27 Burst results for "Kikuchi"
Hernández and Espinal HR, Kikuchi fans 8, Jays beat Rays 4-1
"A pair of two run home runs all the Blue Jays needed in Dowling the Tampa Bay Rays four one at roger center The Oscar Hernandez hit a two run shot in the second of Ryan yarbrough while San Diego has been all launched a two run Homer in the 7th for his 6th of the season And I bought into and you know getting the W it was more important but ready to go for tomorrow You seek a was a control on the mount for Toronto going 6 and striking out 8 Isaac Perez provided the only offense for Tampa with a solo home run his 11th of the season John leatherbee
Garlick, Miranda 2 HRs each, Twins end Jays' win streak at 8
"Minnesota belted 5 home runs to stop turtles 8 game winning streak with a 9 three victory at Rogers center Kyle garlick had a pair of home runs before leaving the game with a hamstring injury While first baseman Jose Miranda also had a two Homer game the first of his major league career Byron buxton went deep in the 9th to cap the twins scoring George Springer and Vladimir Guerrero junior each homered in the laws Darrell cotton won it out of the pen He's now one in one You say kikuchi lost it he falls to two and two John Luther Toronto
"kikuchi" Discussed on The Sean Salisbury Show
"You take the kids to school on thursdays but do take your kids to school. You don't know. I'm now. No i'm headed out the office. Nice nice early ride early ride to the office. A kid kids bust. Do they ride the bus. Do they walk or does the white the now they walk. Well i mean they walk with us. We're supposed to three miles uphill in the snow in houston right. That's how they welcome brian. Bogus joins us appreciate you. As always if i were i. Guess i'm so shocked and it's happened twice this year. Once against the yankees. Mc pointed out in this series and they lost them both four two one four zero and one oh in bowl series when the astros get shut up back to back days while i don't panic. I'm shocked by brian. Yeah this offense has been so good. I'll year it's so deep you can't. It's hard to fathom that they could be shut down top to bottom. But it's weird game. And i mean logan gilbert yesterday. He's a big time prospect kikuchi when he's right is very good I mean he kikuchi through one hit shutout against the astros area earlier this season. So we've seen him too good. It's just it's one of those things..
Toro Slams Old Team, Connects in 8th as M's Beat Astros 4-0
"Abraham Toros eighth inning grand slam home run off Kendall Graveman give the Seattle Mariners A. for nothing win over the Houston Astros the mariners loaded the bases with a walk single and hit better than total clear the right center field wall to score everyone and then I I got that bit at bat and you know just took two really big swings I was under the baseball and after one add to stress that you know just trying to sort of ball try to get a sac fly in and end up in a pretty good and it paid off tar and gravel were part of a July trade between the clubs it was Toros third home run against the Astros since being traded and had a great win his first loss of the season Yusei Kikuchi allowed just four hits in seven shutout innings he gave up seven runs in his last game against the Astros Jim Bernard Seattle
Kikuchi, Seager, Mariners Beat Yankees, Avoid 4-Game Sweep
"Yusei Kikuchi and three relievers combined to help the mariners blanked the Yankees to nothing the antis had their five game winning streak snapped in a day in which they wasted numerous opportunities the Bronx bombers when for eleven with runners in scoring position leaving eleven runners on base to fall six and a half games back of the AL east leading rays manager Aaron Boone we got to get past it and and and and get on with it now but but yeah I mean it's a chance to you know really do some special here to finish off this home stand and and you know unfortunately we just couldn't break through Seattle's runs were both honored and came in the eighth inning on the heels of a routed door fielding error Kyle Seager's RBI ground rule double turn out to be the game winner the mariners snap a four game skid to complete a ten game road trip at four and six I'm Danny cap
Kikuchi Goes 6 Effective Innings, Mariners Beat Rays 4-2
"The mariners beat the rates for the second straight day is Abraham Toro and Jared Kalanick homered in Seattle's four two decision over Tampa Bay you sicker could you limited the race to two runs and six hits over six innings after going and three in his previous four starts rainy arose arena Homer for the rays who are one six versus the ends this season rays third baseman Joey Wendell says the mariners have played them tough this season they've been scrappy they're gone it's been they need it they've been going the other way they've been hit line drives blues doubles home runs I mean you know it seems like they really complain well one you know we find up against them Diego Casteel worked the ninth to get his first Seattle saving fifteenth overall the outcome keeps the AL east leading race one game ahead of the red Sox I'm Dave very
Kikuchi Sharp in Seven, Mariners Win 7-2 Over Blue Jays
"In the L standings. The EMS copped off his six game road trip with a 72 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo. Today you say Kikuchi works seven solid innings Mariner teammates Jake Fraley and shed Long Jr both belted home runs. The EMS are home tomorrow night against Texas Sports updates to 10 and 40
Seattle Mariners prepare for 2021 season opener tomorrow
"And Giants workout at Seattle's T Mobile Park this afternoon ahead of the 2021 regular season opener tomorrow. Manager Scott Service set of bruised knee bone will put the starting center fielder Kyle Lewis on the 10 Day injured list, his spot taken by Taylor Trammel service, also juggling the pitching rotation. You say Kikuchi throws in Game two, James Paxton pushed back until the White Sox series. Most major league ballparks are allowing fans to attend at limited capacity, ML commissioner Rob Manfred says As more folks give the covert vaccine, he can envision filled stadiums by mid season.
A Coronavirus Care Package: Care For Yourself, Others and Still Have Fun
"I'm not usually an anxious person but these last few weeks have really tested that I'm having to learn a lot of new self care skills to stay productive and frankly to stay happy nasty. Ivanovskaya has been my guiding for how to keep chill. She's an arts and culture editor at Kikuchi and asked her to share some tips. Welcome NASTYA thinks Alluvia. Okay so let's get into your tips. What do you think are the most important things that people can do to basically just keep chill during the stressful time? Well a good one to start with is really limit. Your information taken your exposure to the news reader reliable fact based reporting to keep yourself informed like but don't feel like you have to read everything that's out there and especially if it's stressing you out and giving wings -iety feel free to take a walk. Read a book off your phone. Your computer turn off notifications and just take a break. I saw advice somewhere to try to limit what you were doing after eight PM and at least last night I slept great. I didn't wake up with anxiety dreams or anything like that so so that was a piece of advice that worked for me. That's a super good tip to all right. So what else do you have for us? So there's only so much time you can spend sitting down. Just make sure to take walks outside. Run if you can also hiking is still allowed as long as you stay at least six feet away from other people and then also there's such a wealth of Free Yoga and fitness classes on Youtube to take advantage Speaking of Yoga these are really high anxiety times for people. And there's a free meditation really like to use called inside timer. I love free resources now. Aside from sort of you know taking time to meditate. What if I'm just missing people in my life so just for socializing definitely? Don't forget to schedule. A facetime call. Zoom calls with your friends. Some of my friends have been getting really creative on it. Like I have a few friends that had Kariuki on zoom. I WANNA do have parties with my friends. You can also do a book club where everyone reads the same book or even watch the same movie and talks about it on facetime but also don't forget to check on people that might be isolated whether they're sick or elderly were they have an immune disorder or another underlying condition. That makes it especially risky for them to go outside right now. Call those people. Make sure that they know that you're thinking about them. Maybe even offer to bring them supplies a few cannon. If that's safe and take people up on their offers to help to don't feel like you have to do it all on your own. Yeah there are some really amazing stories out there of neighbors helping neighbors and I WANNA pause real quick to share a story from Berkeley of two people who have found that even in catastrophe you can grow closer together. I'm in my eightieth year. I'm trying to ease into it. Gradually accept nothing is easy right now. Believe me there was a general location that was provided in the clearing house spreadsheet but it did not have an address site had to do a little bit of smoothing. I'm Laura X from The women's History Library and the national clearinghouse marital and date rape. Hi I'm eager trickled in Berkeley and I'm also one of those folks with the compromised. Immune System I was trying to figure out how I could be a net positive for my community and I went through the list of neighbors. Cool ask for various kinds of support and just in case. I ended up sending each of them an email. I began to remember standing there in the eighth grade. Waiting to be chosen at a dance conduct the horror of that. Oh God all those terrible school girl memories we're coming back and then any Gore stepped up turned out that she is quite a legend and a telltale sign was that she had her own wikipedia page. She has been an icon of the feminist movement. I have been very moved and so many people just moved to tears by people's offered all we ended up getting for about two weeks or of supplies and leave. Were able to still exercise the six feet of prescribed social distancing at the door. We ended up having a really great conversation on the porch of her house. I actually have been to where he was born in Ukraine and so it was all kind of fun for me. That just goes to show sometimes small acts of kindness. You might end up meeting lifelong fans people. I thought to myself. Wow a lot of people in Burghley. Ten meet this way. Cigarette thing made me feel better. It gave me a sense of larger purpose. Really really special. And you know you don't really quite know how to articulate the Malays until something different happened. There are hundreds if not thousands of neighbors just like the Internet has been really helpful for these kinds of efforts but eager says they're trying to figure out ways that they can let neighbors who aren't online know that they have support nearby. Okay Nasty. I know you've got one more tip for us. Yes just make sure that you're doing stuff to keep yourself stimulated an occupier brain. I personally love to listen to podcasts. Snap judgment is one of my favorites. It's a storytelling show. That does not have to today's news so it's a good way to get your mind off things also to a great chance to learn a new skill or training new craft crossword puzzles or games. And then there's a free APP Be where with your library card. You can borrow you. Books audiobooks and also a lot of artists are getting on instagram. Live till five stream. There are concerts or sometimes classes like the indie rock artist. Talent the get down. Stay down as having a instagram. Live sessions for kids this week. It seems like every hour. I'm seeing something new and cool that people are doing to create online community and offer something positive for others.
"kikuchi" Discussed on Baseball Things
"As a result either way whatever coochie ends up being. I think the clubs plan for adding him back pitching they end up the same with a Kukuchi shows mid rotation performance in twenty twenty and twenty twenty one or not and it doesn't change even if Logan Gilbert looks like the number three type many project for him though. I think he could be a two. They will still need an ace a true number. One A guy that can go toe to toe with the other teams legitimize you know liked Garrett Cole or Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg or fraud. Ver- lander somebody to give the mariners legit chance to win that game even when the opposing starter pitches. Well Seattle needs that to get where they really. WanNa go do. They need that to win a wildcard. Do they need that to win? Ninety plus no but the reason they went for the rebuild the the the long-term full rebuild was so they didn't have to settle for shooting for eighty five to ninety wins. It's rare to see teams go deep into the postseason. It's not unheard of but it's rare to see teams go deep into the postseason in October without those kinds of performances in. Its even rarer if they don't get said performances in the playoffs like not just have it for the regular season he get in the playoffs. Like no I mean you need those kinds of performances to occur in the playoffs. You need your big guns to do what they do. You can't sit around and hope that your collection of number three or number for starters just finds a you know a Magic Laguna Warehouse One day and Trades Telescope for it. That's not how it works. You need the big power arms that That can dominate. You need to build a win games two to one. You need to build a beat Max Sherzer you need to build a beat fraud verleger. You need to build a go into New York. And beat a James Paxton when he's on his game or beat Garrett Cole and if you don't really have a chance because the pitching matchup is so lopsided what are you doing but I think either way Seattle still should get plenty of value of Kukuchi to move forward with them as part of their rotation for twenty twenty one maybe beyond I think beyond twenty twenty one is still up in the air. I mean you've always seen one season of it and even it's at the back end even even if Kukuchi ends up back in order it's not a total loss. It's not like Willie bombed that content. It's worthless it's useless. It's throwing away fifty six million dollars or Avia fourteen. That's not because a quality number five starter. Still were some dough. It is a An important development one way or the other. Because you do need mid rotation starters to and while Kukuchi being one of your mid rotation options doesn't change the fact that you need to go out and get a number one or maybe even a number two as well you know if you have Margolis and using Kukuchi as your three and four in their league average or better and you have a legit one and a legit to your winning a division. You're seriously winning. And I'm and I'm taking a big step here. But if you're telling me that Logan Gilbert is to a legit major league to Marco and Kukuchi are your three and four and they're legit league average or better and you have a legit five or options to be legit five and you somehow find that number one starter. You're winning division with that. So those mid rotation starter still important and you don't want to continue to go down the path of spending money on players that don't perform but the the way we're looking at Kukuchi right now is it's kind of a one time. I mean Margolin solace is going to be well worth the contract. They just give him. And then some the one contract that that Jerry Dipoto as has signed the player to that may not turn out is the Kukuchi one. The one talking about I hope that answer your question. Trae if not I accept emojis for criticizing answers so please feel free Be Creative Thanks for the question though. It's an important question for the mariners is GonNa be interesting to see what you say. Kukuchi does in two thousand twenty. They've already done some things with his delivery. Which I like and I really liked P W The numerous pitching coach Loved that move over the off season One thing that that I will say I expect to still be some ups and downs for Kuching. Twenty twenty one expect the switch to be flipped in March or April and all of a sudden we see a completely different guy. Like if we do great. I don't think that's impossible but I wouldn't bet on that. I still think we're going to see some inconsistencies as he perfects the new delivery as he works through some things with How you pitched a major league hitters as he works through some things with that. When I don't have my fastball. Command. What do I actually go to against these major league hitters and while he got some of that information last year. Now it's about putting it all the work but I do expect them to be significantly better All right thank you again. Trey Trey shooter ladies. Gentlemen moving on here aiden Again not a question I it's rather a statement and an important one I think eighteen says with Mitch Haniger hurt. I'm reminded of when you had kyle brody on Kyle said of Mitch quote. It might be worth having him on the DL the entire year. Inspiring a bunch of kids to care about Using tech and the oral culture Yeah it IT I. I assume he's going to Rehab in Arizona. You're writing he probably is And I'm thinking all of the young hitters that will probably be there this year Jonathan Class-a Novi Marseille one CARAT COUTEAU and others. Well you obviously have Haniger. Playing having him in Arizona could be incredibly beneficial as well even if the effects might not be as tangible For small hinders going to play in twenty twenty Lizzy as another specific setback. He's not Alfred Year right now. I'd wager June still maybe July. There's been some overreaction. I think to the second set of news that came out on him and I think the team is just being really cautious about tossing timeframe out. There I don't think that second piece of news with the second quote unquote core surgery extended him in August or September. Putting his entire season jeopardy. I don't think that's what happened Aiden yes anytime. You get veterans that do things the way the club wants them to do at the club needs them to do it. Owning their own development learning how to e learning how to train learning how to work learning how to learn having that player around. The kids is an amazing thing. Yeah I I don't know how much Mitch will get that chance or how much those young players will get that chance as Mitch will be busy and those kids will be busy doing something entirely different on a daily basis. Those Ryan's are different but may not take much. It may just take a couple of days here. There are a couple of times handier coming around. You went Haniger is getting ready to play again him. Playing down and extended with those kids sitting on the same bench Coming out of the same clubhouse absolutely I think Haniger when I think of Mitch Anger. I'm reminded I think he's got some modern day kind of J. Buehner traits in what I mean by that is. He understands what the whole process like in his team. Friendly teammate friendly. It doesn't really have this kind of selfish. Doesn't carry himself in a selfish way and I'm not trying to rip on any other players but Mitch is very Very open about discussing what he's doing. He's made that very clear and while he's not a big media guy he's not on social media talking all the time he's not. He's a guy who will talk with teammates. Information will be shared. Ideas will be shared He's certainly choir to them and not copping the two players on the field. That jeep buehner had that reputation as a player he came up with I and it was share with the team. Because this could make us better. This could make the sky better. And maybe I'm going to share this with. Oh I don't know Paul Sorrento. Sorrento is going to have an idea that maybe I can take. That was debuted in while. That's a lot of players there has to be some tacked to it and Buehner just has the reputation of you know developing that rapport with you. Know veteran teammates teams that were older than him younger players while he was the jokester in got pretty down and dirty. Sometimes I'm sure you guys have heard some of those stories It was also a good teammate. Wanted to win and wanted everybody to get better and Mitch Angers the same way and I'm not saying janitors running around trying to help the kids that that's not as goal but you know by example and you know if Young player down there and get the chance to have a conversation with Haniger his teammate. A little bit down in extended Absolutely you're right that that value isn't necessarily quantifiable but his absolutely there is definitely on to something aiden absolutely one hundred percent And Yeah I think you'll rehab in Arizona until he's ready to go out at doesn't make any sense for me to do much else Beer on baseball work with baseball. Trainers Rehab with the baseball trainers because if you go rehab regular person. It doesn't work. We know that we've learned that the last five to ten years you train like you're a regular person or you train like a regular athlete like a general athlete instead of like baseball player. It doesn't work so anger. Eventually after heels will train for baseball not just train Thanks China new with that. That's a fun conversation. I like talking about players. And they're kind of intangible you know to steal a word That you used a there are intangibles. We never see it to be a fly on the what we never see it. We hear about it sometimes. Not a ton but sometimes but the the the intangible value that that off-field value that players coaches managers. Gm's Front Office people whatever. It is trainers Pitching coaches bullpen coaches. Whatever that they bring to the table that we can't put a number next to is still fascinating in and you have to. You have to kind of yet. Talk to the folks who had impacted like. We're hearing about Perry Hill a lot the last couple years. And we're hearing how. Perry Hill is making other coaches better. Let alone other players behalf to listen to the D. Gordon's of the world to really understand what that can mean to a player as we can't put a number next to that we can't go well. Perry Hill was worth zero point. Nine four wins above replacement. We don't have that. I wish we did but we don't. We have to listen to the players and that makes that part of the game of baseball. A little bit more conversational which mixes it up up a little bit. Because we're all into the metrics the analytics you know the traditional stats and you know we throw a lot of that out here on this podcast as well but Baseball supposed to be fun. Talking about baseball supposed to be funded is fun. Baseball is fun in sometimes. Those stories and in Some of the behind the scenes stuff when it comes out when we hear about it when we learn about it. Because the media's doing a really good job covering that sort of thing those things are fascinating and add a flavor to the baseball discussion and we don't get every day appreciate it and thank you all right buddy Jo Ladda by the way Joel. How are things down on the new digs? I won't give it away I'm just curious chime in when you get a chance. We Joel Outta wonders about Karalis power. Asking Hey Cal Raleigh's showed a significant step forward ending twenty nine total home runs and twenty nineteen that total is significantly more than he hit an any year in college. Is there any concern? He regresses to the mean twenty twenty or was that more likely result of good player development while I'm all for complementing the Mariners player development and I'm all for giving the player as much or more credit than anybody else for their own player development and certainly their performance..
"kikuchi" Discussed on Baseball Things
"Yes it's baseball. That's out to center field down the line. Here's Jason a Churchill. Ladies and gentlemen I have an announcement to make and that announcement is. I watched nine and a half baseball games in condensed fashion Wednesday night into Thursday morning including two Mariners Games. And then I watched another Mariner's game on Thursday afternoon I just wanted to announce that I'm exhausted but you know what I'm tired with a smile on my face ear baby. It's baseball and yes. It is baseball things. I'm Jason. Churchill Cactus League play underway and I thought about something we covered in the last episode and that was the three things to watch for in Peoria in that list could have been fifty deep and if I could add one to that list right. Now it'd be the peaks. We will get over the next few weeks of the minor league arms against some big league competition Thursday. We saw kind of a dark horse favorite of mine. Ryan inman get the final out of the seventh inning versus the White Sox. Ninety one and ninety four and this one pretty good curve ball and I think in shorter stints. He may be able to sit ninety three to ninety six and sharpen that curb all into a swing and miss pitch but seeing those kinds of appearances is a lot of fun like the results. The statistics don't matter much but seeing Ryan in men get into a game like that. I don't WANNA I don't WanNa call it a sticky situation but I've been calling for Ryan Inman to be moved to the bullpen and get him on more of a fast track toward the big leagues for a little over a year. Now maybe two years now and seeing that happen in spring training not that he's going to be tossed into the bullpen. Come the regular season but to see that happen after you know. The previous pitchers had struggled a little bit coming back to. I think it was either five four tie game when Inman came in and getting the out throwing a couple of curve balls. That was just a lot of fun. One of my favorite things to see during spring training and and I don't usually pay all that much attention to the big league games or at least the big leaguers in the big league games But that is one thing that I do like to see Today's show though will we're going to focus on what you all have put on the show sheet. I mean that's what we do here on baseball things and for today's episode. Those things are Cowley's twenty twenty outlook looking kind of looking through the lens of his two thousand. Nineteen statistical. Accomplishments are also going to talk about things to Aden the off-field impact that Mitch Haniger can make while he's on the injured list. Rehabbing down in Arizona It makes a good voice. Not even a question. Aden's just making good point I'm GonNa read What he put in maybe add a little to that But an important conversation there and finally we're GONNA I'm GonNa dive deep on you say Kukuchi because we get a question from trae on what of Kukuchi struggles against twenty twenty like. What are the mirrors do and you know what let's start right there with you say Kukuchi because it's a bit of a hot button because he wasn't good last year Yes he made every start which I think is important and he was only pushed back or short scripted. I think once maybe twice all year the game made thirty two starts But the question that comes in from trace shooter which is at 'em Nell so twenty. Two thousand I believe I got it right. M. And E. L. S. O. Twenty two thousand on twitter but he goes by the name. Trae shooter The exact question comes in like this. What are the aims do with Kikuchi in his contract? If he bombs this year or in your opinion Williams go big and pay high for international signings or continue what they did a year ago and buy more quantity or lesser rated players. Actually think these are three separate questions. I don't believe Kukuchi. It backs the club philosophies in any manner when it comes to international and when it comes to pitching when it comes to the rest of the roster isn't that regardless of what happens with Kukuchi if he max's out or you know if he ends up a back end starter even in the bullpen. I don't think it changes. It doesn't have a great impact that change with the mariners should be doing in in the kinds of players they should be after moving forward But let's take a closer look. Coochie did a year ago so I can ultimately answer that question in In some detail was he good. Last year was Kukuchi. Good in two thousand nineteen. Oh of course he wasn't. You don't need me to tell you that. His fifth ended at what five seventy one his ex fifth just over five five one eight. I think it was struck out just sixteen percent of the batters faced and gave up home runs nearly nineteen percent on the fly ball. She allowed Both left he's an righties slugged over five hundred often gobbled up one hundred sixty one and two thirds innings which isn't bad for a back end type starter But that means he lasted exactly five innings per start. And that's not where you want to start. Or even if he's your five and ultimately the manager pink Kukuchi to be more than that of course command was spotty. We've talked about this quite a bit. Command was spotty. At best. All years delivery was inconsistent and while he did a pretty good job staving off the free. Pass not all walks There was just too much contact in too much hard. Contact his ex. Wnba on contact was three eighty one last year and since we've already established his Lo que rate of sixteen percent that means a lot of balls in play. His hard hit rate was four percent higher than the League. Average which means every twenty five balls put in play. Kukuchi gave up one more harder than the average arm last year. And let's put that in a greater context because while that's just one in twenty five Kukudji gave up more contact. The average pitcher last year and the average start especially the average daughter eighty four percent contact rate for Kukuchi. That league average was seventy seven percent and that includes relievers. Starters were down in the seventy three percent range so you can see how that hard hit rate is more of a problem for Kukuchi. Then it might be for say Garrett Cole because he's also missing a ton of Bats Kukuchi is not Furthermore cookie is a fly ball pitcher. I wouldn't call him severe but he's closer to severe fly ball pitcher the ground ball pitcher Or at least that's what he displayed in two thousand nineteen. If you're going to give up eighty four percent contact you more ground balls you want more week contact but Kukuchi stuff isn't really conducive to a lot more than the forty four percent ground already posted a year ago they could get a little better But I can't imagine he jumps up into the low fifties in one year Kukuchi simply needs more bats induce more we contact It's really that simple. I think it all starts with better. Command of the fastball which comes mostly if not exclusively from an improved delivery that. He repeats pitchers that don't get their arms and therefore their hands to the same spot every pitch to release. The ball tend to struggle with command in this was Kukuchi in two thousand nine hundred and it wasn't just in general it wasn't just the fast ball He wasn't finishing consistently to release from pitched a pitch from fastball of fast ball from Fast Bowler Cutter slider these days From slider to change up and I think-i telegraph the soft stuff the curb all the change of both that arm slowed down a bit. Essentially tipping his pitches. Giving it away and that's all bad. News now might be all of the bad news because there is some good news. The good news is just as deep all the way to project a little bit and starting at the top. It's Kukuchi second year. Not his first year. Twenty nineteen was kind of a an information gathering session that lasted six months. And the reason. I say that the reason I start with that. Because number two to Kuchis very data oriented he will not and has not sat back and just hope things. Get better by chance. Well I'm more used to the league. Just be better this year. That's not you say Kukuchi. We learn that a year ago The Americans do pitching coach. Maybe the next genius pitching minor baseball. I really believe in Pete quite a bit and while there are no magic spells. He's really good at what he does. And there's reason he's now the major league pitching coach coming up from double a Arkansas. You're a year ago and it's not because he worked with Justin done and it's not because he worked with justice. Justice Sheffield after Sheffield was demoted. It's not because he worked with Logan Gilbert. It's because he knows what he's doing. number four. Kukuchi stuff is good fastball at ninety three up to ninety five slider flashes and varies it enough to use it in on righties. Like cut her The curveball is a good fourth pitch. She can locate some. And I think we're GONNA see more of that split changed this year. He used it just seven point. Six percent of the time A year ago in into kind of more answer choice question though we have to look at what. Kukuchi is being paid. What he was worth. Twenty nineteen in what he needed to need to do what he needs to turn into to to warrant the contract even if he never lives up to it so to speak. What does he need to do to two in the term trae used his bomb if he bombs they're different degrees of bombs? But after all those bad things that I just noted about Kukuchi Twenty nineteen. He was still worth zero point. Two wins and while it's not nothing to write home about Kuchis. Not Email in. His family said that was worth zero. Point two wins this year. That's not happening. But that is above replacement or at least replacement and repair replacement level. Starters are relatively easy to find but there's about two million dollars a year and that puts things in perspective a little bit. I think the interesting thing about how value works in baseball whether it's wins above replacement or dot the dollar value formula that fan grabbed. She uses for example It changes quite a bit. Let's say Kukuchi zero point. Two wins was Was worth a million five. Let's just say that because he was worth one nine but let's just say it was one five because the math is easy Zero Point Seven Win. Pitcher can be worth six million dollars in. It seems like that's A. That's a really quick jump in value but winds are very expensive to purchase. They just star Kukuchi will be paid fourteen million in two thousand twenty and he's guaranteed fifteen million dollars in twenty twenty one so yes to be significantly better over the next two years for the mariners to consider triggering the four one year options they hold on Kukuchi. Each of those options is worth. I believe sixteen and a half million dollars a piece. And if they don't trigger that then Kukuchi is at thirteen million dollar player option. But let's focus on the next two years. It's it's It's what twenty twenty eight. Let's call it thirty million dollars on the high end okay. Thirty million dollars using twenty nineteen data in value formulas which pitchers in baseball were worth about fourteen and a half million dollars last year to give us a call for Kukuchi in value on the names that I came up with should lend you confidence that can coochie can at least get contract value but these formulas aren't based on salaries they're based on value. What it costs the by wins but for example Garrett Cole and all players in two thousand nineteen with excuse me all pitchers in twenty nineteen with a dollar value of just under sixty million dollars. Trevor Bowers Twenty nineteen was worth twenty six point two million dollars. But here's where I found some common ground Mike Fires twenty-nine and was worth thirteen point. Seven million dollars in for qualified starters. He might be the closest value calm. And there's some Rick Portillo in there too just in terms of value not copping the player but of Value Cop. So let's go look at what fires did statistically to give us a better idea what that actually means. What what that thirteen point. We'll call it. Fourteen million actually looks like statistically so fires me thirty three starts and went one hundred eighty four and two thirds innings so he he made one more start than Kukuchi and win about twenty three innings. More in his fifth was just under five so he made one more start twenty. Three mornings in his fifth was more than three quarters of a run better than Kukuchi. Those still not what? We'd call good right..
"kikuchi" Discussed on Baseball Things
"Anna W maybe not so the competition comes into play but you could watch those games on. MLB teaming go. Wow He's hitting spots like the catchers barely moving his glove and it's crazy so sheffield's got shot willing. What I liked was was even when we saw him come up? None of his starts really outside a one I think was real clean. But he he really showed an ability to battle through stuff and adversity against good teams to good line-ups he's GonNa need to change up. I mean there are some similarities. There with with done shift hides the ball better than done. I think that helps. I don't think he's GonNa need to sit ninety. Four Ninety five actually start at ninety two ninety three sliders a little flat times but he the change of slow further along in any is the ball better so a little more bullish on Sheffield. The Ilan reliever is ADCOCK tyrod knock that they really like the the draft thing in Seattle Seattle has become a and we'll finish up on this too depressing keeps long. It's been over an hour already. The drafting in Seattle has become well. They've never been really really good at drafting you know. And they got lucky with Griffey and a-rod which is you know to some extent is totally true. Were you able to follow a long enough The all the narratives that were built by you know whoever it is that you were following that covered prospects and player development in the draft at the time time how the general consensus was. They didn't draft well but then there was at least one or two raising my hand that were like well yeah. They did make draft mistakes but the player development failed them more than anything we did. You follow along that those five or six. There's those dark years that we were just. I just my understanding in the process wasn't as clear as it is now and so it was it was more. It was more just as an emotional passionate fan where you know it's top five. Pick Guys Jamaica. Jeff Clement should hit. She hit home runs. And you get caught up up in you know in Dustin Ackley scuffling and then he has two good weeks and they move them up a level and back then I wasn't his analytical about Zion. Now I was like good good. Let's get him here because we need them and But then I think by the time Mike Zeno happened and even just seeing I think maybe the first one that opened my eyes was is Justin smoak because he had only had I think thousand bats in the minor leagues in Texas kind of balancing them up and down and they weren't ready to give them a fulltime job but because they felt like I think they had to the justify the trade and there were so desperate for for star power and and they thought he could he could be that guy they just they just gifted him the job up and and there was never they put on scholarship right and and And it took him another fifteen hundred two thousand major league at bats before he became consistent he never really. It became the star obviously Toronto we became somewhat consistent for the last. And that was that was the first eye-opener that like. Oh they just. They just aren't developing these kids. They're not coaching. They're not making a players. There's and it didn't help that Lloyd mcclendon during part of that period you know said what he said and had that kind of attitude and so With no development was going to happen and once they got. What's funny here about that is? You didn't have to say what you meant. I knew exactly where you're going and you knew you didn't have to say that's what's funny. I I will never forget that for as long as I live boiler and it wasn't the we talk about it like it was twenty years ago wasn't it. was that thirteen. It wasn't that long it was you know player development was thing and he showed better and or had someone telling him that he was saying the wrong thing. And so I I that. That's where it started. Started the turnaround for me and then just the disaster of I remember one year reading You know an anonymous baseball executives say that they would guy was quoted as saying ackley. Hastings Montero Justin smoak. GimMe that hard line up all day long as a GM all all make all build a team out of that and none none of it worked and sort of see now what they're doing and to see in in one year guys you know force themselves in interview. Do you weren't even thinking about because that just tells me that every single level they're doing it the same way they're doing it consistently they have a plan in a process and that's that's how you win. There's no guarantee it's going to work culture. It's it was never. This is what I would say to the the people that you you touched on him. The it's never gonNa work because it never has worked hate. I hate that philosophy. That's how you live your life then. Don't get up and go out the front door in the morning because things aren't going to go well for you. Right if I there's no guarantee it's going to work. The naysayers will says can feel like everything else can fill. There's no guarantee it's going to work. But there's I can guarantee you one thing. It wasn't going to lead to any kind of championship contention the way they were doing it before right. You had to change. Imagine if that awaited imagine and we'll stop right there by magic if they would've waited and Edwin had the year that he had this year with the mets literally Seattle Shutter and then all of a sudden the Nino has one year left in his more expensive live in arbitration a non tender candidate. You can't trade that guy. James Paxton has one year left instead of to can't get rid of the Rust Aquino's contracts show some some owner abilities. And if you don't decide to do that you're probably re-signing Nelson Cruz or you're doing something replace them and you're spending free agent dollars elsewhere so you can add to that team because if you're keeping that team together you're trying to add to it right so now at the end of two thousand nine hundred no matter what the end result was you're screwed and now we're talking in about a new GM and new regime and you're talking about a six seven year rebuild like the Astros did the whole key to this rebuild being relatively short work in being basically half as long as the Astros style rebuild is the timing of it all that is the absolute key and you said it right right from the there throws a little luck there because we didn't know India's going to be that great and there's going to need to be a little more luck for them to really get to where we you know to to where they're going to have a parade someday updates so last word. How many wins? Do you expect you. Don't we don't know what the roster is GonNa look like but we have an idea of what Jerry's GonNa try to put together for twenty twenty. What kind of wind win range or you thinking? There's going to be a goal for next year. What what or what's what kind of? What is the twenty twenty season up to look like for you to be a success in the win loss column? This is how how much would would we win. We lost ninety seven six eight. I think. Sixty eight ninety four like. That's how much I paid attention to win loss. I didn't people would walk into the Bongo. Why are you watching this? Why is this on TV? It'd be like they're GONNA lose. I'm like how do you not what I'm watching Crawford's going to be. It's not what I'm watching exactly and I tried to educate people but they didn't WanNa hear it. I think if everything goes right if everything goes right seventy five. Yeah but yeah I was going to be very similar to last year. Only seventy and this what I try to tell people is giving a lot more fun to watch how he is going to be really interesting stuff to talk about Amazon. Mrs Sheffield from the get-go Crawford from the get-go you're going to see Gilbert in the middle of the season heck. I can't sit here and tell you that. I'm not thinking talking about Jared Celtic in August. Because I well he is. I sold out there. There's we're GONNA see some combination at some point of Bishop. I've been Fraley and those guys are interesting to donny. Walton can make the team as utility guy. And there's Evan White could see the bigs at some point that's another twenty twenty two Gilbert and wider the two most likely that haven't made their major league debut of the prospects that are going to make their debut in. Yeah that's what I see and there's GonNa be a lot more reason drive down to you know by the end of the Geez. By at the end of next year in Tacoma we could see cal Raleigh the whole nextwave. SI- The Tacoma rainiers. So we do some work with Here data's drive there aired. They've never been more excited. They never ever been more excited. Well they should be more excited now because it looks like Major League Baseball is GonNa fix the baseball problem. I hope so. That's big thing. Yeah do you think in just real quick did they change the pay the baseball postseason all. There's no question they did. Yeah and I'm not which is funny because how many people were saying that that the ball that soda hit the other night could only happen soda. They hit that one was the one that was the Ren Don'- one there was only like ninety three mile an hour exit exit loss. This ball and I saw a chart where the ball had would. It was so to say. Never never left a ballpark and they were saying that the ball was still juice and I was like all all the other evidence. Yeah it just. I don't know that the planned on doing that. I don't know there's a lot of that. But they're not transparent with that whole conversation Major League. Baseball's is ball's not so anything anything's possible for for all I know dude they had a mixed balls in the world series. frolicked seriously. You know there were times I mean Anthony Rendon in Bregman Grand Slam. Were torched absolutely torched. Renaissance Ball went about three hundred seventy five feet in Bregman born thirty feet. Were they different. Baseball's I don't know but that would explain it so that went ninety feet. I love that that was so great and so does comment about that was so great show. So so bad as a good world series would've postseason. I fun watching that postseason. The only thing that would have made it better other than the mayor's being involved in it somehow is would have been. Oh sooner giving up the run game winning runs that would that would have been the best. But that's just me not liking piece of crap like that anyway Remind everybody wants again. 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"kikuchi" Discussed on Baseball Things
"He's really good at assessing. This is what this profile is worth. This is how we talked about being able to evaluate away markets. You you get a scouting director who can evaluate yet. I I know all the pundits out there are saying this guy's the top ten pick. There's no way he goes. It's up that Scott Hunter so he kind of learned from some of those pro scouts. In some of those ops people in front office you watch Marco Gonzalez on a regular basis. You see see this guy. He makes his he mixes a mixed thinking. Damn what if we could send him to gas cap and four or five miles an hour. Well how about we just go draft those. Yeah I mean. It's we see these guys who who have three pitches and what that really means is they have two and a half so when you get you draft a guy that has four pitches. You're really seeing two really really good pitches. A third average pitch in fourth pitch. That could be something. You still have a leg up on the three pitch guys it makes you wonder about the history or the future of Sheffield done. Because is there. I don't think they even have do there there. Do they even two and a half pitch guys. You even see them. Getting to four pitches. They're not even certainly not four right. Certainly not for unless cutters become part of it which could for both guys especially Sheffield kind of I have. I still feel like if everything hits right and they develop starting pitching that that maybe even even this part of the plan. It's on that whiteboard. I talk about that at some point. Those guys go to the pattern that helps fill out that whole staff if I had to put a percentage on it I'd say Justin done spends spends more time in the bullpen as Seattle Mariner. Then he doesn't a rotation Josh Hater type or closer ultimately seriously they do the Edwin. This is yeah this is gonNa Sound Lazy. But yeah he's Edmund Ds and he actually has experienced reliever coming out of college. He hasn't closer in college with questions. About how we could start. Yeah Ninety five and one hundred out of the pen The slider sharpens out of the pen. But he's so athletic and he has improved the third pitch. It's just going to have to come a long way. A in two thousand nine hundred nine for me to think this guy's a starter long-term but there's no reason to do that now to do the transition now no let them continue to win because they need them sometimes sometimes yes sometimes guys make that surprise you. We talked about BIEBER earlier in Cleveland. If the right guys you know looking over your shoulder and teaching you pitch grips and and working on your mechanics. Show you how to study and showing you how to implement film study results and putting them together in the bullpen and then taking that to the mountain games when you have the right guys doing that man anything is possible and with with Justin done it the way he didn't really show well September for me his. I don't want to call it an audition but his he was ninety. Two with the fastball. slider was okay but his his August in Arkansas. That slide was filthy and we didn't really didn't see a whole lot of that in in September and he was ninety three ninety four lot in August. I think he got a little. It'll time off and then got into some games in Seattle. Just you know he was tired now. I think he's a guy who because the changes probably never gonNA be great or at least early in his career isn't going to be great in the slider isn't exactly you know consistently wipe out. He's a guy who has to command the fastball. And he's going to have to throw night for if he's ninety one ninety two most of the time and he's not getting swings and misses. The fastball is not going to be there which is why everybody's like well he's bullpen guys. Bullpen guy and very well may be the case. We'll be talking about not that next winter. I think because that's probably win. That decision happens. But it's it's St Edmund. Es It's go nuts fella and go back to what you were doing and think fastball slider for the most part and just three can dominate. And they're going to be a really quick easy transition. He's got less less delivery issues by far then Edwin did that was Eddie as big thing. Legs and arms were everywhere else. Lanky and there were some arm slot inconsistencies. Just doesn't have that. I think the I'm not suggesting using guns going to have the year Diaz did last year really ever right. I was one of the better. You know. Years as a religious doesn't need due to succeed right. Never GonNa have that. You know everybody has never gonNA look like China. In this year. He was he was just as good as the as last year. And look at the step back. I saw him on a list the other day of guys that might be non tendered. It's crazy right. Rob Trade heartbeat. I can't remember what he's projected salary is but I don't care if it's ten million dollars I'm taking that guy a one year deal because he's probably gonNA bounce back. At least a little right I would take Edwin D. as in the same situation. If you said you can have Edwin D as but we need you to take ten million dollars in contracts. Do done. Because he's going to bounce back well it wasn't even really terrible. Well either no no. He was and he was expectations. And trying to live up to those. And all that. But it's I love talking about this stuff and I appreciate you me here because it's just so exciting to have so many guys to talk about half. I mean I remember when I first started. When did you launch prospect insider prospect insider launched an? Oh six it was oh six six. Oh seven because I remember the apartment I was living when I was start consuming it and I would read it every day and back then. There was a lot to read about literally five six years ago the mariners system got to a point. Where are I wouldn't even? I wouldn't even look at affiliate stats. There was no one to fall Iverson. Nobody will the guys they got in the system that we're worth following were rushed through the big leagues. Yeah yeah that was the the two thousand nine two thousand ten two thousand eleven two thousand twelve two thousand thirteen those draft classes. Yeah that was actually and SEGER occur and Paxton and Walker and Zeno and DJ Peterson and there were some scouting and draft mistakes in there but there were developed mistakes in there too where they couldn't help the players become what they will be just rushed him to the big leagues. Yeah there was a that was really dead period really amplified by the fact. There was no bulk behind them. Either at all I mean is we're talking about this. I'm thinking okay so yeah done can be your closer someday and I'm thinking about what other teams are doing and there aren't there's a handful of elite closers. You'RE NOT GONNA get one of those guys and so you go in a series as with a guy like Daniel Hudson who was a failed starter and and but has stuff and and then I'm thinking about our system and all the guys that are starters now but probably we don't project to be starters or at least not top rotation starters and there's so many more those guys now you know we can talk about guys like L. G.. Knew some pen Murphy. Talking Cardo Sanchez and guys like like that all day long because there's so many of a year or two we might be talking about the same. I know he's another favorite of yours. There's so many arms in the Sicily's throw him to get inside about Dear Cherry. Now please please put Ryan in men in the bullpen. You will he will be in the end. Make Matt Festival Star Star Equate Switch those two percent Matt Festa wherever you listen to the wrong play but one guy that killed actually feel bad saying that about math Festa so much. But it's I feel like going to manifest and saying you probably haven't heard this because you don't give a crap what I think you shouldn't but I've been saying this about you for a long time thoughts. It's I think he can start starting in college. You look he's got to change if he's got a he's got a pretty good slider fastball. Up to ninety three ninety four now that's just so ordinary out of the pen but Inman as a starter is ninety. Three Ninety Four. Just doesn't have the third pitch any money in the bullpen. Because I feel like the mariners have that kind of vision. You know there were guys that they took. WHO's the closer they took out of? Was the kid Outta eland that pitched with Kirby. Yes is this your and and they were working on him in the instructional league because the starter and like what they saw. There's another guy is. His name is escaping. But there there are guys that they That they were relievers and causing Collagen. They're making them starters and vice versa. They seem to have so much more vision now and be open minded about things like that right. I love to you get in what I was GONNA say was was in in a year we could be having the same conversation about Williamson in in The kid again. The kid from Campbell candidate for crying out loud. Yeah we could be having the same conversation about those two guys that were having on justice done right now and you give them a chance to start but you might wanNA throw throwing in the bullpen and the guy like I heard that a lot about Campbell and then I saw him pitching the college world series and I thought I want to give that kid every chance. Both of those guys are GonNa get chances and that's just that's how you do it You know you don't you. Don't pull the plug on somebody early. You'd rather wait a little too long. Give him a chance to start to finish the done. Sheffield part of this conversation. Though I think mcdon- spends more time in the bullpen. As as a mariner or even as big leader to be honest with you then he does in the rotation but in the opposite for Sheffield the reason is because I don't I don't think Sheffield has ninety five plus consistently. I don't think he has. No so he he away kind of turns into math. FESTA It's a little different. Because he's left handed so maybe can find some angles me really getting its lefties but Still GonNa have to be able to get right handers out on a regular basis and if you sit in ninety three doing that I'm just not sure you know that rule. Well it might actually be more worthwhile to continue to build him up as a starting pitcher but I hope he stays there. He's fun to watch his. I really I like him. I like him and I'm not. I'm not down on him a whole lot. Either you know. It's I'm a little for more word about done. As a starter I am about Sheffield in general but I think we're going to see a different justice Sheffield next year to We saw a different one last year. Things just fell. Apart from it Tacoma and when you execute pitches and the guys who fly ball and flies out of the Ballpark yeah you just throw your hands up. And that's what was happening to him and AAA so he goes to double and all of a sudden you know. He's a different guy. Granted when you make a mistake triple he's going to kill you. Anna W maybe not so the competition comes into play but you could watch those games on. MLB teaming go. Wow He's hitting spots like the catchers barely moving his glove and it's crazy so sheffield's got shot willing..
"kikuchi" Discussed on Baseball Things
"They think he's young enough. You could be part of this. Need do need to have some of those guys. If you look at that national team you know some of them were young guys that were drafted developed and came up so more required off the scrap heap somewhere acquired in in bigger moves. But you have to have this guy's like like Zimmerman to battle through some things very beginning and it's funny. You mentioned Zimmerman because I think Mitch Haniger is Ryan Zimmerman. That's what he is. I mean always talked about now. Like Ryan Zimmerman's Mr National. He's Never GonNa win an MVP. We thought maybe he would rely. Oh he was he was a guy that was finishing in the top. Ten before he got hurt I mean he was. You know it wasn't top part of that. It wasn't GonNa win it but that was him and I think that's mechanic or as a player. I also think the The intangible part of the two players are very you know there's some leadership there hinder stands you know what it takes to be a big leaguer. He understands what it takes to get to where he wasn't. He's only had two major league seasons plus it's the injury riddled season in two thousand nineteen but He went through. That took them a little longer to get to the big leagues and I think he knows what it's like the B.. He certainly knows what it's like to be struggling ogling young player trying to break through that certainly going to be important for some of these other matters to be around. Jared Kalmyk and Julio Rodriguez hanging out with Mitch Anger Yes please. That's a great formula so so the way I kind of look at it is you're right I'm with you. I don't know what's going to happen. I don't even know what I would prefer to happen to be honest with you. I think the one thing I don't WanNa see is I think I don't. I want to see him traded. Because I think they'd be selling low and I don't think a team's GonNa go now absolutely just by the the back injuries. That are we like the medicals and we're totally fine. I don't I don't think that's that's that's something I think outfielders right now. Almost a dime a dozen. I think that's why we didn't see a team jumped from Montana last off season. You know I was told only one team engaged. And then we're we're willing to give up MICS AROCCA forums. We'll see interested in totally understand by by that they're not gonna now and they're certainly not going to now so I really don't see the point at least let them mm reestablish health and production and then going to July and say you know we'll see what even then because of all the things we just laid out because we liked. Hi Kim so much for all those reasons if he goes out and has a monster first half like it'd be real easy then to say well now I really WanNa keep him. Yeah right because he is only twenty nine. He's cost control for two more years and they're going to have to pay some guys and he might be worth that unless unless someone calls walls and is offering a guy that you think can be a one or two. If if you if there's a club out there who has a the whoever the Mitch Haniger pitching is exactly the same contract situation. Similar experience aid is going to be different because Haniger so unique there that yeah yeah. That's the guy that I'm looking at it coal when he was Garrett Cole with the pirates yeah that type of guy we're meant well maybe a little more established but a guy that's his how Bush touched is the big leagues. We've seen the stuff. There's no question. He's going to be an elite pitcher but a team has knee Corbin. Had you know when Corbin was in Arizona and had a a couple of good years but didn't have an elite year. It wasn't a CY young guy or nothing but you could see it but you could see it and you saw a couple of seasons that that's Mechanica right now and if you could get it Corbin then for Mitch Anger. That's the deal you make. The problem is if you're resolved and that is you know. Make that deal. No and that's it's finding a match you it might be. It might be to be able to get that from Chandigarh. You might have to include something else. I mean you probably not getting that for Mitch Hannigan. If if if you're Kinda help it which totally makes sense of Jerry. Dipoto and staffer hell bent on getting pitching for Mitch. Haniger or they're just not interested in moving in right now now. We're totally support that you might have to add something else to it you know. L. Look around the Rosser someone else. You wanted to major rosters or something or a minor league farm system that we don't see as a potential cornerstone none of our top three or four guys. You know look. We're willing to talk about it. Because the mariners are going to need that pitcher more than they're going to need Mitch Haniger but you also can't miss with a mechanic or trade you trade Chandigarh. Sure and then it ended up being like the Chris Taylor deal or something and we already know that Madonna on his own isn't worth that guy because that's who they tried to get last year right right so but I think you're right and that kind of circles it goes all the way back around to where we started this conversation. which was the you know? The fruits of the rebuild and the depth that's in the system now and there is building a starting pitching depth in some really interesting starting pitching depth. And I think there's more on the way. I think you mentioned that the other day but I fully expect US tickets at college pitcher with six pick because we still need that what kind of ceiling and and an upside at that position. And so you know if you're successful enough in developing that kind of pitching than a year from Now if Haniger rebuilds his value and you can add one of those guys then. Maybe you can't find a match with a team that just doesn't WanNa pay a guy or the have other needs and And they really need about in the outfield feeling guy like that in the clubhouse and you throw in Brandon Williamson after. He has a dominating year in ball next year. Or somebody like that. WHO's a year or two away who they can see the front of the rotation starter started? You've got depth there now. Maybe that's that that's exactly how you get Patrick. Corbin with three years and controlled. Yeah exactly one more thing before we go First of all I was going to bring up Scott Service but I'm not going to do that. we just talked about Mitch Haniger and his his long-term fit. Where are you with with Kyle seager in terms of like you get a lot of the reason I'm bringing seger up is because everybody wants to trade trade kyle seager well not everybody? But there's a lot of a lot of tweets you know. Why didn't they trade CALC- or why and then I explained the contract situation was very very tough? And that's a simple answer is you can't yeah. And then the performance isn't matches can be really expensive for Seattle. They just doesn't make any sense So not about trading CALC- but where are you with in Kyle seager being a a necessary piece of the first one to two competitive seasons of this rebuild. I think one hundred percent he needs to be part of it. I wouldn't have said that six months ago but then I saw the adjustments and and I was worried lead after What we saw in two thousand eighteen that he was a guy that was just so in his head and so stubborn and a guy that tinkers too much and was was never going to be able to lock into a different approach and then he got hurt and we thought maybe we're not gonna see it at all and then he stunk for the first month became jealous but what we? I saw that we saw it from that point. To the end of the year we saw it sustained and we sought after the League adjusted to him. And and he's another guy like Haniger that you just you want that clubhouse and I think he's a I think Zimmerman Analogy Kinda applies to personality standpoint is work ethic and everything else and he's also a guy and I think this is important for the guys to see too. He wasn't a high draft pick in fact he was an afterthought he was dustin. ackley buddy yeah. That's a third round pick Eh. He was a second basement. Didn't have any power but he kinda hit line drives utility type guy. He was he was don. Won't right yes so but he was. Act Please Buddy. That point he was he was shed long. He was activity guy. That was never going to actually be able to play shortstop and nobody saw him as a third baseman every day right so and he made himself and it was like maybe second. Maybe let's play a little left. That's what we're thinking about shed long. Yeah there every day maybe the place him second. Maybe you can do there every day. Yeah but the utility thing even playing it makes it. That's what I thought was going to be hollering. Utility guy turned out to be an all start their basement. So you're right. Yeah he fought his way. You know it was kind of an underdog and it looks like he's fighting over one hundred million dollar player very very very interested in and we have no one else can play third base. It's true yeah we just talked about Martin earlier and he's four years away. He's Yeah I see him finishing the contractor. Now I really do. I mean it's possible you get into that last year the contract I'm he's still performing enough and he's not necessarily useful to you. At that point I could see them moving in July at that point and the final year of the deal were that that that option year that trade option ear thing becomes less of an obstacle. But they're still going to have to pay down and you're going to have to find a team that's like okay. Well he's hitting you sixty eight. He's GonNa hit thirty homers. That believes okay. Well he's going to be thirty five or thirty four but you know we're cool with that. Maybe you can do that. Maybe you can move them then. But you're right. I think he's GonNa. I ended up staying here and I think it's necessary. Just like Haniger and I think Marco Gonzalez action going to be that guy for that pitching staff. I mean he's not old but neither as Matangi the ause I believe still the youngest of those three certainly younger than cigarette. I think he's one or two years younger than hanger at this point but the the experience now has has the back to back full quality seasons for Marco Gonzales. He's going to be huge for justice. Sheffield injustice done and Logan Gilbert. When he comes comes up and he's such a cerebral guy too and that that term gets thrown around a lot but so is Kukuchi and it seems like and you noticed something else by the way a Kukuchi is a four pitch guy? Logan Gilbert is a four pitch guy. George Kirby is a four Pitch Guy Williamson Williamson is a four pitch guy and drawn a blank on the other cat Campbell Campbell Isaiah Campbell. Thank you the Arkansas Kid. Also four pitch guy not yeah. He's toyed around around with this fourth pitch. They literally use all four pitches. That's something we haven't seen in this organization even the first year or two with Jerry here. That wasn't anything that's a thing now and I think it came from. I think it came from the belief of the guys running all the pitching down in the maximum eaters and the people would i. I think that's where it came from. Initially getting Scott Hunter in there and he gets to watch a guy like Marco Gonzalez mix. and He's thinking if if I can get what if Marco Gonzalez could throw ninety four ninety four you know. He's Madison Bumgarner. I think that's where it came from. And I think it'd be Scott Scott Scott Hunters never been a at least. That's what I was Scott. Scott there's never been a guy who had watch a pitcher and go that guy's a.
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"It had more success early on but those those transitions in those those adjustments have to maker real and it's it's like when when you had his first half of the dodgers this is surely I wasn't that familiar with them as as a player and I had to look him up and I was shocked to seize thirty-three-year-old right yeah and he was he pitched well his first year in the states and it's been pretty consistent but he but then he really broke out and it just Kinda goes to show you that that that transitions tough and there's a lot there's a lot take in there maybe we won't maybe he isn't going to make those adjustments and maybe he isn't he's he's not going to finding consistency and he is going to be erotic he'll never be you know what we expect them to be I'd bet on them but I think we'll find out he seems to be a guy I love the stories about how he how how partnered up with with the guys in Cleveland with power and and how he just soaks all that stuff in wants to know of his own delivery ask questions does on research and we saw a willingness to adjust in that Toronto start was that the start where he kinda he kinda got rid of the the hesitation down a little bit we come back so I can and then it kinda faded in and out but you know those things are tough to do in the season that's a drastic mechanical change I think what what the plan is just I think the plan there either might have been at the time or might still be used hesitation a little bit just so it's tair hitters know that it's there but if you're having a little issue here maybe you just go you just go away from it and and if you cut it out it's a lot to think about but you you know now that he's through a season and the he's gone through some of that maybe it's you know becomes clockwork because you know think about what some of these Zach Rinky for example he used to be ninety ninety two to ninety six with you know curveball slider changeup and they were all average better pitches and then you know his velocity started to to fade a little bit late in his career early in his Arizona career and what did he start doing at that point throwing that slow curveball sixty six sixty eight miles an hour every once in a while and it just became part of what he does if you notice he gives away that pitch every single time every single time the problem is it's so slow that if the hitters guessing he's toes he's absolutely toast but he just made it part of his you know so if you're changing your delivery deliver you're trying to get use it takes a little while and and if that's what Kukuchi was doing what the hesitation because you're right I think to start it I think it was two or three starts we see it and then we saw it a couple of times but did not lie not as much because early on it was a lot lack all like with no runs on as it was all the time most memories of thing you know I mean it's tough to get over we all saw the tim tebow videos in the off season yes and is throwing motion but as soon as a bullet start flying there was that long delivery again so it reminds me of the mackey Sasser story feel the ball back to yeah and what was the the cat's name and major league to that also can throw the ball back to then I tried to forget major that was the only funny part about it was the catcher to throw the ball back to the pitcher so we had that issue for block Steve Zack's goes back to two St Blas Yay and with Kukuchi like the fun thing is when you just look at the Rostov the fastballs up to ninety five ninety six with some movement and we saw him throw more changes late you know that I'm not sure it's a true splitter but we know he has the slow curveball he can back a little bit and the sliders pretty good he learns to repeat that release point point which all starts with a consistent delivery and all of a sudden everything's different you know I mean you look at guys that think of what Cleveland Cleveland did with with Bieber for example he was never a top prospect not for one second was he a top prospect prospect and all of a sudden he's one of the best twenty pitchers in the American league like that's crazy so and not only the overnight right you know and it's it's about finding finding what works for you in finding what works for you and and knowing when to use it and sometimes it just takes time and takes the right voice you know hopefully Kukuchi is either his own voice or her marriage can help them out there and we're GONNA see America cookie we're we're we're going to see a better cook another another sign of uh another reason to be optimistic I would think is the job that remind me of the new pitching coaches name that you broke the story on the other day Woodworth p Woodworth so what he did with Sheffield in the adjustment estimate seal out he helped him to make in Arkansas in some ways a similar type pitcher short you don't pitch with plane at least not naturally yeah yeah and I'm excited to see what he can do with Kukuchi in off season stuff and and and he just doesn't have to go through all those transition I I think one of the most biggest positives ositive about Kukuchi we all obviously would like to have seen him pitch better more often but just the fact he made it through an entire major league season you can get dinged up and spending time on the injured list even way hit seemed like he was like maybe he's getting tired he was ninety one ninety two ninety three ninety four and the next time he comes out ninety three ninety four and it's like he's fine he he made it through a season you know and and wasn't there when they signed him weren't there even some whispers about you know they're they need to look at it there might be some elbow was there some consoles had shoulder problems in the past yeah we didn't we didn't see any of that and and they only did the short start yeah lake I thought they were going to do that to to keep them down I'm not sure if he talked him out of that they talk themselves out of that or maybe just doing it a couple times says the plan in the first place but it didn't seem like he needed it I don't think they would skip hip those things and and and deviated from that plan if they didn't feel like he was he was strong if they were risking injury in any way so I think those are all positives and and I think that there will be one of the biggest storylines in the spring for me is seeing now we performs another big thing this off season more things we'll let you go to this off season as in other than just the general idea that year two of the rebuild one is Mitch Haniger coming off the injuries it wasn't that good before the injury this year although I personally don't put a whole lot stock in that because the power was there and such a what he played seventy games or whatever the missed the rest but the tough spot it's it's an interesting spot for both Mitch Haniger and and the Seattle Mariners arbitration eligible for the first time he's twenty twenty nine years old you're not going to pay him a lot so there's no question of what we're going to Nintendo remember whatever right what do you clubs I see and Mitch Haniger what are the Mariners see and Mitch Haniger is an extension even part of the conversation now after twenty nine thousand there's just so many like unanswered questions that really could go in any direction with Mitch Haniger do you have an expectation for how that's going to be did you just think it's just GONNA be they're gonNA tend to pay more patrician and that's how we're going to start twenty twenty honey you kind of get the feeling that something else like a traitor and extension is going to happen it's funny I didn't think of when we were talking earlier about it when we had said everything went as well as it could have gone that's the one thing that didn't go that didn't go well and it's frustrating that it didn't and that there was the two injuries really the one was a freak accident and which I don't even want to mention and then and then the acting which we still don't know about I mean that can be a real thing could be it could be it could be a Ryan helium could be it could be a significant thing it's it's a shame that he didn't get through a full season because we would have so much more of a clear picture and and regardless of which side you fall whether you think they should trade him or keep him and honestly I don't I don't know where I stand on that I could go either way because I love what he is the ballplayer watching these postseason games and you see you just see these great moments in the highlights and you see the guys interacting in the clubhouse and and and I just love watching guys that are just ballplayers right he's that guy and I can see why the mariners I believe them when they say it that he embodies everything that they they want player in this in this program and they would love to see him they think he's young enough you could be part of this need do need to have some of those guys if you look at that national team you know some of them were young guys that were drafted developed and came up somewhere acquired off the scrap heap somewhere acquired in in bigger moves but you have to have this guy's like like Zimmerman to battle through some things very beginning and it's funny you mentioned Zimmerman because I think Mitch Haniger is Ryan Zimmerman that's what he is I mean always talked about now like Ryan Zimmerman's Mr National he's Never GonNa win an Mvp we thought maybe he would rely Oh he was he was a guy that was finishing in the top ten before he got hurt I mean he was you know it wasn't top part of that it wasn't GonNa win it but that was him and I think that's mechanic or as a player I also think the the intangible part of the two players are very you know there's some leadership there hinder stands you know what it takes to be a big leaguer he understands what it takes to get to where he wasn't he's only had two major league seasons plus it's the injury riddled season in two thousand nineteen but he went through that took them a little longer to get to the big leagues and I think he knows what it's like the B. He certainly knows what it's like to be struggling ogling young player trying to break through that certainly going to be important for some of these other mayors to be around Jared Kalmyk and Julio Rodriguez hanging out with Mitch Anger Yes please that's a great formula so so the way I kind of look at it is you're right I'm with you I don't know what's going to happen I don't even know what I would prefer to happen to be honest with you I think the one thing I don't WanNa see is I think I don't I want to see him traded because I think they'd be selling low and I don't think a team's GonNa go now absolutely just by the the back injuries that are we like the medicals and we're totally fine I don't I don't think that's that's that's something I think outfielders right now almost a dime a dozen I think that's why we didn't see a team jumped from Montana last off season you know I was told only one team engaged and then we're we're willing to give up mics AROCCA forums we'll see interested in totally understand by by that they're not gonna now and they're certainly not going to now so I really don't see the point at least let them mm reestablish health and production and then going to July and say you know we'll see what even then because of all the things we just laid out because we liked Mike Kim so much for all those reasons if he goes out and has a monster first half like it'd be real easy then to say well now I really WanNa keep him yeah right because he is only twenty nine he's cost control for two more years and they're going to have to pay some guys and he might be worth that in less unless someone calls halls and is offering a guy that you think can be a one or two if if you if there's a club out there who has a the whoever the Mitch Haniger pitching is exactly the same contract situation similar experience aid is going to be different because Haniger so unique there that yeah yeah that's the guy that I'm looking at it coal when he was Garrett Cole with the pirates.
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"Kind of stuck either a overpaying a little bit and when I say overpay I mean just outbid basically out bitter which probably is an ideal at this point we were trying to find the the one to two year deal on a guy that's not GonNa get tons of bids and doesn't have as many opportunities and that's why I keep landing on Thursdays podcast I ranked the top four targets and I had a walk number one the upside there I think the cost make sense days only twenty eight right and I think that's the kind of guy it might say let me go there for year reestablish health and performance and go out on the market next year and get five hundred million dollars that's that's the kind of guy that can do that now if you can get that same kind of deal on a good team he's going to do it but the Yankees are going to be looking for the Mike Walker's of the world the Yankees going to be looking for you and Wheeler and Cole whole got those contenders out there they're certainly not going to look to the walkers of the world I and I'm thinking about it from a flip situation you know Michael Walk is not GonNa help the Mayor's win in twenty twenty twenty but if he does is reestablish himself you're talking about a guy at the trade deadline that those other contenders are GonNa want yeah yeah and it's one of the reasons I'm so fascinated about about this off season because if things go well if things incrementally go as well in twenty twenty as they went and twenty nineteen from a development standpoint then then you could reasonably I wouldn't say expect but you can hope that in the twenty twenty twenty twenty one off season that things will good enough that it's attractive to free agent on its face but you're going to have to do some recruiting this offseason and and you know you hear your things now and I'm sure you have probably heard talk about him where the mariners have a growing improving reputation in baseball as a team especially when it comes to pitching that that are using the things that pitchers want at their disposal nowadays and they're getting the kind of feedback that they want and they handle pitchers in a way that's attractive to pitchers I and and you're GonNa have to do some convincing other than just you know and overpaying guys and that was the man that's how you end up with Robinson for ten years in two hundred fifty million us because you just say we'll give you more how's that and I you know we certainly don't want to be in that and I don't think this regime will do that unless it's on on a really really special player and the player added Robinson Cano to team that was already going to win ninety ninety five games that's a different conversation we're talking talking about an eighty ish win team that they had and then in eighty three issues that they added Nelson Cruz you know what I mean so yeah yeah so different story yeah I think ah you're right when you say that Jerry seems to have a plan every step of the way and they all seem to be on the same page which is fun and it's interesting you mentioned the pitching thing too because I think that's why they drafted George Kirby I think there were other players on the board that the consensus would have been Kirby right there but for the mariners it was is because that was the player they had the best chance to turn into a number one and number two starter because their best equipped to help a college pitcher so I took Logan Gilbert that's why they got just I'm done that's why they got Justice Sheffield that's where their skill is and it's kind of funny the new pitching coach is going to be a guy that's been developing players for years so and even before that because he was in college right so yeah it's a good point that's probably something I don't talk about enough is that the mariners have kind of started developing this reputation proofs in the development and maybe that actually helps them not just develop guys that you know maybe we're not thinking maybe a Waka does you know turn over that that old new new leaf and kind of get back to where he was and maybe added step but maybe the mayor's become a place like the astros were and still are wistrom where Don Cooper for had the white sox for pitchers go made actor no se somewhat valuable for a year right like Don Cooper should go the hall of fame for that alone he todd thanks to cutter and it made him a good pitcher like he had no breaking ball in the mayor's turning into one of those one of those clubs it's a really good we host station nationwide's yeah right though they're they're they're they're already moving in that direction certainly we still need to see that and and all it takes is one guy you know I mean we see it we've drawn the line between the seahawks walks in the mariners earlier in the show but you know the seahawks have become a destination where players love the culture so much they want to be here today and cloudy has said that over over and over again guys allow themselves to be exposed to waivers for a week or two so they can do some rostrum manipulation and they'll turn down bigger offers to stay with the organization because they love plan in their we don't know if they're there yet but they need to get to that point because there are always going to be some disadvantages to playing in Seattle it's travel it's where we're located it's it's it's not the biggest biggest market at some of those kinds of things especially at this phase of the rebuild we're going to have to find someone Kinda like an analogy would be a college football program is trying to turn things around you know at some point want you gotTa have a guy that's maybe a bigger recruit than you're used to getting and that guy has to sell other guys and Kinda and kind of opened the door a little bit you're yeah that's exactly what Chris Peterson did the first couple of really big four and five star recruits you get and all of a sudden people are like whoa wait a second and now it's just a big train that everybody's he's like well this is what we do right now and it doesn't always work for Jake heaps anyway you have to be able to you have to be able to coach now of course yeah that's a good way to look got it as a almost as a college program where you know you have to get guys going there that have relationships with other players or agents that have players you know you mentioned the in in joking fashion you mentioned the Kukuchi thing with Garrett Cole but that's absolutely real the Scott Boras do me a favor I'll do your favorite thing while it's not really a favor is very very real that's how he works I mean there's a lot of quid pro quo going around in the political world these days Scott Boris is Mr Quid pro quo I mean mean big time that that's really all does hey I want this guy to go to one of these places for these kinds of dollars and if this happens I can get you this guy because he's fifty fifty fifty Boris has kind of really interesting Kukuchi by the way might be a might be the the most telling project call it for the Mariners in twenty twenty if they can turn the Ross stuff and the athleticism and the pitch ability that he brings to the table into amid rotation starter like he was over in Japan he's a little better than that Japan that's GonNa tell me that the the pitching the coordination and the pitching coach coach and the instruction Labor they're able to give especially one like a Coochie who's he's a veteran more than anything he's not a twenty year old kid it's just like whatever you say I'm GonNa do it might I tell us all we need to know about the new pitching coach the organization as a whole and how they're going to do I mean they've seen them they built up his arm they didn't ask them to do too much but now it's time to kind of carve the things up and and get the pitching starting out on a regular basis of Kukuchi doing that that might tell us more than anything it's I'm glad you brought him up because you asked me earlier what would what do I think some of the keys are going to be in this thing and the next year to and he might be one of them like I it's you know you know what you're going to get in Marco Gonzalez I think what he is now is what he is going to be and really during a half wind guy hundred eighty two hundred innings he's not gonna go to gas camp and pickup four miles an hour on his fastball this off season he's going to be what he is and that's for where they dr now that's fine but Kuchis the guy went back because I was I was studying some of the Japanese guys that are going to be posted this year and I just in general Google search I found a year-old article on fan graphs about six guys what was little more than your 'cause it was before we signed Kukuchi and he was one of the six and they just absolutely raved about his approach and his Roscoff and so I think we all saw it you know we certainly saw it in Toronto in that start during my fantasy football draft in Cleveland to that made him yeah we'll have more noise ninety four ninety five it's just putting it together you know he wanna he reminds me one of those quarterbacks the young quarterback regency the arm and you can see that the the the way spins it and but he's just you know he's he's he's just not accurate with a little step behind in his reads and he could be such a difference maker when you talk about those young guys and how long it's GonNa take and they're gonNA need some innings limits if Kukuchi can take a huge step forward in in twenty twenty and give us a glimpse glimpse of what of potentially being a to type down twenty twenty one I think that's the upside of cookie is filled his nothing's changed for me on Kukudji I think this I mean this was a feeling out year for him for the club get communication down get habits down build his arm strength get them used to the five man rotation Asian kind of thing and I think all of that was accomplished I mean yeah you would of those things are real hitch I mean they're not excuses those things are real I mean some Japanese and Asian and Korean pitchers of come over and.
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"Typically were arguing about whether they're doing what they should be doing right now and and what path that the person that I'm talking to think that they should take to to get to where the seahawks are typically the anger really comes to the surface sits there they're mad mariner fans are mad because they have tasted success and they've seen the seahawks go from worst first and then maybe some of them remember two thousand in two thousand one or even ninety five where they taste I close got a taste of it but then they saw a parade and and then they see teams it's like the nationals teams like the royals a few years ago that that have been doormats forever learning all day rise up the Astros lose one hundred games five years in a row and now they're winning the games so it's I get it I get it I try to try to understand when I'm talking to one of those fans that that's their perspective I've been there I used to be a lot more emotional about my sports I think I'm a little more balanced now with logic and reason and patients I've become much more patient person in my old all days and that applies to my sports too and I've been I've wanted to rebuild for a long time a long time and actually you mentioned earlier but I went back wasn't sure I thought it was August of last year they start my podcast but it was July and so I just hit play I listened to the first two or three minutes and it was the first training I can't for the for the seahawks and the mariners were five games out of first place and a game and a half up on the as so if the playoffs it started they you were in a wildcard spot at that point so it was right before the collapse because I think we we we so what you're saying here is that right is that what you're you're saying because I'm sure would love somebody else to blame I'm surprised no one's picked up on ed thanks for pointing that out on a much more circulated podcasts than my own because when I was a kid I used to think that way I remember one time turning on my parents had one of those giant like it radios were furniture back then it was huge console and that's where I listened to the first game in mariners history with CEO again the mountain and I remember turn on the Radio One day and it was the mariners had eight nothing and it was late seventies early eighties when they were just battle they scored eight runs son's first of all but they're up eight nothing and then they immediately gave the lead away and I thought it was my fault like I thought I are you listening to yeah yeah so I the the famous game in Cleveland in God I was twelve run then we were in a ESPN zone and I watched it witter aways in his we walked into the sports bar so yeah I've played myself that I haven't thought about it until now but thanks for bringing we now return the favorites on blinds all star watching my mammy it didn't help out hung on for a couple of weeks and then there was that two-game set in San Diego in all kinds wait to act brutal yeah but but I remember like I think episode three was they need to tear it down and that means packs Indiana's and the whole thing and that was my question to you the decision to rebuild not just as soon as you because you already said you've been looking for that for a while and then I well I've been looking for them to do it properly early right for it to to actually do instead of kind of sort of pretend and then take a bunch of shortcuts yeah because that's what I'm preaching for I don't know birth seems like Ah I think that's the one thing that gets missed the most in this conversation and the rebuild part of the conversation we've been rebuilding no no they haven't been in doing that the Jackson was like Yeah Jack and they draft in as like Yeah Okay Year after Jack showed up the trade cliff Lee and they signed Sean figgins how is that a rebuild eld they were trying to take a short and get there quicker and it seems now so if you were on board for the rebuild and you were probably onboard for the timing of the rebuild to it sounds like and correct me if I'm wrong but because before that season two seasons before because Jerry came here in winter offseason fifteen sixteen was the first year that that he was here it didn't make sense to do it at that point because they had the contracts and you just weren't gonna be able to to turn it over and and take advantage and then it seems you you know you wait till Edmond Dias burst onto the scene and then boom you maximize the value of him and somehow also get rid of Roy just seems to a little bit of this this this is you know twenty twenty hindsight but gosh it seems like Jerry Dipoto pick the perfect time to actually do it let alone the execution of it but the timing of it seemed to be about as perfect as you can expect you do it the year before you don't get anything like that for years and you probably aren't able to trade Robinson Cano at all no and I think you touched on it there was some luck involved if you know if if Diaz hadn't been as good as he was because I think he was a key to this whole if you try to do this the year before and I believe in my heart hearts that Jerry Dipoto thought about it and talked about it with the staff and wrote some things on Whiteboards I think it was the plan when he first got award I think it was we're gonNA finest spot in the next three or four or five years here where we're going to be able to do some things and somebody's contracts tracks we have it just so happened in right some luck happen they're not just with Diaz that the Diaz thing and that Paxton had a relatively good and healthy season and and Ah Robinson knows former agent was hired as a gentleman that certainly doesn't hurt but it also coincided with Nelson Cruz his contract ending okay so it all kind of started the lineup and make perfect sense so while it was a little bit of luck there there's no question at the beginning of this dipoto was like let's make the here's my thought thought my plan let's make the best of this as long as we can we don't have a whole lot assets we're not gonNA be able to trade for Garrett Cole we're not gonNA be able to trade for Chris Archer we're not gonNA be able to go put us over the top over the top right we'll do the absolute best we can without mortgaging the future ticking off the fan base and then when it comes time will know and I think that's what happened in the second can half the two thousand eighteen season when they started a slide yeah I think you're right those conversations started okay here's probably what we're looking at this off season I'll take it one step further I think what we know now about Jerry dipoto how he thinks now operates because one thing I love about him he's very transparent he loves to talk about the process he loves talk about his thought process he doesn't give us everything obviously it gives us enough and I think when he took the job and took the job agreeing to try to compete ah immediately with the core that they had I think he knew it wasn't GonNa work and that there would be a time where he would get the opportunity to rebuild it properly he didn't know if that would be one year into the first the first thing the ownership says when they get a GM because remember when Jerry was hired standing taking over yet so he wasn't the he wasn't the king in the room at the time Winter Turner remember though had the the wheels were turning yes yeah so I believe it was the following August when Stanton his group officially took over and Ellison and era excuse me Lincoln and that group stepped away but when Jerry was hired it was more of a a larger group kind of an effort and here's what we're doing here in Lincoln's the first thing they say is we're not rebuilding oh they taught him in there with whiteboard and so he asked that secondary plant so to speak so yeah I think you're right I think jerry new I mean it doesn't take it doesn't take a genius to look at that roster and say they're not winning division here you might be able to sneak in and steal a wildcard right almost they almost did look good for a little while and they competed quote unquote a couple of those years I don't think seventeen turned out real well but sixteen eighteen was okay some things worked at the biggest thing about Jerry Dipoto for me excuse my language to guy's got balls because one of the big criticisms of bill and Jackson Brunswick from from the folks that I talk to are never admitted mistakes until after they were not the general manager of the Seattle Mariners but a general manager doesn't all the press conference ago Hey hey we made that Chris Taylor deal in yeah that was good we just wanted to share that's how it works a major league baseball any any business at when Jerry makes a mistake he admits that's it by moving on the quickly the player didn't work yeah move ought now eight Miley move on You know like why are we just going to try to force it so I can make myself look like we're trying to win games here that might be the thing I appreciate the most about Jerry Dipoto yeah and and I it's it's it's remarkable to look back now sixteen months well no no what am I talking about it's November yeah we're a year in November eighth that Zunino was traded I think last year so we're coming up on twelve months it's it's remarkable and it's not just because I'm drinking the kool-aid like it's by there are tangible tangible there's evidence there's a lot of in arguable evidence it is an absolute that it's going to ultimately turn out the way we we all want to turn out the way Jerry wanted to see the way the ownership wants to see it but there is inaugural evidence that so far what's happened is pretty much all positive it's for people that want to argue they made a mistake and they're not doing it right it's hard for them to stand on that podium and make that argument it's pretty easy to make the argument that things went well in fact I think you could make the argument that it went as well as it could like knock on wood here I don't know if this is real wood or not it might be something here at the data scribe offices but when you look at at the top that your top thirty prospects or even top fifty 'cause there's there's some interesting guys beyond that like really no major injuries stories no major setbacks nobody that was out of their element or very very few disappointing performance yeah very very few were I'd say at least a half dozen that we're in you know in my top twenty to start the year or at midseason that had seasons that went better than I thought they got promoted it quicker and they performed and they handle that I think that's huge and you're right there were times right only do a top twenty five to forty right and now I'm going to forty and and I'm going to stop at forty but it's really difficult for me to finalize like thirty five through forty because twenty guys belong in that conversation so you're right there's so much more depth it's just crazy I'm interested to see how maybe another time we can have the conversation about how the affiliates if they do end up knocking out a bunch of those affiliates how that might affect player development how organizations are built by it's huge right now for Seattle the have that that club in the DSL there are five potential potential future major leaguers that were on the club this summer two of them are obvious but there's an arms down there they really thinking that turned into something and we're going to see him in the states next year and if they don't want at at the beginning of the year correct me if I'm wrong but I recall reading a lot of things and maybe you even said it yourself that it was essentially morte and and that was it it was really some nice surprises is even down at that race which points toward development and and scouting's always a part of it but Martin was the only seven-figure signing and I think the next exclusivist signing bonus Martinez and figure signing bonus was five hundred and ten thousand I wanna say something along those lines and then everybody else was in the one hundred to four hundred range so it's just a bunch of guys who.
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"On baseball in. This town is yeah this is what they do because they don't care or they're they're just not good and they don't separate the Jerry Dipoto regime. The John Stanton resign from the previous gentleman. And how many times you tell them and point out to them. These are different owners SA- different general manager. Sanjay it's as spoiled. As as we are seok fans we are damaged as mariner fans and that damage runs deep and and and more often than not when when I'm engaged with someone in debater conversation and typically were arguing about whether they're doing what they should be doing right now and and what path that the person that I'm talking to think that they should take to to get to where the seahawks are. Typically the anger really comes to the surface sits there. They're mad. Mariner fans are mad because they have tasted success and they've seen the seahawks go from worst first and then maybe some of them remember two thousand in two thousand one or even ninety five where they taste. I close got a taste of it but then they saw a parade and and then they see teams. It's like the nationals teams. Like the royals a few years ago that that have been doormats forever learning all day rise up the Astros lose one hundred games five years in a row and now they're winning the Games. So it's I get it I get it. I try to try to understand when I'm talking to one of those fans that that's their perspective. I've been there. I used to be a lot more emotional about my sports. I think I'm a little more balanced now with logic and reason and patients. I've become much more patient person in my old all days And that applies to my sports too and I've been I've wanted to rebuild for a long time a long time and actually you mentioned earlier but I went back wasn't sure I thought it was August of last year. They start my podcast but it was July and so I just hit play. I listened to the first two or three minutes and it was the first training I can't for the for the seahawks and the mariners were five games out of first place and a game and a half up on the as so if the playoffs. It started they. You were in a wildcard spot at that point so it was right before the collapse because I think we we we. So what you're saying here is that right. Is that what you're you're saying because I'm sure would love somebody else to blame. I'm surprised no one's picked up on eight. Yeah thanks for pointing that out on a much more circulated podcasts than my own. Because when I was a kid I used to think that way I remember one time turning on my parents had one of those giant like it. Radios were furniture back. Then it was huge console. And that's where I listened to the first game in mariners history with CEO. Again the mountain. And I remember turn on the Radio One day and it was. The Mariners had eight nothing And it was late seventies early eighties when they were just battle. They scored eight runs son's first of all but they're up eight nothing and then they immediately gave the lead away and I thought it was my fault like I thought I. Are you listening to. Yeah Yeah so I The the famous game in Cleveland in God I was twelve run then we were in a ESPN zone and I watched it witter aways in his. We walked into the sports bar. So Yeah I've played myself that I haven't thought about it until now but thanks for bringing we now return the favorites on blinds all star watching my mammy. It didn't help out hung on for a couple of weeks. And then there was that two-game set in San Diego in all kinds. Wait to act brutal. Yeah but But I remember like I think episode three was they need to tear it down and that means packs Indiana's and the whole thing and that was my question to you The decision to rebuild. Not just as soon as you because you already said you've been looking for that for a while and then I well. I've been looking for them to do it properly. Early right for it to to actually do instead of kind of sort of pretend and then take a bunch of shortcuts. Yeah because that's what I'm preaching for. I don't know birth seems like Ah I think that's the one thing that gets missed. The most in this conversation and the rebuild part of the conversation we've been rebuilding. No No. They haven't been in doing that. The Jackson was like Yeah Jack and they draft in as like. Yeah Okay Year. After Jack showed up the trade cliff Lee. And they signed Sean. Figgins how is that a rebuild eld. They were trying to take a short and get there quicker and it seems now. So if you were on board for the rebuild and you were probably onboard for the timing of the rebuild to it. Sounds like and correct me if I'm wrong but because before that season two seasons before because Jerry came here in winter offseason fifteen sixteen was the first year that that he was here. It didn't make sense to do it at that point because they had the contracts and you just weren't gonNA be able to to turn it over and and take advantage and then it seems you you know you wait till Edmond. Dias burst onto the scene and then boom you maximize the value of him and somehow also get rid of. Roy just seems to a little bit of this this this is you know twenty twenty hindsight but gosh it seems like Jerry Dipoto pick the perfect time to actually do it let alone the execution of it but the timing of it seemed to be about as perfect as you can expect you do it the year before you don't get anything like that for years and you probably aren't able to trade Robinson Cano at all no and I think you touched on it. There was some luck involved if you know if if Diaz hadn't been as good as he was because I think he was a key to this whole if you try to do this the year before and I believe in my heart hearts that Jerry Dipoto thought about it and talked about it with the staff and wrote some things on whiteboards. I think it was the plan when he first got award. I think it was. We're GONNA finest spot in the next three or four or five years here where we're going to be able to do some things and somebody's contracts tracks. We have it just so happened in right. Some luck happen. They're not just with Diaz that the Diaz thing and that Paxton had a relatively good and healthy season and and Ah Robinson knows former agent was hired as a gentleman. That certainly doesn't hurt. But it also coincided with Nelson Cruz his contract ending. Okay so it all kind of started the lineup and make perfect sense so while it was a little bit of luck there. There's no question at the beginning of this dipoto was like let's make the. Here's my thought thought my plan. Let's make the best of this as long as we can. We don't have a whole lot assets we're not GONNA be able to trade for Garrett Cole. We're not GONNA be able to trade for Chris Archer. We're not GONNA be able to go put us over the top over the top right. We'll do the absolute best. We can without mortgaging the future. Ticking off the fan base and then when it comes time will know and I think that's what happened in the second can half the two thousand eighteen season when they started a slide. Yeah I think you're right. Those conversations started. Okay here's probably what we're looking at this off season. I'll take it one step further. I think what we know now about Jerry. Dipoto how he thinks now operates because one thing I love about him. He's very transparent. He loves to talk about the process. He loves talk about his thought process. He doesn't give us everything. Obviously it gives us enough and I think when he took the job and took the job agreeing to try to compete. Ah immediately with the core that they had. I think he knew it wasn't gonNA work. And that there would be a time where he would get the opportunity to rebuild it properly. He didn't know if that would be one year. into the first. The first thing the ownership says when they get a GM because remember when Jerry was hired standing taking over yet so he wasn't the he wasn't the king in the room at the time Winter Turner remember though had the the wheels were turning. Yes yeah so I believe it was the following August when Stanton his group officially took over and Ellison and era excuse me Lincoln and that group stepped away but when Jerry was hired it was more of a a larger group kind of an effort. And here's what we're doing here. In Lincoln's the first thing they say is we're not rebuilding. Oh they taught him in there with whiteboard and so he asked that secondary plant so to speak so yeah. I think you're right. I think Jerry new I mean it doesn't take it doesn't take a genius to look at that roster and say they're not winning division here you might be able to sneak in and steal a wildcard right. Almost they almost did look good for a little while and they competed quote unquote a couple of those years. I don't think seventeen turned out real well but sixteen eighteen was okay. Some things worked at the biggest thing about Jerry Dipoto for me. Excuse my language to guy's got balls because one of the big criticisms of bill and Jackson Brunswick from from the folks that I talk to are never admitted mistakes until after they were not the general manager of the Seattle Mariners. But a general manager doesn't all the press conference ago. Hey Hey we made that Chris Taylor deal in. Yeah that was good we just wanted to share. That's how it works a Major League baseball any any business at when Jerry makes a mistake. He admits that's it by moving on the quickly. The player didn't work. Yeah move ought now eight Miley. Move on You know like why are we just going to try to force it so I can make myself look like we're trying to win games here. That might be the thing I appreciate the most about Jerry Dipoto. Yeah and and I. It's it's it's remarkable to look back now. Sixteen months. Well no no what am I talking about. It's November yeah. We're a year in November eighth. That Zunino was traded. I think last year so we're coming up on twelve months. It's it's remarkable and it's not just because I'm drinking the kool-aid like it's by there are tangible tangible. There's evidence there's a lot of in arguable evidence. It is an absolute that it's going to ultimately turn out the way we we all want to turn out the way. Jerry wanted to see the way the ownership wants to see it but there is inaugural evidence that so far. What's happened is pretty much all positive? It's for people that want to argue. They made a mistake and they're not doing it right. It's hard for them to stand on that podium and make that argument it's pretty easy to make the argument that things went. Well in fact I think you could make the argument that it went as well as.
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The trade war between the US and China escalated, the Trump administration more than doubled tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of imports from China US and Chinese officials held talks yesterday. But so far, no dice. They will be back at it again today though, and with us to talk about that as Robert daily, he's a China scholar at the Wilson center here in Washington DC, and he served his US diplomat in Beijing. He's with us in studio. Thanks for being here. Mr. daily could we back? All right. So the big question was would we see a deal or no deal? The Trump administration has the tariffs which would make you think no deal. But no one has stormed away from the negotiating table. So where does this stand? No one who stormed away and the new tariffs will only go on a fact on good, sir, leaving China today. So there is still a little bit of time. This look serious, but we're not yet. Sure that it isn't just negotiation theater. Both sides would still like to have a deal. For domestic reasons if they can get it. But it appears that China didn't fact tripe who walked back some of the commitments that had made a written agreement of one hundred and fifty pages. So the Trump administration was responding to something real it's not just brinksmanship. Well, let's talk about the walk back because we'd seen vague reports that China was renaming on something it had agreed to but not a ton of detail. What exactly did China say we don't want to do? Well, there's a technical side to this. And there's something of a cultural side the tactical side is that China. Not unlike the Trump administration is trying to get the best possible deal too that it can't do as little as possible to please Trump. So it's not unusual that they would try to walk back some of their agreements at the last minute. But the real issue is that they had agreed to make some structural changes difficult structural changes to the Chinese economy. And this involves things like decreasing subsidies to state-owned enterprises, more guarantees of openness to American companies protections for intellectual property. They did not like having those promises committed to paper in this one hundred fifty page agreement those have to be made public, and it looks like a concession to the Chinese people. Okay. So they didn't want to go. As far as the Trump administration wanted them to go at least not in writing. They would have preferred a gentlemen's agreement. They keep speaking sincerity Lil her the vice premier who's here now has repeatedly said I am here. Sincerely, which means trust me. And one of the things that means is as gentlemen as leaders. Let's not put all of this in writing. We'll see where that goes in response to the Trump administration raising the tariffs the Chinese government said I just a couple of hours ago, I believe it will take quote necessary measures. We don't have anything in the way of detail on what those measures will be. I wonder do you have a guess on what they might be. Well, they are running out of American imports on which they can do tit for tat tariffs. So they can they can do higher percentage of tariffs on those imports from the United States. They can also go after individual American companies that are very profitable in China. But they can't do. Oh, so without major costs to China if they were to go after say an apple or General Motors or a Starbucks. It would undermine their claim that China is increasingly open for business and as a good place to invest, so they don't get a cost-free retaliation to this. Is there any sign that China might just concede? Put it in writing do what the Trump administration wants. Well, no there is no sign of that yet. They cannot do everything with Trump administration wants because as we've discussed before we are asking for structural changes that are at the core of the Chinese communist party's governance of China. So that no they cannot do that. And they're entering remember a very sensitive political season. You've got the thirtieth anniversary of the tenement massacre coming up they need to look strong, Xi Jinping puts himself forward as sort of the all knowing all powerful leader of China, and he has to seem to be defending the interests of the Chinese people. So what are the risks to the United States have continuing to raise tariffs? If it doesn't push China to make it. Deal. Well, all of these tariffs cost to the American people. President Trump repeatedly says that China is simply transferring money to American coffers, but there are numerous academic studies which indicate that these costs are being born by the American importers and increasingly by American consumers and China's going to be very careful when it retaliates to target consumers and sectors in the United States that are supportive of President Trump. They've already done this in targeting soybeans. They're very deft politically that's still continue to do. So they they are going to make him politically play price and American consumers will pay us. Well, so play that out a little bit the price of my ex might go up. What is X so X, for example? It's been estimated that costs of apparel and clothing for a family of four could go up by five hundred dollars. If we put a twenty five percent tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports as has been threatened. If we not only raise the tariffs on this two hundred billion to twenty five. Five percent. But then go for the remaining three hundred twenty five billion that haven't had tariffs on them yet that hits everything all food all apparel. And it also hits things like technology, and hardware, we're talking about real money for American consumers negotiations. Do continue today. What do you expect to happen in them? Well, I still think it's likely that we will get something that is called a deal by the end of June. I think is more likely than not because President Trump for political reasons would also like to get a good deal. The stock market is going to have a strong response today against this. It's going to go down he won't like that. And we're entering the political season in which he wants to -bility. So I think a deal is more likely than not. But it will only be a brief hiatus in this term contentious U S China relationship, and then we just go back to this. That's right. Robert daily is a China scholar at the Wilson center here in DC. Thank you so much. Thank you..
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"Illegal in the US and Canada, but the Canadian government calling the heroin crisis. A public health emergency gave special waivers for the Mobile's to operate. The US. Attorney is unwavering in his opposition to them a prepared to follow whatever decision is made in that case and apply to Washington. I'll have to look at it. Honestly, for example. I think they're hanging a lot of their. Defense on first amendment religious freedom city can't do that. But several members of the Seattle city council are determined to go forward the council having already set aside one point five million dollars to get a mobile up and running a day. That happens Moran says he'll take action if they stand up an injection site, if they have a mobile van out there, and it comes to my attention the direction we clear quick and consistent and stop it. And he's told Seattle city attorney in no uncertain words. I've told the city lawyer Pete Holmes don't go there. I meant it. I'm not someone who issues those statements cavalier lightly. And then Dan, I mean it now tomorrow in Seattle met Markevic, KOMO news ten ten times of chicken at the exterior sports desk. Major League Soccer today announcing tonight's match between Seattle and Colorado at Dick's sporting goods park in Colorado has been postponed due to inclement weather. So we will not see the debut of fifteen year old Danny Leiva who was signed to a contract yesterday. Dee Gordon and the Mariners getting back after it today in Kansas City after beating the Royal six three last night to extend. Their winning streak to four games and their season. Best record to eleven and two. They also have hit a home run in each of their thirteen games. As far a homerun tonight would tie. The major league record set by Cleveland of fourteen straight games to open the season set in two thousand two and the four game winning streak goes on the line tonight with Kikuchi on the mound for Seattle the masters par. Three contest today in advance round one tomorrow at Augusta. Rory mcilroy. The oddsmakers favored to win the green jacket, which exports attended forty path each hour on the home of the huskies. We'll update traffic and weather coming up President Trump says a complete shutdown of the US Mexico border. At least for the time being is off the table. But ABC's Jim Ryan in Texas says a historic surge arriving migrants is indirectly creating a bottleneck in trade between the two countries. Whether they're fleeing hardship in their own countries or seeking a better life in this one. The result is the same border patrol sector. Chief Rodolfo cash testified before the Senate homeland security committee on Tuesday that agents in the Rio Grande sector alone. Apprehended one hundred sixty five thousand. Undocumented immigrants in all of two thousand eighteen this year at this pace in my sector alone. We will have more than two hundred and sixty thousand branches by the end of the fiscal year. 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"Francisco and Kikuchi FM north highlands, Sacramento. It's eight PM. Welcome to world affairs. The weekly broadcast of the World Affairs Council. Democracy may not be threatened by a revolution or a military coup. But it is in danger. When there's an erosion of political norms of our commitment, for example, to a free and fair elections or a free press and independent judiciary. Where might these norms be weakening, and where might Atara -tarian ISM beyond the rise. Joining me to discuss this question is Daniel's. Glad he's a professor at Harvard University and co author of a new book how democracies die this broadcast is made possible each week by the generous support of Chevron VM, wear and the Draper Richards. Kaplan foundation. I wanted to sort of step back, and and look at the global context we've been told by by Stanford professor Larry diamond that democracy is retreating around the world at setting in the wrong direction by Frank Fukuyama. Who has said that g between the early nineteen seventy in the beginning of this century. There's extraordinary Grossart. There's some thirty five to one hundred and ten democracies. And and at the same time, we've looked at some broad trends. And I want to know how those trends may have affected the politics in various democracies. There's the information revolution. Decentralisation of authority. There's economic globalization, and that's the creation and concentration of wealth along educational lines. And finally, demographic trends and wanted to get a sense from you is to how those factors as as well as domestic local realities may have affected things in in European countries. Like Poland like, Hungary like on the edge Turkey, another NATO member. Yeah. I thanks for having me here. It's really great to be here. Coming from Boston where it's getting winter. It's nice to be in a sunny location. So yeah, very good question. I mean, in many ways, we think about the United States is because we're citizens of the United States, we focus on American politics. Very single-mindedly. But of course, everything that's happening. The United States is happening within a global context. And there's this view that after the collapse of communism the number democracies in the world expanded. And in the mid two thousands. We experienced a period of democratic recession. If you turn it turns out, if you look at the numbers a little bit more complicated than that. I mean, there was certainly an explosion in the number of new democracies around the world after the collapse of communism Africa. In central Europe and the former Soviet world. But really the beginning of the mid-2000s you had to kind of flat lining of the number of new democracy. So there wasn't really there was some new democracies that were breaking down some new democracy continue to come into existence, but the growth of this kind of explosive growth in the number of new democracies after the collapse communism has definitely slowed down in the last two years. There's actually been increased for the first time really two thousand sixteen two thousand fifteen to sixteen for the people who studied this, and they're all people who kind of code countries as democracy's not. There's there's beginning to be a recession in the number of democracy. And so the question is why is this happening? And on the one hand, I think part of this is driven by the natural sequence of things anytime if you look back there's been these moments of democratic expansion after one thousand nine hundred eighteen at the end of one more one after nineteen Forty-five. There's tends to be these periods of democratic growth, and then democratic recession and often there's a real exuberance for democracy and global pressures for democracy, but it turns out that kind of preconditions for democracy in a lot of countries aren't fully there. So if you're a rich country, you tend to be more democratic so high GDP per capita, and if you've had a lot of democratic experience as a country, the older, a democracy is the more likely democracy is survive. And so a lot of new democracies and a lot of poor democracies where things look very promising at one point they're beginning to look less promising. So that that's kind of the moment that we're living in and a lot of these big trends that you're talking about are certainly exacerbating. So what about the role of having a robust middle class and educated middle-class? I'm thinking of Germany because of course, it had experience with both democracy and dark so. Fascism. What is the role of a kind of an educated broad base middle class? So this goes along with with general wealthier countries have bigger middle classes more educated populations. All of these things are correlated with with the robustness of democracy, and historically these were the collective groups that pushed for political rights, the expansion of political rights, and so that's that's really crucial precondition. But again, what's? Sometimes think that you know, as for people as they get older the probability of dying at a certain point begins to increase democracies by contrast, as they get older, the probability of dying decreases as democracy all democracies, basically, you don't die. And so how these countries become all democracies, partly because of of wealth. Know robust, civil society robust middle class, and all of these things are certainly preconditions. But it's they're not guarantees democratic survival movie. Brazil today that recently just out of the presidential elections had vibrant growing economy growing middle class. And yet a lot of people voted for essentially an autocrat. Mexico. Yeah. Well, I think Mexico is less at less of there's certainly been increased polarization Mexican society for the breakdown of of the party of the established political parties, and so you've had kind of new populist parties. But it's in our book, we propose what we call a litmus test authoritarian litmus test where we try to identify characteristics of political leaders that once they're in before they come into office. Once once they're in power, they may act as a thorough Teheran's. And so the authoritarian litmus test includes things does the politician attacked the media does the politician. Reject the legitimacy of their political rivals. Does the politician reject the basic constitution? These these are the kind of key elements of as we developed this actually drawing on a great Spanish political. Scientists writing in the nineteen seventies one wins who proposed this as a way drawing on his studies of inter or Europe Latin America in the sixties and seventies. And so what's the benefit of this litmus test is that it allows us to identify potential authoritarian. So there you might not like somebody's policy. Somebody may be a populist on economic policy or or right-wing on economic policy, but they're committed to the basic rules of the game. And I think in the case of Mexico that we don't have enough door -tarian. Whereas in the case of Brazil, this is somebody who is clearly violated this authoritarian before we move onto others. I wanted to ask you to differentiate between liberal democracy and electoral democracy. Well, let me historically elections are certainly a necessary condition and today are necessary progression precondition of democracy, but elections aren't enough. We need to have when I think about democracy. I think about democracies you have elections for for the most important offices in the country. But you also have civil liberties and civil rights, and that's what I think is the heart of liberal democracies combining both elections as well as protections for minorities ideological minorities, ethnic minorities, political minorities through civil rights and civil liberties, and so that's a kind of a hard combination. We tend to think these things go together. But around the world, we increasingly see countries in which there are elections. But the second part of the package of democracy is not there. Yeah. Russia fall in that category. Yeah. I would say Russia's not even illiberal democracy an outright authoritarian system. But I think some examples of countries that are illiberal democracies Hungary today where you have elections. There's not much election fraud actually turns out, but there's increasing decreasing that you have a kind of tilting of the playing field. So it makes it harder and harder me to win elections. Turkey is another country. That's would argue a little BULLDOGS we continue to have elections elections or the only game in town, basically every country has elections. But are these other elements of what counts as democracy there? In many of these countries that are not talking a little bit about the role of identity and culture in this. A couple of things one is that we're finding in our own country that people increasingly define themselves by their political affiliation. I'm a democrat or Republican. I i'm. A woman. Can't I'm an American third. Ronan unusual, prioritization, which makes it pretty hard to talk to one another and listen to one another and view one another as as legitimate, or at least one of us. Are you seeing that elsewhere is particularly pronounced here today? So one of the key points in our book. And I think this is the supplies of around the world is that one of the preconditions of democratic breakdowns or one of the things you see before democracies breakdown as extreme polarization extreme party polarization. So whether we're talking about the nineteen twenties and thirties in Italy. Germany, the nineteen sixties and seventies in Latin America and Chile. Nineteen Seventy-three you have extreme polarization and some polarization disagreement on parties is absolutely a precondition for democracy. You need to have people disagree with each other. What extreme polarization this different kinds of polarization where one begins to view ones rivals not simply as rivals. But as enemies, existential threats, and you become so fearful of one's rivals that you'll do anything to keep them out of power to get them out of our, you know, whether it's a military coup election fraud cheating. But if you think your rivals really an enemy, it kind of makes sense to use those sorts of measures. So when politics reaches that level, it's it's really hard to get out of this. And this this is what I think of as extreme polarization and certainly a very dangerous phenomena where there's actually a recent study by political scientist at Yale where he does the surveys of. I did this study in Venezuela. But now has done this the United States where if you. Essentially asking a highly polarized setting. If you showed us responded survey respondents that the person on their side is violating democratic rules will still vote for their person over the person of the other political party and people are increasingly willing on both sides of the aisle of the United States to look over violations on their own side because they identify with the party another kind of incredible statistic. So there was a survey done in the early sixties asking Americans. How would you would you be upset if your child married somebody of the other political party and five percent of Americans roughly five percent on both sides said that they would be upset about this today that number's fifty percent. So, you know, this is a kind of deep level of animosity. And it's in one one doesn't regard ones rivals as just rivals that you maybe dislike disagree with. But think I have a fundamental right to exist and compete, then it's hard to sustain a democracy. You even feel that in Washington DC where wherever you live your next door. Neighbor works for the guy or the woman who beat your guy your boss. And you know, that you share evaluate you share a commitment to country, you share a commitment to public service and the rest is about tactics and the other side's tactics legitimate the wrong, but they're legitimate. Even in a town like that where where one is forced to bump up against the other party who are in fact rivals and even there you're seeing folks not talk to each other and not going to cocktail parties together like exhibiting that part of what makes us robusta civil society as civil society is that we do interact night, we do solve problems together. Whether it be in your city block or or writer neighborhood or city. Are you seeing as part of the solution to this problem here? The kind of new localism we're hearing about in which individuals are running for local office. But they're also forming groups that take on local problems. I think there is some hope in that. In general were extremely polarizing I don't think we've become any less polarize over the last several years. So it's nice to try to find some silver linings and things, but it is true that there are lots of groups developing now where people are very self constantly trying to reach out to.
"kikuchi" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Him Joe McConnell for Kikuchi brought to you on cake you by compassion international at six forty three. I'm Dave Freeman. Good morning time now for your Friday morning perspective, like many men, Larry gin Lee thought he deserved extra credit for assuming many parental and household chores. His wife had other ideas. I always thought that I was in. Enlighten example of the male species. I cook shop vac changed. My children's diapers and take care of them when they were babies I believed in gender equality when I'd venture out with my baby daughter her head poking out of a wrap my mail. Steam would get a boost I would frequently get warm smiles and positive comments from women. You're such a wonderful father. They say at my dog to the scenario and Oz. Multiply that. I get lavished with positive attention. Little did it occur to me that I was held to a low standard to merit such praise. That is until my wife indignantly pointed out that there was an unfair double standard for women. This is what every mother and woman does every day with little fanfare acknowledgement. What did I do that was so special? Why did I deserve praise or extra credit? There's actually a name for this. Call the pedal store effect. I also enacted my unconscious privilege on the whole front. Right. Expect recognition and praise. My my wife acting as if I were going out of my way to do her such a big favor one night help kids with their homework coca meal or vacuum. Then acted when I didn't get I used to say half jokingly. I'm better than most. Right. She reminded me that she never expect credit. Why should I deny Tiffany to those accustomed to a position of privilege and choice? Fairness is experienced as oppression. Now, I'm retired. So I do a lot more of the home tasks and errands, but I've learned not to expect any special knowledge with ironically, the shift has made me much more pressure. My wife at how much she does. I've learned that this is partnership to all my responsibility, I serve occasional lapses into expecting to hear that I'm exceptional for being just a guy. But now, I mostly do my share without any sense of entitlement or fanfare, it took me a while. But I finally think I get it with a perspective. I'm Larry gin Lee. Larry gin Lee is a psychotherapist and father of two and.
"kikuchi" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"He went to from three quarters to more overhand. He barely pitched his first year. He had some pain in his shoulder that first year, and it was sort of like every year that was like what's wrong with USA Kikuchi? And then the the the big thing happened in his third year his manager bold amount. After a game for saying, you know, this isn't kindergarten because he'd gone to the mound with a twinge in his shoulder. Right hurt in high school and can come out of the game early. And he missed the most of the rest of the season, and from there, he became, you know, he he was heard of this poster child of the immature professional who never grows up and never goes anywhere. And from there, he just completely changed any became every got better veteran better and the last couple of years, he's been Japan's I guess dominant strike thrower. He just he he throws his fastball in the strike zone. He's got great command. Command less commanded more location. He locates fastball and a slider. Really, really, really. Well, he dominates at bats. He gets throws it in zone. And then when he wants to get people to chase throws it out zone on the chase. It's it's really a it's like a saber attrition sort of fantasy. I know when Kantha my came over and signed with the dodgers enough people indicated that his his medicals were were so bad that he was signed to a low base salary contract with a lot of incentives, and now we've seen you say Kuchis contract now with Mariners. It's an interesting structure, but it's not structured quite like, my it has but one of the big questions for the past couple years with Kikuchi was regarding the health of his shoulder. So given that he has pretty good location. He's got a good fastball has got a good slider. Seems like maybe the big question is going to be whether he can pitch one hundred fifty to one hundred eighty innings season. So do you have any sort of update or current evaluation of of the health of USA Kikuchi? Left shoulder. Don't he hasn't had any. Well, let's see I guess this. Last year was shoulder stiffness. I don't know if they pick a pick a description all the out of the book every year, you know, this year, it's this and this year, it's that it wasn't long. He wasn't out long. They called it fatigue. I I know this year he was going through a lot of iterations on his form, you know, how he had had been flagged for illegal pitches. The for some reason the empire's didn't like the way he changed that that front leg pump that they do in Japan. And he was trying to do that. I know he was working with pitch insults to modify his pitches. And he was doing watts of different things this year, almost as I don't wanna say N P was an afterthought. But it seems like it his primary goal going into the season was to go to MLB in twenty nineteen. But as far as health goes, I haven't heard anything of what you know, other than what Scott Boris..