstripes are days, pretty awesome. It's been kind of weird twenty nineteen season so far for the team all the injuries started off slow then play really hot before you know little recent skid this past week. How would you sum up this season so far as a whole? Oh I mean early on. I mean spring training. I mean everyone was coming in. Everyone's healthy or like wow. It's going to be unreal. And then sevi- goes. And then, you know, kind of just kind of goes down the list or at there, but it has been it's been crazy. 'cause, you know, you not have that much service time. So when those guys I get I'm the guy that gets on the go on the road all the time and I got to see the Tirosh play and the Geos play. And you know, I got to see our death and pitching and it was impressive, and I knew these guys are gonna come up and, you know, I knew they're going to do well, but, you know, they've surpassed everything and it's been unbelievable. What does done fencing offensively Tyrone up playing five days in a row comes in? It's Homer like that kind of stuff. It's it's been ridiculous. And you know, a guy like Nestor Cortes is, you know, he came in yesterday and threw three flaws. Endings nester Nestor can't get enough. No. But I mean, it's just a lot of stuff that, you know, Cashman's in front office is done to bring in these guys to step up and big roles in, you know, I was one of those guys, you know, last year, and it's, it's been fun, man. This team is relentless and even for down seven nothing. You know, I can't city game was a perfect example. We came back in no matter what yesterday there's no doubt in our mind, you know, weird things happen this game. But we always expect to come out on top every night, regardless of what the you know what's happening in the game. Definitely you mentioned spring. And however, was healthy. You are in a pretty big competition with Greg bird, kind of like a football like you don't see them baseball, these days position battles. You see it in football, and obviously, your guy too, but then you obviously got the starting nod if I on opening day, and you hit a three run home run out of that. I mean that was like storybook. I was like almost like fainted. What did you, you blackout? That moment. Like do you remember walking on running around the bases there? Well, I mean when you take in your, you know, your first fucking about the season, you're like you're like, all right. You gotta get the knockout away. You know, you wanna get to knock out of the way there's nothing worse than you know starting the season for four you know, or something like that. And I was like, you know what success off Cashman got three one. I was like guarantee throws me slider here youngest ladder and took it dead center. So. That was unreal. Man. I'll tell you what the interpretation for that season. And then, you know, getting Luke chance before you know the game when we do the, you know, amping lineups and stuff, and then get it like that, you know, kind of hurt and call and stuff is almost bad day Thursday. Yeah, exactly. That's like something you pitch to like a movie director. And like, no, that's not real. That's not going to happen. So you talked about sort of the tightness of this team. CC has a recent quote saying that I think at the core this team is just good dudes great players, but it's just good dudes. What can you say about that? How much do you think the team chemistry in the locker room has helped you guys on the field? Oh, it's ridiculous. Like even when I came here, you know, I'm coming to the Yankees on Mike miss can be tough like you know, you hear stories about locker rooms in all the guys are all stars. You know, have some type Accolate have been around for a long time. You know, you got the guards CC's stands down the list. And I was like, man, I don't have that much service time. He's probably gonna be hard. I mean it's New York, you know if I don't. Well, you know, they're gonna shit on me and do I felt like I had been there for three years. It was incredible after two weeks and you know, those guys were awesome me. And you know they treated me like. Like any other guy they gave me the opportunity in wannabe must self. And that was the biggest thing I took out of it and just go out and be yourself and be confident nothing. That's the best thing you can do, especially see, like this, where, you know, there's a lot of stuff on the line for you day in and day out. But man, it's I think it's a credit to all those guys coming up at jeeter and stuff in kind of learning the ropes. But, you know it's classic mandate is much good dudes and you know. You know, at the end of the day, everyone wants to get their accolades or whatever, you know, get their stats. But the day we wanna win man. And that's you know that's all team this locker room cares about. And it's, it's pretty impressive. There's no Mimi. Guys on this this team. It's, it's, you know, one thing remind you know win number twenty. Do you notice there's something different than last year? Yeah. For sure maybe because there's geo shallows and the Mike talk men's coming up here to for sure. And I guess me being more around, and, you know, kind of pay attention more, because last year, you know, you're always trying to, you know, kinda stab myself and you know, now I feel you know, without judgy and, you know g and you know, a lot of the guys that we miss this year. You know I've had to step up in a bigger role. So you pay attention to that stuff more. And you gotta help those guys out man. And those guys have I think when you give those guys some confidence man, this guy's limit. I tweeted, probably like a month or something like that. That when if you ever got in the show, I was just to give you the floor to go off on pitcher's. Throwing up on up. It's how much do you fucking ridiculous? And here the most most thrown out guy pretty much. I know I've had prior ten fifteen people say that to me all the time I get it. I mean you watch said this before like judge in. Stan hit. They pitched us the same way. I mean it's up in throw sliders down in a way, it's just getting frustrating because, you know, you get these young guys coming up, and they're throwing hundred ninety eight two hundred. It's, it's frustrating man. 'cause I've got hit in the hand three or four times now. Oh my God. That was was it with. Yeah. Yeah. Dan? I was like, all you think about as judge last year. Royals here we go again. I mean it's such a you know, that handers such sensitive area. And in it's one of those injuries, you can't do anything. It's the worst. I mean, there's obviously worse. But, you know you, you. Yeah, you just have to let it heal. It's not like you can do any other thing you know. But I thought you're going to run it Bundy. When Bundy through it, you. It was at the first series of the year. I think it was right. There's one of the first series of the year. But when he threw at you, you looked at him. I was like, oh, so someone's just gonna die to just gonna kill buddy. Do you think one day you could see yourself charge the mound, if you get really fired up? Yeah. Good. Number one answer, your quick thoughts on Joe JR. Minutes. We'll see and September about that. Some would say is a fat fuck. We're not gonna say. Yeah. Fuck that guy. Speaking of hitters I pitchers recent story in the news from yesterday. Sunday's Bumgarner verse Muncie. Muncie, launches a moonshot. Bumgarner says, don't watch the ball. Ron once he kinda says back. Well, go get that ball out of the ocean. Do you of believe as a hitter? Like if you hit a ball that far pretty much do whatever the hell you want. I mean it wasn't even that bad of like no wasn't. I you know, we I don't have a problem with it. I don't get it. You know, I, I don't think I think that was I hit of Bumgarner to. I think he was like that. And when you hit it, we're Barry Bonds, sits it. He like, in the middle of, you know, if it landed like you know once short Porsche bomb, right? Yeah. Yeah. Whenever you hit that far that was like the one I hidden can't say that for do what you want. And like I said it wasn't that bad really wasn't months. He said back to him with great. So my top five line of all time. I mean it's just so perfect. Is your least favorite word in the dictionary, fluke? Yes. Every single since it rhymes with my name, that's like every single day. I mean I don't know. No more. I don't think but at least in April, and you went through a little that little slide, then you've got that Homer in Baltimore which was the alternate just getting that PIN off your back. Everyone could see like your relief with that home run and everyone the dugout with but like it must be so fucking doing in April and may just like here that where anytime you strike out. You just you're like someone's going to say that even in spring training every time you know, MIR Burwood hit. That's all they talk about and took it, and I'm not paying attention to it, but it's just repetitive and don't get me wrong. Grades good guy. But like I want him to succeed, but the guy can't stay away from the injury bug. But it's like let's play whatever happens happens. It's a part of the game, and it's fun competition. It brought out the best in us. And, you know, may the best man win lucky. I got that chance. Birdie just kinda hurt his foot or whatever. So it's part of it. You know, I wish there was more of these competitions and baseball, like some of these younger guys getting opportunities over guys that have had a definite long time, but it's good for the game. So when you come over from Saint Louis last year, very much like a diamond in the rough so to speak, and no one really knows a ton about you, but get over to New York you hit three thirty fifteen home runs when the Ke's I traded for you to casper men, or anyone from the analytics department come up to you and say, like this is why we took a chance on you. Yeah. Once I kind of, you know, started hitting a little bit better and a lot of the guys like all right. A little guys are constantly walking around locker room on the field and stuff. And they started coming out there with you. I was one of the guys that scouted, you like we were scouting you like for, like two months. And I was like, what's like cool. I'm playing in some random city, and tripling the Moines Iowa or something like that. And just by four Yankee scouts at that game like, and I had no idea. Gone out the night before three in the morning. So before that game, we see that trait. And like I mean at the time like no one note, no one in New York, like has ever heard of Luke, what we just think because I think it was also international signing bonus money, which Cashman loves to people thought that was the main part, and then you find out you've been just it on their radar for three months. They've been waiting for that. Perfect time is pretty Kuhlman, and especially in those guys start coming up to you. And, you know, they're telling you all these stats kinda why don't even know. But I mean that's what the game started into, and what year all those guys kinda give you confidence outside of the stats that, you know, it's, it's pretty cool, and it's crazy. How far these computers have gone with baseball. And are you more of numbers guy or you feel? It's I think it's, it's harder for a lot of I mean I like love video. I watched all the time. But like. When I like, let's say I face like like, I'm gonna go off of what I've seen in like you faced him enough. Yeah. I I'm not going to dive down into the stuff. And like a lot of us like to look at their previous starts. Kinda see, you know, what kind of pitches we're working for them. But then I mean like the guy could be a fastball slider gun slaughters on. So he's throwing more changes came, so it's, it's something you have to pay attention. And it's a feel thing during the game. So. You still got to be a baseball player in watch the game. And you know, kind of figure out what's going on. Because baseball is that game we're supposed to fail at times. I feel that people always talk about the pressure of playing in New York. It's kind of the number one, not fear. But like you know, you know, the media are going to be on you every, every second of the way, how did you acclimate yourself to that intense media, and always that in your face type media other seemed to like, kind of melt, and that's about let you seem to be thriving was a college class? I took like a day. That when you have to get the credits can't quite teaching. No, I'm kidding. I, I don't know. Man. I just kind of take it, you know, obviously, it sucks. And you have a bad game you have to talk to them. But I think that's kind of what makes it surreal to is. You know, even though if you go to for the Homer, whatever they wanna talk, like, yeah, I know I'm going to have to talk to me. That'd be cool. But then you like Didi yesterday make an air. He's probably like damn like it's gonna be some math to face at the end of the day. But I don't know you just kind of take the bull by the horns kind of thing man as much as it sucks. You know, you kind of Bill relationship with some of the media people and they're good people. They're not gonna try to ruin your ride anything bad about you, even though sometimes in may look like that. But it's their job to they gonna make money and, you know, make money for their family. So it's part of the job and, you know, he's got take it and you know, some people need to face it every night. So we're about ten fifteen minutes, this interview, and I just want to address the elephant room. I'm not Derek jeeter. It's like a lot of people online or saying that I looked like they're Geeta recently, there was one tweet this like well when did bar. Hire Derek Jeter. I'm not hitting worse thing to just want that out there. Like I put up a poll mainstream toilet like Derek jeeter fifty seven percent of the people said, yes. So majority of the people out there think, like Derek Jeter. I didn't know if you're like this whole interview like, well lies teetering, if you may not addressing it all down to Miami. So I sort of wanted to clear the air and let you know that I'm not there. Jeeter. Do you think? Resemblance. Not at all. I mean that's crazy. Those people to say, yes, there was one tweet unprompted, sang like I just wanted to get out there it's weird. You don't like I don't want to like you may have to get your eyes checked, like we, we need to see in the ball. Well, it's like a striking resemblance, please. Have you ever been in the same room as Jason Giambi? No. But I love to be in the same room. Some people say you as the exact same person actually, our media relations guy. Jason Zillow said that he's like you're the t to what Jason Johnny was you have a picture. I think you're holding a knife or something like that. It's, it's just on the internet somewhere. But it you literally look like exactly so that from that knife, that was from the two thousand sixteen homerun derby. Okay. And AA best pro ran it. And I got a buck knife for winning. That's awesome nice. And once gift cards, I think we'll get something more if you win the homerun derby. Yeah. Really bad. Speaking of look-alikes, there's people out there that say with the chain the hair, the Jersey Open, you sort of embody, like the typical like Vinnie Boombats like Yankee fan type guy Jin where that as a badge of honor, like, yeah, I represent, you know, these Staten Island and Brooklyn New Yorkers. Yes. Because every time I'm like running out to stretch, whatever pull the game, there's some guy on button, his shirt, Cheshire this chain out with the dip in. We were there on Sunday night for Yankee socks, and there was one guy. I mean he might have been the most Janke fan I've ever seen my life, no undershirt at all shaved chest like, we'd O'Hare the sunglasses that look like most talion sunglasses ever. And some some Gary Sanchez jersey with his name on the back and he got up after every pitchers. It was it was New York too. But it's great those, those are people you have to just embrace that, though. Right. Like KFC always like, oh, there is Goumba out there like that. My, my Google is going to be the all star game. And he might win Pete. So shut the fuck up by the way, I'm excited for tonight. Subway series I one hopefully in. It should be more than two games. What is this two-game series thing? I hate it. I mean, we got to know I know so should be it should be a weekend series, three and three it should be a weekend Monday Monday. What is an it's raining up. No do you. I'm sure he said it was like perfect all week too. By the way here. Beautiful. It was almost too perfect. You obviously hate the Red Sox out assume at this point, just say that if you want for the record like threats you hit the Red Sox disliked. Okay. Do you do you have those feelings towards the Mets yet? 'cause I like a lot of Anki fans like me, I hate the Mets just as much threat socks. I just hate their fans or I call him sewer at cockroaches. Come out of the sewers, and they like not your feet, these annoying, little weasel. Do since you haven't been a part of that yet. Do you have any any of those same feelings towards the Mets yet? Or maybe after do not. That's what I'm saying. I'm excited for tonight tomorrow. It'll be fun. You'll hate by one say, no I mean, you know, I know their team, but we're not gonna see Senator Graham or anything either so cigarettes a coward. Get the fuck eraser August. I hope you hit a ball off chases Vargas had enough of hearing, then this office. You're at the top of the list right up there in the in the all star game for first base. What is that? I mean this is coming from last year. And now we're talking like you're one two or three for the all star game at first base. I mean like how much do you want to be there for that? It'd be sick man, obviously to prove everyone wrong proved people that you no doubt in the last three or four years. So it'd be pretty sweet obviously winnings. Most important thing that today like I said, but, you know, it's kind of cool to get those accolades, and obviously, you have to put up good numbers to help your team get to, to where you want to be at the end of the year campaigning every day. Yeah. Dod. So I appreciate you also expressed interest in the homerun derby. I think that would be awesome for us to see I'll ask if you could only do one derby or the all star game, which would rather be a part of. It's just that million dollars in the homerun derby, I would you gotta say being all star? You're only four innings the all-star gave million dollars. I was thinking you were gonna take the dirt because I know how excited Warren like the spotlight also gave me getting back to bats play the field like the homerun derby. Yeah, that's true for sure. Well, hopefully in that like, when you're going to sign a deal, right? Like having that I have an all-star appearance. Yeah. You talked about the million dollars. How much do you hate the currency bay and this town like it seems that you might be like the most just not great? I know you wished about it in the Pat. You've talked about in the past it needs to get thrown away. Yeah. I don't know what's going to happen, man. I mean obviously, we wanna throw that one word around that we've talked about in the next couple of, you know, two years or so. So it seems like it's getting better. But I say that kind of with a grain of salt, because you don't know what's going to happen, but it's, it's getting kinda scary man seems like a lot of people taking early deals now like to get out of it. They're buying out like there, there years earlier. Yeah, so, yeah, it's it's hard to turn down twenty five thirty million dollars. When you're twenty five twenty six years, certain uncertainty of the future. And then there's always a chance. He's thirty two. If you put up the red numbers kind of like what Goldschmidt, did he signed on those in, in their own? And then he just got paid. So but he's also an MVP. Culver player. But like my guy Paul young was in my wedding. He signed on those deals, but it's so hard not to do it, man. Right. Because what happens like, what if you get in a car crash or you'd never know you just don't know. Well, don't be so the winning by the way not saying. Yeah. Sorry. Moving on your twenty six by the time you make the majors twenty-seven by the time he become a starter now twenty eight you know, sort of a long journey to get here. Was there any low point throughout your minor league journey where you know you thought about giving up, like was there any point? You look back on and say, I'm glad I made it through that I would say last year for sure there wasn't ever 'cause you always once you get a taste of you're like, wow. This is unbelievable. What I was up Kathy and seventeen. But going up and down eighteen and there was points where like I was putting them up like great numbers. And I just. Stockman and it just it gets frustrating because you have that uncertainty. You're in AAA, you're not getting paid as much and you know like the only way I'm gonna get called up as if someone gets hurt. And that's when you start wishing bad upon people. You can't get like that. It's hard man. And when you're controlling everything possible and everything in the shitter it's it's a hard game. And. Trust me, you getting up at four AM going on commercial flights to Dallas too. You know, L Paso, Texas. Not getting the best food, and you know, life sucks, especially like, you know, when your family's away from you, you got nothing really you kind of just living in Memphis, Tennessee, which isn't the best place to live. Very frustrating. But like I said, there's just gotta find the positives to play baseball every day point a little kid's game. And you know I get to play with a lot of guys that I built friendships with that. I still, you know, kind of talk to, like, I got to play Ostrom Mocatta who hit kind of kill us this weekend, but I'd never heard of him until this weekend. And I don't wanna face it anymore. He got traded two days after I did. And we're both in Vegas, and it's pretty cool. I mean, but he was stuck. I mean Mike Ford similar situation kind of ran out. We have him on the show like. It's, it's tough man. And like I said, you gotta try to make the best out of it. But some of those nights you just like I could go four for four, you know, five I could hit four or five home runs and I still won't get called up. On a lighter note. Do you think we have the best brawl team in baseball? If we get an Abroal where winning up. Yes. Who, who wins a fight triple threat match you judged in? Confidence in yourself. You can take them down. Yeah. Like you got to choose yourself. Yeah. Well, hopefully well that will never happen. But hopefully we're chances of pro wouldn't hate it. We're getting him back, by the way. G I G, those injury bits have been bizarre. I mean you have to admit like he's had some weird things every now and that, but it seems like now we're in the clear. So that'd be great. I would if you told us who's come back tomorrow, I believe, and he said he was coming back in September. We believe it to it's just been such a weird judgy to about judges like swing in and everything. That'd be I mean, we're basically gonna be making like blockbuster trade just by calling these people. Yeah. Yeah. I mean that's like starting pitcher thing. I mean, we got seven comeback dose, so break. So it's no deadline acquisition. Yeah. So on the other side of fighting your teammates talk about friendships, I always say the best test of friendship is a good group chat. So I wanna know do you have any consistent and good group chats with people from the team right now are saying, no not really. I gotta go back home with my buddies, but it's actually called a bombs, and doubles, by the way. Jordan. Great. Spring trumpster. I told her I was coming on today. So they're pilots. And so, I'd imagine so what's up Jordan who, so aside from groups like what is your squad from the team like if you're gonna go out like who are your best friends on the team? Right. There's a lot of guys like we, we had a nice team dinner Toronto. We got, like fifteen guys, I would say like any of them mean holder. Really get close Rome on. Judgy even though judge is never there. I mean it's been here. I haven't played in a lineup appoint a lineup with Didi, Gary judge Stanton and Hicks like like five times. Wow, that's crazy to think about seriously like has always been hurt. Like last year. I've never seen anything like this. Like even like a football team. Football teams are healthier. I mean we're getting there now but sometime in may. It was like crate it was free teens. And then you every time you stretch dude. I just your hand. Listen. Everything's great. But I just like based on how this years ago, and I feel like we're in final destination move. For the love of God. Stay healthy the whole run. Kansas City four seventy longest run of your career right in any level rate. Have you ever hit a ball that far? Have this just from feeling? So you had like, what forty fifty people out there. Yes. My wife set up like a whole section because people are going to help me for tickets, family, up there and much of Missouri state where I went to hour and a half south of there so people from college. So she set up a patio for everyone, everyone paid one hundred something bucks. Then you front them. Then you front. I'd say money back though. My wife's got him. I got it. Between that the triple the triple the answer here. But is that your coolest moment as Yankee? What would you say? You've had some crazy moments. But it's ripple for sure. Yeah. Okay, let's take take away the triple. Now. Now, what's your favorite moment is the triple in the playoffs say sexual runs off the price? Love it number one day refers hubs mentioned, your full name at the start of the intro Lewis. Lynnwood Voight the third I was saying, before, like, if you weren't a baseball player, it sounds like you should be like, British parliament like the nineteen hundred maybe like a close confidante of Winston Churchill or something, assuming that's wasn't the case. What would you be doing? If you weren't playing baseball. Ooh. I would have definitely tried to play some type of sport. I would try to play football. But your brother went to army army played football I don't know man. Maybe like a firefighter could see that, that answer force it, Dr Samar's families docks or did you ever shelf doctor? I don't know how GIO do. Yeah. I think give four to chance before g got the family. Who's I don't know what I'd do making me like tough. Right. Do that. No, it's. Jade. So there's a story came out today, the New York Post some pool party that the Yankees had into nine which easy and basically that brought everyone together, which is just a Wild Thing here. And like everyone to the pool it suits, whatever. But so I'm Jay Z was sounds like he was pretty much around the team twenty four seven who is the coolest person like celebrity wise that you met in your rise as a Yankee. Why? No CC Jay z like super close. Like they're like, like best friends. It's got to be pretty cool. Yeah. Have you met cheesy? I have not. Oh, we gotta make that Adam, who would you like to meet, if you could meet any celebrity through, like, if you had any celebrity that could hang out like you guys are going to hang out with, like they did with Jay z, no nine who would you choose like? I'm like who's like a diehard Yankee fan to, like, there's like us to. Yeah. Side for meeting, Billy crystal. I don't know if he like, really moves the needle at this point teen. He's always at our games. I don't know man. That's a good question. He should said last night. I have no idea. I can't think this is too early for me. So, you know, a few more rapid fire questions here. Do you have any just pet peeves in general? I have a list of seven, I keep like do you have any, you always keep in the back of your mind like these are things that annoy me? Like like just real-life real aside from pitcher storing up in real life, things like that happens. Like, man, I hate that. I hate traffic. Not a big fan of the subways. I'm just going off of what a New York pepease that was my follow question. So you're at worse things about New York. Just can't do it anymore because everybody, you know, kind of falls me around, so that's true. And that's not a bad thing. It's just, you know, I kinda want you space sometimes. I'm a really clean person. So I hate like a super clean locker super clean house. Man, a pet peeves. I hate New York City bicyclists. They're the worst added to bear just they need to get wiped off the planet like do the Thanos snap would do that. They're gone. I hate people that drive really slow and walking slow walking so terrible. Yeah. There's so many things to hate hate buildings that look like houses, but aren't actually, houses, like maybe it's a dentist office, but it's the sky's the house that annoys me, I hate standing up being sticky looking for things. He wants to. Oh, I get all summer. It's well past season right now. My gold bond has got to be restocked constant I've never before. What's so, yeah, I told you Supercell doesn't know, I guess, I guess I don't really get your ass smell so bad. No, it's great good. But goal bond baby wipes. I've done the baby way spayed Webster like a whole different level. What's best thing about New York. Your name the worst things to the food, the food's, the best man anytime. I wanna go to top notch dinner, obviously, the fans have been great and just you can do whatever you want, you know within a four mile radius, you'd never restricted. Yeah. And it I don't know. It's just like we're flying them like yesterday or like me, and my wife like you know, take heart of the city. It's just seeing the like New York skyline just like put this mama face. I don't know like I'm at home. Like, when I when we come back or whatever. How would you like to spend like your ideal off day? That's a good question. I've gotten a lot. I've got like three really good questions so. Yeah. So. What I wanna do. I wanna go to the Hamptons. I've heard it's awesome. Never been there. Yeah. Saratoga as well Saratoga. Okay. A lot of fun. I mean that's like laying during the seas. Take a trip to serve toga. I would say going to the city for sure. Somewhere gopher launch? You know, maybe go up to like, you know, rooftop place, get some drinks, something like that, joy the city for a little bit. Go to a nice dinner wanna go fishing here like the deep sea fishing. It's just, you know, you don't have to many off day trying to think of all you, can you can do, but we've already done the sight seeing. So there's not really anything like Coppola suggests tonight. I don't know about, but we're pretty boring rooftop thing very much. What I tend to do. What else do enough too much? Yeah. We, we mentioned like you're look before with the chain the chain you have on. Now, you also like across you wear during the game any special meaning behind those where he got them from how long you've been wearing. Why broke my gold one but I have I have on right now my, my grandma gave me the goal one when she passed away and then. My wife game and the other one for my wedding gift. So I had other one last wish him in new on the show. Do they ever like interfere with you and you're playing everyone always asked me, they pull Chester? We mentioned the wedding. How much was the bachelor party, you went to Vegas. Yeah. We stay at the win a Vegas. We will. Yeah, I wanted to jump out of the plane on the way back. Oh, it's back you'll ever take. This guy seriously didn't care if the plane went down. I was. We would've cared. No, I know. I hope he talked about sweating or being sticky rifle like that the whole time it didn't matter. I was just tripping alcohol. How do you like to spend a long a long plane ride like traveling or trip back from Vegas? What would usually do will like with the as we play cards? Hang out, you car player who's like who's like, is there a best player, I'd say, probably Gardy? I could see that. Yeah. But they play at the high stakes day. I'm not planning for that. One day after you win the homerun derby. Yeah. But no, I'll watch you know, if it's like a work regular fled. Try watch movie. We watch this show or something. Nothing really to do boring. Feel like I know your answer, it's not gonna be a great one. But what do the forefingers mean when you get on base can't tell you got damn? If we guest fins, you will you confirm or deny just gonna give you both get one. Yes. Okay. I think we have the same gusts so just go judge gotta hit and spring against the RAZ played four outfielders. And he basically held forefingers to say, like that's on the field issue me, something like that. That's not it. All right. We're not recording. We spent a lot of things everyone we actually slide this. One of the other we asked geo, and he was like, I have no idea everyone does it. So I do believe that I don't think does do you think geo us or doesn't speak English kidding, Dan? So like actually, like, what is that? Giving it. No. I mean, thank you for, for coming on. Thank you for just being you just like we haven't had a Yankee like you probably since like Swisher. And I don't even know how to describe it, exactly. But you just like make everything fun. And you had a lot of home runs. And you really fucking good baseball. So let's let's go win a World Series fucking. All right. Look for everybody. Thank you. All right. Thank you so much, Luke voi-. And that interview was brought to you by seek seek is the smartest easiest way to get tickets to every type of live event. Whether you're catching your favorite musician on tour shopping for the perfect gift or searching for a last minute deal this your favorite team. Seek helps you find the best of the best prices. Fully guaranteed nothing beats being there in person for the biggest plays of the year and seek will get you there closer to the action for great value. 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So, yeah, hopefully, more that we're going to have him hopefully right around the all star game if he's there, and I, I think he'll be a very good recurring. Guest navy will be our third co hosts in the off season if we could make that much progress with them. We'll probably just hire him at some point. Yeah. Geeky met subway series. You guys heard the preview on Monday show with KFC and Clem. They predicted split pretty much is what happened is what it is what happened. Yeah, it's pretty boring. I wish that there would be three games. We have a decider a winner of the series, and I know we're two more in queens in July or something should be three-game series both ways very stupid. These two games very dumb but game one did not look great start. Go down four one Tanaka does not look good, even though his first two innings look so good. His splitter was diving. I went up to mush and I was like yo he might throw no hitter, like we might we gotta live bet these guys like more, because they're just gonna stop them. That's the end up, did they did curves out the Mets. But it was not was not good early. Zach wheelers stinks and Luke made sure of that would his three-run bomb. But yeah, we pulverized firsthand go on the in game, two Tanaka is sort of classic Tanaka nocco where the stuff looks good. He's getting strikeouts. But he'll have that bad in and become a victim to that sort of his weakness. But I mean when you put up twelve. Owns he didn't need to be perfect. And yeah. He and despite the gut it out, though say despite the struggles in the thirty ends up going, six two-thirds innings you only gotta use keenly for three pitches, and then David Hale. So did a good job conserving the bullpen when you know you consider the double header, but not that ended up needing any of their big guns in the second game. But good enough start for Tanakh you'd like to be a little better. But you'll take it any other bats are great Voight or shelhah Sanchez. I mean you know the big guys coming through twentieth. Home run for Sanchez act. I don't know. I know sometimes they try to hype him up. Like it's like, oh Zack Wheeler is finally going to be a pitcher. We thought he was going to be he. He's not scared. So it was a good. I mean bashing, the Mets faces in is always fun. And it was just great to watch the ball. Keep planning the park on Tuesday afternoon. I will say every single game whoever's pitching, I'm growing more and more concerned with this rotation. Oh, Tanakh is less three starts against the Padres. Six innings. Nine hits five runs than Toronto sitting six hits four runs. And then the Mets six two third seven hits five runs foreign. That's like a five something array. I don't love that. And you know Paxton obviously game too was horrible is probably war star in pinstripes. And after that, we'll Domingo hasn't been greatly. And then hap is a mixed bag. And then you gotta fucking bullpen game. Like, oh, this isn't good. Yeah. It's toughen. I the second game Paxton as good as you look, sometimes, especially at home. He said, such great starts, but he is in. He's not someone you could trust right now. You know, we have a wildcard game, God forbid or deciding playoff game. I'm not gonna feel confident which aims facts on the mount if he's on, I'll feel believably confident, but you just don't know if he's going to be on. You know, still kind of freshly ish coming back from injury. Don't know how much that has to do with it, but he's not someone. I can I can really trust right now. And you know, to put the keys and such a big hole early Tuesday night was was tough as a whole. It's his average paxon's average fastball since returning from the isle was ninety five point one, one in his first start back ninety four point eight five and a second start back and ninety four point two on Wednesday. So that's not good. So that's bad. And he says that the knee wasn't the issue, but I mean. Well, that's not ideal festivals. Just grinding like that. And you have an injury history in the past, and did they rush him back. I, I don't know. But I they need to start sooner you believe I mean, I think it's obvious this point, I think, Dan Federico on Twitter was the person who pointed this out the if we start the wildcard game or game one of a playoff series. That person is not in the rotation right now. Yeah, probably not. I mean I still do trust Tanaka in the playoffs. So if they had a start him at the gaming Tadic it seem getting going to depend on who they, they're going to get another pitcher if it's a Bumgarner or Sherzai. Yeah. They're they're starting game. What if I almost think Scherzer's off the table? Yeah. But if it's a Stroman, or like a Boyd, I'm not sure if they're automatically to be getting the nod over Tanaka, or Severino, if he comes back and it's pitching. Well, so I want to say that for sure, but I mean you know in August and September Enke's will definitely have at least one new edition of the rotation. Yeah. I got in my head right now. I think we're gonna end up Bumgarner and it's gonna be weird because American League with him and the Shaef face. And just I feel the Yankees are such an opposite for him. But I feel like we end up with Bumgarner. I have a good feeling. I take it. I think I got cashmere wants badly. Yeah. I you know, I know that they've been saying that his price is a little bit high, but the giants fall out of it, and, you know, they realized I don't know if we're going to keep them then maybe doesn't take that big of a hall to get them over here. And he, he is not the pitcher was in two thousand fourteen when he went on that amazing playoff run. But, you know, maybe you won't be dominant down the stretch, maybe he'll have any are a, you know, in the mid to high threes, down the stretch. But for a playoff game, I'm still going to have the utmost faith in Madame seems like the number one guy, people are almost like florals off the table. Like we're not even considering trading in, but Debbie Garcia is the name. I keep saying, keep seeing as like the guy that everyone wants just a big arm. We have. He's twenty years old Dominican Republic guy. That's a guy retire drought is going to be included Tiro. You'll probably hear Clinton aimed floated around there, especially into ours name might get thrown out name being out there. They could do mad bum without giving up freezer or megi. That would be all cya like it's gonna hurt. Either way dia were hurt. But like if you really look at it in the future, where the focused IRO playing on his team right instantly. So you have to deal, someone like that. But the point is that I don't think right now the game one starter is on the team and that could very well be Severino. Just you know he's out on the rotation right now. But in game two yet Paxton gives a fuck and three run home run in the first repairs. And after we I shit on Alonzo in game one where he, he, he struck out and fell because a Canley can lease pitch. I just knew the baseball gods. We're gonna get me back there. And he was gonna hit a fucking hit a bomb, I told KFC that he's walking on the office. And then he text me right after the home he goes you fucking call that. And I actually was a little annoyed at this game because it's six nothing. Right. Then they battled back to make it six three and this plenty of ball game with I mean it's it's six to three going into the fourth inning and they bring in chance. And by the way she answers in the game but they bring him out there again. You. Yeah. You. I know I said that the classic chance Adams line is foreign that said four innings three runs. He went four and a third three runs, whatever absolutely knelt that right on that. I just felt like a punt game. They punted the game way before it needed to be punted away. We're like, yeah, I don't know. 'cause you never especially in this with this lineup in this ballpark and the way they've been this year. It's like you never totally count them out. So yeah I get your saying, but it is a weird spot. Where it's like, who else are you going to use down hail like that? But it just pitched two innings earlier. Oh, you're right. He did. Pitching fuck. Yeah. I guess I don't know. It just sucked to give up that they needed to shut that inning in that fourth inning. If they if they, I'm convinced if they was six three going to the bottom of the fourth Yankees agree. But that home run by JD Davis. Really, like broke our back a little bit. Like they just. I mean grad the Mets put up ten runs good for them, and I was with some Mets friends who were so pathetic. But they were like, oh like when it was was at ten three whatever, and they were like, oh, we're going to tie you guys aggregate score for the double header like we're school runs. At one point, they had more runs than us, and both who gives a fuck now that I mean, that's I mean, they're going to look at this split as like their World Series. This is they split. They went five hundred and they could not be any more happier so out of left to take both, but, you know, we could sleep well. That night knowing we're not loser sewer rats who take pride in splitting two game series. There was a little I saw an article, actually, it was like the real positives. The Mets could take out of game two for the rest of the season. I mean you got fucking destroyed in game one. Right. Like we talk if you want a baseball game. Yeah. I mean you also lost peaceful. Yes. Exact same day it was. I, I mean, it would have been nice to really gain a chip on a ground on everybody else because raise Red Sox lost. But did it game a game loss com on them? And the socks are losing today. Do you know who's pitching it starts today? No. Let's live. Oh, how fat Lance and he's been fishing. Well, they're already down to nothing. I in credit to me, it took the Rangers score. I who's who's ruled that Rangers wanting to know. Yeah. Gotcha. Portillo gave up two runs. Immediately this little text from your ex which we have we've forgotten the bring back, but Lance lens last four starts pretty fucking good. Five starts may succeeding, Kan city, seventies one run five ks than Seattle. Seventy two runs eleven ks than. Than six sittings three runs. Ten ks against the Mariners six and a third innings. To run seven. I mean every start at six innings to runs in, like seven or more case, it's fucking ridiculous. Lance Lynn, Lance Lynn, I mean, the crazy to say the keys almost could use him in there right now. But at that we wanted him back in the office. And so I know people a lot of people are getting on cash and be on K like he has never just address starting pitching and has been a problem for while, but I mean this off season he did trade for Paxton he did resign hap-, re-signed CC. So it's all like not all the moves of totally worked out, but they have made the efforts to definitely definitely, by the way that segment of text from actually brought to you by the bustles store, some are collection, the partial stores released their summer, merch collection. And there's a ton of new stuff in the store getting drinking, get drinking with all new barstool, drink wear and limited edition. Viva still orca coolers be the ultimate grill master at your barbecue with the barstool grilling set, there's Jeep accessories, new bathing suits towels and pufus and a huge collection of limitation. Barstool used. USA USA, get those get those USA shirts because we're gonna win the World Cup want thirteen nothing yesterday against island. Absolutely destroyed them. We just we do we basically own them. That much. I think that's how it works on that country. Yeah. So go to the store stored up arsenal. Sports dot com shop now and you get all that summer collection stuff for you. Let's and this show this. So this mission twenty-seven book came out, it's by Mark fines, and Brian Hoke. Big Yankees beat writer as got some crazy stories. Hopefully, we'll have one of these guys on the show some point soon to tell us more. But this a-rod birthday party is what's really apparently brought the entire two thousand nineteen together. It's that's the it wasn't a Rod's like God mode postseason run. It wasn't cici's. Dominant pitching wasn't the bullpen. Demoss Amore tail and Mary. Oh, no. It was just two thousand nine birthday party for a Rod's thirty fourth. I think it was. And it basically brought everyone together the big getting out of it. Jay z apparently was a basic coach for this team. He was with ten twenty four seven. I knew he like was big. But it sound like he was with the team every single day, which is kind of cool, obviously, he sees best friend rock nation all that. But the. Main point, how this David Robertson's just a loser. I hate Davor like we kind of touched on it where, you know, there was the story in the off season that he wanted to cut out people from the playoff shares. We I do think that was say we didn't know how legit that was and stuff. But then you hear this, too. It's like what a I mean that's coming from me. But like if you're if everyone else on the team is jumping into the pool like just like eight like whoever it was sending the book he's going to buy you, a new like don't like fat. He was getting actually upset when they're trying to push him in stuff is like, come on. So the background here, the moment, they get their all their CC and Burnett who seemed to be like these big pranksters, and they were just like yo we're all jumping in the pool with our clothes on at some point at this party. I don't know. Burnett burnett. Seems like a good guy party with. He seems like a it seemed like he he throat great barbecue. But deep barbecue would quickly get like. Outta hand. Yeah. Like off the rails costs might be called and Pernet. They were trying to, you know, plan this whole thing, and eventually a-rod I gotta jump in the pool which was like the shocked everybody with everything on, which is such a rich guy move, like, dude, if we're jumping into pool the other, and we've closed on taking my phone outsing. Oh, like on, I don't even know if Joe but in the pool that point, but I mean, they all jump in with everything on and everyone's in the pool like all the wives all the players. And then there's just David Robertson. So here's what they say, David Robertson was balking. He was actually upset. This is from Kevin long Kevin long. He was very upset. It was almost the point he was tearing up he was so upset Robertson was admittedly. He's agreed. So he was a brand new rookie who was going back and forth. From Scranton, the Yankees of the time Aron had bought him a suit like you said it was very expensive. He only had that suits heating wanna ruin it, but Robinson, I didn't want to get in the pool. I didn't think I would be at a high school party. I was passed college at past high school and just didn't think warranted, I was wearing a brand new suit because I had just been to an event when Johnny Damon I'd one suit. Yeah. I wasn't into it. Swisher says he didn't have any money in air on that SU it was an expensive suit. I don't blame for not jumping in, but like he still to this day hates the memory of that party. I didn't like it. Then I didn't I didn't like it, then I don't like it now. Just crazy. Loser. I mean great pitcher for us. But to jump in with everybody beat part, still hold a grudge. Possessor weird dude from a pool party. Yeah, very bizarre. And then another thing from the story. Brian Cashman hit a fart machine around the called house. Like, yeah. All postseason lighten the mood and everything. The last thing I thought Brian Cashman ever do now I could see him being a pre. He's got this weird. You know, he goes, whatever jumps off buildings and shit in the Aussies. I see like a wild and kind of funny side to cash got hours before the first pitch of game three Cashman hid a battery powered machine quote, I was keeping myself loose more than anything else. That's how I'm wired. And yet, he was just I don't know whatever it worked shit again. But yeah, so if I mean, if you haven't gotten mission twenty-seven go out and get it sounds like some pretty crazy stories like every day, there is more stories leaking from that. Other than that now. We will get four against the White Sox. I would I they always like just little nets. You just can't get a hate that God damn stadium. It's never winning stadium. And you know, I now I remember every time we're there the whole doesn't play was at Stadio, right? Right. Because they have that stupid bar. I wonder if they got rid of that bar yet, but. Fuck so and Ila Jimenez, just to a ball, four hundred ninety feet. The other night, don't really wanna face that guy. And if you remember, we really went off the moment, we stopped playing the White Sox that was really one this team took off, like we were kind of in that low this year until we got right after you put the White Sox. So I'd like to destroy right? Yeah. And not be ELO. Yeah. That hope you enjoyed the look for an thing, it was very, very, very cool for us very cool for you guys go vote for him. Go for everybody else all star game. And let's go beat the Chicago at socks pleased because they're not a good team and we need to beat them. All right. Late. This is John sterling you listening to short porch. Byproduct of barstool sports. And are.

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REShow: Pete Alonso and Jerry Ferrara. Hour 3 (08-28-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Pete Alonso and Jerry Ferrara. Hour 3 (08-28-19)

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Three of the rich eisen show is on the air or soon to expect a phone call from the man of the hour <hes> pete alonzo the new new york mets broke the team record for most home runs in a season last night forty two breaking the tie that he previously held with <hes> both carlos beltran and todd hundley you look up when todd hundley retired what year that was please yes because <hes> when i was on sports sportscenter and i <hes> i wound up working with a producer two thousand three okay. That's that's the year he retired yeah. He played eight <hes> twenty one games with the dodgers. Oh okay in two thousand three hundred forty. One home runs in ninety six. I know he did right yeah in oh three. I don't know if it's timing works out. I thought it was you know i once worked with <hes> with sues. <hes> covering a talking to the mets i was at the mets the braves taking on the mets years ago <hes> where i was doing a piece on the big three on on glavin schmaltz and mathematics and they were going to have us. They were gonna have us do the peace. Suzy was the producer i was the host i was the the the interviewer they were gonna. Have us do do a home plate in old shay stadium we're like how can we do that with the planes flying over that they said that we couldn't use the locker room normally reserved for that stuff because todd hundley was having his retirement press conference. I remember that i was many many moons ago. Now todd hundley looks up and he looks up and sees pita lonzo who is also this year's <hes> homerun derby champion and is truly a beloved figure here in new york city and pleased to have on the <hes> on the show for the very first time. I'm new york met pete alonzo. How are you pete. How are we doing. I'm doing. I'm doing awesome. I bet you are. I mean what what is what is it you wake up today and your record holder and i understand there's lots more to go not only in your career but this season in itself but i'm wondering if you could take take a moment and pause and just take what you have already accomplished in two thousand nineteen yeah i mean it's this year is just been such a a really really special and and and just wild ride and and i i just feel like really blessed and humbled because this is just been <hes> seated all of my expectations. I mean coming into spring training. I didn't know if i was going to be on the team opening day or not like i didn't know how can make team and <hes> i just wanted to see every single opportunity i had and <hes> i just wanted to play well as i could and and do absolutely everything i can to help the team win and <hes> and just be successful in state here in the big leagues and then as time went on. It's like all right. Well i i. I kept proving to myself that i could not only be like a year but i could be a good one and as time went on that's what through hard work and <hes> get getting the hang of things. It's like okay like if i keep this up i can make something really special happen an and that's what i'm trying to do. So who is your guy growing up. You grew up in florida right the state florida. Yeah i grew up. I grew up in florida but <hes> i i mean i grew up in tampa specifically and we have the race <hes> in everything. I would watch them if they're on t._v. But i mean i was just a big baseball -aseball guy. I mean i i i was. I consider myself kind of a kind of a baseball junkie. I spent more time playing than watching but i mean growing grown up. I had some <hes> i kinda went through certain stages of my life because <hes> or guys that i would specific guys i would watch so when i was younger. I <hes> i i love watching my piazza's <hes> that that's when i was <hes> that's back way back when when i when i caught so i just wanted to be a home homerun hitting like catcher like like my and then <hes> as i kinda got older and later in my career <hes> my main focus was was on a paul kinetico right right first baseman just absolute absolute stud and every every once in a while i catch myself up watching two thousand five <hes> white sox world series highlights and all of them tend to be paul cnor. Go <hes> and then right now. I mean still one of my. I mean after paul retired. I became a huge paul goldschmidt fan because he became the <hes>. I mean he became the guy he's right right. First baseman awesome defender go glover runs the basis well not it's not only hit for power but hits for averaging coverage in he's such a complete player and <hes> i mean for me. He's the paul goldschmidt standard at what would a good first baseman should be so so. I i wanna be only be like him. Well i mean you are you are doing it right now. And the first guy mentioned piazzi you passed on the all-time mets home run single season list. A couple of home runs ago not how to be something else then i mean for you to say that you wanted to be mike piazza first and foremost and here you are around in the bassist just putting them up a notch down in the mets record book. That'd be something yeah. It's it's to me. It's like i like every single. I put all my effort in thought into <hes> into each individual day like we've got the cubs today. We're facing hendrix. <hes> all my preparations going to be faced on the <hes> the specific pitcher and catcher combination. We got going on and <hes> i. I feel like that. I mean to me. I'm extremely humble but i'm really knocking knocking a truly understand and so like after after the year's over 'cause right now. It's like every single day like i got a. I got a job to do my job all this to this to try and study <hes> study the guy on the mountain and try and do whatever i can gain an edge and beat them tonight night. 'cause i mean we got the cubs. We're in a tight race right now for for the wild card and <hes> just wanna do everything i can but i i feel like that. It's really not gonna truly like settle in until like the dust to settle after the year pete alonzo here on the rich eisen show and i know you don't have a vast <hes> major league <hes> <hes> career to to lean on is in terms of <hes> perspective but it seems to me that once stroman was acquired and nobody else was sent out from that pitching staff affect was rumoured this team caught fire and i'm wondering if <hes> emerging from the trade deadline having added and not subtracted with something something that galvanized your clubhouse. Would you say that's accurate pete. <hes> i mean we've we've always had this self belief the entire year. Whether <hes> i mean it's i mean it's kinda hard to. I mean for other people to see especially when earlier in the year we were. We weren't where we wanted to be like right now. We have a really really great opportunity in front of us <hes> and so many people like wrote us off when we were eleven games under and <hes> then were was i mean yeah eleven games under people were kind of like oh yeah whatever but then when we when we started surging and we started playing playing really well <hes> i mean that was i feel like that kind of forced. <hes> i feel like that force. The front office is hand because it's like you know these guys believe in themselves and we believe in them to if they have this self belief and drive to to pull it together and and keep grinding it out then we know what we're gonna follow suit so it's this it's the same mental outed positive mental attitude tattle ear. It's been difficult for sure <hes> <hes> especially like earlier in the year to keep that but i mean all of us in the clubhouse of has been extremely persistent art work <hes> we all the guys so i mean it's just i feel like the way that we've come back and answered the bell so far that's just an attribute to to kind of all the charac- all the character and in the in the clubhouse from from all the guys i mean that's coming back from that hole. We're in. I mean that's that's really tough to do and obviously there's work to be done but i think that i mean that shows a lot of heart and a lot of character from from everybody in the clubhouse so i mean it's it's been it's been awesome awesome so far. How'd you get the nickname polar bear fetal on so how'd you get that nickname on frazier <hes> so that frasier this year that's not. That's not a lifetime time thing. That's that's a this year thing. No yeah so college in college. I was pistol pete highschool sweet pete <hes> and then then this year todd frazier spring training. You look like percy call me like <hes> paul. After paul vung ian okay <hes> you go go colomer jack or whatever and then and then you just like and then he came up with polar varies like you were more like a big damn pulver anything. I'm like all right. I'll take it the nickname <hes> yeah and then it stuck it stuck and it certainly has suited you. <hes> do you feel the the hopes hopes and wishes and prayers of every met fan <hes> on <hes> on every four corner of this earth in u._p. You feel that i mean the way the that the fans have ever responded in. Welcome me and it's just been. It's been so awesome i mean it's it's been like how how well i've been received. Just extremely special to me. I mean the way that the it's not just the fans like <hes> like i mean it's it's. It's like this. This entire city has has just kind of welcome you with open arms and i'm just so appreciative of that and i mean that's that's what i i mean. This is what i dreamt of my entire life and this is what i've worked for my entire life and for its kind of pan out that it's been nuts that's because that justifies the hard work and sacrifice that i've i've pretty much not just me but my family and everyone like a lot of people for my life has has made so this is i mean it's it's been all worth it and it just feels so good and like i'm forever thankful for all the all the fans dan and and the support i've i've had throughout new york too so it's just been so so amazing. I'm just so gracious gracious and grateful for it includes the first fan jerry very right seinfeld. He loves you. Man seinfeld yeah yeah. It's nuts. I mean my dad was obviously a few seinfeld fan. I mean i feel like any like any kid that grew up in the <hes>. That was ninety baby. <hes> their parents were huge seinfeld fans so <hes> it's because it's like i grew my dad <hes> menu awesome seinfeld and <hes> and it's like i. It's like wow a guy that like my dad like made me watch as a kid that was like a huge like he's a huge mogul not just like in the comedy world but in new york and world renowned jerry seinfeld is a fan of p lonzo. That's that's like what it's so weird. It's it's weird to me think about. You know it's like i just i just feel like become a like i mean i know i say this like people kind of scratch their head but i still feel like a kid. You know i'm twenty four but i mean i still feel like a big kid. Well pete. It's real and it's spectacular. There's no question about that. It is real and spectacular when it comes to when it comes to jerry. Do you have your a favorite seinfeld episode. Yeah the one where <hes> i think it's <hes> i think george costanza he's the he's working for the yankees and then i think bernie and bernie williams are in her and derek jeter on the field and <hes> georgia's absolute walking balls and he's just like yeah. It's all about engel's geometry and and a little bit of calculus. It's like x. Y. and he's like explaining he's explaining some formula. He's walking balls all over the yard and they're just like who is this guy and then he's he's absolutely he's hitting missiles everywhere. I think it's because he was abstaining at the time pete yeah. That's that's. That's that episode well at least you have you haven't had anybody tell you that go hit. Three home runs in a game or something like that right now that that that was a great paul paul o'neil episode was that one with kramer. Hey man those kind of funny when when elaine who's like dating keith hernandez please now that that is the one of the all time great episodes with keith and and jerry getting jealous and then that's the second spinner that also included roger roger mcdowell of mets fame as well back in the day. Yeah i forget kramer. He was he bought. There's other episode where like kramer bought aww this industrial pissed off at a shower head and duck like this like this industrial like showerheads ahead used to shower elephants on the black market somehow not samoa. We're talking seinfeld with twenty five years old. They're older than u._p. It's i am just <hes>. I'm i'm excited for you. Pete you know my brothers die hard met fan. We got our social the media's ours. We like to call them t._j. Jefferson big time met fan. That's tons of amount in los angeles and you have you've really ignited. I'm excited them and and and good luck against the cubs. It's the game. Obviously you guys need to have and you know we'll chat soon. Thank you no thank you so much for having me on this. I i really enjoyed in my time on here so thank you. Have you gotta pete. Thanks again. We'll we'll chat soon. We will definitely chat soon. That's pete alonzo pete underscore lonzo twenty on twitter and then his old instagram degree is old nickname at pistol underscore pete twenty on instagram. Can you not let me that's like what a dream come come true. That's amazing this dream. Come true stuff now again. You know i know how you're going to view this. But who does it remind you of that starts season in new york in spring training where the question is do they even bring them up or not and he goes ahead and sets the record for most home runs by a rookie in the history of major league baseball and is an individual visual who tons of fans put poor all their hopes and dreams into and this individual seems to be an upstanding standing citizen on the planet a likable new york superstar aaron judge and now you've got pete alonso right. There may be go crush it here in this town for for a long time. What a nice kid. That's what everyone was telling me. That was fun. I just wanna talk seinfeld did he. Did he get the real in spectacular reference. Don't think so i think he i mean i don't think so now familiar with the teri hatcher and we are okay jerry. Ferrara is jerry here i can't i can't see him over there. Jerry ferrara what's up jerry. It's been too long man. That's jerry ferrara right here. That's the only way we could close our new york city. <hes> stint here this week. <hes> power airing sundays at eight eastern and pacific on stars the final season premiered <hes> earlier this week we got to jerry ferrara back here on the rich eisen eisen show looking forward to chatting with an old friend right here on the program from our native new york city okay. This is a thirty second commercial and i'm going to throw a lot of numbers at you. The please stay with me and just fifteen minutes. You could say fifteen percent or more on car insurance. This company's been offering great rates and great service for over seventy five years in anytime <unk> time you need help you could speak to one of their train. Specialists twenty four seven the company is geico. Go to geico dot com today sorry for all the numbers and in five five four three two one amount of time. Yahu is officially released their week. One daily fantasy football contests hat pat means that i need to study. 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That's and then and then <hes> to date myself a little bit. The verrazano bridge got built. My parents are new york city public school educators and they many many of the new york city employees who want across the bridge from brooklyn staten island yeah my mom's out in staten island. Is that right yeah. She's allen staten island. My brother other and i went to college for a brief stint at c._s._i. Yes did so funny. Everyone sees c._s._i. Seem think it's crime scene. I i grew up. It's the college of staten island that's right. They should do a show about a crime scene c._s._i. Stopping on full metal all right there yeah that's right where where <hes> david caruso just forget about it pretty much all right. I'm i'm done with that life good to see a man schizophrenia <hes> yanks. How far up are you right now. What were you got us. We just did mets. I guess we're going to be fair and balanced right here. We just said police pete alonzo. No i'm i'm. I'm i'm extremely fired up because if feels real and it hasn't felt this real and in a long time in his point me i don't want to it's hard to get really upset with the yankees because they've given me so so much but you know the last few years have been tough and what i like about this year. Is you know we've had some losing streaks. The we bounced back from that disaster in boston and really showed me what this team was when the yankees went and they played that four-game set in austin that i think started in late july was started in late. July and tanaka gave up fifteen home runs in the first inning of the first inning and they won like nineteen million to to <hes> and <hes> and a buddy of mine. I knew i went to grade school with tax migos. Is this the boston massacre in reverse and i'm like the braid slow little bit here and and and just it really is all about what's going to happen in october now right really like if the dodgers the yankees the astros in a in a little bit of the braves they could snap their fingers and start october right now which will be which would be now. This'll be a perfect time. I obviously i start to get worried because everything in the playoffs obviously shrinks and you really. You're seeing a number one or two starter every two games. It feels like so or or every day every day essentially are you. Are you one of those yankees fans that are they're genuinely concerned that this all goes down the tubes in houston. No i'm not because ah like. I said it feels a little more real this year. I think every time that the backs have been sort of against the wall because you've been such a front running team this year. They've always pushed back jack and so i feel like if we you know matched up houston again. I think we'll punch back and and be okay. It would be helpful if the seventh game would take place if it does it takes place in the bronx as opposed to houston great right now. The yanks have only a half game lead over over the ashes audit. They had a bigger lead but <hes> the sweep in oakland really hurt them in the a._b._a.'s or coming into town later on this weekend in the bronx and then again just houston has got such great pitching man i know and great pitching and those right handers andrews the yankees usually have issues within the playoffs. That's that's the guys that they put on the mound pretty much. I also don't enjoy although you would think i would enjoy for some reason <music> on social media. I get a lot of like this. Dude looks like jose altuve a comparison situation to and look. I love a fantastic player earlier. I'm honored but when you if you lose to the astros venue see that hurts a little more. It's a little more of a dig than honoring. Can i make you feel better sure tech <hes> at least your running style isn't compared to darren rivera's on twitter every day where he he he's running like <hes> <hes> like he's a box of straw but just dropped on the ground and the the they think that i run like that or people like hey. Let's see them in a race. I'd rather i would rather there. You go right there. We put it up there from our law saying i'm honored i man alive. I would rather be a compared to jose altuve. It just hurts when you know if the yanks drop one the astros and then you see that it's like oh because of back i was on the yankees. This would be the best comparison that ever happened to be. The best thing that ever happened happened. Well usually back when we were younger. You just wait three years and they'll join right exactly. We'll get some hill. He's coming. I know that's what i was. You know i wouldn't say that to pete. Alonzo seems like such sweet guy and everything's working so well for the mets. Just wait to the wilpon. Don't pay him. We'll see him in pinstripes. You know what i mean. That wrong was that wrong. Say just after hanging up from sweet pita lonzo just like uh no thanks to the mets for having a call to the show <hes> certainly when he's just turned the cover off the ball as well jerry ferrara here on the rich eisen show. Are you ready to go to the pro football hall of fame in canton ohio and see daniel jones in there after his first <hes> three preseason games jerry. Do you want to go and visit his by. I i booked my plane tickets for eighteen years from now. I'm gonna take my son because eighteen okay very good and we'll go to the we'll be at his induction at his speech ryan. Now he's already if you missed it. You just mentioned you have a newborn things off a little bit yeah. He's already. He's already in the pro football hall of fame. There's nothing better than overreacting overreacting or under reacting to preseason go. You can go either way. <hes> i defended the pick as best i could because i i do agree with some that. The pit came in the really interesting place but <hes> i look i'm. I'm just hopefully optimistic because again. The giants have also given me a lot not as much as the yankees right. I'm still riding off of oh seven eleven but it's it's it's been a minute. It's it's time to get back to at least some playoff football in new york or need it. You're talking about the two years ears. I believe has earned ally the right to start the season and see how the season goes unless it's total complete unmitigated owen four and five doc disaster which we have unfortunately seen right develop recently for the giants he he's gonna start. There's no way you take daniel jones out of the box. Throw them out there week one in dallas no matter how great he's looked in the preseason no matter how great he might be looking in training camp and practices as well right now. This is eli gig right right now to take as far as he can. I agree with that. I do agree and look that's. That's a blueprint that i i don't want to happen meaning like i don't want them to go and five and and i know that i do think eli deserves one more shot. <hes> we've got a great running back. Hopefully offensive line's sort of bigger. I'm a little concerned concerned about the wide receiver depth. That's been going on with the injuries and stuff like that but look i if they are in five you could you could start to slowly. You know inject daniel jones into the line. You're gonna miss out on anything going to be. I don't either look i i. I don't want to be the hopelessly optimistic fan but <hes> <hes>. I got good feelings about the. I'm looking for everything to get simplified. Run the ball. Hopefully we get some opportunistic plays out at ye lie and hopefully get some. I'm tired. I want to see him. A little more time. I get at the arm. Strength was a little up and down unless you i want to see him with more than a second half the pro. There's no question. Daniel jones better arm strength. I mean let's be honest. One guys pushing forty one kid one guy just came off the campus of a of a college so that neck up neck up knowing the defenses before they before they maybe appear in front of you seeing what the defenses are doing before you snap the ball knowing where the receivers need to be knowing where the defense might shift based on where you're sending receivers. That's ally head and shoulders. I mean you can't even i and i know how smart guys from duke might be but that that's that's all that needs to be played out and last night at the n._f._l. One hundred event that i'm in town for brockman and i saw along with mike last night saquon barkley yeah. I mean they're guy he is. I mean we just heard how great pitcher lonzo is sweet. Guys dream come true saquon. Barkley is too good to be true and he said to me last night that he's been a little bit upset of the lack of snaps that he's gotten in preseason. I can't wait like he wants to go and they're they're. This is this right exactly. I love it this is this is one of those bucking horses in the stall getting ready to go win triple crown right now. I think you know doesn't matter seven eight man fronts. I think he's going to be spectacular. Ocular spectacular and people are thinking well giants. Let's count them out. I i really looking. I'm not just saying it because you're sitting here. No i look if eli shown us anything. Maybe this is the hopelessly optimistic van is. He's probably at his best when he is counted out now. He has been counted out for a year or two. We're waiting for the best to come back but <hes> yeah this is. This is and you really do want to try to win as many games while you have saquon just shopping at the bit to get out there and everybody over so <hes> i i'm excited i mean there's been a void in my life. I couldn't figure out what it was. I'm walking around like why do i feel like something's missing and it's just okay. We're at the part of summer where we need football and basketball the combat. We're here speaking with jerry ferrara here on the rich eisen show. You have a four-month-old boy right. I do zion ferraro. Is that his name by the way i don't. This is gonna sound like a joke but it's not i lobbied extremely hard hard and it was maybe about three or four nights before the draft and i'm like we could still because he was born before we could still switch. This in my wife wasn't having it but i i really would the knicks would have drafted zion i would've i would've thought it was a great move zion for less okay. Don't you wanna like wouldn't that ca like zion. Wh why he's named after these iot yes so as he r._j. Ferraro's that what is what is he what's his name. We've got to wait and see what j. before we start. Maybe i love r. j. barry. I very i'm very high on r._j. So for steps for kristaps ferrara wow okay. We're going to do that that. I thought this was here. We're going to do that now. They look the celtics fan over. There isn't too happy anyway so her art. I'm gonna give you the floor man. What do you think here. What do you think because the nets have have now. Let's be honest. The nets now taken the buzzed. The buzzer is now in brooklyn the in this town which is where i've actually had people ask me you and that's van now mc. That's not how sports works okay you. You don't watch a team for most of your life and then a new team comes along and have some some better talent and then you're gonna go to me. That's not he's really ask you that. I've been asked me because i'm from brooklyn as well because nobody's asking laker fans right now. You're going to become well. Obviously they have got lebron. They have right then he davis right and i don't want to bring up. I i mean. I don't bring up anthony davis to you too but <hes> so but i i think that's ludicrous. You're not giving up. The nation's action is going to give up on the knicks. Are you know never but it did make me think of an interesting question so if i was growing up in brooklyn when the dodgers were there i would have probably love the dodger is of course then. They moved to l. a. What do you do like. I think that's a much more interesting question. You're gonna like the team. That's now good that what happens if your team that you love moves away. Do you stick with that or do you file the new team that comes in well. The thing that you're kind of lucky about obviously having a healthy kid and having hi kids makes you lucky on the spot. What what is his real name. Jacob jake jake is that you're lucky that jacob is not like six seven eight. Daddy take me to go see durant and kyrie then because now you're now. You're punished for what because of what you just just said go about it. Just sleep go to sleep with no dinner. You're not yes your phone because that's going to be a lot of the issues here in town. <hes> unless you know look i'm sitting here. You're saying jacoby. Percent is gonna still potentially. Take the colts to win. I think they still win the division in indianapolis. We have no idea at barrett gonna look like or any of these other kids that were were balling out so young the league and i love the coach. I love the coach dasa thing so for me. The thing i am okay with about being a knicks fan now is and i've said this has been <unk> over a year. Now i finally feel as though we are all in on the plan whereas it used to be. We're going to try to rebuild but still compete and you so you often wondered like our regan like okay. We've got derrick rose and noah like are we rebuilding or are we competing and how do you do both of those at the same time. It doesn't really seem like something you could do. This is the first time with nixon it's like were investing in young talent. We are not giving away. Future assets young assets for maybe some veteran guys. Who could maybe help more now. We're just investing on the youth and you gotta. Do you gotta do it. The way the clippers that exactly which is which is draft smart get a bunch of these players. Maybe if you do get somebody that like a lou williams that can drive on your lap you do hold on him and then when it's time for jaanus to look to survey the scene in two years you gotta ready made team where he's like. Okay i can go there and win as opposed to this time around where you're just hoping durant rytas decides new york's smile home or new york's the place that i wanna go and kyrie's gonna come join me because he grew up in new jersey right. That's got it now. This has got to hurt you this. This particular has got hurt you because i brought this up as well okay. I'm ready for it. I re- saying he grew up a fan like i know that there's a picture of him rooting for the nets when byron scott was the coach those jason kidd that one was nice to know that when we're getting pitched nice kyrie irving loved going going out to watch to watch kenyon martin in jersey tyree all those great memories growing up in arena like i don't i. I never really heard i heard that one before but there he is standing on the brooklyn bridge talking about how this qismat i was sitting there like shaking my head on my come but another like a photograph of him. I guess in nets jersey signed or before he signed when he was on earlier but did he co when donald they came out in his video standing on the brooklyn bridge saying hey here i come brooklyn and we've been nice if you would drop that in a little earlier but i do think you can't take something something from the brooklyn model of free agency which is these are deadly players. They don't want to just come to a team to be their team. You gotta have some players surround them. In the nets did <music> i mean i'm sure the in her dinwiddie didn't hurt. The coach didn't hurt so there's right being good in young infrastructure there so that's why i think the knicks are onto now okay and <hes> let's let's move to power before. I let you go season six. This thing is <hes> winding down and it's been like we talked about it before. The radiologists is here a heck of a run for you on this show. What does this mean for you but you really actually got summed up for me. A week ago. We had the premier for season six and this goes nicely with our previous conversation conversation on the knicks. The premier for season six was at madison square garden and my math fifty cents put on a great concert before they showed the first episode. There was thirteen eighteen thousand people so watching it in that environment. It almost felt like you're at a sporting event. Characters will come in on screen and the crabs getting up and cheering characters are coming on screen. The crowd is booing booing. It's like we're at a sports event here so i am i am extremely lucky. Power has been <hes> an unbelievable follow up for me to entourage. It's been maybe my best role ever. It's been some of the best writing i've ever had to work with and <hes> it's bittersweet because i i'm. I'm excited to see what's next but i'm very very sad to see it. Go you know where you got. Your pod that you're doing to write bad for. Bill is still doing the pod. You're producing it. Yeah that'd be. We've slowed down in the last couple of months with the kid. In producing of jacob c yeah we produce the untitled brian jerry project which our son we figured out his name but <hes> but yeah man life is good great checkout power on sunday nights and you're welcome anytime man. It's really good to see. I love new york rich. I and i and i love of l._a. Jerry whenever you're out i'll be back. I mean just just let me know when you drop into town. I'd love to have you and good luck to your g. Men and to <hes> to the pin stripers going to be an interesting interesting october september and october. Let's hope got his for sure. <hes> all right we wrap up this show and set up the rest of the week when we come back here on the new <hes> the new york city edition of the rich eisen asia. Hey listeners just wanted to take a minute to thank all of my great sponsors and all of you great listeners for supporting. This podcast certainly couldn't do this. Show without either of you. 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His bulldogs will kick off against the florida gators and for once richt is brimming with confidence. Both teams are now five into so neither is really a national championship contention but for richt. This is still still the most important game he's ever coached. It's chillier than usual today. In jacksonville the city. That's hosted pretty much every florida georgia game since the nineteen thirties jacksonville is supposed to be a neutral game site but it doesn't feel that way to richt it's in florida for crying out loud and a game called. The gator bowl is played here. How could it be neutral. Rick thinks as he looks up at a sea of orange and blue gator fans. The gators tres brought the bulldogs to heal in five of their last six matchups. It's given florida a huge mental edge and made the buttoned up georgia coach desperate enough to do something crazy at least for him something with swagger. Maybe a little arrogance something to get some fire in his squad's belly. 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Runs welcome to jacksonville and the seventy fifth encounter at this site between these better rivals however you need to to compete if you're going to have a real rivalry and georgia has lost as we said fifteen at the last seventeen gene almost nine minutes into a scoreless game with georgia face in third and goal at the florida one yard line star running back no sean marino takes a hand off and jumps <music> over the pile of lyman in front of him marino up over the top. Georgia touchdown and here comes the entire team. Watch this for excessive celebration. We might have fifteen thank. He's in the air on this. I can't believe this this was playing. This was absolutely plan. Ric decided that he is going to try. Try to fight his t- tired of having the psychological advantage. He's willing to give up the penalty nearly every georgia. The player on the sideline rushes the field penalty flags fly in every direction the c._b._s. 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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 817  Rising Hitters (ADP v. AC)

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 817 Rising Hitters (ADP v. AC)

"Hello and welcome episode eight seventeen of the sleeper in the bus is Thursday June eleventh I'm your host pulse for and I'm joined by Justin Mason. Good Morning Justin Good Morning. Do have baseball yet. No. Sorry I feel like asked this every episode and nothing seems to change. Thank you for listening to episode. Eight seventeen opt. Asleep ran the bus back next week talking about five proposals that didn't go anywhere. Thank you. I mean I know that you and I have been. Probably the most pessimistic. Maybe, not the most but pretty pessimistic. There yeah. But recently I've I felt really confident that they were going to get something done. I feel less and less confident every day. Yeah, I gained a little bit more confidence. To to kind of come over from where I was, but then all these. All these offers just don't seem to be made in that greater faith. But then yesterday at the draft rob Manfred says yes, there will be baseball in two thousand twenty because he has the power to. Demand that. Because of the agreement in place. He can basically mandate like forty five game season something. So their offers, but at the end of the day he can still say nine. Just GonNa do what I say. I mean he can at the same time. The player can say they don't agree to expand playoffs. So it's like they still have that bargaining chip. In kind of their back pocket the head They can just go. Yeah, okay, you can have a forty five game season, but it's still only going to be regular plant regular playoffs, which the owners deathly don't want so I I still think things are going to get figured out, but I I am definitely like the confidence meter has dropped. Considerably from like even just last podcast last week. Looks like. No. That's a couple of days ago, never mind. I thought something else was coming. Yeah so you know I think the MLB latest offer was eighty nine games. You know we're running out of time to do that. The seventy six game season that the MLB last offered. That is running out of time You know all these things that that can get to a half game. Especially because of of the owners not wanting to Not wanting to have the season. Go too far beyond where it would go normally. You know yeah. I I mean if feels like you know the the Midway, point, eighty two games, or whatever the Ingrid originally so? I just think that is GONNA likely end up being where we're at and the probably. Take the pro rated the players probably get the prorated salaries, but they'll be deferred over over time This is all I mean yesterday. The Arizona owner. Mansion he wants to salary cap and revenue sharing. You know in the next CBA. Seems like it's just all posturing for the. For that and so yeah. That's the scary part because I don't think the players are going to want that or agree to that and then that that means that we're looking at a work stoppage at some point after this. Even if this gets figured out. A hate that you said that 'cause accurate. Or and it makes me so mad. So so mad. All right well. That's that's. Right now. we both feel a bit more confident that something's going to get done. But golly just. Now. In this in this farce that's going on. Are they shooting each other in the foot or themselves? The two sides in in a collective MLB foot. Are they just? Two sides firing at one giant foot, or did they shoot into each other's or their own? How does it break down because it's just a nightmare and we'll end up screwed, but but how do you think the shooting is going I? Think they're both shooting themselves in the foot I think the average fan just wants baseball back. And I I think they're starting to lose that group. Yeah I think they just want just want sports. In the fact, that basketball is GONNA. Come back that hockey's GonNa come back, and that football will be starting up here relatively soon. Really means they missed a huge opportunity to grab a audience. I mean we literally had people last night just nonstop tweeting about the MLB draft. And is a smaller like emily draft we've ever seen. And it was just people were going insane over and like we saw people go insane over a basketball documentary, fantastic basketball documentary bathroom documentary nonetheless, yeah, like starved. This was ripe for the picking for MLB and I. Just it's. It's just a shame that it did not get figured out. quicker I think in the long run. At least. In who knows my My scope is kind of or my vision is kind of you know muddied a little bit by the fact that you know of the people I follow and interact with mostly on twitter in baseball industry, your fantasy baseball industry, but. It feels like this that people are on the players side more than there on the The owners side, and that's a switch from you know. Labor disagreements and issues in the past where people. Often just. sided with the team. Yeah exactly 'cause because the owners have done a good job of painting them as greedy, and and all that and you know they're making. You know. X. Millions. It's like oh you. Can't. You're find a kids game for X. Millions and no nuance. No understanding of what's going on. Our seeing more people. Try to understand and really. Look at some of these offers and say okay. Yeah, you know nobody saying they're going hungry. It's it's not about it's not about that with the top guys like we'll able. Do Trout breakdown of what he would get versus what he should get. It's not that he can't live off of eight male. It's that he was do nineteen and a half season and their offer was eight. In there's no world where that makes any sense, or that's fair, so. I agree with you I. DO think there's a little bit more. Support on the players side, which is good. But they need to come up with something man. I tell you what the back and forth is is just losing mistress driving me nuts I'm overt. And I'm trying to make sure that I don't get too excited for any of these offers right now. Just Tammy on show when we got something you know at this point I'm I'm telling you I'm just over these these back and forth. Offer to right now, 'cause everything's being done via the media you know. That's the thing. Is this like this idea that the owners of and even the players most part I've been acting in good faith. Is Silly. and. I think that people are starting to see through that that they're trying to be the the owners. Especially, you're trying to use the general public to put. Pressure on the players and I don't know if it's just a sign of different times because we've had more accountability, the in in the press in you know by the average person you know in political spheres Not necessarily just with what the current you know what's going on in current events? But just over the course of the last few decades of that people are starting to be like. Oh, well, the players make millions, but these owners they. They've got billions million. so or if it's just a matter of the owners have just done a really crappy job of framing argument But I do feel like the tide is starting a tour. Turn a little bit towards the players as opposed to being. Straight ownership. Kind of base. Yet people are. The owners are being exposed a bit. For a lot of bad faith offers, and and what they're doing, and even though everyone wants baseball. You know and it can be annoyed by all this. There is a larger contingent that when you say okay I know you're pissed. But what side are you on? They players, but everyone is to figure it out. I want to light a fire under everyones, but but push comes to shove players, and that's Rahmat for sure so I say let's punt not not even punt. Push draft talk till Tuesday because it was only one round yesterday. and. Maybe we can get a guest that could be better informed than US I. Don't know how much you follow the draft. But you know darn, not dull draft, Nick. I S I watched a little bit. I watched. It I I don't. For me I'm I. Cram Week like leading up to it especially lately because the Tigers top picks I cram the week of read everything we're putting out with Eric and Eric Harley last year, and then other stuff around the community, so I have an idea, but then someone turns to me and asks about a player big Air Hang. It says this and I'm very clear about I. Do not have great knowledge there, so maybe Eric's the guy We could bring on next week. And have him discuss stuff. Give us some guys who are going to. Pop, in the major sooner, and some guys may be down the road to invest in. So that's why we're not going into too much of an except. I'M GONNA say I'm pretty happy with Spencer Torkelsson. As a tigers fan. I WanNa nickens all is just 'cause. I'm kind of obsessed with him. A friend put me on him. You know couple of weeks back once back now. And I saw his following his exorbitant insane numbers that are definitely New Mexico state influence, but then he went to the Cape and killed it in a would badly. I knew he wasn't really number one material. And so I knew it was going to be talked center Martin I now it's going to be happy either way Togo Senate is tigers got a big hitter. I'm site. Did you have any reaction to Patrick? Bailey, the catcher, going to the giants or mad that it was a catcher. Yeah I, mean I? It's a little weird that they invested in another catcher They did obviously draft Joey Bart back in two thousand eighteen, so. Is, you, know guys. Move off Catcher Yay and I mean. The H. is coming to the National League for good like I. Don't think we're ever going to see pictures hitting full-time ever again in the National League I, think that is going to get worked out. For for the future, so obviously enjoy has had a hard time staying healthy. Yeah so you never know with catchers and I'm not saying that Patrick Bailey is coming out from behind the dish because he actually has strong defense, actually actually, the thrust of his profile is defense I, but not defense only and think. Those are used interchangeably when people say defense I and a lot of times, they mean defense only. Make. Assured Bailey defense. I switch hitter with pop. Now maybe they do see him. Stay at Catcher. My point, yes, eggs. I tweeted out like people freaking out about about this dual catcher. Thing you don't excuse me. You don't draft for need so two three years. A lot of a lot of stuff can change. To be traded catcher if they both turn out to be premium. Guys I didn't hate the pick because the reason I didn't want to go after the pick was because of Joey Bar. If you don't like the pick just in general when you think they're better guys than Bailey that they should have gone for like Emerson Hancock the pitcher. or or some of the hinters that that went later actually hancock might have been gone. Pardon me. At A. Safe Yeah Yeah not a numeric order. Pardon me on that see in. Seattle was was next, but there were some some hitters that people liked better than Bailey, and if that's how you feel fine, but critiquing the pick based on the fact that they have joy, Bar I think is wrong headed that that's the only thing I'll say about that without knowing too much about Patrick Bailey as far as so we'll get worn draft coverage there I mean just just the wrath it up like I mean like. I said we'll talk to Eric or some other draft guy in Hopefully soon because they do love all his work over on the site, but ultimately like. Let's stop trying to make the MLB draft the NFL draft. Yep, where as a fantasy industry? We like just like you know, make these bold claims at this player is going to be you know this kind of odd guys were not going to see for three or four years. Yes, I'M GONNA. Play the position. They're in drafted and now again Bailey might not be one of those guys, but we put Torque at third base. We drafted him as a third baseman. Because why not give them a shot there? Then wars cases that he goes over to back to I. But I thought it was kind of interesting how they did that. If for no other reason than from like an actuarial standpoint. Of like saying which positions have gone one one. He was going to be the only the second first baseman to go one one behind Adrian. But instead. He's a third baseman. At least aimed to start so players move things happen development. I would not get get worried about something like that. Fars positions and whatnot so and you're right. Don't make it the football draft because we see those guys the very next. September the first second third round, guys and a lot of mid late rounders to, but but the top three guys. You're really looking to get impact from the following September with baseball. You're talking to three years. It means a prep guy for five years Ju just to. Just like hammer on my point, go back and look at like the two thousand sixteen draft and see were guys. Were you know ranked on our side or baseball? America or Any other prospect site, and then see you know where the ranked now in terms of leg you know top one hundred prospects like the list is not as. People like Oh. Everybody's mock draft is screwed up after the second pick, and it's like yeah. CARE said Yep like. Those are those are largely meaningless. It's just a fun game in a way to blow off time. Until the start of the draft. Yeah, you're trying to figure things out, but there's nothing like set in stone about it, but that did Heston. Here's going to to the orioles. Really did set in motion. Some really interesting stuff. And again we'll get into more on Tuesday but It's fun to fall again after my cram session kind of having the test quote, unquote of of the drafting I read about that guy who I like that guy. You know 'cause. I read too much after not reading anything about these kind of. The final four rounds are today so stupid? They only did five rounds. You Melby? You're so stupid, anyway main topic today. Came up with something that actually wrote about a particular subset of these players, and now we're going the opposite way. With what we're doing and I took decided to take a look at ADP from this year versus last year's finish and kind of see. which way guys are you know which way guys are going? I looked at falling hitters, so the guys who finished much higher than than they're being drafted and kind of went over some reasons in an article, a lot of I could've done like five catchers. I kinda about around. Around a little bit I don't WanNa. Just do all catchers, but like Vasquez finished you. He was the fifty six player on the calculator. Last year hit fifty six player, but he's being drafted one ninety six. Will we know why people don't really believe in it? Nirvana as eighty nine versus one eighty, eight, Mitch Garber, fifty one versus one fifty s I only did three catchers, but did a bunch of guys like that. You and I are going to talk about the guys that are going much higher than their finish. So. They didn't have a good auction calculator finish last year, but they're still being drafted highly and. I'm not going just to injury, guys. There's a couple and you'll. You'll know. Acknowledge them right off the rip, but I try not to just go with guys who were injured. Because obviously you know Giancarlo Stanton was like. Six hundred on the auction calculator, and now he's going what Fiftieth Da. I WANNA. Talk about guys that are a little bit different than Nazi. Let's start Vitamin Guerrero junior has a two hundred fifty three point split. He was three seventeen on the auction calculator and he's going sixty fifth. So we know that last year certainly didn't go according to plan. But he did. You know five hundred fourteen point appearances. so he put a pretty big sample out there and still finished that low. Are you comfortable with him now going sixty fifth. And what do you really see I know? He's talked about it, but it's been a while since we've really dug in on a lot of these players. So, what do you see out of Latte, Junior D. do you feel like sixty? Five is justified. Are you buying in at that high price? I'm not not because I don't think the talent is air and I actually feel like he has a fairly safe floor, which is usually what I want, at an a position or at that point of the draft, a guy who's got some massive upside in the way that he does in in a pretty safe floor. The problem for me is just the other guy's going around him in that spot I mean you going? What three picks later smacks Muncie. Love Max Months. Yeah, just can't I you know I. Mean You know Digi Lemay? You is going four PEX. Our no one pick in front of him. Taking a Enzo, which is very difficult for me to want to grab that chair now if both those guys are gone and I've been in drought for both guys have have gone earlier than I expected because of their multi-positional eligibility. He's definitely a guy I will look at, but it look you look at Black Junior. Let me, just tell you this because as you know out of the park, baseball is running a assim. To match the season, as it would have been and they're posting it on baseball reference, which is Kinda, cool to kind of look at it and see you know who's over achieving underachieving and at at par will juniors killing it? He has a nine ninety three opie with twenty three homers. Through sixty seven. Games excuse me through sixty eight games so close. retarded tomorrow. That's really that's really nice. That's amazing performance there from Vlad. Do you think he could do so? Obviously we were not going to. We might not even get sixty seven games. But what what likelihood do you put that he approaches? Niro one thousand. Yes. With twenty something homers. In seventy game season if that's what we were going to get from junior. I know that'd be a high end outcome. But what percentage do you really put on that? thirty percent. That's that's that's still worth. That's worth diving in man. I I mean I I'd have to double check and see if i. have him rostered on any teams. I feel like I do, but I may actually not that. I'm trying to just mentally go through all teams and figure it out I think I think there is. There's a a really good case. Be made because even if. He duplicates las year. in terms of you know where where he went. It's not like he's killing you. Like he's not a bust in the same way, some of the other guys that will talk about on this list. Were busts last year? uses the disappointment by junior. It's like it I think was. Fair though it was unfair to i. hear I mean often you know people are like well, you know. Take the high upside on the rookie, and then all of a sudden you know the the guy disappoints in Then you see him going way way too late the next year. This isn't one of those cases. People are still believing in the pedigree, and I completely understand. Understand why because yes, you know fifteen home runs in one hundred twenty three games with a two seventy two batting average is still not awful for a twenty year old. Yeah, right, and it's just because the expectations were so so high that some people have buckled, but you're right. The general community has said No. No, no, you're not, you're not. You're not GONNA do this. Guy With lofty expectations at twenty, come up in hold his own, and have bouts of excellence, but not quite go off and then get him after pick one hundred and we have seen that with prospects where they really get left. left out in the cold after after disappointing, not Vlad Sixty five you know in the in this any ranges as high as forty one. He kind of lives in the forty to eighty range. So the perfect I totally understand that. And I don't have any shares right now, and it's the same reason that you said the players around him, but I'm not I'm not averse to it if Moncada Lemay Mayhew Muncie aren't there when I'm looking to take a third baseman boom, I would go vlad junior, but one of those three has been available and I and I have favored those three a bit, so that's where we're at on pledging or anything else on him before we move on. This one's an obvious, white wide, so split I just want you to give me your thoughts on. If you believe in a comeback Chris Davis, he is one of those guys Kris. K. One hundred nine point difference three forty eight on the auction calculator, one sixty nine in a very nice ADP. We know exactly what happened. Pinpoint when he got hurt playing defense in Pittsburgh the before and after is so stark. It is obvious is an off-season a remark. We extended one enough for you to say you know what he'll get back to. As power hitting ways, he needed time off. Chris Davis back and I'm going to jump in, or are you pulling back on the on the thirty two year old Chris Davis no I'm. I'm buying yen wherever I can. You know the only reason I haven't gotten just him. In every single draft is is mostly that I I've ended up with Jordan Alvarez, and and Nelson Cruz earlier and so yeah, I can't then go and take another D. H. or ut eligible only player a leader in the draft, but. If I miss out on an crews. Especially, he's been the guy gotten the most shares of that ut. Only then I'm I'm deathly targeting him a round pick one thirty, one forty. Like I'm really going to start going okay. This guy was a top forty five pick last year fifty big like it's insane like he like people have completely written him off because the injury last year, and that obviously being you know a ut only. People are just just do not like putting that in their lineup but I mean I. I should have gotten their their twenty, one, thousand, nine hundred eighty, p to compare that to the oxygen calculator to the twenty to the twenty twenty eighty to really see the tech because you're right Chris, Davis was a top fifty guy. He finishes barely inside the top three fifty, and then is moved back up to one six nine I I'm I'm buying ahead of that as well I I'm with you on the cruise. Thing so that's why I don't have my money where mouth is, but that's because you can only take one ut, so I'm not, I'm not just GONNA. Take to just because I like Chris Davis, but you better damn well believe that when cruises there. Give me a few rounds late several later actually I get Chris Davis I am back in one hundred percent to I, I got him one sixty eighth in my last OC draft. So. With like a bunch of really sharp players and you Matthew Davis in. In Vlad Sadler and Calling weather, wax and You know draft sheet was in that draft like there was a bunch of really smart people, and he just Feld once and I was like I I got half to yeah, and I think I even at that point had can't remember if at that point or later on I took another ut only player in Nick Zolak and just like. I don't care so local ghetto eligibility. Exactly especially because he could get eligibility now. G think I mean I kind of feel like this. No brainer question but I'll ask. You think leagues have to adjust eligibility absolute. Okay I mean I think and I. Think they I think well I don't know what what sites are going to do. I think site snowy. NFP. Has Gotten a lot of heat about just the fact that they they're even still holding on and not like refunding. People money like I. Don't think these sites can do that like it's not fair to them. Bomani for drafts that have already happened. Yeah, exactly because they refunded people money for drafts at haven't happened like the man if they don't want to be in. that. But I. Think Yeah I. Mean You have to? Wo they need to wait and see what's going to happen before? They make a decision on things like you know. inning limits like you know. Obviously, you're not going to go with a thousand inning limit if we're only playing eighty games, were fifty games but I think eligibility. They've got away like they can't just come out and be like. Oh well. We're GONNA prorate it. or we're going to do this. They've all got a wait so. You have to go. And you have between like forty five eighty five. That's a massive difference and and you're going to have to for next season. Yes. I agree be earls. Things are just going to be completely completely jacked so I agree that we need to see some. Some adjustments so yeah. We're fully on Chris Davis. With a K.. Major distinction there exciting. Stay with C. and wish him the best, but no. Thank you, thank you. My retro draft. That's right. He was on a winning team. Well he was on winning teams that year to in in two thousand sixteen. But. Not so much anymore I. Dare you to put him on some teams this year and see if you can win. Good luck with that I really hope everything works out for you in that on average. You, do love to do that. all right next up another another blue Jay Kevin Bijou. Very popular finish three last year mostly due to volume. It wasn't so much any sort of failure. He's up to one twenty five I. Think Universally agreed frankly. I forgot on on whether or not I know we've talked about him because I. Really really like them. Are you on the cabbies? You know train? I was early and then I jumped off as the the price of F i. mean he just he was like the most taught him and Zach Gallon. We're the most talked about guys at AFL and it was like Oh God. Well I'm glad I got my my one share or any because This is going to get insane, but it really hasn't like it's been. It's been bearable for sharing and so he's another guy that ended up with in that last. Oh, see, I gotTA. Pick one twenty in felt pretty good about it, so Bisciotti's guys just has a ton of upside. You know obviously the floor isn't as safe as I. Like a junior but I think he. He's obviously gonNA play is GonNa play every day and He's got power. He's got speed and he does fit into that. Kind of player profile that I like where you devalue batting average so Yeah I think he's one of those guys that I will probably get. You know one or two more times on my team I in in these drafts that are gonNA come after the announced what the season's GonNa look like and for putting You know because you do like depa batting. Average of you're putting the likelihood. Of spiking a big batting, average guys can't be to be at your higher end I believe. I actually think there's some Some batting average. UPSIDE THERE TO BE GIO. Because I, don't think I think some of his strikeout issues were passivity, so they can teach them to be a little bit more aggressive, and and go out there and get some pictures that to thirty four average will shoot way up so I like it. There agreed that for all the talk I thought the ADP would would jump a good bit higher, but in that one twenties range. I'm comfortable with that. In fact, the latest one since April firs, let's see is. One Twenty six. So Hey. I'm paying that. You aren't good there. Let's move on to our next Guy Andrew. Benintendi now this is classic fall because like Chris Davis, he would've started out really really high nineteen finished one ninety-six, now one fourteen. I don't think he has that distinct injury to look at the way. Chris Davis does to say OH. This is why he struggled. He just really didn't do anything well. Last year he had a double double their numbers ten deals. He did have an injury. But he wasn't if I. Recall correctly particularly good before the injury either. So where do you stand Benintendi now after after a pretty rough year last year? I mean I think he'll be better than he was last year, but I don't know that he's going to be considerably better. like the biggest concerning thing to me is like that the stolen base is like we're cut in half. and. It wasn't a matter of all. He got caught more it was they just didn't want him. Run as often. You know if that's if that's going to be kind of a team thing moving forward and like we have no idea how teams are going to react to a shortened season. Are they going to be more aggressive on the basepaths? Because it's a shorter season, then trying to make sure you know, they're manufacturing runs and things like that or they're going to be less aggressive because the can't afford to risk an injury You know in a shorten season. I I don't know. I think that you can make arguments I think a lot like pitching and how teams handle pitching his. It's going to be team by team. We just don't know which teams are really gonNA. Push it on the base paths in which ones aren't i. mean he is probably you know a mixture of his first three seasons so probably a mid to high teens home runs guy that can steal up to twenty bases, but you could also see ten and. I just don't think especially with how that lineup has changed now with Mickey bats out of it. and the chance that they could potentially move other guys out of that a lineup as well via trade if they do try to trade like jd Martinez. Oh, man like. Take a big hit out of there. Yeah I. Just I worry that we're GONNA. See like I think the two thousand seventeen guy is probably what we're going to see. with less stolen bases, so maybe like a over a course of a full, you know hundred sixty two game season, a fifteen fifteen to seven hundred eighty guy. And I just. I. Just don't think there's enough. Ceiling there for me to take them where he's still no no love on Benintendi there by the way he did not have. A deal stint there He Bite on thirty games out those were. A few extended periods of he was more of a nagging injury guy. Right foot left quad leg. Left side the quad again so much knickknack injuries probably played a role in suppressing his numbers. Honest. He really wasn't much different than he was in Seventeen Benintendi. In fact, his opiates was only two point difference, so he spied in eighteen, came back down in nineteen and I I just don't know that there's a ton of upside either I. Think I agree with you there. You will be batting leadoff so. Less the unless they do. Train like a J. D. or move out pieces. The runs should still be there. And there is some some speed. You know again a double double, but. I don't know man is just not that interested of interesting. What is approaches as your because I, mean he obviously knew way for power, and he became more aggressive I mean his swing percentage went up to fifty one percent after being pretty much forty, four, forty, five, the previous two seasons, and it really hurt him. He did not him. Hey, less zone contact. Oh, yes. Zone more and so i. mean this May just be a matter of hey. You're not the guy especially now that he's batting leadoff. Likely, batting leadoff. You're not the guy that needs to hit a home. Run every that. We want we want. John Base get that strikeout rate back down. It went up to twenty three percent and seventeen sixteen for Andrew Benintendi. Walk rate was at eleven down to nine and a half. Yet the they want the the skills of of seventeen eighteen for him, but I haven't found myself drafting I'm just I, just not that interested I just don't see him as a guy. That like obviously could he return? You know third round value you know kind of where he went last year shirt, but like I just don't see him as a guy that could return first round value. And I think that's what some people are still believing, especially him, hitting leadoff and I just I. Just don't buy it. As far as power speed, guys go. Would you take Benintendi or wait around and take Danny, Santana? Issues of his own button a more robust power speed profile and see how how much lower is he's gone? Okay, so get around savings one fifteen one thirty ish. I think I would take Dany Sand. Team constructed because obviously Benintendi has a much safer than Santana because Santana could just disappear and everybody like well. That was fun. Yeah, plate skills are trash. Yeah, but I mean in Santana's favor. He's got the much higher upside and the positional flexibility to move all around your team so I think I'm going to go Santana they're. Santana already has first base outfield and could add more not to mention like his Max. ADP is like one seventy nine. Santana's yeah, because people in man is eighty five, so that in that draft had a believer and I had heard that. Dan Santana's family did play fantasy, so they got into a League and drafting and I sorted it from April first and I think is is mid eighty. PS. Like forty s sixty seven and don't forget. He went in the first round of a draft earlier this year I. Know I know it's hard not to get interested in Danny Santana's power spe-. But then the second you look at that played profile. Has Tapping the brakes. Mentioned as defense is atrocious. That's why he plays every position because he can't play any of them. It's. It's definitely that whole Daniel. Murphy cannot Yup. Yup. All right next up a lawyer Menez seventy nine point difference one thirty eight on the auction calculator up to sixty think we're both believers here Yup. But go ahead. Get your on. Element is quietly pop those thirty one homers. I think we're seeing more this year. Obviously pro-rata, we were saying everything in like one sixty two game rates, and then won't shave down to whatever we need to whether it's a half or quarter season, but yeah sneakily got to thirty one homers in one hundred and twenty two games last year. I you know price has gone up, but I still think it's a pretty good buying opportunity at sixty I. really don't find that problematic. Are as where where to buy Jimenez that pretty easily, so we're talking about like a sixty game, season or something like that. Just look at the second half from last year to ninety two with fifteen home runs in fifty nine games. After he came back from. You know from the injuries, so yeah, Yeah, I want I want on every single one of my team I'm trying my best right now to say shares because I know that's something that I wanna work on. Not Saying so. Why Why is that just because the current current context of what's going on in the world? I think that's one of the things that people mentioned is not not using shares as a as a way of describing you know ten. The owner thing like that I own him. But white once once the what's the thing with shares wise because shares are typically used as a context for owning stock. So. You're then saying the players a commodity and you're owning him in I I've had a hard time without one too, and it was a discussion I had You know with my wife, 'cause you know had mentioned it as something that I do and. And I kind of pushed back on it but I. I'm I'm kind of in the camp where it's like I. Don't think that one is bad, but you know. I'm also a straight white male that. Probably shouldn't be coming up with the rules on what's Okay and what's not, so you know? I'm while I don't necessarily think it's that bad. That may be my my white privilege. You know kind of thing out, and you know we try not to talk too much political stuff, but just something I'm trying not to do so if I do it in a defend someone. I Apologize I'm trying to work on it and be a better person, but. At the same time you know obviously going to make mistakes. Though back to Illinois. like he's the reason. I haven't ended up with Vlad. Guerrero Junior. The act like the right biter. Yeah, I mean he's gone. And, so when they're both on the board I go i. just think like we saw like the kind of beginning of that ceiling. Obviously, we think there's more and he was so good like l.. He. Wanted yet. You know those fifteen second half home runs that that's the home runs. that. Vlad hit last year in total for season. And he wasn't missing time. Do you know so like I? Just think that Eloy is the guy that I want on my team. Is many drafts as I can. I understand he's going way above where he finished, but I still think he should be going in the top fifty. Yeah I tend to agree with that and I want I want to get into the white sox lineup, and that's a good way to get into it, so I'm a hundred percent with you there. We do I love him in. Is I don't understand how Aaron judge is going. Still. Like I mean it's what he's done, but for me, I. Just I really have a hard time trust in his health. I think that's going to be a continued issue pretty much completely off my board. I can understand that I can understand. Say you know what I don't deal with the headache his his Max pick is like ninety six April first that being Aaron Judge and I don't think I would take him at ninety six I i. totally totally get give me as so layer or give me you know. Miguel said Noah above Aaron Judge, which could come back to bite me in the button you know. Obviously judge has been a a first round a talent when he's healthy. It's just staying on the field and in a shortened season. I don't want to deal with that. Yeah, and and. Superstar next. Who Seasons with one hundred, twelve, one hundred two games still great when he played in I. He'll be great when he plays, but you know. I think the short I think somebody will go too far with this whole. You know the shortened season. Absolves these injury? Guys like well. They could still get. You could get. Nothing, yeah, exactly it could go completely like. I've heard some framing of of this with the the innings. Guys, the young pitchers or injury guys that they are must drafts in this because there's a shorter season, it's like. I can still get hurt a weekend and then be done completely so. Especially, if you load up on a bunch of these guys, I mean you'd need if you're going to draft a few of those guys, you need them to hit and you know the more of them. You draft the less likely it like. Give Me Guy who I've. Made this argument against forever at in Carlos, Correa at you know one o seven one await like that's the type of like okay. When he's held the, he's great I'll take the shot there as opposed to fifty picks earlier in Aaron judge. No I. I totally understand that So. We like Illinois or not cool on judge right now. Let's go on to our next guy here. Another power hitter reese hoskins from one eighty finish last year to one. Oh, seven on on the auction or on the ADP. What about hoskins are you buying back into him? If you even last year for a power resurgence. There are some things that it's like. Hey, he's got. He's kind of figuring out. And maybe we did find a limit on how many eyeballs right the we're kind of have with all the surges, and there's not. There's no such thing as too many five ause. I think hoskins found it that there is a limit, but do you believe he can trim that a bit smoother profiling? Get back to being a just a power superstar. I mean he still hit twenty nine home runs last year. Wasn't. In comparison to what people are doing. It was like those kind of week. Yeah, I think it's more of a matter of like. Where do we think the batting average is going to be a and I? mean his his ex. Was To twenty one. And, Expect to banning Eric. Hoskins G. Yeah and I mean. I don't. Like I don't think it's I think he's going to be one of these guys that they're going to be years where he pops a little better better batting average, and if you can build in or your devaluing the batting, average category or just building the fact that he's probably GonNa hit light to thirty to forty at best you know then if he does pop like a fifty nine like you did in that short sample into that seventeen, then you're like. Oh Great! I'm Golden. But I just think he isn't. He's like A. Joey. Gallo with less power. I, think he has the power though, too. Like. That's the thing. I mean he has sixteen fourteen percent homer to fly ball rates last two years for reese hoskins like. A guy who should be in the twenty five percent range, but he had so many fly balls that it's difficult. I still think there's tweaking to this profile. That could really set them off. That said I. Don't think is just snap of the finger. Kinda happens type deal. So I am still a little bit nervous. I'm not I'm not averse to his price. I've just been going elsewhere at first base. Meddlesome Max Muncie. And, then my. Part me my Guy Luke voight. Those three have made it so I'm virtually never getting somebody like hoskins. I can respect the price and I. Would you know if all three of those guys just? Alluded my my grasp at a draft I. I would I could quote unquote settle for Hoskins. because that's around the time I'm looking to get a first baseman is in that early one hundred's range because I do want somebody with with big thirty five plus home or upside, which he does have over a full season. He wasn't too far from that last year with his twenty nine, and he at thirty four the year before I mean I. I still think there's a possibility there's there's the ingredients for a forty homer season for reese Hoskins, but he needs to make some tweaks. Yeah, no I mean I. Don't think that that's out of the range of outcomes. The hard part is the people who were going around him. Miguel. Who I love. Fran Mill Razz. Who I love Mitch Garber who you love! I mean this is a prime area for you. Know your first or second closer You know with guys like Brat. Brad hand and Edwin. Going in this neighborhood Kenley Jansen going in this neighborhood so. I. Just have a hard time pulling the trigger. Knowing that I can get other first baseman that I really like later. No I feel that I absolutely feel that Let's move on here. We got at least one more, maybe two more depending on time. We have a little bit of a heart out. Let's talk. Ask Them Kado. Because he came up. Adam Nice season quietly if you didn't have this season's is one of those. If you didn't have it, you might not have realized what happened He was part of a family, Palooza not the banner player either kind of the second one of the secondary guys, but when fifteen fifteen. With the to sixty nine average in is one hundred and fifteen games pretty nice stuff from Ricardo. He has now he finished at one eighty. Nine is going one eighteen. What do you see out of him? Obviously orb nice to see what he can do in a first full season, but he's GonNa. Get another short sample. Is He better than this one eighteen P and and are you a Marcado buyer? I am Ricardo, buyer and I think that the fact that he got injured in spring training kind of halted. A little bit of his rise up. Yeah I mean he because he was a guy that people were certain. Get real hyped on, and then all of a sudden. You know you got hurt. He got pushed back down because he was going to miss. The. You know the first part of the season but now he's had plenty of time to get healthy, and so cotto is a guy that I think I'd like to do draft one or two more times. you know. If I can because he's GonNa hit the top that lineup. While it's not like. A world-beating lineup is still pretty good. It's still solid. Yes not. I didn't like their off-season. Because I thought, they sat on their hands. But the Carlos Hernandez. Excuse me the same. Move was Nice, and they already had a good foundation, and if you like Domingo's Santana. That was that's not terrible. move either. They had I mean the added says her anandas added to mingle Santana which gives them a pretty decent lineup. It's not amazing. Obviously, it's good though it's legitimately good. And he's GonNa is GonNa second in that and so on auto is for sure I think he's going to get plenty opportunity to score runs. and you know he's obviously going to be a guy who can get double digit. stolen bases double digit home runs in a full season is probably like I mean most projects have them as like a fifteen twenty guy. and some of the projects have higher on the stolen bases than that so. That's where I think it could excel as the storm based in, I think in a shortened season. You know he could spike. He gets he could spike twelve twelve fifteen, even even in a half season. I think for Condo so I really really like him. I'm excited about his game, so I'm I'm definitely eager to to draft him and I. Don't mind this I in fact, I think this eighty P is. Perfectly, fair. Problem paying it all right, so that's Oscar McConnell one last guy here before we get out Manny Machado. Fifty two point splitting finished one away last year. He's up to fifty seven. Is the name value thing, or should he be going that high because? Manny Machado I mean. It's a pretty stark split between what he's done when he was in Camden and what he's done since leaving. So I'm curious how how you feel about Machado La Camden to ninety, six, three, fifty, three, five, hundred, thirty, seven, everywhere else to sixty, seven, three, twenty, three, four, forty nine. Is Being overdrafted this point. Yes No. It's I mean I hate to give the cop out and explained that one I mean i. do think that people are. Drafting him, just based on his name. and I think that that being said though like like I'm not going to like. Throw out the possibility that he gets back to being manny I mean. He's still hit. Thirty two home runs last year. That padres discount that you mean you. You think that it's still possible. Yeah, I mean sorry. The wording was a little. I was. It's hard. This is one that like I'm kind of sitting on the fence and I don't have drafted him. I don't think anywhere. I walked Machado's way. Dude, yeah, I haven't either just because I was like. Oh, well, you know. Last year was really disappointing in, but it really wasn't like that disappointing. Yes, the batting average hurt, but he also had to seventy four Bab You would think a guy like him would. Be Much closer to his career. You know almost three hundred Babbitt. Expect the batting average to come up and I expect the power to stick around well. Let's also not forget like. Yes. He was his first year out of Camden into that probably hurt him, but was also his first year in a new park with a new team, seeing a whole bunch of new pitchers in the national. League and are we saying that a guy with this track record can't adjust to that. No I. I think he can't. He's. He's twenty seven. And while he's been up for a long time. We could still see the best year of his of China's career. Now it probably won't. I, think eighteen will probably still stand as that season, but it's not out of balance I think part of it, too, is that he does have dual eligibility which sucker for, but it's the two spots that our deepest third in short, so I'm not even like. I'm not even giving them that much love for for that. Again we've ha hammered this point. A lot players around these guys has definitely play a role but I. Just I can't rationalize taking him over. You're taking him over Vlad taking him over Lemay huge taking him over Muncie taking. Over Mon Cada like I just can't rationalize. WHO's Suarez I get like around later if? Healthy. Yeah, I mean I. Mean Suarez was going like in the top fifty six donaldson two rounds later full round. Just yeah that that's the big issue for me. It's like I. I know that there's still a ton of talent there, but we also well stolen bases can common go like. Do we really think he's going to have like pop? Another one of these you know fifteen twenty seven based seasons i. So. Yeah, I agree they and he has shown how sporadic basis can be Manny Machado has. I spy you twenty out of Nowhere Twenty fifteen like I feel like he's got a pretty safe floor, look. Like last year was the floor and so like. If you've taken some early shots than again, all of a problem grabbing Machado I wanna see what's his Matt? His Max pick his eighty like we start getting down into the seventy range like I'm I'm GonNa. Take him probably. Oh God like I still some of these names. Nelson Cruz my boy like victor row bliss a guy that I really like mean the. Far as here's the good like, would you rather would you rather have him or Paul Goldschmidt? Challenged me here. You got quick. We don't stop. That's true. Machado, Machado which all right there you go all right. All right, wrap this up. Cap It there again. We'll talk draft on Tuesday. I'll reach out to eric to see if he can join us. If not I'll see you about a couple other guys, but justin great talking with you hopefully. We've good news next week. Regarding deal and it'll be a great weekend. Take it easy.

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

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Totally looks like that put her on the podium will Atlanta towards show does Bruce Pearl looked like he eats a baked potato like a taco, okay? Night cream by the fully loaded baked potato. All right. We'll get to the looks like game Tim Kirk show second. But if you want to ask him, you baseball questions, your etiquette question is it's unbelievable stays the doesn't it. Tim does. I still get Bill. One looks like he's cream. The one looks like the ice cream man from Raza week. But does Mike Breen that look like the soda jerk from the nineteen fifties? Does Matt Patricia looked like he eats cereal out of a mixing bowl. Does Randy Johnson looked like he has a whole Q case made out of snakeskin? Does Baker Mayfield looked like the guy driving the motorcycle might motorcycle that Josh Rosen girl and gets on the back of after she calls. Josh jerk. Bruno you're on with Tim Kirk. What do you got for him? Bruno. Oh, Hello, Dan. This is I had two questions canton. Okay. Sure talked about the he thinks Rangers are going to do this season. And also, do you have any advice for twenty four year old any life advice? I mean for your own first one's more important. Yeah. The Rangers was that. The question is. Yeah, they're not going to be good. But they've got the right manager in place. They're going in the right direction. So I I really liked what I saw them early. But they are not good even close to make the playoffs and not finish five hundred. Oh boy. Life advice for a twenty four year old gosh, just be curious pay attention. Keep your eyes open. John. Oh, good advice. Never keep your eyes open keep chopping legwork. All the time. Keep your eyes open. Keep them open all the time. Just learn by listening and watching when you're that young. It's the best thing to do so years open to. Yes. But not mouth. Not. No, definitely not that. All right. So shut up. It is what you're saying is your life advice to twenty four year old just shut up and listen to the old time guy who just told you the Rangers aren't very good. And he's dedicated his life to that in his sixties. Great advice. John you're on with Kirk. Go ahead. I was cleaning. Mafia didn't have realized I have a whole lot of. Thank you, don't and I felt bad about throwing them away. How long should I keep it? Thank you know, not too. Good. Good question. Did did you respond to them? I mean, it you do all your due diligence on that. You're gonna have to fly blind on this one too. Okay. I'm not a big keeping them forever. If you responded properly get rid of them in a week. That's fine. What is responding properly? Do you send your welcome courage? Well. I'm not I'm not the believer. That you need it respond to a thank you after you already. Thank somebody. I mean, if you give somebody somebody something, and they send you a thanking card. I don't think you have to send them a thank you card for their. Thank you card. I don't even think you have to keep it. You just acknowledge it in your mind, and you throw it away. Well, keeping it a week is respectful. That's good enough. Mike, I think we should bring this up with Kirk because we didn't really address it if someone leaves a conversation with you saying have fun. Does it disorients? You do you go and have fun. Do you feel like they've, you know, assume that you're not a fun person a have fun. How does that land with us? I'm good with that. Of course, it depends where I'm going, you know, going to something where it's impossible to have fun like a funeral or something like that. Then that's big. If somebody's just saying enjoy yourself today. I totally favor. The says has to you on your way to a few now, what are you talking about? Why funny what he would do that? I was trying to give it context that some people. Just reflexively send the same thing when they lead you all the time you have to remember where that person might be going. What if it's coming from a person that you don't really have much of a relationship with? They have no idea where you're going. All right. Had fun is. It's benign, there's it's just a another way of saying haven't ice Dave at all. It is Tim what is your go-to when you say goodbye to someone because I find myself, sometimes just Mirroring what the person says. So they could say something that makes no sense. And I'll just repeat it right back to them. Like, I'll go to like a theme park or something. And they'll say like, oh have fun. And I'll say, oh you. And it's like, well, I just paid them for parking. You're gonna have fun today. Yeah. I my goodbye along. I don't have one. I usually just say SIA and that that's usually it. That's if you open it up to too much, then you might say the wrong thing. But I don't have a go-to goodbye line other than CEA anybody who can pull off Chow. It on the poll Guillermo canal anyone Xiao as a departure mechanism. Tim, tim? What if the hat fun is coming from Zach Lowe at the end of a radio interview. What does that mean? Well, he's really good on basketball. So I I think he would mean, you know, go watching NBA game tonight and have fun. Okay. So we'll figure this out as we go here. Let's check in with Ryan you're on with Tim Kirch in go ahead. Just wondering if the Mets early Phoenix start was going to be something that was worth watching long-term. And you watch pro wrestling as a kid if you did who is your favorite hats on. Yeah. I watched a lot of wrestling the little kid while I was always a little kid. But when I was young haystacks Calvin Bruno San Martino gorilla, monsoon, those were my guys growing up. That's back when you know haystacks Calhoun, we wear like an old like one of those gene jumper kind of things. But overall going over all the ring those shoes and just throw people all over the place. They all wait for like four hundred pounds incredible. But I don't follow wrestling anymore. I have no interest in it. But I did when I was when I was eight it was kinda cool met young core. Oh, yeah. Mets are good Metzer can win the division. Mets can also finished fourth in the division. They're fourteen can finish. I four teams that finish fourth. That's going to be really close between four teams all sees Mike. Ryan just mentioned to me that Mets young core south. Sounds like a Korean baseball player that needs to be paid forty million dollars right now. Well, that's good. They're young cooler. First-base Pete allows those that awfully good. So far way better than I think people thought because he's been spectacular. Nick, you're on with coach go ahead. I Tim what's one of your biggest pet peeves in life and in baseball Chow. There you go. It. It's really bad. It's a glove. It's not omit unless you're catcher or a first baseman Yu wear a glove. Dislike gloves, winter gloves have fingers in them a glove is a glove less. You're the catcher or the first baseman then use the mitt because it doesn't have fingers in it. Also, it's RBI's not RBI like POW's, not POW, and it's a shutout not a complete game shutout. That's redundant. You pitch a shutout. That means you went nine innings and pitch the whole game. And shut out the other team. You are furious right now. No, no, no, no, no. I'm not angry. He's my tiny tiny little pet peeves that just bug me. Just a tiny bit angry where do you lie? Cleats versus spikes and cap versus hat. I am a spike sky always. And I go either way, but it's the baseball cap. But when I wear I always say, where's my hat. But if you're wearing a cab to play baseball, it should be called a cap. What's your favorite smell associated with baseball? Who could creek I love I love the smell burns or an I was a young guy plan but going to watch the big guys play at our local field where all the big guys played. And I mean, they could really play in the district leagues with the call. It the smell of pine tar still spell it today. And it was like such a great period of my life to go watch. You know, the twenty year olds play when I was eight years old thinking, this is so cool. So yeah, pine tires. It will put on the poll at lebatardshow the smell of pine tar or fresh cut grass because I thought those were the poets. That's what the baseball poets talked about with the field. I'm very disappointed by your peanuts is what is he said it sounded like something else. Pine tar or your fresh cut grass doesn't do anything for you owe it does. But that's the visual that I love the most is when you walk into a ballpark for the first time, even if you've been there. Thousand times the first time you see the bright green field mode perfectly that visual that I liked the best. When I go to a ballpark. My favorite visual is when the infield is getting watered when it turns from a light colored to a darker color. Oh, that's the best. I can watch that for a full ten minutes. I like that too. I'm not sure ten minutes does Mike Greenberg. Looked like the guy who holds his nose when jumping into the pool. Does Brett Brown looked like a key west fishing guide? That's a good one. Right. That is dead on does Kenny Mayne, look like he has a structured settlement. But he needs cash now. Does Andrew luck. Look like, he choose soup. Dont'a justify our unreasonable salaries Chow Kirk kurkin. There was a good ones in there this week t so the NBA playoffs have arrived and t so will be counting the league all the way down to win the champions lift the trophy is tell them about. So. Zones. 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Get in touch with us through the one eight hundred flowers Twitter feed at lebatardshow at Stu got seven ninety is Gutierrez. It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts. Happy seventy first birthday to David Letterman. Happy birthday to him. I don't care cut. He's over Magic Johnson. That game changed quickly the late night came right? That's not how people are watching television anymore. We will not have the monster late night television hosts that feels like Johnny Carson or David Letterman were that's the place. You have to go for your late nights stuff. Even even the ones who are doing it. Well, we're still we're eating that up in bite size clips on the internet. Yeah. You gotta you gotta pop on YouTube and social media clips, that's where you pop now is the late night host. I was never a late night. Tv guy. It just didn't seem like that entertaining. Or maybe I wasn't that sort of obsessed with celebrities to need to know that much more about them. What was your favorite of the short lived talk shows that you wish that they stuck around longer that were generally recognized as a failure. But you were into it. And it's all that matters to you. Rolodex. That is. Yeah. You know, I got one like, for instance, our always thinking magic show or pets say Jack's eleven minutes of show. It seemed like this is a setup for very specific known. No. I mean, how late night talk shows. But I was a big favorite of Keenen ivory Wayne show. I thought it was good. I thought he was a good talk show host. It was unfair that it got pulled. But remember there was vibe at the same time. And they were splitting the audience because they were black Centric shows. And then five got Sinbad remember that? And it was just, you know, like, why do we have to fight was this Priore senio or after this word people trying to recapture the magic Chevy Chase had a show that that had some popularity right? No. He did not know no the Chevy Chase show. That's where he took the turn into bitter old, man. Like right there is where Chevy Chase went from comedic guy who could have been right there with Bill Murray to being embittered and everyone at Saturday Night Live hating it say Jack had a show who else had a late night talk show. Didn't Jay more and more sports on ESPN and that had potential somewhere other than here. That could have been something. Jay Moore's really talent. So nobody else has a favorite failed talk like Alison you'd love late night. Tv that's like your favorite John Rotella. And you've seen it died. Alison, it's died on your watt died for v. I watched it all I watch it. All I watched this. Seth Meyers I watch Colbert. I watch Kimmel. I watch them. All I don't watch Fallon. So I shouldn't say I watch them all the second. I'll send you a whole show. Oh, that was your favorite. She loved ones. Listen to you have a favorite cancelled late night. Well when you just said Chevy Chase. I loved him on weekend update. So I just was you know, reminiscing about that. Because that's my favorite when he goes. I gotta go. There is a second. Arsenio hall. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It was like three years when he failed that trying to be our senio Joan rivers. Joan rivers was good pets Jack had failed one. Let's see. Well, how long can you look that up? And let's make fun of say Jacob out that when say Jack appearing back with us like you do this thing like say check every time I E mail him. I I'm like, hey, do you wanna do your annual coast thing? And he tells me, no. And then you talk to them. And then you go on a group chat with me and say, Jack, and you're like Mike pats ready to co host, and then I E mail, Pat, sage I again, hey, I know Dan, put you in this awkward position. Let me know if you wanna co host any response, simply, no. What Dan throwing you in a in a group text, and then take it from here. Yeah. Like on the show he's on here. So I came really telling me, no at this point, even though I wanted to desperately because he fails us time. And again, he does do that a lot you do. Now surprised like I did do that. Jimmy Fallon is the one that gets you guys figure it out. It's. I love it. Do it. Why did you turn me into love? It's like you. You you really? So I imagine John lovitz time frumpy, and you made me you make thank you. Now. Why did you do that to me cuz I imagine every time Jon lovitz presses send on a text message? There's just he waves his hands in the end. Yeah. I sent it. But this is this is why. But this is what you have me being why do you have me being that? I've sent it handle it. Mike heads with handle it straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G LT networks three play. Yes. Get pumping of the Dan Libertad show with stugatz on ESPN radio. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Guests on the Dan Le Batard show appear via the shell Pennzoil performance line. And now your sportscenter update some firings happened in the NBA yesterday, the grizzlies fired coach JV Bickerstaff the Cavaliers will not extend the contract of coach Larry drew and the kings of fired poor Dave Yeager. Leonard fournette was arrested for knowingly driving with a suspended license. Speeding and improper window tint and finally a woman filmed going on xenophobic tirade in the parking lot of Glendora, California, WalMart claimed she's not a racist because she has a nephew who was part. 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You're saying he's befouled it so much for you as someone who likes late night television that Fallon's the only one you watch, and you longed for John McEnroe's know, what you're saying here because I said that John McEnroe had failed talk show is what I said, I didn't say I watched it or long you made. It seem like you liked it. No, you were discussing failed talk shows. And I said at the end John McEnroe's talk show, and you said found only when you don't watch Allen is the only one that. I don't watch. Yes. He's I just I don't like his monologue. I don't like his interview style. And so I don't I don't enjoy the show. So it's but Fallon is the lukewarm onc- this is what ended up happening right with late night television. Where Jay Leno came in and slightly besmirched with Johnny. Carson Letterman was the rebel guy and Leno was too safe to easy and and America aided up and he retired. I still think on top with the tonight show legacy intact. Now, Jimmy Fallon is a talented as. As a little bit of creative things that he does. But he's not opinionated at all. He's vanilla endings been dwarfed in the political age by Colbert. And even Trevor Noah and all these guys that can actually talk about stuff as Jimmy Fallon sits there and tries to play toy instruments on the radio. Yeah, he and he also turned a classroom excuse me. Got to confuse. Wow. My bed doesn't make me laugh out loud. He makes himself laugh out loud a lot. I'll tell you that that Jimmy Fallon. He loves his jokes. You logs every one he used to break character all the time in SNL, right? Yeah. Like come on, dude weight. So everyone's turned on Jimmy Fallon. It's over. Now. What a good way to go through life. Everything's hilarious. Could you imagine laugh at anything? Could you imagine? I'm just walking. He's like, oh a bird. People think fake when I laugh on cue, and that's not fake it all just love every second of that stuff. Hello bird again with this guy. You've been doing love. It's for ten minutes. What are you doing? Magic Jon lovitz goes through life describing every experience that comes as allowed like oh, there's a bird. Hello bird house, his vision. Because I imagine he's the type of guy that has the glasses on the tip of his nose. And he looks down while he's typing text with one finger that love it's there. Yeah. Yeah. That's not my impression of love with what he looks like. Well, why are you guys talking so much about John Levinson? Whether he says things after he sends a text welcome flush the toilet. And you may be John love it. It all started. Because you're saying I do that. When you send a text you. But you don't say you are ticketed in in the text message fix it handle it there if done it. Is he I want to ask you this because some people are upset here via Twitter and text because they didn't like the way the Zach Lowe conversation went an hour ago. It was very sports, and sometimes I can have weirdness with Zach Lowe when we talked to each other because I'm doing things like making fun of the idea that our lead analyst who is exceptional. And really does the research is telling you the warriors are going to win and we spend all this time talking all season long about why they're vulnerable and look at Houston and this and that and I'm just curious how we arrive in a place where the only person I'm hearing saying the warriors are going to lose. This year is STAN Van Gundy. No one else has the actual courage to say, I think they're going to lose an if they lose were all going to have been wrong. And so I ask you as a basketball expert, like what is the value of all this prediction Tong if no one? Can actually tell you anything that suggests that when the warriors lose to the bucks were all not going to be shocked by well. There is no value in the prediction talk period. I think the the most entertaining or memorable prediction. I remember was Ethan Strauss a few years ago when he picked the warriors in their first year that they won that championship. And everybody was like, what are you talking about? They're good. But they're not that good. And then they went on that run and won a championship. And that was interesting but outside of that the predictions are nonsense. But I think what happens is people are looking, and even you know, a stand saying they're vulnerable, and I fully admit that believe that they're vulnerable rather is you've got to find the team that's going to beat them and in the Western Conference. I don't think anybody's sold on any. But the reason I ask you this is because Stu guts of all people Stu guts said two years ago, you better start winning the championships now because John onto to compo- is coming to take all of them, Stu gods is the one a head of everybody in the middle of warriors talk. Now if he gets there. This year and becomes the guy who can somehow get through the playoffs without suffering a bunch of times, and we're all going to be shocked. If Durant loses we're going to be talking about the warriors. But then we're going to be like, oh, look new best player in basketball. My question to you is how the hell can stoop guts be the one who's going to get to be right on this? And only Stu guts if the if the warriors actually lose this year to Milwaukee magic of cigarettes. He makes three thousand predictions, and you remember the one that he got right. Also, I searched warriors vulnerable in our in our show folder to see. If anyone else said it now stand might have the upper hand. But there was another voice. So I have a soundbite of Charles Barkley saying the warriors are vulnerable this year. But I have stand soundbite saying the warriors are very vulnerable this year. That's more. No. But STAN one up again, very went from very vulnerable to simply I think they're going to lose this year. And I don't hear a lot of people doing that. But here's the thing. That's interesting about that is so with Steph, we didn't see it coming. We didn't think that even shooter that good could change Markley himself said a jumped shooting team will never win it and then the whole game chain. But with this. Team more specifically built around Jaanus. We see oh, he can get layups and dunks whenever he wants. And he doesn't have to shoot threes because everybody else's shooting at around them. Oh, okay. So we've got a shack level efficiency at the rim and a modern day. Mike buttonholes are offense all around that. And a twenty four year old who super committed and doesn't need all the bells and whistles and all the superstardom. I think that you can see it some people could see it before it happens. I'm not crediting. Stugatz. But I think we're we're we're closer to saying. Okay. That might be the team than it coming out of the blue the way the war. But the thing that I'm having a difficult time. Getting my head around is if the warriors lose we are going to say always the dysfunction in board, and our and we're all shocked because nobody's saying they're going to lose if they lose. And yet here will be this dude that at the moment will be the one who breaks them because I think most of us think they've got the better point differential. They're long they they bother the warriors. And what's going to happen is if they get there and beat the war? Ears is we're gonna see for the first time. Oh dream on. Can't do it with this guy on defense can't bother this. One guy dream on's not gonna have it. And we're gonna make it about oh, they were in turmoil. Instead of no this thing that exists now in the pain, not even dream on green who was the evolution of I can guard one through five not even he's going to be able to do anything with that. Except get into foul. Trouble. Wasn't that supposed to be? What shack was right? When he came into the league when he was supposed to be that to the bulls. Right. That was around the he was coming up it becoming into the right shack. As a magic player was that. He was the the thing. That's coming. That's opposed to break down that. Yeah. We're going to change the game and take it from Jordan. I think this is what Unisys and to shacks credit. He did eliminate Jordan from a playoff series, Jordan and make the finals magic made the finals, I know is four five. No. But coming to the dynasties is what what is he saying is that shack size was supposed to be. So Michael comes in here and takes the game from from magic and bird and the pissed. Sins and all those people he takes the sport from he's LeBron before LeBron thousand times over now who's going to challenge this. Well, Reggie Miller. Clyde, Gary pay. No, no, this monster. This thing that you've never seen that something you've never seen before this monsters coming to challenge he didn't do and he didn't do it. You know, all the teams that are trying to take down the warriors historically over these last few seasons have been trying to out warrior the warriors. And watching John is in in the early seasons. I would say, okay. But he needs to learn how to shoot. No. He doesn't the rest of the league needs to adjust to the only thing that beat them. Lebron guy we've never seen before. And now it's going to be on. It would have to be at least in terms of the lineage. What's next? Dan to justify our in reasonable salaries. But Mike you being a am. I mean dope by wondering. Hey, who's going to call it someone call it someone say right now before it happens? It'll be easy to say. Oh, look, John. This is the best player in basketball, someone call it. They look Golden State is losing this year. And this is why and it's because Jaanus is going to break them over his knee and changed the sport. Again. It's an odd thing that demand. But are you going to do it, Dan lebatardshow hell, no scared of Stu did it. How it what? Yeah. Bucks are winning at all. Where's your done? Mike Ryan said that there I've said it. Again with John love it one eight hundred flowers make someone happy by getting string tulips from one eight hundred flowers tell him his bring is finally here. You know, what that means the first tulips of spring from one eight hundred flowers dot com or and gorgeous, seasonal bloom. He's vibrant tulips come in a variety of dazzling colors or arriving just in time to bring in the new season. 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Go down lebatardshow with two cats only SPN radio. The lightweight title is on the line at UFC, two thirty six and. What happened? Billable middle of now. Why I've got a region to this. Wow. Their lot in here feel here. If you could go back in time. What year would you? Visit. Wow. Whole man, so many great years throughout time. I really wanna see a dinosaur. I wanna see one alive dinosaur that would be a bad time to go back to you would die very quickly say can I can't be in my like time machine with safely by and I get back in there. I wanna see dinosaur have any year and you're choosing d'arret to watch Jurassic Park during it. Yeah. Just you're just going for that one year or you're just going for a quick visit and then coming right back. Yeah. I wanna see I wanna see when dinosaurs roam the earth. It's a better game to do this. As you got to go back and spend a year there because that would not be your children that would not be my year. I would not be my year. Hey, kill it in the eighties. Do I get to go? Now as Thirty-three-year-old, Mike. Do I get to go back there to the eighties? Yeah. Michael J, FOX. Yeah. No. I would l-. Yeah. Actually, also, I would love to go back to the fifties. And just start like becoming like a music Serge's singing songs. That I knew were popular in the nineties. This is the plot tobacco the future. Is it not? Yeah. Also, I would wanna make sure my parents got together. And it was his bully. I wanna make sure like the worse things happen. Nineteen ninety-five another try. I'd just like to go back to my junior year of college. Like do that again. Yeah. That's where I'm at school. Not high school junior year of college. Here. But you just. John you're next in your walk. Freshman year is a little bit. Like, you know, I'd rather go back to junior owes better year. No. No. Your sophomore year. There were all good. They're all great. But I really don't want to go back to college answer here, Dan. It's. But don't you find it unusual that what she chose to go back to a single year in her life when she was a junior as opposed to you know, seeing dinosaurs. Or whatever being a nineteenth weirdly fifty. Can you imagine that what the nineteen fifties would be like if I invented seven nation army? Yeah. I come out with seven nation army. I live forever. Not jack. Where are you sitting here saying that the year, you wanna go back to is the one where you would just feed all your musical dreams because you would have information that no one had like mardi MC fly. Yeah. Exactly. Hey, nineteen fifties. Have you ever heard who let the dogs out? This is a song by Mike. That's how you're gonna make your money that that's what you're choosing to go back. Not like the internet or anything like that. Don't go into the future. If you could go back in time what year would you visit? Of course, Billy once say, no, thank, you know, often in the future where I could fear things in the future. I just want to get to one o'clock. Yeah. Me too. That got the rematch between max Holloway and Dustin. Why regifter you see two thirty six Holloway versus anybody or year early prelims start at six fifteen on ESPN. Plus, you don't want to sock hop and single human rap city and just rock. Everybody's world. Everyone would be like what are you singing? What is suck? That's weird music. Not entirely sure what a sock hop is. Do you know what it's cop is put it on the poll at lebatardshow? Why is it called a sock hop because it's a it's a Dan center gymnasium is it not during the fifties. It's got to be an gym. It's got to be chaperoned is that not what they do the mashed potato at Asaka up for what is it sock up? Where does that name come from like a potato sack race right to sock hop? That sounds like a better than any warehouse where we dance. Sock. Hop sec any particular reason, we've gone back to the fifties. Again. Now, what year did you wanna go to Dan, you never answered the very critical of everyone else. And I don't have an answer. That's the trick to doing this job. Very judgy. Why do you wanna go there? Why do you want to go back into? I mean, really judge. I just thought it was unusual that you specifically chose. It. Sounds like you're what you're telling us is that your junior year of college was the happiest of your life. And so I'd like to know what was happening that year that made that such a great year. That's what I was thinking. Or is there a great regret you'd like to go back and redeem yourself on exactly do over even tissue guys a sock. Hop would take place in a high school gymnasium where gymnasium of any kind. And the reason why it was called a sock. Hop was suits would often remove their shoes before dancing. It was a crazy time smelly time Allison what happened your. This. Just asked me for like, the wind just going live with dinosaurs. Doing weird things. Like, I don't wanna do that. I'll I'd like to my college years. Great go back. What is weirder that Mike wants to be a nineteen fifty singer or that he'd like to partake in time with the dinosaurs guys? I would your time it'd be the butterfly effect. I would be so far advanced musically in the nineteen fifties. Way knows what you'd be listening. You don't you wouldn't have the talent to pull it on your. It would be different. I can sing. I'll just come up with the lyrics. I'm an idea man, and I'll get capable musicians. I'm like, no, this is my vision. Go poem bump up up up. Do what I'm telling isn't that a movie that you showed us a preview for that's coming out yesterday guy where like he gets hit by a car and he lives in World War. Everybody forgets about the Beatles. And he just sings all the Beatles songs. It's a fantasy of mine. I can't believe what just happened here where Mike is taking that question. A year is life and turned it into the stugatz in and I wanna run all of music. I want to be known forevermore as the inventor of music that would be great an iphone eight are on the show on ESPN radio.

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You Will Get Burned

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

46:41 min | 5 months ago

You Will Get Burned

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. The baseball tonight podcast for Monday August third two thousand and twenty producing rummage. Home Studio in the foothills. Connecticut is Taylor shrank right Taylor. You've been on vacation for a few days. You went down to Delaware I'm here I've returned we got back on Saturday it was nice to have a couple of days off I was totally in my element I'm a big beach guy. So Wednesday when I didn't have to work I spent five hours on the beach by myself under an umbrella just crank and through my audio book and just Chilin really really lovely time good to be back and I'll be off tomorrow as well so. How about that but I'll be off next week's I'm not GonNa Complain About that I'm buster working for my home studio. In New, York, we got a lot to get to today we'll be talking with call ravitch and was Sarah Lang's the cardinals have more positive tests from Sunday after having four positive tests on Saturday. We're expecting to get information more specifically about the cardinals test on Monday and we'll see how that affects baseball trajectory is it moves forward Red Sox pitcher and Water Rodriguez. Will miss the rest of the season. The Red Sox made the announcement on Saturday. Rodriguez has been diagnosed with myocarditis inflammation of the heart that the team believes is a result of the left-handers recent bout with the coronavirus he tested positive cove nineteen before the start of the summer camp, the reds put first Baseman Joey votto on the injured list after the. First Baseman reportedly reported symptoms that may be related corona virus. They're just going to wait and see on that the brewers Lorenzo Cain his opted out of the season that announcement came on Saturday the mets outfielder you nss this in a crazy situation on Sunday opted out of the season. There was a time on Sunday where the mets weren't sure where. Was and then they ascertain that he just left the team without telling anybody and what his agents saying is that he opted out because it Kobe nineteen. The New York Post is has a lot of details about CESSPIT is being upset with his playing time and the possibility that he might not reach some financial incentives in his deal. Here's Brody Bandwagon mets general manager talking about the suspect is decision. Well, first off, know we support everybody's in every player's right to to make the second decision and know this is a challenging time for everyone. In so we will. We will support him in that decision. It was surprising without without question and it's The same point we we have to go forward and we have to do not allow anything to keep us from from going forward, attempting to win every game and distractions from it but again, a key takeaway from at this point or that. gladis okay. Is Very time where we weren't sure glad that certainly will support him in respects. This decision is he is he goes for Ferretti Bandwagon. It is an interesting place with the situation because he was the one who assessment is his agent negotiated the four year, one, hundred and ten, million dollar deal with the mets. So when he was asked how he looks back on his contract yet an interesting answer. It's disappointment for for the fans from my vantage point your prior to coming to this to this job than in incense. Player the I think everyone enjoyed watching play when he was in his best, there was optimism for for his return I know how hard he works in his in his Rehab to get back to this point and I know this is This is a disappointing disappointing end to at least his is for your agreement with with the mets but of It I. Know It wasn't for like a work ethic on this part straight back the phillies planned resume games today after no new positive tests, we also got word that the Miami Marlins have not had a new positive tests among their players. The last two days might trout who left the angels to be back in New Jersey for the birth of his first child with his wife Jessica is set to rejoin the angels later today the Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke with our car ravitch over the weekend about the situation in baseball this after Jeff Passan's report on Friday that Manfred had told Tony. Clark. The head of the players association that the handling of the health and safety protocols needed to get better the quote from to call ravage, we are playing the players need to be better, but I am not a quitter in general and there no reason to quit. Now we have had to be fluid, but it is manageable. The Angel Shohei Ohtani had to undergo an MRI yesterday after feeling discomfort in his throwing arm, he ecorse is coming back from Tommy John Surgery allow just any in two thirds yesterday throwing fifty pitches cups in the pirates played in heavier by has got it done. Pitch on its way. And a line shut up the middle of the cubs winning. By rips a single to center. Scoring cody and the suite, the series two one final as Baya's. Rips, a single to center field that was in the bottom of the eleventh inning that on Sports Radio Ninety three, point seven, the fan, the dodgers and diamondbacks and Mookie Betts got done. Now the to one, the Betts GonNa. Fly Ball to right field and deep and gone into the pool. Paul. Shot. mookie Betts Homerun his second of the year the dodgers take a three to nothing lead. Charley Steiner am five seventy sports. Now, bets did to come out of the game because of an issue with a finger on his left hand, the Yankees and red sox run Sunday baseball. BOOT SHAMI ON ESPN radio had this game and he called Zander Bogart's Homerun in the top of the first next offer just popped in the air that's deep to right field judge going back if track the wall and it's gone, it just gets over that auxiliary scoreboard enwright Sander Bogart's would a two run homer and the Red Sox for the first time this year score in the first inning and they jump out to a to nothing lead. The hottest player in baseball. Aaron judge went into. Sunday having homered in four consecutive games. He came to the plate in the bottom of the second through two. Now here comes swing a ball hammered left field that one back there. It's fair. It's gone and that one is gone Aaron. Judge has done. It again rips on down the line and out these homered in his fifth straight game and the Yankees continue to generate the offense via the long ball. It's three to new. York. Last. Yankee players to do that. Alex Rodriguez in two thousand seven Rafael Devers. Came to the blade and the top of the seven score tied six. All the two one is hitting the air right field way back at forget it way into the bleachers ain't gone. Rafael Devers is untited. And for the third basement of Solo blast in here in the seventh, the Red Sox on top by the count of seven to six. Four hundred and twenty seven feet. But, we know this about the two thousand twenty Boston. Red Sox they're pitching is a mess in that manifested in the bottom of the eighth. And that fall is hit hard and pass the lunging Peraza out into center field around it into score is talk men and we're starting over it's tied at seven. As DJ. Lemay. A. Single. The middle, the stolen base pays dividends and it's a seven seven game. Next to the plate Aaron. Judge. The to. Swang a high fly ball well-struck left field that one back there, and you can forget it over the bullpen and for judge his second of the night, and this one gives the Yankees the lead in the eight Aaron judge has done it again, his sixth of the year and the Yankees on top nine seven as he deposited that one over the bullpen in left center. So is that Yankee Stadium last night and have a funny story about that home run that'll be talking about with Colorado coming up before that. Find value others overlook just like Billy beane did for the Oakland Athletics World Series winning talent is often found where you least expect it like our pools who the cardinals drafted in the thirteenth round. No one expects you to draft monkey bats in the sixth round of fantasy, and that's why you're the champion of your friend grew. Don't be swayed by too much tire or come up short by buying two little cooper's are just right. 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Mary Nice and their issues about other postponements in concerns marlins, cardinals Kobe in. We'll get to that and second. You had a conversation with the commissioner over the weekend but I. I wanted to tell you last night. You know I had the privilege I had such a good time being Yankee stadium being in a ballpark and not only that but they gave me a choice of whether or not I. You know to be in the visitor radio booth behind home plate or in center field, and besides the fact that it was unbelievably hot yesterday afternoon, it was so much fun to be watching the game from that vantage point. But I gotTa tell you I could have had a Chris. Chambliss Howard cosell moment. This is, of course, the home run that ended the nineteen seventy-six Ale pennant race keep Jackson was doing play by play sort of until until cosell took over given listen. How Chris Chambliss has won. Well The New York. All Of that great. Six CAIN World Series Seven game to. The American league season. Two. Sitting team look at the Chris Chambliss. He's in Pat what a series he has had. So last night Carl. Judge on them, what happened to your aunt? I could've that's what I was GonNa Tell You Mitt Yankee Stadium last night. It's empty. Those guys Matt Excursion Alex Rodriguez or at the desk back in Bristol and I could tell what was happening way before those guys could because. In the empty ballpark with no sound from anybody at the moment that you know whether is Rafael Devers last night or Aaron Judge would swing their bat and the ball would rock it off the first thing. You here are the shouts of their teammates the dugout it's like crack yeah. See the trajectory, the ball, and and so matt was like and there's a long and I'm like that thing is gone. Like. You could see it's. How far was going to go four, hundred, seventy feet that sort of thing. So I I feel like I should get extra credit last night for jumping in and doing a Howard cosell. Appropriate and doing. So he did occur to me last night you were an I almost asked you on the show. What is it actually like to be in the ballpark because we've done that with a few folks in Korea and Marley here it is such a unique experience for you and then to watch from your perspective, I, mean, I got to believe that the relaxed judge homer landed in a place that you've from where you were sitting. You've never been able to appreciate just how far that is. One hundred percent and and and all of that underscored by the reactions of the other players like to hear the dugouts, each dugouts -rupt when their guy was hitting a long run because Denver's run was a monster to The Yankee dugout react when judge hit that home run was so funny here's the other thing too. I think you'd agree with me we've seen show many mistakes in these games like is of issues and sitting behind. Last night Aaron Hicks, and Jackie Bradley. Jr. Watching the outfielders Oh my God a does remind you when you're watching your kids play. T-ball like picking daisies out in the outfield because there's nothing around them it's so dead. I think I think it really goes a long way explaining why we've seen so many mistakes we saw some last night from Aaron. Hicks is a good outfielder. I think yeah I think Alex brought it up the idea that when you go into and he obviously was stadium and played their idea that you have forty thousand people kinda always reminding you of the situation and your intensity level is up because of the noise there you you can't fall back on that. You don't rely on that anymore so I? Do. Think that I think we see it a lot with pitchers bullpens in particular guys aren't throwing strikes or at least on the field to be throwing strikes as often as they did in the past and again, I don't know if that's crowd related or making excuses for them but with regards to the place, the judge at the homer and the reaction. Look. What we've been doing this for twenty five years calling games and whether it's a pitcher on the mound or the guys on the bench they have such a great ability to distinguish between all. That is absolutely a home run and ones that aren't. And full disclosure I still struggle with it. You know you're constantly like is that did he and they know because that's founder so familiar with it. So yeah, I. Can absolutely appreciate when the ball hit the bat, it's a different sound and then immediately the reaction of the French let's you know that's gone we don't even need to discuss it. I, it was. It was a fun listen. It was like being back in in covering a high school game except these are the best players in the world in Aaron Judge Right. Now might be the best that he's been in years. All indicate he sent me a note this morning about the number of home runs and he's pulled to left field in two, thousand, eight, he had nine, one hundred and twelve games last year at six in one hundred and two games. This year Carl? He's got five pulled home runs in eight Games which tells you where he is right now. Well, you know anytime that you follow a sport, cover it whether it be baseball college basketball football, and you see a player who you know is capable of things it'd because of injury their abilities are diminished. Again part of that's a testament to how great these guys are when they do play and you know they're not one hundred percent and it's still perform and yet when they are at their maximum ability, you do get a chance to be reminded just how great this guy is and I I was left to think too when you watch judge last night and you think long term contracts for somebody like that and and whether it's judge or Soto, it doesn't really matter as long as they're young guys you know what the potential and possibilities are and you also realize the. Sort of vagueries over human body. especially one that's is especially one required to do so much that when you watch that, you're like, oh my gosh, like just give him a billion dollars and let him be the cornerstone for the next eight years, and then in the next breath you're like I can't do that like I I don't know what to do here. because. He used that he is that transformational the player I mean even in the studio with the share-out watching him warm up because we have all those shots during baseball tonight he is just so abnormally strong and large relative to baseball like he's different he's an outlier and you're seeing when he's right and when he's physically one hundred percent or close to it. What that potential is amazing to watch. And they love the work that aircraft see who took over ask this guy during the wintertime has done not only with Giancarlo, stanton but with Aaron Judge and these guys are on the field and man, they're doing damage. Let's do some buyer sell about some topics here Shohei Ohtani yesterday inning in thirds control problems. Again, five walks fifty pitches nap to the game. He told the angels that it's comfort in his right elbow get an MRI Look he's coming back from Tommy. John Surgery is you know it's not unusual for a pitchers to have some discomfort in their elbow they break scar tissue that sort of thing and maybe That's what that is. The man he has really struggled with his command since they got back to the summer camp in the Inter Squad Games and the exhibition games in the starts that he's had, and we always come back to this thing about you know, is it time for him to just become a full time position? Are you buying or selling the idea that that's what the angels need to do? Tournament a position player I'm selling I don't think they should do that yet and I I understand why a lot of people would I think there's great value in having. NBA. Position Player and a hitter because such a unique bat I think he's uniquely talented as a Pitcher to and I'm all of the push mind when it comes to athletes and being able to be pitcher and a hitter I I do think that there are efforts to have started on Sundays at the position player three or four other days of the week is is another example of how these things progress and there's now a another process with Otani, and maybe it's GonNa be pitch every ten days. For teams that are considering things like this last night you know he he he had tried to and was real close to getting out of that inning with no runs coming in he. He had a strike within the Kaysone and it wasn't even close. It was was strike three umpire called ball four next battery walks and he was out of that inning instead issued a walk then should another one and madden had come out so look I'm not suggesting that he's near close to what he can be, but I think he's uniquely talented. I think when he is right that ability to pitch and hit shoe should not be quelled it shouldn't be. His into you know old traditional norms and and maybe that's just my philosophy a lot of baseball things but it it is with regards to these individuals. If I had a son that could do both I would hate to because of were coming off. Tommy John and we've had to bad outings and if you WANNA really micro scope it role he got squeezed on a pitch you could have been out of that inning without anything being given up I'm not giving up on Otani. Chicago cubs off to a great start seven and two you buying or selling the cubs. I'm buying I. Think they were a big disappointment last year I think that there is some infusion I. Think we've seen this before when you have a new manager whether you're all familiar with them, you've never heard of them I do think there's the ability to have a balance I also think that sometimes the new manager doesn't make a bit of difference in the end it has to do with the players playing to their abilities and I think we're seeing that you know with the cubs we're seeing it with. Their defense. We're seeing the offense whether it's contraire us or Rizzo you. You know what they're capable of I. Think the lineup where Schwab receding Yeah. I I think that they realize and I'm sure Ross is message beginning was we saw last year we're way better than this. Let's just play to what we are capable of playing to and we should be okay. So I'm buying CUBS MINNESOTA twins seven into buyers selling the idea that this is just merely an extension of that excellent season they at last year. I think it's an extension still a little worried about a bullpen. I. Do think their starting pitching his better I think the boobs they made or good Donaldson I don't even think played yesterday and they still put up runs and I think we're kind of seeing that the white Sox as great and as fun as then they may be the most fun team to watch aren't yet ready and I think that helps the Indians helps the twins I do think the Indians are are pitching of their mind. So I, do think that this is an extension I'm buying the twins. The New York mets, are you buying the idea that they are terrible? Well. Yes. They are You know I do think. So there are a bunch of superstar hitters like Yelich. Bellinger homered yesterday but struggling Pete Alonzo struggling like like like last year didn't even happen look I think eventually they'll hit I think a lot of this stuff has to do with the fits and starts of the training camp the expectations on a lot. Of, these guys are great. You have sixty games. So it's slow starts magnified but look the mets bullpen is a disaster They're just not. They don't appear to be a very good team and they are in division where you dig a Hole I think it's a lot harder to get out of that hole. I know what the schedule moving forward is for the mets. And you had a superstar player basically bail on the organization yesterday. So yeah, I buy that they are a mess in a disaster right now. Yeah, and I gotta say I feel like I underrated the braves even though I picked him to win the division the last couple years but just being around them in spring training for a couple of days there was a lot of competence there and they are playing so well despite the fact Ronald Kuni. Junior hasn't gotten off to a good start so that you know reestablishing itself at the top of the division you made reference to the to the fact A. Assessment is yesterday. Man, it was striking that even longtime mets writers who are used to mets dysfunction. We're saying it was an unusually dysfunctional day for the mets and the way that that played out. So bizarre bus are I mean it shows a complete lack of respect for your organization for your management for your teammates Look this is a this is the time where you actually could say to your manager, your teammates certainly management. look I've had all these surgeries whatever it may be I'm not comfortable playing in the cold war-era regardless of the numbers you're putting up regardless of your opinion of the team you were actually given a you know a green slip to cash in a not for me this year and I don't think anybody you know they would have been some people who were like really he's quitting on the team but I again, personally I'm not judging somebody who decides that this season or health risks is not for me and yet you didn't you didn't take door number one which was available to you. You went and found. Three, which was I'm not gonNA call anybody I'm just GONNA bail packing up and I'm leaving. But that I don't I don't even understand it and I asked Marta share in the studio like what if you were an owner of a team? Do next year if cesspit has said, he wants to play and he said minimum minimum contract with a whole bunch of incentive. To me you, WANNA be a part of this. I totally agree that I it was confusing to me because in the way that he handled this and look, we have not heard from Cesspool directly. You know his representative saying that it was because Kobe. York. Post all kinds of reporting today that he was upset about the fact that he wasn't going to be in the lineup and may may not maybe couldn't reach some of the financial incentives that are in his contract. But this is someone who over the course of this four year, a hundred and ten million dollar deal, and he's not going to get all one hundred ten because of his injury with the wild. And the Kobe. But over the course of those four years one, hundred, twenty seven, Games Twenty Eight homers, Seventy Five Rbi, and this is the very least was a month and a half. Two months to reestablish your credentials before you go on the market. Look you would think but again, part of me is aware that I think some agents recognized that owners can't control themselves and you know what? My guys one of the great power hitters. In baseball in recent years we'RE GONNA. I don't want him to do this but this is his choice I think we'll still find a job down the road. So I'm I'm not gonNA worry about it because it's not like Some team isn't going to be willing to take a flyer on him and he want to do it. He you know for whatever reason I don't know if it was uh incentives in his contract. He wasn't feeling good about himself. He wasn't feeling good about the way that. Ross was managing. He didn't like the way Jeff McDougal was feeling who the hell knows but that was just odd way to bail on a team at time where the door is open for all sorts of communication and acceptance of the decision, and he chose to to move the other way from that I I don't get that. All right did you and I talked early Monday morning we're awaiting the word on how many positive tests the Saint Louis Cardinals having their most recent wave of testing Over the weekend he talked with raw Manfred, the baseball commissioner, his response to you certainly got a lot of play all around the sport How would you describe where we are in whether or not? We continue the two thousand and twenty season moving forward. Well look I I think one of the one of the responses that I saw often to his his comment and it literally was was quoted directly and that was the extent of what he wanted to say on the subject You know the response of it's always about the players. It's always about the players wise it only on the players and it's not on. Blah. Blah Blah right now it is on the players and the organizations there really is there is no other way I think to look at it if you adhere to the protocols, all of them. You will have in my opinion this is not his opinion my opinion minimize the risk I I think you look at your own family and you recognize if you walk into a store or if you decide to go to a restaurant, you are increasing the risk of getting sick to me these players and these organizations have put themselves in positions to succeed the bubble quality of life that they live as bad as it may be in their opinion or as good as it may be in the opinion of many hotel five star rating great food you're taking to, and from your tested all the time you have if you adhere to those. For six days or however long be postseason goes. You have really minimize the chance of getting getting the virus and subsequently spreading it, and if you don't, and again there are rumors about behaviors on different teams, which certainly would lead you to be like, why are you doing? Why would you even open that box up? Why are you subjecting yourself to a restaurant to a bar to whatever it may be when you know when you literally no, you stick your foot. If you stick your finger next to that fire on the stove, it's GONNA burn. Yeah. But I bet it's not gonNA burn me so bad. So I'm going to try it like. Is Zero tolerance for not abiding by the protocols and it is it is one of these situations where if you don't abide by them. Going to get burned like there is no grey, you're GonNa get burned and I understand the the strain on the patience of individuals and how much it may suck relative to what you're used to. But if you want to continue to play, there is only one way to do it. You know there's there's no gray area here it's black and white, and it's as simple as that and I think he's frustrated in some of the behaviors indicate you're living in the gray you don't really WanNa. You don't really want to abide by the protocols hundred percent. Along those lines and Carl do you think you'll be some sort of a change because of course, all of this is happening in concert with the players. Association. You think there might be some sort of a change where they say, you know what if we're going to try to make this work? We got to have everyone on board Do you think there? Might be some kind of agreement where are the the players Association agrees some sort of penalty or some some way to deal with these situations where if you know if a team, for example, Major League baseball finds out that player x was out in a restaurant someplace that they would say, okay, we got word that you're off the field you're putting everybody else at risk. But I think the I think the first episode taken when you have a compliance officer assigned to every team I I I think the ideas you now have a hall monitor which we didn't have before, and now the hall monitor sees Johnny Walk Down The hall when he should well, Johnny can get in trouble for that. So I think that is the first step to what you are alluding to, which is we have to have some type of accountability and responsibility on the individual, and if they break, there has to be some type of punishment because you are not jeopardizing only your. Health you're jeopardizing your teammates you'll get producing the other team you're playing and you're ultimately you're jeopardizing discovered the problem with what we're talking about here is it's not golf or tennis. This is not individual sports you you know you you could have curious decided not to play in a championship. This summer is a tennis player. The tennis tournament still goes on you know you have player x in fact, Clare Y on his own team they go play another team will exit why have just infected Z. and he's infected ABC and his own team. So you understand that it's not it's not A. Rocket Science to understand the domino effect of this i. do think that there should be some responsibility and accountability and subsequent punishment. If you ignore it, you're literally thumbing your nose at what you know has a I don't know what the percentage is but a real high percentage chance of succeeding and and you've you've university unilaterally made the decision but I think my way, it's GonNa work too. So I'm going to go get You know a a a steak dinner at this restaurant no last like nope we lose. Last, one for you Carl. Just. Based on your conversation with Manfred who is the one person power to shut this down? How close is who is breaking point? Well his I think he's breaking point of, and again, I'm speaking for him I'm not a my is that his breaking point is the frustration in the behavior of the player and I I don't think that he looks at this in a vacuum and says it's only the players that have that have sort of been nest messed this up here I think at this stage of where we're. At it's now on the player and the organization does there's a lot more that major league baseball in concert with the players association can do to ensure that their players are safe. I think now that you have the rules you as the player and you as the organization have to make sure that the rules and protocols are followed I it's not as if Major League baseball can. Can Do that you have to do that as an individual as a team as an organization. I think his frustration and is tipping point will come when he hears more and more that this team didn't listen a player was out there or three guys were seen at a nightclub whatever it may be. That to me indicates you know what? You're not taking it serious. You're you're you're not paying as much attention as you need to We we we will and should shut it down I if I were in that position and I were getting reports and I'm not saying he is but if I were getting reports, Hey, did you know that so and so was out last night? Hey, I just saw here's pictures of these three guys walk into a restaurant I would I would drive myself nuts wait a minute. What happened to we wanted to play more than sixty games how would we play more than sixty games and and behavior like this is going on like they're they're contradictory behaviors. So adhere to all the rules and protocols is as difficult. It may be on your life or don't and have the season wiped out and pay stops, and there's no baseball. Either got to be all in or are you going to be all out what it really comes to? Exactly. All right, Carl, good to talk with you. Thanks for doing this. Buster. 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So of course, this morning as I was prepping for the show, I thought of you with everything that happened with this yesterday and I mentioned to Carl ravitch that it was striking how longtime mets beat writers were talking about even within the mets realm of dysfunction. This was one of the most dysfunctional moments I'll let you rank that like when you think back at the mets history, what would be the height of dysfunction I have an opinion on it actually think it's the wild boar story involving cesspit is that would be the most mets thing ever what about for you? Yeah I you know it's a good question certainly felt certainly felt like it was on the list there and I definitely remember where I was sitting when the wild boar thing happened and it's definitely one of those moments that I remember you remember hearing the report you remember learning what happened and that's just so memorable because it was so fascinating I think yesterday was a little different because I mean when we first got that statement I, I was very concerned you know and. I think obviously that's part of it is the way that it was handled. There was initially a lot of concern for I think suspect as well being, and then it turned out that that wasn't a concern that wasn't what was going on. So I think it was just different different kinds of emotions but ultimately, you know wish the player well, you know obviously and you can't fall any of these guys for doing this but the way played out was certainly certainly something certainly different. Yet. There are a lot of people on the game. We're wondering why the match new. For resolution before putting out this statement because you and I both know there have been plenty of games that have started when the media was not aware that player x was at the Ballpark or not at the ballpark. and they could have gotten a full resolution of it before they put out that statement but. That's the mets. All right. Let's play the numbers game number one actually go number three Taylor Oh. Damn. I'm new to the numbers game. This is the first the second time played so okay. Number three. Number three is seven in one. So after that win last night being user now, seven one, this season, which is tied for their best eight-game start in franchise history, and because of the because they're the Yankees, they've done it a bunch before they did it in two, thousand, three, two, thousand, and two, nine, hundred, ninety, nine, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, nine, hundred, Fifty, eight, nine, hundred, fifty, six, nineteen, forty, nine, in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, three, they went onto win the world series in four. Of those seasons, which is obviously the next question you should be asking their and looking ahead to tonight and to future games, they only made it to eight and one in two, thousand, three in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight. So if they win again tonight, it would be a much smaller tie there and the Yankees have just looked absolutely unstoppable even Paxon's lawsuit down again last night all of these other things it does not matter because of the guy we're going to get to and number two. Number two. So number two is five Aaron judge has now homered in five straight games, which is by far at this point, the longest stretch of his career and the longest by a Yankee, since Alex Rodriguez in two, thousand seven and the only Yankees players to homer and more than five straight games are Lou Gehrig in one, thousand, nine, thirty one who homered in straight Roger Marris in nine. Hundred, sixty one also in sixth straight and Don Mattingly in nineteen, eighty, seven with eight straight which of course is tied for the Major League record and his second home run last night went four, hundred, Sixty, eight feet and I think the most fun thing about that is that solely his sixth longest home run one, hundred, sixty feet sounds like a long way but Aaron judge that's only six was. Number One. Number one is nine. So Tyler. After the Tigers yesterday struck out nine batters Interro time the American League record, which was set by Doug fister also tiger and just one shy of tying Tom seaver overall record of Ten Straits. Alexander said a record for consecutive strikeouts in relief. He did not start the game with this was not the starter this with someone pitching in relief and I think this is a lot of fun looks into the consecutive strikeout guys last night of bunch the first pitcher to strike out nine in a row, which was the record until nineteen seventy-one saver. said it at Ted was Mickey Welton. Four and it wasn't actually officially recognized until the forties because the knife batter, it was passed ball. So as dropped third strike and because of that in the eighteen hundreds, they weren't sure if that was going to count adds a strike out even though we know that it does. So because of that it, it's this incredible record from ninety four, but it wasn't even really recognized until the nineteen forties. So you know Tyler Alexander. Tigers in those doubleheaders the seven inning doubleheaders in the second game just get him. So they're nine straight breakouts. lorettes insure that Detroit Tigers in the Baltimore Oriels off to surprisingly good starts in his incredibly small sample of games that we've seen what? Give me the name of a contending team that you feel like that going into this season we thought would be pretty good and now you're kind of thinking they might be in trouble. Well, I'm concerned about the raise I mean they're only four sex a that even that kind of deficit at this point is very much. You know easy to overcome. They just got swept by the Orioles. Their offense has not looked great and it really didn't look great against the Orioles, and we know what the Orioles pitching did last year giving up the most home. Runs in major league history and the players are pretty much the same aside from the opening day starter fill in and I don't know I think that they're only plus to render frontal right now i. think we all expected that pitching to be outstanding and the offense to really crushing. We haven't quite seen it yet. So a lot of people are picking them as a world series team and I think that was a lot of fun I think it would be great to see that but they they need to get it together all but to get their. All right sir. Good to talk to you. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for having me about Sir. Bleacher tweets. Already Buster bleacher tweets four Mundy. We have a lot of mets intrigue here has we've talked about throughout this podcast. Kyle is up I he writes in where does the latest chapter of the suspect it's messed mets saga fall on the all time list of most mets being ever Sarah Lang's answered that question you alluded your answer what do you think? Yeah in Kyle betting in his question you mentioned the wild boar episode as well. That's the number one like when you have a star player get injured with a confrontation with a wild boar and we never really have gotten full details on that and of course, none of the details have been confirmed who knows what happen but that was the most story ever. Justin Simmons at Justin Lance Sim Rights in. Hey Buster when is the last time a trade or free agent signing worked out for the mets Shirley. We don't have to go back to Beltran or effort dewey hitters bullpen starters they seem to have zero luck. look they made the world series in two, thousand fifteen. So they they've done some things well but. In the Last Two Years Since Brody Bandwagon and took over You know I said at the time I thought it was a mistake to hire someone who didn't have practical experience in that job the signing of Gel owlry the Robinson canot trade where we are with Edwin. D. As we haven't even gotten into that today and how much he struggled everything was cesspit is it's ugly. Our Dr Guy. Reggie at baseball NERD. Oh, seven rates in buster. Is this the day Otani became a hitter only? No. I don't think so I think the Billy Ler, who's the general manager? The angels for now has a lot of I think feeling a personal obligation to follow through with Otani who had choices about where it could go in terms of Otani following dream being both a pitcher and a hitter, and I hope that what they find when they do them are is that he had scar tissue break or something that is typical for pitchers coming back from. Tommy John. Corey, Rupert writes in if a player becomes symptomatic on the road like vodka did this weekend what's the protocol for returning that player to their home city? I've heard stories about teams basically putting a player in a car and sending them back. That sort of thing driving all the way back they. I. Don't think they. They fly them You know we got the story from Jesse Rogers, the other day about how some of those Marlins who tested positive basically put on buses and driven back from what were they Philadelphia Philadelphia all the way down to all the way back home to Miami. Think about that. That's a tough bus right of shame there. Yup. Last one for today Tommy Egan, writes in high buster do teams and or Major League Baseball have staff rounding up historic slash milestone items like baseballs, bats, and gear as a normal years. Are they considered essential staff and travel with the team or stay on the home? Ballpark? No, they wouldn't travel someone just to collect baseballs, milestones. That sort of thing I did notice last night and we came up during our broadcast one Aaron judge had his first home run. We were talking about boy could I walk over as a sideline reporter and just go pick up that baseball it because it's empty and we got word no, you're you're not to go and be picking a baseball in his stance and then I was watching and there were there was some Yankees attendant after home runs going up and picking up the baseball's got it. Yeah. That's a hard now has shy bleacher tweets on twitter. Thanks for right in everyone. Shout out to my guy. Who will be back with you tomorrow for doing an excellent job filling in last week. And before we go want to tell you today on espn daily hockey is back your breakdown of all the NHL Action and why it's all happening north of the border that's ESPN daily subscribe wherever you get your podcast That's it for today. My thanks to Sarah to Carl and detailer have a great day everybody stay safe and remember hate inequality based on skin color is something we must fight against every single day. 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"HE'S NO SPANISH. He Focus Baseball. Podcast here your hosts Tristan Cock Roth and Eric caravel walk into fantasy. Focus Baseball beautiful Monday morning. Really Is March ninth twenty twenty sunny and warm outside. I love it could be like this all year round. That'd be awesome. He is Global Fantasy. Champion Tristan enriching. All of your fantasy live with advice in singing to make you a champion pushing all the right. Buttons are researcher producer and friend. Kyle soppy. I'm Eric. Someone has to read stuff on today's show. Is We start our Monday Thursday schedule for the next six plus months more injuries more news more hashbrowns more fun but no coughing tristen? Good weekend. Everybody happy sweat. I thought my mind for a song but it's just too. It's too ambitious. Save Save that voice. Oh God Yeah No. I was going to do a little when when I'm sixty four but when it when it's sixty four since the high outside for me today it's a bright and sunny day. I'M GONNA go for a run after the show. I know you're not I am. I know you're not you're going to your hammock. No it's not out on you. Had yesterday it was a Beautiful Day. Actes yesterday softball. I saw practice of the year picked up a softball like six months at a little bit. Sore gotTa Admit Little Bit Sore. Oh boy but I'll be ready happens when you turn twenty nine. I've heard you know like the big twenty nine like your body. Just doesn't react the way it used to all right. That's enough of this stuff. I mean Kyle's eighteen so he's far so far away from dealing with physical ailments and things like that Kyle no eighteen finally. Yeah you know big one for me about time. Let's buzzfeed baby another show. Another Yankee Injury Tristan you for the Yankees. Basically we should fade. The entire team drafts and auctions because anybody on that club is going to get hurt. I mean we'll do an update on judge and stand in a minute maybe packs. I don't know who else but Gary Sanchez. Who I'm fading anyway. And this'll be do not draft article at some point when they post it but essentially like if I think you're GonNa hit twenty or two thirty. Which seems likely for several players? I just don't want you on my team. I mean maybe round like a couple rounds after where you're going you know if I can help if I can deal with the batting average. But if you're a guy who definitely not gonna hit forever's have a hard time taking you in the first five or six rounds which you probably figure out who I'm talking about. My do not draft was Gary. Sanchez is one of these guys. And they don't have to take them to like nine or ten most leagues but this is a back injury for Catcher who who always seems to hit for a low average as it is. Yeah he certainly does. But he is the best power source of anti catcher out there There are some who compete with him for that but I do think he grades in terms of the raw power. The best position injury bothers me. I don't want to deal with question marks in terms of playing time from my catcher spot. So yeah I'm with you. I'm moving him down and in our game where it's one catcher. It's ten teams for the standard. There's so much richness of talent at the end of your draft that position. I mean I'm I'm writing about three or four different names that I would be happy to take with my last round pick and putting the catcher. I probably feel better about that group than I did. Either of the pets do seasons so I spend that seventh eighth round draft pick which might be what it takes to get Gary Sanchez. Unless you're in a to catch league and even there I hesitate to make him one of my first seven or eight picks catches. There are such a poor investments. They don't play one hundred and fifty games like mostly everybody else they go through more streaks. Because you know you take a foul ball if your your thumb or something your knees hurt. I mean I secured. Jt Real Muto and labor. And I felt okay because of the price but I wouldn't have gone much higher and you're you're right and ESPN league. I wait till the end. And there's a myriad players a sitting there and round twenty-three Yadi Molina Christian Vasquez Robinson Chirinos. Who is seventeen numbers every year? Sean Murphy the rookie. I'm one of is so I'm not going anywhere near Sanchez. N. Espn League. I won't go near Rome. Utah or Grindal or Mitch Garber. Either I just think they're poor. Investments would argue that those players. You name probably aren't even GonNa be there at the last pick end. That still doesn't bother me. There will probably be some people in standard draft who drafted names. You just said too soon and even then it's not a problem look down lower you see names like Carson Kelly Sean. Murphy's out there I actually Medani Johnson believer if you have to dig really deep or if you're in a twelve to fifteen league. I don't think it's a problem. Take a young upside guy or stream. It is being facetious about ignoring all Yankees. But what's your update on judge and stand. We've updated the last show and I think I don't know who was more cautious between you and me. It doesn't matter. I'm not getting these guys. I don't want them. I mean I'm not sure. Chant Judge Moore. Stan plays more than one hundred twenty games this season. There wasn't update on judge. It's a broken rib right which happened like six months ago. Nobody dealt with it. I'm not sure how that could even happen. But oh it happens and that in itself part of the problem here what is the problem is it is it. Well let's say eight recurrence of the same injury you know how that goes. I do not like having something ties. To the previous year. Lingering into the next especially. If it's something that could have been addressed during the off season. He comes in now and we're right back where we were because we could be going in the case of a setback right to the beginning of his timetable. And that's months not weeks you can use to find your voice here you know this is bad and you know this is going to linger and you know you don't want to deal with so linger yeah sing more psat hearing on a lot and you know I have. I have such an appreciation for the cranberries at this point like I've started hearing the more often. I gotta play them more often. When I'm writing it it'll it'll inspire me while you wait till after the show to play some more because we can't do it now man while I just sang a little bit for it all right any other. Yang here okay. So let's put a comfort. Level is price on these two albums. Seventeen before the weekend news. That was our adjustment after Thursday's show where are you at fifty and I thought I'd still too early. Stanton as a top hundred stands. Actually the ones GONNA play. Well how you might have jinxed it but yeah I see your point at least working his way back. Yeah now and Paxton. I've been fading in all drafts. If you're already hurt with something that I think linger all season long anyway any anything that people can talk of the Yankees is GonNa play a lot. Nobody's even drafting him in. Espn leagues. I got him an recently a late. I'm thinking what did you last. Season was pretty legit. He might be one of the players who of the baseball changes. There's guys who are so layer. Maybe or Martavis. Actually Todd Zola and his recent article said solar is not one of those guys. Martinez read the rest of the article. But I don't know it seems like Taco came out of nowhere but I could see him doing something like that again anyway. Talking to the Yankee Baseball Pocket. It makes when you talk about players like this. The Keller of whom were all within the top hundred players a month ago. I don't think any of them are in the top. One hundred players in drafts now which says a lot about this teams. I want to move Sanchez Gary Sanchez. Out of my top. Five catchers I do. That's what I want to do then you should do it. It is hard to make the case that take him out of the top five based on what I said before about the power potential. I mean to do that. You're pushing a Salvador Perez or a will Smith or. I don't want to do that. I don't want to do that at and this is where it comes down to. When you say he's outside your top five. Is it that you put him right next to those names? I just mentioned as your fifth catcher. I think that impact what I'm going to do is leave him as my number three catch. Remove them from like pick to pick one forty. Because I just don't want players like that. You can figure out to yourselves the players who are low batting average guys. I just have a hard time like hurting myself in the category so early on a draft and I won't do it moving on Willie Calhoun. I know he's one of your favorites. Texas Rangers left fielder. He won't be playing for awhile. And Erin Julio Aureus pitch hit him in. The jaw fractured it. I haven't heard an update on how long you'll miss. But this bodes well for Nick. Zolak playing now. I think he was going to anyway but they can just dump Zolak in left field and can't hurt them too much defensively. What's your thoughts? Willie Calhoun Aziz. Is He still draftable on? Espn league if you have to wait a month or is he. Not because I how is it going to be any way? Statistically I think he was going to be relatively special and the hesitations are related to the injuries and not necessarily this one but the past history of it the other was. He's been a little bit variable in terms of power year over year since he came to the Rangers Organization but I liked the Combo of contact good plate discipline and pop and that ballpark being one. That while not quite the I'm GonNa get this wrong. Every time globe life park versus globe life field. You could not get more confusing more confusing Texas rangers and naming ballparks. I think it's going to be a fairly hitting friendly new park. I don't think the wind currents are going to be quite the same so it's not going to be as extreme and that's going to suit. Calhoun. I don't know if he's going to miss a substantial amount of time. I I guess I would estimate misses half to all of April and not more than that so I'm still on board. But when he's not ready for opening day he's probably not going to be on the opening day lineup and as you mentioned Sollac is perfectly capable of taking an everyday job and if he performs then Calhoun doesn't have a path to playing time trained the very good orioles hit or maybe they're only one is set for non baseball surgery. I've not heard what it is yet. But we hope for the best for him. I and I fancy values second obviously fade them a little bit here so probably miss some or all of April A lot longer. I know what the illness or injury is. Hopefully it's not a worst case. Scenario HIM GETTING A. We don't know anything about what's going on. But him getting better and US wishing him. The best is the top priority here. I don't think even fantasy comes into the conversation but I'm concerned and from a draft perspective it does have an impact on our plants oils. You want you got me thinking. Chris Davis I the first Baseman of the orioles sowed a decent spring. So far more walks than strikeouts lest they checked. Power looks back. Would you take a minute? Espn draft? Because I think people are talking about that. I mean nobody's talking about Anthony Santana or Rinaldo Nunez. I think Christine is because you know we've seen him hit. Fifty home runs in a season before we know what he's capable of. He has these skills. Where'd you draft him now in shallowly like an ESPN or not talking about deeply? Obviously you'll spend a buck or two and in Labor Tout. But even there he didn't go for bucket was a first round reserve picking Labor which surprised me a little bit. Yeah he was the guy I wanted in my in the draft. I actually wanted him as a one dollar player and I didn't have the position form at the end of the auction. IN ESPN standard. I don't think he quite gets there now. If he continues the spring the way he's hitting then yeah he becomes a discussion point for around twenty three to twenty six pick You've got to have a pretty sound group of batting average guys on your team already in order to even take this chance. But I don't have a problem with going with a gut pick as your last option if you know you're gonna cut that player if there's problems in April anyway. I am orioles. The Orioles that I think are in the. Espn conversation are rain out to Nunez doesn't get enough credit for what he's done he's GonNa play. He put up some pretty decent numbers not a lot of upside but a solid late. Rounder Austin Hayes. Could be an upside play if you want to deal with the injury risk for him. I know there's a little bit of John. Means and the stuff that he has some positive signs about during spring training so far but otherwise now. This is not a lot here. Are The guys in the news? Lazard of Oakland looks like a really good pitcher. I don't know how many innings you'll get the season but he did strike out eight of the thirteen manners. Defaced on Saturday. I didn't look to see who those players were. They might have been single eight players or maybe can't tell from their major league roster but how much does a hype train? Move you on play on pitchers who are young. But you don't know like the wh- we always talk about their innings limits. But I think in the rotation as opposed puck. Who's injured right now but like do you move guys up based on stuff like this or no I do. Yes because in these cases there players who had questions about workload in the first place and I always want the guy in the situation who's going to be in the opening day rotation because teams tend to find that their best arms are going to be the ones they re relying very heavily and then they deal with the workload question. Later in the year Chris Paddock being an excellent example of this. You want the guys who are going to contribute right at the start and even if you just get a half year's worth of elite production out of them and then you gotta try to deal with shopping them later or finding guys to plug in around them. I want to be on board and I am very much on board with Lazardo. I'm also pretty on board with. Aj puck these are two. I was very disappointed not to get in labor. I just didn't have the funds of time but I I like what they could potentially do. I have a twelve team keeper deadline. Coming up this week and I'm going to have to keep mike fires that's not good. You don't have an alternative No I don't see one. I can trade for one traded draft pick one. That'd be easy enough to do. I don't have this was a team. I took over on my team. There was a dispersal draft. I have a lot of offense but I didn't get a whole lot of starting pitching burritos. And that's it Fires Versus Mitch? Keller but there's no bench Keller Ban you know I I would love to keep Mitch Keller and I drafted him in this dispersal over fires but this comes down to a strategy in an ESPN standard. What a three-man bench all right. I in fact no I wouldn't even bother to draft the other one there but in a deeper league. I I'll be more likely to take Keller than fires using these guys as examples and this is the league where you don't have the option of removing the player is nope you've got to be voted on your list or something like that so long as he's pitching you have to have that correct. Yeah it's hard to get rid of them so I think I'm going to let go and I might we draft him but I might not. Fires is average fine number. Fifty starting pitchers something like that. But you have to make decisions like I have another keeper league. Where deadline was last night and people were floating out some pretty big names to try to get a high draft pick or a two for one trade and I thought well my last keeper is pretty. Good is the upgrade enough. Like if I'm keeping Zach Rinky is one of the keepers and somebody's offering Walker Bueller but the cost is high rather just keep cranky cranky. Maybe it'll be the number ten starting pitcher whereas Bueller number five. It's not enough of a difference to me so every leaves a little bit different so cooking on that one philosophically philosophically speaking. Because I run to this a lot of my keeper leagues two for one trades or attempts to get draft picks for the guys in the back of your keeper list in the longest league. I have these are failures. Right from the start as strategies. Do you do you think there's anything to pursuing a two for one is there is there? Is there an opportunity to be gain here by those offers? Which side if. I'm the one that I'm asking you to marginal keepers Walker Bueller and they're not going to get that trade. I'm talking you'd probably have to be on the other side. You see I wanNA give you two for your one or I want a draft. Pick from you for this guy. I almost always want the best player in the deal when it comes to keepers. I think people need to get more creative with their keeper deadline. Offers I just. I don't like just upgrading. And my last keeper paying a high price to do so we we have in this keeper league. I mean I. I can't tell you how many times I'll get the group email where it's eight names. And they're all in competition for that person's last two spots are available for a draft pick. Yeah getting that my leagues too and I'm laughing at them and thinking I don't want any part of this and I would never send an email like the you'd never see me. That's the thing like you're you're not gonNA get anywhere unless you're doing. You're reaching out to a specific person because you see an opportunity for them and for you. You're not gonNA get anywhere with that kind of trade offer. Nobody wants to make a marginal improvement via trade. And give up something. That's like a draft pick. That's locked in. That's a loss that's lost value. Nobody wants to do for an incremental upgrade. Well let's let's go into draft strategy now so ESPN leagues are ten teams standard points. Actually or are they wrote. Oh head standard is actually categorical. Head to head. But but it's a pretty even split between the three big and points is very popular and points is very different than is definitely very different you look at. Aj Massa's rankings. They're very different than ours. Not right or wrong just very different. Ours will be very similar because the only difference that I have with yours is. Is that the guys we mentioned before about. Lozada's and pucks that if Chris Paddock has a workload question late that's a problem in head to head format. I just copy yours because you in leagues but nobody. There is figured out that I'm doing that can influence where you put your Yankees. Let's get you to be a Yankee I need you to resend your your xl. To me today so I can just use it as mind. That will take care of that. So here's what I'm reading average-sized rotor liter. Twelve teams versus average size head to head lead which structured. You like a little bit more. Which real more comfortable with which one what's a different strategy there for an average size roe versus advertise head to head? Which do I feel more comfortable with? Its rodeo I I am not comfortable with the head to head just because well I mean I'm fine with it personally but I don't like it as much because I feel like what happens. You spend all this time qualifying for your playoffs and then a lot of crazy things happen late in the season where you're the person who gets the two or three lucky streamers that week of your playoff matchup is going to win the League so. I don't think it's representative of who did the most as well as row. Does I think Rodeo rewards the people who built a full year team a lot more effectively. I personally love points. I personally love points leagues. I'm probably strongest points leagues in terms of the performance. And that's really just going back to my longtime home league where you know. We don't penalize for strikeouts but I'm constantly into the the calculations exploiting the the little rules loopholes relating to speedsters starting pitchers who qualifies relievers and vice versa. There's a lot of little you know twists and turns and appoints league. That's not present in Rota. Putting a category more likely to do it in a head to head a road or neither. I am more likely to do it in the yearly traditional Rodeo and it's got to be a deeper league and it has to be because you have an angle draft poll so for example the most notable punting year I did was Intel wars the final year that you they used batting average the traditional five by five the last year they used it. I saw an opportunity batting. Averages across the League were down. That's the only reason I wanted that category. I would think it'd be the opposite because I had to head. You know if you have to if you can win like six to three. Every six to four plan saves the do so. I think that would be something you would consider their possible depending on where I'm at for the win I wouldn't do. It is at draft strategy. All right let's talk deeper. Leagues now could be row the you and I are in obviously deeper leagues. Fourteen plus teams. How much do you like have to get stolen bases earlier? You have to get one of the top closers or you're concerned that does not enough outfielders starting pitching in a deeper league. How Does Your Strategy Change Journal? I I try to resist having to do anything because I think it really limits your options at the draft table but the deeper the league the more. I am worried about the stolen base. Don't Eric I'm like you. I don't like getting these one category speedsters. I don't like investing them. Even in a rotisserie league I want to get players. Who Do lots of things? I'd rather get five or six players. Who are going to kill me. Fifteen bases then spend the guy who's giving me forty and absolutely nothing else. I'm notorious for being anti Adalberto modesty. I just don't want to deal with the risk in the variants of his projection. I just don't WANNA deal with. I think modesty my lead my do not draft list right now. I. He's not playing early April clearly. The van wagon always see if he was healthy be different his value might still be too high but he might be going to high and dress what. I mean to say value. But he's not playing yet and anybody with an injury like that to his shoulder a recurrence of an injury and we think. Oh he'll just miss a couple of weeks. It's not like Jason Schmitt situation. It's not like Mike Clovinger. This season monitoring serious time here and they have another shortstop a young one Nikki Lopez so I I am fading modesty and when it comes to steal I think more likely a pun steals than saves now. Because you told me this is fair. Saves come into the League all the time you know bad closes bad teams to who knows what the giants for the Marlins are going to be able to. A carousel in a minute saves you're not coming into the league. Nobody's just like popping up on the radar in June stealing tons of basis. Yes John Birdie is a very rare case of a Guy. Last year just came out of nowhere and sort of started stealing basis but saves are coming from everywhere. Yeah and I mean the best example of this one is a couple weeks ago where I said the Garrett Hamson was my sneaky forty steals guy anymore. You're not you're not getting him at the price goes for and he's not doing that now. He butt-black says Ryan McMahon's playing every single. Dad said I know but my point being that steel sleepers are. They don't exist. A guy like that is still being drafted as a top two hundred player even with the questions about playing time so it just demonstrates that even the players we consider speeds sleepers. They're gonNA cost you a premium. Let's talk auctions you can do that at ESPN as well. What's your general strategy? Espn auction I used to be made a detailed auction. Cheap price every player based on your own projections and then gopher nothing but value. Try to keep everybody beneath the projected values that you had there. And you'll clean up with bargains especially mid and late into the auctions. I will say that nowadays. I do try to get aggressive with getting three to five building block type players. They usually will give me a good foundation of stolen bases. They're going to be the types who have twenty twenty potential especially Austin Meadows is a great example of this. I think he can contribute some steals and has some great upside both in batting average home runs. So I'm GonNa try to secure players like that early and then I'm GonNa go bargain shopping in the latter half. It's what I did in the Labor. Are you more likely to nominate players? Do want or you don't want. I'm actually more likely to nominate the players. I do want nowadays I try to scatter this around I try to make it completely transparent that I'm nominating player. I don't want usually all nominate players that I'm comfortable with buying and I'm trying to avoid entirely the ones that I don't want I find that those are not the ones that people are going to bid up and kinda drain their budgets on. They're going to see them as you know park in types anyway so. I'm not prepared to that player. I'm not going to throw them out there in labor last week I was more likely early on to nominee players. Didn't want with Spain that like the end of a tear but end in the middle. I did want and sometimes making it a little too obvious that I wanted them. Somebody was eight zero nine. I was like I wanted to be in on this I. It was pretty obvious who I wanted but everybody in. That room is a veteran veteran expert analysts. So it's like nobody was going after me so it was okay to make sure I got like real muto I I was willing to go twenty twenty one and just stopped and I was like. Oh you know. I would have gone to twenty-five on them so and there were other players like I didn't want the price was so good I just ended up with them. You know I can Harrison Baiter but he stopped at like nine. I was like okay and I think in your case. The the only thing that wouldn't do is I try not to make the aggressive bid and only do that on the players that I really wanted that people can tell that it's your Taliban. I tried to do that in players even that. I don't like their occasional times. We're on note down on a sheet. This player is a twenty dollar player. We're starting the bidding at thirteen dollars. Jump in right away with fourteen to make it look like I'm interested and hope that carries the bids elsewhere. You gotTa vary it up a lot. If you stick to one specific method of nominations or bids people are going to figure out you out quickly and as you said. It was a of people who are experienced players. 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B. for ten dollars off your first purchase carousel trust and we should do a carousel and every show people love the closer so much so briefly. I'm going to ask you about a team. Give you thirty seconds. Who's the closer right? Now we start with the Miami. Marlins heck of I know who that's going to be the full year. I think it's GonNa be Brain Kinzler at least initially but you and I have mentioned before that. He's not pitching particularly effectively. This spring so far. Could somebody like Ryan standing involved? We've seen past years. Were Adam. Conley was a candidate for them. I'm going to steer clear of Miami wrong. It's Ryan Stanek next up San Francisco giants who he is like here. I mean the walk. I like it. I think it's only watch him but he hasn't pitched yet right or something. So and Sean Anderson's giving up like nine runs in two innings as a starter. So it's not him you know could be trevor. Got What do you think is it tyler? Rogers might be. It could be any of these. I think that Watson is the wisest of investments. But don't ignore Rogers. There's going to be somebody who sneaks into this mix. How confusing would it be? If there's a tyler rogers in a Taylor. Rogers closing for separate teams. Aren't they related? I don't know I think I'm going to find out now. I think you should yep. Of course I have one more team they ask you three per I show Your Baltimore. Orioles my Baltimore Orioles. Do you know what team I root for here. I thought it was a mess. They are by the way their twitter. They're identical mirror image twin brothers. Wow and one of them throws left hand. I saw that story somewhere right. No I'm serious Taylor Taylor of Minnesota de Tyler is like the submariner Radi. Wow that is interesting though not identical. Well he's a mere image twin right here trust everything. That wikipedia says the same. But they don't throw the same so I looked up past season Sir and the Orioles are going to be bad and the last time the orioles had a guy with at least twice as Zach Britton like four seasons ago so why I draft Hunter Harvey I mean. Maybe he's got the best stuff he's a rookie. May probably better than Michael Givens. You might be better than the him but the point is like the orioles are going to lose. One Hundred Games certainly seemed like they're going to why would I want their closer because studies show? It's hard to get a lot of saves out of really bad teams and the Orioles haven't had anybody twenty since like sixteen right the really really bad teams which means going beyond one hundred losses that does suppress save totals especially if in this age of bullpens by committee Why do you want Harvey just because as you mentioned? He's got the most intriguing stuff of the bunch. Although we did watch it was It was ten Scott who hit one hundred and one on the radar and we went through. Wasn't it yeah so I think they could mix and match a little bit and you could squeeze a little value at a him. I think there will be days. That does get a save here or there. They had Sean Armstrong who you know. That's basically just a manager saying oh he has closer stuff and everybody's running with it. It seems a little ridiculous to me. I don't know that people are drafting that way. But you're right. I think that that's that's where that's where we're headed as long as that's not drafting him in the top. I'd say three and fifty overall players. I'm okay with it. But once he gets in that level of play that funky music soppy boy sung that. I don't think I want it never music. You want exactly job what Sure we have lots of questions today. What I question is Taylor and Tyler Raj like what is the parental discretion there that goes naming twins that close. I like that really. Yeah why George Foreman with a name the George. Are we modeling parenting behaviors after George Foreman? Here I don't think you can like Ra parents for how they name their children. Why make it that close? You're asking them to get confused. Taught confusing. You think. That's confusing. How the doors okay. I'm not again. I'm not saying that they have both route. Ned that's both to twenty every year but I don't know I think that's cool. Actually I'm out on name your brother and sister whatever identical if you have an announcement to tell us here on this show. Oh my goodness Tristan happening. He's eighteen. No one swinstead skips a generation if your who is mirror image twins and you name them the same backwards backwards forwards name so you got the name of Mike Hanna Hanna. So it'd be let's see. Taylor would be Raleigh at Raleigh Hitler all yet that makes sense to me the left Israel yet from now on. Now you're wasting time all right. Jack got a question he wants to know in the raise outfield. If there's anybody of value other than Austin Meadows In the AL fuel. Anybody other than that well. It looks like they're gonNA platoon in center. Which is a little bit annoying but smart right because it seems odd that they would have shut considering. One of them is one of the broke and hit left. He's at all in the can't hear righty so that seems like a natural platoon to me. There mere image outfielder platoon. Well wonders never cease. Who's playing left? Renfro is he no. Yeah I think so the majority of the time. Who's your other candidate? I don't know I'm trying to figure it out right now. I mean they have so many names. I mean it's a place somewhere right but I don't know where so third or Baeza is really going to play third base. Well that's the thing third basis the very uncertain position for the race because to go has been getting time there. You've Gandhi as and you have nate. Lo Who's been dabbling playing third base and I don't think any of them are capable defensively playing there every day. I mean obviously when I said left and right you meadows a play. Africa's renfrew has got the cannon. He'll play right. I just don't know of rent frozen everyday player either so go complain Da. I don't know they have so many names here on their bench. View like Jose Martinez is a guy. Who's got a play? I assume he'll be platooning with somebody maybe to go. Maybe Jimmy and troy where like. I think it's hard to expect anyone on the raise get. Does anyone on the raise bat. More than six hundred times meadows will if health healthy. Yeah which has been an issue for him. I think that's the only obstacle to him batting. Six hundred plus do their best player and he. He's got a play every day. He's a he's the only one who I think is written in. And I don't know what the lineup is. Is Brandon at the top of the order ADAMAS and a lot of questions with team. Whose leadoff hitter is it Lau That is a good question. I mean I suppose he's and then we got the Blake's now questions. The wonder Franco questioned even by drafting him. In a in a redraft. Who's there? Closer man is a lot of questions on the race trying to dig up what their last lineup with any who it seems like the rays were talking about a lot in March because there's a lot of uncertainty. Yeah but okay so. Let's contrast them against the team. We mentioned before the Orioles and their offense is that well I mean the value points for the rays are obviously higher than the orioles but there are also an uncertain playing time situation. I find on the whole the raise a lot more interesting. Almost every single name in this roster I find them very interesting players because of the way the raise approach things and that is that they maximize their matchups. Dom leads the team and played appearances. Because I can see that I don't see one or are you in Dallas. I really I feel like that was a good year but to fifty fifteen. Eighteen home runs doesn't really run back to the little bottom line up most of the time so I'm not really in on it. But he's a you know like I had get man I haven't really been targeting shortstops in a lot of leagues. There was a recent draft. I guess my scoresheet league. I had to take Freddie Galvez. I just need playing time. At that point. There was another league where I think I took a damage but it was late and there weren't a lot of options I it was like a glaciologist. Was out there and like guys like Didi. Were all gone long. Gone you know I just. I haven't been like focused on shortstops. In the first ten rounds of drafts which is odd So Anyway Blake's now at some point we're going to find out some more news here and probably not going to be very good so be careful if you've got him like keep them in a keeper to two degree and I still have them on my top starting pitchers but I don't know if I would draft him right now in the first five rounds. I don't think I would be uncomfortable with that too with his injury status a little uncertain next. Michael loves that you guys were on Christian Walker. Last year helped him do well. You want to know if there's any hitters that stand out of similar ilk heading into this year. We work. Tristan was all over Chris. Walker last March was pumping him up in every podcast on in his writing on the streets walk by people and say take Chris Walker. That's what he was doing last March and I was like him. This sad part was I really liked him at the close of the previous year and cooled on him on the process of the winter before you jumped on board and then the the Labor was he a dollar picking on them for a dollar and labor. I took them in our sins. I took them everywhere and I remember. I flashed on like hey it worked out and it may work sure did expect better so like Christian Walker should end up to six hundred twenty five home runs. Don't expect like a step up. And they do have other options there krone still there and they had that kid that got in the trade beer from Houston beer right. Who'S GOT TO BE FIRST BASE? Only I mean the day just coming to the National League in two thousand twenty two. I guess so. Maybe you know a way for that. You're just angered a whole subset of mental care anymore and you know what I wrong. I'm a guy who doesn't generally like to d. h. But the way pitchers are hitting past couple of years. I mean this is crazy. They don't hit it all. Yes you can leave a couple guys. Bumgarner hits there's very few pitchers that are worth it and pitchers don't even going six innings anymore so anyway fine with the D. H. I want it now. Stick Reese hoskins there. Because he wasn't he was an awful lot of pre bat first basement too so and by the way if he's going to thirty I don't want him anyway. So who's your guy here Christian Walker? What was the question? Actually we need to find this year. This year's version we gotTA WE GOTTA look at it as they can't possibly cost even five bucks in an elite. Well Evan White to me is going to do what Christian Walker did last year and nobody's drafting him now way I. I'm sure I rank Evan White much better than you and most other people I must. I bought Labor for more than five. So he doesn't even qualify for. I told you to do that. You finally listen to me and this is true. He did text me limit Labor when he heard that Evan White's name was up and he said if you don't get in on this you're you're gonNA Walk Home Dominic Smith. I would disagree with only on this that I think white is better for batting average. The marker but weaker for power but that could raise the floor Austin Nola Half Catcher. Have First Basement Twenty five home runs. Could you see that if he qualified at Catcher? I'd be on board? He will. He's the only other catch him and Tom Murphy Mike. Four to do it. He plays a lot. If you boy vote void gets hurt doing the weight on Nola thing dominant. Yeah dominance myth is one key. Keep making keep wanting to make the case for not defensively sound in the outfield. This'll be if the mets D. H. I'd be all on board. They had a mike on him of the game last week. It was fan. Tastic dead. Mike's on Jeff McNeil and JD. Davis and Dominic Smith and Smith's playing and he's like I hope somebody hits it to me I hope and like they're all talking at the same time and then like he couldn't hear anything so he just talking randomly did he. Davis isn't playing in the DUGOUT. I'm telling you that was great. I know that you can't do this during the regular season but I thought that was fantastic. And they're giving away like they're at the plate. I think this is GonNa be a fastball. And then Smith hits deep left right up against the wall and he's like talking it. That was great anyway. It's got do that more often. So Christian Walker is not last year's Christopher Walker you know me as Christopher Walker except the path isn't clear like it was for this. Point is nate low. Although the Path wasn't all that clear for Walker it was much clearer than it is for. Everybody thought Jake Lamb was their first baseman. I'm like Dick Lamm can't hit. It's going to be Walker okay. I you know what all right. I'll get on board with that then. Maybe I shouldn't alone this list today for guy get hit. They'll find a way into the lineup. Next how about how many in HAP- Yeah. You can be their center fielder right. He's got a Pat. The Second Base David is a potential twenty. Two home run guy. I just don't see the ceiling being high super high for him then. Crystal Walker is a ceiling. That's looking at it saying David. Bodey gets five hundred as a second base. He does but Walker did last year. David Bodenham nominee given their expectations draft price. Wants to know which of the top ten closers you're most interested in Boy I've been debating here whether to put Josh Hater on my do not draft list and I don't think I'm going to this year I always put the first closer but it's always like Kenley Jansen or Kimbrell and I mean I could put kimber on it. He he looks terrible again display. He looks like he's not back of they're going to drop down the rankings. Who wants or who my avoiding. Let's see here the top I think is Liam Hendriks who nobody seems to be ranking like. I am and I think he's going to be like if Liam Hendriks going two or three rounds after Kirby Gates Chameleon Hendrix where you're ranking Liam Hendriks. I enrolled in one hundred top five probably number five after. I mean you have to have hater. I because of the strike outs and gates at a monster year. I don't think it's necessarily necessarily district blake trying and just because did that last year in fact I think try. It's going to get some saves. I don't Care Kenley Jansen. Spring numbers are and know what's going to happen. I do. I know we're on opposite sides on the Kennedy Jan Kenley Jansen this season I I think he's Alright. I think he's all right but people drafting as if he's a monster. GimMe Tayla for me. It's a matter of not wanting to draft the position too heavily so we probably have. Well I don't want to I I'm a boy. Leander's is the one closer in the top ten. I think I would take their Taylor. Rogers maybe as well. I think he's safe. And then down. Like Hector Narus is safe for saves. They're not gonNA give it to anyone else. Has A ROBA safer saves I am? I think you're just totally wrong about Atlanta. It's Melanson it isn't will Smith Down I. I am concerned about the half to. He's a superior pitcher to mark. Melson but I never relevant in this case. It's difficult to ignore the trend. I admit that I probably should have had one of my top ten. I do I do because I can collect -bility that it can't happen again. He can't give up. That many home runs the right handed hitters like that again. He's just. He's better than this strike outs. Were there should really bad luck. Like the worst ever seen from a closer was Edwin. The as last season skills were still there hater reading the question. The answer is clearly by the way you know the more I do. Research on our other sleeper The more similar I find these two Josh. Hader Nick Anderson. I think Nick Anderson is this year's well he's not getting forty saves. I I WANNA say Liam Hendrickson Kirby with like twenty five saves skills wise. Those lives right similar. Josh Hater. The K. rate is similar. The fly ball rate is similar. Twenty six percent swinging strike right after the trade of the race. That's obsessed and the more research I do. I keep finding like named like Korean. Chac who struck out like fifty percent of the hitters e phase or something crazy like that. And you think a guy who's getting this many swings and misses is going to move into a more important role at some point right. I mean everybody's talking about a manual to Cleveland. But he's he's out the first half of the season playing weeks minimum. So if Seth Lugo continues to Pitch Great Opportunity. We'll find him current check. I agree with I. I like the skills I think. The Path is not completely clouded. Brad hand did struggle in the second half last year. I just I fear the the lessons of wrecks brothers and Aj Mentor these. We sometimes get a little bit too optimistic about young guys with great stuff. I just want to be careful. I mean like I went through the Jose Leclerc experience last year. Rafael Montero is having a big April. I'M GONNA add him in a deeper league because I think he'll take the job. I like him a lot right. I mean because you have to see where guys just pitching better. At some point they could change things anyway. Skills definitely for Montero played up quite a bit in the bullpen. All right what else we got last question here comes from Jesse. Here's the first pick of dress slot coming this year and a twelve team Maroteaux. He wants to know what you guys would choose your dress slot. My first book will be first because I want to be able to choose between trout. A Koonya Yelich who I really want. I may regard them as all the same. And you know maybe just for fun. I put trout thirds. We difference of opinion but I view them pretty similarly in fact there. Kunis having terrible spring and not that. I'm worried about it because of that but if I didn't think I'd look bad I might switch him and but I want I pick first and then last pick because I love having consecutive picks in a draft deep or shallow. Not just because it's easier for me personally especially like in. Nfc where you have time clocks. I two picks really good spot. Twelve and thirteen getting freeman. I got Soto an elite. You're getting if you really want to teach you. Take them there. One of the good starting pitchers they'll be there for you. Maybe not in the grab and call to call. But you know if you really want berliner shirts or you're going to be there so I want the first pick I or the last week. What about you and the only challenge? I provided that one and it's not so extreme this year is that it's the third and fourth round swing picks. That's usually where the town you always want. Like the fourth or fifth. Pick the tier ends. And you like to pick in the middle of rounds. No you and I had this conversation. We're out in Tampa that I think that the twelve in a twelve team. League is actually pretty appealing. I think that the talent pool does extend beyond that thirty sixth and thirty seventh overall player whereas it didn't in the previous two to three years. I still think this year because those three players you mentioned traffic Kunia and Yelich are so head and shoulders above everybody else that I want the three. I'll happily take the one that's left behind and if I'm in a league with you I'm not picking the one because I know you're not taking trout at one. I'm not so sure about that. Depends on the style of the League. All then okay well sanity. Different one won't be the other question I'd ask Jesse himself. Is How comfortable do you feel taking? Garrett Cole is your first round pick. I don't have a problem with going with that and then going with that modified Lebanese style strategy. I wouldn't do as as extreme where you take the ace and then you try to go cheap everywhere else. And that's in the conversation. Then take the four okay well. I'm glad we differed. I see like twelve thirteen. Fourteen guises first potential first round picks so someone sliding every drafts so you last. I Love Freddy Freeman. Tremor story the fifteen team who who slipped to you at fifteen sixteen and then say sorta don't believe it was there you go or soda in Freeman. It was definitely thought it was one of them and I was like Labor. Yeah that's great. Yeah sure that's fantastic I think shares are a little bit like trout. You know numbers will be great but you're not getting every game. All anyone has any reason to fear getting the last pick. I just feel like those top three or ahead and when it comes to a draft you know and it's moving around. I if people say I want the middle of the round because I miss out on runs. I don't care about other people doing care about what I'm doing I start the runs. The other thing is I like narrowing it down to a couple of picks and I feel like if I'm narrowing from three to four and I'm picking two of them. I like doing that. It's a personal thing for me. So I like picking consecutively so Agra first or last anywhere in the deeper twelve fifteen leagues I've had discussions with people through the one two or three were. They were not happy with what was left at the end around to another counterargument supporting your pick on the next show. You can tell me how I have to auctions at the same time. Oh how? How tough will that be to auctions at the same time but the music is getting into a chill Mawr? Which is going to help you with that lay back relax and my havoc opened up to Windows to try to do auctions and in one of these auctions trysts with you. I had very little money. The both are key purse and one of them. I have like ninety dollars for like twenty players the other one I have three hundred dollars gonNA show up by nobody until the last five minutes of the all right. I'm thinking that's how it's going to go. I could see that and to be honest with you. I'm not even sure I can open both of these windows on my laptop. We'll find out if you can do that and I don't think I could do it on my phone either. So that's quite the conundrum that I have coming with next week. But that's that's a time for another show tune in next time on next time as we do lots of fun stuff specific like a soap opera thing here who will be hurt on the Yankees Our next show. We'll find out. Don't don't don't got to keep it the chill and anything else. You'd like to add as we wind this down trodden on a busy lady be healthy. It'll all be wonderful. They will win. Three hundred seventy five games in one hundred sixty two game schedule. I'll think I don't think that's going to happen. I think you need a nap. Whatever today thank you so much for listening to our little show as my voice cracks? Because I'm twelve years old for Kyle interests and I'm Eric be awesome darkness?

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Redraft Values, Sleepers & Busts - 1B

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Redraft Values, Sleepers & Busts - 1B

"Way that this is feeling signs. I am Jack Swagger and this is your fantasy. Nugget are getting set for the fantasy baseball season. I got Mikey here with me and we have decided to go ahead and break down the first base position for the twenty twenty season for fantasy baseball. So we're going to give We're not going to get into too much detail. We're going to give our opinion on who the top picks gotta be which most people probably the same opinion But also evalu- pick sleeper pick and then of course are busts for first base south. Mikey how you doing today buddy. I'm good yourself. I'm doing good doing good. I'm excited about About this project so all right. Let's get right into it then Mikey you're a projection for the top fantasy. First Baseman. For Twenty Twenty is. It's a really big surprise but I chose cody bellinger. It's a tough one to to not choose right at this point. Bellinger is after last season. There's really no reason to to not choose him. And now he has mu bets leading off good point yup was already probably the strongest hitting lineup. In baseball. You go from John. Peterson bets. Pretty good upgrade to shy very so bellinger. Obviously it easy pick. I assumed it was coming so I did reach a little bit Anything other than bellinger's reach. I have been on Freddie Freeman for a couple of years now. He had a huge year last year. And I don't think he's done. I think Freddy Freeman improves. This year. bellinger has to have some sort of coming back to Earth. So I think there's a chance that that Freddy Freeman could end up the top first base. But at least I think it's GonNa be closer than most people do anyway so again not a lot of surprise there but there's our opinion on who's going to be number one but if you're not picking a first baseman early and you decide to wait a little bit fill some of those other needs i. Mikey who do you think is a good value? Pick little bit later in the draft. I went back and forth with this one and I and I'm not exactly sure how much of a value but I'm pretty sure that Danny Santana is going to be a really good value. Big At first base okay. Yeah that's a guy jumped up quite a bit. Last year qualifies it all kinds of different positions. Also I believe that people are GonNa just let him go let him go and if he does anything close to what he does last year and get more at bats than it could be pretty good. Yeah no I agree. He's currently the the on average. The Seventeenth First Baseman Geoghegan on average is draft. Position is one forty eight. And you're right. He was up there with the leaders last year and it was his first time doing so. They're obviously again guys like that. There's the possibility of regression ready could fall back. Oh yeah but not a bad. Pick it all for me value. Pick probably not as big of a reach as yours. But I'm going to go with Jose Abreu Jose. Abreu is still the eighth first baseman coming off. The board seventy first overall and in my opinion with the changes they made to that lineup. The fact he was the RBI leader last year. You know according to the list. I'm looking at on average Matt Olsen. Dj Lemay and Paul. Goldschmidt are all going ahead of him and I just. I think he's better than all three of them so I think you can honestly I think you can get yourself a top five first baseman A little bit later in the not too late like I said he's seventy first off the board so you can wait a little bit and still get a guy that I expect any way to be in the top numbers. I feel a braves. Good allowed people think a braves older than he is. I just feel that there's so many players on that team. He will not get as many at bats. This year's he did last year they have to get McCann at bats they have to keep getting encarnacion at bats. When Robert comes up they're going to. They have a really good strong team. Which means brave will still be good. He'll probably get more efficiency than last year. But it just don't feel the panel. I their fair enough. I could see that all right moving on and In this world starts get a little bit more fun Ray. Little deeper in the in the picks what who do you have for For your sleeper for I I sleep or is obviously not as much as sleepers. I thought it was. I thought he would be lower on the list. But my sleeper this year is Matt Olsen from the okay. I believe his home run per bat. Once he got healthy last year would have been fifty homerun paid up so that's my sleepers meddlesome. That feel. He could be top five fair enough and that's kind of what it seems like most people think too so okay. I went a little bit deeper with my sleeper this year and again. I know it won't be a huge surprise to Mikey but this guy is coming off the board two hundred and eighth overall the twenty fifth first baseman being chosen and I just strides. He took last year and still didn't play full-time Arizona. I believe has made some moves this year to give Christian Walker a little more time. I know there's a guy behind him that can hit the shit out of the ball also but but I think Christian Walker is I. I definitely think he's better than the twenty fifth first Baseman and fantasy baseball and I do feel that he could end up a starter in a twelve fourteen team league this year. So I think it's going to continue to tip to progress for For Christian Walker up. Put it to you like this. If you have Sterling Martin and Kella Marta leading off for your first two guys. That's kind of like back in the days when the Indians had lost in the Alamar. Now you're gonNA be crazy so if Christian walker hits third any plays every day he could be a top five first baseman. Arizona's a good hitting park they play Colorado some of the Times. I mean I could see it. I just once again worry about playing time. But that's what we're looking for in sleepers. You're looking for somebody like that. Yeah and again. He didn't do anything last year to not get himself more playing time right so chances are that that looks like Jake. Liam is lessened the future plans. Like I said we know that kids coming up behind him but everything he did said get me more time in fact Christian Walker had one of the higher hard hit ball rates in base by the forty six forty seven percent hard hit balls so like I said I think that guy still has some more climbing to do all right all right and then So finally bust who is Who's the guy that's that's up a top of the list that you just don't believe in can't see it? It's kind of funny because it's the second time in my lifetime. I've thought this guy was a bust. He's a better bust now than he was back. Then but I I believe Josh Bell is a bust. I believe I can have numbers showed that and I believe now that he has a weaker lineup. Losing starling Martavis. He's not going to see the pitches. They're going to be so bad. I don't feel like he'll be involved. I just feel I feel. It's GONNA be bad year for Josh Belcher. That's my pick. Is Josh Bell Interesting? He had a pretty good year last year. I rate first half most of it in the first half rate He has moved into that conversation though right tenth off the board now on average for first baseman starting first baseman. For SOMEBODY WHO MOST LEAGUE. I was with you the first around. I did not believe in Josh Bell. The first time around. I was impressed. Obviously with the the first half of last year I'm interested. I'm not committing one way or the. I'm on the fence with Josh Bell. I'm going to be a wimp about it. I think one thing that would make Josh Bell Better. If he stopped switch hitting all right so my sleep at a tough one. You're my bust. I'm sorry thank you. It's funny. You said that because this is the second time I thought this guy was done and maybe I'm the only one this time around because according to these numbers he's being drafted very high when he left. Colorado I was sure that that was the end of. Dj Lemay Hugh and then the guy went New York and got a little better homes so a guy that in Colorado was sometimes used as a middle infielder. All of a sudden was being used as a first baseman outside of Colorado. I just don't see it man. I know it's a great lineup. It's a good park. I just can't see him continuing it on. Lemay has to drop. He can't be the sixth best first baseman. The other guy that seems to get a lot of clout that I don't have a lot of faith in also trae Mancini who moved up last year. And he's in that age that you know that twenty seven twenty eight so maybe this is him maybe is next good first baseman. But but he's another guy that don't have as much faith in what about what. What's your thoughts on Lemay? Hugh I mean. It's a it's an interesting guy right. I think Lemay Hugh if he stays at the leadoff spot for the Yankees. I don't see it stopping. I just don't I didn't think it was going to be as good as it was last year. Just watching him. It's not like he's hitting home runs. He's hitting home run but he just gets on base and they knock them around and it was supposed to be stanton and everybody else knocked around and last year it was her shell on Didi Gregorius. And all those guys so luke. Voight and should be healthy this year. I think he's GonNa have a lot better years speaking of first baseman. So this is going to help I I just. I don't see the drop out six first baseman but I don't see dropped where he wouldn't be considered a starter as a deep to get to the top five at first base. You have to be pretty good and you have to have a good year. Well they haven't guys you got our value picks you got our sleepers and And you've got our bus for first base so hopefully that helps you guys out a little bit. We'll be doing this a little bit more in preparation for the fantasy season for all y'all draft so make sure to check back in and we'll be jumping position by position.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 2) 190425

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 2) 190425

"Big time today NFL draft in L. Drowned you're now on the clock in Nashville this year. Nashville. I like it in Las Vegas next year. Right is it? Yeah. Here before you know here. Excuse me. Do you think they'll have it at the pool you could create your old draft party to usually do a lot of first round? Because at the end of the day, there's TV's Cabanas, and you could turn them on. Sometimes I treat down you know, what I mean not back here. See I ain't gonna try trade up trade up one trade now trae sound dues trade down as when it's getting late at night. And you get to get to second round picks in the room. That's not bad. You just say to second round the rule. Subject to those around picks work hard. Yeah. Chelsea. That's Jon Gruden doing the draft. And so. He may have pigs. But who is he picking I've always been one that looks top pick. And I keep a. What was sometime say hold? I don't move. Sometimes it's not your day with the top pick. So you got down and get to solid seven and a half. Life Zona cardinals. I don't care if I drafted QB last year. I'm doing it again. Doing again Travis you want to join in on this draft, which dynamo. I went to bat party is do you like read option or do? You like drawback? Look we all have their preferred offense. Every year tight in. I would much rather. What they do a good job. Tell you you're right over there. Detroit Lions Uruguay receiver draft is just so we're clear you made that joke, and then you're gonna start with the let me be socially conscious person. Yes. Just so. Okay. Got it all the jobs. You know, what else is actually conscious? Horry late today. And on this nationals Yukimi bread day keys. Headline was a keyboard keys, headline by sprint clean, even good. I had zucchini bread. French toast, the other the morning brunch. Sounds good. And it was bombed Keeney Brady dipped in the batter then fried in. So they brush the shirt bomb with maple syrup. The whole deal is that the Hitler. That would do mates. Here's a headline for you. I don't know if you know, this particular person is Travis or e black China. Tommy electron is now part of the Harvard University community, which means that she's going to retain what? Yes. Finish up here. Harvard University where Obama won in Boston. Yes. In boston. It was Michelle with they're both. Barack Obama law school there. Michelle went there too. I think okay. But anyway. Did she go to hard all of them? All. Harvard University community as she didn't have to pool Livia Jay, which is obviously the whole pay for play thing to get in China has been accepted to take. A course, of course, C T, of course, at Harvard Business School. Not an entire, you know, she's on the moss when you yes. It happens to be online. But it's still Harvard University. The word you left out the online piece hit you with that. I had to see it up to keep the listeners. So that's that's that business school where they allow celebrities did in because harbor lights having a name out in the media who they're not really because I think Tyra banks got in there. Online. Okay. Go online. It's online. One course. Introductory business. Business on. Biz admin. But it's thing it's a dashing lawyer in this is a business or whatever she's going to do roads are NBA. Angeles trying to western associates. No, I don't think he can do that China know what will be China Kardashian, western associates or west Cordell. She and China's going to jail you walk up in some keep me keep me free. Thank line. I mean, that's good. They're trying to empower themselves academically educationally, and hey, why not support I've always wanted to of always wanted to go back to school and finish up with law degrees and everything, but it just it's just too too much. I don't wanna sit in class like that. I did it enough doing online like black China, it just don't fit feel right though. You ain't trying to be on campus. You know, what I'm trying to be yourself draft picks there too. She talked about magic lawyer all the team. Oh, no. I can't. Why not? Would you have a big baggy thing like the suit? You're when you got drafted would you have a big old baggy, robe and? I wouldn't have a big normalises be. Okay. If I was a lawyer not win every case. When every everything would be objection like, we alone. Jetting? He did not kill him or Keyshawn. Here's the murder weapon with his fingerprints on it. I don't know. What that is. You know what? What? No, I wouldn't talk at Gerry like that whole smart in what you might think you're pretty smart guy. But I just you know, the legal proceedings. Detail oriented in order to have a nice record. As lawyer you have to be before, Mayweather Lowery. Make sure you pick people that you know, you can beat key can be your paralegal. No black firm. All blacks. So we'll take care people. How can you at least represent me represents you? Yeah. What I can't work for you. Because we we're trying to create wealth within our own community. You guys are already straight. I'm in trouble, man. I picked up. All right. The dodgers lose to the cubs yesterday. They were gonna win Cody Bellinger hits a two run home. Run dodgers have a three to nothing lead. Walker Buehler's kind of cruising along and all of a sudden and oh to pitch to Pedro Baya's gets put into the seats. And the find themselves tied the end up losing the game. He was rolling right up until he wasn't. And baseball's weird like that. Sometimes you can be in a good group. One pitch boom. You're off one nothing. I'm watching. It's one nothing. It was a weird one nothing because sue was it was Cory Seager who rounded to score the first run. I think it was it was he rounded second around at thirty kept going. I didn't understand what the cubs doing at first base with the t the first baseman got the ball on the grounder any hesitated. In a pitcher felt like when he ran the first base. He was just like should I go show, not go. He gave Seger opportunity around third. So it's one nothing at that point. So I switched back to the Houston. Rocky game is gonna catch Houston a little bit because fourth quarter now. And then all of a sudden it was three nothing. Switch back, and it was three nothing. Just switch back to the rockets game gave it a few more minutes. Turn back. Turn it back. It was seventy three in fast. Fast. S H word. And it was like that's arosh Todd chimed in on the group Texan the whole deal. And then all of a sudden the dodgers just fell apart to the eighth inning. When they got the extra couple runs on a Homer. And then all of a sudden, it was seven six, but then it was the rest of the day was pretty much over with at that point. It's it Walker. Bueller? Had a weird game that he was he wasn't. He was kinda cruzi. It was in command. He was in command on he this is a guy that there's one hundred miles an hour that has wipe out stuff, and he wouldn't strike anybody out, which is really unusual for him. He's a strike out guy at one strikeout to the entire night cups hot. There are team that's loaded with smart batters. You know, we forget that this team went to World Series not too long ago and mighty of the pieces there happen. Happen. They're still right there. So it doesn't surprise me. That walkability didn't. It's really rare to go to a really good team like a cubs and rack up like nine strike, I wouldn't expect to be getting. But the way the baseball is played now everybody's swinging for home runs. Everybody's trying to drive the ball lift the ball into the air. So even a team. That's a good team. Like the cubs. Good offensive team, especially when you got stuff like Walker Bjarne care who's pitching is. He's going to get some swings and misses and he didn't last night was it code. Chicago wasn't warm Chicago April well for the dodgers hanging slider. Change the dodgers night. Obviously. A miss obviously, not what I'm trying to do shit. Proof-read this. I should have. But that's okay. Here's what walk in the obviously it miss, obviously, not what I was trying to do with the pitch. Bueller? Said at the same time. It wasn't right over the middle. And the guy did a good job in coach Roberts. The manager. Skipper. Just didn't get the breaking ball down into the colts manager, Dave Roberts. We know. Jay. He hits. He he hits the mistaking breaking ball in zone. Strange knife for bueller. He didn't strike out a batter through five int he didn't. I thought he waves somebody one he did wave one okay through five innings and gave it a tunnel out contact. A ton of loud contact despite allying Levin should approve free despite allying Levitt batters bad balls over ninety five miles an hour. He scattered two hits over I five innings. Yeah. I got to make sure I come in here. You let me know the proof read this through. Keys organization or may possibly by the wall visits, Tyrone Faldo, Tyrone can't be beat the cubs. Struck out of total three three times. Star game. So the weather was a little chilly. Does that affect the way the ball is moving around when it leaves? My wrist doesn't affect so much the movement and effectively grip the ball more than anything. But it wasn't so cold that it should have been a big deal. I mean, this isn't a football where I gotta get my hand around the entire thing. It's baseball. So, you know, big guy like Walker Bill, it's gonna fix your grip a little bit. But it wasn't a game has played in the thirty degrees. It was it was cold. But it wasn't it. I I think I think you're right. I think they had a night where they were locked in. Bueller? Wasn't great. He was okay. And kind of dodged a few bullets when you've got guys hitting. What is it eleven batted balls over ninety seven guys are squaring. Yup. Right. You know, just for for the first few innings, they were squared up at people and sometimes you can have a game like that where they're hitting you hard. It's just I mean, there are eight guys out there to make place behind you. So you can get some stuff done hill. He needs to start pitching better. We're we're almost a may there's been a month of the regular season. He needs to start to look like that guy. We saw towards the Cody Bellinger. Pretty he's good. Another Jack patient hit another another dengue. Great rally in the outfield to cut off man to to get that guy out at home plate. I thought that that was cool. But for the most part, I'm not I'm not worried about it. I'm worried. We've given up twenty five runs in four games. That's not good. It's good. And I keep going back to. Yeah. You know, we can score Belgium doubt in in overdue. Go data St. last night, we can score. But we've given up seven runs back to back games. The cubs. Even though we wanna get the brewers the score six to five game before that we lost five zero. When we were when we were rolling. Nobody was getting over three runs. Now, we're struggling and again, it's a situation where? Yeah, Becerra K. But it can't keep rescuing us. We gotta find a way. And I don't know if it's about it's early and guys are still getting the groove Travis but worried me early, and it's worry me now. It's but it's also true that guys typically are what they are. And over the course of six months, they're going to give you performance that's pretty much what they've always been before. And there's. But if Clayton Kershaw is going to give you a Clayton Kershaw ish performance. Maybe it's eighty percent eighty five percent of it. But he'll be there. Walker Buehler's going to give you the same thing. It's it's still early enough for me where I'm not worried about it the first two months of the season, you kind of tinkering and figuring out what you have who's. Right. Who's not? Right. Who's in this spot, and that spot if we get to the middle of may what's today, the twenty sixth of April to the twenty six may and it still looking like this before on your side? I'm still okay. Still too early. Yeah. It's hasn't even been a full month yet or it's just about a month right now a hundred and twenty five games to go. I can't that. It was just first series right out the gate. Yeah. We all agree that the Deeb X awful dischord on us with E. They're not good good. I'm not I'm not. I'm not going to disagree with you now at all, right? The draft is tomorrow and all sorts of rumors of. Yeah. You guessed it the raider camp. That's next is this your walkup music at the drafty. We didn't have woke up music, Dan. No, no, no. Remember, I got Jaffe with tags was in in houses the commission. Right. Walkup music. Think about it boring net was back in tag for you only thing I had was the crowd erupt and go crazy suit. I was telling I was telling Christopher that's Chris Christopher that it how mazing it was that you had the entire radio. Radio City radio Radio City Music hall, kind of like going nuts. You could feel the vibration on the stage. Unlike Donovan McNabb experience, this one was my name is Chen over and over and it was loud. And you gotta feel pretty good. It was crazy because it it was in New York the draft at the time. I got drafted by the New York Jets with the number one pick. So imagine the entire place jet fans, you know, and they just it was just one of those deals like crazy. And I have my daughter with me who's young was she was she was a six months at the time. So it was I, you know, my whole family my aunt Dhiraj or are pinstripes suits in just the whole. No, it was it was I'm talking about you throw about a posse. Phil Jackson described. I. Neighborhood of me. The first selection in the first round the New York Jets select Keyshawn Johnson. Indus posse in that thing crate in. They were telling me I couldn't bring as many people to the a little backdrop in the draft story. So when we got the call one invite the number one pick to draft ever, whatever they were only given out four tickets. I think it was like for me my agent you have four guests. Yeah. Basic, basic. So I told Reggie at the time who was running the draft stuff until Reggie I said to Drome Jerome Agentho Reggie says he's not gonna come. He's his entire neighborhood. He needs to bring and they're like, we're not gonna we're not gonna do that stuck the happen. Okay. No problem. TV? I'll watch television to stay out of big deal man at focal came like twenty minutes later. It was a it was a great great experience though. I'll tell you God. It was a great experience. I everytime drivetime come up. Like, I said earlier, you just get goosebumps and chills because it's just you know, life changing so yesterday Travis I went through and looked at his draft class nineteen Ninety-six outstanding other than QB position. We're talking a loaded draught quarter relievers. But then in nineteen ninety six in the NBA number one overall. You have Ray Allen Coby Coby, Steve Nash. So I'm started asking myself which league had a better nine hundred ninety six draft was kisha. And the NFL was a I in English was in your class sqi. I'll just give you receive. I could give you I'll give you name receivers. He just want the receiver get that. You sent me kisha third person. You did that I wanted to delay. Terry, Glenn Marvin Harrison. Stupid. Song? Air- airc- moles. Eddie kennison Moshi Muhammad. Wow. I'm gonna get there. She shading -til. I didn't know he was going in order to my back. Yeah. I know he should've Theriault horns Joe horn. Wow. Jermaine lewis. Remember Jemaine Louis do from Baltimore. Oh, God who else man? And then that's just that's just what hairs Jonathan Ogden. Kevin hardy Simeon rice Fanta lying down fantasy alad franca miniature. So here's one for you, Adam Viteri, and he's still playing that's crazy lawyer Malloy Tedy Bruschi. I mean, it's it goes Roman open de goes on and on and on forever. Crazy. Eddie, George g. Heisman any George? Tim to hurt me. It could just go on and on. It was amazing draft. He we were able to find a different version with the chance ready. Yeah. Selection in the first round, the New York Jets select Keyshawn Johnson wide receiver southern California. Awesome pets. Much fun. I can't imagine. What that feels like we have is rod I'm same. I'm going to need a lot more. We need a big concert hall. I mean, that's got crazy like when we left the the go-to our press conference back jet stadium. Yeah. I'm telling you the first time I ever had a herd of people chasing me on the street as we're going to limousine. I look back minerals hundreds of people. It was fun. Great. It doesn't sound like it wouldn't be fun. All right. The raiders are picking fourth tonight. The latest rumor is that they're not going to leave the draft tonight. Give him on the three picks in the first round that they're not going to leave the draft tonight without a quarterback at the top of their board is doing Haskins do the raiders find a way to get to join Haskins tonight. Because it feels like we've been circling and circling and circling Jon Gruden wanting to do something with Derek Carr and tonight's the night that he can do it here. Here's what I would say Kay. It's not a bad thing if they selected Dwayne Haskins or any other quarterback for that matter. Because Ron woolfe did it for years. He took a quarterback every single year in a draft. Jon gruden. One of his first coaching jobs and opportunities as a pros was under homeroom under Green Bay. We'll at Green Bay air Raja's was selected when they have Brett farve, and he was selected in the first round at some point in time for years from now five years from now, maybe car is still the quarterback and. You can move one of those guys that you selected this year in trade him if he's still hot or you could get rid of car if he struggles and yard got your future quarterback. So it's not a bad thing. I just. Who was still cooking? He was still cooking. And that's why I think when they drafted me far was still cook. I agree. I agree. And he was in his thirties though. Twenty. The difference in their key is that Aaron Rodgers might have been drafted in the first round. But when he went to Green Bay there was no expectation that he was going to be the starting quarterback. That was that was your job you're gonna sit in apprentice under Brent for who knows how long you're our next guy. But next isn't come coming might be next in seven years, which it took a long time. While but this is a different situation because Brett Farr was a made man Brett four was Brett farve. Derek cars, not Brett farve. Yeah. The the second you draft doing Haskins or anybody else car has a bad game. They're going to be banging on this Washington. Put heads in the game. It's it became becomes a stress case for car for sure hundred percent, but I'm only saying that it makes sense to a degree. If you believe that I need to take a quarterback at some point in the draft every single year. Now didn't mean report says that going to take somebody in the first round, whatever am I surprised what I'd be surprised they took a quarterback this year. No if they took away and Haskins or whoever in the first round. So be it. It just puts pressure on your quarterback to respond to. That's all it's gonna do. They gonna pick three guys tonight. They got three picks they're going to win we're done. So they're not gonna have three pin? They will. Have three they're gonna move move for sure because they have to there's too much that they have to do it to put together, you know, they just have this money holes. Deficient is the phrase ya'll g the whole thing if they don't fix you can fix first of all their talent deficiency isn't a quarterback necessarily. I understand the maybe you want to upgrade. Maybe you don't think. Derek Carr is your guy for the future. But right now as you want. I don't look at them and say their biggest problem right now is their quarterback steaks. That's their biggest problem. No and affect that. They keep phoning out these Huby pigs. The fact that gruden's quotas never really backing you one hundred bucks was wars was even worse avid Santa from us. I'm gonna keep saying all night tonight. If I'm car, I'm telling my agent yoga get me out gimme out. And now tonight's a perfect night for that. I of the draft lawsuit moves half me give me out of here. Let me start fresh. Don't let me be sitting here in Oakland with that dude as the owner this slash coach. They don't drafted a QB in the first round. And everyone's itching for me to throw interception just like Newington anything that's made me feel better about Todd Gurley. If I'm Derek Carr. Haven't heard anything from anybody in a position with authority that makes me feel better about me and my future with this team out too. All right. We may have a little bit of more information about why magic is no longer with the Lakers, and it is ugly. If it's true that's coming up next. Is this another ninety six or no our? So he's about to decades off sweet Jesus. Ram show. You're all messed up. The next day today is the day. I don't know music. Today's music is going. Said keys Donna this afternoon. I'm worried so you know, they do. They look they can reunite who. Worried that is what I'm talking about back. Let me talk to you. For seconds, George understand that. It was time tonight. We didn't see I. But Thanh hills conduct. No, not all night. Exactly. Some of them are some of them just bleed there's an opportunity to. Donald show. Key for the NFL draft this afternoon at five pm. All right. So yesterday, Rick Bucher was talking about a rumor that's out there that the the the straw that broke the camel's back as far as magic quitting from his position as president of the Lakers couple of weeks ago was because he was blind copied on a string of emails between rob Pelinka in ingenious bus that. We're talking his job performance in a negative way. And he did not feel the Jeanie Buss sufficiently had his back or push back against the criticism that rob was writing in these emails, reportedly this is a rumor this is out there. But if that's true, if rob Lincoln genie BUSTER having an Email conversation and talking you know, what about magic job performance and neither one of them are taking up for magic. And all of a sudden, I see these emails I can see walking in out of the blue and saying, you know, what I'm done here all of the pieces snap in fit. Pretty well. If in fact, the story is true, especially when you know reportedly. You know, rob with do things. Like, no, the magic taking a business meeting outside of the facility, but walk infertility in very loudly has anyone seen magic? Whereas magic is. He end today. Even though he knew he had a meeting. That's what the reports are. And that's how you earn the name little finger from game of thrones. Right. But I will also say that. This helps magic innocence of people feel cynics not myself, but sittings feel that Magic Johnson coming into this job didn't want to do the work and he left because he didn't wanna do the work. This report if it's true, and because comes from rake, I tend to think that it certainly is steeped in truth. They wasn't about the work. It was about the politics and Magic's like look man out of fought of HIV aids. I'm here longer and healthier than what people thought I was supposed to be. I'm not going to sit here in this office and play office politics when I don't have to look if I'm the president of the team, and I feel that somebody who is also a high ranking executive in this company. This team is sabotaging me and the one person who's higher on the food chain than I am is willing to listen to this and that sticking around for that. But you on and you don't you fight? If you don't have anything else, plenty plenty. So you need to fight yet. I it's it's an unbelievable turn of events because it goes from what did magic just do. How could he leave him like that too? Oh, I get it. You gotta look at it. From magic standpoint of getting an Email, no matter who sent in high got to seeing looking at it in blood, sweat and tears for number years in an organization dealing with the Lakers. Whether it was a player, whether it's only ship, whatever it was his his blood, sweat and tears in his heart is into it. He was always going to be questioned from day one when he took the job because he had no experience doing sure they're going to say he wasn't invested into it. He just thought he can walk around and become Magic Johnson, the do all sorts. They always say that because they don't know really truly what's going on inside. Then on the flip side of things you got an inexperienced guy in rob Pelinka who was brought to the table. Presumably by Kobe Bryant to Jeanie Buss to join with joint venture with magic to try to run the team when you learn that somebody that you entrusted in and you figured you would have a bond in in whatever conversations was going on when they first joined together or I could trust him as cool. But then you learn in an Email and from people within the building that he is saying things allow whereas magic or send things in Email emails, not doing his job wise doing. This. He's not doing that. When you look at that. It becomes frustrating. Become to a point where I don't wanna work around. This be around this going to be a part of this never mind because if it's true that there was no immediate response pushback. Whatever by gene. Now, you automatically assume she signed with C county crew. That's the part for me key. It's particularly troublesome. If I'm Magic Johnson. My my issue wouldn't be with rob Pelinka, potentially little fingering me. I understand what that is. I understand that. This guy's an operator. This is how he works. This is how he's going to do is thing. I would not be blown away by him trying to undermine me. What would feel like the alternate betrayal is if the person that he's chirping too is listening to it and not pushing back and not having my back and not enough. That's not what's going on. Here's what it is that he felt that the person that he looks at his sister didn't have that's the part that put not. But it's not maneuver. It's that she didn't cover for him potential. I don't even think is just rob. I think somebody's ramblers stuff is in the mix too. Just probably isn't in a report. But I kind of feel like I if some of that Rambus stuff running around with Lyndon, Kurt mating, Philip type away in again, abruptly impromptu press conference when he walks in. He sees somebody. He says, you know, what? Somehow piece. Yeah, I have to do this. I don't have to make a difficult situation. More difficult between me and Jeannie by sticking around and trying to fight this and to I don't need to fight this. This is my only gig. So I have options when you don't have other opportunities when you don't think you have options. Yeah. You did your heels in each to fight you playoff his politics every single person who's worked in an office environment knows what I'm talking about. But when you're the COO, and you have nineteen other corporations that want your services, you don't have to stay here at a regional company and deal with the office politics. You can go do something else. Would you imagine decided to do that's different than the criticism that he face where people were saying he didn't wanna do the work? That's not doing the work. That's not want to be bothered with office politics, which I appreciate Fraser used was backstabbing. And you wonder if he wasn't talking about, rob. But rather genie and not in not. Would be the draft is here. The first round is tonight in Nashville the raiders have three picks. The Rams are picking thirty first GM key next Janet Jackson eighteen years ago today. Yes. Released their seventh album all for you. Happy all for you. Happy anniversary say university. Versii, but I was. So last number one single wasn't Chris. It sounds that sounds right last one. Yes. Good piece. This is your eyes and nostrils enough linear shows are moving. I'll give you the shoulder roll here giving you the his all right? I mean, that's not that. We're talking about yesterday. She was rolling though, dammit Travis what? What? She was rolling the beats of the song to like Jimmy jam Terry. Lewis was given us fire in terms of the music and the beats and stuff. This is straight less interested in that part. Yeah. I'm sure you. We are interested in. Yes. I do three picks in the first round three seems like a lot. They got one for Khalil Mack. They got one for Mark Cooper. And they got another one by being terrible. They've got three picks in the first round. You don't think they're gonna pick three guys. What are the raiders if you're the general manager if you're Mike Mayock, what are we doing with those picks? I think in round one I'm going to I never forced him around one. I'm gonna get me somebody that I lost a Khalil Mack. I lost a Khalil Mack. I need to replace a Khalil Mack. And the only guy right there that I think has a potential to be a Khalil Mack is Josh Allen from Kentucky now Nick bolsa's there. But Nick Boza different type of player in the Khalil Mack. Nick Boles is not gonna cover out of the backfield is not gonna cover tied and he's not gonna cover backs. He's just not going to do some of those things. So he's a different type of edge rusher where Josh Allen is a stand up guy. You can put his hand in the ground. He could drop he could do a lot of different things to create. Will he be there the number four spot because the jets pass on three if so I take him with the number twenty four pick from Chicago in the MAC deal. Then I might have to look to upgrade at a different spot. Maybe the running back position. Maybe there's a guy in Jacob's who's who's from Alabama the running back Josh Jacobs. Thank you, Josh Jacobs running back from Alabama. Maybe I look at him. But something scare me about Alabama running backs is they're used by the time. They getting NFL guys. They put some mild scares me a little bit scares me a little bit two thousand dollars in congress. No, not if you wanna play it scares me a little bit. But so be less assume I stay there. Okay. Or somebody comes up to twenty four offers me something because they see something the twenty four spot and move out of at twenty seven. I'm looking to upgrade more on defense. Do I take a defensive back in the backfield? Because. Mccarter spots are weak and soft. Do I looked up? Great the safety position where where am I going to upgrade again on defense? So I'm gonna pick a running back potentially at twenty four. I'm gonna defensive player at four and at twenty seven I'm gonna pick a defensive player. Okay. The guy that you didn't mention is a quarterback. Do they not do it at the end of the night? We're done things starts at five. It'll be done somewhere. Eight o'clock thereabouts little bit after maybe do the raiders have a quarterback on their roster. A new quarterback on the roster by the end of the night. I think the raiders might Keyshawn wooden. Yeah. The raiders might Makishi in if they did do it. I wouldn't sour it. Just be like. Okay. Well, I mean, I feel bad for car because it just added extra pressure to him because the moment that it goes south the boo bars are coming in. They're gonna scream and holler for the next guy in lines. Now, that's the way that if you take a quarterback in the first round the clock is ticking on whoever you have in there. And then. Round two pick thirty five I'm looking at a wide receiver because I need why receiver death a no everybody says he got Tony Brown. Yeah. They got on Tonio Brown brought in Terrell Williams. The chargers, but that I need me a young horse. I need be Kelvin hormone. I need me to kit for a Henry from from ASU. I need me. A big alpha dog a strong guy that could do a lot of different things play multiple positions inside in the slot outside at the exit sie position. If we go into bunch formation, I need a big guy that could block block on the edge replace the tiny. And so when I'm looking at that spot at two I'm looking at a wide receiver now get into the fourth round. I'm looking at best available to upgrade my roster. Great the upgrade the roster picked one six which is round four Saint thing with pick one forty in round five and then from there seven seven seven seven round guy shots in the dark. Yeah. You're just like, you know, what that guy does. Well, I'm gonna grab Chris Rosh. I'm gonna grab him in. Free agent signing traffic better. So that's what I would do if I was general manager running it. But the raiders may do some totally different wear weird is all doors. You just said what sounds like a plan? You just kinda laid out that I would do this. I have a need here. I'm going to fill this need. I can wait to get this position later. I'm looking forward to having a big wide receiver when Tonio Brown and Williams are no longer. My guys I need to fill that sounds like a plan. Do the raiders have a plan because it seems like an LLC you've been talking about this that this is a plan that they fell into rather than designed now executing and you might have had three first round picks. You might have these options available to you. But if you didn't construct this if this just kind of fell in your lap. I have no absolutely no faith that you're going to be able to execute the bounty that you have just because it happened to land on your front doorstep. You reminded me of saying that when you talked about how they're handling car. And if there's just saying, hey, thrown a bunch of stuff out there. Don't you wear euro guy? But. Blah, blah. Yeah. If they had a plan they would be doing that. But it doesn't feel as if they have a plan to me now, maybe, you know, they have a twenty eight thousand foot view, and I'm only looking fifteen thousand if I just little bit more. Oh, that's you guys are doing but. A pretty good view twenties better almost twice as good. But because of man's history. There's nothing to suggest to me that he's even at a ten thousand view. And that's the reason why I don't feel like they have a plan is say when you when you say that guy tells you you're my guy to worry just that they all do it players know that this. It's a lie. It's a lot coaches. I mean, players coaches coach all coaches lie some live better than others. I mean, you know, is someone fate does not lie again. They all lie is part of what they do. You know, they want to they feel as though they have to lie to you to get your trust, you know, in in in you buying in you have to buy in. They all lie. You don't think? Bill parsoes be lying. He's to lie. All the time. I don't believe something phase lying. There was absolutely nothing. Wrong with Todd girlies knee was fine often. Not too. Use them as much as they say all broken all love you. When you throw for four thousand yards you catch for fifteen hundred. They all love you catch for five hundred to see how much they liked right? I mean, that's what it is. Roger out. I I know what you're gonna say that depends on who's making the pick. Let's for a minute. The side are kind of work off the idea. The Arizona keeps that number one pick when they walked to that podium, what names coming out of Goodell's mouth with the first pick of the cardinals. Cardinal select. Quin williams. University. University. Do you never one if they? Pic-? That's what they're gonna got a question. We'll Josh Rosen. Still be a member of the cardinals. Once we pack things up tonight. Absolutely, okay. If they draft Q Williams, he will be he wasn't listening. No, they can move. They could move down in move down and do it Haskins or someone else. No. But he he said if you're listening to the show. No, you wasn't. He said if they keep the number one pick whose name is called a move down. If you select Quinton Williams, well, and they're not gonna move down to take a quarterback. That's not kind of Murray. Kyla Murray piece works because of Kingsbury and because of Murray specifically it's not that they're in the market for a quarterback. They might be in the market just. Cringe this cliff Kingsbury thing it's just it's like all of a sudden, he's the magic one. It just drives me nuts. He had an under five hundred record, Texas Tech. You bring up because that's the last time where. His record was there for five minutes. He had no record. Lisa mills boy are credible travel. We credible. We're not great. Sometimes you know, what we'd be here. But the clippers and warriors they're gonna have a game six. We'll tell you. How it happened? That's coming up next.

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Episode 95: With Yankees First Baseman Mike Ford

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Episode 95: With Yankees First Baseman Mike Ford

"The. Say. Todd as five as go the Bosnian love, these goon, the leader his first of the. Piggies? Just to the first. The porch. It right. What's up? What's happening welcomes rather? Dishing of the short porch presented by barstool sports. I'm your host hubs alongside me on the other side of the laptop the vape got himself, the colossal cloud. Donnie, smokes Tomsk belly. What's going on? What's up? Just mad that how stupid these? I'm Pires are in major league baseball. Are you more mad at major league umpires or Kentucky Derby empires? I'm not sure. So I the Kentucky Derby did cost me thousand dollars those more on stewardesses or whatever they were called showing in the booth the empire's gonna make all every Yankee get hurt, basically. 'cause they don't wanna call the game a hurricane. Yeah. I'm probably little bit more mad at the Kentucky Derby because I have thousand dollars ripped from my jaw. So as a refresher on anybody who wasn't falling along parcel. We did we did a contest thing with everyone the office alongside twin spires, which is a horse betting platform. And basically, everyone everyone was paired up with a few people. And if you're and you did a draft based on you know, if you have named picked out a hat, and it was being Caraba. So Tommy was paired with Glenn he and Tommy had the favorite the then favorite because the original favorite got scratched and basically horse one. And then they said he basically didn't it was the first time it's ever happened. And they went through this law. Review process was like fifteen minutes is a control room with three TV's one of them wasn't even turned on. And then at one point there was a woman there, a one woman, she was just deciding everything and Tommy's fate is hang in the balance. And then they've actually say Tommy lost doesn't get his house. The worst won the race. Shop start your fucking mouth won the race. My horse won the race. It cross the finish line. I if the keys wanna game tend to and then they just decided, oh, no actually the other team wins because it's ridiculous. I mean, rubbings reasoning was the what was the reasoning? Did you have we didn't have the sound on because he impeded on the other lane? He bumped another horse in, you know, kids. Now, it's like the imaginary track lanes or whatever. But still the other voice was sick the horse that he didn't bump the horse that ended up that ended up quote unquote winning. He bumped another horse. It's ridiculous. Whatever it was. I would've loved how two thousand dollars. I'm trying to tell myself, you know, down a lot of money, but at least it's not twenty five thousand dollars or something crazy still would have liked to have the thousand dollars really bullshit. But whatever I'm sure we won't hear you complaining the moral on radio about it. I'm sure you'll you'll know definitely not definitely not. That's funny. And we were all at the age worth watching the watch party Glenn. He was there. And then I I honestly didn't know Glenna partner. So it's just him and ended up ping you as the other guy space. Oh perfect. All right. So the Yankee news, so we're doing this rain, we're recording. Now. I assume they're not playing the rest of the game. They call it and the bottom of the eighth glaciers on third because the pitcher can throw a strike because no-one grip the ball everyone's slipping and sliding Gary almost broke his fucking ankle trying to get a guy at second. I was having a heart attack watching it. I mean, we we've been through enough. We don't need to go through this game where you know, it is literally raining more than like Hurricane Katrina right out in the Bronx. And it's not going to let up for corden my weather app. This shit's going until eleven o'clock. So unless they're gonna do some stupid thing where they wait four hours to play six out. So it would be insane. If they did that one of the more insane, really only three meaningful outs. Yeah. I almost tweeted out. I didn't like the Anki. She just but these three at bats. So we get the shit over with like glacier should just get picked off at first like on purpose. So we just finish this shit up. But the waiting game. I'd imagine like I'm like ninety five percent certain. They'll just call this lades makes no sense. Otherwise. Four one game. They're not coming back. So that would mean the Yankees took two or three from a team that entered this this weekend nineteen and ten finally beat a team above five hundred. And honestly, the feeling good feeling. Good again. Yeah. I was shocked. I menu the twins were doing. Well. Right. I didn't know there were nineteen ten to me the twins record doesn't matter when he's play them addiction. It's going to beat up on them. Right. A assuming we get this to out. They there's no way they can put this game back, by the way, they should have stopped it in the top of the eighth when it was a a meaningful situation when the twins were threatening. And it was pouring Sohar. Nobody could grip the ball. Gary Sanchez gonna catch the ball. They didn't stop it there. Then they stop stop it really in the middle enough. Right. You're gonna stop it. Now. Just and the game. I mean it just end the game. It's easy. I think the logic. There is like the moment, they stop it. They're not coming back. So they wanted to give the twins at some chance. Well, that's what I thought. But then, but I thought that. They would do that. I thought they would get through that inning. And then just call, but they didn't. And they they didn't even call the game. Just now they're just putting into whatever it's so stupid. Just call. I don't understand the logic. There's going to be if they do resume there might be like twelve people the crowd. Oh, if mean, they're already like about that like in the crap. Yeah. Everyone and this game. All ready was pushed back three hours. So I you know, there's a bunch of people who just didn't even go to this game. 'cause they fucked us Sunday night be home for thrones in time. I'll that shit. So that means yeah. Luckily, we were probably gonna get the series win with two or three which is great. We're gonna prove the nineteen fourteen with a team of essentially replacement players and the good news is that it looks like we're actually going to get healthier now. Gary came back and Gary's shown himself. We're gonna have a whole Gary seven and a few seconds. But what we did lose Paxton that that's tough. But the sounds like max of three starts but Clint is back Monday. He had a rehab his second rehab game today. Rain. Out, of course. But it does sound like he's gonna be back with a team Monday. Which means see Mike talk on even though he went out with a nice home run that I, but I soon that will be end of him. Stan returns to batting practice. This week Hicks extended spring training starts in Tampa this week and dis Didi out of nowhere has finished his throwing program as rehab games in two weeks, which means he might be back sometime in June. That's great. I was shocked by that. I actually stocked. I I was still in. He was such an after thought in my head where I was thinking we were looking at at least July, maybe August break for sure. Yeah. Yeah. And to see him. I mean, he's going to beat. He might beat who's going to be back. I'm going to be judged back for sure you might who knows. Who knows what Hicks is doing all odu degree? He's going to be a lot of these guys back would which is awesome. They can use him healthier healthier. They get more reinforcements are on the way. I the only depressing news out of all that was that. There's no update on Aaron judge nothing. Yeah. I mean, it's post all-star break for him. I mean, that's just and well, the also the Severino news wasn't great. But honestly didn't expect anything other than that. When they said post all-star break, just you know, he's got you just figure shit. There's no rush right now. The rotation seems to be okay it stable at the moment. Assuming package back in two starts. But yeah, judge nothing. I mean, I don't even think that period has happened yet where ill it's like he has to do nothing for four weeks, or whatever we're not even at those four weeks, not even close to more weeks for that. So the Stanton news is better. We finally got something on him. I'm concerned about him. I just feel like. I don't know what it's a new injury. Every time. He's injury prone. Normally, I don't know. We're walking down a dangerous path with him. Now. You know, it's good to clint's gonna be back, and Gary is backing Gary at a point right now where I mean, he's in maybe the most locked in he's ever been. But obviously the bad news the end the twenty sixteen right? He's like that. He's hitting everything right now. Like just scalding everything like one fifteen off the bat. But injury was the worst news the come out of this weekend. Friday paxon's pitching, he doesn't look good. He's he's Ling. What's the word? Laboring laboring was the I looking for. He was laboring through three innings sixty five pitches. Just wasn't throwing strikes. He said enough could push off. And he says that he has his lingering knee injury, which they've known about and eight sounds really bad to me like a lingering injuries, just bad. I don't they say maxed restarts. I know we just gonna is going to vanish in three starts do is rest. The the thing here formation installation. Also is a weird. That's like such a cover for everything you could say formation for anything, and it could lead to different routes, but not good. Not good. I've had a lingering injury for like ten years basically made. Sometimes just it hurts. Sometimes it doesn't. I don't know. What I mean? It's better to be is his lower body than his arm for sure by he's at other guy where he's been injury prone is a tire career, but I think all things considered. I'm not super worried about this injury. Because like I said, it is a driver p the need in the arm and three weeks. It sounds like a lot. But you know, it's probably three starts max. I mean missing a position player for three weeks or so different. That's probably like twenty games. I mean three starts if you can just win. If you want one of those three starts, you know, there's no guarantee that Cox was gonna win two of those three start that he started anyway. So it's bad. But it's not it's not that bad legs. Always he comes back healthy in three weeks. And this is going to be an issue all season long. I don't think this is the hugest deal more. It's not a muscle, which is good. That's the good news here and the. Obviously Amer is showed nothing, you know. Like, I'm you know, he everything's good. He's crazy going on there. So. I just get worried with him because he is injury prone. His whole career is short career so far. So which right now path I gotta tell you got some knee pace inflammation. I think we've got the perfect thing for the look we've been talking about CBD forever. And she thought just for knee pain TVD just makes you feel good makes everybody feel good and the best police for you. To get your CBD's is extract laps extract. Labs is a combat veteran own CD company out of Boulder, Colorado. It makes him the highest quality CBD products on the market, and they have a huge selection. 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I've had a headache for seven straight days, and I take Advil, and whatever it's concerning. It might be something else. It probably is something worse. But I got a headache. That's been going on for seven. If it keeps going. We got a streak like ten days gone might need to go actually, see a doctor. But for now, I'm not going to. I'm just trying to complain here. Let's talk about some good things. This dimicco her. Mom fella. I gotta tell you when he pitches on a Sunday when you get the Mingo on a Domingo's, you have no chess. I mean, this man is just a godsend. I mean, this is going to be his sixth win of the year. And I mean, it's just everything we could ever ask for more. We're getting dimicco and they were talking on the broadcast. How would Severino down you were hoping packs steps ace and for most far he has been you know, obviously injury in a few starts in the beginning bad. But Domingo's has just been the ace. I mean, he and no one's talking about it outside of the Ke's like doesn't even know who they don't talk about. He aside from glasnost on Tampa. He's great. I won't say anything from him. The fucking pirates are so stupid for trading him and meadows for Chris Archer that could go down as one of the worst trades in baseball history and a few years, it's been her mind and glide. Now, I think for the best pitcher in the American League. And like, no one is talking about her mom, everyone talks about glass now because he's the young fee Naaman dipping, go what? But Domingo's been unbelievable. He did today. Six in two thirds. The one run gets a ton of swings and misses his stuff is disgusting. And he's pitched confidence. I love the bingo. He's so much fun to watch out there. His such good control of his breaking stuff now too. He's just I mean, it's like watching basically Severino in the first half last year where every time we went out there. You knew you're gonna get a dominant performance six seven innings one run may be two runs or something. He's just so much fun to watch. I mean like glasnost, but he's probably might start the AL all star game. I get this. Right. If people that have learned to he is he as you know is every right to maybe start that game. Yeah. I mean, he he's my favorite pitcher to watch on the staff right now and everyone's talking about oh, how how are you gonna be able to take this guy out of the rotation? Well, first of all, you're not. I mean, Severino is they said taste not coming back to after the all star break that's over two months away. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. Right. You got Paxton going down. Now who else who else knows who else who else knows who else will have gone down by then? Right. So I'm not worried about all how many take over Mont of the rotation because you never take a guy or tasteless pitching like this. And that is so far in advance that that could be a problem that it's not anymore. Talking about this is entering today. And these numbers have pretty much all gone down. Consider you know, because he put grades six two thirds one owner run. Everything's gonna go down entering today. Minimum thirty innings pitched in the American League. Batting average against one fifty seven. I in the American League a opponents on base percentage to eighteen I in the American League slugging percentage, two fifty two. I in the American League wins five now at six so that puts them in the title clause now for the American lead. ERA dropped out two three five it entered today to five six which was eighth. So I gotta think he's probably fifth or sixth of the time. I had no he's above him. But top five probably and home runs per nine point seven that's eighth and that drop today. Right. He didn't give the eating Gorman. So. I mean, he's been unbelievable. It's just if you told me these numbers like you're getting this for her mom and his first six or seven. So it's like, are you fucking kidding? What we talk about could you imagine the image of Jamaica hormone starting the American legal starting the Australian for the American League he'll areas. No from. It it it's Lee speechless. I there's no way to have seen this coming. He showed the flashes last year with all right? This guy can be good. But I think we're all right. He could be a really dominant reliever something, but right to see him becoming everything. Alright yams motor. I thought I heard y'all something but to see him become the dominant starting pitcher that has its Bamble to give the length and that that's just God being Anki fan. Anky van Dyke's have all these injuries. What do we do? We'll just make this guy Dominque over on the best starting pitcher of all time. I think we might need to make shirt, I don't I don't want to jinx him. But Sunday's are the Mingo or somewhere? I saw someone tweeted, but the problem is you can only wear that only make sense when he starts on Sundays. But if he pitched on a Sunday, man, that's that's a that's the shirt to wear. You don't think anything else? That one. His battery mate. Gary Sanchez has the sided to retake the world for his own. He is just ripping the fucking cover off the ball entered today in his last six games with a quick five. Homers and ten RBI's three sixty four batting average with a ten ninety one fifteen thirty one opium. There was nothing. You can do as a pitcher against Gary Sanchez right now, you might as well as intentionally walk him given some Barry Bonds treatment because I mean, he's just destroyed. He's he's on time with every pitch. You're not going to fool him. You don't have eight twenty thousand Gary Sanchez for anyone out there that believe that that guy in eighty eight games wherever how it was. And I'm talking about Jared corrobos and a lot of the people who gave up on this guy. Now, I mean, obviously we lost out to. But I always say true Trudeau say give him next year. This is not going to continue into next year. We both said that multiple times care. I never wanted to marry traded. Never never never never. Maybe I wanted him to sit down a few times for role mind to clear his head just a mental mess last year. But the whole offseason he took everything the heart. The guys is motivated. He his crushing baseball's. I think the difference is you're allowed to have gotten really frustrated and mad at Gary last year and been like, Gary sucks this year. I had all those starts, but I still maintain that. He wasn't going to be that player forever. When he had suck last year. He was a bad baseball player. I have no problem saying that what you know in the back of my head. I knew all right. He's not a one eighty hit a forever. He will eventually figure it out. And you got a stick with a guy like this. Because you know, just at that. I'm trying to think in all my time as Yankee fan, maybe a rod at some points. But when when he's hot is there anyone hotter. No, no. I don't think. So there's not I mean right now at maybe a rod I mean, even judge like in twenty seventeen when he'd get hot. He never be quite as hot as Gary is now or you know, when Gary was in in two thousand sixteen when he came up. Gary terrifies Red Sox fans, not many Yankees in the last decade terrorize Red Sox fans like when you when I say Gary name in front of Coley. He like flinches like, Gary like that is not a name you want up at the plate. And I remember Bill Simmons. Remember lights was laughing about how bad is. I mean, that's. I mean, that's yeah. That's the best. I'll ever look like on camera just saying like watch out dairies coming tonight. And then fights like you'd think Gary Sanchez is going to save that hit two runs at night. It's just yeah. Idiot. We got a nice quote here. We're gonna have to play game. Everybody's gonna play play along with us. It's all going to think in your head, Tom you're gonna guess who said this quote. Gary Sanchez sucks like actually sucks and makes your team worse. I love when Yankees fans act like he was supposed to be your savior. You're under five hundred since he came back who said that quote when was it said said last year. But. He said this. He said the same thing to me in the off season. He said the same thing to me couple of weeks ago. Would it by any chance? Be a man who calls himself the rocket. Yes. It would it would be Jerry corrobos the rocket himself. What a fucking idiot. So Stewart an idiot. What we get out of a national baseball journalist if he wanted to say that as a red sock fan. That's all right. You know, you're allowed to hit your rival. But if someone who holds himselves to a higher steam as someone who says, he's barstools national baseball journalists, I would expect the man to know a little bit more about baseball. You would think a guy would know Gary Sanchez is I two years and twenty sixteen twenty seventies. I like full years it kit. Fifty three home runs combined in one hundred forty RBI's under thirty you think a guy who called the national beach writer would know about those years and think oh, well eighty games being injured and having mental issues being untrustworthy buying the plate would get so guy maybe has an off year. And maybe that's not the guy. That's going to happen. Hit me what how will the twenty five twenty six. Right. Something around the area. Twenty six I in my history. Watching sports a guide isn't who's twenty five twenty six who was had two years where he's basically like the best position player in the history of sport that guy doesn't just disappear because of one really bad season. So for any of you who really gave up on him and said trae Gary Sanchez shame on you. Because this man is a monster. And he ain't gonna stop. He's he's healthy. He did you see this man busting around. Second base today going I third on a single he feet. So you're gonna add that tool to his toolbox house just going to be a speed demon. He's a five tool player now. I mean, he's just been hiding it this whole time. I'm not even like being sarcastic here. He was fucking flying from second and third flying throwing him out. No one a love him. I love this, man. Fuck the fuck everyone who said he lazy. We all. Did we all said he was ladies? So fuck, but the man has put all of that. Now still think I think a lot I'm not gonna. Take away criticism from him last year because I still think he deserved all the criticism about last year. Yeah. He's he's been great this year where it's okay to praise them people who thought he would never be good again. Those people are dumb. But I love what he's doing this year. But I'm not going to still totally excuse last year four. Yeah. You're not crowding, and that's understandable. I mean, it is may fifth recording this, but there's a different player behind the plate than it was last year that is for certain, and we're very happy for that considering all the injuries we're gonna need carry Voight and Mickey and glacier to pretty much the same on their backs. The next couple of weeks until we get everyone else back. Nice to see Mickey out there had a few hits here. And there. Defensively don't need to see him out there. Could you could h him for the rest of his first of eternity? I mean, this is going to be a real issue is he? Guys, thinking the debate. We had you know in the off season of do we saw Machado. Right. And then you decide to knots on Machado because you're confident that indoor's defense is better. But I mean, you can't come back worse than that. I just had just roll did make the one nice play as I era. He made a nice play. Right. Charging on the ball. But that's second throw was so bad. So bad right now the way the team is constructed with all the injuries. There's no excuse. There's no reason to not have him just DHA date have right but covering on. August might have a problem. A real problem. Whatever healthy. Yeah. Now out of what you do. Now. I think GIO will come back to earth because all the nerds or backing up and saying like he hasn't changed as a hitter. He's getting very look every like pretty much fifty percent of the batted balls. He puts him play our hits you getting extremely lucky. Defense. Not are what you might see you need or spell it hit three fifty and all, but if you can even hit low two hundred two to forty or something with that defense, you almost take. Yeah. I mean, just put the ball in play. That's all we need. And that's all he does seems to just be a line drive machine. At this point. He's not gonna hit twenty five home runs. But you know, just be a contact. I and move the runners and do your job as an eight or nine hitter. And while you're going to be MVP defensively third base. So yeah, I mean, we're going to have an issue. I think you might turn into something where in August-September mcghee's coming out of games in the fifth or sixth inning. Which is you know, that sucks. But and you gotta do that you get Geos glove in there 'cause Geos know how to make errors. So it's interesting things. Yeah. But I mean, that's six innings. We do have in there. And then you're only going to get him for two or three at bats. I dunno and ideal world he just becomes better defender in ideal world, they merged their forces together and just become like the Manny Machado, basically. The unofficial the play Machado mates at short. But it was just absolutely preposterous. If only guy like that who did have both the hitting and defensive prowess. Manny Machado had been available. Yeah. I've kind of done like complaining about that though. Like it's worked out so far or shell has been a blessing in this guy's now. In two years. We might be like fuck like who knows where this is going to go with mcgee's defense, and whatever seems to not be really improving, but for now, I think we're okay for now. And the roster is built right now where we can survive with Mickey being the that will mean void at I pretty much every single game. But I'm comfortable with that to be this to be honest, at least. Yeah, I'm getting more and more confident in void at first defensively. I think he is too. And I know we put in the work so good for him. Good on him. One more guy were talk about real quick Tommy Canley as sensually become the best reliever. Baseball history. He now has eleven straight appearances without allowing a hit or run. That's the longest streak in Yankees history. Which is crazy. So yeah. Like Mariana Raritan do that. I marry outta when you would think him delegates would've thought could have done it. Because I mean, he has so many outings where there's no-balls get put in place, either walks or strikeouts. I thought he might have done it. I it's it's it's crazy. I mean, he is a great pitcher. But he doesn't have the most Tommy Kaley. Best stuff in the Orleans automotive e-e-e-e-no or out a nice change of. It's got a good chain. Right. But I don't know what he's you know. What's changed? But whatever the hell it is. It's working fifty batters faced this year. Two runs. Four hits one home run six walks. Eighteen strikeouts. Twelve point four six k per nine another quick stat here. He's the third pitcher in baseball history to record at least one strikeout, but not allow a hit or run eleven straight relief appearances joining her Nesto free airy and Koji U-Haul. Era, just three days. You would never think there could be on that list that recent guys too. Yeah. Absolutely bizarre. One more thing. I came across today deal Mayhew is twelve or twenty five with runners in scoring position. I mean, that's insane. That's I mean, that's exactly hitting keys knee. That's what they lacked last year. Oh, by the way, we didn't talk about talking about this. But just did you get a chance to watch a Rod's video on just how to hit? No, whereas girl. Like a minute version is on Instagram. But then there's like a seven minute long version, it's YouTube channel, it's really fascinating. He's talking about how the analytics of launch angle and everything or kind of overrated, and that you shouldn't be trying to you know, uppercut on a ball because it leads to more swings and misses he was like, you know, what I did my whole career was I just attacked the ball quickest way from point A point B, try to stay on top of the baseball hit may Carter Khattak make more line drives. And some critics responding me. Like, no a-rod look at your film through your career. You did sort of have that upper cut launch angle at some points saying that nobody was talking about. Fine lines are knows what he talked about. When it comes to hitting who's talked about how important contacted. It was this that blew me away, by the way, which I didn't know I think I'm quoting it. Right. Three of the last four World Series. Champions have been. I in the league in contact last in the league strikeouts or something like that. Yeah. I mean, you think back to the royals. Royals for sure I know the Astros. Did it? I guess the Red Sox to write socks never struck out. And they just they said contact. I mean, almost what you think rod should be you're hitting coach or manager GM something owner. Yup. Own the team, do whatever you want. I will follow you into whatever you wanna go. Whatever path. Some sad news. Luke void streak ended. I really thought it was just never gonna end using to walk me to just really we got this isn't sane and he's like twelve away from rod, whatever. But ended forty two I don't want to say it was my fault. But I wore my Luke void shirt into the stadium on Saturday and an end so. Fault. Yeah. That's on me. We're not gonna talk about that the Mets lost eighteen that you see Kevin's fixers of every inning. What his face looks like. A little bit. Yeah. That's already suicidal. It's unbelievable. Stephen matches has nerve damage in his arm, or whatever it is. They're terrible. Oh, five hundred they're done. Already sister. Always happened. So fast to where. Reason we're all of a sudden say all right? They're hanging around five hundred may be game to above five hundred. There's always just one series or not even following this series that closely which is the Mets fans I follow on Twitter having a complete meltdown. Like, this is it. This is the end of the season pretty much the end of the seas. Like they really comes apart in one series the entire their entire season. Basically false part Frank the tank had a tweet during the red series. It was just predicting the next three games who was like Tuesday. Eight to to to grab hurt after two rain delays like Wednesday. Syndergaard eleven runs looks like twelve to Thursday, eight nothing. He's just so depressed and takes tweets miserable tweets fantastic. He's actually lost his mind enough where he said he'd Senate tweet today saying Lucas Duda is basically look void that the same person. I mean, it's crazy taken by the way met fans, they're really a mean and vicious. I mean, I've always said there sewerage. There there little garbage. And but that's me. That's just me saying that I don't I don't mean offence by that. But they could be a really mean and vicious bunch. I tweeted out the box score the game Esther edges said great game of baseball. Gotta love the sport. Just baseball purist. Enjoying an eighteen inning game of baseball. That's I I actually didn't even realize it was the Mets had lost that game. I just saw eighteen innings tweet that out and then people these these vicious Sura responding. You can't drive on the highway. You don't even smoke to maximum security, your own mother wouldn't Fletch. If you killed yourself talk to you Tommy worry about Daniel Jones, you bum. What it just mean? And this group of people I didn't even realize it was the Mets game. See your bubble. Even foot should be killed yourself. It's so mean wanna fan base? Fan base that that's why you guys have suffered for thirty years. That's why you're one of those pathetic laughingstock franchise in all sports is because you guys really a bunch of mean, really bad people just so relevant. This like I have a group chat with buddies and like half fans have for Mets fans. And it's so funny for April may show out the mystic, they they think they can they think they're going to run away division. They're going to be a best pitching team ever, Pete Alonzo's. Basically Barry Bonds ball, blah. Oh, what's his McNeil third? He doesn't get out. And then it's just all over by may and June. This don't even talk anymore. They don't have anything talk about Jerry Mealey's pitching two innings a game for them miserable. This miserable people. Yeah. So they they deserve to lose an innings after having lead in the in the innings. They lost the game. That was perfect. Fuck them. I guess we'll get to the Mike Ford interview. Now elfin the room. Yeah. He was sent down. We kinda had listen these replacement guys these minor league is called up when it's just like logic that when the major league players are going to get healthy, you know, they're going to get AAA Mike Ford. I thought actually in his time up here his batting average was in crazy, but got on base. A lot works a lot accounts. I think fans is a whole really enjoyed his at bats in his time here. Hopefully, he'll be back up here. I think I think he's earned that shot. I think he's already done more than Greg bird is done like ever. In terms of like, the happy, you know, obviously bar had that one home run like in nineteen forty but same thing that crossed my mind. It's all people talk about him. It's apparently one home run in his bought you a decade of just hitting nothing. Just get fuck on my face, someone deemed us use it all the we're talking about right now. Would you rather healthy Greg bird, healthy ellsbury? I kill myself berry. Yeah. Yeah. But then we have to pay him. But then it's not really our money. So I guess. Yeah. Healthy ellsbury, we forgot about that. Yeah. But Ford, you know, he was sent he said down. We even brought it up in the interview at the very end. Like just a thought process of every day. You never know. You know, someone gets healthy you get set down. That's just part of baseball. That was not us putting a curse on him. We did not put a curse the short porch. Curses gun because mom was really good. Clint Frazier's back Monday pretty God. And he's playing an all star level Tyler way to still baseball. So that's good Johnstone still doing his thing. Ryan ruko. He's having success. So don't you fucking pin that short porch person? It's not us. Not. No. I mean, we we had an idea that Ford would probably be getting sent down more guys get healthy. He was gonna get sent down. Whether we interviewed him or not. I mean, that's just how it was. So the way we were thinking about it is what while he still up to your wise in New York City. They got an off day. Let's get him in out because he is still a pro baseball player. Major league baseball player and some interesting stuff to talk about. And I think you guys will. Enjoy the interview and we're going to see them up here. Again. 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They throw it out the need it. It's free. So Indochino dot com. Promo code short, any premium shoot for just three hundred seventy nine dollars incredible deal for premium made-to-measure suit. Once you go custom you don't go back and now, Mike Ford. We now welcome. A man who waited one thousand nine hundred sixty seven at bats to get his call to the major leagues. He's the son of two doctors was born on the fourth of July and has the eye of Joey Votto at the plate. Ladies and gentlemen, number thirty six Ford. Thanks for having me. Get what's going on man. True. Good intro. I worked on that a little. Mike, actually, our first institute guest and also the last guest will ever have in the old office because this place is crumbling down. And we're moving offices next week. You picked like the worst day to may become the office ever. All right, nothing at all. So man, I mean you spent so much time in the minors. He get here. I mean, how surreal is the last few weeks. It's been crazy. Yeah. It's just been kind of kind of a blur. But try to take every every bit in then I can you know, grownup Yankees fan too. Pretty pretty awesome to get my first hit their play my first game there. Get that family around two awesome. You're part of the group. That's been called the next man up Anki. What is it been like in the clubhouse the last couple of weeks? They're feeling. All right. We got step up and carry the load for always injure guys. Yeah. I think you know, the the veteran guys that are still there, you know, being either hurt still or kind of in the lineup as well. Just kind of. Polity of you know, just do your job that day that you can don't try to do too much just get your job done. And and we'll still win. Who do you who you noticed like take a leadership role obviously judges travel with the team he's going to probably do that non from the media? Really? You know, he does he does it silently. But anyone else I really stepped up in the last couple of weeks and taking that role maybe eight or something guard is a huge presence in the clubhouse. Awesome guy to be around can really pick your pick his brain, especially for you know, younger guys that are just coming up. He's been he's been a great source of info for me. And you know, mainly all the guys. Honestly, it's it's kind of all the veteran guys have kinda try to help out make people comfortable, and that's been awesome. Is it true? That are in judges hitting coach now. He helps out a little bit here and there, but Marcus and PJ got that under wraps pretty well. What have you thought of Poon so far how how is his managerial style house he'd been able to keep spirits up despite you know, everyone being down with the injuries? I just you know, he he's he's got a relaxed vibe to them. He's really easy to talk to and you know, for younger guys. That's that's really nice. I mean, it's kind of the running of a lotta guys coming up that, you know, just like you said the next man up so just kind of managing that and sticking with his main guys and making us feel comfortable has been a big thing you are in the same draft this judge. He's pretty much been your guy over the last, you know, when spring training all that. What is he been like to you personally over these last few weeks, even before then like where you're in doubt of ever getting the caller all that. What's judge judges impact been like for you? I mean, he's he's just an awesome person. Man. You can't say enough. Good about him. He really is the guy that he puts on you know, to the public. He's he's that person. So just to all the guys that kind of are in the same draft class. He's always been there always helped out. And even you know, he's the biggest name in New York. And he's still at same. Did. Did you live with him in spring or your neighbors with him? Is that what you down the street? I mean. Yeah, he has place. But no, I mean, we're all kind of in the same section just. Yeah. He's close. Gotcha. What was is? There hasn't been a guy that's been the biggest shock to you in the clubhouse. I know you said we talked before. And how it's like not really introducing yourself to the new guys because like you you've been with these guys in spring and all that, but has been shot like, oh, this guy's like this in the majors or any of that change like that not really I mean, just like I said earlier like I kind of either played with a lot of guys or you know, it's kind of a lot of guys I first time too. So it's it's kind of a comfortable environment. And then builder guys just kind of. At all of us and try to show us what to do. So it's not like a like a new kid in school resend up the front of class b like, hey, guys on Mike just organically happens everyone. Yeah. I think it hells that there's a lot of new guys there. But. I still feel like I'm not in the right place at any point. But you know, sitting at my locker like, I should be somewhere, right? I should be in a bus. Should I be in the cage? Then my missing something other than that. That's just personally. So what's been the coolest amenity? So far the major leagues where you got. Like, oh, this is something I did not have in thousand bats AAA minor leagues. Everything literally night and day. But. Now. I mean, they they New York the Yankees do such a great job with everything here. You know, two flights the hotel's food. I don't think I've like eaten in New York yet the food. So get him so much get like, whatever you want, right. Yeah. Yeah. There's like a pre pre menu. And then everything's like awesome. After that sets. It's not. I always wonder I in college I worked at a radio station or as a credential journalists. No big deal. I was able to go in the club in the locker room where like you have media access, and there was always a back room and people would always emerge from that backroom those mysterious because we weren't allowed back in there. What what happens in that that back clubhouse room? It seems like it just might be the greatest place on earth. I think it's just certain sections of they don't want people. See, and I guess what's in there. What are you guys hiding? I don't think media's load in the food room. No. Yeah. And then training room is is a no to but nothing too crazy. Just kinda just kinda more space. The day before you got called up I took to the Twitter sphere. And I said just randomly said twelve forty eight pm on April fifteenth, Mike four down AAA shofar non games, four seventy one five twenty five ten twenty nine five homers, fourteen Rb is he plays first base in it's impossible to produce less than Greg bird. Not on the forty man. But I think I could find a certain frustration the sets the sun for him just saying the next day, your call up how much credit you give me for the call Cashman's on Twitter somewhere. You know? I think. It just don't get. I guess circumstances. Just the line perfectly for that one. But say geo was praising your lot though down there because they asked him about Lodhi grow. And he was like I mean, he shouldn't be here. Then he brought you up out of nowhere. Just seems like that type of guy obviously, he's in Milwaukee now confirms again his chance what was it like being Geos teammate in how he bought the street fighter game. And all that. Yeah. He I mean, he was so great those we call them dead for a little bit. You know, he like he got us all shoes, you know. Just a great, dude. And you could pick his brain to. And and you know, it's interesting when a guy that has that much time, you know, as his plan in on a trip player roster just trying to get back. And I mean, not that he was trying to get back as basically his spring training for them. But. Just awesome to have around and. Just like pro through and through you know, and to get the praise from him like that that was that was awesome that night. What other major league guys came through on rehab assignments or whatever three years in the minors. Jeeter hat, some a-rod driver who did you run into my first night third day ever after I signed jeeter was rehabbing in Staten Island. And I was like a walked in to black out as us like someone born here and he ended up taking live EP on the field. And I was like is this going to happen like every day that was pretty awesome. But just a ton of guys Hicks is rehabbed with with teams I've been on a bunch kind of filter through last year. We had so much. Big-league service time on our AAA roster. Even just on a regular and yet Lynn there for a little bit. You had Ali Perot is just a ton of experience. So they do a great job with that to get in some older guys into the triple lock room to to help the younger guys gonna do you like meat jeeter that tech? Yeah. Yeah. He was great. He was very nice. It was like the day before he came back. So he didn't he just did free workout stuff? And then and then left counter, I'm thinking about geo. Now, it's like he's never gotten hurt in his career. Why didn't we just make him the head SAF training stuff could work? I mean. Well, then again, Mike be here. We want my care. So. To your mind to your call up, the nineteen hundred sixty seven games of his at bats five or sixty one games. What is that like in that call? I mean you've been waiting so long. Sure, there was doubt at some point. It would be crazy. Didn't have any doubt. What is it like? Yeah. Especially kinda last year with the Seattle row. Five not working out. I was like us this something that's going to work. You know, do I have to make an adjustment my life. But now I just kind of came into this year tried to stress free just tried to enjoy my time with my teammates. And it kinda worked out where the stars aligned and getting a phone call. I was like crazy. I was the only one left in the clubhouse other than me my two buddies. And I couldn't tell anyone that night. So I was like. I just wanna post it. But I can't mom was traveling with you or something. No. She had just left Scranton. Yeah. She was driving back with my uncles. You just came up for for the drought. My car off actually. So the night. I got called up my cars now in Scranton. So that was convenient. But yes, just it was it was crazy. I got the, you know, tell my parents, and my brother, and and, you know, close close people that I knew anything, but to get the news from my whole coaching staff that I've known for a long time, and you know, to get this year that with them. And then my my two really good friends that were in the close with me still is awesome. You mentioned the rule five draft at the Mariners was at that moment. Or was there any other moment where you really did almost think about giving up is this ever going to happen? And if so what pushed you keep going. Yeah. I think there's definitely a few times, you know, injuries. Obviously are terrible side of thumb surgery. And. Fifteen. Yes. Fifteen or sixteen sixteen that was tough to get through, you know. And then. Yeah, the rule five not working out getting some back the last day of camp. It was like I think it was like twelve hours away from thinking I was on a big league roster and that didn't work out. So, you know, coming back changing coast different things like that was definitely probably the toughest toughest point. But just like I said, I was going to give it one more year having org out. Both your parents are doctors yet, and my brother never ever pressure. Hey, like, you could just go to medical school figuring this. I always said nothing with medicine not for me. So you went to Princeton, and you're smarter than probably anybody. You come across. I'm just I'm average. But no, I I like I like business finance. So I probably looking something like that. Okay. In terms of your patience at the plate. I mean, it's honestly like it's the thing that that caught my eye when you come up, and like it had been I think two games until you got your first hit. But I was just like give it time guys to to the Twitter to the Twitter sphere. And I was like you could just see every time you're up it's two to three two and you might start to. But you you never chase. And it's you know, it's been through your whole career thinking to minor league career you walked more time you struck out which is just crazy, especially the stage. What leads to that patients because not many people have at these days. Yeah. I think that's just my game plan. And I've I've just tried to stick to it. I was really nervous in the Boston series. I was gonna tend shit. I was like oh God said Jared like I we were right behind the Yankee dugout. No big deal. And I was like holy fuck like four get his debut right now. Two men on hit you up and you're like, yeah. Yeah. That's as close. Yeah. So I was like I mean, they're going to be the hero or zero real quick. And you were told to get ready right yet. Yeah. And so that kind of helped the next day just kinda give me comfortable. I got the heart rate up. I had to settle it down. And then starting the next day. It was kind of just kind of I was a lot more relaxed. So just tried to stay within myself. I think I got got a little bit outside of myself one game in LA and punched out like three times or something bad. But yeah, just to shut it down. Not good bitches. If it's not something looking for even if it's zone. It's only one strike. So can you teach the rest of the team the strategy because they love the strikeout maybe not this year as much as last year. But last year is like Jesus Christ. We doing here. How quickly do you decide? Like, all right. I'm taking this pitch. I mean, I know you pay barely anytime. I mean, it's just kind of one of the things that happens. It's yes. Yes. Yes. Until it's a no, but. You know, there's so much information about each pitcher. Now, if you do your homework, it's not a guessing game, but you can kind of play along with what you think he's thinking. So like one guy would just face like seventy five percent slider and his Kaysone is twenty three percent or something. Oh, too. So it's like, okay, educated guests. Yeah. I'm probably not going to swing decider that right here. Are you big on somewhat? Yeah. Not not enormous on it. But I think that while they definitely help my game. But I think they're a validation more than just completely sticking to. But I think they can help. We mentioned your time at Princeton twenty thirteen. I player Ivy league history to win player player and pitcher of the year. What ended up pushing you into being more of a hitter than a pitcher Harry so good at both. The fuck. No. I mean, that's one of the big reasons, I chose Princeton that in in the coaches are Scott, Bradley, he was allowing me to do. Both. A lot of other offers were one way or the other. I didn't really know which one would become the better option, and it just kind of happened where majority of scouts, and you know, we've you Moore's a hitter towards the end of college. So I just kind of left it up to them. I like playing every day. So it's it's been a good fit. We'll see if I get inning. It's think maybe in Anaheim. There was a chance. There was definitely talked about. Yeah. Yeah. So we'll see. I mean, I think it was a joke. But. I know I know so it was getting thin. So I I was getting look cited. But yeah, we'll see how fast can you pump? Our? I've no idea right now ninety something like that maybe close top out at I was like eighty eight ninety two. I mean, college high school is a little harder. But. Yeah. I call a week at he's pitching and games. And but like not as joke like we need innings here. Yeah. It was. I was like oh God. Damn. So you're from jersey parents Yankee fans hold poll family Yankee fans. Yeah. It's more. My brother got me into being a Yankees fan, my dad's kinda just like he likes sports, but you know, not crazy got it. And then my mom is just kinda like, my mom. I think they got a lot of airtime that night. So. One of the saw them who was your guy growing up your favorite Yankee growing up really liked watching Tino boy, and it's been awesome to get to know him throughout kind of the years and the organization, but jeeter was one my guy what house Tino health do through yours. He's really easy to talk to you know, and like just shocked you how easy these guys are to talk to these amazing players. He's helped me on the defensive side more than more than more than anything. You mentioned your parents getting airtime on TV, we got to meet them. And I mean, they've obviously been with you, you know, little league high school college, minor leagues majors what has that journey been like for for them through, you know, being there throughout everything and how happy were they or it's all right now, we go to major league games Yankee Stadium. Yeah. I mean, I can't thank them enough for everything they did for me up and everything. But you know, they've always been my support them in my brother brothers having a kid really soon. So he couldn't make it to that game. But he was there the night before. So I mean, just you know, three of them have really been there for me. Everything's I think it was kind of like a relief for all of us. Like, okay, we can relax now. You know, and it's been been really nice for will. You relieve that your parents have a moment like Harvey's parents did where his dad. I haven't seen it yet. So. It was. It kinda just like that's Joe Harvey. It seems like he's a psycho in the and just like, I don't know it just all fit together. So perfect. Three time the minor leagues. So many years. Most shouldn't guy come across teammate. Anyone just like guy who just? Oh, yeah. Weird KYW interesting. I find Cain Lee hilarious. So I'd probably say gamely what what kinda shit that? He pulled on there. Just. I heard he would kick soccer balls people from like across the room. That's what who told us that. Oh Rogers, Josh Rogers, tell us that. I mean, just he he he's just hilarious, man. I. Much more red bull thing. I had a that. He's cut it down. Yeah. He's trying to get him on your ask him about. How are you alive? Right. Cute thing of one thing. He did. All right. This guy is a menace. He's just. He's just really. He he goes hard on everything. All right. I'll say. Say on the mound, and he gets his job done. And it's awesome. Okay. Cool in your time in the minor leagues. When I'm sure you were in, you know, a bunch of different cities as you know, on the road at home. What's the worst city you ever had to play in? We're like what the hell I do in here where city. Worst hotel is definitely Augusta Georgia that was the worst hotel. Okay. It was just terrible is quality in. I think. It was awful. Yeah. Not quality. And it was my first road trip in Charleston too. So that was that was nice in fourteen. We're city. I, you know, it's it's more about like is the hotel closer to food or not in the minor leagues. Yeah. It's like can I get something to eat prior to going to the field or do? I have to like drive mile so anywhere, that's foods around your generally, pretty happy. The whole rule five Seattle and coming back here. I honestly like we go back and forth with messaging, but it was a point where you were on the Anki Instagram said you're so on the Mariners, and I was so confused. Oh, you argument about it. He was like, no. He's on the Instagram says on the matters better than the internet. Yeah. I just I don't know. I don't get on their very much a little bit more lately. But not not too much. I change it back. So we're good. What was it like coming back to the Yankees though, from their use like, oh here, we go again or like, I have a chance. Now, you think I think just getting picked and it was a little bit of Dacian. But it was definitely like here we go again. And you know, I knew it would be going back to Scranton. And you know, that was fine, but just to have to change coast change my life, and, you know, thinking, it'd be one place, and then going to different place, you know, Seattle Scranton's. Yeah. Yeah. Completely different lifestyle. So I said before that you wouldn't have gotten into being a doctor probably would have gone to business finance. But if you weren't playing baseball, and you had a job you actually, enjoy no one actually wants to go into business finance. What what would that be? Maybe like so one of my big hobbies is fishing. So maybe like, you know, charter captain or something. Just think I mean, honestly, we're like. I think I think I would enjoy a job in like a front office position to at some point. So saying something something. Yeah. Exactly. Right. What was it like witnessing CC's three thousand strikeout? This that whole moment and being part of the club for that. Yeah. I mean that was crazy. You know, really happy for him and really happy. We're we're able to go out on the field all all congratulate them, and we didn't win that night. But it was kind of like who cares? Yeah. Not to say that. But like, yeah, it was like, you know, that that day was about him and his moment, and it's such an accomplishment. It's crazy. So we're all as as a podcast. We're just forgetting the series just boring. Nothing happened. It's fine. Like Dundee using count records. Tommy of anything else asked. Yes. Did you have a fort growing up like a car? I never know. All right Ainley. Cooling during their four. No never. The worst. Would you think sterling's call has run call? So I didn't know the reference so I had to go back. But you know, now that just getting a call by him as amazing than sock, man. Yeah. It's kind of just taking on a life of his own. It gives him like some character. Now getting to meet in the next day after he called, it was pretty awesome. So he is a wild man person. I tell you that much is just when we call them the phone. It was just like. Yeah. Man, as we close the show assume at some point unless the curse just stays forever. There were to get some people back healthy. I mean, does seems like how life works this possibility. Like, you can get sent down and come back up. You know, it could be back and forth. How're you like preparing not preparing? But like what you metality everyday knowing. That's a it's a very, you know, there's a possibility for anybody cute the bags back. I guess is the best thing to say now just try to keep it simple. Take it day by day. Enjoy the time that's here. And try to do something to keep me or another day. You know? Anything I can do to help. That's gotta. Yeah. I saw Joe's interview. So he's like if he needed me to carry bats. Although at this they here, I'm kinda in the same boat. Whatever you want me to do all do. But you know, it's it's just something that you have to deal with especially as as a guy that's going to go up and down a younger guy with injuries on a team. So just kinda take it one day at a time whenever it happens. It happens. You go down, you know, you continue to work better. And then hopefully, come back up better to do that. Then just be down there, you know, better V fishing than one hundred percent hundred percent, you know, being on being on the forty man of team is a is a big deal, you know, and that's that's a huge start. And then you know to get the call up another another big start. And then just try to stay. I think even caught a lot of people's eyes with your patients the plate. And I think the numbers are gonna come. Once you get enough at Batson, man. I wish you all the best your do. We met you down in spring training. You. Came down the us. I don't think anyone's ever who will ever come down to Austin meet us whenever that was cool. But yeah, all wish you all success in the world. And and hopefully, we go in a fucking World Series. And you're part of it would love with love that also we're calling this Thursday. So I just like to say this will air Monday. Congratulations on your sweep of the Minnesota Twins because we just don't lose. All right, Mike for her buddy. Thanks. Thanks in from was awesome. Once again, thanks to Mike Ford. Awesome story coming check out the last few days in the office. We're now going to new office Monday places absolute shit holds a miracle. Even got the interview done didn't think any- anything the work. I don't even know if Mike you're still there. Everything's just been crazy the last few days, but thank my for giving us time for that. Great interview. I thought and we hope to see him again. I think we will would you give it ninety five percents. I said ninety nine point nine percent chance that will see him in the majors with the Anki. Again. I agree with that. All right. So now, we're gonna go to some DMZ got a few good ones here before we do that. I wanna talk to you guys about hellofresh. We talked about the suit Indochino. That's that's one part of life next is eating eating very important. 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Oh my God. Green beans over your jasmine rice. And you got some chicken perfect glaze perfect. And I cooked it and I felt important. I was like holy shit. I'm part of life now cooking meals. So here's the deal for eighty dollars off your first month of hellofresh, go to hellofresh dot com slash porch. Eighty that's porch eighty so Tello fresh H E L L O F R E S, H dot COM such porch eighty eighty and and it's great. So you're gonna get eighty dollars off your first month, which is basically twenty dollars off your first four boxes. So go to hellofresh dot com slash porch. Eighty and let's get cooking because it's time to eat. Right. And hellofresh brings that to you. All right. Let's do some DM's Thomas. Well, we got here. This comes from Andhra Mundy's. I think that's his name. How many all-stars do you think the Yankees are going to have this year? And he mentioned three her mom Canley. Gary laughably didn't include Voight, which is disgusting. I think her mom absolutely could be an all star. Obviously he might start. Can lease. I you gonna find me a reliever whose pitch better and Tommy Kaelin this year. I'm all ears. But I don't think you're gonna find one so far and Gary was my prediction for the when we did our early season predictions. And I mean, I think he's gonna start the all star game Wilson contrasts, your your bold prediction that Gary was gonna make the all star team. Let's one the mixture. Hey, there were also some people who did not think that was even in the realm of the possibility also Ryan Rubio's prediction of Chad green having a huge year. Not great. And that that has that already. Just incorrect again, if he comes back and is great. You can't be sent to the triple and had that prediction be true. And Aaron judge having the best season Yankee history tough when he's not going to be back till the all star break. So Ryan, we're not great art, right? We love you Ryan. And what was your you said Tanaka Cy Young, I guess the possible but to make our last. Months guy. So I was another one I said that if it's not to knock it will be Domingo's. Did you say that? Yeah. All right. I'll take your word for it. So I've got four you didn't say, no, I honestly. Yeah. Okay. So my correct. So I got four I think that's I think voice can be a first baseman. I think her mom is going to be starting pitcher on the team off. He's gonna start or whatever. But you know, it's still early. We still got what a month and a half two months. And then I think Arab you star in Canley will be there. So at least four I think if you get hurt he had a good chance to and he still might win. Once it is. Honestly, it's so early him. It's so I'd say those four have good really good shot lookout his right now. I think Frazier as a good chance becomes back. I think even teams packs and misses a few starts if he comes back like he was he'd have a good chance to make it as a starter Tanaka cook could talk has been good. He still could make a starter. They have a good amount of today like seven or eight guys that have a chance right now. Maybe four or five on end up making. Yeah. Yeah. Let's see here Miryam as I'd like to hear about your made predictions for the podcast. Who do you think we'll have a big month? Who do you think will flop both the keys an MLB as in by the way, who are your names we throwing around for? So let's just make it simple. Who do you think is gonna be MVP of the team in met? Well, it's hard to not pick Gary Sanchez. Yeah. I mean, we tough around that those part. But if we want to make it a little, you know, if we say say, let's say from here on for may fifth on. Say I'll still take out because I don't think he's gonna stay hot. And he's healthy for now. Which is more than what a lot of people say give me giving labour. I'll take labor is really hot hitting trick. Yeah. He's are. They said today's something for his last something, I forget what it exactly is. It was impressive. Oh, really? They said he was something I left something. Yeah. What what as fifty something along those lines? The L take labor. I think he's hot. And he's Shukan off whatever the hell is going on for those two weeks where he just couldn't hit anything. But nice. We haven't there. He seems to be hitting pretty nicely that little four whole we got him in. So no hate that. Yeah. Hopefully, and then pitching wise. That will working news the Anki of one. Buck. You Minnesota is called tastic. Who's better enough? Nobody. Okay. Nother DM here as we roll around. Yes. Interesting. This causes some thoughts from CARA with a K with the Severino timeline update. Who do you think comes back to the team first Chevy or monk Gumri? Do you see Montgomery coming back and making as much of an impact in twenty seventeen. Can you tell a big Monte fem ELO the work pre she goes? I don't know really where Montgomery fits right now. Right. Jimmy paxton's fine in a couple starts. I'm gonna take sevi- because in their timelines are similar Severino might even be a little sooner. Also, we know Severino is healthy that he's that severing going right into the rotation. Montgomery even if he's fully healthy there might not be a spot from the rotation. Right. Yeah. I don't know where his role is right now. He could also be a reliever say a long reliever guy, whatever. But there's also really maybe not a spot for him there too. Wanting. I if see them wanting to just haven't built his arm backup AAA start there for a while. So I think we'll ever know star game for the New York Yankees the pro team for we do Montgomery, man. I got I was daydreaming just now a little bit. Adding Severino to this rotation is just gonna Severino can come back and be that ace that we know holy shit, man. Like Domingo's sevi- Paxton, we're not we haven't even gotten in the kenaka Tanaka show. And then hap got figure shit out that star on Saturday. It was not great. He gives up a lot of home runs. He was victimized by this report shut outdoor porch. But still to be about on that I'll get into a big fight with Red Sox fans on savage trying to bus some balls because the shortest home run in April was by his name's Dmitri young. And it went three hundred ten feet down the right around the pesky pole. And it was like I did the upper case lower case thing it was like oh Yankee Stadium is a little league park and and their their comeback to him. It was like it is a little parking. I was like, I know I fucking that's our podcast. It's called the short porch. Like what he like, we fully the thing is we fully embrace our park and all parks. You know, we're not discriminative, torch parks. We that's the beauty of baseball's. You can design your anyway, you want some are stupid summer, ridiculous, whatever. But it's so lame to for to me if you complain about dimensions on a park in. Oh what a bitch. Boy, homerun, buddy. You have also the same opportunities. We do to hit a home run over that fence. It's not like it's not like you're playing at the polo grounds. When we're playing Yankee Stadium. Like, I don't understand. I do not understand a lot there. So stupid. The Red Sox are so fucking stupid. I don't get. It's crazy. We all the time every game Anki stadium. The other team gets twenty seven outs with the same exact dimension. So it's a different team every three days or so. But the ankles opponent always has deal to increase pitchers always have to deal with it. So they're small small minded people. It's not worth arguing with them like argument three year olds some people get it. And like, yeah. While I mean, if you're gonna call Fenway is three ten now, right, obviously, like jets out a little bit after that left field is a giant fucking wall where you can just normal flyable out can become a double or you know, it's not like it's four fifty two left. It's three ten you just have to go over fifty foot wall. Well, you know, what usually a flyable homerun is over fifty feet in the air. So like, I always I'm fan said that about. The kinky stadium, but it's even dumber. When the team won the people saying are hypocrites like red sock fans, given their park park is ridiculous. But I don't care because I can hit as meant yelling. My team gets as many fans at home run as you do Justice. Gary Sanchez that terrorists. Evan Kinsey, just made a note. How soon the Yankees rain delay song as the jazz? It is kind of nice. I like it because it means that it's rain delay. That's true. But alarm sound like, you know, how you you? Sometimes might like the song or whatever that your alarm is. But then it becomes you hate it. You end up hating it that sort of thing. He's dress on is to me. That's I can't Mylar when I wake up is so good bye B O B. And that song is just like numb to me now. But it gets me up it wakes me up. But I don't know how to change it on my phone. I I need a song waking up. I don't have. I can't do alarms. So it's. I used to have yolo by the only island light a lonely island. No, no. Now, I I have just a normal arm sound now and whenever have my phone on shuffle. And I hear that the down. It's like something my brain I freak out like I have to wake up. So I have to skip it. That's as ruined for me. Forever. Will do to more real quick Hilliard's billiards, keep in mind. Crowed fraiche will be here. Tomorrow says Aaron Boone that's good. Keep in mind, each three would require very different asking prices, who do you think the Yankees should go after near the deadline now, I don't like talking about the trade deadline right now because it's fucking may. They're not even think about trading somebody for at least a month and right now a rotation like, obviously paxon's, okay? Then like, we can survive, but in three guys and the Jays are are probably gonna be the ones that shopping the most year looks like Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman or mass and Bumgarner now at kluber going down with the broken arm that hurts his trade chances, obviously because he won't be pitching isn't pick up a ball. I think for four weeks. So would you go after a guy like Stroman or Aaron Sanchez? I'm gonna I was gonna say none of them like our tation if Suming that the pitching like this right now, you know, there with Paxton healthy five good starters, plus Severino. Montgomery still lasagna and was on you. Right. I don't really consider. He's not someone I trust reluctant still guy. You could start though in random guy. Yeah. But he I would take those guys over him if if John was fifth starter then. Yeah, I'd be look which he is right now. But if we have started for an extended period of time right now, definitely working for a starter like one of those guys listed. But now, I don't think they should be looking for a start line. They're like we said, they're they're going to have so many guys come back. It's going to be like those other deadline, acquisitions, I don't think tank will be that active at the trade deadline unless they are still this hurt. What whatever does done for the year. And you know, these guys are healthy. Yeah. Then maybe, but I don't wanna give up because none of those guys are, you know, ace level. I mean, Madison Bumgarner not even anymore is necessarily frontline guys. So I wanna be going crazy with what the pack them. Offering is Sanchez interesting. He does have injuries in his history. Stroman just the big game pitcher. I do like that. Why this Aaron Boone definitively says Mike talk when will not be the casualty for Clint. Frazier. Yeah. So who is? Pitcher other raid, maybe could be a pitcher. Could they just send Tarpley down? Maybe. Why could tolerate but why? Well, I mean, if you think about it. Mike talk made the team over tolerate start the season. They stick with that. Wade plays more positions plays. As I mean, I wait hasn't done anything crazy like deserve spot. You know, I mean to be, but I mean up until hormone today talk hadn't looked like headed he made contact on a pitch in fucking three months. Two weeks. He screamed fuck in the dugout what effort hit the home run? You've just so he's like what I needed this four games ago. Now. That's that's pretty shocking to me. Last one here from Keach, Brendan very weird. It's brought it up nothing to do with the Yankees. But he said ESPN has been non stop talking about what batting around and what striking out the side is. So apparently, there's a debate. If batting around means nine batters or ten batters. I have no idea what the house did not just nine batters. Excuse me. It's just like when the. When the guy the inning hits again, that's batted around. Well, no see now, you're that would be ten will you just said it's not about as. Isn't. No, yes. Leads off the inning the first inning for the Yankees and mytalk sitting night. Mike talk makes the final out did the Ke's battery. Oh, you as our? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I don't know. Fuck. That's the debate Hank. I think. Yes. Batting around. Now, I wanna say. Think guys to get up twice. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. 'cause you've come around. Batting through the order would be that banning around you come back around where you came back to starting. Yeah. I think right. All right. The other one was striking out the side. This is stupid this. I three straight batters or three strikeouts. Just three normal strikeouts. Three strike outs. Yeah. Same debate. That's just strikeouts. I will say like I don't like when if a pitcher gives up around a couple runs in an inning and struck out the side. I don't I don't like when they say that. Yeah. To me, I like most, you know, once three dollars took outside, but still by definition, you know, even if you give a hit or a walk or something still Detroit out the side. Right. Okay. Well, that's show. We got what Seattle for four. I believe. Felix Hernandez on Sunday. Our Monday night time that would have been you know, must see there. They did have that was like a Friday night in twenty or something where they had a a must see pitching tool would you in the six thirty bullshit again? To Monday and Tuesday or six thirty is Wednesday Also Wednesday, also or no my phone might be broken. No fucking Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, six thirty games Jesus and Thursday assume digging. Nope. Six thirty every game six thirty. Okay. Interesting rather annoying from work. Good news the podcast with the new office. There's a lot of case radio own pockets. Big Parma take own podcast studio four other random ones. So that means like more flexibility for us with guests, and whatever recording, and it's all good. All good news. We finally have a desk. I dunno where I'm sitting. But finally have a desk. That'd be nice. I thought this cool ice dragon Yankees bobblehead for sixty dollars a line on Friday night. I was really boring what a waste of money. It was. It's an awesome ballpit. It's and I also got the jet. I wanted to game on Saturday. So I got two heads. Sick. That's going to be the I'm going to be that. I decide I'm going to be the guy that hates the new office. I wanna be the one that just missed a good old days the old office. I just don't like change. I don't handle change while I get apprehensive about change. So I'm I'm. So let me guess Monday. You're going to come up with the viral video where you just hang around the water, cooler and be wait for people come up, and you say man, I just wished with the good old is even though it's one day. That's. Now, I don't think so so I just ruined your plan because you definitely we're gonna do that. Now. I wasn't. I am gonna do one video with going video. I know for sure I'm gonna do is one bathroom attendant in the new office. Okay. I'm gonna hate that. By the way, I'm gonna hate that that is going to be the worst part. That's the being reason I'm gonna hate to not officers the bathroom situation. I'm with you there. I love the privacy. Here we have it's just one person bathrooms. I also with urinals in itself. I I hate feeling pressured like I've read all like something I pretty much always wait for the for the stall day to people on both side of me. I don't know problem for the stall people say, oh, you got shot, cocker, whatever. Now, that'd be like you have a small deck and like all right? Well, maybe I do. But I also like just can't p when like someone's right behind me. I can't do it. They were they were showing times at college where I would have to leave the bar to go pee outside and come back. And I. All the time would like my girlfriend. She couldn't find me. It'd be like, oh, he's probably is outside round the quarter, ping Anneli. It's exactly what I was doing. It's just cannot do it. Just a mental thing mental block whenever I get it done though. I feel like I should be given a hundred dollars. It's such a reward like. Wow. -ccomplish a feed here. I peed in public at a urinal can't do it. Now, if you the work fucking office. That's going to be doing with you there. All right. So that's show. We here back FOX. Yeah. Like, I don't like any of that Pathans. Even look big fuck, it better be multiple don't know how many bathrooms are. But I feel like the women are very happy. Yeah. Like, I think understandably so. Yeah. Imaginable is like waiting outside and then Clinton comes out for the bathrooms bit at fifteen minutes. It's tough. I know it's happened. It's not great. I mean, it's all this. It's not just Glenn. It's all us. All right. That's our show back on Thursday. Let this John sterling you've been listening to short porch byproduct of barstool sports. Site down. Now, there's no way out. Fight against. Friends say. You scare. Goodbye.

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 790  First Base Preview

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 790 First Base Preview

"Hello and welcome episode seven ninety of the sleeper in the bus. Monday march ninth. I'm your host Paul. Sport joined by Justin Mason. Good Morning Justin. Good morning how are you doing? I'm a bit tired. My wife has decided since. I'm home and technically jobless other than you know this guy to work I get to wake up any time. The baby wakes up and it's been a rough couple of nights last few nights. Let's be honest she's right. You're getting some extra sleep so he can interrupted a little bit. You're still even with those interruption. You're probably still getting more sleep than you were when you were working so I don't know Justin's in between jobs as like a nineteen daybreak where it's only fantasy baseball that he's working on so That helps us to buy. Were actually going to do a double recording. Today you'll hear the other one tomorrow and Tuesday but It's great so I'm glad glad you enjoyed your time off and online championship yesterday. Was that B B Justin Mason. Yeah and some people definitely be just a mason that was real draft and there's a live stream of it on Youtube and twitter If people want to go and watch it was. It was a lot of fun Vlad Sadler Mattielo Deka calm weather. Wax Walter McMichael John Fish in Collin. Join me for the entire livestream and then a bunch of other guys kind of jumped in here and there so it was a lot of fun that's awesome. Yeah checking bits of it while I was streaming and It seemed like a lot of fun at Shark tank there. You've talked to me about your team off line. I really liked the team. You put together but you did highlight some other teams. That are really strong. So it'll be a battle but you didn't draft twelve injured guys so I'm proud of you know that was going to serve you. Well yeah common took your main event model and said this is a way to win. And I'm like wait Colin. No no you gave us a blueprint on how not to win it was it was like an anti blueprint so to speak not supposed to use that but we're talking first baseman today. We finally finished our pitcher previous by those who comment and how much they enjoyed it. We went five parts and I was wondering people going to start getting tired of this but no we actually got rave reviews ongoing deeps I really appreciate that. What first base second base and captured this week and we might even be able to fit in relief pitchers again giving your time availability and and mind during the week and everything we might actually be able to finish it out so that way those drafting this weekend have everything you need. Reliever is being saved for last on purpose because it's still a super volume mark and I have very little confidence in even now let alone. We opened with it or something crazy like that. We might lead to reduce starting pitcher considering all the injuries. That's I mean you're barely kidding. They're like there's a lot of things that have changed just in the past couple of days with sale now going from the pneumonia stuff to to a full on injury. Snell having a cortisone shot in his elbow Justin verlander leaving. What the triceps injury. So things are being muddled again at the top and it's wild wild and we know that with NFC specifically the pitching market usually jumps up big time as as March gets deeper. But now when you're losing guys it's that push pull yet. It's GonNa jump up but now is Justin bieber being skyrocketed. I think we haven't seen the peak of Jack flair and yet and he has like pick of thirteen in an online championship. And I don't think that's his. Hi I think I think it will go. He has an eleven overall across all their drafts. I don't know exactly what draft flirty went eleven but as far as the online championships go his men pick is thirteen and like I said. I think we're going to get a single digit flirty. Pickets some polling here. But we're not talking pictures right now. We're talking I space. So let's dive into. Let's start with the superstars here. You want all along for the bulk of it you can follow along by going to the NFC strap position putting in February twenty ninth through March Nineth and and summating. But I did tack on some guys that were only in draft champions at the very end so that's in the in the rest pile which is like fifteen players that we're not even GonNa talk about all of them anyway. It's a big deal but if you want to follow through the first several sections you can do that. So we'll start at the very top cody bellinger going round. Pick five Freddy Freeman. Pick Twenty one and Peter. Lonzo pick thirty five. So they're not really all together. They are kind of spaced out but they are. The three kind of well regarded superstars as far as first baseman going early bellinger. First Rounder. Freemen's around her alonzo usually more around under with a little variation for for Freeman and Alonzo. Are you in on? Bellinger has the the fourth fifth pick type? Not Anymore I was. He was my fourth pick But now I've moved both degrom and coal kind of up to four or five just because of all the injuries. Yeah it's because of what we just spoke about with regards to the other guys starting to get nicked and now you have a little bit more concern okay also with regard so now where you take like six seven eight six seven something like that between men. Lindores for me either. Six big last night in had both starting pitchers gone I would have taken a bellinger. Orlando R- I was still kind of go backwards. I got coal. So that made the decision. Easier bellinger went Four and Dot Com went five. So it was. It was a pretty easy decision for me. I love the outfield. First base eligibility the ability to move back and forth in obviously having hooky hit in front of him is going to be amazing for him so love Bellenger this year. It's just hard for me to get him kind of where he's going. Ha Ha things. The board has to fall a certain way. And you really have to be in that top half of the first round to even have a chance to decide if you want bellinger not. I love bellinger too. I think the only and I put it loosely concern. I have it's not even like a full fledged concern but one of the things that I'm careful of with regards to Because somebody else when I did my first base rankings if because I put bellinger and Freeman in their own tier and he's like well bellinger should be there his own tier because of the speed. That's my only little tinge of concern. Is that when it's ten? Fourteen fifteen? Those three stolen base totals. That can dry up quickly. I don't think it's a guaranteed locked speed to do it. Bellinger does but it only takes one knickknack injury or one yellow or red light from the dodgers for those to go down to like four and so i. I only cautioned against thinking that those are locked down guaranteed steals Let alone could go higher. Yes they could but but if you're not comfortable with him as a forty one ten one ten with a with a two eighty five average and five steals that don't draft him like if those extra ten stolen bases are wire getting bellinger. That's what I would caution against banking just because when you're in the sub twenty range of stolen bases we've seen them fluctuate and they can just evaporate for no real reason or even a reason that we just unaware of That much like Oh yeah I had. I had knee that started in in. May and I just. I wasn't going to add to the potential injury of that needs so I just stopped running but everything else was fine. So that's my only little caution with ballinger. It doesn't necessarily change where I drive because I'm okay with that with that law and I just gave so I would still take him in the middle of the first round but not at four. I would take bets and then at five. I think I'll take one of the pictures as well. So do we have them down in that. Six seven eight range with you as well bellinger. But let's move to free and I still think he's one of the most underrated fantasies superstars that we have. He just kind of like clockwork beasts out every year or the last year was finally that big full. Everything came together here. Because I don't know if you know this. The last year's one hundred twenty nine one rabies were career high and only the second time that he's eclipsed one hundred. Rbi is same with run one hundred thirteen so as good as he's been part of it's been injury and I guess part of it's just been the the the team That Freddy Freeman hasn't put the one hundred one hundred every year. Even though he's very capable of he also gives you a little contribution of steals great batting average Do do you see Freeman as one of those kind of underhanded boring just steady any second rounders or do you see more or do you back off and go the other way? I kind of back off and go the other way only because the elbow issue And I know he's supposed to play today And he's playing the field which is a good sign. I just I'm a bit worried about that. And there's other guys around him that I feel are just as capable and just as underrated Because a healthy Freeman. Yeah is a completely underrated asset infanticide. Emmys a guy who is going to deliver you. Strong average Contribute in four categories Great you know first Baseman kind of build a foundation on. I just worry that he's already dealing with elbow issues. Before the start of the season we know this has been kind of our ongoing issue for him over the course last few seasons. I'm just kind of pushing him down my draft board and which means I'm not going to get him because there's always gonna be somebody who kind of takes him in the in the early second round or mid second round just streaming doesn't really dip. He stays pretty steady in rather have jd Martinez like it just. I'm getting him after Freeman most of the time. So you'll gain qualms for me on that I I I'm big on JD. And I like somebody to think as we're about to talk about a lot so I'm not a negative on Freeman but yeah I will pass as well so I can see scenarios where I would take him. I'm not overly concerned about the elbow but it is a valid concern to being being knowledge. And there's just going to be other guys that I like At first base here coming up very shortly that make me say Okay Freddy Freeman. I'm move on. Somebody else is going to get him. Good on them because he has a very quality player. So let's move on that Pete along. He's the new kid on the block. Brilliant season last year. Generally when you have such an amazing season you you have to build in some regression right. I mean you lead baseball with fifty three homers one hundred twenty rabies one zero three runs even the to sixty average. This is full price. I won't have a single share of Alonzo and it's not that I think he flops and becomes You know the poor end of of Joey Gallo when he was hitting two hundred with With the big homers. I don't I don't I'm not going that far but I do think that that this this full freight price on Peter. Lonzo is too high. I don't I don't WanNa do it. I mean zero speedy at one stolen base last year. Not that you're drafting him for speed. But when I'm taking a guy in the second round or third round I either want him to contribute To four categories or five categories. And I just feel he's GonNa Power. We know that like I. I think you can just lock in forty plus bombs You know proud one hundred ten. Rbi Ninety runs scored. My question becomes. What is the average? Look like To thirty five in the second half after starting off hidden to eighty still hit for the power the power is still there and I I believe it will be I just I just worry that ended up taking guy in the second or third round. That's going to be like a two forty batting average in. That doesn't play for me exactly that. That's that's where it becomes ski area. Now when he does that this year and then drops he's going to be one of your favorite picks because you like those batting average guys who are sinkholes but could spike something back into to sixty so when he inevitably. It's thirty five this year. Everyone freaks out and moves them down too far. Then the peons. We're going to talk about one of those guys in a few tears. So so yeah like for me. That's Matt and I like how you buy on those guys and kind of figure it out and either spikes and batting average elsewhere or hope that those guys can spike it. But I can't take this price I J- I just cannot so I acknowledged I understand why people want him to high for me though. I gotTa jump down so next jump here. I did include him with those other two because there is a big jump here from Peter Lonzo Tour Next Guy Matt Olson at fifty two then Paul Goldschmidt and a very nice sixty nine. Dj Who who who we have discussed at third base. And we'll have it at second base as well A seventy anthony. Rizzo at seventy four. Max Muncie at seventy seven so Nice Group. Here com the studs. After the first group being the superstars You've got no problems here. These are your starting first baseman. Let's start with Mattie. Oh I love Mattio. I'm I'm taking him over. Lonzo like over Lonzo. If I had to choose between the two I say let's say Lonzo dips a little bit and it's like forty five. I'm taking over Alonzo out that That's a lot. Yeah it's it's a slam dunk for me to be honest and then with Freeman. That's one guy bypassing. My why am bypassing premiums? Because I'll just get twenty five picks later so I still think there's forty-five homer upside Olsen had the Hammy injury last year. We all freaked out because we usually associate Hameed with injury with power being sapped for that year and potentially beyond He actually his his not having that happen. Required a reexamination of that. And I think the data turned out that it has been a little bit overblown that Hameed automatically equals power being eaten alive so he still hit thirty six homers in one hundred twenty seven games like I said easy. Forty homer power here. I think even if the ball goes back to more of a neutral state I think forty and one hundred for Mattio is viable even in that ballpark. I Love Madison. Turning twenty six this year Probably my favorite first baseman if not Muncie we'll talk about a little bit. I Love I love his entire to your honestly. I mean this is this is where I'm grabbing my first baseman and like you said it starts with Matt Olsen so I've I haven't gotten as many shares because He's been a pretty hot commodity On the market and he he's going he's going pretty early. I mean he's only twenty five years old. I do believe that it's it's forty home run Plus upside I mean. He hit thirty six hundred. Twenty seven games last year And played a full one. Sixty two the year before so I if if he stayed on the field which we assume he will I think we can kind of pencil in forty plus With like a two sixty five and room to grow. Yeah I I I'll I'll pay the premium You you're right that he is a hot commodity. People are picking him. I took him in a in a draft recently. A pig forty six. I've got no problem with that. I don't want to get left out in the cold at first base. We're GONNA talk about how it does. Hit that cutoff where it really dries up. We're not there yet but Yeah I'm I'm huge on some. I'm definitely down to scoop him now. I will say in the same draft draft champions from a couple of weeks ago Boy Dusty Paul Goldschmidt in eighty four at looking at medalist forty-six versus Goldsman eighty-four. I'll give them a check mark to a dusty on that one given the prices but he got Goldschmidt out liar out really seeing him. Go at eighty four with any regularity In fact his Max pick over the time period. That we're looking at here is eighty What would an eighty P of of sixty nine as I mentioned earlier? So Olson's great Paul Goldschmidt wasn't terrible last year but certainly didn't pan out to expectations. I felt comfortable that he was going to go to Saint Louis and just dominate himself. But even off your. He went thirty four ninety seven ninety seven. He did it to sixty though. Not that was a big dip from what we're normally expect from Paul Goldschmidt and the stolen bases continued their evaporation from thirty two to eighteen to seventy three. That's probably no longer a part of his game. How do you feel about a thirty two year? Old Paul Goldschmidt coming off of a down year for him. Let's let's put the emphasis on the for him part there. I think it's baked into the price. We're obviously not having to take him in the first few rounds Yea I think the speed hurts more than anything. Obviously I think the average will bounce back a little bit. He had a career low babbit last year. I think we're looking at a guy. Could probably eight to seventy to eighty Thirty plus home runs and ending. Kinda just be a high floor guy and I think those guys often get overlooked because people are shooting for the upside But I'm I'm totally fine with him. I just took him in the Raslan League. I like it and yeah you know solid offense. It's not flashy in Saint Louis but I think it's one of those offenses that will have double magic. We know that. So they're going to have some some other guy. Be Tommy Edmund. This oughta nowhere but they just kind of Are solid top to bottom and if they get any help from like a carpenter. Yanni Molina than that strengthens it. Some I think he he can get back to the the one hundred one I mean. He's only three away from each. So that's not even going too far on Paul Goldschmidt to say that the batting average will be the key because the stolen base is our I think extensively gone I would bet on another three and nothing more. I'm not I'm not pushing that total at all With regards to Goldschmidt. Let's Talk Lemay. Hugh L let's actually put Mayhew Hugh and Rizzo together here. Because I really see them as pretty similar particularly if you buy in May use pop if you don I think that becomes a separator but if you think that Lemay Hugh can hit at least another twenty two twenty three. Rizzo should hit more. But I don't think it's a a massive amount more. He's been at twenty five and twenty seven the last two years. They're both high average is I think they're runs and rabies will also be very good there at the top of Solid lineups as well so with Lemay Hugh having the triple eligibility and Rizzo Bay. Basically being a freeman ask boring. Boringly solid guy. Who now is actually going later? Those to us to go hand in hand as far as draw I remember when it was You Pick Freeman and then there goes right after vice versa. But now Rizzo's dip down to pick seventy four. Who Do you like better between Lemay? Rizzo and how much do you believe? In what might use breakout last year carrying this. You'll let's give let's say neutral ball so you don't have to say if the ball is the exact same. I prefer Lemay huge because the triple eligibility I just love having a guy on the squad That didn't play cover a lot of different spots for me if I with injuries I believe in a lot of the breakout. Obviously I think the power is likely to take down but with the injuries on the Yankees is still going to be very good. Light up And I think he could challenge again for one hundred hundred Probably Nineteen Twenty home runs. you know some chip in steals a three hundred batting average like. I feel like I can pencil that in a in a guy that can move around. The diamond for me is is very valuable. Yeah it's it's like we've talked about it all all season so far about how much we liked the eligibility and flexibility. What it can do for you not only in your draft but but even more so for me during the season so that you can maneuver things around and make sure make sure that you can get all the hot free agents and you're not blocked off. There's nothing worse than seeing some stud come out everyone's we'd bidding on him and wanting him and you can't even bid because I don't have a spot for him having guys local. Mayhew and Muncie. That can move around. They actually share the same. Triple Agility Billy I that can third that opens things up. I really do like that now. I mentioned result of in the last two years after four straight years of thirty one. Thirty two homers. Does he get back to thirty homers. This year. If you're if you're putting out for thirty year old out does he get back to thirty homers. Jay should be able to I. It's going to be close a good. Don't project him to like hit thirty five or anything like that but I think I'm projecting twenty Eytan anything else on top of its gravy but He's also a guy that has shown the ability to ninety So it's he's you know he's a he's a really really solid Four category contributor Plays on a good team. I think there's a lot to really like About resort and he's one of those guys that just being overlooked as a guy in this year I position anyways and I think that's a mistake. I agree with that with regards to risen on. That's that's Kinda. Why KINDA PUT HIM IN? Some focus and You know I I if I don't get my boy Matt Olson or maybe even if I just Have to go elsewhere on a different need. Somebody else takes metals than I have. No Problem Getting Rizzo You know really stable batting average probably not going to you know you mentioned thirty five homers. That would be which is kinda surprising to me. Because I'm surprised that he hasn't popped thirty five at some point he's been so good for so long. But Hey Gimme my high twenties and ninety five ninety five to ninety average. I'll take the and he does give you a little knickknack chip in steals to add fewer than five. Just the once since twenty thirteen. When he had three he was three for eight. That year then bounced back with ten so he probably GonNa give you that That four to six range even at age thirty for Rizzo. So he's kind of underrated and it's weird to say that because he is an established star but I think anthony is a bit underrated. Let's move on to Muncie. We have discussed him at third base as well. So we won't Belabor it too much because I do think Lemay you and Muncie are best deployed at second base anyway. We'll get into them more there but back to back thirty five homers seasons. He totally backed up. What he did. Last year I love him I against some heat about ranking them. Pretty High At first and second I think he's an absolute monster and I actually think there's a little bit batting average upside again. It's one of those things where I acknowledging it but not projecting it. I'm not putting him down for two seventy to seventy five but the way he strikes the ball. I don't think that'd out of bounds for Max Muncie. And he does have a fly ball. Lean but it's not a aggressive in fact it's more of a a one to one. It's not reached hoskins here hitting fifty percent fly balls so I think could even see you know if we go. Thirty five of ninety five ninety five but then hits to seventy five. I mean that'd be crazy. Plus he's only played one thirty one forty one. The last two years part of that most of that is just dodger. As Nick calls it because they they don't have to play him everyday kind slot him in. I think they're still playing time and volume upside as well again not baking not projecting it but buying him knowing that I have that in the back pocket as well. It's going to bat second between pets and Turner or beds and it'll be about Turner because they're gonNA go right right left right left. But I don't know I love Muncie and I I love getting pieces of this. Dodgers Land Up. I'm a huge fan and sounds like you're pretty big. Fan of of Muncie as well. Yeah Yeah I mean I don't know I mean I think Horry Matteo I has probably the most shares of but E- wouldn't surprise me actually trying to find my shares page and I can never remember where it's at I just over two years. I've been being total new and doing it by hand and I just saw somebody share. There's the other that's excellent but I forget where it is to So but it is. I mean I I get him on every team I can In it's the triple eligibility. It's the stability Thirty five home runs each of the last few years he lineups somehow got better. This off. Season I don't think he's going to have to worry about playing time anymore. I think they're just going to slaughter them in and he's GonNa play every day so I actually paired him an lemay in my online championship Last night Just logging touch good pair. We've got the double you got the ability from both but their their stats intermingled. Perfectly too. Because if months just hits to forty five the again which is what you're going to be projecting you're getting that average greatness from lemay intimate us. Pop doesn't stay as of an eighteen to twenty. You're getting the power overflow from months. I L- love them as a as a one two punch their. That's fantastic. Yeah I I. I don't understand why he's actually going as low as I popped him. A few rounds earlier in a number of drafts so I'm I'm totally. I'm totally down on on Mac money this year or totally on totally down with him. We love him trying to say I'm just saying I love all right so that finishes off the studs going to the national team. You're fine if you get most of these guys will actually talk about. One is dealing with a little something right now. I think if you are stacking up your infield outside I face your outfield. You're pitching and you. Just don't get any of those. I eight. You're not out in the cold yet. But you gotta get one of these guys in my opinion and this is this is a pretty big group here so let me. Let me pull this backup. So we've got Jose Abreu at seventy seven. Frankly I could have included them with that other group because Now there's a a twenty point eighty p drop. So I'll I'll I'll mentally put him in that other group. I think he does kind of belong there. At least as far as the market goes because now he jumped down to Josh Belen. Ninety Eight Reese Hoskins at one. Nineteen trae Mancini at one. Twenty three discuss him in detail. Danny Santana one thirty seven Carlos Santana one forty nine Yuli Gurriel 162 Edwin Encarnacion. At one. Seventy three and luke. Voight at one ninety. So like I said I probably would have been in that. Other group there It's just a missed by me when I was when I was putting together the list. I didn't realize that he was literally right. There with Muncie and you know. He quietly had a fantastic year last year. Do you realize that he led the American League and rabies. I did not realize that. But it's not surprising. People were down on him last year. Because kind of the down two thousand eighteen but that lineup is slowly getting better and better And I think they're continuing that this year obviously In I mean doesn't walk foot. That's okay those long as you're planning it average league Going to deliver a good average can deliver home runs and RBI's and and you know a fair amount of runs scored it. He's he's a very unsexy but safe. Kind of bic exactly and it's almost like a discount. Rizzo right where he's been doing it for years like he doesn't have the batting average every single year because eighteen to sixty five but all the other years he does so yeah. I think that's the COP. I'm going to use a little bit older but a discount. Rizzo at age. Thirty three the lineups getting better and he just led the league in runs batted in with one twenty three so he might not match that but he should go over one hundred again which would be a sixth. In seven years Yeah the seventy eight sixty eight rubies and runs from twenty nine hundred twenty eight thousand. Excuse me for Ray is what tempered people one hundred twenty games like. There was a reason right. He was her so it tanked as numbers a little bit. But I don't know if there was any reason it's easy with hindsight to say I'll admit that I don't know if that should have been a panic. I'm like this is the beginning of the end but you see that with a thirty two year old. Who wasn't on a great team and people were like? Oh let me lay off of that. But he quietly had a really great season. Abry you did so. I'm happy to put him in that other group of studs in fact for our run down here. I'm going to move him up there because that is where he belongs. So now move onto Josh. Bell and excellent season last year. All told some people are gonNA little bit too far boiling it down to the great like one great month. I've heard him described as because because of the May which is a little unfair did twelve homers with the three ninety average in twelve thirty eight O. P. S. nine fifty five in April as well on nine twenty seven in August. The other three months worth seven sixty seven sixty nine and eight. Oh three but he tallied eleven homers in the. I guess that's only eleven only two homers in September. He only played eleven games too. So keep it keep an eye keep that in mind as well bottom line is you start parsing too much on that. Don't forget that months are still very arbitrary right. It's just a thirty day sample. They fit neatly. Because you know they have names. But it's not really that different than if you take Mid Month of June through mid month of July and call that a month of some sort so bottom line was to seventy seven hundred. Seven one sixteen in ninety four. That's rabies and runs for Josh Bell. The team isn't going to be good this year. But they're one of those bottom feeding teams. That actually has talent though like. Kevin Newman Brian Reynolds PONCO. If and when healthy Adam Frazier like I did name a bunch of studs there but it doesn't feel like my tigers right. It doesn't feel like the most inept offense out there so the bulk of what's going to be around Josh. Bell is pretty solid. I Dunno though I also like. I don't boil him down to one good month but for Josh Bell. I've been passing him pretty easily and drafts. What what what do you think about bell coming off the huge season At pick ninety seven to the mark in discharging a huge tax on what he did last year. But I'm in between so let me let me hear where you're at I'm a bit inbetween to the second. Half was dreadful. Ten home runs. I think you'd like to thirty something Part of that was fueled by two forty. Bab to forty one in the second half I mean I'm not super worried about him. Obviously he's GonNa regress a little bit. I think you could probably pencil him. In for thirty home runs and a two seventy batting average The question is that team. The top part of that lineup isn't bad so he should. I mean well it's not. It's not great but it's not that He should drive in some runs. I just the bottom. Part of that lineup is atrocious. It is bad and I purposely made sure that I was talking about the parts that are going to affect bell but the bottom half affects that too because it doesn't get the top half as quickly. No you're you're you're right to bring that you can also get like sixty runs in the guy said Gregory Longo who I mean at this point it just. I don't know if it's ever gonNA happen for him. Colin Moran Jacob Stallings in draw dice. Odds I mean that could be a pretty brutal for the guy's supposed to drive him in and especially with a guy with a walk rate like his That's GonNa get on base of you. The free pass quite a bit I- untorn on him Usually I have a first baseman by the time we get to Josh. Bell voltage seen him. Slip in a number of drafts in in those drafts or slips if I having grabbed one of the earlier guys you definitely someone. I'd take a look at. Yeah there there is a price right when we say that everyone has has the price his Max right for Josh Bell in this range that we're talking about February twenty nine through March Nineth. Which is twenty-seven online championship drafts is one twenty? Which dropped him down. Closer to Hoskins and Mansi. We're GONNA talk about here in just a second actually next guys so it's a pretty tight range He goes as high as eighty one which actually wouldn't move him in the list So he he kind of lives here at this ten ten eleven twelve spot for Josh Bell. I don't know man I I usually just pass. Because either I have one is well like you're talking about Muncie Olsen. Maybe even Lemay Hugh although I would be more inclined to put him at second or go for somebody else in this tier who. I really love who. We're GONNA talk about in a little bit so I duNNo. I sorry. I don't have a definitive how I feel about Josh Bell. I'm just a little and I think the team context is going to be my tiebreaker. Which means I'm not going to take Josh Bell Very often. So I there's anthem I'm generally passing all right. Let's talk about Reese Hoskins a tough year. Last year I invoked his name a moment ago with regards to his basketball a profile and it is problematic. There is such a thing as too many five all right remember when the revolution was first starting and JD. And and all those guys were doing. It's like hey man just get the ball in. The air doesn't matter how much well we found. The breaking point and fifty percent is too much resource. Can you got you gotTa town down a little bit? You know. He's still had twenty nine homers. Eighty five or six runs but it came with a to twenty-six average so it was one of those seasons that that definitely hurt you. What you wanted but also didn't destroy your team you know it's one of those like I really didn't get what I expected. But it was range of outcomes. I the last eighteen to forty six thirty four ninety six eighty nine and didn't believe you could get to twenty six twenty nine eighty five eighty six this year In one thousand nine hundred will. Then you're foolish so it was in the range of outcomes it was just on the lower end. Is there a rebound here? Though does does he adjust his ball profile to bring the fiber closer to say forty. Forty Forty. Three percent hopefully converted into line drives. That'd be great but even if it's ground balls just get the ball out of the air a little bit so you're not giving all of those infield because those infield FIS are basically strikeouts their free outs. It's a guaranteed out. So even though he only struck out twenty five percent which isn't terrible for slugger he had a fifteen percent. Infield fly ball rate for reese hoskins. So where do you stand on him as a potential rebound? And is he somebody that you're buying? I'd like to Coined the term the Ryan chimps perfect. Oh goodness that is as true guy. Who's who adds way too much to his launch angle to the point where it's all infield fly balls So yes I think there is a bounce back Rhoskins and I think he's one of these guys that if you likely part batting average strategy you go get him because he really can't be any worse than it was last year so I think he could easily bounce back to like a to forty Kind of batting average He's obviously GonNa hit for power. He had the ball. Profile isn't Pretty but I'm sure he's been working on that the phillies are smart organization In I'm sure they've been working on that with him in the off season in spring training South I. I'm not like on the full hype train but I think he is a bit of a discount right now yet. I think there there is some potential here and I was buying him in. Nineteen under the idea that forty homers were plausible with some batting average upside. Of course it suggested that he would get the ball again in the line drive ground ball situation a bit more often because he had a fifty two percent five eighteen so he was already telegraphing this a little bit And dropped the fly ball raped by a percentage point but still had the bigger issues because his infield fly irate jumped up four points hoskins so I can see scenarios where I get them. It's not a target and again there are guys we haven't gotten to that. I like more even in this tier but I'm not fully out on reese hoskins. It's more of like okay. He's there I'll take the shot here. Any ranges from ninety six to one forty four. And if you start getting toward the lower end of that which would be in between the Santana's Danny and Carlos and I need the power more if I just need the raw power more than like Santana's power speed Danny's power speed. I should say yeah I think so. There is a price Targeting him but also not crossing them off by any stretch of the imagination. All right so trey. Manzini had something out. Recently is pretty scary because Because of how cryptic it was that he's dealing with a non non baseball related medical emergency that requires that required a surgery or procedure surgical. So we don't know what it is. We're not going to sit here and speculate on it. We we have our own ideas. But we're going to respect the privacy that he's looking for here is on twitter saying hey thank you all so much for the well wishes and everything we're going to handle this and move forward I just hope he's all right at this point. I couldn't give a shit less about the baseball aspect of it because it does sound scary but we with him tweeting out. Yesterday I felt a little bit better about it and I hope everything's all right but if we're going to spend it back to fantasy a little bit and actually care about the baseball for a half second. Even though his health is all that matters you kind of move them off the board right now in in just hoping that he gets well and dealing with everything else later yeah. I just can't imagine I'm going to take him with the kind of information that we have which isn't very much so Call and whether wax took him in or online championship in the twenty second round Which I have no problem with I. Just typically if I'm GONNA take a shot on a guy who's injured and we don't really know the timetable for Probably want a just a bit more upside than than Trae. Nancy not to say that. I think he's been kind of an underrated guy in fantasy in recent years. And Yeah they're multi-positional eligible guy That you know has power. It's hit for average in good stadium. The defense doesn't matter because the Orioles sock and they don't care I it's a it's a barber. It's a bummer. That he's got to go through this but Unlikely all get any shares. They'll have any So far so But I wish him the best. Yep I think that sums it up and I just want him back on the field. Hope everything goes well with trae. Manzini draft him in stashing but again that's the furthest thing from our minds right now. I just want him to get well. Let's talk about the Santana's Danny and Carlos both had breakout seasons last year. Now Danny was coming back from fantasy. Zombie is what Matthew Berry and Nate Ravitz used to calm total total total fantasy Zombie last year. Meanwhile Carlos Santana had a weird breakout in his mid thirties. He was established. You know total. We'll steady what you were getting. Banning average solid up solid runs and ribs for what he calls and actually weirdly enough. You kind of been a chip in steals guy for most of his career while a lot of fives sprinkled around his Profile there including eleven back in two thousand fifteen. But you know. You're you're not worried about that. That's not why you wherever drafting Santana. But the last year spikes eighty-one Average thirty four home. It's ninety-three rabies a hundred and ten runs. Everything coalesce as brilliantly there because the batting take up for Carlos Santana but Ease thirty six thirty four years old this year. So it's like Oh my goodness. How much do we believe in that was at the ball etcetera etcetera? What it was exactly part of what we're talking about here with a wreath hoskins got the ball out of the Arab it more now. He wasn't as heavily fly ball dependent as hoskins but he went from forty four percent to thirty eight percent. Put it all on the ground The infield five rate went from eighteen to nine percent for Carlos Santana and the batting average spiked and the Bab was part of it. Of course two to ninety three easily Not a career high but a a six year high by far is high in the last six years for Santana was to seventy four and the year before eighteen was to thirty one so he spiked way up to ninety. Three's not egregious either. So it's like there's some believability here but I think even at the price if he goes back to Carlos Santana maybe not eighteen Carlos Santana when he hit twenty nine. But the guy. We'd been used to before that to fifty nine with I don't know mid mid to high twenty s homers eighty eighty with his three to five steals. Your okay at this price with that. But can he hold these gains and be the same guy again I think he can. I mean the exit velocity Was the top seven percent of the league last year The batting average is the one. I don't believe I think that's GONNA come back down to earth but I think he can still hear aware though I think he's probably back down to where he kind of sits in his career like you know she grew to fifty. Yeah okay so You know but not that two twenty-nine trash from eighteen to thirty one bobcat year like that. That was yeah. That was just But I think he can still hit you know upper twenties. Maybe low thirties. Home runs You know obviously huge bump in on base percentage league. I just took him in that cutline That I'm doing right now Because do does not strike out he I think he. He's one of those guys that people kind of overlooked as he won. He's thirty four. You'RE GONNA be thirty four years old next month but seem like it seems like people may think he's even older than that because he's just been around for ever So I yeah I I like Carlos Santana. I'm not getting a ton of shares but kind of picking and choosing my spots especially if I kind of miss out on some of the other first baseman. I really like. Yeah I think all that all that it's crystallizing my thoughts as well on Carlos Santana. So I'm I'm there and I'm not averse to getting him and then the guy at the end of this year as my first end corner if I don't get mattio or maxed Muncie. Let's stay with the older sect of First Baseman here and talk about you and Gloria who also had a breakout last year age. Thirty five where he collectively hit. These amount of homers last year. Thirty one then hit in the two years previous eleven hundred thirty seven point opinion. It's just to hit thirty one homers and then just six hundred twelve hit the same thirty one last year. He's always been a batting average guy in late batting. Averages I mean this guy should be fitting your team's very nicely when you're punting batting average because you can saw him in and cover some of those guys Now the price is really jumped up. Though because that power pushes him up he used to go. I think used to go after. Pick two hundred unless I'M CRAZY. I think last year because he's older too His first third eligibility pick one sixty two. Obviously they won't be having trash cans this year's well. What do you do with Ula Gloria outcome off this crazy season now that the price is is more in line with a premier player even though it still discounted because of age and because it was a one year deal? Yeah I want nothing to do with reality. He's the guy completely avoiding even though he does. Kinda fit that profile that usually over. I'm afraid that power is GonNa just you fall off the map and You know go back to his teens. Home runs I think you're GONNA get strong average from him I think you know probably get decent counting stats Being on on that team but Yeah I just I just don't trust the power at all. I think he really benefited from the juice ball. Not say that. We're not necessarily going to have that again because we have no idea though. I mean if if the early indications of what we've seen in spring training Are Indicative of what we're going to see in the regular season than it appears that the that is going to be a little bit more dead than it was last year. So I'm I'm just staying away from grill and let someone else kind of grab him. They're fully agree. It's just I'm not. I'm not paying that price. I liked him as the batting average. you know oasis. They're later in drafts but now that the price is up. No thanks I'M GONNA pass. I'll see what's what it's one of those things where if somebody catches the windfall and he does back it up and hits you know twenty seven homers this year. Just takes a few off while still hitting two ninety plus. Hey I take my cap to that person for taking the shot. It's not who I want. There are the guys I want in fact the nightmare not the next guy. Sorry the Guy. After that I'm all. It's all leading up to me gushing overlook void again. Let's be honest but let's talk about win- can say I still hit thirty four homers last year and just two hundred nine games so he kept his streak alive of seven eight straight years of at least thirty two homers. He's been an absolute monster. Only eighty six and eighty one runs because of the time missed but everything else was in line. I mean that's that's a pretty quiet awesome season at age thirty six for economic zone. And I gotta be honest for as much as we talk about ageism. I would've thought he'd be cheaper at age thirty seven but it seems the market is at least acknowledging how good he's been and kind of making sure. His price doesn't go too far down now. One seventy three is still a very fair price but usually thirty-seven-year-old how could seem to dip further? But he's going to go out to the white sox you talked about the team consistently improving themselves. That is one of the improvements. So along with your money Grondahl. They're going to be in the heart of that order so a brain you might not driving one hundred twenty three again but he could score. Tunnel runs with GRONDAHL and in Canarsie on Aloi Jimenez behind him. What isn't GONNA DO AT AGE thirty seven? And Are you there to buy at a one seventy two price tag? Yeah I'm there to buy. I think he's kind of feels like safe as they come and love the situation he's GonNa be in In Chicago kind of batting in the middle of that upcoming lineup. I you can pretty much locked in you. Know thirty plus home runs you know the the crappy average but the counting stats to go along with it I think I'm a bit higher actually. At seems to kind of nail it for me thirty two home runs. Seventy eight runs ninety RBI to forty six. I I feel like that is probably whittled. Do sign me up. Sign up for them and especially because really. Soon the drop off comes in you know. There's definitely a few guys. I like going behind him. That I wouldn't mind putting in at my first base or or or see I but You know there's a lot of other people who were on the Luke Voids and the Jock Peterson's in the CJ Crohn's the world And I don't like always being that guy that says. Oh well I can just get this guy later because there could be someone else in my league that says I can get this guy later and if he picks before me I'm I'm Kinda screwed. Poss yeah I mean the the upper tiers of first base are so rich that yeah you can get a guy but still behind because everyone else is getting premium talent there so if you draft the premium first baseman and then you're putting Edwin as you're seeing that could be awesome and he played more first base than the H. last year believe it or not fifty seven versus fifty one games. He should be almost exclusively d. h. This year. So she keep him off his feet hopefully keeps them a bit a bit healthier there with a break even grown doll manning first base sometimes on his off days so now we get to vote to cap off this this here. I love void. That's that's the guy I've been Lucci every time here like. Yeah yeah I know I never never talk about it. I never write about it Just I'm just not. I'm keeping it under wraps this year that I like. This is my unveiling I won't bottom I really. I really do like him. This is what I'm talking about saying. I'll pass to to get to get a guy later in this here. This Guy Luke void now. I understand that people had playing time concerns Because they do have a little bit of crowding. That's already taken care of itself with with judge. Stanton doing their thing. I understand that they will come back at some point though too. I don't think lewd voice is the loser though. I still think it's more of like a Mike. Talk meant situation just has to go into the outfield and And it's the Play D. H. There was also talk of an to play in the outfield. Think of Luke. Void is healthy and doing his thing. He's not. He's not getting benched not for any appreciable of time. He'll have his off days here and there but this dude can absolutely smoke the ball. He's been a total monster. Pretty much sends joining New York. If you look at its combined numbers. He's basically put up a full season of time. You only play one hundred nineteen games last year but you throw in the the thirty nine. Then you had the year before. So it's a hundred and fifty seven games as a Yankee. Thirty five ninety five with one hundred runs in a two eighty average. I think I could get that this year and a full season. Obviously that has to play a buck fifty seven. But when you're drafting this late you don't need somebody to play on hundred and fifty seven games. That's the upside though. That's the upside. I'm getting I'll take a one hundred thirty five games. A of those of that performance tamped down or extrapolated down. I guess you wouldn't Apple laid down. But you know what I mean. Shaved down off of the rates that we've seen but I believe in look void as a massive power source and even some decent batting average capability by the batting average portion of it but otherwise I'm fully on board. I think this idea that he's GonNa lose. Playing time is a bit silly because the reason he lost playing time last year is because the Yankees had. Dd Gregorios playing short and a gleyber torres playing second di Di di gone Lemay who is going to be the everyday second Baseman who they GONNA PUT IT I. It's voice I don't think Mike Ford or Tyler Wade is cutting into the heart and his garbage Defensively and in that that garbage nece will be there at first base to like. We equate easiest with easy first. Base is the easiest position. It is not easy no. I don't think that Andrew Harr is going to be a solution. I think there are only putting him out into the outfield Because they are really just desperate at this point I think he is probably a D. H. Yeah I mean do they really WanNa put a six foot a right handed crappy defender at first base? I don't think so it's it's I think He played first base of the other day in committed an error. Right you know when they put Sheffield there. Many moons ago And it was so embarrassing. I felt so bad for him. Do because it was clearly is so difficult No it's bad by the way I don't want to overstate the the batting average upside on voids always hit two eighty as a Yankee. That's really heavily influenced by the three thirty three that he put up in the first one hundred and forty forty point appearances but he to sixty three last year. I think that's I think that's fairly do sixty where I project them. I'm cool with that but I'm a little bit of good luck from like seventy five to eight. That's all I'm saying. I'm I'm pleased that Guy. I think he's a guy who could pop in the batting average apartment if he gets lucky on You know balls in play. And he's shown the ability of like you know huge babs throughout his career anyways So it wouldn't surprise me but I mean for me. It's thirty home runs to sixty batting average Good counting categories an extremely treatment price. Yeah so I mean you're you're outlining why I love him so much and with the price that you're paying here. I have no problem jumping in so I really he's my ci with the with the Muncie Olsen first basement but if for some reason things break and I don't have my first baseman yet and I have to put void as first baseman. I'm okay with it because I don't believe that his batting average playing time. Excuse me going to be compromised in any appreciable way all right so now. The next group is mostly corners. You really be starting these guys as your first baseman you have waited too long and you you better be stacked everywhere else. Are Us here really behind the eight ball here for Christian Walker Ohio? Let me get the eighty. Ps Christian Walker at two six Jack Peterson to thirty seven. Cj Krone to forty. Eric Hosmer to forty six Daniel Murphy to forty eight Michael Chavis at two fifty. So let's talk about this group here Chris Walker. The big breakout season last year. really made sure there was on the diamondbacks fans didn't really miss gold that much because when you also factor in that that weaver when he was pitching and Carson Kelly did well the pieces of the did get plus his replacement Walker held his own. It didn't really miss him but it was not of nowhere. Twenty nine homers to fifty nine averaged seventy three rabies. Abc Six runs an eighth in steals as a twenty eight year. Old Part of it was that he didn't really played before that so the reason it was out of nowhere because he had ninety nine combined plate appearances from fourteen to eighteen before that. So what do we do for an encore here at age? Twenty nine with Christian Walker D. Do you put regressed. These numbers heavily. Do you think it's the same thing what what do we think? I think there's minor regression Maybe like the Power Department I think there is a little bit of riskiness with the guys who were behind him on the depth chart in that. That is kind of my bigger fear. I I don't think anybody ever question. Christian walkers ability to hit it was. His defense was so bad that we didn't know where he was going to play and in Baltimore. There was no D. H. Spot available because they've signed really really crappy kind of you know the Tree Manzini problem like. I don't think that's the question. And his ability to hit. It was like like will they be willing to play his crappy defense then. Manzini Chris Davis and Mark Trump and Christopher Walker was just redundancy to the highest degree right. Because he's he's those three guys you know so I don't have that much fear about Christian Walker as an overall player. I do have a bit of fear of Kevin Crayon and Seth Beer just tearing up the minor leagues and the diamondbacks being put in a position where they don't know what to do I mean like beer has the exact same problem as Christian Walker. He is in a truck. Rochas defensive player But then that is major league ready I mean with beer. Yeah and we saw like on full display at AFL where rate but he missed the most simple pop up that my daughter. Who's only played? One Year of tee ball could have gotten like it just like it was. It was so embarrassing for him Like I mean just completely missed it it was I mean There was no rationale on how Major League or Minor League ballplayer misses that It's tough that he got traded to the National League. They need that D. H. like yesterday. Yeah we used to make the joke that no player needed the D. h. More than Kyle Schwaiger and obviously that's not true anymore but only improved his defense. Yeah there's no player that needs to d. h. More At to the National League than Seth Beer So that being said they've also been willing to play crews from Walker who's not a good defense first baseman either So that's my concern in and because of that kind of passed on him and this probably a mistake because I think he's GonNa Deliver you know twenty five plus home runs with a decent average indecent counting stats because Arizona. Ease You know kind of an underrated offense thank you that was gonna be. My my next point. Was that his runs. Rabies should be solid because of that because of that team. Yeah my question is like what can we expect from him if he only gets one hundred? Twenty Games okay. I that's not completely unfair because of the guys bring down his neck. The above average metric did like him though he was actually second the only Matt Olson with nine but the other defensive metrics in it and so they they measured different things you know like a UCR D. R. S. and all. That actually did like him. He actually had eleven D. R. S. But when you look at the the different defensive metrics they don't all just measure the same thing in different ways. They're all kind of looking at different stuff with the stand with with the snack. Cast outs above average. It's like The percentage that the players likely made and then you know you're getting credits and debits based on you making that so you make some great fancy plays you can really push your number up versus if you bobble some some terrible or some super easy. Stuff's that beer style That's GonNa really hurt you but Christian Walker was indeed second so that also is twenty. Nine doesn't have any options so if he's playing. I think the Times should be there should be able to fend those guys off. The problem would hit if there's an extended cold streak and they're like did the magic run out. Was it a one year. Wonder type Scenario with Walker so that's and that's that balance and do. The diamondbacks WANNA capitalize on that season last year. That means have shown the desire and ability to trade away pieces while still competing. Yes absolutely. They'll make you if they feel like they can get top of the law or you know some good free turn on him and know that they've got kraan and seth beer waiting in the wings and jake lamb. I'm means areas if he's if he's got any any amount of health which he hasn't the last couple years J. J. J. Clam is a much bigger threat to US playing time. Then Seth Beer this year. Yeah I don't know about that. Well it's the truth like it it. It's true because as you mentioned south beer cannot play the field. I don't Jake Lamb. Because he can't stay healthy enough to get on the sure. I even playing in spring training right now. Yeah he's actually dominating but but go easy. Really good for him. I mean I I'm loved Jake Lap. I hope it like I hope. One day he gets back to being the thirty home. Run guys out a threat though. Wins House me with help me? Yeah Yeah it's huge if I mean in land can play third too so it's not like if if that if that breakout ends up happening like they can always move Let's see I guess it would require like Escobar moving back to the outfield or Marty. Tell Martine moving back to the outfield But then like starling has center on walk. So they have movable pieces. Put them in right and Colquhoun's not stopping anybody from wealthy. It's thirty homers. Bottom line for me. I'm not particularly concerned about Christian Walkers playtime going in to the season there are scenarios that could pop up where where that becomes a bigger. But I think he's got a pretty firm handle on it right now and he would have to hit it pretty big slump to really start costing himself. So he's he's a very capable corner infielder. I like them and that offense. I really liked that diamondbacks ballclub. So that's that's what gives him appeal for me? Let's move to Jock Peterson. Who still currently the dodgers so until something change there in. We have to. We have to go with that. So he's not gonNA play against lefties. He's terrible against them so he shouldn't is it just rinse and repeat on the on the seasons that we've been seeing except for the one factor. He won't be leading off anymore. Remember Houston lead awful lot against right handers which really helped his value now with bets. There's we batting lower. That is probably the underrated factor that hasn't been discussed enough about jock Peterson's value. He had one hundred seven of his games last year. Four hundred forty one of his plate. Appearances came from the leadoff spot. That's not gonNA happen this year. So what are we doing with Jack Petersen now as a part time player batting more of the middle of the great team but it's a volume standpoint right because his volumes already compromised and now he's batting fifth instead of I. Yeah it definitely hurts especially the run score and I think we're probably looking at him as a guy that is more of a sixty five sixty five runs in. Rbi Guy as opposed to being like an eighty eighty or seventy five seventy five I still thinking at thirty runs. I still think he's GonNa get enough playing time To be that in In the outfield first base eligibility is always great late in the draft. I he's my favorite guy in this year. I don't think it's particularly close. And there's always the opportunity they could trade him You know maybe the angels finally get their head other ass and go. Hey remember that trade. We may still pissed. I don't understand like how I haven't gotten over that at all like I'm still I rate or maybe you know maybe another team jumps in you know the Indians you just had Oscar. Makoto get hurt you know and they go. Hey you know. Our outfield suck to begin with now. We just lost her. Best outfielder You know we'll treat won't trade. You know a I can never been out to dude's name Righi. Fna Guy re read Heathrow Lewis ran heave the G. H. Rent. You said that so you know. Maybe the Indians go. Hey Jack. Petersen isn't super expensive. Only you know eight million dollars this year You know that's cheaper than we'd have to pay a guy like Puig We can always use another arm with our arms getting hurt. So we'll we'll trade you some crappy utility infielder or or you know. Low End Prospect for Both those guys God. It'd be nice if Peterson and strip and got out of there. Yes I'm GonNa just keep on crying about it because it's so frustrating dude. I like both those players so much faster. So Yeah Peterson is. Just kind of. It is what it is. Let's go to see jake. Krones GONNA move over to my tigers. In fact they just they just transplanted. The right side of Minnesota's Infield to their own with krona and scope krone. You know as quietly had two solid seasons in a row ten bay thirty homers they said Hey cool. That was nice. I just moved on. It did not get that either too so weird and then with Minnesota Twenty five in a hundred twenty five games so he certainly pacing torn another thirty homer season and then just like by and the Tigers. Get Him for six bill. It's like man twenty five thirty homers. Did you think go for what it used to anymore? But he is going to be a mainstay in the Tigers lineup Basically he should be able to get every appearance that his body can handle. I don't see any reason why he wouldn't push for one hundred fifty five plus game again if as long as he can handle it. There shouldn't be any sort of platooning he. Cj Cronin an age thirty as a very good chance to set new highs in games played and played appearances. And like I said he's pays toward and hit thirty homers in each of the last two years. What are we looking at here from Kraken he hit thirty five with the Tigers if he plays one hundred and fifty plus Games Pencil in twenty eight and you know got to fifty in anything on top of that gravy but I do think that that is in the cards. I think I mean the only concern I have. Is that Midseason he's doing so well. The Tigers capitalize on that dream comes a bench bat and becomes more of implementing platooning. I yeah exactly because he has a right hander. So chrome could end up on on the wrong side of that would be tough. The one thing is the trade market for first baseman. Mark hasn't been rich young. That's hard but I mean it would have to open up something like the Matt. Olsen injury happening midseason someone you know someone breaking their handmade or whatever or the or the Yankees just continue to fall apart like a leper colony. you know. And then they go. I guess we need. Cj Matt Boyd. To is making a two so yeah there you go That that that could be something where it's like. Hey Matt Boyd the piece here but give us give us a bat in the form of Krahn with it all right. Let's von to cosma about as boring as gets apparently after being told for many years then you should get swollen left on. The boys finally deciding that he's going to consider doing that. This year. Are you buying in on a potential change from Eric Hosmer now? They said that he's GonNa finally try to start lifting the ball as if he shouldn't have been doing that for the last. I don't know five six seven ten years about sky. Yeah he's such a great clubhouse Guy I mean you went. Twenty two ninety nine with a two sixty five average seventy two runs last year. There is fantasy value in that. I know it's boring and he's almost universally hated as a fantasy pick. Dude come on. Don't don't don't be ridiculous within. Of course there is especially because volume. And that's the thing he volume is the is the one asset that hosmer unquestionably contributes. That have been using accumulator It's not sexy And I don't want it on my team okay. So you don't buy an on the potential a lifting of the ball. Even if he does let's say does in that gets him five more home runs and so we're talking about a guy who's potentially like a twenty six twenty seven homers to that ceiling isn't worth the downside of what I think. The downside is like a stolen baseless two thousand eighteen which is to fifty with eighteen. Home runs you know seventy run seventy RBI. Okay like and that just doesn't where are you on where you on San Diego's offense as far as protecting his his runs rabies potential the potential of that Because I do like their offense a lot. And that's why like. I don't think necessarily he's GonNa see that floor but I also don't necessarily think I I'm buying in on this guy becoming a power hitter at this point of his career either. So he's he's eat better version of Brandon Belt Dude. That's crazy I literally was just going to bring that up and say that belts. Nineteen is is is about what you're talking about without concussion. Yeah I mean that's that's exactly it in belt for reference was thirty fifth among first basement last year whereas Moore's eighteenth so that's kind of your so okay I mean yeah. I want him on my team either just just so require. I'm not I'm not a fan. I don't really see some big revolution of where he's GonNa Start crushing the ball now and pop thirty plus homers and any point and he used to be batting average upside. In fact you know. Twenty seventeen is not that long ago he hit two eighteen but the three three seasons around that sixteen to sixty six and then to fifty three to sixty five the last two years for hosmer. So that's pretty much the wire at least in the last four years and started going too far back to really calm batting average asset from thirteen to fifteen. So I'm with you on HOSMER NOT GONNA be on my team's not really even as the CI. I'd rather take a gamble on this next guy here bouncing back because I think I really only need health which is a big a big need. Don't get me wrong. I think Danny Murphy could still be something. Of course you know he kind of Ian Desmond us he went out to Colorado go Colorado and got worse dude. And we're sitting there like Oh this guy's been amazing and and granted desmond had been amazing but we're like we'll take desmond's power speed combat in Colorado. But we'll definitely take murphy who had been a really really really good hitter for several years. Now he's going to Colorado gays a little bit older but this is GonNa absolutely dominate. Oh He's actually had to have his worst season and literally ever from a WRC standpoint and his second worst season from a standpoint that was tough dude and a lot of it was health of course but he still played one hundred thirty two games and it was really frigging bland so now at age. Thirty five are you willing to take Murphy as a CI bounce back candidate or you just say to hell with all of it a mostly saying tell with all of it. I think the one caveat is if I'm in some real need of batting average because he's kind of like Brian Reynolds first base. So that's an interesting comparison yet. You know he's a guy that Is We like to call it over at the Friends of his benefits? Podcasts AT GALLO PILLOW. So He's the guy that was good. I like Joey Gallo. And the cushions that really crappy average you might get And then if you get lucky then you know your average is looking really really strong so I haven't gotten any shares just because it's not typically what I'm looking for in a draft at this point but like I don't I don't mind people doing it. Either I think he's a I think he you know being in Colorado if he does play five hundred games. We're looking at a guy who should hit three hundred right I mean another projection systems. Have them down for like two ninety? But I mean this is a guy who was hitting two ninety three hundred For the mats in national so like the fact that he wouldn't do that in Colorado seems a little silly to me so yeah I would say three hundred twenty home runs in okay counting stance which is probably marketed. This price yeah. He's on my list. He's he's he's up there for consideration for gang. Murph is even at his age I agree with you on the team. Need aspect if if it's they're like. Oh Yeah I could really use average. The I love the Gallo pillow. That's that's very clever and I agree with that. Show some Walter Mcmichael for that one. Who came up with that? That's a good one. That's well done there and he definitely be that it used to be l. Right around this tube. That was a Gallo pillow and now it is indeed Daniel Murphy. So don't be afraid to get him. Maybe don't load up though because he had injuries prior to last year to this was not the first time and now he's thirty five naturally. Yeah it can be very maddening. Suggest maybe more if you're multi leaguer maybe a token share don't just Saying well Murphy's My guy this year corner every corner slot you take him okay. Let's move on to Michael Chavis. Red Sox Guy who popped up last year Hit the ground running. He can he kind of Aquino did little bit though right like he was insane immediately and then really really struggle maybe he. He played much longer than Aquino but it was a real big flurry initially. I guess I'm overstating the June and July. Were not good seven thirty six. But that's not a you know it was like barely hitting my weight as a as an PS and then bad August and then injury and Jameson season alright. So the bottom line was to fifty four eighteen fifty eight and forty six ninety five games. Three hundred and eighty two appearances. Twenty four year old should have playing time for days and my crazier have. They talked about him as a potential outfielder to I'd do it. I don't believe earliest I heard that. Maybe we need to go back and check some of Jeff's mining the news And let me check on that while he's going to be pretty much splitting time between first and second so they'll give us your yet platooning with moral ended it first win more orlands not in the lineup and then Playing second the rest of the time. I love Michael Chavez. I love the multi-positional eligibility eligibility between first and second which are kind of the to shallower positions In the infield though none of them are are really that particularly shallow. This year I think there's a ton of power potential The second half kind of drop off that happened. I think can largely be attributed to injuries. He's GonNa be a streaky guy like he doesn't have a great tool but He's he hin he thumps and Boston has every reason. Just let him go because they're kind of in this weird transition period And I don't know that You Know Mitch. Moreland is the long term answer. I nobody at Second Jose Peraza not get get out of here. It's not nobody it's somebody it is not somebody who's been good in the in the recent past so for fantasy knock in real life. Well that's fair. But that was not a good season in twenty eighteen for it was for Francey fourteen and twenty three but he still had a ninety six. Wrc plus by the way that outfield thing came from last year in like May. I don't know how I remember that. And that's not as Roy back. Remember that we might need to transition him out Process a decent defensive player so does have decent defensible. I will give you that. But he could also go to the outfield pearls. For sure for us as much more suited for the outfield In terms of if a guy needs to move like it shouldn't be. It should be the guy who's on the year util in or you know super-utility role kind of guy so so Jameson as a full-timer Right. We're not really worried about playing time. I either I think he should be in line for five. Hundred plus played appearances this year. Yeah I disagree with the projections that have them all sub five hundred. Yeah I mean. Even though they've got them all some five hundred they still have them with you. Know Twenty plus home runs You know two forty five you know kind of batting average I mean outside of the Bat. And he's got them at two thirty five like at this point in the draft. You know I mean. Obviously if you're struggling average you probably want to go a different way. Maybe Daniel Murphy. But if you're struggling in any other direction I think the upside on Chavez the flexibility Positionally gives him a pretty big boost over Kind of the other guys at the back end of this year and in the next year. Yeah I tend to agree with that I would rather have than hosmer I think I'd rather have them over Peterson because since challenged playing time now I way I cannot. I don't have to. Yeah it it. It's more because of Peterson situation than anything. Not You. Trade Peterson tomorrow. And I'm completely flipping that you know that. So this is again. I want to be clear that it is about the situation for Peterson not his capabilities. But Yeah I think I'm GonNa Take Chavis over and then I'm with you on the versus Murphy. It's Tony Batting average. Don't want the power volume and youth on my side And so those to become a coin flip based on team need but yeah. I'm putting a little star next I'd love to put them in as a CI or even as an MRI because he has at second base eligibility. So he's he's pick up there and Should get upwards of five fifty appearances as long as it's health holds out for it. Let's move onto the corners with questions. These are all guys that you certainly shouldn't be sliding at your first base and even as corners. They've got some questions. A lot of its age Others are. We don't really know what we're GONNA. Yeah so we got Joey. D'amato Yanni renowned Nunez. Miguel Cabrera Evan White. And Hey Suzanne your so. Let's just start with the all superstars motto and Cabrera. And you know we know mega hit two homers the other day and you said you were in a draft shortly after that that pushed his price. But since then you haven't seen in overinflate of his price Like attempt back down right after that day. What are you doing with the two old studs here? Are you interested in drafting either of them at price? Yeah I mean as the price I think there's an I mean if they don't pay out you just drop them so I have Cheryl's up quickly I didn't give ADP's ranging from Joey Votto at two seventy seven down to three forty five they. I'm not gonNA give all the individ. They're cheap they're late. Yeah I mean these are. Both guys were Future Hall of famers former first rounders inventory in in Cabrera I've been I've been asked to make sure I repeat names more often. As I'm not as good Gotcha so but There's odd obviously things have not gone well the last couple of years for either these guys I still believe that the talent is somewhere in there. May maybe it's just hoping beyond hope But I hear you. I love both these guys. Yeah I also think that it is at the price. Attached is nothing so I can always go to the wire and get a guy to to replace them if they don't work out. I'm more interested in Maggie in mediation by into the best of his life But I do a little bit of auto really. Hasn't shown me much other than his smile. That makes me think that things are going to turn around a ton for him so I think I can't remember his last night. I grabbed a share of McGee. But I've got a couple of those I've got one share of auto I don't know how much more I at least at worst will deliver batting average and for a guy like me who likes to pump batting average It's always great to grab his guys at the end of a draft that I know is going to play in at least will help kind of cushioned the blows of other guys on my team. I think all that's fair I was actually on smile. Graphs last night looking and bottles smiles. Replacement actually stayed pretty consistent despite the fall off in every other fantasy viable statistics. So if you're looking for a good smile I I think bottle is good because I can. I make a confession on the podcast absolutely. I don't really like Joey. Votto person really. Okay I think you don't I not in on it. I think he's kind of a jerk. That surprises me that you. I'm not surprised that you think that I'm surprised that it doesn't make you like him. Who are also I am kind of a jerk? But you know it's that thing that People tend to hate what the the the qualities and other people that they possess. I kind of a jerk to people in in in you know fans and kids sometimes like the whole like like the whole fake out like I just hate that. Like a kid is sitting there thinking. Oh my God. I'm about to get a baseball from Joey. Votto NOPE IT marked kid. Not Everything. Life is free like if I did that to a kid like a birthday party everybody would be like who invited this asshole and Joey Oiseaux and you know it's awesome. We've been to believe he's likable. It's I we we go. He's having fun while the seven year. Old Kid is crying in the Stan Straight. Figure it out is not free. They paid apparently hundreds of dollars those tickets now for a baseball and they paid for to watch the ballgame. Watch the ballgame. Shut up turnaround. I'm just kidding Are you? I can understand that. I think didn't like him so much I could like. There's probably guys like that who do similar stuff that I don't. I'm predisposed to dislike them so I would say the same things so I feel you. I disagree because I like Joey bottle but I understand that. Take that said. Miguel Cabrera is a gem of human being and I will love him forever. Maybe by the you talked about the best shape life thing I understand. It's a mean guys I get that. Don't outwardly discount it all the time though. It's still matters the physical shape 'cause if somebody came in in the worst shape of their life. You'd certainly do something about it so I think it's gone too far with the mean to where people just ignore it and the fact that Maggie is slimmed down and looks quite good I think matters and should be taken into consideration when you're considering him as a potential. Ci late in your draft A tigers fan like Megi. We know all that. That's not the only reason I'm saying this though I don't routinely dismiss best shape of their life I keep an eye on it and it could be a tie-breaker not dead. The term best shape and their life is the meme it's when people use it to describe a player that is clearly not like like nothing has changed. And it yeah. It's what the players Ed. I'm in the best shape of my life when we actually see players in the best shape of their life when we saw Miguel's saying no in the best shape his life last year we took notice when Pablo divers was slimmed-down. Yeah Denver's being slimmed down when Pablo Sandoval lost all that weight Schwartzberg. I mean these things tend to matter little it at worst it helps keep them on the field And so like for me like maybe it doesn't translate to a ton of more power or anything like that for Cabrera but maybe I'll get six hundred plate appearances and like I said with the average six hundred plate appearances of good average. This late in the draft means something. I'm with you there. I mean he had five hundred forty nine last year. So we're all this idea that that he was like you know crazily injured five hundred forty nine appearances of two eighty two average for for Miguel Cabrera only twelve homers. That was the prop it also. It's you know in context to what the price was previously. Obviously not last year but in years you know in years past when he missed time it was your second overall. Pick or your first round exact. That was missing time in no matter. How much time they missed. That hurts and the reasons especially matters a little bit for me with Miguel Cooper or two as because I felt like the power was going on because he lost his lower. Half that lower-half is back. I think we're at least getting low twenties homers which I'll take because there was only twelve last year so and sticks teen in in a in a relatively full season of twenty seventeen as well so if I'm getting twenty to twenty five. I'm here for that with Megi. Plus the batting average is you mentioned eighty to ninety batting average like that that. I'm here for Bano. I am more concerned about Because we haven't really gotten any indications it's hard not to believe that he was hurt last year playing through it or else is skills just evaporated that it's like one of those two things that you have to go with so I don't know man. I love as a player. I haven't been drafting him though. Let's let's go on the other end of the spectrum as far as some younger guys here and talk about Gandhi as renowned Nunez. Nunez was a reserve force last year. You were big fan I actually cut him before. I read the benefits. So I'm GonNa give you get the check mark on that one. I was with you and then I I. I didn't stick around to get the to get the benefit there. Thirty seven homers Yanni Do As yoked to the heavens. We've been telling him to lift the ball forever. Thankful he didn't wait as long as Eric Hosmer but he's only fourteen homers. Granted it was in seventy eight seventy nine games. So whenever they like high seventies low eighties games. It's easy to do that lazy extrapolation you have to be careful and just say. Oh Twenty eight but even if you don't even if you do that but then back it off you're still talking like what twenty three twenty four and we would take that from Yanni Diaz because he's also a decent batting average guy yet to sixty eight last year. I'm down with that He's a career to seventy four. So if he is hitting low to mid twenties homers with with the solid batting average at works and he didn't even completely revolutionize his game he just got the ball near nine points more. It went from twenty three to thirty two and that really helped is home to five already. Went up as well so with the ideas and Rinaldo Nunez. The difference I think is should be free and clear to play and the unfortunate situation with Manzini is only going to further that time for Nunez whereas Diaz might be the better player but we have no idea on the plane time. So who do you like more? And what are your expectations from the two Yanni and renowned Nuno's new? Yes I mean it's not particularly close So I think one I think Nunez obviously has the better playing time. Situation is one of the few guys in this lineup. That is not projected to To split time in some sort of platoon He's likely going to D. H. Every day though I can't play thirty if need be edge. Don't necessarily know that they're gonNA need him too. And I just think he's GonNa Fourth in this lineup drive in a bunch of runs when the orioles actually score runs Hit a bunch of home. They will in the summer park. A bunch home runs and Camden. The average isn't going to be great but he's also one of those guys that I think Could pop a batting average if he has like you know some real nice You know luck on base on balls. D. is I feel like I'm completely out on And it's not because I don't love the potential. I think he's going to be one of those guys that we never see the ceiling from strictly Tampa Bay. Yet I think part of it's Tampa Bay Part of it even though he did get the ball more in the air last year it was still only a five point. Seven degree launch angle wasn't half richness. It's game And now I'm a little worried about. Injuries is well. I mean this is a guy that is just jacked. And we're seeing from guys who just Jack to Jack Right. Yeah Two jackknifed in Major League Baseball you know for example Stanton Aaron judge you know sometimes these guys they don't have the flexibility and this is something. I mentioned a little bit about coming in the last season when. Ti's was getting a little. Bit of hype is You know if anybody's ever been you know real big into weightlifting and I was in my younger years. If you don't do equal amount of flexibility training with heavyweight training It can really actually be very detrimental to your to your muscle building into your healthy specially on. It's something I deal with now. As now that I'm older is a don't have the flexibility I tend to get hurt very easily when I'm doing things. Unfortunately dealing with a back issue right now from sleeping. That's that's where my life is. I slept and now I have a back issue. I'm sleeping idiot. Yeah I'm a little worried especially because you look through kind of just his season game logs and stuff and there are a bunch of seasons where he missed time. has not been a healthy dude. And then you add in the fact. It's the raise and we have no idea what the hell they're going to do in terms of positioning people moving guys around. Yeah I'm just completely out onto. Yes I I'm not against that. I think that that's a fair assessment. To just say I'm going to rinse my hands of it. He's already going to be a later. Pick I don't want to also have to try to guess whenever he's GonNa play this. You won't have guess when he's GonNa play because it looks like Evan White is going to be brought in a rookie signing a deal without having played even aaa let alone. The majors easy. We brought in as the starting first baseman. It'd be turned loose. Tell US ABOUT PROSPECT EVAN WHITE. And what can we really expect care? I've heard heard some interesting comparisons eve and as far as the athleticism goes. I've heard some bellinger talk. I mean that is. I hate cops like that because I think it's unfair to the player especially in a fantasy around because then you instantly start thinking of production. Yeah and I don't think he's got bellinger power. I think he could be kind of across the board contributor a guy who can hit for average guy can for some power a guy who can even sneak will steal some sneaky basis. The hard part is he doesn't have a ton of I mean he he what saw AAA in two thousand eighteen for four games Your play all coach all. He didn't play their last year. Now's my unknown. He's the he's the. I believe the first minor league player to get a long turn. Deal done from AA So now he is older for the for you know for for that for AA and stuff I think he's a guy who could hit. Twenty home runs with like a two sixty two seventy batting average. He's crushing Spring Training. Right now absolutely murdering the ball And that is the one thing that is actually and it's hard because I always say don't buy into like the spring training numbers when you haven't seen a guy Before and you get is on him and he's just crushing the ball. It becomes a little bit more tantalizing. And when there's no price attached to it it's cheap. He's he super cheap and so I'm going to grab a few shares Here and there but okay likely not going to be A. I'm not gonNA like over Saturate my teams like I don't believe I even have it shared yet. I'm just played. You'RE GONNA get some Evan White. I think it's smart. I think especially Because they're they are. They're just going to turn them loose. And while Raina resource has pencilled in at the eight spot wouldn't surprise me to see him get moved up In kind of being given a little bit more prominent role especially if he If he can start the season out hot so I think there is a little bit of upside there and others definitely a low floor because he is very experienced But I think they're cut move on before. That would really impact you with Evan White Right. Yeah for the most part I I think he's one of those guys that you have to kind of have a quick trigger finger on one way or another because in like twelve team leagues. He's not going to be drafted at all And so like goes on a hot streak you might WanNa just grab them in stream But the same way like in your deeper formats if you draft him if he starts off slow just cut bait and go to someone else. I think it's completely fair with regards to Evan was talking about somebody looking for a bounceback out. Miami Tastes Aguilar. Had the huge eighteen and there were some expectations tied to him going into nineteen and he did not meet those particular with Milwaukee where he really flopped but then went to Tampa Bay found a little bit of of his groove back but it was a tiny sample and again it was even only a little bit. It wasn't like he got fully back on track there with Tampa Bay and I think he was being Put tuned there so it was really most of his work against lefties. Marlins took a chance on him. I think it was a good chance to take put them in a I. The only thing I hate about this. I like Gary Cooper and I basically eight up a lot of his potential playing time angular slotted into the middle of that lineup which is actually pretty decent now VR. Brian Anderson Corey dickerson. Hey Suzanne Garza top four isn't too bad I'm actually in on the East on Diaz train as a prospect who can can do some things this year and then depending on how you feel about El Faro Brinson row Haas. It's not an elite team. I'm not pretending that at all but it could be seventy win ball club. Which is a thirteen win improvement. I think the offense can be a big part of that including Aguilar. What do you see for Ousbaeck is eighteen? Going to remain the clear and obvious out liar can get back to more of like a seventeen was pretty good too. Eight thirty seven P. S. Sixteen homers and three hundred. Eleven plate appearances. That's still pacing out to a full season thirtysomething homers if you say six hundred. Plus at-bat played appearances. I should say where do you stand on a thirty year? Old Hates. Decide. Your in Miami with the fences moved in to. Can we split the difference between eighteen and nineteen? Because I think that I think so I think that is like the I the projection systems have him at seventeen home runs except for ATC which is a nineteen. I'm thinking more like twenty. Three twenty four home runs in a two fifty batting average. That's exactly where I'm at and I think that is a really fair you know projection for a guy Who's going where he's going and is likely going to hit in the middle of that Miami Lineup at work? Ross Resource Hasim Batting but I don't think they're in a position to platoon him necessarily so I mean I guess while they don't have a lefty first baseman coming off the bench so Yeah I think you'RE GONNA get full run I think the only word of caution is in Miami can sell anybody at any point if guys are hot so like. There's a chance that true. Halfway through the season he loses a ton of value. But then you just cut him and move on. Yeah that's the thing like at this point in the draft. We're talking about this with some of the pictures when we got deep in the in the list. Don't be worrying about the full season. You're you're holding these guys on a week to week month to month basis. You're not necessarily saying. What am I going to do with? Hey Suzanne your July. Whoa WHOA WHOA. Don't worry about that until we get to July. So I agree with you there I like your projection as well. Would you say twenty four and two fifty Sign me up. He will kind of caution against a double chickens career but Gear Cooper was really much better and at first career has been much better against right handers than than lefties. That's my Guy Dude Guy. So I mean theoretically Even though the two righties they could still put a little bit. You're right I've with cooper having the reverse splits They could definitely could definitely Do Strong side with Cooper. I don't necessarily think that's GonNa to happen Either way I think Cooper probably ends up playing mostly in the outfield anyways so but I guess there is that risk in that that bakes. But I think it's baked into the cost while so sure. Sure sure. Sure sure and yeah. That's that's what we're dealing with here with regards to and you are. If it was believed in in firmly felt that he was going to get six hundred plus picks picks six hundred. Plus Plan appearances. He'd already costs a lot more so I do like that all right now. The last group. Here's the rest in. Its deep group. When I talk about everyone just hit on a few that you that you really like. Ryan Mount Castle in Baltimore Prospect. Their who again with the Mansi News might actually have his. Playtime outlook changed in the short-term Justin. Smoak Chris Davis Howie Kendrick. Eric Themes Garrett Cooper Nate Low Albert Pools Jiman- Choi Brandon Bell. Daniel Vogel Bach. Mitch Moreland Austin. No legitimate GLAM. Jake bowers Dominic Smith and Ryan. O'hearn give me some of your favorites there and just gave quicksands about him Justin smoak I think either the bounceback yes is is very possible in probably coming. The only question is the roster in In Milwaukee can't he find a way to get to four hundred fifty to five hundred plate appearances That's the hard part. Injuries will hopefully take care of it one way or another There but yeah. Justin smoak is easily. My favorite of this grouping just talked about Garrett Cooper as a guy that Could find his way into playing time Because OF THE REVERSE SPLITS I. I hadn't really necessarily been in on him but I think I'm GONNA start buying in on him a little bit more Daniel Vogel Bach. The strong side of the platoon. Late power I don't really think that he's GonNa need to platoon that much anyway. Middle of that line up And that's really is dead. I do not lie. I if I have waited to this point to fill my end of my roster. Something has gone horribly wrong now. This should be reserved picks Maybe A ut if if you've waited but you really shouldn't be that I agree with you on the on the smoke I mentioned my love for Garrett Cooper I even mentioned some interest in in j clam you know who I really liked is Austin Nola and I like him for nothing to do with first base. He's the backup catcher dude and he doesn't have catcher eligibility yet. But he's going to get. It's GonNa take ten games and you know Tom. Murphy's going they're both righties so there's not an obvious platoon but knows better against writings than Murphy. So he could sneak a couple of games a week as opposed to being just that once a week guy and so does that it might only be a month until Nola gets the ten games so on. May First there so you can have your your catcher eligible guy and I really like Nola as a c- to some definitely keeping a close eye on him I'M G man. Join Nate Low get raised. You Know Shenanigans there so I I don't really WanNa mess with that Eric. Themes is kind of interesting how he entered out there in Washington. Kendrick a brilliant player last year. deep release obviously are going to stay focused on him but shall leaks the playtime still going to be tough because we thirty seven this year. They're still going to limit his playing time but themes as strong side platoon. It FIRST BASE I. I could see some interest in him with the power I prefer him over like they do the same sorts of things. But I don't think themes is quite as big of an injury is not injury. Excuse me batting average risk batting average risk. Let's as Vogel Bachmaier my only concern with themes awhile now. My only concern my major concern. With themes is playing time they the the broaden Kendra or they brought Kendrick. They brought Brad chromosome side but they also brought back. Zimmerman they brought back all these guys That are going to have roles and I just how many places can we really especially struggles at some point. Zimmerman's really the only one at first base there though I think Cabrera Kendrick are are are Kirke them ten play to save his life and and then so Castro could even go over there and open up second base for Kendrick so I think Kendrick might get some of the point. Appearances Zimmerman could too but Zimmerman's a health issue I if you're a conservative is not unfair but this is the the role that we're talking about down here. That's that's built in that. That's that's factored for so I like. I like getting gay roster I don't actually I don't source those. They have imposed third I don't I don't go crazy about errors in the general thing but when you make this many in spring it's a problem. Yeah it is so good offensively. It's GonNa catch the teams I though when you when you can't field to save your life and so I think that's something that we need to be. Cognizant of right now with regards to Cartagena with against three or four years already which is a lot it in ten games so mean. I've got it back off my shares of of Kiva couple early others and I just haven't pulled the trigger reasonably sal. Same same Yes those are the kind of the guys that I like. Their Dom Smith quietly did pretty well last year. Plaintiff going to be a major concern a lot of playing time issues here. But you've got to keep these guys on your radar because time will open up right. We're going into the season right now with you know every quote unquote everyone healthy and and things are locked in as they as they seem they change on a dime though. Look at how the pitching landscape. We just talked about that at the outset. How that's changing Berlin? By the way diagnosed with a mild latching not likely to make opening day could be out upwards of three to four weeks. So we'll see how that goes but things flip quickly and Sto- Keep that in mind. If you like the skills of some of these guys either reserve them if the league's deep enough or just put them on your watch list and be ready to pounce when something opens up and I think Dom Smith is one of those type of guys for sure. Maybe like a Of course nate. Low is too but he needs a lot to open up in Tampa Bay. So that's GonNa come home. Are you interested in going back to BAT FOR A boy? Donald J Jack Bauer I. I knew you're going to ask. You shouldn't just cut bait and run a little if only because their outfield remains a disaster. That will that is true. That is the driving factor. That's the only factor though but no not not not really is the answer. I think you should team up with his dad and do some sort of spin off for twenty four. I agree I agree. I would watch that a baseball themed. Twenty four of some sort. You know who I will. I will go to bat for a little bit as Rhino Horn. I still believe in some big power. There he had a disastrous follow up to his little mini breakout twenty eighteen. I was pretty high him last year and he was terrible like there's no there's no to laze around it but playtime is going to be there and he's going to get an opportunity to yes. You keep asking questions about the weirdest things. He's on Kansas City Dude Ryan mcbroom. That's not even a real player. Did their fortieth player. That I've expose amount that's right. I FORGOT THOSE IRS is out. Rayfield that I was thinking I third Branko at third. Oh yeah but no now or hearns. GonNa get an up twenty six again last year. They weren't going to give our boy. Brett Phillips the or even Bubba starling out in I I love. I Love Phillips. Great Guy but he's a fourth outfielder right now. I'm starting. Yeah wanted Bubba starling show last year. That makes him deserve any. He was fucking awful do well. I mean this is. This is a team. That's going to be fucking awful. So why not give the former fifth overall pick in the two thousand? They're better players. The play isn't Banal. Mortensen was even just a mediocre defensive player which is supposed to be some of his value. I mean yeah I give give give Brit a chance. We need right back. Baba I won't but I love Brett Great Guy So that that's definitely favoritism there because of knowing him in him being an awesome dude but is the fourth outfielder right now until we see something different so that's GonNa wrap up first base. There is an interesting position you can get caught in the cold. If you're not careful you need to be smart here and not. Just let it go. It doesn't have the depth of previous years when it was like Like we treat shortstop this you know when you can kind of keep pushing and pushing and pushing that is not first base. This do not WanNa get smoked and I'd be open to investing early and then getting a corner even even on one of the upper tiers as well so All Right Justin. We're GONNA take a obviously then you're not gonNa hear these on the same day anyway but we're going to take a break and then come back to second base but it's great talking with you and I'll talk with shortly.

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Effectively Wild Episode 1453: Time Is on Our Side

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

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Effectively Wild Episode 1453: Time Is on Our Side

"Nor do chain spe- Gall to name so mm since two now the non the good morning and welcome to effectively wild baseball podcast from FAN GRAPHS DOT com. This is episode one thousand four hundred fifty three on August thirtieth nineteen sixteen to North Carolina. State league teams played a late season class. The Minor League Baseball Game. The game didn't attract much attention at the time but a few decades later it was rediscovered by a local journalist named Dick Kaplan and in two thousand eleven win Montgomerie wrote about it for Sabers Baseball Research Journal. It is now believed to be the fastest professional baseball game ever played. I've long been fascinated by this game even more so after reading about the details of it in two thousand fifteen when Finland mergen Iran. The SONOMA's stompers. We considered trying to convince our team to try to break this record. We didn't do that in part because I just couldn't make the math work. I couldn't figure out how a game could be played as quickly as this one today. We are going to play this game out in real time. There were no radio. Broadcast has to baseball games at the time. The first world series radio broadcasts were still a half decade away so megan I will be going back to that day and back. Filling with our own broadcast. Only sporadic details of the game survived so much of what we say is made up using context clues and some guesses much of it is real though including some of the most outlandish parts after the game will briefly. Go over what was real. And what was not and now to the game The good afternoon and welcome to tourists baseball. I'm MEG rally a fan graphs here with Sam Miller. ESPN as the ASHEVILLE tourists host. The Winston Salem twins brought to you by our Patriot supporters Sam Halo h-a-l-o listeners. Might be wondering why we're already on the air today. The scam was originally scheduled for two P.. He am but the tourists have to catch a train trolley this afternoon the teams have made the last minute decision to start this game about thirty two minutes early. So if you have your tickets hurry down as we're about to get started. Yup there are only about two hundred fans here. So far but more should trickle in as the official game time approaches. I see that tourists owner L L Jenkins Seats are empty so it doesn't look like he's arrived yet but he and everybody else should have plenty of time to get down here and see some baseball on this pleasant afternoon. Here are today's as lineups for the visiting twins leading off at second base. Ray Rolling one of two players in this game with majorly experience batting second hob Bob Hiller hob Hiller playing third base batting third in Centerfield. It's Fred Hack batting fourth. Its first baseman. Al Bum bum bum batting fifth shortstop Molly McMahon batting sixth leftfielder. Frank Messer George FRY is. He's doing the catching and batting. Seventh Red Stuart is the right fielder and he bats eight and the ace of the staff. Whitey Glasner is on the mound and for the tourists Sir John Corbett playing shortstop Dallas Bradshaw playing second base Jimmy Hickman whose batting three fifty and playing center field. Ernie Burke mark the rookie first Baseman Earl bidding bidding bidding Blida Biting Biting Shing. Well he's the third baseman anyhow. Guide dunning and right field. We have earl MAC catching the son of Connie mack he is. The son of Connie. maquis is not catching the son of Connie Mack. We have Kitty Wickham. I'm in left field. And George Lowe is on the mound. Low is throwing his final warmup tosses and we are ready to begin rolling digs in and low not wasting anytime on throws his first pitch and rolling grounded sharply to Second Base Bradshaw fields it cleanly and throws the first and just like that we have one away and you'll notice. This is an interesting interesting. Start to the Game Sam. If you notice there are no umpires. They signed official red row arrived only shortly before the already digging in the bottom. Sorry sorry to interrupt you but lois. It was pitching from the stretch with nobody on and he quickly delivers another pitch. Hiller fouls this one down the left field line and so roy wasn't ready to take the field for this early beginning. The teams teams are playing with no umpire. And they haven't needed one yet. As Hiller swings at that Owen pitch way off the plate taps to the first baseman Ernie Burke fields it steps the bag to our away and Fred Heck is already digging into the batter's box in the waiting lows pitch a reminder those who can hear the sound of today's game it is brought to you by Wendell and along the apologies for interrupting meg. But that's a foul tapped wide of third base. The third baseman bidding is sprinting and a fury to retrieve it Wendelin Wendelin Long. The only piano manufacturing company trusted by the Asheville tourists and another swing in this one is lying in the left field caught on a run by Kitty Wickham and the top of the first sitting is already over. Sam What an odd display five pitches five swings an entire production only took one minute and twelve seconds hence the two teams are switching sides in a sprint. I have not seen this before. The twins are nearly all their positions Ashville. LEADOFF hitter John. Corbett is already in the Box Fox. Using whichever bat was left in the vicinity of the plate and Whitey Glasner is in his windup before Fred Heck has reached his spot in center field fortunately fortunately Corbett pops the first pitch foul because heck who had just made the last out of the inning had his back to the infield and was only about fifteen feet beyond the Infield Bert. Look at them chase these foul balls in return them to the pitcher. I mean I. I don't think that could be running any harder. If the ball was live heck is now in position in center as the ball is thrown back toward glasner he steps on the mound and without coming to a stop he quick pitches. It's another foul. This one tap to the twins dugout it rattles around in there for a second corporate doesn't step out. Glasner doesn't step off the mountains. He takes the throw from the twins. Dugout goes immediately into his wind up. In here's a pitch. And there's a bump Corbett rules up the first base line for about twenty five feet and then veers foul and on a to strike bunt. He is the first out of the inning. I don't I don't want to sound onto worried but glasner. He looks like he might be hurt today. And he's only her throwing spitball pitcher with a plus plus fadeaway. These pitches are slow and looping adding what they used to call bloopers when the Great Bill Phillips through them for the Indianapolis Reds well or whatever that pitch was it seemed to discombobulated Corbett on on. It's done the same to Dallas Bradshaw. Who just swung in miss at a pitch way outside? Glasner gets the ball back and he's already winding up and throwing and this time bradshaw abundance to his Bundy's right back to the pitcher glasner fields it throws to first the first baseman boom boom immediately. Fires it back to him rather than going around the horn and two men are away weird game we are came. A Don't know what's going on in this game right now and there's a pop up right right behind home plate. The twins fielders are already sprinting toward their dugout anticipating the end of the inning. And Oh my gosh fried drops it. The catcher. Jorge frag out spun around and dropped it. The twins fielders have to turn around in their sprinting. Back to their positions. Glasner doesn't wait for them. He pitches in its lazy fly ball to left field. Frank Nassar turns back around and finds finds it and drifts under it and that's the final inning three minutes and forty eight seconds. Sam What is going on here. You know I'm starting to wonder you know so. There have been complaints in the past few years. That baseball is dying. You remember that Oakland Tribune piece a few years ago. I remember it and can quote from Matt here. That interest in baseball is dying is manifested by the dropping off of the crowds. That goes to the game. Is this the beginning of the end for the national game. Exactly so so. Part of that is the pace of the game. The average game time is nearing two hours and many adults. Consider that simply too slow to keep them entertained. And many young children Find it too time consuming to fit into their busy work weeks. I wonder if the twins and the tourists are attempting to make a statement about the direction of the sport or trying something radical to to save it. Perhaps well all we were talking album flied out to first base for the first out and now shortstop Molly McCann is awaiting his pitch but he doesn't wait long he grounds a sharp single right at the middle for the first hit of the game. McMahon makes a wide turn it first and he's not stopping he's trying to stretch this to a double but throwing the second is in plenty of time and he's out by forty feet. We'll say forty feet volume. McKinnon is thirty three years old. He's the oldest player in this twins. Lineup he's not nearly as fast as does he once was and I'm not sure he's got any wiser either and now Frank Nassar has sprint into the batter's box. He swings the first pitchy dries into the gap in left center which makes McMahon's base running blender under really look bad ness around. I hill easing the second with a double. No no no. He's going to thirty third and he is out. He is out ending the inning. It's not even that great of a relay the replay throw came in and the shortstop Corbett double clutched and surprised that McMahon would try to stretch for third base with two outs okay. This might be the craziest fun fact. We've had all year but we're going to the bottom of the second inning and nobody on either side has taken a pitch yet. These teams are scoreless. And we've only been playing for five minutes minutes and forty six seconds has were getting used to the two teams are sprinting to change positions. The twins are racing to their position still fitting their hats on their heads. Will the tourists charged back to the DUGOUT cleanup hitter. Ernie Burke heading straight to the batter's box warm pitchers for Gardner and I feel like I haven't taken a breath all game all right. We didn't get a chance to get into what this game means for each of these teams so Winston Salem has come up just short of capturing its second league title is the Charlotte. Hornets clinched clinched first place. This week so for them. It's an anticlimactic end to a pretty good season. Ashville is finishing its season. With some disappointment they won the league's championship last year. Their first season after changing the team name from the mountaineers to the tourists in a nod to their mild tourism friendly climate they went from seventy six wins last year. Fifty eight this year and they'll likely finish in fourth the place but this was a tough season more significant ways just one month ago. The city was almost completely underwater. Tropical storms brought an estimated twenty two inches of rain in twenty four four hours. The rainfall overwhelmed dams and riverbanks unleashing torrents of water and flooding. The city with a wide raging river houses and bridges were submerged merged and still the rain continued to fall and fall waves loaded with debris crashed through town. Dozens of homes and most of an amusement park were washed away. Floodwaters didn't receive for days leveling much of the landscape submerging industrial plants knocking out pillars beneath elevated railroad tracks. Ten workers trying to repair a bridge died. When it collapsed an estimated mated? Eighty people died in total. The tragedy is knocked the entire community to its knees in prayer and in grief and in laborious recovery. Nearly all of these ashville neighbors are now starting over replanting and rebuilding and trying to get local industry up and moving again. This game is but a passing distraction but a welcome one and it is with sadness that we note. This season will soon be over. The bottom of the second inning is is also now over there was a chopard a third of blueprint a second in a line drive to center field while I was telling you that and it took just four pitches as we are now heading to the third in a scoreless tie umpire row by the way has just taken his place ending this experiment but if baseball were umpire Louis. How Umpire lous would it be well? I think that's such a great question. So of course you know there are sports. The great old game of golf for instance where players are expected to to monitor their own rules violations. Wants to take care of this sort of the officiating of the sport in in an honor system sort of way. Baseball has never been that way to sport of scoundrels and cheats. And and and so you already have a cultural issue but but even if we could assuming you get past the fallibility of human nature do you suppose that it's technically feasible that the players on the field could handle the role of officiating. I don't I have very little confidence I mean. We have a rule in the rule book that requires them to run in one direction. Around the bases. This is not the other and that rule is expressly in there because of the chicanery they get up to when left to their own devices so I think that the cultural issue you referenced would be problem enough and then there's the matter of You know it being despite it being mostly for the bulk of the game one guy throwing a ball to another guy and him trying to do something with it. One that lends itself soft multiple perspectives. That I think would make it tricky to say with any certainty you know whether a ball was fair or foul inside or outside I mean. Sometimes they Zaven can't tell if it hit on top of the third is over by the way we're going to the bottom of the third. Yeah it seems to me that one of the things that makes a sport where it makes it feasible for our players to to officiate themselves is that you have to. You have to be able to say clearly whether a rule has been broken it what I mean in by. That is if there's room to fudge if there's room to say that you are ignorant or that you had the differing interpretation of what happened than human nature is is going to cause people people to to sort of slide ever more toward a deceit and so when it comes to something like balls and strikes which are sure so difficult. It's even for an objective arbiter to decide whether a pitches is inside or outside. One is right on the border. If you have even players in good faith attempting their very best. To be honest they are simply going to be so biased. They're going to have such in their interest to see the pitch. Go their way that I think that you would end up with a sorry by the way the bottom of the third is is also now over. You're going to have a a lot. Have disagreements that are just simply unfixable. Now if it's something that is like in golf for instance it's just about counting the strokes and so to lie about. Your strokes is in is just an outright lie. There's no way that you can rationalize it to yourself. There's no way that you can say that One of those strokes should have counted. It's pretty cut and dry. It's binary it's either or you swung or you didn't you hit it or you didn't and even on those things where you might be able to fudge like whether you tact the ball whether what you grounded the club in a sand trap or or whether you know the ball move you do know clearly whether it moved or not and you have to make the decision about whether you're going to lie to your peers and many people will and in particular a sport that doesn't have an established expectation of honesty. Many people I will but in baseball. It's it's not even that it's simply the fact. Is that players. I think often think they are safe when they are not safe. Because it's very hard to know if you were safe and I think they often think that a pitch was a ball when it wasn't ball because it's very hard to know if if it was a half inch over one side or the other I think eight people even think that they caught balls that they trapped and I think They certainly have no idea on balls. That are fair and foul a lot of times all those sorts of things just I think make they get so that you have to have the voice of God who's attempting at least two to distinguish without having the the scales of self interest. Tipping them one one way or the other one so I don't even think that that's the real danger. Although there is a danger associated with that sort of righteous perception that may actually end that being factually incorrect. I think the bigger danger comes not with certainty but with that moment of doubt the moment of doubt is where things get really dangerous andress and go off the rails because you know if a if a righteous man trying to do the right thing even if he is ultimately wrong thinks that he is safe after a close play I baseball you know you can get exercised about that and you can believe a thing to be true and you. Can you can jaw and yell about it. But the moment that he betrays even just slightly in his face that he's he's a little unsure. I think. I think I was safe but I'm I'm not entirely positive. In that moment. The fans in the stands will realize that this is all really made up. I mean it's happening in front of them. There are guys on the field trying to play baseball and they are standing a certain distance since apart from one another and they have a clear objective for what they're trying to accomplish on the field but the rules are made up. They're totally arbitrary. We decided it's played this way. Because that's how are we like it. We've decided this is the right thing and we're able to to forget that this is not set down on stone tablets snot on the Ten Commandments. Dan Mintz because. We're having fun at the Ballpark. And they all seem so sure. And so we're able to be sure that we're having fun. But as soon as they look a little confused or doubtful or don't I know the rule then we're reminded that we're kind of just sitting there hanging out because some Group of folks couple many years ago decided. This is how we should spend an afternoon. We're going to feel a a little bit silly about that and so I think that there's danger not so much that we can test the outcome that we questioned the value of the enterprise entirely. We're actually in the fifth inning. Yeah we we. We did. Just talk away to winning. Susan I should give you a quick update on top of the fifth. Neither team has scored yet. The twins were retired in the top of the third on just three pitches which I propose does should henceforth be called a minimus inning from the Latin for first in the bottom of the third. Kitty Wickham Strung out on struck out on a pitch hit him. I'm in the chest in the top of the fourth after ground ball back to pitcher George low low sprint into the bag himself because first baseman earning burke had already abandoned position was high tailing it to the plate where he was due to lead off the next inning. Also low has been replaced on the by Eighty Bacon and while you were giving that update me man and filed away to pitches for strikes and is now behind to who thank you for the update. And here's the two strike pitch and McMahon grounds another ball up the middle again into center field for leadoff single. Oh he rounds I and the throws wild man isn't stopping. The ball rolls away over the chalk. Lines toward the twins dugout and the on deck hitter. Frank Nassar is standing standing there. Nassar picks up the ball. NESSAR fire it of the base and the tags in time necessarily just through his own teammate. Towards yeah I I did. Wait may did that really happen or is that something that we just made up because it seemed entertaining. Nobody would know if we made it up saying that really truly really happened. I swear that it was a thing that just happened. That is the first out of the inning. Right Nasser through his own teammate. Out from the on Deck Circle and now Nassar or is already in the box that each is it a first pitch homerun. The twins have a run and the scoreless tie is broken up. What what an anecdote? Okay can we go back to the play earlier in the inning. Knows I mean yes. Please so pudding Nassar's role aside for a minute. Okay I want to talk about Molly McMahon's strategy in this game. So when he gets on base he just runs until he's tagged out. He never stops so like what if this were a normal feature in baseball. What if there was a player player? Maybe he'd be called Zoom Zoom Guy or the sky or the new guy and this every time would that be like I mean. Would that be good for baseball. Is that be entertaining. Could he make a career of how good would you have to be with. You have to be as good as Cap Anson that way. I am just fixated on on how we would. We would call it. Would he even have a name. Would he have a name or would we just make the sounds. Would we just call him. The guy are the zoom zoom. gags where we would. We all chant. When he got on base would we all just start going zoom zoom zoom would would we encourage? That's a great question. Would we encourage this behavior or would we all collectively go stop. Don't do it and try to restrain. Strain him some way. I wonder if it would be like for. How long would it be fun? Because we'd like to shout about stuffing at a baseball game and it's quiet some of the time the reason we tolerate the quiet because we get to shout on occasion. I shouted for a home run. I got excited. I was exercise. I shouted about it and so you would be somewhat Shahroudi. You get to shout fun sounding like Zoom Zoom and whoosh whoosh has a less good mouth feel than zoom gray great for that sort of like holding the note though like Woo. Yeah Yeah could lean into some of the atmosphere around you. Perhaps if it's windy in the booth that day Eh and Pew Pew is it doesn't have great mouth you'll have and I don't even know what it is. What is that supposed to sound like some sort of like futuristically gunners have those and so we'd get to shout a bit but then after a while you know that this is coming and you'll have seen him fail a couple of times right you'll have seen him not not succeed? And then you're dreading you're experiencing dread you you have mortal not mortal dread in a literal sense but in terms of your enjoyment the literal end to that that I suppose I think given the rules of the game is played today in Nineteen Sixteen. It's not feasible but you could imagine a future sometime in the next hundred or so years when baseball liberalizes the baseline basically and says. There's no need to run directly to the base. This is a game of tag so please go in any direction you want and and in that case the idea of constantly going forward would make a lot more sense. You could even imagine. Well I might ask you in a moment to imagine but you could even imagine that that would be the default that every played appearance with last one one batter and that there would be no there would be no runners left on bet. You couldn't go part way. You had to finish finish your circuit by the end of that plate appearance and then every single batter who put the ball in play would be to an extremely expensive game of tag in which his his plate appearance hinges not just on his ability to hit the ball hard although that is significant start but on his ability to avoid tags and caused general general chaos and I I sort of think that I would like that although I do think that having runners on base is a nice way of giving game texture that you you don't WanNa have every plate appearance start in exactly the same space like it would be boring if you were watching American have you. Do you know American football this game. They're playing on college campuses. I've heard I've heard of it so you wouldn't want to have a game of football where every play starts on the thirty yard line and it's like third third and and six like you. Sometimes you like to have first and ten sometimes you like to have fourth in one. Sometimes you like to have second in two. Sometimes you like to be on the ten yard line and sometimes you like to be on the forty yard line line and all that gives it variety it would be boring to have a game where every play was at exact same place in the same way with baseball. It's nice to have runners in scoring position. Like isn't that just a magical phrase runners in scoring position it sounds so good runners in swab risk even makes other sounds sound. Good like Zoom Zoom. Yes it does so so I think that I don't think I wanna make it so that you're forced to zoom zoom guy. Yeah I do think that making the game safe for Zoom Zoom Guy by letting him run in any direction would actually be quite would would be quite good. I think I would support that and it would open up the game to a whole different kind of player that we haven't seen yet yeah. I guess I'm just skeptical. That the lettuces him you're describing is GonNa be all that prevalent fine yeah. You don't think baseball's ever going to be an athletic game. You think we're we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA stick more with the with the the sluggers in the Sud George Herman in Ruth Style that that we're seeing in Boston. I'm just saying that I don't. I don't know that I've ever seen an athletic boom including the gentleman who's on first base sometime so yeah not a lot of athletes in this not a lot of athletic names in this lineup. Now Um this is ray rolling in athletic namer extremely UNATHLETIC name the rolling. I guess it occupies two extremes emotion name but yes it's not. It's not the great kind of motion generally speaking all right while we were talking by the way some innings passed. We're now in the in the middle of the seventh inning. The twins have scored a second. I can run while we are discussing on a home run by hob Hiller another athletic name and Winston Salem pitchers have turned in another minimus cinemas inning. Meg were on pace to finish his game in thirty five minutes. Maybe is do you think that's a any sort of a record same. I'm glad you asked that the fastest Asas game in professional history today was thirty two minutes long. It was played between Atlanta and mobile on September Seventeenth nineteen ten. Here's what's odd about the game before it. The fastest recorded game was forty four minutes and on the same day that Atlanta and mobile finished in thirty two minutes to other teams teams in the same league finished a game. Forty two minutes suggesting that there might have been a competitive aspect to each games REPENTITI. The game got national attention attention. It was on the front page of some newspapers and in some ways it looked like the scene we've described listeners. Today players ran on and off the field and sprint into the batter's I box usually swinging at the first pitch. They hit mostly grounders but there were some differences. The pitcher seemed to be trying harder than the pitchers in this game today. Who've been lobbying pitches? The base runners didn't vroom vroom until they were out and so there were occasionally rallies though it should be noted there were also seven outfield assists one first inning rally produced a run on a double than a groundout to advance the runner than a walk and then a double Allsteel to score the first run of the game. Another rally ended in memorable nine. Three two triple play in the second in which one runner was doubled off on a fly ball to right field and another was thrown out trying to score from second base on the very same fly ball. Both pitchers worked leg demented steam engines engines. According to accounts there were ten hits in total the winning run scored in the ninth inning. And I'm going to read from the game account. Here Howard Murphy Fi singled and then burglarized the second story Wagner was then so ungentlemanly as to swat the sphere to the Left Garden for one base and Murphy not meandered. Home as one writer has recounted the teams had given the fans and exciting game with a bit of everything except a home run and had set an unequaled benchmark for baseball brevity by playing nine inning game in less time than most teams take to complete two frames the Atlanta Journal wrote viewed from every angle. Goal the game was a Hummer so we might beat that record but the style today is quite a bit different like you say. We've seen pitcher's throwing pitches before their teammates were in position Russian. We've seen almost all lobs from pitchers. No runner has been stranded on base. Every batter has swung at the first pitch. They've seen other not all of them. Of course have hit that first pitch fairly early so this has been I would say from that description from that style of play this has been very contrived scenario and yet as we head to the top of the ninth thinning. There is one detail that is clearly not contrived. The visitors are winning two to one which means the home team will have to bat in the bottom of the ninth. I could imagine some. Some people will have hot takes about this game being a sham but at the very least we have proof in the score right now that this was not a game played strictly for speed and with a total absence. The competition. Yeah that's right. That's a great point so by the way why while you were saying that. We sipe first-pitch bummed out and while I was saying that we had another first pitch out. So Oh so that's two outs in the top of the ninth inning of the twins are winning two one. And we've been playing for about twenty six minutes. Any Bacon is still on the mound hob Hiller at the plate. Bacon winds and delivers and hiller grounds when weekly to the shortstop corporate charges throws to first. And we head to the bottom of the ninth with the Asheville Tourists Chris Looking to either win or make three quick outs and race to their train. So while we're talking ASHVILLE owner L Jenkins did arrive. and He. He does not look happy Jenkins always pays for his ticket and we're told he is very upset that he and the rest of the fans have not been rewarded with a full and genuine baseball game. Indeed we have not yet even reached the scheduled start time so there are fans who will be arriving to find out that the game that they have paid to Z.. Is already over. And so- Jenkins is now standing up. He's saying something to the crowd. Let me see if I can hear this. ooh Okay so yes. He has just issued a brief speech and assured fans that the club will be refunding all tickets so this sort of game as you now from having watched a lot of nineteen teens. Baseball is not that uncommon late in the season. Base call. Fall of course isn't too serious and teams frequently have a little fun. After the pennant races undecided sometimes that turns into farce and L. Jenkins clearly does not like this but but some would argue. Just let the kids play. They play loud all that so meg simple yes or no question for you is a post pennant race. Everything is settled. All clinched up. Last days of the season is a fun game like this. That defies competition and breaks all of the norms. Good or is it bad. It's a really terrific question. I think we become overly fixated candidly with a winning winning winning pennants winning trophies when the mere act of showing up and doing one's work is is admirable even if it doesn't lead to success and I think that you know dwelling too long on the result of the game to miss some of the things that are the best about it like if you actually managed to get to your seat because your team is playing a game in thirty two minutes you would get to enjoy the company of your family or your friends you might. You might get to feel a bit Wiley for going to a game in the middle of the day. Not Doing doing your work you might. You might get to see something on the baseball field that you've never seen before although it probably takes a little bit longer to have that be satisfying eyeing than what we've seen here today. And so I think that it allows us to appreciate some of the things that we necessarily have to neglect. When we're in the midst of a Pennant Race Jason Playoff fever You know we get to enjoy some of the the slow movements the quiet moments or even just small moments of victory that don't add up too much but that you know some of these guys might remember for a while and you never know what's GonNa grab you at a baseball game. You never know when a fan who hasn't seen this before four will look around and say well. I wasn't invested in the pennant race. Anyhow but this is pretty great and I wouldn't mind coming back again with stakes matter a bit more so yeah I think I think it gets fine but all of that said because all of those things are very fine things you probably need them to last a little bit longer. That is a tricky thing I mean I do like the idea of variety novelty and not taking things too seriously in a lot of great developments do happen basically because of an accident because of something that we're supposed to be a one off and then we discover something about ourselves or about the system at work however I do. I am sympathetic to the paying customer. I am sympathetic to the Consumer Mer. Sometimes you think you know what you're getting you're used the thing you like and then you turn it on and it's just different different in weird and not. Everybody likes that. Not Everybody likes the weird experimental thing and so I'm sympathetic to that I can see why L. Jenkins taking care of his of his fan base. I understand that I mean I will say I guess we should take a moment to note that. Meanwhile we are down to the final out of the game and John Corbett the shortstop and leadoff hitter manager. We didn't say that I don't think manager is up. Representing the tying run. He looks at twins. Reliever Herman in Asia Schwarzer Swartz Bay. Sounds like maybe Schwartz Schwarzer sounds like a Saas who looks back. Doc in corporate conspiratorially how would you like when you take that line again though. Schwartz delivers a fat pitch. Right down the middle and core grew lashes out to left field into the corner. Nestor chases after at corporate rounds. I in tears for second the throws coming in. But it'll be late and corporate never stops ray rollings wings fields at its second throws to third corporate stops and we have a pickle corporate retreats and hob Hiller fires back to Rowling's now chasing Corbett between third third base and with the diving lunch tags. Corbett out game is over the Winston Salem twins of defeated the actual tourists nine twins and one tourists this collapse onto the field. Like they're finishing eight hundred yards sprint. The ball game is over a trained to Raleigh awaits. Sam Landis never speak of this game again. Awesome deal All right so I just wanted to do a quick rundown of what was made up so we don't have a box score from this game and in fact the reports of the action are quite minimal. The the reporters that were on on the scene didn't really take it seriously. Unlike the Atlanta and mobile game that we reference from six years earlier which was a very well documented. So we we had to make up the LINEUPS. We knew some of the players that were in the game but otherwise we had to use other players from the roster. We didn't know the order and for the most part other than the scoring place. We don't know what happened. Opened for for each batter. So all those like groundouts first-pitch all had to be be made up but but pretty much everything else is true. That necessarily did pick up the ball in the on deck circle and throw out his teammate. And they really did The pitchers through pitches before their fielders. Were on the field and they really did LOB pitches. Che's it really does seem to be the case that nobody took a pitch the entire game and that they did genuinely room room every play there was according to according to win. Montgomery's fantastic right up of this game and he also wrote a great one of the Atlanta game. There was not a single runner left on base. So there were three home runs over the wall and everybody else says Eventually out and so that was maybe the the one professional vroom room game that that ever happened and As far as I can tell none of those guys roomed all the way around they. They did apparently make it to their train. which was was at two thirty train was at two thirty now? I mean it's one thing to to say let's play a fast game but they had a two-thirty train and the game aim started at two. I don't know who thought that was gonNA work. Yeah and even when they started at one twenty eight. I can't imagine they were gonNA finish. Who would have thought they would have finished but they did? They finished and in. Yeah I think The everything else is pretty much As we said so I don't get to give you credit for album as own name is real real name. U M B bum. Bum mooned boom. What a great? What a great I mean you just satisfying like a stew is has a letter ever done more than that last be no no never never and you you sit there and you're like You Know Ray ray rolling great name hob Hiller. Great Name Could Fred. Heck what the heck heck of a name but then we get towel Bumba if there was no be by the way it would just be album. That's right and you wouldn't get satisfaction like like over enunciating bomb like what Obam because it would still sound like album but instead you have to slow down you have to slow down to appreciate the Bumblebee. So I would like to Just cite the sources That we relied on again win. Montgomerie wrote the two defining articles about these two to be At these two games and everything is just taken taken from those. And so those are great pieces at the Saber Saber Dot Org and will link to them in the Oakland Tribune soon article about the baseball dying. That resided that was that was found by 'em Abacha leary all the information about the flood. That happened that summer in Asheville Asheville comes from our state DOT com the article Hell and high water the flood of nineteen sixteen. And I think that's it of course. Baseball reference references always with as ten times. More information than you ever think you're GONNA get about Nineteen Sixteen Minor League Baseball Team bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-ba them. The hard thing with a baseball references minor league names is that there's always the best names are always one name names like you don't even have. You don't have a first name or you don't have a last name here. You're not sure which and like the names are just ridiculous like the name and they always have a question mark. Because I don't know what the I don't know how names get question marks in baseball reference anti assume it means that like you're not sure he existed or something like that but it's always like a cannoli. That's just his name bum. Yeah so Anyway Baseball Reference Dot Com just given me a new appreciation for broadcasters. Yeah and I had time to prepare. I mean I didn't have time to prepare more than reading it twice. And I I still had moments of stumbling. I bet there's some inconsistent name pronunciation insulation throughout our. I will remember it when it comes time for the postseason next year. And I'm inclined to be prickly toward those in the booth. I'll probably still be prickly but I'll I'll feel worse about it. They do have a lot more time to describe what's happening that's generous. That's very generous toward me. Thank you SAM. All right what. We've done that MEG. I'm crossing it off my list there. We go that'll do it for today. 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Derrick Goold- February 14, 2020

Scoops with Danny Mac

13:55 min | 1 year ago

Derrick Goold- February 14, 2020

"Hit a home run and get pre-approved for your next refinance your home purchase at the home loan expert Dot Com. Enjoy the PODCAST. Spring Training Roles on here at Jupiter Florida. Were coming to you from the Lou Fuse Automotive Studios here. In Jupiter Remember Lou views is Saint Louis. Fourteen brands ten locations. The Lou Fuse Automotive Group. See MORE AT FUSE DOT com. I don't know if you feel comfortable with this Derek put Happy Valentine's Day to you. Oh Yeah thank you for the reminder but you better get on that if you haven't been on it yet you know with flowers in you know jewelry candy whatever you you better get on it. I'm just I'm just telling you Valentine's Day then a long time since I've been down here that I lost track of the days I I I know the feeling Let's jump right into it. Will you give me a candy heart? I will give you some chocolates. If that's what you prefer. I have three hard minimal on Valentine's Day. I'm going to get into the three better minimum but don't jump the gun yet. Okay okay all right. Let's let's start. Who seven the news of the day and The biggest news I think coming out of baseball and really cardinals camp yesterday was the press conference held by Jim Crane in the Astros. If you WANNA call it a press conference. It was kind of an ugly day for baseball yesterday. Wasn't it? Yeah I mean yeah any day the Astros are involved with trying to make a statement seems to become an ugly day for baseball On on a radio show there in Saint Louis with some of our friends. I mentioned that It's inevitable that Major League baseball will announce a twenty eight teams. Make the playoffs just to distract us from the mask. The Astros added to yes. I'm not not a great sentiment. Not a real ownership. Not Real ownership of it Just an interesting time. It sure does seem like the Astros are happy to let people who aren't with them anymore. Take ownership of. I mean I've seen a lot of apologies from folks from former hitting coach. Is there from former players there But you know I think Korea really stood out watching the videos He stood up for Carlos Beltran. He acknowledges mistakes he said things got out of hand but what they said in the press conference was a mess Where Jim Crane blamed it on leadership than said that he was not to blame Tried to tried to let off. The grown men could not be accountable for their actions. I mean just some of that stuff is just nonsense. I would agree and and I I just felt that they as a whole and Right now on the website scoops with Danny Mac dot com with Ben Frederickson I I said this I just felt like they were. Ill prepared for a press conference that they should have been very very prepared for and it's kind of a black guy for baseball and I I thought that was moms. They've had months to set up absolutely or they handled all the stuff that happened. In the world series poorly the stuff was the taunting in the clubhouse poorly taunting of reporters in the clubhouse poorly they at every step handled it poorly They found more ways to come up with excuses And I'll add this Dan. I I was talking with some of the day I said you know. The Astros come across as arrogant and haughty and they have for a while like they're above the law in some ways and so much of that was pinned on or steered towards or directed at Jeff. Liu Now we know who's not there today you know. He's not a part of that today. Was Jeff Luau. So you know while he was well. He was definitely a part of that and gave across that impression. With non apology apology. They can't hang this one on him. Either this is a massive their own doing. And it's just in the walls there as it pertains to the cardinals You and I were talking yesterday and again earlier this morning that you know. Many of the carnot players in the sentiment among players around Major League baseball there really frustrated with this. I mean not only that they have to answer questions about it but for some guys it had a direct effect on them in a negative way in and they're frustrated with that aren't they. Yeah Yeah you know. I mean obviously got one player. Suing the astros because he aims to prove that they cost him his livelihood on. There's a lot of that. There's a lot of retrofitting of success. And you know that adds to the frustration of the comments from the Astros today where they were. They apologized for getting caught. Essentially and then when asked what was the benefit of it. They said well you know he get some benefit of it but not in the world series of course not in the playoffs no none in the world series which is it. They were caught cheating Cheat if it didn't work and if it works then you win so you continue doing it so of course it had to do with what you were winning. I hear some frustration with that. That like you know come on. Don't take us all for fools you benefited from it own. It move on absolutely Mike Schill. Let's talk about the cardinals. Mike Shield Kinda had his state of the Union. Yesterday if you will on cardinals Spring Training and where the club is what stood out hearing from the Cardinal Manager. Arish starting you know we. We talk every day with the manager usually before workouts So it's starting to get into a little bit more of the specifics. You know different needs of the day a Carlos Martinez throwing a bullpen. That was something that was discussed quite a bit. I asked about Alex. Rae Is For the morning paper to kind of look at how you know the similarities between where Alex Rae isn't Carlos Martinez are today and where they were supposed to be Injuries of obviously played a part in twisting their careers in in new directions So you know. You look at We we talked about that You know just Kinda talked about what he wanted to try to get out of camp here it talked about. The addition of Brad Miller the different positions. He'll play. What kinda threat is he to say? Gyro Munos Tommy Edmund that kind of thing so it was. It was more a less of a general questions less general thoughts more of targeted discussion. What do you think happens with Alex? Raise this spring. The wheels the training wheels are off. What do you think I'm GonNa Steal that line okay? That's fine by millionaires. Aw not the way I described it. Was you know it would not shock me at all if you know this season? Let's say long about June The cardinals are in London. Jordan Hicks is on a rehab assignment. Springfield and Alex Rodriguez is handling tonight. Dinning just would not shock me. What about opening day? Though what do you? What do you think his chances are to make this team? Good better than average You know I think they want him. I think you know we saw last year. How Shield really would like raised to be a part of it. Mike Mattis wants to see a healthy ray as he feels like he really hasn't seen him at at full strength They WANNA see that. So I think You know when you when you. They're they're real intrigued by having him but they're they're really gonNA let him dictate. I. I think it's I think it's possible openings as possible You know it as far as like you know if we say like we know who the opening day starter is going to be. We know who the opening day first Baseman is GONNA be You know I think when you talk about like the odds of them being in the opening a say roster I think you know. Harrison Badir has a greater chance of being on the opening day. Roster than say gyro Munoz in Giro Monroe's has slightly less of a chance of being on the opening day roster than say a Lane Thomasson Lane. Thomas has a better chance than Alex. Rae isn't Alex raises a slightly better chance than say a dylan. Carlson to put it in those terms. Sure it makes sense. I it so much though. Unfolds here in the next seven weeks and that's kind of the fun of this. The cardinals even though we talked about it yesterday even though this team that won the CS there are so many questions. That's what makes this. Yeah this spring training is really kind of fascinating from the cardinals fans perspective and it's a crowded house and they added one more to it and they added one more who then kicks everybody down another notch and I you know one of the things that whoever the manager has been here with the cardinals always talk about trying to create. Competition mean there. There's an abundance of competition here. But it was created. It's created by questions It's not necessarily straight up competition. It's it's more like you know. Are you're competing against time? You're competing against age. You're competing against preconceptions. You're competing against injuries. You're competing it's time. I mean it's just like it's like each of these guys who could fill the roles for the cardinals have to overcome themselves first before they ever compete with somebody else job. Do the McLaughlin here to tell you about the hometown automotive family. I trust the most the loop US automotive network and you know they are saying Louis. Loop views has been a part of Saint Louis for over seven decades. They're proud to support Saint Louis in the surrounding areas with cars youth. Sports and charitable efforts. Fourteen brands ten locations just visit views dot com to start shopping today free. I hope you know about this. Chinooks rewards APP. If for some reason you don't wear have you been the whole city has been downloading this. If you're a chinooks rewards member you're going to earn points and the next time you're H nooks. You can use those points for money off digital coupons on the items you want most download those chinooks rewards APP. Get the APP that you a wrap it up with this You've been watching a lot of grown men play catch and throw bullpens but by professionally. That's correct and you can You you you still. Can you know take some things away from that? You can do that absolutely so. Who is Mike this conversation no not yet? So that's that's what? I'm running out of topics. I could go for hours with Derek but I have limited time with you. So who is stood out for you as you've watched some of this Carlos Martinez strong today. I'm clear that he was not throwing that. He was not letting it go That's not unusual. Other guys weren't either But good Good luck to him. Just good life to him you know. He's slimmer lighter. Moving around lighter. Seems to have reconnected with his athleticism. A little bit The good sign. I think Ron John was impressive. I saw he was a pitcher of the year for the cardinals. Organization last year topped out at AAA guy. Like Oviedo has made an impression early on Zach Thompson. The first round pick people were really enthused by him. I want to caution all of this though. I'm more so than usual. Dan I think you do get something out of washing opens. Someday you and I should have the Miles Mike. Klis conversation on here because I think it's an interesting one okay But I WANNA add multiple asterix to this because all they've thrown his fastballs and that was on purpose. These first two bullpens have been fastballs and fastballs only so so Kim has also been Cake has also been impressive Also you look around and it's like okay. Well yeah the guys with command and athleticism who maybe are a little bit ahead. Because they've been throwing those guys are going to look ahead and they do Derek get on the chocolates. The well might be jewelry because you could be in trouble right now or it might be i. I don't know maybe a new car from Lafayette. I don't know every car. Yeah whatever well. This isn't for you. Whatever you need to do for a Happy Valentine's Day for Mrs Gould. Take Care of Man. I am going to write a knee weakening. I Miss Stang swooning sonnet for her. Well that's I don't think you really WANNA put I stack words for a living buddy. I understand that but you know what just rate you have not in the romance to read my Haiku. Let me let me tell you some. She isn't GonNa give a crap unless you go to Lordos diamonds. I do you like how I slipped. In a little sponsorship there go to Lord of diamonds you Lord Diamonds Dot Com and order her a nice piece of jewelry and all of a sudden. She's not GonNa Really. Care about all your high coups while you say roses are Red Violets. Are Blue. Didn't get flowers. Here's Lordos diamond for you. Hey I think that's the next Promo for Lordos diamonds. I love it Derek. Thank you I appreciate that. We'll get our week not really. She's not real happy with you right now so. Get on it okay. It's Valentine's Day. All right. Derek talked on Monday. 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Ronald Reagan's Address to Nation on the Challenger

Entrepreneur on FIRE

12:32 min | 10 months ago

Ronald Reagan's Address to Nation on the Challenger

"Boom shake the room fire nation J. L. D. here with not one not two but three unbelievably powerful speeches from our history. The first one by Ronald Reagan. The second one from Chief. Joseph and the third one from Lou. Gehrig and I actually share. Why that third one is very meaningful to me and my family. I hope you enjoy these fire nation and we'll dive into them as soon as we get back from thinking our sponsor fire nation. Are you ready to turn your passion into a profitable business? Then this free training and seven figure playbook and resources from my good friends and top marketing experts. Nick Unsworth and Brian Delaney is for you. It's called launch and scale now and you can get instant access today when you visit launch and scale now dot COM ready to make a bold move and finally find the perfect candidate for your new role. No matter your industry zip recruiter can help in right now. You can try ZIP recruiter for free just visit ZIP RECRUITER DOT com slash fire. Zip Recruiter the smartest way to hire our. I fire nation. Let's dive into the first of three speeches today. This one's by Ronald Reagan address to nation on the Challenger. Ladies and gentlemen. I do plan to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans. Today is a day for morning and remembering Nancy and I are pain to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger we know we share this pain with all the people of our country. This is truly a national loss. Nineteen years ago almost to the day. We lost three astronauts in a terrible accident on the grounds. But we've never lost an astronaut and flight. We've never had a tragedy like this. And perhaps we forgotten the courage. It took for the crew of the shuttle but they the Challenger seven were aware of the dangers but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly. We more seven heroes Michael Smith. Dick's Gobi Judith. Resnik Ronald McNair. Ellison owner Zucca Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe. We mourn their loss as a nation together for the families of the seven. We cannot bear as you do the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss and we're thinking about you so very much your loved ones where daring and brave and they had that special grace that special spirit says. GimMe a challenge. In a media with joy they had a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths they wished to serve in the dead. They served all of us. We've grown used to wonders in this century. It's hard to dazzle us but for twenty five years the United States space program has been doing just that we've grown used to the idea of space and perhaps we forget that we've only just begun. Were still pioneers. They the members of the Challenger crew were pioneers. And I want to say something to the school children of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle's takeoff. I know it is hard to understand but sometimes painful things like this happen. It's all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It's all part of taking a chance in expanding man's horizons. The future doesn't belong to the faint hearted it belongs to the brave the challenger crew was pulling us into the future and we'll continue to follow them. I've always had great faith and respect for our space program in what happened today does nothing to diminish it. We don't hide our space program. We don't keep secrets to cover things up we do it all upfront and public vast. The way freedom is and we wouldn't change it for a minute. We'll continue our questions space. That will be more shuttle flights and more shuttle crews in. Yes more volunteers. More civilians more teachers in space. Nothing ends here. Our hopes and our journeys continue. I want to add that. I wish I could talk to every man woman who works for NASA or who worked on this mission and tell them your dedication and professionalism has moved and impressed us for decades and we know of your anguish. We share it. There's a coincidence today on this day. Three hundred ninety years ago. The Great Explorer Sir Francis. Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama in his lifetime. The great frontiers were oceans in a historian later said he lived by the sea died on it and was buried in it. While today we can say of the Challenger crew their dedication was like drake's complete the crew of the space shuttle Challenger honored us by the manner in which they live their lives and we will never forget them nor the last time we saw them this morning as a prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God. Thank you fire. Nation to more incredible speeches coming up when we get back from thinking our sponsor if you're ready to turn your passion into a profitable business but you're not quite sure where to start that I've got great news for you. My good friends and top marketing experts. Nick Unsworth Brian Delaney created a free training there sharing three smart cuts to leverage your expertise or the expertise of others to launch and scale in two thousand and twenty during this training. You'll learn the one skill you must master to launch a scale your expertise to the world. How to quickly create launch the perfect hi-fi offering sales funnel right out the gates. And how do a supersonic stack to scale a business in record time? Plus when you sign up. Today you also gain access to their seven-figure playbook free inside their playbook you'll find brand new funnels scripts and word for word. Copy that they've used to help their clients generate two seven and even eight figures revenue. That means you don't have to start from scratch or recreate the wheel when it comes to a solid start in your marketing strategy visit launch and scale now a DOT com today to Senate for their free training that's launch and scale now dot COM according to ziprecruiter research nearly three out of four employers. Say they're finding it difficult to fill open positions. So what do you do if this is you? It's time to make a bold move to give you a couple of examples. Sixty eight percent of employers have raised their wages in twenty three percent have increased their benefits. Maybe for your role is a different type of incentive. The bottom line is if you have a difficult role to fill no matter. Your Industry Ziprecruiter can help. And Right. Now you can try ZIP recruiter for free at ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire. What makes ziprecruiter unique as they not only send your job to over one hundred of the top job sites they also use their powerful matching technology to scan thousands of resumes to find people with the right skills and experience for your job. Then actively advice into apply ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five employers. Who Post on Ziprecruiter get a quality candidate within the first day? And right now you can try ZIP recruiter for free. Just visit ZIP DOT com slash fire. That's ZIPRECRUITER DOT com slash fire ziprecruiter dot com slash fire ziprecruiter. The smartest way to hire our next speech is by chief. Joseph is known as surrender speech in eighteen. Seventy seven the military announced that the chief Joseph and his tribe of Nez Pierce had to move onto a reservation in Idaho or face. Retribution desiring to avoid violence chief. Joseph advocated for peace and cooperation. But fellow tribesmen dissented in killed four white men knowing swift. Backlash was coming. Joseph and his people began to make their way to Canada hoping to find amnesty there. The tribe traveled seventeen hundred miles fighting the pursuing. Us Army along the way in dire conditions and after a five day battle chief. Joseph surrendered to General Nelson a miles on October. Fifth Eighteen. Seventy seven and the bear paw mountains of Montana territory. A mere forty miles from the Canadian border. The chief knew he was the last of a dying breed in the moment of surrender was heartbreaking. Here's the speech. Tell General Howard. I know his heart what he told me. Before I have in my heart I am. Tired of fighting are chiefs are killed looking. Glass is dead. Who will shoot is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who lead on the young man is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people some of them have run away to the hills. We have no blankets no food. No one knows where they are. Perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children to see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me my chiefs I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands. I will fight no more forever. Who Fire Nation? Our third and final speech today is by Lou Gehrig farewell to baseball address. It seemed as if the luminous career of Lou gehrig would go on forever the Yankees First Baseman and prodigious slugger was nicknamed the Iron Horse for his ability in commitment to the game. Sadly his record for suiting up for twenty one hundred thirty consecutive games came to an end. When as thirty six GEHRIG was stricken with a crippling disease that now bears his name on July fourth. One thousand nine hundred ninety nine. The Yankees held a ceremony to honor their teammate and friend they retired. Gehrig's number spoke of his greatness and presented him with various gifts plaques and trophies when Garrick finally addressed the crowd he did not use the opportunity to wallow in pity instead he spoke of the things he was grateful for and what a lucky guy. He was the speech fans for the past two weeks. You've been reading about a bad break got yet today. I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been ballparks for seventeen years have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you. Fans look at these grand men. Which have you would have considered the highlight of his career to associate with them for even one day. Sure I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jake Rupert? Also the builder of baseball's Greatest Empire Ed Barrow to spend the next nine years without wonderful little fellow Miller Huggins then to spend the next nine years with that outstanding leader that smart student of psychology the best manager in baseball today. Joe McCarthy sure I'm lucky when the New York giants eighteen you would give your right arm to beat in vice versa. Send you a gift. That's something when everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you trophies. That's something when you have a wonderful mother in law who takes sides with you and squabbles. Against her own daughter. That's something when you have a father and mother who worked all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body. It's a blessing when you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed. That's the finest I know so I closed and saying that I might have had a tough break but I have an awful lot to live for. Ma'am fire nation. A very powerful talk by Lou. Gehrig in fact three powerful talks. I hope you enjoyed. I wanted to end this episode with the Lou Garrick speech because my grandfather actually passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease so it was a very touching speech for me to read into here and to share with you. I hope you enjoyed these speeches. And I'll catch you on the flip side ready to make a bold move and finally find the perfect candidate for your new role. No matter your industry zip. Recruiter can help. And right now you can try ZIP recruiter for free just visit ZIP RECRUITER DOT com slash fire. Zip Recruiter the smartest way to hire fire nation. Are you ready to turn your passion into a profitable business than this free training in? Seven figure playbook and resources from my good friends. And Top marketing experts. 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The Yardwork: Ep 155: Part 2 With Lucas Harrell!

The Yardwork

35:02 min | 1 year ago

The Yardwork: Ep 155: Part 2 With Lucas Harrell!

"Ah What's up guys welcome back to the yard work baseball podcast. I'm your host yardwork Andrew Today. We got a Guy Lucas Hurrell coming back on the show Greg. It'll be more indepth baseball career talk some more baseball talking about some sneakers. We're going to have a whole lot of stuff this upset. I'm super hype for before we get into that. Make sure you guys subscribed drive to us on itunes you follow on the NAP sponsors hit factory baseball baseball lifestyle one and you follow it was on instagram and twitter at the yard work now. Let's give him to the show all right so I'm with my Guy Lucas around now so what's going on buddy dude it and it's funny that we have like this like that. Stare took like intro where you gotta like introduce the guy it's like hey doing everything we've listed on the phone talking sneakers for a hundred ninety on our nine thousand nine minutes right now yeah we started off definitely a big into what's come out so I definitely like like we were talking earlier. There's some really cool stuff coming up with Nike and Adidas so I'm pretty pumped about this next two weeks. Yeah definitely the there's there's some good self talk good stuff coming out and we've been told her that for a little bit which is always sweet Briar baseball question through we haven't taught super much bag pre show but what about what I I Rwanda to ask you. What was it the stickiest situation you've ever stayed in as a pitcher like you're gonNA fight really someone charge at you? I haven't happened actually had someone charge but trying to think real quick I have some people in its ended up in some verbal exchange and then also I've <hes> you know how sometimes when guys get a base it on I facing they do all this stuff to to the dugout and I'm like you know if they can do that as a hitter and then I strike you out and I can't do that back to you and you can't take it then. You know that's that's where I like baseball's Kinda. There's kind of one-sided works more towards the hitters does the pitchers because guy has a home out meaning. There's a bunch of stuff you know. Why am I not able to do that? Back in I did that one time I did that back to I think it was Brandon Phillips and and he didn't like it too well and so he we had we exchanged words a little bit Kinda dope that like you you blend. Phillips are either that like money thing was like his signature move was like where he would like. Take his hands and he'd make it look like it was kind of rain and I guess or whatever yeah you're talking about like I slice lab in your hand out one of those and so he I jammed him one time and he got a base it and there wasn't illicitly on rb I._R._A.. Everything he gets the first baseman young guys guys in the dugout doing like this money thing and I'm like dude like I just jammed you. What are you yeah? You gotta hit but it wasn't like he you crushed it or anything or even got R._B._I.. Breath in so his next valley struck him out and bad the ball had bouncing away from the catcher in the catcher through the I will when I walked by going back to the dugouts. I did it right in front of me really did you did his move sir. I did his move about ten feet from right as he was. I looked at me and I was like here to rebels. I did it and then he he kinda. I thought he was gonNA laugh it off at first he kind of laughs but then he got fittest outside ahead with his own move I also I just I just thought it went to science where it's like. Hey guys pitchers we might as well. The thing is it's like you've got to be able to take like if you give it. You gotTa take it the thing that he did. He'll if if you WANNA came up at hit her run it did it to me good for him. As that's I think so dumb ally this tab you on his pockets man you you've played in the big. You go all all that experience than here. That stores like it's just crazy to me yeah. We'll 'cause actually thinking back to the only only fight I've been in when I was pitching was all the way back in a ball and like two thousand two thousand five yeah. It wasn't even because of me it was a guy did something I didn't even know what it was about the day before and then <hes> The guy got on first base and then all of a sudden a fight broke out between our first baseman this dude and so I was pitching and so obviously I got involved but it was a mother seems to where it was directly because of the but you are in the middle middle of it yeah I got. I got tackled from behind. I was trying to figure out what might what was said what was going on. I was trying to get in the middle. I was trying to break things up at always Dana Grevy trying to be like at the middle man like you're trying to find out what happens you always. You always get hit yeah. That's the thing that Susan's you don't want to do like I didn't WanNA world up in grabbed my guys because if you grab if I grabbed him then now he he has he. That's how you get hit and that's you like you like being human shoes from yeah I mean because like you look at the door with with Bautista it after when everybody ran up there there was a dude I couldn't see who was the guy grabbed. Donaldson Donaldson got popped and I'm thinking like you you you grab somebody now. They can't use their arms yeah so they can't even defend themselves can't even though their hands up to block so when I ran over that was the only thing I thought was hey don't grab him. Just get in between the between them so they can't they can't fight and and then I I kinda got him between them. A little bit and the second Baseman was already there and all of a sudden I turned to look back there is to do just like boom and I went down to the grounds dude. It's like the thing so then do retail stores like all like like fighting for all like it's it's just so calm goal to me. Sometimes it happens for really quick and this over really quite again. It's and sometimes it's over something on something usually pretty dumb but sometimes it's worthless swear. It's Kinda necessary. You know it's like hey likes we've. We've had some bad blood in you. Know like you look at look at seems a play each other a lot earlier in the year they can get kind of chippy like I've seen it happen with the dodgers and Arizona especially especially in like your division. If you play your team in your division Alava early you WanNa win because obviously would you higher up into the vision and also you're seeing this team a lot that you probably don't like for make sense but it's like it's crazy to is one of my buddies is in the summer league. Dave <hes> the other day and I and I remember I got usurping tonight with this. I was the first one over there. Tell them and I I. I didn't like I didn't grab my kind of like push them. Both siles like short arms department tweet don't want us when they're hiring is grabbed him. The other guy grabs tonight. Grab my guy my my either over my shoulder and he spits tore that guy direction or like what are you doing man. It was so gross it's like I'm not GonNa lie what it was pretty pretty like you know like was leased classy things you can do some kid from the bench runs out and I my back turn and all of a sudden I punched in the shoulder blade yeah. I think that's not even like a hit that kids face or refunding his face. I got like shoulder hours. I already know what's going on man. I'm just trying to keep everyone okay and I'm getting yeah. You don't want to hear going forty spend on people I I've seen that happened a couple. I was like laughing for Saint Room like spin. Autumn Guerra's been on the kid it was it was it was pretty gross but <hes> started the fight. I don't even know man I all all the sun like it did happen so quick and I feel like it was the kid on my team because not the first fight he's been but when I looked over he got he got shows and also makes a fist. He's GonNa Punch the kid but he stops himself and they're like a now. There's Charlie tackle each other so like the whole thing was it was just weird. I was told to don't I should just hit the kid yeah the kid spitting on them and I just making anger in how you he knows you WanNa Five Hour Allerton coaching you can win. Do stand tall with your chessman. If you're going to do it do it but it was definitely it was definitely crazy. Who's been a rush and I never really been like really any fights or whatever I was in? The middle of it was kind of cool. I forgot up my girl was had that game to focus on top. It was it was a good data. It was good data Chess Nafta <unk> <unk> matter samosas. Did you guys win. We did not know then when we lost three to the verdict. Let you know after that words. Get Worse GonNa move past that. What am I question? What was your whole baseball career? A what was your best moment like when when you think about your your career <hes> what are you decide like Dow which is like a good day. That was a good moment. I mean obviously my first starting the big. Leagues was a great moment lie <hes> once I got I got because after that I got sit down actually my first game. When I got called back up against the Yankees in Chicago and my came in I came in the game face jeeter with the bases loaded I start jeeter out with you know with on on three pitches and then you know how you told me that's still legendary? Oh it was hard to that's just like I came side of the idea of playing against jeeter like you compete against them and struck him out only face seem. I think I've only been probably three or four times in my career out tattooed on my foreign like I struck out jeeter something the coolest thing was is I think he thought it was my first struck by first big-league strike out and so I s really Hanson request over to get one of his Jersey signed and <hes> he signed the Jersey and he actually <hes> we he'd gotten the ball for somehow and he signed the ball for me as well and he disinterested you just said good luck with your career and you know the in this was nice little nice little gesture. He's a real classy dude. I'm like I don't know how I like doesn't see the students. It's freaking Derrick jeeter yeah. He's like to like I've seen from Long Island. I'm like thirty minutes from the Bronx. I go to games all the time with diehard Yankee. Fan like jeeter is just like he. I ate explain jeeter's my family men. That's insane. Jitters legend one hundred percent alleged kate. 'em Up in the books that sweet man and you got you decide Jersey and ball yet. I still have the Jersey and ball had the ball on the little case and then and then I put the ball is vas in a case and then it's in a case with the Jersey as well. That's fire that is so sick. I put my Mariana Jersey in there too easy to nuts you don't football like they exchanged jerseys and stuff yeah after the game while baseball it's kind of one of the things to where if you have a guy on the other team that you is a friend or or you know as a you know their best player like trout or Harper. You know you said you said you get one of their Jersey as you send it over and you Kinda keep it as like as being like hey you know guy I played against. That was really good. Also also you know just a just you know just for memories to who what some other guys you have <hes> Joe Mauer Trout Trout. I gotTA trout in two thousand thirteen I got I got some guys I played with. I got like all too. I got I I didn't play with Korean. He wasn't in the biggest Jeff Rangers when he was all the guys that Asher drafted first of all when they would come in <hes> I would get him assign a Jersey for me. <hes> do unlike Labra guests they this is this is so so dope dude and all of Yankee guys you know like I got clemens because he was working with us and some training. I got Andy Pettitte Yup. I got an old chuck knob lock to the really namedrop and I got a burning fan. Not Bring Sanders Sanders washing politics. That's probably why said that I'm Komo. I'm guessing that Bernie Williams yeah. I didn't mean he's a piece Berry wins. He may be play center field. Actually that's why you played Centerfield. Yeah I mean kind of I mean I think I think that made the transition easier for me because I think you're like ek seven years older every night you're playing shortstop. JEETER's your favorite and then I feel like I think I I just like I like. I really save in my basement like I was. I haven't outfielder <HES> senator feeling like really WanNa start buying their fell right and I love that position and things like what my parents because I you know I really do is Yankee six or seven years old and the Bernie would and stuff like that and then once trout came two thousand eleven and I was just like sold on on Centerfield because of those guys pretty much yeah. This is <hes> Jeeter your favorite Yankee all-time yet trying my favorite player of all time Ed. I got a bunch of jeeter posters and and and stuff like that I actually have assigned junior baseball ker. I should forget about that. That's awesome pitch hit. I sold my Apple Watch for it pretty funny but yeah. I'm a big on like like a sports memorabilia stuff like that. I always say I want like a little sports memorabilia basement because I got I actually got a pretty good. I got Jeeter Rizzuto. Yogi Berra Bucky Bucky Dan a Yankee grades are also like we love sneakers. I also WANNA sneak a closet. You know sing along the lines of yours because I mean it's absolutely unreal yeah. That's taking me quarter two years to Iraq that all of it's it's it's like it's really a it's slow grinds to I've been realizing with baseball card collecting and seekers but it's it's so nothing. Nothing's barely getting a new pair sneakers gang a new baseball baseball card man. Honestly I know sounds weird but when you when you get new Jordan once I just like opening the box and you can just smell it. I know exactly we've talked about two. That's the funny thing yeah. It's like. It's like man. This is just the best I ever do. I know exactly what you're talking about but I'm looking at my my my so my senior box that I've. Stacked up and I'm like constantly opening up and China China take whiff of C. C. Right I could smell that new sneaker smell man if people like that new car like when they get a new car on how the same way for sneakers <hes>. I think there's nothing better than I'm looking around in my room. I'm just so glad I really found like like passion with like a baseball cards and sneakers because like it. It just makes me so happy I it just. Does you know Yup. I feel <hes> what about next question for you as to. How does it feel to give a home run? What's going through your mind? Well I like usually when they hit you know right away. I are you have a good feeling. Well not a good feeling but you have a good like a good idea. Yeah that is gonNA leave the yard so usually. I think we'll why'd I throw that pitch. You start is always easy to second-guess but mainly what I think is I didn't execute. It's because usually it's like well. That pitch was supposed we down away. I mean I missed up an aunt or the pitchers was to be down in and I missed over the middle of the play and so you know it's it's. It's them letting like hey. You got to be a you. GotTa be better because you know obviously it was a mistake. That's why they hit it but it's also it's also things to where you know it just depends on new institute and like and what they do coming out of the box and stuff. It's just as it's not a good feeling but it's sometimes it's it's. It's a reminder like hey like especially. If you're like cruise along like I remember ask in Pittsburgh one time and I was cruise along them in like the six six any with two outs and I was just getting away with throwing fastballs because we had we it was like four to nothing and mccutchen came up and I was like I was like all right. We'll also awesome. I got him out this way so I'll just do it again. Will he's a good hitter and you can't just do exactly can't do the same thing every about he's GonNa make adjustments and try to do the same thing. He reminded me that hey you can't just you can't just do the same thing every time he it went up or Taco on me hit a ball illicit of all the stadium upset field. Do these guys like pitch again and stuff like that. It's like it's just so crazy man after the sound like a hundred times like so sick like mccutchen he he knows one of those guys when he played in Pittsburgh he was just huge is so dominant man for like four or five years. He was such a beast where she now now. He's with. I got hurt though he's with Philly Philadelphia. How is he doing pretty good? I bet you director. He's done for the year. I your killers easy l. like a while ago so yes to yeah. I know my bathroom in San Francisco is in New York for half a year and I was so excited about that but yet he's such a beast and like you say you know it's kind of like a reminder you know for you as a pitcher because I feel like you guys have home runs especially like the the <hes> youth level did so man in a pest and they can't really stay focused. I think rattles messes up for the rest of the inning but I think you know you guys Kinda be ruled yourself like dude. I missed the spot. I sure to throw that pinch or whatever you gotta keep going forward. Yeah I mean you got the holding yourself accountable like I know I know. Some guys were like how this can guess maybe a little thing and their head they'll think will maybe it was the Catcher Henson. Call that picture of this or that. I'll look at ninety percent of the time when I give up you know a home run is not because I've probably one hundred percent of time but it's not it's not the catcher is never the catchers fault. It's usually a if I if it wasn't the right pitch. How did I execute though you gotta you guys are looking at you? GotTa start breaking down as in like okay well. I didn't I might not have been the right page is so hung it in Hanker ball or or you in order fastball missed out over the plate. So I mean you gotta you gotTa just be realistic about in Saharan made about this she he he was supposed to do and and it happened in you. GotTa move on quick definitely big. I love that answer. I think it's great. I think can help out over a lot. <hes> kids listen to this <hes> who to be on the mound do another question I got you. They don't we were talking about how Dexter Fowler may pair Jordan eight and I said like Turkeys or whatever <hes> do think you could or could have worn like I like Clinton freighters. I conferred converting Jordan ones in cleese. I do think you took a taking a pair of like any Jordan's that fits you the best and converted the minute Lina cleats or you think you wouldn't you do that or have you. I've done it with a few pair. <hes> I never ever warm in games because they've gotten a little bit more lax in at the mobile level with with <hes> the colors that you're allowed year with with your jerseys. Akron chains rules a little bit and so I didn't really wear mine in the Games but <hes> I I mean yeah. I think it's awesome what he's done. I think it's awesome. I saw Dexter Fowler actually where Almighty see the game but I saw he just wearing a pair of Jordan twelve with that were baby blue and read that they look they looked there heat. I mean they were so sick and I think it's cool. Guys are doing that kind of stuff and you know and bringing you know some some style onset also some some cool looks to the game baseball. Do I share eyler than that like humphries been doing. I know the Yankees have been super lenient with <hes> ended their cleats ahead to be more like dark colors white on on the shoe coomer white arm sleeves like white wristbands but now they've been allowing it and then every look so much cooler. I like these guys can express themselves and I mean do you if you love sneakers and you know these players out there and they had the offer convert they're feverish is and I think it's so I think it's great for the game a baseball. Oh yeah like you know the those pair of Nigel investor Jordan ones that he did like I i. It's funny that he did that because when I got mine is the first racing I said was lesson man I wear these around because they already scuffed a little bit. I wear scuff them up a little bit and then when I'm done with that I can just put cleese on the bottom where and then about. I don't know what it was like. Two three months later. I saw that he had he had done that. House like mandate looks so sick yeah he he. He's got some serious. SWAGMAN frazier red hair will with his red hair he can he can pull up anything. That's so true I mean I think it was. Maybe you less. I'm talking about like put. He got a nose ring. That's Kinda. Throw me off old. Oh he does yeah stud on the outside his nose or whatever you know rockwall you. Do you feel comfortable ride. Whatever makes you happy go for it yeah? So so what am I last saw questions for you is because you played in the National League for the you might have spent some time hidden. So how were you at the plate <hes>. I'll say I could defend myself <hes> I wasn't I when I was younger I could hit a little bit. Eh then you know being with the White Sox for seven years and not not hitting <hes> I would save my hitting skills. You know were very very poor. By the time I started hitting and also you know as a pitcher you know I didn't hit in the minor leagues like and so you take you take a guy that went from hitting on high school to pitching only and then hitting against I think my first I my first big-league A._B._C.'s offset grinky. That's that is not the guy you want for your first ad that yeah no speckling he was with Minnesota and he was throwing like I mean I've Minnesota that he was with Milwaukee and he was throwing Mike he was still throwing like upper night like ninety five ninety nine six seven that day with a really amazing slider and a good curve ball and he's got great command to both sides of the play and it was like it wasn't even fair you know it was. Like he was out there throwing it. He could've thrown four three fastballs right down the middle and I probably WanNa hit it. 'cause you know hadn't worked on hitting so you know I I was very lucky to get the face some really good pitchers to faced the guy in Miami that that had the accident the I faced with the braves you know I got I face Clayton Kershaw while what I got to use like probably GonNa get out or you like to freaking Clayton Kershaw Herschel Tournament <hes>. I actually what I really like is guys are on base. I can Bonomo or like if I come up in a bunch situation. That's like ideal for because I can run pretty good I was I think I was like eighteen for twenty Tony in my career on sacrifice bones. Have you ever had have you got it. I've got several hits. I got my first hit off Jamie Moyer on he was like forty one hundred forty years old yeah yeah yeah I'm vicious that he's played like these pitching like nine percent all emily players which is like nuts in the history of the game yeah he's a he was. He was stunned for ever yeah. He's he's. He's alleged definitely. I think he could probably to the uniform only go pitch right now. Do He's like Brett Farr men. They'll keep saying they're coming back to their hundred. Breath are still hasn't officially retired that dude. I mean you've seen him. In those wrangler commercials he can still throw the ball yeah expansion to Miami Dolphins Fan not crazy Josh Rosen Fitzpatrick Patrick. I think I'd take the chance with with Brett Farve. Yeah you guys get Josh Rosen trade again. We have our second round. Pick for it for and the Arizona really give up on him quick Ted they really did. There's only one year yeah one year number ten of role pack one year. They're like I was present enough. What happened to Ryan Tanning? Oh he got traded to Tennessee. He was going to be the next big thing there. I really don't like hell man. I always in like him. He got hurt a bunch on a bunch especially the last couple of years. That's a tough dolphins stuff. You guys you guys can celebrate that you guys at that crazy one against the Patriots one of the best one with my life honestly ozzy was I was like in front of the T._v.. Like jumping up and down <hes> lectures joy. Oh Man oh Tom Brady hell. Tom Brady he's GonNa he's going to be the next breath parties play. He's in a key planning keep winning till he's forty five. Do you like forty two or something like losing credible what he what he can do. Tom Brady. I don't know how their bodies in football last more than a couple years. I know it doesn't make sense to me. Those guys are so big and so strong and like every linebacker is trying to hit you as much force and they're trying to freaking splatter your brains everywhere. What do you think about this? You got the safeties are getting bigger and bigger and us in those guys are so fast from so far back and you you come across the middle and you try to catch a pass like that. That's why the concussion they're having so many concussions as these these guys are just getting bigger and bigger in there in these kids Dover harder. Yeah I know it's it's actually pretty crazy man and pretty crazy. I love the N._F._l.. I don't watch that I felt too much on <unk>. I've been a big college football yeah. I'm a huge college football guy comfortable on my favorite sports ever super shutting comfortable in super excited. I love I learning about everything about college. Football is sweet. I even love like Ivan Love Football. Take the at the white lines on the side of the boss of Quebec throws it you see the spiral. It's so satisfied to me. It's executed was so satisfied. I love it. You got this year Bam our Clemson. I think Bama I've I've been a battlefield forever before they even good since I was like like five or six seven years old dude like that was like like Tiba wage like the Tibo Cole McCoy the Vince Young like U._S._C. Era thing do <music> I was I've been Obama around that you were you weren't a bandwagon chaser with U._S._C. and then jumping five years old U._S.. You one like I I really didn't know much I just love Obama and then come round like two thousand seven. When I think Florida's last year they walked back to back off like two hundred seven were like marking room? She got there more thing was like favorite uncomfortable player all the time I his Jersey is Alabama. Jersey got a bunch of Alabama guys though like she's he's the man do sales. I was in Nebraska Fan a little bit when I was younger and they were they were all right they have they would had like an exciting quarterback and they ran like all like for that time. They ran a real high powered offense. Was I going to say about all. Do I used to hate tren Richardson man like whenever like you'd be on the field and not Mark Ingram. I'd be still pissed watching well always has studied running always always the best team you can recruit the best player yeah I mean that the people talk about like college recruiting and stuff for sports and it's like when you have a program that you that Nick Saban's build their. I don't even know if they even have to go like they probably have kids. Call Them Up. Can we come to school there and then they'll look at their tape and they'll be like yes or no. They're not they probably don't have to go recruit at all yeah. Everyone knows Alabama all those players November where everybody all the best players they they wanna go they like if you have the opportunity to go there. They WANNA go there win. Championships I go for most of these kids and it's gonNA use your best chance of playing pro. Bowl guys being drafted every year. It's insane. We have what they have like a few years back. Someone told me they had like seven first round or something every but I kind of wish it'll be draft was was a little bit more hyped up than N._F._l.. Draft split up so the N._B._a. and the N._F._l.. The drafts a lot bigger but I think I think they I mean I don't see a problem. I don't know why the N._B._A.. Doesn't like kids go straight from high school to the N._B._A.. I really don't really see but no man. I'm not ahead of the N._B._A.. That's bigger fish to fry to worry about that. I just think that there's too much to lose lose on the line for guys like you know guy like clown Williamson and you know and these in these rule these real high ticket high school guys when they go to when they go to college you know if they get hurt their possibly losing millions and millions of dollars like Kyrie. I mean Kyri still got drafted nor one overall but you know he. If you WANNA come back at the end of the year and played really well few games yeah he played thinking only she started playing like in the <hes> <hes> tournament these yeah so I think I think that with him doing that that really helping out but if he would miss the whole year you know that could really Henderson interest because I'm a big fan so really yeah well. I'm not really a Duke Fan. I'm more of a coach K. Fan yeah he he just he understands how to how to communicate or whatever he does it just he does magic with these kids definitely for sure we'll do that. That's all I got for this podcast man <hes> do I do. I'm sure I'll have.

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Too Much To Handle

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22:47 min | 1 year ago

Too Much To Handle

"The interruption but I'm Mike Globe on Tony Police arrested a naked man for tearing up a chicken Tony Kornheiser and I I was just trying to make an Omelet got no grocery store in your neighborhood so actually I have always wanted to be a short order cook I have I would like to know that you know when you go to a hotel and they have breakfast on the weekends and there's a guy there and he's cooking omelettes all the time time you know I think that would be funded Omelette man yeah I'm with you I leave I'd like hamlet me I would like to recipes I wanted to be the next first baseman of the cubs you wanted to be Omelette PTI boys and girls today's episode chiefs get a win the packers get beat in the browns get embarrassed but we begin today with the Baltimore Ravens knocking New England from the unbeaten ranks by running for two hundred ten yards in an impressive shredding of the vaunted Patriots Defense the Mark Jackson Pass for one touchdown and ran for two more than the thirty seven twenty final score Wilbon what does this tell us about Jackson and what does this tell us about the Patriot it feels as Jackson that can beat anybody on a day he can beat anybody on any given Sunday anybody I don't care who it is I don't know if it's sustainable and not to run as much as he's running I wince when you've been through the Rg three experiences we both have been we've seen that happen and not turn out good and you hope that does not befall this kid what does it tell us about New England Tony they're good they're really really good but they're gonNA lose three or four times this year thirteen and three or four not unbeatable eatable then no historically great teams out there I like the forty niners of that either we'll find out more but I thought that was a really good game I'll tell you what else if you build a team on speed need empower you can go after the Patriots I don't know why more teams don't do that but they don't because they don't have the personnel to do it it's why the personal let's still did that way we both felt that Baltimore was going to win this game yet we both said this out loud that Baltimore is going to win this game would I think this tells us about the Patriots is is that they hadn't faced a quarterback like Lamar Jackson you can't simulate that in practice look at the quarterbacks they have none all of them have the skill set of Lamar Jackson Luke Falk Case Keenum Josh Allen Daniel Jones Josh Rosen. They're not Lamar Jackson that the Patriots had given up four touchdowns all year they gave up four in this particular game. I don't know if you agree with me on this but I think you do missing Gronkowski Gronkowski Missing Antonio Brown that that didn't work at all I don't know that the Patriots have an offense they're not a sixteen in offense no they don't and have that they're running back but they used to have new has to make them feel better yes brady went to him like what twelve charges Ryan this is not a sixteen year old patriots no it isn't it isn't it so they can be handled and so how many teams can do that I mean how many tweets out there right now give me a number that you feel feel comfortable three or four thousand three yeah I mean if he goes to see to here's the thing well John Harbaugh needs to get a lot of credit all the time for remaking remaking his entire team because he saw what he had in the morning on harm bought a chain here's what he's going to do like ninety percent of coaches now the college and professional ranks wchs well they gotta fit my sister all know John Harbaugh says I'm seeing nat seeing this seeing that doesn't create something that is going to help them win doesn't didn't seem even more amazing that the browns went into Baltimore a month ago and crush them one game well okay but that's the outlawry of the season so far the biggest surprise of the day this particular day had to be the packers getting popped by the chargers in front of a stadium full of cheese heads in la the game was never close close to charges leading nine thousand nine hundred nothing at one point and coasted to victory unless Aaron Rodgers rather blue and he said afterward quote this is a good slice of humble humble pie for us we're Kinda role in seven and one and starting to listen to the chatter maybe a little too much close quote Tony you agree with garages or do you find on some deeper meaning on overreaction Monday to the packers losing so I watched the post game with Rogers I think I watched all of it it seemed to me that one point he said something that sounded like we got out tell a little too early and maybe and this was implication I got maybe some of the team party I need a little too much in l. a. and maybe we would I infer maybe we weren't ready for this particular game to go back to the point on the New England patriots. Nobody's going through undefeated no the forty niners go through undefeated last year if I'm not mistaken the charges were a playoff team they're one of the most disappointing teams this year because there's supposed to win games like this at home so when they win games like this at home I take away from that that the packers dead I don't take that away I don't take the packers Zedillo at all we got into this position now in the culture and you and I are smack in the middle of the culture where people analyze and talk about sports and particularly after NFL fell games where every week is the end of the world sore a king's coronation and and people need to be embarrassed about this who do it in the rock because they have no shame because nobody has no shame anymore no shame but tony the one thing is that's not a home guests honk for Green Bay do you see the did you see the stands a and you see the cheeseheads after they knew this when that game was scheduled for you we're going to overrun logical people here's what's interesting to me because I think that your division Asian the NFC North Division. I think it's good but it is all all off all four lost yesterday how often has that happened I believe it is the division was used to happen all the time when our division winner was eight eight ten years not lately rodgers and the packers use the Kansas City chiefs too late field goals from fifty four and forty four yards to beat the Minnesota Vikings Delusion twenty-six twenty-three Matt Moore more one in relief of Patrick mahomes forgo going for two hundred seventy five yards and a touchdown now kirk cousins had three touchdown passes but could not drive his team at all in his as last action we'll would you rather focus on the game that Moore had or the one that cousins did not have more cousins have been great for like four or five straight weeks he can't be great every a week and he's not you know it's cousins not unites they're gonNA be great every week now I thought Matt Moore Look You're not going to ask him to do too much backup quarterback you're hoping this this day and age and this is why Teddy Bridgewater should be given a bonus check or something if you can do a four or five times but you WANNA backup quarterback to be able to give you a couple of good two weeks if he has to give you a third when hoping and praying until your guy gets back right there guys coming back and Matt Moore's given a couple who'd for him twenty but that is not to be look they lost three straight home games Kansas City needed a win yesterday and got you so I'm a little bit tired of sitting here on this set and dissecting I setting kirk cousins because we watched him in Washington for a number of years and as you know I never thought he was as great as some other ampleforth right here is a statistic that I think think maybe meaningful kirk cousins is now two nine and one as a starter in Minnesota against teams with a winning record he's twelve and one against teams without out a winning record but in the playoffs you'll meet teams that didn't have a winning record I think is a little bit damning and that would be something that would concern me to your point about out Matt Moore there's Teddy Bridgewater there's Kyle Alan lot of Aloe Vera set or Allen you know there's Mason Rudolph looks pretty good at Pittsburgh the story in the NFL good backup is these for awhile tobacco baby holy season if you're Pittsburgh men she was doing well for a while I mean the Garter Minhsiu era I saw has been sort of what people in I mean that's doing well Matt Moore did very well deserves a pat on the back they held the course right because mahomes did you see mahomes by the end of the game out on the bill ab he ran out onto the fluential mania we probably didn't go down with you we're done on I think we're done so we're going to talk about the dark side of pro football now inhabited by teams like the jets and the Brownies speaking of the jets Adam gays and his team are so pathetic it couldn't even beat the previously winless dolphins yesterday meanwhile brought me great joy as you know to Baker Mayfield his lunch money taking once again this time by the Broncos so I'm GonNa Appeal to your compassionate side now and ask you for whom you feel no more adam gays or Freddie kitchen a you know this because I talked to you about this on the podcast today that I'm not sure either of those fellows is in NFL coach right now and I said that about kitchens when he was hired they go into a boy I think there's probably some people have building who are going to wonder the we make a move on this guy right now do we replace this based on their out of whack preseason expectations so if you ask me who I feel more sorry for now I'm going to tell you I don't I don't think the jets loss is the worst loss I know that the dolphins hadn't won a game officer they could have beaten the redskins if they went for the one point conversion and went to overtime they could have beaten them and they're probably better than the jets I don't think the jets or any good but we heard so much about the browns there too and Dan sit on the kitchen and say I don't remember kitchens walking around with the smug look of the quarterback who basically says Oh yeah it's your fault whatever happened today shut up the League leading twelve picks is thrown it's your fault because you made all that outside noise I don't think it was pretty kitchen I think catches is probably in over his head that's all the guys who collectively aren't nearly as good as they thought they were in the priest here's what they seem to care care about most what how do I close look and how many times can I shave this afternoon Oh my God seems to the situation there there one locker the room incident away from becoming totally free day on HBO's Heart Cleveland Browns will not this year this was Oakland Okay but you know how many times did Baker Mayfield Shave when does he has I knew I wanted to shave I don't just go in and go zappa's Zappa do the air is gone what the hell is he doing and why is thinking about where the free safety is during that time take a break coming up Russell Wilson the MVP right now you signed off on that quarterback to oh you did I like them because Stevens really leave the nats you sign off on him I just break your chance to really bad and I don't think Sam darnold is as good advertise Baker Mayfield is Sam darnold flows a lot of bit as how does he can get serious. I don't know that subserviently inflatable dateable noodle man is constant on joining entices people to look me look at me he stylist and brainless a literal pad curiously however however the inflatable middleman when hearing gyco not only saves people money but also has an award winning hand that makes it easy to manage what policy he knows you should switch because yes to GEICO is brain up stocks can implausible noodle man cast the unpredictable creatures Mail time and here's how it works go to your email account click compose write a question press send and don't hold your breath let me see what's I mean spirited tonight allow is Russell Wilson the MVP he's not the MVP but I guess he's the leader in the clubhouse now I think but certainly this other people Russell Wilson has twenty two touchdown passes only one pick in Seattle seven to and I I did not think this was going to be this this Kinda see nobody has more touchdown passes nobody has fewer interests you have ticks but on that marquee told you don't you have to have McCaffrey -ture don't you have to have Jackson who we just talked about and I'm GonNa say hey this is more homes has missed some games so there's an asterisk by name but suppose he comes back and continues on the path he was when he went out with injury and Shawn Watson so I'm not GonNa say so that's you're listening Wilson's that he's GonNa add some people today say about McCaffrey. He's got thirteen touchdowns nobody has great he's been great I'm going to add anybody named Bosa may have with you on that and I mean I I know what I'm going to say now is impossible but there should be an award for Teddy Bridge Water for going five and in relief to look we are halfway through the season I think Wilson has been spectacular to this point but we're halfway okay through by the end and honest happen on other things happen Allen Rogers you know what if they go on a normal four five game runs every every year does that a lot so who's your vote for right now at the halfway point right now I lean towards Wilson over McCaffrey by little bit I do that's after last McCaffrey I got Jackson Got Lamar Jackson shoe okay but in any of those three guys right halfway point are the colts right till have all the confidence in the world and that's in quotes in Adam Venit Terry did you see the kick yeah did you see Italy so far left worst I understand it was a bad hole because the laces we're facing but it's a terrible terrible worst kick ever so look last week and undeterred going you bet that kick was so bad last week he had five field goals and everything was fine I know but the week before that it wasn't he has missed ten kicks six so far ten Mike if he's not Adam venit terry that job is open right now there's eight guys trying out for that job he's going to the hall of fame Frank Reich is backing him I think it will end badly as well my TV career. I I don't well no how much confidence you can have more confidence your TV career and I got an Adam venit theory right now look it's it's almost over and I it just brings me joy to say that he's not Baker Mayfield anything bad on Adam I'm going to the hall of fame military the Guy has been one of the great participants in the NFL fell last twenty-five years but it does it ever in it integrates John Elway this one's for John helicopter any one the two and he walked away how many people do that after firing Willie taggart unless little who years we'll Florida state be able to hire a name to replace I said what they will stay still GonNa pay a bunch of money to be in Florida this nonsense about they don't have football dedicated building is so stupid I don't even WanNa here it they gotta stadium don't they got players in the State of Florida Dante do they assemble and put on those uniforms don't they the Garland and whatever they call wallets to Kansas state still got elite situation even if the program is it in the moment they can get whoever they want to get it was said that they had to raise twenty million dollars to buy Willy Three phone calls they could have gone go fund me and got forty million dollars in fifteen minutes they it could have done that I don't mean to insult Florida state I'm not going to make any Persians on their academic prowess that's football institutions Erica that's sort of like Notre Dame which also good academic school but that's a football university you are expected to compete for the National Championship and you know what the Catholics is not new gotTa beat one one team and you conference Clemson because you're going to beat everybody else I mean and you have to view of course people say oh they can't get a big name and yeah nobody doesn't pick up the phone floor says Florida's stains costs no money so they're gonNA stop it they want by the way how quickly can they raise the money money for the football field if it took three calls or so to get the twenty Mil to buy out easy ten calls Max easy are you confident Stephen Strasburg we'll stay with the nationals mister net- I am confident in that the people that I talk to inside information boys and girls people that I talked to that no ownership ship and they know the management staff believed that the nats fully expected Strasbourg to opt out and fully expect to re sign him I understand the Moore of his hometown in San Diego but sometimes when you go home it works out badly because there's too much pressure on you. He sitting in a circumstance now world series raised got sure Zor Strasbourg Corbin that is arguably the top of the rotation of any team in baseball right now with Garrett Cole so so to me he moved his family here he's happy here which is what people say I believe he stays I I don't I don't think that'll handle the knicks nationals you have I'm GonNa take that as some good reporting on your part also that you used to actually just sorta okay but let me ask you this because if he's not gonNA have Rin Dome Yeah in the middle of the lineup do you start thinking of San Diego Look at look at what San Diego's building San Diego's not some last place team is looking at state of the next three years ago they were less but the Taza first-place aid got the talented young Sir you got ten people who may not return to that clubhouse jets right but if you've got sherzer drudgery corn braces female Mel let's take one last break still to come Nick Sabin updates to his condition the Lsu game and she we count on the couch bars to beat the giants tonight with everybody the cowboys won one game so they've turned around near contender I guess so so we're going to hear about to her garland but it'll be a game that is not the only big game in the big ten Indianapolis Baby Whoever said that big game in Minneapolis it's been a while are you still wearing your button downs on talk didn't in hoping for the best then stop it seriously seriously because traditional shirts weren't meant to be worn on talked and honestly it shows untuckit believes leaves in helping guys look sharp and feel casual that's why their shirts followed the perfect length and were designed for guys of all shapes and sizes taller short slimmer athletic build untuckit has the perfect perfect fit because everyone deserves a shirt that looks great untucked and you shouldn't have to go to a tailored again one with untuckit huge variety of colors and patterns you're sure to find the style to match Jenny Wardrobe so whether you're shopping for the perfect gift for the man in your life this holiday season or just trying to craft a look that's as relaxed as it is smart any checkout untuckit get free free shipping and returns on all orders in the US at UNTUCKIT DOT COM and don't forget to use Promo Code R. 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Parker - Inside the (Rob) Parker - Mets Momentum; No Red Sox Run; Loaded Astros Aren't Inevitable; Guests: Nick Swisher, Eddie House

"I would not drive a story that you tell it to. My daughter was beaten to death and katharine townsend host of the true crime podcast cast helen gone and i'm heading back to arkansas on a new case to find out what happened to jamie ward on september ninth nineteen eighty nine when there's no justice done it hurts. It's a lot of people listen to hell and gone. That's h. E. l. l. and gone on apple podcasts or on the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcasts the berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in m._l._b. America this is inside the parker. You give us twenty two minutes and we'll give you the scoop on major league baseball. Now here's baseball hall of bain voter number one. Oh three rob parker welcome come into the inside the parker podcast rob parker hear you there. What a big show. We have for you today. We're going to talk with nick nick swisher the former outfielder first baseman and fox sports one analyst also stopping by we're going to talk to an m._b._a. Hooper that's right eight eddie house who's huge baseball fan. He'll talk about his hometown oakland a.'s and his love for the game plus that and much more. Let's go to lead off. It's getting robbed and keep them up. Rob's hot. Take on the three biggest stories in major league baseball number one the new york metropolitans are bawling. I ripped him. I told him they were bad that they should be sellers at the the trade deadline that they shouldn't do anything because there was so far out but here we are and as of tuesday the mets want to eleven and one <unk> stretch their red hot and now they are just two and a half games out of the wildcard washington's ahead phillies ahead. Saint louis is ahead milwaukee's ahead and the metro right there. I mean obviously have to jump over a lot of people but this is an incredible incredible story now. I'm not gonna poo poo their hot streak because since the all-star break their seventeen and six and they have the best best record in the major leagues just one thing this has been built on beating a bad teams out out of those games that they've played since the break only to have come against teams currently over five hundred sixty all star break so they have feasted on bad teams but i'm not going to beat him up for that dirani schedule. You have to be able to beat them so i'm not going to rip the mets. Do i think they're gonna make the playoffs and jump over four other teams. I don't think so but if you're a mets fan you gotta feel good that they didn't just throw in the towel well. It's fun to go to city field and don't forget it. Wasn't that long ago. I think twenty fifteen when the mets went to the world series. I know it's a different team but the mets are in the playoff race. They just are. Let's see what they do against some of the better teams as we move forward number two on monday. The boston red sox snapped their eight game losing streak. They will awful you smell that they lost four to tampa bay four to the yankees and here's the best part in the knows a games this starting pitching the e._r._a. Was ten point seven zero. They were absolutely bombed. We're talking about a staff with with chris sale. We're talking about staff with david price. We're talking about guys who have been there done that one big big games. I don't know anybody who could believe that. The red sox would be this awful out of the race. I know there are only about six and a half games out of the wildcard as of tuesday but i'm gonna tell you just to feel of it. I believe they're out of it. I don't believe there's a comeback. They're pitching his raggedy agassi. It's not the same team and this is the weird part. They've actually scored the most runs in the american league so they're scoring runs ons but they can't get people out and for the record. They've already lost more games this year than they did. All of of last year number three everybody's buzzing about houston astros uh specially tuesday night kazak grinky achey their new piece their prime piece that they got in the trade deadline made his debut for the astros they everybody saying it favors now look at what they have is far of a rotation and they're hoping that zach cranky could be that third apiece to go with ver- lander to go a garrett cole and give them an unbelievable three headed monster going into a series come postseason in time. I think that on paper they are the favourite but i've also seen teams with great starting pitching. I saw it with the tigers they had three m b three cy youngs the three reigning cy youngs and price ver- lander and serve and they got swept by the baltimore orioles so it's one thing to compile kind of talent. It's another thing to put it together and win with the discover it miles card you can go further than you've ever gone before like son in your face booking your hand kids playing in the sand further because because discovery miles card offers unlimited one point five miles on every purchase and they'll automatically match all the miles. You've earned at the end of the year so you're thirty five thousand miles could could become seventy thousand. It's just that easy. Get out there with your discovery miles card today. Limitations apply discover match for new card members only learn more at discover dot dot com slash travel. Here comes the big interview. Listen handler good eye. Let's welcome in former major angelique outfielder and first baseman nick swisher one of the more colorful guys in the game a broadcaster for f s s. one. This guy wasn't all star twenty ten also what a world series in two thousand nine with the yankee swish. Thanks for being on the podcast any kind rob. You know that ryan got your back push it. Hey what what's the biggest surprise to you. This season is it. The boston red sox and how they went from a world series to basically just fallen off the map this year. Is that the biggest surprise or how well the the plan i. I wouldn't necessarily say that surprise. I mean there hasn't been a team repeat as a world series champion since early two thousand so that doesn't really surprise me. I mean you gotta remember how much <hes> how much pressure is put on. These guys come the postseason how much how many extra innings these pitchers have to throw and at the end of the day when you pitch all the way up until the beginning of november. I mean that doesn't give you exactly a lot of time to get yourself ready for the next season was little disappointed with the way the david price and chris sale pitch this year absolutely but offensively. You can't be mad at that. I mean these guys. They're doing a tremendous job. It's just i think at the end of the day the starting pitching and bullpen has kind of led the red sox down this year we saw the astros do a blockbuster deal to make them at least on paper the favorites at the trading deadline which was on the thirty first of july and switch wish. Let's just admit it they they pick up zach cranky to add to their rotation. Tell me about the astros. Are they going back to the world series and can they win it again for the second time in three years well rob. You know me baby. I bleed those pinstripes man so i'm hoping not but i think just right now with where they are. They definitely look like the front runners in the american league. Obviously i feel like it's the los angeles dodgers everybody else in the national league and i think there's two upper echelon teams in the american league that i think will battle it out <hes> for that birth into the world series and i think it's gonna be the astros and the new york yankees. I think that one thing that both of those teams are striving. I mean for is that home field advantage throughout the playoffs. I'll be new york yankees. They play extremely well in the bronx as well to the houston astros at home obviously bringing over a guy like that green tea. I mean nobody thought that was going to happen now. The sudden you've got just burland garrett cole and now you bring over that greek you. That's a great little wrinkle from those right handed flame throwers now you've got you know the right handed <hes> he's. He's really just pitcher. Guy knows exactly what he's doing. <hes> offensively that team <hes> they don't struggle anywhere defensively. They're amazing <hes> the end of the day man. It's so hard to say <hes> the houston astros are the front running team right now especially with all the injuries that have happened to the yankees but at the end but also to the yankees just keep winning. I mean it's like all the sudden giancarlo goes down all these guys down and it's just next man up mentality mentality <hes> feel like they just set the record for most home runs against a single opponent the other day in baltimore thirty plus home runs against the team at one either. That's pretty impressive. <hes> it's definitely we got to be a battle. There's no doubt about that. Obviously i can't wait for the playoffs going and <hes> and then hopefully you know it's been a minute since the yankees war men two thousand nine. We're coming on ten years and you know how people in new york again maybe when they win their championships they can get a little antsy over there. No doubt about it speaking of that at the trade deadline the yankees. He's didn't make a move. Everybody thought they would get a starter and also talking about has been amended. It's been thirty one years since the dodgers have won the world series nineteen eighty swing eight nineteen and when you think about it they've gone the last two years. How shocked were you that they didn't pull the trigger on some bullpen out. Well you know what man i think that the los angeles dodgers know exactly who they are and at the end of the day think about it man if you've got kenley jansen at the back into the bullpen doing what he knows how to do that. You don't have to worry about a thing if joe kelley picks himself up from the kind of the rough season he's had i and all of a sudden. He pitches tremendously in the postseason. Nobody's gonna remember that at all. I think what the starting pitching the strength of the starting pitching the los angeles dodgers. I have with guys like walker. Bieler who's just growing up right in front of our eyes. Were you has game. He was the all-star starter so i think that with where they are long with clayton kershaw schol as well. I mean these guys have starters that can go deep in the game so hopefully you could take a little pressure off the bullpen the new york yankees. They're exactly the opposite. Starting pitching is a weakness. Bullpen is your strength so it can be interesting to see how this plays out. I mean obviously the new york yankees. Lineup is built to score early and hold the lee and with the astros man their starting pitching and bullpen and offense those guys can do it. All there was another suspension for p._d.'s as in baseball. Tim beckham with seattle who started the season. As shortstop was suspended for eighty games of this is the second year in a row seattle's adults had this issue because robinson cano was suspended last year is always gonna be in the game. Where someone's you know trying to stay on the field of feel good. You would or really stop this. Totally you know i don't know man and and that's the first i'm hearing about them and that's really upsetting that somebody like tim back up with would do something like that. I mean obviously seattle man. I kinda kinda leads. The league cycles got nelson cruz dot pop robinson canoga pas pop. You know dee gordon got popped. I mean all sorts of guys over there in seattle or getting you know bob left and right. I think robin and i think this is just like anything else. If you you want to get rid of steroids in the game that you need to make the first defence a lifetime ban that will definitely create a little fear and i think that will definitely he makes guys think second. You know think about it a little differently if those would be the cases obviously. I don't think that's going to be the case. I always think there's going to be guys trying to get the upper hand and it's a shame hey man because everybody out. There is trying to plan a level playing field yet. You get some certain guys. They're trying to get themselves up <hes> to make themselves better. <hes> i in tim beckham case ah that's upsetting young player trying to work himself up getting himself into that rotation <hes> man that sucks. I hear that last thing being told you one of the most entertaining fun guys. I got to cover you. I was in new york when you guys won the world series but this weekend is the players weekend. Would they get to put nicknames. I mean i mean that's nothing that i'm sorry. It's august twenty third to august twenty fifth. What would you use for your name aim. If you were able to do that probably swishing nishikori go across back swishes ed. I think i'd roll with alan that would be pretty sweet and of course legendary yankee announcer gave you that switzerland is right. When you hit home runs shirt sir yes sir yep yep john zarrella man of amazing his name is nick swisher and if you want to get more of his insight make sure you watch him on fox baseball baseball coverage. Hey nick thank you so much. We appreciate you and stay well bro. You're talking to your brother anytime you need me. Probably that for you thank you. It's time for the pocket protector central the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe f s wants. Anthony masterson is his name b._s. Analytics is his game what you got for me anthony as a baseball fan. It's likely you've had these types of with your friends friends over the years. Who's a better defender. Mike chowder mookie betts defense is hard to put a number on. We're getting closer to a more definitive answer than just the eye test out above <unk> average or oh. A is a metric based on an outfielders range that shows how many players saved over his peers couple of weeks ago on the podcast. We talked about catch probability. The likelihood of an outfielder making a catch based on speed as in positioning well above average or away is the season long accumulation of each individual instance of catch probability saying how through there was appointed to with an eighty percent catch probability if he makes it he say credits of point two points. If he misses it he loses point eight points that all up over an entire season. You'll see which outfielders make the most of their opportunities. It's even the nationals nationals victor robe louis leads baseball with an o. a. plus fourteen or on the flip side. The mariners mingo santana brings up the rear with an o._a. Of minus thirteen answer that question we asked before who's better bedser trout mookie betts as an o._a. Plus five the season trout only at plus. That's one all right. Anthony will check into that. I'm not so sure if i'm on board but we appreciate you. That was a big big week. In the big leagues for is it fair and now now here's shadow league dot com and it'll be insider j._r. Gamble marlins rookie e san diaz us hit a four hundred twenty two foot home run against cy young award winner jake degrom for his first major league hit as he hit it. The mauling announcers were interviewing his father who went ballistic. Is it foul or fair to say that d. As dad's home run call one of the best in major league baseball history totally say it's about the journey between the sun more than any sport not only did the marlins announces catcher that in the moment rob would be the hallmark our training sacrifice we saw in the settlement is awarded but the whole world is de gotta be one of the history like you mentioned in farther when psycho ooh but it was the perfect woman it was baseball father excellent caps for the world to see all the stars aligned for d. as his dad and how'd you couldn't have scripted it any better fans that suffering through this rebuild their judaism criticize training on modern superstars so we had to be happy acquisitions from yell exchange longtime headline call i- j._r. I totally agree with you. Fasten your seatbelts. Give me five here comes parker's top-three m._l._b. Teams this this week number. Three does houston astros. I know everybody saying rob. Stop it. What are you talking about. They just got cranky. They they got unbelievable. Pitching as of tuesday they had seventy three wins only forty losses but the astros. I'm sorry when you look at the other teams ahead of them. It's only that reason that they are number. Three number two the los angeles dodgers they have the most wins in the major league league seventy five and forty as of tuesday but let's just get real they score ton iran's but that bullpen just continues tended to get exposed and it's going to be a sore spot. That's the reason why i can't really take a look at them and think they're the best team because you just. I don't know what you're going to get with that bullpen number one the new york freaking yankees. Yes sir coming into tuesday day seventy three and thirty nine. They had the fewest losses in baseball despite all the injuries. It's is incredible what the yankees have been able to do. We're in august now. Giancarlo stanton has one home run this season. Do you hear me the big stud slugger and the yankees are still with the fewest losses in the game. They are the best team in baseball aw hey it's r._j. Bell host of the straight outta vegas podcast joining along with vegas pros who know as we give you the vegas perspective on the biggest sport stories as of the day sports batters listened for the money sports fans listen to no more than their bodies. We deliver the vegas truth to you and we do it every single day. That's my a personal promise iheartradio number one for podcasts and it's easy to see why find straight out of vegas with r._j. Bell on the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcast podcast. It's time for trash. Talk twitter with your chance to trash anyone or anything. In major feature league baseball paik this week's winner is shy on moen guard and he tweets this. Why the hell didn't the dodgers fixed the bullpen before quarter trade deadline. We have big pockets but only seem to look who fought in the future and not the presen- i'm sick of being second. If you wanna chance to win a new era snapback cap send your trash to add rob parker f s one on twitter. When rob was the newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. If i'm writing i'm rippin. Let's bring a writer of broadcaster older new less welcome in n._b._a. Champion you heard me right national national basketball association champion eddie house to the podcast for people who don't know eddie house played in the n._b._a. A play for a number of teams was a champion in two thousand eight but he is also a guy who loves baseball. What's happening now. I'm doing good man. What's happening. What you guys doing great. Hey tell me about your roots with baseball as a kid growing up in berkeley who who are your favorite people. How much did you really like baseball while i loved it. That was my first love. <hes> i really believe that i was gonna play <hes> major league baseball. That was my first goal. I'm i'm into <hes> about eight grades. Where you know my policy where you gotta get a scholarship <hes> that's the only way you're gonna go to college and i couldn't find any pickup baseball all games. It was hard to work on my game by myself. Always had to have somebody and nobody you know pop work. Mom work <hes> so it was hard to find people to to work on our game together. Basketball was just an easy transition for me to say you know what if i want to try to do that. I know i could find a game anywhere. If i wanted to work on my the handles i can do that by myself. If i wanted to. Go get shot up. I could do it by myself so that's how i made the transition but growing up man going to the a.'s game catching bar with with my my friends a lot of times we will be in grade school and we were actually catch the bar will play <hes> we play pickle on the bar train on the way to the game we get to the game. I remember the first time ever caught a ball with outfield. How mccray batting practice he threw the ball how mcrae joint he threw the ball up to me and caught it. It was it was dope but <hes> my favorite player ricki henderson's favorite athlete of all time ricky henderson man. I really thought that i was going to be ricky henderson in my mind i was on my way until i changed my mind to start way. Okay who that's a great player to be hall of famer all time stolen base leader. What was it about. Did you have wheels back then or was it just he could do everything could home runs. He could still basis he he fit for average. I mean he was an all around great player and you know he was from auburn as well so he was a guided was very relatable. Just knowing that hey this guy to come from the same place you safe city you came from. He's playing for the organi organization mutation that you love and so it was it was very relatable to me. I play left field. I mean i i tried to. I would assume emulated everything about him. The when he led off the way he get a jump stilling basis. I was a leadoff hitter. I didn't hit for that much. Power wasn't that big but i hit for average. I'll get on base the hat speed. I'll feel basis and <hes> so it was just for me. It was just he could do no wrong man. I fell in love the first time i felt we my cousin had a coaster. Avi missing was when he set the record. <hes> is for most stolen bases in a single season and he he's standing there with like cleats over his <hes> what they're tied up and they're on his shoulder and the bottom of them were like glowing because they were on fire for him running and from that moment on i mean that's when i fell in love with with wanting to be like rick anderson talk about the oakland a.'s. I mean considering the low payroll. They've been making the play offs. They've been beaten the odds do you like do they have to a a eventually win a world series to justify all the stuff that they've done or you cool with them just being competitive and being in the mix mix. I think at some point fans wanna win don't they. Oh you definitely want to win. You gotta have stars on your team. I don't care what anybody says. You can only go so far without all star power and and that's the thing about the it's so frustrating is we'll have a team. We'll build attainment will have stars and then everybody else will puck him for a while there. We were like back to the farm system for everybody. In the major leagues you know to hide. It was getting club from jamaica. Sensitive got plucked from us. I mean there's so many that the list goes on on and on all the guys that have been within the as organizations to go onto another team. It'd be successful but we definitely have to. I like what we're doing and <hes> this year. I look at this team is they. Don't quit <hes> you know they'll get down but they will not quit. They stay competing <hes> the one thing about them they need to do they need to shore up their bullpen. Which a lot of teams <hes> besides the yankees probably the best in baseball right now but they definitely you have to sure up their bullpen because you don't have those forces as starting pitchers to where you can rely on them pretty much shut guys down for seven eight innings and and then you know you can rely on suspect bullpen to to you know hold it off for one inning and bring in your closer to finish the game. We don't have that so <hes> we we definitely would have better. We have better bullpen as of right now. Manda game yesterday against the cousin was a perfect example. We went up to one and we ended up getting we ended up going down six to two in the seventh inning and we fought all the way back we ended up moving to six to five with opportunity within two hundred on base to win the game on wanna go up and <hes> you know that's just an indication of how they don't quit and they continue the play and fight and scratch and that's what you have so you gotta p things together. It's not just gonna be on runs. All the time you gotta sometimes go station station and then you get opportunity to but you have to play baseball and we got thirty thirty seconds. You just mentioned home runs. Are you digging. The home runs and major league baseball amino leaving the yard or you cool with it. I mean it's it's cool for the i. I like. I like pitches which is do i like to go out there and and i like the way that a pitcher can manipulate the strike zone manipu- keep batters off balance. That's what i like about baseball. I mean it's cool to see the whole month but it's so many of them is starting to get monotonous to me. I'm much rather see of a and we i think we will see that it will start shrinking down in these playoffs playoffs playoffs come. I don't think the ball jumping out of the jumping off the bat. The way has <hes> they might they might change ball when the playoffs come go. His name is eddy the house of course n._b._a. Champion two thousand eight with the boston celtics shoe dog baseball fan and let me tell you eddie and tax talk baseball when we see each other working at f. s. one so edi great to have you on the program and we appreciate you. Thanks for having me man anytime brothers out bringing the closer. Here's why m._l._b. is better than the n._f._l. Or n._b._a. and it isn't even close it. Semple august twenty third to august twenty fifth major league baseball allow players to put nicknames on the back of their uniform. They've been doing it for years. I love it. It allows you to buy like for for players to be creative. You've for fans to buy new jerseys and this is the reason that major league baseball is better than the n._b._a. and better than the n._f._l. This is creative. Baseball normally doesn't do this do not normally family friendly. They're not normally thinking outside. The box walks all the traditions that come in baseball the idea that a player could come up with some name and put that on the back and where at that weekend. I think that's awesome hats off major league baseball. You got it right in the words of new york t._v. Ledge in the late bill jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time rob parker out he can't get this could at the same time yeah baby they pay clay travis host of the out kick their coverage podcast. Join me every day as i give you the nation strongest opinions on the biggest stories in sports. 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