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Ep. 39: Cubs and Brewers  A Rivalry for the (Old) Ages

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Ep. 39: Cubs and Brewers A Rivalry for the (Old) Ages

"Want to welcome to the new best rivalry in baseball. Hey welcome to another ninety miles <hes> podcast ninety miles podcast. That's what it's called right. Yeah ah easy for you to say yeah. Welcome to another episode whatever we thirty nine episodes while i believe today's thirty nine thirty nine almost all is you. That's <hes> you don't need to tell him. Oh yeah i it's. It's a podcast they. They can't see they don't know yeah. We're actually both forties somewhere. Well you know you're like what you're nineteen. I'm seventeen right well. That would make us young and dumb. We don't want that. I mean if you're nineteen or seventeen. Don't think you're young and dumb but the very mature for salt <hes> you know our audience no. That's not what i meant yeah. We don't wanna be yeah. I dug a hole here really guilty yeah and by the way i'm just forty. I'm not somewhere in my forties so i am on site of forty. Something bright forty-seven really is this where we're going today so yeah nineteen year old listeners seventeen-year-old listeners. What do i think of kids your age and by the way you are kids. I'm kidding. No no you're fine in fact fact some of you know more about baseball than i do but we like to sit here and give each other crap and <hes> yeah you know. That's what it's all about. It's a good time and <hes> yeah. You're young dumb even though i said that right okay so he's getting that i i don't know. I don't know they probably turned it off. Already deleted the website from ari and yeah they're gone yeah. Yeah we lost an entire segment reported accorded as i tunes or whatever and for what what did we get reported for for age discrimination on a podcast. Yes i guess ageism ism ageism yeah <hes> boy well. They probably think i'm old and <hes> you know ornery and you know they wouldn't be wrong. I guess yeah well that's true. You'll that people get off my lawn before. It happens yeah yeah so <hes> anyways <hes> baseball well yeah specifically. This podcast is about the cubs versus the brewers commemorate. It's thirty nine episodes ago when we started. I don't really remember how it all happened. Yeah yep something like that so <music>. We're gonna cover. We're gonna talk a little bit. You wanna talk a little bit about the twins. Brewers series max kepler just <hes> we're in attack. <hes> we're going to talk about how much josh hader sucks which is that's that wow actually he's. He's one of the best in the game and still is says. It's just a there is a certain area struggles and if you're a fan you notice you know what it is but i i have an idea of how the brewers can approach him right that also rizzo and you know then suspend snowball fact that got into his head so bad when he rizzo oh really yeah gave up that homerun originals thirteen given up or other twelve. I should say it was all rizzo. Oh you're right yeah. Cubs gave you guys. We we live rent free in your head. Listen to yourself right myself gulf. I don't know yeah exactly so. I guess talk about hater to be fair. We'll talk a little bit about pedro strope too so so there because he sucks walks but he actually sucks. I'm cater. Oh my god. You know we'll talk about that. <hes> yeah it's fairly in some ways as comparable numbers if you discount this season but <hes> realize certain numbers okay okay all right. It's certainly not there e._r._a. That's comparable that much. We know well actually eh. It's close. It's not on yeah otherwise we're gonna just generally talk about stuff. Let's <hes> uh let's well. We we yeah we want to get into the national league central a bit because the race is <hes>. It's the best race in baseball. No doubt about it for sure. It's it's if you look at everything else. It's <hes> there's not really another race like it. You could get into the twins and cleveland a little bit if you wanted to. The twins of <hes> taken a half game aimed lead in that central division over there and the brewers did face the twins but <hes> you get into the national league central three-horse race milwaukee chicago st louis. The brewers are just the game back they've been six and four over last ten which is better than both the cards and cubs in the last ten ball games not surprising. Oh yeah yeah yeah well. The cubs have a have another issue and it's it's weird. It doesn't completely really make sense. I mean he he some deviation in that record now and then but it's striking and especially if you consider wrigley field you know although it's a great home park for the cubs. It's it's not always you know pitched some days. It's pitcher friendly somedays hitter friendly. It's not it's not like <hes>. It sounds like miller park where i think both having you know. There's a good opportunity to put some offense up there for everybody thinks yeah. Everything's miller park is a home run. Haven it's real middle middle of the league not necessarily home runs but <hes> but but i mean you're always gonna have good weather and you're not always going to get that at wrigley field wrigley field you know run-scoring numbers are brought down by april and september bit because the whether let's crappy games that happened in drizzle or like you said the wind blowing and miller park has ideal conditions so it's going to be always more conducive for generally good office well. It's an inconsistent so it's weird that the cubs have a home record of forty one and nineteen and a road record of twenty three and thirty eight. That's that's i. I don't know if you can even pinpoint an issue there. That's just weird <hes>. I guess they get homesick. I don't know it's just something weird about that and i don't know well today's burgers and beer thing. I'm from the preseason. No cheeseburgers no beer on the road and you know if you're at home. Nobody knows what you're doing. When you get to your apartment or your house but on the road madden oh you know old dad madden yelling at kids to get off his yard and yeah but i was a kid that wasn't madden's thing. Madden doesn't care about that madden's davin beer. I'm sure the wind is a yeah. He's a wind gust some unbear- too i guess but he does have i think he has a winery. I believe <hes> all that'd be interesting by never try it because skipper but you know when he goes to the angels next year you know way back in the preseason right when he goes back to the california angels yeah i myself again. Call call him the california angels i think yeah i know that's that's old school. I'm sure on your age. You really are not dr you. No no and i don't know if the listeners can hear about my dog is whining because there's a giant rabbit outside. She wants to go get but obviously since we're recording i can't go let her out so if you hear my dog barking and whining it's not because i'm mean to her just because she wants to go to your rabbits ruining ruining the whole episode whatever typical right i'll put on my blaze orange and i'll go up there with my shotgun and be elmer fudd and the rabbit will beat me up yeah well. That's that's a weird tangent. What is going on with the show today yeah anyway so the cubs on the road terrible and <hes> yeah yeah yeah <hes> it's funny it's <hes> it's been rough there <hes> on the road and and it's <hes> yeah hartford and help your feelings about out that yesterday did he oh m._v._p. Form when he plays the cubs what's up with that yeah a little a little little bit but yeah <hes> you know. I kind of wish it had been anybody but harper. I i don't hate harper. I just you know whatever yeah but the good for the phillies for the phillies that keeps them in is speaking speaking of things to that keeps them renting the wild card race tied with milwaukee rate behind chicago saint louis and the nats in the wild card race so the nats have a one and a half game lead lead currently dea think when you look at things you know we talked about how the national league east wasn't going to be what we thought would-be really really great rate now if you look at it the nats and atlanta or both above saint louis chicago and milwaukee they. I didn't expect that i did not expect that i know. The marlins are terrible. So you get some wins that way. <hes> right the nets have been playing very good. Baseball and milwaukee will actually be teeing it up with them. <hes> <hes> this weekend the other than the marlins all the teams in the easter above five hundred <hes> yup so yeah. It's <hes> you're wrong. Maybe no no no no no. I still think the central is the best division <music> in the national league. Pittsburgh has started to tail off pretty badly. They are under five hundred but miami's thirty games under five hundred so yeah. Let's not twist it. The reds are pretty decent ball club. You heck you yourself just got to see him. Play the cubs yeah yeah. I know and they may look even even better than earlier. In the year there <hes> bauer was was <hes> rough one <hes> that was a big. I you know improve the team. I'd say i mean you only see him part of the rotation but yeah but they kind of need it that more so than than puig who you know league doesn't do a lot for me. He's you know middle of the road statistically so i don't know his games and and oh he does and he's gonna cannon and yeah. He's gotta arm but yeah i would. If i had to pick bauer or gets a pretty easy choice for me. <hes> even with bowers head case issues yeah well. They're they're not as much head cases puig. I mean that's one case. That's a wash there but but yeah i i am still blown away by that trait. I don't know where cincinnati thinks. It's going if this is all for twenty twenty <hes>. I don't know i even talking you know next season. I see milwaukee having room. We discussed it last episode. If you haven't checked it out go to ninety ninety miles podcast dot com you can go back and listen to all the backlog episodes <hes> you can ask alexa play it. If you want to <hes> she probably just heard me say that. Hopefully something doesn't doesn't happen <hes> yeah. It's <hes>. I don't know what exactly is going on. The mets and the reds did some interesting the thing things to say the least leading into the break but the way the division is breaking down. It's going to be a lot of fun. You know milwaukee chicago st louis hopefully saint louis collapses. I kinda foresee that coming but the mets and phillies there for the wild card as well. It's <hes> the national league east is better than i thought it was so i was wrong about it a little bit i still think the central's the better of the two divisions and i really honestly don't think either chicago or milwaukee played up to what they're are capable of not even close yeah or the cubs really i said milwaukee or chicago yup credit i as a saint louis. I wasn't totally paying attention to you. Oh no no no saint louis. You tuned me out. I know just like all the seventh yeah listeners. Oh yeah yeah yeah whatever cubs got <hes>. I guess <hes> yeah i i i did look at this before they got seven seven more against the brewers and seven more against the cardinals yet the season so this division is wide open. I don't know how many times brewers play the cardinals yet. Oh sure washed thanks buddy. I don't know i'd have to look and it's <hes> i've got. I've got to computers open in the one that i would have it. On is the one that i don't have in front of me. Oh okay okay. Well you want me to look for you. Okay <hes> hang on hang on air. I'll look i'll go to the brewers skating. I got it. I got it. It's fine. What is today august the fifteenth today's no sixteenth so we've got saint louis after the net so monday tuesday wednesday of next week saint louis saint louis saint louis three six and nine nine more times with saint louis seven more times with the cubs cincinnati whom you claim aim is super good and they're like your favorite team. I think milwaukee's only got a couple of games left with them so we got them before they got better which is good on your lucky hopefully still struggles but well yeah yeah well. Here's the thing too. I wanted to get into it. I wanted to get into christian yelich a little bit but more importantly josh haters struggled lately and pedro struggled in fact. We were going to talk about this kind of tangent. Did <hes> yeah where where. Where do we want to go. Josh hader yeah i mean we talked about the standings. They're not gonna mean a lick if josh hater doesn't get himself right josh hader is still an elite pitcher. He has some of the best numbers his strikeout rate is historically good. He's in the top seven believe mike petri yellow. Who's a good follow on twitter and in a good writer and a good statistician as far as a getting into the nuts and bolts of things better than you are wrote a day the job come on man. If you look at twenty seventeen twenty eight thousand twenty nineteen for josh hater the first pitch in two thousand seventeen to a batter <hes> twenty eight point seven percent swings in two thousand eighteen. It was thirty seven point. Six percent in two thousand nineteen batters are absolutely attacking the first pitch forty four point six percents. He is also throwing his fastball at a really really high high rate on the first pitch that means two things a he's got one of the highest swing and miss rates and baseball as he has historically but be when somebody hits it. They hit it hard because that's what they're looking for. <hes> a bunch launch of the the home runs that he's given up thirteen home runs that he's given up have come on the first pitch. That was true this past week against the twins. It was true. I was it true with rizzo as well. You you get all the credit for <hes> that was that was the first pit that was last year <hes> i don't i think it was the first pitch i actually think <hes>. I thought it was a bit of a battle of an at bat but i might be wrong but yeah well. That's something we can check out at some point i wanted to because there's a left. These these home runs this year are they have they been mostly righties. No not necessarily really those numbers in front of me but i can remember a couple of i can remember a couple of left handed batters taking him out of the okay here. Check this out. These numbers are crazy. An observer zero count meaning first pitch hitters hitting four twelve against them slugging one point four one two five home runs yeah. That's nuts all the other counts. All all other counts one thousand nine average to ninety eight slugging eight home runs against so yeah you get five five out of the thirteen home runs of come on the very first pitch obviously disley. It's pretty clear what's happening. Batters attacking the fastball first pitch and hoping they get a hold of it because everything after that is almost impossible to get a hold of <hes> he's throwing his fastball fastball at much higher clipped this year. It's close to ninety percentile thing. Here's my solution for the brewers. It's very simple okay. The brewers have to get josh hitter right or or the standings today. In the standings down. The rest of the road won't matter because they won't go anywhere in the postseason with or without a on top of his game omega. They won't make the postseason who if they don't get him right. You're probably correct. He's you know he's got six losses on the season. I'm you know you could laugh. All you want. You don't have problems on the cubs side. <hes> now josh problem but you know what he's still got three era. He's still the best reliever in the central division and it's not really close. Here's here's the thing they have to do with them. They need to bring him in for cleaning. They've got to stop using him. <hes> in the role that he was used in last and secondary closer yeah needs cleaning who else he needs to. Who else are. You gonna use well. Here's what i'm saying in order to get him right. Maybe bring him in the sixth seventh or eighth a couple couple of times but you give them a clean bill to start you don't have to guys on first and second so if you fall behind a hitter year in serious trouble right allow him to more freely be able to use that slider on the first pitch. Even if it's only twenty five percent of the time then he goes first pitch slider one to four times is going to be huge if you give them a cleaning. The walk won't matter if you put two men on the first pitches a fastball and it goes over the fence. Guess what you loose. That's what keeps happening so my theory. Is this us you give them two or three times. We're just comes in with a cleaning. Even if it's in a closed situation find don't bring him until the ninth with the basis empty. Let him get his slider going you. You can't work on anything during the season as a relief pitcher right. You really can't there's no time a starter can have his bullpen session you know on the third day off or whatever and work on a couple of things relievers. They don't have that option the only solution to get haiti right him a clean ending a couple of times. Let them get confidence in that slider so he can come in in a tight situation. Maybe with a couple of guys on you know a couple of weeks down the road and be able to throw it first pitch for a strike confidence in that pitch. The brewers aren't going to go anywhere anywhere my solution now. I don't know what your thoughts are. If you think that's logical i know you hate the brewers and you hate hater but still well. I you know i mean to me. Part of the problem is if you yeah bring 'em in clean innings. <hes> you know but the thing is is is what do you do. There's too many times. I mean there is the bullpen sucks so well you might you might have to take an l. or two you by getting hater right now in order to get a win or three or four down the road <laughter> okay okay obviously if you don't get them right. It doesn't matter that's my point. Also it does not really right. There aren't going anywhere yeah so neither both options lead to some losses. Maybe maybe not currently currently using them. The way you are is leading to opt is leading to loss more often than it should we that much so with that taken into account. What harm can you do by just giving him the ninth inning clean or bring him in the seventh with the cleaning. If you got to lefties coming up before righty give them the opportunity to throw a first pitch slider without having to worry about walking somebody and loading the bases or wanting and god forbid so so it would take some pressure off of him. It would allow him to work. That's my theory. I just wanted to get into it because patriotdepot p._l._o. <hes> and you can follow him on twitter <hes> at mike underscore p. e. t. r. i. e. l. l. <hes> he's a very good follow but he made some very strong points with these numbers in fact he compared it <hes> if you take an quote it <hes> he and craig kimbrel from two thousand seventeen are the only ones that have had closely seasons seasons like this where they're they're strikeout. Rate is super high and they're hard hit. Rate is super high when you know when they do get hit so it's an interesting tie. Yeah earn enough about hater. How much destroyed suck though well yeah. You know. What's up with that. I i don't know but it's really annoying. I thought maybe there there was an injury issue there. Although that apparently <hes> you know unless there still is something lingering. I dunno no i mean he's back now and and sucked so <hes> woodson better than ever yeah well. Ill what's incredible is. Since since <hes> you know i think i mentioned this to before <hes> since joining the cubs in two thousand thirteen i mean he he had he came there mid season. He was with baltimore <hes> okay which he wasn't very good but <hes> after he got to chicago two point eight three year aerator finished that season fourteen was two point two one two point nine one two point eight five two point eight three two point two six last year and right now he's sitting at five five point four six <hes> he's been the absolute most consistent pitcher in the bullpen for years and and this year something's going on so i don't know if there's some lingering injury issue if you know he is. He's thirty four four <hes> now. I don't know whatever it is <hes> it. It really stung stung us here <hes> yeah because <hes> you know he's. He's yeah not been good. <hes> you know he's got five losses passes on the year. Is there anything you can pinpoint because when i talk about hater obviously it's the fastball usage. It's how he's being used. I think there's ways to help fix him do. Do you have any idea on how pedro strope can get. It turned around and i really i haven't really dug into it so i guess <hes> okay you wanna. Give me a homework assignment and all around and i just thought well. I just thought maybe there was something that's been talked about on the broadcasts something i don't know because i mean i i follow the cubs obviously for doing this and because they're milwaukee's biggest rival <hes> but i don't watch the games or listen the broadcast so i just wasn't i. I knew he was struggling this year. I just don't know if there's anything in particular that's getting you know not that. I've happen been here. <hes> you know i don't know but it's not you know. Strobe doesn't have mike petri yellow writing for them. You know about them for me to rob reiner. Yeah yeah exactly yeah what you know that research fell right in your lap and here you're asking me to you know <hes> yeah but i i this concept i had to fix hater has been there since wednesday when he gave up the home run to the twins yeah that was before patriarchal wrote the column yeah. No that's fine. No there might be someone out there. Listening that maybe twist outbound something <hes> that i missed so feel free to tweet tweet tweet at us us <hes> but <hes> i think the big thing is is <hes> regardless of that. The issue is the cubs do have the personnel how to handle things now <hes> when they're not injured <hes> so i mean yes you know. Steve see shacks ten day hi l. brandon kessler ten day. I'll and craig kimbrel ten day. I l rate. They're huge huge difference in that bowl the look of that bullpen <hes> so you know dare dare crosland. I mean didn't go very well the other day but that's in a little rough ruin wick has looked good. He's been he's been good <hes> but you you need those other pieces to fill it out and then you can you can reduce put he you know the the chances of putting pedra strope in in a high leverage or high a dangerous situation and see if you know whatever they can figure out if he can work some things out <hes> <hes> sure put them in cleveland you know and <hes> it sounds to me like the <hes> yeah it sounds to me like the cubs are having a little taste of what the brewers have had all season in. Just nobody there that can get anybody out. Yeah well and it's been moment. It's been these annoying ten day ten day. I l you know they haven't been. I mean i love fortunately l._a. There hasn't really been any like there's many season ending or you know real long. It's just mostly benched short stints but it's always you know when you have three you guys. You know that are solid bullpen guys all on the ten day. I l at the same time. That doesn't <hes> help so no. That's what i mean right. Now nobody yet you've got nobody left. They can get outs and that's what it's like game so as the most frustrating laws. I don't know now in an extremely long time to be up five nothing darvish absolutely just he. He has been extremely good. He's been he's. I've been very good lately. <hes> seven innings no walks no runs. I think like four hit something like that. <hes> just it's a shame that he won't be pitching in the playoffs though since the cubs aren't gonna make in yeah right now that far fast yeah. We've really which i don't know well. It's very possible that only one team comes out of this division. It's very possible that's absolutely true and it will be the cubs. That's fine and but that's what you said last year too. You know that the cubs were winning the division blah blah blah well. We shall see friend. We shall see well. It's it's gonna yeah. It's going to be easy. It will be fun and we're going to be one thing and close one thing. The cubs got <hes> <hes> kinda and kind of a potentially good second thing but number one nick casts janos about <hes> about that pickup. He has been okay. Do you want me to give you some numbers since he's drawing. The cubs sure yeah look. He's actually been better than casten here. There are not because that's the brewers fifty to fifty to sixty two appearances fifty seven at bats <hes> so reasonable sample apple sized not huge. He's he is batting three eight six four thirty five obie p. seven seventy two slugging. He's got a one point two. Oh seven an opioid s. <hes>. He's got five home runs. He's got seven doubles <hes> speaking of doubles. I just saw he <hes> he has <hes>. Let's see he's on pace to hit to hit. Fifty nine doubles goals this season yeah coming from the ballpark he played in. It's a little more conducive to hitting doubles wrigley. Some of those doubles will probably turn into home runs for for him in wrigley but the other thing is what are the cubs going to do since they're four and six of their last ten. What are the cubs gonna do. Makasiar finally cools off. It's kind of a small sample. Size always not okay yeah. He's he's christian yelich two point. Oh is what you're trying to tell me. Let me finish on the doubles. There's only by the way there's only been six six sixty double seasons in m._l._b. History six six times okay so he's on pace for fifty nine but anyways it's rarer than a sixty home runs by quite a bit yeah. It's pretty pretty ridiculous. <hes> so <hes> so yeah <hes> that's that's pretty good now what it what what he calls off that brings me to the sort of soft second thing is is zobrist keeps working in his way through and and should be back in probably another one to two weeks as well interesting and has he been. Do we know how he's he's been doing. He was doing let me see. Let me pull that up. I i heard he had some good games but <hes> let me just <hes> i am. He's almost how is he gonna come back and affect anything. It sounds like it's going to be his last year so <hes> it sounds like like he's gonna when he comes back and plays out this year that it's going to be his last season. He's gonna retire <hes> yeah because he's he's thirty eight so he's my age. Wjr there you are that makes me the elder statesman of the podcast. He's at an ice cream. He's got a forty five point one <hes> career your war now. He's always been kind of solid player. It's too bad that he ended up on the cubs. I was when he was in tampa bay. Yeah yeah same thing for joe madden edna gas but <hes> anyway so let's see he has uh right now looks like he's got <hes> twenty two twenty two at bats in the minor so far as he's been working his way <hes> <hes> okay you know so sixty seven sixty two zero p._s._c. does <hes> have a that's pretty low three oh eight oh v._p. But a one eighty two batting average but that's to be expected <hes> that's you know at least he's seeing the ball <hes> while he's just not when he's swinging. He's he's not getting as good contact. Yep that makes sense. A thrill. Wait on base percentage. Isn't all that strong. I mean that's i mean it's no. I well well anyway. We'll see we'll see a couple of home. Runs and <hes> four doubles at this slugging is <hes> four fifty five so <hes> but i mean the difference between one eighty two batting average three oh eight oh b._p. Is more more pointing out than three. Oh eight necessarily being any yeah yeah one hundred one hundred twenty points. It's a small sample and very small sample. I mean that's twenty two has off but yeah i mean yeah. He's been out for awhile. He's he's been certainly distracted. Solic- see how that goes right speaking of speaking of being distracted <hes> the twins brewers were obviously on this week. I happen to live in in and i can pick a both broadcasts so you know anytime i get a chance to obviously i hear the home broadcast ninety percent of the time. It's you know it's nice. I used to get a fresh perspective. Somebody else's broadcast and i was watching and you're a big twins fan. I am having a good year. They are low noise with the cleveland blend. <hes> who i'm not particularly a fan of especially with the twins being in in the same division as cleveland but also you know got a the there were two thousand sixteen. They were absolutely row team. That was their series to win. They blew it. Yeah too bad handed it to the cubs handed handed extra innings game seven right. That's hand over whatever all right yeah yeah. That's exactly what happened anyway. What was annoying me about the twins broadcast and you know i normally don't get all judgy about opposing team's broadcast and things but now they've got max keppler who's having really nice season and he's really probably been there teams m._v._p. And they just kept fawning over him and then showing pictures of christian yelich and comparing comparing the two like oh yeah kepler's having a yellowish like season and blah blah is are you kidding. What are you guys know. Oh you're talking about one of the best two or three players in baseball and then you're talking about max kappler. He might be the twins m._v._p. That's all fine and good. He's at thirty two two bombs. He's planning on twelve games this great. The dude has a point eight six six. That's a really solid opiates. Okay point eight six six a good a year. That's a good year. Christian yelich was at one point one one one yeah no. It's a two hundred and fifty point difference in opium right. There's there's over seventy point difference in batting average now. What no he's having you know 'cause you. You mentioned that before like who on the cubs is having a similar season amax kappler an and the the closest one. I could find is <hes> baya's who's having a very nice nice year by as <hes> is batting two eighty six three eight tito v._p. Five five forty-seven slugging he's got an eight sixty five opie s._o. Most rate the same he's got twenty eight home runs so few lesser home runs but a higher batting average and he's probably got more stolen bases than kepler kepler as one stolen base. Yelich has twenty three caught five times. Yeah there you go kepler's been caught five times yelich twice i just i just was laughing at my loud that they kept comparing kepler yelich. It's like no this is not. That's a big stretch guys. I don't have a problem with the twins but when you start comparing mike tropes name came up several times as well yeah yeah i'm all for the home broadcast being homers but come on kepler yelich and trout anybody anybody say that right yeah buyers would be a comparable guy. There you go by is was an m._v._p. Candidate last year keppler could be an m._v._p. Candidate in the american league. I'm not really clear on what the picture looks like over there <hes> as far as that goes but no comparison between those two players yeah no i i agree. I mean i mean if you really look. I mean even even if you look at just the american league. I mean there's there's a lot a lot of players. <hes> ahead ahead of kepler <hes> offensive several categories quite a few categories. <hes> you know well you know actually which <hes> i mean it would actually be almost more fair well. He's got alpa. Alpe lago has higher war than kepler so far this season but it's a from completely different type of game you know he's batting to ninety three the only seventeen edelman's but <hes> eight thirty eight p. s. <hes> but <hes> well like i said kepler's been good. I have no problem with. I have no ill-will towards max kepler. I just couldn't believe that they were drawing that comparison. I guess if you want to say our best player against your best player and that's kind of what you wanna talk about fine but <hes> yeah it was. It felt like it was more than that. It felt like they were trying to put them on the same plane as the alleged in that was my own trout's having a good good year doing this year now. Let's talk about that because his name came up like three times in that whole bit and i was beside myself yeah. I mean the only if you're talking about home runs okay fine you know kepler's got. What thirty six so that that's that's up to thirty two. Let's what i see is thirty two. Oh did i see that uh-huh thirty two. Where did i see thirty six. I don't know i don't know but anyway. I mean you know good number. Thirty two tropes got forty now yeah. He passed yelich. Well you know you missed some games. I'm a little sad about that because it's fun to for me. It's fun to do the yelich trout thing yeah thank you put kepler and there were forty forty home runs. What's what's o._p._n. Thing <hes> what's his odiaun throats still the best player one zero nine okay so yellow has opie s by i you know to thousands no trout is long-term the better player than yelich but yelich has put himself into that conversation over the last year and a half <hes> uh in my opinion but yes trout is a generational baseball player red yellow. We'll see if he is or not. I mean she's nine nine season trout scott career one point zero one opie s career. I mean just ridiculous excellent nine nine years. Yeah it's amazing. It's been in the league nine years already yalcin. No i'm feeling old again feeling old again. I was thirty one. When mike troch came into the league yeah. He was just a little kid. He was nineteen back in two thousand eleven. I was already old for baseball player when he started playing major league. Yes this isn't. I don't want to talk about my age anymore. You're retired unless you're like. I feel i'm retired baseball player nolan ryan yeah right yeah how big sexy right yeah there we go he was. He didn't hit his first career home run till he was older than me. If i'm not mistaken stay no maybe not. He's still got a chance come on tolo who can't root for bartolo cologne. I mean there's a point in time like when he was in his early thirty thirties or whatever i don't really care but once he hit like forty something. How can you not root for that. Oh yeah yeah big fat outta shape dude and released probably not out of shape. He's just the the big guy pitching into his mid forties amazing. Well see th there. Aren't there some teams that have open tryouts or you know. Maybe you should <hes>. I'm surprised the brewers didn't sign. If if you go back and look i mean if you look. We've got jordan lyles. Starting i think tomorrow oh and then <hes> gosh who was it yeah they're two pickups lyles and houser well house. There's more of a guy that came up from the minors but the guys that are starting now. I could see bartolo cologne this rotation at this point. I why not gonna shoot yeah. Okay not really i think the rotation is actually decent right now but a lot of work to do <hes> we should probably start talking about some predictions or something today here the music oh yeah here. Let's cue it boom top ted cy young award voting darvish. I'm calling with my cut by heart some call with theresa all right so all right so into the predictions yeah has not been spicy lately and dr him losing using darvish cy young like for his recent starts but on the <hes> you know his first half sucks well dims sign it wasn't it wasn't he had he did have some blow ups but <hes> but we'll see if he carries if he is honing in and gets and he keeps doing in what he's doing now and then goes into next year just as strong and has a full year like he's been pitching now lately. Will we'll see if that <hes> prediction may come up again next season so let's see <hes> it'll be fun to rain on it all season again so that'll be great. Yeah i do make that prediction yeah yeah. No is gonna fall apart. He's yu darvish. She's not cy young. Can anyway sure yeah yeah. Actually he's been good lately. We'll give you this okay there. You go there. You go yeah but you have to tell me how good yelich as you kind of did say that he's better than kepler yeah yeah i'll. I'll admit that but that's fine. That's awesome okay. I guess that's far enough. That's far enough so let's take a look here. We've got a cub series. Starting on the thirtieth of this month that means today being the sixteenth <hes> we've got basically two episodes between now and then the the second episode between now and then we'll actually be the preview episode for that cubs series. Do you have a prediction lined up for the cubs. Brewers series era something going into that series. What do you think about this week. What are we going to get wrong this time. I don't know i actually haven't thought about it at aw at all. No i have some ideas. I have some ideas. Let me <hes> let me just see here. It's it's going to be <hes> at wrigley. Yes yes so okay. I think you mean miller miller park south correct. I oh yeah yeah. That'll that'll be the day bruce fans. Come out be there and drove 163. The brewers need you. I know it's been a struggle especially in the in the late innings has been a struggle but the offense has been strong anyway have have funding and around and wrigley ville after a law devastating loss but you know go ahead and go to go to the game if you want but oh yeah i remember i remember going out <hes> one time a long time ago. When you're in chicago and went to game at wrigley yeah and <hes> we were leaving a an establishment and there was a cubs fan girl giving out hugs to everybody. She gives you a hug. You go out the door. She turns the give me a hug doug and then i look at my shirt and she basically says f. off and walks brewers gear and that was a good time yeah yeah. Those were the good day yeah. That's that was fairly good. It was worth. I mean she was cute and all but i didn't need a hug that that had more fun this well. You couldn't use as the hug after losing that game. What was it to nothing. The cubs won. I believe was thinks oh yeah well. No i thought it wasn't to nothing was it. I swear lyle overby hit a home run when i went to get a beer while anyway <hes> yeah yeah brady clark was playing center field. I remember that game pretty well yeah well. Most of it you know re- really you know he'd been wrigley north but the real wrigley is is a good time so i'm sure you remember whatever but <hes> actually yeah. The top of my head got pretty sunburnt day but that's a different story altogether now now. The dog's going nuts again. I think the rabbits back outside anyway well. Let's get to the predictions. I've i've got one. Are you ready for the okay. You go ahead all right so between now and the end of that cubs series josh hader will not give up a run between we now and that series josh ater will not through the cubs sears he will not give up another run between now and the end of another run period earned-run earned rund rhonda. I do need the caveat of earned earned calvin harris great on offense but he's a little iffy sometimes on the defensive side love the kid but <hes> yeah little shaky. He played a lot of d. h. In college and then in the minors with a couple elbow issues so he's got a lot less reps at second base than what he should have <hes> so yeah earned earned run. Josh eater will not give up an earned run for basically what two weeks and two days is that bold enough for you considering the struggles in the conversation. We just had about thirteen bombs already this year <hes> yeah. Let's let's do it. He'll give up a few home runs probably so yeah that's why they got three games with washington three of saint louis three with arizona another three with saint louis and then chicago yeah. There's several home runs coming there there so i can't wait to mark this up on the board. The kid's gonna turn it around. The brewers do what i said they should do. Everything is going to be golden. The bruce lee in first place at the end of the cubs. Uh-huh oh boy <hes> in fact will be in first place before that but whatever okay the offense has been <hes> exciting late games. So what do you got for me them. I i'm gonna go with <hes> your favorite cubs player. Kyle korver uh-huh. I wanna go way down. He's gonna retire join jose canseco softball uh-huh. I checked that he's gonna hit. Two or more home runs that series yeah. That's bold enough. The sure you're good with that yeah. I'm good with that. I don't even think he's gonna hit the baseball like you. You get a full tip. He's been actually he's been pretty warm lately. I'm not gonna lie. I was desperate for an outfielder and my fantasy league. Ah ah with some yeah had them for one day. I had them for one day and i think he went over three or four. Put them back team team again. Nah i don't want him back. I needed somebody look in our league. It's a it's a head to head leagues but you get wins for categories right so they're six plus six six categories offense six categories defense. It was a very close race offensively. I needed somebody that might be able to hit. When of course he didn't why would he. He's coach worker yeah anyway well the last last fourteen games. He's got a one point seven six. Oh p s four yeah so well. I didn't pick him up because he was playing terrible. You know but he's still going to shore. It's fine. He'll schwarzer again all right well anyways. I'm i'm <hes> i'm going with that so so there you go well. That's a good one. That's a good one <hes> so yeah no runs for hater shorter with two bombs uh-huh in the brewers series yeah not going to happen especially if the wind's blowing in yeah this'll be good. I'm excited. I'm excited for this this next week here of base yeah yeah. It's it's a couple of weeks or getting intense now. It's it's ben intense for a long time day to day. It's like three teams within a couple of games you know of each other. It's just very you know the mood swings and our text message group have been horrendous. It's just weird. Cubs lose the brewers win win. I'm checking everybody. I'm checking the cardinals and brewers scores. You know as much as <hes> paying attention the cubs just because it's ah every day is just a yes coaster yup. That's what it's all about. This is the time of year this is what it's all about <hes> stay with us. If you've been enjoying the podcast stay with us because we're going to be doing the same thing ninety miles there ninety miles apart. We're gonna take player against player. Be you know bullpen egg. Bullpen beats all ashikaga cubs. It's all milwaukee brewers. If you're digging it and you're getting the content to you like you can go to patron and we will take your money if you like the content that much and you're willing to give it to you for sure but <hes> yeah i don't know i think that's all i got for today. Did you have anything else. You wanted to add anything else on the the docket no worries. That's it nick cast. Janos is awesome. Cubs are awesome. Cossio sucks cups. Cardinal suck yellowish lists yelich sucks brewers tweets larry power all right. I gotta let my dog get yup this rabbit or at least go outside because she's driving me up. Let's run by i do uh-huh.

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Ep. 40: Mental Resets and Cubs Brewers Defects

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Ep. 40: Mental Resets and Cubs Brewers Defects

"Well to welcome to the new best rivalry in baseball. Hello again baseball fans. Welcome back to the ninety miles podcast ninety miles from miller park to wrigley field. We talk nothing but cubs versus brewers and how much we hate the cardinals. That's a pretty common theme these days i think when she say so ri- yeah that's a very very common ryan's the cubs fan so yes sir half a game back. You're awfully chipper for <hes> the brewers being three and a half back well. I've i've i've kind of reset some things li and i'm i'm in a really good head space well. That's that's good. That's good because the drugs help a lot. The right i mean in the end it doesn't have the podcast if if <hes> you know you get too upset about the brewers and and <hes> disappear here i had a <hes>. I had a rough week. I wasn't very chipper on twitter. I wasn't very friendly pretty quiet too. I think to your favorite cub cub fan out there. That's always on my case about everything. That's good really apologies. Just more of like i just did not have the energy to keep fighting it right now. <hes> the brewers had a tough road trip. They went to and four could have been worse. It could have been much worse <hes> but yeah that was depressing. <hes> and i've been working long hours like i had a total life changing engine job change and it's actually really awesome but <hes> that's why i'm in a good mood today. We're recording on a saturday. Normally we do it on a friday a little shift there so maybe that's part of it a to get some sleep that helps yeah. You sound pretty chipper for a guy that <hes> represents the cubs who are behind the cardinals. I'm not happy about that i but i i'm not unhappy about the cubs in some ways in some ways i mean there's i feel like there's still definitely hope there whereas you on the other hand may may not feel so much hope got a i got hope is a different thing. It's a very powerful thing and <hes> my hope is different now. It's not what it was say. If we went back to you know when we were predicting preseason rate we started this show in february and we really are thankful. You're here in listening and we hope you're enjoying it and hanging with us the whole season listen and brewers fans toughen it out with me a he. I feel your pain but <hes> at the beginning of the season. I think it was episode six or so we started making some predictions on and what we thought was going to happen and i have you know i've come to the point where i have to admit to myself that those expectations can't can't be met and it's not because of anything well. Do you wanna play that now. Let's piggyback we were we thought okay. Let's let's take a look at our expectations now and let's look back. We we thought we would jump back an older. We found a little bit a little clip. I've been episode six. This is for march twentieth and we talked briefly about some expectations we have about our teams <hes> obviously more on the optimistic optimistic side and and we had every reason to be cloud of yours we had the two best teams in the national league last year outside of the dodgers dodgers arguably certainly the best regular season teams well here. Let's play the clip and then <hes> let's <hes>. Let's talk about it so here. We go okay okay. We'll have winning the division. I think it's pretty obvious everybody knows well of course of course the cubs and of course i have the brewers because we're a little bit homers but i actually believe this is the burs division to lose yeah. Yeah okay so so well you. You should know about canabal. All this is mar. We recorded this march twentieth and it was march. Well look that march twenty nine th right march twenty ninth i believe is when it was announced that he was going to opt for tommy john's so it was it was a i did not know about can able at the time. I said you know he's division to lose and i'll give you that's that's fair because that's that was a big blow and and certainly turned out to be. I know obviously initially i think you you felt josh hader and and you know awesome others could carry the weight there right but <hes> yeah well canadian hater i if you look at how the brewers finished last season they had a lights out bullpen and that's why they made had such a strong push were good powell year. They were absolutely lights out <hes> yeah so losing corey nabl as you know. He had some struggles last year but he worked through them. <hes> came back around and was very very effective in the second half of that season in fact <hes> if i'm looking at it correctly right now. Where is his war from last year. <hes> wins above replacement his career. War is four point three i think last year is when he earned a kind of a majority jordy of that <hes>. I'm not seeing it right in front of me at the moment but with corey can able on the back end of this bullpen you've got i would say probably two or three more wins for the brewers. I think that's fairly safe to say that there are three and a half games back right now right so there's one blow and it's one one that they had time to try and address but by the time you're talking end of march. That's not a lot of time to address it because the free agency period for the most part part has been taken up. It's done guys have already pitchers and catchers reported the seasons basically underway so there's not a lot of dudes left on the street read that are capable of performing at a level of cork able. Was that really seals up the back into your bullpen yeah. They couldn't address it and failed to address it properly at the trade deadline. I'm not sure are they could <hes> go ahead. You had something to say there. I just i just love could able and it looks like every two thousand seventeen was was he got three point seven that would be as best year yeah and then he got point three and eighteen he he did have a three point. Five eighty are a eighteen so there were some struggles there <hes> <hes> change the whole bullpen. Yeah yeah change belt bullpen. I think what he did was. He put josh hater in ideal position. <hes> <hes> yes in the bullpen so his usage was more effective than than they're able to do this year. <hes> you know with higher higher seer zere quote you know having to close and you know different different usage yeah yeah. It's an air leverage still i. There's nothing wrong with josh hater. He's having some struggles but i think the last time i looked era is still three point zero two for the season so he has he struggled lately. Yes is this the worst year career it is right so there's another reason yeah it is so far and i'm not denying that but it's also like it's not he hasn't been. He hasn't been as horrible horrible as everybody's making him out to be. It's just been what you would probably consider a slump of her. A hitter <hes> were at with josh hater okay <hes> but what i had to do mentally let's go back to the beginning as those were our expectations for the cubs and it's the brewers division to lose is what he said yeah and they've they've done a really bang-up job of finding all kinds of fresh ways to run themselves out of arms. It's <hes> it's crazy not not including injuries as we just talked about which obviously was a piece of it but certainly the injuries yeah. It's more than just injuries though certainly certainly yes yeah but yeah we your fans you follow every day. You pretty much know what's going on. If you're a cubs fan look if you really wanted look at how this you know this rotation and things looked <hes> coming into the season basically seven out of the thirteen arms. Something's is gone terribly wrong with and if you count <hes> jimmy nelson from a couple years ago is eight hundred thirteen arms. You're trying to replace a lot of arms now. The starting pitching actually actually hasn't been all that bad lately jordan lyles last night had a six hitter or i'm sorry a no hitter through six innings. He got nailed but the burden of beating the diamondbacks to three and a half games aims out. It's not the end of the world. Would i've mentally done through the week. Though is i've had to admit that expecting this team to be a the top of the division right now in the world series in probably a bit unrealistic burs fans have probably already admitted this. What i'm doing is a mentally mentally cleansing and looking at this from a fresh perspective. Let's see what these guys have. There's a lot of young players on this team that are stepping up. You got your cast in. Here's your trent gresham's on the offensive offensive side of the ball. You've got adrian hauser pitching and pitching quite well mind you <hes> somebody that's fresh to keep an eye on and then you think about the guys that'll be coming back can table. You know who knows what it'll be next year. Brent suter was a three or four man in the rotation last year. When he went down he was the left-hander before wade miley. Kinda got things things rolling <hes> well. Miley kinda came back a little sooner than that my point is this instead of getting really pissed off all the time hi blowing seventh eighth and ninth inning leads and losing these games in heartbreaking fashion what i'm resetting myself to do and my expectations is to let's wreck. Somebody else's season. Let's wreck the cubs and the cardinals and you know what those two teams if you can wreck those teams you're putting yourself right back in the division race is and rape back into the wild card race and it'll be fun if it doesn't happen. I don't have the expectation that this is the best team in the division right now because they don't have they don't have arms. They don't have the horses <hes> the offensive side of the ball. You know there's benson's droughts at times when they hit they hit really well and they can't pitch when they pitch they can't hit it's been it's been that kind of year. Where what can go wrong has gone wrong will go wrong. It has been their division to lose and they found several the creative ways to do a corbin burns's in aa and who knows what happened. It's it's baffling. <hes> brandon woodruff is now set to come back in mid-september. That was an an all star. He was going to be the horse carrying this team. He was going to be the six seven inning starter. Yeah this bullpen as fresh as possible. He's gone <hes>. She's seen wasn't what he was last year. Did she seen overperform last year sure but you didn't expect to lose him in lose the innings that he could do this. You're too. It's just that it's been a crap show and <hes> and i've i've rambled on probably long enough but i've reset my expectations for this team in a way that i'm enjoying looking at it for this year's future which is exciting. It's still wild card race. It can be heartbreaking but that makes the triumphs that much sweeter so let's watch for that rhyme doing is watching ching for what it could be next year. You know i mean the brewers are three and a half out <hes> behind the cardinals and cubs <hes> wildcard there right there three three out so <hes> with the mets and phillies between sandwich diller yup yup and yeah so so <hes> would you the bruce had trouble with the mets and phillies. Do they play them much more this year i didn't they did not know they they took. I think they swept the mets and and four games aren't the year and then they lose two out of three no. I think they're done with the mets and the phillies but what they do have coming up. <hes> is i mean really there. In the midst of you've probably outside of the fact that they have some days off this might well be the toughest part of the schedule well washington. Washington is another <hes> yes that milwaukee walkie went to washington yup lost two to three loss two out of three in saint louis now they've got arizona who is a wild cat there with an ear shout of the wealth yeah they're five and a half three with back in the wildcard cardiac exactly yup there last night big win yeah big win last night. They needed to clean arizona's clocks and get them out of there. The cubs were fortunate enough to get in san francisco and a weak moment. Sweep them <hes> that helps but yeah it does it to help your team a lot but they had washington saint louis now arizona for three milwaukee's next next several games. Here's listen to this saint louis for three chicago cubs for three houston astros for two cubs for three so this the next two weeks stretch out this next two weeks this is this is why i needed to reset my mental. Yeah you better now because there may be a couple of sweeps in there yeah. The brewers are going to be right back. A couple of sweep of the brewers better get no no no no no there. There's still a good team not a great team there in the middle of the pack right now. I've seen some signs of life. I'm excited about and that's what i'm going to watch for. <hes> it's just when you get to that bullpen then there just isn't much left out there. <hes> one of the statistics i heard <hes> recently on a broadcaster might have been a podcast <hes> actually but anyway there they've thrown something like twenty five more bullpen innings on the squad and what's craig counsel is supposed to do there. He's getting criticized. Look at the arms that are out there. I mean they're really lee. They're grasping at straws trying to find lightning in a bottle. They may have done so with adrian hauser jordan lyles which would be huge but to know now that would rips out until mid-september is just just a killer yeah. That's anyway so resetting expectations now. Let's go and let's <hes> let's wrexham cardinals. You know what i'm saying. Yeah okay so i do yeah i <hes> right anyways <hes> no i so speaking of expectations about the right at the cubs. Aren't that great either. They're not <hes> they're not walking on water either. They've had they've had some issues. This season then <hes> there has been the trouble on the road. Although i was looking at doesn't look like <hes> the brewers have done much better on the road either. <hes> cubs are twenty five and thirty nine on the road rhode brewers are twenty nine and thirty six on the road so let's four more wins three less losses but actually looking. It looks like all of the central teams <hes> other than the cardinals. They've been all right. They've been close to five hundred in the road but <hes> reds and pirates of not been good on the road was very heavily waded that way which is interesting <hes> i mean i think a team to get deep in the playoffs. World series team needs to be good on the road. You gotta be good on the road <hes> well especially out of this division because let's look at it. You're there's almost no way. The winner of this division gets better than the three seed right so so in baseball you end up with four seeds a wildcard game one game to be to create your foresee right. There's no way essential division. Champ is going to be anything better than the three three. See this year which means they're going to start on. The road in a five game set right probably at atlanta louis yep yep. It's looking that way with the dodgers playing the wildcard. Whichever wildcard team wins in the one game which i'd almost in a way i'd almost rather get the dodgers in atlanta. I don't know why live maybe it's just a really well here. I think i know why i think i just love him just bitter with the dodgers after last year and i just love to see milwaukee. Take a welcome to take a shot at them. It'd be fun yeah yeah. Oh yeah you guys are feeling the same way. I'm sure yeah we we've had our share of <hes> moments at the dodgers but <hes> yeah i you know in a way five game. I mean five game. Series is a little it's so short it can really kinda. You can almost get lucky and pull it off off whereas seven game against the dodgers would be rough especially if you don't have a lot of ways especially if you don't have home field if you think about it that way you'd almost rather be the wildcard against the dodgers. If you're the cubs or even the cardinals really <hes> because you you know what to get to the world series. It's gonna go through the dodgers one way or no yeah. That's my feeling on it and and if you get the dodgers in the five game set. Maybe maybe maybe you're right. The offense gets hot at the right time and you know somebody gets their crap together on the pitching staff you got to do it. I mean he just got to win your home games and get lucky in one of the three games in l. a. the if you wanna look at it that way that's that's what it would have to be yeah right. I mean and that that feels better than a seven game <hes> <hes> you know i'd i'd feel better seven game against atlanta or washington. You know i i can see that but then with washington and you still get what he gets sure zor prosper so easy washington. I should say anyway. He's going to be easy anyway any way you look at it but no. Let's you know to be frank. I've reset my expectations. Having essentially repeating as the best team in the national league they've been injury ravaged and the pitching staff has fallen apart and the bullpen and you know when i said it was their division to lose. I look back on it. I don't think i was entirely wrong at all. If there are three games outrage now of the cubs and cardinals none of these teams have performed where we thought they they would if the brewers had performed even where you thought they could perform right yeah as a they could. I just kinda did that to be nice. Though really i mean for the sake of our podcast on the cubs down and knock him out of the playoffs on your face is that's coming out and reset my expectations and i'm just going to set them off a spoiler team. Then yeah beat the <music> mark that one might wanna mark down. The timing of this podcast is about isn't it come on. I know what my expectations are of. The milwaukee brewers was realistic but what would be really fun for for me is for the brewers knock the cubs out if that means milwaukee has to take the wildcard away from him perfect even better icing on the cake. How about winning the division they could do it. It's i mean i'm not going to be. I'm a realist here i don't. I don't expect milwaukee to <hes> to get super hot this this year. I just don't see the pieces being there. I just i you know i like you in a nice realistic mood like this. You should have done that all all year but you know i'll take realistic the majority of the year the last couple of weeks. Maybe i've been a little bit too optimistic but i think you've been too optimistic <unk> about your cubs the whole year to okay. Why is your team only ten over five hundred trailing the frequent cardinals well the cardinals. What's i i was. I think we were both hopeful that they would not be as good as they are turning out to be now especially the second half they weren't there. We were very satisfied. The first time you know we're like oh okay. That's what we expected but yeah they have gotten hotter. They have gotten better her <hes> and <hes> we expected more or less a three team race. We hope for it to team between yeah we were. We were elected a three team. We're hopeful that they would fall down but <hes> i think it was that was wishful thinking with when they got goldschmidt and stuff i mean that's you know <hes> yeah well. As we discussed <hes> post all-star break about goldschmidt you knew he wasn't going to have a seven ninety two on base plus slugging by the end of the smell. All we talked about it. You know his lowest was eight ninety nine since two thousand thirteen yeah no. He's yeah we expected him to turn it on <hes>. I don't think i expected necessarily surly paul d. young and i don't think the major baseball pontificates or whatever you wanna call the people talk about it like we do. I don't think anybody expected paul. L. d. young to be what he is <hes> but <hes> well. I still don't see the cardinals the cardinals and the brewers when they play. There's there's always something screwy that starts to happen and it it was going on last week. In saint louis again they damn near no hit the brewers he has money granddaughter saved the save from a no hitter the brewers turn around which was nice and they got six and two thirds innings last night. Yeah i hit was given up but i don't. I still don't see st louis standing this personally. I still i i don't. I just don't think they're that good. Are they better than milwaukee. They you might be at this point of the year with the injuries and everything yeah on on that could be yeah <hes> well. <hes> you know the cubs have seven games still against the cardinals yet the season they have seven against the brewers yet the season <hes> that yeah there's lots played yeah. That's a lot there. <hes> cubs are playing the nationals actually right now. They're in the second inning. It's one nothing nationals right now. Nationals have gotten really hot there tough team as far as looking at the wildcard situation milwaukee was fortunate actually to get out of there with a win. They damn near blew it <hes> on saturday night and yeah they're tough team. Yeah hate or hater did blow the save got the win. <hes> interesting thing that happened that game he did end up with three consecutive strikeouts with the bases loaded to get to the next inning which was in a way impressive <hes> he got himself in in trouble and then he found old josh hader hopefully old josh haters back that would be nice but yeah continue washington yeah yeah wash cups got them right now. Wow <hes> they're a tough team. <hes> cubs actually play the mets next after they finished couple more games at the nationals <hes> and then again and then the brewers i next weekend but <hes> you you'll probably be cheering for the cubs against the mets. I'm sure because that's not going to hurt though i wanna the division iv reset expectations expectations but it makes sense yeah it does. It makes perfect sense. Look what i'm what i'm getting at is. I'm have emotionally detached myself a little bit <hes> from you know from. I've it's not realistic that the brewers win the division per se but they still could right. I'm not i'm still a fan. I'm not giving up hope. I'm saying you know if they blow it in the seventh inning. I'm not gonna lose my mind anymore. You know it'll be like well. I guess that's is that that's what this year's been all the way along yeah yeah tonight to all right. The truth is probably re-testing texting. You all kinds of nasty stuff if they blow slowed again but that's fine yeah every set by expectations dammit right right all right yeah cubs. I've i've blabber all. I know that's been ridiculous. Well you know the cubs. I think considering some of the injury things which are out of our control. They're they're hanging in there pretty good. I mean the willson contreras. He's he's been out since august fifth now. <hes> you know brandon anamar. Oh now he's out for the year <hes> he's not gonna come back. He had a setback during his recovery and he's he's not coming back this year. <hes> ben zobrist zobrist <hes> they are saying oh expected to return actions september first against the brewers so <hes> september call up ben zobrist <hes> so that'll be interesting to see <hes> you know and then yeah just through through the season has been just different injuries as you know. Kimbro was out for a little bit. He's back bullpen and sad some issues kinzler. <hes> patriots trump was out. He's back although not doing so good i i you you know he's still not pitching great but <hes> but yeah i think given given that i i'm you know i. I think that they're doing all right <hes> so i i'm. I'm still hopeful on on winning the division. It's basically gonna come down to the rest of the season here in particular the games against the cardinals and against the brewers those are i mean that the main i mean seven against it's gonna be fun game. It's gonna get wild. Seven gay is exactly in fact. We've got yeah it's next week is our cupboards preview as a matter of failed so that should be dropping fry. Yeah we do that friday friday on the thirtieth. We'll get that one out before before that <hes> begins <hes> well or might be during ring during that first game. It's a one twenty starts so you know what it might be. One of those ones where you get to listen to the podcast right after the ballgame when you need some more some more more content a little bit more crap talking between ryan and myself yeah and yeah of course you can always come at us on twitter. I'm at brew winning and i've been a little bit out of a a whiny be lately. It's cool different thing too damn tired i._b._m. Yeah well well. I've tweeted some stuff at you here and there and you're not really replying so you must be crabby. Well i get up at nobody cares. Eh wants to hear this but i get up at four thirty in the morning and i get home at five thirty at night. I fall asleep on the couch around eight or nine trying to watch a ballgame. That's monday through thursday the weekends. I should be better but then we're doing stuff. It's just been busy and i've been tired and the brewers have been sucking. Yeah i haven't responded yeah sounds ah a bunch of excuses and then the real reason the app pretty much well you know i just finished on expectation of the cup so i'm still i'm still hopeful. I think there's a lot to to be played. I think i do need to mention though <hes> one sparked unexpected spark which is keeping them keeping them in there is nicholas cast janos <hes> he has been just a beast since joining the cubs available <hes> nigh <hes>. He's got eighty ninety one plate appearances eighty six at bats. He's batting three eighty four. She's got a one point one seven three oh p._s. Since joining the cubs very nice yeah that's just been unbelievable. <hes> so that's that's been fun. He's in be fun to watch the rest of the year and i i hope they the extent him and keep him because he's also got a great attitude looks like a nice fit in there so <hes> you know i yeah ah kind of unexpected didn't know i mean but you know that's a thing sure that's where you can look at the numbers having a pretty good year. He was leading the league in doubles when you picked him up yeah yeah but he wasn't. I mean you know in detroit. <hes> he batted two seventy three seven nine zero p. s. yeah i ed quite a few where a few doubles but <hes> you know decent decent but if you look at his numbers as career numbers you know he spent seven years in detroit trait. He batted two seventy four seventy three. Oh p s. I mean <hes> you know you look at that and you think ok well. That's not bad but yeah. I mean you know. Can this continue you. I don't know but he's he's been. Absolutely you know incredible on the cubs and he's he's said <hes> i he said like he was. He was suffocating in in detroit. I think this being stuck in detroit for seven years <hes> i it's like he's got new life in him now. He's like oh now. I'm on a team. That's competing thing and i think it made a huge and detroit head a little bit of success while he was there much right right. You know if you go back seven years for lander on the squad. I think you know there was a little bit of success earlier on but yeah the last few years have been rough in detroit just to go tit for tat a little bit on that <hes> you want to you know that that was nice edition from theo we talked about how the bruiser trying to catch lightning in a bottle in one of these pitcher jordan lyles might qualify <hes> since coming over he's he's dropped his strikeout-to-walk ratio from pittsburgh at two point seven three to one point seven seven soon averaging less than two walks per nine. That's a big number but most importantly he's. He's you know he's had five starts. He's three and one in those five starts with a two point six seven e._r._a. <hes> he's been exactly what they've needed. Now granted. He's only thrown twenty seven innings things in five stars which means they're only getting about five innings five and a third of them per start but <hes> without those kinds of efforts to spruce squad would be i five games back six games back would be what i'd just be sitting here listening to you talk about the cubs and i would just be complaining and looking at next year mostly lateness. Oh yeah now i. It's been nice to see a couple of guys step up pitch will actually the starting pitching has been pretty decent outside of <hes> a game or two here there lately but <hes> the bullpen sucks. That's that's not getting yeah. Yeah yeah so castanos nice good stuff okay. That's the arrows versus lyles. That's the big discussion today right. Yeah exactly yes <hes> <hes> speaking of which is at <hes> possible to happen <hes> next weekend. What's that lyles versus kosti yeah i betcha. Could let's take a look at the <hes>. Let's take a look at the schedule a little bit further out here. <hes> got anything posted for probables right <hes>. Let's see here yeah. I mean i guess <hes> you know. There's some of the injury things that have gone on in the days off have really thrown off kind of how i try to guess with the brewers are going to do although it's been relatively consistent lately. Let's take a look doody. Yup milwaukee's all like to be determined on the major site yeah. It's very possible that jordan lyles will start against ashikaga. I mean it's <hes> you'd probably want somebody. That's performing quite well to do so last night he pitch so that was a friday night game. Today is saturday sunday. They you go monday tuesday wednesday. The cubs might actually miss them to be honest without okay. Well the yeah i mean. I guess we'll know for sure next. <hes> <hes> friday are on friday when we <hes> record when we get into the yeah we'll we'll be able to dig in a little deeper but just pitched last night. I don't believe that will be the case as for him. Okay well <hes> but it's a guess yeah so i'm you know what are we good on. Expectations are we. I basically i'm i'm roughly the same expectations just slightly humbled mainly because of injuries <hes> but then some mm sparkling home with casinos and you know you had the cubs being the best team in the national league just like the brewers being the best team in the national league well now. I mean th- obviously that's that's given that's out the out the window i i don't know that i was saying that though we we we did say that we thought wins would be watered down a bit in central just because of the strength vision which i think ben true a lot of pointing you so i would say probably that but also i think there's this division has underperformed to our expectations general yeah yeah a little bit. I mean you know i'm looking. Let's see n._f._l. Central averages versus the east <hes> thirteen and thirteen versus west twelve and thirteen and <hes>. I would have expected them to yeah. I would have expected the central to be beating those other divisions. That's where i thought the extra win and they're more come from or to claw right right right. There are more <hes> even there <hes> actually the biggest thing is the home and road. I mean even the whole al central just their their home in rhode records are just you know average average home record for n._f._l. Central teams is thirty six twenty. Seven average road record is twenty six thirty six <hes> and that's the biggest difference than you know out of all all the divisions in the national league <hes> which is which is crazy <hes> such a split there is some yeah the home road split and a lot of that is because the cubs are supposed to be one of the better teams in if the cubs held up their end on the road than the division vision would look much better on the road period yeah. They were very for cincinnati very poor on the road as well though <hes> although i mean they well cincinnati. It just doesn't know what a win by the score boatloads runs and they gotta win over five hundred at home. They're twenty three and thirty six on the road so pittsburgh. This is all that's terrible. Well under five hundred plane a bandbox in you pitch well inside bandbox cincinnati does for some right yeah yeah. They're thirty seven thirty seven to thirty one at home <hes> so okay <hes> but yeah the cubs forty four twenty and twenty five thirty nine. I mean that's a big big split. <hes> saint louis is a little more <hes> reasonable. They're just thirty one thirty four on the road <hes> thirty eight twenty four at home <hes> but <hes> yeah that that's you know so that's kind of one one thing but i do think you know i mean versus a central <hes> teams higher up are above five hundred versus central. <hes> teams lower are are under five hundred. I mean that averages bridges versus central average of all the teams in the central is twenty eight twenty eight. You know which you know which is normal yeah. Yeah i mean that makes accents yeah but we were expecting the central across the board to be better. Which is where our expectations have been reset again. <hes> yeah you asked at at the beginning of this <hes>. If there was anything else i wanted to added to add to the reset concepts. Just this like i'm a pretty passionate fan. So are you but sometimes <hes> you know you just gotta be able to take that step back and find the next thing to watch for right <hes> i was really getting upset on a a regular basis not like it wasn't affecting my day to day living okay but you know getting upset like that isn't good for you anyway and i just i've found something new to watch for these young and guys what is next year's team going to look like and in the meantime milwaukee's not out of this. There's a lot of cool pieces to watch for and see how they perform. In a pennant senate race these young guys that are up right now and they're playing and pitching in heated heavy pennant race type stuff is gonna be very valuable down the road for this club because this club does rely on its young young players. It's not a big market team so that's something i look forward to watching for the rest of the year and seeing how it pans out because i wasn't expecting a bunch of young guys to be pitching ching and hitting on this club this season kevin here is about the only thing i expected and the way it's gone. We've got a bunch of guys that are inexperienced playing right now so it's kind of cool in a way that it was very beautiful. Yeah thank you yeah. I know i'm rambling on i had to do i didn't know what to do well. Let's let's do predictions now and then yeah. Let's do it right now that that oh you brewers fans listening you know all shed some tears during your monologue bear okay it was terrible i know but that's what i had take a break down a different way and i. I think it's totally reasonable. It is very reasonable still leaves room to be excited and it's reasonable. Yes i've got a prediction. I guess let's cue either working with a song i oh yeah we yeah song which <hes> yeah okay. Let's hear it is whom top ted cy young award voting darvish calling with my cut. I'm going with my heart. I'm autry all right there. We go so spicy to resolve now. I'm just going to say i can't so my ad darvish prediction to make it for next year instead just like move it the next season because no you gotta take not sound sounding as bad anymore as we go on pretty soon. It'll be like we gotta stop that because it doesn't it sounds ridiculous after he wins the cy young award next year but that might predict you by the way you do need to take you gotta take the heart l. l. on that one. I'm sorry it's not going to happen but you can definitely make the prediction again next year to user during our spring training training and all these just might you just might predict a sweep by the cubs next week yeah maybe death and taxes man all right so the brewers have the cardinals the cubs the astros and then the cubs so three five uh eight eleven games after this arizona series in order for milwaukee to stay relevant in those eleven games. They need to win at least five five of them to be to be within earshot of doing something in september. I think the perfectly capable of five. I don't think it'd be like a a huge bold prediction to say five but i think winning seven is what i want to predict and i think that is bold with that competition. Every single one of those teams is above milwaukee so in the next eleven not counting the arizona series. You know you're looking at seven wins four losses so you got saint louis for three chicago for six and then houston for two <hes> so seven and four seven and four against yeah well six against chicago specifically truly believe in your team. This should be pretty good with that prediction. I'm not even i had to phrase great. Okay okay. That's all it was yeah. I'm not reminder gago series speaking of predictions about your one <hes> last last week. Josh hader will not give up an earned run beginning eight sixteen through the end of the next series whereas cubs i i was i was still only giving up the one he's still only given even up the one pretty quick one and he got the win yeah now. The useless wins again. Yes yeah so that's a loss us there which which i haven't done the math but that makes it three and three for twenty one on the season in predictions at any disturb making either one forty three batting average. They're one forty three so yeah not too good. I am not a professional big league projector doing the best i can hear you did throw i did let you get by with the astros astros winning the a._l. Pennant <hes> course we'll see but you got that one. Hang hang onto and <hes> you know and yeah. I guess yeah yeah well. I mean it's still relatively bold. Considering the yankees are there. I mean it's true yeah. It's fifty fifty fifty. Ish at least you know. I don't know what yeah yeah. That's true well. You better hope you. You're gonna end up under a hundred by the end of the season here. Although we got a lot of the year end of the year <hes> predictions too so that'll oh yeah we've got a long list go to ninety miles podcast dot com <hes> you can see everything. I've gotten wrong all season. It's it's a lot of red. There's a little bit of green in there for ryan and myself but not much but at ninety miles podcasts dot com you you can see everything you can go subscribe. We'd love it if you subscribe that we got emails. Every time we do this. You get the notifications <hes> that it's coming up and of course we are. Are you know also encouraging everyone to follow us on twitter. You can go to the facebook page <hes> what else we got going on over there ran. Oh all kinds of stuff <hes> <hes> you know <hes> we've got the more historical stretch episodes. We haven't done any of those in a while because we moving towards doing yeah yeah. Go ahead and talk yeah yeah well. We're gonna well two things i mean. We're going to start we're going to do we're working on a youtube channel where it is video stuff and that's gonna cover a lot of similar stuff like in the stretch episodes and i think once we get off season there you know mo- most episodes will be essentially stretch <hes> episodes <hes> during the offseason <hes> we'll john john offseason stuff but really there's only so much grounding in cover so we'll dive in more historical subsoil between the videos and <hes> and then the stretch episodes in the off season season which we got some really cool things plan for that too so <hes> including some simulated games and such a different types and low. We'll we'll get into that but <hes> yeah and in fact we actually did kind of cover. The box scores to a couple of games in previous stretch episodes. So if you're new to the program you can go back. Those are timeless episodes when you see stretch next to it. It's something you could listen to anytime. Robot robot umpires empires came up something that's been a hot topic all season <hes> a lot of cool stuff there <hes> some better than others but you should listen to all of it anyway for and we got <hes> patriots so <hes> check out that would be helpful <hes> and <hes> yes yes a lot of good subs- ninety miles podcast dot com do it and you'll be happy and now i get to make a prediction and then we get to jet out of here yeah yeah so you guys can enjoy the you know well. You're already watching the cubs game. If you're yeah yeah joy this right afterward. There's there's the cubs are losing five zero right now in the in the bottom of the third <hes> washington's hot there hot but it's early in the game so let's see if the bats turnaround but all right. I'm making a prediction <hes>. Let's see well. I predict washington wins twelve to uh-huh made your prediction so to find out if i get that right. It should still count right right. I i need help so i guess <hes> i guess i should do it. You know i had one in mind but i'm gonna go ahead and do this. One now now just because it's possible we could be recording when the first games already starting and i don't want in any way to to <hes> that interfere. Oh you don't want to yeah you wouldn't want us. Soil are your prediction considering how serious all of this is how much is riding riding the fact that <hes> so to say that the cubs will sweep the brewers in there. I'm next series going up here. You're well you know what how many sweeps have. I predicted in. How many have i gotten right well. I don't know if it's i don't know if that's bold enough anymore because it actually happened and one now it's not all refined with it then it happens and now it's not bold enough interesting very interesting very convenient and back to the well without me. Yeah it is convenient. I thought well how about okay brewers and that allow both a sweep and and they run differential okay sure i wasn't even i was yeah. Go sweep. I'll go at the sweep done well. What were you gonna give i. I don't know i never mind. I spoke to say whatever you never know. Hey also so it was very nice. It was very nice to the cardinals to get rained on and that last game of that series for milwaukee holy smokes did you did you see that oh milwaukee only had to beat them for seven seven and a half innings yeah. Oh i did see that official. I saw that that was beautiful boy. Did they need that yeah. It was last six oats would have been held us anyway the best bullpen in the sky right perfect yeah well we should we should get outta here. The cardinals suck. I don't wanna talk about okay. Okay yeah. Cardinals suck cubs. They're gonna sweep and <hes> and blah blah blah blah blah yeah looking good for the cubs looking bad for burs but jesse is <hes> actually not doing okay now. You're you're resetting your. I'm not resetting outing may reset but three and a half games is only three games okay well. It's a big eleven game stretch coming up. That's why you really have to mentally be well. I guess you need to have hope for the best prepare for the worst traditional mid western right right yeah suicide watch so whenever you got to do i just borrowed a little bit of there's always next excuse from old hey you want. It worked for a long time quite a few decades so it was needed for a hundred yeah yeah yeah you gotta do but all right. Let's get outta here. No cubs sucked by gobert it could.

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Ep. 42: RECAP Brewers vs. Cubs Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019

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Ep. 42: RECAP Brewers vs. Cubs Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2019

"Woah to welcome to the new best rivalry in baseball doc hello again ninety miles baseball podcast fans. It's jesse my microphone is live this time unlike last time where you heard me through the wonders of the internet my laptop microphone and we have managed to fix it make it okay but yeah we're coming at you. Post brewers cubs. Aren't we ryan yeah. We are and cubs of the better team burs guy lucky blah. Ah blah have fun early winter this year and napa not being in the playoffs on like the cubs and blah blah so bad the brewers are so bad that they shut the cubs out and back to back games in christian yelich absolutely one hundred ten percent craig campbell's father. He's his daddy. I'm sure he's probably just intimidated by the photos of christian yellow that might then again now that but i think about it they might be at either because what two for two with two home runs against them this year it's pretty small sample size pretty lucky sample size but but anyways his <hes> <hes> you know i get the feeling is not the only one getting lucky against kimberlin his five point six eight era. You know it doesn't matter now because it's still the you know he's still getting again kind of back into it here and he's not he's not good in non save situations so i put that on joe madden okay so that's that's fine and good <hes>. Okay you wanna you wanna try make that argument. Crispy yellow also homered off of them in a safe situation in which <hes> early in the game to win. It was what a what a what appearance kimbro was okay so what excuses save situation. He's not good into non. Save situation the other excuses. He just sucked when he came back acquiesced theory he training. He's forty five million dollars of wasted chicago cubs toilet money. That's what he was. The whole brewers team is a complete waste of payroll because they're not gonna make the playoffs and it's a waste of a total waste all the way around. It's been a struggle you now. When do you have like eight or nine of the best pitchers on your socket. You lock down go ahead down dislike the angels lockdown trout trout. You know you'll sit milwaukee without a championship but whatever now one game from the series last year and this year nothing nothing has gone right in the pitching staff and there's a mere excuse what's the cubs excuse for their underperformance this season and more specifically this weekend because that's really what this rap episodes supposed to be about. I know you're trying to service. Weren't that good runners in scoring position either so you know oh no they. Weren't you know that they weren't that's excellent excellent runners in scoring position uh-huh in twenty six innings and scored four runs against the cubs in his split the series at one game apiece after inning twenty-seven facing craig kimbrell they had scored seven runs total scored three runs in one inning and it was against kimbrel which is not surprising so hey did you notice how good josh haider was this weekend. Yeah i mean he got lucky to yeah. That's slider. That slider editor was getting over for strikes. Rizzo did have a hard hit ball off of them. That are made a fantastic play on yeah so i don't know if you wanna say he got lucky because our c._e._o. Got lucky because is blah. Blah blah whatever lucky now i think that might have been a base it but it would have been locked down from there anyway. Hater looks good. I think we have the old josh hader later back and that's very bad news for the chicago cubs because haters on is the realize they got four more games. It doesn't really matter the only games i'm thinking about is the cubs and cardinals <hes> and as should you <hes> but <hes> you know that seven games the cubs avocats cardinals that that definitely at this point matters more. I'm not worried about the birds that much anymore. I think the brewers are probably not gonna make the playoffs at all <hes> and and <hes> there's a reason i did mental reset you know i wanted to be realistic about my team's chances. I think you need to take reset. Realistic about the cubs is chances here. They might be season. Make the postseason but which team is going anywhere neither one that's the answer no answer. They might make the final four you know they might win that wildcard game. What have you but really unless saint louis absolutely blows up down. The strategy are it's going to be either. The cubs the brewers or the phillies or the mets somebody that gets that second wildcard and there's a real good chance if the cubs and brewers beat up on each other neither one makes the postseason so again back to my mental reset just destroying the cubs season would be kind of success in its own after all the struggles they've had this year while there's this former games. You know <hes> this weekend. We're gonna do another big couple episodes. It's going to be good yeah. I know i can tell how much you like it already. He okay well well. You know <hes> yeah then really you know got. Oh no it's it's the ryan crash and burn or an episode or whatever you want to say. Hey if the bruise had been show two games in a row against the cubs. I would have been pretty really depressed too. <hes> yeah albert shuttle the cubs like three times this year. That's really weird <hes> well so you know that's weird to <hes> yeah yeah well. Do we want to get into any of these particular games or do. We just want to crapper a couple of minutes. Then call it friday i mean the cops kamov's sweeping the mets come in friday and they they looked great and <hes> yeah to some weird. You know just then burs guy lucky. There's bad calls there. Was you know shenanigans and cheating probably and things but you know oh later sure yeah there. It is cheating christy. Ellis doesn't hit home runs and you know on the road except for that four hundred forty three foot what bomb third game lucky you know if if it wasn't for chase anderson the cubs would have scored two runs that whole that whole series chase anderson absolutely got lit up chase anderson does this from time to time where he just has a blowout <hes> his ear as up to four point five eight <hes> the cubs the cubs got got lucky against anderson is what i would say <hes> but if you wanna look at it from a different perspective they knocked anderson around a bit sure <hes> that was a rough game that was also the game where the bruce canton hero to injury on the dirty dirty slide of karl schwab who softball with jose canseco now and yeah that was a pretty late slide. I don't think it was an intentionally dirty slide. <hes> here isn't as quick on his feet he does he could be a lot of second baseman. Get out of the way of that but that was intentionally. That slide was taken out. There's no doubt looking at it. I'm not sure that it was dirty. Per se it. It was a little late though that's not what got casten hurt necessarily either that was running up the line pulling a hammy but yeah <hes> <hes> dirty shore cubs cubs. Fans were mostly okay with the shorebridge slide brewers fans. Were mostly not okay. Which is what you'd expect. That sounds about right. You really don't have a lot to say today to this. Is kinda disappointing yeah even when the even when the brewers got swept even when they got swept. I hug him with you. As as much as i could yeah yeah well yeah i mean well. We'll save both save some more of this for the episode this <hes> this friday the brewers and the cubs have another weekend series thursday through sunday this tweak this one could go a very very long way in determining exactly who if anybody in the central comes out of this division with the wildcard huge huge serious yeah i mean well i mean the cubs will at least in fact i'm so soon for the division they they got seven games against the cardinals who are gonna falter here so <hes> not should be fine suspect. The cardinals would cool off. There's you know i i need to look into some numbers before the next episode assoc- if i can't figure out how they're doing this it every time i look at the season statistics. It says one thing i need to see some of the more recent month month and a half two months on the cardinals because something is something's fishy there. I don't get it yeah. I think so too. I think they're getting lucky <hes> <hes> yeah well now. We want to talk about <hes> the gory unlock we've already gone a million times group unlucky run differential is clearly pointless now i it serves over-prescriptive career wins. I thought the the brewers scored seven runs. The cubs scored seven runs. The brewers won two games. The cubs won one <hes> that was yeah so the brewers win games like this all the time. They also lose twelve the four once in a while. That's why they look terrible on on the pythagorean luck yeah they're calling it. The gory and luck is the is one of the most bizarre things i've seen a longtime. That's a really weird statement really really weird name for a statistic. What is no it's not. It's just been lucky. Somebody's math formula that says if you score with this many more runs than your opponent. You should win this many games. That's not really birds should be in four threads should be in third <hes> mhm yup cubs in cardinals are tied. That's bad the gory and went off well. There's something something that happens. When your team scores zero runs against against an opponent they lose and that's what the cubs did back to back games to finish that series. I spent all seven and one on mostly because mostly because the chase anderson anderson really the cubs were lucky they got the face chase anderson or that first game the mighty close one to anyway yeah and what was wrong with you right forearm tightness. Yes you know too bad that too bad that you didn't pitch in that third game because then the cubs with oh yeah that's right. They still would've lost because they didn't score darning. I was trying to find an angle for you. Well we're going to move. We decided we're gonna move those predictions with <hes> you if they <hes> there's they face each other here this next season. If you listen to the <hes> yep yeah if you listened to the <hes> jesse on laptop episode where i totally screwed up really bad yeah well you know it's still sounds okay the contents good right <hes> this'll sound better but yeah yeah we'll take those predictions so it's a you predicted a ten strikeout game for yu darvish. I predicted five earned runs against him. We'll see which one if not both of us is right could be fun. Yeah can't wait. That's of course that's of course if he's feeling good enough to play you know if he's not too scared of the mighty brewers now yelling kill cow come on come on now well kimbrough's daddy. He does own them so far this year you know just to hang onto this feeling as long as you can and you held onto that sweep feeling for an awful long time. Even then you got swept afterwards. It didn't matter you're still swept the boroughs as well. Guess what the brewer shutout the cubs back to back games and it was only comes. We're closer to sleep in the brewers series. Though then the brewers were at a souvenir the cubs if they've the governor sorta would ahead labatt. Do you hear yourself when you talk us even before and it made no sense this time it still kinda makes sense if you think about it in a certain way so yeah it away that you think when you're on drugs i know it doesn't make any sense. No alive or is held the cubs scoreless twice and you think the cubs are close to sweeping no. You're you're out of your mind. Comes almost swept yeah they face. She s anderson in all three games. They might have had a chance to sweep there you go. That's the the closest. I can come up with well. In any case you know burs what six back cubs are three back back to the cubs at this point yeah three back. Cardinals are gonna get a swept twice by the cubs brewers who cares because they're <unk> out of it <hes> now so there. I guess on that note. We'll let it will let it go to bed and rest and we'll pick it back up again on friday again. This is the ninety miles podcast nothing but cubs and brewers trying to talk some smack back and forth <hes> you can follow me at bruce crew winning. You can fall ryan at something about the cubs. I don't remember what is it again. <hes> <hes> wraps is cubs win. <hes> you know we should talk about something. <hes> something i'm here to talk about is that there's how good josh ater looks right now. He's got turned around. He's back down to a two point seven four. He's looking good. No we got <hes>. We got a fan in <hes> doing doing some things in the racine area. Oh yeah that's right. Yes yeah yeah yeah. I thought about that. I saw part of that yeah. I haven't read the whole e mail so what we got working here. Let's let's get into it a little bit yeah yeah so hold up gametime blitz gametime blitz dot com right live live sports sports. I've sports prediction game. It's a an app you can get on <hes> <hes> for your iphone and for <hes> for google play eh she got <hes> android and it's a it's a quiz prediction prediction game so <hes> it's it's. It's pretty sweet. You can win win some money. <hes> should check it out. You play from home play at the bar. Whatever with friends you know and it's you know now. It's like all kinds of little predictions mid game so on so forth <hes> so yeah. There's <hes> they way they have. They have participating meeting locations so there's a number of <hes> places mostly centered around racine wisconsin very cool so it looks like they're actually going to have a <hes>. If i'm not mistaken they're going to have a pretty big prize pool this week actually for participation so if you're in the racine gene area and you just want to get the app and participate they're going to be sharing a thousand dollar prize pool and it looks like that's happening this week. <hes> we want to clear that up with the guys for sure make sure but ah yeah thousand dollar prize pool. They're offering that every thursday so people need to get to the bars in play <hes> about two fifty two. I one fifty two second one hundred third just by making engaged predictions there you go there is show everybody how much you know and then by knowing so much about sports you get one hundred hundred two hundred and fifty three hundred fifty bucks yeah awesome awesome idea and those guys are running that like you said in the racine wisconsin area rate in the middle of ninety eight ninety miles in the heart of it so go to game mm time blitz dot com you can go to locations and i'll show you all the different <hes> participating bars in that area so check it out and and <hes> yeah and i i would not recommend jesse play this game at all because he's not very good at predictions so actually a lot better than i look like. I am on this show holy cow. Do i suck the season good <hes> so yeah well. I predict your heart will be broken once again this coming weekend. That's a pretty easy prediction to make. Though you're a cub fan you guys have your hearts broken ninety nine times out of one hundred well. I think you got yeah. Well you darvish the push that i think <hes> brewers or go seven four the next eleven games where he add on that. Thank you got the three still alive three. I think it's still alive. We gotta go back and look at exactly when that was made but i met three losses three in august twenty six okay then i need to go back and take a peek at that but we will definitely be covering more of the predictions stuff on this friday's friday's episode yeah the brewers cup series starts on thursday so we'll have a game under our belt by the time we're chatting on friday morning releasing another podcast for your enjoyment you you <hes> make sure you're ready and watching for it. <hes> get it in during the weekend. Of course you can always come. Make fun of me because that's usually what happens. After i say something it usually goes completely haywire immediately see hater not giving up any runs through the cubs series. He did it on the first day and then didn't give up another run. That's that's. I guess i'd rather have go that way than having to give up the run against the cubs that works but still yeah yeah well. You know that's <hes> you know the way it goes and <hes> yeah so so yeah anyways. It was a lovely weekend. <hes> lots of luck fell in your lap and <hes> it is what it is and it's not going to really matter and and plus <hes> <hes> yeah other than that <hes> ninety miles podcasts at com <hes> go to it also gametime blitz dot com check those guys out. That's a grand prize big cash prizes. They're they're on twitter too. Will we'll get that out on our social media but <hes> <hes> yeah <hes> <hes>. I guess that that does it. I hope you enjoyed yourself <hes> jesse and and hang on to that feeling like i said the the last bit of joy good you're going to have for the remainder of the year in fact for longer than yard actually for years to come is my i i. You're wishing me no joy for years to come. That's that's i mean. It's just in game man. Come on the line. Do you mean no sports. Joy like i can have other enjoyed. Is that okay whatever okay awful this weekend but they are awful both ways so respond when they're bad cubs suckers goodbye the.

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Inside the Parker - Rays/Yanks Bad Blood; Padres NL's Top O; RIP Tom Terrific; Guests: MLB Insider Joel Sherman Talks Trade Deadline

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Inside the Parker - Rays/Yanks Bad Blood; Padres NL's Top O; RIP Tom Terrific; Guests: MLB Insider Joel Sherman Talks Trade Deadline

"Blood on the tracks the new podcast about legendary music producer Phil Spector in the murder of Lana Clarkson. This podcast is hosted by me Jake, Brennan Creator and host of the award winning music and true crime podcast. His graceland season one features ten episodes told from the perspective of those who knew Phil Spector best his so-called friends just like Phil Spector. This podcast sounds like nothing you've heard before blood on the tracks contains adult content and explicit language listen to blood on the tracks the iheartradio APP apple podcasts, Reverend podcasts. Hey I messed a toy host of get down town new podcast from iheartradio as founder foundering chapel several New, York City restaurants. I believe that food is the ultimate gateway into a culture as a proud ambassador of Korean food I'm excited to share my culture with you tune into the unfiltered conversations with trailblazers like Roy, the food truck movement, Korean skincare with Charlotte, show, and pioneering back bat alert dumbfounded listen to get down Kate town on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast. Berkshires to the sound from wherever you live in Mlb America this is inside the Parker you give us twenty two minutes and we'll give you the scoop on major. League. Baseball. Now, here's Baseball Hall of fame. Voter number eighty six. Rob Parker. Woke up to this show. We have a great podcast for you today. I'm your host Rob Parker. Coming up on the program, we will talk with New York Post and MLB network analysts Joel Sherman. You'll have the winners and losers of the trade deadline and has come and gone. Also, we'll revisit Shauli e Hayes and his son key Brian Hayes who made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh pirates in grand fashion that much more let's go. To lead off, it's getting out and keep them up. Rob's take the three biggest stories in major league baseball. Number one, the Yankees and raise or added again Tuesday night, they got into a bench clearing. Today at the end of the game, a Yankees win but no, this is not over. Both sides, there's definitely a heated rivalry and today major league baseball was not happy with what it saw. So aroldis Chapman. And Yankees manager Aaron Boone were both suspended. So was Tampa Bay manager Kevin. Cash for the incident Tuesday night Chapman got three games while boone cash each got suspended for one game each and all three received undisclosed. And this is just Chapman through A. Hundred and one mile per hour pitch. At a pinch. hitter. While closing out his first save of the game, the Empires of course issued a warning and. It was just the an ugly ending of game. Obviously head hunting is never should be a part of the game but these two of going back and forth even. A couple of years ago when sea Sobat thea retaliated in a game against the raise, the raise have had the Yankees number have beat him up pretty good winning seven of the first nine games that they played. Cash even went on the record basically saying that his team would retaliate on Wednesday night. That's yet to be seen. But yes, there is bad blood as these two teams are vying for the American League East title, and this'll be interesting to see out his plays out these suspensions though should come things down home. It's very unlikely. We'll see another Brouhaha Wednesday night number to say it isn't so. But the San Diego padres. Have a better offense in the Los Angeles dodgers I know people are GonNa Poo Poo it say I'm sugar I'm crazy especially since the dodgers set a national league record for home runs in the month of August fifty, seven Dinger's. That's right. But the PADRES are you ready? Have actually scored more runs than the dodgers. How is that even possible? For Nando TAT tease junior is a reason why That's the guy who was named. The National League player of the month, they are riding TAT tease junior they're writing Manny Machado, they lead in a lot of the other categories. Other than the run differential, which the dodgers have a better run differential. But the padres have. Scored more runs. That's how potent offense is. Tat Tease Junior has been a one man wrecking machine and. This past month he batted three thirteen eleven home runs twenty, four RBI and an opium of one point five seven. Yes. It's not a fluke. It's a real deal to padres played half the season. They are the best offensive team in the National League not the Los Angeles dodgers number three who is the best closer in Major League Baseball? I bet you nobody knows that answer. I'll stop you. It's a guy from Milwaukee plays for the brewers. You'd think it's Josh. Hader right. That only makes sense. especially, since Josh Hader hasn't given up hit going into Wednesday night's action. No he hasn't given up a hit all year. But it's not him Devon Williams. have. You heard of him He has a devastating changeup which is so nasty. Going into Wednesday he had loaded the already two zero point six four. Here's more. He had twenty nine strikeouts in fourteen innings more than two per inning. And walking way fewer and suppressing the other teams batting averages well. Yes, this twenty, five, zero sophomore set up man has been tremendous for the brewers. He. Right. Now is the best closer you need to go to Youtube and take a look at that change of. It is almost unhittable. Remember the name. Devon Williams number four baseball lost a true legend on Monday. We found out on Wednesday that the Great Tom Seaver the greatest med of all time died at the age of seventy five. Yes. He was called Tom Terrific because he was that great three hundred and eleven wins he was. He had three thousand, six, hundred, forty career strikeouts, one three cy young awards and he was the guy that people always remember as the leader of that Miracle Mets Nine hundred sixty nine championship team just Tom Brady as a kid growing up in New York, I used to take the bus the train the Shea stadium just to watch his watch him pitch and when I was a kid to mets more good. But these two had Tom Seaver and he always gave them a chance to win. He was that great. Many many New Yorkers, many many mets fans will always have a soft spot in their hearts for Tom Terrific. He was exactly talk about to perfect nickname Tom. He was terrific and he will be missed baseball lost. A legend. It's time for the pocket protector central, the analytic numbers you need to know well, maybe Anthony masterson as his name BS analytics is what do you got for me Anthony with the trade deadline passing and his wild sprint to the season earlier this week it coming thinking about other divine deals with the fortunes of certain franchises. Even if only for a couple of months the basket Milwaukee you went assessed but it's an extension home months for the mets and twenty fifteen including nine September. He went to the world series sometimes you're looking to rebuild. The white sox lending a lawyer minutes and doing cease the jose container. The race is getting tighter glass now and Austin Meadows for Chris Archer. Let's talk about one of the Best mid-season acquisitions ever the mets sending franchise icon Tom seaver to the reds in June of Nineteen, seventy, seven season. A dispute about money feeble wanted to increase on his two, hundred, twenty, five, thousand, dollar salary and ownership balked shipping into the queen. City all Sieber did that season was still fourteen complete games with the reds alone including four shutouts garnering five and a half wins above replacement just in Cincinnati most of any MRIs acquisition in the digital era at since nineteen, sixty nine. On the offensive end Ricki Henderson's midseason trade when the Yankees to the as in nineteen eighty nine not only brought a world series titled to Oakland but Henderson himself was worth five point one ward yesterday as most of any acquisition again since sixty nine ricky always said acquiring ricky was a good idea now could. Be That Guy, the padres this year it's GonNa be a fun to find out. I. Bet that's really firm I. Didn't something a little softer than that rest. Easy to sleep number three, sixty smart bet you can both the coffers with your sleep number setting. Yeah. Fall Asleep faster yes. By gently warming your feet. Okay. But can help keep us asleep it senses your movements automatically adjust to keep you effortlessly comfortable sleepnumber proven quality sleep is life changing sleep. It's our biggest sale of the year. All beds are on sale save fifty percent on the sleep number three, sixty limited edition smart that only for a limited time to learn more go to sleepnumber dot. com. Good Morning. This is Laura Vendor Kim host of the new corner. A podcast where we share strategies for thriving in the new world of work, I just put out a new episode about how to light a fire under your career by making your Mondays matter the episode was fueled by Nature Valley pack sustained energy bars. Here's a clip from the episode. So here's my suggestion if you're working at home these days because of the pandemic use the time on Monday morning that you would have spent commuting. To tackle some big speculative project that you claim you never have time for. Tackling something big and uncertain can light a fire under your career and doing this important but not urgent task. First thing means you start the week with a sense of victory. Brought to you by Nature Valley Pat Sustained energy bars for more tips on how to start well, sustain your energy and win the week check out the new Corner Office podcast available on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Live this was a big week in the big leagues. Or. Is it fair and now? Shadow league DOT COM and it'll. BE INSIDER JR Gamble. At. Age Thirty, seven Robbie could no from the new. York mets is batting three eighty and off to his best start. Through one hundred plate appearances in his career Jr is foul or fair to say he's the best second baseman in baseball in this modern era fair. A fair ball I still think Joe Morgan and Roberto Alamo were better all around player but canola privately superior header it's hard to discredit can knows careers anything less than all things one of these and what he's doing at this as through the first half of the season deaths amazing. I'm in two thousand, ten at the age of twenty seven to I ninety nine plate appearances canola exotic free eighty, two with eight homeless eighteen. And Eleven fifty four opie s he finished third the MVP boating's that season ten years later, the batting average similar you have one less homer and all the is all right. Cool. Crying to PD suspension in two thousand eighteen. Could no rob was probably already on his way to the hall of fame. The typically with the best second baseman ever do it and his power numbers all up to char-. You just twenty one home is away from Raking Jeff pins all time career home run record pod second baseman leap if he won and should acquit stat sometime next season. Robbie the accurately all-stars championship reign, civil sluggish humane any played for the rolling stones of baseball, the Yankees for the first nine years of his career. In order to overcome the stigma, of course, juicing leaving his career. Don't have to have a few more seasons like the one. He's having this year for the ultra. Conservative Baseball Writers Association of America even. Considerable. Pay. Cash. It's time for trash talk twitter. With your chance to trash anyone or anything in major league baseball. If you want a chance to get your tweet, read on the PODCAST, make sure you hit me up. At Robert Parker F s one this trash is coming from Tony Los Angeles. He tweeted I'm trashing the New York Yankees. They tried to buy a championship again and load up on players Judge Stanton Severino. All look good but they're actually an outdated box of cookies. The problem is at the New York Yankees thought they were getting players, but they actually got gingerbread men and quote. I guess he's talking about all the injuries anyway. If you want your tweet to be read right here on trash talking twitter, hit me up at rob. Parker, F s one on twitter. When rob was a newspaper columnist, he lived by this motto. If I'm writing, I'm rippin let's bring in a writer broadcaster older new. Let's welcome into the PODCAST. One of my favorite people have known for a long time Joel Sherman from the New York Post and MLB network Joel Welcome to the podcast. Good to be with you and yet another medium rob. You know a joke I winners and losers baseball trade deadline we're halfway through the sixty game season and the padres were the big winners. Right? I think we. Tend every year whether it's the off season free agent market of the trademark to say that the winter is the team that acquired the most known commodities and I wonder how many times that has turned out to be accurate. I believe between the two, thousand, fourteen or fifteen off season. If we were ranking winners, we would have ranked the padres as winners remember Matt Kemp called the new GM at that time Aj. Fella, a rock star general manager. He's running Camp Justin thin and Craig Kimbrel and James Shield and a few other guys about seven or eight guys and he's rethinking the padres the Padres I think what? Seventy four games for the next year three games less than they won the year. Before I would say, what's The difference time rob is he was building from San back. Then this year is going from something substantial Fernando Touchy. Is Right now in the compensation, the best player in the world, and he's playing shortstop every day Manny Machado playing at the height of his game and over the last five years he's had has built quite a feeder system in the minor leagues good enough to not even touched the top of the system and go out and make all the moves. They just made I think it makes them obviously lock them into the playoffs this year, any real threat do some damage in the. Did. The Indians get enough for a cleven juror? was ordered they just give them away the game away rob I think that when you're the Indians and you're dealing with their market, one of the things you're always doing is you're managing today and tomorrow the stress of today and tomorrow for their roster is their starting pitching. If you think about it over the last couple of years, they've treated Corey Kluber Trevor Bauer and. Now they they've made this trade at the deadline club injure that's three very top of the rotation guys and yet nate state a pretty strong teams throughout they always have to manage for tomorrow club injure with a guy who even before he got in trouble with them was not a guy who wants to do all. They couldn't reach a long term deal with them they tried. And Quite frankly. I don't think people should think the only problem. The Indians ever had with this player was during the covert nineteen stuff I was he might still be an Indian. Say that being said, they decided to try to live in today and tomorrow they got a couple of pieces in Naylor Quantrill who have a lot of control but we'll play instantly on their team and provide something that a lot of pieces for tomorrow and for team like the Indians as opposed to the padres. A lot of these trade will be judged by tomorrow not today how about the Oakland A.'s wh- did you like what they did they picked up to all stars right former twenty, nineteen all stars to their team. But one of those, all stars and Mike Minor was one of the worst starting pitchers in the sport. This year now did pitch while against a very good offense in the dodgers. Before he was traded in his last stock before he was traded and I do think Oakland's going on rob they already kind of organization when they acquire someone, I fully expect that player to perform better for them than they did in the previous place whatever Pixie duck they have. They're very good at taking heart and making those parts aid better and be work with their group well, and so it would surprise me not at all if. We're talking with Joel Sherman from the New York post of course of baseball columnists analysts for MLB network. Joel when we talk about some losers, the Rangers it was. Widely talked about that Lance Lynn the righty would would be available and I think today out-priced themselves because they wound up not trading them and apparently the dodgers Yankees and white sox were among some of the teams interested in him. Yeah. I think we have to look even broader than that rob in. The last four years at the trade deadline as a very good team they have had one of the better starting pitchers to train they treated you darvish right to the dodgers and we could look now and say that was not very much. That was not enough. They didn't get enough for you darvish they traded Cole Hamels for the hub the next year they did not get enough now last year they made up and maybe the cost of those failures they put a very high price on the guy who were just fucking Mike minor just after he had all sorts of two thousand nineteen and then you didn't trade him now. Or is it MEA new when I said the Yankees and the race feel like losers because they didn't really do anything obviously a two of the best teams in the American League, was it cool enough for them to just stand? Pat Ya again I think I think people always assume action as best i. mean the dating Yankees Acquired John Carlos Stanton everyone is declaring them a winner. I think that that trade is going to haunt them for a decade and in this season in particular. In the American League, we know who the eight playoff teams are today right and the Yankees and the raiders are both in, and if we're looking at a playoff year where there's very little home field. Right, because there's GonNa be no crowds on the likelihood is that the least of those the later rounds of the playoffs are GonNa be played in a neutral site, the value of the bitchy finishing first or with the six or seven or even eight record in the league not that big a deal and I could just speak for the Yankees they're gonNA slow play. They're they're in they're not gonNA rush somebody like Judge James Paxton are stanton back. They're gonNA like and they're not gonNA over abused. They know they're in the playoffs and it's just not gonNA matter if you're the one seed or the ACC so like an and in this season that could be shut down tomorrow at Tampa Bay or the Yankee overpay when they already know they're in the playoffs. That's a tough thing to tell team to do. especially if you think about it next year we're looking at almost every team is likely to lower their payroll next season right? Like there's no fan revenue this year. That fan revenue will be down next year if not non-existent again, unless we get colder under control in the country and therefore teams are going to need as many close to or minimum wage players as possible and just really nearly trading guys might be able to that category view go after to what this year might not be the most sound logic I his name is Joel Sherman from the New York Post and of course, MLB network Joel. Thank you so much for the knowledge my friends stay safe. We'll talk to you. All right. All right be well. Now. It's time for civic diamond dust with wish TV's Phil Sanchez Tapley baseball in college. Now here his MLB knowledge. Well, the passing of actor Shadwick Bozeman stunned Hollywood, and the entire world. Those is most known of course for his role as the Black Panther. But it was his portrayal of Jackie Robinson and the twenty thirteen film forty two that resonates most with baseball fan. Deadly Bozeman lost four year battle with colon cancer on Friday. The same day that Major League baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson. Day with all the players wearing number forty two. After filming forty to Bozeman said that he felt a great responsibility playing Jackie Robinson and then he tried to honor him the best way to you that he could. His portrayal was praised by everyone from President Obama to the likes of the Robinson family. Bozeman would go on and of course, the play the Black Panther known as the first black super hero in the world of comic books, and after his passing the Jackie Robinson Foundation released the following statement quote. Chadwick will be etched history as a hero in his own right especially showing millions of black and Brown children the power of a superhero who looks like them end quote. Rest Keith, Chadwick, you will not be forgotten. Blood on the tracks is a new podcast about legendary music producer Phil Spector in the murder of Lana Clarkson this podcast hosted by me. Jake. Brennan Creator and host of the award winning music and true crime podcast disgrace land and twenty seven. Club This new serialized podcast part true crime part historical fiction in part spoken word low five beaten lar- each episode is told from the perspective of the people who knew Phil Spector best his so called France season one features ten episodes and is released weekly episodes, packed secrets, secrets, confessions, and revelations and are narrated by the fictional as voices of real people like Lenny, Bruce Ronnie Spector I, Turner John, Lennon, Debbie Harry and more. Just, like Phil Spector, this podcast sounds like nothing you've heard before because you can't push the needle into the red without leaving a little blood tracks. Led on the tracks contains adult content and explicit language listen to blood on the tracks and the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Jensen Karp and I want you to listen to my podcast from Tree Fort Media in iheartradio called sports bubble with Jensen. Karp, I'm a comedy writer in Die Hard Sports Fan who has terribly sports these past few months but now they're coming back sort of kind of who knows to figure out these weird time checking in on your favorite athletes, commentators and legends from the Sports. World we find out what they've been doing without competition and how they're preparing to return to the Games. They love inside a bubble. Some of my favorite episodes on the podcast have been hearing boxing legend Sugar Ray, Leonard Talk about staying in shape in a driveway. Whatever you can do. Much better telling Hawk revealing he hasn't gone this long without a skating event since he was a preteen this is the longest that I've been home straight. I. Can Never Remember Bob Costas talking about speaking out even when it cost him professionally I thought it was a matter of ability to the audience, an Andrew mccutchen explaining his thoughts on the Yankees appearance clause in two thousand, twenty years away from our individualism pairs, players, and people to the sports bubble now and subscribe on the iheartradio App Apple podcasts or get your pockets. Now bringing the closer. Why Mlb is better than the NFL or NBA and it isn't even close. One of the neat things about baseball especially this year. We're seeing all the sons of former major league players grabbed the spotlight and become like these stars right before is, of course, the biggest is season. Fernando Tat Tease Junior who has been unbelievable with the padres there now in playoff contention, he's knocking the ball out of the park. He's playing shortstop every day playing great. He is one of those shiny new stars and of course, his dad was a hell of a player. In the big leagues. He's the Guy Fernando tat tease who wants hit two grand slams. In one inning. He's not alone. We saw last year all the Ballyhoo about Vladimir Guerrero junior with the Blue Jays they're all kinds of guys is a number of players right now who are in the big leagues whose Dads also play but on Tuesday night a very special one. Appear. Key Brian Hayes, and if you remember a couple of weeks ago, we had Charlie Hayes on the podcast a former third baseman. In the eighth inning of his debut on. Tuesday night. With. The pirates down Ron. Younger Hayes came to the plate. He already had his first major league hit earlier in the game. But what about this to tie the game? This one toward center field pretty deep to. God K Brian. Just tied the game. After a one hour eleven minute delay. His first career home run. You gotta be kidding me right. Oh. Oh my goodness. Surely, you're watching what a What a memory that this was gonNA pay He. He's just tied the game. I. Get some big dog. Cook. For my goodness. What a magical moment can you imagine hitting a game tying home run? In the eighth inning in your first game in the big leagues. Then of course, last night. I texted Charlie Hayes what covered when he won the world series with the Yankees in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, six. And he was just overwhelmed with joy and. Just couldn't have been more proud of his son follow in his dad's footsteps, and the best part is they say that the Key Brian Hayes could be also a gold glove third baseman Charlie was excellent third baseman but they say that his son could actually be even better with the glove. What a great start what a great story baseball is awesome when it's a father and son relationship and these guys make it to the big leagues. In the words of New York TV Legend, the lay Bill Jorgensen thanking you for your time. Until next time. Rob Parker out he can't get. This could be an insect Parker next week. Same time. Same Station. 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SCOREBOARD: Moment By Moment

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

20:11 min | 2 years ago

SCOREBOARD: Moment By Moment

"As someone who lives in breezy college football, I can promise you that this season will bring the mayhem. You'll feel it during huge wins and heartbreaking losses on Dame, winning drive, drives it in a post game Fender bender. This season teaming up with AllState highlight these key moments. The let fans know if mayhem can show up on game day. Imagine what can happen. The rest of the week for expert advice call your local agent today. These these baseball tonight scoreboard BUSTER only. This is the baseball tonight scoreboard for Wednesday, October seventeen, two thousand eighteen coming up. The Red Sox pull away late Houston while the dodgers and brewers settle things late in the night in game for the or did they because the brewers are really unhappy with Manny Machado. Let's get to it. The first page. You know, lay game for the brewers with a two to one lead in the series going into game four and Brian dosier gave the dodgers the lead the bottom of the first right hand about it. Good player guys had a nice long career and a guy with power robber tribe and denied it. It's gonna pay as he likes the left. View. Taylor is gonna come into score dozer Gibbs dodgers early wanted. Nothing. Unmistakable voice, their of Dan Schulman on ESPN radio. Geo Gonzales started for the brewers, but something bad happened for him. I swing grabble off the love against dollars over near the third base line, and he's got no play on infield hit for week and geo Consol is limping as well. Pretty bad. We get a look at a replay right now. And yes, his left ankle role badly on the mound when he came back down after jumping up and try to make a play on that bowl. Oh yeah. It was an ugly looking injury, and he told her Pedro Gomez after the game that he will be replaced on the brewers roster because he will not be available. So the concerns for the brewers and who starts at the outset of these games will grow even more because you dollars taken out of action, Freddie Peralta replaced, you got a huge out Walter outed front one and two. Comes at a fastball, strike three call and he knew it. He took it near the inside corner high and a big big out for Peralta and the brewers as Muncie. Let's go globeop in top of the fifth inning. The brewers would tie the score, the one to swinging a fly ball to right center field. We giving chase can't get there. It's up against the wall on the balance our see getting away around. Third, does yours throw to the plate? Not in time are SIA dies in head first on the RBI double by Santa Anna who doesn't again, and Milwaukee has tied the game. And it would remain tied into the ninth inning. Travis Shaw at the plate for the brewers kenley Jansen on the mound for the dodgers Janssen come set. Cups, the pitch swing it Abassi. Got it. Janson strikes out Shaw and the brewers will leave a man on both managers. Scrambling, sixteen pitchers would be used in this game bowl, teams moving around their position players and Cody Bellinger was in right field for this one to on the way and Kane slices ball softly to right field. June. Joe racing into the Alliot right-center, diving headlong and coming up with the grab win the ball, just inches away from hitting the outfield brass. Dow is in the top of the tenth inning. In the bottom of the tenth inning. This really weird play. Here's the three one and Machado swings at grounds at sharply to arsia out a short who flips it onto I in time for the second out. And I think Aguilar got spiked by Machado as Machado cross the bag, an Aggie lar- talking of Chata would not a friendly way to show talk to back to. I think Machado Saint, hey, your foot was in the middle of the bag. What could I do and LARs happy, and now the dugouts are empty. Eric branch, try to get in there and keep the peace and the dugouts have come out here. Everybody is out of the field as Aggie lar and Machado were jawing at one another. After looked like Machado stepped on, maybe the back of the heel of Aggie LARs foot is he crossed the bag. Now there would be a lot more said about this after the game, Machado Aggie Alar made nice during the course of the game, but certainly moving forward, it's going to be. Question, how will the brewers handle this with Manny? Machado Julio Rheos pitch the top of the thirteenth inning for the dodgers their ninth pitcher in this game that maintain the one all when he held the brewers to know runs in the bottom of the thirteenth inning. Cody Bellinger came the plate. A runner at second Dera has signed Lansing back at Machado would second now three to swing a base. No, it's up throwing it is time. Works for the dodgers their the thirteenth inning. Yeah. So Cody Bellinger is the final hero after the relievers were heroes for the brewers. In this game, eleven two-thirds innings. Five hits one earned. Run seventeen strikeouts from their bullpen. The dodgers bullpen aid in as five hits. One runs nine strikeouts numbers from our friend, Kyle soppe Cody bellinger's spoke after the game about how it felt to end the game. It's probably a feeling that you won't forget you guys chase after you. Honestly, I was surprised that there are throwing me, I thought they're going to try and pitch around me and get me to swing. And once I saw that they were attacking me, it was just it was kinda grind mode and do it. You can't put the ball in play in China in this game. On the baseball tonight. Podcast Schoenfeld will tell you whether or not he thinks that Craig counsel. The birds manager made a mistake and not pitching around Cody Bellinger in that spot is I mentioned a lot of talk about Manny Machado and his play with angular and the tenth inning. Here's Christian yelich. He's a player that has a history of those types of incidents. One times and actually over and over and over again, just thirty player dirty play by dirty player. And that's I have a lot of respect for him as a player, but you can't respect someone as the. As a tough baseball. But it has no place in. I mean, we've all grounded out on doing your whole life like everybody else. You know if it's an accident accident, but the replay till us, it clearly looks like guy your way to step on someone running to somebody and just has no place really doesn't. Manny. Machado was asked about his response to what Christian yelich said, play baseball. I try to win for my team. So. Commerce through their common, so I can nothing. About that? Why did you collide with Agla there? Why? I mean, you saw the replay poly. So this bag trying to get over him caters. That's thirty thirty mean. I don't know, call it, which did you kind of patch things up after the fact, or we'll stay on the field on the field and between the lines by, was he still angry with you? When we go way back, you know, we, we go away depend on my lease ago so you know, whatever have have field between the lines and Josh, you saw the play look kicked as going over first base with his left foot. He kicked Aggie lar and I don't think all it anything other than dirty play. What did you think? I agree. I agree. And I like to try to see both sides, try to play devil's advocate in situations like this when a lot of people are coming after one individual for an action, but there's no question about it that it it was. He intentionally kicked him and you could debate? Well, just because there's intent. Does that make dirty in my mind? Yes. If you intend to do something to play like that it is then dirty? Yes, Josh Hader pitched in any in this game after getting two outs and game three, Craig counsel. The brewers manager talked about the tough loss and losing hater you the way that was going to be a game where one team really gonna hurt to lose that game to come out on the wrong side of it. Where does it leave your team, especially with using Josh and potentially not having them for tomorrow and the dodgers having Clayton Kershaw tomorrow. Yeah, it's it's not about Josh. We we had to cover thirteen innings of baseball. The game's not about Josh. So, you know, we're, I think anytime you've got gotta cover thirteen innings and there's a game the next day. You're always worried about that. And and. You know, we will have to kind of put our heads together and look at what we got. We've got some guys that we've used quite a bit. We were able to stay away from a couple of guys tonight. But you know, we're, we're a little bit of a tough spot for sure. And I think I think that's just the nature thirteen in a game and and losing your starter in the second inning. So. We got some incredible pitching performance tonight. Freddie and junior as well. We're absolutely wonderful and really put us in a spot to to give us some chances to try to put them runs on the board, and they'd be looking for heroes later today for sure. Way Miley will start for the brewers, Clayton Kershaw for the dodgers game three, the American League championship series in Houston. In the top of the first inning JD Martinez gave the Red Sox lead gyco at the belt. Swing and a live dry Basit inside the first base line and down the right field line off a side wall that surround score Benintendi stop at third JD Martinez with an RBI double the opposite way. The Red Sox have jumped out. It is one to nothing as tina's goes the opposite way in line to double down the first baseline in that first inning. The Red Sox with an approach to take high is sinker changeup to the opposite field through the middle of the field. They did a great job of those at bats book Shami by the way, the legend calling this series for ESPN radio Marlin Gonzalez got a hit to cut the boss lead to two one in the bottom of the first. Here's the pinch, goes slamming, align drive to three. Three to score gory. Oh, won't stop. Third, it's an RBI single for Marlin Gonzales. The Astros on the board. It's two one. In the top of the third inning. The Red Sox had a couple of runners on base Steve Pearce at the plate in this happen at the Bill. The to swing and a high fly ball, left camp. Going back, pampered Vitrac camp near the wall, leaping, any major ground water cats. The little guy climbed the scoreboard and stole extra bases from Steve Pearce. And that play was reviewed and in New York, they determined that the call was confirmed that he made the catch after that, though some more video emerged social media, which raises questions about whether or not he actually did catch. The ball will be talking about that on the baseball tonight. Podcast, Alex bregman has been red hot in this postseason in the bottom of the fifth inning came through again. To third short, how. Don't towards foreigners. Here's tubing to send it to a spreading around third to score, and it's a two two game in between for ever slight data missed it, and it got past all the way to the left field corner. Now, a good third baseman probably would've made that play, and it might have been a generous scoring call to give bregman a double. But Josh, Alex bregman another hit his base percentage for the postseason after that at bat was up to seven, forty one. The only other time I can remember it seemed inevitable that hitter was going to do something. I remember watching Danny Murphy during that incredible run that he had in two thousand fifteen where he inning home run in every bet is Red Sox fan. What are you seeing when bregman comes to the place? I see a guy who's walking the walk BUSTER. People want to give him a hard time because he's talking the talk and talking a little junk which I have no problem with. I like some good trash talk every now and then but people say if you're going to talk like that, you'd better back it up and man. He is backing it up so tip of the cat. By the way before this game, I got a chance to talk to bregman about the social media thing. The Instagram post with the home runs off. Nathan of all these started for the Red Sox, and he gets the best of me. I'll be the first one to say an after the game after the events of game three bregman was there talking to reporters acknowledging where he didn't get it done? Absolute. Joe Smith came on for the Houston Astros in the top of the six inning St. Pierce was at the plate again for the Red Sox swing and a high fly. All of its parrots gone down the left you. Okay. And that one is. Homerun, Steve Pearce as a down the left field line and hook just inside the poll. Here's touch. All the Red Sox backout brought. It is three two. AJ Hinch working to keep the game close brought in. He's closer Roberta's soon. It had to pitch the top of the eighth inning. But as soon a lead a couple of guys got on base hit Brock Holt, the bases were loaded and this happened to want you to them. And it forces in Iran, how huge is that the Red Sox get some insurance and it's forty two. The inning continued Jackie Bradley Jr. came to the plate and find. Slang hype. My all right field Rennick ready track, tearing. Jackie Bradley Jr. of grand slam. He unloads over the right field wall the slow track around bases and the Red Sox now lead it. It is eight to two. Wow. This was a final call in the bottom of the night. Dinning walls t. strikes count, Springer weights, lefty, look, swang, amiss struck out ballgame Red Sox at eight to two final score taken a two one lead this American League championship series a to the final score. Nathan of all the continues to show what a big game pitcher could be. Of course, one game three of Boston series against the Yankees in the division series. He wins this game six innings to earn runs. I talked to St. peers after the game guys blow it open in the eighth inning. Tell me what was going through your mind watching Jackie's drive overripe at wall. I tell you what he's always big hits and when he was coming up, I kind of feel like going to happen, especially the way ending with that was everything I was going on. That score was tied to all got a right hander against you. What would your plan in the six. Just look for somebody can handle in split swing on it. That's really all I can control it. They're trying to do a lot of debate on social media about a previous bad. You had a long, five, all the left field. What do you think happened on that played? It hit the wall. He catch it. I haven't seen it yet, but he made it. He made a heck of a play. You know what you would hit the wall. We broke it open a little earlier, but we did later how about Nathan of all the in the Yankee series. And then again, here tonight game, I love what is on the mount. He's he has a presence about him and he drinks annoys every pitch and locally. Hi. It was Jackie Bradley Jr. Jackie. How big is this Winfield tonight? One one coming to gain three in used his really, really good. We weren't able to beat them last year here. So we have get that person out of the way, hopefully build some momentum going to describe it felt like when you hit that ball off a SUNA, did you think it was out? What did you say? I mean, I put some put a good swing on bird it up. I thought it was gonna be out if it wouldn't have been upset, but facing really good pitcher. Anytime you can put some extra runs the board facing a good Astros team like that is very helpful. AJ Hinch. The Astros manager talked about why he went with the sooner using sooner in the eighth. They're trying to win the game. We're trying to keep it at the one run game with with really effective closer against the middle part of their order. So we get out of that three to they got, we got, we got plenty outs left and you never know what can happen as we saw. Alex score gave an update on Chris sale who may or may not start game five cell say he said is way said, I'm good enough. So even throw wolf into he'll go there tomorrow and then we'll go from there. During the course of the game story broke from Boston metro, that major league baseball is looking into an incident that happened in Boston. What an Astros employee was in the photographer? Well, on the Red Sox side of the home next to the home dugout and major league baseball. Looking to the question of whether or not this Astros employee was videotaping, the Red Sox made some calls on this last night. What I was told was who sort of like a counterintelligence issue where they wondered if the Red Sox were videotaping them, and so they were videotaping the Red Sox AJ Hinch Alex Cora were asked about this after the game. Are you aware of this report that came out today that is accusing your team of stealing signs? And if so, what are your thoughts on that aware of something going on? But I haven't been briefed on. I'm worried about the game that will be knowledge that they're looking into a matter way. Part of the stroz camera near dugout you caused. Somebody mentioned to me right now on the thing. OBI, you know the what they have to, but I just do you have any concerns that signs are being stolen or anything like that? I'm always concerned about that through other seasons of my main. We job changing so you can say, paying attention to details and you know, we don't cut up on the whole paranoia thing the sign. So we try to slow it down and we feel there's something on this. Did you did you think there was anything going on in those? I know that. Thanks to the baseball tonight. Scoreboard be sure to check out the baseball tonight podcast. Dave Schoenfeld and just does it will stop by to weigh in on yesterday's action, and we'll hear from hembo Paulin bikinis to give us some statistical perspective. Thanks for listening and have a great day. Everybody. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight scoreboard and be sure to download all cast including the baseball tonight podcast at ESPN dot com slash pod center. The baseball tonight scoreboard.

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Effectively Wild Episode 1438: One and Done

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Effectively Wild Episode 1438: One and Done

"What I'll be tested just will always always this will allow sigh of intriguing hello and welcome to episode fourteen thirty eight of effectively Hedley wild baseball podcasts from van grass presented by our Patriot supporters under the ringer joined by Miller of ESPN Elo Sam Hello Ben you've had a couple of wild card game so we can talk about those we can do some spinning forward on division series and we can do some emails. Where do you WANNA start no? I'll let you lead this one right well. I suppose we should start with wild card games. We've had two of them. We have two teams eliminated two teams advancing one game was probably more exciting than the other game but there's some things to say about both of them so should we take them in chronological order and go with with the nationals knocking off the brewers any big thoughts about this one. Well I mean in like the big thought like the sort of obvious big thought is that the nationals have maybe the best starting pitcher in the world and he caused them to fall behind and then the brewers have maybe the most unhittable relief pitcher in the world and he caused them to fall behind which is just the underlying premise of everything we say is like we know we know that all of this this gets undone in the least predictable ways all weakens as who we think is good and then watch them defy by all of that yeah and it's really the fact that we try to break down these single games. It's even more ridiculous when you're talking about a single wildcard Kurt game which went we ever during the regular season devote the amount of time and attention and analysis to a single game that we do when October rolls around to that thing that we sometimes do jokingly like satirically of of acting like something that happened on opening day is going to be a that we somehow project reject that over the rest of the season and so is on pace for nine thousand. RBI's and like the whole that the joke the joke is ha ha ha and this is a a analyzing it in in a certain way is exactly the same thing except for like like one of the highest stakes games of the year like one of the five or ten highest stakes game of the year and so it feels that somewhat more justifiable because the stakes are so high but underlying it all is fact that chaos does not settle down down for a one game no matter how important it is and you mentioned Max Scherzer Best Pitcher in the world I agree with that but he was not dominant in this game he it was not his best self he went five innings. He did strike out six guys but he also walked three antique. Give up a couple lingers and that was kind of the concern for him. I'm coming into this game because after he had been on the I l. he had come off an pitched not really like his usual self. I think his strikeout rate was still still pretty strong during that time but overall his numbers and his referrals were not pictures or as they had been before the injury so I guess that concern kind of lingers now into the division series because he didn't go out there and throw an eight inning shutout or something so that's somewhat of a concern I suppose heading into the division series is Max Scherzer merely good or is he his typical. Let me ask you something. So one of the Nice things about piggybacking shirts in Strasbourg is that you have Strasbourg like he can go three or four or five. Maybe who knows how many innings he could've gone if the nationals and needed him to and so that takes a lot of pressure off Sir Sir he does not need to treat this like normal game he can treat this like he's an opener in a sense and if it goes better than that that's great if he ends up going seven fantastic but if he only ends up going two or three that's also acceptable because they have you know co ace backing him up and so that frees him up he does not have to throw the first pitch into the game thinking about the hundredth pitch of the game he might he very well might not need to throw one hundred pitches in this game and I think that shows up if you look at his previous postseason outings his average fastball velocity in each of those was very much in line with his regular season philosophy so like in two thousand fifteen his average fastball velocity in the game he started against the mets was was ninety four in two thousand and sixteen his average rich philosophy against the dodgers when he started was ninety four point seven in the ninety five point four in the second start in two thousand seventeen the start that he he made against cubs was ninety four point seven. Those are all right in line with his regular season fellows. This year has average fastball velocity was about ninety five but this year you're against the brewers. It was ninety seven that was like a real jump and you could if it were a different pitcher if it was say brandon woodruff. Maybe maybe you'd say it's the adrenaline of the postseason but we have a long history of Max Scherzer pitching in the postseason. He has a long history pitching in the postseason. He does not seem to draw from from that journaling typically he pitches it like you normally does which is phenomenally and like an ace but this year he came out he was throwing harder than usual a lot harder than usual which strongly wrongly suggests it doesn't prove but it strongly suggests that that's the result of him knowing the plan of him knowing that it was not the bullpen coming in after him but it was Strasbourg again. Probably someone told him Hey. You don't need to worry about going deep in this game. This is not that game you should be just as as good as you can possibly be as as amt as you need to be. You know to get us a few innings to award Strasbourg and I wonder if you think that there's a risk there that that that generally speaking we think oh it's really good that a starter has a shorter a shorter outing and he can he can really lay it all out out there from the first pitch but is it risky that your essentially asking a really good pitcher to behave differently than he's used used to in the hundreds of starts that have made him this this ace that it could be good for him but there is the possibility that it will actually be bad for him and that pitching in that that sort of unfamiliar way might actually cause him to make you know a couple of extra mistakes or to be a little bit extra you know slightly out of control yeah that might make sense especially if you're Max Scherzer and you're already the best pitcher can possibly be any deviation from that. I mean conceivably it can make you and even better Max Scherzer. Maybe it's don't mess with success sorta thing or maybe if you're thinking well I don't have to go through the lineup three times then I'll just pump up in a bunch of fastballs here and I don't have to worry about like mixing my pitches quite as much and maybe that comes back to bite you if you become too reliant on a certain pitch because as you feel like you don't have to save something but it actually would benefit you to save something so I can see it affecting pitch selection perhaps but I don't know on on the whole if you just tell me it's Max Scherzer but he's GonNa throw a little bit harder than I'd say well. He'll probably be even better so it comes down to whether there could be other changes is there or whether he's throwing so hard that it affects his command or something like that. It's probably pretty unpredictable and would vary by the pitcher yeah it should it sounds is really good and probably in the aggregate. It seems like it would be a clear advantage for for starters but like a few years ago Zach Levine looked at how starters all SARS starters do when they're pitching relief and they come out in their throwing much harder than they normally do and he found that they don't actually do as well as the relievers in those was all star Games even though they are you know much better pitchers than the relievers like they're that's why they're ace starters instead of as relievers and when they're used in the pantages way that relievers are they don't actually get much better. They throw harder but their performance jump is not is not that great and so it may be that is I mean this is all circumstantial but that seems to suggest maybe that there is something about the unfamiliarity of pitching at that velocity level or with that that sort of sense of of urgency in Trenton that takes some time maybe to get used to and this is one of the I think one of the conundrums drums for for playoff teams is that you know in the postseason you're going to be using players differently particularly pitchers you know that you're GonNa have your starters pitching with very different expectations -tations than they do in the regular season and you know that you're probably going to be asking your relievers to throw a longer outings may be more frequently and also with with extra urgency and so you can't obviously have them play that way throughout a long season because they burn out but it seems like if you could you would kinda WanNa sprinkle those sorts of situations into the regular season so that this is not unfamiliar when you get to the postseason and I think we've seen seen some teams do that in the past with their bullpens. It's not a closed case that this is why the teams were doing this but I think with the dodgers with Kenley Jansen a couple years ago. Oh for instance after I think it was after the two thousand sixteen playoffs when they they used him very aggressively for multi inning appearances and he hadn't really done on that all that much in the regular season the next year they had him throw a lot of two inning saves or or four out plus saves and it seemed like that was kind of an attempt to prepare him mm-hmm for the postseason. I mean they weren't using him that way by default because again it's hard to get through an entire season but it seemed like maybe that was intentional that they had an eye on October Hilbert and there were a couple of other examples that I have seen or that that came to mind when I was thinking about this that I can't now pull up a top of my head but where it seemed like the team was trying to work their their relievers in particular in some postseason type ways just so that there is some familiarity with it some practice I guess at pitching that way I should say by the way Max Scherzer stats before and after the injury the back strain he was on the I l. twice once shorter wants longer but it was the same injury so I'm GonNa count that as before and after injury so before he went on for the first time I am nine hundred nine starts he had two point three era including the the first start he made off the I l. and he went back on and then came again four point an eight one. You'RE A in eight starts that makes it sound like Oh. He was twice as bad as he had been before the injury. But of course it's a lot closer when you look at the peripherals his fifth sto worse after the injury but that is like all homerun rate so it comes back to this discussion we've had in the past about Justin verlander under an Edwin Diaz about are these homers fluky year bad luck or these pitchers doing something to give up all the fingers so before the injury he had a point six three home runs per nine which is fantastic at anytime especially in the highest home run rate era ever after his injury he had a one point eight eight home runs per nine which is not good even now and that's almost the entirety of the different so if you look at expe at fan graphs which normalizes is the home runs per fly ball rate just essentially assumes that any deviation from the league average rate of home runs on fly balls is pure luck he went from from a two point eight three before the injury to a three point O. Two after the injury which is not a lot different obviously so maybe he went a little less deep into games. I'd have to check but it's really a difference in home run rate so whether you think he was getting what a lucky with home runs before the injury or unlucky after the injury that is the bulk of the differences still very much missing Batson against his walk rate went up slightly but not a whole lot so that's what it comes down to yeah although his swinging strike rate went from seventeen percent of all pitches before the injury to fourteen percent which is not an inconsequential difference in and does sort sort of bump him from from elite swing and miss pitcher down to two good swing and miss pitcher and as you say he did have much shorter outings he had only one outing outing where he went over six innings whereas like for instance the month before he went on the I l. eight seven seven seven eight eight so those are more difficult pickled innings that he was pitching at the end of those starts and that would have probably drawn those two excerpts a little bit closer yes and they were handling handling him with care of course during that time but they were also trying to win every game because they really needed to so if they had felt that he was fully healthy ineffective than they would have had and throws many innings as he had before the injury wasn't like they were just resting him because they didn't need it anymore. Yeah I think the key thing is that the two starts that really a hurt his his post injury numbers were the final two and in those you can really see where the homerun thing that you're talking talking about meant everything he had twenty one strikeouts in thirteen innings he had one walk in those two starts twenty one walk about four home runs and that's where the era jumped by almost a third of a run and that's where the numbers became a little less Gaudy for the season and that was basically two starts with four home runs and otherwise total dominance so we talked last time about the nationals bullpen and it being a big weakness but of course in the wild card game you can bring out Stephen Strasburg for three innings. It is suddenly not a weakness at all. That's not really something you can do with regularity later in the playoffs. Although I think it's become more common to see that I think teams are using starters more often in relief in the playoffs. They'd have to check that. You have to check it. I wrote wrote about this. In fact I wrote about this at the end of last offseason with the red sox and I wrote for a a preview long preview on each team's bullpen that will go up tomorrow. I wrote about how the nationals model is probably almost certainly going to be the redbird needs to be the red sox model from last year they had a a bullpen that was considered sittard teams weakness and so instead of really relying on those relievers they had pretty much every day. They had a starter who is in the bullpen ben either because he had already pitched his last game in that series or because he wasn't pitching until much later in the series origins because it was his throw day and so they used poor sallow and Yvonne de and sale and David price all out of the bullpen and they threw as I wrote last year those six pitchers through a total of sixteen innings of relief they allowed seventy hits and one earned run that one earned run coming at the end of the of all these sixth inning relief stint in game three they struck out sixteen in walked three combined win probability added including of all these loss which crushed his win probability in that game was about a half a win roughly. What Josh haters was in the postseason? They were collectively actively the elite closer every team wants October cooked up entirely out of ingredients lying around the pantry and you're right that they can't go to Strasbourg every day but I think it probably almost every game if they're really intentional about this and if their staff is up for it and prepared for it they probably will be able able to have one starter available almost every day and later in series they might be able to have two starters available yeah. We'll that's just a manifestation. The fact that teams seem to be treating Tober differently for a while there it was like the playoffs were basically approached more or less like the regular season which in retrospect a probably interesting to look back at like the early years of the wildcard era and how teams ran their pitching staffs during that time Ben do do you do that to let me read another paragraph. We looked back since nineteen sixty nine when division play when division play began for pitchers who made at least two starts in a postseason even which was to avoid including pitchers who were primarily relievers but were pushed into one emergency start so made at least two starts postseason and at least one relief appearance in the same aim postseason from nineteen sixty nine through two thousand sixteen there were about two per year with only two postseasons in which there were at least five a year but there were seven in two thousand seventeen and there were six last year the most there had ever been in consecutive postseasons all right and I'm sure if you did the same thing for like percentage innings pitched by your top relievers. Let's say you'd see a similar spike so it's kind of fascinating that it took so long for teams and for Managers Orange to adjust no I don't know whether that's partly a reflection of changes in schedule and TV coming to dominate how the Games are scheduled in. The series are scheduled. Maybe they're more off days than there used to be. I'm not sure but it is sort of striking even just in the past few years where the schedule hasn't changed dramatically that teams have just sort of realized like Oh yeah. We should not manage the way that we did all season long. I guess it's it's the default assumption. If you didn't know anything else you'd think well it's still baseball so I should baseball the way baseball all year but of course it's different conditions and different incentives and circumstances and so it makes all the sense in the world to do what teams are now doing which is kind of treating every pitcher as the guy who gets out and you want the better guys who get outs more efficiently to catch more of your innings and that doesn't really matter when those innings are if you don't have to save your best reliever for the ninth inning you don't have to save your starter for a start you can kind of mix and match and just put in the best guy available at at any time within moderation so that's what we're seeing now and I think that makes it even more difficult as we were saying last time to try to figure out okay how teams win in the the playoffs what's the secret sauce in the playoffs because whatever it was twenty years ago it was not what it would be now and there's just not enough of a sample to say this is what what benefits teams in this era because I think we're still in the period where it's changing by. The EAR and teams are getting more flexible and more open minded in west strict about how they use these guys yeah. I have an untested hypothesis that the secret sauce in the the reason that it's so hard to talk about the secret sauce in the postseason postseason is that the secret sauce is is mostly effective bullpen work but that is not the same as saying best bullpen Reverend Wright's because of the nature of relief work knowing even how good a team's bullpen was in the regular season and particularly over the course of regular season when those people change is not that that predictive of WHO's GonNa have the best bullpen for the next three weeks or you know in some cases for some teams the next one day and so you you might the again this is untested. I both parts are untested but I think that it might be that the secret sauce is mostly or that. It is largely the ability to great relief if work and that that does you very little good when you're trying to predict who will have the secret sauce. It's not like you can say oh well it speed or its defense or it's you know three three eighths pitchers in the top of your rotation or those sorts of things that you can draw from the regular season. There just isn't much to draw from the regular season that is going to tell you who's going to blow the lead in the eighth inning right. That's a reference to Josh Hader your wealth speaking of that. I was just going to switch to the brewers side of things so woodruff was great and then hater was the one who gave things up and of course there's a focus on Trent Grisham who made the misplaced although it was a bad hop and I think replays showed it to be less of misplayed than it looked initially but of course that's one of those plays that's GonNa get remembered word which is sort of a shame because of course Kristian Bell peppers out by playing as well as he did. When Christian Yelich went down and I guess there's sort of a poetic justice in the guy who plays Yelich position coming back to bite them in eulogised absence the bruce finally suffered for Yelich his absence but again Grisham Grisham was great for them down the stretch and this play was I think more understandable than it seemed at first I mean yes he was probably very focused on the throw and maybe maybe was not devoting much attention as he should have to keeping the ball in front of him but that just kind of pas onto the top of the rest of that inning where you had Taylor with the disputed hit by pitch and then you had hater just not looking good throw in hard but not really looking like he had much commander under much breaking stuff and he just sort of put a fastball right over the plate and Juan Soto is really fantastic hitter and it's cool I guess that he was the one into deliver the knockout blow so that he could be in the highlights and he could be in the next? Mlb We play montage video celebrating. This big hit you you. You've probably watched that play more closely than I have. and I hadn't thought of it before this particular moment but did he have a play at home. I think he probably did but what I didn't really concentrate on that aspect of it as much as should he have gotten from that baller. How did it alluded him? So I don't know but that allowed all the runs to score there was no way to come back from that that change the lead that changed the whole complexion of the game. Obviously you had that dramatic late inning lead change which you did not have in the wild card game that made things exciting rhetoric Gecko you had sort of a signature postseason play in the first game of the postseason so that was Kinda like Oh yeah we're back. This really matters every every play count an incredible amount now yeah yeah I felt I mean you you feel bad for Trent Grisham just because you would like no matter what the nature of the mistake that player makes to cost his team do or die game is you're gonNA feel bad for him and the fact that he's I mean all the the backstory. They're all the characteristics of him at this point in his career. Make it even harder but it really I was I was felt particularly bad because of how much the weight seem to fall on him afterward win. He did not come into this. He did not come into play until after Josh later had already blown. I mean assuming he wasn't gonNA throw them out at home had already blown the lead and I mean if you're if you're talking about well I mean it's a bummer for for for anybody who blows any part of any game but yeah Grimm's role came after I think we already would have said like the brewers head blown the lead and had sort of collapsed the at the last moment so more guy he's GonNa he's GonNa be remembered probably for having a bigger role in this than and then he needed to and for Bruce Fence. I'm sure they're just as disappointed as anyone is when their team plays one postseason came in is eliminated but they've they've hit. They were lucky to get there but getting there. Let's say was a triumph for them. It was something unexpected and they overcame a a lot in terms of injuries in the absence of yellowish so not that that necessarily makes it easy but maybe that eases the sting of a little bit. It's not like this. This was a super team that dominated all season long and suddenly they lose one game and they're gone. They kinda snuck in which was very exciting but this was the outcome that you would have expected at least for the first time in a while things actually went as expected with the brewers so now the national-scale exclave the dodgers and that is kind of a match up of really great starting rotations and maybe shakier bullpens although to put those two in the same same category. I don't mean to acquaint them. I mean relative weaknesses. Perhaps but for the nationals far more so this will be a fun serious of it's pretty much all of them will probably be fun serious but the starting rotation matchups in the series will be pretty compelling they shore will be I wanted to mention mentioned one thing that I noticed in this game that was a small thing but in the fifth inning when they the nationals were batting in the bottom of the fifth and they had two outs nobody on they were trailing three to one victim was batting and Max Sherzer was on Deck Guy Okay and this was when they were getting ready to remove textures from the game and put in Stephen Strasburg so again two outs nobody on pitcher spot on deck and and so they three things could happen here. I mean a lot of things can happen but if Victor Okay said had made out then that would have been the end of the inning nobody would have batted if he got on then somebody would bat and of course there are different ways of getting on one thing that he could do would be single nothing he could do would be like double or or homer and so Ryan Zimmerman was on deck as the Pinch hitter in that situation of course if there was an out Zimmerman would not be needed and shirts or could just as easily stood out out there if he'd wanted to. Although I don't know why he would want to knowing he's probably out of the game anyway but when victor ablaze singled than Zimmerman went back to the dugout and Brian Dosier came up to pinch hit and so we saw their debut Martinez is we saw we saw what he was thinking. We we knew what he was thinking. Taking in the previous battle. We did not know when roadways was hitting but afterward because of this change we saw what his brain was doing which was saying if robots gets on I I'm going to send up dosier so that he can maybe hit a dinger and if robe lace doubles triples or homers maybe homers we don't know homers doubles or triples I'M GONNA send up Ryan Zimmerman to maybe get a single and drive him in and I just thought it was interesting that given that was his his decision tree that that was the fork that he was anticipating that he chose to put Zimmerman in the on-deck circle assuming by sending Zimmerman out there assuming assuming the more advantageous event for his team would happen and also the less likely one but the one that would be more like the better outcome. Oh come on the double or triple. He sent up the pin he sent out the possible Pinch hitter for the double or triple instead of the pinch hitter for the much more likely single or walk. Walk doesn't doesn't mean anything except for I it feels like he chose optimism in a way in an inconsequential. Maybe even slightly slightly disadvantageous way because Niger ideally you probably as a hitter. You probably do want to be on deck so that you can you know kind of inch around back and get as good a look as possible astle so maybe it would have been even slightly better to send dosier up there for the more likely situation but he chose to say no. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA I'm. I'M GONNA ask the universe for what I want by assuming it will happen and it didn't happen and then Zimmerman went back to the dugout and dosier went back out as as he was more likely you too have done all along like the secret right favorite book exactly right up there in the universe exactly all right switching to the AL wildcard came so less intrigue in this game than in the game no lead changes no late inning questions about who would win the arrays took an early lead. They hit a couple Dinger's. Yanti Diaz hit a couple of years. Obviously Al Garcia hit a dinger and they won five one and the as the threatened a few times in Charlie Morton kept getting the pitch that he did the batted ball that he needed and got out of those gems and that was that that the as lose yet again in a playoff game and he kinda feel bad for them not just because of the history but also because it seems like they're sort of doomed to this position for a while now I mean they're bringing back most of this roster and important components of the roster they can expect to to have for more of next season so there's a very good chance that they will be back in this exact position next year and it's just hard to imagine in them being bad but also hard to imagine them being better than the Astros which means that they may very well be doomed to more wild card game appearances which is sort of unfortunate because they had a heck of a season and coming into this game you would said the as had the advantage in terms of power hitting that was one a big strength that they had that the rays didn't really seem to have and then the race it for homers which of course they did and who had just returned from the injured list hit a couple of them and the raise sort of showcase tau incredible their bullpen is which we can talk about that a little bit but any other other thoughts from Ken the single game that we are way over in wising won the not so much about the game but is something that I notice in the game in have been wanting to talk about for a couple of months. Did you notice the play when the raise hidden the possible double play and they didn't as didn't turn it quite in time Pro Fars bounced the throw and running just barely beat it out in. I think Alex Rodriguez made a comment about how it was a little bit slow on the turn. Did you notice that play. I don't recall I was watching the other broadcast but all right so there's some backstory. I think there's some back story to that play. That's relevant and as fans will doc will know this backstory. I don't know if it got that much attention throughout baseball this year but I I've been watching it as a kind of a miracle like almost John Lester Ish type miracle throughout the year because is drake's and pro far in April had what seemed to be a pretty severe case the yips like he was throwing like he would just spike every throw and it looked really awkward and it did not seem like he could play second base at all and I in fact. I think if I'm not mistaken I think that he had briefly gone through a period the previous year when Yeah Levi Weaver wrote in the athletic that he was worried that profile had the hips that year too he fixed this kind of but as I watched him throughout the year. It never looked like he fixed it like he never got over it. He just kind of figured a work around which is that he would really focus on his target takes time sort of like he would take like a little. I'm just tiny micro beat to look directly at its target and then he would throw and now I didn't watch enough as games that I can speak from a position of real authority here I might be I might be commiserating this from very limited exposure but throughout the year it's still seemed to me that he was not throwing very accurately and that he was very slow to throw and so in the the in that double play to my i. It looked like yes he. He took a little bit of a pause as as was familiar to me from watching profile throughout the year we're here he took a little bit of a pause to focus on his target and then he threw and he threw it ten feet short of first base and that cost them the double play but the miracle is pro far had this seemingly debilitating obstacle in his baseball career in April he wasn't able to get past rested entirely but he did figure out a way to get kind of around it. He had seven errors in April. He owns six airs for the rest of the season and and I am just impressed that this real weakness this real vulnerability that came up in his season and in the a season ended up being something that they could kinda like make work that he did not have a lot of throwing years. He seemed to be a fine defender after that and it's kind of a you know there's this little tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny way that it as still affected him on it may be on the very closest plays and it came up in that situation but but by and large jerks and pro far like he did it he he he got through it. That is I'm I'm a theme US talking about ballplayers. I think sometimes seems to be that were in awe that they don't just like mentally breakdown when things get difficult or scary scary and I am just saying right here that I am impressed yeah. That's admirable alright so I guess on the as part of the plan went as expected or for seen Lazardo was great for three innings and Hendrix was good for another inning inning and so they held the race scoreless after the initial scoring but Sean Mugniyah had his were start after coming off the I l. he still struck struck out. Five guys didn't walk anyone but he gave up the homers he gave up four runs and that was that and I saw some second guessing about the decision to start Mnaya over for fires which I certainly can't second guess 'cause I thought that made sense and also unless you think fires was going to throw a shutout I mean they were not going to win in this game without scoring off of the race and that's the thing it just looks really difficult to score off the raisin. You can read too much into into a single game obviously especially when it's a wildcard game and it's all hands on deck etcetera but that kind of is what the raised it all season I mean they didn't hold all teams one run every game but they were really really great at run prevention. We talked about this before and they looked the part in this game. Morton went five and then they run out this parade of relievers who most people probably have not heard of even. I can't say I spent a whole lot the time focusing on the castio this year or Amelio gone you know I was more aware of Nick Anderson who got for outs in this game all on strikeouts because that's kind of what he did all year especially after he went to the race and he was just totally totally dominant with them he struck about seventeen per nine after the midseason trade to the raise that Sir almost fifty three percent of the Battersea faced while walking two point six percent so his strikeout rate minus walk rate with the race was actually fifty percent which is just really extraordinary in that gave up some good prospects to get him but he is just one of those unhittable relievers who if Jeff were not working for the race he would probably be balking about so that showed up there and then it it just goes so deep with them and some of these not well known relievers are just so effective that it kind of feels like they can throw someone you who has like a thirty five percent strikeout rate in just about every hitting it's really kind of intimidating to face them. In a short series as the Astros will now have to do yeah Anderson to for what it's worth I mean Anderson was doing this in in April with the Marlins to he struck out I I think he struck out. I'll just get the exact number he had thirteen innings. He struck out twenty seven in those thirteen innings and who didn't he didn't unintentionally walked anybody so uh his strikeout minus unintentional walk rate in April one hundred percent or what is it no. It's I guess it's actually very similar because it wouldn't fifty. He had like a fifty three percents right out right anyway in April and then he had a very bad may and then he was quite good with the with the marlins after that too so from June first until he got traded he struck out twenty nine batters in twenty one innings and he walked four not quite the same level of dominance but I mean this is a this is a pitcher who in I would say in three months of the season was arguably the best pitcher in baseball best reliever in baseball during those months and had two good months on top of that and then have the one bad one. I mean he's he's something what did you make of them. Warming him up so much was that I I read that as he's the PUCCI young and that that is a sign of that he is the guy that they are going to be constantly looking in to get into the biggest moment and they just kept feeling like that. Biggest moment was getting postponed and so they didn't go to rather than thinking that it was it's like maybe I guess you could say that that he was not you could take that. He was not a priority to get in but I read that was the priority to get in. Is that how you read it yeah and and there's no reason why he shouldn't be priority to get him as he showed once he was in and that does underscore the fact that we're talking about how the postseason is different for players and could it affect someone like master to have different guidelines as he goes into a game same is true for managers. Obviously where maybe this is less true for the rays and Kevin cash just because they kind of play a more postseason brand of baseball all season long but with your typical manager who's usually I'm not gonNA consider bringing in his elite reliever in the sixth inning or something in the regular season that is an adjustment and even if you are mentally psychologically take on board with that idea. I think it can be difficult to fully embrace it in flip that switch and you have to be careful about it because you don't want the guy to be up down three times a getting warm and cooling down in warming up again especially if you're gonNA make a long postseason run it's at the end of a long season. Maybe that takes extol where you get to game seven of the world series and that comes back to cost this guy something so it's an adjustment for managers to and you could say that managers richer's matter more in the postseason than in the regular season much like the pitchers they have to deploy optimally stands to reason everything matters more in the playoffs but I'm saying that the I guess the importance of the decisions that they have to make in the number of decisions that they have to make increases along with safe the the percentage of innings that they're using their best pitchers for so it can really cost you because if you assemble this shutdown October bullpen and then your manager manages as if it's July or just doesn't go all the way then you end up with a Nick Anderson not pitching in an important moment and maybe it was again. All these decisions come down two percentage points especially. If you're talking about the brazen their pitching staff were just about everyone is really good but yet you're going to see Nick Anderson Persson more important spots in the next week or so so Oliver Drake. I don't know if you knew exactly how impressive he's been against lefties this year but all of our drake against lefties was the hardest pitcher in baseball to hit he is right handed but lefties hit one forty seven one sixty three one ninety ninety six against him he struck out thirty three and walked to his stats against righties are well I mean he looks like a lefty specialist. He has the splits. It's of a lefty specialist. His stats against aren't great at all he had eight sixty five opiates allowed. He struck out thirty seven in walked seventeen. If he were left E. We would be talking about him as the most specializing lefty specialist in the game and his best pitch is a splitter which is one of those pictures that sometimes has a reverse platoon split and he throws it. I did not know this but apparently I heard this on the broadcast last night. He throws it eighty percent of the time left knees and so I I have always in my life been fairly skeptical of these reverse split relievers. I generally think that even if stay have a split even if that split is somewhat persistent. I'm still a little I would be hesitant to actually use them in a way that that counts on that I I feel like it's it's always probably do for regression no matter what their repertoire has and I could be missing opportunities to have reverse split specialists in in my life but I've just always been like I'm never really convinced. Are you convinced by Oliver Drake if they use him just as the dodgers planned to use Adam caloric as a one inning guy are one batter guy. Would you think would you have faith in that or are you expecting this to to to be somewhat illusory by the end of it. I think I'd have some faith people capable of that to me. I mean if you were doing it. Statistically you'd want to regress and hedge and it would be less pronounced. What's the split so that's probably what I would expect but I would trust him in a spot like that yeah okay? I'm looking forward to seeing it. I like I said I'm usually suspicious of it but I'm now now that I'm not suspicious of drake for the most part. I'm eager to see it. I'm eager to see them. Bringing the ready to get the lefty every time and the racer getting a lot of credit. I think for the guys who hit the homers in this game 'cause the big difference makers offensively were Garcia and the as and those are the two guys that the rays acquired coming off on remarkable or perhaps disappointing seasons and as everyone wrote at the time they were sort of exit velocity that he plays in that had both hit the ball hard but the results weren't really there may be Garcia had gotten a little unlucky. Maybe the as just kept kept pounding the ball into the ground so even though he hit the ball hard he didn't make a big difference on offense and so the idea was that the razor buying low in these guys and maybe okay Garcia Bounceback and they'll get the as to hit the ball up more and till tap into his very obvious power and then he'll be great and I don't. I don't know that that happened to a great extent obviously in this game though signings paid off and those guys were fine when they played for the race the season but but they weren't dramatically better than they had been before like Garcia had a better season than he had had in twenty eighteen but we're season than he had had in twenty twenty seventeen. He was fine like his DAB bounced back and I'm sure his Boba was more in line with his expo and he was fine he was like average ridge issue as a player may be a bit below average. I guess average if you parade his playing time so it was fine but it wasn't like Oh my gosh brilliant move move by the race really add then Yang di as his offense just unappropriate appearance basis look at WRC plus was almost identical to what had been in Cleveland even if you look at the expected weighted on base average almost identical one point away from what it had been in Cleveland London is isolated power nearly doubled so that looks like a case of this paying off and he went from one homer to fourteen homers in Enj- about twice as many games so that's impressive. Obviously it's partly the ball but it's also him but I just. I don't know that he was dramatically. Could you better like the power was up and the bath was way down so maybe this was more of a sustainable thing but is launch angle was only up on average like a little over a degree. I don't know about the percentage of time he was getting it in the launch angle sweet spot or something like that but in terms of the quality of his contact it was more or less the same as it had been in Cleveland so I duNno paid off in in this game paid off to some extent over the course Susan but wasn't like you would add these guys to the annals of brilliant player development moves or amazing under the radar transactions so I don't know they were fine but a little bit of the razor brilliant and they got these guys. No one else saw it seems a bit over Boon to me yeah yeah I like terrifies me but that was definitely an April a big April story that flattened him right. Yes I think so but it's also a big October story story now the succeeded so by the way Oliver Drake against lefties in for the season he threw seventy eight percent splits which is a lot but since since July first he's thrown eighty two percent since August I he's thrown eighty four percent and in September he threw eighty six percent split to lefties row eighty six. He's basically a one like if that was a fastball we would he would be Sean doolittle like that is extreme at of a one pitch pitcher sure as you basically get that's more or less Mariana Rivera and the cutter right yeah or Kenley Jansen the cutter and he's doing that with a splitter three Rd so the match ups for the LDS between the raise the astros are just. I can't imagine matchups getting much better than this. You've got verlinden versus glass no in game one CO versus Snell in game two and grank versus Morton in game three that is a marquee match up in every game. FEMA estimate how many innings each no estimate how many innings you think each team's top three will go well. I'd say probably the Astros his top three goes like twice as many things at allies tops for like twenty and ten yeah that sounds about right seven seven six four three three yeah so on the race side of these matchups hits glasnost but it won't be glassman's now for most of those games yeah you know probability but still nicknames and you have to be SORTA scared like if you're the astros I mean the Astros are the best team in baseball. They're better than the race but in a five game serious with this race pitching staff obviously the the astros offense is significantly better than the as offense that the raiders shutdown in this game but you will get glasnost and still in Morton and then this parade of really great relievers coming in after them that is sort of scary like it wouldn't surprise me at all if the raise upset the astros in this series. It's not the expected outcome. It's not the more likely outcome but it would hardly surprise me if that happened now. It's the the difference is going to be the offense where one team has a much better offense than the other one because these are the to to pitching staffs in the American league and I would I I rate the irate the Astros the second best bullpen in this postseason so there's not even like the again the same same same thing with the dodgers where you kind of you're forced to say the strengths and weaknesses of each team and the Astros bullpen is sometimes held up as like not quite white as incredible as everything else but that is a really really really good bullpen to it's just that the depth of the lineup is is very different. Yes yes for those teams so I've got a few playoff related emails. We can answer here in the time we have left way. Do Stop West Yeah. I well no I didn't but I I have a fun. Fact came from blasting stats. Don't even know if it's fun but I looked since nineteen eighty eight to see which teams had the biggest list the highest. Tops plus for a bullpen since nineteen eighty eight is not the nationals their third all time in that time behind behind surprising not I don't know maybe not surprising but behind the ninety four and ninety five braves and so it's a little bit that's misleading because a tops plus does not compare your performance in a split to your performance in not that split but rather to your to your opiate to your performance overall and since bullpens take a greater share of innings now than they used to the nationals bullpen opium allowed is pulling up their staff opiates this allowed more than it would have in nineteen ninety four when they would have thrown a smaller percentage of innings and so there just behind those braves of the matic's Glavin Kuralt's years but I think if you actually were to ratio of bullpen performance to staff performance it would be higher so probably this is a historic historically large gap between teams bullpen and the rotation which is not really that revelatory. I'm sure if I'd asked you to guess at the beginning of the segment you would've guessed the nationals particularly given that we're talking about nationals yes right to so yeah not really a stat blast well. I sorta have one close enough that we can play the song Uh So this'll be quick I think but this is a listener email from Ed who says by my count the twins this year have almost twice as much baseball reference work contributed by foreign born players twenty nine point three war as by American born players nineteen point four war. Is this a record heard or anything close and I asked Dan Herschel is by reference for some help with this one. He sent me a list of all the teams and I should say that Ed in in his breakdown here is counting Puerto Rico born players as foreign born so her went with Ed's distinction there so this is really domestic United States technically actual littoral states versus non so that's the breakdown that we're doing here and and by that definition yes the two thousand nineteen twins have the most war from foreign born players ever that tops the two thousand four dodgers who were at twenty eight point six and the two thousand three white sox the twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen cleveland was right behind them so obviously as you would expect all of the top teams are from recent years reflects the recent like what is the. What is the the curve look like doc well? Let's say so the top I guess if you go you have to go down to the bottom of the top twenty to get to even teams in the early ninety s like the state in one thousand nine hundred nine Cleveland was seventh so that's twenty years ago and that's fairly close to the top up but then it's all like to thousands and this current decade if you go down to the bottom of the top twenty you get the ninety two bluejays in the ninety one rangers but really like there are no great outliers here where you're seeing Mike a team from the seventies sneak in or something I'm scrolling scrolling growing. I guess see nineteen sixty-nine Minnesota. That's the only team in the top fifty and it is literally number fifty that is actually from before the ninety s so yeah obviously the game is getting more international in this list reflects is that now ed also asked about the ratio and the twins ratio is not extraordinary they have fifty nine percent of is there were from foreign players by definition because even though they have the most farnborough they have a lot of work over overall. They're a very good team so if you want to to know the ratio it's Sorta screwy because there are negative force involved here but one stand out that Dan pointed out to me the two thousand one Expos Expos had twenty point nine war from foreign born players and negative nine war from US porn places though the US board players on that team were just totally dragging it down so which years Expos two thousand and one expos. I did not what to see. who was that that it's it's hard to have like negative nine war periods on your team yeah? That's that's a lot of negative war on team. So Peter burs Iran. Iran was negative one point nine Ryan minor was negative one point four Michael Barrett was negative one point two and Jeff Plum was negative one point one. That's four. You're negative ones in that. That is a lot yet actually if I just sort this list by negative war. It looks like that is the most any team has has had since one thousand nine hundred fifteen so that's really the story here is not that they're American. Born players were so bad but just that they gave so much playing time to pet players yeah Andy Tracy negative point eight randy nor negative point seven Brad Wilkerson negative point seven Milton Bradley negative point six Lee Stevens negative point six Mike Mordecai negative eight point six Mike Thurman negative point five they also had Fernando Totti's who is who was from Dominican Republic and he was also negative point eight and they have a first baseman from Panama Fernando Saginaw who was a negative point eight as well. That's yeah that is a lot of negative wars yeah and also worth mentioning a couple of other recent teams here that show up high on the ratio rankings of the two thousand fourteen rangers which was was the team that had a ton of injuries or what we thought was a ton of injuries until this Yankees they had twenty point five were from foreign born players in point three war from us born players and the twenty fifteen in two thousand sixteen phillies were very similar to that as well so not extraordinary this year's twins in terms of ratio. They're just really good. They have a lot of good players from everywhere but they do have the most foreign-born war ever so that's pretty cool. The the two thousand one expos leading more from an American born player was forty-one-year-old. Tim Raines at the zero point five and he was yeah. That's the end of that story all right so since we were just talking about the raise let's answer this one from Anthony Patriots supporter Anthony for the sake of this question. Let's assume that it's Thursday morning and the rays have advanced to the AIDS and we no longer have to assume that is the case including current roster farm system. I'm and built in financial advantages. Which team do you think has a higher expected number of world series wins in the next five years the Yankees or the race the Yankees enke's obviously have way more money have seemed like the next big thing for two years now and one more games this year but the race the best farm system and might actually have played better than the thank you this year at least according to base runs the raise also get to play the Astros in a five game series this year which I think is a slight advantage to their two thousand nineteen odds odds meaning that if the Yankees into esters advance they would have to play the Astros in a seven game series yeah although if the raise beat the astros than the Yankees won't have to face the Astros at all yes that is true too so yeah? According to the fan graphs farm system rankings right now the board the race do have the most valuable farm system in baseball according to expected value and the Yankees are down at can't scrolling SCAROLA N- twenty-first so there's a big difference in farm system value there but of course the Yankees have a lot of good young players others on the roster. They're a good team. They have a whole lot more financial abilities and flexibilities. So would you say that one. Has I mean if you're talking about a five year timeline. I guess probably the most likely outcome for either team is zero world series probably but does one have an advantage determine the other another raise. The rates have have done some things they you know they've really accomplished a lot given the revenue they get compared to the rest of the league and the limits that they've put on their spending compared to the rest of the League. It's it's really something right. It's they've already accomplished a lot more than you would think on paper Ver- given where they start they have also never won more than ninety seven games in a season as a franchise and you have to wonder whether there is something something like a ceiling on what a team with a fifty or sixty million dollar payroll can do. I mean obviously there's no ceiling things could break right. It could all line up just just perfectly perfectly but it might just be that it's it's not really realistic to win one hundred games with that kind of payroll no matter how smart you are except in extraordinarily early anomalous seasons whereas the Ke's frequently win one hundred games and yeah so let me speak difference because obviously that can be the difference between a wildcard game in division title as it was this year yeah and also because it could be better than than all the other teams in being a only as good as all the teams in although in this case as he said I don't think he's true actually pederson the race but I would. I would say that this email was more persuasive than me than I expected from the first two sentences and given a couple of hours with it might surprise myself with what I persuade myself into thinking but in two minutes I I'm not swayed. I am I am only I'm only surprised and impressed with the argument. Yes I agree. I would still default to the Yankees thank you so this one comes from Andy Patriot supporter Andy. How do you think it would change the general culture of team building? If there were no playoffs offs or championship to aspire to. Let's say the regular season was all there is and the goal was just to be as entertaining as possible would front office is still undergo massive rebuilds. It's in the hopes of sustaining a winning record or would they just signed some good players and hope for the best because there's no specific goal in mind other than having fun playing baseball and putting on a show for the fans which you see teams invest primarily skill sets which are more exciting even if they don't necessarily contribute to winning like stolen bases contacted defensive athleticism etc there could still will be personal awards like MVP's cy youngs and batting titles to keep players trying hard but fewer reasons for teams to stress and fear seasonal failure could offense stay invested in a product like this over a full season. You know it's interesting is that we don't play the bottom of the ninth. If the game has been clinched and yet we we do play all the Games after seasons have been clinched. I mean there's obviously reasons for that. You still sell tickets and make money and it would be a real l. like sort of planning and scheduling burden to not know whether games are are going to be played and mass and all that but just philosophically nobody thinks we should play the bottom of the ninth. Even the home team is winning like that seem that would seem somewhat ridiculous like oh unnecessary use of our time and resources whereas we we do think that it's perfectly natural and in fact it would be extremely controversial to argue otherwise to play those games. Don't technically mean anything so there is already. I mean I I would say the answer to this question which is more complicated then. I'll probably be able to answer right now but the answer to this question is already out there. We already see how teams play when they're not in any sort of race and how teams Kinda continue to go about their business and there's not there is neither a kind of collective rolling over. You don't quit you don't you you play the Games. You don't quit trying you. Don't quit really doing much of anything anything except for maybe on the periphery where you might play some more young guys start setting yourself up for next season and you also don't see a lot of effort to to make make the game more entertaining and other ways you don't see teams in September really dramatically trying to reposition what they are doing now like to try to sell sell their their product to the fans is a different thing now like you don't see a huge push to say all right well now. We're going to be the weird team more now. We're even going to be not the like you don't see them pulling up. They're exciting high prospects to entertain the fans. It's that's not part of the decision making they just just sort of do regular baseball. So is the answer that it would look pretty much the same. Do you think probably I think aid there would still be stakes aches because the stakes were just being the best team right the championship. It's called the championship season right the regular season. That's the technical term I'm in the MLB rules so that's what it would be finishing first winning the division having the best record in the league. Whatever like that would become the new play offs now? I don't think that's quite as exciting which is why we evolved the playoffs. I think there was a sense that head it'd be fun to have the best teams play each other at the he ended the year and then decided champion based on that so that's how we got the playoffs so I think this would not be quite as exciting as what we have now but they're still be something at stake and I don't think the teams do rebuild everything right now with the world series in mind they do of course but but they're doing it so they can be the best regular season teams possible which has the byproduct of getting you into the playoffs and giving you a chance to win the world series but you're aiming aiming to make your team the best in the regular season so I think the most entertaining team is still typically the best team the team that wins the most so. I don't know that you would see a whole lot of team. Saying winning doesn't matter let's just get punched whacky guys who do strange stuff and we'll have the weird roster and everyone will come see the slack where some circus act or something I think probably you'd still draw better if you were a good team inside don't know that it would dramatically likely change anything except for maybe making the end of the season feel like a letdown love time yeah I thought it was a it was just a great final day development that Stevie Wilkerson made that catch for the Orioles that this season that was so pointlessly uncompetitive and basically a punchline the whole way through and could only at its best sprinkle in little moments of of individual performances or surprises or you know maybe a comeback back in a game or something like that that it ended with the player of the year like me probably most highlight -able defensive play of the year in game one sixty you too between two teams that don't matter I thought that was just a little bit of an act of mercy by the Baseball Gods to Baltimore fans in to baseball baseball fans that had to put up with the orioles all year long and because of that play I I also noticed in a roundabout way that baseball research happens that Stevie Wilkerson listen this year had the highest strike percentage of any pitcher in baseball Stevie Wilkerson pitched four times he faced twenty two batters and and he threw seventy six percent strikes the highest of any pitcher in baseball he did not walk any of those batters which is also a little bit of an act mercy because if you're gonNA see Stevie Wilkerson pitch four times the only the only way that experience can get really worse if he's walking park the absence so good for Stevie Wilkerson in in a way that was highlighted in shared and gift and also in a way that was not noticed except just now made the orioles experience slightly better this year okay. We're talking the mets fired Mickey callaway by the way so so that's what seven now seven managerial changes I think so far which is kind of a lot I saw a note from Mike McCurry of MLB network research. He said there have been only three offseason since two thousand in which at least seven clubs made a managerial change ten teams after the two thousand two season eight teams after two thousand six and seven teams after two thousand ten so this is not unprecedented but it's been a while since we saw the SORTA turnover for and Calloway's case you could say that the mets if anything exceeded expectations based on their preseason forecast this year but I would argued too hard in favor of cow keeping his job given all the public discord that beset team in some of the comments he made some of the tactical tactical moves he made although it's Kinda hard to assign responsibility of people were dictating those moves to him. It's it's the mets so you can't really say it's the manager's fault when who who knows what the GM and the owner are telling him to all right that will do it for today. Thanks to everyone for listening. We'll get into the division series on the next episode of course don't WanNa give short shrift to the braves and cardinals I did write about the braves and about how they rebuild wince partly as planned and partly not as planned so you can check that out at the ring right now you can also support this podcast on Patriot by going to patriots dot com slash effectively wild the following five listeners have already signed up and pledge some small monthly amount to help keep the podcast going wow getting themselves access to some perks including a couple of upcoming playoff live streams Matthew Berger Matthew Rose Melissa Danielson John Fleming and will gentry thanks to all of you you can rate review and subscribe to effectively wild on I tunes and other podcast platforms. Please keep your questions and comments for me and SAM coming via email at podcast that ben graphs dot com or via the Patriot and messaging system if you are already supporter thanks to Higgins for his editing assistance you you can buy my book the MVP machine how baseball's new nonconformist so using data to build better players your ratings and reviews for the Book R. P. She needed as well. We'll be back with another episode would later this week. It may get pushed into Saturday depending on our playoff rating schedules but Megan. I will talk to you soon now. After you hear the Outra Sung here if you WANNA stick around I'm attaching a bit of bonus audio that was sent to us by Julie Parker who covers the giants for SF Bay and she was our giant season preview podcast guests this year Meghan Meghan Salmon. I of course have been talking about promising homers. Guaranteeing homers people requesting home runs from players and Jewish sent me the snippet of audio which comes from in an interview with Scooter Janette on August fifth before his first home game after the giants acquired him and someone asks him for his favorite memory of playing an oracle park mark and he launches into the story about a homeless man. He doesn't make clear in this story that the man is homeless but he clarified that Julie after the interview estimate to hit a homer and well. I'll let scooter tell the rest of it. I'm also going to leave in his next insert from that interview where he explains the origins of his nickname scooter as I didn't know the story the ends ticket one so stick around for some scooter content. Thanks to Julie for that we will talk to you a little later this month Sir my first home care last year and what's crazy is there's a gentleman. That's a few days before I was going to the gas station get some gatorade and stuff and he trenchcoat on the street and they came up to Mingka's scooter genetic Mike. How do I get this kinda surprising that and he's like I'll watch every game every game? Since the park opened then he stands and looks through the chain link fence out there right and is objective is to get home run balls dive in the water and it'll do the whole thing and I told Michael Michael hit you on. I kind of forgot about it. Last Day was getaway day dating and I had one and after the game and walk into the Boston entrenched with ball get on the bus and I started thinking about it and look on half the highlight and I see this Guy Ron and get the ball and so get off the bus and he's like I got your ball actually hit me over mobile so that was a special thing that what are the chances of that. It's pretty amazing and originally from now yeah right. He told me to sign it. I'm going to put the number of home runs of the date and now I just have hold guys signed him on my guy keeping all these calls was very very special meal Nice Scooter Child. I gave up like myself that you did yeah when I was four or five years old and I was a big fan of them up babies kind of spinoff from the mother and scooter. It was my favorite character. He was a crazy one kind of ordering a lot of similarities in hatch. Tom Com graduated from the Carson some just in the back obviously she put it on and I got this habit of waiting until she started driving and and say hey mom look and I don't and I did that like three or four times she would have to stop the car and put it back on me not to do it and she got set up and went to the police station and I just remember police officer a big tall officer with a badge and being scared and and he asks her name was made up scooter and my mom never heard it before which really screw the and I didn't answer answer I guess for a year to my name of Ryan's and so they had accomplished. It's okay to say that publicly there's not like is there a statute take time but now I definitely all my checks or Ryan on my insurance discard license so you think you're how old when this exchange happened before four or five then basically I mean the only thing that makes sense. I thought I thought that I was going to get arrested or getting trouble. If I answered my real name. 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Looking Ahead To 2021!

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Looking Ahead To 2021!

"Welcome to fantasy focus. Baseball two beautiful. Monday afternoon november. Second twenty twenty. My name is erica. Rebel h cockrell joins me as always. He's already is twenty twenty one leagues and kyle soppe. Is the expert fantasy football player. Who's also a researcher and producer possible. You haven't even had twenty twenty one drafts yet and you've already won the league to me. How's that happened you. you've got me already goodies. Oh man leaves. It even started yet. Come on we have lots of discussion today. Special very special show. We haven't done a show. Roughly a month and the mlb playoffs came in wins. And congratulations by the way. I see i was. That's a big deal to get through major league baseball playoffs relatively unscathed until justin turner. Yeah you know what we're right there. The finish line then we went. Oh what would have been like two weeks between game six and game seven. But they played it. And congratulations to the los angeles dodgers finally after a long time. Since kirk gibson orsha is when it congrats the tampa bay rays team. We're going to get to one of the race best players in just a minute here but You know tristan so baseball a lot going on baseball right now. teams owners management are trying to shed salary. And it's going to be a while than unfortunate off season. i think But money was lost and twenty twenty and probably will be twenty twenty one. So we'll get to that later in the show as well. Just the landscape of baseball is not what it was a year ago and it might take a few years to get out of this but we should focus on the players. Help people for fantasy baseball purposes We are rankings. Are posted all three. Sets of mine are rodeo. Persson's are h head to head categories in. Aj mass does points. You can check them out. And i'll admit mine are going to be a changing lot in the next month because odd more time. What what are you. What are you trying to four. There's four sets of rankings. There's a special extra set out there. oh the dynasty. Three hundred is out. I don't see it so But maybe it's somewhere the dynasty three hundred thousand. So you have to set the rankings. Okay the end of the season honesty. Rankings are indeed out. I'll tweet after we're done taping we're going to pick apart tristan's rankings on his show. Nobody's gonna fine tooth comb. I fully admit that. It's the second i first of all. It's not just that players are going to change teams and we don't know roles but just in your phone's ringing. That might be randy. Rose arranger calling. It might well be gotta love one. You don't even know how to mute the the ring on own phone to win every fantasy league but you don't know how to mute the ringer on your farm. All right so tristan. I wanna talk about the play offs and what we saw there and in terms of individual players and their fantasy value for twenty twenty one. Because normally i would say to you after a world series ends is that nothing happened in the playoffs is affecting my rankings. But that's just not true here. And i want you. Maybe you could tell me. Why is it because of of an average season in which almost nothing mattered as i was doing my rankings. I decided that what happened to certain players. In sixty games didn't matter christian yelich didn't matter cody. Bellinger did not matter. I did not really we do my rankings based on what i thought of them three months ago so but when it came to like certain tampa bay players a certain daughters. I kinda did. So the first one i obviously is randy arose arena who a lot of people may not even have heard of three or four months ago but he was a very good prospect in the carl system traded in adam liberatore jose martinez trade and then in in september at seven. I don't recall is talking about him. A whole lot during our podcast in september that we did and actually we ended up not doing a podcast in october. And now i don't know where to rank of. I haven't ranked sixty six. You haven't ranked ninety five. And i don't know which ninety i don't know which one of us is right. Might my feeling was that guy can hit any. Hit to all fields and hits. The baseball is hard is exit velocity in. The playoffs was fantastic. He faced good pitching phase relief pitching through hard and he hit everybody and he can steal a base although he was not a good percentage in the minors. So if you said to me what does he do in two thousand twenty one. Why can't he thirty on runs batu eighty and steal ten basis now. He might also do nothing close to that. What do you think he does because he's a he's a player. Everybody's going to be looking at you'll get over. Probably twenty twenty one drafts but then again i ranked him in round seven so maybe i rated him first of all disappointed going back to the open of this that i can't be frank driven standing in front of the exploding fireworks factory and saying move along nothing to see here because that was kind of a rose arena. Was everything to see here. We did talk a little bit about him. In the september show is because he was starting to emerge hitting a couple of homers. Here and there nothing. Near the level of excitement we saw during the postseason. You summed it up quite well for me the big takeaway was i worried that he would be leaning towards three two outcomes that he'd be very very streaky. All power nothing else batting average being a problem a little bit of speed some defense but a lot of raw to his game and his postseason performance aunts. A lot of those questions. I mean i. i look at the chase. Twenty-seven percent for a young player like that during the regular season twenty seven percent chase rate actually quite good for a guy fifteen percent of the time. He swung the bat. That's i wing strike rate but the guy knows the strike zone and he had contact and he's capable from the minor leagues of making contact. So i don't think you're going to say the two eighty thirty homers and ten stolen bases. I think that could certainly happen. Teams are going to review the video during the off season. It'd be a little bit more prepared for next year. We do see a lot of natural regression from these rookie. Standouts the second year. Pete alonso being a great example this year. That's all fair. I mean does that every in in the playoffs that we just saw he hit everybody. He hit yankees pitching it. Astros pitching in dodgers pitching and he destroyed toronto pitching throwing hard throwing right handers at him and he was still club in the nevada. Three sixty four hundred twelve thirty four bs. It's an incredibly small sample but the season was an incredibly small sample as well. So i i mean that's just the one guy and we'll get this some here but i don't know where to rank them and maybe in the next couple of months i'll change my mind and move moving down in the rankings. I'm looking at some outfitters. That i have ranked behind him and wondering where i really if push comes to shove but i've really draft randy rose arena over for example who max kepler brandon. Lau hass khor. I look at those guys as flawed as well so nicosia knows who. Maybe i should have ranked him ahead of rosanna. But who's gonna is customer going to thirty home runs. I know well beyond basis make it pretty big difference there but still four bases in september. He can still at least ten in a full season before we get into the other players. I mean you know considering we had the top seed here represented to the respective leagues question. About what do we take away from. This odd postseason is relevant. What were your thoughts on that. Why was it different. What was it. That was unusual. But i know it was more more teams in the playoffs. Different structures sir. No until the world series. I liked the fact that there was no off days. Otherwise in the world series. I liked the fact that it was. Condensed push schedule. I like the fact that mean. Obviously with the manager raise. Kevin cash on blake. Snow game six was a little bit odd as a little premature. But it's a new era. You're not gonna see starting pitchers pitch into the eighth ninth inning anymore. I don't know even a full six months season like this is blake snell. Now i think to some degree It depends on roster. Cise put I i saw performances in the playoffs. And i thought while i didn't think that about this guy such bruce star greater offer gradual. I what i thought about him. A september is a little different than what i think about him now. I think he's getting saves next year over. Kenley jansen are do that. that'd be the number two guy bring up from the playoffs and say well. That's that's something that changed actionable. You know i had a i i you know. I didn't pitch well in october gasoline and may announcing the question. Whether they're going to be guys. I want to draft over. Mckenzie gore twenty twenty one which is unfair because mackenzie gorge never pitched in the majors. So it's like you see guy pitch in the major leagues and you say to yourself. Well can you. Can you replicate that over. Six months. don't know. Do you think i another one that that struck me was nick anderson being the race. Best relief pitcher and okay. He might have been gassed. He said so afterwards after game six. It wasn't a good performance by him. But do you think teams are going to steal that formula taking their best bullpen guy and throwing them at the maximum point in the game as i. I don't know if they'll do that over six months season. I think they'll do that in the playoffs. But i'm not sure. Nick anderson's allow run in seven consecutive. Outings lasts seven outings in the playoffs. So which just reminds me of how volatile relief pitching is young. And it's the main reason. Why maybe i'll go after a top closer around seven eight nine and generally never do but you draft aghanistan around twelve. You don't know if you're getting thirty saves or three saves or anything and we know k. Rate in his career made in his regular season career but i i moved him down in my rankings after seeing him in october i didn't move about so it's tells you how volatile it is. I'll wait and i'll draft the next peter fairbanks in in next april. Because you're gonna you're gonna be ten guys that come out of nowhere next april and may to get saves whereas we keep drafting nick anderson or brad hand. I don't know if he's closing next year. He's unemployed right now. That the way teams are going to look at bullpens next season. I think he's going to be different. I can't see anybody giving brad hand of three year. Thirty million but we kept joking about blake trying and he's not getting three years and four five million from philadelphia or i think somebody will sign him too close to your point at the end of the year. They'll give them a one year six million dollar deal on year. Six million dollar deals and this is going to affect fantasy baseball tristen because no owners except the mets are giving out money than that's going to affect roles and you're gonna see a lot more minor league pitchers closing and you're going to see a lot more minor hitters becoming randy rose arena. Nobody's going to pay for these guys. Well also it's going to change the balance of the national league. East of the mets are the one team spending money on free agents and they load up. The it's going to be pretty darned competitive. Yeah how with the lost minor league season. Those young players are going to be working next year. They were worked in very aggressively and twenty twenty and i ranked them as if teams are going to continue to be aggressive into twenty twenty one even if minor league baseball can get off the ground season and twenty twenty one. I think there will be some aggressive promotions including perhaps the draft east twenty twenty so ultimately based on the playoffs. That you change your mind on any players. I mean obviously rose arenas one guy i make ian anderson. That's a good one. He looked fantastic right. Yup he absolutely did definitely definitely a higher on my lesson. I think he's got a role carved so that's a big plus when you're looking at rankings. Sparring advanced. Gosh was the other place. The houston starting pitcher. Kriti look great christian hobby air. These guys are going to be hopefully thirty. Start guys next year for the astros and that might mean only one hundred eighty innings. But they're going to be in that rotation framer valdez. Says look terrific. I mean usa made it to the final game. Seven of the afc s with a sub. Five hundred team and half their lineup. Not eating at all yuli. Gurriel didn't hit at all You know they. They had a bunch of weird stuff going on there. So i would say yeah. Houston starting pitchers that you don't think about moving them up in the rankings Grew car right. Who's the other guy on the braves who had a outing or two in the playoffs. And i thought. I had that one good start. He was a very very good start. He had another one. Where i watched every pitchy through and i wasn't blown away. It wasn't wasn't an awful outing. But i all right So maybe there weren't a lot of guys to remind about the for the playoffs brand allow look terrible for most of the playoffs and i was thinking really really draft him. It's unfair to draft a rose arena over brand allowed because of the playoffs. But i probably would do that. So i gotta i gotta move now. I do know. I'd say it was like a first impulse. Like wow look at this guy and then a week later on like Maybe not but if know. If it's nick asiana's sure i probably would take custody honest over. But some of these other guys tasker anandas. No guarantee does that get. Tasker is a pretty good barometer for for arena. I think that that's the tier that you're looking at. Maybe i rank them both to i Okay anyway Any other players that you wanna talk about the playoffs that you thought that was interesting. There was something that they did that you know might affect you. I know i'm i'm there was a third guy who stuck out now. I'm forgetting we is all right. Well if you think about it as we go along this show go ahead and bring. It wasn't yeah. I don't know i bought i show ourselves. Zona is a is a slugger. And when i when i ranked him for twenty twenty. I didn't rank him nearly as well as i should have an watching when the playoffs alike. Where he's still doing this walker. Bueller i you know. He had a couple of nights outings in the playoffs. And i thought well. I just don't know. The dodgers will let him throw anywhere. Close to two hundred innings. Why would they kershaw. Look great in the playoffs right. He did a great yup. Anyway gets this ring to so we can get rid of. The silly. doesn't step up for the postseason debate. Which is as a narrative that i just didn't think worked But i'm glad pitch well and good for him for winning a championship. I mean the dodgers in their fans. I mean they've been through it for the last decade. You win the division every year. Like i know what it's like to. It's my simulation league blouse win. Never win amandine. It's good for baseball in the best team wins and the best team won this year. In a short era the best team won. I think it would have been good for baseball. Tampa bay while. I'm because they had like the number twenty role and it's a reminder that you don't have to spend money look the mets might win the world series and twenty twenty one colored spends all this money but they also might be a five hundred team. He had to spend your money properly. I don't know. I don't want to be celebrating. The baseball team's not spending money right now considering the offseason we're heading into you know what i i understand. Exactly what they're doing. And i hope there is based i know. That's it's it's a tough time for the game so let me ask you this about your rankings. For twenty twenty one name some players that you had trouble ranking i i already mentioned arose arena bond. Issey most of the closers. I'm sure i can think of some starting pitchers or when i go through whether any players i'm gonna look at yours real fast here and see if i can find some players that i just only at let's unle- we can talk about our our top two. I mean like my. I ended up with movie. Whoa you have one. That's not what you said you were going to do your remember. I was moving away from my trout in the final months of the year but to put him for. That's not something i expected of you. I i actually feel like it's i feel like it's a tier of six and they're all really really close. I think that's fair. So that's something a little bit more. Like what i have. We both have mookie betts. I think to the best player in baseball. And you can say oh. that's ridiculous. Trout is well. we'll keep bets is great. It's ravage our stolen bases. He's i think he's the best defensive player in baseball. Better than androgen. Simmons now and trout is still the best player in baseball but the player to be the best player in baseball. He's i frankly think he's a better hitter their mookie betts and i put a good amount of value in that. You're right. that bets defense does bring a lot to the table there. And it's a good debate. I still think might try to the best player in baseball. And they say the same wins above replacement. The last couple of years i mean i think it's certainly within the realm. I i'm just. There's you can't just say a well it's this simple. It's obvious it's not. It's not no you're right. It is now in it is now debatable and for fantasy yes the crowd. The trout steals and route four. And your relevant you have trump for. I have trout seven. So yeah case well how you getting six other players ahead of him well. I think it's quite easy. I mean the stolen base angle is part of it. One one soto is doing everything that might trout is doing fantasy right now and i think i think he's doing better and he's younger so i i don opening soda number one. I don't know how you can't have soda ahead trout. If you're going to try out of number if you if you stick to your guns Want our respect that but if you're going to move him out soto has to be ahead. So does everything better. The track for vassar. Right now everything. That's the way i look at and he's a lot younger not i'm told me it's one one one b one c when d- when he i mean i i had a couple of drafts of this want soda was my number one overall player. I wanna make the case that one soda as number all number one overall. He's not gonna get the steals. A lot of these other players will including trout and that's a major disadvantage. But if so about three forty. And mookie betts three hundred and trap out three hundred you can make the case for sorta number one take no away an projecting a three forty batting average for anybody mile. Either way. if anybody's going to do it now. I might be so right but you can't possibly rank draft. No it's tuning. He'll get even close to that. Three forty is out of the question in today's game Let me see what else bregman was. I had trouble with that. His season was so bad. I don't view him. The way i do yelich still basis and i do wonder now if some of the usa players maybe we just under under appreciated like there's still great players a lot of struggles. Okay and why would that be phobia. Shed i wanted to put the shed. You have twenty four while a lot yet. They still try the the value there. Where do i thirty so we. We both ranked him pretty well. max scherzer. You number nine starting pitcher. That's interesting sure is a tough rank. Actually how much are you going to. How much are you gonna give. Sherzer the clayton kershaw treatment of the past two years. That's going to be this winter's and this is a big difference. Because i think kershaw next season even if he makes only twenty seven starts at two sixty year aa. I don't think sure there's doing that again. Or twenty kershaw for twenty twenty one. You're saying right i. I was not the player i'm talking about. I'm saying the kershaw the past two years. Remember the questions that we had as drafters coming into twenty nine. hundred and twenty twenty was kershaw's an injury. Risk is gonna miss fifteen starts at at best still miss six or seven scherzer's going to be that guy this year i how in the world do you still have. Pete alonso thirty four. I have him i am so i like fifty spots below that because a batting average now fifty thirty spas sixty-eight how in the world do you have in there. He did rebound a bit at The end of the year. Now what check into bat to fifty at best. Probably yes. But i do think the forty five plus homer potential is still in that bat. Let's see here. it was are ten. Ten of sixteen homers came in september. All right i mean. Maybe i'm just not looking at it right. I mean luis robert thirty nine. I moved him out of my top ten outfitters as well worried about batting average. I am forty one so we have about the same spot. I i wanna protect batting average. Which is why but i should. If i have alonzo in the sixties maybe Lewis roberts go to steal basis though like tucker ahead of him. I think i did. Oh yeah there's no question i'm taking. Well actually. i had one spot ahead. I think i'll have to amend tucker. Actually the one for me with luis robert was my first draft. I had him earning a high end range in the top twenty. And i made a statement. I it's Jimenez over luis robert for me every day of the week. I think i have that too. I have luke void in my top. Forty you just missed. But we both moved way out based on expectations entering the twenty twenty season. That's if you have. We both have board ahead of aaron. Judge thrive luke. The hetero aaron judge. Let me check. I might not. But i should. I judge ahead. But i wanna i wanna rectify that George springer. he's the top well. No there's there's other free agents ahead of is one of the top reagents. Lemay you doing your but springer's expected to get the most money bauer. How much does it matter where they go. And i don't expect anywhere. Most realmuto might might These guys are not signing. I don't think in november. Unless the mets do it. I think it's gonna take a long time to figure out the market. Yup i don't know with are moving up or down. Obviously it depends on where he ends. Up like springer goes to the mets. Bauer goes into mets. That's a big deal springer the changes that remember he he he was a leadoff man for the astros for a could period of time. So where exactly does he fit with the new team. And what is the depth of the offense. Because when we think of george springer we're thinking of that twenty eighteen where he was pretty much leadoff man every day in one of the best lineups in all of baseball. If not number one is he going to still be in those two situations. Leadoff in a loaded lineup. It influences runs in. Rbi that's one that could change. You get dropped down to sixty sixty five or we can move up to thirty thirty five depending where he wants up. It's fair it could be leading off with jeff. Mcneil pete alonso behind him I can't rank a catcher fifty five you have. Jt rule move there. I don't know where he's gonna end up. It's not going to be philadelphia clearly. But i i catch. Don't play as much as the other players do. And they don't still basis and a nicked up in the thumb and you'll hit for a week but you keep playing. I can't rank a can't catcher or closer in my first five six seven so i don't but you do and you win league so explain. Why explain why you did that. And i'm with you. On the closers. I am a lot more pessimistic. Overall and my rankings at the closers not so much with catchers and the fine line dance here because i do want to consider the people who play a larger than just the ten team won. Catcher espn standard. I want there to be a little value in those rankings. Two people play anything deeper. Twelve team with fifteen team with one fifty two and jt whale muto gives a significant advantage over replacement level in anything deeper than our game and even in our game. I don't think it's as easy as taking the number ten catcher. You did it last year. You you might have wound up with a guy at mr mitch. Garber comes to mind guy who people are drafting aggressively a catcher too much. You didn't know that that discovery was going to be boss-like dad. The point being de your one year production and rail moto had plenty before an real muto turned in a positive year. There's something to be said for that not blowing it with the number one. Pick your position. Or they had essentially the same fantasy value as salvador parades and travis d'arno who may not have been top ten catchers on in rankings or in drafts and twenty. Yeah so. I mean that's part of my example is that i i'll wait. And if i don't like yati Jeans mccann with the number ten catcher because you end up starting for a team this year next year. Then i'll just find the cat. I'll i'll stream it and i do my rankings for. Espn one catcher leagues. I think i thought we were supposed to do that. So that's why i that's look the application. I have does primarily. Go to that. If i didn't i'd have twenty four catches on my top three hundred because you have to draft them but my point is that i think there is a value to having a catcher. You know you can trust. How many are there. How many catches do you think you were practically guaranteed a turning an investment on realmuto. Let's say salvador perez probably also fits in that may because james james mccann's a free agent but beyond that do you think there's any catcher there that you feel even remotely confident about no. That's why i'm waiting. But it's a different philosophy. You and me when it comes to closers catchers and i'm going to end up waiting and load up as much offense aces i can. And you're gonna be the guy to take real to josh hader just fine. I think. I'm dr josh. Hader but muto either. I just think that he does earn that value based on being the one guy. Who can he's going to give you. Bang for your buck. I'm going through the rest of your rankings. Here to find names that i know i ranked differently. Jd martinez For reason i thirty spots ahead of you. Maybe you think he's done. But i i don't know what to do with jd. Martinez i'm just being honest with you by the way there are a ton of designated hitters. And if you're in a league that has designated hitter only and their ten teams in your league. They're were a lot less this year sappington labor. Al three year was three years ago. I think ton is is going a little too far. There's nelson cruz. Jd martinez your alvarez giancarlo stanton already solar otani fran mill. that's it. I mean nobody's pining to get really upset. Cabrera daniel vogel bach edmund roy on chris davis i get that but there these are players who are going to fill that spot there and once you this is a year where if you do feel the designated hitter spot you do tie your hands a little bit you know what if nelson cruz sitting there around five. I'm taking him. My ranking says. I'm taking him with you so In a general sense was there anything else about your rank is that you thought it was interesting. That we should discuss here is where we could do it again on month because they're not playing baseball the next month anything else. It will move on to some other topics. We didn't deeply dive into early pictures. I'm kinda did. I didn't look where you put. Kyle lewis. Carlos was another guy like luis robert. I was not sure where i wanted to put them. I ranked pretty similarly actually. Yeah yeah i could that. I definitely could see that the problem i'm having with the rankings is i don't know what to believe from minuscule. Sixty game season qatar. More tastes deals one base zero bases. I don't remember. i don't know what to do with him. I want to rank him based on mostly twenty eighteen season. I want to do that with jd. Martinez and christian yelich and other players of that ilk jose burrito who had a good whip two years ago. But not this season like i. I'm struggling with that to some degree. Which is why two weeks out of modesty out of eight. Well you rent them. Well and i didn't. I don't know. I will. But also i'm cognizant protecting batting average maybe more than you are so like i have your by as man. I don't even know where you have rank poorly as well. I i just. I didn't wanna believe a lot of what i saw from. Twenty twenty in a lot of ways but also especially for baseball. And maybe i should move guys even further. I ninety if i'm not gonna draft maestra. Put up one fifty. I you know. I wanted dominic smith of my top seventy five. I didn't quite get there but it's not old question authority some individual names. If you want to quick thoughts on a few tough to rank. Steve stephen strasburg east. I pretty sure among my top twenty starting pitchers. Did you not do that for. He's thirtieth long starting pitchers i. What are you scared of eye injury. You're scared of injury and why not age now. He's thirteen to change receive in strasbourg. In the last six months he had surgery he should be fine shiny. I mean are we really that sure. I don't haven't ranked number sixty nine overall. Right ahead of luis castillo next free. Both of whom i like. We're thirty for thirty six spots off. I believe so well kind of is now as number fourteen starting pitcher and fifty eight overall but after what. I saw on october the way he was used. Maybe i shouldn't. I should rank him worse. Maybe i should take max over him. Because max gonna throw more innings and blake's yeah well you know i messed break. Max read well. I don't know i i just. I don't have a good feeling that gut just told me and considerable gut during all this thing. I've been eating a plenty wander franko. I rankin well like i thirteenth round. Maybe that's almost exactly where i had them. I had my sixteenth shortstop at one. Thirty two overall i i. He's playing next year in the majors. Question is is it's raise so we'll see your basement. He he he he better be. Maybe i don't have ranked whereas on august is he better be. I'm raking them. Because by all logic he should be the every day third baseman for the race next year. They love Adamas and. I doubt there's going to be trades or big signings offseason so i am one fifty three but that's not good enough. I need to move him up How about keb ryan hayes. Yeah i liked him a lot. I think i ranked will let me look. I like it's do no. I ranked him one zero five. Which is pretty jack. I write out bowl in bryan hayes in his kevin bijou and you are show all in the same round while i like kevin visual a lot more than you do then batting average tristen batting. He's going to twenty. Yeah you know what. I realized that in my initial ranking said i get the bias of other leagues and thinking about the fact that the guy walks in as a good on base percentage probably influenced me and it shouldn't you i'm taking him around five right also we should mention our rankings. Different formats another reason. Why modest he gets a little bit of a bump in my rank is bryan hayes. One fifty four and third third base. Sixteen and i bohm as by. He's the next third baseman on my list. He's the high one higher than cabrera nasa's state for me but i haven't both ranked fifty spots better. How 'bout jared kalinic. I know i rank. Now there's one where by all rights he should be on every day for the most years media fueled version of mackenzie gore rank them. Well enough. I have bad thing while i have clinic number two fifty something and i have four two hundred. He's thinks the outfield version of kenzi. Gore's twenty twenty twenty twenty one. I don't know if gore makes the team in twenty twenty might not i'm ranking is if i think both players make the team or our that fifteenth they can't promote all these outfitters want stress that the other problem i have is like we shouldn't assume like what a team's going to do but laywers have carl lewis in the outfield. They also have. Potentially you know. Numerous pro channing They're still. I mean they may not be healthy. But he's there and In clinic or both ready. We think i don't think rodriguez is quite ready. I think colonic is head of him. I think clinic is ahead of him in an taylor trauma l. Who by the way like. What did you see. The pc wrote in the players a tribute. You got to check that out. That's very well spoken young man. Talking about the lack of black players in major league. Baseball was also on a keith laws. Podcasts as it was i and while i don't know if he's gonna hit the majors but i liked that guy but you're right clinic. There's no guarantees. No guarantees so. But i i would rather draft clinic in round twenty twenty two than coke Who i kind of know what he is. But he's to be sitting there in free agency and five guys like in april may so i'll take the chance probably ranked calhoun ahead of them. But i shouldn't have. I'd kalinic one sixty four now. I feel thirty six. I'm i'm with you. i'm taking him ahead of some of those bland boring outfielders. I wanted to give you one more scrawls off my screen. Of course oh yes. Of course mike sarokin. I assume no more than twenty five twenty six starts. But i assume they're good starts so i probably rank tim pretty close to top twenty. Five store let me make sure when they get a right I don't see him but Blind i'm hedging on the injuries item fifty first among starting pitchers. I don't feel great about it. Because i like the guy but the strike at rates low and couple that with the injury i i want to see some proof during the offseason ranked. But that's good. that doesn't make any sense ranks But i mean to have him rang so at the show i will update all right. Why is mike rogin. Rank part of it was the excel sheet. That was using and i had trouble with it. And you don't so. I will make sure that i think for eligible. I mean i need to go through your rankings. And see if i forgot people. Because that's one of the things i was doing in these rankings because the last time i done rankings was in like august and sarokin left the ranking because he was out for the season so i'll rectify that right so he was down at the bottom of the list to in order with other players. That missed the season. Like burland or you know like Berliners pitching next year. But you know. I got a. That's one thing i was going through. My rank is like anybody who was injured and miss time i needed to get him back into the rankings and for some reason i didn't do all right. Let's move on. We spent a lot of time on that Actually what else do we really need to do. I mean we talked about the playoffs. We talked about the free agent market. I mean we will rob but it'll be a one year deal somewhere for five million won't be normal. Contra we could click quickly do the do the ride on the closer carousel. Sing the duty to diluted due to. It's the closer carousel. all right. so i ended up breaking a couple a couple of closers. Well which to me is in cop hundred. But i don't know what's going to happen with them next year. That's the probably i felt. Graham was gonna be in. Cleveland i might. I might ranked james current check top ten now like my rank before brad hand was cut so royal soon. I have rent what those are. Not my rankings. Okay we'll talk about your rankings. Those are not. I'll tell you we were in the middle of doing the getting the rankings published and going through that we had all of these closer moves going on and by the way i raise the closer carousel. 'cause we have updated the closer chart so it's ready for you out there you know embracing the the free agents and stuff like that. We'll talk about your closer rankings. Because mine are actually on the site right now so xiv liam hendriks number one. I do not have josh hader number one and i really don't have ranked robert sooner. So i overall opinion was henrik's over hater you have hater obama hendrix any concerns spot by literally one spot and i fully anticipate that hendrix landing. Spot is going to influence that that. He's going to push back ahead of josh ater. I assume he's going back to oakland. A maybe yield. Oh yeah. But i mean look if he does end up in a situation where air a takes head or it's a team that likes to mix and match of the matchups there that could shave off three to five saves. Then he's probably going to stay right where he is or he might drop back into the eighties. My rank some of your some of your relief. pitcher rankings. I just don't get nick. Anderson cannot be number six anymore. Know because when. I'm drafting early pitchers. I need some savings and i don't know if he's going to get more than ten saves next season tampa bay might just go to a full committee like this year or six months and some of the other middle relievers you like you have devin williams as fourteen relief pitcher and the head of lake curb gates will smith's going to be atlanta's closer melendez gone so like i know that i have real smith head of devin williams because what why do you assume devin williams even does that again. I don't assume that so it comes down to saves at that point well. Devin williams was so darned effective last year that there is the possibility that the brewers again attempt to trade josh hader and if they do then he's obviously closer so i have to bake that in a little which i had with karen check before the brand brad hand news broke with nick anderson. Top hundred player in the player. Top hundred overall. He missed time and he didn't get saved and yet he was still in the top hundred yet but see the problem with that is in my score in in a row league. I also need saves. So i see the players raiders. Telling you don't yet but the player rafer doesn't win you league stressed and the player rafer talks about overall value if i just take all power hitters and ignore stolen bases and i think all starting pitchers and ignore saves. I'm not going to my league. So the player raider is just a guy to be in terms of overall value. So you might be right than the gainers in is top ten relief pitcher an overall value. But the way. Drafty relief pitchers i need saves to and i'm not sure he's gonna get more than ten saves so and you understand my point there. If i just draft player raider and ignore stolen bases in saves and wins. I could i. Can finagle away to win the blair raider at finishing tenth place in my league. That's nick anderson. Me right also think i could do what you're doing and make it work because nick anderson be the guy who goes in on the days where i have starters who aren't working that i'm just going to scrounge all of the save jeters for the back of my lineup. You can do that to you. And this is the problem that you want. I always have with re rating relief pitchers that we have to provide a way to era whip and caregivers who have no chance at saves because in our game with the daily transactions there is unquestionably value. Two guys. who do that. Devin williams was worth a thanh in. Espn but you're also you're presuming. He does that again. You're presuming the gainers. That does this again. And i would say to you. It's more unlikely than likely that nick anderson devin williams do that again because every year we see for such volatility it whether it's health or performance it's not even about role to this point. It's just about. Why do we assume that there isn't five. Nick anderson devon wins and twenty twenty one that we've never heard of before i'll put them up in april. I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna draft nick gainer sin before any other same guy and i would need to and i can't well i i do agree with you. The volatility relief pitcher is immense and more than people give credit. You are using one player who actually serves as a great example for the other nick anderson supports devin williams case. Because nick anderson was the guy was great in twenty nine thousand nine hundred and then he continued it in two thousand twenty. So why can't devin. Williams do it. Anderson did and that it'd be one hundred hundred player in twenty twenty one i. I'm saying i need some saves and volatility there. There's there's just as much there's more volatility for social by your definition on how you rank players based on three year averages and approve the to rule muto has done this every year and travis door no has not how can devin williams be ranked ahead of actual closers for you. That have been doing this for a long time. Not not so much dancing. Okay but but behind him. Gimme gimme a name behind even see will smith in your rankings for one and wasn't a closer this past year but he's i don't care about i care about next year he's atlanta's closer. I think today. I agree with you. Well then why will smith ranked well all right. I'm not sure that's going to happen. Or kirby gates. Who i think is closing somewhere in twenty. Twenty one is a proven guy. Kirby gates is coming off an injury that you and i were. Both concerned was going to lead to a surgery right but not. Ucla surgery We'll get we'll get more into into relief pitching discussion. I'm a little surprised reaction. But i see what you're saying. I'm becky anderson. I just wanna make sure you see what. I'm saying about nick games. I do your three in the least. If he's the most drop player on april tenth it also would surprise me. The least ends up a top ten player raider relief pitcher not a top ten fantasy relief pitcher to me fantasy and play raters. Different things. okay. But you're all i think you're also looking at from the weekly and labor esque stamp. Yes i'm ranking. That's how i view fantasy it. Okay but you just said you're ranking for game in which case you were ignoring the vast advantage daily provides you and it is vast. Well iovine this. I'll tell you last year. I had at least six pitchers ranked within my relief pitchers rank with top hundred and this year. It's three who made it for sure and one is right at the borderline. I'm not in this position at all. Because i think it's the i don't think i've ever seen it as influxes. It is right. If you take nick anderson round eight and i take peter fairbanks around twenty four. I get the better value of saves. they may have the same strikeouts. Same era i feel confident that fairbanks do exactly what nick anderson dell's for that team and have the same value but i can get behind that. Well that makes my point. Well fairbanks isn't done it for as long as anderson has. I don't think anderson's done it for as long as you think he would agree year. Shelf life for relief. Pitcher randy rose arena is still rookie eligible. He could win the al rookie year award after the twenty twenty one season so he apparently played major league baseball. he can. but if i'm not mistaken wasn't a joe. Adele is not eligible. They did their applying the forty five day of service time rule to players for september. First of all tristen the fact that the world series ended a week ago and we still don't know and free agency is is here and and we still don't know if there's a d. h. rule. We still know if there's going to be a three better minimum ral donner. I can't leave baseball like this. Is being run like a poor fantasy league right now. We talked about that. With the with the biggest. And that's what about the playoffs the day before opening day. Are you surprised. Like san diego might have cut. Mitch moreland any way. But there's no way they could have brought him back. Not knowing if the national league will have a designated hitter. Oh if you're running a fantasy league right now. You don't have to make a decision member but by february. Tell everybody in your league. How many roster spots you have stats are using an actual major league. Barrel is not telling its teams where the d. h. A three bedroom minimal. Who's making the play better minimum. I think that's here to stay. But we don't know we we don't have any idea. How many teams will make the playoffs. Twenty six phillies to make it. I like i can't believe free agency starter. And they still haven't decided young. I agree with you. And you know you and i who have a very heavy hand in a particular league where this matters. We can't even make judgments on fat. Which is supposed to reflect major league baseball so yeah it is a little. It's a little out there as solo. What it's like doing projections right now. He's he's at a put together two sets one with the h. One without the age and he even consider the possibility that what if we're doing same division play again in twenty twenty one years to come up with a new set for that too. If that happened the ray let's give site some love cancel. My ada is like the number thirteen starting pitcher on his website Goats get caught his website. What's what's his website and is he tweeted this out but he had kenta maeda like the number thirteen starting pitcher and i thought i know i don't what am i missing and i'm gonna move him up since i saw that Because that's pretty interesting. Like when when i when i look at your rankings and zola's and other people in the industry i don't copy them but i think what am i missing that i need to rethink and made when i look further into certain players. I would think all right. I got it right but maybe look at it like like on your modesty rankings. Soured i i can't. I can't justify that him threatening last areas and thirteen for twenty twenty one for twenty twenty. One i'm not surprised by that. He did show me a rough draft bowl projections masters ball. Yeah that's interesting. I hadn't thought about my s surefire top twenty pitcher tons of genius with these projects. Easy smarter than me when it comes to this stuff and on rankings. So i'm going to now at some point today or tomorrow. Look at what. I think of my. In a different light there's probably twenty players based on your rankings and zola's and other people industry where i need to look at it and say what am i missing here and be one of the only thing i would challenge on my ranking and understand. I've got them right. This is my number twenty two starting pitcher. I'm very in kenta. Maeda is that. I don't think that a sixty game season shows the durability as i do the air quotes that people were questioning about him. So i don't think he's really proven that he's a thirty three star two hundred ten two hundred and twenty inning pitcher just because of what he did this season that that question still needs to be answered a little bit all right well anyway. We're saying good things about todd. His co. jackson's. I like it like all right I think we've done everything we're gonna be. Let's the final ten minutes year with kyle on the hash browns and try to keep it under an hour. But if you're doing a podcast every once a month. I think we can an our podcast. Good enough they do that in football every day. Don't they so why not wake up kyle. I'm off i'm out of work et trivia. Here i'll give you two hashbrowns to think about it. Then we'll circle back. it's not that hard to trivia. i wanna take it. Easy guys the off season. You mean you have trade via trivia that we won't know it's not the without the drop so you're is gave up four point three hits per nine innings this postseason who were the top two in hits allowed nine this regular seats nothing too crazy. Nothing urge your brain about. Wow that was the other guy. I wanted to discuss. Totally forgot about holy over. Yes so great in october that i want to rank him as a top twenty five starting pitcher. I why why not because there's just too many other guys ahead of its ranking like. It's like saying that you wanna rank. Joe burrow a top ten quarterback. But there's ten guys you have to rank ahead of them. Like all i know is for me. It's one one sentence and it's how many innings i'm all in if you give me the innings and by the the dodgers end up playing an extra month in most teams that could affect kershaw arenas innings. Next year letizia nicely. I cash brown. We've got tony. He wants to know if you think limiting of twenty twenty will result in more reduced workloads. Twenty twenty one. No i think managers will will result in lower innings. Twenty twenty one. But tony lewis back. Man is believably. The i i want to choose my words carefully but i'm glad i'm not a white sox fan right now fifty guys you picked up innocuous for what are you going to do on the field. But what he's You can't. I can't believe that they have him as a manager. Tim tim anderson is well is that is not. That's gonna be mike mccarthy wahab ways. That's gonna be mike mccarthy with the laurie man. it can't work any and you know what. I don't care tweet neat white sox fans you know. Think they agree with you. What I don't remember. The question was about the workloads. I think that obviously what kevin cash did was too far in one direction. That was one game. But i do see. As a general rule more teams are going to have more longmen. Maybe two or three guys who can go multiple innings american and national league so at the first whiff of trouble blake's now Are out in the fifth inning. Even in june and july. So i think. I don't think i don't know if garrett cole goes two hundred innings next season or ever again i i hate to sound like a downer but i think teams wants to protect their investments and i think even the yankees are going to be with coal. It's going to be hard for him. To make more than thirty. Thirty two starts as hard for two hundred innings. So i i don't think that's because of the six game season i think that's because of management and ownership trying to protect their investment and like the yankees lost money this year. They're gonna lose money next year. Do they want garrett call hurt. No they're gonna take him out of games earlier. The bears come in for these one hundred pitches maybe nine hundred ninety nine hundred nineties. The new one hundred forty pitchers forty pitchers qualified for the title this year at stanford sixty one last year and the past three years rank among the fewest in history. Get worse well if it gets worse than we have them. We have a problem. Then fantasy needs an entire overhaul of its structure. It needs to be overhauled. Goes eight we ins is. I call my twenty ten self. I agree with you. Wayne's and save are not cool anymore. I mean i. I'm the one who pushed the six by six. Quality starts replaces wins. And i don't even feel good about that anymore. So we're talking about how far in a decade we've gone in the wrong direction. As far as categories based on the depth that starting pitcher goes and games so again the point about not changing the rules not knowing about the roster structure is a problem answering this question because we had a twenty eight man roster and if you recall it was supposed to be twenty eight and then down to twenty six the second week of the year and it didn't happen extended twenty eight all the way through despite that. You don't have any pitchers per game on average reused. Four point four this year. Four point four last year and the overall change was to hundreds of a percentage point. That's it was a mild mild increase. But i think a larger roster supports go into your bullpen more aggressively. So i agree with you. I think it's going to be tough for us. Ever to see more than fifty era qualifiers again. And you're going to react accordingly and fantasy. Well look. I would love to draft nick anderson using that answer. But i can't do it around ten. I wanna do it around twenty so i need to find mine next Nominees to be the next devin williams nick anderson and when i do more research i'll come up with these names mean korean check. These are obvious guys. Yeah i figure who is that next guy and maybe draft around twenty three next year and see or despicable free agency. But okay i think the approach to pitching strategy for you and i is going to be paramount for next year to winning and especially based on the format and in our format. It's going to be significantly different than the different than it is for labor hours weekly versus daily. It's a big difference and so only increasing. I'm more used to weekly and you're more used to daily so that we are more used to weekly. I much preferred. it's less exhausting. Well that's true too okay. What's whether they'll aspirins last question here comes from pr. He wants to know what to do with cory. Seager next year shortstops loaded. It feels like you need stolen bases out of position but obviously really saw yet. That was the postseason through the ages. He won the mvp in the and the world series now. And that's another guy. I forgot to mention along with the risks. Like seeger played so well in october and he actually played well during the regular season. Two didn't ame like e if for power that we didn't see the reason why didn't cory seager so well. Entering twenty twenty and two thousand eighteen is because he looked like a guy who just going to twenty to twenty five home runs a year and he wasn't feeling basis now i wonder if he's gonna hit thirty thirty five home runs because he hit fifteen home runs and fifty two games this year and then he continued it against better pitching in the playoffs. Yeah without a doubt you know. I'm a very big cory. Seager fan so actually the worst chase rate of his career. He had the worst thing strike rate of his career but in exchange for those he was a little more poll conscious he had a ten percent to his. Our contact rate. pretty good. A lot of players went up. But that's a pretty significant amount. Average exit velocity was up by far the largest number of his career and he stayed healthy. Which is a pretty big plus as well which i could get the postseason exit philosophy numbers trying to trying to do that. I i'm in. i think. He's a locked in top ten shortstop. I think he's more than that. I mean i'm wondering is that better or rounders human. I have him in my top five shortstops and i think the reason why is because there's other sorts of the the great names out of them. I m thirty eight story. Turner to t story. Turner first round picks. Linda could be seager. Kgab along with bogart's and bichette and that next level. Yeah and those ambush. It runs. So i need to have shut ahead of the other two but i have seen right now around four. I think that feels fair. I agree that will circle back to the trivia question here. Julio arias four point three hits per nine innings during the postseason who the top two qualified starting pitchers in that stat bis regular season. Well how 'bout. Nl cy young award winner. Trevor bauer trevor. Bauer i if five point zero five so nine quote but yes you got that one right and is going to get paid and i. I don't know if he will so young byron. Let's take a one year deal for a very high rate. Might have he's gonna throw one hundred thirty inches of start he's gonna throw. What thirty more pitches per inning or purse. Start than other top pitchers volume a loans gonna make him valuable again. Also bauer has a history of erase the mid force negroni fritz so like when when when we project him he's not gonna project with iran to fifty again or one zero. He's gonna project with an era of three seventy five right. I mean that's based on his past couple of years but if is fifty strikeouts ahead of anybody else has a chance to get wins. That people can't get 'cause they're not pitching enough in. We're not gonna project him with more strikeouts and gary cole- are we now know well. He'll be competitive. He's going to be very interesting. What people do. Trevor bauer next year. And it depends like if he's if he's a red you could see the mets giving him one year thirty million couldn't you could do anything. Well it better or their fan base is going to revolt again. Well whatever So bowers one of the. I mean i bet my it was close and it's average. That's the whole thing like bauer. My can't do that again. To that level neither one of the matter is closed up. The right answer agree everybody. That's it's tough. I always go to the strike out guy. I don't really think in context of hits allowed for starting pitchers. I go to the glass. Now's the woodruff's and strike out guy. It's got to be a strike out guy. Mr tax to nelson aired -actly. That's there is another limit. Wow was for hundreds of appoint behind bauer and they're go seven appointment air. Why didn't we go with real stats and our league. That kills guys like this. Guy's like woodrow degrom bieber that have and then you know like bieber lit up four times in the playoffs in two different leagues. Shame be regarded up every time he pitched in the house. All right So we did the trivia. We did the hash browns. I guess we need to stop the show. Some point getting on our your your final thoughts for what we see. I don't think we're gonna see a whole lot baseball next week's thanksgiving to you now. I mean getting six qualifying offers. I mean you know. The unexpected declined options. I think it's gonna be a pretty quiet november. You know all i can say. It's advice for november is go vote we will we will rejoin with another podcast and a couple weeks. Maybe right after thanksgiving. We don't know we will see what's happening in baseball. And in the world Please be safe be healthy. Take everything seriously and I enjoyed the baseball season. But i would love to have seven eight months of next season and hopefully we do Anyway that is offered today show for tristan. H cocke raft for kyle. Soppe i am eric arab al. Please haven't awesome november.

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Big Turns

Around the Horn

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Big Turns

"Josh Hader allowed one fit to a left handed bat all season. One Soto is twenty years old. Take let the alcohol nets fans throwing touches lips. Tread Grisham had no errors all year was called up in August only in right because yellowish is out de magnified the absurdity of one game go there you have voice. We give voiced. This game played exactly like the brewers had scripted for about seven seven innings played out exactly how every nationals postseason appearance has been until it didn't the most dominant pitcher in baseball vol- can't find the plate the twenty year old superstar wants to doing amazing things this wall here. I want to see anybody with me. It's a little weird on the hop right the polls all that hard. It's usually going to the line not going the other way the rare celebration while you're getting tagged out. We had that the last night in this winner take all game national panel good afternoon. Kevin Blackstone. You're in Washington. DC You were there. You left your voice at the ballpark. Thanks for coming in tranquil. Adam said he gifted the nets a wind you agree with that. No he didn't give the nets of win. Hater didn't give the net to win by giving up that shot to Juan Soto. This was a game that was tight the entire way through and as you just laid out everybody was on pins and needles in terms of Powell's GonNa turn out because it was so close and then you got that situation Michael h Taylor comes out who's been nicknamed Michael K Taylor in Washington because often these stripes out somehow gets on base with weird well yeah with the hit by a pitch right and everything just got set up. Zimmerman comes in the face of the franchise from fifteen years saws off his bat to get get a slap a ball into the outfield so this was just emblematic of this this national season start out poor and really get it together the other thing woody page. I'll ask you the same question. Grisham said he is Eric Gifted the NASA win. Is that what happened now. I'm not blaming. AM At all honestly as you mentioned he came up August. I had made an error since he's gotten up there. That ball was a bit tricky as you point. Oh you agree with that. Yeah there were two aspects of it. The ball is tricky. He was trying to play it aggressively trying to prevent the tying run and so I'm not going to put the blame on him. Put on in hater. He lighted loaded. The bases walk hit by pitch. A bloop single guy supposed to be burning. He's lost. He's been in their last playoff games that they've lost. I think he was responsible. When he came in the game he he was obviously trying to keep it up on his own but he was throwing it. Two feet above the zone zone hater was not on his game last night council had managed so perfect game and you just saw what happened Hater Blewett for our speed yeah. It's hard to put the blame on just one person for a cumulative effort and I don't think the game was gifted to the nets. You can load the bases and you could still blow it. Trust me plenty of teams have done that in clutch moments. I think what's most interesting about this game. As we said the nats win. It's going to be there high priced ace starter being unstoppable. If the brewers win is because is there a great untouchable relief for their bullpen nope and so instead. We just get this crazy happening. That essentially decides a whole game you. WanNa point fingers at one person you can but in the end it's basically what Kevin said they started off slow and then they finish strong when they needed to give it gets the point times. What did you see last night well. My heart did break Grisham afterwards. He does deserve some blame. It wasn't air. We can't exonerate him completely. But I agree with woody. I would put more of the blame on hater her. He is their star and stars supposed to deliver in big moments like one. Soto did let's. Let's give a kid some credit twenty years old. He's not just an incredible double talent. He's such a smart advanced hitter and you solve that in that APP at him. Ignoring the slider knowing that hair was going to go back to the fastball and then delivering in the big moment he won the game. You said something. This is sometimes I'll playoff games. Get decided Kevin. I'LL ASK YOU EVERY NATIONALS playoff game up until last night really went differently. At least it felt like that. Does this feel like something more does field accepting more because it's actually a game a big hit in a game and and move them to the next round. They've never done that before. That was the greatest it in the history. Short history of national could also be something more like strep throat for you. I don't know W. sounds terrible. It's almost like I want you to just verbally what do your in the lead right now. You're feeling pretty good. We'll move tonight. Raise and as baby will get a similar game Charlie Morton on the mound for task but had a great season Sean Mugniyah for Oakland only started five games this season abuse that for nearly the whole year only twenty nine innings this season but when he's pitched he's been untouchable which is exactly what Morton was versus versus Oakland this season so would he. What do you think of. Oh Queens decision to start Manila. What do you think the advantages in this game and what could be the deciding factor advantage to raise their not only starting gotta Won Sixteen Games and basically allowed one run and struck out thirteen as when he faced him during of course of the year so he's had experiences Baena an experienced against raise really and the race have forty-seven pitchers they can put into the game and they have two different life so after banana goes out they're going to switch from there right handed layup lineup they'd be able to put in all those left handed hitters against against whatever right under the as being the other advantage of as good a home run hitting cobb but this game is going to be played in the daytime. It's not going to he played at night so I think that's GonNa make a difference. I just give the advantage to the as I I think that even though they have the lowest payroll they're the best relief pitching staff that they they can just plug in and play. All Games are speed. I'm still not sure which team would he gave an advantage. If you're right on that okay thank you the nine start what not only contribute shadows to both teams but it actually benefits a home run hitting team because it's the thickness of the air at night that prevents the Balsam is your when it's earlier so it's actually the opposite. Here's the thing what's interesting is Morton of course has the experience and he's the guy you expect to go out there and and be great but only ten of thirty nine rays have any postseason experience and even some of those guys have very limited so you're putting out a pitcher that you're hoping we'll make up for that on the other side as a pitcher with the most experience which you could read positively if you want. None of the pitchers are going to the hitters know what they're getting a goody for on both sides of the fence. I don't think I have advantage from Spain either. You want to try to dip your toe in this Saturday chance I am strongly. I the explain why I if it was a series I would go with the raise because of their superior pitching more. It's been really hot. Lately in their bullpen is great great. However in a one game single elimination a like the team that can hit home runs three players on as have more than thirty home runs they score them in bunches and Sarah pointed out actually think the start gives them an. I'm so glad you guys are so into the climatology and everything that happens at five o'clock instead of at eight o'clock the the thick air of Oakland Kevin flagstone. Who's got the advantage today well. I don't know anything about meteorology by about heat so I like going out or yeah. Tell me be about that. There are people in Washington. DC who thought that Strasbourg should have started last night instead of shirts because he's the hot pitcher. He's a Guy Emmy Award and you saw exactly how that played out so I actually light that move and I also do like the idea of home runs being such a big difference maker. Acre didn't happen last night but with this team it is I'd Sarahspain. You can come back to us. Make a prediction of his game or tell us as the Hayes hey very evenly matched teams but they have home advantage and again in the home runs. What do you want to know you sure yes the Gold Star Light Eh by thirty. It'll be dark and meteorologist. Sir Does about the whole ride. There is true to what Sarah and are saying saying that they're more home runs hit in Oakland during day Games Games. I read this as well. We were just having some fun page but I'm glad you've had multiple choice answer to a user no question let's move on. Let's talk some football. News save perfect. His appeal hearing has been set. It's next week. What does he what you guys thought of what Derek Carr Heart set at the podium in London this week in anticipation of their game. We see other people choking people out and they're going to play this Sunday. You see other people helmets and play this Sunday and bought. Those perfect won't play the rest of the year. I think that's a little excessive car. Also said perfect is heartbroken over his suspension Jon Gruden data that he also believes it's accessible Munich Times. How do you hear it all well I. I'll say that's not the first time I've heard that sort of sentiment about vaunt his work from another. NFL player he has defenders. He is light but it's not about him being a bad person. It's it's about repeat behavior because the other incidents. That car pointed out. Yes they happening yes. They didn't look good but those weren't players with a pattern of doing this and that's why perfect perfect receives such a harsh system. Is this the suspect excuse me this suspension came out and there was no hearing in advance of that right or maybe there was. I unheard of there was a phone call with perfect in advance of that. Is that suspicious to you. It is a little bit unusual. I think it is because of the aforementioned pattern in but I wouldn't be surprised if we hear more from him. In the union unusual better were suspicious. Thank you Sarah Spain your view and what their car said. Yeah I mean listen across Ross Sports. We often hear about the guys who have these issues on the field being very much liked thoughtful interesting guys off of it that doesn't mean that they're under control and in control during the Games and that's been the issue for perfect those other examples that car said don't have any relevance unless those players have multiple suspensions and fines and massive amounts of salary lost two games that they've not been able to play because of previous hits like this. That's the key here and he can be both heartbroken and this can be the right move. Those can be simultaneously. Lisa page well he'll get his day court on Tuesday who go to New York and meet with the NFL but they have said and I think this makes a great point they they have warned him before if you didn't do this it's going to get longer and longer and longer and that's exactly what happened. I would take car with me. He did an impressive job as if he were attorney representing perfect so I'd take him with me to New York but you gotta remember and Meena kind of touched on it. He's had twenty three personal fouls since he came into in the League in two thousand twelve. I mean don't you learn at some point. You can have an initiative that unsportsmanlike conduct when you have all of those violations over a period of years ears you eventually are going to get taken for it and that's exactly what he he got. A letter explained what was going to what happened to him if he did this again. This was a player who was not in the air. He was on the ground. He hit him in the head. I don't know how Derek Carr would feel if if perfect were playing for another team and did the same thing to him that same thing can very well happen in this is about player safety. It's about looking out for your brother. Whether they're your teammate or your opponent you only have a short time to play this game and it's got to be played more safely and I have absolutely no problem with the lead in every drop rob with Derek Carr will get his appeal hearing on before we get to break. I believe I m keeper of the errors and omissions the Steph. We messed up yesterday on the program statistical error in reference to Tom Brady Bill Hicks record versus first and second year quarterback the numbers on that one. We'll be better next time and we'll be back into view. Welcome back to around the horn coming to you from the Heineken river decades here seventeen days later and the Ravens and Brown under still talking about Raven choke which by the way if I were to say ray-ban choke sounds like chuck pound book. Would you know what I'm talking about. I mean absolutely right. uh-huh kitchen says Video Marlon Humphrey Choke Odell Beckham the Ravens say looking radio nothing to see here. What do you buy. What are you sell. What are you doing you. I told everybody telling the two layers of telling coach is trying to defend their player it. It's obviously a choke but here's what's kind of left out of it by by one side is. Ob J. threw a punch who started all there was just a response to call him. BLADELESS is until joke. Okay trump pound book. How about you bathe yeah. I'm blaming everyone. I'm selling everyone especially the people who thought we needed to slow Mo Planet Earth version of this to deduct Jay. They were fighting it ended up with someone getting choked and nothing got called so apparently the league school with all of it and why are are we still talking about it several days later. They both were off. We're talking about it because of the amazing video. I am flight right. I'm buying that the reaction of these teams kitchens in defending Lovie Jane the Ravens in producing this rarely well made video tells us that these teams really care about these players because if these were scrubs we would not have quotes or this video. Dev Blackstone well. I'm selling the argument. The Ravens released this video to basically to show that they're guide didn't do the choking. Are you kidding me. We've got an up close video of this now. That's it's not the video you WanNa remember the hand of the Jersey where that's what they're saying. Although I hear for your planet Earth References Right Ah the new American Beckham is a rare and exotic species we move a buyer sell to Todd Gurley. There's the atom bomb. Give go right now. Thank God ask you ask these questions for fourth. Take gave you last wrestling. I'll remember you remember giving the question here. We go again down the only road we've ever known. Sarah load management whether whether he's well whether he's injured whether he's at the end of his career what's happening happening here. What are you by. What are you still with Todd Gurley like after he was born to run alone. No one really knows here's why because when he's in there he's averaging more yards per carry than in previous seasons not by a lot but by a little bit so we still effective when he plays which leads me to believe that there is an edict from on high that is about load management and he's getting frustrated because when he's out there he's he still thinks he can be effective. Doesn't WanNa be this limited Yukon. I'm actually selling that. It's just about load management. Yes he's run well but in limited situations for a reason it's part of what is happening in part because the looks at defenses are giving them. They're doing the Patriots blueprint of walking six guys to the line which limits the rams the rams ability to run outside zone. He's also been bad in pass protection. Kevin Black stuff. I'm buying the ball is when a ball and that's what he is and that's what he wants to do. Unfortunately arthritic addict left knee that was surgically repaired after you've got it hurt in Georgia and bay need him in the long run for the season which they didn't have them for less. Oh should he be upset. He's being asked questions podiums over where he is today. No he shouldn't he should admit the holly feels about it rather than just show it and what take more load beds with that he's gone from one hundred six touches in the first four games to seventeen to eighteen ninety four and now it's sixty. I mean that arthritic knee and the load management. You can say all you want to. He's just not the same player he was a year and especially two years giving Evan I asked you about how he should act at the podium and what he should admit or should feel free to explain because parts of that exchange were not in the rams official transcript script the question and how he walked away from it as well also the least important today. We're going to discuss it but is it gripped or drifter in your Whitesnake Sarahspain. I'm not sure if I know the answer to that question. I'm not sure either. I think both apply move buyers fell three ninety nine eighty seven the latest on the leader done getting an MRI Laura today on her back with spasms. She missed basically all the game four days off to make that trip from Washington Connecticut forgave three Sunday meanwhile when you buy I'm buying that if done is really out for a while this is a huge massive problem for the mystic. It's no coincidence that she goes out Jon. Call Jones absolutely goes thirty two points eighteen rebounds first time in WNBA finals that a player has gotten thirty fifteen. That's not gonNA. They're not kind of have an answer for her so I'm buying that the complaint that there's a four day lapse between these two games was something that was bad for for the Michigan got anymore now. They can actually use another game but it means nothing needs to step up and you know they played without her last year she was over in Belgium so it's going to be appropriate but they can overcome yeah. It's it's a problem and if she can't play you're going to see board work from the other side from Jones that it's going to dominate the series so I think it's important in the four days off is going to really help them that. If she gets back problems they can work on her and get her back into the series airspace. There's been yeah. I'm selling that Della. Dan has to suffer through lyme disease and injuries and broken noses because she is one of the greatest players of our generation. She is so fun to watching. It's frustrating but I'm selling that. They can't compete without her. They will have those four days to prep and to change their game when if they anticipate being without her and that will make a huge difference all right like a drifter what he paid Kevin Black Stone going the wrong way. Spain meet a showdown fehmida kinds good luck in showdown showdown a public apology and a detailee of all the ways you blew at Kirk cousins weekly appearance on Cape in the apologized to Adam fueled. How do you think that goes over in the Locker Room Sarah Spain. I think it's fantastic. It's not immediately going to improve his play. They might still roll their eyes at how the season started and there's inefficiencies but it's accountability and it's telling them I'm looking out for you. I'm trying. I agree on the fan of it. I think it is unusual by quarterbacks. Thanks to come out and say they messed up in public like that but both guys should be criticizing their coach. Mike Zimmer because Walker hasn't thrown the ball yeah well. They seem I'm to be very focused on running the ball but when you've got the receivers they do. How do we start today? Show by saying we blew every number we had with. Bill Belichick and Brady and yesterday's show so so we'll give the point we'll move on. I want to win that Cup Agai- who said Ryan O'Reilly St Louis Blues it was. I was hoping somebody would say somebody on the blue. Please come on Greta raising versus. The humidity oddsmakers me not chances the Blues Rookies in Vegas Sixteen which is historically disrespectful. I'll go ten to one. They're returning most their roster defense eighteen. I'm GonNa go twenty five percent. It's really hard to repeat and this is the worst of I Razi run last year they they could never be replicated so twenty-five percent of course is hilarious because PTI oddsmakers be always do a percentage when odds or something else you gave me the PTI PTI answer Sarahspain. I need a percentage. That's how my mind works. Take the facetime heard Gruden in-car complaining about perfect being suspended suspended for the rest of the season for that hit and all the other things he's done. He got off easy. Korean Golfer woke him. He's the bird to a fan. WHO's camera camera distracted him during a drive and he's now suspended three years from the Korean tour three years for one finger finger. Okay all right. I making sure what Kevin would he would. You stop off the shock right now.

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Hour 2 - John Smoltz (10-31-19)

The Dan Patrick Show

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Hour 2 - John Smoltz (10-31-19)

"Thank you for listening to this podcast one sports net production available on Apple podcast gee sign up today for a free account at bed online dot ag and use Promo Code podcast in to receive your fifty percent welcome bonus don't sit on the sidelines this summer for Major League Baseball Wine Bet online dot ag your online sportsbook experts phones on sale jeans started just eighteen bucks for adults twelve bucks for kids plus get warm eight at old navy and old Navy Dot Com Valla ten twenty six to eleven three select styles only the screwy thank you Dr United Healthcare Health plan benefits may vary broadcasting. Patrick show on this Halloween mclovin and Paulie have costumes on Fritzy you did well did well he's been wearing all his astros gear and then the astros lost last night new jumped off the bandwagon you may have stepped off and I don't think you could jump I can't aries just really sharp and it's not an in your face I know coming up the nationals win the World Series Stephen Strasburg is the MVP as he joins sixes hands sixers in wolves have a nice brawl Karl Anthony Towns Joel embiid all in the forty niners or what if the cardinals do something you know the niners are awesome if you're going to predict the headline be maybe the cardinals are on to something here with Cuyler Murray maybe each team got the guy that they needed and they're both great players and Bosa has that's not a good team at all the forty niners are not that was that was a good defense before but if you're buying a ticket in advance you always gotta be ready for load back is GONNA do load management is Lebron going to do that the way the Lakers are if I put the over under total points of those two Friday eighty five about that seven seven three DP show email address. Dan Patrick Dot Com mclovin a did not bring in Garrett Cole and I preface all of this by saying in the moment okay I got somebody warming up in the bullpen and that's Garrett Cole so change I'm bringing in Garrett Cole I gotTa get through the middle of that line you bring in Garrett Cole here's Aj hinch on not bringing in the best pitcher in baseball is you what with as opposed to him I wasn't going to pitch him unless we we were GonNa win the World Series and have a League the game in the ninth after I brought him Sudan that'd be carefully I know that managers don't like to be repeat never pitched in relief I don't care if he's you know never come in during an inning even if I'm a hitter I don't WanNa see gary the lead and then Osuna comes in and then we win the world series I would stay with cranky or I was going to bring in Garrett Cole I cannot have I wanNA talk to the media because he says well I'm not I'm not employed gene champagne around the locker room it was a bad look for him and then you wear Scott you you're upset okay I get it but then it was a great run stay in there and answer a question as bad look there there was also a moment yesterday I see lack of urgency they're going on there's a penalty multi you want to give them the ball back no you don't play you don't know that's just plain and simple in the veteran Cleveland sports writer Tony Grassi said that in first class airfare according to Tony Grassi when he was making his Mayfield issue with him stems from that so no matter what he asked I mean they weren't more question if you WANNA ask about clock management okay I'm fine with that but they have no discipline on the field off the field dated you can have all these okay I don't don't use that as an excuse just answer the question avoid quarterback who's over his head right now you gotTa Star Receiver who is not able to be you know this report hasn't played the game but the way you guys are it keeping his cool but the report was questioning him on football specifics strategy and Baker is trying to answer the reporters but if you're going to ask a question and you're going to question my the question I'll give you the answer but don't go but-but-but and put your hand up to me because I didn't give you the answer you the act that way in those moments I mean not many gotta stop engaging this way letting things bother you the only thing that bothers you is and then when he comes back and says we happy with the drive no we didn't score point look good you know I didn't care about anybody else club I think Tony was trying to provoke glower over them Baker he was arguing and it was petty say you didn't play the game do I but he he lowers himself to get involved in this and I've had some tough guys like yeah but I don't ask something to provoke you but but you know I just found that I disliked parcells act like a you know the bully on about going into Rehab for cocaine the TV people we didn't get he didn't All a tell you where do it and I I talked to your agent I know the full story Rickie and I said Hey role on that make sure you're on this and I said would you read that statement and that's when Peter King ran out and goes what did he say what did he say I said well I think that question of Mayfield I thought in some ways he showed tremendous restraint not to have some kind of sarcastic bedroom begs for him to say something but you have to do is we we didn't score I'm never happy when we don't like you could have answered it's got to start somewhere with somebody I just don't like to he's adding more baggage here he's adding more drama he's adding more questions story this hasn't been a great store also you had the jets Jamal Adams he didn't want the jets to go behind his back and trade him I think he wanted to be traded to Dallas had this to say about being shopped around the league you know I kind of found out hi will guard I've done everything you know they've asked me to do since I've been here for Rams don't they don't they don't take calls on Air Donald depictions don't take calls Tom Brady finch I I like everything up to the rams aren't shopping Aaron Donald You're you know teams normally don't shop their best player and I want to be here Eric Donald You lost me a little bit yeah to now would you would you say something like that or that's being appropriate would I say something like that he just compared himself to Brady and Aaron Donald I know I don't Bait I tried to make a himself Aaron Donald and Tom Brady because you play for the jets and the jets aren't any good it's just disappointing you didn't get traded if he got traded to the cowboys I don't think he's saying now it's like Darius slay the lines where he wasn't traded somebody that's all you know he took it personally like oh you how dare you shot me and win that's why he was upset while no but then he's saying I'm what's He gonNa say you didn't trade me to the cowboys now I'm going to be did a pretty good job in cleaning up his end of it because it makes it seem like why would the judge that is going to be an ugly negotiation I'm GonNa Guess he's not going to be there with the jets so why didn't they train them just did a smart thing not giving them away to the cowboys for a late first round pick this is the Dan Patrick show everybody's got it to do this I get one for my wife turns the good thing you don't have to drop off or pick up anything all you have to do is it just may be the most rewarding thing on your to do list today that's Geico is to make your life easier Zoro dot com that's Z. 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I yeah my check you into some you're gonNA come back and every one of those you're going to beat Josh Hader when he's in the underdogs just their journey and how many times they were basically for this team is going to be you can't quantify things anymore in this game you can't say older team they basically did it with the IT factor of inside that clubhouse doc doubts going on but they truly never gave into them and world series we had Kevin Millar last hour he thinks that Strasbourg I I luckily not not close in that world but scholar Garrett Cole I mean he had the greatest year at the greatest time and it's going when people were coming out saying this guy doesn't strike out enough guys he doesn't do this he doesn't do that just on that contract and who again will he go to so those great under appreciated player so he too is going to impact a listen in game six and he said why don't we extend the first base bag bag yeah what what do you think about extending that usually to solve but have a different look to it and I really believe the reason that compared to softball but I don't know I could that could be a wrong guest but then you have the trickiness of being foul territory so But I totally agree with that I think it would alleviate what a million people look at one thing they're going to see a bunch of different ways so that would help he didn't think I would like it let me see what we got see what I can I just tell you what this whole and and you know let the you know the power behind her why not let's let the umpires have emotion let's have the pictures have wouldn't be too long for me if I struck somebody out at Amman I'd love to watch empire more mature than why don't why are pitchers doing it album I have is when you if I show you up as a pitcher then you go I'm GonNa throw I'M GONNA hit asks Washington Out Terry him down moving and having more fun I'm okay if you want to carry your Damn Youtube after we're done through me mocking Carlos Perez men play of the day back in the day and you know he had a little shimmy every time he struck I said well you watch the very next time I'm going to do it and I do this lock Shimmy the facing five days later in Montreal he said when I strike out SMOLTZ and Montreal everything emergency I was not striking out luckily he didn't sit on him doesn't allow you to celebrate great things because we're always worried about how does we're GONNA find out a pitchers decide to have a little that that performance you were as good as Strasbourg let's put it that way over it I don't have anything left you know just left it on the field how about that you're the Greg Maddux being safe travels back John thanks for joining sometimes and then we like them because they're different Tim carver was different it's still with the bengals and I thought boy he's got personality never thought that he would be the and now you get people who go oh I don't like college where shelf life if you're just talking to people and that's what Smoltz does he does a wonderful here you may not have to do that anymore don't sweat hair loss this summer do something now while you still and science for him Dot Com is your one-stop shop for hair loss skin care sexual going to forums dot com it's so easy just to answer a few questions and the doctor will review formation this would normally cost you hundreds if you went to the doctor or pharmacy so please go to take a minute to thank all our great sponsors and all of you great listeners for supporting this podcast hard cast button and there you will see all our wonderful sponsors that helped make this show possible thank storewide hurry in for the season's biggest trends like Rockstar jeans and Frost Free Jackets even more redeem your super cash now through Sunday hurry in now for up to fifty percent off store-wide in that area Zona that's that's not too high introducing a big moment so td yeah yeah because the defenses good that's what I'd be curious about and is Jimmy Garoppolo going to be able to be Brady type and and I don't mean that as a negative because you'd want to be compared to future hall of famers more than the other quarterbacks that's what I'm curious with Garoppolo I I know he wins but he's a seventy percent passer but he's on pace for twenty one touchdowns and sixteen interceptions they've been as impressive as anybody in football if you look at their more impressive than the Patriot before that it was like a lot of redskins and they rams yeah uh we look back on that game the Cleveland Blew Out Baltimore Baltimore at Sunday night Baltimore's great at night at home well I wouldn't be surprised at Baltimore and we haven't seen a weapon like a you know this is just what bell check does it's it's each week we're gonNA take the approach. 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Milwaukee Brewers Off-Season Special with Robert Murray (The Athletic) + NL West Top 5 Pitchers

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Milwaukee Brewers Off-Season Special with Robert Murray (The Athletic) + NL West Top 5 Pitchers

"Robert Murray joins me today to talk about the Milwaukee Brewers a team that was one game away from the World Series, Robert rights for the athletic MLB. So if you're in the market for some baseball stuff, check him out. Welcome. To painting corners, your weekly gas or all things baseball. Now. Here are your host Austin Hartsfield, and Dave quit cow scheme. All right. So we do have Robert Moore with us. Robert we're going to go through the brewers system. And we're gonna talk about who we can expect on twenty nineteen opening day and throughout the season restart catcher Judas got out of a little meeting with him, actually, Yaas Monte GRANDE doll. Yes. Many dole is now the starting catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. How're you kind of feeling about that? And how it should go this year. Yeah. So for the brewers this was a guy that they went to the offseason, and they liked him a lot. And the only thing that really hurt their chances of signing him was his price tag. It was expected that he was getting signing a multi year deal where it's probably about fifteen or so million dollars per year. And they kept in contact with him and throughout the process. They. We're told by his mommy specifically, or like, he's specifically told them that Milwaukee was a place that he wanted to play and it was just about making a deal work. And in reality. They were able to make a deal done at one year eighteen point two five million dollars. And he's going to provide something that they have lacked for the last few. Jonathan Lukoil left, and that's an option behind the plate that can both one play. Really good defense and hit as well. And granola was also switch hitter you can hit for power and he's excited, and you mentioned this act multiple times today that he is going to be able to hit more home runs in walkie considering the right fuel is more homerun for friendly than Petco. Parker Dodger Stadium too. So credit cards have a lot of different options in the lineup with him because they could move them all over and having them be a switch hitter provides versatility as well. So from a lot of different aspects including defense to which is fantastic. I think this this is a signing that makes a lot of sense for the brewers especially considering that it's for one guaranteed season. I think it's a huge upgrade from what was there prior in November of the other guys? And yes money cut a lot of flak at the end of the year for his defense just because of the past balls in the playoffs, and you know, he had arced Austin Barnes breathing down his neck. I mean dodger fans Channing Austin at one point which is very strange to me considering. Ios. Money's done for that franchise at that position. When he was in LA, but he should be a huge upgrade. And we're going to go to first base. This is kind of like a like a tale of two people at my opinion. You have you have Eric themes who mean had a phenomenal last year? Not the not this year obvious not as good as last year. Then you have Hase's Aguilar who seems to be under control forever. And seems to be a big piece of this team. Yeah. It's funny. You mention Eric Fame's. Actually, so something that both Ken Rosenthal. Both heard is that same could be a trade piece. It could be expendable considering his salary is is relatively on the expensive side for twenty nineteen and considering the birds are going to one trip a little bit of money considering that garn dollars on board. He makes the most sense as a trade candidate. And there's another one Matt Albers as well who could make sense, and there's been rumors going around here that he could end up being the guy that's moved. But if we're going to focus on the first base position right now, the guy's get it be of saggier and last year, we really bust out onto the scene and played at a high level and a level. I don't think the brewers really antiquated being possible for him yet. He was hitting home runs and something that really isn't talked about with him often is ability to go to the opposite field. And that is something they put on display a lot in most are realized I believe with two strikes or two outs. One of those two. I can't remember specific. Which one, but either way Aguilar's probably gonna end up being the guy that gets most of the time they're in and whether it's themes or another option that they have on the roster that gets are that gets playing time at first base. I'm not sure, but Haza segula get out of beating the guy that really gets a lot of time there. So we kind of blue by him when we went through the catcher position kinda give me like the profile. What what Jake would Jacob Nottingham is going to be to this team. I mean, he's listed as a catcher and first baseman. Do you see him getting any time? Or is he going to be a guy that starts out in San Antonio? And kind of sits there for a minute. Yeah. I think it's it's smart to bring up Nottingham. And he's a guy that the brewers like and one point that was brought up at the press conference today that I did not really think about, but it makes a lot of sense is that the guy of has Grenell's caliber for one year on this team is going to allow Nottingham to one sit in continue to learn. But to also learns from grown doll, and I think you can learn how to call a game more. Properly on that saying he doesn't have that ability now. But when you have a guy like minded doll. You can always pick his brand that you have aircrafts Manny PINA there too. And I think Nottingham 'as private primarily going to start the season off in San Antonio, barring a trade of either aircrafts Pena, which could be entirely possible. But if there is one that stranded out, imagine, it'd be Kratz, but Nottingham is a guy that he can hit you can play good defenses while the pitchers in Milwaukee really high on him. They think he's got a bright future and his full energy to you should see a move around the clubhouse that guy eight probably has the most energy on the brewers roster and that saints something because he's he's just a lightning bug. And it's I think he's gonna end up having to future Milwaukee. I just don't think it's going to be this season. Right. So he has a future in the organization, which is awesome to hear. Let's continue to talk about somebody who has a feature on the organization Casten Hera. I mean, what can't you say about? This guy means. The number one prospect for this organization. He's going to probably play second base. I would imagine is he a guy that starts out in San Antonio. I mean, you have a guy like her non Perez and Spangenberg on the roster or does he start as the opening day starter for the Milwaukee Brewers? Yeah. David Stearns, are general managers is said that he will not be on the opening day roster this year, and they are going to be patient with them. It's it's unclear whether or not he's gonna start off in double or triple A, but his ability as a player is unique in the fact that his hitting is extremely well advanced for a player of his age. And I I mentioned yesterday and are different radio spot that I had a rival scouting director. Tell me that in all the years you've been watching players at the AA level. He's never seen a hitter at the at the level or the caliber of custody era that level and he was just blown away by his hitting. And then the only question Mark with him. Is is defense. And he really there's some people that believe that us not going to be a second baseman in the future. There's some people that believe that is future actually could be in the outfield or even as a designated hitter. But for the brewers automation at this point it would end up being at second base considering the need. But when Ryan Braun eventually comes off the books after the twenty twenty season, I believe I mean, there could be an option there to move him to the outfield, but I think his is future, Milwaukee if he stays we'll be at second base. And and going off to the point is mentioned, I do not believe he's going to be a trait. He said, I do not see any scenario in which the brewers trae custom hero. So who we think it is the opening day starter at second base? Is it her non Peres? I mean that seems to be likely option. Yeah. I would say it's earn on Peres at this point. Yeah. He's he's a guy that he people really don't know much about him. But last year when he played you provided a spark both offense and defensively. I'm not saying he's a guy you can comfortably start for one hundred and forty games. But if you need a spot start here, and there you can do a lot worse than aired on Peres. But I expect that bruised actually address the second. Specific before spring training gets you. That's that's definitely exciting, especially when you see a guy like, Dave my coast. Now, we're talking about the fact, you know, where would perfect spots be for guys, and we were going through the Burs, and, you know, thinking about you know, what fits here and DJ LeMay Houston to be the name that we thought. And of course, now he's a Yankee. So that ship has sailed. But like, I told you before we're both Red Sox fans, David I and you the re the Burs made a trade with the Red Sox a couple years ago. It seems like it might have been only a year ago for Tyler thornburg, and we gave up one of the most the loved Red Sox in all of Red Sox nation and Travis Shaw, and he has absolutely blossomed desert. Yeah. His his game has really taken on a whole new level here. And I think of all things that has happened in his career. I think the smooth transition that he had from third second base last year in the second half of the season. And in the postseason was one of the more surprising things. He he moved over gonna say seamlessly because there were some issues, and he he wasn't able to turn to the most effectively. But for the most part that transition for him was really, really smooth. And he really he didn't look like a liability out there. You actually look like he belonged, but this year unless they resign Mike Mushtaq as he was gonna end up being back at third base his his natural position. So I think he's going to beat a lot more comfortable there. But then from the offensive side of the thing he is another guy that can have for power in that lineup. And they they have a lot of those guys and wake on gall onboard. They have yet another one but Shaw is. A pure left handed hitter. He's read there with one of the he's he's right? There is a third baseman in terms of ofensive ability. He strikes out a little bit too much for some people's liking. But for for the most parties is one of the more solid third basement. And and I'm sure as a Red Sox fan, you're not exactly thrilled with that trade. But yeah, early worked out for the brewers definitely not thrilled especially with production or lack thereof from Tyler thornburg, health and otherwise. Yeah. Exactly thornburgh. I'm he he should be back. This you shouldn't. Yeah. They actually just resign him to to actually cheap deal. So that's pretty exciting that we finally get to see him pitch for more than twenty games. No doubt. Yeah. He's going to end up being a decent piece for him. If he can stay healthy. So help me out with Orlando arsia kinda give me the profile and him and what to expect from him. Yeah. So I'm going to start off at his defense because I think when you talk more Landau arsia that's exactly where you need to start. And his defense is probably I would say at this point of his career top five in baseball. He is an elite defender by every definition of the word. There's some place that he can pull off that are just ridiculously good. It was just as often. So it was holding them back from really taking that next step. And then you got to see it all started in Chicago for game one sixty three of the regular season when his office of game really took on a whole life. And he was he started driving the ball. He was hitting balls into gaps. He was his early in the season. He was a guy that he he would swing and you would ask yourself. What is he doing? And then. By the end of the year. He looked like he belonged at the plate. And I'm curious to see if he can make that I'm curious to see if you can bring that over for next year considering that they just got a new hitting coach went from Darnell Coles to Andy Hanes Hanes from the Chicago Cubs. So I'm curious to see if he can if he can bring that over. I'm not exactly the most often mystic, but he showed enough late in the season. That makes you wonder if it was sustainable, and you have the ability with him to be kind of patient because you still have him under control. I mean through our let's say till twenty twenty two so faces something you're allowed to have with him, especially when you have guys around and probably not going to be coming up as fast. I mean, you you probably won't see Bryce terrain until twenty twenty two which is X of the year that he that are finally gets out of our. But there's pieces around him and having the pop around him should protect him in. Allow him to hit better in this line of next year. I would think I would think so too. And the most thing I wanted to mention as well with Travis shots transition. A second base was Orlando CIA's defense in his range at shortstop made travel. Shaw's his role at second base lot easier, and so two shifts, and it really it should not be discounted. How important Orlando RICO was for the brewers defense being as good as it wasn't the infield. Even with a Camember the exact phrasing that one of the brewers called the last year, but it was something along the lines of an office of Lyman or an office of line infield. I should say literally they were so big. Yeah. No, they they were some big boys in there, and they ended up making it work and they came within one game of the World Series. I think one console deserves a lot of credit, but so too is Orlando ours. Yeah. For is defense. So let's before we before we kind of. Shift to the outfield or quick kind of tell me what the job that Craig counsel. Did is it different than what you've seen in years past with other managers or was it was it more like tactical? It was that's a really good question. And it's it's hard to describe exactly the word for the job that Craig counsel did last year. But I would use a word close to masterful. And he had to move around a lot of different options there with one the depth Annable pen, and to the depth that he had throughout the entire lineup, and it seemingly it was a different lineup day in and day out to maximize offenses potential against a specific pitcher and there'd be one day that travel shot. It'd be batting third in the next year be batting seventh and the only two real constants in a lineup were at wanted to with Renzo Canaan Christian yelich after that it was all hands on deck, and you really did not know what to expect coming into the day. But I think is work with the bullpen. And I think you can credit this to one Derrick Johnson who ended up leaving. For the Cincinnati Reds in a lateral move for the pitching coach job as well. As the analytics department with Milwaukee, and that's up and they really delve into in terms of the bullpen, and it really it started with Corbin Bernsen, Brandon Woodruff in Woodruff was a guy that was famously known for the opener and in other scenarios in which they used him creatively. And he ended up pitching four five six innings and being really effective. And then Corbin burns to his ability to come out of the bullpen as rookie prior to that point. He only had about three years of pitching experience in the here. He was pitching in the NFC S mowing down the dodgers lineup or or taking down the Colorado, rocky lab too. I thought the job that he did really wasn't press of and you you can go if we had a lot more time here, I could go even more in depth. But the job he did all around was really really good. And I know some people disagree. But. When you really study it, and when you get to see it from in person on a daily basis, it really is an impressive job, I cry counsel. Yeah. And at the end of the year, I was to the point to where I was like, I don't even think that there's a question who the manager of the year is he did such a good job. I mean, apparently I've heard that it was his idea to move Travis from third to second. So that they could fit everybody and basically help need on this team. And you know, not every manager makes that move. No it. I'm trying to figure out a word this properly. But it it takes a a set of stones to do that. And he could easily been proven way wrong with that. But he won had a data and to. Yeah. The support from both Sean his teammates to pull off. So he ended up doing it in lo and behold it worked out very well for the most part, and he deserves credit for that. This one should be pretty quick. We're gonna talk about the outfield. Ryan Braun is still on this team one of the few holdovers from the two thousands at this point. And actually, I think the only hold over probably right? Yeah. He was the only guy remaining from their last playoff team. She's well he's still on the roster, but you had two additions to this team from the offseason last year. You had Lorenzo Cain patrolling centerfield who's actually under a pretty good contract, in my opinion, at least only never making more than seventy million dollars. But the best contract on this entire roster outside of probably. Hater is. I mean, it's Christian yelich MVP Christian yelich to do ever think prior to the part of the offseason last prior to the season this year that Christian yelich could be the MVP this year. Oh, yeah. I mean, I think we also have come nod in all seriousness, I was huge Christian yelich fan when he was in Miami. And when the brewers acquired him, I was extremely curious to see the package in return and lo and behold, it featured Lewis Brinson at the top and assigned d as and and a few others or as one pitcher in there. I can't remember the specific name off the top of my head. But we're gonna start off at Brinson here. When I saw the Princeton was in it, it made a lot of different amid a lot of sense in the fact that there was a wide belief in the scouting community that he was more of an athlete, and you was baseball player. And there was some doubts whether or not you would actually be able to put together and for the most part so far that has been proof. Even to be correct. I'm not saying that he can't just because you never want to count on a guy like that who so supremely talented and more physically gifted than most people on this earth, but Christian yelich is by all the as I mentioned before with other pieces on the Burs roster elite by every sense of the word. He is a guy that is a franchise changing player. And that is the exact kind of package of the exact kind of player that you want in the fact that one is really good defensively. I don't think that people really look into that with him. I know he's got negative defensive ratings. But when you see him on a daily basis, he's not a bad defender. And then when you talk about his offense of production. He can hit for power his his batting practices are a sight to behold, and this might sound crazy on the surface. But I had a lot of play early players, including aircrafts told me that it was like. Watching each euro in the sense that he was so consistent and hitting the ball further than anybody else in batting practice. And he was able to translate it to the field. And he was able to turn it into one of the best seasons in brewers history and is success. Like that sustainable, I'm not going to say at that level because that would be pretty hard. I don't think. It would be very tough for him to do that. But at the same time, I think he can be a franchise caliber player for a long long time. And you got to remember is in his early twenties. And he's still going still learning his body, and he's still growing into it as well. So I think the arrows gonna continue to point out three he's gonna put up the same numbers. But I think in other aspects of his game he's going to improve Asia's going to be better and better and better which is scary thought for the rest of the league with so much constant whizzing around there. There's only one storytelling platform that helps you keep calm, informed, and inspired flip board. Flipped lord. Curates the world's story. So you can be smarter in your work live and play. Choose from thousands of topics to personalize your foot board and get the latest and the best stories from publishers and experts deliver to you twenty four seven feel like me you like things simple. Try to keep everything. In one spot, flip board is the perfect place for you because you can save with the touch of a button, and you can set your set your likes dislikes. So that shows up get started at. Football dot com. That's flip board dot com. So when I saw that trade the first thing that I thought of was they basically took Lewis Brinson in what they wanted him to be took Brinson and D as in a couple in a pitcher and made got Christian yelich for a lot of years, by the way. It's it's a long con-. He's still under contract for a while. But you took what you wanted Brinson to be in win got it. You got Christian yelich back who basically is top. He was MVP. Like, let's put it that way. I don't even have to say top anything. He was the National League MVP. He can put the ball where everyone's just like you said, the each row comparison is awesome, in my opinion. And he like you said franchise changer. He adds an element to that to this lineup that they didn't have four. There was never a guy on this roster in my opinion that could literally just basically pick a field and put it there, and he adds everything to this team. And I think that was a big boost it was and I can tell you. There is no way the. Brewers would get where they were without Christian yelich. And when they had to pull off that move, David Stearns general manager ended up going to the ownership and said, this is what we wanna do. And we're not gonna only just get this guy. But we're going to get Lorenzo Cain. And when when you make that kind of move for gala Christian yelich, you have to weigh the factor of him having proven big league success versus prospects. No Brinson, Ed some major league experience, but really not too much in prospects for the most part are unknown. While yelich is a guy that's proven that he can be effective at the big league level. And I think that was a move that when they considered all factors was one that they needed to make and for one year, and I think for a lot longer David Stearns is going to be called the general manager that really changed baseball in Milwaukee for a long long time. So we're gonna talk about Lorenzo Cain here in a second. But we're going to kind of deep dive into prospects. If you had to if you had to pick your favorite three outfield prospects in the system, the number one guy that I'm really high on for the brewers would be Corey Ray. He's a guy that as speed in the field. He doesn't exactly have the strongest arm, but he's got upset with his bat. And he's a guy that debris who's in some parts are really high on. And I know that they've had guys or they've had other teams call about him, and he's been rumored in a possible package for Allie, Madison Bumgarner, and from all the things I can gather Bumgarner is not going to end up in Milwaukee. While he's a guy that could make sense because they could really use a top of the rotation arm. I don't think of Bumgarner type is going to be really in their budget at this point. But yeah, I I would say that core raise the number one guy for for me in that firm system. And then I would say the other one would be Tristan lutts. He is a guy. Why that is only twenty years old? And I believe us about six three to ten in that range. And yeah, he's a big boy. He's. I believe he was drafted in two thousand seventeen than wanna sit nails it it. Oh did. I okay. Sweet. Yeah. I'm usually not good with years. But he's a guy that he's got power. And he's got a good arm as well. But the only real concern with him as he strikes out a lot. And I believe if we're going to go with numbers here. I'll say one hundred and forty strikeouts last year. I was on his ship one thirty nine year kill it. Okay. Now, I'm doing real well at this point. So I'm happy with myself. But he's a guy that some people are really high on. And he could also be a trade bait if they don't wanna move a guy like Corey Ray their farm system are released their top thirty is loaded with outfielders, and they have a lot of different flexibility there. So for really looking at their two top outfield prospects, I would say it would be in interest in lots. Then you you we we just talked about Lorenzo Cain a second ago as like I said a Red Sox fan. We look at Lorenzo Cain as Jackie. Junior with a bat if Lorenzo Cain the way Lorenzo Cain patrol centerfield. You don't even have to worry about your left and right fielders in what they do. He patrols so much ground especially in that ballpark to where it's it's like a you become used to it. You you watch it so many times that it's like, oh Lorenzo Cain made that play. That's cool. Yeah. And it's it's funny is I've seen a lot of the Kansas City Royals writers like anti McCullough Ralston Dodd, and and plenty others that have covered that team. Mention the fact how much they took his defense for granted. And how much fun it was to watch a daily basis. So when I get to watch Lorenzo Cain patrol the outfield. It is it's a it's a joy to watch considering how easy he makes it look. And when he first started off in terms of a baseball player was hitting. He was not very good. It took a lot of work in in Ned Jooste said it was a believe in a rust in story that it was his swing was ugly. And you really didn't know how he would be able to make an impact while first off it started with his glove, and then it transitioned into a sneaky good hitter. And he's got the ability. You can see him doing batting practice. I mentioned before how Christian yelich can hit the hit the ball five hundred feet. Like, no problem, Lorenzo Cain. Pride is not at a baseball further than two hundred fifty feet, and he just tries to go the other way with it. And he just tries to hit it in all different sorts of angles is really unique. And I've known Craig counsel is spoken about it too. And it's just it's so unique yet, it makes so much sense considering how Lorenzo Cain is as a player. And I think that was a really really good son, even though Christian yelich fairly overshadows it. So we're gonna get starting pitching here in a second. Just because I know starting pitching is one of the when I look at the roster at least it seems to be one of the bigger holes. Let's talk about my favorite acquisition in the entire offseason. So far. By any team? And I know this is gonna sound really weird that Alexander Claudio deal is amazing. The fact that you didn't have to give up that much to get a reliever like that. And to basically bolster this bullpen, even more is incredible. Yeah. So when the deal was initially made we knew that he was ineffective reliever. And last year. It really wasn't that successful for him. And David Stern says it was a lot of balls finding holes in the infield. And when you look at the numbers, I mean that backs it up there is mother stats are really kinda threw a little damper on that. But he is a guy brewers are clearly high on when you surrender pick that'll be in about the forty number forty overall range. There's clearly reason why they're optimistic and he's a guy that he does not throw very hard at all. He throws in the mid eighties. And he is the ideal complement to Josh Hader, considering the contradictory styles while hater throat. In the mid nineties mid to upper nineties, I should say Heathrow's that soft. It's a really good mix. And I think the bruise really thought that one through and they kind of they bought low on him. And I think this that was a a really smart move by David Stearns in the front office. Well, that's that's the guy that you can buy low on just because the fact that nobody else seemed to be looking at him. And I think the same is going to be said for another Texas reliever and Jose Leclerc later in the season. But we normally talk seven eight nine with bullpens. But I don't think that that would do this bullpen any Justice because it is loaded top to bottom. I mean, you know, everybody talked about the Oakland bullpen last year. And how good that was after the trade deadline. I would take over ending. Yeah. And I would not blame you. I'm gonna mention there. Seven eight nine guys, even though you said you weren't going to, but they're seven eight nine of either Josh Hader, cork naval or Jeremy Jeffress in various different orders because he them all over the place was really really good. And I know they had different struggles with them last year with Jeffers struggling in the playoffs. And I believe a huge reason for that was the fact that he just got tired in in overworked and uncork enable in the mid season was sent down to AAA. And then when he returned he was flat out awesome. But the thing is they had the depth last year. And they're going to be losing two of those guys brand Woodruff in corporate burns be quarter both likely going to the starting rotation. So they ended up Ling at bringing in as you mentioned before Alex Claudio, and then Bobby wall from the Mets, and he might not start off in the major leagues he might. Start off in triple a where he did really well for the Mets last year. But he's a guy that brewers are really high on and his strikeout rate is really really good. I believe struck about Schroeck out about fifteen sixteen batters every nine innings, and he's a guy that they believe can be a difference maker if you channel his command issues, and that's going to be the big issue with them. But from a seven eight nine standpoint and from other standpoints as well with the bullpen. I think there are going to be in very good shape. Always gotta give us out anybody that went to Texas cork, enable obviously Texas Longhorn always excited to watch him. I got I got to. I got I have got to have you. At least put into words the season. Josh hater had. I don't think I've ever seen a better season from reliever, and he had a little controversy in there too. And he's still came back and dominated. Yeah. That was that entire the all star game situation. The unfortunate one happened, right? As we started off in the beat. And that was my first restored is that I had to cover which was not exactly great. But the way the teammates rally around hater in truly believed that he was a changed person was unique. I'm not saying what he did was right? I'm not saying what he said was was correct. I think it was. It was very hurtful in very sad. What he said. But from his ability to dominate on the mound. There was not a hitter really besides Anthony Rizzo that could touch. Him. It was basically when a hitter walked up to the plate against Josh hater, you you did not ask whether or not this guy was going to get a hit. You were asking yourself. Okay. How many pitches is gonna take for this strike out? And that is one of the very few times of ever really thought that yet it was for the most part had held true. And he's ten he's been really really really good. And as you mentioned earlier in this. He's under contract cheaply. And he's just the brewers window right now with guys Christian yelich in hater in other players signed cheaply their windows gonna be off for quite a while. It's the biggest window in the National League in my opinion. You know, and you you you're getting it at the exact right time because I think we at least for people scouts and everything else. We think this Padres windows gonna start around twenty twenty two and that'll that'll I'm sure they'll go back and forth for years to come. But hater, in my opinion, was a guy that if you had MLB. TV? And you heard that he was on the mound. You had to flip over to the Burs game. He was absolute must see TV because he just blew people by and he was only in there for like innings at a time. And then he course, he infamously had the the huge game where he seemed like he struck out a million in one appearance, but I I love watching ater pitch. Yeah. He's he's a guy that and I mean, I don't have to considering that I like cover the brewers. But if I had to pay to go to a game, and I had to choose which one and I knew Josh air was as fact going to be pitching that game. I would go and watch that game. Just because I think hitter is one of the few pitchers relief pitchers. I should say that would pay to go watch pitch because he's that good. It's so hard to find guys like that. When you're reliever, that's like, hey, you know, watch this. But he's got it. Let's go to starting pitching in will finish off with this kind of help me out with the starting pitching. It's kind of a island of misfit toys. It seems like yeah. It's besides the the the second base position. I would say this is probably one of the more. Big or it's got more question marks than than other aspects of this team in that mud saying that doesn't have the town because it certainly does the only reason that has question Marx's because these guys for the most part are unproven starters, and they are scheduled going with at least three guys who are going to be in their first or second year Corbin burns is going to be moving to the rotation that it was a hundred percent happening. Brian Woodrow, he was really good in in the postseason last year pitching in either Ford five six innings, and then FREDDY Peralta, who's another young guy. They ended up getting the trade from for Adam Lind in Seattle. And it's turned out to be one of the best deals or most. It was one of the better under the radar deals at Stearns mate. And then you also have Jimmy Nelson returning from injury in whether to be seen if you can return in the bullpen or rotation or if he could even return one hundred percent healthy, and there's optimism from him in separate. He's going to be able to do. So it would not shock me. If the brewers just so they can possibly maximize as window of contention looked to bring in Wade Miley. If the market is not satisfactory to what he's seeking. And that would not shock me considering the that he ended up having to settle for a minor league deal last year. And there could be some teams at believed that his last year was a fluke. I'm not saying that was because his he was one of the more surprising arms last year for the brewers in considering how effective it was. He added he added some pitches in the added some different little tweaks to it that really allowed him to be effective. So as the birds are able to bring him back. I think that'd be a huge victory in their in their back pocket, but I don't necessarily think that is the most necessary move considering that all works out. And it's a big if considering how many pieces are with as I said before with Woodruff. Peralta burns and Nelson. If they can I'll return and be productive starters at in good shape. Yeah. And in a time to where everybody seems to be misreading their market, whether it'd be Mike miss dacas last year or Manny Machado, trying to basically blow himself up and think that he's worth three hundred fifty million. And now it's gonna wind up being around broadly to fifty to eighty I wouldn't be surprised if Wade Miley signs for Tepe, you know, and why wouldn't you come back to a place that you had success? Yeah. And I think he would love it. I believe they mutual interest between both sides, and the only thing that I can see possibly, and I'm Amador disc-. I'm gonna put a huge disclaimer on this possibly see keeping mile out of Milwaukee would be the fact that they changed pitching coaches and with Johnson going to Cincinnati as mentioned before and having Chris hook comeback because both with Miley Johnson, those get along very well. L, and he is widely credited for revitalizing revamping mile his career. So I could see that possibly being a reason. But I think for the most part with the amount of the roster. That's returning in how well that he's fit with his team either way my comeback here in a heartbeat. So give me one name in this Burs system, pitching wise that you're excited about oh gosh. That's the thing is they really at this point. Besides the young guys that with with Corbin burns with Peralta and Woodrow, I don't think they have anyone that has a decent shot of making an impact this year. But if I had to go with one arm it would end up being a guy like Zac Brown. And he is a guy that is similar in some aspects to Corbin Bernsen, I know those to talk quite a bit and they're pretty friendly. But Zac Brown is a guy that they are very very very high on. He's got a really good fastball and above average curveball as well. And I believe the cubs drafted him in the thirty eighth round last year. And he was just a guy that continue to get better. And the Bruce ended up giving him a bottle four hundred thousand dollars signing bonus after the twenty sixteen draft. And he is a guy that is is continuing to develop is getting better. I don't know necessarily whether or not us going to make an impact this year. But I think in future seasons. He's got a shot to be I I don't want to say Corbin burns potential or anything. But I think he has a shot to be pretty effective pitcher with his team. So this isn't a team that I would think would be chasing starting pitching. Like big starting pitchers of his all the bigwigs are out of this place. But no chance Dallas Kyko ones up in Milwaukee. Right. Yeah. I would say extremely unlikely. I don't think they're going to be actively seeking to give out a a lengthy lucrative multi year contract to guy like Dallas or any of these guys. Yeah, you're not the nets or the angels. You don't dispense. Stupid money or. Yeah. Same with the Phillies to they're going to be spending some stupid. Oh, yeah. That was a quote that was the quote of the year right there. Yeah. No. I if I was a reporter that got that one. I would have been doing some jumping jacks. All right. Tell the public where they can find you and kind of what you've got going on. Yeah. So you can follow me on Twitter at by Robert Murray, and you can find me on the dot com. I cover the brewers and in also on Twitter. I do a lot of different national coverage in a report sanding, and trades and all sorts of good stuff. And I have a a lot of good. I have a lot of fun with that. So if you're interested in that kind of stuff feel free to follow me on Twitter. So I think we're gonna have a lot of names at the same rate when we come down to this. I have at number one. I actually have a breakout star. It takes a lot of talent a lot of stuff to have a lower era Coors than you do on the road cow free number one for me. Twenty eighteen star Waqar Bieler number two Clayton Kershaw three Madison. Bumgarner number four and Kirby Yates coming in at number five from San Diego a little bit of an honorable mention to analyst newbie, Luke weavers Grinky and then kenley Jansen. That's a that's a solid list in the bottom. There is a little surprising either. I didn't have Caribbean. Mine. We have a similar one though I've walked Bill number one. I mean, the kids just nasties twenty four years old. He throws hundred miles an hour. He's got devastating. You know? I'll I'll I'll say in quotes off speed stuff because he's still throws a ninety. You know is movement. Sick. He's like twenty four years old. Like, I was saying he's going to be around for a long time. He's going to be the next Kershaw when asked her Shaw gets older. So he's number one. Number two. Kyle Freeland the kids in absolute stud. He does not get rattled. That's one of my favorite things about him. He could give up a leadoff home runs and strike up next. Twenty doesn't care. He pitched excellent in the playoffs. He in the wildcard game. Specifically, he does have a lower Yarra at home, of course field which is almost impossible compared to his away. So that's why haven't number two number three. Clayton Kershaw is a legend. He's a hall of fame pitcher. He's arguably the best dodgers digital time. Obviously co. Faxes there. But he's he's unbelievable. Especially doing in today's day and age. So I'm always going to have in my top three number four is teammate. It's kenley Jansen yellow been off year this year. I mean when your heart is all messed up, and you're out hospital procedures that's going to happen. But when he came back he was strong out. I'll take the playoffs out are they gonna sprinting a precedent? How it was able to battle all that. It was end to come in any came back. Then he then he got off it again. He wasn't the then he came back again in the dodgers were a mess without him. They were like one in eight at one point in a ton of Ben problems like four blown saves on row any really anchored it down. So having him at four the only reliever there for majors because of how much of the study is number five split. It's got Zack Ranki who is Mr. every other year. It seems like every year is all star year in they kinda struggles here in there and mad bull who I mean a couple of years ago. You would say he was better than Kershaw as the best pitcher in the world clutch. Yes. Ho season. Yes. Having trouble staying. On the field right now. So I got him at five. Well, you guys have your notes in front of you. Well, yeah, we're we're at home or at work. So yeah. Well, you know, when you're when you're dealing with time zones. It's kind of tough to you know. Take it easy. That's partially my fault. I assume everyone's on the Pacific, you know, on my time zone wherever I might be living, and that's like three different time zones, and you know, three different times of the year. So, you know, it's always different. But okay. So I think number one I think we kind of agreed is Walker. Bueller? Guys. Just even time at a Vanderbilt, you know, he was just absolutely incredible. So he's a he's for sure number one definitely twenty nine going to be a good year for him. You know, and I think on my number two is gonna be. Is got to be a mad bomb. I think he's got to make a case for himself this year. And and again, I I'm making my list based on what we should expect them twenty nineteen. And I think you're gonna see a Hungary, Madison. Bumgarner to to either. Maybe put the giants back on the map to where you know. Maybe he shred up trade deadline, the make some moves, you know, two. Maybe sure up. Sure up whatever they might be missing. But I just don't see them being a a postseason team. But they got they got a lot of good talent. They got a lot of veteran talent. And so I think mad bombs gonna come out hungry. He's gonna have a good year three. I mean, a kenley Jansen. I mean, you guys. I mean, you pointed it out was. You went through, you know, all his heart stuff and was on the DL off the deal. And it just was he was always dealing with something and even at his best. It wasn't his elite best. And I just think when all his health is good hearts good. Everything's good. He's gonna be he's he's one of the elite pitchers in a back end of a rotation of any of any team in the league. So he's definitely got my three four Clayton Kershaw. Yeah. Clayton kershaw. I mean, he's no. Yeah. Yeah. And and I'm not knocking him. He should be a one two three guy. I absolutely. I just think in my list, I think he just lived down because it's I'm going off expectation for twenty nineteen and he's just one of those guys. That's always consistent always pretty much there. Even when he's coming off, the D L or or whatever whatever he's got going on. He's just he's just that consistent pitcher that that consistent ace in your rotation. And and I I just you just can't get more reliable than Clayton Kershaw. And then when he hit into the postseason, you know, he found success these this past postseason. So who knows maybe he actually comes out, you know, hungry like mad bomb and gets a ring for the dodgers. And and kinda. No, it's kinda put that team on back with locker aiding his side. And I think that will be good. And then my number five for sure I gotta I gotta represent my my my other duck here, Tyler Anderson. I don't think his contribution. That Coors field are. As notified as they should not, you know, it's graveyard for pitchers, and he kinda gets lost in that. But he's very solid man young guy. And he just said a former doctor who knows what he's doing just like Vanderbilt gas produced. Good schools. Certain baseball schools are better than others in going. It was good. I mean, MandA belts. You know, one of the top if not the top. Yeah. And I think that might be a my only bias pick of all the pictures I've chosen thus far. But I honestly think you know, the with his funky delivery to the way he's pitched at Coors field, but even more so away from Coors field. As a three four guy in a rotation. Like, he's not even the best guy the rotation. And they're still in the hunt for the playoffs the past three years with with him on the back end of that bullpen. So he's for sure solid three four guy. You know at times, he's a one two guy. You know, he goes through, you know, the mid months really, strong, generally, if you look at his numbers, but I just I just think he's he's he should be more noted for that Colorado starting rotation than than than he gets credit for because he is he's an absolute work animal is his workhorse and he up innings for that for that Rockies team. And so I think that's I think you expect a lot of good things from him in twenty nine as well. You know moving forward. So. Yeah. I mean, he's a solid tech in good explanation because I was gonna ask why you picked him and not even on the bias far to solve pick. But awesome. How how come Kirby gates? I mean, there's a lot of big names is the vision. A lot of veteran names. You look at the mad bums grant keys, jinxing Kershaw, them wise. Scurvy Yates, your number five in in in a pretty competitive division. But he competitive division. You know? I mean, I basically right for the Padres at this point. And so I get a lot of Kirby Yates. What we're what I'm doing? With Kirby aids is I'm putting him out there. Because I know he's going to be a target at the deadline this year. He's not going to retrieve the same stuff that Brad handed last year. But still had an excellent year was still great for the Padres organization. I think that he was the most valuable pitcher on that entire roster last year. Well, what if what if be Padres end up going to get Machado or getting a big name superstar? And now they're looking to compete. You know, that's another mess. Another valuable PCH is just such a good piece to have on your roster. I don't even know if he's going to be a trade deadline piece. You know, 'cause I don't know which way the Audrey is are gonna finish out this this off season, you know. Yeah. This all season is interesting because the big fish are still in the market with Machado in Harper. And with Harper having rumors to you know, you know, in one team in Philadelphia Machado had some rumors at two for a little bit. But it looks like, you know, Harper over Manu there with the Padres. They have a couple of things they've been linked to Machado recently. They are that mystery teen or some say they are. And I think the other side of it is you know, if they will get Chano they attach he's coming up. And then all these thoughts. The rumor recently has been Mahia four J T real Nudo. That's a good straight. Yeah. It's. A good giant. If you want to win now too good trait because you have a guy in real needle for this year next year, if you if you can extend them great, and then all of a sudden, it's like while they got real new they got Manny, they got tattoos. They have become interest to players to players on that on that Padres team. Completely changed the outlook of their season and a in a very competitive division because the Debashish are going to be a little bit down this year. You know, we're not sure what we're gonna get from Robbie Ray. Or or any of the guys I need to step up even cranky for twenty nineteen. You know, we'll we'll see what we get out of them. But I just think they can divisions already coming from petted of enough with you know, with the dodgers in the in the Rockies. So you know in the giants might be a team. That's just going to be sneaky good. So we'll we'll see what happens. I just think if the Padres go and get rail mood to from from Miami. I honestly think they should go get Machado and they're that secret team. And I think Machado to San Diego kind of open. Nhs opens the door for maybe some other guys that have fear to play knob ballpark. So maybe maybe if they signed Machado they can sign a maybe Google or something to sure up that rotation and bam now you've got a contender team out of the Padres. That might have just came out of nowhere last minute in the offseason eleven all stars with some of those names on it. But not actual nineteen. And that's all I think we'll be good business. Nodal slack. We have an injury like, you know, injuries. You sort of slow coming back. Not stay healthy is just get back into swimming. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. His spring training essentially is is extended. Like, you say that's what I like to say. When guys get her up themselves. You know, the beginning part of the year longer. They just a longer road to recovery. And and I think end of the year you saw kinda were mad bomb. Definitely sat. So yeah, exactly. There's one name on my list that's not on y'all's Lewis. And he's not even on my top five is more mile. Honorable mentions. Dave knows this. I'm a huge, Luke Weaver guy. I think Luke has awesome stuff Weaver. He's I do's got great stuff. I think it changes scenery not being in Saint Louis to where you have all this pressure on you at all times being in that market where you have guys that have come through like Chris carpenter. Adam wainwright. You had a guy like Michael start up and have a great year this year. You also have flame thrower, Jordan, Hicks piney. There's no longer that. You can learn from that Grinky, and you can have an awesome year this year. I think Luke's going to excel in Arizona this year. Yeah. I agree. I think Luke is is not only just a good good person off the field. I had the luxury to play with him on the collegiate team team team USA. So I mean, he's just got a good head on his shoulders guy works, you know, works at his tail off. And yeah, he's got leads stuff. You know? I mean, when he first came up everyone was trying to blow away, you know, him been a little bit under size to the main mainstream media. I guess you could say and him being able to to throw the cover off the ball and be able to spend it the way he does. Diamond bass got a lot of good value. And so we'll we'll see here. I think I think the grantee mentor ship might help. But I don't know how much mentor ship. You know, a lot of guys like drinking have who are coming off maybe down here and might be a little bit more focused on himself. But he might be a good guy to watch, you know, spring training, you know, his work ethic and stuff. So there's always something you can pick up on those veteran guys for sure so. Yeah. I mean, you can always you can always learn from afar or even if it's maybe not in their face some guys at the silent leaders. I mean, anyone this played sports knows that sometimes the best player team. Maybe isn't the most local player on your team. Ryan Zack rinky doesn't strike me as the most vocal guy in the world. But lead, by example, type person. I mean, I mean cola hockey reference way Patrice Bergeron, you know, better. I mean the best defensive forward league. No doubt, you know. And you know, it's very silent foot lead. By example, weren't that? They can just you know, how hard you work in guys can do that. And I know that being a younger guy on world younger here. I mean goal. I'm sure you're going to be, you know, watching from a foreign tickets in those dudes, absolutely, absolutely. And that's what I'm saying is I I'm kinda referencing a little bit into insight. What I might do is. You know, I'm an be, you know, ear to ear with, you know, say Aaron Aaron Ola, but you know, I can watch from far what how he goes about his business and stuff. So I think, you know, just being, you know, a bigly camp with with the guys like with, you know, the have the stature that. Lanky does I think that's just gonna pay a lot? They off a lot watching from a far. Maybe he gets a little bit more tutelage. And we we know we might know a little bit more behind Grinky. If if he if Luke comes out and says, hey, drinking, you know, helped me out a lot with this. So maybe he is a good behind the scenes guy. You know, you just you just don't know every team is a little different. You're going to new organization. You don't wanna be the guy. That's I feel like you don't wanna be the guy that is saying too much or asking to much. So, you know, I guess we'll see we'll see I think Lucian. It'd be on a great situation. Again, change of scenery is gonna pay out pays dividends. And I think he's going to be an elite force for them at least early in the back end of the rotation. I'm sure he'll be on the front part of that towards the later half of the year. Millie gone that rotates and his Robbie Ray. I mean, nobody mentioned robbery and their top-five coming off is your, you know, you lose Patrick Corbin somebody in that rotation is going to have to step up, its just plain and simple. If they're going to do anything this year even be respectable somebody has to back Greg up. Whether that'd be Luke whether it be Robby somebody's going to have to do it. Yeah. I mean, the whole the whole team the whole pitching staff is gonna is going to have to take that one step forward. And I think Robbie Ray with the year. He had he's gonna come back is gonna come come out strong. And you know, what the confidence he he ended the season with last year. So I think it's a lot of good things. Good good vibes around him. And you know, and again Grank is the ace of that staff right now. And I think there's a lot of things that he feel like a lot of people are looking at him to make it step forward as well. So I think there's a lot of good things that could be happening with with that rotation. But again like you said everyone needs to take a step forward. And Robbie Ray might be the guy that they're gonna lean on the most. Yeah, they might not in the most. And you know, we're not talking about the lineup yet in batters. Which is you know, spoiler that's coming soon later for us, but they also less Paul Goldschmidt. So how you got Luke? You know, it it is it that's a big part lineup that you miss. So to have a guy like that be out of there. You know, everyone in lineups gonna take a step up everyone steps up once about rotation. So it'll be interesting to see how they go with it. But they're interesting seeing their bubble team for me. I feel like how they were with how Colorado was last year. We thought they could it really could do. Well. But you know, everyone's got take that next step in, you know, Anderson Freeland, they all did that will save Arizona. Can do the same right? Yeah. I completely agree. It's great being on should the boy sometimes. Well, you have been on the show since you got invited to spring training. So I mean, we told you before the show but congrats on making making a spring training invite. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you guys. I'm excited to go to camp. And you know, like, we we're talking about, you know, Luke, you know, how he's got to take a step forward. Maybe learn from ranking or something, you know, I'm gonna hopefully take a few pages out of the rotation this pastures book and kind of watch out. We'll ask is, you know, Nola, even even get back into the swing things with high cough when I talked to him at the end of last season. Sorry, I'm thrown I now, but that's the greatest thing ever has like sound. I think he's throwing baseball club. Yup. But yeah, no. I think these are going to be great. And you know, I'm really sorry to kind of pick the brain of a couple of our starters. And who knows maybe we do get Dallas kaikal, and I get to kind of, you know, spit ball with him a little bit about, you know, what it's like to attack hitters from from a guy that, you know, gets a lot of ground. Ball outs gets a lot of guys, you know, out with induced. Contact and which is kind of where I sit in terms of my pitch ability. So again, I'm going to take a step forward to this year. And I'm excited to kinda get us know some of the guys that I didn't meet last year. So it'll be fun. Yeah. Nuts. It will be fun. And we're looking forward to it. And we'll be thought along and everything like that quick question. Do you got air pods in right now? Oh, absolutely though, the biggest flex of the year is Cohen calling from breakfast. Throwing with his air pods in throwing probably ninety miles down the pipe right now. Alternate motels. If we don't bump that up and tell everybody on the what we're doing this. This is just catch play right now. We're just we're just having a little catch play so nice little afternoon here over at LA brea high school shout out to John southern you know, the head coach that I'm playing catch with right now. No, I had I had to do it. You know? But you know, I didn't you know? I love coming on the show and talk and talk and baseball with you guys. I mean, it's it's really harmless to be able to just talk the best sport in the world in my honest opinion. Mike. Hey might be slow to some people. But I mean, this is the best in the world. So the fact that we get to come on once a week and and baseball, that's that's all I care about. So that's going to be it's fun for me.

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"ID SPN Elaine Mason in Ireland. We got so much going on today. Lakers LeBron makes his debut last night. They lose at Portland and LCS game number six tonight in Milwaukee. We'll have that game for you here on ESPN LA seven, ten. The Rams on Sunday will play at San Francisco. They are six and looking to make it seven. Oh, can you imagine a tell you what if you look at their schedule at San Francisco, completely winnable game should win, should win there. You know, that's a that's a battle between student in pupil with Kyle Shanahan member. How good the game was there last year, like was forty one thirty nine one night on a Thursday monument. Fifty one forty. Nine. Super, super cool. So you got San Francisco. You got Green Bay at home than at New Orleans home to Seattle, and then Kansas City in Mexico City, Kansas City in Mexico City that is going to be right now. I would say that's game of the year material, right in Mexico. Wish that was in Coliseum, but I'm I'm trying to angle my way to Mexico City for them. I've never been to Mexico City either. I haven't either. I hear it's like a million miles everywhere else. It makes you altitude sick. So here's you've been saying Todd, Gurley MVP Todd, Gurley MVP I've been saying, I think Jared Goff is gonna win. I said at the beginning of the year, girly is on an unbelievable run. Get this. He is on pace on pace for sixteen hundred sixty one rushing yards. Twenty four rushing TV TD's twenty three hundred twenty all purpose yards and twenty nine TD's overall he had twenty last year now I don't think he's going to score twenty nine touchdowns but I think he's got a chance to surpass twenty. I do it. I think that you're gonna find that when more and more teams play, the Rams are gonna wanna take away. These really inventive passing game game plans that McVeigh comes up with. And that's when you Pat him with girly, which is why I think early is going to win MVP. You know, the other gotta look out for Melvin Gordon yet overlords numbers charge rate your chargers. The San Diego Chargers can run the ball low, but they also got that take the ball and run it back running. You know, here's a nut it on that. So NFL owners. Apparently at the NFL owners meetings at league meetings, they're concerned about the viability of the chargers. Originally. They thought they were going to generate four hundred million dollars in personal seat licenses. Instead it's looking more like one hundred fifty million in seat licenses, revenue cry. But here's the thing. The chargers signed a twenty year lease, and they will not be let out of that. So they are free to leave, although think about who would ultimately decide to let them out stand. Yeah, but stan's part of the revenue model for stand right in building the stadium is having a second team. They didn't get out any deal ever release a car you wanted to get out of and get out of days dean Spanos, Al Davis, no, but you'd have to sue the league to leave. I I wouldn't necessarily if it's a complete unmitigated disaster, the legal get involved. And it sounds like there's possibility. It's complete unmitigated disaster. I know when I was over at the I guess they call it the showroom or the demo room or whatever it is. When you go look at the new stadium, the Rams stadium, I did buy personal seat licenses for the Rams. It's it's like they're all these places where they're doing a sales pitch in. It's really impressive. They were all Rams fans. There were no charger fans. They're looking to buy personal seat licenses, and it's hard to imagine that they're going to be able to sell personal seat licenses for the whole stadium. The way the Rams are the Rams every seat is a personal c. license. Yeah, the chargers. I can't imagine. They're going to sell that many personal seat licenses say really dramatically apparently already talked about doing yeah, which they're marking there in London this week, right? Yeah, they're in London. Okay. They've been pretty good. Apparently. I don't know. I don't follow the sandy four games in a row. Rivers is having a good year Gordon seventy Goodyear. A lot of people think they're Super Bowl. Contender. A New England still looks like the team to beat to me. Well, New England after that. And I, you know, flip a coin, I think if New England place, Kansas City, let's face it in the AFC championship game. I was ending Sunday. It'll be alright. Yeah. Did you see by the way that the NBA is now going to allow players out of high school to sign. And to play in the g. league, yes, for one hundred twenty five grand which isn't chump change. It used to be. You go for thirty five grand now have this fasttrack, but I'll just ask. Okay. If you're an elite high school player? Yep. Veers Zion, Williamson? Yep. Better to take the one twenty five and go to the g. league or could've Duke or Kentucky? Well, I mean, it sort of depends on well. First of all, the big thing is it depends on whether or not you want to go to college, not everybody wants to go to college. My ultimate goal is to go to the NBA, but I'm just specifically talking about if I know if I go to college, I'm only going for one year. Do I go higher trainer? Go to the g. league, get paid one twenty-five, screw school, or do I go for one year of the college experience get to play in the tournament, get coached up by coach k. or Calipari what's a better option better option is still to go to college. I think so Tetter still, but and you get that experience that you never get back. But if you don't get the grades, if you don't have any interest in it, I don't grade, they'll get you in. I mean. But sad, they'll get you in no matter. Wedges. Just don't wanna go through the charade of seeing because you gotta stay eligible. Right? But it used to be. I don't know if it's the same way or not, but UCLA's on a quarter system. So if you, let's say you're Lonzo ball or guy that's only going one year, right. Okay. You basically had to go to school in the fall. You have fall winter and spring quarters. Okay. You go to school in the fall for three months? Yup. September October. Not even September. They started UCLA start October first, October, November, December, right. You pass those classes. You get to three classes. You take three pass fail classes. Sure. Pass them k. yeah, now you're into winter quarter k, which starts in January, which you don't even need to finish. It's January, February, March k.. Let's you just never show up. You don't even go to class. Yeah, team gets all the way to the championship game. You just say, I'm dropping out. Yeah, it's just it's so sure. It's a sham. It's a sham Macher at she has my clan, Tony, a sham mockery. Yeah, I look. I don't think everybody is necessarily cut out for college, nor do they want it right. Some people just want to and you know they're going to be athletes high school kids who say, you know what? One hundred twenty five thousand dollars. Tracy McGrady yesterday safe. You had to do all over again. He would just turn pro. He didn't want to go to college right at no of done the hundred and twenty-five because you're getting coaching getting. He said he would. Here's my question. If you sign with somebody. You go into, who do you play with the other g. league guys? No, no. But I'm saying like, okay, I'm Zion. Williamson. I wanna declare for the g. league, which team do I go for? You go to any team you want. And then I think you go back into the draft is how I think it would work. You know, it'd be interesting is if you wa guess this is the problem that the NBA runs into if you decided, okay, Zion, Williamson were willing to pay you more to get your NBA rights. Yeah, that's a well. You remember the Larry Bird got drafted by the Celtics before his senior year of college. Right? 'cause they said we want to have his rights and why does that happen anymore? Because most kids just say, give me the money. I'm not going back to college, so they declare for the draft even though you've already drafted him yet. But I'm just saying like, oh, I against it. Yeah. Yeah, you can't draft. For example, you can't draft a fourteen year old saying, we're, we're banking on in four years. Stay college junior? No, he has to declare for the draft. Okay. That's how they fixed it. Right. I think it's a good solution. I think it's a good inbetween Steph and you know, it puts in all quiet on the on the lavar front. It kind of puts his little j. b. l. thing out of business out of business. Yeah, because now they're paying real money and your socio now who's the youngest ball brother? Not gel mellow yet gives him something to do right. Lamelo can go for the one, Johnny. Five, right? Yeah. And that would make perfect sense for him. Liangelo hasn't gotten a bite on the g. league. Jello. Yeah. No, he's not good enough. Yeah. I mean, he's got to go back to Lithuania, I think, oh God or Europe somewhere FU jeez, ugly, proof proof. John that the dodgers are gonna win tonight proof. Yes. You know, until the game start history, John. Oh, God. History repeats itself explain the next high. So I said, I have proof. The dodgers will win tonight game six and LCS in Milwaukee. I don't know how that possible. What is this proof? So the dodgers. Since okay, the team that takes a three two series lead in the baseball playoffs in history, seventy percent of the time. They win that series. Forty two eighteen the dodgers have a five and one series record when they're leading three, two in the best of seven. You know what the one is. Well, the one is nineteen fifty. Two World Series house wasn't last year dodgers five one series. When leading three, they were down down and they like him. So that would been Debbie more proof of your theory. Yeah. The Astros are up three two and one nugget. The other way, a Wade mile is going to start one nugget the other way. Hundred and ru Christian yelich Curtis Granderson and Brian Braun have got home, runs against rule in their in their careers. What's interesting about that is Curtis Granderson who everybody kind of snickered grabbed handyman. There's something about Curtis Granderson that everybody loves. My only was here. He'll always be on a postseason roster somewhere this year Milwaukee. Last year here seems like forever ago the Curtis Granderson the Grandi man was here annoying fans. Yeah, trying to coup is the Grandi man of this year for the dodgers free? No, no, no, no. I mean, the guy that annoys people the most, the guy that you dread seeing in the game, the guy who's like I'm done with this guy, whoa. Who they're mad at dramatic. It's Chatto. They hate Machado Machado's hidden. Yeah. Who's the guy like in other words, Pedro Byas was that I was glad, and by the way, Pedro bias has. Been fantastic. Scott Alexander is that guy. He didn't make the postseason roster. So you're talking about the guy that you wouldn't want in correct guy. You don't want in Grendel. Grendel. Grondahl has become the bad guy in this series. Yeah, and it's too. He's a very comes in something wrong must have happened. What's what's funny is he is already because he didn't interview when I wasn't here on this show. He's on our banned list. We had previously correct. Is that right? Yeah, he's absolutely man. He was terrible, awful. We band jasmine green doll, so no band players. Would you say Greg as migrant dollars the he has taken over for Pedro. Baya's. Trifled? Yeah, gates insane. I've never seen a major league catcher have that much trouble. Literally giveaway runs in game one of the series because you look at Kershaw Kershaw didn't pitch while he didn't make his pitches. He didn't have the hook the way had it in in game five, but. He Curtis or. Yes, minding rebel was one of the big reasons. Was anyone else currently on the ban list on the show except for grand all? Yes, Todd mcshay. He's banned Brian Windhorst Wayne Nour's. Yeah, that's a mutual divorce. Yes. Mostly my fault money. Anybody else. Dave mcmenamin oh, David, meta man. That's a light bits, a loose man. We could lift that at any moment. Although mcmenamin always this. Yeah. Not once twice. I'm sure I don't think that he always gets upset when we say he's to. Yeah, but you'll get a text from Dave saying we band. No, he doesn't care really try and trust me. He doesn't care. Why do we band Windhorst when Greg yelled at Greg for seeing he something, he said something that got aggregated, and I said, I asked him to come on because of the agregation. Here's my view, takes himself really seriously. Yeah. Decide generally don't get along with people who take themselves really seriously because I don't. I try not to take anything seriously when Sodano does it. Oh, yeah. Hates that by the way. Good play it more speaking of plankton. Apparently Mario has done a promo surrounding the dunk. Oh, did you have on your screen? I haven't on my screen here is this is the new Mario Ruis creation based on the LeBron dunks from last night, Steve Mason, John Ireland. This I'm not heard heard this LeBron James, I did it Justice basket is a Laker stolen. Look on a breakaway. Then the first basket of his career is that. Mason and Ireland. And back and forth here up and down the other one. To John. That was great. In Ireland, Hugh them weekdays from noon to three pm on ESPN LA seventeen. That is very well done. Thank you or Kris knows Mario. Wait here comes comes Christopher update. One of my favorite people in the world, Chris Morales. Now, did you hear the morning show this morning where we ask for you to give us thank you because we feel that we have influenced you to make great radio calls like this. So the promos great. Wait for the morning, show version where we do a play by play with you. Okay. But does that mean it just means we're very happy that John has had. I don't wanna use the word step up because Johnson amazing. He leads the show. Yes rightfully yeah, he does. So we are very. I'm just along for the ride. We are very excited that that the the, the passion, the energy that you can hear on that radio call. We enjoy those. You're taking the morning show actively being excited about LeBron scoring his first real basket. Yeah. Literally the only people in the world who think LeBron's first basket is a Laker happened in San Diego our morning. I just wanted to point out by the big morning morning, show guy. I know it's your favorite show. Keyshawn it is now, you know, we obviously we the Netherlands sport show in l. a. Mason in Ireland and they are the number two sport show in Los Angeles. Can you imagine the Armageddon that will happen? Just all the work I have to do if we ever have to change that change makes you think change what that we're the number one show Chris hinting that we will not be the number one show forever. That's not true. You never know. You kidding me. Have a great weekend bliss. Yeah, see, there's Christopher Ellis. You know what he is. He's an agitated. He just tries to agitate you spend sizes in bits. It's not just thing. He educates everybody liked the big fight between me. And George started by Chris? Yeah, but you have to be willing to be agitated. That one got me. I'm never going to take the bait again. Yeah, that's not. You will tomorrow. Yeah, just the next time somebody does anything, hey, don't forget to thirty fifth row Fridays. If you've been listening all week long, there is a question about each day of the show. If you've been listening, you will know, hey, is this true? But good finish your thought. Fifth row seats to the October twenty fifth game versus the Denver Nuggets and autographed basketball chairman's club passes. That's VIP launch where all the stars go plus a super cuts gift card. We will have five questions at two thirty today. If you can answer them, all you will be in the fifth row for a Lakers game. Fifth row Fridays brought to you by super cuts, save time, checking online. Let super cuts get you game ready. This from miles Simmons who covers the Rams Greg's arline today quote, we're good. Gut kicks in, feel good, feel confident. Now I just have to go execute on Sunday. Oh, is that he's back roster? Santos, like leg Tron being in there as a weapon, huge weapon. I will feel much better. I was nervous every Cairo. Santos missed one field goal, Sam thick and missed field goal to the guy before that it was fun. I just thinks her line to great, great, man. Yeah, he's he's like this in the game and really put you. They if the number starts with a five come in and say, fifty, nine yard field goal. I think he's making give it a go. He meet fifty six off the dirty. So raiders. Yup. Coming up. Next jarrow, Maury, general manager of the Houston Rockets wearing a suit isn't just for job interviews anymore. It's a lifestyle and HP the new line of men's suiting only at Saks. Fifth, as p is modern, shooting designed for your active lifestyle. Elevate your student game with HP shop online to find a store near you at Saks Fifth dot com. Hey, what's up? It's a gigantic day LeBron made his Lakers debut last night in spectacular fashion. Lehman brings the ball in the placers of twelve seconds to shoot stolen Brian breakaway in the first basket of his career. Is that top. Is that brings the crowd to its feet, and there's an answer to a trivia question, what brands I bucket a spectacular dunk in the motive centre. Here's Lillard coming the other way with the no. Brian, they're going back and forth here up and down the other one. In the building. In the first quarter blazers, Brian announces his presence with a thirty that was fun. Yeah. Yeah, and the games are much more entertaining. Now you'll you'll see tomorrow night. If you go, you'll see it and, and I know that we're giving away tickets of some some upcoming while we did give away tickets all day yesterday to are the game tomorrow night to really looking forward to it. I'm glad people are. I mean, there were a lot of Laker fans in Portland, but tomorrow night. It'll be like tons of them by the way. The Daryl Morey is gonna join us in fifteen minutes. He says the rockets have a slow bus. He said, our buses slow. They're taking their time. Apparently hope hopefully you're staying. I don't know where this. Yeah. No, I don't know. Probably not. So Daryl's going to join us here in just a couple of minutes. I wanted to duck in this dodgers game six tonight, brewers versus the dodgers in Milwaukee. Got some more nuggets here that are interesting. Facing Wade, Miley tonight memory faced one batter in game? Yeah, big of him. Subterfuge is what it was the off of Wade Miley in terms of the dodgers and their success. Matt camp has two career home runs versus Miley Puig Machado Grondahl in freeze each have a home run against my Lee in their careers and be ready a lot of bullpen tonight because Wade Miley actually Wade Miley give them five hundred. Third, he was that that's the start of the gave them the most innings. Your suggest that that was an anomaly. I mean, he pitched way better in that game. Then he then he pitched all year. I think the dodgers can get to this guy. There's no, they can't get to this guy. I don't know the dodgers have gotten to this point and Greg, you know this, it is last year felt so much easier than this year. I feel like we're up three two. Two and we should be down three to the way that we've been playing. They should be down three two, they came back, they've been behind the whole series. Well, they didn't only start hitting in the seventh inning and beyond. It's so the first five, six innings. They can't get anything across. Then all of a sudden they come back against the bullpen. So yes, it feels that way. But you're basically having another bullpen games and now you've seen all of the mole times three four times gonna be tonight. If you see something like Sewri already been out there three times, you know, Jefferson has been out there three times and you want. Now the Milwaukee bullpen has thrown thirty three and two-thirds innings of in this series, thirty three and two thirds innings. That's an all time record. The first six games of postseason series. They are going at it hard and they just bring arm after arm. The guy I love to see. Is Jeremy Jeffers. They consider him their closer and they got his number guys number and the guy, of course, you dread to see snapping off that crazy fastball from that crazy angle is Josh hater and he got hit in that last game. He gave up to hip. He did give up two hits yet had first and third, and then there was a bad strikeout call and who was it though? He's he's impressive on TV. I'd great seats for that game. He just his fastball is just a joke. I mean he's touching ninety eight ninety nine with that thing. It's a weird angle. It's almost like the Madison Bumgarner angle, which is really, really hard on on left-handers, and that's why I'm not completely in favor of flipping everybody the way the dodgers Madurai now I know they're going to do it, but I'm, I'm not in favor of them flipping. I'd like to see David freeze versus Josh Hader. And if you just he's only at five at bats this year. I mean, he is. He at one point was Mr. October. Okay. Here's the other thing. Remember earlier this week I brought up that Houston who is heavily favored. You picked the Astros the Red Sox and five. They lost in five. I occasionally get something wrong, but here's the thing Roberta Osuna who had had that domestic violence charge got put in in in a tie game, loaded the bases and gave up a grand slam to Jackie Bradley Jr. everybody said that sports karma right l. time today, Google, Josh. Judge hater tweets. And see what comes up earlier this year. Josh Hader got caught with some incredibly offensive. Stuff on his Twitter timeline from a few years ago. He's one of those deals where they caught him from longtime ago, but there's just no, no way to excuse it and no way to walk it back. And yet we've all kind of forgotten about it tonight. Josh haters, gonna pitch at some point with the season on the line. If you believe in sports karma. It could be the Roberto of SUNA his tweets by the way are just, I think he just pull them up. You can't even read them on the air. That's how bad they know even with. I wouldn't even read these on the air with bleeps there so bad. Right. The worst part about it too, is that they, the brewers fans, then cheered him for these tweets after when he finally came back and they're going to boom, Chato kind of stuff. It is funny how you never see a black person getting mauled by a shark because they scared of the water hashtag shark week. Yeah. And that's not that's mild compared to you compared to these other? Yeah. I mean, it's it. He offends people with disabilities. He offends he, he does not. He's not a big fan of gay people in his tweets. He, he's the stuff is racist. It's. Seen racist and homophobic and insane, the expense offensive. There's nothing nothing there, but so it'll be interesting to see if he survives, you know, he's being hailed as the best pitcher on the brewers and kind of their well. Let's I mean, okay, so these tweets are from two thousand and eleven right there from seven years ago. Okay. And what how old tater like twenty two twenty three. I think he's more like twenty four. Greg. Look that up. I tell you be he'd be a teenager. Yeah, he'd be Cager twenty four. So he these when he was seventeen seventeen. Yeah. How. We've talked about this before, but how accountable. Are you at twenty four for what you sent out at seventeen. Well, it depends what you sent out. I think it's pretty clear by those tweets that Josh hate her is is a racist. I mean, it there's no other way about it, and because he was young and dumb, I don't think gives you the excuse senior seventeen now. Now, do I think it should be held against him to the point where he shouldn't be able to pitch baseball should suspend them for those? No, I don't. But he kind of is what we should remember at all times to things about the brewers. One, Josh Hader is racist and homophobic, and Ryan, Braun is an absolute dead cold, cheater. And I think tonight is wind up pay back. Yes, today they go down. All right code. I'm next forty. Daryl Morey the general manager of the Houston Rockets who will be at Staples Center tomorrow night to face LeBron and the Lakers I what is going on heads Friday just got paid. Hopefully you're getting paid right now. Mason Ireland ESPN LA it is a gigantic day in sports Lakers lose their debut of LeBron last night one twenty eight one nineteen in Portland LeBron did go twenty six, twelve and six. They faced the rockets tomorrow night and LCS game number six. Tonight in Milwaukee, dodgers lead the series game three lead the series. Three, two got a chance to win one and go to the World Series Wade Miley versus Hon. Jin REU? Okay. Let me ask you a question about the game. I did last night in Portland at one point. I mentioned the Lakers were over twelve from three. Yup. And oh, I sixteen from beyond the arc to start the game. Okay. It's one of the main. In reasons they lost. They got outscored from beyond the arc by eighteen points. Yes. Okay. Puerto was making the Lakers wore not yes. In game seven of the Western Conference finals last year, right? Houston hosting Golden State? Yep. All right. Remember, Chris, Paul got hurt, but if you beat schooled in state, they, they go to the finals. At one point in that game, the rockets missed twenty seven consecutive three pointers, twenty seven in a row, not as many as the sixteen the Lakers missed last night. They missed share, but I've been more than the lakes at any point if you're over sixteen from three, particularly when you're the Lakers and you were dominating fast-break points, dominating points in the paint. Should you give it up? No, you can't re cannot trade twos for threes. Okay. But when the rockets were, oh, for twenty seven, maybe when they had missed twenty in a row, try something else. They kept shooting, right? Yeah. Gotta keep. Well, shooters gotta shut themselves out of the so you you would say that to to the saying it up to shoot devil's advocate yourself flunking. What if okay, but there's gotta be a point, right? If they were like last night Lakers were for sixteen right? Western Conference. Final rockets over twenty seven, right. Okay. At some point, don't yet just because you're beating your head against the wall, you gotta try something else. Like I actually said, brings Vaean if you're going to shoot them, bring somebody who can make well. I mean, Josh Hart was the one guy who missed them. I last night, right? He was three of five from three and eight of twelve over. All right. Lonzo made one hashtag start heart. Yeah, it just I wonder. I don't know why you wouldn't start heart. He's clearly we can't play clearly your best shooter. Okay. He can't play every minute of every game. You can't play forty eight minutes, correct. Casey p. is a veteran who already started and has the same agent as LeBron why not start Casey p play heart, the majority of the minutes, like what's the ideal amount of minutes you would pick for heart. But thirty six thirty six k stark ACP make sure heart place. Thirty six. You kind of see, you know, you don't lose Casey p because you're not bencher them. Oh, I see. And you you play hard. Is Michael Cooper, right? Keep part of the Lakers championship run. So you don't start Casey p you're going to lose them. No, but I think you you put a dent in his confidence, right? You know he likes and by the way you want heart necessarily maybe out there with Lonzo and Kouzmin and some of these other dudes because LeBron may not be out there all the time. But all these lineups are. Fungible. Yes, I think hard do shirts, correct word, one hundred percent. That one I don't even need to look up really, but heart is your best option to guard you agree? Yes. Just make sure he plays the majority of the minutes there and make sure he plays in the fourth quarter LeBron played the entire fourth quarter. I would have argued it would have been nice. Had heart done it too. They took hard out for Casey p from like, yeah, see, I don't probably the ten minute to the four minute Mark. Why not ride the hot hand? Right? And I think you'll see more of that. Remember this is all fluid LeBron had six turnovers. He's not going to have that every night and they're not gonna shoot seven of thirty from three every night. Yeah, although they they, the defense, they did not defend last night. One particular they didn't offend three pointer. They will never nixed. Outskits can hurt you. Is that the three point line? He's not going to the rim Dunkin on people by, right, right. If Nick staus is he's not going to the free throw. Shooting twenty five free throws. He's not. Marta, Rosen. Just don't let him shoot threes, right? They did let him shoot three's ain't what he makes six of them. Yes, he made six. Six, I got. I got me. I'll look it up. Nick staus gets in the game. Was from three was five of eight. Yes. See, nobody wanted one of eleven. Everybody went to lock them up. Yeah. I mean, he was plus minus plus eighteen had twenty four points. He came into the game averaging four. His career high was twenty four. He tied it last night. That step thing you need to defend against, right. Yeah, you do really well and the other. The other thing is. You saw a number of times LeBron tried to make a play, and his guy just wasn't there. I mean, it's a certain amount of this is kind of it's it's kind of sinking up. I mean, LeBron has to sync up with this group and the only way to do that is in a real game. I mean, there was one at one point LeBron made a pass behind his back and he thought Cousteau was going to go right to the basket. Just passed it to nobody quite react to this. My friend, Dave just texted me, hey, Dave, what's up? Man, Davis guy. He's he's, I've told you about him before he used to be a college official referee. Oh, yeah. Okay. So he says John, the difference is the rockets game is three pointers and three point shooting the Lakers admittedly to not have three point shooters. Why did the Lakers keep shooting three pointers when it is not their game? What has to be their name, but it's not willing to concede that, hey, wait a minute. We were never well, the fed bet on Kouzmin getting better. We bet on Ingram getting better. We bet on Lonzo getting better. We, we bet on heart. Continuing to improve mean that was where the shooting was supposed to come from. Think he asked a fair question because there they were twenty ninth in the league in three point shooting last year twenty-ninth second to last and they went thirty five games right? This year they're our hope is to win fifty correct. When they started over sixteen it was probably a pretty good memory of why they, you know I they were just so good on the fast break. And and again, let me throw these numbers at you. Fast break points Lakers thirty four blazers, twelve points in the paint. Lakers seventy blazers, fifty six. I mean that's really dominant. It is and you know they were plus fourteen in the paint fast-break points. They were plus twenty two. Yet from behind the arc, their minus eighteen. I would've stopped shooting the threes, right, but go, they won't. They won't go twelve for thirty in your right there at the end. Right? You trade a couple of those twos for three Astle pride after the game. Did you guys shoot many threes or did you like the look? She side because I loved him. He was we, most of them were wide open. Yeah, a lot of more open because we just didn't make them. Yeah. So I think they'll shoot, and by the way the rockets can low you into that. Tomorrow night. They're gonna shoot forty, three's right. You start getting into a track, meet with them and everybody jacking up threes. They win. So you gotta keep an eye on it. You gotta play your game here is we've, we've got the starting lineups. Is that what you what you thought? No. All right. Weird, right. Ed is a weird ass lineup, wait, wait a minute freezes leading off Dave and freeze leading off and at first base max Muncie batting second at second base JT's batting third, Machado, fourth Bellinger in centerfield. So they're writing Bellinger because he's kind of figuring it out Chris Taylor who's been great in the series and left plea and Barnes. David freeze batting leadoff. So they're going right left. Right, right left. Right, right, right. It's almost it's subterfuge proof. It is. Well, what happens here too? Is that because freezes leading off, eventually Muncie will move over. I based freeze will leave the game. KiKi will come in and he'll be a leadoff and no Kemp even though he has to know champ against Miley. That's interesting. Well, that means you've got right handed sticks to pinch, hit late in the game. You've still got dosier. And kemp. As right handers that can pinch it when we get to Josh Hader. I'll tell you the most important thing tonight. Score I score I, yeah, the team that scores, I is one almost every. I mean, it's it's the the, it is so disproportionate. If you score I, your odds of winning are just dramatic. There's a gigantic swing. I think it's like twenty four and five. In the postseason this year. And by the way I'm winging that number. So do not text me or do not call me and say, you're wrong. It's around that. Are we allowed to say it's a round. That number mean. Hey, before we get the fast track and we, we may. We must have missed out on Daryl. They must have a release still on the. We'll talk to him next week, but the Bill Orem just tweeted this Bill. Who covers the Lakers athletic? Yes. Casey is with the Lakers second unit in the -scriminate playing alongside coups MMA v. Lonzo and Wagner. Last night. Luke Walton said it's a little early to start adjusting or changing the starting lineup, but today, heart hashtag start heart. Yeah, maybe happening that, you know what I think it is. I think it's the hashtag, well, heart is played his earned it to the MVP the whole summer. Oh, yeah. Yeah. All right. Coming up. Next, we've got fast track. I've got unbelievable stuff in my fast track. Gotta go check what it is. I wrote it earlier this week Mason and Ireland ESPN LA.

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 Hour 2: KD On Draymond

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Hour 2: KD On Draymond

"The Dan Lebatardshow podcast is presented by the capital one venture car when you are an unlimited double the Cole McCoy Mark Sanchez Josh Johnson Espn Radio is presented by progressive insurance celebrating seven years and over and now your sportscenter update Joylin beaten Karl Anthony towns where he jetted for fighting in the third quarter Doc James Harden scored fifty nine points in the rockets one hundred fifty nine one fifty eight regulation because they don't want to remind you you're spending money this sport parts fraud the latest headlines and information tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the at a fight it was a tussle fighting there were no punches exchange we might have falling to the floor and this is just weeks after Joel embiid's Eddie is focused on winning what is that psychiatric talk what is it psychological mind games comes out looking the best and I think yeah they're they're sort of denying the motion that he attempting to hit each other or wrap their arms around each other I'm not exactly sure I said interesting how Ben Simmons to the show called his right hand just mentioning but also I thought the oh not even a single punch thrown and you didn't offer your fists that's not really consistent with it still holds Jimmy Butler in very high regard and even tagged him on social was on Karl Anthony towns and it's easy to assume that he's heard stuff from Jimmy Butler could I either saying he soft is he I mean I just feel like he saw okay but absolutely as a team his numbers are going to look like MVP numbers if he's healthy Dr Mike and Mike Sue big heat fan heater after three and one start here What'd that was a tyler tyler hero with a heat rookie record off the bench twenty nine points he had two very good yeah the win at Milwaukee specifically without Jimmy Butler was really impressive back-back airballs at the free throw line he was supposedly working on his shooting that's supposedly there's would be fixed by now because it you watch it and it's so obvious there are things that can be fixed from the spurs and he's reputed to be coached though whose name escapes me at the moment coach was better than all the other shooting coaches out there I mean he's turned some people into some Grin Forbes is win Forbes who can deny his numbers last year he's good Adamo has of land right out of nowhere right if you look at Bryn actually know what never mind I need to look at those numbers I'm with you Mike I'm totally with you like is e two minutes what I amaze the I don't need a baseball segment on your but I'm definitely leaving after I entangle teams and he'll go you know he likes to get big names big time free agents he got rid of whiteside I think what people discounted with this team is how good adds to steals three blog gave the hawks the other night justice winslow has been very good the guy who now coming off the bench and not starting relied on to be the number one guy on this team it's a fantastic job and it's not like Pat Riley wasn't trying to get in in the game feels a lot of people think that it was just signing Lebron James and Chris Bosh that wasn't the case actually gave really had young stars and favorable contracts to attach to these deals as you've mentioned he's looking like a guy that could be the centerpiece of one of these Disgruntled Rain and Tyler Hero with a heat rookie record of twenty nine off the bench the team has finally gotten on the move because that's just how Pat Riley gets believe I had to sit out two minutes during my talk you look fantastic you did that on purpose Mike I'm interested here do you want them to to trade some of these young assets for for a superstar because there might be less money available in the free agent market and they're getting good advice from their agents saying good this season I if I'm them I write it out 'til mid season and see exactly Brian Grant for shock I mean I mean I mean I I don't was the attractive young piece we knew what 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Today I have a feeling there's a reason for that is that Jake I have heard because a lot of people have been tweeting about it any regular season last year was the reason he decided to leave the Golden State Egmont said a couple of weeks ago on aging wards and Arou Skis podcast we talked at that particular moment in time because that's just not how he felt until he felt at that time when everything went down so I mean other people trying to jump in on a story as we talked about it and everybody around trying to get us to actually we came together last question on this subject to be clear because I didn't I don't recall the answered see that way you think about it a bit but you know we talked like I said we talked about it would out after after this whole thing happened and so clearly it was something that he was

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Back On Track?

PTI

21:49 min | 2 years ago

Back On Track?

"Interruption, but I'm Mike wilbon Kornheiser taking the day off and you know what that means. Another payday for Bill and Frank baby FIFA say it out loud. MO money, MO money. I. Both money Mayweather. You don't want that that much money. It's not that much. Welcome be the old at the day off. So I'm happy joined by our great friend from the athletic Mr. Frank guys, Sola. There. They love me down. I'm not sure we want. We begin with the eagles no contest victory over the now hapless New York Giants in giant stadium last night. Okay. Carson Wentz completed thirteen or fourteen passes for two touchdowns just on third downs, but everything has to be put into the context of the giant stinking up the joint other, the saquon Barkley who rushed for one hundred thirty yards caught passes for ninety. Nine Moore will get to the giants in a minute, Frank, but does what you saw last night of the eagles make you think the champs are back on track. I like trolling the jet fans by calling giant stadium. It's MetLife stadium and don't you forget stadium. You know, when I look at the eagles, they've always been the class of this division. I think maybe a bit of a hangover from the Super Bowl, plus you're getting Carson Wentz back guy recovering from a major knee surgery last night, their offense. First time this season, they scored more than twenty four points and I get it the giants or complete. S. right now, but they are the best team divisions. Not that good. This trend is gonna continue for the eagles Frank. I think it is too from from a little bit of what we saw that, but I can't separate it. I mean, when you just go out there and gets it, tomato can and we'll, we will get to the giants all cans in that division. That's the problem. Well, see, okay, that's, that's it. The eagles don't have to be great between now and the first December, but here's, here's my bigger question. Would all you get is a string tomato cans, starting with the giants, then the Cowboys, the Redskins, either maybe slightly better than tomato camp, but not a lot better. Can you be great? What are you flexing your muscles against when you're not testing, but tween now and December in your division? How can we conclude anything about the eagles. But I still think it's about getting Carson Winston, you miss that much time. Remember it's a strange situation. Here's a defending Super Bowl champions basically working in the quarterback Who Wasn't There when they were super breed, but you're talking about being tested. They have to go to London play Jacksonville, and then they go to New Orleans and they have to go to l. a. so they'll have some tough games. The offensive line is a little banged up right now. But last night that it to me is by far the best team, Dallas, Dallas, the giants are not going anywhere in Washington just isn't that good right now. All right. The giants of course are physically a train wreck, and there's plenty of blame to go around ill. I manage continues to struggle and l. Beckham well, he continues to be Odell Beckham. He was last seen heading to the locker room with two seconds left in the first half and was then spotted headbutting a giant fan, not an actual person fan on the side. He was also behind for comments. He made to ESPN last week. So Michael, who is the bigger issue for the giants is at ally or Lovie j I don't care about any of that jump. They care about New York. You know, we, we early guys go to the locker room early if you watching closely almost every game because they're starting some sort of treatment, and they need a couple of extra minutes longer than half. Time allows. That's that's just almost irresponsible storyline. The story line which really developed last year and coast got fired for it is the benching needs to happen of ally manning if there's no one to play. So they gotta start again, they don't have the quarterback of the future on that roster Frank. He can't throw the ball downfield and times last night we're looking at a stretch of passes. We couldn't get the ball five yards down the field. He's not ally manning anymore, his guy, and so the giants aren't going to be any better than ally manning until they figure out what to do about the quarterback position that starts in the draft, not to Pat Shurmur today said that he's sticking with manning when you think about it, maybe like picked his replacement because there's really no one to go in. There's no incumbent quarterback and when you mentioned saquon Barkley and he is a brilliant play. He's a dynamic player and he li- dumps all tomb basically half the game, but they had a chance in the draft this year. Year to take Sam darnold at the second overall, pick off, it's of line is bad as the giants would have been a disaster, but do you don't think that saquon Barkley that think about what he's getting hit every game, they giving him the ball, almost thirty times a game. Frankly, what it reminds me of it reminds me of watching the young Walter Payton with the bears on never any good, and he was not just a God and you look at the team, you said they can't do anything gonna quarterback, and they didn't do that for like twelve years. But this is this is bad for the giants. Let me let me give you the stat since ally. One is second Super Bowl MVP their forty three and fifty eight. And that includes being Owen one in the playoffs, and they're four and nineteen in their less twenty three games. There's only nowhere fast. It's time to make a change at the draft pick with the first pick of the two thousand nineteen NFL draft, or we'll just a few hours from first pitch of the brewers versus dodgers while the dodgers are somehow betting. Favorite is the brewers inter this series having won eleven straight including dominant sweep of the Rockies the walkie starting GIO Gonzalez who hasn't pitched full two weeks, Clayton Kershaw who's foreign one in Miller park with ERA of one, four Frank. Can you see the brewers rolling right through the dodgers to? I'm not sure about ruling through them. I think it could be a long series and it's funny about Clayton Kershaw and the narrative for him really going into last season was Eddie struggled in the postseason. Five postseason starts three. You know, two point nine, three ERA. So he has been very good. And what's interesting about the brewers for them? It's all about their bullpen. They're trying to make the game a five inning game, so they can get to their bullpen, especially Josh Hader who has been complete lights out. But you mentioned GIO Gonzalez since acquired him. The brewers are five and owned the games that he has started. So we'll see the ongoing with the experienced guy tonight, but something tells me over the course of the series, the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen will be the difference. Well, I just wrote down. One theme thought for me on this series is is brewers bullpen. I mean, it's not just hater. It's Jefferson's Canadian story. Ah, I mean, they when they get out there, they just been dominant and that the team has dominant. Some of those gains they had to win. Remember they were chasing. They had the fend off the cardinals and then get passing knock down the cubs, and they did it against proven teens lately, including a World Series. Champ once. Removed. So I think the brewers forget favored. I didn't stand that's about betting and people like Kornheiser don't even acknowledge that the state of Wisconsin exist and they're the ones who are betting, but I'll take the brewers absolutely in the seven game series. And I don't think is going to go more than five, maybe six admitted, though. It's great to see baseball, playoff baseball in the mid west, isn't it? I want to be always by the way couple of things to pay attention to the dodgers batted two ten against the Braves. Won the series in four games, but they hit eight home runs and Christian yelich who is probably gonna win the MVP nine of seventeen lifetime. Definitely Vernon, Clayton Kershaw. All right. The Red Sox reward for eliminating the hundred win. Yankees is a date with the Houston. Astros winners one hundred three games this year, the defending champs, they're going to start there as Justin Burland or in game one, Boston throw its top star, Chris sale who beat the Yankees last week in his five and two lifetime against Houston. However, Michael sale was roughed up in his two appearances last October against the Astros. So are you betting on Chris sale in a big game like this? No, no. And I know he came through. I agree beautifully in the last game. I mean he just he put the Yankees in this pocket, but but Vern Lander at presume. Cole. I mean, I like the top of their rotation better. Here's I like almost as well as their starting rotation. Springer two bregman Yuri Allen Zalis not to mention in some order, six, seven guys like Kare. Korean Riddick Riddick in Korea that look that that lineup and the pitching the combination of stove fashioned starting pitching top of lineup. I'm still going with the Astros and you know, maybe it'll be a tight game. Maybe it'd be to one game and sale will be up to it, but it's hard to go with him. Frank, giving his recent history in October couple of things. You mentioned Chris sale. Think about the pressure. He loses game one that is going to be on David price in game to a guy that's only nine in his career when he starts a playoff game. So NFL way park. He can get booed by the first inning of that game. And now you look at Houston starters in their three-game sweep against Cleveland. There starts gave up thirteen hits and three games, so they're starting staff is terrific. And you mentioned the lineup, do you know that Houston this year scored ninety nine fewer runs than they did last year, but that was out to bay was her career was hurt spring. Now, all those guys are get that they lost five. They won five games in Boston, but for me. Pitching bullpen and lineup Houston's better team. And again, it's just not. I starting pitching, you add bullpen. It's both. Yeah, both those units have been great. All right time for Jimmy Butler today. He did not travel with the timber. Wolves Milwaukee for. Tonight's preseason finale. He stayed back in Minneapolis to quote work on his conditioning according to Tibbs after the expects Butler to be with the team on opening night, Wednesday tip, said, quote, that situation remains fluid, close quote. In the meantime, Papa t. wolves, Kevin Garnett told the Atlantic. I think both sides are little delusional, Pat Riley called Tibbs, brace yourself. Mouth and what what he thinks is the timber wolves backing out of a deal Frank. Where do you wanna start with this timbale chef to apologize for to Pat Riley for wanting to trade their best player and not get what they felt was equal value. This happens all the time, so I'm not worried about Pat Riley being upset. What's interesting about Kevin Garnett? He came out and said, you know what? I used to do this all the time in practices. Well, I'm surprised that this got out, so this situation is not going to end anytime soon. I'm telling you, Tom timid. Oh, wants Jimmy Butler on this team said something the other day he said, I'm telling you Thomas in his office smiling that this happened at practice today, and I agree with them because they're cut from the same cloth. They're ultracompetitive, they wanna win. They wanna push the envelope. That's why Tom, when he was coaching in Boston as an assistant coach Donald. So with Garnett he's the same way we know Tibbs worked so hard to get Demi Butler. It wasn't some accident to owner in trade for him to did so. So still I understand. Okay. Is this the best situation? Is this exemplary behavior from your guy? You want to be leader? Maybe not. But the bottom line is with him in that lineup, the t. wolves were third in the west last season and they ought to be better having played together a season and with Butler's starting in healthy. So I'm still one of those people who believes he can't be. I don't know whether he will be maybe Glenn Taylor's egomaniac enough the he'll get involved in a basketball mattering profits to coach. Say, say this though. Okay. And I know you like Jimmy Butler. I love the way that he plays. He kept talking about honesty, honesty, if they had given him the money that he wanted this idea that he can't play with Karl Anthony towns, Andrew Wiggins. He would be fine playing with them if you got the money. Yeah. So he did say it's not about the money, stop Jimmy. It's about the money should have your absolute. The states. Let's take a break coming up, got frost and ships, Kelly, and yet to win a game tweeden them. Are they going through periods of Justice or the big trouble in the brass at UC l. a. n. is big band, Alabama, taking a risk by starting to tongue of low against Missouri. Michael might start. Big risk, big Alabama has a big risk. You gotta play. He wants to win the Heisman. That's why I think he's gonna play truth brought to you by Tyco. Truth, teenagers can communicate entirely emojis. How wise birthday party pizza slice kitten, soccer ball, pineapple truth. It's so easy to switch and save on car insurance at geiko dot com. What are you talking about? Paper clips, shoulder shrug, high, five wizard hat what gogo fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. Big weekend on tap and trawlers football was great time to bring in ESPN college football analyst and favorite son of the big, ten, Joey, Galloway, joy. We're going to start with what I guess is the biggest game number two, Georgia going to play at number thirteen LSU. Do you think the Tigers have any legitimate real chances spring upset tomorrow? They have a chance because they're on the defensive side. We've seen Joe borough play some good football didn't have a great game last week against Florida, so they have a chance for sure, but I am just so happy to finally. And I mean, finally week at the Georgia play someone, we know they're talented, they just hadn't played anyone. And so Jake from and a running game finally get tested, and it'll be a great test at LSU and they got three more games after this. Pretty tough games. We'll find out what George is real quick. All right. Let's head out west. You have number seven, Washington traveling to number seventeen, Oregon, as we know Washington's only loss to. Auburn, Oregon gives away game at Stanford. So which one of these teams do you like? It's interesting now that we're in this playoff era. What losses in wind start to look like as a season moves on to Washington loses to Auburn, early in his year, which looks like a pretty good loss right up until Auburn goes in loses the Mississippi State, and they looked terrible. Now a sudden it looks so good and then so Stanford knocks off Oregon, and then Stanford they fall off and take a couple of losses. And so now that loss them very good, the Pac twelve is in trouble. They need a well played game by two of their best teams to in the winter, then needs to continue to look good. And we've been sitting there searching for this team and holding out hope for the Pac twelve. They hadn't looked very good this season. And when you look at their favourite which was Washington coming in last week, they beat UCLA by seven. It makes you a little nervous about the Pac twelve. We'll jump out of the pack twelve in and go south Joey. I'm trying to figure out what the think about Texas after. Being Oklahoma, they become a top ten team. Now they're going to host Baylor, are you persuaded to Texas cannot only be in the top ten, four while now, but make it to the point where they could be in the conversation for the play offs? I am. I am because they cleared the biggest hurdle in the big twelve doesn't look like it right now because TC just took another loss what they've already beat TCU. And so when you think big, twelve football, you think you Texas Oklahoma and Texas has gone through that stretch, Texas is a team that you really have to watch them play. Because if you just watch highlights, they're not a highlight reel type of team, and so you might hear it, they won, but you don't get those flashy plays that make them attractive. They'll be in the conversation if they continue to win, they need to get to the big twelve championship game and maybe get a chance to see Oklahoma again and beat them, and we'll have some to talk about. We got two big name programs with two new coaches, and they've yet to win. You got Scott frost that Nebraska chip. Kelly at UCLA. Now, is this an adjustment period for these programs, or do you think both programs may have some serious issues? It's an adjustment period for sure. Now we're talking about going to programs that weren't very good when they showed up. Scott frost has an uphill battle. And when he took the job in Nebraska, the first thing I thought was it is so tough to recruit at Nebraska because there's not many players in state in because Nebraska's now in the big ten, there's just not a natural rivalry game to sell to recruits. And I believe the difference between NFL and college football is rivalry games and that's what you preach to these kids. That's what you take them to when they come visit you and who in the world does the Brassica tell kids, hey, here's who we get to go play. Nobody UCLA chip Kelly. We're going to see if he can because he was on the cutting edge of the offense of the quarterbacks that could run and get out in the space and going fast. And now everyone. Does it. So now he's going to have to take a nother step and change. They're not very good. When you watch UCLA play, they're just not very talented. Now in college, it takes a couple of years get recruiting going. But as you guys know, we are not very patient when it comes to coaching nowadays, you get maybe two years before you get on the hot seat and it's almost time to go. We'll go from the struggling to the dominant. But his last question for you, Joey. Number one, ala Bama hosting zuri. I don't think we think much of that match, but to tug of alot has a niece spring is this even a game he has to play, connects, save it look to and say, no, you're gonna have a buy week this week. Would you expect it to go that far? Joey will on this is a game that you could play quarterback there. There is no concern here, and it is funny to think though, honestly, I was joke joking. When I say we haven't seen to play a whole game. Anyhow, he wanted Nestle champs, your plan, half a game when seen blue in the second half this year, we actually, and this is crazy. We don't know if Alabama can finish. Let's say they get into a four quarter game. We've not seen their stars to the second half yet it could get interesting if someone finally pushes them, they might not be in shape for all we know. But this game won't be a concern, Joey. Thank you. Thank you for for coming to hang out with us today. We appreciate it and you can catch Joey Galloway tomorrow in college. Football final. We're gonna take one last break, but still to come. Sir, shit. The Packers be about Aaron Rodgers. Me setback. And is you sane bolt? Remember him? He making legit transition to soccer, so world game, Michael wilpon. I know it is. We gotta keep Nebraska winless tomorrow because they're in Evanston, which is why I'm Evan. I don't want Nebraska shaking out of anything tomorrow. Congratulations, Scott frost. You got your first one. Hey, hey, hey. People have the fifty seven birthday tomorrow, Doc Rivers. We could've wished happy birthday to Jerry Rice, Jerry Jones. But I've been watching Glenn rivers, yes, Glenn play or coach basketball, wooden forty years. He wanted to be a championship coaching. The Celtics was coach of the year before that new Orlando made it all star team as a player way before that in Atlanta, he's also White Sox fans while I love doc. Perfect. Chicago guys, you're sick together by the way the clippers five? No. In the preseason better than the Lakers. Yes or no? Not in the regular season, but you know. Happy anniversary minute. Genova on this day, eight years ago, you not pop somehow got the whiteboard and drew up the the game winning play against the clippers in the preseason dock with near yet. I'm saying retired, but you've been hanging around the Spurs practice facility so much recently that maybe there's enough tread on that tired of help your old team which has a lot of injuries. You're right about that. John Murray out for the season. They just announced Derek Whyte going to be sidelined six, eight weeks, -greeing men, Obama. You could draw up some more. He can run the point, happy trails to the pride of the goaltender from something called MacArthur south west. He gave up a pair of goals to use aim bolt who made his first start and win to traditional lightning bolt celebration. Of course, both outran defender, and this comes just a year after his final races as the greatest sprinter of all time. If if you don't like this store, you don't like sports by the way. How about the finish that he had the left would finish on that goal? Pretty good, really good. As always said that, no errors running on his is getting big. Aaron Rodgers city suffered a setback with his knee. Last Sunday may have to turn to a bigger brace, find your thoughts. I think it's a rope adoped. He'll be judged by Greg Olsen could return on Sunday. The Panthers is that a big deal Olsen plus Taffer equal good things for Cam. When those guys in the lineup, Yankee stores, stop Didi gregorius. Tommy John surgery missed part of two thousand nineteen me for the yank spring, Bryce Harper play shortstop. How about Manny? Machado? How about that? A cubs fired hitting coach, Tilly Davis, sounds like a Yankee move, which Steinberg is that a good decision? The hitting was so terrible in September picky late. I, you know, somebody's gonna take the fall last one. Awesome. Matthews with Elise, nine goals in the first five games super impressed, right? Yes, I am. John Taveras said sexual at this time. Thanks for watching. I'm Frank is sold, and I'm Mike will have a great weekend knuckleheads. You can catch the PD.

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Hour 3

Dari and Mel

34:28 min | 2 years ago

Hour 3

"Great news. There's a quick way you can save money, switch to Geico Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price, and it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save the most intra interesting question of the day was just asked off the air by Mikey seat. Mel, are you still getting those Jerry Maguire checks? I said, yes. And you are. Well, yeah. Yeah, you get up. If I periodically, I'll look at the mouth. Oh, there you go. Check for for doing Jared being between it. Two, three dollars, the twenty hours fifty. It's it varies. It depends on, I guess how many times the Moos rented rentals. I don't. I don't know how they do it a US question. If I'm getting a check once in a while for five dollars, ten dollars, whatever it may be heavy people. Remember I did that. Mike to Rico is with me for for Jerry Maguire. I remember the players Drew Bledsoe was out there and more variety of players were there that were involved in the just I mean, if you if you, if you went to get a little popcorn, you miss me on on the humvees. So you know. If you went down, we even had your popcorn and you just look down and you look back. I remember you. Well, Mel really know you then. Yeah, it was a blink blink of an eye, but I do. It's interesting. We always laugh when we see that come in for however much it is resilient. How many, how do you how to movie production companies begin to continue to pay residuals to all the people along. All right. Well, done so congrat- you're gonna keep getting those forever. Good question. Mike. You see, all right, let's get back to football, shall we? It's a monster game in Baton Rouge. Of course, Georgia and LSU in at tiger stadium, not at night. Maybe that helps Georgia, but in the afternoon, Ian Fitzsimmons of Freddie and Fitz Simons is there covering that for ESPN radio, and then you're off to Atlanta for the Buchan ears and the one and four, falcons, Ian good to have you with us, man. What is the single biggest. Question that you're looking forward to having answered when Georgia battles LSU today, I'll let them know if anybody remembers the name of the star quarterback that left Jerry Maguire in the hotel room. Melwood Mel, what is it? I know it, you know, what is it the in? I mean, I, I've been quote one scene from you. Look guys. Kush is on the big screen. Again. Hey, I. Who slash I miss what I did radio all the years with Ian does one thing that nobody else does starting. You never done it since we've been working together. You have never talk about. Let's talk pro grid college grid. Oh, man, Ian, does that would lead in progress go procreate or. Right? He. And how many times did you say every I did with you? Twenty years. Maybe we're bringing the one. Now type by junior. College grid. We've got a program. We'll begin today with the college degree holiday. Attack is, hey, we're flipping the script now Miskin you questions they and I, I wanna know from Georgia BULLDOGS standpoint, and I asked Todd, Todd, Todd, mcshay this the other day when I talked to him, how does it play out two, three years down the road which shake from and Justin fields, the two quarterbacks, the Georgia BULLDOGS. I get this one a lot 'cause I had Georgia Mel. I get South Carolina few weeks ago. The heat index about one. Oh, eight. I mean, I was gold bond day. Baby was hot, and that was early in the season and at South Carolina and people don't seem to understand this is Jake from team. Look, Justin feels as remarkable talent when he talked to some of the assistant coaches at Georgia, you know, like I did a pre game, you know, before the South Carolina game that guys at gravitated like their line, Sam Pittman told me even going back to last season seniors gravitated to Jake from he's a natural leader. This is from team feels will. Have his shot, but not this year and only minutes to be next year. They'll use him sparingly every now and then, but this is Jake from team. It's not is there's no quarterback controversy. Heck, there's not even a competition. This is this is all about shake from. That's it. End of conversation completing what seventy, two percent of his passes. They've got not one not two, three running backs averaging at least five yards a carry. Let by Elisa Holyfield is every what over seven yards a carry and they all follow one guy both sides of the ball, and that guy is Jake from. And the reason I asked is because of this listener say, why you asking about Jake from is the guy because Justin feels was the number one player coming out of high school. He's a freshman, then it'll be a sophomore. Then it'll be just so is he gonna wait until his senior year to be the starting quarterback. That's why I wondered we'll always quarterback and if I'm not the guy and I'm going, how long will Justin fields be satisfied being the backup to Jake from? Don't know. I mean, that's question for Justin feels and he knew where he was going. With the moment he signed with Georgia yet. So this is one, you know, I have one coach also tell me this and we're sticking with sticking with movies, right? He says, you know, from has this moxie about him and then he started chuckling going and what are you laughing at coach? He said, you know, you kinda reminds you the movie that bad awful, but great movie varsity blues. When the star quarterback went down with an injury last year mock comes in and leaves the west canyon. Kanai whatever. They read the coyotes, west Kane, and coyotes. You know, to to a division title and arrests was still history. I mean, Jake Jake from is box than don't tell we get whipped with whipped cream bikini there. Is that what I was waiting for you. That's what I was about to saying. You remember that in every other one of us remembers a whipped cream bikini, create Mckee, man. It was whipped cream zucchini Jacob or FOX, and. Or coretec took you. Too long to get there. Up, sorta let you follow everyone right now is remembering that scene, right? Like wow. Oh, yeah. If they don't, they. Yeah, exactly. All righty. And let's get to the NFL real quick. Of course you got Georgia LSU today, but you got Tampa Bay in Atlanta and James Winstons. I start of the season for the buccaneers. What are you most looking forward to in that one on ESPN radio tomorrow? Keep things. One figure trying to see if Atlantic and figure out what the heck is going on. I mean, this is a huge. I mean he's huge game Atlanta, Falcons. They lose their essentially done season's over respect. When you look at that division and then for the Tampa, you just mentioned the name. Jameis Winston, what got are we gonna see? Because as you mentioned, I start since the three game suspension fits got the started went from bits magic. It's tragic, right? What were the Tampa Bay bucks? So I, it's, it's really is that simple can stop and get something fixed. Julio Jones went, what's? What's he going now eleven games without a touchdown man. That's that's got to be easily the long stretch of his career. Can the falcons get whatever the heck is wrong, especially in the red zone 'cause they'll move the ball even going back to last season. They have trouble scoring in the red zone. That's number one. And then is this shame as team because this is coming up on a contract year? Is he there guy in Tampa, two simple questions answered tomorrow like like here today. You know this LSU team guys. I mean, they are. They're playing for their coach. I had him against week one against Miami, and they were all about coach, oh, because not a single one of basil believed that they could win that game. They did. They got number five, then they lose to Florida and the word here around town and as well. He can't be Florida. Here's at can't beat saving those. You told you we wrong. He he's not our guy. He can't get it done. Those. Those players are going to rally around their coach. They watch. It's going to be a hard hit football game here in Baton Rouge today. Actually, that's before we let you go. And if you look at right now from what you predicted in August, but what you've seen with your eyes and college football, who do you believe right now are the four best teams in college? Football Alabama's on a different stratosphere. Just go ahead and set down way up here. Okay. And then there's a drop off bam and I go with Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State. That's right. Oh, Notre Dame was Notre Dame in your thought processes at all. They're right there. At five to me. I know they weren't there. They were completely off the radar and think about this. If a conference gets to teams in and Notre Dame, how quickly going to eight boys as allies with that semi the several power five aren't getting those big old college football, playoff, Jack McMullen, which are almost as big as mel's, Jerry Maguire residual checks by the way. We'll, we'll hear you on the radio, Georgia LSU at Tampa Bay Atlanta. We must say goodbye, but always remember in you had me at Hello. Matteo's my friend. All right. Make sure you're listening tomorrow. Buchan. He is visiting one and four, Atlanta, Falcons. He said it. It's a huge game for Matt, Ryan and company presented. My vivid seats game begins at noon eastern on most of your ESPN radio stations, still ahead straight ahead. You got Chris Eka earlier. He gave you the three college games of the spread in his one NFL pick next up. You get a guy that's hotter than a firecracker right now picking college football game. Scott Spreitzer is seven and two in his last night. He's next with his three college games and NFL pick. You're going out with us good to have you with us to Dr Mel ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Geico presents eyewitness interviews with inanimate objects visit. Belinda Collins live on the scene of a recent hailstorm here to describe the events of bro. I was just hanging on the roof. When this gnarly storm starts dropping baseball sized hail. The shingles got beat up a few windows broken. It was savage digit, do anything to help, bro. I was in survival mode, your football. All can't help you in a hailstorm, but the guy go insurance agency can help you get covered for personal property damage, call gyco to see how affordable homeowners insurance can be, you know, who's red hot mailman our next guest joining us on the shell Pennzoil performance line, Scott sprites or hanging out with us. Now, of course out in Vegas, Dorian Mel ESPN radio always presented by progressive insurance, Scott seven and two in your college picks over the course of the last three weeks. So you're getting three more college games than another game from the NFL as well. But first off, what's the biggest thing that you've noticed that caught your attention trend wise out in Vegas? Well, I tell you what guys, as far as colleges concerned, not the sexiest of cards if you're not a sports better, but the spread does keep it interesting. And I would say that the biggest Joe's versus pros if you wanna talk about that real quick ole miss and Arkansas, where the rebels are laying six and a half to seven point. There's been about fifty six percent of the tickets which is basically the public on ole miss, but seventy three percent of the overall money coming in on the under. Dog Razorbacks and I think the average SEC fan would be a little surprised to see the sharps. Are that big on Arkansas this week, Scott were the public, whereas the public and the sharps in agreement where some liability for the books in terms of games this week. Well, I'll tell you one of the games that they're looking at right now happens to be that Georgia LSU game where they're both binding up, fifty six percent of the tickets and the money on LSU right now, unless you, of course, on the eight and one conference run and most lopsided bed college football side where they're all lining up, seventy seven percent of the public eighty seven percent of the money, Texas AM laying about two and a half it South Carolina, Scott. Let's roll through it. Give us your three college games that you like this week is you try to stay hot. I mentioned seven and to the last three weeks. Well, let's start by taking a field goal with Duke over the Georgia Tech yellow jackets, Duke have that extra week to prepare for the triple option. Not that they haven't faced before in conference play, but it always helps. And and they played well against John tech and recent meetings. And after the pair of horrible run deep inches, the jackets down, have to face a disciplined well-coached up unit that already shut down armies option earlier this season. Now dukes covered four and a roll on the road four, no four in a row in this particular series in my power writings actually have Duke winning this game by a touchdown. So we're taking the points with Duke that I play second play. We're gonna move to the big twelve and taking the points with ion. We stayed on Saturday night over West Virginia, and I tell you what there's no scarier place to stop. If you're a visitor in the big twelve at Ames, Iowa, it seems Jack try stadium. This team, the Iowa State cyclones struggled in their opener against Iowa. They lost that game thirteen to three, but they really represented themselves well ever since they were within seven of Oklahoma with about three minutes to go in the game, came within a field goal on the road at TCU. They hung forty eight in that straight up, went in Stillwater against Oklahoma state guys. I think this right now is the best two and three team in college football in Brock Purdy. He's started buying. Week, he's going to start this week with Kemp being banged up. I think he makes them even better because of his dual threat ability. They come into this on a twenty win six loss. One tie spread conference run or grab the points with the cyclones of that one. And then we're going to finally take Vanderbilt plus the points getting seven over the Florida, Gators listen, Kyle Shurmur has a thirty five to fourteen touchdown to anti ratio going back to the start of last season. He's better than two to one ratio. Again, this season, and he's going up against an offense. That's one dimensional Florida. Ninety ninth in passing yards per game. The ground attack is nothing to write home about even last week in the wind Philippe bay Franks goes just twelve of twenty seven with a touchdown, pick. I like Vanderbilt to cover that spread. Keep this one real close, Vanderbilt plus seven and a half in that game. Scott plus two and a half. I came kicks off. We were giving him three semi threat. You're right, exactly. Two plus three, twelve twenty kickoff there. I was state plus six and a half. So. Seven o'clock tonight at noon, high noon, Vanderbilt plus seven and a half. So three dogs for Scott in college football NFL. Why? Scott, you hit the under on the Browns ravens last week where you go on for your NFL best bet. Well, we're going to finish it up at one more dog guys. I'm gonna take the points whichever available out there right now with the Pittsburgh Steelers here they're getting it together an offense. Three of the last four games they've scored thirty seven thirty and forty one. They've owned this series. They've won six at a row and going back a couple of decades. Now they're on a twenty three and five run on the road in this series. The Steelers come in eight in the NFL in yards per game. Bengals are middle of the pack and most offense of categories. They're actually bottomed third and all important defensive categories. But I use in while Andy, Dalton, seven, a great year as far as completion rate about sixty six percent. He asked her seven picks in five games. I don't think this Bengals team at four and one is for real, and I'm taking the points with the Pittsburgh Steelers that is two points you get. I'm looking. I'm looking at. Various places in Vegas. So Pittsburgh plus two is the NFL pick great stuff, Scott, good luck to you. We'll talk to you next week guys. Thanks for rolling with us as we take up to ten o'clock eastern time. Mel trying to start a fight about how many teams should be in the plan? No, I'm just kidding. It's a conversation that we will get back into and what could come out of any potential. Notre Dame dilemma. This season in the eyes of the playoff committee will dive back into that as well as the biggest games of the day in college football. But we are underway in baseball's league championship series. Of course tonight, game number one, Houston and Boston in the American League. And last night we entered this afternoon game number two l. a. and Milwaukee after the brewers. One game number one held off a furious dodger rally in the ninth inning last night Milwaukee's bullpen. No. And the the interesting strategy that continues to be shown by Craig counsel. The brewers manager who just throws reliever after reliever after reliever after short start, and it worked last night, Tim, Kirk joining us right now, Tim. What's your biggest take? I mean, he used a lot of guys and the dodgers won't have to deal with hater again in game number two, but it was it works for what he's doing. What's your biggest takeaway from the brewers win last night and game one? Well, I think it was how creek council put such a sense of urgency into game. One of a of a seven game series is theory, and I love it. He knows this is the game that Clayton Kershaw starting. This is the game that we might have the hardest time to win. And when he saw a chance to win it, he brought his boss fever the best pitcher on the team out of the bullpen in the fifth inning to go three innings. I mean, that is highly unusual for a manager to do that. But he said, I gotta go and I gotta go now, and I love that is with the dodgers there. So explosive. He looked at a five run, lead four run lead and said, I gotta keep this exactly. Where it is, and the best way to do that is to bring in the really who has more strikeouts by reliever in any season. Since Brad lidge is historic two thousand four season. He held a right where it was, and that's exactly what to do because dodger still came back and almost one and Tim, the pitcher, you mentioned Clayton Kershaw and you think about, you know, Reggie, Jackson mister October, and others were called Mr. may and this and that which is do in the postseason that's which remembered for can you anybody you've talked to Tim, put a finger on what happens with Clayton Kershaw during the postseason, the cause, some of those struggles, what's what's caused that difference and domination to struggles when it most matters? Well, he's been way better lately as you know, but he was not getting last night and of course he got no help dodgers only team and major league postseason history may core errors and to pass balls in one game ever. But his velocity is not what it used to be. The zip on his fastball is not. What it used to be really baseball tonight at one thirty in the morning. Last night at Warno Peres made it abundantly clear. He's not an ace anymore, and that means not even close to being the great Clayton Kershaw for he's using. Oh, so he listens location and pitcher its own runoff from. So before it was impossible to explain how the best pitcher that some people have ever seen could fail in the postseason like he did, but I think there's a reason now he's just not the pitcher he used to be at the same time. This is baseball. This is the beauty of the game is that the best players aren't always the best players of those times. That speaks directly to the degree of difficulty of this game. All right. So before we dive into Houston, Boston, as we chat with Tim coaching here, Dory and Mel ESPN radio and the ESPN app reminder ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance with insurance for cars, home boats, motorcycles, RV's, and commercial vehicles at one eight hundred. Passive and progressive dot com. Now that Milwaukee got the one, nothing lead the rotation shapes out pretty well. Obviously, for LA with re you who's been good bueller, who's been good brains got to him early, but other than the grand slam as silly as that sounds on Sunday, he was pretty effective against Atlanta. And then after that Richhill, how does the series shakeout now knowing the way council used his bullpen in game one. Well, that's a great question. I had the dodgers by eyelash. Fourth series began with the understanding. Never underestimate rules, but the way they're playing the key is what you're talking about here, though die ten, the brewers do what they did last night seven pitchers use. Can they do that for a seven game series or those guys that if the completely pass and they win the game tonight without Josh Hader at all? That's the key question. So you gotta think the dodgers are better set with their rotation? Certainly, they hit the ball out of the ballpark president anyone. So I will stay with the dodgers with the understanding that brewers are not try with that. Would you want twelve games in a row all comes down to you? How can create council mixing monks through an entire series using that bullpen as much as seventy nine Oreo more relief. Any. Than starter innings. Two thousand cardinals more relief. Inning starter innings. Only time team has won a seven game series doing that. The brewers are gonna literate that this ever engaged here. Like it's all started. We have the defending World Series champion. They haven't had one repeat within about eighteen years TIMMY, and then you add the Red Sox were the dominant team in major league baseball during the regular season. The great series begins tonight. Who do you favor, Tim? And why? Well, again, I have the Astros by an eyelash over the Red Sox, but just to show you how committed I am, I picked the Red Sox win the World Series before the postseason began. And a week later I changed my mind because the Astros took apart the Indians. So systematically it was ridiculous. So I think the Astros starting pitching is slightly better. I think they're middle relief is likely, and they don't think they can run with with the Red Sox offensively. But man, this is the best the Astros that's foreign about all year with the way the Marlin Gonzales gotta going. It's a really impressive offensive team though, but that is a pick em series also and me. It all comes down to how healthy is Chris sale. What kind of last he we're gonna see tonight and maybe just as important, what is David price gonna do in game two because the Red Sox. Have no chance of beating the Astros without those guys being really good, and by the way, the Astros for what it's worth have a little bit arrest advantage on Boston as well. Tim kurkin with us here. It's funny. You brought up the Oriole. You should have heard last week, Tim, this was this. This was great. 'cause you know Mel, the Orioles when BUSTER only was talking and he said, essentially, it could be six to eight years before the Orioles are relevant. Again, poor Mel, I mean, you should have heard it was so depressed him. He almost even do the show this week after hearing that it was it was pretty pretty upsell have no interest in listening to Mel stop this week. So I'm gotta say not going to be eight years, but it's going ten today. Along. A while in my life in my lifetime him, I got to see the Oreos via the post season again. Now you have to look at it like, this is what the cubs it is. What the Astros did this with teams do they get really bad before they get good? The Orioles took they're really bad. An extra snack. This year was unnecessary to be that bad. The even exceeded going to be bad. Okay. Tim real quick. Before we let you run off mental and I did this hot-listing earlier today, the most must watch players remaining in the playoffs. If you had to pick three of the top of your head, who would they be. All right. Well, Mookie Betts is on the list. Yep. He's gonna win the AL MVP and the way he plays right field is just breathtaking. The Watchout athletic he is to is Jose altuve they only because he's five foot five. He's my height and he is the reigning MVP of the American League. And the way he plays the game is just amazing to me. Outscoring told me last year he's pound for pound the strongest player in the league, and he's one hundred sixty five pounds. And number three. I'm gonna go, Josh hater. Did you guys watch when he came into the game last night? Did you watch that crowd when he struck out all those hitters when he had fifteen swings? If this is in forty six pitch. It reminded me of our Bosque. There's something to it now and I'm telling you my basketball sometimes where the guy really, you know, comes down to make a great dunk. The whole place goes nuts including the team. I think to some small degree, that's what happens with Josh Hader comes in. It just starts blowing people away if fires up everyone, and he's a pretty exciting player to watch giving people eat strikes out these days. Those would be my three with apologies to a bunch of other players in this post-season. I gotta say one of us agreed with you and had hater on the list. Veigh when the list is well, Tim. Oh, yeah, that's that's true. Okay. Then the tiebreaker would be this. Let's see. Who's list you most agree with the won't tell you who had who Machado or yelich, who else? Which one. Oh God, they're both so good. I, I would have to go with yellow. Yes, because of the way swinging the bat. I'll stop is also grants watch. I had to three. I yell at you too, and I had bets at one. Right? That's pretty close to bills list. How about that? Yeah, I had Machado three hater to bets wants, so it's all good. We're, we're watching the same guys. It's no. No. All good, Tim, we appreciate it. Man, always good to have you on them. All right. I loved him. I love going to forget about my out to Impreza yourself for head, and you had just kind of happened that was forgot about what I said. I kinda did into what in one out the other. What was that? You just said, I deal with this every week. Jimmy Clausen amazing. By the way, don't forget the Rhode in the World Series goes right through he SPN radio catch all the postseason action presented by auto zone on ESPN radio, ESPN, radio dot com. And the ESPN app. Now you want to expand again. You just never happy Mel, never satisfied, never satisfied. And guess what? Your stinking fighting Irish might make it happen. We'll get there. It's ESPN, radio ESPN app how you feel in mailman always good. When I hear that. I'm just happy. We get to see West Virginia and a big somewhat big game tonight. Yeah, yeah. Plan, Iowa State names. I was better than the old two and three record. All right. So we're going to get there. We remind you, of course, during male always presented by progressive insurance, I'll guess join us shell Pennzoil performance line. It's been a good fun show. And we got into this debate because I was asking the question about Notre Dame. Let's say Notre Dame runs the table. They should now. That doesn't mean they will, but they should. They should run the table this season and they'll be sitting there undefeated in a conversation with if these teams continue the way they look like they are to us, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, State, and Clinton in whatever order. They seem to be the four best teams from beginning of the year till now, but say that ends the season that way. And I realized Alabama and Georgia would play in Atlanta and the SEC title game. And so somebody would have a loss. But it wouldn't mean that they wouldn't be deserving of being in the playoff with one loss, especially if that's a close loss. Now you've got the committee having to decide do we like Notre Dame who's undefeated? And they've never been to the playoffs and it makes a great story and they. Got this national following yada, yada, yada, or do we look at them and say, you know what? They're undefeated. They took care of their business, but they're just not like those other four. What do they do at that point? And then you said you take Notre Dame, you do well, it's just, I don't think any. There's going to be a couple of the four that aren't that dominant Clemson, for instance, with that schedule and a freshman quarterback who that's reminds me of Notre Dame. Fair fair. I'm not saying that's fair. But by the same folk, would you would you favor at the end? You're not going to get a big edge either wakes up to say, clemson's gonna play an ACC championship game and and Notre Dame's in the clubhouse. It doesn't have to. But if you go to eight thirty and this is where it go back to last year, would it have been an injustice had Alabama, not been in that four spot and that four spot instead would have been Ohio State which you said that was an injustice Ella Bama should've gone? Yes. All right. But we'll say they didn't say go high of state, Alabama for as good as they were. Okay. And able to national champ wouldn't have made it had the decision been made to go with Ohio State that fifteen. That's Cinderella team. We talked about central Florida. Lashed here. I like having a Cinderella team to claims. They're still claiming we're national champ. Why can't we be national chip? We were undefeated. We beat Auburn in a bowl game. There were team when Cinderella's go to bowl games. They give it one hundred percent team. They're playing sometimes doesn't. So that's skewed a little bit. But for for what they're saying and the way they. Feel they think they're as good as anybody. Why say prove it when the games matter the most in a playoff environment, not in a bowl game that to them is big time and the team that they're playing may not be meaningless, but it's not a big deal. Okay. We snap in numerous times over the years. My thing is five conferences, five champions. Sometimes you have to teams from conference that are deserving. You had the independent, Notre Dame you had to Cinderella's, they it's UCF or whoever it may be that Cinderella story eight allows all of those teams in we're four eliminates a lot of teams. Now you can say, hey, it makes it better because, hey, if you're the fifteen, you have nothing to cry about because you probably lost a game and whatever had you gone into defeat that you would been in. But there's some cases where I can say for an Alabama last year, they lost the game, but at the end they we know they were the best team or right there with Georgia. Even that was a great game could have gone either way, but they would have been out completely in Ohio State would have been in. So I like eight. I think the more the merrier for that on what sixteen I don't want all of that. I think eight. At that point, they're going to worry about the ninth or tenth team, but for four, you worry about that fifteen. That's sixteen and I think eight would be perfect. I would watch the heck out of eight. I would be thoroughly entertained by eight, but I'm not dying to get there. Yeah. But I mean, I I'd live with. Beano cook with say, it's a heck of a lot better than it was. Okay. When you had the two and now you got four and now you, we always wanted eight. At least I always did, and I just look, I just look at the NFL Dari and say playoff to let it team in that say, you lost two games in September when you had all these injuries, and then all of a sudden you put the two losses destroy your chances. Even though you're playing as well as anybody at the end of the year, that eight would allow something like that to happen. A two loss team gets in its playing great. At the end of the year, all of those different circumstances that allow teams that we would be different from what they were to what they are will allow for eight and addition to the team that has that schedules and they don't deserve to be and they didn't play anybody, but they want him to fetal. We'll put them in and let's see if they are, they're going to, they're going to be Panera chest. They're going to be bragging about how good they are, put them in and let them show how good they are. Okay. And if they're not, they'll get beat. So that's why I like the eight for all those different reasons. All those different kinds of teams and kinds of scenarios would allow in for an eight and they're not for a four. I agree. There's another team out there, and you mentioned it's UCF if they're ever going to get a chance or a group of five teams ever going to get a chance to really compete for a national title and not make one up with Disney parades and everything else they're going to have to be an eighteen playoff. Again, I'm not dying for an eighteen playoff. I'm not dying for UCF to be in the playoff. And there's, I mean. It's thinks they can only play or they can play in what power five team wants to deal with you at UCF to get beat, right. Here's their schedule Yukon South Carolina state FAU pit. SMU today go to Memphis, not easy. Then they go to East Carolina temple. They've got navy at home, and then the last two games, Cincinnati in south Florida. Now, those are two teams that are currently ranked. They run the table. They have a case that would be. What twenty five straight wins over two years. I don't. Fourteen playoff yet. No case. Now with the teams we have now, not if we're sitting here making the case that Notre Dame couldn't even get in if they run it. Yeah, but an eight. You couldn't make a case. Okay with eight, you make if you have eight if you have eight. Okay. If you have eight, they had better be in. At that point? Yeah, that's my. That's why I think the intrigue is will allow those teams in because I don't like it when they go to a bowl when they win, they claimed grit, doesn't we know what bowls are for bowls of the elite teams that don't go the final four. It's a let down the bowl game. It's not a big deal for them. It's a huge, let's they're Super Bowl. So they're playing at a different level than their opponent, and it skews the the whole result. When you get into a playoff and everybody's giving me your best shot, then you could say, hey, we really earned it. We are right there. I wanna see that Cinderella in that environment. I did a bow environment, but in an environment of a playoff, and we're never going to ever see that Cinderella in a fourteen play see, runs the table. They're not deserving of being in a four because of the schedule. But in an eight, they would be. Good. I can't wait for the next UCF championship parade. They'd go back to back. Make sure you tune in for college football action today? Georgia battling Ilisu presented by Dr. Pepper coverage begins to thirty eastern on ESPN radio ESPN, radio dot com. And the ESPN app, Georgia LSU Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan Mel. We have. We have elimination games in the Pac, twelve and big ten that's central Florida and Memphis. I know best player on the field. It's not going to be necessary. McKenzie. Milton is going to be Henderson the running back. Okay. Who I right now is one of the best running backs in college. Football is Darrel Henderson from the Memphis Tigers. Enjoy your football. My friend, you got about ESPN radio.

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Mark Saxon of The Athletic  July 23, 2020

Scoops with Danny Mac

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Mark Saxon of The Athletic July 23, 2020

"We are just over twenty four hours away from the home opener for the Saint, Louis Cardinals and tonight major league. Baseball kicks off with the Washington nationals and the New York Yankees There were some that thought we would never get to this spot and yet here we are with major, League Baseball, it is ready to go. It'll be a race to the finish with a sixty game season, and joining us our team at one. Oh, one is Mark Saxon from the athletic does an amazing job. Job Covering the Saint Louis Cardinals in Mlb Marco, great to hear Your Voice. How are things? Things are good man. Isn't it crazy like? Ah, you think about the effort that so many people talk to get us to this point It almost seemed to me at any rain at times, it wasn't going to happen but they did a pretty good job with it and I I think crew especially from the cardinals perspective. They feel pretty good about this now, and so, but what's amazing is. Big in Herculaneum. That effort felt like here. We are now. It's just the beginning right and to see how it goes but God. It's just so fun to think about watching games tonight. And then you know the cardinals getting underway tomorrow up. It really is I. I felt like coming out of the fourth of July just to get the agreement. The economic agreement was one thing, and then the testing was so bumpy the fourth of July weekend holiday weekend. There was tests that were late. There are testers that didn't. Didn't show up. And I thought well. This could be you know just not gonNA work. Players are going to go home and say this is crazy, but to their credit they stayed with it and once that happened, and they got a rhythm to this and players got in a rhythm with their home ballparks in summer camp. Then I thought okay. This has got a shot and sure enough. There was a rhythm to it, and and once that happened mark I got the feeling like this has a chance to work. Yeah I was in exactly the same Bodey you at the in that timeframe, and then you know you got the sense that Major League Baseball. It's just GonNa Kinda. Plow through it. You know you know barring something. Absolutely you know you know catastrophic. You Know Ten plus guys. Going on I l. at the same time for testing positive something like that on one team. They're just going to keep going, and it's going to look different You know just two days ago hunter. Dosier tested positive. But they're just gonNA keep going in as long as you know. Someone doesn't get extremely sick. They're just GONNA have teams adjust and bring up guys from their satellite camps, but It's baseball and I. Don't think that anything. These guys are going through. His is particularly riskier than what the rest of us are going through, and so you know they're making it happen, and you know I. It will be something I think that restores a sense of familiar screw miliary, and and is is reassuring people. That's the thing that stood out to me. Is You know we got to the ballpark yesterday? And we hear about hundred dosier WHO's supposed to be in the middle of the royals lineup, and not to make light of it, but it was kind of like. Okay well tested positive. He's out fourteen days and all right I mean. This is a middle the lineup type guy for the royals and he's going to miss opening night. He's going to miss the first couple of weeks. And you just move on and I guess that's the way we have to accept this. It's a huge blow for the royals, but in the big picture. That's how teams are going to have to accept what's going on and Major League Baseball, isn't it? Yeah I think teams are a little more equipped for this than baby. We think a fan and as media members. Because you know for years, you've been hearing teams, say you know if a superstar player gets injured or even a an ace pitcher has a major injury like Tommy John when you talk to executives in baseball, they typically say well. What are you GONNA do? It's not like the rest of the. League is GonNa Pause and feel sorry for us. You gotTa keep going. Going until the next guy and you go, and so that's a good way to think about this season. Just on a little more extreme level right but they're gonNA go through with that and again. It seems relatively safe to me. They're testing them a lot We'll see how it goes, but I. I'm cautiously optimistic like you are. Mark Saxon of the athletic is. My guest does a great job covering the cardinals. Okay? Summer camp is is finished up in a general sense. How well positioned are the cardinals going into opening night twenty twenty? What do you think? You know I think it was really reassuring to see. Two guys look really good in camp and that was mad. Carpenter and Tyler O.`Neil because. We still don't have any answers to the question of. Are they going to be able to score? You know the number of enough runs to be a real serious world series contender like we it. It's pretty obvious they have enough pitching and defense that they're going to be competitive, but I do think that question is going to hang over this team until it no longer hangs over the team because they prove it's not an issue. and I see those two guys is absolutely pivotal in as as Paul Goldschmidt of course, polity, young and everybody else, but. But seeing that impact bat that Matt Carpenter can be look a little more like an impact I think reassured some people. It's incredible in doing these games. and I did a lot of the the Inter. Squad Games did the game yesterday the difference we forgot I think At least I did I forgot the difference at Matt Carpenter can make and how he changes the look of this lineup. It's a different looking lineup when he is Matt Carpenter of old and makes up for maybe the the blemishes in this lineup that we saw a year ago. Yeah. That's one hundred percent. Right when you see him. You know pulling the ball. You know deep to right field and then. Later slashing about the Left Center that that's encouraging now. Does it mean that he's going to do what he did for three three and a half months in two, thousand eighteen and got. MVP votes. We really don't know you know you do have to you know. The Caveat of course is that he's thirty four years old. You don't typically see big career upticks in that age demographic, but you do see them. And if last year was an outlier, and I think you could argue he was dealing with a little more physically earlier in the season, the team ever let on. That was the case and last year without liar, hugely important news for this team, but again I think it's A. A story that sort of own going rather than established at this point, so we know O.`Neil gets the first crack in left if it's a normal season, I think you give them thirty forty five games to get settled. have good stretch have bad stretches. Get settled in in a sixty game stretch. It's the question I get all the time. How long do you give Lane Thomas Baiter maybe even follower o.`Neil. How long do you give those guys to get settled in? What? What's your opinion on that? Let. Such a great question Danny in the in the none of us know because only one person's opinion on that matters and that's Mike Shelf. I don't think you know. He has had to adjust lineups based on performance, but we really haven't seen him. have to make I really difficult decision of calling in a veteran who is one of his team leaders, one of his best paid players on the roster, one of his faces the franchise and say look. We're going a different direction in the lineup and so i. don't know what that actual number is, and I get that question a lot. but I think most people would agree that when every game is worth nearly three times as As many as as a typical regular season game, it's gotta be quicker than it normally would so I don't really have an answer for that number, either, but you know I think people are talking in term terms of week increments versus month increments. So that's a good place to start I think the players have made the adjustment with fans in no stands in the crowd, being piped in I think they'll be adjustments as we go along in the season and how that works even on the telecast. What do you think of that so far? It's a little weird. I'm not a huge fan by the way of the virtual fan. It just really weird. When when they ask Virgil fans I think Fox National Games. They're gonNA data just looks like MLB. The show I I'm not a big fan of blurring reality and digital life, but you know I think one of the reasons in terms of the crowd noise is just so teams feel like they have some sense of privacy. Every time Yati yells to one of the infielders to move to fee to his left or something. The other team's going to hear it if you're playing a totally empty stadium, it's just a little weird. You're going to hear every guy who was unhappy with the home plate umpire. You're going to hear I guess. It's a little bit like a Tampa Bay rays game, but. yeah, I don't know we'll have to see. Carlos going in the rotation Kim looked awesome in the back end both looked really good yesterday. What do you think of that decision by Mike Shield? I thought Carlos. Martinez if he's healthy as a rotation pieces kind of a no brainer, just look how good he was from two thousand, fifteen to two, thousand, seventeen I think it's fair to say he was the best starting pitcher on the team, and while he may have been passed by Jack Flair Day. He's still really really good when he's throwing strikes and he knows where it's. It's going. There's nobody really a better arsenal. I don't think Major League. Baseball are very elite group so that that's a smart decision I didn't totally get the Kim decision because he hasn't pitched in relief, but boy did. He looked good yesterday, hitting ninety four, and with an eighty two mile, an hour, curve ball, and everything in between I mean he really could be a puzzle especially. When you think about a guy coming from a Foreign League I. I, don't think guys are going to be looking at as much video this year, so his advantage as being a veteran. WHO's you know unleashed on a league? That's not familiar with him. That's going to be a real edge especially earlier in the year I really felt and I know it's the royals in the rebuilding, but I really felt yesterday could be a sign. Sign of things to come meaning that the cardinals against the secondary pitching is where they're going to be team, so even if their offense isn't where it was a few years ago, and if they struggled offensively, which is the question going into the season? We'll see how it plays out. That's where they're going to be teams. Their depth and pitching is going to keep them in games. That's where they're going to wear teams out. Game of a series third game of a series sixth inning of a game early on because teams don't have pictures going deep I, just think mark. That's where they GONNA be teams. What do you think? Yeah, absolutely right I think yesterday is kind of what it's GonNa! Look like when they play the royals and the Tigers and arguably the pirates right so the the royals really don't have any. Veteran pitchers who throw strike so they'd walk. Nine is yesterday. The cardinals offense competent enough to turn that into some runs. And as you said when they go to their bullpen, they're going to be bringing in stay. Leone and Gombar and and Kim and and Ryan. How's he like guys who are who have done some things in the major leagues, and and can throw strikes and have good stuff as opposed to these other teams that don't have that kind of depth, so that does keep the game within reach. I think the big question is when you're facing the brew, or we're going to put up some runs even if you pitch. They just have too much duck. They're gonNA. Put Up some runs most games when you facing the COBS. They'RE GONNA put up some runs. some of the certainly, the twins are going to put up on so. I think the question isn't so much again. Is this a competitive team? Do they have enough to sort of Goto toe when they're playing the dodgers? If they ever if they do play them in the playoffs or some of the teams I mentioned so I absolutely do agree with you that pitching death. It's impossible to imagine this team. Not Being Competitive Mark, Saxon is my. My guest from the athletic will see that rosters have to be turned in this morning across Major League Baseball. What are the decisions as they get to that thirty man roster with Brad Miller going on the I l.. How does that and we know that Brad see-saw has been released? So what are the decision still looming for the cardinals? Is that deadline looms? We'll the first thing is a thirty man. Roster is absurdly big right I mean. This is more of a September luck than a regular season. Luck It's almost like everybody's GonNa make it now I. I don't know that you Oviedo will make it. but I think cody Whitley will make it I. think that you know if you're headed assists Cabrera you got shot now because of what happened with Brett Ziesel. Depending on whether he's ready healthy and all those things Brad Miller being hurt that opens the door to Austin Dean. Certainly I think will make this team so They're going to have plenty of guys to go to and that bullpens GONNA be ridiculous. They're going to have I, think either eleven or twelve people in that bullpen alone so. Covering innings not going to be a problem the. You know I I think the bigger question for this team is more on the impact side and the everyday lineup. In terms of Friday night, we've heard that there's going to be a unifying aspect of the team with the national anthem. Correct me if I'm wrong. What what are you expecting to see on Friday night? Yeah so so Shelton Jacks clarity both said that there was going to be some gesture. Toward Social Justice and it sounds like they will Stencil in or or have on the mound of black lives. Matter Message Jan.. Very unusual. You know you think of opening opening day, cardinals. Tradition is typically the clydesdales and the hall of famers and tradition. Now it's about confronting. You know really changing and progressive social movement, so it's it's a unusual look for this team. I think for some of the fan base who maybe are not aligned with those of us. It's going to be. Maybe a little different, but the team has committed to what they view as a human rights issue, and that they're not going to back off of that in a League has embraced it as well so I think that it's a sign that society is moving. There's progress and people are just going to have to decide whether they want to get on board with that Central Division as we wrap it up with Mark Saxon. Are the cardinals the team to beat? Who Do you like the central? You know that brewers team is a little scary to me and we all know how good their bullpen can be. If Josh Hader keeps going. What if Corbin, Burns and woodrow for as good as they can be that that's that's a dangerous team today and it's dawning on me lately to look out for that team. You know look at the lineup there I. If you. If you could you know forced me to pick a team, I would pick them to win the the central right now, but my God in a sixty game season. It's going to be absolutely. Absolutely competitive I can't see any of these contenders other than the pirates falling out of an early, which is really really surprise me, so it's GonNa be fun and just roll with it and see where everything goes and enjoy these games because there is going to be great competition out there and you know I know you agree because you're always of professional athletes gathering for fierce competition. You Bet I am so excited about it. It'll be Friday night six o'clock on Fox Sports Midwest the pre-game show seven fifteen, the first pitch and we get it going and mark. Mark Saxon we'll have it all covered at the athletic. Hey, mark, thanks so much. I appreciate it. Great talking to you Danny. See You tomorrow. That's Mark Saxon of the athletic.

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Jon Heyman's Insider Corner, Players on the move

Big Time Baseball

00:00 sec | 3 months ago

Jon Heyman's Insider Corner, Players on the move

"The. Radio DOT COM sports presents big time baseball with MLB insider John Hayman, and former major leaguer Toyota gwen junior. Lots of intrigue here in the next week, the trade deadline will be upon. US August. Thirty first will be the deadline lot of teams still in it. Bobby buyers may be not not enough sellers enforcing for US John Hayman on show we got the inside track on a lot of these guys who are being talked about it. He's GonNa. Give us some percentages on on some of the bigger name, but we're going to start with the stars that may be on the move will start day Duffy. Yeah Danny Duffy a nice year for Kansas City has been a little up and down saying that big contract but I could see him. In being dealt Kansas City's in interesting situation I. Think they're on the right track, but clearly still rebuilding team in Kennedy also, another guy could be seen potentially as starter for somebody. Obviously they've got several bullpen pieces that we're going to go over as well. Talk about end. Yet. Another about how a guy like roar who has pitched well in his world cyber arms that can get you some legged if your team in contention. Yes solid starter is very good for the nats, not to a great start with Toronto, but he's a solid arm that certainly could help a contender i. think that there's a good chance. He'll be dealt Toronto's in one of those situations where they're kind of in the middle. A lot of teams are in that situation now so they may end up a trading if they do roark would be on the both. About Marco Gonzalez of the Mariners who lead for that squad that is a bit in. His good for fourteen is not in contention as well. Yeah. I think Seattle is one of those committed sellers aren't many right? Austin Pittsburgh I. Think they'll sell is the guy they've got under contract for a couple of years they signed to a four year deal a very solid starter and Jerry Dipoto is always willing to make. So I would not be shocked if he wants dealt. Martin Perez we. Yeah I think he's up to a pretty good start. One of those guys in Boston who's actually pitching. Well, they've already made two trades. They're clearly a seller a no question about that. Really. So do relievers may sell one or two more relievers and I think our team Perez and potentially of all the wasn't quite as good as Peres could also be on the move. And this one was a surprise to see him on his list Nathan of all just signed a big deal with the red. SOx. I mean that contracts going to be interesting at this point, they rewarded him for being quite a hero in the world series in that. Loss in their won loss, he ate up innings and really help them. Got A big heart. But you also got a contract which could complicate things. Now these two individuals. May very well, have put themselves on this list by their own actions nets clever in police sack of the the end what are you hearing on that front? Yeah I mean. Obviously, they're now with the team now at at the alternate side, not anything to do with their towns and they were both to terrific starts, but they upset their teammates. And assume, they did not do the right thing I think. You know if you can pick one or the other clemenger probably was born the wrong because he wasn't found out right away. Please sack was found out and was separated was sent home alone Clemenger pretended he wasn't the part of that. Expedition Out of the. Out of the hotel in the as when I was in a team meeting defended police act with the team and then was found out I. think teammates were quite upset about some of them So upset, they didn't want him around and the team. was tough and I think that was the right thing to do to separate them, and there's no word on when they're coming back yet as we record this we'll be surprised that they're kept out much much longer beyond this, but they certainly did the wrong thing during the Kobe situation we know with Carlos Carrasco last year one distorted Gary Cohn of their manager has health science iteration. So definitely the wrong thing and you know I'm not gonNA, rule it out the clever was name was out there as a potential target. Over the winter I didn't get it at the time but maybe. Maybe some things even before then that made them Kinda question whether they want do long-term now. Bauer for a long time and he's kind of quirky personality in they him around quite a while delay side they couldn't afford to keep them and so teams put up a lot if the guys talented and both these guys are very talented. So you know I'm going to give percentages on all the big stars that we're GonNa talk about now I'm GonNa. Say cleven jurors maybe a fifty percent Janssen please at less because he so cheap right now five percent chance to be traded but you didn't hear their names at least. The one the one thing that is really tough to come back from is a violation of trust in the locker room in violated is really really hard to to come back from their whole fleet Clemson police. ACT will be get back into races of their teammates. This gives us some of the big names and you just mentioned his name here for quite often on social media that Trevor Barra was pitching very well for a I think a team that has underachievement right now. Cincinnati, reds. Absolutely in the case could be made bowers been the best pitcher in that league. I know people talk about the organ shore. Even, set gallons been very consistent in good in the National League but Trevor Bauer has been fantastic. Certainly outspoken might say worke or even controversy the reds. They're not playing particularly well now, certainly, Suarez is underperforming Lotto's performing others early concern there about the team. I think they're are more likely to be not seller. So I don't think it's too likely that they will trade him but look teams not right now playing well is a free agent after the year so. I'm not gonNA rule it out. His name's going to be out there until unless they turn it around quickly. So I'm GonNa say that there is a close to a twenty percent chance that he is actually traded. Twenty percents, annual SORTA. Remain teams out there one take on a guy like every barry despite with some people may consider controversial or opinionated recording whatever it is the guy can pitch as pitching. Well, this season let's to last Leno are a chance to see up close your Portland Rangers. He's been a bull for night ranger team in their kind of in the middle of the pack in terms of they are in contention. Arthur. Not In contention but he certainly named as I assume a lot of teams are looking at. Teams would want Lance Lynn. He's a candidate for the American league and he's been fantastic when they signed him for three hundred, thirty, nine, I thought they overpaid he's been credible makes eight million next year. So salary goes down a bit just a consistent consistent pitcher throws one hundred pitches every single game game in a game out. So he's going to be sought after, but the fact that he's got another year to go and I think Texas wants. To give up on next year either I think the chances of them actually being dealt I think his name is going to be out there are low I'm going to say ten percent on Lance Lynn much more likely would be minor free agent after the year not having a particularly great year I I could see back the braves is a potential for minor they need some pitching I I'd say it's seventy five percent chance minor gets dealt but Chance on Lance. Land. Because he's got the next year on the deal and pitching so so well. I've got a guy like, Josh I I- relievers are obviously it'd be the most side out spot at the deadline although not ensure there's enough of them out there to kind of make everybody Yeah. Just for that very reason Tony I think his values are very very high also got three more years before he's a free agent and arguably one of the most dominating Lieber control more than one thing. At a time and close out game. So there'd be a big price tag brewers have not played great. I still think they have a good chance to be in the playoffs. It's one of those teams right in the Middle Layer. See what they do. It's GONNA come right down at the end whether they do something I've heard that there are teams that have kind of thrown their hats in the rain. Expected themes that you would think of big market teams have been looking at hater but also any team probably certainly certainly San Diego which is less. To relievers these for now pomeranz and Yates and Arizona many many others. Will be looking at Josh Hader analysts say that ultimately though is right now on the bubble of surprised to be strand but not shocked I'll say twenty five percent chance for. Twenty, five percent for. Josh Hater. I think. For All three for three guys talk about in the interest in them I think this next guy though will be probably one of the more sought after guys because of how cheapie is a mess with Marysville. Got Him. A with bill terrific flair led the League in hits. Stolen. Bases. The past. antastic around player versatile and you're right a very. Cost Effective John. Say Seventeen Lehto through twenty twenty three. So whoever gets him gets him for a long time and they'll be happy with him. His name will be out there because of teams are always looking Kansas City loves him. He's their guy. I'm going to say that very unlikely ten percent chance that he he's traded but I'm glad you mentioned his name because you never know. His name eight will be mentioned. How team or its Allaire big power I outfielder t h Yeah. I'M GONNA say a little bit greater chance on him. I mean he's not. Same type of player he's certainly don't Wanna say one dimensional but not at isn't that was made dimensions. Maryville big big power obviously strikes l. out but huge home run total tough park and. would be a guy that could help out contending teams particularly with the h all over the place and for this year, and he's got a year to go before free agency. So I'M GONNA. Say Solaire. Has got a great chance to be dealt I'm GonNa say even twenty percent chance on. Larry, we haven't heard his name out there much but. I do think Kansas City's one of the few sellers and. That's a guy they might be willing to talk about I. Think. Given Bundy. He's an interesting. Yeah absolutely spinach great image zero, one run in three of the starts already as certainly as one of the pitchers rare pitchers WHO's out for. The angels? The, angels are team power ask shocking right Utah knows. His tough to believe that they can you know be as bad as they've been this unit just on paper this doesn't make any sense at all. Not to me either I mean I guess you could points say they're pitching great. But whether hitting Sir George Soup should be and they'd signed six guys more than any other team in the last decade six guys on six contracts one, hundred, million or greater many of them much greater than one hundred, million. We've got the judge Hamilton. Upton drought twice that worked out Dome who else? Designed six contracts for more than one, hundred, million over the last decade and be one of the worst teams It's shocking. Bunny heads a year ago before the free agent so I think it'd be disinclined to trade him but. In this market with all the buyers and salaries, they could get a ton for him and. I think there's a chance I don't think they want to sell knowing that they. They signed mic drop for this period, and here he is at age twenty nine having usual year just signing rent down I. Think they want to oppress those guys, their fans and You. Know I don't think they're GONNA do it. But I I think there's a chance when five chance I would say it's on my the Astrit. Okay obviously obviously John The red sox are as bad as we've seen in quite some time in. So that puts a lot of the guys on the block. Ed. Bardy move to pitchers would about a guy like Zander Bogart who's just? One of the guys I enjoy wash. Yeah now he's it's signed a five-year deal does have an opt out in a couple years So interesting contract his performing well under difficult circumstances with a bad team obviously the this isn't I'm blue team. He's the new jammies drake bat so is willing to anybody I. think that's fair to say he's got Ken. Rosenthal pointed out a a full no trade coming up at seven year normally it's ten years. You get the full no trade right they. Agreed to make an at seven years and that is coming out. So I would say, Zander Bollaert has shot to be traded I'm GonNa with that twenty percent. I'll say that JD Martinez will also has an opt out and that makes ninety million a year at tough contract for the h even though. All, the teams. Here you know I think it's not gonna be that easy. To move him but I would say it's a greater likelihood of at twenty five percent I'll put. At Jd Martinez, his teammates. To be moved. As I tell you what would jd Martinez unknown got a big contract and he not necessarily a guy who can play D.. I the he goes produce more than you gonNA give up the field of your next leaks this year with the ages. Around on both lease, it would make a lot of thing. He's done a hit for a long time. It just washes mechanics the so sound peaches swing every single time. I don't get to each forty I truly believe that A. Secondhand he's been big in the second half. The one question I would have this is going to carry over. He questioned not having video rooms year and how it will affect him I. You know I don't know if that's the reason whether he can easily overcome better not but I think, could slow start a attributed to the lack of video I don't know but. You're right on. He's one of the better hitters in baseball. Now jd I just think back to the couple of years ago in a diamondback straight form and it was one of the best. The trade deadline trump moves of all time, my his his numbers were through the ceiling and actually brought them right back into to a race there our Johnny Cueto. Once again, the giants who are trying to rebuild keep getting hit with a team that wants to play are enough plays plays the game right way in winning games went six straight. They go from being at the towards the bottom of the division two right in the middle at third place in it complicates things for the front office if you are trying to sell. Interesting spot. Once again, as you pointed out, Tony, they've been through this before I. Personally think they should sell I don't see them into contender. They've out-perform give them credit this point fantastic Dan several pitchers who actually. impressed. At Different Times this year Iraq am Smiley. Gone Men Watson as a reliever. Beverage Lieber. They've got a Lotta guys they could move but quite always the most interesting it's got the big contract obviously. But I think that's the kind of guys that will move beaver mackinac trade prospects not when you can't see them they're out the alternate site. You're not putting up David stats you don't have. Scouts is on them. So I think the money trades are more likely so I I still think quite has a decent job to be traded in two thousand, fifteen up the royals won the world series. So I'm going to say that he still got a fifty percent chance to be. That's one of my high wants here fifty percent chance. To wait I'll thinking I'm GonNa go fifty percent on Cueto I think Myers even higher. Density more of seller more likely of seller, the CISCO. Cueto. If San Francisco sales that's a good one. I think teams will be interested. I'm totally against teams But if you're giants, I think you Kinda map, you're right math cell right here because I've been on a team that was supposed to be bad were would allow organizations sell instead two, thousand, Ten, win ninety plus Games, and you ended up trading Corey Kluber for a Ludwig at the time Cougar was just a picture minor league but you see how that term doubt and in that was solely based on the fact that we were in contention and they felt bad makeable. We'll see how this plays out in how the rest of the deadline plays out this into the ownership. Lane here the midst up for sale their ownership situation is is is fluid at this point in terms of the contenders what are you hearing an effort? Well, it seems to me that. It's likely going to be one of two ownership groups says, Steve, Combs Hedge Fund Guy in the New York area from island had been a mets fan his whole life and reputedly has fifty billion dollars certainly has the money for the team I. Think it will be like that part of it but the. Everybody's multifaceted good to everybody in Alex, Rodriguez, in Denver Lopez the other team they got a much bigger group. which can have it'd be a drawback obviously They'd rather have somebody just got the money rather than somebody who's raising the money. But East clearly threat interested in wants to do like in front of me Derek jeter. Group together and get a team that worked out for jeeter able to get a team together to Bruce. Afoot most of them bill and Iran has got the few guys. Viola and Rep. A. He's working. So it's most likely going to be one of those to my understanding is that the other group the other? Three groups Harris and Blitzer who own the sixers and. would be the ones who invented by a major sports league and. WORKED OUT wealth. WORKED OUT? Well for them with. The. Philadelphia. Yeah I I think Harrison Blitzer. My understanding is they do not WanNa, go toe to toe with Steve Cohen. Bidding, war, and. Are are unlikely. To to be able to win the team I have not heard their out of it. So I'm not going to eliminate them. They are the third growth and the people respect them and they get the team They're very likely to be able to be approved. Obviously a rug got his big pluses and minuses yet the drug suspension. which is a minus and The gome same thing at some big pluses and minuses. Insider trading accusations not drew. They did pay a big fine of over billion dollars. So at this point looks most likely between the comb the Hedge Fund Died York in Iran we although in. His. Beyond Say J. LO together probably one of those two will get it a Harris. Blitzer still intimate stuff. I, know there are midspan out there including our producer. Dylan are praying net this ownership which happened. So they can once again have a chance at happiness. Are That's going to do it for this week's episode of Big Time Baseball and Tony Gwynn? Junior side John. Hayman you can follow us on twitter at Tony. 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Brewers at Cardinals- Series Preview with Special Guest Bill Schmid of Milwaukee 105.7 theFan

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Brewers at Cardinals- Series Preview with Special Guest Bill Schmid of Milwaukee 105.7 theFan

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Fridays is up scoops with Danny MAC DOT COM. This is our game preview for coming to you. Brilliant clarity thanks to Lord over time is located in the heart of the do men's and women's jewelry. Laura's diamonds dot com well well Adam wainwright helping to get this playoff push to the end he is going tonight for Saint Louis Eleven and nine four point one six. Era Array the brewers are in town first of three Adrian Hauser six and five three point five nine era. He's one strikeout away from from one hundred this year brewers in town. I if three Jack flirty going tomorrow. He's had a historic second half. That's something I get into Ben Frederickson on the website but tonight. It's Adam wainwright. He's coming off seven innings. One run effort to give him his eleventh win of the season his last time out out his last two starts both been seven ending outings that ended in wins. The cardinals have a four-game lead over both Chicago and Milwaukee at started start a play tonight should be a packed house tonight tomorrow and Sunday and the schedule really gets an uptick here because Washington comes to town after this then the cardinals go go to Wrigley Field then Arizona than finish up with Chicago at home and the regular season comes to a close. It's all over but then the cardinals are hoping it's postseason play if you're not going to cardinals baseball tonight down at Busch Stadium Place to be is westport social now. This is what they have at westport social outside of eight different games you can get involved with and it's like Botchy Papa shot and they've got ping pong and they've got darts and they've got pool but they have things for you to do late into the wee hours live music every weekend at westport social tonight tomorrow and then if that's not enough if brunches your thing you want to sit back kickbacks and relaxed and watching games they have a huge brunch on Sundays. Do me a favor head to Westport Social Dash S. T. L. DOT COM and see the menu see the live music and see what they offer seven days as a week at Westport Social Dash S. T. L. Dot Com when we come back. You'll hear from Chris Ruby. He'll preview tonight series beginning with the Milwaukee brewers in game number one St Louis. It's Matt Carpenter for my friends at snuck. I want to tell you about the surprises they haven't stores. 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It's snook span so check out all the surprises in storage now just despite the Red Snook dot and you'll know it's good cardinals win the final game of a three-game series in Denver over the rockies and head back to Bush stadium to get set for the Milwaukee brewers brewers who will arrive in Saint Louis Red Hot winners of seven straight the cardinals go three three on their six game road trip and at eighty two and sixty four are four games in front front of the surging brewers and the Cups Chicago losing two of three in San Diego also salvaging the final game of a trio of matchups against against the padres according to fan graphs dot com the cardinals hold a ninety one point six percent chance of making the playoffs and a seventy six point six percent chance of winning the division the the cubs playoff chances fifty two point four percent Milwaukee thirty three point seven the cups according to the website a sixteen point seven percent chance of winning the division the brewers six point seven percent the cardinals will not face any more teams under five hundred and open a massive final two weeks with three against the brewers and the Washington nationals down before seven of their final ten games against the cubs at Wrigley Three in the desert against the diamondbacks and then three more against the cubs at Busch Stadium the final weekend of the season scheduled starters for this weekend's cardinals brewers series are Adam Wainwright in Adrian Hauser on Friday. Hey Jack flirty and Jordan lyles Saturday Michael Walker and Chase Anderson on Sunday still reeling from the loss of Christian Yelich the brewers are playing good baseball but leave of south Florida and head to Saint Louis who the brewers turn to now that the rainy national league MVP as fractured his kneecap and will miss the rest of the season how does Milwaukee's pitching continued to shape up and get healthy and what's the outlook for this weekend as the brewers trying to get back into the wild card and national the League's central racists for all of that and more we visit with Bill Schmidt of one zero five seven the fan in Milwaukee host of the Wendy's big show from two to six and brewers brewers postgame. It's a preview of the cardinals and Brewers at Busch Stadium this weekend for scoops with Danny Mac dot com. I'm Chris Ready. Are you ready for the boys of summer. Well pulled up front row seated hotshot sports bar and grill for all the cardinals action this season at one of their eleven area area locations during every cardinals game you can enjoy the new hotshot strip ablaze special featuring a large pizza order boneless wings and a bucket doc it. Abud family bottles available for a great price also be sure to join the party on the last Tuesday of each month this season for hotshots ticket Tuesday. Hey and your shot to score a pair of tickets to an upcoming game. Don't forget to score one dollar hotshots Tacos any day after the cardinals score eight or or more runs hotshots proud home of Cardinal Fan since nineteen ninety your home for all the Games all the time find hotshots location near you. hotshots chats net dot com. Now what's going on man. I know tough news with the injury in Milwaukee couple of days ago but certainly the brewers playing great baseball right now Chris. It was an an absolute gut. Punch is what it was and the team was starting to really hit a little bit of a stride and go on that run that obviously you've seen the cardinals go on here in the last six weeks or so people here in Milwaukee been waiting for that run for for all year long seemingly and then Christian Yelich carrying the load for the better part of last two seasons and he ends up going down in a heap but it's ever since then they've won two straight and really it's a strange feeling CRESPI optimism around the team team beforehand and you guys are saying Louis. Tell me a little bit differently because we're just getting used to September baseball here up in in Wisconsin and and getting used to do what playoff baseball is like you have been to the playoffs quite a few times and obviously won a bunch of titles and have a lot more storied history than we do but brewer fans were kind of thinking that this scene was underachieving playoffs weren't great and they wanted more after appearance in the NFL CS now this year after the injury a couple of nights ago. It's been a rallying cry around the city that people are like man and see what happens. There's a lot of good talent on this team and this weekend's going to be a lot of fun. That's how it happens and baseball sometimes some times and I personally bill feel like the cubs out of the three teams in the central in the race right now probably have the most pressure on them of all probably more than the cardinals and and and definitely the brewers I would say I would I would say so absolutely you look at what that roster looks like in the construction that theo APP scene and the other guys have done there in Chicago they they have put so much money financially and honestly look at the Capitol that they've put into that team they they pay twenty million dollars for Cole Hamels this year on one year deal but you also remember they've traded. I believe four or five prospects for him. Last year the deadline and that's all capital that your team gets older quicker and you start to regress a little bit sooner and you have to have conversations like they're having with you know do do we move on from Chris. Bryan Torah are we able to tr- able to sign a hobby bias. That's Chicago team. We're a little bit closer than you guys are and I know the disdain I guess is the best word for for it would do fan bases between the Chicago. Cubs is similar Saint Louis in Milwaukee. They are really feeling the heat right now the speed went on the radio today and set called it an embarrassment and about certain parts of the team and they are very very much in the thick of the negative energy not right now and the cardinals just been playing great ball here the last six weeks the brewers doing whatever they can hang in it with no Christian Yelich bill who needs to carry the water for for Milwaukee without the MVP in the lineup what needs to go and how does the recipe changed for the brewers to win games over the next two weeks well. You're going to see a couple of guys here. In in this series that are gonNA play big roles and Trent Gresham just the twenty two year old rookie. WHO's the guy that Christie was the first round pick in two thousand fifteen and I wanna say and he was he was a mid round first round pick fifteen or sixteen when through some real struggles in the minor leagues and came in with a Funky Funky Gra- bat grip and I don't know if they'll talk about it on the broadcast but he holds the bat a little bit more like you're trying to slice that nine iron and get it up one hundred thirty and put ended up right there on the dance floor. He holds it with a thumbs up and the brewers tried to change him and then he went through some real struggles at the minor league level but can combine I between double a triple and now the majors this year the guy said thirty one homers and hit well over three thirty and he's been able to be a force there for the crew when they needed him and Ben Gambles GonNa fill in that spot right field but a you know as well as I do and cardinal fans know about having him the PS is there. There's nobody that's going to be able to carry the load for what Chris Knowledge was doing he was having an unbelievable year possibly statistically better than he did last year but Ryan brought Michael Stock the two guys that come to mind run production wise that are going to have to step up brawny obviously and MVP back in twenty twelve and has gone through his struggles on the outside of the game and and that is one part of it where this is his time to shine and he's wearing the Christian Yelich Jersey underneath has and the brewers who is it won their last couple of nights but him and Mike Stock is a really gonNA try to pick up the load here offensively and you're also looking at a world champion Lorenzo Cain who has had had a down year really started to turn it on here in the last month how about from a pitching standpoint bill as we preview the cardinals and brewers with Bill Schmidt of one zero five seven seven the fan of Milwaukee on scoops with Danny Mak Dot Com will start at the back and then work our way forward and it appears. Josh ater is once again becoming Josh Rush Hater. I know he's had some struggles this year and some uncharacteristic stretches where he's given up not just runs but home runs but if you go back to the four one win over the cardinals are knows where hater through the final two innings of that game and the brewers won the final game of that three-game series haters appeared in eight games. The brewers have won all of them. He's thrown ten and a third innings. He struck out twenty. He's given up to its one walk. No runs is John Schroder becoming Josh Hater. I said it yesterday we we went around the table in the afternoons here on the fan in Milwaukee and AFS who is GonNa have to try to put the team on their back after the Yelich injury and everybody wanted to say Moose and Ryan Braun Lorenzo Cain. The offense of guys came to mind but for me it was josh later because this team goes as Josh Hader does the starting pitching is not great. It's well documented documented how they they maneuver the starting pitching and they they worked through the bullpen and the brewers succeed through bullpen management and how Craig Counsel is able to manipulate manipulate the match ups but there's no different matchup when you're talking about Josh later walking up to the mound in the eighth or ninth and last year it was the sixth and seventh because you have the back end of the bullpen relief that you could bring him in whenever the game was going to change the game isn't always tipping in the eighth or ninth inning You Watch baseball doing doing cards pre imposed and CNN that this game can turn in the fifth sixth seventh inning and last year they were deploying him all year long he pitched in fifty five games last year and this if you're he's already eclipsed that he was close to forty five appearances when we were talking about the middle of August and they kinda shut him down for a couple of weeks allowed him to get his bearings back underneath me given up runs and I wanna say it was ten or eleven consecutive appearances for hater and he is really starting to lock the door. We're using that slider a lot more a lot of people up here wanted and he is a dangerous dude the lineup to and now the brewers are feeling when when Josh ater there's right they feel like they short in the game and when he can go one two innings at the end of the game it brings a different type of confidence so that brewers team but he pitched Wednesday pitch Thursday. I would imagine he's unavailable. Friday Saturday. Maybe Sunday is different. They use Josh eight or a lot differently. There are a lot more patient with that arm absolutely and I imagine that from a complete pitching standpoint a little encouragement that that's one area the brewers are getting healthier yeah right yeah for sure and and we're hoping to see Brandon Woodruff here in the next week and a half dude having an unbelievable year and when you look at where the brewers were at coming coming out of spring training and they started the year with Brandon would or corbin burns and Freddie Peralta who you'll see in this series as well coming out of the bullpen and they were all first year in full time starting pitchers Biala Tha that working were very very low and you ask anybody between the brewers organization. They understand that they they knew the risk they took and and Brandon was the one that panned out after having a big postseason last year with somewhat of a hero in the postseason last year he came out had an all star star caliber year and white when the brewers were really needing him and he was really starting to feel like going deeper into games he was it was an average that he was going at least six and a third working into the seventh inning got into the eighth inning a couple of times and he goes down with that oblique they haven't had him at about six weeks but they are getting healthier in the pitching staff and they've had some really surprise appearances from Adrian. Hauser has looked really nice in that rotation Saturday nights starter Jordan lyles. All the team team has done his win. Seven of the eight games that he started for the team and he was a throw in guy they traded him for a prospect that was never gonNa make it to the major leagues a former second second round pick but still had a little bit of promise and they knew they had to get an arm in here. They got Jordan lyles and they've been having some really really key performances by guys that were unexpected bill. We appreciate it man. It should be a lot of fun and here's to a fantastic weekend of baseball. The cardinals brewers thanks so much for the time brother. Hey I can tell you this man. Whatever happens happens and I can't wait for this three three game series and as long as the cubs don't win the Al Central. We'll all be happy. Schmidt with a brewer's perspective from one one over five seven the fan in Milwaukee the cardinals and brewers three games this weekend at Busch stadium the cubs meanwhile host the Pittsburgh pirates. Who have won thirteen of their last twenty? 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The Yanks' Quest, Alonso's Gesture And Much More

Boomer & Gio

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

The Yanks' Quest, Alonso's Gesture And Much More

"Investors Correo Science Jeannot boomer and Geo on the fan simul gas across the country on CBS sports network good ones tire season and that was a great game and I could not believe I've really felt strongly about the nationals last night not the way that they won because I thought that Max Scherzer was going to go out exercise some of their playoff demons yes it's one game but it's a game at home that they wouldn't normally lose and it seemed like they were on that way as Max that is gonNa feel like forty eight hours gonna feel like a very very long time but you gotta taste last night you gotta taste of what we have been waiting for for the out watching that game yeah as we all witnessed how the Washington national band felt as they saw what was happening and how it unfolded in the era in right field eight am hour this morning it all started last night and boy I was a fun one boomer good morning our hey good morning I'm all wrapped up now and Yankee playoffs feeble were ready to rock and roll this is Soto hit off a Josh Hater and everything else it was just terrific so this is what this is what playoff baseball's all about I wish my mets were in the playoffs unfortunately they're not you're still got a couple of days it's gonNa feel like an eternity for the Yankees Fan it's been waiting to see their team play and how they're going to handle things and get them back out there and see us healthy us on the mound and Oh bound then Strasbourg was great and then the rest of the nationals bullpen gets the job done and they storm back tie the game and then with the nationals park whatever the hell it's called I gotTa tell you man I am rack I'm rock walked in now I'm ready to rock and roll and I can't wait to celebrate the Yankees starting great and I thought that the brewers were going to run the day Ron was gonna come to a halt very quickly and that national was different than the teams in the past that proved happening again fans that were going crazy and they're waving the towel and they're losing their mind again just all the energy sucked right out of them from trank curriculum on the same one Soto base hit the winning run comes in and the Washington nationals go on to face the dodger out but it proved out in a different way because you know first inning home run Grondahl to nothing right off the bat against Sherzer you're saying man it's eight and it is actually I don't care what it is it's a New York team it's actually a team that's in the playoffs and watching that baseball game last night and I can't imagine how the Milwaukee brewers fan about cultivating your own talent in keeping your own town in playing with the guys that you drafted and everything else so with the exception of maybe a couple of their pitchers that's who they are and you get to watch the Yankees and we get to go watch the Yankees see if they can talk off what was one of the most unexpected great years in their history I think afford or somebody like that go out and do their thing and Brett Gardner continues to have the great year that he had at they continue all of that then it's all could it be awesome and see what happened last night and the way the nationals one and how crazy that that whole scene was down there that they're baseball so what the hell they call cheers are early on pitches them to a three nothing deficit basically with the two home runs Robbie Odds Monte Ron dahlem contains but then after that he think watching those young guys go about their business now if judge in declared Taurus and guys like what whether it be void or whether it be uh air myself fires hold the whole been the beers in our hands getting says playoff kickoff that's amazing so I cannot wait is in the NFL d. s. and we are just a couple of days away from seeing the New York Yankees and the Minnesota twins on Friday night we'll be giving away Yankees twins tickets spitting a bit again in post-season and it just it just seems like a story line to me that makes sense where this guy who has been out who's been it's been driving him crazy ears that great managers got great everything and we're going to be out there blue point brewery on Friday celebrating the start of the Yankee playoff run with pinstripe this year that were not here last year that I think will have a profound impact from an everyday player standpoint and that's going to be a lemay you and that he's the guy that you know a lot of this has to be circling around because he had missed almost the entire season yeah and I've sort of had the contrary and take on John Listener that's right that's the game better than that it doesn't get any better than that and I'm telling you you need to wear my Mickey Mantle Jersey on on Saturday need to bring the anx early on in the game but for them to battle back for Sherzer to settle down for Strasbourg to be as good as he was in a game that the previous nationals would not have won it all that much more impactful because rooting for however however a word of caution is that if it comes down to stanton in the seventh or eighth inning with Matt on and he strikes out that's where that's where it's really going to get nasty and I said that's but that's that's the privilege of making three hundred million dollars are playoff run on Friday that's about that how many houses have the Yankees gone to the playoffs every year that feels like they go to the playoffs great so fans really liked that team and they like the excitement that that team brought without a Bryce Harper yeah and that's and that's something to really dig in and look at it and say you know what Salak we gotta keep it going it's good for business your look even got flyers up all out all out there in the probably the telephone I put them on the telephone I was to also a contact hitting team that's that's what I believe was missing last year in so many different spots so those guys are there you know and Brett Gardner has had maybe rights you play in the Bronx there is an expectation that you are going to perform and if you do not perform you're going to hear it and I just I just think combat now I'm not saying it's not I'm just saying there two players that were not here last year that really are key guys in terms of getting key hits easy hasn't been able to play gets his opportunity in a season when there's been so many home runs and he carries his team offensively at times during the postseason to players that are different it's the privilege of being an MVP that came over from one team to another and playing field in the pinstripes if you play in the Pinson there they've built their own team so I would like to think that the mets are in the middle of that we've seen the Yankees do that now for three years and it makes it that much more impactful like the braves are kind of like the mets are Kinda like the Yankees your audit good young players on that team and it's an exciting team and I'm sure for the nationals fans not for us but I'm sure the and that's our show and that's lemay you so that that part of it I think does strengthens the Yankee lineup from just going from a home run hitting team Arlo Stanton and people are asking me why why do you believe that John Carlos Stanton's GonNa be able to hit in the postseason I just think that it's you know it's a regression to the mean in the opposite direction it's not going to blame bryce Harper it's all Bryce Harper's fault whatever you I don't know what it is but this nationals team is different now they gotta go and play the dodgers jetson basing stars there one of his best years if not as best year in a year in which he was supposed to be a reserve yeah and this is the nothing but lead the Yankees away that you would expect Brett Gardner lead if I hear anybody ever called everything you've asked for he's never he's no drama no BS and look at the money he's making compared to the grain. I don't WanNa hear it I just thought you know damn I mean he was terrible last year in the postseason after a good pretty good regular season and then you haven't seen him at all this year and he's a guy who's that talented and that good I don't see every ever since he's gotten here and this year has been the biggest surprise of all given the amount of time that he has had to play and the the amount of production and he's given the I'm not read one bit about the Yankee offense I know it's going to come from somebody I think tank fan calling the other day with Mike or Somebody bitching about Brett Gardner I'm like what respect there's certain athletes in this city deserve everybody's respect I I'm not going to put them in in in numerical order but I will say that Pete Alonzo deserves everybody respect okay why because of his performance on the field and because yesterday donated his cleats at nine eleven memorial museum awesome great that kid gets it one hundred percent gets it loves it and everybody should respect that kid I don't care if you're a Yankee fan a red sock fan a nationals fan that's a guy that everybody can get behind Yeah Brett Gardner happens to be one of those guys everybody can get behind the did you hear Aaron judge what he said about the ultimate respect ads yeah let's get behind Daniel especially after he was booed at Yankee Stadium which was a joke booed on draft night joke and all the kid has done you're gonna be with me because we have the brewery show the began celebration brewery show the next day so I figured I'm working things out Asoka can get behind you gotta love it you see what I'm saying you gotTa love the Guy I'm trying to Daniel Jones is that a guy that everybody can get by without a doubt thor yes let's get behind the Chella is healthy what about Edwin encarnacion worried about him right now because he's you know he's going to be a D. H. basically he may play first base a little bit but that's another running Yankee fan of calls up and so you've got Red Red Guard I'm getting rid of you that's that's that's a rule that's all there is office back guys done nothing but be a professional has done what he's been great he's won a couple of games and how's how's he carries himself it's like a giant quarterback to carry himself. Yeah that's exactly right tag Yankee offense one beer this morning on behalf of Brett Gardner if you're not careful oh really you're gonna do that now too I mean there's certain athletes in this city together and you always say oh you know respect the game a hockey and ever said you didn't respect Liam of hockey I just said you didn't respect my love of hockey okay fine I'm sorry I shouldn't thirty seven years old next year and we have to sign up to a one year contract is contracts up I would definitely resign him if he wants to come back and I'm sure he does she's Brian is point pleasant Brian what's happening yeah hey you doing guys aren't listening not only is Gardner fantastic this year thank you the Yankees should resign them like they give everybody an extra year and not add extra year yet by the way as well as he played this year I felt like this year was his that he was supposed to assume this year and maybe that turns out to be as actually I don't know whatever he's taken I want some of it because he's playing his ass all right and he's beaten the hell out of the dugout all right yeah there you go there you have it that's your positive take on the Yankees on mets a sports in general sports channel shot out of a Cannon Yeah Yeah Gel starting this week I know where we're watching a game together the opening nineteen we're going to watch together we're going to be together it's Thursday night savage man he's well most of the time he is yeah if you look at some of the we have a savage around here a savage yes it's not al the stabbing sharp I'm going to bring up the worst thing possible and then expose all your faults via drops savage Eddie's gezairy right you work I'm just working things out there that just don't put me on the spot right now I just figured I thought this would be a really special time for me to be able to watch your favorite team h last night oh yes everybody's going to be talking about this all morning long I'm sure Jerry's GonNa have some sound on it so Josh Hader ends up hitting Michael Taylor eighth yeah so that part of him is actually got called I was there were three levels of me yesterday I was told that much really yes three levels of you I think that it hid his hand simultaneously made it a hit by pitch and that was the right call they looked at it it's going to be controversial in air quotes I don't believe that it should be I believe that it this to me was the right call I think that it hit his bat and his hand at the same time and it had to be hit by pitches no doubt that the ball caught the bat as well but not al now's not a savage right I mean you're you're you can be a savagely QB a savage could be I don't Eddie Eddie's a savage to agree with them okay you WanNa tell me that this guy was I know man okay right we won't do that hey before the break the hit by everybody else was not the truest of this group feels like because he's been here the longest so I mean there's no doubt about it but I'm not worried about it is the savage when it comes to being a GM yeah he's just like the total savage savage like yes I think he savage that was the right call and nobody got screwed yeah I don't think anybody got screwed you know haters gotta get out of it that's all there is to it I mean that's why that's why they brought them there they brought in again and bad mouth him I swear I'm GonNa hang up on them well I want to hear it I do not want to hear it this guy finish the job now here guys it's been a great on audience Staten Island money what's happened in not I I can't great phone len sucks take Eddie there's two sides of Eddie Eddie the newsroom Buddha who gives you a nice long hogs tells you that everything's going to be every day and then the the the game and in the game everybody looks at the plays every single one of your boss that's what's great about playoff baseball he should have been able to make the DOC was a down turn out that way so yeah I Bryan a guy deserves to be here there's no question about it and you know maybe next year stanton does stay healthy then he can assume the role being one out nobody on this is the this is the play that changes the game yeah basically yeah and to me this was damaged my voice that I god said he's not competitive but like what is he doing he's getting his frustrations out what was he do he was he was you know you have to go sometimes you wanNA give punching somebody has somewhat searching for for something like that it's like an idiot right I mean he had one of his best offensive years he stepped up I'm a very complicated there was like a therapy session or was it did you agree with these three levels of you well the guy who was claiming that there are three levels I kind of had light but yeah it was an exciting one so I know we're going to get some calls on I know people want to talk about that hit by pitch from last night I boom neither one of us believe that it should be Komo morning the baseball postseason got kicked off last 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Cubs at Busch Stadium  A Series Preview with Ryan Fagan of Sporting News

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Cubs at Busch Stadium A Series Preview with Ryan Fagan of Sporting News

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The cardinals are forty five and twenty eight inside the division fourth-best all-time by cardinals team inside the central so the Chicago cubs come to town they have lost nine straight there in the midst midst of their longest losing streak since dropping twelve straight back in two thousand twelve though missed the postseason for the first time since two thousand fourteen after being eliminated from the NFL wild card race on Wednesday night already eliminated from the postseason this week and cubs manager. Joe Madden was asked if he'll play his regular lineup begins the cards his quote. We're going to put a good team out there. But of course they're going to bitch. I get it but quite frankly. There are certain things I don't give a bleep about out and that would be one of them. Unquote cubs are missing quite a few key players which really makes these must wins for the cardinals. Kris Bryant Havi Baya's Anthony Rizzo all nursing injuries. They're expected to sit Karl Hendricks. Yu Darvish both have been shut down. Cole Hamels is only pitching to prove. He's healthy possibly going into free agency NC so that is what is on the line tonight for the Saint Louis Cardinals cardinals have the numbers behind them this weekend Hudson wainwright and then either Michael Azar flaherty for Sunday depending on what they need to do all four have been outstanding at home all four in the National League's top fifteen in era. They've never had four starters in the top fifteen for best home. Era so that's what's at stake tonight for the Saint Louis Cardinals let the pros at Westport Westport Social Hook you and your crew up with a semi private space to eat drink or play for your next big event. Bachelor Parties Bachelorette parties corporate events everything in between rain visit Westport Social Dash S. T. L. Dot Com today and begin planning a night. Your crew will never forget. They have live music this weekend. Also brunch and on Sunday really a fun place to be. 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Don't forget the score one dollar hotshots Tacos any day after the cardinals scored eight or more runs hotshots proud home Accardo uh-huh pan since one thousand nine hundred ninety your home for all the Games all the time find a hotshots location near you hotshots net dot com we have reached the final series of the regular season around Major League Baseball and the cardinals magic number is three to become the national league central division champions Sean's the Red Birds One game in front of the Milwaukee Brewers in the division at ninety six thousand nine Milwaukee eighty-nine in seventy the cardinals winners winners of seven of their last ten and coming off a five and two road trip in which their only two losses came on Tuesday and Wednesday in Arizona against the diamondbacks six meanwhile the brewers have won seven zero and nine of their last ten and they have been one of the hottest teams in baseball. The brewers were seventy-six in sixty eight when Christian Yelich the rainy National League. MVP went down with a fractured kneecap and are now eighty nine and seventy and just on game behind the cardinals. Both teams know that they are headed to the postseason but two will be the division winner heading to Atlanta to take on the braves next week and who will we'll be playing the Washington nationals in the National League Wild Card game for scoops with Danny Mac dot com. I'm Chris Rabi. What a ride. It's been in the National League central the Saint Louis Cardinals cardinals looking to win the division for the first time since two thousand fifteen the redbirds already know that they will snap their three year drought from making the Major League Baseball. Oh season and the Milwaukee brewers know that they'll be playing in October as well but how will the final weekend sort things out the cardinals host the cubs for three games at Busch Stadium mm-hmm well the brew crew heads to Colorado for three at coors field against the rockies and to help us talk all about it. Brian Fagan joins us before the final weekend of the regular season on scoops with Danny Mac dot com you can read Ryan a senior writer at Sporting News Dot com or he does a great job covering Major League Baseball also give give them a follow at Ryan Fagan Ryan. What's going on man happy almost Major League baseball playoffs. Yeah October is the best time of the year except for maybe spring training but you you know we we go through an entire season. You see the ups and the downs your favorite teams favorite players and when you finally get to October you you start to get that that feeling of spring training of opening day that excitement again of the next step in a baseball season. That's always a lot of fun yeah. I was looking forward to chatting with you about. We're going to see this weekend in the National League central and Friday drama standpoint. I know that we don't always get drama. We don't always get racist coming down to the wire and every division or even both leagues at the end of every season but the cardinal's brewers until recently cubs and nationals as far as is the wildcard goes race has been about intriguing. I think any over the last couple of years really has you know you look at races in in in August and early at least temporarily you Kinda Cross your fingers. You know I know myself from a national perspective. I'm crossing my fingers hoping something's going to happen. You know hoping that somebody doesn't pull away okay and I know that's not what fan base is one but you know we wanna see that excitement. We want to see the drama leading up to October when playoff berths are on the line because that's a big deal uh-huh so the NFL has delivered and actually as well. You know look like nationals to run away with one of those spots for a while that first car. They've kind of come back to the to the pack a little. I bet they faced a really tough schedule down the stretch so yeah. It's been a lot of fun I I you know I don't cardinals stance when they went up to Wrigley and won those four games. Everybody kind of thought ah it they've got this division locked up but the bill walkie and the brewers just are not losing right now yeah they're not and I think the first thing and as is I deal with some cardinal fan angst on twitter and other places the cardinals have played good baseball over the last couple of weeks. They just wrapped up a stretch swear. They played The Washington nationals for three games. The cubs for four and then the diamondbacks in Arizona who were still technically alive in the playoffs they went seven and three over those ten games James Yeah and they would take that every time they did a fantastic job. It's just when you go seven and three in the team that's chasing you go nine in one or whatever the burs did their twelve seven to since Christian Yelich which is just mind boggling. It's I mean. It's a testament to to the brewers but you know you look at we talk you talk about the schedule. The brewers on the other hand had the opposite schedule in their last six series of the year they faced five of the worst be worse be five worst teams in the National National League and then also the three games the cardinals so you know the schedule set up well for them but the bottom line. Is You still have to win those games. You have to win those game. It's never easy to win a game. Unless of course you're playing a team. Maybe like the pirates who seized given up two months ago with all the infighting and everything that's going on there but you still have to win the Games and the brewers have done a phenomenal job of doing that and that's why they're the position that they are. which is you know something that no one really expected when y'all went down a couple of weeks ago? I think one of the most incredible incredible things is that for a long time the difference I think in the central was that the cardinals were just better against teams that were under five hundred and yeah until that marlins series. We're Yelich got hurt. The brewers overall had a record under five hundred against teams that were under five hundred which is just something that's really. That's really unforgivably nuts. That's been a favourite thing of mine every year to kind of look at see. How did teams do against the teams you're supposed to be you know. Everyone likes likes to look at you know when you're trying to pick your playoff teams. How do they do against the contenders. How did they perform against the best in the League of the teams that are five hundred what I want to know is how. How did you help your playoff positioning your potential playoff berth the C. You get by beating the bad teams. 'cause the other teams the other teams. They're going gotTa beat the bad teams so you have to beat the batch yourself and you know Milwaukee. Brewers fans have learned the benefits of feeding those teams in the last couple of weeks as you said they had not done a good job with that in the first four or five months of the season. Ryan Fagin is with us from the sporting news read Ryan at Sporting News. Dot Com follow him on twitter at Ryan Dan Fagin so let's talk about this weekend and we'll begin in Saint Louis. We know that the cardinals have their pitching lineup. Dakota Hudson starts tonight. Adam wainwright starts Saturday tomorrow and then they'll have a decision to make on Sunday but they've got Jack Flaherty in their back pocket for cubs team. That's coming in eliminated from postseason season Joel Madden saying today listen. We're not GONNA play everybody. We're going to put a good team out there but we're not gonNA play. Everybody and we don't care what people say. Cardinals have a decided advantage pige in this series in in the central race even if Milwaukee's playing where they have right now I think so on paper. At least you know 'cause the cubs lost eight games. They just look awful this you know ever since the the cardinals kind of took their rip their heart out there and Wrigley a little bit. They just haven't been playing well. You know they've had guys get injured. You know by has has been hurt. Chris Branston Hurt Anthony Rizzo's been hurt all of these guys in this time and they just haven't been playing very well and you know from cardinals perspective. I've said for the last couple of months. The cardinals are going to do anything in October to get talk over. They need Jack flaherty and Dakota Hudson to be the type of pictures that we've seen for most of the year at least the second half of the year. You know that for Dakota Hudson is going to come in the first game of this series against the cubs if he you can go out there and pitch the way that he has for the most part over the last three months he goes out there and gives them six solid innings one or two runs. Maybe maybe six shut endings and the cardinals win that game that makes a big difference. You don't want to go into the last two games season. Let's say the cardinals lose. The opener gets the cubs and Brewers win their opener against against Iraqis then all of a sudden tie. That's not where you want to be. You WanNa be at least a game up preferrably two games up so you have a little bit of flexibility you can decide what you WanNa do with Jack Flaherty in that game three so they really need huts and to come come forward and do what you know what he's been doing lately. He's got to have that control. He can't be walking walking guys but that's something that you know he's shown for the most part this year. He's done a very good job and to have Jack. Flaherty is kind of the trump card to steal euchre term in your back pocket and a to be able to decide how you want to use him a lot of different options. They'll obviously start at the same time on Sunday but you could throw flaherty Sunday Sunday. If things are still in question you could hold him for a game that you may need to plan Monday with miles. Michael is going on Sunday or if you've got the division wrapped up if you could either give them a little bit of work and then get set for the National League divisional series. It really is amazing. How many different scenarios are still in play. There's only three left in the season. The cargoes could still will play a tiebreaker for the division could still playing the wildcard. I mean the cubs fans remember very clearly last year they kind of fell apart towards the end of the season. They had to play in the tiebreaker. They lost off the tiebreakers. They didn't get the division then they hosted a home game in the wild card and they lost that one so they went from a situation where they were looking good with the division in hand to all of a sudden two games when they were done you know and that's kind of let some of the Yanks that's I think carried over into this season. The cardinals would very much like to avoid that exact same scenario which again is why there's there's a lot riding on that first game and Hudson's performance Milwaukee meanwhile who have just continued to plane incredible baseball while Christian Yelich has been sidelined they head to Colorado and as well as the brewers have been playing. I guess if you're a cardinal fan you feel okay about the fact that a the rockies says brutal and maybe disappointed as they've been this year they're still above five hundred at home this year and they actually have the same record at home home as the brewers have on the road and if you go the brewers lost Christian Yelich back on the tenth of September in Miami. The rockies are six and three at home over over that stretch so again. Maybe won't see the full you know pennant race complement of players for the Rockies at coors field this weekend but weird things happen at that ballpark they play well there and you would think that you like their chances to beat Milwaukee more than you would have liked the chances a cincinnati or Pittsburgh or some of the other teams that the brewers have been beaten up on it really is true that commercials just a wild cardio. I mean anything can happen there. You can have these games. You know wind up being thirteen to twelve or you could have what happened when the cardinals went there a couple of weeks go and had a couple of low scoring games really nobody saw coming. You know the thing that amazes me about her walkie and you know this is going to be put to the test in Colorado. Oh is what the pictures have done. You know it's not like somebody who stepped in for Christian. Yelich and hit ten home runs and done all these great things you know his replacements. There's been four or five of them. They haven't done much to be quite honest with you. Their offense has been okay. They've had a couple of big hits but for the most part it's been about the pitching the pitching which had a I think the team was like four point five nine until the day that Yelich was hurt since then it's been right around two two and a half and you take away the one game that they played in Saint Louis but they tend to nothing and it drops under two. They've had their their starters have been amazing. The bullpen has been just lights out. SUITOR has come back into instead of the rotation. He's come back into the bullpen. He's been phenomenal drew pomeranz the guy that was basically give it away. He has been giving away a couple of times in the last three or four or five years. You know he has at one point struck out fourteen of twenty three batters. He faced you know they've just been getting all kinds of. You've of contributions from guys. That may be a little bit surprising Jordan lyles's. A guy again was basically giving away by the pirates. He stepped into that rotation. He's been phenomenal and he's arguably been you know he would be the guy depending on how things line up that they would pick start the most important game of the year so you know it really is impressive impressive to see what they've done without yellow to see the way that they've won these games and see how the pitching has really stepped up and I think the biggest thing is that going back to that Ryan Braun Grand Slam Win Saint Louis on the fifteenth of September. They've only use Josh Hader five total times including today in twelve days. They have AH the secondary Josh hitter which has been drew pomeranz really when you talk about you know left Palm Ranji Talk About Brennan suitor Utah Josh Hater I mean that's that's agree really impressive lefties guys who the ball really well right now Ryan Fagin from the sporting news again read at Sporting News. Dot Com follow him on twitter at Ryan Fagin. If I had to put yeah on the spot tell me. Do you think that we a have a division winner this weekend or will it take until Monday and be who do you think it is. I think I'm always going to take the team. That's got a little bit of an advantage right now. She's got a game the cardinals our game up on the poor so you you control your destiny there. You'd much rather be in that position. Constition doesn't matter who you're playing doesn't matter what's lined up you always want to be the team that controls destiny and that's the cardinals and I think that they wind up getting that job. Done Ryan Fagan again from the sporting news. 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Time To Experiment

Fantasy Focus Baseball

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Time To Experiment

"They welcome to fantasy focus baseball, beautiful Monday, morning, July six, twenty, twenty. We have Tristan, H, Cochran winner, a myriad fancy leagues, experts, Singer, dancer plus top researcher producer Kyle Soppe be I am merely Eric Carabello. Somebody had to host, and we are again joined by ESPN. Senior writer Dave Schoenfield as basically a bunch of guys who were friends discuss potential baseball season a gentlemen. How are you Hello Dave. Von Hayes, let's get out of the way. You know what I know more von Hayes Fan. You aren't Alvin Davis Fan so like, and he's a don mattingly, so all of us read left handed first basement I. Love It, so why is that? Why are we so inclined to like love these left-handed first base. Different different success levels, left-handed swings are beautiful. That's all that's all. My Beautiful! The first good player, the mariners ever hand rookie of the year Mr Mariner. Donny baseball had the hair that I'm supporting right now i. just gotTa. Get the mustache going. Was Don mattingly ever traded for five players know. Oh good point. Don, Alvin Davis play for another team other than Seattle. When you are the angel, they believe. Maybe two years. Von Hayes is trade for Ruben Amaro. All right just wasting time now, let's discuss locks lots of weekend news in baseball, and not all of it is positive. Of course we're GonNa talk about the news we're. GonNa get to Tristan Trivia question and I believe we have some Hash browns a little bit later on also, the schedule is supposed to be released later today It's many players tweeting things that maybe they don't want to joke, but that's a different issue altogether, but aren't. I'll ask you this gentleman We think we know the parameters of the schedule, but could anything surprise you in the schedule released tonight? That would affect fantasy baseball. Guests would be my point David I. Know we know it's going to be forty games within the division ten games against each each team, and then twenty games against your corresponding geographical division so east I east and so on. I just think the schedule it's. It is more important this year than other years. You know I, think it helps. We've talked about this. pitchers on the Indians hitters on the twins in Oregon feast on some of the weaklings AOL Central and the Al. Central I think is mediocre. Island Downgrade phillies players are going to have a tough schedule with their. Teams than they gotta play the Yankees and the Red Sox in the race and the blue. Jays so I think it's a small factor Trista. Let's talk about the schedule for fantasy purposes here it. Is there anything that could happen in the schedule release? That would affect your rankings. Probably not the rankings because the rankings are accounted for the sixty game schedule, but it is going to influence planning and strategy for a day to day basis. I want to see how it is. You know I'm in my element when we're talking about schedule. This is a big day I'm actually looking forward to it. How rhythmic is it? Versus how haphazard is it? Going to be double headers at all. I'm thinking no. How often is going to be scattered? Are they're going to be those common weeks where you get two games on Tuesday and Wednesday and then three during the weekend, or we're GONNA see a lot of two game series stacking up the Monday Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, and then leading into the weekend, so how it influences five six seven, and maybe even eight day schedules will be a big thing you know. I'm a big fan of those schedules because of the forecaster so I'll have those with projections and everything throughout the season, but that's what I'm looking for. How much travel is involved? If, there are two game series is on Monday, and Tuesday and then as well as Wednesday and Thursday and then the weekend. Is there going to be a lot of travel, or are they going to try to minimize travel while little things that wrinkle the the daily planning? Are Moving on now to talk about some of the players, and what happened this past weekend I'll try to the opt out list best I can, and we decided to take a tone on. This show is to say look. If player wants to opt out good for them. We're GONNA talk about the fantasy repercussions of it. We're not blind to the bigger picture here that there's a major virus going on in this country and around the world and what it means and nobody wants to get it, but. But we are GONNA. Talk about fantasy aspects here, so please don't confuse what we're discussing as being flippant. We're not trying to be that. David Price is the only player Trista I can think of who would probably have been drafted in every fantasy league, who so far has opted out Ryan Zimmerman Joe and Tyson. Ross Wellington Custodio Dave. I'll start with you on David Price. What are the dodger repercussions here? potential replacements and what it means. The team will get the Tristan on the fantasy side. Yeah honestly it opens up a whole in their rotation. They have several candidates. I would assume tristen would move up. A destined may or Tony. God Salon maybe it's Alex would. Maybe, they go with a six man rotation in all those guys end up starting. The to me the big winner there is probably dusted. May who I think is going to be in that rotation now and I really good looking young pitcher. Interested, in I would agree with Dave there. May were just kind of guessing which one it could be both of them that they can afford to go to a six man rotation here in that like the reds, for example, maybe to take advantage of trevor. bowers rubber arm might go to four man rotation so I. It's all just guessing right now. What teams are going to do here with piggybacking and size of the? The rotations but the dodgers do seem to have more depth than most teams. Yeah, and the reds thing with Trevor Bauer was curious to me because remember they were one of the teams in March, who are considering going with a six man rotation where they would throw tyler. Maley in there, so throwing Bauer. Every day is kind of interesting to me. I don't know how they're. They're going to do with it. They might go. The six-man modified rotation dodgers. You're right. I do think it's just a May who gets the best individual bump, but I've said it. Many times at the dodgers have a lot of multi inning. Guys, so this kind of increases the workload across the pitching staff I think Ross stripling could be an interesting guy. He was quoted over. Over the weekend saying he thinks he'll be up to six innings by opening day so Ross. stripling alone could be the one who is the big benefactor there but God. Has You mentioned I think this also helps strengthen Julio Maria says chances at meeting his innings cap, which won't happen the season. I think it's a very good thing for a lot of those young dodgers. By the way Turner bowers, appending free agent Dave. Do you think that might have something to do with it that the red just don't care about his arm for twenty twenty. One I mean I'm not trying to be again. You've been here, but like it's with the running back in football. They could use them all. They want that year because he's someone else's problem next year. Could the recipe thinking that with our? I I. Don't think that's the case. I think this is our probably going to them. And maybe it's every fourth day early in the year when he might only pinch, you know three four innings early on, and you'll be like. Hey, three days arrest you know and then a month into the year. Maybe they go to that all five man rotation. You know bit. Point. There's a lot of different ways for teams to play this early on I. Th I think we will see a lot of the. EAT But. Trevor Bauer. For any, he's not going to get the win anyways. I don't know if it changes its value or Maybe it does a little. Well I argue last week with you that it should be innings pitched as that a wins if you could change your league. I also moved down getting pitchers in the top hundred. I don't have it. I think by I starting pitcher now. Gary Cole- Number Nineteen. Don't WanNA. Take a starting pitcher around one who for the first three weeks might not get a single win or be eligible for a single win I'm guessing you think that's exaggerated on my part. But what are your thoughts on moving pitchers down? Not necessarily I think that for the majority of pitchers. I would fade them where I can I probably wouldn't. Wouldn't so to such an extreme amount as you are with Garrett Cole I, do think he's going to be close to a full workload by the beginning the year and the other thing, too. We talked about this before that. I think two weeks into the season. We could see these pictures up to their typical workloads, so the aces of the ones that I. WanNa. Lean I think there's value in a premium as I think it's going to expand the the difference between say the number ten starting Pitcher and the number twenty five starting Pitcher, and then from there I would aim to fade and just Kinda. Take some values all right, so you know by the time you listened to this show, everyone there might be more players that are opting out. There have been some discussions on Monday morning on twitter, and we'll just leave it at that and. And, if there are more opt-outs, we will talk about them on Thursday as players who do have the virus, and some of this just guesswork, but if the season starts in less than three weeks, it could be that some of these players are not ready for opening day, and if that is the case from a pure fantasy baseball aspect, it would obviously affect whether we want to draft Freddy Freeman Aaron, and it might be different for pitchers as opposed to hitters affiliate pitcher named Cohen. told the media yesterday that it would be much worse for a pitcher to get the virus, because then he if he sits efforts to weeks, he has to get going again. Whereas a hitter could just kinda like fall out of bed, healthy and hit the baseball Dave. Is there a big difference? Think between a pitcher and a hitter getting the virus, and what it means for how much time they might miss. Yeah I think so. I mean the phillies. We were still waiting on The update on Aaron. Nola why he's not in camp yet. There hasn't been in official reason. Can't risk risk to starts out of what maybe twelve is a Max. No, let's one sixth of your season as opposed to a few get. I guess you don't know how long these guys could be out. That's the problem. For any? Panic Uber. Now okay. You and I could could recover from the virus differently. Yet alone, athletes that are in pristine condition. It's not just the virus Zach Wheeler's wife is having a baby later this month. He's probably missing to starts. That's like what eighteen presente season Tristan so like. I don't WanNa. Be Mean when I'm moving players down in my rankings. How can I draft Freddy? Freeman around to? If I suspect he might miss the first couple of weeks of the season I can't do that again. We understand is a very big deal. This virus and pandemic, so we're not being flipping you're. Pretty Freeman like if he's not playing the first three weeks than not WANNA draft him ahead of Anthony, Rizzo, there's no way of knowing how quickly this is going to improve or progress for individual people in. It's a personal decision that each player makes, so. We're going to hear some things in terms of decisions, players making wheelers case what concerns me? Until, you've done it. You have no idea what it's like to become a parent. I mean that might influence his personal decision. He has hinted at the fact that he might opt out after that point, so maybe he comes through, and gives you a start at the beginning of the year, and then decides. You know it's not worth it. It's going to be something players face, and it's just something that's going to be a risk in the fantasy season. Deal with it. The phillies. The phillies are the one team that seemed to have. Several examples of players who tested positive and we don't know what that's GonNa? Mean I. Agree with you guys that yeah. It's going to influence pitchers a lot more than it is hitters and I would probably fade them, but Freeman. We. Don't know what he's coming back I. Don't know you could make a whole lineup right now. Players have the virus DJ Lemay Mayhew. Miguel said no Louise Arrhenius Will Smith. Atlanta's closer maybe as closer anyway. We hope they all get better soon, and maybe they'll be better by the end of the week or maybe it'll be in early August. We just don't know yet. Let's take time now to get Trivia Trivia Trivia question, and then we'll get back to actual news. I hear a dog barking tryst. That's okay Dave. I your dog has something to say, and I want to hear. What can you translate what your dog is trying to tell US Dave? Well my nephews appear. You're visiting, so I think. He is just awakening. My slumber and the dogs are not happy. I have a dog translator for you and you know what that dog said Trivia Trivia that none of you will know. All right so we're on the topic of players who did opt out and with David Price and Felix Hernandez opting out of the twenty twenty season this past weekend, only seven of the nine active pitchers to of one an American league. Cy Young Award remain active remain members of any teams, sixty men player pool. So American League. Cy Young on their resume and. Members of a teams, sixty men player Paul. Can you name all seven of these individuals? Out Not Yet Ver- lander. Twenty eleven to twenty nineteen. Cranky Nice job two thousand nine. Dave who who did you just name? Blake Snell Lakes now was twenty eighteen. Your three hundred seven. Report Zillow Nice on twenty sixteen. Kyle would be proud. and Cy Young. Here. That was the infamous Justin. verlander year with a certain tweet. That was hilarious. I think the dog is Bark Corey Kluber name. Corey Kluber won in twenty, fourteen and twenty seven. On you have to mineral remaining. Giant I apologize. Don't apologize. There could be a baby somewhere. My lawn gets my next door. Neighbor's longest more. Same time over. We're doing the show. Thursday it happens. Other American League Cy. Young Award More American League Cy Young Award winners. They are members of sixty men player pools around the majors two of them. I'll give you the years if you'd like them. To go there yet. I mean Kyko. DALLAS, Heikal wanted fifteen whereas one remaining. All surprised. You haven't gotten this one. Little Bit. Who won last year. Girl her wonder what last year! Max Scherzer Max Sherzer nicely done twenty thirteen, I saw trivia. If ensures finishes in the top what Tim Kirk had this. In the top five of Syon voting this year. He'd be the first pitcher to do that eight years in a row. Wow I mean his peak is one of the greatest of all time. Right, let's talk about some other stuff that happened the on the field or off this weekend in baseball, Masahiro Tanaka threw a pitch to John Carlos. Stanton and it came back at him. A lot harder hit him in the head. He has a concussion. It was scary to watch because John Carlos Stanton hits. Baseball's really really hard and Tanaka is a you know not only. Is it humid draftable, fantastic baseball as well. Trista will start with you the Yankees Fan when you saw this. Obviously, you're hoping that he's healthy. But what do you think could be a potential draft moving repercussion? You're on either man. Stan Ozzy is hitting fine. Yeah I. Mean It was a scary moment there and I'm I'm glad that. At least the prognosis was much better than I feared at the time. I think this ties a little bit back to our previous point about pitchers missing time during this summer camp as they're calling it. If he is delayed by a week or so I, do think that's going to influence his ability to pitch at a high level in the first couple of weeks of the season, so it does provide opportunities for some of the others I think. The Yankees probably would lean a little bit more on the openers, so they're going to have some of the middle relievers pitching a little bit longer so Chad Green Yay. Jordan. GUMRI little boost for him. He was a guy. I think was probably looking at a rotation spot at the back end in the first place, but you know he might have a better shot at beginning of the year to. You both know that I. WanNa Clark Schmidt our simulation league and I didn't get him, but because I had nick Anderson of course and he's getting lit up, but the point here is Clark Schmidt could be in the rotation is top pitching prospect, but he's not on their forty man roster so Dave I. Want to get your thoughts here. We talked about prospects last week in the likelihood. Likelihood they'll be in the major this year, but this is a prospect is not on the forty man, and apparently the yankees have much room ear, so the Yankees win the world series so I mean it's interesting how they do things especially if to knock out as an interesting, so that's not a really good point. I know you mentioned this brought this up on your caller last week. That there are issues here just because the players on the sixty man potential roster. Other can still be forty man roster issue Wander Franko is another guy who fits into this category. The rays have a loaded forty man roster, so if you promote Franco you've to take somebody off that saying with Clark Schmidt so. Don't necessarily assume in this. Is Lee Run Eric? Just because the guys on the sixty man that he's appear in the majors that year. It just gives them the option to do that. so yeah teams with deep forty man rosters have to deal with the same. You know roster dilemma. They would in a normal season. What was the a number of days? that count for service. Time was interesting to me that week. It yeah, if you're in the minors for a week, then yeah, you buy the extra service time so I actually think we might see more forty man roster promotions, which influences Schmidt in the Yankees case, the problem is David Garcia is on the forty man Michael King is also on the forty man they do. They might try to go. Go to I, but I do think we are going to see. I think we'll see Schmidt, this year is Schmidt somebody we can put at the Same Level as Nate Pearson Spencer Howard Might Phillies Opening Day starter now, Mackenzie Gore. Would you say Clarkson is at that level or not? Even close? I'd say on the Ballpark. I don't think he's they're equal. Pearson throws so incredibly hard, and we go for the high velocity because a strike outs. I put a little ahead, but it's not like we're talking. Twenty five plus starting pitching spots a ranking set. All right so we talked about that, so the mets manager basically said that he might have closer committee here which I don't know why it surprises so much but I feel like we all assume that Edwin D. Be Closer and be good at it after having such a terrible season, but he was so good is last year were Seattle Dave. So what Ed Windy as you think we'll see this season and you think the mets really will go to the committee. I guess like Cassette Lugo. Lead team in saves. Lurk, I would I would assu. Diaz has the job to start the season. So it's up to him to keep it. The trouble is. And this is true with all closers. Managers are not going to have patience to let them work through a couple. Blown saves early in the year, so Ds Bulla to saves in the first week. He's out. He's not going to be the colder. But, he's also a guy that runs hot and cold. If he gets hide and gets in that Groove, and his confidence stays up. He'll keep the job. I would I would. Ask me which way it goes out with him keeping it, and then it ends up not being closer by committee. Branches to prediction. Tristan! Should we move at with the as out of our top ten closers now? As a matter of fact, thank you mets for helping me get a little bit cheaper. Shares of India's. Because the way this bullpen is constructed. If you're going, you mentioned Lugo Lagos a guy who they should be maximizing for more than one inning. Lock them into closer all. They're going to decrease his effect. His his value to the team. I think they are going to go at the as I think, this is just a lot of smoke, and you're right, Dave. There is the risk that if he pitches horribly in the beginning of the year that he does lose the job, but I'm going to go with him. Being the closer on opening day, and I'm getting my shares. Moving on, let's talk about the Washington nationals because and this is not really been reported all that much, but if I wrote a column today probably be led by Carter key boom, who the nationals attend to make their starting third baseman. He's a prospect who came up last year and barely hit one hundred, but I would say that's irrelevant. I mean we know what he did. In the minor leagues, and the nationals have a d. h. now so as Drubel, Cabrera that's probably his best position, so dave any thoughts on Carter key boom here and we see all the time prospects come up. They fail for a month and then the next year. The Great. Yeah. I'm probably low man on him, but you know. He hit well enough at AAA, but everybody hitting AAA lashed year. Pretty good contact skills I'm not sure the powers quite ready to manifest itself the MLB level this year. Great Long Term Prospect but you know I don't think he's going to be a star. Right out of the gate. Tristan is capable draftable on ESPN Standard League. Yes in that I think it will benefit managers to take upside guys with their final picks, but that's what I'm looking at for him. I don't think he's a player. WHO's a must pick I think that. If at your corner infield spot, you need upside on the roster. That is the direction in which I'm going and I. Think he's a very good prospect. I think there's a good chance that the second. Try through he's GonNa be very good. When he went back down to the minors, did hit over a month period after that and triple a good sign for his development, and I think he is going to get a clear path that third base by the way. I gotTa Throw Harry Kendrick at you for the h I'm very much all in on the Howie Kendrick, thoughts. Thanks to the L. I think they might platoon like Cabrera Kendrick I. Mean actually what they could do, is they? Could Platoon Kendrick at first base up with things because Ryan ceremony lefty killer is not going to play so they could do that and then Cabrera's hitter right, so he could. Play against anybody. But. Yes, that's a possibility I just like the fact. That key was getting a chance to Dave's right. We're not talking about guys going to thirty home runs and he doesn't steal a lot of bases, but like if you're gonNA. If you're on a deeper league, you're thinking of using your last pick on Mike Al Franken why when you use on Carter. Keep who. I I would take a chance on somebody like that and see what he does. Nothing go YEP. Okay we talked about that What else do we need to discuss anything positive? Here's any other news here that we didn't get to. Or they will just go right the hash. Browns and I didn't see any other news here. The had to be dealt with I. Bring up another another one of the opt out situations that influence the positions. Is The rockies with the in Desmond. I might have gotten this Friday. Though oh I forgot about that. Yeah, Desmond's another guy who opted out and I. You should have been on my list here I i. don't know what it means. I mean I guess Sam Hilliard, but like I. think Brandon Rogers. The infielder now has basically. He has more upside than Carter Kibo. and. Nobody's really thinking about Brennan Rodney because he got called up when he failed. That's ridiculous like I say this all the time. If Brennan Rogers had never been called up, we'd be doing him like a top prospect like Joe Adele but because he came up, it didn't end for a month that we forget about those ridiculous Very similar stories between these two players, and the reason as you say that he's got, the higher upside is chorus field, and rightfully, so he might well figure into the second base role. If McMahon moves over to first base and that Daniel Murphy gets bumped, which by the way they should be Daniel Murphy every single day now without it desmond on that roster. Roster I'd also argued that Garrett Hamson just based on Garrett Hamson being on the roster, they might go at some degree of timeshare between him and Rogers the second base. Maybe hamster gets bumped down into the outfield when Rogers is in the lineup. Are you implying that Daniel? Murphy is not a good defensive player Tristan because those are those are fighting words man. I think it'll keep them healthier to the thing. that's that's a point. Your absence interesting. I really liked him. Heading into last year. You got a chance to play. He tanked. Could end up in center field they play David Doll there. Maybe Hamson moves back and forth. He can steal some basis. As bad as he was last year I'm not giving up on. Yeah I actually think he might out hit Brendan Rodgers this year, not Brennan Rogers hit in the California League and he hit Colorado Springs. He didn't hit all that well. At other levels, you know granted. He's at chorus field. To. Come back from the injury. I think Hamson might be a good late round. Pick there I think Daniel Murphy and Charlie Blackmon should have a gold glove contest and see who is the worst defensive player there. And we'll bring Pat Burrow, Greg, Linski and rally bond is out of retirement. See how they do as well. I don't care if that's me what you want with. Let's bring in Tyler now and get some Hash browns in here. Hello Kyle, what's up. Hello fellows interested in you. Weren't here there that day, but Quintana out. Locked himself into the rotation. Just wondering how high ranking if he will make the next cy young Trivia we get next. On this version so. That was just for you kyle. One Yeah Oh man, you know we laugh about chat. Will it so much, but there will be those only in those fifteen leagues where you gotTa. Look at them. Wait just because you know. Let's not forget where we were when he signed with the cubs, but you being right with a regular fifty sixty starter. Rick. Persona was coming off a CY, young season a lot changes quickly all I know, but but as a late round pick in those leagues, traveler or personal. You have to pick right now or sell them. All season. To Dave, what would you do, chat with Priscila? Chatwin. It'd be regular. Eric. You guys can join his pockets. Could be true. Does anybody have any hashbrowns that they? Enter. into the actual. Producer just asking questions J.. K. As onboard, you guys pausing dynasty play for the season, but he wants to know what you should do. About transactions took place during the off season. Commissioner wants to reverse any AD drops, but keep the trades. That is such a slippery slope. I don't WANNA reverse anything, but I do. I sent an email to one of my league commissioner, saying if I trade for a draft pick today. And there's no draft in two weeks. That's a problem. 'CAUSE! I mean. Do you just automatically make that next season's draft picks or what so? I this is getting crazier and crazier I. Don't like going back on any trace. The trade happened. A pandemic happened I'm not I'm not reversing history Dave you agree with that. I don't. Think in reverse reverse his. If you've made a trade made a trade Tristan. You're on twelve leaks. What are you doing and this is a difficult call as a commissioner to leagues where these decisions have to be made I'm challenging a both on. I don't think you can roll any of it back. I think. It's the slippery slope. What's the problem with doing at drop stirring a pausing dynasty I? Don't see why we couldn't just do that. Throughout this off season into next I'll point out what how did Eric. You know you're in a to tell wars, not redrafting. They're going to keep the draft results. When we knew that this was coming up at spring, training might be pause. We're going keep. Our original draft results with the one wrinkle that you're allowed to release players and reclaim their Fab for the first bidding period, which I think that's a a decent compromise based on a little amount of time. We have left. Changing a rule what? Okay and what your take me that we should redraft her as your take. Out. Look. I. Don't even know who I have. And by the time they start playing half. My team could have opted out. It's bad luck. You can't do anything with this season. That is going to be fair because it's all unfair and as looking at my twitter Dick work cake is just opted out. Did this is not going to end anytime soon so? That influences the backups for Freeman and the D. H.. Absolutely I I'm telling you by the time people isn't. This show is GonNa be ten more people that opt out now. I might have all ten of them on that talent Labor team. No, I don't WANNA redraft I don't WanNa. Change any rules because to me. The season has started for fantasy purposes. I. I. If you have a player who ops out or has a his wife as a baby, or he gets injured it just you can't take seriously. What's going to happen this season? That's how I feel I am with you there and I by the way have marquess Zimmerman on my towel. Wars team so I'm trying to take. The fair and balanced approach to this whole thing, but I've got the decision in my keeper League where I have people who want us to roll everything back except for the trades. Pick and choose this. The only thing I think you can do is come up with some sort of small accommodation to people who are stuck with a player who is not gonNA play. Allow them some swap in. That's the thing I would change otherwise put you got while arguing. There was actually the next question. Greg wants to know or not, Greg. They wanted to know if there was any anything you can add you. Give them extra fan for somebody that dropped out your even. Bigger just talk lock. It's tough. Luck and I say this guy's going to be affected just as much as anyone else. This all sucks, but I don't Wanna I don't know who's next. I don't know who's next the OPT OUT ANONIMA WHO's next to get the virus and I don't want to guess at either so I don't want to redraft I. Don't want to change the rules I. Just WanNa have fun playing out the sixty game season. The Best I can, and and if that means that. That, Clark Schmidt is number two starting pitcher in a league does not much I can do about that. That's why if you're an a dynasty league and you. WanNa you WANNA. Freeze your players, so they don't accumulate salary and or years like we have assembly like that vibe. Okay with that just have a draft just for twenty twenty purposes with your buddies and enjoy that sixty game abbreviated season, but it doesn't affect any of your dynasty players that what I think you should do in Dentistry League. Terrorists planning on going bats for the first five rounds of his NFL only draft. That's coming up. He wants to know who you like. The pitchers after that Point Internationale at Middle Tier Kinda got. Well, first of all never go into a draft, saying my first five picks anything all they are the best player available. Is available at around five. Come on. Are you really going to take you know Nick Sends L. of course you're not so i. mean that shouldn't happen, so go into a draft open minded you. WanNa lean heavier on the hitters and pitchers fine, but don't just arbitrarily pick the first five rounds the first eight rounds. I'm GONNA do this. Take the best player available at pitchers really fall that far then you're gonNA have to sort Lewis Kostya is available around five. Only take Luis Custodio. Is it right. I mean Tristan. You agree with that I mean. Yeah I I don't like locking into anyone strategy. Take the value. Where lies I do like this goes back Eric to your point about trying to fade pitchers if you're roughly planning to do this, you're looking at players like Mike Saroka. Max. Freed Denilson met Madison. bumgarner falls into this group in my rankings here as well. Karl Hendricks falls in their Zach. Gallons and interesting name. I think you can get by with that. I think this is going to be a very good year to attempt to mix and match piece together. You're pitching staff David Zach Gallant. Haggadah question related to this. How do you value Yu? Darvish Treston. I, did saw. He added a new pitch up to eleven different pitches now, but he had a great second half last year was a strike through machine. strikeout-to-walk ratio is incredible. But it's Yu Darvish. She's been Mr Consistency the past few years. Where do you rake? I don't personally care about that pitch. I think it's interesting and. Read about but I think he was great pitcher with a very deep selection of pitches in the first place, and by the way Dave. Dr Is one of my favorites starts with this year. Thirteen second half starts at seven total walks. That's the same number. He had his march thirtieth start by itself. Yeah, why don't they? Why don't you care about the pages and that an actionable change it's. It's a hybrid two seam fastball splitter crumble. Inducing pitcher doesn't incur increase the strikeouts I think that's that's. It can increase effectiveness and also. I've heard this. Both sides are some people David the story about a sixty games. Would it be MVP's, or are we looking at this six game season as the first sixty or the last sixty? s reader, one of. The. Let Sixty game in the manning. Yup, like everyone's assuming. Oh, they're coming out of spring summer. Training is the first sixty games, but I'm also thinking well. It's kind of the last sixty games and I don't I. Don't want to guess who's going to be hot or not. Because I have no idea what that what shape they're in so right dave. Yeah, I mean you know and I know. A lot of people are going to try to look into WHO's fast starter. WHO's a slow starter? But. April weather the same as July and August whether I will thinking to throw everything out Alex. Bregman for example, his career April opie s is much lower than every other month. Does that mean you move him down thinking? He's GonNa Start Slow, but he was the best hitter in the American league the last two months last year he killed in August and September. So maybe he's a great finisher. Yellows have to just ignore all that that stuff I think this year. By the way he was, he was in a controlled environment when he put those numbers, so you can't even make the weather case plane, yeah! well, it's hot out here. That's for sure I'm sure it's hot in Texas Florida, California a little too hot all right. What? What's next year hasn't mentioned moving starting pitchers down in your ranks. Matt's curious. The upper tier closers become more attractive vaulting up your ranks. I actually did move Josh. Hader up a little bit tristen, but I did not move curb gates. Stop and the reason why Josh Hader can get more than three outs. Kirby does not get more than three hours, plus there's no way San. Diego uses Yates as as a guy gets more than three hours because they have all these great setup net but Milwaukee I mean, but the thing about hater is court cannibals back so that does doesn't I. Don't want to imply that Josh gets a million saves, either they could use Canabal in that role or somebody else rhianna her like you wanted like good council wants to a few years ago so. I didn't really move up closer. I moved up hater a little bit, but I also moved up use mayor petite three rounds because now I, think he. Petite a chance to win as many games as Garrett Cole. That's crazy now. It's not how crazy. Ball, because normally that'd be crazy, but. Like drew pomeranz people were asking me on twitter name, the Middle Relievers I want and the ones that jump out to me petite and drew pomeranz, but Luger jumps out as well we need an effective loyalty inning reliever. WHO DOESN'T NECESSARILY GET SAVES? Who else who else fits that? Person I mean like that's important. Right dodgers just mentioned a minute ago and I think anybody who has the likelihood of pitching those fourth fifth sixth seventh innings is going to get a bump this year. Because I think there's going to be volume advantage granted guys like hater. If, the brewers took him out of the closer role. We'd lose the saves granted, but he might be maximized. MIDDLE INNINGS EAT UP. Winds get eight to ten victories, just being, but being put in games in premium situations, and that might actually bolster is fantasy value I don't think there's any benefit to saves on the short season, but I do think that the closers and the multi inning relievers are going to get a bit of a bump, but I think a noticeable one I mean I i. if you want a name, some middle relievers here that won't get saved could get winds like Anthony Bass or Ryan Hells Lee or Health close. Kansas Bruce Star greater all of the dodgers I think is going to have a key role. There's so many. James Current shocked that Cleveland Rookie. He's going to be a multi guy and he's GonNa matter. How about Matt Barnes. Absolutely major strike out guy setup man for. The rays have six good starters. Brennan McCain could end up as a long. Guy In the bullpen. Raise Dave I. think if you liked the race, don't you? Don't you think the in the world series this year? You bring that up. I have a piece coming out tomorrow picking the to. Res All right. Now. In the dodgers. The Yankees are being given thirty eight and a half wins already. Come Out Dave why why they hate. Well. I don't know where you're tyler glass, no on your rankings, but he doesn't have to get through thirty starts now. Young has to get through twelve. Throughout what he did last year in one seven six e r. a back in March is working on a new splitter I mean if he can make that a effective third. Pitch Watch out. You know I love Nick Anderson as their closer. Policy is Josh Ater. Yeah Really Good Bowl Ted. You know Diego Casteel. They got the arms. They to me. They have it both ways. They have the depth if you need depth. But they also that the big front three with with Morton Glasnost and Blake's now those guys Nick Twelve Star teach you know that sixty percent of your starts. Those three guys only make forty two percent of their starts last year. Day Anderson Getting Sheldon my Sim League. Can you tell me that? Because I remember playing off last year stats a wide split. I call it. Call it so why play Hugh? You. Get show so plays Kamara. Come on out too well with guys who have wide splits I. Don't know why it is. It's just you have bad luck with those guys for some inexplicable reason. I already know I'm GonNa. Lose to all right, Kyle. What else? Eighteen to one on your money if the rate is when it all day, so. Bad It's. One. Got Any connections. Last question here comes from Greg he wants to make any contrarian styles. you think might be worthwhile in redraft this year whether it's going eight. How be no starters? PUNTING A category. You name it. Well politics stolen basin saves make sense to me the most every year. and I think it definitely makes sense this year like who's going to want to steal basis i. I have a feeling like not just because of the shortened season, but because of what's happening like. Surly Mathematics Hassle based. That sets what he does but wild, Christian? Yelich WANNA steal basis. He has to stay. Healthy is so important to the team. Is Virus going on I? I don't want to overthink things, but. I. The dogs are barking I. Think Trout like guys like trump Yelich. Those shows I now. And forever from the fantasy palm. Your phone dog going dame's left to go to the phone. You know what if I had enough leagues? That I. Know, I don't look. It's not a lot of time before opening day. You know by the time we got this announcement. There weren't the same number of days if I had enough leagues. I think I would try the punt starting pitching strategy. Wow, I would I would go with all multi inning relievers High K per nine guys. The hater types I would lead only on those players and one hundred percent stream. My Starters I. I liked that and in fact I'm I actually did that in the league and I didn't think it was that crazy. Where like I have a couple like Masimba bumgarner might be like my mom when starter, but like I think Spencer, Howard and Mackenzie Gore will play major roles not in the first week, obviously after manipulate their time, but after that like. Spencer. Howard did not have this issue with his contract. He'd be the opening day starter. They're not GONNA no over. Wheeler Jake Ariane is gonNA give up. Eight runs the Marlins on opening day for the phillies. Okay any final thoughts. Gentlemen Dick I contrary train ways. Yes, but just join a points league and have fun and don't worry about the money. Don't worry about the salaries and your league. You know a growing up. Just try to do something a little bit different for this year only and hopefully in twenty twenty one. We get a full one hundred sixty two game season, but as you know, they're not quite baseball twenty twenty two. That's not. No boy. Come on at some optimism. We're having optimistic about this year. We need to have it about twenty twenty two. Months was fun. The Union and the owners just wait till next off season. Next year! Next year. Oh, so we're! Embrace. The experimentation is all I can say this is a great year to experiment with all types. All right, so check out our friend. Dave shown fields find work. He's writing about the race on Tuesday. Who knows what else? He'll be running about later this week? It'll be writing updated news rankings. I've new rankings as well, but they're crazy. You don't WanNa. Look at those. That is all the so our schedule moving forward. Obviously, we're planning on Monday Thursday later this week on Thursday. No more movies we're. We're GONNA. 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