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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And we've been operating steadily ever since. And I tell the story all the time. We were in the we were right in the mist buster of launching our 100th anniversary celebration of the birth of the Negro leagues. And this was going to be a major undertaking for the museum, a yearlong celebration. We were going to have a major fundraising campaign, built around the anniversary. We announced it on February 13th of 2020 with Major League Baseball and the Players Association represented there. And 30 days later, everything comes to a screeching hope. Just by that, I don't go coronavirus. And I'll tell you, I still don't know what a coronavirus is. I just know it wreak havoc, but as I also oftentimes talk about this as a steward of this story, you know you are not allowed to wallow in self pity. Right. That would be doing a tremendous disservice to those who call the Negro leagues home. But as I oftentimes say, there was some wallowing going on. Now, that was definitely some wallowing going on, man, because we had built this entire yearlong celebration. This was going to be the thing that was going to propel the Negro leagues baseball museum into the future. And all of a sudden, you feel so helpless. But also, and I use a terrible baseball analogy to describe coronavirus. Coronavirus buster was that big nasty right hander that threw one high and tight knocked you down and so you know you got to get back up. You got to dust yourself off and you got to get back in the baddest box and try to figure out how you gonna hit this sucker. And that's exactly what we were able to do and we launched a virtual campaign called tip your cap to the Negro leagues and the campaign goes viral and then all of a sudden the feeling of doom and gloom that was surrounding me at our museum turned to renewed hope and optimism. It's about resiliency and the story of the Negro leagues, the crux of it. It's about resiliency that resilience spirit that basically allow them to refuse to accept the notion that they were unfit to play this game. So I'll show you. And we had to channel that kind of resiliency and we were able to do that and to be honest, we had one of the best years in recent museum history became out of COVID in 2020 and we've been writing that wave every since. With buck O'Neill going into the national baseball Hall of Fame, which I did not think was going to happen. You know, this was an improbable event that took place when buck is voted in and then last year, of course, being inducted into the national baseball Hall of Fame. So let me ask you one of those lines as you were talking, I was thinking about, you know, the Texas Rangers sort of lived in a parallel universe as you in so to speak because they open up a new ballpark in 2020 was going to be the year that they were going to sort of relaunch their franchise, right? And they didn't have an opportunity to do that. And they still have been trying to recover, which is why you've seen them spend big money on Corey Seeger and Marcus Simeon and Bruce bochy and Jacob de Grom, and they're clearly sort of trying to relaunch that. Did you guys have any discussions about somehow relaunching the idea of the hundredth anniversary? Because I remember being excited about that. If there's some form or some way to do that. Yeah, and we all were, but again, even though we couldn't do all of the events that were during that year, think about what happened in December of 2020. Major League Baseball
Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"They haven't really improved within a division that's incredibly competitive. So last winter, they go out, they send Corey Seeger. They send Marcus Simeon and I think that this is really an organization trying to restart the franchise and announcing to its fan base. Look, we got elite players last winner. We got elite players this winner come and watch his play. Does that make sense? And look, you're in Texas. You got to go big, you know? You got to bring in some big names to bring in the fans. What I'm curious, what are the next moves for the rangers? Historically, they've never run a payroll over 200 million. So are they going to push that up to that tax threshold of two 33? So that gives them room to make a couple other significant moves. I think they could use another starter. They could use an outfielder. I think Corey Seeger without the shift is going to have a monster year. There's some studies that have shown no hitter has been hurt more by the shift than Corey Seeger. So I think you'll have a big year. Marcus semi in after that's terrible start was very good that the final four months. So we'll see, but they got to add more to really make this move payoff. It makes sense to me that although, you know, my sense was that Grom might have been willing to put himself on a platter to go to the braves, that in the end they weren't the team that spent that kind of money, Dave, because they don't really have to. They've got plenty of pitching. They're an excellent team. There are other ways to go for them other than to lay out an investment on a guy who's really injury prone. Yeah, the braves have more restraint than any other organization and they can do it because they've extended all their homegrown products or the extended metals. And they've never signed a free agent to a $100 million deal. They've given those contracts to their own players, but never do a free agent. So I don't think ever in the cards for the braves to give de Grom a 100 million plus contract. All right, let's talk about some of the other news that has been made in terms of guys moving from one team to another. Cold and long gets traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Seattle Mariners, the Mariners we know we're looking for another left handed hitter. They were looking for a second baseman. And Colton Wong is one of those guys. I think the perception is with the rules against defensive shifts, it only increases his value day because he's been one of the best second baseman in baseball. Yeah, he and he's added some power to his game, doesn't strike out. Just kind of a nice, solid all around player. I know his defensive metrics actually did drop off a little bit last year though. I guess I've read. He played through some leg injuries, but he's been at two time gold Glover in the past. Exactly what Seattle needed. Jesse winker from reports out of Seattle and kind of worn out his welcome there. But he had a great 2021 with the red, so the brewers are hoping for a bounce back from him. So to me, kind of a trade that makes sense for both teams. We get word over the weekend that Brian Reynolds, the center Fielder from the Pittsburgh pirates for the Pittsburgh pirates, his requested a trade. I spoke with some agents who thought this is kind of silly. They're feeling was and he turned down a big offer during earlier in this off season and he's requested tradeoff. I don't really get the point of requesting a trader letting letting that get out there. What do you think? Yeah, you know, look, this happens all the time in the NBA, right? Par for the course, we don't see this and MLB and no offense to Brian Reynolds, nice player. He was an all star in 2021 when he had his career year, but is he a good enough player to demand a trade buster? I don't know. It's a little bit of a weird situation. We all get what's going on in Pittsburgh, you know, he's got three more years of team control, so I don't know if you're the pirates, do you want this guy on your team? You know, he's a valuable player. You'll bring back a lot in a trade. If you want an unhappy player, I guess that's what Reynolds is hoping for that the pirates will just say, all right, we don't want you anymore if you're going to act like that. But if I know Ben Charrington, who's a general manager, the pirates, and I know that, you know, this world of modern analytics that we're in, the front office is typically we'll hear a request like that and be like, yeah, okay, whatever. Yeah. We don't care what you want, what you don't want. Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not someone's willing to give the pirates what they're going to ask for. Which is a lot, given the, you know, the heightened need now for guys who can hit from the left side of the plate is Reynolds Ken and given the need for a center Fielder. I think the pirates are going to go, yeah, thanks for the input, we'll just see what kind of offer the, you know, the Toronto Blue Jays or some other team makes to us. Yeah, and I think don't you think the first domino here is Brandon nimmo signs. No doubt. He's the only center Fielder out there in free agency. So once he goes, then the interest in the demand for Reynolds will suddenly get a lot higher. So I think this will have to take a little time to play out. Yeah, I know the Yankees have talked about him in the past as well and maybe baron judge leaves. And the Yankees are left to pivot and do some other things. That potentially could be a way to go. You could build a build a an incredible shutdown outfield defense, which is in keeping with the Yankees direction recently.
AP News Radio
Semien 4 RBIs, Seager HR power Rangers past Twins 9-7
"Marcus Simeon homered in laced an RBI triple as the rangers handed the twins to their third straight loss 9 7 Semi in three run blast in the fourth tied the game 6 6 One batter before Corey seeker went deep The game was not at 7 when semi and tripled home a run Cole Calhoun also slammed the three run shot as part of a 12 hit attack for Texas Minnesota tied its longest losing streak of the season despite a 6 run fourth that put the twins ahead 6 three Jose Miranda belted a three run Homer and Gary Sanchez hit a two run shot for the twins I'm Dave
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Escobar, Peterson lead Mets past Rangers 4-3
"The Met snapped a three game slide with a four to three win over Texas David Peterson earned his 5th win He struck out ten with no walks in 6 innings I think it was just attacking the zone being able to get a lot of first pitch strikes and kind of put them behind the ball and be able to use the counters I wanted Defense was great The med school and all that runs against Glenn Otto in the fourth inning highlighted by Eduardo Escobar is three run Homer Marcus Simeon two hits in a homework for Texas Metz now 48 and 29 the range is 36 and 39 Mike mancuso New
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Mean, one of the very difficult things in doing something like this is if you have something that is like, I don't know, let's say, let's stipulate that it is better than a baseline at predicting what will happen next. But it is also dub, like it is just essentially dumb, right? It doesn't know baseball, right? Right. It's looking at a big pile of numbers coming in. And if you don't specify like enough initial things, it's gonna make some things that are just evidently wrong. Even if, overall, it's a good predictor. It's hard to put the right guardrails in. And I'm certainly no expert on that, but, you know, these like little things where it's evidently wrong or not disqualifying, but if you're not really sharp on everything else, there's certainly going to drag down your picked accuracy. And one thing that I think is an issue separate from anything that I did in terms of studying their accuracy and testing them against other models is does it take you out of looking at the odds. And that one did, right? It took them out to look at the odds. And so that to me seems more important than whether you can test them against my odds. Honestly, like most people watching Apple TV don't actually care that I tested it. No, I'm sure they don't pay any attention. And frankly, the broadcast doesn't seem to be. They never really. Exactly one mention of the odds. Yeah, they never say, hey, by the way, we're producing these odds and this is how they work, or this one is interesting. It's just there kind of. Yeah, and I think that I don't want to lend the impression that this is necessarily something that isn't salvageable or that there is an a version of this that would be really interesting. I think one of the things that I appreciate about the way that just the aesthetic of the broadcast lays out is that those odds aren't, they're pretty unobtrusive down in the bottom corner, like I think that there is a version of this broadcast bund I agree with you. I've liked these booths generally and have thought that they've done a good job and, you know, I think that the potential exists here for folks like us who care about this stuff too provided that some of the kinks get worked out of the model. And so we are not driven mad trying to figure out how it is that Marcus Simeon's odds of reaching base went down after taking a ball that we can have we like as much as we want to engage with it and folks who don't care about that don't have to, you know, like it doesn't have to be the focus of the broadcast and maybe it would be to the benefit of both the people producing those odds and those who enjoy them to have the broadcast speak to them a little bit more and use the educational opportunity in small doses so that they're not beating people who don't care about that over the head with it, but are also engaging the people who do and kind of sparking curiosity. So I think that we have been very down on this and I do think that the potential gambling aspect of it does make me nervous, although I think that you're right that it's not it doesn't seem like it's particularly actionable right now so it seems fine. But there is potential here for something really cool. We just have to, well, not the three of us, but there needs to be improvement made to sort of whether it's the inputs to the model or how those inputs are weighted or sort of which things like have an effect on a plate appearance but not knowing how it really matters, you know, so like there's work to be done here, but there is still potential so that part is good too. I feel like we've been very harsh so I felt like I should say I think that is tricky too is like you don't want to too much just say and give it to the baseball people and let them be what's fair because sometimes we're really annoying. But also the reasons to do this is because if you just let people say, oh, that doesn't make sense, get it out. Like you do want to find new insights. Right. Yeah. So it is tricky to say like, you know, just starting out the parts I don't like and keep doing it, which is, I think, why it's more useful to look at it as look, here it is against this one factor model, here's how it did. What that tells you is that you would have done a better job in the games that we watched, predicting this if you just looked at the count. No, no broader judgment on the long term. Utility of it or how they should do it or how they should build it. I don't know how they should know that I might be good at this stuff. It sounds hard. But what I can tell you, yeah, it's just the study. That was my approach to it, and I think that's actually a good way to look at it. It's hard to be good at machine learning. There's a lot of people that go into that field, you know? Yeah. And I certainly am not good at it. I don't even barely know what it is. So. The people we know who are good at machine learning and care about baseball work for James. Right. There's a pretty hot market for them. I think, in fact. So I guess, yeah, I wouldn't claim to know how to do it better by any means. I just think it's interesting to look at it and compare it to kind of a simple model. Because I'm naturally suspicious of complexity in general. And so I always like to compare things to the lowest possible common denominator. Right. Yeah, that's the thing. I think in the grand scheme of things, whether the odds are perfectly accurate or not on a baseball broadcast, we've outlined some reasons why it may matter in some ways and maybe it matters more if there's wagering involved. But just in general, I guess we're kind of even in non baseball arenas. We're just bombarded by data constantly and advanced manipulation of data in ways that are too complex for laypeople to follow..
"marcus simeon" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"You? I had sticker shock too. You know, I had heard in the days leading up to Max Scherzer signing with the New York mets that he had three times 43 on the table. And there's a natural skepticism when the previous record average annual value for a contract is $36 million for Garrett Cole that somebody is going to jump 20% in one fell swoop, even on a shorter term deal. But there are a couple of factors in play here that are important. Number one Max Scherzer has always liked to be a guy who sets records, and he likes to set records because, well, he's a competitor, but beyond that, he's also one of the very influential aid executive subcommittee members for the Major League Baseball Players Association. And if you go back and look at the history of the MLBPA, the idea is always push the salary envelope higher because the second that a guy has a $43 million base salary, someone who's better than him can say, well, I deserve 43 million. Do I not? Jacob de Graham. If he opts out from the mets next season, can say, I deserve 45 million if I stayed healthy and pitched to my capabilities this year. And the whole idea of this happening against the backdrop of this impending labor doom that we've been talking about for so long really is kind of rich. And Marcus simeons and other guy who's on that executive subcommittee, he gets 7 years and a $175 million from the Texas Rangers. So these guys are walking in to this potential lockout with a whole lot of money waiting for them on the other side. Yeah, so let's get to the rangers then because Marcus Simeon, you know, the short stop they added, who will likely play second for them, you know, it's not just him. It's Corey Seager Jeff. The former Dodgers shortstop who got ten years 325 $1 million. They also added for, you know, good measure, a new starting pitcher in John gray, but this is over half a $1 billion. In free agency already. And what does that tell you about what the rangers are going for now? Yeah, it's over half a $1 billion spent by a team that went 60 and 102 in 2021. A team that if you look up and down their roster, there's not a whole lot there that you think might be around still in a few years. They bought a core. They bought the best middle infield in baseball. And it cost them a lot of money. But the rangers understood something. In order to have relevance, you need to have guys that others want to play with. It ties together so nicely with everything that's going on right now in the labor world. We have to flash back to the 1970s and understand that guys like Andy messersmith and Dave mcnally and Kurt flood the standard bears in the Major League Baseball Players Association. Looked at free agency as Valhalla. They looked at free agency as this saying that was not going to just change the economics of sports, but change sports forever. So a team like the Texas Rangers who stunk last year and who had very little hope going forward unless they complemented what they have down in their farm system now, could suddenly become relevant in one fell swoop with the signing of a check. So tracing the history of baseball free agency does not normally take me to Detroit, Jeff, but hobby Baez, signing a 6 year $140 million contract with the tigers. I mean, now I know a guy on the tigers who's not named Miguel Cabrera. Is this the Marlins game two? You got in trouble last time you played this Pablo. I'm still in trouble. I'm still banned. I'm still banned from that very strange ballpark, yes. Derek Jeter has been on a poster. Yeah, do not allow this podcaster. Inside these gates. The Detroit tigers like the Texas Rangers are seeking relevance and they're a little bit closer to it because they've got this core of pitching with Casey mize who was the number one pick in the draft a few years ago with Matt matting and with Tariq skubal. And now signing Eduardo Rodriguez this off season. So they've got four good young pitchers there. They've got two prospects in Spencer torkelson, who's likely going to end up at first base and Riley green, who may be a center Fielder, but could move to a corner. They needed to add to their position player cash because they're very much in the same boat in that respect as the Texas Rangers where you look up and down their lineup and you're not sure who's going to be here a couple of years down the road. So when you look down the list of starting pitchers beyond Max Scherzer, Jeff, and here I'm talking about Kevin gausman who goes from the Giants to the Blue Jays for 5 years, a $110 million, and then you get to Robbie ray, the guy who won the AL Cy Young, who leaves Toronto for Seattle for 5 years, a $115 million. I mean, these numbers are eye opening. They're staggering they're the kind of numbers that might cause fans to wonder. Are these contracts deserved? Of course it's deserved. And it's deserved because it's what they got. And that sounds very simple, right? But when it comes to baseball, for the longest time the union has believed that worshiped at the altar of the free market. And the free market to me is what differentiates baseball. In the NBA, if you have certain credentials, you are going to get a specific amount of money. It does not matter if you are Giannis attempt to kumpo or Russell Westbrook, you're going to get paid around the same. Major League Baseball does not have that. Your market is what you make of it and what teams are willing to pay you. And so if Kevin gausman is getting a $110 million from the Toronto Blue Jays, then, well, I'm sorry to say, but he earned it. If Robbie ray coming off a Cy Young is getting a 115 from the Seattle Mariners, that is what the market gave him. And so if Major League Baseball revenues weren't where they are. If projections.
Big Time Baseball
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"Right to give it to him. Good job by the mets and the Giants there. They both worked out. They both pitched very, very well. And maybe synagogue will too. He's certainly very talented. Meth didn't want to take a chance. To me, you know, it could be, you know, saw young candidate or we'll see. You don't never know when you've got a situation like this where it's two years after Tommy John, maybe maybe the time is really gonna help and he'll be great. But I say he takes that qualifying offer and takes that 18.4 million from the mets. And roselli glaciers coming off a pretty good year for fantastic. Yeah. I mean, I saw angels people and September and I asked about it. They weren't giving them the qualifying offer at that point, but he was outstanding at the end of the year. So wow. You know, I put them in that Liam Hendricks category and they come up a little short of that because he doesn't throw quite as hard as Hendrix. So I'm going to say turns it down. If he did, if he takes it, that's a record for relievers. 18.4 would be a record, but I'm gonna say that he turns it down and gets three years 50 million just a little short of Hendrix. Yeah, okay. That's pretty good money for a closer for sure. All right, I think the guy you could argue probably boosted his stock more than anybody in baseball this past season Marcus Simeon psi takes a one year flyer bit on yourself deal with Toronto and boy oh, boy did he put together a fantastic season. What do you think is going to be like? You know, and maybe I'm crazy, but, you know, I think he'll get a big deal. Yeah. I'm looking at, you know, he's 30, so it's going to be shorter than the other short steps, but you know what? He had a better year than all of them, really, I know. I mean, Correa had a fantastic year, particularly defensively and Seeger finished up strong and we're going to talk about Seeger and a little bit. But I'm going to say Simeon gets 5 for one 50. I don't know. It might be a little high, but I'm seeing some definite interest out there on Simeon and I'm going to say gets that 30 million a year, which is kind of like a benchmark for a superstar player now and I'm going to say gets 5 years instead of the 7 plus that we're going to see these other guys get. Yeah, I see the same thing. I think he gets a big number. He got hot, or had the best season that he possibly could going into his free agent. All right, the last guy we're gonna cover. And we've seen guys be able to capitalize this. Eddie Rosario was hurt. A lot of the year didn't come back toward for Atlanta at least towards the end there and had one of the best postseason runs in recent history. Let's talk about him because it reminds me of Jeff supine. The year the Cardinals won the World Series. He had an unbelievable playoff run and he gets the big deal with Milwaukee. That following off season, where do you see Rosario's number? Can you know what? He loves the spotlight. It was true in Minnesota. I mean, to me, there are guys who are clutch, you know, we could say KK and Peterson, I think Rosario is in that category. So I think he's going to get a signed a one year I think around 9 million with Cleveland. I think he's going to get a four year deal for 56 million. That'd be my guess. We shall see. That's quite a quite a raise from where he was last winter, but I think he can do it. Clutch player, big personality, had the big postseason, and I'm seeing a four year deal for Rosario. And I'm going to throw more one more in there. I know you said the last one, but it's on my mind and we talked about two Dodgers. Now the biggest, well, I don't know. It's the biggest one. We talked about Scherzer last week. That's a big one, too. But Seeger, you know, they have trade turners. So, you know, I think perhaps he'll leave. I think the Dodgers love him, so they're going to give it a shot. And I know I predicted 300 last week for Correa. And, you know, my pole, which I did with a month or two to go in this season had a slight narrow win for in that competition on Correa over seger and those were the two guys among all the shortstops who were people who were saying either are going to go one two. I think seeker is going to get the most. I do. I just think that offensively, I think he's, you know, unmatched. I mean, I guess you could say tatis would be ahead of him. But, you know, it's not the same category. This is a free agent now. And of course, you know, after Lindor Lindor wanted to be tatis three 40 and did a three 41, you know, he probably wants to get three 42. I don't know at this point, you know, I think people are looking at Lindor's a special case, the timing was great to go to the big market team. They want to make a splash. I'm going to say it comes up a little short of that, but I'm going to say that he even beats Correa and say, I'm going to keep get them at ten years, 320 million. I see a lot of teams out there looking at short stuff, not just the ones who are losing short stops, but there's a pretty good group of teams that just feel like the big market teams, like the Yankees, the Phillies that are going to go for a shortstop. And this is a guy who can hit well enough, even though he's probably just average defensively. He can hit well enough that if you want to move them in three, four years, you'd still be a great hitting third baseman. So I'm gonna say ten for three 20 for mister seger. Listen, I think, you know, talking to folks that I know in LA, the read at least early on. And I don't want to say this ever came from Cory himself, but the read on him early in the season was he didn't really know that he wanted to return, but certainly by the end of the season, it certainly seemed like he did want to return. I know he made a couple cup public comments about it himself. So we'll see how that lands. I agree. I think he might be the one that gets the most money. I think despite Carl's gray is brilliant this year, I think teams will have a hard time forgetting about the injury plagued seasons that he had. In terms of tyus dollar most years, we'll see. But certainly, he's worthy. He's worthy of being that number one shortstop. When the time comes. All right. Is the best defensively of all the stops? Obviously, fantastic, but he doesn't hit like these guys. I think he's the best defensively, even over Lindor and fantastical around player and certainly love the spotlight. He's been very good in the clutch, but Seeger is one of those guys just one of the best hitters in baseball and against us pitching..
Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"They really can't make a mistake here. If they're not going to trade, not trading Torres is fine. If he's going to play second base, I think that kind of that brings him back to a sense of normalcy. I don't think we're going to see we're not going to see what we saw the last two years. At least I'm willing to bet that we're not going to. I think he's going to be more comfortable at full season at second base. His bat's going to start coming around. The way I think he's going to hit 38 homers, probably not. I think we're good for 25. And there's no need to trade him if they don't feel like it's all if it truly all came crashing down because you still under club control. You still making a cost effective salary for now the cost conscious Yankees and it allows them to move DG DJ le mayhew around in the infield and use him to whatever they feel is worth his $15 million is 15 million a year salary because if his bat is regressing at this point, then they're going to have to justify that money by using him on the versatile end of the defensive side of the ball. So that'll be him playing a lot of firsts, some thirds, second DJ one glaber needs days off. But yeah, and drill and Simmons certainly can not happen. That makes this lineup worse. And that's not really up for debate. I actually view these short stops in I think there's four buckets. I think you actually you put Corey Seager in his own in his own little core Seager and Simeon are kind of in the same bucket even though they're going to command different money. See you're like you said he's not going to be a shortstop. I think he's got two years left there. And I couldn't be wrong. I could be wrong. And I get it, but it is a bit of a tough sell to be like, we need to fix the shortstop position. We are going to commit big money to someone everyone knows is not a shortstop. Yeah. I understand why, but it's just a hard sentence to say. Yeah, no, it is. I agree, but if there is a realistic scenario where he can shift over and the organization is truly high on volpi or peraza or even oswaldo Guerrero, who people seem to be ignoring in the minors. I don't know why he dominated triple-A. Then that's something that's a plan that you have. Hey, great. We have these guys coming up. We'll shift seger over to third. Then we have a shortstop. I don't know. That's complicated. But is that my first choice? No, do I have a first choice? I don't really know. I'm very confused to off season. Is Trevor's story the answer? I don't know. Is Javier Baez? Probably not. Is Marcus Simeon like we said, he hasn't really played shortstop in two years. I mean, he he's played water, combined 60 games at shortstop over the last two years. Is that a guy you want taking over shorts up in the meantime? We just had a guy who hadn't played shorts up at the major leagues on a consistent basis for two and a half years. So why are we going to do that?.
Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Yeah, and I'm going to ask you about Alex for again. I had a follow up on that. But just about Nick pavetta, I've just been it's been fun to watch him in this role, you know, getting the save in the final day of the regular season. You know his background, you know, he was someone when he was with the Philadelphia affiliates, which you'd hear all the time was boy he's got a temper. Like he has a hard time maintaining his composure. Maybe that doesn't suit him well and being a starting pitcher because he can't get control of that. You see it come out from time to time kind of reminds me a bit a little bit of John Lester. Remember there are times when John Lester would get mad at an umpire's call and David Ross would have to go out to the mount and yell at him and tell him to get a control. But you know pavetta, how much fun is that to watch him sort of evolve as a pitcher? It's amazing. And he's a guy and I've seen him a lot in the blue Jay part of my life. They tend to play the Phillies every year in interleague play. And now, of course, you know, he's with the Red Sox and they play the Red Sox a ton. So I've seen him pitch a lot. And even in games in which he got hit, and I'm sure you would agree with me. Like pretend you don't know the name or the background or the bio or the stats or anything. Just generic picture. You'd watch him and you'd say, boy, that's good stuff. Like that is that fastball plays. That curveball plays. And to me, at the time of the deal last year, honestly, my thought of the moment was what a perfect change of scenery kind of guy Nick pavetta is. Like, it just felt like he needed a fresh start. And I'm not saying I could foresee he would turn into this. And he had it up and down. Year or two, but his up is pretty good. And like you said, he's got a lot of intensity, a lot of emotion on him. I've had a chance to visit with him a couple of times, as you know all Canadians know each other and I visited with them. And he's, you know, with me for the nicest kid in the world. Nice young man in the world. You know, you've heard other things like you said about the temper or the you know he can really get in his own way a little bit sometimes, you know, maybe just a change of scenery and some maturity and different voices talking to and boy whether it's the 6th inning that I'm getting the first inning. He seems to embrace be embracing his role right now. And again, I suspect he will be in the bullpen tonight. We saw him after game two as a war of bores and I were sitting in the booth doing our postgame hit up on the monitor in our booth that you're familiar with. He went down to the bullpen and put that through in the bullpen because he wasn't needed in game two. That says to me, he's starting game four. That was his between outings, throwing session. But if Eduardo Rodriguez gets knocked out on the second, he could be in tonight. We know Alex Cora, but I gotta believe plan is that he starts game four. And again, he's still stretched out enough where he could give Alex Coro 5 good innings, I think. Maybe even a little bit more than that if it goes well. You've talked about Alice core is acumen for making pitching changes in finding out in a pitching staff, even when his guys are tired. How would you describe what makes him great as a manager? I think he is the best combination we have in the game today of the numbers and the people. Understanding and using the numbers and relating to the people. I think he makes the 26th person on his roster feel like the most important person on this roster. We asked him what he said to Chris sale when he took sail out of the most recent start in the third inning because Alex stayed out there for a while. And he said, I looked him in the eye and I think he patted him on the chest, and he said, you did great, and you're going to be a big part of this going forward. He's conscious. He doesn't want to lose Chris sale, knowing he's going to need Chris sale later on. I think and you've known Alex a long time. I think Alex port is great with people. I don't know that he gets enough credit for that. I think even when the lineup card is posted or a reliever comes in or rolls change, I think he's got a way of making sure that guys feel important. And he empowers them. And listen, we all know that a lot of the decisions that managers are making are group things. They're getting input from the analytics department in the front office pregame. So some of it is dictated in advance. A lot of it still has to be done on the fly. He's not going to get outmaneuvered. He's way too smart for that. He's not going to panic. He's way too, you know, way too cool for that. And I think he's as good with people as I said as any manager in the game. What a pivot point for the Red Sox franchise that's 72 hours last fall when they were debating whether or not to hire Alex's manager or Sam fold. And there were voices within the Red Sox organization who wanted to go with saint fold. I remember hearing that Dan and thinking, what are you crazy? That Alex is so good as a manager and it turned out well for the Red Sox and look sampled probably going to be a great manager too. But Alex corp as a manager for the Red Sox a perfect fit. All right, before you go, I wanted to ask you about the Blue Jays. You meant to do a lot of Blue Jays game during the course of the year. Give me the lay on the land and Marcus Simeon and Robbie ray, who were both hitting the free agent market. And what do you think chances are the Blue Jays keep one or both of these guys? The fan base buster by and large, of course, wants both of them resigned. And how could you not, right? With the kinds of seasons they had. I think they financially could resign both of them, but that would probably hamstring them in other areas. Vladimir Guerrero junior is hitting arbitration. Oscar Hernandez is in arbitration. And Jose barrios is a free agent at the end of next year. So P either requires arbitration or a one year deal or an extension. I think you're asking me what I think will happen. If I had to guess, I would guess neither one of them is back to be honest with you. With Simeon it's interesting. There are a couple of things the Blue Jays can't compete with. They can't become a West Coast team and Marcus is a West Coast guide, you know, east bay played with Oakland, the Blue Jays..
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Section 138
"What he said about this season of what he said specifically about marcus simeon and the sport of i want to end the podcast with this. Because i know if i listen to it again. I'm going to cry. So i wanna and the podcast with this so we don't have to talk after but this is what Said when he was asked about the influence of marcus simeon on him and on his this year and again. Thank you to everyone who listen to this. Podcast this season and for you and your third. Mld season getting to play next to a guy markelle simeon. Who's been doing it for six years. Respect veteran let's we kind of learned from him or her. Take away from play next to him for you. Everything i did. It meant a lot. Four got not him so then he truly yes. It was ma.
Big Time Baseball
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Big Time Baseball
"Yeah no that. That's what scares you about them. In in the playoffs right is is they. They haven't had a lot of consistency as you said they'd been the best team or they've been the one of the worst teams in the league and so you get into the playoffs You don't is not that they can't win. You just don't know what to expect from you. Can't it's hard to predict exactly what you're going to get from them. So i just think when when it comes to a team like the yankees I if their offense isn't doing what they needed to do it's going to be. It's going to be tough. It's going to be tough warm and I just don't know that they have the dependable. Starters that that you would need you know aside from from garrett cole In order to compete in a deep run in the postseason. Yeah and it's been. It's been a little worrisome about that team but they do have the top slot with seven to go one game above boss this this series coming up against toronto is is their chance to kind of put some separation between them and everybody else It's but at the same time for toronto. I think we find out who they are. This is one of the. This'll be one of the biggest series because they follow that with the baltimore orioles who they're baltimore so you you know what that that series is going to likely end up back but This is a big series for both teams. Oh for sure if toronto can win this series against the new york yankees. We are going to be sitting. We're going to have toronto in the playoffs. They are currently one game behind the boston. Red sox and by the way all you nineties fans out there the seattle mariners are two games out there till games out. I want it to happen so bad. Tony so so bad i want. I want to run on seattle to get these top two slots so bad just because it would be different and it would feel like a bit of the changing of the guard in baseball for me. And i do think i quite frankly i'd welcome it. I wouldn't be mad at liz. I always like enjoy seeing good teams. Get in. I have a personal connection. With the mayor's mad tie francis over there got traded from san diego to seattle and at the time it was like man. You're going from a really good team to a really bad team last year and a year later is it's that team is is ahead of where we're the padres are and still pushing for A playoff spot. And you know that team it would it would be. It would be cool to see. Both of them in the The toronto blue jays narrow. We'll give it a different feel for shore. Both squads are are really young Love love crawford over there at shortstop kind of coming into his own You got the grizzled veteran seger. In his last year on his deal over there it it makes for for gray storyline and people will tune in to watch. Yeah and i know i would. And and at the end of the day after that mock brawl. That took place last week. I am clamoring for a raise blue jays. Lds series so so very bad. I just wanna see it and listen. I'm really excited going into this last week. Like we mentioned this the fact that we have we. We got a separation of literally three games. That is separating five spots the two spots. That's just incredible between five teams. It's just this is where baseball is at. Its best and you better believe. My eyes are all over this new york yankees and blue jay series. I'm fired up. There's nothing else to say about it. Other than i'm fired up but i do. I did look at the rundown. And i want to mention something that our producer dylan put out there and this is what i love about this thing because you just i know. He didn't mean it this way but i read it as this guy is so mad that he's a mets fan because he just wrote down if you had to put a percentage of what chance he would give the blue jays to make a late push like one hundred percent there one game out man there one day right there that screams. I hate that. I'm a mets fan. It's one hundred percent does. It is not a surprise. We know our producer dylan puts wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to his medicine as you said they have packed it in but yeah the the percentages is as you said. It's one hundred percent they will make late push does late push being get in. I don't know we'll find out. But i certainly think They got a good chance in here in. This is their opportunity this series against the yankees I think we'll tell us all we need to know about the blue jays in terms of. Are they ready to make that next. Big step yeah and all those people that are sitting around clamoring for vladi junior to be the mvp. Which by the way anyone who thinks that you're wrong. But i will say that person on that team. I'd actually say who has mixed just as much of a cases. Vladi is marcus simeon the year. Having right now. I mean you could say everything one about vladi. Simeon right now is about to set a new record for home runs by a second baseman major league baseball. It's been around for one hundred fifty years he's gonna break a record that's existed for one hundred fifty years. He's going to be the best ever at that. I mean that's just incredible to me that we actually are getting this. I mean talk about plan your best baseball when you need to. I mean the blue jays is needed him. He's going into free agency. There's just so much that lines up for him And as you know what has been fun to watch he. He's not your prototypical superstar like he discount goes about his business and plays the game and he seemingly has gotten better and better and better and right now. He's playing as well as he's played ever. I think in his career question for you. Tony going into the final week of baseball. What are you hoping for. What are you hoping to see. Breakout with this wildcard and more importantly what do you think is going to happen with. This wildcard oke. What i think will happen with the american league east wildcards specifically the american league. Wild-card what do you think is going to happen. And what do you want to happen because those could be very different. I would love to see some crazy fourteen. Tie at the top where you get like a one sixty three one sixty three And then you have to go into your wild car. You know that would i. It's your first wildcard game. I would love to see a large tie at the thing. What i think what happened. I ultimately think the yankees. And i think the blue jays get in. I think they find a way to get into this playoffs. I think ultimately they'll still in the season with baltimore. And i know anything can happen in baseball but as long as i think. They don't get swept by the yankees. I think they'll find a way to get in because of those last three games against baltimore. I like it and what you said when you said what you were hoping for tony. Have you been reading my diary because yes. That's exactly what i want. I want a four way tie. And i want the four way tie to be decided with a game. Six one sixty three into the wild card game my goodness it would just be the greatest thing that ever happened. However what i think is going to happen. Is i agree with you on the blue jays. I do think the blue jays are going to.
Boomer & Gio
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Can't listen anymore. I used to with the patriots too. I mean i never thought they'd ever lose a game when i watch those videos because they're just so well don ins brady and you fired up and everything else. But and that last part where he says no matter who you are what did he say in the beginning here so whoever you are whoever you are this is when i was talking to show a photo of ezekiel elliott. They looked so sad. Like about in the cowboys. I look just like my god bothers players these days in things so but i will tell you the more and more here from players. It seems like it does the madden ratings. Bother them you hear about the way. It motivates them. We listen to all these former players and podcasts. They're like hey damn right we made just look at the stuff with jordan. He used everything from. That's why i want. Sam darnold to be different than the kamath differently. I hear you. You know maybe he just hasn't had enough success at the nfl level of feel confident to do that. But i you. Maybe that's the reason why but tonight will be tom. Brady's three hundred three or season. Start three hundred. You start one hundred and eighty six. I think well look it up. And that's regular season and playoff games and super bowls He's he's had like almost three full seasons of playoff game so he's done he's probably doubled you. Then he's always fifties yes. That's pretty impressive As for the yankees. They did lose again as they continue to get victimized by marcus simeon. He's one one heart.
Boomer & Gio
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Used to do with the patriots too. I mean. I never thought they'd ever lose a game when i watch those videos. Because they're just so well done in brady and you fired up and everything else. But and that last part where he says no matter who you weren't going and what did he say in the beginning here hold on so whoever you are whoever you are. This is what i was talking. They show a photo of ezekiel elliott. They look so sad. Like right in the cowboys. I look at this like my god bothers players these days things so but i will tell you the more and more here from players. It seems like it does the madden ratings. Bothered them you hear about the way. It motivates them. We listen to all these former players in podcasts. They're like hey damn right. We just look at the stuff We jordan he used everything for motive. That's different. That's why i want sam darnold to be different in the kamath differently. I hear you. you know. Maybe he just hasn't had enough success at the nfl level of feel confident to do that. But i you know. Maybe that's the reason why but tonight will be tom. Brady's three hundred ray or season. Start hundred you start one hundred and eighty six. I think well it's look it up. And that's regular season and playoff games and super bowls He's he's had like almost three full seasons of playoff game so he's done he's probably doubled you. Then he's always fifties yes. That's pretty impressive As for the yankees. They did lose again as they continue to get victimized by marcus simeon us one one law and heart deep.
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Section 138
"Talk about robbie ray and marcus simeon. Because both of these players are guys at the blue jays should be trying to extend or at least be talking about resigning. Once it gets into free agency and we saw this week we had finally our first bit of news about the extension attempt spy the toronto blue jays they have already attempted to extend marcus simeon. They plan to approach robbie ray in the offseason about resigning him to a long term contract. This is reported by ken. Rosenthal of the athletic. And like i said who's kind of the first bit of news we've heard about extensions because obviously like for months. Now everyone's been bantering about how much these guys deserve. And whether the blue jays will be willing to fork over the money or whether they explore their options free agency but seems like the blue jays are serious. Getting these guys back or at least right. Now they're entertaining the possibility we've already talked about how much money it'll take to get these guys back. I think the expectation from all of us for robbie ray was guy said five one twenty five for his deal Both you guys were in the same ballpark. Five remember correctly. I don't think we talked about marcus. Simeon how much hill command in a free agency deal though so or an extension obviously if it comes to that Personally i look at the model of dj lemay. Hughes contract lasts offseason. It's kind of a general idea of what we can expect. Margaret siemian command. This offseason or like. I said if he gets an extension and lemay hugh got. I think it was five six years ninety million dollars and he was kind of looking for more of the long term. He was looking for getting towards one hundred million dollars instead of taking a shorter term higher average annual value deal. I think we won't see the same thing with marcus. Simeon but marcus simeon is a more valuable player so i think five years one hundred million five years one hundred ten million around there maybe even higher given what we saw the blue jays gifted george springer what it took to get him to come north of the border if the blue jays are signing someone like siemian high-profile guy like that and they're trying to ask him to shift over to second base permanently having it's going to take a little bit more to entice him north of the border but i think that's kind of the ballpark number range. We're looking at a hundred million hundred ten million. Maybe he gets up at one. Twenty one twenty five somewhere around there for margaret simeon. Where do you got. Where do you guys think the The contract wound up. Yeah i'm an akl you. I think that he's probably gonna command at least twenty five million season and he's making eighteen this year. I don't know exactly what the qualifying offer is. But it's probably around that it's usually been around the high teens. He's probably gonna command. I think at least twenty five million a season and you know he is getting a little bit older..
KNBR The Sports Leader
"marcus simeon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"About it. How he rose, 8 80 w. CBS, the Mets 521 winners in this one indoor knocked in all their runs. With those 22 run home runs as well as a run scoring single. It was the first of two for those two teams. They're back at it in D. C. Later on this evening Marlins Cubs from Wrigley. Adam Duvall on Friday night hit two home runs, including a grand slam knocked in six for the fish. Well, He was back at it today at Wrigley. Here's the pitch, and it's off the end of the bat lifted in the air to write. It is going to be up up and away in an opposite field home run. For Adam DeVol. He hit two last night, one in the third one in the seventh. He didn't waste any time today. He's hit a two run homer here in the first inning hits, three to Nothing Marlins and this ball is blasted into the air deep to left. He's done it again, folks. Adam Devil has gone up, up and away. His second home run of this game. Hit two last night. He has hit two this afternoon. He now has 16 home runs. And a six to nothing lead for the Marlins on the power and the strength of Adam Duvall has heard on 9 40. W I. N Z. It's all fish up nine to nothing as they play the seventh inning. How about Duval, four home runs 10 knocked in over the past two at Wrigley Field, this game on ESPN plus Blue Jays and those play the second with Toronto up top 2 to 1. Marcus Simeon has 1/17 home run. How about Vlad Jr He is 23rd of the season that leads Major League Baseball is hitting 3 39 with an on base of 4 40..
KNBR The Sports Leader
"marcus simeon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"He re upped with the 40 Niners a one year deal. Hey, scored 10 touchdowns for the Niners last year. So with Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon both being unrestricted free agents, and not expected back right now, your top two dogs your top two horses are Jeff Wilson Jr and Raheem Mostert. Are you comfortable with that? I think the answer's Yes. Yeah, yeah, For sure. Yes. Speaking of comfort, the Giants number two sports story made a move and it sounds pretty good. Is a versatile and talented infielder. A contact machine guy just won't strike out. Tommy less Stella is apparently all set to sign. Get this a three year deal. I'm saying Farquhar must have read the jock block, which I was. I was like, Hey, do what's with the one year deals? He was feeling the pressure? Yeah, like the dugout is not a V r b o. We just rent for a year. Can we have some sort of stability here? He just He just threw this deal out here just to kind of, you know, quiet you down to come The jock block? Yeah. What happened with Scott here is knock on his door holding his phone, held it up. And he said to Fernie. See what Murphy wrote? Yeah, you'll end do this 400 Let me let me call the Stella. See when I get done, Let's give him three s O. It's a pretty good deal. Man on D he will be a left handed hitting second baseman who could also play 3rd and 1st. So The A's had him last year and liked him. We're hearing makes fans were bumped that he left. He was an All star in 2019 with the Angels. Actually, it's 16 bombs in 2019. And if you forgot, hit a walk off Homer off a Trevor got this year to beat the Giants. How about that? Staying on baseball? The number two in a related bay move condolences to his fans again. Hometown shortstop Marcus Simeon signs a one year $18 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Right, Blue Jays. They're coming for you, water, boy. You ready? Can you handle him? I don't know. Man. Tanaka is leaving the Yankees, right? I don't know. Maybe time for the blue and the red and the white Poly of the Jays to take over the American League East. We should, you know, get a little be there. I know that number one sports story. Warriors basketball back at it tonight. Yeah, looking for a little too game sweep of the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves, who again will be missing Karl Anthony towns. D'Angelo Russell is questionable. He might play and Mark Don't forget what they say on the streets do do not blank with warriors on the game two of a two game set and who doesn't think of me wearing their Oakland jerseys again? I don't know. I read that they're gonna wear nine more times this year. Who's Jenkins wrote that Theo. Only other thing was that shams Gerani of the athletic reported that the Warriors have been kicking some tires on a Kelly. You break trade? Yeah, to New Orleans in which they might be acquire Lonzo Ball or JJ Reddick. Right. Well, how would that work for you Forget about how it helps the Warriors welcome lawns. Alonzo's Hall of Fame for me. I'm Linda was a great Bruin. He was a great program. Support Lonzo, you dook. I bring him in. And I would say the culture would change him like Wiggins and he turned into the full flowered Lonzo ball. Would he be able to pass the LaVar ball test Steve card. Now I'm talking about any staff where You might have love are coming in saying Well, the problem out here is that Steve Kerr is not coaching him, right? My son's assumed I would treat I would think Steve Kerr would treat LaVar Ball the same way you and Jimmy Drea treats old social media. Oh, okay, Good..
KNBR The Sports Leader
"marcus simeon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Yes. Sports flag. All right, Amy, the plaque makers in Cooperstown can take it easy and 2021 for the first time since 2013 no new induct ease for the Baseball Hall of Fame 75% of the vote needed for induction. Curt Schilling, the closest with 71.1%, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens. Each came in around 62% that all have one year left on the ballot. Shillings already told the whole that he wants off of the ballot. Region. Catcher J. T Realmuto stays in Philadelphia New five year deal worth 115.5 Million and creation shortstop Marcus Simeon to the Blue Jays one year 18 million. One winning streak lives. Another one died on Tuesday night in the embassy. The one that died belonged to the Clippers didn't have Kawai Leonard or pull George because of covert reasons They were beaten by the Hawks. Wanna wait? 99. There's seven game winning streak is over the Jazz. Make it nine straight when they were down 15, but then He's past the next one away to 94. The Rockets get 24 from the former wizard John Wall, and they beat Washington 10 70 88 busy night in the NHL Shootout win for ST Louis over Las Vegas. By four. The Ducks beat the coyote shut him out one. Nothing Bring inside scored a couple of goals for Colorado. They beat the shark 73 May police four Flames three and over time, The stars defeat the Red Wings to the one Kings by that same to one score over the wild jets beat the Oilers 64 Roman Yosi game winner and overtime for the Predators three to win over the black walks. Shoot out with the Panthers. They beat the blue Jackets for three overtime win for the Bruins and a great Smith Cole 32 over the Penguins. Capitals beat the Algiers 32. Flyers get a couple of goals from James van Riemsdyk. They beat the devil's on the road, 53 and the Rangers fourth straight loss comes in Buffalo 3 to 2 College hoops. Fifth ranked Texas shorthanded Lose at home to Oklahoma, 80 to 79. Alabama 11 Point win over Kentucky, Tennessee three better than Mississippi State. It was all burn. 88, Missouri, 82 Dean beat ST Louis 76 71 on Bob Buesseler..
Newsradio 700 WLW
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Nice right now. 513749, 7000 and 1 800 big ones. I I asked you this I could accused of being pessimistic about the reds and actually, if I was If I was pessimistic about the Reds, I wouldn't even be bringing this up. Because what they would have done this offseason wouldn't have mattered. I actually think they've got a shot to be pretty competitive. With a team that You know, as most of not everybody, by any stretch certainly know Trevor Bauer two guys in the bullpen, but with the guts of a team that Was here last year. And we thought before last season was gonna be pretty good. And you know, maybe over full 162 games late, they would have been really good. But It's I think we walked away from last year going. You know what this team is? All right. It needs help. It needs offensive help. Um, and they haven't gone out and gotten I gotta be honest with you of the short stops that have been mentioned. I'm not sure any of those air huge major Offensive upgrades. Probably a little bit better, at least than Freddy Galvis. But Marcus Simeon had one really, really good year. Other than that he's Been a slightly better version of Zack Cozart. Um, D d Gregorius had some really deliciously good seasons with the New York Yankees couple of years removed from them. But Is it simply going to be a matter of hoping that some of these guys who hit poorly in 2020? Hit better in 2021. If that's the case, that is an enormous credit to a lot of those players, but In terms of what the front office has done. And what I would think would be considered a critical off season. Well, you're within this window that you're trying to win. They've done nothing. Nothing. If you want to, like, you know, use the excuse of well, they lost a lot of money last year, and they're not going to make us much money this year. That's it. That is a business thing. It might be the right business decision to not add to the team. That payroll. Keep everybody else intact. But from a baseball standpoint. Can you really look at this year's team? And feel better about Their chances compared to last year. When they were all right. 31 to 29. I struggle with that I I struggle. I struggle with thinking that this team could take what it did last year and build upon it. I was asked after the Reds lost the two games in Atlanta. What was this a successful season? And my response to that on multiple platforms was asking me at the end of the 2021 season, because if it's used as a jumping off point, then yes. That was a step they had to take. Let's let's get to the postseason first and then go from there. Question is, can they go from there as currently constructed? I gotta be honest with you. My job is to like definitively tell you yes or no, I lean toward no. But I'm more interested in what you think your phone calls will be next. 513749 7000 and 1 800 Big £1.700 is absolutely free on a TNT. I do want to double down on something I said about Joe borough before and A pledge when it comes to the NFL draft, a lot to get to between now and nine o'clock first The 7 30 News on 700 wlw. Cincinnati News, Traffic and Weather.
Newsradio 700 WLW
"marcus simeon" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Twitter question for this hour was was dealing with the red shortstop Pursuit, which fridge and shortstop would you prefer for the Reds Right now? 56% say, d d Gregorius 34% say Marcus Simeon and 10% say Andrelton Simmons that on Twitter at Lance McAllister, thanks to barley corns, three locations. In northern Kentucky for presenting the Twitter feed. And I have a bank of lines open. 5137491 7800 the big £1.700 on a TNT for you to weigh in on the shortstop conversation. Speaking of which, when D D Gregorius joined me Tell me about a month or so ago, We talked about a variety of issues, and, of course, freed and see was first and foremost for trying to figure out what was on his mind. At that point, I talked to him about the process What he's looking for. In his memories of the Reds. Here's the former Could he be future again? Red shortstop Didi Gregorius. You are a free agent. What will go into your decision on where ultimately you play baseball in 2021. Let's say Something that they're a good team and a team that wants to win. So I think that's what I'm shooting for. You played for David Bell when you were in the red system. Did you enjoy your time in the red system? You you were signed when you were 17? You are a youngster. Then what did you think of your time in the Reds organization? I had a really great time when I was there. You know what? They were the first team to give you the opportunity to come to the stage and play so You know, I always thank them for that and described that time against local. So I mean, I had a really great time playing, got to know a lot of people and had a really good managers, any coaches and coaches, So I mean, and that they helped me a lot to improve my game T o till today, you know, so I talked to some of them toe. No. You always need that little reminder What to do to keep staying on their good fat? Did he take me back September 9th 2000 and 12. What do you remember about your mate? Your first major league hit? Whatever you know, I know it was the infield hit. Sure, ground really short and in the hole. That was when I had a little bit of speed. You're in the starting lineup and your bad in between Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto. What? What? What was that experience like it as a major leaguer for the first time. You know, it's funny, You know, I always joked around with Brandon. You know, he talked a lot and We kind of tell always told that I have fun and play the game the right way. You know, soon as I said in 2011 when I was in a big league camp, so hey, helped me a lot. Coming up, and I talked to vital a little, but he doesn't talk that much. But I talked to him a little bit, but it's always good to know T here everybody's story and how they got there and all that stuff, so that's always a really good stuff. You know, because you're a free agent. I have to ask. Are you open to possibly coming home to play for the Reds? I'm open to listen to anything. That's the thing. So anything that's good. And that game Dr. Been trying to do everything? Yeah. I mean, I listen and see what they have to offer. Have dollar talk so ever known. Have they shown any interest in you either to you or to your agent to this point. To the agency. I think they talked a little bit. If I could be a go between in the negotiation, just let me know. DD, all right. Didi Gregorius when he joined the last month, talking about his future, he is, um he's being pursued by multiple teams. The report from Jim Boulden yesterday was The Reds had expressed interest in Marcus Simeon. As DD mentioned back then the Reds had had contact or at least conversations with his agent. From that standpoint, the Reds have not been tied to a least I have not seen many reports of them tied to our interest in one Andrelton Simmons. We know this. They need a shortstop. I would think DeeDee and the other the other than the factory about DD he was coming off of Tommy John surgery, so I think it's fair to say although he'll be 31 in February. I would think another year removed from the Tommy John surgery. Now, as I say that I don't remember if it was his throwing arm or not. Now, I think about it, but you would think it least he would be more comfortable one more year removed from that surgery. Um He's a guy who makes contact. He's a guy who knows the organization. He's a guy who played for David Bell when he was in the minor leagues, but also keep in mind. They had a crack at him, and he had a crack at them last year at this time, and he chose to side with the Phillies, and by the way, Speaking of the Phillies reports tonight indicate the Phillies are expressing interest with Freddy Galvis. Freddy Galvis was a filly and eventually went to Toronto, then went up with the Reds that the season before so the wheels turn and you would think it's some point. Hopefully, it stops with one of those three. I would say, D. D is the safest I would say. Marcus Simeon is the one with the biggest upside potential, but it's ah A bigger risk because he doesn't make a whole lot of contact, and he's not much of a fielder. And then my fallback is probably Anderson Simmons, who I just did It bugs me that for two years they talked about his ankle. And if he's not the defensive player, he once was that I'm not sure he is much of a help in the mix of one of those three, the other issue Reds related before the top of the hour, I mentioned off the top that Archie Bradley Side today with the Phillies Mark Feist sand of MLB dot com says it's one year six million. Here's what is much as I made the case last night that the Reds need to and much like the Padres did kind of take advantage of the opportunity in the NL Central. How the rest of the division is basically standing down. That the Reds need to take it. It's Prime position more so than any time I could imagine going forward where you're going to have an advantage where nobody else is doing anything to say. You know what? Maybe we hadn't planned on doing much, but if nobody else is doing much, let's do something. It's still it is hard.
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