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Championship Series Review and World Series Preview/Prop Bets with Colton St. Vincent (Live From the 815)

Painting Corners Podcast

45:10 min | 1 year ago

Championship Series Review and World Series Preview/Prop Bets with Colton St. Vincent (Live From the 815)

"Welcome to painting corners your weekly podcast or all things baseball no you're all your host Austin Hartsfield and Dave quick housekeeping welcome to the huge series at the plate and defensively which player was the most shocking to you guys this entire series was that you know just anthony rendon cement absolute cakewalk for the nats they just dominated in every aspect of the game and I it surprised me for sure and rarely catches were but yeah I gotta go with Nat sweep it was kind of just sad watching that because they dismantled the cardinals almost every way possible and brutal the last game series they scored seven runs in the first inning? I mean that's the reverse what Seattle Seattle Saint Louis did too that's was pretty damn good The like Dave Dave said Benintendi had hunt and like the exact same spot it was a little scary how identical the depressing the entire series watching that somebody that didn't pick Saint Louis gave faulkner third co host of the show gave kind of what's the overview of the series for you and Saint Louis Cardinals considering the Andrew Benintendi better catch just last year in the same exact spot the Michael Bradley it was great catch no doubt but the Washington nationals Berg out there dominating chanu little shutting the door and absolutely does not giving you know the cardinals any chance at all and they got to flirty which is something that we really hadn't seen for the past you know the entirety twenty nineteen because you know during the Atlanta series the braves got to flaherty but that was MVP caves or was it somebody else I think for me it was just I'll lumped the starting pitching together just as just to give Kudos to them just how amazing they were from how was it was that those four games better than that one brantley catch a back Dave on this one I think we all were expecting a six game or seven game series like we all said that in the preview show mandate both had the nats and you had the cardinals but yeah it was justice during throwing what seven no hidden innings I mean the first two starters of the series between Sherzer and Sanchez had two hits and then you get Stevens drops it's Much more surprising that they went on to steamrolled a good Saint Louis team they Michael Brantley may catch confession time I picked the shit out of Saint Louis and it was the what's more surprising dave the Michael Brantley cats or the nationals utter dominance of the St. Louis Cardinals definitely the national sweeping I wanNA start with a question we're starting with question most days and it just makes everything easier because it helps us get into the show it helps you know get everybody talking get everybody involved in as of errors on the opposing side you know there was a little Osuna magic happening out there in left field kind of costing flaherty runs but not to the extent that that was before China so definitely surprised with the sweep I thought that Washington was going to win that series unpredictable like six or seven I did not think it was going to be four or five especially sweet but I think he the headers had no chance of getting any you know you gotta get hits to score runs and it was literally impossible I mean Annabelle Sanchez setting the tone going out swept the Saint Louis cardinals have been to the five of the last nine years or something ridiculous like that and they did it in dominating fashion they almost threw three no hitters but forget the cardinals the cardinals done the cardinals are over you know we could see the use of you you know want soda in the also get Victor Robles who had a guy and he batted just three hundred this this series and played unbelievable defense random about four hundred and like you said cemented a what could be the bottom from Sanchez Strasbourg but I would probably say Ramadan as a standout with a art mentioned to trae Turner I walked returner betray turn since the all-star break in into the playoffs before the series so really struggling there I think kind of the opposite way of that too with how with Yelich going down but I think wins that but that's a different discussion but the nationals made it look easy and they may Jack Larry Look like early season Jack Anybody even come close to hitting not really I mean you know we talk about guys submitting their case you know when we talk about playoffs I feel like one of the names always comes up is Clayton Kershaw just because of the lack of playoff success you know you had a guy last year David price shattering those demons of the past this year is David Price Saint Louis candidate the ball and they had problems with that the beginning and of the season and it really crept back up with because besides Martinez doing extent is Max Scherzer I mean you know he's at one rough star but since then he has been absolutely just flat out on helpful the Washington nationals name new go out there and you just flat out dominate like that and not only that you have teammates behind you in Corbin mean who has obviously struggled as postseason he's the weakest link to this point but another teammate and the absolutely flat out dominant showing Stephen Strasburg dominance or Max Sherzer shattering demons I have to go with a little bit of both just because they've both stepped up in a big way from the nationals would he could do possibly his entire career of it wasn't injury riddled and Stephen Strasburg more impressive this off season this postseason Gabe so as Strasbourg you can't really ask much more From the two of them I mean you know has anybody had more to do with this nationals run than how he kendrick now and when you're a guy like mixers with the with your legacy on the line with the city on your back watching a team that has never been to the championship series had some of these guys wear rollerblades and Soto Don Eaton Turner there were some guys that like they weren't the best but they did their part man the those two are on you know who knows where the team would be right now they they could be a home watching the dodgers and who's Astros Point in the world series so I I gotta go with both I mean you got to give both guys credit Shire's went out there and grinded every start eighty three with over thousand Oprah's she's not bad for an old man there and speaking old men Ryan Zimmerman had agreed series ready because Jacqueline was not good the first two months season he had over forty IRA he was struggling a lot he was not getting swing missed soft that he's been getting here in that just didn't happen for one team but they're catcher batted four hundred rope La's batted three seventy-five how he kendricks Ren Dome Trade Turner Eaten had some time forget him going in the world series they're going to be in trouble I wanNA give a shout out to the GM of washing nationals like Rizzo solely because he goes out makes them very sneaky good moves in having Hudson come in at the trade deadline and bolstering that that bullpen and he had a great year keeping some guys out there I crucified him last year the deadline for not selling off guys like Bryce Harper and some other veterans that should have got rid of that they didn't even resign Harper being the biggest child to both the GM's in the world series currently between Jeff Llano and Microsoft two guys that built their teams significantly differently and hits whenever they need it I mean the oldest and obvious Mvp I think it in Osceola MVP in history they said in the last ten years or something like that thirty six years now repeat this year like everybody thought they were going to obviously there was significant situations there but Kansas city royals never got back after winning their New York mets absolutely we hits I mean the only person that really struggled with Soto and she had a pretty good night that the game forty ended up going to for four there so he's struggled but is old news out there ballin crushing it it's not like four four doubles in the in lcs humanity and just managed to get there in the astros gates to get there again you know after a series of three year runs to where if you think about it right but let's go to this Astra Yankee series kind of an interesting series because all the momentum changed with three pitches in game two the next five years cubs teams of kind of faded away. You know that SOX team didn't rebuilt rebound this year like everybody not read and rebound big props to him for what could have been a huge disaster and set the franchise back it actually helped them and made them go forward by getting rid of Harper and bringing I mean am I wrong they're talking phantom check swing and then called strike three yeah I mean it was you know definitely game-changer obviously very early in the series so definitely didn't dictate the series I will say the umpiring was terrible in this series where I think last year's ball he knows the rules inside and out and you've seen it in the replay error with the mookie Betts play in right field very similar to George Springer you know going you know he ended up with batting two fifty which looks bad but he went over foreign last game when they're up seven nothing and that's what really did amend before going into games and if anything he hurts himself because of the three extra cap at the end of the but he didn't they kept them they held onto and they held onto their GM this year one you knew it was gonna come back it's room three hundred million dollars over ten years he said no he signs for thirteen years three thirty clues didn't want to be there the money differences almost nothing in that case I think about the teams that have won world series. You know it's always like aw team is so young thing two thousand sixteen cubs right like all this team is going to be around each side had pirating times in the series and I don't know if one way good at worse than the other but when Houston tied up in game two the in the series to outside of a guy like MVP candidate Alex Bregman Weird You Know Gurriel finally Kinda turned it on in the end assize rundown probably not you know he's the St Pierce of Twenty Twenty Nineteen Yeah it is it's a really good analogy for you you know pull him his team out whenever they needed to get lcs with the Red Sox Houston they actually had buyers and as of an hour ago Angel Hernandez will not be empire the world series which is amazing because he is First Base Bang Bang planes but when it comes to you know just straight up Baltin strikes knowing the game I think he's one of the best Empire League but anyway moving on from that fell off win win win getting they're the only exception to this rule was like the two thousand eleven did I mean the two thousand ten to two thousand fifteen giants and even then after that the guys like Patrick Corcoran and Daniel Hodson and all the other guys he brought in free agency in trade market you know before we get into the world series but I just have to immediately fell off so the ability for Jeff Lonzo to build a team after tanking obviously which is what they did forever which I don't understand why Astros fans are like we should get rid of tanking ball out of his hand that was Joe West mid call way back when the guy knows baseball terrible in the field terrible when it comes to outs and plays at the plate or you know plays the and in game six but you know outside of a guy like Jordan Alvarez every single person in that top of the order hit you know out to just charisma to so let's get to the less I mean I guess more interesting series of the two that you say less interesting series because I'm biased as hell you having robust play all year having guys like Howie Kendrick in the lineup still team keeping Mr Nat around having those things in Yankee pitching just you know it's one of those things where it's either honor it's off and one of the most horrendous cases of that is Aroldis Chapman smiling series you know we talked about the catch but you know we had three or four for the series and had some big timely heads but you know the Yankees gave away a lot by allowing a lot of walks a young kids I mean seeing somebody that's mommy I know patrol was that guy for me growing up and I'm sure all to be the guy for guys now I mean even guys in the end of the there's all night astros team and he can pick up on that if he's sitting on a pitch you it's GonNa go far and that's exactly what he did and then the smile well here's the thing I had a problem with he throws an above a hundred mile an hour fastball that most hitters cannot touch is one of those things where I with game on that word you know it was actually a perfect ending because you had one woman abuser blow it and then the other woman abuser blow it said you Kinda at least for me I took a deep breath okay Houston's kind of back now different starts rolling a little bit I mean they got good heading out pretty much every because you were so successful at it and how you people not to be able to do it but you know just props to Jeff Ho- especially and obviously props to pops goings game four he's been well over three hundred was crushing it but man they just got hitting from everybody and it's something that the other series in the AL that will be generation right after me to where he's an inspiration because I'm not very tall Ainhoa when you see guys your size on tv it's very inspirational is pretty cool will a guy that is a dark horse candidate and I think that is the x factor to the Astra's actually winning the world series Michael Brantley had a great thing just it it brightened my day up just because I I hate Chapman and those Oona for that matter but like that's cool nobody chapman colleague shot a gun at his girlfriend like you know he's kind of all time scumbag and it was nice to see him blow it from a Human Babi but Joe West is not as well which actually surprises me. 'cause I think Joe West the best strike zone in the majors I don't know if that's a hot take versus some it's just that it was fun for me to watch mean Dave what was your reaction to seeing that on TV But he he tried to get Cutini through to back to back eighty six mile an hour sliders to al today and Altuve as one of the smartest sitter uh he is he's pretty good behind the plate tears you terrible in the field is very good upon the play the thing that Joe is very good at he might be the best crew chief at all you just missed it in the top ninth inning with digital here this year and you saw all the way back in two thousand and four when a-rod hit brought royals hand on it MM perspective from the game expected though the smile it wouldn't have bothered me if he was walking off and laughed it off because what do you do you know when people say tip your cap ABC takes him to town gave what was your reaction after you saw Chapman's pearly whites after you just ended the Yankee season listening to her pretty steady so that's a good sign for them going to the world series they have guys hit instead he and then when they aren't making contact their crushing it on the flip side of that for the Astros it was more timely than than anything springer didn't have a good series Carrera didn't have a good series Grell didn't have a good series but when in a little league ballpark helps too but you know roster construction is something that's always fascinated me with the Yankees because it seems to change with the era and the hit the ball the hit home runs girl had unlucky series I think he went like forty straight at bats a strikeout he just keeps hitting the ball right to people on like Alvarez who system absolute fina man just you can't say enough about what else so that means baseball at this point you know what he means but I do I do cut jabbing some slack there because it was Kinda like a shock moment was like Hong like Yup that's that's definitely gone we definitely just lost the smiles kind of a tip your cap thing it's like God he got me he beat me Oh he did but he's gotTa stood there and he was like like Yep that's just kind of get off the field very good at baseball and historically as well gave what did you think of the series from the Yankee side obviously we know that Houston pitched very well and they got very good good timely the Yankees now that was their pitching off pretty much all serious adamant of you know who could strike Babe Ruth every time can't get majorly hit out in this era because he just stunk pretty much the entire people's liking especially fan too were like dude like everybody just ran out the field these constantly look like an idiot but like you're saying Austin the hitting definitely this could be the last time I step on mountains Yankee this kinda sucks so I give them a little credit there just for the smile but I think he just lingered around a little too long for me post-season Yes but the Yankee batters outside of digitally mayhew and Liver Torres were terrible they do get over the home well I think they just Kinda got unlucky this series props to them for jumping on lander think Yeah I mean it doesn't make sense with Stanton on the roster I think that's just an Aaron Boone thing and to be fair I put it might have been corrobos from barstool but it was something like Aaron Boone went to talk individuals every single player in the clubhouse after get some hits I mean he just was another guy on the bench I just don't get that yeah I'm yeah I mean also this is the first time the first decade ever since one thousand nine hundred ten that the Yankees will not win the world series in the decade and that's it there off towards the end and I think people did notice that but looking at guys like Lemay who who they're only going to have one more year but judge Torres Andrew Heart when he gets better I don't know just a thought yeah I mean I think everybody needs to start going towards ob p. and when you look at a guy you know this team is literally built on the long ball it seems like you know playing I don't get is why do they keep Giancarlo on the roster when they could have brought on a bat that could help them you know weakness there you know if I'm the Yankees I try to move on from stand in heartbeat as well as some of these big big hitter guys like I think dee needs to go I think Edwin fascinating things I've ever heard like despite who you root for that is a fascinating STA statistics in it's just kind of same oh I'm in the Yankees are we'll get boone a little credit you know he's definitely good for the the the boys out there you know you don't hear anything badly set about him and the judge included and you kind of look at how they're constructing their team you might want to get away from the guys that WanNa back to forty to fifty hit forty home runs and I mean I guess there were a few poor managing decisions of that and then needs to go I think they need to move Gary Sanchez to d. h. because he's not that great if the catcher in once again terrible in the postseason just nine that one thirty just not good in the postseason they need to go Brett Gardner he had a terrible postseason after having a career year that started very hot a trailer game before they left and that's just like a good management thing to do not every manager's going to do that not every manager's go around personally probably to everybody that that time maybe to get him on the plane and he says Monday painting corners why are you getting upset on Monday will because the world series is tomorrow and we want to be able to comment on it without having seen a game at this point so arable who should have been pitch at bat earlier I'm surprised AJ hinch to do that in the first place but they got timely hitting along with guys like L. to Brantley Astros and into Frazier's defense I guess is when you're that much better than the rest of the competition around you and when the Yankees home and Jio at their base those kind of guys you want Clint Frazier who's just rotting away in aaa they need to bring those guys up play him and stop going to get guys at just hit home runs more you know the first year they were a little tough on the news last year but better than it was last year which isn't hard to do but he is better I saw a tweet Africa was from maybe says something in there you know at the end boys and he goes out the CC or something but good to see that but maybe Brian Cashman didn't want stanton off the roster because it was shown three run home run that was all very Linda gave was that home run last runs the game that was a dvd just got a nice swing on it and Centeno and alley this year was quote unquote next man up and you're never the next Mandy called up I'd be kind of pissed too now that the Yankees are limited no the cardinals are eliminated goes into trade Zuma's creating this year he he performed really well actually in the postseason hero when he needed to be at times hitting as of home runs by all to their end but the Yankees in Korea and springer and Gorell would you think of the Yankees and how could they look at there is closed frazier has attitude issues that's my thing that's at least what I've heard yeah he's got issues though I feel like he'd be fine on the red sox or fight on the it's time to look back on Giancarlo Stanton Trade and the label is and you know I still like the what does that was game five yeah game pitching showdown because the next really do accident look good. DD got the big hit John Carlos Stanton they trade Marcelo's Zona and they trade Christian Yelich that's the topic for next week once we don't have a world series to cover so we can go more in depth than that so that's during the for the first two during the brave series at least the braves offseason they trade Dee Gordon trait that marlins off season they trade Dee Gordon they trade we're gonNA start with Colton who do you like in the series and how many games I think this is going to be a bloodbath this series has the exact makings of like a Red Sox rockies where it's just like tainting corners football free but no sweets because there's been so many cool moments and so many like clips I just feel like they have the better team I wouldn't be surprised if the nats won't either they're hot And then the postseason that early history Max Scherzer Garrett Cole but before we dive into that and give our complete predictions we have to introduce guest and do you think about this Chicago cubs playoffs over well Austin I off great editing really good at cutting one clip some of these are actually pretty good I'm liking them so yeah so let's get to you guys you guys kick it off all right so let's go ahead and start out with just series odds in general is all it takes is getting hot so if the nats can carry their momentum over like I'm going to be interesting to see how the lots Betas fools baseball videos on youtube you know that he's done a video on the hype machine Stephen Strasburg Washington national hitting machine Juan Soto who is ridiculous putting next to another clip you are insane congratulations ins number two I was on as a pre season gambling preview heavy money on both astros sweep and Astros winning four one six fifty sweep plus five hundred for four one I'm feeling or degenerate gambling segment because it's a world series in what would a world series be without a little bit a gambling so this next segment right here is with our good friend from got exactly one of two correct world series teams and one team I honestly didn't realize that they would much and then the best thing ever lenders and his most popular video and you know that's just a shameless plug for Guy Bailey so yeah you should be watching it that has that I just love sports baseball as always we don't talk about football I'm feeling great right now this is painting corners this is baseball so you bet with your heart it's a lot easier I'm not that smart either so like betting with my brain's not like anything else you bet yards and you can point us like a raise world series where the team makes a huge Cinderella run the get to the world series and a and they're up against a huge favor are gonna live on forever this playoffs rule I is the first MLB playoffs I am winning money on let's do this ironic that the cubs are playing in your winning a good there Dave what do you think in here I am thinking that I'm going to take the over multiple games including game one I think that sore have like the the hitting drills were really suck ass so that I didn't realize that the cubs we're going to be so bad and and what do I think about it it's awesome how about that it's not but it kind of is fools baseball world series and with the world series Gabe hooligans going to win the world series and why Astros just because nine-game line just because they've been sitting for a while but I I wouldn't be surprised if the nats stole this from the Astros probably the best pitching ships that will ever see in world recent five easy yeah Houston and five and I think I might you know just sprinkle Houston in four plus eight hundred on the thing that I have in front of me Houston in five and the Washington nationals and six think you're insane gave what are we thinking here how many games who wins a huge fan but everyone's like you know what they've got this far the astros are going to smoke them easy I would be shocked if it went to six games and that's why I put live from the eight one five now that the finale is over after reaching one hundred episodes it is golden state in here we go cold and what do you think about this world series in how many games is going to be there I would put to bed down and I would do we start the year had high hopes for your Israel is picking Pita Lonzo correctly for announce feasibly died that ask yeah but right now that's that's the most important part I didn't know that they that they were gonna run the that the offense here's why and here's why I know you said like a Colorado thing we're like oh they're coming in and asked to be you're their hot this team by the way that I picked to win the end it's nauseating garbage so at their middle their middle bullpens terrible but Hudson and doolittle or fine so nationals averaged five point three runs a game during during the postseason run so far astros only averaging three point seven runs a game and guess what it's still going to be a bloodbath and I hate the city of Houston this is not can anybody give me a way that the nationals win the series Gabe can oh here we go yeah okay so here's here's what's going to happen yeah is very good that they're probably GonNa win this but Washington has gotten hitting from everybody and their pitching is just as good season that their starting pitching ask under thirteen and a half so you're telling me right now you're and I really like eight to one odds who who doesn't love to one odds so let's put it that way did you said nationals in six yeah yeah he's insane vandals Sir has thrown a lot he's cookies there he's probably gonNA have to in this world series because their bullpen is Houston Astros gods of the world series and got absolutely slaughtered by the likes of one year Ebay and Paul Kinetico so pods oh Corbin Strasbourg sherzer all go out and dominate Soto rundown Zimmerman Kendrick all those guys robe less oh God not that agree under please don't say easy money I just did and I'm going to again because I have written down all my bets and they are uh guys let's go ahead and think about this now total home runs hit in the twenty nineteen world series thirteen and a half cold guy. It's better than Yankee stadium by far but it's not much better than other blazes agree with the under here I think there's too many good starting pitchers in the series under under under for sure back from the dead for this easy money that's I three point three seven five that's all my head home runs per game I'm going to go on her that's easy money I'm writing that down all easy money the only thing that's scary is playing in Houston but they're only going to have to gains in Houston started because Washington is a lot harder than home runs in because we joke about me be biased if I was being biased I think I would say astros in six because I still can't convince myself that the nationals win the series I mean yes is plus six hundred I mean yeah naturally who's mowing their lawn the baseball's a Disney movie well here they've been they've been playing out of their minds and the Astros at the hi it's October it was what is going honestly let's talk about the inferior Chicago team this series could look like the two thousand five world series the last time party 2017 that the I agree with cold near that's that that that's gotta be easy money like there's no way up to slam on microphone if we keep saying easy money this is like the most ever series somehow miraculously goes seven games right because that's how mathworks they would have to score six six and a half runs a game in order to reach that total they're not doing that exactly just take all the unders because that's going to be awesome this is awesome student debt is going to be gone in four games for me in Houston is GonNa win just wrote the screenplay dreams three like there isn't even a tube yet I was gonna say well it's going to be when the Yankees played the White Sox God it could just be somebody driving from their

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 753  Steamer Hitting Projections

FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball

1:01:24 hr | 1 year ago

The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 753 Steamer Hitting Projections

"Episode seven fifty the boss in this Thursday November seventh. I'm your host post war and I am joined by Justin Mason Justin. How you hang in there kid is super sick? I I am sick so it is that time of year. Eight sounds sounds wonderful but we're not going to chat too much. They were working on a hard stop. We got lots. Let's talk about so we're going to dive in get into a bit of news and then dive into some of the steamer stuff. That's come out of the steam projections are out. You can take a look at them We're GONNA get hitters today. Some of the leaders different categories and then some interesting pliers just some guys who were really interesting just in the season that we had and what they might be able the do according to steamer at least in twenty twenty. But let's start with something that's making some big news and it was a comment by Alexander topless the GM of the braves which is being taken A very Very poorly and kind of like a kind of always knew it and now here we are basically. What he said was every day you get more information and we've had time to connect with twenty any seven of the clubs obviously Astros nationals being the world series tied up a chance to get a sense of what the other clubs are going to look at look to free agency and who might be available in trades? So that is being looked at as basically collusion and the. But it'll be. Yea Thank you okay. I am struggling to see it as as big of a deal as it's it's being made would you not when you're saying. Hey is johnny available yes you know. We're we'RE WE'RE GONNA be looking here. We're going to get some backfield here on the market like obviously I don't want teams colluding and holding down prices in the last is free agency was awful and needs to be fixed. I'm not here to suggest that to me this comment. I don't necessarily see the smoking gun and that the others do of like it's here. We go this is We're exposed them you know he's telling on himself when I I talked to teams about yeah I mean if if Arnie and the Tampa Bay rays and I and I'm talking to the braves about a potential trade. I'm going to say hey. I'm looking for a starting pitcher. Is that collusion. No now do these teams collude. I sure so. I guess that's the thing is that we know it's happening. I just I think this is overplaying. The hand a little bit. It's way over point. I guess that that's where my point is and so I don't want to take away from the fact that I don't disagree with the notion that that teams are You know on the same page of and and really manipulating the way the frigid markets working. Now so they can have it both ways as where they pay guys on on young deals nothing they star out there. They're great they go to free agency and then they say well. Now we're not gonNa pay you for stuff you've already done. And so their winning both ways. I'm not GonNa sit here and pretend that that's not the case because it is and it's garbage. This is not reached the problematic levels goals that has been purported to he did issue a statement last night in advance to the general manager meetings. I called around the clubs or the possibility of potential trades at no not during any of these calls. was there a discussion of individual free agents or the braves intention with respect to the free agent market to the extent I indicated otherwise media availability on Monday. I misspoke and I apologize for confusion. So yeah you know. He's being hammered over it. I mean it's it's you don't investigate a murder by locking walking up. The first person sees spitting street. It's just it's just. It seems again overplaying the hand it seems a little bit A little bit much there but won't we'll keep an eye on it in case anything else comes of it however or ten generally. I should say there now. Out Rumors that Atlanta is is making Madison bumgarner priority. Something that you know. They were rumored pretty heavily during the trade deadline as as a potential landing spot for him and then Then your beloved giants went on a big run and made it difficult to really justify making making a lot of trades so they ended up keeping him. He's of course been given the qualifying offer. He's not gonNA take it. Be Able to get a multi year deal The braves being the closest club North Carolina we use a lot of that To figure out ideas were guys make it can definitely work. I'm not suggesting adjusting than that. It can't don't overdo it but Where do you see bumgarner going? Do you think that this is a good fit in. Atlanta was the likelihood it also The question was likelihood that he just stays in reentered the giants. There's been some talk that he could end up back in back in San Francisco. I think it'd be silly One I just don't see them as is going. You be competing in the next four to five years. So why would you sign a guy to weigh four or five year contract and Pam a bunch of money. Just I mean I understand. He's facing the franchise kind of guy but you know they paid them pretty well through arbitration in stuff stuff like that. I don't think they owe him anything necessarily so I mean unless he's giving a discount in the same way that like Matt keene did when he kind of re up with the giants. I don't see them spending that kind of money on him. Yeah and it wouldn't seem mm-hmm particularly smart I don't I don't really think that they should even if they feel like. Hey we can kind of expedite this to getting back into do because they don't seem to want to do a full tear really can't as the problem like it's like there's no expediting this process you've you've taken on a ton of bad add contracts. I I don't know if they're very little in the farm system. It's you know you took your shot this last last year. you've got a few more tradable assets in a guys like Cueto if he can come back healthy and so Marcia if he can sustain what he did last year you know maybe even Crawford or Belt obviously contracting is too bad Detroit at this this point and ensuing Longoria but You know try to trade those guys off. Continue the rebuild and all that jazz So I just don't see there being a point Getting your age I agree again. It's still wouldn't surprise me. which is the dumpster? I guess I just don't know what up in Atlanta. It's close to home to good. They need that that kind of Frontline starter. They're not going to be in the race for a guy like Strasbourg Or coal so I think is this. It's kind of now. They should be I mean they they should be the ones who are paying coal boatload of money. They've got a you know a young team With you know cheap talent. They don't have a you know awful payroll like they should be going after Colle. I mean Kohl's really their next step towards towards the world series but I mean a poor man's got a bad not a bad fit their coal or excuse me Bumgarner Garner Saroka both freed and then figure out the fifth bryce Wilson Kyle Ryan Anderson at Cetera et Cetera. Not Too bad but but I agree going for Strasbourg or coal to really get that that bona fide number one ace would be in Atlanta's best interest let's say in In Free Agency talk here with how Kendrick drawing some interest from Tampa Bay and Miami. I mean this kind of fits as far as those two teams being Penny pinching teams and how he Kendrick not making lot coming off brilliant year as a part time player. Three hundred seventy plate appearances with a three four four three nine five five seventy two line seventeen homers. He was awesome. Obviously he won't be that good again. I don't I don't believe so I mean maybe but it's unlike but he's you know he's always a solid bat like he's just a solid bat definitely seems like it would fit something that Tampa Bay likes to do with both the GM is in a billion about around aspects. Well yeah also that but so yeah. It's kind of the perfect fit for them. As far ars Miami you know. They're just looking to fill in. As far as it's fantasy prospects for Kendrick Miami would probably be the bashful play-by-play fulltime close. Do you wanted to see join him do that. Then you're probably rooting for Miami. Sounds good evening. Tampa Bay sounds good to me. Only because let's free Carter key. He Boom Yes yes for sure for sure. Now it's really going to be interesting to see you know. Obviously he's not anywhere near the level of rundown condone or Strasbourg but he was a world series playoff hero for sure and so they have three playoff heroes. Who Comes back? Who doesn't and we'll see if Kendrick ends up going back to Washington? I don't think he will. I tend to agree with that. We'll see if he goes to one of the four. Two teams steamer has met to ninety nine three fifty four four seventy eight in seven plate appearances with fourteen homers and four stolen bases. That's a nice little plug and play player right With the with limited playing time though it really does have to be deeply. I think you start with Kendrick and fifteen mixers and have to get deeper from there. I just don't now that you can do it in ten twelve teams. Yeah it'd be. It'd be real difficult to Ross. I mean unless you have a real deep bench in the twelve team. I think he's He's kind of a plug and play guy. You lose your second Baseman You need to grab someone off the wire. Yeah Kendrick in like a ten twelve teamers guy who ends up on seventeen throughout the year just rotating him on and off. You know you fill in at your first base film in at second base for a little while somebody fills them and the Outfield I. I don't know if he qualifies recently. Had like triple eligibility recently. Okay so we'll see what he has next year but that's the kind of guy that Kendrick is never quite good enough to keep but can be abandoned for you for a couple of weeks at a time. Let's move of into steamer and get a little bit deeper here with the hinders and talk about some of the projects that they have for leaders and then some of the Interesting players is that we saw in eighteen. Excuse me in nineteen and what they could do in twenty. Let's start with the leaders. Now is probably won't surprise folks but I was a little surprised because I didn't do. Steamer six hundred just did regular steamer and they had John Carlos Stanton leading with fifty two homers. Well clear of the pack with my at forty four and I guess you know the obviously. That's that's projecting a full rebound of health. And and just pure excellence for Giancarlo. Stanton where do you stand on that. And what did you think when you saw a fifty to one twenty two type season here but The home run leader for Stanton Man. This is hardly e. He's only hit forty home runs or more in one season though the MVP. That's it. I mean other than that. He thirty eight The year after and then thirty seven and two thousand twelve and two two thousand fourteen so in the the bugaboo for him is always been the health can he stay on the field in this year. It wasn't wasn't a matter of a bunch of fluke injuries. Like we've had in the past with him. It was a just a bunch of injuries. which makes me very Scared to draft him in the second round for my main event team again. See and that's one of the things about Stanton. It's like the price is cheaper cheaper but it's certainly not cheap is is Kinda the the the distinction I would make for it. It's not they took him in The the pitcher Luis experts mark. Where got him or actually no it was? It's not that I took. It was the the magazine mock that I did the other night off to see where I where I got him so I got him CI. He went he went fifty fourth. Nour's fifth round Deneau which is actually better took him fifty fifth and this is a fifteenth. Okay so so right there right there where right there we're GONNA okay. You know what I thought it was pretty. It was a little bit higher. You're going off top my head there from from what I thought and I'm wrong so Yeah it was Fifty five average in the too early mocks. Okay it looks like Stanton is actually coming with some discount. And that's pretty solid discount. I I actually think that there is some some reason to jump in there. where I'm more interested? I think if you can get them advocate of discount now he went in the third round of my Pitcher lists mock. I can't do that knowing that the twelfth so let's see one two three four five six. He went six pick pick thirty in my in in my pitcher list mark that I can't do but if I'm seeing him still on the aboard out around pick forty five. Pick fifty That that's something I'll do especially if like let's say you're lucky enough to draw the first overall pick You grab a Kewnya and then you can grab stanton and a starting pitcher on the turn when it comes back to you for two three like I liked that start. Yeah I can get behind that for sure. There's just risk invent definitely but at least there there is actually some pricing of into the into the draft cost. Now which again I feel like hasn't really been the case. In in recent years I feel like a lot of times with stanton. It's it's everyone everyone's ready to still pay the premium him. And so okay. Yeah that that that works and again fifty two homers to lead the league is the projection. That's pretty interesting and And and we'll see I will say this though the second that he we've been talking about this a lot with certain guys. The Second Daddy's clubbing spring training homers. You'd know that prices surging. I don't even know that. He know that he needs to glove spring training homers. I think if he is completely helpless just plain rain. It's going to be the same thing with I think another guy we're gonNA talk. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk about neck so here here's a good transition modesty Montezuma's on is these healthy going into spring training his price just drums through the roof. Oh for sure. And he's projected to lead the league with forty five stolen stolen bases second is trade turner so the homer and stolen base leaders have a little bit of a gap between them. I didn't even mention. I don't even have written down the second place in runs and RBI's because because it's so close but with these two. I purposely wanted you to see the second place because it was such a big A big jump there and Monte of course is dealing with the EH recovered from Labor surgery on his shoulder and You know there is some concern of the Mike Athenian Affect which we've discussed you can check out previous custodes for that forty five stolen bases. I agree with that as well with regards to the second that he looks healthy out there. Even if he's not ripping ripping a bunch of bases in spring up the price Through the roof here. And let's see where he went. He went in the with the last pick in the fourth round of my league. Where did mine go in your pitcher lists in my pitcher list? I believe he went prettier. Oh yeah he went in and as the he went to Alex Chamberlain The ninth pick tenth. Pick of the of the second round so okay. He went much later in that in in the magazine mock. I can't remember exactly where but I was. It was like one of those where he was still on the board. UNFORTU- you like the. It was scheduled at a time where I have to pick up both of my kids from different daycares Like you know L. Fan graphs own. Mike Warner helped me out. He did the draft for me while I was on the phone forum for the first like our okay So so somebody kept going modesty still there mondays anyway not doing it. I've said I'm not taking him in an early draft aft- especially if a magazine drive so for those who don't know like these magazine drafts are done super early because it takes time to print right you know. They've got a former magazine magazine. So you know when you see like a football magazine the mock draft is done like in May or June. Exactly -aseball one in there being done right now in gun in late October early November. These magazines get released in late January early February. You can can look really stupid. And that's one of those guys. Were I feel like I could look really stupid and so I just stay away from. Yeah we we've just stated basically as a general rule here that we're not drafting wanted to see until the spring if we get any shares. They're going to be spring shares. I'd rather pay the higher price with some certainty. Then take the the risk that you know that I just don't get those because when you draft him you really lay off on steals so you you know with someone like Stanton you never lay off on power so yes. Losing him is difficult. But you know if you click on a on a pita John's though that the next version of course but you know those who. I'm sure there's plenty of people who drafted Stanton and Alonzo and they didn't really from Stanton. It was covered by Alonzo. Oh and you can find that mid round power bat who does more than expected friend. Mile radius hits forty four next year or something he would cover your stanton pick back. Obviously you'd love to pair the two but you can have coverage. You don't really draft to cover Monday. You kinda take him and then get maybe one more steals a AH guy at apple or if you know like we talked about anything in the last episode you and I did the fact that Mike Messini has never or had a guy run wild on his team some people point to the fact that he just never had that kind of player which spare so we will see. This is the Tesla dozen years of managing. He never had a player steal more than twenty five basis. He Tommy Fan was the most in two thousand seventeen. Stole Twenty Five. That's it like. That's that's a large sample it. Really it is and I can't think of who you know. There may have been someone as fast as Monte. But I'm sure they were burners could've gone off that first contract I mean he was a guy who'd dude stolen bases in the past called long always pretty fast Colton long is one of the few guys that have stolen fifteen under Mike machine so so I just I have a really really hard time believing that he's going to let the guy you know. Have fifty taps. Yeah I I think. That's a valid concern to at least keep in the back of your mind there to health is the real issue. I guess just checking on Spring Cohen one not that fast capable of running running though and has been stifled by Mancini. So we'll see what he does. Move over to runs and not terribly surprising here. Mike Trout one hundred twenty. You know these elite yeah. He's elite is a despite not being the best team just as ability to constantly get on base. They like him to lead the league in runs. I don't know if there's a whole lot more to say there. He's got a two run lead over. mookie Betts Mike Trout. Do you think would draft him. Do you think he's good circuit. Thank you and to me to see him like you know 'cause. NFC started their drafts on Tuesday. They're slow drafts. And it's so weird Dec- people screen shot the beginning. Parts of their slow draft and Mike Trout is not in the top two. Now you see him a lot at two and and three a lot just a weird feeling so I'm a I mean. I don't even know that I believe like I. I'm I'm not dead set that he's not going to run again either. I know that the really slowed down this year with the injuries that he had though I mean starting madden runs. But if he's fully healthy and if you put twenty five again it just wouldn't be that surprising but forty four one. twenty-one thirteen with fourteen steals in two hundred ninety six that's still a viable number one if you wanna take him so that's my trout. RBI's stand at one twenty two where disgust him batting average. Now this is continues to kind of be an interesting one. Every year move onto batting average I just wanted to point out with my trout. His projected acted WRC. Plus one seventy two second. Is Alex Bregman at one forty nine. That's and so I mean like I understand people want to take a KUNA and yell edge There's no there's nothing wrong with taking you. Those guys is over. Mike Trout but Mike. Trout is still an amazing baseball player. Taken my child is ill all really arnel absolutely really agree there now. The batting average one has continued to be kind of an interesting one in especially in recent years believe why junior was the steamer projected batting having having worked last year. Which obviously really surprised folks and did not come to fruition? This year it's Lewis Arise from the Minnesota twins a guy that I've Become come a recent fan of after really kind of being sold on him and and doing more work on what he could be and he comes through as the top guy now the three thirty four last year heavy contact guy basically. I think what you really lookout with Louis Arise is outside of the catcher. eligibilty he was. What will invest the deal? You was supposed to be and He's even a little bit better in that he can take a walk with as the neo never strikes out weird profile but he never walks. I either. Yeah it's it's kind of an extreme profile. I mean we're talking in his three hundred and one plate appearances four percent strikeout. Two percent walk now. Arise only eight percent strike out ten percent walk though so they've got him to for three hundred nineteen average What did you think when you saw three eleven excuse exceeded three eleven? What did you think when you saw the initial reaction is this is another flag junior situation where projection systems just have a hard time projecting some of these young players whereas they don't have a long track record in the majors? You start to dig through the numbers and you go. I don't know that I want to project him for three thirty one but three eleven eleven with three project them for that but his are really back it up. I'm not sure yet. What is swigging project under? Three hundred swigging strike was last year. It's dumb it's like four and there you go like. He doesn't swing and miss he puts the ball in play. And you know if I'm telling you this is AH. This was the guy I thought was just empty batting average. Don't don't really worry about it. Batting average is definitely the driving force with Louis Arise. But there's a little bit more. They're like he's not a burner earner anything like that. And he's not going to become power stud but when you have this core skill this is a foundation to build on simply being able to put the ball in play late this often with quality. Contact that and you don't swing and miss and you know how to take a walk. That's great foundational skill. He's going to be twenty three next here. I'm in and I don't I don't disagree necessarily what this projection. The three eleven is going to lead the league but of course they don't project for like three thirty you you know but it's just it's too hard to put is at that sort of level by the way will. Do eyeballing it. He's about ten. So this is interesting you go and look at his stat stat cast data and you would think that it may be. He's not GonNa hit you. Know he's W obviously not a power hitter so you're not thinking like the hard hit percentage Inge Enj- or the exit velocity. You're going to be high and they're not hard. Hit percentages was in the bottom four percent of the league last year that they're the part that really jumps out at me is is his barrel percentage. I would think with the amount of contact that he makes that eat. Avocado decent barrel percentage or at least league average right no bottom nine percent of the league actually. Maybe doesn't surprise me as Mike so much. Contact that it can't be good and and you know. Oh He's so good at it gets pitches. He doesn't swing and miss. But there's GonNa be some than almost like maybe that would have been better as a swing and miss to get to the next pitch but instead because Lewis is has such good back to ball he made contact on it and hey maybe some of them are gonNA fall for hits but yeah that that doesn't fully shock me but can you develop to. That's the thing develop and and make some of that content that heavy volume of contact contact into better contact and hit even just I dunno thirteen fourteen homers in only hit four three hundred sixty six plate appearances. Say Oh year year round seven over a full season but if you can kind of doubling it is a big deal but it's a five percent home to find ball rate. I think we're not too far for some tweaks where if he's hitting thirteen homers but bunch of batting average score and a ton of runs and then the reviews won't won't be anything to write home about nor will the steals her but it's a decent little and it's late batting average which I've talked about a lot is very difficult to find. So I'm I'm intrigued by by rise and I will have my shares. Sure where he goes. I think this is one of those guys that it's really dependent on what his ADP is. Whether I'm going to have you know any shares Because he's really just prime joe panic a guy who's but but without the health. Yeah yea panic constantly had that made him difficult to because I like I know you did in three. Oh six for the for the main for the burly mock you know he's not GonNa and this is the kind of guy that for me is becomes interesting with my batting average strategy. Deos you parts it so much you definitely want to get some of these batting average anchor guys later on. So yeah. He's a guy that could definitely fit in trying to see where he's eligible. He's going to be eligible in the outfield and at and in some leagues he'll be eligible third. Because yeah seventeen games there so there you go so yeah. That's Louis Arise. I'm I'm intrigued and it's it's really interesting and it won't be a lot and I agree with you with regards to longest that we saw we saw with these weird weird twin guys that people start really pushing them up for no apparent reason and we saw that with us here so I just have. I have a fear a year that we could be looking at. This guy is like a top two hundred player come draft season and then. I don't think it's that interesting anymore. Yeah we'll see. You know. Somebody like James Anderson is big on arises. Well could definitely work to push that price up but I think even with a little jump in price. It's not gonNA it's not gonNA be cost prohibitive for Lewis Rise because you you just. You can't go too far with it but we'll see we'll keep things things not necessarily the guy like this though Lewis guests via but that's that's that's speed and pitching those things are lot more difficult difficult to to nail and if we can get such a premium at them you want to you. I mean you're more inclined to overpay or really jumping out should should be adding average coverage because it actually is and it's much more fluky of you can get a guy like this that if you think is going going to get six hundred plate appearances and for sure be three hundred hitter. Then maybe you should via. I'm like talking Algebra taking him higher than does the two categories that get the shortest stripped batting average run so Lewis arise good late. Pick if he stays to fifty and under he'll be on tons of it eighteen. Yeah now let's talk about some really interesting players Recently some that have performed some that. Were waiting to perform an even one really interesting getting rookie and see what steamer says for them coming up next year. And let's start with could tell Martin added this one If you look at the sheet I if you haven't done it in the last five have minutes. You probably didn't see that I added more takes He would actually be worth discussing. Of course he's coming off. A brilliant brilliant breakout season where he thirty two homers ten ten steals three twenty nine average next year. They've got him for two ninety. Six twenty two homers eighty two rabies. Seventy nine runs and eight stolen bases just still pretty pretty darn good like even even as a regression. I don't really have a problem with that. I I I feel like that's that's a pretty fair. I don't know that it would necessarily Israeli make Martin worth the price that you pay rates though. How do you balance those two factors like first off? What do you think of the projection? And what do you think of it related to the price that were paying from our day. Right it's interesting. I I love to find out why he's projected only twenty two home runs coming off. I mean is this. No matter of the ball is going to be less. Bouncy is as a matter of the health because that's my biggest concern with him. It's a matter of going from fourteen to thirty two and and being careful not to just say well this is his new love they project him for a hundred and fifty games. He gets one hundred fifty games. I think he's twenty seven twenty home runs what's What's what what health issue has he had any year with like a back issue diagnose? The stress reaction is his back was shut down for the rest of the season. I mean yeah. I don't like back issues. We've talked about this before. Yeah I don't eat there our I don't know I'm not that concerned. It just let me know. Show off my early boards. And then you'll be a lot likely it's expensive and And I don't WanNa pay that price until I know he's healthy so he comes back. In spring training pitches and casual report and good reports are coming out. Then I'll be back again but until I get some reports on where his back is and that's the hard part about kind of the late fall. Winter months is we don't necessarily necessarilly get a ton of really good information on what players are doing. And how healthy are they and things like that. So unless it's really bad news Yeah yeah that's true. Yeah usually it's the news that comes out is worse because they're going to get a procedure or something to that effect. And so we'll see anything like that happens with Martin but hopefully this projection. I think I think makes sense You know shaving off. Ten homers is probably prudent. And then if he can beat it then that works you know. I talked about this repeatedly but I'll mention it again. I still think there's the speed. What is there to do more than sure that the bill can the six ten He's done the last two years and then the aid that they haven't projected for it's really just a matter of if he wants to and I don't know and then of course you're back concern with Martine would come into play there too if if that is something that crops up at all he'd be less inclined climbed run although his did fall off last year. The last two years seventeen eighteen years really speedy and then this past year he did fall down a bit so okay. I'm keeping an eye on that. He'll lost almost a foot of sprint speed. But even like there's first of all say this so that the blazing speed isn't there you're or wasn't in one thousand nine from our guys with twenty seven point nine feet per second. Sprint speeds. Plenty of them have great song base tolls. It's it's not always the blazing speed But at least that that isn't still they're just wasting away that he could he could be better with it. I still I could tell Martinez. I am worried about the price. Big Fan of the player dual ability though to second base and outfield insect based Cana- socks so great. So yeah I'm I'm I'M GONNA be cautious early on draft so I think that's that's where I'm at. You went early fourth round in in my league. I think thirty eight pick. So that's hi. It's it's expensive to get Martin if you want him. You're paying. He will exclude him to go. I believe in mine Someplace that I can't even find find him. Oh he went third around Amer ben take he went in. Yeah so kind of End of the the third round to Almog your so I don't think I could do that right now. Expanding maybe especially in a twelve team league. I can't do that right now. There's just too much good talent. Won't I mean yeah it's tough. It's tough in in your concerns. Turns about the back are not unfounded. And so we'll see what what goes on with that. If we can get any news was we want the next guy here because we might not get to all these shave shave. Few here in the middle. But Aristide's Aquino is interesting to me and for four season the steamer to forty with the bat average but thirty four homers eighty-five rabies. Seventy two runs eight steals. He's got a little bit of chicken speed. That kind of makes him interesting He stole I think he was five for five in his limited. At the time in the majors which is really seven for seven. Excuse me in. Just two hundred twenty-five fight appearances so maybe the eight is selling him short. You don't just extrapolate played the seven but I think you know giving them four hundred almost four hundred more plate appearances in just one. Extra steel is a little light for me. But the thirty four homers eighty-five Arabia's. What do you think of stuff like this and similar thing with modesty when you see a guy have these kind of numbers is projected and then you see him projected for ninety three? WRC plus always makes me laugh. Well I mean it's at batting average judge holding down. I have a hard time buying into this. This line is he was so bad for that. Stretch and I think he I don't think he's maybe is bad as he was was during that That stretch where he didn't have a hit for like seven years. Yeah Obviously he's not. How is this not a prototypical? Justin Justin player. What do you like what are you talking about like the gallows and the friend of the world? Why not I think if I think if I wanted they play a twenty six year old. who showed what he showed even with even with the meltdown he still had an eight ninety one? ps who they gonNA play over him in. Cincinnati the question is you know so. Why isn't the playing time there? I think this and that looks at them selves as a potential competing team this year and and putting a Keno in in in one of the corners as part of it but if he if he starts off the you're slow like that could be it. Okay a ton of risk not out of bounds. But but again you won't. I'm surprised to hear that you don't like him though. Because this is exactly the kind of like my own. Yeah and There isn't like I mean I guess we'll Myers fell off completely but he struck out twenty seven percent with a seven percent. Want there was. That's it's in line with with like the average you know is you know may suck and stuff like that but like we had a pretty good idea that we were least least gonNA get power and speed from well Myers now. And that's all we're going to get from Aquino I don't know I mean I. Why would he hit for power because because he's not playing if he struggles I I don't know why This is a team that wants compete and he struggles. They're not going to play him. Yeah yeah they will be because unless somebody emerges that that really takes it over they will look what they did like look how they kept. Yep playing the guys in their offense the beginning of this year when the when nobody can hit their way out of a wet paper bag like I don't think this is somebody they give up on after three weeks even if bad even if it's a bad three weeks for Aquino you have it named the One reason that you can get off the hook here because I'm really on your and this is such a year type of player there you go. That's the only thing that I'll hear from you. Otherwise you're totally contradict not players that that you love. You love risk these the players. I do love talking about yes you do joey. Galloway Myers Hunter Rental Mores all these type of risk that Keno has they have lain time. And we I know there's a difference between not unterwent did not have any guaranteed playing time that okay. That's fair there with those guys. But I wasn't in on those guys coming into the Franco. It was Renfro wasn't yeah Okay but you were. You were on the bigger risk to be quite honest. RENFRO had the war established playing time but okay so the prices were. I'll let you off the Huckabee because the player type think you're crazy for pretending that he's not right in line with your player type. Too early mocks pick one eighteen. That's pretty high. I don't think he's gone yet because we're as hell. What round are you guys in by the way around six? Okay doing slow. uh-huh no no no we're in a okay. Yeah we just started seven and listen. I'm also I'm not. I sound like I'm really not losing over at eleven. There you go that that's my he's gone but we're in seven and again I'm not usually one. I don't sit there and like bang the drum in in re you know crush everybody does not picking which is moving slower plain and simple. I know I know some you guys get home walks and then cry when it's slow. I totally get it but like especially like things like TJ FBI. People got really said other people. There's no actually actually especially when you're in a in a league with an overall like there's no benefit to finishing first exact actually a benefit. Gosh later because you're getting more information or information exactly so shut the hell up. I know we WANNA make picks like I get it but some some people get so nauseating about it that I almost want to slow down now. I don't my picks up. I make my the only time that I'm laid as if I'm busy and I truly don't see it but I would never just let pick sit or anything like that. But he gets so frustrating. So he's GonNa Cheaper. I I think the too early mocks are setting a false price. I don't think Aquino's GonNa go that high. It's just down because you got to remember. We were like in the. I'm like the beginning of September when those were going on Bingo and shoot two of them where he went eighty three and eighty six wchs in none of the others. Did he go higher than one. Twenty four so I think Aquino's GonNa be more of a one twenty to one fifty pick. I just can't do. It doesn't take that bring you back into the full I do. I believe there's so much risk That things could just now. Obviously I don't believe he. He was the player he that he was in the last month of the season. But I mean that huge start to the the His career is either. No I mean. Nobody's nobody's that though you start that electric it's it's incredible and you know outside of maybe a top pedigree a Kunia type of Ian started on fire like that or trout but not Aristide aristidies. I Keano if it was like to forty with like twenty five home runs. I'd feel a lot better about doc projection thirty five's soul especially if we are going to get regression in the ball but I don't think there's projects for that kind of us because they're using the nineteen numbers so that that inherently includes the ball. I Dunno I believe in the power and I actually think there's this contribution I don't love the price for Keno. But other than that. I actually kind of agree with the projection Save that I would actually add forty five stolen bases to make it even better and maybe okay for default because he went he because he has some real speed need he has few double Stolen base seasons in the minors and he went seven for seven in fifty six games and he was five. Hi for six in the minors so he had twelve this past year in five hundred. Fifty eight appearances. Why would I give this? I'M GONNA agree with you because I just went and looked that is where it's stolen bases came from out of the batting order and probably where he's going to which is fourth so Yeah I feel like he's a nice contribution guy similar to one sonal where you look up because you're not expect that's not getting him for it all and then all of a sudden you realize that you're Aquino when when you know twelve twelve fourteen on the basis and you're like damn okay sick. Thanks Dude and so that. That's that's getting that okay. Let's move onto Byron Buxton. Somebody you'd probably take instead of being drafted in a similar area and again contradicting is healthy. He's GonNa play. Never help. Stop it stop every day. As long as he's healthy. I understand. You're talking playing time. Time risk we Makino if he walks. But there's plenty time risk with Buxton because a health and you know damn well that it is this year either because the price somehow up what do you mean. Somehow 'cause the clowns like you who just never stopped buying on his back. Look I get it the skills or my first year buying in on him and you've got ten and fourteen for your troubles. started off really well too hard part. Sixteen Twenty homers seventy three ribs. Seventy four runs twenty three steals. It's an electric profile. I get it I love. I love him as an idea as an idea right. Yeah the idea that if he could magically reach these five hundred and fifty point appearances. How sexy could it be? But the the I mean just the injuries just continue to pile. He's only GonNa be twenty six. I like get it somehow. I just don't get how these projections system works sometime. How how do you project him for six hundred two appearances when he's never had that at the major league level okay? That's depth charge. That's what you're you're saying is that when he's that's our yeah I I don't know who's doing it do who did his but never night. You're bigger question because you can't project injury you can't predict it. I M you can't you're GonNa Bacon and yeah you should bake in an injury. That doesn't really make sense. You can't you can't do that. So but the question that you can have I think would be more with the steamer itself because they're not so folks like we're doing a depth chart go steamer five fifty like he's never had five fifty in the major leagues. No that that I get I was. I'm defending our that's charts. Because we're saying he's the center fielder unless he gets hurt. If he gets hurt we will adjust the plane down. But we do not make that inherent projection Kevin when Jeff is running the actually no. It's dancing Gorski now. Hello Jeff Sylvan's with the Tampa Bay rays but. Yeah when it's Dan is doing. How's he just has to say Buxton's center fielder until I see otherwise? If and when he gets hurt I will move his percentage down. Steamers the one that you I know no I will. I will absolutely back the company. 'cause I'm sure people have said the same thing. How the hell does he have six? So when you're looking at depth charts. I think you treat it a little bit differently than the steamer themselves now now steamer. We could ask them why they gave him five fifty because they're kind of taking all the information that would that we have and you'd wonder why they would see that he could get to find fifty because they are supposed to factor more of those. If I understand their process correctly which it's still not a full season so they aren't giving him a deal stint stint stint here. But you're saying you'd go lower what what would your projection be for plate appearances on a Byron Bucks or hundred and I still. It is a little rich. He's only yeah once maybe start there but you know it's tough. It's tough I. I don't envy them for reference one thirty six on average in the too early. Is He gone in your league yet. I'm sure he is at this point. Yeah or in the seventh round. So He's not my lean on you for some of these later guys control at five on my phone with it. Okay that makes it does and you know I'm kind of stupid. They should have brought it up on my The eleventh around. I was just about to say because eleventh round starts at pick one twenty-one if he's going on an average of one thirty six t keep forgetting him like yeah and and only three outfielders so keep that in mind too so actually make sense that bucks syllable and it's a head to head format when the speed you could actually punt a little bit more. I self okay could take him but go. Let's move on to another speedster speedster. Who really went off this past year and he was one of the first I once I looked up as soon as the was out I was like I have to see what they're doing with Danny Santana after an insane year now this is not the projection? This is what he did in nineteen eighteen to eighty three twenty eight twenty one with eighty one and eighty one runs an ribs. Just just an insane season to your point though by the way that two eight three three twenty four or five thirty four gave my one eleven. WRC Plus Gosh. The offensive environment was insane but he struck out thirty percent of the time walks five percent senate like what a weird profile. So what a steamer do they give them. Nineteen homers sixty six rabies eighteen steals sixty five runs in in a two forty eight average so they bring the average way down as they should and all of a sudden. It's it's approaching twenty twenty type of season with nineteen and eighteen. What do you think Danny Santana at this projection level? I don't know what to make of it but I think that's they're like I. It feels weird from say because I feel like this is one of those guys that you just disappear into nothing but I think that is a really fair projection. And he's GonNa bat in the middle of a decent Texas Line of we talked about you hit on that early and the only reason that you might've lost a little bit at the end was injuries but early and like you hit on earlier in the year that they were going to be a quality lineup and they damn well worm with chew leading the way gallow playing like a literal. MVP candidate for big parts of it. hunter pence was playing really. Well Zara at Alessandria Sandra's came up so they had some pieces there. You are right now. Santana a big part of that We in the middle now one of the things that helps and you said this is the guy. Hi WHO's just disappear. Maybe if he was limited in a position but he can play everywhere. So that's GonNa keep up in the lineup. Really Dang regularly and so he is going to collect collect those plate appearances. And you have a season like that. I guess you do deserve a chance to see what kind of encore you can. Do you know. Nobody believes in the two eighty three average because he strikes strikes out thirty percent. And you just those things. Just don't go together even if you're striking the ball well but he deserves a chance and because of what we do with fantasy with speed his power speed Combo plays now he goes on an average. He's not going to be taken in any of our draft so look that up. He goes on an average of two ten. And is that something be willing to pay for. Danny Santana who's going to be eligible at outfield first outfield and first and then second in In League that go fifteen games are ten games are lower because he played seventeen. There are ten games or higher. I should say Where do you think about that? I should be going. I do agree with that. Part of Aquino was down down there. I would have healthshare's but as it stands the prices a little bit rich for Aquino Santana. Meanwhile the market is saying. Hey we don't quite believe in this S.. Two ten seen pretty fair eight year old guy. That kind of came out you know I mean Danny's agenda was one of those guys that I liked back in the day with Minnesota. I mean now you could also potentially gain eligibilities in season I mean he played fifteen games and second eight games at third seven games at short so injuries could force him around to different spots. Yeah this is the perfect test in Mason kind of guy multi-positional eligible the batting average is probably going to suck. But there's a chance that if he pops we get a repeat of what we saw last year ear and then he becomes a huge value. He's got power and speed this. Yeah this is a guy that's GONNA end up on a number of teams and it feels gross saying it but it is. I wonder if this is moderately interesting. And this is a tiny tiny sample from twenty eighteen. Where where he literally played thirty two point appearances with the braves? But I'm looking at his stat. Cast right now and he started to show a little glimpse where he jumped his exit. Is it would be low in those seventeen batted balls again tiny laura that early. That's a great eight point to bring up is that he had a car accident. That was that really derailed his career and of course you know you can never count for something like that so earlier in his career. Are you know. Eighty two eighty six eighty five miles per hour exit villas. Not You know. Slap be hidden for sure this little small sample in eighteen. It's up to ninety one. It was ninety one point four this past season. He lifted the ball more launching. Went from nine point four to thirteen point five and we had this break. Sure the ball health no doubt out but if the ball is is you know Samer or neutral I still think we can get you know. Seventeen to nineteen homers If even if it's more of a neutral ball from Danny Santana I'm with you man. I think to ten. I'm doing this because he could also add the eligibility as you said if he gets second base as well because a second base and he got that in season this year and again. If you play Yahoo he already has it. Yeah yes sign me up for Santana All right let's do one more here and I'm going to get rid of the two and I will also say one of the guys that we're GonNa talk about Louis Robert but just just listening to the first ten minutes of Launch Angle pod which are on Jefferson remains on with Rob Silver and family. They got into that so go. Go listen to that. PODCAST is launching pod and hear them discuss where where Lewis Robert is and everything and I wanNA finish with with Laurence Currie on junior because one of the things that I've noticed when I'm kind of looking Adamus you add is two seasons together. It's basically a full season at this point and it's a thirty one. Eighty five seven to seventy seventy nine with eighty two runs quote unquote season and steamers says. Yeah that kind of works there not too far off there. They've got him at two sixty five with twenty eight nine eighty four rabies and eighty one runs Lord escorial junior. What do you think about that who I WANNA buy in so bad dad? I want to buy in so bad. I think he got a buy in right. He's GonNa play every day. Oh for sure. He's still pretty young by the way. Don't don't get confused. That as brothers elder statesman he's GonNa be a Lord is going to be twenty six next year. He goes after big Bro at pick. One fifty five on average not a terrible price. You're paying something but it's not agree GIS and he's going to be an outfielder next year he could. Maybe ed back that second base eligibility they seem set on him as now plan on that Avin. Oh yeah that's right bitch. Because I was thinking Devon Travis as a free agent. Yeah no that's very Devon Travis Travis. It was admitted or not. It was reported on today as I had that my head. And there's like hello. He's leaving because Bijou goes there while you want I do it. I couldn't agree more Bouchette. B.'s yoga real junior guerrero junior at the top rowdy Saudi till as Randall Grischuk. Eight five six power guys. They could have some sneak. RBI total those two guys because these other four up front are like I still love tasker. The him and he's free to yeah. Yeah I'm with you and but Gurriel man twenty eight nine at pick one fifty with a decent batting average maybe even some batting average upside. He's hit two eighty one to seventy seven in the two years. They're bringing down two to sixty eighty five which I think is prudent based on on his plate profile but the way he strikes the ball he can sometimes be his his strikeout walk numbers in and some of his contact stuff and so he could actually beat the batting average projection. I'm in on to see what I mean in this kind of goes the same for Danny Santana be interesting to see what the Blue Jays do in the offseason are they going to be buyers all the bring anybody else into the outfield mix. Because there's there's no one to take his spot like unless you believe Billy mckinney Anthony. How the the ghost of forest wall? Wow what a ball. I haven't thought about forest lawn for. He started Colorado prospect way back when he was found. Pay Man Jonathan Johnson days. Nobody that's going to if somebody pops up. It's he's not going to be first on the list to be replaced. The Roddy Roddy to let Fisher or tasker. Yes beyond so I mean there's there's a number of other guys who could be replaced way before the replays Garri Brielle. WHO's got a guaranteed contract? So I yeah I I wonder about whether or not this average is gonNA hold up but I would take him. Here's a think I agree with you. Because it that's why that's why they regressed it when I would take him at like a two fifty five still Powell seven stolen bases seems right to me. Yeah with the the. RBI numbers could be even better than the eighty four. They give him because as you mentioned. The top of this lineups really intriguing with Bischette and Beijing. Now they have Gurriel ahead of glad but if they flip those and put Jerry on the four spot we'd like them even more for the RBI count so. Yeah I'm intrigued by him and that's why I wanted to include him kind of get. Ah Flag planted on orders. You're figuring we'd both be in and he's really interesting

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Ball & Buds Episode #8: 2021 MLB Season Preview ft. MLB Expert Mike Wheby (Part 2)

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Ball & Buds Episode #8: 2021 MLB Season Preview ft. MLB Expert Mike Wheby (Part 2)

"What what what up. Friends and welcome to the ball in buds. Podcast i am your host omar secca and as always thank you for tuning in. I am glad you have joined us today. For part two of our huge twenty twenty one l. B season preview. We welcome back on this episode l. Expert mike weedy yes is a fun conversation. So let's go ahead and get back into this bad boy. Let's just jump right back into the meat and potatoes or wants to know everybody wants to know what's on your mind mike. Give me your predictions. Who wins the nl who wins the al. Who wins the world series. Take with your thinking brother. Yeah it's so related. You always trying to figure out who's going to go into the playoffs selfie. Who's got pitching and who breaks out. But today the american league's the real tough one. I really can't put a finger on anything i think. There's this group of five teams houston's in minnesota and the yankees and i was like toronto. Most others gifts a greener i. I don't like them because they're young and they can mash think that they're going to be able to pitch in play defense to and interested to see what happens here in toronto now they could win ninety games but they could also lose ninety games. Don't get me wrong. There are some holes there. But i think your world series win is gonna come out of the national league mets the nationals. I think the dodgers the padres. I think they're all better than any team. That's gonna come out of the american league. So specifically look at the dodgers and the mets. And i think that would be a hell of an to see those guys going pitcher for pitcher and bat for batting lineup from lineup. Lineups in the national league as well as a two bus. Starting pitching staffs. I think it'd be excited to see. So i'm gonna go ahead if i got to flip a coin here. I'll go with the dodgers. I think they've got everything it takes to get there like the way the thirteenth put together to. Yeah they have the same team they had last year and they added strength to it just right exactly so i know you said it doesn't matter who gets there anyways because they're going to lose to the nfl but what do you think about the al. Who's gonna come out of the. Al mean i think it's the yankees league to lose. But i also don't think going to walk away with it. I think minnesota can gala. I think houston can go with them. And i don't think anyone wants to see t my oakland in the playoffs. But yeah i think it's the yankees league to lose. Okay well i hate the yankees. So i'm not going to say that. I'm just gonna i'm gonna go ahead and just pick some random team like the twins or the blue jays are just hope that the yankees don't do anything major league baseball field about a minnesota cindy ago world series matchup. Yeah earlier we talked about no fans. I mean to go back to this. Because i've forgotten. How are we feeling bad for the tampa bay fans because they don't really go to the games anyways they're not there. Have you seen their stadium. That was the and you had to go to. I don't know that. I want to check out to the island to go to that place. Either i agree with you. Derek took us one time me and beyond it was. I mean it was fun experience with my boys but you know it was not the greatest stadium so then give me some of your predictions for some of the hardware like mvp wise al. For the nationally. I love the idea of francisco de indoor can do in that league and most of these pitchers not having their run through with him. I think he's going to get off to a blistering start. So i like lynn door shoring up that shortstop positions playing the most important position on diamond. He's sitting in the middle of this lineup. he's going to have protection in front of them protection behind him. I think he's going to be able to just put up monster numbers there. I think he hit just in front of lonzo and probably right after mcneil. I really like his chances in the nationally. If i had to pick one. I think it'd be him or kunia as far as the american league goes. It's a tough call there. Just 'cause all the guys. I wanna pick you know you just don't know who's going to stay healthy. You got guys. Like aaron. Judge john carlos stanton and can these guys stay healthy enough to to to play enough games to win an right hardware. You just don't know but yeah those guys and of course you can't have a mvp conversation. The angels eating close to five hundred and not put my job at all right so i won't be a homer. I'm not gonna pick lynn door. Knocking do would you think i'm gonna do. I'm not gonna pick the polar bear. Lonzo i'm not even gonna pick ground for mvp. Now for cy young he is. My can't even not not be omer. Because i think he's the best pitcher in nl. But i do think the rest of them will be there same candidates as last year. Bauer darvish as you mentioned. Rocker bueller and of course. We can't forget max scherzer. Even though he had a his highest era at three point seven four last year on this dominant run. I think he'll be back in good form as well in the al. I am going with lucas. Giolito yasser got around there. Garrett cole shane bieber and actually big picking the white sox honestly or yankees to come out of the al. I think they'll go to the ale face each other along with the mets and dodgers for my nl mvp. I'm going with juan soto my friend. Mookie betts will be hanging around there. Along with the mets trio. And i think nolan aaronow going to have a huge season. I think he's gonna use the trade as fuel and playing in a baseball town like saint. Louis i think he's gonna be up there as well. My al mvp. Give that to aaron judge just like the kind of positions these voters take like the third fourth year players. That have got a little bit of a track record and and kind of blow up. So that's what i'm looking at here. You also got your mike trout nausea. That is what i'm looking at my friend. Winter your al. And nl cy young picks. It's a tough call. You know every years brand new when you walk into it and it's always a coin flip. You're going to have your favorites. Degrom of course is probably going to be on top of that list to see what he can do. And i really like walker bueller. I've really look for him to make a big jump this year to to really take that next step every time i see him. All i see is electric stuff. That just equates. He's so young he's still getting better every year. I think walker bulow is really going to be something. Special is fill that kershaw spot right when he no one out one in. I really think that's going to be special is going to have a great year. You can stay healthy. So i would take him in the national league as far as the american league goes. It's a this is so strange because there's just not the depth of talent in the league is in the nationally. There are probably eight pitchers in the national league. That i would say could be cy young candidates in in the american league right one guy. I would not count out. It'd be hinge on rue for toronto. Who that that team wins. He's really underrated. He flies under everyone's radar. An all he does is go out there and and stack up innings and get out. It's not flashy not fancy but it gets outs and and keeps people off base and was pretty incredible when he was able to do last year in the american the east coming from the nationally which is always difficult. You know you go from one ninth of your lineup is a pitcher to one line of. Your lineup is a designated hitter. Whose only job is to be a professional header. And he walked over like it was nothing can year of experience in the american league and having himself been through all these matters. One time is really gonna make a difference in my skin have special year and if he does then my pick of the blue jays. We'll be right. If you're a pick of dodgers correctly. You know that walker bueller will have had an amazing season. And so that would that would have you as as the dodgers is the world series. Anything else you think is interesting about the season or you wanna know. Yeah yeah there. Were two real big things that happened. This offseason two things that i think kind of flew under the radar no one aeronautical trade really kind of slid in everyone was still excited about lender but i mean the cardinals got air. Not over for next to nothing. I mean for pennies pennies on the dollar. They gotta pay some of the salary but it really changes the dynamic of that entire team. You know just putting him in that lineup. They could be a real sleeper team in the central. They can still pitch which they always can do. And they've got bats. Now that can rival the cubs in the brewers that are in the same division has them and they're not going to be pushovers this year and not that they ever are but i think that pickup is been grossly. Underrated this offseason. But to me. I think the most important thing that happened in the entire league in the offseason was something your team did and it has nothing to do with francisco door. I think the mets being able to get this ownership out of the wilpon into cohen's hans. It's going to change the whole dynamic of the league because that's a man that is not afraid to spend a dime on anything. He'll spend as much as he needs to compete. I think you're really going to be looking. At the queen's version of the yankees are going to go out there and they're gonna spend and they're trying to win the world series every single year. I think changes the entire power dynamic of the national league. They don't have to go out there and try to fight plug in minor league players and they don't have to draft great They'll be able to spend a lot more internationally than a lot of other teams. And i really think that's going under the radar this year and i think it's going to be the thing that a new look at this offseason in ten years it's going to be the number one thing that stands out even over the aaron. Aw trade franscisco lingua all that stuff. I think that's gonna be the big one. Wow and you know. It's it's so hilarious. Pick those stories right so i wanna make a disclosure for all the fans of the ball and budge. Podcast i just recorded my intro literally. Probably fifteen minutes before me and mike on the horn here to record. This mike has not earned my intro. But in my intro. To of the things i really stress was the rocky shipping out air. Nado and having to pay fifty. One million. And the mets having steve cohen so it is just hilarious that you read my mind because i was going to ask you what your favorite author move wasn't i forgot and instead i asked you a question that which was the only thing i think of as an interviewer to try to keep going. What else do you think. And then you went into exactly what i had forgotten. And what i mentioned in my intro so that is perfect. We are reading each other's minds and you know great minds of baseball think alike that whole area some dying. Someone like you said steve. Cohen is really going to look up the mets and they are definitely going to be competing year on just like the. I think we've got a weird season coming up here. It's odd because coming up with the end of the bargaining agreement. And it's going to be a really weird season we've got i feel like we've got about. I don't know sixty percent of the teams. That really aren't even trying to compete. And i don't think it's something that that the league seen before everyone's rebuilding at the same time. I understand that without fans. A lot of these teams aren't able to bring in any money so teams like pittsburgh and cincinnati and colorado. Everyone's just stripping their teams dry. So you've got you've got these maybe ten teams that are good and and really have a chance to win. And then you've got twenty teams. That don't have a chance to win. And frankly it seems like they're not even really try and my team is one of them. Probably the the biggest example of that. The baltimore orioles second. Did you hack into my computer and read my research notes or something. That is exactly what i talked about in my intro was well oh my god. That's hilarious. I talked about how the parity in the league is so bad. Because you have the teams that are spending a lot of that. Five team spent the majority of the money. And there were three teams including your oriole's like you only spent four million dollars three teams rockies spent any so fourteen four million. I don't know what the exact number. But i think the orioles payroll is like sixty million or fifty million and the salary is like thirty nine. Wow bag is seventy percent of the entire teams salary. Goes to one that bum who hasn't done anything in years. Yeah it's tough with them. And teams. like texas and seattle openly. Going on microphones and talking about manipulating service. Time which everyone does not really supposed to talk about right. Tell them you're not going to be a big. Mlb dot tv year to to log in and check the the games that are that are on tonight. Because i think half the time which you're going to have or teams like you're going to have a lot of new york baltimore matchups in minnesota in kansas city matchups or yes see some houston matchups colorado and san diego. Colorado is such a such a a bear team right now and they've got to play in the same division as the dodgers and padres true. It's it's rough and think of the marlins are getting better. But i mean if you look above them you're looking at atlanta philadelphia washington and the mets. It's going to be a long season for a lot of teams. So if you're fans of them. Like i am buckle up and say mantras or something trying to find a way to stay positive. I couldn't have said it better myself. Going to be tough for a lot of teams. And i know coverted had something to do with that but still at the same time. These teams have as i said my enjoy starting to spend less and less. And it's really affecting the quality of the gay because not only are people less motivated hapless morale. Because they're make money but then people are worried later into the off season if they're gonna get signed it. All some people having been signed to mid season in the past few years. It's like what's really going on yup. Yup it's going to be an interesting one. Buckle up so before i let you go ahead you want to talk about some of these changes at the. Mlb what do you think. First off of the d. h. lou. Do you think it should be in the. Oh absolutely i see no reason for there to be pitcher sitting in the and the national league. It's it's incredible they could. Can you imagine if like in the nfl even for something small like a care like all the afc teams. They don't get to use a placekicker. They have to use their left. Tackle as a field goal kicker. It doesn't make any sense. Why the rules of the game or different based on geographically where your team is located. I understand that there's tradition and all that but do you wanna watch walker buehler hit or do you want to watch andrew von it. You know the big the big man at back. I wanna see pitcher going up there winning even if it is bartolo well look. Your analogy was good good analogy. Okay left pack. And i understand and i sympathize with you as an ale fan right because you know the intricacies beautiful of having to have a strategy. Now as i mentioned in my intro hit my point again is mitigated by that three hour rule for relievers now but originally this was never a game anyway and the reason that the nfl chazan had it is because of that strategy. I that's one of the reasons i watched game. Watch strategy of how can they work around this non hitting pitch now granted. I also really liked defensive games. I love pictures tool. I love a one nothing game. I'm weird like that. And whatever i also have the tv subscription so it is what it is. But i don't see that strategy coming into play these days like it used to. You know it's it's a different game and i'll say just the same that the nba a different game now. It's three pointers and moving screens. Sing way baseball's taking pitches strike out or hit a home run. It's it's really the only thing anybody tries to do. And it throws everything off. It's just strange to see the only time you go back to. Regular strategy is when a pitcher comes up who hasn't sworn a since high school. It's very hot. it's very uncomfortable. And i think we're really just one more injury of jacob degrom pulls a calf muscle away from that thing just going completely no doubt and it is coming permanently. I did say that people don't want to see that people don't wanna see an automatic out as much as i may want speaking of that one of the things they did was at a man to second base in the extra and i personally don't like it especially that early. Maybe if you wait until the end upton but how do you feel last year. I thought when they did okay. There's a limit here. I'm okay with the d. h. By i think once we start just throwing is on base you know we got a problem but watching the games stringent. I kind of enjoyed it. It didn't bother me the way that i expected it to be on the east coast. These games are ending. And you know sometimes on a tuesday this these games are ending at eleven and if we go into extra innings in any way shape or form washed. Mike can't stay up to watch these games. And i could've been picked up early and i'm just not able to do it. God forbid s games. So i think having the ability to get these games over with quicker is good. I don't mind it at all. I think it puts more of a value on. Having these relief pitchers that can come in and get lefties and writings out. Not just have a guy come in. I love that three down rule very excited about that. Wow she we're so opposed on all these rules. Don't like that. Because i like the strategy of having alluding right out there maybe lean out there. He just has to face writing but he's batting four fifty well then he needs to learn how to give ladies. I mean that's where the game is headed. You got your offense and you got your fellow and you're launching and then you got your defense. You've got your defensive shifts so things are things are changing in baseball whether it's for the better or the worst and whoever is that maybe things have been changing in baseball. They trying to make the game more aesthetic to fan and they're trying to make the pace of game faster and now that the mlb. It'll be a r kind of at and like you said the bargain premium is coming up. You know that things are changing and things are moving so many pieces are moving at all times. Baseball is an ever changing game that we don't know where it's gonna go next. Give me any other surprise prediction. You have joa del american league rookie of the year like what the guy can do. Offensively and defensively. I think he's going to be a real difference maker there at the angels. He has been rated as a prospect. And i think that he will be good. Maybe he'll strenghten angels team enough to take my trout to play off at some point. But i don't know if he's gonna be retiring soon. Yeah if they don't have otani comeback plenty injured and they're gonna be screwed areas. Teach them how to pitch to multi dual-purpose play but yeah. Hey my brother. Thank you so much for joining us today here on the baltimore podcast anytime. Give me a shout all up with you anyone. Yeah go ahead and hit him. Sign off your twitter so they can follow you. My twitter is at mike. W it's mike. Do u b e w e there you go so thank you so much again. My brother and we will have you on after the season starts to talk some more brother. Take how we like to end things here with omar's epilogue there are still way too many unknowns right now for us to know what's going to happen with the season you have the pandemic you've got mlb mlb. The players association still not agreeing on different terms and things like that. So we'll see. We hope the season. We'll play all hundred sixty two games but you never know what the pandemic with everything else. How that will unfold could get derailed works out just a couple of things for the year coming up though the d. h. will not be used in the national league like it was last year. And personally i don't want it. I know a lot of people. Were were differed on this right. People don't like the pitchers hitting it's a waste of time because they know that well. And yes while i do agree. That pitchers don't hit as well and it is usually an automatic. I believe that the strategy that you have to put behind that which is a little mitigated now because they have that three out rule for relievers so that is mitigated a little bit but still when you have to strategize with your pitchers batting. It's takes so much more thought in intelligence and that's why it's so much more fun to watch the nfl game because there is so much more strategy than the al where you just oh people out there. Let them play right so which is not exactly true. Don't add me you people. Don't get your stuff in a bunch. I fans calm down cheese but it is more strategy in the nfl anyways. I don't want it back. But the truth the hard truth for purist like myself. The universal h. Was here last year and it will be again soon permanently. I believe even though. I don't want it. The playoffs also will not be expanded this year. But let's just wait still another month before opening day anything could change especially with the mlb and mlb pa still not agreeing at one point in the discussions about delaying the season. The expanded playoffs in the universal actually seemed to be tied together but then that kind of split off so now you know they could go any way with any of it but right now it looks as if there's no h. expanded playoffs. I believe the d. h. will probably stay out this year for the nfl but they could change the playoffs. So we'll see. The union never really even gave the expanded playoffs much thought even after major league baseball had negotiated their tv deals in hopes of implementing expanded playoffs in twenty twenty one. Is it possible. Yes obviously the mobile wants to make as much money as possible. More playoff games more tv more revenue. More money blah blah blah makes sense cool and while it would give more chances to more teams and players to play in the playoffs. They'd also dilutes it in some people's eyes like myself. I think if you keep adding teams to the playoffs once you get to a certain point you're gonna start deluding yourself. Anyways players would consider it but any deal would have to impress this group that said yes last year because it was extra money to offset those law salaries that they lost from. The games played less year. But this year. They're getting a four paychecks so it doesn't really make sense for them to want to expand the play offs which is what makes it extremely unlikely so i would probably say it's not going to happen if i had to bet on it anyways. We did have a total of sixty games completed last year. When we learned a lot about navigating kovic while playing baseball this year we do have the advantage of experience and the hope of a vaccine distribution some time beginning of the season mid season for most of the players in the league pitchers and catchers have already reported. Yes sir the countdown is on. The league will try to avoid as many possible issues with corona buyers as possible but it will be hard with travelling and etc they will have their covid nineteen problems irregardless of they tried to do so. They have agreed on some health and safety protocol rules including a six week. Preseason in case teams fall behind. Also doubleheaders will be two seven inning games. Actually like i think they should keep that the other rule they are also bringing back this year is each offense will get the runner on second to start every extra inning. I do not like this rule whatsoever if my team is playing a very hard game and it is a tie game going into the tenth inning. We played our butts off all game and all of a sudden you put a man on second and a couple of sacrifice flies. They score a run and then the next anywhere. We're not able to score because we have some bad luck and we lose the game. Now man unacceptable. Maybe if it's like the twelfth dating understand we've played a couple of innings game a couple chances. Then you could do something like that. But right in the tenth inning. That is totally unfair. Totally stupid and ignorant. Please get rid of that damn rule. Please get rid of that. Dumb role other. Protections active roster limit will revert to twenty-six but then expanded twenty eight september. And they'll be clubs are permitted to carry up to five additional taxi squad players on road trips which means they're five players that they can sub incase. Things happened with covid among a variety of other rules regarding mask body tracking devices. High risk activities prohibited conduct. Pcr and positive test contact tracing quarantine and all teams will have a compliance officer contact tracing officer and a face mask enforcement officer. Jeez louise what are we. Babysitters twenty and thirty year olds and forty year olds. Can't put on a mask without someone telling you to reduce grow up anyways. The goal is obviously to enforce rules prohibit activities and limit extended stays protect the players from wear and tear and honestly themselves especially after last year we saw with the mike clovinger and dan please zach saga where they ran off one night to go drink and play pool or whatever the hell they were doing. Look i like drinking just as much as the next person. I like going out and having a good time as well but if you know that you're gonna hurt your team just really doesn't make any sense. Cleverness gotten so much trouble he got traded. Jeez louise and he's a really good pitcher. I wouldn't have traded him for that. But you know hey and the other guy which makes no sense. He was nearly as good. I mean he's good too but he's not as good anyways. But this time this year there will be repercussions for blatant violations. Very strict repercussions with players and team personnel. Subjected to suspensions and even a loss of salary for games that being said my friends. I am so excited for this season. I'm so excited to see the games played. I am so excited to watch my mets and see what happens. There actually did a bet with my buddy jason. We put one hundred dollars on the mets to win. Eleven hundred if they win the championship so awesome. Hopefully that will happen. Thank you to mike. We for being on today's show joining us. I will have him back again in the future. That being said my friends. Thank you for joining until next time. Don't forget to support a boy and as always subscribe to stay updated in download all the new episodes until then stay safe. Take care of yourself. Be kind to each other and spread. Love the omar our.

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It Was Just Weird

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

53:06 min | 11 months ago

It Was Just Weird

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight podcasts for Friday July. Twenty, four, two, thousand, twenty, producing from his home studio in the Foothills Connecticut is Taylor Schwenk on buster, only down in Washington following last night season opener that we've broadcast between the nationals and the Yankees. Everything began again last night, and it was Sorta, Classic Two Thousand Twenty about five hours before the first pitch of that game. We learned that Juan Soto. The Best Hitter in the Washington lineup tested positive for Kobe. Nineteen is on the injured list. He missed the game on Thursday. He's out indefinitely Mike Rizzo. The nationals general manager talked about how this is going to be something that teams are GonNa have to deal with. This is part of this preparation for baseball in two thousand twenty. It's we're going to have to have to learn how to Adjusted these things and I think the you know the team that. Really does the best job of keeping their star players on the field, and in keeping them healthy is he's got a better chance of winning than than the other teams. Now the nationals got word of the positive test in the morning they spent the next few hours scrambling going through health and safety protocol, trying to determine who wants soda been around in the previous day, and going through a lot of other people in the organization. Going through tests may have had contact with him. He was asked about whether or not. This could be a false positive well. I'm not a medical doctor will. Also where he's going to be Justin retested and we will, we'll see up and abide by all the protocols of the CDC in MLB now. That was the backdrop game Dr Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch, and it went Wade. The left was a socially distant pitch. Nationals in Yankees began, and in the top of the first inning Giancarlo Stanton came to the plate against Max Scherzer. We've been talking about how great he looks physically certainly paid off last night. Wanted to stamp. Swing and a high fly ball, well-struck out towards left Centerfield that will back there on its way dog absolutely crushed by John Carlos Stanton out to left centre. Boo Giambi the legend on ESPN radio, four hundred sixty feet on homerun atom, even came to the plate in the bottom of the first against Garrett Cole to to as hitting the year right feel pretty well struck going back as judge in that one is odd. Adam eight no touch them all. Yeah. We've been hearing from folks around baseball that the baseball is flying again and even with two of Baseball's best pitchers on the mound last night. That was the case. The Yankees added their leading the top of the third the want. Swinging a ball rocketed down the left side, and that's a fair ball, and that one is towards the Corner Stevenson over to pick it up racing around third, and heading towards the plate is Wade and Wade will come in to score. It's an RBI double for Aaron. Judge in its three one. Stanton tacked on top of it sure ready out of the stretch kicks fires. Swing and a line drive at a right field, and that one is going to get down for a base hit. One run comes into score. And the Yankees on the single by stanton make it four to one. After lying that first inning home run Garrett Cole look good. The to. Outside corner got him looking robe blesses gone at for Garrick call. That is strikeout number. Five and the nationals are done in the fifth. And then three batters into the top of the sixth innings, the rains fell. They waited for a couple of hours, and eventually canceled the rest of the game. The Yankees with a four two one victory became official after the nationals, but batted in the bottom of the fifth than Garrett Cole talked with reporters after the game about his debut. As wanted into the clubhouse before. I saw like a bunch of guys in his uniform like I dunno, it's just just hitting. The this was for real and so I was definitely Bali some Adrenalin early, trying to own the timing to and the sync with kind of a new surge but I jerry guided shoot guns loans you. Now the other game on baseball's opening day, the dodgers and the giants are also was another major star who went down just before the start of the game, the dodgers announcing the Clayton Kershaw has to go on the injured list with a back issue. Dustin may stepped. Dave Roberts talked to reporters about how Kershaw got injured. His a workout on Tuesday his back stiffened up and got treatment on it. That night felt better. yesterday came in thought a little bit better and then this morning. Just with the training staff just to make sure we err on the side of caution didn't feel that it was prudent to start him. We let Dustin may know yesterday that this was a possibility and so this is the way it's played out. He was asked about a time line for Clayton. Kershaw I don't know the time line. Obviously, only time will tell and we all know Clayton. And the training staff. We're GONNA. do any everything. They can to get him back as soon as possible. So. We really don't know the time line. The dodgers and the giants are tied one bottom of the seventh inning. Mookie Betts got his first hit for the dodgers. To warn. The base hit in the left field. mookie is aboard. I is a dodger single. Charley Steiner am five. Seventy. La Sports Justin. Turner gave the dodgers the lead. Her Grounds For the right side now coming home his beds. Who Beats Thrown? The. Dodgers take a two to one lead, and in the bottom of the eighth inning. The dodgers blew it open. Here's the to to Hernandez with a fly ball to deep left field. It is way back and it is gone homerun. Crowd has gone crazy. Shot. For Gay Hernandez jollies. With a little bit of sarcasm there on am five seventy La sports now before the nationals Yankees game, those detained Nelson Unison as part of an the opening day ceremony that feature references to the black lives matter movement the corona virus pandemic. And that of course included the first pitch by Dr. Anthony Fao g and the home team's two thousand nineteen championship players from both clubs were t shirts saying? Matter during batting practice nationals park in the letters B. L. Amer stenciled into the back of the mound at the center of the diamond in appointed reference to the racial reckoning, happening in the US players in other members of both teams, held a long black ribbon, while standing spaced out along two lines, after they place a black ribbon on the ground, everybody on their knees, and then they all get stood for the National Anthem Mogi. Bats Beginnings First season the dodgers right fielder. He knelt for the national anthem with teammates Max, Muncie in cody bellinger, putting hands on his shoulder after the game, he bats talked about his decision. I'm just shows unity. I think everybody's on board with the what's going on in the world. How we have to make some change in starts here. We have to do our part. you know it's amazing to know that everybody here is on board with with something. Like I said, we have to find a way to make change in. This is the first step. It's official. The Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to a plan to expand the playoffs to sixteen teams for the two thousand twenty season sources telling ESPN's Marley rare going to be talking about that call ravaged coming up the red sox shutdown ace award Rodriguez after complications developed from his corona virus. You tested positive earlier this month. The Baltimore Orioles in the state of Maryland have had talks about the team sharing oil park at Camden yards. Yards with the displaced Toronto. Blue Jays. Of course the Blue Jays have been looking for home now for weeks for the two thousand twenty season now before we get to. Carl ravaged Todd radim today on ESPN daily fighter Christy Martin is set to be in the boxing hall of fame, but our biggest fight is one of survival after a violent attack your house. She saved her own life on ESPN daily subscriber. Every get your podcast. It's the rabbit trail. With Carl, ravage! Rabbit train now parked firmly into the two thousand and twenty season. Now that it's started Karl welcome to the day after opening day a felt absolutely typical for what we've seen in two thousand twenty. Well given the use out through a rain delay. We came on about a half hour early for ten o'clock game, there was A. A significant reveal on one. Soto Marianna reverse on the South Lawn talking to president trump. and. Of course we had the players the unified and holding a black ribbon, so yeah I mean we went full kitchen sink on opening day? The set up what it's going to be and by the way the announcement of expanded playoffs going to be as I. Keep saying the most memorable season of baseball we've ever seen. And it's going to be a busy day to day I. Know as soon as I'm done this podcast. GonNa jump in the car drive home. Be Part of the broadcast, so we're gonNA, do cubs and brewers tonight? You're going to be part of the broadcast for athletics and angels late tonight, so it's GonNa. Be a busy day on ESPN with three different games. A you mentioned the wants Soto Testing Positive Jeff Passan got that word. About found I say about five hours before the start of the game and it almost I don't know it almost felt appropriate. That would happen. Carl right I mean because we've all been wondering okay. What happens if a team? Just before a game finds out? That player is going to be taken off the field because he tests positive, what happens next and from what we heard from? Dave Martinez in. He found out about nine nine thirty yesterday morning and spent. Spent the next three hours on the phone going through protocol going through the lists. Okay, who did want to speak to at the BALLPARK What group was the end of four practice? Who did he talk to? And as Dave talked to ass- He, you could hear the uncertainty in his voice about whether or not today when get test results back from yesterday. If they're going to be somebody popping up, that also might be taken off the field. Yeah. Like I can I can always speak to my own personal experience with buster, and while it's you know very different from the import impact on a national level for a superstar baseball player and a thirty guys on his team. I will say it is. It is incredibly anxiety driving when you find out that someone in your own family. In this case the baseball family. Tests positive, and you recognize you have been around them in contact with them, etc. We had our son come home from a from a trip. And you find out that one of the people he was with. You Know House tested positive for Kobe and immediately you know alarms. Go off in your head about the Times you've been around him. you run to get tested and in their close environment like a baseball family in the nationals case. I completely understand the eggs that Dave Martinez. Is Feeling. And you hope with fingers crossed that none of that from one soda spread to anybody else I think the impression I get though. Is that Major League Baseball has done, and the players in particular have done such a very good job of having themselves tested and existing within their own bubble that when somebody does test positive. You hope the goal, is you you remove them from the equation and you prevent any further spread. I think the other part that I took away from yesterday was. You know the the quick turnaround while there are rapid tests, etc, you know Major League Baseball will test on a Tuesday He'll play Tuesday night. Get the results, Wednesday, or in this case test a couple of days Wednesday find out the test results Thursday and The that that sort of lead time. Is troubling the idea that you get tested. Yes, I said on a Tuesday. You play a game Wednesday? You're around. A variety of people allegedly social distancing, but one thing. We learned from the Games last night. There's not a lot of that going on now. that you that you are putting yourself and your teammates at risk, and that that part you're like Whoa so you know you get tested one day you play that day and then you don't find out for two more days. What the result was so there is obviously a window of opportunity. If you happen to test positive to expose other people to it, and that's the scary part of us. High anxiety and it's what all along and look you know. People in baseball including Sean doolittle have been very. Very complimentary about how the this system has been improved, the individual teams are improving I think everyone is in baseball is trying to improve, but the fact is is that it is is one one executive sets me. It's like Swiss cheese. I mean there are a lot of holes in it, and they're just going to try to plow ahead and hope that it they make it work, and I think everyone's got fingers crossed that no one gets really sick and what we hear about one Soto is that he's as symptomatic. He's feeling okay. And I find myself in a hard time because that's a serious potentially life, threatening situation, but the reality also is Carl. They're playing a season and to lose the best hitter on your team just before the start of the year. That's only sixty games. That, that's when we talk about the competition on the field that also is. Certainly not as important, but it's a huge factor. Without question and and look I hope that nobody listened to a podcast or a broadcast array, conversation or a talk show in which you separate the two because they need to be separated, and nobody is downplaying the reality of the significance to an individual's life but yes, there is there is a lot involved in what he does professionally, and you know having one of the best superstar players in your. And in the sport, be diagnosed was a significant moment for baseball. This this is not player twenty eight on a thirty man team, and they're all important, but in your in your point one. SORTA makes the nationals go. You remove them and again. You don't know is while he may be a symptomatic. You don't know if this is the beginning. Of A cove it. You don't know if he's at the end of it but there are certainly people who hang onto it or it hangs onto, so it's not as if you can just snap your fingers, and everybody falls under the same umbrella of Hill. He'll be better in a week. He'll be back in two weeks. Sometimes, it takes a lot longer than that, and that's you know again one of the unknowns year. How Long Will Somebody D. Out? You just don't know because it obviously affects individuals very differently. There's nothing uniform about. About it, and if Freddie freemen's tale wasn't a warning to everybody I don't know what was. It needs to continue to be taken as seriously as as many people in this country do it is daters life and death you actually I've heard from teams that even players who are symptomatic. It may take up to twenty one days before they get the bags back negative tests, so we don't know how long wants. Soda is going to be out. You know fingers crossed. Nobody else in the nationals. world is going to be affected. And You know we'll just see. Kind of affected has on Washington Baseball Team Carl look you and I knew implicitly that fans make the Ballpark in a fans. Make the Games what they are and man. We you know yesterday afternoon. Three hours before the game. I'm walking into the Ballpark you down here in Washington. There are no lines there's there's no parking guys waving people in the lots there, no nobody wearing a nets cap and a Nats Jersey, and strolling around, and then when you will go into the ballpark there, no smells. No hotdogs there, no grill. There's no chicken, no popcorn. Wow, that was so different juices completely different experience at the Ballpark, and the only thing that was there was a bunch of players taken batting practice, leading up to the start of the game, and then as they got ready for the pregame ceremonies, there was no there was no buzz. There's no advance notice in all of a sudden A. Announcers talking and you realize Oh, that's the pre-game tape that they've just started. And then the players begin to drift out on the field for those ceremonies. It was to Debar Joe Panics where we have on the podcast. The other day. It was just weird. Yup Now it's real and You know we've had some exposure to it. We House for last twelve weeks. Doing Korean Baseball Games when you eliminate what is a very big aspect to major league baseball I think on some levels there are some sports. You can get away with it I I. You know we've certainly seen golf on. We've seen NASCAR racing, but you generally hear the crowd in a baseball game because there's so much time in between pitches, the crowd becomes part of a television experience whether it's the reaction from a fan. They they already part of this and and not having them there I knew and I know I've said it on. The podcast is going to be startling for people to to watch a baseball game, which would be like going to watch your son's little league practice just in terms of the number of people. They're witnessing the event. That was a ballpark last night buster that holds fifty thousand people. You know. It had probably a hundred Max and fewer were seeing we heard a different things. We hear players. We often hear frustration. We hear expletives. You're exposed to a variety of things that you otherwise wouldn't be, but you remove that part of this equation, and you remove a huge part of it I know the players realize how incredibly fortunate and are grateful for being able to do what they do and get paid to do it, but anybody that suggests this is, this is normal. you know is is is grossly. Understating what's going on, you're right the fact that there are no people there. There's no noise when you go to a baseball game. There's always noise. There's always horns. There's always cars. There's always people and now that's been removed, so we have to be there like you were last night. It had to be surreal because again well, we do the Games for television. You actually ruined a ballpark and I'm sure. Did you have to say to yourself I need to talk whiter because people may here me when you're in a crowded loud stadium. No one would be able to pick up what you're saying. Yeah I kind of wondered about that a little bit, but the the the note, the crowd noise imported crowd noise coming from the system was so loud. You realize that that's not going to be a factor. I would say this. I asked. Max Scherzer and zoom call on Wednesday. You know how much how much he believed that you know. The crowd noise played into what he did on the mound. You know the adrenaline in the address on its and Max is such a great bro, and he's obviously incredibly self driven. We talked yesterday about those bullpen sessions does in full uniform works himself into a lather You know, and he said look. It's the great unknown. A said he's preparing himself mentally to not have it. We've really feels like the competition is what drives the adrenaline, but I think generally speaking players are naive if they don't think they borrow constantly the emotion of the fans. I mean they're going to say all the right things because they need to. While that's a huge element taken out in, you could feel at Carl. Thousand percent we had Walker Bueller under her telecast and I asked that I said. How do you generate the adrenaline? When there's no sound there and looks he acknowledged how bizarre was. You know there are three things that that we hear about with baseball in light of what's on one. Is You play because you love the game, so you can check that box because you're on the mound or you're. You're on a field. The other is you. You play to win. A championship and the teams are able to do that. The third one is Mueller said last night you, you play to get on the mound on a stage in which you're performing in front of thousands of people, you remove that part of the equation and there's no question that many of these guys will try to. To generate that Adrenalin and initially buster, I think it. Will I think it will show up? I think when you're looking at opponent. It will show up I I. DO wonder how a team that finds itself. Five and fifteen twenty games is going to generate adrenaline, and and what advantage that gives to the team. They're playing. That's fifteen and five. You know I. That's going to be very difficult. We know how hard it is in the dog days in front of Crowds when your team is audit to be motivated. Now you've removed the crowd. You're on the road and no one's there and you stink. That's going to be an awfully big challenge for some teams and perhaps give a significant advantage to the team that is on the other side and doing really well. So ensure this has been a reminder. Yeah, fans are great and we knew that. Pin So import. Pure Baseball Giancarlo Stanton. Last night was the star of the night. There's not he looks great. He looks ready to go. He's got that streamline bodies lost weight He looks more flexible and and I. Agree with Alex Rodriguez said it's nice. You know at the outset of the year he can, he can get his turn around begun. You get back on the field without having some of the negative feedback that you might get a Yankee Stadium. Well look you know we had We had Keith Hernandez go four for five with a home run You're looking at two teams last night. That were on the field, and I don't really WANNA exclude the nationals, but there's a distinction between. The Yankees the dodgers and everyone else and we haven't seen the astros play, or the as but when you have a lineup with Aaron Judge, choosing, MVP Canada and Glacier Torres. WHO's an MVP candidate and you introduce a guy who who certainly in his heyday is an MVP candidate and looks and is currently playing as well if not better than everyone else, and I don't mean just one game I mean the entire Spring and summer is Giancarlo Stanton. You have another MVP guy on your team. Kika Hernandez was the MVP of the game last night. But you have seger around that team and you have turnaround that team and you have. Bellinger in Bets Bueller on that game. The organizational depth of those two teams is incredible and to see Stanton look away. He does, and it's work with Eric Cressey. Whose name I think as the Yankees keep playing better ball over the sixty games, Beim we're, GONNA get familiar with with what he's done, but certain players and and their bodies absolutely. Absolutely and and to his credit I love it. I love when you see. Players do things like Stanton has done to slim down and become more flexible. We've all seen him in that locker room and he's. He's just a giant. He was a giant walking muscle. You could put him in any muscle magazine and be blown away and now he looks a little bit more like a flexible baseball player at for all the work done. Gosh more power to I. Hope he has a successful season I really do. And the dodgers depth was born last night. When we find out hours before the game that Clayton Kershaw is not gonNA start because he's got back stiffness from a weight room in your situation, and so they call in Dustin, may to step into the rotation and he spinning sliders that are ridiculous. Slaughters a ridiculous fastballs at one hundred, a high leg kick when he's done punching somebody out there you know look, there's something very. There's something. Risks about the way dusted bay. What about his business last night? Dave. Roberts told us you know pitch count and we. We saw parade of bullpen arms come in for both the giants and the dodgers, but a hundred percent, and as you said yesterday, and will the interesting to see if it plays out this way as you watched the dodgers this season. Against the lefty will lead off Mukhi against a Righty, we'll lead off someone else's rookie wheel bat second, but we are going to ideally lineup. Our lineup right left right left right left right left and left right left right left. Right left right on on any chance. It's just a way to neutralize any way that a bullpen can be used. You're having to face three guys well. We're never going to have. Three left at hitters in a role. Let alone to if we can prevent it. Yeah and they'll you know that certainly going to mitigate the exacerbate against the advantage? You potentially get out of that three battle that we're seeing this year. pregame ceremonies aired. Boone told us a couple of hours beforehand what the Yankees were going to do. He said that in their conversations. They wanted to make sure that they did everything together so that when they were holding that two hundred yard band of black fabric they would hold it together, and then they would kneel together, and then for the national anthem they stand together, and that's what we saw in Washington. That that's that's the general feeling I had from all the pre game ceremonies last night. Carl, the idea players are in it together in a way that they really haven't been in baseball before. In terms of making making statements about social justice. You know I think on social media. We've seen individuals. Come out for and I. Think they represent the opinion of many of the players. If not all of them Jack, flaherty comes to mind, certainly gave Kappler last night along with Mike, Stransky Hunter, pence, and a variety of other giants, Nelson during the national anthem, mookie Betts Nelson during the national anthem evolve any of the C.. Mates steward. At Point. That movie was kneeling. Cody, bellinger and Max Muncie put their hands on his shoulders I. IT extends from the Spring into summer camp through the negotiation with Major League Baseball in which I think that was another. Unifying time for the players, and this is another one and I I do think that they are as connected as I've ever seen them on causes in which young concede occasional divides and understand that you're going to look at things through different prisons and different lenses I think there is as united as as ever and I thought last night was an example of it to your point about the Yankees, though and Aaron doesn't surprise you at all that Aaron you know wants the team to act uniformly as the team in in any action that they do that doesn't surprise me and I think it serves the Yankees incredibly well to have somebody who is able to build consensus. In a clubhouse in which you have a variety of different personalities, cultures backgrounds etcetera. We've been talking about insured season. Some of the advantages advantages are GONNA. Try to try to find and pulling the players together getting them past the negatively on a day-to-day basis of things like you know concerns about testing, etc.. That's something. Erin is very good at something. I feel like the dodgers are very good at i. feel like Kevin Gach Terry Francona. There's some teams. They're going to have that advantage, so yeah, you're exactly right to have bony. Doing that was something I think we would have been anticipating what What's your take on the new playoff format? You know it's funny I I like it and I hope it continues I think what I heard a lot of people yesterday i. like it for a year I. Like it for one year. I I like it for as long as baseball exists, I think more more teams. More fan bases bore interest, the longer you can it of course, the season I understand in a hundred and sixty two games, there should be some rewards for. or at least the concept that there should be some reward while you're reward is. If you finish first, you get to face the eighth place team. That is your reward. You Finish I. You're not facing the second place team or third place team, etc, etc, I love it. and I think if you're gonNA, you know really be a world series champion. There's nothing wrong with opening up with a three game series and whether you use. Use examples of because of how strong may are the Yankees having to face I dunno the Texas Rangers in Bite, minor and Corey Kluber. Okay? If they finish anything you finished Reuss, go beat them. You know you've been better all year. BEAT THEM I I have no problem with it. I hope it continues I love the idea, and I'm not going to qualify saying just for this year. That's not that's not the camp I live in. Yeah and I think it's as we're. We're GONNA see with the runner at second base role in extra inning says you're seeing the Universal D. H.. This is This is on on for the future to see how this goes in what you can learn from I know during the course yesterday. One of the iterations that they were talking about was to have that. Show, and to have the one two and three seeds potentially pick their opponents. That was not part of the agreement with that was announced yesterday Carl. We all realize that they're kind of. This is like the backyard game that you and I would play his kids with our friends. The home run Derby. Say Well if you hit it on the roof, that's. Now we actually have to hit it to the right of the your parents window. That sort of thing and if that were to change, you know and they were to come up with that I. Think I personally like that idea. I love this selection show like that. What about you? Well look I where they're trying to create drama to try to make made for TV events, we're we're trying to make made for TV. Events, other networks or are doing those things, and it's a fascinating concept I don't have a problem with it. I will say that one of the things about the Korean. Baseball playoffs, which is interesting you finish first in the regular season. Overall with your record. They have ten teams. We have thirty. It's the I'm not comparing apples to. Apples, but what they do is for instance. If you're going to have sixteen teams, and you're going to have all three games in the first round, be played at one team's home park, the team with the better record. What the K B O does is that first round is a best of three, but the team that has the better record already leads the best of three one game to none and I heard a lot yesterday that what happens in a let's just use the Yankees. Rangers, example and the Rangers happen to win. Game One because Mike Minor Great. Great now the Yankees after we in the next two games or whatever that team is in the Korean baseball organization. What they do is they make it a best of three, but the team with the better record already leads at once, so they only need to win one game while the lesser team has to win the next to it it it does give that team a huge huge advantage and I thought about that. Listening to a lot of the people say well. What if they lose game one, the better team or the team with the better record? They certainly have eliminated that that conversation in the K B O and I think you know that that is one way if you're worried about. Losing the better record team like well, it sounds great until you know the Yankees and the Astros and the dodgers as or eliminated in the first round. And then what are you left with? You've lost your best teams. One Way to do that would be to give the team with the better record, a one nothing advantage in a best of three series. And again they're making these up as they go. So who helps you know who knows if that winds up coming into the conversation and last one? I just wanted to give some of my reporting on Dr Anthony Fauci I was watching him before he threw out that first pitch last night. Girl and he was windmilling his arm and I kind of felt bad for him because you could see that he as we all do when you. You throw out a first pitchy. He had some anxiety, but he wasn't able to practice and I was thinking back to two thousand one in the world series before President George. W Bush read his spurs page. He was down in the Yankees batting cages, throwing a complete game, getting ready for his first pitch and Dr Valgy went out there last night without a practice pitch with a brand new glove in a National Jersey. Would you think? Well, I felt terrible for them. Because for somebody who is is so fact based in science based I'm sure he would look at that and say that was a disaster that that didn't go. The way he thought would gonNA go but he's an obviously an empathetic You know personality guy. You have sympathy with at a guy. You have enormous respect for but I just looked over to my left and so marsh era, and and he was like you would expect. Kind Kinda shocked, and then kind of giggling because I just take it for what it was, it was a it was a man thrown out a first pitch in in a very difficult anxiety, driving moment, and it didn't go well. That's all it is. It's it should be judged. Goes with it other than I'd like another chance at that. That would be cool if I could just have one more. I wish that who was doolittle. Kadett I wish somebody said here. Do do that again. Take another one. Yeah I. Haven't had a chance to ask. Sean do a little what the conversation was, but I watched him as the ball went by. He watched the ball fly by and then he did a double. Take out to you like what? He went and he got the ball and walked out I. I would have loved to have been flying wall for that converts. Dr Patchy said all right. Carl. Thanks for doing this. Good safe travels. Todd Radim is chief executive of our weekly quizzes. A graphic artist whose work can be sending ballfields all across America all around the world are got his website. TODD RATE DOT COM tied. You have been an internet hero this week because you've been following the travails of the Blue Jays the for the franchise that was once part of Toronto, but at the moment is sort of cut off on third. In the baseball world drifting, trying to land someplace couldn't land in Pittsburgh. Apparently the players don't want to land in Buffalo maybe to land in Baltimore every day. It seems like I'm C. Turning out a new logo for the new home of the Blue Jays. Yeah Buster I'm reminded of coming back from Las Vegas last year and coming back into New, York's supposed to come into JFK. Bad weather in New York and we are just circling central New York state, and the pilots giving us the whole breakdown. Well, we may wind up in Montreal which would be a problem because you probably don't have a passport, we may go to Albany. But the planes too big Blah Blah Blah, so the Jays are circling the airport. We can only imagine where they land. I. Feel terrible for them. you know the season has started? They don't have a home where they going buster. What what's the next logo? What do I do? While you turned down yesterday if they wind up in Camden yards that incorporated a crab. Thought was really good on short notice. Hey, you know. It's a small space. You've gotta fill with something that has immediate impact so I closed my eyes. I think of Baltimore and you know. The Maryland flag was a little too involved to put in that small space, so we get to a crab. And it all in a weird sort of way leads perfectly into our conversation this week. Is your schedule the talk about Camden yards? I through you flat fastball. Right up the middle buster well. I appreciate that what he got on on on my favorite ballpark. Well, you know, listen camden yards. We talked about January Smith and you spoke with her Several months ago at this point I. don't even know what day it is, but at any rate camden yards of course is the ballpark that changed the face of baseball. It changed the way we see a game in in the modern experience for a lot of reasons, but incorporating the warehouse out in right field than huge structure into the park itself so retro flourishes and touches the fact that it is so firmly integrated into downtown, the all important sense of place here it is I've got a couple of things about. About Camden yards, and then I want to drill you guys because this is a ballpark with great meeting for the both of you you know I think one of the unique things about camden yards is the fact that most people enter from? Feel right, I mean. That's for left unusual unusual thing, the home plate entrance, which is traditionally the front door You're entering through a totally different place and just I will say that as the you know it's. It's been around for thirty years now. It's unbelievable That that Hilton hotel out in left field. It's blocked the beautiful old building, the east to see I think it was a Bromo Seltzer building right the tower and while it's a nice place to stay out there now it's it's made things a little bit different, but what a gem of a Ballpark a great city, you wish the franchise was better powerhouse at. At one time so now I'm going to bring it back to you and to Taylor. Start with you buster. What are your thoughts on Camden yards? Well, I remember the first time I went in. There was in the April apt in the April the year that it opened and I was just blown away as a baseball fan. How unique it was and then so. Fast forward a couple of years they get an opportunity to work at the Baltimore Sun. I always said that. It's my favorite part because. I felt such a such a gift that I got that. I got to go to that place every day to work. It was just amazing. The the smells sites You. Know the the all the different things you'd see and you mentioned. The Hilton, which is at this point is the I think my least favorite building in the world. Because that taught that know the view of the skyline. Bromo Seltzer Tower I love that and so when I go there. Now I look at that Hilton just makes me. wince that the only thing I would say about that is that there is a gym very high in that in that building and I always was when I go to camden yards. Now I I think the people are up there running on treadmills. I think it's like in the tenth through the twelfth foreign like that would be a pretty cool view. Go Run. You know to go for a run and to be able to see that, but that it's my favorite park unbiased. And I hope that this is going to be one of those ballparks like fenway like Wrigley Field. That did you everything they can to keep it going? As far as as far as the I can say. I agree before I go to Taylor on I. I would say that Buster you. You hit on something. Maybe think about this. The beauty of Camden yards said probably people who are a little bit younger can't appreciate. We've talked about the fact that we had all these concrete doughnuts that look the same back in the day, but Camden yards for those of us who love baseball. It is a visual and you know just wonderful celebration of the sport. It embraces the sport in a way that few places to so having, said all that. Taylor. What about you already they're todd foster scored after the yard gets natty bows. Crush. Yeah. Love Cameron yards. Obviously, it's my finest Baltimore accent there just a lot of memories. They're growing up not a bad scene. The House I'm not super crazy about the center field seats. Literally everywhere else you've got a great view. Utah Street we always talk sense a place I mean when you walk in there, and that places buzzing, it is like a festival of baseball like it is just it's coming at you from all sides. You got your senses or tingling all over I love it the field bar. They added a couple years ago. I think that's a great addition. You know modernizing the place a little bit. I liked that a lot. The policy they have to bring your own food is phenomenal. You gotTa grab a hot dog. Grab your peanuts your stash egos outside. Bring those in you. A couple of dollars, a couple of dollars they are on. And then if you're doing a little pre-game action, pickles, sliders bullpen unbeatable. Personal favorite spot Pratt Street Ale house a little further down the street, but they make their own bruce and have a a mean Crab Pretzel so I love Oriole Park It's it's just amazing so many memories there, and it's cool to be working on the pod in knowing that it's busters favorite as well though not super surprising. You mentioned a couple of places and s that pre-game the experience and each of the places you've mentioned is central to the experience We always wrap up this part of the discussion, and since I'm flinging it back at you. Guys of I'll take it the buster. How About Memorial Stadium? What are your memories of their I? Actually never went there. I didn't cover the American league until nineteen ninety five so I never never went there, but the thing that I'll always remember because you always hear those great stories from those teams and you know. The Orioles history is unique among the. Teams. And players that you speak with who play on those teams in that so many of the players who played for the Orioles stayed in Baltimore they lived in Baltimore. They lived in Baltimore into retirement. And so memorial stadium was really a part of that. The dodgers in Brooklyn was another example of that. Where you hear stories about you know players staying there and so when they closed memorial stadium, they had this incredible ceremony Todd I. Know You've seen videotape of it when I watch. It makes me cry. MAZING, they did an incredible job where to last Davis. Season and nobody knows what's going to happen. And then I think it was the field of dreams music that they played. And then all of a sudden Brooks Robinson in full uniform jobs out to third base, and then following him Frank Robinson jobs out to right field, and then player after player who was on those teams from superstars like Jim Palmer. You Hall of famers like Jim Palmer's to You know they have this Great Platoon John Lowenstein Gary Reynecke. Those guys ran out together. They they had you know part-time players full-time players filling the field and they wasn't sound, and there wasn't a p someone on the. Announcing that it was Brooks Robinson biggest supporters. Everyone knew in the last player who ran out onto the field. That ceremony was appropriately CAL ripken. Junior who carried carried the franchise into their next home I. Am I'm sure you've seen that. Videotape taught i. have and I remember when it happened. I went to a couple of games at just a handful at memorial stadium. I remember being struck by the fact that it was in this neighborhood, just the strangest thing in the world and bustard your point very. EBBETS field like in a certain sense and a place that was You know the just so tightly integrated that the players were such. A A part of the area was pretty clear. Just yeah I mean, and all those great oriole teams elevate. We talk about this all the time to elevated the place to. Valhalla stat status in a certain sense to but one last thing for me. When you talk about, you didn't cover the American league. There was a time before interleague play. That's all we're going on. Yeah exactly Kali. That's that's gone on for a long time now at twenty twenty four years. Good Lord, Yeah Yeah. We're getting old. All right what you got for this week's quiz. Buster The Washington. Nationals are wearing sleep patch to commemorate their world. Series Championship. Here's this week's question. What team was the first to do? Likewise a sleeve patch in commemoration of their title was it a the nineteen eighty-one Kansas city royals. Was it be the one thousand nine eleven athletics? Was it see nineteen, fifty-six Brooklyn dodgers or was it? d- The nineteen, zero seven white sox I clock to wear a sleeve patch commemorating their world series title eighty-one. Royals Eleven athletics fifty six Brooklyn Dodgers, or the OH. Seven White Sox. I tell you what I. I'm a little bit nervous about this one because I had a team in mind, and that didn't show up on the board, but go ahead Taylor. All right I am going to the seems like a modern thing so I'm going to stick to my modern sensibilities. I'm going to go a royals. I'm going to go the OH seven white sox. Your is correct Oh. And who? Quite often. I'll throw out a question and I'll say. You got a twenty five percent chance and Taylor. You took the bait on that. It seems like a modern construct, but the oh seven white sox I to do it. There you go and tell I don't know if you listen to last. I gained even more ground. Striking back no wonder you like Travis so much like Oh. Great replacement have him on any time. That's why. Oh, that's right. The standings now, Todd. What have to add things up? We'll have just completed week twenty I. Haven't Excel spreadsheets sitting in front of me so I will do that and I'll tweet it out later. Okay, that sounds good, but the the fact of matter is. I am gaining ground Taylor, so watch out tie. Thanks for doing this or I guess happy, opening day. Leisure tweets. Already buster liter tweets four fry D, a loaded set of bleacher tweets, and I actually being off with my own question here a while the rain delay was going on. I was watching the broadcast, Mattie and era. They're like we're going to track down buster here any minute now. What? Where did you go? What were you doing during the rain delay like you I'm sure you just skittered off trying to find some cover there. No I actually never moved I. Moved Underneath the Ledge, so I wasn't getting rained on, but besides that I was. was sitting in the same place. We had some technical issues last night where there were times. When you know, you wanted to add in the broadcast and you go i. Got Something on this. You want to let people know and they couldn't hear us. for for periods of time from the Ballpark in Washington But it. It was you know. I was glad I was here, but to the ECHO JOE panic. It was weird. There's no doubt got it. You mentioned that Joe Panic interview on the broadcast very cool. Let's get to. To The tweets Francisco Morales at Frankie m three one six rates in if a team that shouldn't have made the playoffs does win the World Series In this new playoff format. Does this make this year's champions? Even more questionable, or would that make them more deserving as they had a rougher time getting there yet, Francisco? It feels like a lot of folks are trying to find equivalency between this year. And what happens in other years there is not in my opinion. I just look at it as an outsider at you Taylor. It's not that. That hard for me to separate in whatever happens this year whether team wins the championship or loses in the in the postseason, it's just a different year and it's a different context like if the Washington nationals win the world series and we will say yeah. They won back to back world series, but one of the two wouldn't have the equivalency of other championships I. You know there'd be no question about that for me. Yeah, it's definitely different I. Hear people all the time with all the sports that are restart ends like oh! Who cares who it's going to be illegitimate like like we're all we're. All living is like we're not forgetting. What's going on in the world so I don't think it's that big a deal. It'll certainly have its place in history, and that'll be that so just enjoy the baseball, everyone. Corey Rooker at Corey are underscore twelve writes in does the price for players trades increase if the expanded playoffs stick more teams, looking to make moves with less teams willing to trade gory, exactly right supply and demand, and there's going to be less supply and there's going to be more demand. PK Steinberg. A much liked tweet on twitter. I think the answer this, but he writes in our Max. SCHERZER's three CY youngs world series win and stat standard and advanced to date enough to get him elected into the hall of fame. Aka hundred percent of his career ended today. Max Scherzer would be making a speech copes down. And we got another addition to the The Cleveland Naming Hunt Christopher savage at savage and beasts rates in any chance. Cleveland becomes the Blue Sox. It would finish out the American flag for the socks teams. They do wear blue socks as a part of their uniform. History includes in one point. Their team was called the blues. We talked about that. That's an interesting idea but I don't think the Cleveland Baseball Franchise feel like they would need to fill out that for the American League. They're focused on what their fans want. And I I sense is that there's a lot of momentum trending towards spiders. Last one four today are pal Jason Emeco. Could Lovely Hartford Connecticut Dunkin Donut Park be considered as a potential home for the Blue Jays. You mentioned a little bit earlier. Do you think it could happen? That'd be fun and I saw. What was it that the governor of Connecticut or the Mayor of of Hartford was lobbying hard to to invite the Blue Jays to come and play look, the issue is the Blue Jays players are telling the team. They WANNA play in a major league facility. They have access to a minor league facility in Buffalo in think if. If they play minor league games at that's where they would wind up, but for now they're focusing to be implying as many games in major league parks as possible it is the governor lobbying hard for that, so yeah, that's believe or tweets for today subscriber rate and review to this podcast wherever you listen to podcasts baseball's back. We'll be back on Monday thanks everyone. Did for today might thanks to Ravioli Todd Taylor thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember hate. Inequality based on skin color something. We have to fight against every single day. For listening to the baseball tonight podcast. 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This is inside the Parker you give us twenty two minutes and we'll give you the scoop on Major League Baseball now here's baseball hall of fame voter number eighty six. Rob Parker. I welcome to the PODCAST I am your host Rob Parker, coming up regatta big show for you today former. Third Baseman scholley. Hey, just guy won the world series with the Yankees the nineteen ninety-six Join US plus. Baseball columnist Scott Miller from the bleacher report that much more. Let's go. To lead off, it's getting rock and keep them up. Rob's take the three biggest stories in major league baseball. Number one baseball and it's unwritten rules I know the Fernando Tat teased juniors situation is on everybody's mind. We're going to talk with a former major league, third baseman Charlie Hayes about that situation. But, let me go over some of the unwritten rules and I wonder if if you even know some of them, you agree with some of them, there's all kinds of stuff out there. The one that I do buy into is you don't bunt during a no hitter especially like in the night inning if the game is basically auto reach, you should have to hit to get your way on i. do believe in Nat. there are all the ones like never make the first or third out at third base. Have you heard about that? That's another one that's out there. The center fielder gets the ball. You know he's supposed to have. Free Wayne out there. He supposed to be able to grab everything that with his in his reach. All of the talk about you don't swing at the first pitch from a pitcher who has allow back to back home runs. So if you're the third battle, you're not supposed to do it. There's all these different things that are out there and people some people agree with some people don't don't steal bases if you're by a large margin. So that's another one. You don't show up the pitcher. You don't show up to the fielders. These are all the ones that people are out there. As, far as unwritten rules and baseball baseball has changed. Newer players of common we've seen different things happen. I don't buy into all the unwritten rules but. I do. Number two, this will be very interesting. In Cleveland, there is a riff on mutiny. Players on shore if they want to invite back the pitchers clever injure and please say back to the team two of their best pitchers in the best rotation. That's what the Cleveland Indians have. Those two guys have been demoted. The team mates are now not sure if they want them back because of those guys breaking the trust. With their teammates, going out on the town in Chicago and bringing it back to the clubhouse. Especially, with covid nineteen out there, this will be very, very interesting. I? Don't believe the Indians are going to trade these guys get rid of him. If the Indians have a chance to try to win, they're going to need both of these guys. These guys have to man up own up to what they did beg for forgiveness from their teammates so that their teammates can once again trust them and they can rejoin the team I expect them back on the team. But it'll take a little time for players to feel better about these two number three. As of Wednesday the loss Angeles dodgers had the best record in baseball. Yes. The dodgers had won seven games in a row finally got hot finally after a bumpy start, and here's the other thing. At Eighteen and seven, they're off to their best twenty-five game start since one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, and don't look now. But the dodgers have a chance of making it to the world series again, which would be third time in four years, which is nothing to Pooh Pooh. Yes. But the dodgers still it's not about the regular season we know this team is loaded. They have so many good players such a gray lineup, the addition, mookie Betts. Figure before the dodgers it's about winning the world series I, hate to break it to you take all the games they could have the best record in the League they could win the division again in the NFL wes, they could get to the world series again and none of it will matter a less. They win the world series it's world series victory or bus for the dodgers in twenty twenty. Here comes the big interview. LISTEN AND LEARN WHO I now, let's welcome to the PODCAST. One of my. Favorite. Ex Players Chali Hayes thirteen years in the big leagues broken of course, with the San Francisco giants won the World Series in ninety six with the New York Yankees. Charlie. I. Remember you catch in that foul ball. And the world series in the Yankees drought remember that that was a great moment. Wasn't it? Yeah I didn't. I didn't realize this. Until, probably five or six years later That was a special moment in my career and I remember where I put it like this more people from the Yankees know me from any other team played on and I was there I think a total of. A year in twenty, five, thirty, five days. Always crazy. That is crazy. But when you win a world series, people remember that. Let me ask you a big story in baseball for Nando TAT tease of course, junior who are. A major league baseball by swinging on a three. Oh pitch with the bases loaded. Lot of the Texas Rangers were mad at him Chali. Big Time players, Reggie Jackson Johnny Bench. All tweeted out in support of the kid where you on this with the unwritten rule Abou- swinging on three and our in that situation. where. Back in the day, when we came along, those are some of the things that went along with the game. that you were told and you know you remembered or whatever you know you didn't really do that but I mean just think about life I, tell people all the time. So I try to raise my kids away. I was way. Then I'm doing a disservice because the times we live in now eight like the ones that I was raised in and that's my whole outlook on all of that. I mean like I hear. Oh, the players that played before me talk about the players now you know the parks small the balls that use you know like I was telling someone the other day they asked me about what I thought about the ball I said well. If. The major leaguers using the ball, the kids that are trying to get to the major leagues should be using the same baseball I mean it doesn't make sense to me the guys that are at the top of the ladder using the best baseball in the guys that are trying to get top of that are not using it. Just doesn't make sense and you know like I was saying about. Teach hey listen. That's what the kids are looking for now you know a Lotta. People ask me you think kids watch baseball like they used to know they don't you know they can go to sports center and get the whole everything that happened in the sports world in thirty minutes. Right? You know there the kids are looking for. The best. Live what's funny you know that's what they're looking for I mean like I see where they say, Oh, the game is getting along for our long. Well, I went to a baseball game and I got tired I went home. I saw. That I say that every single time when I'm done I get up and leave what's the big deal. Yeah but I mean everybody now for whatever reason I wanNA have a I guess and everything and I just don't get it but I don't think nothing was wrong with. You know the game has involved you know at one time it probably all the way to the right at one time. It's all the way to the left and one thing about baseball always. Centers out you know like Ed Baseball player you don't get too high. You don't get too low on that scene that was successful. Ones can stay on an even Keel and that's why I you know I don't see anything wrong with he did. You know, hey, everybody's trying to be that guy I mean, that's what we make it to be. So you know I'm trying to get my numbers you trying to get joe numbers we try to do that in a team concept by. Teams that win but you know I don't I don't agree I. Don't disagree I think you know as a Pitcher, actually a guy hit a home run. He spends there and watches it or whatever. We're back in the day we handled it ourselves on the field and that was all that was made of. But now you know like I tell people reporters got to do the job. We gotta do our jobs no matter how good I play half bad I play for Puerto, wanted to talk to me I stood there and deal with it. I, remember my choice gang a big league when my gang. But when I was in Philadelphia, I think I made four errors. wapping take off and after the gang I was in in dickey knows coming up to say, Hey, man you know don't go nowhere standup I talk to media face them. You know you learn that kind of stuff. You also hear about you know you don't still up by ten runs and this and that. I mean just everything about baseball changed from when I played. But I'm I'm a fan of out with though with the new I mean in in with everything keep it in perspective you know how everybody have the right to say whatever they want to say well. I think that some of the probably maybe that thing needs to change and say you got the right to say whatever you want to say. But when you get outside the nine somebody's got the right to punch. Junior Father a lot but they charlie. No doubt about it I I. Think you hit it on the head couple questions asked you about covid nineteen and obviously baseball going ahead in playing with it. Your son is a minor leager. Did did he have he got covert? Right? Yeah he got it on the wake on. you know and they hit everybody report didn't have it here because we were all together none of us having. In acts it you know I always believe when they first came out and said that is. Pandemic they canceled. They cancelled all kinds of stuff. Well, I took it serious not only that by playing in New York I knew a lot of people from New York and I had seen a lot of in January down in new. plumper when they have a Danke fantasy council you know just loop seeing what was going through and talking to the people that I knew or they had aunt. Grandparents etc. Passing away from it. I knew Israel. Know. What you play, would you be playing? Charlie. If you're still a player, would you have opted out a would you have played? I think I would play because I love baseball. That's how much I care about it. But at the same time, everybody has different circumstances like You know out here where we there's nobody here for the family, we've gotta go to Mississippi where the families basically where we added Yes someone would have been at risk then I would have to weigh my options but. Not, not having anyone at this and. You know gone and Heston Take Care of my family then you go do it but that's why I say I mean I got I got a friend that crossed the line, a replacement player. And I never judged I asked him why did he cross the line and he told me my wife is pregnant My somebody that's on my thing has counselor. You know everybody have a number of reasons why and until you in that in in no shoes yourself you, you really can't. Comment but for me, there's no doubt I would have been plan because I love baseball I think that's was my calling and. Also, now, hitting kids, that's my calling. So I think I do that to a fault but I feel like that's what I do best and I try to make the most of it I. Thanks Charlie Man we appreciate you stay safe. Thanks man I appreciate your time. Thank you, Buddy. Talking to you all anything. Apart. Unimaginable. Crime. Was the second biggest mass murderer in two thousand, sixteen behind the pulse nightclub shooter. All from the same family. It would become the largest criminal investigation in Ohio's history. County sheriff's requested state help immediately after they got word. In. The early morning of Twenty Second Twenty Sixteen eight members of the rodent family were brutally murdered. Shots Death Execution Style in their homes. Eight victims. Thirty two gunshot wounds. Three children left alive at the scene. This is the Pike did massacre. Listen to the pike massacre on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. What happens when two therapists walk into a podcast and then hold people accountable for their advice? Hey, I'm Lori gottlieb irate the deer therapist advice column for the Atlantic and I'm I. Wish I write the Guy. Advice. Column for Ted. And we're the hosts of a new podcast from IHEART radio called the a therapist. One of the frustrating things for us as advice columnists is it afterward? No one gets to hear how the advice worked out. But on our show, you will be guide people through a consultation and then have them come back and tell us what worked or didn't, and what we can all learn from it. I was raised in a generation where men didn't show emotions, I am not good at words. But. Going through it has helped me grow in that sense. Thing that burt junior his daughter, the six year old she hates me one minute and loved me ten minutes later. I don't want to lose sight of the negative feelings that I cost her I just hope that at some points you can forgive me if you'd like to walk into our podcast, email us with your dilemma at Lori and guy at iheartmedia dot com listen to did therapists on apple podcasts, the iheartradio APP over ever you get your podcast. It's time for the pocket protector central the analytic numbers you need to know well, maybe Anthony masterson is his name. Be s analytics is his game. What do you got for me Anthony or rob about kind of talk about the better Bieber you know? Justin. But his brother from another mother Shane has been putting up absurd numbers without realizing. It's too late now to say, sorry through Bieber's I five. Stars in the season, he lied can strikeouts per nine innings at fourteen, which would be record as one point three era, a second circuit only to Lance Lynn. In Texas, only two players have ever with more batters in their first five starts to the season than the fifty four by the beeps, and you might recognize the names Nolan Ryan in Nineteen, seventy eight and Randy Johnson in one, thousand nine. Hundred, ninety nine and he's not just striking guys out. He's making guys look silly since they lowered the mound in nineteen, sixty nine to even things out for the hitters. No Star in that time has made more guys miss in their first five starts than bieber getting swings and misses an unheard of forty six point four percent of opponents swings. Yeah. Literally half of the swings guys take against him. or coming up empty he's the first Ale Katrina. Strike out at least eight batters and each of us I five starts since Mike Mussina back with the Yankees two, thousand three and after conditioning in voting last year, he's the odds on favourite Indians Indians different winner in the last thirteen years, Garrett Cole, Jacob Degrom, Mike. The headlines, what is their turn to pitch but schieber starting in the must see TV. Was a big week in the big leagues. Is it. Or is it fair and now? FEARED SHADOW LEAGUE DOT com. MLB INSIDER JR Gamble. The Yankees continue to win despite both stanton and judge. Being on the injured list and people around baseball keeps saying that they're off blessed franchise because no matter who's in or out of the lineup doesn't seem to stop their winning. Jr is if foul or fair to say that the Yankees are blessed. That's sad. That is a foul. Some people look at the Yankees of the franchise with a never ending of Pailin I say they've been. Cursed franchise since winning last World Series in two thousand nine when they acquired stanton coming off an MVP and pairing him with judge who had fifty two homers as a rookie everyone assumed the Yankees had the best power tandem in baseball problem is he's up these balls can stay healthy and are yes to play a full season together. Is healthy judges usually hurts vice versa. Judges Played One, hundred, nineteen games the WHO season and stamping just thirty two. Right now, both of these guys are out along with some other key players, and while the Yankees can withstand the season without their big boppers as they bid in two thousand nineteen when the team lost two thousand more days injury than any other MLB squad, the Yankees will need their best players in the playoffs. They haven't had a full healthy team in the playoffs that stanton the ride. Injuries are becoming an Albatross team still has eighty six percent shot at winning the division filling guys like talk men and and Doiron Frazier are good real good. But when it's time to go tip on thing, you need your elite superstar in the lineup and if the Yankees don't have those guys and don't be surprised if they don't make it to the world series again. Thank God the. Next it's time for trash talk twitter with your chance to trash anyone or anything in major league baseball. Got The this week's winner of trash. Talking is J S I colts he tweeted at me this quote I'm trashing the Boston red. SOX mookie Betts gone. Lousy lineup no playoffs incite. Now Look what you've done. If you want to get your tweet on trash talking. Make sure you hit me up all my twitter at Rob Parker F S One when rob was a newspaper columnist he lived by this motto. If I'm writing I'm rippin. Let's bring in a writer of broadcaster older new I. Now, let's welcome to the program. One of the best baseball writers in the country Scott Miller, a national MLB columnist for the bleacher report and a friend of mine what happened has got. Hey Rab Nice to be with you always a pleasure talking with you whether it's here on your podcast or on one of your radio programs or even go back to when I bump into your periodically and Lakeland Florida at a restaurant during spring training node. Doubt about it. We miss those days for sure but Scott give right into a man. Here. We are about twenty five games almost halfway point of the season. Which is the best team in baseball is it the dodgers Yankees or somebody else? You know right now I would I would vote on Sundays I know they don't have the they don't have the name recognition maybe, but that's a salad team you know Bob Melvin is is is one of the best managers working in any dugout today. you know the Infield, the Corner Infield Mandelson, and Matt Chapman, not enough people know about you know it teams you met Yankees dodgers obviously very good Yamaguchi's. Injury issues right now I mean doggone if they're gonNA win. They've got to figure out a way to keep Aaron Judge John Carlos Stanton on the field. Now, DJ Mayhew's banged up dodgers very deep You know I think they're gonNA, only get better and better as they go Walker Bueller hasn't even really gotten fired up yet. Yeah that's amazing. those teams eight they keep winning despite that and the as I mean, this is no surprise they've been winning games and making the playoffs the last couple of years. All right. How about the Indians Mess? And is a rift in the clubhouse clever and play Zach. You know they. Broke. The trust from their teammates. Some guys are really not happy about it. They were demoted as a question about you know. What to do with those guys? What are YOU GOING TO IN CLEVELAND? 'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT GONNA win anything without those two guys did two of their best pitchers. Yeah boy talk about a dramatic interesting situation. You know you've got a credit the Indians right now for choosing the trust you know first of all for putting it up to a team vote. Having a team meeting and letting the players have all that input. The players basically said, get these two guys Outta here. Now whether those you clemenger and please sack are gone for ten days when once they get optioned out, they've got to be gone for ten days whether they bring them back at that point or keep them out or trade one or two of them. One if not, both is going to be interesting to see you right the Indians at the time at I think the major league leading Bass. Tara. If not they were in the top two or three point is one of the best pitching staffs in the game and then police action clever to fifty the rotation you know get sat out I think the fact that the Indians like I say, let the players vote and made a statement that was a strong strong statement because to your point rob if they're gonNA win, they need those guys and the fact that they said look we'll take a hit here but you guys are out of here because you know. We can't tolerate this especially because you know making it even worse it'd be bad enough normal circumstances but you know Carlos Carrasco another member of the rotation just battled leukemia a year or two back. So he a got a potentially compromised immune system. Plus Manager. Terry. Francona has had some issues and Terry Francona. This week isn't even managing the team bench coach Sandy Alamar is because Francona had to go get. The undergo procedure back in Cleveland for he's had some gastrointestinal problems this year. So you got a manager and one of your starting pitchers that are not a hundred percent physically and for police acting clever. To, go out and sneak out of the hotel you know and go out to dinner with friends. It was irresponsible number one number two compounded they compounded irresponsibility by lying to their teammates and You know we'll see but more power to the Indians for doing what they did. No doubt. His name is Scott Miller. He's the. MLB National. Baseball columnist for bleacher report what about the Red Sox? How sticky all are they? It is been an embarrassment and and granted when you trade mookie Betts and David Price. That's not going to help you but are you shocked at how bad they are? I am Rob I, I'll say this. When they made that trade over the winter to your point They were going to be bad now. You can't trade Lewke Bats and David Price and not be worse than you were the day before. Now, I was at their camp in Fort, Myers Florida in February before. Everything blew up and baseball sent everybody home wants to. Over nineteen pandemic took over back in February they were talking to brave talk the red. SOx were saying you know basically. they they they. They were looking to basically rebuild on the fly and they thought they were GonNa be better than people thought well, obviously that's out the window couple issues besides bats and and David price being gone Chris sale that wasn't right from day one. Tommy John Surgery, go back again I mentioned I was in Boston camp in February when I say Chris wasn't right from day one I, mean that literally I was at four in Fort Myers Day the very first day of Spring Training and Chris. Sale. Wasn't even a camp the Red Sox said at the time he had a bad case of pneumonia and they told him to stay home. So sale miss the first. Days of training camp with what was described by the team pneumonia, and then he came in and started working, and then pretty soon I, came up with a lame elbow and then as I say Tommy John Surgery so you lose sale you lose bats you lose David Price. Eduardo. Rodriguez. was then going to be they're taping day starter. He got he was afflicted with cope in nineteen, and then when he came back they probably myocarditis lasting Scott quickly yes or no will be a lot of trade activity on the thirty first of the trade deadline. What do you think I? Think just moderate at most because with the expanded. Playoffs Sixteen thirty teams are in the playoffs which means by the way sixteen make it. But right now, we've got about probably twenty two to twenty four teams that think they can make it be one of those sixteen. So how words there only a five or six teams maybe even less they're out of it as we speak right now I think they're not gonna be as many sellers this year plus everything you know a lot of people the minor leagues are playing. So it's GonNa, be more difficult to trade for prospects because teams don't have up-to-date information I think there will be some trades rob but I don't think. It's not going to be Normal Trade deadline years where we get five or six blockbusters I. His name is Scott Miller on national baseball writer for the bleacher report Scott. Always a pleasure stay safe my friend. You as well talking about. 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We talk to the people at the heart of it all who represent shape this global movement real talk with real people listen to get down with K town on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Now. It's time for some diamond dust with wish TV's Phil Yes. Baseball in college you now here his MLB knowledge. All. Right. So you thought the twenty twenty baseball season couldn't get even more weird they. Hello to the Boston red. SOx. If you've been paying attention at all baseball this season, you know the socks. Pretty much awful. How Awful? Listen to this. They haven't been this bad since nineteen thirty two when the team had forty three wins and one hundred eleven losses in a wing percentage of just two, seventy two. So far in twenty twenty, their winning percentage just to sixty one. Now, there are a lot of factors at play here of course, including their two top pitchers being out for the season with Chris. Sale. Having Tommy John Surgery Eduardo work is developing a heart condition after battling Kobe nineteen but their offense hasn't been very good either looking at you jd Martinez. A lot of SOx fans are going to point to and blame the trading of mookie Betts of course, and they're not wrong about this. But to be fair, the team and their new GM high bloom had no choice. It was pretty obvious that Betts would not be returning to fenway park and bloom just couldn't let him walk without getting something in return. He did the best he could and got back decent pieces, but it's pretty clear the red sox in rebuilding mode and there's no better GM in baseball to do that. Then high bloom that said, one of the best rivalries in all sports has always been the Yankees and red sox. Yes. It's gone through ups and downs over the years. But it's been more ups and downs over the past two decades and in a short and fees in that has been riddled with negatively. 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The Kilcoyne Conversation  Matt Holliday

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The Kilcoyne Conversation Matt Holliday

"And this one is a baseball. Conversation with matt holliday. The former cardinal seven time all star for those came during his seasons in saint louis over three hundred home runs twelve hundred. Ish rb is. Don't have it in front of me. Something along those lines at great career. Maybe it's not quite over something that sorta just happens during this interview interviews. That matt holliday is still hit. He's helping coach at oklahoma state with his brother. Were his brother's head coach. But the focus of the interviews about nolan arnaldo in early along with cardinals showed interest to holidays friends with him. He was teammates with them. And i had to think about it. Yeah in two thousand. Eighteen holiday hit another late run with the rockies teammates but not for very long but the friendship dates back further than that because a troy to lewinsky who was iraqis t made of holidays friends with our anada the all sort of connected so holidays known nolan arnaldo for a long time and anybody gave him the nudge to hey man. You're gonna want to go to saint louis wave that no trade. You're gonna wanna stay if anybody's sold on. The idea played for the cardinals plane in saint. Louis it's probably matt holliday. Number one because he knows what it's like playing in denver ended up in saint louis similar path so the conversation is about nolan are not oh coming here those numbers at coors are. They considered inflated by other players but also a topic in the wake of the are no trade. That i thought was important. The cardinals image around baseball. We always heard players. Wanna come. your players wanna come here. And then john carlos stanton nelly does he not want to come here. He met the cardinals in la to discuss. Why he didn't want to come. Didn't even come to st louis to say i don't want to come to st louis. You know jason heyward took less to play for the cup so that sort of narrative taking a hit. We'll get into that topic with bad holiday inn again. wouldn't mind just come to camp. It may only be if the age comes around. Which looks like it's not happening but sort of fun to think about so our kilcoyne conversation. This week is with matt holliday. The former cardinal presented by marie senior living there at the corner of clayton and wiedeman road premier senior living since nineteen sixty beautiful campus. Out there too. I wanna do a virtual tour. You could easily do that at marie. Davila dot com also tried bank. That's the st. louis-based bank since two thousand five. So they're based here meaning they can get things done for you on the web. It banking dot com in person in front neck on clayton road. It's about a block. West of lindbergh real close to that lindbergh highway forty exits. Wherever you live wherever you work. It's not far from anything. Make sure you talk to jim. Reagan anybody with the team over there. Just really nice friendly folks. You don't always get that when you're talking about a bank triad banking dot com and appliance discounters. Four area locations. It's real simple. The top materials like ge and bosch at the lowest prices so if you're in the market for refrigerator stove microwave oven doesn't matter whatever it is. They've got great merchandise get online. The appliance discounters dot com and without any more comments. Reme- let's do it. Let's talk about holiday. We've heard a lot about nato. The player i get the sense. You know a little bit and when everybody says oh he'll fit in great. He's perfect for saint louis. When you hear that that mean how. Well i would say He loves baseball on. Say he loves the game He's not about social media. As i'm sure you guys could tell There's he doesn't have any He's not about the glitz and glamour of of being professional. Athlete he is very much the ultimate of baseball twenty four seven. Think about it. Watch it talk about it. Try to improve always looking improve his game. Always self analyzing trying to figure out how to get better Loves to breakdown video He'll call me and say hey. I was Check this video out and it'll be me in two thousand seven on a slider down in a way he's watching youtube highlights of my two thousand seven season. I'm like or are you doing. He's like i'm just checking out some videos like he's just always thinking about baseball and and citing that fits right in with you. Know kind of cardinal fans love. They love guys that are kinda grinders and loved to play and play with high energy and play hard and and set a good example and enter good in the community. Good people. you don't have to worry about him away from the field i think he'll he'll get involved in the community and a lot of ways and and his wife's awesome Good family guy's got great brothers and mom and dad. So i think that's what probably i would say. That means to me as far as nolan fit. Ride 'em He's he's a good. Do you like him. he's he's a baseball player he's not Overly talkative But loves to talk the game. Did you know well before you guys were teammates. I mean people say holidays former teammate. Mike i was no. That was a different era and i forgot you went back there. Did you know before that stint in two thousand eighteen. I did so choi to lewinsky. Who who he and. I played with Earlier in my career and we were really close and then he became really close with nolan. When no one got called up and became you know it was the younger player that to locate it took under his wing and then when we would play we'll play each other We would go have dinner. We've go talk baseball. They come over to the house. I go over to to lows house and he'd be there We just kinda hit it off. We struck up a friendship and then like he loves kidding. I love to talk hitting we We became friends and And then ultimately getting getting a chance to play with him in two thousand eighteen bond was increased even more in. He's come to visit me a couple of times and Loves my kids. My two older boys of of texts with sim batting gloves talks baseball with them until story that last winter he came in to work out for for five or six days and thirty five degrees and he and jackson route on alex reynolds stadium under the lights Playing games trying to get thirty in a row and just just show jackson tips and Just the thrill for jackson and a thrill for me to hit ground balls to nolan or not. Probably the greatest defender of all time and my son shortstop and they're turning plays and they're doing stuff and it was just a kind of a symbol of of this you know he's a twenty seven twenty eight year old guy but is a big kid. He loves little ball him and his brother and cousin have this football league. They play and Their golf and they compete. They're just. They're just kind of big kids that that The loved to have fun and so We hit it off and we've become close and you know we've been in contact a lot as processes unfolded what's fair when people look at the coors numbers in say. Oh well those forty homers thirty eight. Yeah that's not going to happen in saint louis. What what's a reasonable expectation. And what about. Larry walker yourself. You guys probably heard it for years great hitters. But i imagine too. It's probably a little annoying when you're a good hitter when you hear that. Yeah i mean. I think when you look at nolan swing if you kinda look a little closer. I mean it's not a big fly ball hit. He's not god at sky's the ball in the air. Entrust the altitude is gonna take over for fifteen to twenty of his forty home runs. Thirty five home runs hits balls In the gaps backspin He pulls the ball with a short clean. Swing i. I don't know it's hard to sit here and predict what those numbers are going to look like in a full season at bush because bush is a pitcher spark. And and you have to be careful not to try to pull the ball too much in bush. Because it's tough to get rewarded right center at busch stadium Particularly like course field and such a big right center and of course bill but the ball seems to really carry and you could get rewarded out there any at least in my experience. It hangs up a little bit at busch stadium. So he's gonna have to be careful just to maintain what he can control which is a good pitch and use the middle of field. Hit hard on the line and then kind of go from there so I know that you know. Like i said there's a few things in hitting. Excuse me that you can control. You can control way swing at and you can control kind of. Haven't that approach getting the ball. Hard in the middle of the field. And after that you know it's out of your control made it's the winds blowing in wrigley field. You could smash ball. It's an out or if it's blowing out you can click one. And it goes ten rosen in the seat so those are all art of our game which is different than all. The parts are shaped differently. A lot of the environments are different domes. Outside inside wendy. Not wendy so in baseball hitting i like to just kind of remain consistent with my approach and what that is is a good pitch. Put a good swing on millfield type swing and and i think the talent that he has will will deliver a lot of good numbers and the numbers will show up and i think fans will be pleased. You made a great point. I heard it on cam wax. You said every guy that gets signed to a big new york. It's traded over every highlight. Tv guys like myself. It's every homerun. It's a diving catch it. sorta unfair. Isn't it that these guys never make out like. Is there any pressure that he's gonna feel is ernie tapping the brakes at. Maybe everybody fans media have to do. Yeah i mean. I think that that is the point that i think that for me i had to come to realize is like when you grow up in the organization like he did in the rockies fans had seen him from the beginning and he built up this equity that. If you went through a slump they knew it comeback around right so they had seen kind of highs and lows and just you know. They've seen the amazing seasons. And then you go to new organization in the first slumped you go into. They say while two cohorts bill. He's this he's overpaid like you know so you don't they don't and then you could you come back around and i think you know when you've built up equity with fans They don't jump down on. Come down hard on you. As a new fanbase like that said that that watches all his home runs. And you get in game winning hits and they don't see over fifteen that we all go through or the one for sixteen or the strikeout bases loaded in the ninth inning. All that stuff happens to everybody but nobody pays attention when it's not your guy and so there is some of that but i think he does a good job of keeping a circle. I say no social media. He's he doesn't listen and pay attention to a lot of the the reporters the talking. I think he's a piece pretty much. Keep his head down. Focus on weight control. And that's what most important thing is. I i think for me is the focus on what you can control and keep things simple and the numbers and the appreciation of how much fans will grow to love. Nolan will take care of itself. But i definitely think there's an element of wanting to come in and and impress show that you're you're you are who they are expecting and that you know you're worth the contract and your words the prospects that they gave up and kind of live up to this This high going into the season. So you're human and that happens you want to be you know you wanna be appreciated for what everybody's expecting. I thought one of the big winners also was the cardinals reputation. Because we'd always say oh guys wanna play your guys wanna play here and there was a time where mark mcguire and scott rolen yourself. We're like yeah this place you trade for me. I'll stay but then for a while. Free agents and other moves. It felt like players. Didn't wanna come here for handful years. Give me an idea like we overstated samlazaro. They'd come here. they're never leaving. Everybody wants to play here what he thinks a fair assessment of of that narrative. Well i would say that. It's tough to be saint louis. As far as i'm concerned for the kind of person kind of guy i am. I love baseball. I love playing and big-time atmosphere. I love going on in my family after the game and coming back and doing it all over again Is is you know. I think some people if you wanna play in a bigger market and you want your I guess your brand or Your endorsements some if you wanna play in the east or west coast Then i could see that maybe you know playing in the middle of the country. Maybe that's not for everybody. But i think for guys that love the game love their family. there's plenty of media coverage people may shoot. I felt like every year. We were playing the max number of sunday night baseball so like we were on sunday night baseball every every sunday where we were getting into the next town. We didn't want to be on sunday night baseball. We wanted to get in these reasonable time. So i don't know. I think that for guys like i said i love the game and and appreciate an awesome fan base and appreciate Fans that that show up and and then you get that middle of july Sometimes when it's stuff to get your adrenaline gone. You get that forty thousand fans and you get that buzz in the stadium and you get a Where were the games means. Something feeling in saint louis and that's not everywhere and so. I think that players appreciate that it before you came over. Did you have a little bit of that sense or a strong sense. In how much did it change once you got there like. I wonder if there's some guys you know like it'd be okay. I'll give it a shot. It looks okay. Or they're like oh my god. I can't wait to play there. What was your level. yeah i. I was definitely. I can't wait to get there and play there. I think as as an opposing player for my first five years. Six years. Before i got there. I mean you feel it as an opposing player. You just feel plus. I'm from oklahoma. 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I encourage you to take a virtual tour or simply to read more about this special place. Go to marita. Villa dot com are. You're still hitting and still working at you think you still play. I mean the cardinal said come to camp you think you could you could make make a move for a roster spot. Make a case for it. I think if they if they approve d. h. and having to write ended option off the bench. I think i could do it. I can still hit My family's as far as being around the kids. I think you know it gets me excited like when the cardinals make a move like this and it's one of my best friends and you start looking at galleon atom and maybe kind of coming to the end of their career and Matt carpenter's a close friend of mine If somebody called me and said hey we want you to come to camp and see if you could help us and ryan you no hitter in a tie or come off the bench I would consider it. And i think that i could do it now. I don't know you know. Like i said i i'm in a good spot in. I like what i'm doing But it does get the juices flowing when when you see a trade like this and you start envisioning I love playing and it's hard as players And i hit what the guys hit with our college guys The ball hit tracks. And you know. I'm still hitting balls. Hardly ever have There's times where. I'm like. Man i could do. This is just one of those things where it had to be the right fit and probably probably the cardinals only you know just as far as may leave and go somewhere and and do this what does it take. Take ueno texted mozelle. Lock your agent making okola advance. This is intriguing. How do we push this. I don't know. I don't know we'd have to you have to get the players agreed to the h. First and then Yeah i probably have to. You know. I think nolan probably has a little bit of pop now at that. Opt out that he could use So he's maybe nolan ueno together and and My friendship with and mr too wet could maybe give me invited camp but Yeah i mean it's hard not to the dream on something like that but We'll see a tom. Brady is what forty three and he will. Stab you forty one. Yeah i'm forty one I feel like like you said tom brady. And drew brees. And these guys are older than. I am a career batting average. If you just get a few more hits right. Get i w tempting to get like six or seven for eight and then quit. The to ninety nine does bother bothers me. Of course it does. I had it over three hundred with colorado to and eighteen and then kind of hit the skids. A little in drag down to nine are this is. This is random but it reminds me so ricky parole had a great nfl career. It finally retires and his wife was always bothered his his career receptions was six six six in a reminder of the devil so he was doing our ranch. Pre-game show one year in on a sunday. Like he didn't show up and i text them because dude. I forgot to tell you. Sign with the colts. I'm like what he's he goes with. Peyton manning the super bowl but he said i had to get off at six sicne caught like three or four balls or something like amazing. I've always thought that guys the to ninety nine to get if i get dan mclachlan's permission and he loves matt holliday. We probably played this. Whole thing as a podcast. So i should ask you. You would lizzy are doing podcasts. Yeah you become more is fun. With isaac. bruce. Do i said as a player. Kinda crank it out and get them to talk. But now you're a little more precarious. Tell us about what you guys are doing. Yes so during the pandemic we were. Were part of this pro pro athlete outreach ministry a board and leslie was they were trying to think of ways to kind of grow the ministry and she's like you know a lot of young people love podcast. Now we we should. We should do podcast in. Pa podcast and the gal that she's kind of talking to says that yeah. It's a great idea you can do that. Go ahead start that. And solicitors like oh. I thought that was an idea for somebody else. So she dragged me along. Because i wasn't doing anything just like everybody else in the world not doing anything so We kind of started this podcast. It's called table forty. And it's a faith based conversation style podcast We talk a lot about leadership and family and marriage and just it's more meant to be like being around the table which is something less than i enjoyed over. My career was. Let's having people over and and enjoying meals and hanging out and fellowship around a table and so that's it's meant to be a more conversation than than necessarily maybe an interview But we've had a lot of guests. Thankfully i've met a lot of people a lot of friends and they apple friends and so we've had. We've had a lot of people on there. A lot of cardinal connections for cardinal fans adam and You know we've had lance berkman and and Sheltie in jack clarity and nolan. And so we've had a lot of people and and rickie fowler and and you know some people that have been close to and you know some of. It's i think it's good. I think it's you know. Like i said it's got a forty minute car ride. It's a it might be worth listening to. Is leslie zing you because that's counting on that. Yeah there's a few times We do a couple is just me and her. We just recently did marriage That i think is pretty funny There's also one was skipped schumacher. That's really funny. If everyone remembers skip we have a pretty funny relationship. There's some funny stories on that Sean casey came on anybody's ever spent much time. Sean casey. there's there's lots of funny stories on him In the podcast. So there's some. There's some really funny lighter side ones and there's some some deeper wants forty. That's where people get an idea by all that stuff. Yeah you have pretty much anywhere. You can get a get a podcast. It's there is it table. Forty 'cause it's a forty minute deal or what's the what's the the forty is Is comes from psalm. Forty in the bible and its leslie's favorite version. It's a so that's kind of where that comes from our. Let's finish with this. What what do you miss most about the game a week we talked about you. Maybe even coming back. What what is it that you miss. Most you have a lot of big moments yet a lot of great career but what what is it that tugs it still you know. I think there's something about waking up and preparing yourself to go compete and to be part of a team and to be at t may have I don't know. I think when you're done playing like you competed all your life. You've been part of the team and you've been You know there's there's a reward for working hard and there's there's this element of competition that is hard to replace. And you know. I think that's something that That you miss and i think that's something that that you know you just when it comes to just life in general like having having purpose and i think that that some of that you know you feel like that. That's you know baseball with my calling and then you know. I'm getting some of that coaching It's hard to replace the competition part of it and here. I thought the answer was going to be the cat. I thought also the cap the did you have st lois. Isla this is the last. Did you guys have st louis spots or hang on that you went to like you miss that you guys were frequented or you know honestly We don't go many places but we we're pretty much. Homebodies are some great restaurants obviously and st louis area but Simon of the chef with the cars for few years you know he's got rebel and we used to kill that we used to be there all the time rebel kitchen and in his food just trying healthy and so i would say that probably is the place that we frequent the most. That was the only other place new when you are back in town. You frequent was the cat's house. Actually be app. I like to swing by the cats house just to make sure that people are still building their property right on top of his and his view is blocked so i pay those people a lot of money to build a house that close to him. Hey that's certainly an intriguing thought. It didn't matt holliday. Each forty one. Hey we just saw. Tom brady was able to do and he's playing. Every down. holidays is talking about being a bat off the bench pinch. It looks like we won't have the aid. So maybe that eliminates even the idea. But i don't know crazier things have happened. Maybe bring into camp. Let them swing a little bit. It's a it's a fun. I'll tell you what once you land. Nolan are not all of sudden everybody wants to be a part of this yada yada yada. Molina is now re upped and the cardinal buzz. Boy it has gone from bata. But if i said it was at a too few weeks ago that might be too high now. 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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight. Podcast Thursday February twenty seven two thousand twenty on buster only back in Bristol killer swing. How're you doing today? Oh you know. A PLEA WATCHMEN MARYLAND. Terrapins forgetting my laptop on the coffee table. It's it's been an interesting morning. I didn't say a word. I didn't say we're taping a little bit later than what we planned. But that's okay. It's a long season right spring training. We'll just trying to get some reps right so the key is you. Don't let it affect you as we go forward absolutely self accountability to. That's why I brought it up. I want I want to be held accountable by you by the listeners. By Tim Kirch in everyone. I deserve it. Yeah you still have a perfect record in two thousand twenty because it's only spring training right. Some of the notes from yesterday's and Carlos Stanton may miss the start of the season is a great one strain in his calf. According to manage your Aaron Boone. The hits just keep on coming for the Yankees. Alex Coppola's the general manager of the braves address. The Status Freddy Freeman News at elbow surgery last fall and wasn't comfortable the other day. Give listen. This is expected. He's not concerned. Just activities sometimes. It will flare up and would not concerned. Just give it a little time to rest and again should be back in the lineup. Playing you know if he has Freddie today he thought he was. GonNa play tomorrow so we said look. Let's talk to Dr. All check and just make sure we're sitting here in February. We don't need to rush this thing at all so But if you did ask him. 'cause I'm ready to play tomorrow which actually did say that to me today. So what a relief for braves fans by the way that reference to Dr James All check. Who did the surgery? On freemen's elbow Hobby are bias. Did yesterday what tends to do in folding chairs outside the dugouts here on the to laugh way back and run and the cops we wanted to nothing shows you. The value of power re singles debases last sitting but they failed to score two out one big swing of the bat and the cubs around the board royals pitcher Scott Baya's with along one near the voice of Len Kasper. Jim Does Shays on the cubs. Television network the ASTROS PLATES IN PORT ST Lucie yesterday. George Springer was heckled by fans came up. I I at Bat. But that wasn't the most notable thing that happened in this game how about miles Straw speedster. Who SHOWING SOME POWER? This pop possible decisions. Draw one field. This bull carry pretty well another homerun. Lyles draw looks into the DUGOUT. Didn't hit a home run last year and has two already scream sweet guy so and so I was. I was pretty happy with the work. Third a few things can be bad. Early uninspiring I know. You're working on a lot even talked about it. We tell me some of the things that you've been miles online hits the Astros because the bases strong moves miles Straw soon as you recognize. Zeph all down getting past the center fuel returns on the jets and drops in six years off to the races lost the wheel of course in the Astros television network. Yeah you don't home run out of the park on his first Plate appearance and then that Second Plate Appearance Jillian Morales. The asylum. Reporter was doing in game interview when Straw is seeking liner. The one underneath the glove of the center fielder got past him so he hit two home runs in an unconventional unconventional manner. We'LL BE TALKING WITH TIM. Kurkin about what he's seen in spring training so far this year and the ugly I adding prayed when Diaz before we get to that. Be Sure to check out another episode of the low-post Zach. Talks to the Lakers. Jared Dudley about the Kobe Bryant Memorial. And what the last month has been like inside the Lakers locker room. Jared Dudley is his great candidate self. It's very interesting conversation. Find it wherever you get your podcasts. Seen Heads Rejoice Timmy. Time this great game or what within Kurkin on baseball tonight in Tim Kirk covers baseball? Espn and most springs. That means going to every canton but last spring Bryce Harper sabotage that for you right impacted your life to a high degree. Yes and this year. The signs feeling scandal is going to kill me. My goal is always to see all thirty teams. If I may to twenty five it'll be a miracle it'll be more likely. I'm GonNa make it twenty given my schedule because I got trapped doing that. A hugely important story buster. We all acknowledge that my style as far as seeing as many teams I can possibly see because I was trapped doing one story for twelve days. Yeah and just to be clear. Last year was Bryce Harper. Because he wasn't signed. And I know you and I both had camp for so many days when we were waiting for him to show up like he was just GonNa arrive and say. Hey Gimme a contract. I'm ready to sign. It wasn't GonNa ever happen that way but yeah we staked out the Phillies camp a lot last year. All right so among the camps you have in your out in Arizona. Tell me some interesting conversations things you've seen in the camps. You've hit this week while I did the dodgers yesterday and I know this is the easy to say buster but man. Do they have a great thing? Going there the attitude of those players as it should be is about as good as you can possibly see and I talked to like all their star players yesterday and I was really taken by one thing yesterday that bats came in and I'm sure this is an old story by now. But he came in and spoke address the team in front of everyone by himself in his first day in camp. And every guy. I talked to was absolutely dazzled by how articulate he was and how important it was for him to address the team and I haven't seen that very often where one player says. Is it okay if I talked to the team on the first day and it wasn't like him saying hey I want a world series and you guys haven't let me tell you what this is all about? It was just him trying to acclimate themselves to the team. And tell everyone. I don't know how long I'M GONNA be here but all I care about is winning. It was really interesting. The players that I spoke to how amazed they were. That movie beds would make that kind of a gesture and then handle it so well. Yeah absolutely it. I talked to general manager of another team right after. The dodgers finish that trade in and he made the point that I've been borrowing ever since that. It was really important for the dodgers to get a breath of fresh air so to speak after pushing the rock back up the hill in recent winters right and I saw it when every guy I spoke to yesterday the attitude again is so good there. Clayton Kershaw was in a tremendous mood yesterday. Which is not unusual but David price could not have been happier in his situation and I guess this is what happens when you've been waiting waiting waiting for the perfect deal to come along came along now. They go to spring training with virtually no week. This is in a great look at everything so I left thinking. I love the dodgers before because of obvious reasons and I like them even more now given how together. Everybody is about the season ahead. You also weren't goodyear. You saw the Cincinnati reds a lot of expectations there and you saw the Indians who share the facility there with the reds a lot of questions around the Indians about whether or not they're going to trade Francisco Lin door during the course of the season. Tell me your takeaway thoughts from those teams well. I was really impressed with the reds. I mean they are demonstrably better offensively. They were not a good offensive team last year. But Joey bottle back comes back and is the really good hitter that he's always been as entire career and you added casinos in the stock has and all the other people they added to that team. That is one deep team now. They need to go get a backup shortstop before the spring is over. But there's there's a lot to like about the reds right now and I really was impressed with the attitude in that Camp. Also that all right now we're in a position in a winnable division to really do some damage as for the Indians Of course I checked around about Francisco. Indoor and I was told again what I think. We all know buster. The deals in place for Lindores were not even close to being what the Indians could have accepted for Francisco door that the dodgers they didn't exactly make an offer but the names that were throwing around the dodgers four. Linda wasn't even close to getting that deal done. Not even close so this is what I think. We all believe they're going to start the year with Lynda door. They're going to try to win the world series with him and if things totally fall apart by July which I don't see happening they will trade him otherwise I think they'll trade him after the season but they're going to try to win with him. They're pitching is really good. But I still worry Do they have enough punch in the outfield to beat the twins and to make the playoffs. You and I don't care about spring training results but I think that we would agree. That there are exceptions. It times to that rule and one of them would be a player who has really struggled the year before goes out. I first outings and get pounded and doesn't get good results. Because you wonder about the impact on that player's confidence and I was thinking about that yesterday when I saw the crooked number put up by Edwin closed for the mets. Who was such an important guy for that TIM team and I I. You know settle winner. I thought he was going to be a great bounceback candidate because you could see last year the generally speaking he still has his stuff but he went out yesterday and inning three hits two runs any acknowledged afterward that he was a little anxious in his first outing of spring and that was a red flag for me. What about for you? Yeah and I'm with you about sir. I rarely pay attention to spring training statistics. Unless of course at the young guy trying to make a team trying to see if he's ready for this you know Ken Griffey Junior. They didn't want him to make the team his second spring training. They said you're too young. We want you to go down. And he was so great that that Spring training they had no choice but to keep him and it was the right thing to do because he was so good but I rarely pay attention to these things unless the guys coming back from an injury or something a d is different because he was a crushed man last year and they need him to return to form if they're gonNA make a run in that division and for him to get off to that kind of start and be as decorated as he is closer and still be jittery inside about pitching in spring game. That's more than a red flag for me and he's got. I'm sure a lot of work to do to get his head together to be ready to pitch on a high level in the big league. Yeah it seems weird to say but like his next outing for me is almost must watch like I wanna see how he responds because you don't want him to start going down that rabbit hole again and falling apart. It's too important for the mets for that to happen. This early. But Y- hope that The first adding was just a blip yesterday the Yankees lost another guy. John Carlos Stanton out with a great one calf strain. Seems almost certain that he's not going to be ready to start the year and I reached out to the folks in the organization. Tim and last night for the first time. I did hear a layer of frustration. Like really again. We Lost Luis Severino. We already lost Aaron Hicks. James Paxton is out and now even before we get to February. We Lose Giancarlo Stanton. This is not a major injuries. Not Projected to be out for a very long time. But it's just in keeping with what they experienced last year and Tim you know this. They spent the winner changing the protocol. The medical protocol. They shook up their staff a little bit. They did some different things and yet here they are again losing players and like the Severino injury. I don't think the stand injury would necessarily have an impact on the Yankees in the regular season because they didn't have him that much last year. Fifty nine at bats and they still lead the majors in runs scored. But the big thing I think on Stanton is they gotta start getting some return on investment. These are prime years. And he's Oh two hundred forty four million dollars moving forward and this doesn't follow buster. I'm confused by this. How anyone that big that strong. That athletic can get hurt. This often I think proves again. Just how difficult baseball is to play when you're when you heard something you can't just tape it up and go out there and play can't run. You can't play if your hands are are injured in any way you camp play but this is amazing. How often this guy has gotten hurt. Now they won. They won a hundred games last year and hit three hundred homers basically without him so they know they can win without him. But you're right they. They paid a lot of money to get him and they need to get some sort of return here and I'm not sure when that's coming. Hopefully for his sake you'll be. It'll be ready soon after the season starts but this sounds like last year and For Stanton and the Yankees. And that's not a good thing to think about injury-wise no and it may all be coincidence. And a lot of this stuff may not be related. You did say something caught my ear when you talked about a guy that big that strong. I gotTa tell you Tim as I've gotten older and I've seen how players hold up physically. Those guys who are really really big that physicality just kind of makes me cringe in terms of them staying healthy. What about you yeah look? It's not a game for a really big ban. Okay especially when you're a position where I've done all the research on guys six six and taller and even those stands only six five. It's a tough game to play when you're that tall and when you're that big eventually you're gonNA breakdown still. There's no excuse for anyone getting hurt. This often like Stanton and I know. He's tremendously frustrated by this. I know he really wants to play and help a team that he hasn't helped much so far. But I totally agree. You look at all the big men in baseball history position players. There aren't many of them who were really good and played a really long time. The baseball is not a game built for really big people. It's the same conversation about Zion Williamson right like somebody that being athletic and that and moves that much in the G. forces involved with a body like that right it's much better to be one hundred and forty three pounds like me buster. There are no moving there you go. I gotTa Bleed Tweet for you. I guess what state this Guy's from Jordan Michael? He's at live free or die six. Oh three Tim. What state is he from Come on not come onto yelling at me. New Hampshire Vermont. Yeah you just ruined it by saying remind you had it. I want you were at your milking. Cows Vermont. There must be a clue there. I got a right time. Yes and I'll ignore your second answer. I've kind of offended by that. Because we're not even close New Hampshire People. But it's on it's on every it's it's it's on every license plate live free or die anyway. His question is standing at fifty nine bats in which he to eighty eight with three homers and twenty strikeouts in two thousand nineteen. His War was zero point four. At what point do the Yankees start to think about? Moving Him Tim. I'm GONNA give you first shot at this question. And if you don't answer it right. I'm GonNa Yell you again. How good they move him with that much money involved. He's not ingle player right a hundred percent. That's exactly right. That came over him he. He's injury prone. He makes way too much money and they would want young people back and return what we're learning again this spring buster is teams are not willing to trade young players anymore. Unless it's the perfect meal and I think the Yankees for lack of a better term are stuck with stanton and they're just GONNA have to hope gets healthy and produce right. There was a story yesterday. The New York Post by the steamed Joel Sherman Mentioning that Major League. Baseball is is cracking down in their conversations with teams on the use of Pine Tar. You and I know that although there is a rule substances in baseball you and I can watch games every day and see six or seven different pitchers in any given game using stuff. Just look for the shiny spot on their forearm. Everybody knows it's going on. Every pitcher knows it's going on every empire knows is going on. Every manager knows what's going on but there's been a gentleman's agreement for a long time because everyone understands that pitchers do this to have a feet a tacky feel the baseball but in the post story. Yesterday it was mentioned that as Chris Young who is basically stepped in with Joe Torry and working with teams about rules has told teams in essence. Like Hey we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA deal with this this year and I checked on this last night Tim. I think the status quo is going to be enforced for this year. I don't think there's any change in the actual enforcement of the rules. The empire was empires will not be asked to proactively monitor this on their own. They will respond to a manager asking to check as they always have you. Remember that infamous night in Fenway Park when John Farrell at went out and reluctantly ask the home plate umpire prior to check on. Michael Pineda the Yankees because Michael Pineda had this massive gob of Pine Tar on his neck. Those situations are very rare. And so what I think is happened. This spring is a teams are being reminded. Hey this foreign substance rules on the book in players are responsible for what's on their bodies but I don't think culturally that this will change. I don't think the enforcement of the rule change until they get a tacky surface baseball which may not be till two thousand twenty one or twenty two. What do you think right? And let's not forget buster. I've been told by managers virtually every catcher in the major leagues as Pine Tar on his Shin Guards or somewhere which he just rubs the ball against it and throws it back to the pitcher and our careers today are so good buster. They don't need any help with Prien tar given the stuff they have but they're not even sure what to do with a spot on the ball old time pictures we get a spot like that and say wow. I can make this ball do whatever I want now. Today's Pitcher doesn't know what to do where they pine tar spot or a scuff on the ball. So this is not that big of a deal to me and I think they should be allowed to use pine tar and not to go into too much depth on checking for it. Because you're right give them a grip and we're starting the season on Martin Twenty six this year Indians. Were telling me the other day what they're cold weather games look like for a month. It's ridiculous there in New York. Minnesota CLEVELAND DETROIT. You Need Pine Tar to help you get a grip and I think that the hitters appreciate that it's not going to slip out of the pitcher's hand and hit me in the head. I think everyone thinks it's not a terrible idea. Have a little pine tar for a good grip. Now just back me up on this. Everybody on the field knows this is going on right. I know the other day. Trevor Bauer did an interview with HBO and it was sort of presented as like. This is something new and different. Everybody knows this is going on right. David Johnson who I love by the way said a few years ago turned into pitcher on another team doesn't matter what team and a manager called me to say. I can't believe he did that. Everybody is doing this. And he calls out a team when his team's doing it and every team is doing it. That's just the way the game works. Yeah the reason why. They haven't changed the rule. What I've been told in the past is is that writing. An actual rule is very complicated. Because you get into volume degrees. How do you define how much Pine Tar is acceptable? And how much sunscreen? Bullfrog is acceptable. And that's why I think they're I are hoping to defer this down the road until they get a tacky surface baseball like the US in Japan. Now buster wheel. You're also putting way too much on the Empire's anyway now we're GonNa ask yes dumping else. That's enough I agree. So the Astros. Now been hit by pitches seven times in five games and a lot of people who've taken notice this. I think there certainly have been instances like yesterday when Alex. Bregman was hit by splitter when it's not on purpose but it's getting a lot of attention because of what happened during the course of the Winter. And what guys might clemenger and Ross stripling said suggesting that. Maybe this would happen yesterday. Michael Brantley the Astros outfielder talked about the heckling from fans doesn't bother me one way or another. I'm here to play baseball. And they can say whatever they want. That's where their fans but at the same time when. I'm playing my teammates out there. I have a lot of fun so a lot of joy to be with them and we look forward to playing some good baseball. Twenty Year was George Springer addressing the same issue. I'm focused on the picture. I know who I have to face any of the outside stuff. You just kind of have to just kind of attempt to block it out but at that point time. Its whatever's on the field and you play now tim. I understand why George. Answer the question that way and that made me completely one hundred percent true what he said. I was watching. Is it bad yesterday? And it was kind of. Funny Noah. Syndergaard was on the mound for the mets and the game was supposed to start at one ten and it was one. Oh nine so. When George Springer was announced any got booed syndergaard kind of lingered on the mound waiting for one ten to happen and George. Has this little smile on his face. When the boozer coming in and on the first to syndergaard through George Swung so hard that he fell down a drop to one knee and I thought Yep. That's that's a subtle way for saying okay. Let's go what do you think? Yeah and we gotta get used to these hit batters because we're going to bring up every time anybody gets hit which is not a particularly healthy thing follow every day but it's part of it and these these astros are GonNa get booed every step of the way every player. I've spoken to this. Spring says the same thing. The Astros have no idea what they're in for. They're going to get booed wherever they go. It's going to be a distraction and it's going to affect them however buster you know this rape players figure out a way to silence everyone by getting three hits in a game or throwing six shutout innings. The Astros are still a really good team. And my guess is they'll work their way through this but this is not going to be easy for them. They're going to see it wherever they go every new city. Same questions and I play. Ask me yesterday. When's the first time they're gonNA snap at the media for bring this up every time? I think it's GonNa be early in the season because they're gonNA be tired of it by mid April. That's for sure no doubt in fact. I think it's going to happen in spring training at some point right because it does seem like when they got hit by that breaking ball on his foot the other day and now he's asked the question it it does feel like it's going to get a little bit chilly at some point all right before we go. Let's review live free or die. What State New Hampshire? I remember Nice and minutes ago. Thank you thanks them. Leisure tweets all righty buster tweets for Thursday. I hope we got mad at Kaya. Kings Smith he asks George Springer getting booed and heckled brings up an interesting twist. Do you see the Astra in the early part of the season while they adjust to the pressure in the chanting from fans enough to hurt their postseason. Chances I don't know and I gotTa tell you that. I've heard that same question from a lot of players with other teams. They've been musing over what the Astros are dealing with now and what they're going to be dealing with and they wonder factor. I've talked with Jeff yesterday about it about George Springer and Jose altuve whether or not this will great on them at some point. We'll just have to wait and see Ethan Garber at touch my mullet. I would touch even garbage mullet if presented to me just for the record will Yasser El Puig signed before the end of spring training. Or will he end up being signed by team? Who suffers a big injury midseason ethan? I think he signs during Spring Training There will be some team that will develop a need through an injury or some other issue and history shows over the last ten years that those guys who wait to sign into the season they struggle and it would be smart for him to get into a campus soon as possible and play Ella at Alamo de la asks after a much-hyped but disappointing two thousand nineteen. How much pressure is on the phillies new manager? Joe Girardi to get them into the playoffs now. I think he's good. He's in the first year multi year deal. I think the more pressures on McClintock General Manager We saw last fall that clint tax preference was to keep gape Kappler's manager John Middleton who runs the phillies overruled. That and brought in Joe Girardi. And let's face it with the amount of money. They spent the last couple years all that money on Bryce Harper. There's an expectation to get to the playoffs. So I think this point person on the hot seat in that organization is Matt last one today frenzy farm. At Joseph Trumbull Asks Ken Thomas Stella Become The player he was last year. That would be an underrated boost for the angels. Yeah I think he's going to be a guy who's going to thrive because of this new rule that they have relievers have to face at least three batters because he's a really good platoon in other words. He's really good against right handed pitching and if your Joe Madden you can just hold them in in lying in wait and then when the other team brings a right hander. Say to face. Mike Trout after trout. Bats and let's delegates to face right hander. That's an advantage that he's going to have all year I think he's going to have an excellent year for them. Good stuff muster. That is tweets for Wednesday in just a couple of things to note before we get out of here of course subscribe rate in review. Wherever you listen to your podcast Divisional previews they are coming on. Tuesday L. L. East is I up and Al West on Thursday. We've gotten a couple of tweets center like. Oh you know you don't really talk about all the teams while buster. We are grinding. We are going to hit on all thirty teams over the next couple of weeks. So do enjoy. Tell your friends if you're like. Oh Nama such as myself. I'm orioles guy you guys. Don't talk a ton of Os. Well this will be your chance to hear buster chat with someone. Talk a little orioles on Tuesday. And we've shortened up the episodes a little bit and compared to years past and we gotta say we can tell that everyone most people are enjoying it. A lot of people are listening to the entire thing which is very cool to see so we appreciate that. Yeah we get some internal metrics excited about those and thanks to listener for their response this year. It's been pretty cool and I you know I'm with you on talking about other teams. Let's face the Astros have dominated the conversation? It's you and I talked about the structure. The podcast today. We're like well. Let's hear him and what he got from other camps and then we'll eventually get to the astros thing because that's that will be dominant conversation all year and there are going to be days when it feels a little bit stale but absolutely well. That's it for today. My thanks to Tim and a Taylor and I will talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN DOT com slash. Podcast center. Baseball tonight the PODCAST.

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Little vs. Big Town

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

51:59 min | 1 year ago

Little vs. Big Town

"Baseball tonight the podcast is is the baseball tonight podcasts for friday september sixth two thousand nineteen buster only and back in studio producing today troy park. Sorry all yobe up no buster <hes> no no yoga this morning i was i was up late last night couldn't do the yoga. This morning had to sleep in a little bit. What were you up late late where you're watching the n._f._l. No i was not i was actually here. I also cheat on you buster. I also produce some m._m._a. Ed podcast so there's a events this weekend and so i was with our guy aerial halawani late last night until about ten thirty yeah. I was gonna say if you've been watching the n._f._l. Game would've just fallen asleep national for sure. I heard it was a bore what seventeen punts or some crazy thing. I don't want to hear any football fan complain about baseball being born sport. Oh my the offense now all right. Let's get to it <hes> yesterday really interesting moment marlins in pirates and brian moran a pitcher for the marlins leads came into the game in relief any faced his brother colin plank the pirates give a listen brian moran facing his brother colin the three two and and it's a called third strike no mercy on colin who rarely says anything to the home plate umpire says something on his way back to the dugout and they throw out that pitch that baseball because that will be authenticated his first strike out in the big leagues of all things against his younger brother yeah and that is a baseball i that called from sports radio ninety three point seven when the fan it was a nasty breaking ball that struck him out on after the marlins tennis seven win the two brothers i brian and colin spoke with reporters i got to the amount and took a look around and and it was special trying to find their their their looks look like <hes> because as a second patterson's count plays facing reynolds because there's only one pitch is a little bit more nervous that i thought i'd be when i saw him getting the box <hes> but then i was able to make a <hes> a good pitch to get strike three which which fell pretty good a little bittersweet there but i was looking theater the <hes> through to count but yeah it's kind of crazy on her face life. We've been four years apart and <hes> <hes> i believe outfit for some kind of wild from fox sports florida the rays and the blue jays was four all austin meadows came to the plate for tampa bay. There's a swing and a fly ball field fairly deep back in his fisher to the wall and it is to boston meadows with an answer khalid thirty twenty seven of the season that he gives the raise a five four lead dave will six twenty w._d. A year austin meadows tacked on the next inning. Here's a swingline drive down the right field line. That's fair and into the corner. It goes window. Get a great break. He comes to third lanark ariza sitting at home plate the plate. It is cut off r._b._i. Double by austin meadows in the race do indeed get a little during the last game of the series between the twins and the red sox at fenway park. It was tied at one all in the top of the seventh inning and this happened and the two swung on and shot to right field. That's a base hit. Here comes to know he will score. They will hold doors rallies all over the infield rocco ball delis hunch pays dividends as williams oeste deal off the bench with an r._b._i. Single the other way and the twins take to leave that from treasure island baseball spoiled network and it was still two to one bottom of the ninth inning j._d. Martinez at the plate for the red sox. Give a listen to what happened now. The two two pitch on the way swung on hidden in the left field deeper martinez towards the wall and it is off the rosario plays. The big hop rallies it towards the play here comes cutters. I saw one boy from any resort castro. Lay the attack and this series ends on an out at home plate yeti were story with a tremendous throw and it was after it was over rafael. Feel dover's went back into the red sox doug. I was just staring in frustration the red sox just about out of the playoff race training. Do you see this play because there was some discussion afterward should should ever have been sent to me. Two outs absolutely should have been sent. You make the other team great plain eddie rosario. Did oh exactly you have have to send them in that situation. Now that is tremendous defensive play buster de not every guy in the major leagues can make your just bias this against oscar mercado with the indians standby all right athletics in the angels that look like the angels that control this game six to one lead in the top of the seventh inning and then the angels totally melted down and the pitches drill. The center back goes trout. He's on the run at the wall reaches up. He can't get it. It's off his glove. Attempt to run. Zorin pro spins around second hustler. The third stats with a triple and the as all the way okay back. They've taken an eight six lead eight sixty am the answer and they would win. The game ten to six the indians and also in the wildcard wildcard chase faced the white sox rinaldo lopez had a terrible outing the last time out in this game was so much better mastery today apor rinaldo lopez to to raise taste struck him out and other slider sorcery today from lopez ask for his first career complete game. What a job. A one hitter was as close to perfection as you're gonna fight a couple of early walks and then complete dominance all the way a huge smile and another lopez who realizes that this kind of stuff doesn't come along every day and he just along for the ride jason bonetti steve stone on n._b._c. sports chicago there at the end of the day the raise a half game ahead of the athletics for the number one wildcard spot oakland full game ahead of cleveland for the second wildcard spot the red sox now six and a half games out in the race for the second wildcard spot the cubs and the brewers and before the game the cubs place reliever craig kimbrel on the injure list with elbow inflammation yet another example of a player signed during the season who's had issues as game played out milwaukee against the cubs cows warburg got a big hit swinging hydride get out the tape measure long grand slam cayo i own swore over cubs by a score of nine to four his second grand slam and this ballpark this year the bad news on the cubs radio network and chicago wins ten to five the phillies weren't cincinnati for the final game of their series. The two teams played into extra innings things in this happened. The pitcher ball is hit back in the right center field. Well the rightfielder the wall and that bothers outta here. That's a home run and this one belongs to the reds that from the hall of famer marty brennaman on seven hundred wwl w so for the phillies in the wild card race and national league a body blow the atlanta braves face the nationals and atlanta is red hot three oh pitches he taking no oh he's swinging and he's driving deep to right heads up chop house gone homerun three to nothing atlanta the joe simpson six eighty fan rollock kuni junior thirty seven home runs atlanta wins four two to the cardinals and the giants dakota hudson was outstanding on on the mound six scoreless innings and rookie had a moment for the cardinals the pitch swing and there she goes my goodness left center fail how long the giants bowl pan run hell rabelo would his first major league home run. John rudy on the cardinals radio network kid the day. The game of the day was in houston the astros in the mariners and wade miley. He's been so good for use in this year but in this game he allowed five runs without recording an out and the mariners continued to build their lead in the second inning. Here's the pitch of the way swinging well hit ball deep to left field going and going and goodbye baseball pull over the train track. Holy smokes cost and nola with a long two run home run here in the top half of the second recreates seven ten e._s._p._n. Seattle you almost could hear the shock of the astros fans at the mariners. Were running away early but you know what happened. The astros came back act. This is the bottom of the eighth inning a couple runners on base for jose l. tubay out today towards right center field. That's got a chance to be down in is what run will tair comes to us weta copy way out way to run with a triple and then the astor's tie the game on a subsequent sacrifice fly to base scoring to make it eight to eight in the top of the twelfth inning after did they went into extra innings cousin cao came to the plate for the mariners seeger was a drive to the crawford boxes. Suzanne kyle seager finds a home run mariners in front solo blast just enough over the fence but in the bottom of the twelfth inning you know what a rookie came through the astros. There's a base to right field. Look around here. Throw by fraley. We have a tie game nine. Kyle tucker come through with two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the twelfth so they would play into the thirteenth inning. The astros got to run around base and mike branly dr smooth came to the plate first first pitch at brantley drives this one to right center field it sends back fairly at the wall looking up the bradley and the astros wedded thirteen by the final score eleven from robert ford k._v._m. E seven ninety in the race for the number one record in baseball the yankees a half game ahead of the dodgers in one game now ahead of the astros after that crazy crazy winds there was some bad news for the astros aaron sanchez one of the players that houston acquired at the trade deadline has a shoulder issue and a._j. Hinch their manager said he's going going to need surgery to clear what kind of surgery exactly that aaron sanchez will have to have. Let's get to it it. It's the revie trade with carl ravitch close to baseball tonight play by play man for e._s._p._n. And rab yet can hear in the background the rabbie train being pulled along by a pooch this morning out with a walk with lila perfect day a little friday morning here in new england. It's about sixty three degrees cloud cover and we're <hes> we're just enjoying life buddy. We're breathing it in followed the baseball from last night and this past some other teams are realizing we're going to get into the playoffs as a wildcard team. Yeah that's exactly right and i think you'll agree with me. You and i both native native new englanders. There's no better time than like the fall like you when you wake up in the morning and it's fifty five. You're like yeah baby playoffs right around the corner one hundred percent percents. Here's the deal. September is the best month of the year new england now yes and marched sucks. Marches become the first time in new england it showing its grocery. You got a day of sixty then you get a day of thirteen. September is the best i agree hundred percent in october obviously for for baseball reasons but even weatherwise is second best all right now weekend this september we are starting to get some clarity. The washington nationals just about lock to be the first wildcard team cubs and cardinals starting to separate themselves in the wildcard mcchord field mets phillies diamondbacks. They look like they're dead. The red sox i agree with me dad right six and a half games out of the second spot and then the debtor than the mets and those other teams just matching yeah. I think i think it's it's it's <hes> it's insurmountable for them especially given the schedule schedule and where the yankees are and who they have to play <hes> as far as wanting to be competitive in their series. You know still to come so it's not like they're playing teams. That are rolling over. I think the n._f._l. While card is still is still a little more fuzzy then yes the red sox <hes> fate for sure especially with the cubs and cardinals does have any play each other seven of the ten games of the season but there is something that still murky and that is the seating at the very top of the baseball standings. You got the yankees you've got the dodgers. You've got the astros. The three super teams all within a game of each other and carl. You and i have heard through the years managers say whole field's not that big of a deal yeah. We might push for a little bit but we'll probably pull the reins back as we go down the stretch. I gotta tell you given the nature of these three three teams and given the fact that they're all locks to sit and watch other teams play the wild card games i if i'm a._j. Hinch you from aaron boone from dave roberts. I am pushing all the way to the finish line. If i have a chance to be a higher seed given what we're seeing in these three teams. What do you think i would agree. I mean we just did did <hes> me rawson. Tim did the yankees series and we were in the meeting with buni and <hes> you know we brought up homefield or i don't even think we brought it was brought brought to his attention by somebody and he right away said we're not thinking about that here meaning. We i mean we are thinking about that here but it's not something we're going to talk about <hes> <hes> you know it's a convenient excuse. I think for teams to say well. We're not and that allows them to rest players that they really think probably need to be rested misted as opposed to and again. You're playing aaron judge. <hes> you're playing bellinger. He gets hurts trying to stretch a single into to a double or triple. You open yourself up to criticism i. I'm with you in that. I think these teams all would benefit dramatically from having home field advantage and i think it is something i wish somebody would come out and say we really do want to win that that is important to us but by the same token. I don't think anybody's going to do god. I love him too. I don't think anybody's going to do it. <hes> so that's that's sort of the boone response that we got when we were there <hes> earlier this week doing that game. I don't think of it other than everyone's aware of it. It is significant and they seem to want not <hes> not play up significance now in the last two postseasons. It felt oh like that home. Field in in particular moments was really important. If you remember two thousand seventeen american league championship series when the astros were in yankee stadium like the looks on the faces of that the young astro players because of how loud wasn't yankee stadium you know it compelled carlos beltran brian mechanical hand to call the team meeting say settled down guy settled down because that crowd was so loud gained five of the world series that year when the dodgers had a lead in houston needed that crowd really seemed to pull the astros back into it and you remember last year in the world series the red sox win game two in part because the s._e._o. Plea is out of position on in a pivotal hit by j._d. Martinez so the whole field playing an advantage there. I'm going for that especially knowing how strong these three teams are i. I agree great. I do think that these three teams if i think about the braves and obviously the braves made a couple of booze to feel more veteran but i think a lot of these teams we're talking about the three of them <hes> have enough position players and pitchers where it feels like and again. I do think that the playoffs will be decided by the team. That has home homefield but i do feel like these three teams. We're talking about have enough experience in all the critical positions with the exception of the manager of the yankees who i think we all acknowledge has certainly seen enough been involved with enough but not managed in <hes> you know a a world series or an event like a league championship series because they lost last year <hes>. They're all comfortable on the road. Obviously they have the records they 'cause. They win on the road as well as at home but i think when when you take into account the experience factor. They checked all those boxes the three teams so they do try to me. They will travel better but yes because they're they're so equal in so many ways <hes> they they should benefit by having homefield and as much as home field important that you could certainly look at the astros astros and say well. We get career healthy. You know you can look at the yankees. We're looking at severino and not pushing them and maybe in the bullpen and batanes it so we saw <hes> we we. We gotta get healthy at the same time win but our priority is making sure we are as strong as we can be win. This tournament starts and that's another way that you can mask while you're not playing a particular player in game one fifty eight when you're looking at the standings and you're you're tied with the astros. You're a game behind him or again ahead yeah and the yankees do have i think more complications than the other two teams in terms of integrating guys back into the lineup who've been out like john john carlos stanton. They have to get him playing time. <hes> severino vitanza sir throwing a minor league in a minor league game today at some point. They'll come back. Jordan montgomery had a tremendous mendes outing <hes> minor league rehab start yesterday you know they'll work him into the mix as well so you're right. There are some complications but generally speaking. It'll be interesting thing to see what these two teams do with their lineups in the last week of the regular season. We've talked a lot about these three teams because they clearly are the best in baseball. What in in your eyes is the most dangerous team beyond those three monsters right now because i feel like i'm watching the braves right. The braves now have won seven in a row. They're going to win in the national league east again. They're penn situation is settled in max freed with a great start last night and that lineup is a bear and it will be there for some team team to deal with it in the off season. Pick out a team. I i'm gonna go with the race <hes> as the raised in as very similar in a lot of ways but if i see snell comeback and i see glasnost names start to reappear again and all of a sudden you have arms that may not start games but could influence games at some points <hes> they seem to be the team that other than the three we've talked about is getting healthier and they're getting healthier in the best ways possible able to bring back those two potential arms changes to me everything the as in the raise <hes> are a little different to me than the braves are or or the nats or the phillies those teams have superstar names on them as in race will grind you into just talcum powder <hes> because the way they play and who they play and i think the raise or a better team <hes> then the as a on a given day i like. I like their talents. I like what they're pitching. I think is a big deal for oakland and i'm not sure what they're going to get from him. I will i'll take the raise hearing you on the braves. I'll take the race okay okay. I had a phone conversation. A couple days ago with eric neander who's the head of baseball ops for the race and what they did in august is one of the most amazing things things that i've ever seen a baseball because of course now goes down glass now goes down and they basically every day if eric nandor was a football quarterback he would have been calling audibles every play the of the game because every day they had to find some way to get nine innings out of this absolutely battered pitching staff where they're calling up relievers levers and they're moving guys around and you guys who are independent ball and guys who were called up. You know my friend ali drake who went to high school with you know he played a role in this thing it was amazing and he was like thank god it's september now. Of course they have more pitching options but yeah what the raise and it does feel like liked. That team is like hey chaos. Bring it on yeah and we bring on a wildcard game. Bring on a road series bring on the yankees. I mean to me the the as in the razor in the same bubble they just a lot of ways we hear teams especially when they get into the postseason or they win a championship well well. Nobody predicted. Nobody expected blah blah blah in the raising as case you could really actually make an argument that given the strength of the astros and the yankees like no no one did expect you to do that. They they play with that mentality of great. Let us not be chosen team. That's why i think they're so competitive and so tough that the challenges in a one game playoff a one game wild card you generally are out talented wanted by those other teams. We've talked you just are and that's where it becomes more difficult to me the raise or the as have a better chance <hes> you know once you get into a longer series 'cause they just they grind you the problem for those two teams. That's the same formulas that the astros in yankees use they grind do they. They just beat you down into a pulp and that's where it becomes challenging. The formula that these teams have for success are all trending in the same same direction long at bats fewer strikeouts if you can ball in play <hes> pitchers who pound strike zone bullpens that are strong. It's not like the the yankees and astros are doing it differently than the as and the raise. They're just doing it generally with higher caliber player but the formula is exactly the same and you can see it more more and more <hes> we had a great conversation with boonies <hes> the other day about and woodward of texas backed it up so you you you can take a good hitter now and makes them great or at least making very very good whereas when boone blade and woodward play they would look at manny ramirez and say that guy's great and he's just better. He's just better than you are. Don't don't worry about what he's doing. You not gonna be able to do that now. You can take a player luke voice a great example <hes> and make him from good to very good and every team team is aware of this stuff and that's why these play offs become far more interesting and teams in spite of one hundred four win team taking on ninety four win team team. They're so similar in their approach their mentality that over the course of a seven game set to me more now anything can happen to your point. Joint eric said something to me. The other day was so profound and so smart. I think you should put it on a t-shirt. Somehow find some way to you know to copy right because because it was so good he talked about we were talking about obviously with a raise the market size and he goes you know the biggest asset that team has is not the draft picks. It's not at the money. It's all of the played appearances that you have available for players in all of the innings and the outs that you have available for pitchers. Each of those is an opportunity you for to find something in a given player right. I mean every opportunity you have six hundred seven hundred plate appearances in number one spot in your lineup. That's an opportunity for your organization to max out. Somebody's talent in that spot that clearly is the perspective of the oakland athletics and the tampa ebbe raise the cleveland indians that make it work despite their financial restrictions. I loved that sentiment from from him. I got two more quick ones but i'll go ahead of just quick that i mean that comes from the idea that they don't have somebody on the payroll or at least multiple players who are making twenty four million dollars a year that you need to play. I mean the great conundrum for the yankees now. If if if at all is all right john carlos stanton comes back and he's healthy and hit two home runs in the last two weeks what what do you do with stanton he his salary almost demands you play him even though they've won all these games without him in the case of the race and the as it's john they're burdened by somebody who's earning x. amount and needs to play every day so you afford yourself the opportunity to get other guys into games because in a sense you're not landlocked to three players have to be on the field. I get the chapman and the oceans in oakland. I understand there are certain players but you're not burdened by by the fan base and the owner and the g._m. Saying i don't care we're paying that guy. He's got to be in the lineup and how can we and and from the perspective of those teams each guy it's okay. How can we maximize the talent of this particular player all right two more quick ones two minutes for you one. I i think the most fascinating and maybe the most difficult decision between now and the start of the postseason is looming for dave martinez. Max scherzer has won. A you know is going to go the hall of fame. Some days won all kinds of awards but he's coming back from an injury situation. He's made three starts and he has been great so far and if your day martinez your choice voice might be between stephen strasburg who's throwing a lot better than max. Scherzer has been lately and max scherzer mad max the guy. What do you think karl carl. I think i in this case will let max scherzer. Tell me what the situation. I agree a hundred percent agree and he's competitive enough where i think max would be honest with you. In that situation i do too because macs. I think macs is a real to recognize. Look if i'm not were we're i think i i should be then <hes> we should roll are we should roll dice with strasbourg because if we win and i believe and i'm making this decision because i believe as we will and he you imagine max scherzer as a coach on the staff imagine how he would pump up strasbourg and the decision to start him. He'd be so behind ended that you'd go. You'd put a helmet on go run through. You know go run through a wall because he knows when strasbourg wins. I'm going to be even healthier and we have a way better chance now in the first round of the playoffs and we do you know in a wildcard game or or further if unhealthy so i would i would say max. Here's the deal it's your stress. How do you feel what do you think i know you wanna. Which but you tell me what you would do if you're may and i listened to him. I think he's earned up a hundred percent and last one on craig kimbrel goes on the injured list. He's got elbow inflammation and carl. If i were working in a front office now i would write something down on a piece of paper. Put up on my the wall. I'm not signing anybody who gets who gets spring training very late or doesn't sign until after the start of the season because time and time and time and time again these guys is either struggle or they get hurt. What do you think yeah. I trust rating <hes> again. I i hate to lump kimberlin with everybody. Everybody else that that doesn't you know sign until they. I think the astros made a deal get aaron sanchez. He's done for the year. Kimbrough's hurt so much of this is is part of the game and people get hurt and you make deals and there's risk involved in everyone of them and if kimbrough's elbows fine and he's great the cubs looked tremendous. He's hurt i. I don't know i still think if i'm in a position of a front office and i got a chance to address the layering weakness on my i team which in this case is the bullpen and close. Your eye probably still take the risk. 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What do you feel about that. I mean for you everybody. You let me know i'm. I'm in right for the sake of this for the first. I'm going to give you some roles to play for the sake of this first one you you are tony clark. Okay the head of the players association and i wrote about this really interesting issue. That's going to fall into his lap here. I think in probably within the next month or six weeks. The home run numbers as you know are insane. Every day. Someone breaks a long-standing record. A hundred and four players ardi have twenty or more to put that into context in two thousand fourteen fifty seven did it for the whole season so one hundred four already. We're probably gonna wind up like one. Hundred thirty five hundred forty justin bieber landers you know has been very outspoken about the baseball. You and i accidentally walked into a conversation that dan halen the number two. The official baseball was having with matt scherzer very spirited just before the all star game sherzer telling hailom. If you guys are gonna do something with the baseball. We need to be part order. That conversation rob manfred has acknowledged that there's something going on with the baseball scientists looking into it. Presumably there's going to be reported sometime and that report portal's say the ball is juiced. Rob manfred might even make a recommendation <hes> either. Keep the ball or soften the ball. You are tony clark. You are the head of the players association. You get confirmation officially from baseball that yes the ball is used. What in god's name is your next move because about half of your brethren union brethren are pitchers and half our position players. What's your move with that. What are you going to advocate it moving forward. It's a phenomenal question. I would say <hes> that i would lean towards the pitcher pitcher vamp standpoint because <hes> as in the game right now slugged is overvalued. It's not even really overvalued. It's just it's it doesn't have that much value. <hes> because of of how available is the amount of guys that you know that i'm i have said you know i've talked to and said hey what's the difference in a sling this year and someone will say the ball and i'm talking about a a front office person or talking about their own players so i i do think that this take some you know this takes a little bit of <hes> a little bit gumption but i do think that if you bring it back to the middle i think it will serve both the pitchers and hitters better. That's my opinion okay since we're role playing i'm for a ball player veteran ballplayer okay i been languishing but a couple of winters ago. I hired hired a coach a swing coach. I worked on elevating the ball and you know what this year. I was among the army of players who had twenty of our home runs in my union leader. You are now saying you know what we're going to soften the ball. We're gonna deaden the ball so all that work you did on your swing the last two years those fly balls that were dropping into the stands. They're gonna come up a little bit short and that's how we that's where we're gonna roll moving forward mr mr head the union. What are you saying. I wanna be a jerk and i'm gonna win the argument by saying. I don't represent you near four a player player in the minors. I represent the major league players then no no no. This is a guy who reach the major leagues. He was kind of a and then in two thousand nineteen he. We like a lot of other guys hit. A bunch of home runs because swing changes and now you are advocating a potential move which is going to hurt my ability to put up numbers. Yeah sorry anything else i i just i mean i get it. I but i i'll tell you this much. I like. I do this one. Go around and ask hitters. I like look the being hit hitting the ball hard and being on plane longer and and the slug is in the air like mike says a funny line right and there's line is parties out up front and the point being slug is out front man like for as much whatever anybody wants to talk about hitting philosophy and the j._d. Martinez uber talented side the party's out front sluggers out front at point of contact and in the air. Yes my hidden video. We'll be available really soon but that's the reality of it is is you're contacting the ball out front and on the poll side i mean those obviously you see we go together <hes> to put the ball in the air <hes> but i the point i was starting to make was <hes> i don't run into to too many hitters that will sit there and when you say to them hey tell me about your improvements power numbers that would blankly just look at you and say so you have the ball hitters do it. I i agree with you but man. Can you imagine let's say for argument's sake that they soften the ball for next steer and all of a sudden you get into next may and june and fly balls are being caught on the warning track and home runs down on twenty twenty five percent. Can you imagine the reaction of the rank and file position players about that. I mean you remember how it was. Let me i yeah i agree. I don't think it's quite as strong as you think it'll be. I i would say one other part about this. Is we're missing it. This isn't the thing hangman like what are we doing this for. Its to guard records or something. I don't like nobody leaves the park saying man. You know the problem with that that game. The ball went over the fence too much and i'm not saying don't fix it but i'm saying of all the stuff that goes on in the sport. The ball going over the fence offense at an abnormal rate is not one two or three on the list the problems. It's not man. It's not now i i would agree with with you and tony clark my recommendation to you is head of the players association since we're roleplaying would be run from the conversation and just handed to the executive committee the players and say you guys figuring out and you guys decide what you want. I don't even want to be involved in that conversation because it would be like taking taking among your children. I'm not even engaging in that. What do you think that's a very good point right there. Yes that's okay in role playing. You are martinez. You're the nationals manager you beginning the process for preparing for the wild card game which means imminent this point four washington you got mad max max scherzer cy young award winner future hall of famer and he's coming back from injury situations and he hasn't been great so far who you given the ball to max scherzer stephen strasburg patrick corbin fill in the blank max scherzer. I gotta give it to max scherzer and i mean they look for a one game. You know everything's on the table so i would. I would give it to to max scherzer. I would probably keep one of those. Those other guys active and i might even keep both of them. Accidents can be perfectly honest with you but i i would i would think at least he's one of them active and i feel good enough. You know look this guy. Is you know one of the best pitchers <hes> in the game and i i feel all right. I know where you know why you're asking a question and it's you know it's a big question to ask on this. You know the sixth of timber. I don't know if it'll be questioned. So <hes> the first of october yeah cheers are pitches well. He's going to get the ball no doubt okay. You're aaron boone manager of the yankees. You got giancarlo stanton coming back loop voids already back at an colonel c._n._n. Rejoin the line of this week. Let's say stanton does okay after he returns but doesn't do great the michael g or shelhah who has been such an important part of the team who you put in the lineup the big money guys or the guys who helped you win all these games this year. Oh i'm i'm putting in the guys that are that are gonna help me. I mean i i i would i would definitely stanton different. You know you hear judge. I feel like you hear the two of them and they're not the same guy. I think that that stanton as more <hes> <hes> was more of an out been judge in and so i mean it's still a really good player but i would you know especially against the tough chop right hander <hes> or even a pretty good right hand there i think you'd have to you'd have to think really hard and i would play talking and not hot and not stem would need to really show me that he is locked in and swinging a bat great <hes> for me to put him out there and that would be i would be a big deal and what would be a big deal but that's what i would do. Yeah and you know what if i'm aaron boone i also liked the idea of having his big massive power hitter sitting on your bench potentially seventh eighth and ninth inning. If you fall behind a couple of guys get on base like having the flexibility to put stanton in into that situation potentially with a game changing swing if you're behind all right last one for you reflected our poll question for this week your john henry. You're the the owner of the boston red sox. Mookie betts is going to be a free agent after two thousand twenty. You've tried to sign him repeatedly. You haven't gotten anywhere with that. What what are you doing in this off season. In handling the mookie betts situation which will loom over the red sox during the course of the winter. Give give him his money. I'm gonna give money. I mean look this is the way they've operated. Okay so i'm john henry. Give him money you gave sale is money i mean in terms of projecting and going forward that the sale thing was not was not entirely necessary and i get i chris sale. I said i i was one of the better pitchers in recent memory. Chris sale is gonna go down or or right now. Go down as one of the best pitchers in history to never went young <hes> giving the money like that's the way that's the way i've operated so i'm john henry are- i you know it's not as if they they've sat around and and really gone so that's one team that's still operates a little more old school in terms firms of not digging in on value value value <hes> and they've spent the money so that's such a guy i mean once you expect like you thought that he wasn't gonna ask for and command bryce harper type somewhere between harper and trout because that's that's. That's what he's going to be looking for in the money and i think you're right. I think in the end that's what winds up happening. <hes> we'll just have to wait and see the first convert convert the first thing that has to be decided before that of course is will dave dombrowski continue as head of baseball ops for the red sox. You solve everybody's problems book. Thank you legend buddy buddy. I look forward to seeing you this weekend. Geico presents aches another voicemail from your roommate. Hey pipers in the basement completely flooded anyway call for someone to fix it but in the meantime i was thinking we could finally have that indoor pool fardie we will always wanted. I got some cool things already. Go and could you pick up some chips on tale later. The geico insurance agency could help keep your personal property protected like if your roommate isn't the brightest pool float in the flooded basement visit geico dot com to see how easy it is to switch and save on russia's insurance bleacher tweets read along as they minnesota twins fan is known as rena banana on twitter and she helps us out every friday right by picking your bleacher tween. How're you doing this week. I i'm guessing you probably were going crazy at the end of that twins game last night. Yes absolutely ah so much screaming jumping around. I had to keep it a little bit more pain because my mom over watching the game with me but had she not been here it would have been tearing through the house it. It was an amazing throw at the end nice now. When you get excited first off are you know. Are you like fired up and screaming and also bring an instant and some profanity like blank heck yeah and would you do that in front of your mom if he did no definitely not in front of my mom. It's very very are you rare when the profanity comes in it's only when it's like a walk off home run or something like that. There's a little bit more profanity extent but i keep it pretty clean for the most part yeah well. This is the way the twin played this year. They're probably have been a lot of profane words coming out excited profane words coming out all right. Let's get to this week's bleacher tweets absolutely so to kick things off. I we've got andrew this elbow at s- desalvo ocean with the increase in the usage of relief pitchers. Do you think there will be a corresponding increase. In two way players like otani or lorenzen who provide a little more roster flexibility andrew the answer's absolutely absolutely yes in fact i remember writing a piece in spring training of two thousand eighteen after conversation have with my case in baseball for the diamondbacks and he talked about how you know what what is we move forward as you get into those situations when you know that <hes> there's a chance you're gonna use a position player that you should prepare. Some of these guys like veteran brin guys who you think might be used as two way players this year for example russell. Martin is pitching relief repeatedly for the dodgers and he said that you might get into you in the future get into a situation where you would actually have them throw in spring training games to just get them ready and maybe get back on bullpen mound just to prepare for that possibility yeah. I think that's coming into play great. It would certainly be more fun to see <hes> relievers come out better position players who can actually pitch so moving on. We've got scott stone at stone underscores scott. Why don't you consider san diego. A potential garrett cole suitor like anaheim is a southern california tea that me starting pitching to become a contender. Yeah i think the reason why scott and look if the padres ownership decided you know what we're going to go for it. We're going to step up. We i wanna be the team to give garrett cole two hundred twenty five million dollars you know more power to ron fowler and that group but if you look at the history they don't spend much more than one hundred twenty twenty million dollars and they've aren't rena that team the padres already have seventy five million dollars committed for the next three each of the next three years to just three position players machado wpro hosmer and we'll myers and i just i have my doubts about whether or not they stack on another thirty five million dollar pitcher on top of that. No i would certainly agree. It seems like their wallets can only go so deep next. We've got andrew at the hundredth. Meridian osuna is struggling. Aaron sanchez is out for the year. How will this impact happy. Astros bullpen strategy down the stretch and into the playoffs. I think that a._j. Hinch loses no sleep over that because member rina in the world series a couple of years ago in the postseason when <hes> ken giles losses closer's job and on a daily basis you saw a._j. Hinch basically make it up. Oh you know what today we're. I'm gonna finish what lance mccullers junior you know what today i'm going to go with brad peacock or at the end of the world series today. I'm gonna go with charlie morton. I think they have enough pitching and enough options where one way or another agent henschel figure it out. What do you think i completely agree and we did have a conversation earlier this season about aaron sanchez being a great eightfold ten guys but i don't agree that a._j. Hinch just has the flexibility to do something different every day on a case by case scenario and they did call a bulbous to replace aaron sanchez for the season so i'm sure hinge will think of some way to utilize him as a replacement in the bulletin if needed so moving on we have next question question also coming out of southern california which seems to be the hot this week so a._t. At a._t. Howl o two haven't heard much about stephen strasburg rothberg opt out at the end of the season. He knows scott boras client any predictions on worth. You'll go maybe back to his hometown of sandiego. Yeah and it's an interesting connection and and look stephen is definitely a southern california guy every time there's a really hot day struggles and we've talked about this. He grew up in a place where there there was no humidity but my answer that i gave regard in regards to gary cole- applies stephen strasburg i just have a hard time seeing the padres stepping up and paying in huge huge dollars for free agent starting pitcher and stephen strasburg doesn't like change you know he's the type of personality. He's like my son. He's kind of a homebody homebody and i and i suspect that in the end he'll workout away to stay with the nationals. We'll see yeah that would be great to see next kyle king at kermit pile due to nine eleven rescheduling. I was at cal ripken final home game. I also went to a last minute. Invite which ended not being sure there's twenty thousand game which is the most memorable rather at twenty thousand strikeout game. What is the most memorable baseball experience experience. Each of you have lucked into for me. It would be when david wells threw a perfect game in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. A lot of beat writers typically take sunday's off but i wanted to be there on that sunday and wealth through perfect game sarinah was against your twins but it was pretty cool to watch no problem yeah things like that. I mean no matter who is again to love to watch it. I would say on my and i've looked into very few things for the most part but i did look into tori. Hundreds production is the twin hall of fame which was a lotta fun and he's just such a big personality but we'll see moving forward the last and not least and we've had a lot of controversies and disagreements on this podcast this week like with mocatta catch so i thought it would only be appropriate to end the week on another controversial topic doc and troy. I'd love to get your input here as well so terry. Haina at terry heino went to a we a game this week at fenway and posted a video of romo in the bullpen starting the wave with the fans behind him so as a result. He got a lot of hate on twitter. Though terry wants to know how we feel about the wave. I ah you know to me. It's kinda like the unwritten rules of old school fan of old school ball players like if some fans are having fun by doing the wave who cares ears in the same way that you know of some player wants to flip his bat or take a little extra time going around the bases who the fun police rena like i don't you you know i mean what i do. The wave no but if you want to do the wave that's fine for me. What do you think see. I'm not a huge fan of the way for myself as well because i'm i'm sure it's no secret to everyone that when i go to game i e essentially the entire time through spending some nights and so. I don't like to put my food down. I don't like just my i personally ground and then i always stand up late when i do the way because i've had so much stuff going on but if sergio romo is leading the ways i would absolutely do whatever very kanter participate but i mean if it's just you know people in the sand i am saying i am going to finish my hotdog or whatever i'm doing instead yeah. I'm thinking in troy like the grumpy old man in this hate the way oh no no. I'm very pro wave because as we as established here i love my exercise and so i will take any time i can after a while to get up and move. I'm the guy who i cannot stand still. I cannot watch a movie because i cannot stand still so i love moving and getting up some pro life yeah the one thing learning you probably also marked down. The number of calories you burn standing up reads thing of the wave. That's right exactly. What are you really got the last word. What do you think there are better ways nice to move around the stadium and stand up and doing the wave but it was enough to yoga. I can see where you're coming from troy very nice all right rena. Thanks for helping us out this week. Of course thanks for having me. That's all our thanks to carl ravitch boo shabby rena banana and bus rolling who hosts podcast. I every day have a great weekend. Everybody thanks for listening. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball don't forget to listen to the fantasy. Focus podcast gas checkout all podcasts at e._s._p._n. Dot com slash podcast separate baseball tonight the podcast.

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4/1/21 - Hour 1 - Lindor Signs, Opening Day Is Here, Yanks, Mets, An Update, John Mara Spoke And Safely Attending Games

Boomer & Gio

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4/1/21 - Hour 1 - Lindor Signs, Opening Day Is Here, Yanks, Mets, An Update, John Mara Spoke And Safely Attending Games

"Good morning boomer. How are you doing all right there. Jay and Yeah you know. Steve cohen And eat up sixteen million dollars and got francisco door to sign the contract now. Some the pearl money in this new contract as opposed to the old off for three hundred twenty five million where there wasn't a deferral money in it but who really cares you know we got our guy. That's all the manners. And we have the rich sonar and sports. He could do whatever he wants. Spend as much money as he wants and one of the things that we all were hoping for when he took over the team. Is this exact scenario go out. Get one of the top. Five years in baseball and pam and don't Act like a mid market team. Small market team. Although the mets did spend money in their time here but maybe they spent the wrong way. This seems to be money. Well spent on a guy that everybody seems love. He has lived up to all the expectations. He's had a reasonably good spring training. And now he's the face of your franchise and and that's that's a great thing. That's a great thing for us especially on the on the morning of opening day tonight as they play the nationals and interestingly for the nationals the nationals had a player test positive for covid nineteen. So they'll be that player. And i'm not sure who it is plus four other players due to contact tracing not being able to play tonight in tonight's opening night game and whether or not they'll be able to play during this series who knows so may- maybe it's like a lot of breaks. Go in the mets way here early on and i think it's terrific. I think it's great. I think met fans should be happy. And i also think yankee fan should be happy. This this is We were going to get one hundred and sixty two game season. We'll have to deal with some covert stuff as the season goes on as the nationals are dealing with the now but it's opening day man don't have any better than and you get to go and even though the weather is not great it's opening dane is someone. That's into getting back to the ballpark and experiencing that there's some people who of course have the opportunity to do so which we haven't seen in a very long time and you cannot if you are someone who has been watching this whole steve cohen experience from the beginning. You cannot be comparing him to the wilpon any longer. You can't be complaining about all you lost out. On george springer who by the way is not playing because of an oblique that i for the blue jays. You can't be saying. Oh you missed out on this guy that guy. Trevor bauer so herenton. This is the wilpon all again. No it is not a look at this contract. Look at this deal. Look at the history of the mets organization. The money that they shelled out. Don't want to hear any of that stuff anymore. That is over. And you'll see this guy for the next ten years hopefully healthy in producing. And if he somehow is the impetus for the mets returning to glory and a world series championship every single penny will be worth it and you also have what you call five tool player. You know you have a player that is also five right guy as an offense a threat and he immediately make sure defense better. So all of that bodes well for the new york mets and then you know with the other additions that they've had it will be interesting to see how this this pitching staff the starting staff pans out and then of course the bullpen. Which is who the hell is still the most important aspect of your team and you never know going into the year. No idea how. It's going to pan out it's just. It's an exercise in futility boomer trying to figure out the bullpens going to be good or not in the starting rotation to a similar degree to now. There are so many question marks if there's one thing that you're really concerned about what the yankees it's the starting rotation because there's so many guys in there that you haven't seen pitch in a long time so have out severino her mind. Yup tie on and kluber. How many innings do you think that those guys pitch combined last year. If i had a bet well no nothing. One one any. If i if i had a bet on one of those guys to come back and pitch well it would be mingled on that. That's to me who my money would be on as far as severino. He's going to be like you know he's back syndergaard. We don't know when he's gonna come back so it will be great when he does come back. If if you had a healthy severino now a healthy her mind and you had those guys backing up garrett cole and then you had kluber and talion then i would say yeah you got something but every team has got a million question marks we all know that and it all starts with the pitching staff. Especially when you're you're paying a guy over three hundred million who is your daughter. This is why you know what the rest of the pitching staff looks like. You can only pay so many guys. Yeah does the kluber and tyrone acquisitions feel a little bit like the porcello in walk acquisitions. Last year for the mets. It's right there on the back end of their careers coming off of injuries. Younger man coming off of injuries. Yeah and you. You just never know how that's going to play itself out. And i would think that you know when the yankees ended last off season. If you were gonna tell me this is what the starting rotation was going to look like. I chuck. I figured how long would come back. I figured he would be back in the mix. And i know severino will ultimately be in the mix but the other guys it's like just like patchwork and that's what you're trying to do and they're going to try to outscore teams which they can do in which they should. Do you know the interesting thing about all of this stuff to the yankees is when when i was reading about crows son carlos john carlos stanton is that they were talking about possibly because he's been so healthy putting him back out in the field and letting them place them how awesome. That'd be great but they have a logjam extra outfielders padding sit on the bench and swing a bad five times a game. They are vital if he has a full season of health and power and looks like the. Mvp that he was a few years ago. You'll take it but yeah you're right and it's so funny to me because brian cashman was so outspoken. Before this giancarlo stanton deal about the mistake that he made with jason giambi and he said that he was they one dimensional player jason geometry. And he never wanted to bring in a guy for that much money. Who is that important to the team. That was a one dimensional player. And that's exactly what giancarlo stanton has turned into a one dimensional player. But you started to see him break out of it a little bit last year be an important piece to their offense and you just like to see this team. Stay healthy give give you. Fans are regular season of health schist. Just please just one season you. Just one sees these guys. Not all the muscle bull here a hamstring a quad twisted ankle already luke void of course with this partially torn. Meniscus is out but you know when he dealt with that foot injury that he played through last year and jay. Bruce is gonna take his spot for the me in the meantime. But just don't wanna see judge going down for a long period of time you don't wanna see state and going down torres going down you don't want to see who is the first injury and what is it man. I don't i don't either. This is a positive day. Man that i do it today. All right i'll give you one. This is the last negative. Thought that will have okay all right at. What point does gary sanchez. Get replaced as the everyday. Cadets question is it may is a june is it towards the end of the season in the postseason like last year. I'm going to say it will happen prior to the trading deadline. That's what i think it will happen. He will lose his job as the everyday. Starting catcher. I'll tell you what if he follows up the first say twenty games that he plays in this season like he ended spring training. He'll be out before that they just desperately want this guy to be great trying to open to see if he can hit again he just. I don't know what to tell ya. The the strikeouts are just alarming. And it's not like he is some sort of defensive stalwart he's gotten better You know we'll be interesting. We'll see how cole pitches to him today. And how that whole thing works but You know there's so many things with him you know. It's like yankee fans have had it up. Tear up to here not peretti but you know we saw what he could be. That's that's the bad thing. It's not like we didn't see it. We all saw it. We all bought into. It was like jeremy lin for the the next his first year up in the second half. That's and everybody's like. Oh my god we got our next thurman munson. This is going to be unbelievable. And he's turned out to be anything but that he's he's in a nigga. There's nothing worse than having an an enigma on your team wrapped in a mystery right because because it's frustrating. It's frustrating for the owners is frustrating for the fans. of course it's frustrating barron boom because he's the one in front of the microphone every single day talking about it. I wonder who the biggest sanchez supporter is is. A cashman is at boone. is it hal steinbrenner. Who knows i was really really surprised that they brought him back this year. I just i thought it was over. He lost his job at the end of last season. And into the postseason that that was the end of it. They decided that he couldn't do it any longer. They're giving them one more shot but this is of course the make or break situation. I mean to me. The only reason why i'm saying that it's gonna take all the way to like july thirty first for him to lose his job as the yankees have made given him every opportunity to succeed. So you know. They'll be excuses again this year. It'll be starts off. And he's hitting oh six and he's got one really long home. Run in april. Say well you know. He's hitting the ball. If you look at the hard hit ball rate for gary sanchez right now you know. He's run into some bad luck on. His defense has been a little bit better and he threw a couple guys out. There's always the ifs and buts with gary sanchez. But really at the end of it. He has not been productive enough player to be starting every day for the yankees in my mind. Well i think he for the yankees. Not so much pete lonzo because it didn't play great last year didn't have the numbers that everybody was hoping he was going to have. But i do believe that. There's a lot of pressure on him especially looks like we're going into the season without the d. h. in the nfl. So that means you know what dahmane expense going to be in left field. How they're gonna work this whole thing out you know. He's a much better first. Baseman than pete is but you know pizza another one peach got. He's got to come out of the box man. He's gotta come out of the box. He's got he's got to come out flying. Because you hear the whispers now flashing a pain guy. i don't wanna hear flash in the pan. He's not a flashing here in the west but he's a legitimate small. This is what we need to see this year. This is the big question flash in the pan guy. Legit baseball player. I'm with you. I love pete alonso. he's also a flag and anthem embassador. so i'm a big supporter of him but as another bad year. We're talking pancakes. When i think about the message yankees gary sanchez. at the top of the list. When it comes to you got to perform well. This is it. This is the last opportunity they could give him any and and the thing about stanton. You had great playoffs last year. But the thing about him is. He's got on the field. You know you. Yankee fans will want to see him. Play one hundred ten games. You know what i mean. He's got a play. He's got to stay healthy. Same thing with aaron judge. Both of those guys have got to stay healthy. And then for the mets to me. It's marcus stroman as he's getting nineteen million dollars this year walking pitching into a contract these pitch it into a contract here and you know he is the number to start right now he he is. The guy has to live up to the contract that he assigned and i'm telling you he has not done that since he has been a met. But now comes the real spotlight and the real spotlight with the money. You're making the team that you're on right now and how good. We all think they're going to be. You can't go out there and have a four point five oh. Era can't do it. No and he ever since becoming a meant he has underachieved. There's no doubt about it. Of course last year making the decision to not come back to the team after the injury and opting out and then service time so he could actually sign this contract and then taking that money that he did after the qualifying offer was was offered. So this is this is put up or goodbye time for him as well. I i it really is. He's got every motivation in the world whether it's here or anywhere else with the type of money that good starting pitchers get and i know. This is a one year situation. But he's got an opportunity if he goes into free agency off a good year to set himself up for the rest of his life with a massive deal. So yeah i mean look. It's all of it. It's right there front of him if he if he ends up going say he goes thirteen and eight. He makes thirty three starts and somehow some way he's got a three point five. Era or less. That's a big one. That's big money from and probably would be if it is though it's going to be now i mean we are a little bit lower. It'd be idea. I said three point five hours or less meaning that he pitched thirty three thirty games. You know he you know he has thirteen eight. I mean wouldn't lost record doesn't mean much. And let's say he threw like two hundred innings. And you also that's what you want. Yeah absolutely and postseason starts to the mets make there. Those are always big money. Deals people are watching that. He can pitch with the pressure on him. He goes out and wins the series and deciding game whether an lds or world series or something like that then of course the number is going to go up. And that's where the mets have to be thinking just with the yankees the yankees have to win the division the best team in the division. They are hands down. They've got to win the division gotta get into the playoffs and of course you know the trend. That we've seen with the yankees. The last few years is that they're really good and then they get into the playoffs and there's a team that's got a deeper rotation or a team that doesn't strike out as much or a team that's better with clutch hitting or a team that's bullpen is just a little bit better. There's always a team that they run into in the postseason. That just plays the game just a little bit better than the yankees do. and then. that's it so that. I would have to believe that brian cashman will at the trade deadline or somewhere along this season. Add more arms to his rotation somehow some way he'll get a hold of somebody and he'll bring them in and a lot of that is going to depend on injury. And and how how. Well his patchwork starting staff is gonna do. And but i gotta believe that they're gonna be aggressive come trade deadline time just like they normally are. What's your move and a cold game. You're a spectator. Your sweet you go flask. I am definitely going here. Flask guy. I got the under armor cold gear on underneath. Yeah you know. Maybe i'm wearing my zero restriction. Rain suit that. I play golf. And you're gonna put the full rain all yet. If i'm sitting out if i'm sitting out there and you i've got a floppy hat on sure that you know my my ears and my head or warm and the whole thing and no. I'm trying to enjoy the game. That's off talking to you. Know what you're going to see a lot of. I'm sure early on this. Season is a lot of gators faces not just for covert reasons but for warmth because everybody's got gators and they're going to be covering their entire face hood up winter hat big coat. I think couple layers pants. Two pairs of socks. I think you have to go that route. I'm telling you so. I've been lucky enough. Fortunate enough to go play golf in ireland and scotland and some days. It's rain is coming down sideways with win for nine holes and then the sun comes out on the second nine holes and one one year we were playing in in scotland. And i mean the marine was coming down sideways and the guys that are with didn't wanna play. I said i'm going out there. And i got a scottish catty and everything. He's got no teeth and he's like a little bridge troll and he's all fired up that i wanna go play and everything else that i got my rain suit on and i got my rain gloves on and i was perfect i was warm i was dry and after those nine holes i go back in. Go grab bushmills. And they're sitting there talking to the to the guys that i came with. Who now are ready to go play because stopped raining sons out. But that's why. I wear that that zero restriction raines. Who is the best thing that i own then. You would wear that to yankee stadium. One hundred percent even with no rain especially because it's the same colors yankees like the color of my sweatshirt. Okay all right perfect. The i mean i don't wanna sound soft but sitting outside and that cold weather for like three four hours gets the older you get. There is nothing worse than sitting on a wet seton. Having a wet ask is true right. Yeah no i know. That's why i always describe mark. Chernoff is like when he used to walk into my office. It was like putting on a pair of white socks these and ended the worst. When you've got one hundred percent the worst yeah percent but it is opening day. Man we are jacked. We're ready to rock and roll can with the everybody's take on the door contract and hopefully met fans wake up this morning and we're all pumped up and we're ready to go. You gotta be banned. You have to be all the anxiety lifted last night and you get prepared for a big season each the morning show with boomer esiason and greg a boomer and geo jerry recco is with us. He's got his brooklyn beer t shirt on he puts on after the hamstring. Tightness of james harden's a whole gotta support 'em hopefully that sure cures the hamstring tightness for your guy. What's going on jerry. Good morning we brought you by good morning brought to you by mom at the university. Top five in the nation for access and excellence monmouth dot edu slash exceptional in some time after The evening hours. Mets did strike a deal with francisco lindores. You guys have discussed ten years. Three hundred and forty one million dollars and so now you get the reaction you get reaction from met fans you get the reaction on social media and you also get the reaction on the fan from certain hosts one. We know that is a big met. Fan is steve somers and he was asked how he would characterize the reaction to this signing. It would be ribbit ribbit ribbit. It wouldn't be like. Oh i heard this whole conversation. Yeah the entire conversation. I heard while i was driving while i guess boomer. You didn't hear it. No ribbit ribbit. It wouldn't be like oh. Do you wanna know the context please okay. So as i'm driving. In steve has to cough and then steve says oh. Hand the frog in the throat with is it but you know i was thinking about the frog in the throat. Hounds of frog. Get into throat. Do you believe a frog can off a lily pad and you wouldn't be able to close your mouth and time it's just ridiculous and for frog was in a throat. It would probably sound like ribbit ribbit ribbit. Not like that. It's a ridiculous thing to say anyway. So that's what happened. So that's what happened. No no was not my bad on that. And he goes to the whole thing with the mucus and the mushroom marley soup. And it's all happening right now. But what can you do about it. Okay i heard tonight his mets. I was kinda hoping you on satellite at that point. His mets retaking on the nationals jacob. Degrom max sherzer. The starters here sherzer the team dealing with covid nineteen issues though we without four players don't know who they are Due to covid nineteen and one staff member as well here sure. Baseball knife is likely. Now you got to your take it. You can't let these things each dan. You gotta have claimed. Baseball's may abby and so You know still looking forward to the opportunity to play opening nights and that will be the pitching matchup sherzer and degrom should be fun on the fan. This afternoon. we will have the yankees and the blue jays coverage at twelve. Twenty five with john and susan. Garrett cole makes the start. The opening day starting pinstripe opportunity. something that. I don't think i'll ever take for granted and his dad pitched sanchez. which is terrible. I told him i do it once. It'll probably suck so hard. It'll be gosh ymca the next time. We'll just give it a shot. See what happens here was a now. Remember a couple of days ago. Yankee panic because of aaron judge and not playing over the weekend. Well aaron boone with carton. Roberts cleared it up. He's good to go schedule. Two days off. Saturday and sunday and then was gonna play that last game before we broke camp but wasn't feeling great so we held him out. And you know when you do have any symptoms like that you gotta go through protocols. That's what they did. And so he's fine should be in the starting lineup today. Yankees and blue jays garrett cole facing hinge in rio and there is no george springer will not play in this game because of an oblique strain so june georgia. It's you can certainly make that case that is for sure all right to the nba. The nets gave up a whopping. Forty two points to the lowly rockets in the first quarter but in the end to houston early works off the high olympic screened rise. Right down the lane blocked by claxton and the nets have it back looking for the tire. The lead irving to harris. Put the lease. It's good joe. Harris push the nets on top waldo to one on one with five and a half to go. That was one of his seven threes on the night. Joe harris set himself a big ninety scored twenty eight. that's wind up beating. Houston one twenty two one eight as they take over the top spot in the east But clouded of course by james harden not playing in the fourth quarter due to hamstring tightness. Sekou slur that was obviously already did not credit that. Yes bob buechler on the fan. Yes here. Was nash on the harden injury. I mean We're going to monitor it We'll see how he feels in the morning. I don't have a lot to tell you but we we feel optimistic. It's not a long term thing and we'll just monitor it. Hopefully he's back before. George springer is back. We'll see by the way i do. Believe that the rockets you mentioned had scored forty two points in the first quarter. Yes scored forty points in the entire second half. It was unbelievable. Yeah they got outscored. The second half sixty three to forty and in the first quarter. They look like a team on a mission. I mean they couldn't miss. They were defending and then That that stopped kyrie irving had thirty. One in. This game was joe. Harris irving really lead the way in the third quarter He's doing a little bit of everything obviously brings a level of intensity to the game. I was harrison. Yes irving says were making it work with all these pieces. I think we've been able to learn how to be flexible with one another How to expect Things from one another without expecting too much and in terms of that first quarter here was claxton. Who says nick laxton who said he was great in the fourth quarter. He says we got away with it. Real real slow start but come back have a great and get doing. It was big and come back. It was a lot of fun. Nets went eleven and two in march nineteen and three in their last twenty two. They played a hornets later tonight. We'll have that for you on the fan at seven. Fifteen after carton and roberts as for the knicks they definitely let one get away in minnesota fanta by cow beasley puts up a bs that is maliki beasley and that was msg. Kenny albert. And clyde frazier. Minnesota beats new york one to one zero. One knicks had a chance late. Rj barrett misfires and minnesota gets the victory anthony edwards and twelve of his twenty. Four in. the fourth. Here was head coach. Tom thebault really gave it away. Let's let's go big lead. In the first half we didn't take their. We repeated it. And why edwards said about rj barrett after. The did not that. They were really happy that he was the one taking the last shot. They wanted to make sure it wasn't julius randle. And then they saw that rj barrett had the ball in his hands for the last shot. That's exactly what they want. It wasn't even close. Not great and edwards was great net. Fourth-quarter i mean he made everything happen really looked like the first overall. Pick it worse loss the year. You're really young team. They are and you could see them getting a little bit better now after the coaching change everything else but they worst loss of the year for the next hands down in my opinion team. You're supposed to be and you're up ten eleven twelve in the fourth quarter and then all of a sudden it just looked like the timber was wanted it more. The knicks stop playing turnover. Sloppy is bad couple opportunities to win with a game. Winning shot couldn't get it done just a really bad loss mixed now. Twenty four and twenty four and so are the heat. Who beat the pacers. Ninety two to eighty seven the jazz over the grizzlies one. Eleven one zero seven. After the game jordan clarkson twenty four. He was discussing the flight that got redirected and they had to go back because of hitting the flock of birds. Here was clarkson on what the experience was like one of those flights. You sending out ticks. I know you've seen on a movies when a plane crash some It got to that point where we was all on a plane like this might be really good So i mean it was a crazy situation and thankful that everything worked out in the end now. Donovan mitchell didn't fly with them on the second. I was reading one article. He's got a big fear of flying. And i don't know maybe that's why he didn't play it. Looks like you didn't make the The second trip with them after the plane while end up going back so not aguire so he's got a fear of flying on this flight. I think so. Yeah this happens. And then he didn't get on a plane line. The line i read was donovan mitchell. Who has a has a fear of flying was not on the second flight to memphis which in tells me he was on the first one. He's going to have to figure that out obviously nba player. I mean my goodness can take the madden cruiser all over the nba. No you cannot and flying private to every single venue is something that's probably not an option either so man oh man that's think so. Yeah no question about it John mara the giant owner did meet the media video conference yesterday talking about everything giants and one thing. He made very clear. He wants the postseason when every season expecting make the playoffs. Okay unfortunate. i've been wrong last five years. But i always expect us to make the playoffs and expect us to be in contention. Just haven't done it while he's how tell you one thing. They spent a lot of money free agency while he did address. The opportunity presents itself. I think you have to seize it and i. That's what we did this year and we think it will pay off baton. We'll tell we'll see. One of those. Big pieces was a wide receiver for his quarterback. Daniel jones his name is kenny. Golladay receiver with that skill. Set alongside the guys. We already have thought with the huge piece for us. Another thing he said to he said because they spent so much money at least is why he said what he said because they spent so much money in free agency there in no rush to give an extension to saquon barkley though they have in this year and they can pick up his option next year to right yep so no obligation having told may third the pick up the options got hooked your option so still plenty of time for that. Seahawks giving receiver tyler. Lockett a four year extension worth sixty nine million dollars and in the nhl. Tonight you've got those sabres one last night for the rangers. The rangers play them tonight. And you've got the islanders taking on the capital's tonight each morning show with boomer. Esiason and greg analogy boomer and geo the covert protocols that eddie. I'm sure is going to check in with his very thorough and he also likes to speak to these winners talk to them. That's what he does call screening winners. He's he gets in conversations. So i can just imagine some confusion with the winners and the covert protocols and in him having to explain to that and did you can have negative. Pcr tests in the last forty eight hours. I was thinking i was like. Oh my gosh. i'm so happy. I hadn't didn't come back yet. Yes did you get the pfizer. The dirna maybe the johnson and johnson which is available at javed's know if you've been to javits i mean this is just going to be hard. Says the pcr tests is not the rapid test. The pcr tests out the nose into the nasal cavity. Had one of those. You probably remember if you did. And then the rapid test. That's quick. get maybe fifteen minutes you get the did you have any one of those god. No i don't believe that the astra zeneca vaccine is available in the states. There's so i don't believe that you've received that one. Well it's not a one hundred percent effective because there are the brazilian in south african strains and become more and more prevalent in the city. It just goes on and on the phone. It's gotta be impossible to find a winner in impossible and then you'll get screwed his. It's a hoax. Click what do i wear masks their proper face covering. Wow why is it so hard. Just to go to the yankee website and see what it says and follow the protocol boomer. I can't when i when i would do these. You couldn't even when you would tell people what day the game that would throw them off. Okay i was it. You don't understand what goes on in there with these callers. I know by favored one explaining. What your address. Where i'm living now or where. I used to live what my driver's license says. Oh my god we're youth tickets where you get your mail On any you're done. Wow six forty eight go. Yeah well it was fine. It was a guy who had And this happens all when we have really hot tickets because everybody calls. Yeah not just the quote unquote Contest bad word. So the hula. Yeah he had never won before going was a listener to our station. Yes ask you know. Oh is this eddie. I said yes. And i said can kind of here you mocking me and the whole dizzy understand the protocols and did you go over that with them. Well i don't know what all the code protocols i said you have to follow the protocols. He's not real tickets there. I mean they are real tickets but they're not you know so you're not getting involved in that. Do you think i should know. Don't we just figured that you would. I don't know i just. I thought that you would know you do understand the yankee stadium cove policies correct. You're familiar because i just figured people would be asking questions. That's that's what. I thought what happened here. Free and then they call. And what do i gotta do take a test. And by the way i do anticipate the phones being blown up out you know from this At one point during the day so many people will you calling the whole thing will just dump out great so look forward to that. He had also the people that are calling the regular line now win. Yeah oh that is so. Yeah yeah that's the so that's awesome. Yeah so. I guess you're not allowed to wear a gaiter by the way at least city field. 'cause i mentioned that before. It's gotta be a mask not allowed to wear a gaiter and you do have to have i guess. A negative nose swab. Pcr tests within forty eight hours or seventy two hours and then the rapid one is like within six hours or your vaccine quarter and your vaccine is. Yeah the vaccine there you go or if you're vaccinated i don't understand the non gator thing. Yeah i mean. I'm clear masks. Though with the same material. As the gator. Exactly right the. I don't understand that either i e in the summer i like having a gaiter little bit easier me to. I'm starting with the gator. Now because that can cover up my neck my like my weird next skin. Well it's the summertime thing too. And i just i don't know you go anywhere. You have the gator down. Whatever you're outside up somebody comes over banning you have to pull out the masking fumble around what second please six feet away unfurl might -tective here. Come on man you know so. This'll be fun. This'll be a lot of fun now. People desperately wanna go to games. There are people out there me and you forty five degrees opening day. Not thank you not our thing. Enjoy it on television. However there's lots of our listeners have been waiting for this for a long time. Haven't missed an opening day generations. father sons mothers daughters. They've been doing this for their entire lives. They can't wait and they say hel- you took this away from me vernon tire year. I'm going back. Damn it and i'm going back and i don't care if it's negative twenty out there and bundling up and i'm going to enjoy the game so i feel really good for those particular fans because it's it's been a long time man you know it's been a really long time so the fact that we've got limited capacity is a good thing and hopefully that continues to grow you. Think maybe by the postseason. You could have almost a full house. That'd be clear about this. The last time you at a game was at the end of the two thousand and nineteen season. Yeah and here. We are in two thousand twenty one. It's outdoors challenge so last yankee regular season game and of september of two thousand and nineteen. That's right regular season game. I right but that's you know. I know there were playoff games in there to start my regular season game where you know. Normal fan would go. Maybe maybe the normal fan can't afford the playoff tickets or whatever so here we are in two thousand and twenty one. Think about that for one second about it. You know. I don't know about you but it's hard to believe that here. We are in april when last year at this time we were all at home to in this doing the show. Yeah no the screaming. Yelling was going on. All the panic was in the streets and everything else. I remember it. Well it was. The governor got four million for writing a book. Great leading us right out of this thing. What a leader leader. I tell you. A very hands on approach that he had a public officials will be right in books. Right in the middle of pandemics get paid for. It was before all the allegations came out against them and i thought it was. There were a lot of allegations coming up in due in large part to the senior citizen. Part that i'm talking about the sexual stuff that like when this book had come out emmy that's right. He got an emmy. Probably thank bob madero for that. He got it in. They're gonna have the tribeca film festival in june outside or are they all right. The way given state blessing. Okay do you think there's a connection there one hundred percent connection or if there's a connection very good ave yeah no it has been a. It's been a very long last time. Well we call. We mentioned many times before that devils game at devils penguins game that we did was the last game that i was at our march eleventh and then prior to that as far as just like being fan being added game i mean. It might have been one of those yankee playoff games. I think it was it. Was the james packs. Thin start against the astros in the. Al was they were down where they down three one. I believe i'm trying to remember the series of believe they were down three one and they needed a big performance was ver- lander paxton. He pitched great. They went back to houston and of course they lost in the altoona home. Run against chapman late in that game. So that was the last time that i had actually been to a game as a fan. Yankees astros game five two thousand and nineteen lcs and it was the legend seats and stuff stopped my face get them. Sushi are you. She got love sushi. Yeah i date of course. I did that. She got to get some sushi sushi at yankee game. Yeah you know. I also got like a slab of prime rib wish or do on it. It'll always you prime rabia big ladle people out there. That don't live here. And don't realize what yankee stadium is in that legend section in the legend section and how underneath the it's a five star restaurants why imagine heaven to be is really is like i imagine if you died they go to heaven they have every can imagine to eat. And then you walk outside and it's a baseball field and he got great seats and they're like painted. It's what that's what heaven is right. There heaven created in real life. Yeah and then. I just my vivid memory of that day. Not obviously the game. Notwithstanding was just seeing someone's freshly slice a piece of meat for me slapping on the plate grabbing that ladle it was almost in slow motion as it drips out of the vat. Avoid you ladling here. Welcome welcome to have him eat this and then go enjoy the playoff game. People have a hard time. You think popcorn. You think hotdogs you know maybe a sliders or whatever. But i mean this is like sushi ause you and why goo goo goo in everything you could possibly amid as it's the charts a whole candy wall and then you've got sunday station. Maybe i should go today to stay down there and watch the game. I my vaccine card wave it one. That always you. It's been too long. But yeah i don't know i gotta wait till it warms up a little bit before i get back to. Stadium absorbs software. Comes to that. I really am. I m right there. With the i thinking the whole time will be thinking about as oh my god is games tag along freezing my ass off. Why am i not sitting in my house watching this on television which we will be a little bit later each the morning show with boomer esiason greg. Denali boomerang geo.

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In the Medical Tent

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In the Medical Tent

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According to the Angels Surgery Will Address Bipartite Patella an issue in his name. He's expected to require recovery period of Eight to twelve weeks so we'll see how that goes. This is what Bouc shelby and Rick Exactly. We're talking about before Wednesday night's broadcast obviously coming back from Tommy John Surgery so his start to the year was delayed but offensively. He's it's been pretty darn good again no question he's really important to what they're trying to do with the angels. He's a big part of possibly getting Mike Trout back to the post season. I just think back to when he first came into spring training two years ago I mean right away. He was adored in that clubhouse. He's humble. Obviously it starts with talent silence but he's a big big part of Vin moving forward if we're going to do it and he's a two-way guy obviously and when he's right that arm releases a fastball in the Mid Ninety S. Are we going to see him pitch again. Yes and I think to me. That's what makes him special. You know I think back to something. Bruce Bocce told US years ago about Buster Posey Y'all now you can play first base yeah. He's an offensive force hitting the heart of the order but what makes him marquee is him putting up those numbers behind the plate to me. Otani is that same kind of Guy Heat for them to get back to the postseason and become really really good. He's got to be on the bump dodgers. left-hander Rich Hill had an issue in his minor league rehabilitation start art and MC L. Strain he'll be diagnosed further but obviously this is eight puts a big hurt on his effort to come back for the postseason. The Tigers played played the Yankees in a double header on Thursday and the end of the day turned out to be crazy for the Yankees in terms of the injuries that continue to pile up for them in game one Edwin encarnacion did this one one Paul drill to let and Carnasciali thus continues his thirty four year and the Yankees wore nothing lead that from the ESPN work the Yankees would go on and win game one ten to four but afterward word broke that Edwin encarnacion had to go back to New York because he strained an oblique and he's he's going to have further diagnosis is obviously raises questions about whether or not he's going to be ready for the postseason in game two this happened judge in high gear disappears into the clouds going back to the right field near the wall and this one is a home run for Aaron Judge in the Yankees out in front. Two nothing can't singleton on the yes network the Yankees win game two six two four but more injury issues Gary Sanchez headed come come out of the game because of concerns about his groin. He was thrown out trying to steal second base in that second. Game is first base attempt to the year. We'll probably get more information -ation about that. Injury on Friday will be talking about that with Carl Ravitch and j HAP- also has an issue left biceps tendinitis so for the Yankees bad bad news continues to roll on the injury front the athletics the Astros and the final game of their four game series Justin verlander pitched well generally eleven strikeouts but you know what Oakland got it done again one pitch at high the air to write hit well down the line through the girders at it is gone into into the Second Dick Majestic blast from Matt Olsen Simeon award and the as Lita three to nothing Vince Caproni Donio eight sixty am the answer Oakland wins three to two and they take three or four in that series so among the three superpower teams the Yankees sweeping doubleheader the Astros lose the dodgers were in Baltimore facing the Orioles in a strange play happened Martin swigs. This is a coastal the backstop and he'll be safe APEC. I two runs come in Bundy never covered the plate bellinger walked home and see her took advantage of mental mistake by Dylan Bundy and on a strikeout that eluded the catcher but dodgers score runs and take afford a Tuli Timon Everett. Am Five seventy sports sports the dodgers win forty two in the race for the home field advantage in the postseason the Yankees with the best record in baseball ninety seven fifty one the dodgers ninety five seven fifty three two games behind the Astros also ninety five and fifty three the raise in the race for the wild card face the rangers in the bottom the seventh inning Rupe Netto Door Wendy fast-melt swung on in hammer to right field that ball's not coming back it is high is out of here meadows got to the wall five grows deep group Netto door with a home run in his second straight ballgame and the Rangers get some insurance on rubies twenty six blasted a season. It's sixty four taxes that from one zero five point three the fan the Rangers win that game six four in the National League all the teams in the race for the wild card. We're in action on Thursday and the mets got it done against the diamondbacks taking control in the bottom of the third inning young ready here comes the Carson cameras it did to laugh real looking back near the odd Grand Slam for one look orest Laurus his first home run at city field this year and the mets trying to find their way into a sweep of the diamondbacks have opened up a six. Nothing lead here in the third avenue. WCBS lagarde hit another home run in the match and win eleven to one and they did in fact sweep. There's a diamondbacks a great series for them but you know what happened the other teams in the wild card race also had good days nationals against the twins and VP candidate anthony rent got it done swings and lines one total feel corner and down one hop off the wall rogue lace scores from Third Turner around L. Third Crossing the plate and in the second with double number forty two is Anthony Randolph driving in runs one hundred and sixteen and Seventeen Charlie slows in the nationals radio network Washington wins twelve the six the cubs in their final game in San Diego such a lackluster lackluster game for them on Wednesday night. Will Yu Darvish pick them up on Thursday strike three what a way to finish the EH if indeed it is the finish and probably as for Darvish six shutout innings to hit ball. The padres get hit a leadoff triple from Garcia. He never moved because the next three batters all struck out Pat Hughes on the cubs Radio Network Sakado wins four to one the cardinals in the final game of their series in Colorado. They lost back to back to two one decisions and they fought back on Thursday rebel deeply center now she goes wrong. The second big wave home run three two one cardinals. The third home run in this ball game estimated distance four eighty seven those were the voice John Rooney Dan McLaughlin on the cardinals radio and television networks respectively Saint Louis wins the game tend to three no team has gotten tougher injury news this week then the brewers they lost Christian Yelich the other day all they want on Wednesday and they want again on Thursday the one swing and a high fly right field drifting back his Brenston at the warning track and it is gone double up on the Jersey why don't you Ryan Braun homerun number nineteen eighteen and the brewers take a three one lead on the way to a three two victory that from six twenty. WTMJ Centerfield keen today the game of the day in Philadelphia the final game of the series between the phillies in the braves to look like the braves are going to take control early socked to left center. That ball is hammered. That ball is gone for Ozzy all these it's a two run home run over the three seventy forefoot mark in left center field. He's twenty seconds of the season Jim Powell six eighty fan but Nevada thirty inning the phillies came back Jack Breaking Ball hitting the air left field pretty deep duval back at the track at the wall and out a room. It's gone and Jeans Girl Era Snaps at over twelve streak with a two run home run to straightaway left the attitudes twelfth home run of the season Scott Bransky sports sports radio ninety four. WIP phillies reclaiming to a six to five lead the bottom of the eighth inning Sean Rodriguez padded their lead in a swing to drive in the left Centerfield heartbeat on the Rondo Volley won't get there goes all the way to the wall Paisley around second already. He's heading for third wave into the plate. There'll be no throw home in. It's a double for shod Rodriguez and the phillies insurance run here the eight it's now seventy five so at the end of the day status quo basically in the nationally wildcard races the nationals lead in the race for the number one wildcard by three and a half games the cubs and brewers tied for the second wildcard two games ahead of the mets and the phillies the diamondbacks having been swept in four games by the mets now three and a half games back so much to digest and we'll get to it in a moment we call rabbits but before that you know how how they say a great offense starts with a great defense well. That's especially true when it comes to the fuel you put in your car. It's time to help keep your engine running like new Shell v Power Nitro atro- plus premium gasoline is engineered to defend against four main engine threats gunk where corrosion friction. It's our most advanced fuel eleven protecting your engine like a solid stiff arm a huge hit or last second block like defensive lines not all premium fuels are the same now that's fuel for thought and if you're a fuel rewards member you save at least five cents per gallon on every fill up with gold status not a member download the fuel rewards APP or go what a fuel rewards dot com to join and never pay full price for gas again in engines that continuously use Shell v Power Nitro plus premium gasoline. I mean it's the Rabbie trade with Carl. Ravage drako ravaged Habich host the baseball tonight play by play man free. SPN The Rabbie train rolling a little early today and curl. I just want to let you know on our producer. Troy Farkas a little chap this morning about the time because he's missing his yoga class at a time when he searching for inner peace over a friend zone quandary so you're responsible Mulford what happens I accept full responsibility. I assume though that when you do yoga religiously like troy does he has other methods by which you can relax find inner peace when the yoga classes preempted so if troy would just breathe through this and think good thoughts of September baseball palm trees water all should be good troy. I have my methods. I will not reveal them on this podcast. Let's not go there okay. Let's not go there. That's the only legal in certain states. I'm in congressional exactly all right Carl. I'M GONNA put a menu of injury news that we got yesterday so many players going down on and you can pick any of them. You can pick a couple of them in dive into them. Shohei Ohtani out for the rest of the year knee surgery Gary Sanchez leaves the Yankee Second Game The double header yesterday with a groin issue and went encarnacion has an oblique issue flew back to New York. Jay flew back to New York richhill had to leave his his minor league rehabilitation start for the dodgers with a knee issue so much stuff to dive into what you got right and then obviously you've talked about the ballot relished the Yelich bias injuries to me. I think it would be Sanchez and the severity of it all those other injuries with the exception of although he's been hurt Encarnacion encarnacion that have they've dealt with the HAP injury is unfortunate because the Yankees think are still searching for pitching answers and just to have him as an option option. I'm not even sure that he makes the roster in the postseason but to have him as an option and give them some more chances again the dodgers without richhill but to Gary Sanchez injury in a year in which we've all witnessed the Yankees have survived and prospered from every injury. I mean if you look at the standings today. I'm the Yankees are two games clear in this best record thing I didn't. I didn't think that was the way that was going to go given the dodgers schedule and even the Astros I mean Gelu now and we discussed this in our podcast uncast come out and say we are going to finish with the best that seems to be getting a little more difficult with each passing day because the Yankees are playing well so I think it Sanchez because the position he plays the power that he provides as good as the Yankees are as many home runs as they hit you start taking big important pieces of that Linux away especially in the post season and I think it does hinder you. Let's hope that it's not something that lasts that long before our Sunday night game we were meeting with Aaron Boone. Alex Rodriguez broke Buni down he said Okay who's the one guy that you really gotta have in your who's the most valuable piece and he said Aaron Judge I I think if we had pressed him to come up with a number two and number three Gary Sanchez would be either number two or number three. Dj Lemay who in that group as well. Let's face it. I mean Austin Austin role mind. He's been terrific for the Yankees. He's an excellent Major League player but he doesn't present a threat to Gary Sanchez per. No doubt no doubt and you you know what happens what happens is in a lot of times. People are afraid to say it but I mean Austin role mine is the is the caliber of player that he is and has been it doesn't change because you oftentimes especially with veteran. It doesn't change with your responsibilities like well. We're playing him more therefore he's better better a lot of times. After years of Major League experienced the more you play give them that type of play you. Are you either. Stay the same get exposed or if you're a young player who has abby opportunity you can then develop shine a little bit brighter. I don't think that the Yankees anticipate the shining and and getting brighter with Romain he is as you said consistent. He's solid but remember who you're playing against in the postseason the quality of pitching you're you're playing the against the level of expectation. There's you can't compare Austin Reminder Garissa ashes on a long-term basis and if we just use the postseason as long-term. There's no comparison say a game at Fenway Park where Austin role mine's been great okay one game sure but those those those tend to even out over the course of a prolonged period of time you know in two weeks ago when we talked about John Carlos Stanton. It was almost like well you hope it it works out right. Yeah hope it comes back and if it doesn't it's not that big of a deal. It's a big deal now like with going down that this oblique injuries relatively serious his and he winds a missing some time maybe early in the postseason. Maybe the entire postseason we don't know yet you've already lost. Mike Talk Man in Sunday night's game your your margin for error is basically feels like evaporating on a daily basis suddenly Giancarlo Stanton status is a huge deal as he works his way back and they don't have any roper roeper setbacks now and the unfortunate part about that for stanton and everybody else involved with the Yankees is I mean even if they were all healthy as you said the idea a couple of weeks ago what's your is it comes back and it works you know when all of a sudden he goes on a tear his last week of the regular season great. It's it's another weapon. It was never to be considered a mandatory weapon and now it feels like there's going to be and this is a bad situation for Giancarlo Stanton. If in fact encarnacion is out and Sanchez stealing a base hurts a groin that keeps him out or at least renders him you know sort seventy percent people will focus on stanton people focus on a contract and for a guy that hasn't played all year. The expectation is going to be the impossible. The expectation for Stanton already is difficult it will be impossible and the spotlight is only gonNA get brighter with the playoffs in every every strikeout strikeout every foul out every ground ball. That has the recipe for nightmare. Yeah it's amazing to me and I think I heard this Michael. K on his show may have been the person who said this. I and I was not in my head when he heard it Sean Carlos. Stanton is basically where Alex Rodriguez was in two thousand five two thousand six two thousand seven. He played well then great. That's that's what we expect you to and on the other hand. If you play badly you're gonNA get booed and you're never going to be in the inner circle. The Way Derek Eric Jeeter was do. I think a lot of that bus there. Don't you think a lot of that because when you say that you know the first person that pops into my head when you preface it it by he's in a situation where if you perform well you're expected to and if you don't you're dead is Bryce Harper and then you realize the next part of that it is Bryce Harper plays every day Bryce Harper give every day and I think I think we're stanton is is is sort of doubly in trouble is the fact that he hasn't played. It's look I'm not suggesting he's not hurt. I don't doubt that for a second but the impression that people are left with is well. Wait a minute almost because you have the deal you have have you somehow should be above injury or play through it. We have a higher level of expectation to get you on the field. Because of your contract attract forget performing. We're paying you all this money and you're not even playing. That's a double whammy for somebody like Giancarlo Stanton and that's why the bar is is is is so low and so high at the same time like we expect nothing and my God. He's not doing anything yeah. That's exactly right you mentioned the Houston Astros dropping back in the standings oakland with a great series going into Houston they get blown out on Monday and then they fire back the next three days as has of this morning Oakland the raise in Cleveland all within a game of each other in the American League wild-card Race for two spots of those three teams Carl who do you view is most dangerous because I say Oakland Oakland is more stable rotation Marcus semi-in is should be on the top ten and a lot of MVP ballots this year you had shamanee come back recently. He looks like it'd be a weapon going into the postseason Zorro the other night in his major league debut. He looked terrific like he could be Jio weapon. I love the direction of the flex right now. Yeah I know I said it on baseball tonight on Sunday. When we were sort of breaking down the power five we gave our power rankings or at least a Ryan Howard and Tim Kirkman did and the as and the race weren't on there and again? I looked at MNAYA coming back. I looked at Snell bouncing think back I looked at glass now coming back and those two teams I had as as if not in the top five six and seven I understand where the twins abandoned. The twins are a better overall team than those two given what they've done all year but I agree with you. I I again to me their mirror images of each other I guess I would probably lean towards your as selection over the raise but I don't want either of them. I mean if I'm the Yankees I don't want him from the Astros. I don't want to deal with either one of those teams especially in light of seeing glass no throw one hundred and snell start to come back. There's a quality about those two teams that are different than the Astros Astros and the Yankees and the dodgers and I think that incredible sort of burden that occurs when you deal with these teams that have with a hundred plus win seasons they for some reason lose the label of grinder. They just become like that's the nicest car and you hope it runs every day but boy when it runs it's beautiful but it's it's sort of susceptible to little tweets when it comes to teams like an I put them them together the as and the raise your like you know that's that's sort of. That's the three hundred movie those are the those are the guys. Those are the night Walker. Those are the guys I want to come out of the woods with me. I don't need the Yankees and Astros and cody bellinger L. A. Guy and that's it's a terrible misconception about all of those but that is the perception and that's why it's it's easy to fall in love with and say you know what Darkhorse simple apple as and raise their. They're really close for me Hendrix last night shut. The thing down was great that they're just there. That's that's why when Jeff Passan came on baseball the night and said the most interesting and compelling of all the races as great as this National League Wild Card has gotten. I think the credibility that comes with all three of those teams as raised in Indians made the most compelling because I think any one of those teams can beat the the best teams can beat the Astros and beat the Yankees. They've clearly the as just proved it. We've seen the race you you know you sit in a meeting with Aaron Boone Alex Cora Uh. Aj hinch anybody they literally talk about the Asian raises if that they are as good as any team in baseball we don't want to deal with. I'm going to miss the same. Maybe it's night. Live not to be as yeah and I look if if Cleveland makes the playoffs there would be pressure on them because they're the mountain climber that has tried to get to the summit now for five straight years and they haven't been able to do that so there'd be pressure on them. If Oakland or the raise came through that wild card game and they played the Yankees or the Astros there would be no pressure there we those teams to be playing with house money and can you imagine you know let's say Oakland where to get through the wildcard game or Tampa Bay for that matter and they were to play the Yankees in one of those two teams one game one. Oh my God like Armageddon in New York everyone would be going crazy and on the other hand you think about the raise and and I see this dynamic a lot whether it's in college basketball basketball or in the NFL when two teams are in the same division home field advantage doesn't matter as much so we we've known for years at the twins when they play the keys to the postseason. It's like they have to climb over the mystique. The race had been Hanky stadium there then they played them plenty. They're not they're three. It's Dallas Kaikal a few years ago. Yes it's just the not surprise like dude sorry. I've been telling you all year. These guys is your good and again. I feel like you take away from the hundred wind teams when we when we get into this conversation because the idea that the Yankees going wind seven to two or the Astros beat up six to one that wouldn't surprise you either but don't there's no element of surprise if either the as or the rays were to go into the Yankee Stadium as you said and win win game one none like that that's that's a fifteen round fight at least going into it when you to say okay which Syria says the best chance to go five which has the best chance to go seven to me. It's one of the series that features those two teams because the other ones can go four zip real quick these just feel like we're going to get in the mud and we're gonNA fight and we're going to get knocked down when they get knocked out. Someone's going to get a smelling salts renting it backup. We're GONNA throw some more punches. All right. We got about four minutes left want to ask you about the cubs and their situation Yu Darvish was tremendous yesterday against the padres spinning sliders all over the place and our friends is Jesse. Rogers has a piece this morning on how their playoff chances incredibly ride on the right arm of Yu Darvish. Let's face it. They've been drifting back in the standings. They're barely uh have a fingernail. Hold on that second. Wildcard in a tie with the brewers are the broad presumption in the industry is if in fact the cubs don't make the playoffs the Joe Madden will not continue as the cubs manager and a name that has been speculated upon for months. Maybe even years once he got done playing and I I wanted to get your perspective on this. David Ross as a possible manager whether it's for the cubs or for another team. I'll put you in the same position that I was in one Aaron. Boone was a candidate to be manager being asked the question. What are you seeing this person as a manager? How do you think he would do? Rossi what you're scouting report for a catcher so advantage for Ross in that sense of tremendous communicator fantastic teammate and and I think given the success that we've seen with some of these other guys hinch Boone Cora managerial experience is not necessarily a box that has to beyond the resume in order for you to get hired relationship already there for sure with the cubs relationship with the players none none none of that that would surprise me the expectation I I would have the expectation whether it's the cubs or another team that he's on the shortlist of many and the ironic part is and I assume he was telling you the truth but you know last year during a lot of these manager searches he wasn't contacted now. Where's the cubs have the ability to tell teams well no? We don't want you talking to him. He's she's on ours and we're not going to allow that because he's M I W he's manager-in-waiting. I don't know the facts of that if that's even even the case with them but all those reasons like Nick Sabin a a had David Ross come down and speak to the Alabama football team does the Alabama football team need David Ross and if so why and Sabin explained it to David does he told us the other night the reason that I went to Alabama to talk to a team that's a perennial championship contender is saving things that a lot of these young and kids come up and because they are so individually pampered and told they're the best or they are the best coming off their high school program. They get here and they forget what it's like to be part of a team to be a teammate and when culture is the word that is thrown around so often. Don't you want somebody who knows how to take all the ingredients put into a stew and come up with the best team. I think that's where Ross has a huge advantage over over so many other people yes sixty seconds and I think another advantage he has and I've seen this analogy core. I've seen in Aaron Boone. I think guys who've had periods of struggle during the course of their careers ears are so much better armed to be managers than say back in the eighties. You'd hear story about Pete. Rose is a manager right looking at Ted Williams looking at players like how come we can't do better. No doubt I like the idea that guy has been a grinder been a platoon player been benched during the course of his career so he can talk that language yeah buster Dave Ross Dave Roberts. I should say Craig. Yes same thing look Larry Bird Lotta. People said couldn't coach because he was wondering why everyone else couldn't be Larry Bird. There's no doubt doubt about that and your ability to relate to the twenty eighth twenty ninth thirtieth guy on that badge is a huge deal. That's why these guys go around and they don't just talk to Anthony Anthony Rizzo Kris Bryant and Yu Darvish. They talked to every single member of that team. Make them feel important. There's no question about about VAT Atta -bility to relate to everybody in the room then again you also need to be an extension of the people in the front office and I think Ross has that relationship with both Theo Epstein in an Jed hoyer to be that conduit between the way we're thinking and he clearly accepts a lot of that stuff. they'll be some pushback. He was very excited when we did this game the other night about the the alleged ability of Dallas Kaikal to say hold on I don't I don't like the shift ear. Let's move him back He. He spoke okay about that to Austin on our meetings. I'm glad that Kaikal has that ability. Well some front officers may not like that but he's he's GonNa push back a little bit on some of these analytics and sabermetrics and defer to the player and that's music to any players year I would imagine yeah that's exactly what Terry Francona does with his the players as well all right carl before we go any parting advice for troy with his friend zone issue just again. Make sure that you're in a state state words legal. That's it thank you thanks Carl so you guys hi Maury Smith here and my friends at marathon or really helping when you say because right now you get five cents off every gallon every day with Maki count rewards from marathon plus. You can earn points for additional savings on fuel airfare the hotels and more it's quick and easy to join just visit make it count dot com slash radio or download the free APP so start saving today with make it count from a marathon offer valid only participating marathon locations marathon fueling the American spirit induce aligned with Sunday night baseball's Jessica Mendoza this week Sunday night baseball at city field. We've got the mets playing host to the dodgers the dodgers in competition for the best record in baseball the mets trying to win a a wildcard spot just two games. He's out just as you and I talk. Look I this Sunday night very intriguing. When I got word that Walker was going to pitch on Sunday I was so fired up up and I know you were too? I just I love watching him. Throw and I've loved watching instances vandy days. I know you did too. I don't know if anyone knows knows that you weren't allowed and I don't think I've ever mentioned that I I love watching their kids especially when he was in college is scrawny guy not that he's put on any weight and but he's just scrawny Lanky guy just would attack hitters and I remember in Omaha and just being fearless and that's when there is so much fears you get these twenty in your old kids really they come in there and there's intimidated right and they're trying to pick and they walk a Lotta batters walk. Your dealer was the Shining Star because these like give me the ball and I'm gonNA shove it up. You know where I don't care who steps not box so he has that same mentality now but the stuff buster it has gotten even better. I and I say this on Sunday night. He is the best fastball in the game of baseball today and the numbers back it up. Yes like you're into the spin rate. I mean he's in the ninety something percentile for both his fastball and curveball what that really means though and what you'll see him Sunday is that he's GonNa get so many swing thing and Mrs Underneath the ball because it's going to look like it rises and it doesn't late I mean I can't keep my office fastball and I'm such a nerd who says they watch him him pitch his fastball. It's dark and it's like the last two feet you'll see dart left or up dart to the right right and even when he puts his lone zone which is this is something you never see. You're GONNA see swing and misses guys missing the ball underneath even when he'll spot down in his own because again it holds that plane it doesn't have that natural gravity gravity. That's going to bring the ball down. It just literally looks like it takes up so yeah as you can tell I'm pretty pumped anytime you get a pitcher that throws what I believe is the best pitch in all of baseball and get him on Sunday night. It's it's GonNa be fun and you use the word attack. I think that's the perfect word probably be used about sixty times on Sunday night. When we described his style Hembo semi this great not ranked second among among all qualify qualifiers start strike percentage and percentage of pitches in the strike zone remind you of a young Clayton Kershaw the way Kershaw used to pitch and he's someone who pitches great late in Games opponents sitting one ninety four against him after the sixth inning you know in this era of don't lettuce starting pitcher get through lineup at third time and if there were a statistic for confidence yes I think he would win that like he'd be number one and then there'd be a huge gap before you got to the number? Two Guys Walker has confidence. Oh Yeah and you I mean you don't even see it so much in game with like it's not like he's the bat shirts shirts fist pumping yelling. You know it's the way he attacked. There's the word again right but not just with strikes but watch him get in people's kitchen washing take Pete Alonzo with his forty seven home runs and just get like in there. There's just no fear and that's where yeah if you talk to him. You'll hear the confidence. Oh really you see it in games with how he doesn't back down to anybody right a big topic of conversation this week as you know is about Noah syndergaard and who should be he's catchers. Noah syndergaard told the mets a team who you work for that he wants to pitch to anybody but Wilson Ramos apparently because he doesn't think Ronaldson necessarily matches up well with him in terms of the way that he catches statistics show that he's fared better with other catchers are catches other than Wilson Ramose. Almost Mickey callaway has said that it's more likely than not that Ramos will catch him on Friday night. What's your sense of what the belief is in the organization station about the situation? I think it's the understanding of first of all what Thomas Neto alternate catcher that really has been almost the personal catcher. That's your four Noah syndergaard because of his ability to get strikes down Amazon and that's something that's known something he does very well and for Noah. Oh syndergaard everything that he brings. It's you know dual mentality of just knowing that the do behind the plate is GonNa get you more strikes at your strength to give give you the confidence to go there but then there's also you know now enters marcus stroman who no one now and starting rotation throws more balls in the lower lower part of the zone then Marcus Stroman so it's okay we could give everyone Mito that need that for pitches loan zone but then you take in the bigger picture of what the mets are really trying to do which is get into that wildcard game and to do that they need also there catcher to hit and Wilson Romo's without a doubt one of the the best hitting catchers this season in the National League and so to sit him multiple games a week because of personalization that pitchers need is just you know I think it's crazy and so it's hard because you're also balancing the psychic and the because you need your pictures to pitch so if you throw Wilson Romo back there Friday night against Snow Syndergaard who gives up. Let's say seven runs. You know what's the worst risk reward and I think we'll see a lot more Friday night. I do think the conversations that are being had with Noah syndergaard right now. Though are you know understanding that Rama's can still work with and he's made adjustments going down to one knee to the key can get underneath the baseball better to be able get more of those called strikes guards had better results with him. His last couple starts so we'll see as you know. Baseball history has had many many pitchers who basically basically had their personal catchers Steve Carlton always true to Tim macarbre going way back in the day Greg Maddux had Eddie Perez. David Cohn never wanted to throw the Assad he always had Joe Girardi. We talk this week about how AJ Brunette didn't like throwing up Asada so he had Jose Molina during the two thousand nine world series yet David Ross always being the guy who's GonNa work with John Lester at AJ LS Clayton Kershaw. That's why I gotTa tell you I was surprised I I thought that in this spot and you're right considering where the mets are every game is crucial are battling for the wildcard spot. I thought they would defer to him and and maybe privately behind the scene say you know what we wish he would look at it differently but if this is what makes you more comfortable than great and I also got just just as a parent jerod. I looked at it as his great opportunity for the mets. You know I've done this with my son. Were Jake you can stay up past eleven but you better get it down at six the clock in the morning the next day and I feel like the best can do that with syndergaard. Look Big Man will give you your catcher but let's say you go out and get it don and if he doesn't then it gives them the room to go well. You know what I guess. It doesn't matter we're catching Wilson Rama's the rest of the year and if it does get it done if he does get it done with his personal. No catch the more better for the team I I know it's a fine line by the way I love how your dad voice just changes. When you're talking to Jake like all of a sudden it they can make in that mode but no I think that if this fine line because you know syndergaard has had bad starts with even his personal catcher and it does it all right on that like absolutely not but like you're right so the mentality of the pitcher but at some point you gotta take the training wheels off? You got to say look. You're a fantastic. I mean ask ask Max Max Scherzer how many pitches he didn't get called maybe because Wilson almost was behind the plate when he was with the nationals and xers aware and knows that but the mentality untalented Max Scherzer is you know I can have my uncle. I have my grandpa could have anyone behind the plate. I am going to dominate hitters period and I think that's that's when you know you want that corner. Turn for some of your pictures of like I it doesn't matter who's behind the plate. I know what I have. I'm GonNa get the job done. You're right right. It's all about the perspective of the pitcher covered Roger Clemens he didn't he actually did care who was catcher was and he wanted to. He treated his catcher like okay. This is the guy I'm going to war with like putting your arm around the shoulder. Hey let's get it done or hey and if the catcher was another Guy Hey let's get it done and that's the way Max's personality the isn't on the other hand you have someone who's got a great maddox who aids very particular and he wants his guy and John Lester wants his guy so it's an interesting situation. I'm sure he'll oh continue to be a subject of conversation going forward. Also we're going to be talking a lot about Pete Alonso on Sunday night and just the thing is I thought about him this week and I was looking into his background ground. You know one thing that I found would need this constant threat throughout his entire life is as a leader National Honor Society member when he was in high high school. He won a leadership award when he was senior in high school. He won leadership awards when he was the University of Florida and I started to hear this in early in the season Alonso was a leader in the clubhouse and I gotTa Tell You I was skeptical because I've seen a lot of situations where young players assert themselves rookie he players second year players assert themselves in a clubhouse especially one that has veterans in the mets have a lot of veterans and you get the eye rolls from those older guys and you get the conversation of hey know your place that sort of thing and it says a lot about Pete in his personality that the other players in the team like hey you go for it man. You're our guy. Let's go well I think because it's so authentic and the Arrows for sure 'cause I've seen him to buster and I know using in many more. It's because a lot of times it comes from the player that wants to be the leader because that's kind of what they think. Being the best player should be and it's not authentic addict or it's you know very presumptious of like you know hey. This is what I'm GonNa do and you're gonNA listen to me because I'm hitting more home runs than you he'd Alonzo's opposite it ah for him. It's just more of his just natural and you know you and I been around him. He just genuinely wants to help. He genuinely wants to win. He wants to do do whatever it takes and he really has very little ego and because of authentic and he's not like a for as big of a guy is he is he. She doesn't really commander room with his voice or he's loud and you know going to really just get people fired up he he actually more softspoken and and yet he he says it with like authority like this is just what I believe and he's not going to back down because it is so authentic all right yes. I'll see the ballpark this weekend New York New York bleacher tweets right along as a big time twins fans who's known on twitter as Rena Benin man. She helps us out every Friday on bleacher tweets Rena how you doing this week. I am doing well hanging in there. How about you? I'm doing okay battling a cold before we get into the questions for this week. I just got done talking with Carl ravitch about which is the most dangerous wildcard team that could emerge. Could it be Oakland. It could be the raise. COULD IT BE CLEVELAND. We've talked about the superpowers the Yankees and the Astros the feel like that the twins are being overlooked to some degree degrees. We all begin to look at to the American league playoffs. I absolutely do because first of all going into the playoffs. The twins are not outplaying another team over five hundred after this weekend and so they're just going to bolster their way to the postseason and signed from their obvious pitching issues which the Yankees also also housed the twin dolphins. I mean they're right up there with that. The batting average the home runs the rubies and I do think that the twins they're over. Let's a little bit because ah their main glaring issues yeah and it's interesting last year when the Indians made the playoffs after playing really soft September schedule all the American league central teams and they were blown out in the first round by the Astros. Some of the Indians people told me during the winter they thought it was almost a disadvantage to have a soft schedule in the last month because they felt like that you know what they just weren't prepared. They weren't playing these high intensity games leading up to it but it sounds like you don't think that's would be as much of a factor. You just WANNA get healthy. I just want them to get healthy. Yeah I want them to ride out the last two weeks and hopefully we'll get some guys back Keppler in cave and I was looking yesterday day on twitter and someone had posted a starting lineup with all the injured players and it looks almost exactly like the opening day roster so hopefully the last last two weeks yeah exactly hopefully the last two weeks can get guys back and really go full force into season right. Let's get to this week's bleacher tweets weights sound great kicking things off. We've got Schultz Adventures twelve buster you gotta short list of potential cubs managers next year and Ben. I I gotTa Tell You when I saw your bleacher tweet this morning on the list arenas sent me as possibilities you inspired me. We just had that conversation with Carl ravitch about David Ross awesome. That is the short list. I believe about who's going to be the the cubs next manager. If in fact they wind up changing and Joel Madden moves on because because David has experience in that organization a comfort level with him I think he would be the guy I would love that. I mean as much as I do love seeing Joel John Madden and to a degree I do hope he stays. I think David Russ would be a perfect that I mean being a fan of team with a player former player rather as a manager manager I think brings us another new perspective to the table as well as I from him being essentially the most popular guy coming out of Chicago recent next. We've got Ozzy sock sock fan at Nick Haeusler. So what do you miss most about the pre digital days while era opening the paper in the morning to see the scores for me. It's all all the camera flashes in the stand on the first pitch of a big game yeah nick course at the beginning of every broadcast in the world series because of all those flashes I remember they'd always we show that first pitch to get you that perspective but yeah box scores. It's something I do miss like I would that would be my morning routine. Get the newspaper you'd spread it out and you get a bowl of cereal and you'd go through every box score and see what developments happen. I do miss those. What about you arena same thing but we do get the paper at work so every morning I do go through the boxer when I'm getting my coffee ready and making my breakfast and I think that there's just something really beautiful about cracking open the paper taking out the sports sports action and looking through the scores of last night moving on we've got Andrew desalvo desalvo ocean? Hey Buster and Rena which pitcher and position player have had the most host surprisingly impressive season this year Andrew. I've got Pete Alonso the Mazzi thinking in the mets off season evaluations that they were doing being a players Pete. Alonso was an afterthought. They just thought he wasn't going to cut it defensively. They're people in the mets leadership now. We're thinking now. That's not a guy we can count on. He's obviously obviously been tremendous and I very happy for Mike Minor. Someone who I've known a long time he went to vanderbilt like I did many was an Undergrad into seem have the bounceback season three point zero eight era and almost two hundred innings. That's been pretty cool. What about you Rena Sofer position player? I've got could Talamante so even though album homerun totals are up across the board yeah I mean because thirty two home runs and he's also just massively improved upon everything from last year I mean opiates slugging extra sure basis and I thought it was really impressive that he's actually on the lower end of strike outs among players and he really should be in the conversation for NL MVP even though he's largely largely overshadowed by everyone else but for Pitcher I've actually got Yu Darvish he was so dominant last night and I actually went to that game that the cubs played against Pittsburgh or right after the All star break where he threw his first shutout and probably a couple of years and yeah he's just been so dominant and so reliable and I read a great. SPN Article Actually this morning that you darvish actually could be going into the post season as one of the cubs main hopes of making it through and I think that's such a cool narrative from his entire narrative from the past two years Jesse Rogers our friend wrote that piece for ESPN DOT COM. Oh it's a great piece everyone should go check it out last but not least PK Steinberg at PK Steinberg. If you could have a food eating contest against buster at target field what would the food be and who would win well if it was spaghetti that you'd have no chance against me okay a big spaghetti eighty but I know they don't necessarily have that they're i. I've never had a boom stick and one early this year. You tweeted out a picture of that and you. You said that you didn't have all the fixings. I think that if I were to to actually have a contest against you that would be my choice like with all the fixings and I think I would be too. I think you would too because my two biggest nemesis won the Cleveland Indians to bury so yeah. You've got it in the bag even though the field advantage but you know the busters are buster. The playoffs are coming up in October and I assume you might be a Minnesota's so can make the reality reality is you would like there you go there. We'll have to see where I'm assigned Awesome Reno. I appreciate it. Thank you thank you for having me. That's it for today and my thanks to read along just minoza Carl ravitch and Troy Farkas who has the weekend to work on mindfulness right joy right bus. I can't wait gray weekend. Enjoy the game this weekend. Thanks for listening to baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy he baseball.

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But you look at the glut of outfielders that they have, and what they need. It certainly wouldn't be in other right handed power hitter, if he asked me Troy, I personally, like it. I mean, I'm always in the camp of do whatever you can't make your team better and Encarnacion has been raking and, you know, in terms of power numbers, and so they really didn't give a launch no cash considerations. All the is have is cash than one, then who is that? So I'm all for it. Well, it certainly got a lot of attention around baseball, and we're gonna be talking about it with Tim Kirk coming up that deal went down on Saturday on Sunday, the Yankees playing the White Sox. They win ten three with help from Brett Gardner. The middle basin. Scores. Here comes the throw is cut off Phil score. It's a big two months single Dorner and the Yankees take a two to one week. Michael k on the yes network. Now, you knew within Kurnaz Ian coming on board and John Carlos Stanton, Aaron judge coming back from the rehabilitation assignments that the Yankees are going to have to make some tough roster decisions. And on Sunday, they told Clint Frazier, he's headed back to the minor leagues to eighty three average eleven homers thirteen walks fifty nine strikeouts. Clint Frazier was surprised and he spoke to reporters surprised that this move was made this afternoon. Pretty surprised. What was the message Aaron Boone sent you? When he when he said, you're heading down. This is the reality of things, you know. So I guess I'm facing reality right now. Is that difficult to digest, so tough pill to swallow? Yeah. I mean, it's, it's never fun. Especially with how much I felt like I've contributed to this team this year. When they acquired and Carnasciali did you think that you could be a victim of the numbers game? Because of Encarnacion, but maybe because of judge Stanton. Do you feel you crewmen something in your time up here? Do you feel like you've shown what you wanted to? Yeah. Okay. Can Clinton feel like the numbers game may like you while you've short a major league future that it might not be here? Anything you might be a trade show. Traded once so, you know, who knows. I mean I can't control that I just try to play as good as I can to put myself in a good position. Meredith Moroccan bits of the network led that questioning guys. I think the word seething came to mind as I heard his responses to reporters. What about you guys are not clint's best day in listen? I can understand why it'd be frustrated, but certainly letting east bite well for them late very well. And so the fact that he's a little bit upset a little bit frustrated, and, and let that emotion show through I can't say Lehman. Aaron Boone, gave his perspective on this talked about how it's tough to deliver the news he's played a big role when on a winning team doesn't necessarily stop now but you know, this is where we're at from roster situation. So a so obviously tough news delivered. But, you know, hopefully, he can make the most of it and continue to get better at his craft and know that, you know he's gonna play a role for us again. What a crazy series and Colorado between the Padres and the Rockies they traded runs all weekend long on Sunday. The Padres were down by two runs at the top of the night ending. And this happened pitched to Garcia runners go by Dr left-center fail. That's basic that my role all the way to the wall. Manny Machado has scored hockey's. Bring it home buyers. And on the way to third Garcia. They get the throw one bounce no chance the ball game Friday legs. Gentlemen, padres. Peptide the ballgame again. How about the old pro? Oh, going to Colorado for that slugfest weekend. Josh verbal work of art by Ted Lightner on ninety seven point three the fan that rally continued for the Padres right hander gray at three to four Padre take. Hurry, pres Friday's history-making Padre comeback. Now. I gosh, I've coming into the night that down thirteen to ten. I wonder what that win probability was from sat cast and fan graphs and all that stuff and handle that because right now from down three in the ninth to started. They up won their first lead of the entire day. Including that fourteen to thirteen victory for the Padres on Sunday. The two teams combined for ninety two runs over the four-game series that broke the previous modern era record of eighty eight runs scored by the Phillies and dodgers over four games in nineteen twenty nine that according to the Elias sports bureau, the brewers beat the giants five to three with help from Christian yelich one, one pitch. And this is hit hard deep left center field racing. Back is Duggar. It's over his head, and it's off the wall Jamel going around thirty, he's going to score and Christian yelich gives the brewers a three to two lead here in the fourth, four from six twenty WTMJ. The reds blew out the Rangers eleven three taking control early. Jesse Winker at a hand in that Bree to again. Driven into right center field. That'll get the job done. Waco off as way to second base it in there with a two RBI double the reds have the lead. That from the reds television network. The Red Sox beat the Orioles, eight six and along the way Raphael Denver's hit a long home run in the top of the tenth now the motion given steals home in a swing and a high hydride is center field, that ball, his hit, well Wilkerson Beck for the wall and gone. Ruppi Denver's says untied this ballgame with a Homer to dead center. Four three Red Sox. Mario on Pemba on W E ninety three point seven FM that home run. If I remember correctly was measured four hundred and fifty four feet. We've talked a lot about just bell. And the fact that he's among the National League MVP candidates now he demonstrated again on Sunday. Why he's been so important to the pirates. Here's the pitch. Swing and a line drive to left field. And that gets down, and that's extra basis. Josh ballot. Just given the pirates the lead with an opposite field double that's RPI number sixty five to lead the major leagues. Pirates up by four the seven sports radio ninety three point seven the fan. The Indians beat the Tigers eight nothing behind Trevor Bauer look in recent weeks, Bowers, been slumping, maybe some questions among other teams about whether or not, this is going to his trade value, he probably reestablish some of that with what he did on Sunday, Bowers ready here it comes. Ballgame got up with a slider. And for the first time in his professional career Trevor Bauer what the complete game shutout and a masterpiece at that Jerry Franken the Indians manager spoke with reporters after the game about Bowers performance anytime you go out there and throw nine innings don't give up any runs you're doing doing loss thing, right? Early in the game you know, we piss around that leadoff triple, which at the time it was one game. And then from there, you just seem we got him some runs, and he really settled in and you can bet rival evaluators to be taken note of that performance the raise beat the angels, six to five Tommy fan helped out now. The to pitch swing drive. Let feel the deep Goodwin going back. Hobby Pam what his coma the year. It's a solo side with out zero the fifth and raise regain the lead day will six twenty WD. The cardinals edged the Mets for two three and I don't think any player as tortured in opponent, the way Paul D young has crushed the Mets this year. This is Paul the young score tied three all top the eighth frame one onto young as two home runs in the series. The wind inflections pitch swing and a high fly ball thebloodcenter fail back to the track. John Paul young gives the cardinals the lead four three in the eighth inning. Yeah. He's inherited the legacy of Chipper Jones, the way he's crushing the Mets these days and for the Mets, it seems like the right at a crossroads probably learn a lot in the next week to ten days about whether or not the Mets are going to be sellers before the trade deadline. The Braves are rolling. They had a great weekend against the Phillies on Sunday. They blew him out fifteen to one Josh Donaldson pitched in kunia Lincoln's to lead over at first base out my Hoskins Donaldson hits one div outdoors Ryan Jenner field is what back towards the law. This one is out of the ball. He found the sweet spot and kissed it goodbye. And the brain bond. Drawn is at it again. The Braves just keep on getting better and better and better that call from six eighty the fan. The day, the game of the day in Los Angeles Dodger Stadium. The dodgers and the cubs, and they've had a great series on Thursday and Friday, the dodgers won the cubs came back to win on Saturday. When Anthony Rizzo hit a late two run Homer, off kenley Jansen so on Sunday hundred reuse been arguably the best pitcher in baseball was amount on the mound for the dodgers. He was terrific, but he gave up a couple of honor and runs in the top of the sixth inning bottom of the sixth inning. This is what happened. Here's a swing and a high five all out towards centerfield out, Laura back track wall. Valley's will touch on Goldie with his twenty third shadows didn't bother of their we're tied up two and two. I was moved Shami the legend, on ESPN radio. It was still tied to all bottom of the eighth, any Russell Morton, hitting in the shadows. It Dodger Stadium men. He had some ugly. Looking swings barely failing the ball barely getting contact as his at bat continued against Steve seasick. This is what happened weights at the plate. See shack the to swinging ally base hit a left field and they're going to Santander. Here's a throw to the plate. Past the catcher diving? It safely is Taylor at it's three to Russell. Martin comes through after all, those uncomfortable swings RBI single to left and the dodgers taken three to lead while so kenley Jansen. Got the save on Friday night on Saturday. I mentioned Anthony Rizzo hit the home run off him to beat the dodgers and before the game on Sunday. Dave roberts. The dodgers manager told us he was going to give kenley Jansen another opportunity because kenley wanted to work through some of the issues that he had Janssen right away, runners got on base against them. This is what happened top of the ninth inning Janssen, reading the one on the way swing and a little tap, right side. Jhansi common home. Here's the throw the tag, the plane, I'll Bora gone down on a soft tack reverse base side of the Janssen gathered up. So at the strike to Russell by now Purdue go. Rookie centerfielder play a huge role in the ninth inning cubs. Heads second. Third two outs. Janssen kicks fires swinging wider centerfield author. Makes the catch the ball game. The dodgers is scape. Thanks to a couple of nights defensive plays including the game ender. Boop. Giambi ESPN radio, the legends to the dodgers take three out of four in that series today. We're going to hear from a hall of Famer we'd get cat talk. And of course, we got Tim courtship. Let's get to it seem heads. Rejoice noodle. Timmy, time is this great game or what with tin kurkin on baseball tonight and Tim cartoon covers baseball for USPS and Tim belated happy Father's Day to you? Well, thank you, and to you to stir. We had a great day at Bristol yesterday. When the kids get grown up and leave the house. It's not quite the same whether don't kidding around celebrated Father's Day. But it was still a really good day. Yeah. I'm starting to get a feel for that my nineteen year olds off, you know, in college freshman year being away from home. I absolutely hear you. Now you were very close with your dad, for sure. You know, I I over the weekend get a chance to talk with Dave Roberts about his father, and we were texting back and forth last week in advance is Sunday night baseball. And I asked him if he had some pictures, he could send me of his dad, and it was very interesting because he sent me made a mention in text about how he had spread some his dad's ashes just before game, one of the two thousand seventeen World Series at Dodger Stadium. And no, I when I saw him in person on Saturday, I followed up on that and he went on to tell me about how he'd had a long conversation with his his mother. After his father passed away. Wait a minute in the spring of two thousand seventeen and he was trying to think of ways to keep his father close to him. And so before game one two thousand seventeen one out to center field spread some his dad's ashes, and he also put some right near where he stands in the dodger dugout an and Tim, I, I, I was so touched by that story, and I had built Plaski of the LA times had made mention of it in a PC did in the spring of two thousand eighteen but, you know, how Davis and in Dave was, was so moving in telling that story. And I know you know him well I had you heard that story before. No. And that was a great column BUSTER. And I don't wanna be corvette is. But this whole father something especially really in baseball. I think more than the other sports just because of the connection you have with, with parents at such with your dad at such a young age. And that was really great. It was really revealing. And I believe we word of it that he, he takes his dad, you know, with him in into every game every night, given how close they were. So it was wonderful. I have all sorts of baseball stories about players and their dads, and I've written them all over the years because I, I like doing it because it really matters especially these baseball players. Right. Let's talk about the big trade over the weekend. N owned Karachi own goes from the Seattle Mariners to the Yankees from the perspective. They just looked at this is being a situation where they could get incur Nacional basically for nothing. Right. They took on a little bit of salary. The Mariners took on the bulk of the salary and they add a guy who leads the American League in home runs. And he joins a lineup where the guy who second the American League in home runs is already there, and Gary Sanchez and then in the days ahead, they're going to be getting back, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron judge in on the face of a Tim, I think no doubt this makes them a better regular season team in improve their chances to win the American League east got. But I gotta tell you, if I've been a Brian Cashman shoes, I would not have made this trade. I don't like how right handed ain't they increasingly become, I don't, like, the, the positional inflexibility that results from this gazette and chaos, you can only serve as a D H. He maybe could fill in at first base on an emerging. See, but he's, he's a D H at this point in his career and makes them a little bit slower. And of course, all the strikeouts Encarnacion and Stanton and judge last year combined for about five hundred and yes, they're going to my God, their games against the Orioles are going to be cover your is bad, and how they're going to beat up on a pitching staff like that. But what I look at, when I saw that trade was meant what about against Justin Verlander Garrett Cole in Charlie Morton, and Blake, snail in October, which is why I wouldn't have done it. What about you? Well, I would have done it for exactly the reason that you said, because you, you gave up purch- Lee nothing to do this, but the key phrase, you used BUSTER wise. This gives him a great regular season chance, the big difference is everything changes in October. And we saw last year the re the biggest reason that the Red Sox beat the Yankees last year is the Red Sox took. Tougher at that struck out fewer times put the ball in play more often. And that is still what the Yankees are going to have to battle with when October comes around is Stanton. What have stands in a bad spot? What even Aaron judge is in a bad spot, and you can pitch to those guys as great as they might be you look at that Astro lineup completely healthy and tell me which one would you rather have I take the Astro lineup just because there's a little bit more flexibility, lefty righty or guys who put it in play. I repeat I would have made this trade if I were the Yankees, get the division title helped me just blast everyone, but then there's going to have to be adjustment in October. Because you look at the teams that have won in the last few years, loyal Astros last year, the Red Sox. They were different to some degree than the other teams in the big leagues. They moved the ball around more. They put it in play more. They weren't. Not completely dependent on the Homer and some days of the mind that they're going at. Yeah. When I wrote out the lineup and what it would look like a actually reminded me a lot of the lineup that Incan Ascione was a part of in Toronto where you had this new group hitters who were prolific and they can do some serious damage when you're talking about at that time at Josh Donaldson Batista, an internal Sione Russell Martin. But then when they get into the big games, the fact that they were so right handed became a problem for them and other team unit other teams the lineup right hand relievers against him. And I have to believe as we move forward that for the other American League contenders. They'll be lining up on those right handers great sliders to beat this Yankee lineup. What do you think? Yeah. Yeah. And most of your other point was were equally of port is now you pretty much tied up to the with Edwin Encarnacion again, as baseball the last seven years, it's been as been really good. But I think you need to. The age for most teams and especially for the Yankees to give Gary Sanchez a day off from behind the plate. What is Stanton comes back, and he's not healthy enough to feel really comfortable in the outfield. Same with judge. I mean, they have all sorts of guys on that team that could use a day as D H, and you've already now got a slow moving primary age in England tonight C on. So I think there's a lot of stuff that air Boone, and that staff, and I have to look at to make sure everyone gets the chance to play. And everyone stays fresh without being trapped by everyday de age yet when Jean-Michel took control the Yankees when George Steinbrenner was suspended in nineteen ninety remember this. He wanted to focus on a on base percentage in be get back to having left handed hitting lineups because by that point, the had become more right handed Tim. I was saying about this lesson. I can't remember a Yankee lineup that right handed when you're talking about. DJ lemay. Hugh, and judge and Sanchez and Stanton. And Kurnaz Ian, g or shelhah and glacier Torres. You know, you're, you're the guys who are theoretically going to break up the string, right handed hitters or Aaron Hicks switch hitter, Didi gregorius, who's a left handed hitter. But there's not a lot of versatility in that group. Yeah. And bus your worries me a little bit 'cause they're not a little kid. I'm sure you let g did the same thing, which see this great line of this great team. First thing you would do as an eight year old is right down with their batting order, I'm going to be. And that's what I was doing yesterday with Encarnacion and just beaming like how great is this gonna be? And yet you have to look, way deeper than that righty lefty and how how teams now with all the information they have to approved the team that looks very similar from one to nine. All right. Let's look at the Mariners side of this is they continue to dump contracts or started last one or the Robinson canot and Tim their future payroll, obligations for the years ahead two thousand twenty sixty five million point five million dollars, and that doesn't include the three point seven five million. They're kicking in the back end of Robinson does contract year to year in two thousand twenty one their payroll vacations currently at forty one point five million Tim in two thousand twenty two the Mariners payroll allegations zero dollars. So I think we can safely say, at this point, the Mariners are going down the cubs Astros road of whether you want to call it rebuilding you wanna call a tanking. That's where they're headed. Well, they should be. Now. What this she, they're, they're happening? I locked up all the teams story out of teen in two and where they ended up and only two other teams have on below five hundred in a season in which they started thirteen and two or better, one of those teams, the, the eighty seven brewers fell under in July the other. The sixty six Indians fell under five hundred in September. The Mariners fell under five hundred on may. The tenth, we've never seen a freefall like this this early in the season in the history of baseball that some team starts out like that. And then falls this quickly. And at least the word is out now that they have to unload. And they have to start over this was the reminder that thirteen and two must have been some sort of a Mirage, and if I'm them I, I do the full rebuild now and get as many young kids in as you can, which means more trades ahead. Yeah. Kyle Seager you would assume. Wind up with another team. At some point if some contender, develops a series need at third base really interesting series over the weekend. I thought between the dodgers and the cubs I kind of the dodgers taking three at a four. They could've easily swept if Anthony Rizzo hadn't it that clutch, two run home run. Saturday, a couple of things jumped out to me. Tim, I got to see hunt Jin Ryu last night, pitch while to me right now when we talk about the best pitcher in the planet that's him the soft contact that he's generating is crazy. You know we we prepared all the stuff the numbers for him going into this game were unbelievable with runners in scoring position before last night. Opponents to for fifty four with one walk with runners going position in two outs over twenty six with no walks and is the game played out last night. It was like the cubs hitters. They could not get decent swings against them. Anything they hit it seemed like it was a fly. Blair's the bloopers ground ball. No one was hitting the ball hard against him. And you know based on my conversation with review on Saturday with awesome Barnes, who one of their catchers, you know, they talked about how this is someone who has complete command of four different pitches. And he executes them as awesome Barnes said, so perfectly that whenever he misses its away. It's off the plate. He never misses over the plate. And I think we saw that last night. Right. Plus your numbers are staggering. He has been the best pitcher in baseball this season. He has the lowest Sierra in baseball from two thousand eighteen in nineteen combined. When you're throwing thirty eight percent changeups, and you're in an era, where hitters are seeking hunting. Fastballs. They're swinging on oh this wing, and on pre oh, just in case they can get a fastball to hit because they see. So few of them comparatively to a few years ago, then you got a guy who's not. Only spot. That's fastball. But he's not throw often. He is the classic keeping everyone off balance. And never, forget the first bullpen he threw when he joined the dodgers, Rick Honeycutt I've known forever when I covered the Rangers of the eighties kind of just goes, wow. Does he know out of pitch? This is awesome bullpen. He watched them throw in the bullpen and was dazzled by his understanding of pitching that was. And now he understands that even better, he sharpened his stuff. He's finally healthy. And man, he is breathtaking to watch on a level where not overpowering, but even more impressive. How he gets people out this season. And he's part of a great rotation. They have a tremendous lineup. They have tremendous defensive efficiency staff seems excellent at defensive positioning. But I think what we saw with kenley Jansen over the weekend. Tim confirms the dodgers need some bullpen help and really important bullpen helped at least two pieces they need not only I think a left hander a guy like Brad hand, would make a lot of sense Sean Doolittle fleet Vasquez. We talked about last week, but they also need a right hander Tim after watching kenley Jansen with his stuff flattened out that Rizzo hits basically a cookie to old fastball. And then he struggled again last night to get through that ninth inning. I think they gotta get somebody who has. Experienced closing games in case kenley Jansen needs help. What do you think I agree with? You know, aren't Cory Seager cups back? If we'll be the only issue is how do we get people out late in the game? Which is still a big issue. Janson is just not the same pitcher was four years ago with that color that you just sit just dart across the strike zone and Anthony Rizzo took a step, you know he stands right on top of the plate. He backed off the plate in that at bat for the two run home for it said, you know, I'm not gonna let him get the now to the catcher. The buyer gets off the play here and see how this works. It's the ball in course is home run to ultimately win that game. But you could make one jesmyn like that, and see it so much better against can't give that consi- that the dodgers have to do something. I think they will do something. And you mentioned the too perfect candidate hand to do little and we'll find out after this week, whether do little is going to be available because. The nationals got the Phillies and then the Braves we're gonna have a whole lot more about their future. And with the way, the Indians, are even though they played very well lately, if they're in the habit of saving money. They have to boot Brad hand, and he could help an awful lot of people. Yeah. And the cubs will be getting Craig kimbrel back soon. He's going to make his first appearance for triple a Iowa on Tuesday nights, Dallas, kaikal will likely make his first start for the Braves against the nationals on Friday, Tim at a time when it looks like the Braves are ready to take off and run away from that division. Yeah. Car to an opponent of the brave the other day, he called them disgusting, and he meant it. It's disgusting that any team is that young and that talented and we see it all the time with a Kuni junior now often Ryan and others as the Albee's has been really good. But the way that, that they have really connected with some older guys Josh down to the great lately. Brian McCann critical guy in the clubhouse and got a big hit the other day on to FREDDY Freeman and bam Kimball. I really like what really down. I think they've already separated themselves that. Vision, I thought would be a fourteen race now doubt, raise and I think the clear team to beat now is braids with what they doubt in the last couple of weeks, your non Alvarez four homers in his first five games in the big leagues sit. At time when the Astros are without Jose altuve, and Carlos gray and George Springer week we lauded the Anki so much for surviving injuries to key guys early in the year. It I mean, the Astros certainly have earned that in your Alvarez looks like a guy who's going to be around for a long time. I talked with evaluate over the weekend who compared his swing to that of cliff Floyd. Remember the big left handed hitter, who has easy power and he said an impact right away. What have you seen him while quick that they create comparison for those that don't remember cliff Floyd that six five two thirty quick bad with the sound when it's the ball that too many other places? And that's what this kid got. I saw him in spring training. And I say this a lot, but he's huge he's gigantic, and he's so strong at that, that little that lineup with all, you know, the quality hitters they have there that could be spite their great pitching net could be the strength of their team when they get to October is what do you do with that lineup? Especially if this kid is now in the middle of it as a severe power threat. All right. Tim. Well enjoy ain't. No. You get a few days off. You get to be at home. Enjoy yourself there, I'm assuming gonna find a basketball court someplace, yes. Well, I will attempt at hardly call it off BUSTER Bill of writing a story. I'll tell you about the that is really caused the problem. All. Well, though, everything is good. And I'll see just get away from baggage claim for once. Thanks to the great thing about facts. They're proven like the fact that crude oil contains impurities or their base oil made from natural gas is ninety nine point five percent free of impurities in the fact that Pennzoil is the first and setting motor oil made from natural gas. Not crude oil. It gives you unbeatable engine protection. The proof is in the Pennzoil based on sequence for where test using e five W thirty available at pep boys. Martinez was elected into the hall of fame in January. He'll be inducted in July no of the weekend. He talked with Kevin winter about his life in baseball, Edgar Carmelo Martinez. A former player for the cubs who's the current manager for the on a league cubs, heat your cousin, how much of an impact did he have on your career? He has his impact was was big growing up, obviously with, with late together. And he's fine. Professional baseball before I did. And. You know, always you had love for the game. But when I was for the contract to sign as a professional baseball player. I thought the, the amount of money, I was get in wasn't enough for me to chance, seems I was going to school war again and also playing in the weekends I was doing well in Puerto Rico, but he he becomes convinced me that I should take a chance. And you know after we argue for a while, and I decided. Okay. I think I can I can think of chance the money, my the way back then not kind of what it is today to get started in your career. Now, is it? I know that's what I was offered was four thousand dollars. And, you know, like I said, I was going to college, I was war again. I had no car, you know. You know, everything was pretty comfortable for me when nog responsibilities. Right. And I, I thought it was a little bit of gamble at the time. But he you know, he, he knew he knew he said you, can you can make it you, you know, just take a chance. So you take that chance you're getting the four grand that you got to start. But it's still five years before you can make it to the bigs and make your major league debut how tough was that grind just to get to the big leagues. You know what's it was hard? But at the same time to me, it was like a journey in newest experience. I think I embrace that challenge. And I wasn't thinking so much about. Okay. I need to make it to the bigly Saudi field that brazier where I think some. Sometimes I see it in some players today that they have to. I felt like I was doing what I love. I enjoy every minute plane in the mind leaks, it was fun. And I think in part because I didn't feel that Frazier actually held me their form and in finding make it to the big leagues. See, you get to the big leagues you then become a designated cater events with someone like me, who grew up watching you. And as you your career went along, we know you as a designated hitter. Was it difficult to convince you to get out of the infield and take on that role as a D H? Yes, the began in when Luthor me about it. I, I wasn't ready for that. I wasn't expecting it. And since I was a kid. I always play on the field. I thought that I would go defensive players and I thought that was I mean anything goes wrong. Then I'm you know I could be out of the game. So I it was physical choice to me, but it worked out. I thought that the, the time when Luther homey, we have good good team. We have my flowers, good place, our base. And, and if I if they understand which was what Lou told me about, I need you to stay in the lineup and I thought that he was right. It was the right show. When you start making minute. Yes, it was the right choice and it's ironic because everyone remembers you as a D H, which means obviously, you're kidding. How much do you think your career change with the perception of the designated hitter? Let's see if I can. So that, you know, I think what it helps. I remember in nineteen ninety five was the was basically my first year as a full time the age. I had the best year. Yeah. Yeah. I know in nineteen ninety two I wanted to budding title has been good year, but ninety five was my best year anyone after the age. So after that, pretty much it was dispense was a me your, the and I couldn't complain I can complain. I mean I had my best here. I you know, stay healthy the whole year and you know, it's or Dame went into the play-off I didn't opted out is is. You know, I was Joseph stamps out to the age. Yeah. That's that's who you were after that season, and it's funny, it's funny you bring it up because I have right here, the play in one thousand nine hundred five. Here's. The way to the crew. Wait will be light. Body of lake tap set. Leave. It just continues. By clean. Whip down the left field. Why they are going crazy cake. No. The late Dave Niehaus Ed with the Cohen Mariners radio network. You still get goosebumps here in that. Yes. So ways you know it's great to hear you helps going play. And I mean, it's, it's Josie was probably the greatest moment is like a rear. So it's always exciting to listen to it. Did you ever think that junior had a chance to score on that play? Did you think he could? You know, I knew junior could junior very unique player. He's instinct were of the charge, and if almost like junior Kinan debate play like any none. Many player could do that. He has great instinct, and if somebody could have score it was junior. So I, I knew once the bowl wins into lithium foreigner that Jenner had a chance and he took a job. I think my thought is I think he has debated. He will say look to read the bad before make on to play the play. Did you at the time? Edgar realize just how important that hit was to the Seattle Mariners franchise. No time. I didn't even know. I mean we had a great team ninety five. This is the beginning of grade run for the organization and from here, I, I felt like we had deemed that we could have been in the play off, you know, or have a chance for years to come. And I thought that was the beginning of the gray. Ron, and I specked it I we're going to be in World Series but he's soon. So, but I didn't I mean that that the way that double became a big big far of them are in there. So we're going to say no, it certainly did. And it became one of the most memorable moments of my childhood, and you're right. Many of us who watch baseball follow baseball. We thought there would be more of those to come in bigger and better things. There never was but one. One moment, Edgar voice when Ken Griffey junior and his dad wound up playing together. What was that like for you sitting back and watching it being a part of it? Yeah, it was some as in, you know watching them interact during practice or in the game. And I mean, even more incredible was I don't think we'll ever happen again. It is when they win back to back home. Bronx outta high. Yup. And not only that, but he was like a similar homerun. They win. They both went list center feel it's almost identical on run. So it's it was incredible. I mean, almost impossible to locate that so it wasn't as in time for junior and his dad and for all of us that watch it. And whether. And growing mention you're headed to the hall of fame, and you're a member of the class of twenty nineteen in that class with you is the first unanimous player ever, and that would be Mariano Rivera. That's a guy you hit almost six hundred against Edgar how did you hit him and have that much success? When no one else in baseball really did. You know what sells like that. I never felt comfortable hit him. I guess Mariano and I remember thinking, don't dry to do much. You know, you throw hard in the mo- move away from you just tried to make solid conduct, and don't try to pull and the way that approach. I mean I didn't it wasn't like I hit a lot of home runs against him. But I will say well to make contact and against him because he you know, he was fearless. He knew is got her. What's his bitch, and anything China away from throwing that he threw it? I don't know probably it was like ninety percent of the time. Oh, yeah. So I knew what was coming is just trying to control myself and trying to demolish it really healthy. Good know how to formats against the knowing what's coming at gar, and then still being able to do it, especially when it was that guy throwing it. I it's it's what made the L separated. You from a lot of other people did your teammates ever ask for advice. Oh, did you ever give advice to your teammates on how to hit it? And if you tried do they ever say getaway dude? I'm trying to hit the ball. You know, they know what was going on. Guys. It's right there. You can hit it. They know what's coming. It's just, you know, he Moreno, what's amazing. He knew what to do and, you know against hitters and he's at their imagination, and he's. Fearless. It really makes him was yesterday. Does unanimous hall of Famer the first one ever? You got your speech ready. How's it coming along? It's dawn. It's finished. Yeah. I, I think it's probably mine are wakes and yeah, you'll have to practice and be ready for it and great stuff. Appreciate into congratulations on the hall of fame induction. Thank you. Thank you. Z team executive weekly a uniform and logo. Quiz, graphic artist who's worked me, Santa ballfields, all across America all around the world or at his website, tied Radim dot com and Todd as we were getting ready to an kicking around ideas for cap talk this. We just sent an Email copied you and I and in this he writes in this century of seeing the Astros, twins Blue Jays Orioles and brewers kind of go back to the throwback logos. And our caps on either a permanent or semi permanent basis, which major league baseball team would be best served to go back to the future permanently by recycling an old logo to once again make their primary look make it their primary look first off taught. Why do you think that this has happened? You seen sort of these throwback caps come in, in style. In baseball will BUSTER. I think it's happened across the spectrum in professional sports. You've seen it really in this millennium. Take place in the NBA. Think about the Golden State Warriors, who lost in the NBA finals the other night, the Philadelphia seventy Sixers went retro you could go. But go to hockey go to some teams in the fell. This has been a trend and I've got a couple of theories, but I'm gonna put it right out there in very unsettled times. I think people are looking for comfort food, mashed potatoes with a big dollop of gravy on top, especially in the post nine eleven world and this cut to the heart of what we're looking for in sports. We want something familiar and unchallenging at times. And sometimes it just makes sense. Yes. So we know Todd's the expert and we're not Josh. What does that does that all sound make sense does? I mean I hadn't thought of it that way, and in that context, but it definitely does make sense when you see uniforms and logos from your youth from your childhood that, that sense of nostalgia is real. And it does make you feel comfortable. There's no question about it. So yeah Todd for you. What, what teams might it be candidates to, to do this? Well, it's very interesting because after we went back and forth via Email. I literally pulled up a page of every major league club and I'm going to go down the line, and I'm going to omit some, but there aren't a whole lot left is all I'm gonna say, no teams like the Red Sox, the White Sox. The Indians who are wearing a see that they I wore in the nineteen twenties. Right. The Tigers aren't going retro because they look the same substantially as they have since Cobb wore the, the old English d go down the line, though, the royals have never changed the angels. Already went retro around the turn of the century. My hand goes up on this. The twins went there. I'm going to go down the line. Just rapid fire Yankees as the Mariners gonna go back to Josh's pitchfork. I have no idea. The raise could go with their fish. We haven't even gotten to the National League. So somebody else takeover. Yeah. I mean, I think when, when I propose this I assumed that I was going to get a hard time coming my way from both of you guys saying, oh, Josh, you want the, the upside down Trident permanently for the Mariners. Don't you don't you? I, I actually don't I think it works as kind of take that thing out of the closet, maybe once or twice a year. If there were a team to go back permanently to a throwback look laugh at me all you want, but I'd say it should be the Marlins go back to the F with the fish kind of circling around at jumping around it. I think that's a look that befits them best and get rid of the stupid nightclub. Look, I think the Marlins should go back to their original look permanently. Yeah. They're my right, not Florida. I'm sorry. Yeah. Say it again. I like Miami's current had. But I would say this and Todd CB back me up on this. If in fact, at some point, there's an expansion team goes to Montreal or some franchise moves much real. They gotta bring back the old logo. Yes, I'm very conflicted about this BUSTER. I've thought about this. I really have. And on the one hand, I say, you know, let the memories of why in the in the in the, you know, the great cemetery of baseball logos names. You know, just like you know, the, the nationals were never going to be the senators. They may look like them because of the w and not a lot of people remember them after all these years, but sometimes history, I, I am always be wilder when I think about the, the conundrum in Charlotte, in the NBA, right all Hornets, the Bob cats, the Charlotte's that, that the, the back to the Hornets, who are they, there's no straight line. I think about the Cleveland Browns on the ravens and all of that tortured history. And maybe we just need something. No, a new logo for the Expos to me would remind me of when the Yankees, brought in mascot dandy. And you'll remember that, right? Todd. You realize come on get out of here. Bring the bringing the let's go. Let's stay real. Maybe you don't call them the Expos, call them the Canadian so the UPS or something, absolutely. Your, your NBA discussion Todd reminded me of time. I almost made my wife's head explode because I was trying to explain to her that the Hornets are actually the Bob cats and the pelicans are the Hornets and the jazz are in Utah, but the jazz used to be in New Orleans. But the they were never the pelicans or the Hornets, although the Hornets did spend some time in Oklahoma City punctuate, you could punctuate that sentenced. You wave and say, but you know what the Browns of the Browns, the Browns the ravens though? I'm picturing Justice league when the giant whiteboard equation. It's a sign Stein. Like with these family trees that go nowhere. Yes, yes. Oh man. Okay. Well now with early confused. Those are right conditions for this week's logo quiz uniform quiz. What he got forced taught? We're going to go to a general question here. Philadelphia was recently revealed to be the site of the twenty twenty six all-star game. Here's this week's question. Philly's most recent all star game played in nineteen Ninety-six was notable for this fact. Is it a it was the last all star game for Ozzie Smith? Was it be? It was the last all star game you played on artificial turf. See neither team allowed a walk or d all of the above last AS g in Philly ninety six last all star game for Ozzy last all-star game to be played on artificial turf. Neither team allowed a walk all of the above. Wow. Boy, oh boy. Golly, I'm gonna go d-. What do you got Josh? So Todd just for clarification when you say artificial turf. Are you speaking exclusively of astroturf or any artificial surface? Astro. Then the answer is deal the above your both right? Yeah. Yes. Yeah. I'm starting to get on that roll like, you know, kind of like the seventy eight Yankees is they came back to run down your Red Sox. Todd that season they started get on a roll, and that's Ryan at this point. I got a winning streak. Building up just starting to get nervous BUSTER. Are you forgetting the fact that I got this one, right? As well. Short memory loss, sign speaking of nineteen Seventy-eight, a little short term memory loss going on for you. Yeah. Okay. Busters too busy booking. Here's a Celtic Philadelphia for the twenty twenty six of course down now. Did dynasty. If you go to is there something beyond the word dynasty. If you go to four straight years from winning the title took the Roman empire. Yeah, there we go employer. Todd thing for doing this. All right. Guess your tweets. Baggage claim Mondays also mean Bleacher tweets on the run BUSTER. So let's get to it. We got David Cooper up, I at D underscore, coops underscore seven says, hey BUSTER, with the Rockies blowing a couple of big leads against the Padres over the weekend. Do you think they could make a major move to fill that hole in their bullpen to compete for the wild card not a major move? I don't I don't think that they would spend resources that far behind the dodgers, when he talked to front office people, they say, yeah. If they feel like they can win division. They'll make a big aggressive moves. But not just for a while card spot. Jake Tilley is at Jake Tilly, fifteen says BUSTER, I've heard a lot of talk about Brad hand being available at the deadline, but the Indians are only a game and a half out of the second wildcard. Do you think the Indians as sellers talk is just a bit premature? No. And for the tag reason stated, I think front offices. Just do not place, a huge value on wild card and you know. Yeah second wildcard. I think is I mean, you hope that, that's the way that it would work out, but their chances of winning the division this point four percents. And so they are going to market Trevor Bauer and hand as we move forward. All right. We got this one, an interesting one from Matt van pelt at Matt van pelt, he says the blues just won the Stanley Cup, the raptors just won the NBA title, of course, going back to March and early April Virginia Cavaliers won the NCWA men's basketball title, all bit of a surprise who's your pick for a surprising World Series champion in twenty nineteen. Now, Josh back me up on this. I think I've made some stupid fixing the past. Okay. Yeah. Okay. It's it's established as fact that I made pretty stupid, fixing the past. I'm feeling very, very good about picking the Braves to make it to the World Series, this year to play the Houston Astros in, if the Atlanta Braves won the world, sued, your it wouldn't shock me because the way they can just keep getting better and better. What about you that certainly would fit Matt's question of being surprising pick, I think mine would be more surprising considering how we started the season. And I'm actually more confident in my pick than I am in your of the Braves. It's the Minnesota Twins. Nobody is stopping the Minnesota Twins this year and Rena bananas going to lead the parade. That would be my surprising World Series. Pick. Finally, Brian Caprio at Dino, caprine, a loved his question. He says, if you were to hit a redo button on any players career past or present that was barred by injuries or marred by injuries or didn't pan out like it was supposed to who would you choose. Man. There's so many Tony phonetically air force hit by in the eye by pitch when he's playing the red Sox's young player. You wonder about Dickie Thon. Herb score hit by a line drive on. He was with the Cleveland Indians. He was already one of the best pitchers in baseball when that happened. But I've always wondered about Mickey Mantle, and what how different he would have been if he hadn't slept on that, that sprinkler, head during the World Series when he was trying to get out of the way of Joe DiMaggio and a fly ball and basically wrecked his knee. Because all you ever heard every everything you read that making man old before, that injury Kurd was unbelievably fast where he was, timed at, and I Don, I don't necessarily believe the numbers, but apparently at one point he was time running your first base, like three point six seconds of not only was he powerful, but he was incredibly fast. And after that, he played with that heavy limp. And I've always wondered in a how amazing he would have been if not. For that. And I'll give me another one, too and this isn't in the same realm, but Ted Williams, essentially losing five seater during the course of his major league career to military service, and he made it very clear that was the most important thing he felt like he didn't it's life. But you do wonder where his numbers would have wound up if not for the time in mill in the military, no question about it, and not just five years. Five prime years, right there when he probably would have put out the best numbers of career. Absolutely. Thanks for those questions, keeping coming BUSTER. I think I just heard you pass a cinnabon. Please stop by and, and get me one of those an awful everybody when you're done in BUSTER hops on the plane. Make sure you go check out today's fantasy focus baseball podcast. Eric and tristen discussed the immediate production of your Don Alvarez and lay out their rest of season, expectations on some surprisingly productive pitchers to go. Check that out BUSTER, and you fly safe. Yeah. Today was really interesting because I find a nice really quiet. Would come and find me and then they start to look at you weird. Like why is this person talking about baseball to him? So, but anyway, they got they learned a lot about Edwin Encarnacion today. Why more makes sense? That's right. Exactly, what might thanks today to Edgar Martinez to Kevin winner. Also to Josh macrey, and Detroit Farkas back in Bristol. And who else am I giving Chin-yen Tim? I'd never forget him can't forget. Let's go have a great day everybody. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball till 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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You'd pushing all the right buttons as we wind things down tristen this is it and it's the final we did it. Hi. We are here that in a while we gotta we gotta we gotta fill this last week. It's the critical league winning week for most are over. You can always sing that song once a year though, but you sing and so well, we, she's cute. She's cute. I'm sure that the dozens of people listening to the show agree that they love when you sing. I do. I think it's one of the highlights of the show are any other shows, and I know that Anthony do a lot of podcasts here it is. Are there other shows in which one of the hosts, the talent actually sings on the air? No other podcast, other than the fantasy focus. Baseball has the dulcet tones of each and that my friends recall an exclusive. Okay. Well, as exclusively move onto the buzz now. Partner. Let's let's prepare people that still have something to play for for the final week of the season, your forecast or was expertly done for all one of the twenty six twenty seven weeks. This season, I lost count and. Twenty weeks wasn't by the way. It was twenty five, but two of them were the extended weeks, the first week, and then the all-star break week they go. So give us some hitters that maybe fantasy managers are thinking about for this final week, this season keeping in mind, of course that the American League races are pretty much over the National League. There's going to be one on happy team among the other teams that aren't already Phillies needed to sweep the Braise. They got swept nice work villas, but keeping in mind who is actually playing for something and who we can pick up. Yep. So as far as the racist to give the quick synopsis on this and the American League, the only things that really matter are Ken the as catch up in the American League wildcard or the west race, but I think the pretty much locked down, so there's not a lot of motivation. It's mostly coming from the National League and the point I made in the forecast or was I want them motivated teams? I know I'm going to get a full slate from all those teams and they're not going to change plans, which means teams like the Rockies playing at home all week at chorus field. Great opportunity here and David doll a player. Who, because they're playing a lot of right handed pitching they're facing some of those National League east opponents that are very right handed. David doll is a good player to pick up because the Rockies are using them almost exclusive against right handed starting pitchers. The cardinals who I've noted actually don't have a good schedule at all. The cardinals have the toughest path to the playoffs if they get their kudos to them and the brewers within that same division or the three teams most motivated. In this case, I did go to a couple of teams here and that the Phillies I know eliminated from contention. They still do have a very good favorable schedule here because they play some of the games cores that play a Braves team that really is just interested in seeding or aligning a rotation. So Roman Quinn's and interesting pickup from that team, the twins and eliminated team have a very good schedule of notice that they are playing most of the regulars no-name guys. A fair amount actually picked up Jake cable the office league because I needed a guy who's gonna play every day. I think core hip Longo of seen him out there and a lot of leagues worthwhile pickup and to throw you one last good hitter. For the week. I liked that the Padres again face a lot of lefty pitchers which means from meal race should help you in the final week. You know, what's amazing to me. Like I remember seeing Jay cave. We saw him play in the minor leagues, didn't we? We did and and he didn't have a liquor power. I, I remember looking watching him well, he ended up hitting for power last season, but we saw a couple years ago. I guess it was a Trenton. I was like, it's a nice, nice. Little player can steal base, but you know, how are you going to translate? The major leagues is look at all the home runs. Twelve home runs in the major leagues for the twins season. Slugging four sixty seven. Now he's not taking any walks in really have played this one of the minors. It just amazing. Like when you look at players in the minor leagues, how they translate, they almost all hit for more power in the majors because of the different baseball. Jake cave. Yeah. Trying to think of why I had Daniel poker in the same league that you had a cave could just need power to hold on for third place. Yeah. And that's the thing I mean most most lineups in this case are going to be contextual. It's going to be what categories do you need to chase? So the office league, I mentioned there for me. I need RBI. That's the only place I can move. I need saves. I've got to try and catch you and save. So I'm going very heavy on closers so it doesn't necessarily come down to who's the best player. It doesn't come down to who's on the best team and has the best matchups. Those teams might not be playing their regular person. Ask a question about the Indians and Edwin Encarnacion. Should I play him this week? I mean, the Indians have nothing to play for this week. There's no motivation. Out of tie butchery in I league to hold you off and saves if you need some players that are hitters here that are available. Daniel palca I mean, thirty home runs this season. Oh, got to modesty still Vale when a lot of leagues Williams ask the DO of the twins, you know your Luke void. I don't know how they can sit him at all the play offs lefty or righty pitcher. I mean a great power hitting for and do that with the cardinals, but doing it now, Joey laying the moving in there and bird. I think Bert at one at that in the past week, and by the way, don't don't be afraid to drop players who you might have drafted in the third round or whatever, or that helped you all you like David warriors has done. He's not going to play this week. He might not play in the playoffs either. So drop Didi gregorius Carlos Correa and Kris Bryant, you realize career hitting one seventy four since the all-star break and one ninety five in home games. Oh, you know why? The Astros playing this week obviously has a back injuries admitted that manager has Kris Bryant with the shoulder. Clearly not healthy, but they do need him so they can at least win the division. I didn't drop guys like that. If they're not going to help you, you're not gonna. Use them cut the right. That's the key. And as a matter of fact, in all my leagues where I was making these moves for the final week, it really doesn't matter whether you keep a guy who got you to this point if you're not gonna play him in the final week and it's a weekly lock, you don't need them. You can cut him. It's not a problem. Nobody can pick them up and use them against you because the season's over. By the way, Brian, I I'm thinking about I almost cut them based on only the timing of when our fabric which was five, five eastern on Sunday. I kept him just because I can wait until seven o'clock for the games on Monday night, but if I needed him today, if I could make a move. Yeah, he'd be on my cut list. All right. We'll get to the pictures a little bit later on as we normally do. Let's move it along. Now anything from this past week that we weekend, that we should discuss them looking at the player raider for the past week. And you know, it's hard to tell with some of these guys. I mean, obviously we've been talking about Montessori and with Maryville quite a bit. Townie fan has been terrific with the raise. I don't know why wasn't what the cardinals buddy. He is now Luke voi- with all this power, you know he wasn't doing it as a car, no, but Kyle Hendricks kind of turned his season around anything. Any like thing that you noticed over the weekend that you'd like to discuss? Not a lot stood at their other than we were saying a minute ago, just the way that the playoff races are pulling down. So it's really a question of do we want to talk about guys for next? I mean, everybody's going to talk about Blake, snail and the quest for the Cy Young. I mean, that's an exciting story, but it doesn't have a lot of relevance fantasy because he gets potentially one more this year because he gets one more start. They could always shut them down. Keep him on a pitch count, which is going to be calm. In the weekend. I mean, you know, we've mentioned before, is he a top ten starter for next season, but mostly I'm thinking about the minor things. I mean. Pitchers being shut down. I'm looking at the pirates getting eliminated. Joe Musco got shut down for the year. I have Jamison tone ton of shares, is he going to lose that final start over the weekend? I, I think that's kind of like the big big push for me. This finally. I think it's fair in my in my history of playing not a whole lot happens to change the standings in the final week. That's not to say it never was not true. We've talked about the close races, you and I, but that wasn't a result of like a major shift in the final week. I wasn't up five points on you and that you know, when who is it a hit the home run, you know, like Jimmy Rollins at the three run home on the final day, it wasn't. It wasn't like, oh, I had this one and then I didn't. Okay. I mean, I noticed that like if you're behind by a couple of points in the final, we get see that it's really hard to make it up rechose. A lot of these hitters and pitchers don't perform, you know, half as much as they would in normal week. So yes, it less you're on the other side. There is the scenario by which you might have a somewhat handy lead coming in. And if you're the one who has players who aren't playing or hurt or struggling lately, you could be in trouble. But I agree with you not a lot changes. Otherwise, it's more than one person's lucky enough to get guys who are motivated and playing in the other does not. So. So in the past couple of in past week or so, I named my MVP's like I do every year in my blog entries Blake's now what a seas. I mean, that's that's an amazing season especially from where he came from and the piece for the last couple of seasons that I need in blogs. They were all hitters. I named my hitter today and you know he's an MVP candidate in real life as well. But for the last three years, the MVP is I thought based on acquisition costs on draft day. We're witnessing field Jonathan VR for that amazing two thousand sixteen and Asia policy, or before I think this year it's got a Blake snow. Barely drafted and league's twenty second twenty third round. I mean, I name the hitter on the blog entrance today, but what a year for Blake's now just fantastic and you know what we learned from that. I don't know what you can learn from that or the guy who I named as the MVP hitter. I mean, like some guys, give me a name or two that you would say could make that next step up already a top hundred player. Okay. Like yelich she's made that next step up like have your by, is it made the next step up would never feel for all people? Anybody else you can think of that just jumps to your mind that you say, wow, you know what? It wouldn't surprise me if that guy's a top ten fantasy option next year, I hate to put you on the spot, but no, that's okay. I'm trying to. I'm trying to think of somebody that's they're not like a top twenty player on the radio right now. Okay. It's a hit or it's got to be hitter. It's always a hitter. Like Benintendi was my guy this year, and he ended up coming a little bit short of that because he didn't do a whole lot in the second half of the season. But like Soir is the reds if he's these healthy, that's a guy who could afford a home run. Ones that guy could be a top twenty player next year. I you a Suarez. Okay. Janos. I actually think Suarez Morris, the sneaky, reliable kind of guy. I don't know that there's a lot more growth there. I think it's that people just aren't paying attention to him. So from that aspect, I think he'll be potentially undervalue just because nobody gives them appreciates him for exactly who he is on the hitting side bregman already there for labor would've mentioned who glacier tours, gleyber Torres really are. He's already there though. Probably there was there was another. Oh, jeez. I'm trying to think of it is I think it was shortstop, Matt Shabalin. I can see making that step up. I feel like a little bit like Strasbourg, one of these years, it's going to. He's gonna say healthy, put it all together and put a monster numbers. I don't know when you can do that. You're gonna laugh. Ahmed Resor you then resort has the potential here. Like we've been talking about modesty of the royals. Well, seems like resort. It was pretty similar, but with a higher batting average floor NC like Rosario could end up hitting sixteen home runs stealing forty, five bases, kind of what we think modesty can do. When you, sorry over modesty, yet resort, to be honest, I kind of since we talked about Monte feel a little bit better about resort does overall skills from a long-term perspective. So that one is at least as interesting to me, and I don't think I even ranked him as high, but I like that that that nomination they're taking a quick look through through my other ones. I'm trying to find who that militia there was. It's gonna drive me up the wall besides glacier tours, I had was a shortstop. Let's get that shortstop for, you know, I have no idea who it is. All right. No, I could've sworn that I had an infielder void ranked pretty generously and I'm going through it and I'm not finding who it is. Nick custody still got got a pretty good rating their, nobody's going to draft Tigers next year. I don't know why I got down on his fine. I can't even tiger I wanna draft, but so shortstop, let's victory. Try to figure this out. Young shortstop see like it was one who when I ran the, I did a very rough projection. It was more based on the three year average is for players and he, he graded very well based on this. No, I don't think it was you figure it out? It might actually might have been resolved. Yeah. And looking at looking at the ranks the way I have them right now, it was resort, and I do Evers REO ahead of modesty. All right. So Tristan's rankings are already posted. He is so so strong at ranking players and so eager to get a head for next year. I'm looking at your top ten year now. They're free. You can all check them out. They're not like mine and I don't see any surprises here, to be honest with you. I mean, I guess I'll to they still your top ten, mild surprise, Chris sale over max Scherzer. Why did you do that age? Five years younger. Is that why? I guess I don't know. Yeah, and I asked myself that several times as I was putting together the final draft, I could really go in either direction air. That's just there's something. The sale is just better for me for strike outs than anybody else out there in the game. He's magical in that one category. And if I'm going to have to choose between very, very closely ranked top guys, I'm gonna take that. Okay. I guess that's fair. Doesn't I mean sale does well, sure there has more strikeouts but sale. Mr. starts, but like on a per game basis assures her better than sale for strikeouts or no two different to six starts its volume strikeouts. It was like to me, I think sale is a better bet for three hundred strikeouts if the two of them are given an equal workload next season, I would take sale getting their first and that's, that's all it came down to it to me. You know, I'm going to mix and match every pitcher. I really don't care about miss time. If a guy throws twenty five starts and gives me elite numbers. Every one of those starts. I'm gonna take the guy by the way I figured out who it was. I was looking at the the rest of the year previous file. The player was Blad Guerrero. Well, we all like him. He's my top hundred for next year. I think he should be, and I think you know, people are gonna overrate the fact that the blue public keep him on farm for another two weeks wants to season starts, but it's like what happened to Kris Bryant a couple of years ago, a missed the first couple of weeks. And then he still had a great season Flagler era ninety. I think that's fair. I mean, I'm going through your list here. Other thoughts just jump out to me. Okay. And I, I'm not picking on you. I mean, did rankings. I did. I liked it discussion. Let's let's let's get to Turner outside your top ten. Whereas this year he wasn't any reason for that and you concern? No, not so much that other than I feel really good about this young in their prime core up in the top, I'd say, fifteen overall players or so. And I would say from about four until about sixteen in those rankings, it was razor thin. The margins between them at least initially, I'm going to do the deep research on each of these players. So I feel firm money to those. And of course we'll see where guys like Manny Machado. Land, but it was close between them. Aaron judge of thirteen and his teammate Giancarlo Stanton at twenty eight. Why? The big difference. That's a good question. I mean, a lot of that was just came down to projections, and I, I guess, for for the most part, I worry a little bit more about Stanton's durability over year than I do about judges. I know Stanton showed a little bit better in that regard. This year, I feel like judges. I don't know. I I don't feel right saying this to me watching him. I feel like his his raw contact. The quality of the contact is greater and it fuels the batting average. But again, I I don't know. I feel awkward saying that it's a, it's a good question. I'm just going through these, whatever. I see. That's interesting to me top ten picks from this year, Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa. They fought the thirty and thirty three. Are you concerned about their health long term. Not really. No. I'm a little bit more concerned about Korea meeting the initially, and this is early in his career. The initially projected ceiling Brian has shown us an ability to be an MVP candidate Correa. I think he's shown hints of it. I don't think that he's shown us enough of a large sample of doing that. And I mean, there's still both ranked fourth round picks in standard ESPN context. So maybe I'm, I feel like if you're asking me between the two, I think I've over ranked Korea. You're closer kenley Jansen the first closer off the board number fifty. Two Edwin has and Kimber on the same round. Is that too generous for closers, especially when Kimber could move on and Janssen we know is having off season like heart surgery of some sort. Right, right. And Janssen's still at an amazing year considering how many obstacles he had this year, the hurdles that he cleared. I mean, if you look at his final numbers, he had an extraordinary year and we should credit him for that. That's how good a pitcher he is and how low risky is at least in terms of the games that he gives you statistically speaking there, are they ranked too high? One of the reasons why they end up in this range is that their value relative to replacement of the position. And by the way, if you look at the guys in the number twenty relief pitcher range, there are a lot less attractive going into this office and then I can ever remember in this game. That's a lot of that does do an awful lot to give a bump to guys like Janssen and Diaz who are locked in. But so you've got Edwin as really high, but Blake trying not a he's the seventh relief pitcher eighty. Why do you trust the numbers for this year? But not trying the case. It's nothing more than a case, but I just think MRs Moore, bats, whitmire afield number sixty three. I mean, what more does he need to do? He's going to lead the American League in steals for the second second of years powers fine. Batting average five category player. He's number sixty three for you to me. He's like number forty. Yeah. And I mean, I might get behind him being at forty. I when I watch him play, I just don't think he's a megastar, but he's done it numerically speaking. And that's the kind of thing that's like the research project for me. All right. I mean, that's fair. I mean, I'm just off the top of my head is the first time I've looked at them Vlad Guerrero ninety. I gotta be honest with you. There are a number of players in twenty four and that I would take flat over just on the chance. Today's monster superstar. Like I think I'm ready to. I would take him over Tim in or Santander, CRT a bunch of these pitcher surly all the closers, like Edwin Encarnacion, Eighty-one and Vlad at ninety. I then black can do that and more now. I think I've lied can have an Edwin season as soon as next year with a higher batting average. So I would be willing and this goes against everything I've ever done. I suppose fans baseball to take a rookie who's never played in the league over a Golic Edwin, who is what seven consecutive seasons of thirty home runs. I think I will row. Glad over Edwin. Is that crazy? No, none of -sarily. And I mean, this is a little bit of the eye test coming into play and the antics does matter. The scouting that we do watching players and knowing what they can bring to the table. His upside is tremendous. So asking this question is valid and I'm with you on this in terms of the ceiling. When I look at this rankings, we when we talked about it, Wendy as a minute ago, fifty five. That is exactly the point at which I could see Vladimir Guerrero being worth the draft pick if you truly believe in him, you've if you think he will be there on opening day. I think he has the ability to be right up there, and that's the range we're on the hitting side. Glacier tours is nNcholas custody says and Jose Abreu is I think pretty highly of them. The problem is that from a projection standpoint and a playing time perspective, they could keep them in the minors for two plus months. Next season. I have to keep that in mind could fair. He could deserve to twenty five ranking. I, I just want people to be right now all in. People would revolt if if why does not in the majors by the end of April? All right. So you're first catcher comes in ninety seven. That's interesting. D Gordon at one. Oh five where he was known. Remember thirty this year. That's interesting to me. Josh. Hater the number eleven reliever. I think I don't know what I'm gonna end up with him out. I feel like he should be topped in, but it can't do that again right with all the winds and the strike outs and the saves. I mean, even the saves is just too high of a total there. I feel I wanna get a moderate zero into my top hundred. Rao Robbie connote at one twenty nine. That's interesting. BUSTER Posey after that that we have never seen that before. Good for you. Billy Hamilton one thirty eight Otani at one forty two, but I guess if he's not pitching that takes away half of his value in a fantasy league. So you've got him. Wow, one forty two. So you have after hitters like Stephen piscotty Hamilton in Desmond Miguel, and you Har it's interesting. I don't know how he like five hundred bats, twenty five home runs eighty RBI. Is that where that goes? That's another guy who you can make the case. He belongs at fifty and you can make the Casey belongs at six hundred. And a portion of that is gonna come down to the the debate where going to have to have internally about how is he valued for next season. He's going to be drafted as a hitter period. Nothing else unless somehow he decides not to do the surgery. He's going to be a hitter alone. So is he gonna get graded only on the hitting stats, but it's still have starting pitching eligibility. These are all things that and this goes to any fantasy service out there. Everybody's going to have to have this discussion, like what is he being treated as how it can be used? It was the question coming into this year, but for me, I think he comes back plays a full year plays more next season because he's capable of playing on an everyday basis. But will he be ready for opening day? This is another guy who maybe they hold them out until Memorial Day. Maybe they give him only three hundred three hundred and fifty as that diminishes value. So I don't know. I hate to sit on the fence with that rank at one forty, two hate to do it. All right. Let's get to the combo meals. Our last Thursday was Michael Brantley who's been really valuable player this year considering batting average and five categories stuff, hunter, dosier, maybe guy for the future. I'm not so sure on Saturday, trae Turner with his fourth column of the season, which ties which trails only Trevor story and my trout Christian yelich on Sunday had his fourth hunter Renfro interesting player hundred. A really interesting player that can be thirty Homer, ten steel guy, thirty five over at least rowdy about the Padres how I kinda like what they're doing from the building angle. I mean, if you wanna look for sneaky Astros from a couple years back Braves this year last year, expose a complete rebuild where you're bringing new personnel. I conduct with the Padres are doing. They could be one of the more intriguing teams like Renfrew. I just betting. That's all the powers totally legit. Did you work any other rookies? I'm trying to go through them real fast. But and where did you put them? Because like I'm thinking mostly like obviously, lads. Awesome. Ila Jimenez should be in the major leagues for the White Sox next season. Oh, him is over. Got to put put Eli. He should be ranked. Yeah. I mean, I would think Eli would be we're glad is but maybe one fifty. Yeah, that's gotta think he's ready for the majors. That's about right. And for those who've seen the initial draft of this, that's just an oversight where sometimes what happens is I don't get to pull the projection because of the guy didn't have time. It doesn't do the the formulas rate. Nixon Zell was the one Nixon's eighty eight and third baseman Twenty-one. Where does he play? And I don't wanna get into the game of thinking. I don't wanna draft cause, whereas you're gonna clay scooter. Janette is the number twenty hitter for the season on the player. Raider and Suarez ain't going anywhere and none of those guys play shortstop. So I don't know what happens Nixon's l. next year, but I'm going to be very interested in how about Kingery. You know, I wrote a little bit about Kingery today, and I said, what does he have? Like eight homers and ten steals can easily double those numbers. Next year. I can't explain why he was so bad this year, but that is a future twenty twenty guy. I'm sorry, I agree with you will be very good value next year because nobody's gonna pay any sort of premium form. I'm definitely gonna take a couple of shares their wherever I can, but in terms of name bringing up the name, the others lesson as it applies to send sell, there was no place to play Scott Kangari. This year happened. Looking at the schedule, there's a double header on ESPN plus today, Monday who'll Yankees going today or does it doesn't matter. They're supposed to go Severino Luis Severino, but they do want to get their other starters rest, and they are now focused on what to do about the rotation for the postseason. So it is possible. It is Sonny, gray. All right. So Yankees raised in Tampa tonight. And in the second game is Clayton Kershaw on Robbie Ray. Wow. How about that? Match up zone is eliminated from playoff competition, but the dodgers are not Kershaw who not in my top tier. And he's not in your top tier? Correct. We like we could easily be wrong there as well. Let me ask. I don't know what your top tiers. Your here could be seven pitchers. What's your top tier of starting pitchers next year? Would you say has to be in it? So I would draw the line at. I mean, I could make the case Kershaw belongs at, I would draw to Graham who got up to that level. I think going into joins kluber Shire's sale yet in Kershaw starts, the second tier is you're starting pitcher five with Nola Garrett. Cole Syndergaard Blake Snell ninth and Verlinden tenth probably have early in a little bit higher than that. Severino eleven. I can't with Severino eleven. I can't. The second half has bothered me way too much. I don't know if he was her. Hurt or if it was mechanical, but I have more like sixteenth eighteen. That's the highest I can go. I could see that. I think it's really a question of of. There's a few factors that come into here. It's the Ross stuff. It's the durability, and it's the strategic angle and Kershaw comes into play with that because I'll give him twenty five starts on a projection. The numbers weren't quite the all time. Great stats of two or three years ago for him this season, but they're still very good. And is that important to me? I mean, like maybe I'm in a league where taking the guy who gives me, you'll only guys give me twenty five starts, and all of them are are outstanding, is the right way to go? I I don't know. I league context has so much weight nowadays fantasy. Do you wanna streamer today? I'd say sandy Alkan terribly AMI, and their Holland of San Francisco at home against the pottery look like nice ones to me on Tuesday. The header only SPN Yankees raised with no starting pitchers mentioned not even gonna guess dodgers and Diamondbacks. Walker bueller. Wow. Probably his last start of the regular season or maybe not. I don't know what the dodgers thinking against Matt Koch. If you're looking for a streamer I guess Chris Stratton against those Padres again, Austin gone ver- gets brewers, probably not not the brewers. There's the plan and the fact that Gommard does have that questionable control a time. It makes me wary of that. I mean, he's facing GIO. So that's a game that is a little bit up for grabs. At the Mets? Yeah. What? Yeah. Would I know it's against Syndergaard I get that, but I like the sun. I can't believe syndergaard's still pitching. I mean, honestly, why it's still throwing him out there or degrom for that matter, the Graham should be stopped right now. I mean, he wants to say why because the Graham is different because he's not hurt, but syndergaards such a track record of being hurt. I just don't know why syndergaard's still pitching lip by the Phillies in his last outing and had anybody in a month. I, I don't know if he's hurt. I just don't see what the gain is. It's a home game. They wanna draw a crowd. That's all they care about. Call that live. I mean, it wasn't a good outing, but it wasn't like he was didn't give up like, doubled, let me look four innings with seven or no with six. He did not look good. I wasn't. I wasn't impressed by it, but the point being right, I'm thinking of the outing the Phillies out in a couple of weeks ago where we give twelve hits and five walks. That wasn't. And I was watching that out in any one of the game because they scored lots more runs seventeen hits plus walks in six two thirds. And I'm thinking, well, over a hundred pitches, why would you do that? Anyway, I, this is the one thing I'm a little unsure about and I gotta ask you this. Why are you so big on closing shop. Can happen only only bad things going to happen to a pitcher. To any of these guys and one of the problems that I mean, yeah, it's expanded rosters, but you're still looking at a forty man roster in some cases, there just isn't the personnel in order to fill the games. And what kind of message does that send? If you're just going to tell your better players like this, who might be working there there you wanna talk about messages with the Mets organization? I I understand what you're saying. It's one thing to shut down. You know, you're not shutting down Corey kluber because he's pitching the playoffs. But with a guy with an injury history like syndergaards, I just don't know why you would throw him out there with any chance of rain whatsoever which there might be. There will be actually, I while even go to one hundred pitches anymore. I mean with you on that, I mean, if you wanna keep them on a pitch count, if it rains, if you wanna scratch them, I'm completely on board with that. But if the guy says he's healthy, why not try to get them a few more innings in order to try to build them up more for next season? This is kind of like the monkey Tanaka thing of years back. I don't believe in building up for next season. They don't get the spring training until late February. I don't think anything that happens in the final week of September to a starting pitcher can help him for next year whatsoever. Only something bad can happen with an injury. Nothing I get one good, definitely disagree on that. I'm very big on ramping up ramping down. I'm not big on this. Jason Vargas needs confidence going into next year. Okay, it's not going. It's not confidence. That's not the thing. It's that if a guy is healthy right now in less, it's a matter of you've already feel like he's fatigued. Why are you shutting him down? Like there's auditing all these pictures, so we should shut down the whole mess rotation? Well, not Vargas because he's not part of their future, but I, you know, I see your point if Syndergaard were to get hurt this week. Can you imagine if you sell better, Julia legit older, they better be doing their diligence with with that briefly to get through the schedule Wednesdays, the double header on ESPN. It's the brewers and the cardinals. That's a big game, huge series just seen and Gant you want show seen for that and then dodgers Diamondbacks again, Ross stripling is not going deep enough into this game to help you and fantasy. So do not use Ross stripling Zach ranking for our Zona, you know, kind of up and down last couple of weeks. ESPN plus says Phillies at Rockies Phillies just got. Up at the Braves. This one could be even worse. Nick pa- Vada and Herman markes who's a strikeout monster now, and I can't rank them in my top twenty for next year, but I got least consider them with all those strikeouts. But where do you want? Anyway, I can and thirty. Ever had a rocky, wouldn't you have conference over home Marquez anyway? No, but we have no, no, because of the strikeouts just finish the season with three year as the best season Rockies history for starting pitcher Marquez has phenomenal stuff that I believe in year over year, and I have a very long time Freeland. I'm giving freelance good and generous ranking, and you and I both talked about that. We should. It's just, I think Marquez ceiling is higher. Well, that's yeah, I'll that did you know ADT can design and install a smart home just for you a new smart home at your service customized for your lifestyle. 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I'm hanging there for the dynasty value of Ian happen, Kyle Schwartz. And what is the value of Austin? Riley, the Braves prospect, third baseman. Let's get the half and Schwarzer here. Who would you rather have in dynasty format? Hafer Schwab Schwab. Swore is guaranteed power, and he figured out how to not hit his weight. So that's good. Well. Well, he's swinging most of these guys by two. They swing at the right strikes now. How that happened? Well, hap- hap- actually the chase rate was decent, but he's got a lot of bad at their chase rates, Russia pretty close what it is the swing and miss, including within the zone. I'm going to look at what the rate is for that the season, but it's got to be quite high. Schwarzer a significant drop off in the chase rate. He's not chasing anywhere near as many bad pitches and the swaggie strike rate is a career high. So can we say that the ceiling for culture is to seventy average thirty five homers next year. The ceiling. Yes, I'm fair. I'm fine with that. In fact, I could see hitting more than that. To seventy four. That's fair. I don't know if he gets there. Yeah, I don't know that he does either. It's just that when you look at something like this, if this trend continues that kind of tips. The scale of the point, the batting average could make a huge rise talking about Riley. He's a twenty one year old. He's a AAA Gwinnett right now. Twelve home runs over seventy five games, not a lot of plate discipline, so not a big Walker, but there's power there and he could be the third baseman. Next season. Maybe like by may Camargo is playing there right now, man, that praise lineup, even now it's a crazy good lineup, and then you assume some some of the players like Ozzie Albee's after April, not great, but still good player. Maybe gets moved because a Kuna complained center-field Swanson still not making great strides some power, but not a whole lot of plate discipline. Not when we thought he would be. I mean, certainly he was the first pick and bregman was second, and they're like night and day Riley. See on your like top ten list of prospects to keep an eye on next year or is he still far from that. Kind of ballpark. I'd say he is because I want to play the Optimus roll. The problem I have with Riley is and we just said a second ago, you shouldn't be thinking about roles and situations, but aren't Camargo is not that bad a player, and he's, he's got to have a position somewhere. So like the Braves gonna look at him as a future shortstop. Dan's be Swanson doesn't work out because I feel like he's exposed defensively at short ways. Not so much at third base. Jeremy has a question. Do you expect closers like a Sunia and kimbrel will be used sparingly down the stretch because teams have clinched. Do you think they'll be good source of sei's. Fair question fact, wasn't there something going on last night on Twitter where guy was tweeting this saying he he need needed kimbro to basically not pitch, and he would win his league and actually two leagues. As a matter of fact, one that I'm in where they were looking at third and fourth place hinged on whether kimbrel pitched in this game and did anything. And yeah, you're right one. He had a one point lead. Actually dig it up while we're doing that one point lead and he needed kimbrel not to pitch in the game and in the league at home, the points leave, my brother was trying to hold off the competitor behind him. And if Kimberly gotten a save, he would have been in trouble. He would've probably drop to fourth. How in your recollection, how do clinch teams handle closers? They still get save opportunities, but the Braves didn't do that yesterday. What do you think? I mean, I think him rule book on a normal work this week. We'll never pitch in the eighth inning, but they're not. It's not spring training, not gonna, throw him into fifth inning, four game even right. I don't think that they do any dramatic changes. I haven't done a thorough research and I'm using like all the time I hate myself again, they don't. I haven't done any sort of thorough research thing on what is done in that final week. But I would imagine that the only changes they're not gonna excessively lean on a player pitching day after having thrown a decent number of pitches. I would say that the Red Sox would ideally hope to have kimbrel pitch out of six days every other day. Exactly. And not in between. I think they're gonna pitch. Would you couldn't bench them? Could you. No, I never our time venture unless I just bench closers. Like I have a league where I write saves done. So that's that's the league context coming into play. So I don't think that has anything to do with like to to bench kimbro for like res l. glaciers. No, I can't do that. It's put out right closet as fan. One of my head to head roar league. Thanks to these guys can only keep two of them trae Turner in the first round Machado in the first round bregman for third, yelled for a fourth havi buys for a ninth or should I try to pack two of these guys for to Mckee or trout? Well, by the nine stands out here because he's going in the second round next year and. So he's he's definite if you're keeping two of these guys, I mean isn't, isn't it yellow chin by the guys that don't cost you? Top three picks. You're gonna have to go one by one these because I'm looking for so many different things. And for some reason you're not giving Machado around, let's let's do a, yes, no, on them turn around one. No Machado in round one. No. Bregman around three. Yes. Great. Yelich around four. That's great. Yeah, vise around nine. That's great. Yeah. Yeah, it's actually I could make a case for buys. A bregman buys has to be one of throwing us back. In the ninth round? Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I thought a Ford. Oh, yelich. Fourth. Yellow trip Bragman. Pregnant and third Yeltsin the fourth, I think you take the middle infield multi eligibilty and go brag with you both middle infielders. Here's Ryan. I can keep for these guys forever, but I need to cut one Vlad junior, no-one our Nado Ozzy Albee's Mookie Betts, and John Carlos Stanton, who do I cut? You're not cutting Blad, cutting Mookie, cutting our Nado, so it's always stand, doesn't have to be Albee's keep relief. You keep. You're cutting? Yeah, cutting stand. Why is that? So terrible. It's not. It's not terribly. I mean, how old is stand? Let's get it right. I wanna make. I don't want it. He's he's not. He's not old. No, he's not. But I mean, he's not even thirty yet, but we looking at always run. What is Albee's power, three home runs after the break. I think the worry with LB's that is Jason kipness or is he Francisco indoor? That's that's really smart. You're right. That's exactly what I'm thinking is if taking the injuries aside, if alleys is just a sixteen home runs, second baseman who doesn't feel a ton of basis. The only thirteen bases this year and sixteen chances. But he's twenty one isn't gonna get better. Yeah, I would think so. I mean, the reason I bring up Lindores not so much that I'm saying, I think be thirty Homer path and his future. It's that I didn't see that for Lindores either. And in today's environment, what if mean, did show us some things we talked about this earlier in the year that he did show he could inject some power to his game where we didn't think it existed. I think I'd take a chance on if Albee's did turn himself. Let's say LB turns himself into an annual twenty five Homer hitter. That's a win over Stanton for me. I think Stanton will never have another year like last season. I think that's an obvious thing to say. This is not been a bad year for STAN. It hasn't been. I mean, he's giving you what you wanted to get thirty five homers ninety three ribs to sixty nothing wrong with that. But that's a lot closer to good, Chris Davis. Well, I mean, Chris Davis forty five and one nineteen like standing on the player raider. I mean, if we told people where he ended up like they would be happy. Let me get this right because because stand is not as even worth that top pick. I don't think so. I don't think so. Number thirty hitter his the number thirty on the player for the season after David Peralta after Mitch Haniger after Michael Braley among outfitters. Gonna ask this when it comes to evaluating the quality of season putting aside the final player number. If a guy starts really, really disappointingly. I mean, maybe STAN didn't start horribly, but it was a disappointment and you fall behind and you start to make decisions based on those things and you start to play catch. It alters your strategy. Does that not come down as criticism of the player just a little bit. You know, I think when we evaluate players in the some of their season, we don't look at the streets too much like Matt carpenter is gonna end up hitting forty home runs. I'm gonna have a tough time being mad about his first six weeks, even cut him, but the fact that he was so bad and we did have to start asking the question like the Bryant dosier year the year before where we were saying, oh, man, this just looks like a nightmare. I guess we gotta get out. We I know we asked that question. I remember it coming up. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Some give. It has. It has an impact on people the way they think, and the way they strategize. And I think that is that deserves to be criticism even if it's tiny little shred of that player season. It's it's fair. Stanton, number thirty in the player. Aitor Ozzy album with thirty seven among hitters owe them should be getting better. I'll give you another one worse. Chris sale on the player raider. He's got to be pretty high up there. I'm going to dig it up right now. No, I'm looking at it right now is the number eight starting is number eight pitcher and two guys headed of the closers. So he's number six starting pitcher. He's still had a Corey kluber Garrett. Cole Bauer Corbin. He's still did great, and he missed six starts. But when we're looking at read, even though the number say that that the the fuller ngs based on just that stat line are what they are here, can't the case be made that Corey kluber and Garrett Cole, where the definitively more valuable players Chris sale this year because they gave you something. Now when it really counted, there were periods of time of the past month where you couldn't trust Christel and to me that has a little bit of weight and you can look at it the other way, which is Chris sale did as much as kluber in cold did and gave you a month to find another pitcher you could've added. Yep. Who's an available guy? You could've added for a couple starts? No, Yup. Herman Marquez. If he was still available in relief somehow, I don't know a relief pitcher that got your couple saves. So there was an opportunity cost of sale missing that time and putting all those numbers and five months instead of six. Like the other guys also the right. I gotta look at other things in the league where you could have dealed him as opposed to, for example, the office league, you maximized the use of Chris sales absence. If you could put them on a deal spot in the office league, not so much. So that's why when we say the phrase Lee context, yeah. Oh, yeah. Well, it's about roster spots, not individual players, something great. You needed your number one hitching slot to put up certain numbers sale plus three weeks of, I don't know if I say that name, he'll bark. No say like Edwin Jackson, even like, all right. That's a terrible example. Sale plus three weeks of. No, no, no. You try to win. Trevor Wayne is probably a bad example because he's been so great. I'm trying to find somebody in between. All right, feel stairs. Page. Okay. Yeah, might hurt you more than you helped you. But yeah, you're right. Pretty run here for six starts. Absolutely. What else do we have here? Zach, right? Saying let's say is only a hitter. What type of stat line is autonomy produce in four hundred fifty beds said that twenty five twenty five eighty and maybe twelve steals fair. It might be a lot of RBI just based on the number of as but like where you're going with the the impact of the stats. The batting average, what's he gonna hit? Is he to sixty to eighty? S? He may be better than that. And I mean, I'm probably gonna throw a projection of two seventy on my sheet to seventies fair. But I think he, I think you'll hit left. He's fine. Maybe not as great as you know, a lot of lefty hitters do, but let's see what it did again this year he'll be everyday player. That's the thing we didn't get to see Otani play every day as a hitter. So one does that would that take some of the effectiveness away or that help him? Obviously, in the counting stats, he would do more, but it might hurt his batting average playing every single day because it'd be more tired right face more lefties. He case lefties this year at one hundred as against the me to thirteen average thirty three percent k rate and one forty, six isolated power. I think there's room for his odd. It was an odd season. I mean, I look, we don't even know the managers going to be. So that's another thing to think about. That's going to be a team with another manager just like Texas's. I'm sure there'll be other teams that move on from their managers and that could affect, you know where he bats in the lineup, Otani never really h-hit ahead of don't think. Maybe next season about second and trout's third or maybe that's reversed. Maybe Tani gets the steal twenty five aces I think he has an m does. He's brittle does have speed. Yeah, Terrific's what? An athlete. I mean fantastic player to say I was wrong about him. I mean, look, if I see a guy if John Carlos Stanton struggles in March, and that's, you know fifty. Okay. We're not gonna overrate that for April. He has a track record in major league baseball. Otani in March was terrible. Couldn't hit anything. No command of his fastball. And then season starts and he's fantastic and both. And it's amazing to me like the judgments he made over the final weekend of March. Come a fantastic player. Him. It was almost as if he shut down as quality stuff at the end of spring training. So it was sort of like fooling all of us all the time. But I like if viscosity doesn't hidden in March or German Marquez doesn't pitch. Well March. We don't get too worried. That's my point. Okay. But why would you? Why would you describe it as we were wrong on him? I'm not quite sure. That's true. Actually, that's not true. Did you think Otani was going to put up these numbers. Come on? Well, I thought hitching wise. Oh. Not hitting. I thought as a pitcher, he would be what he was at three thirty or a one sixteen whip. I thought injuries were the biggest reason to avoid them and I was right, but on the hitting side that I think twenty home runs and nine steals, and no way I thought like half of each, but we also wouldn't have had Tommy John. Well, I mean a path to the soon to come Tommy John surgery on his twenty eighteen projection sheet. So from the injury perspective, we underrated that risk. I think when you look at these numbers here, if you throw them all into the blender, actually these aren't far off from where we were projecting and ranking him. Okay, I got there. He got their different way. He's so much better a hitter than I thought he was. I thought he not like this, I we're done for today. Thank you so much for listening to fantasy focus baseball. We've enjoyed it. We're not done. We're coming back on Thursday. We're going to preview the final weekend of the season, and I'm sure we're gonna have lost at us there. We'll be looking ahead so get your, get your tweets in on the. I can tell you right now because I'll read plenty of them on Thursday show. We'll be more looking ahead to next season keeper thoughts, maybe comparing players, stuff like that, but also for the fun of weekend. Do you wanna start Luis Severino if on this for Saturday or Sunday, we'll get to that as well and other things. So thank you so much, Anthony and the Tristan I am Eric heaven. Awesome. Couple of days. Doc. Themes on fantasy focus was greeted in performed by Eric Hutchinson checkout more. If he's music at Eric Hutchinson dot com. Thank you for listening to Venezia focus for more great podcasts log onto the. I tunes music store or pod center and ESPN radio dot com. 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Hey, everybody welcome to the latest Disney to Stephen Smith show coming at you as I love to do every weekday over the airwaves of ESPN radio and ESPN news, two hundred and fifty plus more because across the United States of America plus ESPN radio on Sirius XM channel eighty plus ESPN radio samba cast over the live national television airwaves of ESPN news number to call up as always triple eight. Say ESPN that's inundate seven to nine, three, seven, seven, six straight. Talk brought to you by straight talk wireless, best phones, best networks, no conscious. I don't want to hear anything right now. Got a lot of stuff on your mind. You saw LeBron James show up in Los Angeles and Tinseltown be up on his toes and it speed. All exciting. I know that we do from another Gable Thursday night, football. I know that does Bryant has talked about what into become a cowboy. I understand Cameron Haywood is calling up the Steelers defense. I understand put up a debit. I got the Yankees on my mind. I got the Yankees Obama. That's tar baby Todd, this is what it's all about right here for those of, you know, don't matter how much I love LA Broadway h town. Houston is lovely a love. You love you. Okay. State of Texas. I got a love all of your state income taxes there. Let me throw Tennessee into the equation Nashville. Anyplace that doesn't have no, that does not have state income taxes. I love you because I'm a capitalist unapologetically so, but what is about baseball? Even though I am willing to concede that the Houston Astros should be the favorite nut the Boston Celtics, no wants the Boston Red Sox win the game that they won to share. I bleed pinstripes baby Yankee, pinstripes, and this is what it's all about this. The moment I've been waiting for this disgusted as I am at these one game, Dan wildcard player. I can't spend them. Absolutely. Positively can't stand up, although I have no problem with the Chicago Cubs being eliminated last night because damage had a play a game. You lost that game. If he's still ended up in and you had a game of wildcard game last night, I guess Colorado Rockies one game and you lost that one. So if anybody deserves to be at home watching Etsu Chicago Cubs. But if you're my New York Yankees, my New York Yankees, the team I grew up loving and I'm not talking about just Reggie Jackson, smacking three home runs and a World Series talk about Greg nettles plan. Third talking about Chris Chambliss player. I talk about Mickey rivers. Talk about Willie Randolph, then Bucky dead at home run over the green monster that it took decades for the Boston, faithful fans of the Boston Red Sox to recover from make no mistake about it. Bleed his bench drives us all about the Yankees baby. Right now when I look at Luis Severino. Going up against Liam Hendriks tonight in this wild cost, but you know what? Severino you got to produce. I'm not one of those people that have been enamored with what I've seen from Severino in the postseason. I wasn't in love with him last year, but what I saw. I mean, just got an ERA over four smack him around. Brie him down. The games at Yankee Stadium. You didn't have to travel three thousand miles Oakland, California, handle your business. Oakland Athletics have been a great, great story. I know that. I know that once upon a time we thought they were gonna take the division over the Houston Astros at the sluggish start, they went on a hot streak ended up tying the Astros in American League West then last. Didn't last. And as a result, they're playing this wildcard game against the Yankees and they're on the road doing it if you ought to Yankees handle your business. Several years. Got a one hundred mile per hour, fastball. Got a lethal slider. We know what he brings to the table head of your business. John's back newly blade under the twelve games this year, but still smacked one hundred film smack twenty seven home runs six, seven Rb odds. He's not a Phuc if the game was on the road out, people worried because we know what he did in the these last year on a robot at home. He was big time. Head of your business and your business. Torres. We know what he's been doing. He's had a great rookie season twenty four home runs seventy seven. Rb odds. And that'll problems would have Larry's. No joke either though. I was looking at the match ups here. Gregorian was supposed to be out. He's going to play anyway. We like that mccutchen. We loved what he did when he was in Pittsburgh, what's their disappeared for a little while, but, hey, he could play this. Is that time Hicks? I've always liked Hicks. Thomas show tonight pinching is what would you championship? But dammit runs win games and you got school. If you're the New York Yankees, I don't want quiet bats. Now. This Tom stand up New York stand up. Oakland might not like what I'm saying and understand it. But I'm to ask you all a be quiet, dammit. You got to, you got to go to State Warriors. We happy with that. Look, do got the warriors. We got the Knicks. Could you give us salted? Could you give us something. You got the warriors, they gonna wear. You want three of the last four titles, four straight NBA finals. They going to where can we have something place, New York, the Yankees. All we've got. Oh, we've got. Minimize anal there by paying attention hockey. You look at basketball, we got the nets and the Knicks. Car broke down to you the other day. You got football, you got the jets and the judge. It's the pathetic. Both of them look. Can we have something to New York have something praise pretty pleased, which should on top please. When all is nonsense. Yankee, though we got. Yankees win. We've got nothing. Absolutely positively. Nothing to celebrate in New York sports. Nothing not saying. This is all about. Now once for the record. Give a damn about bosses wreckage Houston Astros on my favorites. I'll be sucked. Anybody beats them with that pitching. And I happen to love me some Justin Verlind. And not just because of his off field choices. Also because of his own field choice. He is that lethal he is that big, Tom altuve as springing those boys, they will show up. I believe in them and I'm stared at him. But not if the Yankees are hitting. Staying an up and down season. Jovan one hundred runs hit thirty, eight home. I get it. It was relatively up down, but he's no scrub. He's still a star. He and Aaron judge have got to hit plain and simple. You don't do it. It's going to be a problem. We size it anyway. We want to. This is what it comes down to. But it starts with Severino just give me a respectable performance tonight. Please pretty. Please just do that. That is what is necessary. That is what is needed. There's no all we got on the. It's not just that I'm a Yankee fan of desperate as most New Yorkers are desperate. Because I teams stink. Watch LeBron James show up last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. You see what he did. He went out there nineteen thousand people packed inside the Staples Center to watch a preseason game. You know why? Because the brother is box office. That's why. That's what the broad James brings to the table. Now don't think this is the second coming to show Tom, not yet. They need to get a shooter. If you wanna talk about showtimes remember there when Magic Johnson was there, he not only had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar throw it to on the inside. He had Byron Scott to throw it to on the outside. He had James worthy to to on a baseline. He had the Kurt Rambis and Michael Thompson for the world to give the ball to and the Michael Cooper's coming off the bit. That's what magic hat. While the Lakers last night. I've never heard Reggie Miller. Call Rajon Rondo a basketball vaunt more times in my life. Now Rondo can bowl and he is a basketball. Savant. I just never heard it said that often as much as I heard it last night. Rondo could play. And if he's in three point is like the couple year last night. That's beautiful thing. Nobody could deny that Ronca play man. The biggest knock against Rondo was this three point shooting because he had that, but coups Bah looks like he's improved when laws, oh, comes back. Who knows how it's going to be an a beauty. The beautiful thing that Magic Johnson had to love was the movement of the basketball on the part of the Lakers. Everyone was touching a bowl and that's a contagious affected LeBron James can have on a team when he's committed to doing that instead of pouncing pounding a ball back all night long. The broad Jay's moves that basketball others will move into. It was nice watching the Lakers last night, but let's not be full. I like the Denver Nuggets. It would've been nice to see them in the postseason instead of Minnesota last year. But I'm gonna tell you that right now. They'll probably make the postseason this year, but the Denver Nuggets are not go to say warriors. There are not the Houston Rockets. They're not the Oklahoma City thunder. Dammit Dane, even. This Ted Mitchell as Utah. Not rookie it here. Let's be clear. It was nice to see in lake need another shooter, but my point and bringing them up is look y'all. Let me be very, very clear. I'm jealous. I'm jealous because the environment that I saw the staple center last night is the environment that I wished I saw Madison Square Garden in New York, that environment existed, Houston. I'm telling you right now, they go pack inside that Toyota center and James harden, and Chris, Paul of those boys go put on a show. I know I talked about the Lakers go to the Western Conference finals. I gotta admit to you last night. I was watching mellow with heart it and see three would see we three and heart and can let connected on eleven of fourteen three pointers. And I said, damn. If they hit threes like that, ain't nobody beating. In a by beating they hit threes like that. Our little worry. That's what I was saying to myself. And I gotta tell you anybody, you'll find too many people root for James harden and a CPA three more than me. I really, really want them to go far because I gotta tell you something. Those brothers are fun to watch. And I just wanna see James harden and get over there and get to the finals. I know he was at the finals once before and. Okay, see, but he was a puppy back then as the starter Houston Rockets, I wanna see him and you know, I wanna see three and that big moment. I'm rooting for the brother. I really am. And of course, you know how much I love my man mellow. Y'all might not met love mellow that much your should though. Because I mean ask you this question was the last time I star wanted to stay in New York. He did. He didn't want to lead. He just reached the point where it had to happen, but he didn't wanna leave when the hell you see anybody wanting to stay New York dick. Now, notice Steve mills at Scott Perry of trying to change that culture along with David deal. And nobody's wishing more luck than me, but was the last time somebody wanted to stay in New York. That's what you got to think about. Everybody talks about Caray Irvine or Kevin Durant. Alternately come into New York. Guess what? What the hell would they? Why would Kevin Durant leave a championship squad like go to state to come to New York. With an injured Porzingis in an unproven Kevin Knox. Why would Kyrie Irving leave a Boston Celtics squad? That's the cliff David in the Eastern Conference that has depth athleticism shooting. Defenders toughness and exceptional coaching to stay within the same division, not even say conference the sleep division for teen that has no Tori Asli stunk up the joint since James Dolan arrived nineteen years ago. Were you ever want to leave Boston for that? I'm not saying they won't. I'm not saying it's possible that they end up in New York. I'm not saying that I don't wish for them to be in New York. 'cause I'm a lifelong nickname. But I'm a realist. I'm not utopic in my thinking. I don't think about all the stars are gonna line, and this is the way things should be. So this is the way things are going to be. No, I'm focused on the way things are. And I'm telling you. Got questions. I really, really do. And last night I watched LeBron James and the Lakers play, and I was so jealous. Because I was starving this much as I'm going to love being in LA. 'cause I'll obviously be in LA spend significant time in LA because it's NBA central because of the arrival of LeBron James. And I've got no problem with that. Paltry sunshine, rodeo drive Melrose place. Then as beach, the Palisades Parkway LA law, the list goes on and on. LA is good to me. And whatever Trump whatever questions y'all got about me a LeBron me hate on the brook. Oh, you are sadly mistaken. I love liberal. Love what he does. While community loves the role model that he is the way he represents us the whole big, but even more. So I love the fact that he's no longer in Lake Erie. And instead he is in Los Angeles, California, LeBron James is good with me. Let me say that that brother don't know Prowse with me. He's an LA. Thank you. Thank you. I got no Prowse LeBron James. He's exactly where I wonder if he. But that doesn't mean I want him there and I want the Knicks stink. And that's the kind of stuff that I'm talking about here. It eight say ESPN that is always the number to call into Stephen Smith show right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news that's edited seven to nine, three, seven, seven, six. That's just a couple of things I wanted to get into a couple more things that I wanted to touch on. Y'all heard the news in jail. Heard about Dez Bryant. Dez bryant. His preference would be played for the Los Angeles, Dallas Cowboys. Dez Bryant wants to go back to the Cowboys team. Let them go to team that did so unsown Asli the team that is far as I'm concerned, sabotaged him. Okay. Let me say this to you. Does Brown was sabotaged. Dez Bryant was Taunus. I know he wasn't the perfect citizen. I know he was some models that, and I get that. But Dallas didn't have to him like that. You could have gone to Dez Bryant and said, we like to restructure your deal. Once you take a pay cut. You could have done a lot of things that you didn't have to do to him. Was tarnish his name why you pushed him out the door. That's what they did. Dallas Cowboys will denied us who gives a damn the full of it. They taught his name and I'm in no way saying that Dez Bryant, some perfect individuals, some some quiet boy. I know you probably was a pain in the, you know what? I got it. And obviously you want to protect the growth and the maturation process that exist with that Prescott. And but here's the bottom line if that Prescott wanted, does Bryant wanted to throw this Bryant ball does Brian and all like he'll be back as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. We don't wanna put that kind of pressure on that. Prescott dammit. He's grown young man, put it on them receivers. Ain't that great coal, Beazley's effective. He connect you connect with him about seventy six percent of the time you talk to them, but Alan Hearns and Terrance Williams and whoever the hell it is at the tight spot replace Jason, ain't cutting the mustard with the Dallas Cowboys pass that attack. I'm sorry. And because that is the reality and Dez Brian right now would be in all likelihood their best receiver. If you wanna do the Dallas Cowboys sees us of Justice, you go back, you are Jerry Jones. You are Steven Jones. You are Dak Prescott. That's right. I said that Prescott. You get your call, you go see Dez Bryant. You apologize to that man, the doing on what you did to him, but then you explain to him why you little bit two extra in practice. You live with two extra in the locker room. We need you to calm the hell down. And if you do that, will love to have you back. We'll bring you back in the fall. Just go out there, put your head down and be the best that you could be Dak Prescott and Dallas Cowboys, and you bring that man back. You bring him back. I am of the massive, please don't get me wrong that Dez Bryant needs the Cowboys more than the Cowboys need him. But that's only because the Dallas Cowboys history actually works in favour, the fact that you stake that your average or below average team rather, and you ain't going to do, but so much. Nobody thinking about you when we have Super Bowl, banter, that falls right in LA. What we've grown accustomed to thinking about the Cowboys. Nobody expects from them anyway. That's why they don't need them. If they. Oh, so what that's what you've been doing. What difference does it make. That's what the Dallas Cowboys get to say. That's what they get to feel do. Whereas dance, your a man without a job. You turned down Cleveland that could have been a good situation for you. Things work out with you in Baltimore. You thought she was worth more than five million dollars. But bottom line is we can talk about all of that till the cows come home. You know what? This really comes down to death. Brian is in love with being a cowboy. He's the love win that started helmet CNN star myth at midfield those blue white and silver uniforms with the star in the helmet and everywhere else them, Dallas Cowboys. There's no argument here we get it. We understand. But in the end. What it comes down to is that Dez Bryant got a man up. You wanted to be, you want to be a Dallas cowboy. That's how you feel. That's how passionate you are about this. Something does Brian gotta look himself in a mirror in this regard is wrong is I think the Dallas Cowboys were to screw him over the same way. They did tell ons, here's the reality and I asked you this question new, I asked you this question John with Dallas Cowboys ever traded, Michael Irvin never happen. You know why? Because he was to non ass- with the Cowboys and he was the non ass- doing everything it took to win. Now, Michael Irvin will walk off the field and practice, and he would tell y'all call me back when you're ready to win, because winning means you get the poll. But that was due that went on a field and backed it up. And that's what does Brian is going to have to do, and you tell you does Brian, you really wanna go back to the Dallas Cowboys. You want me to tell you how to do it. I'm gonna tell you how. You pick up the phone. And you call the NFL network. Not that you need to. 'cause you probably got these numbers anyway, but a case you don't have it. You ask for the number for time Dion Sanders. You ask for the number, Michael Irvin the play, make I take it back. You don't even need to call it. NFL number. You call me. I got numbers. Call me. Call me. We'll all be this. I got their numbers for you. Guy got to knows right here. They know they know. They don't mind me give you permission. They'll Bobby giving you their number. I wanna give it to anybody, but I give it to you dads. I got their numbers. And you ask them to a scorch you Jerry Jones office. Michael Irvin and the play make and our promise you if you do that and you say the right things in their presence, I'm willing to bet my check. Jerry Jones would bring you back. I'm willing to bet my check on it at eight. Say ESPN is the number to call up nex. The great tip cut Jan major league baseball analyst and insider extraordinary coming on with us to preview these playoffs Yankees as tonight at Yankee Stadium. Dammit, Tim conscient-. Give me some good news for change place. Mortar Stephen Smith show in if you're a smoker, you know, switching isn't easy. You've tried vapes Andy, six, they just didn't deliver the satisfaction you expected, but jewel is different. It's not an e cigarette. It's vapor product that actually satisfies plus jewelers simple to use and there's no cigarette ash? No lingering odor as a smoker. You expect a certain nicotine experience, right jewel delivers give jewelry. Try check o. j. u. l. dot com. Slash sports switch and be satisfied. Yes, you can do both warning this product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical. You're listening to the Stephen Smith show podcast. Baseball analyst inside extraordinary doing an absolutely fabulous job covering a major league baseball. Throughout the season end, this postseason does fall. I'm talking to the great Tim, Kirk Jin who's on the law with your truly right now? What's going on to 'em? How are you sir? Hey, Stephen Ed just walked in the Yankee Stadium. Beautiful day. We're gonna have great game tonight. All these winner take all games are absolutely Fabulous. So I can't wait. Okay. You're not laughing at me already. Are you laughing at me a ready for being a bit emotional about my Yankees and saying they better win the night. Are you? I've never laughed at you. Stephen is Meyer your passion for your team. Keep it up. Don't lose it no matter what. All right. Let's before I even get. I'll get back to my Yankees in a second, but the cubs loss last night. Second year in a row, they lost. They lost an CS last year. This year they lose wild wildcard game. First of all, why did they lose these last two nights? I of Milwaukee, and then the Colorado and number two, what is all of this? I'm hearing about how Joe Madden and may not be back. Well, they lost because they scored two runs two games and there are been forty games this year counting the one game postseason for them in which they scored one or zero run. So almost one out of every four games they sport fewer than two runs Moley. The Orioles who were Ren Disley bad this year had more games of fewer than two run. That's why the cubs laws, because certain days it was very easy to pitch to them and the brewers pitch to them beautifully the other night and the Rockies last night as for Joe mad. I, I don't think he's going to be replaced nor do I think he should be. They've won ninety games for years in a row. They want ninety five games this year under a lot of adverse conditions. However, Stephen a. the world is changing and. Baseball, especially when it comes to managers last year, three managers, dusty Baker, Joe Girardi, and John pair all got fired after making clouds. So the precedent has been set and we need to keep our ears open for this is that we've been hearing whispers about this for a couple of weeks, and I think those whispers are going to get a little bit louder, am I right? It's amazing that it must be about money because clearly the man knows how to manage not to mention the fact that if guys didn't paid can't produce runs, they kids step up to the plate and handed their business. That's not a managerial issue. That's a player's issue. God that haven't stepped up a big moments. Is that correct? Well, you're absolutely right. This is a player issue for me at least not at manager issue, but this is not about money if fired him, they're going to have to pay him anyway and they have to pay a lot of money anyway. That doesn't make sense to me. This is just about another voice. This is about the new age manager. Younger, you know, play the game relatively quickly after their their playing career was over. They manage their lot of things that play here. I just don't see why Joe man would be fired, but I didn't see those guys get fired last year. So again, all bets are off again. So in the Tim, Kirk Girardi was Stephen on ESPN radio and ESPN news. Let's get to my New York Yankees here they've won. One hundred games are right. The Cavs. Obviously one ninety five, if both of them were ended up being eliminated in a wildcard round because the Yankees got a one game playoff tonight against Oakland is problem for major league baseball, and you're, you're estimating this one game playoff format. I suspect you don't think so. I don't think so. I mean, I totally understand how unfair this would be if the Anki were to get knocked out tonight after a one hundred win season. But if they have only themselves to blame, they should won the. Division. They just ran into a Red Sox team that was better that simple. I don't think there's a better way to do this. I don't think you should play two out of three for the wild card because that extends the postseason too long. And it makes the division winners wait too long before they play their first postseason game. Now, maybe baseball will look at this and say, or just gonna or just gonna slap these teams, whoever wins the most games gets the best deed. Forget about divisions and everything else and wild card, you know? So the Yankees had have a much higher seat, maybe that's what they'll do at some point. But I think they fall life the game, seven atmosphere on October to an October three. Tim help me out here. I'm watching looking at just looking at my notes about the Yankees Oakland as one game walkup playoff game tonight. And we all notice Severino was the guy that's going to be on a hill for the New York Yankees and what is expected of him. I'm not that confident in them, but I do believe he could get it done. I'm just not. So sure he's not that Asia that I want for the New York Yankees. What then I look at Hendricks and he's really relieved. He's not a starter. It's going to be a short outing by design on a part of the as what do you think about the strategy that as planning on employing tonight with us putting Hendrix on the hill? Well, it's hard to argue with it because it has worked for the as and several other teams here. This is the new way that pitching is done. Even a in two thousand eighteen Liam Hendriks bitch, twenty four all year. He has not won a game all year and he is starting a winner. Take all game at Yankee Stadium is bizarre beyond words, and yet this is how it goes. Now, keep in mind. As you know the day, they got a loaded bullpen in Oakland and they may just pitch enter one inning tonight and bring in the next guy. I mean, this is how it works. Yeah, one or two innings, then they've got fresh on practically every two innings. Talk to me about how. That works for or gets a team, particularly a team that smack about two hundred sixty seven, two two hundred seventy home runs like the New York Yankees, right? This is what happens when you don't have a great starting pitcher on your team when you don't have Chris sale or just in Erlanger or somebody like that, you say, all right, let's throw seven pitchers or eight pitchers or nine pitchers, and let's really mess up the lineup with the other team lefty. Righty righty. Lefty. Whatever it takes and every guy who comes in control his heart as he wants a heart, he can't for any. Then we get somebody else in there when you don't have a this is actually a pretty good strategy. And if it were the first time the as we're doing it, I would say, what are you doing? I wasn't surprised at all that this is the way they went because as have done this bunch of times this year and they won ninety seven games. So obviously it works. It goes Tim coaching, giving. Me bad news again, because my Yankees day he goes again, Tim Kirker right here with Steven. A. right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news this which the National League for second gotta give Colorado some props, they didn't win a division. They lost by one game the dodgers obviously, but it's still won ninety one games on the year. They beat Chicago, they about to go up against Milwaukee. You won ninety six games on the year. They beat Chicago to the game before I like the way Mawasi is looking. What are your thoughts about this series. Well, the brewers are really good right now even as they've had the best record in the National League. The second half of the season, they've won eight games in a row and twenty out of twenty seven. Their bullpens is hotter at least than any team in the playoffs. Right now, it has been absolutely dominant in September and October one ninety eight ERA in absolutely won the tiebreaker game against the cubs, the way that bullpen worked. Plus they have Chrissy Elhage who right now is hottest player in baseball. He's going to win the MVP of the nationally. He is going to deserve it and every time he swings the bad teaming -ly something good happen. So I love where the brewers are right now and they got a full day arrest which most of these don't get and Iraqis rate as been lately, and they have been hot. They played in exhausting game last night, so they're going to be one day less rested and their best pitcher. Three Lynn camps are game one or probably games too because he pitched last night speak about yell. It's thirty six one hundred, ten RBI's went three three of before striking out against a cargo a couple of days ago, but let me ask you this. You look you renting the Milwaukee Bucks. What about the Los Angeles Dodgers how you feel about them based on how they look coming in to this season. I love the brewers, but I think that dodger are the team to beat in the National League. They hit the most home runs in the National League. This year. They have seven guys with twenty or more homers the other day they're depth was so good that they had a hundred home runs sitting on the bench for big game that they play. That's how deep that team is plus Clayton Kershaw and more port. Now they have Walker bueller. Young is rose. Ninety eight miles an hour with great movement. He's become this remarkable second starter here in October and September October. They've got ten. Janson even though ended his best top light closer dodgers are really good right now, and I think they're the team that the in the National League and I think we're all guessing here. They're gonna play the brewers in the NFL's ESN boy what a series that will be before I let you get on outta here book show Walter manager for the Baltimore Orioles. Relieved of his duties had one hundred and fifteen losses this year. Have we seen the last of him as a manager major league base- pulling guestimation following the season like that. I don't think so. I think if if buck wants to manage again, he will be hired again because I don't care what happened this year with the Orioles is still one of the best managers in the game. And I know when he went to all the more he told me, this is my last stop, but that was several years ago. He did a great job in Baltimore, the recessive to that organization, which is in terrible shape, and I just I'm just wonder if buck could quit managing after a season like that Spar too proud for that. So we'll see what happens. I think he could help a bunch of teams. We'll see if one of them wants to hire him, and if he wants to take a job, I'm clearly in a different sport. Then you to coach because our promise you in the sport of basketball of you only twenty nine percent of your games. You lose your job. I'll be damned you getting another job in the and I, I'm sorry, that's just the different world major league baseball. Definitely different world. Always appreciate your buddy joy to game tonight. Thank you so much. Okay. Stephen, I see it. All right, great. Tim. Kirk churn, right? He it was even a ESPN radio, ESPN news inundate say ESPN it's eight, seven to nine, three, seven, seven, six, which calls and more before the great Paul finebaum comes on at the top of our number to stick around touch that dial, you're listening to Steven a. on ESPN radio ESPN news. I'm a robot vacuum cleaners. So yeah, I got one gig. I suck up dirt support. My inferiority complex about Geico who does so much more like not only could they save their customers money on car insurance, but they got fast and friendly claim service to and award winning mobile plus access to license agents. Twenty four, seven who am I kidding? I can't even do Corness. Uh-huh. Choking hazard. Geico expect great savings in whole lot more guess what you're in the middle of Stephen with show podcast. Let's get to the calls rea- real quick. Let's go to Brian. You'll obviously eight on ESPN radio and ESPN Brian. You doing, sir. I'm all right. Love your commentary. I wanted to tell you that she had to go ahead buddy, but I would it is by the way I'm by with you and with them to awful. They both need each other. He have a job and they need him 'cause they have nobody. So I think they watched blocker hair. I heard that. Got you that up. I got you. Got you. I don't think they need him. I think they could use them, but I think he needs them more that much I will say, but appreciate it. Thanks. A lot man mixing, you'll obviously there real quick mixing. Go ahead. The honest, she'll real nervous about tonight. I'm very nervous, very nervous where I mean, what are we going to get going to get hired several, you know, the giants seasons awash. We know what we're going to go with the next. I need them to win tonight even. So why? So do I mix it? I'm with you, man. We're, we're locked in. We're brothers locked on this. I'm very, very nervous. I don't trust Severino. I like him, but I don't trust him. You know what I'm saying? You know what I'm saying? I just don't trust the man. I just don't trust that wanted to mop hour fastball note. That's what gets as I don't know if the Yankees hitting gonna Shaw is judge goes show up is gory is going to show up, believe he will is this John Carlos Stanton on the show up? I haven't seen him in the postseason. I don't know mix it. I don't know. You know what mixing appreciate the call me. Let me take some man. I'm with you. My man. I with all the Yankee fans out there. No. Did y'all can't tell me y'all feel good about this? Y'all can't tell me feel secure about this. I'm nervous as hell. Oakland as can play and by the way to pay rollers less. So the pressure is they're very nervous about my Yankees. Maybe my may Opole femme ball McCall me down a little bit. He's coming on next talk a little college football, stick around touch the dial, you're listening. 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Is Javier Baez Overrated?

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Is Javier Baez Overrated?

"Other welcome to Fantasy Focus Baseball Beautiful Wednesday night September Sixteenth Twenty Twenty though you are listening on Thursday is tricky as Cochran's winning his leagues. Before this evening, the names Kyle soppe research to producers are show like the champion. I'm America Caravelle, to stay out of trouble inching ever. So close to that alternate site today's show we're players that can help for the final. Days of the season or Trivia from Kyle players to watch pitchers watch we're GONNA take a look middle. Infield for next season and Hey, today we actually ask sprouts. The show here might take hours to go through it but I don't know we have ours Tristan because we are very busy getting ready for we to fantasy football, but we need to talk baseball and. What sport do you speak of here? I've never heard of this thing is that what that weirdly shaped ball that they play with that gets deflated every once in awhile it's kind of like a college. You know like they have to play college football in order for the tennis team to exist that's fantasy baseball fantasy football must exist to keep fantasy baseball. I probably shouldn't say that but I I, mean, good for you. Big Ten keeping them. All healthy. All right. Let's get moving and now talk about baseball for the final ten days of the season based only one more week for week managers But here's some players that have played well past week look at the most at droplets of this kind of the same guys we talked about on the show to today's ago but DJ steward of the Orioles I wrote about him I. Know You read that because read everything I write he just keeps hitting for power not a tall man. But. He's kind of built like a slugger right I mean like prince fielder but he's got power hitting sitting homers and he shouldn't be but I actually look through. Oral fielders put numbers between through and Santander. Distort what is still face boss? Jarred walks. Face Boston. Yeah. You're in pretty good shape because other than Nathan evolved e that rotation and the bullpen is pretty much a mess and to your point about Stewart I was more on the Stuart Bandwagon. I. Think it was in last year. So the two thousand, nine, hundred Labor as a end of draft sleeper. I. Wanted to get in. Of course, he didn't make the team which kind of surprised me really performing now. I. Really thought he could put a put forth a decent number numbers numbers last year. If he'd been given an opportunity, the opportunity comes this year. We can't assume that the orioles know what they're doing I mean obviously, they couldn't have seen Michael Stransky me this goater. If they thought DJ stir was on every day there would have brought them up at the beginning of the season. They just don't know what they're doing I mean there's there's a lot of teams like that. The mets are another team I mean they don't understand they can't evaluate talent and such as stem the phillies with their bullpen and you know lots of teams like that is just now stewart playing and for the final days decent pickup would you jared? Walsh an jared Walston, me's left-handed Christian Walker a guy for a lot of power in the miners. He's a lefty and he he was a chance and because oil's the angels don't know any better. They don't realize it Albert pools, the sunk costs, and in being the team is not selling any tickets. Walsh is better than pools and it's you know six weeks out of the eight to realize that this season and now Wall Street probably their first baseman next year I mean it took them a while but they didn't know they didn't know actually that's a conundrum for them next year. There really has a commander wise pillows on the teen. If he's bad, he is this I mean quite great career Robert Hall of fame jarred was better. He's probably. Is it? Of course it is come on. Is it I? I know the jared wash arrived as a great baseball player I. Think I saying he's a great baseball player. Any might end up on Chris Walker might be out of league in two years. Our Pool laws come on I? mean. That's a it's eighty eight on base percentage with four home runs and no defensive value and no speed. He's one of the worst lawyers nearly three, zero, five or worse on base percentage of each of the past four years. Yeah. Even worse that I remember him to be. Okay. So this is the thing with Walsh is they should give him the opportunity to play. And, they're doing it now at the expense largely of Shohei Otani and next year will Otani's role is going to have a little bit to say about jared walls because remember I mean teams very often will look at improving their offense or approving their team by going with corner infielders. So I just kept one hundred percents. So it's Walsh's his job it should be Walsh, his job is going to be. All right. So on previous shows, we've talked enough about Adam duvall Larry Oh they're they're being added but not enough only asked about type France of Seattle. Now I, don't know be on sale next year but this guy in the minors I mean he yet righties hit for power he he put up monster numbers AAA and he's eligible three different infield spots again I'm not sure what Seattle does next season but what do you think tie France would do if Seattle gave him five hundred plate appearances in twenty twenty one. So I'm going to throw the quick line on this year that he does face a really difficult pitching schedule the rest of the year, and that's a shame because I like him a lot next year I actually do think France could land a regular job with the mariners I think he could meet that projection you're throwing at me. A good batting average guy in the minors look at the stats they support it all the way the scouts believed he had better power than that. They looked at him as less of a batting average guy but more power option. Could he that to eighty with twenty five homers maybe. Home runs. That's what I'm thinking. He can do I've even talked to nine, hundred, twenty, five it is a possibility and this is the thing about the manners it's going to be open competition for every job and France can play in a couple of different spots. I agree no, he's not young for baseball player but that doesn't that shouldn't matter. He's going to be competent and the mayors are going to have one of the best not be best young outfield in the major leagues. Next Season Kyle Lewis should be joined by jared clinic and Julio Rigas one would assume I. Don't know for sure they're up by opening day. How will you rank while we're on the mariners topic here how will you rank Kyle Lewis Kalinic and fully Rodriguez for next year if you know three are going to start the year in the majors Lewis obviously in the order you just listed them but I am really tempted on Rodriguez. I think there is a great career there and if Lewis adjusted this quickly it's not It's not inconceivable. Yeah. It's not inconceivable that Rodriguez does it as well next year and that he's the one who steps forth with the unexpected rookie of the year campaign. Now I don't think he's going to be on the opening day roster I. Think we're looking at a midseason promotion and you have guys like France who can keep him down manipulate the service time and deal with the problem later but I do think we're GonNa see all three I actually do think Kalinic will make the team out of camp. He made some strides during the summer camp this year where I wondered whether he get promotion in two thousand twenty. And we would assume Matana Ghur he's healthy would be apart of that next season as well for Seattle in the Outfield some pictures here ever so briefly and I'll know who they're facing I. Guess we should probably do that in the second part where we go to David Garcia Your Yankees I think we've talked about him kwame young him I don't know why still available forty five percent of ESPN leagues hasn't given up a run in a long time brady singer the royals let me get your take on him. Let's see who is facing next because that really kind Dr. Zang. Pitching on the Wednesday in Detroit. So then we shouldn't discuss in because that game is being played in between when we're recording the show and when you're listening to the show. So we have no idea what he's GonNa do but so maybe we'll do that next week but I'm just curious if you like the almost. What are your you have thoughts racing? is He someone that you WANNA get next year or no? I'm not going to aggressively pursue him, but he will be among the candidates at the lower price points. I do think he's a pretty good prospect with a decent career ahead of him and I mean if we were gonNA take royals players like Jacob Junius and Brad Keller. Daddy Duffy seriously over the past four, five years at different times when the numbers were right in the roles were right. Why aren't we doing with singer member? It is a very good environment at Kansas City to pitch for a pitcher. So He's shown me something this year and yeah, I do think he should be. Maybe not ten team leagues but twelve team mix. Leagues. On the radar Brady. Singer. Over out mills next year right? Yep. I think there's more of a future. Yeah. Those guys that that come to mind because one had a no hitter in the other came close All right. Let's move it along ear Combo. You'll sing it up. It's a combo meal. Combo Kumbo di Di di. It's a combo meal home run plus still. Looks like we had a cup on Tuesday night higher by the cubs Francisco door the Indians and nate low of the raise is a question aspirin here from Luke where you ranking buys for twenty twenty, one man is having a rough season and I know you read my Wednesday blog entry where I talked about Bellenger in. Yelich how argument on Monday's show we didn't even mention these guys as potential top five overall picks and they were this year and every leak and I said I think Yelich bellinger will end up in round two next year because I'm just not putting a whole lot of stock into a sixty game season. But if I do that, then how can I put a lot of stock into what harvey by his doing 'cause whereas like Yelich has barely in the top two hundred on the player Raider I mean Baya's isn't even close to that I mean he's like the number thirty, eight shortstop that batting average on base, and he's blaming it on in game video and I've seen. People take shots at him and say everybody's gotTa deal with the same thing but it's not really like that I would guess that ninety percent of hitters or not dealing with in game video in in previous seasons. But have your buys clearly did jd Martinez clearly did I assume that there's going to be some sort of in game video back next year they have to Punish everybody because of what the Astros did have your bias right now seven walks sixty three strikeouts in a to forty five on base percentage. He's got Adalberto modesty numbers without the stolen basis. So I sit by around four, but that might be aggressive. What would you do with the next year? I think it's definitely aggressive considering the depth of shortstops. There are plenty of good young players. I will say kyw who has or bias and a couple of leagues. And who carried over in those couple of leagues there is practically no trade market for him, which tells me a lot about the perception. It means at the ADP is kind of fooling people when they're sitting at the draft table and forcing people into erroneously. Decisions you through the Fourth Round Price Tag right there. I think that's what people are GonNa believe is the value and I think it's maybe two and possibly even three or four rounds too soon he doesn't walk in he doesn't have the plate discipline it hasn't improved, and this is what is seventh year in the majors I know. But the problem there is in the past four full seasons and they were full four. Seasons to seventy three to seventy, three to ninety, two, eighty one we didn't care about his on base unless unless it's the points league in a row league, we just wanted the power and speed and the runs and he was he was giving you batting average. So I are you assuming he hits on the wrong side of two fifty next year I'm not assuming that. No I'm not either and you brought up the video point which, I, genuinely don't know I'm not sitting there next to play. Nobody's really sitting there next to players in the clubhouse this year and seeing what's going on with this. But that has been theorized by a couple of people that that more than a couple of people that that that something like that is having influences on him like Christian Yelich who's having a disappointing season I don't know I'm GonNa have to see if I can find something in the numbers during the offseason that's a little bit too exhausted look to look towards in September during the course of a given year. But if that is what's Adversely, impacting him, and it doesn't change for next year. Why are you going to assume that he's GonNa hit for a High Bab and meet that to seventy five or two eighty. Why wouldn't we be tempering that the to forty five to fifty from the start you're right that's a fair assessment and if I actually do my rankings, I might not have my top fifty anymore it just seems like I. Can't how can I justify saying that yellow bellinger will be fine but by won't you know what I mean like they walk I that's the only difference I think that you and I and everybody in the industry as a whole is going to have a very difficult time waiting how important this sixty game season is on numbers but in the case of by as if there is something going on having. To do with video that does put heavier weight on the season eight makes what he's doing more important for future projection. I thought that kind of leads into next season's middle infielders and. By as maybe it's around six or seven instead of what I said but you gonNA take to Manderson over by next year because. Anderson just laughing in the face of regression he's hitting for average again might win another batting title. E conceal base. He's got some pop I mean, he has ten fewer home runs and Baya's steals more basis than hits for higher average. He's better than by is right. Yeah I. Mean if you look at the two profiles of these players right now. I think. It's an easy case to make the Tim. Anderson is a better pick for twenty twenty one. I don't believe Anderson isn't as a top fifty player. Do You Know. But we need to take that more seriously i. We talked a little bit of to me Anderson last week or was it two weeks ago? The thing with him is he's I mean it's two years in a row of high babs. I know it's a short year this year better hard contact this and last year it's not elite necessarily, but it is good. He's got a pretty decent line drive rate that helps support the batting average a little bit. He's got the speed the leg-up babysits. What's the worst case scenario for Tim Anderson for batting average for you. To forty. Really I don't think there's any chances to forty. To seventy I think is lois the worst case scenario is probably to sixty. Point I mean, is it three? It is a reasonable projection, three hundred that might be aggressive. I might be saying to eighty to ninety. And the reason why I say to forty years is because Nobody should be able to overcome this awful plate discipline. He has nine walks this season fifteen last year. I mean that's a week friend. We can half or one soda twenty four walks in in two years I I I can't. I can't come to grips with that and he's batting three seventy seven right now. So you're right. Everybody says you said you he would stink this year. Okay. It doesn't stick but. One of these years he to forty in two, thousand, eighteen. That's why said to forty probably without thinking about it. But I at right now, I would probably take two manderson around five or six. And and that's when he would burn me. I mean. Right, he's he's a really tough read. The first thing I thought was he's got a very high contact rate for non strikes outside the strikes and he makes a pretty decent amount of contact. Looks like two thirds of the time which I find kind of surprising but. You know what he is. He's the hitting version today of Matt Canes Prime. The skills are there. Skills are there, but there's an underlying question as to when he loses that touch when he's unable to leg out the groundouts when he's unable to sustain that that twenty plus percent line drive rate when he's unable to make contact forty percent of the time things are gonNA fall apart very rapidly, and we are going to want to be off that train like the Brian Dosier train. The issue here is scored forty one runs in thirty eight games. This is an elite this is a guy who almost. He's elite in this category. You know he might be elite in batting average. He certainly helpful at home runs and RBI, but he's he could lead the league in runs scored. That's amazing. Do you think elites the right word though? I think he's in the right situation with a great lineup behind him that if he can hit three hundred, he could score over one hundred runs next season and if you ask me how many guys are going to one hundred next season, the list might be Tim Anderson Trade Turner mookie Betts and not as anyone else like that I'm sure going to score one hundred runs Anderson didn't even score he. Runs in two thousand, nineteen. If you'd stayed healthy by like how many guys do we ever project for one hundred hundred probably did every eaten in Adam eaten in the past but it's rare. It's probably about about the top anyway let's keep going with Middle Infield here. With, Mary Field we agree he's gotta be in the top five rounds next year right How are we going to go on Cory Seager? Believer. You know that I've been a big fan of him for a while. He's definitely raises stock and he's there's going to be very little potential profit coming from cory seager next year but I worry selected. So Dylan more Seattle has seven home runs and eleven stolen bases. And a lot of eligibility. Now. If he doesn't have passed, so we can't trust him. But this is a top hundred player if he just doesn't this if he keeps doing this, but nobody's going to rank them in the top hundred. Correct. I don't think they will, and I think part of that will be the first time. I know that will come into play for me. If he had played sixty games as a regular doing this, then he might have earned that. Kinda ranking. For next year, he is looking at outfield for sure. Second. Base. He's got a shot at second base. I don't think he's going to pick up anything else though. So I would say outside the top hundred but a guy targeted the middle rounds and I would say the same thing about J. Krona worth of San Diego whose batting average is propped up by Bab. But complained bunch of positions has some pot navy twenty home run pop, but top. Nazi steeler but a guy like middle rounds for Dylan, more would you take next year? Gosh is that difficult? I probably would rather have more because he's shown that he can. He's he's been a capable base despite not being graded as the elite guy from the skill standpoint he's put up numbers year after year. So I, think smart's steal basis I would lead to more across worth won the batting title. AAA. Last season he's batting three nineteen. Now a lot of it's legit. It's not a ton of power only four home runs in three steals but if we can always do, we have to project Jake worth about three hundred next year. It's a leak contact he doesn't strike out. And I love the I love the guys with great discipline. They're the ones that deserve the three hundred projections I think there's a good chance he will and should have that kind of projection. What I'm trying to determine is the eligibility. He's already picked up second base and first base I'm wondering whether he's going to pick up shortstop. Because he's only made two defensive appearances there in the past fifteen games, he has shot at getting three positions that would be amazing for his value needs ten games in ESPN rules to be eligible for next year at shortstop saw or game. I'm not sure why they would ever sit to tease because he's amazing into is obviously noted on the show earlier this week. Canada for the top pick. WanNa, get another name or to in here outcast Milwaukee. So last year tons of power. No discipline. We love him. Not a great year for him or any brewers right now maybe it's just bro related. But what are we doing here next year because he was a top hundred pick I think this year he's back to twenty two and he stopped running. So and I don't know if this is. A lot of brewers have babba problems right now Not that low I mean he was four to last year. With him. Here, is very low compared to last year it was four or two last year it's. You can expect that to continue to seventy right now, which is a little bit more normal. It's down a little bit not a ton. It's Anything. He's ever done in his professional career we projecting twenty five home runs for your. Yeah. He's on that pace now. Home runs or not the issue and the ballpark will support that as a matter of fact, this is a guy who. Might be fair to right off the bat no matter what he does give him thirty home runs as a regular whether he hits for average. And he's never been that great base stealer. NO HE'S NOT A. Fast Guy. So it might just be five steals nets it. So if you see a sixty thirty guy that's I, think your aim with era and that'd be fine for a second baseman. But when I say for a second Baseman, what do I really mean there because we've now done for middle infield position, all four infield positions how would you rank them for fantasy? For Twenty twenty one not only in terms of depth but also at the top and the first five rounds or so are you targeting any of those infield positions like? Freddy Freeman pick number twelve next year because I as deep because it's not deep but by the same token, I'm not taking to tease over trout because of worry that shortstop is not because it is so kind of ranked them if that makes any sets. I think third short are the top two. It's a question of which is I I really WanNa give you shortstop as the most interesting fantasy position and the one you should address i. Also the deepest position, it's both got stars of the top as well as depth. It also feels your stolen base category with a couple of these guys. So, go that base slightly behind first versus second is actually kind of compelling. I'm going to say first base belongs ahead of second base. But that you're even talking about it is important. Because nobody would guess that first base this bad. Where would you rank the four to me? It's it's short. I mean nobody can see me doing the hands here but it's short than a little bit like an inch behind third base. Then it's a bit of a drop first base and then I think it's a bit of a drop second base I. think that's Fair I. think that's fair without doing a real deep dive and study but I don't think it matters that much. I think the point the overriding point is don't. Don't pass up a Guy Freddy, Freeman or Zander Bogart's worried about the depth of the position just take the best available in the first ten rounds and to me like seven or eight of them are probably going to be hitters but you know I want to get a couple of anchors on starting pitching as well. As, would've you I actually think for next year position scarcity is almost entirely irrelevant categorical scattered scarcity is going to be important how you dress stolen bases and what you're pitching strategy overall is is going to be much more important. 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But in the daily, you know not runs are escorted cores but or is it still? Would you use them at cores and then I think next week he's not going to get a chance to throw more than like seventy, five, eighty pitches because the daughters no there are the number one seed or they're in the playoffs they don't care what they are and or is next season top forty starting pitcher. Throw him a course. Most of us do with the workload question a locked in kind of eighty five ninety pitch guy course no thanks. Might. Feel about the same against Oakland. That's how we schedule a face next week by the way next season. Yeah please dodgers ramp up that workload allow him to throw one hundred pitches allow them to throw a one hundred and eighty plus innings. He needs it. He's ready for it if he's not going to do it when is he ever GonNa do it and if he as long as they give them that endorsement, I'm on board as a top forty starter. Framer Valez, Houston looks, pretty legit to me Casey mayes might be legit who would rather us on Thursday and where are you going to rank these guys next year So I picked up my so I'm a little bit biased in my mind about who I WANNA use here. But the home game Cleveland versus the Home Game Texas Houston leaning a little more towards pitching like what Vol does is done I'll go with this their. Next year. For either. Though. I don't think I can go top fifty four about desert certainly pitched like this year and that should be a good team although they could lose their whole outfield. So I don't want to assume that's a ninety team next year foot. legit. You're not. GonNa wins come on. I don't mean that I. Just I feel better drafting pictures on good teams. It's not really about the winds for me is just avoiding. You know what happened like special. You know like I want you know because I like Spencer terminal, but he he can't win ten games team. Here I'm this. I'm curious when when this is a good question that mayes versus ball for twenty, twenty one, I really want to get on board the train here and say he deserves the better ranking I just don't know is guest throw more than one hundred, fifty innings good point. Yeah. Good. That's my issue they're looking at by the way like a starting pitcher for the weekend both your Yankee outfitters got activated and John Carlos Stanton and Aaron Judge and they've already said Clint Frazier's leftfielder now, which means bad for Brett Gardner but. If you're on a weekly League do you activate stanton and judge for next week or you assume they're going in and get half the at bats? I. Think that. There's always the injury setback possibility especially with Aaron judge WHO's shown it before I think the Yankees need to get them enough reps to be ready for the playoffs member that three-game series is going to be integral for teams they need those players ready to go. Fifty percent should be the basement number of bats that those guys get, and by the way it's a four games at salen field very good for hitters and then three games back home against Miami's pitching. That's a very good schedule there. Yes. For me the problem is I'm not looking at who they're playing next week I'm looking. At the Games matter to me, no American league teams need to play their players next week. The American League playoffs are pretty much decided. The National League has like five teams playing for two spots at wild card. So I think it's a little bit different how you view it I don't know why the Yankees would push judge play on consecutive days except for the fact that needed to do it in the playoffs I don't know why if Lindores lipping, he plays you know in three days I don't know why Bieber gets the throw ninety pitches next weekend you know I don't know why. There's a there are two very good reasons you said one of them about getting the reps to be ready for that three-game series. My understanding is if I've seen this on the bubble plan, it's three games in a row. Then be ready to play three games in a row. They have to play all three games if they're not ready for that the Yankees made a mistake. The other thing is because it's four games in Toronto. The Yankees are tied with Toronto entering today's play Wednesday. In the loss call, there's a difference between four and eight a big difference. How is there a big difference? Going three games I mean granted home road isn't going to matter all that much but going three games at the road disadvantage against Tampa I always. The only disadvantage there is they don't bat last 'cause they're all playing the same stadiums but I I just don't know if they care. I. Mean Dave. Roberts the dodgers manager basically said, he doesn't care if they beat out the padres for the division and he's right it should matter. While they're going to be the floor. Okay. Let's take more. Briefly on the Phillies, let me get your taste jt ruled Muto light play. This weekend is done with a hip problem reese hoskins might need Tommy John Surgery might goodness out Gomez playing first base. So each probably get multi eligible for next year both corners but. Her excited. Well, he's in the East not on the team yet emerge like the. Guy. The fact that they signed John Luke. Roy Greg. Bird is bad for removed to Hoskins So I would not drop real muto yet if you're listening to on Thursday I would drop hoskins I doubt he plays next week our. Faces your team is dealing with some very untimely injuries and Jake Arrieta hurt and who's the other dude? Wheelers coming back today. Yeah. When's our Wednesdays? We can't get into that and by the way hector narrates I believe is the closer now for the phillies until he blows next game, which is any day now Friday schedule. Let's see we've got Carlos Martinez Pittsburgh. Across Martinez I don't think is all that good anymore but it's at Pittsburgh so don't you have to start 'em there And like it. Is Irregular within but yeah, relevant facing Pittsburgh. I don't like to take the relative unknown or a guy who has skills I question and go entirely match up and they're going to be people in playoff matchups need the volume who need to go that direction. That's the only way I'm giving you an endorsement of Carlos Hernandez. 'cause Martinez. Charles Fernandez someone else Carlos. You're be Carlos is on the brain of the royals. What happens when I'm updating these okay Carlos? Criminal Cases Are you more likely? Are you more likely to use on Friday Carlos Martinez who proved himself in the past but has been terrible this year or Jordan Montgomery at Fenway against a red sox lineup that couldn't care less jd. Martinez. Looks out of it and money than using JD Martinez in my daily anymore I. I used Arizo arose arena today over him. I'm just not even playing Jordan Jd Martinez anymore at all points league and doing nothing Jordan Montgomery across Martinez Product. Probably would take Carlos Martinez then that's the only I. Look I'm tempted to just give you montgomery here but dever's and doll beck do still scare me a little bit. Lefty. But yeah. Okay. I mean ever handles lefties. He's taken four twenty five with ease at times Mister Alexi. Trusting next free at the city. Field. Yeah I, think you Kinda have to. Fresh off. Injury I. Didn't see coming. Concerns me a little bit but and you know like there might be a pitch count but I think you have to give them a go. Max Free next season the numbers warrants a discussion on being a top twenty starting pitcher to me he ends up in the twenty five thirty range. So I'll ask you Max free versus Corbin Burns next season Corbin Burns a major strike out guy and right now they're number fourteen and fifteen season player Raider. What do you got? Burns as the upside guys got the electric stuff. Probably going to finish at least two, thousand, five innings behind freed for next year. That's that is an advantage I think freed stuff is underrated. It's not quite as Smith swing and misses burns, but it's probably for me. Free is going to be twenty one burns is going to be in the twenty five to thirty, right? So you're GONNA have. That close to the top twenty. Okay that's interesting. were. I feel like I I don't think he would be that high for me like at the Nelson lament versus Max freed I don't know you know to me Lem Med is like number twenty. I do too. But like I don't think it makes top twenty. I don't either I don't think. So yeah, you're right. Then it's twenty, one, hundred, twenty, five point essentially is that it is going to be hard for me to have Max free, my top twenty five, he's going to be like twenty five to thirty two I. Mean There's so many pictures I wanNA put my top Tony Trevor Bauer is back in their. Lance Lynn has to be in there. trying to think of some Lougee Lido has to be in there. I was literally ran a woodrow might be in there. Now I think he has to be right sunny. Great makes a case to be there that gown makes a case to be there. There's like thirty pitchers I WANNA put my top twenty. Yeah that's I. Mean at the end, that's the numbers game is going to push these guys and freed isn't going to get priority over a lot of the names that you just mentioned there. The Burns problem I have I, I love the Guy Sleeper, I got shares of the season, but it's one hundred and forty five and two thirds. It is a one, hundred, sixteen in two thirds. It is seventy one and a third and it's fifty and you know what those are. Numbers. His innings pitched working or at four years. Okay Saturday looks like Max Scherzer, and that could be last outing for him because they're not going to the playoffs is against Pablo Lopez by the way other than that one really really bad outing was one or was it to sure I get this right? 'cause I was. Really. Yeah, an an and shuts shuts out the phillies. So like we've taught while I was another bad outing at. Tampa. Five in four innings. Okay. Pablo Lopez to me looks like he deserves a top forty ranking. I don't think we're GONNA. Do it for next year but he's pitched that way except for one outing. Don't you agree? Like Lopez versus Antioch Qatar for next year Lopez A strikeout guy they're not tear yes and the the marlins rotation for two years has just perplexed because In Lopez's case specifically love the control I love when he has complete command of his stuff, he can be elite. He's the kind of guy could walk one and a half per nine. He gets ground balls. And he can't do it over the course of the season I need to see the durability I need to see the stamina I haven't seen it yet. It's two top forty a little too aggressive for me, I. I liked him I'M GONNA end up getting even a lot of leagues but we're not going to rank top forty. He's going to be like my round nineteenth pick and every league also Saturday night as on on. ESPN. Plus. Michael Pineda. Mills. Mills coming off his no hitter but it's against the twins it is home at Wrigley but. That's a tough one Sunday night baseball. Sunday. Night ESPN doubleheader actually giants and Oakland a hastens Lazaro we like top forty next year. You can make the case I don't think I will though and in the NIGHTCAP is Jose Burritos. WHO's not had a good year against Darwish you might win the Cy Young What do we do at Berea now is out of the conversation with twenty four line top twenty started. This year is even tougher thirty next year burritos dramatic freed I probably taking Freedman. Oh yeah but I love free. I actually am more pro Jose Burritos than most I. Do actually think there's bounced back there. I. Do think he still has some pretty good stuff and the other thing too is he hasn't been. Pummeled in the way that people seem to perceive. He was available at Mike Keeper League at the Trade Deadline for a song and I tried to get him and you know wonderful bro Stats. SWUNG IN WITH A. Tray before I could get it done. I think Burritos is like number thirty starting pitcher next year like we're Hendrix. Ends. And I thought it was. Brio over Hendrix come on aren't you? See you say that tristen and then you don't realize that every year Kyle Hendricks has this great whip. And is available and you know like I'm not saying this is your trout argument but you know Hendrix is giving you every year and he has not had an earring on the wrong side of three fifty since two thousand fifteen is career whip is one point one one. And he's not a big strikeout guy. But I mean, aren't you paying for some reliability in the middle rounds? Hendrix gives you that every year every year This is where my point about pitching strategy comes into play because I'm not so sure what the way the pitching is going in baseball. But I want the. Low ceiling consistent slash safes guy. He's also in the top ten right now in innings per start I mean there is nothing wrong with Kyle Hendricks I see your point I'm not going to debate you like the other day but how hundreds of the top thirty starting pitcher and he kind of is every year I'm I'm I'm. Charlie King Raider. Okay but I'm trying to give you a hook on Jose areas looking at page and I actually don't see an awful lot in this year's numbers from him. What's been characterized as a bad year that really looks bad. He's got. Two Percent K rate is ninety seven. If you're doing it per nine innings, he's got a four Oh one fifth that's not disastrous. They're. Disastrous. But also a lot worse earring whipped and Kala Hendrix's my point. Yeah, you get more strikeouts and maybe we're more run support. Matter. strikeouts isn't the only thing we need fantasy us. Up Chasing winds I'm tracy whereas. You can't have it both ways you. Hunting KS and punting hands anti that this has nothing to do with wins. Dude I saying to you the Kala Hendrix has a great era with every year every year without fail. Not. Everybody. On my pitching staff to have upside sometimes I just want to save hundred, seventy, five innings. That's what I want out of calendars. If I could only go through here and totally up quickly on here I'll tell you you're giving. So you're giving me the half run difference that Jose. Briones has a half runs era worse exchange for what looks like forty to fifty more strike a year you're gonNA give me that. I'll take until I'm telling you. You don't understand my point so I'll move on. No joy is. You. Don't if you did you wouldn't be saying things are saying I'm telling you Kara Hendrix has a career era of three fifteen in hundred and seventy two starts that matters to I understand it's K. rate is low but you're in whip I have no reason to believe that Iran we're gonNA Spike next year he's not John Lester. Sunday nights as. Let's elite there. What's elite there? That's not an elite area. That's that's I'm leaving it that and it's not an leader. It's pretty darn good year Aitchison his Jose Burris never three fifteen e-right you might have about. Four fifteen year. Wednesday at four fifteen era. Now. Now. He has now. If I, end up Hendrix around fifteen. I'm pretty happy with that. I, don't know why. In. This year. So we're GONNA just applied this year the next year. What is what is operatives zero next year? Three but because his career Aitchison is four, twenty is career. You know to in the first year which you can throw out. Okay. So is career minus the first year is three ninety. I think you. I think he can, but he looks to me like he's taking a step backwards, not a step forward. That's the fact. By a considerable amount this year. I think it's GonNa be a major value. Next year, the more I'm looking at this page, the more I'm going to be Gimme all your Jose Barea shares. Gimme all your Hayes Useless Lazardo shares on telling you. Kyle let's bring you in now for some Trivia here. For the second consecutive show we just have. We're in an impasse. That's basically what? Iraq, which is fine. Okay. Nobody saying Colorado's is great. He's just he's just. I'd look Erica. I'M GONNA. Give you this. 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Yay Monasteries about to lead the league in stolen bases with an ob under two fifty own just to give you an idea how crazy that is it rarely happens it'd probably never happens. That's the Trivia, Question Malik. Smith. Luckily last season with under two fifty batting average. If you can name the player that lasted that prior to Smith last season, and obviously this year lead hands own leg not the majors correct by the majors curvier. Just. Kidding. Let's have some Hash Brown answered at the end where we got. So actually people send questions this time, which is you got some questions. Nice. You guys put the plug people follow the directions, I I. Love It. Joe was asking about Kyle Lewis. You will be drafted next year and where you'll be on price kinda already addressed it but. Just to reinforce it. I don't think we ended up with a round on Kyle. Lewis. So we both agree that Lewis should not be hitting well now down to ninety five. So he's Kinda plummeted in the past couple of weeks now Yeah a little bit. So basically Babbitt normalize a little bit but I liked it he's still drawing walks, which is nice So I think he's a true seventy, five, thirty home run guy next year capable of ten steals. I. Feel like he should be in the top hundred round seven, eight nine like that. Too Generous. I'm. Now, my instinct tells me that's probably the right number. I'm a little nervous about it. I'm a little nervous about the chase rate is the big improvement this year. So that eases worries about the swing and misses game. But as you said I, mean you if you give them a to seventy batting average isn't there risky does worse than that If There's there's obvious risks because when we when Wade last season and it was only seventy five as he had three walks in two, thousand, nine strikeouts and he struck out a million times aa he skipped AAA. So we were concerned the kyle, Lewis, not that he didn't have power but that he would hit two fifty. So yeah. There's a very real concern there which is why Maybe he doesn't deserve to be the top hundred. So but I feel like people love him. So he will go there and it's a nice walkway. I'm also wondering about what is he as a base dealer? I don't think he's based dealer. I think he's a guy who can because he wants to. Be used as the yeah. That's the thing if he does steal ten basis than. Into, it's an easy case. Say Seventh Round Okay. So it Colorado's versus heavier. Unproven proven. Biased Cal Lewis Kinda proven at this point or is this get season on enough? He has two hundred, sixty career plate appearances. I would say he's unproven still about Kyle Lewis versus two, thousand nineteen version of Kyle. Lewis? Commanders. Let's different. I Call Carlos Walking Azure and I think Kim. Anderson doing this again is proof I don't think Kyle Lewis doing this is proof of anything. Also. Anderson the steel's. Right I I. Think I. Think it follows could be hitting to seventy five right now. And we'd be looking at him in a different way. He was hitting three hundred for five weeks. Now, he's not who hits for a higher batting average next year. You between Hope Kyle Lewis in. Tim Anderson. while I talk waiting. Lowest of these three, right I don't think it's obvious I think kyle. Lewis could be right with bias I think manners could it three hundred again? At that, we have to give that. I can get on board with that. Dog Museum he wants you to finish this sentence for him. Shane. BIEBER is a top blank overall player next year. I wrote in my column on Wednesday that degrom Garrett Cole and Bieber are the top tier and if you WANNA take any of them in your first round you can. So and I might end up doing that I just I can't imagine I would take any of them over Freddy. Freeman. Or? Maybe or tree Turner I don't think I would. So I'm going to say all three of those starting pitchers are top twelve overall players top fifteen overall players. I'm going to say an arcane their top eighteen overall players. And I'm going to say that points. In place, you can take it I. think their top six overall players. In. In a row non ESPN standard. So things like the NFC with fifteen. Top fifteen, they are first round picks. So that means for most people they're gonNa, I'm with you. They're are GONNA wind up first round picks with what you order on those three in an Rota were points whole. Beaver Rahm, Bieber and. It's pretty close. I. Think. It's the ground for miracle. But Tristan you agree that beavers in that tier is tier actor. Yeah and that's the tier nobody else and ensures our overlander. Sale we don't do this enough I think we we will be affording the luxury of personal opinion on those three that people are going to ask us to rank them and we're GonNa, give what we prefer I. I don't think it matters that much between them. Now. Agree. Okay. Carter wants to know if there's any star players you think are limited down the stretch and could be. We're not talking guys players that could just be flat arrested. Yeah I don't know why they would even bother. I mean, I'm not sure whether still bothering I mean I don't know to be Arthur guys heard. Them I. I think as teams drop off, you're GONNA see. There's two issues one why would the raise let Charlie Morton throw seventy five pitches in his last start and also why would? Boston play Jd. Martinez. It off. He's limping. Does, two things that are that are going to have the same result. The final week is season is going to be unlike any other final week in baseball. Because I, don't know why Washington is going to make. You know victor robots are run Soto trade hundred play their last place. But not making the playoffs. You know why they throw Sherzer at all. Not, for any Urge or you're right. If they can't get in why bother taking the chance, they can't get in there. They're like six games out of the playoff spot. Like when they get to the point especially when they're mathematically eliminated why push him why she? I agree with you I mean that's why I told people to dump kitto Morte. WHY WOULD ARIZONA BRING BACK? I don't get it. I mean at least Philadelphia with Real Muthu hoskins there are actually leading the wildcard advantage they are. But Arizona's not going into the playoffs. You know I mean now Milwaukee is in the playoff race. So yellow play, you know I just got a text from a buddy of ours named Scott who said based on your debate the other day about a Kunia versus trout. What do you do with the Alex? You didn't give me your answer here on yellowish like do we give him a pass for the season or do you say like you still have a top five? Do you still yelling your first round? Probably yes. But that said, Yelich might be the most important player on the high levels too deeply research. And he actually has been one of the most important players to do deep research on for at least a half decade now if you. Did some today and he's back to his own moral days hitting ground balls the second base right and that's a big problem. So add to what you said about more than by the way Morton's Tuesday I. Believe it start. He's got a start against though at Saturday excuse me at Baltimore on Saturday is a pretty critical one because he's thrown fifty seven, seventy, seven pitches they have to get them ready to be able pitch like a full-timer in the playoffs. But I agree with you on the next start and I wanna ask you this. Who Did you buy Labor? Clever. I told you. That's yeah. And that's what I thought. And to the same topic, does it bother you that the padres pushed Chris Paddock into the Friday game because that's going to influence clemenger schedule? You know it doesn't bother me. Maybe. Listen active though he cannot now pitch that final weekend I need it. So that's why it doesn't bother me. I bought clovinger because I didn't want anyone else to get him. And I I have a small lead but I don't know if as long as long as nobody gets lit up I think I'm okay nearing whip. But That's why I bought but the situation is not remained anyone else's what they're doing either but I see your point. Yes. For the final week and I. Think it's going to be pretty big especially in those head to head playoffs he's he's GonNa Pitch Saturday or Sunday. He has no mathematical chance to pitch in the final weekend if they want to make him game one. Would like to see the reason why it doesn't bother me is because by the other teams that are trying to beat me in that league. They had the same probe like I don't know who they have per se but if one of them has kershaw although I have kershaw. I mean like if one of them as another starting pitcher like debt than. I to me the biggest the biggest story in the final week and fantasy is you're not making up ground. because. I don't think people are playing and I don't think enough starting pitchers throwing innings. So you you gotTA, make it up soon. because. If you're if you need to make up an IRA from four, twenty, two, four, ten, I don't think you're going to be able to do it next week. If. You need volume. You're right. That's the problem in the final week of this regular season is like you're not making up your sure not making a five stolen bases because nobody's running, but you're not making up ten RBI none of the players that are gonNA play next weekend not this current weekend but the the one after that that's that's the problem. So I feel pretty good if I have a nice lead in only I don't but I might. But you know I also have a league where I'm like five points behind another guy with a better team and I'm not gonNA catch him because there's not enough time left. I'm just curious based on raising that question to tie into your Morton point that I'm with I think some strange things are going to happen in our fantasy leagues not final weekend and leagues are very close right now. But I mean, can you name somebody that you would add that like you think is going to matter that nobody would think about I can't possibly do it because I don't know who people are going to use in real life that's the problem. So Like I'm trying to think of the Phillies, the team I follow closes like. I can't even do it like area does not pitching. So you're GONNA have to Bullpen Games next week I just don't know how they can get away with it otherwise less. It's like Ramon Rosso pitching and you don't I wouldn't recommend you pickup. Actually I bet I'll bet who's your key is still out there in a good number of leaks and he's looked pretty good since return might be their number three starter the playoffs, how can they even risk the because if he is the number three than the schedule affords the luxury of allowing the pitch like a regular pitcher here. Thursday. While he's aligned Saturday and Thursday that game and then that way he'd have sufficient rest going to the playoffs. The padres problem is the days off, create us a rotation conundrum because of what they did with club injured to avoid the dodgers I mean Clark make if the Yankees game don't matter throw clock Schmidt Ninety Pitches Yup Yup. That's something that you could. You could pick up on, but we have no indication of going to happen. What's next. Already. The last question comes from Michael He's seeing pizza dipped in ranch advertised on a consistent basis. He wants to know if you guys are okay with this or if it's a little much. I am okay. With this. In fact, if you want to make your face, I don't care I wanNA dip whatever you wanted to whatever you want. I have no problem with it whatsoever. Shape though. Peanut Butter or some yogurt what tipping anything? It's a it's a philosophical thing with me beat look this year is a mess. If you want to dip something if you want to dip food into a dip, be my guest. And there's nothing wrong with pizza and that's fine. I. Asked to. I would agree with you I've not as turned off by it as you think I I, know the commercial that I know the chain and I don't like their pizza I I haven't for a long time. It was the one I would go to in Florida where there is by the way guys never repeats in Florida it's all. going. Ever again but I Do Not in Florida. Trust me just. Chinese food don't eat Chinese food in Florida either that's a no but no, I'm not. either. Buffalo Chicken Pizza Ranch on it. Yet, which is why it's fine. But any kind of pizza like you know you wanna eat pizza with the with fruit on it be my guest I out of so many bigger. For Having Guacamole on my hotdogs I didn't operate you for that I've already. Reenter them mustard, which is I made pigs in a blanket the other day just so I could have muster. Resigned did it barbecue sauce. Suraj blank you. Can I use the H E. double hockey sticks. Yes. I mean I'm okay with it it's just it's a little bit odd but hey, I wanna put you wouldn't put Guacamole on your arm and needed I'm fine with that I don't care. The right teacher America I wasn't I wasn't sure. We were going to get there I was interviewing A. Ranch thing but people do what people do everybody's different. You do what you like I I love that take I haven't agreed with everything. You've said more buttons. Are you gotta give us what you're weird. Food Combo is then we're. I really don't have one. I'm pretty pretty straightforward by foods, but like I will mix anything together like. Separate. The plate like I gotTa have my vegetables here my here whatever now I pro stir-fry are just about everything no no. I. I. I'd eat one at a time. They used to. Not My thing. I don't. Mix It up a little bit like my vegetables. Every couple bites with chicken or my meat. Yes. There's only one I'd like to upper it. An Eric should know it because he's watched me do it. I don't like when the Maple Syrup from my pancakes get into my scrambled eggs. Kaiser Weird. Eater. He. says. Her Circa don't get me wrong I'll lied I don't like it. He'll eat it. You'll eat onus. Word I have no problem if the Sierra drips into my eggs bacon or my muffins or whatever I don't care. Who stirrup in and the sausage links? Know what I records for dinner tonight. Thank you. Thank you for making us because I. I was on the fence. What should I make tonight at takes the blanket the other night dipped in mustard with some corn, the COB and I, was like that's a good meal I need to eat better. All right but. We have a trivia question. What was it? Last season. Alex Smith was sub fifty two sub to fifty. But he led the League in stolen basis up to fifty batting average. I WanNa know the guy that did that before. I have two guys that I'm pretty sure. Did it I'm not sure that the most recent. Yeah. That's the thing. It's whether their most recent. Run my two guesses are I mean ricky and Vince Coleman. But maybe what he did. More. Reason Ricky had a season I. guarantee where he batted under two fifty leading steels I'm pretty sure he did nine I. Guarantee. I think you're right. Did he leave the deleted he? Led the net in the American league and not the National Chris. Vince Coleman but I like your guests. My other one was Brian Hunter. Over, multiple times. I bet. It's more recent than both of what you're thinking. I'm sorry it's the century. Yes. It wasn't this year, but it was a guy I'm old enough to roster. Fan Zhiyi Davis I bet led the League recently in steals and didn't need to fifty. Right idea but not Scott Pathetic Scott said, Nick Scotti. Pods is to allow really yeah it's to forty four seventy remember the. Good. I was I was right project. Davis. Led the American League. and A to forty nine vince motto. This plenty of times ricky did do it but he led the American league. Anyway all right. That's a good question. Scott? Scotty pods, world series hero, Scotty pods. All right I think we're done for today. Thank you so much for listening to our little show and enjoy your football this weekend, and we will be back tried tape on next Monday for Tuesday distribution. So check it out and listen only a week. Left to the season will be here with you, and maybe we'll do a rap after the season and when the playoffs start for Kyle Anderson I'm Eric have an awesome weekend.

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Nine text l. i. f. t. two seventy nine seventy nine seventy nine. He's the baseball tonight. Scoreboard. BUSTER only. This is the baseball tonight. Scoreboard for Wednesday, September nineteenth, two thousand eighteen coming up. The Yankees roar back against the Red Sox. The Rockies offer some clarity on Trevor's story and the hottest team in the game keeps on rolling. Let's get to it. The first pitch. Tuesday. The first game of the three game series between the eighties. The Red Sox was actually scheduled for one o'clock on Tuesday, but with a weather forecast absolutely terrible that that got pushed back to seven o'clock in the interim. Aaron judge took some more batting practice the Yankees determined that he was okay, and he returned to the lineup, the starting lineup for the first time in weeks was his first plate appearance in the bottom of the first inning. Coaching goes down on strikes, listened to the hand for jokes. I think second of the Yankees lineup is the right field. Number. That was Michael k and the yes network setting that up. Yeah, he got a big ovation. He looked good and his at bats. They didn't have necessarily great success. The Red Sox took the lead in this game in the top of the third inning to one swinging a high fly right field. Judge moving over toward the line, give lose that game. Here's the catch judge fires into the cutoff spot, grab by Walker, but both fronted dance, his loose stores here. The third is peers that was a very good thrown. Joe Castiglione w. e ninety three point seven FM Nathan of all the always seems to dominate the Yankees and he pitched well, again, working out of trouble in the bottom of the six any with the score one. Nothing. Again, the three to go swinging straight. All the punches amount of that is strike out number two hundred for John Carlos Stanton only Stanton and judge for the Yankees have had seasons in which they've struck out two hundred times. So big punch for all the leaves. The tying run at third. Yeah. Was Tim never w e ninety three point seven m Josh. That's an indication of where we are with strikeouts in two thousand eighteen. It wasn't even a big deal right now. It's two hundred times now and no one blinks twice definition of a footnote in two thousand eighteen BUSTER. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, Nathan of all. He was terrific in this game, six strong innings. After that it became something of a dress rehearsal for the Boston bullpen for October, Brandon. Workman was the first guy out of the Red Sox bullpen. He got an out, but two guys got on base, then Alexkor turn to Ryan brazier and the pay on there goes the bride at his school. Gone. Neil worker, the home run corker. He hits three run blessed, right? And the Yankees take a three one lead. John sterling on WFAN and the Red Sox cut the lead. It's really to night dinning. This is what happened. Back to try again there one. Defense and they win this nail biter three to to to take the first game three game set. Michael. Okay. And the yes network with a final call there. The Yankees goal in this series prevent the Red Sox from celebrating the American League east title on their field. The Red Sox win just one of these three games. That's what's going to happen after the game. Aaron, Boone Yankees manager was asked about if he was surprised how good judge looked. No, I don't think I should say surprise. I mean, you never know how it's going to be, but. Just I know getting to know air and over the years or over this past year, he's a special person. And so I'm not surprised. You know, he comes in with an edgy with a focus and end just an ability to lock in a hurry. And I thought I thought he was in a good place all night long just with his presence with who he is and and the bats he was able to have. Aaron judge talked about how it felt to be back Filipino, never left. Everything felt good for like my batch were good and seeing the ball well, and it's, it's all you can really ask for you. Don't come back after missing that many weeks. So I'm excited, you know, with the start, you know, we got the win, got to keep that role. I noted he had really good at bats and reporter. Asked him about how he looked the game versus how he looked in a simulated game on Monday. Probably look pretty goodness in way to game. I don't know Billy, I don't know journal in, you know, that's the biggest thing you'll get in front of our in our fan base, you know. But I felt like I was taking good at bats know all day, you know. So it's told, you know, to train staff till cash, like I'll be in the lineup tonight. So. Neil Walker spoke with the s. network about that huge home run in Aaron, judge returning to the lineup, Neil, perhaps no swing bigger than yours in the seven. What's your approach in that situation? With two on and one out just putting your swing on his own? I knew the guy had a good fastball and a little slider and changeup, but I try to keep me in his own as much. They got two, three, three one, three, two, and was able to get kind of hanging slider. So you know, we didn't have a lot of his night, but fortunately we had a, we had enough with how well evolved he had been throwing through six. Did you look at getting that bullpen as your best opportunity to do damage, knowing they have trouble bridging the gap to kimbro? Yeah, he was good than I got cap, and he kept his balance. He was up and down on his own mixing four seamers and cutters and curve balls and change. I mean, he had a whole arsenal working tonight. So when we saw him out of the game, we thought it was there was an opportunity and got a big walk right there to start the inning. And obviously we scored three right there and we're able to shut the door. Meredith Moroccan bits with that interview on the yes network. So the big concern for the Anki in terms of the playoff picture coming into the day, they had a to gain lead over the Oakland Athletics in the loss column. The athletics played the angels. Mike trout came to the plate for the angels on top of the fourth inning, and the pitch Shani lifts this win high, and he hits it deep into left center field. It is out of here. Well, the mention of enemy. Savall out of the ballpark. It's one, nothing angels. Gary Smith on angels radio, eight, thirty AM the Avonex came back in the bottom of the fourth short hold on the left field line Upton giving chase at it as Laureus home here comes Davis behind him for snotty the relay. The study slides in Canada clears the ball basis, loaded double as take a three one lead. Vince Qatrani ninety five point seven the game, but the angels would surge back in the top of the sixth inning swing on a five right field because Scotty, going back at the track is right to the wall looking up and that's grand slam. Do you believe that Caleb coward hits a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning for the insoles it was a four to one lead for the is when the inning began. And now the angels have turned that around. It's seven to four. Ken Korac with that called ninety five point seven, the game, the angels win. This game night is seven for coward the first home run of the season. Mike trout, thirty fifth home run of the season. We'll be talking about Mike trout's MVP chances on the baseball tonight podcast. At the end of the day, the Yankees, three games ahead of the ethics and loss column as Josh pointed out yesterday, it's really more like three and a half because the Yankees own the tiebreaker against the athletics. If the two teams finished with identical records that cubs were in Arizona playing the diamond backs in the top of the first inning, they jumped ahead and bios drives on the right center field and deep that goes back to the right center field fence. It's gone to run Homer humvee or by. Hubs, lead tutor, nothing. Pat Hughes on the cubs radio network, and Daniel Murphy keeps on getting it done for the cubs Murphy drives one of the air, deep right field. It's got a chance go, Daniel Murphy. Two run Homer, cubs leave five to nothing. And they would blow out the Diamondbacks nine to one Arizona. The end of the night, six games behind the dodgers nationally, west Johnson think what you had them on life support last week? Yeah, with their chances or did you clear them dead? I think you had them a lifetime now. Yeah, I had them with a very weak pulse time. Obviously not on their side. So boy, the coma toes right now they're coma toast. I'm not gonna say occur. Yeah, exactly. All the time. It's time for the last night. It's exactly. Boy, the Astros played the Mariners. They Astros seemingly gathering momentum as we get closer to the playoffs endured Springer got them going in the bottom of the third Springer for one flew out to center I bit swinging and grounded up debate. Score kicking it, live to Spain, sprayers going to raise the second, and he's gonna make you. Thank you. Certainly a single in an error. Springer heads up watching that right in front of him and Denard span the leftfielder couldn't pick it up. Steve sparks KVM e seven ninety AM look a player who's emerged for the Astros the last six weeks. Tyler white who's been red hot. He's taking a lot of the bats first base d. h. and he got another big, hit the bottom of the eighth. Left-field span going back over from Senator comes Trump in between them. Will school get third after six, nothing ball that landed on the warning track lift center. John callous AT and t. sports net, the Astros win this game seven, nothing. But the big story, Josh, James, who could become that September guy, that August-September guy who's gonna make a difference for pitching in the postseason. He has tremendous stuff. Five and a third scoreless innings, Josh James in AJ Hinch talked afterward about his performance. Really. Just the challenge for me was to kind of keep up all SRI, not let it run back over the police in the left Ps and MAC degree jobs, calming game. You know, he kinda got him through it. So that was us. How's your change? The Balsams your I was like. Little more with just, you know, more confidence in it. I've been working on. Starting. A little bit more work. Oh. So I worked on in a lot of a lot of work on this whole season. Starting to come. I think we've seen his change evolve over as his last couple of outings. I think is his debut. He was he was really focused on the fastball and and just trying to throw it hard as he could and and get through his outing. I think tonight we saw a lot of what what our development people have told us about how effective is changed up can be. So when they load the bottom, half of the lineup would left these. He was going to need that in order to to to make his pitches in. And it's a tough pitch for him because you know when he's still in ninety eight ninety nine one hundred kind of defies logic to change ups, but it's so effective because his arm speed, the movement. It's almost like a breaking ball, and you know they had a hard time picking them up. What a great weapon. Jess. James is going to be coming out of the Astros bullpen potentially in October. That was his first career win the Phillies in the Manson. Stephen, Matt's, what? Deep again, a pitcher that has now part of the Mets home run club. Stephen, Matt's ripped as first major league home run in his last start. Ambushed, a first pitch, fastball hitter long way. One one. That's at this little long way toward left backhoes Hoskins. He's at the track he leaps at the wall, and that ball is gone, homerun or Stephen mats. It has second straight start. Matt says overed. From seven, ten w. o. r. so Matt's hit another home run. He threw five. Scoreless innings had a good eight. But after he left, this happened the stretch. He looks at third pitch swung on. Forget about it. Hit it out three, one of the Phillies they gave around here the bottom of the six sitting out thorough with his tip for the air at five to two billion. Scott France, GI sports radio ninety. Four WIP looked affiliate collapsed, but they had a good night last night beating the Mets five to to the Indians, continue to take care of business. They played the White Sox. Jason kipness got a big hit Rodion right back with a three one pitch. Basketball swung lifted high, deep to right hits way back there. Midday. Tasted kipness. Trying to front free, nothing. Homerun. Number six seen kipness from w. TM eleven hundred. The Indians win this game five to three Corey kluber was great. Eight innings. Three earned runs eleven strikeouts for his nineteenth win of the season, and it looks like we're going to have Corey kluber on Sunday baseball pitching against the Red Sox. This weekend, the Blue Jays in the Orioles. And maybe one of the few players who is emerged for the Orioles. They've had this disastrous season Cedric mullets who got the Orioles going. We thought in the bottom of the first inning last night. All Jeep brand centre racing back racing back as grit, shake way back their bid by by Cedric. The entertainer with his fourth major league home run and his second against the Blue Jays in a young major league career, and it's a one, nothing Baltimore lead. Just Mike that. Joe angel one, oh, five point, seven the fan, but the Orioles would blow the lead Reuters executive. Third, I pit role right back up the box fate into center field, but choir scores here comes hurt hand. He's store standing up to run for Laura's Escorial, junior the blue case, tally four, the seventh inning. And now they lead six before. I think you could hear the echoes there, Josh, because Camden Yards was so empty last night, right? Well, yeah, so empty that they didn't even have a proper radio people were making calls on like old school landlines. I think that call was made on a payphone. So yeah, I mean, when you say Camden Yards by empty Camden Yards was empty, empty in the Blue Jays win six, two, four, the Orioles. They're a franchise record. One hundred eight losses. This season. The twins in the Tigers at our old friend, Chris Jiminez thirty five years old. Who knows what his career is going to end yet. Another nice moment for the twins who through count and now the pitch is going to drive left field, deepen the gap that one towards the wallet up and that ball is gonna homerun Jiminez collapse center field that was crushed the gap and over the wall bouncing around and the twins bullpen. Number two is at twin, and it's not three, nothing twins lead. From Treasure Island baseball network, Corey provost, the twins, win five, three. Chris says career Homer. Number twenty. Four. I say, given extension, Josh, what do you think? Ten years, ten years. Two hundred and fifty million. Exactly. He's the guy after whom we named the award for best position player, servings pitchers something. Chris Jiminez did many times has many times in his career. Jayco tourism picked up a seven to one of the season in this game six and a third innings, four hits and to earn runs the rays and the Rangers Willie Adamas get a big hit for the raise. Willie Drage one to center field, a deep, the might of the shields going back at the warning track to the wall jumps up. He can't get. It's a two run home run for William donors that he puts the raise on the board here on the fourth inning is to nothing. Dave will six twenty w DA and look a night when Blake Snell has pitching just a couple runs all you need the raise, win this game four to nothing. Blake Snell five shot at innings. One hit five strikeouts. He picks up his twentieth win. I'm gonna ask Jerry Crasnick if he's going to pick Blake Snell for American League Cy Young award because they've heard from Sarah Lang's. That would be her choice. We've heard from Tim curtain that would be his choice, wouldn't be my choice. But look, the debate will continue the pirates in the royals in the bottom of the seventh inning. The pirates took the lead. Swinging out to deep right center field. This one carrying. Colin Moran with the pitch hit home run and the pirates lead one, nothing. From sports radio ninety three point seven. The fan Jameson Tyrone was outstanding, seven shut at any eleven strikeouts, but the pirates would give up the lead. It was one to one going into extra innings and the bottom of the eleventh the blast from the past from the Red Sox organization, Ryan lavar way came to the plate to one and a swing and a little bit here and. Mark. Would or tonight any tries in Starling Martin here the eleven, the nationals playing the Marlins Marlins just one win away from that magic sixty number, but Anthony rent dome was having none of that. Red, don't base it right side. Trae Turner, speeding home. Harper. Go into third bowl cut off. He's in there at gets away, but not for enough, but Wren Don will go to second. Bob carpenter on mass. And with that call Stephen Strasburg through six innings and runs eleven strikeouts, and he picks up the win in Washington for two, two victory. The giants and the Padres hunter Pence, perhaps nearing the end of his career. Got a big hit for the giants and the top of the second. Hydra. It's gonna hit the school board here. That was Dwayne Kuyper, NBC sports bay area of my crew co in the background because it was an absolute monster blast in the Padres should come back, but then the giants are counterattack in the top of the eighth. Job goes the other way. It's a flare and it's gonna fall and Crawford rented immediately and the giants take the lead. The San Francisco bullpen in this game four shutout innings with four strikeouts that homerun by hunter Pence, his third of this season, right. Let's look at the wild card race in the National League. The brewers faced the reds and Jose Peraza got a big hit for the reds. Clobbered in the left centerfield by Peraza hit very well. And it will fly out of here Jose for Rosza his thirteenth home run of the year and after two batters to hit since two runs. That's the way to get it started. Thom Brennaman at Fox Sports, Ohio, the reds and win this game three, two one, five pitchers combining for three hitter with eleven strikeouts. The cardinals face the Braves in Atlanta and Ronald Akhundi. Junior did again what he's been doing all year. Hi in the air, deep to right center field back is baiter on the dirt at the wall. It's out of here. Ronald a kunia with his twenty six run. Grabbed the lead near as a coup leagues off the third inning. One to nothing. Jim pal, six eighty the fan, but the cardinals would do in this game. What they did on Monday, they would hit the long ball. Paul young getting that done the top of the fourth that's hammered left field. Colby, yoga, touch of all a two run Homer. And for the shortstop, his nineteenth that just like that the cardinals have a q. one lead. Legend, shabby on ESPN TV with that call in a future hall of Famer in my opinion, blew open the game in the top of the eighth Melena strokes at into left mail a base o.'neil scars. There comes new young. The ball gets passed on you, Joan. You're around third, here's Zona. He's scars. The cardinals got three out of that swing from Yati air Molino. The cardinals lead sex to one. John Rooney on the cardinals radio network. The cardinals win the game eight to one in l. a. the Rockies and the dodgers the Rockies Ecorse part of the nationally west chase part of the nationally wildcard chase and a lot of concern about Trevor story after he had the lead the game on Monday, bud, black, the Rockies manager spoke with Roxy Bernstein on ESPN radio. We don't know for sure definitively. About Trump, but we were starting to hear some good news that you know the elbow structures in tact. There's no ligament damage. It's more muscular, some inflammation happening around the joint. So that's a, that's a real positive. You know, the doctor seem encourage the training staff seems encouraged that you know, hopefully within a couple of days Trevor's back on the field pliant and feeling like Trevor story. He was more definitive after that interview with other reporters, talking about story being back in a few days, saying elbows. Okay, I'll be talking about that which are Crasnick I think there probably is more information that we haven't heard yet on this injury. Now is this game played out the Rockies plying without drummer story. It was one to one in the top of the fifth inning. This is what happened. Blackman drills went out to our deep right center field. This is going going at. It is gone. Crush by Charlie Blackmon to right center field. His twenty-seven home run and the Rockies have a two one lead. Roxy Bernstein on ESPN radio, the dodgers tied the score to all in the top of the seventh inning. Justin Turner made a nice play Mammalia pulls it on the ground, guiding, stop charter, to us, laugh to speak, throws. I, I t Jalen thank you in the Rockies Iran tremendous play by Justin Turner. And it was still to to two through nine innings into the bottom of the tenth, any Chris Taylor at the plate for the dodgers Tutu from venos- slider. Hit the airlift fail going. This. Wound. The magic. Once again, Chris Taylor, not as big this jersey was last year, but in the postseason had some big mitts and the dodgers are tuning up for another magical run. Chris singleton chiming in there on ESPN radio and a right after that happened after Chris Taylor at his jersey, nearly ripped off after people were dumping stuff over his head. He spoke with a lot of Rizzo on spectrum sports net, ally, Chris, she just came over here and said, oh my God, I sweat was going through your head in that moment and more importantly, what's going through your head right now. No it onto cited. Battle. Anything in particular there you just waiting for that matter, how are you able to capitalize on that? Good stuff. It's just a feeling in this stadium. There's a feeling in the dugout of the net clubhouse. This is a little bit more reminiscent of last year. How closely can you guys taste this. Feels good. Really. We've been on a roll here Lali. You know, we're just trying to play good baseball and. From phone, take the lead yesterday. You win again, you now have a game and a half lead in the division. What does that say about this guys? Tire. I saw a year. We just gotta keep gone jebron funny things. Funny things turn out for us. Dave Roberts the dodgers manager said after this game that the dodgers are playing their best baseball at the most important time. At the end of the night, the dodgers lead the nationally west by game and a half. The brewers lead the rates for the number one wildcard spot by two games over Saint Louis and Saint Louis is a game and a half of head of Colorado. Thanks for listening to baseball tonight scoreboard be sure to check out the baseball tonight podcast. We'll be talking with Jerry Crasnick about some awards. Marley Rivera will stop by and we check in on the Indians with Jordan bastion of MLB dot com. Thanks for listening to have a great day. Everybody. 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Starting 9 Episode 186 - Appreciating the Superstars

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Starting 9 Episode 186 - Appreciating the Superstars

"One Eighty six, it. Is The Dallas? Birthday after she birthday Dallas have buddy, you can't fake that kind of enthusiasts. Can't it's just coming in hot on a damn birthday. It's Dallas brains birthday today a lot of birthdays lot of birthday say but none more important than Dallas Braden's. It's your age what season. after doing some quick math here I of is my age thirty, seven, season thirty, seven, age. Thirty Self Holy Shit Yeah that's crazy. It is it is I. Got To tell you. I. Didn't think I would be here not at thirty seven now know where do you think you'd be? White hope to still be on a baseball field somewhere at thirty seven no your left hand you're not mark burleigh. Three years of this career would have been spent like logging thirty six innings. You. Know like twenty punch outs ongoing getting the lefty. This would have been like the back end of an extension that the as regretted. Tremendously. There's nowhere to put me. Yeah. But the fans like him. Yeah. He's basically a mascot were paying him for the Jersey sales. At this point, we're kinda recouping some of the costs to put them out on the field it is it is what it is. You know maybe you probably be like the first like two way player like not like Shohei. Ohtani where it's like he's a pitcher in a position player like hell pitch and then to recoup some of the cost will be on the broadcast and the days between his starts while also be I will just be breaking down look if it's a blowout seven runs or more, I'm allowed to just head up to the booth. Really not the end of it's close ballgame they let me just go up to the booth because prompt my phone you're not gonNA pitch either ring probably isn't for me so I yeah yeah. No I feel it. Yeah. That's actually a good idea. Maybe you could go back to them now and be like, Hey, since the rosters have expanded, we're not talking twenty five anymore if you guys get to like. Forty active or like forty plus active like if we're allowed to do like the sixty man pool is all active Gimme a shot. So I've got my bullets ball strike zone tow with me that thing makes the trip every time I go northern cal. So I feel like at any point in time I could showcase what I have in the gas tank and leave no doubt I could go get you out. Now like if I have the ability to to move it up like I, don't know forty five feet or so like that's right. I'm there you've. Also you've also been crushing the Peleton So I would you say that you feel better physically today compared to the day that you retired or were you were you still just because you're in your actual professional athlete? Window, that you were in better shape than you are now I was shredded and could run like a fucking dear your like a deer and. Now, that's just not the case lob still shredded Sorry about that. Not As. Near as big as as I was walking around hundred ninety pounds, almost two hundred pounds, and now I'm like one fucking seventy, five, one, eighty like just a little bit of a shell of us of of myself. So I not so much these days. The PELETON has has really up the game. That really has it S. it s I. saw you Pukhan shot up pellet John Shot at the Palatine we got a lot to get into on this particular episode. I. Wish you happy birthday you're GONNA. Congratulate me on break in the biggest baseball story yesterday. ooh, that the because you know I didn't know what angle you were taking here because you've you've setting yourself I'm breaker reactor Yada News Breaker. No I, agree with that. So here here's let me let me just clarify I'm not a news breaker, but I can break news shirl I like you're not. You're not attract star, but you could run track right? It's like I've been telling people you know they've been asking me like, oh no laser Ramon suspension what's like and all I can tell you is From what I know or understand maybe three to four games but that's right. That's just me. Breaker telling you that right? Yeah me neither it's just kinda like a situation where. I love the audience, all of the grounds crew I love baseball fans. So I mean, if something comes across my way, I feel like a news breaker would look for news to break whereas a guy like me if maybe this information is offered to me, unsolicited Kuam I to deny the audience of that information right that's where that comes from and you do your level best. You do your homework. And you make sure that the sources are credible in the source. The source is I'm sure that you. Were dealing with her more than credible it. Cheryl's like like almost says the tint of like straight from the horse's mouth type stuff and that's exactly what you look for ingrained bias. Meanwhile reporting one thousand percent you know it's I was excited because I saw Jeff Passan Derek the news. That he had found out from you. Yeah. You know essentially is kind of how that's how I took that tweet Jeff. I'm not sure if that's how you meant it but that's exactly how I took. It was hey I'm Jeff Passan pretty Sweden my job however. Completely got my pants. Blow it off here. By one jared corrobos. Day It was with the force of a rocket. Off when it comes to nailing this story, Joe Kelley suspended five I mean, that's yeah. That's how I took it. I don't know if that's how he means. Well, the Jeff Passan to his credit. He gets it. You'd when the second that I saw the second that I put the story out there and then I saw passing obviously gave me credit as like there's no chance Ken Rosenthal is going to me there's no chance John Hayman's GonNa site me Bob Nightingale to his credit he did but the national guys they fucking hate with a poison having to credit Barstool or me it's specifically anybody. Given love to anybody that ain't them if it ain't for the brand and I don't know though 'cause like a guy like Rosenthal like he's got no problem citing other A. Credible writers and then he'll eat if there's if there's like fuck in I'm GonNa. I'M GONNA. Need that clipped off if there's other like Joe blow like random dudes on reddit that had it I he has no problem like being like, yeah. fucking. Joey bag a donuts fucking three, eight, five, seven, five on. Reddit brea had this story I but if I do it no, no, no no, he wants as because what's joy back donuts got to do with what can Rosenthal's doing right he could ask joey bag a donuts of bone and Jobe D is jobe. It's it's not a it's not a big deal to him. That's going to be the one and only nugget he's GonNa on Earth and give to the world and Everybody throw, jobe here. Love give him a shot. He's a cute fan. This guy give them a follow on twitter you on the other hand. Yonhap. Not. Give me that shine trying to hold us back Dallas. They don't WanNa. See US win. They don't WanNa. See US win. It's try to keep Juan Soto in in the yard. It's like he can't do that. You did you see did you see my take that? I tweeted the other day about pull homers versus Otto tacos yet don't agree I mean. I. Understand. We don't agree. No. No I know it's because You're on a pulled homer, a pulled homer. Can look significantly farther than it is, and that's where you're going is the aesthetics the way it just looks off the bat the way the swing looks the way. The Finnish looks at home plate like that's the opportunity to pose a guy up and you know solid backflip wherever you might be coming from that. When I think about a home run just looking tasty I think about think about a home run that Chris Davis hit last year like Willie? Dallas. Another fucking Oakland a's story. Here's the take home message. He's right handed any hit this ball into the second bucking deck at the Ballpark in Arlington. And he hit with Topspin you know who else does that Joey Gallo Joy Gallows, left-handed folks enjoy Gallo. Only does that jeered if he's hitting a poll side homer. So when I see Chris David is talking about a rare occurrences though pull homers or just like they just make you feel like. When you can you can at least admit to this. Poll homer squared up off the bat. You can tell it's gone opposite field. You're Kinda like. Like I need to know that's what gets me that little like off the bat it's not. It's not about how eventually how far goes like knowing that it's gone on contact is what does it for me and the only person I'll see if you can get this year because he's he's starting nine alumni. Hold on before you even before you even go any farther. Say. It and then. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. Say this does his name start with an M. Now. Okay. All right. Well, then continue the only. The only person that I can recall off the top my head that would hit opposite field homers. That, you could tell off the. fucking smoked and gone and and it still gave me the scam sort of like jolt of energy that pull homer does. He's a lefty. Yali he's retired. WHO'D YHOMBI? Javi on this show do not have jobe. No maybe I'd love to have him though because we talked. Maybe. That was the conversation we were having in the bar the night before. Okay maybe. Lefty what Jim Thome e and we had told me on this. We're the fucking. You're getting these names trump. We've never interviewed. Jim thome me. Thirty seven years of just frying brain cells. Dow's Brayden thinks that we've interviewed Jeff. Job Jim Thome e just never happened just never have. We'll think we've been in the same room together once teammate and the other guy and I know Jim so. Bad conversations with them No I know him. He's in my phone books I. Think That means that we've interviewed him on the PODCASTS. A. Retired lefty hits. No doubter opposite field homers off the bat just crushes them. Wow And we interviewed him on this podcast. How many people have we interviewed on this podcast that have been like? Play retired. Rob Dick with no question. No question like when I tell you, you're going to be like how faulk Ike I knew that. Oh. It's within the last year. What a? James. Loney. I'M Over the phone I was like we I remember we met him. A Win Yeah, we I think the interview is a phone. We. Met Him in person at the winter meetings. Yes. Yes. Which is also where we interviewed this person you idiot. I i. feel like if I had asked you this question on any day, but your birthday where you had already started drinking. Like Twenty Bong rips in like. Nine Am. The answer is Ryan Howard. Oh Shit. Big? Piece. Yeah Ryan our that dude when he would hit opposite field tanks you knew it you knew it but he was also one of those guys were when he fucking pulled him Yenk. Them and they would go in the third deck. So this is what I was. GonNa say is there's a guy alumni starting nine now who hits pull side homers and he doesn't have a backflip. But the way he lays the back down or the way he finishes. From poolside. Like really Mike Strength Skiing you way. Yes. Just 'cause he's short to the baseball boom and then just lays the back down like it's almost like a fucking. I I don't i. don't even know how to explain it. It's like maybe. I don't know maybe after a long night at the bar, you come home you've struck out and you're the you're the bathroom trying to start that skin fire and it's been. Smoking for like twenty minutes and finally violate you could start to feel the heat rise and eventually. Achieve combustion and you're like. Oh. It. was just so quick and so short but so worth it. That's where yes. On on the poolside homer backdrop. Meat is just like, oh And it's over but he was like, fuck. You earned it. You absolutely. Yeah. Just like astros and twenty seventeen earn it earned history. Did you. I. Know that we were GonNA talk about the. Home but you hear this Joe Kelley podcast. No Joe Kelley went on chicken strip. He went on stripling podcasts and just aired it out You gotTA here I. GO LISTEN TO IT I. Think we're going to get him next week. I I know whether we usually tease guests that we haven't like a hundred percent lockdown but like I'm pretty sure, Joe. Kelly is gonNA come with the podcast next week. Yeah, we're working on it or working the phones on that one. But go listen to stripling podcast Joe Kelley because he pulls no punches like users Kinda like Talking about the process of the suspension and the fines. and His history sort of with with being in these hearings you know like like a guy that's defends himself usually I guess like if a player gets suspended or fined or something like that, and you go to appeal it, it's rare for the player to actually show up in the the hearing. Joe. Kelley. Went he went when he got suspended in two thousand eighteen for the BRA, the Yankees and He was present for the appeal, the happened yesterday eight games five games, and yeah, this is. This is going to be one of those things where we kinda look back on it and whenever whenever there's like a hearing earn appeal you want to reference things that happened before as a precedent to either defend yourself or to double down on the decision that's been made, and if you at this case. With Joe Kelly, like what type of precedent are you sending when? He didn't. Hit anybody he didn't fight anybody and the whole thing with like Ramon Laureano getting five games and you know maybe perhaps that's three or four games. Now he charged the dugout. So there was physical contact Joe Kelley walked away from the problem which was Carlos Correa. So he you know this whole thing about goal you can't and the fucking brawls and you can't have these like bench-clearing incidents like well, he all he did was like make a funny face so he got. I've games for making a funny face. What type of precedent does that set? Well, that's where the effort for Manfred was what it was and I told you why it was what it was. He told us what was going to happen should something like what Joe Kelley did with air quotes would happen right and you can't throw it these guys. I'm GonNa make this suspension hurt. I'm going to do it because you're gonNA throw it these guys based on. The protection granted them. We're going to have an issue if you throw at these guys. And we end up with a benches clearing brawl. Well, I told you that that can't happen because of the pandemic. So you taking this action would effectively ignite. Two of the instances that I've told you I will fucking crucify you for if you do something that leads us to either a brawl with the Astros because you've been thrown at these guys or a brawl period in baseball because we're amidst global pandemic and we just can't do that. So Joe, Kelley? Shows up. Takes. issue. and. Let's few of them. Go view view breaking ball, spit out of the back of his hand, and he throws a pouty face at some guys and now he's wearing an eight Gamer and then has to get it reduced by game all for what adjust laid out no contact with anyone no benches cleared every every. Good. He walked away from fee walked away from the. Yes he didn't hit anyone and he. got. It, you've got to put that. You've got to put the parameters upto jarred and that's what you got to understand is. If you've already been on the record as rob Manfred was about telling you what's going to come if you do something like this and what's GonNa come if you do something like that, he had no choice just like whether you like it or not. He had no choice but to grant the astros players immunity to get the answers he wanted and the error has come in not understanding. That you were going to create this shield this bubble around the astros that everybody would be lining up to penetrate. If you're not going to allow the game to shake itself out to an extent, if you're constantly going to be popping up and given the astros a skirt to hide behind, then there's going to be issues. Guys are just like you know instead of the bully picking on you on the playground, the boy going to be waiting for you at the bus, stop the boys. Now GonNa Follow you home, and that's because around every corner you set up these protections you've got the principal's office on notice you've got the yard duty teacher on not everybody's looking out for it. and. You're guarding it. If you didn't know that that was coming. Well, that's your fault and yours alone and end, and that's where the Joe Kelley should comes from is he's trying to prevent continued head hunting and I don't mean throwing out the actual head I? Mean trying to throw it an astro and he doesn't want any more situations like you saw between the as in the Astros because we don't need one team two teams fourteen is not playing baseball like the St Louis Cardinals are not playing baseball. Yeah. There's there's two things two points I want to bring up from the Joe Kelley interview that he did. You actually mentioned one of the words. Spitting. Yeah Joe Kelley brings up an interesting point where he gets hit with a games four missing them, and then walking away and then making a funny face eight games for that, which is now. Five Carlos Correa I mean like they talk about how the severity of the corona virus and we wanNA limit all this Carlos Correa spits. Spit at the dodgers nothing. Nothing and like it, you know you you talk. Like Alex Cintron and Joe Kelley as to people that incited it like they got like Cintron didn't do like all did was in sight. Ramon Laureano Twenty Games Joe. Kelley makes a face. At the Astros in. Carlos Correa Eight Games. 'CAUSE Korea's pits at the dodgers, which is a inciting. You've already suspended two people essentially for inciting and you said, no spitting no gum chewing tobacco like because of the corona virus young, you have cameras spitting at the other teams. So let me zero games punishment nothing but find nothing. Let me play devil's advocate here. Jimmy some past history for Carlos Correa You can't I don't think it's necessary like if you're if you're gonNA say your opinion on whether it's necessary or not does it mean Dick Right now when we're talking about this I'm trying to ask you. There's no history for Carlos Correa. So him spitting or whatever is kind of like his first offense and you're GonNa say, Dallas, the side stealing the no no, he was granted immunity for that. So as far as being on the record about any transgressions, any history with you you said, what was it I don't know if you're on the air now but you said you got we were talking about our when you said you got like a nice little letter like a warning. From the League how how how does he not even get that? Won't that's I again. Because you're talking about from this last instance from him spitting or would like if you're going to say if you're gonNA take this seriously and say, Hey, the corona viruses real. We don't want any bench-clearing incidents we're going to be social distancing like they specifically mentioned spitting and he spent the team like that's at least a warning shirt and if that did happen he that's not public information the only reason you know. About what I went through and had to happen to me is because I told you that doesn't get released to the media that's not even available to the media that is an house in be a MLB Commissioner's office communication. That's not what that is. So if that did happen, we would know about it the idea about Joe Kelley though and the suspension and the more God eight games that is coming from again. A place where Joe Kelley has been identified as a guy with some history regarding policing the game. Then when Manfred has shown that that's hill, he is willing to die on. Now you're already in the crosshairs, Joe Kelley because you have history, and now you're even more in the crosshairs because I told you don't throw at these kids. and. Now, you're even more of the crosshairs because I told you. If you throw these kids, it's going to cause a brawl and we can't have bitches clear during a pandemic. So Joe Keller Having History Joe Kelley doing two things that he was told not to do. Because it would result in what happened is why Joe Kelley War, what he wore initially and why it's down to five games for Cintron? That guy had history. He wasn't granted immunity per se. The. Commissioner's Office. Knows what they know about him and his involvement the video was what it was. There's no. Denying. What that guy was doing on the top step. So if you're looking for any correlation between Manfred reaction. Regarding the individual who has history? He's stayed consistent in that regard with Joe Kelly wearing the Gamer and cintron wearing the twenty Gamer. Knowing that there's history with those guys. Yeah. And in the last kind of big point to take out of Joe Kelley interview with Chicken Strips very very very passionately defends Alex Cora. He Wa in doing. So comes after the astros players. Who had immunity that rat it out and scapegoated other people that cost those individuals, their jobs and their ability to provide for their families so That's when you look at the incident with the with Joe, Kelly Houston Astros, and the individuals that happened with like he's not throwing at a Michael Brantley who wasn't there in two thousand seventeen like this is not an individual that was granted immunity to talk about what happened in two thousand, seventeen, he threw at Carlos. Correa. Who is there in a big player and Alex Bregman who was a big player and he was there So when he's talking about this, he's like I just I don't have respect for he's like you know. If they have like immunity that's fine like you guys can like your. He basically talked about accountability like if I did that I own up to it but these guys. They just they ratted out other people in exchange from unity and those people lost their jobs and obviously Joe Kelley played for Alex Cora in Boston. He says, I love him like a like a member, my family, and now he's talked about how you know AC's daughter had to change schools because she was getting harassed by people because of what happened to her dad. And like that's that's fucking heartbreaking shit to here. So you could understand why a guy like Joe Kelley who loves Alex Cora knows his family would be extra upset. At players like Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa who in exchange for immunity would have to go and rat out. Individuals like Alex Cora and that doesn't mean that that like Alex Cora as more guilty than Bregman and Korea or vice versa doesn't mean anyone's more guilty than another party at just means that Kelly's ethics. They reflect a way to be like. If I did it I don't up to it talk about it versus like Hey I'm just gonNA rat other out of the people. So I don't get in trouble. Yeah. He's explaining to you the dynamic of that relationship and how you would feel if Alexkor was allowed back in baseball along the same time line that Brian and Carlos Correa and other individuals were allowed in baseball we wouldn't be having this conversation because Alex? Cora. Would have the ability to do what these other individuals are doing, which is earned that living It would be the same because they're in the same boat as far as who offended. By the was the player that was receiving the benefit or it was the coach who was receiving the benefit because of the production of the player. However, you WanNa to look at that. They're all is guilty as each other. You're fortunate part is there's individuals that are paying the price for and look you know what happens is. People hear things people don't like the way that they get painted into a picture. People don't like that kind of stuff and that's that's what happens when you do things that Garner that attention you make peace with it and you got to move on and. I think Alex Cora has done that to an extent. You hear things things still might fiery up. You still might have opinions about him. That doesn't mean that guys. have. The have the free rein to just hammer individuals and leave individuals out in the win and I think that's Joe Kelly he's coming from as he feels like guys like Alex Cora. who had to fall on the sword? Though, just as guilty as other ones are paying a steeper penalty for that and that doesn't set well with guys that just doesn't and you understand right and there's extra incentive to be upset when you're Joe Kelley and a team that you're on twenty seventeen when the astros were cheating. That Red Sox got eliminated by the dodgers. That's why John Hayman's fucking idiot when he was like Joe Kelley wasn't even on the dodgers in In two, thousand, seventeen, I said dodgers by meant Astros. Joe John Heyman said Joe Kelley wasn't even on the dodgers twenty seventeen when they got eliminated by the Astros. No. But he was on the Red Sox who got limited by the Astros and then he also has the personal relationship with Alex. knows. What's going on behind the scenes with him and his family? So of course, he's GonNa take it upon himself to exact revenge. That's the type of guy that Joe is like Joe is the type of guy. That will take a bullet for you. If if that loyalty is is a is a two way street, and with see it's a two way street as pertains to Joe Kelley So I think that that's just what you saw. There is a guy that was like, all right, fuck these guys and he took action, and now he's sent out for five games, which by the way that sucks because he's already on the injured list and you are not allowed to serve your suspension, you cannot serve your suspension while you're on the injured list. So Joe Kelley essentially is looking at ten days in the Android five day a five game suspension. So he'll. Basically be gone for twenty, five percent of the season. So. Alex when you're listening to this. Joe Loves you. That's that's what it is. I mean. It's I'm sure you do the same for me Dallas. Would you? That's that's a question that none of my teammates have ever had to ask yeah. Yeah, you'd like someone up with all that eighty six. That's that's. I'm the team. The guys are like, no no no we'll get somebody else like I. Appreciate the willingness to however we need to send a message. We want it to mean something we wanted to actually to just catch it and throw it back at you. More, about protecting you. Aaron. Judge the Fox. Going on Buni. Doing over here Buni is I mean standard just be honest the standard hockey injury update right lower body tightness. Can you be a little more specific? Yeah. When I say lower body I, mean his entire fucking lower body when would start at the hips will go down to the quads all the way through the ham he's down into the cavs. Yes. So a really Aaron judge the Centaur. The sham inside of him feels great lower-half. It's the the horace part horse half that is just not doing well, right? Yeah. So the Yankees had an off day first of all last week and they played in Tampa so you're on the turf that's the excuse that we're using I guess. That's real. That's real. That's real off day on Monday and then on Tuesday, he gets taken out in the sixth inning. this eventually I think it was like nine three ball game or something like that, and it became nine six of the answer is very much like a winnable ballgame for the braves. Aaron Boone. Takes Aaron judge out of the game then after the games ago you know we were just we're just rested him because we had a big lead and we played in Tampere over the weekend and the turf can really be tough on the Laura half, and you know lineup card comes out on Tuesday. No Wednesday lineup card comes out on. Wednesday no. Aaron judge and Aaron Boone is asked about Aaron Judge's ability to play against the red sox on Friday and he couldn't even commit to that. So which one is it only is it that you're arresting him because He played in Tampa. Name even though it's now Tuesday and you had an off on Monday or is he hurt and then we kinda get the information of it's it's a lower half the lower half in what this says to me says, lower back to me is what says you can talk about Hampshire you can you can. We can list the anatomy if you'd I think that's kind of what they did. Yeah. His hands little time will calf little little toe injury. What happens is that lower back tightens up from standing around on that turf and your lower back tightens up your hamstrings tighten up your handmaid's tighten up its kinetic chain right and so this is something. This is something I. Think we got to pay a little more attention to jared. Because if it starts at the lower back and starts working its way down. And we know how rotational the game of baseball is. And we know Aaron judge unfortunately has battled some of these injuries. That kept him out of the lineup and off the field. I don't like this. I don't like this heading. No I'm a New York Yankee Fan. No, I mean. We've already got stanton on the. Shelf. Yeah. I mean talk that's a month minimum. Right? We're talking about the twin towers. Talking about these guys who the month minimum. But again, I'm not really like I could look at this as a Yankee Fan and say. I expected stand to go down at some point I expected judge to go down at some point like those things unfortunately are given on an annual basis. I'm kind of looking now at like Dj Lemay being like that's the do that's GonNa, play all sixty games he's going to carry this offense. The offense has never really been a problem for the Yankees. It's always been. All right. What am I gonNA get out of the starters not name Garrett Cole. Like what am I going to get out of those guys because if this team's GonNa win a championship, the reason why we don't is because of the guys in the rotation not named Garrett Cole because. That was the model last year was besides like the savages and the whole thing it was next man up it was. All right. We have fucking Mike Talk Men we Mike Ford like they plugging play these guys Gio Shelhah The Yankees can afford. They have an embarrassment of riches where they can lose Giancarlo Stanton who hit fifty nine home runs a couple years ago you lose that guy no big deal Aaron judge since sets the rookie single season home run record we lose that guy no big deal in US put someone else out there they called Clint Frazier fucking, Bang Homerun I came. It's it they. They have an embarrassment of riches offensively to be able to absolve absorb these injuries. I'm still looking at the rotation not sold on it. The bullpen is nails whatever but yeah, and is it wrong to say that you expect both of those like everything that has happened to this point has been expected the offense is still going to be great. You expect to Stanton judge injuries like noser inevitable. Those are just GonNa. Come you. It's just a matter of what point in the season you're going to see him and the question marks in the rotation beyond Garrett. Cole everything. A Ox has been checked like less than twenty games into the season, Yup? No, that's there's no other way to assess the Yankees that is their reality writing. and. That's why you see the question marks around Paxton. City stuff. What are we gonNA guys are getting excited when he pops ninety four now it's It's everything that you know the Yankees to be. And it's all right there in front of you if the lineup is going to have any success, it's going to be doing part chided the two guys that are out of the lineup right now or to the as you said, the next man up mantra succeeding. I think they ran out of that magic dust. If that's what they're relying on this year, I'll say that if the Yankees are relying on the next man up there to just carried them through. Not Going to happen I can't agree at. I. Know that. I'M GONNA I'm gonNA sound like a Yankees Honk but that's just not the case like Mike Ford like who the fuck is. Mike Ford Right. But he he's a professional hitter. He comes in there and he gets the job done Dj. Lemay. Mayhew wakes up in pisses three hit games. That's just what he does. Mike Talk, men delivers in the clutch like these are guys that like NGO or shallow apparently according to a rod is the best third Baseman in Major League baseball where the fuck did he'd come from so. Yeah you WANNA say next man up like usually when you hear that Ma tre from a professional sports yet means what is thought were the intended players are done and then the players are coming in well, guess what the Yankees be players are lot better than some of the players out there on your teams. But those guys showed up last year that that's that's my point. is they almost to the world series outstanding but they were the replacement guys or whatever they were the plug in play guys last year you're not. Now, you're not those guys who if anybody is going to refer to you as the best anything in the game. Whether they are accurate or just have lost. That that, not a backup anymore you're not sneaking up on anybody that means you're not a fucking plug and play if anybody Jin evaluate you as the best anything you're not a plug and play any longer. So my point is now if those guys don't perform. To their plug and play expectations of last year and what they got last year what do they become then then what are you? Because you don't have the depth because the depth where you're and play guys. Lies have graduated to being full-fledged. Yankees having earned their pinstripes, how what happens if they start to falter and and you need some plug and play guys. Where he at now? Yeah. I mean but even still like it's you know, Luke, voight. Him fucking. Rockets are you are you putting the lack of success on the shoulders of Mike Talk men and might forego buck if these guys would've been who we thought they were. Is that the conversation you're having? No. So that's my point is you can be enamored with the success that they had. Bursting onto the scene while they're here, they're on the scene they're going to be on the scene what does their presence? What does their consisted presence mean? Is it a threat or is it more of a let's see how that pans out over one of you know over sixty not one, sixty, two for me I'm in the let's see how that pans out can jill or show put the Yankees on his back channel Mike Ford Dj. Who can jerk can might forget you forget about Aaron. Judge is my Tottenham Me GonNa. Make you okay with Giancarlo Stanton, not being back. They were lie here because of the production you got well, this is a new fucking year right but to to answer some of those questions. Like it's going to be combined. There's no one guy that's gonNA. Make you forget about another one guy or when you're talking about like Aaron Judge, John Carlos Stanton going down about like. Can a guy like Dj Lemay mayhew can a guy like clint frazier like combined to make you be all right. Well, we're not losing that much offensive department because look at what these guys are doing like Luke, voight is obviously. He's having like another year where he's hitting the fucking piss out of the ball glacier hasn't really gotten going yet like Hick started to like figure it out very recently. So they're just so deep where I'm trying to think of like an equivalent of a team where you know like they have like two boppers and if those guys just part than the whole fucking offenses is screwed the Yankees aren't that team I guess they have to big boppers. But the lineup is so deep to where it's like even if you like if Aaron Judge and Giancarlo, Stanton are considered. Like A, one hundred on the offensive scale you're still replacing them with like sixty five seventy guys. You know what? I mean I understand what you're saying but now you need those sixty, five seven. To be performing at the same time, turn Aaron judge can come in and quoted team on his back for two weeks. Giancarlo Stanton can come in and put his team on his back for two weeks. I don't know that. Dj Lemay who can do that? Oh, he's doing it. He's doing it I guess what I guess. What I'm trying to say is like say, hypothetically, will you lose stanton and judge for the next month and the Yankees have a record that's at five hundred or below over that span of time I think if you look at the numbers, you will find that the reason why they had that record was not because the offense it was more because the starting pitching beyond Ercole will and and. Just think about what that lineup looks like minus and Aaron Judge. And Is Different Giancarlo Stanton very different because now you are telling me that Clint Frazier will be answering the bell every day on a consistent basis with a Mike talk man and you're telling me that consistent production out of those two guys is going to be what carries the New York Yankees and that may be the case with this little if jared. If it's consistent because you need clint frazier a unproven. Tell at this point in time to be as productive as you would hope, any bench player with time under his belt to be in this scenario, and you're asking that a young guy who hasn't been given the opportunity, some would say to fully try to take. A starting role or be handed the opportunity to take a starting role from someone. Vincent misuse find him on the bench and he's just not able to get comfortable. That's who you're looking for that sixty five seventy grade production out of from here on out. Death we'll see we'll see. I. I think with the Yankees. Yankees this much this this is reveal is pretty revealing I think with the Yankees it's one of those things where you don't have to worry about this until October like the cold the answers to the questions that were asking right now will not be answered until October like they're still GonNa win the division it doesn't really matter. It's it's do they have what it takes to get past? Team X because I don't think the team is going to be the astros this year like who's the team like the Minnesota twins like the Yankees are GonNa, fuck into the throttle, the Minnesota twins like they do every postseason we don't know the answer to that question either I, think the Minnesota twins are a better team this year than they were last year but we'll see. We'll see how that lines up it's going to be a very interesting postseason and I guess we have to wait and see. Does. Giancarlo Stanton comeback does Aaron judge bag what what are these were these injuries and and and how does how do they directly impact the New York Yankees in their path to a world series? We'll see we will see enter Benintendi fell down and he's on the Angeles. What happened. I third base coach a little late. Now I think he just blow out a tire he was round and second. It wasn't even like there was a stutter step or anything like that. He kinda just blew out a tire landed on his ribs and now he's on the injured list but. I've got a question and can does intrepidity. Does he have a new girl I don't think he does does he have the same grover? No I think he's he's single Benny Right now. Okay. Single Benny Right now down which is I. Think it's a I. think that's part of the problem I mean Benny Boyfriend was unbelievable in two, thousand, eighteen and. Not. He's just he's statistically I think for players who qualify at the time this injury was statistically the worst hitter in baseball. That's tough. Yeah that's so now it's not a red sox have many. Many is it safe to say the Red Sox don't have the plug and play luxury of maybe the New York Yankees Jerry I think I think it's safe to say that the Boston Red Sox are going for the first pick in the draft. It is. It is about as bad of a brand baseball as you take in right now. Yeah it's it's the worst. I think I'll only the arts might have a worse record than the red sox right now that's unnecessary. You didn't need to do that. They are a godawful baseball team and the red. SOX are right there with the Pittsburgh pirates and that's when you know that's what you know that. Don't have any hope just give up and I'm ready for I'm ready for the draft. I'm ready for June I'm ready for Omaha and I can't wait. Let's go Nebraska. It's GONNA be. Let's go BRASSICA. That's GonNa be good time. I can't wait for that number one pick. Justin verlander. is going to be throwing soon, and this is on the heels of that report where he was done for the year that got walked back in an age where players can just hop on the old twitter machine and be like, Hey, solid. You wrote it's fucking wrong full. Yeah Yeah Hey take your. Sources and show up your ass. I'm not out for the season. So he's GonNa be throwing soon. Astros needed. Obviously they they won last night but they've. Then, formed well, at all this year, I've got to tell you I went on a radio show in Texas of boy in Houston. And it doesn't producer told me before he said, hey have some fun bu and have some fun. Any. Said bring the heat and I said Oh. That's. Easily do not an issue. No problem and I made it very apparent very quickly that they're just not who you want them to be anymore. that could change with Justin verlander Justin Burland or is a guy who could berry well, change the narrative of your ball club should he won be on it and should he to be healthy and that is what I said the minute Justin verlander went down was what we talk about. This is going to be here for the season Nope doesn't look like it's looking good for the postseason. Should they be there? No, both you know who will be there for the postseason should that be a thing that's going to be just in Berlin? He is going to do anything ever. The can to get himself back and be ready to help his club. Should they be able to fight and get to a spot when this is all said and done where they have a chance at another ring Justin Berliner is not going to let that go by on his watch without him doing something about it but I told the Astros right told the the radio host said. Well. Who Do you think you are though without him like you you can't. You're not confident in what you're running out there. They're superman without the Cape and I know that because you're asking me what I think it how I feel about your club without a Justin verlander and you're doing that because you know who you are without a just ver- lender you know you're not a threat. You know there's nothing really for anybody else to worry about because you're watching Zach, grieg hand the ball to Lance mccullers hand the ball to tyler? Rogers. There's you know this is maybe that's what you're talking about. Dallas assist that point in the rotation is that point in the bullpen? Yet. This would be that point so I'm all for. Justin bieber lender. Melting this comeback. I'm all for him. Playing captain CEO at you need him to baseball needs the bag guy and it's almost weird because like the Yankees are considered the bad guy like you you need. You need the bad guy at a save you from the bad guy it's almost like the astro. WHO We all we've already seen this twice now we've seen a showdown of the Yankees and the Astros in the American American League Championship series but. Who would? Like. America who does America want to see in the world series less it's gotta be the Astros Right? So you'll. It's like you have JEB people hate the Yankees rooting for the Astros or vice versa like what's the lesser of two evils? I. Think. The lesser of two evils is the Yankees and that's Absolutely I don't know I think especially like what the Yankees represent like we fucking we shave our beards and we fucking wear pinstripes to work and we're business like that's what people hate the spending three hundred and fifty billion dollars on Garrett Cole where you got people out of work like what the Yankees represent is not what like blue collar America can get behind but that's what they also don't like football or the answer is it I think they would want the world to explode before they rooted actually rooted for either one of those teams they want the Yankees there because. Everything that you've just described about the Yankees are the things and characteristics of their approach that we have all come to accept that that are just just like the Sun rising and setting jared, the Yankees will spend top dollar on top free agents and laugh at you for having an argument about how they're championship wasn't homegrown. They don't give a fuck. The banner hangs just. The same to them as it should anybody in this day and age. So if you're asking me, who do I WANNA see a world series based on what it could do for the fans and who the I think the fans want WanNa see a Garrett Cole on the big stage and they would love to know the Houston Astros have missed out on something that they feel. They cheated baseball fans and teams out of during their run with as Championship Compensation Championship attention the stardom that comes with it. There's a lot of things jared that you just can't give back. The Astros gained during that run and there's a lot of people who are just not willing to cast that aside sweep that under the road and be okay with it. They're just. I guess we'll see I mean I again I don't think it's fair at this point to just pencil in the Astros and the Yankees and the American League Championship series. There's a team. Oh, no Oakland. That's. Pretty Damn baseball this year, I'll be losing two out of three the angels who aren't very good iron and you know the Minnesota twins deserve a Lotta respect The Tampa Bay rays I feel like haven't really turned on yet but they should be a team that is is feels a lot more threatening than they have and you can't let. The formats against the Boston red sox trick either because the red sox fucking suck. Anything that any team does against the red SOx should not be admissible in court. It should be what you do against every other team in the American League besides the Boston Red Sox because they are the fucking worst baseball team in the late every team looking at their schedule should really think about who they're getting after they played. The Red Sox. So if the team that's coming into town just got out of Boston or just had Boston lead look out because there's a good chance. There's a good chance they're seeing the ball really well. Yeah and that could be problematic that could definitely be problematic. I. Mean that team Fuckin- sucks I. I. IF I made it official by the way did I tell you it's official. Have you have you canceled the season yet? Yeah. Oh. No Yep. The IPAD YUP that's fucking bad. It's right there. I I don't WanNa. Hear the broadcast I don't see what's going on like I barely WanNa see what's going on like you don't deserve to be on a fucking television screen. That's how much of an embarrassment I actually you know what I'm going to put them on I'm GonNa. Put them on tonight. But? It's only watch tyler glasnovic throttle that line shove it up their ass. You know we we should day where I'll watch the red sox for you and I could just tweet you like this. What's happening? Just kind of what's I. I would love if you could do that this weekend but I gotta get on a fucking train to New York. City. To do a live stream for Garrett Cole shoved his fist up my ass on Friday night. Like I don't need that like. Really need me to go all the way to New York for that. It's a one night trips not even like I'm staying for the weekend I'm literally getting on a train Friday morning going to New York City doing a livestream barstool headquarters Friday night for Garrett cold. Put his fist up my ass and I'm getting on the first train Saturday morning getting fuck out that godforsaken city jared going all the way to New York to get a fistful coal. Right up his ass. Christmas yet Jerry. Clause going to tickle that anus it's I. Mean it's one of those things where like I'm still paying my debt to society for two thousand, eighteen like that year was just too good and I'm happy to do it I'm happy to do it like two thousand eighteen was so good. On every level imaginable like it was just a dream scenario that I am fine with getting fisted by Garrett Cole for one night on on camera. 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Do you know what that's doing for the rest of the League stain? It's not. It's but I think. That is why we are appreciating Mike Trout more. So I think this is also an opportunity that baseball fans are realizing. We don't WANT THIS TO BE A. We know what we have until it's gone situation with my trout. Maybe we should really start listening to the people who blow this dude on the daily because he deserves it because he's somebody that we have been told for years. That is the face of our game and just because we might not see him on our tablets on the commercials and on his twitter feed. That doesn't mean. That we are not bearing witness to potentially the greatest. Athletic feet on a baseball field since they put one together. Yeah. I mean I, I know that the segments supposed to be about my trout and we'll get back to him in a second Patino whose second Major League Baseball and PS right now. Like obviously Charlie Blackman's number one. But like do you know his number two? S. Yeah. I was very surprised. I. Mean. He's one of our guys. He's one of our guys I feel like he's another one where he's he he's not being talked about enough right now. But might actually throw you off because he's like a big name like he's also not being talked about enough right now I had no idea that he had the second highest. and. Because he's not like you'd be like all right second highest in Major League, baseball? So that means he's got to be cranking a ton of homers Soviet what Nick Cassiano, it's not Nicosia. It's not. It's not someone that's just like Franken, a ton of homer's. Right now. I. She's Yeah I. Don't even think it's evil but he is one of our guys. He's one of our guys. Second Base opie s you said. Yes the second highest in major league. Baseball. Right now I I would not guess this and it's not judge. I'M GONNA. You know wait he said he's one of our guys. So then again him I was GonNa say have you watched there's a guy out in San Francisco. He's third. Really, he's there. Yeah. Host Donovan Solano Barrels, yeah he's third. He's. He's fucking unbelievable. What about? No I'M GONNA GUESS THIS Bryce Harper Bryce Harper. Like how is he? How is he second Major, League Baseball and opium. s killed how many games he's on like? Eighteen hitting sugar something like that I mean yeah. He's hitting the ball but like you would think but I mean, it's kind of like like I would have to go back and look at his game logs but it's like if you go and look at Charlie, Blackmon game log and you said this about Lemay who wakes up pisses three Games Charlie Blackmon is that same way I feel like Bryce Harper is quietly I feel like just looking at box scores and Shit I've constantly seen like two or three. Yeah his his VP is almost fucking five hundred. So He's getting on base at ton, which obviously helps the opium S. Yeah I'm looking I'm looking at all these like counting stats like I'm looking at like extra-base hits you must just be walking down like. I'M GONNA go look this up. Now I'm going to I'm going to his game log. and. I'm just GonNa see what's he? What's he doing? He's got five extra base hits. So this is where I'm talking about. Yeah. The last four days last five day last four days. It's been. To Knox to Knox to Knox and A knock to Knox. So. It has but how many fucking doubles? What? He only has five extra base hits total. For Four homers and Jack. He has one double. Just touch him. Doing Art I don't know what's going on here but Happy form I'm happy for Bryce. Harper. That's that's one of our biggest guys that we have on the roster here it's starting nine, but back to my show for a second. I know that's why I wanted to ask what's hitting what's his average shied any burs? Like three, forty, one or something like that. I was going to stay probably hitting like booking fifty sixty. Yeah he's a right around there. But. That's why I wanted to ask you about the Mike Trout thing. I didn't know if it was just me. But did it feel like or does it feel like to you? That Mike Trout is being appreciated more. This year than in any other year that you can remember. Yes and it's because of what? I just said about the birth of his child and the narrative surrounding that I also think it was due in part to the potential of not having a Mike Trout because that was a conversation we were having. With his. Childbirth on the on the radar. Was He going to? Go for the birth of not comeback was ever going to consider starting to begin with we heard Mike. Trout. Finally, say something can have an opinion kind of on on what was going on with the cheating scandal minding for the first time might trout was as forward facing and in the public eye in conversation around baseball as he ever has been and I think that got people's attention as well like yelp because and I said this during the during the show that we did with momentum. When Mike Trout speaks. You listen and it's because you're not sure maybe you're interested in his instagram workouts maybe you're interested in life for my trout away from the field but because you don't know much about that and because he doesn't ever really say much. In regards to the climate of baseball because he's just so much better than everybody. When he does say something it's kind of like somebody has has stopped and they're they're fucking. They're fed up with watching these two idiots fumble fuck this thing let my trout come over here and show you how unlatch it where to put the whatever, and now everything falls into place and that's what I think. We got this year is Mike Trout started talking people started listening and now might trout is doing Mike Trout Shit, and people who are listening are like young is this dude always been this good like yet it's only getting worse for the competition better for us was dropped the fuck it. Would you put? The odds of starting nine landing Mike Trout at some point. Above fifty percent. ooh, above fifty percents, I'll. I'll say this. Time time can heal some things time connect change some things for. What I gather that's just from what I gather and I feel like. You know as Mike Trout tends to be appreciated on a different level. I think it's safe to say that there are some other folks that become appreciated because maybe it's the opportunity to have the the curtain peeled back on some guys and realizing that you know what? That actually all that did was make other people fall in love with this guy. All that did was change the opinion. Of. This guy for some other people. So really I'm not seeing any negative I'm not seeing a downside here to opening up and sit down and talk and shop with guys who I know love the game the way I do appreciate what I do for the game and I think there's there's an understanding now slowly but surely What that can do Four Guy, even if he somebody who is. 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Before you continue, do you think doing Bob Melvin has the chance to be like the next? Like Bobby Cox Mike Socia- guide just like just like stays with the same team forever saw I've thrown the Bruce Bochy compares out there just another name they put in that clock. And Bayer Guy. not that not that like Mike Socialism this on the same level as Bobby Cox and crews coach eastbound media. Yeah. I'm talking about like a manager the becomes like a face of the franchise type deal. And the reason I say that is because Bob Melvin has done. An incredible job of managing and balancing. The front office and being guided the players know. Has Their back and that's not easy to do especially in this era and especially in this organization the Oakland A.'s specifically when a lot of decisions are made and handed down to the field manager and from there it's his responsibility in his job to make those pieces fit right. He's got to put that puzzle together. So every day he's handed a box full of puzzle pieces and has told make it work and that's not easy. It's not an easy way to operate and Bob. Melvin does a wonderful job of that and it's appreciated by the front office and the fan base loves him the players love him so if he wants to. The Oakland area and that organization could be his I think I would like Yeah I love that it's such. A great fit really is We got play a little buy or sell right here I'm into it. Juan, Soto will end up as the best position player in its nationals. Slash Expos history you buy or sell on that. You said position player yes. So better than Brian, Harper better than Vladimir Guerrero Junior. All these are all young cats like you got to think about what this team looks like. What the history of this team looks like. We're talking guys like. Andre Dawson Right? We're talking guys like, fucking Gary. Carter were talking guys like Vlad Junior Vlad not black junior talking Vlad flat. So I'm going to say. Oh, Damn. Era Of free agency. I'M GONNA say no no, but I'm going to say as he's right now he's already in. In that conversation no has he not or he's definitely in the conversation for sugar but I, let me say this they didn't win his MVP until he left for Anaheim. So for the through the first three seasons when you take a look at Oh who Jesus Christ, how do I? How do I forget about rock rains So when you think about. Soto compared to Gary Carter. Vlad Rock Rains Andre Dawson thing about this through their first three seasons, which is what wants. Soto has a cumulus to this point. He leads all of those men in home runs runs scored. On base percentage opium. OPIATES PLOY Walker. Yeah in that conversation. But I I like maybe these other guys over over Larry? Walker. For I. Know More will. So as I mean, Bud? So as lab. Yeah but I think he went in with an angel so's Timur that's fine. But he played on this team. and. For this exercise, I'm giving you the numbers over there. First three years, which is where these individuals spent their time in the same or. On clearly Yeah a little bit of a chasm there between Uncle Clifford some other guys. But he has produced the third highest war out of those guys to this point through their first three years seven point seven war. So yeah he's he's in the conversation but. No I don't think it ends up that way, but you don't think it ends up that way because hill leave for free agency and signed somewhere else and not have the chance to. Really surpass these guys on the the Nationals Expos. Mount Rushmore. Yes. Yeah. It's not because you don't think that will end up having a better career than players X Y and Z correct paying attention to the detail. Yeah I'm going to buy it. I'm going to buy it I think. You know if they're throwing out three, hundred million at Bryce Harper as sort of like a hey, we're just let you know they're making an effort, but we don't actually want you to take this offer. Wont. So does the guy that you do make the legit like, Hey, we want you here forever type offer to. About five years until we get to that point, don't we? Unless I mean you know maybe maybe to two years from now they buy out the Arbor's and We'll put that wasn't happening harper though. No it wasn't happening with Harper but I think there's a, there's a difference I mean Harper Being Boris Guy. Shout to us. Boris guys out there I think that the nationals were probably under the impression that there's no chance that Harper was gonNA sign anything before free agency or at least at the time like if you're priore guy maybe of different I don't know maybe they legitimately make him an offer that he can't refuse kind of like what happened with Mookie Betts players changed their tone I haven't heard I haven't heard Soto talk about agency whatsoever. I mean obviously, it's a little soon for that like with Bryce Harper, we were talking about Bryce toppers free agency when he was sixteen. So it was a little bit different of a case there same organization, but a much different player much different situation both want soda. Same with with the case of Mogi Bats everyone's saying there's no fucking chance. This guy takes a contract extension he's GONNA free agency. There's no chance that you can sign him before he gets the free agency and the dodgers made him an offer. He couldn't refuse and I do I think the nationals are an organization that can afford to make one? Soto An. Offer, he can't refuse. Yes. I. Do believe they are and is wants out of the type of player that you invest that type of money in that many years in at this stage of his career. I do believe he is I think that it's like him and a Kunia like who else do you? Are you backing up that type of money truck for? Free are or pre free agency. Those are the guys I got a name for. Bat Chapman, like bad habits probably the guy that you would just back up bobby like that at platinum glove corrobos platinum glove and I'd be like he gets struggled to the other night six runs batted Ed to home runs corrobos. Did you see? Did you stay up for the game but did you fall asleep after your socks lost the what did you see the back Chapman is on the same level as Wad Solo we know he's got, where did I become an overweight east coast for parking attendant? Thank. You very knowledgeable about jumping skill but I'm just GONNA. Talk about a guy named Fernando Tease Junior. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's probably going to happen like sooner rather than later I would say I mean like a Kuna already got his his extension at least to take up. I. Think what it's go through like one year of free agency maybe something that it wasn't a ton. It wasn't like a mega deal obviously, he doesn't have to. Ask If GUAC is free at Shapur anymore Yeah. He's good to ask so. So let me ask you this because without. Real by sell Fernando Totti's junior and I'm not gonNa hit you on. The Andrea of all time contract. Does he went an MVP by twenty, twenty two. Twenty twenty two twenty, twenty kind of a wash I duNno. If you're willing to accept the MVP from him, should he get it I? Feel like that's a conversation. We can have. You know how we feel about this awards. Season Twenty twenty two gives them to legitimate chance. Show up show out next year show up show out that would be twenty, twenty year or two, thousand, twenty two that would be his MVP it so by. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Because like it's not like there's no Mike Trout of the National League so like there's There's no there's not. There's not. There's not because I can't remember I used to do this podcast with a guy who at one point time and I don't know if his his blind love or if it was just a lapse in judgment but at one point in time, he actually had mookie Betts. I. Believe rated like. Higher like he liked alike yeah. I believed that year was two thousand eighteen and I believe Mookie Betts beat out my show for the MVP that year So I was correct I didn't say Mookie Betts. was better than Mike Trout full career sample. I said Mookie Betts does better than Mike show this year and then he went on to fuck improve it. We winning MVP and a world series title conversation was about him being the same caliber player he was here he was. That year. So would be that. There's nobody else that's even in that. Even in that realm? No no, that's not what I'm saying I'm saying that in the National League, there's no there's many very, very, very good ball players in the national league, but there's not the one guy that you can pencil in for ten plus wins above replacement every single year like you're GonNa have your bellinger's your Christian Yelich as you're going to have. Now you're mookie Betts is of the National League. A- Kunia. Now Totti's there's a lot of very good talent, but there's no one guy that you could just pencil in is like all right. This guy's obviously going to beat out everyone else. So who's going to be the best player not named ex you know what I mean like any one of those guys that I just named on any given year for the next five years could win the National League me pick and that's why I. I don't know because I start. That's why I feel confident saying Totti's like, what did you say twenty twenty, two, twenty, twenty, two yeah. That I feel confident being like I'll roll the dice on that I can't guarantee it like if you say you know as Mike Shogo, winning MVP between now and twenty, twenty two, you can put a gun to my head and be like, yes. Brains out if I'm wrong the the NFL MPP conversation is really interesting because Fernando Totti's has somebody on his team. Echeverri we'll take boats from him. Yeah. In a Manny Machado not a dozen may has anything to say about it Oh my God bruised are all did you see that bat last night? Did you see that at bat last night bullied? Absolutely bullied and trust me I. Am I've been watching a lot I. Don't think I've missed a padres game yet this year and they get the big TV treatment after the Red Sox are over Donner Ciller shot Padres fans were barking backing me last night because I said dodgers pitching his been bullying Manny Machado all year and then like all he hit the grant me at the Grand Slam he hit the slam. It was like yes. But doesn't may poster is him twice and then Bruce Dr? All embarrassed him on three straight pitches. So you can have your Grand Slam. But when you get poster is three times I would say that ways that Grohl AB is the very definition of an undressing your. Yes. Night you're as bad down in on the block no chance it's hundred zero. Paint no movement with movement and that's the thing is it's arm side movement Jer. Dovan darted down left or right exactly. It's a hundred nineteen inches away played seventeen inches. It's hundred nineteen inches away until fifty nine point eight feet away, and then it bucket darts towards the corners nips the block you had no shot, and then he throws a slider that would've went behind a left-handed hitter. Manny Machado, for what just kept me the Fuck Outta here? Exactly. I know I have to accumulate three strikes and and I just want that to happen now. So let's do this fucking over whistle. Yeah it was it was something to behold But Yeah I like the Fernando I'm buying effort and tease for winning MVP. Tony Twenty Ramon Laureano is one of the ten best outfielders overall Major League Baseball thank you for acknowledging that. You buying or selling that I'm buying that. You are. Buying as. Obviously. It's an early season. There's no way. There's a way now I'm saying there's no way you're buying that. That's crazy. Oh yeah he's a he's a top as we sit right now I believe he's in the top five of every defensive statistical category for an outfielder. But. There's no reason that Remo Laura Outlook he's he was I. I. Believe he was I in twenty eighteen in Centerfield assists. Second. I believe in twenty nineteen last year Yeah there's there's. How is he not? How is How is he not I mean and the Guy Makes Shit look easy on a level that we haven't seen in a long time like the home run that he robbed yesterday. Brian Goodwin that was about as casual and whole home of a robbery of a home run where a guy has to climb the wall and elevate and reach over the fence he did that all like. The first he checked when he landed the ground jeered wasn't for the ball. It was like is my habit. Mixture, my hat didn't fall off like. That's the kind of Sh-. He does the throws and you talked to baserunners and I talked to a guy I talked to guys on the angels about this because. They are a first third machine that's just part of how they play the game and I love every minute of it. The reason I asked them about Ramon Laureano is because I want to know who puts the fear of hitting the brakes. Into them. Ball hit in the alley and they're on I maybe it's even to right center. Are you questioning whether or not? You're picking up your third base coach going to third and the answer is like no not if it's hit to Centerfield the memorial knows there no. 'cause we we know what that looks like. Not GonNa fuck can happen jeered. You've got a front row seat to last year. Right literally I. Surprise some folks here. Because, you knew you were going to get that answer from Dallas. You knew you were going to I mean like if it were up to him, he would probably say it's top field like Mike Chard, Mugabe Ramon, Laureano, not in that order your words not mine. I'll put them in the top ten I will. Yeah. Yeah. I. I will put him in the top ten where in that top ten somewhere somewhere down the bottom. That's why But but being a top ten outfielder in baseball is it's a good thing. It's a good thing to be Charlie. Blackmon will end the twenty twenty season hitting four hundred. I. Mean He's staring five hundred in the face, right? Yeah. Yeah. You know and. Colorado. Bodes well. I just don't know if. Charlie blackmon here's the thing like with the whole run right. As the rockies continue. To go the way that they are and continue to beat the shit out of people. Charlie. Pin fucking God demolished yesterday though York's. Charlie Bachman is a big part of why they are having the success they're having and will have any success in a postseason pursuit. So win his numbers starts to come up. In, game situations where he can either hurt you or you can avoid him. then. I have to think about what those numbers start to look like. Is Charlie blackmon being avoided to a point where he's not just is just not going to have the opportunity to continue a torrid pace that sees him stay in the neighborhood of four hundred or are we talking about Charlie blackmon finishing up the three sixty, three, seventy range What does he have to do? It's it's like he asked to hit three sixty the rest of the way to hit four hundred or something like that. I could I could see. Is GonNa hit three sixty for like roughly forty games which is tough I. think he probably hits around like. Three ninety like he's GonNa hit like three, eighty, three, ninety. I got him between three sixty or seventy. Yeah like I think he will make it interesting. I think the combination. Of. Can he hit four hundred will still be a thing when there's like three weeks ago. Yeah I mean it's four hundred watch right now. And then we get into is this real? Like like right now you're just taking the temperature right now if you didn't watch the ballgame today, you would still check the box to see. What Charlie Blackmon did did he get another knock today? Did he can because a couple of years in a row like what he went over yesterday right fifteen game hitting streak comes to an end that takes down to almost four seventy or whatever it is so. A couple days like that can really bring you back down to Earth and. Also think about the Kinda Shit he's going to be facing back into the bullpen like ninety five plus with ninety plus mile an hour breaking shit is not his way to get to four hundred And I'm not saying that like Charlie Blackmon is one of those guys that Oh It's course feel old and Blah. Blah Blah. He does hit significantly better at chorus field not trying to take anything away from him. I'm saying in in the case of Kenny hip four, hundred he's got quite the the homefield backing in terms of being able to do that he does hit very well Doan. Bundy. This dude has been I it's. It's it's about Damn, time? Is More of the narrative for Dylan Bundy a dude that had a lot of hype as a prospect I. Don't remember like how high he was ranked as a prospect I'd have to go look that up but I know he was like fucking big deal. He was of one right? He was like like he was fourth overall. Fourth overall, and now he's found himself a home with the angels after five disappointing seasons with the Ball Baltimore Orioles go figure typical orioles fashion like you have the super hyped prospects becomes an absolute boss, and then he goes to the Los Angeles angels of Anaheim formerly of California and he made four starts this year twenty eight and two thirds innings. He's punched out thirty five batters and he's got a one five seventy are a with a zero, six, three whip. not a lot of batters in the fit in on base here. SIP Two point one, six V who point one six so Yeah. There's a little bit of a discrepancy there but like, yeah, like I call like half a run discrepancy so. We're talking about a one five or whatever era and a two one fifth. Good without totally good with that like it's it's not just an egregious. Wow. How is this guy having success? You can look at why and I tried to look at why and this is what I found. He's increased. The usage of his slider. CHANGEUP and curveball. As well as the sinker. Getting. A little more love on the singer getting away from the forcing fastball which. Is kind of flying in the face of some of the adjustments. We've seen some other guys across the League, make get to that four seam fastball. A spin it a curb offer the strikeouts but he's increased the spin rate on his sinker. Almost one, hundred RPM. So right around one hundred RPM's. The whiff rate on the slider is up to damn near sixty percent. It's at fifty eight percent and that is up all the way from forty eight percent last year so. Is it real? And is it sustainable I? Think those are two of the biggest questions and. Honestly. You can understand why when you look at the track record. So. Yes I think this is sustainable for Dylan Bundy because there is I, guess proof in the pudding as to why he's having the success he has He's Enjoying the success with the sinker. And he's developed that he's enjoying the success with some swing and miss pitches and he's Developed at, he's enjoying that and. When you understand why you're getting out you're getting now that's a big step from just getting those outs. Now. He understands why he understands how to do about it and I. think that is along the same lines as unlocking something right like Oh, well. I'm Garrett Cole. If I throw my forcing or more at the top zone, I start to become damn near unhittable not to mention my ability to move the ball around and and make a dance. The Dylan Bundy starts to find out about himself. Oh. You know what? Maybe I don't need to ride this. Four seamer maybe that's not how I'm going to get the best out of me. Maybe I do need to sink it and slide it and see if I can get some swing and miss and just wheat contact and maybe that'll help and it has it has. Worked fucking. Wonder. So. I. I mean like I'm happy for the guy. I don't know that I'm entirely. Buying it. I'm definitely not buying the sub to. I think were up probably end up landing on is Dylan Bundy being a guy that has like a high nines. are like like to nine I could see being a thing I i. don't I'm not going to say I was I was Gonna say I could see him quietly settling in to a low to mid threes guy. Just, kind of understanding that he's having success be based on things. He's learned right now and there's always a moment where you take a step back. Because your either being found out or figured out by the opponent and you got to figure out how to work off of what you've just learned and what you've just developed, and that is the same thing. As let's say, a guy throws a slipping her baseball and he's just developed it well. throwing. The slipping or basketball next year. He'll learn how to or he will now know how to pitch with a split finger fastball meaning. He's not just throwing this with two strikes Oh to throw in the shit out of it. Hoping to swing and miss he might throw this pitch one two. Or one to get himself back in Macau US me, and then throw the bastard one at one too. He's learning how to pitch with it now and Dylan Bundy could be at that point where he's learning how to pitch with this new approach. Yeah. We'll see all plays out but I mean again if it's it's not like. 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What you you miserable, asshole. Your dickhead that's all I can say at this point like here maps for the parents are letting their kids. Ridiculous I feel like. It's a valid question. Would the pirates be good if they had a bunch of really really good players. I think. So I, think that's fair to make assessment Sure Tyler Glass now goes tonight Gary Cole- goes on Friday. Austin Meadows homered last night. For who also missed Oh Andrew mccutchen he's out there making great catches given balls to the fans in the stands. Yeah. Man The pirates will be one hell of team if they actually had good players that they used to have but now they don't. Yeah I. also feel that way I feel like if you were to keep like. Guys that have like hall of fame futures and Shit. Like that around on your ballclub and. Feel like probably win some games. Off Yeah, it definitely helps have good players. No doubt. It's trash. All right. WHO injured, will end up. Having the best statistical career, it's all said and done. Between Rania Kunia. Want Soda. Watts out. And Fernando Totti's junior who will have the better career statistically statistically speaking that's right. So blind taste test their career lines. Up in front of you. You, end up selecting this individual. Because they have a better career. I think we're probably going to be on the same page with this. The have to go soto that's you knock Soto not ardy you have to you have to. You are that's the answer. Yeah. You have to go soeda. Yeah. Yeah. I sorta because we're t- t will you tell me why? So diverse? I mean it's it's more just like. If he's already this good at this age, which is statistically better than Totti's. And a Kunia not like Bhai, a huge margin by any means. But if he's already this good at this age, what is he going to look like in those prime years like how do you take it to the next level when you're already this good and I do buy into the idea that want Sotos a player that will continue to chase greatness. Players that like Yeah. COPD perfect example. Burst onto the scene. Everyone's like Holy Shit, this dudes unbelievable and then where did it go like? We're going to be having that same. About one Soto and five years I think we're GONNA have the conversation of. What cap is as guy wearing is the hall of fame someday right and and I feel that same way because it's already been talked about I always I go back to the interview that poppy did when he's talking about. This kid knows how good he is right now and it took me David Ortiz a while to be comfortable. With being competent that I was that good at that age I didn't I was almost thirty when I started tasting myself on that level and one Soto right now as got three scoops of one Soto right in front of him these tasting every bit of it, and he should because he knows it's the best Balkan flavor in town Oh. Dear. Dot is why and and he is also a guy who I talk about guys who get breaded up. which way do you go or you content? Or. Is it now like you just become a man possessed and I hope we see him become obsessed with greatness Moving right along kind of along that same vein. We have just gotten out. Of Our hot TUB time machine jeered. And? We've cleared the dust. Wipe. The sleep timer is who is now the face of baseball in the year twenty, twenty, five, twenty, twenty, five. Damn So as we've as we've discussed US before you don't have to be the best player in baseball. To be the face of baseball because. Love death and it's not even really a a knock like he would admit the same thing Ken Griffey Junior was the face of baseball was never the best player in baseball during the time that he was active like he was he played at the same time as bonds he was never the best player in baseball. But you can be the face of baseball as long as you have that it factor that. Cool. Factor Mike. Trout. Not, the best I mean not the face of baseball some some might make that case. mitroff face baseball because he's the best I don't I don't sync with that line of thinking I think if Aaron judge. Could. Stay on the fucking fields. He'd be the face of baseball. No problem like we had the we had the whole discussion back in twenty seventeen when he went off at the home run Derby. Like new faces baseball right there like that's the guy like ever twitter's going nuts the internet's go nuts like Aaron, judge face a baseball and then it kind of falls off because you don't follow up your. Face of baseball has to be a consistent. Great performer, who also has the IT factor? who also has that that drive to be the face of baseball you have to want it because Mike Trout has told you. He doesn't want. It is a curious like my job is shop and play baseball. That's all I'm really worried about. That's all. I'm going to do and he does it very well better than anyone on planet earth. So that's why I think even though we've just taken that crop of Totti's Soto A- Kunia. And we acknowledged that soda will probably have the best career of them all and I still think that Sodo himself. Has a case for being the face of baseball and twenty twenty-five. Telling your there's They gives you. It gives you the warm and fuzzies. There's there's a guy in that conversation that when he does something, it does something to me and that man is Fernando Totti's junior I could I would be very happy. Very satisfied. If in twenty, twenty, five if we were all sitting here being like, yeah, you know like want. So it was the best player in baseball but like for Nancy's juniors obviously the face of baseball I look at this fucking guy like look especially I think he has even stronger case. If he does sign that extension with the padres because there is something you. Like, like, this is my team com franchise player here and go like if he reaches free agency and he signs with the Yankees and he's just like another great player on a team of great players like that hurts your ability to be the face of baseball and I know that like with Griffey it's like he was on a team with a rod and Randy Johnson but those guys were in and out like Griffey was the constant group. He's fucking cool ready. Johnson was a free because he's eight feet tall throwing a thousand. About era though pieces shit. Junior. Was Amazing Baseball amazing with the kids using in every facet. fucking. was to is literally too cool for school. Yeah. Period you know who else has though For not junior he is he is is the way he homers I mean like it's just. I. Think Coley made the point. The other day like Fernando Totti's junior could hit a home run. To make it ten three dodgers and it would still feel like the padres just took the list. And Jared. They are fucking bombs exc. Bombs like he's not some middle of the Infield guy who's just gonNa like pepper fifteen or tool honey and maybe one or two of them we're gonNA leave you that that off actor that jaw dropper. Yeah. No. Kidding balls into like the third deck and Bucket Peck like. You don't even go there like even have concession stands up there because. Even spin time up there. That's the one in the fucking Soto hit last night his first to. The. Fifteenth deck and it went over that and then also by the way let me let me see if you agree with this because you will obviously unique perspective on this. Marketing, the game of baseball. We've talked about how to market the game of baseball. He's talked about blackouts. We've talked about players having personality players being able to be themselves. What. Type of role do you think broadcasters play in all this because yesterday? Miguel snow hit a home run that basically fucking went over the slide it at Miller Park and the home run call was like there goes and Wow that one that one went pretty far in Geez like if like if you're GonNa if I'm going to take that clip and I'm going to share it and I'm going to post like all caps being like Holy Shit Miguel Sanogo like you like you're going to, it's going to catch your eye because I I'm tweeting it in all caps. So you'll be like Oh shit this must be. Exciting and then you click on it and the broad casters call is essentially the equivalent of the fuck and masters and like a fucking like a Birdie Putt the cool dude I feel like that's one of the things that we never talk about in terms of like drawing the game marketing the game is wake some of these fucking broadcasters up Holy Shit your do you know what's funny man is as the game has evolved at analytics and metrics have found their way into baseball and how players are evaluated, necess-, and ultimately their value is determined. That can be said for broadcasting as well. are you getting eyeballs on your program on your team? For, the most part it has zero to do with you and it has everything to do with how good your team is from there you start to wonder, well, are you able to attract or keep? Fans of the opposing team engaged to your broadcast. Should you be the only one available to them or they are they happier just watching it on Game Day as opposed to listening to the game? So and I had this interaction with the fanny of the day. because. I have received some very thoughtful and Berry appreciative text messages and RDM's and stuff just hey, know I'm a fan of the angels but I watched your broadcast because you give so much love to the angels players and I like guys on your team and you talk about as well. So I just I enjoy watching that you're not just a hummer. I know you're a homer and I know that before even turn the TV on I know that you're gonNA. Tell and like this individual was talking he was like you talked about Andrew Hilton Simmons for like fifteen minutes. About how great he is like Marcus Simeon was a guy who got robbed of a gold glove and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and I was like, let me stop you do. I feel like he got robbed but I'm also realistic and I understand that Andrew Jackson Simmons. Louis shortstop in the American league. So I'm not you know. So. Yes. To your to your question there is a responsibility at least in my opinion to be painting the picture with maybe even more vibrant color. That the fan can see for themselves because you're excited about what just happened. Almost took away from it like I saw the fucking the I like the follow through, and then the fact that you couldn't see where the ball landed. This call is GonNa be crazy and then it's just like, Oh wow, that was that was you really hit that one and I don't even know where that came down like, what are you doing dude like come on like the fact that there's no fans like I think that's the Ba- the there's more responsibility on broadcasters this year than any other season in baseball history because there are other moments where the fans are the call like the crowd going absolutely deafening because. Of how far based ball was hit, and then it's almost like the broadcaster kind of lets it breathe and you might just be like you can get away with letting it breathe and just being like, wow, that's the call, and that's it because the fans tell the story for you. But when you don't have the fans now you have more responsibility to fill in the gap and in the ninth inning, bigger, Bat, big. Punch out looming whatever it is. That's typically when you. Let it breathe like. Layout let the Khris Indo. Do all of the stage setting for you let let that be it. But that's not where we're at right now that's not what we have available. So yes, it is. Absolutely. And I think an all even take it a step farther. I think regional broadcasters, not only one should take it the responsibility but is your responsibility to inform your fan base of just how good the other team is. Because you want your fans to appreciate their players, right. You want to know how good Matt Chapman is all tell you but I want you to be able to compare it to a guy on the other side of the field who's as good. Maybe even better in some areas and I want you to understand that so that when you see chappy do what he? Does and then you see the guy across from him do what he does. You have a full appreciation and maybe like today with the off day, you might be inclined to follow that player that we were just talking about the day before, and that's my job. That's my responsibility as a lover as a keeper of the game as somebody who is growing the game. That is a responsibility and it's it's one that I am afforded. It's a IT'S A. It's an honor, but there's work to be done. There is work to be done. If it's hugging yesterday that we're still getting a home run calls like that and I don't mean to put like one broadcaster or broadcast team on blast. It was just that that was the one that really stuck out to me. It's definitely not the only broadcast that is is guilty of going full PGA on a monster home call. Also this to you where I sit in Oakland and I'm no longer directly behind home plate. But I'm still I am I am the only one. So out of the thirty other color guys who do this job I'm the only one in baseball who is exposed out on the field. To what's going on? So the players they can hear everything I'm saying, yeah, I'm saying okay, and with the A.'s hit a home run and the PAL call is coming will players as you can hear that all the pitcher can absolutely hear it but now jerk because the as players, some of the bench players are up in the stands, the bullpen, the starters they're up in the stands they all just stand up and they're looking directly at me because waiting for the call there. Now, I start to break down the pitch. You know like it's a hanging slider whatever Oh and I go through the call and then they. Say, pack, your bags, and they could stand up. All aboard and they start where their hands and a stop and then you could hear them say it out. That's not happening in any other environment right now. Team now when they hit a home run. They will all like I've had them. I've seen them creep out to the top step. Now we're like four or five guys and they'll give me no hand to the ear like, Hey, let's talk in here. I don't say anything and they're they're throwing their hands up like what's up And you know they're giving me Shit they're having fun with it. That's the kind of environment that can be created by somebody who gives a shit about what they're seeing and cares about it to a level where I mean it's probably. It's a level of sickness for me because I don't control it and I just like damn near fly out of the back of my chair anytime something cool. HAPPENS ON BASEBALL FIELD AND You know hit the button that doesn't let me make noise. Gather my shit, and we'll. CLO- cough button accent her. Yeah. But but that's just that's just my thoughts on it. I'm I'm glad that you kind of see it the same way that like as a broadcaster, you do have a responsibility to like you should be thinking the same way that Trevor Bauer is thinking in the sense that I'm GonNa Punch. Someone out. But I'm also going to try to create a moment that is going. To go viral on twitter and as a broadcaster, you should be thinking like this homerun deserve call that's going to only add to not take away from. It's viral potential on social media and I know that that's like maybe some of the older guys that just aren't on social media or they don't care. They've they've put in their time is a broadcaster and it's like F- fucking. Tired in three or four years what the fuck do I care baseball survives or not. But like the younger, that's why there needs to be the same way that there's new blood on the field in there's younger younger writers that are now starting to vote for the Barry Bonds Roger. Clemens of the world and in that regard like some of these fucking. Cookie cutter. Ass Broadcasting School broadcasters that just they talk lurk looser notes through the ruled hoosier. Abobo like. I get that. That's what you were taught in broadcasting school, but that's not what's going to resonate with the exact demographic that you're trying to attract. It's not like we need to adjust like guys like you guys like Dennis Eckersley where they just they know the game and I'm not even saying that they have to be former players they just have to be someone that you know the game you know the INS and outs of it. You know the people down on the field and you talk to the fans. Not like a robot, you talked to the fans how you would talk to them. If you were just youtube just chilling in the Dugout talking-shop about baseball that's what's GonNa connect with those people what should never come across is your anger displeasure disdain for the game or whatever it is have your opinion had your frustrations but. Jer. You know what I say to every player. We sit down with for the very first time or who might have any apprehension about what we do how we do it is and I said this tailored trouble. When I said look man, we are here. To, blow you. Yeah. We're here to make you look good and they always looking like y'all what and I'm like, no yes that's exactly what I mean I want fans to walk away with a better taste in their mouth from you than they did when you showed up and that's that's our job. That's why I wake up in the morning. That's why we interview the guys that we do, and that's why we try to give the concert that we try to give is because that's what fans deserve and as a broadcaster I would much rather you walk away with an appreciation for who Alex Bregman is as opposed to having a stronger hatred for the man because of what transpired. That's my job. You'RE GONNA hate them all you want that's fine. You need to appreciate the fucking athlete. You need appreciate what these guys are capable of, and it doesn't matter what you do their work. and that's literally I. Mean I it's it's one of the greatest compliment. So we can get and we've gotten it with some of the most polarizing figures in the sport where we've got it with Bregman regarded with Bryce Harper we continue to get it with three-time guests trevor. Bauer. Go back and listen to the last episode one, eighty, five trevor bowers on this week where it's like I don't really think about that player that way like I used to think about. Him Or are used to not like him in general I had this perception of him that I now know was incorrect because you guys talk to them as a human being in a setting where they were not guarded and so and it's not an easy. It's not an easy tight rope to walk when you think about the conversations that we've just had with Zach Police Act and you know about nightclub injure as you guys know these dudes that I fucking cooked dinner for. Spring Training. We put that interview out by the way and you know how do we have those conversations about guys that we like guys that were rooting for guys that we pull for? You got to have them. They're on as breaking bread with right. Welcome. They welcomed us into their spring training homes had dinner with us in chilled with us, and now we also have to be like He shouldn't have done that I was really stupid. And but that's what that's part of the report that you look to build is they have that trust in you they know that you're gonNA shoot your Arrow astray as possible, and hopefully always hits the target being you the fans appreciating them, and then you the fans deserving to hear opinions on. Relationship. Yeah. What's next. couple more. STROZ show. Just the Stroh show go. Where does he go? Where do you think he fits I honestly think I mean we're now at the point where the Universal D. H. is probably here to stay I don't think that the the National League will ever have pitchers hit again but I, do think that if they did have the D. H. that he would for sure. Be More inclined to sign with a national, League team because he likes the challenge of being able to hit. I want to say he hit a homer in Atlanta it was an auto bomb Y- think he enjoys that challenge but now that that's not a thing you kinda just look for who has a need for starting pitching and well, that's everybody I duNNo. Your guess is as good as mine I don't know what that market's GonNa look like I don't know if you're sitting on the south side. You think so. Why Not Why you're Kinda, like I don't want to say that they're set but I mean like they have invested like I would rather out rather Gio Gonzalez. Boy A boy. You can have to replace that Guy Yeah you're going to have to, but I don't know if if. For, the money that it's going to, you're talking about an organization, a franchise that I wasn't Yazdani Grondahl, the most lucrative contract they've ever handed out in franchise history, but we're here now. But we're here now they're spending that money. Now they're identifying and this is look and there was a good conversation would jazz money rendell have netted the money he did if we had robot UMPIRES, which would essentially eliminate a lot of the value of a Grondahl with this pitch framing capability where does The guy like that, fit if it's in with a young staff that needs direction, any mashes and Marcus Stroman is a guy who could solidify that young rotation with some veteran presence really another year down the road and not talking about a super young rotation anymore talking about guys who are ready to start taking hits. But with with the White Sox, I understand your point that like they have spent the money like signing. Dallas Kaikal. Now is big signing is Monte Grande doll. That's big but. There is a cap to what they're able to spend and. Agree or, disagree. What what would be the first priority signing a free agent contract with Marcus, stroman or extending securing the many years of service with Lucas Jelly as part of your team I would have to go and look and see where g leads is at in Arb- like how many more years do I have because that? That matters if he's a couple years away. Then obviously, I have to start game planning for that. But where's he at right now I think he's still got what three more years of team control. Find Out. I mean if it's three or four years or team control like. Now man we're not entertaining that right now. Lucas. G Lido he is. He's not eligible for arbitration until twenty, twenty, one and he reaches Free Agency and Twenty Twenty Four. Yeah. So that's again that's four years of controllability right now, and there's a lot that can happen between now and then like Jalil went from. Like man I really hope this guy can unlock the potential there to looks like you just unlock the potential there, and that looks like a completely different animal than the one before and in four years you never know. You just don't know. So I pay attention. To making that entire group stronger. During that time how do we do that? You give him some support who can represent that guy like Marcus stroman. I mean your guess is as good as mine where he ends up I think. Maybe the braves. I could see him being a fit there. They need I I don't think that he would be an ace in. ATLANTA. But you'll lose a guy like faulty who is kind of like that top three at. Full potential kind of kind of serving the same role that he did with the mets where it's like all right we got degrom. Guam. If healthy, we got syndergaard than we can do like a mix of like stroman and whatever else that we got role I mean that's why strobe back to the mets can't necessarily be ruled out. I know people are thinking Dallas after what happened after how that went down. It's not that it's not that I don't think the mets. I I'm not necessarily. It's the same thing that you just talked about. Could you melt your shirt guard? A healthy Matt's a healthy to grow with stroman like. Why you went and got him because you know what that would look like if it all pans out, I'm just reading between the lines like on his exit like he kinda he did not leave. Too much detail in there where it's like, yeah. All right. See later, mets like I'm going to free agency and I don't expect you to be the team that I end up signing with it really did. Feel that way to me. So I'm sure the will be interested I'm sure that they'll be in the mix do I think that they're the favorite? No I think that that'll be the landing spot no but I I don't know that I have like a clear cut favorite landing spot yet at this juncture from Arkansas Roman. Are the cubs. World, series contenders are they legitimate world series contenders in best record in baseball Hawkin happy I, think you know I think we've gotten to the point now where you shaken out some of the pretenders. Baseball, but the best record at this point. Yeah like I think yeah. What are the Oakland is otherwise ones Oh let me chip yet they do. I think you've kind of the only team that's kind of floating around where you're still maybe not a hundred percent. Sure if they're real or not I, think they are is the rockies. I think the dodgers haven't played to their full potential yet I you know creams going to rise the crop. Right, is that the cream? Always rises to the top to the top. The cream of the crop, they are the cream of the crop. The crop will rise to the top. That's right. Yep. Boom I still think the dodgers haven't played their best baseball yet and they will blights. The cubs. Contender for sure I. Think it's it's the the answer the questions much different if you're like the cubs have the best record in baseball right now are the best team in baseball. Well, no, let's just ask this question. Do the cubs get through the braves? In a seven Gamer do the cubs get through? The dodgers in a seven Gamer don't know and and that's the third place team right now and do we say that about the rockies as well don't know or do you feel like the cubs have that one wrangled? I liked that match. I like that matchup a lot like Marquez freeling. Drinks in a cage and come back in half hour and they could both be dead. Yeah. They could both be alive still fighting they can both be gone yeah. No idea. Yeah. Like lesser can Tana. I like the fact that both bullpens are not like if you were to power rank rotation, offense pitching or bullpen rather I you've got to think that both teams bullpen is their third. Is, not their strength. Correct. So I I like that I like that as a potential postseason matchup if we have rockies cubs, which will. Own Rodney eighteen wildcard game rematch right. Yeah. That was of Freeland fucking stuck it to him. Yeah Yeah I. Love It. Yeah. That'd be good. That'd be a fun little up. We'll see last question. Has Dallas scene season five of last. Chance you. Yes. I have with the city of Oakland being a central character. I would love to hear his thoughts reactions on how it was portrayed and if any of the athletes stories resonated with him. Yes, they do and. Coach. Boom is out what does ABE is dudes been there for forty fucking years at Laney College that is junior college life in a nutshell not only last chance you. But that's why the baseball aspect of junior college is so intriguing and would be jaw-dropping for people to realize because I think a lot of people were shocked when they find out that all those kids they're. You're not on scholarship. They're not getting money to play football in school. A lot of those kids some of those kids live in my hometown Stockton California why it's an hour and ten minutes or whatever from the city why are they doing that? Because of their financial hardships because of a lot of struggles that they're going through I the same thing I lived in our and a half away from my junior college but representative of the community yes. Representative of the struggles that the community is facing. Yes But I think very emblematic of the spirit of that community, which is you could throw the biggest pile of Shit on top of us and think we're just going to succumb to the smell and that's not the case we're gonNA flush all that bullshit. And Be. As Pristine as. Portable toilet water could be. And that's how folks think about Oakland. Awesome Shit awesome no lot of culture lot of character between Oakland and Stockton we're talking about two of the last places on earth jeered where the men are still made of iron in its the ships that are made of wood. That I like that a lot three hundred final thoughts here. Dallas. Brin. nope. It's my fucking birthday and I do a God or thing I've been drinking since I. Ate. Somewhere around there Whatever you? Deserve it. You deserve it. It's It's your birthday you've. You've had quite the run to this point. Like you've got go a lot longer to go in terms of what you'd like to accomplish but. The Path the Path Dallas to this point it's taken us here. Feels like just the beginning? Doesn't it? It does does check out our bites. You WanNa hear some more on like growing the game of baseball. Some of the things that we touched upon in this particular podcast Dallas. F-. The BIEB Shane Bieber you also had. Alex. would there and you had Trevor Bauer as part of a roundtable discussion that we soames back in. February march February. March the you're February. Okay. right before the pandemic. Really fucked US pretty good. It was right before then I was so happy I was so happy around that time but yeah, go check that out. It's on the momentum youtube page about a half an hour really good watch check that out and Yeah. Happy, birthday dowse. Appreciate you. Ellen said Happy Birthday Dallas. Allen. So, happy. Birthday Dallas. Talk to me Sweetie. Susan, Choosing A. She's big social media girl. She's looking at tweets just popular. Think she almost like two thousand followers on twitter riches. That's my favorite sherp whenever some fucking loser like. tweets apnea might do my mom has like six times the twitter followers you have. Come talk to me when you have more followers than my mom Ellsbury in that heat, the Bruins, the nothing nothing gets by her nothing gets buyer nothing absolute gem. That's it. I mean for for podcast where we when we dropped episode one, eighty, five, I don't like Tuesday Monday. Yeah. Being for like two days another almost three hour piece. Suck it. You're welcome. Eat Up WHO's, hungry? Know another three hours with no guests.

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Episode 212 - ALDS GAME 3 REACTION: Bad. Its All Very Bad.

The Short Porch

21:24 min | 9 months ago

Episode 212 - ALDS GAME 3 REACTION: Bad. Its All Very Bad.

"Six Time to. One. where? You're. Back. Just. Seventy sent the of the day. What's up? What's happening? Welcome to another edition of the short porch presented by Barstool sports and our friends at Miller lite not that long ago going out with friends was a little too complicated. Used to worry about where you'd go what you look like who you invite now getting together for a beer with your closest friends isn't so complicated and these days it actually feels more like it should. You can just be yourself with your friends and maybe that's the way it always should be, and as you original light beer milwaukee has always believed in this and that's what Miller time is all about the good times. The bad didn't go great tonight had a few great tasting fillings to get us through. That torture of a game and these two games I've gone back to back and it's been terrible. But whether you're toasting in person or you cheering from afar mentor. Has always been there bringing you and your friends together for Miller Time Miller time mill like great patially nicest calories and three point, two cards. However, you and your friends are enjoying Miller time. You can have the original light beer delivered by going to dot com forward, slash porch and find options near you celebrate responsibly, Miller brewing company Milwaukee, Wisconsin counters, carbs per twelve ounces. That second sucked. All right. Good show you guys tomorrow. For that? THAT SUCKED TANAKA Listen like, yeah we can complain about the at the end of the day like they gotta hit the baseball and they didn't hit the baseball besides Saudi knockabout home runs. Yep GonNa stop pitching the arose arena that Guy We got outplayed so bad. It wasn't even close Tanaka sucked stands are positive note and Hicks. I mean, I will say. I agree the Yankees got outplayed butterfly effects. The real thing about voice changes the whole game. If one of those two balls that are clearly balls called a strike, it's to one Yankees maybe they score more strike double-play should have been not least three around home where so human arid did change the game they're like that literally was inexplicable calls and was the biggest swing I've seen like an empire have on a game but it is you know people are GonNa call you a little bit if you complain about the Empire Thinking. Yeah but undeniably that did change in the moment shirt sucked but like take it out. Does does this is the game really change. We got like I quilt. outpitched out hit. Yeah. Sure like. In the moment would have been feel better I feel like the raise would have won that game. No matter what like Tanaka leaving balls up he was you know. He was dancing around that. And in that first dating probably gets lucky that judge you makes that play in that ball doesn't go out still really understand how how Choi didn't hit that ball out but. It was a weird night with the ball traveling I. Feel like a few balls I thought were blasted way over where the fences that just didn't carry it all Maybe some of the wind or the weather whatever the Yankees were out playing that game yeah. The up sucked but. I don't think there was there was a scenario where the winning the game stay sucks to because you can appreciate stanton who is Tau homered and five straight games in the playoffs, which is a Yankee record. He just broke Reggie Jackson's record and he's got six now in the playoffs, which is crazy. He was tied with era and that's when they went to the world series. Yeah that's incense the LDS wow that's why that's why they have to. Games. Advanced if they may they pull this off some other. Fifteen point home runs. Yeah. It's crazy and it would be it's going to be. Would be, let's not say it's going to definitely do. It would be such a shame, the waste, the ship because he's putting the trying to do this himself and he and he cut at eight four in the eighth inning with nobody out and is like, okay like. Maybe maybe but the rest of the team does not hitting judge judges and hitting voice not hitting judge and avoid our problems. Yeah. Garner. Gartner today Clinton to hit too ugly strike outs. Pitiful Pitiful Swings Yep. Takashi. Yoga really bad. We saw this. They didn't give him a single on the ball should have been that that led to the Yankees I run. A seem like they weren't scored all before that This sucks. Yeah, and now it's shorter. Montgomery. So to saga boy fused come up and he situations is not in close trying to hit the ball million miles where we just need base hits and wish he could change his approach a little bit. I don't WanNa knock them because he's playing literally on one not Nah I. Do. Want him to fuck and I feel like I feel like the foot Scott even worse. Because even just what was that in the in the first game in the series of the segue hit that like big double and I? Haven't seen like him swinging the bat like that I mean that's come up with a hit like that. But I feel like he's just awful. You're not seeing those same swings that you weren't even four or five games ago whenever the season ends it's GonNa come out how bad that injury was going I can't believe he played through that. But Yet Tanaka I mean that wasn't a vintage. Tanaka Star now, and that that's That's Getting, let I don't really blame him for Cleveland because of how they fucking pitched like the rain and but yeah. No that wasn't that wasn't vintage Tanaka we'd all hoped and prayed for Stores Right and yeah, you know there's GonNa be said it's. That's GonNa make me feel all the worse I love to be positive here. It's really hard to find the positives. I've seen Jordan Montgomery Pitch. Well, I was GONNA. Say I. Feel weirdly comfortable with to Montgomery like I've seen him that could change it. He's quality start machine when he's going right like earlier this year like he had a snag where sucked he's but like it'll be, we'll know soon it's either GonNa be bad Jordan Montgomery or like he can get through five innings to three runs. Like. Not that nervous for tomorrow. I should be I. Really shouldn't there is there is there something to that they were we felt good going into game two and obviously the Debbie Debbie hat thing to wrench and everything, and we felt confident with Tanaka and you don't feel confident Montgomery and it's like. Okay. Well, this is how the series is going to go I will say bad, bad news is September second he faced Tampa and. I don't even WanNa read established out, but he only got two outs. Four. Runs on five hits. Do. Yeah. So what do you have to starts like that? We got out of assists yeah. Yeah He wasn't good. He's very inconsistent. This year at very good starts had some very bad starts. There were more bad starts than good Debbie will surely be. Available quick and I all hands on deck. I. Almost. Wonder if their plan is to like. Like they don't. Know God no but they almost you say like, let's try and get three and three from these guys gimmie three from Jordan and three from Debbie and just pick your fucking ass off for three innings. No, you have three innings. Tell them that don't don't don't do shit with Debbie where like hey, you're literally pitching one inning. You've never really done this before tell these guys hey, pitcher for three innings to split at break the game two thirds one with Montgomery one way Debbie and then the the bullpen you didn't use Britain or Chapman tonight US Chad Green. I guess you have holder. Two things in Aroldis Chapman. This put zero. That's not good. That's not what you want to be happy if they were in blowout win to. Mass Tanaka from Brennan Cutty, and if he thought he struck out down from the fourth inning. Yes. When I was on the mound I thought, it was a strike also called the line pitch but felt it was a strike I. It's. With that and I don't really WanNa harp on the because I, mean. CD buckner was so much worse than that But that right before that they the half and before that you have the borderline three Oh pitch would voight which Moore did not deserve you can. You can look back and like in out of context, show me where the pitch landon and it's like, okay. Yeah. But he was throwing a billion balls hitting. He didn't deserve that strike called. That's how baseball umpiring. Works is umpires reward you and take things away from you based on how you're pitching. He did not deserve that that borderline three Oh. Pitch that would have resulted in a run the three one pitch at a strike. We both Tommy Tommy was just freaking out. Still have three Oh but the three Oh pitch was not a strike and you go in the next half inning and basically the same pitch that he called. A strike on Voi-. And it should be strike now through my plate instead it's it's a a walk. where, and then the next batter hits the three run home hormone cure. So it's like that. Sure you call me lame for complain about like that. Literally changed the baseball game now granted. You do have had the door was that. Sounds like a knock. Don't answer. Yeah I know what he's doing but. It sucks you gotta hit the baseball day string together hits. You can't and you gotTA stop. Do you just stop pitching arose arena. What he fuck you do with that guy mean the that three four is the most lethal three four lineup since matter mirrors David. Ortiz. He is on eventually he like his outs are also hit hard. I all all is fucked up factories. All Hands on deck tomorrow Gary does nine innings on fucking Friday. We just get to game five booth. Just. I for anyone that doesn't know tomorrow stream. Tonight. Stream. You sound show miserable right now. About that five thirty. It's Yankee Stream. There's bears box Stephen J. Dave. Kagera guys is. It's going to be can you may think bears bucks partial sports like why is that a big deal? Well, it's Tom Brady and it's foles Brady the whole and the biggest fan on the planet, and we'll let you know we're not going to have the volume own. We're going to be in the back row to I'm I as I think you said it whatever doesn't really. Matter, too much if that. Stadium I freaked the fuck out new it. No, let's just do. It was crowd noise and I'm missing out on the Yankee Stadium Alison I'd be upset I can't rile. Vying for the beginning on dark tambi riled up about that I needed this on them. Let them do their gimmicks. I am going to say something. We got to figure out we all EAT BEFORE I. Know I know where all the moral okay I. would. Definitely go in there. FUCKING A fucking getting rotten twenty. But. The Yo that shit was blue like that I wasn't eating before but you guys were trying and maybe as a product, the white sox Dave and all that you just couldn't figure out your food for two hours the game it was making me lose my fucking monitor you probably stream. You'd say like Holy Shit this just going to kill himself on the Stream. But. Yeah we had to figure out food before and we know we're going. That's early this. Let's do a five o'clock dinner. Okay. FILE EATING EARLY WE'RE RECORDING A podcast. Holy. Shit PODCAST. This is Sarai. Knocking under asking if there's a cvs look at your phone you Google so dumb. Like many people on the Internet call me dumb like actually got to stop knocking Sisk so dumb. Like never met someone let's like doesn't understand the world doesn't understand life. You think like is here but I don't even know why is your? No one knows why here? Why is the white sox anywhere? Crazy? Okay. Do we have anything else to talk about I mean that really was quite an once they went down once the umpire show happened in Jakarta at the home run. It's like everything else is just like a Washington they were lifeless. The any stupid boom quotes we can harp on. Fuckin- just a disaster. It's just sucks so much that they did that shouldn't game to, and now we're in this spot. It sucks. So Lonzo it sucks so much and it could lead to boone being out Giancarlo we need to do it's going to be a tough battle, but there's no other option. It's winner Goma McKay that's a classic quote. Tanaka comes on the not executing when it really needed to. Yeah. That's it Sorry. If you're looking for inspiration, your inspiration is hope for good Montgomery and like I said, break the game two thirds three from Montgomery three from Debbie and go green or whoever the fuck is pitching the seventh in Britain in the Chapman scores from just we know the Tampa starter. Then announced that. I assume it's your row right because you have not seen him. And he's the guy he's I mean he's perfectly capable of giving you four to five innings. I'd assume it's your. And and if you think about this too. If you can get Yarbrough let's assume it's him and you can rock gets the bullpen. Then they go into game five with Blake Snow on short rest an attack relatively town. I'm trying to give some positivity here I'm pretty sure it's undecided right now it's not actually announced. Okay but you're but he hasn't pitched outside assume it'd probably be him But we know it's Montgomery. We know WB available Britain, and Chapman probably from multiple innings just win game four, treat game four like it's the last game of the series and then you cannibal Cole own game five and I think that's the best way you can go into this. Hopefully, these guys is wake the fuck off. To someone other than John Carlos Stanton hit the baseball because man can't do it by himself fucking early. Don't she's going to start looking better at the play. He's had some weird games here. Judge Man. Figure at the fuck out he had a base it and the game. Maybe that's a little summit always say that like just maybe that makes it to his average above a hundred. Yeah. He did have the early. Rivi to try. And stop letting a rose arena hit the fucking baseball holy moly him in the back I don't care as it hit him. He might as well just get the Barry Bonds. Truman. At this point then you bring jin-choi. For Grant Choice. Facing faulk is now the The left east. So maybe that does help a little. Honestly I don't think you bring in Chakri tomorrow. Didn't really play. Today and he threw a lot. Shot, I, mean. Britain. Chapman. Hopefully. That could get it done is. Maury to Debbie to Britain to Chapman. That's the plant maybe throw in. No No. No talk when you start thinking about it, you don't do. They need inning from like holder a little wiser. Go probably need one inning from those guys and I'd probably give it to holder. As much as that scares me I don't trust LASAGNA right now man he throws me fuck in four from Nick Montgomery Gimmie three from yet is it too much s four innings from a pitcher? No start eventually, Bro fogging. We even talk about him. He was unbelievable tonight, fucking. Troy more. He was really he was really hate his guts. I do. His cousin brother whatever. Does. But Yeah. Tip The cap more. He was very good to have Alanya on this game kind of scared to see it. I don't see it yet. But Yeah let's pray for tomorrow. Let's get tomorrow. Game. For Montgomery versus we have no idea probably Ryan Yarborough. Let's hit the fucking baseball. Let's get four innings for Montgomery. Let's get two or three from Debbie. was forced us to a game five. The Best, you can hope for that Short Porch see back here, tomorrow late John Sterling, you've been listening to short porch. Byproduct of Barstool Sports. It. Is. Not. 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Effectively Wild Episode 1415: You Cant Predict Baseball

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

1:05:20 hr | 2 years ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1415: You Cant Predict Baseball

"You almost almost almost in writing stories about like what was roster crunch. Gonna look like when players were coming back but then it just kept happening. He just it just keeps happening <unk> over and over and i don't really it's been really crazy to watch but it's been it's been really cool because it's very clear that a lot of the established guys are they're. They're finding a a lot of a lot of joy out of watching some of these younger less experienced guys. Come up and definitely make a difference. If you look at the the yankees dip shirt on yankees handke's dot com <hes> there's there's always a couple of guys who are listed as unavailable at the bottom of any of these and the the yankees list officially goes long enough that their names being cut off with the police because they're just too many guys not only on the ten day i'll but the number of guys who are have been on the sixty day i l and the mayor may not end up finding their way back. I'm curious sort of how you said. It's a mystery how they're doing this but how how are they doing this because there was a stretch where the yankees starting pitching in particular was was very bad going into the deadline and there is a lot of speculation that they would try to acquire <hes> another frontline starter to supplement the group that they had that has been underperforming in various different ways and then things have turned around. I imagine some of that is the benefit of getting to play the orioles but what it has been different over the last you know fifteen days in the month of august in the latter part of july that has helped these guys sort of turn things yeah i think i think the coaching staff is just really put in a lot of time and energy into approaching their pitching problem creatively masahiro tanaka splitters twitter's been an issue for him all year unfortunately and they have changed his grip to the extent where to me. It almost looks like more before call so but i think that's the thing that a lotta yankees. Fans were concerned about like they saw this hitching their like. What are they doing about. This and i think what's lost is that they actually are doing things about it. I think i don't think larry rothschild is is getting much sleep right now but you know they changed 'cause splitter grip. They're changing changing james paxton like hich usage incorporating curveball more and i think yeah i think getting away from teams seems like the twins in red sox. <hes> has been really good for them but i think what's been really instrumental is just that they seem to have kept this mentality that like this was one back week. One bad we put it behind them and it hasn't snowballed which is kind of miracle given given how things looked heading into the deadline line for sure yeah. I was gonna ask about the atmosphere. You mentioned some of the veteran guys enjoying seeing the younger guys succeed but i would imagine it'd be very easy for a team that is going through this sort of thing and just dropping like flies to get down and think this isn't our year and we can't keep healthy. I think what j. chaffee wrote in his piece for fan graphs this week that i think there have been something like three guys <hes> this whole season who've been on the active roster and have not been on the i l. so it's like gleyber torres and i think austin remind and and maybe someone else in the show since he came over he he missed the first couple of games of the season but it's something where i would think it'd be easy for for people to get down about and yet i could also imagine it may be being a bonding experience because you go through this difficult time together and somehow you keep winning and maybe that makes you stronger somehow they've they've definitely embraced it rallied through it and you know after that red sox sweep weep talked to aaron judge and i asked him okay. Can you explain to me what is so exciting about. Seeing the production you guys are getting from these these guys who are just coming up and coming in and out and i would say that judge was about as a few sieve as he's been all season in talking about what enjoyment and he and the rest of the team are getting from watching guys like dealer shell on mike tuchman <hes> find the success. I think you know early in april. When everyone started dropping dropping like flies i would say they're kind of this sense of like. Oh my god what is happening you know there was a little bit more concern. I would say but now oh i think and i think this is something that's going to serve them very well down the stretch that they have seen the adversity and they've seen that they can get by with with the depth that they have been so yeah. They very much turned it into their thing. They're very much enjoying being suddenly scrappy underdog yankees. Switch doesn't really make sense. I do wanna ask about the the depth thing especially after a deadline where they were pretty quiet in in terms of their activity because i think there are a number of people who saw some of the moves they made in the offseason the accumulation of players who were perceived as depth pieces. I think we'll get to d._j. Lemay who and how we're very much depth piece he has proven to be but there is sort of a a concern or criticism that this was unnecessary depth than they should have gone out and just has gotten some warmer key guys and then they didn't end up acquiring another starter at the deadline. Is it just that they're they're comfortable with the guys they have. They think the changes that you've highlighted are gonna be sufficient or <hes> is this did they try to get someone in. They weren't weren't quite able to. I'm curious because it just does seem like such a contrast trust the approach that they had <hes> in the winter which was there cannot be enough player and we'll sort of sorted out when when these guys get to get to camp yeah i just don't think the options that were on the starting pitching market in particular we're kind of seen as to the point where they would be a true significant upgrade outside side of marcus stroman and trevor bauer and the bluejays asking price but my understanding for pretty much every team for stroman was very high and so oh i think there's a lot of confusion over how the blue jays wound up with a return that they did but yet i think i think the yankees were very sure with what extent they were willing to go to acquire starting pitching and i think the market was pretty limited in the onc- metson reds hijacked it. I think they kind of new life like okay we have to we have to find the success within within what we have. I think the off season was really interesting. I definitely didn't really think much of the d._j. Lemay <unk> assigning but so asked me to the list of people who look cycles but i was kind of surprised that they didn't just bring in someone but i guess i guess they didn't like what was out there yeah i i wasn't pulling away by the mayhew signing either. I don't know if anyone was does. He is the one other name i was searching for the player who has not been on the this year. Although he did have a groin strain and miss a few days 'cause everyone's had something at some point and i was taken aback when someone told me after that sighting like in february and i think i may have mentioned this on the show but someone who works in a front office said that their teams projection system for whatever reason i didn't get any details had lemay hugh as a slightly better player than bryce harper which <hes> sounded completely crazy at the time but has turned out to be true at least this season. I wonder whether there is something we missed about me. Who did we underrate him because he was playing in course field and maybe he is not the type of player who has actually helped as much bhai chorus field. I mean he is a pretty good contact guy and you put the ball in play. Obviously it's it's helpful to be in cores with that pick outfield and everything but he's hitting as well now as she did their better if you do the park adjustments. I think i think what's lost. Is that e._j. Was injured a couple times last here. I think it's been really interesting. The team made up of former rockies to to learn so much about the rockies this year but i think i think something that's really overlooked in playing in colorado is that you kind of have to learn to be two different hitters and our guests in two different pitchers so i wouldn't be surprised tiff actually d._j. Being able to play all of his games at sea levels kind of helped him to be a little bit more consistent but no. I thought the thought that d._j. Was kind of one of those guys who is left there on the market and brian cashman was like sure why not but you know they started talking you about acquiring him basically right after the world series so i think that's something that most fans were like. Where did this signing come from but jim jim hendry who is now a yankees. Special advisor drafted d._j. Lemay he with the cubs has always been a huge d._j. Fan and so he was he was a huge advocate kit for him and then those negotiations played out over over a couple of months so there there was actually an intense in a strong desire. I would say which <hes> i just think it's it's funny that i think the general consensus was cashman's just accumulating debt but it was it was much more her <hes> specifically intentions than i think most of us predicted so looking ahead to the the next little bit the the yankees of obviously benefited from the red sox collapse and they also are lucky in the next stretch of games that they have is in super terrible so by our <hes> <hes> right arrest of seasons strength of schedule behind just the twins astros and raise they have the fourth easiest schedule they're obviously going to you have to roll with this group because we don't have another august deadline but they are i would imagine super concerned about the next month and a half games but are looking ahead to the postseason and we'll get some of their players who are on the injured list back in time for the playoff run so you don't have to make specific predictions although you could if you wanted to but i'm curious who among this group that has emerged and has helped them so much as they've battled through these injuries. Do you anticipate continuing to be part of this esteem as they move into october versus. Who do you think is going to end up <hes> sort of sitting on the sidelines when they get some other other pieces back. Mike cockman c'mon has earned a spot. They definitely have an outfield crunch so you know in in september. Obviously that won't be an issue but i think he's definitely kinda. Kinda wanna roll obviously shall as i can't believe they went from having gail into har- almost when rookie of the year go down for the whole season and then joe shelhah comes up and actually lays better than me i i don't i don't get it. I don't get it for for gio. I think my interest is in is in the long term. You know they've they've now got to third baseman who can really hit but i think the interesting one in that. He has shown sean so much defensive versatility. He's really taken off the plate and he's just like a really goofy guy like i think they really love his passion and just like hardcore like grinder emotion of it. I guess the big thing that i'm looking at until the end of september is whether or not they kind of don't wanna say take it easy but the the thing that they should be competing for now is best record through the regular season season homefield advantage but also with all the aches and pains and everything that's going on. I'm i'm interested to see how they kind of used their roster. When we get to september in general i'm just so fascinated by where they're finding. These guys are how they're finding these guys or is it just that they're finding them or are they creating eating them in some way i mean should we be talking about the yankees. As the astros of building hitters i mean the way that we talk about the astor's improving pitchers it. It seems like the yankees have that ability with. Some of these guys are just kind of come out of nowhere. Is it that they're better at evaluating skills that are already there. I mean when they go oh and pick up luke voight for nothing when they get tuchman for nothing for nothing where those guys good or did they do something to unlock. Whatever layton ability was there or you know you could look at aaron hicks for instance who some like he was going to be sort of a failed prospect and then and they turned him into an excellent player or or he turned into one with them and then there are just some totally mind blowing ones like cameron eben who who was with cleveland to needed outfield help as desperately as anyone and they let me go and he's got a one fifty five w._r._c. orsi plus with the yankees in one hundred seventy five plate appearances may never hit like this before so is this just total fluke lake they they are somehow getting the best season of every single one of these guys who we've never heard from before and we'll never hear from again or do you think that they are are adept at getting the most out of players that other organizations haven't been able to. I guess to go down the list. I know that they really liked how hard luke boy could hit the ball and you know i don't think they necessarily changed a whole lot with him but they did some new you know routines and things it to help him kind of stay in its swing a little bit but i think for luke's just the just the consistency is really helped. I think it's the same thing for her mytalk man. I think you know i'm just not really getting that experience and he said he said something recently to the effect of like you know when he would be up with the rockies he knew that the one pinch hit appearance was probably going to be his at bats for the week or whatever and so i think in getting regular reps he's really been able to settle down a lot. He definitely was too anxious about proving himself in colorado and i think getting out of that mindset has really helped him. I think gio or shall is made some pretty big adjustments to his swing but cameron may actually began kind of a swing overhaul before he got to the yankees and so when he was bouncing around with the indians and giants. I don't think the i don't think he'd fully settled into those changes i think he has i think you've still getting adjusted to them and i think he's really unlocked that allen. It's kind of it's kind of like a like. An old dog learns his new trick. Thing is he's. He's really been receptive to that and it's been it's been very funny because he's just so cameras so oh funny and so to see him hit. This is just it's it's another one of those things obviously the yankees them so seem to have embraced the sort of underdog you vibe which is unusual for them. I'm curious because you obviously also interact with a lot of yankees fans especially on twitter. How is the fan base taken taken to this team and are they nervous excited. Are we going to be dealing with yankees. Fans who find themselves to be underdogs even though their team might end up with the best record in the american erkin league. Come the end of the season. I don't think are going to think of themselves as underdogs but i definitely embraced guys like guys like geo. Oh and mike talk men and kim even and it's been it's been super interesting because i think fan base has been really really frustrated with the injuries that they've had i think every time a new one comes up. It's kind of like a throw your hands up in horror type of thing but then it keeps panning out i would i would say having having not covered the nineteen nineties juggernaut teams i would. I would say that it's probably pretty easy to really league emotionally invested in this type of squad. I would say it's at sanzar is out of their minds and passionate is you as you could imagine is there as they're seeing all these like crazy bottom of the lineup productions and domingo her on taking off and things like that. I think it's i think it's it's really given them a lot to be excited about so it's been fun. I think it's so weird. It's like of course you want. Kleber tourists to be healthy and then there's a a scare about his health but if almost figure that if he were to be unavailable will you just have tyrod strata come in and improperly just hit great anyway just because that's what's happening this all season tire strata has a a one twenty plus in fifty four plate appearances but it's it's like almost every one of these guys in mike petrello wrote about it at m._l._b. Dot com about how the yankees have historically low percentage of plate appearances given to bad hitters and that wouldn't have been surprising at the start of the season when you look at their projected lineup but if you knew that most of that lineup was i kind of miss this much of the year and the guys who've actually replaced them and in some cases the replacements of themselves gotten hurt like edwin gwin encarnacion for instance you'd never would have expected line-up depth to be the strength of this team and yet it has been so i don't know if it is his player evaluation and recognizing guys who are just kind of buried in triple a for whatever reason or development some combination of the two and it's funny that you mentioned that void just needed to go somewhere where he'd have a longer leash and he'd get some rope and he'd be able to actually play for a while because the yankees have never ever been that team that would like be the one to give the rookies time to you know sinker swimmer proved themselves. It was always the yankees were the place where you had to be good right away or you were sent down or shipped out or something so i guess that is a reflection of the desperate times that they've been in at times this season but maybe also also that their management has improved in their patient with these players and so i was gonna ask how much credit aaron boone deserves for this it because you know savages rant aside like obviously he has steered this team to the best winning percentage in baseball right now despite losing losing most of the team most of the time and you'd think that would make him a favorite for many of the year award because that's how we award that typically it's just kind of you know who had the toughest time or who surprised us the most and so he has an recruited these players he hasn't made these traits or signings and <unk> at times. It's not like he's had a lot of choice when it comes to who is going to play on any given day but i guess just the fact that he is open to trusting some of these guys whereas other managers would be like get me some generic veteran again. A guest cameron may be an is the generic and he hits like v._p. So it no matter what you do yeah. I think i think i it's almost a lot of credit goes to the guys in clubhouse. That definitely comes down from the top op from c. C sabathia continues through with a lot of the more established big name guys. They really just want these guys to come up and be comfortable. You know handmaiden <unk> aaron judge not aaron judge these young you know cameron c._c. Remember how uncomfortable it was to come up and so oh i think one a lot of credit goes to the players themselves for making what seems like a really welcoming environment and saying hey mike talk men he mike hord would come up and be yourself but no i mean. I think it's kind of nuts that a team with aaron judge john carlos san luis severino how edwin encarnacion we're talking about aaron boone being a manager year candidate like anyone can drive that team to a hundred wins or whatever but that's not the team he has. I think you know i think he's just really it's really impressive to me that despite all the injuries despite a lot of circumstances that could ultimately turn it into kind of a doom and gloom environment where guys are just dropping like flies. He's somehow been able to keep the room. Come to a point where they see it as a real rallying thing and i think the way he's probably framed it and the support his probably given to you know a lot of the more established guys but also the younger as i'm sure that has that has really helped and i think i think a lot of credit really also needs go to the coaching staff particularly hitting coaches marcus in p._j. We don't we don't know everything they do behind the scenes but as much it's easy to say like you know luke voi- mytalk men finally get playing time. It's not just that but no i mean i think a lot of managers probably would have lost the room at some point and they are definitely more united than you have. Guys like brett. Gardner is accurate in camera mabon saying this most cohesive happy team. I've been on despite you know looking around and seeing basically graveyard on the i l. you mentioned briefly. There and i wanted to mention him too because he is someone who i think. A lot of people were surprised that the yankees even brought back doc this year since it seemed like they had locked him in the outfield and that hasn't turned up to the case because stanton's barely played and gardeners having his best offensive offensive season at age thirty five cents like i don't know twenty fourteen or so and he has remained productive and i just got curious because he is up over forty thirty career wins above replacement right now and if you go back to his rookie year two thousand eight when he only played forty two games but looking at just all players players since that year he ranks seventeenth in baseball among position players in baseball reference were like tween hall of famers ascend like perennial all-stars and guys you think of as the best players in baseball and brett gardner would never really beyond that list he certainly not the first person who comes to mind but he's just been very consistent solid defensively and on the basis even at somewhat advanced ages ages and gets on base. He's just sit good player very underrated even on a team where you wouldn't think there would be many underrated players. That's the really nice thing that guardia. He is still gardy. You know it's the playing all the time thing. I think is something that in a perfect world he wouldn't have had to play all these damn games but but now i mean he's he's really been able to you got it this year. Obviously he's had some more power but i think think everything i think a lot of the small things that brett does hit really underrated but he's just just kind of funny. You know he's like kinda. It kinda grumpy southern southern brett <hes> just to still doing his thing well. I don't know how any subsequent season could give you as many the story lines as this has the it's probably difficult to cover just in terms of the sheer amount of news and people you have to get to know but on the other hand. There's always something to write about. I guess 'cause there's just always some improbable story and some other person who's doing something that so you wouldn't expect kyle. Gosh yoka has a one fourteen opium plus sure why not the just everyone doesn't make sense surprised by people's stats my thing ben and yet clint frazier can even crack this roster frazier. Are we gonna see more clint. Frazier issued a future with the yankees i think he does they need a left fielder assuming they let gardy walk and with with a lot of those younger guys <hes> hitting arbitration like aaron judge gary sanchez payrolls actually gonna jump next season so i think it's kind of undervalued how much having a cost controlled guy like clint there is going to help. I don't really know you know. It's like clint. Clint made some mistakes. He needed to work on his defense. I don't necessarily think his stay in aaa is punitive. I understand is probably probably very difficult for him but it is such a it's such a lightning rod story where there are some people who think the yankees are out of their minds for keeping him in triple a. right now and then there's some people who are you know kind of all all the talk man stockman train and it's. I don't know anderson i understand. They don't really need him right now because they have enough outfielders at the moment but i guess like everyone else. I'm interested very interested to see where this goes. I'm curious you know you you mentioned the important role. He's having in the clubhouse with all of these young guys. I would imagine that this being cici's he's last season. This probably isn't quite how he wanted things to go with injuries. How how has this last year kind of ben for him. Is he taking it in stride. I i mean he'll be back at some point here so it's not like he's pitched his last game for the yankees but i'm curious how having the injuries in his final year has has sort of hit him and is it just that he's leaning into embracing the younger where where his head at right now i think i don't think sisi expected to need as much time off as he has but you know he said the other day that like the pain in his knee is normally at an eight and then it's just yeah it's just he he goes on the i l. or takes a break over the london stretcher all-star break when it's at a ten but something stacey said in his retirement press press conference in tampa and he was like look. I just wanted to be able to go out there and give it my all and not worry about the health of my knee and i will. We'll just replace my knee as soon as as soon as the season is over but i think c._c. Kinda knew that he was going to have to push through a lot. Insuries bummed not to be pitching more consistently but you know he. He knows the shape of his knee. He knows where things are and i. I would assume he had a pretty good sensitive is going to get a lot of time off this year. It's just the the knee. Issues sounds so bad like hearing him. Describe it as like a constant eighty. I was like oh my god man doing this. How are you doing this. Are you going out in pitching all of your weight on a knee. That feels like an eight out of ten on a good day professional athletes. They're nothing like us absolutely nothing so less than i wanted to ask ask mega which of these current guys might hang around after the guys return so i wanna know about the injured guys returning and some of the more prominent ones who were still on the l. whether it's severino potenza sue <unk> stanton which of these guys is is the most most likely least likely to come back and really contribute and be a prominent part of the playoff roster case a least likely is probably jacoby to kobe ellsbury. I would say let's see gary. Sanchez is supposed to be back this weekend. John carlos stanton has started baseball activities again so is hitting a t. Luis severino should everything everything go. Well and i'm really interested to see how they use him. Am interested particularly because domingo. Her mind has pretty much at the point where he's pitched more this season than any other in his career. I would say you know getting getting sevi- and potentially dull in back. Obviously that's that's the kind of rupe that you think will make the most immediate impact since since the team is hitting well right now but you know i just i just feel bad it's been it's been a lost season for stanton and i think it's going to sour him in the eyes of a lot of the fan base in a way that i don't necessarily know is fair because he can't really help that he strangest p._c._l. But yeah i think i think everyone's looking forward to the to the savvy delon weapons as being there now is they said the deadline type additions well. You don't have to change your prediction but i'm curious. If you would like to revise either either up or down your preseason production for final wins. This is incredibly root of maine. We were asked people to do this so you can. Just tell me to get lost. Also that is a third third option available to you know i'm sticking with one zero five. Yeah i get a vein. Should it sounds reasonable timmy. I i've now. It sounds about right now. 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Suspended Season

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

33:15 min | 1 year ago

Suspended Season

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight. Podcast for Friday March thirteenth. Two Thousand Twenty of buster only in producing back in Bristol is Taylor Schwenk. Yesterday was an historic day in baseball history. Major League Baseball announced. It will delay opening day by at least two weeks. In addition to that the remainder of the exhibition season was cancelled. Dodgers manager. Dave Roberts was asked about whether this was the right thing for Major League Baseball. I think it's responsible In light of all this see what's going on. Obviously we're all excited about getting the season going in and guys repair and but you know for the players. Major League baseball to understand the gravity of this and a lot of it is because of the unknown. Here's John Carlos Stanton of the Yankees mean for to be For for things just Up in cancel all at once. It seems like these past few days. it's a little alarming definitely a weird feeling but Yeah I think the proper precautionary measures right now. Usa Today Baseball. Bob Nightingale was on. I take your take talking about when. Mlb will have to consider cancelling games. They may have to all the season when it goes until about you know Halloween and they don't want to go into the number You know even football season already cold weather. You know that sort of thing create problems so I would think you know they made. This cancelled games September. And make them up in. You know in have a world series. You know going on with the Thanksgiving So you know number after nine. Eleven wasn't like you're making those days up either shocking. Those Games are gone. All across the baseball landscape teams will be meeting with players today to talk about what's to come about whether or not they're going to continue having workouts at spring training sites. Jeff Passan talked about that. Yeah I think right now. The hope among teams is that players do stick around. It's a controlled environment you know. They have some of the best medical staffs in America here to either treat or prevent players from getting corona virus. But that being said there's fear right now and if a player expresses that fear to his team he is likely going to be allowed to go home to be with his family to join the millions of Americans right now who are still trying to figure out what exactly to do. And how to handle this crisis there was other news. The Orioles trae Manzini had a malignant tumor removed from his colon. This was a surgery that happened after the tumor discovered last week during Colon Oscar B lab results in the timetable for Manzini's recovery will not be known until next week and senior released a statement through the team saying the outpouring of love and support. I have received is made an extremely tough week so much. Better word it's the ravaged train with Carl ravage and it looks like the Rabbie trains going to be in the station for a while as we wait to see what happens with baseball. Carl how you doing. I'm hanging in there. I'm like you are. I was prepared today to call a couple of You know semi quarterfinal. Sec Basketball Games. That was in Nashville Tennessee yesterday. And you know it was really the night before. Buster were sitting at the table having dinner and Marty Smith Fan Myself. Jimmy Dykes You know when you find out that the NBA suspended season and obviously at that point we realized. Oh we got Some some problems here. And there's a real good chance we don't play basketball. There's about a month and a half ago. I remember reached out to our producer when I said to him. We're not GONNA have fans this game. I could sense about a month and a half ago but I you know every time you think you've reached a point where it's sort of not. GonNa get any difference. Let alone worse. It does so Yesterday was Was a real. It was a shocking day. Yeah when baseball announces that at the earliest opening day will be held on April ninth and I can't stress this enough. I think we have to say this over and over and over again these decisions that are being made by not only major league baseball officials but by officials with the other leagues with the incident Blazer not being made in a vacuum like they are being impacted be essentially being directed by people around them For example what I heard yesterday was is that baseball part of their decision. Making about cancelling the exhibition season which came down yesterday was based on their conversations with the state of Florida because the state of Florida was telling them look. We're going to restrict gatherings of over two hundred and fifty people so that shut that down in another example that I mean we saw what happened with in the state of Washington earlier this week and the mariners opener was going to be affected by that but then last night the state of Illinois the city Chicago. They dictated that moving forward. They don't want gatherings of more than two hundred and fifty people up until may first so as we move forward that obviously would have a tremendous impact on the white sox and on the cubs. I'm sure they're going to be other states municipalities. Maybe the federal government is going to be dictating a lot of the Action Carl. I don't think there's any doubt and I think the interesting part of what I experienced yesterday with the SEC servant after the NBA suspended was the city of Nashville was telling the SEC. Where fine where? We're good to go You're the doors are open and we believe that this is a safe enough environment. Currenly that we can host these games and others then got involved in school. Presidents got involved And to your point The federal government will be involved Like everybody is consuming different information. Everybody is watching a lot of television reading a lot of things online. Very difficult to distinguish Where the decision makers in your particular area sport are getting their information from but ultimately. I think there's all ends up in the hands of municipalities and governments and federal governments. That in the end you know tours Leagues will have very little to do with the decision making until they're told you can resume and then at that point becomes a question of how they resume when they resume where they resumed. What the schedule looks like? But I I think this will all be taken out of the hands of those governing bodies that we all call Megyn meeting Major League Baseball. Yeah and I think that that was the sentiment on this conference call. That happened between Major League Baseball teams yesterday at about four o'clock at lasted about an hour. They're going to be meetings between club officials and players today and Carl. I don't know what answers they can really give them. I know that there's a sentiment among teams that they'd like to keep the players together. They like to keep them working out in some form or fashion because they know that if the players disperse that it'll take time to to ramp back up whenever they get word that it okay. They're good to go. And there are of course of course is concerned that if the players disperse will they be more susceptible to infection going about their daily lives of them getting the grown virus and so I think there's a hope among the teams that the players will continue to work out the spring training sites but we heard from Jeff Passan? Yesterday's conversation with David Price. I saw this on social media in a couple places. If you're a player and you don't know when this season's going to resume because there's no hard answer on that you've got family you got a father you gotTa Mother. You have grandparents. You're concerned about your kids the way the David Price expressed the jeff yesterday And also the practical reality of you have no idea when you're going to be compensated like that hasn't been resolved or the player's GonNa get paid. What are they going to get paid? And they're going to be paid pro rated amount. See I think what's happening is is that teams will give their opinion to players. Look it'd be great if we could stay working out together. We feel like that's the best way to keep. The pitch is going but if anybody asked to leave we're going to respect that and I and I hope that they do. I think that these are you know. Look there's the obvious is that this is so unique and such a different place for everybody to be in that. It is going to be responded to very individually and sells very individually. Unfortunately in a team game where we emphasize team. This does become a me part of this equation and you've got to respect those individuals you know on every day basis. We're not talking about something. Like Corona virus. There are things that people deal with that they have to do individually independently. But in the case of something like this You absolutely have to defer to the individual's wishes and feelings because that's that is and as much as I travel as much as you travel. You recognize that people handle every situation differently and uniquely whether it's a bumpy airplane ride It's a seat at the ballpark. It's bad food whatever. It may be just as so much larger than any one of those things that you've got respect the individual while at the same time as a team and organization you're sharing you know your your best facts your best opinion on how you think that this will best be beheld by the individual but this is a this is David. This is a mirror to me. This is a mirror decision. Whatever that person in the mirror is telling you? That's what you've gotTA listen to. Your one hundred percent agree with you. Another time when the season was interrupted in the time we've been covering sports was at nine eleven. Carlos is so different from that time. 'cause you remember within seventy two hours. We had a pretty good idea of when sports was going to resume. I was on a Thursday after the after nine. Eleven happened on a Monday. And then on Thursday the League's all shut down and then it was announced that the following week that they would continue. President Bush was reaching out to Major League baseball encouraging them to continue. That was all resolved pretty quickly as we sit here today. I I can't predict when we're GONNA play on Golic and Wingo this morning and they asked me for a guesstimate of one baseball would return. I felt completely inadequate in dealing with that question absolutely impossible in a in an impossible question to answer. Obviously yesterday where I was in an arena with coaches and others A lot of people hearken back to nine eleven and Bruce Pearl of Tennessee. You know we had a conversation and the obvious difference between vis nine eleven. Was the role. Sports played after nine eleven was to you know reset recalibrate remind everyone that life goes on in this particular case today. We are nowhere apparently near the end so it that that all occurred after nine eleven when things said at the very least stops you know the terror attacks stopped at that point on nine eleven in this case we're dealing with something that continues to grow and expand and there is no end in sight to the actual nightmare that we're all experiencing so when when that gets under control whenever that is and again my point. Was you hear different people so you different things? Experts clearly. Don't know the answer to this question until that happens. This is a medical issue and that's all it is and the health of the country's most important until that get's figured out you can't answer the baseball question. It is impossible. They're exactly right. And I mentioned that baseball is completely and and other sports are completely at the mercy of what's going on at the national level at the state level and that's the way it should be your one hundred percent right. Carl you remember. What James Earl Jones character said in field of dreams giveaway lesson constant through all the years rate baseball? America's ruled by like an army of steam rollers and it raised like a blackboard. Rebuilt Interesting Baseball mocked the time field. This game pass rate reminds us all at once was good. The people will come. Ray People most definitely come and so it feels like Carl that when the country begins to turn the corner in the situation that yes baseball will be part of our leads it. Yes as we move forward one hundred percent and that that movie does conjure up great ceilings and wonderful the motions And look just two weeks ago. Anthony Rizzo was making jokes with Kris. Bryant all was very different and all was good and there were people smiling and people in Baseball Stadiums If you need anything to hold on to recognize that we are starting to remember how the people they play. The game are so personable. They're human that experience that we had with. Espn during the week of on players Expose them in a way that they hadn't been exposed and this is like a perfect time to remember. They're human beings they have feelings. They have a great sense of humor. They get depressed. They get frustrated. They get angry. They're happy That all will come back in time and I I will hold onto the humor that we saw from those players and realize these are young men. They're humans they're funny and they're playing a game and we all love the game and we love the people that play it and now we liked them because we realized there real people. Pete Alonzo is a Funny Guy. And they showed that side to us. And you know if you're going to close your eyes at night and hang onto something hang onto the idea that we have really good men playing this game with with all those characteristics that make up family and friends and they're like everyone else and they're dealing with the same stuff we are but they will be back. They haven't got anywhere you know. This is just a pause. We all hope and eventually we'll all be back in. Ballparks looking out on those fields and saying to ourselves not only are they great at what they do but they're really good players and they're really good people and I'll I'll just continue to have dialogue with Many of them and look forward to the day they were all back covering this This great great game with great people sitting around talking baseball underneath the a wonderful blue sky and sunshine and as we move forward in this podcast GonNa have great pay baseball conversations. Some really exciting stuff. That's coming next week. Some memories of some absolutely great moments in some of the people who made those great moments Carl. What was your favorite baseball moment in the time? You've been covering baseball. Oh Wow there's a there's a billion of them The Way Yankee Stadium shook During the two thousand and One world series like I. I've never been in a place where there was so much energy in a world series and I've seen them all since basically nineteen ninety five that that two thousand one world series is You know my ears still ring from it and from the energy that we saw Yankee Stadium I would say more recently. Buster the the greatest part of all baseball for me And because I'm in that unique catbird seat of the Little League World Series is when you see the you know twenty two year olds and the twenty five year olds interact with a twelve year olds you can just see the linkage that baseball has from generation to generation and Whether they're on the bus or in the stands watching the major league players they all have that same dream to get to where those guys are. And it is. It's just reaffirming every year to realize that the you know the clock continues to rotate and tick. And it's all at least in that world williamsport Pennsylvania the connector baseball and it is so cool to see those kids from different countries and the United States. Look up at there and they are heroes. I mean you gotta understand. We grow up and it's the uniform whether it's a doctor. It's policemen minutes a fireman. It's a baseball player. It's a uniform that we're always intrigued by military. Wow Look at how cool look at that and in the case of literally they still aspire to be wearing one of those uniforms if those guys are wearing when they show up off of those airplanes and buses and that that you can't it's literally like plugging in your just reminded like this continues. The Circle of baseball life continues and every summer. I get a chance than you do. Get a chance to see at first hand. It is amazing how it keeps you grounded. Keeps you young? Keeps you excited? I. There is no better yearly memory For me than getting a chance to see Major League baseball players shake hands high five hug play catch with teach the game of baseball kids. Who Some Day want to be those guys and Carl. This is appropriate as you were answering that question. I got confirmation from one of the greatest postseason here is of all time. He's going to join us on a podcast next week. I'm very excited about that. I'm excited to continue talking baseball with you. Thanks for doing this anytime. Can you tell me the guy is or? Is this a cheese? I how? `Bout one Mr David freeze will join us to talk about. What I think is the greatest game in baseball history game. Six Two thousand eleven yes game. Sixty thousand eleven. How about the number of people that were next to the set and I know you were inside the stadium. When you were outside the stadium there were as many people next to our set for baseball tonight and Sportscenter as there were inside the stadium for that game. It was unbelievable. It was literally a second stadium without the stadium that that was a special night. I can't wait to hear the stories from him about what happened in that game. Because as I say the best game that I've ever seen all right sir. Thanks but anytime jumping into the numbers evaluating millions of leases data and playing the avs Cincinnati by. Do by this is Hembo. Knows in. Hembo was Paul in Bikinis and expert researcher. Who's a hunch on the show? Get up he tells us. He's the head Honcho. We have not been able to confirm that. Let's have some fun a little respite from the corona virus discussion. Because we're going to be doing that indefinitely it seems like so. Let's go some baseball fan. Rapid fire ready to go. I'm ready to go okay. Best Ball Park the best ballpark. Buster is Wrigley Field. I know a lot of folks. Don't like attending ballgames there because of the proximity to other people and all the rest of it but I find it to be a magical place to watch a baseball game. Seconded by Fenway Park. Wrong answer Taylor. What do you got best ballpark? You gotTa jump in here. Orioles Park Yards Hawn strays. He's only won't answer. Gets I love those born in Baltimore. Nineteen ninety. It was the first ballpark ever ever went to or at least I remember going to but there is nothing like walking up through the concourse at Wrigley Field and seeing that Green Ivy on the outfield wall. It is it is incomparable. Yeah we know. You're an orioles fan. The restraining order with you and CAL ripken still stands. Best Player of all time. And you're not allowed to pick Cal ripken the best player of all time. Buster IS BABE RUTH. I know you have argued for Willie mays in the past but in my judgment even babe. Ruth never pitched a single inning in the big leagues. I would consider him the greatest player ever because of the way he revolutionized this board and the extraordinary effectiveness in which he hit. But when you consider the also through more career innings than Trevor Hoffman with a better era than grover Cleveland Alexander and dominated in the world series and produced more than twenty wins above replacement. While doing that it makes that answer really easy in my judgment Taylor what you got best player of all time. I'd probably go with the Babe in my lifetime. Ken Griffey Junior. He really did it for me. I loved watching him. He's amazing guys. I don't know a lot about baseball. So you can just laugh at me all right. I'll stick with Willie. Mays best major league moment of all time. He Got Hembo. Both of the best moment of all time occurred on April Fifteenth Nineteen Forty Seven I. I'm of the opinion that Jackie Robinson. The Color Berra was the most significant event that occurred on American soil in the last century. I think if there was. I think it's really hard to argue against anything else. Now I will say that as an Orioles Fan cal ripkin stalker as you just as you just put it out of love to have been there. The day that he broke the record And Pass Eric for consecutive games. But if there was one moment in time in which I think really captures majorly baseball's spirit it would be that day in nineteen forty seven. Yeah how old were you when when cal broke that record. Nineteen ninety-five was five years old. Oh my God I feel old Zaim Right I was. I was five or six now. It's Yeah I was the beat writer. Covering the Orioles for the Baltimore Sun. Three players you love to have a golf foursome and why we live or dead. So I prefer if they're living if I'm playing golf with them but I'm going to choose three dead people okay. Shoeless Joe Jackson Satchel page and Ted Williams makes my foursome shoeless. Joe is a fascinating baseball figure to me. Because of the way in which his career ended and the way in which his life ended Satchel page I think he has probably more personality and sort of more charisma surrounding his his name and reputation than almost any player in history. I would love to hear what he had to say. And Ted Williams is like a a a a a real life version of John Wayne like Ted Williams as a player and a person whom I admire more than most in baseball history and I would love to hear him tell stories. I'd love to hear him talk about hitting. I love to hear him talk about flying flying planes in Korean. He he would be fascinating person to play eighteen holes of golf with. Yeah for me. You mentioned before one of your answers. Jackie Robinson boy. It'd be incredible to hear that and Ted Williams is one of my answers because I'm biased in Tony. Gwynn knowing that how and Tony Gwynn were good friends and they love to talk kidding man. They would give each other a hard time with Ted Williams Antonio in with you in a three for four hours you would. I mean you could read a book to read a book on that afternoon. One hundred percent. Tell you want to jump in? You got three players you love in the Gulf War. Some with you CAL ripken Rafael Palmeiro Brady and biggest homerun of all time Emma. The biggest one of all time was bobby. Thomson's shot heard round the world. There's so much juice to that home. Run not only was it so significant in clinching. The nineteen fifty one pendant for the giants and also prompted the probably the most famous call in sports history. The giants win the pennant. The giants win the pennant. At least I'm biased in that respect but for them to overcome a thirteen and a half game deficit to get there for them to do so using a as we know. Now sign stealing Scandal if you will or at least technique in which we don't know for certain but there's a good chance that was a home run. Hit off a stolen sign and also the layer in which Roy Campanella hurt himself. The last day of the regular season couldn't play in the final two games of that playoff series and a lot of people believe that. If he could have he could have P- nursed nukem through that game. And the dodgers have won wound up winning so when you consider all the machinations involved in the context that would be much choice wrong. It's obviously Kirk Gibson because nineteen eighty-eight. It was a dodger fan and it was unbelievable. Okay that's number one of all time. What's the best game of all time in you? Better get this one right knowing. What's coming on the podcast? Next week I don't think we're GONNA agree on this. Y Y when you say best game of all time I can interpret that in a few different ways the game that I chose the game in which I would have most liked to attend. This might surprise you the game. I would have most liked to have been in attendance to see took place on September twenty third of nineteen o eight buster. The Merkel's Boehner game in which I would have liked to have been there. The game ended abruptly as we know he never touched second base. Everyone Pause Hembo is. I just want to warn people. Here's a nerd rabbit hole. Go ahead handball. Okay so okay. So we know Fred Mogul from fails to touch second base and then as the story goes the baseball. Winds up in the stands. Where we're tinker has to chase down a fan of throwing ears. Who's standing in jumping on second base to be to be a part of that may lay? I think it'd be so cool. And then when you consider two weeks later that you know the the giants wound up blowing it back at the polo grounds and the cubs one of going and winning the world series. Because of it. That was the last time they got to. The World Series won the world series until did so just a few years ago so I think that that's the end of that season in that game in particular is so fascinating that would have loved to have been there in attendance that day because of a nerd. I absolutely appreciate what you did right there but I. I don't know like the whole thing about name calling a game that you most want to attend because the question of whether or not someone base run counted. Come on you get a little deep there. I'll just go with David. Freeze two thousand. Eleven gave six the greatest game ever. That's the best thing I've ever watched on. Tv without question. I did not watch the nineteen away game on TV as you would expect. And I can't wait to talk to David about that next week. All right thanks for doing this later. Boys bleacher tweets are a buster bleacher tweets for Friday off the top. Here I just want to mention I mean we get lots of tweets being like. When does the season start? What are the what are they doing like no one? No one has any idea. I think we should say that. Like no one knows what's going on so Asking US ISN'T GONNA. We don't have answers. And Buster has no no sorry major league. Baseball has no answers. No one has any idea because I think the first thing that's going to happen is we have to see just exactly how far this goes in terms of the spread among people and you watch television. Carl made reference to this. Everyone's hoping that the curve flattens out and they can reverse that and until that happens they won't even be talking about resuming games. Yeah I feel like you mentioned did with Carl Bildt. Starting two weeks after they plan to his is very optimistic right now so We'll see where all this goes one day at a time An interesting baseball question which you did mention with Carl Kevin Larkin at Keilor twenty four rates. Assuming spring training stopped. What is the impact on pitchers ramping? Up Arms to be ready for the season. Obviously Major League baseball is doing the right thing but I wonder if we could see more injuries. Kevin the answer's Yes. I remember one thousand nine hundred five one. We had that Shorten season the major league baseball and the players Sushi and agreed to deal collective bargaining agreement than it was a scrambled to open up spring training sites who was a shortened spring training. And I remember in the first six weeks after the season began. You did see a lot of pictures down with injuries. Because they weren't as prepared as they usually are just a note on that short and season that Espn stats and INFO dug up. The nine hundred ninety. Five season was the shortest season in the modern era. And that was one hundred. Forty four games so there. You know minor Preston but Brian capper. Not You know Capri no rights in bringing up the mood here sometimes I look at Tony Gwynn stats just because I love seeing his unreachable numbers. What current player do you think? Best resembles type of hitter. Tony was you know it's interesting a lot of these questions. You can debate back and forth for me. There was no doubt on this Rafael Devers. The Red Sox like the way that he uses his hands ways able to get the barrel the bat to the ball. You hear his teammates talk about that particular skill. The fact that he's a left handed hitter that for me is the clear one by the way before we move on just one thing from the stats and Info note in the nineteen eighty-one season because they had a strike. That happened at the end of. May that that actually. We saw teams play anywhere from like one hundred six to one hundred ten games one hundred three for the Cleveland Indians and his many and I'm looking at the stats here. As many as one hundred and ten by a number of different teams so I don't know if that stats and Info note is is right on. But the eighty-one season in terms of number of games played during the regular season was definitely shorter. Usps stats and Info. Get it together. That answers Boston red at Boston. Red Question shortest MLB season on record. Joe Peters last one here at Peter Seventeen. With all the spring sports cancellations at the amateur level. How much will that impact the draft since there will be no games to scout huge? And I was going to ask Carl about this but again there's just You know there's so much to get your mind around but I just felt so terrible yesterday. Thinking about all the college and high school kids were going to have their seasons shortened. Because I've heard so many stories through the years about you know a particular player who was in the right place at the right time with the right scout of the stands who was inspired. I remember hearing the story about Jacob. Degrom how one outing against In Albany Georgia caught the attention of the mets scouts. And they built off. That is they move forward and now those players are not going to have those opportunities. And that's it's really sad. I'm sure they'll find some way for for teams to scout these players. They've probably like we see in the NFL. They'll have pro days with with various groups of players. But you're you are brokenhearted that we're sitting here in the middle of March and we already know there's not going to be college world series. That's his devastating. It's pretty brutal. I there's been you know. Obviously everything speculation. There's no no one knows anything but you know the NC Double A. Maybe they step up and they say hey you an extra year of eligibility if you. You aren't sure about what you're doing here. I mean I'm sure there are plenty of players that know that they are pro prospects. But for you know guys that are on the fringes or need that one game to to catch a scallops. I feel like that you know that could potentially be on the table. I feel like anything is in play at the moment. Just a note on what we are doing next week. We have two previews up left we have the Al West for Tuesday the NFL central? On Thursday we are going to get those out to. We will cover a little bit of news with those as well and buster. Why don't you mentioned again? What you have cooking up in the laboratory very excited We're GONNA have an interview next week with David. Freeze the hero of the game. Six of the World Series in two thousand eleven. He's going to join us for some storytelling. You've got some other folks lined up so we will continue moving forward on the podcast and we don't know exactly which days we're going to do this. We might wind up running the previews on Monday and Tuesday. It sort of depends on how things go. But we'll have plenty to talk about as we move forward. That's it for today. Thanks to Carl to Hembo on a Taylor have a great day. Everybody have a great weekend. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening to baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball. 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4/7/21 -  Hour 4 - Moving Details, Al's Car, Jerry's Update, A Wayne Randazzo Tribute, MOTD And Odds On The Masters

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4/7/21 - Hour 4 - Moving Details, Al's Car, Jerry's Update, A Wayne Randazzo Tribute, MOTD And Odds On The Masters

"You'll we've talked about this direct tv. Who's going to have the package. The nfl package and all that other stuff we know direct tv will have for the next two years. And then it's gonna go to somewhere else because. At and t. get out of this whole thing so anyway so you're moving So when you move a little details that you have to take care sure sprinkler. I don't know if you i know you have. I don't know if you have a landline at home. I know you have all tees. I know that you have internet your house in all that other stuff. Well you take care of all this all this stuff going smoothly it was. Yeah all right. I mean like people are reacting. And i'm like because. I know that you did all of this stuff like months in advance. Well yeah i mean. I and i called last week to set up an appointment for days so i can have. Internet played home for moved a until. I just got a phone call. It said no sorry. We're coming monday instead. What you come monday. The now worry about that. After the show internet in my house until monday great see so this is all the like this is the anxiety. There's no and look at me see how calm. Im so yes that it was a great day. Now the reality sets in. I told myself. I'm not gonna let 'cause you're foolish to think that everything's gonna go smoothly so i told myself there's going to be bumps in the road today and you gotta take them in stride. That's what you have to do. So it's gonna be like water off a duck's back. How about how about how about the post office. What do you mean. There's nothing worse than getting somebody else's mail like you have to go in change all your. I do have to do everything we already being in. Bow and all that stuff. We have to overbid amazon. forgets go. well yeah that's a big one. Obviously but we're getting our mail forwarded to the new address which is good and then you gotta go and you gotta change everything so yeah. That's that's a problem credit card buildings all that everything. It's a pain in the arse it is you know someone told me. Said the three most stressful things. It was moving divorce and death in your family. And i said wow. I don't know if i would put moving in those in that category. Well when you think about what goes into moving. And it's what. I'm happy now. After yesterday we got into the house. That i got the keys and everything like i'm happy now so we'll see how long that lasts but i just don't get internet. You're not going to be happy. You gotta have internet. I know i have to everybody has to have internet. I know i new york city gives free internet. Do they well out on the street. does it work well. I don't does it work. Well i'm not really sure i've never really connected to it. I've seen people Looking at porn now on their phones on those things really what while you can charge those stations as well like your phones and stuff so what he you do over a charging station and just like look at what other people are looking. No no i just happen to walk by one okay. Porno home on so the charging station is also. We can get internet when you plug in wifi. I don't know if it's wife. I know i did see gentlemen plugged in one day. And he's watching who watching on the corner and Hudson exactly what you're talking to one of those kiosks yeah. They turned the payphones into internet right at. I think they all under. I guess all wife was just sitting there taking porno watching porno spur. I don't know which was. I was not familiar. Okay and that's insane. Yeah did he have his Speaker on yes. I just wide open wide open. I was living room. Wow it was just like something guy that was on his way to work. Who just he he he. He did not look like a gentleman who was on his way to work. You ever see busty cops shocked. Nobody saw that. That was the skin. Amax move boston. College never heard of that. Yeah that is just. That's unbelievable. I mean sometimes. Don't you think like when you see something like that. You look around for the camera crew to come out. Yeah not in new york city. I feel like that's a. That's the norm here. It was anywhere else. Yes yes so this morning though. Good for you right. Everything was fine. Everything was five. We've got to tell you. I was so excited i did. Hudson street in front of the building does not look like it looked when i laugh. Yeah so there. Were spots there. And i was like. I don't know what these spots are. There was an end spot. That looked way too tight for a car. Jerry spot right. So i gave her on the corner and jerry was getting out of his car. I didn't even know if this body goes. I don't know either now. I know what you mean by. He's back to over the those flexible poles. Yeah the reflectors as backed right on there every day. I'll park though where your special place that you thought was secret on king. Yeah so the you drive a mazda. I do not. Oh then there was a mazda. There that i thought was his Interesting there was a there was who you gotta tell me. Would you drive on the air. Because i saw a couple of mayor mail trucks in a mazda with jersey plates. Sounds like that son of a bitch because the was day they did. I had to go around the corner. So i parked on barrack but i had to go around the corner which is always dicey. Because i feel like you can get side swiped over there really. That's the entrance to the tunnel. Gotta watch yourself because you basically parked in the middle of the street. You open the door. You could take biker. Somebody take it right off. See that's the collateral damage that people don't realize all right. Let's build the bike lane so the bike lanes up against the curb and your parking away from the curb. And you're getting out of the driver's side of the car and you open it up into the bike lane. Anybody would think about that. Now when they sit around and he's planning missions or situations and they're talking about how we're going to make it easier for bikes to get around the city. Nobody done. that doesn't come up. Open doors no way. See how many bikers do you think it hit by open doors. Twenty five day. That's that would be my number. Nobody looks when they opened their doors. Of course not especially after my long commute. i think i'm looking now at that hour of the morning park. I opened the door. And i get out. Yeah there's no way so. I'm trying to think i saw to mail trucks a mazda and then i saw a vehicle that i would imagine like middle school. Art teacher would drive. That's how perfect is that your car i. I'm not sure what a middle aged start teaching drive. So i'm not sure. Can you tell me the talkback. Yes hold on all right. I can't hear you damage has talkback not working. It's not tell eddie. I know it. Is it not a middle aged middle school art teacher middle school art teachers when i look like a middle school teacher by the way or history teacher. All right all right. I know exactly what vehicle it is. I'm surprised at your vehicle. I with the mazda. That i saw in that one i would have picked out the mazda. V alf but okay. Well now i know you definitely took that last spot there because there were two mail trucks and that mazda and then that's the thing the mail trucks don't really belong on the street they don't know but there there wasn't there a big rumor going around. They were selling spots. Yeah is that true. Though no somebody had reached out to me and said why that they have so many mail trucks that they don't all fit in their in in their in their garage and they were renting another space and they just decided to save money. They weren't gonna rent the other space the park illegally. Yeah okay so yeah just park legally instead. I mean 'cause. I loved that rumor. I because that would have been true when a gun crazy. Do they actually give tickets to the. Us mail trucks tickets ups and fedex and those are private company. Sure i'm just wondering since it's a federally owned company business. Whatever i've i've seen tickets on the ups fedex. I've never seen a ticket on a usb. Right they just do whatever the hell they want. They're all in bed with each other. Yeah just one. Big incestuous circle bleep. It's a cluster bud. That's exactly what's going on affects parking around and around. We go on the carousel of crap. All right love sports love culture loves a brand new podcast called take line. Who stood by me. Jason concepcion and two-time wnba champion rename on gumri in the game so the players to the issues happening both on and off the court will be tackling the important political and social issues happening in sports head on new episodes. Drop every tuesday so listening. Subscribe on odyssey or wherever you get your podcasts. The morning show with boomer esiason in gregg giannotti boomerang zeo. Let's go jerry. All right guys. We got winds for the mets and the yankees as their series. Continue today yankees. Orioles last night at the stadium. Aaron jour-jour continues to hit now. The oh one swung on hidden to let that ball is high us far. It is gone. Judgy and blast to deep love veal. three run blast by judge. All rise comes ed's part of a three hit night had four r. b. i.'s yankees. Beat the orioles. Seventy two a home. Run for the bruce whose loose. Jay bruce and john carlos stanton to its including. Rbi double the wind to garrett cole here was judge on what cole did. Thirteen strikeouts matching a career high over seven innings pitched that when it's one nothing game two one game but i think it's even i have a little bit more fun watching him. He's got a little bit of a leading kind of empty out. The coal himself says the fastball was on point really evolved throughout the improved started off with the ball on the grass in the first inning of that's not ideal but and that he did acquire ruch netto door from the rangers for a couple of prospects. Tonight you got jamison tie on. John means the starters coverage on sports radio sixty six. Wfan am though we will have a game show on the fan following. Clark's again robert yet. This right for everybody. Because i know that you you put that in at the end of the yankee story so everybody's not confused view. Put on a radio tonight. You put on the fm. Dial one one nine fm. You're getting the nets and the pelicans at cs correct if you put on the fan tonight and you go to the am side. You go to six sixty. You're getting the yankees and orioles. Yes and if you want to hear the pre-game show you can hear the pre-game show after carton and roberts on the fm cider right. Okay all right you think you nailed it if you wanna listen to the fan. You want to stream the yankee game just go to wfan dot com and both will be there on the front page. That's right what if you're using the odyssey app. Why would click on the game you want. They're both their. Yes all right. Because when i opened up my own ac- app it says wfan and just start playing wfan. Because it's my station. I listened to. Yeah so i think you really have to do is just search nets. Search nets i. I really think it's that simple all right good. I'm just making. Yeah i thought you just said yes. The question that gio asked and it didn't sound goes a very affirmative. Yes yes yes yes yes absolutely sure sells yea boomer. Okay so how. Many yankee fans are going to be confused by. This is really not that confusing. If you want to listen to the yankee i didn't ask if it was confusing to you or not. It's not yankee fans and seventy percent. Yeah they're going to. We'll have some issue. They'll figure it out most of them but there will be a certain percentage who will be frustrated for hours and just so you know the yankees chose to be on the w the am side. I believe because in this is me thinking that it has a much wider signal huger reach. Yeah yes hundred. I ever reach the the fm signal has oh here comes. Dove dove starts walking with a little brisk walk. That he's got something to say about it. She's so he's probably he is all you know his impart what is our would dove like. Also this is the third time it's happened. This is not the first time it's the third. Time is the third time this season already. Okay so the enke's want to be on the much greater reach side of our station. Which is the am station. The nets will be on the fm station. Which makes no sense to me. Okay all right very good just making sure really show as long as you listen to. The station shouldn't be that hard to figure out okay. Mets beat the phillies eight to four. We heard the dumb bomb earlier. This morning i'll give it to you again for mr wayne randazzo Bs eight eighty smith. It's high in the air toward deep left center. Joyce's back he's watching it fly. That's gonna hold on to the opposite field dominic dom it's the first home. Run up to the doll. Bob and after three says no score. We'll come back and talk about women's suffrage right after this message proble team. I'd just trying to think about all the stuff that was going on time. I've run out wayne. Randazzo had that of course he also had actually how we had. Pete alonzo's homers oto alonzo hit high in the air. Deep to left field back near the wall had gone home or on a tracer of a home. Run to left field by peter lonzo. Oh here's one you know what. This is a good wayne randazzo. One i forgot about this. This is the double steal. Run are going from first pitches. Low wrote a second all the way through its off the glove of regardless been a right centerfield polar streaks home he scores standing up and the mets take a five one lead and there is third one of the inning without a base. Hit the great wayne randazzo point. I've run out of so many of these things. I use them last year. And then this year i believe i use the fdr new deal. I already use that one. What asked about franklin delano roosevelt's new deal women suffrage. I don't boomer. You got a bunch of stuff there. Now it's always like the troops coming home. Use those looking kind of like it products that you could you could use Sponsors sponsor oval team. Yeah i there's Schlitz beer switch was around then for yes. Mingka's favourite paul's some of the cigarettes. Yes those are huge sponsors back then. That ball was smoked. Gives up another home run. The smoking was brought to you by. That's right back then was healthy. Maybe like it's good for your lungs right. It's good for your bones. Much like calcium. Cigarettes built strong. Losing your hair smoke cigarettes. It'll grow back having problem with your teeth. No problem smoke a cigar. It's good fainter mouth and your oral hygiene gross anyhow mansa michael conforto cigarettes are great for you ever dunk a cigarette and a glass of regular milk whole milk and a cigarette. Nothing quite like and by the way it put a specis up in your house. It'll stop the fires problem here some. Ddt before you spray the insects. Marcus stroman six innings. One run ball for the win and he enjoyed his was awesome. He had a great mix back there. I have the utmost confidence in mechanic. Anything he throws down. I truly feel like. I can execute so whenever you have a battery like that man. It just gives you more confidence going into a game. You always wanna know. The mets won in one and this afternoon. David peterson will make the start facing aaron. Nola that is a four zero five first pitch from philadelphia also last night the nationals did beat the braves extra was yesterday afternoon six to five one sort of the game winning rbi single the mariners lost to the white sox lost james paxton in the second inning with forearm. Soreness good start for clayton. Kershaw dodgers beat the as five to one judge joe. Douglas all is forward now on the nfl draft. Of course sam darnold in carolina. Now and i guess. I don't know why this is such a shock but Like everybody steve. Young is saying that the jets are committed to taking. Zack wilson. okay notion no joke Douglas was asked about it though and he didn't exactly deny these plugged into Byu pretty well I know It was good being out there at the pro day and just had an opportunity to speak to his representatives. Say hello to couple members of his family so there you have it but whatever. I think we all know what's going on. I just saw this Cnbc is reporting. That nike is suspend not not canceling but suspending. their endorsement. deal with the shawn watson. A statement says they are quote deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and have suspended watson they will continue to closely monitor the situation. I wonder i wonder when. Or if we'll ever see deshaun watson in a football uniform you really think is going that route. I'm telling again well you heard finally so you had an accuser finally shot and and say who she was and some of the things that went on and how she feels and i don't know if this will bring other people long now depends if you're a governor. It does matter. I guess but if you're a quarterback in the nfl does matter especially in this situation and these are very very serious allegations the nfl says there troubled by the houston texas saying the troubled by it and of course using a police force now of police department is involved. You have now victims identifying themselves. This was ashley solis yesterday. I ever of assault and harassment. The shawn watson is my my harasser shawn watson salted in harass me on march thirty twenty twenty in my own home. Doing what were two things that we talked about in the early portion of this is that there wasn't a name to any of the lawsuits and it had gone to the police. Those two things have now happened. Yes so you do now have an accuser has come out publicly and you also have a real criminal investigation that is happening so we will see where it goes but those are two important steps to this thing going into the next phase and both of those are happening as we speak. Nba tonight nets. Pelicans kevin durant is expected to go. James harden we know is out for a while coverage on one zero one point nine. Fm wfan the netzer thirty and sixteen tied with the sixers for the top spot in the east. Philly beat boston last night by ten. The celtics play the knicks tonight. Nixon celtics both with the same identical record tied for seventh and eighth in the east hawks. Meantime beat the pelicans. One twenty three one zero seven. And i bring that to you because the hawks have won four straight there twenty seven and twenty four and they went eleven for eleven in the third quarter from three twenty of thirty one on the night from three point range. Which is absolutely ludicrous. But that's what they did. Last night. the bulls beat the pacers one. Thirteen ninety seven. They've won a couple of games in a row Also in terms of what the knicks are the heat lost to the grizzlies last night. And the warriors beat the box one. Twenty two twenty one. Forty one four steph curry goals last night at the garden for the rangers who really have played good hockey Of late. I gave you a couple. Let's go with the capital cocco score rich chips at two. And that is the great. Sam rosen on. msg made it six to rangers. and they just Thumped the penguins. Eight to four timmy. Pinero and a goal and three assists ryan strom a power play goal along with cocco adam fox. A short shorthanded goal by the way on fox. Now leads the nhl defenseman with assist just took over the lead from victor hedman which is amazing. How great this kid has been. I mean they got so many really good kids the youngest team in the league right now. That doesn't really mean much. It doesn't equate to win. But we do see you see a lot of really high end talent. It's just that the goal is to get better and you know the younger kids. Gotta keep coming along cocco and lawford. He'll and these guys and it's a little frustrating at times but man when they're on they're on and they score a lot of goals men. The future should be really bright for them. Patience is a virtue. Boomer is not not for the new york sports fan. But in this case we have games like this against pittsburgh. And we've we've had games like this against the flyers you know like. Wow this is awesome. And then you lose the sabers. I'm just like that's the frustrating part of it. So you know we're we're down to the nitty gritty nadal s. Sixteen seventeen eighteen games for these teams. How many points out of playoffs but right now. They're five but the problem is the bruins have three games in hand so it's gonna take a miracle for them to get their uphill battle right and you know the bruins are going to make a trade. They'll bring in either a tower hall. Which i think they will. I think that's where he's going and he'll go on their second line and then paul mary. We'll go on to top line for the islanders who beat the capitals one to nothing brock nelson scores. The game's only goal. And you mentioned the sabers a moment ago. They beat the devil's last night. By the score of five to three time now for moment of the day brought to you by casa migos tequila casa migos tequila brought to you by those who drink it so just days after mark chernoff was dead set on making sure. We had all the safeguards in place. When greg did his wing eating i told the guys this morning of a terrible story from a. taco eating contest which ended very badly for one contestant. Show really no. I'm serious. I 'cause you never think this happens and it does. My point is mark was justified. We we're gonna be getting text messages from john you know i'm just saying you made fun of me. But she could died on the air. Imagine add welcoming in aussie and then there's now we have a dead employees of with with the brand new company name. You could've choked on a bone. What do you think that would have done that. That stock price. You proud of yourself dead. That's i would even get like if mark were here and i choked and died. He would have given me a talking to my corpse. You happy now you see what. She did unbelievable. Look at you. pathetic. He choked on a buffalo wing. And now you dead. Get them outta here. A moment of the day wednesday. He'd been a moving before. The rigor mortis sets in. Its place is gonna stink. Oh just leave him here for the new pd aright each the morning show with boomer esiason and greg naughty boomer. Ngo you gotta give me the mass. Oh that's right. And i'd like to everybody's all over bryson d shambo again because you know november. When they had the last masters he was supposed to overtake the golf course with hitting the ball four hundred yards and all this other stuff. Sure and then al was telling me this week even out. Who's not really a golfer was telling me this morning that this week bryson was saying yes something special in his bag special in his bag. Yeah so. I'm assuming that it's got to be a new driver and the driver is going to be forty eight inches long. I think he played with the forty eight inch long driver on in november so a standard driver's forty five inches long and the maximum. You can go on the pga tour forty eight inches long. That's why that's such a big deal and So maybe he's got to be the favourite. I would think he johnson they are. It's just amazing. This is why people love gambling on golf. Yeah is it's the odds you get embracing de shambo. Doesn't johnson or plus nine fifty. I mean okay. Great yeah so. I mean you just never know like that's the thing so it's D shambo johnson plus nine fifty than speak jordan speeding. Because he's hot everybody's playing with the so. Let me ask you this. Yeah where's my boy brooks koepka plus twenty eight hundred. All get you excited doesn't it. I would throw a hundred on that. Yeah hundred to win. Twenty eight hundred trauma on man so top five dustin johnson bryson d shambo. Ri- can i guess you go ahead jordan speed. Yeah justin rose. Justin rose is way down way down. I know i'll justin thomas justice thomas thomas is right there okay and one more one more well all right. We're getting a little confused there. All right i was talking about. I was going to give the odds on the top finishing in the top five okay. I'm sorry so tony. Female on their tony females plus five fifty so dustin johnson plus one seventy five bryson's plus two hundred speak and thomas or plus two fifty. Jon rahm has plus two fifty females plus five fifty. Okay mcelroy plus three ten. Patrick can't lay plus four ten gender sharply plus four fifty. Zander is zander. Sander as i do the same thing with anders honors. Well whatever. I used to call him short flake so the fact that i got shuffling right is right column more account. Plus five hundred. That's just to finish. And that's how i by the top five this guy. Calm more cower. I swear to god got the best swing on the golf on the golf tour. I've got a bunch of so so far. You like the brooks koepka to win thing. Plus twenty eight hundred go. Because i like brooks koepka brooks cap. Could've finished in the top. Five plus six hundred. I'll take that. They'll take that is calling more cower to finish in the top five are just gave you that one top five. That was plus five hundred. These doumen kids do i mean. He's won a tournament but not a major. Let's see leader after round. One this is always the difficult one. Yes bubba watson b. leading after round. One that'll be a plus fifteen at the end of the right leader enticing. Mansi people love wager on golf because you get great aunt. So jordan speak is the favourite to lead after round one. Plus fourteen hundred. I mean i just like you know why. Don't just throw a couple of bucks on all these guys. Just pick ten guys in. Throw five dollars. Johnny b being a great shape like louis faizan plus five thousand to be leading after around. One yeah why not all right match bedding you do match betting really yeah. That's sad looks like fun too. I mean come on to win three bowls right showing freddie couples on. Cbs sports network right now and it looks like he has a persimmon would in his hand as opposed to a metal. Would the persimmon woods. Were used way back when and maybe this is like going back in time. O of master masters. Yes do do we have that masters music and we didn't know to make her miss the cut got all sorts of odds here. But this is like brayson. D shambo minus eleven fifty. So you're not gonna make a lot of money. They're torment props. Can't you smell the flowers. Green hello friends. Hello friends jim. Nance wonderful day here in augusta. Only the top of the top can be a part of this with a dinner of champions. Yup crossed the elite the the upper crust upper crust and elites the upper crust where the upper crust joins to play golf and watch golf slap each other on the back so i have a bit of a toast. Fetish burned toast together and to talk about persimmon would by now been officially labelled as a weirdo and taxes. Giants bitch dog show was almost spinster. Dog show do you know the context and that one. I just thought he was not meaning to say that word and it just came out and somebody alerted me. Here's a racing de shambo. Rated t giant bitch. Never ever ever come to against everybody. Hello here played there. Yes how many times twice twice. Yes lovely place lovely place and it's it's the old world south is what it is you're What was the last time we played there was about six or seven years ago back now. I'm assuming it's about time to go back eventually. Is the golf courses. That i wanna play that. I have in play you the most famous person in your group that day depends on what industry are talking about just from a q. Ratings yes yes yes. Okay that's impressive to be the most famous person i was a guest of a member. Okay and You know and there were a couple of other guys. Who are friends of that guests. That i went down with okay so they asked me to go and luckily enough the second time to play their fly private yes. Was there tahoe waiting for you. Yes okay did you ever own caddy for the yes okay. How much does that guy get paid at tech. I couldn't give him enough money. Tip the caddy's make out really royal really really well if your guest there but i don't necessarily the members don't discourage over tipping over tip especially if i get a great caddy because i don't want to be known in catty circles as his raza cheapskate. I want to be a guy. That's you know fun gotta have on a bag. You know that kind of thing over under thousand dollars. Oh is under a thousand okay. I didn't know wasn't sure. So you know norm- normally a good caddy typ depending on how to caddy reading your putts and all that other stuff and talking to you about the golf course. You're playing you know you're going to give them somewhere between i do anyway at least two twenty five to five hundred depending on how good they are. Okay what kind of round. I have and whether or not i win money. I got you okay. If the guy's a horrible reading pots lose say five hundred bucks or something and you're on the lower end humby and on your game. Yeah get a little better because you're a part of me. Let's use this as a teaching moment. Skip right but i very rarely ever run into. That situation. usually get a good situation. I always i always feel like i get a great caddy. Who's into it. Who is really wants to earn the tip and wants to read the greens. And give me like tips during around and what to watch out for especially. If it's golf course have never played before you remember what you shot both times. I was over ninety both times. We kicking yourself. I played four rounds. Their best round there was eighty four. And the other three rounds. Were over ninety. I was you know what it's it's. It's an amazingly beautiful piece of property. I don't know how to explain it. It's like if you go to southampton you drive between national golf links and shinnecock and just look at the property that they're on. This is unbelievable to so beautiful and so manicured so well taken care of and that's this is even more than that simply because it has much more foliage and they take such great pride in making. It looks so green. The flowers pumping the trees of fall. And it's just a rite of spring. Sure so the next values blooming. And everything else your. Yeah so the the next time you go. Yeah you're going to be thinking about that score and doing better. Yeah one hundred percent and you head. What some a better golfer. Today than i was but doesn't ruin the experience a little bit if you like compete with yourself and you're not taking in i'm that's anybody's ever played golf you all. It's such an imperfect game. You just want to be better than the next time you go out or especially if you go experience a place like that and you're fortunate enough to to be able to appreciate the golf course. What has gone into it the history around it and then go out and try to play the best round of golf. You can play. So when you're sitting there having a tequila after the round to kill south side or is my favorite to laugh and giggle about all your shots and how great it was a tequila. Southside or would cost amigos. Please shower each the morning show with boomer esiason and greg saudi boomer and geo love sports love culture that a brand new podcast called take line hosted by me tracing concepcion and two-time wnba champion renee montgomery and the games for the players to the issues happening. Both on and off the court will be tackling. The important political and social issues happening in sports had on new episodes. Drop every tuesday. So listening to subscribe on odyssey for wherever. 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