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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 747  2020 Third Basemen

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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 747 2020 Third Basemen

"For many different reasons not the least of which was the fact that they both showed why they're aces because in spite of not being at their best floored by this that it's a real thing that it's continuing like you said this happened when we were in arizona couple of weeks ago they're doing another one cool so it's bringing a nine year old and a one year old to a college level history class we had while while we were in arizona it is literally just my neighborhood it is is part of my city and justin what's going on man we're about to lose power it's the end of the world as we know it in california at least i still cannot believe open a bit because he had already given up to five through five so you know you think most nights he gets taken out but those extra innings that he he's if they're all gonna be like this i'm ready that was a great game on and if you had told me beforehand you say they're very evenly matched i knew you were going to say that and i couldn't agree more the place where they're not evenly matched is in the bullpen and you look at these teams and in spite of the record and the fact that the astros were the best team in the american league and the nationals were wild card teams steve this is a real thing dude it's not just even california because like this one we're about to have is a lesser power outage in the one you didn't have to push and coal giving up five still goes theft in that extra inning or two that he goes saves the a bit of news i'm giving you is that neither cole nor scherzer's going to be on their game i would have said well that's not going to be that great and yet it still was yeah but we ju- just like my area is not going to have power which is fun because i also have to go to school tomorrow but my kids are out of school give them to not tax the pen and keep it at five just they just showed why the races even when they weren't at their best what were your thoughts on those so much deeper is it though i think it is don't you have to go like a fourteen fifteen inning game sherzer five i can almost guarantee you even at one hundred and twelve pitches he'd had gone a six if they needed him but they had the lead that the who in game one sherzer and coal man i was actually a bit surprised that they let cole keep going out there just because still in my wife well if they need to catch up on sleep it will probably bore them i doubt they'll be an interesting it's disgusting though that this is happening i just i'm i'm who knows if they're more in the future absolutely awful my heart goes out to everybody dealing with that hopefully you got a generator because that's this is impacting lives in major that i reside in my work is going to be open and have still have to go to work i can't even get off work days i'm i'm i'm certain of it so it's absolutely terrible but let's transition is in some some stuff that isn't terrible baseball could in game one of the world's i think that then it would flip because they've got some length i don't know did wait miley make the team i don't and that's where the astros have a real distinct advantage or should have a real distinct advantage i think there is not that big though i do i don't know that you're right when when when we're talking that but in strictly nine inning games i don't know that there are advantages is massive it's an advantage i will grant that fully but then even have a lefty and presley's not himself meanwhile guys like hudson and doolittle are doing some of their best work right now giving the national at least a nice hon to punish the hudson has been just unbelievable contract he's going to get and i don't know okay because i was gonna say you know he could go changed for them james can go yeah they have guys like i went through the two TJ's and everything just by all accounts a great dude i i'm just been rooting rooting for him big time and you know he did give up the one run but i mean he's earned himself go much money buddies closer i'm happy for him and like if you read the arm the way historians highlighted was still out there throwing bullets goes four outs for them and you know gets the ball to do little who also goes for outs there i loved corbin coming in i was it's a give them some middle innings where they can actually rely on him and he's shown at different parts throughout these playoffs yesterday wasn't his best work but you still see what he has there with was a bit wobbly there but still has electric stuff i still think he could be a wild card here an x factor for the team that if they're going to win this series i think he if they're going to get through this here but as the nets win game one on the road they take homefield back they slay the i was hoping for that i thought that that was going to be the right move and so especially once once going five i think corbin becomes an automatic ten or any was the one hundred mph heat and then the the ninety two one mph sliders so i think rain is going to be a big key always here it's unbelievable anyway it's amazing i'm i'm sticking with my original prediction that i made last week which was the nationals change things i don't want to overreact too much one way but this is pretty big for them no they add to steal one of these two games to start off otherwise we're gonna put themselves obese the best pitcher of this year garrett cole i think that's an unchallenged comment there where are you on the rest of the series now how how much does this they have a real shot to put kind of a a death grip on the astros in game two tonight which i won't be able to watch because i won't have in a pretty big hole here he's already here on molly voi- unbelievable that's like four times recorded record sports to run tv and apparently my brother-in-law tried it while the power was out while we were in arizona was able in the satellite still work a ton of death so i don't know that it's going to be possible i think houston really has to rely on on aggressive on him and hope to try to knock him out early and try to get to that bullpen i mean there's two approaches you either get patient and so that's that's not watching it also for anybody that has you know issues with the game or whatever the can't find it youtube TV just do do the they're pitching keeping them kind of toe to toe with strasbourg tonight it's gonna be interesting i mean on washington side fleet different times in day gets here guys we're not lying we do different times different times of said days because i still feel like they hitting is a is a little bit lagging behind yeah the hitting is definitely lagging behind and i don't know with how well strasbourg one-month trial they've got the game the delay isn't bad for stream it's actually ahead of some of the other outlets where you might stream as far as that goes but i with orlando will be keeping the ball in the that's the only thing that's been against him this year at any point and now we look at the the rent the short rest game was than six like it and i think the fact that they've stolen one of the coal starts i think is huge for them obviously he's going to i against the yankees in in that game five if you're houston what are some things that they're looking for here that they've got to get going bad and then his last time out he had the brutal i any now again that was another game where not being at your best and showed why he was an ace because he get another shot in the series at some point but now they don't need to win that so they got a hold serve obviously when they go back to washington but george springer nights like i wrote about it a little bit and one of the articles i've got coming up i think my friday friday's he was like oh that's it's it's still one of my favorite things is that how much he loved that he goes what the hell's the team george springer about what's that mean like well no i don't wanna say it's must win but it's it's pretty big you you don't wanna lose both at home with your two mega studs and the key of our crazy can you not super charger phone so they can watch on your phone not i'm i'm using one of the generator george springer homerun so so good you know my dad was all over it loving it that that's just amazing analysis by me update ross as as a manager here i've seen both sides of it from cubs fans you know kind of in my orbit whether it's on the twitch stream or on twitter some loving it just you know they love bill went seven there when you thought after that first ending that he might not go four you know he goes four hits four runs in the first any like well how long has undergone went seven and you know obviously on houston side i don't think they're panicked they went down one oh at home to the yankees they know how good they are they've got ver- lander tonight but they stole a base so we get free tacos ryan away right away the hero trade turner says you know what if you weren't gonna take him in the top ten area so check out check out rhoda graphs on friday for for my article there i love it i love it i can't wait but we're gonna talk a little bit new in try to bring up the the pitch count or or get aggressive and i think he's been jew his control is just been so pinpoint that you've just got to think he'll be fine in terms of a manager i saw someone tweet out that this is just the cubs way of getting someone likable at the has been pitching i don't know you're gonna get him the best time to try to get right hitting wise yeah it's not a it's not a great i mean i think you have to get aggressive and go after him and hope you knock them out in the first four innings to try to get to the bullpen of washington doesn't have i have to be able to be that go-between though and i think the i think the cubs will respect him he you know he was an elder st you know you you like somebody so much drink their bathwater is like it's generally referred new for like a celebrity crush or something like that and he's using it in terms of excited about this we have no idea what david ross will do but from a stolen base perspective for the cubs it can't be any worse than joe madden her that's hard to say that though because we don't really know the the relationship i i can see where people are coming from i think that especially in in a catcher's first year as a manager i'm feeling like awesomeness nick's going into two thousand twenty you have to he stole a base still talk oh and also in game one so epic we got a bath water celebration of that like i've said previously about other managers i think we're we're moving into kind of an era where managed for this last year so this season so this is pure speculation trying to kind of figure some things out and and guests eight's men of that world series team he's he's widely respected as one of the smarter players in baseball during that time so forefronts for when they tear it down i i don't i don't necessarily agree with that but i think from a fantasy angle i'm kind of allies the last few years that the cubs through were twenty ninth in stolen bases this year they were twenty fourth the previous two seasons more news here and then we'll get into some third base rankings i did just yesterday but david rocks inking with the cubs here and you know what we've really been focusing on we talked about it with me messing with you then and it really messed with leicester his his one of his you know personal pitchers is going to be the guy until he shows that he can't handle and if he comes out and pitches like he did at the end of the year camera will be out but they'll at least come in with a decided guy uh when he took over the tigers and then when he took over the angels huge spikes now they ended up leveling off but i think initially because who does running really effect that affects the catcher and it affects a pitcher and if you remember guys running all over the place really david ross in general i think they're just a fan of him others nervous that he won't be able to kind of command respect because he's too buddy buddy with them with with some commentary handful of honorable mentions first off let's talk about your strategy at the position the hot corner has some depth but one of the things that i mentioned that i want any chance that that a catcher coming in you know would have an idea of like okay we can run on this catcher we absolutely can't on this catcher and just be more in tune then maybe you'll think that that is a good strategy moving forward now who knows the front office may be the one leading the directive of we an all in all it was pretty bad that's a three year forty three million dollars he has the job coming in so it won't be passing the baton around to the cause he's definitely works and we'll see how he does with bullpen management i tend to think that the with kimbrel there for two i know he finished brutally to highlight is is the multi position eligibility kind of take away from some of that depth of people are throwing them at different positions third base as you look it over and as it related to your draft that we did just a couple of weeks ago my my strategy third base is i i and some of these other moves that were kind of waiting for to drop as far as manager moves is how it affects the fantasy angle of course but just in general if formula and get into that what do you think about power coming from third base because we have a lot of non traditional third baseman that's a great call so you know we have we have your traditional miguel he at first and all of a sudden it's like well it looked super deep but now people are eating these guys up left and right so what do you think about your general strategy right off the top all right well let's talk some let's talk some third base here i put out my rankings yesterday top thirty five ball to hit as many home runs i don't think so i mean diaz has all the power in the world we can't seem to figure out to get it over the fence jurors are becoming more and more meaningless in the game they're getting a lot of their information and while they're directions from up above yes so we don't end up grabbing one of those initial guys the the aaron autos the divers that you may need to worry i don't wanna be left holding the bag with the lower tier third baseman i also you have to make sure if with it in general and kind of know when to press the pedal on the stealing and went to when peel back or or is that is that overblown i think there might be some first base fuels atrocious but that also means other people are going to be targeting these players in so well to attack the position early if you can i obviously i don't tend to worry too much about positional eligibility in i don't want to run because we don't wanna run into outside of that obviously can have role but like i said i don't think he could be any worse i'm not gonna project you know guys rounds in that feels gross in the scary so i think it's one of those things that you're going to want you know to double their stolen base totals but i i'm definitely going to bump up guys you know a few solan basis here and there my projections i like that and i think that that in team league dries up really quickly and i saw that in in the draft because i left without a quarter infielder after twenty one it's you know for thirty home runs so he didn't change like that that much it's not like he was a new player now he did hit the fourteen homers in it's like i said they can you know even first base looks kinda juicy at the top but then that drop off is quick i think and it starts to get to a bunch of guys that as you know lemay hewitt's second mcneil in the outfield bregman short you know you really start to cut into think after awhile months in two thousand twenty is properly probably please slim unless you try drowning pool early true true that's a good point all right let's get into the rankings higher but i have a hard time i have a hard time moving up i mean i guess the first guy all ask about is was in there and mushtaq is obviously but then you you have the guys that aren't hitting you know jewish we really expect him with a less than bouncy took it pretty much all out of his line dr john d. as did so i agree with you there about these nontraditional third baseman in terms of power types and so you wanna get your lockdown i mean carpenter was awful and he's old and always injured isn't that contract kinda give him some some more rope hello and welcome to episode seven forty seven of the sleeper and the bus it is wednesday october twenty third and i'm your host pulse moore joined by justin mason craft other than grabbing guys with multiple multi position knowledge ability but if it's a tiebreaker i'm definitely gonna lean first base than third base before and you have thirty four year old carpenter and his health at third base you've got the outfield i don't think they're going to re-sign marcello zona so so defend your tommy edman love because i worry that he's not going to have a real role really well the carter like excuse me it's interesting because there are definitely guys where i go i feel like he should we're not going to give you a full time role yeah yeah well i think he will i think edmund will find a full time role even if it's not in one position clean anywhere else i think i'm with you one hundred percent there and it's gonna be really interesting at at the two corner positions here because wall and and you look at the fact that like i said he was still only thirty two percent on the fly ball right that happened to be up nine points from where he was out there and write these there's a lot of these guys that i'm going to want to target for other positions to especially the guys who were first base eligible it will you look at the list you go wow man this this list is thirty five names deep it's actually you know pretty deep for twelve or even a fifty i have to talk about whether that matters anymore or as much anymore because the chances you're gonna fill your corner with with a first base been eighty nine games and that's the easy extrapolation of was on when he ate pays but even if you pay some even if you think it was more of like a twenty three to twenty four now you get a neutral that have some question marks the you know i'd have no problem with edwin encarnacion at my corner i want him as my first baseman really now tabby tommy edmund seventeen year ranked going in front of guys like l. in front of miguel zeno who you know i love and i'm sure talk about more here in a little bit in front of scott king a guy we both love in front of ryan mcmahon who really broke out in in the last after that season typically and and i'll kind of open the forty you about some of the questions that you have the wherever you are in the rankings did you have some guys you think you've got a lot of flexibility they're calling long i think kind of has that lockdown on second base there the whole infield is locked down so i i don't think third have these guys popping up and then you kinda fady will not necessarily fading sometimes it's fading but sometimes it's just nightmare last year that we were yeah right finally right you're we wouldn't have been possibly more wrong in eighteen when we can play to them but for three weeks until he gets her okay i have no confidence that i mean you you remember when we had zero confidence and and we were a year early because he was or above in the second half one is alex bregman to is anthony random do you know the third is let me guess this is a JD davis damn right it's j. d. david yeah yeah opportunity for tommy edmund to play right now i mean he was playing what primarily in right field a lot in the playoffs and was a mid tier kind of outfielder type maybe not as expensive as those oona but then that next drop level down that'd be a little bit nerve wracking but as far as edmund skill one or the other in most leagues but i think either that you play will be good for edmund and just the the massive speed out being total zero okay next one next gripe there's one player or sorry there are three players on this list that hit three thirty we'll say now probably not enough or i will say definitely not enough for your liking i did make a second move to move him up a decent bit i know it's ball 'cause we saw lebanon homers in ninety two games don't get crazy extrapolating that or anything like that i'd put down for like fourteen fifteen in a in a thirty for thirty five and twenty eighteen i mean you get the point he can really really run great contact can take a walk i think even with a neutral your other categories is what i like you know almost like you know he can do alex smith numbers on the SP's without being the deficiency that alex smith can be probably because he doesn't really know how to make contact with the ball he's an intriguing prospect for i would like to see him get a shot but there's room for both truly believe that but i do believe the health will remain in issue i mean you will get the last four years two thousand eighteen one hundred and fifty six games are the high for her in other spots so seventeen i definitely feel like i'm on the high some of the cardinals fans friends that i have right hey i thought you were high on believe me i am going to be one of the folks at seventeen but i it's that speed and batting average that makes me confident in somebody like tommy edman i love the speed he's a true blazer he was fifteen for sixteen on the bases in the may in the majors nine for nine in is forty nine games in the minors right that's true that's true i think that hurts o.'neil more than edmund notes for i completely agree with you it hurts o.'neil but the cardinals all year with a standard ball but give me average OBOP speed and runs and obviously the carpenter one thousand nine hundred forty five one fifty six one twenty nine so i think there's going to be time there but i think even even absent that the outfield offers plenty of he's only twenty seven out of thirty five circle where the hell was he before that oil was lower and i did move them up and i actually did a last second kind of that's with ozone still on the team again i don't really hey tyler neil they do and it's syrup few spots higher than davis and now i have dosier at twenty eight in davis twenty seven i like him the issue here or the thing team modicum of health and that's a pretty big one thousand nine hundred thirty one i agree with you there but i think that because again i don't think that they're gonna resign but then they're gonna play that baiter dude is gonna play center because he's is i think there's a third base glob and i think they're on mustafa's to and har- and maybe even carpenter if you could gary blood red stat cast found that when you go on baseball savant they got that little that little key in the upper right corner there and you want all read instigation right before i was posting the list of JD davis compared him to a guy who really do like hunter dosier and realized i think it'd be ahead of hunter dosier so i did make that move i had hundred he should have free rein in yet left field so in his top please todd frazier's a free agent a lefty masher and you're like well you don't wanna short platoon type of guy there it's funny that you bring them up to by the way just from a leftover tabs from yesterday his baseball savant pages one of the ones i still have on that in his is is bloody i mean they're all the way to the end that's very positive like honey to the beginning of the year yes and tom is forty two more years left on contract let me look so he is indeed a free agent so with JD david one of the things i mentioned in the comment compared to like a birdie that's two different profiles did you would do you need the speed or do you need the power i think i think yeah you go either way them right up there with mcmahon and kingery ingredients to no i think you're right though this this is a a glob from probably walked in loaded at third base take JD davis throw him in your outfield but another example of why this third base may seem pretty davis didn't for the whole year he absolutely obliterated the ball and made improvements against righties that make me really confident him because he came into the as as somebody who's a flush but it'll dry it pretty quickly in some of these drives i know he went camera exactly where in my draft expressive carlos go out and pay someone that is absolutely something that i'm nervous about is that if they did bring in somebody else for the field back in you put him down for at least like a twenty five to eighty projection and and you really like that yeah i hear you on that JD was one of those guys up and he was awesome so i do like him and i can hear you wanting him higher maybe above like liz stella and her shallow donas at thirty five really almost wasn't ranked i know but he he he's going to do exactly what he did this last he didn't need in anita juice boss of he's healthy and ready to go he put up twenty seven ninety two to ninety seven batting average twenty eighteen you know i think he saco paul you idiot so i i'm i'm very very excited about him a little bomb do you have my boy about seventeen to thirty yeah because of android heart comes back healthy you know he he did it without the ball a your average correct correct anybody's still bad against righties now he did have pop against them this year that's what sustained him which i mentioned in the comment have to buy it actually i can pull that up while you're i've got did you get him i did not i super bomb it was one of those guys that when he and when he went i was like oh okay he went earlier than i thought he would go oh dang everyone else saw the same stuff i did and i didn't react properly to it that's how i felt yeah oh absolutely but yeah i i want i wanted to rank them i didn't wanna honorable mention because i do like him he was actually i drafted him with my last night how old is twenty twenty-five next year will be as twenty or twenty six season he's gonna hit in the middle of that lineup teams value in terms of individual fantasy players that being said he's gonna play because they have no one else and so the fact that event pick so we were on the train to other there he was one of my early cuts unfortunately but i i i understood the interest in him and i backed her that once you're in this globe you start to make your picks and if he's one of your picks i can get behind that because he will have the plaintiff and you mentioned the outfield piece you can put them in the outfield so if you're already within VR really high and i don't have a problem with that i think there is a real chance he gets moved which could really hurt his value and obviously hurt the rest interest this year i know he was one of your guys that you were definitely keying in on late and drafts there's no reason he won't play regularly what does he like twenty five twenty six cheer which is hit home runs he's gonna hit dinger's you is going to hit ding it's gonna come at the cost the front half that lineup may actually be halfway decent depending on what they end up doing with trae manzini if they're gonna move on went there was an audible groan for me yes same same for me i was like dang it i should have really hoping that i could sneak him late fifty home run potential i mean you're not wrong however ninety one hundred the the part of that hypothetical that is really matic on from him or not so and jonathan VR for that matter i think a lot of people and we saw it in in those drafts we did and into early monks taking john talk about a few other things here who i'm guilty no i mean you mentioned already he's always a guy that i'm going to fall for spending he's going to play every day and hit probably fourth in that lineup is you know you should probably be able to pencil in thirty home runs next year yeah regardless that i that i just can't get behind the full year part i have no reason to believe that he can pull off a full year i disagree it was such a not one of these chronic injuries hamstring popping up twice those a little bit something bigger dude some these big guys keep getting injured at some point a bit fluky year as far as the nose injury he likes slipped going down the dugout or something right yes it was definitely it was definitely not it's like well there's something going on here more than just bad luck with your stanton's in your judges and your nose but yeah he absolutely crushes lefties pie right now faces a lefty was is an automatic you do a baltimore stack versus left you with him on mhm in the leagues where you can punt batting average he only played in one hundred and five games last year because of injury hit like a billion fifteen okay i think donald bounds let's talk about some fallen stars because these are probably can i just mention but he will always be one of the power front runners so even if the ball comes down and brings everybody down he will still be near the top galliano well he's going to be my top luke weird injury and he missed time the previous year because of like a suspension wasn't he was hurt tomorrow stress reaction in the left shin strain love hamstring again last year and then the last race of the right heel this year that was the one that was the ball to i think he's i think i think powerplays regardless so i i feel you on that let's anybody else that you want to key in he's just such a headache but i put him at twenty tried to put some respect on his name thirty four homers in one hundred five games it's so stupid and i do believe that every year but really really good shape this year and as long as he maintains that coming into next year i think this is the year miguel scenario you know the thing of it is like i hear i knew you'd question on him and yet this is me coming around a bit because normally i put them at like twenty five thirty her there's a potential that he could switch positions yes he did say that just came out with the most amazing that the ball will not matter for somebody like snow i mean i don't have to say i do believe we know it won't because we saw his power in previous now last year it was an he puts it all together and it's like forty five bombs he does have an injury every year strained hamstring probably do i'm old i turned thirty the thirty four home runs seventy six runs seventy nine RBI in two forty-seven if he has to forty seven next year in a full year we're talking a years combined we're looking at one forty three oh PM plus i'm on a might be refugees doing the opium as plus versus the WRC plus not going to be a different in general there i mean he's awesome right and so if you do have a league that has more flexibility allows you to replace guys easier shallower league i love taking a justin turner because i'll i'll figure it out on the waiver wire but give me him when he is playing picks you know he found a great person to marry week trust his judgment there trust me that's kind of the downside part i thought stupid i nail that was the part that i thought was kind of dumb going to be thirty five next year justin turner is and i know like i tweeted out last week or something at the has to coach nick pollock to get some more information rush they're like how the heck is kris bryant ten in manny machado fifteen because of their names and i think this is a situation where name valley turner one of those guys in a ten and twelve team leagues that i really liked because the replacement values there when he does go down one hundred percent and like i said going to be a stud you make make jarring and then you kind of dig in and you're like oh okay particularly with machado and i highlighted my big issue with just everybody yeah covers even the twelve team folks exactly hear about players that they might need to know more about later and we still cover shell or players it does seem like majority of our listeners are playing in twelve team leagues that being said i you and i will probably still catered if deeper formats one because they get apply interest yup gimme that second that'd be nice because second base is a little thin and so give me somebody turner there i'm here for it all right is that in as far as the the question marks talk let's go to some fallen stars yeah let's talk about these guys because this was something that i think the second everyone looks at the my rankings i with that that's a good call out yeah i think he's definitely a league dependent kind of guy if you're playing shower format i love justin turner but justin turner of course you can almost guest him on the three thirty thing but i thought that was too obvious that's why i went to j. j. j. d. i mean just in terms this is a hard one because you look at the track record and you go well this is the first year at a new place around him so i don't have a problem with the ranking i think some people are going to be like your way too low to have they're kind of down ma- year be thirty two eighty five but with the two fifty six average under two sixty two of the last three years you're seeing a lot of pictures for the first time you don't have a read on them as much we know he's not johnny hustle so we have to assume these thirty nine is just been a different player outside of camden and so i don't know his even his thirty two homers now so many guys would love probably not the biggest studier either and so maybe it takes him some time to touch us but like you said i mean in with him in the comment which was camden he hit two ninety six three fifty three five thirty seven everywhere else to sixty seven three twenty three four four down season quote unquote downs thirty two home runs eighty one runs eighty-five RBI's to a team that's only gonna get better and you look at five forty three four twenty six five forty nine with the played appearances you really can't pencil and more than five hundred but they're going to be good played appearances because in those three so and that's just what we tend to play so exact i'm not gonna talk about i'm not gonna talk about ten teams leagues very often because i don't play in a lot of leagues but just maybe we give him a little bit of leeway there and i'm always open to what often ars before harper and machado it's different when you've got the nine figure deal you know so yeah i'm i'm part of me that wants to believe that there is going to be a another bounceback especially as he not only did he go to a new city he went to a new league it it it seems like that's kind of where it should be and if you can get them at that price i think you're gonna feel good about it especially if crazily enough he's like you're he does play i think even at thirty five and if he does you know we make the joke about the position change thing if he does change and go somewhere else because i just don't know that his you know even even give them a few more arabia's call it thirty ninety two sixty just doesn't go as far as it used to with machado what do you think or your way too high and i think while it may seem like fence sitting i think with the depth of third base fifteenth seems just about right feel good or two different things because you may not you may turn out we may see more aggression or we may we really just don't know it's there are some concerning things but i also think if the ball dens i don't think he's going to be as affected always with pitchers especially when they become like the man but hitters to you need a year to settle when you get the mega deal it's a different you're living in a different world at that point even though they were chato but i do think i i think the market's going to kind of agree as as it as the off season develops he's still going pretty high in earlier drafts maybe as some other people might be so i think that's true with with machado for sure i'm i'm he he's not torn i'm probably drop him a little bit i think i'm gonna have him closer to machado the younger guy just on principle okay i get that but you know a lot of these other guys that are above him i don't know that i see machado machado is because the dual ability but when you mentioned his other position it helps right we always love eligibility but it's not a remaining machado right that's yeah that's kind of where i'm at to where it's like i don't know i don't wanna be mr fence-sitter but at the same time and a third base what about kris bryant here because he had a great season but i wound up with them at tenth it's just a little bit but it that jarring in a year where everybody gained hard hit percentage he lost heart had presented it was not just a little there so corner or your middle because he has dual debility which helps that unfortunately it's shortstop which is already so deep yeah so you probably going to use them at third whatever it was amazing just that's all just slammed down i'm buying stock and justin turner just because his wife is awesome because but i mean if you're getting manny machado and your draft at corner infield you're gonna feel good walking out of it now should you feel good in i have a hard time taking bryant over your own moncada sure the upside of ladimir guerrero match thinner position was shortstop that he adds so i don't know that it should boost them up too much but if people want to come over like donaldson if they see those kind of equal so give me winning it so if he does kind of meander down the rankings i think i think i'll get a share to some eager to see how his draft price develops right now it is much higher than fifteen we're going to see from him in the stat cast numbers are really interesting because in a year where everybody gained exit velocity he lost exit philosophy then pretty much exactly what we feared happened in nineteen and you know i i don't wanna go all the way and say he's one hundred percent done because i don't i at this point with kris bryant he's gonna be twenty eight he's not old he's still good but tenth felt weird and yet at the same time right he's not a guy movie targeting but there will be drafts where he falls in those drafts i will grab him yeah i think i'll have some shares to and i'm not even that giddy on because i'm looking at it's like come kind of a different player you you think of him as a thirty one hundred guy we haven't done that since twenty sixteen s the only year he's done he did it thirty one homers but only seventy seven rabies part of that is where he bats he's more of a run sky but i just think he's a little bit of a different guy alson will bryant healthy that's that becomes a huge issue for him because i mean he did miss a little bit of time you put on your forty seven i'm in and you can you know his continuing growth even josh donaldson i mean donaldson was healthy ball we know that there's going to be a change or at least we expect there's going to be a change but if it's up to major league baseball they want runs scored the ball and how the ball is you know influenced and the and the fact that the playoff ball seems to be more dead than than the regular season batting average was extra-base hits that weren't homers i should say but you know the pop isn't out of nowhere for and their power developed this year there's maybe definitely ball influence on on both but mcneill quietly had is kris bryant really that much different than matt chapman and josh donaldson probably not probably not no no and they're down at thirteen down on bryant than you are i don't see a reason to drop him in extreme amount it's probably i think there might be one hundred RBI i wonder if they start hitting him third fourth more than second third which would obvious hit so that last part again if they move brian down and maybe get him back closer to that ninety five ninety five if not one hundred one hundred yeah so well i'm probably a little bit more we don't know yeah one of the things i said at during my panel at first shares was because there was a lot of talk about so if i'm gonna make a educated guess on where in the spectrum between the ball we've seen in the postseason in the ball we saw in the reagan is probably what we see from lemay you with a kind of a more neutral baugh not that i even think we're going to get a neutral ball yeah i really like i really like moncada and the fact that he he has a speed asset i really like the upside of vlad so but i mean is he major pop up in the minors to and you know he was in two thousand eighteen he put up to thirty two eyeso- now a lot of that was fifteen hundred runs eighty ribs i think that i think like two ninety fifteen homers five six stolen bases fourteen and bryant's at ten and so yeah you know if someone said i love chapman he's you know we keep making the donald's comparison because it's easy and it makes sense i think i i don't postseason i'm definitely gonna air more on the side of the ball we saw in the regular season then debtor crazy if they bryant i wouldn't bat an eye and then you guys like mcneil and lemay who i eight nine who are really interesting they've got triple eligibility they're kind of average i us being the manager because i'm really interested to see where they're going to hit him in the lineup you talk about he he did you know third straight year without yeah move in hitting third or fourth as opposed to hitting second or third and that could change the RBI count of course while not necessarily killing the run just because they're both like oakland it really really looks like our players a donaldson development path here and if they said you know i'm gonna take over is this ball is different i'm surprised that there's still people out there who are like a random chance they just came out yesterday major league baseball it came out yesterday for mcneil i don't think it was all just off yeah lemay who definitely was like okay but even the yemen neutral ball what what do you think of him like three hundred fifty i i don't understand how they can i mean there's been like scientific articles on this that it's obviously different if they just keep going back and forth that's the thing that i'm like social took on it's like okay i can hear what you're saying but that means another changed that the dispatches from the regular season ball like they're the only difference is there's a stamp on it that's hilarious it's it's like a stamp meat of lead apparently like to kind of mini clubs and third base and he's the first one i think it was like an upper tier glob and then in the mid tier glob yeah because i mean for me early in the offseason my guess is they will be minor adjustments from the regular season ball they want these boss to fly tweeted out something the other day where he said like people often kinda discount three or averages as a is slim okay well that's that's good then because then if i'm planning for more of a neutral ball and ends up being closer to nineteen then it's just like weighing it down i don't know i mean we have a four pound lead stamp that's the only difference we made it stop crying yeah so all these in the regular season but you do you will be at the same time if they do make adjustments and they said they app said they're going to look at it in that's a benefit because it just adds to these guys but if you go in just being cautious then you can't get so burned and that's kind of what i've been doing just to make sure that i don't it is still pretty useful i think you know you look at how things bounce around with players and it's the easiest thing to do but it's in ball or the playoff ball then three or average is actually a pretty good indicator of what some of these guys will do yeah absolutely like overrate some of these guys who definitely had some bad you know had some of the influence from the baltic get a handful of extra homers let's up sold also still pretty valuable if that's all you're able to do you wouldn't be over your head in a draft if all you could take three your averages and obviously he did not meet the expectations like not even close so a good point that he made like i said i heard at the fall league but let's finish with legend you're right because he came in mega hype i wasn't i think that there is a real chance that the difference between the two thousand eighteen or nineteen regular season ball and the two thousand twenty regular season ball i mentioned that at the conference to oh okay i didn't hear a mentioned at the conference but i think he he brought up a really good point with with you know we had a juice ball in two thousand nineteen we had a juice bowl in two thousand nineteen didn't have juice ball in two thousand eighteen well if that ball is going to be closer to the two thousand nineteen ball than the two thousand eight third round so but it's a it's disappointing that the the hype is sixth or seventh guy on the on seventh aaron auto ramirez bregman don't buy as bryant vlad junior afraid of it i you know i was i was absolutely part of it i will say that for sure that same day you wanna take him early i get it i wound up with him as like my on running the other way but you can't look at the depth of third base and just blindly say well i'm still gonna take vlad fit at the position no i don't think you can samir that we can count as a surcharge for around i know you're going to bring up the injury but it's four rounds higher dude for somebody who didn't i think you'd still be be kind of in wine to do some things and and kind of know who are the right right picks here and there so i agree with that point where do you stand now because i still had him twelve which if people wanted to say was too high i can understand can't go too far though think the lowest i could really comfortably sake him over swore as or muncie or devers i and i think people are going to he did show little glimpse in july and august it was like hey hey hey hey we're getting a little something here nine to opiates through those two months do and understand will be put below chapman donaldson machado and then right there with turner because he actually kinda cuts turner profile right now where it's not super our focus but it's a really good batting average where do you stand with flat junior right now on into twenty twenty this is a tough one because i really like flat for twenty money but i don't feel like there's any discount not even there's not only not a discount there's a surcharge yeah well i i don't know i it's hard i just i think it depends on what kind of team you're building and the hard part is when you're picking did not meet expectations in a very reasonable five hundred and fourteen plate appearances and i'm not out on him this is not a i'm not running to the other guardrail here where i was bought in and it's a bummer to me because i want a share of vlad and i'm probably i mean i'll probably do like a best ball we'll so i mean that's kind of where we're at with flat junior if you want him you gotta you gotta pay the toll i think it is going to be one of those where it's like i don't disagree that it's it's a surcharge i think you're paying the exact same price for guy charts though paying the same price for somebody who going to be unreal reminds me of eh reminds me of louis casteel right because he had the big expectations you you in droves the third or fourth round where he's going to be going or do you really want to already be thinking about the team that you've already put together and the team you're going to be like doing it because of the guys you have to take over but then at the end of the year you could say well it did work out but then there's a process versus results thing it's like you still you still later on by that by that thought process vlad can't be on my team yeah for sure for sure i mean the idea that you can offense equals more excitement in the eyes of MLB not in my life and so or my my f- has draft side i tend to want to build safe you know safety in my first few rounds and then i'll take shots agean if you take two pitchers in your first four rounds and then you take vlad that set yourself up you have he has to produce that's where he was going before the injury he was going why would he still go at that it still doesn't make no i'm not why would make sense his bryce the first year and then somehow his ADP didn't change the next eight or after he disappointed or thirty era and everyone's like walk away with fifteen stolen bases from your third round pick especially with fifteen homers yes sorry what'd i say wouldn't have done it because of of who you bypassed but then he still did well right so then was it was it the right then you know sorry so fifteen home runs for from my third round pick that that's not okay that just doesn't scare especially if not a foundational piece because the floor isn't as high as other guys i mean we just don't know i tend to wanna build my team now my forty four when you think about for vlad i think that is fine i got on board but you got on board at the right time then you best the crap and then you jump on for one hundred ninety one inning season of a three forty area so you'd be played brilliantly but you're making it with where where people are picking him he must perform for you there is no leeway you can't get another two seventy two and fifteen homers in in maybe a bit rich on the average but i think twenty five home runs is probably what i would be comfortable pencilling men for the we'll do like to sleep around the best best ball team again where we just take shares of players we don't have we don't have we'll get our junior we'll get our do i have a hard time pencilling him in for for pretty much three hundred but it's always hard tips zips we have the zips oriane projections on blood so they have him at twenty five home runs to ninety seven three six six four or sorry five fifteen stolen bases w if he's still fifteen bases that'd be amazing considering he had one attempt i mean it's one thing if you get that in you loaded up on offense you did what i did in my past draft or you wet five hitters in a row but at that big glimpse in july and august of like okay this is the vlad that people were talking about is huge difference in bab between first and second after go right he had a capable to seventy two which is not something that you're like back flipping over but it certainly didn't hurt you at all much power is going to develop at some point and that he's going to hit for average i just don't know that it's gonna be next season in it's really hard i mean just physically watching him hit even when you know the results aren't there i mean you can tell just how together yeah you usually don't even know what you're you know you're kind of setting a foundation he has to be vijender has to be part of that foundation well it not found that's the thing he averages the piece that i don't really question it as much i think the average is going to be there because even even this year in a year that did not relatively forty five hundred fourteen parents you know he can go six fifty there we don't think he's going to do that but what do you think about these projections this yeah and i guess i mean he did have is the second half was to ninety three we really started to see like i said we humor is this the new steamer for next year because it's got him at two ninety two with twenty three homers that steamer oh yeah i mean i think there's obviously a room room for improvement interesting thing to obviously small sample as well so you wonder because he was a butcher in the field at times his only at his only asset is the what if the home in proves if he has home improvement i hate myself that could be that could be pretty interesting only five of us homers and he had even playing time home and away by the way so it was ten homers on the road three oh three average age sixty five and lefties crushed him that's the problem with it absolutely has to produce and that's what i said at the panel at first pitchers on us i like that i do i truly do but you're if he does do what the projections you know those projections say and he goes twenty five home runs three hundred that lineup probably doesn't get it we did get there five ninety yeah yes third round pick i don't think that it is no no no now i'm two one hundred RBI so probably but but i think they're going to be better so it wouldn't blow me away even though it didn't look like the right play where he was always trying to make it so that he could show off the arm as opposed to just making the play easier for himself and that was something that he worrying about i think we last year was he seemed vlad seem to want to get into positions where he was wasn't afraid to use his arm so almost back up on stuff much better as a third baseman and that is a d. h. and we we do talk about the d. h. tax yes usually being about ten percent this is more like be out i don't know but it says age twenty which is when he is this year so i don't know but what do you think about that as a projection well the nice thing about steamers we were nice thing about z. arm rates yeah and speaking of todd zola one of the things that he mentioned early with bladder remember seeing him at the fall league with with somebody who hasn't done it at the majorly put put them in that batting average because i mean batting averages so so rare that really is about in my i hate you guys for being smart because i believe that you should have still been body i was with the discount i wasn't with you the first time i was with you the second time all though i think it'll mostly stay and grotesquely could even go up especially if he had like a big spring but we're going to go crazy it's over quick is carrying too much weight he did get kind of under the wing of JD martinez and zander bogart's and was doll with the transformation that he had so there is there is upside here but not at the price for vlad junior and that's kind of the bottom line point there so we'll see how his draft price evolves i don't think it come down much if at all now you only had a two thirty three babbitt but he to fifteen with just four of his homers in one forty five point appearances i'm not sure that i'm putting a whole bunch of stock in either dimension because we've mentioned this when we talk about david ross the padres are expected to sign ryan ron washington okay not that at play in the majors as well and we know the body is not not live if if you will and the whole weights thing so inside a weight room and like i mean i mean it's bananas it really is but if he does kind of get that yeah i i like that that's a great call out there he's he's been great at that amd based running so some of the guys that that are already running could run more and maybe some of the guys who have seventy percent big it's hard ours is to nineteen thirteen home runs as a third baseman to home runs as a d. h. AM so that's that's good enough but you know he has that back issue if that reoccurs i think

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EP105  Pitching Velocity Ranges and Peaks; Offseason Weekly Throwing; Plus, Knowing Who You Are as a Player

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EP105 Pitching Velocity Ranges and Peaks; Offseason Weekly Throwing; Plus, Knowing Who You Are as a Player

"Hey there dan blewett here. Thanks so much for tuning in before we get started. I want to share a little bit about a new product of mine. Early work is an online strength. Training program created a collaboration between myself. And when my good friends coach andrew sachs so in the early work programme. Obviously youtube skills are coming in handy. Here you're going to get four k quality videos great audio of me. In coach zacks teaching every exercise in the program. Workouts change monthly and he and i collaborate to build each new month as the program changes and evolves in season off season just trying to make sure players peak and are at their best at every point of the year so between the two of us. We have twenty plus years of experience training baseball players. I was a baseball academy owner strength. Coach anders still a strength coach. Owns oh facility here in the baltimore area and our program has three different plans one for individuals one for families that includes your extended family and one for teams so no matter who you are and who. You're looking for a program for we've got a plan for you so if you want to try the program out we offer a fourteen day free trial so you can sign up get to work. Try down your local gym siv. It fits your life and your goals and all that good stuff. Obviously we stand by. We've been doing this a long time. So give it a shot today. Try the strength program. We know you're gonna love it all right. Welcome back to baseball gods. i'm your host. Dan blue and on today's episode cover three topics number. One pitching velocity ranges and peaks and how to interact with each other. I think there's a lot of misconceptions about pitching velocity number. Two offseason weekly throwing what the general breakdown looks like and lastly aggressiveness In game so this is not gonna be pitcher specific. Should you play angry play com. Should you be contented. Should we be pumped up. We'll kind of dive into all that all right so first topic here today. Let's cover pitching velocity ranges. This is a big misconception. And i did of. I did a really in depth video on youtube so all linked to that in the show notes as well but basically i think a lot of pitchers they think that they can reach their their peak speed every time they bitch. I think parents expect that a lot as well. And i got a recent comment on the softball side but he basically said hey my daughter you know she could hit. I can remember the number was. I'll just give you a number. But she she throw fifty five over hands. She just hit that recently but now she's only hitting fifty three or fifty four and you know i just don't know why she can't be as aggressive every time and i got the i've gotten that same question over and over and over on the baseball side as well. You know my son can throw ninety but you know why does somedays. Heathrow eighty eight or eighty seven. Th sandra seventy-five someday he some days. He's throwing seventy two and the answer is that's that's just pretty normal. I mean it's funny. How strict standard behold pitchers to but like with anything else. You're just not one hundred percent every single day whether that's your focus at work. That's you're running pays. If you're a runner whether it's how much weight you lift in the weight room they know you're sprinting. Speed like literally everything. We're we're asking pitchers to throw it exactly a one hundred percent and not ever dropped to like ninety eight percent which is a really high standard to to to reach every time so if you throw eighty miles per hour you're at the point where one percentage point is one and a quarter miles per hour. Right that's the the simple math there. So how can we expect you to never be ninety. Eight point seven five percent right and ninety point seven five percent is probably more normal than one hundred percent is now. I think we all sort of know that to be true. So the big thing and again. I would encourage you to to watch the video in my in the show notes here on youtube because i- overlaid some examples of how max sherzer velocity rain isn't how arana's chapman's of lofty ranges. But the take home here is expect your son or if you're a pitcher yourself listening here expect yourself to within a four mile per hour range and the older you get the more narrow that rain becomes. But that's still the range exhibited by big leaguers when you average all their starts so sure you might watch on his chapman. Pitch niamey's ninety eight to one hundred which is ninety eight ninety nine. One hundred mph pitches. That's a two mph spread. You know they're still going to be nicer. He's ninety six to ninety nine and ninety six to one zero two and ninety seven to two one. Oh one it's you just don't catch every fastball perfectly. You just don't give up you know you're you're one hundred percent effort in every single pitch. There's just a lot of variables. Sometimes it depends on the count. Sometimes it depends on whether you can really competing hard. Like i gotta throw this fastball by a guy and that's when i tend to hit my peak velocity tents or to your to lose or you had a really rough week and you eat as much as normal or you had a workout. You're kind of tired from it. There's so many variables that could just again. Snip off one percent two percent three percent. And now you're down malls brower so it's important to remember that unless you're week is perfectly consistent week a week which that only becomes normal when i think he gets a college and pro ball or guys are very consistent but either even then there's inconsistencies like in the minor leagues geyser on a fourteen bust fourteen hour bus rides from one town to the next one week and the next week their home for a whole week. So they're sleep is going to be significantly different one week than the next there. Eating house are going gonna be different one week to the next. And they still are very consistent with their their on the field routine and in general the things that they do but they can't control those variables again like long bus rides. You know access to weightlifting equipment. Something down the road the food that they get when they're on the road versus at home all that stuff so it's just important. Remember any of those little variables waltz again. Snip off a mph or two. And that's gonna make a big difference and when you're younger and i've seen this over and over and over young kids don't know how to throw the same exact ephron every single pitch so if you're fourteen yeah your son is not going to throw it exactly ninety nine percent every single pitch. He's gonna throw. He's going to ease off someone. He's afraid he's gonna ease off someone. He's a behind the count. There's gonna be a lot of situations mentally that affect the output of velocity so again the takeaway here is when you hit her a new a new peak number which is great as exciting especially the big ten ten mph mind milestones like seventy eighty ninety hundred course no one listening to this is at one hundred but you know when you hit those new milestones. It's not that you're going to throw every pitch there. It's not that you're not gonna throw even many pitches. You might not even touch that number. The next time out which. I'm sure is disappointing. But it's realistic. The reality is that your your average has just shifted up a little higher. So if you're throwing seventy eight to eighty two and now you hit an eighty-three there's to gonna be more seventy nine. Eighty one eighty twos now and still a couple lady threes. But everything's just gonna shift up your range a little bit and it's not going to be the case that your nagas are pumping tons and tons of eighty-three doesn't take time as well so just remember. The rain is kind of like a bell curve. So you're not gonna throw too many the bottom of your range. You're not gonna throw that many at the top of your range either. So you know how many pitches at one hundred five has chapman thrown his whole life. Not that many right And for a pitcher that peaks at one hundred he might throw you know if he throws a thousand pages in season he might throw fifty at one hundred because that's his absolute peak and he might only throw fifty pitches at ninety seven if that's his seat that's his basement anymore. Might throw nine hundred pages at ninety eight or ninety nine spread between the two and again. That's how the velocity range works so that's just a really important that think thing. I think that most people don't understand that they really need to to buy into because especially for parents. You don't wanna put extra pressure on your kids expecting them. Now reach this new number every time out and players. You don't wanna do that to yourself. either it's just exhausting and demoralizing celebrate in new velocity peaks. But don't expect yourself to hit that new number every time out all right topic number two today. Let's talk about off season weekly throwing now once. You're starting to get more ramped up for the season. Which is sort of the what i'll talk about today. This is your overall weekly outlook number. One you'll throw to bullpens a week. Typically with probably three or four days in between you'll have one to two off days you'll have to catch days and then one leg long toss or velocity day depending on your situation so if you live in minneapolis. It's probably going to be just like an indoor sort of throw into a net day like in a batting on indoor facility and if you're in a warm climate place you might be to go out there and actually long toss stretch it out whatever you wanna do or you could still do the the throw into a net sort of velocity pitching drills kinda day and that sort of what i call them Back in my academy. You know it wasn't necessarily way to balls because we really didn't do to ball training for the last five years mike adamy. I'd just shifted away from it but we would do is just a series of drills that were personalized for each kid they would do some running crops they would do some full speed pitching into a net and just working on fixing their mechanics and also just getting their arm some higher speed work that wasn't necessarily bullpen because when you're in a bullpen the goal is to throw strikes throw the ball where you want it and mix all your pitches all that stuff and on that velocity sorta day it was more like let's work on your mechanics at a higher speed and getting comfortable with some of those things and officers also just getting your arms conditioning and some comfort at higher speeds so of course the other the other two days here are important or two types of days. That's off days number one so you should throw when you're starting to get in shape and i'm not covering the whole scope of offseason training right now. I'm really covering when you're starting to get in shape. This is more like january february and eurydice throwing off the mound. So that assumes you've probably done at least eight weeks of ramping up throwing prior to that but wanted to off days so if you wanna thirty six days a week that's fine you through five days a week. That's also fine but again to bullpens to catch days one long velocity today and then if you added a six today because i only counts for five then you'd probably add another catch day in there and a catch day is going to be working on spinning. All your different pitches work on your mechanics. But you're at a low intensity. This is like fifty to seventy percent effort so catch as nita catch in. A big problem with young pitches various. This is even into college. And pro pitchers to is they become very insecure about their velocity and so every time they throw a ball they want to reprove themselves that they still throw hard. And that's not a good thing like your body does need and you need the throttle up and throttle down and some days of the week. You just need to not go hard but do throw a baseball bunch and and so spinning all your off speed stuff is important working at your mechanics to a flat around the end. Which is your your partner gets down and you throw kneecap the kneecap on both sides all that sort of stuff. So in the in the scope of our a. I've got eight weeks throwing in. I'm sort of built up. I'm ready off the mound. We've looked forward. Eight weeks left for the season to bullpens monday thursday or monday friday. You know an off day in between a catch day in between and then maybe one of those philosophy days in between or after the second bullpen jr de gonna depend on how you feel and how you want to do it. But that's the overall scope of of throwing when you're in mound phase of your offseason planning. You should not be throwing three bullpens a week. And if you really wanna be ready for the season two will less than two bullpen. So one bullpen zero bullpens. None of either. So you do need transition. But i don't think there's really room for three bullpens a week If you wanted to do one really low really low effort and cut out the long haul serve velocity today so be it. That's fine as long as the. The effort is actually lower. A lot of a lot of young pitchers don't have a good Have have a good meter where they're not good at metering their velocity and actually throwing slower zan's s. You have the know yourself. So if you can't throw less than ninety percent off the mound then you can't do that third bullpen day so she'll be to bullpen days at ninety to one hundred percent effort and then that third one. If you want to throw off the mount a third time at you just really have to control yourself and go fifty percent sixty percent and that's about it to make a mere one of your catch days so hopefully that helps view any questions. I have free thrown program on youtube and on my website. You can always check those out or you can leave a comment below or shoot me an email bar last topic for today. Should you play angry. should you play. Com- should you be pumped up. Should you be you know really going through your mental checklist. Your your playbook so this is going to be highly personal on a hate answering questions where lagoda always depends because everything depends right but one of the interesting things about my other new endeavors. I have another podcast. Called the walkup song linked to below. It's a spotify only playlist where we have guests on and they share sort of like the songs of their journey and the songs that they would walk up to and some the songs they get their mind right for a game and it's been really interesting actually having even not even that many guests on this far just talking about you know what each player is looking for in their mindset like some players know that they're pretty Pretty amped up people already and they're walkup song. They're trying to calm themselves down. So maybe it's like some anorak airs and we really mellow because they wanna knock it to amped up because they know they played their best when they're just a little bit more chill relaxed and and focus that way whereas other players. And i'd probably fall into this category. Who are kind of relaxed and contemplative in little more chill sometimes want to be a little more pumped up and so they hear this like you know bass heavy song or this like hard rock or whatever and really just gets a little more jacked up ready to fight sort of thing so it is highly dependent. I think it takes a lot of self awareness and the best players are usually very self aware. Even if some of them aren't like huge deep thinkers self-awareness is pretty Pretty comments all good ballplayers and i think figuring out what minds that you want to cultivate is really important and there's no clear way to do it like i can't tell you what you should do but what you should do is listen. Different types of music You know kinda think about what kind of player you are. you know. Think about how you felt when you had some of your best games where you all jacked up rate a fighter by on the field and that makes you really really good like you're more aggressive or less. Fearful you're more confident. Because you're sort of like puff on your chest out and ready to go. You know maybe that works for you and that's completely okay. Or maybe that's a little bit how you are naturally in. You need some kind like even you out a little bit. It just depends. But i think it's a good question to have a little good conversation to have with yourself because you won't know this until you start to tinker a little bit and you know experiment with your pre-game music or whatever it is that you do in the pre-game part of your day to sort of get your mind. Right and be ready to compete. So you know there's more mental training stuff and mindset. Talk out there on the internet than ever because people are recognizing how important it is but there's also a lot of noise and there's a lot of junk advice and dislike people repackaging the same advice and just like different terms and trying to tweet out something that's the same but new every day but really what it comes down to his knowing yourself comes on the knowing yourself and to know yourself you have to start to get to know yourself and take some time in think about who you are as a player and what fuels you and when you play well and when you don't play well a lot of players don't really take the time to sit down and think about that and i had a lot of conversations with players over the years where i ask them like. How do you get outs as a pitcher blank stare. What kinda hitter are you blank stare. You know what kind of player you when your best blank stare you know. Just like general questions You're not going to answer sued if you never thought about it even though you could probably like an i basically sort of like coaxing players while you do this right you do this rate you do this right and then like oh yeah i am kind of like a scrappy. You no longer. Bats hit the ball the other way like they kind of know who they are. They just sometimes need to be shown it but they also need. I think to spend more time sitting with it to try to get into that Again that self awareness. Where then they can say. Okay on a player i am then. Maybe there should be my pre-game process. So that i can cultivate this type of mindset nari so hopefully that helps minds that's really important and knowing who you are as a player is equally important. That's it for today's episode of deer. Baseball god's i greatly appreciate it if you'd subscribe to the show on. I tunes spotify youtube or wherever you listen to podcasts. Don't forget in the notes of this show you'll find links to my pitching manual pitching his complicated. My memoir dear baseball god's my online video pitching courses and my new baseball strength. Training program called early work. You can sign up right now for a free fourteen day. Trial too early work. And if you're interested in one of my online courses you can save twenty percent on any one of them using the promo code baseball. God's thanks again for listening and stay on your hustle. You never know who's watching.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Up First

14:55 min | 8 months ago

Thursday, August 27, 2020

"On. Came Laura made landfall early this morning we're talking about unsurvivable storm surge hurricane slammed into Louisiana as a category four storm with over one hundred mph winds. I'm Steve inskeep with Rachel Martin and this is up I from NPR news. Protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake continue in Kenosha Wisconsin the president says he'll send federal law enforcement and the national guard and a seventeen year old is in custody charged with killing two protesters. And Vice President Mike Pence made his case for president trump at the convention last night like other speakers who tried to recast Joe Biden's political record as a moderate. Democrat. Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse. The radical left stay with us. We've got the news you need to start, your day. support for NPR, in the following message. Come from. American Express. Their proud to support small business owners through this unprecedented time and whatever comes next to help your small business. GET BACK TO BUSINESS VISIT STAND FOR SMALL DOT com slash partner. That's the powerful backing American Express. A. Lot of people on the Texas Louisiana. Coast are waking up this morning to devastation caused by Hurricane Laura made landfall early this morning you're going to hear the word unsurvivable. To describe the storm surge that we are expecting John Bel Edwards is governor of Louisiana where Laura has now come ashore. It is the storm surge more than the one hundred, twenty mile per hour winds that forced people to flee at least half a million were told to evacuate. And John Burnett joins us now on the line from Beaumont Texas where he's covering all this. Hey John how's it going where you are mourning? Rachel will actually this storm is hustling ride along. I've been listening to the powering winds and watching the sheets of rain coming in horizontally and it's really starting to let up now quite a bit Of course, we're over on the west side of the Sabine River which separates Louisiana Texas, and so we didn't get hit near as hard as. As Louisiana side did we did lose power about an hour ago so let's talk about what Steve referenced. I mean about a half a million people evacuated ahead of the storm. There are many though who did not leave right? They chose to write it out what are they facing in this moment? Well you know there's that's always happens. I mean you know people they've got their pets and they've got their property and they've got their guns and so they just stay put and I met quite a few yesterday and so You know the question is You know we saw our report there were one hundred and fifty that stayed in that little coastal town of Cameron. Louisiana? That's I I just can't imagine. the governor said it was unsurvivable I'm I'm not sure there's a town there anymore it's probably become part of the Gulf of Mexico when they're talking about a twenty storm surge I've been to cameron before ages ago I did a story on some Cajun alligator hunters down there and it's a it's laced with oilfield canals and it will become part of the Gulf and so I'm I'm very worried about the people down there. So when you think about the how far the storm surge could reach I mean what are the other communities? That are in the path of that we don't really know yet. No one has been out. So you know we heard the storm surge could go thirty forty miles inland. It's definitely we didn't get much water here in Beaumont thankfully that I'm aware of, but we don't know yet about Lake Charles which you know by its name, there's caucus she lake and it you know the storm water could have surged into the leg. I. Just don't know yet what the the word is there, and you know how far all this storm water. Traveled North Right now? No doubt I mean, it's it's going to be a difficult morning when a lot of people wake up and realize that the devastation around them John, we appreciate you in your reporting stay safe there. NPR's Jane Reporting on Hurricane Laura from Beaumont Texas thanks John. You're welcome. Right, protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake continued for a fourth straight night in Kenosha. Wisconsin people marched in defiance of an emergency curfew that is in place until Sunday. There are now multiple investigations here. Local authorities are examining the police shooting of Jacob Blake who is still alive but in very serious condition, we now know the officer involved was a seven year veteran of the force and the name we've been given as rust chef ski the F.. B.. I.. has launched a civil rights investigation here, and then there is the investigation of the aftermath police arrested a seventeen year old who allegedly shot three protesters and killed two. We're joined by David Schaper who has been covering this David Good Morning. What can you tell us about what transpired last night? Good. Morning Rachel well, it was overall pretty peaceful night the authorities moved. Up, the time of that curfew to seven PM threatened mass arrests but many protesters ignored the curfew anyway and we're still out in about. Shortly after seven armored sheriff's police vehicle moved into this park outside of the courthouse here where most of the protests have been taking place and the protesters marched towards that armored vehicle and there was a brief verbal standoff. Ultimately, people did step away and avery her one officer who was not on that loudspeaker say to the protesters. Thank you. But this is still a city that is really on edge the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday lead long simmering anger and frustration over racial inequalities to boil over. But now this shooting of the protesters Tuesday night by seventeen year old allegedly who had been seen with a group of armed white men. who called themselves a local militia that seems to have really changed the tone here in some worry, it could further inflame racial tensions. So. What do we know about that? Suspect the young man who has been arrested for allegedly shooting the score testers he's charged as an adult seventeen year old Kyle Rittenhouse. He was arrested in his home in nearby Antioch Illinois yesterday and he their smartphone videos out there from the scene that show someone who looks an awful awful lot like Rittenhouse as the apparent shooter he seemed carrying a some automatic rifle and talking on a cell phone saying I just killed somebody that same person is. Seen in videos, shooting the others out social media for Rittenhouse shows fervent support for police had blue lives matter earlier in his teens you participate in Public Safety Cadet Program in Chicago's far northern suburbs his social media profiles showman a police like uniform and he's shown in videos that were shot earlier in the day. Tuesday holding that semiautomatic weapon and saying he's part of this local militia that's out to protect businesses from what the group said on its facebook page was were evil thoughts. So, let's focus on Jacob Blake. This is the man who is now paralyzed after being shot seven times by police. This is what demonstrators are protesting right now in Kenosha, what are the developments in the investigation into that shooting? Will last night the Wisconsin Attorney. General Josh Call identified the officer who shot Jacob Blake as rust in. He's been on the KENOSHA POLICE FORCE AS Steve mentioned earlier for seven years. He was responding with other officers to a domestic call and they tried to arrest Blake. Say why he was trying to be there being arrested I tried to use a Taser on him, but failed to subdue him as Blake walked around the vehicle opening the driver's side door and reaching down call says that Shatskikh tried to pull blake backed by his shirt and then fired several times into his back investigators did recover a knife on the scene, but it's not clear if officers knew there is a there. So there's been all kinds of reaction to Jacob Lakes shooting, not just in Kenosha but. throughout the the sports world actually WE'RE GONNA play some tape from the Milwaukee Bucks their players gave a statement following their decision to boycott their playoff game. Last night, we're calling for justice for Jacob, Blake, and demand often be held accountable for this to occur. It is imperative for the Wisconsin State legislator to reconvene after months of inaction and take meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability brutality in criminal justice reform. So David, I, mean, this isn't the only team that's that's speaking up in this moment, right? Well it's. It's not. You know the bucks play just up the road here from here in Milwaukee in one of their players Sterling Brown who is one of those reading that statement was actually beaten in taste by Milwaukee police officers two years ago after he parked improperly at Walgreens So that's kind of motivated them to get involved here, and the rest of the NBA has dow followed suit post polling, all of Wednesday night's playoff games. Players met Wednesday to discuss whether or not to cancel the playoffs altogether, which would be a huge problem for the NBA season they're scheduled to go into October Then the WNBA followed suit here in Milwaukee, the brewers called off their games they're baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds two other baseball games were canceled or postponed and. The in the games that were played, some individual players sat out and others took a knee during the national anthem. So quite a widespread reaction throughout the world of sports. Right NPR's David. Schaper on this story. Thank you, David. We appreciate it. Thanks for having me. All right night three of the Republican convention and the message again was about law and order in an election that has been seen as a referendum on the President Vice President Pence last night frame the choice last week Joe Biden said democracies on the ballot. and. The truth is our economic recovery is on the ballot. Law and order on the ballot. The vice president's speech at the Republican convention came against a backdrop of multiple crises the pandemic the recession and renewed protests over police brutality not to mention a major hurricane. And here, here's correspondent Hammer Keith is with this morning. Hi Tam Good Morning. So tonight, we hear from President Trump, he'll give his address formally accepting the nomination what did his vice president due to set the stage for him last night? Well so far the dynamics of the race have been guided by what people think about President trump and they wanna make this more about former vice president Joe Biden. So pence called him a Trojan horse of the radical left that something you've heard a lot in this convention saying that quote you won't be safe in Joe Biden's America. Then saying president trump stands for law and order. You know these are attacks we've seen on Biden frequently and they haven't gained traction but this is the biggest stage yet for that kind of message pens also delivered align that sums up the campaigns pitch for trump's second term he said make America great again again, because of the strong foundation that president trump poured in our first three years. We've already gained back nine point three, million jobs in the last three months alone. And we're not just opening up America again. We're opening up America's schools and even though there have been those job gains, the unemployment rate is still over ten percent and as for those school reopenings, it has not gone without a hitch and and many schools are opening all virtual right. So Steve mentioned this I mean they're obviously all these crises happening at the same time that the convention is how is happening? Among them the the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin and the ensuing demonstrations. Also, this hurricane there was approaching the Gulf coast last night depends talk about either of those two issues. Yeah. He added those items to his remarks. He said that the administration is engaged and ready to coordinate a response to Hurricane Laura on the protests he he focused on law and order he said the violence must stop and he also criticized by don for saying that they're systemic racism in America and I think that this is something that we might hear more from president trump. So tonight, he gives his speech what looking for from. President, trump. There have been a lot of messages this week trying to soften the president's image showing him as carrying and not that bombastic tweeter that we've all seen for the last three and a half years a lot of speakers last night we're saying things about how he's really nice in private One thing to look for tonight is what will he present? Will present himself as bombastic or will he present himself with that softer side image? 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Matt Hancock doesn't know how many of his staff are WFH; & inside Louisiana as Hurricane Laura hits

The Leader

13:35 min | 8 months ago

Matt Hancock doesn't know how many of his staff are WFH; & inside Louisiana as Hurricane Laura hits

"Hadlow it's David here. If you're returning to the leader, maybe you should subscribe that way. You never miss out on our news interviews and analysis every day at four PM and it would be great. If he could tell others about is the HASHTAG leader podcast on social media now from the evening. Standard. In London this is the leader. Hi. I'm David. Malls. Matt Hancock doesn't know how many of his own staff are working from home and it shown a spotlight on the role, the awkward and embarrassing sort of secret that in Whitehall only about one in seven desks contain the usual occupant our political editor Joe Murphy says the hell salaries in mission is undermining government efforts to get people back to the office and. Half a million people fleeing Louisiana and Texas has hurricane lura touches ground. We speak to Jeff Paloma from Louisiana. Radio, network. Taken from the Evening Standard's editorial column, this is the leader for the whole thing pick up the newspaper I had to stand doco UK slash comet in a moment, the health secretary's homeworking admission. Health sacrament hancocks under fire after admitting, he doesn't know how many of his own staff working in the office the cabinet minister suggested it doesn't master civil servants walked from home and stay away from central London. He was speaking to asthma on times radio's breakfast show. What is the percentage in your department? Do you know? What would you like it to be? I have absolutely no idea what I care about is how effectively people were and obviously people can should come back to the office if that is the If. That is what they need to do their job. But our editorial column says there's more at stake than that. Matt hancocks admission is hardly sending the right message about the need for workers to return. Indeed seems that much of Whitehall is largely failing to heed the prime minister's plea to the nation's workers to go back to their workplaces reports today suggest, for example, that only a tenth of the officials at some of the most senior government departments are at their desks and the picture seems to be little different at others that's hardly showing lead at a time when getting people back in their offices and reviving city centers is so vital. UPLOADING ladder Joe Murphy's here. What's been the reaction at Westminster to Matt hancocks comments in fact, David, there's been something of a deafening silence from number ten where the prime minister. Obviously has been urging people to get back to work. But he's not commenting on what Hancock said. The biggest reaction is coming from Tory MP's who are concerned that city centers all across the country, but especially, the big London powerhouses like ghost towns. So we've had the former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers telling us the really the government ought to be leading by example and getting its own stuff back to their desks. And Sir Charles Walker who is the vice chair of the infamous in gray suits? The nine hundred, twenty, two committee he says, he wants ministers to get a grip on Whitehall a make the point that getting people back to their desks is vital because that is what will get the economy moving again and spread the wealth that people can earn around two more people an and generate more wealth eight does feel a bit like the government once again muddling its messaging Julie Luna virus. Pandemic. Because if you've got the health secretary saying, he doesn't care how many people are in the office along as they get the job done. Message. Is that sending to bosses who are trying to get people to go into the office? Exactly. As N., p. said to me this is confusing the message and it showed a spotlight on the rather awkward and embarrassing sort of secret that in Whitehall only about. Warning seven desks. Contain. The usual occupant bickers, civil servants are working from home and you might say, well, why shouldn't they will? It's just awkward for ministers to preach to everybody else get into London's support the economy while saying to their own stuff does matter where you work now yokels the reason Mr Hancock was doing the meteorology today is because he's been talking about this new payment that's going to be given to people. Lewin comes in need to self isolate and can't work from home in areas with a high incidence of Couva nineteen but the reclaims of that too low. It's just thirteen pounds a day extras. Yes haven't gone down. Awfully well, Labor Council leaders in the areas where it's going to be trial to saying it's a slap a slap in the face for people. Did point out that this is not the income that they ought to live on this thirteen pounds a day bullets extra on top of their usual. Support from the benefits system to try and make it easier for people to stay at home and not go to work spreading the disease. Also gave a a slight hint that this is a trial period, and if it has to be adjusted, it could be. Next. There's always those brave souls outturn. That's Decide to test Mother Nature and see if they can wait it out. John Lewis Jeff Paloma was hurricane Laura rips into the state. Laura hit Louisiana with one hundred and fifty mile per hour winds. This morning the strongest storm seen in the US than a century as it has gone on it's been downgraded from a category four to category two. But the danger of property and life continues it's expected the storm center stay at Hurricane Strength Has it passes through Western Louisiana Well Jeff Palomo who's the news director at Louisiana Reading Network With Festival Jeff. How're you holding up through this? While I'm in Baton Rouge Louisiana, which is about little over two hours west of Lake Charles, which is basically Ground Zero for Hurricane Laura. So Southwest Louisiana, where is where we're seeing? Obviously the most extensive damage had bad is that damaged jeff will kind of pulled to you getting well, there's good news and bad news I. Guess Let's maybe start off with the bad news. The structural damage is quite severe and we had maximum sustained winds of one hundred, fifty miles per hour when the hurricane made landfall around one o'clock. This morning in southwest Louisiana man that's one of the. highest recorded wind speeds for hurricane. When making landfall man, we've seen some category, five hurricanes golf of Mexico but a category four making landfall as quite rare in. A lot of times you see these storms blew a little bit of strength as they approached the coastline, gut? Hurricane Laura was quite different in that it kept gaining strength as it was approaching Louisiana's coastline. So it was a powerful storm Lake. Charles is the biggest city that is right there the parish or where we call them counties. There's about two hundred thousand people that live there that were asked to evacuate. And they had in excess of over one hundred mph winds for at least a couple of hours today. So or early this morning. So I've spoken with someone there at the scene and they tell me the downtown area. Every building has some sort of structural damage. There's casinos there and part of the roof blew off the casino we do have a fatality as well. I would say about thirty five, forty miles north of Lake Charles. In a rural area of Louisiana a tree fell down on a whole killing a fourteen year old girl. I told you. There was good news heading into the storm. The the warnings were very dire. The National Hurricane Center had talked about a storm surge, twenty feet and at water would. Bake it all the way forty miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The storm surge do not get to a twenty feet. It was more like ten twelve feet is the most were here in the governor has said about half of that. So that's good. I mean, there's still going to be some areas that are flooded in low lying areas but I don't think we're going to see the extensive flooding that we were anticipating with the storm but the cleanup from all the structural damage will take weeks if not months to repair did people leave the area ahead of the storm will today decide I'm going to stay through this and see if we can get through this. There's always those brave souls out there that decide to test mother nature. And see if they can wait it out and and yes, there were a few people. But this same part of the State got hit with a massive hurricane fifteen years ago on the heels of Hurricane Katrina and many people in that area remember Hurricane Rita and just out devastating that storm was. So I think a good percentage I think about eighty eighty, five percent of the people and who knows maybe the ninety percents got out of Dodge they got out of there. And that's a good thing because they probably saved their lives. At the biggest concern was the flooding with hurricanes. You know you're GonNa get the wind damage that's common. But will you see the massive flooding that we've seen with some hurricanes because that's one you end up possibly getting stranded and as the National Hurricane Center out. Miami at told us the storm surge we in anticipating was unsurvivable if if if the water came crashing in and came up to your roof, there was no way you. Were going to be able to escape. It looks like we didn't have that to the degree that we were anticipating baby. Some homes were saved that way but still there's a lot of roughs lot of trees to how a lot of damage. But yeah, I think a lot of people here in Louisiana are certainly wary of storms and it's good that they they listened to local officials and decided to evacuate now as I understand it. It's not going away anytime soon and the eye of the storm the center the storm is going to remain a hurricane level as it passes northwest Louisiana all people worried about how it's going to hit those areas too. Yes, certainly, there is a good thing with us as well though the track that it's taking a lot of rural areas, actually some beautiful parts of of our country. Toledo, bend, which is wanted a best fishing lakes into country that the hurricanes going right over that right now. So some very rural areas we're not looking at heavily populated areas the next city that's really heavily populated as Shreveport, and they're not accustomed to getting hurricane force winds in their neck of the woods. So, they're about ready to get what looks to be a category one storm to hit them Oh probably in the next couple of hours already starting to feel a facts of it. But. So yeah, we're we're looking at some damage a think in Louisiana time I looked over three hundred, thousand people without power and again to me, that's always wanted the biggest stories with the hurricanes is that you know the TV guys always loved getting coverage of being there on the coast one hurricane comes in and that's fun and all, and it's it's Interesting to watch but? How. Society reacts. To. Not Having power. Not, having Internet not having air conditioning in ninety degree heat that to me is only as the real story of a hurricane and there's GonNa, be a lot of people that are going to be battling at for the rest of this week and into next week and you know into September is well, historically for Louisiana. It always seems like the last week of August is what we get our. Major Hurricane, and again, that has happened the fifteenth year anniversary Bert can't Katrina is this weekend and usually we can never really do any kind of anniversary or a memorial type things because we're preparing for a hurricane or recovering from hurricane. It's interesting that if we're going to get a big storm during hurricane season, it's GonNa come the last week of August and that's what happened again here this time. and. That's you can keep up with all the latest developments with the Evening Standard Live blog, which will find it standard Doco UK, and we also have morning briefings available at seven am three or smart speaker just as the news from the Evening Standard This podcast is back tomorrow at four PM.

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Full Episode: Thursday, August 13, 2020

World News Tonight with David Muir

19:05 min | 8 months ago

Full Episode: Thursday, August 13, 2020

"Tonight. Breaking News as we come on the air, the wildfires exploding out of control thousands of structures threaten as the lake fire multiplies in size dramatic images of fire NATO hundreds of firefighters trying to beat back the flames on the ground and from the sky in Los Angeles county changing their tactics because of covid nineteen nearby residents evacuated a new crisis in the middle of a pandemic. Also, tonight, the Biden Harris ticket asking the nation's governors to mandate mask wearing for the next three months to beat Kobe nineteen. That's just. One issue play out as America remained stressed over children returning to the classroom would Dr Anthony Fauci said about temperature checks in schools and the funding fight some schools are facing if they don't open the clash of the campaigns as the race for twenty twenty hits, a new gear and the stunning admission from President Trump. Now saying he doesn't want to boost post office funding to expand voting by mail and attacks on Biden's new running mate Kamala Harris trump calling her a quote mad woman, the Canine unit outrage on the ground. Shocking video of dog budding a suspect even after he had his hands up tonight what that man is sane and the action the Police Department has now taken Baltimore blast the new images from that deadly explosion that level three homes two people are dead and still no word on what triggered the blacks. Also tonight, the severe weather threat flash flood watches in the northeast and heroes instinct. The incredible rescue on the train tracks, in California, a man in a wheelchair stuck on the tracks and the officer risking it all to save his life what she told us about that split-second decision. This is ABC. News tonight with David Muir. And good evening. Thanks for joining us on a busy Thursday night. I'm Tom Yomas in for David several major stories. We're following tonight, and we begin with that wildfire raging out of control north of Los Angeles, threatening homes, forcing evacuations, all of it playing out in the middle of this pandemic, the lake fire. Roaring to life yesterday afternoon within our scorching thousands of acres spawning this fire NATO some structures already lost firefighters battling to save the rest the fire still zero percent contained at this hour cruiser battling the flames a looming heatwave also carrying protection against the virus, and now a new brushfire has just broken out east of La ABC's we'll car leads us off tonight from the frontline. Like the lake buyer is threaten communities north of Los Angeles the virus out of Control after exploding Wednesday spoke cloud that this has created is absolutely enormous going from spark to more than ten thousand acres in less than three hours. On vk firefighters are on the front lines battling steep terrain to save communities racing to get out Randy Miller grabbed his cats in left but got in the car. It was so hot from the flames being around me. I thought that was gonNA blow tires. Miller's home is okay. But Kenny Reynolds is not as fortunate. It looked like fire department is trying to do some home protection, but it did not look it did not have chances to the neighbor's house was already engulfed when I laugh. ELLICOTT sweeping in making crucial time water drums or station KABC capturing his firewall hillside a tornado of flames the fire spreading in a rural part of La County that hasn't seen by our activities. Since the late sixties I was apprised this morning that we did lose several structures. Firefighters now forced to battle extreme fires will also dealing with the cove in nineteen pandemic including the Orange County fire authority while preparing for a bad fire season fire chief Brian Thinnest, telling me cruiser now required to carry three days worth p into the field. When they get to a gap there being handed food is no more child line. We don't sleep and sweeping trailer. It's a whole list of behaviors that have to change if we're going to keep our firefighters helping so far this year more than forty of his firefighters have contracted cove in nineteen. The virus taking a toll on those first responders will car joins us now from an absolute hell escape there in Lake Hughes California now will we know the fire officials are really concerned about the conditions the days ahead? A dry Tom we're seeing lot of this devastation for the first time I can tell you it is hot out today and it's going to be more than one hundred through the weekend that is bad news for firefighters across the state as they tried to get containment on this fire tonight top, we'll car starting us off tonight will thank you now to the coronavirus pandemic and the battle over wearing masks presidential candidate Joe Biden. Calling on governors nationwide to mandate the wearing of masks as the virus has claimed more than one, hundred, sixty, six, thousand lives and the nation grapples with sending children back to school tonight Dr Anthony Fauci saying those temperature checks you see here aren't completely reliable the American Academy of Pediatrics Saint All children over the age of two should wear face coverings in group settings. ABC's Victor Oquendo with the decisions, parents and schools are now facing. Across the country growing calls for schools to open their classrooms today, Tampa area schools forced by the state to do just that or risk losing more than two hundred, million dollars in funding but for some schools that have already reopened swift setbacks. Twenty four, hundred students and staff or quarantined across at least six states half in Cherokee County Georgia after dozens tested positive for the virus students encouraged but not required to wear masks. I definitely say, give this a shot I think there is a way to do this in person but some parents keeping their kids online. It's just a little scary right now, they're not mandating masks which I. Think is a huge. Thing. That can stop spread of the virus as children go back to school and childcare settings. The American Academy of Pediatrics today's recommending. Older than to wear masks saying cloth face coverings should be part of their new normal just like wearing seatbelts and bike helmets. Today Georgia's governor promising new action after withdrawing his lawsuit against the city of Atlanta which had its own mask mandate the president again today pushing for schools to reopen. We don't want the schools shutdown, we want the schools to open and. Especially, very young children. Hanley, children all children, but especially, very young children handle it very well but Dr Anthony Fauci says to reopen schools communities need to keep infection rates under ten percent, and as for those temperature checks, he says, they're not a reliable screening tool especially on a hot summer day it is much much better to just question people when they come in and save the time. Because the temperatures are notoriously inaccurate, many times for students learning online school districts no scrambling to get kids computers they need enough this is an emergency this crisis we don't have time for it. These children need to be educated and they need a device to get it done is laptop some parents worry align school just won't work. They're not engaged anymore there. It's very, very difficult when they're that young Cyrano here in Hollywood, Florida feels stuck I don't have the luxury of not going into work My husband doesn't have the luxury of not going into work. So many Americans just trying to keep their families safe the virus infecting each member of the gibbons family in Minnesota, their four year old had no symptoms but their newborn was hospitalized for days. You tested positive for bed and I was an absolute shock anytime that it's your child is just it's heartbreaking. Hard to see those images there, victor joins us now from Miami Beach, and Victor We got an update today on the race for a vaccine operation warp speed. Today the director of the national. Institutes of Health said that it would be a miracle if one of the vaccines in phase three trials were to demonstrate ineffective vaccine by the beginning of October. But some encouraging news here we're still on track to have a readily available vaccine are the beginning of next year Tom, victor? Oquendo with that update on the Vaccine Victor Thank. You now to president trumps bold admission that he wants to block new funding for the US post office to help with expanded mail in voting during the pandemic Joe Biden saying the president is trying. To discredit the election and the stance, the button. Harris ticket taking on the corona virus there call for everyone to wear a mask. Here's ABC's Mary Bruce President Trump. Today bluntly admitted he wants to block billions of dollars from the post office to try and prevent Democrats from expanding mail in voting during the pandemic, they need that money in order to have the post office work. So it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots. Now, if we don't make a deal that means they don't get the money that means they can't have universal mail in voting. Just can't have it trump acknowledged that without the money the postal service will not be equipped to handle the expected surge in mail in voting he is claimed without evidence that mail in voting leads to widespread voter fraud but he's also admitted he thinks expanding mail in voting will hurt Republicans House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today accused trump of putting his own political interests ahead of voters health the president is afraid of the American people. He's been afraid for a while he knows that on the legit, it'd be hard for him to win. So he wants to put obstacles of Participation Joe. Biden's campaign says the president is sabotaging the postal service. Let's go. Let's go. Biden on his first day out with his new running mate putting the pandemic centerstage casting themselves as the team that can tackle this virus. The vice president has the. Beginning of this pandemic, it should be the health professionals. That are leading policy in our country to address this. Condemning Biden is now calling on all governors to impose an immediate mask mandate every single American. Should be wearing a mask when they're outside. For the next three months at a minimum. EVERY, GOVERNOR SHOULD MANDATE Every governor should mandate. Mandatory mask wearing he says, it would save thousands of lives and is just the right thing to do this. America. Be a patriot. Protect, your fellow citizens. Protect your fellow citizens step up. Do the right thing. Late today, the president responding Biden's approach is regressive it anti-scientific and It's very defeatist. But it'd be very bad for our country. Well. Joe. Biden has been playing politics from the sidelines. He has no clue. All Right Mary Bruce Joins US now from Washington and Mary the President himself has voted by mail and today even some top Republicans saying the post office needs that money. Tom Susan Collins of vulnerable. Republican. Says she disagree strongly with trump on this issue and tonight the president's position is a bit unclear. He seemed to suggest to reporters just now that he would be willing to negotiate fun the Postal Service but just at a lower amount. Tom, Mary thank you now to that historic agreement in the Middle East Israel and the saying they will normalize relations and Israel agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the. West Bank president trump made the announcement, both sides, crediting him with bringing them together the UAE on the path to becoming only the third Arab nation with formal ties to Israel. But some differences have already emerged. Here's ABC's Terry Moran Sitting at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office President Trump himself announced the historic peace agreement after forty nine years Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors and. Begin cooperation across the board the preliminary deal mark. Only the third time in history and Arab nation has agreed in principle to establish normal relations with Israel after Egypt and Jordan and a potential breakthrough for a region. Long mired in war ruin terror and diplomatic stalemate who is a significant step towards building a more peaceful secure and prosperous Middle East Israel on the Mediterranean Sea in the UAE on the Persian Gulf key American allies who've been secretly cooperating. For years against a common foe Iran under the deal announced today, the two countries will work to open embassies, build economic ties and cooperate on a corona virus vaccine and Israel will suspend declaring sovereignty over land. It occupies long claimed by Palestinians for a future state. Israeli. Prime, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, thanking trump, and predicting. This is just the start of a new. Middle East I believe there's a good chance. We soon see more Arab countries joining this expanding. Circle of peace. But among Palestinians shock etta sense of betrayal to. Want to force us to have a peace process between us and the Israelis, through the Emirates, we reject this conspiracy completely this man sense ready. Today's deal is preliminary. There's still work to be done to make those pledges. Momentum is they're all leaders sing that they expect other Arab countries to follow suit all eyes on Saudi Arabia the most powerful nation in that region that common foe Iran and president trump's disruptive diplomacy mean it is a new day in the Middle East. Terry Moran Press Tonight Terry Thank you for that. Event, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar California this happened Wednesday evening the remains of seven marines a navy sailor recovered after the assault fibia vehicle sank during an exercise was escorted on a C. Seventeen aircraft bound for Dover Air Force Base in Delaware where they will be released to their families. The cause of July thirtieth incident is under investigation. Now to Salt Lake City where the police department has suspended its Canine Program after the release of bodycam video showing a Police. Dog appearing to repeatedly by a black man who is kneeling with his hands up the man has had multiple surgeries to repair the damage and he's now planning to sue the department claiming the use of force was unnecessary and happened because he's black ABC's Adrian banker with the video and a warning it is difficult to watch tonight that just released police body cam video of an incident. Last April showing police officers commanding canine to subdue a man already on his knees crowded. Jeffrey Ryan's approach officers in his backyard Neal's and raises his hands. But as police commanded him to get all the way down, they released their Canine Toco giving him the hit order to Bite Ryan's. Sweat. Police responded to the home because of a complaint of domestic violence. Doing very back teams. Ryan's attorney claims that this was a case of racial bias. At all the other factors and then one factor that's left. Is is race and The police reacted to the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave and their canine unit has been suspended. The police department says they followed procedure. We're GONNA exercise extra precautions whenever we go to a call domestic violence and the attorney has filed a notice of claim in this incident citing excessive force city as sixty days to spine police are conducting an internal investigation. Tom Adrian bankrupt I Adrian. Thank you and one more note on the economy and jobs the numbers. Now moving in the right direction nine, hundred, sixty, thousand workers filed new unemployment claims last week that number falling below one million for the first time since mid-march. But still far above the worst week of the great recession fifteen point five, million Americans are still collecting benefits. And when we come back to new images, tonight of that massive Baltimore blast three homes destroyed two dead and tonight the mystery behind what caused this blast and the split-second decision on the train tracks that saved a life with that heroic officer. told us about the moment stay with us. Back now with new video capturing the moment three, Baltimore, row homes exploded on Monday two people were killed in the blast and seven were injured but pulled from the debris one victim who remains in critical condition the investigation is ongoing. The Gas Company said today they found no signs of a gas leak in the area to the index. Now, in a Florida man under arrest allegedly foul with more than two dozen explosives Gregory Hayes turned himself in as police investigated a call about an explosion in Boynton beach several other devices reportedly discovered some containing screws and metal pellets mixed with. Explosives Hayes. Allegedly told police he's been making homemade bombs for years and did not intend to harm anyone and there flash flood watches in effect again tonight here in the northeast take a look at the map a lot of thunderstorms in the region tonight and tomorrow DC and Philly could be hard hit and in the mid West more cleanup after that directional strike still more than a quarter million without power in Illinois, and Iowa and concerns about the Cornyn sway crops after those one hundred mph winds, and you may be able to catch that summer blockbuster in theaters after all. The. Nation's largest movie theater chain says, one hundred theaters will reopen on August twentieth after closing for Kovin tickets that first day get this will cost fifteen cents. They hope two thirds of their locations will be opened by September they plan to show some new movies in addition to some big screen classics. Finally, Tonight fifteen seconds. That's all it took for a hero to see act and save a life tonight the video and the police officer. That's America strong. This is the moment officer errors. Police Department in California spots a man on a wheelchair appearing to be stuck on the train tracks as a train was fast approaching. Checks. As the crossing arms come down officer. Jumped into action? Train horn-blaring getting louder and louder. Just seconds to save this man's life. Officer hauling demand from the chair, pulling them off the tracks with train bailing past them flushing the wheelchair. Just to get them up, strat him off the track track. The train did hit that sixty-six-year-old man but tonight he's alive. Officer you rea- a fourteen year veteran of the force and a single mom. For to someone need help or we go out there and help them. There's no one. In the department that all. A real hero. For watching Thomas I'll see you right back here tomorrow night. Stay safe.

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Full Episode: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

World News Tonight with David Muir

21:26 min | 1 year ago

Full Episode: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today indeed dot com slash tonight that's indeed dot com slash tonight chilling new reporting the airline worker who allegedly tried to sabotage a passenger jet set to take off from the US and the maintenance worker accused of trying to tamper with the flight moments before takeoff prosecutors now saying tonight alleged videos of Isis killings on his phone and word of a brother in Isis topical storm slamming Texas the Gulf right now up to two feet of rain possible in some places driver's car submerged dangerous winds planes upside down and the hurricane still churning the Atlantic now three and tonight several several other tropical threats Ginger Zee tracking them all president trump tonight ordering new sanctions on Iran his secretary of state now calling the massive attack oil facilities a quote after war the new warning the deadly mosquito virus triple e. linked to more deaths from Michigan to Massachusetts and the rare warning to parents in some communities to keep their children indoors at night until the first frost authorities say the little girl possibly stolen in broad daylight alighted public park police believe a man led her to a Red Vam feud with California tonight president trump telling that state it cannot set its own emission standards the governor fuming at ready to fight tonight. ABC News obtaining video authorities say drunk pilot who turns around security accused accused of throwing a bottle of vodka out in the bathroom before boarding the flight and then stopped right before takeoff this is ABC news tonight with David Muir visiting. It's great to have you with us here at A. Wednesday night. We have a lot to get to and we begin tonight with chilling new reporting here the maintenance worker accused of trying to sabotage Asia passenger jet right before takeoff in Miami and tonight prosecutors now say that worker had videos of Isis killings on his phone that new evidence presented at a hearing just us today involving the American Airlines worker at the Miami Airport. The man reportedly said he disabled a sensor on the plane because he wanted more overtime that it was a labor dispute but now prosecutors on those isis videos and some evidence they say indicating his brother might have worked with Isis. Here's ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Leading US off tonight that American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a passenger jet held without bond after Judge told him you may be sympathetic to terrorists sixty year old Abdulmajid Alani a longtime employee was arrested at Miami International Airport two weeks ago accused served disabling a critical part of the navigation system of a seven thirty seven jet carrying one hundred and fifty people his alleged sabotage con just in time and the plane never took off authorities say Alani quickly confessed but insisted. He wasn't trying to hurt anyone. He claimed he was just trying to get overtime pay by creating a maintenance problem but the FBI clearly did not buy it. They searched his phone and say they discovered isis videos depicting graphic murders and they zeh American Airlines employee told them among these brother was in Isis and the mechanic had visited him in Iraq even the accusation that somebody that the flying in public trust they put their family on airplanes the accusation that he may have done something to put the airplane in jeopardy breaks that bond of trust with the flying public authorities say Alani had also received an article about airplane crashes involving the very sister he had sought to disabled and he allegedly shared a message asking a law law to take action against the kaffirs or non-believers so let's get right to Pierre. Thomas live in Washington. NPR This man had worked in the airline industry for decades but tonight he could soon be facing terrorism charges. David his attorneys emphasized that Alana had no intention of bringing down the plane but the FBI is clearly investigating Kalani was actually supporting isis regardless he faces up to twenty years in prison if convicted of tampering with that plane David Pierre Thomas leading us off tonight Pierre Thank q now that major storm slamming into US Texas getting this and much of the Gulf dangerous winds and up to two feet of rain possible in some places by the time this is done rain in seventy mile an hour winds battering this airport in Baton Rouge tossing planes flipping them upside down and blinding rain causing a hazard for drivers comedian. I tend these images which is near Houston tonight the region bracing for flash flooding into this evening with more than a half of rain still on the way. ABC's Clayton Sandell in Galveston Imelda tonight is a slow moving super soaker no longer a tropical storm but still dumping heavy rain in southeast Texas snarling the commute some kind of a collision here on the side of the road more than half a foot of rain in neighborhoods near Houston's Hobby airport and in the barrier islands near Freeport optus seventeen inches in galveston neighbors pitched in to help stranded drivers. This looks like a river the house where Hank in Brittany Hauling said live is now an island island bucket super super hard rain in Louisiana twins whipping through Baton Rouge flipping several small all planes and David. You can see behind me here. This water has shut down a number of streets here in Galveston and this part of Texas is expecting another ten inches of rain by the end of the week David Real mess clean thank you. We're not only following that storm but there is a hurricane right off the east coast and now other tropical threats in the pipeline. We are not into clear yet so so let's get right to chief meteorologist. Ginger Zee tonight tracking it all again for us. Hey Ginger David. All you have to do is look at that satellite image. There are five areas of interest interest in the Atlantic alone. Jerry Umberto a couple of areas of interest ten and thirty percent both but tropical depression Imelda what's left of it is what we start with. What Clayton's been talking talking about. I'm talking fifteen to twenty one inches from Sargent Texas to Freeport. look at those bands. They've had three inch per hour rainfall rates. Now those flash flood watches extent Shreveport Louisiana. You could see six to ten inches on top of what you've already had in the next twenty four hours then we go to Berto just got a report in Bermuda had a one hundred mph gusts and we're watching Jerry because that'll be out of Bermuda's hair by tomorrow but Jerry headed looks like toward islands but it looks like it's going to stay away. Most of the computer models curve away in the United States. All that would mean some high surf going into early next week but you know we will be watching David alright ginger. Thank you next tonight president trump announcing new sanctions on Iran after that massive attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia the US and Saudi Arabia continue to point the finger at Iran and tonight secretary of State and Mike Pompeo calling it an act of war so what happens next here's ABC's senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega now with tensions rising after that attack on key Saudi oil facilities today the president trump announced he was slapping new stiff sanctions on Iran but stopped short of a military response whether you time to do some dastardly things. It's very easy to start and we'll see what happens today. Secretary of State and Mike Pompeo laid the blame squarely on Tehran calling it inactive war that there were no Americans killed in this attack but anytime you have an active war of this nature there's always i the iranian-backed who the rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility but today the Saudi military released new evidence that they say points to Iran on charred remnants of drones and missile and this surveillance video showing the missiles coming from the direction of Iran. One of the president's staunchest allies senator Lindsey Zi Graham says the administration needs to act swiftly. They're testing us. They're testing the region and I think if we don't act decisively now the worst is yet to come but president trump has wavered first threatening that the United States is locked and loaded then taking a softer tone war with anybody. I'm somebody they would like not to have world today. He stood with his fourth national security adviser former top State Department hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien. The president declaring nothing is is off the table over many options. There's the ultimate option and their options a lot less than that and we'll see we're in a very powerful position. They say the ultimate option meeting go in more Iran today adamantly denying involvement and warning that any US retaliation would be met with a rapid and crushing response all right so let's get right to Cecilia Vega live at the White House tonight into Celia Iran's president as you know scheduled to be New York on Monday for the UN General General Assembly but tonight. Iran saying that the State Department still has not approved his visa and we we know president trump was asked about the visa the day for Iran's President Ronnie he was David. He said if it was up to him he would let the Iranians come to be clear. It is up to president trump as for whether the president and President Ronnie will meet when they're in New York potentially face to face next next week. The president said he hasn't ruled out today. David the Iranian said there will be no talks. You'll be following it all Celia. Thank you we turn to the alarming new warning tonight for parents errands with the death toll now rising from dangerous mosquito borne illness known as triple e. We have been covering it here and two more deaths now reported in Michigan five and all from Michigan into Massachusetts and Al Parents in some communities are being told to keep their children inside at Dusk until the first frost here's. ABC's Alex Perez Tonight Alright a rare but dangerous mosquito borne illness claiming to more lives in Michigan. The worst outbreak of eastern equine elitest in a decade eighteen cases is across five states killing at least five including sixty four year old Greg McChesney. His family says he went from healthy to brain dead in just nine days. If somebody buddy is over fifty years of age under fifteen years of age they're not only more susceptible to it but also more susceptible to getting serious infection. Some communities are are stepping up air and ground spring and urging affected areas to cancel outdoor activities especially for children around dusk until the first frost of fall nearly one third of the triple cases with brain symptoms are fatal and many survivors suffer long term neurological problems five year old. Sophia Garabedian from Sudbury Massachusetts was rushed to the hospital with brain swelling two weeks ago tonight. She slowly improving scary. It's a very serious illness as David most people exposed to the virus have a mild symptoms according to the CDC the best protection when outdoors to cover up and use insect repellent with details David Alright Alex Perez. Thank you next tonight. The child who authorities say may have been taken in broad daylight from a public park and amber alert was immediately issued for the five year old girl they'll say Alvarez was last seen with her mother and little brother buying ice cream on their way to the park and Bridgeton New Jersey police say she was lured by a man from the playground into a red van Dan with tinted windows and here's ABC's Johnson tonight the FBI joining the desperate search for a little girl possibly taken from a New Jersey Park in in broad daylight. An amber alert issued for five year old dill say Maria Elevates. New Surveillance is images showing Dole say before she disappeared Monday at a convenience store getting ice cream later at Bridgeton city park. Police say a man may have lured her from the swings things where she was playing with her little brother and drove away in a red van dose as mother was in her car just thirty yards away when the girl vanished the dozens of officers police dogs and neighbors scouring the part for clues divers even searching upon but turning up nothing and late today the family family saying they have no idea who could have taken her the anyone though if it's a family members changers the only thing we asking is for her to come back home safely tonight. Police are looking for that. Red Van with tinted windows and a sliding door on the passenger side David Johnson reporting tonight. Thank you with next this evening president trump in a new feud with California tonight telling that state it cannot set its own emission standards revoking that state's right to set its own limits. It's for cars and trucks California's governor calling it a political vendetta and he's vowing to fight back tonight. ABC's backup in from California tonight president has been trump in California picking. What could be a long legal fight with this tweet. The trump administration is revoking California's federal waiver on emissions barring California California from sitting its own auto emission standards. The president said is about making cars safer and cheaper California leader saying it's about something else. Pure politics and politics could have profound consequences not just turned the air we breathe in the state of California but will impact the rest of the the country the EPA is proposing a single national standard for tailpipe emissions injecting uncertainty into the Automotive Industry California leaders say they will challenge it in in court our message to those who claim to support states rights drunk trample on art the latest move against California part of what the governor here calls the the president's political vendetta against the state the president also hitting California's other big pressure point homelessness suggesting to reporters aboard Air Force One eat hurts. It's the prestige of the state's major cities saying we can't let Los Angeles San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's happening sir. We spent two days embedding with. LA's fire station number nine the busiest station in the country it serves la skid row where streets and sidewalks or swallowed under homeless encampments most of their calls not fires but medical. You said that you saw that Guy James yesterday. You tended to him yesterday. In what was yesterday same thing overdose deja Vu yeah fix that match up and with US tonight from Los Angeles and Matt in addition to this move on emissions the president an and Hud secretary now rejecting California's requests for Additional Federal Funds to combat homelessness which the president has brought up on his own. That's right David and Hud Secretary Ben in Carson who toured skid row today said that federal tax payers should not have to foot the bill for California's policy mistakes policy mistakes that he said help help create this homelessness problem David. All Right Matt thank you to other news in the Federal Reserve lowering its benchmark interest rate for the second time since July and only the second time since the great recession Russian in two thousand eight cutting the rate another quarter of a percent still president trump tweeting his disapproval tonight after making it clear he want interest rates down to zero and overseas assise tonight. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his trip to New York City for the UN General Assembly next week overnight the election there ended with no clear Victor Netanyahu's party slightly slightly behind its closest rival that means next week one party will be tapped to form a government triggering intense negotiations that Netanyahu cannot miss as he now tries to hold onto the power there is still much more ahead on world news tonight this Wednesday the video obtained by ABC news tonight. Authorities say at drunk pilot turning around at security accused of throwing a bottle of vodka walkout in the bathroom before then boarding. The flight stopped right before takeoff. We'll have more the major concern over that popular heartburn medication now growing tonight in fact back to major drugmaker now halting distribution over concerns about a possible carcinogen what you need to know and a frightening moment. A pair of soccer players struck by lightning collapsing on the field. You'll see the moment. It happens to both of them a lot more news ahead. What if you can make your work take less work you you can with Capterra compare thousands of software options read reviews and instantly narrow your favorites. You'll have more time in no time. Find the right software right now at CAPTERRA DOT com slash tonight with over one thousand reviews of products from real software users discover everything everything you need to make an informed decision. 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We see that pilots suspicious behavior Gabriel Schroeder approaching a random secondary checkpoint stopping things suddenly acting surprised according to police when asked to place his bag on a table that Delta pilot replies he isn't ready and walks away suspicious just many apple as officials asked that he be tracked and with these surveillance cameras. He's seen going downstairs and into a men's room for just thirty seconds. Police Lee say they found a bottle of vodka in a trash can Schroeder then returns to the checkpoint telling an officer he had gone to the pilot's lounge to retrieve his IPAD but Schroeder Schroeder passes through getting into the cockpit. He's in the first officer seat when he's pulled for questioning. The thirty-seven-year-old pilot initially denied discarding the vodka and said he had three drinks and a beer the night before a blood test two and a half hours after the initial questioning showed a point zero to seven but authorities say when he was is in the cockpit the pilot would have been above the limit of point four. He was charged David. ABC's David Curly Tonight David thank you to index of other news distribution bution of the popular heartburn drug. Zantac halted over a possible carcinogen. The announcement from Swiss drugmaker Novartis comes after the FDA learned of small amounts of carcinogens antigen in some branded and generic products. Novartis calls the step precautionary authorities say you should check with your doctor. Now Tool Aref suspended tonight New Jersey static officials suspending a high school wrestling referee for two years after he forced to black teenager either cut off his dreadlocks four fit the match that was last December and multiple soccer players struck by lightning during a game. You can see two players collapsing moments after that visible flash of lightning in Kingston Jamaica. A third player also hurt people running to help. The players are now covering finally tonight here. We always try to lift you with America. Strong with this boy definitely takes that to a new level. Take take a close look at Elijah perman of Greeley Colorado who turned five this month and if he looks familiar it's because he's trying to channel. Russell good after my name is Russell you see Elijah is obsessed with the movie up. We love it to his mother. Rachel photographer wanted a birthday he would always remember so she set up a photo shoot with Elijah starring in his own version him up he loves up he makes me fast forward favorite part the movie when the balloons coming out of the house and for his photo shoot just made sense to do that because it's what he's been obsessed with three years but that's not all because in the movie you'll remember the balloon salesman and his wife so in real life. Elijah's great grandparents took on the roles glasses and all when we showed Tuck my GRANDPA had gone to the thrift store and he had gotten the Brown jacket and my grandma came in green pantsuit like she'd seen and so that it was a surprise to me how much effort they put into it. Just look at the joy largest face that day. He was just so infatuated. Chew aided with all the details that my GRANDPA put into dressing up and he was so excited. I didn't have to tell them to do anything. I just bet you know Ho- GRANDPA hand and he just kept looking at him and it was just so so sweet like all of that was genuinely my son images have touched the hearts of so many I never pictured would be so touching to the world you know I had no no idea that this would reach beyond my family and friends tonight that smile those balloons and those great grandparents lifting us all up happy birthday allies and those great grandparents lifted us all up. I'm David Muir see tomorrow. Are you hiring with indeed. You can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online nine dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash tonight. That's indeed dot com slash tonight.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NBC Nightly News

22:01 min | 5 months ago

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

"Yeah, we got Challenges Racism Kovic how jobs, but we got power to. We can bring change, and that starts with Congress use your power for Congressional Black Caucus endorsed candidate Cameron Webb. So make a plan to vote vote early or volume person vote for Congress. We can bring change both the congressional black. Caucus endorsed candidate Democrat Cameron. Paid for by congressional, black his pack www dot CBC dot org not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee. Tonight several breaking stories as we come on the air hurricanes Zeta slamming into the US and six days to go until the election. Zeta making landfall a short time ago after strengthening into a powerful category to one hundred, ten, mile an hour winds life threatening storm surge New Orleans potential bowls on many could be without power for days. Our roker is tracking the race for twenty twenty campaigns today in Arizona. Joe. Biden casting his vote joining over seventy five million Americans in record early turnout and the message from the White House in these final days. President trump ending the pandemic even as it surges to new records Biden. Calling that an insult our cross America series in battleground Pennsylvania the Obama voters who went for trump in two thousand sixteen. Who Will they vote for this time hospitals in a breaking point in El Paso Kobe hospitalizations up three hundred percent medical tents set up for the overflow Philadelphia on edge a curfew going into back after two nights of unrest over the police shooting of Roger Wallis junior hidden crisis in the pandemic for working moms. This is NBC nightly news with Lester Holt? We putting tonight from Pennsylvania. Good evening from Wilkes Barre and what may be the most important battleground of this election the view from Pennsylvania and just a few minutes but I two news breaking as we come on the air. Zeta has just made landfall in Louisiana New Orleans in the hurricane warnings zone tonight after Zeta rapidly intensified into a category two storm just no rest in this record year for the hurricane battered Gulf, coast, we have a late report now from Morgan Chessy. Tonight Hurricane Zeta unprecedented, and unrelenting the category two storm. Now, lashing Louisiana the strongest hurricane to ever hit the state this lightness season with dangerous winds and torrential rain Zeta is literally on our doorstep. The weather is degrading quickly as we speak right before making landfall. Zeta winds just one mile an hour shy being upgraded to a category three hurricane and here at this New Orleans Marina, the water already rising. New Orleans closing additional floodgates as the storm intensified on the ground a rush to get ready though twin hurricanes God you know it's that's basically as. Harold Smith lives outside the levees, his town under voluntary evacuation orders. But he stink put we've had five six seven named storms and every one of three days out. Had My address as the Bulls live in a historic storm season. Orleans somehow spared till today hurricanes, Laura, and both striking to the West while Hurricane Sally Slid East Zeta as path. However now, giving the city a direct hit, it's been most challenging years yet. And tonight despite these rising lake levels, the biggest threat here in New Orleans remains devastating wins and even potential tornadoes all this with one month ago in hurricane season. Leicester. Yeah mortgage. These are critical hours right now let's get right to our roker. Aware is eight ahead. Less. Zeta is now inland still a category two storm one, hundred mph winds moving north northeast at twenty, five miles per hour but tropical storm warnings extend all the way into southern. Virginia. A Tornado threat exist for Mississippi, Alabama and Florida tonight and power outages will be a big problem as this thing rockets into the northeast tomorrow bringing strong storms and a lot of wind and on the backside of it cold air bring snowed Interior New England and the northeast. As well. We also are looking for power outages widespread through the Lower Mississippi River valley where we'll see anywhere from three to five inches of rain, and that will extend by Friday into the Northeast Lester. And I know you'll be busy tracking it for US Al. thank you six days out of the trump and biden campaigns are in a fight to the finish with a covert pandemic front and center as it explodes. Once again, there's Halley Jackson. A Western wild card in play for both campaigns. Tonight in battleground Arizona State President Trump won in two thousand sixteen. But this year polls show he's trailing damaged by how he's handled the corona virus enough. It's time to change Joe Biden before voting early in Delaware blasting. White House press release listing as one of the president's top science and technology accomplishments ending the Cova nineteen pandemic. Every single person suffering from Kobe nineteen. And every family who's lost a loved one, the White House acknowledging the release was poorly worded with the pandemic far from over now, more cases in more places than in the spring. That's when according to new audio released by. CNN. The president's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner told author Bob Woodward in April. The country was starting its comeback face put out rules to get back to work trump's now back charge. It's not the doctor they've got a we have negotiated settlements president trump at his rallies. Love pointing out of flare from a fighter jet meant to wars small plane out of the restricted airspace. He's also defending how he's handled the corona virus. Vanquish the virus and emerge stronger than ever before but politically the pandemics haunting him, I can't understand the things that he saying that just don't seem to make sense particularly about the whole covert thing in. Nebraska. It's a different medical issue that has the trump campaign under me after a rally in Omaha last night seven people taken to the hospital as hundreds. Waited for buses for hours in the freezing cold with the campaign blaming local road closures and congestion for delays and tonight a years long Washington guessing game came to a close when miles Taylor revealed himself as the anonymous official behind explosive two, thousand, eighteen op ed about resistance inside the trump administration. Taylor was chief of staff to the former Homeland Security Secretary Luster. Halley Jackson at the White House. Thank you. As the Cova crisis intensifies more hospital. Say They are at the breaking point and perhaps nowhere is as badly overwhelmed as El Paso Texas are Gabe Gutierrez is there tonight? Tonight Critical Cova patients are being airlifted from El Paso to other cities in Texas. University Medical Center doctors and nurses are working around the clock in this room medical tents help treat this region surging cases over the last ten days we've seen his three hundred percents increase its abrasive. He did not expect this hundreds of traveling nurses have rushed in to help and we very critical situation at this point in time, the county judge has imposed an overnight curfew and amass mandate of gun is close to the provision of a stay at home order that that you can get. But tonight, some positive news that drug company Gen reported more evidence it's antibody cocktail reduces symptoms in patients not hospital is still the US is averaging more than seventy, two, thousand new cases a day. President trump has repeatedly blamed more testing for that but the administration's testings are sense cases are going up. It's not just a function of testing. Yes. We're getting more cases identified, but the cases are actually going up and we know that too because hospitalizations are going up across the country thirty eight states have seen a rise in hospitalizations over the last week. Here and how Paso Drip Ortaz recovered from Kobe last month. But fifteen members of her extended family got sick including her grandfather. Lancero who passed away everything he was a really happy person. I feel helpless knowing that I'm not the only one on that. So many people are going through it today this hospital broke another record of daily Cova patients here more than two hundred. Lester. All right game. Thank you. A curfew is in effect tonight in Philadelphia as police there struggled to contain violence and looting after the deadly police shooting of a black man Walter. Wallace Junior Ron Allen is there for US For the second straight night violence and mayhem on the streets of a major American city. At one point police say as many as one thousand looters rampaging through a business district, traffic jams, and big box store parking lots caused by people loading up their cars. Overnight police warning about one third of the city's residents to stay inside for their own safety. Let me need perfectly clear. This behavior is not acceptable more than one hundred, seventy arrests at least fifty officers, injured police and fire vehicles. Even ATM's set ablaze in the neighborhood where Walter Wallace armed with a knife was shot and killed by police hundreds of protesters in the standoff with police whilst his family who say he was suffering from mental illness appealing for calm adult could don't know violet. Tena City. Newton, the stores. And all this chaos cross city businesses boarded up as if bracing for a storm and tonight here, officials ordered a curfew hoping to stop another night of violence after nine pm only restaurants former sees and grocery stores allowed to stay open and only allow to make deliveries lester right Ron Allen in Philadelphia tonight. Thank you. Now our cross America journey bringing tonight. What many political experts believe is crucial battleground in this election everyone agreeing on the importance of Pennsylvania for years ago Donald Trump turned history on its head here. Thanks to many Democrats crossing over and now in two thousand and twenty voters here once again, showing signs of independence. Near Scranton we came to Dave Mitch goes home. You don't have to guess who he's voting for those signs just some of the thousands he's been giving out here two, thousand sixteen. There is hardly a sign here or there this is true democratic area. On they were all supported Hillary but times have changed I mean I've given on twenty, six thousand signs on my garage. People want at the science to support for trump is areas overwhelming Davis part of perhaps the most critical group of voters this year battleground, Pennsylvania Obama voters who then switched and voted for president trump in two, thousand, sixteen, they help the president turn this state red for the first time in nearly thirty years. Will they do it again? The left went so far left we just figured we had a switcher party. And we're going to support the president even more one of the things that makes Pennsylvania. So fascinating in two thousand and twenty is that it's essentially flipping the script. You've got former Democrats voting for the president, but you also had some lifelong Republicans were voting for Joe Biden who spent part of his childhood here like retired Teacher Patricia Healy. I am basically voting against trump. I liked Joe Biden. As as a person. I just don't know. I do worry a little bit about his age but yes, it's mainly against trump. She told us she regrets her vote for the president in two thousand sixteen. He actually has ruined so many things he's made a mockery of the Oval Office. He's made a mockery of the democratic process not too far away. We went over to meet mary-grace FA Dolla a registered nurse and a Republican back in May she lost her eighty-three-year-old mom grace a trump supporter to cova. My mom followed the rules she didn't go to the bank she didn't go to church and her life revolved around Church mary-grace. told us she's voting for Biden. Do you think the president failed your mother? The president failed not only my mother but the two hundred and twenty five thousand lives that have been lost. He's in way over his head is code a dominant issue here. It's not. It doesn't seem so much I don't know anybody else in the area that lost someone to Kobe besides myself personally and tens of thousands of Pennsylvania jobs dependent on fossil fuels. We asked about those Biden, comments on the oil industry from the last debate. Would you close? Transition from oil industry yes. Do you think that hurts or helps them here? I think that. It depends on who you talk to hear. He did raise some eyebrows and me personally. Donald Trump said he would coal back to our area. There's no call left. Then there's former Democrat merit doyle who tells US president trump did exactly what he was hoping for when he switched parties to vote for him back in two thousand sixteen. And he says he'll do with this year too. I saw trump as someone who came in. who offered a breath of fresh air something different. Merit is a personal trainer. He says too many covid restrictions heard small businesses like his and he believes the economy will be the reason the president winds here. Again, I look at it the three years before corona hit Kovac, nineteen in record numbers as far as four million new jobs on employment you can just four years. He turns around. We should note late today, the Supreme Court did not intervene on a Republican challenge to Pennsylvania's mail in voting rules that means those ballots can be countered up to three days after the election most polls here in Pennsylvania favored Joe Biden by narrow margins but many voters remember the polling miss the two thousand sixteen election outcome Peter Alexander on what's different time. Fully Van Lee shout a law student in Wisconsin is still haunted by 2016 at her decision not to vote when I looked online at said that Hillary Clinton was polling at ninety at percent likely to win and I thought. Okay. It doesn't really matter if I do this or not because I can trust the polls guide was that a mistake the biggest stunner then the state polls that showed Clinton ahead in Michigan Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But the Democrats Blue Wall crumbled Donald Trump narrowly winning all three and with them the White House that disconnect has fueled doubts about today's polls that show Joe Biden with a comfortable advantage fake polls. And never taking for granted, there are significant differences between then and now binds lead has been stable Clinton's was up and down and this year. There are half as many undecided voters who could break either way at the last minute. Still pollsters have made changes. So they do not underestimate trump support including calling white voters without college degrees and rural voters. What's helping this time also is that the huge early vote? Those are already motors in the band. So dealing with less of a population to begin with which creates a more precise system in the act this time for ways, not taking chances and very happy to tell you that I've already voted because the only thing that matters is the one on Election Day Peter, Alexander NBC News Washington of next a troubling trend hitting working moms and what it means for the future. We get support from checks and balance a podcast from the Economist about the twenty twenty elections and the road to power in America each week the economists US editor explores a big theme shaping the race for the White House digs into America's rich history and political science to explain what's going on as this high stakes election approaches they cover topics like, will we know the result on election? 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Of the one point one, million workers over age twenty who left the workforce in September eighty percent were women you're having to choose between family editor career like never before my husband just simply makes more money than gets the health insurance we talked with married and single working moms across the country some self-employed we all navigating a radical strike to their careers. Allyson Robinson founded the MOM project, a network of three, hundred, thousand members. The group is giving half a million dollars in grants to help keep women employed when women we work were losing their creativity, their passion, their intellectual capital that drives business performance. Some companies are trying to retain women by offering more paid time off caregiver leave and free childcare, but only thirty two percent of organizations returning to work have child care plan mapped out this being home thing is scary. Our society is just not set up. 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Tuesday Post Show (04-06-21)

The Bobby Bones Show

26:08 min | 6 d ago

Tuesday Post Show (04-06-21)

"It's time for the bobby bones post show. Here's your host. Bobby thank you all. Thank you for having a wonderful day. Yesterday i was in the backyard as panther defense the backyard. Why don't you go to. The bathroom is up at the house in the backyard. A guy and i did well. I whatever and so. I was peeing as panther defense off the basketball court an l. Our dog runs up under my peace dream in a piece on her ear. Goes what can you just. Stop your stream that easy. What i said can't do that. She was. I can stop me. And i'm like but we have like a tube. Yeah and when you unleash the tube it just goes until it's done we if we do it hurts. It hurts more than if you have a full bladder and you have to be even if you're halfway down even if you're almost done but again that's something that i think. I can't explain to her because she doesn't ever feel that nor will she ever like. We can't stop as we can but it hurts the case with him to go to correspondent. Morgan and i think we need to all right there there. You have it if it's wrong or if you can stop your stream meaning like if you're in the middle of it can you just stop and it'd be no problem sometimes. Yes we never can. Sometimes no it depends how bad you have to go where the guy is a different so anyway ope year the dog running around all day but does that was the drama in the backyard yesterday. Let's see why mortgage here do you wanna talk about the new mcdonald's thing mcflurry that bring it up. We'll do a food world here on a on the post show. Ray feel good about that. You all right here. We go each time for food. World numb went morgan number two so for national carmel day. They mcdonald's is dropping a caramel brownie mcflurry. And so it has the nella ice cream and brownie pieces and caramel topping blended throughout it brownie brownie brownie with ice cream. Caramel caramel caramel caramel hauling. What's the right way both. But here's this fonsi dialing harum. Oh yeah what do you call it. Carmel decide carmelo carmel. Carmel or your middle lights carmel. Dang weird the only one caramel. Don't feel like that's right though. Well maybe not. I don't know what it's like. Pecan pecan meaning. I always said. Hey depends where you're from. But i work with con council and they sat me down and said the way to say it is becoming really pecan. Not pecan yeah. Because that's from the council that's one of the people who go own all the pecans and is there a carmo ask you know. I don't think they're gonna hire me if there is but when does that start morgan. it's Natto may third and this is the first time it's been available in the us. So canada had it before like a few years ago but this is our first time having it. There was a story about a guy. That's one hundred thousand dollar lottery win two weeks after winning five thousand dollars on a scratch off i mean. Let me ask you this. Lunchbox dedicated your life to the lottery. Ever since i was eighteen years before that because my dad would buy them for me we all dedicate our lives. different things. lunchbox has dedicated his to hit the lottery. And getting rich if you were to have a scratch off and when five thousand dollars would you consider that your lottery victory. that'd be huge but it wouldn't. I wouldn't stop. No that would be the biggest. I've ever won but i'm saying would you die then going you know what i want a big one know. How big does it have to be for you to be fulfilled in your lottery dream. Ooh hundred thousand. But i don't know if that's a filling enough because i've always said a million by the time i'm sixty five. I need to hit a million. So i think i need to hit a million. If you're on your deathbed at seventy two are better number done at seventy two you are. That sucks and they say launch. Brock's you did not when a million dollars on the lottery. Then i failed. I failed in life. You failed that life. Yes because the goals and you don't region that means you failed and that's one of the goals i've had and so if i don't reach it that means i'm a failure. How important is it to you though to reach that goal list your top. Three life goals Hit the lottery. I be on survivor and number. Two and real world has i failed. I can't be on it too old. So those are my goal. So what about your kids raise already have kids that raise them to be good people. Great citizens people to get back. I mean that's a goal. I mean it's a cheesiest try for. I'm i'm gonna. My goal is to raise my kid to be a good citizen. I mean you would. I mean everybody says that. I mean but have. The kids aren't going to be good citizens. That's what isn't that. Why yours what they see me. They're going to be a good citizen. Because that's who. I am going to see me and be like art cool. I don't think it. Maybe i'm crazy. I don't know where to deal with. That seems pretty easy to raise it and be good citizens you know in yes. I was talking with that. He'd probably year and a half or so ago on on an airplane. And i was like. So what is it for you like what do you want to do. Anything managed as i just wanna raise my kids good. that's it. That was literally his goal. The microphone you can have different goals. But you just didn't think he was being honest. no now i mean. That's just a cornea sound like. I'm very involved. Dad and so i care about my there was no one. There is in bones. I understand but you want to their other goals in your life like you want to get a hold on when you play golf. That's a goal. That's a real goal. It'd be nice. That's a real goal like to say that cheesy one raised good kids. I mean boring. You know anyone that's one lottery and personally I don't know anybody man that's crazy. The lunchbox wants to win the lottery. But we don't know one single person. I i do know one person. I used to work with him at the at the new station the he won like thirty five million. Oh yeah of course. He quit he quit but you know what he would come back and he would just record one segment once a week shopping. Ferrari you would hear the room attestation. Like here's peter he coming in flip flops guys record. There's a real quick and get out. Is your goal to retire early. Absolutely do you know awesome. Would be to just be rich and not have anything to do. Have no appointments should be at dawn to be on time. Just live life like oh you know you want to go to A robot for a week. Let's go and think you're mixing retiring enrich some people retire and don't do anything because they figured out that they have enough money to sustain their lifestyle doesn't mean rich right everybody. Great i mean if i hit the lottery one hundred million dollars. That's different than i'm retiring period. Regret but he wants to retire. Now bahn's if you retire today retire hold on and you need to hear the question if you could retire today and get paid half of what you get paid your salary. You don't have to work. We just get half of that salary but you can't you don't want anymore time. Oh my goodness let's go you kidding me who wouldn't retire. Who would want to. Who wants the daily grind of waking up and coming to work every day. No one one. That's not true. I like coming to work but my point is if you're making half what you're making you still have two kids raise college mortgage to pay your bills. Oh why don't think it's not everything it's paid off and then you still get half the money. That's what i thought you meant. No this if. I said hey you can retire tomorrow. You have do. Nothing is going to be half your salary and that'd be tough though because with two kids. It's going to get expensive. I i don't know if i could. I don't know if i could do that. I don't know if i can manage that would mean that's not the lifestyle i want because i think everyone's goal is working towards retirement. Everybody counts down on their calendar until they can retire. But i don't think i'd be able to survive on that. I mean i think i could prioriti- right now. Okay well i don't want to. You're crazy you're one of the few people in the world that don't want to retire early. I mean i can now be fine. Be awesome. But i don't want to hang man. I have no interest. Actually it makes me do this thinking about retirement. Oh that'd be amazing so you to your retirement. I'm not crazy. I love when i wake up in the morning. And i'm like what am i doing today. I have nothing to do this. That i love data drives me crazy. That's when i'm like let's go fishing. Why not why why. It'd be nice to listen for me to just not work on weekends. What we're working towards right now. That's just baby steps. That's the goal we're doing we're doing okay. We have a new goal for the rest of the year after american idol finishes and i have a new goal where we're trying to have a little more balanced. I owe it to her to not drag her all across. The country shooting shows touring. And that's tough for you. It's i've been hustling. Since i was eleven so it's ingrained into me i. It was for survival. The first twenty years of my life it was hustled to survive and then it started to be hustled to get closer to goals. Now it's hustle. Because i'm almost there and don't stop now so yes. It is such a part of me to just work hard all the time. We're watching last chance you last night. And there's one of the guys on there and they kind of paint them as being lazy and she goes if they did show and they said you were lazy that would be worse than anything they can just about say about It's an insult she be like. That would be what would hurt you. The most with people saying you're you're lazy. i remember. i mean you're the opposite of lazy like that's just not part of who you are. But i wish i could be lazier right like i wish i could be a bit lazier and i'm working toward raymond. Would you retire right now. I want it and there's no real. I'm very very active. In the days that i feel best or monday through friday on saturday and sunday honestly feel like i don't really have a purpose so i mean during the week i feel like i'm doing something and i believe i would continue to do that until i'm old and it's feels better to lay in bed right now i don't wanna lay in bed. I would prefer to wake up in the morning and do something. Do you understand that. Just because you're retarded me lay in bed all day right go lay on a beach or lay by the pool. You lay lambesc. I lay in bed. You can watch. Tv you can do whatever you are crazy. You guys gonna retire no interest but you talk about no purpose. Another thing we're working on is me finding purpose other than professionally And i think that's already in the making we're working on it about to get married so that's already a purple taking baby steps toward it. Suit said baby steps on uh guys there. She's not pregnant not set on the air. We're gonna have kids. I i've been talking to like other friends. And i wonder how quick bones going. Yeah we heard you guys talking about nick. We're talking about what was your guests Very very soon have or we get pregnant very soon. I wouldn't mind if she came to me out. I said hey. I just found out what pregnant it'd be like. Let's let's go great already know we're get married but she's younger and she's probably thinking like all right. Do i wanna like already starts. Yes dealing with his body stuff. That's true but what i'm saying is if she were to come and most people go the dreaded pregnant. I wouldn't be the dreaded to me. I would go. Let's go up. Yeah you're in that spot where you're ready. Which is great dude just great. Let's have twins and put a bow on it. Wrap it up until wins. Oh i thought of another goal. Okay what is it. My kids donate end up on sixteen and pregnant again. That's that's a goal goal right there. That's that's one that's one i think about. We're trying to have purpose. I'm trying to find purpose other than professionally. Because she's like you're more than just what you do but then it goes back to the only time i ever felt acceptance orla ever was when i started being good at what i do. He were like. Oh you're cool. Well hang out with you. You're pretty neat unique guy. Why do you think. I'm gonna guy well because you're good at this radio thing you're good on stage you pretty guy. You found how. That's how. I felt acceptable Acceptance is dealing so. We're working on that. Go good luck. Thank you for that. It'll happen raimondo. Yesterday we were talking about your cameo. Did you get any orders yesterday. After that conversation i did. They came in and you did say something about. Are you gonna do crazy. Requests and so people did get a little lackey. Some wanna talk in spanish which. I did study abroad. So i do know some spanish so i had to do some of them in a different language but yeah it was fun at the house. I had six or seven requests. Wow and if you don't put you don't get bay. I don't think that's fair. Okay because on your pages as ray. Nba interesting. it's no. Here's the thing if you're advertising on your page it's raham bay. The need to put bay on their unless they request. No bay. okay then we can do that but it for her. She likes to do makeup for me. I feel like they wanted as authentic as possible for her. She just needs the lighting. She wants him to be perfect. And i tell her from the radio world. It doesn't have to be perfect. You just fire off the cuff. Who gives a rip. But if you're saying it's like going. Hey get your peanut butter cups there. Two in here and you open only one. You'll be pissed. Yeah we needed to do that. Okay either you take off and go. Hey ray raymundo. She had a very good following his wealth welfare. Not even being on the show. So i said maybe we make it for both of us. 'cause she does have girls that she's help through cancer and stuff like that and so then. That's why we wanted to put her on there as well. Great but then she she needs to be in it then jay deal. I'm not making the deal but You got a bunch Yeah it was it was. It was great. I was like i mean. Obviously we talked about on the show. That's what led to them probably. How many a day do you need to get before you start raising your price. I i don't know if. I get too big for my bridge if i raise the price right says. Let's check back with him in a week. Let's check back the week. Let's see what else do i have here. Sometimes you don't need to give up suspect. Twenty three years old lead kansas cops and a one hundred mph chase a stolen patrol car while his hands were cuffed behind his back. Yeah he was arrested. He's arrested four but he jumped in there and started driving and then when he crashed the car he jumped out and tried to flee on foot with his handcuffs tied behind like dude. You're you're no way you're getting away. How how are you driving with your hands behind your back going. One hundred now nate knees. Maybe wasn't his knees while. I'm pretty good at that stuff though but i can't believe you can go that fast crash and get out and run with your hands behind your back. What he didn't give up because he must. That's the real bad. Because he's is time is just growing now that he's gonna have to spend jail. Nineteen mortally cutting a die. Probably a dumb down this murder somebody at nineteen and what still have a life. I don't know that he did but the question is what could you have done. Nineteen oh yeah you can do anything he stole. A car drove a hundred miles an hour. All while handcuffed of what it was a cop car. Yes it'll be fun. Though when i saw store i saw store with someone stolen ambulance like yesterday to same whether they still why stealing these things an ambulance. I would assume you go. That would be fun. Turn the lights on or you need to get away and there's no other car you can break into and you go fast. An ambulance is running run. And you gotta think to you. Turn those lights on. I mean the interstate is wide open but also if you turn those lights on your nail talking to find you easier to your sore thumb your inaugural they have a gps on the track it. Yeah i was talking with someone who works at nat geo and this woman does a show on geo where she goes out under an does market stuff. Who i i've seen that i've seen the commercial. I've seen the promo for that. I went down to the the the border. She dibs order. I think drugs steroids. It looks good. She's done all kinds of different stuff like market and one of the episodes. She was out stealing cars with these guys who they go out and they how they do it is. They haven't inside at one of the dealership and they go. Hey we know where this car is right here. It's a little alah. Make him a fob. Open it it's an inside and they. These people agree to be on the camera. They're still cars right afterwards. You don't ever see their face. I don't think it's sort of like those drug ones where they do. The those are pretty good. Were they go in the houses. But they're all masked up. It's called trafficked with mariana denzel. That's a do you know her. Did you meet her. We did something together on a panel. Once i mentioned this on the show It was me bear. It's the nat geo talent. And caesar was in the milan. Bear girls myself. Gordon ramsay and her. I believe those were the five and then according to the president nat geo and they were asking everybody. Okay who do you want to go on a adventure with and it was just a reason for everybody to kind of plug the other person and they they went to me and i was like well. I'm afraid no one's gonna pick cesar milan. And so i gotta take cesar milan. And i was like as you know what after crazy dogs and he can come in. You know these dogs and then come on the trip with and then bears like well. I've been onto eventual. Bobby already from bad grills. I'm gonna take goethe ramsey because he could cook us some food. And gordon's like i haven't seen o'beirn awhile or he picks like ninety maybe fixing marianna when anyway it goes up tomorrow on and i'm like thank god. Somebody finally going to get to pick. And she goes i. Take courtney monroe the president. Oh hey wasn't even done the list of people but they don't know yet because the show's not out well as soon as they see the show then they'll have an idea what it's like to go on a trip with you. Didn't they really won't if they way to for breaking bobby bones come they I was the only one. That i mentioned this on the panel. I was the only one who wasn't an expert in what they do. A show on like bears a survival expert. Seasoned milan's dog expert. She's an expert in black market trading. gordon ramsey's an expert chef and i am the on the worst at what i do but in a way. You're an expert at taking on difficult things. I'm an expert at learning publicly. Yeah and that's daily. So of that comes out. May thirty first on edgy. Break bobby how are they going to promote this show like. Are you talking about billboards on times square awesome One of my friends kramer. Who does radio and arkansas who's dj in our wedding. He messaged me and said hey. Tell him that already. Because i know the last time you mentioned you still doesn't know. I think i'm pretty sure i- wedding planning is when she asked me to help. I help but i can't act like i've been a big. I've been an influence. Say you've done nothing. But he masterminded he was watching the Alaska show and they showed a commercial for breaking by. Oh that's neji. Oh so i guess. There's some promotional activity coming but we're still almost two months away. It's may thirty first. My bear grylls episode with caitlin may seventeenth. Oh that's coming up. Well yeah a month in month and a week but at the end of bear girls. They're going to run like the first act of the first breaking bobby bones to make sense. Yeah sure yeah. Have you seen the first cut of the bear show. Yes you like it do you have like. Are you able to approve that or you. Just you know say so. It is what is they because that show they're inviting guests on who often is the only one that wasn't like super famous on that show but they give their celebrities the right to go. I don't like how that looks at me because they're coming on. It's kind of a favor. It's not like you a bunch of money. You just do it because it's kind of an honor to get invited. And are you diva about some stuff or you just kinda like. It's fine no good. I know i've done the show before and that's just a great team so i didn't have any notes gone. Looks good to me. I mean. I really went. I mean kaelin rockstar. It'd be honest but that was expected but that was expected. yeah one. Other thing. I wanted to mention was ray sent me a note. That said the party buses on broadway have gone too far. Yeah what happened. I mean. I'm glad for the post show. You can't really talk about this during the regular one. So on broadway guys. We're very familiar. What do they have with these party. Bus there's a tractor there's one that's a hot tub with all seem like bachelorette parties bachelor rent these things and i'll get on it and party. Yeah they do a jacked up truck this huge thing and you've got ten people back there partying while i thought i'd seen it all until this weekend. I saw one that you can't unsee. What did you see. it was Vehicle pulling a trailer and on. That trailer was do you. Guys know the mechanical bowls. Yes you get on the ball and running. Yeah this this had that same design but it wasn't the mechanical bowl. It was a penis what it was a jumbo penis. Just driving downtown. Can you do that. Yes and it was advertising for the male strip club and people were on it and they were stopped and they were mechanical blow away. I'm dead serious. Go to broadway on a saturday night at twelve thirty. I'm not going to see that pitas. I waited up all night. My friend told me that I don't know how that's allowed. I don't either. So i if you are bringing your family to town make sure you get off the streets before it's nighttime because i believe that's when it probably pulls out but no cops were pulling it over. It was okay to drive down. Broadway imagined like tuesday at eleven. Am whether it'd be terrible chick-fil-a right behind us the big penis that person driving and we were getting out of a restaurant one time and it was like noon or whatever in the hot tub truck drove by five six girls in there and bikinis and my kids are like. Oh let's go. That looks so awesome. Like what it's like. Get out of here. Get it hot though with a bunch of girls in bikinis. I can't believe it to be penis driving down the road though many find a that. That's allowed that's that's average double entendre where you don't. It's not really a penis like it's like a rocket ship. No no no. No i'm telling you can show you the picture because they have no. I know but if it's like ride the rocket and it's kind of a rocket ship a kind of a penis and they're trying to get bucked off. Yes you can jump on and you try to continue whatever eight seconds eight second ride or whatever. I have the picture if i can t do. Please okay do. I mean there's the anything anything all right sunny right now. Let me see this. Let me see if it looks like a row. Pena's i'm telling you cannot see it on your reaction. Hillary said kiara who came in a couple of weeks ago citizen. Chicken minis if you want to have to replace thank you the show here ray. Here is yep that's peanuts. Yeah no doubt. I can't has a saddle on it. I can't believe that they're allowing that. It's twenty twenty one who knows. I can't believe there's a truck with a big penis on it the saddle on and it's got two balls hanging of felony man. We're walking down there with the kids. And i saw that. I'd be hissed but ryan mac. Radio i did mckinney mckanie. Likes the world going know. Eight twenty twenty right right. That's the dumbest twenty twenty one like who cares. Well that's unbelievable. Oh are you feel old when you say stuff like that like would would nineteen year old. You'd be like that's awesome and now forty one year old us like it's just unbelievable. I can't believe there's a peanut driver there it is. Wow wow no. There's no doubt that is what it is. There's like a big vein on yes yes gigantic. Okay well i think on that will wrap this up. We got nothing left to say. I'll be at your feet will. Not by the way i watched your take yesterday of you opening a package know. What's in the box. That's what i said package. And he said the same thing. I say you clip to. What's in the box and you're like packing up to them can open an envelope package if was called checkout my package. That will be our different show. Yes took that could have been it but it's not it's hard. It's getting hard to find boxes because aren't coming that often. We get a lot of boxes and packages. So i figured a little packets here and there's not gonna hurt anything. What's in the box package edition. Nice you're a do what's envelope. I mean i thought about that. You'll do what's in the fridge. I mean getting off base. Just terrible i we're done. Thank you guys. Don't think it's anything else mentioned here. You can check out. Chuck wicks podcast. Which is good Talked to chuck with chuck. Wicks talked about how he finished filming. First christmas movie and the also bills house cathy's birthday party went that he planned so i got talked to chuck all right. Thank you bye-bye.

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"Hi there and welcome to fantasy focus. Baseball it's a beautiful thursday morning while little rainy march eighteenth 2021 he is tristan h cochran. Happy that baseball games will soon count and he can officially win. All his league's kyle soppe. He produces researchers. And if you not aware kyle is not only a fantasy baseball football and basketball expert. But he knows a lot about the ncaa tournament and later on we will ask him. He's winco to help you win your bracket and you should join our fantasy focus baseball bracket as well. I'm planning on doing it today. I'm trish how are you today. Show more of the same really. Just as columns tristen trivia tristan's hashbrowns. It's all about uterus. Because the the awesome listeners the mandate i have actually heard from any listeners. But i think they would demand more tristen. They're happy as the says in your middle name with more tristan. Are you happy. You don't look happy. I'm happy but i'd be happier if the three of us weren't in the same bracket because then i could just ask. Kyle the film i now had. I'd have a better chance and gonzaga winning it. I think i'm going to have gonzaga winning mind and have gonzaga winning it counters gonzaga in the final four. But again i don't wanna give away. I don't wanna give it all away but later in the show he will tell you who is well. He got he can't tell you who was winning his bracket but they'll tell you who was in his final four. We do that. I think we could do that. Oh yeah well. I wanna i wanna hear that. Because it's not their nose. I do nothing about this. And i know that gonzaga's got at least be in the final four i'll literally zags zig or zig zag or something like it. I like it. I can't find a whole lot of news. Like i'm hoping there's going to be some well. I don't want any injuries. What news could there possibly be other than injuries. Essentially like i'm looking a little bit so far like it lineups and but i don't care about opening day starters the fact that victor robots my leadoff. Jose the that's awesome but it doesn't really move them up my list. I'm not targeting or coveting or even thinking about either one of them. Bobby wood junior the royals. That's kinda interesting. Let's start there. Because i hadn't really thought about bobby. Witt junior in any drafts this season. Obviously he's already rostered your league in a dentist your keeper identity. Maybe not cheaper. But bobby looks. He's hitting baseballs hard and far in spring training. But there's no context. I don't know which pitchers he's facing but there's a possibility he's the starting second baseman for the royals and opening day because they don't really have a second baseman nikki. Lopez is awful. So i what can happen in the next week. Where would you put bobby with you. And your and your rankings. If the royal say he wins a starting job start the season. That's that's a good question. I think and yeah. That is a good question. I probably would rank them in the tier of mixed league. Middle infielders intrigued but hesitant and most of the hesitancy comes to. He's had nothing but rookie ball experience and then alternate site work last season. So we're going really off just a unexciting. Spring that was kinda capped by that that towering monstrous home run that he hit about five hundred feet. But yeah it's a very interesting development to hear that they would consider putting in a lot of. I don't think it's happening. But you know what. Why don't either under i'm i'm trying to. I'm looking at your rankings. Because they're better than mine. Like what i take him over tommy edmund or deedee gregoria. You have going around thirteen and fifteen respectively paul d. young in round one thousand nine. I i might. I mean bobby. Wood should run. You should have power even up ballpark. But he hasn't even played above rookie ball. So i feel like why are we even discussing this guy. Like why would they do this. They're not. Are they going to win the pennant this year. I just seems odd to me is the only i guess selling tickets but who knows how many. I don't know how many tickets are actually trying to sell for this season. But i don't know i mean i'm thinking like it's look i rank wander franco above where you do and i know he's not making the raise out of spring training but i think he might be already endured. He didn't write already got cut june. Maybe like on a chance. There wonder franca plays four months. I might take them over. Say tommy admin didi gregorius. Although i probably would wit. I don't think i would now bronco situation. Is i like into zander. Bogart's and rafael devers and boston. That tampa going to need to have franco to contribute to a playoff push. And i think there's a very real path that could happen. So you're juna summation seems about right but i mean that could be made i but it could also be. He gets fifty at bats this year. Right it's risky especially in an espn league. Where which is shallow. Because free agency is going to be so buoyant. I mean like nobody's even drafting really cash or who might third for the tigers under his on your don't draft list but he might still twenty five basis. He's barely being drafted at all. These guys are gonna play. Least whereas whitman. I play so it comes down to. What do you need for your fantasy team right now. do you care about like the opening day stuff or in the lineup stuff or just move on the lineup. Stuff i care about. I was a little surprised that you dismiss role. Bliss being the leadoff hitter. Do that does add a little bit more benefit to him. But i know. I'm more fro- robe less than you're i know you wrote about it and i still don't get it like he if he doesn't hit baseball's hard. How's it going to get on base enough to do damage and you didn't writing. Yeah no i agree with you now. One thing to keep in mind is that if he recaptured the speed that he lost last year. He's got the leg ability in order to beat out ground balls so if he's a heavy ground ball hitter. He could still feel that with batting average. I'm not going to project. Any sort of surprise. Either batting average on base percentage for him. But i don't think it's going to be catastrophic like last year. And if he gets on base enough. Let's say he does it. At three twenty five recapturing. That speed could mean a thirty five forty steal season and in that tier the draft. I think he is going at a relative value. I i like him better than some of the other options. You're sinking into with thirty five forty years. I mean you can get as excited as you want about. Roman quinn. Probably getting a good chunk of the center field at bats. And i don't even know that's going to happen. I don't know why roman coins being drafted. Just barely after victimless. I've seen that happen and i would not do that. I can tell you exactly why it's because we project rome acquaintance deal a lot of bases which i'm not saying wrong. Means all does a great job but kit grandma quiz terrible and roman coins not plane. I don't think i mean. I think there's interfere is going to be a guy who i won't name on this show who did not play last season but is looking in the spring. But we're all queens not stealing twenty bases. I don't think my even sure he's making the team. There's a couple people look in. The espn espn drafts. They'd look at projections. At some point they say oh this guy's projected the steelers many base hit this many home runs and they don't think about the context of the player overall whether he's actually that's an that's a as a ceiling projection for these guys in in some cases so they look at john birdie john is not. It's not a ceiling. it's more thanh goal is to get it near fifty percent. It's not the ceilings. John birdie is projected for twenty six steals. That seems like a ceiling for me. Doesn't it still more than now. You play so one of the things in defense on that one is that todd is very pro. John birdie and i understand why he sees a lot of different avenues to playing time. He might be skeptical. I mean first of all east on looks like he's got the lead right now and that second base job if he does birdies going to have to probably carve out a little bit of time there. I think he's gonna find a way to four hundred fifty at bats. That's probably what todd's looking at again. I can't do projections todd. Does he does a great. But that's why roman quinn is being drafted because of our espn fantasy projection. And you're right. Think about dressing. Room queen or jared olivos. Projected for more steals or even john birdie but victor rojas in the middle rounds. Make sense to me. I just i was burned. I looked at his numbers deeper. And i'm like why did i even do that. that's my point. You're right if he backs i. It's it's a confirmation that the team believes in him Without today obviously a little different he was going to bat and top third of the order either way taxes like about liotta veras on a recent show and now looks like he's about either ninth for the rangers because he's having a terrible spring. This is when spring training numbers matter when a manager says. Oh you gonna lead off and you're gonna we're going to dump you in the eighth or ninth or not even play. You can play somebody else in center field. They have gardening. What ally white who might win the centerfield job or some were nick zolak again at somebody's playing center field and may not be taveras at all. Now i've got him ranked in the middle rounds. And i feel ridiculous so i moved them down on the last one because he may not even play as much as i thought. He's still twenty five basis if he can't hit so linus matter their agreed to the bad the bad performances. The other one. That comes immediately to mind to me. Is mitch keller in the pirates rotation battle if you're trying to take a flyer on him for the upside in past seasons he is getting hammered the spring so these things are relevant because the managers might make decisions strictly off the spring stats. And that's one. Those numbers do matter but with various. Yeah you're right. I don't think that in the american league it's as catastrophic for a player like that to land eight nine spot in the lineup as compared to one but it would be much more beneficial to be first in the of for robots in the national league with a pitcher batting night that's beneficial. I think there's a bigger divide between the two. But you're right. There's no reason to push to boris if he is not hitting there's no reason to expose them if he needs more development time in the minors and that's the real concern one more piece of news here the white sox and andrew von trying to sign into a contract extension. And you know he's agents probably telling them don't do that. This is like the jared kalmyk situation with seattle mariners. And this shouldn't have been news. We shouldn't have found out about this but because somebody stop talking week did so. The mayor tried to sign to a long term deal would have ensured that he would win a starting job out of spring training. The white sox are trying to do that. With andrew von it'd be less than market value probably for the player but then again scott kingery can't play at all. He stinks so he got a six year contract and look at him. He would never have made that money if he hadn't signed that accenture so but volume is going to be good and we think celtics going to be good they are not like kingery but the point here is if andrew von job out of spring training. I ask you the same question. Do we rank him. Top hundred player because every day for the white sox batting six. We know he's gonna hit. We knew we said we knew we knew kingery was gonna hit two and he hasn't and there's other examples it was that first baseman for the whites for the astros traded from the phillies. Couldn't stop smoking on singleton right. I mean that. That's the same type of thing. So but i just seems different. This is the top overall pick. He's going to hit like wouldn't you rank him ahead of christian walker or her. I'm trying to think of first basement of that ilk like you. Wouldn't you have to do that. I'm looking at your rankings. I'm thinking the first two names that come to mind or paul goldschmidt on the high end. The lower end is josh bell where it's another example of an non feel more notably more optimistic in the corner infield pool and part of that has to do with the the relative lack of depth of the position in that tier. I'd put him in that high end of quarter infield as a first base. I think might actually challenge. Where bail is roughly my rankings. And maybe i'm more optimistic but again this is with the promise of opening day. Play which wouldn't shock me. Remember it you're saying it's not necessarily to the benefit of the player will maybe it's not from a year-over-year perspective. They did this with the jimenez. I think they did it with another to do with louis robert to they know they thought jimenez was a decent deal for the player. I have a problem with that. I wouldn't be shocked to see the white sox that i liked the aggressiveness. I know you look at a kuna albee's and how could their agents tell them to do this. Like a now kunas contract should have been contract and it's not and it's because you know whatever not might not my your those players at that particular stage of their career. There is no way of knowing that was when the kunia. I i disagree kuni. We knew he was going to be a monster and he is a monster and he's making a ton of money more than i'll ever make but he could've gotten three hundred million and he didn't vol is not going to get through is going to get like kingery type contract right now if he signs it and if he does and he's going through the minor leagues baseball. Baseball is real. I'm gonna. I'm gonna readily admit that i didn't like the kunia deal for him. Compared to some of these others. And i did like one so yes we can pick and choose each individual and at the time i remember saying i was surprised that he took that deal. But you never know what the players thinking you know. It's still a huge deal. It gives them the promise around this. I don't know. I like the white sox doing it. I like i like the teams that are aggressively pursuing these players. I don't like the fact that they're saying. If you want to make the team scientist below-market deal otherwise the minor leagues. I like that. What else or companies like this. They wanna joke moving on before i got fired. Let's talk about some of the things you've written lately. You wrote a ten players to pass on at the current draft value story with a big picture. kevin. Bijou who is the poster boy for the argument about not having baseball's hard and new baseballs are going to make them hit the ball. Only three hundred feet which you'll never hit a home run and he's gonna end up being so under draft that i think i haven't seen anything in the lace. Adp but It seems to me. Like i'd never expected them to hit over to fifty to start with. But if he's a twenty twenty player. Which i still think he can be. Then he might be evalu- pick if he goes like number one hundred overall. But you had stephen strasburg on this list. I'm ready to discuss that. Because we've probably discussed this on the last show. You thought he was being overdrafted. The start with yeah. And i actually haven't changed the ranking on him knowing the injury situation so far because i think you had to be prepared for that and i put this number in there. He has averaged twenty four and a half stars per one hundred sixty two games since the beginning of two thousand fifteen so over half the half decade. Plus that's what he's averaging an absence of roughly eight and a half stars per year. I mean that that's an injury reputation. And the fastball wasn't quite as sharp. Two years ago as it was in previous seasons mike concern. There would be that if it doesn't recapture its peak form to any degree. He's not quite the ace that he was. I like him a lot in that. I guess i'd call it a third tier of starting pitchers. But how are we making the case that he belongs up with guys like brennan woodruff and clayton kershaw. I know that they also have the absence question. But i think the stuff is a little safer for the two. I don't think anybody is making their case. Who would take who it takes stress. Remember kershaw for two thousand twenty one. I don't know anybody. Nope rankings. Yeah i don't think they would but if they're drafting them closer to those two than where. I have strasbourg right now. I'm out late. Nelson lament is even making their rotation out of spring. Heard for him. he's he's still working his way up. And i haven't heard any definitive no on him being in the opening day rotation. I just know that he's continued to work his way back because that would obviously changes ranking was one other name here. We'll go through a couple of your stories here not picking them apart. But i mean i think very interesting arose iranian definitely. He's on my list to being overdrafted. Bryan hayes at bab but onerous eminence for where he's being drafted seems like fine. He's going ground twenty something. I would argue to you that you can't put anybody on your overdraft of list after round. Eighteen does nobody that you're overdraft. You can't overdraft don't carlson. You can't overdraft wonder franco you can't overdraft andres jimenez or mitch. Keller if they come after round eighteen slash. Talk like though. Don't you think that at some point it's worth taking a shot on a player in case they do what we think they could do him and could still twenty five to fifty. I think i think. I think that as well so. Do you see my point here. How how. How has a player overdrafted. If he's coming after round eighteen in a twenty-three round or twenty-five raindrops well for one thing. You're taking the espn perspective. Which i completely understand i. I've got opened the door on this one to a degree. I can't win on this list. Because the rankings in the game are based off of the rankings. That i have here. So there's not a lot of wiggle room in terms the adp. I'm looking for guys. That are fifteen spots beneath where i have the rankings and jimenez case i actually think he's going about right in. Espn drafts it's the nfc in the offsite drafts where he's being drafted pretty aggressively. And i've watched this happen in a couple of leagues where people are treating him like. He's the new victory ish type. He has one hundred and fifty. Overall eighty. An nfc drafts in the month of march is one hundred and fifty to mean. That's too soon. It is boring stolen basis with as he doesn't do an awful lot to get on base. And i actually like your batting average projection. If that's what it is. He's the of guy at one at the two hundred market. Espn drafters are showing right. Now i think that is about right. To hundred is fair. We also had a fantasy roundtable that was posted. I when and you wrote about shohei otani and the fact that the question was about. Are you buying the spring training buzz. And i wrote about vlad guerrero. 'cause i'm lazy but you wrote about tiny who who looks great pitching and all that. But you didn't put in there. What you project for and slash plate appearances that s what. I want to know because i feel like i know what numbers he produced. Based on the volume. But i don't know the volume. So what would you say. Give me a ceiling. And then give me like an average you know like what do you think is like a baseline here for for innings and for plate appearances. Yes so the average is going to be tough because my my my draft expectation is one hundred and four fifty. And i think he's more likely to exceed the latter the times of the plate the ceiling would probably be. He gives you a one hundred and twenty-five one hundred and thirty very good innings and it gives you five hundred. Pa's and he's only captured that just because he's pitching that much he's not going to be in the lineup on those days but downside however as he gives you pretty much nothing on the mound and that he's a you know four seventy five p a good but not great d. h. Only hitter so i. I'm on board with the fact that he's borderline draftable on the low end. The problem i have is that the eighty trends the drafting a other leagues. That i've witnessed so far are kind of undershooting. His upside and he's upset really is that of a guy who could scrape the top fifty overall players especially the way we use them in our game. That's why i brought him up there. It's just that. I think the conversation is warranted. That he's not a locked in number two hundred overall player it very well might be. He deserves to be going in the top. Fifteen rounds our drafts. If you're in. I assume you still have some draft go. I know i do. And maybe from sir marbles on the line or something like that You would you actually take shohei ohtani as the top player in online noga. I won't either. And and i'm sure that our detractors would say we're not aggressive enough way too cautious but i just and when i say you know air quotes i don't wanna deal with it. There's a lot there that i don't want to deal with You know in a weekly lead which most extra leagues are just point. I think I if you don't know and he's pitching on sunday. And you have to make the decision on monday monday afternoon. Like there's a big risk there. There's no greater context driven player in all fantasy baseball. However and you mentioned the weekly situation the other is we should just throw the number at it. I mean you had mentioned the number two hundred on a previous show which is very fair considering the very steep downside he was awful last year and give you nothing on the mound. He would not have turned value on the two hundred overall selection. But i think that we're not embracing the possibility that that what at least what have witnessed from otani this spring shows that what we felt about him. Two years ago is still there. It just comes with a lot more known proven risk. It's been on put on paper for us since then. Focus baseball is sponsored by. Adt with everything. That's going on these days. Couldn't we all use a little piece of mind. At your safety and security has always been the top priority. And that's why they're the leader in home security. Adt provides twenty four seven rapid response monitoring from their nine owned and operated call centers. That's the largest security network in the us to keep you even safer. They're taking all the necessary precautions to help protect everyone's health including contactless installation and using extra protective sanitation procedures. Now is the perfect time. Why wait get started with. Adt and get low flexible monthly payments to fit your budget. When it matters most trust at visit att dot com. Today i have a closer report that was posted on thursday. I did not write the headline but it says dare you draft. You dare draft Trevor rosenthal obviously you dare draft but the question is do dare draft him as a top a borderline top-five closer or do you just ignore him based on. You know he's been up and down. This has been a very aratu career. he could. I think he could be the number. One really pitcher in all fantasy i i see him putting up liam hendriks numbers this season in oakland replacing hendricks he also can miss half the season with injury or walking. Everybody god only knows what can happen. Trevor rosenthal is are bigger boom or bust relief pitcher than rosenthal right now Maybe rates. Well i would say i guess we've seen what gates can do. But i guess they're kind of similar in this like you don't know what you're going to get. I think the difference and the reason. I rank yates over rosenthal granted. It's not much is. I think yates is really a light. Switch kind of player where it's going to be he's healthy and amazing or it's going to go pretty ugly in terms of the injury recovery in rosenthal's case. My worry is that he has shown time he's pitched through things or has not been a peak form. Did deal with a groin injury a little bit during spring training and yesterday's game. Yeah okay so it was or was it. Two days ago was yesterday's good encouraging velocity yet the first game. Forgive him that but it wasn't like he was super sharp. So my concern is does the not so super sharp rosenthal show up during the regular season. I'm with you. I think he's a top twelve closer locked in but i'm not ready to put him up in the top tier just yet. You're right that he has upside though. I wanna rank them right where i do gates which is like five six seven and pressley. I don't see why i wouldn't like rosa was amazing. Last season and kobe didn't pitch and we know what needs to two years ago. We know what rose not yours go. Why are we trusting the this. This is the inverse of what people normally trust you. We have this argument a lot on the show where you count on most recent numbers more than i do in the case of yates versus rosenthal is the opposite. Everybody's drafting yates before raising the rose. Not based on two years ago and not last year was one of the best. He was number four relief pitcher player and even now is misleading. Because he didn't have as many wins. As like brad hand you would have been better than him if you take. Our players should not account for wins for closers because it ends up ranking guys ahead based on the luck of the win which i don't like like raise our glazed win more games because they'll be used more in the eighth inning like i don't know i use the player ray for what it is but i think i'm all in on rosenthal. I really am. And i moved them up. Iraq is for that reason again. March goes on. I learn more things i find out more things about statcast numbers and things that we can't learn everything about every player. I don't care that. He got the other day. I mean sean doolittle is getting. Every time he pitches any still maybe the close over cincinnati. So i don't. I don't see that happen. I don't see a path for do little. Who is they're closer luca sins. Here's a closer carousel singing. I sat there okay to do the ticket deleted. It's the closer carousel and your dancing. When you're singing that your fingers people that you can't see this but he's moving his fingers and dancing around his basement talking one. Give me the number one who ends up leading who ends up leading the cincinnati reds and saves a season lucas with like fourteen. I'll say i want to say. I want to give you a mere garrett but i just a mirror since both had mild injury setbacks at the early spring training and looks like they're both going to be okay ready for opening day garrett for maybe tj. But he's dealing with an injury and they've been working up like he's a rotation kennedy and i do think that's michael lawrence job but the absence and him not being prepped for short relief role. You really think. I love anton. I just don't think anything when it comes to cincinnati reds. I don't think anything where there close. I'm gonna is ignore it like if i'm gonna league with more on the on the line there are certain situations. I'm just ignoring like i have. I think it's joking story in arizona. But i don't know i don't want to deal with it and by the way like i wrote about the other cleveland reliever everybody. Everybody's drafting james korean. Jack and their top ten menu close could cause could easily be there close right now. He throws one hundred mph cutter. Good enough slider it current walks. Everybody's walking everybody this spring that could easily be claes closet. Whatever his name. The other situation was san francisco. I'm going to spoil. I've spoil your fun and mentioned nick wickham again. He's absolutely in there to accept. I think to do it. You shouldn't hate to do it. But claes clause ai niagara. I just want to say it both ways both times every time. Let's say those numbers are like. His arsenal is fantastic. That's one hundred mph cutter people. I think i think right now. I would take a shot him in san francisco with jake. Mcgee weren't easily. Be one of the rangers was. That was the guy that we were excited would be leclerc successor in texas. So let's not forget that the enthusiasm we had really only got forwarded by the suspension and that that injury he had right before it disappointed the jonathan hernandez the not is not healthy. Because he would eat. I think he would have been closed for texas. I already drafted him on a couple of teams like an nfc league where. I can't even play them. And it's like that's the point. He might miss half the season now and i wasted a pick. You know that like my second relief pitcher in one of my leagues. Not that i care it happened anyway. That's it for the news of the day. we bring kyle in now to talk about Trivia and hash browns and the aa tournament. Because that's fun and it starts on. Friday join our bracket What they win if they win our bracket they anything we get. We answered the question on a show or trista. Happy calls or or what do we do. I don't know what should the prize be. Maybe that should be. It should be like a two year place. We want a year without march madness. So the winner of this year gets the pick the prize for the winner of next year's break. And we just throwing any. Yeah oh something. I'm going to put that on you. You you've to tweet it out before any new items and giving some proposals after the show. We'll we'll come up with something. Good pitch it around. You put on twitter either way. Fantasy focus baseball tournament challenge. Join the group mattress eric. All in their can beat us. That's in there yet. I'm still. I must on the fence. Turn this Fantasy focus baseball thing takes off. They get nothing what i'll tell you. They get nothing for beating me winning the winning group. That's it. you have to have to win. The group chirp it all of us. If you're beaten as it's it's the best sporting event a beer. I don't think it's a trivia something you guys know a little bit more about one pitcher over the past five years has at least seventy five quality starts but a sub five hundred winning percentage. I want you to name him. Four me after hashbrowns. I hash brown is justin. He wants to know why. You both have bundy over ian anderson. Your wants know your expectations for both this season. You know. i saw that on the cesspool. That is twitter. And i thought well i do. I not rank in anderson well because he's on atlanta philly's fan. I don't think that's it. I think it's like what i saw in bundy last season. We all have our own biases. What i saw dylan bunny last season. Look pretty legit to me like that was a guy who had control. He got out of the awful place a baltimore. It's an awful place. It was an awful. It's an awful organization. I think that's fair. And because i like baltimore harbor but the point is like the orioles mess up pitchers not just jake arrieta and dylan bonday. Lots of pitchers and he got a new a new change of scenery and they fixed whatever was wrong and bondi look legit and i don bundy can do that again. In anderson's barely pitched right. I mean like how would you take a guy like that. You're just assuming he's going to put up numbers again. Whereas bill bundy's twenty-eight has been around for a long time. I mean in anderson. I look at him. He's twenty two and while that was a lot of it was also only one home run. I don't know. I tell me i'm wrong. You're when you're leagues. I don't know. I don't get it. I don't think you're wrong though. We both have them ranked have bundy ranked higher. I think you encapsulated bundy's story pretty well. The the only thing. I'll add to that. One is just that. He's a weird example. In that he has dealt with diminished fastball velocity what is compensated for by easing off the pitch throwing it a lot less often. And he's going with a splitter he added last year and he's leaning on the slider which is frankly i think is best pitch so it's a very complete set of pictures that he brings to the table and he's got evidence there and the fact that the chain of change of scenery didn't do well from makes optimistic in andersen's case. It's still a very small sample as excited as i might be about him. He showed a walk history in the minors and i wrote my notes. He's got the luis castillo and chris. Paddack problem that he's got an amazing change. Up are the rest of the pitches there yet. I think there is going to be a bit of an adjustment at some point. And i just i'm just worried. Is it happened in twenty twenty one for those are two good names. Have as far as upside though. Scott on sean murphy has dynasty upside. And if you treat the position the same dynasty as you redraft and just punt on it as well. I do i punt. He doesn't so tristan. Should answer this question. I do sean murphy. He's young he's got power but he still catcher. He's not gonna play as much as everybody else like. If you're a like like dynasty and keeper leagues are totally different things. i don't keep catchers and keeper relief dynasty. I wouldn't mind having a young catcher. Like i keep drafting and the people. I don't know who listens to this show. But like i'm a million leagues whether it's fantasy or sam and i keep i have shares joan high of texas everywhere and i think he can hit enough to be like sean murphy in a year. I think he can defend enough to win that job. So i have taking shares of young catchers like him but in a dynasty format. I don't think i'd invest a whole lot to get murphy with murphy. Might go in a spotty cost as much as a really good player and or like an older power guy. Like soir suarez. Like you could see sean murphy. Going ahead of it. Well hidden soir wires in density format. I wouldn't do it would you do it. a catcher. We also will. Rarest is going to be a star is he know frankly for suarez. No way there is no way i would take murphy over him even a dentist league. Forget it i. I wanna like sean murphy. The problem i have with him is. He's at a very difficult time staying healthy. He's got the discipline of the played. Very good walk rate feels. The on-base percentage has some decent pop not really integrate ballpark for but makes it work. But i just the injury. History makes me concern. I would lean towards no. I wouldn't build around him and to a degree. I really don't know how to answer the rest of that question about. How would you treat catchers dynasty. I think i would buy probably would punt and you do need to in a league that the take some chances if you find your guy but the problem i have with catcher is that it's not just the the the knicks the bumps and bruises the durability the wear and tear the position. It's the fact that if you're a good hitter they move you off. That i mean i think a francisco may here. It's a great example of why you invest in a catch. You might not even have eric you know in in the simply were in. Every time i take a catcher prospect. Even the guy ends up dealing with an injury. History falls into that oris ships off position every single guy. It's just not worth it to me. Invest and other spots in most honestly these i invest in starting pitching and a versatile hitting prospects power speed guys outfielders middle infielders in relief pitching and catching a dynasty format. I try to rent them from year to year. I do and if that means this year. I rent yada your molina and trevor rosa also bid i can still win like that strategy build up excess everywhere else in just trade deal with it. During the year consensus across the board their cry garage fun and or limit the burden for the long grind of a fantasy season. He wants to know if you have any advice to make a little bit more fun. That's an interesting question because the word burden kyle. Obviously this is not a burden we get to talk about right about. Play about fantasy sports for living. I love and i'm very fortunate very lucky. It's not a burden. I think my answer. This question is going to be a little bit odd to some people. What limits the fun for me and some of my leagues is the actions and behavior of some of the people in my leaks so i love a league where there's no strife there's there's everybody's committed everybody plays it the right way. I know that's silly thing that baseball announcer say. He's playing baseball. The right way brock. Holt is whatever i'm saying. Play in a fantasy baseball the right way. Don't be trouble. Don't always look for a loophole in your league. Don't always question everything that's happening. They'll be jerk jerk to the commissioner and if commissioner told me a trip to the people in the league you know pay your money on time your marbles on time. Just be a good fantasy baseball manager or football or basketball. That's fun for me. When i'm in a league with my friends or my my cohorts analysts in the industry and and nobody's a problem so i wouldn't use the word burden dance to this question but i would say that it's more fun for me when there's no problems in the league. I can just enjoy the baseball. The weekly reports maneuvering and the trading. Don't be that guy that tries to rip or girl who tries to rip everybody off in your league. It's not gonna work. We don't want you in the league. So my favorite leagues are the ones where nobody really gives me a problem or or is a problem for the league. You know is that fair. Tracinda my making sense here because it's not about. It's not a grind to me. The six-month baseball season is the best grinder. Is i love baseball of football basketball too. As much put. I liked the it's not a grind. It's fun i you can fix things over six months. Where in football you maybe. Can you know basketball. Maybe a camp but in baseball you can fix it over a long period of time so it's not a grinder a burden but it can be if there's somebody in your league is not acting like somebody that i want to act like. How about that zaire now. I think it's very fair. I think that encapsulates it well again. And i'll put aside the soapbox one. I took the other day on this one. I think your point too. If you want it to be fun you need to bring fun to the table yourself. And i think the best way to try and some years up here at least my reaction to it Same feeling sick of the next manager was this experience like for the next manager. Not just you doing it. That's something that. I don't think people take a step back and think about too often but i'll put so bucks to hear. This is the other thing for me. In terms of functionality of the league get vaccinated and get ready to get back to quote normal after all this thing and once that happens the best way in my experience to have an enjoyable fantasy baseball season is have a live draft in person with real people and enjoy the days of that is the best day of the entire calendar year for me is doing the draft of that fantasy baseball league with my friends and colleagues and whoever else i have in the league that i've carefully selected and people i enjoy seeing and playing this game with. We need to all get back to that and i actually do think that's going to improve things a lot for people who have gone through things and have found that it's a bit of a grind and from a league standpoint a little bit different on this one one of the things and eric. I'm sure you're going to agree with me on this one. If you think that the season is bur burden and it's just a grind. I get that from a lot of people that they don't enjoy the hundred and eighty plus days of playing this day in day out in that we have daily transactions and that it's all about who gets to the computer fastest who'd cycles their lineup. The most who does the homework. If that's an issue of a deep mix league. I actually really liked the fifteen team. Format have deep benches. Make sure all the relevant players rostered and make a weekly league weekly lineups and transactions once and maybe twice a week preferably once but if you need it twice a week and no more than that and it's not a big birdman then. You're actually all doing your homework at the same time. You're all playing at the same pace. Some of my favorite leagues do exactly this. We do to transaction periods twelve team longtime keeper league. I really love that league. And it's because it actually keeps it very manageable but very insightful. Both those answers. I think they're good. And i mean we're we're in the business of fun for me make a newsletter cycle at around the. Let's say it's a ten team league. Everybody does it once a week so you got to do it like three or four times a year senate out preview. The matchups breakdown the match ups that happen have fun with the be as funny as analytical as you want to trust point interaction engagement. I think that's what we're all looking for here. This is entertainment by at the end of the day. It should be a burden. Why are you. I don't. I don't like doing laundry laundry burden like so. I just won't do it for a while. Sucks and a half do but you know you get the idea here have fun. Look for ways to have fun. Would that means to me with that. Means the eric with that means the tristan is all going to be different. So i think everybody's got their own game here. But i think it's a great question you need to have fun. Doing last question here comes from mark. Twelve team keep early ten keepers apiece. He wants to know if it's worth keeping otani in a league like that. It's a daily league whereas both a pitcher andy. Utility elliott like data. You probably keep him. I mean we context of who else he has. But in a da- daily when you know he's going to be in the lineup and you know he's gonna pitch. I think the fastest way to make a league burden is making a daily league. Frank frankly am embroiled in this case tani. Yeah there's a lot of upside there. So i think you would want to take a chance by the way. Thank god for the app because without the app it will be very difficult to do daily leads. That's i sit there on my phone. And i make sure to schedule the one time of day to check lineups and then put in place Yeah the the. The context drives this to yes. It's one hundred and twenty players overall are being kept end you can maximize otani value. That's exactly the place you should keep them. And because you said it's a keeper league that keeps that number you you really do need to get guys in the short term. You're not building for ten years like it wouldn't have dynasty with your their. Greg really good at really glad to have you guys back and i want greg to know. We're really glad to have him back. Indeed here we'll circle back to trivia. Here there's one pitcher over the last five years has at least seventy five quality starts but a sub five hundred winning percentage can either one of you experts. Name him for me. We're not experts. They just put us on the show. And i don't even know why i came to mind is your favorite pitcher. I don't even think he's on a team. Rick porcello i mean but he didn't have a year where he was like eighteen and five or something so he was very close. I wasn't gonna ask trivia question if he was the answer. okay. I figure that was safe there that i don't keep track of quality starts way. Do the other stats. So i'm trying to think of who would even have that. Many quality starts a sub five hundred. That's pretty rough to be sub. Five hundred. I gotta be a team. I go to durable the trevor williams types who played for teams. That gave them no run support. Trevor williams wouldn't have made seventy five quality starts. It's like somebody like bumgarner who's been taunted. Wouldn't be might be and neither one of those all right. I'm looking him up as we go here. Had multiple losing seasons. Bumgarner is some five hundred. Seventy one quality starts when ten games in any of the last four or five years dresden like he lost a lot of games. it didn't or it did not win a lot of games. So i so. Baumgartner danny duffy i mean. Is it not doing bundy. Oh dylan bundy. I hadn't thought that he probably all juiced over five hundred. Not enough quality starts bundy just under five hundred but not enough quality k. Attention to win. Loss record. Like i go to marco gonzalez but he wanted to often fifteen games like right. That's the that's the problem. But it's a play played a league that uses this and it's hard to do it on the five year cycle. Yeah the references. Only thirteen pitchers that even have seventy five quality starts over this stretch. And here i go into laws million territory but lynn probably has also you know just shy of either. One of those is a corporate ever the answer patch. Patrick carbon is the answer forty five and forty six happy. I'm sorry because he was pitching on a bad team for a couple years but he was durable. We loved them in fantasy. We didn't care about the losses. That's a guy that comes to mind because it can baltimore pitcher and we wasn't san francisco. I was thinking of archer but he probably pissing pitch enough. That's a good question. Kyle actually just traded my Am i six by six. Quality starts over wins keeper league four. Patrick corbin i've maybe. I shouldn't have been so dismissive. I like a more than you do this year. And he's last. Spring outing was terribly walked. Like four or five. And i'm thinking i shouldn't be looking at his bring numbers. Stop looking at us. Bring numbers irk you doing last year. So it's exactly like marks question it's twelve teams and actually no it's twelve keepers and there's one hundred and forty four players get kept. Does he make the cotton that it depends. You have it always does i. I have a keeper deadline this weekend in a league. I like great commissioner. Goodguys no trouble. I've been league forever. And i have to decide on sally perez when i already have rush men and you know but it's too catchers so like south. Says he's not doing that again. Izzy but it might come down. I'm trying to think who my other guy comes. Oh sally perez nate pearson is going to be my last keeper and i wanna keep. Here's what i think is going to be good and ensure nobody would listen to this show. They were demean themselves. But would you keep me pearson. Over sally perez. You're trying to win now not knowing now. I think it's going to be great. I have enough starting pitching without pearson. Can i really keep pearson over. I can't can i it's. It's the injury be injury effectively decides it for you. I mean he's not gonna be ready for opening day and making twenty starts this year. Exactly what. I'm worried about a young player who has the durability question and who has the workload question even if it was healthy missing the beginning of the year and with no minor leagues to work himself back up. It's going to be difficult. I hate doing. I hate cutting is like a sixteen team. Twelve keeper league. I'm cutting pearson. I don't think that i would recommend doing that. But i have other keepers. That are better. And i want to win now. So be a first round. Pick providence league. Well maybe he's your first round pick in that league. Maybe he is all right. Final thoughts here. Ncaa tournament on the plan. Games are on thursday. Can't wait for that and then friday. The real stuff happens around noon eastern. I'll be watching some of attack and And then drexel dragons and then of course they make me stay up past my bedtime to watch villanova. I really appreciate it. I try to go to balance the time every night. You know very disciplined and now we're going to be past midnight watching villanova lose to a one loss team villanovans losing. There's an invention for you or it's coffee. Never never you will get you through that game half cookie. Won't i'll stay awake. I'm not staying awake next week when the sixers go out west. Come on really. That's all and by the way. Nice job flyers. Nice job nine. nothing. I mean sixers. At least you didn't have beat. I wasn't gonna say it. The best player no coaches and they were nine. Nothing kyle who is in your final four and why is gonzaga not in it. I don't want you to give away all your secrets but giveaway that one. It's a little bit of a game theory thing i've got three one series with the heat isn't the one everybody has got virginia beating in inzaghi iowa coming out of that region. The reason being it's it's an upset. I get it. It's not a hot dog. got math behind it virginia. Much better offense people realize and they played the slowest pace in the country. Gonzaga just wants to get run up and down the court fast team in the bracket this year. So if i'm picking upset. I want the favorite to be uncomfortable. I think they will be very uncomfortable if they play. Virginia virginia gets passed kovic if they're a compromise roster. I don't like this. Pick nearly as much but virginia is at full functioning firing on all cylinders. I think we get the virginia upset of number one gonzaga and it blows up everybody else's bracket like i like it. I myself but i like it. And kyle will hopefully be tweeting all weekend about. Nc play basketball star. So if you wanna win your bracket he knows what he's talking about people and that's where he will be published on twitter. Kyle's awesome at nc double a basketball and the brackets. And all that. And i guess. I'll fill out a bracket to i mean what's the worst that could happen. You know finishing last winning s chiang's dead you don't jinx it eric's ponytail. That's the name of the bracken. You have to beat. It's mano a mano you against your ponytail pandemic. i understand you guys have risked your life to get haircuts. But i'm not doing it. My hair doesn't grow in a ponytail. It goes it's like an afro anything control my hair so out of control right now i even okay. You're right that's enough enough's enough. I can't do it anymore. I mean i put it in a ponytail beginning this show and the pony got popped out just yelling. This show both a very understanding wife. That's thirteen months later. You admit that she's right. Mr get cut and i gave my thirteen months to tell her like the and we're done there. There's no point in apologize married for a long time. It's a little different. You've been married for like a year or two. I think we should stop now. I believe rebecca on monday for two a week or two a week until the end of time where something like that. Enjoy the hoops over the next few days. We're looking for more baseball before things tip off. buster only. Has you covered on his baseball tonight podcasts. And make sure to check that out as well. i'm tired. I need to eat lunch. That is it today show trista. Advocaat graphic kospi. Everybody have an awesome weekend with back on monday.

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The Batman Casting, Bob Igers Marvel & Star Wars Revelations, Micronauts & Will Smith Finally breaks bad

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The Batman Casting, Bob Igers Marvel & Star Wars Revelations, Micronauts & Will Smith Finally breaks bad

"Hello everyone and welcome to slash on daily for Tuesday. September twenty fourth two thousand eighteen. Today's upset weren't talked with the latest film TV News. This is slash on editor in chief. Peter Surround read engineering antedates podcasts clash Film Weekend Editor Brennaman Senior Editor Ben Pearson. Hey what's going on. We will have a water cooler. We're episode tomorrow. I promise our schedule is just so messed up. We have people at three different writers that two different festivals around the world. It's kind throwing things into a little bit of a mess here had slashed headquarters so we'll try to do our water episode tomorrow and even that will be without Jakup and crafts so we'll get to it Let's dive into the news yesterday. After we recorded some news. Actually a bunch of different for news from the Batman hit the web some casting than what do we know yes. A new report says that Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Commissioner Gordon in the Batman for Director Matt Reeves You may know Jeffrey right from his work in Westworld who's also in Casino Royale. He plays a Felix lighter the CIA agent who is a friend and cohort of James Bond and he's actually going to be reprising that role very soon in the next James Bond film no time to die and and this is kind of awesome casting is I think because right you know he he's. He's a really good He's really good at doing that at being like an exposition machine and and keeping things interesting. He's done stuff like that. In movies like source code and Westworld seems like all his character does is just you know explain things or wander around wondering what the Hell is going going on but the sidekick thing the Felix lighter James Bond things shows that he can he do that too. He plays a somebody with authority very well and I think it's really exciting to think about the idea of Jeffrey Wright standing next to Robert Patent since Batman and you know talking on a roof or something so I I hopefully you know he's one of those. Jim Gordon's in the movies that actually has a little bit more to do than just stand around on a rooftop talking because I think right has proven that he can do that but even if it's just you know a brief the small role. I think it's exciting stuff yeah. No while said I'm wondering is this the first time that Commissioner Gordon has been a person of color. I mean because like traditionally it's it's a white person. Traditionally Gotham is kind of a cesspool of you know. There's racists. There's it it is kind of like you know. I guess based on Olden Day like New York City. So do we know has they're like because it's interesting that Matt Reeves. Is You know bringing a new look to commissioner regarding here yeah I'm trying to. I'm rapidly looking looking this up right now to see if maybe the only one I can think of is maybe like somebody in I don't remember who played commissioner Gordon in the Lego Batman man movie. Oh here it is Hector Elizondo Played Out Jim Gordon in the Lego Batman movie and that's the only one that I could think of that would be a non white person. Maybe if listeners know of any others in any other incarnations of Batman across the years feel free to let us know that's yeah I would definitely want to know that and it does look like they were looking for a person of color for this role Brad. You learn some stuff right yeah so actually a while back in addition of Superhero bits we highly little story that came from Jeff Snyder who he was mentioned a little news tidbits on podcast that aren't quite enough for like a scooper a story or something like that and he had mentioned that Mahershala Ali from Green Book and soon to be Marvel's blade was actually offered the role of Commissioner Gordon but he turned it down because he wanted to play blade at marvel crazy and also yesterday. We got some other her. Batman casting news this one in the Villain Department Ben. Would we now yeah just minutes after Jeffrey Wright news came out a separate report came out not saying that Jonah Hill the two time Oscar nominee is also in talks to join the cast. There's been some disagreement about who he's supposed to be playing wing apparently that disagreement actually extends to him and his team and Warner Brothers the studio that is making the Batman as well because Howard reporter said that hell is in early talks is to play either the the penguin or the Ridler in the new movie although there was you know they can't seem to agree on which person he should play and there's a chance that they might not not be able to come to an agreement and the whole thing could sort of fall apart and then even after that collider reported that hill was actually eyeing the role of the ridler so it seems like there's you know the it's definitely shifting scenario right now. you know they. They don't know what the I guess. There's some some back and forth about what Joan hills rate should be in the movie. Apparently he's asking for something like ten million dollars which is apparently more than double what Robert Pattinson is supposed to be making the liberal so we were talking earlier and Brad's like well. Robert Pattinson hasn't been nominated for two Oscars so maybe that somebody could do with that so it sounds like you know there's just there's a lot of negotiations going on behind the scenes and I suspect what we're hearing more about this very soon. It sounds to me like they want. Jonah hill to play a penguin but knowing the physical transformation Jonah. Hill has gone through the last few years. It seems like that's a role that he would not want to take a wondering what you guys think. Should he be ridler or the Penguin. I would personally rather see him. As the Ridler it seems too easy to put him in the role of the penguin much in the same way that seems kind of obvious to put Josh Gad in the role of the penguin which he was kind of messed with fans that he might be cast in the role and was really just joking around about it and I think I would like to see him. Take on a role that it doesn't require him to just be you know a bigger guy playing a menacing person but do do something a little bit different so that's what I'm about or I'd like to propose. Maybe that he he plays a new villain. That is a combination of the penguin and the riddler called the pillar that what do you think I mean. It's really hard to top the peddler. Peter I I don't know I feel like he would be a good penguin as well. If that is indeed something and he's actually interested in doing even though as you alluded to Peter he's sort of slimmed down in recent years and he sort of like ping pong back and forth you know based on the roles that he's playing stuff like that so I'm actually I haven't seen a recent picture of what he looks like in this exact moment but even if he's like a skinnier slimmer version of the Penguin. I think that'd be interesting and I think he could pull off. You know that sort of a rich socialite socialite kind of thing and depending on how modern approach they wanna take that you know the movie itself is supposed to be sort of a throwback you know like an old school detective kind of thing but if it set in modern day it might be interesting to see. I don't know like the penguin as like a tech bro kind of got like like somebody somebody like that and I could see Jonah. Hill sort of playing that role to perfection so I don't know there's still so early in the process and they're just just getting started with this casting stuff and we haven't really heard much about what exactly these characters are going to be like in this nation baton. I just can't imagine Jonah Hill like as is a fast talking. ridler like ridler traditionally like says these like really fast like quips and riddles instead of the guy. I mean hence the name and that does not seem like Joan Hill at all but I don't know what else I'm very interested in. This movie Matt Reeves. you know has done no wrong in my. I book so I'm excited to see what he put together with the Batman but let's move on from D. C. to Marvel. Let's talk about how Disney I guess. The D- first of all Bob Iger has a book coming out and he's relate a bunch of stories in this book that have become news. The first of which is that Disney almost almost bought Marvel studios before two thousand nine but there was a reason why that didn't happen. Brad would yes for those who are interested by bikers new book is called the ride of a lifetime lessons learned from fifteen years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company. It's out now and like Peter said there's these fun little stories coming out of it and this one involves the opportunity that Disney was proposed by former Disney CEO Michael Eisner who brought up the idea of acquiring marvel characters before there was even really a marvel studios and before iron man had been released. Disney bought Marvel Studios in two thousand nine after after at least of iron man before the marvel cinematic universe was even truly formed but at the time they were worried that this would quote tarnish rush the brand of Disney and that's mostly because they were still very much focused on simply family friendly entertainment animated stuff. You'll nothing like the characters that they already had and so it was they just didn't really want to lean into that edgier territory so in the book your says quote when he's talking about the trinity by Marvel again. He says this isn't the first time marvel has been on Disney's radar early in my time working for Michael. I attended a staff lunch in which he floated the idea of acquiring them a handful of executives around the table. Objected Marvel was too edgy. They said it would tarnish the Disney brand. There was an assumption at the time internally and among members of the board that Disney was a single monolithic brand. Our businesses existed existed beneath the Disney umbrella. I sent the Michael Knew better but any reaction to the brand or suggestion that it wasn't being managed well. He took personally so say what you will about Michael Eisner but that's a hell of a foresight that he had to say. Hey we need to get our hands on all these marvel characters actors and do something with them because this could be a big deal and it took me Bob Eiger stepping up to actually do something about it and now look at where Disney and the marvel cinematic universe is now yeah. No I mean I know we've talked in the past on the podcast. Alternate universes were other things happened. Imagine if Disney had acquired Marvel Arvo in that time with Michael Eisner as the head like what would marvel look like today like I feel like it would be a completely different marvel double like the marvel cinematic universe as we know it and it would probably be a lot more. PG We probably wouldn't have gotten Tony Stark. I actually I'm actually not sure sure if it would have been more. PD because I do wonder because Michael Eisner was also the guy who was behind Hollywood pictures you know who were the ones who who did the more a-rated fair and adult movies like judge dredd and the Rock and Nixon and so I I do wonder if maybe he had an idea of making that something that you know was intentionally the little bit more edgy than what Disney intended and expanding in the way that they have now because now they have this studios that sure is family friendly but it's not as family family friendly as something like Disney's usual fair and and the same can be said about star wars yeah that makes good segue because they didn't he bought Star Star Wars few years later later Bob Iger Hin is booked talks about how George Lucas got edged out of Star Wars with the Force Awakens Ben. Would we learn yes tells a story about how Disney purchased some of George Lucas's early outlines for the three new movies and they on according dagger he says the Disney like made it clear that they would not be contractually obligated to use any of Lucas's ideas and it sounds like something may have gotten lost in translation because because here here here's the quote from his book he says early on Kathy Kennedy bought a brought to J.j Abrams and Michael Art up to Northern California to meet with George at his ranch and talk about their ideas. The film Georgia immediately got upset as they began to describe the plot and it dawned on him that we weren't using one of the stories he submitted during the Goshi. The truth was they had discussed the direction in which the saga should go and we all agreed that it wasn't what George had outlined. George knew. We weren't contractually bound to anything but he thought that are buying the story treatments. This was a tacit promise that we would follow them and he was disappointed that his story was being discarded. So that's the quote there and you know we've heard stories like this before some of them actually in George Lucas's own words but it's sort of interesting to hear your perspective on the whole thing and there's even another in their of like the Eiger describing George Lucas's I viewing of the Awakens Yeah Yeah. He says just prior to the global global release. Kathy screened the Force Awakens for George. He didn't hide his disappointment. There's nothing new he said in each of the films in the original trilogy it was important to him to present new worlds new stories new characters and new technologies in this one. He said there weren't enough visual or technical leaps forward. He wasn't wrong but he also wasn't appreciating the pressure. We were under to give ardent fans film. It felt quincy quintessentially Star Wars Wars. We'd intentionally created a world it was visually and totally connected to the earlier films not to stray too far from what people loved and expected and George was criticizing us for the very thing we were trying to do so that that's a small portion of his quote there and I think that's the big Defense of the force awakens that every fan of that movie has right like it's so obvious that they were trying to course correct from what had happened in the prequels and get people back into that magic of the original trilogy Elegy in terms of tone and visuals and yes they had to copy a lot of things to to do that but I think by introducing those new characters and making them so lovable interesting interesting from the start. That's the big defense right that that Abrams was boxed in but he did the best with the circumstances that he had to to make this movie under I just wonder are. Do you think we'll ever get a chance to see those treatments that jerky throat like I I feel like they could at least adapt those into a book or comic book or something like there's something to be made that but then on the other hand that like you know you're compare as a company. Disney as a company is like you're putting that out there like gives fans some bait to you know be like Oh Jorge's version. It's like the Snyder cut that that same argument I don't know I feel like maybe after this trilogy. The SKYWALKER SAGA comes to an end and maybe like a few years after that maybe once the Star Wars Franchise has moved on into neutral gies and new stories and stuff. Maybe with enough time having passed for like this trilogy to sort of maybe begin to cement its own legacy. Maybe they would allow something like that Brad. Do you think that Disney would ever let that story be told in any way it feels unlikely and pretty much for the same reason that Peterson I I just can't imagine that they would release it simply because it would undermine what has been done and you would just be emboldening the fans be like Oh. That's so much much better with your let George Lucas I wanted to do. I will say that you know before star. Wars are sold to Disney. They did released a graphic novel version of the Star Wars which was George Lucas's original treatment for star wars original script and it was done in the style of Ralph Macquarie's original concept art and I was so excited to get this thing because he was like going to see what the first draft of like star wars would have been like you know envisioned as and it was horrible so I'd say the myself. I've read it once. it is an interesting experiment experiment but but that exists so that exists. Maybe this could exist is what I'm saying but you know what we're talking about Star Wars the force awakens that I remember when that movie is coming out. They did this big thing called force Friday and they've done that for every star wars movie sense but the hubbub around force Friday. It doesn't seem to be as big nowadays today they announced. They're doing a triple force Friday Brad. Would we know well. We already. NUTRICIA force Friday was was coming. It's happening on October fourth and it's called trip before Friday because it will see the release of new merchandise for three different star wars properties. We will see the the first merchandise four star wars skywalker. We'll get merchandise for the man to Laurean and also the new video game star Wars Djeddai Fallen Order in those latter two. We'll be released in November while rising skywalker comes in December and so it's always customary that there's a big toy released for the the new toys and t shirts and lunch boxes and everything before the New Star Wars movie because a lot of that stuff hit shelves early and it's kind of the first real good glimpse that we start getting at certain characters and learning more story details and ships in all kinds of stuff so that happened on October fourth but this week they'll be a sneak preview of a lot of the stuff that will be coming to show next week on on September twenty six. There'll be a livestream at two PM eastern time idle have cast members from skywalker man delorean and odds assertion iphone or a video game seeing some of their action figures and stuff for the first time it'll be the first fans get to see what they'll be able to buy next week so that you you can kind of plan ahead and figure out you know which toys and stuff you. WanNa buy might even be a good way to plan for Christmas presents for your kids. If you have a star wars fans among your family and I always love when they do this because I every single time there's been a new star wars movie with the exception of a solo since I didn't really care as much then I've gone to whatever stories arrays open at midnight and bring the toys out to get my hands on some of the black series figures and usually a few Foco pops that come out. Do you feel like I remember that original force Friday Friday. I went to the store and like they were sold out of everything immediately like they did not stock enough of like the phone Co.. Pops that in stock enough of the black series figures like has it gotten better yes and no so for the last. Jedi was definitely easier to get a hold steph but it seemed like they had less stuff ready at least for the launch at the store that I went to I went to when I went for force Friday. It's they weren't quite prepared or at least the store. Why wouldn't you and it Kennedy's because I live in a more less populated area that the store was like whatever we don't care but I was. I was still able to get everything I wanted but it just seemed like they didn't have as big of a stockpile ready to go this time. I'm not sure if that's just because of a drop in popularity or if they're just kind of hedging their bets and seeing you know what really sells well. I Cellino what to make more oh so they're not stuck with a bunch of constables yu-gi-oh figures again. Do you think we're actually going to learn anything about the movie from these toy releases because like you said even with force awakens there that constables UV. Yo figure and he is only in the film I think someone said for like three frames in the background of a scene or something like that like I feel like especially with jj in his mystery box. Were just GONNA get like the regular characters and assist trooper yeah. I think if we'll learn anything anything extra it'll probably come from the books that will be released but even even a lot of the books that have sensitive information them get held until much closer to the release the movie even even just after the release of the movie so I think we'll get a few details here and there but I imagine they're playing this one even closer to the vast than they did the previous movies abuse for sure and they always released a series of toys after the movie gets released to that early bit more spoiler that crack the at yeah yeah the well the waves will come out after the movie usually involves the characters that you were waiting to see until after the movie came out speaking of Jj speaking of toys he was originally attached to do the microdots and that movie has now found a new director in how to train your dragons Dean Do. Blouse Ben. Would we now yeah yeah so the train you're dragging. Director is going to be writing and directing the live action scifi movie microdots which is based on the popular nineteen seventy seventy kid's toy that spawned a marvel comic. I think actually in our interview with him earlier this year he told you that he's basically spent a a decade of his life making how to train your dragon movies and he he said. I hope to do something live-action at some point and it sounds like this is it he's he's making the Microsoft movie before paramount so this is a movie that's supposed to be in the Hasbro cinematic universe which will connect with characters from Gi Joe Mask and Rahm Raum and man strap in guys because I'm about to give you a description of microdots. I I never played with these toys growing up so I'm I'm completely unfamiliar with this as has like a piece of intellectual property but this description sounds completely insane so here we go the migrants came from the small universe micro verse. Yes which was full of strange planets like the human inhabited homework old which is made up of diverse spherical habitats linked together in the fashion of molecular chain I mean are you still with me. I barely like even that first sentence. I'm like wait what okay at someone writing the synopsis. That seems like it's information formation that we don't mean to know they're painting a picture of the larger microdots atmosphere a resistance assembles in response to the threat posed by immortal dictator later known as Baron cars of who gained control of the home world through the creation of the body banks where life extending brain transplants are performed on the rich which an inhuman genetic alterations on the poor so how any of this has to do. You know what I mean. This has to do with a goofy looking a toy series. I'm not sure because that sounds like a really sort of like dark dystopia staifi premise which is not really something that I would expect from the director of how to train your dragon which is a trilogy. That's mostly like I would say soaring and lights in the end it deals with some some heavy issues but it certainly has a light-touch. I'm not sure how you're going to be able to put a light touch on the micro and hot. That's the foundation on which is helping built well. They put a light touch on the transformers franchise. I spend so that I guess that's true with like Bumblebee that was that had a little bit of a lighter tone than the the sort of by the way I was joking about them. Putting a letter the Bumblebee was way lighter than like age of extinction or whatever those later Michael where okay I also have not played with the microdots. It's like it's so do these characters exist at a small size in our world. Is that what it is. I have no idea Peter I'm very curious to see how the because especially if they do right like maybe they have like ant man style technology or something where they can were there actually really tiny any and they could use that technology to build up the world around them and make that visually interesting but then how do those characters than interact with Gi Joe and mask and wrong and some of these other Hasbro characters later on down the line. I mean that's just seems I don't know I. It seems like they're they're getting ambitious over. There has cinematic universe verse. That's for sure Brad. You're arisen toy matic. Do you know anything about the maker nuts no not in the least. It sounds so weird wagging. I don't even know what's going on with that description or anything. It's it sounds totally nuts well. I'll say this I do like how to train your dragon movies. At least the first one in the last one maybe not the middle one so much but they they were all visually really stunning and I'm excited to see what deemed boss can do live action but let's move onto our final story for today and that is a bit of casting for a will Smith Movie Brad we now will Smith is about to get dark. He has signed on to finally play a bad guy. The council is a new movie that Netflix is working on that will tell the True Story Story of Nicky Barnes who has they boss of a crime syndicate made above seven black men who ruled Harlem in the Nineteen Seventies and one thousand nine hundred eighty s largely thanks wchs to revolutionary revolutionizing the drug trade by partnering with the Italian Mafia and this all unfolded in New York City during that Time Anna China the name Nicky Barnes sounds familiar. That's because that was the rival Frank Lucas who is the character that Denzel Washington played in American can gangster so we'll Smith will play Nicky Barnes and big no mistake. This is not some guy who was you know a wrongfully convicted criminals like that this was a bad dude who led a crime syndicate that went to war with other mobs and their bosses and did very very bad things the script coming from Peter landsman who wrote concussion which also starred will Smith. There doesn't seem to be director attached yet so this is still in development lemon over it net flicks but I for one. I'm excited simple because we'll smith has long held back from playing characters like this now. He even famously turned down. Django unchained unchain because he felt Django is a character was too vengeful and the movie would be too violent for him to be able to do and still have a conscious conscience about it so seeing seeing him take on a character like this. I think is excited to be because we we've yet to see him really cut loose as far as being an angry. You know really just just bad motherfucker so I think this could be really cool to see but do you really think we're GonNa see that or do. You think we're GONNA see the like the you know the less less cut down version of that to satisfy will smith who has been kind of reluctant to play a bad guy his entire career I mean I don't know how how you do that because I'll tell you that the New York Times described Nicky Barnes as quote the notorious defacto incarnation of Ron O'Neal Gordon Parks Juniors nineteen seventy two film superfly they also described as flamboyant dope peddler who flooded Harlem and other black neighborhoods with heroin led cops frivolous one hundred mph car chases and redefined redefined blink so I don't think that you can play this character as being reserved or anything like that and I think that this performance really should be along the lines of something like Denzel Washington's performance in American gangster and as Frank Lucas he was tough and he was just a ruthless guy. Okay that brings us to the end of today's slash on daily. You can find more overwork. 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MLB Marlins Coronavirus Outbreak, Plus Dodgers v. Astros Rivalry

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MLB Marlins Coronavirus Outbreak, Plus Dodgers v. Astros Rivalry

"Commissioner Rob Manford. Thank you for being here. There's been a covid nineteen outbreak among the Miami. Marlins it is a crisis, obviously unwelcome, not totally unanticipated in today's world. Now, we know that to baseball. Games have been postponed this evening in Philadelphia in Miami. What can you tell us about? The Major League baseball schedule going forward beyond tonight. We'll our first concern. Obviously is the health of the players and their families, and making sure that we do everything possible. To minimize the spread of the virus among our employees We've been fortunate so far we've done. Tens of thousands of tests are positive. Rate has been point four percent, so we feel like the protocols have worked pretty well. That's MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred weighing in on the corona virus outbreak in the Marlins clubhouse, as of now the season in moving forward with tonight's dodgers Astros game the League's marquee matchup. But the nature of how the virus spread and weather the League could have done more to stop. It has led many to ask if any American sport can survive without a bubble. Today Espn Baseball reporter Alden Gonzales brings us the latest on the Marlins then takes us to Houston for a rematch of a world series, but since come into question. I mean it comes. It's Tuesday June twenty eighth. This is ESPN daily. Alden how you doing? I don't know what I am right now. You and a lot of folks in and around Major League, baseball because while last week the League got off to a mostly successful start minus von Soto test. The last forty eight hours have been difficult. Things have been chaotic. And you and I are talking right now on Monday afternoon and we know that eleven Miami. marlins players in two coaches have tested positive for coronavirus. I mobile postponed the MARLINS oils game as well as the Yankees. Phillies game that was slated for today because the phillies played Miami over the weekend in were potentially exposed. Alden, the League's owners meeting today to discuss the outbreak. What came out of that? Woman. I tell you the big thing that didn't come out of that. In that is that there were no serious discussions yet about the possibility of cancelling this season, which was obviously the question that came up on everybody's minds when they see sort of an outbreak like this, take place. What happened with the Marlins in Philadelphia was just a reminder of how fragile this season is. It's a reminder of the fact that Major League. Baseball is trying to stay to season in the middle of an escalating public health crisis in a country that obviously hasn't been able to corral the corona virus. Any little one thing can send this season spiraling. But the one thing Meena you kept hearing when baseball got back, and the positive cases were lower than people anticipated, and there started to be a little bit of optimism about a spots. Chances of actually making this happen for one thing you can make being reminded of was at once. The season began layers were going to start travel. They were GONNA go on the airport. Security you're going to get on planes? They were GONNA. Stay on, hold stay in hotels and the complications of actually making this work. We're going to be incredibly more difficult than it was. When those guys were just in their own home, cities were already seen that be really difficult, and it is only the first four days of the season. There's a lot that starring about this including number of tests, but especially jarring is the revelation that the marlins players after learning about the positive tests decided in a group chat apparently. To play. They let the phillies now. And then the phillies also decided to play, and apparently that was sufficient. Does that surprise you? I think what's interesting about. This isn't like the sensibilities of Clare's or sort of the tenants that players hold onto. Don't necessarily apply situations like it's what I mean by. That is that athletes always operate under this mantra of suck it up? Play through injury clay. Hart show up every day. Do the best that you can do and when you're talking about a public health crisis when you're talking about the coronavirus pandemic in a situation where this virus spreads so easily. Those sensibilities don't apply here. They've been operating under a similar mindset like this their entire lives. It's what sort of made them great in their at their sport, which is just. Suck it up and play in. Get on with it, and that's why it can't be their decision. Major League Baseball at the very least, and at most a third party is going to have to intervene in this in these matters, because if not. This is going to continue despite a web, this season is going to be compromised and even worse. The pandemic in this country is going to get even worse. You mentioned that as of now there are no plans to stop the season just stopping these games. Do you think anything is going to change going forward? I. Don't think Major, League Baseball. Has that answer before the season began released this really extensive. Manual was more than a hundred pages. That I read through. That was one of the most difficult things that I've ever seen in my life and. Nowhere in that operations manual, is there any sort of protocol for what it would take to shut season down in terms of the type of outbreaks? How many players affected? None of that stuff is just sort of. We'll know it when we see it sort of thing and I think that Nina is where baseball is going to face an ethical question, and this has always been a question about morality stage in the season. Given what we're going through as a country is. How much risk are you willing to tolerate? How much are you willing to put other people's Health at risk to you could go on with this season, and to the you could reap the financial benefits that come with I don't know what it's going to take, but I hope it doesn't take much more than that were major league baseball to apply good sense here and not continue on. It continues to put people at risk. So Eldon I wanted to talk to you about the dodgers. Astros game happening on Tuesday and we're going to in a minute, but first what if you've been hearing from teams in the West about how this outbreak will or won't affect them? I think there is just general thanks because. Every team knows that it could happen to them. And everything could seem totally normal one day and then the next day. They're they're one of the victims of the just the same way that the marlins work. The real sobering reality here is that the test that these players tape the regular tests if they're eysenck thematic, the ones that are taking every other day, there's a lag time for them to get results. So what that means is that we're a thirty six hour period, or for at the very least for an entire work. There are players in that facility that might be ason thematic, but they're carrying virus could spread it to others. That's to sort of. POW Browser this whole thing is where. Even given how extensive the protocols are! There is a very real possibility of domestic carriers in these facilities, and that's where the diligent with the social distancing the mask wearing is so important, but Upholding that twenty four seven every second of the day. All of them. Abiding by that is exceedingly difficult. 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See how far extra mile can really go by taking the first step into an authorized mercedes-benz van dealership for a test drive today Mercedes Benz Vans. Some equipment described as optional. So, Now only part of MLB is on hold and the Astros in dodgers, perhaps the most eagerly-awaited match up of the early part of the season. Well, it's still happening now. Everything else aside. This is exciting because of the rather fraught history between these teams which we will discuss, and also because this is a up. That wasn't even supposed to happen this year. How did we get here? Pandemic. And, that pandemic. Force the season be only sixty games, and it forced teams to only travel regionally, which met and L. West teams like the dodgers would travel to face. Ale West teams like the Astros, they played them four times. And it's awesome. I think I would be able to see these teams play. Unless they met in the world series, which as good as they were, it seemed very unlikely. It should be a lot of fun. But I can't help but feel that it's somewhat diluted by the circumstances. And I think if you listen to the dodgers players. You kinda get that sense to. So I WANNA, ask you more about the dodgers deep bench, and all those expectations, but I want to ask you about the Astros, who are of course a very good team with a very stack team, but They're in a tough spot. They were a few days ago because they're ace justin. Verlander is injured now is questioned about how injured he tweeted a forearm sprain, and he's at necessarily out for the season, but regardless of how long he's out Alton. How much will it hurt this team to lose him for any amount of time? Any starting pitcher injury is incredibly heightened because of how much shorter this season is, that is especially the case when you look at a starting pitcher, who is good and his dominant Justin? Verlander and it is especially the case when you consider the context of Justin. Verlander on bad team. There were already questions about the astros starting rotation going into the season because he lost Garrett Cota the Yankees. Now, they're gonNA lose Justin verlander for an undetermined amount of time. Look, that lineup at the Astros can roll out on a daily basis is. Their bullpen is still very good. They still look like the most talented team in that division. But consider how much they wrote Justin Verlander Garrett Cole last year, two guys who either one of could won the Cy Young Award now the Senate don't have both you're not going to have a coal year. Who knows how long did they won't have Justin Verlander? It's going to hurt them great. Well if the astros were to embrace the Super Villain role as you've laid out, one thinks it would start with this very game. which involves a rivalry that dates back to two thousand seventeen, as we've discussed when the Astros defeated, the dodgers in seven games, earning their first world series win. Swing a ground ball for altoona out on the outfield grass off the I had the Houston Astros have claimed that city's first ever World Series Championship. Now of course that win has some believe a bit of an asterisk next to it after MLB investigated the team and found that they were using technology to steal signs throughout the season. The Astros are being penalized for cheating. In the twenty seventeen season, the team's manager and general manager had been fired. The team's been fined five million dollars, and it's lost its first and second round draft selections for the next two seasons. Looking back. Do you think it's feasible or even likely that l.? A. Would've won that series of Houston hadn't cheated. I'm not saying they definitely would've, but if you look at that series I'm sure every single player on the two thousand seventeen dodgers. Hyper examined every single part of those seven game. There were so many things within that series. That could've just tipped the balance the scales in any direction. That's why. When you heard the dodgers talk about this during spring training, you could just sort of. Feel their anger. It's frustrating. It's really frustrating. I think that. This gives you a conversation. I can go on for quite some time I've never heard other players trash on their colleagues. The way that the dodgers did during spring training thought the apologies were whatever. I mean these guys were chained for three years. It didn't surprise me. It sounded like. Maybe they're more remorseful after the scripted press conference I guess, or whatever they did without van Bregman, but I mean it wasn't. I wasn't surprising. You know they didn't get punished. So why would they end up feeling like? They showed a lot of remorse. For statement you know. I think it's obvious why. The dodgers feel like the astros literally stole something from. They feel like they took money out of their pockets and food off the table, so to speak because. They cheated to get it advantage. And you heard it most strongly out of somebody like cody bellinger, who said flat out? Roselle! STOLEN MVP from Aaron, judge. People don't realize is. I'll to stolen MVP from judge in seventeen. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us. I mean even Clayton Kershaw. WHO NEVER SAYS ANYTHING? He said something about it. You know some of those guys seemed remorseful. Some of those guys said the right things gave a good apology, and that's great I'll move on with that, and then you get the owner up there saying some dump stuff and it's like wh-. What's going on? It's just. How can you be that ignorant to the situation? And if you look at just Clayton Kershaw only. The narrative that people paint about clean Kershaw not being a big game pitcher is mostly drawn from gained five of the two thousand seventeen. World series. Clayton Kershaw said of himself that he wishes that he knew how many pitches the astros new was. What was coming that night, but he can't, so he's going to try his best to move on from it. But that one night. If he doesn't give up those leads. Think about just how different his career is. Do. You think we're GONNA. See any tensions at all. Flare Up during the game. Well I can tell you this. We asked Ross stripling in spring training, and he just he sort of thought about it for a little while, and he said that you know what he would probably consider throwing than if you're pitching against them this year. Now. I have to say that those were under different circumstances when it didn't seem like the dodgers for going to face the Astros this year. Maybe that has changed over the last few months, but Alex would actually made the point and he's absolutely right about this. If you're pitcher and you throw at one of the Astros hitters. You might draw suspension, which means that you would get more of a punishment yourself than any of those astros players did for illegally stealing signs for at least two seasons and I thought that brought the point home. If it was a normal season. They would be punished sort of morally. Reputation, lead by the fans, there would be booing and signs and banners trash cans at every field, but there are no fans and I. Don't think the cardboard ones have the ability or initiative to boo. So do you think that has made things easier for Houston someway? Absolutely I think the Astros have probably been recast benificiaries of this season being as weird as it is, and it's because. Obviously there are bigger things going on in the world in general and so sports, baseball specifically is just not on the forefront of a lot of people's minds right now. But I think if you listen to how the dodgers demanded questions recently about facing the Astros and. They were so strong against them. As recently as spring training, but no matter if they win five world series in a row, nothing that they do is going to the pain that they felt from now winning that series. Nothing is going to replace the fact that they felt like they should have won that series. Well they'll never get the two thousand seventeen world series back, but Alden they've got a good shot at this one so after the break let's talk about how good the dodgers are, and how strong their chances are of winning the whole thing. The final twenty two teams have made their way to Orlando in that Disney bubble, and they are ready to get back onto the court. While the ending of this year season will be different than what we're used to. In the NBA, they're still going to be tons of exciting action, and there is no better place to get in on that action. Van With draft chicks the. 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Who is twenty two years old until one hundred MPH sneaking spots? And I'm sure a lot of people look at that and thought. This is just not fair and I think that is emblematic of who the dodgers are. They are a team that has all the resources and the revenue streams to do whatever they want, and then they also balance that with being one of the smartest most well run. In baseball. It isn't any more evident than fact that Buki. BEDS GOES TO LA. Roots in La, he has spent a combined six weeks with his new dodgers teammates and he decides. You know what I don't need to be a free agent. Adam need to play the season out. I'm never going to be out in the open market. That's okay I'm good here. Give me my value and I'm just GONNA. Stay here. And guess what! Nobody batted in odd. That's how good the dodgers. Why do you think bets signed the deal? I mean besides the fact that it's over three hundred sixty million dollars. The thinking was. He's going GONNA be a free agent next year right and he wanted to set a new standard for other players in this was reportedly why Boston let him walk in the first place, but then as you said he comes to this team that he's never even played for, and he decided to stick around for the long term. I think some people might disagree with me on this I. Feel like. Even given the circumstances of this year. Where you have a shorter season and you're not gonNA. Have Fans and games and. Major League Baseball. Owners are staring at this very uncertain financial future. I felt all along that transcended star like Mookie Betts, was going to get his money regardless. When you're dodger spring training, you sort of get an up close look at just the talent pipeline route that system and you see so many young pitchers so many young hitters who look like they're going to be starts. It just makes you think that this is sort of an unending. Wendo at just is going to be spitting out these great players where a guy like bets comes here in. He doesn't feel like he wants to play anywhere else. People who do not at the dodgers are at home right now. PUKING, listening to you describe this baseball. Utopia that somehow competing in the long term, but in the short term but building for the long term and making players WanNa stay, so let me ask you this. What is their weakness? If there has to be one this season small sizes? Sixty Games over one hundred sixty two game season. Talent usually wins out. Depth usually wins out I think the best example of that was in two thousand eighteen, where the dodgers were coming off that proverbial hangover from that loss of the Astros in the prior world series they got off to an incredibly slow start, but because the season was so long, they were able to catch up, and their talent just caught up to the league. I mean it back to the world series this year sixty games, you could be a team like the dodgers who coast by everybody during the regular season. And then at the end of the day, your season is going to come down to one three game series. Any baseball team could lose two of three games any baseball team could lose. Three or five or four of seven, and that's the dodgers biggest weakness. So one last question out in this series is in Houston so you won't be there, but the Astros are going to come to Los Angeles in September to play in dodger stadium. Unfortunately as we've discussed, there will not be rowdy fans, but there will be cardboard cutouts including a cardboard cutouts for fan dogs. I'm thinking about submitting one of Lenny. Although that would be sort of the trail to the mariners in any case, I imagine you will be there. What is it like right now at dodgers stadium? It's eerie. I'm so used to that place being packed to the Gills, and during the playoffs during had moments. I remember being in the press box will start shaking because you remember. Dodger stadium is quite old, and it just feels weird. They put in the pipe the noise and you know when I. Watch it on TV seems fine, but when you're there in person, it's really hard to distinguish it. There you're sitting sort of. Just below the press box and you're staring down at the field, but you're also looking at the back of about five thousand cardboard cutouts. At the outfield wall and it's just made up of a bunch of huge banners just so they could get some advertising revenue out of this. and. I can't imagine what that Astro. Series would've been Mike. Dodger Stadium advanced been allowed. When all this went down, it was even a huge fan group of dodger fans that were planning this huge expedition to go down to Angel Stadium just to boo the Astros because they're. I wrote series was going to be thirty miles south in Orange County. And? They had gone to dodger stadium. It would have been incredible, and it would have been unlike probably anything that I ever experienced. Now the only thing I can hope for. Is that maybe dodger stadium. People who run this stuff could maybe I've been some booze from time to time. I say they're piping in crowd noise. You throw in a few cans being banged on no one's GONNA jacked right. Really SORTA stretch. The creativity of the dodgers and I really hope that they don't disappoint. If they did that. People would go. And Ryan would love it. The dodgers have rule and he's the best. Theatre rule the organised. And I'm sure he's GonNa. Come up something. This guy like the man. Thanks so much. Thank you. I mean times, and this has been ESPN daily. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

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National Treasure

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

45:22 min | 1 year ago

National Treasure

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight. PODCAST for Wednesday October sixteenth two thousand nineteen you're only producing back in Bristol Troy Farkas and troy the last time a Washington baseball team played in the world series this speech was made crossed shorts in the end the Yankees did not score off a Garrett Cole seven innings despite all those runners on base with his back up against the wall everybody who knows baseball knows how easily the ball can get out of here to right field and that one was perfect a career high five walks the Yankees had traffic all the time this is what it sounded like in the bottom of the fifth inning two runners on base to Audi Gregori right field and it is to nothing Houston my man Dan showman with that call now in this game Garrett Cole was four less than add Yankee Stadium of the American League Championship series yet Garrett Cole on the Mound for the Astros Luis Severino on the mound for the Yankees and from your perspective DVD's fly ball right field. Yeah I mean I I saw the well I mean we know it's short here and I got the basketball in had it is gone pose. Al Two hits one into the bullpen and left center field on the first pitch that he sees from Severino and the pitch offensive struggles now are affecting his defense in the end the astros went four to one and I talked with Garrett Cole on the field after the game ah on believable you know you had one thing today this is where it's good to be an old guy income sell to be on the wild pitch the other runners advance as well and it's three to nothing that's right Gary Sanchez was not able to corral awhile is it the plate swing a high fly ball to right field radic back at the wall rettig makes the pats the top of the Second Breaking Ball Hammer de Bright Field Josh rhetoric has hit it a mile well back into the second deck and in the top of the seventh inning the Astros tacked on and the two hundred down into this one will skip off the glove of Sanchez to the backstop at a run will store astros have taken an early lead a cement mixer break in Balls Luis Severino struggles in the postseason continue the Astros tacked onto infamy which is of course after Pearl Harbor so this is we have nothing to fear because we're going to have the new deal and we're GONNA make all these programs to fix America's economy okay there you go nice recovery all right good to be a history major in college I was wondering if you get that one I was tired I mean I know I'm getting confused with the day which will live in you buy you wait a go all right so that is what happened with the Washington nationals last night we'll get to that in a second last night game three it's a long way from over Astros manager Aj heads talked about Garrett Cole I think he's the best pitcher in baseball right now we his competition is is right next to them that's right troy and what was the context that speech was our guy FDR Yankees manager Aaron Boone talked about how the game played out we weren't able to break through we weren't able to get that hit tonight to really allow us to to be in that game by two foul balls one on the Chin he had to leave Kirwin Danley replaced Nelson behind the plate after a fifteen minute delay and moving forward Mike Everett has been like pretty good pitch the trajectory was was right over the second Baseman where he normally would be ship. DD So and in the last two games the Yankee sixteen runners left on base and just three runs during the course of this game played empire Jeff Nelson was hit and summoned to take over Nelson spot on the firing crew Satterfield and grab lead at some point so you know frustrating but but overall I thought from a planned standpoint and and give them yourselves a really good chance I thought I thought our guys were able to do that Garrett is is locked in and to see him do it on the big stage in a playoff game with big you know the magnitude of this game it was pretty awesome into second is wholesale Martinez and we got a game it's seven to four on a two run double by Martinez but the national I believe this was when World War Two is going or what are we all right so the Great Depression long flight yesterday long day so it was good to show up today and we did and you know we're looking forward to tomorrow whatever the weather may bring but it's October man we gotta grind and and it's the first time ever Washington nationals headed to the world series yeah and Hembo sent this along it's seven nothing here in the first the legend boop shabby with those calls on ESPN radio. Patrick Corbin is really good if you look at how where we came from while we had accomplished to get here I mean it wasn't easy I'll be the first to say you know clubhouse and there are certainly good painter Strasberg's Scherzer's doing to Graham in the city I mean it's there's a lot of big names but obviously I'm biased to my guys but Dan Jose Altuve Bay Jump Severino speech on the way from Severino was a swing at a ball lifted in the air to left center this ball is well hit and it is carrying go I mean I I I'm I'm proud of the guys tonight we we had a really good offensive approach sharp defensible pen came in and was sharp you know we the blood flow just kind of kind of relaxed a little bit Like I said they got it input more last one how do you feel about where you guys stand in the series now there's a long I never doubted these guys really did and I all I kept telling myself hey stay with them stick to the process stay positive teach and as soon as the cardinals did make this game interesting and the top of the fifth. Here's the too old swing a bolt drill well-struck outwards right-center swing and a fly ball centerfield this ought to do it Rome less under it settles onder it makes the grab and the Washington nationals have won the pennant the game of the day in Washington were nationals fans have something to celebrate the nationals went into the day with a three games to zero lead in this best of Seven Age League Baseball and the Washington nationals are in the world series Washington manager Dave Martinez talked about how sweet this moment is considering the slow store initially what would really wasn't that worried and then then I started to get a little worried when when red ribbon red was kind of drifted back but he pulled up and then honestly they could have folded day Martinez getting emotional right there you could hear it in his voice how cool is this for Ryan Zimmerman a lifelong national June first the Tigers and nationals had the same amount of losses this season and of course the Tigers finished forty seven and one fourteen the worst record the nationals they beat us you know clearly hats off to them they played really good baseball they pitch very very well their best heated up as a series went they point in the game all stop the bleeding at that point Daniel Hudson pitching through an eighth inning rally by the cardinals here's what it sounded like in the ninth inning but one one series and right away they jumped all over the cardinals Hudson fire swing and a line drive down the left side slicing fair bowl to get into the corner me the fans the community we've kind of grown up together you know I was twenty years old when I got here we're not very good and the fans you know I still talk to season ticket holders now that have been here since RFK and you know we went through those things together right around you know two thousand twelve when we made that I I push things started to change a little bit and the expectations were raised and you know we roebling racing back and he's GonNa play that off-the-wall into score is wrong they're gonNA send Fowler Kendrick relay throw to the plate that's too late turn turn this around right from from the GEICO and they did and but this right here to me tops everything I've ever been through I mean I'm so proud of the guys around third and into stories eating Solo cruises into second and the nationals lead to and the pitch nation in your mind how did this happen yeah you know it's funny I did the two thousand fifteen at L. S. and this was reminiscent of what nationals in the world series let's get to it the man's voice I listened to a lot of your broadcast doing with Jess and you can tell you guys were fighting it yeah I mean it's this time of year right we were joking Freddie gets healthy we'll we'll make a run we'll make a run and we'll get back in this thing didn't know how far we get back in it but I really believe that these guys never trailed so you know it's it's one of those deals where I think look you let's not forget this is here's a one to sweet and a miss struck him out F Corbett has struck out ten through four innings incredible and they just dominated them I mean it was it was no contest and good the the stack going into the game had some chances and couldn't come through and I think a lot of those failures Kinda taught us in pushed us to get to where we are now so you know I feel like me the fans of community are kind of one and happens when really elite starting pitching his pitching well and it meets up against a middling to slightly below average offense and and it didn't last long actually championship series because the Washington nationals obliterated the cardinals it was total careful going into the clubhouse 'cause like you know this time of year I mean half the players and coaches are sick as well so it's yeah but it was it was a fun and here's this wider left-field Zumo we'll play it on a bounce to more combinations charter a two run single the right way to class group and like I said they they just they beat us and we tip our hat to him and wish him nothing but the best then doing it every day and then try to figure out you know who gave it to WHO and and you know and then where you got it and the other thing is you know you gotta be a little something you're you're you're talking to deal with so it's a good team and I I would say it's just you know you don't normally have back to the cardinals you don't really have teams at the May just adjusted where producer we're the flu crew so you know it's just the type of thing that happens close quarters the mets did the cubs that year and actually it's one of the seven times where a team never had a lead or I should say Shembe on baseball struck out thirty six point one percent of the time in the series the highest percentage by any team in any series in postseason history Washington held the cardinals they deserve this just as much as we do my manager cardinals team that got absolutely bulldoze in the National League Championship series paid tribute cardinal team that wasn't very good offensively there were tenth of the League clubs per game they were indicted on base and so there's sort of confluence of events this is what tonight shabby the legend play by play man for ESPN and boot timid cap to you because you played in this Nationally Championship series you played hurt excited for him excited for Strasbourg after all the criticism that he took in the year of the shutdown and Dave Martinez you around those finally get his his chance to go to go to the world series it's me there's no doubt that the team that comes out of the American League Championship series is going to be and you know people are people are finding out about it it's it's a cool thing to see you know a guy likes that finally get recognized stalled by Las Vegas favorite to win the world series because they are you know two of the three super teams we've talked about all year but in the world series is anybody else jump out to you or anybody you want to expound on I mean I'd say you know for all the and he's starting to get some elite like only the dodgers scored more runs and they're not as good as the astros but they haven't astro slavery to them in that it was third to a one thirty batting average and a one seventy nine slugging percentage both the lowest ever by any team in a best of seven series so as we move forward that I will tell you this if they end up winning the world series you know my assumption would be that the starting pitching will continue you know how we Kendrick's at a really nice career very good big league player and he's been really good big league hitter for for quite some time now one so it's it's it was ugly and and then the other part of it that I've you know I've harped on threat the series is they were having major trouble in the in the bullpen obviously it wasn't just the worst bullpen in the bigs it wasn't just the worst bullpen in the playoffs it was the worst bullpen in the history of major league finishing against an elite level offense You know I you know the Astros because of the contacts lug coupling I mean I think he asked they're still in a tough spot I have I have a hard time imagining that they'd be able to do it against the Astros or the Yankees I think there's just too much to those and he asked me he asked me what team has the fourth best chance to win the world series and I said the national took care of the cardinals so quickly see that part is tough and I don't know it just never actually no I I agree with the idea league in slugging and they were second in the majors in contact rate and in today's game of baseball if you can couple contact with power you got a similar path I mean this will be one of the greatest pitching runs in the history of Sport I believe because they will end up how dangerous do you think the nationals are and it's hard you know it's going to be difficult to assess the impact of this but after a week off that they're now going to get because they dell's and the point that I made I said I know everyone is GonNa say you know that bullpens terrible but you know small the playoffs which is insane to think about that they've managed to overcome that got a couple of incredible efforts and listen y'All bay stopped the cardinal that was a full-blown B could end up playing out okay and so far they've limited the exposure I mean the amount of innings pitched by rose if they win it all people will start to talk about their offense as one of the greatest ever when you adjust for for certain things so I think lineups but we'll see we'll see it'll be fun Clinton Yates who of course rights to the undefeated like maize DC native he was in the postseason with bullpens how the heck the nationals in the world series with what during the course of the year was at best a mediocre bullpen here that you know the the hitter being off it does put them at a disadvantage they do have a good offense and in order to beat one of those two teams they're going to need people can work in a bunch of different directions and in small sample sometimes historically bad bullpens you know for as much as we talk about the starting pitching and that is the main anchor why they they got where they got to us this is the second best defense in the national that's how you can yeah they have demonstrated that your friend and Mine Doug Glanville was on sportscenter last night and he was asked about what his team responded and now they're playing for it all it's a pretty remarkable baseball story never mind my yeah the refrain from idiots like me over the last twenty years been yeah you know the first three games probably bumped up a little bit but you know big league pitcher this year get one twenty nine cardinals the first three games of the series we're getting one twenty the world's forgiven find their way into the league championships who's no and those numbers that you referenced the Paul Bikinis for these to us today eight innings in these playoffs which is pretty incredible so again in a small sample size you can fake your way through it a little bit Freddie and Fitz Simons last night any pointed something out interesting we'll give a lesson did required them to get it together and play the baseball this team was kicking the ball around ah I mean first off I you know Ryan's I'm so happy for him he's such a good guy and for him to have the opportunity to play in the world series Max Scherzer oh I don't feel I don't feel strongly in terms of that they really would have a better chance against one of those teams yeah and I must say was you know can you shut down those lineups I think it'll I think it'll be I mean look those lineups those varsity level lineups you know what I'm saying let's do six dudes and then Rainey's gotten in a little bit but for the most part those six guys pitched I believe all but down we're not talking about skating by we're not talking about the skin of their teeth Davey Martinez a guy who's been much maligned by yours truly included because it was not together pressed all the right buttons I mean I understand that the starting pitching standpoint I still would say whichever team I think that the question becomes was like where it should stay in the playoffs was like a man so I mean they basically pitched the entire postseason so far wildcard divisions ask people enroll people out boob what do you think you agree with Doug think so I mean I think that maybe we'll have the I didn't make this point towards the end of the year I remember I was on s. v. p. and About Quote Me Series In lcs they did it with the four starters it Sanchez Corbin Sherzer Strasbourg doolittle in Hudson I mean they'd pitching you can't run from this book he his presence just hovered over the series it seemed like because of course that's the conversation that they make it to the world series the Yankees are look a lot different if Edwin encarnacion Gary Sanchez. We're doing anything there might be a different feel to it but right now the lineup looking very mortal against what the or stuff that they're seeing from the astros a last one on the series that you just had today is Bryce Harper's birthday he turns twenty seven years old today for as much as people misunderstand stats like war you know the the wind value that people assigned to an individual player the first year after he leaves the team what do you make of that I don't know man I I like an and you know people it's something the people are GonNa are GonNa talk on for sure I don't I don't have a feel for for what he's like so I I I don't know I yes I think I think that the the Astros are the better team so I would agree with dog but I don't Oh most people that know him say he's the type of dude that's texting all these guys in San Congratulations I'm so happy for you would be the best world series matchup for the nationals give a lesson I like their chances more against the Yankees because the difference between even the Astros and Yankees is starting pitching label to replace Bryce Harper with Bryce Harper they have a twenty year old who's you know arguably better in in one Soto so courses they've phone with Giardi of pitchers for the entire staff they've even come in relief for each other not so smart strategy because the Washington nationals and Non doolittle Hudson in that series of I could do little Hudson in that series would not including the starters but I you know look I will say you know for for all the attention that bryce dot as a as a young female and absolute strength of the nationals starting pitching and you look at the weapons they have insurance or Straw spurred Corbin these guys is almost always overstated how much one do by himself can swing a win total so in the same year giving listen so fast that lets us my firmly that's the only thing we have to if we pour bullpens through the twenty nine thousand nine season strategy in the postseason because you don't have this back to back games these days off you can you but I'll still take I put them to win the East like I was disappointed I I felt like they were two teams in the beginning of the year that had a chance yeah I I know that people are GonNa people are GonNa talk about it but they still had a really good team I mean I you know I don't know about you you're going over a replay whether challenging or something like that to try to decode the signs the decoding has taken on todd of another level and it's it's because swing when he got a breaking ball seem to be sitting on it and then I you know Bregman you know Alex Bregman there have been instances in this series in which as game what Aj said I totally totally buy in on I mean it's it's pretty amazing yeah the level of parents in conversation it's about all the the stealing of information that's going on because I've had this feeling that this is also part of this. Aj hinch gate behaviors really hard guess so I think there have been instances in the postseason we're like tally glass now it's clear that the Astros had his pitches you knew that from Alex Bregman he is going up the first base line. He's yelling mouthing to his teammates in the dugout get up in the box or it's glove and I've had that feeling of changed this year with guys that second and this year last year where they had to put someone in the video room too so that you're not allowed while three is on giving away their pitches and if they don't then they should if they don't if they don't want to tip their pitches than they should take consideration and doing the same thing over and over again so this is from the American League Championship series I didn't I don't remember instances where this really came up and you're the series you just did but I know you love this it's about all the pitched so that the runner on second base can relay them in to the guy at home plate so I think that age as one hundred percent right I think it's taken on in Washington Man Bryce is going to hear it from the fence like they're they're gonNa let him know about the fact that the nationals without a made it to the world series last one four yet of the you know it's because of the ability to sit there in game and really go over video like that's one of the things that voiced this before game three last night the gamesmanship that comes with you know saying something on the field or or only one point yeah we do that stuff because we know just in his totally paranoid about it much of that and you think goes on you think China I mean it's going to a whole new level and I don't know that you're gonna see I don't know that you're gonna see the changing now Roya is is gotten higher and higher I do think that it I do think that connects with this time of replay I do think that they're connected they're interconnected but that re- that that's how you know what he's just trying to get in in the head of the players on the other side because he knows the TV cameras are locked in on him and I've thought about this because I had a former teammate of Justin burland trying to alter someone's view or is just grow grown I think it's kind of funny to see how paranoid the entire still hear stories about team ex team y. having a system at home in which they're relaying signs man it is absolutely thick and you're right happens more in the postseason because there's so much more focused so much more replay slow-motion replay lip reading the whole thing it's it's something that's certainly going to be in the car the GEICO weeds which today for twenty four seven access to licensed agents jumping into the numbers evaluating hundred percent I mean shoot we had all that conversation last year when the Astros had the person that dug out next to the person in the dog well next the Cleveland Dugout and Madden in with the cubs was that you know that team eventually that won the world series in two thousand sixteen had a lack of urgency moving forward I think having trout is the best player that might draw does he was extremely hungry I mean considering the lack of postseason success that team has has lacked obviously since since he's been there only one series and they were they were swept in it and this is Hembo knows in Nepal indicates of course the head Honcho the show get up at least that's what he tells us in in Hembo I know you don't lack for on the upswing that they're willing to spend some money so I think this is like you said it practically given at this point and it's a good fit for both sides yeah and some of the criticism implied criticism maybe along buster including the postseason Cole has faced eighty four batters after the sixth inning and struck out forty of them that strikeout rate of four hours and is by far the highest amongst Indians and as the show is going along this morning report emerge that Joe man is close to deal with the angels the least surprising development of this October we've been talking about the watch moving forward book thanks for doing this I hope you feel better all right brother we'll see about this place look haunted I think so too creepy girls history truly frightening missing on a guy this for weeks Jesse Rogers confirm this force what do you think joe manner the angels it's a natural fit I think and I I think I think he and Mike Drought will really enjoy each other it is a natural postseason is much less favorable the home run rate is down as the average flyable distance but perhaps the most telling indicator of offensive suppression comes from Stack Cast Buster okay all right let's get your notes Gary Cole- Yesterday was you know against an experience like he's like a Yankees lineup was one of the worst versions of Garrett Cole we'll be fun to see Madame manage the best player on the planet because it's been a little bit of a revolving door in the postseason experience that he has and he's always done so well with teams early like the way he was able to get he scored in the series came with two outs. All right when Didi Gregorius is fly ball one-up falling in the warning track at Yankee Stadium Last Night Alvin is a company I showed up I wouldn't be surprised if he's able to do the same in l. a. and especially they're willing to spend some more money here so I think it's I think it's it's the right choice for them given his experience given the fact that they could be with twenty strikeouts against two walks in the first three innings of the Washington outscored Saint Louis Thirteen and nothing innings one through three secondly they thrived in the get the sense that there was ever really that Alpha male on the cubs I mean they had several good players but none of those players as best I could tell from from the outside at least had the sort of personality drive in makes that easier because that guy plays hard all the time and so I don't see that being an issue with the angels neither I I yes I don't I don't regular season fifty three percent of batted balls with an exit velocity of one hundred plus miles per hour in a launch angle of thirty degrees resulted hormone again fifty three percent then number this postseason orders to face at least forty batters in those situations posing hitters or batting one seventeen that's nine for seventy seven against cool after the sixth inning also the best mark among that group there's but perhaps most impressively coolest ten one hundred mph pitches in the seventh inning or later including yesterday he threw one all other starters in baseball combined for two is

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Hour 3 - Mark Medina talks NBA bubble, Darren on Austin Hedges and TV listings with a joke from Jim

The Darren Smith Show

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Hour 3 - Mark Medina talks NBA bubble, Darren on Austin Hedges and TV listings with a joke from Jim

"Welcome to the Darren Smith Show. This is the one that brings us back soon. AM Radio Lorraine team once more. Now, here's Darren. On, extra thirteen sixty. Right. It is our number play x thirteen sixty and the iheartradio APP. We take you to the loose cannons. Three PM with you on this Monday afternoon I'm going to read a little bit from USA Today because I love Mark Medina. He's a very very talented writer. He covers the NBA for USA Today. He's a national reporter. There have been times in the past. Were Marquez worked in Los Angeles worked in the bay area covered team specifically, but now it covers the whole league, which is a really really cool position to be in because you get to go and find the best stories and if your team stinks. Handcuffed to the sinking ship. So I WANNA ride, I wanna read what it was. Mark Roe because I want there to be actual appreciation for the Disney references in Mark's piece as most of you know the NBA. Players are making their way down to Orlando where they're going to be resuming the NBA season in a different capacity than where they left off every team that qualified twenty. Two of the thirty is going to be inside of a bubble. They're gonNA play about eight regular season games most will go under the postseason. Some will just go home, but they're going to Disney right so that's the underlying theme here. This is what Mark Medina rights today. We'll Disney restore the magic kingdom, or will it oversee a Mickey Mouse operation? The NBA will resume its season July thirtieth at ESPN's wide world of Sports Complex near Orlando, hoping the quarantine site can become a small world after all with nearby game and practice venues, luxury hotels and various restaurants, the NBA outlined one hundred and thirteen pages of health and safety protocols that detail, daily Covid, nineteen testing, contact, tracing and numerous social distancing rules yet the NBA cannot exactly saying a Kuna Matata and predict no worries for the rest of their days that Bob my count. That is four Disney. Meta references in the first paragraph plus very very impressive. I'm just impressed her, and that you I listen I. Love Disney, but I'm impressed that you get the whole. It's a small world after all reference I wasn't. Even aware of that ride well. Has To be a real idiot. These references here mark. Medina USA Today joins us on exit. Thirteen sixty mark well done. Bravo, that was some outstanding writing. Thanks there and you know what it's. It's surreal because usually when you're introducing me. It's you know you're ripping my Alma Mater Syracuse, and now you're reading my articles and praising how I ride. You could say it's the circle of life. I would say so I would also ask. Very well done I was gonna say how many more references hit the editing floor. You must have had more there that you couldn't figure out a way to squeeze into this story, but that you'll just put it in the in the holster for a future date. How? I was trying to find a way to mention how it's a whole new world out there, but I felt like that would have been redundant when I mentioned how you know the NBA is trying to create a small world after all. I like it. Marty has a suggestion what he got because you're saying something whispering Aladdin Aladdin. Genie World, Okay, never mind. Yup, well, mark I mean listen you. You got a long haul ahead of you, so you WanNa? Pace yourself when it comes to all the Disney references right? While yes, but I felt like look. I'm not original here like anyone could've remember those lines, so I felt like I needed to get out of get it out of my system quickly before someone else did right. Because then it would no longer seem as funny. True well. Fair enough there might be. It is a copycat profession, right? We've heard about copycat leagues. Yours is very much a copycat profession I'm glad that you at least by by my accounting. You've beaten everybody to the punch on all the Disney references so well done out of you. What do you think? Where do we stand? It's a Monday. Players are in a couple of weeks expected to make their way on down there to Disney. How feeling. What is the general vibe in the League about how they feel? This is going and what their thoughts are overall. You know I think like a lot of what's going on here. It's it's kind of a case of mixed feelings because Adam. Silver Michelle Robert Chris Paul. They all have knowledge the obvious that this is a risky proposition. There are so many unknowns and so many health concerns, but the same time they all said that they could sleep well at night because they felt like the NBA put enough details, and it's one hundred and thirteen page safety protocol to make sure that no one's GonNa be in harm's way You Know My colleague Jeff Silken I, we. We gave this document. That's one hundred thirteen pages to health experts to have them you know. Give their assessments and there was one health expert that told us. This is the most. Comprehensive Document in regards to planning for covid nineteen that I've ever seen in my life much more comprehensive than anything I've seen from the federal or state government level. Now that's probably not a good sign of where we're at the state of affairs with the government, but it's also you know something that he made it with water, and how prepared the NBA has been so. You know I think with all that the NBA anticipates. That's almost GONNA. Be Inevitable. that. There's going to be more positive test once they get down and Tony Orlando. But they're very confident because of the age group of the players because they're going to be tested multiple times today, and they have the you know the necessary health treatment there that there isn't going to be an outbreak in lives aren't going to be at risk but you never know I. Mean this is this is on charter territory here. What are the rules for the players, the players that have agreed to go and be a part of this? What are the rules that they need to abide by in order to play for their respective teams? I mean look. It's one hundred thirteen pages scissors a lot of roles, but the main thing is you know. Team started testing last on the twenty third. So that's why you saw the sixteen positive tests. The idea behind that is for those guys test positive. They'll have enough time to be in quarantine for them. To fly to Orlando, which is GONNA take place July seventh through the ninth once team's land. They're gonNA test again and for those players or coaches or anyone else that test positive. They're gonNA. Be in quarantine again. And the ideas if that were to happen. You know they'll be in quarantined in time to resume season, July thirtieth, and then it's going to be. You know when you were outside of your room. It's all the normal social distance measures. We all have to follow wearing mass not. Sixty near each other. I mean I'm sure you guys have seen some of the innocuous rules regarding like no doubles playing. Ping Pong and you have to dispose card decks after each use, but I think the general thing is when you're going to and from the arena you gotta wear a mask and you have to be socially distant. And then after you know, they're done practicing their done in the weight room. You, know Disney employees will be cleaning and disinfecting all those places so. You know I think because this is a campus setup where everything that they need to be very close. It's GonNa. Feel like groundhog's Day. It's GonNa. Feel boring, but I think because of that. They feel confident that that can limit the likelihood of an outbreak. Mark Medina covers the National Basketball Association for USA Today. You mentioned outside of their rooms. This sounds very much like social experiment as much as a resumption of play for the NBA when you say outside of the rooms. Where are they allowed to go? Are they allowed to leave campus? They allowed to drive out on their own. They allowed to drive to the beach if they if they end up with an off day me. How how far are the players allowed to venture outside of their own rooms? Yeah, this is where the gray area comes in. Because the NBA they don't WanNa. Be The government or big brother or do anything like that South technically players are allowed to leave the bubble, but the penalty for that they would have to go into quarantine for two weeks and they would. Get reduced pay for those days at are messed. On last year was a prior approved arrangements say a player set ahead of time. Hey, I need to leave to go out of town because of a family death or birth of the child something like that, but if it is oh got to get out of this campus, 'cause I wanna go to a restaurant that I really like. They're not going to you know, have their security personnel tackle them and handcuff heaven, forbid than for leaving the property, but they're gonNA know who's leaving in and out because they'll have people around all the hotels monitoring everything, and if come back, they'll have to be in quarantine for two weeks. Do Players Really WanNa face that especially when the seasons about to start I don't think so. And so the other part here is with the campus itself. There's a lot of things going on here. you know the Disney hotel properties you know have different golf courses. You know they have different trails they. Have you know different places to play outside and enjoy fresh air so? You know when it saying you're being confined to the bubble. It is not you're being confined to your room and you can't get out until practice starts There's a lot of property on the campus that no one in the general public will have access to so I. It's it's a little bit of a compromise there. I think it's interesting what you said. About how they're getting such good reviews from people who have reviewed the guidelines for life in the NBA bubble, but one of the things that you just can't control here. Mark is that you can test to a certain extent. You have some authority over players, coaches, executives people who are NBA employee's. But not the case with Disney employees. So what sort of risked is the league? Feel like? It's taking in that Disney employees people who clean rooms, people who will prepare food. People who will work there at some of these facilities like you're describing are still allowed to leave the bubble. Go to their homes. Go to grocery stores. Go to restaurants bars, etc.. How do they mitigate that risk? It feels like it's a pretty important part of this, but one understandably that they can't necessarily control. Yeah, for sure and I'm glad you brought that up because I was going to get into that that you know even though these health experts have raved a lot about the plan. They expressed concern that the Disney employees were in the bubble and some people around the NBA. We're wondering that, too. And that's sparked. Y decided to make calls Disney and and talk to some of their union. And the way they explained one union member. Broke it down pretty simply that you know you're talking about thousands of workers here and ask them to quarantine for three months when they're making the minimum wage and a lot of them are single parents That's that's frankly unrealistic, and you know his whole point was we do get their concerns that if you're not in the bubble where they're gonNA go, but. They did put up different safety mechanisms where. You know they have to take a temperature check before they go to work and report it if it's if it's above a hundred and four point four. They have to stay home. They do another temperature. Check same thing when they get there. And then they have to report symptoms and Disney Walsum Monitor. And be on the lookout for employees, showing any kinds of symptoms, and they'll be immediately sent home, and and one of the things that the union bargained for was to make sure that everyone. Is. Getting paid for sick leave, so there's no incentive for any workers to feel pressure to work, so they can make ends meet. And, in the off chance that they are tested for covid nineteen that they will get paid for missing that time in quarantine. Now the other concern that some people in the NBA and health experts have is well then why aren't? They, going to test the employees and. One of the Union members had we tried to get that but Disney frankly told us it was too expensive and Disney. Didn't you know they declined to comment? About all this, but their whole rationale is they have these other protocols in place, and they're also going to be trained to operate so that they're nowhere near the players at all like they're be cleaning the facilities the rooms when and teams are practicing, or they're at the arena for a game or they have a film session, so there's GonNa. Be Coordination of. You! Know Disney knowing where what each team's temporary is so that when? The employees go into those rooms. They know that they're not gonNA. Run into players, and they've also staggered in in a way where they've limited. A certain amount of employees where they're going to only be responsible for a certain amount of rooms and floors to reduce the turnover same thing for the restaurant sell the overall point that was drilled to me. Is that the Disney employees having trained, and it's going to be enforced that they're not going to be really anywhere in sight with the players at all. So No selfies so what you're saying. With the Bronx. No Selfish Mark Medina National. Win If. They were allowed. That would be a little goofy right. I think it'd be a little silly if you started seeing people posting stories on instagram them just collecting a bunch of signatures taking selfies with NBA stars. In another Disney references there? I do what I. What do you mean? What did they do? Saying I was trying to sneak in another Disney reference there. Right over. Yeah like well Marty had me squared away. Right I, you know this is sort of lost on me and that was kind of an effort from even a pig out the four that you wrote in. Are. You surprised to my knowledge. Now we're starting to see baseball. Names pop up about players who are opting out of playing major league baseball this year Avery Bradley, Willie Cauley Stein Trevor Rees I think there's another. Are we done with the players who have opted out of the NBA bubble. I don't think so. Because teams have until July first to finalize both who's going to be on the roster and the traveling party, so there was kind of a rough deadline or soft deadline that the NBA gave four. Hey, players need to inform the players union last week, and a little bit of that was to allow teams to then fill in for Otane players the technically I think it's until July for but if you don't mind, you know just to clarify an add to the question that you were asking earlier about the Disney stuff. Adam silver did say. that they are going to have continued dialogue with Disney where they might be open to making sure that employees are tested so the protocols here this is where it stands now the like with everything going on, it's fluid and you know the NBA for as much as they put in their. Protocols through one hundred thirteen pages they will. Adapt and adjust as needed, and that might be one of them. Making sure that the Disney employees are tested. Did you think Would you expect under normal circumstances we would. We would predict. The favorites will probably go chok here right. It'll be the Lakers clippers. It'll be the box. Maybe you can see I. Dunno, Celtics sneak in there, but for the most part you weren't expecting any sort of surprise I wonder mark and nobody knows, but is there a sense that playing neutral court games having a schedule which is great for viewership, starting at ten in the morning and ending a little later on in the afternoon. Is it still a sense that you know the better team. The best teams are going to win this or maybe that there's opportunity here for surprises. Yeah, I don't really know the answer to that I'm I'm really just with everything and bought including this in bracing for the unexpected, because there's so many moving parts. Here that control throw everything off. And you know the the most serious thing if someone gets covert and as affected by it, and does that wipe away a team's chances of competed? so you know it's GonNa. Be Weird for us, watching the Games without fans in the stands, it will be weird I'm. Scheduled to go to Orlando for at least part of it, so it'll be weird being at the Games and it's an empty arena but I don't think that's going to be the major factor. I think it's GonNa. Be Know who can. Be The bubble without getting tested positive and compromise in that team at and which team can shut off the rustiness quickest so? Given that. You know I still handicap the chalk as you mentioned with both La Teams, Lakers clippers, and the bucks, but I think the rockets and the sixers can be. There's wildcard teams that can be disruptors because I think with the sixers. They're young. They were able to use this time to get Joel embiid and and Ben Simmons healthy. And then with the rockets, you know they're unconventional lineup with all being small jacking up a bunch of threes. Maybe! That's all that's needed to go against a team that is struggling to get to see league sea legs back, but. Think with all that being said I still think it's GonNa. Be Either La team I'm I'm leaning toward the Lakers mainly because this guy named Lebron, James and the there. You know they've been pretty disciplined. During this whole time of making sure everyone's doing. Their workouts died in well I. Think what you're going to see. Through the screwy schedule is that there's going to be a divide between. The veterans teams know how to handle these circumstances and training in diet, versus maybe some of the other teams that aren't as experienced and therefore. Didn't take it as seriously. Mark always tremendous stuff the writing the time spent on radio today we will spare. You have syracuse slander. Everything has been so good. Thank you, thank you, sir, I'll, I'll try to get some more Disney references next time to up slowly. Just let us know what they are, so we actually understand them. Thank you mark. Say Today National NBA reporter. We're sick and I am getting I'm getting loving all his references. I'm just looking at you so when you read that column. I was proud of myself forgetting the four that he wrote you you knew. It was the reference. You. Don't you have absolutely no idea you know the song? Matata yeah holiest. Lion King all right. That's good. That's good all right and small. Gym. Small world after he shirt like once those are those are songs when you hear them, they like. If I get it, I. But I missed whatever it was that he he dropped us in the middle of the interview. Aladdin reference I did the whole new a whole new world. Yeah I got that all new. Wow, that's really good at the tone. It's good stuff, Darren. I didn't get whatever one he had in the middle of the interview though. because. He said Oh. Another Disney thought I'd inadvertently said something by the way. Thank you to our listener Tim Albert's who says quintupled header quintuplet hundred. Forget it and thank you also to one of our longtime listeners Chatham who says that the British have it right? People who share. Room space. They're called flatmates. 'cause it's a flat flatmate and so instead of Roomma-. Lots earlier I. Suppose you could say House me, but I agree roommate is inaccurate completely. He just kind of weird. Getting new flat. I. Don't have bunk beds. I have my own stuff i. have my own my own things. Yeah, catching up a little bit the sense the twitter today. Did you get the Disney reference halfway through the interview I? I was I did not I did not hear it at that time, but no I I usually get them all. Now need to go back in here because he was proud of one and I said did I say, and he goes no high set it and I said well listen. We could sit here and do this dance for five minutes but I've got, or you're just tell me what you said. Yeah. But that was good. That was good with him today and he's going to the bubble. I was Gonna I going to write it for you. I had one for you to throw back at him at the end. Do you think. Do you think mark? The NBA will go the distance? Don't get K-. Germ you gotTA? Go the distance, not distance. Hercules. Oh. Okay I know that song. I even I even get Disney Lawson. I don't get that one. Well you might have some time I should've said instead of. Give me an underdog. How about you know? Is there a sleeping beauty and the? No No. Sense! Now. I when we come back. There's plenty that happened over the weekend. I want to spend a couple of minutes talking about Cam Newton to the Patriots I. WanNa Talk. About Austin hedges, so we'll get to that when we come back on actually. Hey going on tomorrow morning on constant richards. Yes, the decision with Lebron James was a complete flop, but could someone do it right? Who's got the stones to tried the decision to point out? We'll talk about tomorrow. We'll see you bright and early six am an extra thirteen sixteen. FM, one zero, three three. iheartradio created playlists perfect for any mood, activity or moment in your life. We have thousands of iheartradio playlists. Perfect for your moment playlists working out cooking dinner sleeping, setting the mood for a perfect night in your music, your station, your podcasts always free. According to our former colleague Daryl Sykes, who was listening who sent me a personal tax, not via the text line seven, zero, four, seven, zero, according to many of you, including five alarm, Joe and Mark B and Nasty Mark, Medina dropped a goofy reference on us and said that that would be goofy. which when totally over my no I would have gotten that reference, so you know I know goofy Mickey Mouse but I didn't get Donald. I didn't get it in real time. As it kind of blended effortlessly into your conversation, so goofy did not set out to me because it's something that I think that he would normally say that. That's so goofy. Goofy mark you know. Hey, this is very fluid and things are changing. Right right right, so that one didn't jump out at me. The other phrases did. Sharp guys are on it today. Guys are really on it then. I'm proud of you I. Really I did. I thought that the references were lost. Like figure it. Okay, you're gonna read Marcus first paragraph and like naughty. Talking about six nine number Texan mark referenced something as Goofy when he was talking. Goofy is a Disney character that Mardi might not know or might now. Six nine, he said the cast members, taking selfies with NBA players, goofy goofy character and goofy synonym for silly. We're getting this broken down in great detail now it's very funny. Six or nine, Mickey divorced many causing. In goofy. Well okay. I'm just trying to read some of these. Seven six year another. Yes, the I love Lucy but must be more for the context of the show. Your Fred Mertz I love the show, your chemistry and the comedy. The questions and content of the guests of the best in the Biz, maybe major Garrett now. Maybe Fred Merck I mean that's a good reference, though I seven six zero number dining, know how old you are, because not everybody knows Lucy and Ethel and Fred Mertz are. Like you would know Lucy. I Love Lucy but. The F. Ethel and And Frank! That's pretty good, Fred Fred Fred Mertz. Again we're going to lose our younger. With references like not. Bringing back with the dizzy or or does that make it worse, not sure goofy goofy. That's kind of goofing. But you guys you guys are on it. You got that I was just impressed with how he wrote. Getting those. Into that first store because again. Maybe you don't WanNa pace yourself just. In case, it doesn't happen or just. In case, other writers start doing a bunch of Disney. Right this thing. Early and get as many references out as possible didn't didn't Fred Ethel is kind of an idiot. That But she was a little bit Bossy, but he was just like very like listening to her like he could ignore her. Relationship Wrong. Both of the main. Husbands think that their wives tale about. A statement about what was going on. All of women and That wasn't black and white. Dennis, Lynn has an excellent breakdown in the athletic today of the Padres, and there are fifty two players who it is that they have on their list. Their pool players has a really. Thought I did anything jump out to you about the sixty man player pool. It's not set in stone. You can still add a couple of players, etc now, not not really just because it's so early in the process, and they can go ahead and change some names just like I look at this number one. You want to get your. Some of your prized prospects, some work to the full develop. Close and this is probably the best way to go ahead and do that like thinking. Gosh, if this. Depending on the helpings goes. I. Mean who knows I know we hit the idea of like. The developmental season, but It wouldn't surprise me if things were to go, not go their way if you see the sixty games or whatever they end up playing like accents, spring training for some of these guys. Dennis Lynn also writes towards the tail end of the piece about the roster itself by the padres have not heard of. Their major leaguers testing positive, they have already done more behavior policing than they would like over the weekend team officials learned of an Instagram, Post that showed Catcher Austin hedges at a social gathering where none of the attendees appear to be wearing masks or observing social distancing guidelines. A frank conversation ensued quote. It's been addressed with the club. prowler said quote he. He understands that he made a mistake made a bad decision. Hopefully, our whole group can learn from it because we're going to be bringing players here to San. Diego and starting camp, we'll continue to talk about and educate the group on the best ways to put everybody in the best position and stop the spread of the virus. The incident Dennis Lynn Rights. Rights reinforced the precarious nature of the League's plans for twenty twenty, because MLB will attempt to season without quarantine players away from their homes and families, personal responsibility will be paramount, strict enforcement of health protocols figure to be impossible especially beyond the ballpark in the meantime, the roster's like everything else are subject to change. Austin had just joined US last Wednesday we. We asked a very specific question about this. Which is you? Guys are going to have freedom and flexibility here to venture out. You're not being quarantined although to hear Mark Medina say it. They're not exactly. Being told that they have to stay, but if they leave, they have to come back into corn. It's a fourteen day quarantine. That's pretty. That's pretty significant. You're not training for all this leaving filming, so we asked this question to Austin hedges last week. Like how is this going to work? And this is what Austin had said to us last Wednesday on this show. That I mean that's that's a great point there. I I I hadn't really thought about it. That much, but off the top of my head. really any type of things like that. I think leading by example is is going to be kind of our our best friend and It takes on a ball club, too. You know they're gonNA. They're gonNA, impact. And see some things that are going to have a lot of impact on. The young guys, the guys that are looking up to them, so it's going to take you. Guys have been here like myself. There's GonNa be no Eric. Hosmer Craig stand in curvy eighth. There's there's a lot of guys. On this team that that have a huge leadership role and you know when when Kirby Eight standup, he says something about hey, these smart dough home be safe. Wash your hands. Sanitized like you all these things. The right way I'm GONNA. Go do it because this is you know this is going to benefit everybody You know then a guy like Chris. Paddock who only has a year in the big league or so like? He's GonNa look like okay. You know what Kirby said so. I gotTA BE SMART. That kind of what it. It's what it's GonNa take it's GonNa. Take some veteran leadership to lead by example and just show the way. Okay, we're. We feel fortunate that we even get to play a season this year. Let's not ruin it. Let's. Let's stay healthy. Let's let's show the world that we can do it, too. You know like if a bunch of ballplayers going out there. are doing their very best to social decimals in sanitize healthy Then, maybe then, maybe just in the public eye, we can positively impact the rest of the world, the rest of the country at least at the very least Sandiego who might be watching us, and if we go about it the right way, there's no reason that we can't let this and just make it a very positive thing and start guiding people direction. All right. That was Wednesday now. I don't know exactly when it was that Austin. And his wife apparently and others found themselves in some sort of situation where they were around. What appeared to be and it's just a guesstimate because I wasn't there and I haven't reached out to hedges. Where they were with what appeared to be a large group of friends somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen to twenty people. Let's call it. That's based on. What was that you could say because of course, everything's gotta get posted on social media. Everything's gotta get posted for people in hot tubs of people in pools to people partying around the pool, etc, etc, etc, which is its own separate story about why everything has to be made public now in this day and age. So I. Don't know if that happened in this previous weekend or if that had already happened before Austin came on the show and answered the question the way he did but like. Rings. A little hollow right. Now rings a little hollow. Disappointing I can't imagine a guy like that probably doesn't realise the mistake that he's made, but we've only heard from one side via Denison the athletic, but we just talked about that last Wednesday and here we are today. The organization has to answer questions about a player who has put himself in a situation. Apparently, maybe all these people got tested. Maybe there's more details that we're unaware. There's no masks here and there's no. They're all hanging around the pool and doing what many of us do. Under normal circumstances. Maybe some of you decided to do this. Under these circumstances. We have friends with pools. We've gone out and we just sort of said while it's three couples. It's only six of us. We'll stay over here. You sales air across the positive. you know, listen, there's lots of you can't build a perfect situation here in the situation, but there's also situations that she got to avoid, and it's like come on, like He. Just you sort of see him. End Up in this situation you well. What was that about that? We were talking about on Wednesday. You may not be an actual physical bubble, but in some ways you, you are, because everything you do will be pretty heavily scrutinized by. Anybody can watch, and then there's this right on cue from KARAWACI Keto San Diego. Bars wineries and breweries with no license to serve food will be shut down again. According to Nathan Fletcher. So! We had talked a little bit earlier. with Scott Lewis about what was going on. And they are taking action. Slow the spread. They want to slow it down to avoid lockdowns like we saw in March so they're gonNA dial back. Remember what? I think it was Nathan Fletcher. Maybe it was Gavin. newsom somebody said this isn't a light switch. We don't go on and off your. This is a dimmer, so we need to turn it up. Turn it down a little bit right now. They appear to be turning it down. I got the bars. Okay, never mind that was early bars, wineries and breweries with no licenses serve. Food will be shut down according to Nathan Fletcher. Who He himself I? Believe is in quarantine because. He was says he checked in via zoom or something Carlo on beer wine. Alcohol can only be serve the meal. No standing in restaurants or bars take effect midnight tomorrow. So the triggers have actually triggered something here in San, Diego Bars, particularly problematic and spread in corona virus points out that the state is taking similar actions in several counties. Now we weren't told to do this. We weren't one of the seven that were ordered to do this by the governor, nor will we one of the counties that was advised that we should be thinking of this. Decision at the county supervisors are making just because of the numbers, the increase cases and hospitalization here in San Diego so as of Wednesday kicks into gear Wednesday I'm sure some places are already going to be shutting down. The on and alcohol can only served with a meal now again. Those laws got a little loose. There I mentioned one place. That was a local bar. They were selling with a bag of chips for twenty five cents. You can take cocktail to go, but you can't go sit in now. which you know hey. This is what the health officials are saying. No standing in restaurants and bars do not serve food. So, we're back to to go orders for. Go! Anything, you want to add listen. I'm I was twenty five myself. I know what I would have been doing. And I understand also it takes a certain level of invincibility, a young person to stand in a batter's box face one hundred MPH fastballs, but. That's. Learning, you would hope now as far as what you do with him, do you? Quarantine I? Think they have to test all these guys right, so it's been tested a regular anyways. So, but it's just like Gosh. We just talk about a man like come on. Sparta the. All back after this. The wrap it up on XTRA DOT COM. 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Phinsider Radio | "No comment," the return of Roberts and tough decisions loom regarding Miami's wide receiver room

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Phinsider Radio | "No comment," the return of Roberts and tough decisions loom regarding Miami's wide receiver room

"From labra doodles to grow nuts the world of hybrid so today businesses are taking a smarter hybrid cloud approach using the tools platform and expertise of ibm. The world is going hybrid with ibm visit. Ibm dot com slash hybrid cloud the delaying. My internet is terrible sale. The welcoming insider radio. This is the jacob. josh show. We have a lot a lot to talk about. Specifically how under the miami dolphins they're gonna put together their fifty three man roster before that i outta introduced the best co host. All the land jeff. How you doing today buddy. We're doing good man. We got through that first week of free agency. You know it started out a little bit slower than we expected but we made it so. I'm doing pretty good man. Have you been i'm good. I'm good like i said i've i've been battling with internet issues the last couple of days. It seems like a three hour. Time may wear every three and that would go out for three hours and it was like you know you're setting up a nice meal and all of a sudden the tablecloth disrupt away from the So like i said. That's why we're a little bit later on this. But i mean it gave us a couple couple of days to prepare or hang out so so. Let's get into this josh. I was driving around famous a couple of podcasts and the wringer. Nfl show was talking about the oakland. Raiders los vegas raiders. Excuse me and what are they doing. Traded three-fifths of their offensive line for i believe that third round pick in two around picks opinion drake a two year like fourteen million dollars deal which i mean sides bananas in this market. So so josh. I'm going to start this off by throwing Heater at you. The dolphins they're linked aaron jones. The early chris carson as well. It was clear that the miami dolphins wanted to add any veteran running back a lot of carries belt. They added malcolm brown but even after that they were both of carson according to reports. So josh would you trade a second round. Pick up again. I don't know either side want to do this. I just don't oakland's doing las. Vegas is doing on something and you know. If they're going for the full rebuild kirk who knows. Maybe they're trying to acquire the the go up and get a quarterback who knows but dasa. That'd be i think it would and you know i was going to respond to your question on twitter and i realized that we were probably gonna talk about on the podcast but for me. I think you know you have to weigh the pros and cons. I give a second round pick for. Josh jacobs became available absolutely. I mean. he's twenty three years old. He's type running back. We need but up to me right now. See the drafting. This close a twenty year. Old devante williams. I mean this guy is not even old enough to drink yet. I mean look at the backs in this class. And i think that's kind of where i lean but would i give up a second round. Pick if he became available absolutely. I think the key is that you know he's under contract for another for years and something. You know the key of the big reason why. I wanted aaron jones because i think this team needs some older guys. I think it was jason. Sarney that his name. He tweeted out that the dolphins only keenum. Nfl with no players over the thirty. I so i mean. I just think they need that. Little bit of experience. Obviously myles gaskin than there a couple years browns but something about having a starting running back. Who has some plash ed. Some experience with that level. I get dodging harris this group or running backs coming in. Who are they. It'd be awesome. I don't know. I just want that little extra bit josh. We've got some rumors going here before we move on from the josh jacobs and i gotta ask you. Do you have him in fantasy football. Is this kind of the whole premise. Behind it do i can. Phone is always wanna for the guys on your team right. Yeah and you really don't know what he's doing there with the raiders. So i mean if he became available. I mean the dolphins are pride. Jump at it of the biggest news of the day at least going around on twitter at least from what i saw. Is these new england. Dolphin press conferences. Jake and i use that word. Because i think the ira mcmillan now. Calvin noise up their divine. God shall the biggest comment came from calvin and it was kind of a no comment. He was asked. You know what the difference between. Brian floors the linebacker coach and brian floors. The head coach was and he said no comment reports suggested. He wasn't happy with the media. You know maybe he was one of those veterans at spoke up. And you know could you really fault someone if they sat there and said you know. Why are you putting to in over fitzpatrick. i mean we can't sit here and argue that ryan fitzpatrick least at the beginning of the dolphins. The best chance to win. But besides that zack cox. New england. Sports network said that van noy seemed pretty motivated face of dolphins this season e quoted. Vanoy saying i know everything they do down there. It's going to be good and that just one more thing. Here greg ward of national writer he gonna podcast and he went out there and he said you know and i do believe this is a quote from calvin. Nobody said from talking to players. They believe it's a bad situation. there miami. He admits that he did say that. Jake a lot to unfold here. What are your thoughts on all this. Is there anything to it or is this just a guy that you know. Thought he was going to be in miami long-term and got the axe. I mean we're at a point in the nfl season because it's long than the sixteen games where there are no wins and losses so all we can really deal with hypotheticals. A he said she said. Ed y my thing is right in us on. When i i like the no comment comment because there's no way he could say anything good right. There's no way he could come out and say bryant is a better linebackers coach as all sudden your bashing a head coach and all of a sudden you putting bulletin board material. I think that's kinda keep calvin was cut after one year and he was a guy locker room who was voicing opposite opinions. The direction of the team was going. I mean he's going to be even more upset right that he was kicked out of the door. Because those opinion. But like. I said you're gonna be upset when your employer fires you. Let's go you know. They gave you fifteen million dollars more than you're gonna making your entire next contract over the next few years but another key here is if you click on his twitter account. It goes eight. Says he read for boston dot com. He works at boston. dot com. Everybody here has an agenda including kyle illinois telling him this stuff makes so much sense. Maybe too much sense. Maybe where overlooking another possible situation near but bryant was doing exactly what bill belichick is them. Problems as you cut a player you to me. You just move on from player a year too early rather than a year too late. They know yet the injury again. You think he might have been one of those guys who talked out about two of the miami gets. That's been mentioned. Quite of the design suspended on the podcast. Where where both are air and a veasley said that nobody that locker rooms they gonna miss the that makes a lot of sense that maybe he's the y you know who was complaining where the rest of the team very young. You know you're working together. You know there's gonna be mistakes for. He's out there trying to win now and be irked. Yeah and i just have to laugh because he sat there and said you know he already knows what the dolphins do down there. And i mean. I don't know if you means internally or you know from a football standpoint but let's be honest this team is gonna look so much different next year that just kind of have to laugh at that but you're right everyone. Here is the agenda and we can't read too much this. It's all speculation but you know. The dolphins patriots robbery was already going to another stratosphere. This just adds another layer on top of you know this endless back and forth between exchanging players. I'm excited and this guy makes it. Because i far away as football season is you know. This is just part of that soap opera. That's slowly slowly builds you up and gets you ready for the season. Yeah and that's what this is all about having fun. I mean i may not. We're we're happy kind of annoys. Say bad things about the tea but but it's the intrigue the drama that you don't get on a date. I mean you do get it on game day but that happens sixteen times a year. Josh take a quick break here on the other side. We're gonna talk about some miami patriots after talking about the new england opens support for this podcast comes from paypal. Small business owners. Turn your smartphone into a cash register pay pal. Qr codes or the safe and easy way to get paid in store and deliver the same security and trust. Pay pal is known for online in person. Even if you're a cash only business with pay pal. Qr codes you can accept credit or debit with everyday low fees. there's no additional hardware or software needed generate your unique qr code from the pay pal app and display it on your device or print it to display in store customers. Scan your code with their pay pal app. You only need your smartphone. Learn more at paypal dot com slash. Us slash get qr code josh. We had some pleasant news. Come through the airwaves. The twitter sphere wherever you take information from today and that is that the dolphins are signing. Residing landon roberts. Linebacker awesome against the run. And he's a very fun player for the dolphins twenty twenty. He was always making big glades. Jackie tackled accurate other guy. It's a shame that that down the miami dolphins in malcolm brown and we can get into the excuses. How jailed average probably blocking tight end and you put ban situation there but it doesn't matter. He tackled the guy another guy. The dolphins are the growth. This news they cannot created it last year. still two million. I can't see it being much more than that. It really a released. The numbers are a method age. I don't think those numbers do be released. And i talked to last year. Like a two billion dollars if the contract this year stains and one point seven. Five million below veterans impact the Pick formula so. That's something to keep in mind to with this field. I kinda thought that. The tree for mckinney doomed any type of vision for robertson comeback this year but it seems that clearly i was wrong. I had fifty one tackles last year when it had sacks eight tackles for loss before the season ending. Knee injury against the raiders. I liked the sign in your right. Once they got mckinney and some of these other moves. You really didn't expect it but what we saw landon roberts. Last year was sixty. One total tackles one and a half sacks and i mean. This is a guy that i mean. This isn't going to change the dolphins draft plans. You know this isn't going to completely change the look of how they plan on the field. But let's be honest. It's like you said this guy is a missile. He is a stout against running. These shoots those gaps. Like we just haven't seen i mean you mentioned it. I posted the video. I mean he. Blew up malcolm brown and gerald backfield. There's a stop that he had on franklin fourth at one. I mean the ageless. Wonder frank gore. I mean this guy met him head on stopped short of the first down. So it's a nice step signing. I love that. They brought him in and the dark ryan is going to continue so i like this signing again. I don't think contracts can be big like you alluded to but it's definitely a more deaths than again as a player that's familiar with the system. It certainly sounds like the miami dolphins too late you know. Every year everyone does like all the freeman roster protecting it this year. It's going to be legitimately hard to put. The mind felt a fifty three man roster together. I need sat out. And because i think this all the time i eat. You brought up the year jordan bills dolphins and he said before camp that you'd be a guy who is cutting that absolutely blew my mind open and they did it anyway so shut up and that's what's going to happen this year. A couple of guys who you expected to make the roster might not do it. We know that. Open a little bit of help at outside linebacker but it seems right now that they have like you mentioned a good amount of depth at inside linebacker with mckinney roberts drone baker. Sam equalit- calvin munson You don't know how many of those guys that are gonna keep the poor five of them. Probably our with maybe Guava and months fighting for that final spot. You're right every year. It's hard to predict the fifty three man roster this year. I mean we're going to see here and talk about the positions no during the offseason. But i mean we see that now receivers. I mean we were sitting here talking about you. Know what we're going to receiver and when you factor in a rookie. I mean what twelve thirteen you're going to be on the roster so lots of surprised cuts i do remember when that jordan phillips and that was just you know that some notion showdown stuff so hat tip to him but i just. It's it's exciting. Because again they have lots of depth they have lots of players who beyond a lot of these guys still haven't come into their own still haven't shown all that they can show as far as the player so i'm excited to see which of these guys can you know. Become that middle piece. Dolphins defense the dog of the looking for found for about fifteen years now and that that what they need. How did the dolphins make this move. You might ask They have about ten million dollars in taxpayer. And edit a million dollar on that by cutting isaiah wilson just a week after trading off the million bucks which is kind of important are there was. Some news came out today. That news involved in a chase high-speed with cleanse trying to avoid them. I if the situation mad at the twenty two year old who got into a lot of money seems like a little more than decisions going on here. I hope this guy does get some help. there's a miami herald story came out that lake physical eliteautori patient and skip to workouts. He was committed to and then video surface of dancing on a car and driving around in another one. I don't know who was driving. That look like him and the passenger were both on their phone singing and it looks like they were in the front seat. So i don't really know what was going on there. I guess it really boys back to you. Know he might just football twenty. Two years old. Might not be what you want to do with his entire life. Obviously you know it adds us sitting here. The number really go. You know you're making millions of dollars. You should just go and do this. I mean i don't know if it's always that simple for some especially still think we just gotta remember again. You're ready twenty two years old. I mean we've all made mistakes. But i think someone and you hope someone within his inner circle he kind of talks to him and he gets this under control because it is scary i think he they hit up to one hundred. Mph speeds i mean honestly sounded like you know the next downloadable content for grand theft auto. And that scary. I think some fans are sitting here. Now you know they're bringing soul back into the to the conversation that's just crazy to me. That took him out of there. You know because of this signing some people might be upset with the way it worked out. But i still don't fault the dolphins for going out there and at least trying because again. This was a first round pick a year ago. A guy that if the dolphins were able to kind of get him on the right path who knew what could come of it but it sounds like you know. He's more trouble than the dolphins run. The other team at this moment can truly fix again. Just wish the best fries. Ahah wilson so excited for wilson because not only. Would you be with people around his age. In austin jackson bob Solid kenley all these guys But the city of miami dolphins assigned and travis wingfield of the miami dolphins shared this quote and it was just talking about how much the dolphins value culture they value locker room. How it seems like wrangler literature system with any player on the roster and talk about life talk about how they can both crew. And that i thought would be the perfect situation for wilson however i sound like they went that far but moving on your josh Back to the fifty three man roster miami's receiving mentioned it is absolutely loaded only gonna get mark cramped From here especially with the idea. That the miami dolphins are going to draft a wide receiver at number three at number. They moved the panthers somewhere in the top of the first round. Certain seems like this team until to add wide receivers and they won today today being wednesday. The team resigned mac. Holland's that was made official today. I think it was actually announced yesterday. Being tuesday my apologies about that. He called that wild pass from two against the cardinals and of course. The fifth. Play against the raiders While he is receiver. I think he's a big part of the dolphins special teams. I think that's why you the bigger reason why is brought back of josh. Let's talk about these receivers and how on earth they're going to figure out what is going to happen here I'm just gonna run them out real quick. Under contract devante parker will fuller takim. Grant over was in limbo junior mac allen robert foster kirkman enough them all under contract and there was a video that just came out. I think it was actually a wednesday. That was working your grant and josh even before the prison to start. I think they're going to start making some cuts. So how are they going to decide who to get rid of who the keep. Obviously the Reciting a couple of these guys. Could something like gingrich working out with two of what he needs to stay on this roster. I i mean something little and then when you add is values return man. I mean that could be the difference. But i mean i you asked me this loaded question but you had to bring up to grand. It's just hard to move on from that. Because i make jokes took tannehill seven years. He was a receiver team head in the year. Sixty eight. when are we going to. Finally you know move on from this. So if i'm looking at this. I mean you have here. You know. some of these guys are practice squad eligible for kirk. Merit malcolm perry start. I mean i don't even know if kirkman it really has now you here but now compare it. I think he's one of those guys will stick around. I also think they signed. Kyle oxley correct so. I think that's another name on in this group here so this is a loaded room so he's another guy that can be practice squad eligible but i do think we can lock in devante. Parker will fuller end preston williams. If healthy i still think albert wilson i mean again that contract i think you actually you know it benefits you more. Just keep him on the roster. So i think that's where that stays and then mccollum as you mentioned him. They brought him here to be special teams. Ace i think that's truly why they picked him up off waivers so for me maybe allen hearns robert foster. I mean. that's another name. That they gave one of those contracts to you know could be a casualty so a loaded room jake and like you said they're gonna add to in the draft and let's just assume they draft one receiver so we asked him to get to a weapons and you know maybe these. Aren't those big names like you expect. But there's some talent speed on this roster right before you throw your thoughts out there. I want to ask you this. Did you see the t. y. Hilton contract i mean. He's making ten million dollars. He's making the equivalent to a. We'll folders making in miami. That's just crazy to me so You know this. Receiving group is ultimately going to carry this dolphins team in two thousand twenty one and showcase what to is truly capable of so lots of very very interesting moves and i think you know you mentioned matt. Cons being evaluate specialties. We said you grains well something like that could be what keeps one of these guys on the roster and it's important to keep in mind too that just because the dolphin fan thirteen rag receivers under contract. They might i just. They might end up keeping thirteen ryan. Receivers story whoever they spent on the practice squad because a lot of these guys have injury history. I think let's start with willful or excuse me. He hasn't played up ulsan given season since his rookie year. We know devante parker. He's played one full season in his career. Press lambs to get the play of full year. He's tenders thirty or so who knows. Maybe if they're gonna keep all these guys they can plug in play. Because like i say over and over football the tough sport. You're going to get hurt. It's just the way it goes. I think it's important. I take a minute and look at the miami dolphins salary cap because even before david andrews signed to go back to england. The dolphins were on the writing a him all the way and the team currently has ten million dollars in cap space. They need more than that. Just a sign their rookie class. That's coming in so the fact that they're going out and still pursuing reagents tells me that there's gotta be some sort of news coming this team. albert wilson cutting him. Save nearly three million allen hearns. Eight hundred thousand five. I'm not advocating. I'm just kind of go looking at different directions. this team. Like a monthly guava each audran eight hundred and fifty k same. Then you can kind of go to the bobby mccain six million. Jessie davis two point five. clayton Two point five to three. And i believe you can restructure byron jones. The free of about i million in cap space. Just some of these moves are bound to happen otherwise. This team is working with a cap that we just understanding. And you're you're going down some of these names and you're still wondering why you know why it's clayton for jillian stolen the roster. I mean something like that and you know bryant byron jones. I mean that's a contract. Absolute should be restructured. So there's lots of names here. I mean you can nitpick and i think maybe the biggest here that could potentially be cut aside from education grant or some of these other guys bobby mccain. We saw the difference that he made when he was in the lineup. There at safety again. This is a player that i think for years that we've been saying you know they could still up the position. We'd hope they did last into draft so as guides expendable i think again. He's one of those players that spans might not truly see how valuable he is but There's a list here and you know some of those guys. Like a williams. You won't even really. There's no reason to even think about cutting him and alan hers. I mean as the same thing. Wouldn't you rather just bring him into camp. Let him see if he can you know. Become that player was what catching passes from. Blake bortles so lots of wiggle room here and again it goes back to something. We talked about on previous podcasts. Net is that the cap is one hundred percent fake. You're separately do have be under. A certain number advocated for them to really putney guys. A lot of those guys are making less than a male i. You're gonna hit the cup for them to send one that you're right. And how much is this with the draft class factored in or is this sounds. Okay so i think the draft class. I who was twelve point five or something like that so they gotta do a little work here. Just some of those making bruno's they might get some other guys to renegotiate their contracts with the pretty interesting support for this. Podcast comes from progressive. What would you do with an extra eight hundred dollars. Buy a plane ticket paid on your student. Loan treat yourself to those shoes. You benign with progressive. You could find out drivers who switch and save save an average of seven hundred ninety six dollars on car insurance get your quote online at progressive dot com and see how much you could be saving national average annual car insurance savings by new customer survey to save with progressive in two thousand nineteen talk about our quarterback at the second year. One two of the fan of the podcast because he's still posting pictures of him just looking absolutely jacked and then i want to bring up this quote from scott peo- lee. He was a former assistant. Gm atlanta he was nfl network. Talking about Jilin stop the fact that maximum stock is rising and appeal. If it is what sticks out to me is how much his teammates love him. All of a sudden you look at those divides smith quotes in evernote They must saying the joads bay and more than two all the sudden you can understand why and maybe in its troop navy. They like make more but this is what they wanted to accomplish. The fact that someone is. You're saying that stockings right because his teammates love him home. Run for whatever the whoever kind of planted this blended again. That could be hundreds of just idea of preaching how much domes. Because it's clearly contrast that i don't get it and i was going to make a joke but i know when people get upset and take it literal but they call mack jones and i was at called macaroni jones because it looked like he was throwing some ducks out there. I mean i don't know if you saw them but they're all sixty yard bombs and the receivers were sitting there waiting on it but it's an example. We kind of expected you know his teammates from this year. You know devante. Smith who won the heisman. Because he was working there at mack jones. That's all that was but it's just crazy to see him slowly. Start to climb of draft boards. And i think a lot of people are starting to say. No that's perfect quarterback for bella check in new england so that's a little bit scary because or as little as i don't like a mack jones to stink of him in new england. I mean that could be a little scary. It's just kind of hawaii asked me how these out alabama guys i mean being get kids not even professional. Gary are playing the media like pedals. So so you love to see that speaking of the media Let's end with the mel kiper. His re point. Oh again i. I don't understand why anyone puts point. Oh i don't know if it's make it sound fancier but who this half a draft right so history came out and before we dive into what the miami dolphins did. I'm gonna say this josh. Starting next monday we are gonna do that every monday. We're going to hamstring ourselves different ways each week. So it's not like we're going to be taking Jomar at three every time or or trading with the panthers every time because these microbes i mean a lot of them really hit home runs here in terms of what actually happens. And that's okay. Great things changed. We're not inside the teams hike work. We don't know what other bruins thinking features production by tab a little fun with that solely that for next week but judge moore. Walk me through. What the dolphins they did now congress most contract. I was just going to say first and foremost michael shakespeare quotas. That mock drafts beholden. Everyone has one. So you. And i were going to diving in there. You know. we're gonna use pro football focus. We're gonna use pro. Football never can learn to use draft network. And we're gonna come up with different ways of. The dolphins can approach his draft class in the same way that mel kiper in that beautiful to pay or whatever it is that he wears. He has the dolphins trading back with panthers which is something that we've talked about often on the podcast but he hasn't taken jalen waddell. Devante smith goes the lines at seven waddell. We know the injury history. We know that you know. He has a similar skill. Set here the comes to you. Know tyreek hill. I mean this is at player. That a lotta people think if he was healthy last year could maybe be the number one wide receiver in this class. But to think the dolphins are gonna trade down and go jalen waddell. I mean. I think i'd be pretty excited for that. But that is the you know. The situation dolphins being they could potentially trade back there with the panthers and everyone wants to dolphins to acquire more draft picks. But this could be what their face which marchetto eagles devante smith allies. And then you're set there with jalen wappler maybe someone jumps you and takes him and then then you're no man's land so you could make an argument as to why the dolphins should not trade back in his classes. In case they wanted a devante smith or march as in this situation. And like i said before. I think my opinion has changed if somebody giants and the first. What six picks. I are three quarterback than three wide receivers giving pow pets. Let's let's run it. Let's let's do it just like that. I wouldn't approach the draft and a possible trade with by the to scale. You're not going to get one of your guys. Could that mean some wells dropping quite a bit said pets and pick number eighteen. All of a sudden you know use some of the capital. If you do trade on date you come right back up and you can maybe get two of these guys. Which would be incredible. It might be a little bit of my madman theory operates but it's worth noting and while it be interesting because it's kind of a will fuller security in the sense that they both are those really quick burner guys and having two of them for two. Just be another bonus because he's always been someone who can find that often guy and if there are people running eve i shared who will not overlook that and jake with the eighteenth. Overall pick hyper. Has the dolphins taking miami hurricane pass. Rusher jalen phillips. We know the injury concerns are with concussions there at ucla but this guy is all the tools to be a game changing Pass rusher for the dolphins and be that speed on the outside. They need so You know trading down and being able to get jalen waddell end jalen phillips. I mean that fills two very big needs for the dolphins. And you know. I think that would be a pretty damn good draft at least for milk labor standards. Absolutely i'd be cool with that too and then you bring on questions. What are they gonna do at center. What are they gonna do at running back. And all the sudden that honestly. This scenario brought up the josh jacobs treat. What is las vegas do in to the dolphins i think still need that bell cal running back. I think that'd be an interesting trade Look at so josh. I think this is getting interesting. Because i think we're just about a month away from draft and you know it's getting interesting. There's a lot of smoke coming out and soon we might see a little by. I hope we do jake rape real quick before we wrap it up. Is there any free agents out there that you truly want the dolphins to go after. I know we talked about previous podcast. I talked about my love for dating. Cloudy and how i believe he fits with. The dolphins need now shack lawson's gone. He's the perfect. Fit for brian floors. So that would be my choice. But jake is any free agent still out there that you have your island. Hammer or melvin ingram. One of those pass rushers again. I don't know how old the dolphins are gonna go having such a young roster. You saw the kyle experience experiencing the second oldest. I mean in reality. And and i'm not going to try to your guys in a horrible light and terms of the biggest dramas starters on the team. It was the two guys who are over thirty. Kyle and ryan fitzpatrick. I'm not trying to pay these guys in a negative light but they just kind of how it was the patrick being disappointed when he was not in the starter understandable. But that's kind of where the dolphins are so. I really don't know if they're gonna try to approach anyone who is over the age of thirty. I just a pity. I believe there was a video or something from the sidelines. 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Know Your Enemy, Part 1: Preparing for Week 16 against the Indy Colts

Behind the Steel Curtain

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Know Your Enemy, Part 1: Preparing for Week 16 against the Indy Colts

"Pittsburgh steeler fans. And it's time once again for another edition of know your enemy michael beck. Deputy editor of buying the steel curtain dot com joined as always goodness interrupt By one mr jeffrey benedict. Pts's film guru. Jeffrey how you doing tonight sir. I'm doing. I'm doing really good. I'm doing really good this night interesting. I think it will need to dive into that. A fairly quickly in this episode but our special guest chris by stone from stampede blue chris. How're you doing tonight. I'm doing really well. Hey thanks for having me on guys are pleasure. Now the a fairly substantial game for either team One teams that have been having a A super bowl not as streak years As the other team. I think we both know who we're talking about here but chris. What's the vibe gone with the colts this year in How's the how's everything feeling down. Indianapolis it's pretty positive It's it's been kind of building over the past few weeks as the offenses kind of caught up to the performance. The defense has had. It's been a flat performance. Really not necessarily Really high highs or really lows. Which i guess is is a positive thing. The question a lot of colts fans have had is. Can they raise their game when it gets down to crunch time is getting toward the playoffs and if they can get in what kind of i mean. Flat doesn't always work in the playoffs. You can be steady but you sometimes need to have those big performances and it's been nice cd offense kinda show up over the past few weeks and it gives them hope so. I think it's optimistic at this point. Now jeffrey simple question is the sky. Falling it is it is it is partly falling. Yes this guy is kinda falling in pittsburgh. There's some hope though. There's some hope we'll get. We'll have time to get into that but there. There is some hope. This team has a few weeks left. They're running out of time to get this fixed but they're working at it working at it. They are I think some of us watching the that last monday night game a bit of a tough one bit of a challenge for For some steeler. Fan or probably all steeler fans to get through to be completely honest. But chris the steelers started the year eleven. And i'll find themselves on a three game losing streak and have completely fallen off are the steelers ripe for the picking So i'm always nervous about this the steelers. It's funny. Because i went back and looked at his stat because I was just curious how the colts of never fared well in my a fandom time against the steelers and i wasn't sure how bad it was and so since nineteen ninety eight I think of that as being like the golden era of colts and patriots as far as kind of getting a one up on us they seem to be. The tino stopped us Actually we did better against the patriots than the steelers. I think they only one like twenty two percent of the time against the steelers in that time. We've definitely got a complex about the steelers. And i think if most fans were honest they would say we marked on this count this day this game on the calendar loss at just the beginning of the season. Just cross it off. Many colts fans are of a mind that until they beat the steelers. That's just going to be an automatic loss in our minds So you could say we've been affected but i don't know. I think that the colts were good match. If you take that away just look at the product on the field. I think it's a close match up. I think they both do things that will be really interesting to see but I would tell you. There are very few colts fans that go into this game with any kind of confidence. It probably wouldn't matter what either team was playing like. You know what though. I think that probably goes in indianapolis favor because the last two weeks against buffalo. I believe the steelers had lost to the bills Oh it was. It was a really long streak. I can't remember the exact date. The bengals hadn't lost them since two thousand fifteen and then the washington. Football team never lost them since early. Nineties i believe was the number so if the colts have been struggling i mean probably means probably gonna end up winning the game If a recent history means anything jeffrey. You're shaking your head. I guess the only proper question right now is are the gonna win another game this year. I i don't know if they're going to win another regular season game. I really don't there there. What we saw in that last game was was a little weird really what they're doing is they are trying to. They're treating this kind of like another preseason. That's like the playoff preseason. Right now They they seriously in the last game. Their offense didn't make sense. I looked at a bunch of different angles. And i was like okay. What they're doing is they're they're treating this like preseason and they're trying to like reinvent their offense and do it right this time trying to force ben rothlisberger to do things. He's uncomfortable with that. They need him to do for this offense to get fixed and they're just throwing it out and being like well we're gonna power through and you're gonna if you're going to have a bad game you're gonna have a bad game but this team realizes that the offense has been solved. The offense they were running has been solved. They've got to do it right. they gotta go back. Implement matt canada stuff. Get the run game going and do this correctly and got a couple of weeks left to do it before the playoffs. Nothing before the playoffs matters as team isn't aiming for twelve and four. They're not aiming for thirteen and three. They're not even aiming for another there. What twenty third. Afc twenty third division title. They're not even aiming for that. They're aiming for playoff run and so they they have the ability to treat the last couple of games as just glorified practices where they're trying to get this offense fixed. Hopefully it works a man eliminated. Start and then own. Five claps would be pretty historic. I'm i've been trying to keep my eyes away from some national media type stuff. But i could only imagine how that could be but Getting into the match up trying to get away from the doom and gloom. But i'm sure there's gonna be a definitely a underlying tones of that throughout the episode. Chris one player in particular. I really want to ask you about is to force buckner. And how he's changed that defense and how good he's been somehow a guy who has done what he's done has been an underrated player. This didn't make the pro bowl which is definitely on everybody's radar you can expect him to be very motivated to make an impression there and i don't think that anybody would disagree that the pro bowl has But a colts players definitely take it seriously and kind of play with a chip on their shoulder. Crippled really couldn't have done a better job spending that first round pick because he's absolutely changed this defense from top to bottom and you really need to look no more into it than the difference between the first game against the titans and the second game where he was absent from that game and it was a beatdown And derrick henry went wild They honestly just play completely differently with him. There grover stewart the nose. Tackle has been on fire this season. Because he's getting individual one on one match ups and eating these guys up. You've got guys on the edge. Justin houston who's really not in his prime And he's not. He's not bad but he's definitely lost a step But he's able to play smart and and get one match ups 'cause guys have to deal with and they've gotta bring protection into the forest buckner. He's been a huge disruptive force even though the stat line doesn't necessarily reflect that and his fresher in the middle when pushing the pocket has actually increased the ability of the coverage area. The colts fans thought especially in the early offseason that we were gonna address the corner position more. Zeros obviously was brought in has been okay but Men it all starts up front and when deforest buckner plays like. He hasn't been playing. It just makes the whole defense better now. Correct me if i'm wrong. Just one first round. Pick for deforest. Buckner is at the trade yup pick thirteen that was the trade that and andrea signed him to a pretty nice deal but but honestly worth it. I mean khalil mack. Three i in the second. So i think you came out on top of the steelers are pulled minka house that only one first round pick as well but Jeffrey talking about buckner. Specifically the steelers offense alignment peter in the last couple of weeks. They've been all right in past pro but as soon as they have those long developing plays we know why benjamin throwing the ball quickly our the steelers gonna stop deforest buckner in this defensive line. That's a good question I was watching the film and david decastro actually had a better game than what he's been having. I mean that's that's faint praise but he did look better against cincinnati defensive line which was missing. Everybody like there's nobody on that line right now So he looked better but deforest buckner like this is going to be an absolute nightmare for that interior offensive line. That has been struggling. They've been struggling ally and going to be a serious challenge if he can collapse. The inside of the pocket We we saw. Ben take a sack last week when the window bengals weren't getting good pressure We saw him take a sack because he started in shock took a three step drop and they sacked him ten yards. Behind the line of scrimmage like edge. Rushers don't have a problem getting if you drop back that far. They don't have to turn the corner. He just run straight back So if buckner is able to dominate the middle the middle of the offensive. Line like he has been with most teams. It's going to be ugly. It's going to be really bad. News for the steelers now. I want to talk about this a little bit later but chris. You didn't bring up. Justin houston i. I'm just curious his game this year. You said he took his taking a bit of a step back but justin houston in general. Is he still one of those kind of guys. You gotta look out for us. And ed dresser absolutely and i guess probably i should clarify that in terms of a step back. I mean he's lost a little bit of speed. he's not a speed rusher. He's not going to beat you that way. And he's he's just smart. He's got great hands so he's he's getting guys With his good hand work. He's got several different pass. Rush moves that he can beat you with and he's really powerful player. Still not a player that you can leave one on one and expect to win that match up all game long. And he's done well. He's got to safeties on the year which is insane. He's i think tied the career safeties. you know. i think it's i think he's tied for the top career safeties Which isn't obviously exclusively on him. But he's he's been very opportunistic. He's been a very valuable asset. But i don't think that you would see that kind of production from him. If he was the top guy like he was last year he'd have an okay year and you'd feel good about him as a player but he's so much better if he's not the main guy if he can kind of be supplemental player on that line. He eat really helpful in that role. Now jeffrey alejandro villanueva had his worst game in quite some time against the bengals. He had his lunch eight pretty much all game long. This going to be another long long week. Planning up against justin houston it. It just seems like a recipe for disaster right now. I like villanueva against houston as the better matchup. I like him better in this game than i did. Against carl lawson. Carlson is another guy that's underrated He's again no help. He's a guy who has no help But he does a good job himself is just way too easy to scheme and have your quarterback no just take a couple of steps you know away from that guy. Make sure you're exposing yourself to him It's a lot easier. So i i think all hundred should have a bounce back game We'll see now chris. I the coulter new to this kind of four quarterback rival rivalry but the quarterback rivalry definitely isn't new for the colts by any means. But philip rivers ben roethlisberger that they actually haven't played a ton of time. Start their kurds. Despite both being in the afc but just by your perspective does this kind of seem like the last time. These two guys will play in a regular season game against one another. I guess i guess it depends because honestly way the way the rivers has played. I think i fully expect him to be back next year I the culture not in a great spot to go. Get a quarterback and i think they've got some other positions. They're going to address. So i wouldn't be surprised if we see philip rivers again and i guess It'll just depend on if ben is back but it's definitely one of the last times And i think that it's just it's impressive. What these guys have both done. And i i just it's going to be. It's always cool to see these kinds of matchups with guys who are legendary players. That are there you know. I don't know if rivers is going to be hall of fame guy but you're talking about potential all of fame guys that just really man. It's just it's cool and kind of have to sit back and appreciate it as a fans. Fancy wash peyton manning. eu. It goes by so fast that you really sometimes need to appreciate you. Take a breath and appreciate that you're seeing some of these great players You don't always get a patrick mahomes or somebody like that. Sometimes he struggled for awhile so Well as i guess chiefs fans no before they got. You know patrick. You don't necessarily get that guy immediately and so Definitely excited to see that matchup have to kind of take a breath and appreciate it. Well tell you what. Ben roethlisberger slated to make somewhere in the neighborhood of forty three million dollars next year. So i can assure you been all burgers can be playing the nfl Next year at the release but Jeffrey is in question to you. Is this do you think this could be the last time you see Rivers and ben. There's a chance there is a chance a solely because the team who wins this game is most likely going to win their division and the team. Who doesn't is most likely not going to win their division I think as the steelers this game. They're probably gonna lose it to. The browns are going to be insanely fired up to beat the team if they have a chance to win the division so i would say likely because that means next year i don't i don't think they would play each other next year At i don't know if ben ross is a loss burger is going to be around that long. That said i know a lot of people are saying you know the steelers need to get rid of ben and move on But we all we've all seen this franchise. We've all seen how they treat. Ben rothlisberger That's not dan rooney. That's art the second in in that in that owners office and as long as ben roethlisberger wants to steeler. This team will be ride or die with ben. And that's it no absolutely and chris. Getting back to the colts quarterback philip rivers of courses. First year there Replacing jacoby sat. Who obviously still on the team. But how is he changed. The colts offense moving into that spartan being that veteran force driving the offense. I mean it's been night and day. Different and colts fans were so frustrated because of one of the problems that percents struggled with last season was curious. Progressions the ball out quickly He had this. He actually has a big been like ability to avoid pressure and not get taken down but then he just throws the ball out of bounds or takes a needless sack later or runs out of bounds. Or would just you know. Throw one hundred. Mph fastball to his running back five yards downfield. He just did. I mean he'd make an incredible play with his feet. And then something mind boggling and it was frustrating to watch rivers is such a smart player. He's doing things that the line the colts haven't seen in a long time. I'm not sure andrew luck moving through things the way that he does maybe But i mean they're just seeing him be able to get them in the right looks They're putting themselves in position to do well early. And he's making good throws he's been accurate he hasn't been mean his throw is still as as like. It's the ugliest throwing motion. I've ever seen It does not get easier to watch. I mean the more. I've watched towards like man. This is just gross. I don't know how he makes the ball go where it's supposed to go throwing like that. But he does and he's done it for a long time so yeah. I think that colts fans were big. Have gently come around to philip rivers. They were not huge fans of him. In general you know overall. But i think we've come around because he's played really really pretty well and it's i think he's on pace at this point to take the the fewest sacks that he's had in his career Which is probably playing a significant role in that now. Jeffrey quick side question who's an uglier throw. Motion byron left which or philip rivers. All as bad i would go with. Philip rivers being ugly byron slow module like watching it like come on through the month throw the ball throw all there. We go finally the balls out. Yeah that's a bad dude. Yeah come back to you with a little bit more fair question. How can the steel stop. Philip rivers in that colts. Offense did it last year when he was with the chargers they steelers defense does well against philip rivers. They've always seemed to do well against him. The question this year this game is is what it's been. The last couple of games are the inside. Linebackers gonna play Because because we are so so beat up there Vince williams back. And that's good news because as bad has been williams's in man coverage him and joe haden work so well together that that's almost not a problem like he is almost not even an issue in coverage because anything he can't cover joe haden jumps and makes plays on. So you can't really attack vince. Williams in our defense when joe haden play healthy and right now. They're going to have that. So that's that's a good strength but honestly right now philip. Philip rivers is impressive for for the colts. What he is doing over there. Like i was looking one of pet peeves for me on the on. The steelers are leading. A our leader in yards per target is still chase claypool at seven point eight yards per target. And there's only one other player With over seven yards target. And that's james washington. All the guys ben throws to the most are down in the sixes in yards per target. And that's absolutely terrible. Compare that to philip rivers. Who who right now. His six of his top seven targets are over eight yards for target and his his top three or like eight point five and eight point six point to like. That's that's what ben used to be. Doing what ben was doing in previous seasons. We haven't seen that two thousand eighteen. He could drop off with that this year. It's there's no yards gained any. We're not getting plays downfield. Philip rivers as doing that on this colts team and it really is working. It's like the like like Christmas saying He's not taking sacks he stay upright. You don't see him getting skittish in the pockets. That was one of the things we saw last year. When the steelers beat san diego with devlin. Hodges a quarterback is they had philip rivers. You know here in here in footsteps and throwing panic throws because he was just not wanting to get hit. that's not the carrillo rivers. We're seeing this year. And he's he's playing great. Now chris talking about the guys that are protecting philip rivers and one guy in particular obviously quit nelson one of if not the best. Interior offense alignment in the game today. A year ago cam heyward had an outstanding performance against quinton nelson One that. I don't think many people were expecting no matter. How good they were that. We want him to be. But do you have any Any reasonably that. Could nelson's a little extra motivated for this game to try to get the better of hayward after last year's performance i absolutely think so. He's exactly that kind of guy who's going to be thinking about that and it's one of the things colts fans love about him. He's a little bit exert a little bit of nastiness to him and i'm sure that he definitely was irradiated that that that happened. But also you know when you get to really good players together. You're going to have that happen to some degree. And so i expect it's going to be really fun back and forth between those two And you know you've got nelson i. He hasn't had a bad year but he's had it hasn't been as over the top impressive this season as it was last season. He's still been pretty consistent player and it may just be that the the hype on guard can only carry you so far. Where you're still getting highlight reels Weekly not that many of us. There's some of us will heads. You want to watch that but some casual fans. There's only so much you know guard polling and such that you can watch before you're ready to move on to other things but He's been impressive. I'll be interested to see how that goes i. I don't know that. I've really seen him get thrashed by anybody consistently all season long. He's been pretty pretty excellent for the most part so interested in interested to see it. And i'm sure it's not been on his mind since that point. Hey as a former college offensive linemen. I've sat through some meetings where he watched the same same guard pulling for an hour. Just broke that down so it's fun. It's great we love it. And i think we all do it. It's a good time. It's not boring. It all actually jeffrey coming back over to you camera here. Can you a breakdown. How good he was last year. And whether or not you think he can duplicate that against nelson now oh he. He was dominant last year acquitted. Nelson i did a whole film room. Just on. Cameron heyward On playing quote nelson. After that you know there was a tweet about got coverage on national news watching that game quinton next to wraps as that whole game and most of the time he was just hold not like he was just like trying not to get smoked. I don't know. I don't know if he was nursing an injury. You never know like say if they all you know. I had a little bit of a a leg issue that they it wasn't much against cam. Heyward that matters that can be the difference in a game like that i. I don't know what to expect this game though. Because you know you know he's going to become an for cam heyward you know. He is very aware of that. He's gonna be looking to right that wrong. And we all saw cam heyward face and his body language that last game. That is an angry man he is. He is angry at himself. He's angry at the team. He's angry at everything right now. He is not okay with what is happening with this team. And you can see it. All over face watches interviews. Watch him in like any of the pictures you see of him during the game on the bench that is a man who is just had his absolutely had it and i'm interested to see what he does because this could be a match up of two men who are just like absolutely not willing to lose this match up so this that's the five star matchup of the game. That is absolutely the number one. Matchup of the game is is quinton. Nelson and cameron heyward. I can't wait to see it. It's gonna be great. Yeah and as much as we're hyping it now. I'm all worried that something stupid on the first place can happen like someone getting turf toe and it's like oh great. We hike did allah for that for that to happen. Can knock on wood really quick but Continuing along chris on the opposite side that of the defensive spectrum here at tj watt for the steelers. He's also been having an outstanding season. How the colts going to try to Turn a limit. Tj from himself having a big game in the colts backfield. Well you've got brayden smith who has actually had a pretty solid season. He's kind of an unknown. He goes under the radar in that twenty eighteen class. Because when you have various leonard and clinton nelson is your first couple of picks. It's really easy to be the guy that kind of falls through the cracks. But he's been really pretty solid at right tackle and has had a really good luck on that side and Kind of the quiet offensive lineman. Who's who's been really solid. They typically rolled help over him because one of his struggles is with anybody who can who can speed rush him. He struggles He's a powerful guys can get hands on guys He's tough deal with but a lot of times they've they've rolled jack doyle over to help him they'll use these tight ends pretty heavily in those protections and really they've gotten pretty good pass protection shipping with running backs. They're running backs coach. Tom rathman has really done a great job. Getting the running backs coach up to to be really. Good recognizing guys Getting that extra second. Philip rivers in in general gets rid of the ball pretty quickly. So if you've got guys who were able to do that Type players up inside as russia's up with titans an with running backs shipping and He can get rid of the ball pretty quickly. He's not mobile at all I think the the statue of peyton manning out front end of lukoil stadium moves better than he does but but he doesn't really have to because he's getting rid of the ball really quickly and they've done a pretty good job of rolling protection to kind of help guys out against really good pass. Rushers now jeffrey. Keeping with the third of the steelers linebackers. You mentioned vince williams a little bit earlier but his return. What what does that mean to defense. As a whole if if he is one hundred percent coming back from the kobe list no matter what it means. Marcus allen isn't playing the whole game Marcus allen is not that guy he is not a player. You want plain linebacker. The whole game he filled in either fill in. You know he was second. String dime linebacker. Start this this season special teams only type of guy and now he's last game. He was playing one hundred percent. He's playing every nickel snap. Every you know three four snap. He was our dime linebacker and teams just are going to go after them. If they've seen him that much they're going to learn how to beat him. They're gonna go after them and they were. They attacked him like mercilessly. A buffalo went after cincinnati went after. He's he's a weak link. Getting him off the field getting vince williams. And there is gonna do wonders for the run defense A big big boost for the run defense. I can't even be overstated and also impasse also in the passing game. And as a pass. Rusher of the steelers with avery williamson and marcus allen. No pass rush from your inside linebackers you you can leave them on unblocked and they would know how to get the quarterback down That's a little. That's a little over overly harsh. But you saying vince. Williams is a dynamic pass rusher. He's gonna be very solid and run support and in those zones. He's he's just better. He knows the defense. he's smart about it. You marcus allen. Taking his i read and when he passed that guy off it was like he wasn't picking up that he was. You know there's someone else entering his own until like a second later and he was he was just being late to the ball Vince williams is much smarter than that much better at moving moving around. And you know reading the whole play. So i expect that to be a big boost to the defense. Now chris Talking about the culture rookie. Specifically jonathan taylor and michael pittman. What are they meant to the offense. And what have they been able to do in in year one thus far so it's been interesting for both of them I think it's been really tough for rookies in general. Obviously we've had rookie performances. But i think for rookies not having normal training camps. It's been tough wide. Receiver specifically is a pretty tough position to to kind of figure out as a rookie. A lotta times rookie. Receiver struggle in pitman hasn't exactly struggled But he didn't come along maybe as fast as we hoped that he he would He dealt with an injury he had to have surgery. Really weird I think it's called compartment syndrome. E had really weird Calf injury that kind of knocked him out for several weeks. Eight to have surgery on it. And that kind of delayed things but really. He's been a solid contributor. He's the for the ball around a lot so regardless of how well he had played used not going to dominate in targets. Or anything like that. But he's he's gotten to be a really nice possession receiver. He's six four to twenty three big guy and he's become much more reliable for rivers. He can move surprisingly well for a guy that size in the open field and so they like to get him on these little crossers in drag routes and things like that and get the ball in his hands because he can run over a guy gets up to. I mean he's not he's not blazing fast for two hundred twenty three pound man he moves pretty good and not somebody that you know a small nickelback or somebody wants to take on if they've got him in the open field and so He's been solid. And i expect that we're gonna see more of him unfortunately for him. T y hilton kind of made his resurgence right about the time. Pittman was really coming on and so he's faded a little bit and he's still been getting getting five to six targets a game and i expect he'll be an impact really between the twenty s. He hasn't got a lot of looks in the red zone Jonathan taylor is really the guy who's been impressive because he was really struggling at the early part of the season Not real patient. He was hitting holes like he was running behind wisconsin's offensive line and expecting these holes to open up were massive and a lotta times. He's running into the back of a blocker because the holes not there and He wasn't really ready. Maybe to to take that step marlon mack Ruptured achilles for in the first week. first half of the first game and he kinda took a whole bunch of snaps really early and showed the struggle and it's taken him every bit of eight to ten weeks to kind of figure out what he needed to do. And you watch him as a runner now. He's night and day different from what he looked like early on in the season. He's he's patient. I made a comparison not a good one so Steelers fans will undoubtedly not by this at all but he he runs a at the line. A little bit living bell Just a very patient runner waiting for his blocks. He's not the same style of runner and he's not the same size or anything in that in that regard but the patient's a I haven't seen the colts running back. Run that way marlon. Mack does a little bit. But i haven't seen a guy run that way. And i don't know if it's because we have over the past several weeks plates in pretty bad run defense in. That's probably a large part of it But as a runner he's really rounded into form at the right time and Man the colts need him. If he can run that he's he's a really great talent. he seems to have gotten his bearings. But it's going to be interesting to see if that sticks random side note on michael pitman. I how he went to his younger brother. Went to oregon. I just i just love. That just really makes me laugh. Go schools opposite to the watts. That just went to wisconsin all lame whatnot. But oh well jeffrey Continuing on with rookies but Steelers defensive rookie. I've asked you about alex highsmith. Ever since he took over for depre- after he tours acl another week. How's he looking as he kinda coming into his own. As as a pass rusher for the steelers he so so much promise so much potential And it's just not there yet like you're seeing the moves and he's getting to the quarterback just a hair late or you know he's he's in the play but it's just a tad bit late Cincinnati saw gresley. He was attacking the run game in the quarterback trying to get over that hump it start making those plays and and that's where you saw ryan finley start running the ball. Pull it and running the ball. Because highsmith wasn't checking the quarterback at all. He was going straight for the running back They they gashed us without a couple of times. He is not bud dupree. He's going to be really good. We've seen that. This is not a mess. This guys has skills. He's gonna be a good edge rusher With with really star potential if everything comes together for him but he's not that guy. Yeah he's not that guy yet but he's he's good. Okay let little this up before. We're gonna break your guys with all due respect. Let's talk about what it's going to take to win against the colts. So so with that said let's go in or break and if you're listening to the podcast side you can just click over two part two right now if you watch it on youtube or on facebook to just hang tight sit there. We will be back in a quick moment.

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The Bettors Box MLB Betting Podcast April 4, 2019

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The Bettors Box MLB Betting Podcast April 4, 2019

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April four, I'm your host Annenberg this and every issue bankable raiders Eibar friends over at the sl sportsbook be TV two hundred is that promo code one hundred percent deposit metro sportsbook one hundred percent deposit match bonus for the live casino. F bet. The sl. It's only a game until you bet. It got the Monday Thursday format here with the betters box on Mondays I do the Monday mail bag at skating, dry pods on Twitter or atom at thing. The book dot com to send in your questions for the mailbag. Also, I get this question a lot. How do I sign up for the notes for the better as box Email me at them at bang, the book dot com, get you on the list for those notes, I'll send those out. Usually about mid afternoon or so I certainly want everyone to listen to the show as opposed to just get the information from the notes. So I give it a few hours before I sent out that Email, but Adam at the book dot com the way you get on the notes for the better spock's. My picks tips, it's been very very up and down here. So far, we've had some pretty bad days. We've had some pretty good days. We've had a lot of days in the middle. But so grinding every single day over there at bang the book dotcom subscribing notifications at the website, you'll be able to get a quick update. When my picks and tips fees has been updated for the day already up for today. Obviously. Usually I'll have that done by about ten thirtyish on weekdays maybe eleven thirty or so on weekends. I know that stuff with the shorten lead time for the day games on the weekends, but mostly follow. My wife's work schedules. So when she gets up for during the week, I get up and then on weekends. I usually get up a little bit earlier than she does. But trying to catch up on sleep as much as I possibly can over the weekend. So again been delayed with the weekend updates for the picks and tips piece, but weekdays usually by ten thirty or so speaking of daily picks makes your out. Kyle hunters thoughts here for the remainder of the college basketball season. Also course Parker Michael's wrapping up a strong regular season in the NHL. He'll be rolling through the playoffs with us as well. With those daily picks. If you missed yesterday's edition of banged the book radio, I talked Kyle hunter about the final four in the national championship game. So you definitely wanna make sure that you check that out day. I'll have another edition of the better spock's along with the Monday mailbag, then Tuesday Ryan blessing will join me we'll chat NHL playoffs a little bit. And then also the masters for the first major of the PGA tour season. So once again like I said yesterday during the segment with Kyle Bangguo radio is not going away. But we'll do the Monday Thursday betters box. We'll do the you have segments on either Thursday or Friday with Pena. Now, we'll do some one off stuff for the NFL draft. For college football season win totals the masters other major golf events stuff like that horse racing the Kentucky Derby events. So we'll still have some stuff out there for you just won't be a daily thing. All right. So let's get into the better boxer fourth today will certainly be out of the box score. Then I'll go down the lines give you a pick four Thursday night. And then preview the weekend ahead here. Got a lot of serious previews suck about at the end of today's show. So kind of make up for some of the lack of information at the outset. Because look we're only one week into the season. So we're still waiting for sample sizes to get bigger still waiting to be able to dig into more to the team exit velocity metrics and things of that sort. So we'll give it some time. I have a lot more numbers based information as we get deeper in the month of April. And then plenty of it as we get into may and throughout the rest of the betters, FOX. So just hold your horses on that. We'll get to a lot of that stuff. But in the meantime, we go beyond the box for here at the seriously and the brewers and the reds. Three one run wins four the brewers. We actually got a Josh hater back to back on Monday and Tuesday here in this series of just absolutely stunning again only five back tobaks for Josh eight or last year. And maybe the situation will necessitate more of Josh ater in back toback settings because they don't have court Canaveral. They don't have Jeremy Jeffress wiz going out on a rehab assignment. So maybe they'll have him back soon. But once again, you know, Josh ater, look he's at his best than these multi inning weapon on multiple days rest, but you know, Craig counsel noses personnel knows this team. If he feels like he can use hate or back to back, then he'll do it. But once again that was very surprising to me will kind of change the way I approached the brewers win hater pitches. The day before I don't think this becomes irregular thing by any means, however with hater using the back to back here early on in this season. Very surprising to say the least the reds were two for fifteen th whereas square position in the opener. So they. Probably shouldn't have gotten swept here. Only six at bats with in scoring position. In the last two games. I talked about this with the brewers last week that you're they went high upside in the rotation, and I give them a lot of credit for that. They've been getting by with good command guys and good contact management plans. Well, this year they've gone higher upside in the rotation you'll schussing is a guy with respectable strikeout rates. So it makes sense that he's there, but ran in would drift Corbin burns. Freddie Peralta, these guys do miss more bats than what they previously had last season. And they are tied for first in major league baseball right now in starting pitcher strikeouts with the Houston Astros. If you're tied with the Astros in any pitching category. That's a big win for you. So you'll burns the twelve last week for any brought they had eleven and yesterday's game where we were on the reds. So they add some swing and miss to these contact management plans makes the brewers even more exciting here for this. Season. But as I mentioned three one three one run wins for the brewers you're in this series. They've got five of them already. They're five and no in games decided by one run six and one overall nobody else has more than two one run wins with zero losses so far. There are some teams that are three and one and stuff like that. But you know, for the brewers here at five and all ready, nobody else better than to know. So probably will be looking at some regression for them as we go forward. But you know, who knows when that will actually show up. I do want to mention something here yesterday. And I will talk about this later in the show, but there have been three one nothing games already major league baseball so far there were fifty five all of last year. We've been on the losing end of two of those one nothing games. One of them was eventually both of them were yesterday. And one of them was this brewers versus Redskin. And the reason why I want to touch on. This is not to make excuses for giving out a losing. But I really think the reds were the right side in that game. Anyway, but it's simply to say that if you don't evaluate your losses in something resembling this manner baseball season is going to grind you down to a nub baseball season is a it's a heavy commitment. It really truly is. So when you look at yesterday's game here. And of course, I watched the end of both of the one nothing losses that I had yesterday. You look at this one specifically Louis Casteel was fantastic gave up one hit. It was an RBI single. That was the game winning hit for the brewers there. One hit over seven innings one run walked four struck out nine. He only allowed one batted ball over ninety four point seven miles per hour. So Casteel was very very goodness game. He was exceptional in this game. It was one hundred mph ground out from Mike was stock is the way that the brewers scored their run wasn't a walk a Bach in a. Seventy two mph single. So Casteel, basically in the one run scoring opportunity. The brewers really had in this game. Got lucky gave up a very soft single up the middle of balk advanced the runner, you know, those things generally aren't going to happen. So we're on the wrong side but casino did look like the right pitcher in this game. No on the flip side here. Freddie for all. The what it's a great stat. One eight innings pitched to hits no runs. No walks. Eleven strikeouts. But four Peralta in this outing. He allowed seven of the games. Ten hardest. Hit batted balls. The reds were two for seven on those batted balls of ninety six point eight plus miles per hour. They only managed to singles on them. Now when you talk about batted balls of ninety five plus miles per hour, as I've talked about a lot here on our on the better spock's, you're talking about a batting average of about five hundred a weighted on base average in the six fifty range. Well, the reds didn't get that. They got to measly singles they were only two for seven. So you got a little bit unlucky on the hard contact that they did make here in this game. Now, Freddie brought the did have twenty swings and misses fifteen on the fastball. So the fastball had good life. But when you look at the individual outcomes here the brewers probably should've lost that game. The reds should have had more success on the hard contact that they did make an a brewers didn't make any hard contact except for that one bad at ball. So again, well, not making an excuse for the reds losing this game. I'm not trying to cover my tracks for the you'll ticket that didn't cash or anything like that. I'm simply saying that you want to evaluate your bets in something resembling this manner for me, I'm going to dig really deep. I'm going to fade, Freddie, per alternates. Next start against the reds. But again, you wanna try and put these things into proper perspective. Because if you don't with these ups and downs, you know, you're going to have a very rough time of it this season. So that's why. You do want to try to dig a little bit deeper with every bet that you make and also why I'm going through and looking at the individual results for the starting pitchers here to try and get some angles in their next outings Rockies in the race. Right. The raise take two out of three here in this one. Again, this was yesterday's one. Nothing lost that we were on the race streets. Eleven runners in inning six through ten to miss out on the sweep had a basis loaded grounded at a double play in the six second and third and the seventh second third and the eighth basis loaded in the ninth first and second and the tenth none of those guys toward and then criticize not it hits an oath to Homer in the eleventh, I run in twenty two innings for the Rockies in this series. So the rays don't get the sweep worthy right side in that game. Though this team is for real, you know, offensively I do have some concern still. But they've got great defense. They have an elite pitching staff they are top ten and exit loss offensive. Right now. So they are making a good amount of hard contact get. I'm not sure how sustainable their offense of strategy is. And particularly when they go out on the road. I think that's where we can find some opportunities to fade the raise but in this series, the Rockies went twenty two innings between scoring runs and you know, only score two of them in this series as well. So the razor definitely for real. I'll talk about that here again in a second. But everyone's gonna get Kyle Freeland in this series. There was money that came in on Blake Snell in that matchup against Kyle Freeland. Everyone's looking for regression from Kyle Freeland, well, his regression quote unquote in this series. He worked for and two thirds gave up three runs. Two of them were earned on three hits. He walked four. But he struck out ten it had sixteen swings and misses out of his fifty six strikes. So the stat lines go to sit at Freeman did make it through five innings. The results are going to say that free loss that the rays of the right side. They were 'cause Blake Snell was really good struck out thirteen. Head twenty-five swings and misses but Kyle Freeland still threw the ball. Well in this game. You know, he just there were some sequencing issues that popped up and he had the four walks. So don't act like this is some victory lap for fading Kyle freely because that wasn't really the case at all wake snow was better than him. Yes. But freely did not pitch bad in this outing. So again, keep that in mind here too. When we talk about degrees of regression guys with low ER as higher Phipps and higher excerpts. Maybe they're not going to pitch to that exit. They won't be as good. But it doesn't mean that they're going to be horrible. That was the situation there with Kyle Freeland where you know, get everyone's gonna look at it and say, oh, well, he lost. I think it was five to one and oh and the market was ready to go in against him. Maybe what freely Naan bitch bet so frequent. We'll get faded again in his next start coming up here at home next week. But again, you want to keep this in the proper perspective and just not blindly fade a guy like Kyle Freeland who is such an exit velocity wizard. One more serious look at here. This one also from the west Diamondbacks and the Padres said well guy didn't jump on any of the games here in this series. I wish that I would have. But when you look at the first two games here Merrill, Kellyanne Zack in the mouth of the Diamondbacks. The Padres were overvalued in both of them. I it just was what it was mad strong. Did not pitch well on the game that he worked and then Eric lower touched up a little bit by Zach Grinky the Diamondbacks. Offense on the Padres bullpen with Adam more and just kind of blew that game out of proportion. But that's what you want to look for here early on in this season overvalued teams based off of perception based off of results something like that. You'll look never makes did score eighteen runs in the first two games of the series. Head twenty two bats with the runner in scoring position. It's sort of makes me wonder if Petco park is playing more towards hitters now. I will say there's only been six point seven runs per game. In the Padres games. You're so far the seven home games. But then Padres weren't given up twenty one doubles there were less. Seven home runs in this three game series. So maybe some hidden value playing overs in Padres games. They've done a good job for pitching standpoint. So far for the most part they've had some hiccups with individual guys. But I think this is a situation where the Padre, you know. I think Petco park is going to be an over venue as we go on into the summer here. With more extra base hits. Better Padres offense. It's very important to keep in mind, nearly three year park factors or something. Like that a lot of it has to do with the home team that plays there. And the Padres have been a terrible offense. Petco park is always going to be lying low because of the perception that it's such a good pitchers park. The hidden conditions aren't fantastic. But the Padres heavy much better lineup than they've had the last several years. So if you're looking at three and five year park factors when it comes to totals betting. Keep in mind that the park factor is heavily weighed heavily adjusted because of how that home team performs offensively. And if you've got a bad. Home offense. Like, the Padres have been the last several years. Well, maybe there's some value in going over and playing against the perception of that park factor. So watch out for that here with the Padres as we go throughout the season. And maybe the Diamondbacks having so much excess offensively a sign of things to come out there on the left coast. Let's go through some random one week notes here. How about the Astros twenty ninth in exit velocity. So far this season. They've played against belief, Texas, and obviously the series that they had against the raise. You know? This is interesting because the Rockies are thirtieth in average exit velocity they played against the Marlins and the raise the raise are pretty good. I mean when you watch this pitching staff stuff for days, the relievers have ridiculous arsenals Snell is very good Morton's. Very good glass now has a type of arsenal that limits exit Blasi so early out in. This season. You're going to have some outliers against the race. Where teams have really low exit velocity numbers like the Astros in the Rockies have here. I trust the Astros a lot more than the Rockies offensively. But just a sign here of how good this raise pitching staff, actually is as I mentioned three one in games already fifty five of them last year. I've been on the losing end of two of three which is highly frustrating, but you know, again early on in the season, we expect these things to kind of level off a little bit. So big time. Bullpen concerns? League-wide the nationals bullpens giving up twenty runs over sixteen and a third innings. Trevor Rosenthal has been horrible doing a bear claw have been pretty good. But the the supplemental guys the nationals bullpen of not pitched. Well, Trevor Rosenthal among them the cubs bullpens giving up eighteen runs over seventeen and a third of the Diamondbacks. Bullpens walked eighteen and twenty seven and a third. Mariners cubs cardinals all with walk issues you're so far from their relievers. So lot of bad bull. Penn pitching early on in the season. And of course, the pirates team I talked up a lot coming into the season a team where I really do like their bullpen. I like the components that they have they've had a lead going into the seventh inning of every game. So far this year, and they're just one in three in those games. So the starters have been doing a good job the relievers have not yet. And I've talked about this is we go forward here. But what are the things that you really want to try to do in baseball is put yourself in a position to win. And that means handicapping the starting pitching matchup hoping that you're out in front and then hoping that the bullpen takes care of its job. If everybody's ready to go. I've talked a lot about bullpen usage. So far my article, I'm keeping a very close eye on that early on in the season here because I want teams to be able to deploy their best relievers. I'm handicapping the starting pitcher match up because I want my team to be a head. And then I'm hoping that that team is able to finish it off. So that's first fives that have worked out yesterday who had the first five in both. Games where the full game would have been a loss. Maybe I five are going to be more of a thing for me here this season. But again, a lot of bullpens in a state of flux so far this year. One other situations that kind of interesting here but Detroit Tigers with a runner on third and less than two outs. They've only scored that runner. One out of ten times. Nobody else in baseball lower than twenty six point seven percent. The tires at ten percent. Obviously strike outs are up again league-wide this year that will probably be another trend. It's been a three year trend already less than fifty percent of men on third with less than two outscored last year. That's the lowest it's been in a very very long time this year, it's down another full percentage point of the forty eight point six percent league-wide, but the Tigers are really bad in this area. So I think offensively maybe they get a little bit of positive aggression here simply by driving those guys in from his situational standpoint. Not a stat. I will. Track a lot. But just one that I came across here today where you know, the Tigers who got some very good pitching here. So far this season could be maximizing their offense just a little bit more. I'll do some exit lost the updates and stuff like that next week. Once we've got a larger sample size of data for those types of things, or let's go down the lines here with our updating line segment. These are going to be off of bookmaker numbers because that's just what my odd screen is on right now with openers. So that's what I look at for closers and you'll get Tuesday. And a lot of big favorites were coming down and this has been a trend early on in the season. And in fact, big underdogs have done very well so far in the months of March and April last year. It was all about heavy chalk in in the early part of the year this year, the underdogs do have a lot of bark to them. We saw match. Sure come down from minus two oh, six to minus one eighty seven must've euro Tanaka and came down about twenty five cents or minus two fifty two to twenty five Marcus Stroman, minus two eleven to one eight. Eighty hundred review for minus one seventy six to minus one fifty again, we're talking about big underdogs here. We saw the Phillies money shirt, sir. Orioles money against Stroman. I think it was tires money against Tanaka giants money against review. So again, three of those four teams not expected to do much this season. But dogs are the flavor of the month when it comes to April. So not a big surprise to see money coming in against those big favorites on it was trend that we saw on Wednesday as well. But one big favorite that did go up was just in Burland against Shelby Miller Astros and Rangers in that one. Shelby Miller missing all of last season with a myriad of injuries Burland, or of course, very very good. So that one I think, you know, what do we see ver- Lander in coal and those are the two primary guys for the Astros right now money going in both of them here. So far Berliners line. Going up coal got steamed quite a bit on Wednesday. You know? So we'll see that. With the Astros. I'm not sure about McCue Miley and peacock, but Berliner and Cole will definitely get that respect in the betting markets. Are we did see that Blake snow money on the raise over Kyle Freeland in the Rockies? I was curious to see what would happen with that game because Kyle Freeland area. Two extra progression guy wakes snow the same thing. Plus in eighty eight percent left on base percentage. Got rocked in his first start a little bit against Houston pitched, very well on Tuesday market did decide to line up with the raise as opposed to the Rockies in that battle two guys in line for regression Wednesday, we sell Louise Casteel money hit the board against the brewers. That's about a twenty cent move there in that one. We were in front of that line move, of course, but you know, the reds not able to finish that one off. Casteel will take money fairly often hear this season with a big ERA two excerpts split from last year, so many competing against John lesser that will continue start after start money will come in against John Lester so pissed fairly decent in that game. As it's fairly well on his starts so far. But money will keep coming in on him throughout the course of the year. So more big favorites that came down on Wednesday. Ross stripling once again the dodgers against Derek Holland money came in against Corey kluber to go on the White Sox and Carlos or Don that was the correct move there. Jonathan low ICU for the Yankees money Kim in against him to back Matt Boyd Matt Boyd back to back. Ten strikeout games here to start the year pitched very well. In to very very difficult road environments kinda pissed off about it. Truthfully. Because I wanted to be able to back him at home. But now his prices at home. We're just going to be probably too big for us to take advantage of after good showings on the road in Toronto in Yankee Stadium again to top five parks in fly ball and line drive weighted on base average last year and Boyd piss pretty well in both of them. Once again, as I mentioned, so many hit the board on Garrett Cole that was against like minor and the Rangers tough start here for the Astros. So far money came in against Marco Estrada. We were on that one for the first five yesterday that was a winner for us. He pitched well again back in. At home fade them on the road, pretty simple formula here for Marco Estrada. But in his two starts at Oakland Coliseum. He's been very very good and the market hates him. So I have to post my article around ten thirty the plus the the excuse me, I five would from plus one ten or plus one fifteen up to plus one twenty some places with a plus one twenty five, you know, again, you don't have to take the place right away. When I talked about in the article, if you think the line is going to move that was one that moved on Estrada, I mentioned that in the article to wait that one out. So if you did you grabbed an extra ten cents a profit there on that one? So her Marquez money coming on the Rockies against Charlie Morton and the raise or wrong side winner for the market there Marquez did really really well. But the raise just squandering so many opportunities late in that game. So money, I guess was right based on the outcome. But I still think the rate is clearly the right side there in that one Thursday. It's been pretty quiet overall. All in terms of wind moves so money hit the board on Trevor Bauer that's against Aaron Sanchez and Toronto Blue Jays. I get the move on Bauer. I certainly understand that hopefully he's able to throw a complete game tonight because the bullpen still shaky. But the Indians lineup is just so so bad total of seven with heavy undermine heavy under juiced today on. It's a rough look right now for the Indians offense. And I I don't know when it actually gets better 'cause you know Francisco indoor out until may pros Gonzalez will be up soon. But you know, he's got the chorus field factor. And he hasn't been a great hitter. The last few years either it's a tough look right now for the Indians and backing them with a minus one eighty minus one ninety price is very scary Bauer is legit though. There's no question about that. I wouldn't do it today. But again, obviously big money coming in here today on Trevor Bauer like I said very quiet out there in the marketplace. So far this morning. It seems like we've had a little bit more of a wait and see approach in the MLB betting market people waiting on lineups or something like that. We have seen some of the easy Aaron exit moves, but not as many overnight moves. I thought we would see this season lines kind of moving around early afternoon as those lineup start to come out in any event. My pick for today is the Los Angeles angels of Anaheim very rough start to the season for the angels here so far, but I think today's very good matchup for them. They'll send out Matt Harvey against Edison volquez and the Rangers. Rangers are making a lot of hard contact this year. So we'll give them credit for that. But now they go from home to a bad offense ballpark in Anaheim Matt Harvey, you know, I I was pretty impressed with the stat cast date. I saw his first start here against Oakland worked off with an elevated. Fastball down with the secondaries really good at limiting hard hard. Contact. Just didn't end the strike outs. The only had one of them, but it really in control of the game. From command standpoint did have some fastballs that kinda stayed up in the zone and hung high a little bit Oakland won't chase those Texas will I guess a very good match up here for Matt Harvey and for Edmonton volquez, it'll he had four outs in his start against Chicago, including a double play on ninety nine plus mph batted balls that saved him from a much worse that line very poor command ninety four point one miles per hour. Average exit velocity that would have been bottom five major league baseball last year velocity usually comes for a pitcher. I command will come second. If it comes back at all. So now is the time to jump on ends in bulk has this is a very fair price to take the angels Rangers with some bullpen fatigue as well. Which is why I'm happy to look at the. A full game especially with Anaheim having yesterday off. So give me the angels here. It's in the minus one thirty minus one thirty five ranch with Matt Harvey on the bump against Edison volquez in the Texas Rangers. All right for the weekend ahead here. Got a lot of things to talk about usually I won't cover six series. But get with some limited data here early on in the season for the beyond the box score segment. We'll take a look at the weekend ahead in-depth assert start with the ale. Central slap fight here between the royals and the Tigers. Getting remember the keys I talked about at Comerica park. In my betting tips article on the Tigers for this season. It is a huge outfield. Fly ball pitchers are going to fare very very well at commerical park this season. Also, the Tigers are very right handed heavy lineup. So if they face a right handed pitcher that fares better against righties, lefties, they probably won't do a whole lot against that guy. As luck would have it on the first five under here today with Jake June. And Spencer Turnbull Turnbull a guy who worked off with the fastball. A lot in his first start. I got plays very well to commerical park, especially with the chilly and damp conditions. That will have today on the Tigers played a lot of day games in April last year. Trying to avoid the bad weather at night. Probably the case again here this year. And also, I know the White Sox. I think I heard yesterday unions broadcast. They're supposed to play eleven or twelve day games in a row here the rest of the way in April. So while today's game was postponed of the White Sox. Gonna play a lot of day games for whatever that's worth. But any event, you know, you've got this royals tiger series here where I don't expect a whole lot of runs. The royals outfield. Defense is very very strong. They've got a big spacious outfield to play with here. I we're looking unders in this series. You've got that Judas intern. Bull matchup tonight Lopez and Matt Moore coming up tomorrow or excellent Wednesday the weather day off Inc for this series. And then Brad Keller and Tyson Ross on Thursday, that's the one I'd worry about from. In under standpoint because those are two ground ball guys both Keller and Ross till to the ground ball side that doesn't play as well at commerical park. I don't know what that total will look like in that game. But if we had a couple of low scoring affairs in the first two games, maybe we get some value to come back on the over four that Thursday game with Keller and Ross Keller guy. I am looking for some aggression out of here not necessarily at chimerical part. Not a great park for power. But when Keller goes to road venues that are better for hitting home runs. I will look to fade the royals starter at that point in time. So keep an eye out for that one. We were on Jose burritos against him earlier in the week here. So we'll see we get some more opportunities to go against Brad Keller and that unsustainably low homerun to fly ball percentage the nationals and Mets meet again this weekend, Stephen Strasburg, Noah Syndergaard today. Patrick Corbin Stephen Matt's on Saturday. Max Scherzer Zack Wheeler on Sunday. Once again, the weather day off incorporated into the schedule here. These two teams we saw Patrick Corbin get heavy steam in his first start for the nationals will see if that comes here again this weekend against even Matt's right now though, you can only back the nationals for the first five. I mean, they're bullpen has been disastrous. So far they should've lost again yesterday, but David Robertson. Did they nationals bullpen impression pretty bad there in that one for the Phillies, you can only play the nets in the first five right now, obviously with Strasbourg Corbin insurers are not a bad time to be looking to do that. I still trust Annabel Sanchez and the exit velocity metrics that he had last year. So he's the guy for the first five you may want to keep an eye on next week, but you know for this series. We looked a med student. Very good job here. So far with you know, bullpen usage. They've done a good job of their starting pitchers as well on the nationals are just in a tough spot. I mean, I don't think Davey Martinez is very good manager. Trade Turner is already out there. Starting staff is so strong with. Bullpen is so bad. The nationals are very tough for me to take right now. Not the seminal be on the Mets a lot in this series. But just the nationals again, I five's or nothing, and they're just they're just kinda toxic at this point in time. The as take on the Astros here, the as leave the safety of home, they'll do so with Frankie montage and his newfound splitter in game one against Collin McHugh Aaron Brooks and Wade Miley in the middle game. Mike fires and Brad peacock in the series finale. So Oakland avoid Justin Berliner and Garrett Cole who will both faced the Yankees next week. The as Penn pretty if here so far the Astros, not really hitting a whole lot again as I mentioned there twenty ninth and exit velocity here so far. So I'm sure they'll get things back on track. Will they do it here against this Oakland staff? I'm not sure, but Oakland is so well conditioned to play it home. They've got extreme fly ball guys like Strada like fires. They've got the. Ball guys like Anderson, you know, Oakland Coliseum on I mentioned this in my right up here today on talking about the under in the getaway day game between the Red Sox and the as last year Oakland Coliseum allowed a one eighty batting average on ground balls part of an s to do with how good Oakland's infield defenses a lot of it probably has to do with your the the moist marine conditions there. In Oakland, the grass is probably pretty thick. I wouldn't be surprised that they cut it a little bit high little bit of gamesmanship there because you know, they've got such a fly ball heavy lineup. These are good advantages for Oakland, you know, too. Big spacious ballpark. Lot of fall territory so extreme fly ball guys have success. But then go out on the road. They lose those advantages and minute maid park is a pretty good pitchers park for as good as the Astros have been authencity here over the last few years minute maid, still trends to the pitcher side. So maybe the Astros or the as don't have as many of those issues here in this. Set of road games. But it will be something. I will watch going forward here when they're in line. And there sees me when they're in ballparks that are very tailored to offense. The as will have to out hit the opposition. And those will be over venues Texas's one where a lot of ground balls go gopher hits with that sunbaked infield, obviously, the alias ballparks. When he as do go to some of these these areas that aren't going to be good for their pitching staffs or for their pitching staff. I should say, you know, I think it's one of those things where we can get some value playing as overs and probably fading the as as well. I don't think minute maid park is that place, but I will be watching it very closely here this weekend. Cubs and the brewers can the brewers keep this up winning all these one run games getting all the timely hits. The comebacks the outs from their relievers all that type of stuff. And you know, when it comes figure anything out. I mean, they're starting staff is not been good. They're bullpens been atrocious. The offense has done its part for the most part. But the cubs this off to a very slow start here. Jose cantata Brandon Woodruff in the first one Cole hamels core. Corbin burns in the second. One Kyle Hendricks Zach Davies in the third one here again, you know, I don't know where the cubs are at mentally right now. I know where the brewers are. And they feel like they can't do any wrong. If the brewers start to have some bullpen regression off the starter starting to get tagged a little bit, you know, maybe that kind of changes, the dynamics for them. I don't think I'll have too much investment in this series overall. But you know, we're kind of seeing why the Prokhoda projections were so low on the cubs. And why a lot of people out there were low on the cubs as well. And. For the brewers again, more upside in this rotation than they've had in the last two years. That's that's come to fruition already. And they're figuring it out with the bullpen despite some of those big losses. Craig councils, great manager. This might be the best front office in baseball right now gotta give a lot of credit to the brewers for what they're doing. And we'll see if they can keep it up here this weekend against their arch nemesis. The cubs Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Rip Forcella in the first one that gets sick godly, David price loop Weaver in the second one to be determined for the Red Sox against Merrill, Kelly on Sunday on the Red Sox. We'll use Chris sale next Tuesday when they actually make their home opener. I'm gonna Friedrich Priscilla again here. You know, I I can tell you that right now, I still believe in that godly zek godly is a guy with an area to exit split. Maybe that line moves a little bit. I will fade Portillo in that first game. After that. I'm not sure what will happen. But I think we're gonna very fair price. Probably Arizona's a home dog with godly against Portillo. So definitely. Looking at that one in tomorrow's article. What thing is pretty interesting here is that the Diamondbacks. Utilized a lot of platoon advantages. So far a lot of right handed hitters against left handed pitchers left handed hitters against right handed pitchers usually that's a big boost for an offense. Because a lot of pitchers have the big platoon splits. But something I've been thinking about here a little bit more lately with the ever changing landscape pitch usage in major league. Baseball pitchers are using fastballs. A lot less often. In a big reason, why teams are going to more curveball sliders and cutters is to cut down on the platoon advantage. Yes, it has something to do with exit philosophy. Yes. Has something to do with limiting home runs. But it's also to keep guys from getting raked over the coals when they're a right handed pitcher against they left handed batter your throat cutters that dive inside sliders. Same thing Kerr balls to get them out in front. You know, everybody in the major leagues can hit a fastball is just the nature of the beast noticed as I went and looked today. Again, it's only. Week but over the top ten teams tune advantages. The Indians were the only one that I think is legitimate shot at the playoffs the brains the second team in that department, but a lot of teams using platoon. Advantages are the Diamondbacks Orioles. Blue Jays Rangers Kansas City. A lot of teams that don't really have playoff prospects and her that's because they don't have enough. Good hitters to play every day. So I'm kinda curious to see this dynamic play out a little bit here this season. Usually speaking, you know, whether it's daily fantasy or betting you look for those big platoon advantages with a lot of these starting pitchers, maybe those are getting cut down a little bit with the changing pits usage. So that's something I'll be watching closely, and I noticed it here with the Diamondbacks and their platoon advantages. So far, you know, they were very good offensively that series against the Padres. Or we'll see how it does here against the Red Sox because they're getting a righty in poor Selo, a lefty and price. Then obviously who knows who will start on. Sunday. Maybe somebody like a Hector Velazquez or Brian Johnson or somebody like that. But something that popped into my head here today. Well, going through the notes for the show. And then finally I'm curious to see how the Diamondbacks adjust to year two in the humidor because early on last year. It was a big learning curve for AirAsia this year. They should have a lot more home. Do they can rely on. You know, godly was the guy who had very big walks splits between home and road last season with the humidor without the humidor. I should be a little bit better in that regard. Here this season and backs pitchers in general should be more accustomed to the conditions. So that'll be something to watch in their home series early on as well finally one more series look at here. The dodgers in Colorado to take on the Rockies that Rockies offense libs in the chorus field to face the dodgers Kent on my inner Tyler Anderson, the first one Walker bueller, John gray and the second one Julio Yuri us and Chad bettas on ESPN Sunday night baseball. I look for situational angles coming. On Sunday night baseball. The dodgers do go to St Louis. The Rockies hosts the Braves there may be an angle to fade the dodgers on Monday with the long trip out the St Louis coming out of the altitude. Maybe they don't use kenley Jansen in this series because he had the heart condition last year that kept him from going to Colorado. He's gonna give it a try this year. Obviously, we'll see how that plays out. I'm sure the dodgers liked to avoid using him. If they possibly can. So maybe fate of the dodgers on Monday. We'll see what the line looks like it went to pitching setup looks like. But as far as this series goes, you know, how are interested did not look good in his start against the Marlins. A lot of hard contact lot of doubles. That's very concerning for me going into this start Walker. Bueller had very limited appearances in spring training. Got knocked around in his first regular season start. Does he get it back on track? John gray, positive aggression candidate high ERA, low expert, some tough home road splits for grace. So maybe we don't see that line move come in on him. But he. Ended up ten strikeouts. In that start against the Marlins. So the swing and miss stuff was there. We'll see if the command follow suit on interesting series say the least especially with that Rockies offense that was so bad in Miami. And so bad and Tampa Bay now getting back at home to the hitter friendly conditions, of course field. So a lot of stuff here today on the better box. 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Day 959: Trump won't stop insisting he was right about Hurricane Dorian and Alabama

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

43:05 min | 1 year ago

Day 959: Trump won't stop insisting he was right about Hurricane Dorian and Alabama

"Tonight we have a special extended edition of our broadcast for you covering the dual stories of this hurricane churning up the east coast and the political damage. The storm continues to indirectly cause tonight. We're live along the atlantic coast. We'll talk live with some of the local officials there as the president entered day a five of his fixation on alabama. There are also stories of political intrigue out of this trump administration just tonight including the new reporting that trump's daughter and son-in-law are trying perhaps to push mike pence off the twenty thousand ticket all of as the eleventh hour gets underway on this thursday night. Well good evening once again from our n._b._c. News headquarters here in new york day nine fifty nine of the trump administration and we are tracking hurricane dorian as it crawls up the coast of the carolinas where the folks there are just starting a long night. The national oh hurricane center has just released its eleven pm eastern time update our own meteorologist bill karen's. We'll have the new forecast specifics at the board for all of us in just moments but the headline is right now dory and still a category two hurricane sustain wins at the core of one hundred twenty miles an hour august two more than that center the storm just off the coast of wilmington north carolina forecasters still warning of life threatening storm surge dangerous dangerous winds all along the carolinas. Were approaching a high tide just after one a._m. Eastern time tonight that will affect many of the places in the path this storm. These were the conditions several hours ago. This is thirty four miles off the coast of cape fear north carolina on the old coastguard light i tower and helipad known as the frying pan as the storm closed in and old glory was struggling to hang on and look at this graphic. This is the goes satellite image from noah of dorey as the sunset tonight. It shows just how massive this system is has put it this way. If you live in boston new york west virginia western pennsylvania it's cloudy where you are tonight all because because of this one huge storm from florida to maine the cloud cover stretches along the entire east coast now while the the hurricanes. I has remained offshore. The storm has already caused so much damage in the carolinas charleston was battered heavy wind and rain today parts parts of the already low lying city saw heavy flooding from the storm surge multiple tornadoes also reported in both north and south carolina this video taken in north myrtle beach south carolina earlier today and in emerald isle north carolina a tornado rip through a mobile home park leaving behind severe veered damage. There were also still following the increasingly dire situation in the northern bahamas tonight. The death toll there now stands stands at thirty but it's feared to be in the hundreds. If not worse there is catastrophic damage on the avocado islands hard hit by the category five storm over the weekend. Remember it was parked over them for days and the situation for survivors there grows more desperate by the our our own morgan chessy was able to make it to the battered great avocado island today he'll join us with a full report in just a few minutes tenets as we mentioned the national hurricane center forecast is just out for that. We have our own meteorologist bill karen's extending his day into our our broadcast tonight. Hey bill thanks brian. The new advisory is in no big surprises. We continue to watch the storm that is moving right along the coast. We've been saying that for what four days now and this is is now the eighth day in a row that we've been calling this hurricane doreen we have about twelve hours left and then it will be passed the outer banks and up to this point. I'd i'd say most people in the carolinas in georgia and florida would say this has been a minor hurricane. We'll wait and see you tonight. As we get a possible landfall. It has one little punch. I left for carteret county in the outer banks so one hundred mph winds maximum sustained possibility could still get about one ten to one fifteen and this is what we like to see. We're finally moving this thing northeast at thirteen miles per hour and it's going to begin to accelerate towards morehead city in the outer banks again about twelve hours. It'll be passed cape hatteras. I so let's get into the forecast cone in the hurricane center had it making landfall over areas right around morehead city to cape lookout the beaufort the area and now they've shifted just a little bit further offshore so we're not even guaranteed. There were definitely gonna get that. Landfall doesn't really matter as much you know the reason we concerned about that as some of the strongest winds are right in the core of the eye and so we could get more wins on shore so every mile we can inside offshore better and as i said ninety mph winds by the time we get to about six to the eight a._m. Tomorrow morning weakening down to a category one and the outer banks can deal with a category what they're used to getting hit by the storm but once every four years and the building codes are very strict so i would not see a lot of wind which category one on the outer banks the speaking of the winds. Myrtle beach has been in the fifties for hours. It's like tropical storm that will never end and but you didn't have extreme winds willington not bad at all. This is as close as a storms into get you in. You're only at forty three mile per hour. Wind you notice there's still strong out we keep saying the core of the storm well this one buoy out here disgusted eighty nine miles per hour and that would be enough to do some damage it was on land but the core is offshore and we'll have to see if this band of heavy rain on the outside side of it will rotate inland into carter county a little later so right now cape lookout city. You're forty eight to fifty five. Maybe some scattered power outages as we go throughout the night. This is is poised at six a._m. So then we have that path possibly just south of this region the heaviest stuff heading up towards cape hatters so it's gonna fly but we still could get gust to seventy five ninety five miles per hour and then by the time we get to about ten a._m. That's when it starts to head out to sea still obviously very heavy rain and that should be one of the issues that we go throughout the nights is how much rainfalls how quickly and do we get some of that flash flooding with this storm so brian. I'd say overall especially when you see what's happened in the bahamas. We're fairing pretty well and as the storm continues the weekend and i think there's a lot of people that are just thankful. It wasn't a lot worse but we're not done. We're not gonna not writing it off yet. We'll wait and see if we get that landfall overnight. Okay bill who will be with us as part of our live extended coverage here tonight bill. Thank you for that the eleven p._m. Update for the latest on this storm's impact right now. Let's go to one of the places. We just mentioned wilmington north carolina n._b._c. News correspondent cow perry is there standing by for us. Callous looks like you're getting the precept that was promised yeah so three inches of rain in the last three hours that has officials a little bit concerned. I'm undercover here here. I can put my cover on and just show you forty six mile. An hour winds now bad like bill carrey and said not a lot of dramatics here from this live shot location. Look part of the story here. Brian is the two hurricanes in less than a year for wilmington. It was a year ago next week when we saw hurricane florence come and that's really been instrumental in how people have prepared for this storm storm. A number of people have chosen to stay in wilmington because a year ago the flooding went on the interstate. The city was cut off for four days. This city became an island silence separated from the rest of the state so that is on the minds of people who couldn't get back to their homes a year ago which is why we've seen not only boarded up stores but a lot of people staying not out of the woods just yet officials still want people to hunker down but clearly as we get more and more news out of the bahamas it seems as though this storm staying off shore is certainly good news for wilmington north carolina brian cal perry. Thank you for that as well and bill both pointed out wilmington north carolina. This is not their first rodeo where hurricane coming up the coast for them is concerned with dorian continuing to track north. We wanna hear more about the damage that the storm left behind behind in south carolina. We've been talking about that for two days on the phone with us tonight. The mayor of myrtle beach brenda bethune mayor. Tell us about your trees. Tell us about your power. Lines your streets and because we have to ask has anyone done anything. Stupid or people heeded the warnings well. I'm assuming you're asking about the stupid part because of the red jeep that was found in the today <hes> <hes> brian we <hes> we actually fared very well and myrtle beach <hes>. We experienced a lot of wind more than expected rain but you know with what we were used to with hurricane florence last year. We didn't have the flooding that was surrounding us and we were very grateful for that. We actually did very very well. We have crews that are already out assessing the damage and cleanup crews are lined up to get out first first thing in the morning and get our beaches back up and open for visitors to come. It was eerie. I saw some live reporting from myrtle beach on the eve of the storm arm people who don't know myrtle beach. It's a place where you can have just about the most fun on the east coast and this however this week after the labor day weekend a and it was absolutely empty and i i'm imagining you're proud of the fact that you did heed the warnings and you got people out of harm's way especially especially these tornados were looking at absolutely people paid attention to the governor's request that were the actually the governor's order and and that's very rare for here <hes> i think that we get so used to these storms coming that we take it for granted sometimes that it won't be as bad as is what we're told but this time people did leave and especially our visitors and we are very grateful for that but now we're ready to recover and they'd get back to normal open our doors backup and help those around us who did not fare so well. Okay you mentioned the jeep. I wasn't going to say anything but it was one of the images. We watched on cable news. This morning ended this afternoon. What have you been able to find out about how it is perfectly. Okay good vehicle ended up on a stretch of your beach that someone got a whim to drive on the beach. Check it out before the storm and they ended up driving an area that had been washed out and got stuck and that is exactly why we don't allow vehicles go on the beach. Well put everyone safe except for <hes>. If you're a put it this way if you're looking at the used car market and you find a really good deal bill on a slightly used damp seeming red jeep ask questions about the vin number mayor thank you we are so glad that myrtle beach appears to to have weather this and we will repeat year year plead to our viewers that in short order myrtle beach will be open for business mayor brenda bethune on the back end here of this hurricane dorian for them and as dorian lashes the carolina coast to the political intersection a section of this story we go president trump is now on day. Five of insisting hurricane dorian was on a path to hit alabama late this afternoon rear admiral peter brown who is trump's counter terrorism and homeland security advisor think about that for a moment who said he briefed the president multiple times on sunday about dorgan's arrival issued a statement appearing to take the blame for trump's warnings certainly giving bring the president much needed air cover and we quote i showed the president the official national hurricane center forecast which included the cone that projects the potential potential path that the eye of the storm president's comments were based on that morning's hurricane dorian briefing which included the possibility of tropical storm force winds in southeastern eastern alabama in fact from the evening of tuesday august twenty seventh until the morning of monday september second the forecast from the national hurricane center showed the possibility the of tropical storm winds hitting parts of alabama trump defended himself five times on twitter just today insisting he was right all along about alabama obama which thankfully has been spared tonight thanks to the president's quick action here for our leadoff discussion on thursday evening three top reporters covering during this white house ashley parker of the washington post jonathan lemere of the associated press and nancy cook politico good evening and welcome to you both ashley what is left to say about this except what your newspaper has added to the reporting tonight <hes> this is in the washington post and they say flatly this is by the way the the work of blue all the renita josh doc- two of your colleagues it was trump who used a black black sharpie to mark up an official noah map which he displayed during an oval office briefing on wednesday according to a white house official who spoke on the condition of anonymity discuss internal deliberations. No one else writes like that on a map with a black sharpie the official said of the map which which added alabama into the hurricanes potential pathway inside the loop of the marker ashley. We said this last night this his minor in the scope of the u._s. presidency. This isn't family separation. It is far short of a declaration of war but this is a number another one of those firsts and as they say as they said in the sixties holds true today. The whole world is watching that that's true when we i saw that dr map there was a lot of suspicion that it was the president who had doctored it. The sharpie in that sort of big scrawl is his trademark. That's what we reported this evening and sort of give you a sense of the mood inside the west wing and how officials are handling this on the one hand when that map was shown they had taken it and they had put it sort of behind where the president was. This wasn't something they wanted him to broadcast to the world and he was top of mind he asked for it to be brought back up and showed it but again. I was over at the white house today and look white house. Aides will tell you privately. They wish the president would stop tweeting about alabama. It's not particularly helpful but this is also at this point somewhat routine. There was not panic or mayhem were scrambling. It was basically business as usual against the backdrop of the president making what initially actually seem to be as a sort of well intentioned but honest mistake and then doubling tripling quadrupling tippling down on it jonathan lemere here what do white house aides make of the president's choice to keep this issue alive and bubbling on and perhaps what it means. Were not talking about and cover. That's right to follow up on ashley's point. I mean this story. It was born of an innocent mistake. The president tweeted over the weekend had corrected by the national weather service which tremaine is pretty extraordinary thing but it could've died. Just an area was labor day. Weekend didn't have that much media attention story women over. We're not thinking i you just mentioned this. I have to interject we had never we're seeing the national weather service. Feel the need to correct a sitting president. In the history of our republic. Another norm shattered administration but instead. We're now on day. I five and yes. He isn't just double or triple toppled. I think it's nine times out non. Uh take whatever it might be. He is still keeping this alive and then there is some frustration asian as people around him. There's plenty people just rolling their eyes too but we don't want to lose sight of something here. Yes one hand. This is sort of a silly story and and it's a it's a president who can never admit a mistake who has said in written in his books and has preached this in practice what he preaches at tenders never saying he was sorry never saying i was wrong wrong but this is the president's words matter any president's words matter whether whether it's in a tweet declaration the oval office they move markets they they can rattle global capitals and in this case potentially frightened people who live in a state that actually wasn't in any danger from this hurricane and we have seen time and time again that after after he says something he then relies on government resources he calls upon the power of the white house to try to then almost reverse engineer what he said into into reality galaxy to try to cover for him we saw with when he claimed that there are millions of illegal voters in two thousand sixteen he rigged election. Commission did look into it. It didn't find evidence of that. You know when he declared that he had the largest attendance any inauguration. He made sean spicer. Go out there and live from the white house to say that he made sean spicer do that again when he tried to explain that mysterious late night tweet f._a. When spicer said oh the president and people around new what he's talking about we see today from his counterterrorism czar to have to put pen to paper apor and release a memo sort of taking the blame and giving the president cover for what was simply a mistake nancy cook somewhere. There's an elderly couple tonight scared scared out of their wits without power on a windy rainy night on the coast of north carolina. Perhaps in a single wide that is rocking back and forth <hes> no words from the president about the victims of this storm the grievous rising death toll to our in our neighbors fifty miles to our east just in the bahamas also somewhere tonight. There's a trump campaign official trying to chart a course realizing that it's the daily grievance since that we are covering. It's the daily grievance that sooner or later becomes what passes for the direction of presidency well. I think that that came. I'm up several times in conversations. I was having today with people about this story. Just that the president as you said did not acknowledge the people who had died in the bahamas did not acknowledged acknowledged the devastation there some of the senior administration officials that i spoke to today did talk about that but that wasn't top of mind to the president he was really tweeting in retweeting and doubling down on this whole alabama controversy and i talked to the president of the union of the national weather service organization who represents hurricane mccain forecasters and this person was making the point to me. You know it's very dangerous. When the president is sending out mixed messages on the path of a hurricane it's just very confusing and the president needs to support the national weather service and they're fact based evidence that showed very clearly throughout the day that the hurricane was moving towards the carolinas china south carolina north carolina and was nowhere near alabama and by continuing to draw attention to alabama. The president was in a way both undermining the national weather service arrests but also just confusing people who may not be glued to twitter the t._v. All day and maybe a supporter of the president and may now be confused about what is actually happening and whether that whether they need to evacuate just to underscore that as a weather matter as we look at this storm. If you are in the path of this tonight the tornadoes it is kind kind of spinning off are traveling across land at between forty and fifty miles an hour roughly the speed car drives. If you're in the path of one of those you've got to hope that the national weather service is there and on your side and warning you as foreign advance as humanly possible to save human lives tonight into tomorrow. We're going to pause our conversation. At this point ashley parker jonathan lemere nancy cook are going to stay with us over this break coming up paradise ice lost as we've been saying in the bahamas in a state of shock and recovery where it feels as if the death toll is going to jump in a significant way a we'll have a report from one of our correspondents on the ground there next and then later we mentioned this as well mike pence a man of loyalty bordering on seeming adoration ration- for his boss but will trump keep him on the ticket going forward new reporting asking new uncomfortable questions about that just to add as is the eleventh hour on a special edition of our broadcast just getting started on this thursday night high. It's it's katy. Tur want to keep up with m._s._n._b._c. While you're on the go subscribe to the m._s._n._b._c. daily newsletter. You'll get the best what you've missed during this unprecedented era of news text m._s._n._b._c. to six eight six six to subscribe. What did you list through a nightmare so i could tell people i've lived in now because all my life i've been through hurricane floyd which was also but i tell people. This was like a ten. I mean everything has gone <hes>. There's there's nothing left. <hes> what are standing. There's it's not much left to it. I mean the structures are some standing. Some are completely gone in the mainland marsh harbour. I understand there's hundreds and hundreds the people that are dead. I still don't have family members that i have accounted for yet. Simply put as we said here last night. The bahamas will never be the same stories coming out of the avocado islands in the northern bahamas as you saw right there heartbreaking chilling as we mentioned the death toll in the bahamas officially early at thirty that is widely expected to rise several reporters said today they are personally aware of much higher numbers. They're just yet unconfirmed by the bahamian government. Dorian was parked over the bahamas for the better part of two days. Avocado islands have suffered catastrophic damage image. There are people there who are desperate people who are dying waiting for help for the very latest on conditions in the bahamas. We go live to nassau. Oh that's where we find n._b._c. News correspondent morgan chess ski who has been on great abbot island today morgan. I gotta tell you i've been there. We were there as recently as this spring. We have friends there. The avocado islands are one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The bahamian people are extraordinary. Mary and none of us can believe what we're seeing and we're just girding in advance of the news of this rising death toll brian. I'd imagine if you were to go back there today. It would be tough to pick out the places that were very recognizable before we had a chance to land at marsh wash harbor airport just hours after it reopened <hes> because it had been covered by water for the past several days and upon touching down at that airport one of the first things we we saw were dozens upon dozens of people aligning all of those airport buildings most of them uninjured but everyone simply having nowhere else to go and trying trying to get any way they could off the island. I had a chance to speak to several people there who say that they had been waiting there for hours others days because all they have is what they were wearing on their bodies at that time time and time again when we ask people what the storm had done to their community they said it took away everything <hes> we then made our way into the town of marsh harbour and we were greeted by the sight of a clinic which had become a shelter and there were hundreds of people gathered around that area. We knew that <hes> so many people were able to ride the storm out inside but at this point in time <hes> it's essentially become a place for people to a wait and hope they can receive help of any kind when i ask people if <hes> supplies had been arriving from the government they said maybe so but certainly not where they were at this point in time and one of the the most frustrating conversations i had our heartfelt rather was with a family of four in a mother was holding her two year old son <hes> describing what they conditions nations have been like there in marsh harbour over the past several days. Take a listen now. There's no much shovel nothing thing thank our host on everything no close to wendell food to eat no under the bed and it is tough to hear that from one person after another <hes> the official report about fifty percent of the buildings on the greater avocado avacado island and on neighbouring grand bahama have been either damaged or destroyed and i would say that's a low number witnessing the sheer devastation we saw today <hes> en marche harbor a lot of the areas still inaccessible people doing what they can move on but realizing the sheer tasks that they are now faced with that will not take years to fully recover from from power still out on the majority of the island <hes>. We know that clean water hard to come by if it's not coming in bottled water that's being dropped off by relief groups of people people don't really know where to get it and so at this point in time tonight there are people there sleeping under trees under whatever shelter they can <hes> because dorian has simply taken away everything everything from them on that island ryan thank you for your reporting and you are so right all of us who love the place have been scanning the aerial pictures looking for landmarks that appear familiar to us and in many cases they are just gone morgan chessy reporting from the bahamas tonight. A lot of people have asked how how to help where to give. We'll put up the number for the red. Cross also team rubicon the u._s. military veterans. They landed a team. They're starting yesterday. They'll be going going back to help morgan chessy from the bahamas coming up dory and just one of the pressing issues on the president's radar how he's handling the rest of his agenda when the eleventh hour continues me more than fulfilled my promises even. They said he promised things that he actually produced more than he promised. That's true true but we're gonna produce more and more well about that tonight. There are signs trump's road to reelection may be rougher than he is anticipating new york times times reporting quote president trump heads into the closing months of the year without a clear policy agenda and an uphill path to achieving any major new accomplishments months before he faces voters over a summer dominated by his personal attacks on democratic lawmakers. The news media is trade showdown with china. Mr trump spent little time clarifying his positions on several important agenda items that could bolster his record political looked at trump's campaign operation noted what it described as quote a tangled web of unresolved issues he promises to sort out during a second term yahu news reports on the relationship between trump and his vice president quote behind the scenes tensions have been mounting among trump pants and their top advisors ever since the g._o._p.'s resounding thing losses in the two thousand eighteen eighteen midterms remember those in the weeks afterward. Trump asked aides about replacing pants on the ticket. He asked again again for their thoughts on pants. During his august vacation at his golf course in bedminster new jersey in particular rumors that kushner and a vodka trump wanted to consider replacements for pants specifically trying to find a woman running mate to help win back the suburbs in twenty twenty have worried the vice president's camp last month as trump was leaving the aforementioned resort in bedminster trump brandon of course to return to washington. He offered these words of praise for his vice president. Mike pence has been an outstanding v._p. I think that he's been <hes> incredible in terms of the love that a lot of people especially <hes> if you look at the evangelical 's and so many others they really have the great respect for a vice president and so do i and so i think most people back with us to talk about all of it ashley parker jonathan lanier and nancy not cook ashley. How much faith should anyone put in that endorsement right there. Even this loyal some would say plant can't vice president. Is that loyalty there until it's not that's exactly right. It's anyone who works for this. President knows things can change in in a second or with the tweet that said <hes> my understanding is that while there are these flare ups between the president and the vice president's camps. It's frankly more so than between the two men <hes> the president will sometimes wonder when pence's going out and he's doing a good job wooing donors as for the reelect effort is he doing too good of a job is he sort of getting donors <hes> information and facetime with them for his own benefit those flare ups and tension in simmer be under the surface and do exist but on the whole and again anything can change the president the vice president have a very warm relationship. The men talk multiple times a day that the president is will sometimes sort of dismissed the vice president but it's always said to be in a jokey kind of friendly manner not actually condescending and so far mike pence his managed that fine line incredibly well which is to be a classic vice president incontinent incontinent number two and under study to not steal the spotlight for himself to do a good job but not too good of a job that he becomes threatening to the number one jonathan lemere. The name we haven't mentioned is nikki haley. Who is i guess would qualify as media darling status. That would be a big story. If there was a switch up in the ticket she put out a statement about the eventuality the possibility of that. I think people have put the theory to rest going forward with mike pence donald trump. What's the bumper sticker for twenty twenty oni as it is right now but i i'm basseterre haley. You're right. I mean that was sort of an oddly time statement a few weeks ago. There had been rumors months ago when haley left position as u._n. Ambassador her she could be someone who the president might i if he were to look to replacing vice president pence and instead those stories were on lead to knock down and and then there weren't any stories this time around when nikki haley sort of raised this idea to then dismiss it again so i think that that caught a lot of people's attention but my reporting lines up with what would ashley ashley has said is that certainly the president is known to us out loud about things all the time including some pretty outlandish suggestions that doesn't mean he's prickly serious so yes. He has wonder he's pulled his advisors about pets in the past. There doesn't really seem to be any serious movement at least right now to replace him but that could indeed in could indeed change in a tweet pence. It has been a loyal foot soldier. He is the president's bridge to the evangelical community. He is popular among some rank republicans who might serve hold their nose. Some of the president's personal behavior of his divisive rhetoric u. Penn's in many ways is more traditional republican and that's what i think that people around the president still feels like he adds. It's the ticket going forward but it's also a campaign. That's running on really no new ideas here. There's no real legislative agenda coming up this fall short of trying to get the nafta through the u._s. m._c._a. There'll be some sort of guns package probably not a robust one and of course the president is looking to come forward with some sort of agreement with china into resolve. This trade war in meetings are scheduled for october because that's the real concern. Is that can't get resolved. The economy keeps going down. He knows his big trouble. No matter who is vice president is nancy she cook. Let's take that less point and talk. About what do they do. If god forbid the economy goes south. What are they run on well. I think that that's a huge concern. Turn inside the white house and it's a question that i've been asking a lot of officials this last week. I think that the white house is desperately. Searching for some sort of silver bullet some sort of policy lever that they can pull out if the economy does go south <hes> either through the trade war or just as an effect of the global economic slowdown just an aftermath aftermath of that and i don't think that there's agreement among top economic officials in the white house on what that would actually look like and i think that it's a little terrifying for some all of them because they wanna be able to pull out something and show that they have a plan if the economy sours and so much of trump's reelection campaign is pitch and hinged on the <hes> economy you know it's something that trump and his advisors feel like he can talk about and it's something that even the campaign officials are sort of saying well if you don't like his tweets you don't like his rhetoric. You don't like the fact that he focused on alabama all week. At least you can like the economy and if the economy sours hours that talking point for them really goes away with our thanks tonight for participating in our discussion with all the money stories. We've been covering ashley parker jonathan lemaire nancy cook. Thank you all three of you for coming down the broadcast tonight coming up for us a long night. Just beginning for our friends ends in the carolinas. We're going to talk to one of the towns in the thick of it tonight when we come back. Hurricane dorian is ready to unleash its fury on our state. Get to safety safety and stay there. Don't let your guard down. This won't be a brush by whether it comes ashore or not what the eye of the storm will be close enough to cause extensive damage in north carolina as we said we're going a couple hours here tonight eight and as part of that we're still tracking hurricane dorian as the storm makes its way up the north carolina coast along with heavy rain wind storm surge urge carolinas also had to deal with a number of tornadoes as we mentioned from this system today trouble with those is how fast they were moving across the countryside. We are thankful to be joined by phone tonight by mayor joe benson of carolina beach north carolina mayor knowing i was is going to be talking to you. I've been watching your community as it relates to the location of the eye. The storm has now gone from alongside of you to slightly to your northeast. It looks like meaning your your wind. Direction has changed your now getting it from the north and the west but you're in the thick of those rain bands. Are you not that's exactly right brian and thanks for having needs to get the word out to those who don't live on the island but have homes and property here guy has moved as you you said <hes> north east of us and i'm in my house. It's boarded up and i can hear sheets of rain but they're now coming from the doors as opposed to pounding the house from the east so that's a good indication as you said i. It's moving along and i'm good with that. When was the the last beach replenishment year community has of you had sand added in recent years. I get great question. Yes the last feature nourishment that was done for both my town carolina beach and curie beach. I was completed in march of this year so are doing things are <music> very healthy. The frontal 'cause the primary very healthy. <hes> high tide is in about an hour and a half the next high tide i so we real hopeful that those strong dunes will prevent any title over wash and that's really the purposes <hes> replenishment is to could protect the town's infrastructure public private property and sustain economic activity without those dunes <hes>. This isn't the beach town that that we all love so much down here. The the mathematics is really interesting. You mentioned the high tide and we've all been talking about that coming up after one a._m. Eastern time just think of it. If this storm i'm had been delayed by two hours and if it was pumping from east to west into your community as opposed to coming out the other way all all that water would have nowhere to go except to well up in your town yeah i it it you shudder at the thought of what the difference in what's fifty miles makes a slightly different track and you may remember. It's almost a year ago that we suffered through five days. Inundating rains this with florence twenty eight inches. The governor knows it real well you know his his outstanding leadership then and now getting out ahead of this i would. We knew we'd have wins. We really hope that this thing would move along the video launched. The meteorologists said it would and it has quicker. We you know another hundred inches of rain this year another two foot storm he can't you can't sustain many of those carolina airline beach for those who don't know one of the prettiest spots on the east coast as is so much of the real estate. We're talking about this storm covering mayor joe benson then. We realize it's a sporty night for you. Guys down there. Thanks so very much for joining us by telephone and here's to hoping that with the break of day things things are better than you had expected to come through in the end again mayor joe benson carolina beach north carolina coming up. This hurricane is not the first destructive destructive hurricane of the donald trump era or presidency he deals with these storms however unlike any president before him unlikely after him we will talk about that with an author who knows this president right after this there is and we said this earlier even as this deadly hurricane makes its way up the east coast putting millions of lives in danger in his this country. The president is on day five of defending his erroneous claims about dorian path toward alabama. He posted about it on social. You'll media half a dozen times in the last twenty four hours back with us again because the president loves when this guy talks about him. Tim o'brien executive editor of bloomberg berg opinion who happens to be the author of trump nation the art of being the donald and tim. I watched you with nicole wallace this afternoon at at four eastern time. What is it about this mindset that does not know the custodial role of being president. It does not know the kind of exportation role of being president. Let's go put our coastguard to work in the bahamas to save the lives down there as they did after katrina but knows the fixation of a sharpie drawn on a map and insisting he was right all the while because i don't i think he really cares about the presidency brian. I don't think he's thinking about this as the presidency. I don't think he's aware or respectful of the majesty of the office. What what he is always thinking about himself. Whether he's in the oval office on a golf course in his jet he doesn't really care about the responsibilities that come come along with this and i think he was surprised as anyone when he won the election and i think on election night you saw him in two thousand sixteen. He looked burned by all of this. I think what he chose to do with that. Victory was to turn it into this sort of piece of performance art and what goes along with that and what goes along with his constant. Narcissism narcissism and performance art is a lack of connection to the gravitas of everything around him and everything the presidency touches from natural disasters to trade trade to immigration to gun control and on and on and on and you can look through each of these events and his presidency thus far and he's never bothered to get into the nuts and bolts of the the policies. He's never bothered to consider the powers. His office has to address those problems and instead he just turns it into a referendum on whether he smart whether whether he's wealthy whether he he's well liked by voters and so forth and it never fails to repeat he goes el paso after the shootings he goes in there the hospital and he turns visit into a campaign. Stop thumbs up with the people in the hospital. When i went to puerto rico after the hurricane there he he basically did a drive by and so there through towels at people who were suffering and now you have today when we have grand bahama island devastated the stated and he's focused on this bonkers incident with a sharpie and a map of the hurricane because he wants to prove that he's right you don't buy into the more more grandiose theories that this is so. We don't talk about the military base building. That's not happening so he can divert money to the wall. Which i heard on previous previous broadcast i could be wrong but i have said i think from the beginning of his presidency that's always a mistake to assume that their strategy at work when when trump is acting out or acting at all i think most of what he does can understand through to prisons either self aggrandizement or self-preservation. It's very very rarely about anything else and certainly it's never about strategy. We have asked to dominate your personal time tonight. 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Thursdays Houston Matters: The Latest Updates On Hurricane Laura (Aug. 27, 2020)

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Thursdays Houston Matters: The Latest Updates On Hurricane Laura (Aug. 27, 2020)

"Hurricane Laura brought devastating wind rain and what forecasters called an unser viable storm surge as it made landfall at an astonishing one, hundred, fifty miles per hour overnight the category four storm landed a bit further east than anticipated in Cameron. Parish Louisiana that spared much of the Houston area and lessened the storm's impact on Texas communities closer to the Louisiana border. But the damage done to communities from West. Central Louisiana to that border with Texas is just starting to be realized. In these first hours of daylight, Laura has left hundreds of thousands without power highways littered with debris. I ten close down in some sections, and while the storm has weakened as it's moved inland, it's still carries extremely dangerous winds I'm Craig Cohen Today on Houston matters what happened overnight with communities to our east experienced and how we can help. We'll start with a news update from NPR and then talked through what did and did not happen with Hurricane Laura stay with us. This is Houston matters I'm Craig Cohen Good Morning in the end hurricane. Laura, was even stronger than expected and landed even a little further east that meant good fortune for Houston less of an impact for Beaumont and bad news for communities in western Louisiana from Lake Charles to Cameron parish were Laura Landfall after midnight at one hundred, fifty miles per hour this hour will do what we can. To assess Laura's impact on Texas communities to our south and east as it has occurred if it has occurred, will also try to get a sense of how we can help likely more devastated communities across the border into Louisiana I. Let's walk through what we know about what happened overnight, and where we stand this morning news eighty, eight, Seventy Robinson is here with the very latest good morning. Good morning, Craig. That's right following multiple days of officials calling on residents to take this storm seriously, Houston for the most part was spared by Hurricane Laura hit landfall like you said, overnight just before a. m. as a cat four near cat five hurricane or Cameron Louisiana as thirty miles southeast of orange. Texas Governor Greg Abbott Craig made an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America just a few moments ago and said that about five to ten thousand coastal area residents evacuated from the storm and so far. There are no reports of fatalities. Lives may have been sade as a result of those who fled from areas in port author, Beaumont in Orange Texas and really Craig. Most of East Texas was largely spared from severe impacts of Laura as Port Authors Mayor Thurman Bardy spoke to NPR's morning edition and said that there had been minimal damage and was thankful for how the City Fared as port author. If you recall was one of the first cities in Texas to order evacuations ahead of the storm, of course, there'd been concerns of how evacuations would potentially be complicated by the corona virus pandemic. The mayor said that he felt. Pretty good about the decision to issue mandatory leaves. Emergency managers have accu is practice social distancing many wore masks evacuation buses had wipes and disinfectant on hand and hotel rooms were used across the state instead of large shelters. Now, closer to Houston Galveston county officials are saying it's safe to return to the area except for Bolivar Peninsula state. Highway Eighty seven, one, twenty four are still being cleared of of debris by Tex-. I by tax dot but they're expected to be opened later today the agencies also assessing conditions to restart ferry service to the peninsula. Houston's transit authority. Metro. Says it will resume regular service later this morning with Hov Hov lanes continuing its normal operators operation hours. So in essence Craig, it's it's back to for the immediate greater Houston region as we prepare for another hot sunny day. Thank you very much Eddie. You got these idiots sevens. Eddie Robinson. So Sounds like the Houston area really dodged this one. Let's learn a little more about how Laura landed overnight and the status of the diminishing but still very dangerous storm now as it moves further. Last word I heard was shreveport may be under threat. Now Space City weather founder in meteorologist Eric Burgers back with US Good Morning Eric. Hey, good morning Craig. So we are right really fortunate this storm shifted even further east as it landed last night. Aren't we? Yeah. The landfall it made actually came in about thirty five miles. East of the Texas Louisiana border. And so that was really enough to move the entire Houston Metro area out of the tropical storm win field, and so that's why last night you know we saw some gusts in the thirties across the area but really nothing serious at all that that made a big difference in terms of power outages we worried that maybe there would be some. There were almost none So that was really a big deal a less fortunately we kinda need some rain and didn't really pick up any, but that's a pretty small price paid given the potential devastation. Yeah. I'm fine with that trade off. Where we're we're, where is Laura Right now? I'd moving up sort of the the western boundary of of Texas and Louisiana on the. Side and and you're right. It is headed for Shreveport fortunately, it is continuing to weaken. As it moves inland, it had one hundred mph sustained winds at about seven o'clock this morning. But again, that was probably a fairly a fairly small area. So it's moving rapidly to the north and it'll push the northeast and. And Be Gone silent thank goodness. Yeah indeed how how much longer might we anticipate It would bring hurricane force winds. It will probably weaken to a tropical storm later today probably sometime this afternoon. Okay. Eric Berger, from space, city whether thanks. For joining us today. But throughout the week, we appreciate it. Anytime anytime. Joining us now is meteorologist Jeff Lindner with the Harris County, flood control, District Jeff Welcome. Good Morning. How are you? I'm all right and yourself. Tired good. Probably. Happy that. That you don't have. The the enormous weight of the world that I recall you head on your shoulders during Harvey. The West side of Houston's dry as a bone. This morning is the same true for the rest of Harris. County. Yeah we see any rainfall overnight. We actually had rainfall yesterday with a couple of those outer rain bands that moved through than we did with the core, the hurricane, and you know as Eric said, we had that shift a little bit to the east there and it was just enough to pull us out of the Rain Shield and also the hurricane contracted in as it strengthened yesterday rapidly and and pulled that wind and rain in toward that core So here in Houston, we did not get really any impacts at all and most of southeast, Texas in fact and get. Much impacts which you know in this case the. Thing for us, but it's an unfortunate situation for those folks in southwest Louisiana Yeah. Let's let's turn our attention now to that I know you've seen some of the early images of devastation in Lake Charles, in particular, can you describe what Laura's left there? Yeah. It looks like you had fairly typical category three low in category four wins there and Lake Charles you know I was over and Michael in the Florida panhandle a couple of years ago when that was a category five hurricane and there certainly some differences that I'm seeing what the early images one thing I'll caution is that a lot of times we don't know a whole lot until twelve or even twenty four hours after the hurricane hit. for example, we have heard nothing from Cameron and the. Hack Barry and holly each that had the devastating storms or overnight and it's just going to take time to get folks down there to see what kind of damage happened But as far as we see in Lake. Charles a lot of power outages a lot of structural damage roofs off windows blown out tree down brick walls down even some large transmission. Down and that's what you see what the hundred and thirty Mon are wins in. Lake Charles Gusts up to about one hundred, thirty, seven miles an hour. I saw an image of I think it may have been a hotel, but it was a building twenty stories and the windows blown out every single one of them all on one side of the building just crushed. Yeah, you know that's we've seen here before back with Hurricane Alicia in Nineteen eighty-three and also in in hurricane back in two thousand eight to get those high rise buildings, those glass windows, and you can have substantial damage in these types of hurricanes are those mostly from wind driven debris. So something usually shattered a window and the glass shards. Shatter the next door windows and it's just kind of domino effect, and so you can lose you know most of the the windows in a building with that type of wind damage. Ahead of Laura. There was a lot of talk about how we've been through this before. In light of that, and in light of the fact that this time around we were not the ones that got hit. How can we help communities that did get hit hard by the storm? You know the the best thing to do here is to wait you know a day or so to see what exactly the need is going to be and were that need is going to be greatest is going to be in delay Charles area likely so and then also the community south of Lake Charles down toward the coast but we can't forget about the community inland as Erica saying this is moving away up to shreveport. So we've had wind damage. Along the river and this is isn't very heavily treed areas with smaller communities that probably don't have the resources that some of the larger areas have. So it may be that the worst of the situation ends up being indeed, Texas and western Louisiana we have a Lotta trees down. And it's going to take a long time to remove those trees and restore power up there. Meteorologist Jeff Lindner is with the Harris County Flood Control District Jeff. Thanks very much. All right. Thank you. As recently as twelve hours ago, we expected Jefferson and chambers counties east of us to be more in the direct passage of Hurricane Laura. Mercifully for them Laura, as we heard from Eric Burger, landed about thirty five miles east of the border. Was it enough of a buffer? Well, let's let's talk through it now with Jefferson, county judge, Jeff Brenick, and Ryan, wholesome APFEL Emergency Management Coordinator for Chambers County. Welcome to both of you. Thank you for joining us this morning. Good Morning. Judge let me start with you. What can you tell us about what happened overnight in Jefferson County? Well I've been in Emergency Operation Center for the number two for. Harvey and Explosion and and a male the and I've never felt. Joy and relief. As. I felt about three o'clock. This morning became apparent that impacts on Jefferson County weren't gonNA result in the carnage we've seen in those prior storms. we've got about seventy, five, thousand without power in our counting. but. That's just a public utility problem. We have very few trees down along our roadways and those are being cleared as we speak by a road and bridge crews and contractors. We I, we have limited home damage fences blown down. Aluminum carports blown over. I'm I'm feeling. Ecstatic. About. What he is versus what could have been? I mean. It's talk about a huge exhale here this morning in light of what might have been in what we're seeing. Then again, just thirty five, forty miles to the east extraordinary. Ryan how about in Chambers County overnight any anything to share with US ECHO, the sentiment, the judge Brandon except that we have absolutely no damage reports in the county only to power outages. were, reported roadway no flooding. So we're we're very happy very fortunate. It probably wouldn't have taken much for that storm to have impacted chambers gypsum more severely than it did. Again just extraordinary kind of turn of events that really beneficial for Houston for Jefferson County for Chambers County, and now we looked to all of us to our East and look at what's happening in Louisiana what has happened overnight and it's it's. A shocking realization judge isn't it of just how powerful these storms can be and what damage they can ken 'cause. It is and even further east from Cowper Shoe Perish. That's going to be a lot of storm search damage and it just highlights think what? It means to be on the dirty side of the storm. So we got wins in the southern part of our county updated nine mile an hour. and. mostly in the sixties and Beaumont during the event and you know after Hurricanes Redon I can people built back to Texas windstorm specifications, we are. Not really seeing damage to homes because then now they've they've had new windows over the last ten years, new roofs and those were put in in a manner that. That Makes them more resilient to these types of events? Judge do you think it's also important to underscore that you know over the course of the week we kept watching this storm shifts slightly There was a lot of talk about it wobbling one way or another. And so when we had a lot of some mandatory evacuations, some voluntary evacuations I'm sure there's some folks saying, well, why did we go through all of this when the the storm didn't actually directly hit US Here, in Texas, in the same way. As was out in the rain. Read them. We go through it because at Two to three days out the average. Miss for the National Hurricane Center forecast tracks is seventy, two hundred miles. So you know if you're in that cone, you have to take it seriously because you don't know like with Harvey. At. One PM on the date that we got hammered by Harvey. The National Weather Service called me and told me that it was going to come through the county very quickly got very little rain. And we were in good shape at four o'clock you call back when it took a little jog to the South East and we went through pure Haiti's so down You know you never know what's going to happen when they're gonNA take flight turn significantly in fact. That's Jeff. Brenick. Jefferson County Judge Reinhold Zap full is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Chambers County thank you both very much for joining us this morning we appreciate it my pleasure. News Eighty eight seven reporters are all over the region and talking with folks from here to the Louisiana border. We'll find out what they've learned so far this morning all about Laura, as we continue here on Houston manner, stay with us. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen News. Eighty eight seven reporters have been following Laura's impact through the night and this morning from all over the region we're GONNA catch up with some of them. Now starting news eighty, seven's Elizabeth Trove. All Good Morning. Elizabeth. Warren Craig. Am I right. Even talking with Beaumont residents. Yeah, and I've this morning I spoke with Chad Chapel actually in the New Orleans area know right by right south of Mont near the Sabine River close to the Texas Louisiana coastline. So he sat out the storm home with his wife and mother-in-law to Yorkies he says, the wind was pretty intense and it was sustained a few hours and their power did go out and when. I talked to him this morning still out but he he did say the the rain was minimal during the storm. It sounded bad because of how how fast the wind was blowing it wasn't that wet of a storm and this morning he's been driving around. He says, he saw some trees down in the but overall it's not too bad He actually even saw some houses with electricity. overall chapel says it was definitely not as bad as he was expecting He also stayed home during Hurricane Rita which is fifteen years ago and he said this was nothing like read it. He he repeated that a couple of times. And what did he mean by nothing like read it like not anywhere as bad? Yes not as intense. You know he just remembers being in his home and being like the electrical sockets like rattling inside his home. Rita and the trees being down everywhere power being out for several weeks. So you know he he's thinking this is a much lighter storm. They weren't hit nearly as bad as as Rita. Rita light sockets rattling that alone feels like a horror film to me. What are you following over the course of the day today? Yeah I'm. GonNa be checking in with some more people living in the area of a doctor who Dole Mont, who is who who's going to the hospital. We'll be talking to him and chatting with more people in the area to tell me what what they're saying. All right Elizabeth. Trove. Thanks very much. Thank you. Let's go next to flora and Martin. He's been traveling around Chemo this morning I believe flooring good morning. Hey Good Morning Craig. So what have you seen so far there this morning. Not. Much. CRAIK IT looks like we didn't really have any impact down here in in the bay area I went there yesterday as well in the in the afternoon I was you know there's already some high waves and people were preparing for the hurricane and parking their cars and I are ground. But as I'm driving here three here today, it's all calm like you you. You wouldn't be able to tell that we just dodged a hurricane. Yeah. Well, or I guess another way to put it is you could tell precisely that we dodged a her. Right yeah. So what would what are your plans to follow today? Well I'm just going to be driving around a little more and see if I can. Talk to anyone see if they. would. If they had any experiences overnight I, know that Galveston flooded overnight but it seems to be all clear tomorrow I mean it's morning So yeah I mean like I said doesn't seem who's much news here thankfully. He's eighty seven floor and Martin. Thanks very much. And next up is Matt Harrop. He is in Port Arthur. This morning Matt we we were talking about earlier this hour Arthur was one of those communities we really thought was going to be in line for this, and then that last sort of minute jog to the east with this storm. Having it about thirty, five miles east of the border that really the that that made things minimally impactful Port Arthur is that what you're finding this morning. Yeah, I think that made all the difference in the World Craig I'm sitting right here at a CITGO gas station in Port Arthur, which is boarded up they were prepared for the storm. Last night is a resident about a half an hour ago right by a local high school he was in his front yard cleaning up some of the damage which. is mostly tree damage not a lot of property damage as you drive around Port Arthur here, Craig resident. He told me the storm started at about ten thirty really started picking up about twelve thirty before dying down around two am at twelve thirty two am was really the peak times mostly on and off lots of wind in front of US House. A powerline had come down. He said it was like a big snap like a big number two pencil snapping But he did say that a treaty prevented that power line from hitting his neighbor's house of a Craig I just spoke with the Jefferson County Emergency Management spokesperson and she said that quote we're thankful we dodged a bullet that this wasn't nearly As catastrophic as we first thought, and that phrase dodge that bullet is the common term mayor Becky aims out in Beaumont used it this morning on am five sixty, which is Beaumont's news talk radio station as I was driving in and she says the storm you just said took a turn towards Louisiana at the last second the recovery process here. In Port Arthur is going to be power outages. Here's what we know just under sixty two thousand people and Jefferson County are without power that's according to the Port Arthur fire department. Two thirds of them are in Port Arthur. There are ten thousand people who are stationed here ready to help get that power back on I'm told that because the county. was expecting a catastrophic of catastrophic a catastrophic event. They do have the manpower here ready to go to get that power back to people but the question for people in Port Arthur I'm told regarding any power back is how many of those resources are going to be deployed to Louisiana you know where a large part of that damage was sustained But the port. Arthur. CRAG is also home to one of the largest refineries in the world and it would have been a significant problem I pulled by that emergency management representative. If that refinery did take damage, not just you know import Arthur in Houston. But across the United States, they were very concerned here in this area because the refinery shut. Down they did have to evacuate here that mandatory evacuation has been lifted but they are going in and and then DECEC- The damage before I'm told from the outside looking in there's not any damage or much damage that we can see from the outside looking into that refinery, which is a very good sign for not just Arthur but again, all of. The Houston area as well. You know that was one of the indicators we talked about earlier this week on the show of reason to have realistic concerns about what the storm might potentially do when we started to hear about refinery saying we need to shutdown that's like Oh. Okay. This this really this really could be headed our way and thankfully for the most part it was not. but. Like you just said that turn that last second turn they were talking about it a lot I got here probably about an hour and a half maybe two hours ago, and that was the topic of conversation on Beaumont's news talk radio station as I was driving in that last second turn really did a lot of really was very good for this area Matt. Harrop. Thank you very much. Absolutely and these idiots sevens Davis land joins us now Good Morning Davis Good Morning Craig Up. All right. So we've had updates from a number of locations around the region for the most part again, feeling like we dodged the worst of it all around Greater Houston not so much the case of course in Louisiana. What else can you tell us about what we know about what Laura did overnight? Yeah I mean. We're seeing right reports that this is one of the strongest and worst hurricanes to hit Louisiana and A. Long. Time A. Lot of devastation where the hurricane hit as well as up through the Lake Charles area as the storm continues moving north a lot of wind damage hundreds of thousands of people without power buildings that are destroyed or otherwise damaged So a lot going on in you know as the day goes on, we'll learn more about that s people get out and making these assessments will learn more of what exactly has unfolded as that storm has moved through but you know one of the interesting things for me right now is to is to see what happens as folks who evacuated come back to. Their homes and everything especially in these places where I'm not a lot of damage didn't up happening kind of in East Texas You know we saw who tells fill up in San Antonio and Austin you know folks in in Dallas were telling us that people who couldn't find who drove all day to go to San Antonio. Austin. To get into a hotel. They were all heading to Dallas then because they couldn't find hotel room so. A lot of people moving around the state in interfacing with each other in the middle of this pandemic, it's going to be interesting to see what exactly happens with that as you know the next couple weeks move forward still though a officials are saying, they don't regret their decisions to order evacuations you know up until the last minute did very much look like the storm was going to hit places in East Texas, and even. More towards Houston. So you know we heard county, a Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo say. That, it's a careful balance you have to decide which is the more imminent threat to someone's health and safety in their life and they and you know in some areas they ended up making that decision that it was better to order an evacuation than to tell people to stay at home We also heard that from the Port Arthur mayor he was saying he felt you know he did the most good the he could do by ordering these evacuations and thought it kept people safe and alive. Yeah Davis Land Thank you very much appreciate it. Absolutely. We also heard from these idiots, sevens, Elizabeth travel, flooring, Martin and Matt, Harrop, they and the rest of the newsroom of course, all over the region assessing the impact of Hurricane Laura, which again appears to have been mercifully less than expected for much of not just the greater Houston area but also those communities. East of US right at the Texas Louisiana border since the storm made landfall further east into Louisiana than expected, we'll have more as we know more throughout the day on news eight seven. You can also follow our latest reporting at your convenience at Houston public media, DOT Org. Up Next we will check in with Harris County judge, Lena, Hidalgo, also more from Beaumont next, and we'll learn a little bit more about some damage sustained in orange. We'll talk with a reporter from the Beaumont enterprise stay with us as Houston matters continues. This is Houston matters I'm Craig. Cohen were assessing the impact of Hurricane Laura overnight we talked earlier about how we might be able to help folks in Louisiana, who bore the brunt of the storm and particular talking about how we kind of have to I, find out what the need is. Of course in moving east this storm really spared Houston. Let's talk a bit more about that. Now with Harris County Judge Lena Dog Oh Good Morning Judge Good morning what are your first impressions of what we're beginning to see in terms of the devastation that Hurricane Laura left in Louisiana. As time goes by a little bit and folks have a chance to do an assessment will no more. But obviously for us we. Were spared the worst of it for them. We know a lot of loss of power from the reports we've been receiving, and the question is, what's the extent of the damage to structures I've been in touch with counterparts in touch with the state as well fema making sure that as soon as they have any requests for us, we'll be ready to respond we've had. Our staging area ready to go at energy where we had a first responders, ambulances, buses, all of that ready to support. In fact, I spoke with a couple of professionals yesterday two gentlemen who met in New York during cove it and now have met again here one from Kentucky one from Florida and so there really are a lot of people ready to help. I recall, of course. Famously in the aftermath of Katrina a lot of folks from New Orleans found their way to Houston evacuees and and we were able to help out at that time. I imagine basically the idea is we don't know yet exactly who's going to need what kind of help or or how many people it might be may not be a lot but. To be ready for that right. That's right. We need to be ready. It's different because of covert and so it's not the media response. Is Not to open a massive shelter and tell everybody to go there, the process is different than I've spoken directly with the Red Cross leadership, and so the system is basically folks need to call and they know that and nine, one, one, all the dispatchers no, that's a folks call, and then they get assigned to free primarily hotel type shelters, and then once those runout, it'll be some version of shelter with social distancing as much as it can be done. But hopefully, you know that's kind of what we're still waiting to see and and really in theory you. WanNa send folks farther out even than Houston, preferably because we're still in the middle of hurricane season, and so we don't want folks tend up here and then be impacted again, I mean we we still we're going to be doing this until November. So the red crosses on a great job of beginning to assign possible shelters, possible hotels, and then based on the need. We also said you know anything additional you guys need work here to support when when there is something like a hurricane and it lands close to a border between two states how how do you coordinate? If there is a need for rescue if there is a need for additional resources from one state to another, how common is that? That's where you see the effectiveness of the emergency management system that was really strengthened after nine eleven and so basically, everybody around the country uses the same kind of system the same terminology, the same training is called him. So the national incident management and and so we are able to communicate very easily impractical. It generally goes through FEMA to the state, and then the state coordinates with us at the county level to say, okay, they have requested these assets, do you have them and then we'll send them over. So it's very important for the folks on the ground to know you know who's Doing what and so that's something that we've exercised many many times not just within the state, but across state lines across jurisdictions So that's very heartening something we saw just in the past couple of days here. That are emergency. Operation Center at Energy as these folks worked incredibly well together and frankly for us, it was a chance to exercise that muscle memory again for a potential, very devastating hurricane in the time of covid in retrospect was it still the right call to have portions of the eastern side of Harris County evacuated ahead of the storm sort of announced preventions still worth the pound cure Absolutely look our our neighbors to the East just weathered the strongest hurricane for at least one hundred years more than that a few miles an hour short of a category five it would've been incredibly deadly if it had come this way big issue environmentally economically in for human life. So you know we took the necessary precautions. We always do we live in an area where we have to prepare huge population. And so I can sleep at night knowing that we've taken the precautions we were hoping it wouldn't hit us but that was by no means and assurance. So I'm very grateful to the community who did their part in in taking these precautions and that's just the way we need to do it here. But yeah, absolutely to make the decision again, I'd make the same one. Here's County Judge Lena. Hidalgo. Thanks very much. Thank you. Let's learn more now about Laura's impact on those communities, right? Right. At the Texas Louisiana Border Matt Phase reporter with the Beaumont. Enterprise. He wrote out the storm last night in Beaumont met good morning. Good morning how you doing all right and I guess when I say rode out the storm the good news again, as we've been talking about in Beaumont, it wasn't anywhere near what we thought it was going to be. No. No. Not Not really at all and you know kind of a mood I spent the night in in the Emergency Operation Center in Jefferson County and mood and speaking with officials here is is I would say shocked in a word I mean the very lucky I mean the one person I talked to said I don't know what we did. There are in this luck, but we'll definitely take it You know it was a pretty quiet night as far as calls coming into the emergency operation. Center you know you had sustained winds seventy five miles an hour gusts at eighty six So there was a point where you know I. It was still you were feeling the effects but definitely the officials here if I could put it in a couple of words are are feeling lucky and a little bit surprised. I would say they'd leave yeah we had Jefferson, county judge Jeff Branson earlier in the hour and he basically said three am the suddenly realize that could sort of exhale. That's I. Guess I guess the other Thing, we should point out there are some communities again. Without power. Orange Texas seems to be one place that maybe really did sustain some damage. What can you tell us about that? Yeah absolutely if there's one spot where you know in South East Texas that that did get this it was an orange and to you know you would expect that with the damage that we're seeing in western the Anna but orange you know I talk to the county judge out there and he as well said that it was a fairly quiet night in the Emergency Operation Center. But that doesn't mean that they're still wasn't damage out there I was out there earlier this morning and there's you know blown windows in the McDonald's in town You've got trees down on roads. There's definitely GONNA be Some damage that needs to be assessed out there and that started this morning at daylight. But that community has has been hit the the governor is going to be out there this afternoon to to kind of assess and meet with local officials. He's going to be holding the press conference at Twelve, thirty, but So that'll be interesting to see what what he has to. Say that officials out there are a still assessing the damage kind of like everybody else's i. think like a lot of people have told her this morning we'll know more as the day progresses as far as what the damage is going to be but like I said, if there was one spot in south, east, Texas that they'd get a little bit is Orange County. Folks you might want to volunteer to help out in and around Orange County or head into Louisiana to help there is that an option at the moment or is that something that really also need to kind of wait? To see what's going on. Well I think the tough part about that is he you know volunteers don't want to put themselves in danger really the thing that. I spoke to energy spokesman this morning early, this morning, and the thing that she urged against was just stay away from the power lines or even the downed trees because you don't know when one's GonNa be active, and then you know you put yourself in a bad situation. So and that goes for even people who are assessing damage on their own property. You know wait for the energy people to get out there or any sort of responders before you know you gone and fallen with the power line or even down trees. It can be a little bit dangerous when it comes to that situation. I I. Understand you moved here to this area three years and three weeks ago in other words three weeks before Harvey. Is that right? Yes kind of my. Introduction to South East Texas was Harvey who I was. Thrown into the flight a little bit for lack of a better term and You know I got right to it, and then we also had a Melda here in Beaumont not too long ago you know still fresh in people's minds around here. So not my first go of it with with these storms this one with a little different as far. As what came with it? You know this one was more comparable to read in the build up of it as far as the the winds and the way people were preparing for it I I think said this you know yesterday but I think in the last twenty four hours leading up to this storm people in South East, Texas Beaumont and orange really. Stood up and took notice the feeling when I talked to them probably about twenty four hours before the storm was I will we're gonNA ride this one out we've you know we've been through this before but as the storm just upgraded and progress and think that the outlook kind of worsened people that tune changed, they said that they were getting the heck out of town luckily maybe that was the ended up being a cautious move and and we didn't necessarily see the damage that we thought we might but. you know better safe than sorry I, guess as they say. Matt Phase reporter with the Beaumont Enterprise thanks for taking the time. We appreciate it. No problem. Thanks for having me. So some folks particularly on the eastern or southern edges of our listening area may have awakened define some damage on their property or in their home due to storm surge or flooding not really much in the way of flooding this time more likely with the storm, some debris carried by the wind. and. Whether or not that's the case. It's always good to be reminded how you go about doing what you do once you have that. Experience because frankly the longer you live in greater Houston the more likelihood there is that someday, you will sustain some storm damage. So what are the first steps that you take to walk us through that we're joined now by Joe Williams owner of PAS matere Williams and stone insurance consultants, and Kurt Pickering public information officer with Fema Joe Kurt Welcome to the program. Good Morning. Morning Joe. What step one if you have storm damage. It to your insurance company as soon as possible. So you can get into that queue to get an adjuster out there you should A list of all your damage and take of photographs or or or video, and the policy requires uninsured to make any necessary temporary repairs that are needed. For example, if there's some damage to the roof, if you can get somebody out there to put a blue tarp over it, and then to say all the receipts for any money that you spend to in doing the temporary repairs. Kurt what are the circumstances under which someone might contact? FEMA. After. A storm has has caused damage to their property. Well, you know this time yesterday we thought that might be happening in Texas it probably isn't but if a disaster declaration happens, then we shoot out a through you and the other media how to register for a long time. It was an eight hundred number and it still is, but of course the. Internet age, we've set up a website and that's quicker and people seem to be migrating for doing it that way but you just get yourself registered and all that all that has to entail as if you had damage and you're in a designated county and the the declaration ballistic counties then then you should register don't think that's going to happen in Houston not maybe over news Texas and again that's because you may qualify for some. Financial support but it's something that in practical terms may not get resolved for quite a long time, right? Right and and actually Joe phrased it very well because we're the second line, people should contact their insurance agent first and then I roll at least on the individual side of things, households people as opposed to infrastructure. is to try to to assist them with uninsured damage Having said that our role is not to put things back the way they were that is insurance. All our role is to get them through the event. So you won't be getting enough money likely to completely repair all the damage to your house, but you'll get enough to make it safe to live in. Joe, how does this whole thing work? Differently in the midst of a pandemic I mean, let's say another storm comes bearing down and actually does hit Houston and people have storm damage and we're still in the midst of covid nineteen. How does that maybe change the way the process works That's an interesting question we've. We've never had a parallel to know In in thinking about your question in the three seconds since you do say after. The first thing that occurs to me as well when the juster comes out he certainly should be wearing a mask in right and you should be wearing a mask, and if you call any contractors to come out, obviously they should be wearing my asking you should be wearing masks and you should all be socially distancing and then the other thing is. When the adjusters coming out if at all possible try to be there. So you're you're there when the adjuster comes. So there's no miscommunication and the adjuster sees all of the damages that you think occurred and you're here the exactly what the adjuster saying and he or she is hearing what you're saying. Joe Williams is owner of PAS. Matere Williams in Stone Insurance Consultants. Kurt Pickering is a public information officer with Fema Joe Kurt thanks very much. We'll sir. Thank you very much for having us by. Still to come the double whammy of Hurricane Laura and cove nineteen and what happens when those two forces converge and impact healthcare. Stay with US IS HOUSTON matters continues. Evacuations last couple of days and the response of far this morning to Laura, have been complicated, of course by the COVID nineteen pandemic to discuss how we're joined now by Mara Short. Associate. Director for the Center for Health and biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Marsh Welcome to Houston. Matters. Thank you. So, we've been stuck in a pandemic for months. Now I guess I probably didn't need to tell you that. How how does how does something like an event like a hurricane blowing through suddenly complicate that? Okay. So I mean we've all heard the numbers on the unemployment rates that have resulted from covid nineteen and what has risen alongside that is also the rate of uninsured. So we have you know hundreds of thousands of people uninsured whether they lost unemployed. Employer sponsored coverage or just can no longer afford their private plan and we know that people who are uninsured people that are lower income are more likely to end up in hurricane shelters during an evacuation. Because they probably can't afford to get a hotel room or anything like that. So that you end up in a shelter or They may end up facing the quandary of choosing between riding out the storm at home. or in. The case of pandemic having decide if they put theirselves themselves at risk for contracting Kobe, nineteen and a shelter. So it sounds like pressures come to bear economically and pressures on just individual health decisions both. Right it really does and. What we know is like people in shelters even before the pandemic were already disproportionately uninsured So we we know about the uninsured population is that they end up getting a lot of their care from ers and hospitals is their main forces care. and. That can be really catastrophic for a person uninsured. If they need hospitalization to the night team, know that said one of the things that we heard about every but the way public officials approached. Both the voluntary and mandatory evacuations last couple of days which pretty much involved. Now, of course, expired and people are back to their homes but the idea was instead of establishing a large-scale shelter where lots of people would stay in potentially be threatened by Cova nineteen that they would. You know ideally go to hotels or spaces with. The what shelters were made available they made sure things were spaced apart and so forth. Does that that effort make a distinctive difference when we're looking at the economics of healthcare and and then drilling down to the individual potential threats of developing covert nineteen or finding your resources strained because those are the options. Yes, that is certainly a good point. So logistically speaking, we normally do just see these large gyms with beds. You know a couple of feet from each other and so this is. Really having the two events happening at the same time because a lot of pressure on emergency planners, they're having to deal with a whole new set of problems whether it be the shelters you talked about, which you're trying to protect both the evacuees and the volunteers who tend to be in the older population being able to either screen for quote, cove it or. You know allowing prices, elation of people that have the disease but similarly considering your, how do we get these people out A lot of times they have buses helping people evacuate, and you know in order to distance in those, they're having to block off half asleep. So they made me defined twice as many buses to help with transportation of people certainly puts a strain. On a system that already has limited resources and kind of. Dealing with the fact that you know trying to get people already for just the pandemic on its own, and now you this whole `nother level of. Availability of mask and stuff to people that may be evacuating and only have like one or two. And I guess this is specifically an issue for Louisiana, pretty much starting right now. They've got something like at last report about a half million people in Louisiana, and some of these are about seventy, five thousand or so I think in Texas without power as of this morning. Of course, some of that power will be restored fairly quickly. But for those who may find their homes whether they're damaged or not are without power for a week or two potentially. Then they've got to go somewhere and not everybody again has those resources right and so that's what would squeeze on on whatever shelters whatever operations are established. That is completely correct I mean some for the system already kind of facing the strain and it's just a double whammy and something if you don't mind me interjecting that I think is important particularly under these circumstances where we have so many uninsured. And Just resulting from all of this, and then having like these people are facing so much more burden is that you know Texas had the highest rate in the largest number of uninsured before the pandemic began. And know we have hundreds of thousands more uninsured and yet we still remain one of the twelve states that have not taken up the Medicaid expansion. and with that expansion recover, you know one and a half million people before the pandemic, and then you add in the new people that knew of no fault of their own have lost their jobs putting difficult situation And just kind of food for thought considering Texas taking up that expansion, which would be paid ninety percent by the federal government and we're paying for that for other states but Texas has opted this time not to take it up. Let's take this to a another potential level here. What about mental health needs I mean isolation due to the pandemic was bad enough the anxiety we off. He'll during hurricane season whether we're talking about direct hits or close calls in recent years that creates sort of next level challenges. How does this manifest itself in our mental health care system? Certainly, either one of these events on their own is very stressful I. Know I've lived on the coast, my whole life, the stress of a hurricane and then coming home and your home is destroyed Luckily, Houston is not facing that for this storm, but it is a real. You know stress even just leading up to the event and then you know the sphere isolation of Kobe nineteen just. End, certainty that's going along with it. You know we're learning about this disease even now it's you know we're how many into like eight months into it and still learning new things about it constantly, and so it it is a stress and just combining that. Together is certainly a strain in. Certain to see some mental health issues cropping up around both of these. Mara. Short is necess- He director for the Center for Health and biosciences at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Mara, thanks very much. Thank you. Finally today as we assess the damage wrought by Laura we also WanNa take a moment today to acknowledge a loss in the NASA family astronaut Gerald p Jerry Carr died he was the commander of Skylab four, the third and final manned flight to America's first space station. He was also a Houston resident for number of years and some of his family's still here our condolences go out to his loved ones stay tuned news eighty, eight, seven, of course, for ongoing coverage of the impact of Hurricane Laura throughout the day today on all things considered in particular we expect to know more and have more for you as well on tomorrow's Houston. Matters. And that'll do it for today's show. The Houston Matters Team includes Michael Hagerty Joshua's zinn Brenda, Ruis Brenda Valdivia David Pittman is our technical director. 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Hurricane Dorian batters coastal areas of the Carolinas

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

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Hurricane Dorian batters coastal areas of the Carolinas

"Now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell good evening ritual and we're going to have bill karen's tonight and also the the death count in the bahamas. Now is increasing tonight and the health minister said it may rise dramatically from where it already is and so we're going to take a look at where that stands tonight that is becoming an increasingly increasingly tragic story for boating warnings from the from the health minister even as announces the increase death ball. It's just very very chilling and very worrying. Thank you for joining the navy. Seals are now are most prominent special forces unit. Their history goes all the way back to world war two but the oldest a special forces unit in our military is the fighting group that started the special forces concept army rangers who trace their history to be four the revolutionary war and i grew up knowing a lot about army rangers and holding them in awe because my uncle john was an army ranger my uncle john thomas corley was born to irish original grigson brooklyn. He graduated from west point saw combat in world war. Two and career was wounded in world war two. He earned eight silver stars eight and his military career after he died in nineteen seventy seven and my uncle john was inducted into the ranger hall of fame and i have admired many people in my life including many people i've known well and worked with but i have been in full of exactly one person my uncle the war hero army ranger hall of famer and a portion of that aw always extends to special forces veterans and combat veterans and you might detect some of it tonight tonight when i introduce you to former army ranger jason crowe who you will meet and who i will be in tonight's episode of meet the freshman jason crowe is a freshman democratic congressman from colorado who won a congressional district last year that a democrat has never won before he is bringing his military terry experience to his new job. He's bringing his constitutional law experience as a lawyer to his new job when he considers the question of impeachment and you will hear the story of how an encounter after he had with an iraqi man when he was on patrol in baghdad helped shape his decision to come out in support of an impeachment inquiry not a political politically easy thing to do in the district jason crowe represents you will meet and i won't meet congressman. Jason crowe later in this hour and that is something. I'm really looking forward to in this hour. I think you will to presidential candidate. Cory booker will also join us tonight but we begin tonight. Were the news demands we begin. We have have tragic breaking news tonight. From the bahamas on what hurricane dorian has already done to those islands with the death toll there rising significantly tonight to a new total of thirty victims and we have the latest tracking tonight about what hurricane dorian might do next as it approaches the carolinas we have our live live report in a moment from wilmington north carolina which is bracing for a possible direct hit from hurricane dorian. The mayor of wilmington will join us and we'll also get the latest from the bahamas homicide on a situation that is turning more tragic by the hour we begin with what you need to know right now about what hurricane dorian might do next and for for that we turn to meteorologist bill cairns built. What is the latest right now. We're waiting to see if we're going to get landfall overnight lawrence. That's the big dramatic thing will the highest. I wins the one hundred mph winds. Will they move on shore or stay offshore. That'll be the big determination of how much damage we have in eastern north carolina when we all wake up tomorrow morning so during the day day today the storm brushed by areas of south carolina and i brushed it left. It's mark almost three hundred thousand people without power but it didn't do a lot of significant damage with the storm surge that was one thing we were concerned about the charleston area and even savannah for that matter and that was okay and we have we can did a little bit. We're now. We're down to one hundred mile per hour. Maximum sustained winds gust could still get up there about one hundred in twenty if you're in the worst of the storm and that's the question who's going to be in the worst of the storm as we go throughout the next four hours. We're gonna parallel. The coastline that northern is very close closed areas around wilmington rights bill beach go through oslo county the camp lejeune marine base there north topsil beach and then we could possibly get that landfall here carter at county near atlantic beach morehead city the beaufort area where the cedar island ferry takes you out here towards ocracoke. That's where we're going to be watching the possibility of the highest wind and so far they mentioned it. It hasn't been that dramatic with the winds even willing to you're not that far from the center but you're wizar- only gusting fifty-five were forty-three jacksonville myrtle beach still gusting at fifty two on the backside the storm but your weather will dramatically improve as we go throughout the night and so here's how we're going to see this playing out so here's that potential landfall in eastern carter county sometime time right around. It looks like maybe two three a._m. In the morning net could have the wind seventy five and ninety five miles per hour. We could get the peak of the surge to at high tide about that same time so we still have some problems there and then we take the storm early tomorrow morning over the top cape hatteras. It looks like by about ten a._m. It'll be crossing land in getting out over the ocean and then by noon tomorrow after about two weeks of watching what will be a historically remembered in never used name again. Dorian will be gone lawrence at noon tomorrow bill. You think that might be the last necessary. Reporting on this. I in the lower forty eight and the only caveat is that that this will slingshot up become extra tropical almost like a nor'easter type storm and go into nova scotia. They're gonna have some high winds and rain on saturday but it'd be it'd be a different beast than the hurricane. It's been now bill karen. Thank you very much for taking us tonight really appreciate it and how is it looking at this hour in north carolina right now. We head to wilmington where n._b._c. news. Correspondent cal perry is covering dorian for us there cow. What is the situation there lawrence just to give you ninety. I'm undercover. We're here. We've had three inches of rain in the last three hours that day. Lose is something that officials are worried about because the story here is flooding. I'll step out to see you can kind of hear the difference that you heard bill saying there. We're getting gusts up to about fifty miles an hour. Now terrible to be honest can considering what this storm has done on its way here and what people were expecting. A big part of the story here in a big part of the reporting needs to be what happened last year in wilmington. Hurricane florence hit one year ago next week and it cut the city off from the rest of the estate. This city was basically an island for a period of forty eight hours and because of that some people have decided to stay here and ride out the storm because they were <hes> able to get back into their homes last year. Emergency officials are telling people to hunker down this is sort of the meat of this storm and again just a reminder to anybody who you still has power power on in much of the city once those winds get fifty miles an hour and we're sort of right on that line. The authorities are not going to be able to get out and do any rescue efforts so important for people to remember for the next at least six hours. This is the time where they really want to hunker down awards cal perry. Thank you very much for joining us live report and for more on how the residents of wilmington north carolina are dealing with hurricane dorian. We are joined now by phone by mayor bill. Sappho is the mayor of wilmington north carolina and and mr mary we just heard from bill karen's that by noontime tomorrow this hurricane could be already in your history books. But what do you expect to wake makeup to tomorrow. In terms of the consequences that have already landed on wilmington a lot of raves and we're getting it right now of course a <hes> probably <hes> some downed trees and hopefully not paralyzed possibly power lines were also come down as long as this is the second time i'm in in a in a year that we're dealing with a hurricane. We had florence last year. Now we're dealing with dorian and it's <hes> you know it's it's obviously i say are kind of <hes> on whether weary but <hes> we're ready to go to hunker down and we'll put our assets our streets as soon as this storm passes now. I know you have a lot of experience as a coastal city in the carolinas align is dealing with hurricanes and anticipation canes but did you do anything differently this year based on last year's experience. We did <hes> last. Should we just we were cut off in the world for four days because the allen areas flooded and interstate forty i mean ari coming into the city was funded for four days. So we pre position fuel. A lot of resources that came in from the state early on <hes> were pre-position into higher ground closer to the city <hes> obviously we have been going through these hurricane drills a couple of times a year so our our teams down here first responders emergency operations officials always always learn something different about every storm and <hes> we learned a lot from florence and we pre position assets closer into the city does time than we did last damn <hes>. If this thing does come ashore there will be ready to to help the folks in the sentences on in our community. What do you want to tell the people of wilmington who have of <hes>. What do you want to tell them tonight about what they can expect in terms of being able to return well listen to what the emergency operation folks folks say <hes> you know gives us some time to get our crews into the streets and clean up the debris would make sure that they're already down power lines not livewires wires or somebody doesn't get hurt educated <hes> and let us get those things out of the way getting them cleared up before you move back into town. We'll give you the the all oh cleared to get back and you'll be listening to the state and to the federal officials as well as local officials on before you make that track back into town and we also want to make certain yeah we do have any roadways that are <hes> flooded. We we want the citizens to be aware of them because we we lost several people last year where people try to transverse oh rosa were covered and could make it and unfortunately <hes> balser lives because of it so we want people to be cautious and vigilant. Just listen to what emergency operation folks are. Can you mayor bill sappho wilmington north carolina. Thank you very much for taking the time to join us tonight. We really appreciate it and dwayne dr duane sands the health health minister of the bahamas who joined us on this program last night told n._b._c. news tonight that the death toll in the bahamas has just increased by seven to a new total of thirty. Dr sands told n._b._c. news quote. The official count is thirty. We expect a number two climbed dramatically. I certainly believe based on the findings in the field that the number will rise dramatically. I really believe that based on the geography topography. The separation due to flooding collapsed buildings thinks that this is going to take quite a while. I mean the zone were talking about islands in range of fifty miles settlements that are separated we literally you have to go house by house to inspect some of the structures that have collapsed. It's going to take quite a while. The logistics are incredibly challenging. It is a horrendous challenge right now. The prime minister has attempted to prepare the public for the ultimate confirmation and the expectation that this has been a a devastating storm and loss of life and property. Dr sands told n._b._c. news that the next death toll update will come sometime time tomorrow and joining us now by phone is the honorable quasi thompson. He is the minister of state for the grand bahamas a minister thompson. Can you tell us what you know. At this point about the changing death toll it. It suddenly went up by by seven. Is that because it's now easier to be able to make some of these identification recovery's yes. Yes and i wanna say good night to you tonight your to all of the folks in the u._s. In the world who is joining you're absolutely correct <hes> no of flood waters and our receding <hes> prisons are now able to get into <hes> the areas that were impossible before and so now now in that <hes> recovery mood we are we are recovering and and seeing now the unfortunately <hes> the <hes> that exist exist <hes> i am on the island grand bahamas on this team really is happening on the island of grand bahama read the second most populated island in <hes> in the hamas. Go a bit more populated than arbuckle <hes> and we are there some areas that we only were able to reach <hes> today <hes> unfortunately <hes> <hes> recovering bodies today <hes> so the prime minister and adopted signs absolutely correct that <hes> the official count on washington washington es is going to increase one of the grimmer points of news that we got today was the fact that the island's need more morticians more the people who know how to handle dead bodies and help in the identification of dead bodies and they are flying in from the united states as many <hes> as can is that the current most important focus is finding and identifying these victims well. That's that's one of the focuses. I mean we've been doing that today. <hes> getting into the eastern side of our island today and unfortunately we we did recover some bodies <hes> today <hes> however that's just one of the concerns <hes> we have <hes> hundreds of poisons on island that <hes> homeless <hes> we we have about four hundred now remain in shelters a number still well with their families. <hes> <hes> one part of our island was really completely devastated air. We had flood waters in the range of twenty feet high. <hes> some person trapped in their addicts had to be rescued. <hes> we have <hes> we announced shut up feeding banks because obviously listens or lost their houses. <hes> beyond complete island is out of power and out of water so the government has mobilized <hes> thankfully persons of have come forward the anada receiving relief items. I've been are mobilizing to get those relief items. <hes> impotent communities we have feeding centers and the now trying to feed clues provide water <hes> provide those essential supplies just to keep a population are there areas of the island's that are so remote that the the people there who have survived won't be able to find their way to a safer place. They won't be able to walk whatever that distance might be well. The island of grand bahama. I also the island of arbuckle really <hes> how the number of keys so you can imagine tier areas that are in in regular circumstances accessible by boat and in some cases only by small boats <hes> we compound at with <hes> the area's only accessible by one road and dot ruled either may have been washed away with a who would would have debris was covered and so it would have taken some time to access <hes> those those areas because of the up because at the time <hes> but we have done so <hes> by by way of heavy equipment and access those roads in some cases we've actually had to use <hes> vassals just go around the island to get into different different areas <hes> and so it has been challenging but the lease <hes> defense force on 'em officials <hes> i really commend because those so comes down and says the the <hes> stepped up the prime minister has said that we will spend no expand to ensure that <hes> we would began to recover that we do what we can into south population and that's really what has been happening minister thompson. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. We are very sorry for what has happened to your islands and what you are continuing when you discover in this aftermath. We really appreciate your time tonight. Thank you and we want to thank all of your listeners. <hes> we've gotten tremendous support <hes> commanders outpouring so we want to thank all of those persons who have been in the recovery effort and i've offered their help on assistance to us <hes> thank you very much. Thank you appreciate it and when we come back one of the most devastating hurricanes that has ever hit northeastern united states was hurricane sandy which brought devastation like we have never are singing to new york city's staff nyland and new jersey cory booker was mayor of newark new jersey van. He brought people into his home then to feed them to let them stay there and he saw what is always true about a hurricanes surviving. The hurricane is one thing but surviving the aftermath aftermath is something else surviving. The aftermath usually as much more difficult for poor people just like everything else where he booker will tell us what what he did leading his city for the aftermath of superstorm sandy. That's coming up hi. It's katie tur- want to keep up with m._s._n._b._c. While you're on the go subscribe to the m._s._n._b._c. daily newsletter. You'll get the best of what you've missed. During this unprecedented the era of news text m._s._n._b._c. two six six eight six six to subscribe the destruction caused by superstorm in hurricanes like dorian cost the united states billions of dollars in damages every year but when it comes to escaping surviving and recovering from a natural disaster. It's like everything thing else. Poor people suffer the most a report by the national bureau of economic research states the obvious there is a broad consensus that the wealthy can access access a wide range of protective strategies from owning a second home to accessing better quality medicine food and medical care and housing the poor are are thus more likely to bear the incidence of natural disasters. Our next guest has had hard experience dealing with the catastrophic effects of superstorm arms on poor communities cory booker was mayor of newark new jersey. When hurricane sandy hit new jersey in october of twenty twelve sandy had just been downgraded to to a tropical storm by the time it hit new jersey but it's still left millions without power and without a place to live mayor cory booker invited members of his community to eat and sleep in his home in the aftermath of the storm now united states senator booker is a democratic presidential candidate and he joins us tonight from newark newark new jersey senator booker. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. I wanted to get your reaction to what we just heard. The minister. Tell us from the bahamas hamas that the death toll has risen by seven tonight. It was down in the low twenty s at went up to thirty and we're told that it's going to probably rise dramatically atakli tomorrow and i want to get your reaction to what's happening at the book in the bahamas and what we should be doing to help well number one. My heart aches watching the photos and the videos and seeing what's going on there but you really hit the nail on the head. The when the storm in passes the danger persists we lost people here in the city lost lives in the days after because of things that folks often don't think of remember hurricane sandy hit in october. It was cold. People often make mistakes running generators indoors and we lost people to carbon dioxide oxide poisoning people need medicines and access to lifesaving drugs that sometimes z._v. refrigerated well. If you have no power your drugs can get spoiled. There are so many life life threatening things that happened in the aftermath of the storm that they are not out of the crisis yet and this is a test of our compassionate empathy right now and i'm hoping that folks are finding the right places to go to contribute to this effort because we here in the state of new jersey believe it or not have still people who are recovering their lives after the devastating loss and again lawrence i appreciate you on so many levels but pointing out the resiliency that people of wealth waffen have but low income families poor families it could be tragically tragically devastating to their lives and the impact can be lasting an traumatic and lasts for years no listen i know people who in the aftermath of hurricane simply pulled up and went to a hotel a distant hotel and and i also know people who lost their homes had nowhere to go and after sandy i didn't get through jersey but i was up in staten island which was absolutely devastated and i i. You're not surprising me by saying there. There are people in areas housing situations that have not recovered have not been made whole since sandy. What is the what is the government's responsibility in the aftermath of one of these storms. I think this is these are moments. Where we you have to understand. It is all hands on deck that word responsibility has everyone has to take responsibility and lawrence. You and i live in the new york new jersey area. We have seen from nine eleven to hurricane sandy. Where is the best of humanity. Come forward where people were there for their neighbors. They were there air for their community. They never stopped working and i know first responders and the aftermath my team was going days with very little to no sleep leap whatsoever but i tell you what we set up a hub in newark to receive resources and we're getting truckloads of food and water from states around around us people sending their emergency crews here doing sort of joint rescues because we had people stranded it was it was an amazing moment where i saw people didn't ask what party you're in. What background the best of who we are well. I think that's patriotism. I think that's love of country but love should stop at our borders. This is a time that we need that same kind of grace to the bahamas and what they're going through in america. We are one of the best nations if not the best nation often for showing showing support to a lot of our neighbors especially in the caribbean from haiti to the dominican republic to obviously in this case bahamas. I'm hoping more and more americans will think <hes>. Maybe i can't do everything but i do something even if it's a small gesture to help that incredible nation to recover that grace in the aftermath that you talk about i saw saw i witnessed it up close on staten island truly inspiring after sandy. What made you decide to actually take people into your home. I love where i live. I live in a low income below the poverty line community the you often see folks with little who consistently showed the most. I've learned about the definition of grace from living here in newark from people title where i've seen rise to challenge sometimes. It's a murder in the community family. That's been victory over frankly b._s. And so i just feel blessed blessed to have opportunities to return to a community so much for me so in that aftermath i was in the command center and literally running around the the city and i got a text from one of my neighbors who just said look. The power on our side of the block is out. Your side is not going to look. I'm not using my house going constantly. Just here's how you get in anything that you need. I'm going to send food resources so it became a hub. The problem is is that i got a lot of attention engine for doing that because i was a mayor but it was going on all over newark all over new jersey to see the deep decency and goodness in in our country when there's crises that happened i have to say than sometimes visible storm passes. I <unk> hope empathy can often continue to deal with other crises. We have whether it's environmental injustices or scourge of gun violence because we are at our best as a community eighty as a country when we don't let the lines that divide us ever stop us from tightening those those those those those bonds that hold this country entry together and we need more of that. I was in the nineteen eighty nine earthquake in san francisco. I've never seen anything like it before. This was one of america's americans will remember happened during the world series horrible devastation but i'll never forget that was the first major national natural disaster. I was in that weeks after you could go to gas stations. You go pull restaurants. There was kindness in the air. That was so profound. I saw america. It's best and i hope that we can continue especially in this era where we see demeaning and degrading happening at behavioral happening at the highest office in the land i want to see in our country and this is one the reason running for president a revival of civic grace so the spirit we often see come out when we were at our worst can also come out during times of relative tiv- com or without these kind of natural disasters that remind us about american goodness. We need more of that now more than ever especially as you see more partisanship arisen ship or more i would say more more just divide in our nation senator cory booker. Thank you very much for joining joining us tonight. We really appreciate it lawrence. I just want to say one more thing story about your uncle really moved me and there are heroes like that that we don't celebrate and we talking about the right now with first responders in crises a heroism you talked about in your uncle and we don't know and i now know this privy into it more as the united states senator whether it's rangers or seals special forces people out there right now as we speak out there doing incredible things i give honor to your uncle and to all those the americans or a continuing tradition so all the best to to your family's legacy. Thank you really appreciate it. Thank you for joining us tonight and when we come back president trump obviously wants us to talk about his defaced weather map tonight. He's doing everything he can to keep that story alive and often donald trump keeps a bad trump story alive. It's because every other trump story is much worse after this break john howland sam stein will join us is to discuss what we think. Donald trump doesn't want us talking about which includes taking money away from schools for the children of military rick personnel and using that money for you guessed if you haven't guessed it. You'll get the answer after this break grew up back. This is the second prison trump apparently wants us to be discussing his abuse of weather maps. He must want us to talk about it because he kept tweeting about it today. The president is personally keeping this story alive the story of him using a defaced weather map to try to prove that hurricane dorian could have reached alabama. Why is he doing this. Why does he so obviously want us to talk about this this story it's a bad story for donald trump but it does seem like it might be one of those deliberate trump diversions because the story we turn to now is much much worse for donald trump and worse in the view of trump voters and that is the new information. We have tonight about the money. Donald trump is diverting -verting from the defense department budget to pay for the wall. He promised his voters mexico would pay for. I will have mexico pay for that wall mark. My words mexico will pay for more believe me and and who's who's gonna pay for the wall mexico hundred hundred percent. How is the next rally going going to feel about. Chanting the pentagon will pay for the wall or we will pay for the wall or school. Children of military personnel will pay for the wall. This is a much worse story for donald trump than a fake line on a weather map. The defense department's diverting three point six billion dollars away from one hundred twenty seven military construction projects projects in twenty. Three states are being funded to pay for the wall nine of those construction projects are for building or renovating schools calls for the children of u._s. Military personnel utah a state with two republican senators is losing fifty four billion dollars in military funding that will be sent to the wall arizona senator martha mcsally who has supported the president's emergency declaration that he is using to justify the diversion of military funds uh-huh is now watching an army base in her state lose thirty million dollars to pay for the wall and that's after the secretary area defense had personally assured her that arizona wouldn't lose any money former astronaut mark kelly running as a democrat for the senate in arizona. Zona is already pulling ahead of republican senator. Martha mcsally mark kelly now says that senator mc sally quote didn't keep her word when she promised is to protect funding for arizona military bases as local news stories continue to appear in the twenty three states that are losing military funding to pay for the wall. No republican senator has suffered a harsher judgment in the local news media the north carolina republican senator thom tillis who must i survive a republican primary before entering what will be a competitive general election race for his reelection next year. A charlotte observer editorial said the loss of eighty million dollars in military atari construction. Spending in north carolina is quote an eighty million dollar punch in the gut and a lesson the thom tillis never seems to learn the lessons here. There are or at least a couple. I don't trust this president. Donald trump will not hesitate to burn anyone including people who've previously helped him to get the political victory and also when you buy political favors in exchange for your principles. The bill is always more than you thought it would be. We're joined now by two highly experienced political journalists who could surely deliver the best jokes on this program about the trump weather map but have agreed to temporarily leave that to the late night comedians while they concentrate on the issues issues. The president seems to be trying to us from john holliman's with us. He's a national affairs analyst for n._b._c. news and m._s._n._b._c. he has co host and executive producer of showtime's the circus and he's one of the a truly great writers who has fixed his focus on politics and are the better for it joins us. He is the politics editor of the daily beast and he he is an m._s._n._b._c. Political analyst continues to deliver some of the most important reporting of the trump era about what the trump administration is actually doing ninety <music> levers of power in government vami not saying i mean you're the one who goes inside the government in these stories that few us of find the space to cover and tell us what what they're really up to so. Let let's start with you on this question of. He wants us to talk about the hurricane map because what's the thing he doesn't want us talking about. Is it the money for the military money. I don't buy the premise i okay i. I think you know earlier. When i was covering trump i probably would have bought the premise the three dimensional chess and i certainly do you that the military the diversion military funds to the wall is an embarrassing story if anything anything a complete absence of his campaign for the entire republican party yeah because they they allowed this to get through with the transference funds but i've come through observation and reporting that trump is just sort of clinically incapable of moving on from these things into him. There's no greater slight than being perceived as is being completely out of touch with reality and so he's now gone through almost a dozen tweets a proclamation statements written upon maps to prove that he was right about about alabama and what's particularly bizarre about this and why. I think that this is a very bad story from in its own right. He's doing all while our country is still dealing with turkey and it's not like the hurricane has passed north carolina's about getting it right now so it would be one thing if we gone through this. There was no damage but he's literally distracted by proving that alabama was in the crosshairs as north carolina is dealing with this. I meant to include this in the premise. I cling to the to the possibility that it's both yeah yeah. There's an obsessive and he has obsessive behavior all the time but he's also aware he's looking at those maps segments and going well. They're not talking about the the kids schools that i'm not funding well. I think this is the right answer and i will say not obsessive pathological as the word you're looking for. His pathology is a pathological liar. The pathology apology however is triggered by various bad news on other fronts so the pathophysiology gets up intensive when he looks around and sees what all the domestic political fraud he looks at polling where he's getting beaten like a gong in every swing state by not just joe biden but by many of the doubt further down the scale will democrats he looks across the ocean. He sees fred boris johnson getting beaten about the face and neck every day telling us how smart boris johnson and then and then he looks at the economy on me where we have news just this today this the survey that these certified accountants financial industry executives who are more pessimistic about the look for the economy than they have been in three years and you've got data coming out that suggests that we have a looming recession so economic news political news foreign news all bad stories for donald trump and it amps up the instinct for pathological lines. Let me just say it's not like this. Particularly savvy effort virtually no not want us. I guess i'm just making hers. You say it doesn't take sophistication to try to divert attention to something a little bit more positive than you have ranting about alabama and writing over man. What's he gonna go do a rally somewhere. Leave the oval office. Go down to the border. The building the wall there are things you could do as the president united states to divert attention and much more positive ways instead of bringing attention to yourself with someone who is incapable of getting over the idea that alabama may have had gusty winds lawrence points out in his loft around chen. What's he gonna do is go to a rally in the key and the key element of the rally they build that wall mexicans get paid for do that anymore. Be more stuck with the idea that mexico and painful the guy can maneuver through this. What's remarkable to me is that he just unable to get literally get out of his chair and try to do something. Ask other than tweet and say look at this map. I drew on it gets the last word in this round because he really likes the stein. Thank you both for joining us tonight and when we come back it's tonight's episode of meet. The freshman freshman democrat jason crowe colorado is a former u._s. Army ranger who served three tors in iraq and afghanistan says donald trump's plan to divert money from military projects to pay for the border wall is putting military readiness at risk crow is also also working to keep the kinds of weapons that he used in on the battlefield out of the hands of america's mass murderer is he's one of the democratic freshmen who won in a republican public district and who has come out in favor of the impeachment process. This is a freshman. You're really gonna wanna meet. That's coming up when the news began to break yesterday about exactly where the three point six billion dollars military funding was coming from to you pay for the trump border wall freshman democratic congressman jason crowe of colorado was on a bipartisan delegation trip to the southern border with republican can representative don bacon of nebraska. They were right there at the border. They are both members of the armed services committee which has original jurisdiction over that money that is now being diverted to the trump wall. Karston crowe served in combat in iraq. He also served in combat in afghanistan where he was a member of the elite army. Rangers are military's original special forces unit. It was his service in iraq that informed his decision this summer to support an impeachment inquiry and a medium he imposed. He wrote announcing his decision on impeachment. He told the story of patrolling the streets of baghdad when an iraqi man approached him with a problem that should have been settled in court but the man told jason crowe that there was so much corruption in iraq he said justice is hard to find jason in cro. City is hearing that same kind of thing now in the united states he wrote. I recognize that the values i fought for overseas where now under assault at home home i didn't run for office because i dislike donald trump iran because i love our country and he ran in colorado district last year that has never elected a a democrat in his statement supporting impeachment inquiry congressman crow wrote during my tours in iraq and afghanistan. I saw what happens when government officials are you're above the law when democrats campaign in previously republican districts in the west. They usually don't like to talk about the gun one problem in this country but jason crowe ran as a democrat who supports banning the sale of assault weapons. I look at the gun violence crisis and how it's torn apart so many families enough is enough. These are the weapons that i needed when i was fighting in iraq and afghanistan aghanistan and now they're tearing our communities apart when my four year old daughter comes home from school and tells us about the bad guy drills that she has in how she had to hide in a dark closet and be quiet in case a bad guy ever came to their school. I've had enough of this tonight's episode of meet the freshman you will meet congressman jason crowe. He will tell us what the people in our government working in the southern border told him yesterday and today about what they need to secure our southern border. We'll get the results of his informal poll of border officials on the question of to build or not to build the trump wall. That's next and for tonight's episode of meet the freshman we are joined now by the forty year old freshman democratic congressman jason crowe of how thank you very much for joining us tonight congressman really appreciate it beyond lawrence. Thank you <hes> you were down at the southern border. Just as this news was breaking on the three point six billion. That's being diverted verdict from the jurisdiction of of your committee the armed services committee to the to fund the border wall. What did you hear at the border from the people working there about what they need at the border so every location we visited. I asked one simple question because i didn't want to <hes> guide the answer in any particular direction i just said what is your greatest need from washington. What what can we give you to help you get this job done and accomplish. Your mission on the border and every single person gave me the same answer. They said we need more personnel. They didn't say a wall in fact one agent that i was talking to said you know. It doesn't matter what we build. We put a fence. A wall slats barricades. They always find a way over under or through it but what we need is more personnel more agents so that just illustrated to me that the president's dry hi for this wall is a political decision. You know he's driving this based on his politics and his need to show strength or or to keep a campaign. Promise whatever it happens to be but this is not what the folks <hes> are saying <hes> certainly to me as their number one priority. It sounds like the kind of question that if a member of congress found you you in iraq when you're serving afghanistan that a wise member cars what about you what you need is that is that where that kind of question comes from for you. Well what i like to do when i do these visits he's congressional oversight of visits. <hes> i just wanna get information. You know my my job is to get information to assess that information and to make good policy. You know it's not the drive politics in any of these situations. That's not my background around you. I grew up in a family of small business owners and construction workers. I worked in construction to put my way through college. I became an army ranger. You know my job was about getting things done <hes> for my community and for people not about politicizing issue so i always want to try to get the best information possible and that certainly my background. I want to go to your decision this summer to come out in support of an impeachment inquiry. Tell us how you got there. Yeah yeah you know i wanted to assess all the information. I wanted to wait to see what the muller report contained in it. <hes> i read the whole report was shocked by its contents contents. I still am shocked by its contents wanted to hear what robert muller had to say. <hes> some of the other testimony ultimately at the end of the day this was about rule of law this this was about my experience as you mentioned earlier and iraq and afghanistan and seen firsthand what happens in a society when people don't trust government anymore when <hes> rule of law and order in process breaks down <hes> and i started to see some indications of that you know early on my campaign you know i was talking to some folks out on the campaign trail trail and <hes> you know several of them said listen does it doesn't really matter what you tell me and you seem like a really nice guy but i just don't believe this system works for me whether you're republican or democrat and that really shook me human that took me to the core to hear people saying that that type of <hes> apathy and resignation and i wanted to do something about it and that's why i said <hes> recently only that you know we have to conduct an inquiry congress has to cert- itself in this process and maintain checks and balances if we're not able to do that now than when congressman <hes> what is your constituents reaction been to this because as we've said stress that you're the first democrat to represent this district and here you are earn your first year saying you wanna have an impeachment inquiry of a republican president well. I walked people through my thought process on this. I'd get out of my community a lot hold town halls and coffee's on the corner roundtables all the time you know over the last month. We're here on our the district work period. I probably thirty or forty public events out in the community. I need with anybody and everybody. I take their questions and i walk them through. My thought process and i i think that's a a a lesson for other focuses. Don't hide from those interactions and even if people don't agree with you necessarily if you show up if you're willing to have the conversation with with them talk through the issue keep an open mind listen what they have to say be respectful of them more often than not <hes> th th they'll be okay with the way you come out because i always i remind my constituents said the promise is not agreement one hundred percent of the time you know if <hes> if elected official comes up and says you know you're going to agree with you a hundred percent of the time they're not telling you the truth the promises about <hes> you know making sure you're transparent and open with folks carson. Jason crowe gets tonight's last word. Thank you very much for joining us. Please come back really good to have you here. Thank you good to be on. Hey it's chris as from m._s._n._b._c. Every day. I come come to the office and we make a television show an everyday. I think to myself there's so much more. 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Ranking Adjustments: Bumps And Bruises

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Ranking Adjustments: Bumps And Bruises

"Hi there welcome to fantasy focus. Baseball beautiful thursday morning march twenty fifth. Twenty twenty one. He is tristan cockroach each dance for happy. Kinda soppy produces research our show. And i'm merely our care about today. Show lots of injuries. Lots of closer news Trivia and hashbrowns as always tristan. How're you doing. How many important drafts the of laughs. I have three big drafts remaining. Yeah one tonight and then the huge one is sunday. I know four four. that's right. I'm sorry i've to on sunday you to drafts on sunday address or an auction or auction or whatever. We want to call it salary. Cap drought. how are we wanna term that these days and then it's a night late night regular draft so busy day for you on sunday. I think i have one more trust. I have a couple of ongoing. I have one big one on monday. Night all right. Let's go to the news because there's a lot of it. i think we should start with fernando. Tatis shoulder contusion. Everyone got scared. People tweeting inch we move out of the first round. I sold the highlights when it happened. Concern with two. They said he might even play today. So it's no big deal but this does is a reminder that entering the twenty twenty season we were worried about his durability. Are you worked. No more than i would've been anyway and it's on people for not having just not having not taken into account that he does have a he's got an injury history more so than you'd expect for a player of his age but the fact that this was simply mentioned as he's had shoulder issues over the air and it's something he deals with off and on doesn't alarm me. I i think if you prepared for the fact totti's he's a risk demus time. He's no lock to play one hundred and sixty two games. Last year went very well but it was a sixty game abbreviated schedule then. I think you're all right. This is a primary reason. I was not willing to put them number. One of my rankings. But if you haven't say two or three right now are you willing to six or seven year leaving him alone. Leave him alone. Not not not moving. You not moving yet I think i go well. I haven't number two or three. I bet so. I might go soeda over thirteen. And i shouldn't do it off of that but i mean it's just amazing i and i think if not steals like twenty two bases and sotos steals fourteen and i'm gonna feel silly taking over soda when he misses twenty more games. I don't know i. I think i think so. Is the best going to be the best player in baseball. Like we turn trout. That i think by the end of the season will be so. It's hard for for for fantasy purposes. I don't know about the real game. Just because i think real game i invented the defense. The defense is a hindrance to him. He went through great. I'm not sure. Trout is necessarily the clear number. One guy either. I think there are candidates for this. And you're right. That soda belongs in there. But i think the upshot for us fantasy wise is that if you wanna go with one soda or i make the case. Gary color jacob. Degrom there over teddy's. I have no problem with that at all. I think that once you're getting to the traitor number and lower. That's where you're getting a little bit overreactive. We'll be going. Let's go stuff. I was watching this game. Illinois menez of the white sox tried to rob a home run. He got his left arm caught over the left field wall and then he was hurt and then he left the game. And i'm thinking well can we d. ages per team 'cause really he is a d. h. Playing left field. He's like marceau zona. A hitter should not be in the outfield. And they've got involved. It's gonna make the white sox so they cannot the h. Jimenez unless they move on the left field which. I don't think anybody thinks it's going to happen. So i think this one might miss some time and illinois. I didn't fading u. loy in the third round draft. 'cause that's where he's going and i'm thinking why doesn't still basis. He's not really a thirty five homer guys. Who is he going in the third round. So i moved them out of that round. But what say you about this century. It bothers me enough that i'm not as as Aggressive in drafting as previously was in. I am probably in a good portion responsible for at least on our side getting him generous. Adp i like him a lot. I think he is a truly special talent with the bat. I wish he had a a better walk. Rate so the on base percentage was up there with some of the others. If you play in a league that uses that. I don't want to be alarmed by this injury. At without knowing what the long term prognosis is but i fear the george springer comp here where we think oh it's no big deal just you know. Just shrug laugh it off. I guess in a laugh as well. You know what. I mean it just it just discarded without a second thought and then you find out. He's on the i l. For two that would impact of impact my opinion up and he dropped to about forty forty five. You don't get Hosea bray was projected on our site for more of everything than jimenez and jimenez going twenty spots ahead of them is up because of age or we don't think abrasion and do it again like is it just because like the shiny new toy and an older like. That's ridiculous to me. I think part of the reason why fadi away. And i keep getting around four or five. Why i don't disagree with that. Approach it again there when it comes to the my rankings. There are some chances. Have to take their gut instincts that i have to bake into that ranking set and that explains for me the difference between the two. I personally preferred the upside and the potential growth will will show this year compared to a brave who is very consistent. That said like you. I've been falling into jose. Abreu get a great price. Allot including labor. I was extremely pleased. Pleased with that price boy. I can't even speak today. I'm like fallen on every word. I guess with a late night. I dunno raw pretty priest today because the season starts week moving on arizona's that gown stress fracture in his forearm. Shouldn't have been batting in the first place. But that's separate. Nobody cares But he's gonna miss some time. You might miss all of april. How far down do you in your rankings. If you had them say like number twenty twenty two is you'd like forty now. So i had an eighteenth originally and in the rough draft ranking set. I'm trying to push through here quickly. Dropped them down to twenty third. And i don't feel great about it. I actually liken this to how. I felt about carlos carrasco when i first heard about his setback and this was before the twenty four hours later. That we learned about it was significant. He would be on the. I l. miss at least a month so i think that gallon could go in that direction. I'm drafting an aol. I- entrusting any lonely league tonight and this is probably going to be. I keep going back to springer the guy that that you know. He's gonna go for a cheap price because of fear of the injury. And i have no problem with that. I'm going to let him go. I can see like you're saying the case for he doesn't make the top forty. I can see it know you. Keep mentioning springer. Let's get him. I won't get back to arizona. The second george springer injury no diagnosis yet on. Whether he's going to miss the start of the season as an oblique with him. I think seems pretty obvious. He wouldn't miss a couple of weeks of the season I think but How far down to drop him and obviously we we look at you know hitters and pitchers differently when they have injuries. We assume that. here's comeback. Fine pitchers receive worry a little bit more. They get babied a little bit more. But it's great to oblique strain. I gotta think he starts the season on the injured list and we need to note here. Springer is not played in more than one hundred forty games in a season since two thousand sixteen. Exactly in ironman star with your sermons. Yep very true. That is one of the things that concerns me. The other two is at springer's best. He has been counting numbers. Dynamo in large part because of being at the top of a very potent astros lineup. So some of the bigger years you're seeing are coming simply from that it's opportunity so that's one area. I'd be very careful about the other one. Is that the oblique. Injury is one. That's three weeks of risk for me. I don't really care what the prognosis is. I'm going to write off personally. The three weeks from the point of injury. I'm not expecting anything from him. Which means i'm i. I think it's probably for the best that he's on the injured list to start for the first two weeks of the season certainly for the long week one for us and fantasy leagues on. Espn i not moving him. Down a rash amount. But it's probably five to eight spots among outfielders. And as i said it was he was a guy who last night i was comfortable going for a little bit cheap. I did push the price up to. I think it was eighteen dollars. Typically i'd have loved the twenty five to thirty range And then let them go. From there i am. I'm hesitant. i'm fading. We should note replacements. Here like arizona. Replacing zach gown with taylor. Clarke should care about but toronto could use randall. grischuk and centerfield. He's got thirty home. Run power where a lot of offensive weapons. Well actually only one extra guy magritte's right now looks like the extra blue jays hitter You know when the outfield. Because they've got tasker and springer and laura's coryell ratto as a d. h. Future ep. Maybe this year. Von carreira first. So they've got a lot of stuff There was a report that kevin. Bijou was hurt with a finger injury. If that's an issue they can move. Glad third rowdy to d. h. and grits plays every day or ready to. I and grischuk plays every day so interesting. What's going on with toronto. there 'cause they have a replacement whereas with most pitching staffs they just don't have replacement only back to arizona for a second because donald varsha was demoted and drafted him in a couple of leagues. As a catcher. Who i expect to bat to fifty with fifteen steals eight home runs. that would matter catcher. Were nobody steals basis but they sent him down the starter. There was carson kelly. The reason why it surprised me is because colquhoun's probably start the season on the injured list with think knee injury and unless really rightfielder is if it's payment smith dot interests me. He was the first round. Pick a couple of years ago. your thoughts on varsha. You still drive or show you still them ranked as a top fifteen catcher or do you move down to know. I'd move them down. As a matter of fact the conundrum by demoting him there very few leagues sets that are going to afford you the space and the luxury of keeping varsha around for the chance that he gives you stolen bases tune man on the better side outfield spot. So yeah there's a danger that he's not even a top twenty five fantasy catcher this point. It's terrible news. Because you and i talked about this a lot. He's one of the few players who could contribute stolen bases which is an asset. At catcher is more about avoidance of bad numbers there than anything. It actually is a big. I actually really regret not putting this in my column on tuesday. Josh rojo suits had that great spring. His velocity numbers are outstanding. There have been plenty of studies about what max exit belotti means for players upside and row houses putting up numbers that are falling into that tier and that just the fact that there are those studies out there and that he is putting up the numbers. He has has me intrigued. They're probably going to play in part time. You'll get those strong side of the between against righties at second base could tell morte bounces around. You're right. I don't know what exactly they do about right field but this is an opportunity for us to me that swung the interest at from varsha with catcher and he was a nonfactor in. Espn legs we're should not excellent article whispering stats actually matter with posted base ago and this is great stuff in there about this. Spring training said that actually matter and it's not just flat pitching ones in there. That i think are important. Re ask you. Where do you get the exit velocity numbers from. Where do you find that aware of hard hit rate how people that are listening to the show. Get the information that you're using your calls okay so People are very familiar with van graphs at this stage fan graphs is imported. A lotta the statcast data. So if you wanna get a one stop quick shopping. That is a great place to go on another place. Though is baseball savant. Baseball savant is an amazing web site. For statcast i mentioned the column that there are nine ballparks. Covering eleven teams the spring that have statcast equipped in their ballparks. Unfortunately it's only one of them out in arizona. Most of them are in florida. However if you go on a baseball savant there is a search. That is the only place you're going to get them for spring training. But if you change it to twenty twenty one and you pick spring training you can get things like max exit velocity if you wanna see pictures velocities understand that. It's only for the games. Have statcast equip that those parks so it's not covering everything but it gives does give you a snippet and you want to look for the high over one hundred mph exit velocities for hitters. That's pretty key. You wanna look for the velocity changes and you also want to look for difference in pitches you can select a different pitch on their lots of different options so for me. I just downloaded. I run a whole bunch of queries. That's how i put the column together to give. I ran a whole bunch of corey. Ripa my Laptop would shut down. another meyer. Another young prospect. You've got demoted. Who i was high on his out. Secure off of the twins guy who has popped batting average. I really expected to be the everyday feeler and do some damage and then they demoted him. Which means a probably played jake cave in left field and maybe this is a service issue. He's up in two weeks or maybe they really think that he needs work and remember too late as a starting till neck so you demote a guy not getting ready to their at bats in april anywhere. So i you know like varsha could invoice been getting regular bats. I mean the backup in arizona. Stephen vote but man. I i still think off as a really bright future. But i can't make a case draft anywhere now jake cave. Do you want him. Not caves gonna matter. Inhale only leagues. If you're willing do the matchups homework. Because i mean that could end up just being a platoon between cave and cal garlic. Maybe i'm trying to think of who they would throw on. There's a radio worker a young guy. Power packer who can make the team. Yup that's left handed sewer believed so this is the problem with the kirov. So was a guy who was thrown in their late in the auction salary cap portion. And i'm i'm actually leaning heavily towards fading him because my concern would be. The trouble or neck is interesting. A prospect is curl up. And i feel like there is really only one position for the taking with like what you said. The lack of minor league baseball formal minor league baseball in the month of april. I think works very much against a guy like kirilov. And i wonder whether those to end up in a race at this goes back to when we we were we were demanding. Tucker jordan elbruz houston two or three summers ago. It feels a lot like that to me right now. Both are going to be stars. And of course the twins have the age. He's going to win the mvp of the american league and the mvp of the world series. I have the twins winning it all. I a lot of boll predictions. Today's most if not all are ridiculous cardinals. Harrison baiter starting on the injured list with a broken forearm. Don't carlson could play center field. I have him when he worked at the year. But any value. Erin lane. Thomas or austin dean or do they platoon the cardinals in right field. Your thoughts in the cardinals. Yeah that's another situation where it's a mess. They did get the news. The justin williams who was a guy. That's been talked about a little bit of your your in the deeper spring training things. They got another option on him so they could shuffle guys around. They could move. Tom edmund out to the outfit which i think they might do at least a decent chunk of time kinda like arizona where they're a little bit fluid on the roles to me. The big impact. Is this alleviates. Any concern the tyler. O.'neil is going to lose it. Bats need to get his glove in the lineup. He's got some decent pop as actually all right in terms of plate disciplined lane. Thomas may be a way round in a guy carpenter he's like one for thirty and he's speaking stats matter there. He's just he's done. It's a shame. I have a lot of value. Yeah that's the eye test. We can t yeah. He does not. He looks just his best left handed. Which why saint keys in at least a platoon with thomson austin dean about right hand. Something to watch their on. What other news. Chris davis the we used to say that. Good one now neither good bomber. Probably shelving there's cause injury and they don't want them in texas picked up. Chris davis for elvis and he has a quad strain and i had a chance to keep him in a league in iran. What i want to be the only together. And i decided to let him go. I don't think. Chris davis a texas going to help any fantasy or sim teams this season. So let's move on What other news here must we get to. Cars gets five-year extension. That's a lot for lance mccullers. They must think that he's going to be healthy for the most this to give him that. Much eighty-five million over five years. You feel the same way and fantasy would you commit. I would but cautiously He was one of my leading guys on my only staff but it did not spend for the big picture. So it was a matter of accumulating four to five guys in that general tier and hoping that one of them breaks out. Mccullers could do that just because he still has that filthy curve ball but he needs to stay healthy and i think the answers are going to be very minded on keeping his workload in check and to your point. I think that the contract comment is very valid here in that we're seeing this century a lot of teams sinking money into guys that they're expecting will perform at the future point beyond the signing date. That's something that we've seen as a frequent pattern. It is not always. I keep thinking back to the kris benson contract member where he got a whole bunch of money. There was at the time. We didn't even know what it meant. houston's luis garcia face washington's luis garcia. Yesterday you want houston's he's gonna make the rotation they're both okay is flyers. I don't know about washington's you can hit the issue with with garcia in washington. Is that sterling. Castro got hurt. And i think castro is is a great value in every league. I've watched them. Those are getting leading deeper but carter key. Boom is not performed during spring training. You know he's trying to make some adjustments but castro mrs time. Somebody's gotta make that roster. Keeping the other day i thought about scott kingery and it's sad because man i thought kingery was going to be a star like a twenty five homers twenty steel guy and. He's lost at the plate. He can't hit and i watched car. Keep who hit. And i'm thinking the same thing like these minor league numbers were awesome in the majors. He just can't do it and you know maybe give them more time not giving up on him yet but they i test tells me there's nothing there you know. I had a chance to get on the other night and he was not expensive in salary cap. And i'm like what someone else deal with it i. It's it doesn't look like it doesn't look good curious tara tara and i got him so many places in keeper leagues and i'm just gonna give up at some point. Maybe this year. I'm i'm a little bit worried there that he's gonna turn into a change of scenery guy that there is going to be an opportunity but it's not gonna come in philadelphia love to find another team in order to do that right in the center. Field is probably going to be roman quint. Who's having a decent spraying starting to but'more Some more pitchers saroka starts on the injured list with the achilles. But i bet he pitches april Sunny gray starts this season the angeles but don't fade him too much. it's back. Injuries probably backed by mid april I think a question later about christie also fade out one Author you one team. I want your perspective. On the tigers. Rotation with the news the tariq's google has loves sinful. He's what's statcast darling. And i wanted the name in there. Just because i couldn't get him in the column. I wash fish against affiliates last week or whatever and i thought wow this is. There's something here but it's detroit so why do think i think there's a strike out guy. There were us printing but could have a better than like four thirty with the tigers. Like i that's part of my concern. Is that nobody. And that's if he's matthew boyd than you know all right. I want that. Robbie ray caleb smith caleb smith more but that's what it reminded me of. That's actually that's not a bad cop in terms of of you know from a ranking standpoint school for me i'd actually be more worried about the whip than i would be the ira and as you said he's not going to get a whole bunch of run support but what was interesting to me. Is that where we were talking. So much about casing is at the onset of the offseason and school was a little bit more of an afterthought yes a very big big prospect. Not too far behind. Things have really changed. Were school is up here in my zas plummeted. That's terrible. I wash my Phillies as well and he had nothing. And they're not going to modem so he's gonna be so you take my modem. I do have to but like how long do you wait like all pitching prospects for different. So it's like like i. I'm not expert. Nothing out of spencer our this year durability performance. Nothing with mayes. Like i am starting to think a napier. I think. Just give up for this year just and kopech who is in the bullpen. He's not going to start this year. Right drafting kopech. He's going to get as and he's not going to start another thing to this year. When you mentioned kopech is that. I think that because of the way the pitching staff will be constructed. I think it's going to be harder for a pitcher to go from relief to the rotation. This is not the situation with chris sale where he began one of those years in the bullpen was quickly thrust into the rotation. I think it's going to be a lot harder. So i do agree with you. I do think that mizen howard or looking very much more towards a dynasty than they are towards redraft leagues. In almost nonfactor i do think pearson the blue jays need him. So i'm i'm open minded to rostering. Hamlet stephen mass. Now it looks great. Can you believe he went for three dollars in my draft last night. Can you believe is there something there no. I'm not a stephen mets fan. You know that. I never first year i was. That's it so many home runs against affiliates. Last year. I i but he's spring. I just. I wouldn't invest nancy focused. Baseball is sponsored by. Adt with everything that's going on these days. Couldn't we all use a little piece of mind. Eighty t your safety and security has always been the top priority. And that's why they're the leader and home security. At provides twenty four seven rapid response monitoring from their nine owned and operated call centers. That's the largest security network in the us to keep you even safer. They're taking all the necessary precautions to help protect everyone's health including contactless installation and using extra protective sanitation procedures. Now is the perfect time. Why wait get started with. Adt and get low flexible monthly payments to fit your budget. When it matters most trust adt visit att dot com. Today when you talk closers napoli singers up duty. It's the closer carousel. Toronto could've avoided this then. Have to sign kirby as for eight million dollars to earn none of it. I mean he's gonna make it all without pitching at all for them. They've got ramana. They've got raphael dooley's their own fault. They had a no. You know this guy was not i. Lock for fifty innings. and now. he's not. He's not gonna pitch any kirby as tommy john surgery and when that happened probably they haven't declared an official but probably when stuff like this happens address sony teams between fantasy and sam. I must have them somewhere you know like where do i have him. And i'm gonna wait until monday or tuesday. go through all my lives for week. One and you'd better do that by monday because starts week. I know i've got curb. Eight somewhere and i'm like why did i bother. I knew and i've got jordan ramana on a bunch of places too because i thought okay. Draft the skills not the job but just it goes back to like major league teams. Make all the wrong moves because this guy is experienced they gave eight million dollars when they had someone probably better in the romano and just sitting there and now those guys will get is short. Ramana right is that authorities save guy or do you think they shared or lots unpack there. with all apologies to listeners. Not patting the two of us on on the back for this one but you raise this about gates last year that this is a path to tommy john surgery and this outlines the risk involved in this particular pattern It's a one year deal five and a half million. I don't think that's a terrible thing for them to take a chance on. And i did say that. And maybe i'm forgetting. But i do recall on a recent show that i said this is a light switch guy to me. It's going to be all great or it's really not gonna go well at all and unfortunates away it went. I actually don't think romano is. Yates equal in terms of skills. But you know what after this spring if you're trying to talk me into that. I think you've talked me into that. They are pretty. Gosh darn close. And i am shocked that they haven't well actually. No i'm not this a managerial thing. But otherwise i am flat out shocked. They're not handing this job the romano. He is very clear. The capable on skill set and the adjustments. He's made spring training. Going a little bit heavier on the fastball. And it's looking very. He can handle this job. I am for thirty saves. bye bye bye. Bye bye bye have not be you why you y if we had yates of the top ten fantasy closure we ever amano was a top ten fancy clothes if he had the declaration from his manager and we didn't have to fear the committee which they did show himself. He is a top ten closer talent. The gators elbow hurts. What are you doing here. Tampa bay doing. I didn't think the garrison was getting more than fifteen saves anyway. I keep saying. Pete fairbanks has the same skill set. They'll be fine. But if you do. Have to nick anderson like maybe this is nothing. They haven't declared anything major yet. What do you think. I think that this is a little. Like teas were anderson. Brought it up as a reference to pass the issues of and then he's all right air quotes all right now. But i am alarmed. I do think this is something that could come back. And he did show hints of being exhausted during the late. Part of the postseason. And i think that the rays are trying to duplicate my two thousand. Seventeen sim league pitching staff where they genuinely want to have every single pitcher who throws a game get a safe for them i ca. I really believe that. I think they are going to split this up. And you get a twenty-seven six guy. I think there's no chance. I think just re fairbanks in the last round. Get your nine writing outs or all saves or derek custodio or somebody. We haven't even thought of ryan thompson. They give anybody saves there. We don't have a lot. chris. Chris archer could get scenes remember. They're talking about the pinot banking piggybacking. They could go five innings for a starter like walker and throw archer for four and he gets the saves. I completely see that. We enter kidney stones but that might not hold him back in early april. Do not or as much they're all. We got a declaration from milwaukee. That josh hader is the not just a closer but will be used only in like a traditional one inning traditional which is pathetic but a traditional one inning row which is kinda bad for value. Maybe now he's not one hundred strikeout car. Yes that's the excellent point that does limit the strike at potential. I also will point out. Hit with hater. He has made his declaration about the change. He's been experimenting with the he's intending to use that pitch and i hope i think it's a good thing for my balances him and maybe it brings down the homers. But does it influence the strike outs in a bad way. Just just be prepared from a production standpoint. You do not have one hundred twenty ks in the bag user closers in the ninth inning of spring games jordan hicks is clearly the cardinals closer at this point. And maybe we'll get some more clarity over the weekend. I believe in kennedy is going to get that shot or matt. Bush believe it or not in texas. That's unbelievable Jake mcgee clearly giants guy. I wanna see the padres guys per goner milan-san poets is still hurt. So there are situations to watch this weekend because managers are managing as if these games matter to some degree not playing all their starters into the ninth inning but using their closures. That way i do think. Matt barnes will be boston's closer as well as bringing out of you know i think of has got a pretty decent show that he's had a he's had a solid enough spring and they have been making hints that they might give them give them some opportunities. That could go committee. We can't sweep cleveland under the under the carpet music. I think news is huge and it took a lot of people by surprise people. Because i don't even know the so there was a gosh. I'm sorry to the reporter who i'm missing the name of. I should look it up. But there was a report that it terry francona is pretty high in nick wiccan and wicca and very very realistically could take that closer job because of the concerns about korean checks control that that's got an impact it so i was at a salary. Cap league last night and check went for ton. I got a manual clause for like a dollar an acre minister three. That's the reason. Why so. I missed that piece of news. Ap's tom withers give proper credit. Let's give proper credit. Our buddy kyle comes infra trivia and kyle which got today some trivia star since the beginning of twenty nine thousand three twins have the top or are among the top six in average exit velocity. I know eric can name at least one of those twins. But i want the three that are on minnesota to outfielder one infielder. That'll be your hint for today. After we get through hashbrowns first one comes from mike. Speaking of injuries podcast and he wants you to pick an injured pitcher to robots for twenty twenty two. Christel noah syndergaard luis severino. Well if you're gonna roll with pitcher for twenty twenty two it's my clovinger over justin burland And those guys are probably in it but for twenty twenty one. I think more relevant question. I trust whatsoever. Tristan may be disagree. As a yankee fan so i want to thank him third among these three and fifth in including the other two with tommy. John surgery missing. The season i think i think synagogues in a pitch the most and then sale so far this year. That's our go. i can't trust syndergaard. Stay healthy even next year. So i'll take sale on twenty twenty. Two i i would be practically spot on with exactly the way you rank those. I do feel supremely confident. That sale is the guy you want for. Twenty twenty two. I probably just taking the four would go sale cleven jur- and then it's a toss up to between syndergaard severino. The gut wants to tell severino by. You can tell from all my hats behind the here. Why would go in that direction. Really interesting yes absolutely. I think i'm going to take the chance. That of sale returns at ninety ninety five percent of what he was. He is the best of those four pitchers for two thousand twenty two. I don't know about long term. Then again club injures not young either Be thirty next year right or is that is not that. Thinking is thirty or thirty. He might be playing next year at thirty one. I'll have to look like he eats around the miners for awhile. He's already to guam. Degrom also started late and he's been amazing. So it's it's nothing against clovinger. He could still do this. I'm thinking a little bit. More concerned. About noah syndergaard than you are i. I am a little afraid that he never returns at as quite the same pitcher was before that. There's a little bit too much credit given for reputation right enough. Ken wants the tip. Had to care about him. Nailed bieber and twenty nineteen. He wants to know who the version of that is. This year pitcher that can make the massive leap for knew that it wouldn't be doing so easy. This podcast would be like ten seconds law. Did you nailed it. I was sitting next to you at the game. And i remember. You're like hey look at this well because he never walked anybody in the minors. Anne had stuff. He wasn't zach davies. He he was a guy and sally is similar He's a guy who had amazing stuff and wasn't walking anybody's he can command your pictures like that man and you throw harder zach davies. I'm in but i mean if i knew it was going to be this year's i would move them up by rankings right. I mean we all of that gallon. Jack gal would have been one of those guys and maybe still is but you want somebody just like authorizer bima. We didn't even rank that well two years ago so he was draftable. He was definitely in the top. Forty i believe that. You're i don't want to say guardsmen so i won't Montage so basically. You're talking about somebody who we rank. But he's going to take a step up tyler. Mail fits that bid bill to to some degree. But i mean again that he's gonna end up like bieber cy young winner. I don't see one looks like f one's gonna stop. He can be a top. Twenty starter tyler. Mail could be a top twenty starter. Mnaya savelli but they. They can't be. I'll siam doesn't make winter if they let a start twenty five times but they're not going to. There's somebody's brace singer now idols. Elliot's hernandez that's interesting. Yeah another guys. Made some nice adjustments this year the changeups looking a lot better bieber by the way was one fifty six overall on s p forty in the adp and twenty nineteen so looking from going to forty two probably the top ten. If that's the case i'm throwing you. Julio julio maria soledad to yeah yeah but the differences like he can't pile on the innings. Because he's a dodger your for anybody i i'm not sure. Mathematically it could happen this year but say play sec please. Seconds my guy 'cause that the the command store's hard enough as a walk anybody. Another cleveland guide becoming a top. Ten guy you do. Did you throw ian anderson. I didn't Watch a little bit of his outing yesterday. One strikeout six innings. He couldn't he couldn't get anybody could he couldn't finish hitters off spring game but it's weekly for season. They're they're they're throwing or now there. There are a couple things at play. There one is he could be reaching the dead arm period. That a lot of pitchers do right around this particular week. And that helps keep his price and check because it was skyrocketing. But i've also seen a couple of the previous outings where i saw some things. He is working hard at adjusting and adapting his game. And i'm getting a little more confident in china. Next air doesn't like taking credit. But he nailed lamar jackson and jalen hurts for this same thing for also airs. Kinda got a track record. I'm drafting police everywhere. Just it is what it is. Got good thomas. Thomas puts his multiple multi eligible players on his best. Excuse me bench. You want you to pick your favorite from his crew. This year. chris taylor tommy. Admen thomas de la david fletcher. Who gets the nod for the league round pick. I've been using chris. Taylor for that over edmund If i thought it was gonna steal twenty bases it would be different. But i don't think he's going to do that. And i think based on his miley numbers. This is not a widmaier. Fold story the guy who people over right chris. Taylor is pretty safe playing time. And he just i think better Was still. I like i project. I predicted in the ridiculous column that he would hit twenty runs Won't do anything else is gonna be like they'll sell is gonna lead off and have a twenty home or fifty. Rbi to steal. Line for san francisco which is helpful in a lot of leagues but maybe not in eastern standard Bijou a bunch of places. I would say taylor over edmund would be my ranking fletcher. I like Base percentage but man. That's a single digit home or single single-digit steal guy. It's hard roster that news. Pin league you need. Like i overspent on. Victor robots eleo taveras in my salary cap auction last night. Because i i was desperate for solid basis and they were the only two guys potential for thirty. But they're not good. So if you take fletcher. That's no steals has no power. You can't afford to do that even if he's eligible everywhere so i would say i've got them ranked edmund taylor fletcher la- stella but i'm not really excited about any of these guys. I don't think there. There's some sort of huge breakthrough anyone of the mix. I i agree with you. All the things. You're saying about edmund. The the reason i would take him. I is that he is likely to pull in four key position. eligibility numbers Adding second and third short now field. He's pretty darn quick. And i think that's a pretty decent thing to have from your your multi eligibility kinda guy the issues. I have with him. Of course is greater than fifty percent. Ground ball guy. He's not very good against right handed pitcher so he gets the weak side of the platoon. Numbers you doesn't hit the ball with authority right. It's just. I think he's going to get you playing time and a lot of positions and not a bad thing to have what i wish i had done in my ridiculous call or predictions. No-one gorman gets promoted midseason by the cardinals and play second base when sales i like an owen. Nolan gorman is going to be the cardinals second baseman. He's got massive power to strike out a lot. But why did i forget to do that in my bold. Predictions cop nolan guys. Anita think about just that's that's a gut instinct is dead on listeners. Because that's one of the guys. I was most mad. I couldn't get at the end of tout wars in l. I like it all right. Last one comes from jerry keys in a very deeply. He wants to sleep or outfield. You light outfielder leaks each well. Assuming the nimmo is gone. You want somebody later the nat so i'm looking at houston's rankings which one hundred twenty five for a vp. Like mike mike tomlin got traded. Somewhere became a starter. That'd be interesting. He gets on base But he's not gonna play a lot of the yankees Robbie grossman robbie grossman is a perfect guest. He's leading off for detroit at twelve homer twelve steel guy with a three sixty on base potentially and he's definitely eating. Offer them underrated. Ob people don't realize miles straws not a throw away in that one category is not he can get on base. I think you might get overpowered at. The plate is no power there when you have no power man risky gord bike on base. Because pinschers can pitch differently you know. He's he knows underrated. Nobody wants Adamy he's banks second for the old man's white sox and he's gonna get on base at three seventy clip scored ninety runs gonna had fifteen homers and fifteen steals. You know what atom edens really underrated. Nothing great but like they. If they are fletcher's seven homers and eight steals. The item eaten is like fifteen and fifteen with a lot of runs score. He's underrated the other that people always overlooked when they switched. Vp's jason heyward is a heck of a lot more valuable than that he gets on base. Do much wit. But he gets obeys a excellent guys. Well and i kinda think. Brian reynolds bounces back for pittsburgh saying his three thirty but he could go to eighty three sixty four. Ten mile out of power can help. Some people saw kim by. We mentioned recently bond based enough now. He's not one. I leaned towards for obt. I like him a lot as a player. But i don't know that. Ob is what gives them the big lean here. You know the one for me is tim. La castro we didn't mention them in the arizona outfield there. I think he is going to get a chunk of that outfield Playing time percentages aren't bad face. He could be john birdie without the infield eligibility to makassar absolutely route roach. Bob chicago. Wow what does bulls making traits today. You gotta follow is fed and watch a awards maresca today. Come on kyle. Lowry come home to philadelphia. We need what's happen. Three or four o'clock is retracing assigned. I'm sure he's seen as a show that will have the you know up to the minute off Got a chance title. You know if you have to treat tarries maxi this fantasy baseball. You have a chance to win a championship. Seventy sixers dues. They're not going to be brooklyn like this. But getting kyle. Lowry could help you irving durant now. You can be embarrassing last night by thirty but that game was over like in the first for five minutes Yeah no. I eventually baseball. You have a shot to win you or any his fantasy. I traded a all. I draft picks for derrick henry interface. Football league he went nuts in december. I lost the playoffs. I don't feel bad about it at all. It was right loop doing baseball as well. You can trade. Look if you've got a high top prospect s baseball for the season and somebody's offering you nelson cruz win this year. You win this year. I'm telling you every time you have no guarantees. That mackenzie gore or wander franco dylan. Carlson are going to be great. But you know nelson cruz is great. And i. i hate to be the pessimist here. But you never know whether you're league is going to hold up the same way. It does down the road now. The the whole flags life. Everything was just gonna say that all right. Let's answer trivia. No you know why. Because i don't hey close attention paid close aspect glossy when i'm doing players but like i i know the infielder because let's hear fernando tatis has got to be the infielder. He was by far in last year from other. He's he's not the infielder he's thirteen. Nine thousand nine hundred s splitting hairs ultimately infielders are going to be a hard one. Get the two outfielders. I would be surprised if you did not get joey gallo joey. Gallo does not show up them. Charl guys twenty a- as stanton judge. John is number one. Yes okay this so now. You're down and outfielder and infielder both the play over one hundred and eighty games so both the plenty i. I'm not good. This one might on remember who that would be outfielder. Ones fantasy elite sada struggled last year. But already oh yell at chela yelich night missing the infielder this would. This is why. I'm asking the question this one. I don't know who it is. I know exactly who it is. The guy that i love isn't it. I haven't ever ou know he's nine. He's a yeah. He's right there half a mile an hour behind the coit not look for a great defender. Hot corner are not not not not all right idea though. Great defender hot corn chapman matt chapman ninety three and he did nothing last season. Not those pretty impressive though. That's very impressive. And you remember going into the twenty twenty. When he was healthy we saw. That's a potential like it can raise at batting average by eighty or so. You know because he walks. It's hard he'd been hitting like two fifty to sixty. I thought maybe he defeats to eighty with thirty two runs. That's not as eighth round. Pick a third round pick. I got one of the things. That's really disappointing. With his example. Is that missing the time because of injury early on kind of deflates the number so i can't dig into the statcast but he i don't think the batting average comes back. I think the path for him is he could elevate this to forty home runs. He was he was kind of transforming his game into going all out for power fran mill. That's that's such a not. Not a bad cop. I think he's much better in terms of plate discipline of the two of them but he could put up power numbers similar to that. If that's the direction he wants to go. Twenty six percent ground ball rate last year. Pretty impressive with that Average exit velocity. that's a forty homer path. It is That's it for today. baseball games start counting next week. So pay to the news. Lots of injuries. Unfortunately and You might learn about closer situation a lineup situation. I'll try to covered in my weekend report on monday online. Don't forget to listen to the baseball tonight podcasts. Because they know what's going on as well just not from fantasy aspect. Tristen have an awesome weekend. Kyle was well. You have one as well to and i'll tell you by the way exciting forecaster next week. Oh the forecasts are coming out The project today is tuesday. So i'm committed to getting it out there on tuesday quickly content at espn fantasy is is christmas. Fantasy forecaster and you do that every day. You're you updated every day. Right fulltime job it so i do i do it. Every single one of the hundred and eighty three days or whatever it is and love every minute of it. It's tough during football. But i love it was pulling his hair. During the baseball season is because of the forecaster is good for everybody else i. That's it thank you so much for listening to fantasy focus. Baseball and police have an awesome weekend.

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