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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 414: Offseason Moves and What Comes Next

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 414: Offseason Moves and What Comes Next

"The three golden state concepts baseball podcasts. Cover everything majorly from sprint trees. The world series. Got your favorite club. Cover from new york to boston to la. Vix is the golden state media concepts podcast Welcome back to the gmc baseball podcast. Gmc podcast network. I'm your host column manley. Glad to be talking to you about some more major league baseball in what has been the craziest offseason at least of my life for sure. I know that there is so much that has been going on. Lots to talk about. Lot has happened since the last time. We've made an episode. It's kind of crazy. We've had some trades we've had some actual moves things have been happening and we need to discuss it all so we are going to make sure that we cover our news and notes. We need to be doing that. Get you caught up and everything around the league. We need to be talking about the rumor mill because with all of recent moves. That have been happening. A lot of things potentially going to be changing. I wanna take some time to talk about tommy lasorda. A baseball great. That we have recently lost and i really wanna talk about the next moves. What are the next things that potentially could be happening. But we're going to start things off with our news and noise talking about everything that's happened around the league and we actually have some news that has recently. Just come in right. Before recording as free agent outfielder kyle schwarzer has decided to play elsewhere. I shouldn't say decided. It was cut by the cubs earlier in the offseason has agreed to a deal with the washington. Nationals it's looking like it's going to be a one year deal that is worth about ten million way back on december third when she was non tendered it looked like it was the start of the rebuild for the cubs. And since that has happened he has decided the nationals are going to be the place where he's going to call his new home now. A tough season for schwarzer last year with the cubs with other people for sure but definitely not up to his standards in two thousand twenty bad one. Eighty eight with eleven home runs and twenty. Four rb is so we know that power is there that potential is there the year before and twenty nineteen was one of his best seasons. As he batted two fifty with thirty eight home runs and ninety two rb is. This is just another name another player that the nationals are ultimately adding to the middle of their lineup. It's a power bat now. Schwarzer is not the greatest defensive outfielder thrown out there. That's no surprise to anyone involved. But if he's at the top of his game offensive. Potential is going to help this team. And it's it's starting to look like i'm enjoying the nationals. Are doing so. This is a couple moves in the sense where they're trying to put things around trai turner one soto. As they've acquired josh bell bellamy a trade and now schwarzer. There's potential here and at the peak of kyle shorebridge game. We remember him and five games as a designated hitter for the cubs in the two thousand sixteen world series where he was a big part of the cubs winning the world series against the cleveland indians. So i'm sure the nationals are hoping that they can get something out of this and the discussion is also not ultimately dead. It's not over. it's not done. It could still happen. We don't think it's likely but we could be surprised here. So i like this low risk move for the nationals. It's one year. It's another one of those short deals we're going to be seeing short deals all over the place so this makes a lot of sense. No surprise there now. This is not necessarily overly new news but since our last show that we recorded personally had the chance to talk about it. S francisco lindor has officially been traded sending over to the new york mets. The indians are going to give lender and carlos carrasco while the indians are receiving pretty much. Nothing i hate to say it. It's not much some young infielders along with outfielder. Isaiah green right handed pitcher josh wolff. The mets only give up their number ten prospect. I do wanna talk about this more because this is on the flipside. Let's look at both sides of this. one side. the mets. I really feel like he walked away with a steel here. And just from what. We've seen with the mets in this offseason. This is just telling me. Cohen most likely is going to be giving him an extension signing him has no concerns. This is his big ticket item that he wanted on this team. That we've been hearing about an extension is going to happen. This is just like the mookie. Betts situation crass go is a nice name to be throwing behind degrom stroman whenever syndergaard comes back then across that is getting to be a pretty solid starting pitching rotation now. Losing him doesn't hurt the much because they have a lot of starting pitching but the indians return. It's it's young players that we don't know what they're going to be and they knew they weren't going to be able to keep lender the writing has been on the wall for a long time so they weren't going to be able to give him the contract extension he was wanting and so they held out held out now. They're at the point where it's just like well. If we're gonna wanna get anything back. We need to trade him before this season and the return is just ugly i. I'm disappointed disappointed. And i don't know what more was out there for the indians. I don't know if there is any better deals. But ultimately the indians shed a little of money and they get out from lender. They're going to move forward with this. It's just it feels a little empty from the indian side. I don't absolutely love what they did. But i think they were also in a position where they didn't have much choice. So i think the next discussions going to be. When does this extension happened out. The mets have a lot to get done because they're actually a little pressure now on their side after the straight is made because linda you're eligible to be a free agent after this next season and he's going to be a big ticket item now. The one thing that helps the mets a lot of shortstops are available in this next free agency period but door is towards the top of the names. He is a top player in this league. Especially at the shortstop position has one of the highest wars at shortstop for the last few recent years combine. How are you going to get this done. I think it's the first thing he walks to the door. Hey francisco happened to have here let. Let's start talking about how we can keep you here and that ultimately is going to be the next step. I think it's gonna get done. I don't think you'll be any surprise to this. Like i said it's going to be very similar to the situation with mukhi bets. I just. I don't think it's going to be very different. So unfortunate to say we also got to talk about some moves. That unfortunately did not happen. Tomoyuki sugano the right hander. Who was a high. I want to popular name. I wanna see quite high price name because prices have necessarily been up there for a lot of free agents so far but he was a popular name because behind trevor bauer. The starting pitcher market was thin and so coming over for the nippon professional baseball league. I'm sure that sugano was very excited about the potential to pitch in the major leagues. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like any team was willing to offer the contract that he was ultimately looking for right. Hander turned thirty one years old on the other side of thirty. That's scary for some teams. I understand that but he was fourteen to two with a one point. Nine seventy ra. Three shutouts and twenty games last year looking to be equality pitcher heard connections to many many many teams. We even heard about some recruiting pitches happening from toronto. We knew there was interest but ultimately before his signing deadline adeel was not able to be completed so therefore segawa is going to be heading back to the nippon professional baseball league most likely. And maybe maybe we'll get the opportunity to try this all again next year. I look at this. As a very missed opportunity for many teams he was gonna be a quality starting pitcher for some i. Just i look at some squads and i think you really had an opportunity to get an unknown we we may be in a situation where sigala was maybe asking for too much money. The years the total it might have been a little rich for a lot of teams but i actually am genuinely surprised that this deducted done. He seemed like someone that was going to be a guarantee and was potentially the second best pitcher on the market and those no just usually walk away all that quickly so we might have some more information come out in the future but as of right now very interesting very interesting to see now free agent signings one that happened when the did not a trade but also there were other some lower level traits. That happen as the new york. Yankees get greg allen from the san diego padres for lefty james reeves allen. Who's a switch hitting outfielder. James lefthanded reliever most of the time. Twenty-seven-year-old alan bed at two thirty nine with eight homers fifty seven. Rbi's and five hundred fifty seven at bats in two hundred twenty one games over four seasons with the indians and one season with the padres. He batted one fifty. Four with one homer is in twenty six at bats over last season only played sixteen games was ultimately designated for assignment on december thirty first. He's a san diego native. Not quite eligible for salary arbitration. So this is just a well. The yankees are seeing what they have here. Maybe they think there's a little potential from his mostly cleveland years reeves twenty seven years old. He is twenty seven with a two point. Three era in twelve starts and one hundred. Twenty five relief appearances. We said mainly relief guy. But that's over five. Minor league seasons did not get any games last year. When the minor league seasons were cancelled the coronavirus pandemic. we didn't get to see him pitch at all so this is literally just a hey. This guy isn't gonna really play for us. Hey this guy. We don't know what we have. Let's just flip them and see if we can revive something or make something happen here. A trade trade people we. I'm excited to see any possible transactions happen. Hey that's a big one. That's a big one. That i can ultimately get behind but if there's one story that is ultimately caught my attention. It has to happen with the former los angeles angels clubhouse attended as we have some names coming up for some guys that are potentially doctoring. The ball now. If you're someone who's been around quite a bit this is nothing new. But it seems like brian. Hearkens has submitted some evidence that garrett cole along with other pitchers were using a special substance that he was creating for doctoring in baseball when they pitch the messages from january seventeenth of twenty nineteen so ultimately pretty recent it reads. Hey bubba it's garrett cole. I was wondering if you could help me out with a sticky situation and they had a winky face emoji this is just kinda cringe awkward to read but it is what it is. We don't see you until may but we have some road games in april that are in cold. Whether places the stuff i had last year seizes up when it gets cold so it ultimately is gonna come down to whatever is in this situation. Harkins was fired because of some connections with some questionable things and this happened last march he was with the angels for nearly four decades new organization informed by major league baseball that he was providing pitchers with an illegal blend of rosen and pine tar rosin sorry and pine tar and they were violating a rule but it ultimately seems like hearkens being a little upset with what happened is not going down without a fight as he is identified. Many names now. This text message was from garrett cole but hearkens is also named justin verlander jackson max scherzer felix hernandez corey kluber job a job a chamberlain adam wainwright in tyler chat would among some other pitchers who had previously asked for his special blend. That was being used. It's something that we'll see where it goes and the thing is hearkens seems very very upset. Which hey when you're the guy that's blamed for everything that happened and there's more people involved i understand. He doesn't want to go down. He's named several current players even for the angels that are still using his stuff so this could end up being a bigger situation now. It's obviously not on the level of the steroids and pd's but if this is pitchers trying to find an advantage an unfair advantage that actually is illegal when it comes to baseball standards. It's something that could be. Looked into an lead to some suspensions fine. Whatever so it's something more that we're going to keep our eye on moving forward. I don't know necessarily if it's going to be major stuff for a of these people in might just slap on the wrist right away but they'll be under a microscope. It's just not on the level with some of the scandals we've seen recently even with the astros and the stealing signs using technology. It's not that higher up. I feel like i could ultimately be wrong with how this happens. But it's something that we need more information more needs to happen. We'll see where this goes but interesting nonetheless. That's for sure so it's to be that's going to be all for our news annoys around the league. Get you caught up on all thirty teams in some of the major news that we have. We're going to take a quick break when we come back. We're going to talk about the rumor mill. What is happening lindores has been traded. What are the next steps for some of our teams in major league baseball here on the gmc baseball podcast. This is your ultimate stopper. Everything sports the golden state media concepts or podcast. Should i say more from the nfl. Mlb the nba mma. All in here. Golden state media concepts sports podcast. Listen all the news around baseball right now. Has to be dealing a lot with francisco. Actually being on the mood so with lindores being moved our attention is going to shift to a lot of different players for sure. The first one that obviously comes to mind for me is going to be trevor story. And we're gonna talk about him for sure we're gonna we're gonna make sure we break that down but there are going to be other names that are involved as well so i want to keep everybody up to date on latest. Free agent in trade rumors and linder was a target for quite a few teams. That's something that i find very interesting. And one of those teams. That i thought was very realistic and could happen. Was the toronto blue jays. Well now that the blue jays are out on land door whereas their attention gonna go so far. The biggest move they've made is resigning bobby. Bray which was a good contract. one year. Eight million no big deal but since they are the runner up and they missed out. What's the next move. Well it looks like the blue jays mostly are being connected to george springer. His reported asking price is one hundred. Seventy five million that might be too steep for the blue jays that might be too steep for a lot of teams but with what we saw in that trade market and trade value. There's a chance at some of these asking prices could come down a little bit and springer would be a good fit. I liked it. But i also like the idea of the blue jays trying to help out make their infield a little stronger with the signing of dj lemay hugh. I would like to see people get aggressive with that. Now with lindores. Going to the mets. I do have to bring up. It's a weird construct. Alright mets and yankees. You're trying to share that town of new york. This is a big splash move. This is the mets making some noise. They are the team. That's making noise. If any this offseason does this lead to the yankees making a little bit of a counter. Move to be like we are still the team of new york. Maybe up their offer to digi lemay you but at the same time if dj lemay who gets stolen away from the yankees. That could be an interesting that i imagined. They don't want to see happen. And it seems like the yanks have made very clear top priority. We want lemay hugh back so with all of this happening. We don't know what the blue jays are gonna get so. I think it's time for toronto to start looking into trevor story. Now this would not be the first time the the blue jays made a big move for a shortstop on colorado member troy lewinsky right before they made a big playoff run. That was a fun. Toronto team but like door stories of free agent at the end of the year. Colorado was not very good last year. They had a strong start but they fell off. Big time dodgers. Very good padres made their team better. It's pretty likely to say the giants are better than the da the rockies right now it's time to sell and i know that the iraqis are going to be looking at a few guys blackman air. Nado they're going to move some of the bigger contracts for sure and try to see if they can keep story but story is going to be the guy that's going to be a little more valuable just because of the fact that he's younger his contract is inset yet. No real guarantee what it's gonna be and just from what we saw the price for lenore. It's not much not much sorry. Colorado you guys are probably still a little upset for the fact that you lost me hewitt. He turned out to be that good. But you can't get caught up on that one move. You need to move on. Need to try to rebuild. It's unfortunate that the asking prices for some of these guys are down but you're not competing in the west this year anyways. So see what you can get for a return. Tried to get the best return possible. And you're gonna most likely have to be moving on from trevor story moving on to some other teams around the american league. The houston astros. We haven't heard a lot of noise around them which is interesting. Considering their whole outfield could look different next year. But our first real news is that the astros are starting to be aggressive when it comes to relievers and they are considered to be one of the most aggressive teams in this situation. Now houston lost. Roberto xenia brad. Peacock and chris key to free agency their bullpen. Wasn't that great last year. It was okay but not great missing out on some other players. It seems like the astros are a team that is starting to zero in on the players like liam hendriks. Brad hand alex colom. They are trying to add a solid reliever to the back into their bullpen. And it would be a good idea to make their bullpen. A little bit stronger because let's look at what their starting rotation is you have. Zac ranking getting older. All right let's let's not fight the fact he's getting older so he's not going to be going deep into games. As in the past a lot of your other. Starting pitchers this year are going to be younger. So yes they might be young. It'd be able to go deep into games if things are going well but you might also have some hiccups and ups and downs with that team. Justin verlander also is not going to be a part of the team this year so strengthening your bullpen. Be a good move to help your whole pitching department this year. So i like the idea of the astros diving into this. We'll see if anything actually comes from it but this is a report that the astros are now deciding. We want to be more aggressive in this sense. Moving back to well. Hey the indians moved couple players out of the al central. Is it time for another ale. Central team to take another stab. The white sox being one of the teams that are starting to be connected to trevor bauer and this is a move in the sense that i would believe the twins and the white sox think all right. The indians are not this. They are not contenders in the central this year. It's down to us to. What can we do to make sure that we are the stronger team going in now. The white sox have been great so far. This offseason upgrading. Their team they need to figure out who's gonna be there closer but also another starter. Wouldn't hurt them. We also need to figure out what they're going to be. But that might be a rotating door with guys that they already have on the field playing a lot of depth all over the place the twins they need to figure out some starting pitching as well but they also need to figure out nelson cruz going to be back. There are some ties connections to believing that trevor bauer. His agent was implying that the white sox are now in a position to make a big move. You have to be careful with everything that's happening with. Trevor bauer. he's hyped up the mets. He's hyped up the padres. He typed up now white sox. He's just making it known that a lot of teams he will consider you. I imagine this is the keep conversations on going but it is something to bring up as one team falls out of the race in the american league central. Yes you could stand pat and say that's good enough but also it's not a bad idea to get a little more aggressive and think about. Hey do we have the potential to maybe even get another player in being a better spot something to watch with the white sox yada your molina has been a guy that's been on the free agent market for wild and we've heard some connections to a lot of teams and we've set it on here before it would be very difficult to picture yacht molina and a uniform other than the st louis cardinals. But that doesn't mean it can't happen but indications as of recent seemed to be looking that yati are staying with. The cardinals is an quote unquote in evitable status. This is coming from cardinals. Beat writer derek. Gould speculates that the idea. Molina re-signing with the cardinals is approaching. This territory. where it's just inevitable. It's going to happen. He knows though that there still is an opportunity for a lot of other clubs to come in and try to steal molina over. Catcher is valuable position. There are still some teams that are contenders that would love to have a guy like molina ultimately going to come down to. I think the total amount of years you would offer. I don't think the dollar amount is going to be any surprise or anything. Hard for teams to swallow is just. Do we really want to give you multiple years when you are getting up there in age at a position that let's be real once you hit that wall. You hit that wall pretty hard. So we'll see what happens with that goal also said you know the cardinals still have the trump card that he wants to years in wants to return to the cardinals and those stances haven't changed from what i can tell talking to. People so is a mystery team to come in and offer thirty year. Most likely not going to happen most likely not now. Gold also went on to talk about adam wainwright resigning with the cardinals. He believes that want to be less clear. And he notes that there's other teams. They're keeping the door open for a possible return but with colton long. Also there option was declined for twenty twenty. We know there's going to be a lot that still needs to happen for the cardinals. That's another team that just staying very quiet very quiet but there's still a lot of things that could happen there. I want to go back and talk about those mets for just one more second. I have to do this. The mets i give them credit new owners and he walks in the door and he talks about this team and he says we're going to be aggressive. We're gonna make moves. We're going to compete sooner than later. All right that's cool to say that will wait for the moves. It actually make it happen. Then he goes out and gets james mccann one of my favorite under the radar players. He's going to be a solid catcher. He's fill in that gap for them. We heard about real mutual lot but mccann he's gonna cost less and i like the idea of it. They go out and get a good reliever. Trevor me solid solid signing and then they swing this move for francis cool. Indoor and carlos carrasco adding a superstar and adding starting pitching depth. All right. i'm buying in a little bit more on the mets but it seems like mlb networks insider. John heyman is reporting that the team is not done which seems unbelievable. Think about these are a lot of big moves. There is some connections to george springer possibly going to the mets. They're still thinking about him and he's been named also has been popular with new york. Ever since the start everything you know we we talk about connections with the blue jays and everything but those connections have been there with the mets as well. There's also been some rumor. Talk above well kris bryant being in discussions now this would not be in the same situation as lindores. We make this trade for a guy who's going to be a free agent and we're going to give the big extension. Bryant's coming off a little bit of a tougher season so this might be a situation where be like. Hey can he bounce back and help our team this year. And then we'll talk discussion or an extension discussion or is it really not going to be worth it. We'll try them out for a year at. We'll test the waters and see what happens. I liked the idea of the mets are not done that. At least the braves are good. All right the braves are very good but the rest of that division is really a discussion. It really is. And i like the mets are doing. I think they're going to be a strong team this year. They're making all positive moves. And i i like every single one of them as for sure last one. We're going to talk about the angels. Now if we know anything about the angels their offense is very good very good. They need pitching but the latest connection that we've seen is actually not with pitching at all as the angels general manager. Perry minnesota is looking for ways to improve the team and get rid of that playoff drought. They've had and they're looking at the catcher position now. I always liked the idea of team improving catch position if they can. Why because it just seems like a spot where a lot of people just try to plug a hole in hope. It works out whether you pick offense or defense. If you can get a solid player there go for it. And it seems like wilson contraire as is being the name targeted for the angels. Now there's connections here. As joe maddon. The manager for the angels was with the cubs and was there with controls for a lot of years so it seemed like madness making a push for him and there is some interest that the angels are now going to go in and at least test the waters. See what they can pull out of this now. They're catcher last year. Max desi was okay last year. Eight eighty six s thirty one games. Only twenty nine years old came off hip surgery so he's not awful but continuous has been a little bit more of a consistent presence. He ranked second among catchers in. Ps since two thousand sixteen and that was his debut two thousand plate appearances to qualify for that in contrast is up there. So he's been a solid player. Think the angels would greatly looking at this as an upgrade and while he's a little different from some of the cubs players that could be on the move or could be free agents. He has one more year of control than the rest of that core. So if the angels went on this they would have them now for just this year but most likely next year before free agency hits so a little bit more control as they're trying to break into the playoffs upgrade the catcher position i love it i i always think it's a great idea for a lot of teams because there's just not that many high quality catchers out there so my thoughts on that so that's going to be for the rumor mill. We're going to take another quick break but when we come back i want to talk about the next moves who are going to be the players that we're going to be talking about most now with francisco indoor had no new york coming up here on the gmc baseball podcast tired. Searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Now listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. 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And with our most recent trade of francisco lindores getting sent over to the new york mets. This is one that we knew that was coming. We knew before the season was going to start. He was going to be on the move. And the thing that exciting about it and this was a potential of numerous suitors in play when it came to lend nor but now that it's done we have to start looking at. What is the next things. That could possibly be happy. And i wanna throw this warning out here because this is going to be a little bit of a bummer when it comes to a lot of. Mlb fans these moves that have been happening when it comes to san diego when it comes to the mets. Any real trays. I think is going to happen from here. On out is only going to be involving mostly mostly big market teams. And i'll give you my reason for that. Look at how little money has been spent so far in free agency. Nobody wants to really be dealing out massive contracts to anyone at the moment now. Cohen is situation in which he said we want to contend. We want to be big time right away. They made the trade for lindores knowing we are going to sign him to an extension right away. Why are we able to do this. Because we really don't have the trade much but we know we can afford him so honestly when it comes to bigger names being traded from here on out. It's going to be risky for a team to take a chance on trading for a trevor story. A nolan aaron auto a hobby by us a lot of these players because they may not be willing to offer an extension right away. Now we'll see what happens with some teams may. Maybe we'll have surprise thrown in there but it's going to be hard for these middle teams that don't have as much money to spend around to necessarily make big splash moves. That's why the padres moves. Were so surprising but again the padres were making these moves for a reason. They want to contend right now and yes they are taking on some money at the moment with darvish but in reality they're not taking on that much money when it comes to snow so with that said we have to talk about well. What are going to be some of the things that are potentially going to happen. What are we going to turn our attention to. Now that the franscisco lindores saga is done. He has moved on while. I think there's a very obvious move. That comes next very obvious. And it has to deal with those san diego padres. These things are connected even though you may not see it right away. The next move for san diego is their hand was forced. The mets went traded for door with the idea that i'm putting a ninety percent. Well we'll go ninety percent chance that they made that trade thinking we're gonna sign him to an extension rather quickly. Well that means the padres are going to want to get the extension done with fernando tatis. I why would that be important. Will we're playing in a different ballgame from before. They want to get the extension done first so that they can make him. Potentially the highest paid player in baseball highest paid shortstop. His contract ends up so that they don't have to pay over whatever linda orbits. And i'm sure the mets are going to be sitting here in a similar situation in the sense that they want to pay lindores. Now before totti's contract gets done it's going to be a race of negotiations now. If you're from the players side you may want to slow play this a little bit just to kind of see. What the other person's gonna get but regardless it's going to be some tough negotiations i. I'm very interested to see what happens. Because when mookie betts was traded i thought he was going to be in the wheelhouse of getting a contract similar to bryce harper similar to manny machado. Both for what he signed for like he gave the dodgers a little bit of a discount. And why did that happen. Well there's not as much money to go around at the moment and with ping said teams are willing to spend as much. You're gonna have to take a little bit less but maybe we're still willing to give you that security if you're a generational. Mvp type player for a long time. Mookie betts signed a twelve year deal which was to you more years than what machado and harper got for three hundred sixty five million but but the money is going to be making from year to year is going to be not as much so the signing bonus is going to be divvied up he gets five million dollars signing bonus from here until the end of the contract for every year but seventeen point. Five million is what he's gonna make this next season and the season after seventeen point. Five for mookie. Betts is kind of a bargain. It jumps up to twenty million in two twenty twenty three and then from two thousand twenty four to twenty twenty seven. He's making twenty five year from two thousand twenty eight to twenty thirty. He's making thirty million a year. Twenty thirty one and twenty thirty two. He's making twenty seven point five which is still going to be below the yearly money that machado and then was making but the contract is also going to carry him until he is thirty nine years old and we'll probably look at the deal very differently. Then it's going to be a very unique situation. But i think there's a good chance that these teams are going to want to get something done quickly. It's gonna be in that similar range of thirty million a year. I would bet it might be close to a ten year. Three hundred million dollar contracts similar to let machado. And then. If i'm tease i am going to the padres than i am going okay. What machado signed for is. We're we're starting let let's be honest. He's a great player is ten year three hundred million dollar contract. But that's where we are going to be starting our negotiations. We can get a little bit bigger. Maybe not too much. But we're not going below that his machado is getting thirty million a year with two million dollar signing bonuses throat that until twenty twenty eight so i want to be something very similar to that. And that's very deserving very deserving. so that's going to be the next discussion. Who is going to get their contract on first. Lindores totti's these teams are going to be racing to get this done racing. Because they don't want to have the pressure being all right. Well they got that deal and the other one turns around and goes. Hey i deserve that much. Probably more. Because i can already see the argument for both of them. One lindores going to say. Hey you just traded for me. I know what my value is here. Also look at my production as shortstop compared to all other shortstops over the last five years. I am the best one while to tease will be able to go. Did you see what. I just did last year at my age. I know what i'm deserving of all of the leverage is on the players side. It's up to the front offices in getting these deals done. So that's going to be the first thing that we're gonna be watching for what's going to happen there. The next thing we're gonna be watching for is some players actually being traded my my focus right now. I can't get over the chicago cubs. I don't truly understand what they wanna do now. They won the nfl central last year. And when you look across the landscape the rest of the nfl central teams. None of them got better. None of them did anything to improve their roster. But yet the cubs got british wilbur. Yes he had down your understood but the season before was kind of big for you so that one was confusing kris. Bryant is an all the trade talks. You don't wanna give an extension right now. So i don't really know if you want. Keep him if you want to trade him but if you've learned anything from the last few weeks his trade value is pretty much nothing. So what's your plan there. We also hear a lot about wilson control as being in trade talks all over the place. Is he a part of your future. Hard to say and then on top of that hobby or bias is going to join that big time shortstop market next year along with anthony. Rizzo so you had a core of how many players that their future with the team is basically massively in question. What do you truly want. What do you want to stick around. And this is where the cubs job is so difficult. Because i don't i don't know if these teams really knows what they want. You traded away you darvish. Which is contract was bad last year but after the year he just gave you a cy young candidate quality pitcher but you traded him away. You got some younger players. You're hoping they developed but now you have zach davies. And kyle hendricks you've two guys. I can barely throw ninety miles per hour. As you're starting pitchers your bullpen also was not very great last year and jeffrey who was one of your best players out of the bullpen is a free agent. So what's the direction. They're i don't know if the cubs are gonna genuinely go into this season just standing pat. That seems foolish to me. That seems like they're playing a little arrogant. And they think oh. We're just the best team we're gonna win when your team most likely got a little worse. And you have no general direction of what you're twenty twenty two roster is going to look like so i'm waiting for some moves there whether it's trades or extensions for players. That is the thing that i think we're gonna see coming with the cubs and the other team that needs to figure something out and they need to figure it out quick is the rockies we. I'm going to keep beating this dead horse. I'm sorry you're not contending. it's not happening. You are not even the third best team in your division but she got some players that are value to other teams trevor story. Whatever your value is for the rockies is going to be a free agent at the end of the year right now. I would say the best guesses. He's not coming back nolan. Aeronautical could be a free agent or he could be on your books for massive money for a while. And if you lose trevor story. Yeah you might want to keep aaron auto but then. What's the rest of the team going to be. Charlie blackmon is also getting older. You have started the last few seasons hot out of the gates and then you flop every single time and there's been no room major changes made. So what is the direction that you want to go with your franchise your similar to me and the cups. I don't know what you guys really want to do. But the thing is if you are understanding that you need to turn things around and start contending and you want to do so quickly. We'll then some moves need to be brought in have players this year. Or if you wanna start the rebuild you need to move is now gone after year. Black getting younger aeronautical could stick on your books but he's going to have more value in a trade if teams willing to take on his money now he just had his worst year of his career. And that's something that a team's going to try to talk you down on me like hey stuff to take money right now. And did you see how he played last year. But you hang your hat on yet. That was his worst year but he still looks pretty darn good last year considering if that's going to be his worst you're looking pretty good with him as a solid defensive and offensive option. You'll have a little bit of leverage. Their the thing with totti's aren't at t's belinda. And story is whatever team. You're trade him to is going to be like well. Yeah he can lead after the year. You're right but you could persuade are not to stay. If you are a good enough team. He has the contract already on line. He can stick around. Are you willing to pay for his production. Those are the those are the ones that are coming next. And that's something that i strongly believe in. There's there's a lot of other teams that could definitely think about moving on trying to move some players. The red sox could be trying to see what they can do with jd martinez. But i don't think that one's likely i think they're going to give them a chance to bounce back the yankees with mayhew. That's going to be something to watch for. Sure are the blue jays can actually make a stash the the a big time move. I just think the american league. It's very interesting. There's a lot of teams or dislike all right. What's next what's next nationally central. Gosh i feel like that was a mess right now. The nfl west. We already know what it is. The our team's going to try to make a move to compete with the mets. I think the nationals are making smart moves. But i think philly's got a little pressure on i. I also believe that they're going to maybe be like. Is this the time where we offer the deal for real mutual. The mets just signed their guy. He's gonna be there for a long time. Is it time for us to go in on this guy that might be the next free agent. The he is looking more and more like he's going to be the first free agent assigned to me. Because i just don't think i don't think any other team is going to pop in other than the phillies. And if they do it's going to be a surprise move fine but phillies. Let him go. What a mistake. What a waste. It's going to bother me quite a bit. So those are just the things that i got my eye on right away going to be the next step so we're going to see we're gonna wait. We're going to be patient. I got my fingers crossed for another great week of some big time news and action. It's picking up guys. It's picking up. I like the direction the mlb is finally going. We knew it was going to be slow. We knew this but now that we're starting to get the news. It's been big news all over the place. So we're gonna take one last quick break when we come back. We need to dive into some tommy. Lasorda gibson memories. Talk about some things. He's got some cool stuff so in his career. It really is fun. So we're gonna take one more break. We'll be right back with that here on the gmc baseball podcasts. Want to know the latest and soccer. That listened to the golden state media concept soccer podcast l. s. is the world of the premier league. We've got you covered. The latest update hottest matches news on the league's top players. It's the state media concept soccer podcasts. Listen it's never quite fun to talk about. A baseball icon being lost on these podcasts. Say that. But i don't know if i've ever really had as much fun reading about a player slash manager that was so involved in baseball for his entire life. I felt like so. If you've not heard the news tommy lasorda hall of fame manager. Who is a big part of the los angeles dodgers having two world series titles spent seventy one years with the franchise has died passed away at the age ninety. Three dodgers said friday. He suffered from heart failure at his home in fullerton california. He was in the hospital before the kind of sent him out said he was fine. It's something that you know. I talked to some people that i know in the medical field. Said you know they sent him off. Probably knowing it's not going to get that much better and it was just only a matter of time sucks. It really is a loss for the baseball world. But i gotta. I gotta be honest. If there's one thing that i genuinely brings a little bit of a smile to my face is knowing that the last possible dodger game that lasorda saw was the dodgers winning or another world series. I do find joy knowing that fact. And he's he's just a guy that i was very young very young in my lifetime when he was doing a lot of them do a lot of his managing is he was there from nineteen seventy six to nineteen ninety-six. The dodgers at a record of one thousand five hundred ninety nine wins to one thousand four hundred thirty nine losses. Four one world series title at eighty one and eighty eight four nationally pennants eight division titles seventy seven ninety six. I should be careful with that in winter. The baseball hall of fame too long after nineteen ninety seven also guided the us baseball gold medal at the two thousand sydney olympics. He's just kinda resume that's long effective. He was around the game for so long. He was the franchise's longest tenured employees. Since hall of fame broadcaster been scully retired in two thousand sixteen after sixty seven years and he was just a popular popular guy when it came to the dodgers you he would frequent dodgers games. He always talked about how he would bleed dodger blue. That was his thing. He was all about dodger stadium and it was his life it. It's it's a guy that started with pitching. He was a professional pitcher. You know you he was able to be in triple a. Never was quite a big major league guy but he was around the game and the game was his life and it was just fun to read about everything and the major league level and he said about he owned four six point. Four eight year. A thirteen strikeouts. He wasn't the most dominant player. But even with that said he was just such a well known manager that so many people loved around the game. One of the craziest stats. I saw and i thought this ridiculous just because in the sense now in major league baseball you have a lot of times were franchise really groom players and bring them up. Compared to other sports. I mean it happens in the. Nfl happens in the nhl and happens in the nba. But these guys really will broome for one franchise until they make their professional debut but then once they get to the pros. It's it's a big change. It's a massive change in his twenty years with the dodgers. He had eight national league rookie of the years performing at such a young age and that is such a cool story to see to understand that and he is so big in baseball. I just. I can't get over the fact of what he did for one franchise in his tenure but if there one thing that is truly really cool about him also is just so much of his life outside of baseball. He's got a lot of connections another thing that just staying with baseball real quick than i also saw is that he has a connection to mike. Piazza that isn't quite piazza. Was a for the dodgers for a short time. But he's actually the godfather from mike piazza's brother and there's there's this weird things all over the place but again reading about him was so much fun because some of these statutes. Do you live such a fun. Life like eight honorary doctorate degrees. He had an asteroid that was named after him by caltech had a wife. Seventy years still making appearances at every doctor's game he isn't a total of seventeen hall of fame's seventeen hall of fame's how is that even possible. I don't even understand how someone could have such such an ability to do all these things in their life and yet he was someone that just live to the fullest. And i greatly enjoyed every little bit of it. The there's even more to dive on top of tommy. Lasorda was known for a massive friendship with frank sinatra and other hollywood stars. I mean if you're going to be spending twenty years as a manager for the dodgers and spending how many almost seventy years with the dodgers franchise. I mean it's no no surprise that you have a lot of connections when you're over in l. a. At sinatra sang the national anthem on the opening day. Nineteen seventy seven season to be a part of lasorda's debut as a manager and there is just a collection of autographed photos of a bunch of celebrity friends with lasorda. The guy just live the most unbelievable life and there is so many things and Even win tonight. I i just dug it up now. I have to take back. And i have to fix my staff when it comes to the rookie of the year. Nine national league rookie of the year winners. Not eight nine. Even better mike. Piazza steve. sax. Steve how eric karros hideo nomo just to be a few of them and he just continued to make it look easy make it look so much fun and he continued to be a strong presence. And i just. I'm so sad to see such a big name go away. It's been a tough year at twenty twenty two twenty twenty one. Can things are going to start fresh and ninety three years old and that's a good run. That's a good life. If i make it to ninety three i'll be very happy camper but it's just a big loss for the dodgers organization and you wanna give him some credit. You wanna talk about him and give him his validation because this is just a budget a legend in baseball that we lost over the last few days. And it's just hard to talk about but he's still brings a smile to your face when you read and see all the things that are going on man. He's a fighter too because he's had some health issues before there was some heart issues when he managed a little bit he had a heart attack when he was in. Two thousand twelve was able to get through that he he is someone that has just been through a lot of things and i'm honored to get the opportunity to talk about him today. It's a lot of fun. One of the best one of the greatest time of the sorta sadly passing away be remembered. I'm sure the dodgers are gonna give some great great great recognition to him to start their season and twenty twenty one and i look forward to seeing it because one of the best in baseball gone away from us hopefully not forgotten. So that's gonna be it for this episode of the gmc baseball podcast. Gmc podcast network. I want to thank you once again. For listening. it has continued to be lots of fun. We love doing this stuff without your support without your downloads. Without your information coming back your feedback on the show you know. This is all done for guys. I i love being able to sit in front of a talk for microphone but when it comes down to it. It's for the people that want to hear this stuff and i'm very grateful for all of that. If you have that opportunity would love to hear from you guys any type of positive feedback that you liked about the show. 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Ben Fred Friday  December 4, 2020

Scoops with Danny Mac

29:51 min | 3 months ago

Ben Fred Friday December 4, 2020

"It is a friday on scoops. With danny mac dot com. And we get the chance to visit. With ben frederickson at the saint louis post dispatch and a lot of news to get into especially on the college front. But we always start if we can if there's news with baseball in the non tender deadline has come and gone and a lot of big names are on now that free agency lists so that list is included some sluggers that are out there and we say good morning to ben frederickson of the post dispatch. Hey ben how are you. Good morning. Dan doing well and yes it should be a good morning for or the cardinals If they're serious about upgrading this offense man. There's power to be had we've talked about it a lot You know the the unique free agency this is gonna be and you look at these names. Now that are popping up and it's it's power it's any price point. It's all kinds of different scenarios if you wanna go short term with an older guy longer term with a younger guy If you're looking to have a short term fix a more sustainable player if you're looking for upside or bounce back from injuries or more sure thing i mean you can go through any door you want pretty much and there's a guy out there who could help the cardinals out so the question will be which one how much And who's you know maximizes Who's who's the best deal available as this kind of plays out but goodness for a cardinals team. That needs offense. This is shaping up pretty well. After a lot of these non tenders came to be you know. What did you think of. Brab e. n. Ravelo non tendered i. I was on the fence with bulimia. Not so much with rebelo. But what did you think specifically on giambra via not surprising. You know because of the injury but you know personally. I don't like it. Because i really liked talking to john. Breviary to one of the best guys in that clubhouse you could talk to I mean. John was kind of guy who conducts himself as if he woke up one day out of a dream and they said oh by the way. You're a major league baseball player He just he he never had any go he never. He was always happy to be there. And that that general good nature way about him should not overshadow what he did for the cardinals. He was reliable he. He was an incredible value He turned himself from a fringe guy into a key piece of that bullpen. Who could be relied upon in increasingly high leverage situations. So it's a tough break for him. He got injured at the at the at a bad time I guess there's still some hope. Maybe he could work out some sort of deal to stay with the cardinals. But if you're a a non elite reliever who is injured and miss twenty twenty. Chances are you're you can find yourself in a similar boat especially with a bullpen with as many options as the cardinals have just got pitching upon pitching upon pitching They've got starters who could be relievers. They've got prospects who could turn into relievers They've got they've got carlos martinez still until it until they don't unless they don't which he who knows where he winds up. They've got so much depth there that it didn't surprise me in a normal world. I think you bring him back. But as we learned with colton long and others. It's it's not normal time right now. Yeah in terms of some of the names that are out there. There's power to be had. David dawah's air rosaria. Is there You know there was duval. That was their kyle schwarzer and we know the cardinals need power. Do our out there. Is anybody intrigue you as you were looking at some of the names that are available all of them they would all help this lineup. Not as high as duvall on devolve some others I think is like. I mean that to me checks a lot of boxes. He's he is not passed the prime of his career. He's in that that heart of his career age left handed power People are gonna say well. He doesn't get on base all that well or you know why why are other teams on jumping on him. Well other teams have more power than the cardinals with the cardinals. Need is to do damage when guys get on base and rosario could do that if you're willing to create a corner outfield spot for him. He's not gonna win you a gogo but he doesn't need to Doll is really interesting to me Because it's like how much do you factor in the injuries that he said. And then how much do you factor in the course. Field advantage He's young too and there's there's reason to think he could be better As he plays deeper into his career but his split away from chorus field are not good. Dan i mean you're talking about a dexter fowler type production level Away on the same the same road. Production as dexter you know. Make even less row. Production harrison bay henderson bater has had since his his emergence in the majors So i i would press pause with that one. Although the upside is probably it's probably higher Schwarzer to me. It's crazy that that he could go from being. Non tendered to getting like a multi year. Deal somewhere. I gotta think that he's you know probably in the american league You know with with the chance to really be a true d. h. And that kind of i think will depend on how the cardinals decide the play. it right. the cardinals have said and gould wrote this in the post dispatch as of right now. They're planning on. They're not being a designated hitter in the national league in two thousand twenty one. And if that's how you're planning things cow goes from maybe high on your list significantly down on your same thing with a guy like nelson cruz who you give me a hard time for talking about constantly. Because he's old but he's still hits guys like thirty home runs in his sleep He'll be hitting twenty five home runs for his rec league softball team at the the the old folks home when he gets there in ten years mean he doesn't hit home runs. But if you don't have a spot to put them in then then that's different It's kind of weird. The cardinal say they're planning on they're not being d. h. Twenty twenty one. But most folks i talk to. They are thinking that it will happen. that's the difference between planning to you know planning out your payroll and what. We're all guessing You gotta know and right now. Teams don't know so. They're they're going to say we're planning for what we know. And as of now if the season starts there isn't one that's been implemented yet so that's gonna create that conversation a little bit the funny thing about the d. h. is and i was. I was actually talking with my colleague. Dirk gould about this today. Like both the players and the owners are to the point where we think they want it right but they both know that they want the other side to give something up for it. So what do they want. More of the actual d. h. of the leverage that comes along with it and they're not in a mood right now with cbs negotiation so close to be giving up leverage. So i do think it will happen. I do think national league teams would be wise to plan on it for two thousand twenty one but until it's guaranteed and there are going to be teams like the cardinals that take a more conservative. Approach there absolutely and we need to know about a. d. h. I think you gotta have it in by christmas. I think that's kind of like the last In time in in terms of when you need to know by christmas by the first of the year i would imagine maybe by the winter meetings. We would get a resolution on that. What do you think well. it's coming up. You know winter meetings virtual edition. Whatever that's gonna look like and god. Yeah you'd think these these gm's will be saying we need to know and you would think the players would be saying the same like if you're noticing cruise or kyle schwab or or any of these other. The ages with you know with real pop like carlos santana You know edwin encarnacion. You're going okay. Like what is in my in my in my auditioning for half the league or all of it you know fielding offers from fifteen or thirty and that they don't know and teams don't know they have a guess but you don't build your roster off of the guests so common sense says he would sit down and figure this out for the better of everybody but you know we go big picture. That's part of the problem. With baseball. Right now is they. Don't sit down and think what's best for everybody. They sit down and think what edge do i have over the other and the of course the two sides being players and owners with the cba looming overhead. I mean you and i were talking about the ramifications of the cbi upcoming cpa like going back a couple of years now and people were like you guys are chicken little. You know why. You're talking about these ballpark. Lofts being open at ballpark village without maybe season to be played and they thought it was doomsday talk but that is going to be a factor here as we talk about what twenty twenty one looks like you know. There's a big fight coming about the next. Cba and you know both sides while they could benefit from the d. h. They're going to be reluctant to give that up. Because it can be a bargaining chip. So hopefully you know commonsense prevails and they hammer something out at winter meetings that allows teams to get a better feel for bill de rosters because the guys who are going to get punished or going to be the guys like you know the schwarzer's who could be hearing could be stoking competition from you know fifty percent more teams who are now going to feel cool coolness towards those things because there's no answer right now you think everybody could get involved and say let's let's come to conclusion here. Yeah i i totally agree. They gotta have a resolution sooner rather than later. So i want to switch gears and talk a little bit about what's going on the college scene specifically for mizzou athletics. I think it's been a good fall and it's a good start to what's going on with the winter season but let's start with college football and it's mizzou arkansas. You've got odem you've got mizzou. You've got that side intrigue to this game. I i'm looking forward to it. What do you expect with mizzou in arkansas. Tomorrow should be a great game I think the the winner of this game is served to be a candidate although probably down ballot candidate for sec coach of the year Certainly the winner of this game is the sec football higher of the year after one season. That's easy to say And and and there should be some real some real you know. I want to say bad blood but real vigour to this game I love what martez mangle said This week when interviewed in columbia. He said you know. I i love coach owed and and i know that the best way for me to show respect for for him is to try to prepare to to like this is the super bowl. And that's exactly what odem would would want. I mean he cares about those players but he also wants to beat them and vice versa. In credit to you. I drink wits for not ignoring the obvious. So many of these coaches now will say something. Along is a well that we're not talking about that. No of course they're talking about that and and drink which was candid about that. A lot of these players that he coaches now were recruited by coach. Odom a lot of these players that he played for him were upset when coach odom was let go and he's done a great job of getting them to buy in on his system but he's not can ignore the fact that this is an emotional complicated thing for these guys. How do you motivate them. And you motivate them by saying hey go out and play in a way that that the coach you're playing against would appreciate it. These guys wanna win that trophy. This is as much of a rivalry. This game is felt like in a very long time. So i think it's probably the best game. Perhaps you know most most interesting game that mizzou will play. We didn't know that going into the lsu game that they were going to win that game. We look back at it differently in terms of the hype and the build up. This is very very interesting. Game so san pittman is done a great job with arkansas. Everybody overlooked him. It's kind of the career assistant. He was almost kind of a slapped off when arkansas hired him. No one's laughing now. He's motivated those guys. He's built a good staff. Odem had a nice rebound as that decent picking off a ton of passes meanwhile quits who you know. Kind of emerged from this dumpster. Fire at times of a coaching search for mizzou has led them to win four their five last games. He has motivated these guys that defense playing exceptionally well. It's the best pass defense in the scc on their top five in pretty much every defensive category including third down percentage which is a huge stat in college football. They're just solid. they're not flashy. Don't pick up the kind of passes. They don't force a lot of fumbles. There's absolutely solid football team and it should be too well coached motivated teams which were not seeing a lot of that as much as we normally would across college football right now. We've got teams that are being questioned about are they. You know considering punting games because blaming it on coverted their teams that are playing for coaches that have been fired or are gonna get fired. This is going to be a good game between two teams. That have a lot to play for on saturday. It should be it. Should be exciting mizzou basketball two nights ago huge win As they beat oregon they lead for over thirty nine minutes in that game oregon now missing one of their better players but still. That's a hell of a win for console martin. Yeah and it's a big win and usually it's the it's the kind of win that you know. Missouri gets it tries to get nebraskan rights games up the the big win before the bragging rights game is rare for missouri. You gotta go back years and years before they had won a neutral or away game true away game against a non conference ranked opponent Oregon was ranked twenty one. They were playing without one of their top guards but That's that's twenty twenty man. There's always gonna be the best team on the court. It's what you have what you can do with what you have Man i thought missouri that they could have won that game by twenty the way they played in the first half but you know that oregon the fending pac twelve champ is going to punch back and they did and i thought missouri was resilient there were some really good things that came out of that game. Besides just the win. Xavier pinson scored nineteen points in the second half really. I thought stepped up and took over the game where his team was playing a little pinch after organ. Cut that that big first. Half lead down to single digits in the second half. He stepped up and build confidence. There missouri looks so much better. Dan breaking the press on. They really struggled with that last year and teams could really chip away at lead and get them kind of Sped up and they did such a better job doing that. And then missouri's turnovers were down to like seven turnovers. Usually they're double digits high double digits and that's been a real bugaboo for them in the path they cut those way down and then the last thing which is probably the most important or what it told anybody going into that in jeremiah telling what it picked up too early fouls early in the game. They would've said we'll missouri's gonna lose because usually in the past when gets whistled for a couple early one kind of mentally checks out. He didn't do that. Shook it off. He's he kept playing his game and he put together a very solid game. So they've got some some threes fallen. They're plan their defense or creating. Some turnovers will not giving some up and they look like a team. That certainly deserves to be On the court with illinois for bragging rights game here coming up that's going to be the next big game and they look like a team. That's not gonna you know kinda outperform expectations that they keep playing this way. Yeah they certainly do. I've been impressed with slough so far. You know slew his got a game this weekend and they're going to get his son french back this weekend. It was a huge win over. Lsu and the eight ten winning non conference games huge conference games so the eight ten in a year of twenty twenty. Twenty twenty one. We're you're gonna have to win on the road to build up a non conference schedule because Only the good lord knows how many non conference games you're going to get. You're gonna play a lot of in conference games. They're piling up. Those winds are going to go up. Everything's kind of fall into place right now for slough. Yeah they looked good against lsu man that right now. That's the the best non conference game that they have Hopefully they can find a way to get another big non conference game in. They're trying to travis. Was working on it personally selfishly. I wish it was against missouri. No doubt i tried to. I tried to kind of poke that. Bear everybody to play that game. I'm trying and i. it's not something. I haven't told the coaches what else. Let me ask you this. What did they say when you bring that up to them. What what's the excuse. Not to play so all i get are the. Hey we love to make it happen at some point might not work out this year What it really comes down to this when they talked about it most recently which was not this season an offer discussed about a two for one. Slew goes to mizzou for two games It's a three games. You know three year series and mizzou comes to saint louis for one and it didn't go anywhere and you tell that flew fans say well. That's you know. Of course it didn't go anywhere. there's no way we should play there twice and they should play here once zoo fans say well of course they should were. Sec team there in eighteen team. We're a power five and sleep. That's arguments i'll old and outdated and yada yada yada around around. It goes meanwhile folks on the west side of the state say. Hey why's missouri playing all these games in saint louis. You know that's not fair. They should play more games in kansas city And then you have the people in well you know what about the bragging rights game does it take away. It's all this noise. And until konso and travis who i both i think the role of both of them until they decide to turn down the noise and to say. Let's get these teams on the court together. No matter what it takes then it's gonna continue to be the standoff that's lingered for you know more than a decade Take out the. Well what does it say about. The who has the upper hand enough play a game and this would have been the year to do it because now these are not scheduled by series. Now it's hey you got an opening. Let's play because it's not that far of a drive and covert is collapsing. Everything around us and it would be a good game for both It's not happening as of now. Maybe that changes down the line. But i do wonder if it doesn't happen this year. When is it going to happen. Because i feel like this would have been the year for it to happen and i wanna see you know. I had slew fan. Tell me well you won't call out mizzou for for for not playing a one for one. I don't care what the series looks like. Just play the game. It's one that people wanna see. College basketball should play more games. That people want to see and it's on conference instead of what it does now for plays a bunch of games to start the season that everybody wants to see and then it goes off the grid for until conference play starts and then it goes up. The great until march madness played more interesting regional games throughout the non conference and people would have more interest in college basketball. You gotta give the people what they want you know at some point and this would be a game that a lot of people would want so i will say it again. These two teams should find a way to make it happen and hope these coaches will reconsider the way things are right now. Yep i couldn't agree with you more and I want to get into some other things kind of jump around here. Ben frederickson is always is with us. friday scoops danny mac also on the website today There's a visit with mike. Kelly previewing tomorrow's mizzou arkansas game review of mizzou and oregon. And also my partner. Tomorrow on the mizzou. Arkansas are the slough arkan- arkansas pine bluff game is scott. Hi mark so you can hear that podcast as well. So there's a couple of things that you wrote about yesterday in the post i want to get into and this is always juicy because we always want to know the latest. On the rams relocation lawsuit you have been at the forefront of this despite the fact that the national media many of them don't want to talk about it or pick up on it because You know we want to stay in bed with the nfl. Is that fair enough to say right. Come on let's say that's true. That's true sad Like sam kennison. You can't handle the truth you can't handle what's the latest on the rams relocation lawsuit well the latest and i just wanted to give an update for folks who were asking you about it. Well i'm one of them so tell me get no. I know it's gonna be quiet time for us and a busy time for the folks involved. And what i mean. By that is the depositions are underway. And they're going to be underway for months. I mean these things won't be wrapped up until spring and ideally in a perfect world. Non covid We would know exactly. Who's being deposed and win because we could stake out at the airport and see roger goodell. Get off the airplane and take photos of them. Drill them with questions as he's walking the into the into the lawyer's office. Hey and i would do it. I'd be there first in line because it'd be fun and and people people really care about this story and i commend. Sport saint louis sports fans for one they on it. Because it's one of those things where you can easily just kind of ignore it and it can. It's not it's not really exciting reading because it's it's it's heavy loss stuff but it matters and it's the ball is is moving so because of covid it's not resulting in depositions here in saint louis so that you know exact who's coming when is a little harder to track but the depositions are ongoing. Some of the biggest ones have already happened there. Happening zoom You know they're they're. They're sure enough just made for a virtual era and they are under that strict protective order. That is really been used to keep things quiet about this case in terms of who. And what and what's being said and and all that stuff that same protective order. Mind you dan is. What has stan kroenke on the hook for. These legal costs You know that are resulting from this case the rams and the in the nfl their the nfl has said that stands paying for for these legal fees Up to this point. Which is that's becoming a lot of money is this draws on and on but that's what's happening this will go on for months and then it's moving toward that trial now. Once we get to the trial of not having this about in the public that all goes away. The trial will be covered. These things will come out and testimony and and and and things in the case unless of course there is a settlement And as of right. Now i don't have any reason to believe that there's a there's been a settlement offer or legitimate discussions about that. A lot of people like to speculate. About how much money would it take. And and what could it. Could there be an nfl team. Perhaps coming to st louis as a result of a settlement I don't know i mean crazy. Things happen but as of right now. I don't think there's any attraction to that to that discussion if that changes. Then we'll have the discussion but right. Now it's about the depositions and building that case that hopefully we will see play out in court Which will be very fascinating theater for anyone who's interested. I know you and i both are. Oh are we ever. How about the mls. So shifting from football to soccer This past week there was a stadium renderings. What did you think of those stadium renderings. Well i it was good to get an update I i guess. I showed my my soccer lack of expertise because i thought the boxes that are right there on the floor on the field level. The pitch level are kinda cool. I mean you can. Basically they're going to have one of the boxes. A couple of boxes are actually beneath street level there and be like i level the pitch and you know to the point where you ends like maybe duck a ball. That was pretty neat. So i said they check out these seats and that a lot more Experienced soccer folks that. Hey you know. I don't know if you want to be that close to the action. The perfect spot is here. I said okay enough already. The seats are cool. You don't have to sit there there. Cool but the point of it is that they're going to be all kinds of different seating options which i think was my take away from the virtual roundtable. You're not a box that can get you really close to the action like the premier seats for all of the i want to. I would never say soccer snobs but for the more experienced soccer viewers. And then they'll have that that that i know a lot of folks were interested in that standing section That supporters sections. What they call it where you know. How can you really have that kind of rowdy crowd feeling you know with the chance and the and the you know the that that that by that soccer really presents and they're taking that into account there will be one. The seats will fold up when you stand up so it encourages standing. We'll be safe standing rails to make sure if somebody doesn't have a few too many drafts and falls over on their head not that anyone would ever do that But but they'll have you know the cater to that crowd. Which i think a lot of folks are excited about And then there's a lot of talk about this kind of dual purpose of the stadium. They really want it to be something. That is active. When there's not just games they'll have outward facing parts of the stadium things that can kind of mix and match between the green space around it. They really are viewing it. As kind of like a a big extension of the of the arch and they want it to release the that flow of kind of sports passage. That's popping up downtown. So that's the latest There's gonna be you know a lot updates on all these steel. That's being used in the kind of time. Line of the production so for folks who are wondering. What's going on in the big project downtown. It's it's in motion and they. They say that they're gonna hit their deadline for for. You know the the launch when it happens you know after they got pushed back a year due to covid. You'll start seeing and continue to see more more things happening on the skyline that you know we Wrap it up with this. The passing of jim hannifin and all the people that have been listening to really a celebration of his life and you wrote a piece about orlando pace Who was coached by jim. Hannifin when he was selected by the rams and orlando is in the hall of fame. Jim is not. You brought up a great point. I thought jim hannifin should be in the hall of fame. You know all the great people that he's coached and guided to the hall of fame. I really thought that was an interesting perspective. And i had forgotten that orlando did not start until his sixth game of being a national football league player his sixth. Nfl game that's when he started Finally in the nfl. All the way to can i. I just thought that was a really interesting perspective. That you added to The celebration of the life of jonathan. Well i know some folks can tell much better more colorful Japan stories than i can. So i won't pretend to be those guys but but to me and i got lost it all the tributes to him But it should absolutely be just as big of a part is how amazing of tactical coach. She was if you ask the then. He coached what they learn from him. It's it's amazing. And i had i had gone back and kind of you know looked through. He wrote a book offensive line play by japan. If it was like the least creative title ever for a guy who had like great stories but anyway right in that book. There's orlando talking about and i'd forgotten the same thing like orlando talking about being this higher this premier draft pick coming out of college. And he's supposed to be this great player and hannifin basically takes his game and strips it down to the nuts and bolts rebuilds it and gives it to him invites in little bits and pieces As he starts playing he really credits that approach with what helps kind of make him such a great player in the nfl that helped to make the most out of his talent. I'm always struck by you. Know when you're weighing things for like hall of fame which is a massive accomplishment. What do people who have earned that achievement. Say about people who aren't in it. You know we have this conversation about yada your malino go talk to hall of famers about if they think you out of your molina belongs and if you don't value that opinion then tell you Because it does carry a little different weight. You talk to the hall of fame lineman. Jim hansen coached They will tell you that if the guy deserves to be in the hall of fame. It's him now. They don't put assistant coaches. And i think that's an oversight but if they ever changed that then he should be in and it's not to diminish what is the head coach or anything like that but he is noted as one of the architects of of offensive line. Play and the more you read about it. The more you realize you know a lot of the stuff that was done that has done now. That might be new or progressive. It's really just something's him and if instead about playing off into line that's repackaged in a different way He was amazing. Storyteller co guy. True kind of titan in the history of saint louis sports in terms of all these great stories about But and then you throw in his media career which has a story of in and of itself but but it shouldn't be forgotten that he on before anything else. There's just a hell of a coach. One that who's lessons are still being taught today and there was a story in that book about hannifin. You know spending as much time with player. He knew was going to be cut the next day as he was with the guy who was going to start from on sundays and he was ask why. Why do you do that. Isn't that wasting your time. And there's response something. I think every coach can learn from and every person who deals with sports can learn from his response. Look the more. If i can give this guy something he can learn. This guy might not play in the nfl but he might be a high school coach. You might be a junior high coach or pee wee league coach or he might coach his his son one day in football. And if i can help make him a little better he could pass that on that. I've helped make the game better. The next guy that i coach might have learned from a guy like that. And then my job's easier and i just thought. Wow that's an amazing way to think about it. In an era in a sport that is what have you done for me lately. How do you survive in your career. He's thinking about generations down the line. I thought we've all be better off. As all coach all different levels thought about that absolutely well put and always loved doing these on fridays ben. And we'll catch up next friday as long as we have sports or even if we don't have sports we always love catching up with Ben frederickson of the saint louis post dispatch. Thanks for doing it ben. We'll talk next friday. Have a great weekend.

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 378: 2020 Non-Tender Deadline, Trades and Signings

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 378: 2020 Non-Tender Deadline, Trades and Signings

"Golden state the concepts baseball podcasts. We cover everything major league from spring training to the world series. Got your favorite club cover from new york to boston to elect. This is the golden state media concepts baseball podcast In new another edition of the gsm. C. baseball podcast brought to you by the mc podcast network. I'm your host kevin mahalick. We got a great show lined up for you tonight. Wednesday december second at eight pm was the non tender deadline for major league baseball teams. At which point they had to decide whether or not to offer contracts to arbitration eligible players so basically teams either said. Yep we agreed to pay you. What arbitration says your worth or at this point. They cut him loose. These guys become free agents into now free to sign wherever they want so a ton of guys now find themselves out of a job. There were quite a few up in the air. That were tendered contracts. So we're gonna talk about all of that on today's show the first couple of segments. We're going to jump through all of the players who were not tendered and are now free agents and free to sign anywhere then in segment number three will dive into a team by team breakdown. So we'll get a look at it from a player's perspective then a teams perspective and then ultimately at the tail end of the episode. We'll talk about the latest news notes. A couple of trades have gone down recently. And bring you guys up to date with everything going on across major league baseball. So let's jump right into it here today once again. Thanks for joining us here. Now that we've transitioned to the month of december certainly crazy that it's going by that fast here and spring training is right around the corner but Few of these guys and the ones. I'm going to talk about here. They don't know where they're going to report in february. They now find themselves free to sign wherever they would please some of them they could return back to the teams that did non tender them contracts. So there are a few situations here there are a few teams who have essentially looked at the market and said okay based on your history based on the arbitration process. It breaks down to where it's going to be somewhere between five and seven million well with all the economic ramifications the corona virus everything. That's taking place. We think that you would become a free agent. You would sign for only like two and a half three million dollars. So we're going to non tender you but then we do want to bring you back at a reduced cost so of course not the ideal scenario if you're the player themselves but from a team's perspective in the we've seen teams across major league baseball cutting personnel cutting scouts cutting employees that are making fifty seventy five thousand dollars a year so if they can go from paying a guy five and a half down to three and a half. That's something that they're going to try to take advantage of this offseason and just looking at the list here of all the guys who were arbitration eligible and not offered. There's a list of thirty to forty forty five guys that are now part of the free agent pool for the twenty twenty one season so our friends at mlb dot com. They put together a list based on wins above replacement so they went back and looked at twenty nineteen twenty twenty combine those war numbers put them together from greatest to least and ranked a lot of these newly free agent guy. So i'm going to run through this list with you kind of get my breakdown. Each guy see what's going on then once again. We'll do that for the first two segments. Then we'll go into the team perspective so the guy at the top of the list the one that everybody's reporting out there kyle schwarzer outfielder of the chicago cubs. of course. He was a huge key to them. Winning the world series in two thousand sixteen miss the entire regular season with a torn knee then came back to hit over four hundred in the world series that year so certainly cubs fans. Remember that but they also remember him hitting buck eighty eight this year hitting one eighty eight to fifty a year ago swings and misses struggles even more against left handed hitters during that time. So that's where when it comes to the arbitration process and where he started based on the world series contributions it begins his number much higher. And then it kinda just expedites on itself so the cubs said hey man further production. You're giving us. We're not just gonna pay you fifteen. Seventeen nineteen million if you wanna come back at eight to ten sure but you're going to test the market and see what's out there so i do think sh- warburg gets an opportunity very quickly. I don't think it'll be a long term big contract. I think you're looking at more of a proven deal. I wore burgess based on his down season in twenty twenty. But i do think the guy will be sought after and somebody still as young as him with all the talent and all the potential. There's gonna be some hitting coaches out there who are licking their chops trying to work with this guy to get him straightened out so Next on the list kind of a surprise at number. Two hands are alberto of the baltimore. Orioles before he got to baltimore was basically a nobody was with the texas rangers by looking at his statistics. He hit one forty three and one eighty five. Well then he gets works. His way over to baltimore for twenty nine team puts together a nice little season. It's three zero. Five twelve home runs fifty one rb. Is they bring back in. Twenty twenty has another successful season. He hit two eighty three three home. Runs twenty two rbi so he was a fan favourite in baltimore. People loved him but they're not going to win next year and looking at his arbitration hierarchy. They're not looking to pay somebody. You know five seven ten million dollars to blais second or third base when they know. Hey they're not gonna be here by the time. Our next window comes around. So let's move on from him now. But i certainly a a nice little two year deal for hands are out there on the market could be seen and i think is something that he'll he'll get no problem so next on the list with two point one wins above replacement is eddie rosaria. Of course a member of the twins bomb squad. He's got nail. Mvp votes the last couple of seasons. So he's obviously shown that he's been pretty impressive offensively but he just swings and misses too much you know. He chases a lot of pitches out outside of the zone. He's got low on base rates when it comes to besides average so he doesn't walk a lot you know strikes out more than he should but he does have some big pop. He's got a nice arm defensively so a third outfielder left fielder for a contributing team. Somebody who's close to the series. I think rosario fits in nicely. You mean the last couple of years looking at the home. Run totals twenty seven twenty four thirty two and then thirteen on the shortened season. Seventy eight rbi seventy seven hundred and nine and then forty two. So this is a middle of the bat lineup. I mean this guy could hit fifth or six four year balance things out and you know left handed hitter. I think somebody's gonna jump on that opportunity. And i don't think it's going to be to the value that rosario thinks he's worth because once again with all of these guys now on the market. The supply is going to be much higher than the demand. And that's part of the reason why these guys are being let go because owner see the future market and the ability to save cash. So they're moving on but rosario. I certainly think he'll find work sooner than later. Brian goodwin of the cincinnati reds next on the list at two point zero wins above replacement. He was a surprise name to me. I knew his name. But i didn't think he was performing that well in cincinnati. And that's because he didn't he kinda struggled after he got traded to the reds but he was good for the angels before that. I mean just in two thousand nine thousand nine hundred seventeen home runs. So are people going to bet on the fact that you know he can get back to that twenty twenty thousand nine hundred year where he hit two sixty two or is it going to be more twenty twenty Where he hit two fifteen so goodwin struggled to the point. Where you know. They're not going to bring him back for that price in cincinnati. Cincinnati wasn't the only excuse. Me goodwin wasn't the only guy from cincinnati. That was let go this past week. These next couple of guys on the list here as well. So cincinnati let go of some notable players the first one being good one the next one being pitcher archie bradley the number seven overall pick and the twenty eleven draft. He flashed potential as a reliever after he got moved to the bullpen in the middle of his career. Since then he said a nice little Three five one. Era and bradley was traded to the reds from the diamond backs so he was obviously just a rental for them. You know somebody. They're not looking to add longterm to the mix but he's at himself A good number of years. I mean twenty seventeen. He had a one seven three e. Era in seventy three innings. Three six four ray and then three five two so archie. Bradley is going to be sought after from the bullpen. In the way pricing is going to happen out there. I think he could be a nice fine for people on the secondary market. Because you got your liam hendriks brad hands. She got all the top names that everybody's discussing they're they're going to get the eight ten twelve fourteen million dollars a year then you sprinkle and archie bradley amongst the names below. That will one you dive into the next level analytics and the sabermetrics and you see the success. Somebody like that being had for four six seven million dollars. I think there's going to be a market for those guys and it's just going to be a matter of ultimately who wants to pay just that extra little bit to get the guys in house but The third and final cincinnati. Read the three guys on the road because all of their wins above replacement are between one point eight and two that's curt casali catcher behind the dish Little bit of thump. From the right handed side. He hit two sixty. Eighteen home runs in less than five hundred plate. Appearances across the last three season so backup. Catcher in. Cincinnati moved over there after his time in tampa bay. The most games he's played at the major league level is eighty four so Certainly not in everyday catcher but Backup catchers they're valuable. I mean even here in philadelphia we. Jt rio mutsu but those guys can't go every day and again if the schedules a little bit wonky because of the coronavirus and we have these doubleheaders lined up again. Backup catcher able than ever in a guy who shows a little bit of pop from the right side and even above adequate bat is going to be sought after and free agency. That's for sure next on the list. Hansel robe may serve right handed pitcher he was let go by the angels struggled to find his form last year in two thousand twenty yet to nine seven. Era in thirty seven games down the stretch back in two thousand eighteen but You know really struggled this past year. So i if somebody think that they could fix him that you know they'll be able to get him in and straighten him out because twenty nineteen to four eighty are a pretty good twenty twenty ten point. Two six era in sixteen innings hansel robe lace. Let go because his twenty twenty performance did not live up to where they think he's going to be in twenty twenty one but relievers are so volatile a one year to the next you can be lights out and then all of a sudden can't find it and so that's where these guys really are a lottery ticket and just Take your best guess ultimately as to what. You're going to get so next up on the list here danny santana of the texas rangers. He was the rangers player of the year in two thousand nineteen. He had to eighty three with twenty eight home runs and eighty one. Rb is so he was fantastic that year for them but he was slowed in twenty twenty by an injury and ultimately you know struggled and as you know is availability for twenty twenty. One is still in doubt so twenty. Nineteen if that's what you get man. This guy is going to be a steel on the market. But if he's still struggling from that injury he had one forty five in fifteen games last year. he's not going to be ready. And texas being in rebuilding mode is looking to give at bats to somebody else internally but danny santana he's able to bounce back and be healthy man. He's going to be a steel for the price that you can get him at for. Twenty twenty one. Adam duvall this was a surprise for the atlanta braves. I know they have a crowded outfield but Non tendering default was certainly something that not a lot of people were expecting. He hit sixteen home. Runs drove in thirty three runs in only fifty seven games here in twenty twenty self. He was above average in during his time in atlanta barreled up the ball sabermetrics again ranked sixteenth above barrel percentage. So man the people are gonna be jumping into this one now. Of course it depends on where you're at in your process in which team you're at because he does swing and miss a little bit. There are some holes but young nice team in atlanta. People didn't think devolve that they would move on from now. People again are talking about how he could be brought back at a cheaper price. I don't know we'll have to wait and see Next step is john. He was a right handed pitcher for the saint. Louis cardinals he was. Non tendered burst onto the scene in twenty seventeen at a two four four followed that up with three two zero era but then ultimately had tommy john and miss the twenty twenty season. So he'll be coming off at. Tommy john looking for work for somebody coming into twenty twenty one next up greg garcia. Greg garcia is a fantastic pinch hitter last year in san diego not full-time guy out there but Came up in the saint. Louis system spent five years in saint louis before the last two in san diego ultimately second baseman shortstop third baseman. a lot of versatility for garcia. But you know he hit two hundred in thirty five games and only sixty at bats in twenty twenty so san diego looking to get a bit more value on the bench but tyler quinn. He'll be the last one with talk about here in the first segment. He's got one of the strongest arms at baseball. And yet he's one of the worst defenders when it comes to sabermetrics and all the stack that's going on. He also struggled at the plate this past year hidden to eighteen in cleveland But left handed hitter. I man i think he gets another shot. I know he's shown some promise in the past again. Two thousand nineteen had a solid year to eighty eight. Ten home runs just as a fourth outfielder. I think he can do worse in a pinch hitter off the bench. So it'll be interesting to see where he ends up but we'll pause here right now. We got a lot of names to keep running through here. A lot of guys now. Free agent so thanks for sticking with us this episode of the mcc baseball podcast. We'll pause now for a word from one of our sponsors and one of our sister shows but when we come back we'll keep running through the list of guys. Have you heard the one that you were thinking about. Stick around find out. This is your ultimate stop for everything sports. The golden state media concepts lords. Podcast should i say more from. Nfl mlb the nba a to mma. It's all in here. The golden state media concept sports podcast. Listen mr thanks again for listening to the gsm see baseball podcast brought to you by the mc podcast network hosts kevin mallik. If you haven't checked this out on social media please do so head to facebook. Twitter instagram g. s. m. c. baseball. We very much appreciate it as well as like rate and review the podcast. Wherever you're listening to this apple podcasts spotify. i know. I'm seeing spotify is top podcast. Top play lists all over social media. I guess the end of the year when you log in. They'll send those to you. If you guys happened to have the gsm see baseball podcast and your top played most played whatever it comes up as send us a picture tweet at us gsm baseball. We'd love to show you some love. We love to get you some fifteen seconds of fame here and we very much appreciate you guys listening. I know i do at least talking to you guys here twice a week but this second segment is going to be a bit particular a bit peculiar when it comes to the content here because really these guys that i'm going to run through our guys that are frustrating. The heck out of their old fan bases but people from outside of those cities are going to look in and see the potential of that prospect because just from a affiliate's perspective here real quick right so the phillies. They tendered every single one of their players. They didn't non tender anybody this year but there were two on the list that locals were hoping would be non tendered. The first one was relief. Pitcher hector nearest. They agreed to a five million dollar deal with him. And he's back then. They tendered a contract. Vincent velasquez vinnie fellow. Who drives us nuts here locally so those guys will be back and the locals are unhappy with it and these guys that i'm going to talk to you about are going to be right along the lines of vince velazquez and hector near swell. Where locally. they're going good. Get rid of a minor. Want them anymore. But from the outside looking in go. Hey this guy's throwing ninety five with a nasty splitter if a sector errors or if it's vinnie low hey this guy's got four pitches and he's mid-nineties we'll be able to figure him out so Stats may not jump off the books here but these guys i'm telling you are the ones that have high potential and we're high prospects but maybe haven't put it altogether completely here so starting off where we left off once again matt andrea. It's a right handed pitcher. let's see here. He was formerly of the la angels They moved on from him. He's got a four six five. Era since the start of twenty nineteen but again strikes out one hundred and twelve guys in one hundred and two innings so he are as high but strikes out a lot of guys so feast or famine with a lot of these guys that were going to be reading through here matt lease ler of the minnesota twins. He was let go. He had a breakout twenty twenty season. Actually so this one was a bit of a surprise in minnesota spent three years in atlanta where he was not very good Four seven one five zero zero eight three five. Era then fast. Forward to two thousand twenty in minnesota put him in the bullpen. One point zero seven in twenty five innings so we are finds himself at the top of the free agent list. Now when it comes to relievers in somebody who you know is going to get paid. Because he threw eighty one percents sliders which is just fascinating but struck out thirty five batters across twenty five innings and allowed a batting average of one forty three against that slider so people know. It's coming still weren't able to hit it in twenty twenty two. The twins expect major league baseball to be able to make an adjustment and thus be able to come around on that slider next year but man. That's a crazy decision to me to let a guy walk who just had a one. Oh seven era in almost a strike out and a half per innings. So we'll see if the twins know what they're doing. Carlos run own our road. Don't excuse me left. Handed pitcher from the white sox. They took him third overall in two thousand fourteen. So here it is once again. I prospect somebody with a value. Just hasn't been able to put it all together. Injuries crushed his development. He's only thrown forty innings over the last two seasons and he's got a five seven four so high draft pick. A lot of potential ton of injuries hasn't put together. The white sox decide to move on the phillies. Bring back the prospect. And that's where these guys it's going to be interesting to you know. Remember these names and look next year. Because there's going to be a handful of these guys that end up in new locations they get a fresh setting a fresh set of eyes. Somebody moves them from the left side to the right side of the rubber or tweaks and mechanic with them offensively. And something's gonna click and they're going to figure it out. I mean jake. Diekman was with the phillies and couldn't throw a strike. Then he went to texas then he went to oakland then. He watched pitching in and discovered a slider grip. And now he's got one of the most disgusting pitches in all of baseball so It's just a matter of time and ultimately the the right place in the right time for these guys to get it to come together and be really effective but area. Your reto is also looking for a job. He was let go by the mets. He had a five eight five one during his time with the rangers. And then only one appearance with the mets due to some injuries this past off season but next on the list delano deshields. He stole twenty bases for three straight years. So bit of a speedster but the cleveland indians decided. It was time to move on He was with the texas rangers years prior to that so one year in cleveland. He did not impress enough ultimately to bring him back. He was part of the corey. Kluber deal that brought him back to cleveland. So interesting move there. The kansas city royals. They moved on from my cal. Franco my guy. My kill former philadelphia philly. He led the royals in doubles and rbi's but It looks like his salary was going to go from two to five million. And this is a key instance. Where the royals. They're they're rumored to be looking back. Might bring back michael at a lower price. Not just pay him that five million bucks but bring him back something similar to that two and a half and get you know basically similar production from franco coming back but Ben gamble he is now a free agent. He was let go. He was not tendered by. The milwaukee brewers. He was acquired from seattle at the end of twenty eight team. He had an one hundred and seventy four games for the brewers the past two years he hit two forty five played all three outfield positions. So bid versatility defensively may find himself looking at fourth outfield spot. Moving forward no more missouri. Man this this is a little bit of a surprise. I was once at a top twenty prospect in all of baseball for the white sox. And you know he just hasn't been able to hit and since he's gotten to the big career to twenty eight and nobody's still only twenty five so this is case in point where huge prospect twenty five years old but chicago they just. They're not waiting for him and his time in texas hasn't put it together. They're saying man. We got bigger things where we're moving on but there's certainly a rebuilding team out there like the orioles or oakland is looking at value tampa bay it screams like one of these guys that bring them in at below cost and get them into your system. Straighten him out and man. You could have some success there. I sure but david doll is now a free agent. He was the tenth overall. Pick in the two thousand twelve draft so again a lot of guys high prospects just having put together a dull shown some promise during his time at the rockies but it keeps getting hurt. He's only played one hundred games most in two thousand nineteen. He's still only twenty six years old. Missed half the season last year. So can the guy stay healthy kenny. Not but the rockies. They grew frustrated and then they basically said now. We're not gonna pay you. To stay injured man you can go get a paycheck from somebody else so. Aj coal right handed pitcher the blue jays. You was second on the staff and appearances with twenty four. This past season had a three zero nine race so somebody who's affective in toronto but based on the price and based on what toronto's trying to do they're looking for an upgrade at the back end of the bullpen and they're just going to move on from the twenty eight year old and try to do a little bit better here so Let's see there's a lot of names on this list. We'll keep rolling through. Jeffrey rodriguez only twenty seven shoulder. Injuries and twenty nineteen missed. All of twenty twenty. The cleveland indians look to bring him back but Rodriguez decided to opt out of a minor league deal. So hopefully he'll be fully healthy for twenty twenty one and get an opportunity elsewhere. Jose your rena. He was designated by assignment by the marlins so he threw nearly six hundred innings for them. Since two thousand fifteen four six zero year a solid back into the rotation kinda guy number four number five yet cova da for twenty twenty so he missed a lot of the year and then he broke a forearm on a comebacker so The marlins continuing to stay young continuing to state cheap staying away from jose arena ryan stanton next on the list tampa bay rays. He had a three five five. Era as the opener relief pitcher one of those guys down there in tampa. He didn't throw a lot in twenty twenty. He had corona virus so that limited his opportunities. There gonzales next on the list. He struggled for the rockies. The last couple years yar as in the fives over twenty appearances his career. He's got a five one to era. But you know ninety nine strikeouts in over one hundred innings but Big time stuff again. Just hasn't put it together. Hasn't stayed healthy. But some pitching coaches out. There could look at him somebody. They could certainly figure out. So justin anderson right handed pitcher twenty eight years old. Four seven five. Era for the angels over the past couple years before he missed twenty twenty due to tommy john. So that's somebody that could come back and surprise comeback even better jonathan holder. Right handed pitcher. Yankee said decided to let him go after a four three eight yara over the course of five seasons but the last couple of years. He hasn't been as good. He's been at five eight six average over the past two years so started strong but know again. The yankees are just looking at it and thinking man. You're going the wrong way. And ultimately your price tag keeps going up so we're going to ultimately move on and where it takes us from here so Paul see walled. Another pitcher wasn't tendered. Nine runs in six innings for the mets this past year thirty years old five era. For the mets not share ultimately what his future holds station. Shreve lefty reliever for the mets. He was let go struck out thirty four and twenty five innings and did have a three nine six. Cra really effective against lefties who are only two thirty two so they could look to bring back shreve ultimately but i do think seaworld is not coming back to new york ryan tempera. Next on the list. He was a trusted member of the cubs. Bullpen three nine to over twenty innings. In two thousand twenty. But he's thirty three years old. He's going to enter free agency for the first time with a three six six. Era over two hundred and thirty six bigly getting so ryan tip para finally made it to free agency at the age of thirty three. Good for you ryan man. It takes a long time for some of these guys. So let's continue down the list here are j. elaine s. Twelve appearances first career only in two thousand and nineteen. the reds ultimately moved on. Kenyan middleton played six games for the angels. He's coming off at tommy. John still only twenty seven with high upside jas peterson. He's played all four corner. Spots left field right field first. Second second base in twenty six games for the brewers so this guy's played a little bit of everything. alex khalida left-handed pitcher. He's owned left handed hitters during his career. But right handers have certainly taken advantage of that. You know the new three battery. Minimum rule is ultimately something that you really makes him less effective because if you bring him in for a lefty and then to righties. It's not worth that move anymore. But nick stropiana oh. He was excellent in the pirates. Bullpen in two thousand and twenty. But let's see nineteen strikeouts and fifteen innings. The mets claimed him off waivers at the end of last year but ultimately did not tender him a contract. So it'll be fascinating to see if somebody jumps on that opportunity. You have klay homes right handed pitcher. He's thrown a five five eight and twenty nineteen only one appearance this last year due to injury range. Oh rivero first baseman outfielder. He's twenty eight spent most of his time in aaa last year he was due for arbitration due to some big league time with the cardinals and then the last couple of guys here at the bottom of the list. Now that we're back into the negative war kind of just run through the name set way if anything out for you guys you know. I mentioned it but jimmy haggerty of the rangers right handed pitcher have jose martinez a. d. h. Outfielder for the cardinals. He was good in two thousand eighteen but now struggling hobie milner he had a great year for the phillies way back but he's turned thirty and has a ra since then Eric hia for the royals a utility player. He's played sparingly over the past. Two years hasn't been super effective. Travis shaw third baseman first baseman. He slumped since his time with the brewers. But that's a name you guys may recognize out there. You have al. Alberta more junior sixth overall on the twenty twelve jets. I mean a solid defender but again just can't seem to find the bad offensively bubba starling fifth overall in twenty eleven. Never really found his stride with the royals. He's only hit Tonight or it he had to fifteen back in twenty nineteen thousand nine hundred and then you have edgar garcia acquired by by the rays from the phillies. They didn't tender him in tony. Walter set a defensive first catcher. Who was let go ultimately so a ton of guys out there. If you're saying man. I don't even know a lot of these guys. Well that's because again locally in your market these are the guys that frustrate the heck out of yet because they were high picks they have a ton of potential but just never been able to put it together so that'll do it though for segment number two. That'll do it for the players. Side of things will pause one more time. We'll step aside here for word from one of our sponsors one of our sister shows but we come back then we'll go to the team side of things. 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Thanksgiving has come and god. We're now in the twelfth month of the year. Twenty twenty man. Please get out of here as quickly as you can't i. It's been a long year for all of us out there. So i know there's been some joyous time some positive things that have happened. I'm sure in your life as well as mine but it certainly seems that the majority of things have been a bit on the negative side. So i'm looking forward to getting to twenty twenty one and seeing what that has in store for all of us but as the days progress. Hopefully you're enjoying yourself. Hopefully you're taking time to be thankful and enjoy the holiday season as we cruise along here but this is the third segment. Welcome back. i appreciate it. We're gonna jump into a team by team breakdown of non tender candidates that took place here over the past twenty four hours. Because i just read off a ton of names and you guys listen out there probably like. I don't even know who that is or who he plays for so kind of giving you a team by team breakdown of ultimately what their what their efforts were when it comes to the non tender deadline and we'll just start alphabetically so the arizona diamondbacks tendered every one of their players that was available. They released junior herrera last month But he was the only non tender candidates that they really had. So if you're a diamondbacks fan out there and wondering okay. Well you know. Who did we tender a contract to everybody who is eligible. Got a contract offer from you guys so no surprises and again. This is typically more than normal. Because a lot of times it takes a very special and rare occasion for a kyle schwartz or a kris bryant. Who was tendered. A contract this year by the cubs because his arbitration level is between. I don't know seventeen. Nineteen twenty one off the top of my head and again that's because he had won an mvp they'd won the world series a lot of times. These guys arbitration are still trying to figure things out you know they're going from two and a half million to five million on the top end on the third year of arbitration. So a lot of times when things are going well in teams are just cruising along. They don't think twice about playing a reliever four million dollars because even if he stinks they can bury that contract and not have to worry about you. Know the ramification of the dollar but here in twenty twenty and in two thousand and twenty one. Every single penny is being counted by almost every one of these owners. So you know to see arizona basically say hey. We're just going to go on business as usual. It's nice to see from a player's perspective. But the atlanta braves the only non tender they had was adam duvall like we spoke about They signed johan camargo to a twenty twenty one contract so harrell earn one point three six. He was also a non tender candidate but since they offered him that's ultimately why do vall was let go but they could look to bring him back there just hopefully waiting for the d. h. to come full time to the national league before they bring back more depth than the outfield next step. We have the baltimore orioles. Like i said hands arou- out. He was the only non tender for the orioles They had earlier parted. Ways with rene to- nunez and then they also signed catcher pedro severino so both of those guys were non tender candidates but moved on from one earlier and brought one back which led hanser outburts out to be their decision here wednesday night. So the boston red sox. They tendered every one of their potential players They're bringing everybody back. So red sox fans should be happy about that. The chicago cubs kyle walker. Like we talked about. But also jose martinez albert down mora and ryan to para were non tendered or now free agency and no longer members of the chicago cubs. Kris bryant was indeed tender to contract so that was another one of the big ones people were talking about and kris bryant will be back with the cubbies sin twenty twenty one although the not for sure he could still be traded. But he's not just going to be a free agent as people at possibly discussed the white sox. Non tendered carlos roa don zara like we spoke about those two guys both high prospects. That really didn't pan out so the white sox looking to move on and get more established players in is they take a look to take that next step under tony larussa and ultimately make playoff run after they were eliminated here. Early in twenty twenty the cincinnati reds. They were busy. Like i said you had goodwin bradley. Casali at the top of the list. But you also had kyle farmer and rj. Elaine is not brought back farmer. He resigned afterwards with a minor league. Deal it looks like so. He was not bra. Brought back out the major league level but was brought back at the minor league level. So i gotta make sure you read the details out here like i said. Hey we're not gonna pay and guarantee a big league spot but we're going to cut you and bring you back on a minor league level contract and that's certainly going to work out a bit more if you're a reds fan so next on the list here the cleveland indians they had tyler mcqueen delano dis- shields and jeffrey rodriguez non tendered so moving on from those three guys. Rodriguez had a shoulder and back issue. They looked to bring him back. Potentially on a minor league deal but ultimately he's interested or looking to test the market. It'll be to be determined on. Jeffrey rodriguez we have the colorado rockies non tender david doll tony walters and gonzalez so three guys for the rockies as they move on a lot of those guys dealing with injuries so not a ton of surprises. Coming out of colorado's camp but three is moving on next step. We have the detroit tigers. They tendered all of their candidates. This makes sense as a team is a little bit more lenient with those guys. That are at the end of the rope. Like vince velazquez character. Narasaki referencing them. Just because again. It's all over twitter. That a lot of people are not pleased on. It's almost groundhog's day here in philadelphia as we get into year. Five of vincent velasquez. But if you're a rebuilding team you're not worried about making the playoffs. You're willing to give those guys more time to be able to find themselves and figure things out as opposed to somebody who's really looking for that push and says hey we don't have time for another year of you to put your stuff together so it'll be interesting to see again a lot of these decisions and how they work out and where these guys find homes and if they're just kinda traded non tender guys for non tender guys at cheaper contracts ultimately. By the time things stabilize themselves so the houston astros. They didn't have any as well. They outright added roberto off season making him a free agent. He was a non tender candidate but since released so that makes ryan presley the full-time closer down there in houston and upgrade for ryan. Let's see the kansas city royals. Mike franko jason guzman. Eric mahia and bubba starling were all let go by the kansas city royals. I mean franko. He was gonna make anywhere from five to eight million dollars and again. He's probably worth one and a half or two but just based on playing time progression where he is in his career. That's something that kansas city wasn't looking to pay that level too. I mean he did hit two seventy eight. Eight home runs forum last year. So i think he'll find a job but he somebody again in philadelphia. That was always so frustrated he would never go to right field never use right-center always pulls off flies open and just spend breaking ball after breaking ball and he continues to swing through. And you're just yelling at the television for the guy to make an adjustment. So the angels. They were busy wednesday. Night kenyan middleton hansel robe lace hobie milner justin anderson and matt and drowsy all let go by the la angels. They will not be brought back in twenty twenty one for those guys so the angels continue to try to find that balance between young prospects. Young draft picks and old veterans that. They're praying so they're looked again for another wave internally moving forward here because a lot of these guys just couldn't cut it and really again. It's a good move by l. a. Because the definition of insanity right bring back try again at least. They're churning through these guys and looking to make a move the la dodgers. They tendered everyone even scott alexander. They agreed to a contract with so they didn't let anybody go. The miami marlins ryan stanek. He was the only guy go as you reno was designated for assignment a few. Let's see a few weeks ago so not just this past Evening but people knew they were moving on from him already. The milwaukee brewers non tenders. They had ben gamble. Alex toledo and jas peterson. So they'll move on from the three of those guys moving forward the minnesota twins al rosario and matt whistler white we talked about rosario cleared waivers They're looking to get him back but ultimately we'll have to wait and see chason shreve of the new york mets. Stephen matt's was tendered by the mets. He was another one that was potentially on the list but ultimately came to a deal and right-hander robert gessel men was also tendered a contract so the mets handed out a few more contracts then ended originally been anticipated but with new ownership and money like an issue for the mets. Like it is for everybody else. They offer mats and guest. Sleman tendered contracts to bring them back to give them another shot to run back things in two thousand and twenty one. So the new york yankees. They non tender jonathan. They did bring back gary sanchez. He was one of the big question. Marks in the biggest candidate was he going to be worth the price after he really struggled in twenty twenty one or is he going to be able to bounce back. So they the yankees. Not giving up on gary sanchez just quite yet the oakland athletics. They tendered everyone. Let's see they signed tony. Kemp chad pinder to some contract. So they were able to avoid arbitration with those with those guys the philadelphia phillies. They tendered every one of their players like said locals. Not super pleased about it. They were hoping to move on from. Vince velazquez their narrows. But they'll be back in action for the fight and fills here in twenty twenty one next. We have the pittsburgh pirates They non tendered klay hopes. Trevor williams was released last month so ultimately he was the other gentleman on the list that could potentially have been let go and he was here so the saint louis cardinals rahel rivero and john. Br a- were let go and not brought back by the cardinals. And then we had the san diego padres greg garcia. The padres will indeed tender. Tommy fan. Fam you know yet. A bit of a an altercation Let's see he was stabbed during an offseason altercation but it seems to be that he is okay that was a making him a non tender candidate but ultimately san diego decides to bring him back for twenty twenty one. You have the san francisco giants. They non tendered tyler anderson so he was the only guy for the giants that they let go. And they're moving on from the seattle mariners. They non tendered. Okay nobody everybody is back of course. Jp crawford mitch tom murphy where the only guys at risk of potentially being not tendered But all of those guys had stronger twenty twenties and earn themselves another contract here and twenty twenty one the tampa bay rays they let go of edgar garcia. They also released hunter renfrow just a few weeks ago deciding to move on from him next step. We have the texas rangers. Danny santana jimmy. Herbert scott hennemann to all let go by Texas down there. They could decide to bring back. Let's see santana. He was projected to make four million dollars in and twenty one. They liked his versatility play in multiple positions but he did struggle offensively. So that's where they're probably looking at that going man we're not paying you four million. We'll give you the veteran minimum or one or two but ultimately we're going to try to get you at a much lesser price Before we offer you that contract so toronto blue jays. Non tendered travis. Sean a j cole. Shell was able to bounce back. After a bad twenty nineteen but ultimately didn't perform to wear the blue jays wanted him and then last banalities the washington nationals. They tendered every one of their potential guys including signing joe. Ross to a one point five million dollar contract so a lot of teams there you heard at the bottom level the mariners guys who are rebuilding guys who have cash flow. They tend to tender a lotta guys bring him in the philadelphia phillies again. Haven't made the playoffs in quite some time. So they're willing to give another year to a lot of these guys that frustrate fan basis but ultimately you know today was a different day. I it really west. This day during normal offseasons is not a big day because everybody tenders contracts. Yeah of course it's arbitration. You're only going to make two three four million dollars and in the grand scheme of things where there's no salary cap or no limit. They they offer these guys contracts and then they cut them later. Like it's it's not a huge deal so a lot of times people were that. This is going to be a sticking point between the negotiations between the players and the committee. Because there's going to be guy saying hey. I earned that four to six million dollars that i was do this year and my arbitration and just based on not having fans cove in nineteen the corona virus. Now i'm not going to earn that and i'm going to have to take major league minimum. I could certainly see how that would be frustrating. Coming down the stretch here. But that's all thirty teams handled wednesday night my phillies. They offered everybody a contract. So like it or hate it hector. Near as vince alaska's they'll be back kris. Bryant gets a deal. Gary sanchez gets deal so really again schwarzer. The only guy jumping off the list here as potentially a big money guy now in free agency but That'll wrap things up here for the third segments of the baseball podcast brought to you by the mc podcast network. I'm your host kevin mahalick. We'll step aside one last time here for word from one of our sponsors one of our sister shows but when we come back we'll wrap things up talking about a couple of trades news notes. What's going on so stick around everyone. We'll be right back. 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We very much appreciate it here as we continue to bring you guys quality content bringing you guys episodes on a daily basis says we rage towards the off season but We got a couple of trades to talk about now a couple of off season signings and then we got rumors news and notes to close out. Today's episode so there were a couple of trades to be had on wednesday during the non tender deadline. I being the angels. They added shortstop. Jose iglesias from the baltimore. Orioles they'll be sending minor league right hander. Garrett stallings gene pinto back over to baltimore of course iglesias now the angels or replacement at shortstop after angel. Tin simmons is now going to be a free agent and was not extended a qualifying offer. La has david fletcher if needed but certainly glossiest is going to be taking over at shortstop. So this is the first move by angels new. Gm perry manama niacin. I'm sorry. I forget that when every time i look at it. And then i remember my niacin perryman. Niacin is first big trade. So he knows jose's been around. He's a veteran in his own right. So maniaci sand liked this character like she is work ethic. I turn thirty one in january. He's in the second year of a two year. Six million dollar deal also. He said at three point. Five million dollars in this could Be the stopgap for one year until the next year's off season class at shortstop is absolutely loaded if nothing were to change you got cory seager lender trevor story carlos. Correa havi air bias. So basically everybody's looking to get next offseason who's in the shortstop marketing with five. Six guys man could drive their price tags down because they're competing with each other so Jose iglesias goes from baltimore out to la. It'll be a nice suggests addition to that infield. of course they got rid. Don't over there at third. Albert ho said i moved fletcher. A second put iglesias in their at shortstop Then that's a nice little four there in l. a. But who did baltimore get back. I mean stallings was selected in the fifth round by the angels in two thousand and nineteen so a young kids really trying to find his footing pinto. He's only nineteen. He was signed as an international free agent. So baltimore's basically taken to lottery tickets back for season of jose iglesias at the shortstop. This is a rare occasion. Where i think on the surface i like this deal for both teams i think. La they needed a shortstop for just one year until they get to that market next year. And then baltimore says yeah. I'll take an early draft. Pick in an international free agent will hit the lottery. We're not doing anything this year. We're probably going to be in the basement again in the al least so we'll look to add a guide to our window three years from now we appreciate it. So both teams seem to be working out here with this one. A second trade took place wednesday night former all star relief pitcher corey nettle was traded by. The milwaukee brewers to the la dodgers never was non tendered right before the deadline and then ultimately traded to la. He's coming off of his tommy. John surgery and struggling you know numbers wise but l. a. Certainly thinks that they can get him turned around. Neville broke out back in. Twenty seventeen. Had a one seven eight. Era hundred and twenty strikeouts seventy six innings but then he tore his ucla in two thousand nineteen and has basically spent the last eighteen months rehabbing he did surface and twenty twenty six o eight era. His fastball was down to ninety five so not back at its full jump. But the dodgers. They're looking at the end of his season where it did seem to be. Maybe he was turning a corner and ultimately are looking to take a ticket back to see if he can get to his all star self and he'll be do five million dollars based on arbitration and where he's at next year so a couple of trades made around the non tender deadline other there were also a couple of recent signings out there across major league baseball. The last notable three was trevor may sign in with the new york. Mets and this could be a very nice under the radar signing a two year deal terms. Were not disclosed yet. But it's reportedly right around fifteen million so two years sixteen million dollars. I mean again. He may not be the highest of names out there. But this guy has been really good the last couple of years so The mets i think better by adding trevor may because may mrs bats. I mean if you look at it. He added thirty nine point six percents strikeout rate which was ninth best and that's right behind hendrix liam hendriks. Who's at the top of the free agent market at forty point two so may coming off a tommy john figuring it out finding himself the last couple of seasons. This guy misses bats and he's been moved from the rotation to the bullpen and now he's found himself at the back end of the bullpen. He's got increased velocity. He's been up to ninety nine miles an hour even this past season in when he was thrown against jose abreu so the reason he's not jumping off the list or jumping off. The page is because career. He's got a four four four. Era in only seven saves. so he's never been used in the ninth inning. He doesn't have that low. Era but again he was a starter for a couple of years he was ineffective for a couple years. And now he's certainly found himself and i think he's a guy in the nfl east that is going to bring some pain to the likes of the phillies and nationals. And man. i'm. I'm not happy with that. Signing as affiliates fan here so another signing michael. A taylor signed with the kansas city royals. It was a one year. One point seven. Five million dollar deal for taylor. Let's see here. He's got a high strikeout rate so he struggles to put the ball in play but You know he's very good defensively. He said some knee injuries in the past but as a fourth outfielder. I mean. he's a guy who's it's not bad to take a ticket on. I mean he's shown defensively what he can do. He's got some pop. He ran into a four hundred ninety three foot home. Run out in chorus field in his past so when he runs into could be an effective signing for the royals. I got no problem with that but the royals were busy because they also signed mike minor to a two year. Eighteen million dollar deal. There's also a thirteen million dollars club option for twenty twenty three so this could go to a three year. Thirty one million dollar deal for mike minor and i mean honestly that sets a bit higher than i thought he was going to get this off season. Of course he struggled sense. You know he's had a bunch of injuries but five six five. Era not great but ultimately. That's a nice deal for mike minor and that one really had me surprised. So that's it for the trades. That's it for the signings. you know. Now we're just gonna get into some rumors some news notes. What's going on across the league. But it's been reported that the blue jays in gene segarra of the philadelphia phillies. He keeps coming up and trade talks versatile player. He's been on the move a lot. the philly's got him from seattle. Now he's back in trade talks again here in philadelphia. They are open to moving. Gora started at shortstop any move to third base second base. He's really not the best defensively at shortstop anymore. Which is why the team signed. Dd gregorious but segarra. He's been okay. I mean he said to seventy five about twenty home runs during his time with the phillies but he's also four times since two thousand twelve. He's gone from the angels. To the brewers brewers to the diamondbacks diamondbacks to the mariners and then mariners to the phillies. And he's also got two years and just about thirty million dollars left on his deal and that's the area that the phillies want to move on from the area that the fan base wants to move on from clearing cigars contract because the phillies they're looking to sign. Jt rio mutel so if they could get fifteen million off the books from cigar that makes it a lot easier to give jt twenty to twenty five. That he's looking for so the phillies projected payroll one forty six for twenty twenty one. That's thirty nine million dollars lower than it was last year. And if they can move on from. Jean segarra at another fifteen million to that number and now you're starting to have some fun if you're a phillies fan and making another big move for one of these free agents the next rumor we have four. Is that corey. Kluber is going to end up with the boston red sox it's been reported that the yankees the mets or the red sox are interested but others a couple of different reporters showing the red sox and only one of them talking mets and yankees so again the red sox pitching's at the top of their wishlist for twenty twenty. Got chris sale dealing with an arm injury. They moved on from a couple of other guys so a short term deal for kluber could be a win for the red sox because his home is in the greater boston area. Apparently he's progressing well from that injury this off season in last year. It's expected that kluber is gonna throw a bullpen here. In the next couple of days and the red sox certainly aligned with somebody who you know. Low risk high reward coming off an injury you know not a big deal but the yankees connected to kluber. They've also been connected to tanaka bringing him back. James paxton's move on jay half's moving on so they they need help in the rotation the mets always looking for help and the rotation if they can't sign trevor bauer. They could transition themselves to the next best thing and corey kluber even after bringing back. Marcus stroman so a lot of interesting decisions you know could be made here over the next couple of days but you have the giants in blue jays interested in marcello suna you know he continues to be adding teams to the list. He signed one year. Eighteen million with the braves and then led the national league in homers. And rb is so. He's certainly going to get paid and i don't know who it's going to be but As the days go by. I'm not sure that the atlanta braves are no longer the favorite in the clubhouse and i think the more and more teams get involved. The more and more his price is going to be you know market level and. I don't think he's going to be one of these guys that gets ultimately underpaid but one year eighteen give him too and forty three and fifty five and i think you could find yourself a deal with marcello xenia but as we continue down the list here the nationals remain unlikely to land a big ticket item so the nationals. They've been connected to dj lemay hugh kris bryant. Trevor bauer but as it's coming out here a lot of time said they're saying they're going to stand pat there in washington one. Soto trai turner. They like these guys yes they have to make some upgrades and replacements. Adam meeting eric. Fame skirts zouqi but ultimately. They don't think they're going to pull the trigger on somebody. Big like bryant or lemay hugh and could look to add some value at the margins on non tenure candidates and future free agents and moving forward that way so ultimately the nationals. They sniffed around the big market. But i don't think they're going to be pulling the trigger anytime soon next. We have the reds They're prioritizing the shortstop position. Does this put them into conversation. With francisco indoor. Apparently they're taking a look at lynn door. They're taking a look at trevor story on the trade markets They've also been linked to pursuing marcus simeon. Dvd gregorious andrew. Symonds freddie galvez. Was there and twenty twenty. And he's not going to be back so The reds they're being linked to make an a big upgrade at the shortstop spot. james mccann. He's drawing plenty of interest. Apparently the new york mets are very interested in him and are making him a priority actually over. Jt real mutel right now. They're more interested in mccann and going that route. And then that would lead me to believe that they're gonna add bauer potentially allow indoor or springer on that side of things but mccain had a great year and twenty nineteen all star selection solid again in two thousand and twenty so the yankees. The mets the cardinals the angels the phillies mccann and whoever doesn't get jt mutel going to transition their interest and pursuit much heavy so back to the japan guy coming over sugano. The padres giants in yankees could be interested in him again. He was posted. So they're going to have to pay his fee. But ultimately there is interest there stateside and he will be getting us an opportunity. But the mets. Continue to stay interested in george springer like i said if they're going mccain go springer and bauer and they're looking at those three because Going after mccann sets it up to go out field. And i liked that usa resources honestly. I'm a george springer over jt. Rio mutoko guy. Just based on the position they play in the value they bring. I think that's a smarter way to go. And the last news and notes. I have here for years. The blue jays they quote unquote have a backup candidate in mind if they're not able to get. Dj lemay mayhew to play second base up there in toronto and that back up candidate i think is gene segarra. So if they can't get dj lemay you to show up. They could potentially be looking at the gora to play second base as it's come out now today that they're interested in gene is well sell. But that'll do it. That'll wrap it up another episode. We did it another week in the books. We're getting there. It is thursday december third. Hopefully you guys are staying warm. Stay in safe. i know. Everything's crazy with the corona virus cove and nineteen the holidays last week. Hopefully you're still feeling good a week or so later. Christmas coming up. Get your shopping done. Stay safe no contact all that good stuff. 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Wednesday with Walton  December 2, 2020

Scoops with Danny Mac

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Wednesday with Walton December 2, 2020

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Which is this non tender day which we can talk more about but as you said Number of teams who might normally key players are potentially going to let them go because of the same financial straights that we still the customers. The cardinals You let golden longo. They're trying to save money. And maybe you know not lean into the wind in terms of certain players who may not have totally performed up to expectations. Yeah you know for fans that don't understand what this date means and non tender tender all those things in why. This is an important date in baseball especially this year and especially this offseason. Explain what is happening today in major league baseball. Yeah that's that's really interesting. Major league baseball is set up so that after players get six full years of major league service time then. They're eligible to seek their own employment as a free agent and wrapping up to that for players who have at least three years of service time for their fourth fifth and sixth seasons. They're eligible for their salaries to be set via arbitration. So when a player reaches three years for working fifty six year their salary start to go up in a stair. Step mode to the point. Their fifth year Players who are doing really well are gonna be earning a fair amount of money more comparable to what they might receive as a free agent in an annual salary so the cardinals are in a situation where they have five players who are reaching the first year barbara. That means they've got like three years of service and now it's the first time that they're gonna get money beyond the minimum salary in that range there. Red around six hundred thousand give or take a little bit and now they're out there. I have the opportunity to have their salary. Based on performance compared to other players in the past and that's kind of what the arbitration processes is about looking at players of similar experience of similar performance. And they're trying to set their salaries. Accordingly now they don't want teams and players to go to arbitration. They tried to do everything to get them to come to terms ahead of time. So the hearings aren't that common. They would occur in february right before spring training. But the idea is to come up with us. As i said a stair step process to give players more money now this not tender date is the date in which teams have to declare. Okay for those four five and six year players. I am definitely going to keep that player this next year. I making a commitment to that player. We don't know yet what their salary is going to be. But i'm i'm gonna keep those players around and that means that potentially the team would have to pay that player whatever the arbitration hearing ends up being and so some might say. Hey if i've got a guy that's kind of on the edge in terms of his value versus what he might make. Maybe i let him go with all these other free agents that may come on the market you know maybe i can get a better deal picking up somebody off the free agent market in terms of the the players at the cardinals have that are arbitration eligible. Let's go through some of those players and d anticipate The cardinals tendering them. At least the yes in In them a contract this year well. The cardinals have six players in the group. As i said five of them are in their first year in the arbitration process. And i think four of them are pretty much. You're guaranteed to be tendered. A contract starts with jack flirty. Who's obviously the staff and more of the conversation at jack. Clarity is not cardinals. Gonna keep twenty twenty one but are you know. Are they going to try to offer him a multi year contract and lock him down and there's some reasons why that would be a challenge right now. But clarity will certainly get tendered harrison. Baiters another one. He'll you know he's gonna make a salary increases well because of his defensive prowess then you've got the young pitchers alex in jordan hicks. Who again you gotta make a billion dollars or around about. They're not a huge amount and certainly arms. The cardinals wanna keep around the two guys that are probably in the question mark. Area one is the first year. Arbitration-eligible player john bubby and folks may remember the bubby ahead. Tommy john surgery last year. He's working his way back. He may not be ready to pitch. Probably won't be ready to pitch on opening day and the question you know which nobody can answer his houses rehab going to go over the next four five six months. Well he'd be ready to pitch in may or june her. When i ran the cardinals have to decide. But you know the reality is if grabby goes to arbitration going to make maybe eight hundred thousand something like that so in if the cardinals burgo. They're going to have to get a minimum salary player. Replace him. That's gonna make six hundred thousand anyway so the real question is how soon to the cardinal's think he can be ready to pitch pitch effectively so he could be a guy that they may or may not you know Keep the last guy. That is john gant who is in his second year of arbitration and he could make maybe a million and a half one point six million so he he would get like roughly a million dollar raise. You look at his comparison to other players again. You know was originally swing names starting to minor leagues and then he was a swing man and the last two years. He's been reliever only he's been very very effective for the cardinals We remember his success of you. Know retiring guys In the past Go grounding into double plays. That was back in two thousand nineteen Really rarely gives up home runs last season. He didn't even eat it in two thousand twenty. He didn't give up a home run at all but he missed the playoffs because he had a groin strain. So that's not anything serious over wrong but the cardinals have a lot of pitching. Have they have definitely have strengthened pitching but the question is you know to save a million dollars. Do you wanna do. You wanna let a guy john get-go re looking back to twenty twenty realizing how important that pitching depth was to saint louis cardinals interesting Financial questions coming ahead for the team. I also have to wonder too in the immediate future depending on wainwright not understanding the for sure what's happening with michael lists and you know. Israel is starter. John can't give you value as a guy that for a million bucks. If you needed to have someone start you know you go into spring training and you say well we. We know john. John is going to be healthy. He can give us some starts. And if this a year that we gotta have a guy that's a four or five we know we have thompson coming and some others that we could put in the bullpen. Maybe he's a guy that we want as starter. You know that. That's something to think about two. Oh absolutely dan. i think there's two there are two aspects of this to consider one is what you mentioned in that. Is this idea of bridge pitchers right. We've heard a lot about. I think the braves were an organization talked about this. Hey my starters statistical reasons why. I don't wanna go through lineup. A third time we know guys aren't gonna be able to pitch two hundred innings this year after not being the pitch that much last year so now all of a sudden it's gonna be really important to have a bunch of guys in the middle who can pitch the for fifth sixth innings before you get to your book in look at guys like gear pot's daily on dahmer if they're not in the rotation those guys are gonna play potentially huge role the other point i wanted to make on. Espn that if the cardinals decide that they want to go the trade route to help the offense. Sure what are you gonna trade. You're going to trade pitching depth. So i let a couple of guys go like that. The cost that much money when you're gonna walk at a depth. It's a very good point. I think it's going to be a fascinating day. Just in general with major league baseball. Not only if your cardinal fan with what's happening with the saint louis cardinals but this is the day that we've been pointing to that maybe Could flood the market with a bunch of names in the game. Just in general. What do you think what the game could be like today in terms of some big names being out there. Well first of all the population is. I don't know what the exact count. It's about two hundred and fifty players across gates. That's a lot of players who are in that score five six year salary range who art under contract already there a handful of players you know like a paul d. young for example who signed a long term contract who would be in this population if he hadn't already has a long-term deal but you know uh those two hundred fifty players and there's some big names out there kris bryant for example. Who's in his last year in you know would make i don't know like twenty million or more arbitration kyle schwarzer Gary sanchez the catcher for the Yankees hit so many home runs and then just had a terrible terrible twenty twenty Former carter tommy fan In san diego has gonna make at eight ten twelve million dollars and the padres may decide. Hey we'll go with a younger guy instead so we're going to see some big names potentially put out on the market. We already saw one happened yesterday. And that's rosario the outfielder for the twins. They apparently tried to trade him so now they put him on outright waivers to see if any team would pick him up to the idea. There would be if a team claims A player off outright waivers. That means that player goes onto their roster but claiming team then it assumes this responsibility to pay him in arbitration salary. Resigned has got hit like thirty two homers a couple years ago is a pretty good fielder only twenty nine years old so but you know he might make ten twelve dollars an arbitration. So it's again not only looking at the skills of the player but also you know. Where would he fit into your into your current budget in terms of of what we've seen in free agency the movement overall has been hardly any but when we've seen movement it's been on the pitching front right now. Brian and and really not the position front. And i gotta wonder if that changes after today. Kim said been sitting back and waiting to see who are these additional players that are gonna come onto the market but as you mentioned the case of the pitching there were several guys who were at the point where they were free agents had reached six years and their their teams made him a qualifying offer a one year. Deal to stay in. They accepted in time. Kevin gallen san francisco in marcus stroman with the met. So those guys said you know. I'll stay with my current team. I'll take the eighteen point. Nine million guaranteed for the year but then we saw the braves get very aggressive. A total twenty six million dollars on a morton andrew smiley so they filled out their rotation. We saw mike minor. Signed a two year deal with the royals and robbie ray. So there's half a dozen pictures right. There that have signed deals that pay them anywhere from from eight to nineteen million. So what this tells me is that they're you in. The middle of the market may not be quite as soft as i thought it was going to be. I kind of assumed coming into this winter. That the top free agents are going to get their money and you know everybody. Below is is not but so far at least on the pitching side. We've seen some fairly reasonable deals a little earlier than some of us may have expected. I don't know about you. I thought we would have a a resolution at this point on the designated hitter. Because i thought by december we'd have it because you've got to. Hey if you if you sit in a front office and you're trying to out a roster and you're a nationally club you've got to figure out a. d. h. You trying to figure out your team and you don't know if you have a now i would assume you're going to have that in the national league but you still don't know so that does surprise me a little bit that we don't have resolution on the designated hitter. I don't know about you. But i am surprised with that. If our folk swing ricardo nation they can read an article that i wrote a free articles for everybody to see roark last week about this. Because they're all kinds of folks who have gotten really upset and really concerned about this designated hitter issue and there's no doubt as you said there are legitimate reasons. Why deciding on the designated hitter yesterday would be a great thing. There's players like nelson cruz right. Who's who had at forty years. Old had a great year as it is for the twins but he doesn't know if he can negotiate with fifteen hundred thirty for offices as you said they're trying to set their rosters but the reality is last year. They didn't send disney here till june. Right saying you know teams like the cardinals out the the braves Gambled on mercer. They signed in a month before they knew there was going to be a designated hitter and a lot of folks myself included. Said you know you really wanna play him in left field for sixty games next year or whatever the number again. We didn't know at the time. How many games would be played. But the point is that the the brady gambled on ozone and they they ended up using designated hitter and he got a silver slugger so but to the point of the process. We have to step back and think about how decisions get made and major league baseball today. Everything that's important gets collectively negotiated between the owners and the players so first of all the owners have to get themselves together and say okay. We agree we wanna have disney hitter. Then they have to go to the players and whichever side perceives that they're giving to the other. They're going to demand something in return. I just going to say the the aren't going to just tell the players okay. Well we'll give you the designated inner without getting something in return. So let's say let's say that the that that happens worthy yours gonna ask for they'll probably gonna ask for a revised version of the expanded playoffs. Which was like the desma here. Last year was done on a one year. Only thing okay so now you wanna have expanded playoffs owners. How much you're gonna pay us players. Are you going to give us a percentage of the gate revenue and none of us know how much gate there's going to be or are you going to give us a guarantee up in by the way how big how big our roster is going to be and how much you're gonna pay in the regular season it opens up anyway. We're not getting off down to rabbit hole here is that there are dozens of decisions that have to be renegotiated every single issue that they negotiated last year. The owners and players. They have to do over again for twenty twenty one and they don't typically negotiate issues alicarte. They don't say well. Let's look at the designated hitter. She wants to decide that and we wanted the others. They look at the whole pie so as much as it would be great for designated hitter to be decided soon. I think it's gonna get tangled up and all the other decisions that get made before they ever play again in april or whenever opening day. Yeah it's a valid point. It isn't alicarte. I just wonder if this one needs to be. Because you know you're gonna look up and it's going to be january and you're gonna say oh Training is supposed to be in six weeks. And you don't know we have a normal spring training. Hopefully i'm i'm like I like to be optimistic. In that way. we don't know that yet And and it's going to be interesting too. Is that your winter. Meetings are right around the corner. Those are gonna be virtual and maybe there's some wheeling and dealing with that and that's when you would see some of this movement and we just don't know if that's going to happen to the other thing is as we talk about the beginning part of the call game you know. The free agent market is going to be flooded with players. And you're going to be. I predict they're going to be a lot of players. Went camps are ready to open. Let's saint february's normal. Who are gonna have jobs. And the cardinals were above average. The designated hitter role last year primarily because of brad miller a guy that was like you know secondary signing no no big deal couple million and granted bread nor performance slipped in the final month. There's no doubt about that. But the fact is overall cardinals designated hitters were above average in the national last year and it was a guy just off the scrap heat. So again you know. It'd be great if they went and signed nelson cruz or something like that but you know also got to pay him so i really think for the cardinals especially this designated hitter. Decision isn't really that big a deal. We all know matt carpenter's the guy who if they have a designated hitter is going to play that role anyway. So you know i. I don't see it as a big a deal as a lot of other people. That's all okay two more questions. I'll let you go. You've had great information today. You got flaherty. Baiter rao's hicks brady again all six. Are they tendered contracts. Today what do you think if it was made years would be. Yes i would say the four. For sheriff larry debater Guaranteed one hundred percent. If they weren't. I would be stunned. I'd say there's probably a seventy five percent chance gained isn't hybrid. Call a fifty fifty call. Maybe even forty percent the the cardinals could let him go but again it just seems to me to be kind of a penny wise pound foolish decision. At least the way. I the way i think of it. Okay and as always i ask you what's happening at the car donation dot com and folks. If you're thinking about a christmas gift for that cardinal fan your life subscribe Get a subscription to the cardinal dot com. Get somebody in your cardinal family. This subscription. Because it is great for minor league news. Cardinal news there's content there every single day content and it goes through historical stuff. What's happening now. So what are you working on. Right now brian. Well every monday morning we have a recap of the week across the cardinal nation. So we look at what's happening with a free agent signings and rumors and injuries and all that We have a history featuring in there where we look back at former cardinals. So we just finished our four part series on the history of whitey herzog back to even when he was a player of course. Our top fifty cardinal prospect lists for twenty twenty one continues in. We're almost down to the top twenty. So that will continue as a rate of one per day that we announced a new prospect. We also the number of cardinals between eight and ten cardinals are playing in winter. Ball in the dominican republic and mexico so we have reports every week on how the various hitters and pitchers doing as they continue to try to build their skills and position themselves for better jobs in twenty twenty one so new content as you said every day the carnation. Some of it's free some of it's for Subscribers and i guarantee you that if you subscribe you we'll get your money's worth absolutely amazon scribner and i love it and it's great stuff and we always catch up every wednesday here. Thanks brian for doing this. And i'll talk to you next week. Thanks greg thank you.

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Hour 3 - (06-27-19)

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Dan, NS Dan Patrick show boys. They're getting their game faces on as we got the championship game coming up the AU. A and also the last place game. We'll start with the last place game front row championship game row. And you can watch it on the DP show app. Yes. A lot of people are saying, how is this going to match up to last on Monday at two games in the upsets the almost upset the, the mistakes, then you follow it up with us all star celebrity Tuesday when the Adam Sandler. Yeah, how are we going to top are? So I have no idea. This has been an unpredictable season. You it doesn't go as scripted. It's by far the best season in a you. It is, and I had doubts about that, but it is it's the best season so far that we've had any American unathletic association of America. Eight seven seven three DP show. Email address DP Dan, Patrick dot com. Our poll question sponsored by man versus food on cooking channel, mclovin. Well, there's lack going on here. I we asked. Who would you most like to have in studio with the choices? We came up with Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen. It's really close McCartney one, Bruce, second, and Mick Jagger, but they're all clumped together. Okay. There's also a big gigantic K debate about NBA. Names start with k that has who is the best cat cay of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar seems to be on Twitter, the front runner. But is there any letter that can challenge K, if you were gonna put together at all time team, the keizer create, you know, the top three scores in NBA history all k-? Yep. Kareem abdul-jabbar. Yeah. Yet, one Paul m Michael Jordan. Magic Johnson right? My first two are pretty good, right? But can you go against Kareem Karl Malone? Cagey collide Leonard, don't discount empire Irving namely movie. Blaylock. First name only, I the first name. Oh, yeah. I am. Only if you came up with letters of the alphabet, best NBA teams vol- time that you could field. So I have Kobe onto my sportscenter so jealous this segment, they're going to be Gray's, going to be this is get up tomorrow. And, you know, Florio they're going to do a best letter NFL ladder, NFL draft. Yes. On PF. Okay. Okay. The case you've got Kareem. K G, Karl Malone Koby. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Colli. That's just a star you're leaving out a lot of players to. Yeah. Yup. And is aller in the picture. I got I got Moses Malone. I could throw in there with the M, and he doesn't scare me. All time though. Nobody patted his rebounding stats by getting. He would shoot three times and get three rebounds or two rebounds even score on the put back. We called it in Moses Malone growing. That hell with Larry Bird, and LeBron is, is getting some try like that. I like that. Boy, Kay is really strong though. I start with Kareem who's unguarded unstoppable. As much as we like to say. Michael Jordan, Kareem is the one player, nobody had an answer to in his prime no one did you know Michael, they did. They just basically beat him up. But Kareem no-one no-one could stop the skyhook. Yeah. So I have Koby cagey I got Kevin, I get Kevin Garnett. I calm alone. Man. That's a pretty good lineup there. Xavier mcdaniel? Let's get that less going ex ex, and I think it stops right there over. Yeah. I got an interesting Ajay with Jerry West. John, Havlicek with John, Lucas, a great player reserves, your Jerry. Jerry, lucas. Now. John Lucas, as a coach right? Yeah. Enjoys it. Oh. I try to do for your guy. Pete marron couldn't come up with Paul peers. Don't sleep on Joe Johnson J Paul presi no-no. See those don't mean that there's, like, there's, like four letters it feels like Patrick Ewing, badgering queuing. It it's like four letters in. That would be it that you would think that, that would be your four team round Robin tournament s was shack. There are a lot of PO through the. S would be there. K would be there. L. M. All right. Our friend big cat point down Twitter. This is the most late June. We need full discussion the history sports radio. No, I disagree, this isn't this is an accidental. We accidentally stumbled into this because I get tired of mentioning all these guy and big catch should know. We don't plan anything around here. There's no rehearsing here. John Stockton on the Jay's. Oh my gosh. We have to have a tournament here. If you aims harden. Jerry West jimmer for debt Jaksic Ma. Sprinkled outside shot for a big pin. Hey did he had a good before? Big men had outside shots Jaksic beheaded outside shot. Someone Nate risotto's w wilt, Walt Frazier Willis Reed, west until and world, be free. They probably don't want throw world in there. He would take shape. Yeah. You don't want world be free ticket all your shots while Fraser Wilt Chamberlain. No, you're talking about a ball dominant guard Lloyd B free. Let me say a couple of tweets here, Kemba Walker is more durable. Dan, Kyrie's on the downside, Kemba smart. Rozier, Celts need boards. Power forward. That's KB in Milford Connecticut. I mentioned Malcolm Brogdon to me would be perfect player for the Lakers perfect. Here's somebody in Wisconsin. Says brogden isn't it? Excellent player had the benefit of multiple years planning for Tony Bennett. I get why the Lakers would want him. But why would he want to leave Milwaukee and Janas better path to the finals in Wisconsin? Yeah. Could be. But is everybody going to stay? There's another one, another K Chris Middleton if he leaves the bucks. What does that say the bucks didn't want him? Does that reflect a little poorly on him? Or are they just in a money crunch? I have to pay on eventual. Yeah, they that's coming up here. But you know Middleton was an all star. But brogden to me was, I thought, if Milwaukee was going to win the title or go to the finals brogden had to play a huge role in. He was coming back from an injury. And here's another one, Dan. I disagreed with one of your guys. The first hour of Titanic was painful to get through. But I endured it just so I could watch the boats sink. Thank you. That's from George. Yeah. We, we've been all over the map as you might expect or come to expect on his program. We were talking about the band that continued to play the Titanic was sinking and I was curious. That's work ethic. When you go first, first ballot work. I think the Bannon the Titanic's winter, you think the boat is actually thinking after. Iceberg. But did the captain of the Titanic did he cares? But did he stay on the boat? I think so in the movie. Well with good tale Leonardo DiCaprio dies in the move. Honest call. Call and I didn't know that, that wasn't true. The whole, you know. The scene where he does that wasn't true to capital isn't based on a real person. I don't know if like because of the beginning, don't they have an elderly woman who's looking back on what happened? Yes, that night and I know that there were survivors, but I don't know if there was one where, you know, there was one there jewelry involved with Titanic or of necklace situations, something like that. I have not watched that movie all the way through. I have not either I seen that you have to. I don't have to. I mean there's no shocker. I've seen select scenes from it, though. Well, the only thing I feels like every time I turn it on Kate winslet's naked. That's the that's the one I say now season. Yeah. There is nudity and Titanic. Kate. Maware Kate Winslet. They're getting portrait painted or something. Be our live. You can stream it the next AT w event, all elite wrestling on Biard live. It's fighter fest, featuring the return of Jon Moxley, this Saturday, seven thirty eastern only on B. Our live Gerard in Maryland joins us here. Gerard? What do you have for me today? Dan, Bobby robust to twenty. All right. Over a first time call what I was thinking about what is the NBA cut the NBA season about twenty games? Right. But at the end of the season, they took the worst teams put them together had a tournament and whoever won that tournament would have been able to get the first pick. And then they would staggering staggering down like the winner would have gotten by on second place. I picked whoever they wanted. What do you think I mean, I would definitely watch that I would too. But here's the thing, if you win that do deserve the number one, pick, don't we wanna help the worst team, I still maintain once you are eliminated from playoff contention, the number of wins that you have or you're, you're winning percentage. You're winning percentage will give you the, you know, then we look at the totals there, and then that team because they played hard after they were eliminated from the postseason than it encourages you to continue to play hard because, as it is now I you know, you. You can't add more games. The NFL wants to add more games baseball needs to take away games. Football needs to look at not adding games. They're not going to subtract any games. And then the NBA when you're does load management bleed over to other sports. That's what I'm curious about. Because now member tiger tiger was doing load management by gearing up just to play in the majors. Like that's all he wanted. He knew he was judged on majors. Why do I wanna play in the lumber eighty four event or John Deere classic? I want to gear up for the majors. And if you're an NBA player, we judge you on what if you're winning and playing for championships. And why am I going to kill myself during the regular season? When I can just say, I'm taking seventeen games off is quieted. And LeBron is gonna do load management. But let's say you're football player and you say, you know, Tom Brady says, hey, I'm gonna play two more years, but there's going to be load management here now not that Brady would. But I want to I want to not play every single game here and baseball. What if my trout said, you know, I don't wanna play one hundred sixty two I'd like to play one forty five like why do we think it's just NBA related? With load management apple. I have I've seen it working football because even if your team is five no your quarterback. Can't take a game off. You can't risk even one. I, I can't see it in the first two months guys, don't come out of gate, member Payton. Never Peyton Manning. Never came out of gauge Sergey never them. He would never let his backup in the game. Never. So let's say a team is twelve and one and they've got they've got what three games left to the methods of self yet. Three games left, you could sit Tom Brady, but does he need to be that rested for the playoffs? He's not gonna want it sit. Right. But, but in other sports in baseball. I could see somebody saying that where you're over the age of thirty and you say, I'm gonna play this many games like Roger Clemens late in his career. I could see doing that. You don't you only need me once we're playoff eligible weren't. They talking about Clements. Coming back and even only pitch home games. Yes. The astros. Yeah. But I feel like load management. Is it going to affect? Two other sports here down the road like a guy like Ray Allen instead of retiring plays one more year. They say a play me every other night. And then when you need me in April and may, I'm ready. He's a more of a niche player. Would you say play me in just home games could Ray own play forty one game? I'd sign up for that. If I was at GM at when he was at his rail and a thirty eight I would take rail you can have rail and or not have rail because then you get them for all the playoff. Yeah. I got forty one games. I want you arrested you're just playing home game. Ray if you're listening, call in and I'll help you with your jump shot again. Yes, mclovin, if I was in MLB star and had like leverage, I'd be like I want to sit these games, and then if like Clayton Kershaw is on the mound against the member out. Guys used to have the what was it a rainy Johnson flu. I would never go it gets a big leftie. I think they also had they had the who was the tackled for the Cowboys. Oh, Larry Allen, Larry Allen, flew defensive players suddenly would get ill or injured. I think Warren, Sapp told us that store that you didn't want to go get slow. Larry Allen, Larry Allen might be the greatest offensive lineman, we've ever had Eric in Washington. Eric. Good morning. What do you have for me today? Dan? Five eight one eighty five. Go to all L team for you. I got Larry Bird, LeBron James Lew. Alcindor. Yes, you gotta throw center. Oh, little loophole. There were there. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Lenny Wilkins, isn't scaring me is Magic Johnson em or e no easy. We're getting a lot of questions on the lies in one area. H O Akeem. It's an age. He changed it, though. So there was a, a for a while wasn't there. Sure in college he was a keen, the drink. Do you like do I? Well, how long do you get him for? I think he might have started. The pros isn't a he, yes. So you get. Who, of course, I love Lou Lou. Good. Because didn't he win a title as Lew Alcindor with the bucks? And then he became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar play that, that Luo cinder back. He was a bad dude for the bucks lead that guy out that one you wanted to leave. So what's don't let them know supermax that guy. I had to turn back then get get something going collection. Pass a hat. Does he get too much of a pass for spelling Lou? L E W, by the way, that's. That's why he changed it. Wait. Are we going to get back into this because I got all this hate mail from guys who they're, they're saddled with the name g off and they said, stop blaming us. We didn't name ourselves. All right. I like to blame your parents, the parents who name their kids Jeff GAO f f although one of my favorite players of all time. Jeff Petri played for the Portland trailblazers co rookie of the year with Dave Cowans played at Princeton g off. Yes, I may have mentioned before, but I had a gym teacher. The weirdest thing of all time we went away for seventh grade. His name was Ken KEN Kenneth spell. We came back the next year. He told us in nounce to the class the gym class. He changed his name legally, the Ken with two N's, how much of a difference is that making day to day, you know what out? If it did everybody, then call him. Hey, ken? I spent my eighth grade. Okay. Ken that stabler and spelling spelling, Tom T? H O M. And Kenneth I get thumb is not good. Thom Brennaman is thong. Thumb brenham Dom York. Not his all yet. Tom York, thong Hosea thumb. Yes. Hamas would Todd Nina Todd with one d if we paid for it. That doesn't really interest me saves time. There's a lot of time on writing stuff. No one even really calls me that anyway, talk to everybody. It seems a little pretentious when you're doing the who do change their name who who hates their name, if you could change, mclovin. Maybe I like Andrew, it's pretty middle of the road. Okay. Maybe you wouldn't have it. I I don't think you did it now. But like as a kid growing up at anyone not like their name because they usually got made fun of any reason. I didn't I didn't think of it because I'm named after an uncle, but your name salad, too. How it Daniel, Dan? And it's all right. Yeah. Todd. I'm probably Joseph. He's the one who's got to change. Happy with Todd. You can't you're better than that. Yeah. Really? Where would we be would be like, what do I look like I guess, limited is tied? You're not going to be president United States with the name Todd. There comes president. Chad know anyone happy with nothing. You can't. It's not your fault and the Nobel prize winner Todd. No. Seriously? Todd how you not to press with Todd? How you how about Steve? Everyone likes to guy named Steve, Steve's a cool guy to hang out with Stevo Stevie. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. But his does he go by Stephen? P. H. R. V. Oh. He's the exact opposite of the guy you want to hang out with. Yeah. Okay. Stephen, you like your name Paul. Oh, you're a, you're a not a junior. You got a second year this. I never really thought about it. People used to bag on my last name, but big PBR paps urban. But it wasn't really like being made fun of its original last name. Patrick Seton O'Connor the third down. I probably didn't like my name much when I was younger. But I don't know that anybody likes anything when they're younger. So the, you know, the only thing that I don't like, now when I was younger everybody called me, Pat. Hey pal. And now that I'm older. I don't like that. So a lot of times if I go home to New Jersey and feel like, hey, Pat, how you doing, or if I introduced myself, and I'll say, hi, I'm Patrick, and then some guy who's always like that. Like regain like. Hey. All right, Pat. No, man. I just said, Patrick name is Patrick, Pat, it back to me. Yes, mclovin. Do we do? Some people get even more famous because their name like LeBron. So original and Zion. Zion Williamson was Larry Williamson with the draft have shaken. I still I still think he would have gone number one overall. No, no, no, no, no. But we've been excited about it like RJ Barrett. I just got a message from somebody that said what in the hell are you all talking about? Just because I'm right in this country. Right. And spots. Nobody understands what we're talking about. Yes. Todd thing I don't like my name is Ben. Tom Todd is more unique or not as popular Tom's. I'd say eighty five percent of time someone asks much. I'm not enunciating properly, the oh, hey, Tom just leave it alone. And they think I'm Tom for if he's Ned Williamson Nikes, not signing to one hundred million dollar deal. Ned Williamson Ned Ned has some limitations. Yes. I but you know what you always remember names, you know, somebody who has a unique name. There's something about that. And you want to be remembered it, you don't want to have a name where hey, I'm Brittany, and I'm Britney and, you know, you have different names than I do think that, that helps you in your life. You always thought that Shaquille, O'Neal has the perfect name for marketing, because it's, it's original, no one had it back then now everybody does. But Shaquille, O'Neal it rhymes? It's easy to his, his nickname is shack. It's even shorter. He had the per, you know, he had everything for marketing the name, you know what just happened to me yesterday. I went up to I saw a guy that I know who he was across the street from my house. He was talking to another guy that I didn't know. So I went over to say Hello to the guy that I did know and walked up to them, and I was like, what's up to the dude that I know. And then the guy is talking to us said, hey, how you doing? I'm patrick. And then he said, hey, how are you? So and so came in his name back. So then I stayed for about twenty minutes talking. And then when I left, I was like, all right. I got split. I'll see my friend later, and then I say, hey man, nice meeting, you, and he was just like, yeah, Patrick nice meeting you too. And he knew my name and threw it, right. Back to me and I had already forgotten his. It's such a power move. Oh, yes. Throw it. Then it just it hung out there where he's like, all right. Patrick nice meeting. You and I was like, all right. Dude, you to get just hung out there. Like clearly I don't remember your name. There's a lot of guys in this world who are named dude in my world. All right, man. What's up dude of sport? Hey, what's, hey, bud? It's bother it still bothers me that he was able to any put nice strong handshake out there at trick. Right in my eyeballs. All right, Patrick, nice meeting, you. Okay. Man. You too. Yes, mclovin. Yeah, you gave me. Hey, bud until about your four. We'll take a break here. Phone calls coming up, we got basketball and a little more than an hour the last place game. And then the championship came a you a and you can watch it all unfold in its full glory on our damn Patrick show app, twenty two after the hour. Dan Patrick show. Support for the Dan Patrick show podcast comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Home is so much more than a house. It's your own little slice of heaven. That's why when you find the perfect place for you and your family, getting a mortgage shouldn't get in the way. 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Williamson comes right out of the NCAA tournament number one pick and he'll be starting in the NBA and being the face of a team once the last time you had a player that you went on. I just saw him playing in high school or college. And then he goes to have a big impact. I mean, did did Stephen Strasburg was he where did he go to college San Diego State? Maybe I think with Tony Gwynn as his coach. I think so. Right. And then he came up, and he was four or five months after college. He was pitching, but like that's every five years. Yeah. You just that's part of the reason why we're not watching those games with the same kind of feel and passion that we do the other sports. It's because you're watching them, and while it's competitive and good baseball, by the way. Call ravage did a wonderful job hosting the college World Series really did a great job is the play by play voice there. But. You're just not. It doesn't transfer into all. I'm going to see that guy next week. He'll be called per drafted, and plus the baseball draft how many rounds do you like if you don't get drafted? You gotta be really bummed. It's hard to not get drafted when Mike Piazza like the sixty second round. How many how many rounds do they have now the NBA used to be what nine rounds and now it's just too, mclovin. But the way you're saying this makes town like college sports are popular because they set up the pro sports which might be true, but, you know, like do we like college basketball and college football because we know those players will have a future. And I think it helps like calm. I think it helps because you're watching unless you're watching Carson Edwards at Purdue. Now, I immediately started thinking is he goes off during the tournament? Can he play in the NBA like nip next season? Jimmer for debt when he was playing at BYU. Everybody thought the same thing who's going to drafting Bobby Hurley Duke who's going to draft him. Can he play it was it was immediate? We're watching these players. Now. You know, Trevor Lawrence, you're not asking this yet, but you are thinking when he's ready to go from Clemson. How good are you going to be? Does he start right away? Day and it just feels like we what we're looking at. We wanna look at the future and in baseball, you don't get that opportunity. Because the future is not now a couple of phone calls Carlos in Texas joins us now. Hi carlos. Hey, Dan, six four to twenty. All right. I just wanted to chime in on the on the NBA teams. I think the I have a one starting with dis that can be competitive against ELS, starting with Damian, Lillard, Dwayne Wade. Dominique Wilkins, Dirk Nowitzki and David, Robin. My like getting skies, my then. Thank you Carlos. Yeah. Do we, I think K is the front because my, my bench is deep to like, I'm going ten deep with the letter. K yes, mclovin. You're getting all sorts of logistical questions, penny. Hardaway P, or you're getting Metta world peace. I know I know I guess, Jamaal Wilkes is he and k or j well, I don't think Jamal. Like I like silk Wilkes, but he's not he's not going to be in the conversation. Now we just stumbled upon this. I didn't go boy, people are going to bring then up, and we just sort of said, man, there's so many ks and then you start to go. How about the number of ks all time tomorrow? We got that segment NFL quarterbacks by middle name. Yeah. Yeah. That'll be stolen and they'll be taken that Scott in Virginia. Nice. Scott date, locally going coming. Another. And we've lost Scott, by the way, there's forty baseball rounds. Forty. Thank you, Todd. Just give you Dan. What you're saying about players not coming in the league that early. I've got the two thousand sixteen major league baseball draft in the first round first round guys six of them have played in the in major league baseball, six of them. Made it to the show out of the thirty plus guys taken in the first round. None of them are impact people. They're all average batters average pitchers Ron and California. Hey, ron. Hey guys, thank you. I've been kicking around this taking idea with the NBA, this is what I've come up with. And I'm probably wrong. But I figured I'd run it by you, hold the NBA lottery as a lottery is always then every year, but hold it at the all star break and take the winning percentages from that lottery. Now, if the team's winning percentage is less than it, what's the time the lottery, they go. They moved down in the draft order as punishment for tanking. So, in other words, if a team has whatever percentage and they're picking I but actually tank for the rest of the season. They actually moved down the draft order down the fourteen or or whatever. So. That may not. Yeah. Thank you, Ron. Yeah, I want I want these teams to play hard down the stretch. Once you're eliminated the number of wins that you have, because if you're really bad, you're going to be eliminated before everybody else, therefore, you get a jump start on trying to win more games. Can you do that, with the NFL? Can you do that once you're eliminated and but there's only going to be a couple of games there. And that that's the difficulty because teams are tanking finding ways to tack. And I think that they fixed it or did a pretty good job here with the NBA where the Knicks didn't win. It was New Orleans that end ended up winning the lottery. I don't know if it's good for basketball. But I think for the competitive balance of I want these teams to play hard and not just like their times when I would tune in, I watch the Knicks and I and I follow basketball, and I would say, I have no idea who some of these guys are none. And I think they took great pride in. And this is always where I always love this win an owner coaches. We're trying hard out there like Derek jeeter had that nonsense. Where'd those guys are trying hard? They are. But so are Polian. Fritzy, when they're on the basketball floor. They're trying hard. They're just not good. I'm not putting my best team out there. And that's really what this comes down to the Marlins. You do a disservice to those players, because they're not ready to play major league baseball some of them and you put them out there because a tank we can tank, and we can get some draft picks here. You got five good soccer seconds. Paulie? Are you ready for this ready? Always here we go. Five good. Soccer seconds. Josie L to door with a bicycle kick. US men beat Panama one nil bicycle kick in. Love the bicycle kick was was Pele the first to give us the bicycle kick. Oh, that's a good question. Remember he did it in the movie victory with that's the goal. Yeah. Michael Cain run in the midfield at age fifty seven. I'm always jacked up Goodman? Michael Cain is not, not Stephen Girard over there. No. I'm hearing a fella named leeann Nitis. Leo night is only nine ten idea. Yes. Is was he a one neighbor aren't all great soccer players on the first one neighbor was Pele? Wow. Like a world famous canal you was George Joe. Joe canal. Yeah. So it was two names. Yeah. Like purely one name. That's more of a country thing, too, because Brazilians do that. Because their names are lot longer their full given. And if you were cut cau-, would you just be calm? You were going to change it that name depending how you stress syllable. It's totally changes. Yes. Yeah, it could be a little dangerous. They're five good. Soccer seconds. Brought to you by direct TV four K. And if you haven't watched the women's World Cup and studying four K you're missing out a great. It's, it's lifelike picture quality rich colors four times, the resolution, hence the named four K Todd. So four times the resolution of HD easy to remember. Yes. You don't what HD stands for Todd think it's high definition high. Absolutely. Don't miss the twenty one thousand nine FIBA women's World Cup. That is from FOX FOX Fox Sports too. If you don't have four K, you can go to AT and T dot com slash Patrick, four K for more information this day in sports history that'll be coming up as well. I had a stat here on Cody Bellinger, if we could get the stat of the day music, that would be great three to one. Cody Bellinger, hit his ninetieth career home. Run last night in his three hundred seventy second game passing Mike Piazza for the fewest games to ninety home runs by a dodger. The answer holds the franchise record fewest games to one hundred home runs reaching that milestone in his four hundred twenty second game. Four active players hit ninety home runs in fewer games than Cody Bellinger. Gary sanchez. That's all Sanchez does is hit home runs. Doesn't he for the Anki, Joey Gallo, Ryan Braun, Giancarlo Stanton? No whatever. That stat means to you, Cody Bellinger continues. His warm wiz. Dave Roberts, the dodger manager yesterday at about this time. We're talking about it is the baseball. He didn't want to use the word juice. And I don't know if that's one of those where you get a call from the Commissioner or somebody says, hey, you know, let's ex nay the juicy j you know, talking about the baseball's here being juiced up. I don't know Dini to why not. It doesn't it feel like you're at least talking baseball. If you're baseball it, you know, the netting by, by the way, did you see where they had the medical condition for that little girl? Will she was two years of age? I thought she was four not that, that matters. But I mean, she was just a baby and got hit fractured skull in that cubs Astros, get. And they just came out with her condition, and she suffered a fractured skull. But, you know, baseball what are we talking about with baseball juice? Baseball's the protective netting. Do we reduce the number of games? What else are we talking about race? If game is that you know, you have the twins who are the best team in the American League right now and nobody can name more than three to one Minnesota Twins. Yes, mclovin. Let's Reggie Miller said that he thought baseball is all depending on how good the Yankees are. And the Yankees are surging. So maybe that's something that can rally the sport a little bit. But if you have the Yankees and the dodgers does that sometimes mask, really a bigger problem with baseball. And I people think that I root against baseball, and I grew up loving baseball. I would love to have a little bit more of baseball being played instead of just homerun derby. I, I would like that. I'd like the guys that this is what's happened. Here's the great secret not so great secret in baseball. They're bringing these players up who throw one hundred miles an hour, and they shouldn't be up because they haven't conditioned themselves to get ready to go to the majors. They're throwing at least one hundred miles an hour, they're going to blow out there. Ormes Jordan, Hicks justed this, and you had Tommy, John surgery. This is what baseball's become at that position. We bring you up, we use you. We blow out your arm. We send you back to get surgically repaired. And then we welcome you back. And that's not the way you develop pitchers. I don't know what pitching is going to be like, in five to ten years, but you're not gonna have workhorses it doesn't seem like unless they realise you know, we got to do something because we can't have these Jordan Hicks out for at least twelve months. He threw one hundred and five miles in. That's why I said to the Dan, at least surprising headline. I've seen in sports in a long time. Jordan Hicks out with Tommy, John surgery. 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That's the second highest percentage, all time among players with at least three hundred career hits. I'm curious who is on this list here? Mark Maguire Mike McGuire. Mark Maguire thirty five percent of his hits almost thirty six percent were home runs. He's number one all time, and then it's Gary Sanchez. Chris Carter is on there. Aaron judge is on their Kyle Schwarzer. Whatever happened to Kyle Schwarzer? He's still doing okay. Yeah. Still raking member. Russell Branyan played with the Phillies Adam Dunn's on here. Chris Davis, the other Chris Davis. Dave Kingman King Kong. Ken, Phelps Harmon Killebrew, Ron Kittle young John Carlos Stanton robbed here. Jim Thome e. Yes. Pulling the nine thousand nine hundred Mark Maguire had said, I eight McGuire Mark Maguire, had seventy home runs and sixty base hits like to where he got the first base. It sounds like fritzy's highschool. Who do you think was was worst in high school? You know, talking about like just didn't have a good career in high school. You know what I mean of us? Yeah. I don't think anyone was rolling if you know what I mean. Well, once I stabbed my jump shot, then word quickly got around school, and then the ladies became interested. I'm going to say toddler, maybe because you're in an apartment in Brooklyn. Yes. Yeah. A little bit tougher, but he was unbelievably ripped and good luck was he was the best looking of all of us, Dan. I could have had my own bachelor's Lofton Chicago. And I don't think it would help the time I lived at the playboy mansion wouldn't have mattered. There's actually documentary out about my high school career. What's that movie with where there's the second attention in high school? Breakfast club. Why farmer Ted that nerdy character? That's my life like trying to kill himself is you gotta be in which up and added fake girlfriend. Niagara falls. 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What are your idols, George Carlin, love, George cotton? And he just did a whole bit about how Fetig named Todd. Do you ever this team sports history? It's quick one in one thousand nine hundred eight in Atlantic City. Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in ninety one second, I was there, I think it was actually this day in sports history to that. Tony hawk landed the first ever recorded nine hundred. Aw, that was a big deal, but it wasn't an airy controversial. It wasn't a ten eighty it was a nine hundred nine nine hundred zero yeah, because it's one eighty and then it's nine hundred eighty three six seven twenty and it was controversial. They're big deal. Yeah. Of course it was this team sports history brought to you by continental tire. I think mclovin takes the title. I've yet to see anything out of the crush, that would convince me otherwise they did win the last game. But mclovin seems to be unstoppable in the second half. Is there Sarah Mony for first and second place medal? Stand, we have trophies. We have a lot of different awards to hand out. Why are you so down the crush right now? And why is setting me up for fail? Because you're on the team taught hours that one Todd. I will say, oh, please. Boehm. Wow. You got me. That's why they play the games. Do you want to put something on at tot? We can think of something like what the letter d you lose a d. Bye. Dame will add and I will add an and Dan. You have to take that. Yes. Or no talk. Yes or. No. That's asking a lot. I'm adding an end. My name. What big? Todd title game coming up in a half hour. Coming soon to podcast, one, the z podcast with Rick Fox jas hall, and Todd ROY log onto see the world behind the east force you love. And find out what good game really means from the trio, who's taken the business by storm, including the three time NBA champion behind team, echo, FOX download you episodes of the podcast every week on apple podcasts and podcasts one. Geico presents yet. 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REShow: Daniel Jermiah. Hour 1 (10-30-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

45:54 min | 1 year ago

REShow: Daniel Jermiah. Hour 1 (10-30-19)

"Dominate the competition with your fantasy picks and RJ bells dream preview on comcast sports net is your secret weapon to victory I said the fact they didn't running up in week one tells me this guy so confident he wants to hide his strength no matter the matchup RJ's got you handled with topnotch analysis for the thank you for listening to this podcast one sports net production available on Apple podcast and podcast one football season is here and not to win a game three on the road of this series down Oh to I don't proper to say when they got him at the trade deadline from Arizona that's our game seven starter buddy is and Max Scherzer who couldn't go in game five because of neck and back spasms Dave Martinez seen a road team win game six when the first five road team victories forced the game six we've never seen that consecutive road team wins as we have seen that was the first ever road win in a game six of the Cheetah and learn your animal isn't the Cheetah but the far less appealing blob fish come on NBA Basketball or hockey you name it we've never seen a seventh game forced by six and certainly assure itself of the one seed giving themselves this game seven opportunity at home just in case if we said that's what he was acquired for you know finals or final or postseason series of any sort in the history of baseball basketball verses accuracy and if we said that Gretzky was acquired back at the trade deadline to make this team deeper in the rotation and we have got ourselves a three hour program in store for you leading to a game seven of a world series game seven of eight insult to injury you could've used those fifteen blood fish minutes to switch your motorcycle insurance the Geico Geico fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on motorcycle insurance everybody welcome to this edition of the rich Eisen Show live from the studios in Los Angeles California my name is Richard World Series and it's the first ever game seven not just of a world series but it's the first game seven of any major North American sports no breath we almost had complete game in a world series and game sex you ain't in the third edition envelope or he was just saying hey folks we're going to game seven and here's here's the modern a modern day not maybe the modern day by the end of tonight we might be able to call them that lander to start the thing and and as we learned afterward Strasburg was being told by pitching coach he's tipping his pitches they worked on it and he was he worked into the night aw and now I thought from GEICO motorcycle it took fifteen minutes to take a spirit animal quiz online please be the Cheetah the he's a Modern Day Jack Morris come your way and a guy who wants took on Jack Morris in game seven is going to be calling us at the top of hour number two it's the world series for sure and then obviously since it's never happened in any of the other North American sports that has seven game series we've never based on what I saw how I sought took it all in heard the explanations based on all of that they got the call right walk they got the call right the number of times that you see a guy run from home plate to first base and not being that lane what is it glove contacted him all of it all of it can be argued you can argue that the glove contacted him fine he was flat out inside I'm in the bullpen last night just to start airing it out I don't know why maybe because it was three two at the time and they flee thought he needed to close he just needed to get to game seven for this series has been amazing and then we saw Strasbourg take the mound last night and give up to in the first after the national scored one off of you are as a pitcher Brad Peacock did which is throw it towards the runner could you'll get the call it happened I don't think in real time he's thinking throw it to the runners top of the seventh inning that has gotten so many people talking around water coolers today and I will just start by saying this NFL and the NHL does which is get on a microphone and explain what the Hell is going on too your baseball does not require their arm pires to do what the the guy knows how to talk to the media he knows how to explain things and he knows how to do it calmly and he did it with Ken Rosenthal that's John Smoltz who's calling the game tonight called the game last night and he and Joe or spot on on a wild yeah well I I know your whole heartedly I know that and I know most of people who might be seeing sitting here saying ten almost ten times out of ten maybe ninety nine times out of one hundred we see it all the time so why call it in game six of a world series because he contacted with the glove and the reason why the call got made is because he did contact the glove period he's reaching for the ball and the batter is not specifically one hundred percent by rule in the laney supposed to be in which by the way every that essentially the guy was not in the baseline properly and he's out and Holbrooke made the call on but I don't know maybe you save him for tonight it's GonNa be all hands on deck yeah all hands on deck tonight Max Scherzer fans were going nuts and the reason why Dave Martinez was going nuts and they had a right to go nuts is because I'm going to be consistent everybody in the stadium and everybody sitting at home they don't require them to do it and it leads to the same thing listening watching I thought he was inside the baseline the entire time hit the bag and when you're when the glove is afterwards this is what he said when he explained to Ken Rosenthal a okay he said to Ken Rosenthal after the game the call you're GonNa make and I know Sam Holbrook is getting lit up today about all that stuff and the reason why Holbrook's getting lit up and the reason why go on the air after the game and explain it he's a hall of Famer and he's also a former broadcaster in Joe Tori the fix is to explain what the hell is happening because if you're sitting there at home like the rest of us Oh holy heck of a mess now then it least they've got the right guy as chief baseball officer he's trying to throw out the first base makes a bad throw if he's so inside the baseline why does his foot land in the middle of the base because he was inside the baseline the entirety out because yes the contact was made with the glove it's not reviewable because it's a judgment call well hold on a second eighteen eighty seven Dan Patrick had dave pallone the empire who called this rule in nineteen eighty seven of the NL CS between the giants and cardinals he said a thousand percent that's the runners are never in the right spot there never in the right spot you could go all throughout last night's game seven and seeing every runner run the same way that Turner it every time right if this is the issue then they need to do what they do in in college rec softball is put the orange based on the outside which is us and you're seeing this happen out of the blue and you just see an empire point to a base that guy goes here this guy is out your the after further review we saw that he was close enough in a baseline play stance is called second and third. What's wrong with that honor isn't we could see oh yeah run the same way all the time saying it's GonNa it's GonNa go against the runner it's going to go against the runner it happened in nine L. trying to catch the ball he didn't notice the glove came off his hand that's when Sam Holbrook called him out for basically interference why isn't it lines he ran the first base that wasn't the call the call was the fact that he interfere with Guri that an actual replay could help us Juda Kate place that aside so then if it's not reviewable why the hell would under headsets again this could all be right he's running in fair territory all the way till he got to first base and John smoltz said in the broadcast last night and I've profits he will say it again we need here at the top of hour number two explained in real time but it wasn't how to wait till afterwards till Joe Torry explains it roll tape on that one they went to headset Davey was the headset it confuses the hell out of everybody and if a manager thinks that a ruling wasn't properly interpreted in real time the entire time but when he hit the bag he was by rule close enough and I don't WanNa read the rule but they basically say there is some leeway about whether you're in the lane or not right if interference is called it's not it's a judgment so there's no it's not renewable all right so let's take this one step at a time he got called what I think Kyle Schwarzer tweeted out last night put the orange based on the outside have a base to run to I'd have a base to run to that might fix it but again it doesn't matter if it's a judgment call that's where the protests can come in instead of basically saying you know what if you think we did I'm sure all my buddies and Major League Baseball said we don't need help but let me let me help you out here if it's not reviewable and you can't go to the headset don't go that's what I told you he contacted the glove and you know the glove contacted him he's not in the right spot and I understand that really out of control for a bit when he was yelling at Sam Holbrook and they went to the headset just to you know no it's not reviewable for whatever because it's a judgment call while it was a judgment after the fact onate involved an actual line and an actual foot really what they did he was asking them to go to the headset and that's that's basically what they did oh my gosh all right let me help the Major League Baseball how the Hell is that not reviewable certainly if the place already been played out in the same way that the NFL will not blow the whistle let the play get played out look at it under review and it can sure that you know everything that they will tell on him was double check so they went to the headset and they told him you know right back one is if you think that there was a rule that wasn't interpeted properly you have the right to ask the Empire to go to the headset and that's basically get it right and it's not reviewable and it's not protest the ball just happen headset so everybody in America the judgment call that can be reviewed to see izzy in the baseline or not right lane or not canopy interpreted that he was out of the lane think we don't know what the hell we're doing because we have already heard from the announcers it's not reviewable so you're sitting at home saying do they even know what the hell they're dealing which so if contact is made with the glove regardless of where you might be back let me get onto the microphone to explain to everybody sitting here in minute maid park that's wondering what's going on and let me explain everybody at Home Act a judgment call and you know he made the right call at first base and that it was not protesting because it was a judge me behind home plate and tell David Martinez you can protest it? What's wrong with that why can't accents than Davy Martinez gets jetted because I would get ejected to doesn't matter if you're game six I'd go Bobby Cox on steroids which is what Dave Martinez thing and that's when he goes crazy and he co you come out of a commercial break you're sitting at home and you have no idea because an empire doesn't say by role Davy Martinez has been told it's not protest it's not reviewable but we'll go under the headsets because that's what baseball told you you could ask for and we come back and tell you the same damn by the way and umpire needs to go under the hood to ask somebody back in New York City to read them the rule book Davy this is our judgment this is a judgment call by rule you may not review it you may not protest we are sorry we see it this way you go back or baseball changes it by rule you may protest it but we cannot review it you must view are certain spot on the baseline it's runner interference play stains called turn off the microphone go behalf Klay reviewable it's a judgment call that's why in there are no judgment calls I'd like Fitch Somebody's in a rundown between first and second and it's the same thing not like okay it's not challengeable it's not reviewable bill but here's what we're going to do you want us to double check we're going to did and by the way Bobby Cox last managed to get thrown out of the world series and being game six in the nineteen ninety-six World Series again John smoltz joins US top of the next hour so hell's going on could you imagine if the NFL did that could you managed the NFL did that in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl Paul you can't protest the judgment what was Davies point of view debut just wasn't agreeing he'd dinner last thing we tell the managers when we have our meeting before game one fused here's Torie after the Ma- after the game he ran as a forty-five restraining align we is supposed to run as a base runner in between those those which technically game six is for world series could you imagine if the NFL did what Major League Baseball did last night I oh my gosh they might have to buy Greenland is sending Roger Goodell to it selves they have to check it all it does just create what you saw last night and it's fixable microphone and send them to some sort of class in in January microphone class clicking on by rule bag and also made contact with the first basement causing him to lose his glove by role the runner the number of times that you see an nfl coach be told by referee can't challenge that coach the runner was ruled out side of the lane half of his body his left foot was outside of the lane as his right foot contacted what's wrong with what is so wrong with that manager's still in a game six of a world series I mean that was nuts and again the ops should know the rule book by themselves and be able to explain it the we'll go under the hood and make everyone in America and the stadium thank that we're reviewing something that we know is not reviewable let's go into the headset yeah on day where the jets may Jamal Adams either available or listening about him didn't amazingly enough the only trade was a dollar kidding me thank God the nationals won the game and this didn't decide the world series Roy Renton going yard to kind of remove yeah think I've gotten my pound of flesh not like okay I know that's not reviewable and I know that it is not protest but I was told by baseball beforehand if eight four four two four rich number two dow Koa to see what happens tonight diehard San Diego Padre Fan Daniel Jeremiah is GonNa join miss he's also a radio analyst for the The Los Angeles chargers Let us know what happened with Ken whisenhunt and what went down what what is what's the problem with that at least umpire at least a manager thanks okay I've got at least some recourse afterwards you go back down we just checked with our river back in New York yeah I it's it's it's a no go and we're not gonNa tell anybody in the stadium or at anybody at home what no no no no yes and no 'cause the call again in my mind was correct yes but you don't want game six out due to interference and the runner on third must return to first one out and go back to home plate I have a question like that still let send them right who had set to double check like what are we doing is there a double secret probation did they not know the rule book you know what's really scaring missing out on Geico for help with homeowners and renters insurance GEICO makes it easy to see a bunch grace the idea let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to that list and the good thing is you don't have to drop off or pick up anything all you have to do is go to GEICO DOT com world series under protest and then you you don't want that protests the protest wouldn't be upheld I understand but it's major blackout at least Martinez it was kind of a a an osweiler deal we'll take your player and your money and you will we'll take your player and the money and also draft choice for the right to you sending them here eighteen minutes you could be saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance extra money in your pocket of course this may be the most rewarding to do you do today for future consideration we'll figure it out eventually last chances at Cape to a place for the Dolphins Zero Point Zero Blue Karski so we've got that Nick John smoltz knows what a game seven's all about he's calling it tonight Max for stopping the Formula One driver for Aston Martin Red Bull racing will be here in studio wins acquiring a player a guy who's injuries and a draft choice well that's again just to clear space eventually for yes jalen Ramsey get sign here in Los Angeles this can be our poll question brought to you by Truecar car shopping confusing terms like dealer price list price invoice truecar shows you what other people paid for it's fixable it's not reviewable we're not going to the headset but it's protested will make it all protests but what you can't protest a judgment call right and John McCain will call in from Houston as we talk about everything going on Jj watt is out for the season. The rockets obviously had Chris Paul in their house earlier this week Astros early results here sixty one percent Washington closes it out all right well I think a lot of people are very competent and Max Scherzer but we'll see what type of pitcher we sticking around the Baras just getting started off call today and see how easy homeowners and renters insurance I was basically saying Dj that that baseball needs to take the NFL replay model which is to tell a manager it's not reviewable too bad and not go under the headset I'm pretty sure I knew how might be haunted what makes you say that the furniture is levitating on the ghost hole yeah that's that's the car you want so you can recognize a good price when you're ready to buy a new or used car visit truecar to enjoy a more confident car buying experience it's as simple today right Chris Yeah pretty simple who has the world series tonight national we've never seen it before let's turn our attention to the to the trade deadline in which Aqib Talib editor I mean if I told you the dolphins would acquire a housed NFL picks around now is that true not I don't know very optimistic download RJ bells green preview every week on apple podcasts and podcast one dot com get out there John smoltz joins the top of the next hour he's my draft and combine compadres he is the radio analyst for the Los Angeles chargers in his move the sticks podcast stood to double check a rule and on top of it make the UMPIRES announced to the crowd what the hell they're seeing and what ruling they're making and then just move on up too much of his time we're already a little late for him but I had to get that out of my system that's next on the richeisenshow everybody's got a to do list drop off the dry cleaning pick-up some milk here's with Bucky Brooks an NFL media group is must-listen he's Daniel Jeremiah how you doing dj I'm doing great with one rich great baseball last night I you know what it's the little bit a little more efficient there I get that but man the The drama in these Games has been outstanding at the with the road team winning all these games it's nuts I know we haven't we've never I don't even know what our poll question phone line's lit we're GONNA take your calls yeah at symbol who wins tonight nationals astronauts let's go to Dana Jeremiah's got a got on one A. Player as only major trade if you will on on deadline day I'm sure it got knocked over with a feather why why so little movement based on your your you're telling I think probably because we had so much movement before the deadline you know when you have the Tunsil trade which was huge you have the Minka Fitzpatrick Trade Douglas told Michael K on on the radio I don't take that personally I mean does appear to me that this this has got to be a Humpty dumpty trying to put it back together situation arguably your best player Daniel Jeremiah here on the rich Eisen show what makes the Patriots defense so damn good in a way that we've never seen it like this Ej I mean certainly when it's players like Jamal Adams within tweeted out that he told the team last week he wanted to stay in now and basically put it out there that he felt flayed I'm paraphrasing that but that that's I mean he basically said the GM went behind my back and shopped me around two teams wouldn't you think well I mean you saw the other name mentioned was lovey on bell and we saw his video last night and and so you know him and Joe at already had it Joe Douglas went on Michael K show New York to say he wasn't shopping them he was just listening what was happening there as you can tell yeah I think it's but he said look from where I'm from you people call you listen and he didn't mention the name but where he's from is Ozzie newsome that's where Joe spent over acidic top five at their positions and and that's what's incredible to me is Gilmore's a top five player and you got according to safety is a top five player outside it's been pretty normal situation where you kind of say who's untouchable on your team and he's Sam Darnold quarterback untouchable he's got a young guy that you believe the future at that out of that it's just a great testament to guys you know playing exactly where they're supposed to be an exact same leverage position that they need to be doesn't that he didn't trade these guys tells you what their value is and and I think that's just being a responsible gm I I listen to Jo's press conference yesterday and I haven't had a chance to talk to him I was I was talking to I was talking to Jim about this today and we're trying to come up with it and I think they only have two players on their defense that you would Sunday night game and John Harbaugh out of the AFC if you WANNA look at it I mean the most success in the biggest spots that anyone in the okay learning from in my opinion the best in the business the difference I would say is that in the Baltimore market versus the New York market this becomes a much bigger story look rich the if if this was any good had any wins I don't think you'd see the frustration level quite where it is right now really from the owner all the way down to two bless you just you're you're friends with him and but he was front and center yesterday that Jamal Adams was on the on the on the block and loving on bell was as well it's important position outside of that you listen so I mean it's not like he's calling team saying hey what are you what are you giving me for Jamal Adams he's sitting gets a call from the cowboys they put together like moves can already took place so there was a lot of discussion a lot of chatter but big fat nothingburger the I know where the jets real look I know you don't speak for Joe Ornery and the the ability to game plan and change things around in game two to take down the Patriots Sunday night and AFC is hat against the Patriots you'd have to Circle Harbaugh at the top of that list an extra week to prepare for this game how how do they have the look against the jets they don't do that every single week that heavy but they just they find a way to get it done and it's it's tremendous tremendous coaching I was having a conversation with somebody else one whereas you know a lot of teams get intimidated by the Patriots not only are the Raven not intimidated by the Patriots almost relish playing against the Patriots and then it's just there's nowhere to really go with the football it's it's incredible and they change it up a little bit I know they you know the zero pressure can't succeed in other words if you've got somebody that lacks a little

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NL Central Betting Tips, ST Injury Updates  The Bettors Box MLB Betting Podcast March 5, 2020

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NL Central Betting Tips, ST Injury Updates The Bettors Box MLB Betting Podcast March 5, 2020

"But with opening date three weeks away. Great Time to get my. Mlb betting guide. You could find that over on Amazon. The two thousand twenty. Lb betting preview. I believe it's called over there. You're also download the PDF for free. Over at bankable DOT com. I did the deep dive. Podcast with wailed capper and Andy last night. That was taught a fun. That's making the rounds around twitter. This morning wail an anti for those. That don't know for those that haven't listened to the deep dive. Those are two of the best guys in this business. Not just them personally as human beings but they do such a phenomenal job of studying and understanding and researching the industry and then bring that to everybody to the masses through that awesome. Podcast that they do so. It was an honor to be on the deep dive last night. And I said that's making the rounds here on Thursday but please check that I think it was a really really good segment. A whole lot of fun talking with those guys. I think you're GONNA take a lot of good information from that segment at some good information from the wagertalk videos. I did last week as well. You look at some season win. Total bets that I like some season win. Total previews that also some odd betting spring training baseball aside from baseball news conference tournament previews overpaying the Book Dot Com this week. I've also written a UFC preview. A golf pre for the Arnold Palmer. Nascar preview for this weekend at Phoenix. So very very busy. Lots of contact over at Bangor Book Dot Com. Make sure you check out vitally as you know this. Every Initiative Bang Book Radio presented by our friends over at GSI sportsbook bTV. And the number two hundred. Is that Promo Code. One hundred percent deposit match bonus for the sports book. One hundred percent deposit match bonus for the live casino at bet the SL. It's only a game on until you bet it. We got two more divisions left to go here on the box for the five and flies segment five minutes each of the five teams in this division. Today is the NL Central. Monday's show will be the National League West than obviously. I'll have plenty of stuff to talk about in the lead up to the season. Otherwise let's go ahead and start here with today's edition of the Betters Fox in that five and fly starting with the Chicago cubs their season win. Total here eighty five and a half and I mentioned this a lot in my preview. You know when you look at the Chicago cubs from last year. They were ninety one team by Therrien win loss. They were at eighty nine win. Team BY BASE RUNS. Eighty-eight went team by third win percentage. What they finished. Eighty four seventy eight and we always try to figure out. This is something that I always try to make it. A point to try to figure out why teams fell short of their projections. Based on the alternate standings. Is it something where they ran? Really bad at one run games in something where they ran. Perhaps really good in one run games wasn't a cluster locked situation. I've talked about that concept before introduced by Joe Pita in his fantastic book trading bases. Is it something where you'll Tebas just really really good with Reuters and scored position or really really bad with waters inscribed position? It did that have an impact on how things went for their seasons. Well when we look at the Chicago cubs they went to Ted over their last twelve games. That's it that's all. It is to their season. They went to and twelve or two and ten. Excuse me over the last twelve games at the absolute worst possible type. You know if you go to and ten in the middle of the season something like that. You'll make say okay. You know what's going on with this team but when you go to intend to close out the regular season the sky is falling and this is the cubs team that again on pace for anywhere from eighty to ninety wins on pace for eight wins if they had just finished up the regular season indecent form and their season win total comes out eighty five and a half and what we get here. Is We get some recency bias because the cubs fell short of expectations fell short of the usual standard? That they have and they had a terrible offseason. You'll owner Tom. Ricketts was crying. Poor and give you a few teams crying poor. That really shouldn't have been over the course of this off season. But that permeates the betting market. You know that sort of starts to create the narrative about some of these teams and the narrative right now about the cubs is not very good. Do they didn't spend money this off season? They didn't live up to expectations last year. Even though if you take a deeper look and you see that two and finish for they lost five one run games in that span that played a big role that played a big part as to why they struggled late in the year. Now look I understand that there are worries about this team and there should be you know. I I think the dynamics with David Ross or kind of interesting here I do think that to a degree. The cubs quit on Joe Biden. Last year they had enough of Joe Madden's bullshit and he just sort of were ready to be done and they lost some close games down the stretch but they also just didn't play particularly well. The offense wasn't necessarily great. I just kind of don't and we saw that change. We saw the cubs. David Ross. I don't know about David. Ross here because keep in mind. David Ross is not that far removed from playing. He was on the two thousand sixteen world series team and played with a lot of these guys. This team is not that much different than that. World Series winning team. John Lester still around. Kyle Hendricks still around. A lot of the offense of pieces are still around. Is David Ross? A friend or as David. Ross a leader and those lines are very very blurred right now. I think so. I'm curious to see how those dynamics play out with the cubs in particular early on in the season here but look I mean this was an offense and underperformed last year thirteenth at batting average eighth and on base percentage ninth in slugging percentage. That shouldn't happen with the talent on this team. You've got way too many audits of pieces a hobby or by Kris Bryant. Anthony Rizzo a Kyle Schwarzer. Even guys like David Boat at Ian Hap-. There's too much talent here for this offense to perform to that level where they're kind of a borderline top ten offense theme. I think that's a change on the pitching side. You've got some concerns because last year there. Five Primary Starters Jose Katana Cole. Hamels John Lester. Darvish and Kyle Hendricks. They started one hundred fifty of the one hundred. Sixty two games for this team. So you do worry about that. I always find it very difficult to believe. That teams will replicate good health that they had the previous year so that is a worry. John Lester is getting older. The command is starting to wane. Oj Catania certain losing a little bit but you darvish big second half cy young candidate for me. I like Kyle Hendricks a lot a low high extra kind of guy and those guys typically don't get valued properly in the betting markets to say the least. There are big worries with the bullpen for the top. Five guys in appearances are gone. You need a lot more from Craig. Kimbrel the cubs don't have the ceiling that the Cincinnati reds have. But they may be the safest pick to win the national league central and I do lean over here with this team but this is not one that I bet for the upcoming twentieth twenty one that I have met one that I have bet the overrun I got eighty. Three and a half. It's now eighty four and a half the Cincinnati reds. I am all in with the Cincinnati reds. They're all in with analytics so they're all in with me and a lot of people really do like this. Cincinnati reds team. So people much smarter than me got in there on their world series futures price in the sixty seventy two one range very early on in the off season. A lot of people like this team and what? There are a lot of reasons like this team. The reds last year seventy five and eighty seven which obviously does not sound good and isn't very good but they were only minus ten in run differential so they played more like at eighty and eighty two and furthermore run differential in September was not very good. They realized you know what the finish to their season was going to look like. They kind of fell off a little bit late in the year. Some of the guys that were hurt just kind of tailed off stuff like that so this is a team that really over. The course of the season should have been a team with a winning record. Could very well have been a team in that wildcard discussion and you look at those advanced standings metrics once again eighty and eighty two by pathetic and win. Lost Eighty four and seventy eight in base runs and as I mentioned before. Base runs is a context neutral environment. That just looks at individual outcomes offensively and defensively puts together run scored per game runs allowed per game that uses a Fag Orion like formula to spit out a record based on that run differential and the reds were eighty four and seventy eighteen. According to base runs according to third order win percentage removed eighty six and a half and seventy five and a half type of team. Look they should have been better. They played fifty seven one run games. That was the most major league baseball. And this offense was below. Average is offense wasn't good enough and when you look at great American ballpark traditionally a very good offense apart. That's not going to cut it but I think that this offense is a lot better this year. You add Nick Kosta. Janos you ask like the stock as you add Shogo Akiyama you get probably more from guys like Jesse winker and Nick sends all there. You get a bounce back year from Joey votto you've got guys like a Keno guys like swore as they've got some really good offense pieces here at something else that you need to consider is that you know. It's not just the guys that you add. It's the guys that they replace and last year guys like Jose. Peraza guys like Jose eglesias. We're below average offense players well below average officer players. Now you add in a cost. Janos you add in a move stock as you add in these guys that have these higher office of ceilings and all the sudden. You're talking about it offense that should be league average or better and that may not sound like a lot to you but a league average offense with a top. Ten pitching staff wins a lot of games in major league. Baseball and this team in my estimation will win a lot of games. The impact of Eric Johnson Johnson of course was formerly the pitching coach of the Milwaukee brewers. I'll talk about the brewers here in a second but in two thousand eighteen the Cincinnati Reds. Were twenty four th in. Era twenty-seventh in fifth twenty. I in twenty fourth strikeout percentage and seventeen walk rate in twenty nineteen. They were eighth in. Era Knife in fifth fourth in xfinity fourth strikeout percentage in nineteen in. Walk Right. So what we see here with this. Red Steam is improvement. It's year-over-year improvement. Sonny gray was elite last year. We Casteel strikeout increase. He has an elite ground ball rate to be searched to cut down on the home runs as he did in the first half of last year. That's a guy who was a CY young candidate. You could find him out there. In the twenty to twenty five to one ranch. Anthony Disc Afani had one of the lowest woolas against in the second half last year. They added Wade Miley and extreme ground ball guy. He's pared back together with Derek Johnson. You get a full season of trevor. Bauer who should be a lot more? Comfortable percentage increase in the second. Half and you get this buy in with analytics you get the hirings of guys like Kyle body of Caleb cough of a lot of guys from that drive. Line Baseball pipeline. They added some guys on the offensive side to to improve player development. But you do that. When you make these analytically savvy hires you maximize the potential and the the the ability of a lot of your in house guys. These pitching gains are here to stay and in fact in some areas they could get even better so talking about a League. Average offense with a top ten. Maybe even top five if everything falls into place caliber rotation a good bullpen anchored by Rice. Selig laziest Michael Lorenzen Patriots. Strope seven straight seasons fifth under three sixty before last year. He's an above average reliever. If got guys like Jose Daily Own Robert Stevenson was coming on last year. The reds have a lot of pieces and parts. Here don't have a ton of minor league depth. That's about this team. But this team has the highest ceiling in the division. I bet the over eighty three and a half. I still like eighty four and a half really do like the Cincinnati reds here for the upcoming season next up is the Milwaukee brewers. They're season win. Total eighty three and a half year. And the first thing I noticed about the brewers very top heavy you've got Christian Yelich perennial. Mvp candidate gets that extension here this week which I think looks very good for both the team and the player yell at signed a below market deal with this first contract extension now. He gets paid a little bit less than what he's worth but he's able to recoup some of that money that he lost with that first contract. I Love Kasit here. Tested here should be one of the top. Second Baseman off. The boards in your fantasy drafts here. Elite contact metrics and now. He's there for the full season as the brewers are done playing service time games with him. You've got Brandon Woodruff. You've got Josh Hater. The two best pitchers on this staff. The question is what else do you have with? The Milwaukee brewers. I think we're Renzo. Kane is a guy that could bounce back now. He will turn thirty four April and that obviously worries me with his defensive metrics with his legs but his contact metrics were actually pretty good last year so offensively. His profile should be a bit better. I'm optimistic about him. Coming into the season offense. You've got a Lotta platoon guys. You got some flexible multi position guys with an Eric Sogard with a brock cold platoon guys. Like you'll Garcia Justin. Smoak this is. What the brewers do they do. What small-market teams to try to find those Bilo types of guys? The guys that can play a lot of different positions guys excel on one side of the platoon. It's a questionable offensive strategy. You try to maximize every guy skillset if you can do it. That's great if you can't well then your offense doesn't look very good so I've got some questions about this offense they lose yes Bonnie Gratin to all who is one of the best pitch framers and baseball also headed elite walk rate. They lose Michael Asakusa. They replace guys like Omar Narvaez Framer but a decent offensive catcher. Lose their Johnson two years ago now they lose grotten doll so got some questions about this pitching staff here. Too I think Brandon. Woodruff will be fine. He will regress a little bit based on what he did last year. You put Adrian Hauser back in the rotation where he was better as a reliever than he was as a starter last year. So I wonder about that. You Give Brad Anderson. Who's very good one? He's healthy but he's not always healthy. Are you get just lindblom coming over from the Korean Baseball Organization? And he's got a very heavy splitter but who knows how he'll translate through the major league level I really do like Eric. Lower a guy they got from the padres in the Trent Grisham deal. I like your glowers. The Guy with a lot of innings under his belt already at twenty four. But this is a Milwaukee rotation. That's going to pitch to contact. Try to stay off the barrel and they've had success with this year over the last couple of years but without Derrick Johnson last year everything kind of fell apart a little bit and that does concern me. Some with this brewers team ear for this season you're the bullpen. Has a wide range of outcomes. Josh haters very very good Friday Peralta skillset place up in the bullpen. If Corbin Burns ever figures it out. Corbin Burns says the elite type of Ross stuff. That could make him one of the best set up guys Major League baseball if not one of the best closers in Major League baseball to where maybe Josh Hater becomes your firemen guy and Kinda comes into any situation where you need him. Here's the thing this is. A brewers seem that last year was eighty two win pace before September and they with twenty seven in September without Christian. Yelich I didn't expect that to happen. I was stunned that they made it into the wild card. What what do you do with this team? They were eighty nine seventy three last year and plus three and run differential so they are more than eighty two and eighty type of team. I think regressionist coming that being said. The market's getting really low on this team. The under juiced I saw an eighty one and a half in the West Gate. Season Wins Pool. Eileen under here but I've been thinking about this one a lot lately you know for the purposes of the guide it was under eighty three and a half now to see that I would go over with this team but I'm kind of wondering now. If people are getting too low on an organization that is very very smart binds ways to maximize its pieces and parts wonder a little bit about this. I'm going to do a lot. More studying of the brewers here as we get closer to the season but for now the lien is under but not nearly strong enough to be a bet running over a little bit here with some of these teams but fortunately I catch up a little bit with the Pittsburgh pirates because their season win total sixty nine and a half year. This organization was a mess and they cleaned house. They fired team president they fired their GM. They fired their manager. Now they bring in Derek Shelton. Who was the bench coach? Four Kevin cash out into the bay. He was also a hitting coach for the Indians. Would Kevin Cash was the bench coach? Their bullpen coach. Excuse me for Terry Francona Trade. They lose Felipe Vasquez to prison. This pirates team. I liked this pirates team last year and I got burned by this pirates last year. They just weren't any good and they were a five hundred team. Going to the All star break they were forty four and forty five but they went twenty five and forty eight in the second half was a toxic environment and I didn't realize just how bad it was. How bad things could have got? It didn't make any moves of great confidence. Here are great consequence. Excuse me heading into the twenty twenty season. They have one of the lowest opening day payrolls in recent memory. This contact based lineup. But they don't hit for a lot of power beyond a guy like Josh Bell. That definitely worries me. Quite a bit about this team in an era where power production is just so much more important than it ever has been. Home runs doubles triples. If you're a slap hitting team hit a bunch of singles it just doesn't really work for you and this is a pirates team. It doesn't have very much contact quality. They don't have a lot of guys that hit the ball heart. You gotta gotTa like Brian Reynolds. Who last year ran a three eighty seven batting average on balls in play not sure how repeatable that is one of the guys who does have better contact quality in this lineup? What this lineup is not very good beyond a guy like Josh Bell? If Gregory Poem can stay healthy that would help but not a whole lot to like about this lineup. And the pitching staff so far. It's kind of a mess. Jameson tions going to miss the year with Tommy John Surgery. Stephen brought Chad cool. Those guys that have already been banged up here instinct trading Chris Archer. Still trying to figure it out. I've never been on the archer. Trainees always been that guy with high is better peripherals lower fifth lower exit lower Sierra. He just doesn't have a good command profile to never liked Chris Archer. I don't see why I would start now. The one a couple of guys. I do like Your twenty-three-year-old Mitch. Keller is a guy that I liked. I think Mitch Keller could have a breakout type of season. The stuff is very very good. Health has always been a question for him as it has been for a lot of the young arms at the pirates. Try to bring up through the system but Keller's got good stuff good upside good potential and Joe Bus Grope. I still like the stuff for Joe Bus Grove. I still like the command profile. Even a little bit of a velocity. Increase your instinct trading. What Must Grove a guy? That's been hurt. The shoulders already acting up. He's a positive aggression candidate from a left on base percentage standpoint especially if he sees some strikeout but he has the stay healthy and to this point. He really hasn't been able to do that too. Well and again just one of those guys. That doesn't seem to be capable of maximizing potential. Maybe a new regime here with Pittsburgh will allow him to do that. The bullpens got a lot of stuff. Guys Kiana Kayla Kyle Creek Chris. Stratton user guys great well in the Spin Rate Department. I overshot this bullpen last year. Because I do like the Rostov. The raw potential Vasquez was very good. But you're just an uncomfortable situation. Kayla had problems with everybody creek. His season ended when he punched Vasquez and they got into a fight. Now things should be a little bit better for the pirates but still this is a team lacking talent and they're in a division where there's four teams that could conceivably be five hundred or better to the pirates. You've got to look under with them. I there are some bright spots but on the whole just not a whole lot of things to get too excited about finally here the St Louis Cardinals. Their Season Win. Total eighty seven and a half. Already bet the under on this one at eighty eight and a half. There's been a lot of under steam on the cardinals. Their season win. Total is juiced heavily to the under they got a very low pagoda projection. A couple of weeks ago and there's been a growing sentiment of doubt about this team anyway for a variety of different reasons. First of all last year this was a team on a five hundred pace and inject flirty went nuclear in. Second Half Oh ninety one. Era Twenty to fifty three nineteen extra up almost thirty four percent strikeout rate four point one F war in the second half for Jack flirty which is a good full season for a lot of guys and that was the second half then he had but beyond Jack Flaherty. What are we get in this rotation whilst Nicholas is already hurt? He's a league average type of guy. Anyway and wainwright league average or below. They're going to stretch out Carlos Martinez as a starter. So we'll see how that experiment goes. Alex is a guy that always has a lot of upside but he's been hurt. We've got the CODA Hudson extreme ground ball guy doesn't miss a lot of bats doesn't have a great walk rate. No he's kind of a dependent type of guy they bring over. Kwan Hung Kim. You wonder what he's going to look like here coming over from Asia. The Asian pitchers. It's always if he you know you've got guys like Miles Nicholas and Josh Lindblom. That at least pitched in North America. You get some of these Japanese or Korean import type guys guys like you. Darvish have been pretty good. I got you say Kukuchi. Last year was not good at all Tanaka. He's at his seasons where he's been very good so it's kind of a mixed bag you know. You don't always know what you're going to get from these Asian import pictures and a guy like Kim here. I don't know you know you can look at the numbers. There are pretty good. Obviously if they weren't good he wouldn't be coming over to North America with an MLB CONTRACT. But you just don't know you're just not sure what you're going to get guys like hundred. Were you have been good Kendall? Mehta's have been good stuff like that. You don't know what you're going to get here and really you don't know what you're going to get as a whole behind. Jack Flaring and what happens here is that you may see some weakness with the bullpen. Andrew Miller has already broken. That's not really a big surprise but Carlos Martinez if he actually gets slotted into the rotation that lowers the upside for the bullpen and I do like this bullpen. Giovanni guy is very good. John Ganta Solid John. Very as well. They've got a lot of capable arms but who fits. Where where do these puzzle pieces come together for this cardinals team? I'm not exactly sure. And what makes it doubly concerning? Is this offense is not good at all. This is a below average type of offense Paul Goldschmidt last year. In the seventy th percentile at exit velocity seventy second percentile. In hard hit rate is the agent curve. Arriving early for Paul Goldschmidt was there some sort of underlying injuries. Something like that. There are a lot of concerns about Paul Goldschmidt and Paul Goldschmidt needs to be. Really good in the middle of this lighter because this is a lineup. That's getting older. It's getting less productive. You're lucky that Dexter Fowler bounce back last year and had a good season. Lucky Tommy Edmund carried a high. You're lucky that Colton Wong is a guy that could use his speed at his contact to get on base but that carpenter just doesn't look good. Matt Carpenter doesn't look like a bounce back guy. I worry about your ear Molina. They got a lot of guys in their thirties here. This cardinal is aging out of its prime and doing so in a hurry so you need this pitching staff to be really good. You need this pitching staff to stay healthy and carry this team. I don't know if that happens this year it happened last year with flair and went the bullpen. Being very good in the second half this was a five hundred team at the All star break and all the sudden in the second half they took off. Either what forty seven twenty four or something like that in the second half they took off and I think this cardinals team is a lot closer to that. Five hundred team. We saw in the first half then team that won nineteen ninety-one Games and got into the playoffs and even won a series when they got. I think this cardinals team could be one of the worst that we've seen in a while so I'm on the under eighty seven and a half year and again you know if you've got a league average offense and a top ten pitching staff you can get there and if this offense league average the cardinals Emma chance to get there. I just don't see that beating the case. I don't see the pitching staff being as good so under eighty seven and a half for the cardinals if you find one. That's reasonably juiced. I still like it at that number. But he got a lot of negative sentiment. A lot of steam coming in against this cardinals team once again to five and five here for Monday will be the national league west of thoughts those five teams so make sure you tune in for that. Finish up this segment here. Look at some injury updates from around major league baseball and we start with the Yankees as it seems like we've done on pretty much every one of these veterans Fox segments here. Aaron Judge Shoulder Issues Pictorial issues. It's been such a bad off season spring training for the Yankees here Paxton. At least it looks like his time. Line has been accelerated. A little bit could come back in early. May that would definitely help the Yankees out quite a bit but judge Stanton already. We'll see what else happens with this lineup. You'll Aaron Hicks still trying to come back from Tommy John Surgery. Some guys that are sort of journeymen or minor leaguers had really big ears last year. You wonder about the repeatability of that. I don't know about this yet. You seem going into the season. I did mention. I like their over for the guide but each passing day with each bit of news that we get about this Yankees team more and more worries popping up to say the least who stay in the Al Easter. We talk about the Boston Red Sox. It's a left flexor strain for Chris Sale. So it's not the UCLA which is allegedly okay. But he's GonNa wind up missing a month plus of the regular season. Who knows it could end up being or he's probably going to be out until at least early to bid may now. This was already a Red Sox team with a lot of pitching concerns. I O N Weirdo. Rodriguez is a guy. That's been in the trainer's room lot bullpens doesn't look all that great to me. Now you get sale out for about a month concerns. Let's concerns and I mentioned this on the show that you know. They were talking about Chris Sale in his illness and this and that I thought that that was a deflection to keep people from worrying about the health of his arm. Maybe that was the case to Chris Sale. Would it be brought along very very slowly here? Probably miss a month to six weeks of the season and who knows it could end up being more than that but the Red Sox did sign Collin McHugh. Kalmykia was waiting around for a guaranteed major league deal. He got one now. You'll be brought along a little bit slowly. I do like Collin McHugh Kalmyk you as much as a starter so certainly changed a projection for me too much of Boston. Still a team that. I just don't like a whole lot and in fact when I saw that sale was going for an MRI to be looked at by James Andrews and looked at again by L. A. Trashy I bet the under eighty four and a half with the RED SOX here I. This is a team that could really bought about this season. We go out to the nationally West. Your Tyler Viti of the giant a flex or sprain and a UCLA spring. Another sing is a seventy five percent attachment of the UCLA. So they're probably going to try rehab before they try. Tommy John and to me if I'm tyler beauty and I think there's a chance of Tommy John. I probably do it simply because I can be backed by the middle of next season if you wait and try to rehab this for two months or something all of a sudden that takes away all of twenty twenty one to so hoping for the best for Tyler Viti. But the giants were team. I already slapped a low ceiling on. I've already under their season win. Total PD is a big loss. Because he was one of the few upside guys they had in that rotation. Now he's going to be out for the foreseeable future and who knows it could be even longer than that if his ligament doesn't respond to treatment and rest so tyler that's big loss for the giants a team that already didn't have a lot of prospects anyway griffin cannon going for a second opinion on his MRI for the Los Angeles Angels. That's not great also Felix. Painting are coming back from a tornado. Seal is behind schedule two. He'll probably be out until may the angels are very worrisome team because they don't have a lot of great depth canning upside guys in that rotation. Looks like he's going to be out for a while. Big concerns out there in Los Angeles other concerns in the Al West as well Don Alvarez for the Astros having some knee issues already. That's a concern. You know a lot of times you think about hitters. Do you think about body strength. But the lower half and the core generate a lot of power Alvarez already dealing with these the the issues we know. He's done a type of guy are we know he's not an outfielder type of guy he's an everyday. D. H. Kinda guy that worries me here for the Astros. So you're dead Alvarez. Keep an eye on this one because the Astros are going to win this year by outscoring. Their pitching staff is not great at all. They have to score a lot of runs this year to get over. That season win total. I think they're plenty capable of doing it with the offense that they have but Alvarez needs to be. A key cog in the middle of that lineup. He may be the best pure hitter on that team. Which is power with what he's able to do hitting the ball as hard as he does. This is a concern for the Astros. And if they get some more of these or Alvarez GonNa miss some time to switch my gear here and maybe look at the honor for Houston. I still like the over ninety. Four and a half as of now we're GONNA cluster injury. Start to pop up on offense that will lower their projection for me quite a bit finally out in the Al West Aj puck. The Oakland. A.'s has a shoulder strain. It's termed as mild but anytime you talk about a guy that said the injury luck of Aj Park. That's concerning to say the least. So this is a bummer. I'm worried about this for the things I liked about. Oakland was the upside of that rotation with guys like POC with guys like he's useless. Ardo now puck already on the shelf. You really hopeless. Ardoz able to stay healthy but you gotta watch for these things to your instinct training because they will have an impact on the ceilings that you place on some of these teams updates more injuries in the NFL west. You're on the radio makes you check out my. Mlb Betting Guide overpaying the book dotcom In pdf form and also the twenty twenty and they'll be betting season preview over on Amazon on mixture that deep dive segment. I did with whale capper and Andy. That's making the rounds here today. A lot of fun on that segment. A lot of good insights. They ask a lot of good questions on that show as well so. I'm really excited here three weeks ago until opening day.

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Effectively Wild Episode 1450: Play Loud and Dont Carry a Big Stick

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

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Effectively Wild Episode 1450: Play Loud and Dont Carry a Big Stick

"And nobody nobody saw well when Strasbourg leaves the nationals for another team for more money will Washington still like the decision to shut him down for his good okay cray I think just doubled and he doubled near the top of the wall and AJ hinch considered using a replay to see if it had actually gone over and we finally got one we finally got kind of a classic game not in terms of the final score if the final score ends up being what it is as we're speaking right now but I guess we should start with the play the play occupies us all and it looked like it would be an even bigger deal it is a less for just one baseball game we hadn't even planned to record but we are doing kind of emergency recording here so oh my gosh he see this donald trump the report when it does any moment now presumably the nationals won the game they beat the Astros they fended off elimination yet again to force a game seven good morning and welcome to episode fourteen fifty of festively while baseball podcast fan dot com brought to you by our patriots point yet so this was wild ed we'd needed this I think we needed a wild game in this world series because this world series was not really riveting mm speaking yes it is over now so I can officially speak in the past tense seven to nationals and lot to discuss here great pitching in this game the way that we did of alias Game Five in the twenty fifteen series it was almost that weird maybe not quite that weird but a lot to discuss supporters is Sam Miller. ESPN ben Lindbergh the Ringer Hello Ben Low we are watching the final inning welfare presumably but in terms of eventful nece in newsworthiness and things to talk and blog about we could almost do like a draft of the seventh inning final inning. We'll see things could get crazy but we are watching the final half inning of game six of the world series there two outs and someone calls I thought it might be about trade turner running in this the baseline from thousand twelve that would be something yeah so if this ends and yes there than to have him score I mean Kenley Jansen would balk this run home yeah he didn't though he it was a double and and he would have lost that review or I don't know maybe he would have won I don't know who can know anything about any call right now so exactly were breath down by five in the bottom you would think if if what we have heard is true you would actually prefer to have the runner on second in that situation armaments timely hitting big hits demonstrative actions bat carrying the opposite of Bet flips the new bet flip is that Kerry we're still digesting this and we'll try to figure out what we think we're still seeing it were literally still eating that's true that's gotten to this digestion tweet from two thousand twelve that is now being re tweeted no there's always a tweet what is it when strong when Strasbourg this is October eighteen thousand it potentially could have been except for one thing which I'll get to maybe at the end of of the discussion is play okay so we'll see I Houston takes the lead back in the seconds of finally we've got a game where we've got some lead changes because the nationals then took the lead back again in the fifth on the one solo homer so it was three to nationals at that point we go to the seventh inning and Yon Gums leads off the top of the here in I don't know how long this will take but so first inning we we get scoring again just as the last time through in Strasbourg matched up nationals take the lead didn't with a single and that brings up trai Turner so trey turner grounds out seems to ground out softly as game day it from peacock guerriel and Turner is running well we can talk about where he was running but the upshot is that peacock makes a wide throw it pulls gre- els glove or hand into Turner who is running up the baseline and girls glove full interference by Empire Sam Holbrook at the time again this is a one run game so this is momentous this could be serious swinging play I and one out which is not nearly as much of a threat and I think the swing in win expectancy here was something like fourteen fifty is off I don't know whether he helped sell hat by ejecting it off his hand there's contact made with Turner and trae Turner is called out for because either you have runners on second and third with no out where the nationals are very likely to add onto their lead or you have run around at that point we didn't know that Strasbourg had to a third more extremely efficient innings in him but I mean you we're all we're all nervous at that point with the national made and runners and second and third with no outs so big swing obviously almost fifteen percent swing in win expectancy in a must win game points so you know that's that's major that's not even I mean that has not even adjusting for the nationals bullpen. Right yes which I mean I we did to win if the call stands and if turns out and there's a run on I with one out versus sixty nine point seven percent to win if you get the call reverse or the call never the nationals were ready to protest the game except you can't actually protest this because it's an empire judgment call so it can't be reviewed it can't be overturned this is a call that you rarely see made and I ha we watch the many replace and everyone was upset and minute delay which I gathered from purdue cheese report during the game that were just like calling to hear what the rule was or something that L. stood as it had to I think and then we got further hysterics after that but I guess we should talk about the call itself and the having one run lead right yes so I'm trying to look up the figures here because my colleague Zach Cram looked it up so it was nationals going from eighty four percent it seems to be what he was saying like I don't know what the purpose of that extremely long call was and maybe some of the post game reporting will eliminate this but there is no way for it to be rarely enforced like you just it's it's so it's such a bad rule it's so frustrating it's so vague it's nonsensical you don't need play itself so all right so ben I'm going to ask you a question and I I hate to do this but I'm going to demand simple yes or no answer before yes I agree okay now I think that I I guess in the UMPIRES reviewed and in a way if if they had overturned this call that would have been even worse probably like no one's going to be happy in either case but you can't just are you cannot naturally run in that in that that lane that they give you and so nobody does nobody ever does nobody has ever nobody ever does and the appropriate way to interpret that rule is if it's not super egregious you just don't call it and you certainly don't call that you so rarely make anyway that the bar has to be quite high for you to make this call and I mean you could say well hey and accept that there is a very wild replay review any weight edit still not entirely clear to me what was happening during that several his save us like tell us something get us out of this situation I don't WanNa be in this situation but they hung on for a really long time and then the the I don't think there's no other place where the runner is not allowed to run in the way of a throw that doesn't make sense that's not in line with baseball the whole run straight to the bag and that's what trade turner did so the only way that that rule has survived all this time is that it almost never comes up it's hardly ever enforced it's only enforced if it's agreed GIS make an exception that say it's reviewable this one time because it's world series game six and we don't WanNA screw this up so I don't know how much of this was just the ups like offense it's a bad rule it's very bad it's just a it's the only reason that that rule has survived one hundred fifty years of baseball is that it's so if this is really a rule violation if he really did do the thing you're not allowed to do then you should be more strict about enforcing it in the and call it as you see it and don't make an exception because it's world series game six now I see the point there on the other hand this is supposed to take make sense if you were in the left handed batters box and you're follow-through takes you to the right side of the batting of the first base line but if you are right handed mm to deviate enough from the typical play right to to call it it's not even clear that it's not even clear having watched it in emotion whether he was even violation of the rule now the rule says the rule covers the final forty five feet which then call it in a world series changing moment like that you don't have to go looking for the clever call in my opinion right there so yeah I thought it was a bad call yeah so right there's the question of do you do your job differently if it's world series game six or if it's some mostly meaningless game that is just truly absurd the you're going to adjust within forty five feet yet on the other side when you're running from you know two feet where two or three I mean hey that's a that's a courageous call but it again it will it wasn't even an outrageous or egregious violation of this to the left just to the left now now I'm not on the grass you can't if you're swing takes you away off where you're running on the grass in severe way then yeah you if this then technically I suppose it was correct depending on how you interpret it it's so hard I'll just I'll read the rule and you would have to move off to the side and then come back to the bag I mean it's it's unthinkable nobody does it not point is is very silly in it forces and extremely unnatural act I mean it makes sense for that route that you're supposed to take that you are theoretic feet left of the line because that's where your swing takes you is just so nonsensical so it says the final forty five feet so sure trae Turner was definitely not even then I can't tell in slow motion I couldn't really tell watching it multiple times I couldn't really tell so to as an umpire to say that you know you saw it you need to straighten it up especially if there's a play coming from behind you but if you're just running to first on a play that isn't even you know tapper to the catcher or anything like that you're just gonNA in the lane at the forty five feet mark but forty five minute mark but when the throw was coming when the when the play was needing to be made was he then out of range I promise you whoever listening it will not clarify anything because it so a it's poorly conceived be it's poorly Russian if you think you're right than you should go with your convictions because it's really important either way but this just didn't see where this text even starts it's like part of this long chain of rules subsections so it says and I guess there's the inside parentheses to the left of the foul line and in the umpire's judgment in so doing interferes with the fielder taking the throw at first base precedent to what I'm about to read is I guess the there is interference if and then it says in running the last half of the distance from Home Immuno One inning later Jose altuve got thrown out on a on a plate at third base and if you watched where he was running he was even further left than trae Turner everybody runs about it I know that you're not gonNA give me one you're going to fight and try hard not to but I'm demanding it okay I'll try was that a bad call yes or no of everybody hates that rule too it's every time everyone everybody hates it right yes so if you take a strict interpretation of yeah and and then there's a comment and actually I think is pretty crucial to this is well okay so here comes the comment the lines marking the three foot lane supposed role if it was a violation at all and so it's just such an overaggressive call I think I think so too and right I guess by the letter fairly assay even which rule it is it's like a rule five point zero nine parentheses a parentheses eleven and down in which case the ball is dead semi colon except that he may run outside parentheses to the right of the three foot the first baseman which is I believe the only time that it matters because that's the only time you're interfering with the fielder then he was basically fit lane by means of a stepping stride reach or slide in the immediate vicinity of first base for the sole purpose of touching first base yeah and so right on the line of the thing which it says the line is part of the lane right and then it also says the batter runner is in May and so I've seen a lot of people say yeah it's world series game six but you go with your gut your judgement and you do the job of the way that you would do it at any time so in effect then yes he was he was out of that at forty five feet if you are only concerned with where he was when the ball was being fielded ace to first base while the ball is being fielded to first base he runs outside parentheses to the right of the three foot line or applied and no one really knows what the rule is I don't even know if the umpires necessarily always know or they may interpret it in different ways and didn't and so I can hardly even like my is cross as I get halfway through the rule it's like fielded to I I could a part of that lane and a batter runner is required to have both feet within the three foot lane or on the lines marking the lane the batter runner is permitted to exit the three permitted to exit the lane by means of a step stride reach or slide in the immediate vicinity of first base for the sole purpose of touching first base and he was and we got to fix this right this probably should have been fixed before but maybe now that we have like the play like capital trae Turner play So maybe this will be the impetus to finally fix this thing because like this comes up every now and then and it's inconsistently was in the immediate vicinity of first base he was landing on the base and he had only a sole purpose of existence at that point which was touching just while you were reading that I just watched the play again the guy coming right down the line and you know a again as noted if you WANNA put the forty five foot rule aw yeah this is this is pretty terrible that we are trying to Parse this struggling so much and I put the bag in fair territory go and do the softball aren't safety bags so we can make it clear where to touch the bag in foul territory such a bad rules confusion like I don't know that anyone in Houston knew what was going on during this long delay and I don't know that people at the broadcast booth news going on think that you could make the case that he was legal by two different clauses in this rule but even he wasn't a bad rule widened the lane so that the whole bag is inside the foul line like does that make sense like I kyle Schwarzer tweeted yeah there's there's no reason not to have the softball bag except for that it looks Dorky but on the other hand I also don't my guess is be we do actually get some clarification some reworking here and I don't know what the ideal way to rework this is like can you just twitter was like diving into rule books and everyone was trying to piece together what we knew and didn't notice try to decipher this thing so what's just avoid first base and so he was not attempting to do anything other than touch for space and so his at that point I don't even know that again I don't think that completely speculative a hundred percent yes here but my guess is that this rule dates back to win first baseman fielded the ball by just standing like on the all player yeah so yeah let's go with that let's let's change it so that this does not come up 'cause people are sending US examples of previous plays like last year's world series game for where there is a run scored on sort of a similar play act like two feet on the bag like they hadn't figured out athleticism yet they were just standing on the bag feeling the throw and there was like it was the runner had granted it didn't end up swinging the game or the series fortunately but the scrutiny here the worst case scenario that could have come to pass inside parentheses to the left of the foul line to avoid a fielder attempting to field a bad ball is all a problem anymore and so I don't know that's I guess I don't even know why felt like I needed to make that guess it makes my whole argument weaker Kyle Schwab or yeah and he knows the game he's we're just getting in the first baseman business on the bag and so they made a rule that he had to go to the outside of the bag basically and that that stis not really colons and four parenthetical nonsense so yeah it's really if if that is if that's the goal then it's really nice that uh around to score while he was arguing in game two and that was sort of a similar looking play and that was not called interference is not interference and then someone also sent us the nineteen ninety eight play where Chuck knob blocks that they're arguing and the the run I don't know this just I'd have to break those down frame by frame to see if those were exactly the same but probably similar enough and there's just widespread just like we could probably just avoid having to have this conversation in the future right and maybe this will be the thing that actually makes a straighten out this rule with semi comes up every now and then and then you go back to I yeah how does that make sense that too yeah this didn't end up mattering yes either team because now nobody is going to be too defensive about it I mean yeah if the Astros had ended up winning this game four to three and we were talking about this then you would have everybody would be dug in on their partisan regime and but now nobody nobody needs to defend it everybody can kind of even the cosmic justice basically exactly yeah so so I guess that's sort of what happened here maybe it was the ball balances the Karmic scales somehow so that right so get a foul called in your favor that you shouldn't have then you'll miss the free throws but on the other hand if you do emails and breakdown this rule in great detail I can't guarantee that I will read it very close because just any time I tried to think about this rule it makes some part of my braid shut down almost so I I almost for an effort were pretty happy to have read don't take that off the table more or less with one swing and and who knows like maybe we'll Harris so that he did not have to be a part of this I just learned what ball don't lie actually means Oh yeah I I I have seen that phrase many many thousands of time pressure off and I'm sure that lots of people who were sweating at the League office because they were envisioning this being the story of the game in the series forever it not lying in this case but anyway that was wild and I'm sure we're going to get emails about this and I don't WanNa tell anyone not to email us up that home run because he had to wait forever for that point US review clarification talking to New York could asking them to they've really have a rooting interest here but I think fortunately for everyone fortunately for wealth not the astros but everyone but the astros at Eton popped out and who was like basically in the dugout demanding to speak to the supervisor physically he's like can I speak to someone in charge here he was like audibly very audibly accusing Joe Tori who was in the stands it is in charge of discipline in hiring and everything he said he was like Heidi L. The empires out so you know maybe he doesn't give up that home run if he gets to stay in his rhythm that was the first run or runs he had allowed all postseason eastern totally dependable and then he gave up a home run to a really good hitter but you never know whether that be a played a part in it and while that was can't blame the UMPIRES for screwing this up sometimes except that it's their job but they almost would have to screw it up sometimes unless they never called it ever which the music to hear trae Turner just accusing a high raking will be executive of just like hanging his head at trying to avoid eye contact with everyone maybe they just should do until they fix this somehow all right so ben let me ask you a question in the ninth inning Stephen Strasburg is pulled from the game and Sean doolittle comes in at that point that this play would come back to bite them be decisive and ultimately it was not the tacked on a couple more runs and they wouldn't seventy two but that that really took like pulling a a pitcher from a world series complete game when the game is not especially tents and pitch count is not especially high is as egregious going on we got the benefit of the sensitive the hot Mike's that we were talking about with the Empire's we got that with trae Turner and directing plays that is the lore if that is the case then I will I will retract I did not at all like Strasbourg being pulled from the game back they're not wanting to to give a ruling or have any parted this which obviously I I didn't see Joe Torry had can't confirm but it was was like no it didn't and he got the shoe Polish you know like you remember that one yes so that's maybe what I thought but that's not what it is everybody the tunnel relaying something I writing but more lor is certainly that the ejected managers stays in contact up the tunnel and is still there might literally never be another one of those while I love Johnny Cueto. I don't think that I think that Stephen Strasburg throwing the last World Series Yup vaguely thought that it was like one of those things where like you know the the thing in baseball history where a guy said the ball hit his foot in the and a warm up which I don't know I don't know how much that I don't know if that costs him four pitches tomorrow I don't know if it cost him fourteen it's presumably rejection of a personal achievement as pulling him from a no hitter in similar circumstances and so I didn't like that but also be on that because who cares completely who cares go up I've had to look it up myself so I'll save anywhere in the trouble it's like the idea I have looked it up in the past not tonight but it's like the idea of the take bullets at a Mac sers arm for tomorrow for today's game that's weird that's really weird and it yeah really nobly Max Scherzer but the fact that Max Scherzer was warming today is really scary to me as suggests the possible elite that he's only got an inning two at a time that they don't think that he's got seven innings in him and that he is just another reliever tomorrow on that like there's a game tomorrow and you still only have you could I'm going to get to this in a minute but you have act that pitching change that that chip hale actually was in charge and did make that pitching change I doubt it you did not artnews probably in the clubhouse flight to pitchers you trust right maybe you maybe you have one Sean doolittle actually might be the only pitcher you trust and I will make the case against everybody else wait whether he would be effective at all in that situation I would have no way to judge I wouldn't want to throw him into that situation so so yeah I've you're talking about yeah well not only because of the you know the sort of mythological elements of it it's a world series complete game there might never be another one you know said so that sub still talking about game six yeah well so so in that moment where Dave Martinez was about as mad as a manager the cost at least one though but also you don't know if he's going to get those two outs he might come in give up walk the first two batters and before you know you look at seventy that you're winning anyway and I don't know that he's your best option like how could you even project even if he were physically able to do it and said he could do it how could you evaluate you know he was breaking tackles here like I don't know exactly what he wanted to do other than I guess just get up close to the empires and yell at them Chip Hale was managing the do you think there is any chance whatsoever or maybe you do you think there's a chance that Davey Martinez did not on Trade Turner actually could end up costing the nationals because it costs than their manager in this game and then chip Hale went and pulled Strasbourg in the ninth inning and signs and never quite got it I just thought Oh that's one of those other sports and then he was tweeting at about Anthony Ren donating a home run yes yes I how does that make that play and then that's it that's the whole team we name them all so I mean I'm thinking that I would save every pitch I had I mean I pull Strasbourg if I thought I could bring them back tomorrow purpose seven or something that would be wild. I don't think I mean I don't think you would need to do that if you're in a situation where you need it inning that badly I don't know if that's true maybe I mean they'll presumably he'll start the game and maybe he's still pitching in the eighth maybe they don't even know but the if they were willing to from a very short distance I've never experienced that anger in my life like that level of Egger so I can't even put myself that game would be perfect and also good for him getting into the hall of fame which he's a he's on the fifty fifty case right now and so I him warming up meaning that are maybe like twenty or thirty percent if I had to play some odds on it but I don't know I don't know if they can trust Max Scherzer and plus even if even if that's not the case you still don't know you don't know GonNa wake up tomorrow Yeah Corbin short rest Sanchez short also you know he's Anibal Sanchez he's not he's not Patrick Gene and now you've got a problem because he's he doesn't have two innings tomorrow now beyond that I don't know who they trust tomorrow forgets which is very mad and it's hard for me to he really looked like he wanted to hurt someone I mean he was and why would you want to add he's never done that right why would you even want I mean he has a good pitcher but to pitch the day after he would eight and a third or even if it were contact with the umpire and yet you are usually get away with pushing your bench coach into the Empire you can make him touch the empire like one of my I angry and also wants to get as close to his again if I'm ever that angry Ben I want to want you to drive me far away of it is oh gosh I don't WanNa have to manage the last couple of innings of this incredibly crucial game and screw something up somehow I don't know he's sped that was like in play it I guessed can you appeal can mandatory even appeal a suspension. I guess I don't know I don't know either I'm pretty sure that he is the one pitcher I think I don't think Strasburg pitched Mo- No I saw people suggesting that I can't imagine the at home plate today there briefly passed my mind I wonder if the buyers are mad at him because he flung the bat at one of the you know in the direction of one of the Empire's yesterday probably not then Anthony Don hit a two run homer which sort of didn't seal the game but gave her gave the national some breathing room and made it much less likely take a different level Hudson got hit hard in his last start in his doesn't have nearly the kind of length of dominance that Sean doolittle has had in his career in a moment but Shaun Newell might be the only person you can trust and now it's very easy to say oh he's getting two outs that's what seven pitches he'll be fine but a at seven pitches raises the possibility that he is not actually a full starter tomorrow I I'm I that's not conclusive I might be totally wrong I would say the chances that boom said you just don't want to get so worked up like that because maybe you're worried about him another one is that like you don't want him to I mean if he actually and it came so close I was like fretting like oh no don't don't do something you'll regret when you settle town and somehow get yourself out of game seven something where now now now you're their enemy or even if you just bump a midden vertically because you're mid spin move like he almost did he he the things that I've been working I've been work shopping this bit about how a one of the things about local government that I love the most is that if you have and so yes that was and then Aj hinch was also upset like in the bottom half of the inning. I think I don't know what specifically he was upset about probably the needless New York call that may have ice terrorists but everyone was mad because it seemed like the I didn't know what they were doing here and really I'm trying to sort of scan twitter as we talked to see if there's anything that would change our minds about anything or clay certainly not but you know you don't want Dave Martinez to flight you don't want him to spit in his face basically you don't want it to get to that point where you veteran baseball person may be he felt perfectly equal to the task but part of it is that part of it is just like concern for Martinez who has had heartburn I don't know either and I ju- This wild and irresponsible speculation but there were two calls against Victor Roadways that were that seemed so bad to me explained that Turner was called out not because he was running out of the forty five foot line but because he interfered with guerrilla catching the ball the ball and Turner arrived at the same cliff corcoran quote tweeting that Steve Phillips Tweet and saying if the fielder has the ball he owns the baseline if he doesn't the runner owns the baseline that's the essence of obstruct acce the empire even make some kind of inadvertent contacts with him I don't know what he would have to do to get suspended for game seven of the world series one of old box. TV's and you put it in front of your house the city won't come pick it up but he put it in front of your next door neighbor's house they will now it's like then says this cleared up absolutely nothing for me so I'm guessing it wouldn't clear anything up for me but I'm reading Steve Phillips tweet now Joe Torre Sir take me out to the ball game was playing in the background does Martinez was just out of his mind here so that was some scene back to back tweets and the time line with people defending the call and excoriating the call so it's one of those it's like so here's the tackle essentially you'd broke it out of hails grasping he just managed to stop short and he was like chatting his hand over the Empire's shoulder came very close to just ramming into him just because he was trying to get away from hail and he had so much momentum at the moment so it's interesting to that you're not allowed to make same as like ninety nine percent of other runs to first base than probably your judgment should err on the side of let's treat that the way that we treat all carded and they have to go do it for the neighbor like they have to go remove it now it's a nuisance uh-huh chip hale is the box TV Airfli- anything and see Craig Goldstein quote tweeted at two and a half minute video of Joe Torry trying to explain this to Ken Rosenthal and Craig's wildly than it's not and that's just that's the that's the rule it's weird rule right yeah I think agreeing with us that is our take on this that that basically like if an umpire's judgment call and the run looks the same so unless I see something else I guess we will leave that there and hope that this rule is changed sometime soon so yes the Max Scherzer warming up in gadget but yeah I mean he throws wild okay I don't Thanksgiving any of these tweets is changing my mind about anything or making my mind clear Asian most recently codified in the collision role Turner arrived before the ball baseline was his he should have been safe so he's agreeing with Phillips there and Horton thing is if you're the catcher there and he's in your way is you have to make sure you hit the runner in the back because of him it's interference but if you throw in that place but it's like what's the goal here like you know if I ever did feel that anger I could not be trusted to be around people and so it's crazy that he is yeah I just I don't know where Turner really could've gone because throw was just like tailing across the foul line and time the base that is when Turner has the right to be in fair territory bad call says Steve Phillips and I'm like seeing and if that one is usually a lot easier to see when runners obstructing or interfering or whatever but might crew go I think has said like that the we're it that just doesn't make that much sense to me really because at that point so was it still three two at that I just I just don't know that like we'll try I've chip hale was driver's license noise we'll chip that was doing his best and I was wondering what was going through his head in that moment like what percent seven game six no no I'm saying though that if if you thought that Shapiro was actually making the decisions in the nine the new could say that the terrible call this other runs sometimes you'll have a play where the catcher has thrown onto first and then the runners in that lane the neck and rested good relievers probably not not a huge difference so why take the chance that you're costing yourself assures her games a Max Scherzer healthy and one hundred percent I guess he is significantly better than do it'll in Hudson for was and it was called because it was called because he interfered with where the throw was and I mean yeah you could you could say that you know it doesn't matter reserve in that spot over the couple of relievers who are well fairly well rested and whom you trust and you don't really even know what Scherzer's condition I mean maybe he takes a turn for the worse again you can't really predict it but you would guess that it's likelier that he gets better than gets worse but also like yeah once the lead gut larger than I just I don't even know what the marginal gain to bringing in even start unless as you said like they just don't think that they can get a good start or along start out of Max Scherzer in game seven in which case I guess get to game seven for thinking if you get a good mixer started game seven that is huge that's a big advantage over Annabel Sanchez and Patrick Corbin so like he he can pitch right now his arm works his neck is not spasms so let's use him while we have him while he's available but if that before you worry about game seven but like if there's any chance and the fact that shares recovered this quickly and he was available for this game give him another twenty four hours wchs unless it was that I thought something that Joe Buck said which is just that basically like you can't count on him be ready tomorrow so there you can see anyway so he probably what were you saying well I was saying he almost ran into him just because he he had escaped had a low pitch count and is a playoff God so leave him in for a while until he runs into some trouble that's how the postseason works this year in is like even if he says he's fine is he actually one hundred percent probably not right so what's the difference between Sherzer with sort of an iffy yeah means he was throwing or not so the only thing that I could think other than just he warmed up unilaterally because he just always wanted to pee piet that's AH Picot gets the whole Picot gets the whole base right he he doesn't have to throw it at correal's chest he gets

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 365: Theo Epstein Steps Down, Mike Clevinger Injury

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 365: Theo Epstein Steps Down, Mike Clevinger Injury

"Golden state concepts in baseball podcasts. We cover everything major league from spring trees through the world series. Got your favorite club. Cover from new york to boston to la. This is the golden state media concepts baseball. Podcast mr hello and welcome in new another edition of the gsm. See podcast brought to you by the g. m. c. podcast network. I'm your host kevin mahalick. It's thursday november nineteenth. I appreciate you guys listening in. We are officially one week away from the thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully everybody out. There is getting ready. Got their ingredients their recipes ready to go there cooking books. Whatever it is but hopefully everybody stay in safe and has plans to do so. I know things are getting crazy. Here in the northeast corona virus regulations or recommendations are popping up all over the place since we've now had an increase in cases and the kids are now back to learning. Virtually no longer in school. Daycares are still open. It's crazy here. And i know wherever you're listening. Things continue to evolve thinks continued to change almost on a day to day basis so with the holiday coming up. Please do your best to stay safe. Stay healthy while still getting together and enjoying yourselves and being thankful for everything that we have here in twenty twenty even though it's been a tough year. I'm sure there's still a lot for you. And i to be thankful for out there so we got a great show lined up for you here today right at the top. We're gonna talk theo epstein the chicago cubs. What does this mean moving forward well then transition into some recent surgeries that some big name guys have received here in the past week. Cody bellinger mike. Clemenger both going under the knife. What's that mean for. Twenty twenty one. Does this change any of our expectations predictions. What's the deal with that. And then we'll kind of wrap up today's episode getting into franscisco lindores trade conversation. I'll give you guys my my thoughts on where he's going to end up and possibly for what and then we'll touch on free agent chatter here in the fourth and final segment. So come on in with us here. We're gonna jump right in now once again. Thanks for listening to the mcc baseball. Podcast but theo epstein steps down as president of baseball operations for the cubbies he was there for the last nine seasons. He had one year remaining on his contract but decided this winter would be the ideal time to step down and a lot of people throughout baseball. And i myself. I talked to you guys about it on previous podcasts. That this offseason certainly made sense. In the timing of the franchise the team and just the direction that everything is headed so first off shoutout to theo epstein and amazing career in chicago over the course nine years. They made three national league championship series appearances. They have the one world series title and twenty sixteen. This of course ended a one hundred plus year drought and epstein coming over from the red sox where he ended that eighty six year drought. So epstein certainly issue in for hall of fame ending two of the three longest droughts in world series history. In a matter of i don't know twelve years is pretty insane to certainly think about. But what do i mean in regards to that. This offseason the timing for theo to step down just made sense compared to next year. Well this is because the cubbies have a ton of roster decisions to make both this off season and next off season and theo alluded to this in his press conference when he was talking about. What's next why the timing is right now. In the long short of it is john. Lester is a free agent. Kris bryant has one year left. Havi air bias. Has one year left. Anthony rizzo kyle schwarzer. They are all going to be free agents after the twenty twenty one season in all entering the final season of arbitration eligibility. So with this being said and all of these guys making really good on there's going to have to be decisions made on the future of these players and you would certainly look to start that rebuild process or that long term extension process this offseason compared to next offseason when each person would be testing free agency. And because of this basically. Theo is doing right by the cubbies. And saying hey. I'm not going to extend hobby air. By as you know. Four years eighty million dollars and then walk out the door in six months and say hey hopefully plays well or i'm not going to be negotiating because i'll just give him what he wants and i'm not going to be here to deal with the fallout or the repercussions. So you certainly have to respect theo. And his outlook and kind of understanding of business practice in what is best for the organization. So who is going to be making these decisions though. Who's taken over for. Theo epstein and that is a gentleman by the name of jed hoyer who is currently the general manager of the chicago cup. So he will be promoted to the president of baseball operations title. But jed has been with theo epstein for seventeen out of the last nineteen seasons. There were two years. The with jed was actually in san diego between the time of the red sox and the cubbies for theo. But for a guy to learn under theo epstein for seventeen at an eighteen years. When at least three world series championships. There can't be a better guy to take over and run your ball club. But again jed hoyer is going to be making the decisions on these guys and not theo epstein. Because theo's essentially going to step away. So what is next for theo epstein. Of course here myself you guys know. I'm in the greater philadelphia area. So everybody is going absolutely bananas trying to get the hill epstein in here as our president of baseball operations i mean twitter is full of blank check. Give him ownership. Give him whatever he wants to get him here in philadelphia. And personally i would love theo epstein to be the president of baseball ops for the phillies. I think it's a fantastic higher. If they're able to get him here. Like i mentioned the sixers recently having success now the phillies if they're able to bring in a name like theo epstein and the local sports market would just explode with enthusiasm. But here's the problem with connecting those dots and theo epstein sent out a letter a memo and email. Whatever you wanna call it To kind of friends and compadres within the baseball world and along short of it basically said that You know he will not be working in a ballpark this summer for the first time in thirty years so mentally right now. He's ready to count at checkout ready to recharge and take a break now. It doesn't say that. Hey i'm done i'm retiring. I'm riding into the sunset. I mean the guy is an even fifty years old so he certainly understands that this is it for the rest of his career but he just doesn't know what's next and his communication through the media and something that i found fascinating was just self awareness and self reflection where he stated basically what let me see. I wanna make sure. I get the quote right for you. He spoke about how he has best at building transforming and then shrimping and not so much at maintaining excellence or maintaining greatness. So again he's able to look in the mirror and kind of look at saying. Hey i like a rebuilding project. Starting something from the ground up more so than possibly coming into a l. a. dodgers or new york yankees where the machine just kind of churns and you're not trying to take it off the tracks. You're just trying to keep it going as quickly as possible. As opposed to the two potential opportunities that we have right now which are the philadelphia phillies and the new york mets. So the fact that the mets and the phillies where they are currently in their process of rebuilding not only with the team on the field but the minor league organizations the minor league depth the prospects that draft prospects how much they use analytics compared to old school scouting where everybody falls on that pendulum. There's a lot to be recreated here with the phillies and mets so. I don't think theo epstein is going to jump into something next week. Of course reports are in philadelphia that they are going to reach out to him. They are going to see if he is interested in. If i'm theo epstein. I'm having a conversation. So that's where i think. Fans out there of the mets of the phillies. If you see over the next week to two weeks that. Theo is taken a meeting. And he's talking with ownership. Don't immediately assume that a contract is going to be had and a decision will be made. Because i do think he is set and taking a summer off. I know you've seen it with coaches in the past. You've seen it with front. Ocoee front office executives they just need to recharge kinda get away and you know you don't think about it right now but still in the middle of a pandemic here so for a gentleman and his family to completely uproots move location kind of tried to establish life in any sort of normalcy. Just adds to the issues right now. I mean we see it in football free agents. Yes that's not a problem because again. That's only for a few weeks a month through the end of the year. This would obviously be a five seven nine year commitment type of move and again. Are you really going to have theo be like. Hey guys were moving to philadelphia right now when the kids can't be in school or anything like that so it'll be fascinating to kind of see how the health and safety affects potentially any move going forward but the phillies there in need of direction. They really don't you know within the entire organization. They've recently transitioned from old school to new school. But how far they flip going back and forth. And then the new york. Mets steve cohen of course new ownership willing to spend top dollar looking at top prospects. This theo go into the city of new york and try to compete with the yankees in that market and that media group in that fan base with his new money that would be available to him or does he go to the phillies. I don't see any of those happening this summer. What i think could happen this summer is he would get some sort of you know opportunity within the league office where he wouldn't have to go in every day he wouldn't have to be pressed and just kind of an adviser type of person who would be involved with labor negotiations and the talks. That will be taking place between now and the start of the twenty twenty one season. I think theo could be a great. You know m- mediators probably the word to use their middleman that type of thing. So that's another potential option for him. And then lastly something that. I've read or looked at here that you know the more i thought about is something that i think is going to happen and this is where i'm putting my money. It's probably a long shot right now. But i think the team's going to get involved in an expansion team. I think major league baseball with the corona virus with the economic losses of the pandemic is going to look to expand as soon as possible once a vaccine in any sort of normalization resets itself. And i think the team basically leading the expansion team fits directly into his conversation about building transforming and triumphing it also basically gives him no floor or no. Hey if you fail your failure type of thing and its expansion team. I mean if they do anything but fail. That's what people have expected so potentially team moving forward in the city of nashville is where rumors are starting to happen out west portland and discussions there as well so i think location have a big to do. But we've heard dave dombrowski could be involved in an expansion team and david. Theo know each other well. So i think that there is an outside shot in more there than meets the eye as theo potentially going to an expansion team moving forward. But jed hoyer like. We said he's got this to make with the chicago cubbies. This is why. Theo step down at this time john lester currently a free agent and then the some of brian by warrior all in the last year of arbitration all will be free agents after twenty twenty one and then communication around the league is saying that you darvish and kyle hendricks could be available via trade as well so they are in full blown. Repoed and the question is how many of those five guys are back. Next year and i do think john lester return cy. I think he gets two year deal. You know maybe twenty five thirty million dollars ten to fifteen a year. He's on the back nine of his career. And i think he takes a paycheck with the team that he's been with just to continue marching forward. You then have kris bryant to man. He's one that i would look to get rid of. But you're going to be selling so low on his price based on his performance in twenty twenty and his past performances that the conversation becomes was it just a down year and he's going to bounce back or is this the new trajectory in the new outlook for kris bryant moving forward so if he bounces back as anywhere near the mvp that he was in the past. What you're gonna get form on. The trade market isn't going to be worth that sort of value. But if this six hundred is what you're looking at moving forward you got to move on from this guy here sooner than later. The next one is obviously by as. I don't think there's a ton of chances that he moves this off season with the free agent market simmons gregorious simeon a couple of other guys available. And then of course the big fish francisco. Lynn door on the trade market and rumored not to be back in cleveland next year. Which will touch on here in future segments but with that many available options in free agency and on the market. I don't think by as would get you any value. Returning anthony. Rizzo you just picked up his option. So i think he will be back and then it comes down to Schwartzberg out in the outfield. Who i believe is the piece to move on from if you can. But there are options available out there. Jack petersen a couple other free agents that are very similar style of players so again. I don't think the value for warburg will be extremely high but i don't think you can bring everybody back out of the seven names. I mentioned i think you gotta make some sort of a move kyle. Schwarzer to me is the easy one to move on from next on the list be kris bryant and then really i think rizzo and buy as we'll be back no matter what in twenty twenty one but those are decisions. Those are trades that will be made by jed hoyer moving forward and not three ot epstein has once again. He has decided to step down here. As president of baseball operations for the cubbies so phillies fans want him. Mets fans want him. But i think he ends up in the league office and then possibly with an expansion team in a year or two once. We get on the other side of this. So hopefully it's affiliates. Give him ownership stake. Give him anything he wants. That's me as a fan talking. But i just don't think it's going to happen here. So that'll wrap things up for the first segments of the mc baseball podcast brought to you by the gs. Podcast network will pause now for a word from one of our sponsors and one of our sister shows but when we come back we'll get into some injury conversation colliding journ bellinger recently having surgery. Let's talk about it. We'll be right back. This is your ultimate staffer. Everything sports the golden state media concepts boards podcast. Should i say more from the nfl. Melby the nba to mma. It's all in here. Golden state media concept's sports podcast. Listen this back to today's episode of the gps mcc baseball podcast brought to you by the gsm. See podcast network. I'm your host kevin mullick. It's thursday november nineteenth. If you guys haven't done so yet please. Check us out on social media head to facebook. Instagram twitter check both the mc baseball podcast as well as the emcee podcast network. That goes a long way to helping us. Continue to grow. Continue to expand and bring you guys quality content day in and day out as well as rate and review the podcast. Wherever you're listening to this we really appreciate it but jumping back in here diving right into segment number two. We're talking about the recent injuries that have taken place across major league baseball. A couple of big names have undergone surgery recently and the first one to discuss of course is mike clubbing. Jer of the san diego padres and it was announced on the same day. That clemenger agreed to a two year. Eleven and a half million dollar contract with the san diego padres and with that same announcement. They announced that he would miss the entire twenty twenty one season due to tommy john surgery. And let's see clemenger made four point one million dollars this past year or would have of course it was pro rated over the course of sixty games but he had two years of arbitration remaining. And that's basically what the padres bought out for a total of eleven and a half million. Which i think is kind of right on points with where he would have been this past year this upcoming year he would been probably around that six or seven mark and then the following season right around the same due to missing the year with an injury so Maybe they got a couple of million dollar discount on clubbing jerry. But overall if you're mike you're not upset with eleven and a half million dollars. Come in your way over the next two seasons and they were able to set up his contract that he'll make about three to four million dollars next year and the following season make that seven to eight million dollars with a couple of escalators based on number of starts so this could very easily become a two year. Twelve million dollar agreement with clubbing during the padres but This is the second time that climbing is going to be going under for. Tommy john surgery. He missed all of twenty twelve back when he was in the minor leagues with this injury. So the second time it's happening for this individual that's never a good sign but honestly as we get further out and these are becoming more and more common. We are learning that. There is a bit of a shelf life when it comes to tommy john surgery and competitive innings and remaining in baseball. If you know you get it on the tail end of your career like verlander or some of those those other guys when you get into retirement. Obviously everything is fine. But if you're continuing to pitch at a high level We're looking at Seven ten twelve fifteen years with these surgeries before they have to go in there again. So hopefully everything goes well for my clubbing. Jer- i'm going to miss watching him. Pitch and twenty twenty one. The guy is full of energy out there. He's a ton of fun to watch but unfortunately for padres fans they're going to be looking in a different direction for the top of their rotation next year. You know that parlays into kind of the follow up conversation is you know. Where do the padres go from here. Of course they made those deals at the deadline to try to make a push not only this past year but in the next couple of seasons but now with the loss of clubbing jury. You know has a hole at the top of their rotation and you know yes they will have the nelson lament zach davies. Chris paddock as the one. Two three heading into twenty twenty one and they do have a number of young arms within the organization already They could look to start. Mackenzie gore although he could use some seasoning potentially in the minor leagues. You have ryan. Weather's joey lou. Chessy adrian morgan Of a couple other internal candidates that could potentially fill this role. But of course glenn scherr was looked at us. Potentially being the ace being the number one or number two at the top of this rotation. And if you're gonna fill that with a weather's or a gore the drop their from a number one to a number five is certainly something that you were not anticipating as a padres fan. So where does that leave you heading into free agency. Of course the top arm on the market is trevor. Bauer and i don't think with his price range and with the future outlook of the padres. That's an avenue that they're going to be involved in. I mean we've all heard the names for trevor bauer. We'll get into that in our fourth and final segment a little bit more when we touch on free agency. But i don't see the padres being in the bauer sweepstakes so the next tier that you're looking at is kind of that more reasonably priced here such as tajon walker or jayco or even a mike minor potentially coming off a down year looking at that free agency pool at the top of the list. You know i could see them being in on the walker sweepstakes potentially onoda rizzi. I don't think they're going to go long. Term once again with any of these contracts to tie themselves into anything but with that being said when you look at the payroll for twenty twenty. If it was a regular season the opening day payroll was one hundred and fifty one million for the padres and as of right now for twenty twenty one. They currently have one hundred thirty. Three million portrayed to everybody on the team so they have eighteen million less tied up in contracts this year as opposed to last year and of course quite a bit of room until the luxury tax kicks in so they do have money if they are looking to spend it and if that's the avenue they looked to go. The potential other solution could be the trade market. I mean you're looking at Names that we've discussed such as lance lynn from the rangers or a trevor williams joe. Musk grove from the heart from the pirates. Excuse me potentially blake. Snell is out there or collars carrasco for the indian so the starting market there are people available but having just given up assets to bring in mike clemenger and a few other individuals at the trade deadline you know how many prospects with the padres be willing to give up to kind of fill that hole. It almost becomes a two for one this year. We're making two different trades only for one pitcher on your return on investment and then you begin your full bang for your buck until the twenty twenty two season when of course climbing jers able to come back and at that point he would be one year away from free agency so he kinda begins to be looked at like a rental almost in that aspect so the padres are in a tough spot. I think they go middle tier free agency market. I don't anticipate them giving up additional aspect. That's or additional prospects in regards to a trade for a lance lynn. Or somebody along those lines. So i certainly see them in the Charlie morton sweepstakes the tajon walker and the jayco derision conversation to try to fill the hole left by mike. Clemenger but Cody bellinger was the other player to undergo surgery over the past couple of days in this one is different than clubbing jerry. Because this was cody. Bellinger's right shoulder and he actually separated it celebrating his game. Seven and lcs home run so he hit a home run rounded the bases came back and was celebrating with kiki hernandez and they went for the forearm bash. In apparently cody went a little too strong and his shoulder popped out of place so he underwent surgery over the past couple of days. He's looking at a week rehab. So we're looking at two to three months here. And of course that aligns with Spring training early word out of dodgers camp is that they anticipate him being ready to go when it comes to spring training so belly. Journalists is non throwing shoulder so that is a positive if you are a dodgers fan but the injuries certainly hindered bellinger's performance in the world series He was only three for twenty two with one home. Run and three. Rbi's he had four r. b. is in the divisional round. I believe it was five. Rb is in the nfl cbs. So you saw his performance dip in the world series and the injury to his shoulder was certainly a big explanation as to why that took place but no lingering concerns into twenty twenty one so this is a bit of a different conversation than the one we had about mike jer. I don't anticipate any subsequent or follow up moves in regards to reaction to this injury. I believe they just rehab him and try to get him healthy as possible to come back and be back to that. Mvp caliber that. He was a couple of years ago because overall twenty twenty was a bit of a down year. for cody. bellinger house so he will look to bounce back here very shortly. But cody bellinger's injury got me thinking and just a bit of an outside of the box couple of minutes here wrapping up segment number two. I wanted to look at other major league baseball players who have injured themselves celebrating because the first one that comes to mind obviously is within the nfl and martin gramatica showing my age years. A millennial in my thirties but gramatica celebrated a field goal for the cardinals. Back in the day jumped up and down celebrated and tore his acl when he landed and basically that ended all field goal celebrations or are big time celebrations in the nfl. So i thought to myself. Has this ever happened in baseball. Are we looking at any circumstances. Are instances where somebody is injured themselves. You know celebrating similarly to bellinger. And i was able to find five names over the past ten. Fifteen years are so in different circumstances that injured themselves. So i wrote down the list here and of course number one everybody remembers. I can't believe it was ten eleven years ago now at this point but starting out at number five we have ramon ramirez not a lot of people. Remember this name with the new york mets back. In the day he actually pulled a hamstring jumping out in celebrating from the dugout when johan santana threw the first no hitter in mets history. So this is actually a common theme here. It seems to be when pitchers throw a no hitter. Perfect game people jump out sprint out of the dugout and celebration and unfortunately ramon ramirez his manager even said he didn't even get to the dog pile he didn't even jump on the. It was before that when the hamstring popped in cost him a A couple of months in that unfortunate situation so similarly to that one. Let's see here chris. Congressman of the miami. Marlins back in the day injured his knee. He had to miss about a month because he was celebrating a walk off home. Run so another instance where he was coming out of the dugout celebrating with the guys at home plate got caught up in a bit of a tussle ultimately injured his knee to where he had to miss some time moving forward but these top three or are the ones that i remembered. Most those last couple of names not big names. So i didn't remember those instances but number three back in two thousand twelve. Aubrey huff injured his knee when he was celebrating matt canes perfect game so similarly to ramon ramirez huff coming out of the dugout at the end of the game trying to get to the mound mob matt cain and he twisted his knee goddess. Foot going over. The railing fell awkwardly and had to miss some time due to an injured knee and ultimately aubrey huff after. That was Really never the same player in kind of an unfortunate circumstance led to his knee injury. There number two this one man i i. I can't believe this one. This one's a really outside of the box. In two thousand and six on hell guthman injured derrek lee by giving him neck spasms after hitting him too hard in the head following a walk off home. Run and again. This takes me back to my football days. Where i remember a couple of times we had a running back through the whole he got hit. He had a bit of a concussion and it was a long run so our center came down to pick them up and smack him on the top of the head. You know nice runway to go not knowing. Of course that is was feeling a little funky at the time and didn't need to be padded so essentially same situation here derek lee. It's a walk off home run. He's rounding the bases from third heading home and he's getting mobbed by his teammates and this was back when people used to rough each other up i. I never really understood that fad of the walk off. It started as a celebration. And then it evolved into basically a beatdown of the guy who won the game. You know they'd rip is jersey. Punch him throw stuff. On and essentially this led to a neck spasm injured neck with derek liaison held guzman came out in too hard ultimately forcing him to miss some time. So the the most popular one the one that everybody remembers here. A number one on the list was in twenty ten when kendra rallies hit a walk off grand slam for the la angels rounding the bases. He came into home plate. Did the high jump came down with both feet and broke his leg up on landing on home plate so kendrick morales around juvenile and then the moment he lands hey just collapses down and is unable to walk miss the remainder of the season of course but a broken leg for kendra morale's so it's happened a handful of times out there where players have injured themselves celebrating now. None of these other five circumstances were in the postseason. This is the first time. I think on record. Where we've had somebody injure themselves in the playoffs via the celebration and like we said bellinger was able to remain for the world series but certainly did not perform up to the level of his satisfaction. So bellinger wrapping this up here. We'll be good to go for twenty twenty one. He'll be back for spring training so nothing to worry about for you dodgers fans out there but conversely the padres they take a big loss to the top of that rotation with the news of mike. Clever jer having to go under undergo. Tommy john surgery for the second time and Eight years here so it'll be interesting to see how the padres react. What they're move is now here in free agency. Or if they make a trade or even stand pat and go with some internal resources to fill that hole but That'll do it here for the second segments of the mc baseball podcast brought to you by gsm. See podcast network when we come back after a word from one of our sponsors and one of our sister shows i'll get into my francisco. Lindores conversation a lot of different trade candidates out there. I'll talk about all of them with you guys and ultimately where i think he ends up here as the week before thanksgiving so stick around everyone. We'll be right back. Tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Now listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. The golden state media concepts podcast network is here. Nothing less than our podcast lists with endless hours of podcast cupboards from news. Sports music fashion cooking entertainment fantasy football and so much more so stop lurking around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to fill that podcast. Whatever it may be visit us at. Www dot m. c. podcast dot com. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download on i tunes soundcloud and google play in and thanks for listening to the third segment of the gsm. See baseball podcast brought to you by the mc podcast network. I'm your host kevin molik. Thanks for listening. If you guys haven't checked out the other shows mc podcast network. I don't know what you're waiting for. There is a ton of great content within the network. All you have to do wherever you're listening to this episode. Whether it's apple podcasts spotify stitcher google play pandora. There's plenty of gas platforms coming out by the day. Gsm is available on all of those. So wherever you are apple podcasts it that little search icon type in g. s. m. c. And you'll find upwards of twenty to thirty different shows within the network and not only sports related but politics a lot going on of course with the election. We still haven't decided who won or lost you know. 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He will not be back with the cleveland indians for twenty twenty one he is projected to land just about twenty one million dollars in the final year of arbitration before he hits the market and Basically cleveland's come out and said we don't wanna pay him twenty one million and we're not going to give him a long term extension so come at us with your best offers knowing that potentially this could be a rental situation similarly to mookie betts last offseason essentially are especially if linda doesn't end up in the market to which he is looking for. I know bets being in. La that's obviously market one one a and major league baseball so when you get traded there with the Finances and the resources they have. You're looking to sign long term. And that's something that. I think lynn door will be looking at as well here with potential destinations but We've heard upwards of ten teams. You know across baseball here in regards to reaching out within the industry. Who's here in what what's going on and nobody really knows i mean. Of course you hear the standard names. The big market teams yankees dodgers angels. mets phillies. Then you have some people like the the reds or the braves even the blue jays being mentioned as a possible destination for lindores. So i have about eight or nine teams here on run down potential deals. That could be offered furlan door. I know of course there are a ton of prospects one through thirty and based on what they're looking for what they need. Each team is going to have different offers but just aren't surface level ultimately what could potentially offered furlan door here moving forward. And we'll start out with the new york yankees. A huge name is available. You have to go right to new york. You have to go right to la and figure out if they have the resources can they get it done. Would they be willing to give it up. Just for a rental and honestly with the yankees. Of course they would get lynn door. But you're looking at potentially giving up an outfielder you know. The indians need somebody in the outfield to come in and play right away for them. So a lot of these deals are going to include a major league ready outfielder as well as a couple of prospects to kind of offset you know. Now as well as the future for cleveland so from new york side of things. You're probably looking at moving. Clint frazier and then heading into the prospects. Contraire as peraza a couple of other different options available out there as well. Miguel angie har- louis skill alberta. You are all names in the top prospect list that we've heard potential suitors. Albert bray is the yankees twelfth rated prospect Handed pitcher luis gil is their rated prospect. So you're probably looking at a couple of top fifteen prospects internally plus a major league ready contributor to start the conversation here with the cleveland indians so the yankees have the goods i. It's just a matter of ultimately who would make the move here. And if you're getting frazier or and you are two of the biggest shifts at the yankees. Have i think this is a conversation that ultimately could continue. If you're a yankees fan so next up. We have the la dodgers as a potential destination. And of course depending on what l. as willing to give up some people have them talking about joe i agree or edwin rio s- potentially catcher kia burt ruiz involved in the deal. You know and honestly. I don't know if that's going to get it. I think you're looking at somebody. Like dustin may at the top of that prospect list. Tony gosselin i think the in the ends are going to have to get somebody who can come in and contribute right away this year but obviously still be under a solid contractor arbitration. Because they're not gonna look to pay somebody top dollar when they're giving up lynn door for the same reason so i think you're looking at dustin may potentially cody thomas from the outfield prospects. Mad badie is a prospect. Greg in rio would be prospect. So it's just a matter of how high on that prospect list l. a. is looking to go and if the indians think that the likes of dustin may would be more of a return than an andrew hard and day Clint frazier from the new york. Yankees side of things. So how high is l. a. Willing to go because on the surface level of those two i think the yankees have a bit more depth than a few more candidates for the indians to kind of go through when it comes to the prospect pool and what the team would be willing to give up so the top two are obviously the the dodgers and the conversation. But then you get to kind of that next level you know. You're looking now in the in the northeast. Here with the new york. Mets philadelphia phillies. So both of these teams are potentially looking to make a big splash in free agency. Jt rio mutoko. George springer trevor bauer or linked to these squads moving forward so of course you have to throw francisco lynn door into that conversation and again. It's just a matter of what could potentially be offered. You know from new york mets perspective. I think you'd start with outfield first. Baseman dominic smith. Once again the indians looking for people ready to contribute right now. Dominic smith coming off a very nice twenty. Twenty season would come in and fit that mold right away. Then you get into the prospect mold potentially short stopera. I'm ed rosario. Relief pitcher franklin colom. You know you're also looking at a shortstop andrei him that's know and then you get into recent draft pick signing this past first rounder pete. Crowe armstrong top outfield highschool pick. He he slots in as the mets number five pick. So if you're going with armstrong you could probably keep dominic smith out of the trade concept or a a riley gill gilliam. Who's the twenty fifth best prospect as a relief pitcher. So you're gonna have to give up either. Dominic smith or jeff mcneil plus some top end talent and with armstrong. Being so far away from big-league contributions could potentially see a few other names involved in. When you get to that top prospect level you start to get into four five. Six player deals as opposed to a one for two or one for three type of deal. You get into that too for four style of action moving forward. But i let's see when you're looking at the philadelphia phillies. Philadelphia are clamoring for them to put together a nice offer for francisco lynn door shortstop is a position of need for the phillies pairing lynn door with bryce harper alongside the top end of the rotation with nola wheeler howard. And that's where the conversation starts right because our the phillies willing to include somebody like alec bomb or spencer howard in the conversation and alec bomb is a non starter. A no go. He's the third baseman first basement of the future for the phillies. But potentially right hander. Spencer howard who is the twenty eighth overall prospect in baseball and certainly the phillies number. One or number two would be of interest for cleveland and having recently traded clemenger. They traded bauer two years ago. They're certainly looking to add people into that. Rotation in that pitching staff moving forward but again the phillies really. Don't have any. you know. Big league level arm. So potentially you could throw in the likes of roman quinn out in centerfield somebody who could come in and play right away. Adam hastily recently atop a picture. The phillies has kind of shown himself to be a fourth outfielder. Needs more at bats so he could be an option for the indians. But i think they're looking at potentially a bomb howard or a bryson stott who was a recent first round pick for the phillies a shortstop at a unlv. He's a major league baseball as eighty two overall prospect so he's a top five phillies prospect for sure so few throw adam hastily. Bryson stott you know. Mix in a francisco morales or another relief pitcher. The conversation is there for the indians and phillies to start having some trade dialogue. It's just a matter of what price are the phillies no longer willing to pay out bomb in howard and at that point you're going to have to put in start early and another top prospect arm to even have the conversation. Continue to the point. Where i think deal could be made. So we have the The yankees dodgers the phillies and mets. I believe are the top four options. But now you're starting to look into that second tier and a name. We always hear or you know people in the market loved it. Here is the cincinnati reds. People are saying that lindores could stay in state probably wouldn't even have to trade or changes driver's license if that were the option so what could the reds give up in a potential deal. I mean again. Infielder outfielder nick sensible a recent first round pick. The indians would love somebody like that they also have right handed pitcher hunter green who they could potentially dangle and hundred green was a top five pick a few years back high-velocity right handed pitcher just have some control issues. Some health issues is he's looking to get going but again green number two overall. He's said tommy. John already in his big league career in sensors atop ten prospect. So those two right. There is where the conversation starts and those two would be better than anybody else. I've read in regards to prospect combination so central. I would have to go if you could potentially get hundred green if you're not willing to give up hundred green if you're the reds you're looking at shortstop jose garcia to fill the shortstop void. He's six rated prospect for the reds or outfielder austin hendrick. Who's atop prospect on major league baseball's pool and it could get interesting from there so if the reds throw in hunter green i think that could make them the team to beat along with the nixon. So it's just a matter of if they'd be willing to put in all of that prospect and if that's what they're looking for here moving forward that would be certainly very very interesting so another team we're hearing is the la angels. The team out in la could put together an offer this one. I'm not sure as of the the level of everybody else we've discussed you know. They don't really have the depth in the prospect pool. But they're certainly looking to go for it here so i believe they could be an option. I mean brandon marsh jeremiah jackson at the top of the list followed by pitchers garrett stallings as an option for them to fill out that bullpen. There and cleveland so the angels. I don't think have the immunization to be able to hang with the big boys here when it comes to potential offers and then a few outside candidates three of them here that i've heard but haven't really looked into exactly what they'd have to give up but The blue jays suitor looking to get that super infield there with the other prospects shet vlad junior and everybody so they'd have to give up l. out in the outfield once again. And then you're looking at Alejandro kirk behind the dish. Their number six rated prospect. Kevin smith potentially up for a deal. But i don't think that would be enough to sway the indians to trade him just across the river there and keep him in state. Another team is the st louis cardinals. The cardinals are certainly going to be in on the conversation They would have to give up. Let's see tommy edman. Infielder outfielder big level harrison batter. And then you get to their their prospects johanna daviel potentially on hell run down but men that would certainly be a tough sell and the last team here. I've seen on the list. But i don't anticipate any true. Conversation is the atlanta braves. Potentially trying to make a move to get over the hump the team. That's won the nfl. The last three five and looking into the future the next three to five years staring at the dodgers and padres look into at another superstar to the mix to potentially again get over that hump and win the national league up. The yankees. dodgers of course are going to be in the conversation until until indoor is dealt. But i do like the mets phillies. I believe they have the most ambition to possibly get a deal done. But i do see the cincinnati reds as having the most ammunition and the most willingness to part with their prospects in potentially getting a deal so i would look at the reds is getting value out there on the gambling market for the trade market but ultimately i think that the new york mets should be the leader in the clubhouse. Everything that steve cohen has been communicating. Everything that he's been saying is that he's going to spend money. He's going to be pushing the envelope and in an off season where everybody's looking at economic pushback trying to cut pennies wherever they can to have an owner come in and essentially say the opposite. You know. hey we're going to spend we're going to go for it. I love this team. I love this city. You have to put them in the driver's seat for any of these big time. Free agents and trade pieces so that's a good transition here this real pause wrap it up segment number three because we're going to get into the latest free agency signings and then conversation around the big boys if there's any updates news notes and what's happening around the league sell we'll step aside here one last time for a word from one of our sponsors and one of our sister shows but we come back. We'll wrap things up today. Talking about mlb free agency who signed already and who's gonna go where stick around everyone. We'll be right back. Want to know the latest and soccer. That listened to the golden state media concepts soccer podcast from. Mls is the world of the premier league. We've got you covered the latest. Update the hottest matches and news on the league's top players. It's the golden state media concept soccer. Podcasts listen thanks again for listening and welcome back to the fourth and final segments of the mcc baseball podcast brought to you by the mc podcast network. We've had a great show for you today. Started out talking about theo epstein. What's next for him. After his decision to step down from the chicago cubs president of baseball operations. He had a salad nine year. Run with chicago three trips to the nfc s in of course ending that drought in two thousand sixteen. So jed hoyer takes over for him. He'll have some big decisions to make chris bryan. Baya's anthony rizzo and schwab all up here for arbitration slash free agency in a year. What do they do with those guys. And then what's next for theo. Who knows i think he ends up in the league office and then with an expansion team in the next couple of years thinking outside the box but within talked about mike. Clubbing cody bellinger. The latest on their injury and surgery with levinger having to undergo. Tommy john and missed the twenty twenty one season and then just last segment. I talked to you guys about potential trade candidates for francisco. Lynn door what the teams would have to give up and ultimately where they end up and that brings us here to the fourth and final segments. Where we're talking about free agency. A couple of guys have signed not too many out there and none of the big fish. But i did want to keep you guys updated on everything that's going on and it looks like there have been about ten players who have signed contracts for the twenty twenty one season already starting out with kevin gaas men and marcus stroman who accepted their one year. Eighteen point nine million dollar qualifying offer like we talked about last episode. So those guys are locked in here but a handful of others have signed. The mariners resigned starting pitcher kendall grave men for a one year. One point two five million dollar deal so he'll be back with the mariners next year as well. Josh harrison resigned as a second baseman with the nationals. He signed on a one year. One million dollar deal harrison was with the phillies in previous years has now latched on. What the nationals. And is looking to get one more year in washington moving forward. You have jose peraza who side a minor league deal with the mets. After his time in boston robbie ray signed a deal to return to the blue jays. After he was traded to toronto he signed a one year. Eight million dollar deal. So he'll be back in toronto next year and their rotation malik smith. He signed a minor league deal with the new york. Mets speedy centerfielder. Recently of the seattle mariners will now be with the mets next season on a minor league. Deal and we'll look to make that team and then the last couple of signings. The atlanta braves resigned. Josh tomlin a relief pitcher to a one year one million dollar deal and then they were busy. Adding a veteran to the rotation with cole hamels no longer under contract and he battled a bunch of injuries. Last year they left handed veteran in the rotation. Well atlanta clearly thought that they needed that same type of ingredient. They went out inside drew smiley. Formerly of the san francisco giants he was with the philadelphia phillies the year prior to that. But he signed a one year eleven million dollar deal with the atlanta braves and this This surprise me this number of eleven million dollars because everything we've heard from the market. Is that the top end. Talent is going to get their money but that second tier mid level low level. Free agent isn't going to see the dollars that they have seen in the past. Well i would've put through smiley firmly in that category. I would have put him as somebody get in two three four million dollars as a fill into the rotation after the rest of free agency kinda filters itself out and man eleven million dollars. I know it's one year in atlanta. They really want that left. Handed veteran pitcher in the rotation to help out with these kids. But fifteen years for coal or fifteen million for one year cole. Hamels last year and now drew smiley for one year. I just think that is a stretch for atlanta. Now it's a one year contract so no harm no foul. They're not tied into anything in the future. But again eleven million drew smiley if you're currently sitting on the free agent market as a player you're certainly us in that contract as leverage for yourself in what you're looking for here in the market moving forward and let's talk about the top free agents now wrapping things up here of the final ten minutes or so. There's a lot of mid level to your free agents. And i don't want to canada project or predict what they would get because based off like i said drew smiley. I'm going to be way off on those types of predictions or conversation. So let's jump into kind of like the top ten guys here going down the list in any order really. I mean you guys know the top five or so out there and then after that you know it certainly up for debate or conversation into which direction you're looking to go but The top guy on the list. We'll start out on the mound. Trevor bauer everybody knows the cy young award winner one seven three era this year. He only allowed five point. One hits per nine that best in the major leagues as well. So i see going to sign a one year deal and try to get paid next year when the pandemic you know rights itself in the money seems to be back where it is but you know honestly based on his age. I think he's looking at that kind of bridge deal. You know. i don't see the five million dollar yu darvish or excuse me the five year yu darvish or five year tanaka deal. That pitchers have been signing here over the past couple of years. I certainly don't see the garrett cole seven year deal. But i do see of that jake arrietta three year contract conversation certainly being hat and when you're looking at value it's anywhere from twenty five to thirty million dollars a year. Get up to possibly thirty five here over the next couple of years. So where does bauer put himself. I think he certainly looking at trying to get one hundred million dollars but if you look at that three year pact. That's really on the high end of what you're looking at getting. I think you're gonna look right around three years ninety million dollars potentially a fourth year option gets him up to you. Know one fifteen one twenty four times thirty type of conversation starter mounted go twenty five thirty thirty five and that's where you're looking at ninety million dollars over the course of three years. Now who's going to give him that type of money. I don't believe it will be the phillies. I know the dodgers and again the yankees. All the top guys will be in the conversation but again based on everything. We're hearing based on everything i'm reading. I think the new york. Mets are going to be at the top of the list. Because even after marcus stroman accepts his qualifying offer. That's only a one year commitment. So i don't think the the price tag over the course of two to three to four years will hinder steve cohen's aggressiveness and trying to go. After the top guy so does he go after lynn door. And bauer know that's a conversation. I'm not so sure. But i think just due to monetary concerns. You're looking at trevor bauer. Being the leader for the new york. Mets and again if they don't wanna trade and give up assets for lynn door and they're only giving up twenty five million bucks this year two. Trevor bauer the way. The contract is structured. They could be in conversation with these next two guys. I'm in the next to the top. Two bats on the market. Everybody as disgust is jt. Real mutel he's the the best catcher in baseball of course over the last three years. He's i in war. I made back to back all star teams and eighteen and nineteen. I had a really good offensive year. Here in twenty twenty in a shortened season throughout a major league high. Almost forty seven percent of base stealers. But you know offensively behind the dish and to be the best defensive catcher in baseball really kind of puts you in that standard level of outfield production and this is where a position in value from position. Become a conversation when offering. Jt rio mute so a contract because if you're paying him for his offense than you could spend that money more effectively elsewhere. Because if you're looking at george springer and real mutual offensively compared i believe. It's an edge to george springer now if you look at the entirety of the game calling the game. Genie pitching staff throwing out. Baserunners security behind the dish increases real mute value. Now now how much does it do that right. What is it potential. Deal that he's looking at and he's looking to try to get to that twenty five thirty million dollar a year. Let's see twenty. Three million per year was the salary held by joe mauer words of twenty five a year. I believe real mutya would jump on that to set the record for catching positions contracts. If you're looking at twenty five a year the conversation then becomes four five or six years and this is where the bidding more may start. Because i think you're going to have multiple teams in for jt. Rio mutoko at four years. One hundred million dollars. So do you get to five years. One twenty five to six in one fifty is that where teams are willing to go and then you know based on age in decline and t make makeup. Is this really the best avenue. If you're the philadelphia phillies. Are you really going to lock yourself in for five years for catcher behind the dish. I'm not so sure. And there are a couple of other options out there. I know wilson ramos for the mets. They're looking to upgrade over him. You got Gary sanchez on standing ground with the yankees. The yankees spin on jt. Real mutel person. Only once again. I think the new york. Mets should be seen as the leader in the clubhouse. I think they'd be willing to go to that five six year. Mark and that hundred and fifty million dollar kind of threshold. So i'd be looking at five years one forty for jd. If you're the mets six years one fifty if you want to limit you know the average annual value but still give him that top dollar which is what happened to kind of The bryce harper situation they added years to lower the yearly cost but certainly are now tied into the player even further. So if real mute does go into the mets bowers go into the mets. That leaves francisco lynn door. I think once again the reds or the outside leader there but next step we got george springer. And where does george springer end up. I certainly have the phillies directly in the conversation for george springer especially if they miss out on jt real. Till i think springer's looking for that twenty to twenty five million dollars a year as well. He'll be looking at four to five years. So you're looking at five one twenty five as kind of the baseline for springer him being an outfielder of course less wear and tear on the body and you know only thirty one years old. He certainly young enough to wear five years Doesn't seem to be like that will be out of You his career decline so to speak so five hundred twenty five five and one thirty. I think the phillies are the leader in the clubhouse for him but also hearing that the white sox could be involved and potentially the blue jays could be out there looking for some upgrades if they potentially make a move for lynn door and move on from some outfield help. They could replenish that by transition. In right to george springer and not having a lot of downtime so rounding out the next couple of free agents let's see. Dj lemay hugh. Where does he end up. He's looking at probably about twenty million a year. Three to four years for dj. Does he look at three at sixty year. Four at eighty. I think you're looking at closer to that. Four at eighty mark nelson. Who's paying the mayhew. I think his best fit is back with the yankees but if they make some moves. I some bigger fish i think. Of course the domino's continued to fall and we see him leave. New york next on the list is marcelo. I think he's right there in that conversation as well. He was right at that. Eighteen million dollar mark next year. He's looking for a raise. So you're looking at twenty to twenty five frozen so you're looking at three in seventy three and seventy five frozen yeah. I don't know if you want to go to that fourth year. But i think if you're the braves and what you saw offensively him in that lineup from the right side really could be a difference maker and i think you're looking to pull the trigger if you're the braves and bring back osuna next up on the list. Charlie morton is recent option was declined by the raise. He had a four seven. Four era in nine starts was obviously much better in the playoffs. So he'll be looking to go year to year. Let's see the. The race are rumored to be offering eight to twelve down from that fifteen but i think he could get fifteen to twenty from a lotta different contenders out there. On the market. I think the phillies would be interested. The yankees dodgers like. I said the race trying to bring him back that cardinals. Anybody who's in playoff consideration. Looking to add a veteran with the playoff pedigree of charlie martin is certainly going to be in conversation here so round and things out nelson cruz Looks like he'll be back with minnesota. They've been communicating back and forth justin turner. He looks to be back in la but if not he could potentially end up in washington a lot of people have made that connection and then the top relief pitcher liam hendriks. He had a fantastic year last year. One seven eighty ra. So it'll be in high demand a lot of people looking for relief help to phillies. But the dodgers name to To look at here as a potential move. I don't think they make any huge choices this off season so bringing him in on a short term deal i think could work but Lastly we have hung song. Kim who's coming over from korea. He's twenty five years old. He's been with the key womb heroes to ninety four over the last seven years one hundred and thirty three homers hundred and thirty four steals so does a little bit of everything offensively speed power and You know it is a heavy shortstop market here for free agency but adding kim to the mix you know he's looking at possibly getting you know eight ten million plus a posting fee so four years forty five million four years forty million for kim and a lot of those guys tend. End up on the west coast. So let's go. I don't know seattle. la san francisco. Somebody out there. I believe will add kim and add some pop into speed to their offense for twenty twenty one. So where do you guys think everybody ends up. Let me know in the comments here. Leva while you're rating in reviewing the podcast put your thoughts. Words lemay hugo bauer rio mute. So all those guys. I'm looking forward to hearing from you guys. What you think is going to happen moving forward but that'll do it for today's episode. Thanks again for listening. Everyone if you haven't done so yet. I'll ask you one last time here at checkout social media both the baseball podcast and the podcast network but please rate and review the podcast shares with your friends. That goes a long way for helping us grow here but That'll do it for me. That'll wrap up today's episode. I really appreciate everybody listening. Please stay safe. Please stay healthy out there as the holidays are coming. Enjoy your weekend. And i'll talk to everybody this monday. We'll see you soon. Been listening to the golden state media. Concept's baseball podcast. Part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. www dot com gs mc podcast dot com download. Our podcast on itunes stitcher soundcloud google play. Just type it. 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"I don't know if I've mentioned this. But. I love the ramps. The Ray you're part of the Ramle. I'm part of the rambling. Section six sections, which is a per. She's actually eight technically, right? That would have been the appropriate section eight probably would have been. Sakes are better seats, and I was at the Super Bowl and had a long hangover that that came with that. Jeff Katz is in for John and joining us right now, it's the executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer of the Rams Kevin demo. Hey, Kevin Hart, man, I'm good. But I I want to know what do you take to cure Super Bowl hangover, you know, eight his just taken time taken some time. How are you? I think for for everybody here it takes some time. But getting into the twenty nineteen season bid free agency and the excitement around getting Eric wide. All getting Dante Fowler back starting season ticket push. And really getting back into the rhythm of the off season has been exactly what we needed the punt of energy and excitement around our building and ready to go or on a C. Crown? Let me ask you about sort of this is this has been a gigantic story and gigantic mystery is Todd Gurley and his knee. What's the status of his knee? I guess the big question is is there are thrice there. You know? I think the status one is knees. The mystery. I think is the fact that you're because well what's wrong, you had a player who had an injury dealing with some inflammation towards the end of the season sat out a couple of weeks turn to no month, given that we had the by you know. But then, you know, I think when you impact he in practice against the Cowboys are fastest player and our GPS machines. Right. So and then you get into some games played well against the Cowboys again the saints and patriots game, we decided strange offensive flow. And so I think when you get into, you know, Sean said on Tuesday, wear and tear inflammation. He's led the league and carries yards and touchdowns. The last two years when you factor in receptions, and I I think that is it's only wear and tear. You get him into a full off-season getting back to rehab, and then I think we expect out of the Todd Gurley you know, back and making a difference in our offense. But I, you know, really when you get down to it as as I told someone the other day in the last six Blaine this someone who's well holding call the Super Bowl does not get called Todd Gurley. Rips off a fifteen yard run. We have the ball and patriots side of the field. He may be Super Bowl v. If we continue. That drive and win the game. So, you know, I think at some point you have to look at the narrative is great. There's something drastically wrong. But you know, just because we didn't have our best offensive game in the Super Bowl doesn't mean that Todd Gurley is never gonna play again. Kevin. There's no question. The perception of the organization across the league has changed fundamentally from when you guys first arrived in L A to the point. Now that you have multiple teams sort of trying to rip off your model. They all want the next young coach, I wonder is there any sort of institutional pressure or thought process to even try to vary things up a little bit to stay ahead of all these people nipping at your heels woke I think the goal is to continue to you know, one of the things we talked about this off season. You want to be team one year division against gets a buy because I think all of us in our fans saw and Steve was the game. When you get a buy it makes your postseason so much easier. You have one game to win at home to get to the NFC championship. And then you've got one game to play to get to the Super Bowl. And so I think for us. It's always about innovation. I think the great thing about having a Sean McVeigh who's always tinkering with his team. I remember this time. A year ago was people are gonna figure out Sean McVay offense. And it's going to be a one year wonder and certainly come back. And I think we're number two in the league. You know, implants, again, you know, less Sean, you know, Tony pastor's oversees our salary cap in football ministration. They're always trying to figure out ways to stay ahead of the curve. And I don't think we've figured anything else out yet. I mean, we've had two good seasons, you know, back to back. But I think it comes with innovation and really proud when you look back fill out two years under Sam we've led the league and regular season wins tied with the patriots. And saints. We believe in points scored in point differential. But there are those years are behind us, and we have to figure out a way to do that all again in twenty nineteen. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles Kevin off executive vice president football operations chief operating officer of the is with us Mason in Ireland ESPN LA. So according to multiple people that I trust on Twitter. You guys have about eight to nine million dollars left in salary cap space. Can you give us an idea of what what the organization's priorities are why I haven't read Twitter to see where we're out on the cap Tony sheet this morning, but said we had about nine point three million dollars when you factor in draft picks, and and our day tender, so we have about nine million dollars plenty of money to go shopping in this kind of phase the fridge within it's amazing. We're only forty dollars in your almost to phase two, and you know, by this weekend, you'll really be into phase three and four and when the value start to to align. And I think we've done really well on those pages, and you look at the past few years, whether it's an account Roby call man, you know, John Sullivan, you know, even this remake Wilson comes in late in contributes in Mexico against Green Bay. This is where I think your personnel staff really can can make a difference. So there are a bunch of guys we have in our radar to go look in fall off the team. But I think you know, we looked at their also today. Sean kind of what at the starting twenty two the. A team. And he says, I think there's absolutely team. We can go to fend, you know, or NFC west title within we still have the draft and trade. And I think that's the one thing. I don't think anybody has copied or model nor do I think we have one that is on its own. But I think the one thing Sean, m lesson Tony a proven is it they'll go through any avenue to find a player, whether it's a trade whether it's late in free agency. Whether it's a big signing, you know, whether it it's getting into training camp and finding guys whether it's finding C J Anderson in December, right? The the building your fifty three man roster is never over. And I know for fans, you know, you always wanna done by by March. But I think, you know, our tension between the draft and free agency is trying to get that depth up. We feel pretty good about starting unit. But he always trying to think of what that depth to get better. Coming up curious what you what's the most noticeable or palpable thing that you've seen in terms of the connection to the fan base? Even coming off of a Super Bowl loss. You have had a level of success in just a few years in this market that I don't think anybody could have predicted when you've come do you get the sense now that this is a Rams town at the bottom line everywhere. The connection has been fully made. I don't know the connections ever made it I think you go through every year while you're trying to reestablish that connection and make it even stronger. I think that's true for us. I think probably true for the Lakers and dodgers. And in every other team. You know in town. You're always trying to strengthen that connection. You can never think you're done. And you know, I think this past year certainly went along way after after twenty seventeen but the the key moment for us this year, and I would even stack up against the game against the chiefs with such an amazing for our franchise. Incredible. Be and I would argue for our fan base and even locally that game was more important than the Super Bowl. Ron just because of what it meant emotionally to honor the first responders and to have five days sell at the Coliseum and get seventy seven thousand people into that building the Super Bowl run with fantastic. But I think that emotional connection really was validify with the cheese and for the game was so so unbelievable in LA. You know, I've always believed it's going up here. Coming back is it is a big event city and truly that is what people come out for. For you know night in night out. It's a big event city. And so this year when you look at hey, we play four teams went to the plows. We're going to have prime time games. Those your opportunities to solidify the fan base. And then I I think people still discount because they don't think anybody has any real idea. What it is that new stadium? It's coming online and sixteen months is going to be a game changer. You know for Rams fans and the entire NFL, and quite frankly sporting universe. So, you know, for us the work each day is about connecting with the fans, you're never at the point. We feel like we've got done, you know, every day you have to make it stronger and build and there's a kid being born somewhere today in the inland empire who needs to become a Rams fan. And that's always the way we look at it so season tickets go on sale today renewals. Go on sale. I've I will do that before the day is up Kevin is a season ticket holder. Tell me about the benefits tell everybody about the benefits of being ram season ticket holder. Well, I think you know, I heard the debate between section six and section eight. I have not figured out the new call him map, but it some other funky number that that I I don't know. The answer. But I think the big the biggest thing works out about is finally getting to renovate a call seeing this year. So better seats throughout the building. Not just the ones who replaced last year, but everybody will have new seats WI fi better concessions better restrooms. You know, improved experience we have the new scholarship tower for those who want to do that. But I think really far fans, you know, the noticeable thing that comes with it. And I love being able to say this is one of the best benefits for season ticket holders and season ticket pricing for play offs. And I think you saw that for the Dallas game which want to be in the hottest ticket in the NFL in law's five years in the playoffs. You know, having the ability to secure your seats in the playoffs for for that amount of dollars is something that we think are fans can I'll look at it and say, okay, that's a reasonable chance. The team they hope to playoff game. Whether it's getting to go to extra events getting no making sure our season ticket holders, always pay the lowest price, whether it's going to the drop day parties, you know the training camp day, which was so much fun. This year. I season ticket holders of Iran. I think all of those benefits really add up and make people feel valued. I think gets back to Jeff's question of how. You build that connection. It's making us stronger connection their season ticket holders every day. No other fans, and I think this your, you know, one of the things we John we've taken away a preseason game. And you know, they're probably a few diehards who will miss that. But for everybody else to pay less for your tickets, and you did a year ago because the game is going to Hawaii. I think is a great thing. The game is going to Hawaii. I'm actually really excited I'm going to Hawaii for that game man that it may not call you. That's true. That's true game on less. You can convince those bosses the DSP and seven ten that you need to come with the team for a few days and then broadcasts remotely and then we'll sneaky on the planes, really important do that. Yeah. So the one thing I always say to you. Because people ask me, you're a season ticket holder. You must be a high roller and the truth is there are a lot of different price points on on season tickets. It's like you can buy really great. But it's you can buy season tickets. If you're just if you're a Rams fan, and you're out there, and you think it's too expensive. You can buy season tickets start at three hundred fifty dollars for the whole season. And really I mean, they they top out our highest price season ticket. I think as one thousand nine hundred dollars. So you know, we're still among in the league average lightly around that number for season tickets. So it is not expensive in. You know, quite frankly that number will not bump up a ton. When you go to Englewood, you have to seat license to purchase it into out on top of the beginning. But our goal is to make sure season tickets are affordable. And you know, one of the things that was. Important to us this year in the final year of the call was really not to raise those prices on a per game basis, we reallocated some things given your the missing game. We have one game in London one game in Hawaii. But everybody in the building will pay with the exceptional one. One group of the benches in the end zone, and now has regular seats. Everybody else will pay less for their season tickets this year than they did a year ago. And so I think you know, I still hope that we're a great value for people to come and get a chance and explore the game. And whether it's, you know, sitting sixty eighty dollars one hundred game, I think when you look at the experiences we had last year whether it was the Minnesota game, which was an unbelievable primetime experience followed up Green Bay when you look at Kansas City, Philadelphia. I thought our tickets were a great value last year in return, exactly what people expected going, you know, eight and one at home including the playoffs, and we have to go through that again, one of these benefits that actually raised my eyebrows when I saw it, and I know it's happening league-wide is the idea that is a season ticket holder. You'll get free NFL red zone on your phone. And I'm curious about the. Impact of red zone league wide when it comes to getting people into the stadium because I just know myself as a transplant fan like I live on that thing and sort of the debate that went into factoring into allowing people to use it get as part of being a season ticket holder because I think it's very smart. Why did it's one of those things you want people to be able to see Reginald, and I particularly love watching Reginald. It's not just 'cause 'cause Andrew cecillia honors the preseason voice of the Rams, you know, loyalties and ticket holder. So we always thank him for for that. But I let the mazing product project product anyone you're out, you know, whether you're taking kids to karate in the morning like I do on the BI weekend. And therefore you're watching on your phone you want people to be able to follow the action all across the league. And so I think it's one of those things that you try to get as many benefits to season ticket holders as you can't and people who may not be season ticket holders. Mary have red zone that maybe the way they watch the games and and enjoy it. But I also think one of the important things, and I actually believe this about Los Angeles is the city is no still city of transplants you about how. You were born here. Half warn, you know, and just because you you moved here on your a Pittsburgh Steelers fan doesn't mean you're automatically Rams fan. We're trying to get you to be that. Then if the team, but you may still wanna follow the Steelers while you're on the way to our game. Or, you know, one of the things I love about playing on the west coast is, you know, there's always an early games. So if you're a fan, you wanna come tailgate you wanna come down to the stadium on the metro, and you wanna watch, you know, the highlights from your team that you grew up with on the east coast. That's great. We don't wanna take that away from you. We wanna make sure that it's easier. And I think it's important across the league. But it's especially important, you know, for those fans now lay who are still getting used to the live NFL experience. I'm getting a few questions on Twitter. One of them is what are we doing with C J Anderson is he still in play for this team this year? Absolutely. I think when you look at what CJ did coming in at the end of the year and really contributing, you know, I think our with CJ, I think lesson Sean this is always go see what the market looks like if there's a chance that at the end of the year you played yourself into a starting role in value somewhere else. That's great. If not let let's certainly see. Explore those options were fortunate that Malcolm Brown coming back, you know, as well on on the RFA tender. So so I think that is absolutely play. All right. Hey, kevin. Thank you very much for coming out. We appreciate it up on Twitter or say say the one more time did they update the recap on Twitter. They've got you. With somebody's got you at eight six and somebody's got you at nine three sounds like nine three is the right number. It's good to see my burner account is working. There you go Durant. Hey, kevin. Thank you very much for coming on, man. We appreciate it. My pleasure guys. Thanks so much. All right. Cool. And do we have it. Right. It's at the LA Rams dot com is the let me just make sure that they're doing it the right way, by the way in terms of trying to lure transplants into t totally understand the market. They're in and say, no, listen come watch your team on the way over. It's very smart. Yeah. Just tweeted out a link. It's the Rams dot com for season ticket information one of the best investments I ever made. I've had so much. You clearly love it. I so much you can tell. Yeah. For whatever it's worth, I have a blast with those games those last. All right. Jeff katz. Filling in for John Ireland coming up next whole bunch of new rules. They're toying with with major league baseball. And some really really good ones. That's coming up next for you, Mason and Ireland ESPN life. So I got a couple of things to make sure get in here. First of all, it's Laker ticket Thursday. So at some point this hour, you'll have a chance to win a pair of tickets Lakers. Wizards on March twenty six also Lakers fifth row. Friday's going on something that one of us has said any of us have said we'll be on a pop quiz Tamar as an Thursday is Thursday question today what Molly Kerem calls it Friday eve. It's good shortens the week a little bit Friday eve, we've got tickets see Lakers Hornets marched, the twenty ninth in the fifth row. An autograph basketball chairman's. Passes and a super guts gift card a question from each day this week fifth row Fridays. Brought to you by super-coach. Save time. Check it online and let cats get game ready. Visit supercars dot com. All right. So baseball announces a whole bunch of of rules changes. Most of these agreed to buy players, and we'll get to alternately what the players have not signed off on that rob Manfred could unilaterally impose so one of the things that I think is so frigging smart now, I love the homerun derby. I'm I the homerun derby the all star game is really fun for me to watch. And it's become a gigantic revenue event. You know, the actually apple able to fill an entire stadium just to watch the homerun derby and the rest of the stuff on that day. So they are going to put up a million dollar. Prize to whoever wins, the homerun derby and two and a half million dollars in total prices. Now, I think for a million dollars guys will much more likely participate. Some of the guys that maybe have never participated like Mike trout, Aaron judge who didn't participate this this last year for a million dollars. I think it's worth getting in there and getting some swings. I'm more likely to watch it if there are time someone who really is over all star games in all sports at this point. I just can't have a heart and baseball was by last holdout phase baseball's the only one to me that it's got some real some stuff at still sample it I'll watch it when it's on. Whereas I find most of the rest skip -able. My one question is that in a world of Bryce Harper's contract. Is that knowing the people who have ruined their swings midseason chasing, the homerun contest of which we've seen a bunch of examples guys who take a couple of months to recover is a million bucks worth it. I think where I cost them where I come from Jeff we yes, we call. Million dollar. Yes. A million dollars. I don't care who a million dollars talking about luring big stars. Right. Well, does Bryce Harper one to increase the salary from twenty five million a year to twenty six million for a particular season. That's significant. I think I think we're much more likely to get big names to participate. Don't you Greg? Yeah. No, absolutely. If you're giving them incentive with money than yes. They'll absolutely come. And you'll have better guys than hey, Zeus, aga- Laren Kyle Schwarzer. But I think in the NBA all star game. I think at one point Bill Simmons or somebody put up an idea where the players actually had to put their own money in and you're playing. Actually watched that look if I'm Bryce Harper. I'm not putting pot, but if I can win a million dollars each of these data shot these events to your point. It's to baseball's credit, and I criticize them for a lot like they have turned this into their own equivalent of all star Saturday night, basically. Yeah. Yeah. And your attendance with with a with a bigger and by the way, does a big number for ESPN every year. So we're all agreed on that this I think is really cool all star, boating. So all star voting will proceed like it normally does. And we'll all get our I guess we'll just go online to get the call stack for ballots. Fill them out for my guys, you know, to stuff the ballot box it so that's going to change. Because once we reach a particular date the last day of voting the top three at each position will go into a run-off. Oh, I love a twenty four hour run off to see who gets that possess. You refer refresh the vote basically among the three you re another words those of the three and you are starting from scratch. I like that elect the the shortstop from the nationally that elect the second basement from the American made for social media her fit for social media perfect for Twitter vote for altuve Evo for Justin Turner, vote for what are you shaking, your agreeing with because this is it's taking the final vote that they've been doing the last few years when Justin Turner got in over the last. The accident guy. They're just taking that which had huge response and doing it for every single position in. It's great. And you know, what to your plan? That's a great point. When it also does baseball's got a star problem. And this is the way to at least in automatically tollway person that guys a casual fan here are three names at this position. Right. Here's they played for these teams get to know who they are. That's a really smart on multiple level play so perfect as as we said for social media single, July thirty first trade deadline now, I love this. What I don't want is for some, you know, like the Astros did like we could have done the screwy post deadline grab Justin Verlander in time for five starts, and then he carries you to the World Series. Instead, July thirty first, you know, your roster is going to become final you can't claim guys off waiver and waivers and get them in August or get them just before the rosters become final for the postseason postseason eligibility. I think the sing. Eagle July thirty first trade deadline is going to make for a really intense month of July and major league baseball. There's no wiggle out. There's no out something is not going to figure out how to explain to live thirty first July thirty first because I'm with you. I I've never understood the way I hate the waiver complicated. It's this grow. Don't tell me of a trade deadline and then make a trade two weeks. Labourite grabbed like it's like an NBA when you have I'm for it, by the way. Yeah. But it's like in the NBA when you can sign buyout guys afterwards. Right. It's basically the buyout market. Right. It's the same thing. And but they're taking that away and making it. So now, you're going to have buyers and sellers, and you are once the trade deadline comes your either a buyer or you're a seller, and that's firm. Yes. And you are so you're either going into full tank mode or full go for it mode. And that's what we're going to get starting August, I, but I mean, increasingly there certain teams like this last year, Tampa Bay hung around Oakland hang hung around and teams that you would think might be sellers actually went out and. Made moves Gillette because July on July the thirty first a lot of teams we still be in the hunt with a two wildcard league absolute right to full thinking about the months left still of baseball. And it doesn't allow teams to dump big name players after July the third I in just yield them for nothing on the on the waiver market. There's one more here. I want to mention then we'll come back and do some more. This is just a no brainer commercial breaks during innings will be shortened by twenty seconds to two minutes, which adds up that adds up more than you think makes a door. The pitchers are gonna get a little bit more tired because they're not gonna have as much time to get their warm ups in, but you should be pretty. Ability to legal using openers and closers manner. That's what the bullpen is. Right. Bullpen is to get. Well, the the rest of is make use of the bullpen is not for that anymore. Right. I think short of fewer commercials. Find always good. I've argued for two minute breaks here on. Do you think we can go to two minute breaks? Let's talk to the otter talk to the otter. Let's just have two minute breaks. We do on right in the middle of fasttrack fasttrack in two minutes. Right. I think it works. I liked that notice that since I've been man. All right. I get actually there's there's one that is going to cause a lot of controversy and has got Greg all riled up. And I think he's making a mistake on this one because there's more strategy involved than he's thinking of maybe in his head. That's that was very sloppy. Listen. Yeah. Can't all be John through tease. But it's it's it's the controversial rule that will go into effect in twenty twenty Mason and Ireland Jeff Katzen for Johnny SPN alike. I Jeff Katz is in for John Ireland. We're going through some of these. New baseball rules. It's by the way, we're two weeks away from opening day two weeks away from opening day. You know, what that means baseball? The coming of spring baseball is argue with there's like the two great sporting times of year. This is what when you get this the NCAA tournament the masters like wrestlemainia, you can get a run of sports rights. It's the coming of spring. It's this a fun time. Yeah. Off pushes in Bachi in basketball. Like, you exactly. I I think that this time of year as of Monday, by the way, I will become I will be a complete expert on the NCWA tournament field. Right. Sunday selection Sunday. Well, like any good sports radio all show up and pretend like we watched more than five college basketball games during the regular season. Right. UCLA's not in it. You probably want some UCLA games. Didn't you? I not gonna lie. I watched maybe a half of UCLA basketball student my one, and I don't watch a Michigan state. They're always pretty they're always good. I barely like I watched five NCW turn into always death taxes emission states. What we what was always my favorite sport by far. And it's I've just I don't know why the shine came off it the one AA tournament. Is it the one because you don't you don't you can't fall your players anymore? They're there for for year. They're gone, and you then you have to start all over with a brand new player. That's there for a year, and then they're gone. So you have no idea who you're team. There's no continuity, not just that also they've Bank. It's the only thing anybody cares about in the entire season. And so you've basically treading water until then as it is the short in the season, frankly. Well, yeah, the problem is this is why I. Pose a a dramatically larger college football playoff. It's because it it makes it renders the regular season unimportant. You know, if you go to eight teams when Ohio State plays Michigan at the end of the air. It's very possible that they'll both be in Alabama plays Auburn at the end of the air. Well, it's possible though, both being the loser. That game can still make the playoffs in college basketball. Basically everybody gets in right? It does. I would argue I think eight teams and football we could survive. I would never go to sixteen anything like that. But I can't argue with you that college basketball. It is a one month sport, Jeff is pointing this is this coming month, and we're all experts now Zion. He's reading writing the game. Steve that's the one team. I've watched I feel like like, I know our Jay baron. I know Cam radish, I know Zayn Williamson the threes. They'll get bounced Zion is is I income and back tonight for the tournaments. He's healthy. So we'll watch it again. There you go. Oh, yeah. It's all about Zion. All right. So we're talking about new baseball rules. Here is one that I'm completely in favor of it. It will start in. Well, actually mound visits will be reduced from six to five starting this year, which means those moments when the manager comes out and just talk to the pitcher or the first basement third baseman catcher all converge on the pitching mound to talk to the pitcher. That will only happen. Six times this year next year. It will open only happen four times that is a time consuming the game. And it's a it's this weird ritual. Everybody gets together on the mound. The manager of the umpire, then has to wait, however, long is. Come on guys. It all breaks we can do with less of that. I mean, that's totally fine. It's not the days of bull Durham anymore where they're just out there talking and winning gift. They're gonna candlesticks are nice. Yeah. Exactly nice gift that are not the way that mound visits work anymore. But yes, it doesn't matter. Five six who cares? Yeah. Four it. I don't think I think they're going to go to four next year. I think the the angels were the only team that really ran outta mound visits at all this last year. Is that right? Which is you should be fired for that. That is the major league baseball should be like, listen, man. We're trying to team always annoyed me. We always played them. The playoffs to was Saint Louis and Yati Molina would just yes, Yati Malino was constantly walking are pitcher. It was. So unbelievably annoying. So. Yeah. Four mound five this year and four next year. And then the controversial one pitchers starting next year. And they're still trying to get an agreement on this. But it sounds like it's definitely happening pitchers will be required to face a minimum of three batters in a game. You don't lie. I'm I get it from a purist point of view why you might not like that Greg. But you know, what this is this is. A huge issue in terms of reaching audience. This is the easiest time cut. We've I'm so oh God bringing the left-hander. You get this one out. And now we're going to say this is the mother of all time sucks when it comes to major league baseball. So I can't I completely understand the strategic criticism from somebody who's a purist. Bob, Costas, probably not happy about this. But I get it. I can't argue it. I don't I don't as a purist. I don't love it. But and I've said this, you know, a bunch on the show. You know, I'm going to be there. No matter what I'm a bait. That's right. It's everybody else that I want to watch the game. It's the casual fans that I want the new, and you want to be there when you're gone, and I wanted to be fun. Attention spans are short and anything we can do to make the game not even shorter. But just create more action is good for the game. Greg. You completely disagree on you? Yes. No. I do completely disagree. But you don't like listening to me as much, but you love Jayson stark. Right. You like Jason stark. You listen starts. I don't know where he's working now. But yeah, I don't. No either. But he said that. I know I know he's with. Spectrum enough to research, but. Said he so how many pitchers in the entire sport all of MLB had twenty plus appearances last year in which they faced just one batter. How many how many thinking were they were how many how many twenty or more appearances with just one better? The individual. More the answer. The answer is one one guy, Jerry Blevins was the okay how many of them? Did it ten times company? Did it have? How many times only six other pitchers? Did it fifteen plus times? How many did it happen as much? I don't I only have what why do you care? Right. When you add that all up that his time. Why why do you care? It's because it's not going to speed up the game. It's going to eliminate dead time within the game. I don't I it's not going to make every minute. You've got somebody warming up. It was a moment that somebody's potentially particularly somebody who's a millennial or generation Z guy is tuning out. So it's going to go from three oh four game time. Again. I I don't know how to get your shooting five minutes. That sounds like nothing five minutes is actually alarm, and it goes to overtime when it goes over ten minute goes extra innings it. That's all blown up the world. We're sure extra innings are renting. Yeah. When there's a game, that's like a Kershaw versus of shirts her match up, and it goes, two and a half hours. And it's real quick. See I think there's a lot of strategy with pitchers who have to face a minimum of three batters because I'm no longer. Allowed to say. Well, let's just say Tony sin groti, always gets Paul Goldschmidt out. But I can burn them out on that one guy. I'm gonna use them in that what? Now, I've got a thing. Now, I've gotta think Tony syncronise. He the right guy to face the next three batters, I've got to go in, and I've gotta look at splits on a pitcher and three different batteries that may mean I've got to go with somebody who can get the second two guys but struggles with Goldschmidt see to me. There's just as much strategy. And by the way, we'll talk about this next year. We'll say why did he why did he put synchrony there when he knows that the second guy is going to face is is Goldschmidt and Goldschmidt owns them. Sure. And there's so many times where this this isn't really going to happen that often, but we're talking about what's going to happen is it's going to be less time. Let's dead time. That's the point. I was not the total time. The matters. It's less dead time. The average baseball game last year you want more offense. You want more ball in play balls in? Play. Robot? Uncle do short robot on will create more balls in play on. We're all onboard with one hundred percents because it will create a uniform strike zone. A universal strike zone. And. We could imply is absolute no brainer. And but you're taking away from the the pitching aspect of the game. There's two you understand. You're going to watch the game. No matter what I understand. But this people are going to do you want the game to survive and thrive or do you want the game to stick your old ways? But all of these people all these people that you're talking about that say, oh, it's boring because there's too much pitching the strikeouts or too many. They're going to say now, there's quite so ever. I do his boring. All they do is. I do think in in this respect analytics have not necessarily been friendly to the game of baseball because it is strike out or homerun. Sure, we've now gone through three straight years of three last three years have been more home runs than the season than any time in history. And we're still board. It's feast or famine base that you understand a home run. Just leaves the art Pete. I'm talking about doubles. I'm talking about triples. I'm talking about balls put in play. Well, that's why I'm against the shift. I want more than the idea is to create more actually game capital or of all you want the game. To now be a lavish in game game every single not necessarily. But I want action you want the games to be five six five then you want to score. And you're saying that he just wants them done in a reasonable time. No. And I want them to get yours filled with action. I don't want said all that pitchers garbage because he gives up ten hits a game. And he's giving up he has a three and a half. Why do you care becoming because that's boring this way, I was like the battle between the two you don't think you don't think max Scherzer will still be max Scherzer in this world. Max Scherzer is still going to throw shutouts. Do you ever Greg? Good, right. MLB the show. Okay. Because you've got your PlayStation, the people that make MLB the show, which is the only I think baseball game you can get out of than RBI baseball. But it is the best baseball game that they might take him even the people that make it have figured out. They have a mode that allows you to play a complete game only when your positional player is actually in the course of playing of video recognize even the heart yielded the harboring or. Fair that's buying the game even wants it done quicker because they don't have the time to sit through nine innings when they're playing the game there 'cause you're playing a game. You're not watching a sport. It's the same institutional issue. I don't think they're separate because that's a hardcore baseball consumer that's buying that game. And they don't wanna play the full. I don't wanna watch the ball. Go. Get a dribbler up to the don't wanna pay the phone. I don't if I'm playing right field. And I have a guy in the batter comes up and. Yeah, you're just not gonna you're not gonna understand just concede to you, Greg. You're not going to stand raise this is confusing to you know, it's confusing. Confused that has no not at all you confused. You're not making. You're not making clear argument. I don't even know what you're trying to say. Your argument is that it's going to put in more offense. Correct. More balls in play more than Lawrence definition, which we have not necessarily often. That's right. More action. I see, but I argued that pitching and a back door slider. That gets a guy swing off his his action. Does that is fine. That is action. That's part of it. Sure. That doesn't mean more ball shouldn't be put in play. That doesn't mean we shouldn't get rid of the shift. So that we actually see threaded Davis would make the defensive play. But it required the ball being planned to play for him to make the spectacular. That's all we have we have a disagreement on what I I don't think that we need to get rid of make this three Batterman about I want to I want the game to survive and thrive. The game is survived and thrived for over one hundred years. That is the world is changing. Dabbed? Or are you the guy that thinks that radio is going to eventually go? No because people have been saying radios dying. I hope. That we're in it. But somebody people talk about somebody on this whole thing radio is dying. When the CD came really was dying when Sirius XM. No, I I understand. But they're still only one gonna be there. Still only one block while Lazio score based on where in the world. Well, that's totally different world. Adapter die. All right. Coming up next. Let me see. What are we going to do here? Let's let's circle back to oh, we're going to go to fasttrack. Okay. Cool then after fasttrack apparently at some point in genie buses head. She did think well, we could trade LeBron James. 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Ep. 34: The Central Scrutinizer  Cubs @ Brewers Weekend Preview

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Ep. 34: The Central Scrutinizer Cubs @ Brewers Weekend Preview

"Woah to welcome to the new best rivalry in baseball all right baseball fans it's the ninety eighty miles podcast and this is a big week we've got a punch you in the face here we go episode lined up for you today it is wednesday the wednesday before a weekend series friday through sunday at miller park between the chicago go cubs and the milwaukee brewers of course that's exactly what this program is all about isn't it yeah yeah that's what it is trash talking trying to get somewhere with it but <hes> much better the cubs are then the brewers really yeah and and this market size to you know that oh come has nothing to do with it at all yeah no having double a payroll all of your own never has anything to do with no forever ever know it's true because last year even though the cubs had a huge payroll the brewers still one they still one game 163 really you know you're raining the national league central champions will be hosting the current leaders in the division the chicago cubs this weekend this is going to be a fun series it's going to be well actually the brewers the brewers have all kinds of problems yeah it's still going to be a fun series onto the shelf yeah it will be it will be it's going to be interesting it's i don't even know what to do with this the brewers squeaked out today against the reds they finally won a game against the reds at home <hes> the reds have been a pain in the sides oh yeah wait a while the cubs to well they're your favorite team outside of the cubs i think you root for the reds almost as much as you do the cubs when they're playing the brewers yeah <hes> but uh okay yeah derrick dietrich sticking that elbow in there he's one of the best oh yeah he knowing yeah okay so cubs fans and bruce fans can agree on that sure another thing they can agree on is that it's a really annoying that the st louis cardinals are sitting perched rate by the chicago cubs in front of milwaukee in front of milwaukee unpleasant burs well yes the bruiser in third third place on the okay now i mean i it'll be rough yeah that'd be rough dan wasn't saying anything for that it'd be it'll be painful season if the birds end up in third or fourth birthplace at the end of the season but you know i'm sure you'll find a way to get through through the long winter <hes> as you have many winters before <hes> just hang on the game on sixty three again <hes> you know since you keep bringing that up but it was a cubs are in danger of fallen behind the hated cardinals at this point this isn't even a this isn't even a i hate the cardinals thing you should be just as annoyed elo you're done i'm i'm annoyed i'm i'm concerned to some degree i mean saint louis you know we talk about progression in regression to the mean you know and <hes> you know there's still this guy on the cardinals named goldschmidt who's sitting at seven seventy two o. p. s. <hes> that's concerning right because i you know he's that he's not gonna finish it seven seventy you to know any that's he's that good second-half <hes> yeah well the cardinals have been what eight and two over the last ten both milwaukee in chicago is six four over the last ten so let's not let's not get all down on on our teams here there's been some knowing yeah a little bit but well since since since two thousand thirteen goldschmidt has not had under nine hundred p. s. for season other than two thousand sixteen yet eight ninety nine <hes> he's been in top eleven m._v._p. voting for six of the last seven years <hes> yeah it's not anime i mean if he turns it on and progresses to his mean <hes> both the cubs end and <hes> brewers should be very concerned that is very true <hes> let's hope he went to saint louis signed a big contract to go there and just not be the same guy that would be better usually like goldschmidt oh no kidding well they let go of <hes> you know they let go pools at just the right time i mean the money anaheim through at albert pool halls oh yeah just anyway but the but <hes> saint louis i thought they stole goldschmidt in the beginning if this is the kind of guy he's gonna be in saint louis oh yeah the better for the cubs and brewers however they're still eight and two in their last ten there's there's still a game back at the chicago cubs the thing is they're only six games over five hundred milwaukee sits at four games over five hundred year cubbies or eight games over five hundred the top of this division has separated itself a little bit from cincinnati and pittsburgh yeah you know it's been a it's been a rough weekend for the brewers in one sense <hes> recently tyler salvino who am i ripped on the last episode had come back he's hit grand slams and back to back games was the title game they would later you're going to win was to take a one run lead that the brewers did manage to blow so tyler congratulations it's awesome it was such a good story everybody's been on his back on twitter but outside of that the same night that milwaukee he has that grand slam against arizona comes back to win brandon woodruff rips his oblique and he is out six to eight weeks by the sounds of it so what i'm getting at here we're leading into a huge series milwaukee is going to be missing their best pitcher sure milwaukee is relying on somebody named tyler sale dino to contribute hopefully at a mid level i i'm concerned that this series if it goes the way you want it to if milwaukee gets swept out of the series this is going to be a a a borderline backbreaker milwaukee would be sitting a game over five hundred yeah heading into the july thirty i one time only trade deadline i've got some big concerns and this rotation has been better in the second half but there's been moments when they've gotten blown up the back end of the bullpen today freddie peralta got a safe hopefully that means something hopefully that means josh hater can throw a couple innings somewhere where he's needed and they can turn to fastball freddie and hopefully they found into closer if milwaukee gets two to three from chicago there's a real good chance that those those three clubs will be sitting altogether tied up and <hes> that's what i'm hoping to see yeah well it's actually if they get check that if they get two to three they won't be tied <hes> they'd be a game back but it'd be right there right right well it it's gonna be interesting <hes> cubs have had their issues to <hes> most concerning is today that <hes> brian left the game with <hes> <hes> <hes> soar right knee <hes> so that's a little concerning because he's really been been doing good <hes> lester got <hes> replaced by chatwin he had a fever fever so hopefully that's nothing obviously shouldn't be anything long-term but still you know things like that <hes> come up and <hes> yeah i i don't know <hes> oh addison russell is down a triple last russell's men's sat down that's right i think that's <hes> that's that's fine he's he's been you know just not not at the level that the the team needs right now so you know i i guess it's it's going to be an interesting weekend the cubs <hes> i feel more my sense this season has been more like the cubs have been hanging on despite some bad padlock despite some underperforming players despite some just general weirdness or unexpected things i mean ben zobrist is still a question mark <hes> you know dealing with some some odd things here and there i you know i i don't know i know right and that parallel that parallels a bit to the brewers bruce of add some less than usual things happen although i don't think there's anything quite as weird what is what happened with ben zobrist brisson the brewers side but <hes> you put them head to head there's been some major under performances from both of these clubs from players that it was i would say unexpected from nato yeah i mean there's been some injuries i mean <hes> fortunately nothing like season ending but it's still just just annoying i mean you know i think <hes> i think i saw cole hamels is supposed to be back here <hes> hopefully soon <hes> you know it's it's yes <hes> i i don't know and then as far as underperforming i mean pedra strope has been struggling <hes> and <hes> you know <hes> no no no real lefty i think that's still an issue at the cubs bullpen i mean you got kyle ryan but you know i mean you gotta have more than one if you need you need you know in there and and in there i think there what was a few days ago he pitched pitch like an inning and two thirds or something and was unavailable the next day and i think there was some moments where you would like to see a lefty in there and they didn't have any so again these are things to the trade deadline mind i mean certainly the cubs even even if for some crazy reason the bursts swept the cubs i i don't see that taking them out of a position of being buyers here at the trade Posted a statistic on twitter the other day there's only one club in the National League that has an under four hundred winning percentage. There's four of them in the American League at the time that I posted it one hundred or worse. There's only five to me that means there's is only about five guaranteed sellers. You look at a Colorado. I probably going to sell you look at a team like Cincinnati or Pittsburgh they could they could but then again they're only eight games out. A first place in their division lead a few games back in the wild card the I don't know who's selling it is the mets the marlins maybe <hes> I don't know I there's been a lot of prognosticators that have spent saying this is actually going to be a pretty quiet trade deadline. I don't believe that I think this is just going to be a really the unique trade deadline because the first one where we've only got the one while deadline and that's it and I think there's going to be a flurry of moves. Oh yes some expected obviously but many not and it'll be rate on that July thirty June July thirty ready date July thirty I I'm excited for next episode actually to see what's progressed and what's happened right but it will be interesting and that'll be a lot of it sits on this series for the Milwaukee brewers in my opinion dials view them as sellers. Don't don't they've been playing better but woodruff has gone to see got hurt. Rib Mousse got hitting the hand again today captain here as a tight quad tyler sell a dino's your most productive shortstop the last couple of days. It's <hes> <hes> when you start listening at that way I mean I think every team has this stuff going on right now. That'll you deport. You'd rather have <hes> Addison Russell and they and as far as the cubs are concerned. He's going down to triple A.. <hes> <hes> so. I don't know if I'd say there have been Radison Russell instead a salad dino well yes yeah you will as a ball if you can strip strip ways personal history Oh yeah of course I'm stripping away personal history. I'm not saying as best buddy. I'm saying as shortstop well yeah. Let's take a look at Edison. Russell was hitting about you know to sixty over the last fourteen eighteen games. He had a home run three runs three R._B._I.. <hes> five for nineteen he's obviously being used as a part time player. Those are those are fine numbers for your your your your utility guy easy for me to say right <hes> something we've been doing this podcast a lot more lately and you can find us at ninety miles podcast dot com you can get after me and get after Ryan on twitter. I'm at Brew Rin Brew Crew Winning at Bruecker Winning Ryan where you at at wraps US cubs win. Yes we've both had super-busy weeks leading up to this so what we're really looking for in more normally on our episodes lately. We've been doing a lot more head to head stuff a lot more what the brewers brewers have at X._Y._Z.. Position versus what the cubs have at X. Y.. Z. Position when I look at this weekend series off the top your head is there a particular key area. You think is going to determine the outcome you know two. Oh two three <unk> Games who's GONNA win. The series is they're going to be a crux of whether it be. You know the bottom of the order of the cubs or the back of the bullpen for the brewers. How are you feeling about this since this is a preview episode? Let's do a little bit ahead. Something Well Mighty Ryan's been very busy this week so he's a he's got yeah. He's caught as much as he can on a business trip last week and then I've been actually you know I as you mentioned. It's been fun. I've been helping out at a baseball baseball camp out here and yeah this was doing that today and and <hes> yes pre talented seven to like eleven year old kids <hes> yeah tens of fun <hes> Base as running fielding <hes> hitting helping out yeah you that's do. You're doing that with a <hes> former collegiate D. One coach if I'm not mistaken yeah so it's a pretty legit jet set up ya they often have big leaders there from what I understand to form a big leaders and Gerry Adams runs it. He was the <hes> head coach for the U._c._l._A.. Bruhns for I think thirty thirty years possibly a little more than that but but yeah so we're cool <hes> <hes> that's that's been fun so yeah I I've not been keeping keeping up a little bit and getting games on the radio while driving driving driving you know I was in Las Vegas last week so driving out there driving back <hes> but also doing business so it's a little bit a little tricky but trying to <hes> Santa Up <hes> that that's why I mean you know so you know what's interesting is a series which is interesting about the series as we both both teams have some broken spots. There's some issues bright that may or may not be resolved but they may be resolved but probably not an intel closer to the to the trade deadline which pro probably won't be solved prior to this series. Maybe during the series potentially if something works out it. It's hard to say so. It's really difficult to it. It's interesting. It's more like I think think we gotta look at the weaknesses. The teams have just basically make sure that they don't just absolutely collapse with those week weaknesses <hes> and and I think that's going to be the case with the cubs. I mean it's GonNa continue to be getting hits with runners and scoring position scenic continue to be a bullpen. <hes> you know limiting damage. It's going to be <hes> having getting quality starts. <hes> I'm excited about CANTATA <hes> he's he's been having a decent year. He historically pitches well against Milwaukee. <hes> so you know although except in one sixty three yeah well I guess he pitched okay just not okay enough well yeah yeah and and he I think he's actually pitched better against brewers in Wrigley. So of course that's going to be you know it's always a I think a challenge Miller Park or whatever the the parks called old. They got branding problems but you know Miller perks. Branding problem is not a branding problem. One thing that cups have going for them. We always go to the Craig Kimbrel Josh Hater arguments whenever whatever of our best you know it's still true. I'm still taking Hayden. However you're Mr Kimbrel Mr see what whatever Mr Kimball one two three four five six seven? It looks like seven scoreless innings consecutively for for Mr Kimbrell so that's <hes> yeah he is positive improvement and if you're a cubs fan of course I hate it. His era is all the way down to four point six six yeah way pitcher yeah I mean he given the circumstances given much longer time off. I mean I mean he didn't pitch in Tel June twenty-seventh while you know it's just you know you don't want to. That's a tricky thing. You got to expect you. GotTa expect a little bit there. I mean it was his second outing. He had three three Aaron runs and then the one after that had to earn runs but yeah it's been spotless since so yeah well and that's one thing I think the two bullpens are gonNA end up being a huge key. Both of these teams have been putting up a decent amount of runs lately. I know the brewers have have I haven't checked the cubs stats. The brewers have been putting up runs. They are climbing their way back up. The ladder. <hes> casten hero has been on absolute fire. <hes> it's been crazy the less fourteen days casten here's hitting four sixty nine with a one point four one seven Oh p._s.. He's absolutely he's out. Christian Yelich in Christian Yelich Yelich has hit and three seventy five with one point one six three over the last fourteen days here has been better <hes> which is it's really fun to say but it's also kind of scary if the brewers can put a couple more pieces together and I really God that woodruff injury is it's the timing on that you take your ace pitcher the guy that was an all star pitcher a sub for E._R._A.. That eats innings. Get strikeouts and you take away for six weeks right before the trade deadline. It really throws some things up in the air for me. The key to this series is going to be how the brewers pitch. You can say that about everything though right. That's a really simple simplistic way to look at it what you're saying his though if the brewers starters can keep things afloat then it's going to be it's GonNa come down to two things. It's GONNA come down to hater and it's GONNA come down to Freddie. Peralta haters availability. If you pitches on Friday means he won't pitch again till Sunday. You already know that <hes> the thing that worries me most Jeremy Jeffers gave up a to run go ahead homerun after salad dino came back hit a grand slam. If the brewers I would've been saying all along the brewers need a couple more arms in the bullpen to be able to stretch things out that was before the woodruff injury now. They almost need a starter to. I don't know if it's enough. I don't know if this is a surmountable amount. They're right in the middle of the pack anyway long story short the key for me to the brewers winning this series which I think they're perfectly capable of with that offense is going to be in the seventh eighth ninth inning keeping the cubs off the board not going to be is easy when you've got a guy like Anthony Rizzo hitting four nineteen in over the last fourteen days yet by Kris Bryant Kris Bryant Scott Fourteen or four bombs in the last fourteen days Harvey's been good at three Oh eight with an eight six six O. P.. S. Shorter has an eight twenty six P. S. two to a five batting average but the cubs have been hitting the ball well. It's insurance coming back. That's another thing we got to see. It looks like he's in tonight's lineup. Yes he is. He is <hes> he yeah actually well today's lineup actually they already played today John Yes they already played <hes> so yeah. I mean it's it's good to finally have him back. You know and that's going to that's gonNA play a role. He was <hes> what one for four today <hes> so <hes> you know. That's <hes> at a single so <hes> but yeah I mean he. He's been been killing at this season so it's good that he's back. Oh Fleas. That's all cleared up <hes> Garcia's Ben you know <hes> <hes> <hes> filling in not too bad and stuff but I mean you know if you really got you got Bryant. Hopefully the knee things sore knee isn't isn't anything too serious <hes> and then Yeah Baya's and Rizzo and control us <hes> <hes> you know I I feel better there. I think it's really going to be the starters I think for the cubs getting having just getting quality starts all three starters Nina of quality starts <hes>. That's I think it'd be. I think that that's going to be tough to do well yeah. It'd be key but it'll be tough to do. <hes> Milwaukee's got six guys in that order that are hitting <hes> to eighty or much much better over the last fourteen days so we shall see Milwaukee's lineup has been hot outside of the basically the seven and eight spot those have been iffy and that's where sell Dino's heroics have been interesting now. This series will be good this series. There's a lot of angst built up both a lot of tension. Nobody knows what's what's going on right now the N._F._l.. Central with Saint Louis getting in the middle of it really annoys me. Yes I was really hoping for a more relaxing just hate the cubs series but here I have to hate the cardinals more than usual again yeah well. I think Anthony Hating the reds attention and yeah yeah. I think there's a good <hes> good chance at Canton Hendrix could get quality starts in there and and not really sure who's GonNa Start on Sunday. I I don't know if Cole Hamels might slot in then by then. I don't know I thought I heard something he might become an coming up soon but <hes> I you know hard to say right now. It's it's kind of funny because if you go on different websites and things I can't even tell what the match ups are going to be what I do know is Milwaukee has talked about going with a four-man rotation while they go through these August off days for woodruff to come back so that's why looks funky on paper on paper for my guess is is going to be Gonzales. Anderson Davies <hes> that's about as good of a group as we could hope for at this point if woodruff is hurt. She's seen hasn't been the right guy. <hes> you know the brewers are going to have to outscore the cubs. That's really what it boils down of course most wins right. Oh that'll gem yeah. That's yeah yeah I heard of that. I think okay okay well. The good news is we're going to have a recap episode. It'll be sometime after the series is over. We're going to get back on the horace. Make sure that we give you the good content you've been looking for. <hes> make sure that happens for sure but here we go another thing that we should get into into. We got some predictions coming up for this series <hes> anything else he wanted to tack on there. I've been cleaning up in Wisconsin. I wanted attack on was <hes> <hes> one a <hes>. What a run <hes> for <hes> the giants lately they pull them out of <hes> they might have Bo themselves out of out of <hes> seller discussion? I mean they're twenty one nine the last thirty exactly that's that's crazy. They were like a couple of weeks ago as I go yeah they'll be salaries will smith will see Bob la now. It's like well that might might take him lefty reliever. Lever you know that the cubs would be in the market for but that that I I heard there's still some discussions but I don't know I mean it. I feel like <hes> they've they've made a k with you. You know they've made a case. Keep a plan and I think they're fan. Base would be pretty upset and understandably so if they started selling now he has some ways <hes> I would last year as a manager <hes> yeah right exactly and I'm looking at Milwaukee. I'M GONNA be a little upset if they're sellers but like I said said last week on last week's episode when we started previewing the deadline I think there's going to be multiple. MOVES AT MULTIPLE LEVELS MILWAUKEE will be selling from strengths and buying weaknesses. It's going to be a different type of deadline. I don't know what San Francisco is. GonNa do you get down to the bottom of the N._F._l.. Like I said you've really got Miami for sure selling but what are they have that anybody wants is going to be some. You know some smaller pieces most likely there's one or two good ones there <hes>. I don't know this'll be a wild deadline. I tend to disagree like I said earlier with prognosticators. I think there's going to be quite a bit of movement. It just won't maybe it won't be the big splashy names that were used to at the deadline. Yeah it'd be a lot of very very important moves made at this trade deadline that would be my pet lunch and see awesome splashy names you know but for the cubs but I might not necessarily take that I mean it could be as simple as some some getting healthy. <hes> you know maybe a lefty reliever doesn't doesn't have to be splashy name. Maybe another bat there. I thought you wanted wit Murphy Al Yeah Yeah Well. I love love. I'd love that but I you know Oh. He's GonNa cost so much. He's GonNa Call Yeah Yeah. I mean that's I think that's the <hes> I think that's the tricky part there. I mean <hes> You you know I it might not take that it might be more something like more subtle moves and then something like Ben Zobrist <hes> works his way back in and <hes> shore goes on a tear Chris Brian. The knee thing isn't bad and he just keeps keeps going Rizo keeps keeps undoing what he's been doing. You know right. I that might be all takes really just gotTa make the playoffs. That's another story I mean you got out of the pieces to compete in the playoffs for sure but the games played differently currently then so you just gotTa get in and <hes> that's that's and it's just the central is bizarre. I don't know if just getting in is going to be enough to beat the dodgers to be perfectly but you can buddy them differently than you would. In the season you can play you play completely different yeah but no I know what you're saying. I know what you're saying. No you still gotTa have the pieces to compete at that level but the first step if you got the pieces you might have the pieces to compete very well in the playoffs but maybe it's it's. They're not quite the pieces ad that <hes> favor a long season so you know because you you know what I mean I mean there. Is that possibility because you do sure the you got your your you know more. The days are far. You have more of a set Rosser and you know who you're facing <hes> I. I don't know it's just it's played and managed differently. <hes> and I saw in some ways depending on the makeup of the team. You could have a team that maybe it's it's just a grind through the season <hes> but when you get in the playoffs you got the pieces there you know assuming they perform. That's the San Francisco de well and that's another argument for San Francisco's. They won the second wildcard here a few years back onto become world series champ yeah. I don't think they've got that talent level this year. I'm not sure anybody does but you never know <hes>. The dodgers could tail off one thing. I WANNA touch on rate before we go into predictions now. I just want to wrap my portion up here. Our I had to pick two players Dino. I know if I had to pick two players that are going to be the key if Milwaukee's GonNa win the series against the cubs and be buyers at the deadline without not getting swept the two players that are going to be key. It's going to be Freddie Peralta. It looks like he may be getting used and tried out as a closer which is a very interesting idea because it opens up Josh Hater to move around that's huge if it works so I feel Freddie Peralta a key to the series and of course. I think it's cast in here. I think there's no question having him somewhere. In the lineup behind Christian Yelich makes this lineup so much deeper those are going to be the two key guys if Milwaukee wins two to three or they happen to sweep like I predicted last week which is more or less just a well. You know there are playing good. You know they wait last week. We're Milwaukee one five six games and then the reds came to town and do what the reds do and crap all over the brewers Miller Park. I hate the reds. Have I mentioned that recently yeah. You've anyway that casten era Freddie Peralta those are going to be my two keys to the series interesting. That's something I just wanted to get. Let me pick to then to sure I'll I'll do a quick here. <hes> I'm. I'M GONNA say Jose Cantata. I think being okay for the starter for the first game of the series. I think it's important to set the tone right at their own yup. Yeah Oh yeah a hero here all set the tone all over that Oh yeah <hes> let's see the other player you know I mean I you know I'd have to pick a bat and I might have to say you know I. I wouldn't have to say boy. It's tough. It's kind of a tossup I in some ways I wanna say our more. I mean he's gotTa get his back going away more but <hes> but you know I think it might be more something like Willson contreras <hes> him coming back strong offensively <hes> and in you know he's also playing a role in regards to the getting quality starts out of the pitchers as well well <hes> an absolute so and coming back from injury coming in and coming back and getting right back where he was before. I think that could be be very important and as a runner up to that as a bad I'd say maybe Schwarzer I think if he really really really finds a stroke <hes> and hitter-friendly Miller Park that that could be used Kyle Schwab irs your wildcard every week. I feel like anyway one of these days it'll be right. I'll be right back to episode one and it's Kyle Schwarzer. It anyway I'll be right these speaking of being ray we should get into predict things that were almost never write about yeah all right so we've got controllers in China being your keys we will cover that on the rap help those Peralta and hero okay so that'll be fun to talk about it will give us a little segment to dig in on so so predictions and top Ted Cihan Voting Darvish calling with with my heart. I'm calling Theresa. We've got a couple of coming up for the series. Let's take a look. What are we looking at? Today's episode thirty three's predicted that the brewers will hit eight or more home runs versus the cubs <hes> that was a follow up to my prediction of cubs will hit seven or more home runs against the brewers in the series so those are two yeah two things <hes> yeah we both have countering sweet pretty reasonable numbers with the with these two teams in a much as much powers they have those reasonable numbers and then Miller par especially the Miller Park The brewers pitching the Bruce are going to have to put up runs. The way here has been hitting Yelich. Yes those are reasonable numbers yeah and I guess tide of that as we both each have a prediction of <hes> sweeps me of course cups. I got sick of you being the only one predicting I got sick a you being the only one predicting sweeps. It's like okay yeah every time Yup. Okay all right fine. Put me down for one well. There's been no sweeps by the way either way. No there hasn't said there hasn't and if if it happens this this weekend it's GonNa be it's going to be a serious punched in the mouth for some whichever way go especially the brewers I think would would they would be hurt by far the most being swept and the cubs I think versus the cubs being swept but I don't know it would her about that but I mean it could. It could potentially turn the brewers into not maybe even being necessarily very aggressive buyers or I don't know if Saint Louis has a good weekend I dunno right it could really hit you're probably it would put them in a much tougher spot in the standings with the injuries that are going on with woodruff down yeah who knows what the heck. We're GONNA GET OUTTA. She's seen the the rest of it. You're not wrong. I just wanted to fight you on all right. Well then. Let's let's make some predictions. Are you ready. Oh Sure O._A.. Deeming do I have one yeah yeah okay. Yeah I have a prediction you bet so. I'm just taking another peek back at the last fourteen days and I'm looking at this Bruce's lineup and it has been smoking hot for the top six guys and then sell a dino with goofy to Grand Slams back-back days. It's very interesting. I've already got the eight home run prediction. What I would like to predict is a little bit different than that now? We don't really care much for average batting average. It's important but it's not a huge huge deal what I would like to predict as a Combo prediction. Is that something I can do <hes> sure sure all right and linked to predict hero here Yelich and let's go with. Let's go with Braun here Yelich to end up the weekend after the series with a better than one point two opie s combined okay. We love her OPIE S. That's a pretty serious number. If that number comes true there's a very good chance Milwaukee's winning a lot of baseball. Between which three did you say yeah. I took hero Yelich and Braun now. K. One Point Two O. P. S. between the combined three of them. The whole series correct all right. I'll now bron might be a part time might be a part time player. Here has got a tight quad but let's assume minimum of twelve at bats total and I think we're fine and there's no reason they should have that. One game aim to be honest with you okay. I'll give you like some sort of a minimum in case somebody does get dinged up some which right unfortunately seems to be happening a lot lately so so you're a hero. Yelich Braun combined for one point two zero on base plus slugging so that means. They're hitting for multiple bases. They're getting on Bass Allot. They're driving the baseball. Yeah it's GonNa be a it's going to be a very big key element to the series if the brewers are going to win so with that in mind did. Did you have some say some kind of an idea as to what you WanNa go with today Ryan <hes> Yeah I could do. I maybe I'll do some. Maybe I'll do a combo then in that case okay sure I in fact do what you feel man. Let's do let's. Let's do do the same <hes> twelve at bats okay over the series three three hitters one point two A._P._S.. I'll match you but I'm GonNa pick three cubs players. That will do this. You know you'd get you would get kicked out of College for Copying me as much as you know that right well more base it a little more more fun. I'm kidding. No this is good. <hes> this is good. I like it. I like it a lot so I 'cause. The cubs aren't going to combine any three pitchers to have a one point. Two okay okay well. I have to go. I'M GONNA have to go Rizzo sure <hes> Rizza the Geneva. I'm going to have to go contraire us. Even though you know <hes> whether he starts the popular opinion opinion yeah he won't start all three games right so then in fact that actually is giving a slight advantage but I know bronze not gonNA start all three games right likely either even the cubs kill that sort of the the contrary Pizza Bronx Guess Away <hes> Rizzo. Maybe being the parallel to Yelich. I mean Rizzo has been putting up Yelich numbers the past couple of weeks so <hes> sure and so is here well. That's what's so frustrating about the brewers right now anyway carry on. I think the other one I'm going to pick and this might be yeah yeah. The other one. I'm going to pick is <hes> <hes>. I think I'm I'M GONNA go with bio says I you know although I you know I'd I'd probably maybe would go with Bryant that might be playing it almost two safe in a way but also the now at this sore knee. I don't know what the story is so. I don't WanNA <hes> in case. It is something that he's out for a few days. I don't want to pick someone that might not be playing so <hes> sure you know by his his also. He's been good recently but you know not yeah if you're taking a look at hobbies numbers over the last fourteen games he's got a point or fourteen days. It's a point eight six six opiates. That's nothing to sneeze at right. <hes> asks me three. Oh eight or batting average what we're talking about here for two guy for three guys to combine to a one point two ups over the course of three games. You're talking about three guys getting hot at the same time we might as well mark this down as another l. for both of us but if this is a really good this is a really good skin to hang on the wall. This is cool Rizzo. We knew exactly what three guys we're going to be hot all yeah yeah. I know it's like <hes> yeah so yeah if I if I was good at that I would came home from Vegas with a lot more money than I did but <hes> but why did you did. You put my money down for heroes. I didn't get to too much work going on. I I walked past some sportsbook places but I just <hes> yeah wasn't <hes> quite on my agenda ause there unfortunately but <hes> no that's okay. I know the odds aren't good enough. If I had been on that train a month ago that would have been something for God's on here but now he might actually be in the race which will be fun. Yeah I was too busy <hes> chopping trees and <hes> cleaning up my yard after the big wind came through and blue over a bunch of stuff we had a pretty being nasty <hes> in the county I live in a couple of tornadoes touchdown plus. Some straight line wins. We were very lucky <hes> I haven't heard about any injuries or any deaths which is great but <hes> yeah just a lot of mess in the yard so I haven't had time to do anything at this point here yeah own. I've been out in the yard chopping wood. Yeah you've been in Vegas. Having Fun must be nice yeah well. I know it was all business. I don't yeah yeah pretty much the and <hes> so yeah I mean that's that's sounds like a a couple of good predictions. I guess we'll see what happens this weekend and <hes> you know. I don't know I think we will. Let's <hes> think that's about it. I think we should just hurting cardinal. Cardinals definitely suck so oh good with that led suck pirates or the pirates the cubs suck lot now brewer in a show you how much suck this stock will find out this weekend bruiser. I mean like I said the beginning of this episode just to Ark it over and just to conclude with this. This whole pie cast is talking about how the cubs are better than the IRS. <hes> and I don't want any small market excuses because it just doesn't matter in the end. The arrogance is unbelievable global. It was like this the whole second half last year talking. We just don't have it on record. We don't have it on record last year this year. We've got it on radio and your your your nose as well too good for the crew. We'll we'll see what happened here. Nose hairs we'll see you could you could clean those anyway suck. I'm like I'm Outta here by welcome back baseball fans. It's the did you just yawn while I was starting the Open No.

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Moving On From Votto?

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Moving On From Votto?

"It. The fantasy focus baseball podcast here, your hosts Tristan Cochran, and Eric era bell there. It is the fantasy focus baseball Thursday may ninth two thousand nineteen. I am Eric. He is Tristan. We're joined today by tour watchdog Tom carpenter and our own Mark Gonzales, but with a much better batting average versatile. Underrated. Kyle soppe. Hello, gentlemen. It's mother's day weekend. Don't forget, the call your mother's very very important day. Indeed should go without saying. Yes, any any others play fantasy baseball. I'm guessing no not a chance. My mom agreed to be a baseball fan for me, though. When I got on board. So way to go mom, my mother can't stand Bryce Harper. I don't mind saying. She couldn't figure out listen to this. I'm can't stand Brett Gardner. We're totally even there. He's just as good as. Why would that be? While the hate Brett Gardner, she because she just judges the way he looks at the plate. I I mean, this is the weird part about baseball fan people. Just look at players on the make judgments for the most ridiculous reasons. He just doesn't like brick turn. Speaking of ridiculous reasons, we have lots of gets on today's show including weekend. Pretua pitchers galore latest injuries hot streaks. No hitter. Nobody cares about and fantasy out. All the time of your what myriad comma meals and has Browns this BAAs aids. I hate the lead with this. But it sounds like you want to Mike fires. I recommend him. I tried to recommend like fires to a month ago. And you laughed at me as if I'd never played fancy. Baseball four. I'm not recommending anymore. Rolling. No hitter is look you gotta be good. But if a lot of lock as Carlton never threw a no hitter, you got to be luckier than good. Yeah. Look Ramon, Louisiana jumped over a fence, jerks and pro for minute a great catch. The hit the ball at fielders. Mike fires has two. No hitters sodas. Homer. Bailey. Doesn't make Homer Bailey. Good pitcher passed away in wise, a little bit about the luck that a pitcher needs and throwing hitter, by the way that was a perfect game. But I mean, it's fun. I like watching the end of it. And you know, it's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. That this is the point in baseball. We're at where the only way pitcher gets the throw more than one hundred ten pitches in a game is if he's been lucky enough to not allow a hit in the game. Right. That's the only way like Chris sales game score yesterday had to be pretty darn close to it. Mike. Fires achieved the eighty six for him. And for fires. It was ninety one. All right. So it was fires was better. All right. Maybe I'm wrong opened up, but that's pretty close. Yeah. Look, I I mean, all the no hitter really tells us is that at the top of pitchers game on any given day. They can put up a game comparable with anybody else in baseball there among the very best. But in fires case, it's like his remainder of his track record shows that there's a very very steep floor. And I remember when you and I talked about fires in the preseason. It was about the game in Japan. And at the time you've been pitching so poorly during spring training. I wasn't apt to believe in him. But maybe he's figured out a little bit. And he becomes a matchups guy. That's that's a positive, I suppose, I guess for home games. Yeah. You can stream. But you know, I wrote my free agent blog entry today it should be posted. And I you know, I didn't mention Mike fires as a guy to go out and get a lot of other pitchers available and more than fifty percent of ESPN leagues. I mean, if I say to you might fire is Martine Peres of Minnesota. Don't you take as he's doing something different? Yeah. And cutter. Yeah. That's the point. Is that you said he's doing something? Different. I want the guys doing something different. I don't think that anything has really changed with Mike fires. I look a lot at his numbers. And he looks like the same kind of guy and when he has his best on a given night. This can happen in Perez case, this is a different guy. You mentioned the cutter trading that for the slider and ineffective pitchy at beforehand has paid some pretty big dividends. And look at the K rate. The K raid actually matters. Now, it's not great. But it matters. And it's may like if guys doing this for two starts. Okay, whatever. But he's doing it now intimate so Martine Perez. I'm going to say, yes. Legit. Like Zach Davies his K rate is no worse than fires. Wouldn't you? Take the guy in the National League who pitches world home induces a lot of soft contacts. I would at well. The only thing here is that when you're contrasting oaklands park with Milwaukee park that's one where it's pretty close. Frankly, I think it's a little scarier in Milwaukee. But I see your point the point is like we know what I think fires is. I think we know what Zack? Davies, and it's actually better than what fires is Luke Weaver. Yeah. Look, very, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Rather have Luke weavers? You only looks like he's figured it out. He's not walking anybody. Turn Bill looks good. I mean, these are all pictures available more than fifty percent of leagues. Jared. I cough yesterday looked tremendous. He's not allowing any hard contact. The defense is better. Tyler merely throwing another name out there. Not. Yeah. I don't know that I'm necessarily there yet. But merely stuff is very interesting. I've always felt this way. It's just that. Did he well he rain in the command? I don't know that he's given us a us enough of a sample to say he's there. But I'm intrigued Brannagh would've I've been intrigued for year. I'd rather have would've than fires. I mean, whatever it is what it is. Let's move on to more important matters. Like, Justin Turner, he three home runs the other day. And that was a big deal. I didn't realize this until I looked it up never hits for power in April. He has three of his ninety eight career home runs in April three. Wow. That's weird. Isn't that weird? Great staff. You read my blog, you would have known that. But what do you let me get to like one out of four blogs a week? That's okay. If you do eat all your stuff, but about two and three quarters at a four. What what can I do? Now, you you do have ESPN. Plus, what can I do to get you read all of my work? Like, I do I read all your. Mariam title that might do it cotton titles. The original dock. We used to do that. Oh, you do that. What's right? We'll give it. Yeah. That way. I get the preview before anyone else gets to read it. Well, not new I I won't last on McCoy at for you either. Okay. I promise. Nice. The editors must do total rewrites on my work. So what I send you the copy? It's probably very different and what it's going to end up. Anyway, nobody was concerned about Justin Turner. But like Joey Votto at some point. You know, what I hate to talk about vital and every show, but at some point we're going to have to drop even for the likes of we've already dropped him for Luke voids and Christian Walker. Are we have had Christian Walker? Don't we have to Tristan like or is vital going to be this year's my carpenter? I I think it's a reasonable question. I'm not dropping bottle for Derek Dietrich. But meddlesome, yes, he's available in fifty percent Mitch Moreland. It's not like game. And I know you like. That for you. All right. Do that. Yes. Everybody wants her name game. Highly. Holy diddley. Do a what that Tilly a pickle digitally do lead slander daily while the Dili of pickle, I Italy, but Elliott pickle? He can't do the draw with throw that the little league delight birds city leave a pickle come on to do whatever, you know, pickle, dilly, dally your way into another thing a name for you. I'm Sultan of staff row stat dog stat at kids stat hamster of sat statal vicious MRs of stats was wrong with you trash tristen here. Is all what are you singing that we're having? Who? I love the misses of stat gets in there right around mother's day. Nothing. Enjoy those numbers that tell me to invest except the walks. Now, you comment is apt. He over the fence dealer day Laurino caught it, but yeah, does could be met carpet. But it's not going to be mad carpet. I know it's not going to be. But but the reminder of what carpenter did last year is apt that something we've got to keep in mind. I do think that the age vodka is in his career in last year's numbers. Do raise concerns that don't make it a perfect com. Did you see carpenter the common in the game yesterday? I believe it was in the cardinals game or maybe it was two days ago where carpenter admitted to one of the beat reporters that he uses the first month of the season in order to get books on pitchers that was very interesting to me after last year. I not surprised that he does. But like Batas older. Yep. And he's starting to pop up now. And he just like he's not hitting baseballs hard. Like, I think with carpenter. You could see how that would end. Well, but I he's to pop ups. He's zero. So if you regress, I just a hair to the me you tie your that's by the way, hits his high since two thousand eight is. So that's not a good one. But I'm just saying like, what do you expect? What do you expect from the rest of the year? Gimme the batting average home runs. I think the average is about last year's to eighty I think. I can't say him hitting more than fifteen more homers from this point, even that's probably aggressive. Let's play the game to Derek Dietrich vodka bottle hunter dosier or auto. I still auto. I I'm interested there, though, Daniel Vogel Bach fato. I'm not a Vogel Buckeye, and he he's not hitting much lately year, Andy as the bow box doing the exact same thing is he's just walking. That's it. I'm not look I've paid a lot of attention of auto since the beginning was pro career. I'm not I'm just not a big believer. That wanna find find the cutoff your Andy, Andy I like Andy you would take Andy over him yet. He's the third most draft first baseman on the ESPN leagues. I love the project in Tampa. I love the project that they're they're making him their project this year trying to unlock the power. I I'm gonna speculate on the Andy upside I should Walker stopped hitting as well. He's he's stopped hitting. I mean here on the most added list. I mean, it's basically Mitch Moreland start hitting. He had one good game. He had a he had a multi Homer game. And he had a four walking. He had two Homer game on the day that I sat him. I mean, thanks a lot Hayes. I mean, all your homers for the bench. We've accomplished literally nothing with his name game. Okay. Well, I mean not trying. We use it. That's a big step. That's like the only thing we achieved Gandhi has basically is only guy we both like him. But you're not dropping vodka for DOJ or Ryan Healy Shaw, Justin Smoak. All right. Let me ask it this way in other game in the ten in the ten team game are standard. I get it. I think he's worth cutting. Are you cutting him in absolutely anything else? No. I haven't been in labor, and I can't call them. And I wouldn't call them used I spent twenty four dollars on them. But what I think about trading him to the reds fan in the league right now. Yeah. Okay. Would and that's probably the hook. It's different pitchers. Does not hurting my team like Derek Rigas would have hurt my team had. He started a chorus field. Of course, he didn't because of snow out dumb. Anyway, we gotta move on. Because there's a lot to get to today show. And we've gotten to almost none of it. Right. Yeah. Let's go in injuries briefly David price happened after our show last week. I'm not the least bit concerned, are you? I'm only bothered in that they had just announced tech Velazquez. They did not want him in the rotation. Then they want him in the bullpen. And the timing said that they needed price to start that day. But so far so good. I'm not gonna get it. I'm trying to find other injuries here that matter with players that went on the injured list this week, and I don't see a whole lot. There's anybody that. Let's do the players come back unless you think somebody that really wants coming back. I think are more are a little bit bigger deal other than one when we get to the closers. Yeah, we'll close gen Lowry the Mets should play on Friday interests. Or no. No, not really they have too many parts. I don't see the I don't see the role for him. And I don't think he's a good enough player to succeed in a utility. But your center fielder Aaron Hicks interested because I was at the beginning of the preseason. But that injury worries me from a recurrence standpoint. We've seen a bunch of prospects. Not getting the job done. Nate low was called up in the moated right away. They didn't really give them a chance and the Blad Guerrero feedback is not positive at all. He's not hitting. You got the day off the other day is like vodka, you just wait or like people are gonna start cutting Guerrero. And I think that's a Nanya mental mistake, and I think you do too. I think it is a monumental mistake. However, my trout's debut year, we should not happen. Sometimes even for the greatest it doesn't happen. And then what's going to happen here? And by the way, I'm seeing a lot of people coming out with this whole ridiculous fab criticism that people shouldn't have this because people go crazy for the prospect spend all their fab, you can't get these prospects. And then they get sent down and the nobody wants them the second time, you know, what that's an opportunity for you. Wait for the second time pick up the player Retha awards. Yeah. I agree with that. And I think you do as well briefly. This show is sponsored by our friends and seek the ticket industry has not changed in a long time. There are bunch of big companies who have been around forever, but they don't really care about making the experience easier for the customer. Well, seek is a ticket company where the customer comes first with more than fifty thousand five-star reviews in the app store. Seek is focused on making your experience as easy as possible. Seekie polls. 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Well, I don't know which one is it Mukhi bets Christian yelich defending MVP's, max Muncie. He's gotta be Rauscher Naw leagues. Mitch Haniger Joey gala, which one of them is not rostered non percent. I guess all see maybe. No. No. No. I'm I'm including another guy that you're qualifier excluded. So my Wednesday. Yeah. The well. Well, you know, that's no Monday. You know? Well, yeah, we'll get to that. I said when a word I say. The interesting guy from Wednesday for me is Joey Gallo. We gotta get this stat out. It's amazing. I love this that. But what's on believable mini is how it's not even close. Okay. So Joey gal hit his hundredth home run on Wednesday. He has ninety three career singles now immidiate in this era that doesn't seem so unusual. But do you know second is all time for least amount of singles with one hundred home runs. I couldn't believe the difference here. It's got to be. Yeah. Yeah. I did. And it was I don't remember who it was. It was by a substantial margin was one hundred seventy two singles house done it with ninety three. It's Russell Branyan. And there were other sluggers of heft and Sloan is on the list Gallo is not actually slow. He's playing center field. Unbelievable. But Ryan how're was on the list. Dave Kingman name from the past. Anyway, gala doesn't any singles. I guess we don't care. It's nice to fifty two season. He to fifty with forty home runs was amazing here is he's playing center field. They didn't prepare for the fact that the line of the shields just can't hit brand. They're not using Danny Santana and center. And so does shields gets demoted yesterday. They're going to actually play hunter Pence and left field regularly with Gallo and center, I wrote about that. Yeah. And I do like it. And I'm looking forward to reading about hunter Pence to but are yellow I am. I am. I am. I just looked at Penn says we were talking before the show. I'm amazed at some of the airline numbers for him. But in Gallup's case, I wanna point out two things. One is the chase rates. Ten percent lower this year. He's not swinging at bad pitches. Better disciplined. The other is that his swinging strike rate is down four point two percent this year making better contact as well. And I'll tell you as a guy likes to play the sabre metrically inclined leagues and the six by six that pitch all the time. He's tremendously valuable player monster, and he's not gonna struck out two hundred times. And I added Pence Intel last week. Wow. Kept getting all these numbers. I've been really lucky Intel I'm winning N LeRoy now, it's not gonna last but I'm off to a good start. Wow. Such come on. Look at look at the other managers league. I mean, obviously something's gonna change. It's on the bright side. At least you answered one of the hash Browns in advance. So, you know, there was a labor trade. We'll get to the labor tree. Make that trait. Kyle means to fund you weren. We talk we discussed we got. According to. Eric. So so the guy on Monday who I missed your qualifier on the thing. What did show Tuesday was Tuesday was Whitmer fueled? And Monday was Pablo Sandoval one of the most unlikely combo meals you could ever see there's only one guy less likely than him who who is less likely than him. He had the second longest streak without a stolen base. What was it six hundred and thirty games? I believe. Yes. Six hundred thirty six hundred thirty games without a steel. There's an active player with a lengthier streak. He hasn't stolen base since he was in AAA and twenty ten this guy who's real romo's. Oh, he's not fast. The buffalo is not speedy. So Santa not only did he he stole third base without a throw because the Catholic drop the ball. So you might have been out. But he he also threw a scoreless inning and on Twitter somebody asked what does that call and say it's a combo meal. Panda size. Yeah. That's a good one. Double play to just might be the longest show everybody along go ahead. My only job here like trista job here is to help people when they're leagues and he does that because he wins all his and not. Let's forget, I'm let the Uber driver. I cut out of traffic, and I make sure you get to your destination on time. That's my only job here is just to make sure that like that works out Dr say the lead to. I went the wrong direction earlier in the show, and we're going to have an hour show. But here are are the the savors the closers the carousel. All right. So a closer actually went on the inter- list yesterday, and they're not saying it's a ten day trip. It's going to be probably a month. It's groin strain for Pedra Strope the cubs after kala Hendrix pitch. Wonderfully went to a committee with a lefty Carl Ryan and then Steve see Shak while pitch the run home. Cubs have to go with C shack. Here. Carlyle was juniors lurking Nonni looking better than before the motion and show is the smart pick. I like the mentioned Edwards has pitch. Well in those couple of its to adding since his promotion the other thing to point out is that Edwards year really got thrown off track. When they when major league baseball loud him to do that weird funky hitch and his delivery, and then shut it down right around opening day, which why that took a month and a half of spring training. I don't know. But that's why he was in the minors. I think he was just trying to get back into some reps in the old delivery, so far so good. If you wanna take an upside guy for saves Edwards. I'll definitely take a couple of flyers. Matt Barnes of the Red Sox. He's not getting all he got the most recent save instead of rhyme raider seem that March numbers are some major numbers right now with the strikeouts. Yep. He is less looked at with seventeen strikeouts per nine. This is Josh hater like what Matt Barnes doing. It'd be nice. If you could get some saves. I would we keep going back and forth on this. But I would try to invest there. You're right based on the case. And I'm glad I kept my share my points league. I think people should definitely speculate there too. Certainly least. I think the God again Atlanta is Luke Jackson. I think the gotta get in Texas is still hosing the clerk everyone's dropping. But they shouldn't don't you agree. Pretty much in both cases a Jackson buyer. But I get it. I you know, he's hasn't given up any run since I in the season. He's pitching. Well, don't look at the numbers. Look at the recent trend. I don't think there's a lot of runs opening day with a guy like that. That's full ish unless we can find something he's changed. I think there will be a regression involved here. I'm not gonna rely ride on a scoreless streak. He's going to run into some point. You're you're pessimistic to like, I I agree with you. There's no reason to buy unless for the role, but he showed nothing in the past. But yeah, I'm looking at his numbers. He's not walking people. He's not giving hits seas fishing really well zone rates. Thirty nine percent. Right. It probably won't last. But I will by AJ may throw in a trade right now. Oh, yeah. No. I mean, the opportunity is absolutely there. And he's pitching effectively. It's also getting a ton of ground seventy percent ground ball rate. I get where you're going. It's just I don't I don't feel comfortable with anyone in Atlanta. That is fair. Let's look at the schedule. Now moving along Thursday. There is day action that you've already missed probably ESPN plus tonight has much sarokin Luke Weaver sirocco, I love I love last year. He's healthy right now if he had enough killings to qualify for the era title he'd leading it right now. Obviously that number is going to go up. But maybe not today. Arizona doesn't crush it. Luke weaver. Did he change something because he used to be as good a prospect as Jack clarity? And then last year and Saint Louis C was terrible. He was walking people. He looks good. Now. And some more on this entity was a top thirty starting pitcher year ago. And I won't name that person was. But now, I know that's the problem. I hate taking guys here late too late. What's he gonna differently? Yeah. It's the control the control is a lot sharper. This year. Friday is plus in the daytime has GIO Gonzalez and Jose king tunnel. China that's working out. Well for those who invested in canton, so far and GIO Gonzalez. Will do what he does we've already discussed ad nauseam on this show, some pictures, you could probably get pretty easily off regency Pablo. Lopez at the Mets we both love Lopez. Right. Except for the next cap. Yep. Right, which you're going to write about at some point soon because our boss wants us to and checkout article I'll be reading that as soon as possible. I now, you know, I I don't know about you. But like I'll be reading Jayco Torrisi. I can't really by like, nothing's really changed. He's at home against the choice. So yes you buy on Friday night, but like for the season odor Rizzi versus Martin Perez. I kind of think Perot is now. You're not the investor elite to aren't you? While I'm yeah. The one place where I've got a big share of my sim league. But. You know? What's driving me? Nuts about terrific is. I feel like a lot of value has come out of the two games with a high strikeout number. Yes. And the rest is been very ordinary and very old originally like it's difficult for me to invest in a guy who's getting a lot of value out of a couple of games the football complex that this that the Dwayne Bowe year. I don't wanna guy who just doesn't two games. And he's nothing the rest. I don't trust that guy did you ever Williams, by the way, nobody wants them. But the numbers of their he's at Saint Louis in exactly hit the last couple of days against Philadelphia, Saturday, Zach f eflin. Looks good Zach effluent Jared. I cough. Look good. They're going deep into games. Now. They're getting ground balls. They're getting some strikeouts. Now, they're playing the royals. They don't exactly hit hit a ton. But some like comic you just three homers at a rose eight runs. So anyway, I think I cough over f win but only FM pitches this weekend, I can make that case where they're based on effluence underlying numbers currently looking like severe regression is in order. But I do think they're both very interesting pitchers miles Michael pitches Saturday, he looks fine. Now looked great earlier this week against the Phillies, while Graham balls pitches were moving all over maybe he's like the Matt carpenter needed a month. Get going what do you do? Jordan Lyles any interests there. He's at Saint Louis. He was doing a couple of things with a pitch selection during spring training that caught my eye. So the k- rate, and we saw a little of this last year to the K rate is intriguing if you match them against the right team. But this is a streaming type for me. Sure. Walker? Bueller late on Saturday. That's a good one. Walker? Bueller is going to be fine Sundays mother's day. He's call your mother's and watched Griffin canning on ESPN plus against John means now, I've not investing in means. And I'd made it pretty clear that I'm not part of it's because he's on bowl more in my wrong to not invest in John means so mean. Weird. That's all. I got a terrible joke is all I got here. You're right. I I just I don't I don't think there's a lot there. You want Griffin canning, especially because he's facing Baltimore. The night game on ESPN TV baseball is you'll each ASEAN, and John Lester, some regressions coming for lesser zero sum is going the other fraction for scene is not as bad as numbers bunch of players in this game. You don't know what people are gonna start dropping? Travis shaw. Kyle Schwarzer law. Hey, sue, saggy. You. You gotta start moving on if they don't hit by many may. I mean, not that there isn't a Matt carpenter every year people. Right. That's the thing. And there probably won't be this your Tyler Malians that San Francisco if you like them, that's the place to stream. Again, drew Pomeranz. Did you really pick up drew Pomeranz and a league? No, I had him already. But, you know, the death of the league's I play, and it was a two star week and that league to start pitchers are absolutely everything. Now, the reason why I would invest in fires is this weekend because he's raising Cleveland. They're not hitting it all and there's no sign that that's going to change now. Linda and Jose Ramirez should get better. But who else in that lineup is going to get better? Like, I don't believe any more Jake Bowers or kipness or they're catchers. Like that lineup is a mess. So. Yeah, use Mike. Fires fires probably gives a five runs on Sunday. I just I care. Yeah. But I mean, if you're gonna use them for a match up if you're gonna treat him like Serena option, but you know, what though. I should really refer. There isn't any data for this. I'm going to say, I should refresh the data, but there isn't any data guys who throw one hundred and thirty pitch outings the last one I remember as Johan Santana, and he he regretted severe way the next outing. I'm worried about the workload effecting them. I don't think all arms are created equal. So I'm not worried about that. I would still use them against Cleveland because Cleveland's bad. But and yeah, I had Minnesota winning that division. And I was like one out of thirty five people to do it PM staff, and I got a lot of tweets for it. And you know what? So far looks okay. Minnesota hits the ball. And they have enough pitching guys like Martin Peretz or good enough. So that could have been a really good pick. We'll see what happens. All right after this. Kyle speaks interest and answer questions. The always told will he was too short to play basketball. But will never listen. We'll let his work ethic. Do the talking for him. Always in the gym always running drills will new where there was a will. There was a way and he was will. But then after a second child was born he realized the pros were all way better than him. So we'll gave up and buried his high tops in a tearful ceremony. But one day he heard that gyco could save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch, which was awesome. All right. So we alluded to this earlier, but the find you are sharing team in labor mixed. It appears since texted about it that you made trade and tell you whether it was a good trader, please tell us what the train bus. We don't Eddie resort and Tyler Skaggs for Tanaka Caleb. Smith and Delano shields. This obviously pre demotions. But. He's not the point of either way best player. Now, you need pitching on that team does really dead last in the yard. And what this year and lost kluber so Tanakh on Caleb. Smith will help kill Smith is underrated that he should I think Kayla Smith just and could have an era three fifty two season with more than a strikeout for any. That's a good pitcher. Yeah. I agree. I'm a little worried about the injury absence last year in the subsequent possible innings cap. That's a team that's not competitive. So why push him? Any resigned, though is fantastic. He's gonna hit thirty home runs to ninety best player deal. Yeah. Now does shields. I don't think he's gonna steal twenty bases anymore. Like two weeks ago? I would've said, yeah, he'll fake wait two to twenty. But now, I don't think Texas, Sean, by the way, Willie Calhoun is pushing for promotion and who's to say that the third time won't be the time for him. Like hunter Pence won't do this all year cat home probably comes up in June plays left field, and he probably hits. I don't think the shield is gonna play very much. But I do like knock and Caleb Smith. I'm not a big Tyler Skaggs fan. I'd rather have to knock and Smith there. But man, he was good. Yeah. So luck with that. You know, what I I heard this shields turning into Darren Lewis. I just don't think they're going to give them another they'll promote them at some point as a fifth outfielder. But I yeah, I think that's what he is. He's defensive replacement pinch-runner you exercise, you you expect the speed you're exploited the defense. But I don't know that there's gonna be a lot else there. And I know it's criticizing after the fact that the demotion gave up four the demotion we looked at this trade and say man reserves, really really good, but Tanaka Kayla Smit, that's what they cost. Yeah. Sounds like you guys prefer we were in. No hurry to get rid of just so desperate for pitching. It was bad going on worse. Picking you up obviously, and somebody could easily make the case that I mean he's on pace for whatever's on pace for he's not going to stay on that home run pace. Now, he's batting to thirty three that should go up. But yeah, this looks like a thirty home run season for any resort thirty one hundred. So that's the wrist. How Chris what are you doing in your labor, your labor AL? You competed. Yeah. Actually, I wanna make sure I can check where I'm at this morning. I was I last I checked when I saw that question. Oh, okay. Yeah. I I well I haven't checked I only check on Sunday and Monday to my lab, I'm trying not to look during the week same Haber Intel. So I don't know exactly what the update is Luke dog Walker. Probably texted me and said how you doing labor. He knows he's in. He's in the league. By the way, I tell you in out you should look not necessarily the standings should look because of the injury role in labor. I get it. Right. In town. I know who's on my team. So right, but exploited the injury role to be able to activate a player for an injured players of huge advantage. I love that. Right. I'm actually paying attention today. We didn't get to this. Chris Davis of the athletics. Don't be surprised if as an injury list coming for him right away. He ran into not the the outfield wall. But like the side wall in territory and hurt his hip he missed a game. And then he came out of Wednesday's game. I don't expect to see in this weekend. If they put him on the injured list. The problem is I don't have anybody to activate. But could you sign up? You can sign them right now. You can't they have to be on your Rostro early. So the guy I'd be activating my outfitters. Reserve are Robbie Grossman and Ben's over this is standard mix. Fifteen starts. Zober schism play. He got put on the restricted list. You should be paying attention to player. News Dresen one fits that one. Batting average doesn't count on bass does. That's why Grossman's as overseer worth raw string. Anyway, what are the other questions? We have. Let's get another one. We've got one from Noel here. Once your best guess on. How long would Austin Riley have to play left field in the minors before considering being called up looking to stash him for future benefits? He's gonna hit I believe in the majors. But then again, I said Blad and Illinois and Nate low would as well and shave who is hitting. We'll get the shave Michael shave in a second. The issue there like Atlanta's currently doing platoon where entrance already play centerfield against ROY dis and Ulan Camargo plays left against the lefties. I don't think they would just sit in CR Tate, though. So they call up the kids to play left field and bad only against lefties. I think that can happen within a couple of weeks, especially the Braves you're only five hundred eighteen. Yeah. I'd agree that there isn't a very clear path here. I think that good example for Riley is just that the no path to playing time argument, and you and I've talked about this over the past year, plus is a poor one in fantasy to prevent you. From making moves for better talents. When I think of Riley and based on explore experimenting in the field. The first guy I think of with a quick promotion was Miguel Cabrera where Cabrera played remember what I say it was six or seven. I think it was three actually three pre show. Yeah. It was three games in left field before the Marlins promoted. Remember, I was there for his debut and hit a walk off Homer in that game. So he was ready to play. And it didn't matter. He was playing out of position Red Sox. Did this was Endor Bogart's with Mickey bets, but he played almost fifty games on the field before they picked him up. So I don't think it matters. Just how much how many reps he gets there? I. It'd be bolting it'd be bold. But are we to excited about Riley based on the some of the other prospects who haven't hit? Yeah. But I mean, exactly who's investing here. I mean in our standard game. I don't think anyone really is. But if you're talking anything deeper if you're talking a league that has six plus bench spots and the ad the room. Why not speculate? No, I agree there. I just and by the way, just not exactly the picture of health. He could easily have an injury list in for something. We don't even know about any day. Now, I do not expect John Donaldson to play more than hundred and thirty games that too skeptical. Yeah. It's difficult for me to I think, it's a smart number. What you're throwing at me. I I hate to be the critic and say he can't exceed that so back to Michael shaves. And this bothers me to no end, and there's actually a hash Brown here from Victor who is more of a cell high option. Chris paddock or shavers and Tristan will deal with paddock in his article. Which is what next week about pitching innings limits. TV that not going hundred fifty innings. So like he is a sell high option based on the fact, nobody's Iraq can stay that low. And he's not going to be pitching. I don't think he's pitching it all in September shave his so Boston yesterday announces that they're going to try shave in the outfield, which makes no sense because they already have four outfielders, right? One is a D H and in three really good defensive outfielders. You have to play every day. Just so they can get their second basement back. They have Brock Holt at water Muniz and Dustin Pedroia, how in the world is doesn't produce gonna stay healthy. My shave is one of their best hitters right now. He is striking out. But he's walking. And he's sitting for major power, and he looks like he belongs. Now, he's not a second basement baseman islet platoon third with divers who can't left and can't defend or tune with Moreland. But you do not demotes shave his, but to answer this question who is more of a cell high option paddock or shapes. I'm going to say paddock is because the perceptionist through the roof right now. Everybody loves him. And the numbers do as you mentioned with the back on the show. The other day suggests that there's regression coming in remaining games. He has available for you. I'm going to be really careful one thing here you throw a number and people attached to these numbers like they were plans announced by the team through one fifty and like where you're going. But the Padres have never said that they've never given a hint of what the number was. So let's be clear to everybody that could be it could be one ten it could be one eighty it could be one sixty it could be one forty. I have no idea. I hate the fact that there's an it's capped in the first place, but there's going to be one because he threw something like ninety innings. I think it was ninety two to be exact ninety last seat. Yeah. Yeah. And then he Tommy John surgery the year before that he's not throwing a hundred and fifty innings. I would agree. He could he could he could. But it's really unlikely paddock is more sell high option to me, I think shave is has to stay on that roster and hit any will hit. I would put him at first base every day. But I am not a big Mitch Moore. I mean moral in is not going to ten all year either. But I just put shave I let them play or platoon of. Okay. So you say he's not gonna to ten all year. He's gonna hit two forty all years that really all that much better. And he's not a plus defender. No, he's not. That's what I understand play shave is over over Moreland first base for as long as he stays hot. You can't turn shave into his over plays all over the you can play at first second and third plane the left field, and Cindy, why would you do that? You can't Jackie Bradley way defense. Anyway, I'm sure the Red Sox find hiring challenging you know, who else does there's a. Place you can go. We're hiring is simple, fast and smart a place where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates, and that place is of course, ZipRecruiter dot com slash caravel. Ziprecruiter, send your jobs for more than one hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there with their powerful matching. Technology recruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job is applications. Come in ZipRecruiter, analyzes each one spotlights. The top candidates never missed a great match. 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So he was it's gotta be remembered now raw bliss looks like a fifteen home or thirty five still guided me for years Moncada looks although he slowed down considerably in the past couple of weeks on cattle looks like he's never going to really run enough, but I can see him ending up like a twenty to twenty five home or third baseman to seventy Denver should be hitting two seventy with twenty five homers. I'm going to rank them robust. I then bueller. Then Moncada than Denver's. Okay. Nobody steals basis anymore. So is doing thirty five year. That's that's really valuable. Yeah. And I like the order with one tweak. I would rather have Denver's than one Cada because I think Denver's raw power is truly greater cut us. But Denver's Denver's to seventy like on Cada probably won't. But I think he will. I think that that he always had to me. I felt his hit tool was always better than Moncada's breaking in the lower levels. Now, the question is has the tweaks that Moncada has made this year made him a better hitter for average on for me. The jury is still out because he if he regrets he's going to be a huge batting average problem year over year. He's going to have a lot of very ability. He's going to have the Jay Bruce approach to disappointing you in that one category over the entirety of his career now a month ago you and I had this conversation probably off the show. I really messed up in a league. And I dropped Moncada in a keeper league. And I didn't have to drop him and the first couple of weeks. He was amazing in the past three weeks to forty seven three seventeen three eighty four two home runs and over two stolen bases. That's a seventy one opiates over three weeks. An Eaton exactly faces he faced Baltimore he faced the traits. Cleveland? Just now they don't have a couple of uses Moncada's really slowing down quickly, and and he's two for five stolen bases. This is not a guy who's going to steal fifteen bases. So. Yeah, I think you're right. Denver's over Moncada might make sense basement only they're going to be there's going to be some consistency. With denver's. I think in the prime of his career. That's not present with Moncada. Devas twenty two years old. Let's not forget that. Twenty three twenty four twenty four now. So he's not hasn't hit his prime either. I know but like DeVos's getting harshly judged for a sample. That's been a crew to the major leagues where he was near twenty years old. I mean, he's still very young. And developing Mocatta is is a prime example of a player and he can get hot tomorrow. I'm just saying a prime example of a guy who played well the first couple of weeks and anybody who invested says, oh, he's great. Now. He hasn't been great for the past three weeks. He's striking out a much higher rate than is overall rate like tin Beckham, why still rostering Tim Beckham? Have you seen what he's done over the past three weeks? We advised to people not to buy Tim Beckham call that batting as fast could possibly fall. Yeah. To thirty four over three weeks. He doesn't run he strikes out. Yeah. Anyway, I want to know whether we're still selling, Tim Anderson. Well, you have to degree. He's not capable of doing this all year. There's a lot of buzz. There's some people who think he will. Well, three twenty eight is ridiculous. But could he be Victor robots with less? Batting average. You know, could he be could? Well, more homers twenty homers and thirty steals. He can do that. He almost did last year. But man that batting average strikeout rate and on the Cates. Better his five walk stress in six home runs. Nobody can hit three hundred with five walks in six weeks. I I think it also in again going to our game and shrinking this conversation to that. There's a level of impatience among people who play where they don't want to deal with these slumps like the numbers, you just mentioned from Cada, they get jittery and scared and want to drop the player, and I think we're going to see that with Anderson. So if you don't like rostering players like this, and you're not willing to be patient through it to get those numbers. You just mentioned the homeless steals Selam. Now, the differences that Anderson has twelve steals in twelve attempts can easily still thirty bases season. Even if he backs to twenty for the rest of the season he to twenty and the final five months of because steals are so scarce he still worth keeping the only difference. Nobody is running nobody. Yeah. Gone. It's not going to be easy to get there. If you consider the opportunities created by the on-base percentage from your number. I mean, he's got a three fifty six on base percentage. Right now that explains how he's gotten twelve chances. There are three players in baseball. We've W two stolen bases. As we go to the second week of may Anderson, d Gordon and Adalberto modesty. That's it and is a bunch of others that are kind of close to that. But not a lot Monte fascinates me. Fascinates me fascinates everybody. He'd players. He's Ganic to last year. It's label Anderson Gordon mandis combined for twenty walks twenty walks in more than one hundred at bats. I know four hundred at bats and crony walks. It's incredible. And they're currently hitting three twenty eight three. Oh, four and two seventy six none of those will last. It's incredible. None monitor. He might hit twenty the rest of the year. But if you still thirty more basis, he's still worth I'm going to get worse, by the way, I will admit that. I was wrong burn onto modesty in one aspect. He is fun. He is he's gone grace ball player. Of the top of the nine players eight steals tour in the minors. Shiels, alex. Yeah. One is Billy Hamilton new. I still think is unreachable. He's batting to ten with zero homers. Five runs batted in. At least you can play conveys Anderson middle and demonises middle infielder and a couple of hasn't popped modest Anderson. Hop make the case, but there's nobody running and I will name one guy who I like. And I you know, I've liked him for years. Charlie Tilson of the White Sox has stolen a couple basis this week, and they are legit steals. And he could be a regular for them. And I will definitely bid on tout. And I don't know how much I'll bid, but I'm down. I don't have enough steals. That's one category. Really lacking. I've seen say twenty five aces. I've seen what you're saying. With him. By the way, has good contact rep. He does great at a very high level for speed. And I think frankly that injuries have been one of the greater obstacles for him. It's not a matter of being good player. He is the version of Roman Quin. That's charlie. Tilson is. And I wonder whether he might truly be a better player than Roman Quinn. Well, I mean might you can stay healthy. So who knows but right. Two years ago. I thought Tilson was going to steal forty bases. And he just couldn't still they healthy. We this is the year. All right longish. My god. What time is it? All right anymore questions. One more coming from drew. He wants to know if it's time to take Mike minor seriously. He's pitching, well and could be a candidate to be moved at the trade deadline. That's not why you add him people just because he could end up in the National League on the Braves or Phillies, Adam because something's different and he's already up to eighty percent roster and ESPN leagues, but something's different with interest in. What is it? What's different with him? Yeah. Why is he pitching? So well, even at home pitching well last year. Pitch. All that was over four. Wasn't it last year if memory serves? Yeah. But but I do let me dig up was just the second number eighteen. Now, he had a very low whip because he didn't walk anybody face. He was giving up a lot of solo home runs. Strike rate was not nearly this good though, like the strike now. Yeah. Twenty two strikeouts in the past fifteen innings. So the full number full year numbers for minor last year. Don't matter throw them out there relevant him moving back from a relief role into the rotation. So the adjustment at the beginning of the year. Explain some numbers, but in the second half, a sub three era. He did he pitch where on the second half. And I didn't take it seriously. And as a matter of fact from June first forward he made seventeen starts of a three twenty three year. A with what look like relatively similar rates. He is he's pitching great. And I didn't take I didn't take serious enough. He's up to eighty percent rostered. And if you ask me where should we be ranking him a we at top forty now. Or not yet considering the depth of pitcher. I can make the case for you. I think he was outside of that. But not by much for me in the last set all have to look. On a little bit surprise. You're not more of Mike minor buyer. Your team was very heavily after him during. Well, I'm buying now. Because I just didn't think it was legit. What he did last year? And I looked at the second half. And I was like come on. He's still in Texas. I mean, how can I buy? Yes, I'm watching him strike everybody out last couple of weeks, and I'm thinking legitimate. So I'm gonna move them up to like top forty status where I'm trying to think of other names like engine ru do you realize hundred Ruas the best year rain baseball since the start last year? He needs to be ranked up around the top forty. He's also the league's leader over the past. I believe it's four years in another very troubling category. Deal stints. Yeah. No, you're you're right. But like, Mike minor versus Cal free. And right now, I'm going to take Mike minor. Oh, yeah. I don't think that's well, maybe this close. But. Yeah. Was pretty good last year. I don't think it's outrageous to say that you should still keep them roster. But like Joe Casey, I'm thinking about lefties the Casey Mugabe's three Lind. I think now it's time to take this seriously, David price. I'm not there yet Skaggs. Did you mentioned Skaggs? I don't I don't like Skaggs, John Lester versus minor. Don't you have to take minor now? That's close. Yeah. Lester it's been looking fan rays gonna at least double from wanted. I want I want to give you a full endorsement of Mike minor. But as you mentioned the ballpark is is a problem where I look at the bar. That's clearly had is Jose cantatas. After that. He's in the conversation. Fair enough the music stopped. We're done. Thank you so much listening to our little podcast, please. If there is any mothers out there listening to our show have a very happy mother's day. 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Hour 2: AB saga, CFB 'trap games'

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The fighting lemons in his debut tilts for to walk away by six ravens in miami. Here's all you needed. Only one team is trying lying to win but the three the first of sixteen picks against the dolphins this year ultimately quiet one hundred niners to get a feeling. I think both will be better than expected kimmy healthy. Jimmy dean over janus a high scoring affair cheese and classic match up of offense versus defense. If this was nineteen seventy nine i'd be all over jacksonville but the rules have changed and casey cannot be stopped. Gimme the chiefs thirty seven twenty that made me the fewest points they score all year brown finally our first clinton this wire act act in cleveland and guess what i think it starts well and keeps going round white ten to go one or no for the first time in fifteen years rans panthers. I love one of these teams. James isn't the one you love. Carolina is going to take everyone's eyes surprise. It's sunday with an upset win straight up lions in arizona. Finally we see what clipping tyler how about this leads. They'll be better than last year mostly because he can't get worse but i like the lions spoil the party twenty-three seventeen bengals in seattle syncing starting over seahawks seahawks grabbing up on their way to division title they rob in the opener jimmy seattle. I two hundred colds charges. Here's the deal. I liked to kobe present but he's not andrew luck and with lock. Andy wins without faith ultra short gimme l._a. By two giants cowboys this is why zeke at the back this week critical game and dallas needs a closer than you expect. I'll take the boys forty four twenty three and finally stealing pat's under the lights in foxborough pittsburgh will be a. Okay without a b in the past usually don't look their best closer to halloween onto width anytime on interrupting in overtime thoughts anybody the sixteenth street picks the guy i think i'm with you on that and that's only because they're not playing seventeen and for the record pastor k o d is in full effect owing one on the season. I had chicago last night. We welcome you back with that to another hour of upcoming you live from above the heineken river decade pier seventeen seventeen u._c._l._a. Full house here this morning and we are ready to go on a football friday. Were getting up with a defensive struggle at soldier field the n._f._l. Season opens with a throwback literally and figuratively full highlights and reaction in a minute then forget lasting the season will make it to the season in oakland. We just talked to rose and you'll hear from that interview in just a few minutes hand. She is back with another chains once again serena in a slam final with history hanging in the balance. Let's get up on on a football friday starting right now. What the thursday night opener the one hundred season pro football in america starting with the oldest rivalry of the sport there's khalil mack and the bears hosting aaron rodgers plan to the first time ever under that man that look and it would start terribly the bears defense all over erin look. That's a bull rush folks. That's how you take offense at guard walking back into the quarterback lap and just plant them right on the quarterback. I mean that's about as good as it gets. That was the first drive. Here's the second khalil mack look. He's very very good. I and i know that sucking news everybody. This guy has this. He's a freak of nature. He's going to have a big big year. Minus twelve first quarter yards for the green bay offense but then i was play of the second quarter they get it going. They finally give rogers some time. Any finds this man you didn't realize in the second quarter that this would be what the side of the game that play right there the bears quite tough the whole game but roger found the weakness that drew the down safety and now you just don't away from prince amukamara cornerback forty seven yards to marquez valdez scantly is you see rogers can can still air it out and if you notice this touchdown drive spoiler alert the only touchdown of the night a lot of plays. It looked like they just made up here. On the touch vantage. Just fifty fifty balls dump vault get caught behind jimmy graham in the end zone and he boxes you out like he's playing basketball like a used to at the you get our going on. It'd be now you happy. Just get settled so that's bad fundamental defense on the part of the best seventy four yards on four plays for an eight yard touchdown there for jimmy grant third quarter same story for the bears. There's often just terrible one of nine on third down make it one of ten is to bisky overthrows cordeiro patterson that may issue the field attempt here. Maybe they only have three points on the board. They're gonna go far in the fourth. They are not going to get close. The crowd is leading the chicago team here at at home now four minutes on the clock third and ten midfield. There's desperately needs something to get going here. They do they find alan robinson. He put for al robinson all night. Nothing alan robson's. You're on offense. That really played a phenomenal gain. You have to find him early and find him so can they punch it in. That's the question and the answer is no trubisky. See this one coming the whole way. You stare down your primary receiver. Tell jeff when you're going with the football littlefield saint just going to read your there is just like he does here and that's exit amos who used to practice against mitch trubisky because they were on the same team. That's what happens. You thought it simple covered. It usually doesn't end very well. Bears were get one more chance and that didn't end well either on fourth down. That's all she wrote packers over the season with a ten three win. It wasn't pretty but it's a road victory in the division for greenback greenback. Obviously i hold myself to high standard and i didn't play <hes> didn't play great tonight but the watch defense like that. It gives you a lot of confidence about where this team can go in a game that most people thought we were going to get probably trounced. Obviously unacceptable starts with me so this this <hes> just told the guys there. This is not who we are. Three points is ridiculous. There's no there's no excuses the every fan that showed up from chicago today. That was a chicago bears fan should they should be upset. Trust me they are a main from green bay. That defense was much improved. Thanks to the investment the front office they spent a combined forty eight million dollars in guaranteed money does daria smith preston smith and adrian ammos who was able to make the game winning pick and so that green bay defence look great and i feel like we've talked a lot about that this morning and rightfully so that was the story of the game but jonathan. Let's talk about the bears for a moment here. High expectations made a made the deep playoff run last year if not for the double on the field goal and you come out and lay an egg like that in week one. What did that tell you well. It tells me the way that they prepared in the off. Season was a team. That's it's been there done that or so. They thought didn't understand that you have to continue going and can continue preparing now. Mitch trubisky this too and the offense and i can't find a single play. They ran where he looked comfortable. I can't find one time where he said okay. I can scan the defense and i know where to go with the ball having outlet. He looked inaccurate. He looked ansi he he frankly looked like he was still in college and this was his rookie year getting beat up now give credit to the packers and the defensive line the pressure and a secondary but i need to see something more more from that offensive from mr bisky but he didn't play at all in the preseason for whatever that's worth so maybe they're kicking off roster. Whatever but we had the sound bite earlier from the green bay defense saying we wanted wanted to make mitch play quarterback well they did and he did well what they did was. They forced him to sit in the pocket and throw in when you do that. There isn't a scrambling ability. Mitch trubisky loves to get out and scrambling picks up those third downs with his legs spy on them last night. Only eleven scramble yards twenty three per game last season. So who was it like he was able to get out there and get comfortable. Sometimes quarterbacks especially funny guys when they're moving around a little bit that allows them to develop that rhythm but give green bay a lot of credit. They designed and a great game plan. They rushed four a lot of times and they were able to get home how to spy didn't let them out and that's why they're able to have success and remember this greenie. The last time the green bay packers had a top ten defense two thousand ten in one super bowl. I mean aaron rodgers generally wouldn't he gets the help and maybe this is the year where they finally got it for for a much primary. Takeaway from last night lewis yeah. I think you're gonna have to see matt nagy really get mitch mitch comfortable and get him comfortable early and football games kind of the same way quite honestly pat i did with daniel jones's preseason start to progressively push the ball down the field but make him have some easy completions early and then get them more comfortable in the pocket and not what with his legs not designed rollouts not athletic plays but actually quarterback plays as the green bay defense said. We make you play quarterback. We don't think you can win and they we need to develop that competent. Here's what's bothering me right now. We had matt nagy on this show a month or so ago and he said this is the year we're going to open things up a little bit more for mitchell trubisky. Give him more of the playbook. Give him an opportunity to be a little bit more aggressive and it certainly didn't look that way last night. It didn't look that way but it's because he missed her and when you miss early as a quarterback in ever get into a rhythm now bear in in mind the bears were without their top tight end burton who's also another phenomenal gadget player that they're good at using but trubisky like like vilma said you just can't start off that rough and start off that bats specifically greenie when you have a defense that is dominant. The game was never out of hand. It's not as if the beers ever had to just start passing fifty sixty times to get within reach. The defense was dominant initiative guests to help show vilma help me put this into perspective for fans in chicago in particular who are waking up upset this morning in one conversation we can say well. They didn't play at all in the preseason. September timber is the new preseason all of that. How concerned should a bears fan be about how bad their offense look last night. Wow very real uh-huh real quickly because you mentioned opening up the offense that tells me that they didn't focus on the other plays the core place that they can fall back on and that's what happened yesterday. They were no core replace that chicago fall back for risky because they're trying to open up the offense. They have all these plays in there and they can't run any of them well so it'd be very concerned. I think just like from year one year. Two players make jumps from game one game two players make jumps coaches make jumps. They see some things in real time for the first time where they can go back and say okay look. Let's let's rain this back in it was i guess we're trying to do everything i think you know. They put out they go out and land negligent again then going to hear me calling into some chicago hi. It's not it's not a criticism. It's a statement traded up to take him ahead of patrick mahomes andrew shawn watson. That's just what happened and it was was it tough start for him according to n._f._l. Next gen stats the bears quarterback was four of eleven under pressure and five of twelve throwing into tight windows. It was even worse on attempts. Ten plus yards down the field total q._b._r. Fifteen point four was the third lowest in a single game in his career remember. This is a guy who had the third highest q._b._r. And the entire sport last year so mark we're talking about how they made him look and feel uncomfortable. Take me through that when you're a quarterback. What do you try to do to work your way out of something like that. Let me give you some perspective effective. I used to play against this guy. Every day. Mike patton our games and our practices and training camp looked like that game it was so frustrating he shows you simulated he later pressure. You think something's coming then at the snap of the ball you gotta change your whole way of thinking and try and get back on track he. He wasn't comfortable all night but this isn't the end from the bears. There's this isn't what what we saw is too great defenses. Yeah it was a war of attrition and the fifteen year veteran knew a little bit more than the third year veteran to be clear yeah. He's the new defensive coordinator in green bay and he used to be the d. coordinator with chats under rex. Which is why you would have been practiced off against him. So you still have faith. They said they wanted to force them to to make make plays from the pocket and he really wasn't able to do you still have faith. He'll be able to do it. I absolutely think he'll be just fine as the year rolls on but they're going to have their work cut out for him. They have to road <music> games coming up right and they're going to have to steal a win in green bay later on if they're going to fight for this division title yeah. That's maybe the most important point to make here. If you're a fan and chicago the cargo trying to decide how upset you should be even if you start playing better you just lost hongda in the division and what figures to maybe the tightest division in the sport so it it could wind the one that you regret. Even if the offense starts to look a lot better okay we have much more on this game as we continue but next to the other huge story of the day add another chapter her the soap opera that is antonio brown's tenure in oakland is the team is now reportedly planning to suspend brown after he got into a heated exchange with general manager mike mayock doc on wednesday jon gruden yesterday i think for the last four weeks we have been practicing without him and preparing to play <hes> no matter who's injured you have to adapt and <hes> unfortunately we had to adapt again today but we're really excited about our receiving core. I'm emotional about it. Hope you opie hope. You understand why. I think a lot of this guy they antonio is a great receiver and i think deep down. I think he's a really good guy so i'm. I'm frustrated. I'm not gonna say any more about. I hope it all works out <hes> but i don't have anything official to say about anything else until i get all the facts and that's one of the do by add another chapter to this wild antonio brown saga in oakland. It started in july with those feet. He went on the non football injury list with frostbite for may cryotherapy session that went wrong. The month of august was consumed with brown's grievances with the league over his outdated and now outlawed helmet never even reports. He was considering retirement armant over the helmet issue now. He's got a new helmet and he's back but then things come to a boil this week when a._b. Went on instagram to publicly complain about the fifty four thousand dollars in fines james which he received for missing so much time in camp that led to wednesday's confrontation with the g._m. Mike mayock now the fifty four thousand dollar fine. Maybe the least of his concerns if the raider suspend him for week one his twenty nine million dollars in guarantees we'll be void which could pave the way for the raiders to release him without paying anything if he's actor for week one then the fourteen eighteen and a half million dollars for this year is fully guaranteed. We had his agent drew. Rosenhaus live here with us about twenty minutes ago. In tonio. <hes> right now is working very hard to get everything resolved weaken team without his suspension. Hopefully being being able to come back practice and play as soon as possible. I've been working diligently with the teen over the last twenty four hours i to get this situation resolved. If it's up to me if it's up ten tonio he'll be back immediately and we can put all this stuff behind him some communications. We'll continue today tomorrow. Hopefully we can get things resolved where he can play against the denver broncos. That's that's their game monday night again. Louis riddick. You'll be there to call that game. It was about a ten minute conversation. We had withdrew. He did not want to get into the details of whatever provoked the confrontation. He describes the relationship between antonio brown and jon gruden as being really good and you saw john they're talking about. How emotionally is about this. He didn't want to get into the relationship with mike mayock at the end of the day. This is jon gruden show. It is going to be his team going forward to matter what he's the guy with all the money in his contract and everything else. Do you believe jon gruden. Make sure one way or another other. Antonio brown is back with this team. Jon gruden does because it behooves everybody for antonio brown to be on the field jon gruden benefits a benefits and we all have to remember solid football play they cover a multitude of since many athletes have done much worse but as soon as he gets on the field starts bawling again. We'll start to forget all the offseason drama. Antonio brown has over. We're fighting more than five thousand receiving yards then the receivers combined. That's five thousand the bad man he has to get on. It just feels like they've they've been trying to get into week one if they just get him on the field. Maybe things start to turn mark a quarterback <laughter>. What do you think derek carr is thinking is all this going. I think that's the key. Is you gotta get them on the field field. I mean how hard is it. Just it's very hard. Market is obviously very hard. At a certain point you reach a threshold and it's a point of no return in some ways is is it better now to cut ties and go get derek carr some help before the trade deadline. It might be a loose. You've been around them a lot leading up to the game coming up here this money's what sense do you get from the people you talk to their of how they're reacting to this. And what do you think is going to happen. You know what's interesting. How people react until the players seem to really like gabi. The players really get on with him and the players who that i've talked to him that we've talked to really seem to like his energy. They obviously respect his ability on the football field with we all know ultimately is what we really use to judge whether or not a guy if someone were gonna accept into the locker room if you can play with guys we know oh that don't even make the news who were doing stuff that many people would say. He's doing what you need to cut him. Get him out of there doing things much worse than arguing with the g._m. And i'm not trying to downplay arguing and with the g._m. On the practice field it's not something you want to be doing but look you paid to win football games in the n._f._l. Sponsorship i use the word. He has it in jon in gruden jon. Gruden is the one who virtual his contract gets everyone else their security because they know they've got ten years to get things right with him and he's got a great relationship with the owner. He's he's going to make the decision about whether antonio brown but lose what what kills me is. The raiders made their bed. They knew what they were doing. Sign sign richie incognito neto you signed volunteers perfect all hughes personalities who have had a lot of drama. If you didn't think you could handle the personality don't bring him in here and that looks bad for everybody. Mike mayock you g go huge personality analogy huge. He's very dominant a._p. Huge ego all it is is a tug of war of pride and egos. That's what's coming. This is going gotta do is gonna test john's leadership ability to the maximum right now because i don't mean that i'm not trying to diminish. Mike makes influence on this football team but you know who's driving things out there. John's going to have to be the one who says look. This is how we're gonna handle this going forward a._b. This is what i'm going to need from. You're gonna have to give it to me mike. This is how we're going to generally manage manage this player in particular because otherwise without him on the team. We look much different. He's got to do it in front of the team. In a way that guys can respect. I one hundred percent agree. Listen isn't the end of the day. The one thing that i think you have to take into account here. Is the raiders gave him everything. He wanted all right he wanted to pittsburgh. He wanted the new contract. They brought him in really make him. The centerpiece of the entire offense right now is behavior is not that of a person who wants to be a football player that just sort of what you see. It is the reason why they're going to be hard pressed to let him go. That may very well be the case. Let me get up and go because i have a lot of other things on the menu this morning. Including ezekiel elliott is contract extension. It's now out of the way the big question big d is when the team will come to terms on a long term extension with dak prescott that though isn't letting that talk become a distraction listen chester contract extension for the rest of his career. He's so sweden. I mean obviously i want to see it done. The put a timeframe on. I think i've said this before. I'm not gonna do that. I don't want to blow my mind myself any bits <hes> with thinking about those talks for thinking about what's going on <hes> when i've got enough on my plate to handle so i'm just focused on. The giants got people to take care of that mark sanchez. Did he have to have a new contract to play this season he should i love the company line. Though the guy's got his head down he works as off. I was locker room with them. I just appreciate that sure you gotta pay the guy he ultimately. I believe we will get paid but they don't have to if they don't want to. He's there and they could play out and see where it goes from there. Meanwhile get up and go to los angeles where rams coach sean mcveigh so there will be no restrictions on running back todd gurley when they open against the panthers on sunday lewis. What are your expectations girly with. My expectations are whatever todd they would ever saw mcveigh says right now. I'm going to believe him and take him at his word until proven otherwise. We'll look toddler. Thug really's a horse. He is a dynamic three down player the n._f._l. That makes this team markedly better when he's on the football field so until proven otherwise. I told you they're gonna open with the loss at carolina this to the u._s. Open the other dominant performance by serena williams cruising in straight-sets pass number five seed elina spit alina six three six one three two on to the final worship play bianca undress q. saturday as she looks time margaret court for the all time record with twenty four grand slam titles i would definitely still we plan if i had had already passed it <hes> but i've had so many chances to pass it and a lot more so but it's cool because i'm implant an era with so many five errors with so many amazing players you know i think <hes> you look at at the span of the career in the players that i've played. It's amazing that i was able to get this another day another history setting record for serena williams with that win yesterday she will be making her ten th career u._s. Open finals appearance that will break a tie with chris evert for the most finals in the open era <music> out here a patrick mcenroe and mary joe fernandez. Serena williams dropped the set in her second round match. Mary jo she's just picked up steam continue to do that tonight against a top five player in spilling who get to the semis of wimbledon as well. She looks absolutely dominant today to his incredible. The last two matches have been the best imagine. I've seen her all year. She looks fit. She looks like she's moving better. She's dominating on sir even though she's not hitting that many aces but she's placing them well and she just looks focused. She looks like this. It's she is ready to win twenty four if you're watching she's been absolutely dominant. Meanwhile you can watch the men semi's they start four eastern. Turn on e._s._p._n. You will see medvedev against dmitrov in the first match and then rafah will take center stage as he will take on matteo bertini in prime time man men semifinals today on e._s._p._n. The women's final tomorrow a great weekend of tennis on e._s._p._n. All right as we continue he promised is to you'll be better going forward a closer look at the ups and downs of aaron rodgers debut performance thursday night in chicago plus will the cowboys disappointed in two thousand nineteen eighteen stephen a smith live in dallas to discuss that antonio brown and a whole lot more. It looks like in dallas right now. Remember following us is at ten eastern. Stephen max. Molly and company are there. They'll be live with tara loans demarcus ware and that crowd of fans coming up on e._s._p._n. And back get up you wanna see an incredible play. This is division two football minnesota duluth against my not state okay so that's a freshman corey carrigan. Oh are you watch. What's the cake now. He's in trouble for safety says watch these fluids he could tackle. Oh wait for the block at the end. Though where's boomer watch the blakeway sort of black right back down. I do that with bo jackson and that was pretty much summed up the wrong end of that mine. Athletic career tried to do athletically coming about five minutes away. Don't miss stephen and a cowboy hat as about as good as he's down there and donald. That'll take us through the college games this weekend and we picked big games on the sunday n._f._l. Schedule all that and more in this hour it's on e._s._p._n. When it comes to hiring you don't have time to waste. You need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job job. In minutes set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard and when you need to hire fast accelerate your results with sponsor jobs new users can try for free at indeed dot com slash getup. That's indeed dot com slash get up terms conditions and quality standards apply back on get up and it was not a pretty debut for evan rogers and his new offences. He and the packers took on the bears starting the one hundred season of pro in football opening drive. There's defense all over and bear in mind. This was the number one defense in the sport a year ago that was the first drive and then it would get worse here. Comes khalil mack rogers injuries and his offense negative twelve yards in the first quarter and he was asked afterwards what he was thinking after those first fifteen minutes. What's your thought process. After the first two sessions where the plate things can't get any worse about right and in fact they would get much much better packers. I play of the second quarter play action. They finally give him time to throw and he can err it out. That's mark has vowed a scant ling bacon making the cash for forty. Seven yards and the packers are in business. Three plays later is rogers. Surveying watch the little wave of the left hand the sort of throwing it up in a school yard fashion in for jimmy graham an eight yard touchdown wham boxing out like he did as a basketball player packers seventy four yards on four plays. That's the only touchdown of the the night as the packers wind up winning and to put a bow on the game. The two teams combined for thirteen points. That's seven fewer than the first time they net which who's in nineteen twenty one demands in black and white on your screen. That's george halas who caught a touchdown it that very first matchup so that was the thursday night opener as far as sunday is concerned. Bob carpenter is with us here and you've identified. Nobody three critical matchups you want us to watch the cleveland browns and tennessee detains in myles garrett and what he's going to be able to do on this week. Vargas various should be concerned to see him speed and power to great assets of any any a pass rushers. You see right here. It's the speed the dip and written by myles garrett jeff driscoll is now not down. The field now walked on myles garrett as you watch him here. No chancellor almost pairs his arm off. Take another look. We're going to go to the power element with myles garrett because no matter how many guys they have out there tight end back office attack. Oh he's going to avoid the chip and then institute a little bull rush here all into shawn watson. This is a bad look for you. Ooh slammed to the ground markets mariota not something that you're going to have to deal with this week now the patriots and steelers steelers using more dime wash your against tom. Brady struggled allows them played more band demand coverage underneath underneath as you watch. Tom here drops back. There's nowhere to go with the football tight coverage p._g. Watt coming off the edge. He has to throw the ball away not able to complete a pass. That's on critical third down more the same two more defensive backs underneath locked in on coverage again. Tom brady going to drop back probably pressure the same lays we see t._j. Watt only four guys coming one with pressure nowhere to go with the football tom struggling again against the dime defense. Something steelers did not do in the previous meetings until last year now kansas city and the jags and jalen ramsey on tiree kill. He is the eraser he's big. He's physical pat holmes favorite target and nowhere to go always we watch him right there. Lock him down little staredown afterwards. We get an up close view. He's six two on a much smaller body him off the line to see him him playing some off coverage. You give tyrod some room to build up. Usually it's gonna crush a defensive back but not so with the speed and height of jalen ramsey is it would attract the ball down on the field. He has to make up speed in the safety over the top able to get his hand in their break the football up and unfortunately for pamela homes. It's going to be a difficult day and i like that that could be sneaky. Matchup down there greeny in jacksonville. It can be a little warm. Mahomes might be without his best player. If jalen ramsey is locked they you say he's going to be covering them all over the field but it's not something that we always see corners. Do when the sport that much anymore look kansas city. Jacksonville is a fascinating week one matchup and we will see more football well as we go but we won't forget about the baseball races. That's run the bases twins and red sox out of the final play last night at fenway damn to one with two outs and a runner at first bottom of nine that's j._d. Martinez off the monster eddie rosario will throw out the winning run or the tying run to end twins win it by a score of two one twins have been sensational of late and they hold on for the win nationally comes a big ten five win activision rival milwaukee kyle schwarzer the big blow with a grand slam tapas. The six cubs have won three straight. They've won seven of nine. They remain two and a half back of the cardinals in the national league central by the way those two teams outscored the packers and bears braves the big four two home win over the division rival nationals liner lithuania junior went two for four with his thirty seven on the season solo shot up stephen strasburg our braves baseball's best twenty three nine since august i their current seven game win streak the longest in the sports. Here's a look at the standings. In the national league braves continue continue their stronghold on the national league east now eight games up on the nats. All is not lost however for washington they will enter the weekend still holding the top spot in the wild card race. We will take a very quick time out here as we continue the trap games coming up on this weekend's college schedule. Don't get set to watch your favorite team name and tells you which favorites may go down and much more from the national football league as we will pick several of the big games on this weekend schedule back more as we we get up with you on e._s._p._n. When i was a student at florida in nineteen ninety seven the punters were not very good on the football team so i decided i was going to write an article for the student newspaper. Wondering how difficult is it to average more than twenty yards a punt and steve spurrier decided he would let me come out to practice and punt so i can see for myself so i jog out to the field was steve spurrier and he starts giving me coaching tips and he said the one thing you have to remember ratliff chick andrea just right left kick so i kicked the ball and it did not look very good but steve spurrier wanted to make sure i got the maximum amount of yardage on my pont so i could prove the point in the column and maybe embarrasses says hunter's a little bit thirty five yards was the longest that it went and i was recently in gainesville and ran into steve spurrier and we had a good laugh about about that time i was able to punt with the football team. We continue here on get up in twenty minutes a day. Get underway from arlington texas. I take getting you set for all of the week one n._f._l. Action including the highly anticipated matchup between the cowboys and the giants and here he is back in his favorite habitat amongst his favorite people stephen a smith surrounded by cowboys fans steve. I want to get you to dallas stuff in a minute but first i have have to get your reaction to the latest with his business with antonio brown. What do you make of all of this craziness. That's going on here. Well i think unless we find out that he's having some mental issues something that's going on with them or whatever the bottom line is his behavior inexcusable. Excuse for it. I think he deserves to be suspended what he does action. Since you've been an open rate has been reprehensible and i think that jon gruden and mike mayock could be should be complete supported and all of the people of the notion that they knew what they were getting. There's nothing antonio brown's history that indicate that he's not going to show up for work with the exception of the last game of the last regular regular season when he was accused of being able to pittsburgh steelers outside of that customarily what we've heard about him is that he's an incredibly hard work. Can he be devesh. Absolutely leap prima donna of course as most receivers are and have been but the bottom line is. There's never been a question about his work ethic his commitments excellent and in in this particular case since he's been with the raiders. That's all been a question more from the bad feet issue to the helmet issue to his perpetual petulance. It's unacceptable. It's embarrassing ought to be quite honest with you. I think you should be ashamed of himself and i think he should be suspended and so. Where do you think it goes. I made the remark earlier stephen eight. We've seen situations like this. It's in the past and they always end badly. How do you think this ends for. Antonio ran in oakland based based by his behavior unless he gets his act together. I could see the rate is elected to let him go. I don't i don't anticipate jon. Gruden is going to be anxious to do that. He traded in third and fifth point but he got rid of amari cooper. He got rid of khalil. Mac are not only exceptional players but individuals whose characters have never been questioned. It's never been brought into question. You got rid of them. You want an antonio brown. This is the player player that you want to so. I think that jon gruden is gonna hold on for dear life to him but ultimately unless antonio brown's behavior changes. I don't see him making it. Through the season and i see the raiders doing everything they can to get out of this contract eventually okay now. Let me have a little fun with all those folks behind you yesterday. As we were making super bowl picks the most most popular pick a month our analysts to win the n._f._c. and go to the super bowl. Were the dallas cowboys stephen a smith. What is your reaction action to that well. My reaction to that is that i respect all of my colleagues at e._s._p._n. All the n._f._l. Aficionados that we have and opposition but for the record. I want to tell each and every one of them when it comes to their pick about the cowboys. I don't give a damn what any of them say that doesn't mean anything to me but get get these people game once in nineteen ninety five. That's about twenty four years going on a quarter century. Walk around like america's team. Hot thought america america was synonymous with greatness hut thought america with anonymous with excellent but we would've creme de la creme for crying out left and this does america's team. Please sit down. Nobody cares. We have a situation where we have n._f._l. Analyst working in our state just a at what they do. I understand it and i understand looking at the dallas cowboys roster why everybody would assume they're the favorites but i keep reminding y'all. He's zona dallas cowboys. We're talking about here. Why can't go wrong will go wrong gene greening. I have no idea it could be somebody in eligible to play because they can't stay off the you know what it could be somebody with nicotine injury my goodness it coppee. Somebody gets in trouble because they're robin department store or some cologne pair draws. I just know when all is said and done dallas cowboys poopie home. What's in the super bowl like the rest of us the thought of the song. I know you can book it. It's it's who they are. There is nowhere to go from that besides to say that we are very much looking forward to the starter the first steve c._e._o. And fifteen hundred the max kellerman great okay watching stephen ate during the break. Is it more -taining than anything else. I might to what i'll do. The best i can anyway fifteen minutes and i take that's phenomenal again a reminder. They're on the way ten eastern okay. Where do we go from here college football. We have a can't miss college football doubleheader on a._b._c. on the e._s._p._n. App it's number one clemson hosting number twelve texas a. and m. in death valley alliott three thirty eastern and then it is six ranked l._s._u. Taken number nine texas at seven thirty so those are the two huge college games on the schedule this weekend and we've got a boat so we're looking forward to that tomorrow. We're going to get to those games in a minute but first out show you have your little feature here called trap games. We take a look ahead to some big boys. You think might get knocked down and we start this week to me with a surprise in michigan michigan army. It should be no surprise. It's supposed to be michigan's year patterson a quarterback. He's a fourth year senior last last week. They were great and patterson. He did clicky at three touchdowns. I'd get jim harbaugh. Don brown on defensive coordinator called a phenomenal game so michigan they should be able to handle them but you know green i logged onto the army's website and it says serve and protect but it doesn't say we will reap the brakes off you but that's what they find a way to do. Second longest winning streak in college football football ten consecutive wins copen hopkins junior at quarterback slash running back so michigan fans on the wolverines keep in mind that could be trapped gain good good one nevada and oregon oregon. What scares me here. Is they have such a tough loss last week so nick salaheddin him he became a hero not only did they get mentally they. They got beat physically so i'm just not sure that just in herbert can lead those boys back and rally the troops they say in football. Don't let one loss beach twice in my fear is it can because because nevada's feeling great they win against perdue last second field goal not perdue off and many thought that purdue represent the west in the big ten championship utah assault game winner. They were handing out scholarships after the games like oregon fans gene keep in mind. That's a trap game and how about this one ohio state and cincinnati so this is so tricky because the cincinnati head coach spent about ten years as the ohio state defensive coordinator code federal coordinator. He knows that team very very well and you're talking about cincinnati team team that won eleven games last year as well. You better believe they're gonna be mad justin field he bought last week. Everything was sweet had five total touchdowns. I get it but it's not going to be so sweet week this week. Justin feels because you've got players angry. Brian has been great thus far but this is his first speed bump is a full time head coach so buckeyes. I'm not saying you're gonna lose but it's for sure a triad okay okay. I like those picks very much now. Get to the two huge games on the weekend schedule lumbering sanchez and vilma over here to talk about these come on guys. I want to get all of your perspective but i will start start with you. Joe texas a. and m. and clemson for weeks. Months people have been pointing to this on our show as the one spot clemson might get tripped up. What do you expect expect specked clemson to get tripped up early trevor lawrence. We haven't seen him struggle since he played clemson last year. I think you'll get tripped up early again. Georgia tech he did not look good at all so how will he do now trying to rebound off of last week's woes and a._m. Kellyn mom looked like voller but i do think they handle business. We all know what do you think here. I think eighteen is a key travis a._t. And the running back for clients let's in he is one of the best back not the best running back in college football and he's gonna get the run game going once you get the run game going. It doesn't matter what happens with trevor lawrence running game. He's going to be there. Clemson's gonna roll easily easily. You think clemson roles either role you agree with that. Mark think it's their toughest test until the college football playoff but he's right. I think they will will eventually just edge out too good. They know how to win even last week they want ugly but they're all bought in either tiger heart of a champion. He's got all all the cliche. I'd the more into the superstar. Quarterback did not look particularly good in their opener. Do expect him to look much better in his second game. I think he'll look much better. That's it looked like the packers bears game last night. It was just a little ugly. He looked a little uncomfortable got. A couple different looks that first drive he saw three down fronts. He saw corner cats. He saw a bunch of defense so i think it'd be just fine. That's the beauty of college football playoff games that are taking place early in september. Another one is l._s._u. Texas l._s._u. Head coach at orange iran recently comparing hiring texas quarterback sam etlinger to tim tebow. Let's start vilma with you. Just how good is ellen. Go under is not tim tebow so let's start there. Okay allegories this good and he's a good quarterback yeah. He's not looking at all. We can talk about all the big games. Eleanor has been in his not dot had tremendous performance. He's at either interceptions and key moments or he just didn't he didn't play well period. Come out and he's one title. I'm gonna say this day m._s._a. This etlinger sure sure heisman moment game. They haven't been in austin in ten years but stadium. The ticket is the hottest ticket in the last two several years at least in austin. It's the hottest ticket. Maybe he ever melander heisman moment. You got to step up because the whole world is watching. You got haters like this man jonathan vilma. Let's go back to maryland. He threw an interception in that game big twelve championship during the necking. Let me let me give you one stat. I have to cut me off. Guard twenty five touchdown passes sixteen rushing touchdowns the only people we see that in the last twenty years tim tebow marcus mariota. He's not till march jackson lamar take video cam newton john heisman london's giving okay. Let me talk about the other quarterback in quickly mark because there's a joe borough l._s._u. Offense which is we've seen what it's been in years. Path is not been sort of a newfangled offense are they. Stepping into the new era with the good quarterback opened up the season in an empty formation. He's going progressions. He's running running dr basic check now. He's throwing the ball down the field joe brady from the saints. You know joe brady this. He's got this team clicking on all cylinders. Finally l._s._u. Has his quarterback. We're talking about that happen. Who wins this game l. s. o. l. It's who's going to win twenty four. He's gonna win tech l._s._u. What's the score twenty four twenty. One acho is excited ever seen anyone any entire fiction. He's ready to go very interesting weekend of college. Football is ahead of us. Meanwhile we will be here to recap at all with you you on monday morning on get up everything you need to know. Following the first full sunday. What did we learn about cuyler murray odell and cleveland lebanon with the jets plus. What does the patriots offense look like without without gronk and the colts without luck complete coverage on a football monday with us. Get up on e._s._p._n. Get up is brought to you by men in black international now on digital and blu ray and by taco bells five dollars a triple double crunch wrapped box delighted to have you with us here. The crew was collected and we're ready to go. What's the end game. What's the goal here. I i really don't know nobody has any idea sports. Minister smells like a disaster. How spectacular was jalen hurts. This is a tryout for the n._f._l. I'm i'm old enough to remember when justin verlander was done is he right now the best pitcher in the sport he might win the cy young the sheer ezekiel elliott has agreed to a six year ninety million dollar the contract extension. What can we expect from him realistically this sunday. They're going to put them out there earlier. He plays well. They're going to keep writing. I expect him to play and played pretty well but i don't expect kerry eli manning more or less than ten and a half starts for the giants killing my inner grammar nerd here. It's fewer now if you're a fan of the miami dolphins. Your team is going to flat flat out steak. I can never say anything better than that. I agree right now. Being the head coach at oklahoma is better than being the head coach of the dallas fitness the prediction for tonight packers packers packers beat the cheese good stuff so those are the predictions who made yesterday we will wrap up this this week with bold predictions looking ahead to this weekend both college and pro and we start with you bobby carpenter. I'm gonna take jacksonville jaguars over the kansas city chiefs chiefs now. Let me tell you this screening. It's going to be ninety. Seven degrees a balmy so hot. Your teeth will be sweating down there. You go back to week two last season. The new england patriots came in ninety ninety. Five degrees walked out with thirty one twenty loss. This jacksonville team is better. A lot of people are very much on the jacksonville. Bandwagon was next louis riddick bold prediction to kobe percent percents. I'm a big fan right. You're gonna have a coming out party this week against the l._a. Chargers although you're gonna lose you still gonna throw throw for three hundred yards and three touchdowns people are gonna z. Jacoby process. It's going to be a star. This leak folks. I love how you aimed at one directly to him. I thought very nice the way you were talking directly to their oncho bold prediction. The dolphins are bad intentionally so but the dolphins are so bad. They're going to be bad at losing. I have them winning. The one and only game against the baltimore ravens this week. You know greenie. There's a game called speeds and in spades did you can play nil. Nil is where you'd be objective not win any books book and it's such for you. That's what the dolphins are going to do this week. Wow that would be quite an upset jonathan jonathan prediction. I'm going with the carolina panthers beating the l._a. Rams that's who that's going on at one o'clock game. West coast to east coast does so it's nine a._m. For them they got to get get ready to play and look out for this guy christian mccaffrey. He's no secret. I'm just talking about the way that carolina's gonna use them. Offset that defensive line exploit those linebackers carolina wins a lot of people forget how good cam look last year before i got hurt in north turner's offense white. Finally we need one from college mark sanchez <unk>. I'm going take me to the los angeles memorial coliseum. I want stanford kidon slowness. It's the battle of the backups. He has his coming out party. Just like jacoby percent is gonna the bold home and it's a huge. I revoked your focus. You're welcome to spice it that mark mexico pretty well well steve. How long will it take eight to get booed loudly when his show starts he won't say a word this. Please please give them that whole holler at your boy aw blackout this is must-see tv. Folks lewis is on his way to oakland to do denver the raiders monday to have a wonderful. He came the fbi here. 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REShow: Jeff Passan and Pat McAfee. Hour 3 (07-29-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: Jeff Passan and Pat McAfee. Hour 3 (07-29-19)

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He's such a class act. John Lynch is I mean it's it's got to hurt him that he's not in yet. I mean let's let's let's be honest right. I would hurt me. He's a human being is in Wayne Awhile and he's but he should be in he will be in. I mean Sapp told me all the time that Derrick Brooks everybody thinks that everything in the cover to the Dungy cover to was funneled towards brooks they funneled towards Lynch 'cause they knew he was on the back end ready to thump mean those bucks teams that have sat and Derrick Brooks as by the way first ballot hall of famers. It's time to put Lynch and they're certainly only if they're going to have twenty of them in two thousand twenty which will be on our conversation list for this coming weekend. Frank Reich was on the show and with Charles Davidson our number two but we're going to turn our attention of baseball right now. <hes> a Yankee salvaged a game from the red sox the Yankees starting pitching brutal Chris Chris sale got lit up last night red sox need pitching Yankees need. Everybody needs pitching. Let's be honest dodger fans around here who think this is finally there year for the first time since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. They think they need pitching. Everybody needs pitching. The question is who's going to be out there. Pitching the mets mets depression but the mets got pitching and Marcus Stroman. I mean what in the holy hell of the mets thinking and doing. That's how we start things out with our Honda insider from E._S._p._N.. Our friend Jeff Passan back on the show. Don't worry jeff excellent rich. I'm asking the same question right now. I wish I had a great answer for you. What are they thinking? What are they doing? What are they doing? I will be able to tell you fifty hours from now when the trade deadline has passed because I think looking at this Marcus stroman trade and evacuate right now I think it has a lot to do with what the move's next they make. Are they looking to win in twenty twenty. How are they looking to win? In twenty twenty with Noah Syndergaard is with that with those are the big questions right now with the mets and <hes> they have hijacked the pitching market <hes> by going out as a non contender and getting a guy who everybody thought was going to go to one of the contending teams that needs starting pitching do the mets think they can contend now they're six out and they figure that they that they do if they do keep syndergaard or wheeler or that they would still have a big three that they could do battle with and if they flip syndergaard they would have a whole bevy of love of prospects that would replenish more than replenish whoever they gave up for Stroman I mean is that the strategy that's one of the possibilities there's so many different iterations you can go down rich. They could trade back wheeler depending free agent. He's not going to sign a contract extension trade wheeler and Syndergaard they could trade just syndergaard and hope with we are that in a really weak casually they can make a run here. I don't see that being mauled together. Likely it's not just the fact that they're six games back. They've got six teams ahead of them for that second wildcard spot two and teams that frankly on paper are better than them now. You've got a team like the San Francisco giants that I'm able to properly not better than them but let's remember this mets team. The reason that these trays are even be considered in the first place is because they've been disappointed to this point so why all of a sudden hundred five games to the season are they gonNA flip a switch change I just I don't see that being a reality. Despite the protest stations have met fans otherwise you say hey. Let's go for it. You know we've got five big starter. Stephen Matthews coming off a shut out. Let's just ride it out. I don't see that so why a syndergaard available why well I think it's because if if you look at the rest of the market rich it's really not very good. They're not a lot of potential frontline starters out there. You know Cleveland talking with teams about Trevor Bauer. I think it's probably more likely though that he goes in the off season and when you go to the next year you've got Mike Minor and Robbie Ray both having your of Control F. to our troops but not potentially a frontline guy like Noah syndergaard well again but syndergaard did the mets just not WanNa pay him or they can't afford it because they've already paid I mean. I don't think it has anything to do with money. I think that's more to do with opportunity. Costs you know Noah syndergaard still has the stuff of an ace yeah when you have as many teams out there as you do that needs starting pitching we can talk about the New York Yankees. They're probably not trading him. <hes> we can talk about the Minnesota twins who have <hes> Royce Lewis and out secure lock in their system to guys who would be perfect for the mets more Louis shortstop incur- law who's the left hand corner outfielder and first Baseman <hes> you've got Milwaukee and <hes> the bruise really don't have a de farm system but they have a need for starting pitcher and you've got San Diego in Atlanta that the padres are not contending this year but they've got arguably. I believe the best farm system and baseball certainly one of the top two and have plenty of talent and then you've got the braves who've got arms and Christian Pasha Andrew waters to outfielders who <hes> and that certainly could use it. There's a lot of talent to be had for a guy like syndergaard right right now and I think it's perfectly reasonable that they have him out there on the trade market but you're also remember trading him. <hes> probably for eighty cents on the dollar considering he's in the midst of his worst season and the one thing that the mets don't want as Noah syndergaard to go somewhere where he's GonNa be like Garrett Cole and turn into an age light he did when he went from Pittsburgh USA Jeff Passan from E._S._p._N.. Here on the rich Eisen show at the trade deadline and Z. mentioned moments ago fifty hours away. Bumgarner what do you think <hes> the giants have caught fire where I thought for sure he would be on the market and the giants would be sellers where things stand with a couple of days remaining with one of the greats of all time Yeah I. I think a lot of people myself included agreed with you. I mean as of a month ago. The giants were dead in the water then they decided to become the best team in baseball and they've been that over the last five at the same time rich the giants are twenty six in ten in one run games. It's ridiculous and it's probably not particularly sustainable even though they do have a really good bullpen that being said you need to get a lot if you're going to be trading Madison Bumgarner for a couple the reasons number one because he is iconic player in the franchise you know he's won three world series and really almost single-handedly by himself brought them the two thousand fourteen championship but beyond that you don't want in the midst around like this to say to your clubhouse to say to your fan base say that everyone who follows giants yeah you know working punt just to get something back now. If the giants hold onto bumgarner they'll give him the qualifying offer and they'll get a third around or so no traffic out of it and about eight hundred thousand dollars bonus money and that's all well and good but you're going to need a lot more than that in return and I'm not sure at this point that teams that compelled despite the paucity of starters out there to give that much up for a free agent to be well. I mean unless you have an opportunity to win it right now and you know if you're the Yankees if you're Brian Cashman you look around and you got a team that can hit like crazy if they can stay healthy but in the the long run you know you're going to have to pay judge. You know you're GONNA have to pay Gleyber Torres. You know you're going to have to play pay Gary Sanchez. You know that you did the right move by not going from Chato waiting to see if di Gregorio could be healthy and he's been just terrific Vick. You know you're going to pay him and you know that you got Aaron. Hicks already under contract so you got a bunch of prospects in the farm that you don't really have spots for in the next two three four years but you know that you got an ace. Who's hurt you know you? You got a thirty nine year old playoff warhorse who's on the injured list and you know you got a pitcher in Tanaka who had a performance on Thursday night in fenway like it was the nineteen ninety nine homerun derby all over again. So why don't you make this move if you're cashman Ashman right now right now and and go for it yeah I think that's a perfectly reasonable stance to take in something that the Yankees are mulling over at this point <hes> and you have two guys and Clint Frazier and Miguel Ghandahar who if not entirely proven big league players you know they've both got big time flaws on the defensive side but they both can really hit and if you're the giants and you're looking to rebuild right now then <hes> you certainly are looking for that type of guy who's going to be major league ready in his under team control for a number of years so they do match up well but if the price is too high rich on the starting pitching <hes> the Yankees happy ability to go out and fortify their bullpen and it's a good bullpen already but I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility that they don't go out and get a starter instead spend some of that capital on relief pitching and understand that in October these days you don't necessarily Sara Lee need great starting pitching to win like it helps I mean if I'm the Houston Astros right now and I've got Justin Verlander and Garrett Cole and Wade Miley his pitch really well this year going into a playoff series. I'm more comfortable than what the Yankees have in. They're starting rotation but <hes> we also know that with those days off and the abundance of them in October you can really tax the bullpen and writer all the way to the world series and then in the nationally the dodgers you got the nationals. Obviously the cubs and cardinals are locked Dan. They have the same exact record right now. The brewers just a game behind. I mean who who do you think is going to make a move out of out of these groups Jeff. I think all of them make moves it. Just depends on these is of the moves and and you know you look at a guy like Robbie Ray from the Arizona diamondbacks <hes> I think when it's all said and done he's probably doing to move and you wonder if the cardinals are fit there. The Yankees seemed like a pretty decent fit. They're <hes> they're definitely some possibilities. The cubs would love to make a big move. It's tough to say if they have the capital to go out do so and <hes> match up with the mets for example with that windy as and <hes> what they're looking for for him which is a pretty high end prospect and some other value pieces. They're not going to get back what they gave up for him and jared talent and Justin done but I think they could do really well because dodgers are in on that as well <hes> and the Red Sox to the name that's been floated around and <hes> you know the closer. We get to July thirty first more I wonder is he really going to go now. I'm wondering Jeff Jeff passing couple more minutes left here with E._S._P._N.'s Jeff Passan on the Honda insider report on the rich Eisen show I mean does any team. mm-hmm have young arms sitting there and AAA that they're going to say you know what screw it <hes> instead of giving up the prospects for a so-called proven commodity <hes>. Let's let's see if we got a kid who's ready to come up and be dominant and win five six games James and become a a new folk hero <hes> in August September if not October any team have that ability yeah. It's funny. The New York Yankees actually and David Garcia is a guy who started off in April. This year has just dominated his way up up the chain to triple A.. At this point the only five nine he's only one hundred seventy pounds but he's got a big fastball and a really good curve ball and I don't know if he's going to come in as a starter necessarily but if the Yankees don't trade him and they really don't have any intention to do that at this point I wouldn't at all surprise me to see him in a multi hitting sorta firemen relief for all <hes> the the Oakland A.'s have A._J.. PUCK coming off of Tommy John Surgery and in the as right on the cusp of that wildcard spot right now so <hes> they could theoretically fortify their rotation with him as the Houston Astros thought that they were GonNa have forest Whitley who came into the year is the top pitching prospect in baseball but he's been a mess all year long and I I don't think he's GonNa get traded necessarily but the the hope that Whitley was going to be there to join coal and Burland or just as not bearing fruit so last one for you Jeff Crystal Ball it most likely maneuver involving the biggest name player over the next two days would be what the peg it. Here's a Jeff Jeff if you peg it. I'll replay it and say you if you don't this never happen. How does that sound that? That's that's really how life works for. Let me be your battery made here. This is my backstop for you here so fire away fire away. This is total old takes exposed material right there yeah but I don't care. We shouldn't care about that stuff. Don't care don't care as long as you're giving your honest opinion. That's all you're not just doing this just to throw anything against the wall. I'm asking you give me your best prediction if you get it right I'll replay if not this never happened what he got for me. What do you think all right? If I'm if I'm. I'm just throwing something against the wall that I could see getting done. Edwin D as goes to the dodgers okay now the huge dodgers dodgers dodgers need another relief arm. They would like a left handed one and so I believe Vasquez is another another possibility there will smith is another possibility. It looks like right L.. Iglesias from the reds is GonNa move but I think the the real hammer here would be windy as a guy who had a down year but who could really bring a good return for that all right silence is not the last one what are the what are the chances that nothing happens like what are the chances that for the first time in a long time like hardly zero happens that everybody just decides they're not sellers and the buyers just think it's just too expensive and and they're just gonNA stick with what they got. What do you think to be honest? I I actually think that is the likelier outcome here. I was talking with the general manager earlier today. who was saying everybody is so conservative right now? Prospects have never been more valuable teams and everybody thinks more or less the same because they're all operating off the same models and <hes> if that if that holds than <hes> Marcus Stroman may ultimately be the biggest name that gets and that'll have happened on the twenty eighth as opposed to thirty to thirty first and then man my head's edsel everyone will be scratching heads about what the mets are thinking but you know blessing. Hopefully they went some some some baseball games and make the playoffs who the hell knows. You never know <hes> Jeff. Thanks for the call really appreciate it great work as always pleasures always mind rich have the Jeff Passan. Ask Jeff passing on twitter follow my it's a great follow on. That's the Honda insider report once again <hes> brought to you by our friends at the Honda summer spectacular event you can check it out at your local. Honda dealer experienced car buying bliss with a great deal on a pilot C._R._V. or H._R.. V. Or passport that's Honda summer spectacular and it's going on right now Chris Brockman with the news update when we come back. Tari kill spoke over the weekend <hes> remember I said I said I wonder how his son broke his arm. He did not hit on that but he did head on a subject about out <hes> potentially what people thought <hes> well one of the subject matters involving his son and being touched in the chest and also <hes> being <hes> <hes> an E._s._p._N.. Watcher and a Pat McAfee Fan how about Pat McAfee on Thursday night in college football. It's GonNa join us as we we celebrate. We toast him. We we toast him as we should. Under over on the first pissed missile mention Thursday night football got to set that last quarter of thirst I thirst okay fantastic. That's coming up next on the rich Eisen show. Don't you dare go anywhere. Every car comes with its share of stories that Ding in your bumper when you nervously. We picked up your first date. 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That's rock and roll hit it hit it hit the federal live report rock men with the news brought to you by the Honda Summer Spectacular Event Visit Your local Honda dealer inexperienced complete car buying bliss with a great deal on the pilot C._R._V. H._i._V. or passport. That's the Honda summer spectacular and it's going on right now Chris. So is your news update. What do you have over there? You want to hit tyreek Hill. I sure you know I think we should we should discuss tyreek hill. He spoke to the media over the weekend. Yeah <hes> he talked about how he's a different person or he's going to use this. I guess non suspension as a new lease <hes> and many of the questions that were asked asked him were fan related or nobody asked him the specifics he did say that he couldn't talk about specifics of the case. Somebody did finally at the very end of his press conference. Ask him well well what was heard on the on the audio conversation that his wife taped or recorded on her phone Dubai airport and he did say during the press conference that he did not know that that was being recorded until it was released locally by the way in pieces edited right initially which was a whole big to do and rightfully so in Kansas City at any rate you could hear about her saying to him. You know you hit our son in the chest the kids three so somebody asked him like what what what is that about essentially was it playful wasn't hard like what was it about in here was his response because again to me. It's all about this young man's yes. How do you break that right? Well I mean I'm trying to find that but everybody has reported as it has been found by the authorities in Kansas City to be an accident when I get that all out this is what tyreek had to say like. I said I I really can't get into that but <hes> <hes> that would probably refer me teaching myself how to box we do that <hes> boxing gloves <hes> at our house and I was like he's like iron man so he loves Ironman Aquaman. He's like Daddy. Come on. Come on come on all the time so as that's what it is man and you know sometimes things get thrown out of context you know when feelings get involved and emotions but I don't get into all that right now so thank you guys. I love you Cheetah back man. Thank you for the support piece kingdom. I love you like I said I'm going the price each and every day reporters may authorities phrase. It's going to be somebody testimony one day. I'm telling stories crazy. It's going to be somebody's testimony one day again. All the reports that you're seeing out of Kansas City there is right it is crazy. The League could not determine if he hit if he hit the child and it has been determined that he did not break the child's arm and I'm surprised that they did not sit him down based on him telling the mother of his child that she better be terrified him to even though listening to the context it could be taken like she should be terrified of him because he's going to tell the truth about her lies one day. Perhaps that's what could have been headed that way. I would counsel everybody to listen to the full eleven minute audio but there's a lot of people that still think he shouldn't be playing football but he spoke just wanted to update everybody on that. What else you got over there? We got some Ezekiel Elliott rumor updated ready for this one Kevin Turner of one. Oh five three the fan down in Dallas says breaking I don't normally dabble in the breaking news field and this may not even qualify source tells him Zico Elliott headed to Kabo all hashtags Tony Romo Tony Romo style says Zach will not be. I Wanna I'd I'd. I don't want to comment on that could be trained to be I don't I don't even want to have a look. I'm telling you week one. He's there in the backfield and if not it'll be a hell of segment. I don't even know how I would eat that. Mike had put in stew or sandwiches but I'll tell you what man it's I understand. It's a business and he understands that that next steps a Lulu and without him the cowboys ability to win a super bowl all is very compromised indeed but he is under contract and this is a team that has stood by him through a lot so the emotions are going to get frayed. I'm sure there's there's GonNa be some conversations between the Joneses and and <hes> Iraqi arsenault and those represent him and it's going to it's going to get done and I just don't WanNa comment if he goes to Kabul. I don't even want to go there until he goes there. So what else do you Chris all right. <hes> other running back news Sean mcvay talked about Todd Gurley and how they're handling him this train. Oh Gosh there'll be some days that dependent on his workload and like we say Gary Looking Towards Carolina game. We might look at look looking at him as the way we've treated. Some of those veteran players you know todd really has kind of become a veteran players well so you could see you know the workload from day to day be be alternated based on kind of what we give from the G._P._S. tracking system and and really how he's feeling most important chevy worried as a todd gurley fantasy owner yes you should. I have no idea it's going to look like the last thing McVeigh's going to tell you is like you know they'll be todd girlies workload by the way a a great fan of an asleep or fantasy team right now certainly if you've got if you've got him yeah. He's my number one keeper until I see him. Go out there. Let's see week one the ran I mean talk about a tough assignment week one at Carolina so here comes keithly with Gerald McCoy Oy up front to try and clear this face form here. He's gotTa run into that Defense Week one in home for Saints Cleveland until I see girly do is you know multiple touchdown catching running thing until July seeing him with a fifteen twenty carry game doing his thing on. I need to see it and the last thing that they're going to do right now is say yeah. You know. We're GONNA limit them. We're GonNa Limit Him and let you know that you know that he might be you know midway through some sort of recovery but nobody wants to talk about it now. I know so what else you got over there Kris K. so a saw this this morning we love Pat McAfee we had him on where we at the combine. He came in and both times there was a Monday night football opening in the booth and the rumor started once get pat on their Hashtag Hashtag. We were kind of spearheading that great hashtag trending nationally didn't get the job didn't get the job other bigger and tests bogin tests up there but it's baby steps right. It's baby steps so breaking this morning. Adam schefter broke it Thursday night college football pat McAfee in the booth. Yes with Adamant Matt Hasselbeck. Molly McGrath out on the sideline so pat is in the booth E._S._p._N.. There's college football. You believe that is the man on the line right now. On the Horn Patrick Congratulations Pat L. little voice very excited about what happened today for my life very pumped up for Thursday night and I will forever forever and ever be indebted to you guys for launching that McAfee for Monday night football run. We didn't get it would have been an aggressive Greco decision but Thursday nights would be just as fun. I can't thank you enough. Thanks for having me on. How are you guys? I'm doing great pat. I'm I don't is America ready for Pat McCarthy on on a on a level like what you're about to bring pat. What do you think rich rich? Just you know my mom's been sick to me for like two decades now right. He's had me for too much of her. Life is America going to feel the same way as my mom's. We're all hoping not for sure. We're all hoping opened. That isn't the case but I do believe what you mix. In a little Matt Hasselbeck who has an incredible brain for football good friend of Mine Adams going to do an incredible job guiding the train down the tracks and I'm there just to add you know little quips. Let's little bit of knowledge in the fourth down a little bit of Chitter chatter about students sections and things that are happening and my job is just to make sure that people have a good time when they watch the game on Thursday nights and had a little knowledge but we'll people hate me. I assume so I mean I assume that's going to happen. Come on Pat. You're you're America's sweetheart. We all know that but so are there going to be any time that you give <hes> a little bit of <hes> experience of your time at West Virginia <hes> trying to sell Bill Polian <hes> about <hes> whether you're able to hold or punt and kick and all of that stuff pat. Are you going to be able to. I think it's GonNa be a big do as I say not as I do type situation you know I mean I lied the Bill Polian. I told that story right here on the beautiful richeisenshow before you became a bleacher report live show by the way congrats on the big move. Thank you pat that thank you would not I would not hope that the young kids of today would follow my lead in that that particular realm but I got a chance to be a part of one of the greatest college football teams of all time I got a chance to ride coattails into very cool situations. We had a lot of celebrating. Obviously we want a lot and I think I'll lean on those experiences often in the Games and yeah I think I am very pumped did be back in College Football World Jimmy The Passion <hes> the Games the environment just everything's awesome the history the tradition and I think it's GonNa really teaming up nicely for my type the personality and my brain <hes> but we'll see how it goes obviously than you and you and Matthew are are <hes> you go way back to the colts. Colt stays together right in Hasselbeck. Matt Hasselbeck was my first ever guest on my local newspaper newspaper show I had here <hes> he attended the red carpet premiere here in Indianapolis on my first standup Special Matt Nai Chit chatted about Lice often. He's a good friend of mine and I think he was a pretty big driving driving force in this whole thing coming to be to be honest. I think he pitched hard for me to join them. In there and <hes> I'm pumped up man he's big and bald and he's very smart. He has an incredible resume. <hes> and I hope I can draw and things out of that brain of is that really put him over the top and calling Games 'cause I love that man and <hes> it'll be an honor to get back in. There won't be showering. Obviously I don't think we'll be sweating <hes> but it'll be nice get back in the locker room with Matt Hasselbeck. Get out there in the trenches and really want some games too serious question though patter you given up everything else that you're doing or you still do it. Your your show. Oh no rich ho no we <hes>. I was GONNA go kick for an N._F._l.. Team I was GONNA go place kick for an N._F._l.. Team I was asked <hes> if I wanted wanted to get back into the world and since I didn't get the Monday night football gig or any networks are really reaching out to me. I was like all right. I'll just go back to the N._F._l.. Jason went so I thought I was going to go back. Kick some balls place kick for a team <hes>. <hes> put it for through a full couple months training and then I went and did a stretch that's for the team basically kicking a bunch punting and kicking off a bunch and <hes> while I was on the plane back home. This is like two and a half weeks ago while I was on the plane back home. Might I need that. I got surgery on my last year in the N._F._l.. It just ballooned out of no way it was like in Tonio Brown coulda hopped on the bottom of my my knee and fluid into Napa Valley Twenty four miles away for training camp. I mean it just blew up and I couldn't even get up to go pee on that plane and it was a nice peaceful moment of closure for me that I performed well but it seems as if my body has other plans and I texted my people because you know I have people now big time and I said Hey I think we're getting back in the media world and they said sounds good get ready for a whirlwind so the last couple of weeks have been just trying to figure out the fall schedule and right now. Everybody liked me. Everybody's made deals may have been shaken a lot of hands but nobody got me exclusively because they didn't like me that much coach so I I mean I'm going to have a pretty busy fall but I'm very excited for it okay but I'm your podcast are. Are you still doing that or that's going to be under the E._S._p._N.. Banner Pat Are you all in. That'll be a part of PAT McAfee. Thank my brother Yeah. Hey Hey hey dada bad little negotiate very very very simmons like Pat. I mean they're very you know. Normally you go lock stock and in every barrel but then again you know we're talking about for the brand a lot of the conversation on your show not very <hes> very worldwide leader brand like sometimes I don't. I don't think of passport to fun and Disney sometimes. When I'm on your program Pat I mean you can get the bunny pass or whatever it is and listen to my show? I talked to adults about adult things but I nobody really wanted to. Everybody liked me. Some getting a lot of great deal offers like for instance E._S._p._N.. The main <hes> and I'm very lucky for the opportunity to give me but they didn't want me forever right. Also it was like yeah we like him for this smutty so does this so. I'm getting a chance to do my own thing still while getting incredible opportunities to Kinda hopefully do well and <hes> we'll see how it goes but fall. There's going to be a lot of McAfee rich. There's going to be a lot of McAfee and I think I'm GonNa get sick and me but no man so. Have you re revealed which team you were. You were flying and and working out for pet. Have you revealed that is that is that a mini Pat McAfee reveal yet well I mean I refuse to say the name of the team because I don't want to give it up but it's like the third largest city in America. Yeah I had a little bit of picker scituate and is it named nicknamed it named after an animal. There's a nickname of an animal that you can sometimes see an zoo Pat Yup big scary one the big scary one <hes>. If you run into it in in the woods it's probably gone through your garbage <hes> but it's also lavoie animal and last year they had a little bit of a kicking situation at the end of the year old. Don't don't <hes> and they're kicking consultant. They hired tired of kicking consultant. He was my kicking coach back in the day and he just asked me he's like hey you ever think about place kicking because I was a place kicker in college all time leading scorer at West Virginia. No big deal was on a great team but I wasn't good enough have to kick in the N._F._l.. I learned that after watching Adam venit terry but after kicking with Viteri for eight years and getting a chance to kind of learn from the greatest of all time my cocoa picking up pretty good but the only people that knew it where the people that read our practice restored know me from before so the that situation with the Lions and tigers and the it really my coach is a d. coordinator there and my kicking coach was there talk and they're like hey you think you still got it. I gave it a go and then they said No. You are not so I'm disappointed in that. I think hindsight I'll be upset with my knee but right now just hitting the ground running with the media stuff well pat. I'm so excited for you. You know what they should do. They should send you into a college campus a couple days before you're going in there to do the game and they should dress you up like the sort of like Knoxville like he did <hes> as the elderly gentleman kicking kicking balls and just send you out got into campus doing all sorts of stuff and seeing how the kids react to you I mean I'd love to see that I'd love to see you know you with the marching band just be impact McAfee on a college campus. I think would be amazing before here in your <hes> your stylings in the booth. I can't wait but it'd be great rich. Hey we might put you on the payroll there for your brain. Those are good trade of content ideas right there. I used to be on the new bleacher report. I know it's still I mean look <hes> I used to be on the payroll there for seven years. Pat You know <hes> and I also know the guy exactly who is the one who's GonNa call you up. If you say something a little add a line I know exactly that and know that office actually very well. I've been in that position. What is the what is the proper way to go in there you just kind of go in there like at the principal's office head down to wear nice suit? Did you go in and just go. I know I know I promise I get it. That's it those words. That's it you know I've been called into the principal's office at my last profession and I did not handle it in that I think I think I'll learn from the past and hopefully the future will be you and Hasselback are going to be great. Man Great people good dudes in <hes> congrats Bud congrats. Hey I appreciate you all so much. <hes> you're so kind to me you allow me on the air. You've been pushing me for a long time and the call you gave me earlier. Today is one that will carry near and dear to my heart forever and I can't thank you enough man congrats on everything all of your success and hopefully I won't be getting called into the principal's office for making any dumb Isan moves but I'll be excited to see how it goes okay and I just wanted to. I appreciate it anytime you need me. Pat On there for you as you know and I just needed to get you on the phone before I got the the <hes> the drill of I gotTA. I gotta ask the E._S._p._N.. People if it's okay to go on your show so I had to get in while they get good pat. I didn't even think about that. I didn't even think about that happen for sure. Sorry then that's your first again. I know I know I promise I get it. That's it that's it. That's good that's it. I'm in so much trouble a lot to learn here with these big network stuff but hopefully we'll navigate through you know you the best every once in a while blind squirrel find it not that's one for the best chat soon pat about brother. You're you're the man cheer Pat McAfee everybody. I've just been told however many <hes> Pat McAfee is no longer in the Thursday night man. He's going to do a podcast with Bill Polian yeah. It's very odd called lying to your boss. He told police he could do. I could do all that sure you want me to special teams. I could do all that. I've been a hole there before telling you man. That's GonNa be fun. That'd be great. 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01-07-2021

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01-07-2021

"I want to hear that fat limped loser playing the kid chris show on iheartradio thaw fuck. Yeah but listen tonight is Live from club chris Better off about two weeks because it holidays stuff. I do that. Live at seven pm. Stripe from the house If you go up to kid. Chris dot tv that's i. Hris dot tv. It takes you directly to the twitch channel. it's a twitch a show videos show. I take calls live at seven pm eastern we just kinda fucked around its fund drinking vodka and getting a buzz on and taking phone calls and talk shit the way it should be right That's coming up tonight. And every thursday at seven pm eastern but the archives are up there you could watch them or just. Turn them on in your car. Whatever just listened to it's fun man A lot of fun people call in a lot of calls. It's it's a good time but you know there's a rule. I usually i block out an hour from seven to eight. Pm when to call. Stop i stop because you know. I'm doing it for just for fun and i'm not gonna just work my ass off. It's there for an hour and talk to myself so The call stop i stop. Let's go back upstairs and hang out with my kids And then get ready for the radio show so Every thursday starting at seven o'clock The we call. It live from club. Chris because my basement where my offices and not all that stuff was a nicknamed club. Chris so it's just a fun dopey name but anyways seven o'clock tonight eastern. I hope you join me all right. You're listening to a man with a super bowl. shit his pants. It's kid chris you get a super bowl not irregular ball a super bowl. Hell yes five. Three eight one. Three seven nine seven is a phone number. Lot of Not a slow news day as far as well. no now. it's it's grab a flag and run into a building. If you want that the most are paid attention to twitter and to be to this. I honestly i try to steer away from any kind of politics just stirs up idiots from both sides. That's it the pictures that people were getting. Okay look domino. I am i in the anything chaotic as long as nobody gets hurt. Or you're not hurting other. That's it okay fine. Unfortunately people got hurt. But those pictures of people who normally would ask us for free stickers. I texted doves. I said i will not be surprised. Espn sheriff joe up. I know i. It was pretty much to serpentine wall. Ran into the yesterday. Yeah the guy. There is guys like headache from like the the the top seed to take itself fees and these look like bengals games guys were painted up running around a black suit that guy. That guy was sitting at the speaker of the house. that was. yeah. I posted that dick. Lothar has declared hot. that was just. And here's the thing i i mean. Listen obviously people got her that it was horrible. But if you're gonna go do something like this why not cover your face. Everybody was like. Oh my god and i don't even not even the covert issue but just for anonymity now you're going to go back to maybe a job that you probably don't have any more than of people are going to get prosecuted and sit there were you made do they. Show the outside and all those people. I honestly speaking of jobs i was like man. Who's got the time for this. You know. I don't have time for this stuff. I couldn't yeah. I was the first time. I actually went and in seek out news and a lot of it had to do with because there was no big red. Corona graphic headline wasn't like You know colonel still hear your family and your children are going to die here. Steve with the weather. This time vikings take over to kaplan. Here's the other side of it to the graphics on the bottom said you know trump rioters. Okay so what is the difference between a rioter and a demonstration because over the summer when things were on fire and people were looting and stuff those were call demonstrations. I what did you say yeah. It'd protests but these guys are called rioters. You know that's where it's like. Well what is the difference really. I mean if you're gonna call data riot fine but you can't call torture portland. Demonstrate is that only demonstrating how to loot and riot when they when they started at just bashing windows and stuff like that. Like what do you. Yeah but it was. There's guys that are like sitting in window sills next to these paintings that are like really old and stuff and you know. They're just they're wearing. Their faces are painted and wearing like like viking six there but you know honestly if it was real riot they would spray paint on those those paintings. You know what i mean. They woke up. They woke up that morning. Chris that guy did especially he's like right. Got to pay my face. Yeah gotta get my water. Buffalo hat on the grand poobah schedule. He had her scheduled that he had to stick due to make sure he was meeting people. Oh god sorry. I mean again. This would be a funny funnier day if nobody got hurt. Yeah that's what socks. I mean if people are pointing guns at a doorway. That's the doorway. I'm not going in pat those guys. Cb were like cut up. I can try to breach the dr. A what can i do. Fight in the front door. He's a vikings. I have a guy hanging for the raptors taking a selfie. What should i do is viking guy named fred. Somebody's walking out the front door with the podium. Sir should i do not. Was that guy like out of all the things you want to take their get this and here's the other thing if it's if it's a riot when you what did the Those those ropes that they have you know they fall over. They were standing in a line. Walking surprised this is a very organized. Riot gotta stay on guys that guy. Those are going to be history books. Walking out with the the viking. It will for the viking guy that will be made if anything described this past year. That guy one hundred percent. Hold my beer. We have it guys guy walking out with tony. What should i let him go. Don't shoot is your cameras around. Campus everywhere sir. But he has just hit him in a new piling into picture. Sir finishes picture pictured. Oh so there were. There were cops and they were show that. We're taking selfies with some of the people that were storming into the capital. Yeah but here's the thing i get it like. Well i mean people are on tv. Were going well. Why did it police like stop. These guys are going in what we d funded them they weren't there wasn't enough. I mean yeah you got one guy and there's five guys walking towards you to his credit. The video that i saw all he had was a baton out to have a gun out because they didn't have any more gun like radha bullets. Yeah we're out of bullets were You know we don't get him back to the wednesday us. We borrow my baton. Make sure i get it back. Just hit the vike guy in the face you know again. I don't want people hurt. Ever and also the other side of it is a politically or whatever their psychos on both sides one hundred percent. Why aren't you learned from one side. All these cities burned over the summer from one side. And then this happened from the other side. The only thing. I would go to that distance for as far as actually putting myself in harm's way would be for my family not politics now people who don't care about one iota allsteel. A podium from somewhere from a kids would have done that now. That's you there. If you were there would you have run in with the pack. I wouldn't have started it. But i would iran political guide. You think it'd be funny if you're twenty years old. I would do it now. i yeah. Club follows people through due to work. And then then you just walk just run into yellow baba buoy brat. What would you have taken. i would have just. I wouldn't have taken anything. Because it's just not me but i wouldn't oppose behind that podium guy. I would've sat down at one of those chairs that to me was hilarious. I would have hit the gavel. I'll just grab that hit the gavel or put that in your back pocket hope hopefully. Cnn gets a shot showing crack or your boxers. But here's here's the shopping shocked you that it happened kind of i mean given the fact of how this year has god. I'm like okay. Well this is the new year. Yeah this is getting the new year. I mean this is a hell of a star. If i was the zoo right now. I'd started hide into gorillas. You know people are going to be shooting guerrillas. It's just gonna be guided jet slamming in the planes Oh it's so wonderful. Just wait till inauguration day. I mean they'll be do you have that now. Are you worried that they're gonna have it. I mean they're they're gonna have it. They're just going to have a crap ton of security around it or inside. Because that's that's what i would say i would just say. Just do it at an undisclosed. Everybody's about it. To make you go with their stimulus check you get a zoom link and later on we'll be we'll get to segment here to talk to us. We'll talk sports stuff whatever's going on in the sports world i don't even know what else is going on. 'cause obviously a certain thing has taken over the the news. I have wolf pack stuff. I mean we got a whole bunch of things To get into remember. Our buddy cove. Wade called in and left a voicemail. How he woke up like on christmas morning and his wife and mother-in-law packing and left him and he hit up. He's going to tell the story coming up. that'll be at seven fifty five doll- finally yeah the i gotta find out what's going on with that with somebody has kind of man i mean i guess he's an issues where he's been Covert as hit this everybody. He caught it. He was one of the first ones to call us. And talk about it with us stuff and then i guess. He's cranked up his drinking and that's an issue so a lot of people. I'm done that yeah. Of course a lot of people have and they're saying that women have Have really cranked it up more than the guys and i totally get it because guys are responsible you know and women are just crazy and willy nilly. Yeah it'll care about anything it was all. It was all girls at rush. The capital yesterday clearly brought to my wife. She stayed consists in two thousand. Eighteen wasn't different than two thousand twenty. Yeah they're saying you know this is like the last week of of jeopardy with alex trebek's and That guy ken jennings is going to us. And then the week after katie couric is gonna guest host. I know yeah yeah. Here's the thing you're just your guest hosting. I don't know that's a that's a hard gig takeover after alex trebek's get it for thirty thirty five years thirty six years something like that. You know what that means. Brian come just came running in here with the flag. Just take pictures of stuff and hangs over like the podium under my god. The greatest picture. That's going to be the front cover of every history book ever ever asked earlier this week. Didn't you ever see you remember. We were talking about yesterday. This sticks out. That's what it was all your. We talked about the harambee thing city council. Yeah now now. Look now. Look guys said by beer when i when i leave at twelve thirty and i. Was you know listening watching the president at that rally yesterday and as a joke i left on my computer. One of the goofy memes. That was going around about. This is our country. And we're past. We're not gonna take it anymore. Yeah you know and little. Did i know that within our people we're going to be storming the capital under dealing with that all day my army to capitol yet staying in between the velvet ropes. When you're walking in an organized store i was. I mean it was unbelievable and yet it was totally predictable. I mean the questions go today. Where was security you know were they. They were were. They told the stand down and some degree did they were. They were the capitol. Police forces like the biggest police department in the country. Yeah i mean there are two thousand members who were part of that. I mean how anybody yesterday had the day off or you know wasn't on duty at the time is beyond me. I just don't think they were stuck. They don't wanna hurt anybody. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. I think it would have looked would have been bad all the sudden you had you start capping off the guy in the viking out. I mean i. I mean it's a horrible thing for the country it said. The congress did after several hours of debate early this morning about four. Am certify. The electoral college vote results and You know even the president Soon after that said that there will be you know a smooth transition of power from here on out. That was stolen. Yeah yeah. I mean with all of his whole time. Yeah yeah it was very interesting. One of the speeches that i listened to today since i was sleeping in the middle of the night was Rob portman are senator who lives in tariffs park and You know he basically went point by point debunked every claim that the trump administration of making you know and he said and this. Isn't you know democratic election. People in other states who are who are you know pulling this honestly goes. These are all republican. People republican judges. Yeah you know time and again who have said that you know. There's not enough evidence of of widespread voter fraud the to do anything but accept the results from each individual status. The constitution says yeah. You had steve shabby more davidson. Still vote to reject. Yeah which after yesterday It seems like a lot of anybody who was like. I don't want to say on inside even guys kind of like our republican leader when They're like done that's it. Yeah i just a facebook post from somebody. I've known for a long time Who was one of the most diehard trump supporters a- and he's same way i'm through i stood by this guy forever and You know after listening to him at that rally yesterday goes i. you know. I wouldn't have supported him after that period and then seeing what some of his supporters did after that rally because he felt like they were incited by the president. Definitely what a great pitch man. Though i mean every every word the you know what i mean like he could get grill. You know i'm gonna lead you down there to the capital. Dhaka follow me. Yeah he was somewhere of undisclosed location inside the white house. Apparently as close to staffers. Couldn't find you give me out of here. This lunatic front door gone this sweatpants and started watching. Tv yeah viking who is angry protests the last three years. He's one of those cunanan guy who has been front and center must say. Well i guess someone with a You're right someone with brain now knows there's lunatics on each side. Over the summer we had one side burn down stuff on the side. We gotta have a brandon do it. What's even worse. I turned into a different person yesterday. Because i went and looked for something to watch right now and i don't i mean in some of the pictures and things were so ridiculous you just had the says it is and it's horrible as it is who knows what the repercussions are down the road but i mean it just i don't want people hurt just comical and i didn't think anybody was gonna get hurt with when i was watching because it was just people running in and running upstairs at some point i mean what can you do when the those guards are in. They're trying to protect the members of the house. Stormy don't know what they're going to do what could have been a lot worse and you know bit could have probably been completely prevented if in the proper way. So here's the yes. Facebook was manding yesterday because it really cranked up the both sides fighting with each other and i was like screw this. This is a this is fun. No wakes up this morning and twitter and facebook jail from posting on either. Yeah yeah yeah well. Let's break comes Anyways covert that's is that the first time in over a year i mean a year mentioned cova. Yeah that's the thing is everybody's still sick and disgusted because those people weren't wearing masks only had their face pain. Meanwhile back at the radio station. In chris taking your calls eight five eight thousand three hundred seventy nine seventy nine nine. That's right y'all got to be fired up today. Everybody's excited to be alive. Feeding american right there was a guy on the phone that said he had a story had to share with us. He just hung up dammit. Why do people do though important. That gotta hang up. Yeah okay. I got to tell you a story okay. All right hold on the song ends they hang up the phone gotta go later dick Tonight is the season premiere of that. Show when our buddy Mr bert kreischer has i'll go is called. Go big go. Big shell Bert kreischer host to get stupid dog. rosario dawson jennifer nettles. And cody rhodes from its money on the little promotion. She here says. Wwe's cody road. Why it's now. It's aws cody rhodes. They got fix that. Yes they do. Because one sucks and one's good also tonight ac- premiere of the real black china. What at ten o'clock. That's garbage tv. And i want to watch it. But it's the zeus network. What does that. I don't know i've never heard of it Jimmy fallon has never heard of him. Yeah yeah you're right. I should probably go pass ricky gervais on her though. He's good steve. Earle is on. Jimmy kimmel tonight. Is that the copperhead road guy. And then you have Bill hader on. Seth meyers on seth meyers always good. And here's the funny thing remember. How little nausea. Everybody loved that country road song. And i was i was like that's a novelty record. Guy's gonna die off and it's happened. He's releasing a children's book and he is online asking people to buy it because he needs to pay his rent. I wow he just did that holiday. So i know which was a bad yup. Listen the music industry right now. You can't i mean you have to be gigantic to make money and it's all about streaming his mind songs anymore you know. And what a monopoly in eight ripping off the artist of producer the writer. everybody When you because now you have to have a million streams to make like a dollar. Everybody's gotta get their cut. Yeah like youtube and the streaming services. They're making money off of other people's content. It's it's it's sad. Youtube is phil you do. Does it make anything. They plugged in a few servers. That's but that's the genius of it. Yeah i mean i. I'm fine with that but it's like if you're a young person right now coming out of college or going into college coming out of high school or something. It doesn't pay to be an artist or a somebody who creates things anymore. It's you got to create the platform to make money like the guy who created. Facebook is a zillionaire. But neil young is out there selling his catalog money although songs and he he's he's sold fifty percent of his catalog and he got like one hundred million dollars. The guy to create a facebook is a billionaire and it's filled with people take pictures of their food and calling each other and a hall and it's not it. He has nothing to do with any other. You know new young made You know. I don't know man look it by just like Yeah rock in the free world bound. Rock this notes free. He made talk about how he was going to sell out yet. He's making he's selling catalog got well. He's at the end of his life. I mean what are you going to go with it leave. It probably doesn't wanna leave it to anybody. No because you're got to sell and now 'cause it's gonna get worse. It's going to be worthless. Even lindsey buckingham sold his catalog. Well i made an over the The holiday Who else did Bob bob dylan sold his for like three hundred million. It's like first of all. Who's the whole by that crap. What are you gonna do with that at and throw it on a ford or chevy commercial. So that's the only way you're gonna make money definitely gonna make money off a streaming because nobody streaming bob dylan songs. He gets the spotify check and it says he owes them money. You're taking a bandwith. We'd like to go through and listen to what the night guys are doing. See if they're holding up the They're part of the deal. Which is they make millions and millions of dollars. We want million dollar jokes. Good luck so let's check it out. I read that. The ceo of whole foods john mackey criticized after saying healthcare would not be necessary if people would be better healthier. Lifestyles can't wait till john breaks his leg in the er doctor prescribes may twenty dollars. Mango go ahead. I don't go go ahead. do you like that one. I don't understand that one. Not the nc double a. At all sixty seven games in the men's march madness basketball tournament will be played in indiana in an effort to stop the spread of the corona virus. And it might work. Because what are you going to do after the game go out. Officials in scotland announced a new lockdown measures will be implemented to stop the spread of the newer and more infectious strain corona virus which means citizens there will now have to conduct all drunken fistfights over. Zoom tried confidence. The efforts of the effort was there. I got it some of your nighttime guys of course last night. Jimmy jimmy fallon at a talk. It open it up the show about like how everybody now yes see and all that stuff I don't think. I grabbed that audio because it's probably not worth it. Nobody who goes jimmy fallon. He goes Man i gotta i gotta hear what he said. World is in turmoil. We gotta go to jimmy. They did We did hear from the guy that stole from nancy. Pelosi's office macy. You couldn't see. I got blood office. Ask love death. Says as he got you Phone numbers five with three eight hundred. Three seven nine seven nine and of course the wolfpack guys going through and make some phone calls and stuff which is always funny when these guys frank call radio shows. Your name is song that has go or stay in the title. Thanks for calling. You're on the year high. There what do you got. I got a new song. I don't know bill no it. It's called p. in. Have you heard of that one Okay that's funny okay. So we've got some guy that's thinks he's super funny. That's calling station here now. So there you go ruin it for everybody else. That's fine so yes the best part. It's it's the reaction after. Will somebody law forever move on because anybody listens. God doug has a dish you know he just move up. Good morning this radio. Good morning miami. I was wondering if i could listen. Idle yes what. Would you like to list while. I'm really with you. Wanna let. I'm really horny. And i want to know what a way to start a monday. We might have one more caller. Hello this training for sale. Anybody there interested. I'd like to get rid of it in the family for quite some time. But i've got an old used. Baloney pony Anybody out there is into all right. Well i'm closing it for today. Thank you very much for joining me. Say would you go back to the phones. Let's trade you gotta keep going. Phone number is five one three eight one. Three seven nine seven nine. You know it's funny about that about your work with the voice sky to make the new phone number Calling thanks and all that stuff. Do you remember like you lived in been here to try. Say i did grow up okay. But i'm sure when you were a teenager if you wanted to call someone in kentucky had that whole local long distance thing going on. Do you remember that problem like a whole other area code and oh yeah. Yeah for instance. When i was a kid i lived in grew up in a little town called chatanooga going into call you to new york which is about forty five minutes away. It was still the one five area code. But like where i live lived three one five six eight seven and if you called out to utica new york or her commercial a ton out there where a friend yeah it was three one five eight six six or something like that and that was a local long distance. Call you got charged for that call. Even though it was in the same area like some of the younger people listening right now with cell phones and stuff. None of this matters because he didn't have to pay well first of all. You don't have a home phone anymore. But like i would sit there and stare at the clock like i got to hurry up and make this phone call. So does this show up on the bill where it's like. Wow eight dollars a call your friend well because remember when you first started getting your cell phone. It was like free nights. That was a big thing. Seven seven yeah. You got to call for freely alway. I'll wait until then to call. I call me after seven with. It's free yeah. I guess that's when but some people don't even remember that little free nights and weekends. that's what it was. I remember you used to be able to just dial four digits. Yes i remember that. In when i had a short stint living in warren massachusetts when i was seven five one to all your friends it would connect dry out. Yeah that was that was back to the whole local on distance thing. It was like oh man. I remember that like someone from dayton back in the late eighties early nineties or maybe even through the ninety s couldn't call our radio station but could hear it because it'd be a local long distance. You get charged for that. I mean think about it. It doesn't make sense like was it that much harder to call across the street than it was across the country in the tri-state if you'd lived downtown cincinnati and call someone in comington or indiana. Yeah just across the river. Didn't it was a local long distance. Call i think i would imagine that would was a different area code. That's how it would work man. We got scam for real with is. It's the kid chrishell. Ubs kid all sports comes in every day at this time to update assign sports issue up segment. Of course this is all brought to you by our good friends over there raisin cage and fifteen area one love a ben make sure you download the mobile app lonzo. What happened just if you can get the food right there right on your apple go. Weighty comes right out of the phone. It's a good idea. Actually i mean say about that. Well one of these days it might never know. Yeah well i mean because right now because of the you know the drive throughs and all that stuff. They're really really busy. So it'd be cool to. Yeah you're right with the apps order the no come out about that. Okay go. maybe we can bring it to him. You okay now now. A lot of worst you're right. Chicken fries toasted slog. Just take one or take them all at raisin cane. I'd say take them out that bread dip the bread and the sauce all heaven. Yes big time. Love on that one baby one love. Thank you Despite going over twelve or three point land and committing nineteen turnovers yeah. Xavier found a way last night to be saint. john's at cintas center. Sixty nine sixty one ice up tonight. Johnson's upset they ran into the locker. Room of the xavier would flags and stuff and stole podiums. They'll be they'll be they'll be Prosecuted by joe dean. Has you'll have to come back and you know it'll be a federal offence. Our guys next door will Get them the fbi tonight. Cincinnati bearcats out to snap a five game losing streak on the road against smu. Gametime seventy five. Let's see fairfield jackson carmen. A stand out offensive lineman at clemson is declaring for the nfl draft. Oh hell yeah. Six to one thirty five fifty. Call the bengals car jackson. All the bengals immediately. Hala in course buckeyes getting ready to take on alabama monday for the national championship in miami holla holla one love and reds update reds acquiring right handed pitcher art warren texas rangers in exchange for cash lawrence a native in napoleon ohio he pitched at the university of cincinnati and twenty twelve and thousand thirteen. How much do they get undisclosed amount. Yeah did we just by him. Because he's from ohio and say yeah they're just getting all the ohio guys say the next guy ought to get his kyle schwarzer at a middletown. Why not now not. I'd like to see that. Well he hit five hundred home runs a year here. He's done a cubs uniform. Why not have been a red green crying out loud. The money well go fund me paid. How much does joe. How much time does joe. Joey votto have on his contract. That's coming up right. I mean i would say bobby a few more years. Toll really yeah. He's still got a lot of money on their. Yeah okay yeah well. Don't give some up to help out. I can't even think about reds right now because of the virus and in all the chaos from yesterday say yeah. It's like it's not even close opening days like eighty five days away affairs like eighty five years. Yes thank you and we're just running still right because you know we're going to get there and we're all going to be walking out with these dopey masks so standards masks on the sidewalk to enjoy food and drinks correct and hopefully raising cane's at the same time. Thank you segment. Let's have a better thursday today. Boys i don't know what what what building think's going get rush next. I don't know see some dude. Like hanging from outside the statue of liberty trying to get picture next to her ear. Well thank segman. You're welcome happy thursday. Make it a better one. That's it no rhyming slogan or nothing. Not in a mood. Go to kid. Chris dot kf chr s. You'll see the video of this woman. She comes to the front door of this guy's places. G ordered food service. She complains about the tip. You actually need to speak to you. I don't think you realize where they're coming from. I need to speak to where the author's coming from. I don't think you realize the distance got cut them because then you would never actually had given what you give so. I think you can come and could be face to face minutes. I forty minutes and it was twenty. Five and i got to furlough lady so either think you realize where you from and forty. He goes for forty minutes. Where like there's a papa. John's at close to me. And there's another one that's in gauchan. If for some reason the one. I i called. That was closer to me. They got now. We're too far for dalil. we don't deliver. Yeah and i'm like i'm like here. And then they go. You gotta call shit and called. Go and they were like hey. I don't think we deliver that far out but they ended up. You know that's the one. yeah like. it's farther away. I don't get go. Forty miles no forty minutes. I mean and your in matan. That's a that's a fifteen twenty minute drive drive it destroy. It's thirty minutes it it pay and a half mile bike. He gave her an eight dollar tip. Well here's the thing it's what even if it's a twenty dollar bill. Yeah you're still tippin about forty percent. I mean it just takes That's that's a real balls to go back and do this especially when you ring the doorbell and you see that the doorbell record you. Because it's a camera at their. I think that's true. Why would you. Why would you accept that if it's too far because you're taking a gamble on well i mean. Yeah it's it's part of the gig though exactly get your all. I need you to adjust your tip off right center an get okay. I have dumb ass you all actually no. Maybe if you paid the car on the on the video. On kick. Chris dot com. Yes she has the food right there because he painted on the car on the car and she showed up to tell him he's listen. It's one it is one small bag of food that's like it might be two sandwiches at best so she must not work. It's gotta be grubhub or something right yeah. I think it's door to grow even bartending. You roll the dice. You're gonna get crappy. Yeah right part of the gig. But i don't know it's a crappy tip it's waste twenty bucks you get eight dollars on a twenty dollar at watt. Listen i. i'm tipper. Now i go to. If i go to somewhere to eat like the other night i went to tuesday. I went to rusty bucket. Yes i tip fifty percent you go. Yes that's good and then you know sometimes. My wife will want to order from buffalo wild wings. I go and i picked up. The girl just pushes the bag across to me. I don't tip them and it says it on the thing on the receipt atip. No you just put the bag. And it's because. I don't want her to get it or if any there would have to cook it. Get the tip if it said for cook guy. Put the work exactly okay. Nothing against it. I don't see that. I'm not feeling that tip for the pizza guy came yesterday. Standard twenty percent because know there's a delivery fee on there that so a lot of people will get confused saying oh that goes to. I don't know. I think that the tip goes to the driver. So you've got a tip. More it sucks to see like delivery fee you know. That's you know that's like baggage fees or part of it. I get it but you just ignore that an tip on top of that for the guy right. I recommend cash. If you have it. If i have it i give cash. I don't but i normally don't get i don't carry cash but But man and i would fight with people about tip like the like leaving the tip For a hotel for the made. Now know people you got to leave a tip you. I was three days. It could have been a different made each time. So why would i leave for like the one show up today. You know i'm not doing that. I just can't when i was a kid. My mom would leave a. I've never done this. I don't do you have to do it. Like for the garbage man and same thing though is if the same guy garbage man the garbage man the mailman she would leave a tip for i a once a year. My mom would give like like cookies or something like that as far as like. Hey here's some cookies for the garbage man. And i'm fine with that but i mean well now this is no distance but i don't you think they get outta the truck. The scissors come and they pick up the and dumps it in easier. You look man. I dunno that lady there. Her weighed about well. I got your voicemail couple of days ago that you Your family just up and left. You're right To an extent. Yeah i'm not as i guess When i left you that that voice not quite static. Now oh yeah. You're pathetic pathetic. We want yeah week. pathetic way. see what happened on the voice mail. He said That was a christmas morning. You woke up in. Your family. Was up to leave your wife and sarah on on on on christmas eve I had two gifts packed away for my Quote unquote wife. Uh-huh uh-huh and Why do you say that. Because she's gone quote all right so I bought her a new engagement ring because she lost tears and packed it up under the christmas tree and I try to be unique. I guess and i put it. I put the The ring on the the wick of the candle inside of her gift bag. Just you know trying to be cute. And when she saw she was she wasn't impressed. And so it kinda bummed me out and uh. She wasn't impressed at the size of it or something. No no. it wasn't that she already she'd already so she knew what was already. Get in in the bag before it happened so she was called her and told her like you know you kinda robbed me of your like the exactly and so i just went outside. I'd kinda spent twenty thirty minutes outside by myself inside my head and i went back inside and i said well i'm just going to to bed and then I woke up the next morning and the next thing. I know Her mother's here and she's there and they're like packing their things she's like well. You say we're gonna get married or we can't be together so i guess we can't be together. That's literally all i got so are you. Are you guys legally married note. Okay all right quote unquote white. I'll get it. Okay okay. that's why that's why i call it a quote unquote life. We were never legally married week. Just been together for ten years and two kids together and she'd been nagging you about getting married. yes sir. for how long for about well okay. Well i see is it's like well. You should have just done did it. I guess but also it's like whoa did fart. Yes sir got it but you would think she'd be like we got two kids. We already have a family and now it's finally here. This is great. that's five. You would think that. Did her mother getting their head about this I don't know i do my best. That the the try to not think to deepen anything. Because i'm i'm trying to clear my own head space you know. I don't want to. They left so. Do you get to see the kids. Yes sir. I'm picking them up tomorrow. Actually how old are your kids My my son is eighteen months in my daughter's six. Okay does she. Is she asking questions. Like wh why. Am i not in this house anymore. I guess if she asked that question. I ask you. Why did you pack your stuff and leave your daughter. Oh yes sir. My daughter She's completely heart broke over this thing. She doesn't really understand what's going on yup and I'm sure you can relate to this My daughter is completely obsessed with She wants to do everything that she cost me. Papa says she wants to do everything but by does and when we when she left on or with her mother left on christmas She didn't want to go. So i i pretty much had like pick my daughter up and put her in the bed. Put her put her in the car with With with bomb in grambling. Make your go and that didn't make me feel the great. Does it matter you could be brock leser when it comes to your kids especially daughters you. You're you you're week. You start crying out when people start talking about my kids and stuff i lose it. Now wait it at the bottom of all this at the center is it because of the ring and the lack of well you. You said in voicemail that you wanted to go to rehab. What's up with that. I've already done that okay. so what. What's your issue at this point. No i don't know what i'm saying. Where you drinking. Yes sir okay. That's it that we get where you're getting drunk and falling down or anybody and you know no i never got i just I guess when they had the issue our just drink. And i would just stay home and just play video games and stuff so this is going on now when when did you go to rehab I went to rehab. I think The day after the voice now see what day. So you're done it's all done no And the voice mail was crap over a week ago rehabs week long now i went to detox. I guess is as better. Oh okay turn just somebody yell at you say. Knock it off here right. I mean if you're if you're not hollick you gotta go away for a bit. Well i took it and let me try to explain this the best. i can After i left your voicemail went to State hell detox center and i was there for Like six days something like that and they wanted to let me go on a third dana told him no is like because if if he's let me go after three days i'm just gonna go out and do the same thing And then i came out on the other side and i've been. I've been going to therapy and things like that. The try to you know progress sobriety. Are you drinking every drink since you've been out necessary. Okay well there you go all right so you but i did smoke weed like four days ago and i recommend that for anybody you do or don't know i don't why because i had a fricking intact that affects people differently because there's others a the opposite so i mean i guess you have to try to that. I'm not a guy to do that. You need a better strategy. Listen i say what cures all depression is. Is this show. So i recommend a daily dose of the kid christian or no or nosedive. Well if i if i'm depressed we'll knows. Yeah your wife back before that. Here's the thing what the hell's the. Why are you calling. you gotta figure it out. I don't see why the hell i'm calling. You left that voicemail. Did you like did you help. And all that stuff. And i'm like okay. We've done this dude. The bad thing is. I felt awful because i listened to your podcast like the day of and i woke up and there was like well. Why did you in a call. And then you transitioned into a to another bit not like jesus christ. 'cause you missed it you were there. He slept alright. What an ass right. Well listen you got. You got this Legally she can't take your kids away in your in your your done. Legally she can't do that so that's a good thing and the kids will kids resilient. That's all i'm told. But i'm a pussy when it comes to my kids and alma push cuba. Yeah you just love your kids. Good day all you gotta do. Yeah but yeah. That's it you know what i mean. It's so hard sometimes. You just can't be a wreck in front of them. It's hard it's hard but you gotta do it and don't talk about the mom. Just never call us call us. Yeah if you need to vent and and trash you know the you know species Feel free to hit us up. We're all about that right. Hey man have already took her off my life insurance good off. I took her off my My vehicle insurance and everything and and just letting the lights going to hit her in the teeth fast take. I'm not here to take care of you anymore. You got to Just delete her phone her number out of your phone and casey start sitting around by yourself. Getting in your own head added sending your bad thing already done that. Okay do get on tinder. Get on some of the other. Ones chris ryder. Now just get on your couch and watch tv right if you get on depression meds trust but your units are going to work. So if i'm already. I've already got like two to anti anxiety medications that i've been just grafton they've been helping good so okay my case. I'm at twenty milligrams of Lexa pro brown. I'm dead from the waist down. That route is done team. Milligrams of Active called lithium. Yeah so yeah. Yep i did well. Good luck yes sir. Good luck to you. You guys meet what might be bro. Low we'll i told him grinder. That's right here where he's going to be going grinder on the phone right now. Is mr john matterease. Who by the way john. I was off for a whole month. I saw you on tv a lot. You're very popular guy right now. Thanks chris is money being handed out yup finley. I'm super popular. I've gotten more facebook messages and emails in the past week and a half year because of those stimulus jack. I know you're to the point where there were shown screenshots of of john's facebook page to show all the messages stuff. I mean. yeah. There's a lot of people have a lot of questions about the stimulus who gets it. How much am i getting all this stuff and everything so up in the air right now because of all the different elections gone. It's all confusing. Yeah it is really confusing. People are wanting to the biggest question is how much are we gonna get. How much are we going to get. Because there's so many numbers thrown around at right now. Six hundred dollar checks going out You should have gotten it by now or it'll come in a few days shopping in your bank account if it hasn't You know just give it a little time sorting things out. Some people had it put into the wrong bank account but now it turns out. It's going to their tax preparer instead. Hopefully the catch won't keep it so You know there's that going up people saying where's the money but are we going to get more not question six hundred dollars. You go buy playstation five. With that i guess right. If you think about it we ought to make it where you gotta go pick up the check and while you're there you get you get the the vaccine shot. Yeah we're daffy perfect show up. Here's a six hundred dollar check and just put roll up your sleeve and we'll give you that vaccine is going to be good again so Guess we're we're not there yet but most people now say well what about that. Two thousand dollars. Well the two thousand dollar plan you know that have been kicked around. And and president trump wanted and bernie sanders wanted it. You catch that president trump and bernie both wanting the fast step needs. It's it's something where we they both sides say The the american people need it. It died out in the senate over over the years while we were all hung over new year's day. Actually tommy in the senate but right now there's a chance that two thousand dollars maybe coming you say. Why is that well. Because you've got democrats in charge now and a lot of them are saying we want the two thousand dollar check so there is a chance everyday chance at after dog. Ration- day january twentieth. One of the first things talk about. Hey let's boost those six hundred dollar checks up to two thousand. Because i tell you two thousand dollars you could do some damage you. Tv us but but the thing is though some of these people won't use the money for things like paying rent and all that stuff because some of these people feel like they shouldn't have to pay rent point about that. But you know two thousand you can really stimulate the economy. That's the konami. Help people you get somebody to grand decay. You can pay the rent for a month to pay your car payments you can go out and buy another big screen. Tv you know like a seventy inch would be nice thinking. Yeah you know just just in time for the super bowl to chris's right because you'll have somebody who's like sitting back two months behind on rent. Yeah but they're going to go buy a new playstation five a new. Tv pay rent. You get like food stamps or social security or that's all security but like public assistance it's very regulated for certain things you could do. It would be awesome if you get two thousand dollar check and it goes sue. Unlike a bankruptcy thing where everything's lined up as authorities. It's like no you can't spend it on anything until these are paid off. You're not right the way it is now a great idea but you can spend spend it on cigarettes right and spend it. All on mayor would expect that by up all the toilet paper so they can have all that start up again in march. You can't find the toilet paper in the lice. I gave up on toilet paper. Use your hands and you know you have a long shirt yet. Thrown over the neighbor's fence. John you have to pay taxes on this are wonderful. They'd say no you don't have to same thing with the twelve hundred dollars that you should have gotten back in april Not taxable. they're like a tax credit. kinda complicated. and you know. I'm not very smart matthew. I don't understand it really credit. It's not income. Hopefully they'll bump it up two thousand real nice for a lot of people because that'll stimulate comic figure out by furniture the by big screen. Tv's you know. Best buys gonna see their sales skyrocketing just like they did back in april The strip club they're gonna do. Bunkers listened my onlyfans accounts. Gonna blow up. I'm gonna. I'm gonna i'm gonna debut at the day everybody gets a two thousand dollars above spreadsheets up online. Yeah there you go. Good money money to watch chris odd. Well john i hope. Is that it for for now john. Everybody's talking about that that that's what we're talking about this week. A lot of people store not having gotten there is that i'm doing a story on that show just Hopefully in another week or so six hundred bucks and maybe we can look forward to some more. Yes and all the info he talks about on our show is up on his facebook page. John matterease money and facebook. You whole story there. Yes thanks john. John matterease from channel nine here on the kid chris. Show off you. go to that Our buddies the wolfpack radio wolf. Pack dot com Lot of content uploaded all the all your favorites You know the calls. A radio shows and stuff that they've done Up there if it's a bonus ones. I i love the prank call so much especially the radio stations because i just love the with these guys trying to recover and stuff you know. High collar. Walk to the radio shopping. Show the car wash rim job. Carwash looks like the only thing we have. There's unlimited car washes that are valid monday through friday. Only they're going for ninety nine bucks for six months bad. yeah. I don't. I don't see anything about that here. I can give you their phone number. Dr meters helmet for sale in yourself. But you know the forces with me. Darth vader's balls in your face. All right looks like we got some more on our feature items right now. We've got the you can't. I guess you could say that. Sure three rick. Good afternoon to you. Welcome things. Their salaries are outrageous. You should see what kid. Chris gets paid to sit around and pinch. We're not gonna do that. They're not going to do that. Trae what you stand by that little red button their place. Michelle europe up. Say something that wows me. Yeah absolutely should not be getting your raise. Okay tell me why. How big is big enough We just cleared the phones out. That's simply because we have a bunch of juvenile delinquents. That think it's funny to make penis jokes on the air when we're talking about a regular topic here regular topic here people. That was the best response ever big enough. 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Episode Eighty-Three: MLB Hot Stove Season

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Episode Eighty-Three: MLB Hot Stove Season

"If you haven't heard about anchor it's the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain it to first of all it's free but there are also creation tools alive to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or computer. Then anchor will distribute podcasts for you so you can be heard on platforms like spotify apple podcast and many others. You can even make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need to make a podcast in one place. Download the free anchor app or go to anchor. Fm to get started. Welcome back baseball family to another episode of the baseball together podcast. Today we're going to go over current events and we're going to update you on everything that has happened in the hot stove. We hope you're already having a happy new year. And that is what you'll get out of this show nine plus us presents the baseball together podcast with your hosts blackjack brad and kansas city. Little big blue eyes and now baseball together again. Welcome back baseball family. I am brig and as always. I'm joined by brad. The man i'm here. Happy new year check. Brad is in the house. Everybody and we're not sure he's not going to offend someone in the first episode of the twenty twenty baseball together season but he may on it so get very excited about that opportunity. I'll teed up. I'll t- it right up but before before we get to out of control we should. We should be well. I scratch that. Let's celebrate like crazy. I okay because we have a very exciting piece of news to talk about. We wanna talk about bianca. Smith being hired by the bay the red sox to the first ever black female coach in baseball holiday. This is fantastic. It is it's amazing. Just it's just an avalanche of of women coming into the game and you just heard the glass ceiling shatter and it's opened the floodgates and it's fantastic absolutely amazing. I love it. Yeah i love everything about it. I'm i really was thrilled to see this headline come across to learn more about her so i got a couple of details about her. She was the director of baseball operations at case western reserve university. Then she was the assistant coach at the university of dallas assistant coach hitting coach at carroll university and she has had internships with both cincinnati and texas so In the front offices there so her pedigree goes all the way back. She knows what she's doing. She's here stay and this is very very cool for baseball. It really is. Yeah and you know here. Here's something i think is really cool is that it's only a matter of time before we see the first female manager. I mean we heard that Jessica mendoza was being considered for the mets. Because she's been in front office for several years and You know i thought would have been really cool. She had actually gotten hired. She didn't that's fine we'll move on But in the nba. we saw. We've seen becky hammon. Who is on the bench in nba games as an assistant coach and she made her first appearance as the head. Coach when gregg popovich ojected. So i think it's only a matter of time before we see a woman in a woman in the dugout gets a chance to run the show when the manager gets tossed. I mean we're i think we're active two. Maybe three years away from this happening. And it's going to be a major event and it's going to be amazing. It's going to be awesome. It is going to be awesome. 'cause you're right bench coach. That's not that that's not that far away from where we are right now Yeah women baseball. So that's really cool. Really cool congratulations to bianca way to go boston. I can't believe. I just celebrated the red sox but i can't think of a better reason to celebrate the red sox first time in my whole life and probably last. Excuse me while. I deal with these motions. Just kidding okay. Moving on ian hap- ian hap has has some perspective. He's wanting to offer about the owners groups and their financial hardships. The following the twenty twenty season brad. Can you tell us a little more about this. According to ian hap- For those who don't know chicago cubs outfielder. Basically he's saying is the the financial losses that the owners are claiming have been greatly exaggerated Because this is what he said in In an interview with the dan bernstein show on six seventy. Am said you don't really see the players coming out and saying that we took a sixty three percent loss this year. That's not the narrative from the players. Because we didn't lose any real money guy still got paid and then he goes on to say so. It's really tough to claim loss. When it's just money that wasn't realized so basically what he's saying is you didn't lose any money because it wasn't there. All it was. It was just projected funds. You lost projected funds so. I think that the players actually have a legitimate case here. Because we've heard owners saying oh my gosh were so poor. We lost so much money. It's like well no you just didn't make it. You didn't lose it. You never got it. So i think he's got a he's got a legitimate argument there. Yeah he does but to play. Devil's advocate the only difference. I would say is that a corporate revenue cycle does overlap on purpose. And you do have to have projections and you do track profits and losses in different at different times and they are it is built on a projection schedule in especially at this level. Right where this is high level business so so yes projections. They do have some complaints but they also if they're capable of projecting that far into the future and if they're capable of managing their business on fantasy on mon expectations and hopes then they should also be capable of you know tightening up and and they are and to their credit. We're seeing that. We just don't like the way they're doing it. Yeah i mean it's it's coming with player spending which is which honestly like. I do expect that because you know if you know you're not gonna have money coming in. You're going to be cheaper right. You're not gonna spend as much money. So i can see that on the owners perspective of like okay. We don't know what this is going to be like. We don't know how much money we're not going to earn. So let's be a little bit more frugal in free agency. But you got guys like we're gonna get this a little bit later. You've got guys like trevor. Bauer her just seeking a regular old contract like it's any old year and it's like dude. I love you but probably not going to happen this year. You do you think he wants a regular old contract or do you think. He thinks he's worth more than. Oh i mean like a regular old contract for a guy like him because he's looking for thirty five to forty million over five or six years. Yeah yeah well over five or six years so he's looking for about two hundred dollars so right so yeah right. I'm kind of like okay. Yes in a regular year. Somebody would pay that. Because he's a very good pitcher he can anchor your staff but in a year where there's so much uncertainty about how much money teams are actually going to be making. I wouldn't be spending that kind of money. I wouldn't want my team spending that kind of money but so so no i. I get what he's saying that you didn't earn the money. She didn't lose it. But then i also understand what you're saying. We're being devil's advocate of like you're projecting to make this money and we lost based on projections right lost lost compared to last year. You know so. I understand that part of it but i also like he's not far off that they did bring money in. It's not like they spend all that money didn't bring anything in so well exactly but what they lost was the gamble. Because when you do that you you're gambling right your Yeah and they did lose. So yeah i on both sides. I think the owners wine a lot and i don't like that so i really hate to play devil's advocate. The owners were sitting waiting for their six hundred dollars. Stimulus checks to be honest. If you'll that's exactly how it sounds man. What's that children's story about. The boy in denmark puts his finger in the hole. And the damn oh. I can't remember the one that i immediately think of is on bridesmaids. When kristen wigs sitting up in first class and rose byrne is like she doesn't get to sit in first class often. Just let her have my. She's like helped me. I'm poor own. No knock it off my word. That's awesome anyway so moving on you know. We talked about half of the cubs saga by the cubs. Yon giambi or buksh. Ambi- formerly now of and is going to be callin cubs games and brig. The question. I have for you is has espn hit an all-time low by letting go boop chubby while the simple answers. Yeah that's what i put in the note. I'm glad you saw that. Yep suber yet But i will say. I do like the departure from the national level back to the local level. I think that is what should happen. I think the teams should have the excellent commentators and play by play. They should yeah because he's the only guy. Spn the i actually listen to as far as playable anyway. Right exactly yes. Because i don't think it's a bad thing all right that's the thing is it's it's good for him because i'll tell you what it's good for the coast because i'm going to be listening to more cubs games now for sure throughout the year especially like day games for sure turn on a cubs game because i want to listen but I'm definitely going to be muting. Every single game i watch on. Espn now well until they bring in someone super awesome. Which will they don't have anybody super awesome right now. I'll tell you that much. I know i know. Hey you know what maybe they could do. What's maybe they could pick up. Didi gregorious i mean. He's a free agent. Do you think he could play by play. He's the most entertaining player. It's one of the most entertaining players in the game right now. Yeah i actually blair. He would be more of an analyst than he would be. Play by. Play guy though i don. I don't know that he can okay necessarily step in and take over for What does the l. Also rojo is other calm. The red panda. Yeah about a liam hendriks. He's only bring him up because he's also free agent yob everybody's talking about though those at all be analysts. They would all be color guys. They wouldn't be a play by play guy. i know. that's the bummer thing. I know you're writing. It's hard to do it is. It's hard to be good at it. There's a reason i don't do it. Never had any desire to do it. Because it's difficult. But i still critique them because i want to listen to somebody you know. That's the way that's that's good anyway. Let's go ahead digging quicker break. Get back we're going to get into the hot stove league love it. No matter which ballpark you're at you want to wrap your team. Now you can with nine plus us welcome to the big city series with every design available in your team's colors you can fit in the home crowd or stand out on the road either way. We have the colors. You crave shop the big city series and find designs that rep. Your favorite baseball podcast. Cheer from the cheap seats and much more shop. The big city series only at nine percents dot com. Welcome back baseball families. So it's the hot stove league season. And i honestly like i love love. All the transactions happen during the offseason. I used to be so bored by it. But i. I don't know if it's because i'm getting older and just like more interested in how a team is put together or what but man like every year Comes on like oh yeah. You're we go. I just get so excited. So we're gonna talk about talk about tick 'cause there's lots going on. I mean we'll get to them and just a minute but do the padres holy holy-moly all right so there's a little tease for and let's start with osceola week. Yeah no okay so he. This is a guy who i actually find really interesting. Because he's a tremendous he's like he's like i mean they call it a wild horse for reason right that he's just kind of this raw talent that's out there just can't be broken. Nobody knows what you don't know what he's going to do next. He's one of those guys where he gets. He gets a ground ball. Awful ekiti throw it over the centerfield fence from right field or he could throw it to first and gun the guy down gut like get the runner out right. Yeah yes you don't know what's going to happen. It's like it's like boulder. I don't know where it's gonna go. You don't know what he's gonna do. Which is kinda caused. Some problems right. Yes so brig Your yankees are looking at him. Yes sure how that would work out as a as a yankees fan. How do you feel like that would work out a in the clubhouse and be just like generally with what you've referred to me as white collar baseball well is white collar baseball okay Yeah and so okay. Let's compare clubhouse options. Would you rather have a dj lemay or a week in your definitely. Have a rather habit tj right. And i'm not even talking about on the field. No yeah strictly strictly house. Yeah i mean you've got you've got one guy who is kind of unhinged in the clubhouse a little bit. I mean he's we we've heard him we've heard of him just ducking his head into like pocono said into a press conference. Same bleep the media and then leaving. You know. That doesn't seem very. Dj lemay he kind of thing to do. No it's not so then. Okay let me make a little more fair. You get a guy with a whole bunch of personality. Like didi gregorius. Would you rather have him in the clubhouse versus yossi help we. I still think i'd rather take. Dd over peak. Because he's still team player right. Yes i'm softball them in here bro. These ridiculous questions going for you. I've got one for you. Would you rather have Would you have giancarlo stanton noun in right field or yossi up week. Well aaron judge should be in right field so that's not even a problem. Well okay well how about this but giancarlo stanton is healthy. He's in right field. 'cause wasn't one judge moved over to centerfield and stanton's playing this year. No they move stanton to left. Oh did they okay and it was all right. It was an issue. So here's the question. Do you think the real question is. Do you think y'all help. We could play left field. That's the real question. I think he could cause left. Like typically of all the outfielders. I like the left has the worst arm. But we've got cannon. Yeah so if you've got him over there in left field you still got a pretty good. Leftfielder is just a matter of him. Adjusting to the ball off the bat on that side of the field yet. That i jump right. So yeah yeah okay. So let's say he can adequately adjust. Let's say he can get a better read on it and left field or at least a halfway decent. Read on it is it. His bat is unquestionable right. I mean the. He's super on. So the question then becomes. Do you want his influence in the clubhouse. That's it that's what it all comes down to. And he that's true. He can't be having blue mohawks in new york. It's just not going to work well. And who knows maybe that kind of him in because he has said that he wants to work on some of his bad habits and maybe not being able to have a mohawk period will real him it right and so. I say we're willing to pay you this much money. If you come in you step in line. You have a normal haircut. We don't do mohawks in new york. My and you you come and you work you. It's we run a business here. You know you come in. You get started when you're supposed to you leave whenever you're done at the end of the day and i i wonder if maybe kind of that's kind of structure would be good for him so it has been good for other people in the past in new york Who have these larger than life personalities and get kind of like even if they're short term contracts they get kind of reigned in their forced to toe the line a little bit and the new york gets a lot out of them. You know i mean it's just is what it is it's a make or break scenario And i think with the whole league is wondering what is going to happen so because he's just been bouncing around so May maybe this is the best thing for him. Maybe he's so good and it's all untapped right now because he's doing this wild child thing that may maybe you know he gets his number retired in new york one day i don't know he's got tons of career left tons. He does. yeah he's still really young. And and here's the thing too is the head. This is another way that things go sideways for him. In new york is the fans. He's a very emotional player and it goes in a slump and those fans are letting him here. I don't know how he would react to that. Yeah i mean milton bradley. Who had a pretty decent career. His career ended in seattle because he was playing terribly and he could not handle the heckling from the fans. He was gone up to the plate with with earplugs. Yep so he didn't hear the fans and his core ended shortly. What about sonny gray centigrades. another example. He just couldn't hack the measure and it broke him where whereas when he was playing in. Oakland in new york will travel to oakland tourist pieces. we'll go into since mean in cincinnati. Now he's he's one of the top. He's one of the top two guys on that staff. This last year right on the other guy was the cy young award wetter clean so he he plays well on smaller markets. And i don't know how i don't know how can we would take a big market like that. I don't know either. Well he played in la. Yeah eli's different. People are pretty chill in. La new york. Show tight your ear. Right i mean in. La they throw paper airplanes onto the field in new york. Does it's like pejorative slurs and like hate mail like audible hate mail. Yeah yes but in. La very different ways paper airplanes in la. Do i feel the best paper airplanes in la. All right let's let's Let's go onto to george springer. Okay we just ten minutes duck we did. I can't believe it. I was like and i see here before. Like are we going to have enough stuff to cover our time. Yeah we're gonna have to start skipping. I think he goes on real okay anyway. So anyway george springer k now so he rejected a qualifying offer from the astros. Yes i was kinda. Like you know what i don't blame him because he probably feels like he's going to get that kind of money somewhere else. Right yeah but also like. I bet you those guys are. I don't know if any of those guys are going to be reciting any those big four like you've got got springer right now. Then you're going to have korea to embrace writing. And i'm not sure if any of those guys again resigned because of the stink that is attached the astros like their names and the astros. They're gonna wanna go somewhere else to prove that they can play without cheating. The astros are going to sink again. Yeah you're right you know. Yeah that's exactly. What sells so when i saw spring rejected that offer as like. Yeah that's probably the best thing for him. And i know that the the blue jays really really want him. Oh can you imagine him and eulogies. Oh man lineup is going to be so dangerous. Because he's a great leadoff hitter. I i don't like him just because he hits a leadoff home run every time he plays the mariners but man. He's i'm i'm not getting i'm not kidding. That's something you could bet on and win every single time. But yeah he would be. He'd be dangerous in toronto for ship. Yup especially those huge alleys out there. Yeah he he'd be big time for sure. No i liked that. And he'll bring a ton of experience to the to the younger crowd. They're younger team. Teach them how to win like well. We don't do this part of winning but we can do this part of winning without so you know. I wonder if you were going to say the team had to win thing i was was just too good okay. J. t. j. d. rally to also rejected his qualifying offer. I think that was the dumbest thing he coulda done on like. I would not have rejected that. That is guaranteed money in an uncertain year. Take that money and run with it yet especially with good team like the phillies. Yeah i'd i don't understand that and you know maybe he was worried about uncertainty in the front office There's something going on there. I don't know where. He felt just so disrespected by not getting an extension during the season that he was like nope. I'm out but man. I could not believe that. It's definitely it's to me. It's very clearly emotional. Something personal has happened only explanation. Yeah i agree and it's too bad though but pretty much. Everybody in their mother is offering money to to realmuto I did see that. It said the headline that. I saw said that they table offers to realmuto. And i'm like what does that mean does that mean. They're putting them on the table or table. Tabling them like like holding ought offering right. Yeah and there was no on. Obviously i didn't read the article. I just scrolling down the for news but I wonder if they're tabling those like they're holding off on it because he wants too much money. And everybody's like well. I don't know how much money we're gonna have right so well and that's back to what you were saying earlier. Jags out. okay. Let me digress. Back to Spring and real quick k. This came down eight minutes ago. Blue jays gift springer five year offer under one hundred and fifty million acting asking price war. Who that is. That is new. They're low balling him their logo on him. And i think he's gonna take it honestly will for five years. I think he will five years. That's that's a nice long contract and in five years he'll still be. I mean he's he's so he's thirty one right now So he could probably get a comparable comparable deal for four years near when he's thirty six. Yeah and and if there's have to stay in the american league he'll be he'll be de aging but He's not your because he's not going to be the same center fielder but man for sure i'd take it i would. I would take it especially if it's the only one on the table. I wonder if they gave him a time limit. Like i wonder if something in the back offices like are you got three days. That's hard ball. I mean they're playing hardball. So why would they be playing hard all the way around. Yeah so it looks like the mets are the only team. But they don't have an offer out yet okay. Yeah wow so yeah. I think i think springer's going to blue jay going to the blue jays. Yeah k- looks like that's going to happen. I love it. I love it entirely. That actually makes me really happy because a team that needs guy like that and a guy that needs a team like that like that. This is what hot stove season is all about like matchmaking right. It's like arranged marriages. It's yes it is fun. And then you got your guys like dj lemay hugh whose parents did everything they could to set them up with a great deal and a superb offer and you know what they just went. You know what. I don't care i'm going to do whatever i want. Thanks for the new car right when my sweet sixteen you got me a spider and now that boy that dated me the you got me a back. Got the jeep wrangler. I always wanted there. You go and they're like okay now. We found this great match for you in anyway. I'll stop the metaphor but the point is dj lemay. Hugh has rejected the qualifying offer from the yankees. This is not new information. Obviously but what is new is that nothing is new. Nothing has happened. And i wonder brad my question to you about. Dj is will he be one of those holdouts for the will be the last guy to get signed. Or is he going to get scooped up in this next week or two I think it'll be a couple of weeks I think quite honestly. I think he's going to l. a. He's going to be a dodger. I think they're just working out the last. I think they're just working out the last little kinks of that deal. That's what that's just me. Personally i don't know anything Like inside whatever. Because i don't know any of that stuff but personally in my gut. I feel like that's what's gonna happen. Why why what. Please back that up. While i vomit into my sweatshirt. Okay so the yankees. The last couple of years have been like up and down as they come. Yeah right like the highs have been really really high. The lows have been really really low for sure and then come the playoffs. It doesn't seem to work out. you know. This year is a chance to prove that. Prove everybody wrong about the astros and everything you know about the last few years. They just couldn't do. It could make it through the playoffs. The dodgers on the other hand have consistently been the best team in baseball. Yeah you know it remains to be seen in the playoffs. Sometimes and you know a lot who are going to hold the shortened season against them but every every it wasn't even playing field so he shouldn't but they. I mean they've gone from the longest winning streaks that. We've seen the last two three years that they are a steady hand. You're almost guaranteed to win to some degree in l. a. And i think he's a guy who just wants to win wants to go out there and do his job is not gonna doesn't have to carry a team offensively because he was. He and luke void the only consistent like the only guys who were consistent all on the yankees and if he's if he's a dodger he's not to do that he's got guys around him. Who can help carry the load. The he's got guys on base all the time who he can drive in if he's hitting one or two behind. Mookie betts i was going to do is hit a ball in the gap home run. Yeah you know where which you know. A dj lemay homerun is not outside of the realm of possibility. Obviously not at all at a dj lemay. Who double is soup. Excellent is worse super possible. You know so. I feel like he's going to go to the dodgers just because he wants to win. I don't know if it's necessarily a money thing. I think that they're probably like i said just working out some of the some of the final details but because he but working on it for a little while. But i think that's what's going to happen. Well what i think. What position would he play. Second base. yep okay fine. I agree with you. Keep kiki hernandez is out. He's out he gone home. Why are you gotta. So here's so million. I just want him to stay in the soil bad. I know you don't. And i just i know you did. It makes me literally heartsick. I'm like no but whatever it's not about me right now k. It's not about me. let's get onto marcus simeon. Marcus simians in oakland. Not la And he's bouncing around last couple years as a shortstop he needs to find a home and he does who plays shortstop in cincinnati right. Now you know we talked about this. It was that is that young kid. I can't remember his name right now. But they're looking upgrade in cincinnati. So it doesn't seem like he is there any any part of their long-term plan so i think I could see. I could see marco simeon as maybe a third option because like we talked about. You've got wind door and story francisco indoor trevor story who are possibility as well so it. Those are the three hotshot shortstops out there right. So who's in the market for a shortstop. We've got cleveland cincinnati. Both new york teams Oakland if they lose marcus simeon which they are prepared to do and That that's the angel short side. Well i know. Simmons is gone but i can't remember shortstop so maybe we'll throw anaheim in there too. But so who. Would you rather have francisco indoor markelle simeon or trevor story. Honestly i think for the price tag. I would probably rather have trevor story. Just because he's he's a really good shortstop but he's not gonna come at the price tag of lindores you know yep because i mean obviously like if if money was unissued you'd want lender and let's be real. Of course we have to speak practically. Yeah i i do think i think story while he's going to be more expensive than simeon. I think the stories are either. So i agree in which teams gonna get story. Then is the real question. I don't know because he's not a free agent as he's that's a trade. Wow that's a good point. Yeah he's not a free agent. Interesting while my brain's going a million miles an hour. I'm like all right. There's so many different thing. I mean the reason. There's a reason i am not a gm or anything like no. I'm not in a front office somewhere. We could be probably. I don't know. I just the point is it's like you like to sleep too much. Yes i'm going to get worse than what those guys get. I don't want that. It's like being on wall street but with baseball. Yeah yeah exactly right so anyway. Markelle simians on the move. We don't know where he's gonna end up marcello also on the move. He's a free agent. Let's just go through the list of free agents that we have listed here didi gregorius. Liam hendriks blake trinite training. Excuse me and masahiro tanaka who. That's a big one yeah. He's headed back to japan. You just watch is he. Do you think so. Yeah i do. I have in seattle. Honestly i know you would and you can have. The pitching has been approach atrocious. And he's been better than what's been there so like have him come in and kind of mentor. The young guys were maybe two years two and I think. I think you've got a good thing going there. Okay kind of like king felix option to the braves kind of like that. Yeah yeah i'd take it only only more yeah. Yeah and you've got to have them take a discount because you're not gonna pay in the kind of money that he's been getting or anything you know or possibly what he could get in japan but we bring him in. Have a mentor guys. Teach them what it means to work hard win. Because i mean we talked about this before where cliff lee was. I don't remember. We actually had this conversation but cliff. Lee came into seattle and he really taught felix hernandez like what it means to work hard and become a better pitcher because nobody on the pitch on the pitching staff or on. The coaching staff was doing that for him at the time. And you know we've had a complete turnover a pretty much everybody in that clubhouse since then yeah so i don't think that's still going on but to have somebody on the field who can teach that i think that'd be perfect for for the young young staff so yeah that's pretty cool. I didn't think about i like that. So anyway marcus. Like roman what. Oh sorry no go ahead. go ahead marcus stroman. He accepted the qualifying. Offer for with the mets So he's the one that has accepted. But trevor bauer. I guess is the last one that's really needs to be talked about. And we've touched on a couple of times but you know he's asking for a lot of money it really is. It's a ton of money and you know he's he's got an agent who's not going to back down because part of it is she's trying to establish yourself in major leagues as in the major leagues as well well and she's doing a great job she is she's doing she's doing an excellent job so i mean i'm not knocking hurt all i think she's i think she's great she's doing great things but I don't think they're going to settle. I don't think that's in their plans at all. So where where does he end up. Then oh man. I would set you know what last week i would have said san diego he and mike levin juror like brothers you know is gonna be out this year with with tommy john surgery and i could've seen bauer going and kinda take spun rotation this year and then dude next year. Could you imagine those two in that rotation upsetting. Because i want to see the padres go but i'd like to see the padres do will but yeah like i. I don't know where he's gonna go. They're doing a pretty good job of concealing it. I think i do think the yankees are on the table because for him. That's what i was gonna some. I think the mets are also on the table. Because they're going to pay for him. That's exactly what i was gonna say. He's not going to go back to cincinnati because he wants too much money. I think san diego might still be on the table. I don't know for sure just because of the snow thing which are going to get to in a little bit but man. Could you imagine that that wouldn't solar. It wouldn't be fair. Let's do one last. I'm gonna. I'm gonna do a cliffhanger before we go because somebody just gave up one of their starting pitchers and maybe trevor bauer ends up in chicago. Oh and with that. Let's take a break. Ooh the designated hitter the infield fly a ground rule. Double the dropped third strike to some. These seem like strange things to you. These are just baseball. Things shop the baseball things collection at nine plus dot com. All right baseball family. Left you with a little bit of a tease there at the end of that segment because the chicago cubs somehow have decided that it was a good idea to get rid of victor karen teeny and you darvish along with non tendering cal sorber By the way for context and then they traded yu darvish. Victor cantini to the friars. He's going to san diego which is terrifying for everyone who will ever play san diego But what does that mean for chicago and guess brad. Tell us what they got for their deal. Brad a six pack and a bag of balls. I don't know that's kind of what looked like to me Yeah they didn't get much if anything in return so that's as one of two things to me either. The cubs really really wanted to get rid of you. Darvish for whatever reason. I don't know what that reason would be or to me neither. They have no intention on winning this year. And they're gonna rebuild yet because you don't let go of a guy like that if you are trying to win no no you don't and we've we've heard the cubs say you know they've mentioned kris bryant name and trade talks. They've mentioned i don't i mean willson contreras. I think was mentioned. The last week or two in trade talks a-. I don't know i don't know me. And then four score and seven years ago. We heard one hobby by as rumor that has since been dispelled but but when they non tendered kyle schwarzer Old like what that was like that was like the shot across the bow. We all know. Chris brand is is on his way out as quickly as possible. But as no surprise. I think we were surprised the first time we heard that like seventeen years ago and now it's like not a big deal. Yeah we've all we've all gotten used. It's still funny to me baseball. I i don't know if there's something about kris bryant that rubs the front office the wrong way like is it the ownership. Is that the guys who were under theo epstein theo epstein. There's something about that guy that they just don't like off the field. Like i don't obviously i don't know him so i don't know what it would be but it. It's so weird to me that they would just constantly throw his name around and trade. Docs just like yeah. We're going to get rid of our one of our franchise third baseman. Who would like him. Okay has it improved. His performance at all is my question. Because i can see that being somewhat of a like last ditch motivation effort. I don't think it has. I don't know there's either performance and said there's been all that stuff coming out. But i don't know but so the real question is does trevor. Bauer ended up sliding into you. Darvish is spot in chicago I don't think so. Just because like i said it doesn't seem lynn. Getting rid of yu. Darvish does not seem like the move. That team. who's looking to win now is going to make pay. Trevor bauer money to not win now. Yeah you know the okay. Yeah that's a really good point. The white sox that maybe the white sox so maybe he could end up on the south side Because they're in win now mode that's why oh bet. That's why they fired. Renteria was because he was Is actually talking to somebody. Who's kind of in with Some white sox insiders so it's like talking to a white sox outsider. Who's in with insiders that that makes sense. So he said that wrench wrench was hired on as basically a bridge between losing and winning that he was never supposed to be the manager to take that team to the world series. He's going to get them. Get get them to where they need to get ready to win so he was kind of like the training wheels and now that the training wheels are set to come off. They fired him. And that's why they brought in larussa. That's pretty rough and pretty brutal. Yeah yeah especially to be replaced by tony larussa. Yes yep yeah but Like when when. Tony's going on what are they going to say about tony. Yeah well here's why we brought him in and why we didn't find anything. They were issue one. We need we needed to help by fallen. And i can't get up infomercial money. Maybe they were worried about an ageism suit. You're right there. It is diversity equity and inclusion. That's what it is it could. I don't know for all you. Hr people out there. You're welcome were anyway anyway. No i i could see the white sox pony up the money for our not the cubs i could too. Yeah but honestly. I think. Trevor bauer is gonna end up in the mets for the yankees. I think you'll end up in new york one way or another evil to. He's not a dummy. He knows that he made new york. Yep yep but let's neither neither is his agent. Yeah let's go. Let's let's talk about the padres though we've talked about him hearing they're like so the got you darvish for like nothing and then and then break specs and then they go and trade for a guy who didn't want to be traded for in the first place traded from blake's now so the padres who had a pretty good pretty good pitching staff last year now has a great pitching staff and those bats to go with it. I mean we call them. We weren't calling him slammed diego for nothing. You know. it's it's not just hitting home runs. Obviously it's getting on base so that's dangerous. I mean yeah it's all about ob p out there yes awesome. Yeah it's it's fantastic. And i i'm i mean i i've been saying for a while now. Whatever the padres i mean. Do we need to make a t-shirt watch out for san diego. Because they're coming around. Yes yeah what we'll do is we'll make t shirts brown in yellow. It just has watch out there. You go i like it. Let's do it. Okay because see it on the tag. You heard it here first in like a week. Yeah but a couple of days. Yeah but for rails. Though i mean. They're they're dangerous they're scary. They're coming for the dodgers. They're not just going to roll over and let the dodgers take the west now. They're not just going to be happy with a white person doing that. Yeah exactly. They're fed up with that they've been doing that and it's over And it makes me really happy and they might just be young dumb enough to not to not know better and exactly. That's exactly what i think it is. And i say bravo daily and what what did after it and what very good very much. Well and the So what else. Oh josh bell. We gotta talk about josh bell. Oh i know so crazy. K so the nets come off a world series win and just lay lane egg egg for sixty games do brag and i mean. Yeah if ever. There was a championship hangover. It was the nats in twenty twenty. At least it was shortened. Absolutely wolf walker a man but now they're come out and they're like well. This is josh bell guy. We should get back to our winning ways. We've read recovered. And so i'm curious if that's just the first of a few moves that we're going to see like who knows. Maybe they'll come in at the eleventh hour offer. Trevor bauer whole bunch of money and below like a guy. because we're not gonna extend max scherzer. So maybe they will. I don't know. I don't know it's definitely an interesting move. Okay so is 'cause josh bell signed a what a two year deal. I think that's what it was. I'll have to double check it. Something like that short. yeah. I remember thinking. Wow that's short such a young guy with all this potential so My question to you is brad jay. Is this a stone situation for josh bell is. Are we going to see him. In a third team in the next handful of years Or are they going to try and win with joe literally. Try to win with josh bell. And whomever else they can bring on and and he kind of like finds a home there. Well here's the thing is to have a bunch of crap players right. No they still have stephen strasburg they still have one soto who is like i mean. He was in in the mvp conversation this year. I mean he wasn't. He wasn't the one soda two years ago. Which was you know saying something but he was still an mvp candidate this year. And i think he will continue to be because people have compared him to. I wanna say. They've compared him to ted williams with this plate with his plate discipline if he can maintain that with his power. I mean that's a guy who can anchor that lineup if they can build around him. I mean if you've got soto and bell batting back to back come on now. I mean you just gotta you've gotta find a third guy to protect bell and that's it that's not that's not a good trip to the heart of the order for the for the opposition. No so i think in two to three four something like that. Yeah i can see it. Yeah probably two three four Yeah yeah i. I think that. I think he's just one more piece that they're looking to do to look into put in place to compete in. Not maybe not twenty twenty one. I don't know they might. They might get something together and hundred sixty two games who who knows. They didn't twenty nineteen stir. Yeah but yeah he can just be one more piece and if they make a deal between now and the trade deadline. Don't be surprised. no i wouldn't be. I mean i think they're headed to the playoffs. Anyway with josh bell yeah I don't know what that means or how far that will. But i could see that easily i could see it I because i still have ryan zimmerman's leadership in that clubhouse so it's not like yeah you know it's like he's gone anywhere in to have him come in. Have a guy like that. Come in to build that. Give bell josh bell day off. I feel like it's pretty pretty beneficial to for sure so for sure because you're not really you're not really having a major drop-off inability there know for sure. I totally i. Yeah i actually totally forgot about the deal. But when i saw i thought it was really interesting for the future the nets. Yeah so good or they ll a couple of eggs and joshua's like i'm out they could it could it could be you know 'cause 'cause they traded for them and Yeah i think he has promoted. He has another two years on his deal but he could be out at this. I chance if you if you really wanted to if they were terrible. Yeah yeah and with that. I bet once auto probably would do well if that's the way it goes the app then i don't know i don't know that's that's an interesting one to watch interesting guy to watch this next year baseball family. We want to hear from you though why. Why don't you tell us what you're excited about. What trade deals or free agency hangup serve are really bothering you. Are you as bothered about this. Dj lemay who things. I am because i would just love to hear about it. You are brings you joy then. I don't wanna hear about it so just leave me alone. 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Super Tuesday

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

55:44 min | 1 year ago

Super Tuesday

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Wednesday July twenty four two thousand eighteen just one week to go until the trade deadline. I'm buster only back in Bristol Troy Farkas who has established since he's taken over the podcast that he's an early to bed type guy. What what time do you go to bed last night if I had to guess I'd say about nine thirty four P._M.? Eastern okay. I just want to let you know that like a billion alien. Incredible moments happened in baseball after you went to sleep so nice to have I missed so much great stuff while I'm GonNa find out right here what happened let's go. I think it was the best night of baseball this year and typically this year. You know we've kind of streamline the highlights at the top of the show. You're going to hear some great stuff. Let's start with this nationals and rockies Washington wins eleven to one trae Turner another cycle for him swim deep left center field. This is way back. The Brew House Red Seats Left Centerfield trae Turner with a leadoff home run. It is the ninth of his career now the pitch swing a tapper off the pitchers lay in the Atlantic diving murphy gets to it but has no play and the bitch swollen online to write blackman of the run slides can't get it by homeland. The Right Bill Corner Turner heading for second makes the turn. He's on his way to third. He'll be in standing the triple. Here's the pitch sweet light. triplex treats at montage from the nationals Radio Network Edward Stephen Strasburg strikes at eight over six innings but of course the talk after the game was trae Turner Cycle here. He is talking with massin. I'm glad we were on the winning side of it and there's a good game hoping mild tomorrow here just the twenty-six player in M._l._b.. History to have multiple cycles both came against the rockies. Both what was it like to do it in front of these nets bands tonight. Does it was nice. You know the other one was in Colorado this one at home <hes> harder to do it in this stadium smaller but you know there's a lot of fun. It's been a tough year for Robinson no of the mets but he had a great night on Tuesday night to Elrich flexor Alexa order right way back this one is GonNa go into the Corner Homerun for Robertson Pinot. That's his second of the year here at city field the whole slits continue to go robby dose flavor and Queens. It's one nothing lead the homer off of Paddock. Here's the one to the high in the air the right that CPR as backhand there she goes sent his second in again he might flip the signs in front of the Shea Bridge right above the bullpen and rice. He'll on home run again for second of the game the show that's out from W._C._B._S. canot three homers in a five two win over San Diego. What a game dodger stadium last night the angels and the dodgers Mike Trout gave the angels the lead the top of the fifth? Here's the next one on drought and he hits a bomb down the left field side. It's tight to the line fair foul. It is shrouded hair boy. That was its towering boring homerun about the only question was if it was going to stay fair. Mike Trout connects for the thirty third time this season angels are back on top. It's two one Jerry Smith Angels Radio A._M.. Eight eight thirty and the angels had the lead in the bottom of the ninth inning five to four when this happened next sliced in the right field onto base in Kowloon is gonNA fire to the plate Bellenger hitting home throws in time and he is the throws another runner out at home fleet and that was a walk off a cyst from Coal Calhoun the Rangers beat the Mariners seventy-two and troy was gonNA play a highlight for you because is it ended the Rangers eight game losing streak but you know what no one cares so. We're just GONNA move on. Come on I gave you to root zone. Forget forget is we've been talking so much about the giants are unbelievable unbelievable run lately everyone wondering Madison Bumgarner. Was this his last start for the giants at home. He was terrific again last night. Six innings to runs allowed throw on again a lot of cutters a lot of off speed stuff curve balls the cubs trailed forty two top of the eighth inning and tied the score Kerr's round ball tag jason makes you <music> Len Kasper and the cubs television network and yes that game was played in San Francisco but a lot of cubs fans on hand and they waded through nine innings then tenth then the twelve than the fourteenth the giants of course playing a lot of extra innings games lately and Pablo Sandoval came to the plate in the fifteenth inning the Pitch Swing. There's a drive in D.C nephew way back. They're still going way back. The leap <music> and the has wanted his first hit of the night the Lynnfield are GonNa see him all the way back to the wall and made the leap and it was beyond him and the giants are winning for the Panda had home Plankton Douse Him with the Game Ray Jug. The giants have won it by a five to four score. John Lauren can be are in troy. Did you notice it was that kind of night where you have the announcers overwhelming their microphones and I don't mean that at all the criticism we heard that with Terry Smith when he was fired up when the angels won their game in the last night John Miller when Pablo Lasantha walked it off yeah. I wish I was able to hear some of those calls but last I was sleeping soundly in my bed. redeyebeets brewers fourteen to six with help from a U._S._O.. Suarez pretty well headed soirees has third straight plate appearance second time. He's done it against the brewers this year yeah so he is red red hot the reds with a big win over the brewers phillies and the Tigers in the bottom of the fourth thing thinning with the score tied to all the Tigers threaten and the game three to swing and a smashed elected to base it charging Miller green light from the runner at third the throw home the play the play he is dining cristianos tagged out and we will play on France key sports radio ninety four W._i._p.. In the next half inning things turn for the Phillies to to to swing ally Dr Basit to right field kingery comes home to score reese hoskins yet another go ahead R._B._I.. For his team it's a fifty eighth inning single to give the fills a three two lead and they win three two to Oakland in the Astros and the Astros took a tool late in the bottom of the second one to that is lifted in a shallow center field and had all will drop in front of lowry then goes past roles all the way to the wall Brantley can walk no hurry. L. is on his way to third base Yuli. He's being sent home by Kerry pettus. The phone in a play by Baretto is up the baseline. It's an inside the park for Yuli Gurriel and the Astros take a tune-up Bingley Robert Ford K._B._M.. E seven ninety A._M.. Houston led to nothing in the top of the ninth inning but then this happened and that was baby is gone. He will turn in watch. It has taken the lead Matt also a tremendous home run to right field and it's three to athletics over the Astros in the night that sound from Oakland's television radio broadcasts. You see what I'm saying like. It was a tough night for microphones last night Roy. Yeah and that's on the west coast. I don't think about that well. Houston tied the score in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was three all and Ramon Laureano who made that mistake early in the game and Giulio Yuli Gurriel inside the park home run came to the plate. Now here's the pitch and swing shot fair on the left field line in the corner all since around third to score around second go into third candidate going to waive him. He's GonNa come to the point. He's going to score on a two run doubled on the left field line signed by Laureano and the as take a five three lead in the eleventh inning eight sixty am the answer and Oakland wins their game over their division rival four to three the royals in the braves and it was to all all top in the eighth inning the braves already blown the lead and then this happened the two swung hit well deep right center field. That's a way back and that ball is a wake on Lucas Duda almost completely hit it out of the ballpark and the royals are back in front three to two now the braves rallied in the bottom of the ninth trailing five to two something they've done so often this year they had the bases loaded two outs five to four more in this happened and Ian Kennedy is one strike away from getting out of this in hanging on with his fingernails for a save and he got it he and Kennedy Kennedy after the braves had three consecutive singles had the tying run at second base with nobody out but he gets a fielder's choice ground out an infield pop up and a strikeout strikeout royals. Take Game One five four the Indians lead one nothing bottom of the ninth inning Justin Smoak came to the plate for the Toronto Blue Jays. They'll one pitch breaking ball the air straightaway Centerfield burr going back on the run to the wall. He leaves and he can't get it. It's gone just does it again. It's a one one game in the bottom of the night happen sports at five ninety the fan and in the bottom of the tenth inning Justin Smoak came to the plate again the one to ground ball through the hall knocked off the Glove of Ramirez into left field the Blue Jays Rock game-tying solo home run for Justin Smoak next appearance at the plate he whiz the ballgame what an R._B._I.. Basit to score Eric Sogard Red Sox and rays Chris sale good early in this game with a nasty slider but Travis d'arno got to one of the sliders. There's in the bottom of the third all down toward the Corner Johnson <music> dwayne stats on the raise television network scores tied to all top of the seventh inning Christian Vasquez who's had such a good season for the red sox came to the plate. One one delivery hit hi hit will this is pinch hits by creating one out of the ballpark. homerun red sox three Tampa Bay to Josh Lewin W ninety three point seven F._M.. Boston wins is five to four cardinals pirates. Pirates led three to one top of the third inning. Paul Goldschmidt has been red hot and that continued Goldsmith down the left field line hook he starting heated three three and that Dan mcglaughlin on the cardinals television network with that call it was still tied three all Jose Martinez Lena's at the top of the fifth the pitch to Martinez swing a drive. That's it deep right center field to the wall governor Jose Martinez four three cardinals in the fifth inning John Rooney on the cardinals radio network. Now the game of the day was in Minnesota. There were so many unbelievable moments last night but the twins and Yankees Game Wow bottom bottom of the fourth inning the twins completely beating up on Domingo her mind that continued like you right intersects. Here's the bitch break first. The big blow we thought bottom of the fourth inning Dan gladden and the Treasure Island Baseball Network was eight to five at that point but the Yankees would come back and they would actually take the lead in the top top of the Didi Gregorius in the midst of an incredible night another two to lift the year right seventy for D._T.. Gregorious Ryan Ruko on the network. Yes what a night five the heads seven R._B._I.. For Needy gregorious but you know what bottom of the eighth inning the twins would take the lead Dang resort the tying run at first one out eighth inning ten nine New York and the two one pitch swing goes just cleared the second. Ah Corey probe is treasure island baseball network but you know what the Yankees would retake the lead in the top of the Knights. P._C.'s deep the deliverers to two bombers yeah. We were just getting started at the end of the night that would be his second biggest. Contribution is Yankees Victory Again Ryan Ruko on the yes network in the bottom of the ninth inning the twins time the score against the rollers Jabeen in the top of the tenth the Yankees retook the lead Sweeney Lighting Bay City to Right Center field gregorious rounding third he will score Labor Taras delivers in the Yankees back in from here the tent and it was fourteen to twelve bottom of the tenth inning the twins load in the basis and then this happened with two outs the two one gentler lines the airlift center Hixon. Oh my goodness what a catch Aaron Hicks take twelve the final on a sensational leaping lunching grab any fitting finish to an unforgettable night not aww sensational night a baseball Aaron Boone spoke with the Yes network after the game about the wild catch in the wild game once I looked up and caught exactly where he was. I thought he was tracking pretty well but obviously I knew I knew Kepler hit pretty well but I mean what an amazing play that to end amazing game fitting for a game that went the way that it went tonight with so many lead changes late in the game. Yeah I guess I mean that's one of those games for being late July that we'll probably be talking about for a long time and I mean our guys are just really really good at competition and that was the ultimate competition out there where it was obviously tough for both teams on on the mound and so many guys did some really really special things could hear them in there as we were waiting to come in here as loud as they've been all season long. What can emotional win like this do for a team as you continue to grind through a long season? You know what they're they're. They're united group that plays with the game with a lot of confidence and you know th wins like these that come along. You know you have these kind of special days where it's unconventional <hes> where so many guys is have a hand in it. It's just one of those things that I think does help you. Bring bring guys together a little bit but as far as what it does for us. I don't think it changes anything as far as what our expectations are and whatever guy in that room expects of this. Of this club what a night of games it was tremendous. Let's get to it considers. Show the show show show under show the show. Maybe you were in the show with T._v.. Show and Joan field covers baseball for E._S._P._N.. And this is cut right to the chase. What a night of games last night Dave I I think for me anyway totally overreaction guilty prisoner the moment yes and all that said I think it was the best day of baseball we had this year? What are you oh yeah no doubt about it? I think you need about three our podcast today Athens happen. I mean what five extra inning games a fifteen inning game that ridiculous <hes> Yankees twins game. Oh by far buster like we watch baseball every night you get a feeling on these nights that are special Roland a little better than the others this one no doubt best night of the season yeah and it was a night I usually watch the Games one television and I'll just click back and forth and I'll be watching the twitter feed and I'll see what's happening. One game or go to another switch back and forth breath last night was the night I wish at ten televisions because it was hard to I wanted to watch the giants that incredible story that's playing out but then the twins and Yankees was crazy. It was really fun and so you get to choose from the long menu of things off talk about today. You WanNa talk about the giants. Do you WANNA talk about the twins Yankees. I WanNa talk about what's going on with some other teams. You can start us off. I think that twins Yankees game was clearly the game of the night. Maybe the game the year that incredible catch by Aaron Hicks to end it with the bases loaded what the Yankees were down in the eighth and the ninth then they win there now too though this year when they allow twelve runs in a game buster of M._l._b.. He is two and one twenty seven the Yankees are doing oh. It's looking more and more like this might be the Yankee season but I like the giants. I think we have to talk about right this fight. You just you just got up on me. You're like we gotta talk about twinkies and so I'm like get my brain everything. Oh okay so which one we talking about. I gotTA DO Twins Yankees Game Yeah. It was an amazing in game. There's a lot of back and forth and let's face it at the beginning of the game as you say the Yankees looked like it could be their year. They've got the best record in the American league but it also what happened last night also reinforces the need yes they. I need a starting pitcher before we get to Wednesday's deadline because Domingo's Vermont was not great. That is the biggest question. Would you agree with me that that yeah even on a good night if you Brian Cashman you're going to bed like okay. I'm making more calls tomorrow. No all that actually was the one take. I'm glad you asked that because of the inconsistency of late of that rotation as well as the Yankees of played you know yeah. What's your playoff rotation? Do you have a guy that you we know you can count on Tanaka Yeah. He's been pretty good in the postseason the last couple of years but after that James Paxton struggling her mind the twins just lit him up last night so you don't really know what you're going to get from him. They'll playoff experience yeah. Yeah I think the Yankees no doubt are going to be looking at a starting pitcher and look there's no such thing as a moral victory literally for the players but I do feel like a subtext in this series is for the twins to actually beat the Yankees over the last fifteen years every time in big moments it feels like the Yankees just absolutely beat them up and the twins one on Monday. They played a tough game last night. They went into in recent days with their lead SORTA frittering away in the American league central and I know they didn't win last night but I felt like they made a stand. What do you think yeah I think so and I you know they've the out homer the Yankees eleven to four or something like that in this series plus last night they beat the bullpen to runs off written Yup? They scored a runoff Chapman. Who by the way has five blown saves this year? He has not exactly been a lockdown closer then out of struggled with his control there in in the tents but yeah I think think not only knocking her out early but getting to the bullpen like this twins team. I'm not worried about their offense. They can absolutely mash <hes> it'll be interesting to see what they do at the deadline to if they add a starter or reliever the bullpens been pretty good you know but it really struggled last night and that's a great point about the twins beating up on the Yankees Bullpen and Chapman clearly not the same as he's been in the past. He's throwing ninety five ninety seven versus one hundred and two two hundred and three. He's a different pitcher at this point which I do wonder if Brian Cashman's going through and he makes his calls to the Indians and says what's up with Trevor Bauer and he doesn't like the price or if he doesn't like the price and Marcus Stroman and we'll talk in a moment about Madison Bumgarner I would not at all be shocked. Brian Cashman were to look at the lay of the land with available pitching and say you know what we don't know where we're going to get Severino. We don't know how David Garcia is going to help us down the stretch. Maybe what we do is it just build this unbelievable bullpen which can work in the postseason with all those off days so maybe you go out and add one or two elite relievers and you make a strength even stronger yeah. No you could absolutely do that yeah if you go into to a playoff game knowing hey I only need four innings James Paxton her fourteens out of C. C. Chapman yeah he hasn't been as dominant still has a two five six E._R._A.. Britain two six three Tommy keenly two seven five Nevada who won six so David Hale's been an unsung hero in that bullpen two three four yards so yeah no team can match the Yankees depth yeah why not have eight or nine relievers on that postseason roster that you can use it any <unk> time and then you don't really need a good rotation. We've seen at work so yeah absolutely <hes> another way. <hes> cashman can can build that postseason roster all right. Pick another item for the menu if you don't pick giants cubs in your suspended from apart already teased it once already. I tweeted this out this morning that if you're a contender the image of Madison Bumgarner being on your target list is like those images in the on the family picture MORTY MC fly and back back to the future. It's fading is not going to be available. They win last night. There now two games over five hundred they've only got five games remaining before the actual deadline four o'clock next Wednesday one game today against the cubs then an off day than three and San Diego one in Philadelphia and I feel like Dave if they win two games to in the next three it's over Madison. Bumgarner is not being traded. We may already be at that point anyway. Yeah I think so so I know last time I was on last week. You asked me what he do. If you're the if you're the giants and I didn't really have a good answer I think at this point bumgarner stain. I don't think you can sell out your and break it up with the way they're playing. What a Bumgarner say last night? He's never been on a team in a on a roll like this. It's incredible what's happening. Maybe trade one of the relievers you know but you know you can't even do that really racing trading Sam Dyson is not going to turn around your future anyways so I think they keep everybody now. The question is do they try to add something. They don't have a whole lot in the farm system so maybe this is their team but what run completely out of the blue they were terrible. You know through June and this month absolutely incredible. This is what we love about baseball when stories like this can happen that you don't expect yeah I in talking with folks within the Giants Organization the one point they make about this sort of coming out of the blue. Is You know this is a different team than the team that opened the year like they've made changes in sort of that classic Oakland Athletics Way Far Hines Eighty of course came from that organization we saw the dodgers I do stuff similar where he added Chris Taylor at Amax Muncie and you you try to find value with guys who maybe are not valued by other organizations and they've had guys step up Vienna Vanderbilt Guy Really happy for Mikey strengths. I knew that he said Yeah. We'll moments where the giants but this is not the same team that opened the year no in fact. They're opening opening day lineup. Had I mean this guy is Joe in left field. What's his connor? Joe was their opening day leftfielder opening day right fielder Michael Read. I think both those guys lasted like a week you know they were you know kind of clueless coming out of spring training on where they were going certainly looked like an old. Over the hill team they haven't been good the last couple of years yeah and they're getting some surprising performances from a farm system. That supposedly was terrible. Yeah Mike You stransky was not a prospect. He's an older kid but he's given them production in the outfield field which they didn't have last year and didn't have on that opening day lineup and on the flip side of that loss last night on the loss on Monday Chicago cubs who played well in the first days out of the All star break but they've now lost three in a row they are a half game ahead of the cardinals in the national league central. They're trying to gain traction. What's gone on since the all-star break is sort of absolutely lined with everything Theo Epstein has talked about where the lack of consistency and it makes you wonder a you know what type of moves he might be considering the trade market but also always in the back of my mind? I'm wondering about Joe Man because he's contract's up at the end of this year and I said this on the podcast before and I think it's worth saying again if you're the'll and you've made up in your mind and I gotta believe that after what four and a half years with Joe that they already know whether or not they're going to give me an extension and if they're not gonNA give him an extension and you have access to the guy that you think you might want to replace them with and again this. This is total speculation on my part. Whether it's Joe Girardi or David Ross I mean why wouldn't you at least think about it now given the struggles of the team given the fact that you're trying to shake things up what do you I think interesting idea. I hadn't thought about about that. You know this is a move. I don't know how this works but hockey teams do this. All the time you know say Louis the blues the Bryans that this year right they were my my. If I remember right my hockey facts terrible the early part of the season fired their coach they go onto. They won the Cup right so baseball. Has I guess it's happened before I mean Bob Lemon. Yeah I in nineteen seventy eight seventy with the MARLINS and three. I don't know if there's been a recent example but yeah. I don't know I mean I'm I always look at the players. I and I'm looking at last night's lineup Carl Schwartz Three Sixteen on Bass Albert moreover has really struggled at the plate this year to seventy two on base bullpen obviously has had its ups and downs but sometimes it's easier to replace one guy than four or five so yeah. That's an interesting bit of speculation there all right so and again. It's just pure speculation. I have no indication but I think that that I if you're the cubs that has to at least be part of the internal conversation it might be that they want to keep adding to an extension after this year then fine you roll along and you look to make other changes in and you identified when you mentioned Kyle Schwarzer with his on base percentage. I feel like that if they cubs make a change in their everyday line. If that's where it's going to be like they kyle Korver they love him personally. They loved the talent. He's he shown the talent from time to time but the consistency just is not been there and I gotta believe that if they upgrade in the position players that's probably the area that they would go all right so you know on this long menu of possibilities. You got braves royals. You got the dodgers angels you get Oakland in the Astros incredible game last night Matt Olson with a ninth inning home run cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt role in Red Sox race which of those you want to talk about well. I think the cardinals are interesting especially how that they're that they're array there and Goldschmidt. What couple nights in a row now is some big hits we look at what's gone wrong with the cardinals? Maybe maybe this is what they were you know but they haven't had anybody have a big superstar are kind of season. Goldschmidt hasn't been that Guy Matt Carpenter's really struggled as Oona you know hasn't had that big year like like he did a couple years ago with the marlins but maybe the only need these guys. Have you know two months of a superstar kind live season and that could be enough we keep waiting for that offense to sorta clicked into gear and maybe Goldschmidt you know we'll we'll lead the way so I suddenly find the cardinals a very intriguing in the N._l.. Central and we saw what Paul Goldschmidt did last year he was early in the year he struggle against high velocity and the turn it on and he went nuts down the stretch and rebuilt his value and that's why the cardinals traded foreign-invested that long term contract. I feel like that. If the cardinals win this division Dave it's going to be because Paul Goldschmidt goes crazy in the second half and Jack flaherty turns it around because we know Jack clarity can be better than what he's been so far this year yeah no doubt he was on sort of my list of N._l.. Cy Young candidates imitates at the start of the year he was so good in the second half last season has stuff is unbelievable. He's got four or five wipe out pitches yeah. He's he's been one of the more disappointing pitchers for me this season. He should be better than yet in the you know. Some of the numbers are fine. You know ten point one cases per nine. The home runs are what everybody's giving up home runs. I get that but he's giving up too many but yeah he he has ace kind of stuff and their bullpen then there bullpens good even without Jordan Hicks. They got a lot of depth down there. This is could be one of those really typical cardinal season where they kind of scuffle than they sneak into the playoffs and then they win at all. That's what happened in two thousand eleven. They'd be cardinals team again right. What was the other year nineteen eighty s two thousand six when they won eighty two thousand six two thousand six? I remember the end of that year. I actually wrote a story about this. They bumped into an advance scout. <hes> the Seattle you remember the cardinals absolutely limped into the postseason. They were playing terribly and I had an advance scout. Tell me this is the worst playoff team I've ever seen in my life and they went on and of course won the world series okay. Let's braves royals dodgers angels Oakland Astros Red Sox race well red sox raised. I was just down in Tampa those talking to some locals you know for. It's sad that they're not generating more enthusiasm down there but another they're tough loss for the raise last night. I was so high on this team two weeks ago and I don't know if they're going to make the playoffs now. They hit the wall. The bullpen has has been really inconsistently and they just can't can't generate quite enough offense. It seems like when they're playing the red sox or the Yankees took a play with the big boys so I don't know I love the raise good team but I'm starting to have my doubts about them. Yeah two weeks ago. I had executives other teams. Tell me they thought that the rates might be the most aggressive team before the devil because they were rolling and if they got a couple nice pieces they would be dangerous. Team will now winning the divisions pretty much out of the question. They're going for a wildcard spot and the raise more than any other team team. Maybe we'll play the numbers and the numbers say that this is not a team where you want to do huge upgrades unless they find that perfect trade where they add a player with more than just two months of control and non rental who can help them for next year using some of surplus they have in the organization but maybe their expectations the expectations are front office for what they might get before the deadline will be tamped down. I'll take you I'm gonNA hijack it now. I'm going to say on braves royals what we've seen in the last last week. I think it's changing how the braves are thinking going into the trade deadline Madison Bumgarner. If he got traded I think the braves would be the team to land him but as we say it probably not is a realistic possibility at at this point I got to believe the braves are going to really ratchet up with the bullpen because when you try to match them up in a postseason series in your mind against a team like the dodgers against a team like the Washington nationals <hes> to me that would be the biggest question question mark I think they're okay and the rotation of Kevin Gospels Okay. They're not great. I think it'd be underdogs but at this point I'd say adding bullpen would be the priority. What do you think yeah and you know giving up three runs in the eighth last night to lose that game? I always Dallas Kaikal. I'll trust that guy in October. You know in the rotation that I'm with you this late game bullpen struggles. The offense has been very good. I'm not too concerned about about what they can put on on the board. I'm with you bullpen bumgarner perfect fit of course. I don't think that's going to happen bullpen for the braves. Dodgers lose last night to the angels when Kole Calhoun makes a great throw at the end of the game but you know the dodgers are rolling. They're leading the National League West. I think it's fourteen games as of this morning. I sent out a note yesterday. What I'm hearing is that the dodgers trade-focused not surprisingly extremely narrow? They're not just looking for bullpen help. They're looking for elite. Bullpen help talked about Vasquez Felipe Vasquez. The pirates we talked about Brad handed the Indians. I gotTA believe Ken Giles might fit their description given how well he's throwing but that that makes sense to me that everything that Andrew Friedman every call now Andrew. Andrew Freeman's making is built around the idea of adding high and relief. What do you think yeah no doubt and I think I wrote this last week? This is kind of the dodgers gleyber Torres Aroldis Chapman moment you know Yup. They've been there the last two years ears you gotTa make this trade. We all know what the dodgers need and yet. Maybe you give up too much but you can get a guy like Brad hand or Ken Giles that are controllable beyond this year so you can get that elite reliever without just be in rentals tall so they have a good farm system. I think they gotta deal from and get that that guy for the bullpen right two more quick ones before you go yesterday. The Los Angeles dodgers announce. They've got a renovation their ballpark. You know I absolutely really love that. I think my biggest reaction to the announcement yesterday was the fact that they are now going to build a statue of Sandy Colfax than I thought my first thought was wait. They don't have a statue Sandy Colfax already. That was my well Edward Robinson but yeah let's get Colfax and Drysdale and some of those other great dodgers you know that have played there through the years yeah but yeah stadium renovation. I don't know how they're going to get all this done by next year's all star art game <hes> but it makes sense anybody who's been there. It's it's hard for the fans to kind of get around you know they have those narrow staircases if you're going from one level to the next <hes> so they're going to have that big concourse out out in the outfield so it sounds like some some ambitious planning here for the dodgers and again Janet Marie Smith is in the middle of that and architect to was involved in the camden yards project back in the early nineties working. Larry Lucchino is the president of the Orioles at the time and I've always felt like Dave that in some form or fashion Larry and Jan Marini need to the honored at the hall of fame because they have completely changed with the Camden yards project and since then she's been involved in renovations at Fenway Park. I think she was involved in the renovations. Wrigley field now involved with the renovations at Dodger Stadium. I mean she has had tremendous impact on how people see Games it ballparks since the Camden yards project. That's a really good point yeah. She's now a senior vice president for the dodgers and if you think about yeah what is the biggest change in baseball in the last twenty five thirty thirty years. It's the ballpark right no doubt about it. We've got rid of the old multipurpose astroturf stadiums. These new ballparks obviously are terrific and yeah. There's people like her behind the scenes means who really started this revolution with with Camden yards yeah the I think the perfect award for her and Larry would be the Buck O'Neil award which is about the legacy and a lifetime achievement award for contributions the baseball baseball so that's I. I'm excited to that. They'll renovate dodger stadium rather than blow it up and go someplace else because that that is a place where when you go there and you see game. It's absolutely perfect experience. They're just keeps getting getting better and better just like our experience watching games like yesterday. Dave go back and rewatch all last night's games just to get ready for tonight there you go. Thanks for doing this. All right. Thanks guys will be back in a moment with Hembo but I you know how they say. Say a great offense starts with a great defense. Will that's especially true when it comes to the fuel you put in your car. Shell v Power Nitro. Plus premium gasoline is engineered with four levels of defense against gunk where corrosion friction to help keep your engine running like new and now you and your car have even more reasons to celebrate the shell great gas giveaway. Is your chance to win free fuel for year one of thousands of prizes with the total price value of over a million dollars. 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You are a fact sky like I could see you in the jury room deliberating over whatever case would be in front of you. You are in fact rooted person but if our defense attorney Oh my God you would scare me. Strike me as being like the hanging judge type of personality when if you were to make up your mind you would drive through in that room all those all the other jurors to get the decision you thought was right. I have watched law and order episodes and that's actually the court has that we're going to here in New York so watch enough of those episodes where I have. I I definitely have my delivery down. I am excited to fulfill my civic duty. Yeah Troy we do agree with me like Hembo would scare Jermaine if I were if I were on the other side of the table I would not want to see how just happened my foot down just tapping my foot man. We got a lot of great stuff to talk about of course an incredible night a baseball last night. <hes> let's talk about Jayco to Rizzi of the Minnesota twins. They'll start against the Yankees tonight on Wednesday night baseball on E._S._p._N.. And he has modified his pitch mix against right handed hitters with extraordinary effectiveness buster writers are batting only one sixty four against him its lowest mark in the American League and I've identified as Cutter Hutter as the biggest reason why I shared this with the game crew as well but odor Rizzi has thrown three hundred cutters to righties season after throwing only thirty last season and that pitch has kept hitters off his force team fastball he has set up four seamer with that cutter when eight hundred eight times against righties the season hitters are one four twenty eight in at-bats ending on those pitches they've chased with forty percent frequency and swung and missed with thirty three percent frequency that is music to the years of one arena but Nina yeah yeah exactly and they're excited for Jay z's a good guy and it's nice to see them having breakout season this year after I dealing with injury problems in the past you love baseball history bring a lot of history lessons. Give us one on Walter Johnson the big train this week in one thousand nine hundred eighty three Walter Johnson became the first pitcher to reach three thousand career strikeouts. That's a mark no pitcher achieved until Bob Gibson in one thousand nine hundred seventy four and that just provided me an excuse this year a few of my favorite anecdotes regarding the greatest pitcher that ever lived but don't take my word for the first time ty Cobb face Johnson he said I encounter the most threatening sight I ever saw on a ball field. The thing just hissed with danger. We couldn't touch him. Every one of US knew we met the most powerful arm ever turned loose in a ballpark cy. Young is often credited with being the most durable pitcher ever but I would argue that Walter Johnson's record of one hundred and ten career shutouts might be baseball's most unbreakable record no other pitcher in baseball history has exceeded ninety wall Clayton Kershaw owns the record among active pitchers with fifteen but history. Does it remember just how good a hitter he was buster. He produced one hundred fifty nine extra base hits. That's most among modern era pitchers and batted four thirty be three in one thousand nine hundred ninety five as a thirty seven year old remarkably it remains the highest batting average in any season during which play recorded at least one hundred plate appearances in the live ball era lastly Johnson's final career appearance came on September Timber Thirtieth of nineteen twenty seven as a pinch hitter he flew out to Babe Ruth in right field to end that ballgame buster in the inning before ruth hit his sixtieth homer of the season while that that's I didn't. I didn't know that the the story about the last fly ball to the babe ruth that's really cool real quick and there's no way that you'll be able to be able to prove this is completely subjective based on you and I seeing a video of past movies of his motion and how catchers caught which was often sort of in this standing up crouch type of situation. How hard do you think Walter Johnson through based on contemporary accounts relative to other pitchers and based on that <hes> the video evidence and so we see because my guess would be somewhere in the range in ninety five ninety six miles per hour? I think that's probably on the high end of my guests. I will say that people that faced both Bob Feller and Walter Johnson argued that Walter Johnson through harder definitively harder and they're old video like you said that you can see sort. Board of how hard he throw the start the the police cars soon as as soon as you release it seventy five miles an hour we we come a long ways into the now with with track man pitch F X and Stack and everything else but I would suspect that he threw ninety miles an hour at a time very few pictures pitches were probably even throwing eighty all right. Let's talk about the giants they own the best record in baseball since June the thirtieth at seventeen and three buster they've come from behind and nine of those seventeen wins they are six and oh in games that reach extra innings and onate plus eleven run differential after the ninth inning their pitching staff has thrown six and two thirds more innings and face nineteen more batters than any other team in baseball during that span obviously has the virtue of all those extra inning games but if San Francisco was going to crawl back into the playoffs it won't come easily by opponent record the giants and the most difficult remaining schedule and the National League further baseball prospectus uses a metric called third order win percentage which measures a team based on underlying underlying statistics and opponent quality. They still grade the giants as the second worst team in the National League well well. Maybe they'll get through that schedule. If they play a lot of extra inning games told the story in the podcast yesterday tell it again I was texting x and the other day with Duane kuiper longtime giants announcer about how they've done and how they've done it and he mentioned he said well we own the tenth through the sixteenth inning and he was kidding but I texted when they wanted the extra oh no problem when they when they went into action because you guys own the tenth through the sixteenth and that's what happened again. I tweeted out this morning Hembo that this situation with Madison Bumgarner now reminds me of that seen from back to the future and Marty MC flies families beginning to disappear from the picture I feel like Madison Bumgarner is now disappearing from the trade target list of all contenders because at this point unless they completely collapsed over the next ninety six hours they lose every game they play. I don't see how you trade him. What about you? You can't reconcile trading Madison Bumgarner with two months left of club control. I can't imagine that the return they'll receive for him is significantly more than what they might. As far as a compensation pick is concerned assuming zooming that do offer him that qualifying offer but I feel like four hundred eighty in that front office is actually in a <hes>. It's being described as a precarious position and compromised in some ways. I don't feel that way at all in fact this is a win win for them. They didn't expect to win this year. None of the projections Sion's expected that they would win this year but they're in a position to win their their fans are packing that ballpark once again like they always do with the equity that they have built up over the last decade or so playing under Bruce Bochy to me. This is a no brainer like you said unless they totally collapsed over the last over the next week here they can't possibly sell and frankly they might even be wise to add a battery to for the last two months of the season and look if you if you end up missing the playoffs so be it but anytime in baseball you have an opportunity to win you do so and I think Zaidi's certainly smart enough to recognize that right Hembo. You're off the jury duty. Just remember one word mercy you gotta later. Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the dark inside the other nesting does it has plenty of time to think if we could sadly she has no brain however when in most nesting doll here's the Geiko not only saves people money but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years she thinks it's obvious you should switch because because yes switching to Geico is a no brainer pity in a most nesting doll and her lot in life because we're tired of getting yelled at for somebody else's work biased and would rather get yelled at for the stupid stuff that we do in this is why the Seattle Mariners play in the two thousand sixteen world series. Oh what a loser this is the baseball tonight power ten and now I thought I would use my son's help and generating this week's power ten but I think after the braves lost the royals he was depressed and just didn't WANNA get out of bed this morning and so unfortunately we're just GONNA have to go with my power ten which is fine because it's certainly better than your. I Roy all right. I don't WanNa hear this okay okay. I got dodgers one Yankees to astros three. That seems pretty simple to me. What do you got yes? I do have these same three as you. Although I really want to consider moving the Yankees up to one. I'm not ready to pull the trigger on it yet but oh maybe assume on dodgers are the best team right now. Braves Twins Oakland Indians. What do you got? I have the exact same thing buster all right. There's no chance will agree on eight hundred through ten. I got nationals coming on like gangbusters. I got the giants because I'm GonNa ride that streak. They're playing great and I got the cubs and I gotTa tell you it was a struggle to come up with the National League central team for the power ten yeah. That's always the struggle that I have every week. Is I need house like man. I gotTa work the essential in here but I did not have them in here. I so I go while you raise at a red sox at nine and the nationals at ten okay I got. You can't say you're unreasonable yeah. I can't say her unreasonable. I think you're sleeping on the nationals a little bit. They're they're playing great. They are playing great and I I love your giants pick. That's going out on a limb but they're playing so well right now. I'm not ready I mean I think it's fifty two and fifty is the record today so I'm not ready to put them there yet but they certainly trending that way. Leisure tweets deleted tweets this morning. Let's get right to them. The first one comes from Mike Redmond at 'em underscore read thirteen. If the Yankees Skis go get a Robbie Ray type starting pitcher could Luis Severino be an option coming out of the bullpen Mike I wanNA know. Did you put surveillance equipment in the front office. I just need to know that because that's exactly what they're thinking. They don't know exactly how Luis Severino Severino could help down the stretch. They don't even know for sure that he's going to help because he's coming back from an injury and if he had a setback at this point he probably would be lost in the air but yes coming out of the bullpen is an option for Severino such a crazy sport to think that just one year later after after the incredible season Severino had last year that we're talking about coming out of the ball pitched indelible dances haven't contributed one pinch with the Yankees this year. It's too bad but yet here they are second best in Baseball Brian Ryan Simpson at one two zero two seven four. Hey Buster reading articles about how the Astros are looking to trade for a frontline starting pitcher so why in the offseason today not work harder to sign Charlie Morton that guy's been cy young level level for the race and look. I can't tell you for sure if this is absolutely the reason why the Astros passed on them. I can tell you for sure that there were teams greatly concerned about his medicals that they were and I don't think it's a big deal to talk about. Analogous Charlie's made it clear that he's going to go through this two year contract and then he intends to retire but there was a lot of discussion that I heard during the wintertime like Charlie Morton we love him. He's a great pitcher but man that scares you to give them a multi year. Deal kick themselves right now. Although they really don't need it they'll be fine front office curmudgeon at curmudgeon front buster in troy to one extent the use of the braves rotation crean issue with innings limitations for the playoffs. Is this a team. That's built for October not right now but there's a week to go before the trade deadline look I. I love the braves in terms of what they're building to me for the foreseeable future they will be a favorite to win the National League East because they great young core but let's face it but <hes> with their young starting pitchers and the inning limit the that you mentioned maybe some concerns about the back in the bullpen. Maybe some concerns about the depth of the rotation in the postseason yeah. They have to get better. That's why Kevin Gosper start. The other night was such a big deal with in the braves organization. They needed somebody to step up to give them a chance to be a stabiliser. Once we get to the big games certainly be an entertaining to you for the next few October's we can imagine last week comes from Ben Swinnerton Swinnerton be buster you mentioned on on yesterday's Podcast J._d.. Martinez going back into free agency. This winter is defensive metrics or poor and he has only played twenty six games in the outfield this season would n._f._l.. Teams pursue him or his market limited to a handful of AOL teams. I think it would be exactly the way it was the last time we're yes. There would be teams concerned about his defensive metrics. Remember that that conversation was going on two years ago when he was going into free agency among teams when he was thirty years old well now he's thirty two and I think that as good of a hitter is is I think teams investing a multi year deal in him would probably be comfortable only if they had access to the D. H.. I do think he's going to be limited if he were to opt out of his contract to American League teams aims really good tweets today. Keep them coming. Please tweet at Buster tweet at match Reenter Score Farkas use the Hashtag which tweets my thanks today to dave show on field into Hembo and it Troy Farkas to produce the podcast everyday.

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Winter Meetings: Day 1

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Winter Meetings: Day 1

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We're going to be talking with Alvin Gonzales about the dodgers in the angels and Garrett Cole and Stephen Strasburg and how that all fits together some notes notes as we go into today's podcast Mark Lerner one of the nationals owners came out and told NBC sports Washington that he will not be able to nationals will not be able to afford both. Anthony Rented Stephen Strasburg. Of course two of the premier free agents in the market this winter the other day. The padres made a deal for the race. Tommy Tommy Fan picking up Hunter Renfro and also. There's a swap of minor leaguers people. I talk to absolutely love this deal for Tampa Bay in terms of the value. They got back back. The New York mets announce the other day that the Wilpon family is negotiating to sell controlling stake in the mets to hedge fund manager. Steve Cohen. That is had it had a lot of rip ripple effects around baseball. We'll be talking with Sarah about that. And the other day the braves signed lefthander Cole. Hamels to a one year eighteen million dollar deal and and we got word on Sunday night. The too tall famers former Labor leader Marvin Miller and longtime catcher Ted Simmons. Let's get to it seam. Heads Rejoice Timmy. Time this great game or what with Tim Kirkman on Baseball Tonight and Tim Coaching covers baseball free. ESPN and he has for a long time. And Tim. Thank you and I've been on the same page wondering for years when it would be. The Marvin Miller would be honored and inducted into the hall of fame and that day has arrived What we feelings when you heard the news well should have happened twenty years ago? Buster sure that Marvin Miller went into the hall of fame if the Hall of fame is indeed a museum that chronicles the history of baseball which it is then. Marvin Miller has to be in. He's one of the most influential people in the history of the game. He's not there with Jackie. Robinson and branch Rickey and Babe Ruth. But he's in that similar conversation because of what he has done to the salary structure in Major League Baseball nineteen eighteen sixty six. The average salary of a major league player was nineteen thousand dollars. That's when Marvin Miller took over the minimum was six thousand one dollars for a player and now look at were salaries have gone. But it's not just that he raised the salaries for players. He did so much more a to influence the game today by challenging the reserve clause with the help of curt flood and Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally and others but he you changed the way that baseball the business of baseball is done and therefore he needs to be in the hall of fame he should have been in the hall of fame. Twenty me years ago. The interesting thing about him is Tim. Is that my sense is and I never really got to know him at all. But my sense is in all that I've read about Him and all I heard from players who actually did know was that it wasn't like he was someone who is a baseball fan. Who was looking for the best? In baseball he was is a lawyer who is representing his clients and it turned out that a lot of what he advocated for. Really help the game. What do you think yeah? I mean he came I am from I believe the the you know the steel industry and Yep he was a labor lawyer and he took on a new case which was Major League Baseball. I got to know him a little bit in nineteen eighty one when I covered that strike and he screamed at me right in my face a couple of times which I deserve by the way I was like fourteen years old. Well let me know what I was doing. Point is he was he took on a case and he was the strongest man in that he was. It's just not going to bend when he was going to take care of his people and that's why the game got better because of him and he. He did many things to help the players and to help the game. which is remarkable guy who didn't grow up in the game loving the game but he's still affected the game game in many many positive ways? All right tell me why he yelled at you Well I ask a stupid question. I'm sure because because I just didn't understand what I was talking about I was too young. It was my first labor negotiation. I didn't understand the you know the verbiage of how to talk to a Labor lawyer I could talk to an outfielder not a lawyer very well back then and I ask a stupid question and he basically yelled at me and told me it was a stupid a question and he was right so just spinning this for a little bit. Are you using his experience and put it into the current context. It's it's interesting because in conversations I've had with players in recent weeks and in recent in the last couple of years I've said to them. Look if you go back and you re John Hillyard Book Lords of the Realm if you talk to the former players. One thing that Marvin Miller was really really good at was I think getting players to understand why some of the things that they were doing were important and getting the players invested in the process in getting the players together because my observation to players players current players has been. I don't know if you guys necessarily have that. What do you think Tim? Yeah and I think that's one of the issues that we have right now. Posture as you know. Is that a lot of these players. Current players have never been through a labor negotiation. They simply don't know. Oh how this works. And it's not their fault because they've never been a part of the process because thank goodness. We've had labor peace for almost twenty years so they don't know about Marvin Miller and the people that came before and after him they don't know what players went through during a strike a work stoppage. And that's part of the issue that we have now is. We look forward a couple years. How are these players going to deal with something that they don't know anything about and that's what Marvin Miller was so good at doing was explaining? This is why we're doing this and let me show you why we have to do this. This and this is what the new this is. What the Union is now going to have to educate the players to now and they could really use some help? Marvin Miller because again explained it all so very well Ted. Simmons was on the Writers' ballots just one year in one thousand nine hundred ninety four. He got three point seven seven percent of the votes which meant that he got fewer than five percent required to stay on the ballot. He fell off and yesterday. He got the phone call that he's going to the hall of fame as voted down by the special committee. What would you think about him going in well? I think he's a hall of Famer. I was I've been on these committees before as I told you. Buster and it's it's a tremendous privilege to serve on those committees. It's also a really difficult job and I believe the first time I did. The committee Ted. Simmons was on the list and I. I'm not rooting or voting for anyone. I'm just trying to present the facts correctly and I think I presented pretty well. That Ted Simmons should be in the hall of fame. That was five years ago and now he is when you look buster. When he retired he had the most hits and most doubles of any catcher? Ever guys. Who who caught seventy seventy percent of their bats that's came has a texture add more seventy five? RBI seizes that that time than any catcher in history. I grew up watching him play. He's one of the great hitting catchers I've ever seen and I think it took too long to get him in but bustard the bigger point here is. He should not have been kicked off the ballot after one year. There just wasn't enough room for him and this is another plea by me to say we should be able to vote for as many guys on that ballot as as we want in order to give the Bobby grinches Blue Whitaker's Ted Simmons on another look other than one year on the ballot but sometimes James Their ten guys on the ballot better than you and you're still a hall of fame like Ted Simmons. That's the tricky part for me. And that's where I think a hall hall of fame should look into this a little closer that maybe we should allow these guys to vote for more than ten people if they feel. They're more than ten guys eligible for the hall of fame. We've got about two minutes left. I wrote a column yesterday about Harold. Baines in how induction without a doubt is going to change how some candidates are looked tat because of where herald was with his production his career. And we're some of the candidates are in. You mentioned that you know you've been on these special committees in the past. I gotTa tell you tim based based on the precedence that the that the voters on this committee should have to look at. I think this might be one of the most thankless jobs ever at this point because it's hard to find consistent strain strain and that to me is a voter when I used to vote for hall of fame stuff that to me was always the thing I was looking for now. It's really difficult. Yeah I I I again. It's a privilege it's an honor. I've been asked to serve four different times and but I'm wondering if I should be doing this again because it is is so difficult and it puts me in a difficult situation sometimes as a writer reporter journalist who is sworn to secrecy as I should be in one of those meetings and yet I'm in the business of asking questions and people asking me and I'm not allowed to speak about something that's the way it should should be but it is such a difficult process and being in that room I could write like write a book about being in that room for different times but I'm not allowed to and I'm not going to but I can promise you no matter how hard you think. It is outside the room. It's harder insider. Well Yeah I think it's great. Ted Simmons Getting Hall of fame. I think it was great last year and Harold got in but when you look at the production for other candidates who looked at yesterday or over the weekend Dwight Evans and Dale Murphy and Lou Whitaker et Cetera et CETERA etc.. Can't I I think it's getting more and more difficult to figure out. Okay what who is a hall of Famer and who's not all right. Tim thanks for doing this okay. Buster Turkey soon numbers game sirloin reporter and a producer L. Dot Com Sarah. We got the news last week. That your team. The mets will be going undergoing an ownership change over the next five years they are working in agreement with steep coned to take over are as the owner of the team and according to the agreement over the next. Five years Fred and Jeff Wilpon can will continue to be in the club's hierarchy the and be involved in the decisions but I haven't spoken to anybody who actually thinks that that would be the case typically. The person WHO's buying the team takes control earlier as a a mets fan. What was your reaction to this This news yeah you know I mean. I think that this is something. That fans certainly have been pretty vocal about wanting to see for a while so from that perspective. It seems like a good thing. You never know exactly what's going to happen. I know that the sales don't happen just overnight but the five years what you were talking about does seem interesting. You know. We'll see exactly what happened. I agree with you that I know that everything was reported that it would be the ones would still be involved. But I just can't imagine spending all that money on a team and not wanting to not making a case to be part. The decision making from the Gecko you know from from cones perspective. We've seen this team's not necessarily compete with the Yankees in in terms of blue going after free agents and the market that they're in over. I mean for a long time now so it would certainly be something. I think that fans would want to see for them to be operating like a big market team in New York. Yeah I think this is absolutely a game changer. You know he would become according to reports the wealthiest Oh theus owner in baseball and look even if for the moment. He's standing on the side politely. If in the fall of two thousand twenty or two thousand twenty one you know somebody nobody like a monkey. Bats are Francisco. Indoor three years now Aaron judge was in the free agent market and this was a player he wanted. He'd essentially be adding to his own own bill. It would be on his own dime. Even if he had the Wilpon 's running the day to day operations he would be able to influence by simply stepping in and said. Hey that's that's what I WANNA do. I think everybody in baseball sort of curious about what this means for Brody van wagon and their general manager but the fact is is that. If you're a mets fan you probably probably going to be able to dream in a way that they really haven't with very few exceptions Carlos Beltran signing being one. They've never really been involved with the highest price guy in the marketplace good place. Yeah definitely and again. I just think that that's what you see a team from New York and you you expect them to write just at face value. Not knowing much about the franchises Sanchez's just kind of knowing how sports work in markets in cities in this country. So it would certainly be refreshing in a way to see them. Choose to and be Able A to compete in that market. And I don't know if you saw this from Tim Britton of BS Luttig but you know there were a lot of people. Sort of digging into Cohen is a big art collector. In the money he spent air and I don't know if you saw this nugget that he wants spent one hundred forty one point three million on a statue called the pointing man which is more than the mets have ever spent committed to any player on contracts. I very much enjoyed that very much. Alleys you imagine now when Frank mccord it was owner the dodgers you'd hear from people with Major League FOLSOM frustration because they felt like boy. The Los Angeles dodgers are one of the signature franchises for baseball. But but at that time their payroll was in the eighty million dollar range and the full power. The franchise wasn't really being exploited by Frank mccord. But then he was forced out of ownership Russia by Major League Baseball he sells the Guggenheim Foundation. And since then the dodgers it becomes exactly what baseball needs to be and they won the division the last seven seven years Andrew Friedman's front office is considered to be a model of how you run a big market team. So we've seen that potential unlocked in the dodgers case. And I think there's a good chance We're going to see that happened in the mets case all right. Let's take a look at some of the The story lines that are developing during the course this winter one of the interesting decisions made I think has been then by the Texas Rangers to build their rotation as they go move into their new ballpark next spring around these mid level signings. They're not really involved as far as as we know in Garrett Cole or Stephen Strasburg but after signing Lance Lynn with three year thirty million dollar deal last winter and signing Mike Minor this winter you saw them go outside cow Gibson sign Jordan lyles to a deal That both those deals in the middle of rain. How close do you think byard contending? I don't know about close to contending only because they're in such a tough division there you know with the Astros who are you know a perennial playoff team at this point. In as who has shown how competitive they can be especially over these last two three years but I do think that they're taking. I obviously every every team would like to have Stephen Strasburg anger coal. But I think that they're taking a good approach. I mean beyond signing one of those guys because they're rotation beyond on my minor and Lance. Lynn was so bad last year. All their other starters combined for seven point two two era. I mean. They're pretty much in the situation. Where any any arm that can keep an e are going under about four and a half is worthwhile you know so I'm glad to see them addressing the rotation in? I think that you know one interesting interesting. Thing is whether addressing the rotation in this way shows that maybe they are very serious about Anthony Renzo that they might try to sign someone else donaldson or someone else like that if they aren't able to get him because it does seem like they are trying to improve even if we don't see them with the absolute biggest pitching name out there and I've heard rival executives say privately. They think that they will be the favorites. Assign Anthony run down two minutes to quit once for you. How close do you think? The white SOx Arctic intending. You know I I would if they won the division this year like we wouldn't be expecting all of that but I wouldn't be completely surprised because because the Indians are tending towards being very not competitive. Right they could trade Francisco in Oregon even if they don't. I mean we saw what happened in this year and there many ways that they could could end up being worse this coming year twenty twenty and the twins are going to regress. You can't have that kind of offense and season in two straight years. They're pitching fell. Apart a bit in the second I can actually rescinding Jake Gutter from taking. The qualifying offer was a good thing. But I don't think that's quite enough so I think they could. I mean I think they certainly have the most promising the division and makes every pitcher better and he's a great offensive catcher. So I am very high of I think realistically it's not this year. Maybe maybe it's next year two thousand twenty one but I would believe in this year. A lot of pressure being piled on the Yankees. I think at this point to sign Garrett Cole and there's no doubt I mean he'd be absolutely perfect for them and their ownership wants him but I still think that they would be fine. Not not necessarily wouldn't be an optimal situation if they didn't sign him but they would be okay because there's one executive said to me it's not like they don't have any other starters Luis Severino who didn't pitch that much. It's last year finished third in the CY young award voting couple years ago. And you have Masahiro Tanaka. You Have James Paxson. It's not like to have an empty cupboard you you know. I mean they're losing a certain amount of innings in Domingo Herrmann likely. We don't know exactly what's going to happen there. We'll see Tabatha retiring and with Jay Likely not resigning. But those guys weren't their heaviest. You know Quantity of innings this year. I think that you can definitely put together a case that Paxton Jackson will improve in your to that. You're one was sort of figuring it out. You know coming into his own on a new team and Masahiro Tanaka is such a tried and true stalwart at at this point in that rotation for them and you know the thing I was looking at. Is that David Garcia. Still Pretty far away. Probably September guy may be desperation July but I do think they're fine. I mean this team was fifteen in the majors in starving zero last year and look how far they went. You know the they're going to have a great offense again. We know that it was able to carry them and it didn't end up mattering a whole lot until the playoffs right. Obviously the goals world series. So you need to fix it for that point but I certainly think that. What if they were not just on either of them? They would be at least fine like they were this year. All right good to talk with you have fun watching the winter meetings. Thanks so much good to talk with you. GEICO presents not again another voicemail from your roommate. Hey man so I was in a rush to get to work and I left the back door or open. Could you shut it. I left it wide open while you're there. Could you also turn off the oven. And all of the burners. My mom never let me use the oven. I wonder wonder why the Geico Insurance Agency could help. Keep your personal property protected like if it's your roommate's first-time operating in oven visit Geico dot com to see how easy it is is to switch and save on Renter's insurance covers the Los Angeles dodgers in the angels of Anaheim for ESPN and First off and also I guess the San Diego Padres this. Winter's is one of the more aggressive teams. So tell me the angels are involved evolve in Garrett Cole the dodgers are involved in Garrett Cole and Anthony Ren Down Own anything that you've heard recently any anything that's jumped out at you about about what's taken place with the big dogs in the free agent market. Yeah I mean I think a couple of things for both teams. I mean we you know we use spoken a lot about this buster and we all know that the dodgers are very hesitant to do these big long-term deals For Free agents particularly for pitchers I still think that Between these two teams the team watch for Garrett Cole is going to be the angels We've seen this before with Artie Marino and big three agents when he sees somebody that he's targeting that he's doing in on he's usually pretty Intent about chasing that player. I don't I what I've heard about the angels interesting recall is that already Marino's not the types of outbid when he wants somebody system seems to want Jericho recoil and I think it's just GONNA be fascinated. Plays out with them. I think the worst thing that could have happened For the angels in this scenario was that the Yankee not seem very intent on getting Garrett Cole And if they're going to pay a premium as well That's GonNa be a tough thing for them to overcome even is knowing that giving call Is from the area and you know with the dodgers. I feel like I say this every year with them this time of year but they can do everything and nothing and I wouldn't be surprised by either outcome They have so much rosser flexibility. They actually Andrew Freeman guiding them to the point with their payroll where they have some payroll flexibility ability Coming up so I feel like if there was ever a time for them to kind of make a splash sort of go against Andrews methodology with these three. These free agents this would be the off season I think the interesting thing with the dodgers it that given the talent on their roster They're only chasing the high Dan players only the high end players. will sort of Constitute an upgrade for them. And that's that's why you get into the Anthony Renzo Garrett Cole and the price this is golden door via trade I rent zone is the very appealing wants to them. Just because if he's willing to take a short term high a deal similar to the one that they offer Bryce Harper last year. That's going to be appealing to them. it's not a natural fit because he plays some basically have Justin Turner but they could easily move guys around and make that work. Yeah Yeah it's interesting. Because every winter I remember one Giancarlo Stanton was available with the Marlins last. Winter is Bryce Harper this winter. It's Gary Cole- and it Stephen Strasburg. Bergen Anthony Rent Dome. We talk about how and you're exactly right. You know the dodgers wild. They've been continued to win. They've also been excellent and player development excellent blended payroll management. They could step out and spend a lot of money but I once joked with Andrew Freeman. When he was running the raise that he would be the guy who would go into new casino to play blackjack and he would never deviate from his system right? He would have his point total in one he would fold and when he would hit and that sort of thing and he would never deviate from it and I still think in the end. That's what happens here that he's going to have his very defined price which is going to be less than what what those guys can get someplace else and then it comes down to whether or not Garrett Cole a random wants to play for them what do you think yeah. I think you're absolutely right. I'm sure he loved hearing that from you by the way remember his plan You know and I think one mistake that we make with the dodgers often and you know one counter that would make to what the narrative has been with the dodgers. He'll say well you know It covers all phases narrative. Because we've actually chased a lot of players and we've made offers to free agents agents big offers via trade and they just haven't been accepted and I think that's fair but I think one mistake that we always make with the dodgers. We always go the simple route with them. which just signed a free agent bogeyman here? That's not necessarily the way they think. I think it's always more appealing to them actually to go the trailer out because they have so much in their system they have so much depth on their forty man roster and if they could acquire a player who yeah they're going to have to give up some prospects but they should one thing that they have shown under under three minutes. They are not afraid to give up prospect to get guys that they need to be a trade if they could get a guy on the trademark instill in his arbitration years and still in his mid twenties. I think that's the more appealing route so when you're thinking about upgrades To the position player group. Or maybe even the sorry patient the bullpen. I think that always always is the more likely scenario for them. Rather than chase a free agent who married thirty and it's going to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and they can trade for a guy his arbitration years. That's the the more interesting. That's that's the more likely route for them. They're very they can get very creative and I can see them getting Very creative I think I think one thing that's fair to say. is I think this might be an off season where they may be looked to shake things up a little bit. You know a team that went to back to back world series in the long run it gets knocked out in the first round. Maybe you do something to jolt that group maybe something. That's sort of change up the dynamics in layer somehow and I'm I'm GONNA be really interested in seeing how they go about it along those lines. I do think the Peterson's GonNa get traded this winter You He's getting to the point where he's starting to get expensive be expensive and his value is reached tipping point trade value. And I so I think they'll flip him back to the angels real quickly really if they don't sign Garrett Cole my guess is that hundred review becomes a real target for them. What's your sense of? What their safety nets are if they don't get coal? Yeah hundred could be a target for them. Stephen Strasburg would be a guy that they would love to chase. After I mean he'd be the next guy in lines They could give gift him similar offer. I think they're pretty dire straits though if they don't Gary Cohen. It's rare to ever say this. Where team mead asserted player or or else but given where they are right now. They really WANNA compete They they haven't had an eighth at the top of the rotation in. I WANNA say at least like six years And there's not really another player out there Besides Derek Cohen Stephen Strasburg. That could be the difference maker in their rotation that they need to make up what was basically a twenty to thirty wind gap with the Astros. they're not going to be able to access that player. RV A trade unless they give up Joe Adele. They're not giving up Joe Adele. So it's basically Garrett Cole or Stephen Strasburg or they're gonNA feel you just sort of an average to slightly above average or even below average rotation next year and they're probably not going to be good enough and that division division that's just basically where they are very simple and you. You could've telegraphed is months ago with the angels that okay. They'RE GONNA try to win next year. They get Garrett Cole otherwise otherwise. I don't see a path contention in that division for them and before we go I want to ask you about the padres. have been one of the more aggressive teams early in this winners market. After Ron Fowler Came out who's one of the I think he's the. CEO of the team is his title basically came out and said we have to win next year. Else heads heads are gonNA roll including mine. You saw them spend thirty four million dollars on drew pomeranz reliever early in the off season. They traded the other day for Tommy Fanta onto to upgrade their roster people that I've spoken with other teams. Love that trade for Tampa Bay in the flip of the prospects and Tampa Bay getting the younger younger player Hunter. Renfro you mentioned the gap that the angels had with the Astros. This is why I've been surprised that the padres who have one of baseball's best farm systems and clearly clearly are making progress and might be. I think two or three years away from contending. They finish thirty six games behind the dodgers last year. And the idea that you know with a series series move this winter that they could seriously compete with La. I think it's dangerous. I think it's a dangerous game to play and might wind up undercutting a lot of the work. They've done what do you think that's absolutely and you know I. I really love the topic. Fan Deal Just getting that type of guy in outfielder. Also that's have a guy in their clubhouse that's a great deal for for them but there must of their operating disillusionment and that's how you make bad decisions. They're not close to win it. They were on a path toward because they exercise through insulation -tations. They've put themselves on a path where they could maybe win into the three years. But when you all of a sudden you start thinking that you're ready to win now and you start trying to make the win win now moves to catch up with a team that you are very far away from the dodgers. That's how you make bad decisions. That's how you set yourself back. That's how you rush prospects prospects and maybe are not ready. They have so as you know they have so much great starting pitching So many great starting pitching in their farm system who are in the lower to mid levels though and who are not ready to be a big league rotation and forced those guys or to clog up your payroll because you're under the solution that you can win now how I think that's very dangerous and I think it'd be fun or has a really fascinating tight rope to walk this off season. I mean one of the motivations for signing a guy like Manny Machado last year. was that okay. Yeah we're spending big on a free agent. Maybe a little bit before window is open but he is a twenty six year old free agent and he could still be prime rated contest. I don't think that window is now I mean they have some nice pieces They got nothing from their catchers last year. And I don't know how they're going to get any production their their outfield. It's still a little bit of a mess. It's still a little bit improving even with Tommy Fan and there's still a lot to be said about their starting pitching because it's so exceedingly young so I don't think they're ready now and I I agree with you. I think it's I think it's dangerous to sort of push your chips To the middle of the table when you're just not the ready yet. Yeah you don't have the cars yet. I have heard from other teams. They like their acquisition of Grisham and of Jerks profile to play second base because the padres last last year were so right handed and they were twenty nine out of thirty teams in terms of platoon advantage at bats in other words a right handed hitter versa left-handed pitcher or a left left handed hitter versa. Right handed pitcher twenty ninth out of thirty teams in percentage of that and this should help getting those two guys all right sir. I appreciate it. I'll talk to you soon. Thanks I appreciate Jesse. Rogers covers Gago cubs goggle white sox for ESPN at the winter. Meetings and Jesse I've had conversations with executives with other teams and and look you and I talked last winter. About how the cubs are willing to listen about Kris Bryant at that time this winter. It's interesting what I'm hearing. A lot from. Other teams is that they really feel liked the cubs in their effort to get better in an effort to get ahead of some of the payroll issues that that they're dealing they're open to the idea of conversation. About catcher Wilson controls which was the most surprising development of this winter for me. What he here? Yeah no I've I've heard similar. I'm learning I heard that early on in the off season. He's one year behind guys like Chris. Bryan Cow Schwab or on the arbitration timeline. Here so he'll be a free agent after three more seasons. He's making very little he's very attractive. The cubs have a payroll dilemma currently and potentially in the near future. If they don't make soon moves I don't think it's very often buster. You have four or five star type players all on the same path time-wise they're all gonna be free agents in two years. I'm talking about Bryant Schwarzer bias. Rizzo there's some other guys l. more behind them but he's so he's very attractive because because of all those things and the point is this that have to move basically two of those is and I do think Bryan on one end of the scale is as a marquee name. mm-hmm is one guy and control sort of on the other end still a big name but doesn't make as much as three years to go. Those are the two guys that can bring back the most. I don't think you can get the hall you'd want from Kyle Schwarzer or buys different category. I think he's Kinda going to be the face of the franchise if he isn't already already they'll probably lock him up so I think that's where you're gonNA stop and frankly there's some some words to Ketosis game the other teams don't see as much as the cubs. Yeah and and I. That's I'm I'm glad you said that because one of the things that when I first heard his name mentioned hunt because I knew that when he was promoted the big leagues one thing. I constantly heard from cubs people as we love his energy. We love his energy love his energy. Then when you watch the games or times when you wondered if the energy was for some veteran pitchers may have been a a little bit too much that there was too much peaks and valleys in in some of his games but because he hasn't really made big money yet he's GonNa presumably be attractive to other teams. What what teams potentially could you see him being fit with? I don't want to speculate too much on that one because I don't know the the reason I say that is unlike Chris Ryan who's very attractive to several contending type teams. His market miniaturist is pretty wide. Open if you think about a rebuilding team one of mine too catcher for three years that Right handed power hitting catcher. You get at least three years. And here's a guy that's made no money in this game. You'd probably be able to lock up guitars at a pretty friendly deal in the next year or two. He's made nothing. He wasn't a high draft pick. He hasn't made anything yet through arbitration. So that's where I mean. There's a lot of fits. There's a Lotta fits for him. I don't know about you know the teen that is about to to win. A world series. Is that adding catch. That is great. But he's got some framing issues. He's got those issues with you. Know if you're starting catcher isn't getting along with your staff half a world series contender you've got a big problem right off the bat so almost feel like he's a better fit for a for a team coming out of a rebuilt or even in a rebuild I'm not saying hang up contenders won't be interested but I just think that there's a lot of different layers to Wilson deters. That makes them attractive. But also a little worrisome for for some of those contending teams and that's why I think even team coming out of rebuild. His is a possibility for him. Now you mentioned Kris Bryant. There's a really interesting game of musical. Chairs is going on in third base market. You've got Anthony. Ren Don't out there. The best position player free agent on the marketplace in a lot of executives believe that he's GonNa wind up with either the the Texas Rangers the most likely team or perhaps the Los Angeles dodgers the Atlanta Braves Third Baseman. You have Josh Donaldson out there. y'All still have the Philadelphia phillies. Who are in the marketplace looking at third baseman and no last winter when we began this conversation about Kris Bryant all all along I've thought boy the phillies make a lot of sense for him boy? They signed Jake Arrietta Scott Boras client who represents also Kris Bryant. He also represents Bryce Harper who just signed with the phillies. Brian Harper grew up in Las Vegas. So you know behind the scenes that Bryce Harper would be calling as good friend. John Middleton the CEO of the phillies Saint. Let's go out and get Kris Bryant. It just seems to make too much sense to me. What about to you you know I would look at the team down the road? Just signed Cole Hamels. I really liked the idea of Kris. Bryant the braves over the phillies. And I'll tell you why the phillies are not sending back Aaron. I know obviously the braves have young Major League ready starting pitchers they also have a couple prospects but AMAC's freed of Fulton bits. There's there's guys there I don't think they trade Saroka but there's Guile Kyle arms. There's an Ian Anderson. There's guys is that our major league ready and the you know the the cubs feel like they're not taking a huge risk right if if you trade for for free proven himself at majoring level to get him back and you get a couple arms in terms of prospects. I don't know if the phillies can do exactly the same. They might be able to do the same from the prospect side of things. You you know you could just add a third of four. You know you could get there but is there anybody. Like Max Friedrich Even Fulton Habits. He fixed his game in the second half that the phillies could send back. I don't know so I feel like the braves are better fit. And here's the thing you're you're so right about the third base market. I think if you're a team you have to think Kris Bryant as is a free agent. You'RE GONNA sign to your contract because he's a free age. He is a free agent in two years. And then you have to compare that Aaron on these other guys Kris. Bryant comes very the affordable for two years. I mean it's going to be forty five fifty million through arbitration. But that's not so bad when you think of the alternatives which is probably obviously rent. Don't for huge in Donaldson. I'll tell you. The cubs advantage is the fact that Donaldson already did his one year rebuild. His reputation contract. He doesn't want to do that again. So the teams that don't want to get involved in any three four or five year deals for Ren don't or even donaldson that's returned to Brian. Say Two years forty five fifty. That's a good deal and that's why it's a contending team. Don't count out the dodgers. The dodgers are going to be a sneaky team this off season. I think everybody thinks they're. They're all set now. Oh you you you you you finally lost in the first round there and now the the Halos off a little bit you you might need to switch things up. And I think they're going to so I think the Bryant sweepstakes very interesting because think about a two year signing of Kris Bryant for under fifty million. Who wouldn't take that and that's essentially how you have to think about it all right before you go one thing about Bryant though is that this You know the grievance grieving with the cubs about his Service time and whether or not it was manipulated. That's that's still pending. How much do you think that will complicate their efforts to trade him? Maybe a little bit. I said the other day I think. Worse case buster. And maybe you know you sort. Maybe you might know this landscape better than me. A deal gets in place and it's not it's not pulled until until that decision is made you know a hey alex and topless or you know the phillies. Whoever it is we've got this thing? Let's let's make sure Chris doesn't win this because it nobody really believes they're going to win. This grievance that it was a good thing for the negotiate you know when the next as up good negotiating. Hey Look how how serious we took this situation the arbiter and everything so i. I don't think it's going to complicate things too much less. The opposing team really thinks he has a chance of winning winning because obviously getting for two years or one year instead of two years makes a huge difference. So that's my feeling like they may get a deal in place and wait for their ever to decide it loses the grievance and they make the Trade Jesse we'll have fun San Diego thank you buster ticker bleacher tweets. Suit brought a couple of tweets for the first day of the winter meetings. Here first one comes from trevor donning at T L dunning. Hey Buster instead of suspensions. Pensions or fines. I think the astro should be ineligible for the twenty twenty playoffs. What are your thoughts trevor? Coming down you're talking about the hanging judge. Oh no no. You can't do that. That's that's too steep. I mean first off the players association would go nuts. All the players in the astros would go nuts uh-huh especially players. who weren't involved in any of this stuff? That took place new guys on the team so I don't think that's going to happen. We'll say this. Continue to hear that whenever the decision comes down it's going to be big time. I'm wondering what it would take because I don't think have we ever seen anything like that. Professional sports level we've seen it collegiate teams ineligible for postseasons postseasons but professionally. I don't I don't know what it would take for that to happen right and the NC double A. controls the players the players that are controlled in professional sports. So it'll never happen. No no absolutely not exactly next one. Come from Johnny Cavadino at J. Super Scout. And I know there's some form of tradition here. I don't know what it is so anyway buster. What is the market for Madison Bumgarner? Today's analytics heavy world. It's a great question because there's no doubt and we talked about this during the summertime when his name was popping up in the trade market their teams look at some of his underlying metrics and they have concerns but he he is who he is. He's been a big story at a lot of success in the postseason and you do wonder if an owner is going to get really inspired and basically we'll tell us front office. Look we want Madison Bumgarner to lead our team. I still think there's a chance. He winds up with the phillies. Thanks for the question. China Super Scout Love Justin Simmons at Justin. Land Sim one. Hey Buster is out and thought was the most discreet. GM In baseball. I'd heard he likes to work under the radar Nicole Hamill signing seem to come out of nowhere. Yeah they they had been in the market. I think they've been mentioned as being in the market for a starting pitcher and essentially what we're seeing we call Hamill's is that he's going to replace Dallas Kaikal goal in their rotation. I know this ambles agent. John Boggs was basically out there telling teams look if some team is willing to give us a deal that's basically only the equivalent of the qualifying offer which is eighteen million dollars. We're ready to move. Alex topless heard that he made a move for starting pitcher then he needs and he was the first one undecided the best closer in the market will Smith. So you're right. Alex has been really aggressive. And by the way I laughed when you sort of glossed over the Johnny Super Scott got you still. Don't understand the reference right. No no you're fishing around for the reference. A little bit about anyway are Frank. Cross fit school of sweat at school of sweat has bone to pick. What is the point of having so many various ways of getting into the hall of fame? It's about the all time greats. There shouldn't have to be lobbying being in a waiting for selection. If you're one of the best everyone knows I agree with you. And it's part of the reason why I'm really glad the matter out of that conversation here ten talk about the question of whether or not he feels like it's right For him to be on the committee and the complication Troy. I mean trying to figure out. WHO's a hall of Famer now? Wow you know Roger. Clemens Barry Bonds are not in the hall of fame other guys took. PD's are in the hall of fame. There are guys who are lesser players. been left off by the special committee this weekend. Then maybe some of the guys have gotten in it makes my brain hurt. What do you think yeah? I agree and I think there's there's also been some influence from other sports as well because I think with basketball the standards are a lot lower than they have been in the past and I I just think in all sports really the standards have been lowered. And we're starting to see the half length baseball and then you have these mixing of generations. You have old voters you have younger voters who all have different beliefs about how to approach the whole system. So it's all over the place. I would agree with you on that and I'd say this we need to remember. It's just a baseball museum right. It's not life and death but people people really care about the baseball hall of fame. All right my thanks today to Tim to Sarah to Alden to Jesse detroi- troy. You Might WanNa Lineup Josh. macrey okay. So he can. We'll bring them on board and he explained the whole Johnny Super Scout thing. Does that sound like a good plan. I don't know I don't like to talk to Josh. macrey we're Kinda sworn enemy so I really yeah I mean. Let's like he'd be train us. He went onto your head Honcho at the ACC network. He left US behind buster. Why why are you mad at him? Can we have like a temporary armistice between you guys to get him back on the show just to explain Johnny Super Scout Reference. I suppose we can make it happen this this week or sometime in the future right you can kick the can down the road. Yeah we'll try to make that happen. so that troy knows Johnny Super Scout Reference as I know all the longtime listeners do all right have a great day everybody thanks for listening and all the baseball news is we talked to him off air. We got a couple of baseball. Tonight's later today. We're looking forward to take care everybody. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. PODCAST if you're playing fantasy baseball forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast check out all podcasts at ESPN DOT com slash pod center baseball tonight. The podcast home delivery livery is big but it's es health we not only ship prescriptions to thousands of homeless daily. 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"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight. Podcast Tuesday march seventeenth. Two thousand twenty a buster only. I'm at home. Link is producing from home. Happy St Patrick's Day. Everybody and Taylor. What are you GonNa do on Saint Patrick's Day not a thing man? I mean I'm generally of the mind that you know. I understand that pertain. Patrick's Day really is at. Its core cultural holiday but in America it is kind of drinking holiday and I honestly feel like because when all the amateurs come out and descend on bars and restaurants so generally I would do nothing. I will probably continue to do nothing. Maybe I'll have a drink tonight. But that probably isn't going to be different from any night that we're doing this whole social distancing self-isolation thing had a couple of drinks last night for my anniversary. That was a good time and I might pitch it again to the wife tonight. Like hey you what that really You know certain up the end of the day for us there. Let's keep that going. Yeah it's always Saint Patrick's as always been a big day for social gatherings. Today they're going to be a lot of people drinking alone. I suspect. Click away that it's going by the way. I got a chance to look at that picture that you tweeted out yesterday of the setup in your house that's really cool like you've got a cold thing going there to run the podcast. How did you put that together? So before it gets. Espn I would just do this kind of stuff for fun. I would do podcast with buddies. I worked on a college football. Podcast for awhile so yeah just through the years. I accumulated gear in You know when I got. Cspan we have nice fancy studios in you know real professional equipment so now that we're doing this whole work from home thing my all my home recording knowledge is really coming into play here. So I've kind of become the subject matter expert on it all for My whole team so it's really cool to be busing it out and using it for a real. Espn show with with yourself. That's pretty neat. Well and I bet you party you when you went to. Espn with his big band students. You were like at times in moment. You'd be like she's always right. Yeah Kinda I actually hadn't busted any of this out at all until until Sunday really. I mean it's all been in a box for the last six months so yeah very nice and if you want to see a picture of it go to Taylor's twitter feed ct at CT shrink a C. H. W. I n. k. To get a look at that all right as we move forward today. We're GONNA have the last of our previews the incredibly competitive nationally central but before that. That's the news and notes. Major League Baseball Announced what we already knew that the opening day would be push-back until mid-may at the earliest this after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than fifty people for the next eight weeks because of the corona virus. The Commissioner's office said in a statement. The clubs remain committed to play as many games as possible when the season begins. I've got some ideas about that. We'll be talking with Buksh Ambi- later in the week on Thursday. So will detail some of the stuff that I wrote about column. It's going to be on. Espn DOT COM The Toronto Blue Jays added Second Baseman. Joe Panic to their forty man. Roster had been in their spring training camp on a minor league deal and Yankees Manager. Aaron Boone said on a Major League Baseball Network Radio that given the delay to the start of the season he expects that Aaron Judge Giancarlo Stanton Pitcher. James Paxton will all be healed by the time. Play resumes let's get to it. Differently is known as a cowboy pitched fourteen years in the big leagues and he's an analyst on the reds radio broadcast. And start with this Cowboy this year. No Marty Brennaman. What's that going to be like for you? Well I would imagine it's going to be a little bit different. It's one thing to be able to sit by guy you can think of as your dad and then all the sudden you have somebody sitting beside you that you think of as your son so it'll be different for me I can assure you I instead of being led I will be the leader of what's the potential for twenty twenty reds in your eyes after a lot of aggressive moves dating back to the middle last season. Well I think the expert expectations have risen a ton of Australia. I think everyone expects this club to be in contention when September rolls around. But you know as well as I do you can put all the names in a hat and they all look good but they have to come together and if this club can play together. They have the pitching to content. Who is the pivotal guy in your mind on the team for me and I don't know the team as well as you would be. Trevor Bauer what about for you? I think it's a really a two headed monster there. I think it's sunny gray. And Trevor Bauer. I think if both of those guys do what they're supposed to do I think that internal competition Kinda gives you that Glavin Matic's SMOLTZ Maddix. The triple headed monster. I think Lewis Castio. It's into that as well. But this club is only gonNA go as far as its pitching and right now There is good one through five in the rotation as anybody. Who's a young player? He could have a big impact for the reds in the big leagues this year. Wow I would There's not too many of them that are going to have an opportunity to make this club If you if you had to look at guys that could possibly make a difference I think Jesse winker really files as a as a guy that could have a breakout year He's he's been in the big leagues a little bit The guy's a tremendous hitter but for one reason or another another. He's just not stayed in the spot where he's been able to start every day. He had surgery last year. really was. Kinda late coming on But I believe the guy is a is a popular. It's just a matter of being out there everyday and showing they add Nicholas Castanos they add Mike Dacas. What do you see? Is the state of their offense going into Europe? I think when you look at this club Facing lefthanded pitching maybe the biggest challenge for them especially early in the season because with Nixon's L. U. Hand you swore as you know they. They both had shoulder surgery this off season. I think the everyone is talking about them. Being ready on opening day I. I don't know that that's going to happen If they probably miraculous and it won't matter really if you're throwing a left-hander or right after at that point but if those guys are not in the lineup I think it makes this club. Susceptible to left handed pitching. I think that most Dacas and in Castanos give you some bats in the middle of the lineup. That takes pressure off of auto now. Joey votto doesn't HAVE TO BE AN RBI game. He can just be a guy that gets on base that has always been his greatest asset was being able to work account and get on base and now people will drive him out now. He spoke with some. Joey did spoke with some frustration last season. About how reform last year What's your expectation for him? This year. Bus driver I expect him to go back to being what Joey. Votto his essence. And that's taking walks getting on bass hitting right around three hundred He's not going to be a guy that that will expect to drive in a ton of runs I. I do expect him to have that. Four hundred on base percentage or even higher i. I think that that's not a tough number to get to for a guy like vodka. I I just see what he's doing spring training. It's not gonNA be about trying to hit the ball out of the ballpark. Even though you hit it great American ballpark. He's going to be a guy. That's almost like a secondary leadoff hitter. He'll be guy that's just getting on base to set the table for Suarez Mitch. Dacas and past the odds before you go A wind guesstimate. On the twenty twenty reds. And where do you see him in the division? Well I think they've got to win. At least eighty seven or eighty eight games to be the hot and that's a pretty big jump from from where the reds have been in the last four or five years Can they do that? Yeah they can but they've got to be able to be teams like Milwaukee and Chicago on a regular basis especially early in the season buster because that confidence is really what is going to carry them throughout the year. So Eighty Seven. Eighty eight wins. That's where they've got a big cowboy great to talk with you again. All right. Take Care Jesse Rogers covers the Chicago cubs. Espn and Jesse this is the first year old friend is manager David. Ross you replaces Joe Mad. What's different under Rossi? Yeah it's been a little bit more workmanlike as you'd expect. Not that they haven't had their laid back moments in camp. They pulled out of pop a shot for a few days in a row had a little team contests there but Joe Madden runs a different kind of capital a little bit more laid back. Though and Joel Madden's I can't lay down the law a little bit more than he did in camps after that. I think you need to set the tone gave it. Ross is also setting the tone and there's some sort of easy fixes for this team buster. This team Made the most out on the basis of the last couple of years made I believe the most errors in the league last year. Second most areas in the in the league last year. And so there's some sort of easy fixes just to tighten the ship a little bit here and I think David Ross is stressing those things. This camp I think a new manager is able to do that. A little bit easier Than than a guy that was here before and try to fix problems from before right David trying to fix a few problems from the past regime. I think the message gets gets accepted a little bit easier with a new guy. So that's the sort of thing that's going on. You know. We need to clean up our game a little bit. And obviously you have to do all these other things but besides that Ross took a lot from Joel Madden When he became but this is one of his mentors so it's not like campus is completely different but he's stressing those things I mentioned. Now there's a lot of focus on Ross and there's a lot of focus on the veteran position players and you know what the future Kris Bryant is what the future of higher by is. Is I actually when I look at the cubs? I think the biggest question for me is. What's the state of their rotation? Because they've got some age on it. They had some guys who maybe showed the first signs of aging and some cracks coming in. What's your what's your take on that group. I think that is the under talked about key to this whole team. This year. It is a veteran staff but is it. Is it good enough to go? The distance Jose Cantata is a really frustrating pitcher for Chicago cubs fans to watch. They'll go six weeks and look like cy young and then he'll go in the tank for another six weeks and just don't know which guy you're going to get tyler chat which trying to come back from some control problems which lost his starting job last year. Your Darvish has one good half season as they caught. Everyone is baking on him. Being a stud a number one from start to finish if he can't do that or come close to that. The cubs have problems. I think the guy that SORTA would bet on the most is. Kyle Hendricks He he's he went outside. The organization increases is Blasio bit he looks as sharp as ever and then of course the old work course. Jon Lester this final year of his contract. One of the best free agent signings in cubs history but is starting to show his age. I think he's just going to go back to his bread and butter. He's gotta go inside the right handed hitters great cutter that is made his career and just hope that his fielders. He's GonNa need his defense. Let's put it that way. He really needs his defense because he's going to pitch to contact this year. It is a huge question. Mark Buster and three fifths of that rotation are free ages. At the end of this year chat with Leicester Container and if the cubs are are out of the race. Any one of those three if not all three could be on the trade block come July so that whole rotation is a big question mark this year and you lead perfectly into my next question. What's the perspective of the Front Office on this team Given let's face it. Let's use the word frustrations of recent years so my most to most interesting things about the cubs this year. Obviously David Watts taking over canny. Elevate this team back to the play offs and and and the greatness that they had previous to last year. That's number one number two is July. What is the situation? Theo has to be in to buy sell or stay pat and of course that's a question for any July but this one in particular I think he is his default position. Buster is going to be to sell. They're going to have to prove otherwise. Be in first place or be right on the cost of the playoff whatever. The case may be his worst case scenarios. Three or four games out not ten games out there. Ten Games out. Theo knows what to do if they're three or four games outcome late July. He has a big decision me after three or four out. While they're fifteen over five hundred might be easier but if they're three or four out hovering around five hundred or a few games over. I'm telling you buster he is going to sell. He is free agents to be. He has guys that after this year will have one year left before free agency like Kris Bryant like hobby biased. Light Kyle Schwarzer so. I think this is going to be the most interesting July since the cups you know. Sold off their pieces and rebuilt their team back in thirteen and fourteen. So Watch the standings. If they're not there he's going to sell. I think you and I would agree. There's no chance they're GONNA Wind Kris Bryant to a long term deal before it becomes a free agent how your biases is always been the guy. I thought that they would invest in. Where does that stand? It's coming down to the sort of final hours of for this off season. At least he's going to cut off negotiations before the season starts. In fact I won't even go to the eve of the season. I think it's going to be somewhat soon or he's going to sign. It's GonNa be one or the other and of course he doesn't sign then we're GonNa go a whole year and it'll be one year from free agency and the whole mindset changes. I think he's GonNa get a deal. I think they're going to get something done. They've not been able to do it with any of the other stars. Except for Kyle Hendricks so. You can't can't let everybody walk. I do think hobbies Camp Has Leverage. Because of all this they know that. Kb Schwarzer and resort all going to be one year away from it and this is a guy that is so important playing shortstop doing the things. He does offensively defensively. Not that the other guys aren't but they haven't been able to sign Kris Bryant. So here's the guy. They think they can sign that you think they will but if they don't within the next seven days that's it. They're not going to talk for a long time after that. Give me a guesstimate for a win. Total on two thousand twenty for the cubs. Yemeni go on the lower end. Because I do think it's going to sell. And then of course that changes the dynamic in August and September if they if they trade two of their starting pitchers if they by the way I think Craig Kimbrel would be first on the list to sell if they're out of the race even though he has another year he's not a free agent soupy anyway. I'M GONNA go on the lower end. I think they're going to be a five hundred team this year because of that idea. It's just going to be a learning year for Ross. They'RE GONNA sell July and ended up with eighty one wins while that would generate some headlines. Jesse I will talk to you soon. Thank you okay buster. Be well Rosiak covers. The Milwaukee Brewers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and tied right off the Bat. The biggest move of the off season was locking up Christian. Yelich this huge contract which basically will keep them with the brewers for the rest of his career. What does it mean in your estimation for them to do that? Oh just huge and I it. It kind of takes A. I don't know if you'd call it a Paul that was cast over the team but It just it. It gives them some Shirty that he's GonNa be around. They've got a guy to build around. They've got a franchise face that they know that they're gonNA be able to count on and A guy that they know is going to be happy to be there Yeah they not locked him up. They would've been questions What are you going to do when you can extend can you? Are you know trade him? I mean those questions already. Starting in the offices last boss so They got that out of the way now. They know that they get the APP for the rest of his career. He's happy they're happy and And and both parties can move on so huge move for the franchise now yellow which is one of the best hitters in baseball and the signing of him and what he accomplishes overshadows a lot of guys on the roster from afar. When I watched kissing era hit in swing and you see how good his bat is in the back of my mind. I'm wondering if he and Yelich will be a tag team for years to come. How good the brewers think he can be at the plate amazing He's he's got such a quick bat. He's got power. Potential Yousof yields He he's just such an advanced hitter for his age and I if he if it's gone can come around his throwing arm come around and then you've really got something that's that's always gonna be the question with him He played few innings in in At second base in the minor leagues because he had a elbow issue that people were afraid of us going to be a Tommy John Surgery after he was drafted they were able to avoid that. Luckily but I think it's just more of a one of a question of reps for him and Once he gets more comfortable settles into that position and gets to be a little bit better defensively. You're talking I think. Potential All star caliber player. So yeah. You're right. It's it's a great one to one two punch their offensively and It's GonNa be interesting to see what here's able to do this season. The brewers won the division two years ago. They made the playoffs last year as a wildcard team. What's their biggest roster problem in your eyes right now? I would say just The fact that they've got sued the physicians right now I think I'm not unlike many teams in this offseason You know the free agency market kind of took them by surprise a little bit. The prices are so high and they were I wouldn't say caught flat-footed but they had to shift the plan. B. So you've got platoons of Eric. Sogard jet Jerko at third base. You could have a platoon of Orlando our CEO Lewis Areas shortstop You could have a platoon of Ryan Braun Justin smoak at first base. You could have a platoon of Omar Narvaez teeny catcher so You know they're counting on balanced fact years and healthy years from Several guys who had been trending downward over the last couple seasons so You've got to get all those guys pointing well together. I don't know what the the the percent chances that's going to happen but I I think You know that's probably the biggest question is can they get those guys all pointing well at the same time and remaining healthy producing If they don't going to be an interesting year a very unfair question for you. How much longer is just hate are going to be with the Milwaukee? Brewers I another good question buster. We really don't know the answer to that I know they love him There's a little bit hard feelings I know on Josh's part with the arbitration hearing earlier in Camp It seems like those waters of settled a little bit but You know the Brewers David Stearns he examines everything from a very like Nas. Two point of view he likes to say and You know you certainly don't want to trade him but if it gets to that point I think they certainly would would entertain offers The guy's obviously been be best if one of one of the one one or two best relievers baseball the last couple of years Haters seems happy in Milwaukee but if they can come up with some sort of deal some sort of offer that You know benefits the franchise. I think they have to consider but For Right now I I. It seems like he's He's going to be a part of the brewers at least for this evening. I talked with our colleague. Der Gould about the excellence of Craig Counsel as a manager. Tell me what you see in him. Because in Derek's estimates and I totally agree. He is a difference maker. Yeah he's It's amazing the shops that he's got Obviously a four player Gritty Guy You know he brings to the table he he's a great in game. Strategist I think is probably his biggest thing and He's got a way of motivating guys kind of silently Us He always had a chip on his shoulder as a player and I think he's carried that over advantage as well guys L. That you know he did it for many years in the major leagues. You have to respect that of the player playing for him and now that he's got you know five six years under his belt as a manager You know I think other other managers chance Pires everybody they see that He definitely knows what he's doing Spend a guy that's That's been able to kind of innovate you know as far as how you use the bullpen How he uses lineups and It's just. It's a guy that that could be a better fit for. Brewers you know Milwaukee Guy Played for the brewers and he knows what the brewers means and the walkie in the state of Wisconsin and You know it's IT'S A it's a fit that I don't think could have been better for either side. I would expect him to keep managing these guys for a long time. All right give me a number when total guesstimate on the two thousand twenty. Brewers I'M GONNA go eighty five. I'm right there with you. All right thanks for doing this. All right buster. If my pleasure bear temple covers the Pittsburgh Pirates for the athletic and rob what will represent success for the organization in two thousand twenty given the fact that clearly they're rebuilding. That's a good question. I think success with this club right now is just kind of reestablishing pirates culture What they expect in terms of performance what they expect in terms of behavior from the guys of the clubhouse and we saw last year things just kind of broke apart soon after the All Star game and a lot of that was was gone. I think with the New General Manager New Coaching Staff New Front Office. There's there's been a subtle change to the message this year like I guess the easiest way to put it is it's time to get serious again. they're taking a different approach. They're not doing so much on on on beatings and and and things like that. Where it's it's more the phrase uses player centric. The guys know how to perform and now it's about letting them do it. Let them letting their talent kind of terms onto the field for the past. They got a little to fool themselves. I think they've gotten their own way. You made reference to the change in the front office. Neil Huntington's gone. They hired bench Barrington. And I gotTa tell you when they made the Higher. My initial thought was well. They hired the exact same person. Like Neil is very understated friendly. Smart Guy Band is very understated. Smart Guy in fact. They even went to the same college. But what's different under Ben in what you've seen so far it's funny. You say that I've gotten responses from people whenever than stories include a quote that that a lot of people like well. This is Neil two point. Oh you know it is a lot of times. The same kind of quote The same kind of public image from him. But I think with Ben Some of the background. Some of the flavoring that he's gone through is different than it. But the O.`Neil the pirates job is just first time as a big GM and he was coming from the you know the Cleveland Indians slash. Montreal Catholic was the the Expos as well for a while then. has has been with the Toronto Blue Jays. He's been obviously with the Boston. Red sox where he helped put together a team that won a world championship. And that's kind of experience that was kind of lacking with the previous group not to say that they didn't know how to win. It's just they didn't. I don't think that reflexively go make the kind of thing would have made the kind of decisions and is GonNa Make. It comes things just a little bit of a different view on things. He has a different kind of relationship with a lot of the other general managers in club officials. That he's going to have to deal with and sometimes it's little things like that can really make a bigger difference and especially for club like the pirates that place it's so close to the margins in so many ways you know it's more than just you know pinching every nickel and dime it's getting the most out of every minor league signing the get the draft pick every international signing There's still room for error. That a guy like Ben who who has stood broader scope of experience worldview in baseball. Some of those differences may turn out to be bigger things down the line. Now Tyler Glass now used to pitch for the pirates. He's now with a raise. He made some really interesting comments recently. About how he felt like that. The pirates were behind which is fascinating. Because you know this and I know this at eight or ten years ago. They reviewed his perhaps. The most progressive organization is at a feeling shared within the pirates organization. It is I think to a degree that right before the team kind of took off civil in two thousand thirteen fourteen and fifteen there was a sense that the pirates were ahead of the curve that they were doing things you know for the ray series. The pitching coaches the pitcher whisperer. They were doing things with shifts much more frequently and much earlier than a lot of big league clubs but I think there was any situation in a work environment. These can kind of set away and there can be like a little sense of complacency makes the kind of settles in after a while. A sense of this is the way we've always done. It always is just means the past. You know five or six years and in a game like baseball has changed so much so rapidly over the past half decade you. We can't afford to do that and I think you know. Let's say it's right or wrong? But I think some of the vision of the past management group discovered shortsighted got comfortable with their own ways and stopped really looking beyond what they had done before. That's where I think there's a sense now. I mean we can just see that little things like the there are cameras and there was a you know everywhere every time anybody pinch In the past there would just be a one or two front office. People Watching Guy. Pitch now he really used. The pitcher evaluated from every angle to minute fraction of evidence. As to what? He's doing just little things like that weren't there before that and they're being made more open and accessible to the players than the past. Maybe that information wasn't shared that there was a judging beforehand of this is going to be helpful. This is not then. We're going to talk about or stuff way now. It's maybe more so on the players incumbent upon them to make those judgments do what's GonNa Be Right. Ninety seconds left three questions for you. GimMe the name of a young player. Who spent most of the last year in the minor leagues are all blacks during the Minor Leagues? Who could make an impact in the big leagues? This year. Brian Hayes Third Baseman You know former high draft pick pretty much consensus top one or two prospect in this organization. Fantastic love work The offense is okay. They expect more from him more power. They expect more gap power. And that's the big question now. If you can translate it'd be complying with any of them and they translate to the big league level but the globe work already as big league ready. It's been he's been ready for the major leagues to play at Third Base for the past year to who were the names of the most marketable veterans presumably. There'll be looking to flip. Some of those guys during the season can only come into the closer Has has a big arm. Has that closer mentality that you love to see And I I think you know he's GonNa be he's GonNa be a free agent after this season. There's no inclination from the Front Office to try to extend him with a team. That's kind of a little bit. Maybe the last piece that you need to go get is. Is that an elite level closer so I think restarted sees a guy that gets traded by giant flight. Thirty one if they could try to take Chris Archer would probably love to do that. I think they would love to sever their ties with that deal. Admit it was a bad deal for the club and move on. They need archer to get out of the gate fast and then try to move him again in July again. Give me a number for a guesstimate of wins. This year. Seventy five go back and forth a mental see. This is a is a sixty nine when club and I don't see it quite five hundred yet either Especially second half of the season after they traded some guys if different all the different sorting disclosable need to get back on. So let let me go as a as a high end of seventy five. All Right Rob. Thanks for doing this. Hey No prompt us. During timing pickup gold covers the Saint Louis Cardinals for the Saint. Louis Post dispatch and Derek last year. The cardinals offense. It felt at times like it was their their liability. They had overcome. What do you see in their lineup? This year well not much change. I mean you're exactly right. It was something that the pitching in Kerry they had to. They had to be run prevention teen. 'cause they weren't going to be a run creation team from that run prevention team in that lineup. That we so much. All they've done is decided to let their cleanup hitter walkaway And Double Down on. Some of the guys who struggled last season back carpenter is going to be a key to less than they think they can get. Aggregate that's their Buzzword in aggregate they can get the production that are going to provide better from a collection of guys And maybe they don't like a young Dylan calls but it they didn't do much to address it except for a rely on hope and their internal algorithms that say last year on out liar and this year has to be better. Well you may have already mentioned his name in your is the most pivotal player on the team. Probably Well Matt Carpenter. Yeah I think I think Matt Carpenter into. That's that's a really good question to answer that question. I tend to go like okay if they're missing him. Where's the widest gap like? Where's the biggest drop off? And maybe Matt Carpenter isn't the answer then Matt Carpenter's the key to getting the offense. They think the whitest gaffe actually might be because they might not school run. It might be Jack Flaherty You Know Jack flared. He being exceptional not historic but being exceptional is what elevates this pitching staff from really good and deep to exceptional and deep and if he can be calm the ace that the that a lot of things a lot of people expecting his stuff and talent and determination certainly say then. I I think I think the cardinals are going to have a kind of theme where they can suppress others and and get by with a an offense that searches of it. They've got a lot of alternatives in the outfield. That to me and I don't cover the team every day like you do but that looks like the one place where you might see some growth in their offense guys stepping up. How do you think they're gonNA handle handle that group? And how do you think they will utilize various players? You're absolutely right. That's where it has to come from any sort of bounce that the offense is going to have to get While we talk about Matt Gardner Being Matt Carpenter just to compliment that supplement. That it's augmented. It's gotta come from the outfield. That means improvement from Harrison. Baiter await defensive player who had a very difficult offensive last year. Just well an average around two hundred on base receptors. It sank below three hundred nine even what they could really rely on from. A number eight hitter left field is in play. Tyler. O'neal Lane Thomas. Those are the guys have been digging it out with prospect Dylan Carlson for playing time and to Kinda get attention Then Dexter Fowler isn't right field they have so many options that these guys are gonNA enter the season possibly with dealing costs and in triple A. And then the other two guys bought call some looming. Carlson being a a real top end elite talent. And a lot of promise for not just the future. But for wha- impact he can have on twenty twenty. That's going to mean that the cardinals don't have to wait as long for these other guys to produce before they replace him You will see some shuffling in and out Especially with the versatility of these guys can play center for example If guys struggle and they will look for the trio that connects and catches fire. Or they'll continue shufflings room until they find it. There's always a question when it comes to rookies about when the team's going to be prepared to promote them. What do you see with the cardinals with Carlson? Yes so entering spring. They set up. Kind of three prong spoke with John Mosaic. About this early on in camp. And he kinda set up like a three level tests To get Dylan. Carlson to opening day said one dylan calls and has to press the issue and he did there and opening reeks where he was in the conversation. You're playing as well as anybody being factor in rallies You know very mature more of you know hitter very very appealing kind of just a presence. mature beyond his years so he did force the issue to Other guys had this ruggles meaning lane. Thomas Salary Neil. That really hasn't happened. They haven't taken the back dollar has not had a robust spring So we'll see how that plays out. He's been searching a little bit wanting to get some results in that final week of spring To kind of catapult as far as momentum goes into the regular season I'm so too is still unknown. You know the other guys have to shrink back as well as Dylan coming ahead and and three this is the big one is. He has to be a starter. He's not going to go to the majors on opening day. If he's a fourth outfielder he's GonNa be the everyday player he's GonNa have to that in spring and the other guys are going to have to have progress to a point where they need to be a part of it They see Dylan being a starter at some point in time for them. They're not really a team. That has massage service time. They'd put the onus on trying to get a guy up and keep a guy with an extension feeling might be the player who breaks that trend because they have alternatives and because that seventh years appealing and they can't ignore it. Give me a wind guesstimate on the twenty twenty cardinals. All things being equal. Do I presume health in all regards? Probably so I think this is ninety. You know what I may. She's ninety two win team You Know Paul Goldschmidt. Rio Awakens Matt Carpenter. Re Animates You Know Goldsmith had a good year last year but he didn't get a whole lot of help and did get to do a whole lot of damage guys on base And the offense works out. You know let's say less than they hope but better than last year. I think. That's a reasonable expectation. Pitching is just so robust. And so I think you know this time of year buster. I tend to follow the pitching as far as what was going to be the best in the Vision. And the cardinals. Right now are the deepest. And they've had the most the most effective pitching and I don't see any reason why they will change so that seems reasonable sort of a carbon copy of last year's team now. I got one more for you. This is it feels like and you've covered the cardinals for a long time. This field long right more. It feels like one of the more bizarre years in the National League Central. The way these teams are where you see. The potential the reds. The brewers are obviously made the playoffs the last couple of years but they didn't make a lot of big moves and it feels like the cubs are ready to hit the trap door and started a lot of changes. How do you see this division of an identity crisis? Twenty twenty right like You know the reds are the team. You know the things they've been built to make a real run not just at the division but maybe something beyond that and success in October and they have every right to. I mean they've been the most aggressive team. They've been the most assertive and they're pitching was sneaky. Great last year If they get their offense. Turn around in that ballpark. We'll help that. I mean let's not door that that ballpark can turn some you know Average hitters into titans and if they get that and they get a repeat of the pitching for last year. That's a really strong team You know the cubs. The the dynasty delayed is now what the dynasty derails. They certainly aren't the dynasty promised. And I think that has them looking at okay. Where did that go wrong? How can they how can they? You know we get back on track and do they need a year to do it or is this the year the last year of that window? It's fascinating time and you know. The brewers have sort of a patchwork roster that they're going to get by because they have an exceptional manager and you know he can kinda pull things together with the best of them and get the most out of a roster. That doesn't on paper look like it meshes all that. Well it's kind of like The wrong pieces from three different Jigsaw Puzzles but council put together to make it a really good picture so yeah it's a fascinating time in the division. I think it has the potential to and I mentioned the pirates so I didn't mention the pirates but you know I think it's a fascinating division because there isn't that team that stands out as the strongest. There's the cardinals who stand out as the perennial contender the reds now as the Challenger and the cubs as and brewers as the teams who their time atop the throne wasn't as long as they thought it would be. And so do they try another run at it or do they take a step back and Retrenching and afford another year. It's just that I don't know. I think I think July could be really fascinating in this. Division wouldn't shock me at all if the cardinals come out very strong in this division but by the end you're looking up and going the reds of the better team. Yeah it's the most fascinating division. There's no doubt about it With the way where the teams are all right. Derek thanks for doing this always a pleasure. Buster thank you very much split. Your tweets already buster bleacher tweets for Tuesday lead off with Debbie Gammons Brown again. The biggest contract the as have ever given was in two thousand and two the team has had considerable success and loyal fans. Why won't can't they ever have money to pay a-list players that's right and the reference there is to something that Susan Slicer said on our American League West Preview Which we posted on Monday look It's amazing aides had the success. They've had despite the fact that they haven't had much revenue. They haven't had much money to spend. Let's face it. It's not gonNA get significantly bigger where they could really compete toe to toe financially with other teams until they get a new ballpark. Now we keep on hearing about baby steps. Getting a new ballpark for the athletics. But who knows? We'll all this stuff going on in the bay area shutdown. How that's GonNa Affect any sort of ballpark conversation? As I've always said you know the the athletics ballpark situation reminds me of Charlie Brown and lie and And Lucy and the football being pulled away because it seems like every time we hear that it's right around the corner. The football gets pulled away. The stadium disappears. I'm waiting for shovels in the ground. Taylor yes seriously. I mean it's Kinda crazy too. I mean we see these shots of the sewage. Coming up through the the dugouts like I don't understand the stadiums dump like they need to do something about it. Ownership needs to do something about it. I mean I think these owners they wait around for the sweetheart stadium deals. If you want a new stadium you just you gotTa build it yourself man. Sorry that's what it's all right next tweet here from Rachel at South Underscore Pau thirteen. She writes in all right baseball twitter. Who Do you think has the best fastball in the majors? Right now I think it's Pearson of the blue. Jays Noah syndergaard has been I think at the top of that leaderboard and I'm talking about starting pitchers You know roll. Chavan for years held that title but he was a relief. Pitcher among starting pitchers right now nate Pearson. And as we talked about on the PODCASTS. He's got that sorta delivery inside where just looks easy for him to throw one hundred and two hundred and three miles per hour last one up for today Carlos Muna's at Carlos Almighty rights in. When do you think the latest the season could start before they just decided to cancel the twenty twenties altogether? You know I'm GonNa draw on what happened in one thousand nine hundred four when the players went on strike at the beginning of August and then in the middle of September Bud. Selig then the acting commissioner for Baseball announced that they were GONNA cancel the postseason September fifteenth. Is I think that time when we would start to get really concerned about them having any baseball this year As I mentioned I wrote a column with a bunch of ideas. And I'll just rod one now a Taylor that I had that I wrote about that. This might be the year first off. That baseball is certainly going to be played potentially into November and made even December and how `bout neutral site world series identified ahead of time. So that You could pick way in advance places like Texas new ballpark or maybe Arizona's chase field where you can say we're GonNa play the American League Championship Series National League Championship series the world series in a warm weather site so you don't have to worry about whether ramifications you liked that. I liked a lot. I I'm in for I think with all these leagues. Everything is on the table. And I'm like fascinating to see how it's all GonNa shake out you know like the NBA. There's been talk could do a little tournament. I people keep writing in about that for for baseball. So whatever we see two to spice it up again. Minor thing in all of this but that could definitely be a lot of fun and that'll do it for bleacher tweets for today. We've got all of our division previews out of the way if you haven't caught any definitely scroll back through the feed buster going to blast out a tweet with all the links attached to it and we will have David freeze tomorrow. Very exciting stuff played in possibly the greatest game of all time so we're excited to have him on one last thing today. The three the Jackie Robinson played in his first exhibition game in the dodgers organization in Nineteen. Forty six four Montreal That was the year before he reached the Big Leagues. Here's some audio on the site history versus Hollywood about Jackie Robinson. Going into pro ball initial hear the voices of Jackie Robinson. Pee Wee Reese Eddie stanky and Rachel Robinson of course Jackie's wife give a lesson in that summer of forty seven. Very few people knew that peewee recent Jackie Robinson. We're going to be great teammates. They would become the boys of summer. Jackie Robinson though not embraced by all of his teammates did indeed win them over one by one pee. Wee Reese another southerner was the first to really embrace you healy from the outset that if I were the only white guy trying to break in all black league I want to be my friend and he says the Janke Robson as they can make it. That's all I'm going to ask. We have some deep South Boers. They'RE DOWN IN ALABAMA AND GEORGIA. And they didn't appreciate it and if you sat down and played cards with Jackie or something they would let you know about it and you know high in the world. Can you sit down and play with it? So and so feeling pretty nice to fill it out. Jackie Robinson was the most hated man in the world. There was no one else comprehend gives Loehmann's his isolation wasn't until the dodgers went on the road and his teammates saw how he was turned away at the front desk of hotels that even hardcore southerner like Eddie sank can see that this was a social injustice or will go on the Saint Lawrence O. On the bus Jack had another hotel. That's odd live with never changed his personality or or thoughts about the game. That game started at first. Pitch evolved all now only with this woman. Rachel Robinson Jackie's wife. Could he let his guard? He was a lonely man on an island with very youth brand. Only Rachel comprehend how difficult that first year was for. Jaffe disappointed at times. Frustrated solution Down but he would pick himself up. He's very resilient and very determined really stubborn about the thing. He was going to make it work. And that's it for today a Taylor. You mentioned the fact. We're going to have David freeze. I'm also excited because we're GONNA talk to David Wells who is a member of the boomer. Who is a member of the nine hundred ninety eight Yankees? He's someone who has the greatest stories and we're going to tap into that today You know that he's always going to be no-holds-barred in telling us what happened behind the scenes. Yeah it's going to be going to be good stuff. Hopefully this is just the beginning of this guests train rolling through so big names big stories and big sounds behind me as it sounds like the wife is waking up there. You go to Jeff Brantley Jesse Rogers. Todd Rosiak Beer Temple Derek Gould and of course Taylor swing yellow again. Thanks for letting your home studios and making these podcasts work. Absolutely it's a lot of fun for me and something to do aggregrate everybody. Thanks for listening for listening to the baseball tonight. 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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 439: Signings, Free Agency, and Impacts

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 439: Signings, Free Agency, and Impacts

"The golden state concepts baseball podcasts. We cover everything majorly from sprint tree. The world series. Got your favorite club. Cover from new york to boston to la. Vix is the golden state media concepts baseball podcast Everybody welcome back to the mc base podcast brought to you by the g. s. m. c. podcast network. I'm your host patrick kenny. And today we're going to be talking about the biggest story over the last few days. The trevor bauer signing to the los angeles dodgers. Then after that we're going to be taking a look at the free agency landscape seeing who signed wear who still left and who might not be signed and then in the third segment. We're going to be taking it to who might make the biggest impact on their team is gonna be trevor bauer. Could it be even a trade. That might be the biggest. We're gonna find out over there in that third segment and then finally in the final part of this podcast. We're going to be today discussing. What are the top ten baseball movies of all time. And of course i have a list. I guess you guys covered. Don't even worry about it. We're going to get into it right now and welcome in everybody to the gmc base podcast on everybody for coming and let's get right into this first segment where obviously discussing. Trevor bauer and his massive signing to the l. a. dodgers now a trevor. Bauer did this for a few reasons. one obviously being his home and i know that he has gone on record by saying that he didn't wanna sign a long term contract. And if. I'm remembering correctly which i should be that trevor. Bauer has player options on his second and third deal so the entire deal is worth Hundred and two million dollars and he is absolutely deserving a bet he just won the cy young award and helped make the reds a playoff contenders at least for that year and he was definitely a massive part of that now. The first year of his contract is about forty million dollars and in year two which he has a player option for is worth forty five million dollars and then you're three obviously is the rest of that one hundred and two million dollar deal now. I think it's obvious now that the dodgers just won the world series obviously are the overwhelming favourite to at least make it to the world series again if not ended up winning now. Trevor bauer think is going to be the number two behind walker. I don't know if he is going to be that opening day guy. He very well may be but at least what. Trevor bauer has shown us is the potential to be the reigning cy young award winner but he also has the potential to post a yara fix like he did just the year before with the reds and the indians as well and i think that walker bueller is a little bit more consistent than trevor bauer. And that's just because. I think that i mean. Obviously i don't know why he's. He's more consistent than trevor bauer. But trevor bauer seems to not have his best stuff every so often and it's because of that that he ends up. As i think the number two guy i think he is going to be the number. Two ahead of clayton kershaw just because kershaw is more toward the latter end of his career. And because of that. S why i think that trevor bauer is going to be the number two behind walker bueller. But that doesn't mean that the staff for the dodgers is any less impressive and i think that watching the dodgers and padres play is going to be must watch baseball just because of how talented those two teams are and i think that both of those teams are going to end up being at least at least competitive. I can definitely see the padres end up in the world series and baseball's weird like that stuff can go from one way or another with the swing of the bat and it's not always the pitchers fault and sometimes the hitter just gets lucky and some and that might be the difference between these two teams. Both of these two teams are stacked but before we discuss. How the dodgers and trevor bauer are going to match up with the padres. We also have to look out the east coast in. See the mets. And i think the trevor bauer one of the reasons that he chose the dodgers instead of the mets is because i think he does like that spotlight i think if he i think he thinks that it's going to be easier for him to try. And get the number starting ace role for the dodgers instead of the mets. Just because the mets have noah syndergaard and they also have jacob degrom. And i think that degrom has proven to be a better pitcher than trevor. Bauer over the last two years. And i think arguably that you could say that degrom maybe should have won the cy young last year. They might be doing in the mlb a sort of like. Oh we already know how good you are. Let's spread the wealth a little bit kind of thing like how a lot of are how lebron james and the nba was. The mvp was definitely the best player in the league but he went every single. Mvp or michael jordan in the ninety s. He was the best player in the league but he didn't always win the mvp. And i think that's. What is the situation happening with the mets end. In fact i think maybe even syndergaard is a more consistent in more consistently dominant than trevor bauer. And that's not to say that. Trevor bauer isn't good. I mean he just won the cy young. I just think that part of the reason that he decided to go to la other than it also being his home because he obviously grew up in la and he and he also went to ucla with gary cole. His arch-rival so to speak in new york. That might also be a another reason. You'd want to have to see garrett cole and live that close to maybe but i. I think that the mets are going to be fine without getting trevor bauer. I think that they've added a lot of good pieces. Obviously if they had been able to get. Trevor bauer would have made an important impact in how they were would would have been perceived but they the mets did trade for carlos carrasco in francisco door. And that's going to give the mets a third a really good third option. Maybe even a fourth option and the mets are definitely going to be good. They also signed. We'll get into this a little bit later. They also signed a trevor. May who is going to give them some very very much needed. Bullpen help. but let's bring it back to the dodgers. Trevor bauer against the padres and the padres have one of the best pitcher j shin's of all time and i would maybe say that i wouldn't necessarily say it's as good as As the cleveland indians Rotation just two years ago with corey. Kluber trevor bauer cleansers. Carlos carrasco and shane bieber. Just because all of those guys are just so good but with that being said the hydrates have added some weapons to their arsenal. Now they're not going to have mike clovinger this year because he has Tommy john and he's going to be rehabbing that throughout the year. I think there's a possibility that if they make the playoffs that he'll make an appearance here there but for the most part he's probably done for the season and because of that the padres aren't going to be as good. As if they had nightclub injure now they did add hugh darvish and blake snell in some pretty big deals that they got they had to give up a few pieces. But i think with who they already have on their team and the starting pitching that they just added. Hugh darvish had a great year last year. Obviously snell's one of the top pitchers in the league. It's going to be interesting to see how blake snow translates his game from the l. Where he's been his whole career with the raise to the nfl where he is gonna have to bat. He's going to have to face pitchers which are going to be a little bit easier to face than a guy who is literally paid money just to hit and because of that. I think it's going to be just just utter pandemonium when these teams take the field. And i know. I'm going to be watching almost every single game. That these guys these guys go out there and play but one of the things one reason. I think that trevor bauer went to los angeles specifically is because of his Social media company and his brand a momentum. And i think that it's it he chose la. Just because that's where you go to get that kind of thing done. Lebron james did it. That's one of the reasons that he chose the lakers. When he left cleveland second time he wanted to help build his brand and his his media company. And i think trevor bauer maybe saw that and was like. Hey at doesn't sound like too bad of a of an idea. I play for one of the most storied franchises in all of sports with the dodgers. And i'm in la so i get to help launch my media company and grow that company so much further and they have some really really interesting bits on online on youtube and stuff with watch momentum where trevor bauer one of them is called watch. Momentum's bauer bites and bauer and invites other players over and they discuss how they got to where they were when they first discovered their love for baseball when and what was the worst experience they had playing baseball. These kinds of things. And i think because of vat you end up with trevor bauer going to the dodgers and there are a number of reasons why trevor bauer shows the dodgers but signing that deal actually put the dodgers in a pretty tough place because the dodgers now are missing a key piece because of free agency not because of trevor bauer. But with that two hundred million dollars are over two hundred million dollars. I should say over the luxury that the that the dodgers are. It's going to make it really really hard for justin turner to re signed with the dodgers and now the dodgers have cam. They've come out and said that they want to resign Just turn just because of how key a pc is to how good they are. He's incredible defensively and especially offensively. But because the dodgers are so much over that luxury cap. It's hard to think that they're gonna wanna go much much more especially after the hits that they took in revenue every mlb team took major hits revenue because of covid and because they weren't allowing fans into the stadiums and things like that that every every major sports team in every sport league lost money and not a little bit of money either. They lost a lot of money but right now. The dodgers only have one active third baseman by the name of edwin. Ross and he's only had seventy six at bats in his entire career now. Do i think that that's necessarily a bad thing. Absolutely not you can find diamonds in the rough during spring training which might happen but i think the biggest part of the most interesting part about all that is if they don't sign justin turner and they don't they're not able to retain him he goes to the braves or the nationals or something like that that they're going to have a and the dodgers have had some major success with with their rookies. Take cory seager jack. Petersen yossi we for some reason when when the dodgers call up guys to the bigs as rookies they're ready to make an impact and maybe the dodgers have a guy that they can move to third base like maximum is at first base. they could move. max muncie over there and they could maybe move cody bellinger over the first base. He has played some first base for the dodgers in the past. But then they're looking at a whole maybe in the outfield so the dodgers definitely have options. They don't have to resign. Justin turner at all. And in fact. I don't necessarily expect them to maybe get a deal done. Just because turner's up there in age this is going to be his last real chance at getting good contract. And if if i were in that situation i think that i would have to go with the money after. I've already won the world series and i've done everything i want to accomplish. Maybe it's time to go in cash in just a little bit more than maybe he has in the past and because of that is just going to be very interesting to see if the dodgers are are going to find a another third basement or if they're gonna move somebody somewhere or what they're going to do. The one question. I do have though is are are they deep enough. What if what if somebody sustained a season ending injury was that gonna do to the dodgers hopes even if it's not one of their amazing pitchers what if it's not kershaw dustin may or trevor bauer or walker. What if it's somebody much more. Not i wouldn't say important but somebody that plays every day. What if instead of a relief getting hurt and missing a couple of days. What if it's max muncie. What if it's cory seager. What if it's mukhi bits. What are they gonna do then. Do they need more depth or do they do. They sign anybody else. It's it's gonna be interesting and every team has weaknesses and that's not necessarily a bad thing at all. It makes the game more exciting it but for right now i think the dodgers are in a very good place. I think the trevor bauer signing is incredible for them. I mean if he can keep up what he with the pace that he has been at other than maybe the twenty nine thousand nine season but maybe go back to the twenty sixteen season where he was a key part in the indians Trip to the world series where they only had two starting pitchers with corey kluber. Trevor bauer and then they had to have josh tomlin out there throwing six innings for them just because they were so hurt in pitching or if he is able to keep up his cy young stats from last season. It's gonna be interesting. I i'm really high on the dodgers and everybody else should be. I think that the dodgers are likely to win the west. I do think the padres have a real shot at winning that as well. I think the padres might have a better shot. If clemenger weren't hurt. I think that if clemenger weren't hurt and they had still made all of these signings and trades. I think that the padres might have been the favourite out in the west. But i think that because of the trevor bauer signing that it sort of shifts the pendulum back in into the dodgers favor and anything can happen baseball. Who knows the dodgers might not be able to find the strike zone on the mound and they might not be able to. You know hit water if they fell off a boat but as unlikely that is definitely going to be a. It's definitely going to be a fun season to watch them. I am very excited for the season. And i miss baseball so much. I know that everybody listening to the podcast. Also mrs baseball as much as i do. And it's it's fun to get excited about transactions like these. It's fun to get excited about the francisco endure and carlos carrasco trade to the mets. And then pretend like you're like you know how much that is going to impact one way or the other and it this is. This is so fun just to go over the transactions but at the end of the day. It's it's still the athletes on the field but have to make the that have to make the place. They have to do everything that they can so that they can win the world series. And who knows maybe the squad that the rockies put together out west are going to be the best team baseball has ever seen a. It's all it all really just depends on what happens on the field and because of that. It's it's going to be a fun season especially out in the west now. Don't go anywhere we're going to take a short break in. Just a few moments were also going to go over the free agency landscape. Who is left. Who went where we're gonna discuss some trades Specifically the mets trade to our for francisco indoor and carlos carrasco which have already mentioned a couple times where you're gonna mention. Trevor bauer a little bit. But for the most part were going to be asking who is what the free agency landscape who might not get signed who might get signed to should get signed and then after that segment we're going to discuss what free agent signing was the most important or will be the most important and finally. I have the top ten baseball movies of all time. Now this is my list and everybody is entitled to their own opinion. But i do gotta say i think i put together pretty good list Let me know in the comments and everything what you guys think regis on twitter Subscribe to ass- on youtube all of that fun stuff and we'll be right back in just a moment. This is your ultimate staffer. Everything sports the golden state media concepts or podcast. Should i say more from the nfl. Mel beat the nba. To 'em it's all in here. The golden state media concepts sports podcasts. Listen now just at this all right everybody. Welcome back to the g. s. m. c. based podcast. The podcast all about major league baseball and in this segment right here. We're going to be talking about the free agency landscape. We're going to try and see who has signed who has yet to sign. And we're just going to get right into it right here. So the first player that. I really want to talk about is george springer. George springer obviously a all world athlete. He is fantastic and he recently just left the houston astros to sign with the toronto blue jays. The thirty one center fielder signed a one hundred and fifty million dollar deal to go there and he has gone on record saying that he decided to go to the blue jays because they're built to win am. I think it's definitely an interesting choice. I mean obviously. The money is one of the biggest. If not the biggest reason to go from houston to toronto and i think that that signing is going to be really really important for them in the future especially spring can keep his numbers where they art ever since breaking into the lee and twenty fourteen. He has been an absolute stud defensively and so so so important offensively for the astros. He was vital to them winning in He was excuse me vital to them winning the world series a few years ago and because of his loss chew him leaving the astros. I should say it. Leaves a big hole in the outfield for the astros and the astros did recently resigned. Michael brantley as well to a thirty one million dollar deal and that is going to keep the bat of michael brantley in the offense but he hasn't necessarily play too much defence lately. Ns because he does have a big history injuries and when he was with the indians the reason that they didn't sign him and the indians have actually had a lot of trouble in the outfield. They've been struggling to find. Decent outfielders for the last few years is because michael brantley. Was there left fielder. And after a while he just couldn't get onto the field anymore and that is a huge huge reason that the indians decided to let brantley go. And i think that the astros definitely took a hit there but i think that they will still bounce back the astros have a fantastic organization and they they have a lot of talent still even with l. Treve getting up there. And with michael brantley being up there and them having that grinky who is also up in the up in the age category as as well now the next guy that i wanna talk about is out on simmons and he was so fantastic for the angels. He's and they'll be ranked tam the number one. Sorry excuse me. Mlb network and all of them over there ranked him as the number one shortstop there now. Personally i don't know if he is number one but he is definitely the best defensive player in the game right now without without a doubt. He is the best defensive shortstop in the game. And as we know all too clearly especially Ranger fans That defense is is such a big part of the game a few years ago. I'm making a callback. Who were the raiders. Were just a couple of outs away from making it to another world series. If i'm remembering correctly and they and their mvp their slugger their center fielder josh hamilton. Just didn't look a ball in and they ended up losing that next that game and they ended up losing the series. The rangers haven't been back there since they haven't just haven't been where they were and out on simmons just signed with the twins and i think that's going to be a big signing for them especially because they've lost a few key pieces especially trevor may out of the bullpen Trevor may who signed with the new york mets. And we'll get into the mets just a little bit Ah but trevor may is was a huge part of of their team. Any recently signed a decent deal with the new york mets to come out of the bullpen forum. And i think that's going to help out the mets incredibly as well. Marcus stroman re-signed with the mets After being traded there in the in this past season but it is going to be interesting to see where where people go Michael wasco was with the mets. And now he signed a deal with the rays. Adam wainwright is still available. It's going to be interesting to see where he goes if he still says. What the cardinals. He has a huge history of injuries. And that's kind of been his downfall because for a long time especially when he first got into league he was one of the best pitchers in the league in injuries and everything like that has just damaged his his production and it does with so many other people and the next guy i want to talk about is Dj lamaze you. Who resigned with the yankees. A lot of big big free agents are going to new york whether it's the mets or the yankees Lamaze you just signed with the yankees a few Few days ago and he signed a very big contract for the thirty two year old second baseman and that contract is worth about ninety million dollars but lemay hughes production offensively is what got him that contract but i think the most interesting sign for the yankees is the signing of former rangers and former cy young winner for the cleveland indians. Corey kluber corey. Kluber signed an eleven million dollar deal just a few days ago as well. Obviously free agency is is not that old but pitchers and catchers report in less than a week and it's going to be incredibly interesting to see who signs wear. What pitchers are still available. And where they're going to end up ed if they're going to be if they're late siamese to to spring training who is going to be ready for the season and who's gonna need a few weeks to get back into the game a another huge free agents that hasn't signed though is in kennedy and In kennedy has had a fantastic career. I with the diamondbacks now Recently with the royals and he has made a very smooth transition from the starting pitchers role to now a relief pitcher and He has been very effective for the royals the last few years. He still free agent so we don't know where he's going to sign. It is kinda likely that he might resign with the royals. If they can get the money beat worked out although he is up as she is thirty six years old and because of that it does make it harder for people to be signed I mean once you get up to that age if you don't already have a big deal in place that teams are already paying for you. You're not going to get the deals that you were getting just a couple of years ago. Just because production in baseball specifically tends to fall off so dramatically that there's nothing there's nothing more to give the these owners don't have the faith that you're going to be able to live up to a four year thirty five million dollar contract if you're thirty eight years old and that that's just not going to happen. People aren't going. The owners aren't going to make that deal because that production isn't going to be there like howie. Kendrick is still free agent for the nationals. But he's listed as a da. She's thirty seven years old and he was so important to them winning the world series two years ago but at the same time. He's thirty seven and it's it's going to be harder and harder for guys like him to be signed is going to be harder for people like john. Lester does get sign even though he did. Just sign a one year contract with the nationals. Now people like derek holland who are thirty four but have had the career that they looked to have when they were very young. Derek colin of course starting with the texas rangers had a fantastic run with the rangers for a very long time back in the early two or twenty tens and late when the rangers were one of the best teams in baseball. He's just not going to get the money that he probably could have gotten. Had his career gone in a different way just because of his age people know who he is. Now and that's not a slight against against david Air jesse sees york holland. It's not a slight against him at all is just people know who he is. He's no longer that eights that that you were going to look for much like king felix Dare colin i'm sorry it was just the pirates but kink felix felix hernandez was is a thirty four year old pitcher who was last with the braves and i think right now he might get a He might get a minor league deal but if he gets minor league deal that doesn't guarantee that he's going to make the big leagues ninety nine for a team like the orioles and the orioles. Just they just haven't been good the last few years so it doesn't so they're going to have to basically rebuild their entire farm system until they can get a bunch of good pieces in place so i don't expect too many big signings to come out of baltimore just because i think the last big signing they had was jonathan. Vr and He just wasn't very like he was. He was good for them but he he didn't make enough of a difference. That one person isn't going to turn the baltimore orioles around and as tough as that is to hear. That's just what it is in unfortunately for bo for oriole fans it. It's hard to to carry about a team. That just isn't where they should be now. Cesar hernandez is another guy. I wanna talk about Caesar and end is actually just re-signed with the indians He is likely going to be playing second base again. Although the indians do find themselves at a whole insurance at shortstop because of that huge blockbuster trade that the indians had with the mets to get For the mets to get francisco lindor and carlos. Cookie roscoe and i think that is one of the biggest teams this year and i know you guys have already heard me talk about the mets. But i'm really high on the mattress because how many moves. They've made they have a depth at they have a really good bullpen depth. They'll let me. I try not to get ahead of myself here. But they they have a good high-powered offense their starting pitching is just phenomenal with a trio of degrom syndergaard and now bauer and then throw in carlos carrasco who is therefore four starter. Carlos carrasco obviously at the beginning of last season was the number three starter on the indians. And you're now making him the number four. I think that that is going to be so hard to be. If the mets can stay healthy. I will almost take them in any series that they put that they go up against just because of how good their pitching is. And they're so good at defense as well now especially with the glove of francis. Lynn door a another huge signing that. We're going to be looking at today is the J a happ signing hap- signed Wish the twins just a few weeks ago From the yankees. Although he is thirty eight years old. I think it does fill the void that the twins need if he can still be as productive as he was on the excuse me on the yankees if he can still be as good as he was. I think that the twins have a really good shot at repeating on winning the al central now a good read signing is didi gregorious. Dd just resigned for two year deal with the phillies and just like jt. Muto who is another huge shining the phillies have the phillies. Have been are have been able to keep their guys this year and that is very important because if the longer that these guys are playing together the better chemistry that they're going to and it's going to it's going to reflect on the field and the phillies were close last year. I think if they put together a few pieces last year was weird season though because of covid a lot of tea. A lot of games ended up not being played that should have been played But a couple of guys on one team may have gotten covid like the mariners for example are a huge were huge underdog story last year. I can't. I can't even believe that they were even in the playoffs. It was it was. It was almost absurd because of how good that they actually wert and part of that is because they missed a lot of their games early in the season and they were missing half. They're team at one point because of covert and we're going to see some of that this year we're going to see a few game cancellations. We're gonna see a few players miss a week or two but with this season hopefully to be as long as a normal season one hundred sixty two game season. And maybe not. With an all star game will obviously. Mlb be is going to try to have the all star game. Because that's that's where the money is. And if i'm sorry i'm getting off track guys at. I'm sorry about that. But the mariners beat out the phillies last year for that wildcard spot because of of who they who they played and who they didn't play they got out of few games and they won a couple of tight games. And that's really just how baseball goes in general now before i end this segment. I want to talk about justin. Turner is the biggest free agent. That has left. And it's gonna be interesting to see where he goes because he is up there in age but he's still incredibly productive now. The dodgers have blown past the luxury tax threshold by over two hundred million dollars. But the dodgers still want to get turner before he obviously before he would sign somewhere else. But i don't know if the dodgers wanna go over that luxury tax anymore than they already have. Now i've heard of the braves. I've heard the nationals I heard the blue jays but that was before that they signed george springer. I've heard the raise personally. I don't expect turner to re-sign just. Because i don't know if the dodgers can work out that money turner is nearing the end of his His prime at the age of thirty seven. Which is kind of crazy to say but i i don't know if the dodgers can afford somebody of his talent now if he goes to the braves that would increase their offense by a lot. They ranked in the low twenties last year in offense but they are very good defensive team and he would help to that as well and i think the braves need most right now is obviously obviously some some hitting production and that is absolutely what turner has has john in his career. He is absolutely destroyed. The baseball Now The the other team and the team that i think would be the best fit for him. Is is the nationals. I think that he would be a great fit with that squad they have trai turner want soto kyle shorebridge josh bell startling castro yang gums victor robe blaze and a decent pitching staff. I think that if justin turner goes there he would fill the void that i think he would fill the spot that anthony don't had when they won the world series and i think that i think is the best spot for him. I think that they have the best. The i don't think they have the most money. I think obviously the raise or the braves could offer him more. But i think that the best fit for him would be the nationals. Now i also wanna talk about jackie. Bradley jr. who is the thirty one thirty one year old center fielder from the from boston. He's looking to get a four year deal. I don't know if he can get it but if he can get it and re signed with boston. I would definitely make boston. Fans a lot happier than when they traded when they traded. Mookie betts just about a year ago a year or so ago before the last season and the dodgers obviously re signed him to a massive deal. this past year as well The final person that i want to get into is yasser yelp week and you of we is a- took a long time to get signed last year. He had an okay season last year. Wasn't great but it wasn't awful. I think that it is unlikely that he's going to be signed until i would say around. Maybe late april early. May and i think that he. I think that teams are going to see who they have in the outfield and who they want to put in the outfield and if they're really lacking on offense they might go with yasser. Gop even though he does he has had some issues in the past Off the field issues but since Getting demoted a few years ago. And then coming back to the league. He hasn't really had that much off the field that many off field issues. I should say. But i don't know if he's a high enough high enough priority because he is he is expensive. He wasn't all-star. He is a heck of a player and if he ends up going to the fans getting signed. I i don't know if it if the teams that are willing to sign him are going to necessarily want to put him in front of their young guys who are just now getting into their own They're just getting their own reps and things like that in the next segment we're going to be looking at what free agent signing or what. 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Follow us on facebook and and download us on itunes soundcloud and google play and welcome back everybody to the s. mc base podcast brought to you by the g. s. m. c. podcast network in this segment. Right here we're gonna talk about what free agent signings and or what trade basically what acquisition was the best. And we're going to go over a few teams here and just see who who is going to make the best improvement to their new team. Now we're gonna start off in the central. The cubs signed it. Jack peterson to a one year. Seven million dollar deal and they this signing necessarily isn't that exciting but i think with the cubs loss of kyle schwarzer in the offseason as well that it's going to they have that offensive output back. He is an absolute monster of hitter. And i think that he actually gives the cubs a little bit better. Defensive output In the outfield and than Did now next team we're going to talk about is the reds. They signed sean doolittle to a one year one. Half million dollar contract and doolittle had a rough year of rough year last season in washington. But that's a lot of pitchers at a lot of players had down years and for a lot of teams it was. It was hard to get into the rhythm because they started spring training and then all of a sudden they couldn't have spring training anymore and and it was just hard especially for pitchers At the beginning of the year the back to where they were which is what makes. Trevor bauer performance last year as As well as Shane bieber for the cleveland indians. How dominant they were and how they were able to stay. Ready is super super impressive. Now they also signed the reds. Signed a deal gordon To a minor league deal but if he if the redskins get some decent output out of Dee gordon then that is all. That's going to help them off. Offensively that he has a career batting average of over Over to eighty. I believe and if if the reds can get that offensive output out of him. That's going to help them. The reds struggled in two huge huge huge spots last year in that was bullpen. Pitching and getting guys on base If i believe that they had the worst batting average as a team to ever make the playoffs and that is second to only the cubs of or no. I believe actually excuse me That the cubs were second only to the reds all time of the worst batting averages and wanting that didn't have a bad batting average last year was the saint louis cardinals and the saint. Louis cardinals may recently made a trade to go and grab nolan aeronautica from the colorado rockies and it looks like the rockies are definitely gonna be sellers there are definitely gonna try and rebuild now there. It looks like they're gonna hang onto trevor story for at least a little bit. They might get rid of them. They might not. It might just be one of the decisions that they've decided to choose. Trevor story over Nolan are not in. I think this makes the cardinals a lot. More dangerous definitely think they're the favourite to win the nfl central at. I mean i just don't see the reds with them losing trevor bauer and and then not having just that that number one guy i mean they have they have louis custodio and they have sunny gray wade miley. And that's a great great lineup. But at the same time you don't have the guy who just won the cy young and with how bad they were of last year. I don't necessarily see them scoring enough runs with the rest of the bullpen. To win enough games to outpace the cardinals and anything can happen as just. I don't see that as as i don't see that as likely as i do. The cardinals just winning the division outright. I and the next thing we're we're gonna talk about. We're going to go out west and we're going to go to the west and we're gonna talk about the arizona diamondbacks pickup of joakim soria. The diamondbacks definitely needed a closer. They have a lot of problems They're they're definitely gonna rebuild phase. They had a couple really really strong years. Where they were in contention and they could never put it together. they're always a couple of pieces away but the signing of walking story for a one year contract for about three and a half million dollars is a good signing for them when they can get the lead and keep the lead. And i mean last year a they were notorious for blowing their saves. It's it is what it is but now they have joakim soria who's a fantastic closer and should be fantastic for them the next trade or excuse me the next acquisition we're gonna talk about is the trevor bauer signing to the dodgers now last year. Obviously they last offseason. I should say. They traded for mookie betts and then they went and will won the world series and then they added the reigning and l. Cy young award winner to probably be there number two. If we're going to be honest. I think walker buehler's still going to be their number one and i think clayton kershaw is going to be a good number three for them. But trevor bauer think might be able to win out that opening day spot. But i wouldn't go that far as to guarantee it. Especially after how amazing walker. Bueller has the last few seasons now. Now we're gonna go and move toward the padres and the padres have a very interesting team right now. So let's go over some of the moves that they made this offseason so the first thing that they do was declined. The one year option for mitch moreland which freed up cap space and then might clemenger agreed to a two year one and a half or excuse me eleven and a half million dollar extension which buys out his remaining years arbitrary action and then after that they went and signed a utility outfielder. Greg garcia and tommy fan also has arbitration rights with san diego. They traded for blake. Snell sending catcher francisco mahia to the raise. The raise definitely know what they're doing with pitchers. I think they're going to be fine. I think they've viewed that blake's now is worth getting rid of for the hall that they got they got to pitching prospects a catching a catching prospect and francisco mahia. Who's ready to go with the bat. Now he hasn't been great in his time in the bigs yet but he is still young and he has a lot of time to develop they also traded for hugh darvish and they gotta catch your back because they just got rid of one of their catchers and they sent a few prospects to the cubs for hugh darvish now. Let's go over that pitching lineup right now. Now obviously might clovinger is going to be out for the season he just recently after signing that contract extension. He ended up getting tommy john surgery. And he's gonna miss all of the twenty twenty one season but they still have one heck of a pitching rotation they have hugh darvish blake snow. Joe musk rose chris. Paddack chris paddack if you don't remember was arguably the best pitcher on the padres at the start of last season and then they traded for might clovinger may a few deals in the padres are gearing up for one heck of a run they also have a decent lumet who last season pitched almost one hundred eighty innings with a seventeen or excuse me thirteen and seven record posting a three two three three two era with over two hundred strikeouts and just over sixty walks. That's gonna be one heck of a pitching rotation and then next season if they can retain a lot of these guys and get clovinger back watch out because they are going to be so fun to watch but now we gotta go over to the al. And i we're going to start off with the blue jays signing of george springer to a six year one hundred and fifty million dollar contract now. The blue jays have a great great young team. It's it's pretty pretty ridiculous. How accurate that young team isn't how talented. They are with vladimir guerrero. Junior ed's so many other players ed but the blue jays with this signing had proven that they are all in right now that this signing might make the blue jays the favorite in the al east because while the yankees are always going to be good the red sox last year. Took one of the biggest steps back that i've ever seen In part of that was just because they weren't healthy and that that is a very good reason for for for there to sort of fall off. And i don't necessarily think that they fell off too much Other than just not being healthy the next signing that i want to talk about is the boston red sox's garrett richards now. The red sox definitely struggled of with starting pitching last year and him signing to the red sox is gonna give them a little bit more stability. He signed a one year ten million dollar contract and because of his signing. I think that the red sox could potentially get a wildcard bid if they come back healthy and if they perform to what they were at just a couple of years ago when they were world series contenders and we're gonna go from boston now to their hated rival the new york yankees the new york. Yankees signed corey. Kluber and corey kluber for the last. Few seasons has had some injury issues in texas and few injury issues when he was still with the tribe in cleveland but i think that his signing there is going to give them a decent number two or even a number a number three if kluber can come back healthy and be near where he was when he won his two. Cy youngs with the with the cleveland indians. It's it's gotta be huge behind garrett cole and potentially bind luis severino and potentially above james talian and the yankees obviously resigned a dj lemay q. And they still have aaron judge they still have giancarlo stanton. They still have As they still have. Clint frazier errant. Dick's gary sanchez. And that offense is definitely not the problem and with the kluber signing. I think that it is going to give them the best option for a solid number to a solid middle of the guy rotation that is going to get you some key wins here in there and now we're gonna go to the ale central. We're not gonna talk that much about the al west. I don't think that they had many signing or had many decent signings. I don't expect much to come out of the west. I'm going to be honest. But the al central has had some very very interesting Shakeups the cleveland indians Obviously lost out a with the lindores trade. They're going to miss him. They have a decent lineup still but they also traded away carlos carrasco the got a lot of prospects in return but the biggest signing for them and biggest acquisition for them was getting eddie rosario from the twins obviously he was a free agent. But they're still taking away from their toughest competition over the last few years and filling one of the biggest needs that they had which is absolutely the outfield they have had a revolving door out there in the outfield for the last. Probably five years ever since michael brantley started yet hurt toward his toward the end of his tenure in cleveland. They haven't had very much stability out there. They've traded for a couple of filters in years. Past with jay bruce and with ucf week and that has ignited some sparks. But i don't know if the indians are still there. I don't know if the indians still need are still just that one piece away just that one out away like they were for a few years. But i do think that it's going to give him some really good stability eddie. Rosario is fantastic outfielder. And he's going to give them a lot a lot. A lot of stability in the outfield. And that's what the indians really need right. Now they're going to be good offensively. They still have jose ramirez. They still have roberto perez. They did lose carlos santana. And we're gonna talk about that in just a second but even with that loss. They're still going to have a decent offense. They're going to steal a lot of bases the season. They're going to get a lot of extra base hits. I think they're going to play a lot of small ball with tito francona at the head. Of what is the cleveland indians right now. He is a fantastic manager. Obviously is one of the great staff and hall of famer and i. I think it's going to be interesting to see how he deals with the loss of such a key piece like francisco door and with some and the loss of one of the best bullpen arm or best arms in baseball still even though he is now probably a two or three maybe even four carlos correa sco was still dominant and still very very good at what he does. Which is why the mets wanted him. And i think that he's going to be a good acquisition for the mets as well Next we're gonna go to. The royals huge signed carlos santana. He signed a to your seventeen and a half million dollar contract with them. The royals definitely needed an on base sky. And if there's one thing that carlos santana does is he has one of the best is of the game. He takes walks. He doesn't force what he isn't force a swaying. If he knows that it's better for him to get on base. He'll he takes pitches. He gets on base. And that's exactly what the royals needed any provides. Really good defense out there if they have at first base if they have met d. h. Then he's going to do fantastic is going to absolutely fantastic on with the. I expect great things from him. There and the final team that i wanna talk about in this segment right here is the twin signing algernon simmons. The twins needed a shortstop so bad and they got the best defensive shortstop in in the leak the he signed a one year. Ten and a half million dollar deal Simmons obviously leaving from the angels to come to the twins. And i think now that the twins have the best shortstop in the al central. Now in it. I don't think it's even close. I mean he's not gonna hit a lot of home runs. The twins are still going to hit so many home runs. It might be a little bit less because the mlb mlb is changing The ball a little bit for this upcoming season to try and reduce the home runs and try and make the game a little bit more exciting. But nevertheless i think it's going to be very impressive to see what they do And i in my opinion. I think the twins are the best team in the central right now. I think the white sox are still good but it. The white sox and indians are going to clearly be tier two and the twins are be the gold standard in that division. At least for the next few years and things can change the indians the indians or the white sox might make a few trades and win a few games here there that they might not otherwise weighing and end up winning the division. We don't know. But i have a special treat for you guys in the next segment. We're going to go over the top ten baseball movies of all time. You're ready want to know the latest and soccer. That listen to the golden state media concept soccer podcasts from m. l. s. world the premier. Li got you covered a latest update hottest matches news on the league's top players. It's the golden state media concept soccer. Podcasts listen down everybody and welcome back to the moment that you have all been waiting for my top ten baseball movies of all time. Now i have a few honorable. Mentions and i'm probably going to give them out around number bef- before number two. I might throw a couple of honorable. Mentions in there But let's just let's get into it so number ten. I have mr three thousand now. That's a bernie mack. Movie very funny plays for the milwaukee brewers and the movie starts out as him being one of the best baseball players of all time. He gets his two thousandth hit of his career and then just retires on the spot immediately after the game. He's like i'm done. I don't wanna be here anymore. And then he goes and opens a whole brand in milwaukee Called mr three thousand. And he has a bar called. Mr three thousand he has a couple of car dealerships. If i'm remembering correctly and ultimately he ends up finding out that one of his games was recorded twice in he only actually had three hits than he originally thought so he had one thousand nine hundred ninety seven career hits and because of that he ended up coming back i believe near the age of forty And the brewers at the time in in the movie they weren't very good so they brought him back sort of publicity stunt and he ends up only getting two hits the rest of the season and ends up rebranding everything as a the one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine brand and he ends up falling in love with a reporter and they live happily ever after so on the movie ends. So that's mr three thousand at number nine. I have forty two. And i wanted to put this higher but i just have such respect for the rest of the movies on this list that that i couldn't end chadwick. Boseman was fantastic. As jackie robinson and harrison ford was incredible as branch rickey the former of the dodgers organization and the movie is your so well made a captures everything not everything because you can't capture everything that jackie robinson went through but i think it does a really good job a at showing how he was dealing with everything that he was going through at the beginning of his career and ultimately it's one of the best baseball movies one of my favorite movies of all time just because of of how amazing that the story was and now my number. Eight movie is It's an interesting choice. I think. I chose eight men out as my eighth favorite baseball movie. Just because sees me as no yes as my eighth movie. I apologize them. Have trouble reading my own list right here but it amen at number eight and it follows the shadow white sox who then became infamously known as the chicago black sox and essentially what the movie goes over is how everybody on or not everybody but a lot of players on the chicago. White sox decided to money from the mob because the mob was betting heavily on the reds because the reds were such underdogs so they decided to fix the games and give a lot of money to the players who at the time. Were actually kinda underpaid. They worked sort. They worked regular jobs in the off season. And a lotta guys actually worked regular jobs. During the season the owners paid them a okay wage but wasn't what they needed for. How often they travel for their training. A lot of guys were living in super small apartments. They showed in the movie. But the reason that. I put this high on my list. And it's not an honorable mention. The movie showed that shoeless. Joe jackson didn't take any money but the owners. And the mob and the brand new commissioner needed a a fog. I and they supposedly did a investigation. Erin an investigation. And because of their investigation they banned eight players for life and one of those being shoeless joe jackson and nobody really ever heard from shoeless joe jackson ever again and it's kind of a sad story Just because he aided do everything right in fact he was the best player in the series and they still banned him essentially for for his his colleagues his colleagues doings in and then throwing the game and all that's a pretty sad story and that's But that's that's why it's on the list at number eight and number seven on. This list is a very fun movie. It's super fun. And it shows that girls are just as capable of doing anything that a guy can do. And that's one of the best aspects of this movie. It's also super funny. It's a league of their own at number seven and it has such a great cast has geena davis tom. Hanks madonna lori. Petty rosie o'donald. John love it so many great actors and actresses and basically. If you aren't familiar with the movie it's take place during world war. Two where a lot of major league baseball players and a lot of young men who probably would've been playing in the major league in the major leagues right there at that specific point in time. We're obviously overseas fighting. So they decide to get a the. The these baseball owners decided to make a baseball team in baseball league for for women. And it's such a good movie. They the league only ran for a couple years because the war ended and they ended up going back with with men but these things that these women did were amazing and it brought people back together it gave people and escape for a few minutes in real life. And i think this movie is very good. It's very good to the women who who forfeited a lot to be in that in that spot and it also gave us a one of the one of the greatest lines in in baseball movie history. There's no crying in baseball. Where tom hanks's is yell at the girls and it That's that's one of the best. The best scenes in in in baseball movie history now number six is a personal favourite and so is number five and i don't think you're gonna see a lot of of of list that have these movies on On on the list in any aspect ninety even in an honorable mention and number six is the final season and in the final season. It looks at this Super small town of norway iowa and their school is going to be merging with their rival school after this following season. And they're going to have a joint baseball team and the the movie follows a high school team trying to win state in the final year so basically when the school announces that they're going to be merging with another school. They're their nationally recognized and actually the national coach of the year leaves norway and his assistant coach kent stock Played by shawn austin Who was wasn't this is not the time but ends up getting that job and they follow the whole movie To the whole movie odds against him. They're facing a major league prospect in the national earn. Sees me in the state championship game. He was throwing high nineties and these kids have never seen high ninety just like that before they ended up before the game actually going and getting some of their dirt because they're from there some of the dirt from their field because they're never going to get to play there ever again even the guys who were returning not even the seniors so they go there and they all have dirt and they get to the field and they put their dirt on the state championship field and in it sort of becomes their their home game and they end up winning the state championship. And it's really good. Feel good story has an amazing cast And just one of the most underrated. I think baseball movies of all time. And that brings us to number five. And i think is the most underrated movie of all time then at least in in in the baseball since it is without a doubt. Sixty one is one of my favorite baseball movies of all time. It follows the home run race between mickey mantle and mirrors and in nineteen sixty one babe. Ruth had the home run record. it wasn't mark. Maguire wasn't barry bonds. It wasn't sammy sosa. And babe ruth had hit sixty home runs and in the but in the sixty one season they extended the the schedule two hundred sixty two games and so roger maris had a little bit of extra time to get that last couple of home runs during the home run race and in rogers entire career while he was in Excuse me roj his entire career when he was in new york it was. He was always in the shadow of mickey mantle. Everything heated great. The fans and media. There couldn't enjoy it and he won a couple. Mvp's and one in one in new york and the home run race between him and mansell who were really good friends and they actually had their actually roommates together. At least they were in the movie. And because of the media's portrayal of roger marris and how the fans hated him because it's mickey mantle's town there can't be a bigger star than mickey mantle which is just so crazy to me because any time at your team adds such good player. Mvp caliber player. An absolute stud. Should be happy excited for me. Didn't cause any problems off the field. He just did what he he just lived his life the field and then on the field he played baseball and he did it very well. And the movie follows. The movie follows the home. Run chase and mickey mantle ends up getting hurt toward the end of the race and ends up getting knocked out of the the home run race because he couldn't finish the rest of the regular season and maria's ends up hitting his sixty sixtieth home run. I believe bef- right before what would have been the last game of the season for babe ruth but he didn't hit another his last one until the last regular season game and he hit his sixty first and at the time people were very happy about it but the owner. Excuse me. the commissioner's office decided to put an asterisk next to it because he hit more games than babe ruth and because of that asterix marriage never got the credit he deserved. And i i just think that's. That's just so common in baseball. Nowadays baseball purists hate change and they hate new stuff. They want everything to be the way that it was. And it's not things things change and in in my in my eyes. That's one of the biggest May most egregious things to happen. Is that roger. Marris didn't get the credit that he deserved deserve quite a bit more credit and now number in a number four. it's moneyball moneyball is law. it's so good. Such good movie has brad pitt and jonah hill and they just cover the one of the best movies of all time and one of the stories of all time where the oakland a.'s. Were trying to do something different. Try to reinvent the wheel a little bit where they tried to find guys who would get them when they were basically trying to buy wins and it doesn't work out for him in the end but it is a great movie in a great ride now. Number three is. The second is my second favorite baseball. Movie with kevin costner. in it. it's bull durham. And a lot of people rank pulled their own number one. I think you can go any with any combination of these of my top. Three movies bull. Durham is about a catcher. Who is in the minor leagues. He's had a minor league career for a short period of time and he is brought in to you. Catch this young hotshot kid and he is. I mean it's a classic. What what can you say about it. It's it's fantastic. And i'm not gonna say too much about it because most baseball fans already know this movie It's a classic. Has susan serandon in it and it's it's such a just such a good good movie and at number two. We have the field of dreams. And i know you're gonna say how is it not number one. My bias might be showing a little bit here but kevin costner's Field is magnificent. I actually got to go there when i was younger. Kid i got to play baseball on the actual field of dreams. It was so cool. It was one of the coolest experiences in my life. And i'm never gonna forget it. And the movie follows kevin coster in general jones and they basically find these these ghosts who need a place to play and i mean that's that's it is. It's such a good movie. And people think that kevin conyers crazy until he builds it and then everybody shows up to see these ghosts play. They see shoeless. Joe jackson they see kevin costner's characters dad and he gets to have a catch with his dad one more time and that. If that doesn't make you cry. I i really don't know what will and i have. A few honorable mentions before. I get some i number one pick. I have angels in the outfield the rookie rookie of the year. I have cobb. The babe i also have. The bench warmers the perfect game and little big league and hardball in there. So many good baseball movies. But i gotta say that my number one all time. Baseball movie has got to be major league. Major league is so good it gives you. Bob euchre gives you charlie sheen. Oh my gosh. It gives you wesley. Snipes it it's so good. Oh my goodness in and i. I'm showing my cleveland indian bias. Here i am a tribe fan and in because of that. That's probably why the movies number one. But i think it's just so funny i think it's it follows such a good premise about a team at a city. That hasn't won anything for a very long time. They finally get that in in major league and the movie came out in the mid to late. Eighties and cleveland still had away another thirty years before they even got a championship and that wasn't even a baseball championship. Were a football super bowl. It was it was a basketball championship and the indian still still. Haven't they've made it to the world series. Obviously they had probably the best world series of all time between the cubs. It went to game seven extra innings. There was a rain delay. Oh oh my gosh. But indeed fans still don't have that yet they. They're still longing for that. And i think that this movie they to are the closest thing that indian fans are gonna get for for a while and and that sad but at the same time it it definitely is is interesting. I think that this movie is just well. Rounded has a good as a great comedic performance in it is dramatic in. You also get the the love story and it just. I think it's just such a good movie that you can't not have on your list. If not definitely number one. And i know a lot of guys and a lot of people have the sandlot up there. And they have hardball up there. Or the bench warmers or bad news bears and the list goes on and there's so many there's just so many great baseball movies out there that it's hard to pick a number one and i i don't love ranking stuff anyway. I think that you know especially like you know. Cross pollination cross sports rankings and stuff like that and i just like to appreciate the greatness while it's thicker and and for that. I think that the major league baseball is is my number one movie but let me know Rados on apple podcasts. Gmc based podcast and Comment if you're listening on youtube Swedish at twitter Let us know what your top baseball movies are. I want to thank everybody for listening to the gmc base pot baseball. Podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network. 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