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The Sedano Show (HR 2): Ben Lyons share his top Eddie Murphy movies

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The Sedano Show (HR 2): Ben Lyons share his top Eddie Murphy movies

"Rested piece bill withers eighty one years old. I mean just the musical icon so many songs lovely day. Lean on me ain't no sunshine and so many of the remixes like if you think about if somebody songs that were sampled by modern artists. It's just GONNA be sorely missed by the way he did not pass away at least not to the reports. It was not corona virus implicated. It was heart complications at eighty one years old so a devastating loss you know for the world and the music community and everyone beyond. Sodano with you here and we need this song for sure now with the here on seven ten. Espn presented by Progressive Insurance. All guests appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line. So we'll have stugotz join us a little a little bit. We're still trying to effort to find Mel Kiper Junior. If you have any thoughts on this Justin Turner thing eight seven seven. Espn were Justin. Turner doesn't play extra innings. He's like let's go home. Run Derby let's do it. I mean look. I've heard way worse ideas. I actually like it. I and Look I love baseball. Baseball was my first love. I know people now think of me as an NBA person but base. I grew up in a Hispanic household. A Cuban family were baseball and boxing where the two biggest sports in my house. So Laura what was that I said I completely agree. Oh right yeah. Of course that was just it and my dad was super into the NFL. Very early on you know what I mean so I watched a lot of NFL too but there was no convincing him. Otherwise baseball and boxing weren't his one and two as Fars love. Sports were concerned so that as much as the NFL was on and then the NBA became a thing in the eighties for us It was all the order was definitely baseball and boxing in my household so but yeah. I just think it's fine like just spice it up. Do something different yeah a gimmicky but you know what baseball peers are always going to be upset about something. They were upset when they had the wildcard. They were upset when they added another wild card. And you know what all that stuff is actually helped the game well. The two wildcard thing is little bit odd for me. I don't know how I feel just yet. But it's a one game scenario which is awesome. Right which is cool. I mean it just adds another team. We see the wildcard team win the world series. You know decently often last year the Washington nationals were were the wild card and they just won the entire thing so you can get there. I don't know I just wouldn't if you get to be. The wildcard team. Usually the hottest team I don't know about the two of the two teams but I'm okay with I'm a baseball periods. I'm one of those guys that don't I hate. The idea of a runner on second base that to me is just absolute garbage. It's terrible idea. Don't want anything to do with the Homerun Derby. I can deal with whatever garbage strong. That's a strong it's garbage. Oh no it's garbage. It's absolute garbage. You don't you just put somebody on second base like they don't get how do you. How do you score? That does that Guy. Become you get absence. Get a double now randomly. I mean I'd rather have a home run derby good Lord. That's that's fine. I'm okay with the Homerun Derby and just not counting your home total but like if you put a guy second base and then he ends up scoring a run. Does that does that. Count no stats. No he didn't do anything to get on base so the whole Irvy's shouldn't count either like if you will the number. No it doesn't count towards your home. No but like how about you get one like you get one extra home. Run if you win out now no no you. Don't get an extra home run for the Homerun Derby you just. It's just you get a win in the win column. That's what you get all right. You're just decay. Spn Los Angeles Dan Montebello. What's up Dan? Yeah Gentlemen thank you for your time. I thought maybe getting maybe like kind of like soccer. You get three guys per team you get the bullpen coach out there with the cage. Each get three swings her guy and the first guy beats the first guy out of the three tosses. You get a point and after three guys winner. The most home runs. Get the victory for the team. Say That last part again. Do the last couples ends. You lost me there okay. You would get again three designate three guys. I got that part right kind of like you can the the extra the right. The penalty kicks right right. So you can get three or five guys and then you designated one versus one. They get free pitches for God gets to home runs one guest one. Boom step team gets a point. He gets to the second guy do the same thing now. They both tie it zero. You go to number three. They get a point. One one you go to number four to one that one that man. This got real complicated Dan. I love you buddy but that that seems way too complex for all right. Throw that you got brothers. Stay safe right and healthy you. God bless you. I miss you too loved. It was Nice I did too. I was lost a couple of intuit. Yeah Laura Okay so for me. I Love Sports. Right and baseball. Like don't touch baseball. If you're if you're into the stadium I get it the longer the better for me. I'm drinking I'm having fun with my friends if your home kinda sucks but hold on. Hold on hold on. They cut the booze off in the seventh inning. Don't they get I mean? Let's not get there because I'm not trying to get in trouble there but my thing is this guy. Just confused me. I was like Whoa. It's a lot a lot. Yeah we were in the Matrix there. Dan Thank you brother. God bless you. We love you. Quincy Quincy you in the Matrix there to listening to that. Yeah I was listening. It was kind of confusing. I gotta think I got a better one are. Let's go give it to me and use baseball all the time They don't want extra innings because of kids being able to play so we have the California rule that states that a begins on second with no out to speed way. That runner doesn't affect the area of the pitcher in his treated as a reached base on an error. This is like you know to keep the pace up so with kids. You don't want them playing. You know five six hours so we start with a runner on second and rarely does it. Go Pass any because we got hitters coming up. Something happens ball in play the pictures maybe walks runner so it usually doesn't go past one any then. You still have the play. All the baseball appears you still get to see some baseball. And it's not a gimmick and it won't last long typically doesn't last that long so go with the California rule. Thank you Quincy Greg. It's the California rule and no not in major league baseball. You can do that all you want in little league. You can do that all you want in single A. don't even put it in Aa or AAA either now. Nobody knows is a sport where the managers a grown man. Who WEARS A PAJAMA? Okay no absolutely I. There is so many things that will be okay with when it comes. I'm I'm starting to get my head around. The three pitcher minimum three batter. Minimum rule for these pitchers fine. I think it's GONNA speed up the game but no if you're GONNA do overtime. You're not just throwing somebody on a random base. Sorry there's other ways to do this in fairness eight seven seven. I'm sorry. Go ahead Laura who got go ahead Sir Anaheim. Hey what's going on? Hey Buddy doing right here. I'm to you guys in the series about this extending the Indians in. I I got a suggestion. I think it has to be a combination of a few few rules and change. Maybe one of them could be like. Hey you know what? If it's the home team is pitching and Pitcher Gets three strikes in a row on the three batters? Hey game over. The home team wins something kind of like That can get the excitement of getting. Kinda like a hockey when they do like the the hat trick or something like that Maybe just not one but a couple of different things that can Get that you know that game play going a little bit. Better a little bit faster my buddy. Thank you for the call. I don't know I'm feeling that one I get what you're saying about the speed of it but I don't know if I'm feeling that because that's what people want offense. You know what I mean and I don't feel like that dictates offense. An immaculate inning ends the game kind of deal right yeah. That's tough that's tough. Let's go to Wayne West covina Wayne Okay I'll I'm one who would say keep baseball the way it is but if we have did put this in. I would suggest one thing if it goes past the tenth inning and everything then there's an understanding between the infield incident outfitters were the Knicks Ball. Hit goes past them and the runner gets on sale based to to Well Non Hustle play in instead of putting the guy on basically for the ending begins. Then you can legitimately hopefully school run so what you're saying. The Guy should just let the ball go. I worth I like on contact just this past so so so. The runner gets on second base. That's better than being put on the base Automatically I disagree but I thank you for the call and I appreciate it. You stay safe and healthy. I would prefer California rule. Is the gentleman earlier. Dan Called and said I would also prefer the Homerun Derby at Baxter got US thing. Who's going to join us at eleven? Fifteen real quick before I get back to the calls. Did you see this story where it looks like the Cheat Astros might get off? Easy Bergman yes I did see that and it's very disappointing. It is disappointing. Because we have the audio let Show Jeff Passan said that it basically if the season gets cancelled that AJ hinch could be back right like that was the gist of what he said. Yeah basically with Jeffrey Lou. Now Okay so. Let me here passing a audio somewhere. Laura do let me hear the pass in audio on. Aj hinch is potential return to major league baseball because of basically he's a guy who because of his big league career you know this was someone who was a backup catcher for a long time attended to have a good personality. If you're a backup catcher in stick around and AJ hinch in his positions on the field and in front offices got to know just about everybody and pretty much. Everybody likes him too so the idea that he's GonNa go a while without landing a job. I just don't think is very realistic. He is someone who will be back in the game. I do agree with that. I do think you'll eventually back in the game. He's got plausible deniability. He did that interview where he said. He tried to wreck things. There's video of him trying. I guess allegedly trying to wreck the video system so I get that now. Buster all need Laura. We have that audio to just basically says that if this season gets cancelled they will be back. They will technically have served their suspension. Even if we don't play let me hear the buster only audio from Golic and Wingo the suspensions for jetblue now the former general manager of the Astros who was fired right after that decision came down and for manager A. J. Hinch they will end this fall that the wording of their suspensions is that they would to were to serve them through the end of the two thousand twenty postseason. It's not tied their suspension to specific number of games. Like we see with the domestic violence suspensions so ads of We get in what November I Assuming that Or WHENEVER THE POST SEASON FOR TWO. Thousand Twenty is resolved. That's when their suspensions and they will observe their time and they can move back into baseball. That is pretty wild when you think about it but I guess this suspension under their bylaws. I mean the way I understood it right. There is that it's the calendar year. The season doesn't happen. It's still the calendar year. Yeah that's I mean that's look what I'm worried about is that I think dusty Baker don't quote me but I believe Dusty Baker signed a one year deal with the house so they would just not even like dusty would get paid in writes. Maybe maybe yeah. Maybe he gets done. We don't know who knows exactly what's going to happen there. But still he's done you don't he doesn't even have a contract with them right and they're just like lettering backing act. Let's bring back inch. Let's get the band back together because it would be the most astro thing possible to happen. They're screwing everything up and I can't. I just can't imagine them doing this exact thing. Let's do it again. Yeah it is. It is very possible that that ends up. That ends up happening. Let me go back to the phones. Call in Newbury. Park has an idea for a baseball. You didn't hear Justin. Turner says that in the tenth inning. Forget extra things go with a Homerun Derby go ahead. What do you got Karl? Well actually I think that the way to the speed up in extra innings as the go to the softball rules which is start with a one count. The first pitch becomes more important You know a lot. More First. Pitch Swing a lot. More potential offense speeds it up like that I can. I'm okay with that. I would. I would put that on the list. I appreciate it Karl thank you. I would put that on the list for sure. Andrew is in Foothill Ranch Andrew. Glad you common because we should do a tie after eleven inning two innings. That's two tunings of extra baseball. We're good so just play it out like normal but after the eleventh inning you're done not the twelfth like some people have suggested okay perfect. I'm good with that too. Like I would put that on the list of thank you Andrew. I hope you stay safe and healthy as well as coral in Newbury park called earlier last one real quick before we bring on Stugatz to pitches his magic at bat idea anthony from Hamas back Anthony. Hey I mean all the propositions I still have the opportunity to take too long. So why don't we just put the fastest runner on each team on either based and he just hit a baseball and whoever can get to home plate. I in two out of three tries so each team gets a put two times. They hit the ball twice. Forgive home I twice. I mean they can just point that way and just wait now. You're done in like less than five minutes now. This is a better idea than your first idea. I. I don't Know How much I love this one but it's clearly better than you. I Know Roth Anthony. Love your brother. I gotta run up against it. Okay thanks take care all right. Let me give you one real fast. Maybe one real fast fried twitter. Starfish and coffee is saying that extra innings diminishing fielders tenth inning nine fielders Eleventh Inning. Eight fielders twelfth inning. Seven fielders down the line until someone wins. I mean not terrible. I mean he's usually really smart. He's probably one of our smartest listeners. I don't I'd have to digest that. Well let me just during the break real quick. So we'll have STU got sell us on his magic at bat idea as opposed to I mean basically he's GonNa tell us. Justin Turner stole his idea which look to be honest might have mean. He's been talking about this for years but anyway we'll talk to him and then Ben Lyons with our movie segment conversation. Today is Eddie. Murphy's birthday so we're going to Eddie Murphy movies with Ben Lyons you can watch them on Netflix. Or wherever you find movies on demand or whatever. And he's going to do his top five Eddie Murphy movies. I'll ask him about this. Justin Turner thing to back Informants Sodano with here on. Espn presented by Progressive Insurance. Get your home insurance. They're quote progressive DOT com today. Don't forget seventeen. Espn wants to spotlight and give a shout to high school and college seniors for their achievements in academics net. Letting you can nominate a classmate a friend a family member or even yourself. Here's how you can email us at ESPN LA marketing at ESPN DOT COM and provide first and last name City School in Sport. Or you can post a short video of your classmate yourself your teammate or your family member on twitter instagram using the. Hashtag seven ten senior. Shout out each one of those shows of our shows here will highlight one of those seniors each and every day next week. Be Sure to listen for your senior here on seven ten. Espn BEN LINES IS GONNA join US next for our weekly movie segment. We're doing Eddie Murphy. Movies this week because it's Eddie Murphy's fifty nine th birthday today. Stu Gods is joining us now from the Lebatardshow is the Dan Le Batard show with Stugatz. You can make sure to download and subscribe to his podcast called Stupidity. It's fantastic. It's fun it's Goofy. It's silly him And he's joining us now. Because this Justin. Turner thing of wanting to do a homerun derby in the tenth inning sounds familiar. I don't know if he stole it from US Stugatz but it sounds like to me that he stole it from well. Here's the key stealing something from someone Lord Doug than I know argue despite wheelhouse right now. It's better than they. He took my idea at. He added a flight week so he could pass it off. As his idea via original idea was there was a wedding. We go straight from the ninth inning to the home run. Derby five swings. The P each team gets picked one guy from their team for their roster to take those five suites he had three. I have one and the reason I say testing is because I want this thing on the ninth inning. One batter each team five swings a piece where all eleven fifty. Now let me ask you this. Are you designating when the managers bring up his LINEUP CARD? In you know before the game is also adding in there at the bottom. There's a new spot that says magic at back because that's what you've called this. You want the magic at Bat. Are you designating this player before the game? Is that part of the rule at apology dog. I sorry about that. No it's okay. We're in a pandemic man. Everyone's everyone's deal. Don't worry about why dog has got more airtime on our show this. We got believable That was Joe. If you remember we had RAF Fairford ought actually the first person that we add onto all these ideas were generally and he didn't like because he's old school so jim them. We figured everyone would like them. Jim didn't like most of them. He did like the whole run. Derby he did like The magic at bats two separate ideas so because these games could go sixteen seventeen innings and no one wants to sit around for that game should be ending at three in the morning That's how I came up with the with the home run. Derby and the game. So just go straight. Don't go to the fitting. Just go straight to a home. Run Derby the magic a bad. It's something a little bit different okay. That's all right. Yes you do designate someone. Before they gave. Let's say it's the you know the angels right. It would obviously be Mike Trout and the thought behind the magic fad is. Let's say the angels replay. The dodgers dodgers are up four three in the eighth proud comes up e strikes out and then go to the ninth. Okay but trout comes up? He's already done. He's done for the day unless the game goes to extras. Well the manager because he's designated him as his magic at that one time for games to go out of order eating Mike Trout to batch strikeout in the as at still come up in the night even though the batting order so essentially he is filling the spot for your eight bit. You know what I'm saying. Gotcha so the homerun Derby and the magic at bat were two separate ideas. I like the magic at bad idea. Better to be honest with you. I look at just feel free to steal that as well. A team is unbelievable. The magic at your all with this in mind okay. Nba which is your wheelhouse. Obviously in the final three to four minutes of the game. You're guaranteed that Lebron James Michael Jordan James courted. This superstars are going to be making the big shots or the big pass. Certainly they got the ball with their hands and made the big decision. That doesn't happen baseball because of the randomness of the sport because there's a batting order at so upset one time again. You want to see the business store is up in the biggest moment if baseball goes to give you that will give you the as hitter. Their worst inter out in the biggest moment as opposed to Mike Trout. And all I'm trying to do is get major league baseball. Not here where Mike? Trout gets an additional digital opportunity in a big spot. Help the angels win with like that. By what would it Manford say? What did MANFORD separate American hated? All of them is like what are we doing here? Who is this guy like? What are what are we doing here? Yeah but here's the thing George. I thought you liked it a lot. More would here just to say I bet you he does you. Should you should bring him back on just to be like. Oh yeah like just in Turner's idea I kind of that's true. Yeah yeah he didn't love the whole Derek. Jeter thing you guys did yeah. That was not that he didn't love that interview you guys. Let's make that with Labrador. Did all I WANNA do is talk about positively outfield? Yeah but listen he does. Petar takes all sorts of grief because of crap. You end up saying that sticks to him. This one has to stick to all of you to even if it's in that fair you're totally right because I don't story of dance telling stories about once that red spelling so that has been attached that they never told me that story. I dated. Also put it on there at the right He takes plenty for me and And so I have to take this one. That's all does so but we're not going to get Manford on but perhaps pitch at the Leland. Now there you go there you go. I have Dave Roberts on Monday should I do you? Are you okay bye? Pitch him the magic at bad as opposed to just in Turner's idea. Yeah I here's what I think you should. If you're cool with it I be interested in what he what he thinks of. Justin TURNER'S IDEA. And then you pick the magic fat okay. I like your idea but does your. I'll say one of my close friends has this idea and I will give you. I will give you the credit I will just say what am I close? Personal friends is got this fantastic idea. Now Greg Bergman producer extraordinaire of the show he is. I Call Him Corporate Greg. Because he's management now he's the assistant program director. You've worked with him before STU got so I also believe he has alter egos because he still have rabid die hard sports fan. One of those alter egos is dodger. Boy and dodger boy wants nothing to do with. Your Majesty back is basically the Rob Manfred of the show. Right now go ahead dodger board. So here's the thing still with the with the magic bat so you want to speed up the game you WanNa give Mike Trout and extra bat to try and tie the game to go into extra innings. Yeah but now if you have both rules in Play Greg. What you have is trout hitting a whole broad and then you get. Holbrook Derby very acting. There is no more accurate name. It's a homerun derby so three straight innings of Mike Trout. Getting up to bat. But here's the thing you want the game to go slower the faster though so you don't want to get into the extra innings with the with the run Derby because that's supposed to be a special things if you get there then. You're giving the home team a chance to tie the game with something that they shouldn't have had not here but here's really what I'm trying to do. Two things. They make the game more appealing and entertaining young people. Because when I take my kids to the game at least thing at the game is beginning a guy so I tried to make the game or entertaining for young people at. I'm trying to get the old people home at an earlier time. I understand your larger point. But let's who doesn't I'd almost want gains. Go to a home run Derby. Could you imagine I think about that? All guys being healthy. It's angels Gangqi or Gary. We get to the night sitting. It ended a five five. And then you have stanton and trout five. Swing the peace or judging trout five swings a piece and wherever hit the most home runs again? We all go off well and the other the other part of it is this stoop. Baseball has a marketing problem with their stars. This would help. Market there stars correct correct. Yeah of course. How could it not poetry giving your stores more opportunities? Let's be honest but I don't WanNa see the eight hitter or the nine. I WANNA spend trap out every single inning. And that's never going to happen. It's not the case in baseball. But you're making the stores more and more people Georgia right. You're making them bigger and you're giving them more opportunities to get in front of the fans is and so. I just thought the art dodgy have to be a dodger fan and have your eight or nine hundred cory seager Gavin Lux and somebody that can hit the ball but not every team has that locator species point right now not every dollar payroll could have those luxuries not everyone's the dodgers and Yankees right that all eight I eight hitters can saying like yours when I was growing up and it was like regular Joe was batting eight. The Guy like through eleven daryl area. I WANNA SEE. Ya exactly exactly. I stood before we let you go. We're having been lions on to do his top Eddie Murphy movies give me just right off the top of your head. No order necessary. Your top three Eddie Murphy movies. Well Forty eight hours. GotTa leave one out here. He was so guy he's raw. Were delirious or both if you want. I'M GONNA take trading places forty-eight hours and the raw like to me like in Eddie Eddie Murphy doing stand up in his prime a the most competent person I've ever seen in my entire life and be I still hold off. They might be the funniest thing I've ever seen. I I I love you stay safe. Send my best to Abbey and the kids and the boys whenever you zoom with them before the show. Thanks for coming on makes you subscribe to Stu Gods as podcasts two-party. Subscribe to the Lebatardshow podcast to listen to them. When you're not listening to us you know late at night. When you're not listening to the station you listen to them. I thanks Buddy Ross. At Saddam rogue rush tripling. The dodgers pitcher. By the way. You don't very well. He is our guest. That's poverty Best to Best to you that the Kelly best to the baby a year tire family. I love you so safe. Everyone stay safe during this. I'd brother thank you. Ross stripling Stupidity Next Week. So subscribe to stupidity when you get the chance and makes you check out chicken strip so they haven't. I are movie segment with Ben Lyons Next Sodano with here on. Espn presented by progressive. Insurance guests appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance line. Thanks for joining us there. To Talk to us about Justin Turner's Homerun Derby idea which he may have stolen from Stugatz and then Stugatz also pitched us on the magic at Bat. Which Bergman was not a fan of the magic at bat but I think he's right and I think the magic of you didn't hear it basically. Here's the example might. Let's say Cody Bellinger. Bats in the bottom of the eighth inning. But in the ninth inning. They're still down. And the dodgers designate. A magic at bat person and that person is also cody. Bellinger cody bellinger. Gets the bad again in the ninth? If they're down like the manager can go to that person almost like a relief pitcher right and say I want my magic that Guy. Right now and cody. Bellinger can tie the game or win the game right there. And if they tie then they go into the home run. Derby and cody bellinger or whoever else on the roster who is designated as the Homerun Derby Guy as Justin. Turner wants right. He wants a Homerun Derby in the tenth inning Justin Turner he can be that guy and I just think it helps market the the stores in the League more. I know you hated Bergman but I love it. I think it's a great idea. Yeah I mean look it has its it has its ups and downs to it. But I just think that it's GonNa make the game go longer. I'll give you this though with hockey going to shoot out is like the most exciting thing about it's fun. Yeah I love hockey so this could be more exciting. If you go to a Homerun Derby is Ben. Lyons they're already. Hey Ben here sorry. I was growing up in the toilet listening to explain your rationale for defending the magic at that guy designate. What are you talking about it? Thank you so. Did you see the Justin Turner thing? Yeah he wants to turn Extra innings into Monday night affairs fatally baseball all star week. Yeah so I'm good with that. I'm also good with yes. I'm also God's idea the magic it bad. Is that you designate. A Guy that can bat whenever you need him to in the ninth inning and you can go to that guy and it's always going to be your start. Baseball's a problem marketing stars. No no no first of all George. Thanks for having me on the show. Second of all time in life year sentence of defense as I agree we see Gotcha idea. You know. You're already in trouble. I think the beauty of baseball is that we like. We celebrate role players in basketball. And football is that we've had utility guys come up with big hits and big moments and it's a team game if anything you WANNA short and extra innings. You put a runner on second base to start the tenth inning or the eleventh inning and then it brings him strategy that has been lost in an era of home runs and Jackson Turner. Home runs. Irvy's and strikeouts you ever run around and second base starting attending maybe MIA sacked fly at the opposite field. All the things that baseball purists thing had abandoned the game now become relevant again attempting to run around second but the turn into a video. Game is to have cody bellinger. Six Times in a row because he doesn't WanNa Watch of old player. Stop Please Yeah. I completely disagree. I think baseball has a marketing problem. Baseball's a young people problem that helps both of those things and the Homerun Derby. I take the second base thing as an alternative. But I I'm with Turner Gimme the Homerun Derby. I'm okay with that all day every day. Couple of other things we go go go. Go GO COME BACK. Actually but But yeah what do you WanNa get to Eddy Merckx? No no what did what did you have. I'm sorry I didn't mean to cut you up. I just you know and then all the things that we complain about with baseball throughout the regular season I overseeing more home runs than ever and now you're saying your problem because six baseball more overrun but it. Everything we celebrate in the POSTSEASON GAME. Take a long time. They gained got interested player movement and substitution and every runner and backout. These are all the things we celebrate October. But here we are now than abating baseball on how to fix them. It's more home runs runs. I don't think that's the answer. Yeah I disagree. It's kind of like running a play for your star player at the end of a game. You know what I mean like a basketball game to me. It's no different but anyway let's get speaking of basketball. We'll get to that in a second because Mason and Ireland and I picked these all time laker teams. And I'm curious you who you think had the better team I got. We all got wiped by Mason in the simulation but I have questions about the simulation to I not formerly filing a protest. But I feel like I should file a protest but we'll get to that in a second. It is our movie Friday segment with you. Obviously people are at home and I wanted to ask you. Your top. Five is what we do every week. A top-five your top five Eddie Murphy movies today. Happy Birthday Eddie Murphy. Fifty nine today as always got off the board and he threw stand up into the mix But I'M GONNA keep to the original parameters and stick to films. I'M GONNA go with a film directed by Ted Demme and number five. It's called light. And it's with Eddie Murphy. Opposite Martin Lawrence and Lou. The only time we got to see. Eddie in a true ensemble in a comedic peace alongside you know everyone from Anthony Anderson and Guy Torry ferndale eight Bernie Mac and bulky woodbine a lot of people in that very heartfelt movies. I'm GONNA GO Weiss. Both finger was very close But license number five number. Four is nutty professor. Which is the ultimate balance of a family film for Eddie Murphy while also keeping that high bar of comedic You know Excellent that he that defined the early half of his career and number three. Let's all Beverly Hills cops together. Axel Foley number three. Obviously the best of the action comedies. That he did over the years like forty eight hours or metro or things that else on number two. I watched it during. This quarantine is one of my favorite movie of all on trading places. Gi Joe Kung Fu grip The Mortimer bads obviously Dan. I Dan ackroyd on the bus with a chat with the Santa Claus. Salmon but Eddie Murphy Billy Ray Valentine with some social commentary Tremendous in it and the number one of course undefeated coming to America complete game changer. Remainders doing a sequel. Which I'm nervous about because of the dumb and dumber sequel on how that went. I almost want them to leave it alone. But that's my top five. I didn't include thousand. Words were Dave or workday or Pluto. Nash all he made over the years But that's my Eddie Murphy. Tap out which was the worst one of all of those. I remember go to the screening of Pluto Nash. My Dad and it was one of those along the line that like Howard. The duck all timers right but you need to like our the duck as a kid. I did at least but Louis WHO's Mon- shows up and I believe he's playing the first Puerto Rican astronaut and it just saved the ten minutes of the movie for my dad and I and we always laugh anytime to don't ask comes up because Louise Gutmann but yeah Eddie Murphy. Kinda you know yes. He had a good run between two thousand and two thousand ten Shrek obviously a huge hit and by now brought joy so many people but the two thousand ten two thousand twenty from Cower Heist with Brett Ratner all the way through You know a thousand words and Despite an Oscar nomination for dream girl that was a decade before. It's been a tough ten fifteen years to sell Valencia's talk about the Best Eddie Murphy. Which is Saturday night live? And he got the hosted this past December and reprise characters like buckwheat and Mr Robertson and anybody wants to go back and watch the old old Eddie. Murphy's nineteen twenty years old is still holds up today. He's one of the great performers of all time agreed with that for sure so if I'm not using the standups as a as one of the movies if it's just the films now mine is a little different. I like trading places. Great the mortimer. Just fantastic like all of that stuff is didn't crack my personal top five number five on my personal top five is Boomerang. You got to coordinate. Ben Lyons you've got to coordinate okay. Number four would be Harlem Nights. I mean just the fact that him and Richard. Pryor on the screen together is fantastic. So and of course your shot my Damn Pinkie Toe. Okay Ben Lyon shot my Damn Pinky. Toes. You're going to get it now. Yes number. Three is forty eight hours. I actually think another forty eight hours is really damn good to be honest with you. It doesn't get a lot of love for sequels but I actually think another forty eight hours is maybe not as good but it's not a huge drop off from one to the other also Beverly Hills cop one and two I do without wonder world three or wally world or whatever it was called that they were investigating but one two were fan freaking tastic first of all Brigitte Nielsen and number two. As as a villain was just incredible I thought so Beverly Hills cop number two and the number one is coming to America. Come on I mean coming to the barber shop scene. The characters that he played you know all the different aspects of that movie to me are make the best comedy he ever did. Captain is tremendous The set pieces the costumes To Fade so good. There's so many great lines and again. Bloomberg is for what they're going to do with the people nervous but happy to see him back in his guys man under dolemite movies for Netflix. That was Got Some Golden Globes attention this year and again hosting Saturday live Crazy career like forty years doing this Had A chance to interview my first Golden Globes for dreamgirls And Yeah just one of the all time one of the last like just like when I think of like show business you know what I mean like Hollywood. Yeah thanks. He's one of those one of those guys so I watched the Comedians in cars with him with Seinfeld and it felt like the first. It was forty minutes long which is very long for Comedians in cars but the first twenty minutes it almost felt like he was a lap ahead to do it but the last twenty were fantastic him and Seinfeld just kind of laughing having fun. It almost felt like he needed to get comfortable with Jerry for a few minutes. I feel like Eddie Murphy County GonNa be like all of us are going to be when this quarantine is over. We go back outside like any time. He's in a social situation kind a little uncomfortable but then he starts relax. That's GONNA hopefully the very soon getting back. The game getting back to concerts can be a little weird. Then we'll get comfortable and enjoy the rest of twenty minutes. Yeah for sure. So did you see the three teams based in Ireland drafted all-time Laker teams? Well I tell you something really smart you Kobe. I because regardless if he's the greatest Laker in real basketball he's definitely the greatest laker video game. Basketball is dominated. Shack is talking to move as you get the ball too far away from baskets. Kobe has a better three magic. Better defender I think magic and video games So yeah you went Hobie. I which I think gave a huge advantage. Well here's the thing so I won. I won the pop. I won the popular vote. Sixty percent of the audience over about five thousand votes voted for me and then we played the simulation and in this simulation. Kobe was terrible by the way in both games that I played which was crazy to me. Like how bad he was. He missed every shot even easy ones. It felt like and I had Kareem and my computer coach. Benched him for quarters at a time and would bench. Ad For to play like my Guy Byron Scott at power forward against like Wilton Shack on Mason's team like the computer was just it was shenanigans. It was all it felt like. I was being toyed with my emotions. Were toyed with with this computer simulation which was nothing like what? I expected it or anyone else expected it to be like and I got drilled by both Ireland End Mason and Mason swept it. He won the whole thing which was crazy. Yeah there's a lot going on here. First of all winning the popular vote means actually nothing as we've learned also may thin ice. Anyone is to be accused of tampering with the line. Ah or the rotations or the computer Simulation is obviously Steve Mason simply just from the fact that you lived on the west side and I feel like the westside lifestyle makes him more comfortable late night. Playing video game community. And you and your in Your Life Your Palace of that you come back to you after travelling around. She's right the A and like I think. Mason probably put in more video game hours than you guys to buy so definitely here and there could be some fire into these processors. Why don't play like I said at my doctor is saying. Why doesn't everybody plays? Uk Live all right. Well I I feel like I would crush them if that were the case though. That might not be fair. Either though I mean that's that's opening up a whole other channel more so I think that's I think that's something. They're Bergman if we got zoom working last week we can get the live to K- tournament gone trees Panama. I mean I don't think those guys play video games though. Which is the problem. That's why I would crush them. I don't play that often either but I've played that game plenty. I feel like we should get enough. Competition get enough run going but do not yours. We'RE WATCHING KEVIN. Durant play trae young tonight or were watching. You know we are on. Espn tube tonight yes on ESPN two or watching you. Well no not all of them. Some of them are on. Some of them are in. Espn two the late night. Ones are on ESPN two like Pat. Bev is going to be playing Hassan whiteside at ten thirty on. Espn two they're switching over to ESPN two for some of them Because sports center will be on. What Scott Van Pelt multi platform broadcast players playing video games? Which are bound to be dialed into tonight? I think durant It's GonNa win to be honest. He's got video game experience. The guy who came up playing dreamcast plan intendo playing a lot of games. The other guy familiar with now. He's stuffers off the biggest storage to himself out there and his star power out there guys out in her to came to play video games for a long time on the couch when trae young too busy trying to guard. Job Maria. So I'm going with Kevin Durant so we had to make picks on ESPN DOT com. And I picked Devon Booker who is also a big Gamer and did like some cool stuff. Raising money for the pandemic While on twitch week or two ago so I picked Devon Booker as my as my winner. So we'll see I brother. Will you stick my man? Leyla thanks for having me on the show they were doing the show. It's been fun just being able to listen to get a little escape every day from everything out so we appreciate it. Thank you brother. You stay safe By the ways Irwan still letting you shop at are they open they. It's an essential business. I will be this next week. Got a whole list of different milks. And how much they cost. Did you know that you can get p milk and cheaper than I did not know that I didn't know peace could be milt but okay there? You go we can. We can discuss that next week. Yeah so next next week's movie review worth since we're doing the seven ten senior shout we're going to have you do high school movies next week says because that's our our week we're going to do the the senior shoutouts so you're GONNA do high school movies next week and then you're Irwan. Experience sounds good. Aloha MR hand. I'll talk to you. Then I'd see you later Ben Lines this year weekly Movie Review. Eleven thirty on Fridays here on this show coming up next REX RYAN puts his foot in his mouth big time he had just stepped at it today. He said the thing that created a huge storm. We'll tell you what that is in just a moment stick around. Sodano back in three minutes here on seven ten. Espn presented by Progressive Insurance. Thanks to Ben Lyons for joining us there. Thanks to Stugatz what happened above Mel Kiper. Bergman you know he did not call as he was supposed to milk hyper if you know what? It's funny because on Mason Island show. They were supposed to have todd mcshay this week and he didn't show up so are we. Is there a West Coast bias? Is that what's happening? I think there's a West Coast bias against ESPN. A seven ten ESPN. That's what that's what we're going to go with from now on. It feels like that. I gotta be honest with you. I know the guy who have to make. I'M GONNA have to make a call here. We go good because this is not because I sent him an email and he said hey. I'm checking in but no nothing nothing By the way do you want to tell the audience you asked me during the break? Why you gotTa put me on spotlight that yeah I just sitting there we were you know sitting around and waiting for the second to start and I said so. You got any plans this weekend and I'm like what do you think I'm doing it. You mean like everybody else just going to sit. Take a walk or watch. Tv like everybody else. You missed any part of the show today. Anybody interviews makes you entire interview and demand section of the show podcast on the ESPN APP. Or wherever wherever you find your podcast apple podcast spotify brought to you by a capital one. Quicksilver earning limited one and a half percent cashback on every purchase everywhere. What's in your wallet so Rex Ryan said the thing today on get up that everyone was all up in arms about and I don't blame them. I was When he said it I was like Oh really. Here's what Rex Ryan said earlier today. Well I agree with Dan on the fact that I wouldn't have paid this guy to me. The biggest disappearing act in the national football league. He doesn't show up on the road. I'd stop it for one Chang opposite everyone second. Stop for one second. He's I should preface this. I didn't even remember. He didn't mentioned by name. He's talking about Amari Cooper and the Dallas cowboys signing him to a five year. One hundred million dollars go ahead Laura. Sorry I agree with Dan on the fact that I wouldn't have paid this guy to me. This is the biggest disappearing act in the national football league. He doesn't show up on the road. He doesn't show up against when the competitions good when he's against the top corners that guy disappears and to me he reminds. It's only one time that I can remember in in recent memory on elite receivers and disappearing acts like Amari Cooper. That was the kid that the raiders had a few years. Oh that's right. That was Amari Cooper. This is who he is and Dan he did love football hell with it. He stops his routes. He does all this. I wouldn't paid this third. No way in Hell no way in hell. Would I paid this guy to me? Pay Dak Prescott. Forget all those numbers that they're number one in the league because a Dak Prescott not because of this guy. It's a deep draft that receiver. They made a huge mistake right here. So here's what I would say to that. First of all you don't call another grown monitored. Okay especially when you're a coach who's been fine three different times fifty thousand dollars. Seventy five thousand one hundred thousand dollars for incidents with fans including giving them the finger which you know. The jets didn't love all that much. I remember because it happened at a you. I believe it was a UFC event in south Florida many many years ago and I like rex. Okay I like him. I think he's good on television. But you made a big big mistake like you. Don't say that especially because anyone has ever dealt with Amari Cooper talks about how professional is what a stand up guy he is. What a Nice Guy. He is and how no matter if he has a good game or a bad game. He's always there talking to the media. He doesn't shy away from the media. That's not a personal attack like if you think he doesn't show up in big games cool there are plenty of people that will back you up on some of that stuff but just the making it personal. I didn't like and of course. Rex has since apologized. He went on sports in a little while ago and apologized for using the word third. You've got a little carried away but yeah I just think you don't make it personal dude like you just don't like. I criticize people every day every day on this show but I never try I I mean I don't make it personal. I do everything in my power to not make it personal and that's just the move like and I know that people will be like. Oh It's just people are soft now man you don't you don't call another grown man out of his name you don't call him out of his name. It's just that simple but I'm glad he did apologize because he understood because I'm sure nobody would like for. He wouldn't like if anyone called in that. Like cool like. I've said plenty of things about Rex Ryan and his coaching ability over the years as much as I liked him as a personality. I think he's great for the game but I've never like you know. Made Fun of him. In that way. You know what I mean like. I think it was. It was silly but anyway that was kind of the big national uproar today so anyway we're done thanks to Laura and Greg. Thanks you guys tuning in and calling in thanks to Ben Lyons and stugatz. We love you. Stay safe stay healthy. We will talk to you on Monday to forget Dave Roberts. Dodgers skipper will join us on Monday. Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday 7/10/19 - Swing off, Dog off, or Dance off

Chicago Dog Walk

14:37 min | 2 years ago

Wednesday 7/10/19 - Swing off, Dog off, or Dance off

"I they make today is Wednesday. July ten Chicago Dog Walk as the days Carl Carl's going on. Hey how you doing. Hey how you doing. I'm good. I had a great homerun Derby on Monday night. Yeah it was awesome man because it turned into put socks is it always happens is the guy who go i. I always get tired and then you never really get the true champion but I mean credit the pita Lonzo double the salary in one night but regardless. We're talking about Vlad Guerrero Junior. We're not going to be talking fully about the Homerun Derby. We're talking about a specific aspect of it because if you washed Shit Vlad versus Scott Peterson blanket out there in a swing off swing off and what I realized as it was going on was how infinitely better something is if it has to work off after it so today we're talking about off offs but the most notable on twitter right after is at least most notable to me is when Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut went into tied after the ten minutes of regulation in the hotdog eating contest and <hes> fourth of July and they were like all right. It's going to be a dog off you know just like the thrill of hearing that office are ooh like it. Just it brings up the stakes a lot yeah when you draw attention that like we've been trying to get a winner of this and it it just comes down to these last two and that's when you use the off right yeah. It's always like okay and there's really no rhyme or reason like that could just be overtime. This could be extra swings. You know like three outs and whatever sudden-death homerun run Derby Sunday. I don't hate death either. Sudden death is very powerful. I think it raises the stakes a little too much for me though yeah we'll see as we get through this you use off. It doesn't have to be so serious because it's it's also hard like this is something I think about this. I want to throw this out to you. Guys the audience if you were trying to find things like famous off so what would you google. What's a great off like impossible to really come up with things besides the ones that are on the top of your brain show? We know we're GONNA Cammisa. Please let us know which ones you miss and I'm going to be really upset. Once I hear like some easy ones that we miss yeah in. This isn't necessarily like a fanatic thing so if I say like Romanov isn't one like we're we're looking for true offs like o f f Yeah just off so leading. Being off obviously we talk hot dog. We talked about a dog off. We talked about the swing off. We also had a runoff here in Chicago for mayor. I mean wasn't that exciting because we had a feel like fifteen may oral candidates and we knew wasn't GonNa win so really the first election was like we're actually this is just an election to get to the runoff everyone you talk to when there was that first election. It's like Oh who who's going to win is but no one it's going to be a runoff in people like that. I think Chicago took a lot of pride that there is a runoff that we took a lot surprised a lot of people that wanted to throw their hat in the ring and so we got ourselves a runoff now when you had the runoff the other great thing was when you have an off like this you have one versus the other and it was an couldn't have been more polarizing because you had the small independent a person who didn't have much backing and then you had the powerhouse with Lori life would very much like the Jack Petersen in Vlad Guerrero swing off. You had the leftovers the right you had the big power divers like the line drives and one guy with a massive asinine. One guy was not a massive ass. That's just due to a polar opposites yeah. What do you love about a good run off at? I love you brought up another good one awesome one and you brought up the I guess I mean I'm not I say awesome but I never really take part in these but you brought up the dance off imagine this I love a dance off. I absolutely could imagine that we're what sticks out to me immediately. When you think dance off? Is there any like specific movie seaney think of Oh man because I have one off the top of my head. It's the American American wedding with stiffler and I forget Mr Belvedere classic scene. I'll go to Netflix now. They should sponsor this episode. Starsky and Starsky and Hutch has one of the best dance offs over and they just put that on Netflix go check out and then this morning before you came came in the office I I actually every morning. Put put a movie on Netflix just random which everyone I find. I watched Road House this morning with Patrick Swayze ooh yeah now there is a lot of choreographed dance moves. There's I'm pretty sure swayze's history of dance offs and stuff yeah I mean he was dirty dancing. Yeah that's swayze's bit. Is it yeah. That's a two main dance off yeah two man teams. I've actually never seen dirty dancing fire that up afterwards yeah everyone loves it so I'm probably GonNa get some heat for that sex DOT COM yeah I would definitely <hes> I definitely have to check that one off the list it's off. I just you know stiffler just him getting after that club's degrade soundtrack behind it. It's a really good one we're you. Did you partake in many dance offs. I guess you kind of alluded that you did. Did you go back to high school like freshman year. I love the dances I mean I I love. The brother is dancing. I know the Saint Pat's kids were probably too cool at homecoming. You guys are probably drinking and somebody's van or something but I think that's where it started as a second opportunity draw attention to yourself as someone who doesn't give a fuck about looking stupid so I naturally gravitate towards dances rooms full of people stuff like that's probably the most comfortable I feel is in a large room of people socializing. Do you have like a group go to I guess yeah I do have a couple. I got the pendulum so dated a lovable for like a month really is it's like eight years ago. Go actually meet her. I was at underground night which is a club in Chicago. which is a night? The Bear's loss to the packers in the conference championship and I went with a guy played football at the University of Illinois was very large and we were standing in line maybe one A._M.. In and the bear's loss and he said listen man. I just got back some with my very big friend who played football. He said listen man. I just got back from Green Bay on the practice squad with bears on the sidelines tonight. You'd better let me fucking bar and the guy said right away I was in a bears Jersey and you saw the smoke small. Show up tours like listen. I shouldn't be here leaving. I don't even have a cell phone. I would love if you could write your number down on my hand and I'll give you a call tomorrow and she was like what this is crazy so I called this girl you gotta be kidding so we met that night when we went out for pancakes and I'll tell you that story off line another day but we met just real quick though pancakes night yeah okay just a little late night. I hop so it's like let's go sit down. What's non-threatening pancakes cakes yeah the other good ones cheese fries specific when you're talking to a girl? Don't you say you want to get food. You want to just be like hey. I'm craving pancakes. Is that weird fish. She's going to be like this weird actually love pancakes and then next thing you know you're eating fucking pancakes or cute girl. Get you know or it'd be a great spot to pull this move where J._p.. Graziano yeah go check them out and I know one restaurant off so they just got named in Chicago magazine Anti Chicago as being just a dynamite sell place. I believe it yeah so go. CHECK THEM OUT J.. GRAZIANO DOT COM enter the code dog walk ten percent off on pick up or delivery. If you go pick it up or if you order in store make sure you tell Mrs Jia the end there teller Ed essentially an extra punch on that sub quired. You'll get that free sub sooner. I'm pretty proud of myself how like. Like not tripping that ups so it's hard to J._p.. Gra genres Ed Reed because the food is so fucking good yeah you just generally thinking about the mortar della yeah like there's so much talk about smoking. I guess you could just keep this going on forever. ACTUALLY WE'RE GONNA GET JIM on and the company week so yeah J._p.. GRAZIANO DOT COM one restaurant off in the West Luke. Check them out. Get your go to them for all your sub needs all right so back to the violent. Give me a little bit of so the Violin you sit on. You can do this on the Barstool. It's a confined space move of and really just putting that violin on your left shoulder. You're going to play it and you're gonNA play to the speed of the beat and you can move your shoulders with a you. Can Kinda swim around with it. Feel it but it's it's kind of a phone booth move. I don't want your moving around too much. Stay stationary on your feet okay. The pendulum pendulum is kind of like a modified sprinkler so a Lotta Times the sprinkler your right arm out. It's going to be like out. Somebody's facial be moving around the circle little dangerous so pendulums another phone booth move drop that arm in between the knees. I want you drop rob your sprinkler same concept though with the left hand you're creating the sprinkler motion with your elbow. It's a flap okay. You gotTa have a Flab and those are good for like you're in a crowded room. Maybe maybe somebody's grinding next to you. That's a little weird you don't want. He no one's ever grinding yeah so it just like a little simple howdy around the top three I mean I I want to do the shopping cart but like she didn't teach me that I'd also like a t-bone. t-bone is when you get another guy and you're doing pushups but you're doing pushups at different timings coming so I'm going up. You're going down. I'm going up going down and we're creating a T. Where like over your legs do you? Were you a big as a kid. Do you remember like the Bozovic Slow Dance Song. Oh don't WanNA close my Arrow. Throw don't yeah that that is like slam dunk slow song. Let's get my eyes and kiss me and thence because of course Armageddon was a great fucking movie Nineteen Ninety Eight. I was eleven years old. It came very very good <hes> timeframe for right there yeah. You said you have a good yeah. I got one for you. Yeah all right. You're drinking games. You're playing survivor that chug off and survivor the full cup chug off and like especially if you're like like man my team needs me so like I'm the strong person and then you're going against the weaker person and the other team. That's a very strong chug off and just in flip becoming general sometimes it's too close to call and guess what there's no instant replay the same fucking baseball where. You could just pull pull back the footage to settle an argument it is it's like all right. Let's bring it back. It's just GonNa be a straight talk. Obviously got the flip after but it just true purest form one-on-one chug off is always nice. How do you consider yourself herself a charter off environment so I don't really have? I don't breathe very good out of my nose. I got deviated Septum so I am pretty. I wouldn't say I'm poor but I wouldn't say I'm good. I would say I'm about average. How's your flip my flip? I feel you like so just a lot of things in life. I feel like I got hit by the space jam monsters like I used to be really good back in high school. I used to like killing and beer pong now. I'm like I don't know I'm okay but I'm not like something's missing like I got the you got the ahead space it really is how are you <hes> you know and as I say you've got the and it's Ed space thing I fall in the same category as you do not nearly as good as the stuff I used to be. No that's called a drop off yeah yeah. That's not a shadow of my former party itself. It's just came so natural back in the day but then again used to take it more serious like I feel like you're doing it a lot more often like now. You're like as an adult you play drinking game. What a couple times a year? Maybe bef that yeah and it's like a big deal yeah. It's like we're doing this guy. Everyone rallies around it yeah but there's always as long as you're not the worst one year. Okay like you just can't be the guy that's absolutely killing the now. How does that guy show up to the party in the first voice I dunno but that guy needs if you're if that very first flip if it takes you longer than twenty seconds which is astronomically bad because you think about that that clicking that ticking clock twenty seconds is a long time? You just got to say hey you gotta fake. You gotta take a shit. You got fake smoke break something. You've got to get out of that situation. You have to be a real jag off and leave your team for the better the team though yeah if I had a replacement you know tap tap your helmet on say a lot of breath. I need air. I need a sub so you just need to get out of it now. Chug offs are better when you're competing against someone now when you I think you probably have maybe twenty percent more in the tank when you're chugging against someone go. Let's all chug our beer yeah and it matters what you're. Drinking out of very hard to drink out of a can for me you know you need that you need someone to hit it with the key. Poke air pressure in the side or something what's harder to chug out a cantor battle for you probably can really can I squeeze while I'm chugging. Can you cannot squeeze bottle. That's a good point. I've never actually tried that. <hes> I but COP is my preferred if I'm basically if I have a cop I mean I'm getting drunk tonight do you does that make sense. That means I'm not fucking around is Red Solo Cup number one yeah I mean that's Nice I mean you know Standard Frost and classes great but it's a little too high clash and a little too high maintenance fair to put the two on the same spectrum. Here's a question for you. Would you prefer if you're chugging twelve ounces a beard you like it in a sixteen ounce copper twelve ounce cup sometimes when you're a college bar and they're serving you like you get a pitcher like they'll just give you the twelve ounce clear cup. That's when the beer's like you know the same amount you put twelve Ounce Cup twelve ounce and a Solo Cup but just those smaller clear plastic cups those things that fly yes. I love the small cups you fill it up to the brim so you're instantly like your natural instinct route. The bad is I need to get a nice good sip in just you give me some spillage. That really gets you kick off. You get a nice head star ounces after every port right away the other thing is when you play Flip Cup with these little plastic cups. It's a little bit harder because they're they have a lower center or higher center of Gravity Taller. They're thinner like relative to their with. I think if you're playing with those for Flippy Cup or something you're just not yeah you're like might as well be playing flippy cup in like a fucking waiting room at the dentist office or something those COPs dixie cups. I go grab a Cone Cup from fucking water cooler figuring to us that we're missing out on walk-offs walk-offs. Yeah I mean fucking. I got the Harvey by his mother's Day. Walk off. I think in two thousand sixteen when everybody's wearing pink I mean that's Sammy Sosa hop on a nice walk off. It's just walk off as a beautiful thing yeah. You can't hate that. I think that's all I have for walk-offs. What about I walk off field goal all okay walk off bomb? Do they say that though is it is it no it's a game winning game winning game winning field goal. They should bring in more. I guess you can only use walk off and overtime even then it's still game winning. I know there's definitely a sport that I'm like blanking out right now. It's like Oh. It's going to be a walk off but I think they used to have walk-offs in the home run Derby to when it was timed and you could walk.

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MLB Best Bets With Paul Lo Duca (Ep. 113)

Against All Odds with Cousin Sal

1:22:24 hr | 2 years ago

MLB Best Bets With Paul Lo Duca (Ep. 113)

"They are I welcome to against all odds are of the ringer podcast network cousins now here on easily easily the worst sports day night of the year. We are taping this on Wednesday. You can attest to that C._E._O.. Of The podcast master tape frazier what's happening man not too much so I just got back from Las Vegas N._B._A.. Summer League. That's probably the only thing thing that's really going on at this point so yeah tough times in the sports world yes this. This is the worst because the day before the All Star game you got what are you have. You have the Homerun Derby and then you have the All Star game which didn't rated very high. I think because nothing else is going on anywhere in sports today. You can't find him. We'll Harry will find you a W._n._B._A.. Game I'm sure something but that's really it after Wimbledon. is nothing really at at night but let me ask you about some league. How was it? What were you impressed by? <hes> what did you eat. I was like what people eat what what what happened there. I was very impressed by the earthquake happening. On Friday night. I landed in Los Angeles right as that was happening so that was interesting <hes> and then you know I was already on <hes> you know I'm on edge anyway with the the earthquakes out here because I'm not from here <hes> and then I went around. I ended up seeing Lebron James at night. <hes> ended up seeing corey one of the Corey's Corey Feldman <hes> the two corsie pulled up on the sidewalk and his car and got out of his car instead of berating what I can only only assume was <hes> you know a worker of sorts <hes> but yeah so there was a lot of lot of lot of apocalyptic things were happening on Friday night and then as far as food <hes> I went to S K steakhouse with <hes> Greg Oden Mike Conley and <hes> Ryen Russillo very gracious enough <hes> for comedy to invite Myself Mark Titus and all of us to go to dinner Russillo and I ate at the kids table by ourselves but the food was great. You were separate from everyone yeah we it was <hes> I made this joke on our podcast but it was a very progressive moment it was kind of like the opposite of the Greensboro sit ins it was <hes> it was Russillo sitting at the bar together and then everyone else at the table <hes> so it was <hes> it was a good time though being in Vegas got to go <hes> and chop it up with a lot of people meet with a lot of people and <hes> yeah I mean in biggest is still vegas so loss of money but other than that <hes> oftentimes which player you know it's funny because <hes> todd firm in from from <hes> what's the name of that show and so long since I've done it lock it in what may he sitting on the runway similar. You're sitting on the runway L._A._X.. When the earthquake hits is what's going on with your shit city as like <hes>? I think your Shit City in Vegas is feeling just as much as mocking his it's cray. They're canceling this this summer league game but who who was most most impressive to you we able to scout the talent and all yeah I was GONNA say talking about at the clubs after our economy. I thought you were talking about hockey but I guess I'll say that for the after podcast <hes> but yeah it was <hes> it was impressive to see <hes> like Kobe white some of lottery guys that were playing at the Kobe look great <hes> and some of the second year guys really stood Alex House bridges stood out Dunkin Robinson stood out tyler hero another guy on the Miami Heat that was a lottery guy really stood out but then you had the guys like Cam Reddish <hes> Zaylon some of these guys that decided I did not play or head injuries so we get really to see the top guys and I have to apologize right now. I feel bad for the Knicks fans and parlay kit umbrella Bri because R._J.. Barrett is who we thought he was. We'll talk about that in a second yeah at least the Knicks the Knicks favorites win in this <hes> this Summer League at eight to one odds and it doesn't look like that because it's going to happen because our Barrique make more than two or three shots a game but anyway we were off last week. We needed to recharge. I finished up locking in I mentioned todd firm and he came in first place. I came came in second place. He's a worthy adversary. He's a robot so it's it's hard. It's hard for me to even compete. I finished up in the plus. I'm happy but now listen from now. We go st until at least the third week of February. It's all about against all odds what state we're talking baseball today. I'm going to enroute interview. Pete rose next week at sports con in Dallas. I'm actually doing it Saturday. We'll run that next week but I will. He keeps getting passed up for the hall of fame. I don't understand I don't understand what's going on on there and then football. I'm sorry tate. I know you cash these big checks from the ringer because of your basketball talk but football's riding around the corner. I'm excited about it. <hes> we're also going tate. You're coming with US next week. Calloway's fitting us for clubs what the degenerates that are on the phone right now my gurus of gambling by barons of betting my wages my wizards of wagering. How can I get that role my overlords of the odds the degenerate trifecta brother Brian Harry and Darren the pollock kid what's happening fellas? What's going gone on sale? What's going on what's going on but like I said there's not a lot going on? There really isn't a W._N._B._A.. Game I think somewhere in there but this dog days of summer we're going to have one of my favorites. Paul Duke on later later the A._l.. Won The all star game four three essay minus one fifteen favourite under nine cashes. I don't know how they're only a minus. One fifteen favorite at this point partly kid you guys at one twenty three. It's one of the best bets I was saying in sports in the last quarter sent the American league. What the hell are there down some nineteen twenty five twenty games redid? If you go to less last thirty to the twenty five six at want. I could've sworn I but I also could swear south. We go back even longer. I wasn't there at time when you go back. Even I just felt like there was a time when <hes> when we were growing up what we will we will young kids like you know oh so forty over forty years. I just felt like the American league is always one. I feel like the American League is always been dom so I don't know what those stats would shell but man I feel like the American League has always been dominant in the All Star game. Remember those yeah yeah I don't know what to do. They may have to mix it up or something. I do like the All Star game but I know you're riding High Yankees American league but let's bring you down a little parlay. It helped me close the door on the N._B._A.. I gave out the clippers clippers at sixteen and one on July fourth yeah unlock it in. I just said those. That's you're gonNA make out big. If Korean's up a clipper and somehow everyone else was given out Toronto at six and seven and one you can get them at eighty to one now and they got him. Flippers Got Kawai. They're four to one lakers. Plus five fifty bucks plots five fifty Golden State and the sixers ten to one nuggets rockets jazz right there at fifteen one and pollock had your poor next three hundred to one odds didn't get it didn't get anyone really. I don't know they. They got stymied as what they got yeah. Well I think the winner though is the N._B._A.. Right the N._B._A.. Went with with all this. I think <hes> you basically have seven legit. Teams may be competing for the title next year with the clips the Lakers the bugs the sixers the warriors jazz the rockets. I mean they all have a chance now. I think there's some decent parody in the league you make out because in L._A.. Now <hes> what a fantastic time time to be alive and be a basketball fan there and here in New York cry at the stadiums are still standing come October. The arenas is still standing the come October. Things will will be great there and brother Brian and I New York here just will continue to get the short end of the stick no rhyme or reason to anything the next are really doing. They're putting five guys out in the Summer League that will get major minutes for them and their Owen three and the summer league with guys who got major minutes for them last year. <hes> there's just such a losing culture right now with that team. It's <hes> it's really sad but Kudos to the N._B._A.. Overall the only thing they really could use as a good knicks team and then the league would really be flying high but is there anything that parlay kit and brother Brockie getting excited about this knicks team any one single thing. I think that they got a Moore's twin right Marcus. Morris Horace decided to back out of his spurs deal. I'm going to go to New York so that's exciting to play with the Knicks Amazing Yeah Paula. Can I think you're right I. I don't know how you rank. Oh you rate. What's good for a League or not now? It seems like the the ratings are only good when the bronze and the semi finals and the finals. It seems like that's going to be thrown in the N._B._A.. Face so in that respect you know if the Lakers had gotten a why the N._B._A.'s he's flying high ratings wise but yes you're right. The parody is great. It's nice that seven or eight teams are in here. I just got sick of the whole thing with these experts coming on. No we know exactly who is going. I know we've picked games wrong every week like I feel like it's just different though like if we're off by spread by twenty points versus getting in someone's head guy we don't know anything about what he thinks. He's unpredictable as it as far as players go and everyone's there's no he's definitely going to Toronto definitely staying in Toronto and after turn after candidate past he's definitely no no he's waiting to announce it just felt S- coming to me at everybody's like becoming an expert and I think we're opinion EST versus journalists Ernest. We're not breaking news but the the line has never been yeah blurrier Parley Kid I. It just bothered me I didn't I didn't like talking about something for could it also been a very shrewd move by doing what he did because is it really didn't enable the Lakers to sign anybody else that they may be could have signed because they were waiting on him so shrewd to by letter but that's right up Leonard Sally so but you can't nobody can predict this stuff anymore style. You can't predict people can write and talk about it all they want but <hes> nobody's an expert on it that is for sure brother Bry. <hes> one thing is weird to me Paul George. We've had a lot of players players demand trades over the years. Kyri and there's been a bunch of Paul. George doesn't get didn't get any crap for this move this really this is what really put everyone behind the eight ball this signing a Max deal demanding a trade to specific team is something that they're not making nearly enough about <hes>. I don't think yeah I mean I guess it was because the George you just assumed he was gonNA leave. Okay see originally right and then when he stayed on for that extra ear I mean I guess I guess the fans were okay with that. I mean I I know it's funny. I mean I haven't heard anything in terms of o'casey fan things so upset but I guess they got enough back and they kind of knew in the West there. They weren't aren't GonNa be anything better than maybe like a five six seven seats so I guess the revolt starting a little bit earlier probably makes sense <hes> I mean I think if I was an old Casey Fan I think I'd be okay with yeah. Maybe yeah probably Ralway but now Westbrook was goes to Miami or something like if he doesn't I that all star game that line tate it's going to be West minus sixteen points right. This is really stacked up. Oh absolutely I mean I think <hes> Westbrook one of the things that was interesting at the summer league so tyler hero had not signed with Miami yet and you can still be traded if you had not signed a contract so a lot of people thought that was kind of tip of the cap that they were trying to include hero in a trade for Westbrook but I just saw that hero just signs so maybe that <hes> that means Miami's the destination Asian so wow all right all right so that's it so that's at that last line from `tatoes the last will speak of them for a while so congratulations you got the last word and brother Bri. I WANNA move onto the women's World Cup now. The Parlay Kid actually best with the U._S.. Women's team that he cashed in a three to one odds. I got caught up in it. You know it was good our team U._S.. Was this was a good team to they. Scored Twenty six goals I know half of those were against like a middle school Thailand team the start things up but the piano and Alex Morgan by the way on Kimmel Thursday night that'll be fun but I don't know it was kind of exciting right women's World Cup. What would the odds you you laid out odds for them the win every game and regulation right yeah so I mean I the part of Dead <hes> U._S.? At three which is great considering if the first game against talent they went to like plus one sixty but if you if you took the you know nuts I mean we kind of set it at the beginning. Why not just jump on? Did you knew at some point. Thomas probably going to be buying a hundred but <hes> if you took the U._S. to win every game and regulation from the START I mean it really have it was really more. Once you got into the playoffs it would have been ten to one so and you never really would have been do like worried about that bed. I guess maybe a little bit in the same game but <hes> I'll say I really did enjoy it. Especially once you got out of the pool play <hes> because to me I mean I we grew up with his sister who played soccer. I always kind of I always kinda liked women's soccer. I never really we all play football like men's soccer as much but I did have a thing for for women's soccer and then my daughter's just huge into it so she's everything U._S.. World Cup team so I went to one of those exhibition games. My daughter went to the parade today so. <hes> that's great you know I really do think I mean I know bill it said this the other day but it definitely makes sense for the women's game to go every two years of the World Cup. Why why why wait fill and at least you give it a little bit? I'm not maybe every year but every two years yeah that was fun and like you said as soon as I got out of the group play we played. We played the host country and beat them. We got lucky on a couple of penalty kicks along the way but we were so you were going to have to get really really lucky to beat us. I think that's how it was and we showed how deep we were and all that stuff now Harry spoken to you yet but congratulations big U._F._C. Card the other day we pick these early. You had John Jones by decision five to one odds. That's a good cash there buddy and what what point at any point in the fight where you nervous Harry did watch. I'm guessing you didn't actually bet was in jeopardy yeah pretty but what you know what at which point most like freaking out usually brother Brian's the numbers Guy Todd but at a stated if you went by the numbers this was actually an easy winner. <hes> Santos Toast had won eight of his last nine fights sixth of the last eight Bytes Jones had as he won by decision so you had to figure Santos would put up a good fight and challenged Jones which he did but the thirty five year Santos wouldn't have enough in the end and of course that's what happened and of course unfortunately I didn't better sent down of course of course yeah. I don't know I'm apt to watch it. Went down the tube but you know that I didn't I don't understand and brother Brian. polychaete could jump in Ortega. We watched the fight my God that Santos he tore every ligament in his leg and then invented some to tear any still went the distance and not only that wasn't wasn't favoring in any needle delaying throwing insane thing to watch weird. I saw the only thing I could really say it's gotTa just be the adrenaline going on right like <hes> you know. These guys both got carted out in wheelchairs at the end of the fight 'cause they their legs are just you know. Even if you're not tearing your you know every single ligaments in your knee <hes> these guys can never even walk coming after the fight they there's days where they just can't walk so the brutal Sport <hes> for for those that watch if you happen to Ben Aspirin to the wrestler who <hes> got need in the head and was little you know out cold. It's brutal. It's it's great but it's <hes> it's certainly <hes> you know these. <hes> these guys are different breed who do this you know so absolutely wrestling coach pizzazz teaching us what to do and the guy comes flying at Uni I <hes> I don't know you can't do is have your head down. I guess you know right down right so that's that's it amend the newness. That was a good fight to she took care of Holly Home Pretty more easily than I thought that was. I wish you a more mark doc marketable brother Brian. I don't know I just maybe she has to beat up a bus or something. I don't know what you have to you have to be more marketable but she might be as she claims the greatest woman fighter ever on Earth <hes> Yeah I hear you. I know it's funny. It's what else can she do. I mean the only close fights yeah those. Those two Shevchenko fights were really good fight. I mean at this point in time. There's really not another name for her to fight unless it Shevchenko again who's fighting at a lower weight though I do Kinda N._F._l.. A little bit bad for <hes> you know it will be kind of tough to marketer at this point unless there's another big pfeiffer well listen to <hes> to contenders emerged at Disneyland this this week so eh. There's always a fight for some cra never ever know <hes>. Let's go to baseball. We've neglected baseball. It's halfway through the season. Actually the most teams are ninety games and what are the Yankees eighty-eight. They have a couple in hand against some of these teams as well. We'll go over the A._l.. M._V._p.. And Al Cy young you think the Balls Ju. You don't like these balls or would you like to tell me you don't like the balls in Homerun Derby. Just in the General I was freaking out more about about <hes> you know. The steroid thing obviously hurt when I was younger. I was coming up as that was happening you know with <hes> mcgwire and Sosa and all those sort of guys <hes> and Palmero and all that sort of stuff so that was kind of the first knock on the power hitters in baseball and you know kind of taking a step back Agassi what was going on and then but the Homerun Derby always kind of had this little separate in a place in my heart where I would watch these guys and it was amazing and the so many great moments and then you saw the balls this year and I'm and I wanna go back now and try to watch and see if the ball seemed lighter you know back in the day for some of the big swings and big big moments always blamed it on steroids now. I think its the balls so they're they're ruining everything for me. As far as <hes> you know my my perception and my belief that they're all you know up to up to par baseball's. They seem like they were like woeful balls. You could tell L. by looking at players if they're bigger or smaller than when you grew up and they're definitely smaller Navarre in the late nineties. You can't tell by the ball the watching on T._v.. You can't tell what the differences with the ball but they certainly can. I mean everyone came back from that. <hes> London series Boston Yankees said frequent there were no seams on the boss like Tanaka was dona fit poor a lot. I don't know it was it seemed crazy but yeah one way to market the game overseas and in this Homerun Derby and it all helps. Let's let's go. Let's go to the American league. We're Mike Trout is running away with this now. These odds are all over the place. You can go online. You can find something at minus two hundred or minus fifteen hundred. I'm looking at Mike Trout at minus fifteen hundred for A._l.. M._V._p.. EP leads in home runs obt walks slugging any win above replacement metric. He's two plus over whoever's in second. Place looks like he's running away with it. I don't know that there's anyone else worth mentioning parlay kid that you're gonNA. You'RE GONNA go crazy about one of your Yankees here. Somehow somehow this guy because yeah well it. This is a most valuable player award right. This isn't the best player award the most valuable rival play award and this has been a debate. That's gone on for a very very long time <hes> very I you very rarely would probably see in the N._B._A.. A guy winning the M._v._p.. Award if he was on a five hundred team maybe sub five hundred would be a stretch and that's what we're talking about with Mike Trout by trout gets to play in the cozy confines of Anaheim where nobody really cares what he does <hes> as <music> as baseball player and look. He's probably GONNA go down as one of the greatest players of all time right. Now is the best player in the game but is he the M._v._p.. <hes> that's debatable all right and I think we that's this is where for looking for value you're not getting value at minus this fifteen hundred and my child because <hes> so he could get injured <hes> <hes> Anaheim could fall well below the five hundred pace. They're playing at right now and that that would be terrible value. Tell you where I like D._J.. Lomu on the Yankees who's having a fantastic year <hes> the guy plays three positions all well first base second base third base. He's almost sitting five hundred with runners in scoring position. It's been on canny what he's doing. He has carried the Yankees through. Basically an injury riddled first half of the year has projected numbers at the end of the year right now three thirty six twenty nine doubles twenty two home runs two hundred eight hundred and twenty runs hundred sixteen R._B._I.'s and as I mentioned just before outstanding defense at three positions for the for right now the best team or at least what they're going to be the top two team with three team in the American can leak and doing it all sal on in the bright lights of New York this guy's been incredible and <hes> been as is better than advertised. That's for sure so what set him at ten to one a ten to one as good a good number him if trout in fact gets hurt I I it's astounding to me. They signed him. What two years twenty four million dollars not expecting anything like this? I don't know what to get out of those Colorado guys but I'm going to be <hes> <hes> touting one in a minute but <hes> I saw this stat on May eighteen with the bases loaded Zak right I stared at four might be like nine. He might might be something like nine eleven or something like that with the bases loaded this year yeah very reminiscent kid nineteen ninety-five and Oakwood Park I got I don't I don't understand I haven't seen that number even eleven at bats spectacular macular over eight hundred and I think the biggest thing the biggest plus in his favor is played with an injured team. The Yankees are not running away with the best division in baseball and all their players were were injured now. These guys might come back and Yankees one hundred and five games and then Lemay Hugh isn't as important you might forget about his first half but ten to one odds I agree. It's a good number. Let's switch to the National League cody bellinger leads the National Ashley. GET MINUS ONE FIFTY Christian Yelich right there plus one forty it seems like a a two horse race and then you have Freeman Bell and my Guy Pita Lonzo. Oh my God the only thing the mets the mets fans have to root for their pita Lonzo twenty two one. He's done it all but it does seem between bellinger and Yelich now. I'm GONNA take a flyer. I'm going all the way down. This is what I mean about the odds. I saw Nolan our Nado at nine at one couple days ago fifty to one on some sites you eh him top five m._v._p.. Votes in the last three years he's been in the top five did not ever great June and I know there's the cores bias against them but three twelve twenty homers sixty seven R._B._I.'s one hundred ninety one total oh basis. I don't know he's got a bunch of gold gift. Give him little credit here. Maybe you know maybe he likes it up. We see a guy like D._J.. Lemay you maybe that helps other rockies players current. Now I know Charlie Blackman's right there to you. Get Him at fifty to one but I like all those guys maybe they just tear it up in the second half and the rockies end up a little better than five hundred Harry though you going with the favorite right yeah I'm GonNa go with Scottsdale Arizona Zone Cody bellinger and like you said <hes> at fifty <hes> first on the team that has the best record in baseball. He's on the team that has the best run differential in baseball and the break they lead the National League West by a whopping thirteen and a half game back in its offense of numbers first off the charts second batting average at three thirty six second homers thirty second R._B._I.'s and seventy one slugging percentage almost seven hundred seventy six points higher than he did last season already has more homers than he did last season these on tastes like fifty five this year and third on defense he has had two hundred and fifty total chances between first base and the outbuildings only one air and very durable. He's been every game this year for L._A.. Played every game last year for L._A.. That's a very now he said it's a two horse race but it's probably cody time here and I think he gets done at minus one fifty. I love that guy I mean we obviously we got an Asheville cody bellinger talk out here in L._A.. But such a sweet swing love watching him this was amazing stat right on on base percentage percentage over four hundred every single day of the season this year that's insane cumulatively over four hundred eighty five games. He started eighty one time he reached base or eighty one out of eighty five games reached as more than and <hes> eighty-one times but only four games he started. He did not reach base minus one fifty yeah he and Eulogio Yelich might have back issues now so maybe that should be higher than it is all right. Let's switch to <hes>. Let's go arms here American League cy a young you got. Let's go right back to you Harry. What do you like in the American League? You like the favorite again really going out on a limb Garrett Cole Well Well Garrett Cole <hes> minus two hundred <hes> record night and five th okay three point zero nine ers one hundred sixteen inch but he's got a hundred and seventy strikeout that leads the American League. It's been hot lately too so he's won four straight games and his last nine starts he sticks no with a one point five E. R. A. and over that time period last six starts he struck out at least they played game teams early. Batting tool seven bursts them a lot of people might lean towards his teammate just burn land or and they do have similar stats however the one difference between them as overlander lander given up a long ball all season and really bad of late giving up twenty seven total home runs and twelve in his last five starts. <hes> Cole has been more consistent and he's becoming their eighth on the same like I said he's been in red hot lately look for that to continue as he shoots closer to the CY young I like coal at minus two hundred two hundred minus two hundred Berlin to plus one twenty five you could easily find the opposite of that on on any other sites <hes> of than the. One we're looking at <hes>. They may split votes there Charlie Morton six to one burials eight to one <hes> got minor at twenty. It's all over the place after that brother Bry. You're going out on a limb a little bit in the A._l.. Right yeah I mean I do like coal. It's funny <hes> I. I think I said to Harry yesterday. I call so I think he took my pick their originally <hes> but it is funny when you talk about odds because you'll see of Kohl's minus two hundred some places plus three fifty other places so it's it is really all over the place on the A._l.. which I do think the A._O.? Racist kind of all is completely up in the air. It's similar to last year and actually last year at this time we'd given out snow like thirty three to one to win the CY young so definitely look for some value. I would kinda stay. I do like they call like. I was saying I would stay away from Orlando. He hasn't been good as of late so we got a four eight. One area in the last six starts so I and I I agree with what you're saying is. I think those guys will kind of split votes so I would look at Morton and again. I like the look guys who've gotten hot in his last nine starts. He's six two two zero one here a as a point eight seven with Levin Point six strikeouts per nine innings so like I said I think at plus fifty year or plus six to one or whatever are you get mad. I think I mean he's got one hundred forty. strikeouts breakdown like hundred twelve innings so I think just based on what he's already done. I mean if if EPA get playoff wish they should I mean he he's going to be in the comic uncuffed three compensation right there. He'll be mainly there so I think that six to one there's there's definitely value their whole and Berlin. I think those guys and eat away and let's not forget Chris Sale. who was the preseason favorite ever to win the A._l.? Cy Young talking about these numbers going around he's anywhere from thirteen to one to sixty one because of his slow start. It's amazing so actually does leave it wide open and the American league. You know we talk about splitting votes with the Astros Stroz pitcher same thing going on a nationally <hes> Sherzer is the favourite at minus two hundred but then you got your engine ru and Walker Bueller and Clayton Kershaw competing. They're all on the top like six or seven right there. <hes> <hes> rules right there actually plus one ten Luis Castillo fifteen to one as I mentioned fifteen to one Zach Cranky Parlay kid twenty two one you like him and cranky. I think it could find him. Even <hes> at some more like twenty five live four to one or thirty two one on some sites as well <hes> and again. We're talking value here. <hes> grank is I in wins. He's fourth in E._R._A.. He's got a whip that well under one. He's got one hundred under nature strikeouts and like only fifteen walks very impressive <hes> pitcher here the only game and a half out of the second wildcard spot so they haven't talked about maybe granny getting traded but as as of right now you know you have a chance to make the playoffs game and a half out. Why would you deal your ace right so I think he stays there and let's say he has a really nice second half of the year where he ends up with close to twenty one <hes> two hundred strikeouts all zero ray is in the mid twos at twenty two one at twenty five to one <hes> and you know you you also deal with the Galley Harry who probably stalking? I'm right how are you. This is a guy who follow around a little bit. I I know where exactly exactly so then. You wonder why everyone lose leaves Arizona why minded Paul Goldschmidt because you're starting everybody. You'RE GONNA lose all their best players that way that they've stored at a car wash once told me how he's GonNa be better tying chains of theme route in a year and a half he was fired. Was it right when he fled the city had a car wash. Oh Man Yeah Paulie kid gets hurt that's even even and by the way I feel like shirts broke his nose and then just really revitalized his career not that he was doing crappy with that but everyone go out and break your nose. You'll see really inspires you to do better but I think we all share is at minus two hundred pollock. That's a good that's a good flier twenty two one out. There's all sorts of second half odd you could bet teams to make the playoffs you could bet adjusted win totals which I hadn't seen in a while and obviously it could teams to win the division et Al and Al All playoffs in world series matchups. We're GONNA hit some of those miscellaneous numbers now. I saw the Red Sox at plus one sixty five to make the playoffs now I get it. They're nine out of the American League East. The Yankees are probably going to run away with that. Although I think they were five out you guys remember last year. There's probably a week past this date. Last year. <hes> Bill Simmons filled in for me and you guys talk. The Yankees were five games up on the red sox. Simmons inherited the only ones who took the red SOx plus one eighty or something and of course they. They won the division but anyway. Let's say they don't win the division nine now the only one behind the second wildcard I think plus one sixty five is nice. I think sale could probably come back. Price has been solid Porcelli. They need to do better. The bullpen is atrocious that that's the whole thing they they're missing kimball. They never even came close to replacing him Denver's though is hot J._D.. Martinez numbers are down. Mookie Betts numbers down you gotta figure proven players will step it up and I think the red sox you know what they do. <hes> Parlay Kid. I like them at plus one sixty five. I know you don't WanNa see them. In the playoffs right now I'd rather be don't WanNa see Boston south ever so but I do like that I mean if if that could that could be one of those things that I would take just because <hes> it would soften the blow a little bit <hes> making that because I think for sure those guys will eventually hit to the back of the baseball cards eventually and the red sox would probably go get <hes> some bullpen Japan help and <hes> they're gonNA make a run at that playoff spots <hes> not a bad call now like in the National League. You like my least favorite team braves right yeah the brave sal again. We'll talk about this adjusted. When total <hes> the braves are on pace for <hes> ninety six wins this year and they're just a win total right? Now is <hes> Ninety one or ninety one and a half <hes> I. I don't see how his team is not going to reach that south reached fifty wins faster than a braves team since two thousand and three they were only three games about five hundred as of the end of May and they just had a torrid June <hes> they've been hitting the crowd out of the ball. They've had to ninety as a team in the month of June. Freeman Kunia Dan's be Swanson become a fine major league player and they got that great veteran leadership. I was never a Donaldson Fan when as with the Blue Jays but he's just one of those winning type of players as his catcher Brian McCann was what the Yankees a little bit these guys a winner. This team is going to surpass that ninety one when total. I think it's pretty easy money to say that they're going approach. The mid nineties here when they're young energetic fun team sal I think and now and yet in Kaikal to their rotation now really the whole second half of the year. He's added a ready but you know he's going to just improves the year goes on this teams earning more than ninety one game south so I like the over and that adjusted one total. I hate to say I agree by the way we had talked about the numbers flying all over the place. I've seen this at ninety three and a half. If you get ninety one and a half jumped out right right right data Yup my God I hate them. I hate the Bra ever since the chipper days before that probably before that because Harry loved the Braves T._B._S.. Was the only channel they got in the suite so I think that was the only cable channel got growing up so he was forced to love the braves but I want that made you miserable ninety. One Israel nineteen seventy one eight miserable every year except for the sale and I'll championship it was bad yeah yeah this'll make you feel good sixteen games left against the MARLINS and mets and it comes in a clump to their seven against the Marlins mets back to back then they have like a three-game series against the dodgers then six more against the marlins a mezzo they can really go like a seventeen and four and a three week stretch there and you'll you'll have your money made right there and worse than that a ton of prospects they could get cranky as you mentioned stroman chain green hand hand on Cleveland. The Sky's the limit for this braves team. I like them over ninety one and a half wins brother Bry. You have some action in the A._l.. Central right yeah so I'd like <hes> Cleveland Plus Six hundred twenty two central but they're they're five and and a half back and other twins have been playing awesome but one thing I was looking at those looking at their schedule their upcoming schedule so and they also came into the break with on a six game winning streak they play the twins at home right off the bat here after the break a at home so if if they went to three they could cut that lead to four and a half then if you look at the schedule after that they have Detroit at home and the city at home at Toronto at Kansas City whereas the twins day of the mets the the Yankees and white sox so I can easily see this you know in three or four weeks old when you're talking about you know this lead cut down to one or two games and then they're right in it so I think it's six to one six to one odds. It's great value. I know there's been talk about Bauer. Maybe being traded but they're in a really good position to make the playoffs and I do agree with you. I like the Red Sox on those odds but if you're looking at Cleveland just based on again I think they have. They have the top five the remaining schedule. If not the easiest so I think they're going to try make one more run here. Even with our power still has one more year left on contract so they could always trade. 'em In the off season plus. I think they're gonNA probably be playing for caress. Oh here I mean they had a great moment last night with them at the game so I wouldn't be shocked. I mean again. I think it's six one odds you know only down five and a half for them is really really good. Value Sixty one is great value and especially. I've seen some some four to one's flying around there for Cleveland when the Central Minnesota dipping a little bit the only thing I worry about is that the break came at the wrong time for Cleveland like you said they went six in a row seven the last ten they have thirteen like you said against the twins they go nine and four. They're right there right there and that's at around. I also like the twins under I wrote that down now. I can't find a what their number is but I think it's like ninety eight or something ninety eight ninety eight and a half yeah because they are actually one of four teams on pace for one hundred wins this year they're over on their still ninety eight and a half. I think we see a little bit of a classroom then just worry again like I said that the all star break came at the wrong time right Harry you're going long long long shot <hes> same state date the reds yeah the reds at fifteen to one to win the nationally central. I know with a couple of favorite here early in the baseball but fifteen to one when the central I last ask there's only separated by four and a half game heading in the second half of the season the central the reds are close to turning this around their issue is that they are only eighteen and twenty eight and one or two run game they turn that stat around they can challenge for the Division Cincinnati Outta here listen. The Cincinnati has actually given up the lease runs in the National League and the second in all baseball out of the fifteen teams in the N._F._l.. Their six best in run differential and second best in the central by twenty five runs over third place they Saint Louis <hes> yes quick has been a solid pickup. He's about the clips all his two thousand eighteen dodgers stats already <hes> weeks on pace for thirty five homers one hundred R._B._I.. Twenty stolen bases actually becoming a real leader on this team. <hes> pitching wise Lewis Castille is a CY young candidate with a record eighty three and a two point two nine era a hundred and twenty four ks and the Parlay Kid told me about two weeks ago that Sonny Gray is turning it around. You know what's out partly kid was right in sunny gray's last nine starts the reds are eight and one in those games and grey is actually five and one of those starts in his last twenty three and two third innings is thirty two strikes at thirty two strikeouts. We see if this wager has we'll see if this wager has a short <hes> coming soon because Cincinnati has to play thirteen of their next nineteen divisional game start the second half of the season so we'll know Wurley if they can contend for the central I agree that Sonny Gray is turned it around if by it you mean his car and it's headed to Atlanta as he's going to be traded at the deadline along with maybe Hernandez and a tanner roark I will say this Harry the N._l.. Central every team has spent at least one day in first place like you said they're four and a half back the reds and you go crazy about they're pitching. The second. Fewest runs allowed. Guess what that means. They've also scored the second. Fewest amount of runs in the National League only ahead of the Marlins so they have two weeks to get together as a lot of teams otherwise they're going to sell these chips at the thirteen of nineteen divisional games the other sticks Denver Rocky so we'll say all right it really has to happen like in the next ten days or so <hes> brother Brian. We're staying within that division. You and I liked this cardinals team. I don't know why we do I think carpenter and Goldschmidt or poised for a good second. Half Zun comes back in August first week in August carpenters already back <hes> you know I I don't know I like them at three two one to make the playoffs though you you're taking their over under him wins expect to be right at five hundred right yes so they're over underwent eighty one right now. They're five hundred their forty four and forty four the remaining thirty nine games at home thirty five on the road. I know again they came into the season. Probably one of the I think they were favorites with the cubs won the division but but cardinals have only been under five hundred one since two thousand so if you look at last year there were forty and twenty eight in the second half year before they were forty and thirty four in the second half after being under five hundred in the first half their bats than bad. I would assume carpenter under I mean hopefully he's a little bit healthy and he comes back and hits the ball while they're pitching hasn't been like it's been last year but I feel like the cardinals are always a team in the second half. They'll either add somebody or they'll have some minor lear. Come up who plays above there had but the only needs to go thirty eight and thirty six so like I said with with thirty nine of those <hes> seventy four remaining games at home. I just think eighty one seems a little low. I feel like it should be like eighty two and a half <hes> but I would I would never bet against the cardinals being under five hundred yeah last year at the break. They fired the managing manager Matt Not right but <hes> this year. They don't have that luxury. I guess they could still fire him. Forty four division games left in the second half so they'll yeah that'd be playing for it against Harry's red-state. What do you think about? I have to hand it to Harry. He only has two favorite baseball teams whereas every other sports thanks the braves and the diamondbacks. Is there another team Harry. What was it just those two now? The twins earned first place. Maybe I should the twins yeah for sure just David Justice. I mean I get it. I'm a fan of that. Area can see you being chipper Jones fans for sure. I definitely see you being like Tom Glavin John smoltz Fan and so <hes> all that really checks out just have to say. I feel like this whole thing is going to work out where the astros just do it again so that's really the only baseball thought I have is that I believe in the Astros. I like what they have going for him so I'm going to stick with AOL team and stick with the Astros the Astros to I took him in the beginning of the year. I felt like I didn't want to put any more money on them but they're four to one odds and you know there are three horses have just now started are now going to play together for the first time so we might and that divisions just done with it. It's just I don't know if they'll play a meaningful the game in a while but <hes> all right that's our baseball talk. Let's go to the mail bag cousin sal against all odds at G MAIL DOT COM. Hey write us. Let us know if you think you're worthy of being our in our degenerate Gambler Hall of fame. What do we do a couple of weeks ago? What was his name Scott Berry the Guy L. the Saint Louis Blues Ticket Right inducted him into the hall of fame and Yeah? We're waiting for you waiting on stories. We're erecting a nice building and trump. We're getting the permits together. I know I've been saying the same thing for a year but these things take time. This is from <hes> Josh S. He says hey sal big fan of you and the TRIFECTA been listening since the first episodes of thanks for giving me some good winners over the years. Here's a possible Captain Morgan Casino prop and degenerate hall of fame submission one. What will be the biggest disaster stern H._B._O.? This year the game of thrones final season the explosion in Chernobyl or the Oakland Raiders Football Team Wow interesting. He's talking about hard knocks of course well. I don't think the raiders I don't think that's GonNa be a disaster at all. I think that's that's emmy worthy. Put that up there with veep and the other <hes> Great H._B._O.. Show game of thrones is going to be impossible to beat as far as the disaster was Chernobyl disaster. I don't know the Russians said only like eleven people died so <hes> but I can't wait for this implosion with car Antonio Brown Gruden. I thought they should wait till they get to <hes> to Vegas but get started now. What the hell brother bride is your favorite team? They're going to be a bigger disaster than the raiders on hard knocks I mean I I think hard knocks is going to be a lot of fun. I don't think it'll be a disaster on hard knocks. I do think the seasonal probably be is maybe from her. What about you? I think this this is going to be an independent. I you know I'm probably in the minority here. I'm Gruden Fan. I think the guy's a great soundbite <hes> I think this is going to be very fun hard knocks and I the raiders are going to be a little bit better than what brother Brian. Thanks this year all right. What do they expect to get six wins Bryant? who was that? Did I go too heavy with that six around that yeah around that have six the where it's it's so hard for their I mean I mean offensively. They should be like I said it's all on far this year. He's thinks he's gone after this year so you better. You better have a five M._v._p.'s if they want to be good Harry. Are you watch game withdrawn. Jim Watch Noble. You didn't watch the John Jones fighting picked narrow but <hes> but <hes> I don't know bitching about the full starting eleven o'clock this morning on the east coast. We gotta stay in. There's no sports or the full slate of W._N._B._A.. Games today so there's plenty of action going on today. I mentioned that game on during the day Oh there were three games today but anyway I I think it's GonNa agree with. I agree with bar like really think chuck. He's GonNa have to tone it down a little bit when he knows he's being videotaped and watch in terms of how crazy he gets on the sideline certain practices and meetings and everything like that too and I think today actually actually I think it's Antonio Brown's birthday so I'm sure they're having a great time today bringing the doing something for him but I think it's going to be great. I think it's GONNA be hilarious. I know Harry thinks that the filming starts already uh-huh they've been filming for like two and a half years. What do you think about Antonio Brown's birthday or hard knocks or H._B._O.? Or anything I I was GONNA say as far as it turns your brother's birthday you know happy birthday be <hes> but other than that I I think the biggest disaster I'm gonNA take as little as possible and indefinitely as the explosion Chernobyl. I don't know if I can get away with saying that but I think we're you know we're we're in the future enough where we can all point out. That was a pretty big disaster. I guess it would qualify as that I guess so I don't know how much of that was real but yeah I guess rotate. These guys insisted on making bets today. There's absolute shit out there as area just mentioned W._n._B._A.. But they WANNA dig deep they wanna I understand I understand the determination to get a little winning streak three going before football starts brother Bryce start us off. I think there's tennis and Harry tried to golf but I told them that there was going to be listening but before the tournament started so what are your tennis right yeah yeah we. Ah Yeah like you said. We have used the tennis golf but I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA keep it simple this week. I'M GONNA take Jovovich to win Wimbledon minus one forty five look. He's been playing great whenever he's playing great on grass these healthy i. It's hard to go against them unless you know especially with Federer at this age so I think what's going to happen is you're gonNA cruise tests. Batista Guten straights that and then the Dahlan federal things are going to have a long off hard. Maybe five set match and then jokers you know Oh. He's GonNa just outlast them pretty much in that final like I said I just don't I just can't picture them one. He's healthy and playing really well. He's only dropped one set here and so I just think he's GonNa win. Straight sets the next match and then maybe enforced. I that's the final I was looking ahead. He beat joker. Did he beaten down the semi's last year. He Got Federer in two thousand fifteen. This is all Wimbledon because I don't think you can compare it to anything else. Just go right to the grass so he'd beaten down semi's last year he beat joker. He beat Federer in four sets and fifteen and in five sets and two thousand fourteen definitely not afraid of these guys parlay kid. You're going to mix it up with some M._A.. Yes sounds go with some U._S._C. Stuff. It's probably brother by would probably agree with this probably the worst card. They've probably had an all year Brian. Would you agree with that. <hes> card that coming up. It's definitely up there. There was one other one yeah it's it's pretty weak but <hes> taking fight off this this. This guy wanted me money back in December and his last spite of there was Ryan Hall. He's minus one twenty over Darren Elkins hallways the ultimate fighter <hes> winner her in two thousand fifteen. Nobody seems to want to fight this guy because he was very awkward as he fights off his back kind of mom so <hes> is very good at submitting his opponent and so I've said this in the last few U._F._C. Fights I've bet <hes> of one on this show <hes> but Elkins really these guys are the same age but hall is the Fresher Fighter Elkins is lost three of his last five fights. He's had a lot of wear and tear on his body. We're hall really has it. <hes> and I think that seems to be making the difference in some of these <hes> fights that have very close line so but they call it minus one twenty two defeat Elkins interesting all right in the other guy fights back back back to tennis. They talk you out of the Gulf. Well you talk about golf but for the record top ten I did like that Johnson and the John Deere but you follow for the Scottish Open Top ten anyways. I am GonNa take. I'm GonNa Take Jake <hes> tennis. I'm GONNA take the doll minus thirty minute match versus better better turn thirty eight a month DOS thirty three <hes> this will be the fortieth time they play each other and the Doll Leech twenty four fifteen dollars ten and three and majors versus Roger. This'll be the first time they've met at Wimbledon two thousand eight when it all one in epic five-set or <hes> they played each other this year. The French were rapidly. I'll be Roger. resets rolled them <hes> but most Portland Doll has looked more focused okay more control than better in Wimbledon the chair <hes> is way more honest cross court shots and no one has been able to break it. Serve Rogers looked a little rattled the time and has lost a couple of I that's tournament so if he looked shaky loses that number one taraf lookout rafter role but I think Brian might be right. I think it might might think it might go force that but still nidal minus on thirty better. I think that's the play it's too close for me. I don't know and Harry's mad because federal cost him. I Know Harry Bet against bet federal to win. The first set was at the very first that opening round that the eight second round the sixty four he lost the first set his first serves our landing at eighty one percent. That's that's pretty good. I thought I look for a guy slowing down or not. I just think that's GonNa be a five setter and and you're lucky if you win. It's GonNa be seven sixes all over the place <hes> hall versus Elkins like that. You Know Parlay Kid. I'm not outgoing with you but I'm also going with it because I'm I'm taking brother Brian's bed brother Brian. I had luck with Yoga Bitch. What what was it like three years ago? It seems like a few years ago where we just loaded loaded Ottoman. He want everything <hes> polychaete. We have me you you brother Bry of course Harry is not involved. He stayed away. We have <hes> Serena and joker to win the men's and women's side and a parlay. Let's root for one thing. I'm going for joker to win the tournament. You can get them still at minus one one forty five even heading into the semifinal brother bribe. I'm writing your pick all right. WE'RE GONNA sign up. We're running way late. We Have Paula Duke on the line. This has been a great celebration of Antonio Brown's birthday right tate. I feel like we've again. Happy Birthday be yeah. Did it all right guys and we teammates tonight. You don't think that's happening. I don't think we were discussing hard knocks so I don't know why you would bring that up here. You're supposed supposed to be talking to him. You're supposed to know where he is at all times you doing. You're really slacking all right Paula Duca online coming up in a minute. We've talked a lot of baseball today. Talk a little more better to help us play our own version of money ball as we attempt to earn some baseball boxing action network analysts four-time all-star and one of my top two favorite Italian Italian American mets catcher all time really follow Duke. Thanks for coming on against all odds buddy banks. I really appreciate it and I hope the other one kiat and I am honored to be Mr. Mike all you know I didn't. And even think of <hes> Piazza you're right. He is yeah. Maybe your top three no yet piazza. You're you're at your edging amount. I have to say now. Listen Urine Al Guy did that game last night bother you as much as it did me. I mean this is ridiculous. The American league seven in a row nineteen three and one in the last twenty three this the American League's the best bet in the last quarter century. What's going on here well? Here's the deal I went to four games all four of them so I can't say anything like this unbelievable. I was part of the the the one we had actually had to lead the ninth inning and then Michael Young if everybody remembers it Pittsburgh got the hit off Trevor Hoffman <hes> who actually David and we lost that game I remember that was like two thousand six and that was like my last all star game. I'm like I'm finally GONNA win over. We lost that game too but yeah it's just getting <hes> monotonous. I'm not embarrassed mixed the lineups up. I don't know what to do here but I can't take it my Yankee Fan friends are down my throat about all this all the time so yeah I mean well the Yankee Yankee people like looking I gotta deal with Maryono <hes> Rivera Day at Saratoga here a couple of days so that's GonNa be key bleeding but at least pita Lonzo made all of us all our family smile for a little bit on the weekend i WanNa talk about that and yes as a mets fan. Thank thank goodness goodness for Lonzo. I mean how how excited should we be. I I was saying that we were talking about. Maybe that's a top ten mets moment in the fifty seven years history him winning the Homerun Derby and then a single off a Yankee Players Glove Gleyber Torres at INC is also a top ten moment even cut the lead to four to three. They ended up losing. We should be excited about him right. He's here to stays the real deal. You know he's the real deal. He's the real deal you don't do what he does. <hes> <hes> especially in a homerun derby. I I couldn't believe policy was first of all 'cause I taken a take like hey may- maybe take a shot against the roof because it's the first time really that they are competing homerun derby but now we're getting to the point where these guys like probably competed in one when he was fifteen sixteen seventy. The baseball has changed with all these travel team but he's got such a short swing. I love it. I and I hate to say this. I know there's a lot of mets fans other. I think he's got a better better upside than data did <hes> and that's a lot of praise. David was some kind of player but also David had a ton of guys around them and now I'm fighting Dave writer all because he doesn't have back issues. He's in the hall of fame <hes> but he also had you know <hes> Ray s myself Beltran Delgado Wreak Sean Green around him. You know now this Jay. Eh got powered all field that are just it's. It's uncanny when you're doing a home run derby sow your first thing is in a lot of people forget is through to the right and the Homerun Derby two thousand six. We almost won it. You're trying to pull everything you you mean. You're trying to hook everything I competed at home run derbies when I was in college. You're just dead trying to hook everything he just took the approach. I'm just going to swing the bat and make contact and he hit I would say seven eight home runs the other way him and a Kunia. I mean like I couldn't believe it but it's weird about it. Even the directors the shooting at for E._S._P._N.. Weren't normally guy goes opposite field in the Homerun Derby feel. It's GonNa fall short but yeah like you said Alonzo's going for opposite field home runs. The directors didn't even pick up a couple of those home runs out of the park without a senior but that's how exciting what a freak. This guy is but <hes> yeah I I don't I just you know it's weird. He's as far as getting back to gambling because we always should he's only minus sixty seven to win rookie of the year in the National League now to teach junior great player plus two fifty. We saw that Sorocca for the braves a six fifty. Is that a good bet you think what does he have to ten more home runs you'd think I think it's a good bet in the reason why I say he's swinging so short. I was comparing him to like great knockout artists. You know like if you look at all the great knockout artists and in boxing I used to tell our coach amount of time sure the swing in the short or the punch you usually the short punches the one that devastated guys. If you look at Alonzo swing it's so short and compact. I don't see much of a decrease in the second half now. Are The pitchers GonNa start pitching him a little bit more carefully because if you really the only guy in the lineup that can really hurt you with one swing. There's some guys I mean the mets. Let's run but that's not the bottom line but I think he's yeah definitely minus one fifty seven. He's even if he has a bad second-half it isn't it. Isn't he going to be thirty five ninety with his eyes closed. That's enough. No I mean he leads all the not batting average but all the power number categories all seven of me leads right now but yeah you're right if he ends up thirty five ninety a and that would be bad and that would be five more home runs names. You have to give it to them now. Let's talk about the rest of this dysfunctional team could get worse. I mean just you know we don't even talk about cesspit as its fell down the stairs that was that was bad back anyway. We have a manager who's fighting where reporters with the clubhouse. I don't get any of the G._M.'s throwing chairs what's going on. I don't get any like then. There's reports that that brody getting is texting getting tax and Mike. I'm like what is going on in here and then the manager won't get thrown out of the game but yet he'll oh throwing stuff and Jason Vargas. They'll throw stuff in the club is Jason Burgers. I played with Jason. Actually Kaci artists the debut maybe in history for him to save dockyard. A reporter is unbelievable unbelievable so like I don't know what is really truly going on in that clubhouse. I really don't I don't know if this function is worse than what it was with when Matt Harvey was there yeah now it's true yeah. How is that possible? You're right <hes> they don't even know where to turn and add to it all this bobby Baena thing now the wilpon will claim this is a great deal this is they've saved so much money paying eight percent but just that we got our annual reminder last week or a couple of weeks ago that Bobby I'll be Baena is still on the payroll. I don't think it's a great deal because they're not factoring the factoring into the bad publicity surrounding this Baena contracts there's articles written every every year about it and I it becomes a punchline to the organization and the organizations the target I know what would you have signed the Baena deal if you could have I guess so. I don't know if you've seen bobby always eaten at all but <hes> yeah I don't know here's the thing like it's gotten to the point. Now I think the Wilpon to make money off the deal so in any you don't really realize that there's probably a hundred different deferred money contracts out there that people don't know about but the mets are the ones that always get made fun of because it's Bobby Layman and and then you go look and I even tweeted it out like happy by today's the day you realize that he's making five hundred thousand dollars more repeat Alonzo <hes> yeah and and like it's the laughing stock all the time and then July fourth hits and the ball team since the whole baseball field on fire so I mean it's just like it's one thing after one thing Tony Byrne took his shirt off at one time when I was there and tried to fight Aa team when you can keep going on all the stuff that had happened <hes> under the Medicare and that was under one minute. I was demand general manager so we'll find daily are Mnaya back that I mean like so like where do you WanNa go. Do you just WanNa be eighty one and eighty one every year because that's basically what you tell the mets fan every year besides when I was there and I'm sixty seven and south that fell because Oh six seven gave it a right and Jose Reyes were kids that were home grown and if known for their lap when the Marlins didn't get the stadium myself Delgado the marlins picked up all of our contracts they went out assigned one guy. They signed Carlos Beltran. If people remember Delgado turn down the mets to sign for the Marlins he didn't WanNA come to New York right so like when people always say oh they spent them at data spend the money on the six minutes. It just happened to fall right place. Wait look at our starting pitching staff. He trachsel John McCain over Peres till huge you want me to keep going in and spend any money. It just went on their lap that we had the best starting nine. Maybe hitting nine in the last okay years old compared to that lineup January I've ever that was fun except for how it all ended when Beltran just left the the bad on his shoulders and didn't swing Yeah No. You're right going into that that was that was a fun lineup in a fun team Adam before we get off the All star thing you played in four games by the fourth appearance such a grueling schedule you get a day off every two weeks by the fourth appearance where you're looking to skip the game. We like hell. Let me stay home and laying atop in watching watching on T._v.. Or was it just as much the real <hes> it's it's a throw the fourth one I got the start which is cool. I didn't start the first three and then when I was mad I got voted in and started and now it was fun. <hes> a lot of the older guys like <hes> in Bonn and those guys have been like twelve or thirteen day would leave the fifteen. That's why I always had an issue with like wow this deciding. <hes> home field advantage at one time and guys. We're leaving in the fifth inning. I'm like Hey <hes> I want very blonde Lonzo in the ninth inning man <hes> so yeah that used to bother me a tiny bit but I always you soak it in. You know what it ends up being a bonus you get a bonus every year. You'd get a bonus you went to the All Star game he pretty keeping because you did. Did you fly your whole family and friends to join. You just have a big party to be honest with. You know I was GonNa ask you about that. I think they get twenty. Five thousand the winning players get twenty five. Is that what it is and by the time you get hotel rooms for for all your friends family tickets everybody flying there. You'd end up breaking even by the time you gotta check but it was. Just you know the spend that time with your family I remember each one of the best thing I did. They had our cars in Detroit where we went down like <hes> and I got my family in the car. You like you're almost like the president and people were like wave at Ya and like stuff like that you can never you never forget you know right right right absolutely absolutely well yeah. Is there any like gambling experiences their new all star game. You could tell that would definitely wicked car toys that worked at Card Games right. You know so like either beret lot of guys like to play in between the sheets. Some people call that eight hundred juicy which get dangerous. Oh a lot of checks written. No one of my stories is oh. Four I went to four all star game and Clemens had called into the training room and he was getting ice anything. You're catching me. I'm like <hes>. I'm not the manager art. Howe is? I think our Jack mckeon was the manager at time and Jackie and I'm like Jackson Manager. He's like Piazza's not catching me. Now is the time thousand through the bad clements and clemens was with the Astros the no four and I had said I go roger. You know like this is my second sort came. I was real new. I mean I was a rookie. No one I'm like I can't I think Paulie route you gotta go up to them and tell them you know and then and so what McCain brought clements in second and so I didn't catch a Mike ended up catching them and like Wayne About having a beer your afterward climate and he laughed and I'm like yeah I want you to catch me and I thought Nelson greatest yeah he goes. I you know and I was with the dodgers at the time and then boom how `bout two weeks later mckean added me onto onto that <unk> fourteen two weeks later. He traded for me so that was a pretty cool whirlwind but I'll never forget that conversation climates like wow wow that's I mean that's assuming a lot I mean he's saying the starting catcher because there's not a million of them in this all star game probably goals like four innings right. I I'm not keeping trying to have two or threes so like you can't cool Mike out after the first second the night off to catch like five or six and you don't WanNA position player cash in case if they get hurt yeah. We'll risk yet so I could hitch no green. You're going to pick early moments in mets fan history when he threw that bat and Piazza didn't react but I've had a Piazza's account of it and it's it's an interesting <hes>. It's an interesting story. This ball's juiced not use doesn't matter care not been juiced trying to say this for a while. You know oh boy man Freddie <hes>. <hes> rob men Freddie you WanNa <hes> include the eye on the end of his name <hes> even admits it to but does it start him but Berlin right you know be on brawling and he causes on collusion. Everybody can have fifteen months. I've been saying this forever like like at Shea Stadium. When I played at Shea Stadium and I play I never played? I've played a game. You played it. All teach I mean Detroit Carlos Delgado Miguel Cabrera <hes> Baby Sean Sean Green Yeah Beltran that was it. Maybe David Maybe David Wright. He had that much. Those were the type of Guy Jim thome coming decade. Go out to get better at Shea Stadium. No I'm seeing Kiki here says I'm seeing everybody hitting the ball out to everywhere like in so now that he admitted Manfred but says the core kimmy a bro. I mean if you wanted more runs. You got more on what you wanted. You wanted to read a baseball and all you guys wanted was to slow down the game. Well you added more run. You added replay. You've Lincoln the game Mike so it makes and also you did you made the game would not things you can't take out the second basement. So what can you do now. You could play a guy like Mike Moussaka second because I can stand right in front of second base and not be worried about gets taken out. The defensive second. Baseman has been taken out of the game defensive shortstop has been taken out of the game left handed hitters not as important because of the shift. There's not a whole anymore so Takim is completely turned into earl weaver waiting around for the three run homer. That's it so and they're going to shatter records fired up and ask you to stand for years yeah. No it's true it's true now. The Fox crew I talked to a few of the guys when they came back from London and that I mean if there's an example of the balls I mean I heard like Tanakh in Portola still scratching scratching their heads the balls that they were handed throw on that <hes> that London series when there was a hundred and fifty runs scored in two games but yeah it makes sense sure you WanNa go overseas you wanNA show them high scoring game. Look N._F._l.. Can't do it. They're going to send them. Blake bortles every year you can only do so much to a score for a game but <hes> baseball yeah you can manipulate that over on their easily easily with those overseas games right here one percent I would. I've through an Omen Derby. Balls are completely wound I I when I threw homerun derby an oath six I could I was throwing off <hes> like I would say like Turf Matt. I was bouncing the ball back up to me a baseball racket ball. I was bouncing off that thing and it was bouncing right back up to my chest so scolding ball like you like the old stickball spalding sequels they've wound so tight. They've made the ball and it made the ball. It's it's unbelievable I took B._p.. It's city field like three weeks. Oh ago and I was like I'm forty. Seven now I go to the gym five days a week but it's like I was hitting with some of these bats I was going. It took me like five or six twenty seven years. I'm like these balls are joke. I hit a couple balls thousand eight. Throw on like this joke and Mike I shouldn't be able to go out of the ballpark. This easy picked up a bat in so long but it's just it's simple. You just need to touch it now. Yeah that's something all right so that would all this in mind the baseball tightly wound. We saw good ninety game so far from all these teams now when you came on the podcast I think it was in April. I Sa- Gimme a team. I'M GONNA put one hundred dollars on them and it was <hes> who'd you all the rays <music> at twenty to one to win the world series. They're doing well. They're right in there. They're not the powerhouse Yankees but they're hanging in the east. You know what their odds are right now to win. The World Series Twenty to one twenty eight to one so okay so we kind of lost out a little already but maybe not that bad they can make some noise right fifty two and thirty nine now. The problem with the rays are whatever comes to the deadline like. Are they ever GONNA add anything for everybody else. Does you know yanking any. I still think the race can be dangerous because their pitching staff and I love what Kevin Kevin Cash does do <hes> I love love with Rocco Ball. Deli is done with Minnesota <hes> base during the dots well. You know what I like about Rocco to he's on my email list <hes> for horse racing picks so I know that Iraq Alexa Gamble and so Rocco's not afraid to put the at the end of his name no exactly so. I like guys like that guys that like the roll the dice a little bit because you need this game is turned into a puppet type game where they played the percentages. I guys that just you know with their gut feeling you know and I think Minnesota's got a big shot campus. I it's GonNa be tough sledding for Tampa. I mean in the best team in the A._l.. You you can you can keep on going in pain. It's the but the best whoa most well run when they're healthy. Spooky Astros debate not just one. I loved the Astros four to one odds to win. The world series getting all their big horses back haven't been healthy the all three of those guys all season yeah and I think they like the like seventy percent of Windsor Sixty five percent of the Windsor against teams that are five hundred or above in the first ninety game so that's that's that's. That's a good sign that let's let's talk though I'm GonNa give you. Let's Talk N._l.. M._V._p.. BELLENGER MINUS ONE FIFTY Yelich plus one forty. It seems to be a two-horse race there. Who Do you like out of those well only only radio? It's just because of that division mean the reds are four and a half games out there in the last hour so he's GonNa have to play throughout the year. Now I know bellinger <hes> is having a monster year in a lot of people are like well. He collapsed a little bit in the second half flasher. I don't think that will all happened as I think you'll slow down a tiny bit. I'm this four daughters but fourteen games off. He you know like Roberts might sit him a couple of games. Give them a lot of rest year against them. Let eat like some tough left. He's maybe late in a year when you're GONNA get more bats and put up some more numbers because walk you can just be playing more games that are going to be more important and and then central is just going to be a bog you know I still I stuck with my pick was the cardinals gonNA stick with the cardinals and they're forty four and forty four and there are two games out. I mean that's going to be very interesting. What happens in the central again so I think Yelich is a good play plus money just because he's going to have passed down down down the stretch? You know we're bellinger the idea for sure took as a long shot aeronautic. I know you got the cores bias and everything but he's now fifty to one. I saw him nine two weeks ago. He can maybe put a number of what about our boy Alonzo twenty two one. What would what would his numbers up to look like to steal the hardware? I don't know good question you know <hes> he adding average up yeah and it has you know he was about to fifty six for awhile elicit up to seventy in. He's commander getting better at bat in that second time around the here's the deal you always give it a rookie. Is he going to slow down <hes>. I don't know kids like strong naturally strong and like I said I I love it. Shortens wink saying he goes on to the second half and it's twenty online and any gets up to ninety. That's a monster year twenty months and he gets over eight years ago and forty five and one twenty yeah I mean you had the New York media behind everything that that'd be a nice push but our team will have sixty five wins as the only problem on all right. Let's go N._l.. Cy Young here sure Zor minus two hundred. He's the favourite everbod young Jin Ryu dodgers plus one ten always a good outing and then you've got guys in the Middle Like S._T._O.. bueller Frankie Sorocca the rookie. Who Do you like Kenny you might be a good long shot because he gets better whereas the season gets longer <hes> and because he throws it high fastball explosive he started off slow <hes> I probably really is I think that they'll they might in the second half slow his innings down a little bit and he might be a five six inning guy but like again is sure more lock yourself own worry and the nationals starting to make that push that we thought they would be like maybe okay? Let's roll on a near season engine ending injury inspire someone as much as shares a breaks his own nose bunting foul ball and untouchables. I know it's crazy insight. I think it's almost like taking the pressure off themselves broken nose. I don't even know but yeah he's been unhittable Stan he he gets stronger as the season gets longer so like I mean minus two hundred really not too late. You'd WANNA maybe not a bad play because the baby braves or still now you look at you SIROCCO. Is he going to take a step back like are some of the braves guy's GonNa take a step back in the second. The younger kids where the experienced guys like Sherzer are going to keep moving forward so I hate to tell anybody to try to take a long shocker Sherzer at the one by tailgate way you know yeah well you could do you both nothing wrong with Walker Beaulieu Abbey interesting fuel-rod ABC's brew and Kershaw just on that staff but God those arms. It's ridiculous ridiculous. There's a nice prop out there. What are you start chemo? I don't I don't know I don't know where it's at dodger. Stadium didn't give it to them right. That's my thing is review and Walker Bueller or are they passed it it it Clayton Kershaw the third starter the playoffs now like I I was like I think that's GonNa be Roberts dilemma or that might be the undoing of the daughter. It's Kershaw third best pitcher. Now you know what a terrible problem right that that he's GonNa get close out the first series. I like this one. This prop jumped out at me and I'll let you go over or under two and a half teams to win one hundred or more games the over minus one thirty four now right now Yankees these twins astros and the dodgers were just talking about are on pace to eclipse one hundred Daego over or under here you have to figure the twins will drop off yeah so he got figuring the dodgers started should get on Congress. That's probably pretty good yeah one two and a half Yankee kids yeah last year there were three and they were all in the American league. Dano wasn't really close to have the red sox in the red sox. I say over over 'cause I'd say the Astros get healthy. They've only played ninety games and see the Yankees have only played eighty game where the dodgers have played ninety games for the Yankees. GotTa make up for game. I say I I say yes. I say I say over. I failed. I mean look at too. I think there are three hundred game winner there yeah all right. You know what I'm betting that we have money on the race. I'M GONNA put a little on on your behalf on the over under game not great odds minus one thirty four. Oh we're in this together. You WanNa plug. Anything got big things big summer plans. I'm here at Saratoga. <hes> <hes> check us out on Fox sports to Fox Saturday at the race Fox at the races <hes> and yeah. I'm going to be giving you some horse picks. I'm GonNa get you on the horse thoroughbred horse racing train though that's good. I need another vice enough no but honestly this is the time where people freak out because there's nothing the bed dead and gone thank God we had women soccer and some free agency in the N._B._A.. But now now it's baseball and horses I went to the gym this morning. Bill parcells Jim Kaat. Were there working out like to be honest. I it's actually a big deal out here. A lot of guys come out. <hes> look to own horses <hes> so it's GonNa be a lot of fun. Come stay high. If you're out here all right that's Great Paula Duca. He does it all Fox sports to <unk> action network. Thanks for coming on Paul appreciate all right. That'll do it for another episode of against all odds with cousin Sal. Hey grab a ticket to sports Khan and come say hi this Saturday. I'll be at fair park in Dallas email us at cousin sal against all odds a g mail dot com with your degenerate Gambler Hall of Fame Entry Watch Jimmy Kimmel live love and thirty five tonight in every weeknight on A._B._C.. 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Feeling Blue

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Feeling Blue

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Tuesday July sixteenth two thousand nineteen. I'm buster only a producer back in bristles Troy Farkas and troy a Haya doing today because I know you actually went to a baseball game and stayed more than three innings last night. Are You doing okay it twenty three years old. We're able to handle that foster. I went to a Hartford Yard. Goats game last night stayed for the entire game. Go Scott the win and I I feel great this morning. Maybe I don't need to sleep. As much as I thought yet now you normally is we've talked about you normally set yourself up to sleep twelve or fourteen hours a day. How many hours did you sleep last night before doing the podcast running on <hes> between five and a half and in six so we sleep? I know that's your average night though average I can't remember last time I slept seven hours. There's no sleep with seven I can't I can't even imagine waking up after two well fries that I was able to do it and you know. Maybe I'll have to stay up later more way to go. I can't even imagine how much you're gonNA sleep. When you're like my age eighteen eighteen hours a day last night angels and Astros Might Trout was not the lineup and they talked about trout's health on the angels broadcast? I trout of course coming out of the game. Yesterday was tightness in his calf. He said after the game that he felt fine fine but more of a precautionary issue as far as the ages consider the last thing you want to set the do can linger into August and into September. That's sometimes those little injuries like dad where you feel a little tightness on force. If you try to play through it can can actually linger from Longtime Michael C._O.. Called up today's as Suarez shipped out get started centerfield center field. You're always on the move both to the gaps in baseball back of the baseball. We know how often by trout is on BASS. Choose a lot of chances chances were by charging us it. Maybe screamed at Catholic but more so good idea to stick that day off today Victor Rojo's Mark Guebuza on the angels television network Sikorsky Big Game for the angels because they're barely hanging in any conversation with in the American League West and Albert pools a big hit forum last night. Here's the pitch the one in right field drive in for more one-run score a sickness coming home throwing late Albert has soubra evening great at that right here by Albert a basketball on that out or happen again Albert Goddess Double His last at that on a fastball outside of the plate that from the Angels Radio Network Network the giants in the rockies played a double header on Monday and it got so bad in the first game with the giants blowing up the rockies that at one point the rockies announcer scrawled at the score panel because it was so ugly brand Crawford had a hand in that Brandon scored to run in this game now he belts one high indeed right center field how'd Y'all Pearl out into the second deck what I shot by Crawford a ninety two mile an hour a high fastball and he clubbed in the second home run of the game for Brandon Crawford John Miller and can be are the giants and win the second game of the double header as well to one getting all their offense in one burst partly from brand Crawford his two obote swings and crushes detour right field that one heading way back it's gone stephen vote gets the giants on the board here. In the fourth a leadoff home run to write or vote his third home run of the season is in Bradford swings and he Dr One d two right field black men back at is gone ended proper does it again and the giants have gone back to back here in the four the third homerun of the day for Crawford in it they conclusion that second game of the double head of the giants and mood within three games of the second wildcard in the National League. That's unexpected. Maybe for the Front Office not necessarily the best of news because because they're out there marketing players on that pitching staff right now the braves are absolute role. They play the brewers on Monday night and Freddy Freeman who had a home run on Sunday went deep again on Monday fly ball deep Centerfield cain going back looking up and watches it go above the batter's eye for Freddy Freeman another three run monster home run and the braves jump in front of the fourth inning on another moonshot from Freeman. Jim Pal six eighty eighty the fan cardinals shut out the pirate seven and nothing miles Michael throwing a complete game in Tyler O'Neill had himself a day swinging along hi fly ball Shenefield. This got a chance get up. Maybe get our plane times beginning to pay off for him. Isn't it last night over again tonight. The third pitcher the night for the broncos deals battles and there's a high fly ball deed center field to the track. The Wall got her another to run home for Tyler on meal. I smelled a coffee brewing. It might Shannon John Rooney on the cardinals radio network the reds beat the cubs six to three Lewis Castio was outstanding could be the biggest pitch of the game steel plate struck him out and the cubs leave him loaded in the six back to the changeup and a big fist-bump for custodio is he leaves the mound with the red still down one from seven hundred wwl W after this game cubs trade and Mike Montgomery to the royals for catcher Martine Maldonado because Wilson contraire is dealing with a foot injury the Indians beat the tiger six to five a rookie out of hand in that the one swinging a high fly all all left field way back in left and Gone Oscar Kado with his second home run in as many advances second of the game. We say you're gonNA throw a singer. You gotTA keep it down. That cigarette was not down. Yeah you could hear the voices on the Tigers radio network. They weren't thrilled about that situation. That would be the game deciding home run. The dodgers beat the phillies sixteen to two cody bellinger. What a night again Bella your hammers want data turnpike failed back to the wall hyper? He looks up it is gone homerun cody bellinger his flirting second of a season as bellinger as back in a major league lead tied with Christian Yelich coach with thirty two bombs pitched bellinger swings and he hits a high fly ball right-center ted this ballenger with a second belly bomb of the night this one hit into the Philadelphia bullpen a no doubt or off the back up cody bellinger the dodgers run differential plus. One fifty was tim never A._M.. Five Seventy L. A. Sports that not all the news for the dodgers on in his day though was good they found the Chris. Taylor has a broken forearm after he was hit by a pitch on Sunday night the game of the day giddy Yankee stadium the raise the Yankees are trying to hang in the American League east race and Travis d'arno got them started well on top of the first. Here's a three to Dr no lifted in the air towards right field pushing judge back to the track to the wall leadoff homer for for Travis Star no Grande lead just as early as they could pretty good way to start the game d'arno walked off on the Yankees last weekend to Tropicana field and he begins the game here with a homer to the opposite field over that auxiliary scoreboard F from six twenty W._d.. So that was his first plate appearances second plate appearance was in the top of the third now the one who pitch here's a swinging a fly ball the right again back at it is judge to the warning track to the wall to the same spot homerun famous star Arnaud with a second homer so far today is to advance his eighth of the season. I knew a lot of France when he was here. In New York playing on the other side of the city might be making some more enemies though in the Bronx the Yankees will come back and tie this game to all in the eighth inning. Edwin encarnacion came to the plate with a runner on base the pitch hit high it could ask you walk that parents David Cone Ken Singleton on the Yes network and you figure the Yankees with their bullpen rollers Chapman pitching the ninth inning that they would be in good shape at this point in the rays were down to their your last strike travis door no at the plate again here Meyer hereto ready run and the three to pitch fly ball towards right-field going back as judge to the warning trek at the wall. It's gone a three-run homer Travis Avatar. No this third of the night goodness. Maybe that's the Dan Johnson moment of two thousand nineteen. Yeah was a big moment. The raise win the game five four Travis d'arno talked about his day afterward sue big big win huge win not miss the bus up one zero in this series and went three in a row against the the great team in the Yankees for us now what a day for the mets not only to Travis d'arno who they dumped in spring training a huge day back in New York for the raise those three home runs but they also found out that Zach Wheeler has a fatigued shoulder and he was placed on the injured list this will absolutely effect is trade value. We'll be talking about that coming up with boobs shabby. We'll be back in a moment with Buksh Ambi- but I are you standing your deck this summer again well this time. Maybe you should try something that stain changing introducing vows bar solid color stain. It's easy a to apply all weather protection that brings so much coloring coverage to the party you can bring out the color of the shudders or the planners or even your eyes. You'll love it guaranteed for ten years. Val Spar Exterior stain only lows yeah yeah that state changing the man's Voice Wellstone legit Shembe on baseball tonight the legend Boop Shabby boudoir today. I am in the big city. I'm getting ready to do Yankees and raise Wednesday night on television division with Mike Petrello and nice well so you'll be talking. I'm sure on Wednesday during the broadcast about Travis Star no at three home runs at Yankee Stadium and it really important win for the race but I just burst out laughing because he was just yet another example in two thousand nineteen of such a medcine thing right the mets have had a lot of these days when you're like wow whether it's when they're class-a affiliate set off fireworks in the whole fire erupted or that day when Brody van Wagon and held the press conference to basically tell everybody that Mickey callaway wasn't going to be fired but it opened with Oh yeah you win assess got hurt on his ranch and we don't know when he's GonNa come back yesterday earlier today they find out that Zach Wheeler has shoulder fatigues wheeler who is going to be their big trade piece that's completely undercut and then later in the day Travis d'arno who they released strangely the circumstances the timing timing and all that really raise the eyebrows with people to other teams he goes on and hits three home runs against the Yankees of course in New York because that's how it works out for the mets the two thousand nineteen yeah. I mean look the met situation. The situation has been <hes> pretty ugly and I am you know in today's game we talked so much about the good teams have more synergy between the general manager in the manager but it's still needs to be pointed out that if you have an owner who wants to be involved there needs to be synergy from ownership to G._M.. And you know I think that that's been for all that anybody wants to point the finger at Thirty Bandwagon and I think that you know it's still starts a step above and it's been that way for a while so I don't know <hes> when that's GonNa Change if that's GonNa Change but you know they gotta get a guy who they let do the job and someone that definitively has a good process. I don't know if that's necessarily Brady Bandwagon. I don't know that not but you know when you look at these teams that are good <hes> they have good process they just do you talk to these guys enough when you when you look at the organizations that are that are well run. The process is good news came out yesterday that Zach Wheeler got hurt the process for a lot of teams now basically it it will lead to them looking at Zach Wheeler with a lot of suspicion because I and I saw tweets from sources within the mets organization say that there's plenty of time for him to reestablish value. No there isn't like the clock is run out because he's on the ten day now. He's going to make one or possibly to starts but I just knowing how front offices work nowadays. If you're going to trade for starting pitcher they're gonNa want certainty about whether or not that guy is going to be able to pitch in August and September and no matter what anybody's. He's leaking or what everybody's tweeting to me. This absolutely torpedoes what they might get in return in fact. I suspect that you know the mets will still trade Zach Wheeler but it'll be conditional thing where you'll be for your player to being named and it'll be according to how many starts artsy makes does that make sense and absolutely make sense and don't meadow poop on the player to be named in two thousand eight Milwaukee brewers traded C._C.. Or the Cleveland Indians Traded D._C.. Tabatha to Milwaukee brewers this and the Indians got back a bunch of guys faucet player to be named later the player to be named later was named in October player ended up being Michael Brantley so there's always a chance that you could end up for the old the good old old player to be named later could be up being good. Now I am fascinated we get close to the deadline by the starting pitching market and it was interesting just being around the red sox over the weekend after they trade for Andrew cast news clear they they like a lot of teams are hearing the asking prices on some of the premium guys Trevor Bauer and I'm not saying that the red sox and they need talk but generally speaking you know Trevor Bauer Marcus Stroman Robbie Ray Madison Bumgarner Zach Wheeler that the red sox basically like you know what we're we're not going to spend a lot on this spot. We're going to get Andrew cash new. WHO's fine and I've I've heard a lot of compliments <hes> from other teams about Dave Dombrowski steel here? They thought he was a perfect fit for the red sox. He wasn't that expensive expensive on Sunday Oakland goes out and they probably looking at the market and hearing the same prices and they're saying no. We're not GONNA do that. We're going to trade for Homer Bailey. WHO's much more cost-efficient in an interesting thing happening here because when you look at the market there aren't a lot of contenders who were out there absolutely hyper aggressively looking for starting pitching the Astros yes the Yankees? Yes I think the brewers but then there are a lot of other teams that maybe have conditional interests and on the other hand and there are a lot of starting pitchers available and so if you're sitting in Houston shoes today if you're sitting in the Yankee shoes you probably think in at some point you're probably GonNa have somebody good drop into your lap and it reminds me of two thousand seventeen when the Rangers at the beginning of the that summer they were looking for really big pieces for Yu Darvish and thinking they're gonna get a great return and they waited and they waited and they waited and finally in the last hour before the deadline line. They got about fifty or sixty cents dollar and it feels like that that's going to be a similar situation because this looks like a buyer's market. What do you think well? I'm interested to see what you know what ends up happening in terms of who who actually moves. I also think you know regard regardless of who moves that I it I mean it's one of the things that's fun. You know you and I get talk so much and we all like different things things so like I know that the market something that interests you. It doesn't interest me as much. They'll say no it doesn't I. I mean that's fine. I I'm just saying but then the impact that especially in today's game man unless you're getting getting somewhere you know we've touched on Bauer. Maybe mad bomb you know when push comes to shove. It's you know sure as your burland or and coal or the outliers but like once we get into the playoffs <hes> the good teams are going to be sending out the good relievers in the high leverage spot so I guess going full circle we can sit here and talk about trade market all we want ought and but if you're a fast forward to WHO's GonNa move teams the amount of guys that you will see pitching in the playoffs in the starters market who are going to be participating in high leverage spots you could count on one hand and maybe two or three fingers you understand my point. I had someone on the land. I had a hitter told me this weekend. I was like permits you I. I asked him do still watch a lot of video and the hitter said yes and I said well. Do you watch the starter a lot. He's like not really he said because with the exception of the big boy starters in high leverage spot I'm GonNa face reliever and that doesn't change and so most of these guys you know the Scherzer's inver landers and and guys like that. Are you know maybe even Walker Bueller but like there's fine large. It's GonNa be a reliever that is going to be affecting the game in the high leverage fives yeah which is why they're not a lot of teams willing to pay for starting pitching. I think you're points well taken and if if you're the astros and you yeah you need starting pitching for the back India rotation but guess what you do have Justin Berliner you do have Garrett Cole how much you're GonNa pay for the guy who might make what four starts in the postseason three starts in the postseason the back end of your rotation. I think it's part of the reason why the Yankees at least they're. They're internally talking about the possibility that well if we don't get starting pitching itching we pitcher we like it the price we got Luis Severino coming back. Maybe he'll feel some role and Davey crews top prospect will feel some role. Maybe we added reliever so they're okay with it and it's why and he actually lead perfectly my next question in about the relief market because I think there too there's one team that you just got to see over the weekend that absolutely faces this question. Do you pay the price for a high end reliever because as you say they have a big impact in the postseason and then there's a potential seller of a high end reliever that I think should examine exactly what you were talking about. I we'll start with the dodgers if you're an ended Friedman shoes and you're looking at that bullpen along with the other parts that team and there's no doubt today the dodgers the best team in baseball. They have a tremendous rotation. They have an unbelievable offense as of today their offense is second the National League and home runs and they have the second few strikeouts that combination you don't see very often. They have a terrific defense. They have so much depth than among their position players they match up really well but they do potentially have some questions in the seventh and eighth inning so if you're Andrew Freeman book <hes> would you do the same thing that <hes> Theo Epstein did in two thousand sixteen give up behind prospect to get a finishing piece like in aroldis Chapman in two thousand sixteen or Chrysanthemum Eddie Dead and getting Andrew Miller and in the case of Andrew Freeman. I think that probably would be giving up hi in prospect to get a brad hand of the Indians or fully Vasquez of the pirates. Would you do that. <hes> I would give yes I would I just I'm not sure I'm not sure if I were doing those two guys and that's sure but in terms of I'm just answering the theoretical like in the theoretical yeah I I think that you you gotta do that like Yes. I do think I respect the the guys Williams teams are so smart mark but in these spots like you have to be willing to lose the truth you know what I mean like Theo X._t.. And WANNA world series to lose the trade traded Gleyber Torres again oh three Marlins <hes> I was a broadcaster they need help in the bullpen because raising luper. We're struggling a little bit so they trade who get her being traded. Adrian Zeile Major Gonzales turned into a monster and they they acquired or get are being a and they ended up winning the world series so at work so oh I do think you gotta you gotTa do it. <hes> you know I it's I. I'm not sure whether they will not sure whether they will know especially because there are a lot of other options out there you could trade for Wilson of the giants search or some of the guys are going to become available in the next two weeks but boy a left-hander who could potentially step in and be a safety net behind Kenley Jansen in terms of finishing games. I think those would be ideal for them. And along the same lines I mentioned mentioned I about Felipe Vasquez. I feel like where the pirates are right now. They need to seriously consider the great return. They presumably could get for fully Vasquez because not only is he a terrific pitcher. One of the best closers features in baseball one of the best relievers he's left handed <hes> he's got a high strikeout rate but he has an incredible team friendly contract that actually run through two thousand twenty three so some team not only be paying for excellent reliever but they'd be paying for a guy who has to club options in two thousand twenty two and two thousand twenty three and that has a lot of value and you know how volatile relievers are this is like a hot stock. That's at its absolute apex and we you and I've talked about how relievers they have short lifespans at the top of their game and it doesn't look like it's going to happen for the pirates this year and a couple of years ago. They traded Mark milan-san. They got a lot of criticism in their market for doing that when they were like six games out of first place but you got in return Fleet Bay Rivero who's now of course Philippa Vasquez that was an unbelievably great trade for the pirates. I think they can make another great trade right now and they should explore it and not worry about the fan backlash backlash. What do you think I agree? I mean I think you gotta again like I understand the idea you know all these guys come from the place of you know that famous moneyball line my bleep of worked in the playoffs but ultimately you you've gotta push towards giving yourself a better chance so I I would do it. I mean because here's the other part the goals to win the world series man. It's not as as unbelievable as the braves run was was and I think that there was a lot of bad luck involved there etc but the goals to win the world series. It's not just to compete and then roll it out there and you know have the chips fall where they may. It's trying the world series so <hes> I think I think it's it's risk like this would be to do this would be high risk. I'll tell you the other thing buster <hes> look at so rare in this sport uh-huh to say this and I guess as we both get older. We probably don't remember it as well but man. I can't remember the last time that a team in a league that I looked at them. The way I look the dodgers I would be stunned if they weren't in the world series. I mean if somebody other than the dodgers came out of the National League it would lower me and that this probably stupid the site because of just the nature of the sport art and everything we've seen over the years but I still right as we sit here right now. I would be stunned in any team. The badgers came out of the National League. I mean just four. I one hundred percent agree with you on that. They are just crushing other teams. I mentioned that number the run differentials what almost like eighty nine ninety runs better than the second place team the braves but along the lines with Vasquez <hes> you know he would be terrific fit with any team but in terms of matching of which team has the assets to trade for a Vasquez in which team has the need besides the dodgers you know who else would fit perfectly with the pirates for Dale the braves because they really use them at the back end they have this huge huge wealth of young starting pitching which I'm sure the pirates would love to tap into and you talk about closing the gap to some degree and I agree with you. No matter what happens at the trade deadline the dodgers are the best team but the braves have a terrific lineup that just seems to getting better and better and if they got a shutdown closer at the back end that would close the gap between these teams and I do wonder if the pirates seriously listen on Vasquez if in fact the braves would be the team to land him. What do you think about that yeah? I think it would help. I don't I don't right. I mean short series. It would help. I don't know that I that I think it would it would move in the you know quite that much but I it it would help I don't I don't know what the what the braves wave could do where I would really think the dodgers would be vulnerable but I don't think fast is okay you and I suck before we got started about the whole conversation around home runs and you said something which I completely agree with about the whole the misperception that baseball has an offensive explosion problem. That has a home run problem. That isn't necessarily the case no it so uh-huh people getting writing baseball's a home run problem that is patently false. Go to a ballpark and ask someone or just stand around and see if you hear people say are really drew the game tonight but you know what the problem was too. Many home runs. That's never said baseball will never never have a home run problem if it hasn't even changed scorn. If there's a ways that score there would be most entertaining defense. It is home rose period is now. It's nuance look goes with that. Approach means the ball is in play less US walks more strikeouts. Okay so if that's what you mean by but like baseball does not have intrinsic consumption baseball does that has never will never had a home run problem. There's never going to be upset when the ball goes over the fence. It has an INFLA- problem it. Has You know touched on this tweeted it. We talked about it. We did the game the other night the game when twelve innings it took five hours and four minutes. I did a game in two thousand three that went twenty innings and went six seven. He's talking about eight innings of difference because both of them were full. It was not wasn't twelve and a half or eleven and a half and and <hes> nineteen and a half. Who Was Twenty and twelve and the difference between the time of Games was twenty seven minutes? That's absurd. I mean think about that like eight innings. Twenty seven minutes is the different. It's just it's it's it's pace with fall in play. <hes> an if it's going to be a problem. It's not a home run problem though I believe that strongly it's interesting that you've phrase it that way because when I walked out of the Ballpark I was take my way back in the hotel and I bumped into somebody who's in baseball. I'm not going to be more specific than that who looked at me and didn't say anything other than buster. What's what are we going to do like this is a real problem right and he was talking about the the nature of play play in that game? You know you have these two elite teams. It's a world series rematch and yet there were times and they're doing Sunday night baseball. You were there during the game on radio. <hes> it was a slog. It really was boring in big stretch. Totally yes got what are you. What are we going to do? It's there's no look. There's trains common yeah what you're not. You know it's common so you'd better figure it out <hes> <hes> there's and I hope that they realized that they they need to figure out now because <hes> yeah there's an issue. There's no dad yeah I hope both sides realize it because they should be in a room today. They should be room the smoothing having this conversation yeah. It's a really good. That's a good point. You hold both sides realize it. I'd also say this. It's where you know. I know it's not ag. No it's math their department but like if you really WanNa be inspired you know you've seen this has been said before you know look on the on the players around the the owner side. I think that if if if the players wanted to get themselves to a better position you might WanNa think about hiring someone to work on your side. That's like one of the Good G._M.. Cabinets so like I mean whoever you wanted but if you you know those guys are Super Smart and whether you're talking about the U._S.. Andrew Friedman Pan Bloom whatever I like the players side should be looking at possibly I mean it's out of box for sure and Mrs something that you talked about and the other point that I would make is if you wanna fix this stuff. I think you gotta get at those minds as well like I know that for Andrew Free He's GonNa World Series <hes> <hes> and that's where his attention goes but this you know if he's interested in in continuing to do this job <hes> for fifteen years and I remember whether he is <hes> fifteen years from that sports gonNA have a problem and and so I would say these guys even really think out of the box and and solicit help from some of these great minds that are out there about figuring out how to change some of the second one hundred percent and think about the money that <hes> the financial landscape that the the union is lost in recent years. Let's say just for example you wanted to hire one of the best general managers the best the head of baseball ops in Baseball Theo Epstein and your Friedman broadcast. We know the rate you know the page ranges something in five to ten million dollar annual if you pay them twenty million dollars annually. How much would that be worth it? Are you kidding. It would absolutely be worth at investments so we'll see what ends up happening but you know they're they're. They're gonNA need right boop. Thanks for doing this. You got to foster brother. We'll be back in a moment with Sarah Lang's but I I wanNa tell you about four hymns dot com a one stop shop for hair loss skin care and other wellness supplements for men. Thanks to science baldness can be optional. Hymns is helping guys be the best version of themselves with license physicians and F._D._A.. Approved products to help treat hair loss no snake oil pills or gas station counter supplements necessary because these are prescription solutions backed by science no more awkward in person doctor visits or Long Pharmacy Lines for hymns connects you to real doctors online which could save you hours and it's completely confidential indiscreet answer. 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I put that one number two behind the U._S._S. but this day with the press conference in the announcement that he'd got hurt on his ranch. What about you or would you rank this one? Yeah I mean I think for this season. I think we go further than in this season. We have to rewrite everything but you know I'm so happy for Dr. No I mean it was great to see and he's honestly been playing pretty well for the raise. I talked to our reporter who covers the race for M._l._B.. Dot Com I want to Rubio and unlike I went through our slot conversation actually said the Travis d'arno game to him three times already because he had a multi home run game he had some other things and I was laughing last night of like what was I even talking about this. Is that game so you know it's certainly something and we know how twitter can be and certainly the sentiment that you just pointed out was quite prevalent and that's just what twitter is right exactly all right. Let's play the numbers game number three number. Three's three so speaking of Travis d'arno. Obviously we just disgusted that so many home runs he hit Monday night against the Yankees at Yankee. Stadium was the first three homer game of his career and he did it while catching and hitting leadoff. He's the first I player in M._l._B.. History with a three home run game wall catching and hitting lead off the only other leadoff hitter with a three homer game against the Yankees was Chris Hazy on the reds and twenty eleven and you know just kind of to the point of who who what we were discussing so in Twenty Sixteen Travis Star no played in seventy five games for the mets and hit for home runs for the year that was pretty much the closest comparison I could find for then he hit three home runs in one game in another uniform number. A two number two is thirty three so after heading to home runs and Philadelphia Monday night cody bellinger now is thirty three home runs on the year one more than Christian Yelich. That's thirty three homers in ninety two games. His career-best is thirty nine homers in one hundred thirty two games in his rookie year and twenty seventeen so he's obviously very very close to that his first home run last night had forty one degree launch angle his highest on any homerun in his career. It was his fourth multi homer game this Sierra and second in July other than that he had one in March and one in June and he's at ninety seven career home runs and he's already the only dodgers player with twenty five or more home runs in each of his first three seasons and if you reach US thirty five which it's sure sure seems like he's going to he'd be only dodgers player with with multiple thirty five homer seasons within his first three seasons of his career number. One number one is nineteen. The giant scored nineteen runs in the first game some of their doubleheader against the rockies. Yesterday was the most runs they've scored in any game since September fourteenth twenty thirteen Brandon Crawford had eight R._B._I.. Becoming the first giants player with eight or more R._B._I.. Into game since since Orlando Cepeda in nineteen sixty one think about how long ago that was Crawford ended up with three homers total on the day to in the first game and then one in the second game of the double header he hits three homers and his previous thirty seven games combined combined entering the day and just six total on the year it was just you know one of those games or the giants are kind of. I think there are three games out of a playoff spot. They're making this like mini Ron. I don't think anyone thinks they're gonNA make the playoffs but it puts all of the trade discussion in kind of a different light and yesterday was front and center and that was what I was GonNa follow up with you if you're in the front office. I'm sure you're Kinda. Grinding your teeth a little bit because you've got Madison Bumgarner and you got Tony Watson and you got will Smith and you got sand dyson. You'd certainly pieces you can talk about trading and yet they've been making this little late. Run here and I've seen folks on twitter say Bruce Bocce last year's manager you give your best shot according to fan graphs as of this morning that chances this is for winning their division because they're seventeen games behind the dodgers zero point zero their chances of winning the wildcard or two point three percents like to it feels like it's a lot of Mirage and if I'm the in the Giants Front Office I'm Dan the torpedoes full steam ahead of talking trades. I'm not trying to prop this. Team is the second wildcard. What do you think yeah I mean unfortunately right? That's that's obviously the logical thing you put the numbers is out there and we've seen and we know how good the dodgers are and how good or how bunched up the National League is and how difficult it would be to get one of those wildcards spots but the sentimentalist in me which wins out a lot of times still spruce boches final year so you know it's his guys I mean buster. Posey's your mom's team. Let's go to the Chase Sarah. It's your mom's team it is it is and she's been excited to see them. She texted me the other day that she didn't recognize them. When they scored? I had a game where they scored like they scored five runs in the first yesterday they another game where they scored six runs in innings. She's like I don't know who the WHO these guys are yeah. Well don't let her listen to this podcast and make sure you don't you don't let her talk to four four hundred eighty estimate the decision at the top of the giants baseball ops about whether or not the trait all right thank you thanks for having me I buster only here and my friends at marathon are really helping you save because right. Now you can get five cents off every gallon every day with meg account rewards from Baratheon plus you can earn points for additional savings on fuel airfare hotels in more. It's quick and easy to join just visit make count dot com slash radio or download the free APP so start saving today with make it count from marathon offer valid only at participating marathon locations marathon fueling the American spirit. Holly Eric Covers Baseball for E._S._P._N.. And morally it's the first time I've had joined the podcast since the homerun Derby last week. You had a big hand in that doing great work reporting trae while serving as it translator Vladimir Guerrero Junior Ronald Kuni junior and look at the event was one by repeat Alonso but the star of the event no questions Vladimir Guerrero junior with a show that he put on tell me about from your perspective what you saw him such a young player that <hes> you know pretty well definitely both there I think one of the things first of all thanks for having me <hes> back on your podcast and second that was just so comfortable and this is something that I've known for for quite some time and I never doubted that he would feel very comfortable in this kind of setting this big coming out party and how he was in raised <hes> by by everybody you know by all his <hes> you know definitely not many of his teammates there except Marcus stroman was really impressive to watch and just point he handled themselves. It was just we beat you. Remember that at that point he was twenty years old and one hundred forty four days right the junkets participant to take part in therapy and just so we handle himself. I was really impressed. In this sort of coming out party the I see him <hes> <hes> and national television that we haven't had the Blue Jays on but you know blamer hasn't had the best season so just to see him with ninety one home runs and and the way that he was embraced by everybody by the entire crowd in Cleveland and by Teammates N._C._A._A.. Guys asked you know Earth were on the filtering reporting running from the National League sites pump to embrace him and what him in a Kunia <hes> just being this very very young players just quite impressive. It was impressive and I was I. Oh I thought it was so cool when and let's face it. The absolute highlight of the night was the semi final showdown between Jack Peterson and he I love the hug that they gave each other like Vladi junior was so happy for for the show that they put on when they finish that and you could did you see here in Jack. Jack almost came over. Who's GonNa give you know the the handshake and stuff like that and they was almost like now? Come on big dog. We're GONNA pull you in here. That's movie buster and I had I was sitting with Laudi watching. I Draw Pearson and you see them the way and I it's not just the week he was doing on he wanted he didn't want him to win right like of course what he didn't want him to win in that ground but you wanted to tie him and he was just super excited about keep doing this. Just let let's keep putting on the show. Let's let's let's hit. Some more home runs up scoreboard. Let's let's try to see what we can do for the people of Cleveland and just to see him in that comfort and has outlined with a lot of players that he never met before like it's one of those things that we have to remember the fact that you know for example. I mean I'm sure that baby. He he met dock itself wake jock it doesn't spring training and a result law. Does it in Florida. They hadn't faith each other so just kind of interesting huggy. Just it like I to repeat myself this coming out party descends up belonging you know to this this majorly level that he has just recently you know come on and just to see him and his element was just really just very very fun to watch and it was funny at the end of the night the hitter that I found myself being most impressed by live for the night and look Peter Lonzo put on a show and so glad he did and Jock Peterson it was amazing how relaxed he was but just in terms of pure baseball and how it applies on a daily basis. I thought they WANNA coon needed was amazing because it wasn't like he was saying. I'm just going to try to win the Derby and do what I tend to win the Derby. He basically was taken. The same swings takes every day. During the year hitting home runs all fields. No I understand both are just too detriment. <hes> that happened happen right now one of those things that he actually got much more tired that everyone else and we saw him suffer in knuckled on the next round because of that precisely but I you know I think that of course that ninety one home runs a billionaire her junior hit and the fact like that he blew that sixty one home brecher and he pulled those around records just off. You know the face of the Earth of course that was in a very impressive but I'm GONNA agree. was I mean obviously I was only one home runs but what <hes> run a junior in your did and I obviously as you are listening to the broadcasts at the same time doing our reporting also really impressed for college that the desk and you just keep thinking like how if this kid this wiry kid and they were sitting at one point the two of them in front of me and all of this almost half the body and I understand what you mean because he just did he continues to impress us at home with you know the maybe the heir apparent as the best player in baseball at some point and I do think we continue to see glimpses of that and well. I said twenty years one hundred forty four days for Roddy. Let's remember that run on the Kunia junior just became the youngest brewers wherever starting all star game and this is you know a tradition of great glare since it's an incredible organizations just see junior just show himself that way and people have started to mention him right at the heir apparent to might trout in my throat is only twenty two and has a lot of incredible baseball to glade deal but he really is going to hopefully get into that conversation now. Vladi did exactly what we thought he might be able to do in the Derby but so far for the Blue Jays this year he is not. He's hitting to forty five <hes> 4. Slugging percentage again you you mentioned he's twenty years old. What do you make of his first year struggles for the Blue Jays? I think it's typical. I think that was happening is just the typical in the beginning. I saw him. I I had the opportunity to see see him quite a bit in the beginning once he got caught up. I haven't seen him in the last couple of weeks except on video when I've got a chance to watch three place and one of the things that I've noticed that he's moving away a little bit from that plate discipline that gave from such great success and let him to the world number-one prospect in baseball but that's GonNa Happen when you're actually are facing bigly pitching. I not particularly concerned a worry. He's not going to be able to adapt to it. Just mentioning someone like my truck like we talked talked about. We all remember that might trout got sent back down just not being able to sort of play at the big league level quote unquote and you know many of us. He was sent down for many other reasons but I think that he's going to be fine and in his Asian like the Blue Jays what's happening to and you know this very well. Buster people don't really have to pitch to him very much either because the bluejays are just really you know not a great team right now and their lineup. It's not very strong and it doesn't really you know doesn't really make an impact many games and we just saw it happened even though they took one of those games against the Yankees it's not common for them to do that so not only if he not <hes> is moving away from his regular this with the play it has been able to do he also isn't facing you just challenging pitching times or good pitching times because he doesn't really have to be pitched too but I think that he's going to be fine. This isn't something that that needs to be worried about. He does need to move back to that place discipline blend and it isn't about confidence and it isn't about not being ready for the big league level. I think a lot of high in prospects is they break into the big leagues and especially someone is dangerous as he is at the plate. There's always that adjustment bryce. He's Harper's headed to Mike Trout's had to do it and I think bryce struggles with this and Freddy Freeman said to do it. He remember him telling me give what an idiot I was. You know when you need to do swing it strikes <hes> they have to learn how to take their walks and sometimes that can be frustrated because they wanna do damage and they want to swing the bat but that's probably where he's going to be one of the thing too and I hear this law from evaluators with other teams they ask about him is his size and they wonder as it gets older the question of whether or not he'll he'll be in better physical condition. What you read on on because you again you know well personality his awareness of that and the adjustment that he'll make I have to say <hes> buster that the sites that you see a lot of now is significantly smaller older than when I saw him at least two years ago and even from the spring flooding must've top and obviously I have this number in fact this is my impression of just being around it must have dropped twenty five thirty pounds just from this so I certainly certainly agree with the fact that he is still a very young guy so you want him to not carry that extra weight that may impede him in some ways in his growth and that'll be that that may lead to more injuries than necessary but he is very aware Arab he certainly has been dealing with it and the big league level? I actually went first thing. I told them when I saw him. Homerun Derby hadn't seen him for about a month <hes> when I saw him about the Homerun Derby three weeks or so I listened to my go man. You're getting skinny so I think that there's a there is a very clear awareness anti-american junior but also by the Blue Jays right like this isn't something about like they're standing in front of him going Oh you have to but certainly he needs to be leaner. He needs to this very different to his father. Father went through and I've talked to gliding about this. He says my dad was like naturally lean band and there's something that that people you know may forget that blacker. A senior had deceit just natural to him body needs to work on it and has continued to do so. You saw the dodgers over the weekend. Tell me what you're seeing that team. I have to say buster talk about me. FUSTY my pick. I mean I thought the dodgers we're GONNA come out of the gate and that they're rockies really gonNA give him trouble and Arizona's going to give him trouble and was like this team nine. Point reminds me of what the Boston Red Sox did last year they can do wrong. They're good on both sides of all say that sounds they are pitching well. They're getting great great pitching performances from all over the place even when they really need it. There's an injury jeff someone that up and do it which is exactly what happened with the Red Sox last year. They're running well. They're situational hitting its exceptional and they're running the basis or really really impressed me with doing on the basis and their defense is impeccable and then talk about hitting and talk about what Pudding Ballenger continues to do he really reminds me of that. Team is very different. It's almost like they swapped season laid them. We'll see what the red sox are going to do with that. You know although struggles that they've had in the first half and see what they can't do in the second half thinking that they still have a shot to be a at least title but the dodgers aren't just so impressive at it's a machine to watch him. It's watching a well it makes I'd say this and I was talking too shabby about this. If I'm sitting in Andrew Friedman shoes I'm making the same choice that Theo Epstein made in two thousand sixteen trading a high end prospect laboratories for all this chapman the same choice that Christensen Eddie of the Indians made trade a couple of prospects for Andrew Miller because they need a finishing piece for that bullpen in my opinion and whether it's Philippi Vasquez the pirates or Brad handed the Indians. I think they need to call around and say okay. What's IT GONNA take to get at at least one more extremely high end piece for that Penn.? How do you feel I think that's a that's a very good point obviously petrifies with incredible in the playoffs last year he is such an up and down guy not necessarily the most you know the most reliable guy all the time and one of the things that you need heading into the playoffs reliability? I mean that's absolutely that definition of what you need to have now you and I were talking about this of what it oh. Joe Kelley was able to do in interplay of last year. I'm sorry not Joe Kelley but some of the starters the Red Sox were able to do in the playoffs last year especially when it came you know at one point where they need some help and root for celebrated and we'll see what Nathanael volley he's going to be able to do in that role again and dodgers don't have they don't really you know I mean they could move ten one more time deal with the bullpen and he did it very well but I agree with you guys. I think that's going to be very very important for them. Reliable reliable pitcher and I go more towards Philippa Rivera now Vasquez instead of Brad hand all right barley great to talk with you probably see you down the road soon absolutely about thirty you soon and <hes> we'll see this weekend we have the hall of fame he'll be nice to see he Mariana Edgar and all the other guys get in there and <hes> and then next week in gangs bleacher tweets foster. We got some really good tweets. I love the tweets that have been coming. They really make my morning as having my cup of coffee getting ready for the podcast so thank you to the listeners contributing the first one comes from Matt Upton at Matt's are upton who has hey buster with the changes to the baseball making it more aerodynamic with less drag Willett kill off. It's the already endangered knuckleballer. The floater ball relies on catching drag. You Know Matt that's really interesting question and try if he can the next time we have the Red Sox and Sunday night baseball which is going to be in two weeks when they play host to the Yankees remind me and all Stephen Right about that if he sees the ball this year's ball being affected the knuckleball being affected by the way the baseball was built. That's a really fascinating question. That is a good question. I will remind you of that's when I come visit you at Fenway again man leaving the first inning. Probably we'll see him getting better. Next question comes from Ben Swinnerton at Swinnerton be who has the top of the eighth inning of the Yankees raised game. Now this is last night is referring to do there have been four home runs. There have been four total runs if he blamed the baseball for home runs how come there has been a subsequent rise and other offensive categories. It's a great question I agree with that. That's why I think the whole thing of yeah the <hes> the ball's juiced and the number of piling up and home runs hit it. It's more nuance than that. In terms of what's going on east clear hitters have been making adjustments and they're trying to do damage and they're doing a better job getting too high fastballs in their resulting halting in home runs but to your point it's not like we're seeing a comparable increase in run scored so then I think you're onto something Houston Ken at Houston. Ken Ask US buster with all these trade rumors floating around. I I am frustrated because I can't find any good info about the astros plans are they. The most secretive baseball organization out there who else is hyper secretive the Washington nationals would be at the top of that list in my opinion cardinals also and I'm not gonNA get their teams now really worked their information. Lock down to the point that I've heard of and I'm not going to get in specific teams. which teams do this but I've heard there's counterintelligence that they run sort of like ops on their own people trying to figure out who's the leaker interesting? I didn't know that last week comes from Ethan James at Ethan Jam who has actually it's not questioned. He lends his support which is nice to hear from MHM someone Ethan. James Says Hey man I'm twenty three and I do not blame you. At all for leaving red sox dodgers on Sunday exile left out of the third inning. He says not like it was a ranger's game in which case I would stay for the entire game and then some so troy before I four every podcast you put together the bleacher tweets to some really interesting questions from fans okay. Where's the question in that bleacher tweet right there? You know it wasn't a question it was a comments and I just needed a morale boost because I'm getting a lot of hey a lot of flack for leaving these Games early but I I I loved the support so thank you Ethan and other good people. If you want to throw some bleacher tweets use the Hashtag bleacher tweets and Lemme your support thanks yeah I I noticed that right like right away. Just sorta thrown in there like also when you start a reading like you were surprised by it. Oh yeah this is one. That's supported me you okay. You put it in their on purpose. Don't try to float that pass me. Oh my goodness another thing before <hes> before we say Goodbye Fancy Focus Baseball podcasts. We've got some playoff racist. That'll be kicking off here a few weeks so be sure to listen to that podcast to get up to speed and also buster. There was a really good podcasts done yesterday yesterday. South Beach Sessions Dan Avatar sat down with billy ray Cyrus who is a huge baseball fan and damaged around talking about his music career but instead the whole conversation pretty much billy rate is kept going back to his love for baseball growing up in the Ohio River valley as a huge fan of big red machine so I strongly recommend you check that podcast out wherever you bucks that's really cool after think about reaching out to them and see if he wants to come on our podcast and talk about baseball. Oh you know we may have to end might be steering away but I'd like to talk to him about baseball. Nineteen seventies reds. Hey we got him talking about there. You go well. That's it for today. Thanks to Marley. Rivera's Sarah Lang's Tabuk Shabby in Detroit Farkas who somehow.

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Looking Ahead

"The Fantasy Focus Baseball podcast here your hosts Tristen Cock Roth and Eric Era Bell. That's right. It's fantasy focus baseball for Thursday July eleven thousand nine hundred thousand a beautiful day welcome to the second half of the season and yes. We still have a show. I'm Eric. He's tristen joining us today. Researcher slash producer slash pouts all copy and I have no idea tour watchdog Tom Carpenters there is he. They're nice no dice quite anyway we wouldn't we wouldn't know so they've given up on giving us an editorial watchdog which is good today's the day I probably curse on today's fine show we look ahead to the second half of the season solvency the second half of gains but I'm GonNa be sauce or break later which top players will not continue their success tristen dynasty three hundred about to be posted plus pitchers to watch us weekend close a carousel and of course later on mirrored hashbrowns hope. Everybody had a good all-star break. I Miss Baseball. I watched the triple a all star game on Wednesday night and some of those guys I mean Mike Ford I mean there's a lot of those guys aren't GonNa matter to fantasy managers. There were some players that would that would matter I guess but then you see pictures coming into the game with an era of six and I'm like they must have had trouble finding all stores someone using a certain baseball well. They are in AAA yeah. I gotTa tell you so I talked a lot. I was in Cleveland for the All Star game and the futures game. I talked to a bunch of players about the new baseball and obviously with Justin verlander said to Jeff Passan is unbelievable and you know these pictures no. I talked to Shane Bieber the day before he won All Star Game M._V._p.. Honors because I haven't been all my teams and you know I have on my I teams because I loved him. This winter and I didn't tell him but they know it's a different baseball and Bieber said something like while. I'm glad this isn't AAA now so you can at least get used to it there. That's that was a pretty good comment. What other stuff I mean hitters no? They don't read like they didn't change pitcher. pitchers have trouble with their off speed stuff. We know that but GEICO's like I'm giving up homers. There's nothing I can do about it. Look at the baseball. He knows it's crazy. Easy the best quote I got. I'm reading retrial because you never even made it all the way through yet because I got the link like ten minutes before the show well the best quote I got. I don't know if I can say this word. Of course they want to throw a watchdog but they ran it so kirby gates said Ed. I asked what change two years ago. I just didn't want to suck anymore. That's great quote fantastic. I love it anyway. He was trying to the corner a little bit with the Yankees there there there were hints and he was always a strike out guy got guide right now. He's arguably the best closer in baseball and we'll get to some all star break thoughts after this. Here's the buzz I wasted enough time in the open. Peter Lonzo in Vlad Guerrero junior put on a show in the Homerun Derby. I think we talk about this every year. So let's get it out of the way now your thoughts tristen on guys who hit a lot of home runs in that Monday night derby and what their second-half means because of it doesn't affect them or not <hes> it's total nonsense the home every curse I will say that that this was an unusual spectacle compared to years past because ninety one and what was it for Lonzo fifty something home runs and for Guerrero to have had that that double overtime matchup I I mean they looked fatigued. I mean he is specially looked fatigued afterwards so maybe there's a little bit of a lull of the first couple of days because he didn't get a true traditional break lake. I think there's just way too much to this. One of the reasons that the homerun Derby curse has been talked up so much over the years is that the guys who get the nominations for the Derby have had such a good first half that they were going to be do natural regression anyway and Alonzo probably qualifies is for that so I mean Lonzo to put the numbers into historical perspective third most home runs all time through this number of games. He's played in his career third-most. He's one homer behind the all time lead through this number of career games so he was likely to regress a little bit anyway but he's still an awesome power source and hitting the All Star game the thing that impresses me most I mean it's one play but this guy's not just selling fully for power. He's capable hitter absolutely and after two weeks in April I was comparing on reach hoskins already. I mean that's a guy not gonNA win. Batting title but lots of power can hit the ball the other way if he wants to. I wouldn't work. I mean look players. Get Tired in general. It's a six month. You know marathon of a season yet so to expect you to Lonzo. It hit ten homers every month. It's just not there but Vlad we expect big second half. I assume we know he can hit. He just hasn't had great numbers Brennan Lau. The second Baseman for the raise told me he thinks he's the leader right now for the rookie of the year in the American league and he's like look at these other guys hitting the ball million feet. He's the war-leader Lau in the American League. If I'm not mistaken and by the way Guerrero I mean we need to say it. He's he's been. I say a pretty notable disappointment frankly based on what we expected in the first half eaten massively overrated but I agree with you that I think that the the star numbers are coming this this could just be merely a buying opportunity that includes the dynasty leagues or the Dynasty Leagues. Go ahead and pay now if his if his manager has any doubts I don't I have no doubts although I would say this the top rookie to me for fantasy this year and in dynasties manatee junior I i. I think he's a thirty thirty option. I now I'm looking now. When is your dynasty? Three hundred GONNA run on the E._S._p._N.. That'd be <hes> tomorrow Friday Friday and so you gave me a sneak peek and I mean I love to tease. He Vlad is ranked. Well of course no modesty ranked well but you see the definition of well comes right there. That's farewell could be contacting context but the first thing I noticed is that Mitrena number one yeah so let me ask you what went into your thinking on that one. And who is it <hes> that I'm completely nuts. No I think a case for it. I mean look you're talking about a difference of five years off top my head how many years difference in their ages why would an older Guy WanNa keep stealing bases so you who do you have number one why it's Ronaldo Kunia junior and you mentioned the age difference. It's six years yeah so simply the volume and yes I do say at the top of this column that it is a five-year run so what would count here is the remaining half of this year the next three complete seasons and then the last part that goes onto the formula is the fourth year out which would be twenty twenty three the and beyond and I think Kunis case if you're in a true dynasty he's competitive with trout even in the let's say the three or keeper like I think that he makes a competitive case for number one overall but I think in the long term aspect I WANNA make a statement here cocoon yet. This is the other one I'm gonNA pull homerun Derby thing in and go small sample and be ridiculous. The Guy was hitting home runs all over the place. This guy can put the ball where every once go onto his fan page going our pages go anywhere you find stats and look at the numbers his his skill set is so incredibly balanced and he hasn't shown these slight hints of the bumps and bruises the trout. Has I mean at twenty seven. I'm not gonNA panic over that but it's just a little like that that little hairs difference. I think it Kunas got some some incredible Dennis potential I agree check out kristen's top three hundred dynasty this weekend no pitchers in the top ten. I agree with that and some interesting great discussion points. I feel like I almost wrote a blog entry based on your top three hundred sixty the gopher discuss matters well whoever anyway I'll do it at some point or may we'll discuss on a future show. I want to kind of see a quick bounce off question here the pitching strategy and dynasty especially. With the talk about the openers the volume for the top guys going down I I've I actually had an adjustment downward for all closers. I felt that there was only really five guys. I cared about it all in this ranking. I didn't want to rank relief pitchers as possession. I'll be honest with you. I didn't want to after ten. I thought who cares. I don't even keep closers dynasty leagues but it's even worse now. I think that it might have been ten years ago because there's so much unknown and if you look at some of the big names there are just there's just not enough. I mean six months ago. We would have had Leclerc dynasty closer now. I can't even beat out Sean Kelly so he's and he's still probably a top thirty dynasty relief pitcher. She's incredible any thoughts on Tuesdays All Star game. Obviously pitchers dominated with a lot of strike outs there. There were few home runs Joey Gallo first pitch off the left doesn't give up home runs a left he will Smith and Smith was brought in to face him. We know gals good but Bieber Sirocco who I also talk to and wrote about any thoughts on some of the pictures here just showing off their stuff. I mean yes. It's a different baseball but good pitching still beats good hitting and baseball nothing that I think spins it forward in terms of altering value but the two statements for me and they kind of highlighted the fact that they awesome in the preseason is that <hes> in the in the first half is Bieber as you mentioned. I don't think people realize how truly incredible Bieber was for fantasy especially from the point about may first until the all star break. He was pretty pretty darn amazing because I remember there. Were you even wrote in your column about that game where he gave it. The four home runs of Chicago. I think that was a time where he was not showing his his usual self on the imprint of incredible Steph or that he took his being able to make the third time through the lineup. That's the reason for the openers in the first place this guy's now able to pitch deep into games. That's a significant difference for him. Even if he doesn't have the elite Verlinden esker Chris sale as kind of stuff the other thing that struck me from the All star break is from the All star break. The All Star game is as you said gallows homerun on Gallo is a guy who was talk a lot as he got a snub for the homerun Derby and in the first half he made some significant adjustments that I think kind of swept under the carpet just because of that injury stint that he had I think he's he's prime for a really a big second half. I agree and his any one thing I can take from the pictures I spoke to because they weren't you know some of them weren't supposed to be Bieber was not supposed to be this. I remember when I drafted him. In a League I took him in assembly took them in a fantasy league and people like why are you doing that. He's not a strikeout shakeout guy and the prospect guys were like he's never going to be a strikeout seventh in strikeouts right now. Just don't buy the low hype either like or that's not the right way to say. Don't believe everything you hear. Some guys make adjustments and they might not seem like strikeout guys but then become and then they're SAROKA WHO's not striking a lot of guys at all like in the bottom ten I think in k. rate among qualifiers but he's getting out because the sinker so effective so I just WanNa say strikeouts aren't everything and k rates. Do you change so and you can make up SIROCCO not striking out a ton of guys with pretty easily by taking a Gary Cole- going to strike out three hundred batters unbelievable K. rate by the way is not all about stuff. Sometimes it is about incredible command of the pitches and control and sometimes it's about just just dumb luck and in this case we got a credit bieber for the in. I mean we've mentioned this before. He is amazing control. That's happened since he got called up Saroka. The other thing too is he's kind of been lucky in the Hyun Jin Ryu I guess in that been where they they didn't have injuries this year. They stayed healthy but Sarokin has very good control himself and that doesn't get talked up enough and he's not trying to prevent home runs. He's basically just putting the ball where he wants and letting them swing through these sinkers. He's got fantastic stuff and I don't mean in view Saroka. You say you are not getting hurt. I don't use Arocca as an injury risk view you as an injury risk or just happen to have an injury as a rookie that that happens but I think the the point to that is your right as much younger. There's nowhere near the same injury of vacation. 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Of the first half of the season for the hitters and the pictures and you think I I use it based on value like where draft them. How much do you have to pay an auction? I thought Josh Bell Raphael Devos's ahead of Josh Bell and the player because of this deal's mazing yeah and I mean divers first-half is another one that I think has been a little bit overlooked in general and probably one of the reasons for that is that he also started slow when I remember when the Red Sox got off to that really terrible road trip to start their season diverse was one of the guys absorbing criticism and you and I even talked about that if it had continued that Michael Chavis who got called up eventually to play elsewhere could have been a factor at third base Denver's really turned it around and he was showing much better contact in the early weeks that paid off big dividends in the past two months who's a hitter in the top twenty to manage the obvious when he's number twenty on the injured list right now and somebody on twitter said don't say two mentors so I'm going to absolutely absolutely say Tim Anderson. I like it anybody else here like Montes number seven but only because of the stolen basis. We're not doing anything else. He's healthy now. I think you can steal bases. There's no sign of returner top twenty either so <hes> I think we have to look at them similarly. Obviously maybe a difference in batting average right now. We're not seeing it so who's the guy in the top. Twenty here that we don't think is going to end up in the top twenty. I`Ma hitters yeah so I mean putting aside Monte because the stolen base calculation is GonNa make that a little a bit variable I think could tell mark as kind of a tough time repeating what he did in the first half and look credit him for an amazing first half some of the gains that he has made are truly legitimate. He showed some hints of this last season but this was also a lot of things going right for him and I don't feel like he's a natural elite guy in terms of power or speed so if he has any sort of regression in those two categories. I think that he's probably going to I mean I think it might have time getting the top fifty by the end of the year. I think deal it'll make you. It's a lot of batting average some power. Oh you're not a lover of D._J.. Lemay M._V._p.. Come on that's ridiculous. Oh there are many people who are going to dispute that with you to not the M._v._p.. Of the American League I agree with that look. I get what people are trying to say that he's always the most important guy in the Yankees. He's had a great first half but there are a lot of people make the case whenever there's a player in the top twenty raider who's doing who won categories carrying him so much. I get a little bit concerned. That's Montecito fuel a a little bit we Lonzo to some degree because you know he could hit two twenty to thirty in the second half so that's a risk there. I don't think any of these guys are really going to fail. I mean I think Monty is a better player than you think but still stuff to watch monty finished. Give me a number of modest. He's finish well because of the steelers. I still think he finishes top ten. I mean it's just he's got more steals than everybody else and it's not even close and there's nobody else I think is going to steal forty so to me. It's not fair to judge him but like Billy Hamilton ended up as a top ten player once. Twice in the raiders just because of the basis and he was a terrible player and every other category I monitor doesn't have to do much. I do believe Alex. Smith is on pace for the forty okay but I but I do see your point. There is a a nice gap. I mean even it's even if it's between the third and fourth guy over a unless there's a decent gap and Montecito weight of the stolen base is going to carry here pitchers here in the top twenty on the Raider and we should do it just by starters. Let me just go there because the relievers. It's not fair to put them in. I mean I'd rather have a curvy gates or drove some Berliners. There's not close but their value might be similar because it says all these safe so starting pitchers now for the top twenty and there's some interesting names here. I did talk to Brandon Woodruff. That strikeout rate is unbelievable. I don't think people realize now obviously it's it's a some Marga like era and whip from old years from smarter but Jill Lido Di Trust because lately it's not been so good. I do trust him because we we warn people that a lot of the the helium going on with him in May and the early part of June had to do with the win streak the winds were driving the player Raider valuation so there's GonNa be some natural regression there just because I don't think it keep that up but I do think that gains. He made are perfectly legitimate so even if he puts together. Let's say a second half like what chain Bieber had for the Indians in two thousand eighteen with a few more strikeouts. I think there's going to be plenty of value. I think there's going to be top twenty five star value with him. Yeah I tend to agree. He's the number ten store to right now if he asked me for one top ten starter. I don't believe in finishing their be him the other guys ah atop nine all legit I think we're you can make twenty eight to thirty starts and continue to pitch great beer. I Love Louise Castio Still Love Mike Minors number eleven. There's no reason to believe that's not going to continue though is there and forget at the trades because I don't think Texas is trading him. Oh I don't either I think Texas in the wild card hunt as a matter of fact. I think your point about the relievers I think we should get into that. After this about the trade possibilities <hes> the only reason I think minor wouldn't finish should eleven is because there are other competitive arms and move ahead of them. I think bueller finishes ahead. I think Bauer finishes ahead. I think Corbin probably finishes head but based on the numbers top fifteen i. I don't think anybody's GonNa Quibble with Mike Minor being a great great by this season. If that's the foundry also you finish is worse than fifteenth put we could watch on this next time you won't I won't already if you gave me twenty or twenty five. I take the bait but I'm not a fifteen seventeen and a half next time. I'm going to see you the top twenty for the back end of the top twenty Lance Lynn Jayco to really frankenmuth obviously Montas out until six September drop him even if he comes back he's not going to help your fantasy team in your head to head playoffs the one I'm out on in the top twenty. They've starting businesses Lance Lynn out just out well. I think the K. rates legit but I mean where's the worrying about Texas. You worry about Texas pitchers in the Heat Yep yeah I do too. It's part of it and that does influence miners why Kyle I'm not taken the bait necessarily on this but I I don't think he collapses. I don't even collapses but the difference in the being the number eleven starting pitcher and seventeen is like one outing so I wouldn't bet on that. It's just it's whether you think like give me in the array zero. GonNa be over three seventy five the rest of the way I say no I buy in and what Mike Minors doing I by. No one would've I by Lance. Lynn Brennan would refer the same tristen ones in the American League strikeout rates are legit. I think woodruff is his stuff is much more conducive to getting a higher caper nine the Lance Lynn just the raw stuff spot you. I'd spot you a full strike up or nine innings for the second half on him a lot. Give me a pitcher who's not even in the top fifty who you think could get there that because that's what people were always on the top fifty so I'm going to the second page of the player Rafer from fifty one this outside the top fifty all right so yeah I think he'll have a era in the second half three twenty five three fifty legit and I'll lean to three twenty five and I think Vicky could beat that okay. I'm okay with that other guys Rodriguez one hundred still of very bullish on very bullish on them. You SNELL's number seventy three syndergaards seventy four and now there's word he might be traded clarity seventy six what a bad first half reject clarity yeah and you know at times. He's shown greatness. I watched him pitched the Seattle game where he was awful. He had his problems with walks eight has problems with home runs especially and they were bothersome and then he goes into San Francisco and he throws a gem. It's maddening how inconsistent he has by by the way <hes> what's the deal on E._S._p._N.. Leagues I think this next three days Friday Saturday Sunday locks in for the whole next week but if you're in a league where you can change your lineup next Monday morning. I don't think flaherty is starting this weekend because I have been benched him for like a relief pitcher because he's not starting Friday Saturday or Sunday but in E._S._p._N.. Leagues I think it's all the same isn't it isn't that house working where wrong okay so in E._S._p._N.. Leagues and the traditional head to head these three games this coming weekend well actually should these four attached to last week. They're attached already to the to the matchup in question okay now. I know I didn't write the forecast of the that way. I'm all tweeted some stuff that has to do with only these three days but this is a problem for and a lot of this broke recently Clayton Kershaw Shaw is not pitching this weekend <hes> He Jin Ryu is not pitching this weekend as you mentioned flaherty is not pitching this weekend Marco Gonzales. There are a couple other guys Joe. Joe Muss Grove was one of them Blake Snell is another one of them so if you have just the three day period coming up now like awesome towel wars and labor you've got these guys out of your lineup and we'll get to who is pitching this week and but I they brief closer carousel Carrousel Kirby Yates Josh Hater Brad Hand Will Smith got some left and four of the top five or left handed relievers how about that yeah and they are very talented pitchers. Oh I don't have much doubt on but the reason I said we should talk about the closers. The trade rumors on the pitching side are centering around these guys. Yes they are yeah I mean you can't ignore this. I I'm not ignoring it but I don't know why the potters delegate they can make the wildcard game and and it'd be a big deal to them where it might not be for like say Cleveland. That's been to the playoffs and the world series but to me San Diego. It'd be a big deal to get to the Wildcard playoff game you know and then you could paddock for three innings and you know who knows they could get through that game I just I think it's important but I don't manage a fantasy roster that way. You know what I mean like. I Bet Shane Green on a team and I'm not actively actively trying to trade him because I'm not sure he's going to get treated by Detroit. I mean is boss. And where would he go that. He would close Boston's GonNa treat for Sheen Green I and let him I don't arouse. Cola may let him close or a well. Smith is really the primary amorous guy to me. The other is Ken Giles. I've heard a lot about but gates gates has been talked about. I do think that the majority of these guys if they do get traded two teams that are in need of relief pitchers. There's an excellent chance they remain closers. The problem is that you never know when a team like the Yankees or the dodgers who have nobody in the seventh or eighth innings swoops in and takes one of these guys exactly which is why I'd be concerned but like I've got will Smith and AS Roma point out of I I'm not actively trying to treat him. I need even if I only get like five more Caesar s this month and then he becomes a segment there still value there. Well you traded for him. This is the thing so in my longest dynasty league. I'm I need saves desperately in the guys on the market. Are these pitchers and I'll be honest with you. I am a little bit worried about giving a premium players right now for Will Smith knowing that the trade deadline comes on July thirty first so this is it. I have twenty days of getting saves from him if he moves to a team and he's sediment. Give me a reliever you WANNA sell on Fantasy League other than will Smith other than Will Smith Unchain Greens. I'm a little bit surprised that there isn't talk about Alex Colony as a trade candidate and that he I I could see being sediment that column as one. I'd be selling and Luke Jackson Atlanta. That's the first place team legit first place team. Liam Hendriks by the way is not going to be closing much longer. He doesn't think although I think we're trying to shoulders messed up so great this year. I think he might keep that job but he even told me like I'll be setting up a week but I would say Wade Davis if you can still sell because overtakes job soon who else Amy Lipa gone my keep the part time Tampa Bay closer because the other guys are hurt right Alvarado's out a long time you can drop Alvarado uh-huh and begun certainly deserving. In comparative to steel when healthy I I think they at the very least they'll mix and match a little bit so I'd agree <hes> the possible switch over for the rockies just based on the fact that Scott has pitched considerably better than Davidson's return comes into play. I'm with view that I'm not. I don't feel totally comfy with Luke Luke Jackson but I still think he's the odds on favorite to get the bulk of the saves there briefly on the schedule. There is a game when Thursday night it is on E._S._p._N.. The Battle Texas Framer Valdez of the Astros at Lance Lynn the aforementioned who Tristan hates check it out on E._S._p._N.. The way the tweak on that one is that because of this from Valdez gets three starts if you play this entirety of the next eleven days says one period well if he pitches while on tonight he's in the minors tomorrow that is flexibility correct but I mean he's the only guy other than Lance Lynn if they skip a couple of years in Texas he's the only guy who could make three why there isn't digging today and five nineteen. I can't tell you but baseball is baseball Friday. There is a day game at Wrigley. We Field Darvish are against Christina. I won't go near either. One of them say that well. I'm not just I'm never going to get on board here well. I don't want to say never E._S._p._N.. Plus at night has the reds at the rockies at coors field and sunny gres raise apparently on the Mavericks Cincinnati. We don't know the rockies Iraqis as they've they're undecided between her mom Marquez and John Gray. They're pitching games one and two and some order. Let me ask you a pitcher to each day. That's readily available. It's go that way Denilson lament or lemay whatever he's he's on the mound for Friday against the braves you buying a second half for him. He was a big strike out guy two years ago. If you have the luxury of mixing and matching to you're choosing and this is this one would be a no than yes. I'm in on him. If you've got a lock commend you and I know what the Labor Type Leagues. I'm no unlimited and by the way Yana cheering us on the map for Tampa. He's so legit star now. Those are star good starting numbers. He's in the rotation none of the Shenanigans with the opener with him pitching the second to the fifth. He's a starting pitcher and he's going six seven innings any that Baltimore and Thursday on Friday Saturday at says Brennan McKay is back on E._S._p._N.. Plus at that true twenty-six men because of the double header that will be game one they will call them up as that role and I have a hunch that based on the schedule they will then keep him on the roster roster and send another guy out McKay or paddock second half of the season. Oh that's that's a great question. I'll I'm going paddock but I don't feel totally strong on that here is they ask good questions and read the ads <hes> later on got on that. Come on giving your I don't trust McKay. I think McCain's good numbers but he's not a strike out guy. He's not dominant hitter so I mean the advantage. You think you're getting in like an E._S._p._N.. Lee Brennan McKee McKay. You're not going to activate adams a hitter ever you can't well. I don't think they're going to play as a regular hitter too often right. It's not Otani. Who else do I see here? I don't see Wade Miley at Mike Minor. Now I know you're not coming around on Wade Miley but he's pitching well. He's winning games on a very good team era in whipper fine the difference and him and Mike Minor obviously some era a lot of strikeouts but Wade Miley can be rostered in E._S._p._N.. League and help you. I believe we've kind of you know and they're all left E.. L. Go this way. I feel good about Mike Minor. I feel not so good about Brett Anderson but he's been pretty good and I feel like Wade. Miley belongs somewhere right in the middle of those too so I'm kind of in but I don't feel great about it. Sunday baseball on E._S._P._N.. Is the dodgers and the Red Sox. How about that one? David price is apparently man from Boston. We don't know yet about the dodgers they have announced. They just did recently and Kershaw and Ria or not pitching during this weekend it's going to be Kenta made a Ross stripling Komo Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler who are the two are not pitching this weekend fair enough. Let me see me find your starter here that you either like or don't like no on him. Trevor Williams versus Jose Kintana. I think you can make a case for both in an E._S._p._N.. Standard but canton hasn't pitched consistently Williams was good before the injury either or you like both or either top forty honestly no one Williams because neither neither were. I don't feel like they were leaps and bounds outside. Can Tunnel was closer. I don't trust Williams and in the past couple of outings. I've been unimpressed yeah yeah he's changed with him Monday. There is a day game. Please get your lineups in early if you can change your lineups and it's at cords to ten P._M.. Eastern that seems a little. That's another doubleheader day or another. Oh so these double headers okay there you go all right. That's the first half of the show and now kyle speaks. Your home is important. That's why GEICO helps make it easy to save on Condo insurance because home is more than just a place home is where you took minimalism too far because there's only one chair in your entire Condo in your only entertainment is one card not even a deck of cards but a single card and all your guests have to share are one plate and one fork but you're convinced that less stuff means more freedom. The GEICO Insurance Agency could help protect the overly minimalist broom closet you call home call Geico and see how easy it is to switch and save on Condo insurance and Kyle while we were talking tweeted out this ridiculous Mike Minor people what they want. I don't think it's the top I've went top twenty three. I gave you some leeway. They're more interested in our in our fishbowl fantasy football rosters. Would you open with that's such an interestingly all of the same yes I got the first pick and saquon okay hon state and in that yet loved that too <hes> and in that league you can play a quarterback at one of your four flights per flight. So you WanNa get you know a couple of quarterbacks. I took wince early and not not around two and the three four in the four five. I'd say Nice strong. mahomes went four overall in months. I mean you're talking and serious Q._B.. Inflate quarterbacks went off the tight ends quickly because bathroom at so I got in six seven rivers and Jared Cook. I I love my team. Maybe everybody likes team this time of year in that league and then that are like I love picking I because not only because you get I think the number one guy but I love picking back to back after that so so like I want to pick first or last all my leagues Sports for Sports Basketball to basketball's coming up. I'll be ready. I take a point guard and of power forward center and the first first second. I love doing that anyway. Plus we know you're you're a closet giants fan so welcome or not in the least which is more of a nothing to do I I have Mile Sanders in dynasty format and and Penn State and he checks both box and he's he's better than Jordan how come on anyway <hes> the fantasy football focus yeah. How often is that and there's a road trip coming up? Let's plug that while we're here spotty right now as far as we'll we'll probably have another show between now and the live show but we are in Detroit the last week of July and then we will go daily the first week of August five days a week coming at you in the mornings which well we need to talk about. You might be producing that show since the nineties we played that. I'm sure it's going well anyway. Let's get this fantasy baseball questions while we still have a show what's going on already rod chimes any wants to know in a six by six roadshow who you got the rest of the way Kyle Gibson or Anibal Sanchez so you you might think that's a crazy question. I mean who owning either these guys but Annabelle Sanchez. He's been really good since he came off the disabled list and I kinda talked him up back in March. I kept him on a team foolishly. Maybe but he's pitching really well. He's figuring it out what he did last year. I know you were never a fan but Kyle Gibson is more of a ground baller who get strikeouts. We should say Gibson but I want to say like if I ranked Gibson like forty five among starting pitchers Sanchez is not far behind for me. I would agree with that. I personally prefer Gibson because I think he's got a little bit better stuff and a little bit better command at this stage that said I think you're right about Sanchez being underrated and the nationals. Nationals they have an amazingly good schedule for pitchers in the final two months of the season once we get to August I look at that schedule. I see a series of Minnesota in September beyond that not a lot on here. Terrifies me not not one of these not one of these series. That's a playoff team and you know they could win the division for all the people that counted the nationals out in mid-may. Don't do anything in mid-may dodgers for like how many games out last mid may I mean like people are and the same goes for a fantasy league so I made a minor mistake yesterday so me and another guy are way up twenty points off in labor and Steve Gardner in front of you today tweeting out the standings for each of the three Labor Leagues and in in our league I replied to it said good luck to dark van riper he he and I are at Ninety eight ninety seven points in third place the seventy seven and he plays like somebody else can still win and he's right. Twenty points is not a lot especially the in an only format. It's a lot and labor to yeah. It's not a lot in labour might be in points leagues. Not I mean I I mean we've seen it happen. A lot over the past half decade where somebody was twenty points out made this huge second half surge last year yup door fringy Annella so it can happen so you're right and I expect to finish second but I hope even finish second you right. I can finish third the national by the way you mentioned six games back of the braves and the division. Do you know many times they play each other like twelve off fourteen times yeah and I liked the braves. I'm not I think the braves and the nationals both making the playoffs but one of them's in the wildcard game because they're not going to be the phillies. I fully expect to get tweet saying you're not terrified of those braves games. No I'm not terrified. They are tie think the second and third third-best teams in the National League of the braves and the nationals and it might not be in that order. I do power rankings you do to E._S._P._N.. Coverage and I think the nationals inbreeds are both top ten teams in baseball. Nationals have really good pitching that could dominate the second half schedule. That's what strikes me. Sanchez is part of that all right. That was a lot on Sanchez. What's next? We know we've got tristen. Dentist earrings coming out tomorrow. Michael wants to get a head start here. WHO's the better player over the next five seasons bregman Aaron Auto Orland door well? I think you had like Linda number. Three in your dynasty ranked so you'd say him and I kind of agree. I think he's more likely to steal bases than the other two. Guys Bregman stopped running iron. No never ran so I mean look in fantasy. You got three infielders here but one is really a shortstop to aren't I think that matters and wants deals a lot of basis for should twenty five years old indoor twenty five years old bregman twenty eight years old aeronautical can't really criticize any of them on the age front but the twenty eight for Renato means. He's probably peaked. I want three five and ten. They're all top ten that means franchise caliber dynasty players so if you've got a personal preference I'd say feel free you know me I like the complete balanced players lindores brings a little some greatness and everything and by the way he's probably switching teams. I hate to say that poor Cleveland losing another star that they made they really nice the Michael Brantley during the game he had no choice Cleveland in off from a contract and the Carlos Carlos Carrasco thing. I almost cry like I really hope he comes back later this month and I think fantasy managers try to keep him roster and you can still be a top twenty starting pitcher the rest of the season. I really believe that but the point is I don't think they can afford them the Indians so I don't know if he's going to the Yankees or the red sox or whatever they have shortstops but just saying he could switch ballparks and that could matter to his numbers right it could not going to course so just there aren't many places. There aren't many me likely places. I see as numbers going down but yeah changes can be scary. Change can be scary. We've seen some players that just haven't adapted well to moving teams or it takes them awhile Machado's fine now but he wasn't the first two months Harper still not fine never gonNA steal anyway. Just the thought there. 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Ziprecruiter dot com slash carbo because Ziprecruiter is the smartest way to hire all right. We touched on it a little bit earlier and other than the obvious Mike Minor answer. We've got a question here who is the top second-half regression candidate for you. Guys didn't talk twenty three in that poll which I think is right. I mean it's really a scary number. I I think you dropped off a little bit more than you guys but this isn't my podcast he wants to know who you guys. Thank as the biggest second-half regression look we spend a lot of time studying behind the numbers like other rates fit versus year Ray differences between Blake's now has the worst year Ray compared to V that I can find. He's been really unlucky. All his numbers matched last year pretty much. I think he's the top qualifiers correct. I just don't see Mike Minor falling apart but we learned there too yeah. Let me see here so a guy who's GonNa fall like why is that some negative regression. I mean by definition to some degree like review probably can't keep this era this low all season Lewis Liscio probably can't but I don't think they're gonNA fall apart. If you're buying both to still top fifteen guys like regression to me means selling and getting rid of a good answer their fair telling me with the more I sort these columns minor keeps showing up. I mean nobody. I don't think anybody believes in the guy at all but I I mean one is going to progress. I think at a severe ways John Means well who's right. I know Oh that's the thing I mean you know like a lot of these players who have big numbers that we talked about as regression candidates to me. Strike me as obvious Davies. I mean guys who don't miss a lot of bats. Yeah and Davies already fell apart so I have him labor as well. I mean I got them and so much is going to change. I mean in a general sense okay and it's not the only number that matters but I look at. It and I say who's got a bad but that can't stay there. Not Everybody who has battled over three fifty is going to regress like Jeff. macneil is GONNA hit three forty season is not gonNa regress that much to me and he said he could he could hit twenty home runs and we wanted to the Mingo Santana. There's regression coming today Anderson. There's regression. We knew that was going to happen is batting average. He's not going to three seventeen one not even to seventeen the rest of the way I think Lemay you to some degree at the very high bad if he's not a base dealer shave is has already started the regress a lot. That's a huge strikeout rate. You were right on with that. One and Brandon Lau is a thirty three percents strike outrageous like shaven there you go. I mean he's probably not going to be out here to seventy six look. There's there's batting average risk on guys like allow and shaves because you just can't strike out that much and get away with it. Bran allows metrics scream regression. I and I hate to say that to him as a player but the measure I do i. I just don't like I don't see a continuing quite the same way and then look at strike rate for hitters and you find guys like obviously we'll Myers. At this point I mean he's earned his two seventy batting average. You can't strike out thirty five point seven percent of the time allowing Chavez are actually second and third and K route NETTO door. Nobody's believing in Santana's fifth or hey so layer who I predict we'll we'll set the royals orioles organization record for home runs in a season but still had to forty and be available in half Fantasy Leagues Amazing Yeah and it season. We'll be nowhere near as valuable in a fantasy context as the guy who's record. He broke but like he's going to end. Up with forty home runs and one hundred ten arbitrates that's valuable. Oh it's still valuable without a doubt but I mean in this environment. They're not worth anywhere near what they were five ten fifty years ago Monte four point seven percent walk Awkward twenty-seven percent K rate that to sixty eight could be to twenty but twenty eight steals. It's Billy Hamilton with a little pop. The thing is with Monty. Is I feel like the batting average is already shown the regression so if I throw you to fifty. Are you really going to be that I._B.. Hat if Montessori finishes with batting average I am fine with that is exactly what I project it frankly but with forty five fifty steals your on my cod has got to be a little bit concerned about as well a lot of KS nothing a whole lot since the first couple weeks. Does it bother you at all the to padres rank among the four players who have thirty plus percent homer to fly ball rate and they are one hundred zero and Fran Mill Yeah I was talking to show him feel about. This is the all star break like is it is Sega's ballpark steel and we'll knows from three months but it's still really that much of a pitcher's park. I mean we saw last year. The trends change a little bit here. They weren't that they weren't. They weren't a top five pitchers park last year. Where the top five they were a top aide if I recall so it wasn't as extreme as normal now these guys are hitting more of their home runs on the road at home still but I think you're just talking about guys won't hit for average rent? Thrown race are GonNa hit forty home runs and back to forty. That's right the reason I ask is. Will they get to that threshold because there's probably going to be some aggression in that category PETCO Park by the way in home runs twenty first on our part part factors page for this year and when I graded them for the new dimensions in the preseason they ranked somewhere around that number as well. That's one of the fascinating things to me and Fantasy Tristan is that you've got these guys like res- Renfro so Lehrer Rinaldo Auto Nunez people don't need their power like they're not adding them and fantasy leagues and they're going to forty home run guys you would never be able to even let Chris Carter when he had the forty one season. You would never be able to just ignore that in a fantasy league sticking. Can you tell even if it's a one or two category guy people are avoiding Solaire. I just don't get it. There's still value in home runs in all my league's just in I still need more power and I'm like right at top five in power and I still need more. It's not enough. It's never enough you. You do play in the majority of deeper than traditionally. They're not just ten team E._S._P._N.. Points leaks. I'm talking Rotor Leagues as well. I'm talking like twelve team and only talking twenty mixed. It's never enough power. You've got you've got to stick with Christian Walker in case they hit another fifteen home runs right but in the shallow leagues I think the power is worth an awful I lessen the player is shown that I was mark trumble. I think I did the comparison of a couple years ago or might have been Chris Davis the the Orioles one where it's like the forty homer threshold is worth a lot less now than it had been in the past so in a mixed league. They need to contribute something else all right. Let's contributes a couple more hashbrowns. Here's more here Ed is noticed of quite the pop with Walk Rate Spike for Illinois wants to know if that's something you can count on the rest of the season and moving forward into twenty twenty yeah Eli Jimenez kind of looks better than Vlad. Now I mean Monday notwithstanding right I mean Illinois has looked recently like a superstar and I think that's what we all expected and that's why we think that Vlad is going to get there soon as well. What are the exact numbers on Eli over the last couple of weeks? Actually batting batting averages down. What are we talking about? Yeah I think I think Eli is a thirty home. Run Guy this year and next five game July sample though June one was pretty good. No that's fair U._S.. Versus glad you could make the case here for Oh yeah you absolutely can and I think as far as since we mentioned the rookie of the year race before I think that he lawyer already has a leg up and that just because he's been around a little bit longer and he started show those signs of greatness. I love this guy. You know. I'm a from Scotty perspective. I'm personally a very big fan of him and he's another one who got very generously ranked in my dynasty ranks. I mean I think the top rookies are teasing Alonzo and Sirocco on the National League. American league is a wide open open in the A._l.. Rookie race. It's GonNa be fun. I mean loud could win. It could be somebody else coming in. I think I think you're now the astros could still win runs and three hundred bats yeah he could and that's he's a guy I have a hard time placing a value are you on. I think I threw one ten was overall ranked for him for this week but he could be top forty the rest of the way all right and one more last one comes from Joe. He hasn't loved the returns. He's gotten from yetter Molina this year. You want to know if you can move ron in favor of a guy like James McCann or Christian Vasquez you can move on from Yada. You can move on from buster posey every Thursday except this one of course I write the free agent article and I say that there's only four catches that need to be universally rostered but in an E._s._p._N.. Standard League and order Gary Sanchez Real Muto contraire us and grandma and that's the top four on the player extension has actually number four on the player among catchers which is kind of interesting low batting average that playing a role if you want to drop any other catcher and pick up James McCann and Christian Vasquez who are number five and six for the season. I'm all for Yati showing nothing posed showing nothing go Roberto Perez is GonNa hit. Twenty six home runs and you want to pick up a prisoner. I don't think he's GonNa all continue what he's doing. But why wouldn't you juice that Orange Mitch garber. Why wouldn't you pick up Omar Narvaez good batting average power beaming after these four is is Tom Murphy factor? I mean I think in this this case it's a lot of managing the match ups I I'm with you that if you need to move on here 'cause Molina's not contributing much. I'm okay with that. Vasquez is going to face a lot of lefty pitching. He hits them. Well the season but I think you're going to be rolling this position over a lot and streaming catchers. Here's if you don't want to go that way and do the homework you gotTa Find One guy and stick with them and I think it's a stream or if you if you don't have one of the top four and John McCain might ten second half but we're very negative on guys like that. Why can't you just keep hitting three hundred obviously the Babylon James McCann is ridiculous okay? He's not gonNA hit fifteen the rest of the way but even if he hits like fifty to sixty is going to be yeah he could be a very capable catcher. He's another guy who I feel does a lot better against the lefty pitchers. I'd rather have it going the other direction and he's in the right ballpark. I have a major issue with McCann. I did move him up my rankings but I don't feel I don't feel locked in. I don't feel about any other catchers the season Molina's things driven me crazy. The injuries have taken something away from him. I agree three catches. Just can't do that in the thirties. You know I look at Posey well. He's thirty six. He's done it for I mean he he's put up three or so great years in his mid thirties that I don't think anybody really expected but what if this is the Miguel Cabrera Path oh boy I don't even WanNa think about that for air has no power at all now none but but Molina's been so had so many bumps and bruises the season that I worry a little bit about that it could finally be catching catching up with them. I mean that'd be a shame final thoughts your gentlemen as we <hes> we will have shows next Monday and Thursday I believe and until you know whenever so keep listening along to our shows if you if you don't mind but also listen to our friends at the fantasy focus football as well any final thoughts for this weekend. It's a weird week interest in because there's only one game on Thursday and come back from the break and you know. Are we going to see a ton of offense. I hope the baseball's I want the baseball's a change back next season but I don't want them to change this weekend. You already got three months don't and that was a messy. What happened at the All Star game fires talking and saying you know? I don't think they ordered a change in the baseball but it's just weird stuff. The only only reason that alarms me at all is that when when the first hints of the quote juiced baseball came up did happen in the all-star break. I feel like it was twenty fifteen. I'm sorry if I had the Iran might have been two thousand fourteen or sixteen. I feel like it was twenty fifteen.

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 242: Favorite Home Run Derbies

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 242: Favorite Home Run Derbies

"Golden debut concept in baseball podcast. We cover everything major league from spring training who the world theory got your favorite club cover from New York combatant to Elan. Is the. Golden State Media Context Baseball. PODCAST. One End. Welcome back to the GMC baseball podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network. I'm your host Jack Right now and it's going to be tremendous episode. Today. We've got a lot to cover hope everyone's weekend was enjoyable was really nice to sit down and watch sports really all weekend long tons of baseball a lot of basketball for any hoops fans out. There hockey's continuing to war on in football right around the corner a lot of really good stuff to watch this weekend. But I know everyone was very excited to see some action out on the diamond. So for today's episode, I, WanNa get I get into another recap of games from Saturday August fifteenth some really good match up there and then a little update on. The coronavirus testing with another team becoming infected having to cancel games I'll next move into my all-star picks that I. Think would start on the team if there was an all-star matchup this year I know what the covid nineteen situation there won't be a midsummer classic but since it's right around the corner or I should say sits right around that time I figured it. would be fitting to put together an all star team for guys who've been playing very well after that I'll discuss and we'll be dot com top ten young players ranking who they were, where I would have liked to see the players ranked in some players left off the list that I feel should have been added. I'll give my personal top ten young players in. The League right now as well and be sure to stick around for the final segment today. As I'll share my top homerun derby moments over the last few years going way back to my childhood days and some a little bit more recent a lot of really good stuff going on today but I again, I want to get into some recaps of games on Saturday. August fifteenth, and let me tell you what there was a lot of good action I. Mean there's a lot of good solid base more action I'll I kick it off brewers cubs Milwaukee coming out on top six to five and ten really good stuff out in Milwaukee. I mean put up some good spots in a couple of innings three runs in the fourth and. then. They were able to answer and have two runs in the tenth which ultimately led them to that victory. I will say one sign of worry letting up one run in the bottom of the tend to Chicago good thing that didn't let up anymore because again they probably would have either continued to play on or probably would have lost, but it does show that. Their bullpen did a nice job at limiting the amount of runs that were scored in those extra innings. I've assail Garcia's go ahead double. I mean he groped at thing? He absolutely got all over it. Justin. SMOAK also had a really big two run double for Milwaukee. So what a really really good stuff for the brewers in that matchup against their division rival. Next game cardinals and White Sox, and there's actually a double header and this was interesting. As. We all know St Louis had a lot of issues with corona virus testing in a lot of guys. Coming up a positive intesting testing and as a result, they didn't play baseball for sixteen seventeen days. But let me tell you what I gotta give them credit. They came right back to it. It was like they didn't skip one beat at all I game because they had a double headers two seven inning games against the White Sox the first one St Louis jumped out all over Chicago five to one scored four runs in the top of the first Chicago was only able to get one run on the board and that bottom third and. I really. I. Don't I I I was a little bit hesitant about these doubleheaders, the seven inning doubleheaders. But honestly, if it's going to speed up the pace of play in, it's going to accelerate how games aren't. It's going to eliminate dragging out those doubleheaders that are usually nine innings, and then you've got another one coming up in two hours and then there's another nine nine inning game. That's a walk for players. That's a long day at the ball field I mean usually is no matter what. But still having those seven inning doubleheaders I think. They'll be beneficial. Especially, this year and especially with guys are teams having to fit games in in a very short amount of time. Definitely a good idea I have to say rob Manfred definitely hit the nail on the head on that one. So I have to give him credit on that one but. I game in the double header for the St Louis Cardinals and then the second game. Same thing St Louis came out on top six to three over the Chicago White Sox why talks have been struggling lately I mean they're drop into the the last two in the they lost couple over the week really been struggling lately. But again, if I was white sox fan I, wouldn't it would not be a cause of concern they're ten and eleven right now Saint Louis Foreign Three. So I mean you think about it they've only played seven games because they've been out of play for over two weeks. So again, that is another issue that we are continuing to see. In, baseball all of these teams having lopsided amount of games one team has got seven under their belt. The other teams got almost twenty games under their belt. So as we can see, we're starting to witness the issues of this pandemic and how it's starting to affect really every everything in baseball But in the second game Saint Louis and Chicago both Kinda came out slow Chicago actually scored the first run of the game, the bottom of the third and then St. Louis. Answered with a run in the top of the fourth Chicago onto more in the bottom of the fourth. But it was that top five inning that really St Louis blew the gates open scoring four runs Chicago's only. Wasn't able to put up another run on the board, and in Saint Louis added another insurance run at the end with a in the top of the seventh tower Neil hidden absolute moonshot of a home run two run homer that got up all over out of off of his bat and just went flying Paul. Goldschmidt. Also hit a big solo home run. So really day out Paul Goldschmidt and even somebody who's been struggling a little bit this year he's been he hasn't been hitting very well not. You know as well as he normally. Does he's one of the better excuse me but one of the better power hitters in baseball especially at the first base position but he's definitely starting to me. You know, maybe pick it up a little bit here and I think having these two weeks off you know maybe it'll be beneficial i. mean we saw how the Marlins have come back after their long layover I mean they get the they continue to roll on I. Mean they're I in the NFL East right now. So you know maybe layovers of these you know having. These A. I don't know what you want to call them not not the incubation period, but you know the quarantining and the social distancing period that these teams have to go through. Once a positive test does come through and they come back and they start playing again, they seem to be rested and rejuvenated and ready to go. So maybe I don't know maybe the blessing in disguise if you will nother doubleheader on Saturday also the royals and the twins first game the twins took in seven innings for the to Minnesota. Really I mean, the three through fifth innings it was. All. There's I, mean, they score two in the bottom third bottom fourth they scored one in the bottom fit. They scored one Kansas City was able to put on runs in the top of the fifth. But that was about it for them. Nelson Cruz hitting another bomb four hundred and forty eight foot homer really really big stuff out of Nelson Cruz I mean he's been dominating all year long. He's in my opinion the best in the Al Right now no question he's forty years old and he's still hitting bombs. So really good stuff out of Nelson Cruz next game. Royals actually bounce back and took from the twins four to two. So they pretty much just swab scores there Minnesota jumped out all over Kansas City I scoring one run in the bottom of first Kansas City, answered with a run in the top of the second, and then three runs in the top of the fourth for candidate Kansas City is propelled them into a victory with Mary field had three hits on the day I saw something on social media and this actually kind of aggravated me and it said that whip Mary Field I don't remember what you know instagram page it was but. They said that with Mary, field is one of the most overrated baseball players in baseball and I had to sit there and really digest add a little bit and I was very confused by that because he's not a guy you hear about all the time. I mean I watch sports center almost every day and I never hear a word about what Mary field. Now I don't have we'll be DOT COM or. Em TV. So I don't know what it said on. TV necessarily. Go on the apple the time, and there's never anything glaringly obvious about with Mary field. So for somebody to say that he's an overrated player when we don't even hear much about him to begin with I don't know where you come up with that. I don't know how you get to that conclusion but I mean, he's a three hundred hitter he gave me he hits for power. He's a very, very talented baseball player mean he's in his young thirties. So he's still got a couple of years left in him and you know honestly I didn't put him on my and I know I'll get to in my second segment by did not put on my starting lineup for the All star team but he would be clear cut favorite for for a backup and for being reserved no question about it he's he's a very, very good baseball player great hitter. Really I mean hand in Salvador Perez have been holding it down for the royals this year I mean they're nine and twelve right now twins and thirteen and eight. So twenty now they're sitting fairly comfortably in that first place in the AL central especially with Chicago losing two straight Oh yes or a on on Saturday. To. Saint Louis. So you know that's some good stuff for the Minnesota. Twins don't count the royals out also I, mean if win. Mary feel them Peres start getting things to go and you know possibly start picking up the pitching a little bit I mean we could have a totally different conversation the next two weeks and things change very quickly especially in the season I mean one minute team could be in third place and the next minute you see that they're in first place things can change very quickly but they can also make a turn for the worse very quickly as well. If you're putting up, you know like the White, SOx They've they've been on a stretch of losing the last you know five or six days or so and losing two straight to the cardinals especially when the cardinals have just been offered baseball for seventeen days. That's not a good sign if you're the white sox but again, I would not be worried if I was white sox fan. So next game mets phillies a little east divisional rivalry phillies came out on top sixty two and again, Mexican been really disappointing I mean there are nine thirteen this year not a great getting on a great start for them at all I thought that they would be you know very solid second place. Team, but I mean, as we can see, the marlins have completely surprised everybody and that is pushed the braves now two second-place though I mean everything just gets bumped down a little bit filled up. He came out I scored in the top bottom second and then Philadelphia put up five runs in the bottom of the fifth, and that was really the the deal breaker right there and the difference maker in that game aaronow getting his second win of the year going to and one two point five era for him. So really really good start for him as well. I mean one of the better pitchers in the NFL. Young guy he's done a really really nice job the last two or three years and somebody that the phillies are GonNa Count on a lot in that rotation. They don't have a ton of power in that pitching rotation and to have somebody like, Noah, who is a big power pitcher big strike out guy can get a lot of guys out I. think that's going to help them out in the long run jeans hit a solo homer. It was it was a good outing for the Philadelphia Phillies. They move seventy nine on the year. So I mean it was it was a very positive performance for them on Saturday next game. Indians Tigers. CLEVELAND. Coming out on top three to one and you know what Cleveland is knocking on the door. For Minnesota. I mean they are right there. They are nipping on their heels the twin slip up one time and I think they know that I think Minnesota's. Aware, they slip up one time they dropped three or four you know four or five or whatever. In the Indians go in a little bit of a run I mean they're going to be a little bit of a switch and the top of the Central Division there's no question I. Mean they twelve nine like I said they've been playing very very well, don't discredit the twin the tires though I mean, they're nine and nine. Yeah. They've dropped the last two games. They've been playing way better than people had expected Jacoby Jones one of one of the very surprising and bright young stars on that tires team and somebody who's really been leading them in every single hitting category whether it's you know batting average open slugging percentage whatever he's been getting it done at the plate which has been a really really good signed against Shane Bieber. Doing his thing. I mean he's my favorite pitcher in the Al Eleven case last night against the Tigers. Really really good stuff out of Shane Bieber I mean he is impressive and again if you don't know who he is if you haven't heard his name I, don't know if you've been paying attention to the baseball season this year or not, but I mean he He's doing a really really good job this year he's playing baseball at a level that I don't think many pitchers are able to do, and especially at this early on of the season and he actually. tied. A record for third-most through five appearances. Third Most strikeouts this season through five appearances in the division era fifty, four ks in his first five. Starts so again, the guy just continues to rack up records I mean he already had the record of or he had tied the record for most strikeouts between the first two appearances I starting pitcher with twenty seven. You know struck out thirteen in the first game in fourteen in the next whatever it was something like that. So I mean the guy is a CY young candidate player he somebody that we're going to hear a lot about for many years he's four no one point three Oh era really really I mean he's. He's awesome to watch and he's got a lot of good stuff. He's got a great arsenal pitches and again it's just that overpowering. You know speed guys just can't catch up to and if and if you know throw that in with, you know he's got a taller frame he's able to extend further outside the ball comes in much quicker than it. Would for somebody who is shorter so that the distance in which it travels bats don't have as much time to react the already have very little time to react. So Shane, Bieber hats off to you my friend and the Indians coming out with a big three one win over the Detroit Tigers next game braves marlins to one. This is a close one. I mean, this was really close to one and it was scores through six innings for both teams. Braves. Now Move to twelve and ten while the MARLINS are nine and five months continued to get it done I don't know how they're doing it I. Don't again I know I keep saying whatever it might be there something in the water I, don't know. If it's something that they're eating I have no idea but they're playing with an attitude of, Hey, we don't have a whole lot to lose and you know what? They really don't. Because when you think about it, they're young team they don't have a ton of star power. He's Zeigler has been a really big bright spot for them this year though And it's you know it's interesting to watch teams like the MARLINS kind of come out of nowhere you know and and that's I think what the beauty of baseball is that you have teams like the Marlins that. You know seemingly seem You know knock threatening. They don't really seem that they're not a glamorous looking team like the Yankees or the dodgers, but they're getting done and I that they're proving a lot of people wrong and they've they've added some pretty good players in the season like I mentioned Agla was a big pickup for instance, goes for Valley I know he's getting old but again, it's that veteran leadership that they're always looking for and I think that if you know if they continue to build, they continue to improve Brian Anderson he's a he's a he's a good bright spot for them. Also, he's only getting to forty five. This year but four homers, fourteen RBI's eight, ninety three. So pretty solid power numbers of him has not been hitting the last seven games. The only batting one, ninety, two from the plate with four, twenty, three slugging percentage. So his power numbers are down a little bit but don't let that fool you again, there's a lot of time left to play in the season I know that we're just about the halfway point still we have thirty or so games left in the season to to go on very freeman did not hit well, the plate one for four Marcello sooner only went one for three A. Little, bit of a struggle for Atlanta. But they were still able to come out on top getting that one run in the ninth top ninth inning. That was really the difference maker go ahead Run for them to come out on top over the Miami Marlins so good one for the braves. And the next game Tampa Bay and and Toronto That's actually a game that got suspended through four innings because of rain. So they're going to have to make that up on the raise out ahead of the Blue Jays. One nothing. And you know again. When you factor in the pandemic and then sometimes you do have mother nature coming in and doing her thing. Now you've got yourself you know an even bigger twisty because now you have even more games aren't going to have to be cancelled in going to have to make up more games But again, it's not that many. It's only one it a rain delay or was a rain out. So not a huge deal but again, one nothing right now in that one to bottom four game. So you know it probably be picked up eventually not quite a win, but I'm sure that will be resumed at. Some point or another next game athletics giants another you know West Division or a West west coast rivalry between the as and the giants at athletics continuing to dominate coming out on top fifty or seventy six, they moved to fifteen in six on the year giants continue to struggle though they're eight and fourteen and Oakland really did a nice job at sporting out their offense. They usually do you know to runs in the third a run in the six and then four runs in the ninth and San Francisco I mean they put up three runs both the fourth and the seventh? So there they they were. Up On top of the Oakland going into that ninth inning six to three and they blew the lead and they gave up four runs in the ninth. So I mean that's that's a really good sign. If you're Oakland not only are you dominating to start games are also able to put yourself out of holds that you might dig yourself and that is that there's nothing better than you. You know your back's against the wall you're going into the ninth inning and you've got three outs to do whatever you possibly can, and you're able to come out on top and you put up not only one runner to. Runs. But you put up four runs in that ninth inning. That's very hard to do you know usually at that point in the game, you're not seeing big four or five spots in endings and especially in that ninth ending. So good stuff out of the Oakland A.'s no question Mike? Scrim ski having you know another big day had himself a homerun he's hitting well for the giants he's really been a very promising player for them and really kind of I don't want to see the focal point because you know Donovan Solano has also been a a big piece for them but don't count out Mike's Krimsky. Of Pop in his Bat, he's twenty nine. He did come up a little bit later in his career. But sometimes when guys get called up later on in their career, they might wind up playing further into their thirties because they've got a little bit more experience the they've got a little bit more Like I said you know. Experience. But wherewithal end just kind of awareness as a player and a lot more smarts as as an athlete as well. Somebody that has been season's been around the block, a couple of times and being able to have somebody like that. That's always a great great thing. Especially for this giants team that does have a lot of young guys on their team for the most part. So Solano and you give really been holding down for San Francisco. But they're gonNA obviously need a little bit more help you know they can't just do it to people So seventy six in that final. Oakland. Continuing to dominate this year next one. Really the greatest rivalry in baseball opinion yankees red. SOx. Yankees. Coming out on top eleven to five and this was a nice back and forth game Yankees scored to the bottom of the first. Boston scored three in the top thirty Yankees answered with two in the bottom of the fourth and they put up seven runs between the sixth and seventh inning four in the bottom six three in the bottom seven. Boston was only able to put up to in that top of the ninth. But at that point it's too. Late for the RED SOX and Boston continues to struggle I mean, six fifteen. This is one of the worst starts at I've seen Boston have I. Think probably my lifetime really Yankees again, they're jumping all over teams. Oh, they're fourteen and six now clint frazier had five RBI's on the. So I mean you're factoring in one guy had almost urge just about half of your offense. That's pretty good that is really really good evolving moves to one and two he got the laws he's really been struggling in. Evolve is your top pitcher in your rotation right now with a five point, nine, three era I mean he's probably the first option for them right now that's not a good sign that is not that's not a good thing to have you know sales continue to recap from the Tommy John Surgery price four, Celera both gone. So you're losing a lot of pieces in that rotation that was at one point very strong. Dominant starting rotation that did a really really nice job for you know couple of years. Now, we're starting to see the effects of it of them not being around anymore, and Boston is now really starting to struggle I mean they are they're swimming at the bottom with the Blue Jays at this point and and the fact that the orioles and I can't believe the orioles are continuing to do what they've done to the orioles game and a little bit. But they're continuing to put up a lot of surprising numbers. They've got a lot of guys that are just been hitting the. Heck out of the ball and to Miami to Baltimore I mean again like the Miami Marlins I mean in general this twenty twenty year is very odd and I think that having Baltimore and Miami two teams that are in you know the first or second maybe third spot in their division that are usually at the bottom barrel of the division having them all of a sudden you know rise through the rankings I think he's just adding to the weirdness of twenty twenty but that's okay. That's all right and it's still you know a lot of fun to watch the unconventional teams. Kind of rise up and start doing their thing and start to play well, also next game Mariners Astros Astros come out on top two to one a really really close one Houston scored two runs early on they scored one in the bottom of the second scored one in the bottom of the fourth and Seattle scored on one in the top of the eighth. But that was really it. Yuli Gurriel, Solo home run was a big one for Houston It really good stuff out of Christian, Havi, air five ks in in six innings again, a team that you know they're. Kind of fallen on hard times a little bit I. Mean they've got Zach Frankie did pitch well, the other day in his debut on Berliners out though and is no longer with the team. So they've lost a good bit of the Dow cycles not around anymore either so I mean that's three really solid all-star if not cy young candidate players and they're all off your rotation and you used to have them at one point now, Zach ranking is still around. So that is a good sign that he's still there but good stuff out of Christian Havi Air Really Nice Job So Astros moved to ten and ten mariners seven fifteen I really thought that Seattle when they were about four, nine, five, nine that they were going to make a little bit of a run but I mean ever since then they've only won three games. So in three or two or three games so it has really not pay plan our panned out. Well, for them at all Houston moves to perfect or an even five, hundred, their ten and ten right now on the year again, they're not doing well, not they're not doing well at all having a really really talk year and I do I think that it has anything to do with the off season allegations in that whole scandal maybe. possibly. But I don't want to necessarily point the finger right at that I think it's also just a matter of you know altuve as not hitting well they'd say are I'd say you know having now Michael Brain leads been a bright star for them. He's been hitting the ball. Well, he's really been carrying the load. So his Carreira Bregman. Has, been. Struggling girls been in and out of the lineup. So I mean they've got some guys that have really been missing essentially that if the there have been missing in that they're play it's been missing from the lineup so they could start to turn things around here. I, mean twenty games into the season they still have two thirds of the way. To Go, they could make some miraculous turnaround. But then if that happens, it will make me wonder are going to be any people out there saying, Oh, I wonder if they're cheating Oh, I wonder if they're you know this the other I really don't think that they're going to go back to that way I think that they've they got caught. The cat's out the bag. They can't do anything about it. Now everybody knows it's out in the air. Everybody is aware of it just move on and we all get it that what they did was not right was not okay. But you know at this point, let's just move on with watching baseball. So we'll see if the are able to turn things. Around and their season next game warned US nationals and the Orioles continuing to rock and roll, and I can't believe I'm going to say this they are twelve and eight this year. Yes. They are twelve and eight. They beat the national seven to three and jumped out all over. Don't nationals score two runs in the bottom the first quarter runs in the. Bottom of second and put up runs in the bottom fourth-bottom sixth and bottom eight. So again, very spread out offense able to score in different innings throughout the entire game. Really good stuff out Pedro Severino Reno two run double for him and you know Carbon Guinea his first loss of the year he's got a three point nine, one era Gordon's. Like, keep mentioning he's he's a very good third option in a rotation. He's a very good third option a rotation especially with Strasbourg ensures being the main two guys in that. Top Five. Starting pitching Anibal Sanchez has really not been doing well I. mean he has been struggling would be an understatement He's been really really having a hard time this year. So again, having Corden, you know maybe starting to pick up the slack I mean getting the laws as always not a good thing. But I, won't say the nationals as a whole are struggling move to seven and eleven on the year and for them coming off of a world series win I really didn't expect them to. Come out making a huge splash in the beginning of the year I really did now do I think that they could do what they did last year and then turn it around all of a sudden me. I don't know maybe I. I think that it's going to be a matter of you know they're they're gonna be against the clock, and if they don't start acting sooner rather than later before you know what they're going to be six or seven, maybe even eight games under five hundred, and then by that time you know we've got. Under thirty games left and they're going to have to really play perfect baseball through the rest of the year. So it will be interesting to see the nationals finished that they can turn things around themselves but I wanNA see other oils finish out I wanna see how strong they can finish, and if they can make a case for second place if they can really try and elbow their way past the raise and who knows, maybe they can dethrone the Yankees in the Al. East next game padres, diamondbacks, this was a very, very close one. diamondbacks coming out on top seven to six padres dropping the last two on a little bit of a losing streak and I know that a two-game losing streak in the grand scheme of things. It's not huge. But in the season like this, you don't. WanNa. Have you know losses pile on top of losses because that's just a never that's never good song that's never ever a good sign at all San Diego scored the first round of the game in the top of the first and Then Arizona scored the next run of the game in the bottom of the fourth, and then they were able to score four in the bottom of the sixth to in the bottom of the seventh and saint ails able to attack on the top of the eight and two and three in the top of the ninth. So I mean there's a back and forth game of is back and forth baseball game, and that's what you love to see out of these two and West rivals and. Fernando Totti's continuing to dominate from the plate, his nine home run. This season I, mean the guy's twenty one years old. He's twenty one years old and he's hitting nine home runs. I know twenty one year olds that are still in college that's wild to think about you got a two totally opposite ends of the spectrum of twenty one year old one is still in school and the other one is hitting four hundred and fifty foot home runs, and he's leading the League in home. Runs next to Aaron. Judge, that's pretty unbelievable your we're going to hear more about him in the third segment today about my young players because he without question is one of the top young players in baseball. So tough loss with the padres but Goodwin for the for the diamondbacks maybe they're starting to get things going there ten and eleven. Now they've they've strung together a couple of wins and I know that I've mentioned that they've been a little bit disappointing 'cause I originally. Touted them as a good solid second place team in that West. But now, I'm starting to see that it's really going to be a three way fight for first place between the dodgers rockies the padres next Game Rangers N. Rockies Rain just coming out on top over Colorado six to four Colorado did score the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the second Texas answered with one in the top of the third and then tune the top of the fifth. Colorado. was. Able to score one in the bottom of the eighth one in the bottom the ninth. But it was really eight three run top of the eighth inning for the Rangers that was the difference maker Rangers moved to ten to nine while the rockies twelve eight. So again, we're all floating around that eleven eleven twelve and eight, thirteen, nine record right now between the dodgers rockies and the padres. So now I should say fifteen and seven because the dodgers are now fifteen and seven but. Still you're all in that, you know very similar. Range if you will in similar. Winning percentage. So it's GonNa be a fight. It's GonNa be a fight and it's going to be think a down to the wire finish this year in the NFL west Derek. Dietrich hit a three run homer for the Rangers he's been a big pickup for them I. Know that he was cut and then he got signed to a minor league deal and picked up by the Rangers he's the guy that just brings. A lot of power and his bat, and if he if you're lucky, you know maybe you'll get a year where he hits, you know twenty plus thirty plus runs. But again, you just want to have that power in your lineup and having him produce three runs for them himself. I. Mean. That's that's really good I mean that's half of the runs coming from one guy and that's why you want power guys in your. Lineup. So next game actually the last game of the evening dodgers angels dodgers coming out on top in ten innings sixty five, they moved to fifteen and seven will the angels are seven and fourteen angel continuing to struggle I mean they're really having a hard time Max monthly with the go ahead sacked fly in the top of the tenth inning daughter scored the first four runs of the game able to jump I. Should say they scored the angels the first two runs of the game, and then the dodgers answered back in the top of the second and the top of the third to runs a piece angel able to put on one in the bottom third and two in the bottom of the fifth and the daughter's tacked on one in the top of the seventh and the ultimate winning run in the top of the tenth. Dodgers team continues to show why they're so dangerous I. Mean They can get it done no matter what point of the game no matter what way they have to do it if it's Max monthly having to had a sack fly then that's GonNa that's that has to happen couple of guys with some really big days from the play cody bellinger to four Aj Politics for five mookie Betts, when two for five mookie Betts having a great year in his first year in the La dodgers three Oh nine. Batting average with at one thousand and fifty s having a really solid season especially in that leadoff spot which I mean having a guy with an over one thousand in that leadoff position. Again I've said this before and I'll say this again, I'll continue to say you need that that is crucial to have. That's a guy that's getting on base at least five to six times out of ten and have a leadoff guy that gets on that much in baseball. That's a that's a that's a huge positive in. Your plus column if you will because not a lot of teams have a guy that can be that productive in that leadoff spot. So great win for the dodgers again, moving the fifteen and seven, and they're still controlling that first place position right now in the NFL west. Now, the one game that was postponed and it was a besides the Blue Jays and the raise the pilots and the reds, and as we know or we if you are not aware the reds have now had a couple of cases I. Think, it's just only one case on their team that is that's been a positive case for the krona virus. The entire weekend series has been canceled with the Pittsburgh Pirates. So again, we're starting to see these effects of these guys that are not able to follow protocols. I. Don't know the inside and out of it I don't know if there was you know what the allegations that the Marlins had with going to a nightclub or with the cardinal going to Casino I. Don't think it's necessarily that with the reds. I mean as it has not been revealed which Cincinnati player it was, but both teams are having to make these games possibly in the future they do have an off day on Monday. So we could possibly see somebody might might see a double a seven inning double header on that day but won't you know? And just. Continues to add on continues to add on not Davidson Woods the last reds player to test positive and he was placed on the injured. List, on July. Twenty fifth. So I mean they haven't had an issue for quite some time and then they started having some issues and. I mean. It just. It just kind of adds to twenty twenty, right. It's just another thing that we've got to deal with and I I was listening to sports sportscenter last night and there hasn't been no positive cases every day since July twenty six like the last day that there wasn't like at least one positive case in regard July twenty sixth. So everyday since then there's been at least one positive case now, it's been able to be controlled in certain situations and others not so much but still the fact that you've got that many days about three weeks of just straight cases. We need to do something we need to fix this something needs to be done before it's too late I think it's not going to be too late because we're already halfway through the season. So unless there is some wild widespread outbreak amongst four different teams all in the same division I, really don't think it should be a cause of concern because until then until that point happens, everything should be a okay and everybody should you know again just be careful be cautious be responsible but. We're going to keep moving forward as if seasons are going to continue on which will and things are GonNa keep picking up and it's GonNa be exciting finish this year. So that'll do it for us in this first segment put stay right there folks because after the commercial I'll be back picking my starting all star teams for both the NFL and Al and sharing I. Think you know urged sharing which players I think have been having some of the best years in their career and who are the top players in the league so far this year we'll be right back here on the GMC baseball podcast. The ultimate dopfer everything's for the Golden state media context or pod cash. Should I say more from the NFL MLB the NBA MMA awe in here the golden state media concepts, sports broadcast listen. Welcome back to the TSMC baseball podcast Jack Right. Now, we're still with you and in our last segment, I gave my usual rundown of games from August fifteenth. Games that happen some Cova nineteen updates with the reds. Now, being another team to fall victim to the pandemic with players testing positive in their locker room don't go anywhere after this folks because later on I'll be ranking my favorite homerun Derby of the last ten years which ones were very memorable for me in which not so much. I WanNa now stick with the All Star Week field since we would be approaching the All Star game with it being the halfway mark of the shortened season. So I want to put together my all star team that I think would be selected for this. Year. I'll go through all positions in the AL and NL and give some thoughts on who I think should start who could make a push to start an anyone who's been a surprise this season. So get into it with the AL and I have to say the talent seems to be mostly in the NFL this year but that doesn't mean there aren't any players in the AL who have been move you know having remarkable years themselves I'll start off in the right field position and I gotta say I put Aaron Judge out there no question this shouldn't come as a shock either because. Judge once again, doing his thing this year leading the AL and homers with nine and PS with a one, thousand, one, hundred and one clip. The Guy has been flat out crushing the ball not to mention he leads the alien slugging percentage with seven fifty eight percent fifty points higher than the second place person brandon low he would be clear cut favorite for being a starting right field for the All star Game I mean one the Homerun Derby a couple years ago he's been an all star he's been an MVP caliber player silver. Slugger I mean the guy can do it. All I mean, the guy is a natural born cater and he's going to be around in this league for many many years to come. So he would be my starting right fielder my starting center fielder again should not come as a shock i. mean it'd be another obvious one might trout in my opinion I think a lot of people would also agree with this the best baseball player in the League in terms of just five tools, and when you talk about a five tool player might trout is. Your perfect example of a five tool player hitting three eight this year with eight homers and sixteen RBI's an incredible fielder. He's yet to come in an era of the year. Arguably I mean again, he's the only legit five to a player in my mind and he would be the only guy that I think could start out in Centerfield this year in the Al for the All Star Game. Now, he does not have as many at-bats as he usually does around only sixty or so because he didn't miss some time because of paternity leave. But that does not mean that he's still not dominating. He's having an unbelievable year and he would be without question my starting center fielder. Now to the left field, this would be an interesting one t Oskar Hernandez blue. Jays. leftfielder has been tattooing the ball like the other two outfielders tied for third in the League with homers with seven he's been on a tear recently hitting three ten in his last seven games three homers storing to really heat up and a highly touted player as a minor leager. So now he's starting to come into his Own really become the professional player that people were looking to see him become and he's really starting to blow up. Now let me tell you what if there wasn't all star game no question he'd be on this team now into the infield portion of it first base this was a tough one. This was a hard pitch position to pick for me because there wasn't a lot of guys in the Al that are dominating at the first base position but luke wait for the Yankees I I mean I think he's a big power hitter not. To mention, he is on the Yankee. So that does help his stock a little bit but having his strength at the plate five homers five or six slugging percentage he does tend to strike out a good bit striking out in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, five at bats. So you know if you're rounding those up twenty strikeouts to sixty events those about a third of the time he striking out but his pop in the bat is you know where it's at the numbers how he's been able to put together so far they I mean. That's what has really struck out to me not to mention he's hitting two, seventy, three and four power guy very solid average and guy that you know usually if you just have a street power guy, they're not hitting for higher than two fifty to sixty, but he's able to hit for two seventy plus so overall a very solid hitter I would put him at first base. Second base would continue with the Yankees theme. Now deal make you did go down last night with a sprained thumb on Saturday August fifteenth so we'll see if he'll. Be, back you know and if he's GonNa be alright or healthy, but nonetheless, I mean obviously the All Star game is not going to happen. So it doesn't really matter but I would pick dj it'll make you as my second baseman I, mean, the guy's six, four, six, five, second baseman. He's putting together a second straight career year leading the AL with four twenty, nine average one of the few guys in the League over four hundred and if he keeps putting up the numbers, he's been putting up so far. It's only going to get better. I mean the only got two homers but a one point zero, three, one, zero pm in seventy at bats. so He's been very consistent and it's clear. It's not a fluke for him hitting four over four hundred. That is something that is very achievable for him to do this year. Also leads the AL hits with thirty. So guy who was born hitter and having yet again another. Caliber. Year I gotta tip my hat to Dj make you. I would totally put him second second base now on a mentioned would be brandon low he second. In the AL having a very good year hard to compete with you though WHO's hitting you know way over four hundred but I again, Brennan brand low would be a great backup in the All Star game. He'd be a fantastic back and he would he would one hundred percent make it but again if if Lemay were to not be it was not having the year that he's having. I would stick brandon low there because he's been playing Mary well for the Tampa Bay rays over the shortstop Bobishenko. This might be shocked to put this guy in the starting lineup with him being so young, but his numbers have been doing the talking clearly at batting three, fifty, five homers one point four, eight, zero ps only sixty bats but still puts up high numbers and under seventy ABC's He's twenty two years old he great year last year hitting three eleven but didn't get a lot of attention I mean being on the Blue Jays does not help your case again. I don't know if anybody else out there agrees with me on that or not. But if you're on a team that is very good and that has a lot of publicity surrounding it, you're going to get recognized much much more. It's just it's obvious and it's a very apparent. So if you're on Blue Jays, the little old Blue Jays and you're dead last in the Al East it's going to be hard to get any notoriety when you know the top dogs in that same division, all their players are getting noticed. So Boba Shit I, think is going. To be a guy that should be noticed made mention of much more starting the bubble to the surface and really getting the recognition he should get one of the best young players in the MLB someone who we will hear much more about as time goes on and we will hear more about in my next segment when I get into the top young players in baseball or the third base position Renato New Nunez hard hitting third baseman for the Orioles and with their start I have to give props to someone who's been a big part for for. Of their you know a great hitting them being one of the best hitting teams in the MLB this year, the last seven games he's really been doing damage. I mean eleven for twenty seven from the plate, three bombs and eight fifteen percentage. So another guy who's been heating up lately from the plate and would fit in nicely as the third baseman for the AOL. In an all star game I mean having an eight fifteen slugging percentage that is unbelievable. That is unheard of now it's only over a seven game span. Yes I know. So it's not a whole. Lot of baseball, but still it doesn't matter. He's hitting that. Well over that over a week's period I mean imagine if he starts doing that on a consistent basis, maybe not to that level but on a consistent basis in general, he's GonNa have a monumental year for the orioles and he's just one of the many guys I mean Severino Ramirez couple guys on that and on in that lineup for the Orioles who've been playing unbelievable baseball lately, and the reason why they're twelve and why they're knocking on the door in the Al East so for the pitching position. Hands Down Best Pitcher, in the AL wiping Shane Bieber mean he's got a one point five, two era third in the AL is three and now he's four no in his five games and he's got fifty four ks over the over that stretch again, you know Third with their record was think he's tied for third for the most strikeouts. Over five game appearance and fifty four, and he's been really mowing players down left and right having a really really you know great year recent you know recently only struck out for a couple of games ago but again, he's not been lower than eight ks this year in terms of you know strikeout game. So a really efficient starting pitcher who I think could come away as the young cy young winner this year no question and I think he's you know my favorite I. Know I mentioned last week in my last episode about top CY young candidates. He's right there on my list I think he would. Probably. Win It if I was voting and if I had a say in anything I would vote him I next over the catcher position. Salvador Perez very season. Catcher. For the royal has been having an awesome year eight in the alien batting average hitting three, eighteen, four homers and an eight fifty nine Oh ps one a better backstop catchers in the League Great Defensive Catcher. He's been an all star six other time so I mean it's no shock to him and and it's something that doesn't come as a shock to him being named onto an all star team. He's continued to prove why he's one of the best catchers in League and He's really been holding down for the royals I mean, they've been kind of struggling lately. So the present bat in the lineup and also his veteran leadership at definitely adds to you know possibly how royals could you know maybe wind up this year if they do get things going sooner rather than later but I would definitely put Salvador Perez as at the catcher position and then the D. H. Nelson Cruz, the big fellow, the old guy whatever you WanNa call him doesn't matter because he's been so dominant from the plate this year hitting three, forty, two and seventy, six at bats six, home runs twenty one rb is leading the Al.. RBI's and really one of only three guys with twenty or more about it in continuing to put up monster numbers at the age at it's definitely an all out all star caliber year for him without question I mean really without question. So now I WANNA move over to the NFL which I think has a lot of talented players and a lot of players that could make cases for being in the starting lineup. Couple of guys that I mean if you ask ten different people, you probably get ten different answers to that. It's that hard to select one notable guy in some of these positions. So all started again in the right field. Charlie block man you can't leave him off any. You're not MVP nuts over slugger and not all star because the guy has been crushing the ball, which I think is a little bit of an understatement for him with how well he's been hitting the ball I. Mean He leads the NL Ellen hits batting a whopping four, forty, seven, average three homers twenty rb is. Similar. RBI numbers to Nelson. But over a hundred points higher in batting average with a one point and he's got a a one point one, two, seven, Oh pious. So it would be a head scratcher to not happen start. He's been too good. But a big part of the rockies success to Blackman. So you know he's been a big part of their success and. A deserving of starting position and I think that he could. He could probably be the most legitimate contender to hit four hundred this year I really do believe that. Do I think that digital may will maybe but I think Blackman has I mean if you were to put a bet down on black men right now to wit to bat over four hundred, I think you'd walk away with. A very very confidently I mean at least I would and I'm not a betting man, but I would bet money on black men to hit over four hundred this year now, Bryce Harper has been having himself an impressive year to if someone said, he would he should start I'd at least listen he's batting three forty much better than what he had last year a one point one, three, six. Seven two slugging percentage in the last fifteen games. So he would be at least on the reserve squad but he's definitely been having a huge year himself and then mookie betts and nick cost the honest. They would also be very viable candidate beds having a very solid year in his first year as a dodger batting three. Oh. Nine CASTANZA's sowing the rankings for possibly an MVP type year for him. So two other candidates to start but again, hard to compete with the guy who's hitting almost four fifty and he's really been flirting with five hundred, which is even more mind-blowing I mean. Who who who would have thought that somebody could even come close to hitting five hundred I mean you heard in the off season before the season started Oh somebody might hit four, hundred this year but five hundred I think that would you know way out of the question? For him to know his way towards that that's pretty impressive. So Charlie blackmon would start in the right field centerfield stalling morte. Now, a lot of you may have just said, why in the world would you pick him? Well, let me tell you why he's batting three, sixty two, which is seventy plus points higher than his average from a year ago, and he's on his way to his only three hundred plus here he's also having a career high in a PS nine, seventy two, he's got ten RB. Is Great Power numbers for him as well, and he's got a five thirty, six slugging percentage a guy who when he wants to play. Well, he can really be a force to be reckoned with in the field and he's got a pretty good glove again when he wants to play and it seems like there's a little bit of a resurgence with him in Arizona and living in Pittsburgh and watching a lot of pirates games having a lot of pirates friends, a lot of firms that are pirates fans You know having family that are pirates, pirates, fans you start to see. You know the day in day out of what it's like to be a pirates fan and there was a struggle to see you know starling Marseille You know sometimes you know kick the ball around out in the outfield make a foolish mistake on the base path I think that's where he really struggles is. Running the basis I think sometimes, he just makes them boneheaded mistakes and it's kind of like, why did you? Why did you try to go for three there when you should have just stayed at second base but again, I think he's in a position. Now he's in a place where you know they could make the playoffs they're at least a playoff. I. Don't WanNa. Say contender caliber team, but they're much more playoff oriented team than the pirates are i. mean the pirates are just flat out bad and I I hate to say that, but they are they're just flat out bad and as a result I think that that had to probably do with his attitude and his field towards playing for the pirates not saying that he was doing it on purpose but I think now playing for a team that is a legitimate team that has good players. You know we'll hear from about one of his teammates is on my all star team as well. I think that adds to it a little. Bit I think that adds to our guys a motivation and guys desire and will to play and play well and play at the at the best possible level that he can play. So I, think that having him diamondbacks uniform is going to suit him well for his career. So He's my starting center fielder now over in left Field Jesse Winkler, like cost Janos for the reds winkler is having a tremendous year leading the NFL and PS with a one point, one, six, percent three, sixty, five, batting average. He could be on his way to his first three hundred sitting season. He's leading the League in on base percentage with a four, eighty, four clip. Eight walks on the year and a night in nineteen hits and fifty two at bats of someone who has really done a nice job at getting on base in would find himself. You know on his in his lone, all star team this year you know so far in his career I could see him becoming an all star for years to come and again watch out for this team and maybe not this year, and maybe we were all a little bit a little bit. Aggressive in terms of hey, they're going to be really good this year they picked up Mustafa's and Kosti on this they're going all the way maybe it's going to take a little bit more time. Maybe it's going to take a couple of years maybe it's not going to be this year, but you know maybe it's going to be two years down the road or three years down the road especially with guys like Jesse Winkler and having some solid pitching behind them Trevor Bauer Sunny Gray. Going to add up for them it's going to add up for them in the long run and I think that the reds are going to be a team that you know again, maybe not this year but maybe down the road that they'll actually be a legitimate contender in the NFL central shortstop position. Now, I'm going to move into the infield jump around a little bit shortstop. No question gotta be Fernando, Totti's junior I mean if you haven't heard about this guy yet either you haven't been falling baseball, you haven't been listening to the GMC baseball podcast or you just haven't been watching any sports because it's twenty one year old slugger is setting the League on fire right now with his hot start hitting three one with eight homers and Eighteen Rbi's now he's got nine homers. Really good numbers out of him and not to mention over in one thousand PS as well and to be twenty one and doing this is even more incredible. No question would he make the All Star Team? This year really's one of the young players in the League also somebody that you know somebody to watch out for somebody to pay attention to for. You know if not this year for many many many years to come Donovan, Solano is another shortstop I think could possibly make the starting lineup. He is batting forty four, the only other four, hundred header in the L. But Totti's does have twenty more at bats than him, which really stands out to me in terms of who should get the start plus top you t has hit more homers than him also so I would probably have to give start to talk peace but again I think Donovan Solano would definitely be a great reserve or backup on the All star team moving to second base could. Tell Morte. The other Mateo on the diamondbacks who's been having a really good year himself. Batting three, twenty, five, not great power. Those only got a seven, eighty, six PM. So someone who more of a contact guy. But he does a great job of being that contact guy he's third in the NFL and hits with twenty six as a solid glove at second and all-star. Last year is continuing on the strong season. He had a year ago putting up numbers like from all over the place really I mean he's able to spray the ball around the field really having a nice job I'd have to. Get him or give him a starting spot. If there was an all star game, this year I think Qatar Morte is going to be one of the better second basements to come not only this year but again, next year and the year after that. Now, third base for me this was again like it was tough for me like in the Al for the first base third base, I'd have to give it to Justin Turner but again. I'm not so confident on that right I'm not super confident on that selection I. do think that there are other guys that could you'd make a case for a struble Cabrera being one of 'em Turner, a sixteen rb is with an eight twenty eight. He's been doing a good job of bringing runs. I have to give him that especially with the high power dodgers offense I mean he just adds to it doesn't draw a ton of walks but as a guy that can get on base, he's clutch and he's got a good glove over at third I'd have to give him the nod and start him over Asdrubal. Cabrera, he's got a crooked hitting seventy, six, four homers and thirteen RBI's nine, forty, two PM to fairly even third baseman Cabrera having a couple, a number's higher than Turner and vice versa. So I could see Willie either one of these guys starting I mean if you again, if you ask ten people, he'd probably get five inches per cabrera and five for Turner or get six. Return Four for Cabrera seven for Cabrera four, three fraternal, whatever it might be you get a lot of different answers out of people I don't think it would be a unanimous selection over at first base. One of the best left handed hitters in the League Freeman I mean setting two to seventy such a smooth swing on him only three homers and twelve what he's been A. Big Impact, I for this team as he's always been for Atlanta last seven games, he's really woken up batting four seventeen from the plate and with how well he can hit this makes him a prime candidate for the first base position in the All Star game. I really think that this would be a year that Freddy Freeman would no question the all star team in. Probably, be a starter over the pitching position. Now, Sonny Gray, I mean I could not leave him off a my starting lineup, but just could not do it. I mean. Is it a shock is A. AM. Shocked. I'm picking him no, and I don't think anyone else should be because grades went absolutely dealing this year so far he leaves the in innings, pitched wins and strikeouts. He's four in one right now with a two point Oh five era forty, five KS in thirty two thirds of innings of work. He's been a great help for the reds team with him and Trevor Bauer, this could be a deadly one two punch percents the end to rotation guys. We could see a lot for the next few years and. Comparing them to another team that's really got a fantastic one, two punch at the nationals and we all know what the nationals did last year so. Nothing that. Nothing that the reds are going to go to the world series anytime soon. But I'm saying that if you've got the makeup of a team that has to really solid starting rotation guys you've got. Really solid hitting casinos, winkler, joey bottles getting older. But you know Joey Votto in you've got guys that are Mike Moussaka. So you've got guys that are able to get it done at the plate I really see a lot of hope in this team I really a lot of hope and maybe I'm wrong. But you know I mean as as a fan of a division rival in the Milwaukee brewers. It does scare me a little bit going against the reds because. I, think they are a formidable opponent for sure but I mean it's not shocking that gray should be starting on this team I. Really think that he's one of the best if not the best pitcher in the NFL right now this year. So he would start on my all star team and then for the CATCHER JT Real Muto. I think he's the best catcher in the NFL and probably maybe in baseball I mean he's sitting to seventy three with a one point four to. Eight homers and that's something you don't see a lot out of catchers are these big power numbers and for guy to be hitting that well, both power and just in general shows how much he has in potential for years to come twenty RBI's for him this year. So he can really generate a lot of offense refilling and he's continued to build off of the year. He had before and keeps improving me. It makes me very excited to see how well he will progress as a player and moving forward I. Think he's going to have a very bright future as a baseball player a Catcher, this league for a long long time and then designated hitter. arguer I'm quietly regular has been having a monster year batting three, eight, four homers fifteen be is a lot of power powered his bat but to see him with a higher than three hundred average in my in in over fifty at bat is an incredible sign and for me, that's a really good sign for the Marlins. He isn't a great fielder. So he is a prime candidate for someone to thrive with this. Universal. H Now, you know that rule goes through both leagues. As of this year, he has a number to be on all star team and especially in a starting role. So I think that's I think that's a legitimate selection for designated hitter I. Know He's a first baseman but I think that having him over at D. H. is going to suit them much more in an all star game situation and I think. That would really elevate his chances of making an all star team. So that's how I'd see the all star team this year. If it were to happen unfortunately this year, we will not have the mid-season classic first time since World War Two actually that the all star game has been played but you know what? It's still foreign speculate and to still wonder who would be an all star this year. So that'll wrap. It up for us in our second segment here on the GS MC baseball podcast. Thanks again for tuning in coming up. 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Great to have you all still with me today Jack Right now again, and we just wrapped up discussing who I would have in my starting all star teams in which players I feel would make the team. If there was an all star game, this year want to notice goes to the top ten young players ranking by an we'll be dot com and the players they selected in which players I feel should be on that list and then I'll. Give, my ranking of the top ten young players name will be right now. So for starters, the number one player on this list is no shock I think and will be dot com did get this one right I think they did a good job with the first the first to at least from one to ten list their rankings number one, Fernando Totti's junior number two wants Soto number three Lewis Robert Number four, Ronald Acuna number five dustin may number six kyle. Lewis. Number seven, bow. Number eight cody bellinger number nine Chris Paddock and number ten Hayes Ardo. So now that I look at it a little bit more I, think having bellinger who out of all of these players and you think about it, there's ten very legitimate baseball players on. Hear me personally, I'm not completely sold on a number three Lewis Robert, and I'm also not sold on number nine Chris Paddock. We'll hear a little bit more later on about. that. But I think that having cody bellinger, who is the reigning MVP? He is an multiple time. All Star. He's won silver slugger He has proved himself in this league time in and timeout having him at eight I. Think is a little bit of a little bit of an insult and I don't know if they're basing it off of just this year I know that a lot of guys were not twenty five years old they were they were all younger than twenty five years. Old. So this could possibly be just under twenty five players because there are a lot of twenty, five year olds in the MLB that are unbelievable I mean Shane Bieber exactly Zach couple of guys that I think. Would you know I don't know how they were left off this list but they were left off this list for whatever reason. But I still think that cody bellinger who? Is An MVP and who has proved himself having him at eight I think is a little bit of an insult. I would not have him at that position at all I. Think I would probably have him in my top three quite frankly So you know maybe maybe not number one, maybe number one I don't know that's again we'd have to see on on that. But. I think that you know todd is hard to topple down with how well he's been playing. But if we are going off career than bellinger would top this list no question soda with someone who is going to be lethal for many years. He's already had the experience of winning a world series of twenty-one. He's hitting the mess out of the ball this year at four twelve. With. Five homers and twelve RBI's but it's the feeling that worries me and and I think that's the biggest asterix by right now, he has a hard time reading fly balls. He's got a good arm, but it's just the footwork and it reminds me a little bit of how Harper was Bryce. Harper when he was young in DC. But Soto has that world series. Win. Under his belt and that makes them stand out on this list and quite frankly I think that if you're talking about top twenty, one year old baseball players I mean not in Soda are the best in that regard I mean in that age range, they are unbelievable. One Sotto is playing and has played like he's twenty eight years old and he looks like he's been in the. Pros for the last six, seven, eight years. So having him too I think that's probably one of the most legit rankings that they had on that list in my opinion Kyle Lewis is also name that has been floating around a lot and on an otherwise uninteresting mariners team. He is definitely a big bright spot for them drives in runs he for an average and power. Not to mention draw a good bit of walks gets on base. He really has a lot of pieces to that can add up to being a big time player in this league for some time that six spot I think is the most accurate list for him I. Think he's been very solid so far. So I think that Lewis at six and Soto at to think those are. Pretty solid locks, very solid locks, but I will say. I think Lewis could actually climb the ladder a little bit I think that he's got a lot of upside I. Think he's got a lot of potential. He's batting over three hundred this year or if not close to it, he's got you know he's on a team that he could potentially shine on because again, it's a very lackluster mariners team. They don't have a whole bunch of pieces. So if he starts doing really well, even better than he is now and starts kind of building his career in Seattle he's either going to in the next five or six years see himself as a mariner for the life for his first for lifetime for his entire career or he's going to eventually. Leave get out you know lead through free agency, whatever it might be, and he could find himself on a bigger name team and again I think that and I know I mentioned earlier in the show today I think that having. Being on a team and having a team that has a lot of notoriety I know I mentioned last segment with Luke voight and how he's on the Yankees, you just get more publicity you get more notoriety people pay attention to you. More people are more likely to click on the Yankees game as opposed to the mariners game. They're more likely to look at the Yankee stats as opposed to the mariners stats. So as a result, Guy Kyle Lewis, they kind of fall by the wayside and we never hear about them which. is unfortunate because Carl Lewis again, a fantastic fantastic talent. So look to see him continue to make a name for himself and continue to really corvallis fought in that under twenty five year old ranking in the An ob right now, I really think that if he continues to put together a career that he's done so far and he's got a he's put together the year that he's put together so far and he does it for years to come I think that we're going to hear. Kyle Lewis his name much much more. Boba shed is someone who I think could be an also this year also having him at Seventh I. Think. It's fair. I do think he could be or I do think that he could be as good or better than Rome. Lacuna yes. Absolutely. So I could see those two switching spots because Kenya is that good a player the beset does need to work on the glove a little bit and leads the Blue Jays Ariza's here Acuna. Does have a very solid glove so that might be why he's a little bit higher on a list but I mean he's sitting over three fifty he's got five run I mean he's. Doing a really nice job from the plate this year, and he's really an exciting piece for that young Blue Jays team and you know when we hear about all these young teams that have all these young players you know, we hear about the the athletics we'll hear about the padres or so on and so forth nobody is really talking about the Blue Jays and I think that it might just because might be because of the league that they're in the division that they're in the east. You know you're always focusing on the Yankees and then you have to raise playing. Very well, and then the you the orioles are coming out to shock and the red SOx stink. So you know the Blue Jays again, they kinda just get put on the on the back burner and they get put up on the top shelf and nobody really pays attention to them. I think that in the next five years we're going to see and if that and that is if everybody on the rays are on the bluejays excuse me if everybody on the Blue Jays can stay healthy can stay on the team Kevin, Bijou bogut flawed Amir Guerrero junior high and Rintje. Jin. Ryu. He was a big pickup for them in the off season adding some good pitching on their rotation. This could be a team that you know. It's kind of like how the Orioles right now they are a little lackluster for a couple of years. I'm a really tough time getting anything going, and then all of a sudden you know they're surprising everybody and having a twelve and eight record through the first twenty games like the orioles are doing right now. So I think that as time goes on, we will hear more about the Blue Jays and shut and company. So I'm really excited to see how he develops as a player again needs to work on the glove, but I think having him at that seventh spot is very legitimate. Dustin as another guy also very impressed with not only with his ability, but also his confidence getting the opening day starter after Kershaw went down with an injury. He came in played like he had been in the majors for years. I. Mean sure he had a little bit of a slow start but man to settle in after that has been one of the top pitchers in the dodgers organization a guy with a lot of potential for this team. Great fastball really good ground ball pitcher. So someone can get out in multiple ways, which is always a great sign a half from a guy in the rotation not to mention. How her shaw is and how injury prone he is. They're going to need somebody that is fairly reliable and that's going to you know get the job done if he's out with an injury or you know whatever is wrong with his back or his shoulder arm or what? I. Mean It seems like the guy has got a grocery list of injuries that he's. Had over the years but Dustin. May I mean he could really come up into becoming his own and really rising up and you know maybe down the road in the next couple of years being the ace of this daughter's team I really do see that. I mean Walker. Buehler's another young guy on that pitching rotation. That does a really good job Kenley. Jansen Kuwait, closer for them. Really good bullpen haven't estimate just again adding just a more you know fire or more fuel to the fire for the dodgers and I think that Dustin may going to be someone that is going to have a very long career. He's got a long lanky frame. He's got a great release point I mean he does have a little. Bit of a with back on his arm because he gets a, he throws it at about a three quarter length. So he you know he could potentially be prone to some arm injuries. But again, the fact that he's throwing, you know mid nineties can top out at about ninety eight miles an hour you know half of his outcome from ground balls so you. Got A guy that is a hard throwing strikeout guy what is also getting a lot of out on the ground that's really good. That's a really really good sign a have if you were the dodgers and if you're planning for the future, this is somebody that they're going to want to keep around for as long as they can. Now, this is where I. Jump in because I think there are at least two on this list I. Don't think should be on the list and some players I feel were left off. That could have been inserted into the top ten. So for one thing Chris Patrick, I don't think as a top ten young player. He's got a lot of potential shore, but with a four point nine. One era and he leaves the hits that doesn't really add up in my book to a top ten ranking guy like Shane Bieber Zach please act like I. mentioned I think would be on this list well before him in my opinion. Now, the listed seem like I mentioned did seem to discount anyone that was twenty five and up so those two guys are. Twenty five but I would make the list include twenty, five year old and immediately put those two in the top ten paddock might have some good years ahead of him, but he's going to need to limit those runs scored against him and not allow teams to have a field day at the plate against him. So He's one that I'm just not completely sold on. Not taking anything away from his talent on just saying that I don't think that he should be a top ten. Player I don't think he's really shown that he is capable of doing that and having that ability Lewis Robert another one I think is I mean it's awfully high to have him at third and especially if you're going to have the reigning MVP down at the bottom towards eight, nine ten and how Robert who was hitting two, eighty two this year. Now I know that bellinger is struggling and that is this year I get that but again, having the reigning MVP. Not, in your top five, I think it's a massive insult. Especially, if you're picking a guy like Louis Robert who has this is his rookie year, he has not movie proved anything short. He's come out to a pretty solid start but I mean guys like Soto. He's almost hitting two hundred points higher than him right now, and he's only spot ahead that should not happen not to mention. There's so many other guys on this list that are hitting better than Robert now you know I'm not going to say that there probably isn't some potential and that there is some hope in Robert down the road but I mean again, you have Bischette who's hitting A. Much, higher hours than Robert and he's all the way seventh. There's a lot of hype around Robert but I just feel like it's a little early to put him in the top ten maybe a guy that's on the outside looking in and you know the rankings switched around a little bit but I just really don't see him being a top ten young player in this league. Again, Bobek is unbelievable Kyle Lewis I mean wants soda and like I said once I don't have are separated by one spot and I think that there is a massive separation in terms of talent and ability between Robert and Soto and it's very clear it's very clear as day especially. In this season in how well soda's hitting as opposed to how Robert has been hitting now I will say these are some guys that I think that were left off the list I don't think they should have been left off the list and I'm very shocked that they were. So the first one that I'm shocked about his Rafael Devers. Now he did get some votes but didn't crack. The top ten and that is shocking to me. I know that he is not having a great year this year but he did hit three eleven as a twenty two year old last year over nine hundred, thirty, two home runs and one hundred and fifteen rb is now the one number I have to highlight one, hundred and fifteen RBI's over one hundred rbi a twenty, two year old. In baseball is like being, you know I'll throw a basketball example trae young who's twenty, one, twenty two, and he was third in the League in scoring this year that is on that is unheard of somebody that young in driving in that much and having that big of a impact on lineup that is already i. mean they were really heavy in terms of hitters last year I mean. The Red Sox had I mean they still have jd Martinez but he's not hitting that well, this year but jd Martinez was hitting great last year mookie Betts Zinger is our Zana Bogart's Rafael Devers they've got guys. You Know Benintendi they've got guys that can hit the ball and for divers to be twenty two and to really be white there with Jodi Martinez in terms of driving runs and I mean that's a head scratcher how he wasn't on the top ten Now, this year he is struggling, he's only hitting one seventy four, which is a brutal average to have what he's still really young and he can easily turn that around in future years. He does strike out a considerable amount compared to when he gets walked. So something he does need to work on and be a little bit more patient at the plate, but that will come with age and maturity I mean there's not many guys out there. That are wildly patient hitters, and if you do have somebody that is young and that patient at. Like a a rock and a hard place or I'd be finding a gym in a diamond in the rough. I mean it's just you don't really see often, and so I think that devils is somebody to be very hopeful for and now actually I think about it also the Yankees are the Red Sox have another very young guy on their team that I'm shocked that was on this list. Alex purdue goes I think Alex Verduga is going to be a player that we hear a lot more about and that his stock will continue to rise also the red sox. Yeah. They got rid of a lot of players. They got rid of a lot of pieces and I've got a good buddy of mine is a humongous Red Sox Fan amies from Boston. He eats sleeps and breeds. All Boston teams and. and. He always saying Whoa I'm not really happy with what they did with bet they shouldn't have got you know so on and so forth. Okay. Yeah. I get that I understand that but again. If you're looking at the long-term, you still have jd Martinez per hour long you have him and then you factor in you know you've got you know once Eduardo Rodriguez gets better from his cove in nineteen complications and if evolved can figure it out and if they can get Chris sale back and then all of a sudden Denver starts picking it up and Alex Verdoux goes starts doing his thing zany bogus has been hitting very well and Jackie Bradley. Jr. Is a great center fielder. So really I don't see a whole lot to be upset about if you're a red sox fan, I, think if anything you've got a lot to be. you know hopeful for and look forward to and is one of them is being again. Rafael. Devers he is such a bright spot in that team I. think that we're going to hear so much more about him for years to come. He would have been in my top ten. No question you're on Mocatta is another guy shaking my head wasn't on the list and again he is twenty-five. So maybe that's why they didn't count him but mancado toward up last year bad at three, fifteen, nine, fifteen o ps someone who has improved significantly from his two thousand. Eighteen year where he led the majors in strikeouts, he's batting to seventy eight this year. So not wild but not terrible. But his strikeout numbers dropped from to seventeen in two thousand, eighteen to a hundred and fifty, four and two in two, thousand, nineteen. So a big time improvement son into definitely highlight and to make note of again, that's a guy that is as he's getting older he's starting to learn the value of patience at the plate and now again, somebody that Rocco never should maybe take a page out of his playbook. Hey, this is a guy that. I could compare myself to similar type of player might be a little bit more of a power here than When cotta might be but still both very high strikeout guys and you watch and see somebody in your same league in the Al you cut down his strikeout numbers by fifty plus. It's very doable. It's very doable if you're Rafael ever. So don't be shocked if he comes back the next year ready to roll you know this might be a year that the red sox crashes they were just going to start new next year. This is just not all year and look to see roffe whatever's being in the forefront of that charge and Yoan Moncada. He's. Really you know. I mean he's he's going to lead the charge like you know devils role for the Red Sox he Moncada's GonNa lead the charge for the White Sox for many years I think when cod is going to be a name that we will continue to hear about much much more in in just floored he wasn't on this list another Guy Catching Hera I. mean, maybe not quite in the top ten of young players but very close, very, very close. He also received some votes for the rankings. He burst onto the scene last year with Milwaukee hitting three. Oh three got called up midway through the year. Really Nice addition to their to their team last year really. I think he had a lot to do with their late. Season push into the playoffs and if you don't, if you don't factor in his bat in the lineup, you don't factor in him hitting nineteen home runs forty nine RBI's and hitting for an above three hundred average I don't know if you. We would have had a brewers nationals wildcard matchup in the playoffs. I really don't think that would have happened now as far as The glove goes he's got a pretty good glove at second base could possibly see him make a push to being one of the better young players in this league as time goes on and he's definitely going to be somebody that if Milwaukee can hang onto, they're going to have a really good solid core group of young guys for years to come. Maybe that's what they're doing. Maybe they are trying to build for the future and casten here it could be again like how Marin Cada is what the white sox and how diverse with the red sox kind of worn those forefront guys in these on these. Teams that have young guys young players that are not experienced not matured, and as a result you know you get the, you get a six and fifteen start like the red sox have or whenever you give it a couple of years and you could flip that around very very easily, and so I think hasn't here is going to be somebody for the brewers that is going to definitely get it going sooner rather than later. So the way I would re rank this ranking. would be if you know if it were all based off of career so far and potential, I have to put cody bellinger at first too strong of a hitter to ignore and to not put at first not to mention an MVP. So he would be first on my list and again I'm basing this off of careers and and potential. So it's both button the forefront as careers. No question number two, one, Soto next to Carl Lewis being sick I think you know this was the next legitimate ranking from MLB DOT COM number three Fernando Totti's junior no question a top three player. If he puts together an MVP or at least has a three hundred plus season, he will be in the conversation with these three guys for years to come and really I mean. Yet this year is better than Belcher. Yeah. I will say that one hundred percent but I think that we're going off overall career performance and what they've done leading up to this I, think cody bellinger has just done way more than Fernando Totti's has and again. You know good two three years younger than him and has not been in the League as long. So he's got some room to grow and some room to improve, and he could surpass bellinger in the NHL in the NFL west number four. Boba. Shat. Great Bat a lot of potential I, really like what I have to have seen out of. Number five Ronald the junior ruge fielder really hit her and he has a lot of room to grow and he's on a very talented team. So again, we'll bring more attention to him and I think that we all him all these Ozzy. Obvious. There was another guy that was left offer. This list that I think could have made it also because again, he's another very good young player for the braves but Ronald Kunia junior he's fantastic. So I'd have to spite him in at number five, number six kyle, Lewis I like the spot he's at six. I think he could go up even higher if he keeps up putting the numbers, he has number seven Raphael. Denver's although he is struggling I think he would be a great player for years to come no question about it. Number Eight. Hazies Lazardo young star for the athletics has already pitched. Well, this year he's gotten some reps in you know last year too. So He's getting started in his career, which is always a great sign especially at with how young he is number nine Dustin. May I mean Great Combo of strikeouts mixed with ground out from this guy? which is always a deadly deadly Combo and the number ten rounding out the top ten Yawn Mocatta I mean I. Think this is a potential. He has the potential to be a star in this league and is already well on his way and I, think that you know yeah it might not be not might not be the year. He's happy he had last year that he's having this year but still I mean to be twenty five and still doing as well as he is and that he showing a sign of improvement at I mean he's on the Up and up for sure. So those are the ten best young players I feel in the league right now in players who would make a big impact down the road and really the future of the MLB. So that'll wrap it up for this segment folks. Thanks for sticking around. Stay right there because we'll be right back after this commercial break for the final segment today where I will run through my top homerun. Derby. Over the last ten plus years and which ones I have very fond memories of watching. We'll be right back here on the GMC baseball podcast. One another later than Thakur listened to the Golden State Media Concept Thakur podcast from M. L. at the world. The Premier Li we've got you covered the latest update the hottest matches. On the League's top layer at the Golick they'd media concept Locker podcast. Listen. Payroll and welcome back for the final segment here on the kids MCC baseball podcast Jack are still with you and in the last segment, I discussed the top young players in the MLB and rewrite the DOT com top ten young players who I thought should have made the list I wanna now finish things up discussing my home run derbies, and some of these are a little bit beyond ten years some from when I was a kid to some that are a little bit more recent. So I'll get started I have to say last year's Homerun Derby was unbelievable is an incredible watch that the rule changes very interesting. Actually talking to a friend of mine about the different style. From when we grew up to now with the time and you have four minutes to hit as many as you can I think it adds excitement but you do you know run into the issue of guys getting tired and then their numbers might not be as high if they took their time with having ten outs, still one for the ages watching Pita Lonzo and flat Amir Guerrero junior trade shots in the final round and not to mention Pita Lonzo did win. But Vlad I stole the show mainly for that semi final performance between Jock Petersen. I mean it was back to back incredible rounds for for both for for Vladimir Guerrero I mean it was really awesome to watch him. I mean he was tee off on balls and he's nineteen years old twenty years old twenty, one years whatever you might be and he's hitting four, hundred and eighty eight foot home runs. It was the longest one of the Derby the last year by him four hundred, Eighty, eight feet that is on be believable in the semifinal round Pearson in Vlad combined for almost eighty home runs vlad hitting. Forty and Peterson Hating thirty nine in that second round it was such an incredible watch that tiebreaker was really cool to see the swing off. It was really interesting to watch auto to Alonzo. For winning he had a monster last year and with all the home runs he hit pretty impressive and again it's kind of unfortunate I think that Broadmoor lose performance overshadowed pita lonzo winning and I. And I felt bad for Vlad. Because he didn't win because I remember watching that second round and just being floored how he could generate that much power over and over and over again in his swing and continue to hit moon shots. I mean the longest one like I said was four hundred eight feet. But that wasn't you know him he was hitting consistently four, hundred and fifty plus home. Runs back to back to back I. mean those are two or three times I remember him hitting the scoreboard out in the outfield and it was high up on the scoreboard. It wasn't like he just ding the bottom of it i. mean he was hitting the center of the scoreboard in the scoreboard is John Norma's but again, that back tha that back and forth tiebreaker between Peterson and Vladimir. So wild to watch him and you get the three extra swings and you know they're just matching each other on everything. And again, hats off the job Peterson was actually added into last year's Derby because I can't remember I think it was Christian Yelich that decided to sit out somebody's decided to sit out. So he got the he got the invite to the home run Derby and good thing he did because. If, he didn't get to go and it was somebody else. I. Don't think we would have had the exciting semifinal round match between Vlad and whoever that might have been. If you know that person whatever player it was, I can't exactly remember but if they did wind up going but good thing Peterson did come because it was one for the ages. So next one, the twenty eighteen, Homerun, Derby bryce Harper was the winner and this is a very special one for me because it was in Washington DC. And being a Maryland native I grew up about twenty five minutes outside of DC. So having the Derby in your home run city or in your home city is really cool I actually got to go with my dad, the Derby I went with my family to the All Star game the next day and I remember the day very well with my dad it was scorching hot and anyone who doesn't know what DC heat is like it's very hot it's very humid and it's really muggy and it was just one. It was just like that on that day my dad and I were covered in sweat by the time the final round came, and again it was you know ten ten thirty at night and we're drenched in sweat. We had been there since about six o'clock in the evening is a pretty regular derby nothing crazy wild but the final round was really exciting between college over and Bryce Harper is down to the wire buys her one over the crowd that night to win it in walk off fashion in front. Of the home crowd, it was pretty incredible Harper didn't necessarily dominate his way to the championship either he only hit thirteen homers in the first round and in the second round as well. So that final round he definitely was saving himself. I think really cool to watch the whole thing unfold. If anyone out there ever get the chance and the future whenever we can go back to games to go to an all star game, it's pretty incredible experience and something that is incredibly memorable. I think I, highly recommended. I actually had a friend of mine who is a genus Tampa Bay rays fan go back a couple of years ago when I was in Miami and he drove from Tampa to Miami and I mean he was like nothing he's ever been to in his entire life and I remember him telling me that and then once I heard that the national we're GonNa have a at their home at home field in two thousand eighteen. I told my parents that hey, we gotta go. We gotta find a way to go luckily. And thankfully, we were able to find a way to go I. mean they put on such a good show. They do such a great job in the home run Derby I mean that's such a fun thing to watch right I mean just guides hitting bonds after bombs after bombs I mean that is such a fun thing to watch and really I mean I mean who wouldn't want to watch that right? Even if you're not a baseball fan watching the home run Derby I think is something that I mean it just comes with. Just being a sports fan I mean it's exciting exhilarating, and again it's just that whole premise of all these guys are doing is hitting home runs that's off that is it So one that I really loved that was a big Fan of twenty twelve Prince Gilder was the winner and this is another big one for me because my favorite player growing up prince fielder was the winner and I know he had a a one. A few years before but to do it again and when he wasn't with the brewers anymore, it was still cool to watch happen not a ton of homers were hitting this one either fielder being the highest with twenty eight and compared to the La until the one you know last year and twenty nineteen that is like night and day. Honestly what is funny about this is robin well, I don't know about funny but Robinson Cano. Was the one selecting the hitters for the AL and he didn't select billy Butler of the royals and now you're building. Butler had a really really good year who you know in the royals were hosting the All Star game that year. So he was met with a very loud boo by the crowd but he did and he didn't hit a single home run. Then afterwards, there was some news flying around about how the Kansas City. Fans I guess had apparently been targeting casinos family. So a lot of intense feelings between the royals fans and Canot for just not picking the hometown favorite which I thought was a little bit a little bit overboard little bit overboard but I think you know everybody knows how Kansas City sports fans are. They're very passionate. They do love their teams We can we you know we all saw that this past year with the chiefs. Win The super bowl. So you know I mean, do I think that they need to go after his family? No do I think that that happened I have no idea of just some rumors had floated around but still a little bit of drama to go on with that homerun Derby but it was very cool to watch. I, mean prince fielder with his kid out on the field and you know raising the home run Derby trophy. Again, that's also a time and prince fielder's career where he was on a little bit of a downturn I mean he was still being named in all star. He was still producing you still playing very very well, but that's what injury started to really pick up on him. You know having all those neck issues and it just kind of snowballed from there for him and it was really unfortunate I. Know I'll never forget watching his. Retirement press conference and he was just so emotional and it was you could just tell that it bothered him so much that he was having to walk away. But just because of all the health issues that he was having with his neck in which all sorts of other injury problems but it was a really cool moment to see you know my favorite. Player growing up when again and you know not just once but twice to and I think the the twenty twelve one was a little bit sweeter Obviously the first one he wanted with the brewers always, really cool to see your hometown or not your hometown team but your favorite team somebody on that team win the home run Derby but to. To surpass that, and it'd be you know your favorite player and for him to win it again mean you're always going to root for the guy. You know always, GonNa for the guy obviously wasn't a tigers fan when he went to the Tigers. But still I always root for prince fielder and I still do to this day even though he's no longer playing anymore now the next one. Two Thousand Eight Justin Moore no Yankee Stadium I mean this was a very memorable memorable one from a really one of the most memorable ones of my childhood. I would say I mean it was it was I, remember watching it and I remember watching the replays and it was just like so jaw-dropping Josh. Hamilton that opening round and you know hitting a twenty eight bombs, he set a record for most and around he had thirteen of them with two outs. Now, this is when it was ten format and quite frankly again, having those two hours left I, think it just adds to the pressure because it's not like a time. Where you still have a minute left and you can strategically planned for your last two minutes. In this situation it's only ten outs and you really you know you've got to be very strategic and you could be done really after ten swing. So it takes much more focused in patients I think to what Hamilton did because the only you know he was the only was only allowed a few mistakes whereas in the new format. You know five to six groundouts are a couple of files in a row can be made up very quickly, and that's the thing I think that's where the time kind of takes away from. Hey, you've got to be perfect. You've got to be pristine. You've got to be precise with every single swing that you take and it also comes from your a pitching coach whoever your is throwing bp behind that screen has to be. Very. Accurate and a lot of people you know it's unfortunate. But a lot of people will point the finger at the pitching coach. If they don't give good pitches to the hitters and trust me, there's been a lot of times. A lot of guys over the years where they're pitching coach had come under fire for just you know not not throwing very well, not giving them hit -able pitches again, you can't. You can't blame the. Pitching coach right I mean like, yeah, he is the one that is throwing it and he is the one that setting up the home run but he's not a professional pitcher. He's not you know somebody's guys that are bringing in like their friend or their dad or their brother not. You know they're actual pitching coach, not their actual BP coach that's thrown BP years and years and years and years and has a lot. Of repetition and a lot of practice with it. Some of these guys like they're bringing in family and friends. So how can you expect somebody who's not used to being in the limelight not used to being on television throwing pitches that are very crucial and very impactful for this guy at the plate who's trying to win this Homerun Derby? How can you put that much pressure on someone like that? Right? I mean, you can't. Do that it's a little bit ridiculous. So I think that having the time kind of takes away from that on the edge of your seat Hayes you're gonNA is he gonNA ground out up? That's one ground out. So that's you know now announced left because when you when you watch the the home run Derby now you see a lot of guys just go up and they swing and they swing and they swinging they swing. You know they're they're coming up with four or five flights that would be you be halfway done with your round and you will get to hit a home run back. You know ten years ago. So a big difference in roles I, do I don't hate the the time I still think it's kind of cool and indefinitely does put a little bit of pressure on the hitters you gotta get as many as you can in the. That four minute mark runs out thing is four minutes for five minutes something like that. But you know using that it's very strategic. Now you head as many as you. Can you stop take a time out, then go back and do it again. So it's a little bit more strategic and I think it's set up also a little bit more for more home runs. You know bigger homerun power and I think probably was why they went away from the ten I mean you're not I mean when you see the home run totals from ten years ago as opposed to last year I, mean it's it's it's it's Boring it's flooring to see the difference because I mean when you have a Homerun Derby, that was you know eighty eighty, five home runs as opposed to a homerun derby that's got three hundred home runs in it or two hundred home runs and it whatever it might be I mean that's a really big difference. That's a really really big difference. But again, there was a really fun to watch and not to mention it was cool to see. Hamilton, do after do that after all of his off the field issues he. Had with drug drug problems and everything, and to see him bounce back I can perform like he did that was really cool to watch and I think that's what made it such a awesome story surrounding that Homerun Derby was just how much he's struggled with that and I mean, it was very, it was very apparent in the news I mean you heard about it all the time you always hear about him having a relapse or whatever. It might have been that time period when he was clean, he was the. Arguably the best in baseball I mean, he was an MVP one year. So to see him come out after all that struggle that he had, and it has some sort of wild career resurgence and really start to just tee off on balls left and right I mean and hitting thirteen with two outs talk about getting locked and loaded and being. In the zone I mean that is being in the zone. No question about it. So my last homerun derby that I was just so memorable and really next to the two thousand eighteen when I think art dino, two of the most memorable ones for me mainly because of one particular moment that happened the two thousand, six Homerun Derby at PNC park. Ryan Howard was the a winner and Ryan. Howard was actually batting at this point and I can't remember if it was the last round or the round before. But there was a sign out in the outfield at PNC park and it was a hit here to donate money for whatever caused it might have been and it was some you know donation for a really really good cause and you know I was I was like nine or ten at the time. So this years ago and he crush this ball and he hit the sign and I just remember PNC park or I mean going absolutely wild and it was really cool to see that you know with his one swing. He made that place go crazy. He was able to donate for an awesome 'cause Howard. Actually didn't hit that. Well in the first round he had eight home runs David. Wright. From the mets, he seemed jump all over pitches early on he had sixteen in the first round second round. The Howard came back with a big performance and right cooled off the significantly. But they went into the final round both tied with eighteen home runs the files. It was a close one Howard edging outright five to four with a total of twenty three home runs the day and just think just think. Hamilton two years later hit five more home runs in one round than Howard did in the entire event, it's pretty crazy to think about and also. Also think about how it hit twenty three total home runs in the entire thing Rudman? Guerrero. Hit Forty last year and the new format forty he doubled up on Ryan Howard that is and he was twenty one years old. So that's even more incredible and you know obviously the rule changes it. It does add for a little bit of a different feel but it's still really cool to watch these guys homerun after homerun and it makes it exciting. I. Mean I think that Going back to you know if you're not a diehard baseball fan and you come up to somebody and say, no huge baseball guy because it's slow or it's not as you know offensive it's not as action packed I. See what they're saying me as a JI- Norma's baseball guy and I. Eat Sleep and breathe baseball and really sports in general you know. I don't fall in that category because I could just sit and watch baseball for hours entire day really and so but I do understand where people are coming from and I think that the Homerun Derby is is is really a great event to have to try and draw in non you know loving baseball fans people that are just the General Fan right and I think that you know as a strong loving baseball fan like me doesn't take much to draw me in I. Mean Nothing Baseball Game is obviously not the most exciting but I will watch it and I still enjoy it because I'm watching the pitcher stool I'm watching these guys you know Mo- guys down know sit three. Three up three down sitting guys down left and right. But having you know a fan that is I don't WanNa Watch that one nothing that's boring and then you have of an event word homerun after homerun after I mean, that is going to bring in the excitement that's going to bring in just the General Fan. So I think the home run Derby is a big thing. It's unfortunate that it won't happen this year and. With the All star team in my second segment. So I figured, Hey, why not wrap it up with a little bit of the home run Derby I can't believe out one of the Best all-star events in all of sports in my opinion out of out of this conversation out of this episode. So. You know. That those are my favorite Oman Derby's those are the ones that I really enjoyed and really You know I just had so many memories of. So that's going to do for today. Folks had a lot of fun sharing these moments with you all discussing some other all star related things and not to mention sharing the best young players in the MLB and who could really go. down. The road are you could could really be good down the road and once you know a couple of years go by we'll start to hear these guys names a little bit more and we'll start to see them develop even more and who knows we might be talking about future MVP candidates and I think that we are watching in the making right now a couple of. Them, as it is right now. So once again, thank you for listening to the GMC baseball podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network. 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Episode 115: We Still Love Domingo

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Episode 115: We Still Love Domingo

"The the the todd five is ago. The Bosnian love these Aaron Boone the leader I battle the it just to the first the portrait Roy what's up what's happening. Welcome to another edition of the short porch presented by Barstools Sports. I am your own stops along some under this laptop they've got himself. The glossy cloud time you smoke stops Kelly. Hey what's going on Thomas. What's up? You know you introduced me with those names today I that hat back on today. <hes> supposed to do the video Saturday we had some technical issues so went back today for day two of the the vape expo go and <hes> back in the saddle. It got tense it guy the video come out Tuesday. It got contentious at some points like I going into it. I knew there was a chance that like some people would recognize me and like from the time of the interview like there are a lot of like hardcore vapors M._i._d._e._M.'s accent. I hope you die. You made a mockery of this industry so I knew there'd be some of that there. There was there was some of that. They're got got a little intense especially with one guy a bunch. It should be a good video. How did it did people recognize you as that all that fucking kit or like did it? Just come out by like what you were saying. I'm not sure I think they recognized bar school. Because I had the Mike and then they were like the had and then I would like deny that it was me as I go. I know what you're talking about so yeah not not I mean I don't know how they put it together but some people did end up putting it together. I am very much looking forward to you when I saw that you instagram. I forgot what you out. A picture sure something. I was like wow let's go in the full get up and they've got a my very study so that's that's Tuesday. She'll look out for that. Guy's turns me. I'm heartbroken. Seven ways <hes> Sunday I mean it was Roger Federer her favorite athlete of all time exit Derek jeter is like one eight one be people. Call me weird that go fuck yourself. I'm title the whatever I can think. I love Roger Federer more than most family members I have breakout on my hands. <hes> how many family members actually she like more than him but yeah I mean he had to championship. I mean I'm what I'm going to say. No one even cares but he chew championship match fucking points Forty fifteen and he just couldn't put them away couldn't put yogurt your way Joe we should ridiculous shot and veteran that falling stupid fucking tie-break that they just started doing this year. When it's twelve twelve they just happened to start doing it and Federa obviously can't be jobs and tiebreakers to fucking shit way to end of Wimbledon? He wasn't getting broken regardless and he was forty. More winners was serving out of his mind. He was playing great for thirty seven year old and then jug which was in a bullshit tiebreaker broke my heart. I was on periscope. I people it's actually cool. 'cause I like tennis more than most but it is very cool when you see guys I clem fights even like big cat. I know I even got like Hank into it like they win. Tennis is good. They appreciate it. It's like cool to see the rest of the people come into tennis and they're like wow. This is actually really fucking cool now most of the time it's like boring whatever but there are some really really sick matches and today was one of them. You guys are watching. You know you know what happened. I doubt Tommy Di you know going on. I was asleep there right now. I did actually watch the end of it. I watched the the I will say E._S._P._N.. Did a horrible job explaining the tiebreaker because I did not know what the rules were. They didn't explain like Oh yeah. They'd say who was getting up. I watched the last <HES> IT turns out. It was like eleven ten in the fifth okay or whatever and I watched from there yeah you know. I don't really understand it like I don't get where the ball has to go with on the field and shit like that but you it was it was entertaining. There's a few things I mean it is wild that my friends pointed us today they so like the outer parts of the court is meant for doubles and the insides for singles and they're like well. Why why don't they just not why plant a singles court so? It's not confusing like you were saying because the lines are very necessary. They're not needed at all. Just valid point Trent was texting goes. He's just trying to understand tennis going like. Is there an easy website explaining me what's going on so I try my best. I mean it's kind of Anne hathaway. They instead of doing one two three four points per game that you fifteen thirty. I actually understand just from like we tennis. I remember I don't understand where there's a line in the middle. That doesn't go all the way and then that's that's the service line. You can't like a box shift the servicemen that's diagonal from where you're at the servant in that box as the bounce there <hes> and then the tie-break is I seven points and then you alternate one guy serves one and then it all changed the other guy serves to and you serve to the other guy serves to and you just go until win by two two seven points or higher so yeah probably what took a took the wind out of my sales for sure it was very very devastating. I did better bet federal law throughout the TORMA hadn't plus three hundred win Wimbledon but I didn't really care about the money but I ended up pushing. I had the over in his spread hit so in the balancing everything out but yeah I was pretty devastated. People like all the Yankees are on hubs jobs. Come on it's it's fucking July fourteenth on a Sunday. I have two T._v.'s going anyways but I'm GonNa Watch Wimbledon fifth set and tweet about that more than the third inning of a Yankee. Let's in July. Let's relax a little bit gets. The game once Federa finishes his marathon match. I just hate hate people. Oh they have to tell me what I should be watching instead of Miami especially in today's age it's like you got the to screen setup anyway so you who gets it a lot trent with his bachelor tweets he he kinda looks like a common thing like is a bachelor's on Mondays but like the homerun Derby was Monday night he goes. What time is the home undermined go? It's like eight to ten goes fuck that is literally exact time that bachelors and he's just battle with these people who are like so you you're not mainly enough to watch the homer Derby Blah Blah Blah and he gets that little every sport the national championships on Mondays you know for college football and all that Shit but like yeah exhausting day and then ended up align with close my door my birds chirping once it's still insane that helps as bird like we don't talk about that enough but all matter here in a month and a half enough to deal with the bird what else oh right after I play tennis thing I think in my mind off a federal arose literally like depressed so went to play basketball outside we kinda just forgot it was ninety degrees out and by the second game I actually it was the closest I've ever come to death in my life. I wouldn't bring it up if like it wasn't as I was having a heat stroke like after the second game we all go home. Eilly laid on the floor for forty five minutes with just a fan in my face and my friends actually forgot. I was even the apartment still like I that's how it completely out of my face was purple. I was having having a lot I have this war. I don't know if you sell my story but my legs are so sunburned from Saturday where we were sitting at Barcelo ballpark. We're like a little behind on plate like twelve or thirteen rose back this. Someone's just beating down on us and I had my shorts. I stay up a little bit. My legs are so read it is alarming. I can't even let my wear pants like inside. The House and my mom doesn't see it. I know I still my mom ha but like she would like take me the hospital. Probably she something that's how she's always like that she like when I sliced my lunch like let me see with a peroxide anyways. Put Neo Sporran all this and then so I can never let her seem these legs. There were very very I am very ten which is good have achieved the ten by July fourteenth. We're good to go on that part. I the club might still still pretty sick. I gotta go up at a little bit. I took a little time off this weekend from tanning but I want. I WANNA keep this channel summer. How have you been tanning being outside? Fourth of July is outside a lot. Oh you know just sit outside. I thought you were staying at like you went to the beach or something. I don't know I tend up pretty easily which is which is good but maintain it. Yeah I did what I got a compliment on Saturday and a few compliments my calves really yeah like I was so few people like some really good caps and I do. I don't work on my life. I have some good natural cavs. It makes no sense whatsoever but they're not corrobos chicken legs that he's so like insecure insecure about that. He can't even like wear shorts. He little work now so I I can't relate to like not being fit in all areas. How's it going? Are you still on the workout train yeah so I mean this weekend. I was home because the videos on long island so I was home sending get to go to the gym this weekend but I'll get back into it this week I wanna get. I gotTA figure out exactly what I'm doing a trainer something so I don't just do the wrong shit and guy bigger tests so I'm going to figure out go three days a week. Bob and eating healthier feels good feel. It just makes you feel better. I will say the hardest thing about working out and this is coming from me. I mean I I used to when like high school in like beginning stages of college. I worked out but once you have a break like you just did where you just can't physically work. You're just doing other shit getting back into it is the hardest part if you can get back into this week. You're in a good spot. Yeah I think should I went Wednesday and I'll probably go tomorrow or Tuesday so it wasn't that long of a break once in what you're on once a week twice a week. No I'm GONNA start going three times a week. Folkston once okay got it got well the people if you're still listening to this podcast by now we've we've talked about vaping tennis and tanning but <hes> working out but the Yankees did play through we gotta talk laundry now Jim Tan laundry complete the Jersey sure <hes> Rio I do a laundry. It's right in front of me actually disaster see I use living in the city. Now I use this APP not going to give it away but like they come to my door. Pick up my laundry. They do it right back to my door one of those. It's expensive but it's worth it. It's not something after worry about. I did that in college. My mom is just like listen. It's my first two years. When I had a laundry machine in my house junior junior I did on my own but mon- Monday these used freshman and sophomore year yeah the service would come up then they deliver it back in like Brown paper bag? It's all folded US beautiful yeah. We should get them as a sponsor so we actually name them but <hes> I it is a college hack for sure and it's in college wasn't wasn't that crazy. I don't think they charge per pound. I don't know what you're but yeah all right so the Yankees played right so they played Friday Saturday Sunday. We took another series nice start to the to the Post all-star postal to the second half the season. I can't speak speak Luke voight return. I will say this look. What might be the first person this year who was on the I L? They said what he had he ended up having it then he came back right when he's supposed to write. I feel like everyone else is like I was expecting Luke Fort Donelson out seven to ten days that was going to be a tear them. We're GONNA find like an alien living inside him. GotTa get that out and then you know he's. He's on like medical leave for three months. That's what I thought was going to have to avoid but I've always help them. A little bit probably the cleanest injury that we've had and it's still wasn't that clean because we did it on the deal. Remember the next day was like he's walking around the clubhouse guy. He's fine got a baton his hand and then he goes the W I mean all things considered he missed. I what seven games or so. I don't think he missed seven games wasn't really seven. I goes about that yeah because you already be. You're right yeah so seven or eight <hes> but you know to get two weeks off and you know they did pretty well in his absence since anyway. Good enough treaded water you know. I don't think it's it's not the end of the world. Hopefully it'll keep them fresh for the second half seems to be no lingering side effects of that so I will could've been worse missing him though like I did Miss Luke voight like do when he's not I like it might have been one play in the time that he missed them like the seven games where Edwin didn't stretch enough or whatever and it was like I think lucrative had that that that happened wants but just him in the lineup is the three hitter the four hundred just feel so good just feel so you so confident often when he's at the plate yeah and he works council he walked is I two at bats back from <hes> from the I L is average to after his four four in London where he got he got four hits and five innings Sarah's up the two eighty S. O. B. P. Three Ninety Four for all the status look so pretty now is a hair under nine hundred a good baseball player through and through Gra baseball player so Friday I went to the game of Frankie I took him and I saw what twenty five I was that chocolate up to the heat stroke. I'm still I still haven't showered. I literally opened a laptop as I got back from and then I really have drinking no water so a mess doesn't happen again but Friday took frankie to the game through through our bodies introduced Frankie's the legends area. He's never south every four. You haven't either with me right now all right so you're next. I'll get you but he we almost didn't leave. We got there like six fifteen so we like forty five minutes to eat and we almost didn't leave the restaurant area. He was just he must have had like seven lobster tails or whatever they were. Lamb chops almost got the lab shots. You could just eat them off the bone. They were unbelievable mashed potatoes shrimp in the hallway. He was blown away. He says the most he's the best food he's ever eaten his life there wasn't he did have one complaint so the shrimp there. The shells are still on them so you have to peel off the shelves. That's annoying right He. He's like I mean this is insane. The rich people that like by these seats the Pete Davidson Davidson's of the world all the a-list actors that have access to this when they get their shrimp appeal like everybody else just. It's ridiculous through so we're not yeah. It's a weird so he refused APP anymore. Shrimp after his first batch he was like no more this but he had a good time people humble. I guess yeah I guess Yeah Yeah. Especially people like me but Friday the real story I thought Damigella on is just so back. He's back to tell you appreciate so good. He's so legit. It's not wasn't a fluke what happened earlier in the year before the injury and very clear that his three stars stripes that was like big big bad. It was very worrisome. What's going on with the middle here? We reverting back to the old dominion. That was really just it's very clear that was the injury I mean he was pitchy an injury and it was it was hampering him and now he's back. There's already back to eleven wins. We're think is just one off the the legally the league lead and he missed all that time is eleven to seven strike. Let's get a ton of swinging MRS now I forget I think it might be Sherzer but he's second her mind and all baseball on swings and MRS on breaking balls in all baseball. That's crazy. It's like over one hundred something I saw the stat Friday night but that is so impressive especially missing time. He's just been everything we could ever ask for especially the rotation. It's so shaky this year Paxton whatever half whatever sees down a bunch several is not here. Thank offered to come on man. I'M GONNA put my hand up and I think a lot Saudi Yankee fans. Maybe you're with me for a little bit. I forgot how good domingo hormone was like you know He. He had a few bad star goes on the injury list us in the opener and stop. You're talking about getting a starter at the deadline. He sorta became an afterthought he sort of went to back your mind and then all of a sudden getting back and it's like Oh yeah. This guy is ten game winner. This is a guy who was legitimately going to be a discussion to start the all-star game. He's back and he still really really freaking good so I'm. I'm so glad to happen back. Eventually you know I think at endings limit is gonNA come into play. I think probably eventually have to move into the bullpen. Maybe by the end of the year right now I mean the Yankees are talking about needing a starter. I mean they just got a really really really good starter just by the nature of him coming off to the L. and be healthy again and he's really gonNA help fortify this rotation until they do end up. You know likely going for another front guy yeah one hundred percent he had fifteen teams rings Mrs on Friday Thirteen in which generally curveball that has a fucking Kakhtan and that's all you need him for six innings. It's only needed for doggone buddy. Oh really started so we need six hundred Intra winning the baseball guaranteed and only three heads very soft contact contact of him. He made body look silly at one point by the way I thought for sure that vladi coming off the homerun derby run he was that was gonna fix his swing and he's just hitting balls to like fucking Saturn pattern that did not happen this weekend. God only one hit <hes> put I was a little concerned. We're like to its but I I was a little concerned of what we're GONNA get variety but pretty much heldman check which was very nice out of you know made them look silly too so so yeah Friday was also shows. Don't either Homerun Ball 'cause they did not get the home run. They almost nacional is probably a few inches short of a grand slam. He did a much-needed basically in double the man it has been struggling since he's been a Yankee I I haven't checked but someone told me that he went private on instagram against people were like fucking going at him too much because he's sucked so Mars so far as Yankee who cares I mean he's we're winning. It's only four Lou when you get on the best fine. Don't get guys robin right now yeah yes apparently he went private for that. which at sucks yeah that sucks? I don't like that plus. It's way too early. I mean he's been at the team for like a few weeks like interviewing playing time. He's October strikeouts then yeah you know I'm sure more reasonable yeah. We're going to get after this guy but the best record in baseball don't lacks refine right where we're okay and shut out to Gary by the way on that on that base learn topple the wheels. I've never seen the wheels like that on Gary scoring from I yeah they said the so they asked judge about after the game and he he said that his speed is very deceptive because what he might not be the fastest gun by the way garrison fat or or anything you watched him at the all-star game. He's skinny dude. He's a normal like bill at like not that'll when you put on catchers. You look fat. That's just like how catchers GIO works but yeah his timing when he reads balls well runs well runs welfare from self as a catcher hustle double to gary out for all of a sudden a five tool player. I thought he was out for sure on that double by the way the angle we had just didn't look good but he got his putting their they asked Your Jeff Game Gary and he said that when they're in the miners together Gary actually had more stolen bases than him he was six or six judge with one for one when they played together which is so bizarre you would never think that moving at the Saturday Barsha ballpark unbelievable turn out sold out again so short short porch listeners out there very humbling very cool hailed on my own. Tommy was supposed to be the convention that the vape dimension for like ten minutes so ultimately I could have gone but who's to late at that point took a you'll go to the red sox which is like third or something like that but <hes> yeah really cool socio familiar faces out there who have been to ones in the past a bunch of Lemay who shirts new look for church us by those stored up ourselves Ursel sports dot com but very cool. It was so fucking hot so we were drinking a lot of beer. The food line was so long for whatever reason when I got there it was like hooking around never seen it before they moved where it was. It's now on the entrance entrance instead of like by the by the beer but eventually we the line was just taking so long that some dad and obviously don't know his name but some have listened the show typic- after you so the food stand with all of it was pushed to the far far closer side of where the kitchen is and the and the bar whatever they make the food so it's against the wall and he was like fuck this and he moved into the middle so that people could get on both ends cut the line and half basically he was just he was playing forty forty chess out there. He saw the future you've got this is the best idea to do here and it worked perfectly so tip of the captain that guy you are legitimately a lifesaver. Everyone got their food because of you. We need more people like you in this world. What else was different ballpark? Oh a guy named Joe Miracle I remembered his name but he said that we should option Larry Rothschild to the miners and then call pitching coach down there. Tommy Phelps so don't hate that whatsoever and I like that optioning pitching coach will just be hilarious new send him down there because whenever ever we have a guy at the Ernie struggling he can't figured out and we go down the AAA and they figured out because this guy top so I don't know shot up to joe for that one and that brings me to my next point. I'M GONNA get aggravated here so this is. When did this happen stirs they night? I think yeah star in it so this is night Lance Lynn so Lance Lynn once again dominates the Astros pitching outdoors everyone eleven strikeouts. I think he had like it's ridiculous landslides. Doing he is the second highest war in all pitchers behind behind Max Scherzer. He's the only guy ahead of them with more wars of pitcher. What what world we living in were were <unk>? Ninety are moving fastballs telling away like they're fucking from Nolan Ryan Sane. It's insane to what and then sunny gray you know. He's a great start every time he goes out there. I've actually forgot how he did against the reds on Friday night he was he's John Gray <hes> but sank raise an all star this year and Lance Lynn might be a CY young candidate so I I someone tweet to me and I I caught tweet and I said send Larry's The sun because he just doesn't and do the ship when people leave. They get better when they're here. They don't and I'm GONNA shout so this Guy Dylan at defines thirty one he quotes reached that and says hubs is so he's trying to be a baseball harder and use the eighty scale which the grade minor leaguers and and prospects are hubs a twenty eighty baseball fan with an eighty eighty platform well. I do have an eighty eight because Marshall sports is fantastic but to say that I'm a twenty eighty baseball fan. I mean what the fuck you talking about. What are you talking about and then when I responded? I'm like what what are you. Would you actually saying here. He goes Larry Larry's fault. It's not Larry's full sunny gray. I get that that's fine like sunny. Gray was never going to work with his brain but Lance Lynn. We couldn't figure IT OUT LANCE LYNN here no he goes somewhere else dominance about Chad green chattering fucking doc in sucked up your your sixteen era which as long as possible to fix Chad Green you know what happens we send down down the AAA figures himself out. You know why because all Tommy Phelps immediately noticed that physician of his hands it wasn't Larry Rotschild now jaggery might have said that he talk to Larry every day I guarantee you Larry didn't figure out the position. The hands was the problem. That was the minor league guy who's been guys Ho career so that wasn't Larry Russia have a tummy Canley. He was a fucking loss caused us year Ta fucking Rotschild configuring a think thing with them. All of a sudden figures out in the offseason gets on a better diet. Whatever now waiver to pitcher completely different human being you go down Luis Severino? Hey Bud you want your the fucking pitching coach. You want to figure out why he's tipping pitches the Red Sox now every single pitches coming. You're the pitching coach. It is your job to watch the pitcher. You're trying to tell me that wasn't Larry Rotschild fault that Severino had a tipping pitch problem. The entire world knew he had a problem. Larry couldn't figure it out fucking idiot fuck you dylan as he listen to show. Why do you listen to follow me? He goes. Oh you you good. Guess like well. He's like us. Bosh use the Barstools sports platform to get your guests and that's what you know. You've you've good show that way. Well you know what do we were doing this for about a full fucking year without barstools worth platform building our audience up to a point where we could finally get an approved to come on parcells sports. I don't think a twenty eight thousand ten and coast who's not a twenty twenty-eight fan. Either you know just idiots running baseball show and don't know what they're talking about so piss me off. I know that you follow me my show don't insult me on twitter. When I'm completely right Larry Rotschild a good pitching coach the fuck Outta here fuck dill? I mean a lot of people I mean not people stink. They just think you know you gotta just to it's sometimes you know you try to norm other times. It's like sometimes someone says the wrong thing and it's like fuck you man so sometimes it's good to unleash on these is idiots out there. I mean I'm with you allow Rothschild who talked about this all season long where he just it doesn't fix problems like you have. These pictures have to go elsewhere to get their problems fix. They leave the organization. They become much better pitchers look. He's had some success stories shirt like you can point to some but I think there's been a lot more negative with tim and I just feel like he doesn't fix people at the rate of pitching coach. Should you could try to make excuses. You could try to defend them but the end of the day I think the the Anti Liar Rothschild side is a lot more ammo the prologue roster outside it's also I just want a new face. I WANNA see the chrome engine that Larry Rotschild as and he's so miserable looking all the time I WANNA do face is that so like Gimme David Cone David A._M.. Colby awesome awesome. Thank you must travel after this year I think he wants to stay in Newark but give me David Cone. I Know David Cone wants to do it. Why wouldn't you want to do it and he could bring that new school analytics hybrid with his old you know his because he pitched back in the day? She's like he's he's. Maybe like the perfect guy for it and I know avery we're talking about this <hes> in the group chat. What was that stat? You had here where the people gotten worse missy word is yeah. It was something where'd you have something along. The lines of <hes> I got a guy got since rotschild arrived in the Bronx in two thousand eleven. The results have been underwhelming the Yankees ranking fifth era last year is one of two times the other being ranked tenth this year the staff has I've been in the top ten the rest of the way the team has ranked anywhere from eleventh eighteenth. I mean it's not impressive what he does now. I'm sure he has something to do with Jamaica her mom's figuring it out. I'll give him that because it's tough to like. It's like with a manager. It's tough to give a manager credit because you just want to rip on them but when behring's happen you rip on the manager when good things happen. It's like oh well. The team is really good. You know it's not it is unfair. I give I I get but there are waiting any negatives that go on Larry Russia and he's. I need a new faces by pitching coach which I think that's I don't think that's much to ask for our pitching his underwhelming all the time starting pitching and time we change that I think it'd be done midseason but I think in the off season. It's definitely in area to look at okay now and durant turned into Saturday. I thought was good good half pitching with really good rhythm to start out kind of just taking the ball throwing not really thinking a lot like that. That's we should do as a starting pitcher. That's when you thinking too much out there. It's not a good thing his first few when and he was cruising now he thought he got pulled a little early. I would've left him in. Maybe he pitches kind of a lot but it just I don't know I automobile comes in with men on he gives up the hit two grit chick and then I I mean yeah could've went better but was encouraged by the start granted. You hold a Bush's the two runs you should win the game every single time especially at Clayton Richard pitching he exits with an injury then they basically did open game from there with Kingham Eugenie Maisa Phelps fucking David Phelps back in our lives and Daniel Hudson who I totally forgot about. I used to like him a lot. When he's a dime back but then he always a rumored Yankee target yeah yeah he had a live arm but he had Tommy John and that really you know derail things but yeah I guess he's pitching the bullpen and for the JAS now Ken Giles? Wasn't that was weird how can giles this wasn't the game he said forget. It was stiff. This is something but just felt like he was scared to pitch against the Yankees them on Saturday. It was just like why hasn't gone jazzing deer run game here. I was so luckily I mean me and my buddies in the ninth inning. We're getting terrified like a we really going to be at the game where they get shut out like this is the first time hundred seventy games where all finally only judge does hit a rocket to make it to one and then voice call out on strikes for my angle. I mean you just don't call strikes. I you know that's just walking down. A dangerous path even have made the strike which I believe it was detached the plate but <hes> judge was four five in that game good to see his averages get lasers to this weekend hits like he's back to l.. Exit Delos power on one ten or something although sits this weekend some people before the break were like Oh judge pick it up a little bit and you know he looks locked in right now. No home runs this weekend but when he's hitting the ball like he is right now seeing the ball well ending on the screws line drives all over you could sense a home run flurry is about to hit. Yeah I mean also nicest is average up three to yeah. I know it's minimal at bats. It's only one hundred twenty nine which is just a little more than like what Cameron Maven has for reference but <hes> the obese at nine fifty two. That's a nice number there four seventeen obt that will always be there. That's really what I like about voight to. He's only people were right around four hundred always then it's really where you WANNA sit. That's what the Yankees or in their hitters just get on Bass. Whatever we got into billy bean approach you know but we have more popped in those teams but yeah judge judge really nice weekend? I thought really getting more of the swing and things he will be going on a tear very like you said it's going to happen. It's me a lot of fun when I sit back relax enjoy and balls me leaving the stadium at alarming rate <hes> but they did blow the game losing him on Saturday which is unfortunate but you know nothing crazy. I was just encouraged by happy I I don't mind losing two to one. They're like not the end of the world as long as half pitches better you can build off that I was really encouraged. Offense will be fine like that is slow slow weekend especially so Saturday but skies not falling no no and then Sunday granted. Didn't you know with Wimbledon going on in my heatstroke didn't watch a ton of watch last like three or so weddings but Tanaka appear to be good. I don't know I mean I. I did not watch most of the game. <hes> parental Tanaka was good. I mean you know he's going to give up home runs to too bad pitches to swings gives up the two solo shots but other than that he was. I mean you know vintage Tanaka so to speak where give up the home runs but it gives you a good start six innings to runs the only had like seventy nine pitches or so. Maybe the seventh but you do have the super bowl pen or whatever so turning it. Oh yeah use it instead of you know getting guys on their third time to the order. Whatever so yeah good star from Tanaka get gets another win? I should have more wins than six wins based on how well he's pitched hasn't always had the run support but yeah it was a pretty typical Tanaka Star. It wasn't like you know he was locked in in shutting down like you would see in a big playoff game but we say mid-july starting. It's bad team. That's when you don't expect offering Tanaka well today you know still still had a nice <hes> nice game in a in a start. They really didn't need to win. 'CAUSE YOU WANNA lose two out of three the bluejays right and also like pretty big crowd for Sunday. You know he feels the moment that weekend. Nice crowd dude Friday. I was stunned. I was done how the biggest crowd of the season Friday night did they do they. I was trying to guess the toll I went off forty seven and change inch okay yeah that makes no sense yeah there was dude. I was looking around like the fifth inning and it was it was like a playoff crowd. Maybe not the intensity of it but in terms of people that you cannot find like an empty patch of seats on Friday and Saturday to be honest yeah it was it was very yeah. People were the Yankees are really fucking almost thirty games over five hundred yeah people are gonNA come out and see see the team good good on New People. <hes> Sunday ought to be no Canley Britain and Chapman all pech. I believe the sixteen eighty sharks stuff yeah yeah well. That's a good sign when you're bullpen big arms or pitching and they all pitch and you haven't lost yeah. That's the sign of a really good. Don't don't Emmy Bullpen D._R._A.. Because you know that what factors in Jonathan holder you know those Chad green from the from April. That's that's inflate the bullpen e._R._A.. But like you know I'm sure the red SOx bullpen N._R._A.. Is like in the realm of what the Yankees is just. I feel weird feeling but all you need to look at that stat. When the big guns all pitch they have it lost? That is what you want from a super bowl pen. That is the dream when these guys are in its game fucking over. That's why you can take to knock out in the six after the sixth-inning in seventy nine pitchers because these guys come in. They don't lose so love to see that. What did you think of taking out of Vino out after just five pitchers are immediately was nervous? I was like Oh God. He's hurt yeah to hand up. I started watching watching when Canley came in. I missed out of you know so I definitely would have been concerned. I'm looking at the box almost brought it up to you. Yes five pitches just getting the one out but I haven't heard anything right. I think he's okay fine it was I think it was just that against lefties out out of you know. I think he's the I._R._A.. is in the fours against righties. It's like in the ones so he's not going to be a righty specialist but he's just way better against righties. <hes> then he's left failing away yeah right CAIN leads change up is really a does a great of neutralizing lefties so I think that ended up being ended up being a really good decision but when he came out after five pitches I was like what the hell is going on here but <hes> you know I think they're allowed people questioning it myself included. It's a bold move to make because if you leave out of Iran no one's really questioning but if you take him out and Kaley up on people are questioning it but you know boone whoever it was still had the guts to make dot call and ended up being right move so tip recap yeah for sure her as we're talking. The dodgers have taken a four to lead over the red sox. Did you see A._J.. pollock's Homerun earlier in the game in the first thing I saw people tweeting about I haven't seen the actual thing I think anyone like two hundred forty feet to right field was awesome. One of those classic Pesky polls Mookie runs a room and then I get to tweet out the oh Yankee stadium was literally Parka and then you get all those people roll up like no it's a really really is a little league park and they don't understand that both teams of the same amount of opportunities the owner standards fucking stupid wall that's fifty feet from home plate in left field that takes away <hes> easy flyable out since other doubles so they just don't understand their own selves and honestly by having the twitter argument. I looked into what I try to avoid loyd where arguing baseball dimensions is the worst thing on twitter and always brain dead red sox fans who just can't grasp the concept that they also get the same bat that we do at Yankee stadium but then when I start arguing that fenway's a joke I get looped in so hand up I I it's like it's like when big catch rise against the talk about earning your pinstripes. It just lose legitimate debate yeah. It's so stupid I literally had to tell someone like dude. We're literally doing what I say is terrible. Let's just enjoy baseball. I said that in a tweet goes fair enough. He's he's like no fair enough. There's a draw the biggest return this weekend was gonNA guess with the Yankees. <hes> not only on the field was the return of D._D.. tweets Yes yes yes yes that was out of. I got so happy waiting for a cab after game on Friday and all of a sudden D._d.. tweets it's our back now. We're really back back real world cooking. Now I saw on twitter and my first action was like the twitter I C D Post Game Win tweet and then I was like Oh wait a minute like like this is huge like he has done this all year. You're so used to seeing it that when I I saw this is just another one and then I don Oh my God they're back. I wonder apparently hates talking about it doesn't talk about why doesn't do not really doesn't do it. Talking doesn't give reasons reasons for the emojis but whatever it is. It's back and it's a fun thing you know. PEOPLE WANNA sell Yankees or so stuffy Blah Blah Blah. It's a fun thing that we can enjoy doesn't really matter today but I'm glad they're back. Dini has a weird thing with media. I don't know I picked up this year. Maybe it's just been out of it. You know all year and he just annoyed that he wasn't on the field but I don't know little weird thing D._d.. Has with the media just something I've noticed I don't know especially be asked about the tweets and he gets a literally show defensive about it started odd but the thing is funny as hormone. He uses the ant Emoji like what is that the real understand that one. I don't know it makes sense though like I don't why someone saying that and I was like Yep like deeming Burnett like he looks like he'd be like a bug's life or something yeah and then he uses obviously the sock for Stockman. He had a big Dan Sunday makes a hell of the catch out in left field came. It looked like he ran a mile to get this ball and he makes his sliding catch beats the sun. I actually tweeted out mytalk. One Zero. He ended up replying would after the game he goes imagining your tougher than the sun basically like you know speaking on everything that rigs twee yeah so mike talk kind of by also <hes> that on me that I didn't realize talk and follow me on twitter and I didn't follow them back. I didn't really know where to twitter. We don't see two thousand followers but go on my talk me right now <hes> but that was kind of awkward on my part but Yeah Mike Mike E._t.. Had Yeah fucking bomb. You're feeling when he his home answering is so pretty it just a nice little swing nice in the ball flies. This is a bomb today yeah. He's got a just that's sweet lefty swing police. Oh well especially with rightfielder Nike Anky Stadium and he's not going to be three hundred hitter but you know he's playing good defense and he's running. The home runs every once in a while so I know people are going to pine for Frazier obviously but Mike Talk is doing what mytalk when has been asked has to do. What a trade we? We kinda thoughts to throw which really what is this guy doing up here. I mean the guy's got almost a seven fifty O.. P. S. and he plays really good defense and he's like fifth out for us. One more you want from the guy we ever cash right for cash. So I mean yeah he's been great. I think for what you know like sure he's got to thirty one batting average. We'll we'll get fucked. What all looking at here is that? He's almost seven of the guy plays really anytime. He's out in the outfield. I have no worries whatsoever might have the strongest on the world but it was is good range to the ball takes really good routes. I've become a big talk one guy. I don't think there's any going back. I'm just we've had ups and downs talking for sure you know where we wanted Clint up here at some points but right now with how good the lineup is. I want better defense out there. You know I want Brett Gardner out there. By Way. Guardian Friday gardy had unbelievable night Friday and probably the most unbelievable will inexplainable double ever seen in my life the one he hit too shallow left yeah. I have no idea how he made that. A double hit fifty miles an hour I have I'm still speaking doubles because it was hit so slow yeah I he also showed on T._v.. I don't know if you saw but at they showed <hes> as a replay showed the overhead angle of it and it made sense like when they showed it that way when you really look at it from that angle you could see how big the field is and like how far away like the leftfielder was so nice squeak did pass through the left side and then it takes so long for the ball to roll all the way to the outfielder in left that it makes sense. He had plenty of time so fast it had plenty of time kept the second another big week weekend for Garner five hits. He's he streaky but he's on one of his ostrich right now and were enjoying it. Yeah this will happen. This will happen <hes> where for to prompt we cursing him out a couple of months from now but that is what experience that's the Retina Garner experience we love. It's like it's like when you're mad at like a girlfriend or mother. I hate you but you don't you both sides no like there's there's always always undying love honor when I say bad things about you. Just you know you know the not taking the heart. You know you're better than that. I'm better than what I'm saying just in the mood swing or something and then once I start to real OPEC on his plan again really well. There's the love they will always be. There will never be actual hate for Brett Gardner just like what are you doing slap in the ball and right hopping up to the catcher whatever but but then he goes on these streets days still gone right now surprisingly still going after the all-star break and it's it's refreshing this e for sure other than that Oh also regard on Saturday took that picture out if you saw him and Reggie willits when he has his helmet on I mean the same exact person it's identical. It was alarming how how similar they were. I was done yeah. I've never noticed it. 'cause I always see well. It's with you know the first base helmet on but yeah I t Brett Gardner seemed like he could be first base coach down the line. Maybe like a third base coach a Harto third base coach. You don't really see that you don't see players become come base coaches Garner being manager or bench coats down the line. Garner will still be involved in baseball. Yeah I yeah I think he he's guys that can escape the game and so other than that hat before we're going to the tower. skaggs thing was nothing short of unbelievable on Friday night. I mean I kinda miss that was in a bar but I saw like afterwards. Coincidences were just so first of all his mom was at the first pitch throws an absolute strike. It's Shag say they're all wearing forty five one of those things that I'm just like. Why didn't I bet on the angels Friday night? It was at absolute stone cold locked they were GONNA win that game and their go up seven nothing like immediately and then to throwing and a combine no hitter and they scored seven runs in the first and had thirteen hits overall seven thirteen would have been skaggs as twenty eighth birthday. That's insane and then the last combined no hitter in California was Oakland on July Life Thirteenth Nineteen ninety-one which was day tyler skaggs is born some weird schick on on the like some really weird shit. Mike Trout had a four hundred fifty foot home run and a ball four hundred fifty four four hundred eighty four right and forty five dollars gags is number ball four in the fifth inning broke up a perfect game forty. Five four forty five just kept coming up just some really really crazy shit which don't even know how he died right yeah. No it was crazy. I I wonder when or if that will come out I mean even the fact that it was a combined. No hitter makes it perfect because it was one guy like you know it's a starting pitcher. He does it then. It's still very much like that. Guys like it's the guy through the no hitters night like back to a degree the fact that it was like a team effort I know the second pitcher went seven innings so I'm sure he wants auto credit but there was a team effort and it's like it's a t no hitter. It felt like Tyler skaggs has no hitter to a degree and you wouldn't have had that same feeling if it was one pitcher pitcher right there. It's one of those moments. Where makes you think there's you know higher being out there or something and makes you realize how awesome baseball isn't can be baseball so fun cool sports or so fucking cool? Sometimes that was just a very <hes> very cool thing ah avery let's cook with some dams and we'll get out here. What's up guys? There was some really good ones this week. You guys were mentioning the D. tweets back. Someone asks if you were to be featured in a D tweet. What would each of you want your Emoji to be? That's a good crust pull. It would be well the guy losing haircuts than that would probably be me <hes> like a ball or something what I can't even keyboard right now. Isn't it weird that she'll like your frequently used emojis only four of my emojis there are faces. Everything else. Is something else that weird. Those are also like inaccurate because there are some that I have not you up looking right now. I've never used the green truck. Emoji wants or the rain or the D._V._d.. Or the fire extinguisher never used a virus thing. I don't want it to be something extremely random. That makes like no sense like just has people. Wondering why the Hell is that at his EMOJI. I'M GONNA go if I scroll through here. <hes> like mine like if people were to pick it like Didi to pick it would be the baby one with one piece of hair on his head like now. It'd probably be mine. I think they have a bald old man to now but I'm not all twenty-five contrary with other other people think I'm thirty four. Tommy's years should be the smoke one just like the yeah maybe but I I still just want something I just want. That's something random like there's a telescope. I love fight at telescope like why the Hell See if a telescope remote imagine the buzz I'd get there yeah you want like mystery behind it right right yeah so I'm GonNa take the telescope Emoji. Maybe like the umbrella with rain coming down. I don't know people will be wondering about that too. Maybe Donaldson Bringer of rain or like. Is there a sexual joke behind it or something like I don't know I hate that whatsoever I keep on that was a really good one this one if you could be if you could go back in time and be present for any Yankee moment what would it be be offering shot these guys out when they like who who's it as so they give credit yeah if unless you didn't see screech reach out to the next for the next episode one moment in the in the crowd yeah I would think right yeah like the stadium for the last month from Colbourne and this from Kyle Sorry Yep. I think I'd WanNa be Tinos Homerun in the world series against the diamondbacks. That seems like that's like a moment ago back like Andres what the padres you mean the Grand Slam I would say Steinbeck's or maybe we're thinking different. Ones I think Grand Slam against the padres in ninety eight no no it wasn't a Grand Slam. It was the tying run against the diamondbacks in up young young Kim and then the next day they did it again broaches okay I was thinking Tino grants. I am game. One of the ninety eight world series okay now. I'm talking. I'm talking. The one world series the nine eleven year her anytime ago on Youtube I could do. I'll probably do it after this now thoughts on my head that Tino Martinez on run or the the brochures one may be even crazier because it happened again the next night and then there's always that clip a Bob Bradley looking like like he's seen like eighteen goes like at the same time like his soldiers like how is this possible then young Kim is basically crying on them but Tino was always like my guy. I liked a love Tino for Yankee First Baseman. I don't know what my dad loved on languages favorite player I love Tino a love geometry. I love Lugovoi and they just have a thing for Yankees first base for thinking about it but Tinos Homerun when it ties the game just sent that place into another fucking world and it's like the loudest thing I've ever heard any stadium for any any moment in any sports game ever and it was just like I it was almost those hormones those two moments almost better than winning the world series like that just brought life into New York again after the whole nine eleven thing and obviously you know nine eleven. I'm only eight years old old so like I don't really remember that so I wish I was there as a twenty five year old Eric. I really wish I was there and I would probably have never forgotten that ever. It's still crazy. They did not win that world series. I don't remember it either. I was five but looking back all the moments you know we didn't even mentioned dark. Mr November was also in that game that follows like there were so many memorable moments in that series for series. They didn't win. <hes> which is crazy if I take one ominous say game six of the nineteen ninety six world series when Joe Girardi had the triple to give them a lead early in the game yeah it was like I remember my dad said he was there. He said it was the loudest. He's like ever heard of place. He said it was like the same was literally shaking like it was like an earthquake at the stadium because you know I think it would have been cool to be there because it had been eighteen year drought at that point that the exit one world series and it felt like so long I think that was the moment where everyone in the crowd sort of felt like Holy Shit. This is going to happen tonight right so I'll I'll. I'll take that one game. Was that what game six okay okay cool. There's the clincher game this was from Jimmy be if you could ask any Yankee player coach one question that they have to answer truthfully no matter what who you picking and what are you asking Jacoby Ellsbury. What's what's up? Dude like what's what's going on. So many people ask Somebody People Hall Babe. Ruth could've been a guy marriage knows the first indicates heads I wanted. I want to get to the bottom of this Jacoby Ellsbury Mr where are you. What's your injury would just what your deal man? Tell me Your Story Jacoby. What's going on there? What do we do ear what is happening but I don't even want to know that answer? Stay away. I don't want it like I don't want him back but I'm just curious. I'm curious of what he pays like yeah like we've been making up injuries for the past two years like obviously or if he's GonNa be like ignore man like really. I heard this hurt that air. I'm just curious. It's it's the biggest mystery in baseball. Nobody's talking about. We talk about every time well. We're the only but she'd be like a national story where should be leading sports interviewing like what's actually actually happening here heard from him adding go <hes> just ask jeeter how much you really fucking heyday rod us thing in something like that. The question has to be the jeeter because he's so candidate he's not can't and so like you know. He answers everything so political. I like to ask him how much you really fucking Hate A. Rod and just hear that answer that would be very cool not yeah. I don't know what ask them but I'd love to talk to Babe Ruth like what are the all time mysterious figures like what would you seemed like a fictional character Yano I don't know I don't know what if I had he's not the answer for one question but if it's like who have a beer within Hanky history dislike talk to for an hour I'd probably take babe. I think I go mantle for beer. We just all maybe it would end up being like thirty years a mantle. I feel like but be like that with Babe too do yeah you're right all the hotdogs you know actually being a hot dog so my all my buddies they're in a fantasy football league and they're thinking of changing up their punishment. This is like ruthless. I don't know if this is being done before but so if you lose you then have one week to eat as many hotdogs as the guy who on the hotdog eating contest and you have one week to do it so let's say too bad seventy two hotdogs in a week I would let you also it would ruin actually actually add that stuff. He would ruin hotdogs the rest of your life. You never be able to again you just couldn't we'll be able to and by yeah we were trying to. I think I think I would cut a few of them up like there'd be one day or just cut him up into little pieces that way. It's not the same thing as eating the hot though so jeff new buns to know. I think we'd just said it would be the dog yeah. I would just try to do it consistent. It'd be like all eight for week. Just like hot dog today. Spread it out like one in our heat my life life but some terrible it'd be terrible. That's a really good punishment doing your league or something like that or you. Oh everyone one hundred dollars just a brutal brutal punishment moving on this one's from Nicolas de Simone he ask what do you think Aaron judge physically assaults and umpire for their inability to call the correct strike zone on him thought it was gonNA have on Saturdays bed I want him to get on like I know so derrick jeeter never got ejected from game in his career and I know judge is following that jeeter mold where he wants to be classy leader be humble Yada Yada Yada fuck that like judge get out there. You're a monster yell at someone like put fear in that Umpires is watch him tremble before you and then see if you're starting at that type of disrespect respect like I don't care I. You don't need to be like this goody. Two shoes guy like you could yell at an umpire scream like I want to see that. I WanNa see that sought you don't need to do it almost have to say words. Just take a page of Clint Frazier's book snap snap about over your leg and hold half of it like it's a toothpick and just stare at the empire say word. That's just that's just instilling fear that guys is he's never gonNA fucking. Call you call bad strike again. By the way ended up seeing they did the robot umpires and the Atlantic. I don't know if we talk about this but they it was trying to but and he squared up lately bent his knees and the ball literally went over has had called it a strike because because it was like technically in his own so that's that's not great. That's why maybe we need a little more time. tweak it out the strikes. I don't have Pires GonNa work because right. Now I think it's just the umpire air pods and and it like literally just says strike baller didn't read it whatever and the umpire just calls it. The empire does have discretion to over what why overrule not one but I think when it's all said and done we will eventually have robot umpires and judge will be the biggest fan of it. If he's you know depends how long it takes to get major leagues but if he actually had a real consistent zome it'd be he is obt would be like five hundred I feel like because he gets some terrible calls. He's probably the biggest one with the shittiest calls I feel like because of just how big is it so unfair affair because it's not like they don't know what to do. What's what they've never been? You know player really liked him. His stature yeah and who's been like as good right deserves it anything else yeah <hes> Stu Lester asked. Do you think Marcus Stroman just made his last star as at Yankee Stadium Not Wearing pinstripes pitch well on Sunday. I thought I was looking over some of the Rob Friedman tweets or whatever of all his pitches nasty stuff goes six innings. Seven case three earned exactly start we need. That's you know you give the Yankees that we're GONNA win. The game ninety nine percent of time. I feel like especially this offense. He did have a weird thing though with his twitter profile you see that a couple of days ago widen all the Blue Jays and like what is number number isn't all that from his premise bio so now it just says Marcus stroman figures he's getting traded and they don't really want stroman to be honest. I'll take him if we got him and I'll convince myself to fall in love with him as personality analogy being a New York guy but I don't know to me he's not. He's not the guy the Yankees need. The Yankees need that front guy who like you really can rely on. I don't think stroman that guy. He's shown flashes of being that guy but I think I myself. If it's a must win playoff start. Do I feel super confident with Marcus Stroman on the mound no interesting we see this differently but he's not my number one still my my ranking switch who I want you know on the Yankees starting pitcher to go for the switch every week but I think this is now that my head's finally straight Baumgartner's one for sure to would be stroman three Bauer. I'm getting a feeling that bowers like the number one target though the Indians are getting better and better right definitely they probably they are the hottest demon baseball the best record in the last month or something like that and then definitely does play a factor into it but I know that there's the whole drive line thing which we've talked about and the Yankees are sent their best guy to go scout him the lot of things that just show the Yankees and now granted when everything cashman's doing this is really doing that you know he's running. He also may even be talking about the guy that they end up with right and the guy that they're not being linked to renowned talk about is bumgarner. I mean you don't hear anything with the Bumgarner right now so that might be cashman's play where he's just secretly talking. You know there with the giants G._M.. But he owned everyone thinks he's doing bauer. which would be great? I'll take the sleight of hand the Red Sox by the way traded for Kashmir. I don't think that's GonNa do it. That's going to be Your Guy Andrew Kastner. I mean it makes sense for him. I guess because they need to fill that rotation spot up with a volley probably movement the bullpen but no I don't you sound like I'm like Oh shit. The Red Sox are making a ten game devastate because they got Andrew Cash ner no and they're about to be eleven outlets. They come back game as a sixteen down to. I think they're going to get wheeler I could see wheeler heading the Boston. He's been connected. Did the aggies don't want any part of that party. He stinks. I want nothing to do with him. He's absolute trash. The Red Sox also really don't have much the trade for anymore. 'cause Dombrowski just absolutely rid the fucking farm system they have nothing left this what he does the same thing with the Tigers just like he doesn't care. I kinda the same thing I guess if our G._M.. No patience for minor leaguers and I would just trade him for real people <hes> but once again there's a reason why I write blogs and we do a podcast. Dombrowski is a a G._M.. So you would think maybe like he wouldn't do the same thing that a blogger would do but that appears to be at the Red Sox have no bull no farm system whatsoever anymore they could barely trade for Andrew Cashier. I don't even know if they could make another move at this point so good on them good for you guys every Senate yeah just last thing Brian Ryan reached out to us asks for some Sunday scary as he has been off of work since Wednesday for his brother's wedding so he's really happy the Yankees one so the Sunday scares are not so scary and he's really excited to listen to us so shout out Brian Okay Shadow prien there. It was actually a bachelor party at Ballpark on Saturday. I I didn't go up to them but they were wearing like the the SL slap what the Hell's the call not a slash. Maybe there's a skull slash whatever they were in a like a ribbon across their chest. Whatever it was very clear like it was for yeah? That's a good place to go. If you're going to make a weekend out of the city whatever I think Barsha the ballpark where you got unlimited beer unlimited food for ninety minutes and you go what's the Yankees win on Saturday but usually watching him win. That's pretty good <hes> Bachelor party if you'RE GONNA take it out in New York City. That's pretty good step. That's all we got here. I'll be back here on Thursday. Where hopefully I don't have another heat stroke? <hes> and maybe we have an interview for you guys so we'll see you then later John Sterling you've been listening to short porch byproduct of Barstools. Take over all right.

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Parker Inside the (Rob) Parker - ASG Edition: HR Derby > Dunk Contest; Top 3 teams; Guests: Former Indians Ace C.C. Sabathia on his return

"<music> what's up folks is Chris Broussard and I am here with my partner Rob Parker and together. We are the odd couple that's right. Join Kristen me every day as we give you. The hottest spiciest sports takes that you won't hear anywhere else and for the Record Rob Parker is the one I'm the more reasonable what so listen to the couple with Chris Bruce Hart and Rafah on Apple podcasts bore when the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen to podcasts the Berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in M._l._b.. America this he's inside the Parker you give us twenty two minutes and we'll get you the scoop on Major League Baseball. Now here's is baseball hall of Fame Voter Number Three Rob Parker welcome to a special all star edition of inside the Parker. I'm your host Rob Parker from Cleveland and we have a great show Oh for you this week see Sobat via the Yankee left-hander will stop by and talk to us about his career his moment at the All Star game also Joel Sherman Longtime New York Post baseball columnists and M._l._B. Network analysts that plus much more coming your way. Let's go to lead off. It's getting robbed and keep them up. ROB's hot. Take the three biggest stories in major league baseball number. One people are always talking about the demise of baseball how baseball doesn't have stars and how the baseball is drying up because they don't have the same stars that maybe the N._F._l.. And N._B._A. has and I'm here to tell you that it's just not the case. Baseball is going through a transition and we saw it last night at the all-star game there were thirty six first-time all-stars participating in the game seventeen from the national the League nineteen from the American League and you know what that's the highest total of first timers since two thousand three and a net game featured thirty nine such stars so there is a transition going on there are new stars and nothing nothing was better than being on display when we saw the Homerun Derby and we saw the championship where you had to rookie players Vlad Guerrero junior from Toronto and of course the Alonzo from the New York Metropolitan Jess so those two squared off and Lonzo got it done and won the Homerun Derby so there are stars there and there are a lot of stars who didn't even come to the All Star game because they didn't make skittish year Aaron Judge Fan favourite was not at the All star Game Manny Machado having a great year in San Diego was not at the All Star Game Bryce Harper with the Phillies who moves the needle in Major League Baseball was not an O._T.. At the all-star game also Jean Carlos Tin from the Yankees hurt almost all year not at the All Star Game Fernando tat tease junior another big time star. You're not at the all-star game so they'll stars. They're all over the place in M._l._B.. America it's just about taking time for the transition to take for people to get to know these guys more for these guys to develop so baseball's future is bright. There are so many young stars in baseball right now. You have to be excited about it number two. It's official the N._B._A.. SLAM DUNK contest is officially dead ahead. Make no mistake about it. That's right M._l._B.'s homerun derby skilled competition that is must see tv now and it's not even close. That's right to show put on Monday night. At progressive field was one for the ages you could not have watched it and not thought to yourself that you watched an epic breath and speech taken event sure there's still talk about the ball being Jews and that's why Paul is flying out of America's ballparks at an historic pace but this isn't all about that. It's not it's about major league baseball players flexing their muscles and competing on the grand stage for all of us to see. It didn't hurt that there was a million dollars at stake as the prize money for. Last man standing and the script couldn't have been written any better in Hollywood. That's right rookies. Both who are two of the biggest stars of the future in the game squared off in the finals and put on a show most won't soon forget the mets Pete Alonzo defeated the Blue Jays Clodomiro Guerrero junior twenty three twenty two to claim the home run derby crowd and it might have been the greatest homerun Derby we've ever seen and that's not just being a prisoner of the moment is just seemed that way or at least felt that way as we watched it even Magic Johnson who knows a little something about the N._B._A.. All Star Games he chimed in on twitter saying I witness the most exciting Homerun Derby in major league history. Thank you magic. I couldn't have said it any better number three. When you take a look at the second half of the baseball season there's one division that jumps out to me and a division that I think will be up for grabs and it'll be very interesting to see how it finally plays out think about it? The Chicago cubs lead the N._l.. Central by a half a game over Milwaukee Milwaukee walk he's going to be in the mix say Lewis has only two games out Pittsburgh's only two and a half games out and Cincinnati which got off to a terrible start. It's bounceback and Cincinnati's only four and a half games out the first place so when you take a look the N._F._l.. Center we so interesting as we play out the second half of the Major League baseball season the other part two is what's going to happen at the trade deadline because it's hard new new trade deadline on July thirty first Osen only moves you can make there are no other trade you know <hes> situations where like we have to go through the waivers and all that it's a hard fast July thirty first so this'll be interesting. Fasten your seatbelts when we talk about the national league central. It's GonNa be a while one. I WanNa think that the cubs are GonNa win. I'm not sure Milwaukee. Last year was a juggernaut. They're right there. Say Lewis has always good Pittsburgh spoke with some young hitters is there and Cincinnati pulling up the way but not that far out and L. Central Ruby at the destination follow come the second half of the baseball season. Hey it's R._J.. Bell host of the straight out of Vegas podcast joining along with the Vegas pros who know as we give you the Vegas Perspective on the biggest sport stories of the day sports batters listen for the money sports fans listen to no more than their bodies. We deliver the Vegas Truth to you and we do do it every single day. That's my personal promise. iheartradio is number one for podcast and it's easy to see why fine straight out of Vegas with R._J.. Bell on the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcast here comes the big interview nervion listen peddler which so good I welcome to the inside the Park A- podcast here in Cleveland at the All Star Game Mr C C Sabathia C._C.. Tell me about the reaction you had when you left Cleveland traded away. was that top for young player yeah I mean <hes> yeah. It was just one of those things where you know at the time. I didn't know you know what was going to happen it. was you know a tough time getting traded from here. <hes> I remember crying like crazy that whole night and just not not wanting to leave the next morning. I was like you know there's a team that don't want you to the team on the other side that want you in a good spot and flew milwaukee. I got there and I felt like I haven't been there. Ten years you know prince fielder was their best friend Davis he was there <hes> Iraqi whigs billy hall so it was just a good group of guys that <hes> had a chance to win and I wanted to be a part of C._C.. What about the game now seems like there's a ton of young players and stars? Do you like where the game is now and WHO's left driving in a car. Pause definitely in a good spot I mean just I mean the young stars that that can play in the half flair and that's what I like you know <hes> the slogan this year was let the kids play and you know I love the passion and and the flair that some of these guys play with now and <hes> you know hopefully that continues to let guys develop that way and just let them be themselves out on the field and <hes> we continue to get some good baseball. Tell me about this experience for you and being here and being honored in Cleveland and what it means to you <hes> credible experience. <hes> you know just being here. Just you know when palace call me and you know just had me considered to be able to come here. <hes> you know I was just honored. You know just like I never thought about myself in this. Light I guess recognize me and you know remarried. His All Star game is is incredible. This is awesome my family we all excited and there'd be back where it lost. Artists always good you feeling sympathy. You know sentimental and all all that. Have you started thinking about your career. Where you've been what you've done? All that stuff yeah getting here today was just sitting them at the sentimental just thinking about you know I mean I started here. You know put up here. You know around this time you know twenty one years ago I was seventeen seventeen years old and didn't know the future's going to hold and to be able to be here now. Twenty you know nineteen years later in the big league is amazing. Do you feel like you did everything you wanted to do. Obviously WanNa Championship. You know what I mean in all the other stuff but do you feel like man I put it all out there and it was rewarding or things that maybe it was definitely rewarding and and I wouldn't change anything you know it's been <hes> spend a hell of an experience has been you know ups and downs good and bad but <hes> you know when changing the only thing I I wish that would have done was one of the championship here in Cleveland <hes> but to get a ring in New York and when that team was <hes> incredible. What is that like people always say that winning in New York is there's nothing like it? I'm over Cecil fielder told me when he finally won a championship in what it was like and being with the Yankees in that organization do feel lucky or blessed to be there yeah for sure. I mean you know people say that you know it's nothing like winning a championship in New York but you know you don't really know what that means until you get there and understand what you know how much Samat Sports town that is and and <hes> it's kind of like the epicenter everything so <hes> to win with when the pinch dies feels good. What about this team this Yankee team? How have you been able to do it with all the injuries I mean it's it's really amazing when you think of where you guys are as you head into the second half? I think it's just you know we just always adopted the next man up. You know <hes> whoever <hes> you know goes down we you know we confident we have the depth of the guy can step in and kind of fill in and pick them up. It's time for the pocket protector Centrum the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe at this one's Anthony masterson is his name B._S.. Analytics is game what you got today Anthony All right Robert Let's talk about home runs and not just because they were precisely three hundred forty eight more homers in and the first step is season than any other first half in big league history watching Peter Lonzo in Vlad Guerrero junior duke it out and last night told under you've made me wonder about homerun distance the BENEF- stat cast in Twenty fifteen. We've been able to see who it's the biggest diggers and baseball and last night the routine the whole month of travel well over four hundred and fifty feet now the last couple of seasons only a few players have even hit a home run that was measured. I five hundred feet or more that was the rangers no more Missouri and the Rockies Trevor Story checking it at five hundred and five feet now spaced out over a whole season however average distance is much lower about four hundred twenty feet on average that are pretty impressive feat in-stat cast era the highest average distance of anybody with at least ten homers is the aforementioned bazaar season an average of four hundred twenty eight feet per home run and twenty nineteen now anybody would twenty plus home runs and that stretch the rockies Carlos Gonzales average four two hundred twenty seven feet twenty five months back at Twenty sixteen that Mickey Mantle made a five hundred sixty five foot home run in nineteen fifty three but that was before we had the data back it up long live the age of information. J._R. is if foul or fair to say that the home run Derby at progressive field on Monday was the greatest ever that tau that is a foul balls. This was the classic Homerun Derby in the sense that junior guerrero held up his end of the bargain ninety. One thing is and the record twenty nine. The first round problem is he ran out of gas and he didn't win. That's like two thousand eight for Josh Hamilton hit all those Yankee Stadium home is but just the more no one near event lab Lonzo sealer shine thing way is doing all season. If black close the deal of course it would be the best he was clubbed my favorite any Ken Griffey junior has three titles ninety four and ninety eight or ninety nine when neither the player nor the ball is used their day. Nothing topically Griffey hit warehouse past the right field. It can't been yard fasten. Your seat. Dude here comes Parker's top three at L.. B._T.'s this week number three the Atlanta braves I know. So people are going to have a heart attack that I'm skipping over the twins then the astros the astros of suffered through a rough month into the all-star break with some pitching injuries. I'm going to go with the Atlanta Braves as the number three team. Freddy Freeman has been now monster. What a first half three Oh nine twenty three home runs sixty eight R._B._i.'s and think about this to braise fifty four and thirty seven at the all-star break plus they went out and Got Dallas US Kaikal to add to their rotation? The braves a serious good young stars and star Pitcher who has been there done that number to the Los Angeles dodgers. What else can you say about the dodgers what the first half sixty and thirty two record <hes> look at what they have pitching hitting everything except if you want to point and say they have one thing not gonna well? Maybe the bullpen still needs to be sure it up with sixty and thirty two in the first half <hes> cody bellinger with a unforgettable first half for the dodgers pitching has been through the roof as far as starting pitching. They have all that stuff tough locked up. The dodgers are running away with the N._F._l.. Wes they will win the division for the seventh year in a row. It's about whether or not they can win the world series. They still need bullpen. Help a dead a number two team number one New York freaking Yankees. Yes indeed I know the dodgers have more wins but when you consider all the injuries that they didn't get one inning of pitching from this ace Luis Severino it's incredible where the Yankees are judge has less than ten home runs. Jean Carlos Tin has one home run and near fifty seven thirty one through the first half. That's incredible. It doesn't even make sense how good the New New York Yankees have been how everybody else's picked up the slack and <hes> Gary Sanchez another one. That's been a big part of the turnaround for the Yankee so the Yankees or the number one team going into the second half and I'm GonNa make this prediction Yankees. Dodgers will series first time since the eighties I think both teams at the Yankees. Pick up a starter and the dodgers pick up reliever that these two teams could make it an epic world series. Take out the it's time for trash. Talk Twitter your chance to trash anyone or anything in major league baseball. This week's winner comes from Satin Lee underscore eighty-six. Here's a switch. He's trashing the N._B._A.. And the N._F._l.. Basketball and football on my favorite sports hands down but the home run Derby is definitely better than the dunk contest. He's our winter this week. If you WANNA be a winner all you have to do is hit us up at Rob Parker F s one and the winner will receive a new the era snapback hat hit us up on at Rob Parker APP S. One. Hey it's clay travis host of the outkick the coverage podcast join me every day as I give you the nation strongest longest opinions on the biggest stories in sports if you're looking for a sports podcast that smart original funny and authentic alka coverage Clay Travis the perfect podcast for you I even recently launched a brand new podcast called wins and losses with Clay Travis Davis which featured long form conversations with the biggest names in sports business entertainment listen on Apple podcast or the iheartradio APP or wherever you listen to podcasts when rob was a newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. If I'm writing let's bring in a writer broadcaster older new. Let's welcome into the PODCAST. Joel Sherman Baseball columnist for the New York Post been at the New York Post thirty years and of course M._l._b.. Network has well Joel Welcome to the PODCAST. It's seeing rob. I mean it's good seeing a guy who I've known for thirty years so it's great to be here at the All Star game with you. No doubt want to talk about the second half of the season expectations. Let's start with teams. Teams Dodgers Yankees possibility. These two teams have been unbelievable in the first half to like these teams or not I do. I think both have worked to do this month. I think the dodgers have to and we'll find a relief pitcher pitcher. I think the Yankees have to and will find a starting pitcher. The question is are they the right guys. The starting pitching market is not great right now in the tray at the you know how it setting up for the trade deadline. I do think there's a couple of elite teams Yankees Astros dodgers. I thought the cubs were going to be part of that so far there foundering around and not able to get there but you know strange things happened in the postseason rob short series. The ball bounces wrong and things go crazy but if I if I was a betting man right now I think the Yankees dodgers have as good a chance as anything what about we talked about. The trade deadline is changed now baseball thirty I this is it. There's no other second and third all these other things guys could wait and see. Do you expect a lot of action on July thirty first or do Brian Cashman the Yankees general manager described it like a test like it's pencils down down on July thirty first. There's no trying to fix it again after that really no waiver trades in August <hes> that's the new rule. I think there's so many teams that think especially in the National League. They have a shot at least a wild card that they'll be active. The problem is as you run your fingers over the bad teams rosters. There's not a ton of difference makers who are going to be available this July. Those teams are bad for very specific reason they miss real difference makers there's and or they don't want to make a few different makers available so I think you're going to have a situation where there's a lot of teams that want to improve and the question is are there the personnel to really improve some some teams will make the most of it and I I expect to be busy because of the National League crowding talk about <hes> Pete Alonzo with the mets who's had an unbelievable rookie or thirty home runs at the break Kenny keep this up the second time around always been around a couple of time but you know the second half. Will he be able to keep up what he's been able to do well. I'll say that he likes bright lights and Big City. He has embraced it. He seems to want to be met. peeve seems to WanNa hit in big spots. <hes> this is not been a bright spot year for the mets. It's pretty much him in Jeff McNeil his fellow all-star plus a little bit of Jacob degrom who's also at the All Star game and then very little else to like about the team so if you're thinking about the mets post all-star post trade deadline. I'm sure one of the few things that could keep the the fans interested is Alonzo hunting down the team record which is forty one homers. I think it's Todd Hundley and Carlos by arrogant then once he does that. He's only eleven way already at the break. Kenny get to fifty and then once you get to fifty what else is possible so it's one of the few things that a met fan could be interested in the rest of the year shooter Yankees a lot. Tell me about and what they've been able to do. I mean when you consider all the guys on the injured list and they're only a couple of games away from the dodgers who have been unbelievable when you think about it and what they've done. How have they been able to hold us together and I've I've been saying on this podcast will do the best team in baseball because somehow they've been able to win with what they have and they still have more common? Yeah they've done a great their player personnel and their development and whatever their analytics are doing to help guys find the best of themselves <hes> you know Gio or Shelhah Cameron made in our like knock around guys who have been invaluable to the team bins on the injured list now but her shell is irregular players helped transform not just their offense offense where he's been much better than expected but he's always been a good defensive player in him. Lemay in particular really changed the infield defense which wasn't great in the past and is much better this year. They hit a ton of homers. Their bullpen for the most part has been really good the question is you know starting pitching the ace Luis Severino there in first place by by a nice little gap here. They haven't gotten in inning from their ace. Luis Severino haven't gotten an inning from the guy who was going to pitch the eighth inning del Tana's. They've gotten hardly any about Giancarlo Stanton this year. Nothing from Andrew Harr Miguel and Damore who finished second in the rookie of the year last year again or shallow has filled in their lamaze filled in they found people to fill in you know Aaron judge missed half the first half. You know they missed really big pieces. Their depth is impressive. Their culture is impressive where they keep winning regardless one guy who has been impressive for bounceback you because he had a bad year was Gary Sanchez and not only the home runs Joel. I've seen them monster hormones. He's gotten better behind the plate not nearly as many passed balls. Tell me about his play. Yeah I think on both sides of the ball he's been much better. There's there's a moment where the Yankee stuck to their guns. In the off season. There were a lot of people and I would say I was one of those people who thought they should find a way to maybe redirect Sanchez someplace else maybe to get some players to help them J._T.. Real Muda who I felt was a much much better all around catcher in and it's at the All Star game here in his first year in Philadelphia and yet Sanchez has been a powerforce again. I also think that when he swing his balanced he's not just a power guy. He's just a flat out really good hitter and his defense. He's always had some real strengths. As a defender he can throw his release and the power of his arm is as good as anyone in the sport and the pitchers of always liked how he's called the game <hes> the question was about blocking and this year it has moved from atrocious too probably slightly below average to average which is a gigantic leap for him and it's just something that's not weighing on his mind. I thought his offense was impacted last year because he was embarrassed about what was happening to him. Defensively his name is Joel Sherman you see him on M._L._B.. Network and you read them in the New York. Post a friend of mine appreciate you. I'm glad to do the trump. Let's do it every thirty years now bringing the closer <music> here's why M._l._b.. Better than the N._F._l.. Or N._B._A. and it isn't even close. The reason baseball is better than the N._B._A.. And the N._F._l.. Is Simple. It's what the Major League Baseball Oh did for Pitcher Sabathia inviting him to the All Star game in his final season for him to get a tribute in front of his fans in Cleveland where it all started and where his career started. It's an amazing thing to be able to honor a guy who's given so much done so much for the game cares about the game we know C._C.'s Abacha whereas a Yankee uniform but it all started right here in Cleveland and that's that's the great part. It's not often in a sport that you'll see this. It reminds me of when Derek Jeeter was on it at Fenway Park when he was retiring and they hated Derrick jeeter in the Yankees all the red sox fan put they gave him a standing ovation same goes here in Cleveland would cease Abacha. He wears pinstripes. Put It doesn't matter this is where his career started nineteen years ago and remember the championship. He never was able to win in Cleveland in the one he won in New York but it's hard to ever not think about where you got started where it all began again the journey that you took from years and years and years and for baseball put C._C.. Front Center and not let this moment go by without him getting me ovation in the attention from the place he started would've been a mistake and instead baseball capitalized on it. I don't think you see this in the N._B._A.. I know you don't see this in the N._F._l.. This is why Major League baseball this better than those two sports it in the words of New York TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time Rob Parker out he can't get this could the same bat time same in this week on tour sat down at the piano plays the score in the stand to get a stop watch and close the lid over the keys. He started the stop. Watch thirty seconds later he opened the lid been closed at back over the keys. He did the same thing two minutes and twenty three seconds later turning the pages of the score all the while performing each of the actions as quietly as possible.

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Juiced Balls

Highly Questionable

19:54 min | 2 years ago

Juiced Balls

"My father's talking in his sleep again walking by lee questionable i'm dan laboratory dissident gutierrez he's ready to go when you're like on the show today is it'll be talking about cranky old manage it has nothing to do with him don't you see russel westbrook ending up with the heat i want you to marinate on something here the new york knicks at the start of free agency had all of the money in the world the miami heat had no money at all no stars the trade and they're probably gonna get jimmy butler in russell westbrook pat riley is seventy four years old man it's winning now the miami heat in an age of player empowerment winning player ended teamer motivated start to get together as russell westbrook seems to me then you figure out a way to make it happen if you're okay see because you're trying to give him a final farewell you're most popular player ever you're kinda wanna do right by amethi and he wants to go to miami that's not only interesting interesting part is whether people want him in miami this man's fairly isn't even sure he cannot give you a solid answer if it wants russell westbrook here if i'm pat riley on the miami heat i do think they ended up getting him at they ended up getting him at their cost that means not giving up on the young cheap talents like bam out of bio or tyler hero or derek jones junior you're just giving up guys like dionne waiters james johnson score and drug it's guys whose contract you and pendants a trade the entire time from the moment that you sign them so if there is no livers to be had by okay see end you get russell westbrook for that cost of course you do it even though he's thirty years old and had this much salary remain everyone can look at this and say look russell westbrook and jimmy butler that's just a lesser older version of what the clippers did they collide leonard and paul george it clearly better than these two and this isn't good enough but what you could also say to yourself is this makes the heat immediately interesting in a number of different ways including going after philadelphia philadelphia with jimmy butler andrew russell westbrook you know who is getting nervous about all these big back burcin miami outlets that in the worst shooting from what i've seen from three they are stairs webex do you go see the black junior the winner of last night's home run derby who won the derby you guys know who won the derby oh yes better alone so okay all right okay oh there no that's not why guerrero junior won the derby because he got all of our attention last night within them norma's display we love the thick player whether c k or to seize it began and we love the guy who's got this kind of power putting money into this game where these guys are playing for a million dollars when they're making half of that as a major league salad with a nice touch it was a fun thing in a sport that's gone all or nothing with things home runs and keeps doubling down on home runs at every turn and now you've got young kid who can hit him really far i'll get my one quick criticism of the home run derby i thought there were some times where there's too much going on on the screen there's numbers everywhere and if there's time go in and i want to appreciate the majesty of an amazing home run that's my only complaint and i do that was a winner i think the fans were also winters i think nostalgia in baseball was also a winter when you're talking about him obviously looking and feeling like his dad who is a great player and we get to see this guy from the beginning on this stage and watch him grow he's a rookie got eight home runs so far in his career but we've seen not only in the build up to it which was just fun to watch but any actual home run derby and putting on a display and hopefully we see superstar in the making from the very beginning keep in mind then toronto blue jays told you that this human being was not good enough to play major league baseball at the professional level when the season started so you you've seen that black a one last night that's right to kombi one million dollar oh that's right yeah you're guy comb the one million dollars all right you know one fair enough top maybe win that one i have spoken better it is so strong delay but he has spoken however he should knicks fan be about rj rj but rent a storage embarrassed and i think it's fans but it might be a new york knick fans remaining again they start at three agency what's all the money in the world and that one glimmer of hope during the draft it lasted all commercial break an represents all fame unpredicted they were gonna get zion williamson so the guy that got instead seemed to shoot it all through two games he is somebody who looks like he does not belong out there he's only nineteen years old it's only two games but it allows us to laugh at the knicks again there were all here that i mean i don't wanna declare him a bus yet i want him to be very good but one thing that you learn quickly in summer league is if you don't separate yourself from the rest of the competition you not that high level of nbs player we've seen some guys struggle trey young last year with a perfect example and look what he made out of his rookie season but it's disconcerting when rj barrett doesn't get separation doesn't get to the rim easily he can't really get pass these defenders and then it makes you wonder what kind of guard is easiest do everything guard is not a score we don't know what he is and so far he's showing a whole lot of nothing i would say one of the things that's also hurting him in terms of perception is here's a nineteen year old who looks like a nineteen year old buddies teammate zion williamson is doing kevin not where do you see that he's not someone who's body can handle it well he won't shoot three for fifteen in the regular season he will shoot six four thirty yes that's right i'll be thinking again my father seem to be doing the math on that to immediately double it was in the dome brady having a private throwing session with gronk let's hear from gronk instead we have told you that the patriots for a while had this trained polar bear and it's the best tight end ever but just like the polar bears roaming now and it's amazing aided gronk is lost a lot of white here he doesn't look like the guy but he used to look like listen to him here with tmz sports fans i you wanna know first of all i'd love to get through the first summer of rob gronkowski retirement before we're all guessing win in which whether he's going to come back but for those who think that he's over the party and the he's coming back to football because he's had his bill this man is only just beginning it will be a lifetime of party rob gronkowski football will always be there for it how is it possible that he described scribe himself exactly how i imagine him describing himself when talking about himself anybody can you play that again when you hear from mr reliable robbing gene exactly how he thinks of himself i'm gonna throw to you know wanna know me all of it the one and only the laugh all of it i will say this though on a serious note you ask any of these guys when they retire after football teams in the first six months after the retirement they're enjoying the freedom no alarm clocks no means no my body hurts i don't have to be anywhere it's after that then it becomes problematic a couple of years down what and gronk going to be young enough still then come back if he wants to boy he looks real skinny you should find out what the hell yeah that'd be like hey what w rt withdrawn happening only coming up next on my cell steven show we could've figured that out easily that's embarrassing this and now i fought from geico motorcycle it took fifteen minutes to take a spirit animal quiz online please be the cheetah we see the cheetah and learn your animal isn't the cheetah but but far less appealing blob fish combined twit insult to injury you could've used those fifteen blob fish minutes to switch your motorcycle insurance too geico geico fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on motorcycle insurance again next on k she'll do you question i mean you were on fire yesterday you give us topics and events and we question do you cossio easy bischel don't guarantee can die on his out because of that name thing the other day so we see what we number eight pick in the draft jackson hey can do with the basketball oh oh my god you stick his neck and that do the topic is that you're exactly clinically surgically seen by many in real time that isn't asaka shattering but the answer the question imagines xy on doing that and that defender will not leave wow those paley guns sure can fly you know i get it i don't ask me right past my head no you're questioning what baseball's neat jared smith you may not know this plane sort of for the cleveland cavaliers last year he wasn't around very much the cavs were terrible and he didn't feel like it so he did show up to his celebrity softball game andy yeah man in cleveland he's going shirtless i believe that person is wearing a shirt all j r smith body and tattoos there three create that here we go and is this is what baseball me i mean they are going to the sleepless jerseys lately so maybe now nosebleeds new jersey at oh my work are you guys helped me with three minutes left fielder was throwing the ball underhanded and allowing that to be a triple imagine smith never knowing how many out there are throwing the ball into the crowd row haas baseball told me that these women running around the very short told you write something down in preventing inside the park home run the left fielder who throws the ball into the cutoff man under engine i know someone else who should be playing so both shirtless who else no side does get their their problem i'm terrible it's awful he's great though at leggings seductively on the railroad track to retract the sexy trying to do you question if the keeper deserves credit for these plates are the producers around here pretty useless okay so one thing given me in terms of information here is we do not know what level of league business but and this is important part i guess vienne orange team is only attack that's all the information should i have we could've figured that out easily that's embarrassing oh this is gonna this is gonna also oh oh villian ma'am what did he deserves credit for that part part very awkward but horizontally attack over there needs to be the most shame but i'm not even kidding that guy should go from having his hands on attached to just walking off number appearing again just leaving from right there i think that the scene that keeper before for half i've seen that keeper oh we have to keep oh it's oh no no no no no they never gives up your we make sure that thousand thousand times we may never gives up you never gives up a goal do you foresee any floyd mayweather still undefeated i checked in with floyd mayweather this last weekend by video where he released himself walking around his living room counting one point eight million dollars in cash also had the biggest chanel bag chanels ever made let's check in with them here at a charity basketball game he's on tv fat juicy very small still undefeated he's serious about then it's a bone collector oh no you never see floyd go down to one thing you have to man how somebody bone selected there oh oh i didn't even hear that from any other angle oh no he's not only undefeated that to al here's now fifty two hero he just lost a pack yeah they're one brother all active well you know the problem is he has to play against somebody besides like i say tom i or us is even getting bored i thought it would mean women fifty years from now it's just a couple of minutes a day for the last year one one that's two plus began the leash writing about parenting see oh no how to raise a song from whom you could steal a television show you tell us what to watch on tv tonight will tell you for tree tonight on dsp n nbs summer negation celtics one of my father's favorite players look at the smile on my father hargrove oh a young guy seven foot seven and ken john without leaving the ground i mean that's that's not intimidated ridiculous oh seven foot seminal do that for you is there you and trading absolutely here i'm gonna rank fees in order for you for the u m b b m b postseasons the most exciting season bnb off season a second summer league it's third right before the regular season it's super super intriguing what about you poppy you and treat joel engineering ball saying they were very very very intrigued by that no no the guy who can do that men both wow i wanna know normal i man on man i i give you a little look while they're doing it to a man tried to kill john wick tomorrow at eight pm on nbc sports network this stage of the tour de france no but i am interested in a different sort of biking mountain of hell racing this is big idea you're just going down as best you can and whoever's first wins this has to be terrified five minutes of mounting calls the hell lizzy that makes you very messy purgatory yeah that seems scary and unsafe wildly unsafe all in now you see the drawbacks yeah yeah they're says oh god god did no one thinks this is hadn't been considered okay this is the first johnny on anybody beings are falling down like anthony hell it's a nightmare to do the hell variety counting friday idea that one after a dozen bodies on the horse glenn when we do okay oh fuck more coming coming out and there's no stopping because again it is of l a yes all right so their war one hundred eleven casual there we just showed you very merrily interviewing him so promising early on and then it went to hell property how about you or tree see see number two but you see they have got you know they went down with the vice they gotta get back on the back end ten one goes down then you're i never saw anything like that you know what i mean you only one that that means any the guy running we'd be pork would it be all black guys that are like friends i think you're doing necessarily you know my father rapper in france video from any one the guy right then andrew luck is yawning their father jokes from four years ago we're expecting you remember genetic cbs love island love oh look at the look on that'll affect creeped me out a little bit love island all what do we got here on big brother you're comes to play a game show man it's atmosphere up on long island is bits all extra july nine are you ready america your newest section is beer international tation love island is coming cbs five nights a week with host ari outmanned and burned so get ready for one summer i mean that really should be sexually transmitted diseases ireland is true i mean i think most people want the reality shows to become softcore pornography cbs is just telling you were hit you with it right off the bat here we go property or 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Episode Forty-Four: How is Your Baseball Etiquette?

Baseball Together Podcast

15:54 min | 1 year ago

Episode Forty-Four: How is Your Baseball Etiquette?

"The nine plus presents the baseball together. Podcast with your hosts blackjack Brad and Kansas City. Little big breaking Blue Eyes and now baseball together. Welcome to this week's episode of the Baseball Taylor podcast baseball family. I am Brad and as always I am joined by Brig High Everyone. I'll very well. Hi Horia anyway. Well this week we have a lot of stuff to go over we have. We're going to talk about Justin Turner and his extra innings idea. We're GONNA talk about our games of the week. And then we're going to get into some baseball etiquette but first a saga you can get in touch with the show. You can join the facebook group nine plus us. Vip's search emphasize VIP's on facebook. It'll come up center request. We will add you. You can submit to our mailbag on baseball together DOT COM. There's a link on every episode description and on Youtube descendants. Email if you have questions comments concerns we always say snide remarks but seriously if you have them send them our way we love him we love and also you can follow us on Instagram at baseball together. You can follow me on twitter at Joe. Corno and you can follow the podcast at baseball. The number to gather baseball to gather on twitter. Miss ANYTHING NO I. Don't I hope not anyway? All right. Let's get him in Solid Auburn. All right. So let's start with Justin Turner so he had an idea and I and this is actually something I've heard kicked around a little bit here and there Instead of playing fifteen seventeen nineteen extra innings. He had an idea. Let's do a Homerun Derby instead instead of extra innings so play an elderly the way that it would work. Is you play. They play the the tenth inning. Play one extra inning and then go on and have three guys. Go Up for five outs for Homerun Derby Brig Express your disdain. Yeah did you. I knew as soon as we're GONNA talk about it's on the podcast and Brig isn't GonNa like it so here we go. I'm bristling. I understand the logic I get where he's coming from. I get why you would. I don't know argue for that for as far as sustainability and. Oh saving your guy's arms and stuff like that but that being said don't mess with the game don't mess with a Man. It's already fabulous. It doesn't need improvements okay. This just some stupid good idea. Ferry crap the needs to go. You know what this sounds like. It sounds like he's best friends with ROB. Manfred is what it sounds like. Maybe they sit down and they're having corona meals together. I don't know that that's necessarily the case. But if he's onto something though I do think he's on to something. No you're wrong reason why you're wrong. Brad this is why I'm wrong. Okay no in hockey and soccer. If you go through an extra frame we play overtime or extra time as they call it in in soccer. What do you do? How do you settle the tie? Death man shootout you go to a shootout. Yeah totally gay and shoot outs are shootouts. Fund are the awesome. No any grew up watching the mighty ducks no that shootouts. Are the best part of hockey? No fighting part of hockey. Well that's debatable. But the shoot-outs are always exciting K. R. That's what this does. This is the shootout version of baseball. Yeah Okay so you go up there. You send three guys out there with five outs each and you do homerun. Derby in your home by eleven aby derby like we did last season. Yeah that's true. Yeah because that could go all night but I mean I think I think it could work. You know I mean then like you said you're saving arms guys aren't getting exhausting not running. You're running out of players period. By the time we get to the fifth inning. Who YOU GONNA go to pinch run to score the winning around. You Got Your D. H. Out there on third base who can't run and there's a middle the middle. The shallow fly ball to the outfield. He can't tagging score right. They bring in Jars. You still tired. I know yeah. Yeah he's not GonNa tag up score on a on a shallow fly ball the left field. Nobody did though I mean anyway. Jake Arrieta can pinch hit. I'm just saying would you? Would you want him to do that in Juneau now? I mean no no see that as though save guys prevent injury just go out there and home run Derby. It was like batting practice. Everybody loves it. Yeah I'm not going to disagree with you that everybody loves it. Because they do. And this level of degeneracy is acceptable. Only as far as you know conversation dictates that's it though and how about this. How about this in a short season where you're trying to get as many games as possible and possibly playing you know however many doubleheaders? Yeah why not savings now? That does that make sense. We could see how it goes and you know what I think I hate it because I know how many people will love it and if we ever did it would never go away. It's supposed to be well. At least at least it's not starting extra innings of the runner on second base. Okay now that's true because that is because also worst idea ever because I feel like that is like straight up. That's like literally I mean. That's what we did in Little League blasphemy and they did it in the minor leagues last year. Yeah I know I had to explain it over and over and over again. Yeah Yeah because that just doesn't make sense. I feel like you if you're going to do either. You do it. Traditionally or shootout style. Because that makes sense I really minor league hockey and and take take one player out of the field every inning start out with two outfielders and then four three infielder catcher in the running into left center to feel the ball. Now see now. You're onto something right. No absolutely not no no. I agree. That wouldn't work. I think this is the closer again tissue out to make it quick. Doubleday is rolling in his grave. Right now man. Oh there's a lot of reasons double days rolling in his grave right now. Let's be honest that's true you're right. You're so right about that. Well anyways speaking work stoppage and hopefully sooner than later getting started again. I mean. We'll get into that a little bit but Major League Baseball is considering when it does start up again Playing playing games at the beginning of the season in empty spring stadiums. Yeah now I think I think it's not a bad idea. Actually because you're not playing as crash Davis describes them in these cathedrals you know where where the crack of the bat is echoing through you know. Thirty forty thousand empty seats. It's just it's a spring stadium. Heck why not even display on the practice fields? That are just about as good right there just about as good yet so I mean you can plan on any of those any of those fields in the spring the spring facilities and I think it'd be great if they if they went ahead and did that just to get things going now. It's better than Scott. Boris has A proposal did you see that. Talk about degeneracy dude. That guy. Next time he has a thought he just needs to let it go. Just put them on a bubble quarantine everybody and then have A. It's almost like walk from a tunnel from the bubble into the stadium. Like no no. It's not how that works for any of this work for a guy who is so savvy seemingly right and it's he so you think so wouldn't it right yeah he see it just like this made no sense no it made absolutely no sense at all and for anybody who doesn't know it's basically. I basically just described it yeah He wants all the players for every team to just live basically intense at their practices civility. Nobody nobody out and you ride on the bus. Everybody GETS TESTED EVERY DAY. Which is not plausible. Because they're as as it goes. There aren't enough test to go around. Yeah not yet and then yeah not yet. Yeah no no no. Saudi be overlap for the week. That's exactly but I. I do think I do think that if they're going to get the season started sooner than later it's GonNa be at spring training facilities with no fans. Yep It is because that is the easiest way to manage things. I mean I know not. Everybody's they're still just people aren't. Yeah yeah the most left. Yeah but I do feel like you can get guys in a closed area without too much exposure and and play those games but I. I still think we're always away well and it will eliminate interleague away if they do that which I'm all about not necessarily you don't think so. I mean all the guys are in floor because well I mean it's not necessarily National League or American League because the cubs are in Arizona. That's you got the reds in in Arizona to the dodgers so it it really is geographic. So you pretty much have everybody on the western side of the United States playing everybody on the eastern side of the United States. They definitely readjust the schedule. But Yeah I guess it would work. You know yeah I don't know I mean the sooner we get better. And here's my opinion on this. This could not be a more prime opportunity for baseball. Nobody else is planning anything right now. There's no sports at all so the sooner baseball can get their act together and find a way to start games and televise them. We are going to see new fans coming in like crazy right so we've got. That is absolutely. We've got to make this happen in my opinion. Mace Major League. Baseball's gotTA figure out a way to do it an expedite that process. Because it's just going to be good for the game all the way round. It's true. Yeah I mean I was texting you about I guess a couple months now before all this went down that as like is it bad that I kind of hope the NFL goes into a strike. Because he's so the more people watch baseball and that's kind of how it would be right now. Is that baseball's the only thing on totally nothing else going. Because I don. I honestly don't think that the NBA is GonNa have a window to get everything in now. I don't think it's GONNA work out. Baseball is going to be the only thing that we have until football starts whenever and I think it'd be good for the game. Think it'd be really good for game if they can get it together because they can. It can be that rally cry like nine eleven you know when the Yankees went out and they they played and President Bush went out throughout the first pitch and everybody was patriotic and go baseball so we need that. We need that bad. Yeah I think you're spot on with that all right well one last thing talking about players not being in training camp and everything we've got Max Scherzer living in his house in Florida and he's not just sitting around playing. Mlb The show like a lot of guys are or seem to be. I'M NOT GONNA say anything about workout. He he is actually working out. He has the Orioles Catcher Brian Holiday and his wife actually staying with he him and his wife. Because they're all close friends and Buddy Buddy from chirs days and holidays days holidays days in Detroit Shirt holiday. Our buddies their wives are buddies so they all just came together to stand at a house in Florida and They're working out together. I think that's awesome awesome. Yeah that's a super cool thing. I didn't know this until you brought it up tonight. Actually I thought wow crazy super cool it really is it really is. I mean you've got did you. Have you seen Marcus? Stroman bullpen? That he has wherever. He's staying right now so he has a set up on a dock like on a on a pier. Gay See has a mound and then he throws out to the water. I don't know who or water is catching that ball like. That's a cool idea. It looks awesome but he doesn't have a big league catcher. There helping him out right. You know so. At least it doesn't appear to and I I think honestly shears. Preparation is better as cool. Stroman is I think. Scherzer's preparations better. He's GonNa he could potentially be in end of spring training form of the time he comes back into spring training two point. Oh right which now we have a huge edge big time big time big time edge over everybody which in turn give the nats an edge and who knows short season anything can maybe? We'll see a repeat for the first time this century right. Yeah anyways well before we go take a break Let's talk about covert nineteen real quick. Everybody please just stay home. Stay quarantined Don't go out and make unnecessary trips so that we can get this thing knocked out. We can flat in the curve and get back to baseball back to our lives. Let's go ahead and take a break for the Cove nineteen PSA cove in nineteen better known as corona virus has spread throughout the world. There are few ways to help lower the spread of this respiratory disease. Wash your hands. Avoid touching your face including mouth nose and eyes cover your coughs and Sneezes Monitor your symptoms and consult with your doctor. Stay at home and away from other sick people except for medical care. Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces for more information please visit CDC dot Gov forward slash Cova nineteen. Thank you welcome back baseball family. In case you didn't notice Brad and I are wearing brand new brand new t shirts. We also have pirate flags behind us. I don't know how you missed it unless you're listening instead of instead of watching threat and you probably missed it. 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Inside the Parker - Braves Smart Puig Signing; Cspedes Comeback Watch; Umps Opting Out; Cubs 60-Game Season Preview

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Inside the Parker - Braves Smart Puig Signing; Cspedes Comeback Watch; Umps Opting Out; Cubs 60-Game Season Preview

"Hi Guys I'm. Katie lowes actress, mom and host of the parenting podcast Katie's crib. A show that helps women navigate the colossal changes that come with motherhood. You'll hear from resilient Mama's knowledgeable experts and me asking a whole lot of questions, it's real talk that offers real perspective on what it's really like to be a parent. New episodes published every other Thursday listen to Katie's on iheartradio APP or on Apple podcasts wherever you get your podcasts. Hey Danish for here of the Brand New podcast popcorn book club feels like so many books. These days are getting the Hollywood treatment and I am one of those people that has to read the book before I watched the movie, and so I talked for of my smartest and funniest friends into starting a book club with me. We're reread super buzzy books and talk about them every week. He was he was GonNa get an MFA and writing and then write the book about them, and then she reads there. I'm like you're a human being. You're not him. He could get to control you. Don't the pool. If he deletes the climb ramp, you'll drown, so join the club. Listen to popcorn book club on the iheartradio, APP on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in Mlb America. This is inside the Parker. You give us twenty two minutes. We'll give you the scoop on Major League Baseball. Now here's baseball hall of fame voter number eighty six. Rob Parker. Welcome into the PODCAST I am Rob Parker your host. What is show we have for you today? We'll talk with Tony. Regan's WHO's a VP at Major League baseball in charge of development. He'll tell us about what baseball is doing to get. African American kids especially back into the game. We'll also go to. Chicago and we'll talk with Gordon Written Meyer that and much more let's go. To lead off, it's getting robbed and keep him up. ROB's hot. Take the three biggest stories in major league baseball. Number One. Yes, Yo PUIG is Assadi with the Atlanta Braves, and that is great news. It was reported by ESPN, and yes, the braves can use them because don't forget outfielder nick mark is has opted out and will not play in the sixty game season and week is a spark plug. That gay could definitely use him last year if you remember. PUIG batted two sixty seven in one, hundred and forty, nine gave between the reds and Indians, but when he got traded over to Cleveland, he batted two ninety seven, and was definitely a spark plug for the tribe. So this is a good move by them and when you think of what they. Did when they picked up marcel of SUNA to a one year contract also in the outfield. Don't forget the NL East is a tough division. The Nets won the world series. The mets are better. The phillies are better. So the braves won division. A year ago is not sitting by. They want another chance to repeat. Making a move like this to get. PUIG was available is a smart smart move on love what the braves have done. This will help number to say. It isn't saw Yoda. CESSPIT is is coming back to the major leagues. Met Fans stand, cheer. I know you don't believe it. Finally. It's like he's being gone from now two years. If you can believe that he hasn't played in the big leagues in two years and When you think about Winnie arrived and showed up to the mets back on July, thirty, first and twenty fifteen, and he had an unbelievable stretch got the mets into the playoffs hit like seventeen home runs. In sixty games he was a sparkplug. He was a sturdy stirred to drink. He was unbelievable, but he's been banged up in injured, and we just haven't seen spiritus, and this all works out for suspects now because we can envision being healthy, envision him playing in that Universal D. H. Role, and it's just a matter of getting back out there. They, say he will be at full powerful strength and with. Lonzo and that are lineup. CESSPIT is will be a sight for sore eyes in New York. Even know fans will be able to see them up close just the idea that he'll be in a mets uniform finally healthy and we'll be able to contribute the mets. Australia with Cesspool this. There's no doubt about it. Number. Three AP sources reported this week that about ten major league umpires have opted out over. Yes, the corona virus our concerns about being behind the plate. Obviously you have to. Be Behind the catcher. Some of these guys are advanced in age and are susceptible to catching this so again we have to understand when players UMPIRES and staff and older guys who decide not to be a part of this, you have to respect it. People are playing with their lives, and if they know that there's a possibility that it could affect them, the always smart thing would be is to opt out. Yes, we seem big name players like David, price, and buster, Posey and even wind. Zimmerman, who you know, obviously won a world series with the nationals last year. And the the flip side was cowboy Joe West. The Empire said he didn't think. that. Most of the deaths out there had anything to do with corona virus he was. Knocked by his own union, who didn't stand believe what he was saying, and obviously some of his brother in. Don't believe it as well, and they have bowed out much respect to people who want to take their lives in their own hands. Here comes the big inner Vian. Listened handler, which so good. I now, let's welcome to the podcast time Regan's. He's the VP of baseball and softball development at Major League Baseball. Tony thanks for joining us here on the podcast. We ought to be with rob. Tony let's just get right into it. A lot of people talk about diversity numbers in baseball. We saw little uptick, but still the numbers when you talk about African Americans especially, the Hispanic numbers are growing, but the African American numbers are not there and I know baseball has done a lot to try to bring more diverse. People to the game. Can you tell me? Some of the things that baseball has. Working. Yeah I. Mean it's it's. It's always a work in progress, and we continue to try to get better and we've developed programs that. That just over the last five years that we are really excited about and you know. One of our challenges is awareness I i. think the things that we are doing are really exciting. Nobody knows about it and that's that's my challenge, and that's my fault. I mean I think. Do doing a podcast such as this is important because of the awareness, but we have a program called. The dream series where we bring a hundred mostly African American. Kids and I'm talking about ninety percent African American young men that are really talented. We bring them to Arizona every year. And teach them baseball one on one from you know. Some of the best instructors in in the country former major league player former all stars some hall of famers. Come in, and they're the instructors. Jerry manual former major league. Manager leave Oliver Instruction. And what we tried to do is we try to create an atmosphere where? These kids get the type of insight that they wouldn't typically get from a coach that coaches at Rec League or travel ball program. These guys are really talented and we want to. Provide that type of instruction and knowledge to those African. American kids that will allow them to to flourish in every move that Rod tag. They sometime gets you know. The RBI program is another program that obviously a lot of people know about. It's been around for a while, but. The RBI program is about more than just baseball. It's about. Scholarships it's about providing opportunity and being just a good kid in your in your neighborhood and going back into your community and being an acid versus you know a liability you know we have the academy have eleven of them around the country. You know eight of them that we are the major league. Clubs operate directly to three that we partner with him, Puerto Rico Chicago and and And And New York. So I mean there's a bunch of programs that we have in place that we we We were excited about Hank Aaron. Jumped on board a year and a half ago, we do the Hank Aaron Invitational Down in Vero Beach Florida where you're eating eating that the Jackie Robinson training complex after Jackie Miss. Rachel Robinson was on board with US rebranding that. And it's really exciting. Most of the the development work that we're GONNA do will be based out of Jackie Robinson Training Complex. Girl beat so former dodger town for for those that done that. No, but there's a lot of things that we have done and continue to do that. Really addressed the issue of young. African American men and women. You know plan our game now now. You had to feel good about the twenty twenty draft. Where Sixteen of the I, seventy three selections US twenty two percent. Came from diverse backgrounds, including I believe Ed. Howard was a part of your programme who was drafted by the cubs right with the sixteenth pick! When you see the fruits of your labor. How does that make you feel in baseball that that it is working you getting people in the system and they're getting to the big clubs. You know getting a chance to make the majors. Yeah. I mean there's stories countless stories like that. ed When he came to our program was it was a little kid scrawny kid? That you know what he had always had was his hands. He had spectacular phenomenal hands, and and you know. His Bat was light at the time, but over the course of you know three years. He developed into what he is today. He's going to be a really good player. Obviously getting selected in the first rouse, is really exciting, but a quality kids Jordan. Walker was another kid that we had for. For for a long time, and he he I think in the twenty first overall another kid that was really good, and then there was others that didn't even get elected that are going to go to college that have been in our programs, and we see the fruits of our labor labor, paying off in a big way and we're trying to do is build a pipeline so year after year after year we continue to provide quality. Athletes that that Neil. matriculate up the system, not only minor league system, but to the major leagues. Lasting. There's always talk. Kids don't WanNA play baseball. It's boring. It's slow, but for the fourth year in a row baseball and softball combined had ranked as the most participates sports in the United States in Twenty nineteen with over twenty five million participants. I've always heard that, and maybe there's numbers to prove it, but are more even African American kids, but just kids in general playing organize baseball than ever before we used to play baseball, but in the streets and the neighborhoods, but don't kids play on a Organiz level. They do do but what we're seeing now is more kids. I've. There's been a shift I just be candid. There's been a shift from traditional baseball community baseball like we've seen in the past, we grew up playing. Little League Rbi Pony American Legion. Ship is occurred to to travel ball and more elite play. So what you what? You see more kids playing the game, but they're playing it differently. It's not just community baseball. They're playing travel, ball and showcase baseball as well which is fine. you know, but then the economics common to play. Not Not every kid can can get into that circuit. So what we're trying to make it affordable for everybody, and that's you know. That's some of the programming that I talked about earlier. All of that programming is cost free or very little cost at all, and and we provide equipment. sponsorships scholarships to these programs and You know we're excited about the days ahead. Obviously cove it. As has impacted us a bid, but we rarely get back. May, twenty twenty one. I! His name is Tony Regan's. He is the VP of baseball and softball development at Major League. Baseball Tony. Thank you so much. Keep doing the good work. I appreciate you having me and thank you for providing this platform. Much appreciate it. Hi Guys I'm Katie Lowes, actress, mom and host of the parenting podcast Katie scrip a show that helps women navigate the big shifts which motherhood can bring this season. You'll hear from resilient. Mama's like actress Gabrielle. Union thought leaders like author. The, New York Times best seller, untained, Glennon Doyle and experts, prenatal and postpartum clinical psychologist Dr Elissa Berlin. We get candid about our experiences and. And share resources everything parenting and Demitrio. Says surrogacy, divorce and blended families emotionally preparing for Postpartum Katie's grab is covering it all for a dose of comfort and community with those who understand the struggles, and the joys of raising tiny humans subscribe now for brand new episodes every other Thursday. Listen to Katie's crib iheartradio APP for an apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It's time for the pocket protector central the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe Anthony masterson as name BS analytics is his gay. What do you got for me? Anthony or a few weeks back? We talked about a metre perspectives. Cold deserved one average away to measure pitchers based not only on things they can control like walks and strikeouts, but also on the run expectancy by each ball they allow. Don't think caters will be left out. BP has also devised a metric called deserved one created plus focusing on each other's expected contribution rather than averaging stats volley. Now according to Bt's explanation of metric think of it like this, a single is better than a walk, but less valuable than a triple strikeouts are bad, but hitting new double play Oh. That's worse. That's the basic thought process behind DRC plus they're like most metrics, the AFC plus is rated where the average one hundred and every number above all the world is percentage above or below league average now I don't think anybody will be shocked to know that. A certain Michael, Nelson and trout lead-based metric by full ten percent last season. They won seventy seven mark fact travel. Each of the last four years, he's pretty good now. Maybe the most surprising entrant into baseball, top ten and DRC plus season that'd be the twins Catcher, Mitch, Garber, who was one thirty nine Mark Landon seventh old baseball behind trout's Yelich Bellinger, Bregman crews and Renzo, and in a sixty game season could have play a reach. Two hundred only eleven seasons have ever seen a two hundred DRC plus four of them will barry bonds. Anything can happen in Finnish. Wasn't big week in the big leagues. Four. Is it fair and now feared shadow league? Dot Com, and they'll be insider JR gamble. Last Season Rookies Vlad Guerrero Impede Alonzo stole the show at the MLB, Homerun Derby, and gave fans a glimpse into the next generation of baseball stars, Jr. is it foul or is it fair to say? The twenty twenty MLB seasons shortened by the corona virus to sixty games will suffer from not having a homerun derby they ask. Are you kidding me? A season without a Homerun Derby. That's a classic moments one of Baseball's best branding tools loss. Remember when Griffey hit the warehouse that can't in yards and ninety three, and went on to actually win three and ninety, four, Ninety, eight, and ninety, nine or two, thousand, eight with Josh, Hamilton's triumphant return from battles of drugs and alcohol to putting on a display at Yankee stadium. The likes of which we've never seen thirteen homers in a row approving. He was anointed the natural. Hot The fraser in two thousand fifteen, but on the show for the first year of the current bracket style format feeding. Jack, Peterson in dramatic fashion in front of fans on the. Night Robin? I had a front seat for that one in nineteen, ninety six was the class. Off, the burs Barry Bonds to long ball. Teams faced off in the finals. Big Mac hit two homers, and I remember Barry bonds hit three in a row for the win. The Terry on top was bonded backflip then social show two, thousand two, when he was smashing blows out of Miller Park. Moments like these make baseball for mostly younger game for the younger generation and folks. Memories of the Golden Era old defense. Of course, the Kobe season will miss them all star festivities and Homerun Derby by next season. Hopefully, all of this will be forgotten. Thank out the day now. It's time for trash. Talk Twitter. With your chance to trash, anyone or anything in Major League Baseball Take this week's winner is Caleb Zane. He tweeted me this hour like to rip the Atlanta Braves for standing pat and keeping the braves Monica. The name and logo had been used since one thousand, nine, hundred twelve. It is time to join the Washington football team and move towards a modern era. Caleb one a new era snapback hat? If you want a chance to win, just like Caleb Hippie up all my twitter at Rob Parker. F, one and you could win. When rob was the newspaper columnist, he lived by this motto. If I'm writing, I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new. Now! Let's woken one of my favorite scribes. That's right. Gordon would Meyer who is now with NBC Chicago after thirteen years on the beat with the Chicago, Sun Times Gordon Welcome to the podcast. Robert thanks for having me up. You're doing well. Men I'm doing just Grea baseball is in the air. It won't be long. Let me just get your overview. You optimistic cautiously optimistic. This sixty game baseball season happening. You know we we. We talk about that stupid. frigging cliche about you know taking things one day at a time. This is the only time I probably in my entire life. I've ever actually done that I. Mean I. Keep waiting every day for the thing that's going to be the signal that says all right. We can't do this anymore because it just seems like it seems like an. An impossible undertaking. Especially, the more we see of what's going on in the news every day across a lot of states that have baseball teams know to try to travel thirty different locales Once you get outside your individual team bubbles man I I i. really don't know how they do it but so far it's really been impressive to me. How many people they've kept healthy? It has been I agree with as many moving parts and people that baseball has, but the other thing, Gordon is that people on on top of each other? I think football and basketball is going to be tougher just because of the way you play the game and other than being at the plate to hit, and maybe at first base, people have their space. Yeah I totally agree with that and I think one of the other things that that works in favor of baseball is because these guys play every day, and because they spend more time with each other all day long at the ballpark and they do with their own families for most of the year. There's a different kind of daily reality to it that. That doesn't exist in some of the other sports. You can call it a daily discipline. You can call it a daily whatever you want a grind whatever but the fact that you have to follow these routines every single day you know down to pretty fine schedules in baseball that don't quite exist on a day-to-day basis like they do like any other sports. I think that lends itself maybe to a mindset that helps them baseball. In addition what you say, I mean. The game is basically a game that safe distancing in general it really is. Let's talk about Anthony Rizzo. The cubs first baseman he remains day to day. Can you give me an update on the what type lower back? Yeah, they got an eye on him yesterday and it confirmed what they already thought, so he's. He's got In his in his ribcage and his left lower back He's got some inflammation in there. It's something generally that he has dealt with. A? Once a year typically twice a year once in a while, but usually last anywhere from three days to A. And Yeah, he had to last year he had at twenty eighteen. He's really had it since probably twenty fourteen years. Had it just about every day. right now. You know you had a flare up on him. Just when it looked like it was going pretty good a couple of days ago, he he took some swings and slurred up on him. So I don't know if that counts as a setback or not, but with barely a week left before game startup. I it's kind of. Touching goal is to weather. He'll have to open up on on one of those backdated injured list and maybe miss a few games out of the shoe right now. He says he's optimistic. He thinks he'll be able to play and he was one of these guys. And, and by the way this this defies explanation to right. He lost twenty five pounds or I'll cut down. 'cause he got on this amazing workout program involved a of core of all things and yet here right out of the shoe these he gets a back thing all over again I, always thought that was because he was kind of Chunky anyway, but it looks like. Even even skinny. Rizzo's has back issues. Our guest is going Meyer from NBC Chicago after thirteen years at the Chicago sun-times. Tell me about the new skipper David Ross are obviously Joe. Madden was dead. They won the world series. This is gonNA. Be Different with the guy's never been a manager. What are your impressions of Russell? Far? Yeah, well first of all it does he ever record? did he just set a record for time in between getting hired, and after managing to gain? I mean. It's ridiculous. I mean he might wind up a he might move move up on the most tenured head coach and manager listing, Chicago depending on what happens with Jim, Boylan, before he ever manages a game so I'm I'm looking forward to that headline, but I will say. Is You know I went into spring training in February? You know like I. I'm skeptical by nature rates and you know. How we are. We're always skeptical exactly so so I'm looking for for signs that okay. Maybe this isn't as perfect as everybody says or or you know. Maybe maybe this is something to worry about in this area that area to But this guy was A. You know this guy was well liked in kind of a clubhouse leader, most of his career and I saw it firsthand for those two years he was with the cubs when they one ninety seven games one year, and then the next year finally won the world series a huge part of that in terms of a clubhouse presence. But how does that translate to to a manager? Especially, when like nine guys are back are still here from that team that we're his buddies and teammates I did see. That all the way back in March and I see it now. There is a managerial way. He carries himself so whether it's preparation that he's done since then or or just a natural. Way of looking at things. He, does he? He does bring presence. He does bring leadership. We know that he knows the game. how GONNA handle this rebuild bullpen. That'll be probably the biggest question but I think he's GonNa do fine on balance. Last thing do the cubs make the playoffs? Yes, and no and the reason why? Yes. And why? Well I. I'll tell you that it has nothing to do with their pitching depth, because that's a huge huge question mark, and if this were a long season I would say no, but because it's a short season, and because these guys have core when you count, Ross has ten guys WanNa. World series together and almost every new guy they brought in to. Shore up. deficiencies are guys either either veterans. Guys. That have had adversity our careers guys that have something to prove. That has made a an amazing combination of team by and with the Kobe protocols. They have a chance and they haven't had a positive test yet. I think the only team in the league. And they have a chance just to keep in past. Better than I think most, if not all other teams involved in it because they're in the central, they have a really. Short travel schedule. Stay healthier than anybody there you go. There's a good reason artist name is going with Meyer. Check him out. NBC Chicago Dot Com and go, and we'll check back with you during the regular season. Man I appreciate it. Stay safe. All right you too good talking to you rob. I'm Dan Shapiro. Host family secrets. These are strange times to say the least, but if podcasting has taught me, anything is that there's nothing more grounding than a deep conversation with someone who understands the power of challenging circumstances to help you become the person you were always meant to be I. Hope you'll join me for a very special two part bonus episode. This Thursday and Friday I got to speak with the incredible Alicia keys who has a lot to say about what it means to find and then express your truth was an in subscribe family secrets on the iheartradio, APP Apple, podcasts or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Now it's time for some diamond dust with TV's Phil Sanchez. He played baseball in college now here. His MLB knowledge. Well Robert Z very well. No, I'M A die. Hard met fan so needless to say I am ecstatic that it seems as though the team is finally going to be sold this after bids were made last week, but the question now is who will be the team's next owner. Will it be Cohen Hedge? Fund billionaire who grew up a mets fan and it's tried to buy the team before, or will it be Alex? Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez who this. This week have added several pro athletes to their long list of investors. Time will tell, but for most mets ends. Either one will be better than the current ownership. Meanwhile around the league. At least one player on every team has tested positive for Kobe, nineteen and several more players have announced they will be opting out of the twenty twenty season including San Francisco Star catcher Buster Posey. Both he and his wife have recently adopted. Newborn twins were born prematurely. Posey and his wife have done a lot of support from the San Francisco. Giants including new manager gave Kappler who said quote family first, and that's the way it should be. Closer. Here's why MLB is better than the NFL or NBA and it isn't even close. Baseball is better than the NBA NFL and at eight even close especially when you talk about the anticipation of opening day I know week one in the NFL people, WanNa see the games I to start the opening night of the NBA, but no, it's nothing like opening day in Baseball I. Don't Care What anybody tells you. It is a tradition. It also usually is the first sign of Spring and warm weather and the idea of getting out. Obviously, it's all different from this with the pandemic, and it's already summer, but it will I'll Sharon. Normalcy that first baseball game on July, twenty third people will be glued. It'll be curious to see what kind of TV weightings it gets when the Yankees and the nationals play the first game of the twenty twenty season, but the anticipation on opening day to me is unlike any other spore. And baseball fans, they eat it up. It is unholiday for most people in most cities around this country. In the words of New York, TV legend the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time this time until next time Rob Parker out. Can't. This could be an incentive park. Same Bat time same message. 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Wednesday with Walton- April 28, 2021

Scoops with Danny Mac

11:27 min | 2 weeks ago

Wednesday with Walton- April 28, 2021

"As always our visits with. Brian walton on wednesdays wednesdays with walton brian walton of the car donation dot com. It's presented by blue tail medical group an alternative to surgery so before you have surgery checkout blue tail medical group blue tail. Medical group dot com. Hey brian great division with you on this wednesday morning how you doing happy wednesday damn yeah. It's it's time now that we can really start to focus on minor league baseball because it's less than a week away and we fire up the minor leagues. So i know you're fired up about that. Yeah it's an exciting time. We're not getting much information out of cardinals. Minor league camp. But it's been going on in jupiter florida. They've been playing Games against each others as well as against the marlins three games a day as they're separating into the teams that will be next week Double a springfield high peoria and low a palm beach and then of course the players that are in the alternate camp in jay will move down the road to memphis and become the core of the memphis redbirds to start the team opening day. Next tuesday may fourth. I bet those guys who are just dying to see somebody in another jersey They have to be. They have to be so sick of seeing each other and competing against each other. It's time to start playing some games absolutely and as we've discussed before the alternate camp you know when the cardinals were on the road only has twenty one players in total In most of those are pitcher. So you don't even have a critical mass where you can play a real game. You can have a handful of guys or hitters and you can have guys in the field but again you know you're getting tired of seeing and liberty or and You know zach thompson notes. You wanna beat up some other pitching but yeah and again. That's just talking about twenty twenty one. Not even thinking about the pinup demand. Really not mostly players haven't been on a field a competitive game since the end of august in twenty nineteenth. So you know it's it's just such an important see. We can't emphasize enough how important this season is for the minor leagues for minor leaguers and for player development to try to figure out a way to make some make up some of that loss time. How do you think it's gonna go with the schedule. It's it's unique this year in terms of tuesday through sunday games. And maybe you can get into that for. We have a lot of people that listen across the country that are going to minor league games but the schedule is going to be different this year. Yeah another innovation. Which i think you know. We'll see how it goes. But i think generally speaking it's a good idea in the at the major thought is to create a more standardized schedule in olympia or minimize travel in a time when they're still covered covered risk now. The good news is that with the johnson johnson vaccine having been re cleared. The cardinals should have a plan to have all their players vaccinated by the time. The minor league season starts. But that doesn't mean they're still not risk out there so what they've done for the schedule this year is that all minor league teams at all levels will have mondays off all season long. No games on monday. And then they'll be six game series between the two. T saint two teams in the same ballpark tuesday through sunday. So six game series each week. each team so that allows teams to basically stay in the same locale for six days. Have day could travel get organized. Should be easier on the players and hopefully keep everybody healthy. I wonder if there's going to be bad blood in series. When he played team six different times. Things can happen in baseball. I i think that could be a sidebar to this potentially yes we kinda gets back discussion of what's going on in saint louis in as you would certainly agree what they're going to be doing with yohannan oquendo. Starting today tonight is that it's not really a six man rotation more five man rotation with an extra guy plugged in when you don't have days off but now with six game series and coupled with the fact that these minor league pitchers didn't throw hundred innings or a hundred and twenty minutes last year. The starters are minor league teams to six men rotations. So the teams. Don't see the same star twice in one series. Should be very interesting to see how this is how this was handled but to your point yes i mean i think you know you play the same team over and over. I think about like when the cardinals played the reds. Obviously that's an extreme example. The cassiano incident right. If they would've had to play three more games in author no telling what would have happened no question and even at the minor leagues that does happen. How about the The the ticket situation in terms of fans coming back to the stands in particular palm beach in some of the other levels of the minor leagues. Well if you'd varies by study but the good news is that that the minor league teams either have or will in the next day or two open up Ticket sales for at least a month me and they're going to go kinda like the cardinals have done and that is kind of a month by month in terms course are selling season tickets as always but for the first single game tickets. They're kind of going month by month. Because they're starting with a restriction of you know pods of six to eight in socially distance apart so limited capacity needed a quarter third. Whatever it may be and of course. Everybody's hoping that as We get more into spring where people are vaccinated and the hospitalization rates down that the re the they can sell more and more tickets and more fans can go and see games. But there's one very interesting approach being undertaken in palm beach. And i've written about this in detail in an article posted yesterday the carnation and then is that in the floor. What was the florida state league. Now's the low a. Southeast league a palm beach in roger dean stadium are only going to be open to fans on three days each week. So thursday friday saturday games fans can buy tickets and go however for the tuesday wednesday and sunday games. Those will be held more like a backfield game a complex game where the ballpark will be closed. Fans still play the games still do their thing but the idea is to focus the attention in an area in florida where it's difficult to draw. It's likely in hot summer Draw focus their attention on in their in their promotions and all the things. They do to drop in on thursday friday saturday nights as we get going with the minor league season. Who are you excited to watch from the cardinals perspective. Well i always like to try. Ask cardinals officials about that and Fundraiser gala rock was did radio appearance late last week. And he's tori careful to not discuss individual players You know at the risk of singling out guys at that. Maybe you know you're missing is at. That should be singled out. But one guy the rock mitch and was Catcher yvonne harare who You know really sort of overshadowed this spring. We didn't see a lot of him. He wasn't the the catcher that tended to make the most attention and he's the only forty man roster player. Who's in minorly camp down at florida. So it'll be interesting to see herrera's likely to open the season with springfield. But you know if he plays well you know he should have a chance to step up to to memphis aaa memphis during the season and get in the mix for twenty twenty two and of course the mix for saint louis and twenty twenty two will depend a lot on what to your molina decides and that is going to be a to be determined for months into the future. How about the pioneer league. They've got some new rules are going to implement this year. Yeah baseball is one of the things that major league baseball has done traditionalist. You probably don't like it. But i i'm i'm a traditionalist but i i'm open to new ideas and what they're trying you know everybody's familiar with the rule that's tried was has been tried in the minor leagues where in extra innings in tight game. The batter who created the final out in the previous inning is put on second base giving each team. A greater advantage scoring runs at. Tell the game outcome decided in the pioneer league. Which is you know. One of the the. Mlb partner leaks basically so not part of of the official affiliated balk. They're going to try a an approach where there will be a homerun derby to settle ties and they'll give let each team select batter and say this guy gets five pitches in the number of home runs at that better. In those five pitches. We'll be score for that round in the other team does the same thing. And if there's a tie then they still then they get another player that you the same thing until one team or the other is declared the winner of the game and the the logic behind. It is the same as we've heard before which is basically to conserve pitching But it's also let's face it it's also shortness of game. You know a pace place you get you know. The games won't last as long because a homerun derby should settle the outcome even more quickly than a run around second. you know. there's a major league things that i love to talk to. brian walton. About because he's so dialed in on. What's happening major league and minor league baseball. But i'm gonna throw some things at you. How about mad. The other day game two of a doubleheader against the braves he goes seven innings and gives up no hits. I don't know about you. i think it's a no hitter. This is you know these are the rules that you played with you. Game seven innings through no hits Gave up no hits. He threw the seven innings. I'm calling it a no hitter. what about you. Yes unfortunate that that this particular delineation has been made because he to the fairness of the player you know he pitched innings. He was allowed. He pitched all the batteries he was allowed to pitch to. And you know if they're gonna if they're gonna go that way then what they should do say okay. Then we'll extended game to nine innings because there's a no hitter play because we're not going to give it to you after seven and of course that's ridiculous as well. I think in this case you know. There has to be some flexibility. There has to be some understanding that the length of the game was previously defined as as seven innings and therefore that the everything about it does count and should count and that should include the no hitter. So you know. I'm with those who feel that that that decision was was a wrong on the rockies have parted ways with their general manager kind of toxic situation. At least it looked that way from the outside looking in the things that you read you heard stuff about the trade with are not. Oh to saint louis. Would you think of that. It's really odd that ownership ownership clearly made a call. They wanted it. They took the side of gentleman. Jeff greenwich against nolan auto. This was not a situation that developed over a few days it developed over months several years and so for them to give up on their general manager less than a month into the season just because the team's not playing well when the team has lost Close to a hundred games. Each last two years is very curious you you have to wonder why they didn't go back and make that decision before they had to trade arnaldo away now the issue. Of course they're all star shortstop trevor story. Who's pretty much in the same twelve months. Nine are not in the same kind of schedule and that the thinking was while the rockies would have trade story Because of the environment not just because of the general manager because of the environment. So it'll be interesting to see. I think looking forward not only who the new sheamus but whether this changes their stance on keeping arguably their their last remaining superstar. Now wrap it up with this. What do you have coming up on. The cardinal nation dot com well. I talked a little bit about this detail about what. We're what the what's going on regarding the myrlie schedule lot more details and innovation about what palm beach is doing. Had some an article to help fans who Follow cardinals games in oklahoma arkansas tennessee and kentucky to figure out how to find the right gains on the right channels and within the next few days as soon as minor league champions will of course get the details on those four rosters memphis springfield puree palm beach as well as probably some players who have been let go. And so you'll get that information. I and with the most detail here. At the cardinal nation this is brought to you by blue tail medical group. Do it every wednesday. Brian walton of the cardinal nation dot com. Thanks brian catch up next wednesday take down.

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The Sedano Show (HR 1): Sedano takes an L to Mason

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

43:33 min | 1 year ago

The Sedano Show (HR 1): Sedano takes an L to Mason

"Yeah what's up Sodano with a year on seven ten? Espn presented by Progressive Insurance. All our guests appear via the Shell Pennzoil Performance Line Mel Kiper. Who IS SET TO STOP BY AT TEN THIRTY? We will talk. Nfl draft with him. Ben Lyons farm movie segment will join us at eleven thirty today. It is Eddie. Murphy's birthday so we're GONNA do Eddie Murphy Movies today. Best Eddie Murphy movies which I feel like a debate amongst itself like we can just do that on our own and then see where we are when Ben gets here at eleven thirty but this segment brought to you by our friends at straight talk wireless full court cellphone coverage that you need. Get The unlimited plan with twenty gigs of high speed data and two G. for just forty five bucks a month so you have to cause a big carriers. Everything for savings may vary see terms and conditions at straighttalk dot com congratulations to Venice. Mace Steve Mason. The most important person at this radio station as the biggest underdog in simulation basketball history beat me in Ireland to win the Nba Two K. Simulation so I feel like I am a politician who won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College. Somehow I feel like that's kind of the way I it's happening right now greg's Good analogy that. I won the popular on the popular. Vote landslide you destroyed popular vote and then got destroyed on the floor last night. Well I am everyone. I am going to question Some things though. I feel like maybe need to bring Carlo on. I am curious as to why my rotations all of a sudden out of whack like Derek Fisher was playing more minutes than Anthony Davis on my team for some reason as the computer was playing it out especially when I was going ever gets Wilton Shack. Yeah. I don't know how that made any sense but go to the best player on this so the best player on the floor last night was Shaquille. O'neal now let's go back in time to Tuesday before you guys actually did the draft and the very first segment of the show. You say I exactly. And he was the player of the game for two of the three games for Mason. He was you. Were right. Greg how was it I was expecting. I mean I'm not Mason in Ireland. I say you were right. I Carlos on the line real quick before I get into by the way we've got some stuff on Frank Vogel that you're GonNa WanNa hear we'll have that for you in just two or three minutes of stick around. Please don't go anywhere. Let's talk to Carlo. Real Quick Carla. Why is it Derek? Fisher played more than Anthony. Davis. Why is it? My starters? Kareem was on the bench for over a quarter at a time. Why did all that happened? What did you do wrong? Hold on hold on? Why are you kidding me the questions that you should be asking your coat? My coaches the computer. Which is you know computer. I'm just setting it up. Computers cuter you saw me. I think everybody saw mill all of our viewers on twitter into it sets the line of reset the lineup. But it was your coach. Kept on changing it. I felt like we should have played in arcade mode that way. Starters would have played would've played longer and if that would have happened. I feel like I would have dominated but anyway anyway I Carlo. You're off the hook fine. Whatever you pass the buck to the computer into the video game effort. Yeah and Kobe by the way could hit a damn shot yesterday. What the hell was that all about? That was that was there to watch. That's coming off hitting a game winner in Ireland came the night before when I tried to game out. I swear he did it. I mean he made me look that yeah. I mean did you give me twenty sixteen. Kobe is that what you gave me? No all right comments. Avello kind of Kobe you got. That is the all time L. The Kobe on the all time Lakers author. All Right Carl. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it. Congratulations and good job on getting this done. We're GONNA have you do a lot more stuff down the road so I don't Wanna I don't WanNa bring you under the bus too much but anyway so whatever mason one congratulations to Mason Ireland also finished second finished last. I didn't win a game. It's just insane and we're able to sleep last night. I wasn't I actually. I woke up at three in the morning. I'm not even joking about that. I won't go at three in the morning. I could not fall back asleep until like five in the morning. It was really. It was rough. I had a rough rough night last night. Were you sitting there? Like why is Byron? Scott in the what is happening. Why is Byron Scott and Derek Fisher guarding Wilton Shack? What is happening? Here was unstoppable. By the way he stopped he was blocking. Anthony Davis with with over and over. Again he did it to Kareem. Didn't matter who got inside that size from them from Mason was just unstoppable inside shoot from outside nobody nobody. Nobody was making threes. It was it was actually pretty awful to watch to be honest with you. I was fun. I had a great time. That was like two hours and forty five minutes that. I don't ever want to keep it forever and do it all the time. That was a lot of fun I if people WANNA watch it. It's on our social media feeds on. Espn so anyway you can watch it there. So Frank Vogel did a conference call yesterday. Frank Vogel did a conference call yesterday. I knew he was on Mason Island. But I didn't get a chance to hear that so. I apologize to Mason Ireland. I'm normally a big P. One but I was busy during that time but he was asked a number of different questions and most importantly he was asked about himself and his health and how worried he was about. The Corona virus considering the team had just played the nets right and they had gotten tested in two guys on the team tested positive. So here's what Vogel said about that. You know but again it's just We were not told to be tested to see Everybody recognize the shortage attests. And we're only GONNA do what what help the local health department Told us to do. We weren't asked to be tested at that point so I've reassured my family that I was in good health while I had been around Those guys there have been some social visiting a guidelines in place you know so. I felt I felt fine and a competent. That attest wasn't needed for me personally. But I think it's everybody case by case basis with that so yeah of course. Anybody would be worried in that situation. We were all worried. I remember Bergman. Speaking of you telling you know wanting to beat your chest over Picking Jack. Remember when you were making fun of me about cleaning the studio that much when I was in there you. You're right George Mason in Ireland. Neither I can say you got all right so then. Vogel was asked about basketball and the potential of basketball and look. There's a lot of questions we talked about it right. A lot of the trolls are out there. Lebron does you want to get the season going. Because you know he's old and his team is old and they're not gonna be able to ramp it up and the young teams are going to have an advantage. Plagues YOU WANNA lose. You just want to get bounced Ernie Anyway That's my best troll media tro voice. Like I don't know I don't know if that's actually a media tro voice or not. But that's what just came out of my mouth so anyway. Vogel was asked about how confident he is about the Lakers. If you know if they do end up playing if they can reestablish a rhythm here's what Vogel said you're going to be difficult. Just stay. Maintain MAINTAIN MAINTAIN. And you know we just got a pick up right where we left off. You know we have to re reestablish chemistry reestablish our work ethic we are avatar conditioning and rhythm and timing but every team or league is going to have to do that. You know with the Veterans. We have on this team the way we come together so quickly for really. A new group gives me a reason to be encouraged that that we can accomplish this very quickly again. A hundred percent he nailed it. Every team is GONNA have to deal with this right. Every team has some kind of ramp that they need to get up to get back to speed. You know it's not like the bucks we talked about it right when who was it bucur. Whoever was saying that the Lakers team the bucks have an older team? I mean Janas is an old but the rest of those guys for the most part are older especially their key players as far as off the bench so I think that they play a ten or eleven man rotation and even though it gets shorter in the playoffs they still count on a lot of guys who are going to be older. An Age like Wes Matthews is no spring chicken by any stretch of the imagination. He's a big cog as far as what they do in their rotation and their three point shooting. So I'm with him on that and the other part. Is this the Lakers? One of the big questions and Tim Bontemps was on here a couple of weeks ago. He was a big critic early on in the season not critic but he said that he didn't think the Lakers could win fifty games and of course clue they were. They were gonNA clips that or eclipse that and even he said the other day I was stunned at how quickly they felt like. I couldn't believe that that was the case and Vogel's right they've already done this once before. Gelling quickly so. I don't think it's going to be as difficult for them. It's not like there's zero familiarity here. There's real familiarity now. So as quickly as they joe. The first time I feel like comparatively speaking they should be fine. Moving forward to and speaking of moving forward Vogel was asked about what he knows about options. Moving forward for the team in the League are the League is going to just get most out of it that we can while while doing in a socially responsible way and in a way that sick for the world whatever ability the NBA has to to knock that out in the right way the safest way that's where we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA fall on but I don't really have an opinion on you know exactly what that looks like yeah. I don't think anyone has an opinion because as I've told you here and you've heard whether it was bon temps or windhorst whoever's come on the show Ramona. There's a million things on the table right now. So why have an opinion on any of it? You know you just. You don't even know what is real and what's not and we're still probably a month or so away from even getting close to figuring that out which by the way is GonNa lead me to what I'm going to talk about in the next segment it with college football because I know we've talked to people about college football and we had on Dennis Dodd. Who had no idea as to whether they're actually will be a season in college? Football Will Brett mcmurphy who is one of the insiders for college football things differently. We'll have that for you so maybe there will be a college football season. Just done a little differently. I'll explain that in a second but let me finish up with Vogel so vulgar was then asked all right doomsday scenario and cancels the season. Then what coach? That's a possibility and look good interest appointment we were not able to. You know to play however like we did it. You know I mean this is. This is bigger than basketball. You know US getting back on. The court is not the most important thing for the world right now you know. Hopefully we have a chance. And and if if we're not able to you know it would be a big disappointment but now I guess we'll cross that bridge. This is why I'm such a big fan of Frank Vogel and I've been on the Vogel Train. Basically very early on once he got hired and dating back to Summer League when he and I chatted for a little bit. It's just he's so practical right. Yeah of course it would be a disappointment for all the reasons. We've underlined over weeks and months and whatnot that this is the Lakers best chance to win a championship but also real world. Hey there's a pandemic going on so as much as we need the escape and I think that the NBA. As I've told you and numerous guests have come on here to tell you. They're going to exhaust every opportunity to get this thing done. And even Adam Silver told our Rachel Nichols that. Hey not there yet. Not Ready to think about that yet. That was just a couple of weeks ago though. It does feel like years ago the way things are happening in real time. I think that that's the right attitude to take. If that indeed the case it is bigger than basketball and basketball will survive and we'll be able to move forward and we'll be able to figure it out because we always do but having that just rational logic to me is why he is as good as he is coming up next more comments from some former players about whether the NBA should resume and bubble cities. A new plan for college. Football to come back and REX Ryan comes across a little too mean. We'll tell you what that's all about. Stick around here in just a few moments. Sit Down over here on seven ten. Espn presented by progressive insurance cars home boats motorcycles RV's and more yeah at progressive DOT com. It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart so Mel Kiper is supposed to join us in the next segment. Hopefully it will be there Bergman. I wanted to ask you a question since we had the says we had the NBA Two K. Thing yesterday I've got a new. I got to new plans. We'll do the other one in the second hour. Yeah I got two plans for the show. I got one more that includes Mason in Ireland. Do you think Mason in Ireland will go for a all time dodgers thing where each of us picks the eight position players three starters and a closer from the all time dodgers list Yeah I think they'd be up for maybe a couple of weeks though not like neck on now like next week but like a couple weeks and then and then Carlo and then Carlo can can play like I dunno a five inning game on. Mlb The show. Yeah we can absolutely do that. I think in Carlow knows how to do odd stuff now. Maybe he can see with baseball. You don't need to change your rotation's around very much. So they could work out. It actually would be a little easier because right. There's not like people coming in and out that much so how many people watched the the thing. We did yesterday on twitching on twitter. I don't have the full numbers in front of me right now but the the best that I have right now it looks like on twitter. On twitter and periscope. It looks like it's about twenty five thousand viewers which is wrong that's great that's awesome and then on twitch there was it was consistently over two hundred people watching at one time so. I think the time but we don't have the total right. No I think it was like sixteen hundred unique viewers so okay yeah which I mean for twitch for ESPN. Los Angeles is a strong number. I don't really do anything on there. Yeah no exactly. I think it's an overall success because you have twitches not our one of our main platforms so to get even that is fantastic and the interaction. Yeah but eight last night. The interaction was great so great job by you. Guys who tuned in and over twenty thousand views on twitter and periscope which is awesome real quick. Don't forget seven ten. 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Like this part time I have a wife and four kids and if our still in the NBA at this time is no way that I will be leaving my family during his pandemic. This corona virus is no way you know they will just have to find meal whatever but you cannot ask players to lead their families right now doing this. You know this is pandemic that we're dealing with. It just won't happen show. That is look affair thing like I think that that becomes the challenge right when we had magnet on the other day he said Lebron was opposed to it and mostly because of that right like he's already like okay with not playing in front of fans which was something he was not cool with initially. But you know I can understand not wanting to be away from your families I mean unless the NBA finds a way to get immediate family. They're like you know what I just feel like man. That's a challenge. I guess if you did it in Vegas there's Enough Hotel Space where they can commandeer and make that happen but it's not an easy proposition Bergman. No it's not at all especially Vegas I mean I guess all the casinos are down. So you don't have to worry about the overall partying that's happening. No there's nobody there. All the casinos are closed. Right so if you can bring your family with you. I could see it possibly happening. But otherwise no he's right. This is a pandemic this very certain time where you have to be at home and the biggest thing for me to is that. This doesn't help the only help people at home. Get through things by seeing games but it doesn't help the play. The people that work at the stadiums or anything else so it's people aren't getting their money that they that they deserve for for working at these places. I'm not a fan. No I get it I get that part of it but I. I don't I don't know if look that you're not gonna you're these games. If they played in for example they're not GonNa get played at arenas so this the that's the unfortunate part of this like they're either. GonNa get played in a bubble city like this or they're going to be played at practice facilities where you're gonNA have a minimal amount of people there so you know the economy of the NBA for beyond the essential broadcast players team training staff etc. I just don't see many very many people being able to be part of this. No and so when it comes to your family members so it's just immediate family. What if you have a sick grandmother or you know or whatever it happens to be like you're only gonna be allowed to bring so many people You Know Lebron has in his house alone. It looks like from all the videos I see. There's about five six seven people there. Does he get all of them to come with him? Does is it like a limited number that you're allowed. It gets all very murky. No it does. It does get murky. That's probably the best way to describe it but look everybody's trying to figure this thing out including college football right. We had Dennis Dot on earlier in the week talking about. Maybe there is no college football season that they're surely wouldn't be one in front of fans but he thinks it's very difficult now. Brett mcmurphy who's also a college football insider. He thinks differently. He thinks that they are adamant to get this thing done. And if it takes having to start in January then so be it. Here's Brett mcmurphy of stadium. Absolutely have to because they cannot the alternative is you know you're not GONNA have zero revenue. But you're going to go. Somebody's power five. Schools are going to go from You know one hundred million in revenue down to nothing so yes. They will play the games even if they're no fans even if it's TV only again given the all clear and they can go ahead move forward yes they will definitely play in the Spring and obviously that brings up a number of issues. Trevor Lawrence projected to be number one pick in next year's draft is what literally your hand. What do you do? The season doesn't start until mid-january in the draft is in the middle of April. And you look at the schedule and you're supposed to play a game at NC state the week of the NFL draft. Do you even want to play that season? Because you're taking a chance of injury. Yes chance of injury if the season starts in September. But it's totally different animal so you could ever number of projected high. Nfl picks say look. I'm not playing because the way the season for all our that's fine. We'll get people out there that will play. They'll have the playoffs. It would be different but we'll get it done again if we get that all clear by January and then also think of the repercussions on the backside season in Memorial Day around that time and then they're literally getting ready for Fall Camp Like two two months later how that impacts the coaching carousel way. Dis Be less likely to fire coaches off a bad season because now he's only got too much of the new coach to come in. When will they be so-called Spring football practice that we normally had win? Would that occur? Would that occur in the summer? Obviously there's a million things they're going to have to figure out the number one priority is to get a season in whether it's twelve games whether it's a conference only season you don't Piney non conference games that's been kicked around. I mean look all that stuff is fascinating. Only Conference Games right. Make sense the Trevor Lawrence part of it. I mean there's plenty of other guys but just someone like him right. Josh fields of Ohio State. Who's going to be one of the top quarterbacks taken next year like I wouldn't play if I were them. I mean it would be like I get that you can get hurt in September bread said but if you get hurt in like January February march if that's when you're going to play the college football season instead of the normal time in the fall you're going to play it in the winter. Yeah that could absolutely draft stock and you could cost you millions and millions of dollars and college. Football doesn't necessarily need Trevor Lawrence or Josh fields per se. There's always the next five star quarterback coming up in one of those programs so those guys shouldn't feel bad or any player in any position. Who's in a good position to get drafted and make millions and millions of dollars and take care of their families shouldn't feel bad about that but that's an aspect of this that I hadn't even thought of Greg. Yeah no I didn't either and that's they absolutely shouldn't play but my favorite part about that bite is if you actually watch the video of it on on on twitter at when. He's talking about the coaching carousel. There's a picture of helped teflon clay because you can't fire him right now. If you play the Games in in January and it goes all the way into March April something like that and you have to get back into to fall practice right away. Basically you can't fire clay so even if they lose to Alabama and the first and they ended up the season what eight and four again and the. Us Fan base is going crazy. You can't fire him. It's fantastic right because it was not fantastic for them. It's fantastic for you because you're UCLA Fan Bruin boy. But he's right. He's absolutely right like you. I mean you're going to fire the coach and then you can give the next guy two months. You know what I'm saying to get. His whole situation settled like. That's that's a really tall task and really tough to try to figure out so and by the way it could happen with chip Kelly to their buddy boys so relax a little bit. Well Yeah I mean. It's on a much smaller scale when it comes to. Ucla football the USC football which I can admit but still yes. You're right if clay if chip. Kelly goes three and nine again then. I'm going to be losing my mind that I have to deal with them for another year after that so I it's the same thing with clay. Hilton is the is the big one because football show huge to the city of Los Angeles to USC. I it's amazing that this guy is still around a couple of questions for you guys. I want you to chime in on the phones at eight. Seven seven seven ten. Espn eight seven. Seven seven nine. Three seven seven six. Because we're going to wait for MEL Kiper to join us here in a little bit. I don't know when MEL IS GONNA join US exactly so we'll try to sneak in some calls here would you be okay having the NBA play in like these bubble cities. Are you okay with that? Would you just take any sports right now? Even if it's that way would you be okay with college football moving to January even with no fans what would you? Where do you draw the line on this stuff or should they not play at all? And should we just move forward eight seven seven seven ten? Espn eight seven. Seven seven nine. Three seven seven six will line up to take your calls next. Plus Mel Kiper. Junior will stop by to talk draft. Sodano seventeen. Espn Sodano with a here on seven ten espn presented by progressive insurance. All our guests appear via the Shell Pennzoil performance. Line Mel Kiper supposed to join us here shortly. Laura let me know and there want to get people starts at eight. Seven seven seven ten. Spn about the stuff. We've been discussing this morning. We had the Frank Vogel Audio about what to do in this situation to move forward Kendrick Perkins saying he if he was still playing. He wouldn't wanNA play one of these bubble cities. What would you do what you want as a fan or are you okay with even this kind of stuff like where does the line? Where do you draw the line on this stuff? College football saying they WANNA play in January like would you? Would you be okay with that? I mean they're still kids like we don't even know when they're gonNA get back on campus. That's the other part of this equation is so many things here so if you want to hop aboard eight seven seven seven ten. Espn eight seven seven. Three seven seven six and of course in that audio we played from Brett mcmurphy of course Brune boy Bergman over there notice that clay. Helton was part of the video when they said you know. And maybe you can't fire coaches even after a bad season because if you start that late in the year you start in January you know or you don't finish the season to like may then you only have a couple of months before spring camp which turns into summer camp and it's just too hard to get someone in so basically what they're alluding to is at someone like clay who. I love okay And Are you guys? Don't all love him. I love him as a person. I think you know He. He clearly had a rough season last year. And the recruiting hasn't been great. But I I yeah it would be tough to fire someone like that because it would just be tough to hire someone new in that spot first of all. It was hard to miss him his shot of him running out of the Coliseum for like ten seconds individuals dog. Oh Yeah it was. It was pretty hard to miss them but at the same but also that's the biggest thing about him is what you said about Clay Helton. He's a really nice guy. You like him as a person. Everybody likes him as a person that does not make you a good football coach. Now you're right I get it. I'm with you all right. Let's go to C. B. in Pasadena. What's up see? Hey what's going on sodano all right now? You know. This has been cataclysmic. I mean this is stopping. You might have to bring in Albert Einstein to figure this scenario out because just Lakers rolling and would Lebron James with his electric interplanetary and almost Neil spine tingling and jaw dropping performance. I was looking forward to this. Then all of this thing has happened. with the corona virus and. I know nobody wish that on anybody but I can understand the players Because I played basketball. And you don't WanNa play in the Empty Stadium and you know. Just play for What does this side show or something? Now my philosophy would be bringing in Disney and maybe Disney was good at making dummies and things and you know and people in the stands and all that kind of stuff. But I don't know that's not gonNa work with the players so I would say is GonNa be have to be convinced but with the shame of it is is that when you're an athlete you have to prepare yourself and I think these alleys you'll be ready but you have to have the intestinal fortitude to get out there and work on your own Koby. Listen I get it. Cb and it's been challenging and thank you for the call CBS Pasadena stay healthy There was a story today. Matt Velasco who covers the box that Jaanus and Chris Middleton their best to work out at home but they don't have the. They don't have like hoops at home. It gets crazy right an NBA player doesn't have a hoop at his house. Those two guys and they're just practicing dribbling like basically and and obviously working out. They've got like a gym set up but not a hoop setup at their house which is kind of wild. Let's go to Anthony in Hamburg. Let's go anthony. Am I just wanted to say why? Not Wait till January of next year because we can do is already so emotional attachment to this past season. I mean it's already kicked off. You got legacies on the Line Right. So why not? Just start January where everything should be hopefully You know slow down in January of Twenty One. Yes and then just exclude The twenty twenty one these from the books and just finished a twenty twenty twenty twenty one and then just go ahead and just do it that way and then start the twenty twenty two when. He's kind of do that because they've already emotional attachment to the season is past. You gotTA finish that out tweets which which is interesting which is interesting anthony. Because I've heard the other way right where you just vacate twenty twenty and you just start again in two thousand twenty one. But you're saying the opposite you're saying the opposite because of the emotional investment in this particular season exactly and then you go ahead and do the two weeks completely. That is left. So it's fair for all the teams and the eighth and nine seats and then you go ahead and finish that out with the two weeks of play. And then that way they can get their you know momentum back chemistry back and you just relax and then you get into the postseason and finish that off. Seven seven game series. And that's it and then you have a longer option. You can twenty twenty one season to get ready for twenty twenty two. That's interesting I hadn't heard anyone with that theory anthony. I I gotTA digested a little bit. But thank you for the call. Stay healthy stay safe but you know I don't know it. It is interesting. It's interesting like where you're gonNA. How do you feel about that? Great if you're going to potentially punt the twenty twenty season and then start fresh in twenty one. Would you rather that or would you rather Anthony's call? Which is starting January again. Finish out the regulars do like your preseason then then finish out the regular season you're almost back on a similar time line as to when you you stop a year earlier and then conclude the twenty twenty season in two thousand twenty one and make that the wreck for the record books and then punt on the twenty one season altogether. And then you're back on your regular schedule. I don't see the NBA. Doing that. But it is something I hadn't heard yet like it wasn't it you know so. Many people have different theories and and and perspectives on this right and different suggestions. It's not one I've heard of. I just don't see the NBA willing to wait a year to conclude a previous season. I think that they would. I think that it seems more likely they would shudder this season and pick up next season as quickly as possible. Yeah 'cause there's a lot of things that can go with that too because then if you start the season new again in January of next year to to get the continuity back Kevin Durant allowed to play is is clay allowed to play all those are good points. Yup All of a sudden. You're having a team. Where like maybe the Golden State goes on a bit of a run and makes it to the eight seat somehow. Which I doubt would ever happen. But who knows maybe they go? They don't lose a game and all of a sudden they're in the playoffs and the Lakers are playing the warriors in the first round. I don't know I just think that you have to punt the season if you're going to start all all over brand new. You can't wait till January. I don't think the warriors would come back and to be honest. No no they would attack. You know these scenarios. Yeah let me go to Ray in Culver City Ray. What's up ray drop? You know what? Let's take a break because we're going to try to locate. Melle Mel Kiper Junior. Who was supposed to bring us the straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless everything for less only at Walmart. We'LL TALK TO MEL. Hopefully in the next segment If Not Stugatz is going to join us of the Lebatardshow at eleven o'clock. Here's why he's going to join us. I'm going talk about it in the next segment. Justin Turner of the dodgers has an idea on how to make baseball better. And it comes down to extra innings. It's a pretty radical idea but the funny thing is my guys got some the Lebatardshow had this idea years ago. But we'll tell you what it is and just a second stick around. Hopefully we'll talk to Mel as well Sodano seven. Espn Sodano with a year on seven ten. Espn save water this Spring and get a more beautiful and healthy lawn with Pennington smart seed. It's what I use to premium drought resistant grass seed that saves up to thirty percent more water than ordinary seed. And by the way if you miss any one of our interviews from this week we've had so many great guests on Munich. Yesterday was on right Ariel Hawaiian. Dave McMenamin Ramona Shelburne. So on and so forth a ton of great interviews you can go to the interview on demand section of our Sodano show podcast on the ESPN APP or apple podcasts. Or spotify wherever you find your podcast brought to you by capital one quicksilver card earning unlimited one and a half percent cashback on every purchase everywhere. What's in your wallet? So couple things speaking of interviews Monday Gregg. Who is going to join US Monday? Dave Roberts is going to be joining us. Yes the manager of your Los Angeles dodgers. We'll be joining us on. That'll be fun. I always love talking to Dave. So it'll be good to catch up with him so again. We know what time yet or do we not have time on that yet. No we don't have time yet but I'll get it this weekend for sure. Okay great so just somewhere between ten and noon Dave Roberts will be joining us tomorrow. Excuse me Monday. It's Friday speaking tomorrow though I will be on your radio from ten. Am till three PM ON ESPN radio. I'll be doing a show with Taylor. And Katie George for the network so if you you know you got nothing to do pop on the APP or listen on your radio and we'll be there. I'll be there a familiar voice for you on the network. I know that that doesn't always happen but it is happening this weekend. So anyway Real quick got a message which makes sense about Anthony and Hambro. Who talked about? How about we just pause on the NBA season and restart January of twenty one and pick up the season from there and then punt on twenty one while that sounds good on the surface and I don't think the NBA though appoint that's been brought to my attention is If you do that the contracts are the players would make sense. And that's absolutely right so there's no chance that would happen just based on that like the. Players Association wouldn't allow it because of that. Oh yeah like Anthony. Davis is a free agent as of July. I would. They'd actually lose right. So there's that and they'd actually lose more money the players in that sense if you're putting a full season as opposed to just a few weeks of the season no chance that would happen. I know people talked about it before. But do you know the answer that I? I can't think off the top of my head if the Davis July first is a free agent is he does get pushed. Does he still get? I'm glad you mentioned that because you clearly weren't paying attention bobby. Marx was on this week. And you could go back on the podcast brought to you by our friends at capital one on the Donald. Show podcast on the ESPN APP apple podcasts. Or spotify where he discussed all of that and he said something to the effect of everything would get moved and get pushed more than likely yes. Maybe I'll just bring it up for people that you know. Maybe not didn't hear that right right right but he went into way more detail than I did but that was the gist of what he said. I saw Justin Turner of the dodgers. He wants to do what instead of play extra innings greg he wants to have a homerun derby to end games. I mean listen. I feel like there's no need for extra inning games like baseball's long enough okay. And they need to do something to spice up the game. A little bit Buksh Ambi- has talked about that if a game gets to like the twelfth inning. And he's the voice of something based on. Espn radio and of course one of the voices on ESPN television and he believes that after the twelfth inning usually just either go to tie or you should put like a runner on second base which is by the way that stuff's been put out there a bunch by a bunch of different people but he was the first guy to do that and just like you start the inning with a guy on second base runners in scoring position. So it's not like some of these things haven't been discussed before Homerun Derby but what do you do with the home run? Derby does he want like a coach pitching or do you want like a real pitcher out there. Well you can't have a real pitch out there. That's what I'm saying like you just have. You just have like the George Lombard. The dodgers first base coach. Come out there just just look no-balls Homerun Derby just a guy that can put it right over the middle of the plate. Now what's interesting though is like do you go? Let's say you have somebody like Chris Taylor. Chris Taylor has three home runs in a game. But you know that Jacques. Peterson has been great in these homerun. Derby. Do you put the Guy. That's been hot in the game or do you go with the guy like JOK is at one guy. Three guys like you know. Does it go to directly to the All Star game way where there's only five minutes? Yeah I I think that you have to figure that part of it out but I do think that is something to at least think about but again. I'm telling you that's why I want to bring stugotz on. Because he's had this magic at Bat Theory. I don't remember the exact details of it. But basically he says that every team has one guy that they designate for this. Homerun Derby style thing that Justin Turner has also suggested. But it's just one guy like you have your guy like every team has a in the American league how there's like a designated hitter or whatever but you before every game when the when the when skipper puts in his lineup card okay. He's also designating his magic at Bat for this Homerun Derby style thing one. Is it a specific guy? He doesn't play in the actual field. He doesn't actually play. He's the guy no he he could be any no. It's not okay so your roster could be anyone. It doesn't matter who it is so for. The dodgers are their best home run here. Cody Cody bellinger. Right war. Yeah so it could be or but like you said because Jack. Peterson is so good at the home run Derby. Maybe it's Jack. Peterson is the guy who is designated with a little slow asterix or something on the on the lineup card where he is the magic at Bat. Kind of like the idea. I want to hear what Stu gods actually asked about it. But I don't know I'm okay with over extra inning games. They rarely go past twelve innings anyway but when they do it just can go on forever but Justin Turner whole point is. We don't need to go even to the tenth inning. Like just go to this. Well I think it'd be like hockey like you get five minutes of extra of actual one inning with. Yeah you get one or two innings to get to choose to much growth because each is at least twenty something minutes man. Well it can be or they can be real fast but the average is about twenty minutes. Yeah for for a whole inning. Yes absolutely right around twenty okay fine one inning and then go to this magic at that that you're going with. I'm okay with that but it has to be some extra inning. At some point just to have that overtime everything has an overtime eight. Seven seven seven ten. Espn eight seven seven. Seven ten. Three seven seven six. I want to hear from you guys. Do you like Justin Turner's idea. Should WE EXTEND IT TO STU? Gods his idea where you designate before the game magic at bat whether it's cody bellinger or Jock Peterson to compete in this homerun Derby. It's basically taking Turner's idea and expanding it to designate a player before the game like this is the guy that's going to compete and let's say the guy gets hurt in the game for whatever reason. Then you have to you designate. Like a backup guy. Maybe you have a back then. At that point you pick a backup. Guy Wants that other guy goes down. Like let's say cody goes down in the game you would have then you can say all right then. We want jock. Because he's our Guy Scott Sanchez on twitter says I like the Homerun Derby after ten innings but to be spontaneous the batter for each team is whoever's due up to bat next I think it's a takeout pitching spot in that situation because in the NFL. There's pitching in the Al. There's nice right but but so you go to the next position player but I mean I don't mind that doesn't bother me. I mean the dodgers are full of homerun hitters. So it's I guess it's okay right you know you might get like What's his name as? Dany varia going right? Who's not a home run hitter. Also I'm by the way I'm with with BOOB. Where if it goes past twelve innings at this point in time but a tie give it a tie. I don't care baseball's a long enough season ties won't actually won't average out that badly all right in the minority there but just call it a tie. Do you like this idea that Justin Turner proposed. Do you like my guy. Stu Gods is idea even better than Justin Turner by designating a magic at Bat. You have an option to fix baseball's length when it comes to extra innings or do you like it as it is eight seven seven hundred ten. Espn eight seven seven. Three seven seven. Six we'll take your calls in a sec. We'LL TRY TO LINEUP STUGATZ here in a little bit too. Don't forget we're still trying to find Mel Kiper. Ben Lyons will join us at eleven thirty unless hyper comes in and then lines gonNA have to get bumped the segment or any of them. Actually we'll get bumped a segment for Kuyper. No offense to any of them but real quick seven ten. 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Sinbad is joining us in thirty minutes but before we get to white is the Golden Globes made our our youngest show member feel old before we get to all ability thoughts on modern medicine. Which I know you're all waiting for can't wait? Dan Tolerant just get to it now. You Know Joel embiid had broken that finger that way like twenty years ago they probably would have cut it off right and now they just kind of tape it up and he's back and it's like nothing. It's incredible the advancement of medicine and technology Let's go back to your thing. Did you see Joel Alan. Bean finger. The way that it popped out Take a look I. I was showing showing Valerie the other day. I froze television so that she can look at Booger McFarland left-hand roof because he's got three fingers on that hand that don't work right because in that sport they get They get their fingers stuck between helmets and jerseys and and stuff so Joel I'm bead. His finger was pointing the entirely wrong way it was sideways and what is also very painful. Full is that the coach or trainer has to come over and put that back in its socket And that doesn't seem like it would be very pleasant but of all things to point at in terms of modern medicine billy. I don't think the dislocated finger they we've talked to players who laugh at other players even come off the football field with a dislocated finger finger. That's that's the pain threshold. They haven't that league where they try and snap it back into place themselves. Those crazy people so modern medicine take was tape did no they did think telling you the way to fix that for him and he was back playing was in his finger. Yes it's discussed us to see. It is it's totally. There's no disputing retire. I would never play again. I would cry. I mean not use that hand again. I don't know what I would do if that happened to. I can tell you what I wouldn't be doing played basketball against ten minutes later. I think nothing even happened to him. Medicine tape But I wanted to talk about the idea of Brady and H chargers uniform or Brady in a titans uniform or dolphins a uniform or a dolphin uniform that one. I'm not sure makes a whole lot of sense at all. I've seen it multiple times on people saying things on. ESPN the last couple of days. It's a possibility it's happening. Why doesn't that make sense Brian? Flora's I mean GRONK got a place down here in Miami. Brady's wife said that she loves south. Florida I mean it makes perfect fix it. They got a ton of draft picks to learn under him for a couple of years. The team up and down stinks. They don't have very many playmakers on their football Paul team they beat his team the final game of the season. Well there is one. Can I do with that. So your rights guts. The dolphins are actually great because they beat his this team the last game of the season they do have a ton of cap space cap. Space draft picks Devante Parker. Starting to come on I mean there are a lot of reasons. Maybe that Brady would it. It stays in the division. Can you know stick at the ballot Jack. Lots of reasons Dan one season of Brady. I I you guys forgetting how old he is. I mean I know. He thinks that he can still do it. And I know that confidence is the last thing to go in the mirrors. The last one to know. But you guys have gotten comfortable with the idea. You guys think if you had to bet on it if there was money involved lived on this and I asked you. Where's Brady going to be next year? You would bet titans or chargers or dolphins or even the field before you bet patriots. All I think I'd bet patriots I but I mean if you're looking for other places where he could possibly go i. I wouldn't rule out the dolphins. I mean just don't understand what you're doing. I don't understand what the dolphins did this shear where they decided to have a quarterback. That was just good enough. I've seen some statistical analysis that says that Ryan Fitzpatrick was better than Brady. This year that they went with a quarterback. Just good enough to win five five games just good enough to keep them from the best quarterback in this year's draft and that's good depth right there you got brady. You Got Fitzpatrick Africa. Get to a three quarterbacks I why why would you rule out Dan. Why is it so the titans that's where he's GonNa end it? Tennessee San Diego. That's what is happening. Didn't look very good. Hi I'm having Angeles or that team was better than the dolphins that I mean. What are you doing with the dolphins oftens like they? They have cap space. You've got them spending it all next year. You've got them refurbishing their entire team next year to build around Tom Brady for a year. That's what your thought on processes or Tom Brady for two years. The dolphins were five and four. The last nine games of the season. The chargers record was but I'm just saying I'm not well. The record record. What just happened? Five and four. The last nine games of the season The chargers played a lot of one score. Games got those two teams are not as good as each other. They can have the same record. The chargers dolphins and the chargers played nothing but one score games and the dolphins research at one of the worst point differentials in the league. Listen I understand. I'm not saying I'd be surprised if he if you wound up in San Diego. But if he's willing to go to San Diego the eggo Tennessee the Dolphin Angeles. We're going to have to keep it quiet. We're going to have to go to the microphones in that room. I think we're going to have to. There's a fire alarm going off here. I'm sure it's the deport people who set it off them or the the heavy metal people who have been in town where my scorching hot jake. AK- have you. Have you seen the heavy metal people who have been congregated all around this Cleveland or hotel here over the course of the week just laughed just set. Set Sail Dan but the good news is when we lose a heavy metal cruise. We gain a Jarrett Kruse because Chris Jericho Eriko going on a cruise and I am delighted to announce it. There's probably going to be a a sea of wrestling fans downstairs next week. It's just people watching Galore down here. uh-huh which do you enjoy more the idea of wrestling fans or the metal heads because I am enjoy watching these old metal couples couples i. I wasn't aware that they were metal. Couples like full-on husband and wife. That are about this medal life. It's incredible well. What I've been jarred by is the number of people wearing a great right deal of makeup Many tattoos all sorts of clothing that his spiked much of it seeming to be age inappropriate around the spikes and then unending kindness unending Just polite manners I. Can't they be nice. No I'm not just saying they're nice. I'm I'm saying they're nicer than anyone. Who comes this hotel anything? Those wedding ceremonies are like a metal weddings. Do you talk to be your lovely husband do Donlevatar. There was a play at home plate and his tenure was rounding third and going home. And I got the ball right before she okay she I threw the ball at her so hard. Got Her out from where. Where were you throwing the ball from about two feet away? Take my kickball seriously man Stugatz but it was just reactionary and on the ball. There's a play the plate. I threw it at her. And you probably put up two fingers avenue down to DC Libertas I show with the STUGOTZ ON ESPN radio. If you missed any of the show you can listen to all three hours of the Dan lebatardshow plus our Miami only hour and our best of podcast on demand in the ESPN APP. And subscribe to the Lebanon and France podcast network featuring southeast sessions party and mystery CREPE please rate and subscribe gripe new episodes of posted every week. Wherever you get your podcasts? Happy fortieth birthday to our friend. Rachel Nichols and happy. Birthday served to her. I don't care good lock. Why did I hear you as we wait for Sinbad who will be here fifteen minutes and it's from now? Why did I hear you saying that? The giants and the Lions in Washington. It's time to play poker well because everyone's just assuming that those. His teams have quarterbacks that they are not going to select a quarterback. I they might select a quarterback Arizona. Did it they took Josh Rosen. And then they went with Kyle. Murray sorry if you think one of these guys is going to be a special kind of guy to us specifically then maybe it's a guy that you draft but more importantly they are sitting in very spots right now where you know at the very least. The dolphins want to at five and it's time for them to start playing poker. It's time for them to start saying. Hey who's GonNa give me the best deal and by poker what I mean to as you gotta bluff if you have the number two pick okay lions. Ucla Matthew Stafford. I understand that you have to at least give off. Hey we you are selecting to all three of those teams need to let it be known. Even if they're not that they are taking too and wait for the offers to come in because I in Tonja Nya the offers will come in. It's GONNA be fascinating. I cannot wait for this draft. It really is nice. Little game of poker the top of the draft. I love that and it's a Vegas Outta. Ah that way Rome when in Rome so gambling. Is that what you're saying. I don't even know what you're saying. Why do I even ask a follow up there? So and billy a very excited about playing a lot so I don't even understand Stan. What's to God's did he may have Rome Paris mess? Chris what made you feel old during the Golden Globes. Well all these award shows they do. This thing wants like all of them do it. I think the grammys. You can't name one. That doesn't they like to celebrate somebody who had a good career and growing up. I'd always watch these parts and be like. Oh I've heard of that that guy. I've seen one of those persons movies but now it's getting to the point like the Golden Globes this past Sunday they celebrated Ellen and Tom Hanks and that was just like wow. We are now celebrating celebrating people that are like people I grew up watching and it was just the first time watching one of those where I was like. Oh my God so now going forward. I'm just GonNa like no all the people that are being being celebrated and getting all these lifetime awards and it just made me feel really old the way that you process that like imagine graceland watching you watching Tom. Hanks getting awarded. It was like me watching my dad. Watch Martin Landau get honor. Now's like what was this Guy Tom. Hanks has sort of become America's actual Mr Rodgers. Now right he was sort of he looked. I can't tell everyone loves Tom. Hanks he gets emotional when talking about his family and his wife. You're not gonNA hear a whole lot of people who are against Tom. Hanks out there but he seemed to be For Tom Hanks horrified by the Ricky Vase. Monologue like he seemed to be befuddled like bees were attacking his face because what race was doing was that had a little more barbed wire on it then. Our modern day Mr Rogers was comfortable with and they rambling. Tom Hanks awesome. Tighten it up a little. I loved watching Chad. Hanks yeah the whole night. Tom's no longer the best. His Hayes Jedi as you might. I remember a little ditty called White and purple that found a certain viral fame. It was a single one was Khalifa black and yellow. He did one for the mean. Streets of North Western's campus absent Banger. I was at a nightclub one time in Chicago and he was like the headliner and Dude Scott bars at one point during his speech he did the thing where you know my family. Sarah Love my family all the support and then you just cut his family and C Chacko. You don't hear him you just see him go like you know. He yelled and he held his hand above his hand covering his mouth. Chet Chet someone they worry about. Oh jet put it on the poll Guillermo are we still making chats and also put on the pole. Are you surprised that Tom Hanks's kid has barth I. What's Chet short for Chester? It asked us to be. He has the love that name Chester Really Dad has to. He's trying to get in this rap game. I was GONNA go with Chester Chester. It's coming up in this case Chester. Thanks can you guys help me with in in modern celebrity going through Hollywood Is there someone who gets more universally beloved than Hank's is in Hank's. Listen Denzel. Like who. Where where a guy or a woman is somebody that everyone applauds Ellen? Yeah universally liked when the Rock Johnson. No one's got a bad thing to say about the rock. How is that possible? Certainly not you. You're far from the. How is that possible? Got You need your right on everything that you're saying but how is saying you're on the opposite side of the spectrum right right. You mentioned that I got that from you. I am not as we established with Curt Menefee. Yesterday he knows how to be likable on television. This is something that will allude me to the grave. I don't I don't know how to do it. The people who have the skill is not something that I I understand but I'm not talking about likable on television. I'm talking about if I wander the streets and I just asked random people. Do you like Tom Hanks. They're going to say yes. I can't do that with Helen. Hunt can't do it. Wow do it. I'm not going to get that with Helen. Hut that's something in different. Is there anyone in sports where you can do that now. What I'm talking about? I mean that's the only way he can apply. Can you having to watch what we do before with Dan Marino threw Dan Marino and no conversation. Are you capable the boulevard analogy or metaphor. That isn't in sports. Dan The man. Do you want to be in Chet. Lemon outfielder tigers. The the and the conversation that we're having or do you want to be like you. Just answer is we were rewind Mike if we were to rely Hedman Edmund. Last wily veteran on the cubs pitching staff gave the high-sticking cheese the last four minutes of conversation we were having on on this show. Yeah if you play it back you will not hear a sound from Stugatz you will not hear a contribution of any kind from God. I was confirming whether their check with short for chester. Or not and I have confirmed it it is I mean at Enron Sindbad Next Donlevatar. What the stat? That by the way it sounds like a dumb one box plus mine yep about rings plus minus I mean okay six for Mj. Three for Lebron Stugatz lebrons rings in a box. And then put Jay's rings in a box and tell me who has more that's on it's plus three by the way these live at our show with his two guys on. ESPN RADIO ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Sin Bag to join us just made it here on the shell. Pennzoil performance live very excited. Here's your sports interrupdate. The heat will hold a three day series of tributes for Dwayne Wade from February twenty first to the twenty third wage jersey. The retired number in team history will be lifted to the rafters on the twenty second. The the Carolina Hurricanes have signed thirty eight year old Justin Williams Mr Game Seven. We'll play nineteenth season and finally the average American lives eighteen miles from your mom right now at Wendy's Wendy's pay to phase pay five bucks choose from ten P. Spicy or crispy nuggets a single or a spicy chicken sandwich. Wendy's to five dollars. That's a win win. We got you. Price or participation may vary the US Wendy's spicy nuggets available for a limited time only for all the way headlines and information tune into sports center on ESPN radio off about the day gear. More put it on the poll. Please do oh you live eighteen miles from your mother. You'd have to have a bunch of people still living with their mother right because you have. People have thousand miles away from their mother for averages to work you'd have to have people like zero miles away from their mother. Well you have a whole lot of people under eighteen eighteen. Who that's probably smart? So we are tracking down Sinbad I don't think that that's really smart. I think when you're surrounded by some dumb things every once in a while you can sound smart in the key to my entire career. You think there's more mothers. Here's our children in the world because some people are both go ahead and sit in the penalty box this get out of here for your contributions to the work that we're doing around. I mean you know the answer. I don't I don't know the answer is my silence would suggest I. Also you don't want to have the conversation as my silence fairly easy to be children children mothers but all those children. That's that's a fast. I'm checking it right now. Wait to see this is is children. Girls leader thing please Let's I mean honest to God just around here. Do you guys think that everything that said in the microphone is worth saying microphone like every independent thought. You guys have it Chris. Cody you're applauding back there. But you ended a show the other day not that long ago by asking me at the end of the show. Five seconds left against the clock. You asked me how many anymore shows are left in the decade. If I would just go and calculate that off the top of my head I'm any now you go sit with billy. Why get Outta Outta here? We as we await trying to track in bad down this netflix documentary. I don't like gruesome animal. Things things on netflix documentaries. But don't bleep with cats is something that people are talking about and it got Mike Ryan's attention even as he tried to cover his wife's is as what was interesting about. It are well a lot because it's not really what I expected it to be. I saw these people you know tweeting about. Don't believe with cats. I'm what is this and everybody that watches. It is pretty careful to not give you details because whatever you think it is. It's not exactly that but it is one of these netflix. True crime miniseries and it is really exceptionally well made I guess the gist of it is there. Was this viral cat killer right. That would put out horrible videos of doing horrible things to kittens and nats rule zero of the Internet. You don't mess with cats and it follows this facebook group that did some sleuthing and the story evolves some pretty dark places as it is starting a very dark spot. I know the apprehension. Because you don't want to see anything happen to animals or other things but the filmmakers are careful enough to not show you these specific moments there are certain moments that are certainly really hard to watch. especially if you're an animal lover but the filmmakers are careful enough that you can get by. Without you know vomiting net flicks is actually tapping into something that the American public wants to watch in that they go down some pretty gruesome dark real life Places Aces there. There are a couple of documentaries out there about Pedophilia that are really hard to watch. There's one called evil evil genius that I saw the other day where they just showed someone blown up by a collar bomb That was put on his body In order to rob a bank thank you. I actually saw that. I saw the one that makes talking about. It is difficult to walk. Lots of swordfish. It is difficult to watch the cats one but I did. It also ruined true faith by new order for you. I don't know what you're talking to song. It did not just not a new order guy but I did watch it. Abby and and it was difficult to get through some of those parts and see how emotional people got about what he was doing. But you're right. Netflix does go down some really deepen dark pats man but I like that they give people options if you want to see that one of the one of the most important things that we're learning now as far as content is people love true crime documentary outside cast and that's what Netflix is tapping into juicing. Wait a second you want this. We'll go really dark and dangerous for you here. This because reality many respects can be more interesting and more twisted than actual cinema. And that's what when you put a cinema budget behind these things. You can really tell some out their stories. This particular that the central person behind these incidences was pretty captivating in his own right. I love Netflix. Man You just go on there. You never know what you're gonNA find you scroll around you know you. Click on something you watch it for a few minutes figure out if you like it or not you might stumble into something. That's great like I clicked on the Messiah the other day. Thought it was about Messier. Wasn't it was about someone else. The Messiah the Actual Messiah I am glued to the series. I'm three episodes in. It is fantastic. I mean the Messiah. He will be performing this weekend at the Miami Improv. If you want tickets go to Miami Improv DOT COM but before we get to Sinbad and welcome him welcome him and let's play force in bed and the audience the Bob Saga Story About Bob. saggy telling us because Sindbad's been doing it for a long time his worst stand up comedy experience than we were three Rica. Medians doing this Gig Strip club and then Kevin Neal. I went to go look at Mount McKinley. Like two guys would do to grows and then the other guy the other comic I was just in the in the trailer with strippers all weekend. So busy they're going to introduce me and there's a script on stage and she had pie pans over her Her her chest to pipe pants and then another one lower lower region with matches literally just matches paper matches Scotch tape to the Pie pans and that she likes them now. Sparklers this matches like She likes the top bands it. She likes the bottom pie hands and then she blows yourself out literally. Blow this on. Because Ladies Ladies and Gentlemen Bob Zak Alaska's well so sinbad with us now Miami Improv DOT COM. Do you have anything and thank you for joining us in bed. Do you have anything to rival that. I'm probably worth I'm standing right now at the DMV lead it. Yeah if I could drive down in Florida but do you know what that'll sound like. A bad experience okay. He was young. Actually actually ahead nine broke I had mine for Comic of caveats closer so now being in Florida and baseball kissing bandit number one needs to run out on the baseball field more. Danna Morganna the guessing. Banda I open open. I open for our check us out man the craziest part where she gave me business advice. Kid just take a n bar. Coding windy she was sitting there. Give me business advice. Man Are you are your legitimately at the DMV right. Now ask ask your hair your hair overlying. When do the next row are you? You're just standing in a DMV line right. Now wait a minute are you are you who are you going to go in you gotta go in his David Atkins right. It doesn't say Sindbad on anything. That's my name's Dave Davis. My brother. Okay so no. That's not right. That's not your older brother Oh I gotta story got started. A story got started people magazine. Women want to know my real name. I says Nancy it did honestly remember. It's just six kids so she just my first expansion. La and she just wouldn't accept the name so she loves name. Aw and that's the real story. That's a real story. All right but remember a lot I live well. I'm not sure that it is I you you have been. How is it that you've been able to continue to do this into your sixties with the same enthusiasm that you seem to have had in your twenties? He's when you're winning star search against Dennis Miller You know a man. I still love it because I didn't make a hundred million so I'm not a retired from the not. I mean what what I do how back it'd be real. I've had every every job up to this point before became comics. So how bad could it be bro. How how bad were the jobs before you became a comic? Oh everything's got the the run that you had in the in the nineties. What were you most enthused about doing when you were getting? You know the jingle all the way the cone heads when you're art what were you. What was the one that you're most excited about? Oh you know what man dicamba movies. HBO At Cherokee Kit. And what was that always wanted to play cowboys. It was on. Hbo Hours Delay Cowboy. Your dream came true right there. Man I should do plays lost lost my mind. I'm became a cowboy. I was always hurting capital on Sundays. Come on man. I'm not certain what's real it was real. I was pushing candle broke. I did a cattle drive in Texas with all black but are you in the DMV or is it the DMV DMV. I think that part's true. I'm not sure about the David Adkins story though the When you come to Miami and the Miami Improv again Miami Improv Dot Dot Com is where you go What is the city? That's in bad goes to where he is adored the most. What is the city that That everyone wants to get some time with you in. You is strange because it. There's no one I mean. It's a bunch of the one that keeps the craziest cognitive and become a period of face. Face is sixty eight years. I couldn't you made no sense and now I WANNA go back to New York. That was cool so huge this man. I think you're getting little to give little back fan do you know how long has it been do all around in West Palm Beach Important I'm number one. It's been in Miami proper probably about eight years ago. Does anyone recognize you at the DMV. Just out of curiosity crazy now. How many hours do you? Yes it's going to be a woman. Chris says Gee thirty seven. I think it went all right. We'll be performing this weekend at the Miami Improv for tickets visit Miami Improv DOT com if the emergency from the DMZ rack. Thank you thank you. We appreciate the time. Ah Donlevatar because bobby is retiring. The company is celebrating him the last great journalist at ESPN is leaving. Jeremy Shop like a word but nobody ever said the call letters better than Jeremy Shat back when they used to sign off with that. I'm Jeremy SCHAAP. ESPN Chris Rachel Rachel Nichols would like to have a world tried Stugatz put it on the poll Guillermo who says the letters. ESPN Better Jeremy Shop. Or Rachel why did they stop doing that. Let's let's bring that back. Are you bring it back. We'll do that okay. I'm Chris Cody. ESPN libertas show with these two guys on ESPN radio WPRO tune into the ESPN daily. podcast bringing you a deep dive into a single-story from one of ESPN's hundreds of reporters presented by Dell small business download subscribe and review view. ESPN daily available. Wherever you enjoy your podcast we'll update the polls in a second but billy? What is it that I heard you saying about the home? Run Derby Dan I I don't know how we haven't talked about this more so over the weekend. I think it was there was a homerun derby in the Bahamas and my boy brin diesel one but it was unlike homerun derby that we hadn't seen before it's the don't blink homerun Derby Lewis Brinson Ozzy. I mean everybody knows who he is a household name. So the don't blink. Home Run Derby. Herb happens in the Bahamas. And it's not like a normal homerun derby because they're basically on the beach and they're hitting balls into the ocean and it has to go over like a marker that's out in the ocean. It's like everything that we say. We want to see happen in baseball. Except this actually happened in the Bahamas. During a homerun Derby who else was participating fading in this. That Lewis Brinson is winning it. Well it was a lot of prospects. There's like four or five marlins participating but he want. What is that supposed to mean? If Lewis Brinson wanted Dan at Lebatardshow. I just think it's funny that you're watching A.. Lewis Brinson homerun contest in the Bahamas. Dan is saying is yes we all would like to see that and see more of it. We just like to see it with Mike. Trout's I mean go shet was in it and you're familiar with him. Always good father. Dante was a major league baseball player familiar with his dad. Lebatardshow on twitter's how you vote on the polls. What do we have their today's to God? Should the phase of franchise have a recreation or recreation. It says recreation. I it does it does. Should the face of the franchise have a recreation of their face put up with all the retired Jersey. The numbers sixty eight percent of the audience that yes you couldn't figure that one out dominee I'm a blaming anyone. I was explaining what it actually said and I'm putting it squarely on me for not figuring that out so what you need hyphen. Plus it was yes and plus it was my topic. That's on me. I'm not blaming anyone. I mean Jeez. Everyone's so sensitive except except for the person who wrote it. Are you surprised that Stugatz has never had grits sixty four percent of the audience. Said no also. I don't believe I've never go ahead Greg. I don't believe you Mike. I've never had grits. Chances are you're lying every time you open your mouth so I'm just GONNA go ahead and say this one's a lie to a place where you guys want to see a home run Derby. I'm thinking like a volcano who who the Great Pyramids is Brad going to make a big comeback making Dan Stu gods look like fools away away. Fifty eight percent of the audience said yes. So you got Brad Jeopardy Champions Final Brad over householder or Ken Jennings. I'M GONNA keep calling him householder. I'M GONNA keep calling him householder. A Lotta dollars on you. I guess this Mike Ryan really hate to nitpick PROPO- eighty four percent of the audience. The now scrolling up big fat Whiteface podcast broadcast. Scroll it up. Can you give the microphone to someone nicknamed the Glaze at your wedding. And you can't talk enough yesterday yesterday. About one an amazing revelation that was From Curt Menefee. It was not what I was expecting at saying. Yeah Jay Glazer was my best man in the speech ended with. Would they fight at my wedding. That is strong. Eighty three percent of the audience said no what does Matt Rule Look like more football coach. frumpy he is not frumpy. You guys are not seeing Matt rule the way I see that rules. That sweater vest hunting a lot loose loose sweater vest. Eighty six percent of the audience said frumpy it zips up from the sides. Any has it unzipped. Are we still making chats. It's eighty five percent of the audience. Said no are you surprised Tom. Hanks's son has bars. That's shouldn't have been the way that question is asked. It should have been as does Tom. Hanks it's on an bars us. Chester hanks are you blaming someone. Because I'm just saying that we ask the wrong question as a show because that one's ridiculous there is no way Tom. Hanks is kid actually has barred. I've seen him in concert. I can confirm sixty sixty seven percent of the audience. Says they are surprised and Cheddar. Thanks as bars. It is is ridiculous we had sim- bed from the d._M._v.. That's the best we can do. Honestly that and Mark My Matt Role looks like a coach.

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"Friday in the attic. Nothing better than add wilpon today. Let's start with the NFL. Draft and the central issue as people talk about the draft is whereas to are. GonNa go on the get up. Show Mike Tannin bound the former general manager Rex Ryan a former head coach. Both said they'd be reluctant to draft him. Real high. I think Ryan called to and this is a quote the biggest gamble in history. What does it feel like a risk or a lock to take him at number five? Tony? It's still a risk but if you take a number five the team drafting near if it stays there. The Miami Dolphins have three first round draft picks. So it's it's less a gamble because you got to other pigs than goodness knows you need to strike on. Probably both of those and keep people from going crazy if tool winds up on injured list week after week after week but I agreed largely with Rex Ryan and I don't know that I agree with the specific part about the biggest gambling history. I don't care about that but if you've got multiple picks Tony it cushions the fall if you blow it onto if you have one pig high and you blow it onto and you can't recover. That's a whole different argument in a pressure on that. Gm and that staff is enormous. I'm with REX. Ryan three picks taken see. I understand why a coach and general manager would feel this way and they would say we can't get our doctors to examine him. We need to trust some other doctor and we're uncomfortable and that's because they're management but players that go on television players. Say Take Him. They say his accuracy is astonishing and because players have recovered from injuries themselves. They're more inclined to believe that another player. Can we all know doctors? We all quote doctors. I've got a friend check. Max Who's a doctor? He says the ankle surgeries will actually make his ankle stronger. He thinks you come back from a broken hip. He said to take him Mike. In my opinion I think it is risky. But I think he's great. Nate's it worth the risk so I would take him. What about you? Tony players have to be accountable. Players say whatever they want like no. You're not going to get fired. If two is on the injured list like you know three out of four weeks over a period of years so I I agree so thoroughly with Rex Ryan on this if you have multiple swings added tone in that first round to what I find most interesting here is a two is really selling himself to is releasing videos to his doing every interview his family available. He's calling people up. He's in sales mode right now and I sort of like that. I do what happens? The higher you go Tony The higher you go more guaranteed money. I think that's still the case in the NFL. Let's go to Justin Turner of the dodgers for second. He's got this incredible suggestion Tony Fascinating which he made on spectrum sports net and L. A. Wednesday the major league baseball should go to NHL style shootout using homerun Derby after ten innings. And just for this season Tony because he doesn't want to get bogged down and play. You can be playing seventeen inning games. If you've got some double headers and you got a crazy schedule. So again homerun. Derby would replace Long Extra Innings No Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth inning. You like this idea. I do like it. I mean with the caveat that it is just for this year. I think it's a good idea because they're going to be playing when they get back. Virtually every day. You don't want to kill your relief staff. You don't want games like that. I think relief pitchers would sort of like this. Because they'd never get the loss you know if it goes to Homerun Derby. I know it's a gimmick. I know it's stupid but this year I actually think did it could work out. I think Turner suggests three guys batting. I'd cut that down. I wouldn't have more than two but I think that'd be a fun way to decide games as long as it's just this year and no playoffs whatsoever. I'm going to surprise you. I love this and you know. I don't even like Super Derby all that much because it's so repetitive. It's like the dunk contest after a while. But when you use it in this particular way Tony I I love shoot-outs at NHL Games. When I am their regular season games I tend to sort of root for it. If it's close we get to shoot out. I like it so I think it'd be cool by the way I would not use the bull pin guy coming out there with a bag of balls. I would not use. I use the jugs machine. Everything is called jugs right. I'd have the arm out there. The mechanical arm. I'd have the net in front of it like a batting practice and I would use that so every pitch comes in the same. Nobody gets an advance. That's the only tweet but I love this idea. See that's very interesting to me because I think your bullpen guy could become the most important person on your entire staff. If he could groove pitches I also understand by the way why Justin Turner likes this. Because the dodgers they got Mancini and bellinger and bedside they can yeah they can knock it out so if they had a ten man sprint to the finish this way. Great I also like the shootout which is also a gimmick so I do like this. Let us move now. Let me put my glasses on because I call this a will bond special apparently the GM of your Chicago Bears Ryan Pace. We have been at odds with here in the air though. Not as much is the coach but Ryan Pace has announced. There's an open competition at quarterback with the bears the incumbent Mitch Trubisky and now they recently signed nick. Foles wilpon. Do you believe that Mitch Trubisky will be able to keep his job. No because the forces are aligned against him. I mean we're already know. And by the way you should give me some credit on two years ago even in a twelve and four season saying this coach did not want to coach this quarterback because he doesn't want to coast trubisky heels to. He's still wants to coach. Patrick mahomes because he had him for a year in Kansas City before he left to go to Chicago. And now you got the GM the guy who traded heaven and earth. He traded every bear asset. Except for you know Walter Payton and gale Sayers to get trubisky and now he's given up on them so you know the GM Tony GM is a guy who's got hold out for his draft pick right. That's what you would expect. You'd expect for him to get into a fight with coach before he cuts that guy or trade that guy now they both want him out to. Bisky got no shot which is sad to me. I'm GONNA I'm going to refer back to our first story with Mike Tannenbaum and with rex. Ryan the guys whose heads are on the block or GM's and coaches with things like this and they said Chew Bisky was definitely their starter. I don't know a couple of months ago or something like that. They have backed way off that. I think I have a slightly different opinion than you. Because when she bisky had real good season in two thousand eighteen in the bears were were twelve and four he had a rating a very high rating of ninety. Five point four. He had twenty four touchdowns and only twelve picks. He's slid last year. There's no question about that but unlike you I crazy about foles as you are falls as great in Philadelphia what his record is a starter in Philadelphia. It's it's absolutely tremendous. It's like twenty five and thirteen and has got a super bowl win. Something like that right but outside of Philadelphia Mike. He's flopped so I'm not sure that he beats out to Bisky. Unless you're telling me the fix is in and that's what management wants. That's what I'm telling you. I look I liked you on the last person apparently Chicago who lives trubisky. I want too busy to have a fair shot because he was being coached somebody who was interested in coaching him and putting him in a system that was going to take advantage of the things he has. Then he'd have a fair shot he doesn't have a fair shot. Tony it's like Chicago election. This is stacked against trubisky now because of coach coach and the GM has bailed. Okay I mean you're GonNa anger me with this topic because I was going to be day after day after day. Let's go to golf. Something that can soothe both of us. 'cause Golf Week magazine says that the powers that be in the industry are close to unveiling a new schedule that would condense the big events including the masters winding up being played in November. Tony Tell me how you feel about autumn in August. I love the whole idea of it. We have seen it in springtime all the time and how beautiful it is with the Zales. Now you'll see the leaves having turn it'll probably be as it is in the spring the most beautiful place on earth but if. I were the masters I need to take into consideration on a weekend. I'm going to in November. I'm going to bump up against college football and the behemoth of the NFL football on Sunday. So if I am the masters and this is a CBS production. What I'm going to try and do is get the lead to allow me on Sunday. Tab a real early game the way. They allow that to happen for the London Games. Maybe an eleven o'clock eastern start so I can get to the masters by fifteen or two thirty and see what I've got. If my leaderboard is bad maybe the. Nfl trances me. But if I get lucky and Tiger and Phil and Rory on the leader board and people like you and I and we watch this thing we'll stay with it you got to also remember the light fades in November. They I mean they can't go to seven. I don't think no Tony First of all. Don't you play golf on days? Other than Sunday a wait. Let me answer for you. Yes you do. So the master doesn't need to be delayed Thursday through Sunday. They could play it Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday. They could play Thursday Friday and they could go Saturday and share somehow with college football which will gladly move to prime time. You're right about see you gotta end it in like five thirty or six o'clock you can't go to eight which is nearly two so tony. You don't have to play this on the weekend. I think it would be great. And by the way you would keep the Ryder Cup you could have like the US Open or pebble. Warm weather places places in Arizona. I might be able to help be a conduit too so you can move. The golf schedule in ways naturally is not contrived that you cannot necessarily move other sports like baseball when you try to put in sort of a neutral site which to me is awful. That is the most interesting thing you've said in fourth story all week. I have not heard about that. I had not thought that you don't have to end on a Sunday. 'cause I was worried about Kim against the NFL but that yeah they can schedule it whenever they want. That'd be great good for you data from you. I'm GonNa Thank you. Today's horoscope brought to you by GEICO. Today begins journey toward a new aries making smarter healthier decisions for yourself starting with going to GEICO DOT COM and discovering. You could save hundreds of dollars a year on car insurance with GEICO. You will also attend your first fitness Boot Camp. Your journey towards new. You will stumble after your eleventh. Burpee ends with you hyperventilating. In the parking lot. Tomorrow's a new day aries GEICO. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percents or more. Let's do the happiest kids. Let me put on my glasses to read happy. Twenty Eighth Birthday Damian Williams. Patrick mahomes overshadows everybody on the field for the Kansas City chiefs but Damian Williams scored the last two touchdowns against the forty niners in the most recent super bowl. The first one gave the chiefs the lead with two forty four to play the second one sealed the deal with one twelve play Williamson. Seventeen carries one hundred. Four yards four receptions for twenty nine yards in that super bowl along with touchdowns in five previous. Nfl Seasons in Miami. Kansas City Williams had never rushed more than fifty times. But this past season Williams who was undrafted out of Oklahoma in two thousand fourteen. He hit it big. He had one hundred eleven carries in eleven regular season games and forty six carries in three postseason games. He had six touchdowns running and passing in the postseason. Tony just when it seems like the chiefs have already had all the weapons that he needed on offense they get a guy to come out of the shadows which is just just too much to stop and give homes another option and you wonder how effective he is now supposedly those those first couple of seasons because mahomes did vote to devote so much attention as defense to him. That other guys can just go off and do what they want. Happy Anniversary Mario lemieux on this date thirty two years ago. Lemieux won the NHL scoring title. That shouldn't be big news because Lemieux is a hall of fame player but by winning the scoring title luth thwarted Wayne Gretzky's bid for an eighth straight scoring title. Well listen to this. In the twenty one seasons between nineteen eighty one and two thousand one the only players to win the scoring title Gretzky Ten Times Lemieux six times and Yom your Yager five times. That's like in the AFC when the only quarterbacks to go to the Super Bowl for what like ten or twelve straight years were brady manning and Rothlisberger. Nobody is Gretzky but Mario lemieux. He's on the next rung isn't Yes Tony. He he. He is on the next wrong. And I think it's a wrong also that he's by himself. I'm sure people will get mad at me for saying I'm just thinking of this now. Maybe I should say in any way that maybe lemieux Gretzky as Lebron is to Jordan. Maybe there's less distance between Lebron and Jordan but to me Gretzky and Jordan. Each in his own sport by himself. Okay happy trails to jaanus onto to Colombo practicing his shooting on a conference. Call the Milwaukee Bucks or asked if they're players have access to any basketball hoops to practice their shots onto tacoma. When Chris Middleton said they don't have a hoop at their homes or any particular access to a hoop anywhere Middleton said. He thought he might go to a neighbor's house and shoot outside. But he's mostly working out at home and just dribbling the basketball. This is so great. I can imagine people walking around the streets in Milwaukee hoping that onto component middleton are shooting at some who over garage playing horse in a cul de sac. This is tremendous of course because of social distancing you have to watch from far away yet tony. I hope that Janas just leaving out of detail. And he's telling a little FIB and somebody in a local grade. School is opening the gym. Letting Janas go in. If you want to buy himself or someone who can maintain social distancing and rebounding kick the ball back out to him from about fifteen feet because this is not like steph curry who could be rip Van Winkle and go to sleep for twenty years and wake up at shoot it perfectly. Jaanus is just getting that shot so I hope I hope Tony. He's just any still stroking it somewhere. Geico gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven which means that. Geico is always there for you. 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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 179: MLB in Japan?, Manager of the Year Predictions, Home Run Derby Picks

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 179: MLB in Japan?, Manager of the Year Predictions, Home Run Derby Picks

"The Golden State Concept Baseball podcasts. We cover everything major league from spring trees. Susil road seared. Got Your Favorite Club cover from New York to Boston to La. This is the golden state media concepts baseball PODCAST Hello and welcome to another edition of the G. S. MC baseball podcast brought to you by the G. S. M. C. Podcast network as always. I'm your host Kevin Mahal like today is Monday April Thirteenth lucky number thirteen. Hopefully everybody out. There enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend. If you're into celebrating that sort of thing if not hopefully you enjoyed a just a lovely weekend in the month of April wherever you're listening out there but I appreciate you tuning in here today and we got an excellent show lined up for you once again here with the MC baseball podcast the first couple of segments. We got two new reports that came out within the past couple of days since last Thursday when I spoke to you guys previously about potential solutions forgetting major league. Baseball back out there to play as soon as possible. We're going to run through those and give you my thoughts on what could be those outcomes here coming up in the month of May June or July transitioning into segments three and four were can we are going to continue or with our award ceremony and today is the manager of the year talking about the manager of the year's going to be discussing who the favorites are some outside of the box candidates talk about different discussions who I think may steal those awards typically because it's not the same names year-over-year so somebody you're not thinking of right now is GonNa come out and win that award and then wrapping up today's episode. I'M GONNA continue to go through a few of the simulations I know we talked about Strat. O Matic in the past will baseball. Reference is doing a simulation of their own. And I want to compare and contrast the differences to see if You know one one t more than the other here early on as where a couple of weeks and now to these simulations and then finally in the sixth thing I've touched on a couple of times previously about how I think the Homerun Derby could be involved moving forward with Major League Baseball One You know to limit extra innings after twelve innings. Go to a swing off into since recording this here Sunday night the Horse Competition that the NBA is putting on ESPN. Now yes it wasn't the best entertainment but certainly live. Sports live entertainment. I had it on in my at my home on my television. So if the MLB can work some sort of Homerun Derby. I'm GonNa Talk to you guys about who I think would represent every team in the league and then moving forward. I'm going to try to put together a little bit of a bracket and give you guys a simulation on who I think would move on in advance within that but great show jumping right into it right now the first report coming out there and the more outlandish of the two reports this one from Tim Kirk at ESPN. He dropped this little nugget in passing. And it's picked up some steam here online. But Tim talked about how he was communicating with one of his sources within the League one of their representatives and he talks about how they could possibly play Major League baseball this year in Japan. They could not even play in the United States because Japan on the Cova nineteen curve looks to be a head of where the United States is as a whole and possibly not as affected as the US is coming off in. This is because the professional league over there in Japan. It was hoping to come back actually in two weeks here in late April. But it says it's since been pushed back into the month of May now. It looks like the end of May early June. But that's still gonNa be before I I think the opening comes here stateside. So if you're looking at that from a professional level saying okay they're professional league has been doing it and doing it successfully now for the entire month of June. Why don't we just go over? There used the same facilities use the same process that they were using and be able to put on major league baseball. Because we know what they're doing is being effective. They're they're almost the test. Dummies for Major League. Baseball in that right in. What could happen is locally. They could play the Japan the Japanese games or Japan Games at night during prime time. And then put the major league baseball in the morning local time and wherever that may be stateside when it comes to. Tv's maybe they run it on. Replay I don't know how many people are getting up when to watch live games but it could mess with the hours and people are going. You can't do that. It's a major league baseball. You GotTa do that well when you look into some of the logistics involved in one of the past proposals. We've discussed here on. The show talked about quarantining. The players themselves in the state of Arizona near Spring Training Facility or near the city of Phoenix. M The the some of the pushback from the players was no visits from their family no visits from their wives locally some of the phillies guys they talked about how their wives in them are expecting babies during that time and for him not to be at the birth of his or her his child is a no go. That was Zack. Wheeler who came out with that discussion and was basically like I need to be there at. That's GonNa you know not fly with me if we can't see them or a vice versa. So the question I'm asking is if you're a family member of a player or a wife of a player would you rather them be in Arizona and you not be able to see them in person for the next ninety one hundred and twenty days three four months whatever it may be or would you rather be in Japan and be able to join them in person. Yes you'd be in Japan you. You wouldn't speak the language of the country. You would certainly be the minority over there. It's unknown continent country economy. Who knows everything going on with cove in nineteen but you would be able to be there with your family or your spouse and you know thinking if I was a player what would my wife do. Or what would i? What would I want if those were the two options and I would probably much rather go to Japan and have my wife with me or my family with me then go to Arizona and have to face time and be in quarantine twenty four seven and not be able to see them for ninety one hundred twenty days whatever it is getting tested during all of those times so as you continue to break it down it may not be that outlandish of a logistical idea? Obviously have in Major League Baseball which is a US sport. I guess candidates and North American sport really well. They opened up twenty nineteen in Japan last year. So they have interaction with the government in years past they have experienced with performing over there in that country and in relating the hotels. They could stay at how long they'd have to be there. Obviously there would be much much more involved with thirty teams now entering into their economy and trying to figure out how they're going to be involved with local law enforcement all of the above. But if you're sitting here has major league baseball and it gets into the month of May the month of June and you're looking around going. Okay how do we know if this is? GonNa work or not. Well let's take a look at what the Japanese professionals have been doing. Why wouldn't you WANNA do the exact same thing? If it's work to this point I don't think it would be a numbers game where Oh yeah. It only works with the ten fifteen twenty teams that they have over there and the Japanese league but if we add thirty teams with personnel players coaches all of the above from the US. It no longer has the capacity or capability to run clean or without interruption from the corona virus or Cova nineteen. So as as crazy as it sounds it does you know I. It could be the quickest option logistically. I'M NOT GONNA say it's the best option logistically but I'll say it could be the quickest option four major league baseball to get back on the field and that's not even play here in the US as the numbers continue to come out there with the corona virus the US now over half a million five hundred and sixty thousand plus with Just about one hundred ninety thousand of that coming in New York and I believe New York City specifically is now over one hundred thousand cases New Jersey second on the list and a lot of those New Jersey cases originate in Manhattan originate in New York. So almost half of the United States cases coming from Greater New York City then it drops down to Michigan California Massachusetts Pennsylvania Illinois Florida Louisiana. A lot of the hot spots. That are coming up here but if the curve isn't flat name or at least on the decrease another month from now and professional baseball as play being played elsewhere. Live he the major league. Baseball is gonNA think long and hard about trying to get involved with that and trying to get back on the field so they can get those. Tv rights running as soon as possible. But let me know your thoughts out there on possibly playing in China. I don't know how many different facilities they need. How the timing would work. I'll turn of questions but hit us up on twitter. Gsm See Baseball. You can find us out there. We've been picking up our activity on the social media here recently wanting to engage with everybody out there but that wraps up the first segment here talking about possibly having Major League Baseball in Japan when we were going to pause now for a brief word from one of our sisters shows here within the network but when we come back on segment to we're GONNA be talking about the more realistic report that came out a few days back talking about Using spring training as more of a realistic option come the regular season. So sick with us here for just a second. This is the G M C baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I am Kevin Hollick. We'll talk to you soon. This is your ultimate stopper. Everything's for the golden state media concepts or podcast. Should I say more from the NFL MLB THE NBA MMA? All in here come the golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen hello and thank you for listening to the baseball podcast brought to you by the G. S. MC podcast network. I am your host Kevin. Mall like as always. I appreciate your listening today Monday April thirteenth. This episodes being released. I believe it is episode. One seventy nine here of the GS MCC baseball podcast episode. Oh Gosh twelve already for myself. Maybe not maybe ten Ben on it here a few weeks now coming up on a month with everybody listening out there. I appreciate all the positive feedback. We've been getting across the multiple different channels in before we get too far before I forget I wanted to do this off the top of the episode. But I like I talked about on Thursday show. If we get a review. Certainly want to give a shout out on the podcast here last week. It was from Bridge Lynn this week. It is from Pitt P. Itt number one entitled Mahalick Review Five Stars as a Yinzer and for those of you. That don't know again. I'm from outside of Philadelphia but you know have some family in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Maybe this is one of those individuals. Yinzer is somebody who was local to the city of Pittsburgh quote as a Yinzer. I really appreciate Kevin's knowledge of the game and his later segments which are fun and entertaining very easy listen yet informative love his take on the food at PNC park great pickup GS MC exclamation part. So yeah they enjoyed that. Pnc Park. I had it at the top of the list for ballparks I had some food involved and I wanted to check out out there at PNC so they showed up more than once so shoutout to Pitt. Fan Number one who left a five star review in a positive feedback for myself as the host. So I appreciate everybody listening out there. If you WANNA leave a review one-star five stars. Whatever it may be. I'll read it on the podcast here. We'll get it involved in in the first. I talked about Major League Baseball. How they talked about potentially having a season this year in Japan. Well that's been shut down pretty quickly and people think it is quite outrageous to talk about. I mean one of them but one of the other reports that came out this one I believe from Bob Nightingale out of USA Today in Bob's tuned in certainly with Major League Baseball. He's one of the guys on twitter. Who when he tweet something out. Typically is true and not just rumors whether it's Bryce Harper to the phillies or whatever we're following Bob's one of the guys that you have an alert set up for to know when he tweet so you can be the first one to find out. He basically states that they're looking to eliminate the traditional American and National Leagues for Twenty Twenty. And if this were the case they would literally go with this Spring Training Format of Arizona and Florida Leagues because it really is half and half split right down the middle with teams that are in Arizona. Fifteen of them and then fifteen in Florida and then based on your locations within the state of Spring Training they would group together the five closest location so logistically. It would be the least amount of travel you know the least amount of logistics and everything to work out no flying all bussing everything along those lines. But if that's the case I wanted to run through some of these divisions just very quickly here throughout this segment to see if there would be any changes to potential. Playoffs are playoff matchups. Al Nfl style since it would all be jumbled together and that wouldn't matter there'd be no interleague play no crossover. Starting in Florida. It would break down to three divisions the North South in the East is how things are going to go in Florida. I often the north you would have the Philadelphia Phillies The New York Yankees the Toronto Blue Jays the Tigers and the Pittsburgh pirates. And you know they wouldn't be known as that it'd be known as the clearwater phillies the Tampa Yankees and so on but New York Yankees obviously would role in this division. The phillies aren't there yet. But I do think the phillies would see themselves in second place as opposed to the least where I have them. Either third or fourth depending on how things break down as well as the Tigers and pirates to the worst teams in baseball so from affiliate's perspective. I think this would improve their record. The Yankees obviously still taking the division and then the Blue Jays most likely in a little bit of a distant third go into the SOUTH ATLANTA BRAVES BOSTON RED SOX MINNESOTA twins Tampa Bay rays and Baltimore Orioles and ooh that is a tough division. Atlanta's very good Minnesota's very good Tampa Bay his very good Baltimore very much at the bottom. The Red Sox want to be good. I don't think are very good but but certainly an entertaining bunch there and that would be outstanding see braves twins and raise whether they beat up on each other a beat up on the red sox and Orioles to where those two wild card teams leaving the phillies out of it and then in the East you go Astros Cardinals. Mets marlins nationals whole man. That's good stuff. The Houston Astros. I think would win that. Division of nationals are good. The cardinals are good. So when you break it down. I'm going Yankees. Who Man Braves? Over the twins I would think over Tampa. Wow that's a tough one let's go. Let's go Yankees Braves Astros? And then I got the two wildcards as the twins in the race. That means you're cardinals are out your nationals around your phillies are out ultimately then we got the Yankees and the twins the braves and the Astros. I think the astor's beat the braves Yankees Astros Yankees coming out of Florida. Just because I think the Yankees are are really one of the top teams in baseball. But Wow a playoff series not across the board between the braves in the astros would be fantastic twins and raise twins and Yankees yays raise. Yankees phillies twins. Who that would be good stuff coming out of Florida? I'm getting very entertained. You know just thinking about that possibility. Here as we're rolling Florida and Arizona League so let's jump over to Arizona since that would be the you know A. L. N. L. Let's go to Arizona. They're going northeast. West northwest out narrow zone so a little more complicated but northeast division. We got the cubs the giants the diamond backs the rockies and the athletics who the rockies in giants not great diamondbacks kind of middle fiddle athletics. Right above that the cubbies people think they're gonNA be better than they are in my opinion so I think the Oakland A.'s would win that division with the cubs coming in second potentially flirting with a wild card. So that would give Oakland a win the division and potentially not where they're at right now behind. Houston HOUSTON WINS Allen Straight up so in this new case to Oakland gets a division title and a trip to the playoffs. Not Having to deal with that wildcard matchup. Then we go to the West in Arizona. Dodgers Angels White Sox Reds Indians. Who Man. That's a good one to the dodgers cut above. They win that division. But the Indians Angels White Sox and reds I had each and every one of them in that wildcard mix over five hundred mix. I think the white sox could shake it up a little bit this year. I had the white Sox as my surprise team in the Al. The reds is my surprise team in the NFL. They're both now in the same division. The angels made a lot of additions trying to get healthy and Cleveland was still very good. So that would be a very solid west. An excellent battle for the wildcard spot and then rounding out the North West for the Arizona. League would be the brewers padres mariners rangers royals. That's your weakest division. I'm Milwaukee would win that one. In my opinion the Padre Second. The mariners rangers royals all kind of come in behind them. So I would think honestly I would go. Athletics Northeast. Dodgers West brewers northwest with your wildcard a combination of cubs angels White Sox Reds Indians Algo angels reds. And then you're going to get let's see. Reds dodgers dodgers win now and brewers athletics. Let's go brewers. Brewers dodgers dodgers get it and we still have dodgers Yankees ultimately for the World Series and the prize there but man just fascinating to think about some of these divisions like I talked about Astros cardinals nationals and one division braves twins raise and one division Yankees Phillies Hall. Goodness Gracious. That could be a lot of fun if they want to go that route as Major League baseball and they space decide hey. Spring training facilities are our best bet to keep everybody healthy and to keep everything clean as possible Florida and Arizona. Both equally as safe. Let's have one league operate in one spot one league operating another just due to not having thirty in one spot. You know numbers the less number the better. Typically they would be a little bit more spread out if they had two leagues instead of one location. But that could be fun and twenty. Twenty is already going to be known as the season with an asterix one of the craziest seasons that there's ever been so the likes of possibly playing in Japan possibly blowing up the NFL. And just doing Florida and Arizona as we continue on here day by day week by week. The crazy outlandish thoughts we used to have. Don't seem that crazy or outlandish any longer but the second segment here of the GS MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick. We're GONNA pause right now for word from one of our sister shows here within the network but coming back segments three and four. I'm talking about Al and NL managers of the year. Let's round out award season. Hang with us. Everybody tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Now listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. 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Her and our two year old running around at home to cook for usually get together with my aunt uncle. My cousins parents brother sister in law Quite a few you know people gather for the holiday but obviously we. We did it virtually this year we had a zoom virtual meeting that we put together for an hour hour and a half two hours played. Some games tried to keep it. Light tried to keep it entertaining where we're doing whatever we can to get through this time and to stay safe stay home. Help out everybody else by staying home. You know everybody out there. All the healthcare workers doctors everyone on the front line continuing to put their lives on the line as we trudge forward here. Secondly Gabriel Quarantine. I don't know how many days you're on out there. My Wife's counting somewhere around here. I don't know the exact number but we're in twenty s if not the thirties coming up by probably closer to the thirties. And now that we're extending here into the second week of April of what I do think is going to be close to sixty maybe ninety days of what we've had here thus far but I appreciate everybody listening out there if you haven't done so already check out the social media pages GS MCC baseball. We got a facebook page a twitter. Those two seem to get the most engagement out. There were Instagram across the board twitter. Recently we had some engagements with pitching Ninja. I appreciate what he's doing for baseball. Some of the contents continuing to share. Hopefully we can do the same at GSM. See but if you're just joining us the first couple of segments we talked about the MLB possibly plane in Japan if not they could totally disregard American and National Leagues and go Florida and Arizona. Leagues what those would look like. What the outcomes are. Some of those divisions are very intriguing and I honestly wouldn't mind seeing it for a year play out that way but our next couple of segments here starting with segment three we've gone through the MVP. We've gone through the CY young rookie of the year. What else have we done? I can't even remember here but today we're talking manager of the year and we're going to start out in the National League as we always do with these things and last year in twenty nineteen. It was a close race actually in both leagues The top two were very close. There was a bit of a drop off air to number three but in the National League came down to Mike. Shield for the Saint. Louis Cardinals and Craig counsel for the Milwaukee Brewers both out of the NFL central garnering. Now possibilities for this award and the reason it was a little tricky here is because breaking down the votes Craig. Counsel finished second with eighty eight total votes or or points. I guess we should say but had the most first place votes actually went thirteen six and five when it came to one two three and Mike Scheldt S. H. I l. DT. Who Actually won the award for the cardinals with Ninety Five? Total points ten first place votes so three less first place votes but eight. More second place votes than Than Council got so at Council's final eleven. Six five out of seventeen for show fourteen in three ultimately won the total points there with less first place votes and I don't remember that you know going back to twenty nineteen. I don't think we talked about that enough. And if you did here on the pod that was before me so very interesting to see that manager of the year in the NL got less first place votes than council who ultimately finished second but transitioning into twenty twenty giving you guys three name so I think have good odds good potential then. We have the usual suspects and then a long shot or too similar to our rookie of the year breakdown. But some good odds out there the top three number one I have is Joe Girardi. And yes. If you're listening cavill you're Philadelphia. Of course it's going to be Joe Girardi but no I think Joe Girardi nationally with what the phillies have if they make the playoffs and put it together. Joe Girardi is GonNa be looked at as the reason why he really is. He was the biggest addition four. The Philadelphia phillies this off season. You could argue. That Zack. Wheeler was a quality addition. But I would argue with you. That Girardi is a bigger addition. And we'll have a larger effect on the outcome of the phillies season this year. Then Zack Wheeler will going out every fifth day. So he he took off a year last year twenty eighteen worked for. Mlb Network was obviously with the New York Yankees for ten eleven years before that up until twenty seven team would probably still be with the Yankees. Maybe would have won another world series if we weren't banging trash cans back in twenty seventeen. I don't know just say and I think he's one of the top managers and all the baseball. I think he was the biggest edition for the phillies this off season and if they put it together and win ninety games or whatever that ratio turns out to be either win that division or push. Atlanta Joe. Girardi is going to be looked at as the biggest reason. Why you know. They're making that up next up here at number two. I Have David Ross. Yes he's a rookie manager. But I think that works in his favor in this case the Chicago cubs. They've missed out on the POSTSEASON. The last few years after winning the World Series in twenty six team pretty much the same cast of characters Schwarzer Bryant. By as all of the same guys were there. Rizzo in years past and they just needed a new voice from Joe Madden. So they go to a guy that they have played with. Who's now going to be their manager. Which can be a tricky situation going from two superior that quickly for David? Ross but I think he has the talent that charisma and everything else that comes with being a major league manager as well as having a catching background as does Joe Girardi a really excellent understanding and knowledge of the game and what you're trying to accomplish pitch by pitch and if the cubs put it together make a run win the NFL central. They didn't make a ton of additions. They're kind of looked at as possible sellers getting to the deadline. So if they're on the positive side I think David Ross is GonNa get a ton of credit for what goes on in the windy city and the number three one of the most surprising realizations. I had looking back at this was Davy Martinez Washington nationals manager. Nowhere near manager of the year up at the top there. That's because the national sucked for the first. Two months of the season then turned it on and became one of the best teams in all of baseball from May through winning the world series and if they voted on this award after the play Offs Martinez. Absolutely won the award. He was fantastic throughout the postseason. So I think there's going to be residual effect that builds up from year to year where people go shoot. Maybe we should have voted for him last year in the job did get them to a wild card if they're right back there this year in the wildcard or at the top of the Division. We certainly have to make up for our mistake last year and vote for him this year. So I think there's GonNa be a little bit of that leftover taste in voters. You know where they go. Hey if Washington's right there again we better not screw this up another time. We better actually vote for Dave Martinez and get him the award that he deserved most likely last year. So the usual suspects that have been there in years past Dave Roberts L. A. Dodgers top team in the NFL. Years past should be again You know that's why it's tough for him to win the award. Brian SNICKER SNICKER IN ATLANTA. He wanted a couple years ago finished third last year. So he's right there again. Atlanta should win one hundred games. There's no real surprise. Going ON DOWN THERE CRAIG COUNSEL. Finish second the most first place votes if that Milwaukee brewers team with the roster. I basically laid out when I was making predictions. A few weeks back runs out and wins that Central Division. That's going to be another reason to look at Craig that he's getting the best out of everybody and should be favored to be at the top there and then the two long shots. I have number one David Bell with the Cincinnati reds. I called out. Cincinnati being the surprise team in the NFL central for myself this year. So if that's the case obviously David is GonNa get a lot of accolades or recognition for the job. That he's doing there as well as Jason Taylor. San Diego padres. They added Eric Hosmer a few years ago. Then they add Manny Machado. You combine that with TAT. Tease junior and some of the other kids they coming up here and eventually San Diego's going to need to put it together. Well Tanger can do it out there and they can make a run in the West. Stay within striking distance of the dodgers. Maybe make push for the playoffs. You're looking a potential manager of the year candidate right there so in my eyes. Joe Girardi Martinez. Ross your best bets you got the usual suspects snicker in Atlanta Roberts out in L. A. And then the longshots David Bell and Tanger out in San Diego but no odds up there yet if you're looking to make some money at the casino I'm just saying. Keep an eye on some of those individuals and if they started out with high odds you may want to jump on board Joe Girardi with the Phillies of two phillies. Make a push. That's going to be a slam up but that wraps it up another segment here of the MC baseball podcast brought to you by the MC. Podcast network I am Kevin Mallik. We're GONNA pause right now for a word from one of our sisters shows here within the network when we come back on the flip side. We're going to talk. Al Manager of the year here in two thousand twenty one to know the latest and soccer that listen to the golden state media concepts soccer podcast. Mls is the World Cup the Premier League we've got you covered the latest update the hottest matches news on the League's top players. It's the golden state media concepts soccer. Podcast listen hello and welcome back to another edition of the G. S. Mcc BASEBALL. Podcast brought to you by the G. S. M. C. podcast network. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick as low as this is episode. One seventy nine if you've been with US since number one. I appreciate it because I've only joined since number one sixty five sixty seven. I don't know exactly when it was I've been on the with. Gsm see here for about a month now and it's been excellent a whole lot of fun. I appreciate everybody out. There has been listened to the podcast. Who's interacted with us on twitter? Who's like the page on facebook? You guys are the best out there. Leave us a comment. Dm US wherever may be with? Whatever you WanNa talk about discussions Something I said on the pot upset you you disagreed with something I said. Well let me know. Let's go back and forth. I'll give you some airtime if you make a nice point or if you have a question I'll read it on the shell. We'll talk about A. We'll discuss it no matter the team no matter the situation. Whatever may be hit. Us Up via social media. We'd love to get you guys involved yet. Maritime here on the shell so if you're just joining us now last segment I talked about the. Nfl manager of the year candidates last year. How let's see here? Shield won it for the cardinals over council was a tight battle one too well a very similar situation in the American league the top two individuals way ahead of everybody else and that was Rocco Ball Deli ultimately winning the award. He got thirteen first place votes. That's the same amount that Aaron Boone for the New York Yankees got finishing in second place. The difference there was actually with the two three votes. Rocco went thirteen thirteen in too so obviously the majority pal that he was either. First or second. Aaron Boone went thirteen nine and four. So those two individuals that put boone third instead of second cost him. Those points in Rocco Daily won the award for the Minnesota twins who won the American league central instead of the Cleveland Indians for the first time in a number of years there and Rocco did an excellent job because I know individuals who played for Paul Molitor and know what kind of player he was just had trouble managing at the big level specifically within the bullpen usage. And just it was frustrating for more than one individual out there You know with what was going on. So ROCCO COMES. In stabilizes everything wins the division and that puts him certainly in the mix once again this year so similar to the National League. I'll give you guys kind of my top three who I believe. Her are good odds. Maybe not the best bets are the top bets but certainly their team puts it together are going to be in the conversation going to be hard to ignore when you come down the stretch and number one is Joe Mad. Joe Man comes over to the LA angels from the Chicago cubs. He is basically back home he he was in Tampa Bay then Chicago now. He's with the angels where he played as a player for years and spent years in the front office there before getting his shot in Tampa Bay. So he's at home out in La. Mike Trout Shohei ohtani Albert Pool. Hosts you name it. They got they got studs out there in L. A. And if Joe Madden can come in here and push the right buttons in the clubhouse and get this team to make the post season we've talked about it at length him maybe not at length. But we've mentioned it more than once. Mike Trout only has one playoff appearance getting swept in three games and I believe he was one for twelve in those games so if Joe Matt and is the reason Mike Trout can get to play off. Baseball's postseason baseball. It's almost a slam dunk for him to win the award even if they're not even winning the division and they're getting in as a wildcard maybe they make a run. That's where I think. He is certainly at the top with his prestige winning in Chicago. Being the guy to bring it home for the first time in however many years eighty six years. It's just you know Joe is going to get a shot to to get back to the top of the mountain sooner than later speaking again back to the top of the mountain at this next Guy Dusty Baker Houston Astros. Everybody knows what the story line was supposed to be this off-season and coming into twenty twenty with Houston cheating scandal. All of the above. Obviously the corona virus has come in and become the new storyline so dusty can navigate through the cheating scandal and still get Houston to play at a top top level. Win One hundred Plus Games. Still a road loaded roster. It's GonNa be fun to watch it last Hurrah. Obviously in Washington didn't get it done for years and years. Now Dave Martinez comes in here and does get it done so you know bit of a smudge for dusty there. But he's the right guy to lead. Houston he's like a father figure he'll come in he'll settle down that clubhouse he'll get him to play the right way he won't allow that type of quote unquote culture to continue to mitigate itself down there in Houston so dusty Baker at the top of the list. Joe Mad and at the top of the list. The third gentleman I have is Kevin cash for the Tampa Bay rays. He actually finished third with thirty three total points last year. So if they can take down the Yankees Win. The Al East obviously would be a no brainer. In my opinion Kevin Cash. Getting the job done. I just think he's one of the top managers in all of baseball so I put him in here as good value because even if the raise don't win the East I think there's a very solid chance they can see themselves in postseason baseball. Which means that you know the managers pushing all the right buttons again. Because they're not as deeper as talented on paper whereas known. I guess I should say is the Yankees but certainly a solid solid ball club down there in Tampa Bay. The usual suspects. Everybody knows out there. Aaron Boone New York Yankees should be the top team in the American league. They must win. Honored some games dealing with injuries. Here boone can you know right this ship? Get Him to the top of the list. He'll be right there once again. Just like twenty nineteen Rocco Ball Deli Minnesota twins win the AL central lose. Some bring on Josh Donaldson are going to be right there once again. You know favored potentially to win the AL central once again. You know once you're at the top it's hard to stay there so if they put together another solid season another one hundred plus wind campaign. Rocco Deli is going to be in the conversation for manager of the year and then the third guy I have in that list is Terry Francona. Touchstone Rocco Ball Deli. They got it done. They unseeded the the Indians for the first time in years and years. Well if Terry Francona has his way and he can get Cleveland back to the top of the division back into postseason play You know back to where he had them of years past. It's going to be another heck of a job from Terry and he's going to need to be respected and talked about four manager of the year having that type of conversation those are the three biggest and most well known names as well in the American league. The two long shots I have for everybody listening out there. I I have Bob. Melvin out in Oakland. Everybody knows Oakland. Everybody knows moneyball not a lot of talent her. I guess not a Lotta money thrown into that ball club. A ton of talent. All around and Bob Melvin continues to push all the right buttons because they continue to be right there come playoff time if not in the post season for the last five to ten years year after year even with turnover on that team so those of you follow closely out there today as are obviously much higher on Melvin than us here on the East Coast. Who maybe aren't tuning into that. West Coast Ten thirty first pitch between Oakland and who the Seattle Mariners who aren't very good either. But my last long shot as Rick Ren Tara Renteria I believe it is for the Chicago White Sox. Sorry I couldn't read my own handwriting. Here on my notes live podcasting here coming up on midnight eastern night but Rick Renteria for the Chicago White Sox. I keep touching on how this team is the future and the dynasty in the making and if they come a year early that's going to be a big shot for the manager a big feather in his cap trying to get back to the top of the list here so the top three good value bets Joe Madden Dusty Baker Kevin Cash. You got your usual suspects Aaron. Boone Rocco Ball daily Tariff Kona. And then your long shots rick. Renteria Bob Melvin. So keep an eye out here as we start to figure out what the heck the MLB is GonNa do. Based on our first segment could be over in Japan. Based on our second segment could be Florida versus Arizona instead of American and National League but either way You know we may not have an NFL manager of the year. Maybe it's Florida and Arizona. Have to rearrange the list and figure out where everybody would fill if that's the case here but just. Kinda stay in status quo. I'll throw it out there. I think who I think Dusty Baker may win the award if Houston puts it together if not job. Man's a solid bet for the American League winner. Because I think the angels finally make run and finally make the postseason here in twenty twenty but that wraps up the fourth segment of the G. M. C. Baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host. Gave Him Olic as always? I appreciate everybody listening out there. If you haven't done so already check us out on social media twitter facebook follow West comment dam. We'll get you some love here on the podcast. But right now we're GONNA pause for word from one of our sister shows here within the network and then coming back here on segment number five. We're going to discuss some of the differences between these strat o Matic in baseball reference simulations that are currently taking place. Let's see where they agree and disagree so hang with us here for just a second. We'll be right back. 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If he has people around me that explains a little bit about me but if not that makes my lucky number so I'm enjoying the thirteenth of the month here as we continue on our quarantine on are stay at home orders. If you're just joining the show here today I appreciate you tuning in. Follow us on all the social media pages. We've had a great show. Thus far we talked a L L manager of the year we talked about the two most recent reports for Major League Baseball. Getting back on the field whether that's in Japan or the Florida and Arizona Leagues Whatever. It may be well now that we're into segment five here. I think it's time to discuss the update on the simulations that are currently taking place for the twenty twenty season however. We're actually going to add a second simulation that I found now to reference One of them that we've done here in the past by Strat o Matic will continue to reference that as we move forward but I did find that Baseball references using out of the park baseball. Twenty one to simulate the twenty twenty season. And I figured it'd be a little bit more effective with our time to kind of compare and contrast to see what you know. Two different supercomputers think about the same team and if anything really jumps out and regards to a difference on what's been happening so far so starting out team wise in the Al East strat o Matic. They're going Tampa Bay at twelve and four Boston. Ten and seven the Yankees Nine and seven Baltimore seven nine in Toronto. Six and ten baseball reference right there with six and ten seven and nine for Toronto in Baltimore but a little bit of a difference. When it comes to the raise Tampa twelve and four with straddle matic here at baseball reference only seven and nine so early on Tampa not having the same success for baseball reference. So that shows kind of wear again. They're not loaded in in New York is kind of finding their way. Ten and six nine seven they will continue to plug along and they'll be right where they need to be at the end of the season had the American league central. Some discrepancies here in one. Strat O matic. I'm Kinda like no man. I don't know if I'm buying this here. Kansas City eleven and four Cleveland. Eleven six and then Minnesota at seven in Detroit and Chicago White Sox even at four and eleven well. Baseball reference is kind of more with me when it comes to the white sox they got. The White SOx surprise early at eleven and four. They have Cleveland as well at eleven and six. Maybe I'm a little bit low on the Indians. Based on both of these the twins at five and eleven. Wow they really have. The twins fallen back. They have Minnesota at seven and nine. I don't think that computers like they're pitching early on here. When it comes to some of the match ups that will be happening but oh the twins fans Minnesota when not be pleased early on here? So Cleveland seems to both began positive Chicago. That's the type of team they have. They literally could be four and eleven or they could be eleven four. It depends on these kids how they continued to develop how these arms perform right from the jump here in early in the season. Wherever that may be it'll be interesting to watch in Chicago on the American League side the Al West. Let's see Oakland. Eleven and five. They have them at twelve and four. Th Baseball reference Houston nine six eight and seven for Hugh Texas the Rangers and then Seattle at five and twelve Seattle saying in baseball reference. Ten and seven Houston at eight seven. Five hundred kind of out of the gate. They have them at nine and six only one game difference early on but the Oakland athletics getting love here from both computer programs at the first couple of weeks of the season. Very interesting to see if Oakland we'll be able to put it together and Bob Melvin who I mentioned in the American League manager. Talk could could get more chatter transitioning over to the NFL analyst Washington ten in five the only team over five hundred eighty nine for the Atlanta braves and strat O. Matic phillies six and ten looking at the baseball reference. Here the braves eleven and six. Yeah that's what I'm thinking here. I don't see Atlanta stumbling eight. Nine Miami at ten and seven for baseball references certainly a surprise and then the Philadelphia phillies three and thirteen. The worst team in baseball who? I don't think they're the worst team in baseball. I certainly don't think they're the best team in baseball. Six and ten in my opinion was a little bit low to. They're just really. Don't think that pitching staffs going to be able to do anything in the NFL. Lease there and the locals and Philly would be going bananas. If that's certainly where the case Let's see national league central Chicago cubs on Strat? O Matic continue the hot start. Eleven five Saint Louis. Nine and seven Pittsburgh nine seven Milwaukee Cincinnati seven and eight everybody within three and a half games transition over to baseball reference. Not As high on the cubs. That's one way off here. Eleven and five to six and ten the cubbies. I think I see more at six and ten than I do. Eleven five. If you're telling me those are the two options right now. That you're giving me the cardinals. Eleven five the reds ten and five see baseball reference is high on the reds. Just like I was. And then the pirates and brewers nine and seven eight and seven solid comparisons here exactly where they are cross both both feed so the cubs really hit or miss. I think the reds make a push So I think reference is a little bit more of what we're looking at In terms of correctness here and then lastly the NFL West San Diego. Twelve in four with strat o Matic Arizona l. a. At Eight. I was going on there. Let's see baseball reference L. A. Eleven and five yet. That seems a bit more likely than eight. Eight for the best team in the National League. Their Zona diamondbacks eleven and six. And then they have the padres at five and eleven so straddle matic high on San Diego Baseball reference. Not so much and my overall gut. My first instinct here is to care a little bit more about what baseball reference saying. Maybe it's closer greenland with me a little bit more than strat o Matic but Certainly be interesting to see if if this does occur but transitioning into some individuals statistics and individual performances. That are taking place in these simulations. Here let's start at the plate strat o Matic They got Manny Machado. Lighten it up. Four thirty five hitting four thirty five which is obviously why they're at the top of the Division Jimenez for the Chicago. White Sox at four thirty-three Nelson Cruz for Eighteen Lopez for Kansas City at four fourteen in black men at four hundred so one two three four five guys still hitting over four hundred and the strat o matic simulation. Let me get over here to baseball reference. See if I can get a batting average. How many guys only three guys we got doll from Colorado and you are from the Yankees. He's hitting four Miguel and you are and then that rounds out with I just had to go sent sent on Dare Anthony. John Dare for Baltimore. Hidden four hundred. That'd be good for them. Let's go over the home run. See if we can find home. Runs here Jimenez for the White Sox with eight? Trevor Story with eight springer with seven so layer was seventy or was seven. Devers was seven the with baseball reference. Oh we got a nine. We got a leader radius in Cleveland with nine Simeon. Eight out in Oakland. Upton Stanton Davis Gallo and Alvarez in Houston all have seven so eight seems to be the pace currently for individuals. Let's transition over to the mound. Real quick here Strat O Matic looking at era snell down in Tampa point four eight Strasbourg and Washington point eight eight early on Lopez in Minnesota Point. Nine Shoemaker in Toronto won. So that's a that's a few guys under one here with baseball reference. We only got two guys. We Got Free Lynn from Colorado. And then Bryce Wilson. An early surprise at point nine five in the a column with wins. A lot of people have three early on for the lead here Keller and Kansas City for Strat o matic has four so that makes him setting the pace here as well but Yeah that was fun. I enjoyed doing that for you. Guys THE LISTENERS. Out there kind of figuring out which teams are going back and forth very interesting to see the difference is that they have where they were at the Was the white sox. Even the Astros I forget some of the other ones off the top of my head here but it'll be curious because again the white sox could be really good or are they certainly could be really really bad. But they're apps up to fifth segment here of the MC baseball podcast brought to you by the GSM. See podcast network. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick. We're GONNA pause right now for a word from one of our sisters shows here within the network but then we're gonNA finish up today's episode with an excellent segment. I've talked about home. Run derbies in the past will now. I'm going to get into who I think would represent every team in the home. Run Derby I. I'm thinking because we're watching the NBA. Play Horse here on Easter night Sunday night. I'm thinking we could get a homerun. Derby March madness thing going here so hang with me. I'm going to give you guys some names. I think you're going to enjoy it. Are you looking for the very best? Nfl and College Football Podcast. Then check out. 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Homerun derby style three swings five swings thirty seconds. If that's how you WanNa do it if you want to time it because that seems to have gone well for the Homerun Derby style. I think I would love to see Bryce Harper and Pita Lonzo go at five swings apiece. Because we just played thirteen innings of baseball and we don't have a victory at that way. I'm not seeing position. Players Pitch it eliminates that conversation it would just do wonders. You're sitting in the stands. Hey we're going to the twelfth inning. We'll let stick around. Because after this Indian there's the Homerun Derby swing off so even if they don't win it I want to hang around for that. And that way we know when the ending is specifically and not well they could play twenty four innings could be here till tomorrow I. It's just frustrating from a fan perspective that would bring a lot of jump and a lot of energy back to the game and then secondly the NBA is playing horse on. Espn tonight. Has I'm recording this late. Sunday night watching who was chancy billups and trae young going at it in a game. A horse. Well can't we get a Homerun Derby thing going here? You got one pitcher one header. One guy on the camera. One Guy Reporting second guy on the camera if you really WANNA get extravagant. That's five individuals that would needed to be. You know there to record this you get Bryce Harper. His old man. Give Him two minutes. We're going bracket style. I'm thinking I'm onto something here and I'm thinking we're going to try to TAG Major League Baseball. Espn let's see if we can get the ball rolling on this here over the next couple of weeks. You guys can help me out by doing that on. Twitter social media letting them know. Hey I heard this great idea. Let's get this Roland but I'm GONNA go through basically thirty teams and read off who. I think they're representative should be in this homerun derby style march madness and door end of game extra inning home. Run Derby winner. I'm going to somehow figure out how to put these guys in a bracket and discuss what I believe would happen over the next. You know show or two here because I think it's quality conversation but starting off en El East Atlanta. You gotta go. Ronaldo Kuni junior or Freddy Freeman. Who's ever swinging the bat? At the time. Probably a Kunia would be better in this spot. I know freemen's not a big home. Run Guy we saw him in the Derby but MVP tends to you know. Think up the middle of the other way Miami Marlins. Hey Zeus Aguilar. A big boy. He can hit it a long way. He'd win more more of these than I think that would deserve the the marlins overall as a team the mets Pete Alonzo Rookie of the year. We talked about him. The phillies go and Bryce Harper. If he's really really in a Funk. Maybe Reese hoskins steps in there. He's done the Derby in the past Very little effort hit the ball long way. Washington nationals have to go on Soto Electric. He can hit the ball a mile. We saw that in the playoffs last year. He's only getting better. I think he's what nineteen twenty years old now by this point so and central Chicago Cubs Schwarzer by as Rizzo all the options. They got it. It'd be kind of an extra element for the manager to. Hey who's hot who shooting? Nhl Shootout style. Whom I own my lenten. Shoot here. Well you know who's hot? Who's seeing the ball? Well as a Chore Bor CPAP and Everything Up. Maybe we'll go by is the reds gotta go swore as in my opinion. The brewers go Yelich. He's more of a doubles guy. The PIRATES RUN JOSH. Bell out there he had a hell of a first half and twenty nineteen Paul Goldschmidt for the Saint. Louis Cardinals who man. That could be a lot of fun. You know watching Josh Bell on Goldsmith. Go at it to end and then L. Central Game. Nl West diamondbacks. They didn't have great options. But at Escobar. He can pop it so he'd be a solid pick the rockies corey black men but I think it's knowing Aaron Nado the dodgers. This is another one. Who the heck are you running out there? Dave Roberts L. A. Dodgers. Bellinger IS IT Peterson. Is it Muncie bets is it? You know the list goes on and on and that's where again it would be. You know what night is tonight. Oh bellinger Oh for six and Peterson's 4-for-6 run Peterson out there. Mookie betts is seeing the ball well. Two doubles another hardliner. Maybe we'll give the opportunity to pop 'em here. That could be a lot of a lot of fun. San Diego padres you think Haas. Mer Manny Machado tattoos junior if he's really stepped into his own this year. That would be a solid option for them San Francisco giants. Evan Longoria a God who else is out there bolts. I've man I don't know the giants are just not going to be very good. That's where I'm at right now when it comes to the San Francisco giants going over to the American league. The Orioles Renato Nunez. He hit over thirty last year. I think thirty one for the Orioles and obviously a down year surprise me when I was looking at their options. I think he would probably steal a game or two against one of these individuals. If you're the red sox you running now. Jd Martinez with the way their rosters currently made if you're the Yankees another team with options another team that would have to decide who it is John. Carlos Stanton has Aaron. Judge is a Labor Torres. Is it Sanchez behind the dish? You know. That's four options right there and there's others to that could make an argument depending on how their years going at that particular time. So you know you run the wrong guy out. There he throws up zero doesn't win man. You should've went with Stanton. I can't believe you went with judge. It can be an extra conversation that we could eat up here in the media. Tampa Bay either goes. Renfro or meadow was probably meadows in my opinion. Blue Jays. Vlad Guerrero junior who we saw him last year and the home run. Derby not somebody you want to be going up against in the contest like this. That's for sure. The white sox run encarnacion out there now Edwin encarnacion also have Jose. Abreu you as an option. The Indians Fan meal raise he can pop them Carlos Santana potentially but I think race is the guy the Tigers will man. They're like the giants but Jonathan shoop. He would be the best bet for Detroit. The royals can run out. Jorges oh layer. He crushes the baseball. The twins Nelson Cruz. Josh Donaldson Max. Kepler who else do they have the bomber's out there in Minnesota. Pick your poison and that would be a lot of fun. And then rounding out the Yale West the Astros. They probably go your Don Alvarez over The likes of Bregman Potentially even George Springer a true power wise Yordan Alvarez certainly the way to go the angels Mike Trout. He's the no brainer. I know Shohei Otani has light tower power but Mike. Trout would be the move the athletics. Chris Davis Matt Olsen. Righty lefty which ballpark in. That could play into a decision here. Which way do they go? The Mariners Kyle seager and the Rangers. Joey Gallo obviously joey is You know the Quintessential Twenty. Twenty baseball player Hits Two Hundred. But has fifty seven home. Runs one hundred. Rbi's and singles or Dinger for. Joey Gallo. But I'm going to figure out how to put these thirty names into a bracket and then either run a simulation on a video game or on the computer. I'M GONNA figure out how to put something together here to see ultimately who would win a march madness style homerun derby kind of play off between all these contestants. But I mean come on. Just think about it astros angels extra innings. We're getting Alvarez Trout Homerun Derby to see. Wins the game after twelve innings. Because at this point hey just come back tomorrow or bullpens are spent. I'm all for it. I know you're all for it and that's it ladies and gentlemen. I appreciate. 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Make The Call

"Listen up fellas DAX cells built for big and tall guys. Okay. Which means they've got closed built for style built for comfort and festival. Bill, three you get this DSL spent years developing their own sizing patterns, to deliver a great fit every time and every size. And with over one hundred brands DSL, have you looked in great? So head to excel dot com, and check out a store near you, d excel big and tall built three you at DSL dot com. These baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Friday may twenty four two thousand nineteen BUSTER only producer day is Josh macaroni, Josh, you and I have some business to settle. I agree with you BUSTER. Let's get to it, please. All right. So earlier in may. I made a statement that the Milwaukee Bucks would win the NBA championship. You said the Golden State Warriors are win the championship. Now, let's face it doesn't look good for the box adults. They lost game five last night to the Toronto Raptors but we never really settled on a couple of things one what happens if the raptors advanced and the bucks, don't advance and then the warriors beat the raptors what is the result of that, because I think our that was implied that it was more of, of warriors versus raptors. Here's the other question. Now, if the raptors advance and the bucks are not out, and then the warriors lose to the raptors who wins. That, that I asked this really is a series open question. How do we resolve those things? Well, logic would suggest BUSTER, that if you're bucks, don't even make the finals that I win the bet now because I'm a good person and because I liked to do things fairly alcohol you that regardless of the Eastern Conference opponent. The warriors will still have to win now. I'm not telling you that, if the raptors end up beating the warriors that you suddenly have won the bet because you have not. But I'm yeah. But I'm still saying that the warriors will win the title, regardless of opponent. But once the bucks lose to the raptors in either game six or game seven which they will you are eliminated from contention. I'm eliminated from the possibility of winning rides what you're telling correct. But the warriors have to win the title in order to for you to win the bat that is accurate. Okay. And we need. Folks on Twitter to weigh in on this question. What, what is the all the Gatien, and I'm asking this question, earnestly, I'm not trying to get out of it. I basically want to take some direction and Josh you and I agreed on the Milwaukee Brewers cap being a payoff for you. If in fact, the warriors were to win the title, did you see the picture of the London Yankee Red Sox hats? I did. And I think they are glorious looking BUSTER. I think they look really are you going to you're going to have one of those caps, maybe replace the brewers cap or what? Well, no. I, I don't want I already have a brewers hat. I, I don't need a brewers hat. Okay. But yeah, I would certainly take one of those Union Jack Red Sox ads. Yeah. Those are those are sweet. They really I emailed you last night saying, I don't wear Yankees. Red sock cap. I never have since I was a kid. I hated the Yankees as a kid because they beat up on my dodgers in the World Series. And just, you know, the whole Red Sox Yankees vortex. You wanna stay out of that. I don't have a Yankees cap. I don't have a Red Sox cap. Those ones are sweet. They really Don. Seriously thinking about getting those go over to know they really are. And obviously, it's been established on the podcast that I am a Red Sox fan. So I wouldn't wear the Yankees version. But I must say, yeah, I think the Yankees one actually looks better. I think it looks more balanced with the Union Jack in the interlocking N Y. Okay. Would you ask your wife to wear? No. What would you think about your wife, wearing it? I would hate it. I think possibly could be grounds for divorce. Maybe even deployed. Well, we don't want to go down that road. Oh my goodness. All right. Let's gives us a baseball. Let's start with this. Look as g Lido he was the man against the Astros. Two and two. G Alito Lucas has strike out number nine and he's one out away from a complete game. Shutout April fifteenth two thousand sixteen as the last socks complete game shutout. This is in the air, third base side on Cada is underneath and doughnuts on Lucas four nothing. Socks complete game shutout but transformed Lucas jail Lido that voice, of course, Jason Bonetti, NBC sports, Chicago man, a Yuqin shut out the Houston Astros. Would with way that they're rolling that tells you something, by the way, Lucas, g Lido a high school teammate of max freed and Jack flaring of the Saint Louis cardinals. I know this because we got Jack Flaherty on Sunday night baseball when the Atlanta Braves and max. Face off against declaration, the cardinals just to be clear, max rate is not going to pitch. But that, that school those three guys were high school teammates out in California, the Phillies played the cubs and early JT real Mutel got everybody's attention. It'll be struck out his first time that one to well Dato left field for Caterpillar. To the trees water, shut by Jake's real Mutoko, other Phillies, take a four nothing lead on the way to a nine seven victory that the voice of Tom McCarthy on NBC sports, Philadelphia, the raised Indians, one of the most exciting plays in baseball happened in this game two one swing and a fly ball of the cabin. Let's center-field Jason his Martine, and they can't get him or keto come together. And they are down the ball skiffs away to let field care, my around second. He's his way to third. He's gonna be Wave Home. It's going to be an inside the park over a three run Homer and the raise of a six nothing lead. Yeah. From day will six twenty w DA the twins play the angels and the twins. Did what they always do. And that is hit a lot of home runs. Matt Harvey was on the mound early for the angels at second Beguel at Peru's one nothing twins. One out top two and the pitch of last to let feel deep Beckett goes deep it goes gone long. Home run for Jonathon snow, way up into the seats in left travel beyond bold bullpens, and it's wins handled four nothing lead in the second grade. Provost Treasure Island baseball network and the twins just kept on getting home runs even after Matt Harvey was out of the game. Swinging to blast in the center field. That's it. Well goodwin. Going back good. When racing at the wall that is gone. And it's wins Homer again any resort to the trees to the right of dead center field. Fifteen to, to the eight home. Run the eighth home run. That's wins if it today as Eddie homers for the fourteenth time as I may eight final score. They're sixteen to seven after the game, Matt Harvey with a seven point five year a talked about his performance probably one of my worst innings ever. One of my worst starts ever. You know it's, it's frustrating and there's. A lot of this team. And, and the organization is one me to do. And I just haven't been able to do that. And especially today, that was those pretty embarrassing for me. So it was it was a rough one. We'll be talking about Matt Harvey coming up, and what his future looks like the Marlins playing the Tigers in my goodness, right now with the Marlins, you can't stop them. You can only hope to contain them. Here's the pitch. Swing here and a ball drill down that left field line is this, fair or foul, it is going to be up up and away. It is a grand slam for Cooper. How about this show the Marlins put on here in the ninth inning? Dave an hor nine forty WINZ the Marlins win five to two Josh a sentence. I never thought it would have uttered in two thousand nineteen the Marlins have won six straight games. I'll be curious to see where they land in next week's power ten BUSTER, man. They have a chance to pass the nationals in the nationally standings this weekend. Speaking of the National League as the Mets and the nationals play the final game of their four game set on Thursday before the game. The Mets announced the UN assess what is had surgery. He's likely out for the season he broke his ankle in incident that the Mets haven't fully described yet. The Mets also lost Robinson canot to a quad injury. Jeff McNeil to a hamstring injury. They're both on the injured list. Now is this game played out the national head the leads, and then the nationals bullpen came into play? And this happened, here's the pitch. Swing and a drive deep to left center going back a way back. Do you like that? Scopus goes, Steve and the midst with four eight fitting magic have taken a six to four lead. And they win this game six two four how he rose on WCBS. They sweep before game series. We'll be talking about the future of Dave Martinez. The nationals manager coming up with Carl Ravitch the Yankees played the Orioles game as a back and forth affair. The Zadie lead the Orioles came back, and then in the night dinning, the keys loaded the bases because Michael Gibbons the best reliever in the Orioles, have lost the plate and this pick. The Yankees take the lead six to five. And they would win six to five that Ken singleton on the yes network Satterfield team. The day. The game of the day was out in San Francisco. The Atlanta Braves playing the San Francisco, Giants and Austin Riley has greatly improved the Braves since he was called up from the minor leagues about ten days ago, spend doing it. Well in the field and left field. Not his natural position. This one's off his knuckles into left. Riley still come looking for help diving try and he came up with what a catch by Riley, scooped it off the turf that was chip. Gary Fox Sports southeast. The Braves are losing forty two top of the eighth inning. Who's at the plate that guy. Austin riley. Hi fly. Ball launch deep lifts centerfield Riley has taken a deep. Love home run for Riley. That again ship Carey so is four two four. The two teams played in extra innings. This is what happened in the top of the thirteenth, use the to pitch to Riley line base. Right field line chasing it down as the quarter into scores swamps in and the drought has ended on a rocket down the right field line by Austin, Riley. What a to strike approach with, with the pitch barreled and got the Braves in front five to four. The thirteenth Jim pal. Six eighty the fan, the life of Reilly continues, he has transformed the Atlanta lineup. He's been terrific as mentioned. We're going to be doing a lot with the Braves on Sunday baseball. When they play the Saint Louis cardinals talking a lot about Austin, Riley, who after that great performance on Thursday, spoke with Fox Sports, south. Means a lot. I mean you know to, to do that, especially with, you know, some of the, the Braves have come through here, Chipper Jones, all those guys, you know, it just, you know, special, and, you know, tribes soak it all in face them, two nights ago. I believe and started me out. I think it went three sliders in a row. Then come back with the fast ball. I just told myself, you know, not going to be laid on the fast ball, you got down to found off a slider. And then, you know, was able to catch up ninety seven in, you know got you know, I was telling myself because I was sitting on a pitch. I was I even backed off the plane, and I was like I can't hit it. And sites are was looking at some video, and he said, I'm just swinging over the top of China. Honestly, uppercut it and, you know is able to the actually through fastened. My hit was a fast ball sized kinda thankfully through through festival along gaming Rondo talking about man were tired. But you know bullpen was outstanding. You know, every everyone they relied out and, you know, it's expected of them because the arms are there and they're that good. Coming up a great conversation with Bob Kendrick, the president of the negro leagues museum about the great outpouring of response that happened after a case of vandalism at his museum last June. We're also be talking with Jake Kaplan athletic about the best team in baseball. Let's get you it. It's the Rabbie tray with Carl Ravitch. Colorado. So's the baseball tonight, play by play man for ESPN joins us via the shell Pennzoil performance line. Where's the Rabbie train going this weekend? Carl grabby crave. Busy Memorial Day weekend. We got a graduation, that barest which were all excited about on Saturday, Sunday a little studio baseball tonight leading into your game. Monday Fenway park for eastern time. The Morial day, the train is rolling the big time on one of the great one of the great holidays for what it represents, as well as the symbolic kicking off of summer. We, we have played so many baseball games had called so many games BUSTER, that felt like it was the middle of November that I'm excited about having some warmer weather than, of course, celebrating our heroes on this Memorial Day. It's a good weekend in no question about it looks like we're gonna have great weather, and I thought that the other day when you had the the cubs game. And it looked like it was about thirty degrees. And I was thinking that you needed to put ten. Kirk tin inside the heater. Right. I mean, sometimes you put blankets on it, but the other day when it was that cold in Chicago and looking at the play I thought, Mike, Tim must be miserable. He wasn't pleased. But I will say this to the credit of our great crew, and we have a great crew, because part of it is like babysitting for us, especially Tim. They had a heater underneath the the table there. So it was relatively warm in the bizarre part of that game was the next day. It was eighty one degrees. So we went from two eighty one. Welcome to may in northeast and the midwest. All right. So I think you'll appreciate this player. Superstition is always a concern for people who do interviews like yourself like me yesterday. We interviewed Josh bell at ten fifteen in the morning. Okay. And the pirates scheduled for twelve thirty start ginger damage to the pirates squeezes in a week in which Josh bell is getting a lot of attention. And as you know, when you do that sort of situation, you don't necessarily root for a team. But Mandy root for players. I was saying, I really hope Josh bell has a good day, and this is what happened in their game yesterday. Okay. The Senator Kerry. Jim. Homers again. Even count, unless he hits it like out of the ballpark, that AT and T sports that the pirates television network. Yeah. So the next time it request comes in for Josh bell become on the podcast. I don't know means superstitious or not Karl in the back of his mind. Is gonna think yeah. The last time I talked to BUSTER I hit a home run afterwards. So that increases our chances. We talked yesterday Carl onto pod with him about the homerun derby. And he was very respectful of the process. He talked about how he's focused on yesterday's game, but he also said, you know, that, that sounds interesting. And this year you'll be the host of the homerun derby, again. And I think we're reached that time of the calendar, where we start to think about that. Josh bell? Absolutely would have to be one of the guys get an invite. Yes. Yeah. You know the grid part of the call. The guy had there on the radio was the idea that it was hit. And he said, okay. And then he's like, carrying carrying and bell has that extra Kerry. It's unlike the pitcher that, that people say, well, the perception, is it picks up speed when it gets the home Nells homers keep flying, and they sort of added another thirty to forty feet of what you'd expect it off the bat. I think Josh bell would be great candidate. I think people like Josh bell and Michael Chavis. You know, to me, the homerun derby, has relied press wise me, so on the stab names, but I think the homeland derby would benefit by a real good mix. And I think Bill, given that he plays in Pittsburgh, given the year these other would be an ideal candidate to go along with one or two or three of the established guys. But this game is so young now I'd love to see some of the young budding superstars in the in the homerun derby, I think it would be great. And belt. He you know, his he hits the majestic homers, he hits the high, you know, the far will add, he'll get the bonus time. Yeah. I think he'd be a great cat of it. But I also I lost her because of what you did yesterday. Josh bell may call you every day. Now you made. There you go. I'll give you some names. And see if we're thinking along the same lines about the potential homerun derby field. I think automatic invites go out to guys like might tragedy. Martinez Nolan are not. Oh. And in all likelihood, those guys will turn it down because that's kind of what they've done in the past. I think he'd be creek if you if you're if you have to be, but you gotta have Aaron judge on the list. I know he's I it's never to happen, but he needs to at least invited to every every homerun derby. Right, exactly. As John Carlos Stanton the same thing, you invite him to everyone, you invite Brice Horford, everyone is going to turn it down as well, Christian yelich, he has to get invite this year. I would hope that he would accept how cool would that be after the conversation you had, and I had with him a few years ago in Marlins camp when he was talking about twenty home runs like it was the most unreachable thing ever. And now he's one of baseball's best home run hitters, George Springer. The Astros would be a great one Cody Bellinger, obviously with this, first half, you'd be terrific. And you you mentioned some of the young guys. Let me throw. Some other names that you sort of off the beaten path Pete Alonso, the midst, he would be a blast in a homerun derby. Great Ronald the Kuni junior of the Braves. He'd be the little guy with a huge power that everyone would be excited to watch Joey Gallo, look, we've been talking about him forever. He would be a lot of fun. And how about Austin Riley, like coming into the big leagues right away reminding everybody of Troy gloss, glosses, big hulking, eventually, it'll be third baseman for them. He's been playing left field later but this guy hits the ball so far. He's already got five home runs in the big leagues. You like my list. I love your list. I again, I would put Michael shavers on it. Yeah. We see the Mets Yankees and Red Sox every night. All he does is really hit homers. He's got a tailor-made swing for a homerun derby. He'd be another name to go with those. I think you're right about Alonzo, and how much he would embrace it all you remember that conversation, by the way. It Marlins camp about yellow because that was when Stanton was there and Dee Gordon was there and Stanton. And Dee Gordon stood next to each other and one will look like a match like live like the match thing you used to use to delay candle. And the, the other one looked like the Eiffel tower and yell, it's sort of like closer to the match than he was the Eiffel tower. And he's always got that, that attitude in that look about. He just woke up. He always says the just woke up look about them. And yet, he, he is turned into an absolute terrific power hitter. So, yeah, that's it's a very, it's a very good list that you have and Gallo name has come up, historically forever. I think we have Joey Galloway assumption is if he's healthy either Santana or Ramirez. We'll do it from Cleveland. I'd love to see Linda do it, but I doubt that they'll let him do it, depending on where they are. And I think this season. You have to have one of the twins in there. You know. And I I'm not sure which one of the twins but they all hit homers two now and I think you probably need a twin in there. Yeah. It's funny you say that because I actually went through the list of twins, you know, potentially CJ krone might be a guy that you would take a look at maybe Eddie resort area would be taken guy guy. You take a look at Nelson Cruz potentially mighty mad. Yeah. And you're right. Because the twins are absolutely killing it. And I think to you. He just want guys who you know, are going to have fun with it. Which is why Pete Alonso. You know he'd be like a ten year old and a wiffle ball game. Just bouncing around getting fired up. Oh, Christian yelich would have a great sense. George Springer whatever great time with that. I think Cody Bellinger, I kind of wonder what his his attitude would beat toward that given how he's done so well in the first half staying with his approach that might be a case, where the player said, you know what I'm going good. I'll just I'll stay with four any guests four and he, he didn't have a great deal of success. I the the beauty of the Springer is that you then bring all the other Astros, because all that they interact with each other into it. So that means bregman involved with it. Vern Lander Astros. Yeah. That, that, that's a big part of it is their level of Volvo with all right. Josh before it gets to one other name. I wanted to bring up, you get any other names. You wanna throw in there, too. I think you guys have covered it. Josh bell, obviously, is is a man for me. Yup. Yeah. Especially with all the home runs hit into the Allegheny. His biggest problem would be home runs. Go so high and so far that he would lose time on the clock. Waiting for them to come down. Okay. So a few years ago, the hot and heavy conversation about the derby, was whether or not to have a pitchers derby, you and I would agree. That's never going to happen there, probably know pitcher would ever have it. But yesterday I was listening to the Braves game on radio Jim pal and Joe Simpson. We're talking about how before the game Madison. Bumgarner was out there taking batting practice and they said he was just killing it. And look over the next two months Madison Bumgarner is going to be one of the most talked about players in baseball because he's going to be traded before the July thirty first deadline. I think that's pretty clear and he's said into free agency and again, I always get back to why not it would be something that we would all be interested to see he would be really into it. I, I strongly suspect that if the giants had reservations before about letting them participate now for hand would say. Say Zaidi, who's head of baseball ops would probably say white. My number one trade chip is going to be in the home run dirty or wants to be in home. And every forget it I still love to see it Carl. Yeah. I hear ya. I'd love to see. It's funny because I before you before you ran off on medicine Bumgarner dialogue here. I was going to cut you off and say every year you fall in the Madison Bumgarner sword. But you haven't brought him up and I figured just out of deference to his inquiry on it had gotten off that train but, but you feel right back on that sort, again, Bumgarner would be cool just see yesterday. The Joe Madden pinch Tyler chat wouldn't today, basically after the game said he, he might continue to do that because he takes legitimate swings to me. That's a separate kind of competition, the pitchers involved in a homerun derby, but yeah. And Bumgarner is just so big, and so strong. It'd be fun to watch all the time. Yeah. And we got this great tweet when I sent out the question about the derby this morning. Excuse me. I've mispronounce his name show. Sh others Kleinman tweeted at us and said he nominates the Orioles pitching staff to be on the other side of this. What do you think for the homerun derby? That that was. All right. I'm sure you, did you watch some of the yes, you're is you watch some of the outfielders for the Orioles after a ball when over the center field wall. They just would collapse against the wall as if to suggest, you know, uncle can we just stop the madness here? This is depressing. Yeah. It's depressing. And we only have four more months ago on maybe three years after that, as long as we're going negative. Let's talk about the nationals day Martinez. Yesterday's the nationals bullpen blew another game. This is what happened give a listen after how Kendrick argued about a check swing. He was elected from the game. The day Martinez came out of the nationals dugout. And there goes the skipper. Get your money's worth now Davey. There goes tap after kicks dirt on home plate. And he pursues, Bruce Dreckman. Just ask for help. It's always asking is ask for some help down there. Gucci Palumbo coming down the line. A lot of frustration right there in the NAT skip reconsidered understandably. Yeah. So that was Bob carpenter. Santangelo describing day Martinez. He covered up home plate. Kick dirt on own played. He threw his hat the whole thing. Curl. I was watching this live. And I thought he came out of the dugout with the way, the nationals are going, you know they get swept by the Mets and a four game series. I thought for sure he was going to get a jetted. It was going to be like, you know what? I'm just going to let them have it. And Dave Martinez is you. And I know is probably the most positive person you ever want to meet in your life. But even for him at this point, it's got to be like, are you kidding me? And there's all this conversation about whether or not, he's going to get fired Thomas Boswell, the columnist for the Washington Post wrote the other day that, you know what he's a terrific person. But he really shouldn't be a manager in, in Tom's opinion. I don't know what that would solve. I get it. I get it. It's kind like with Mickey Callaway yours. Yeah. Let's do managers bringing creek Kimber with them in a variety of other bullpen arms, not a manager issue. I mean they historically loss games here with the bullpen construction that they have and to his credit to his dying credit. He continues to say I think we have the people here. We just gotta find the right ones. But yeah, it, it clearly is, is apparent that he's not going to be one of the right ones to make those decisions. And to me, the question, then becomes, you know, whether it's just him that goes, or is the ownership group willing to knowledge that as, as Mike Rizzo has built this team into the power that they are. They've, they've not been able to take that next step. And here's another season in which I think today, you can say feels like they ain't gonna take that next step again. And you know, that's really to me where this conversation goes, because I think everybody acknowledges, this is not a managerial alone issue. No. And you. Reference, the bullpen Paulin bikinis Ford this number from the last sports bureau. The nationals ERA for the rotation to this point is three point eight nine. They're both penny area seven point zero two, which would be the second worst since nineteen twenty that difference between the rotation area and the bullpen area of three point one three is the largest fifty games since the nineteen fifty to Philadelphia Lennox. That's how bad this bullpen is. And as you say, that's, that's not a day, Martinez thing. But we've reached the stage where I think you and I would agree, whatever happens. We wouldn't be surprised if there was a change of some kind today, we wouldn't be surprised not at all Finn. Look, you know, the ironic part is gut through them. They played the Mets in the midst, of course, we're in a situation where it felt like prior to Brody coming out and saying, you know, Mickey's our guy that one of those two managers were going to go, and now it's the Marlins that they get and you look at the Marlins JIRA. It all of a sudden they're playing well, so Mattingly, this is not another one of those will at some point, both managers are going to be on a real hot seat. That's the division that those guys are in. It's ironic that those two Calloway and Davey were the ones whose were sort of circling around there as who's going to get fired. I and now it appears as if Calloway is, is very safe. And we haven't seen that type of public approval for Martinez from the nuts. It is long as you're going down the negative path. Let's talk about Matt Harvey after historic yesterday in which the twins. Absolutely hammered, and Brad offices manager was asking answering questions about whether or not he's going to stay in the rotation. He's got a seven point five O E, R A in ten starts. He's got a whip of one point five two hembo set along these numbers about how he just absolutely lacks a put away pitch this year in two strike counts. Coral in two thousand in nineteen opponents have to seventy seven batting average a nine forty nine Opie s that's more than double the opium against Matt Harvey in the first seven years of his career, four fifty four and two strikes situations because he used to be the guy who when you got the two strikes. You're dead, Matt Harvey would finish hitters better than any other pitcher. And he's thirty years old Carl, and you're sitting there asking the question is this it like is he done and you and I talked this spring a couple times about these, these contracts that young players are taking. Because they wanna make sure they get paid in some way. Well, Matt Harvey's a cautionary tale because five years ago he was the guy everybody wanted. And now we're wondering if he is a role in major league baseball and move forward. Very fair very, very fair and look, we operate in a results oriented business. If if the numbers say one thing and the results say another, you can have a discussion in his case the results and the numbers both tell you that things have the arrow pointing down and, and he's not alone. I mean there are a bunch of teams that are questioning whether their starting pitchers should stay in rotations. He's, he's the headliner on a team that's probably played a little bit above. It's skis. And I think that's that adds to the, the frustration with, you know, his inability to, to perform, so, yeah, I you know, I it just doesn't feel like I think the difference is when you have these young guys they can either be sent down to work on things or you give them the benefit of the doubt. When you're. Matt Harvey's age the experience. He has, it's, it's very difficult to come up with a new trick. You know. So it's very hard to turn the page on consistently bad performances with regards to the numbers, you're putting up. I would agree unfortunately because I he was when he was good as fun to watch as any pitcher in baseball. No doubt about it. And, you know, every winter, a deal goes down where you get a bunch of text from executives who are not involved saying, what, what were, they thinking a couple of winters ago with the winter meetings when the Rockies gave in Desmond five years, and seventy million dollars. That was the response when the Mets made that huge Robinson canot trade and gave up to top one hundred prospects got a lot of what were they thinking, and I gotta tell you when the angels gave Matt Harvey that eleven million dollars in one year. I got a lot of sex people saying what in the world were. They thinking Carl have a great weekend. Thank you very much. We'll talk to you Sunday night. That conversation was brought to you by Pennzoil. The first synthetic motor oil made from natural gas. The proof is in the Pennzoil. 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E R, ZipRecruiter dot com slash BUSTER. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. It's time for some inside heat on baseball tonight. Jake Kaplan covers the Houston Astros for the athletic and Jake. Let's start with this, or get the question of whether this year's team will win the title, a separate question in terms of affected this in your eyes to date or the two thousand nine nineteen Astros better than the team that won the World Series in two thousand seventeen. I think so. You know, the offense you know to, to, to think that it could be better than twenty seventeen is seems like a stretch, but it might be I think Michael Brantley hot that big of an impact on in the middle of their lineup. Yeah. I think there's a there's a, there's a decent chance. It is. I mean, I think last year's team was was probably better overall based on the rotation strength even though their offense regress. So right now, I would say, yes, and then they're certainly on a pace to win more games than they didn't twenty seventeen. And it seems like a part of that is the fact that Carlos Correa moving a lot better than he did last year. Do you see the same thing? Yeah, his swing looks a lot better. You know, he's, he's already hit as many if not more balls a hundred and ten miles an hour off the bat, then he did all last year. The back issue obviously sapped a lot of his his rotational ability and strength last year. And he's he looks back to being the player that you saw the first top twenty seventeen before he he, he suffered the injury that year. So haven't him in the fourth and fifth hole right behind Brownlee has been a big win for them as well. So what are the ways that you feel like Brantley has helped the team? Well on the field, obviously having the left handed bat in there. They, they got really right handed last year in their lineup. Especially when Josh Radic regressed and Brian McCann regressed and got injured so having that left handed badges, you know, makes it that much more balanced than you have Alex bregman and Michael Bramley back to back to the best contacted or is in the game back to back up. That's really difficult for the opposing pitcher. And in the clubhouse, it seems like he's fit right in, especially with, you know, helping out George Springer in terms of funding routine, and the day to day stuff, sprinters talked a lot about how much friendlies already helped him in that respect. So, you know, he's been a I don't know. It's underrated because everyone seems to recognize it, but he's been a huge addition for this team. So we've seen the last couple of summers. Jeff Luneau has been a big game hunter. Her when it comes to trade market. And we're coming up on that conversation as we get into June and July a couple years ago, the Astros, and I understand it's not only Jeff, it's also owner Jim crane, and other folks in the organization volved that conversation about Justin Burland or last year. They talked about possibly Quiring Bryce Harper before the nationals pulled back on that conversation from the outside looking in it feels like that the area potential area of need the most and this could change with injuries would be starting pitching. Do you see them again going after, you know, a big name one of the best guys in the marketplace? Yeah, if there's one of elible, I do agree with you. I think starting pitching is the biggest area they could stand up great as they kind of look to improve the roster for a potential playoff series. If you got us number three starter there behind Justin Verlinsky, Garrett Cole push Wade Miley. Or Brad peacock that four spot and the other other guys the bullpen. I think that's the biggest where they could strengthen the roster. I it's just a matter of who and I'm not sure, you know, if that caliber of, of Justin Verlander, guys out there this trade season but you know, they have plenty of ammo in their farm system to trade from, and I expect that, they'd explore, you know, all those possibilities as they emerge, and probably the most intriguing possibility would be if the Astros are the team to make a deal with the Cleveland Indians for Trevor power because of all the history that you have there. Do you. I mean look we saw last year. Jeff did not shy away from adding Roberto as soon a- it at time when no other teams were willing to take them on. Would he actually think consider adding Trevor Bowers too much there? I don't know that can interesting one. You know, I think that at least consider it right? I mean he's back good of a picture, and actually Brent Strom. The actress pitching coach is known Bauer for a long time back from their days at the Texas baseball ranch. So be an interesting possibility if, if it was viable there might there might be too much there in the in the back of background. But I don't know that that's an interesting hypothetical. All right. Forty five seconds left eye earlier in the year when I was around the dodgers, it's clear that team has a big chip on a shoulder losing the World Series two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen and there is a lot of motivation in that clubhouse. What's your sense of that with the Astros after they weren't able to go back to back last year? Yeah. I think even last year it was still there. You know, I think part of it is they, they have a bunch of guys who weren't on that twenty seven team who were core parts of this team like Garrett Cole and Michael Brantley those guys have never won World Series. So I think that, that helps kind of keep that fire going, and these and these players also just, you know, they they've felt that sensation. Once they, they wanna win again last year. I think it was the injuries just mounted on them, and they they their offense regressed they, they didn't have the same offense at that your before, but this year, especially if they add a another starter trade deadline, I think they seem they seem plenty hungry to get back there. Well, as you know, Jake is you get asked the same question. I do who do you root for. I always say roof for interesting stories, and the most interesting outcome at the trade deadline would be Trevor Bauer to the Astros. That's what I'm rooting for. I don't know about you. Thanks for doing this. Thanks buster. Are you a big guy fed up with clothes that don't fit? Here's a tip head to d- XL, anyone can make a bigger shirt, but DSL makes clothes that actually fit. It's all they do want to know their secret. Okay. They've spent years developing their own sizing patterns to make sure it's a comfortable fit every time and every size. Good luck finding that anywhere else. So head to d- XL dot com and check out a store near you, d excelled big and tall built for you at DSL dot com. Baseball tonight weekend warrior. Bob Kendrick is the president of the negro leagues. Baseball museum in Kansas City, Bob, how you doing today? Booked up to a great man. Thanks so much for having me on the show. Absolutely always love talking with you. All right. I wanted to get John because we're, we're coming up to the to the one year anniversary of the negro leagues museum being a target of vandalism that happened on June twenty second two thousand eighteen take us back to that day, if he can about how you heard the news. And, and what exactly the damage was. God to play at an early morning around of golf and was that one of my favorite breakfast by eating some breakfast with my coupley, Dr Raymond dies will come and say, man, you gotta get down here in a hurry. The buckle. Neil center is flooding and BUSTER, that time we didn't know exactly what was going on. We just knew that, that was what all over the place. And so, by the time I got there, it was the aftermath, and so they had called a fire department in and you know kudos to the fire department who came in and found a water shut off valve and turn it off, and then they were literally in they're trying to squeeze you all of this massive amount of water that had guiding into the building. And the building that was speaking of is the former Pacelle YMCA, which we've designated as the home of the buckle Neil education and research center, and for those who will be listening, the YMCA Priscilla, why MTA is the birthplace of the negro leagues. That's where the leaks were formed in nineteen twenty we started restoring that. Abandoned building historic landmark, and so when I get there is the after man. And it was really only until we started to explore the building that we finally realized that this wasn't just flooding that the building had been vandalized that someone that very Stephanie got into the building cut a main line waterpipe turned the water off, then cut the pie turned water back on and intentionally flooded to building. And so I think at that point my heart just sank into my stomach. You know, I tell people all the time had it been just an accident. We would have had the same amount of damage that we occurred, but knowing that it was done very maliciously and deliberately hurt even more. And at that point buck the United way to white flag, man. You read to give up old people, and, you know, you can't give up old people if anything that I ever learned being around buckle Neil for so many years. You can't give up on people. But at that point in time, I read the weighted right? Flank, you know, you're just saying that people will do some despicable things who in the world would want wanna hurt this building that the community was so excited about the effort that the museum put into it to save it. And so, and that's when we saw this incredible outpouring star to occur. And so, and I want to get to that in a moment. I wanna ask you first off what have we learned about possibly the person or persons responsible for this not only for this, but that happened the vandalism at the museum happened just a month after. A police believe that there was a fire set intentionally at the homosexual page. Yeah. People, I think, if an eerie coincidence, 'cause I don't think that you had anything connected, but it is just that a very Erie coincidence, that two of the most renowned names and black baseball, and particularly at release to Kansas City black baseball history. Both had something with the names associated to it vandalize in this case Arsim at the former home of the legendary LeRoy satchel page. And then the flooding damage to the buckle Neil education and research center. And again, I don't think that they were connected. But again very Irie coincidence, and to this point, we've not learned very much about either. I'm not sure we gonna have a find out who did these despicable things to those two historic landmarks, and truthfully bus, I've kind of moved away from trying to figure out who did it and why they did it to just trying to get into a mode of resolution. Let's get it fixed and move on because I think what we have to do. And this is something that you kinda. Of hopefully embraces that you cannot allow the hater to win. And I think that's the spirit in which we've kind of kind of looked at this, and the resolve that we have, and I think giving us even greater resolve to make sure that we get this building finished, and that buckle Neal's dream will certainly be fulfill, and that was the most important thing to him outside of building the current negro leagues baseball museum where we are. He wanted to have that education research center built in his memory because education was always at the forefront of his coexistence. And so we're determined even more. So now to make sure that hits his dream becomes a reality. I thought of you and I thought of that, vandalism actually when we saw the fire in France, with, with Notre Dom recently. Because you mentioned that sick feeling in your stomach of all my God, because no matter to some degree, no matter what you do. They're going to be things that are lost that you're not going to be able to get back. What were some of those things at that time for you? Fortunately, fortunately, FIS very fortunately FIS, the buck O'Neil Senate where they still developing center, so beyond just some of the infrastructure that was no artifacts memorabilia, anything like that. And the building, thank goodness. So we didn't have any of those kinds of laws. It was just more structural laws. But we had taken, and if you're familiar with ole YMCA's, they all had the gymnasium in, and then they had to track that ran around the top of the gymnasium as a matter of fact, you couldn't shoot a jump shot from the corner, because the track was through lower overhead, forget, everything straight away. Well, we had taken that. Oh, gymnasium BUSTER and turn it into one of the most elegant events basis anywhere in the city and, and for all of that word was destroyed. I mean, we're talking about this beautiful custom parquet flooring would have imagined the Boston Garden where you walked in just absolutely gorgeous. And as negative can say when. I walked in that building and seeing all that water on that custom parking. Oh my goodness. One of the one of the reporters say, well, you know, you taking it pretty good. I say you don't understand. I've crying on his side. I'm. Smiling outwardly. Keeping his optimistic outlook on his side, I cry because I knew that custom floor was going to be destroyed. Any was. And so we got a care of everything that was had been done and redo it again. And so that always, you know that, that hurts. But again, the pain has been lessened by, again, to support of so many people that from across the country, who heard about this, and wanted to try and eat a little bit of that pain and angst for us here at the movies baseball museum. Yeah. Let's get to that good stuff. Okay. Tell me about that response. And if you can't because as a lot of times donors, they'll give things they don't want people to know. Some, some people, I'm hoping to do give you things that you're able to talk about specifically about the donations in the aftermath of this. Yeah, it was incredible. Because as I was probably it was probably one of the lowest point in both my professional impersonal career here at the negro leagues baseball museum. I don't know if I felt anywheres perhaps outside the date at my different buckle. Neil did not get voted into the national baseball hall of fame. It was a similar kind of Philly. And when you fill your lowest, and as I said, you're ready to give up on people what happens people step up to the plate, and they stepped up in wage, which just renewed spirit in mankind, because all of these people, very Seth Asli from around the country started an outpouring of donations to the museum. And you know what BUSTER, it didn't even mad at what the amount of money was because what we were literally kids raising funds to send to the museum and you had individuals who just felt so compelled and at that point in time we weren't even asking. For the support because we're still trying to wrap our arms around everything that happened. But people felt so compelled by this that they just started sending in contributions, and, like I say, even more than the amount of money, and we're talking several hundred thousand dollars that were raised by the time you factor in the support of major league baseball who is so very generous and the players association of entities around the country. We're talking several hundred thousand dollars that were raised to help offset the damage to this building. It just renewed your spirit in people, and your belief in people, and it was something that we are ready new deliberate. Buckle Neal was so beautifully and elegantly say that people will do bad things, and good people will fix them. And the good people snapped up to help fix them. But even more importantly, for me lifted not only master, but I think in the spirit of entire group of us who apart of this organization and, like, I say it. It's made a big, and even deeper. Now to resolve so great to make sure again at the hater does not get the last word this building will be done in the spirit of buckle. Neil, and so many others will benefit from it as a result of, but it does not happen without the good wheel of so many people the majority of them, we've never met before, many of them have never stepped foot inside as museum. They just understand how important these things are so that we can continue to help educate people about the richness and the history of the negro leagues and what it meant both on and off the field. And so it was just overwhelming the support was overwhelming. I'm still overwhelmed by the outpouring of love that we got from so many people around the country. If our listeners one some of our listeners wanted to, to help out how would they do that? No, they could go online to it. L B, M dot com. They will baseball him dot com. There are places that you can donate, if you're so inclined and certainly those contributions are always welcome and needed, as we are now in that cleanup phase for the building. We have a goal to have that building open by February thirteenth twenty twenty and that Busta will mock the actual one hundred anniversary of the founding of the negro leagues in that very building. How poetic would that be? Wow. Have a ceremonial circumstance in the very building which rube foster formed, amigo leave here in Kansas City in nineteen twenty on that actual date to have the buckle meal education and research center, opened in some capacity and a ceremonial event there one hundred years later and that's our goal. And we're working. Diligently to, to make that happen. And thanks to so many who have supported this, and others who may consider supporting this, and our friends at major league Baseball Players Association and the city of Kansas City, Missouri, who have been tremendous partners through this entire ordeal. Let's make that happen. Bob, I've really appreciate your time. And I'm so glad that, you know, I mean buck O'Neil resonates his words, resonate even after something awful like that happened. Yeah. No dispute of buckets deal very much alive and well and, you know, I know you had not notebook and for those who didn't get kids book, you know, his spirit is still playing here. The legacy of buckle Neal is alive and well here at the Middle East baseball museum. He's one of the most incredible people ever had an opportunity to make great baseball player. But an even greater human being fully cheer tweets. All right. Bus your let's go into the holiday weekend with some good Bleacher tweets. We got this one from cross fit school of sweat. He's at school of sweat says, if things progress as they have to this point, who's going to win American League rookie of the year will Vladimir Guerrero junior. Get the votes based on all the high peace add over the past couple of seasons or will Michael Chaveas get the credit that he's earned. Well, Michael J is certainly going to get the credit that he's earned. But in the end, it'll be bled junior last nine games hitting three oh, six three fifty nine base percentage, five homers and thirty nine plate appearances. Now, e you wonder sort of the impact of playing on a bad team. And that's what the Blue Jays or this year. There's actually good and bad to that on a daily basis. I think there's more energy, if you plan on a good team. But Josh I've seen this place before where a good hitter on a bad team that's getting blown out day after day, the opposing pitcher and manager like just Rama heater. Yeah. Like just Roma fastball. He and because of that you see the players get opportunities to do damage in one-sided games. And I think the Blue Jays are going to be in a few those and Vlad junior will do damage. That's interesting. And you mentioned the bad team versus good team. Dilemma, I feel like in terms of perception when it comes to voting on stuff like this, a lot of times we've seen with the trout argument is he really the MVP, if the angel stink, I feel like that's less of a factor for rookie of the year. Than it is for 'em. VP. Would you agree? Yeah. I would agree with that, for sure. No, no no doubt about it. I think it's an open editing. And in fact, I don't think raiders really care that much about it. All it can be like an extra Chit like if you had a young ace pitcher, leading a staff that makes the playoffs that could be a plus. But I agree with the generally. It doesn't apply Rena at Rena banana says out of the teams that are likely not in playoff contention, which one is your favorite to watch and why angels trout like all every night. I'll spend the spend two and angels game on television to see trout's at bats because he's fun to watch best one to follow those the Mets because of the soap opera. I mean it's you can't take your eyes off it Brock Hoover, at smooth who've says are the royals along just a little bit of pitching away from being a playoff contender. Or am I just a salty cardinal fan after watching a couple of games with the D H Brock? I did think they're putting some stuff together. When you look at the guys in the top five. Spots are likely that, you know, that, that looks like a core of guys kind of, like, what when they put the Ha's Moore's Staka says, and those guys together you could see that coming together for the royals, but they need a lot of pitching, not a little bit. Yeah. David Cooper, at D underscored coops underscore seven says the Rockies are struggling in a similar way to the Mets with veterans such as Chris, I Etta, hitting about two forty five in Desmond around two thirty, Mark Reynolds right around the Mendoza line of two hundred and Daniel Murphy below that at about one ninety with these results. Will we see the end of contenders? Acquiring veterans know we're going to see a lot of good veterans on the move before the July thirty first deadline. But you're right about the Rockies with some of the guys that they invested not pay off. And we set it. I remember that the moment that he and Desmond when you heard about that deal, five year, seventy million dollars. People were texting me with other teams going. What are they thinking? They were just surprised. And that's deal hasn't worked out Danny Murphy was hurt early this year. So. You give that more time. And you hope that he bounces back. More Reynolds is kind of a hot and cold guy, and remember, they're not paying him a lot of money. But to this point you right. The Rockies have not gotten the production, they may have been -ticipant and finally, this from Tyler Greenall at Greenall Tyler we got into it with Carl about the nationals, and Dave Martinez. But Tyler says it even fair for the nets to fire Davey. It's not like he put this joke of a bullpen together. Now, it's not fair. But what did they say about what life is not fair BUSTER? You took the words right out of my mouth. That's what I was going to say that, that, that's exactly right. Life is not fair. And it's, it's the way of the world. Also the way of the world to have a long weekend here BUSTER. We will talk to you again on Tuesday. And when we do, so we will need your Bleacher tweets. So get them in using the hashtag Bleacher tweets. Yeah. Memorial Day for me. I'm my son is going to be a band in a Memorial Day parade. Something that was really important to my mom is a kids go out and put flags in front of headstones and cemetery just. It's an important day to think about people who lost their lives in the service of this country. And that's awesome. Not all kidding aside. Hats off. That's that's really cool. That, that you guys are doing that. Yeah. So that the definitely lined up for Monday when I get back from Saint Louis, and what about you just taking a long weekend and doing some stuff. But obviously in my mind going to be thinking about what the holiday is really about in. It's not just about picnics and barbecues, there's some real meaning to it as well. And going to keep that in mind, and I think about Jerry Coleman every time the former Padres broadcaster, he's one of two major leaguers, who served as a flyer in both wars, the other was Ted Williams. And, and I was around Jerry so many times when people would come up to him and said, it would tell him, you know, thanks for being a hero. And he would always say time and time and time again. I'm not the hero. The heroes of the, those poor guys, this poor people who lost their lives in service of the country having great weekend. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball tell forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout, all podcasts at ESPN dot com slash pod center. Baseball tonight, the podcast.

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The Yardwork: Ep 152: All-Star Break

The Yardwork

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The Yardwork: Ep 152: All-Star Break

"What's up guys looking back yard work i'm hills your gender i got my guy corey back on the show what's going on boys bandy yo yo what's going on i think it's been a it's been a little bit of time since we've had you got back on the show had i think last time we were talking about brawls tillery arms down the stairs it's just it's it's actually pretty funny 'cause it's better since then has a title something we talk about tonight does we have a good a good show come you got it took about like a week offers so 'cause we were exploding wisconsin a little bit of time off we were back full force now we got a big episode the homerun derby coming tomorrow a monday night and the all star game a the following day i think there's gonna be up tonight a this is like seventh it is sunday nights and i think republican ivy lane at episode just for some you guys in the west coast i could hear the rest of our guys tomorrow just i want this out before the homerun derby begins but yeah like collide 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derby got as much a pure power is anyone in this whole thing i hope i hope zero home runs yeah he's the worst performances ever seen a two year old runs through me on pete alonzo and if he wins he's a given like five percent percent till like charity guy oh yeah oh yeah i'm such a i forgot i did see that you know and i know the whole way of i'm i'm the worst ashley opie when when i think he's a pretty far yeah but it's not my winner but i'll wait till you guys talk announce my winter a oh i would say ice throughout much of big mets fan of jimmy bantering but now a hearing that i mean i mean the guy win number of great at it yeah he's a good guy with a guy who's good hitter good energy and they already today yeah robin lost one of the lone bright spots on the mets this year man in jersey throwing chairs and meeting too busy mickey callaway jason what do you think they're even bad i like talking like that like like he's like the area like every other don't hit me that frees you gets tossed and then areas like i'm gonna dentures skill yeah but i did the right thing okay that news gulf guy vargas is top ten worst haircuts of all time yeah right behind course yeah right guard i go to element vargas like the post game interviews he's wearing his land i like it off my screen phone give but guy that thing we talk about in the home run derby two names that really comes to mind vlad guerrero junior alex bregman and bring okay the reason why i think about these two guys because i can't hate on vlad on vlad junior met i mean he's been all these kind of a slow start think everyone thought he'd be a little bit better at this point right tasting i can't i can't hate on the guy me were pretty much the same age few months older than me we'd be in the same grade and a guy sam you're talking about based when he's out there playing so i gotta gotta give respect there so i'm i'm burn through lie guerrero junior to wendy all the excuse me the homerun derby i gotta say alex bregman men i'm going i'm going to be underdog my leaders with him as you guys know we've had his house made blair back until their struggle on the show and even got the pleasure meet his little brother aj so i mean it's i'm i'm pretty much just a of like a brother now the regular rather regular wasn't even a home run derby last year he lost on the last and i think like what like the the fence around run right i just i know is i know last year but yeah i i think those videos of a last name vlada just like crazy hounds i sound like so effortless he's like barely it in seattle and even even even feasible yeah stand you don't junior rights yeah yeah you're also like forty five seconds later you're like a boom so i think my pick would have to go to a guy's got off to a crazy easy start it'll be playing on tuesday night as well josh bell i think josh bell is like a really good hitter i don't know if i'd say like he had the most like raw power in this but like i don't know man i love seeing him hitting home runs like he wanted to like the allegheny river see rent to drink third i believe he's ranked thirtieth 'cause i know shatman now takes over i mean that is that is why vlad is not a bad gotta be gotta be like come on christian yelich boat and then you're gonna tap out i think i i honestly i over yellow anyway but the thing is live a better life and if you give the young guys some confidence oh my the eight pizza one and then he's like all right i'm feeling and like the cameras are gonna be on a couple of years ago when up sanchez beep statements the first around in miami yeah yeah yeah well too bad so sanctions in eight see their sanchez with each yes that's ridiculous and then got a crazy another round but you get past or you don't see a comedy show who had the bore hey there's another homer this year that year miami they chose born you got carlos santana i think it's like a sneaky pick the like you've got the hometown behind you definitely does how he's gonna have the crowd behind there is you guys one gun owners they normally like try to do it that way yeah but i like i kinda like santana though i i like santana i think he's i think it's kind of a beast one thing i think it's gonna be like pretty like weird sex con artists thinking about like you gotta belgians a switch hitter and you got tired of the switch it around the world you're gonna go left wasn't said where he wasn't was it said tat either electing the ballpark wasn't santana trader the mariners this off season and then to the phillies just traded back into you know he's he's sign with the phillies will have meddling i believe we went to the mariners and the cigar a trade trade like just feel like what he never play the game was either team that we played all season last year last year yes you'll be never played the mariners never played the mariners guy he signed with the trailers mariners traded to the mariners oddly reagents dressing and just to get locked in for you know another guy muniz koon man i mean gallon by the way i forgot i think he's going i think it's a coup and you're peterson right now he right on ron you're pregnant i think peterson as bell right now coon has bill he has no no you go creators highlight reitman yeah all right my word jocks five so the watch until you along to new hall first match up zone there just confusing that is true we ice are going from five up and then correlation yeah you're gonna chime in at one i think a coup and you know i love that slips i do crews have so much swags he here's a guy like if i ever and i met a coup near the only thing i would just do i i would have the price like a purpose had four people at the sweetest has not yet not yet like like so he's like one of those guys that she wants to make sure your phone yeah yeah as also the type a guy that just wants to make his cars sweet practice week oh definitely skill guys we have a man in his house spry soto to trust is brian somebody sneakers angle now i wanna make his mind you the eight year hundred mill we get that contract yeah they corners you gotta keep grinding nice round podcast will get their man thank you for like the way i'm thinking about that you know like let's in pockets does get that right i'm the boss side do i find myself today we use on yours i know i guess i mean you could get one of those like big checks i remember like happy gilmore he's like yeah this isn't like like twenty third place and he's like you got any of those big checks like i need the money you like that one scene where he's at the all the checks in the bay area that could be you every week you could sign yourself you're on check yeah i wouldn't think of suddenly weapon got only thirty six four more days off you try out you know i think well there's more more days oh gosh so classic yeah that's all the time when we talk about how dare you kinda finished home run derby now she's gonna say my pick oh yeah well i always like cory cory according to his pick you they're gonna lead jr over alonzo in the final see like i think that blad juniors got a great chance but i'm not gonna go i can't double double you want bregman but you're talking up flash like i gotta go a little bit of a sleeper also think you know now bregman before seeing the homerun derby and i was the force in the bw be wiffle ball homerun derby and a i one at a show that is only six participants there was also there were only sex i was the force bregman the foresee and bregman is my guy maybe i can give some of willpower over him and he could absolutely slap some of those balls out of the park in cleveland yeah the doubt beyeler if you're listening listening to this you still gonna strike this guy out on three pitches when i when i the strike him out oh even water hey i'm not a pitcher in yeah wbz i know my arm is shot around my cheesy wiffle ball anymore has to be but i i know the question my lower back in town shot if you guys are listening you guys that'd be thrown out the pitches bragman you guys on thrown out the pitch is going to be a little bit upset and to you guys are gonna have asking why he'd pick you guys throwing punches 'cause that's what we need to see you guys on the tv or i need to see guys with the gator eight and the town yeah now you need to get over there yeah i don't care that that job deserve to like ten twelve year olds i need you the bump postal it'll push like who would you be like like like like like like when like fields fernandez was relatively it is only got like a kid like i dunno like pushing with somebody who's at the derby to which yeah it's like one of their friends like if it was always like big papi called everyone here yeah yeah but like go for the bobby yeah for big sending prayers have added now that kinda sick going into your start game i mean you're winner last year the homer ain't gonna be any all star game rob harbor eleven the hunter one dirty last year not eating oh i don't know if not confused with the j robinson canola when the mvp last year and he was like oh is he like god board last second home run no idea i think it was the garo i don't think we've come a long time ago early overwhelming konare on creating fallen he wants he wants he wants all star game mvp a pretty short with the mariners like it wasn't last year before we are you wasting time looking around thinking out loud would appeal shot i said i i don't know man i know the derby in two thousand i'm not gonna go back up going up going up do come on it wouldn't be saying it's like you know i mean he's kind of like you know twenty seventeen twenty seventeen yes it was last year two years ago last year though last year i remember cigar hitting a home run you won the mvp last year a a washington who is pregnant drag man was it it has been bragging officer that my boy bragman i'll tell you i'm bregman brother now on check yeah i'm pretty positive it was 'cause he hit i was alex bregman hit a home run i'm brother hit a home run in all those in extra innings you don't do i just i i had some of those guys listen he meant i hope they're not like she's not bregman brother how they're like yeah he's a writer bragman rather maybe you should get a shirt made up i know all you guys should all get like shirts made up like bregman brother and like bregman space on the front and then you're real name on the back or it'll be bragging brother number one of the brothers numbers to say hey if i make topple hundred i'll be proud i'll be bregman brother number sixty four and i'll be like eighty one of four for a guys like like you were saying a power when you start feeling my job samaras so i said going into the all star game let's do it all right i know you had a lot to say both you guys in our pre show just kind of listening you guys kind of had some moments where you guys were either shocked like kinda disgusted by their all star game so i'm gonna let you guys yeah i mean yes i don't love the idea of this fan voting like i think some guys who deserve it i don't like any of the definitely don't like i mean i'm gonna be a little bit of all famer here but i know i know she does nothing to withstand vote oh well this first one has to offend voting fact that gleyber torres they're not a new deal all star game scottsdale discussing like that it's terrible the fact that the yankees had two all star game starters and they buy for one of the most over achieving teams of all the injuries that they've had is horrendous i mean you could literally take the entire field form in the starting lineup i don't even think that many people would even yeah no i mean deep dd oh yeah not even dd 'cause you could put towards stops yeah i mean he was a document voyeur first nfl live third i mean yeah i don't think i shall i maybe not that bad but like again homer love the guy ended up paying out of venos he's been besides i think it was won't take up against the mets he's been really good under two we are right it just doesn't make sense to me her like have you over mateen who's one of the best american league and you have like like how do you not have so many guys who are also don't seem like i get it like the yankees they read so much depth the outfield is in replace much like joe judge stay like you can't give though like yeah understand that i had like the outfit everyone been like shaking around like frazier taught me whatever but infielders man have just been so dominant man that is no way that like boy shouldn't have been and also no way that gleyber torres she got added in yeah like i think that's crazy like expand that should be helping their case when you're looking at their numbers and they don't even have a judge and i'm like look if they did this without protection like how could i get my guy dimicco her mind is ten into what i mean like it's like a two point five oh you're right but they just got bumped a little bit but like how he so you guys like sonny gray lose five and five we raised cry like a million could be success in the national league yeah i mean so we're just letting anyone that's true man livingston aka tobacco is like stunt getting up three point gray who knew that he made it out why would it be to knock over i mean like maybe we just missing maybe her mind or you guys looking at the roster away her mom now am i wasn't any yankees have fought they originally had three guys and then they got too bad that they got to knock and tours doesn't makes sense when you look at it like team's gonna win the world series like you're such a good indication by the all star game like twenty sixteen the cubs had the whole entire in that way now israelis though the twenty seventeen you as i don't know reading what we get out to very rare springer springer like there's more guys got the hat it'd be more like i feel like i feel like they're high school probably i think i even the past couple of years though they actions have been berlin berlin i think verlander was still at tiger at that time but he asked the deadline but still yeah i feel like i feel like those real good even the dodgers like this year after they have a ton of guys they've they've three pitchers kershaw bueller in rye you yeah those three starter and they have melander ballenger who else and guys max muncie oh yeah they like i dunno i don't know the new goes underwrite i do not believe you're only overdue roommate nah i do not believe producer made it i know muncie months he was definitely obviously you said bellenger course yeah no butter the beef stew on yeah three starting pitchers river hat wherever happened to a cory seager corio who no i i don't i directing a huge year a union absolute piece last year he got hurt and yet you're just been like and you know you know what never really never really liked who and justin turner not trade turner trait nasty i'm there i kinda like i never liked her late night against the guy i think he's a little bit i think there is so much hype and like everyone's or just kinda like a next year breakout it's like like this guy gives you the way he is everyone selenium with like if you're like any other player i feel like they're they're come a time where like it's like you times all by clint frazier man forty i could do everything and he got sent down in aaa and i get it the yankees and their staff by the trade turner man chris underage and they're like who cares what's it called might be a pot i dunno he's kind of us know about it on the nationals vaccine playing like some good boiling like wants soto one soto i learned early on andre fifteen home runs through one soto victor oladipo geyser kind of be i know they pulled a red dome andy all star team yeah i mean it's it's crazy if you're thinking about even though they lost harper i mean i know i'm going down a different path now like yeah but i'm gonna more like harper and machado didn't make the all star team but my boy dj lemay you know even michael brantley did the border skip over that kind of michael brantley not yankee but i mean dj lemay hugh has been on real yeah you as you're three but i gotta i gotta say though and like i i wanna say you gotta say you guys just like i'm still the yankees man you're still upset they missed them not upset but like i'm so glad that we tried you know what i'm saying i tell you if you would have aimed to the yankees and like let's say and they were somewhere else i don't know if i'd be like we could have may you i think there'll be like at least we have machado yeah that is i honestly i it's like i feel like i feel like i feel like i feel like yeah i feel like lemay hugh is just such a great elected jen in like a pile of dirt but like manny machado i'd still be so happy i maybe that'll be a the knicks striking out like kevin the rat but julius randle he lied no word yet fed let's hold off on the upstart still upset i'm sorry coordinates fan and i'm from brooklyn every bit of brooklyn you're life i had been brooklyn but i've been a fan since new jersey even worse it is the worst i'm sorry to new jersey eighty eight right now summer summer league will take that and then they win the summit yeah but that's like that's like do you never wanna hear teams you gooden pre season that is shots that no you don't really care do that when the lions on foreign oh and free season owen nineteen streak yeah i would not teach gee i got you yeah you never want you don't want a man it's just bad bad bad it always happens i remember the dolphins one year therefore no it'd be great and they start going three knows like like it's happened a rough and we gotta talk about a guy jeff mcneil yeah can't even ninety second baseman with new york leading second base as ashley kinda i mean right now on the menu he's got like four i don't give i don't give maybe like i'm a mets fans always gas up jeff mcneil pete alonzo but those two guys could play some ball the thing is though i met some leeway man 'cause it's been forever since they go through the ball yeah you got me for a long one thing i do find did this thing about the mets is like some of their like guys who've come up like they come up like a lot leader and i know you don't want the college for three years and even when he's gotta be on what he's what twenty four twentyfive jeff mcneil wani seven yeah driving the ground gender ramos you've really though i know we switch positions but like the shores of right yeah originally order that but like i think it's just crazy to see how the guys like in other organizations like the yankees are like brought up like toys that twenty twenty there's one raves they've got like a kunia yeah i'll be exact like it's crazy how bees i got no i don't think he's i don't think you need to know him now because all what's his name the other guy he's not a second stock is it's kind of like yeah like it's all about like guys who can do this crazy story adam jones with the draft is like a like a pitcher shortstops pitcher shortstop that he was like i wanna play everyday supplement shortstop and then he ended up just eventually switching the center because you see a lot of middle infielder switch the center just because the usual most athletic guys you just thrown out there an i q like all right like yeah i wanna play play miss outplay everyday guy like aaa and then obviously when the mariners brought a mob views and outfielder and they got traded to a baltimore man he would adams rose one of my favorite players of all time may give you everything about doing is just so sweet zona diamondbacks now i'm yeah he's such a piece adam adam jones this year we wasn't any live for opening day cause yankees orioles an early announcers say the first time in ten years adam jones's starting in centerfield on opening day man he he is such a beast like i don't think he's a hall of famer just because we can't let everyone out yeah yeah oh you know what i'm saying he's gonna go into that tier of like the nick polo but like just lays current guy had a goal like he he he's definitely part of v i mean bug morose had a ton of great so tough guy like rifkin frank robinson brooks robinson the library but like yeah married but i i definitely think that he's gonna have is i think ten will be retired and a lot more if they if they start going like the warriors overtime everybody andre iguodala now i know this is a different sport but andre iguodala played six games numbered years fatina he came off the bench in five of the six year okay but what about what about the ranking number entirely only two years writing average through his team did he averaged ten points a game where it's like one point lincoln initially in his golden state career he did have that many points finals that's the only thing he has that like you all know guy like steph and clay will have the numbers you're talking about this is that just even kevin durant just for his greatness manic it's like when you look back in a couple of years will a bronze number get retired at me but also i have to say i do think i think it will actually but i do think jones does the number of tired because not only was she ten straight years is you're everyday center fielder and he was five time all star add a couple of gold gloves in there but you also have the most home runs in camden yards every one forty two are really it's not it's not gleyber torres down kids maybe maybe eventually he's i mean he's obviously done enough in that uniform at the ballpark to really solidify fighters like a part of like a bunch of good orioles teams like they were never like they could never get over the hump like chris davis machado but like they were always there they've been good they really tried to like they were not they will play like they made the playoffs they they just couldn't get everyone's one year where they were it was like them in toronto in toronto one trump disney lcs and eventually lost but i mean over toronto called hey good runs but auriol's won't be good for the next seventy three years yeah this year that team on the blue he i want name that many players and i never wanna see another canadian team in americans out or nomad i gotta tell you i'm steven ice dna saying reno a good for toronto thank you for being the rafter a word but don't freak in win our sports again man at a whole back so hard 'cause last episode joe montana heresy on the show and he was in toronto when the guy destroying data's videos for sure like you had no destroying got one point five mill subscribers as sad toronto is like is like such a let city i'm just sitting there like i'm sure it is 'cause i mean not wanna see them celebrating when it should have been in america true but if they're gonna bring another moment like the two i think one of my all time favorite moments and bill saying i'm gonna say say shoots ads in states g l d s thursday nobody notices ryan renault now nineteen eightythree off even i wasn't i know i know saying they'll have it will replace consumer jose bautista home run and then odour oh i'm like now it's funny i'm not gonna lie that body but oh my god i just like i have that call ingrained in my head man that whole inning like an just makes a couple of errors and then i don't get the answers now texas texas yeah no the real often forget the rangers lost to world series in a row and it was like all there is that one inning were like andrews in belcher i just could not make a clean play yeah yeah that would also like what about went on david free david freeze in game six of twenty eleven they blew deep freeze david freeze it's a two run triple rena tied and then when did it in the bottom of the eleven and then they win game seven like the rangers were a team that we just sold close man enough to have them necessarily down they got one but i'm just saying yankees i here we are at a scene who would you rather win the world series cord yankees and phillies yankees thanks man scillies i'm not i'm not a hater phillies and the braves the braves yeah i i would go with i like the braves you mentioned right there kind of cool they are they are cool but they got cool yeah austin and riley most that guy knew i could get robbed yesterday like a logical that could be it could be a couple of days ago but yeah he's a good hitter yeah no i you know i said man did not like the new hatcher fourth of july really i remember being a kid i i always had a yankee will amend the thing is though it's like fourth of july man like i said i'm a big america guy love my country but i i gotta see some more stuff man we really do more than like like a little like little hat man i dunno we got like paint the field like the sort of the strike do like i got hired or alfie like we're lucky to be free in just get a play every day it's like i wish do more of what you did a little third is on hand man still uses the same thing every year yeah okay and like that man i i don't i don't like when a lot of like like these you know like the the major the major sports leagues in near north america do sometimes like even think about like october is breast cancer awareness like yeah the nfl give these players a bunch of stuff to where instead of spending money on the pink stuff why don't they just donate your money or right the breast cancer research europe language like you said why don't you actually get like i'm sure these players will go out and buy pink wristband paul george upper millions of dollars a year i'm sure they will all still get their arms sarno why these nfl just doesn't give their money so i don't know why you know like you you demo be why they don't you know paint the fuel get better heads give my like the wounded warrior project stuff like that now you're and let me kind staying on this thing for honoring a i remember i said something pre show about mike trout yeah that i really hope mike trout wears number forty five thursday trout's like the class act and i'll say to like i dunno if you'll do it because like it might you might think it like george much attention to him but i really hope that he does on the other hand do 'cause you know you work last year players weekend he wore said eight dot cox actresses brother little brother in law who died so or maybe you maybe have skaggs on the back many jack's when he's when that we've got something yeah like i dunno he's a class on class hokum i want something done it's incredible there's never been any like blemish on mike trout's career ever static he is no perfect book men in the baseball world mike trout is pretty damn close like even like derek jeter like long dark you but like even like his his woman he's dating joy like that we are like mike trout married the same very when i went and like the jeeter like iran beef yeah yeah the dna you're i'd be like i think that's the real story yeah i've called the podcast is gonna walk away from cable got up before for icing getting drink carla murray i wasn't parched where we were students get the arizona that girl palmer that arizona tomorrow to their one of their representative start way back in base you you've been abusive he had he wasn't always like wait thirty days starting at second base he spent a lotta time in the center of this year to make plays he plays every play those short i think it's not an oil short but you know what i mean yeah i mean i know you know middle infielders pretty much interchangeable changeable but yeah there is a first series really taking time center i think we saw a lot of decorum and they throw yeah yeah like you were saying earlier in desert or like schwartz second in center i like very energy yeah position and like dude i think he'd desmond disguise skies went all over the place you shortstop like seventy out any names the outfield thursday as back in center right sites and apps and i know i'm gonna hit island kevin even sound like the nationals you like he would be great but like windows defender but you know he's he's a beast when will further he's the only player i think to have an all star game at an infield and outfield spy ellie a i could be the or like these you know very adamant company idea but also though he went from outfield fields and the rangers center ranger then we got signed by the rockies was at first base now he's back in center and guy like doll and black mirror now the corner outfield and yet to also say two guys who would be centerfield well maybe not dumb blackman and who's been in centerfield his whole career you know anything about black men is his he has not too good of an r s t a week arm or you also remember that time easy spiked the ball on the ground oh yeah i remember ice on the ground trouble releasing the oh man that guy's point is the guy hated released from the start this year man i gotta stars one player of the month of june with his buddy dj lemay hugh for the buddy at all in alabama roxy i know if you're so sweet seeing dj and american and it does yeah t shirt jersey whatever and it's gonna be good and also guys you guys now meant to matters and i just don't know how to madison gets no i think he's the best shortstop in baseball i really do i don't know and the question i'm going i know i know it's tough this better than that lindores but it just wasn't like listen i i'm such a big win lindores my second favorite player i love lynn door i think it's sweet it'd be there cleveland and like i want they have that also game like you know first that i want to be all famer wants to be like a great shortstop downtime my kids about but like you gotta remember he missed the first month and a little bit of the year like i i just don't know it's like like kept the cleveland indians allied right and we're like i feel like it like anderson i could be wrong pressure has a higher batting average or or i understand at least came went off to and extremely hot start yeah and like he's still in good it's not like the guys really slowed up a ton of injuries stiller i i actually haven't checked the especially with the white sox a guy like abbreviate like but also the thing is though at the time all star voting june second there is no doubt in my mind that this guy we have the most band votes and he didn't and at that time is still batting around like three twentythree but that's my kind of like the fan goes now like humans and other sports where you kind of vote and you kind of like the experts kind of pick and choose your eyes because it's you make a few years ago like hobby bias had the most votes were second base birlik before hobby buys really i've had i had as and they were kind of like i know they'll do it for ratings and stuff like that but like they're kind of like he doesn't white deserve it yet three seventeen to be exact match sitting yeah and i look up look up when we look up lynn door i mean like i feel guy and living on home runs and i think i'm hanging on door i mean i love the guy but it's like i just kind of i kind of feel bad for guys who get snow you know as a success allen doors position yeah definitely i mean all they've got going door to ninety five with three more home runs so i mean it does have three more home runs replaying less games but it's just like in the hometown but like dude if you're looking at the white sox representatives like god enders been the yes i feel like that's weird like jose is i don't know if i'm a white sox fan and i see my represented says don't get me wrong to josh allen great seasons mccann braves have it in like two minutes is my guy guy like in the locker room like it's tim anderson in the fields tim anderson is understanding that guy get snubbed i kinda don't understand how how labor gleyber torres doesn't make it at first and then she's and he gets added in brennan low cat all right now i think that what they were thinking it's acting like he was on yellow so they were like you know he's not gonna be able to play any way who were trying yeah yeah because if they just put towards initially then well one of the main at all now there's we'll get make it but it's still like the it's like why is just been gleyber and tim anderson at first sorry low also bogus bogus bogus etc but i think he may as gauge you know he made he made it as a result in email short seventies but i think because what i think was his tenth couldn't find i don't like eighty eight but like you extra shorts nice guy hunter pence comes out of nowhere like i know he learned that game another guy playlists elleman it's mainly into like there's something curse the angels man like mike social security analyst they'll have morning runs tonight the narrative nobody was now after i read on in the world series yet awesome yeah you did early just like those who've had more homeless this year then he had like combined weight and the rest for you awesome it's what we've done the tiger emerged former tigers in the ocean and and former manager for the tigers yeah i think i got gardenhire over 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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 178: Baseball as Early as May? AL & NL Rookie of the Year Predictions, Top MLB Rivalries

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 178: Baseball as Early as May? AL & NL Rookie of the Year Predictions, Top MLB Rivalries

"The three Golden State concepts baseball podcasts. We cover everything majorly from spring trees. Susan got your favorite club cover from New York to Boston to La. This is the golden state media concepts baseball PODCAST This hello and welcome to another edition of MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the G. S. MC podcast network. I'm your host as always Kevin Mahalla in this is episode number one seven eight episode one seventy eight of the baseball podcast here on Thursday April ninth and episode one. Seventy eight going to be a good one today. Ladies and gentlemen we got an excellent show lined up for you here today kicking it off right away in our first segment. We'll be discussing the latest report out there between the MLB and the players association about how they're focusing on playing potentially in Arizona as early as May a lot of people think that's ambitious but we're going to get to that in much greater detail here in a second after that in our second segment we're GonNa talk about these strat o Matic Simulation. The update their let. You guys know what happened this week during that update so we can talk a little bit of fake baseball but talk baseball in general then transitioning into our prediction segments segments. Three and four. Today we're going to discuss the NL rookie of the year as well as the American league. Rookie of the year. I'll give you my prediction on both of those legs. Some names that you haven't heard yet or you may not be aware of but are going to jump onto the scene this year maybe household names by year's end and then we're going to wrap it up here with our fifth segment talking about a few different things. That Major League baseball is doing currently to stay in the news. I give a couple of options that I think they could use based on some other leagues. And what they're trying to put out there and then finally I'm going to wrap it up with our last segment talking about the top rivalries in Major League Baseball according to myself and yes those would be skewed. Typically Post Two thousand here. You know. I'll be going off a my memories. The most recent events here and maybe not the overall history. But let's just on here in jumping right into it jumping right into the GSM see baseball podcast talking about the report that's out there where the MLB and the players are looking to essentially play in a bubble in Greater Phoenix Arizona. We touched on in last week's episode. How they're discussing different spring training facility. Locations will as it seems I. It's becoming more and more obvious that the state of Florida was a little bit late to the Party when it comes to the stay at home in quarantine affects that were put into place. We've all seen the videos about this. Spring breakers down there and all the kids and the beaches are packed in clearwater weeks after the MLB has been sent home. So the state of Florida seems to still be on the uptick when it comes to this virus and cove in nineteen as to where Phoenix Arizona had a little bit less traffic. They They seem to have gotten the stay at home. Order in place to where things are stabilizing to where this may be a possibility. And the reason they're specifically talking about Phoenix is chase field home of the Arizona diamondbacks. It recently went to an artificial turf. It's no longer grass so we'll be able to play three games per day without being torn up completely as well as within about I think forty five or fifty miles a phoenix. There's upwards of ten spring training facilities so at most they could get eleven stadium's going one time so if you do double headers on a couple of different facilities and then a tripleheader maybe at chase field. You'll be able to get in all the games that you're looking forward to play as many as possible but diving into two more. The bullet points that. We're in this report is it will just be players. There will be no family members wives. Kids nobody else allowed into Phoenix so to speak will only be essential player and personnel for the teams and and they will be sequestered at local hotels. I don't know how many total they're looking. I don't think it's one hotel per team but I don't know if they want a bunch of these guys in one building so that's still to be determined but essentially they're going to go from isolation in the hotel to the ballpark back to the hotel. Rinse and repeat day after day after day at the big hurdle that they need to get over here and they're very well aware of it is. The rapid testing needs to be widely available so the FDA just recently approved a test test similar to like a diabetes. Prick your finger where able to determine if you have the virus within five to fifteen minutes as opposed to five fifteen days now the the availability of this test is going to be a key part of it as well because the MLB is looking to avoid what the NBA just went through recently. And that was you know it looked like they were getting preferential treatment and preferential testing people. Were Basically Diane Elsewhere Donovan. Mitchell isn't showing any symptoms. But they had to test these guys to make sure so the overall look in the greater scheme of things wasn't great for the NBA in that moment so the MLB knows. Hey if we're going to test these guys literally every day. We need to know that this test can be mass produced to where. Hey you know. The News isn't on our major league. Baseball is getting a thousand of them a day in here. They are in this situation where they can't get them on site and people are are not getting the right treatment because of it so this is certainly something that the mlb as well aware of some of the other changes that are currently being discussed. Is that of an electron ICK strike zone. They don't want the home plate umpire right next to the catcher right next to the hitter. That's more bodies than could be. Well personally we can get into this here in a future episode but the Human Element of Baseball Umpires. My suggestion is what what we do at the division three college level. The Division One college level at Lehigh. When you're doing inner squads put the empire behind the pitcher. Put Him in the infield off just a little bit. Kids have done it growing up like I said you always do it at Lee high. Whoever was hurt typically did it. So the coaches could coach and didn't have to worry about calling balls strikes. If you let the catcher do it things tend to get a little bit interesting but if you have a guy behind the pitcher he's able to see the zone perfectly you can call them from their? Yes maybe you gotta run in for a play at the plate quick. But what the heck. If we're looking at safety that's what I would do instead of going directly to an electronic strike zone. There's definitely going to be no mound. Visits allowed whatsoever that that's going to be whether they play in Arizona or wherever they play whenever they play this summer. They're certainly going to be no pitching coach. Mound visits and honestly pitching changes. I think are going to be a little bit different as well. I don't know if the starting pitchers GonNa toss the ball right to the manager coming out there may be like. Hey I'm waving him out so you come in and you go and then we'll talk to you once you get back to the dugout. Speaking of the dugout. That term may change. The definition may change moving forward because there was talk of with the six foot social distancing rule. The players may go into the stands to sit in between innings or when their team is hitting and not in the dugout. Where you can't be six feet apart so everybody would be like. Hey you're over here. Okay over five seats up a seat. You're here so just imagine your favorite team. I'll say Bryce Harper's up they're gone. I two outs. He Hits a double and all of a sudden. You're going to hear all the teammates cheering from section one. Twenty-one there's GonNa be no crowd there but if it's on television that live noise you're going to be hearing. Is the teammates going? Nuts in the stands and no high fives when something good happens. That's GONNA be awkward for guys barely even fist-bump and it's just GonNa be a Lotta fist pumping instead of fist bumping and just oh man just the visual of that seems almost fake in fairy tale ish but one last thing they talked about. We talked about it briefly. I would be very very surprising. Still if this were to be the case but they're talking about seven inning doubleheaders. If you've got to play back Games go seven seven like I said at Lehigh. We went seven nine. I think that would be feasible. Seven nine seven nine. We did it for back to back days over the weekend. So there's no reason professionals when be able to do it but all of those things being said it still just seems to be a logistical nightmare. For what they're trying to do. If one person gets the virus does that shut everything down like I said every morning and every night do they have to test to make sure everybody's clean? What if a security guard gets it down the right field line and not one of the players? Do they have to shutdown that stadium today? Then test or quarantine everybody for the next couple of weeks and they shift to another facility. It's just I understand why. Mlb is trying to be at the forefront trying to be the first sport that comes back their sport involves the most social distancing just naturally in its element first base home plate. Those are really the only areas where you're within six feet of one another for a longer period of time so certainly things to still work through. But the fact that they're talking may everybody believes June will be more feasible. I'm still standing PAT on July. Fourth. I think is really what we're looking at it anything before that is super ambitious to discuss but just to hear some of these. Maybe they're putting them out in the media so we can talk about them. They can get some feedback overall. I'm just happy that the players and the MLB are still in communication. The goal is to still play as many games as possible and get back as soon as possible but that wraps up the first segment here of the G. S. MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. We're GONNA pause right now for a word from one of our sister shows here within the network. When we come back we'RE GOING TO BE TALKING. Straddle O matic simulation giving you guys an update on what's going on stick with us here. Kevin Hollick. Gsm See Baseball podcast. This is your ultimate staffer. Everything sports the Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Should I say more from the NFL MLB THE NBA TO MMA? It's all in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen Welcome back to the MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the G. S. M. C. Podcast network I am Kevin Mall like your host here on Thursday April ninth. I appreciate everybody listening today. 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I appreciate you listen. Hopefully you're staying safe during everything that's going on out there but if you're just joining us our first segment. We talked about the report. Where Major League? Baseball is trying to get back as early as the month of May in the Greater Phoenix area. A lot of hurdles to get over a lot of logistical nightmares. A lot of potential downfalls. But other than all of that stuff I think this is a great call and a great idea but no on a serious note I. This is the only option. They're going to have eventually and like we talked about it. There's a few things that still need to be ironed out but if they're GONNA get baseball. This is step one in the process of figuring out how to do so here the most responsible way in twenty twenty but here in segment number two. We're GONNA talk about this strat o matic simulation. We're GONNA continue through. Give everybody update on where we stand out there. It looks like here. We are on a Monday Tuesday Wednesday simulation recording this the ninth the night of April eighth for you guys to listen to here on Thursday. We're GONNA have basically one more series to look at twins. Indians Mariners White SOx Orioles Yankees brewers reds cubs pirates marlins nationals Blue Jays phillies race. Red Sox padres braves dodgers cardinals. They go that's a good one Detroit Kansas City Arizona's San Fran and Oakland. La Angels Hand Down Let's see the sixth. Let's any any surprises here. Let's go through it. Seattle loses to the white sox. Cleveland beat the twins. Baltimore Loses to the Yankees. The Blue Jays upset the phillies. Pittsburgh routes the cubs tended to Minnesota. Wins Eight one. Oh Cincinnati wins over Milwaukee three two to Tampa Bay over Boston six to three San Diego and Atlanta Atlanta wins that one L. A. Dodgers Hammer Saint Louis in that game eleven to to Kansas City for two three Arizona. Four to one and then Oakland eight to two here and Any surprises as the records. Joseba Rio see falls to one and two on the year for the twins. That's a tough start for Jose. Bumgarner goes to two and for Arizona. Mike fires goes to two and for Oakland he beats to hereon out there in LA. Nice start here for re you goes to one and now only giving up one run in a Nice Start Zach. Britton gets the win so it was a late win for the New York. Yankees but Yeah Nice Little Wednesday there and transitioning over to our no. That was Monday so we're going to transition now to April seventh here. We go going down the simulations once again. Indians beat the twins again odor. Izzie TAKES THE LOSS. Seattle eight to six over the White Sox this time Garrett Cole he gets the victory improves the one one. Four two two over Baltimore Toronto. A ROMP eleven to two over the fills the flight and fills not doing that. Good early on Chicago. Cubs bounced back with five. Three Victory Yu. Darvish gets on the board to get to one to know this year. Minnesota her excuse me Milwaukee beat Cincinnati two to one. There's Minnesota they know Minnesota. I don't know who that is. I can't read it Tampa Bay. They beat Boston Oliver. Drake one and now good for Oliver played against him at college. He went to the Naval Academy. I played at Lehigh. We played against each other. San Diego Beats Atlanta L. A. Dodgers. Lose this time to the cardinals. Kansas city tend to to over the Tigers Jordan. Zimmerman gets beat up once again to go to one and two on the year. Houston three nothing over the mets. It looks like Texas eight to six. Arizona wins again. Mike Lee Improves to Johnny. Cueto falls to one and two for San Fran and then the Oakland A.'s win one more time to make it four to two. That brings us to today. April eighth going through this one more time. And then we'll wrap up with some standings. Let you guys know where we're at at this current time all right San Diego over Atlanta and a day game four to three Baltimore beats the Yankees Tanaka Vase to two and one Tampa Bay they improve to Blake? Snell improves to three and now as they win three to one Minnesota now playing Cleveland. Eight two seven they win in eleven innings extra inning. Affair Detroit Comes Back Beats Kansas City. Seattle beats the white sox. Let's see here. Washington beats to Milwaukee. That's who it looks like. Pittsburgh beat Chicago and thirteen innings. Saint Louis again over the dodgers Houston over New York. San Fran over Arizona's Jeff Samardzija goes to to one and then the Oakland A.'s. Win it and sorry that was a little choppy out there. I'm trying to get through this here on strat o Matic Zoom in. It's difficult even on a large computer screen but jump in right into the standings here see if things have stabilized themselves a little bit in the Al East the Tampa Bay rays delete that division nine and three with Boston New York and Baltimore all a few games. Back right around five hundred. The Yankees are still the favorites there to eventually figure it out but Tampa Salad ballclub. So see them out to nine and three not super surprising Cleveland at ten and three as well as Kansas City. At eight and three those would both surprise. Myself Minnesota. Starting five eight would certainly be disappointing. But we've seen the white SOX and Detroit down in the basement. There Oakland ten three. That's an early push for them. Usually they start slow and then turn things on later in the year but Texas in Houston behind them. A couple and a half games at seven and five jumping over to the National League. Washington still leading the least at eight and four Miami six seven flight and fills five and seven the braves at five and eight. That would be obviously a disappointment through thirteen games. In Atlanta's I picked them to win about one hundred games this year. So Atlanta starting five eight. Who wouldn't have seen that coming? The cubbies at eight and four. Saint Louis seven and five Pittsburgh seven and five everybody's bungled up together in the NFL central. That's anybody's ballgame. We talked about that during the preseason that the central could be one of the tightest divisions the San Diego Padres at ten and three that would mean a lot of these people have arrived in there ahead of pace out there they would have to play the dodgers a ton yet so. I wouldn't get super excited. But the dodgers second place at seven five Arizona Colorado and San Fran all bringing up the rear there as well so job into into some individuals. Statistics right off the bat leading the League in hitting we got a whole. Hey store layer four forty two Brett Gardner for forty two Jimenez and Robert for the Chicago White Sox at four thirty eight and four hundred twenty nine. We got one two three four five six seven eight people still hitting over four hundred leading. The League in home runs Jimenez for the white sox with seven rays springer and solar with six and beset with six right behind him. Rbi's Jimenez Souleymane Dec- up the top there in the American league and then let's see if we can get over to the National League. GotTa keep scrolling down here now. We're onto the pitching but I wanNA talk hitting in the National League. Maybe that was everybody. I don't know okay. Still trying to figure this out. Obviously where they put everything here online how to best maneuver it. All of that good stuff. Let's see pitching. Should we get some pitching statistics here as we can all right there we go David? Price Zero Point Zero Snell for Tampa Bay zero point. Four eight gallons shoemaker Strasbourg. Holy Moly one two three four five six people within era under one already two to three starts into this year so hopefully you guys enjoyed that out there. I'll clean that up moving forward kind of figure out how to best position talk about what's going on whether it'll be individuals statistics or standings breaking down particular teams. And what's going on but we're trying to talk anything baseball. I'm trying to talk to you guys about standings. What's going on? Who's surprising. Who's not if you guys were performing this. How would we feel so? Hopefully you enjoy that here on the MCC baseball podcast. I'm your host Kevin Mahalick. Hang with this year. We're going to pause for a word from one of our sister shows within the MC podcast network and when we get back on the flip side. I'm going to talk to you guys about the NL rookie of the year. Who's going to win? 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The first segment we talked about the report the MLB trying to come back. As early as May in play in the Greater Phoenix Arizona area. They got ten spring training facilities within about forty five to fifty miles and they're essentially trying to get all the players together hotel to the park back to the hotel that's it tests involve almost daily. How do they do this? Can they get it? With local. Health officials local government officials. Everybody involved is communicating in the their on the path to trying to figure this out. Everybody still believes may is an ambitious timeframe but the month of June I. It could be could be reasonable here so we'll see. They continued to discuss reports. We'll continue to talk about them here on the podcast as they become available last segment. I touched on the update for the strategy simulation. How they're doing whose teams are surprising. People here early on who are not. It's it's tough guys out there where we're hoping to talk about games by now. So I'm talking about artificial intelligence in simulations of game so I appreciate you hanging with us here if you haven't done so yet do me a favor. Head to the social media like subscriber view rate all of the above. Everything you do in twenty twenty to help out us here at the podcast. We appreciate itself transitioning now into our preview. Prediction here are segment number. Three of the baseball podcast. Today we're GonNa talk about the National League rookie of the year I did. Mvp's and cy youngs now. We're GONNA talk about rookie of the year last year. Pete Alonzo won the National League rookie of the year. He was one. Vote Shy of being a unanimous selection. That Vo went to Mike. Sorocca starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. Who finished second third place? Finisher was Fernando tat teas but it was Pete Alonzo's award and it wasn't really that close but that guy me thinking when I was talking about names who could potentially jump out this year looking back to twenty eighteen Pete Alonzo to see if hey should we have seen this coming a little bit of. Yes a little bit of no in two thousand eighteen. He played in AA AND AAA. He hit the cover off the ball in double a hit. Three fourteen hit four forty on base percentages. Oh P S was over a thousand. They moved him up about halfway through the year two AAA where he still performed. Well but the average wasn't as high as it wasn't aa but his triple A. numbers in his big league. Numbers are eerily similar. Listen to this here. Nineteen in the bigs eighteen and triple A. Average to sixty two sixty on base percentage three fifty eight three fifty five. Slugging percentage five eighty five five eighty three for her no. Ps of nine forty one and nine forty one. So for the last year and a half. He's to sixty header with a three fifty five on base percentage in it Oh. Bp of nine forty one pretty insane now he hit a total of thirty. Six home runs across twenty eighteen. That number went up to fifty three last year. Which was a rookie record? One hundred and twenty rb is which is why he ran away with it. But I'm just saying that You know we didn't see these power. Number's being there. But we did see their performance in the miners. We did get a little bit of a glimpse into the future that we should have saw this common at least a little bit from Petah Lonzo sell transitioning into some of the names here for twenty twenty and what we can see or expect to see at the top of the list. I gave you guys a top three then. I have a value pick in a long shot. Pick to talk about who I think could potentially take home. The award starting out at the top is one of the overall top prospects in baseball. And that's Gavin Lux who is a second Baseman for? The dodgers has pencilled in to be the full time starter. This year going back to last season he hit three ninety two in AAA in forty nine games so he didn't just do it for a couple of weeks that's upwards of about two months fifty games in sixty days about two months hitting three ninety. Two is very impressive. Yes he doesn't have the power numbers I talked about it. He plays second base so he's a little bit more of the scrap doubles hitter. Gap Guy Doubles triples speed prospect. He's the number. Two overall prospect in baseball depending on which outlet. You're looking at which scouting service you're communicating with the one drawback that I do see on Gavin is. He did get a taste in the majors. Last year. He played in twenty three games in the big league level and only hit two forty in those games now. Three Ninety two to two forty is a big big dip. And I don't know if Gavin was putting a little bit too much pressure on himself. If he was trying to perform at that high of a level he knew. The dodgers wanted him for a little bit of a spark. He wasn't gonNA play every day and it just I think a little bit too much pressure on himself was the reason there and I think now. Hey second base is your job. This team's going to win. One hundred games were loaded with MVP's scattered throughout the roster all stars all throughout the roster. Just play your game hit the baseball. Don't try to do too much so I think we're GONNA see a little bit closer to that. Three Ninety two effort to forty effort we saw at the big league level. But next up I have Mackenzie Gore left handed pitcher for the San Diego padres. He's he's penciled in I. You know now that the season is shortened. I would believe or I would assume that he's going to be up and be ready for when they start to get to go. There was talks that he could start and AAA but a big left-handed pitcher averages ninety three to ninety five on his fastball. So doesn't overpower you or blow you away with speed but ninety five able to locate over one hundred right down the middle. I'll take any day of the week. He's got four plus pitches all of them. Curveball slider changeup fastball. I believe it is is the repertoire for the four of them all plus. It's just if the padres make a push this year if their offense with two TS Haas Mer Machado. If they can put it together he can make a little bit of a run. I think Mackenzie is going to be there at the end of the year and the conversation next up I have Carter boom third baseman for the Washington nationals third base nationals. That's right Anthony. Rundown moves onto the LA angels. That means Carter is going to move right in last year at three. Oh three in AAA if he continues to play a solid third base for Washington. And if he gives you anything close to it. Anthony ran down. Gave you last year if he ends up in the middle of that lineup with one? Soto making a push you're gonNA say. Hey No wonder they didn't pay rent. Don't all this money they got this kid kai boom? Who can come in here and perform? I'M NOT GONNA say up to that level but close to that level for certainly a fraction of the price and that's that would be worthy of rookie of the year conversation. So NEXT UP MY VALUE. Pick a little bit further down if you're looking at the sports books wherever you're at out there. If it's legal do your thing. It is here so I continued to bring it up in passing Dylan. Carlson Saint Louis. He's outfielder probably going to play left field for them he was more of a high school. Phenom strictly a left handed hitter now. Came out as a switch hitter out of high school. Tried it a few years early on here in the minor leagues sin and they seem to stick him now on the left side where he started defined his groove last year at the high levels in the minor leagues so a full off season of dedicating to strictly left handed hitting another year of confidence. In that side of the plate. I think could lead to a nice year for dental and but my long shot. I'm not sure they may not be a best bet. That's why it's a long shot. Is Joey Bart The catcher out of Georgia tech number two overall pick a few years back. He's with San Francisco. He's going to take over for Buster Posey now. I know Posey's behind the dish supposed to be behind the dish now but if this Joey Bark kid comes in hitting the cover off the ball you can move posey down the first base sooner than later and now you're having a conversation here about Bart behind the plate if this giants team isn't at the bottom of the NFL west. He's going to be a big reason. Why all these done is hit throughout the minor league level. So you assume that's going to continue once. He hits the big leagues but the guy beat his Gavin locks for the dodgers. He's the heavy heavy favourite in the clubhouse. Like I hit three ninety two and AAA only two forty in the bigs but people are willing to look over that thinking. They're going to get the guy doubles triples almost hitting four hundred and AAA. So Gavin. Looks is the the safest bad out there and Dylan Carlson? Mackenzie Gore Joey Bart a few other value picks and long shots but Gavin. Lux is the guy to beat in the clubhouse for NFL rookie of the year in twenty twenty. Well we'll see if it's a little bit closer than last year. Where like I said. Pete Alonzo was one shy of a unanimous selection but their APPs up third segment here of the GSM see baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. We're GONNA pause for one of a brief word. One of our sister shows here within the PODCAST NETWORK. And when we come back. We're going to talk about the other leg. We're going to talk about American league rookie of the year. Where in two thousand nine hundred ninety. One was unanimous. Are Any of these going to be an open competition. I think. Twenty twenty in the American League. That's exactly what we're going to get so hang with us here for just a second. We'll be right back. Want to know the latest than soccer that listen to the Golden State Media. Concepts soccer podcast. Mls is the world the Premier League. We've got you covered the latest. Update the hottest matches news on the League's top players. It's the golden state media concepts soccer. Podcast listen just welcome back to the MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the G. M. C. podcast network. Hopefully you enjoyed the content so far out there. I'm your host Kevin. Talking all things Major League baseball starting off today with the report. Mlb trying to play in Arizona in May who that's going to be tough. There's a lot of potential pitfalls a lot of hurdles to get over. But I like where this is going and you can't have a season until you have an idea and in Arizona kind of sequestered is certainly the the best idea? Now it's just a matter of ironing out all the details so we'll continue to talk about that further and further as we come along here and more information is available within talked about the simulation our friends are doing strat. O Matic where we're at the standings individual stats trying to talk anything on the field. Anything baseball with you guys out there. So you enjoyed following along their last segment. I touched on. Nl Rookie of the year. Pete Alonzo in two thousand nineteen and Gavin. Lux Is your pick for twenty twenty according to myself here and the baseball podcast. Now we're GONNA talk American League. Where the winner in two thousand nineteen was unanimous in this case. Peter Lonzo. One vote Short Yordan Alvarez won the award in the American league with one of the more impressive half seasons in the history of Major League Baseball. You Know Pete Alonzo played a fool. One sixty one and one sixty two well. Alonzo only played eighty-seven and still won the award. A half a season and was a unanimous rookie of the year winter he played fifty six games at AAA in two thousand. Nineteen after forty five there in twenty eighteen. And just listen to this jump that was made from eighteen to nineteen at the AAA level. Eight home runs twenty eight. Rbi's in pretty much the same amount of games last year. Twenty three and seventy one when from hitting two fifty nine to three forty three. Carry that over to the big league level where he hit three thirteen. Four twelve on base percentage six fifty five slugging inferno. Ps of one zero six seven. And for those of you out there who don't know open on base plus slugging anything over nine. Hundred is fantastic and over. A thousand is just insane to think about Alvarez also set a record he better he beat a record Ted Williams set in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine and that is the most rb is in your first forty five games your now. Varez had fifty. One RB is Teddy. Williams had forty seven in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine so almost ninety years that that math is eighty years just about eighty years later exactly eighty years later. It's finally beat by your and Alvarez here I am thinking it was twenty twenty but now two thousand nine hundred eighty years later just insane to think about that Record finally falls but who was second. That's the question for you guys out there. I had no idea I could have given Alvarez. I had no clue who was second. Well it was John. Means in Baltimore and who John Means Exactly. That's where he finished second he. Let's see pulling up his statistics from last year. He's a pitcher for the Orioles and He was twelve and eleven with a three six E. E. R. A. And that's a good year for Baltimore. Where where they were last year being five hundred so shout out to John. Means so transitioning here into twenty twenty. I like these lists a little bit better than the CY. Young and MVP lists because you're gonNA hear new names can't win rookie of the year twice. You don't qualify so the list this year number one and number one a according to your sports books out there and according to myself are a pair of Chicago White Sox. I you have Louis Robert. He's an outfielder for the white sox last year in the minors he hit three twenty eight with thirty two home runs and thirty six steals little bit of a Ronaldo Kunia style to them. Go in thirty and thirty now. They're thinking in the big league level. Maybe he's not gonna hit that many Dinger's but he could have a ton of steals either way if you get to thirty and thirty forty and thirty or thirty and forty whatever. It may be as a rookie that that's going to win. You know a lot of awards So that puts him there at the top and the reason I have him and his teammate. Michael Kopek won a kopecks coming off a Tommy John Surgery. He's a starting pitcher in my eyes. It's a little bit more for a starting Pitcher to win this award. A player who plays every day. John Means your now whereas kind of case in point but obviously Alvarez was head and shoulders above everybody but if the white sox are dealing they end up making the playoffs Robert and Kopech are both lights out. I think Robert gets the nod. Because he's there every day I think people look at Kopech and go. Yeah once every five days. He's lights out but Robert's Day in and day out they don't win this many games without Robert even if Kopech throws every fifth day. But you gotTA throw Kopech up at the top just based on stuff and electricity alone. He he had his first outing in eighteen months. This spring off. Tommy John Surgery like I touched on in six of his eleven pitches hit triple digits. They were one hundred miles an hour or over so the arm is feeling good. It's easy heat it's nice mechanics. But it's just a matter of if the human body can physically throw one hundred miles an hour over and over a year after year after year. Noah syndergaard is the latest one to kind of show you that Tommy. John's going to happen sooner or later and potentially more than once. If you're Michael Kopech but those are your top two favorites in the American league. The next year Casey Mayes number one overall pick in two thousand eighteen out of Auburn a starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. The only question I have with Casey is. I don't think his team is going to be able to win enough for him to win. Award again. Starting pitchers in Baltimore Struggle bus of team last year. Twelve and eleven was good enough for second for John Means. So if you're looking at Casey mayes thinking thirteen and nine thirteen eight. That's going to put them in the conversation because as Detroit GonNa win more than sixty games guy going to have a third of their wins by winning fifteen games this year. That's where you know you vault yourself up. The scoreboard here. But the way Detroit's built they're far from contention. The white sox are closer so I give them the edge in that team aspect of this award. The third guy here is Brendan McKay. So Brennan McKay is still rookie eligible. Even though he played a ton of games last year he actually is still eligible by one inning. He was one inning short of not qualifying for this award. And because of this. He's comfortable in the bigs. He's thrown in big spots. He's had starts in August September coming down the stretch. So he's GonNa know what he can do as well as being a left handed pitcher in a D H. You're getting that. Shohei ohtani aspect that I talked about in the MVP award if you go ten and four on the bump hit three hundred with some Dinger's and the D. H. Role in between there. That's going to get you up the list here for rookie of the year. But I do think the voters in the back of their mind go. How's that guy still a rookie? I'm not giving it to him. Which is why I have him a little bit down the list and my value pick in the American League Joe Adele outfielder La Angels. Obviously playing out there in L. A. With all of those names Anthony Ren don't Mike Trout. Our Pool hosts upton out in the outfield. Adele is going to be the young guy mixed in there playing probably right feel and they got him and left. I would assume trout in center. Update enright put Adele out and left. The angels could surprise people as a team and if Adele puts the other a performance out of the outfield in that spark that potentially gets them into playoff conversation or over the hump that could garner some votes coming down the stretch and then my longshot Nate Pearson Starting Pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. He's got electric stuff. Wipe out stuff like I talked about the Yankees or the class of that division. That next here is up for debate after Tampa them there but then Boston Baltimore Toronto. If Toronto puts it together ends up finishing third flirts with some wild card. It's going to be there pitching. That gets them there. The offense is more loaded on the name aspect but they're going to need the likes of Pearson to put it together if they're really gonNA make a rotten ultimately. I do think it comes down to Robert or Kopech for the Chicago White Sox once again. I'm going to go Robert because he plays every day. Kopech coming off the Tommy John Surgery. I just don't trust that injury enough. I don't trust him coming off of eighteen months of not playing competitive baseball to go out and be able to locate his electric stuff. Even though it is one hundred miles an hour if you can't get in hitters key or if you're always in hitters counts to three one even if it's one hundred people will find it people hit and Louis Robert Going thirty two and thirty six hitting three twenty eight last year. He's anywhere close to those numbers. That's W in the rookie of the year award. So who do you think's going to win it out there? Let me know reach out to us on the social media hit us up on twitter. GimMe your thoughts if you think anybody. Besides those five individuals I mentioned have shot Lewis. Robert Gavin Lexin the National League based on the previous segment. Who Do you think's taken it but never up the fourth segment here of the GS MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. We're GONNA pause one more time for another word from one of our sister shows when we come back. It's a little bit of a hot spot for him talk the NBA. Talking about the game of horse being televised. I got some ideas for Major League baseball on how to get on TV. And Adam. Make some cash and keep people entertained while we're in this corona virus pandemic so hang with us here. You're you're gonNA WANNA hear that we'll be right back. Are you looking to get your college football? They're looking to get the latest news on your favorite school team. 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Give a shout out to the healthcare workers who are out there at the front of the lines. If you're in the mid western part of the country things are a little bit slower. A little bit more normal. Shall I say out there less big cities less numbers? Further Corona virus than on the East Coast Myself Year Greater Philadelphia. Phillies doing okay. We're still increasing not at a rapid exponential rate that is seen in the likes of New York City. What's happening in Chicago recently? Down in Florida New Orleans in Louisiana. Cnn uptick so hang in there wherever you are? I know we have listeners. Throughout the country internationally as well Being affected everybody by this and not just one of us so give a shout out to a healthcare worker. You Know Call Them. Give them your thanks. Facetime your Fr- your friends. Your family have a virtual happy hour. That's what my wife's been doing with her friends. I've been trying to set it up with some of my buddies. Get on zoom. 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Like I talked about a little bit of a mash up from a bunch of different thoughts. But where I want to start is a recent report came out from the NBA that they're discussing playing a horse competition or pig Pi. Whatever it is you play out there. Where players from their own personal gyms would be playing horse. Virtually against one another. Hey okay. Here's the shot Steph curry now you try. Libron let that sounds good. Well I got to thinking myself within the game. Baseba- Is there a way to do a Homerun Derby individually I? I know some. The parks are closed for the community aspect of it. But is there a way where you know? These guys could get to a local park with one other individual somehow get them tested between ESPN okay. We need one camera guy. One reporter hitter and a pitcher. That's four people. So that's under the ten mark where you'd be able to gather. Nobody needs to feel the ground balls. Nobody needs to be catching them. You'd need one camera. Nobody's going to be within six feet of each other. Get everybody tested at the beginning of the day. So you're good to go. The ball player has baseball's has an L. screen. Has that set up the camera behind him? And let's go swing off. Homerun Derby style five swing seven swings ten swings. Whatever it is. Let me see Bryce Harper. Go at it with Joey Gallo Let me see Ronaldo Kuni junior he goes I we watch him from behind it's on. Espn we see his five swings. You know they tell us there whether or not it was a home run or not because we can zoom in or change camera angles. Do all of this different stuff. That's fine just put it behind the dish. Have the pitcher throw into a net. We don't need a catcher by the hitter. He's got his his bat that he's been working with at home. And then once the rounds over then the guys go out and they go pick up the balls. They Walk Around. They throw them back into a bucket again. They're the only ones that touch it. The only ones to interact. Bryce harper goes. He takes seven swings. Eats four home runs all right now. It's Ronaldo Kunas turn so he goes. Everybody watches him own. Now we gotta swing off its virtual Homerun Derby. Why can't we do this? If we're doing horse or a Dunkin contest you could certainly do a homerun derby style of it make it a bracket over the course of three or four days. Get thirty two guys. Sixty four guys have them go at it over the course of an hour because ten swings is going to take five minutes. Not even you know they're going to be lobbied it in there. There's no time just do swings. I guess or if you WanNa do I'm because I liked that aspect of the home. Run Derby time them swinging. Everything just do time. Don't have to wait for the ball to land because nobody's going to get hurt while they're trying to catch the ball that's why they have to wait for the actual homerun. Derby it's a pop-up. They got the kids out there in the outfield waiting to catch. And if you hit a line drive you're gonna hit them. It's the same rule within BP. You don't look up or you wait till it's gone then you throw the next pitch well. There's nobody out there catching so keep rapid fire. Let's go. Let's see as many as we can get. Let's get a bracket of thirty two here. Break it on down. Let's do it over a weekend ten. Am It's these two ten thirty to eleven? It's these two I just. I think it could be an option that nobody's even talked about to this point and then from a non homerun Derby perspective. Can you get a trick? Shot maybe throws outfielders from right field. GotTa hit a target. Had home plates or one hop off the scoreboard on this. Throw or you got an infielder. Doing jump throw across. I don't know how you could do a besides a Homerun Derby. I'm trying to think of it here but outfielders throwing home. Hey they hit the target three out of five times. Now you're up or fastest throw longest throw whatever you WANNA do here. I'm just trying to think of ways that. Espn can partner with Major League Baseball. Let's get these guys miked up. Let's have them talk trash to each other almost video game style. Can we do a bat control game? Here's the rules. You got to complete these ten tasks fly ball to right. Fly Ball to left ground ball the second ground ball to third who thinks of the MVP two thousand five EA sports. I think it was playstation. Two video game where you had that where you'd hit the ramps and depending on how far you go or you hit this bus or this car. You'd get a certain amount of points. It was just fun to watch and fun to compete in. So you know maybe give them targets out in the outfield big big circles out there and if you hit it in the circle or to the right of this line to the left of this line in between these lines a certain amount of points try to make some sort of a game with BP with batting practice with a homerun derby to keep everybody entertained because right now all we really have. Is these players play video games on twitch? Most recently there was. Mlb this show tournament where Amir Garrett Relief Pitcher for the Cincinnati reds. Yeah the same guy who started that little spat with the Pittsburgh pirates. He won the show. So you know he wanted video games and you really don't WanNa Talk Trash Tomb. Because he he's willing to drop the gloves which we saw last summer as well but they put that on twitch a few other big leaguers who are entertaining everybody out there communicating with the fans trying to stay engaged trying to find other avenues of revenue. Because you can make money by a certain amount of stream. Subscribers playing video games the likes of Blake Snell pitcher for the race has been on their trevor may a relief pitcher for the twins Carlos? Roa Dawn has done it out. There hunter pence who everybody knows the name so really always had to look forward to. Is these guys play? Games on twitch play an MLB? The show. And I'm out here trying to figure out a way to get them. Actually on the field get a camera involved and still maintain all aspects of social distancing but I think a homerun derby march madness bracket challenge pitcher hitter camera guy. Maybe even not a camera guy. Maybe just a camera reporter and that's all you need. Get them tested in the morning. They're good to go do it over the course of a weekend and we have ourselves a Shell. We got some entertainment. So let me know if you guys have any ideas out there Dm ME on twitter. Hit US up on facebook. If there's some good ones we'll we'll read them here on the show but their wraps up another segment of the GS MCC baseball podcast. Here on the MC podcast network. I'm your host them. Hollick as always. I appreciate everybody listening out there. Were winding down here. And we got one more segment to go after one last word from one of our sisters shows for the sixth and final segment having a little bit of fun. I'm GonNa talk about the top. Five rivalries in Major League Baseball. And yes you guys know them all already out there. I'm going to talk about my favorite moments. Which makes them top five for myself. And we'll have some fun wrapping up the Shell but Kevin Molecule. Gsm See Baseball podcast. Thanks for listening. Everybody hang with us. Are you looking for the very best? Nfl and college football podcast then check out the GMC football podcast get the latest football news both on and off the field from the NFL draft trades to the rumor mill to the NFL combines. They got you covered. That's GMC PODCAST DOT COM SLASH. Football Dash podcasts. Get UPDATES on college rivalries Indian sites and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show in sleeps and breathes football. Don't forget to Alaikum on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Yes MC PODCAST DOT COM FOR MORE INFO. Hello and welcome back to the sixth and final segment of the GSM see baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host Kevin Molik. I appreciate you guys. Listen it is Thursday April ninth if you're listening on release date if not shortly thereafter. Hopefully you're enjoying the second week of April as we had more and more into the spring season here we touched on seventy degrees in the Greater Philadelphia area today for maybe the first and second time this spring is we're trying to tick upwards trying to get outside more even though of course following the social distancing six feet that everybody's supposed to be doing out there but for now getting you guys more quality content within the baseball podcast and other excellent show today. Hopefully you've enjoyed it. I gave you guys my thoughts on the everybody playing in Arizona as early as the month of. May that's crazy. There's no way it happens in. May June would be the earliest and I'm still sitting on July fourth. For my prediction we then talked about the straddle matic simulation giving all the update up there. A few surprises still early on thirteen games in into the simulation. But Hey something to talk about and I enjoyed that next up. I predicted the AL rookie of the years this year. I think they'll be a little bit closer than last year. We're out of a total of sixty between the two fifty nine. Sixty one to two guys. Yordan Alvarez Impede Alonzo walked away with it this year. I'm giving Gavin Lux the advantage for the National League and then Louis Robert of the Chicago White Sox in the American League or the early favorites last segment. I talked about how I think that the MLB should do a Homerun Derby style of game of horse the NBA is talking about playing remotely. Virtually while maintaining social distancing I'm thinking the MLB can put together a homerun derby swing off bracket challenge very similarly no problem at local facilities wherever these guys are so our sixth and final segment. Here we tend to have some fun on the baseball podcast. I'm GonNa give you guys a top five here today of the best rivalries currently in baseball or the ones that you know at least hit home the most for myself and I say that because what I'm going to talk about is basically my memories from the year two thousand two thousand three on four these rivalries as to why they're at the top of this list here and the top three. Everybody knows they are universal but numbers five and four good surprise some individuals out there. And that's well we'll start. Start five work our way down to number one number five we got the the lone star showdown. I think is what they're calling it. They're the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. Now this one's even more recent as in the last five ten it's eight years now. The Astros used to be in the National League. Then they rearranged everything. What was that twenty twelve. I believe it was in. The Astros are now in the west and play the Rangers routinely up until that point it was only interleague play so they really couldn't get that rivalry going but now this is getting better and better. These teams really don't like each other from the the brawl. In Twenty fifteen prince fielder was involved. Aj hinch manager push fielder because taxes was was talking smack to him. Oh door got into a fight. Absolutely they were talking trash where Houston has Houston on their chest. But tech with the Rangers we get to put Texas and then the push back was yeah. That's because nobody knows we're Arlington is and it's just a nice banter of words. The Rangers had their run their ever so briefly didn't win the ultimate prize but got a couple of years at the expense of the Astros and then now the shoe's on the other foot the Astros aren't losing one hundred games anymore. They're winning one hundred games and the Rangers are not very good so there hasn't been a time yet where they've really come together and met late in the post season but if and when they do that's going to be a ton of fun because the war of words is definitely growing year over year there but number four on the list again he'll learn. I'm biased local flavor but I think this is one nationally people would discuss as well and that's the phillies and the mets. This one goes back to kind of. Oh five through. Two thousand eleven. Really in its heyday. Recently yes they still don't like each other but the Phillys haven't been competitive for the past eight years or so being over five hundred but all the way back to two thousand and six when Billy Wagner signed with the mets from the phillies. It didn't sit well in Philadelphia so a lot of people were Chirp into the media. Chirpin at the mets the mets had their year. No six this then led to two thousand seven Jimmy Rollins preseason labeling the phillies is the team to beat. Even though the mets based on the media were preseason favorites. Well rollins wasn't looking so hot when there were seventeen games left to play in the phillies were seven games back but then the New York. Mets do what they do best they choke down the stretch the phillies come back to win and no seven win the NFL. They come back. The next year and eight Carlos Beltran fires at the phillies. They got I believe it was Johan. Santana added to the squad. They thought they were good. They were the team to beat once again. We're in September. The mets are in first place as latest September nineteenth. They faltered down the stretch the phillies play. Well the phillies end up making the postseason winning the world series and then that starts the run of. Oh eight Oh nine. Ten and eleven where they were analyst champions and the mets you know we're no longer to be heard so that was a fun little five year run where they would go back and forth down deep into September postseason implications on the line. Just Fun Baseball Fun. Times and a fun rivalry and to this day. Phillies and mets. They really don't get along and it's fun to beat them whenever they can. So the top three. Everybody knows we'll touch on here number three the cubs and the cardinals. This one is the mid West version. We've got an east coast to west coast and the Midwest version of these rivalries here in the top three. My memory of this rivalry stems to nineteen ninety eight. The mark mcgwire. Sammy Sosa home. Run Chase year. Who was gonNA break the record where they both GonNa Break? Who was going to hit more down? The stretch and kind of the Cherry on top on this rivalry was that maguire actually broke the record while playing the cubs. So Maguire's running around the bases celebrating. Then he gets congratulated by Sammy. Sosa as he's breaking the record. Sosas trying to break in would break. I know if you can say break. 'cause McGuire did but would pass sixty one. Total home runs as well. Mcguire ends at seventy sixty six that year the cardinals they tend to dominate that series. Stephen recently in my memory the cubs obviously have one world series. The cardinals have two or three in my greater lifetime ten overall I believe it is compared to two first Chicago so heavy. Lean there for the redbirds but I always like when they get together. There seems to be something on the line on the central one of the two was always at the top of the Division. If not both of them and it's it's a fun series whenever it takes place number two. I HAVE THE WEST. Coast version dodgers versus giants. This stems back to two thousand and four for me. It went down to the last weekend of the year where the dodgers then won the division over the giants but big picture. I was looking at this and this is something that would upset me as a dodgers fan for sure and something. I would use a giants fan in this. Argument is since two thousand and eight. The dodgers have appeared in six nationally championship series. So six out of the twelve every other year or eleven. Whatever the math is there six out of eleven zero World Series Titles. So they've been there six times one zero and the giants. They have three appearances in the last twelve years. They also have three world series championships every time they make it. They win the Gosh Darn thing. The dodgers always make it and never win so even though right now. The dodgers are dominating in have been dominated in the last three to five years. They've still never want so as a giants fan. Going man win. All you want we got. The three rings were dominating over you in the last ten. That's just a fascinating dynamic of. La's there all the time never wins. The giants were there in ten twelve and fourteen and one all three of those. So that's just man that would annoy me as a dodgers fan and then number one the best rivalry in baseball as we know it. New York Yankees Boston Red Sox. It's going to be a down year for this one but this goes back to two thousand three two thousand four for myself as a sixteen seventeen year old. I think fifteen years old at that time. Pedro throwing Don Zimmer to the ground Yankees win in seven two thousand three Aaron Boone Hoffa Tim Wakefield to walk off home run they eventually lost to the marlins and the world series. But then you come right back. The next year Boston's down three nothing. Dave Roberts steel seconds. They win game. Four goes to game five. They win again all of a sudden six. We're back in the bloody soccer game now. We're going to game seven. Johnny Damon ends up hitting a couple of Dinger's Boston goes on to win their first world series and eighty six years. And just back to back. Alcoa matchups going. The distance going the full seven games so much fun to watch just electric as a teenager. Getting you involved with the game of baseball and still to this day. I love that documentary four nights in Boston or whatever was talking about that but top five robberies. You guys got it out there. Astros Rangers phillies mets cubs. Cardinals dodgers giants Yankees Red Sox. I don't know if anybody can argue with me. Especially with those top three. Maybe four and five depending on where you're listening from and who your local squad is out there but those are the top three across the board so hopefully you enjoy the show today the GS MCC baseball podcast brought to you by the MC podcast network. I'm your host. Ken Mallik. This wraps up episode. One seventy eight of the baseball podcast. I appreciate everybody listening out. 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Hour 2 - Ben Rohrbach (06-28-19)

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Hour 2 - Ben Rohrbach (06-28-19)

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Coming up later on this hour, we hand out the postseason awards for the American Ananth leading association of America three on three league ended yesterday, and no surprise, mclovin, team went undefeated, and mclovin is looking like he's going to be the Greek freak and be the MVP, but we have paulie. You have. Now, we hand out a lot of awards here. Yeah. We wanna make sure everyone gets a trophy. That's the thing these days. Yeah, we tried to get shocked to host this but he was busy with something else and expensive. Yeah. A couple of words that aren't in other award shows MVP ish, where there's times when they felt like there, the MVP the league least improve player awful play the year. The lack of sportsmanship award should be interesting. The all heart no game award. And then the fall of the year and that could be either literal or figurative. Okay. Yes. Mclovin now is I thought there was a comeback player of the year in the inaugural season, which I always fascinating? Yeah. I thought there was a comeback player of the year as well. Throw it on the pile. Okay. The Chad Pennington comeback player of the year. Well, yeah, but those awards will be handed out a little bit later on in this hour. Also, Chris Webber will join us a little bit later on Chris, SIMS from pro football, talk, and NBC sports network. Do you have his list, mclovin? Because when I saw the list, I went. He can't have Tom Brady as the ninth best quarterback heading into this season. Is that what he's saying? Sure did. Okay. And you know, I hate list to begin with some already in a bad mood. When I look at the list now what's Chris Simms is rationale. Former NFL quarterback what's his rationale polling? I heard a lot this week I've Florio he and Florida together. And he's not saying that, that Tom Brady is not grading more. He just says playing ability right now current playing ability as of today, but who gives you the best chance of winning a Super Bowl going into this cease? I don't know if that's part of his rationale. Yeah. I think it should be if we were having a one season draft what quarterback are you taking nine I know that most people take Patrick Mahomes? But if the goal is to win a championship who gives you the best chance of winning a championship, I would think it would be TV twelve he's he shouldn't be ninth on the list. I guess, the argument is if you're starting with a neutral team that you don't know what you have that you need a guy with a bigger arm or faster or something like that. You know, somebody with more like athletic skills. Yes, the answer to that question forever has been Aaron Rodgers. How why how is he fallen off so much that I'm sure is he number one on this list to Healy, Aaron Rogers is number one on simplest? Here's one that may may, I think the Packers have let him down. I think I think there's a little bit of that. You know some of its on Aaron Rodgers. But you know he played hurt last year, but I don't I don't know if the Packers have given him a great team. A Super Bowl contending team. Yes bone. There's the thirty four th ranked quarterback in the league you would think would be a backup quarterback when you censor what thirty two teams. The thirty four th rank quarterback, according, Chris Simms. Eli manning he has ally. Manning behind Ryan tannehill Josh Rosen Koby were set. Lamar Jackson case keenum, I can go on and on with no, no that, that come on. He's got him behind backup quarterback now that ally had a better than average year last year. He didn't pile up touchdowns but his stats were very good percentage. And here's another one that may bother you. Okay. Jared Goff who is in Super Bowl Asher is the nineteenth ranked quarterback play quarterbacks ranked above Jared Goff include. Nick foles Kirk cousins deck Prescott Carson Wentz Cam Newton. I'm I'm okay with those players being in front of him off at a pretty nice easy. Did he suffer from Sean McVay system being the focal point? It feels like Sean McVay gets more credit. It's almost like, you know, in Toronto, the general manager gets more credit than the coach does. And. You know I feel like it. Sean McVeigh is the quarterback. I take those other quarterbacks. Let me see what Jared does this year. I still think that there's that it's the same thing with Dak Prescott. Like, I, I wanna see what Dak Prescott does this year. I wouldn't extend that contract. And be is he worth thirty? I don't know in today's game I guess he's the next man up. But I'd like to see one more year before I go. Yup. That's my guy. Yeah. Point Jared Goff is not yet. Twenty five years old yet. Thirty two touchdowns in forty seven hundred yards sixty five percent passer. Yeah. But he doesn't get the credit because his coach has told us that he's basically the puppeteer calling all the plays call him the audibles there and you're right. If it's possible to be an underrated quarterback that goes to the Super Bowl and play in Los Angeles jerk off guy. Yes. Mclovin one that's getting a lot of attention at the Shawn Watson five. Over Ben Rothlisberger. Cam Newton Matt Ryan Tom Brady dreams Carson Wentz, and I still need to see more out of to Shawn Watson. I've seen enough outta Dak Prescott that I would consider extending him the but dish on is much as I like him. I, I need to see, you know, you're gonna stay healthy are you can lead your team because it always feels like the Texans are one of those seven and nine eight eight nine and seven if all goes, well, the Texans always have a run where they win five in a row. And we'd get ready to jump ready to know. Usually it's Texans. And then all of a sudden go, oh, man. Texans won five in a row. And then they get to the playoffs and then you go. It's the Texans. All right. Eight seven seven three DP show. Email address GPS Dan, Patrick dot com, spent a lot of time in the first hour talking about free agency. Lebron is given up his number twenty three to Anthony Davis. This is a win win for everybody, including the Lakers and their merchandising department LeBron is brought back. He's number six. The Lakers have basically dumped everybody, you know, when you you lift up a picnic table and you have the full, you know big. Spread there on the picnic table. You just lifted up and everything slides off. I think that's what they did. Whatever wasn't nailed down. They lifted up the picnic table and it just slid off. And they send them all to the Washington Wizards. Including Wagner, ladies and gentlemen. Here's another concerto from mo- Wagner. Wagner is gone, and I wouldn't be nervous, if I'm a Laker fan with who else are we going to put on that roster is long as it's not the cast of characters you had last year, then you should be better than you were. And if you're going to bring in another star or maybe spread it out with a three really good players or good players. Then the Lakers are going to be the team to be USA soccer versus France. That's at three PM eastern baseball stores were announced and Mike. Trout is once again, passing up on homerun derby. I know that we love to look at brands I don't think Mike trout cares about his brand. I think I think his brand is he doesn't have a brand but does he care about the fans? What role does Mike trout play or what role do the fans play for my trout? Because it doesn't feel like that's that big a deal that he basically says, come out and watch me play. And that's what the angels are saying to come out and watch one of the great players of all time play. Okay. Also, you'll hear players go man homerun derby screwed me up. But what is the difference of homerun derby and batting practice? Daily batting practice it still feels like you're trying to hit it five hundred feet right? But if you try to hit it five hundred feet in the homerun derby. Oh, man is swing. Soul screwed up second half. Meanwhile, have you ever watched BP it feels like my trout would get in there and homerun derby. But he'd be hitting I try to hit shots into the gap. They try to get the extra-base it almost feels like trout would be like a let me see situational baseball here. I'm going to left field, here on sacrifice fine doesn't feel like trout is going to go. Yeah. Let me just load up and hit bombs trout work to counter in the home run derby. He was like wait for you in any take his base. And then what if you just filmed trout at batting practice and just see John some stuff and put it in no one on TV would now but I don't know like Mike trout is hitting bums. Like what do you want to see at home in derby? You wanna to see somebody hit ten in a row. Does that is that what we want? Do you want to hit five hundred foot home runs? So I don't even know what it almost feels like you're, you're tune. You're going to a movie and you hope it's a marvel movie. You wanna see some superheroes there at the plate? Yeah. For for me watching that's not necessarily the amount of home runs or consecutive home runs. I want to see that mammoth shot that hits the scoreboard or goes across the street where you just kinda George ops and go, oh my God. I can't believe he stated that if he doesn't want to do, it's like LeBron not being in the slam dunk contest. Okay. Mike. At some point, you have to draw the line and say, all right. And my going to be critical of this guy with everything he does the bronze. They slammed on contest. Oh, did you see him Dunkin and warm-ups? Why won't you do that? In a slam dunk contest. I don't know. You know, part of me is happy that he doesn't because it allows other players to have an opportunity because LeBron will come in and Bigfoot everybody. And then if he doesn't win he's losing, you imagine all of these, you know, skip Bayless would kill the Bron, if he lost the slam dunk contest. Not that he's going to live and die by what skip Bayless says, although g c Tom Brady still harboring a grudge against max Kellerman when Kellerman said, one of the most idiot things that and that's saying a lot in our business be more specific. Yeah. Because he said that, you know, Brady is close to falling off the cliff and in he's going to be a bum. And I guess Brady is motivated by that had a couple years ago. Yes. Like twenty sixteen since then I think he's won two Super Bowls. I think he's been in three. Mexico is going to fall off the cliff. Yeah. He'll be a bomb. Yeah. He won't be able to do fake stuff on TV. Yeah. Like, at what point do you say max? You don't want to say that none or. No. I really feel strongly that the Brady is going to be a bum. Okay. You're gonna fall off a cliff now literally fall off a cliff. Okay. That's more likely. Yes. That you had a better chance. Brady on vacation in Costa Rica, I told you he was going to fall off a cliff chapel in all seriousness. I think the producers at this show when Mexico's thinking this, and they say they will all my gosh, this guy. Yeah. Go out. Go ahead and say, okay, go with that now. And that's what you want all you want is somebody to recognize you, because you, you know, if you don't know who the person is. I don't think for a second max Kellerman really believes that. I mean, I'm, I'm hopeful that max is smarter than that, which I believe he is. But for that, and you go, what are you doin'? Yes, he feels like the quickest way to a million dollars by saying something stupid like that. At a certain point you get enough of a name for yourself where you do enough media. And like you host a show or whatever. And you're like, all right. Yeah, I'm kind of a guy how do I get that next level? I was gonna say really stupid stuff and get rich now. Which I'm all about. And, and I think if it was. Just don't have the name value. But if I did, I would be saying the most outlandish stuff possible just to cash checks. And, and if it was a joke in sort of, like when Stephen Colbert did coal bear on comedy, central you know, there was a wink, and a nod that he was playing Bill O Reilly and it was over the top, and then you go Kay I get it. He's having fun. You know, do I think, skip Bayless is kind of all he's in on the joke to I don't think so feels like you know, when skip talks about quiet, Leonard quitting on the Spurs. And he won't call him his name. He's got a call him number two, and then LeBron you know, how do I go out of my way to rip? You know you go into these rundown meetings. All right. What do you wanna talk about? Oh, I'm gonna rip LeBron because he gave up his number twenty three. You know what it is, is you get in, and you go, okay? Here's the topic you guys degree because of you agree. We'll move onto another topic. How about this Kawai will be better than Kevin Durant, when it's all said and done. All right. I'll take Katie. I'll take why. Okay, good. Now we have a discussion. That's how these things go. One of my favorite moments in the Super Bowl, we're in Miami. And we were getting ready to go out on sportscenter. And I remember Jim Kelly was there and Joe thighs men. They were the analyst, and we were having our rundown meeting, and we were talking about topics. And Jim Kelly says, I'm gonna take this side and then Jogos why don't believe in the other side? But I'll take the other side, just for argument's sake. And then thighs went went out there and argued it as if he was passionate about the other side, and who was going to win. That's how these things happen, but all right. I digress here. So what did we accomplish? Their Mike trout. You don't wanna be in. Homerun derby, then what about next you next year in southern California? That that's. Are you less likely to do it because there's more pressure? There are more likely to because he's southern California as Harper member DC a lot of. Yeah. Run up he should do it. He will really do it, and it worked out. Great. Yeah. Put on a great show. Yeah. Day of his red, white and blue stars and stripes, bandanna. Yes. Mclovin, AB trout should do in his hometown of Philadelphia where he should assigned, by the way. I would have been nice. Let go mclovin the Bleacher report app. Connects you with all the moments that matter faster. Follow your friends and give your take on highlight scores and more download the app today. Phone calls are welcome to have a poll question. Brought to you by man versus young. Food. Okay, where we'll quiet up next year. We're going to start with and raptors are strong first place clippers. And then it's a huge drop off, you know, Lakers third. So no one's really buying the Lakers. I don't know. I saw report on the mothership that they're in serious contention to get Colli Leonard. I don't even know what that means. They're in serious like they're really serious. Is all I wanna know is serious about the Lakers. Rap linka says the Colli is seriously considering us. Yeah. Because I've been really serious about a woman before she wasn't serious about me, too. Seriously? Avoiding it was in serious consideration for that woman. And she was not in serious consideration for me. I don't know if that's what this is. It's just semantics here the NBA's to highest profile franchises. The Lakers Knicks of each had six consecutive losing seasons. You know, the one team that has a longer active losing streak playoff drought. Thirteen seasons. My sacrimento kings. And they break that this year. Let me try that again and the kings break that playoff drought this year. Anybody? Who's with me Satan, you with me with my sacrament. I'm all in on the kings. I love the kings. Are you taking some of that Kellerman stuff saying stuff, you don't believe in on the air to get a call? No nothing crazy. This'll trend in Sacramento Kings, are going to fall off a cliff. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. They're not. You know, who's about to fall off a cliff, though. Zion Williamson all it's this the start in getting in early on it. He's he is his best days are behind. Oh, okay. Okay. I like it. Yes, todd. He's about to be exposed in a bad way. Come the fall, by the way. It's now it's not Todd. Alright. Todd loss yesterday to make. And the bet was, I would add an end to my name, and be Dan. And if Todd lost than Todd has delusive de so it's just T O D. So it's. And they got crushed yesterday. Yeah. Chris got crush rush. Not good. Yeah. Oh, okay. Wait a minute here. I got my head lines from fritzy, just sent these to me. You want to do this to the break. Yeah. Oh, you sound almost kind of the rest of America. It's too late to ask the rest of America. I have the cost to change your name. It's two hundred twenty five dollars. I have the paperwork. The paperwork is pretty easy, but there is a charge of two twenty five I'll chip in Hyundai. I changed. We changed my daughter. My second oldest daughter's new in that was six weeks in, because we thought we were having a boy. My wife didn't have a name. I said, just give her name so we can cause you can't leave the hospital England holding name. Yes. Well, we didn't approach it. That way said just give her a name. Let's go because they wouldn't let you out of the hospital until you had a name. So I said, just give her name, you know, caller scrappy. I don't care. Let's go you didn't. You didn't go with that, though. We didn't know we go scrappy. So I think she she, she named her Emily. I said, all right. Nice name. Not creative, but nice saying, let's go, let's get out of here. Six weeks later. I get home from a sports center, and she goes, she's not an Emily. I'm gonna change your name. I said, all right. Well, just caller, whatever you want. She goes, no legally, I'm gonna change your name. As a what we had to go down to the courthouse and change your name had you sent on those baby announcements we had that we had the whole thing we had gifts gifts with her name on personalized gift. Yes. We had one of those little stools that they get up on the stool to brush their teeth. And you know, her name, Emily Carr out there on a bench. Did you do them? Well, we kept them and we had a babysitter come over, and she's there with the kids, and then she finally build up the courage to say. Mr. Patrick, what happened Emily, and I go, oh, no, no, no, no. We changed her name we, you know that. Her name's Georgia now. Oh, gosh. I feel. Oh, I'm so relieved. I saw that name. And I thought, oh my God. What happened to Emily? I said. Yeah. And we had changed your name. What else we have here? Anything else I need to mention Chris, Chris Webber. Chris Simms Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo sports NBA writer on the good, and bad and ugly free agency like the best bargains here and who's going to overpay. He'll join us coming up here in a moment. The U a awards will be in about twenty five minutes from now a variety of awards there. And fritzy when we return fritzy has his mock headlines and the topic, LeBron giving up his twenty three. Okay. You don't you don't if you're not, not into it. I didn't that didn't say that didn't. Okay. Let me try that again. So what's the what's the theme FEMA to mock calendars LeBron getting rid of his twenty three so he can give it to Anthony Davis who wears twenty all my God? That's awesome. Yeah. When he three and he. Oh, that's just my cheesy titles. I don't think toddler has that one at some pretty close. You don't. Yeah. You do. Okay clark. Yeah, man, I can't wait for this. Let's hurry up and take. It's not necessarily. I don't know why. Let's hurry up. And get through these commercials and get to top, and his mock headlines, that's tuck. Yeah, it's one d but it's even it's a lower case D in. It's on a full day. Fritzy was walking in today and I was at my car, and I was giving a get out, and then he walks over I roll down the window and I go, hey. Shaking your head. I'm not even in a door yet and have just met, Dan. He could be away for a month. He wouldn't forget that I could hold a grudge for ten years. All right. We'll be back. Twenty one after the hour. You've heard us talk about how much we love our sleep number beds, and maybe considered a sleep number bed. But thought you couldn't afford one, but can you really afford to be tossing and turning on your old mattress compromising your sleep? There's never been a better time to save on proven quality sleep. It's the lowest price of the season right now at your nearest sleepnumber store now my sleep number settings eighty-five. 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The award ceremony for the American Annette lettuce association of America. Have that for you coming up in about twenty minutes from now. All right, fritzy has his mock headlines. Lebron James is decided to give up his coveted number twenty three to Anthony Davis to take the number six. So we're ready for mach headlines from Todd Fritz on this trigger meet Friday. And here we go. All right. We're gonna start it off with Uni brow. Lebron gives ADD Twenty-three. So like uniform uniform. Okay. You need Brown. I also with here's my number. Call me maybe. Okay. Is that Carly Rae? Call me maybe aspirin, didn't sixes natural Sixers fund sixes best when it's one on one little George, Michael. Michael. Yeah. Okay. Little going into the weekend. Why not bam Twenty-three skit don't LeBron keep number. Twenty-three where do we come up with twenty three Skidoo? That's a great question. Thank you ta. Get better. Thank you. Slow time is LeBron giving is number really big news said of Showtime. Hamilton two more. Kono Twenty-three in me. Lebron swabs out jersey for new teammate. No, not that. Not the Atlantic comedy club music. Notably that red light that you see the, the back row there. This last very there's an ominous almost jaws like field to this doesn't it sound like the purple and sold how much the Davis pay for James's night, keep that music when it starts it sounds jaws like. We just like a shark sharpest coming. We, we just put Todd. Todd in the cone of silence here. So when what was it at the Atlanta comedy club that Todd did stand up? Well, well, okay. Then he got up on stage and spoke. Yeah. Yeah. They what was it was it if you were out of time if you went over your time, they play this music. And it was just punishing. You absolutely did not want to hear this. And then when they played it. And I went, oh toddler some of the crowd may have preferred to hear whole and you concert. Yeah. Yeah. Does you do concerts? I only want a band are person and I'm not being I'm not joking band, or person is a person, okay? As I think she's Irish too, but has anybody I don't know any other song other than this one with Enya McClellan that would be in your wheelhouse, wouldn't love. And, you know, I have no idea she has another song we clicked quickly change gears here from to bed. We'll see how you do this. I got it's, you know, we're right lane on the four zero five, and I got to get over into the HOV lane here. Ben rohrbach. He covers the NBA for Yahoo sports, his most recent article NBA free agency primer, the top players worst values and best bargains. Good morning, Ben. How are you great great? Thanks for having me on. All right. Do you want to start with best bargains worst values? We know the top players, where do you wanna start? Let's start with bargains. Okay. Oregon's. Yeah. So I got I got Trevor read the Patrick Beverley, Dwayne wet deadman Austin rivers, and Ricky Rubio. Now, I feel like some of these guys can go either way where where it's either you get him for a huge bargain will like someone like Malcolm Brogdon, where it's going to be like someone's either gonna way overpay them or they get him for any turns out to be a great bargain. So some of these guys can always go either way. But Ben how how expensive is Malcolm Brogdon going to be, let's say the Lakers are interested in Malcolm brogden, but will it cost to get a restricted free agent? I mean you're hearing numbers over twenty million which seems like I would have I mean at that number, I'd probably put them in overpay. Camp. But me and I, I don't see that though. What is at an crab making? He was at around seventeen right? I would take Malcolm brogden at twenty if Allan crab is getting if Harrison Barnes is just turning down, whatever twenty five million. I would love to have Malcolm brogden if I'm the Lakers, I think, oh my gosh. Yes, he's a grant defender. Yeah. Great defender. He can shoot. He's a great free throw shooter. There's no drama. He's twenty five. I think he's not young young, but he's, you know, he's matured to go in there, and I would absolutely if I was loading up in on the Lakers, I would go brogden Beverly and Bogdanovich. I have go after those three and I would I would take on the rest of the world. You think you can get those many guys for for what is it thirty two million? Probably not. But that would that would be my. I mean yeah, that'd be a nice package for them. Brockton would be great 'cause he can play on the ball off the ball. You can guard sort of multiple positions. These pretty pretty big for report cards. He's there a big name. That's a bad value. I mean you you mentioned Barnes. So I don't like I don't know if that's the big name or whatever. But I, I would say someone like to buy terrorists or boot Jovanovich those guys there, I mean given about how many MAC, lots are out there. I mean teams are looking for guys you kind of expected. Those guys are gonna get somewhere near that. He's kyri a good value. I mean I work out of Boston ever, the Celtics frugal whatever ten years, and I would say he obviously wasn't good value for them this year. So I mean but he's an unbelievable player. So that's I guess that's the shift away. But I mean for four your max contract for him as your number one guy, I would say, oh, no, no, no. It'd be great. Yeah. I, I don't. I don't want him as my number one, the chances of Klay Thompson, leaving Golden State. I would put that a real slim. Yeah. I saw that yesterday. You're going to, I guess, maybe meet with the Lakers and clippers that may just be sort of posturing to make sure that the warriors only up before max. I wouldn't see in there. If you if you're looking at the Lakers situation, and you say, you could play somebody there who would you put that that fits in that makes sense financially, but fits in with what they're trying to do. I mean you're not you're not talking like Kawhi, Leonard right. Oh, okay. But like I mean, I guess kyri fits with those guys, which is calling. But, but bent does does this fit with them given his personality and how he play. I know he's a wonderful player, but I mean there's a reason why I don't think he's going to go there, a couple of reasons and him, I think he would say that, not a fit for me, because, like I just the team to championship basically by myself with a bunch of like, solid players. I don't want to sort of be a secondary or third, third guy with Anthony Davis. Lebron james. But for me, that's what I would say if I were him you got him in Toronto. Yeah. I mean, I would guess though it seems like it's sort of close to fifty fifty with the clippers, but I, I would tend to lean more towards Toronto now assist gut feeling. But, like, I, I would think that Kawai would fit in there, obviously, like having those three guys would be ridiculous. But you, you know, you're looking at like K D it felt like you know there were teams that are lining up for him. And now you don't get him for a year, and you don't even know what you're getting after that year. But if the Knicks and nets either one, they don't get Kevin Durant. It just feels like they've been gearing up for they cleared cap space. They tanked with the Knicks. I mean, everything was lining up that they were going to get Kevin Durant. What do you think? Kevin durant. Does. On that one. I think I would lean towards the nicks 'cause they can take that gamble like they they're so desperate to than somebody of that caliber, and just have him like at the top of the Bill, even if he misses next year, they, they can be bad again next year. Get another top pick. And then, you know, shop that with those Dallas picks and RJ Barrett. If they were trying to like, build a super team around, Kevin Durant for the twenty twenty twenty twenty one season. I just it seems like all the tea leaves are going towards the Knicks. They're like he's in New York brain, now, it seems like he would have just if, if I were him I would have just picked up that option to stay with the warriors, and maybe go for twenty twenty free agency. I was also wondering about the warriors with if they lose, Kevin Durant. You keep Steph, you got Klay rehabbing, you still have dream on. You're probably losing boogie cousin. Is there a chance that Golden State sneaks in and does what Golden State normally does? And they get somebody that you didn't think you know while you weren't looking that they end up getting somebody. Yeah. I mean well. The this rockets thing source seems to open the door for everybody where it's like, oh, I can just decide I want to sign and trade for somebody. But, but I just don't know if they would have the pieces to sort of make that work like their, their first round picks aren't that attractive? And they're the lower tier, their rosters that attractive to make something like that work. And then they don't really have the, the cap space to get somebody. So unless there's another sort of situation, we don't see coming like the cousins thing last year, where somebody just took a, a mid level exception to play with them. Yeah. Well, it'll be interesting, the first domino to fall. Do you think will be who've been? It seems like Kemba. With the Celtics that almost sounds like it's, it's basically agreed upon. But I, I don't know if that's like a domino, that affects too many others. I guess it's if he doesn't go to the next or something, or the then that still open for Cairo, like wherever he doesn't go is open for tyrod, but the next biggest domino, who knows those guys are also flaky Kawai to rant Irving. I mean I could see anyone of them taking the side. Ben have a great weekend. I know you'll be busy. We appreciate your time. Thanks. I appreciate you have me on. That's been Rohrbach yahu sports. NBA writer take a break. When we come back, the first ever AU a award ceremony. The trophies are in the building back after this support for the Dan Patrick show podcast comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Home is so much more than a house. It's your own little slice of heaven. That's why when you find the perfect place for you and your family, getting a mortgage shouldn't get in the way. 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Stay tuned for sixty seconds of AP news headlines, right after this podcast. Time for the first ever. Hey, you a award ceremony. Thank you. Thank you. And we, it was greatly great. And it was competitive spirited. And you know, I was very proud of what we were able to do. You are not in the basketball that was played. But the fact that we pulled this did you watch the league, I did watch it? It wasn't very good the basketball, but, you know, the production all the camera, people people. Okay in no particular order here is the best player, six Oler, and considering, I think we had two guys who were six four or taller, mclovin, in the big German. Actually checked at the big German, six to not eligible, mclovin. You ended up winning best player would four or. Congratulations. Earned it. Wow. Maybe play of the year play of the year is in this was easy this miss unanimous. It was. Mario's airball. His team play for the title. I don't know. We. The video, it doesn't take great play the year. Yeah. Yeah, it just said play of the year. Places, don't drop it. Brutal. Yeah. But this is for awful play of the year. And this goes tomorrow is. Yeah. Deserve it yacht that one time trophy wa. Best formal postal worker. That goes to seat. No. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Here is best one I'd flair. That is, that's paulie. I patch fans. Congratulations. Thank you. Thank you. With one good eye man has something to put up. This is MVP is not MVP MVP ish. And we're going to give this to the IT guy now. Now. Trophy filled with amino acid team colors. I'll go back to the grill. You get the year's supply create team. This is all heart. No game. This is going to go to the French kid. Yeah. The kid. Hit areas could come the French kid, all park, no games or d. Yeah. Congratulations. Yeah. Congratulations. This is lack of sportsmanship award lack of sportsmanship award. This one was very easy. It's going to go to the big German. Yeltsin everybody would yell at people try to intimidate people congratulate. You. Sportsmanship. This is the most outstanding player and the mob, the mob. This goes to Andrew. Pirlo. Again. You're welcome. Congratulations. Congratulations. Well learn. We know best unorthodox shot. Best unorthodox shot could this be? I'm gonna go with Todd free. The toddler. I didn't say it would going in just. No get out of here. Sportsmanship award these sportsmanship award. This is a guy who actually applauded when the opposition hit the game winning shot. Seton O'Connor workmanship. When I hit the three tiered, he did. Paulie hit the three to beat them. Seton was there to applaud him. And that's what it's all about. This is the least outstanding player and it's the biggest trophy because I want when somebody walks into somebody's house, and speaking of good sportsmanship. I have no good sportsmanship. But this is the least outstanding player and we're going to give this to Dylan. Wow. Oh, the breakfast kit. There you go. Graduations dylan. Dylan one of the stronger shoe games, though. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Always bringing heat least improved player. Now. Once again, we, we couldn't have the budget, we ran out. I ordered as many trophies as possible least improve player was, mclovin. Yeah. He was already great Iran, when he didn't get any better and you were just great. Ray is. Shot of the year. Two days actually hit a three in overtime. That was the Bank dot in all the time. It was wonderful passer the year. Paulie had a pass to Marvin. Yeah. And I have one assist on the season. Did it was bad weather? The comeback player of the year was two days because he was a bust during the game. And then he came back. We also have most improved player was Tyler the creator. And the fall of the year. And this was close because one happened in preseason won't happen during regular season. Todd Fritz gets the full. The year trick. Grip flash of in year, trill, for all. Winter's, yeah. Everybody is a winner, and I want to thank everybody who participated people behind the scenes also those who somehow able to watch this and put up with this, and the real day are the real heroes there as they watched this on the show. So everybody is winner here. The AU a an award ceremony. How does exciting the after part is being nuts. I know going to be crazy. We got. We got me on the grill. Imagine dragons is playing. They are we didn't ask them to they showed up. Imagine dragons will be here coming up next hour and Chris Webber will join us and Chris Simms. He's got his quarterback, lists that have got a question a couple of questions about, well done guys well-done everybody is winner. Yeah. Yes, mclovin. So when do we get started? Again, we're ready drafts. There's a couple of mock drafts out there and, you know, we're going to get you can't draft a player. You had on your team this year. We're officially going with it. Yes, we are. Is there a you a free agency? Is it a free agency period, starting Sunday night coup? Why is going to take a meeting? I'm told with the crush. I think is going to come in and meet with acid talk. By the way. Mclovin ended up averaging fifteen points per game is the leading score NBA. You a last hour on this Friday. Coming up right after this, Dan Patrick show. Coming soon to podcast one, the g z podcast with Rick Fox jas hall, and Todd ROY, log on to see the world behind the east sports you love. And find out what good game really means from the trio, who's taken the business by storm, including the three time NBA champion behind team, echo FOX. Download new episodes of the G g podcast every week on apple podcasts and podcasts one. It's mattress firm sports, July sale, and we're celebrating with our free free free get free access read like a free just pennies to free memory foam pillows and every mattress protector. 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