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The Fall of Troy

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

1:00:05 hr | 1 year ago

The Fall of Troy

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST is the baseball tonight podcast for Friday July twenty six two thousand nineteen. I'm buster only Troy Farkas producing back in Bristol and we have only five more days to the trade deadline alright today the news and knows troy till Lewinsky announced his retirement. This is someone who had two hundred twenty five homers over thirteen seasons a five-time all star three times in the top ten in the National League M._V._p.. Voting now long after two Lewinsky's out his announcement University of Texas announced that he'll be joining their coaching staff as an assistant Paul indicating centers great note about Troy Lewinsky per one hundred sixty two games during his career his wins above replacement five point five. That's higher than Barry Larkin at five point two CAL ripken at five point two Allen Trammell at Five Point No pee wee reese at five point zero Derek jeter at four point three that tells you how good Troy Lewinsky was was before his career was drilled injury. We'll hear more about two Lewinsky later in the podcast. The raising outset left-hander Blake Snell is GonNa have arthroscopic surgery and his pitching elbow. He'll be out about six weeks and this is absolutely devastating stating for the raises. They try to make it to the playoffs. Joey Gallo has a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. He's going to be out probably about a month. The twins and the white sox played in on yesterday's podcast Roxy Bernstein talked with Nelson Elson Cruise L.. Maybe Rocky Bernstein was good luck for Nelson Cruz who had himself a night comes a swinging a blast left field deep that is way out of here Nelson Cruz homers again that one clear the grandstand in left field yielded foul on the concourse Nelson over now in four straight games and that was a tape measure blast a left one nothing twins resp- itchy launches this one high in deep to Center Field Adam Angle at the wall to homer night for Nelson troves to out to run line drive homer to center field back to back homers for Nelson his first to invest tonight and it's Wednesday three one lead high near Right-center field angles is GonNa look up that one is Nelson Cruz with three overs tonight. Stay Hot Nellie first time in his career that Nelson Cruz it had a three homer gain gene Dan gladden and the treasure island baseball network with those calls right after the Game Nelson Cruz spoke with Fox sports north about his great three homer night three home runs on three different types of pitches from a guy like Julia who does not give up very many home runs always scouting report. What was the game plan for you that allowed you have such an edge on him tonight? Just lucky just reacting peaches. You know like you say he's real patriot and any peaches a heated. I mean they can get you in trouble with the heater. This'll be able to speaking of offense. Speaking of home runs Red Sox Yankees at Fenway Park on Thursday night and Zander Bogart's came to the plate the bottom of the first inning against Masahiro Tanaka two runners on base the three one bogart's hit high in the air to laugh feel way back gone over everything over the monster seats did straight away left field a three-run homer by BOGART's and the red sox leave three to nothing on Zander's twenty-second of the year the Great Sean Mcdonough W. E. Ninety three point seven F._M.. And that rally against Tanaka would go on and on and on mookie Betts coming up to the plate for the second time in the inning Dan the pitch to Mookie Lon. I passed the second basement. Torres was on the left side of the infield vic so hard it goes on the ground around all the way to the wall to the left of the three seventy nine marker two more runs around on a double by Mookie Betts his second of the ending so let's cut to the chases what the rest of the night sounded like for the Yankees pitching yep you'll seem soccer Benny Hill because there were lots of runs and there were lots of hits and there's a lot of offense red sox winning this game nineteen three overall the Yankee starters of allowed forty runs over there last five games in the last six games that rotation has it collectively are a fifteen point five nine in addition to the nineteen runs the red sox also recorded fourteen extra-base hits both of which are there most ever in a game against the Yankees after the Game arab-owned the Yankees manager talked about what went wrong Masahiro Tanaka a lot of mistakes in the art of the plate. You know didn't really have a split <hes> in his in his even as fastball slider combination. It's been so good for him wasn't wasn't as Chris and Sharp <hes> after the first inning settled in look like he had a chance to to maybe get a going a little bit and get through the Middle Innings <hes> but we'll just have to have the look and see what was going on there. The fourth inning obviously started to unravel fairly quickly had Stephen Tarpley up early in that inning but stuck with Tanaka said just a matter of trying to get more out of them knowing you're limited in the bullpen yeah absolutely I mean we're just this time through obviously haven't gotten <hes> you know length out of the starters and just being up against it like we are down there just trying to trying to work through as best we can right now. Twelve runs owns allowed by Tanaka in three and a third innings. It was ugly and you have to believe this is going to increase the urgency for the Yankees talent at help before the trade deadline. We talking about that with car ravage coming up Indians took air business against the royals. They went five four with help from Jose Ramirez Flynn's ready the left he S- pitch and it's hit a ton deep left field back goes Gordon still going back near the wall. Jose Ramirez has hit his eleventh and the Indians take a four to three lead here in the fourteenth boy. Would that be a big boost for the Indians of Jose Ramirez can get hot speaking of getting hot. Paul Goldschmidt is on a roll right now the cardinals win over the pirates six to three with with help from Goldschmidt. The one delivery to Goldschmidt is hit hard into center field back goes Marseille to the track to the wall. It's Gone Paul. Goldschmidt has homered in every game this series and it's now flee to one cardinals. The mets in the padres Todd Frazier got a big hit for New York to one now the pitch frazier lines one the left center here comes Renfro he dives. He can't get it rolls underneath Nathan goes to the wall at the three seventy. Mark Alonzo is scored canola around third. He's GonNa come home score standing without a really throw and on its second probably scored at double at two runs batted in his todd frazier however they score it hop aboard Mitch Three in the padres. Nothing and the padres would never recover that call from how Heroes W._C._B._S. mets went four. Nothing behind Jacob degrom the rockies in the nationals a tough game for the nationals they they were down three or early and they came back they were down five three and they took the lead Matt Adam seemingly building a sturdy lead in the bottom of the seventh. Here's a long drive to write back on it. Black men to the warning track to the wall aw with a towering solo homer awful lefty that's his sixteen to the year nationals get the insurance run lead seventy-five that from the nationals radio network but you know the story about the nationals this year. They got a lot of great parts of this team but their bullpen is an issue they gave up a run in the eighth and then in the ninth inning Fernanda Rodney tried to close it out in this happened pitched Murphy Bouncing being ball towards third rundown goes to second for one on the first time and the run scores. The rockies have taken the lead. I would win eight seven that call from from eight fifty K._O._A.. The day the game of the day no doubt about it out in Anaheim more than six hours orioles and angels in the atop the ninth inning the oriels took the lead again eighty. I go back and show you that got exactly what he was Gary Thorny Jim Palmer on mass but you know what happened. Bottom of the ninth inning angels tied the game and that is out to it and they would play on and on and on that call from the angels television broadcasts the Orioles sales would score three runs at the top of the fifteenth but then the angels tied the score with three runs in the bottom of the fifteen they went onto the sixteenth inning and this happened three the top of the fifteenth of angels get three in the bottom of the pitch swing in a hot fly ball rightfielder deep Calhoun is back on it and that it carries out of here Jonathan V._R.. With A to run home run and the Orioles had the lead back at ten eight wow Jim Hunter working hard voice getting scratchy after six hours at the microphone on one Oh five point seven the fan in the bottom of the sixteenth inning the Orioles called on Stevie Wilkerson to get the stave and you know what this is a position position players center fielder and a lot of times when you see position players coming in pitch they'll kind of ratchet up there fastballs at try to slow show off a nasty breaking bowl Stevie Wilkerson slowed down he was throwing as low as fifty de miles per hour and this is what happened to deliver on the way Pelos waiting on it. That's shallow center field at Santan. Darren Persson gets the same and the Orioles have awarding ten eight more game in Sixteen Innings Stevie Wilkerson Center fielder gets the first save since the save role was put into effect in nineteen sixty nine amazing stuff. Let's get to it. It's the Raby tray with Carl ravage ravage host baseball tonight of course play by play man on a lot of our broadcasts and the Raby train right now is in for repairs Ravi. What's going on slave repairs were ten day I l but with all sorts of great optimism for returning for a big September October push little league in August <hes> had a partial knee replacement on Monday and have been to physical therapy a couple of times already and it's interesting after ten years buster after A._C._l.? Surgery ten years ago actually lift a leg up straight as opposed to putting it from from the outside in of retraining my entire left leg and it's it's been interesting then. It's nice to look down and see a leg. That's actually straight now and you mentioned to me before we got started that you will be at the trade deadline show on Wednesday next week which I think think going to run from two to four thirty in it. <hes> you know you're a Gamer your grinding through thank you. That's part of the obligation and you want to be part of. It and let's just hope that things are a little more active than they've been up to this point. It's been pretty cool though watching you know when you were removed removed from it on a day-to-day basis you got a chance to observe a little bit more believe it or not and it's <hes> it's been kind of neat to see what the nationals have done and how the National League East has changed over the last couple of weeks so I you know I hope it's going to be interesting to so there are a lot more teams that are I think in it and a lot more interesting teams. That aren't necessarily you know in first place right now that has the legitimate chance and I'm sure we'll talk about the orioles last night but boy that Yankee Red Sox that Yankee twin series combined you thank you got some work to do when it comes to starting pitching if they want to compete with the Astros yeah no doubt about it and I've definitely have some trade stuff that I wanna get to with Tampa Bay rays with the mets. <hes> you know what we're hearing from teams about their intention to move Noah syndergaard and the Yankees were there blow last night. I do want to start with that Oriole game because that was that was so fascinating as we talked about in the open the Orioles score three runs in the top of the fifteenth in a game that lasted over six hours and then the angels tie the game of the bottom of the fifteenth and then the Orioles retake the lead in the top of the sixteenth and then Stevie Wilkerson becomes the first position player ever to get a save and Carl. I loved his strategy like every every position players ever pinch basically goes in there looking to show off the fastball they had in highschool and look into to do damage with that great breaking ball. They've been thrown at teammates on the side. Stevie Wilkerson slows it down. It's like he's been watching Homerun Derby that I've been part of when you see all the hitters talk about how they liked the pitcher to throw the ball firm he slowing it down to fifty fifty six miles per hour and you've got great Major League Hitters Coal Calhoun Future Hall of Famer Albert Pools uncomfortable not knowing what to do with pitches that slow any against to save. I can't drive fifty five and I can't hit fifty fifty five. It's got a mess a lot of people up they. They don't know what fifty five looks like as a hitter. Certainly somebody like Albert tool so yeah we've seen it before. It's a really cool thing to watch. These are the things that you know you in Tim coaching believe or integral to the future of baseball we love having sixteen inning games and all the things that come a bit and you have the headline that no one's <hes> since the stat became a stat in nineteen sixty nine done something like this but <hes>. Yeah sure for those two teams and incredible thing this as my man Bend McDonald's tweeted out grab a cup of coffee. You're on the east coast. This is oil team on the east coast. It's out west imagine how they're feeling at that hour of the morning <hes> trying not a win this game and sure fifty five is great next time I think in the end you end up seven somebody feel underhand. Try to get these jobs but it was it's great to read about. I wasn't one of those that decided in the thirteenth I need to say up and watch out this ant read about in the morning. No and I do think look that game we had in Fenway Park two weeks ago with the dodgers and the red sox requiring five hours and forty minutes to tweet to play twelve innings that game last night that is only going to I I think enhanced discussions push long discussions that something needs to change with Super Long Games because teams are worried about their pitchers being hurt but we'll table that for another day. Let's talk about troy to Lewinsky who announced his retirement fireman yesterday. Here's our friend Aaron Boone talking about too low. What I'll remember is obviously a great player and and a guy that played shortstop a great shortstop the plate in such an unique Gwei and with a flare and you know the way he moved played on the run through from different angles you know watching him this spring even so place that I the way I put his he he looked at home out there playing shortstop and I know he loves this game? We certainly wish them well. He's he had an impact. I believe on on this organization in this team this year with the way he was in spring and Kinda him helping been set the tone for our culture and a lot of ways and I know the guys in their loved him and you know hopefully at some point this season will allow we could see him again but we certainly wish him well and and even though injuries cut him short a little bit it was a great career and Ravi. I think also anytime thing people baseball fans think about Troy Lewinsky in the future. They're always going to wonder what could have been because he just so ravaged by injuries through his career. No doubt about it remember him in Long Beach State back in two thousand five and he wasn't wasn't in the Minor Leagues Very Long. I think it was like a next year. He's in the major leagues performing <hes> I I think I think because that people forget ah you know we talked a lot about hall of fame guys <hes> Sandy Colfax of course <hes> Pedro Martinez and you always afraid to get in the idea of how long did they do it. Were they at the peak for how long were the best player in the game and if they were for how long were they for awhile <hes> he was at the top of the shortstop class and I think because of the injuries you you tend to forget it and then it became a lot about hyperbaric chambers and try to stay in shape but that was sort of the narrative around Troy Lewinsky but boy because of where he played and the offensive numbers that came with it. I think a lot of things are used against two Lewinsky's opposed to prop him up where his war is one of the greats <hes> for a guy to play the length of time that he played for the period where he was so great. I think it's over look I think <hes> you know if somebody were asked me given the great era of shortstops that we all got a chance to joy during the nineties and <music> early two thousand and even today you know where where would he rank and would some people forget about troy to Lewinsky and my guess is <hes> if prodded they'd probably remember him but when you think about the Larkin's <hes> the a garage viviscal's the Garciaparra is an all those different guys that were that were constantly mentioned in custody battling Jeeter for the American League shortstop position that the National League you remember the hall a Fan Larkin. I think you'd be hard pressed in some cases to remember too low and that's that's not right he he is he is on that same line as those guys especially when he was playing at its peak. We got news yesterday. A the blake snail of the raise the race and of course the two thousand eighteen American League Cy Young Award winner needs to have a lose body removed from his pitching elbow. He's going to be out at least six weeks and let's face it. If the raise fall out of the playoff racy probably not gonNA pitch again this year if they are in the race and mid-september then yeah and everything goes well with his rehab. We could see him again but boy. It just feels like another body blow for this race team which let's face it. There's not a lot of margin for error there when they're competing against the big dogs like the Yankees the red SOx have a lot deeper pockets Carl yeah the body blow for the raise becomes greater because they don't have the financial wherewithal the depth the ability to make a deal for for somebody likes now you know in watching the Yankees the last couple of weeks here you gotta realize like they're doing this without Luis Severino think about teams that could lose their Ace and maintain the pace that they're on the raise or one of those teams <hes> they can't do that. The twins would be really hard pressed to do something like that. The braves have dealt with some injuries but but take away one of their best pitchers hard to believe leave over the course of a month and a half two months where you've got a win as many games as you possibly can to compete with other teams and your division and Wildcard. It absolutely feels like <hes> like it's unfair to a team seem like the race but that's the that's the that's the world the rays have lived in forever. They don't enjoy the financial flexibility. They don't have the depth and again. You know you'd take Chris sale off the red sox. I would be honest you Bueller Hulu Ross the dodgers. They're not going to be as good as they are right. Now you take no off the Phillies <hes> the Yankees have done it without Steph Reno. The raise can't do it without Blake Snell especially the way that other teams that are competing with them are playing right now. They can't do it. Yeah remember the raise and how great they look back in April with that was with Blake Snell in tyler glass now and tally glass no being great and glass nails out with an injury and now Blake Snell is out and you know two or three weeks ago. I had a high-ranking executive with another team say the raise. They're going to do something aggressive like they're going to do something big. They were in the conversations on Craig Kimbrel. They clearly we're looking to upgrade this team and now it would be hard to justify it'd be hard to justify going out and making a big expenditure using a lot of resources with the issues that they have with their rotation. It's really too bad and you hope that they can find a way to grind through and make the postseason but that that really hurts them to lose Blake's. Now you mentioned the Yankees. Let's get to it they. They get absolutely hammered again last night. The last six starts their rotation has a collective area fifteen point five nine and I think a week ago the talk within the Yankees Organization. Was You know what hopefully hopefully we if these asking prices and guys like Marcus Stroman and Trevor Bauer and Robbie Ray are too high we can hope that Severino comes back or hope <hes> this Guy Garcia gets called up minor leagues we can plug and Phil along the lines of you're just referencing and now after what we've seen again from James Paxton after Tanaka gets absolutely beat up I mean to me not only looking at rolling out the last third of the regular season but you have to look at the Astros in what you might face in October and matched up against the Burland Garrett Cole what you might see from the Oakland athletics if you phase them in the playoffs what you might see in the Cleveland Indians if they're the team you have to pay the extra price to go get one of these guys because because this team is that good and it's worth that kind of investment. What do you think I thank watching these teams? The twins <hes> the Yankees and seeing how the nationals are currently playing knowing how the dodgers are playing watching Orlando and coal set strikeout record after Spread Cup record every time they seem to step on them out and <hes> I think there's a great separation <hes> and if Domingo her mom pitches greats for Chris sale all of a sudden returns to Chris Sale Great Form <hes> then those teams are more legitimized than even they are now with all their offensive numbers that they're putting up home runs runs scored and bill the twins little smashing records season all those those things in the postseason when you're looking at the likes of assures or Anna Strasberg <hes> go away when you're looking at coal and you're looking at Burland or and even Miley go away when you're looking at review and Bueller incur shop they go no way and clearly teams like the Yankees <hes> teams like the twins in their bullpen. The Indians are legitimate because of the starting pitchers they have it would be it would be really frustrating if they as an Indian fan word where to Trade Trevor Bauer you have a chess you know the goal is to get into the tournament and if you get into the tournament then you start to look at teams like dodgers and teams like Astros and realized there better because of the guys they can start the game with their better better than the Yankees right now. They're better than the red sox right now. They're better than every team in the American League <hes> right now the Astros are better. The dodgers are better but Washington national's can compete the braves have legitimate chance to compete the phillies on their best day because of their pitchers can compete but you've gotta have starting pitching and maybe because they've dealt with the great offenses that the twins and the red socks out but as great as that Yankee lineup is they're not as good with the starting pitching pitching the way it is currently and they've done this without their race. You built the team with Luis. Severino was your race that they would legitimately be considered the same as as Houston and L._A.. And everyone else but I think you look at them right now and they're not that I don't know how you consider them that without the guys to compete against the frontline start as these other teams have the up over the next five days a big questions going to be in some of these the asking prices for guys like Stroman is who's GonNa Blink first last year for example. The Yankees stared down the Blue Jays eventually. It was the Blue Jays you blink. I in this case I I think the Yankees should blink because this team is good enough to justify that and let's look at the best case scenario. Let's say you trade for a Robbie Ray or you trade for Stroman and let's say Severino comes back all of a sudden severino being right a Robbie Bobby Rahal Marcus stroman. Maybe Paxton going you got Tanaka. You know is the number three number four but the front end of the rotation right now is a big concern for the Yankees. I I'd say this. There's no chance that they get Noah syndergaard like I know that they've had conversations stations with the mets about Noah syndergaard and I talked to evaluators with other teams yesterday who tell me that the tenor and the tone of the of the mets now is they talk about Syndergaard is now no longer hey you can we'll listen and but you have to overwhelm with an offer they say that their absolute perception of the mets now is they're going to move Noah syndergaard and we'll get into a moment why they would do that but the Yankees are not going to be that team that gets in because has you know Carl. Mets ownership is not good not going to create a situation where you might see Noah syndergaard dog pile with other Yankees in the Bronx in October. What do you think no I it would it would it would depend to me on what I could get back? The idea that Syndergaard is dog piling with C._C._C. Tabatha and the Bronx <hes> would wouldn't bother me as much as <hes> it would have. We got nothing back. I if I you know I I've been really bullish on the mets for a a long time. I thought they were going to be legitimate contender. I didn't love the deal that they made giving up their young players to get Canola Diaz and E._S. proving to be disappointment but I always thought similar this conversation when you have no starters and degrom showed it again yesterday on a day the degrom either didn't feel great or didn't have as best off. It was unbelievable that you're going to be legitimate team and that division. It's proven not to be the case. I care less about syndergaard dog piling just because he played for the mets because if I'm if I'm real honest with myself you know he he hasn't been part of a group that has really threatened in my opinion to be consistently great so okay. I don't give them away but I'm getting two or three guys back then in two or three years I'll be done piling and Syndergaard of the Yankees may not be that that bothers me less than than the concept of trading him to the Yankees versus some other team. If I mean proving myself dramatically <hes> so yeah I I guess they wouldn't do that. I wouldn't particularly care about that. If I were one of the group I I don't. I don't get caught up and where he's going. If I'm making myself better more power to the team that just traded form. They thought he was more valuable than I did so be. It worked out for them. <hes> that's great but I I think the other thing buster at this time of year you know this <hes> how good is Marcus Stroman. How good is Robbie Ray? Are they good enough to compete against the Burland or coal. Do we overvalue somebody like that. This is why I you know for awhile when the giants weren't great Madison Bumgarner has all sorts of credibility with even in a year in which he hasn't been great there is at least this feeling come October. There is another level he's performed at at that level. We'll we'll stroman and ray and these other guys we're talking about. <hes> haven't been nearly as consistently good as Bumgarner so sure you need to bolster. You're starting staff. But what are your both during it with. What are you both during it with <hes> is is there anyone out there? That would be available <hes> that you could throw in a game too if if you're if you're injured domingo her mind if you're into Chris Sale who's the guy that's GonNa Pitch in Game Two mortar Rodriguez enough in Boston Austin <hes> do we over doing end up overvaluing just the arm because it's healthy and a sad a decent year and remove the perspective of will who's going to be pitching against in what environment in what game <hes> and in what series Gosh I think sometimes we lose sight of that because we've got to make a move and we're I'm making the case Yeah you've gotTa make a move yeah and just doubling back on what you're saying about <hes> you wouldn't be bothered by Syndergaard having success. Obsessed with the Yankees if you're in the mets shoes you're thinking is right in line with just about every team in baseball. Now teams have gotten much more progressive about their attitudes the same as yours their belief being that hey if it makes us better. I'm not gonNA worry about what the guy does with the other team but we saw situation two years ago where Sandy Alderson the former mets general manager range the trade with Brian Cashman the Yankees G._M.. For Jay Bruce who's not a star like Noah syndergaard is considered to be a star a centerpiece and mets ownership pull the rug out from underneath it because they didn't want Jay Bruce October in Yankee Stadium and that's what you're dealing with and I disagree. I'm totally with you there. The reason why I think they're two reasons why the mets are considering moving not only noah it was syndergaard but also Edwin they know that syndergaard for them it just hasn't he hasn't realizes potential and they know that other teams still value him really highly and they would love the opportunity to try to get syndergaard syndergaard translate for them. Whether it's the San Diego padres or the Houston Astros and the second thing is look the mets are a big market team but they don't have a big budget and when you look at the structure of their payroll and where they are syndergaard making making six million this year he's in line for big raise and windy as making close to minimum wage this year. He's GonNa make seven million dollars plus next year when he goes into arbitration so not only could the mets get really good prospects if they were to trade a syndergaard to the padres are traded D. as to the dodgers but within their realm and I don't agree with where their budget is but within their budget they would get ahead of the payroll management. I think in the off season in addition to adding young players what do you think no. I think I think you're absolutely right about that and I think both having lived up to the expectations and I agree a hundred percent of the case syndergaard that if you are <hes> the Houston Astros and you've been able to turn guys around you then believe if we can improve on syndergaard every single physical tool <hes> to be a phenomenal pitcher is there. He's one of those guys that you absolutely believe if we get them into our system and we have the right pitching coach <hes> whether it's a picture whisper or at somebody who's GonNa proven track record we can make Noah syndergaard the face of this franchise and be the ace of staff so hundred percent agree with you on that <hes> and also <hes> <hes> and probably a Non New York met fan from from birth who gets frustrated by the idea that they are playing in that city and don't have the payroll that is that is even in the same <hes> <hes> Ballpark as the team like the Yankees. <hes> you know the angels to some degree if has shown that they're willing to spend the money <hes> maybe not to the levels of the dodgers are but you don't hear this generally don't hear the same argument against the angels when it comes to the other team in that city. Is You with the mets and the Yankees and yeah it's a it's a frustrating dynamic and it'd be really interesting to see what <hes> brody does here over the next couple of months in the off season two two again. Try to reestablish reestablish himself with somebody that can do this and do it well because this this year did not did not turn out well the move and backfired yeah and I gotTa Tell You we've talked about how the dodgers are looking for very high Diane Elite Relief to augment the seventh and eighth inning set up in Edwin would be a tremendous by for them. You know mets fans of worried about well if we trade the as now because he hasn't pitched well he'd be heavily discounted. I don't think that's the case because everyone everyone sees the stuff is average fastball velocity still at ninety seven point three miles per hour as it has been the last three years. You know the teams are lining up to say we'll fix them. We got him with the guy who just six months ago was considered to be the best closer in baseball so I do think think the mets would get something good from the dodgers in order to to make that trade last one four year Carl the giants Begin three-game series tonight against the San Diego padres. Basically I think at this point it's just about a done deal that they're going to hang on a Madison Bumgarner the only way that I think that they would actually consider trading bumgarner at this point would be if they got swept by the padres this weekend and then lost the phillies on Tuesday night but besides that and I talked to someone who's in the know yesterday and I said where where would you assess the chances of a deal and goes about ten percent because the feeling is with as well as they're playing with legacy pitcher legacy manager and Bruce Bochy. What are you like about that well? I you know to me as much as it is about Bumgarner th this I think and again you can get caught up in the history onyx and the legacy but yeah I think I think in some ways without hammering yourself in the short term or or even long-term you always to the free world series titles you owe it to Bruce Bocce. We've you know we often are critical of front offices. When eighteen plays itself into a position to be competitive they've been to get into <hes> the postseason and you have Madison Bumgarner as your guy? You probably have a greater sense of of realistic accomplishment coming coming to you then you then you would if you hadn't been there recently recently and he hadn't done it and I don't think that by not trading bumgarner that they hamstring themselves for for the next five to ten years. I think if you're going to be critical front offices that don't do anything when the team it does everything they can on the field. You've gotta be critical of them when they do make moves like trading someone like that even if <hes> in the privacy of their luxury suite they look around and say look. We're not the dodgers we gotta be realistic about it. <hes> we got to trade bumgarner. I still think that there's an obligation to the players and the fan base to try when you have a chance to make that happen which is your point about. <hes> the Yankees having been so long and not having one nine you you've got to you've got to look around and make the move. The players have put themselves without the Transition Severino in this position. What can we do to increase our chances? I think the giants are in that Ah same position and I'm I guess it's just a weird world. We live in when you were going to make a decision based on three games in a season that last one sixty two that those those don't really equate in my world like wait a minute so they lose to three now. We're going to trade him. I if you one two or three you weren't how is that. How do you square yourself with that? I don't I don't particularly understand that but that is the world we live in. I don't train them. You know I keep them and I look I go out and try to make a trade. I try to improve my my team. I think so as guy I go. I'd go get Vasquez from the pirates so I'm looking for bullpen. Help <hes> more than Diaz or anyone else that guy is is the guy I circle hundred different ways and I know the pirates are willing you know they're. They're a willing dance partner. Yeah and I'm sure that that's one of the guys at dodgers are talking about <hes> yeah the giants from what I understand if they I mean assuming that they don't trade bumgarner they're gone the other direction probably wind up adding and I don't think they're gonNA be aggressive. Big Ads before deadline they're going to be they're going to be improving so I hope you're feels better. Carl and I look forward to seeing on Wednesday. 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That's going to win that division but I I found myself unbelievably impressed rest and had a good impression of the Washington nationals have been playing great of late after their win on Wednesday that meant they want thirty six out of fifty one since May twenty four. That's one hundred fourteen wind pace over the course of about a third boarded the season and you feel like that if Mike Rizzo the general manager adds a couple relievers before the trade deadline and I think he absolutely will and maybe Alice column of the White Sox should be good fit there. Maybe Jake Diekmann is a left-hander data. Their bullpen that to me is a really dangerous team. Perhaps the most dangerous team to the Los Angeles dodgers standing as the best team in the National League. What do you think that was? That was my answer to your poll question that you had last sleek. was you know who's going to give the dodgers you know the biggest competition you know it's of course we're talking October and you know you talk about the teams that are hot now because you can't really understand who these teams are even GonNa be after a week from now when there's going be so many trades so many things will will change but the nationals even in their loss and we had them on Sunday. They lost the brave but I think seeing them in person after not have seen them for over a month <hes> everyone that's healthy their lineup. I mean really really just looking at the top three especially trae Turner outta meter sorry top portray Turner Atom Eating Anthony Ren don't and then one Soto and then you got Victor Robe listen the aide whole which I feel like he's been coming on so hot and it's just kind of that sneaky threat threat. It's at the bottom of their lineup and this is a team that on paper of course you starting pitching I mean how many years have we talked about. You know how good this team is the potential you know but I really believe buster. This is the team that will win a postseason series and it's not I just don't give the dodgers a threat but the fact that this is a team you just don't WanNa face in the postseason and and I I just feel like the hype has finally caught up so what they really are having fun crowder Paro you and I talked to him and talked about you know how much he's he's brought just life to this team not so much pressure. They've always had talent but buster. We've been around them in the past where they're just so tight because they know how good they are and when they don't perform they freak out this national team is is playing and they were reminded me. A little bit was happening across the way with the brave like just how loose in fun you know the Ozzy Albee's and Ronald Junior. I feel like Harada par has brought that because its nationals team and to me that's been the missing piece because we've been talking talking about how talented they are for years and I just felt like even though they lost they still seem like a team that it was I it better team but also just the team is enjoying themselves. It can go out and compete with anybody no doubt about it and now Max Scherzer back in the rotation. They're in a better spot. You talked about a missing piece. I don't think there's any doubt when the the first person who would say the missing piece for the Red Sox. This year is Chris. Sale would be Chris sale he would. He's been so critical of himself in the role that he's played in the red sox not really playing up to expectations this year but there are signs that he could be better down the stretch I mean historically. He's really struggled in August August and September but he's sliders still really effective you see spots in when he pitches where his stuff's really good when we last saw Al score the they had Chris Sale just pitch against the dodgers the day before and Alex City one home that night any watch video of the game and he watched video and the next morning you know what the stuff there and they're just waiting for him to put it all together. Absolutely I mean that's the thing that I saw I went to that game that Saturday night before Sunday game and I was like I mean Dang and amy could just feel for him because he he's an intense player and you know you love that about the players that you see I feel like he also can turn that intensity negative quickly and in that I think it was the first inning he had struck and if he struck out sue batters stuff was amazing. could he gets a swimming bunt hit the Chris Sale Kinda just took too long to get rid of like took too much time basically cody bellinger <hes> beating it out and you could just see help his off off. Chris sale was at a at himself and of course the coach after the game with how you know he he'd beats himself up but the thing is I feel like in game he can turn even though the stuff is still there. It's like he just you can see it in his demeanor the way he argues with umpires early on and again you love it about him but I also feel like this is a guy little get double digits strikeouts on any given night but until like he can actually go out there and I feel like not control some of his emotion because I think an impossible thing for Chris sales but just keep the negatively at bay like honestly just have this like ability that you've seen with him where it's that pace and just that overall like I'm GonNa take this ball and I'm gonNA shove it up. You know where every single time and that Chris sale is there but I feel like it turns negative too quickly now and what I hope to see Sunday even though it's against the Yankees and this is a team that he can find out dominate but I just feel like it's going to all be predicted on how he does early on if he's getting the calls that he wants the. Calls it feels like especially in the righties to play off of that slider buster. You're talking about if he gets that fastball called off the plate just off the play into those righties I feel he's going to have an awesome night and they're going to win but it all depends on how the game goes for him early on with convenor now by the time we get to Sunday night. This always happens the context in a four game series can change so dramatically and one of the possibilities is if the red sox were to lose the first two games doubleheader lose bulk games at double header on Friday and then lose on Saturday they could potentially be in that spot that Alice Chorus spoke about when he talked to reporters on Monday at the beginning of the week he goes look we know this time of year that front offices do their thing and if they assess that we don't have a very good chance of winning and making the playoffs then they may go and move into different direction than maybe we anticipate and I think that one possibility that the red nightside could be sellers would be if they were to lose those games on Friday and then lose on Saturday and lose on Sunday and I wrote a piece about this this week on E._S._p._N.. Dot Com about what a red sox say would look like and there's some obvious pieces that you might move Rick Portillo Mitch Moreland because the free agents in the fall but one of the guys who wrote about J._D.. Martinez was an opt out and his contract at the end of this year he could walk away from the last three years the deal which pay him about sixty six million dollars and you know what what if I'm sitting at J._D.. Shoes considering how good he was last year and even this year while he hasn't been as good you would think based on the fact that last Winter Andrew mccutchen about the same age got three years in fifty million dollars to winters ago. Carlos Santana got three years and sixty million from the Philadelphia phillies if I'm J._D.. Martinez I'm not averse to taking that gamble opting out of the contract and seeing what's out in the marketplace because I bet you he'd get something relatively close to that if he was willing to go through that process again. You've gotten a fuel for J._D.'s personality. What's your what's your best guess is we sit here in late July about what he's going to do? I feel like he's GonNa you know wait until the season see outplays out to see if this is especially because of his agents got worse. I just feel like this is something that like to completely get rid of thought. Now is not something that I feel like they would do but knowing J._d.. Martinez and knowing where his concentration concentration is on his game and how he hits and studying I think he's distracted by this. I mean how could you not be and if I were Jaydee. I would absolutely make this decision today to not opt out and just no. This is my team unless there's some reason that we don't know about that. He's just absolutely unhappy in Boston which I would be shocked out. I I really believe that this is something he's off of his place because it just doesn't seem like he's enjoying the game the way that you know he you and I both I know that he can and a big part of that is just the decision and knowing that there's a lot more money on the table this year. If even has the year that he has last year he could easily opt out and make more money but just going through that process and knowing that free agency is a whole all different ballgame so it's not like you make that decision at the end of the season. There's some sort of answer I mean he went all the way up until almost season when he made this deal with the red sox anyway I mean it came down. I remember hosmer going to the padres and him going to the Red Sox. It came within twenty four hours each other and so late and I can't imagine the stress and and for him he just wants to go out and hit flat out work on his swing day in and day out and this has been a distraction so I wish he would just make the decision. Don't opt out and stay but but knowing away that this seems to go especially with sports clients. I just feel like they're gonNA wait so just as a comp I remember when Nolan are not assigned his multi year deal with the rockies last winter in the winter before he became a free agent based from what I heard about Nolan. I was like relief for him like Oh thank goodness that he gets it off his plate and he doesn't have to worry about it every bad if every every day when he goes hitless and what is batting averages and that whole thing so you feel like in some respects expects it would be good for J._d.. Just come out and tell reporters look I'm done. I'm settled him staying on here for the next three years and nothing to worry about it anymore. Yes absolutely and I think just mentally even if he didn't make it public like even like that'd be the ideal even if it was just for him internally with his people his agent his family to say you know guys. I'm staying and I'm committed and this is what I'm GonNa do and just know that all right now. I'm GONNA lock in and get back to my swing. Um You know how many hours and how much time he spends on what he does and his craft. This is a distraction and I think for player like him. That doesn't need to have any more our spin on anything else. Make that decision now especially because this deal is free. Damn good the way it it. It would be interesting to see if the red sox got swept over the weekend. If the red sox front office would actually take J._d.. Martinez into the trade market because one thing they could do <hes> would be to market mark at him and get a piece back in trade and then they wanNA pursue them as a free agent and try to resign for next year they could do that also real quick before you go d._J.. Lemay who is at an amazing season this year. I think everybody would agree. He is the best signing of last asked off season what two years in twenty four million dollars from the Yankees and he is not GonNa win the M._v._p.. Award I think in the American league but he's going to be in the top ten. What are you seeing him? When we talk a lot and I know a lot about you know launching an exit velocity watching guys and Bat pats and you know I love it because it's a big part of the scientists hitting now and you can't be involved in hitting in two thousand nineteen and not having understanding about how guys are changing their pass? The ball just really hit more underneath the ball all and to be able to get those power number's up but then you look at D._J.. Mayhew and it's like he I it's like watching the swings of the nineties like early nineties eighties seventies. I'm just these wider swings more contact just understanding winning a situations how pitchers pitching you you'll see from him. Different swings depending on different situations and you know different how you know how you know how hard the past all is what kind of breaking pitches he saying <hes> you know sometimes it's a sixty percent swings <hes> sometimes it's eighty percents you rarely see a MAC effort all out wing and miss you know I'm doing all or nothing that you see so commonly in the game now but the biggest thing is is in the day and age where launch angle is such a trendy word word. He's very little of it and his entire philosophy is is something that I think we're all we're taught you know back to the day the t-ball hit the middle of the baseball and you know whether it's swinging not even so much down on it but just getting on plane early on to be able able to be on a path to be flat with it to be hit the middle of it and just line drives line drives all over the field and that's what Digi Lemay he does perfectly. It's not easy to do that but it's Kinda refreshing to because we'll talk a lot about different different guys that get underneath the baseball. She cody bellinger last week. I mean there's all these beautiful unique swings out there. <hes> it's nice to see one. That's still traditional and is getting the job done yeah and you talked to evaluators other teams. He's a big part of the reason why they think that the Yankees right now are the best team in baseball you hear the dodgers. Sometimes you hear the Astros. Sometimes sometimes you hear the Yankees but it's always impart built around because how the Good D._J.. Lemay has been jess. Thanks for doing this. I will see you at Fenway in Boston. Interesting creature inhabits the flat arid planes of many an automobile dashboard the bobblehead it's most agreeable and will not along to anything despite having no brain function but when the bubble had here's how GEICO no not only saves people money but also gives you access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone. You're not even more vigorously because he knows you should switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer easy publ at easy. You can get whiplash bleacher tweets. It'll on is a twin superfan note on twitter's Rena Banana and read it before we get to the bleacher tweets that you've picked out for this Friday. Please give us the details on and how were you reacted when Errand Hicks made that incredible catch to end that wild fourteen to twelve twins lost the other night because that was one of the great heavyweight fights. We've seen a baseball this year. It was such an interesting emotion. Because of course I was jumping off the couch you know throwing whatever was in my hand but at the same time at least it was this incredible catch and not you know just a fly ball to center field that any other outfielder could've made so yeah. It was a mix of emotion mostly the anger you know I'm glad around me for that but it is what it is yeah when when I worked with Aaron Boone on Sunday night baseball and he would watch his Alma Mater U._S._C. and football he wouldn't watch with anybody else because he wanted wanted to be alone in his room. Whatever hotel we were in to react the way that he did without anybody seeing it because he just didn't think it would be very it would be received very well? What kind of response did you get on twitter <hes> to to that defeat for the twins well the night of most people left me alone which is probably a good idea but then that's a lot of really great tweets out there tweeted me asking if I was okay you know how did I sleep was recovering? Can I go to work the next day like did they need to take a six days so great response the next day little quieter the night before which is good. It's exactly how I wanted it right like Buni. You wanted to be left alone. I think <hes> when you're when you're teams plan all right. Let's get to this week's bleacher tweets. It's sounds great. Let's kick off the bleacher tweets today with this one from errands seventy at ASEM Eddie. I know it's a long shot but said the dodgers try and trade for both kindergarten Diaz for top prospects rubies and may plus other mid-level prospects. It seems like the big splash. This team needs to win the world series Aaron. I would agree with you that the dodgers are great match Fred when Diaz but I can't imagine that they would pay the huge price that would cost to get both guys is because if you look at Andrew Friedman's history running baseball ops for the dodgers he hangs onto his best guys. There's a reason why they have cody bellinger and they have cory seager because he basically fended off the request of other teams for the top prospects. I could see him trading for one guys but not for to Montgomery at M j Bob Twenty four with a lack of clear and or overpriced trade options or starting pitching could the Yankees look to one of their long relievers assertive starting pitching option. It seems that some of their long relievers such as Cortez or hail have looked better than their starters as of late yeah and they've got some internal options with guys coming back from Injuries Luis Severino Garcia pitching well in the minor leagues but I gotTa say an arena you know this because you just watch the Yankee stores and they got beat up by the Red Sox last night. If you Brian Cashman you're watching that saint now we need help one way or the other. We gotta get help for the staff absolutely absolutely P._k.. Steinberg at P._K.. Steinberg four and a half years into mixtures tenure with the nationals. Can we say that this is the best free agency signing of all time. I think we gotta wait to the end of the his contract P._k.. But I agree with view that it's been tremendous so far and it's why early this year when there was a lot of speculation about whether the nationals might market Sherzer and try to dump the contract <hes> before the trade deadline when the nationals are really struggling. I just didn't think there was anyway that was going to happen because he's he's been really good for them and he's sort of the center of everything that they're going to be trying to do this year and moving forward next. We've got Brian Simpson at December twelve o two seventy four. Hey Buster. Is there rumor that the rockies he's looking to trade. Charlie black men shrew most recent contract. Yeah it was a huge contract and it was one of those ones when I heard it. I was like wow that's a great deal for a player who at that time I think Charlie was thirty thirty one a lot out of other teams in the industry weren't we're beginning to sort of shy away from guys that age and giving those great contracts and in that case it surprised me that the rockies being sort of amid budget team would make that kind of investment it would make sense for them. They try to move the deal but look defensive metrics have been going down as performance on the road hasn't been great and although generally speaking he's still a really good player. I don't think anything would take on that contract. The rockies would have to pitch in a lot of the money they did with Lewinsky when they traded. I did too low to the bluejays less than at least we've got Vincent Hannam at V._S.. Hannam I watched Major League for the trump team time recently and thought about how catcher Jake Taylor talks matching batters in real life to psych them out. I often often see this in baseball movies but does it happen in real life I you know I don't think it happens that much. The funny exchange I heard about recently <hes> you remember when they had that bench-clearing incident between a Willson contreras and tyler flowers hours Wilson was upset that tyler flowers framing pitches well and he looked back at the empire and said really second inning. You'RE GONNA start buying into this guy's B._S.. In Tyler flowers is laughing one of the other stories and hurt. I remember Aaron Boone. I'm telling us the JOE. Girardi used to constantly talk when you were at bat to the point that Aaron turn to him and said Hey joe stop talking like I'm trying to concentrate and I suspect knowing Joe that he probably was trying to get in his head a little bit awesome whether you're a first first time listener or a longtime fan remember to send your tweets in all weekend long using the Hash bleacher tweets Rena before we go. What's at the top of your wishlist for the twins before we get to the deadline? I want Ken Giles for the twins I do you think that they shouldn't deplete their entire farm system for someone like Noah Syndergaard who I believe it would might have been you or some other tweeter mentioned that his value mostly lies and what he could do moving forward and so I really want want someone who's a quiet but released study reliever and the bullpen of course I would love some sort of a starter as well but right now Ken Giles is my number one guy yeah and it feels like that's more the twins speed like I can't see them ripping up their farm system to get syndergaard but that's not really Derek works I think he he believes that he can find better values in that and jobs would be someone to help them right away Rena. Thanks for doing this. Thank you for having me. That's it for today. My thanks Serena Dharavi Digestion.

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Cardinals Spring Training with Zach Silver: The Chris Hrabe Show Ep. 99

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Cardinals Spring Training with Zach Silver: The Chris Hrabe Show Ep. 99

"Girl owned. Welcome into the chris. Rayvey show on scoops. With danny mac dot com. It's it's march march. First twenty twenty one. We have baseball in florida. And we're excited talk. Some cardinals baseball today to kick off the week. Going to be chatting in just a bit heading down to jupiter florida actually and talking with zach silver. Who is the cardinals beat writer for mlb dot com zach taking over for anti rogers who heads over to kansas city looking forward to having zach join us to get his. Take on what it's been like to be in florida and be around the cardinals but maybe not really around the cardinals to this point but we had baseball yesterday was great to hear. Danny mac back on the call and just see baseball being played more on that in just a moment because they've got a couple of reminders for everybody as we do get baseball underweight. Forget to subscribe to the scoops with danny mac. Podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. Just search scoops danny mac. Hit subscribe lever review and. Send me a screenshot. you can tweet me at c. h. r. abc h. r. a. b. e. and check out scoops data amac dot com for all of the latest from yours truly from dan from bernie from charlie and martin. It's scoops with danny. Mac dot com. I've call them up today. And i've got just a couple of reminders for folks as we get baseball underway. You can head over to scoops. With danny mac dot com and check out what i wrote. But it's kind of some words from your captain as we get set for takeoff and more than anything. I think we all need to just breathe it in just soak it in just enjoy it. Enjoy the ride. Enjoy the fact that there is a month of spring training games helpfully before hopefully baseball starts enjoy the fact that it's day after day after day. Enjoy the repetition. Enjoy the frustrations enjoy the excitement. Enjoy the arguments about where guys will play or who should be closing or any of the decisions that we can micromanage after each and every game. That's what makes baseball beautiful rhythm of the rhythm every single day. And i think i appreciate that least. I hope i appreciate that more than ever after it was taken away last year. But i will tell you that i will not take it for granted anymore. I will not and hope you will not complain about a rain. Delay or a guy going over four or five game losing streak. It's not the end of the world and baseball is back. It's back and we are off in running so really looking forward to diving more and more into it. Look great to see nolan. Our nato in cardinal uniform was great to see jack flaherty on the mound even if he didn't necessarily have the results that that he wanted but listen. This is not about being results oriented. At this point. This is about having results. This is about having games to pour over and position battles to argue about and you know traits like the nolan arnaldo trade to discuss. This is an exciting time For karnal fans obviously. But but but i think it's an exciting time and hopefully a pivotal time For the industry because amidst uncertainty amidst maybe some i will say not. Necessarily i t i back and forth between the players and the owners the throw all that out the window there on the field there on the field right now and we're moving towards the started the season and i know easier said than done but i'm going to try to appreciate that. Zachary silver mlb dot com joins us. Next it's a chris rabi show talking cardinals as records are often running in florida. Grapefruit league play began yesterday. We're back in a moment scoops today. Amac dot com. brian kelly. 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Goodish nooks dot com and check out more about the app that gets you. Chinooks rewards the chinooks rewards app. Download it on the app store or google play the chinooks rewards app rewards you for shopping. Chinooks let's head to jupiter florida and say hello to zak silver. Who is the cardinals beat writer. Mlb dot com. You can read them and be dot com. Follow him on twitter at zak. Silver and zak. Yeah my sources. Which are you telling me that you've been a leftover twice already. That's that's a good start for spring. You are You know us media. We gotta keep up with the players. Were in the best shape of our and we gotta make sure that we're taking care of the important stuff like The special the date leftovers. Well done i mean. I haven't talked about the rookie. Who impresses the their first estrin training. And i like to think you know. All things considered a media rookie. I'm i'm doing my own looking to make the big league club. Yeah your stuff. The stuff looks great stuff. Looks great coming out of the hand. Let's talk about About some of those cliches some of the things that you know. I think sometimes Maybe we take for granted a little bit as fans. Maybe the spring seems to drag on a bit Is there a different. Feel at all this year. And i'm not asking you to read anyone's minds or get too philosophical but does it feel like fans players media just people around jupiter even appreciate the fact that that there is for at least right now. Baseball getting going. Yeah totally i mean. Yesterday was the first game of grapefruit league action. We had a fans in the stand for the first time in almost a year among cardinals game julius fans towards the end of the postseason but I mean definitely descends. A palpable sort of innovative. Things are maybe starring. Get back to normal club just kind of with how offseason progressed started out. Pretty quiet but in that last week getting nolan backing or getting nolan signing yati bax azimbek. I think that kind of really elevated the interest in this team not to say that would have been a lack of interest without the nolan. Move but it just was another bone phone to the fan base. That is always you now. I haven't been around the cardinals for too long. I didn't grow up in saint louis and i'm familiar with the clogged from a natural there. The status of the kernels on the national scene but I sort of become inundated with plenty of Of feedback just because my day on the job was a day that nolan got traded. And so for all for all intents and purposes. I've had nothing but positive interaction with cardinals fan and i assume it's always going to be like this. Absolutely yeah until You know he'd better not go over to next game out. But i kid but you know it's funny it seems mandalite like there are a handful of teams in almost concentrated in the national league. Who decided one way or another even if the road map was a bit different to take advantage of this offseason and maybe some soft spots in the market obviously the national league west dodgers and padres especially the cardinals You know there were a handful of teams. It seemed like who Who took advantage and made the biggest alterations to their clubs. Yeah i mean you had you now have the. Nfl west covina reacted with the divers getting. Trevor bauer the padres. Making huge moves for snell and darvish. But i mean up until the last week of january. There was not really young. Note or shattering moves in the al central outside of the Getting rid of their stars so there was kind of how to market inefficiency. Because it's not like they're exactly enacted but the cardinals kind of took advantage of the fact that the rest of the division didn't really get on their horse doing much. This offseason i mean is there's colton burs other than that. I can't talk to the cloud rather there's not really a huge splashy edition that another central team made So i think in that sense i wouldn't. I wouldn't say that they made the nolan move just solely because there was that opportunity and there was a lack of moves from other teams but it certainly helps here outward facing persona the fact that basically any other teams in the nfl. Al central made a move in you made arguably the biggest move of this offseason silvers with the cardinals beat writer for mlb dot com. Yeah so in the small Sliver of a a sample size that we had so far. Not even you know on the field but just in terms of kind of the vibe around the group and i know that again. It's different in the way that the media goes about interacting and goes about you know doing reporting in having conversations but give us an idea give the fan who's not down there and ideas that kind of of of the vibe around this club and kind of the feel of the clubs. So far yeah. I've got nothing but loose. fives yet. Focused I mean just bringing a guy like a guy like nolan. Who has such a high work ethic in a huge dedication to the game yet kind of is just something that bleeds into the rest of the rest of the team of the club or so the roster But you know he while he is very serious and very dedicated to his work. He also you know. Seems like a guy who the jokes are like. You said we're not able to really get to up close and personal but his batting group with goldie and Carbon yati they pretty much are laughing. The entire time down there and So in that sense. I think the cards are pretty happy with where they are Purposes having a pretty good camp Healthwise rather than any flare ups too soon decides you know miles. Michael has had a little bit of a setback but the concerns in baotou. Hi there And you know. I think they're just really excited in just a sensitive actor baseball especially after their season last year where they had the outbreak in the middle of the year. That really through things after loop. You could argue that. The cards sort had three different individual ramp-up last year. They had the regularly scheduled spring training ramp up in they had to get toned down when using that postponed in summer camp ramp up and then they have third ramp up in a way when to get ready back for their return to action. So i think they're just really just very blissful you back in this in this atmosphere when things are of seemingly. They're gonna go over well as far as getting spring training done in time at least for now. it seems like it's going well and Yeah i think they're just really happy to be back in this kind of environment without too much of some of these problems had last year at least for the moment. Yeah i want to go back to something you said about are not his professionalism in the way he goes about it. I think sometimes as fans may be You don't i dunno fully digest what that means and like for example i was talking to tommy edmund the other day on friday and he said that like he stopped and was like watching are not go about like his work in the cage and like how he actually goes through you know his his routine and batting practice which is something you know. Fans don't see and aren't privy to and you think major leaguers. They'll kind of know what they're doing but that's pretty high praise when a big leaguer is talking about just wanting to watch and observe the way another big leaguer goes about the routine. Don't you think. Yeah yeah i mean. It's not like nolan is the most Senior player on the team. Obviously tons of veterans on In ueno in inter miller and even goldie who have been around the game a longer. But i think that does finally speak volumes to his his specific work ethic in his specific attitude towards the game. He's got a student at the game. He you know when we were talking to john zarrella when the trade i went through He telling us all about al nolan guy. Athletes will go ball for fun. And that's just something that they see in who they kinda wanna bring into the club in nolan even before he became cardinal is talking about how much he admired the in way. We came to a saint louis on a road trip with troy lewinsky. He was kind of told. You should watch how this club operates should watch how they warm up and go about their business. But i mean also goes both ways. I mean nolan's learning a lot from the club while he's doing he's doing things that maybe wasn't doing so much in colorado specifically he was talking about how he's starting to get lineup in positional cards. Laminated cards to look at before and at-bat and whereas colorado's given free rein to do what he thought was best in that suburban adjustment. He's making it sound like he's turned off by that additional information But it's just different ways of going about stuff and nasr much is a car is a learning from him in from his attitude he's also learning from different organization in only his second home. So there's still plenty zack. From from samir early returns or whatever you can make out of them whether it's hearing from mike schultz every day or maybe some of the positional or pitching groupings. That are very intentional. Can you give us an idea of a guy that you think you might be writing a bunch about. Do you think fans will be hearing a bunch about whether or not they've you know been been at the big league level. Is there Someone that you think will We'll get plenty of opportunities early that we should be aware of. Yeah i mean the early candidate clubhouse leader for that at the start i would have said you know He was getting pretty much. You know unprompted. Praise from every teammate. Now it's been you know just just when you're asking like losing prester you're just even asking general like bullpen sessions. Going like andrew miller Other players were just point to him as someone who's having lady in a sense the liz coming off his ball just from watching it or standing near him Unfortunately we haven't gotten a chance yet to see him in a game And it's still tvd when that's going to happen The first hand perspective. It's hard to to give him that much Shine when we haven't actually got much of a chance to see him myself. And it's unbelievable. Dudes built like rob gronkowski. First like a linebacker any coming down sixty six inches away from you barreling towards you with all that momentum. I don't know how. I want to face him on on fox. It's it's crazy. Zach like the guys and you know he got a taste of big league last year and i'm really eager from a storyline perspective to see how the minor leagues and you know to see how the infrastructure of of minor league baseball and the infrastructure of rosters Either give teams the opportunity and or force teams hands in terms of the handling of of some of their prospects in younger players. Right well that it was kind of interesting last season. You know there was no myleene season. So guy wasn't on the major league. Roster he was pretty much you know getting practice reps in and and you talked to matthew laboratory. He said he did like that. At the alternate site where he got to just kind of talk to john who's on rehab assignment Images getting ramped up back at the the alternate site but so in some ways they did. They did appreciate that time. Where in a triple a game at a double a game. You can't really go up to the guy who just struck out of the guy who just got hit off you and said what did you see that at at. Maybe i should be stuff like that. So in some ways that was the benefit of the alternate site granted. It is a bit of a different environment. Just not in the game you know. You're not mentally Pumping as much So i do think that player that they are obvious Everyone's excited have miley season. Back at that is gonna make for an interesting case with liberty or were they even andrew disney. I mean probably prime to be the backup for split time with the audience but if the cards for some reason decide they don't want him to just sit on a backup role in lose those reps than he's probably gonna start the year in aaa The early to make that decision making predictions in that way. But that's just kind of what the return of a mile season does where you can. You know it's not like they're stopping the clock or anything but if you don't want him to get yet lost reps in las development Now you have that option in my in a triple a. And double ada to get him some concern. Reps aren't on the flip side of the question They came up with oviedo. Is there a guy on the big league club that you feel like for whatever. Reason is maybe getting a bit overlooked or is More squarely in the mix than than people would think obviously an off offseason with this much uncertainty. But then you know the fireworks of our nato And you know sandwiched by by wainwright and and molina's return. Is there Someone that you think is is maybe Yeah just just being overlooked. Perhaps but i'm not sure if i take is being overlooked but i think people kind of forget about alex races ceiling And there's obviously the question of if he's going to be able to take on a starring role so far he's given being given the chance to compete for that final rotation spot. But i mean. We saw him yesterday. Pitch one inning. Nine pitches wasn't immaculately within strike out all the side but still the equivalent of immaculate inning and stuff was good enough for it felt like he could he could have come that dialing up to ninety seven his her was down to seventy nine and that kind of just twenty miles per hour in. Your frances is almost untenable for batter to be able to catch up with slow down for I think even though the cards are giving him that look at the rotation. I think it would be hard not to just fall in love with that talent in one inning. Double in a vacuum. Seen how it's able to be so condensed and so violent but so hard to get catch up to as a hitter. So i think he's and he has his pedigree his track record. He was a top prospects. I wouldn't say he's being looked. But i think he could be kind of wild card in the sense of how the cards use them. And then to that end in the fifth rotation spot. I also think carlos martinez that's going to be another really interesting storyline to follow his where he fits in. He wants to start as he said he wants to do. Everything all spring training. And if i if. I had to make an early prediction. He's by the front runner for that. Fits rotation spot as he can't rates are probably the top candidates at the moment with ponds movies Shortly but yeah. I mean it'll be interesting to see how he's able to put together his spring He struggled last season. Obviously dealt with kobe last season but Yeah i mean he's he's going to be wild wildcard especially if nicholas isn't michael isn't as healthy as the card. Topi is our. Kim is kinda got quote unquote figured out in a second go. Round in maters erased. One of those guys like no matter where you are in the park you can just hear the ball coming out of his hand. There's a video that the cards tweeted the other day and it says listen to just sit back and listen to this and if you shut your is it. Sounds like a missile going right by ear. It's absolutely s sex. Silver appreciated brother again read zach. Mlb dot com and follow along with all the great reporting from zack. And the rest of the folks that are in jupiter Joined the chapman. Thank you for the time and go and find something great for dinner. thanks so much s just.

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"Welcome BACK TO THE CELL. The whole show powered by energy. But he'll be with us here today. I'm you going to watch NASCAR this weekend. Colefax I mean it's it's coming up. We're we're we're getting their man. We actually have something we can. We can get into. Count me in. Yeah got the Gets the All star? Been Right or what? What is going on this weekend? I don't even know I. I know we've got something happening so I'm ready to see it but I I'm just need some kind of live sport. I'm never been a NASCAR guy. Couldn't tell you who's favored to win anything. But I'm looking for is it. Is it going this weekend? Is that right? Well look here. See what you find for me first. Advantage text line three one nine nine six three one nine six Dr Fao. She talked about the. Nfl saying `I NFL. Season depends on testing response to second wave of Corona virus in the fall story. Espn this morning again. It goes with our power to play sports. Poll question of the day will be football in the fall of twenty. Twenty doctor said the virus will make the decision for US said FAO g the Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. You should know that by now all over the place and a key member of the White House Task Force on the virus the NFL time on its side. The regular seasons not scheduled to begin until Thursday September tenth the chiefs will host the Houston. Texans cannot wait for that game if it happens she said right now. There's too much infection for there to be a season adding but I would hope that by the time the that you get to September. It's going to be the way. It is right now so again. That's that's where we are. Nobody really has an answer. Nobody really knows and I again. It's how would they know we are something different happens every single day. As far as what? We're told what this virus continues to do. So it's it's tough. What do you guys think? If you had to play the prediction game the guessing game go to the whole show. Dot Com has our first power to play sports poll question of the day. Will there be football in twenty twenty most of you say yeah there's GonNa be football but no fans and that's what I believe Nascar's doing right is not going to have any fans either. And that's that's probably going to be the case for awhile. First advantage text text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six died the Jersey thing to man. Colfax if I if you had to guess just take a guess. Nfl popular names. Who'S GOT THE HIGHEST SELLING JERSEY? Right now showtime homes. No no I mean not even not even close Well Tom Brady with the buccaneers. That'd be cool Tom. Brady's pretty close up there okay to attack Viola. Now the dolphins aqua number one and then second is to attack Oh viola dolphins white third fourth fifth. Sixth is Tom Brady. Buccaneers -PUTER Putin a alternative. Vapor buccaneers White Vapour Buccaneers Red Buccaneers Red Vapor seventh his rob Gronkowski according to CBS. Sports DOT COM. Eight is Joe Borough. The new bengals quarterback bengals black is the is the Jersey of choice is rob Gronkowski again. It's buccaneers red number. Ten is Tom. Brady buccaneers alternate colors. That blows my mind. Patrick Mahomes is not in the top. Ten that's weird. Yeah the only players not named to or Brady in the top ten most Jersey sales as bengals rookie quarterback Joe Borough and buccaneers tight. End Rob Gronkowski to a two is over Joe Borough for just doing a rookie thing. How about this one though CD lamb cowboys new receiver and Jerry? Judy broncos new receiver. The only other rookies to crack the top twenty in jersey sales. That's CRA- I but again I guess people have already bought there. Patrick is that. Is that something that you've Gotta? Take into consideration. Don't have it or is it. Is this trend. I would imagine it's from everything you know the highest selling jerseys right now. Guess it's like recently so maybe people already have their Patrick Mahomes jerseys. I'm always floored by these. These are always so interesting to me. Miami Dolphin fans are certainly excited. And that also just doesn't mean everybody in the nation is going out buying. It's just there's a surge in your in Miami suddenly to buy to Jersey. And you know we're a maybe maybe broncos fans aren't rushing to the Jersey stored right plus. It's kind of harder to do that to go. Pick UP JERRY JUDY JERSEY. Perhaps or von Miller. Because you already have von Miller Jersey. If you if you were going to buy one you're not rushing out to get it now. I would imagine right and I think even like Tom. Brady's name would be a nationwide would want to have. Maybe they were passed fan. And now they want you know both of his Jersey's yeah that'd be Cool Jersey a half. I I was one off jerseys like Jerry. Rice was in training. Camp with the broncos never played ever did a preseason game. I don't believe but he was cut. Imagine that imagine. And that's why I think there was pressure to not Peyton manning no matter what you know. Even when is injured were going on because the broncos would be known for cutting Jerry Rice and Peyton. Yeah that'd be cool to get Jerry Rice Jersey right because it never played in. It's rare like I want the Troy Lewinsky Jersey. The edit the screw up they had they they did a free night where it's like the first thousand fans get a free to Low Jersey but it was misspelled instead of whiskey. It was whiskey. I would have totally wanted one of those man. That would have been awesome to have that Jersey. I'm not a Big Jersey guy but if it's like a rare thing you know it's Tom Brady and Tampa Bay for one year. Brett Farve Jets Jersey. But there weren't a lot of those because he played the one year and it was kind of forgettable. Be Kind of cool to get that Jersey. I event text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six NASCAR will return this Sunday. They will race when fans get return. That's the big question that they're asking their as Fox sports reported. I mean. That's the thing man. You always hear Nascar going to do a race is there's nothing like it. There's nothing even close to it. But when will fans actually get to it? There are two main track. Operators Nascar owns twelve of the twenty three tracks where the Nascar Cup series compete speedway motorsports. Llc owns eight three are independently owned so obviously the decisions are might vary of when things start to start to change here but all right. Your assignment then is to to pick someone to pick. Who you're I mean. How do we even need a NASCAR person to help me out here? Man I need you. Just go to the standings in Nascar and then you pick a name all right is it can't be a favor Jimmy Johnson. You know those names Bush I duNno I duNno Colfax. Joey Logano has the most points dated up to date right now so he would be number one. Don't get to pick somebody. How riddick I'm going with Riddick. Because he's a cool name. Where's he only five? Oh Jeez yeah. He's down five drive Chevy. I like chevys T- riddick or is it. The cutoff though is earl is this. We're learning here aren't we have no never been a NASCAR GUY in the? I know nothing about it and I'm I'm okay to admit that as a sports talk show so some sports guys don't even talk about it. They don't even want to admit that they don't know about it. But I'm one of those guys like no I have no clue about NASCAR. I'm thinking you're they take sixteen. Oh guy you already lost already out Chait don't take chase Elliott. Because he's chasing more time chasing. You don't want to take your last yes? You don't WanNa do that. Because he's out boy. I don't know this is going to be tough. You take a good last name. That's what you go with. Just a cool name. That kind of says says NASCAR. Oh Martin Junior. I know a lot of a lot of our Hogan's really liked him. Not a big Toyota Guy. I can't go boy L. A. Al Miro Yeah. Go with him all right as I like that. He is the first letter of the alphabet. Which means can I for her to win the race Boy I'm going to think about this for a while. I'm to think about this. What are you got holy? Are we getting in on this? Guy's not going to get in on this with me like you guys. We gotta we gotTa talk about this Monday. We're going to talk about it. How do you talk NASCAR LIKE? How does a radio show talk? Nas Car was behind at one point in that race and then he was in front like. I don't like any sport gets you have to break down there. Pitstops pitstops behind taking their pitstop at that time. Yeah and you know everything about the pitstop really pretty strategy. That's pretty much the pitstop you're GONNA you're gonNA analyze the pitstops all I can. You could say the nuggets were behind and then they won but I can talk about the individual matchup between Nicola Yokich. Joel embiid or something or we can. We can go into big shots and key moments. Radio shows devoted one hundred percent nascar fact so they come up with content two to three hours every single day talking about talking about race you know or build up to a race. It's got to be there. It's there it's got to look harder each shuttle quarter all right. I know we have some NASCAR fans that are out there too because they've always asked Brady. Why don't you talk more NASCAR because I know nothing about NASCAR? It's like saying you're in tune into discovery channel to watch a show about you know the migration patterns of a certain bird but a guy doesn't know anything about animals at all. Actually that might be entertaining when you learn got like. I don't know man he's Birds Start. Hearing and somehow they end up there. That's how it goes crazy. The journey in between what gets you. That'd be me talking about NASCAR. It'd be like watching a mathematician. Just doing along math equation without any explanation doing it. Like why am I watch? I'm not learning anything. I have no idea what he's doing. No no clue but yeah. That's exactly right. That's what it is. I don't know I excited kind of I think I mean these. Are these last a long time. Colfax they take up a whole afternoon. Eight can take up an entire afternoon. You're exactly right may just kind of go back and forth. I finish text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six. We'll take a quick break here to Windsor Mill Tavern there in the newly mutt remodel historic Windsor Mill. On Main Street and of course they're ready to rock and roll getting your curbside pickup. Sta liveries all that have handcrafted cocktails and an all encompassing beer list a whisky collection two kilos wide. I mean you name it. They've got so many different options and I can't wait until we can all hang out. Go talk some NASCAR at Windsor Mill Tavern. Seventeen minutes after the hour. We'll take a quick break. This is the whole show powered by energy missing sports on F. K. Enjoy some instant classics with KF K classics every Thursday and Friday night on thirteen ten KFI and thirteen ten KFI K. Dot Com catch. Her tastes started right with today's news weather and sports mornings with jail six. Am to nine. Am Weekdays on thirteen? Ten K of K Niko medved demands basketball coach of the Colorado state. Rams you're listening to the hall show on Thirteen Ten KFI K. If you were a Jersey guy which WHO's Jersey would you go out and buy thanks? Nfl or anything. Y- just anything anything. Yeah well I mean couple years guys really. I almost bought a a Harris Jersey. Gary Harris. No Nice that's when he was like really. Yeah this guy is GonNa do wonders got hurt. And then nothing since ever since he got hurt that quicken the local. You're going to probably with the local guy that's not necessarily the study of the team but maybe a drew would be pretty cool at the end of the season after it. Eleven wins go. Yeah go with it. After the wins I Never Jersey Guy. Were you did you ever I had. I don't know probably ten jerseys in my life. I never only time warm in my adult life or even teenage years was two games just to the Games but I was never really much of a wear Jersey just to school and stuff like I never not really had a job. I got Jordan Jersey that was Jordan Shannon Sharpe. Those are the best jerseys I ever had because I remember I got. I got both of those for Christmas. Well in separate years but I just remember getting those other. Jerseys came along or they were hand me. Downs or whatever. My Dad's like oh I have this but these were like actual gifts of one that I wanted. That was like on my list and it was a Michael Jordan Jersey got. It was a black one it was it was the best so cool and then got the then. It Got Shannon Sharp Jersey. I knew I was getting that because there was a tear. May maybe mayor mayor not may or may not have been made by me in the present but I was able to see what the Jersey so I knew about it but it was still so excited I wore. I wore that one like that one got worn out. I would wear it around that one. I didn't school necessarily but I just would wear it and maybe even play football and stuff like running around but Yeah Not really a Big Jersey guy. Now I mean like eighty bucks. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. They're pretty expensive. If I mean. I'm all for like decorative I have John. Elway signed to Jersey like authentic and it's a picture of John elway signing it and I have hung up in a one of those giant shadow box type things I mean. I'd almost rather have that. Because that's like you said you can enjoy tail. It's it's art yes and no Dickson. You cannot purchase that from will not get no matter what what price you're offering. I'm not going to sell my John. Elway set up for you to you. My friend I'm sorry. I'm not GONNA do that if they're signed to their cool like I had a now Wilson Jersey and that was signed by him. Personally I was wearing it to a game and he was signing autographs and I had him sign it. And so that's cool like that's but I know there's a lot of dudes that still go out there and and buy jerseys and their great for kids but I just never really into it. Not even games anymore and again when I go to most of time it's dressed up pretty nice for the work side of things but even outside of that. I'm not wearing where fans stuff and t shirts and all that but can't believe to number one fans. Yeah I think In our prep. I think it might just be. His name is pretty cool and it looks cool in the back of a jersey. Oh yeah the world the. Ufc fight was sick so sick like they got infected with the virus or was now yeah again. That's another one of those Nascar type sports me. I don't really get into it although I tell me this well county swamy was it. Pay Per view right. Didn't that you have seen I mean. Shouldn't you've been negotiating trying to figure out how to get this fight on? Am I wrong about that? Was this on local television. Could you just watch it randomly? Was it like on a network curious like that? I feel like that's a big missed opportunity. If if that didn't happen pride pay per view that was pay per view so and I do know they do like fight nights which aren't paid right right but not their main main their main cards here. Yeah I think mannered the champion's belt belts fights. I probably would have watched it if it was battling about fights. It's for the penalty. Who won the match? Espn plus it was on ESPN. Plus two I guess but you have to. That's an extra subscription to know just plus okay. Espn pay per view and ESPN plus. And that's an extra subscription right. You have to get like five or ten bucks. Get that with Disney plus. Espn we have Disney plus. Apparently I missed the boat because Disney owns. Espn back could have watched it. Then you you missed and no idea well of have to find a way to make money though. There's no gate I mean. Yeah but there's advertisements tau that's how. Nfl team seemed to do it. I mean if it's the only game in town you're going to convince a few advertisers to go all right. I want my message on that. Because it's the only game we the only thing we could have watched right so that I'm pushing pretty hard. And maybe they did and just couldn't couldn't get it lined up but on your investing in a whole new fanbase you're investing you're giving them a free product that they can try out. You know what I like this a lot. I'm going to stick with it. And then when things get back to normal. I'm going to do the pay per view. Yeah later on. That would have been a move to grab the key because again what are all these leagues trying to trying to grab the casual fan like the NFL has done the NFL has the casual fan. There are people that they don't even know the backup quarterback for the broncos. They don't even know. There are people that love the broncos. They couldn't name five starters on the team that you don't think that's real. But they'll spend the money and go to games because it's the thing to do rockies games for example. They don't have the casual fan. Baseball doesn't but there are certainly a casual fan locally right that will go to a rockies game and not really know the rockies and not necessarily care about it because of the venue they've created now that's not a whit and that's not the way all through the country but you have seen needs to find a way to get me to watch. I'm a sports fan big time but I watch UFC. I like boxing to be honest with you. Colefax but I burn. Every time I buy pay per view so I kinda you go away from that. It's easy to become a sports fan when you can just watch it for free when it's a part of your your basic basic cable package or satellite package too so I'm trying to yeah I'd be trying to figure out that's how you make the money there though Weld County Swamy. I mean it's all advertisements. Tv deals and if you can get enough. I'm telling you few can get enough views on. Their people are going to go nuts for you. People are going to like what you have to offer McLean. I had a Broncos Jerry Rice Jersey as a kid I also have assigned Isaiah Thomas Mile High City Edition Nuggets Jersey. Those are some good fines. Mclain you ever Jerry Rice Jersey. Do you still have it man. That's the that's a to me. That's a rare find new. 'B The guy in the main event on Saturday wrestled at UNC. That I had heard that so it was kind of a local story to the world. It would have been a great one to great card from top to bottom and a local guys now the champion. Yeah See. That's what I'm saying though. Boxing has the same problem. The okay I'm GonNa make a weird comparison here but the wwe they do pay per views. You know you have to for some of their big stuff but they also have their their big events every single week night Monday night raw. Think Thursday night. Smackdown something when I used to watch. I mean again you watch Monday night. Raw was just as good as the pay per view so you're grabbing the casual fans. But if you WANNA watch the uncut stuff that happens on pay per view you know you got to pay sixty bucks. And that's the problem you're right. They're doing fight nights with UFC but the big cards the one that they're promoting the hell out of. It's something that you have to pay for Weld County. You have see does that to rotates every other week from pay per view in just normal. Yeah but their biggest fights are the ones you have to order the ones that they are promoting as the fights are always the ones you have to order. And that's that to me is. That's that's a problem you until you figure that out. You're still just going to have the die hard fans you're not gonNA have the casual fans that just flip it on and go watch this for a little bit. You'll see fights but they're not the big names like advertised through it and I don't know again. You have a better shot. It doesn't necessarily. It'd be a hell of a gamble. You'd have to gamble on it and say. Hey we WANNA try to get the casual fan. We're going to obviously spend the money to get on TV for this big fight and that that would have been the time to do it though and again you missed. You missed the opportunity. I venit text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six twenty nine minutes after the hour Colfax. Let's jump out of here and get the latest on the local sports flash thirteen ten. 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Five thirty nine seven three three nine five thirty. I events text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six. Yeah the Zion Williamson thing is interesting overall we we we continue to hear these stories. You know we're going to continue to hear about all these marketing firms that essentially paid player to go to a certain school. You know they're getting paid by the shoe companies to pay the player to go to a certain school or choose a certain agency. I mean I have a hard time keeping up with all of it. You do to one stories. Abou- shoot companies getting in on it and other stories about an agency that's that's paying Paying assistant coach to make sure to convince the kid to choose that agency when they become an NBA star. Those are all real stories Players are. They're taking their cheating on tests to get past to get their grades better. You know. We're creating new classes. I mean you name. It has done it and we only hear about the big schools for the most part although here in our own backyard. Something happened we all know about that so I mean it. It happens all over the country. You're hearing different story a different scandal unfold all the time and and yet though there's there's that side of fans that's like this whole idea that a player like Zion Williamson can get paid for his likeness basically to to advertise for companies. This is going to open up. Pandora's box man. This is going to be. This is going to be awful like what do you think it's going to be make issue? That's one of the arguments. The schools like issue. And maybe even see you. I don't know would lose out to these big schools because the the boosters are investing so much into those schools so then they would get a turn and pay a player individually and I guess my again. My questions are for calls not have rich business. Does DENVER NOT HAVE RICH businesses? Do we not have rich businesses in the state of Colorado and again those four and five star recruits are already choosing the big schools. They're already choosing the the the Alabama's so to me. This is going to clean this stuff. Up Man means ION COMES. Outta is is is in high school. He gets a call from an agency or a marketing firm wants to talk to his parents. Whatever I mean again. That's their prerogative. They could step in when he's eighteen. He can deal with whatever but They talked to and they say hey. We're going to give you thirty thousand dollars If you make sure you go to do can you know? They're they have a nike or what. I don't even know what their shoe company. Their brands arbitrate. You're wear Nike. We'll pay thirty thousand dollars to go there and represent Nike. Do these events and do all that to me man. I think it makes you more accountable because if you go screw up if you pull a Baker Mayfield and run away from the cops. Guess what we tear up your contract you know because it says in the contract you know you. GotTa Be Above Board. You get in any trouble if you break any college rules rules or anything like that. Underage drinking going on parties. This were pulling so I mean I actually think. The student athletes would be more accountable. But that's that's me. There's some of you that thinks this is just going to be a now again. There's two big things going on in college sports and that's one of them. The next is the transfer situation and that one's a little bit more difficult to navigate through Colfax. Because there are. I'm all for if you're an if you're a hell of a quarterback but you're behind an another hell of a quarterback and you're a junior and he's a senior or you're a senior and he's a he's a junior you lose a job because you're not good enough but you might be good enough for eighty percent of the teams out there. I do think that there should be opportunities there especially that quarterback position. Because that's going to be different. You know we're talking cornerbacks. You could play the second cornerback. Plays a nickel and dime. And you're GONNA have your opportunities to try to get on to make that team. There's more more options there for you but I don't want to turn into this. You know players are transferring because they. The coach hurt their feelings. Dixon says if you're getting paid to play then it becomes professional. You could call whatever you want a man. I mean you call special you. I don't care. They're not getting paid to play. No one's paying them to play. Colleges are not paying them to play. I'm paying you to represent my brand it. Just so happens. She play and that's very popular because of it but I'm not paying you play basketball. You are repping my brand. I'm paying you to advertise my company. You know if you're a very popular player. Yeah that's why I'm going that way but I have the right to do whatever I want with my money and I just so happened to what to give you t shirts to wear all the time I want to have you at events to sign for me text so that doesn't mean you just open the floodgates and make it a free for all amateur athletics. No I didn't I mean I. I'm kind of four that if that were to happen but I didn't necessarily say that today in this argument. I'm basically saying you're you're already having the under-table dealings you're already having issues. So what's what's the problem. What are we afraid of that? We're going to have more. You're already getting them Kovacs. This is we've just scratched the surface of these problems. Giving you idea what would happen if you like a rock when you lift up a rock and you see all the bugs runner you lift up the NC Double A. Imagine what's under there man? There's a lot there's the Louisville sex scandal I'd Kovacs. There's worse stories out there that to be a negative nancy here but that that's true. There are a lot more stories Dixon so the NCW has now professional sports. If that's what you want to call it. Because they're getting an endorsement deal but really it's no different from a player going and getting a job. I mean. They don't really want them to have fulltime jobs. They get some schools are some. I've I've talked to even. Unc students where they do have a certain amount of hours that they can get and work and such. But it's a tough balance. I mean I I had a hard enough time balancing just school but these guys are even if they were. Let's just say they were allowed to get a regular job and work as many hours as they want. You think coaches are going to be four that you're taking. I'm taking your your jobs taking you away from lifting from film study from school from all this other stuff so this is the best of both worlds. You don't have to work extra. You have to go to a few events and stuff texter here so if I can accept payment. Why can't I transfer and go wherever I want? I don't know if those to correlate. Do they correlate I mean again you? You shouldn't be able to just transfer because coach yelled at you and hurt your feelings. You shouldn't be able to transfer because you actually had a really good year this year and now suddenly Alabama wants you. I think that's that's a little tough again. I don't have the I have the answers for you on the endorsement deal. Hell yes go for it. I don't have all the answers on this transfer deal. I know it's a shock to most of you right now but I. I think that's a dangerous game. If you can just transfer will so Dante right. Who proved that? He's a stud wide receiver as a rookie. Nobody knew his name. You don't think big school might want to call on him now and then he just leaves the issue in the in the Lurch and he's gone like I think you gotta be careful with that you can't turn it into the NBA where they're just going to where you know the big city or they're marketable here more. No I think you gotta be. You gotta be careful. There should a quarterback like Patrick. O'brien be able to say. Hey the two quarterbacks on behind a really good and I'm not going to have a chance to to show what I have and again we. We're GONNA learn about more quarterback this way because there's a lot of great quarterbacks that just unfortunately were behind. I mean imagine if Tom Brady was the same age as Brian Greasy. He was the backup to Brian Greasy. Brian GRADUATES MOVES ON GETS drought. Or I don't know if he graduated but he gets drafted by the broncos. Tom Brady gets to show what he's got but imagine if they were step for step and you know they both the we would have never really known about Tom Brady so there should be an opportunity. I think for some of those players but you got to prove that you gotta prove that. Hey I wasn't like Jalen hurts for. He was damn good quarterback college he's in the NFL now he had he had the league. He lost his job to to not a bad guy lose job. That doesn't mean you're a terrible quarterback it just means the two is really really good. No I think the transfer rules have to be a little bit tighter. You have to be careful with this because that to me you are opening up something I I do think they should be able to transfer but you have to have a really good explanation for now. They're going to be tied on somewhat. You know you can't be failing and you can't say well. The reason I'm failing is because there's places I think you have to be. You can't be in trouble suspended for any reason Texture here but if I take money from Nike play at Duke but Adidas offers to give me more money the following year to go to Kansas. Do that no that would not be. I would say that would be a transfer rule. You cannot do that if you've committed to Duke. You cannot transfer Kansas. Because you're going to get more money you have to prove that you're transferring to duke because there's some bad stuff going on or because you're not gonna be able to play because your you know your eighth man on the bench or your guy down and you're gonNA list it no. I don't think that that should not be a legitimate reason. You should be able to make money off your likeness and all that stuff if Nike's GonNa pay money but once you commit and you sign the deal and you go through and you're there duke. You can't take your you can't go elsewhere to go play. Can't play Kansas. I think that would be against the transfer rules so yes. I think there's got to be freedom to make money but they're still going to be restrictions just like in the professionals right you. You want to sign a contract for this amount of money. Just because you got better suddenly doesn't mean we're GONNA give you more money Scottie. Pippen just because you now. You're you know you're wanting more money you can't just go leave the team in the middle of the season. I have the text line. Three one nine six three one nine nine six. It's a listen it's so upside down this whole NCWA thing. There's a lot of things that they've had issues with over the years. You know logic kind of goes out the window and again nobody's paying anybody to play. This is this has to be out there. And I can't say it enough colleges are not paying. The players double is not paying the players. So those of you. That argument will they get their scholarship and room and board? But yeah that's that's right. They don't make anything no they're still getting that and the NCWA is not losing any money to get to these guys have the freedom to go out and if they did get a work now they don't have to focus on job. Either Colfax and endorsement deal Ford dealership comes to them. Here's thirty thousand dollars. We want you doing this. We want drive in this vehicle. We want you to come to eight signings. You know there are an hour a pop you come. Their fans will get a come. Meet YOU and sign autographs. You sign autographs and boom. That's your job to worry about anything else Brady. What about everybody else tough? If you can't get endorsement deal it's not my problem. Life is unfair and what better place to learn about life than at college and add more learning opportunities for these student athletes man. I think the stuff that you're GONNA be able to learn by dealing with re-live businesses and worry and trying to figure out which business is a good fit for you and all that bow. I think that's a great idea. And those of you. That are worried that an eighteen year old with money's GonNa go again. That's shouldn't be your concern. You shouldn't be worried about that. You know they'll they'll either figure it out or they don't that's that's it forty eight minutes after the hour. We'll take a quick break. Wrap up the show on the other side this is the whole show powered by PDCI energy right here on thirteen ten KFI. We're here with you. Keep IT ON K. K. For the latest on covert nineteen the effect on the sports scene in more thirteen ten. Kfi In thirteen ten am K. DOT com the best. Unc bears target game coverage lives on thirteen ten K. F. K. This is water. Nfl REPORTER FOR ESPN and a nineteen eighty two graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Hope you'll continue to listen to the award-winning hall. Shelter Ten K. F. Gay Final thoughts on this I on thing and where we are now talking about getting the getting the paid for your your lightness in your image Dixon. Says so recruiting becomes. Whichever car dealership gives you the most money come. It becomes a part of it. I suppose I mean that's going to be up to the you know. Heaven Forbid we let an eighteen year old assess the situation okay a car dealerships. GonNa pay me thirty thousand dollars to go to if I go to see us you. I also like Niko medved. He's a good dude But there's this school pneumatic new. Mexico's GonNa give me sixty thousand dollars. But I don't really connect with the coach. That's up to you to make that decision that that's a part of the process. I mean again. I don't know how that's all going to be involved. And how that's going to be worked out but and again. Colfax there's also a concern that the NC double a. Would lose advertisers that they choose the student over the school. The boosters are going to be dedicated to the schools because that's long-term advertising is an investment. That's what they teach in radio. It's an investment so if I'm investing in student athlete I'm probably not investing a lot. Because they're GONNA be here for two to three years and then they're going pro or they're just done or whatever so I'm not going to. It's probably going to be more like a few thousand dollars here and again for again when you're talking to and stuff and those big time players may be different but it's not gonna be a business choosing the student over the school because they're they're investing in those schools you know. The the coaches are celebrities. The coaches that are the big time celebrities. You know. That's that's usually how it goes and it will continue to be that way and yet you assess what's the best fit for you. I can make some money. I've already got an advertiser lined up over here. Plus I liked the coach. This is a perfect thing I liked. I liked campus. But I mean. Are you going to take twenty thousand dollars if you hated the campus? You didn't get along with the coach. Depends on your situation. I suppose but I again I I like I love this. I don't i. Is it going to be flawlessly to know? They're going to be some hiccups along the way. But my gosh there's already major hiccups happening in the NCAA. First event is text. Line three one nine nine. Six results of the poll question today was. Do you think there will be football in two thousand and twenty? That poll was available at the whole show dot com and just over forty forty percent of the votes are saying yes but with no fans that said. I think that's kind of the consensus. I think we all kind of think there's GonNa be football especially NFL but not fans at least for the foreseeable future. That's going to do it for us when we back at it on top text. Tuesday this things get we. Have we have three guys at the top? Now man. It's kind of getting nuts? Noobs right there in the thick of it so should be a fun battle tomorrow on the top text. Tuesday good night northern Colorado.

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

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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

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

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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No Time To Panic

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These baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast or Tuesday, February twenty six two thousand nineteen. I'm BUSTER only and thank God. We've got a professional on the show today. Dan, standing stepping in for Josh macrey. You went to the NFL combine, Dan, thanks for joining us. I'm so glad that you're in place. A Josh, of course, BUSTER I'm here for you. Okay. So who's your team? We always have to stab us that when folks drop in and a podcast. So I was born and raised in Syracuse New York and for my tire life there. They were the triple a affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. So I'm a Blue Jays fan through and through World Series. When I was young and not a whole lot sense. Oh, that's a tough run. It was a rough two decades. But once they made the plans, again, if years back, it was it made the the losing worth how fired up you about black junior. I can't wait. He he's like the next best thing in baseball. So the fact that he's going to be a blue Jay makes me pretty happy. If you. Yeah. Yeah. You're right minute. Maid April service time in relation today. We're going to be talking with Mark Shera about everything going on we Clayton Kershaw. And with Bryce Harper. We're gonna be talking with Dave shown field and Sarah Lang's will join us with a numbers game. I news notes. Dave Roberts spoke with reporters about the dodgers meeting with Bryce Harper on Sunday. It was good just kind of trying to get to know each other. And I think in the spirit of says the dodgers betting a certain process makes sense. And for those guys do their dudes as well as we reported yesterday. The dodgers are interested in a shorter term deal. Very short term deal. Relative. To the massive contract. That the Phillies have offered and Dave Roberts was asked about whether they not they could get Harper for the short term not realistically being able to have also a long term deal is it realistic that perhaps on a shorter term deal with a decent navy that you guys get him to spring. You know, I I really can't speak to that right now by personally have to just focus on sixty one guys that are so. As far as any other player gets better. If an Andrew question he's referring to Andrew Friedman. That question was asked by Alana Rizzo of the dodgers television network Roberts also gave an update to reporters about Clayton Kershaw who tried to play catch yesterday. And apparently didn't feel so great. He didn't feel great. And so where he's at right now. In might be another day or two till he picks it up again. So right now, I think it's safe to say you didn't feel great coming out of it. So we're that you know has us right now. I really don't know. But I know probably take a step back in until he starts feeling better. I think the medical suss got a handle on it and all touch base to them this evening and figure out the course of action for platen. But right now, we don't have an MRI sniffy. It's not ideal. And you know, you hope when he picks up the ball. There's you know, he comes out and feeling better. So obviously, it's not ideal. But you know, we'll deal with whatever comes our way. Kurt Sandovol ABC seven in Los Angeles was on with Freddie and Fitz. Simons any talk first about Scott Boris, and the dodgers everybody here is wondering is Scott Boras playing the dodgers why would Bryce Harper to a five year deal with the dodgers? I can see him doing maybe a two year deal Rabi. But if the Phillies are already offering him over three hundred million for ten years the dodgers aren't going to play that game. There's no way. Sandovol address that concern about Mr. Kershaw, the normal thing is okay. He's been off as you know. It's a lot of guys have a little tweaks, but they gave him rest. They've done the anti inflammatories. And tonight Roberts said he wasn't good. And all he did was played catch. The reason. That's big news is not just because he's the number one guy the rotation then he's Clayton Kershaw. But the past two years is numbers of not as ERA, but he's starts in endings pitched have really fallen off the cliff because of back injuries. And so everyone says well, this is shoulder not his back. They're all connected and his age and with that great curveball that he throws. You just wonder boy, it's a it's a big concern. Let's get to it. Sarah's a former all star works as a baseball analyst for ESPN. And Tex the word out of the dodger campus in Clayton Kershaw felt not so good yesterday. And he's not even in a position to to pick up a ball at this point. He's gonna rest the dodgers haven't formally come out and said, yes, he's not going to pitch opening day. But at this point that's a given. Right. It feels like they're just being polite in not making that announcement. Because if you're not playing catch at the end of February you're not gonna start an opening day. What do you think I agree with you BUSTER, and this may sound crazy? I think the dodgers can win this division without Clayton Kershaw. And that's not I it doesn't disparage Creighton Clayton Kershaw because he's one of the best pitchers of of all time. But you look at the dodgers right now. Walker? Bueller is is arguably their ace. Anyway, you got Richhill Kenta mate? Ross stripling hundred zero. I mean, you have all of these pitchers that can give you depth win. They're gonna. Need Clayton Kershaw is gonna need him to be strong and healthy in October. That's how you win a World Series. I don't worry about him on opening day. Or even the first half of the season. I won't Clayton Kershaw ought to be strong the second half. And in Dr over I always thought that the the whole opening gay thing. And, you know, a knucklehead reporters like myself foot would ask players you're going to be ready for opening day. I always thought that was kind of silly because it just felt like such an artificial deadline from the perspective of a player. How did you feel? I I agree. You always want to be a part of opening day. Because it's it's just a it's a big part of your season. And you do care that you wanna be a part of that team on opening day that being said there's one hundred sixty two games. Right. So if you're not on the roster if you're not active on opening day and you show up in mid April. Or even the first of may, it's not that big of a deal. The dodgers can withstand him being gone for a little while. Yeah. And you mentioned the depth in their rotation. They also have the ability during the year, let's say for argument's sake that this is for Clayton Kershaw whose thrown so many his career as a lot of mileage on his arm. Let's say that he doesn't wind up pitching that much this year. Not only have the depth that you just laid out. But they also have the ability make trade in midseason. So I think there's no panic on the part of the dodgers in dealing with this and they've dealt with his absence in recent years. I think that he's had seventy four starts the last three seasons. He's missed month month and a half every season. Yeah. Clayton Kershaw is at a point where he's been such a workhorse his entire career that it may be beneficial for him just to take a few months off anyway, and you know, one of the reasons that that I've pointed to his October straw, if you can say October struggles, you know, maybe why he's not an ace in October is because he's a workhorse all year long and at this point in his career. Maybe it's not terrible to take some time off early. So want to run this past too. Because you of course, you know, years in the major leagues, and you have the perspective of a player last week. I had a really interesting conversation with a baseball executive who like you. And like me, he's got kids. And he said that basically is baseball implements these onfield changes like the twenty second pitch clock. They should pick their battles. And his point was you know, what gives the veterans some latitude in focus on changing the habits of the younger players who've come up through the minors with a pitch clock. And so he's going to write this column today. Baseball has a ton of examples in its history where they essentially allowed veterans to continue with things that they were doing and they were grandfather in a new role, for example back in. I think it was nineteen twenty they banned the spitball, but guys like Burleigh Grimes. They're like, you know, what you rely on that you've been relying on it for years. Go ahead in one thousand nine hundred seventy they put in rules about wearing a helmet, but they told. Veteran players if you're comfortable not wearing a helmet, you can just wear a cap and up in through one thousand nine hundred seventy nine Bob MC Gumri was a catcher for the Red Sox. He didn't even wear helmet for almost a decade after that. And after that conversation, I thought you know, what with things like the twenty second clock in a max Scherzer is on the mound. And he's you know, veteran player Dustin Pedroia has been playing forever. And he's got that routine has between pitches. Just leave those guys alone and make these new rules apply to players who started in the major leagues after two thousand fifteen which is when they implemented the twenty second clock in the minors. And that way the players who've had come through the minors with this maybe more comfortable with it. The rules would apply to them, but not necessarily the veterans. What do you think? I understand the the reasoning. I just don't agree that that's the way to go. I mean, I got player players like max Scherzer. They're going to just are John Lester say the same thing. I mean pitchers that are. I used to taking their time. I mean, twenty seconds is plenty of time in between pitches. I mean, I I played against the the quickest guy in baseball and Mark Burleigh for for years. And Mark Burleigh one of the reasons he was so good is because he got right back up on the mound. So, you know, I I just don't I'm not a big fan of, you know, one set of rules for a group of guys in a different set of rules for others. I think that players will adjust and it might take a couple of months, but we're going there were major league baseball can do this. You know, this BUSTER I mean, major league baseball can unilaterally put this rule into place and have a twenty second pitch clock. And I think they should do it. How do you feel about that? I is a player where basically baseball is gonna come down with a hammer and say, this is the way it's going to be and how do you feel about it as a baseball fan? I like it from both standpoints when my towards the end of my career BUSTER, I'd be sitting at first base, you know, like Cussing under my breath for my pitchers to throw the ball. And and. It's a problem for for fans, and especially young fans that want pace of play. They want action. They're used to seeing you know basketball. They're used to you know, all these kids are watching soccer nowadays where it's just constant action. And if we can take five seconds in between pitches and shave that off of the game get the game move and a little bit more. I think it will allow fans to enjoy baseball much bore. You've been involved in a high profile negotiation when you were free agent. The Red Sox were involved. The Yankees were involved. Other teams were involved. Tell me what you're seeing Bryce Harper negotiations. I mean, I think it's late. I think it's February twenty six and by this point in time. Wouldn't you think that we figure out where he's going to land? And the teams would have drawn lines in the sand. I heard about you know, the Phillies are going to draw a line in the sand. It's February twenty six free training games are already started. If I if I'm Bryce Harper, and I have a three hundred plus million dollar offer on the table. I take it because that's a whole bunch of money for a guy who who's had a little bit of injury history who had a one point three war last year, which is which was below average among position players. I mean, I just don't understand what's taking so long and Bryce Harper is a great player, and maybe he just doesn't wanna play in Philly. But for me, this is taken an awful long time. Yeah. And from a practical standpoint, this has been noted to me by baseball executive by some agents, given the pressure that he's going to be under. If in fact, he winds up with the Phillies, you would think that it would behoove him to make decision and to get encamp because again, you can speak to this as someone who is a high profile agent in you you sign with the team though, you did it in December. If I remember correctly, but these these folks are saying, look, let's say he reaches an agreement today. And there's a press conference on Friday. Then when he arrives in Phillies camp, he's got to get to know his teammates. He's gonna have marketing people coming at him. He's gonna media relations people come in atom. He's gonna have idiots like me coming at him asking for its time. And he's also going to have to prepare for the season. And if you're the Phillies, or if you're the dodgers, and you're going to spend thirty thirty five million dollars on this player this year. We're starting to get to the point where you might be concerned about how this truncated spring training might affect them on the. Field you buy complete. I completely agree. I think there's there is there are many instances where players sat out a part of spring training, and we're affected for the year. Because if you get off to a bad, April may and in the back of your mind, you're saying, well, I didn't have a full spring spring training and you start trying to play catch up. You can bet season can spin out of control. And so now Bryce offers a great player, and he may have no problem with it. But I think the bigger issue is the first question from the Philly media is going to be, hey, dude, what are three hundred million not good enough for you back in December or January? I mean, wh what took you so long and Bryce will have, you know, a kind of a statement and prepared answer for this. But the toughest fans in baseball are Philly fans. You know, maybe the the most exciting and crazy and rabid fans might be in New York and Boston. But the toughest fans are in Philly, and he's gonna. To have some answering that first day of spring training. If indeed he does sign with the Phillies, and you mentioned that it was that that thought was cited by number of the people I talked to yesterday, and you mentioned the idea of setting a deadline or suggestion. I wrote that column yesterday saying that it's gotten to the point with him and for the fillies if they believe they have the highest offer on the table, and they have for weeks and they've talked to him for weeks. It some point you need to put an expiration date on it. So look, you know, you need by by Friday this week you need forty eight hours. We're putting a deadline on this. And it was interesting. Because after I posted that column I heard from a number of agents and executives did most of the time the idea of a deadline negotiation is stupid. But if you're in the Phillies position now it's a little bit like playing poker. And you feel like the other side is bluffing. The suggestion that maybe Scott Boris his other three hundred billion dollars plus offers if you're not buying that that. That would be part of the reason for putting a deadline on top of what we talked about getting Bryce into camper getting a decision, and maybe overcoming your own concerns about whether or not he actually wants to play for you you buy. I I agree. And I'm also I'll add one more thing here BUSTER, if I'm the Phillies, I then pivot to Dallas kaikal and or Craig kimbrel because you know, the Phillies I believe they were eleventh at fifteen teams in offense last year in the National League. And they were eleven out of fifteen teams in pitching. So you know, they got David Robertson to to help the bullpen. But they could surely use a kimbrel. Type the back out of the bullpen. They could surely use another starting pitcher in Dallas kaikal. So if I want to take that thirty to forty million bucks and spread it around. I need to have some sort of deadline from Bryce Harper to then go pivot other free agents. Yeah. And the interesting part of that too is Dallas Tikal is represented by scholars. Head. So you wonder how that affects the conversation? One agent said to me yesterday said Scott won't even let them get into that until they resolve the Bryce Harper thing. So he can continue to use them as leverage, which is tough. Because if I'm Dallas kaikal, I'm saying, hey, man. I don't care where Bryce Harper signs. I'm young winner. I had I had a good season last year. Where's my contract? It's just you know, it's it's a tough situation. I think you know, ultimately, the market is the market, right? If you think you're worth four hundred million dollars. But there's not a team out there willing to pay you four hundred million dollars. You're not gonna get it. And if if you wanna play on the west coast, you're going to have to take whatever the best offer from a west coast team is going to be and that's the free agency works both ways. It's not like players get to play wherever they want text. Thanks for doing this. So he's great insight. Always fun. Buster have a good one. Consider show. Welcome to the show opens show. Welcome to the show. Welcome to the show. Maybe you're in the show with demon show and fees. That's right. Welcome in the show. Dave good to heavy back. And it's great. The Josh is not here because we make the and make fun of him in his absence. We had a great Twitter question last week it which a tweet asked is it better? Would you rather have eight twenty five home or guys or ako Glover's and Tim Kirk gin, and I had the exact same response. So did you that of course, you'd want the gold Glover's Josh macrey sticking with the nineties theme of chicks dig the long ball said. Of course, you want the twenty five Homer guy, you actually dug into this question. It did some research. Well, first of all, Josh, I know you're listening somewhere. Thanks for worst scene out today. But Bob, yeah. Listen to your elders. We know. No. Yes. So BUSTER, I went back to two thousand nine and basically if you just ask this if you took an average twenty five Homer guy, actually, I considered guys at twenty three to twenty seven. It was a little larger pool, and then average gold Glover at each position the goal glove team kicks there, but cumulative walk for the gold glove team thirty seven point nine which would be a great team that would be higher than the position player war for any individual team last year. So thirty seven point nine and the average war or the total war for the twenty-five Homer team twenty six point two. So our goal glove team is eleven wins better. Not even close take the goal Glover's. Dan. Can you believe Josh miss that missed on that one? I mean that seems like such an easy answer. And yet, he totally blew it. I'll tell you what I got to stand up for my guy. Josh share? You gotta score ride baseball the win. You can have a great defense. But if you don't. Score. You don't win. This is the problem. The perception is that go Glover's can't hit while think of who are some of the gold Glover's out there right now. Oh, Mookie Betts. Maybe the best defender in the game at any position Nolan. Erin. Oh, yeah. Love every season yada ear Molina a very good hitting catcher. So again, you added up the goal Glover's like they're the major league. So they can hit it some level. And some of them are really good hitters, so they're good. They're going to win the twenty five home or team. You get a mix. You get some really good players. But you also get a lot of one dimensional sluggers with low on base percentages in bad defense. And that's why the gold glove team is better. Right. So I'm going to relieve you of any responsibility of having to weigh in on the Bryce Harper conversation because we're kind of getting sick of it. And I said on radio the other day that I feel like we're in mild twenty five of the twenty six mile Bryce Harper marathon. So let's talk about instead what we saw from Noah Syndergaard yesterday excited to see Ronnie Dawson play. Now, he's got a tough draw facing Noah Syndergaard. But he's he's a guy that, you know, about, but you haven't heard much about because there's so many other guys very good athlete swinging amiss, and that will retire decide. Bitching on point scoreless. He was absolutely dominant. Dave where he was throwing up to ninety nine miles per I read one tweet that he hit one hundred one miles per hour. He was pitching to both sides of the plate exchanged messages this morning with Dave island their pitching coach and he agrees. He's on a mission. He worked out like crazy in the offseason. He clearly is working on his delivery to slow down the running game. They throw out a runner during the course of his two innings. I, you know, you do wonder if all the talk about degrom last year all the talk about a degrom extension. Nice little motivation for Mr. Syndergaard. And I feel like that he is in a position where he's going to go from one of the somebody who's a really good pitcher to this year. Maybe going into the upper echelon, what do you think? Yeah. He's he's on the brink. My first reaction was why you throw a ninety nine in your first start a spring training. But if you're in shape, you're ready to go. Maybe it's not that big of a concern. But yeah. Yeah. Ever really, you know, his breakout performance in that two thousand fifteen postseason we've been waiting. He had to six oh Yara in two thousand sixteen. Then he got hurt missed a little more tight last year. But there's no doubt the stuff is a plus stuff is good as anybody in the game. Yeah. Hey, they can have the two best pitchers in the National League this year. Nobody would be shocked with those results. Now, the perspective that I got from someone who is there about his velocity. He said, yeah. When you see the ninety eight early in spring, it's a little bit jarring. But he said his motion was so easy. Like it was just a comfortable. I'm playing catching them throw a ninety eight. And it didn't look like that. He was humping up to get to that velocity. What do you think? Yeah. No. That makes sense might question for you BUSTER with Syndergaard in we're nitpicking here. But if you if you look into the numbers, the surprising number is always been his fastball. As fast as it is. As has been relatively hit -able, which is why is hits per innings is up there with the max Shire's of the world. I don't know if that because it straight and people see it or if he's still kinda learning how to pitch and maybe like you mentioned at the outset hitting the corners a little more rather than just trying to blow up by batters. So if he can, you know, get a little better pinpoint control with that fastball. I think that's what gets them to that that site young level. It does feel like he's going through an ever Lucien of thought. I don't have the article in front of me. But I read a piece where he talked about how in recent years. He's thrown a lot of two seam. Fastballs probably to get the movement that you refer to but he feels like this year he wants to establish his four seam or a lot more. We've seen a lot of pitchers in in the last couple of years begin to pitch in the upper half of the strike zone. Maybe Sean Doolittle reliever from the nationals is the best example that maybe that's the weapon that Syndergaard feels like that he hasn't fully. We used and we saw a couple of examples that yesterday where he's beating some of the asteroid hitter's up in the upper part of the strike zone. So he'll be fun to watch this year. No question about it. And I'm hoping that Byron Buxton will be fun to watch. He certainly add himself a day on Monday. Give a listen. You definitely wonder what his emotion levels. Here's a pitch to Buxton who trails one. Hi, this is hit pretty well out by the wall, and it's gone for to run over. Carrying that wind is blowing that way, and he got one high and heath to laugh wiring FOX in his having a day with five RBI. Fiber RBI three hits he's five for five. So foreign spring training. You look, I think you would I would agree spring training results or basically meaningless but Buxton coming off is incredibly frustrating two thousand eighteen season went into the winter with a plan put on some weight gain some strength, and it feels like when you look at his history that he is a momentum type guy in other words when he starts to slumpy might get into his own head. And so while the numbers himselves don't mean anything the fact that he's off to a good start and gets early positive reinforcement from his work. I think that can only be a good thing. What do you think? Yeah. Absolutely. We've seen some really nice runs for him September of sixteen hit a huge months. Second half in two thousand seventeen I would live. We did a list of some of the most important players of this season. I would have Buxton right at the top. I think the twins. They have a chance to compete with Cleveland and the. Aol central even in two thousand seventeen when you look at his offense of numbers there. Okay. Not great. But his defense was so good. He was an extremely valuable player. In fact, he got some MVP votes down the ballot that year if he can even just hit at the level. He had in two thousand seventeen this is an all-star level player in my book and the twins really really need him out there in center field. Yeah. And he's twenty five. Now, he's not twenty two like this is a big year for him. Speaking of fast guys, Billy Hamilton with the reds. We kept on waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting while. He's in Cincinnati for the offense that come for the basic common. It never really did. And I agree with you. I think this is a huge year for him and everybody who has ever dealt with Byron Buxton just raves about the type of person that he is. So I was excited to see that yesterday. I've got no more when Gonzales a little bit also someone who very respected by teammates when into free agency. Last fall, the initial from his agent Scott Boras was in the rain. Of sixty million dollars over four years and the other day he signed a two year twenty one million dollar deal with the twins. And that shocked people in the industry who thought that he would get at least three years. I think there's a great signing for the twins. And I'm stunned at Marlin didn't get a third year given his versatility his experience. And the fact that he's you know, as of today just twenty nine hundred thirty in the month of March. I can't believe he didn't get that third year. Yeah. No, I with you know, maybe we're supposed to fight more on this podcast. But. Super valuable utility guy that you pointed his age that was a big thing to me you're getting thirty and thirty one third year at age thirty two unlike a lot of utility guys, you know, our bench guys today you can play shortstop. He's not just a four corner guy. So the twins. Yeah. I guess you know, it's insurance for Miguel Sonoda third or Jonathan scope at second. You can play a coroner fill in at short. Yeah. You know, has some powers which hitter. I mean, what is there not to like about this guy? He's been a that sort of underrated player on Houston the last few seasons. So I'm with you, great signing, and yeah, absolutely surprised. He didn't get three years. Yeah. I wouldn't they have the twenty five year anniversary of the two thousand seventeen championship team. And he's introduced he's going to get a huge tear because that home running hit off kenley Jansen was I felt like the crossroad in that whole World Series demonstrating. He can do it in the big stage. Yeah. And I love. The bench guys not only the versatility. But you know, the switch hitting so you can bring them off the bench in the middle of the game to get the platoon advantage. You know, when when when you only have three or four bench players in this day and age a guy who can do everything not just in the field. But from either side of the plate just increases his value. And yet maybe two thousand seventeen when he slugged five thirty maybe that was a career year, but still had an opium over seven hundred slugged over four hundred gets on Bet's draw some walks. Just just a really nice ballplayer. Troy till whiskey is trying to prove that he can be a good ball player. Again. This is to Lewinsky playing against the Blue Jays on Monday against his former teammate Marcus Stroman in the first inning giving. Listen, here's the one of the newest Choi tuna, whiskey and the people I talked to today raving about the way he looks. He's almost pre injury to its. What's? Sky the right field and beat that. Two weeks. One. Okay. It was watching Yankee dining because the last week which he's been swinging the bat very well. One way to do yourself that you do. Yeah. Michael. Okay. Ken singleton on the. Yes network and his to it's ski rounded the basis he was screaming in the direction of the Toronto dugout, and I was imagining you had the Blue Jays new staff of a they got a new manager. They got new coaches, and they're looking at each other going really, Marcus Stroman was might have been on the other end of that. And maybe wasn't personal. But don't tell Troy Lewinsky, then a spring training home run doesn't mean anything he's Hyper-motivated after being released by the Blue Jays in the off season, which he told reporters afterward after the game. And he said, hey, this organization that told me I couldn't play anymore. I feel like the Yankees are getting a player. I it's like the, you know, when you break up after a long term relationship, and you're the rebound person. Man. The Yankee seem like they're going to benefit from that. Yeah. No, dad. We know the story. He's has to stay healthy. You know, he's thirty four now missed all of last season. You know, but yeah, the Yankees, I think they have a history of kind of. Picking up guys like this. Yup. Getting some some performance out of them. And obviously the motivation is there even when he was battling these injuries. He remained a good defensive shortstop. You know, he's going to be hitting seventh or eighth or something in that line of. They don't need to be there number three hitter. So. Yeah, it it's a guy we wanna root for. He was such a great player is peak. You know, let's hope he's out there on the field. You know, four or five days a week for the Yankees, Dan. How was it for you to see him circle the bases in yelling at the Blue Jays in being all fired up about this? Did it make you grind your teeth to loan ever heard of them? Now, I will say this that I do Toronto radio once a week. And they asked me the question about this was this a case where the Blue Jays didn't believe in the player or are. They just wanted turn the page. I think it was a ladder. You know, we've always heard things in recent years about the clubhouse culture and jazz tunnels who was traded last year. And Russell Martin nearing the end of his career. They moved him out. They let Troy till Lewinsky go, I wonder if the Blue Jays thought, you know, what there's a chance he might come back and help, but we're trying to build a new thing. And we really can't do it with these older guys sitting around you buy that total reboot. I'm all in on that. Yeah. And that's why I feel like although he's going to it looks like he's going to haunt the Blue Jays all year. I think it made sense for them to do what they did because they certainly weren't going to get anything in return. Given the fact that what they're paying him like nineteen points six million dollars this year before that exhibition game the announced Aaron Hicks gets a seven year contract for seventy million dollars. Dave you and. I talked about this whole notion of with all the labors climate not being great that we're seeing a lot of young players just grabbing deals and trying to take money out like they're on a Bank run. And I think this was the latest example that it's a stunning contract. When you think that Aaron Hicks is young younger than AJ Pollock who signed a four year sixty million dollar deal with the dodgers in the offseason. So the Yankees get more years of control a for a younger player than Pollick. And Hicks is only what six months away from free agency. I think it gives you some again an example of insight into how players around baseball or feeling anxious about what's going on yet. No, absolutely. A guy like Hicks. Who was a late bloomer, you know, but he's really become a nice nice player. You know, I guess there's enough uncertainty out there he'd be twenty nine or no you'd be thirty entering his free agent year. Obviously, we're seeing teams you know shy away from anybody in their thirties. So yeah. Grabbed the money while you can for the Yankees. I don't see how this deal financially goes wrong for them. Hicks is too good of a player not to earn back that money. Even just in the first three or four years of that deal. Probably not a center fielder for the length of that. Pretty big guy. I don't think he's going to remain in center for seven seasons, but he can move to a corner after a few years. I think it's a good deal for both guy for both team and player. Yeah. Unbelievable. He's not gonna make more. I think in reading the the details of it. He's not gonna make more than ten point two million dollars per season. That's an incredible bargain. Yeah. Three point nine war and seventeen four point seven last year. I mean, this guy's going to easily be twenty million dollar player in the next couple of years in on paper value, so absolute potential bargain for the ankles. And by the way, wouldn't shock me. If you see a continual wave of deals like this as we go through spring training, you say Kukuchi made his Mariners debut yesterday. He looked terrific showing off a great curveball. You saw the reaction of Joey Votto, when he sort of gave a half hearted swing through one of those curveballs, and he gave a look out to the like, really? Wow. And he told reporters with great respect afterward about how unusual is curve ball as he cited. Clayton Kershaw is as a left hander in baseball throws a curve ball like that young Jin Ryu. But they're just not that many. I I love that snapshot that we got to him yesterday. How about you? Yeah. He gave up two runs in the second inning. But they were unearned yet or a couple of years behind him hit ninety five on his fastball. Looks good obviously, we know it's spring training. It's early but a lot of positive buzz for Mariners camp about what they've seen so far from Kukuchi. So could be a nice little stealth pickup there from Jerry DiPoto. What do you see in the Mariners this season before we check out? Yeah. Well, they're you know, they're my hometown team that I grew up watching. So I do pay little extra attention to them. You know, everybody seems to be projecting disaster. There's a chance they could be better than expected. If Kukuchi is good Mark Gonzalez kind of had a breakout season last year Domingo's Santana. I thought was a nice pickup. This guy was really good Jeb years ago for the brewers, you know, so he could be a nice fit in left field. I think they wanted the trait Edwin Encarnacion, they're kind of stuck with him. But what's wrong with that hit thirty two home runs last year? Bullpen huge question. Mark back rotation. King Felix huge question, Mark. But there's a chance they could surprise. Maybe they're just a five hundred team maybe a little better. So when they were in the process of trading and windy as in Robinson casino and James Paxton leading Nelson. Go a. Cruise. Go is a free agent. Of course, a lot in the narrative was this is a team that's tanking. I talked to a Mariners person you said we have too many good players to tank like we can't we can't go all in and win fifty games because we just have too many players who are affected. So in the eyes of this person that was ridiculous. This was just part of the rebuilding process that I think the Mariners put off three or four years you buy in that. Yeah, they needed prospects. But also, you know, the to bounce back candidates are Kyle Seager who played through a broken toe for most of the second half. And Gordon who also played through a toe injury to you know, both had not for them pretty bad years last year. So there are some bounceback capability from those two as well. They like Malik Smith is a leadoff hitter. L Mitch Haniger on the more underrated players in the game. Again, the pitching depth. I don't think is there to to necessarily get them into the playoffs but pitching sometimes can surprise it come out of nowhere. So. Yeah. This is not a team that's going to lose ninety five games or ninety games. I think they're better than that. Dave, thanks for doing this. You bet let me tell you about Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice by some nights. He even slept in its hockey skates. Pete practiced and practiced unto one day when he was forty seven p three lines. He just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then he heard how DIKO proud partner of the NHL good save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch. So it all worked out numbers game. Sarah Lang's is a producer a reporter for MLB dot com, and Sarah good to talk with you today. I've got two topics on the Mets I wanna run past. We'll start with the good. How great was Noah Syndergaard yesterday. Like he was tremendous. And I connected with Dave island the Mets pitching coach today about how good Syndergaard looks. And Dave absolutely Greece's me that it looks like Syndergaard is on a mission command of both sides of the plate, sir. But the most encouraging thing he sped up delivery. So it can be more competitive against the run again. Yeah. I mean, that's something that we've been hearing about him since he came up, and it's really good to see them working on it. And it's really positive to see you know, it's early in spring, but he was very disappointed with his year last year from everything that I read so it's good to see him coming back with that vengeance. And even though he had a good year. Most pitchers would consider that a good year that he wants to be so much better. And that he's working on those issues. I feel like there's gonna be a nice competitive dynamic between Syndergaard. And and Jacob degrom maybe a little bit like Randy Johnson. And Curt Schilling. What do you think? Yeah. Yeah. I think I think the hitter such different personalities at least in the way that they portrayed themselves, then, but you see that competitive drive, and I think that's really really exciting. It's gonna be a really fun thing to see. And I mean, I've been at games where you see them messing around before a game. You know, I saw them like throwing baseballs like they were football out to the outfield of the game two years ago that stuck with me, and you wanna see that, you know, some of these best duos trios, whatever they are pitchers that we've seen throughout the years the day Nimick that they have sort of off the field has been part of it too. So I think that's a real fun thing. Right. Let's play the numbers game. Number three. Number three is five seventy two. That's the winning percentage of the dodgers are projected to have by steamer projections. It's the best in the National League last year. They had a five sixty four one percentage. Remember, they almost. Didn't win the division. They're projected to allow three point eight seven runs per game. The fewest in the majors last year, they had an NL best three point three eight year or a second the major stolen Astros and allowed three point seven runs per game. The project is a score four point six runs per game. Which would be down from four point nine last year. But the question is can all of that finally yield a World Series title? They won six straight division titles. The third longest streak since divisions came into existence in nineteen sixty nine but each of the teams what they longer such streak one at least one World Series. Not span the brave the fourteenth straight and one world third side on the ankles with nine straight and three World Series. Number two. Number two is four point six. That's the angels projected runs allowed per game. Also by seamer, which is in the bottom half of the league. But last year they allow four point five runs per game. So it seems like they're about on par last year their pitchers they had a lot of injuries and issues. They had sixteen different pitchers. Make a start for them which was tied for second most franchise history and a season and tied for second. Most in the majors the only team with Moore was the raise who we know some unconventional pitching thing. Tyler Skaggs is probably going to be that number one starter either to six to erase through July twenty fifth last year. But then a fourteen ninety era in five starts the rest of the way limited by a left deductor sprain. So the big question as to whether he can take on that role. But one thing that I think is really interesting with the handles pitching is they've got Jonathan lucrative behind the plate. And you know, he hasn't been quite what he had been over the last two years. But he's there the team leader he said that he's trying to improve his catching metrics, it's pitch framing all of that. And they've got a lot of catch. Ching experience and Brad office and catching coach Jose Molina. So you wonder if that that'll affect the pitching in a positive way number one number one is thirty one point three that was Josh Donaldson war from twenty thirteen to sixteen the only position player with more. And that span with Mike trout, but then he played in just one hundred thirteen games and twenty seventeen and fifty two and twenty eighteen with calf injuries and a shoulder injury. So can he return to being that elite player in the very small sample of time? He played with the Indians last year. He looked much better. He played in sixteen games for them at a five twenty slugging percentage compared to four twenty three and thirty six games with the Jays before he got hurt in. May he did everything better with higher average higher on base and one other sign that maybe he was a bit healthier there or exit philosophy? So we didn't eighty nine point seven mile an hour exit philosophy with jase last year and ninety one point two with the Indians. So perhaps that health continues. I know he's. Is going to make it spring debut on Friday. We'll see what we get out of him. Right, sarah. And then I mentioned also bad news out of the Mets camp. Todd. Frazier has a strained left. Oblique? Here's Todd Frazier. Just a little while ago. Speaking with reporters, this is from Anthony Tacoma's Twitter feed. A new thing, man. I was I was hitting. I'm sitting ball. Great. And just at the end is fellow tightness in my left side. And. Classified as just a strain on my laptop Blake's of basically and Sarah run this past who is a long suffering Mets fan. The Mets say it doesn't appear to be severe. What do you think? Okay. I'm not hopeful, you know, early spring injuries are always this kind of move, sir. And maybe guys are getting back into the swing things. You never know. Exactly. What's wrong? But I think it's interesting. There have been two notable injuries and mess camp. And they both happened like Tuesday and Thursday. Right. So they know when the numbers MS. But you know, the Mets did work on their debts is often. And it's going to be interesting. It's definitely getting tested early. You know, right now, it doesn't matter. Anybody can play bass in spring training game. But it will be interesting this and the jed Lowrie injury continuing to the season to see if that does that they did work on kind of raising up more. What that really helps them stay competitive in the early going there without some of the key guys, sir. Thanks for doing this. Thanks so much for having me about their. Tweets. All right BUSTER. Here we go. Let's start with the CF school of sweat at school of sweat BUSTER at this point. Wouldn't it be wise for the Phillies? Settle with upgrades made for this season. Then refocus on air Nado next winter and possibly trout. Those two would definitely be better than the Harper Machado. Everybody thought they'd be getting. Yeah. It's an interesting concept. But I'd say this. I if you're in the Phillies physician you're trying to win in two thousand nineteen you're not going to sit and wonder about my trout in two thousand twenty like eat you need in the fall of two thousand twenty for that matter you try to make the team better for this year. They wanna get Bryce Harper right now. Which is why I do think they gotta push into resolution you like my day of deadline on their offer an expiration date. I'm not sure I like it. Because let's say you say the offers twenty four hours from now. And then comes and goes, they'd still take him. Right. So I think it's I think Boris and Harper would know it's a fake deadline, and your point is absolutely fair. And I had some agents say to me yesterday if you said a deadline you better follow through. It's like being a parent, right? I mean, if you tell your kids if you don't get this done, this is what the punishment is you have to follow through. All right up next from your local blockbuster at Elvin yacht. Katori simple question are kluber in Bauer still on the trade bloc. If so where are they likely to be dealt as a cubs fan? I wouldn't mind seeing either of them pitching on the north side. Yeah, it's interesting. There hasn't been a lot of talk about these two. And a perception of folks with other team is the Indians would be much more willing to trade Trevor Bauer he's going year to year. He's wondering arbitration against them a couple of seasons in a row. I would not at all the shocked to see Trevor Bauer moved during the two thousand nine hundred and season. And that's not to say the the needs would give up on the year. But they might feel like during the course of the regular season when they see a contender looked upgrade its rotation. Maybe they could trae Bauer from this tremendously deep rotation and add some prospects moving forward. Okay. From Mark Hammett at Mark in Memphis, any chance at trade could make trout a brave. Lots of pitching prospects in the organization, Mark no chance. Like, I think trout either takes whatever the angels offer. Or he goes to the Phillies or the Yankees. I can't imagine in two thousand twenty one. He's going to be an any uniform other than one of those three. What do you think the Braves fans can dream? I just I'd love to be in a Blue Jays uniform of that's not gonna happen. Okay. For a marina at Rena banana BUSTER if you pulled together every team projected to win less than eighty games. This includes the Padres my Blue Jays and pirates among many into one giant super tank. Who'd you take in a series against your twenty nineteen pick to win the World Series. Yeah. My twenty nine hundred picked to win the World Series the Houston Astros. And so I thought about that. Because that would include guys like Manny Machado, Jameson, Tyrone and Starling morte and Joey Gallo. You know what I take the all star team. I'd take the volume, but I I really believe in the Astros to win the World Series this year. I noticed you didn't mention Vlad Guerrero junior. We'll just okay. Well, you know, he's not a big leaguer yet. He he needs a little bit more seasoning in the minor leagues. The defense third base that easy hot corner. All right from Noah locale at licks BUSTER. I'm careful bringing this up. But how far away are my Mariners from contention? I feel like DiPoto is doing some great things all caps now. Please don't curse my team. I hope you don't curse teams BUSTER. I did curse. The Mariners for years because what happened was that? I would constantly pick them to make the playoffs. I think one year I had going to the World Series. And of course, because I chose them to do that. They were cursed. Right. Wow. Our friend greenie. Yeah. Exactly. The podcast has the BUSTER occurs. Rather than the greenie curse? David. I talked about the Mariners and how we feel like they're making progress, but they're not close to a playoff team. Okay. From Scotty Poznansky at pas NAN seven so far what has been the most under the radar transaction made this off season in my opinion. Charlie Morton to the raise will add depth to a fairly weak rotation. It's still one now. Ninety games last year. Morton's postseason experience could prove lethal as well. Scotty, I would second your notion. We'll tell you that among teams that looked at Charlie Morton, they do have concerns about the medicals and everybody in baseball loves him. They got tremendous respect for him. And the question is Willie. Stay on the mound. We'll stay healthy. And finally from Reggie deal at baseball nerd, oh seven BUSTER. I was not alive then, but what is happening to Kershaw feels very sandy Colfax like to me instead of short term with Harper. Should they instead go short term with clinical? Reggie I completely agree with you about the comparison with Kershaw and Colfax. In fact, I wrote that a couple years ago, just knowing how Clayton has very high standard for himself the way that sandy Colfax. Did if you told me that in two years, for example, we woke up one day, and there's a press conference in kershaw's calling. It a career wouldn't surprise me. Now, he did start to make adjustments with his stuff. He does have three years left on this. Extension. They had. So he could wind up pitch in a while. But in terms of right now, I think they're fine. Look the nationally west is not a great division in terms of its depth of contenders. That we talked about the depth of the dodgers rotation. I it'd be Bill. They'll be okay, especially because Walker. Bueller? Looks like he's going to merge. One of the best pitchers in baseball this year. And don't forget to keep those Bleacher tweets coming in use the hashtag Bleacher tweets, Dan. Thanks for checking in filling in today. Thank you muster. It's been great. Yeah. And you'll be with us the rest of the week. Correct. Not friday. I'm off to a sports analytics conference in Boston. Nice. Yep. I'm glad you're here is I say, it's nice having a professional on the show. My thanks to Mark Teixeira to Sarah, laying Dave Schoenfield. Thanks for listening. Everybody and have a great day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN dot com slash pot. Separate baseball tonight. The podcast.

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July 7  Hour 2   Fate of College Football | Greater Rockies Potential: Story or Arenado?

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July 7 Hour 2 Fate of College Football | Greater Rockies Potential: Story or Arenado?

"Our. Own. One nine six, three one. Nine six. Power play sports question of the day. Who's going to be the greater rocky when it's all said and done now again. This is just kind of looking at WHO's going to be the leader for this team. If Nolan goes by by if the rockies don't make the playoffs this year when there's sixteen teams in. Sixty Games. You think Nolan's GonNa stick around. Because last year we in the off season, we were already debating what this team was gonna look like because Nolan said. I was promised that bright at company again. Not exact quote at this is along those same lines would make this thing right and we start building around this team. And we'd add pieces. I that didn't happen this year. That did not happen. I mean the rockies didn't add any Matt Kemp. Which I'm actually excited for. But, they didn't really add anything that kind of just their banking on David Doll being healthy, which if David dolls healthy thrown him in this conversation and he was, he was, he owned that new stadium. You know they're they're banking on trevor. Story to take the next step as a leader. They're begging on Charlie Blackmon, coming back in full force for a long season they're banking on. On Murphy to be a solid solid player. McMahon struggled a bit so. They're they're looking at those guys. They're banking on that and I think Nolan was frustrated, so if the rockies don't make the playoffs in this season where they're allowing average teams to get in the Nolan's not even a good team. You're an average team last year. You're a bad team and I think a lot of us are willing to say all right. Let's see if that was a year. And you're much better than that. How do we feel? After that three game series between the Texas Rangers in Rockies over the weekend. I series in. Keep this in mind. Mark Mark Mark Knutson was on moments ago and he's I. Think he's kind of looking at the glass half empty on saying it's not a great weekend I. Thought it was a great weekend. You're adapting to a new stadium brand new I mean. Baseball is the only sport that the stadium like the actual structure of the stadium matters figuring out how far it's going to go. You Know How oh. Man, what? What could have been a home run? Run in this park is not going to be a home run in this park. I mean that that's a difficult thing to figure out and not just know. Practice is one thing, but in actual game cardboard cutouts it sounds ridiculous, but that the fan base being around the stadium is pleasing to the eye, and it is a mental thing, and then hitting it into an empty stadium. Is that different? Not crowd noise knowing that there's virus out there? Where some of some guys are wearing masks? Some guys are some guys are spitting some guys. Some guys are high fiving. Some guys aren't. So I mean there's a lot of adjustments so I'm willing to look at the the strikeout situation. For, the Rockies who did they had a ton of strikeouts over the series. As, maybe that's just the first weekend. And again if you WANNA, look at it that way, you have to be fair and say well in fairness then. Maybe that's why the Rangers struggled on offense as well maybe so. I figured. You know I mean there's there's two schools of thought. That okay, it's going to be the bad as that. come out a little rusty because they didn't have the full full lead up to the season, or it's going to be the pitchers. Truth is probably somewhere between depending on the team depending on on the current situation, but I will say this is also a confidence booster, and Eh, you one five to two yesterday. You carry that you only had seven hits. But Trevor Stories to home runs were pretty damn good. I mean. He had a huge game. He had the two home runs. He had the what the three RBI. I mean he was? He was Kinda Kinda lit that series on fire especially yesterday. David Doll was to me. The Best Player on offense throughout the series didn't get hit yesterday, but it was the two games before that. And then on the pitching side, you gotta be I mean overall. You gotta be fairly happy with what you saw so I I'm very happy with my thirty eight prediction. I saw that they. Their best start to sixty games would like two thousand seventeen I think they were thirty seven. They went thirty seven games so. Take that with what you will, but it's possible that they could still turn out that thirty eight season thirty eight win season. I think this is a decent team. Yes, I I am not. I'm not sitting here. Saying it's guarantee that they're going to win. Thirty Eight, but Colefax I'm ready to kind of guarantee. You gotta go to the playoffs. If this team can't go to the playoffs, and that means everything just breakdown. Way Davis was shaky on Saturday, but he looked great on on Sunday. So I mean I saw some really great defensive plays to? We're talking about trevor. Story, Nolan that's Nice plays Daniel. Murphy had some Nice. Plays Tony Walters how to play thrown out at first as a as you know as a catcher of course, but you kind of set movie. Were Angelina Jolie's in it and they like. Bend the bullet. The bullet goes around. That was totally Tony Walters. If I could have thought of the movie, I would have tweeted that out but I'm just not that fast. Was it wanted was that what it was called? I don't know there's thing was they could turn. They could curve the bullet. Terrible movie but Walters. Was it. It was weird. It was fun. It wasn't memorable, so maybe that's why I think it's terrible, okay? Walters did that for sure. Give third round pick. We're still working on that by the way to. Are we going to keep doing? It's hard to move your views now that we have stuff to talk about so much to talk about. I mean we've talked for almost an hour and a half here and. I don't even know if I've hit on everything on my game notes here on all my notes from the from the weekend. That was and the NBA. They they only went with eight guys again too I, think joker. There's little frustration in his voice. We don't know what we have yet because we've only played with a guys, we don't know what we look like yet. there was a lot going on over the weekend certainly. And then you have this situation with the marlins today that has things up in the air and you knew this was going to happen. We knew that there were going to be cases. So I'm not sure why. People are freaking out was is that was that too much? I I events text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six. I will say this. I don't know. I don't know that college football is going to happen in conferences like the Big Sky Conference UNC. I don't know. Again will the mountain West Conference happen. I mean again the higher you go and conference the better chance because there's just more money, there's more ratings. There's more popularity there. But I just I don't know that we were the voice of the bears, and the more we look at that situation you have to wonder. This is a program that doesn't. Live. By its football team this is so UNC has a lot of volleyball's big for them. Basketball on both sides is big for them. You know fairly bad considering where we are. Here last year, I said UNC under Steve under Nazi smile. Jeff Lender but Steve scalise assistant coach said the UNC had the best basketball team in the state. Guy. That strongly about you and seeing what they were doing. It's not the same with this football program. This this program ever since they joined d one has been awful laughable. I mean there's no other way to put it and I loved Ernest Collins Junior, as a man, but as a football coach. They just could not figure it out. Is that going to be the case with Ed McCaffrey? Again I have my reservations about that. So there's a lot to unpack this morning. Will College football happen. And if so, on what scale how many how many seasons actually go? And I wanted to. It's it's nothing like that. Sir Charles. You shut your dirty mouth. There's going to be I. Say Football, listen and I'm not one of those guys. That's like hey, you know what just just shudder all down. We need to be done here. No. If, they ask my opinion I'm going to say listen go for it. But I'm not in that position. You know yes, you have to have all of your backups in place. What happens if this person gets it all right then? Everybody tested again and again and again and again if we have unlimited testing now. Which is why the cases are skyrocketing because we're testing every day. Pretty I mean did they can anytime you want now? Apparently they go right up the all. Right up. The all knows their Colefax. Now and that's least invasive one. Oh Yeah. NBA threatened that. Is that going to be like an easier way to? Is that more. Is that like? More, bulletproof or something as an easier way to figure out if you have, it has to go that route. I can't answer that I'm not a doctor. I don't like sticking things up my nose. Or anywhere else for that matter so that the testing idea, but listen the players signing up for it. The player and I've said this. If you're uncomfortable with corona virus situation around it and the testing, and all that then then Dole play. Going to make fun of you. In people shouldn't be made fun of for that. You go home. You do what you do. But if you're comfortable with playing sports, and you know that you're going to have to get tested every day, and then you're probably GonNa have tested twice a day. If somebody turns up positive, then yeah, you gotta be comfortable with that. But I I'm not one of those guys on either side here. That's condemning you for going out and going to the grocery store. I'm not going to condemn you. You stay home and. You order. It's a tough spot. It certainly is, but I am more of that. I'm on that belief that we can't roll up and die and I've said that from the beginning when this first happened. A lot of businesses and a lot of people came to me and said Hey man, are you? Are you worried about us? I mean obviously I'm worried, but am I hopeful. Yes, because we can't roll up and die our only option. Our only option is to press on and again we do that hopefully responsibly, and hopefully with we safety at the top of our minds, but we're still. We're still living and we're still grinding. We're still getting after it. Colfax! You're not a doctor so I'm guessing you didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Is that true? I did not. Well maybe next. Time thank you that way. You can answer some of these questions. Okay I remember that actually I'll stay at one tonight and then come back. Tomorrow then you'll have it. Yep, they'd. You'll have I, mean that sounds like. From the. People that actually that's what they do right. Like. They make these the the guy dream of Jeannie. Ever see I dream of Jeannie. You I know what you're talking. You know what I'm talking. She just kind of. Blinks make stuff happen. Yeah, that's I. Think sometimes the people that are making the rules and regulations. Just Kinda Kinda just. Blink hope. Why did you do that I? Don't know. What are you doing over there now? Over here now? Focus on this area. Bo County. Swamy I'll be crying. If the baseball season's taken from us, here's the thing you can't. You can't go back and less. Again, we're talking the very worst case scenario here. And what is the worst case scenario everybody that comes in contact with any of these baseball just drops dead. I mean that's that's the worst case scenario. But the best case scenario is, there's GonNa be a dozen or so players from each team. That's going to get this. And you're going to have to figure it out. and. You're going to have to say okay well Nolan. Arnaldo you're out. You're out for two weeks. Charlie blackmon plan some. He wasn't amazing, but he did get hit yesterday. He had it what four five weeks ago. So. He wasn't even playing baseball. Players are getting this and they're not playing so. What do you propose here? Says, that's called Congress. Oh, the I dream of Jeannie thing. Listen I think again. We all have questions about all this right. Ask! The question. Why are we shutting down? Drinking glass calls at ten. People will tell you on the other side. We'll say we'll because your inhibitions or lowered after ten o'clock because waiting because you're going to drink till midnight. You know what if you're there to just watch? The rockies finish game and you know what L. have that second beer or I've got a DD I'll have that fourth beer. I mean. What happens then because I? Don't know about you when I again I know we're also talking about nightclubs and stuff. which that's how they make. Their money is past ten o'clock. Twenty mid twenty year olds don't even go out till ten thirty right so that's done But why is there this idea now again? Nightclubs I don't know that's a tough one, but the be. The sad thing is is Bruce's that don't serve food or falling into the same categories nightclub. Which is interesting. Restaurants though, too I mean I. Don't know about you even if I've had a few at a restaurant. I don't usually get from chair and go around and hug people. Yeah I guess. Go Round. One point hug strangers right you. Know. Weld County Swamy. How does that affect tiebreakers when they continue to have cancellations? Well if you're the Miami, marlins which I don't think they're going to be in good just going to be a loss anyway. I! Don't know I. Don't know that answer. I guess you just if you're baseball, you just hope that crappy team. Stay crappy. Don't put us in a position figure out a tiebreaker. You'll probably have some kind of a play game. You probably have some kind of a play in game. You know if you get to that. If you get to the point where? Miami has three. They got cancellations and they played three games, but they're. They have the same amount of losses or what it may be. Have them play a little mini playoff or something? That's what I would do. You know that that's how they baseball's done in the past wildcard, game. Might as well. Just go back to that because they were going to go off of regular, humans do when tiebreakers head to head. Okay, that's tied. How'd you do in your division Oh? That's tied then you just keep going, and then they're going to do like their last ten opponents, or whatever, but that's that's what you do. I events text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, very interesting times. We're in for sure our power to play sports poll question of the day. Who will be the greater rocky when it's all, said and done with who you got. Colfax Nolan Aeronautical Trevor Story. I. took the road less traveled and voted for story on this thirty three percent of the votes, okay? I mean I don't know I mean he's A. He's still got listen. He's still got a way to go to be better than troy to whiskey at shortstop. No one as the best third baseman to play, he may be the best third baseman ever. So it's going to be tough to do it, but could Trevor Story. You know the next three or four year all it takes two to three years in baseball to become a really great baseball player. So and the rockies have done this in the past. You know we were having this conversation about Troy thoat Sqi. Anybody ever going to be as good as him as far as like new. Age rockies. and. Let's let's calm down here. You ask a question, not own story and you get people so mad. They're like. Why are you doing this? They're not even close to the guys Walker taught. How let me just be very clear? The rockies history is not extremely rich. They're not amazing. Larry Walker the hall of Famer. But that's it. And taught Helms Damn good ridiculous, and I get it, but I'm sorry, not to me has passed Todd Helton. Do does that mean? I think Trevor Story could someday pass our. Not Todd Helton. It's possible. We're not talking drew lock versus John Elway here. John elway was the franchise. You know and I know that's where you're at. Maybe just the contrary, if you stay on the show for the next ten years you're. GonNa find out if you're right. Heard. Colefax said it drew could be the next John elway. Somebody's got to go there and you went there. The Path is there and I think it's Kinda the same thing for stories that the path is there like his future. The rockies, maybe a little more certain than. Aeronautics which could be over after the. Yes, exactly so again. Longevity plays into this and. Part of why I mean Todd Helton was. Amazing it his position, but he stuck around. He was Iraqi through and through. That makes you go there. county Swamy says you can't go. Story are not already one of the best players of all time. It's the prediction game though. Aaron auto might be gone. Anti might bring some negative judy with him. And then Trevor Story. He becomes the leader and the next five years. Maybe the rockies go to the playoffs. Maybe they even go to a world series. I've said this from a for a very long time. The rockies will not go to a world series. They can have the best third baseman in the world they can have the best first baseman in the world and have the best center fielder in the world. They have the best pitchers. They gotta have one great amazing Pitcher, one really good one and one pretty good one and based on the weekend kind of looks like they have it now. That's on three games. Short story will never be one of the best shortstops of all time. You don't know that. We're not talking about all time we're talking about for the rockies organization. Well I, guess. Yeah, but I guess he's saying that like Nolan's the best third baseball time. He's done it all with the rockies. Talent was yeah, but again if he's gone next year, his his story with the Rockies, chores cut short so then he plays his next eight eight years wherever we're not gonNA use that. No back with Trevor Story. Let's say they signed him to a long term deal. And then they go all in on the Rockies, or he goes all in on the Rockies, and he becomes a legend, and they bring him three world series in a row and. We'll see that's the thing there isn't. If the rockies have never won a world series if Nolan's gone and trevor is the leader of a team that goes to the world series in wins it. What does that mean that doesn't that put trevor there? If drew lock wins three Super Bowls in the next ten years, then are we we're. We're having that conversation John Away. We're having that conversation. I mean it is. It's worth talking about. It's worth looking at because again. You! Have you have trevor? Story, whose? He'll be a free agent in two thousand twenty two, so he's got this upcoming year. They're going to have to pay him some big money soon and they're to decide if he's going to be the guy that leads organization. What if he does because Nolan if they don't make the playoffs? Right, your work work well cards because he's gone. You can't make with sixteen. I do think they're making it though so I don't think we're GONNA. Have that discussion and then you're just going to have to figure out is Nolan because again. The Best of both worlds here is that Nolan stays finishes his contract. And signed trevor to a long term deal. And you have the best short one of the best shortstops. You have one of the best third baseman. In baseball. Succeeding prospect and listen I for one love these conversations right here because we're talking about to rockies that have potential for greatness. The rockies have like five greatest player great players. Doll Day. You can sit here with this older, but there's a few only the playoffs five times so even if you WanNa tell me that they were these great players. What did that greatness really achieve? They've been to the world series once the middle class five times. Since what ninety four? Thought good. So you should be very excited that we're even talking about the future of this. This rockies organization with players that could be considered Great Greg rockies twenty five minutes after the take a short break. This is the whole show powered by PD energy when we come back where the nuggets eight players still not everybody's in full force. What are we doing with this group? What does his team look like? We'll be right back. No coz home for the Rockies is thirteen ten KFI K. catch her taste studied right with up-to-date news, weather and sports mornings with Gail Six am to nine am weekdays on thirteen ten KFI. This is Jordan Davis from the University of Northern Colorado and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten KFI KFI. Thirty now on like all in on Trevor Story I. Still Want Nolan to be here. But. I'm like the guy. This is fourth year. This is Nolan's fourth year. Now he listen? He has to do a lot of big things in order for him to even come close, but this is why it's the prediction game asking if drew lock is going to be comparable to John. elway is laughable right now, but someday the broncos. We'll have a quarterback. That's better than John. elway someday if the world continues to go. If football continues to go the world. Will I mean this is what happens? Great quarterbacks. Are eventually passed and then there's another great one coming up. That's just the way it goes baseball players. Nobody ever thought someone would pass Todd Helton. Some of you still don't. But Nolan did in my opinion owns the greatest rocky of all time he is. Just Trevor Story have that kind of it factor where you look at them and say. Maybe. That I think absolutely maybe listen I'm not I'm not stamping this thing. I'm not saying right now. Trevor Story has that path, but or he right now. It's going to be easy for him, but he's only in his fourth year. That's what's kind of crazy. When you look at his career. He's going into his fourth year and it's a weird here. So. It's a excuse me. Is this his fifth year? This is his fifth year. Sorry one year off Colfax, my goodness. But I mean you know Nolan sign a contract to play until he's like thirty seven thirty eight, so they're still. If you gotta look at you, look at Trevor Situation Too and he's probably going to play until his mid to late thirties to. There's a lot of thirty year olds out there. First event, text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine six. Well, it impacts his career. Nolan leaves. People will blame Jeff Bridage, but in two years he'll be gone. They had issues with Troy Lewinsky to and some people will tell you that. It was too low that he was a bad. He was bad in the locker room. He's bad in the clubhouse. Some will just say no that that whole thing was screwed up by the rockies front office and he was done. Listen! I known and I was twenty nine years old I. WanNa see this guy play his career and finished his career with the rockies. Make the playoffs this year then there's a good chance that he stays, but if they start out the next year. And they're bad or they're even just mediocre. He wants out. He has made it known that he wants to battle for world series. He doesn't want to battle for wildcard, so he has to look at the organization and again. You're looking at the dodgers. That's you're gonNA look at the dodgers. If you're a rockies player, you're constantly looking at the dodgers. How are you going to the dodgers? And if you can't get past them, you're not GONNA go to a world series typically. Yes, you can go. You can go the route of being wildcard and going all the way up and again we'll see if this playoff situation stays the way there were predicting it here. You know if we have sixteen teams that are gonNA, be in it every year, then maybe so I, text line three, one, nine, nine six. Who will be the greater rocky when it's all, said and done Nolan Aaron Auto or Trevor Story and listen like I said when we first posted this question, people were very upset because they said we'll. Those two shouldn't even be in that discussion. And I so I. We had an edit and instead of greatest rocky when it's all, said and done and again if you put two guys up there, it's between those two. Turner Stories Not Greater Than Todd Helton. He's not greater than Larry Walker who unfortunately we're GONNA. Miss his hall of fame induction and all that this year, but do next year. He's not greater than those guys. He's greater than he's not even the best shortstop of all time for the rockies yet to there were not there. Could he be? Absolutely could be i. mean let's just. He has a monster season this year. Let's say he comes back the next year and has a monster season. This rockies team continues to get better. then. Then you start looking at it. Nolan's the greatest rocky of all time. That is a hard thing for me to say that anybody's going to pass it, but the question is legitimate. Now where am I voting right now? You went to road less traveled, and you went with trevor now. I'm I'm saying Nolan right now, but if if Nolan leaves next season because they're gonNA have to trade him before the trade deadline next year. Then then May, and then you see if trevor has two good, because that's the plan, folks keep in mind. If Nolan leaves or doesn't leave whatever the next big contract coming up Trevor Story. They're going to make this deal work. He will be a long-term rocky. First event is text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six thirty four minutes after the hour. Your thoughts there I got to get to the NBA gotTa talk about this Denver Nuggets team. And where we go from here, you're going to get to this first eight games and yeah, they're still. They're already in the playoffs, but. They're still seating to be sorted out. Do, the nuggets care in. I'm not saying that they care about season. Do they care about the CD? That question. Would you rather play Houston? OR DALLAS? Do the nuggets really care. And if the last year they played the game to member they they kind of lost a few games so that they could match up with the Spurs in the first round. Do. They not care and they say you know what maybe we should just match up with a Dallas type team and not worry about it because they're only went with guys. We'll talk about that coming up next first. Let's get the latest on the local sports flash thirteen ten KFI PREPS. Radio is northern Colorado's home for the best high school coverage. Tuesday on mornings, Gail, another trillion dollar corona virus stimulus package on tap. Are you eligible for this round? Join US six nine thirteen ten k. f. k.. Got To. Tool To make sure is right. Thing I think like a love tool. I do, but their songs are like fifteen minutes long everyone of why are they so long? I don't know like if I'm in that mode. And and I have a two year old, so I'm never in that mode, where if I'm in that mode I can sit and listen to a fifteen minute tool song, and then get ready for, but you spend like six hours listening to one album. I think it's for me. It's like good road tripping music like set it and gets you pumped and he could just keep driving driving in driving. Tool in the background, sometimes I like to play like work I have to pick sometimes what late night I like to play video games like Madden or something like to mute the game and just stick. Like Pandora let let the music go rock and tool. SOM- come on. It's great. It's awesome, but there's times where I'm like that thing still going another still happening. That's crazy. He's got a lot to say. He had a lot of nothing to say. I have vantage text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six, other actually game of the week. From big tops and brewing at Loveland, the Rocky Mountain pills pickup selections from big, Thompson, or any of your favorite adult beverages news the drive through open until midnight. Man I didn't think Trevor Story. Thing would get people heated so much. But I just had to come out and say it. Apparently. You voted for story I did you're going all in? And that's I love that man. You have to go all in. People hate you for it. You know I would South Carolina years ago. I loved you Davey Uncloudy, and I went all in this guy is going to be the greatest pass rusher we've ever seen. So I'm just telling you sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes I want to say that doesn't mean I don't think it was great. Of course like and like you said earlier right now this day he is the best right is going to have to have a hell of a career right? He's GonNa have to have a special career, but. Do? You believe that Trevor Story is a special player. That's going to have a special career. Yes, and if that so, if your answer is yes, then why not? I can't get that close to Nolan, canny I mean. possibly. Yeah, I think the potential is certainly there. That's why the questions up their back. Is he going to be again I. Think Nolan's the greatest rocky of all time. Todd Helton Larry Walker mean those guys. They're? It's hard to argue, but. This is what it is for me. I think that todd also gets the hey. He was here longer. He was here his whole career and there's a loyalty factor that goes there. I mean La gets that to. Sports fans are much more inclined to love a guy. You know and give that loyalty if they finish their. If they started their career and finish their career there, jake plumber never really was accepted as a Broncos, even Bronco's quarterback, or as a great Bronco's quarterback, because he was a free agent signing I think he was a free agent or trade. Even though he he was in a weird time for the broncos he was in between. You know this is when the broncos were never going to the playoffs and suddenly plumbers there and they're. They're at least a playoff team. You know they were never great, but they were pretty good. And, but he just wasn't. He wasn't accepted as much if he would have been a long-term guy. Maybe he would have been accepted I would have been curious to see how that one worked out then again Jay was. Drafted early, and we were all excited to see, but Josh mcdaniels change that for all of us. We never got to see that thing workout. See people hate you when you when you start, I love to Jay, cutler tune. People didn't like that. It's coming mini mark. Can Knutson marquess people going at him to he really does. New. New `B. He's trying to get in some like trying to suck up. Before top techs, Tuesday, the Philip Lindsay Jersey, fresh painter South Platte, hooking up. Man Like I said Dude they could have just brought us a signed Philip Lindsey Jersey just like here's. The Jersey, but if you've seen their work and what they do. You know that that's not how they're. They're going to go above and beyond they. They got a shadow things in a shadow box. It's going to go perfect in that man cave. And, we start that competition tomorrow. Wow Philip Lindsey signed jersey. When obviously we're GONNA. Give away and everything, but I'm curious why all these. I guess memorabilia. Pieces end up in the same office and that offices. Not My off guy that works with fresh coat gets tanner. Our good friend that we love. All the steps in his office hoarding it. It doesn't get spread like. Should we have it? Maybe like we call him a little bit just hanging, you still have the I lost the marksman man. I love that because that's what everybody notices when they walk in. And they're like. Why are you still have that on your? Own You gotta be proud of it, but the deal was a hanging on my wall until the next. Oh, you win! You beat me. We didn't have march madness this year dupage. Go Yeah stupid covert. Is that okay to say stupid Cova? Can we say that? We can all agree on. Can All agree? We don't like cove I don't like nobody likes it. Okay News says picking between Nolan and Trevor's picking between Dan, Patrick, and Brady whole. You won't be wrong in your choice, so my I gotta be Trevor in that story then story. Trevor I was trying so hard not to go there. I I did his rookie year, and I think I hit my quota, so I'm trying not to at all, but every time he does something I'm like so storied not as storied homerun. Five historic has just begun I could do this all day. Please all day. Yeah. I don't know about new by appreciate it, but. The Weld County Swamy. You're right. This is a prediction game, but I don't see Nolan leaving. Because I think this team can win some playoff games. That's tough because I do I actually I agree with you. I, think they. They go to the playoffs this year. I think they're okay team. Does that mean they can win this again? I gotTa Get it right the playoff structure, but I think they could go in a series I'm glad that we're not doing you know. The dodgers Red Rover Red Rover. Send the rockies right over. We're not doing that bullcrap. We're actually going to have a series. You know the first goes through. Just like just like the NBA just like the NHL. That's the way to do it. I'll be curious how that structure works so I guess I kind of am excited to see it. But with baseball. You're more inclined to get. Guys with bad records football, though added so now do we have? How many do we have now in football? Do we have? With twelve before twelve before now have fourteen fourteen, so see like that I don't. That doesn't make sense to me. You can figure out a lot about our football team, even through like eight weeks, and we're GONNA. Know Baseball. I don't I'm not crazy about getting teams that you know three four five teams in there. With below five, and that's the crazy part about adding and again. We don't know if this is just temporary, but I think it's going to be long term. That's the part I don't like about adding three playoff teams to each each league this quickly. Let's see how let's add like one and see how it goes just at one to each league and see how it goes. Angry Baseball's there. The all or nothing crowded. When I tell you, what did he tell you don't put up? Trump up the all or nothing crowd. If you're an all or nothing, person, stop it. Stop It. I finished text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine six. No there's no doubt. I mean all the best rocky he's. He's the greater rocky right now. trevor has a very long way to go very very long way to go, but. I was he looked good on the over the weekend. And, he was rolling. And I imagine in Mark's worried about the strikeouts and. Got To. Give it a few weeks here, but because I think that could be your first game back. We're in a weird situation. The were a nuts overall so i. think you gotTa give it time there, but I think trevor. There's some life that was injected here over the weekend and and Trevor David Doll sensational to. I events text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine six, so we don't have guards playing for the nuggets. The guards aren't playing for the nuggets. They're playing with only eight players, and they did it for the second consecutive scrimmage. They struggled against the PELICANS. They looked like a team desperate. For for something, and they just don't look right know Jamal Murray Hamstring Gary Harris Hip will Barton. MILLSAPS missed his daily Cova test on Friday, therefore, he had to quarantine during Saturday's scrimmage. The game meant something. This would we'd be in trouble here, so it was clumsy is cute. At first last week. It was cute. Right off seven footers. But we're getting close to the game. One and I don't I mean we're almost there man. I kind of feel better about situation I mean. I picked the nuggets to win the championship. So I wanNA feel better about forty eight minutes after the hour, we gotta take a quick break. This is the whole show powered by PD energy. And It's a party northern Colorado's voice, thirteen ten KFI. The Block party. As from four to ten PM. The Best UNC bears target game coverage lives on thirteen ten KFI. Hey this is mark. Newton woody, page, Dot, com and rockies rundown you've made it to the bigs, 'cause you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten Kfi K. Northern Colorado's sports station. Welcome back! Games on tonight. No rocking. No marlins, but no rockies because it was designed game. Oh No marlins because of. You guessed it. The Rona that one's been postponed the Yankees phillies game. That's been postponed as well. You have just starting right at two o'clock on ESPN. Arizona's San Diego let me see I'm trying to find the national network stuff where you can. Yeah Espn tomorrow you got the mets. You got the red sox tonight at five thirty so or getting into a man ratings have been really good really good as we figured. But we're going to keep our eyes pretty close to the situation and find out what baseball's going to do. If anything I mean they may just bring the players up. What is it forty thirty five guys? In that at that. You know that they can bring up and actually get Roland first advantage text line, three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six I was talking about about Corey Kluber to for the Rangers coming back after the broken forum last year, so rubber match yesterday between the rockies and the Rangers. You're thinking Oh. It's Kluber. First freeland and Kluber only pitched one inning. He threw eighteen pitches before departing and his first start and almost fifteen months. The thing I worry about these guys when you're thirty four years old and your mid thirties, and you break an arm, and then you come back to play. That's tough. City had tightness in his first few pitches, and it kept getting worse. He didn't look bad when he walked off the field, but Obviously, they didn't want to chance it. So I thought that was interesting, and then the rockies of course. After that Palumbo came in, and they took care of him in the third fourth inning, and they struggled for a bit, but. His his delivery started to started to shake a little bit in the rockies took advantage. Worried about the nuggets Colfax. Weird situation. Here I Kinda WanNa make sure they are practicing together for the most part I mean. They're get never back. Everybody back in, but where? Were a few games or a few days away here. Colefax I mean it's. It's right upon us here. Bubble life has been all negative with the positives. Positive. They've been all negative with the tests. They've been great. We got what wins the first. Is that Saturday? Dairy Oh. Wow, that's nuggets. First Game One two, three four. Four five four or five years I. Don't know Tony One. Count it because it Saturday Saturday! Played eleven o'clock in the morning. And I mean I'm a little. I'm a little skeptical at this point in time, and maybe there's there's part of me. That thinks all right. They'RE GONNA use these regular season games to jail 'cause they don't care where they're. Sit there sitting. Because they don't care if it's Houston. They're playing I. The thunder or what that looks like Mike. Malone's been known to be catastrophic when it comes to playoff seeding. He did it last year leased. So when I guess is kind of funny. When I say Malone's been known to do this well last year was the year he made it to the playoffs, so based on his playoff pedigree. He's known for losing. Maybe quote unquote losing. Games to help the seating out for the nuggets. It happened. It did it did happen so so far the history that. I guess we'll see. The rockies have the third rockies. The nuggets have the third spot right now. Does that mean anything to them I? They're trying to get guys healthy and ready to go and I get that but. KINDA WANNA know that they're ready to go. They were they were a five hundred team or so when they started with the last ten games after the All star break, they were not great, so. We'll see. We're not that far away in the rockies. We'll get back in action tomorrow. We'll have it right here. On thirteen ten KFI, good night, northern Colorado. Okay.

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"In the morning it's time to get off woodsy. The cowboys are in camp and he is. How does this end and does it do? Dallas's Super Bowl thoughts shefty is here which a very light plus he likes in his own quiet way sent a very loud message. It was noisy former teammate till you hear what he had to say and also this morning I will tell you why this is going to be the most dangerous man in sports very very soon all that and more as we get up with you on a raspy Ashby Friday from New York City we pick it up with the game of the morning this just ending. I'm going to pick up at four A._M.. Eastern time Mike dragged on the angels down eight six to the orioles bottom of fifteen trapped with bases-loaded and bats hatsaw rip up here we go Simmons Wolf schools ran he will score David Fletcher will get greedy and he's out by a mile. Take a look at this as not even close. Can't you close it in that cantor. Boy read the tag score remains tied today and on we go into the late night early morning we go to the sixteen top of the Frank. We're still tied to outs and a runner at first Jonathan V._R.. To the dish Jonathan V._R.. To the seats orioles that to run shop they take ten eight lead and incomes Stevie Wilkerson to do the pitching T._v.. Gama's game six hours and twenty minutes ago as the center fielder now. He's trying to close it out. The Tenth Orioles Pitcher sure the night and he gets out ghouls of all people on a pop like six hours nineteen minutes later the Orioles get a win in the game of the morning ten eight the final score and how about this Stevie Wilkerson became the first position player to record as saying Sim savings became official in nineteen sixty nine. He threw fourteen pitches not a single. One of them was even sixty miles an hour. Maybe everybody was just tired and I am doing my very best. I apologize immediately for the voice but I make it up to you because the Wonderful Jessica Mendoza is in our studio this morning to see shefty is here with all kinds of breaking news and Nikiel always is here so I see we got a ton to get through this morning and let us start with the huge story from the sump this to me is the biggest story in the National Football League because the Dallas cowboys arrived for training camp in California at seven ten in eastern last night and Ezekiel Elliott did not might most no question noticeably absent did not travel on the team plane here was some of his teammates to me scams a business and everybody has to treat created a such and I certainly pulled no hard feelings to anybody that's trying to do that <hes> and get the business done to protect themselves and their family so for me <hes> we're out here to work and we're GONNA work with the guys that we have <hes> and that's not a dig big anybody. That's how that's how it works I mean I know I'm here. That's that's that's the beautiful thing <hes> you know we're a team. We're GONNA be together. <hes> and I love the hell out of the fire. Obviously Jalen is another guy. They're going to need to figure out how to pay. Hey at some point now. Since Ezekiel Elliott joined the League in two thousand sixteen he has more than four thousand rushing yards that six hundred more than any other player is more than triple but the other cowboys running backs have had in those three seasons so let's come out here. We'll talk talk about it because to me. This is the most important story of the N._F._l.. Summer right now shefty where are they right now between Zeke and the CAL first of all the cowboys team playing left yesterday for Ochsner. I practice is not until tomorrow so we wait to see whether Zeke Elliott shows up this morning for physicals or for the first practice tomorrow or whenever but it certainly sounds ominous that he wasn't on that team playing and it certainly sounds like this could turn into what is becoming a trend around the league with holdouts doubts and if he does indeed follow through and hold out for new contract he would be well within his rights to demand top dollar for running back because he deserves that because of how good he is and what he's put his body through the cowboys also can to make an equally compelling argument that we had under contract this year for three point eight million next year for nine million we could franchise tag twice even three times so the thing about this one that makes it so interesting is both sides or write in their viewpoints and this guy is the most valuable player to a team that has super bowl hopes for the coming season that if he's not there there's no way that they're the same team so dominique. How does the same where does it go well? I hope for their thick ends with them. Impending because while everything you said is factually accurate. I think Zeke has so much leverage because we know how important winning a super bowl is to that city into that fan base which stresses bobby on that city and most importantly to that owner who's been out of the Super Bowl for far too long and right now they're team is well positioned as it's going to be from now into the foreseeable future to win a super bowl with all these young talented guys and the very best the fulcrum the engine of that offense if he doesn't come that significantly decreases the chance to win you say Dominique all these young talented guy you're right and Zeke does deserve every penny that he can get but here's the issue for the cowboys. You cannot pay Zeke Elliott's top dollar in Amari Cooper Dollars Dak Prescott topped dollars and jailed Smith top dollar and Byron Jones topped opt-out. You draw the line somewhere. No you can't pay them all that money in order to win into perpetuity but right now is their best chance. I think that it crippled disadvantages their team going forward but who cares if you win the Super Bowl we see this happening basketball a lot recently only where essentially the Lakers mortgage their entire future in the clippers morgues their entire feature to get a couple big stars in there to make some runs now the cowboys in the same position because they can go out and say no Zeke and if he doesn't show up they don't win this year and they could pay those other guys. It may not win the Super Bowl in the future how if at all the off field concerns with Ezekiel Elliott factor into this they don't at all I mean we're talking about Jerry Jones we go down the list of people that Jerry Jones paid had much more serious off field issues like I mean he he's the one and who went and got the debate Greg Hardy. He's one win paid Greg Hardy and then had the nerve to call Greg Hardy team leader so I think Jerry Jones is fine with the seats off the billions and unrelated Lee. We will have Michael Irvin on the program. That's all right table need to make your point so chef de. Where does it go from your? How does this thing play out going forward well again? We don't know and again the sides have been talking about a new deal. Zeke Elliott wants to be paid. Whatever it is fifteen sixteen million dollars year what's interesting is his people have gone silent radio radio silent and everybody so the fact that they're not saying anything would lead you to conclude that he's not going to be there today and he's not GonNa be there tomorrow and he's not going to be there until he gets a new deal and if you're Zeke Elliot and you're supposed to make three three point eight million dollars this year? Why would you step on a football field when you could be making fifteen sixteen million dollars you you don't WanNA put your body in harm's way at risk? Even if it means that the Dallas cowboys would not be. The anywhere close to being as formidable as they think they are going into this training camp which is again to your point to leverage but the Dallas cowboys they can say then don't come. We're not paying you what will nice year for the next four years correct and so we have ourselves a game of chicken. Let's see where it winds up. It could result in prolonged holdout speaking of which shefty has developing news this morning on twitter about an hour ago. I thought chargers Camp Opens Without Melvin Gordon Shefty. What is the late? This is not a good one greenie right now because because basically the two sides exchanged proposals this week and they are no closer to a deal today than they were before this now looks like it is going to be a prolonged absence that threatens to go into the regular season now again any of these doubts all these holdouts zeke Elliott Nolan Gordon Michael Thomas Yongin Godwin Jacksonville Fred Williams in Washington. They can change just like that this one. I don't think is going to change anytime soon. We'll be talking about this. One into the summer I believe and I think into the start of the season because the two sides just have diametrically opposed views right now the chargers want Melvin Gordon they've Valium Gordon but not fill level that he leave us himself that as a top back in this league and so there's not any common ground that these two sides are going to find which means that for the time being the chargers are GonNa rely on Austin cler and Justin Jackson in Detroit newsom understand why he's doing this because he didn't even he hasn't made as much money as Zeke Elliott up to this point but it concerns me because awesome heckler had almost seven yards per touch last year and understandably that's what sharing some time but this could really hurt Melvin Elven Gordon because he did go into the season and could be awesome for two weeks three weeks four weeks and this is going to decrease Gordon's value more and more we talked about Zeke. Elliott is the engine to that offense. I mean let's be honest. Melvin Gordon is not engine. He's he's the wheel or tire. He's a fantastic tire but he is not if they take if you take him out of that equation that often doesn't die the same way the cowboys without seeing. Let me give you a read into what I think could be next not necessarily what will be could be. He's not going to be there anytime soon. We get a week or two or three weeks. It's training camp another team to lose running back injury. When that happens how long will take for that team to call the chargers to make a trade offer to see if they could pry loose Melvin Gordon which he is under contract they can trade them and as long as they're willing willing to pay Melvin Gordon? We can have a deal so it would not surprise me if at some point later this summer we're hearing about trade talks regarding Melvin Gordon. This is very interesting. They haven't even started yet and it's already gotten very very interesting. You touched on another one of these and it's another superstar player who puts up superstar numbers in that is pro bowl wide receiver Michael Thomas he did not report for the Saints Camp yesterday still working on a long term contract extension with the team General Manager Mickey Loomis talked about the ongoing contract negotiations. Here's what he said this would be done and we both feel either real good about it or both feel real bad about it and and he'd be in here working and look. I one thing I know oh I know Mike. Thomas wants to be here so it's not it's not a question of of him not wanting to be here listen. He has a right to to negotiate and accepted or declined how he sees fit. I don't like the fact acted. He has a contract and he's not here but it's mad about it. Just that's just the way it is all right so thomas has been an elite player since he came to the League out of Ohio State in two thousand sixteen is three three hundred twenty one receptions. The most players I three seasons ever is one hundred twenty five cats as last year fifth most of the season in N._F._l.. History so once again I turn to chef de I asked the same question. Where are we now in New Orleans? I believe that's exactly what makes Michael Thomas Great Wide Receiver on the football field is what's hurting New Orleans in this contract negotiation Michael. Thomas plays with confidence a swagger feed me the football and it's the same thing in this negotiation association a cockiness swagger in attitude feed me my money. The seats already have offered to make him the highest aid wide receiver in football but he wants morning wants more because he knows he has leverage he knows how valuable is that both not that they may not be able to get to the super bowl without him that he's that good in that dominant on the Football Field v take him off that football field who is drew brees throwing the football to Alvin Kamara jared cook trae Kwan Smith Teigen. Are they going to be able to get New Orleans to the Super Bowl and so again. They don't seem to be that for a part in money but both sides are dug in where they're at at this current time now that could change just like that but where it's at today Michael Thomas it's not enough for me to be the highest paid wide receiver in football. I really want to be the highest paid what Dallas of Super Bowl caliber team they can't do without Zeke the chargers superbowl caliber team. You're saying maybe they can do it without Gordon. How about Thomas Obviously? The Saints are a superbowl caliber team. Can they do it without well. He's midst so much that offense up to this point. I could understand somebody formulating argument around how drew brees is an M._v._p.. Caliber quarterback and Sean Payton is one of the best offense of minds that we have an elite and Alvin Kamara is one of the best backs in the league. You put all that together and you like to think that they can put something out there. That is serviceable but it's hard to imagine this offense without Michael Thomas no he's not a big big play threat. He's a reliable guy that keeps the chains moving which then in turn helped helps out your defense I think he deserves to get paid whether it's the difference between nineteen and twenty the twenty five now now we're getting a little iffy about what you can do your team going forward but I think because we all accept that drew brees as he ages is more reliant on the skill players around him. This is a deal that they have to get done because that window is closing. Drew brees is career on their super bowl hopes and let Mississippi screening in other years. We've seen a rare isolated holdout Aaron Donald going to his first training camp today since two thousand sixteen and we used to see back in the day before the current C._v._A.. Rookies routinely holdout because they were unsigned but I don't recall a summer ever and the N._F._l.. Where we saw the number of veterans that there are right now holding out and I think we are seeing a change in the attitudes and behavior savior of players that traces partly to the N._B._A.? That traces partly to the current C._B._A.. The N._B._A. The mix it together and we've got a situation where players are being tougher stronger greedier greedier greedier and a good way headway ingredient that ever be or is that a bad thing about what they can get from teams because we've never seen all these holdouts veteran holdouts players under contract and that doesn't even include Demi Clowney. WHO's an unsigned franchise player is not taking him to hold out but he's not a cable that they see the basketball players exercising all the leverage they have the football players have no leverage beyond withholding their services so here they are doing it? Let's go on with what's happening around training camps around the national. Channel football talk about the Indianapolis Colts who made the playoffs for the first time since twenty fourteen last year and expectations are even greater going forward according to football power next they have a forty percent chance to win the division which would be the first time since two thousand fourteen gene Andrew Luck is of course the biggest reason he's coming off a season in which he said career highs and Q._B._R.. and completion percentage but he was held out spring practices as a precaution because of a calf injury. He's looking to play all sixteen games in back to back years as for the first time in a long time and head coach Frank Reich said Kevin durant injury played a role in the way they're handling this. We didn't really talk about it but I think we all know it. I mean I I was thinking you know I'm certainly thinking and <hes> I didn't have that conversation with Chris or with any of our trainers but that's this business you know when when you see when you see something like that happened. You're like Oh yeah. That's that's why you'd be. That's why you do what we're doing and it was kind of like unspoken truth. You know that's why let's be cautious about this all right so this is interesting to me that they took a look at that situation with luck. Obviously the worries about the shoulder but what do you make of that. They're looking dominique at the N._B._A.. Forgot fantastic because you could take that quote and apply to Zeke Elliott also like it's the same thing it's just from a different perspective where they look like they're trying to protect organizations investment going forward. These players are trying to protect their livelihood and their investment in themselves going for so I love with Frank Reich said and I love what he's doing with. I'm Andrew luck the N._B._A.. Seeping this much into the N._F._l.. Contracts and injuries and all the other ways that training camp is unfolding but look. There's no reason to force Andrew luck out there unless you are a hundred percent convinced the he is healthy and he's not gonNa take the pounding on that calf and Achilles area and by the way they're saying Cath own they compared Kevin durant century. I wonder how much that Achilles is susceptible and typically a lot of times when players tear Achilles you couldn't complain like Richard. Sherman was out there on the injury report with a weakened Achilles and of course it pops and that's Thursday night game so I wonder how severe that Achilles injury is looking how much of a concern that would be for them. One way or another there are certain players in the league teams just flat. I cannot afford to lose. This obviously is right at the top of the list. This is a super bowl team with an M._v._p.. Candidate quarterback. Let's get up and go as I rest my way through. The CAESARS sportsbook released their N._B._A.. Season Win totals for next year and Janas onto compose Milwaukee Bucks top the league at fifty seven wins. The new look clippers are tops in these stats western conference at fifty five and a half. Let's take a look at some of the other teams and they're over under totals here. See where you might be interested in in taking a little action Philly as the only other east team besides Milwaukee where the wind total over fifty and overall the seven different teams over under of at least fifty wins would be the most to start a season since twenty thirteen there was more parody in that league than ever before to baseball and historic night for the Red Sox they explode for nineteen runs as they blow out the Yankees at fenway the nineteen runs the most the red sox have ever scored against the Yanks in their twenty one thousand three hundred and two regular season meetings that fourteen extra base hits tied for the second most in a game in team history Zander Bogart's pace the attack he had two home runs four R._B._I.'s eight different Red Sox Ted multiple R._B._i.'s on the night that was a one sided affair while the trade deadline less than a week away and there is no more intriguing surrounding storyline than the mets starter Noah syndergaard rival evaluators have been telling our buster only the team will trade the right hander now before the July thirty deadline and let me bring in our baseball insider buster only for the very latest buster. I feel like it's been on and off with Syndergaard all summer long. Why are the mets determined to get this done now? Greeny for a couple reasons one obviously syndergaard hasn't been as good for the mets as maybe they would've made -ticipant it with an era over four and they know that other teams are absolutely frothing at the idea of trying to bring him in and tap into that talent teams like the Padres padres maybe the Houston Astros but also while the mets are a big market team. They're not a big budget team and this winter in less they make roster adjustments. They're going to bump into some financial issues so trading syndergaard would not only bring in young players that they need but also they would allow them to help manage the payroll moving forward all right. Stay in the same city the Yankees getting blown out by the red SOx as we mentioned before how does that impact if at all what they do the next few days drain there's no question it ratchets up up the urgency for Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman to go out and make a trait whether it's for Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays Robbie ray of the Arizona diamondbacks Baby Trevor Bauer if they can prime away from the Cleveland Indians over the last six games the Yankee not starters have a fifteen point five nine era. I think a week ago Frank Cashman was hoping that if he didn't make a trade for pitcher before the deadline then he'd be able to figure it out from within hope that Luis Severino would come back at the end of August and be able to add something to rotation but the struggles lately the absolute fragmented this Yankees rotation. They need pitching help now going to be an interesting few days buster. Only thanks we get back to football as we continue Aaron Rodgers New Jersey a new leader and Matt Leflore will that change your head coach mean another packers trip through the playoffs and this weekend the executives may have woken up a sleeping king what they're saying about the Brown and what he's GonNa do in response on the way it's on e._S._p._N.. Get up is brought to you by is fed co vodka who encourages you to bring your own spirit enjoy responsibly and by the Lexus golden opportunities sales event now for a limited time I test does give me a little play by play. Watch this pitch from Jacob degrom and tell me what you're supposed to do with this I if the ground yesterday another jammed from an here's the big try to stay on your feet. I mean just oh Lord if bugs bunny all over the it was terrific yesterday getting the mets may trade syndergaard. We'll see should be an interesting. Let's take a look what we have coming up in five minutes. Eli Manning says just shut up to a former teammate beyond that Lebron James Getting set to go medieval on the N._B._A.. N._B._A.. This fall and Michael Irvin will join us live in our next hour all that more as we continue it's E._s._p._N.. When it comes to hiring you don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast? That's why you need indeed dot Com post. A job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard. Board and when you need to hire fast accelerate your results with sponsor jobs new users can try for free at indeed dot com slash getup. That's indeed dot com slash get up terms conditions and quality standards apply. We are back on get up and here are the main storylines this year for the N._F._C.. North after a crushing defeat to the Eagles in the wild card game last year the bears will be looking to make the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since two thousand five two thousand six the left to hold off Batman Arron Rogers a new head coach for the first time as a starting quarterback Matt leflore takes over after spending the last two years as seen for the rams ain't titans. How about the vikings can they get kirk cousins going last year he finished with a career career high thirty touchdowns but they missed the playoffs a year after making it to within a game of the Super Bowl and then the lions enter their second season under Matt Patricia last year six and ten last in the N._F._C. North for the first time since twenty twelve and look who's here booger McFarland is ready to go as we spent this entire week analyzing division by division across the National Football League and we've arrived at the N._F._C. North which may very well be the best division in the N._F._l.? So booger first question who is the most important the player in the division. It's gotta be Kirk Cousins Green you know two years ago when the Minnesota Vikings were trying to make their run and they were trying to figure out. How do we maximize his talent? They need a quarterback. Okay now. All of a sudden you bring in Kurt cousins. He's the quarterback of the future. That's supposed to take all this talent and push it the top when you didn't play that way lashing so if you're gonNA take one of the best losses in the national football league dabbled cooking backfield running the football that defense the outside somebody has to get the ball to the these the most important guy for probably the most talented team yeah I look at it does feel with cousins like if not now when you set up your warm there so there are a lot of usual suspects in the division. How about someone under the radar? WHO's GonNa have a sneaky big year? David Montgomery freshly drafted running back for Chicago bears. Jordan Howard is no longer there we know about to record coin but they want to run the football in his own skin. He comes from our with state where they ran the exact same Schema zone scheme we could make one cut and get down here. Matt Nagy is masterminded using weapons. He has a weapon and David Montgomery use them well like that. One Lot speaking of negative brings us to the coaches which is the coach and the division under the most pressure is got to be we'd be hearing about this been going back and forth with his quarterback Matt Leflore Aaron Rodgers is arguably the most talented quarterback that this league is seen in some time and you have have to be able to maximize their talented getting them to another suitable. He's one one but I think it would be a shame for quarterback that talented only to win. One and Matt Leflore has been given the charge of how do you get. This guy brings us out of him on this roster. He's got to get along with quarterback. I like that a lot. It does feel like if it goes well. He'll be the last code yeah there's ever has so that pardon me is his job so finally who wins the N._F._C. North this year bath does Chicago bears because I trust what they're doing with Matinee Gay Mitchell trubisky what I trust more with Kirk cousins has feel to prove to me that he can be the quarterback that can lead all that talent. I know what they're doing Chicago and that defense is Dynamite del bears. They're uh-huh outstanding work. We'll do more divisions as we continue booger Mcfarland the best meanwhile let us work our way to New York Lot. Old Male Beckham is turning heads at his first training camp with the browns. Eli Manning and the giants are moving on without him and Eli was John N._F._l.. Network yesterday asked about Beckham's recent comments to G Q in which he said he was the reason the giants were getting any primetime games the last couple of years he Li- had a fascinating response I don't they they bothered me. <hes> just you just shake your head and laugh. You're laughing. I think those two rings a little bit too few games before he was here a couple of yeah all right so maybe curt con of human just say that second part but by Eli standards that's throwing some absolutely stunning known Odell Beckham and I'm here for it. It was hilarious enjoyed it very much because you think about what Eli is done you think about the receivers that he threw through some of the best passes in N._F._l.. History silent passing in the Super Bowl Manning Ham is one of the best I've ever seen fantastic and he made David tyree into a legend well. Maybe a little luck and God maybe but that was legendary. He did all that without Odell Beckham through a test down a big lead. Take down to a man who shot himself like Eli Manning Kim Ball. He has a long history and he's showing Odell Beckham Beckham to be fair the biggest game he ever played in he had two drops one within the end zone. Only twenty eight yards that playoff game against the packers had controversy in the lead up the receivers went to listen. I'm not here to try and question Odell greatness as great. He's an unbelievable player and I don't question his work ethic or any of that but sometimes it's enough like the New York giants were around ninety years before Odell. Beckham got there sometimes to say that he was the only reason this it's a window into the soul. I like Eli speaking listen. It was very manning like it was a very passive aggressive little bit yeah at Odell Beckham what you'd expect romantic and very rarely do the manning's go and venture into a territory white that I'm Payton Manning once called Mike Bandou Jack at the Pro Bowl idiots drunk can kick kick liquor dot whatever whatever was okay so that was a little bit more. This was more subtle over more eli like but just as effective in sending the message that yes as you mentioned greeting. The giants have been around a long time. They are a long story franchising yes. They've been a bad team in recent years and yes Odell Beckham. Junior was the main attraction football team but he's not the only reason that they had no. He may be the main attraction in the entire N._F._l.. Right now no one is questioning that but I will ask you dominique a similar question to what I've asked about the steelers having Antonio Brown out of there having Levy on bail out of their whatever it is that comes with them well that make them better do the giants actually now get better without Odell Beckham in their midst. It's hard to imagine that they can get better without a player like that but there's an argument that to be saying about locker room presence and the impact that has something that you can't predict but the reason why I don't necessarily think it works in this case is because no one has ever said anything unkind about Odell Beckham as a teammate. Most people like a teammate. They get annoyed with some of the other antics but I don't think subtracting Odell Beckham talent. I don't think that's going to have any positive impact that or his attitude subtracting that it's not going to have a positive impact compared to what you lose when you take out his talent so this team is definitely going to be worth without back and expectations for this team just not very high so even if they play okay. I think that's probably more than many giant. Fans are expecting this upcoming season look yesterday. Sterling Shepard fractured his thumb we tweak he is going to be questionable for the start of the season. So now you're down Beckham. You're down shepherd. We haven't even started not really going through drills and preseason games elusive more people and then what's going to happen then so this team has a real challenge on and so how does all of that is the final thought on this play into the development of Daniel Jones yeah you live area dental Lobski telling me yesterday he still. uh-huh believes Eli as good football left in him. How does all of this factor into the change in quarterback yeah I mean I think it precipitates to change a lot sooner than we expect? I'm not someone who thinks that Daniel Jones is gonna sit on the sideline all year. They drafted him high because I wanNA play listen. Eli Manning gets it's the quarterback this football team. He's earned that right okay and as long as they're winning as long as they're winning. They're not winning okay. As long as they're winning competing. He plays the moment they fold say three and six four and seven and they're not gonNa make the place and it's obvious they're not going to the bus at that point that we may be when the torch is passed. Well look you saw eline Kurt Warner sitting there. That was the torch once upon a time and now here it comes again. We will have a lot more football as we go but let's get some baseball because we are rapidly approaching the trade deadline and we had some news yesterday of a different sort former rocky and current Yankee Troy Lewinsky announced his retirement. He's miss most of the last two years with leg injuries. He was the rookie of the year runner up in two thousand seven. What helped the rockies make the world series for? What was the first time in franchise history to Lewinsky is now set to join the Texas Longhorns coaching staff and he retires with a five point five wins above replacement per one hundred sixty two games which is better than and an extraordinary list of players all the famous Barry Larkin Cal ripken Ozzie Smith to name a few at two hundred twenty three home runs as a shortstop seventh most in baseball history? WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE JESSICA Mendoza with us here from Sunday night baseball. Let's let's get to the trade deadline because we're five days away as we speak right now. We'll do the American league. We'll do the national league in our next hour in your mind which is the favorite in the American league right now the Yankees and this is a team and they're coming off of a huge loss against the red sox last night but if you look at their offense everything that they've been able to provide throughout the entire season but with the trade deadline and I feel like it has never been more potent than right now they GINKICHI's half to get pitching and if you just look at the last two months they've had a five eight E._R._A.. A within their starting pitching the last five games alone fifty four runs total that they're pitching has given up forty just from their starting pitching and yes we can talk Aaron Judge and D._J.. Lemay Hugh Edwin encarnacion and all the offensive Juggernaut yeah they have and what they can do and the guys that are hurt and they can come back but if they don't pitch they're not going to be able to go far. I get it but here's the question I would ask her. I went back and looked at their postseason. From a year ago in all of they played a total of five postseason games only one starting pitcher. She went more than five innings in those five games for either team yeah so are we now living in a world. You and I both remember a time when the starting pitching was all that mattered is that still the case no I feel like it is very different now where they need starting pitching thing but I think they need starting pitching to get them almost as an opener right those three innings to get them to the bullpen and remember Luis Severino coming back to this team so you have a starting pitcher that can probably be utilized either as an opener or in the bullpen so you have these options but you're right Greenie. I think for them. It's about getting a starter that can get them one time through the order maybe twice to get to the big arms in their bullpen. Isn't that unbelievable crazy is this is where we live right now a major league baseball in two thousand nine hundred more from Jessica as we continue. We'll do the national league in our next hour as well. I also want to make sure you know the seventh annual International Champions Cup continues with the first Madrid Derby outside of Europe Rail Madrid taking on Athletico Madrid and it's at metlife stadium tonight eight eastern. You'll see it on E._S._P._N.. And the E._S._p._N.. See an appetite for your soccer needs checkout E._s._p._N.. APP See on E._S._P._N.. Plus every day coming up after a legendary playoff run coli Leonard Status in the N._B._A.. Has Reached new levels. What Will Lebron James Think of that? I've got got an opinion get. This is interesting E._S._P._N.. Tim bontemps recently survey. Twenty executives and coaches is around the N._B._A.. About the repercussions of this off season and one of the questions was who's the best player in the League and not one of the twenty geniuses surveyed picked Lebron James here the answers they did give Kawhi Leonard was voted voted. The top player in the League with twelve votes the regular season M._v._p.. Janas Antica Kunpho finished second in the survey with six and James Harden was the only other player to get any votes at all all right so Jalen and Jacoby here here with us. I made this point on the air the other day in the reverse order about Aaron Rodgers and I compared him to Lebron James. I will make it once again gentlemen. It is my contention that Lebron James is getting ready to go medieval yeah on the N._B._A.. Okay he has sat back back for the last several months and heard his name slandered which I think this constitutes in a way that is unimaginable to me on this very program and I'll admit it we spent practically two months debating and changing our minds every other day over who is the best player in basketball never once. Did someone say actually it's still Lebron James. He's only been gone for a short period of time. I think Lebron is gonNA come back on a scorched earth tour all this Taco Tuesday stuff is fun. I solution I love it. I Love Jovial Lebron but I think we are getting angry. Motivated well rested Lebron next year and he may very well despite his age have as good a year as he's ever had your thought to represent the landscape of what being a player is all all about and there's a difference between being the best player and the most accomplished player okay. There's a reason why they give away player of the week player of the month regular season M._v._p.. And Finals M._v._p.. These are all all different stages Lebron. James Greenie over the last three to five years to me has been playing three-car Monty with three players is been Lebron is being K.. D. and it's been COA musical chairs for WHO's the best yes but I can't go into this year's training camp and act like Kawhi Leonard didn't just go to the Raptors and win the championship finals m._v._p.. Shoot Down The Philadelphia Seventy sixers take out the Greek freak. Take out the goal. They were without K.. D. Lebron team didn't make the playoffs I gotta give Kuwata number one spot right now. I agree with you. That Lebron is gonNA come back with a vengeance but right now and not Lebron would have to agree with this the king the court has to be caught entering reasonable. I not only do I not agree with Lebron does not agree with you. I agree with green okay. Here's the thing the Bron James Twenty seven and a half points eight and a half his eight and a half rebounds those are good numbers and we talked about eight number ever since his last year in Cleveland before he went to Miami the two thousand ten season those are kind of his peak numbers the last two years we're close to that like he has been producing on the court and this is just recently bias. Yes squad Leonard. We talked about Shooting Out Philadelphia that ball one of those bounces doesn't go right. We're not having him in this conversation right now. This is recently. We haven't seen as we've seen in the playoffs last time he was in the playoffs thirty four points nine rebounds nine assists you. We're GONNA see that Lebron. On next to you okay so let let me rephrase the question because I like the way you put that okay. There's a lot of different ways to define best and most accomplished. I get it if you had to pick one play right now to say I want to my only goal is to win a championship and I will pick one. Yes us one guy who's ready to win it but I can have anybody on my team and say I'll start with that guy to try and win a championship. Are you telling me that guy wouldn't be Lebron. James Lebron James. I'm saying it'd be Kuwa- going into next year Lebron's in a seventeen season and let me tell you a couple of things on the floor that Mister Leonard is going to do the Lebron won't be required to do. That's actually defend his position and the best player on the other team help and rotate and do certain things that Lebron is GonNa have the young fellas doing rightfully Lee so he's earned the autonomy to not try to be a lockdown defender Kuwa- winner is going to be all defense and he's going to be all N._B._A.. Lebron is going to be one of those two. Let's see let's see Lebron. James plays more than sixty games this year because outlasts manages Lebron manages. He doesn't play defense. That's his load load management right. I'm wondering that Lebron does the quite doesn't do. He play makes he makes the team. Better at quiet gets his own buckets. Lebron gets everybody book. It's true story four and they put you on us on for the breakdown again. It was got twelve votes. Janas got six votes and hardened got votes. Does that seem about right to you. John is to me feels like the guy that if he takes there's something about his attitude and mental makeup that he feels like it was going to put all the work into all this conversations about Ben Simmons. I have nothing but confidence is going to do all of that and more Janas feels the guy who's ready to come on and become that guy he is and people are underestimating. The fact. The books had the best record in a game he was the M._v._p.. And like you say he's going to continue to improve surrounded by shooters as well we any conversation. All of the guys that we mentioned are the top five in the game. I mean Katie and then you watching you mentioned James Harden. You Watch rockets game. This is an unstoppable offensive fourth. I cannot stop the entire team cannot stop them so it is so close it's we're talking about. I think if there's one way that we send up the conversation it is it in this case Green Jacobean right yes yes and as you guys thank you very much and we turn our attention back to the national football league. We're training camps are opening all over the place today. The cowboys the chiefs the rams rams the raiders the forty niners and the bengals all report the training campaign with that it truly feels like the N._F._l.. Season has officially begun and so the honor representing today's fundamentalist goes to our N._F._l.. Insider extraordinary thank you want it only Adam Schefter who will give the five biggest storylines of this training camp season in the N._F._l.. Shefty Oh Weiner start with number five green and this is a story that I think fans don't appreciate but I think is incredibly significant to the N._F._l.. And Its future and that is the impending C._B._A.. The talks that are going on. I think there's more optimism on both sides now that they'll be able to get a collective bargaining agreement hammered out at some point this season to set up the next decade or so so that the owners can go seldom media rights and the next contract once the T._v.. Rights notice the media right. We don't know what form football is going to be consumed in in the future but it's going to be an extraordinary deal. It's going to be a huge deal and before that deal can get done. They have to get the job done and I think that is one of the main storyline in season. Even though I think fans go they don't care as long as the Games don't go away and you're telling us they are going to go away so that's good news this so let's go on the field. That's number four number four. I think at this point you have to go with the Pittsburgh steelers their minus Levian bill their minus Antonio Brown. They're off a season in which they disappointed. This is a tremendous shift. We've heard so much about the killer bees in Pittsburgh. There's one be left Ben Rothlisberger who's GonNa Merge James Connor Jalen Sanyal James Washington dotty mockery. Somebody has to pick up the slack. This is an organization that has been very UN Pittsburgh like very characteristic in it's chaos well. They extended my Tomlin's contract by one year a little bit more stability trying to get back to where the steelers are used to being which is stable and in the postseason season works. They weren't last year a very interesting division. Okay what's number three speaking of the division anyway look at number three you go with the Cleveland Browns. Everybody's all fired up about Cleveland right so much hype so much excitement Odell Beckham junior is not the the only reason that on Monday night football what he's one of the main reasons that they're on Monday night football Baker Mayfield. This feels like the first time since Cleveland is backing Cleveland the N._F._L.'s back there and the browns are back in the N._F._l.. That The browns are legitimate playoff contender. The question is can the production live up to all the hype the excitement the optimism that's there but the fact that Cleveland is so relevant is one of the main storylines of this offender really good one I think for the National Football Football League right what's number two and we're going to go with the New England Patriots defending their Super Bowl title but not just defending their super bowl title doing it without Rob Gronkowski. We're Julian with a broken thumb with Sony Michelle on the published with a knee injury with a team that once again is lacking offensive weapons but they do. Tom Brady they do a bill. Check same old same old rinse and repeat same as it ever was greeny and as long as those two men are there Brady and bill check. All things are are possible so as New England sets out to defend. It's Super Bowl title that to me is the second biggest storyline in this young and it felt I could tell you Dan Orlovsky thinks they're going to be better this year than they were a year ago and that leads us what number one I hate eight to be a prisoner of the moment greenie but I think that's significant the holdouts okay because we're talking about holdouts on really good football teams with primary players Zeke Elliott may or may not be with the Dallas Cowboys Melvin Gordon his holdout all that is going to be a long and it's GonNa last the summer you have Washington Trent Williams. You've got yawning Godwin Jacksonville. He Got Michael Thomasson Juan's book the Saints Cowboys chargers Jaguars. They will have super bowl hopes. They're all missing primary pieces here but more than just these teams missing pieces is the idea where in recent seasons we've begun to see N._F._l.. Players reached for more power last summer Aaron. Donald holds olds out. That's a big deal Khalil Mack as away forces a trade players have forced trades trying to get bigger contracts. I think there's a bigger storyline unfolding in addition to the major blows that it is to these teams that can be real competitor and it's going keep shefty awfully busy over the next couple of weeks extraordinarily. Well done remind you that tonight. We've got soccer. Football of a different kind are next M._l._S. match to the top scores to the top teams in the league L. A._F._C.. Taking on Atlanta United that's ten eastern on E._S._P._N..

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 390: Phillies and Mets Hire GMs, Rule 5 Draft Results, Minor League Update

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 390: Phillies and Mets Hire GMs, Rule 5 Draft Results, Minor League Update

"Golden state concepts in baseball podcasts. We cover everything major league from spring training through the world series. Got your favorite club. Cover from new york to boston to la. This is the golden state media. Concepts baseball podcast. Hello and welcome in to another edition of gsm baseball. Podcast brought to you. By the mc podcast network. I'm your host kevin mahalick. It's monday december fourteenth. Hopefully guys had a fantastic weekend out there here. In the greater philadelphia area the weather was excellent creeping up towards the high fifties able to get outside and enjoy ourselves one last time here. It seems because jack frost and winter is coming right around the corner for the first time this season. It looks like we're going to get about a foot of snow around these parts. So i know in the north east boston kind of the new england area. They've gotten a bit of snow the past couple of storms. But we were lucky around here that it was still warm enough. It was rain but not anymore so about a foot of snow that should stick around for christmas. Make it a white christmas and Who's going to argue with that. I mean certainly not myself but wherever you're listening to this hopefully you guys had a fantastic weekend get in your holiday shopping going here since we are less than two weeks away from the big day. Or if you're in the hanukkah season. I know that has just begun so whatever you're celebrating out there hopefully your holiday seasons off to a fantastic start and i appreciate you guys. Listening in today's episode is gonna have a bit of a national league east flavor to it. Dave dombrowski was hired by the phillies. The mets made a higher of jared porter at general manager. We're going to talk about the rule five draft and then get into an update on the minor league system here today so we got a great show for you. Let's jump right into it here. Right up the top of the show. This is the first time i'm really going to be speaking about my philadelphia phillies here in great detail and yes of course i'm a fan of the phillies but wanna remain professional during all of this it and discuss what exactly is taking place here but the phillies have hired dave dombrowski as president of baseball operations and this became a bit of a surprising higher just due to the fact that dombrowski his name came up right when the the position initially became available but he had communicated that he wasn't interested and he was kind of looking into mlb expansion in what is taking place there well over the course of the past couple of weeks the phillies dad. Levine's names ben involved. They've had michael hill involved in over the past couple of weeks apparently. The commissioner's office reached out to dombrowski and told them that the time line on expansion has been pushed back a handful of years because of the corona virus issues going on. They want to make sure everything kind of stabilizes before they go into expanding into a new team. And i think these conversations manifested themselves because of Theo epstein out in chicago stepping down. I think one of the only ways to get him back into the game. This this upcoming season was to work in nashville with dombrowski on that expansion team. But if that team's not coming into fruition. Over the next couple of years dombrowski now found himself back in the job market. Because you know you didn't want to be sitting in quote unquote retirement for the next couple of seasons. So john middleton of the phillies called him up apparently over the course of twenty four forty eight hours a deal was discussed and more or less agreed to and now dombrowski is taken over the fills. And what does this mean. Are they going to hire gm. Under dave dombrowski. I mean for this upcoming season. Everybody's reporting and all the conversation is no he is going to take that title but as the president of baseball operations you can have a general manager underneath us so well they be keeping current acting. Gm ned rice in a similar role under dombrowski that is yet to be determined but ultimately middleton during his press. Conference came out in disgust. About how now they have to very experienced very well respected leaders at key positions within the organization dombrowski being one and the higher last year of joe girardi as manager being the other so he feels that those two will be able to get on the same page steady. The ship and pointed in the correct direction moving forward. But what do we know about dombrowski. Let me get into it here. Before i kind of get into his upcoming obligations for the phillies but is career. He actually started out with the montreal. Expos he was in the front office as a player development rep and worked his way all the way up to general manager of the expos He then went to work for the florida. Marlins where he he wanted tidal in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven in his fifth season with the team. He then dismantled everybody on the team. Everybody remembers the tear down in the fallout after that but he was also involved with building the team back up. He did leave florida. Four detroit in two thousand and two but after he left the marlins won the title again in two thousand and three and a lot of players involved with that team. Where because of dave dombrowski moves a handful of years earlier. So leaves florida to go to detroit. In which his second year they only one forty. Three games He then over. The course of the next decade with detroit went to two world series appearances to more american league championship series. Things did start to decline throughout his tenure. They're very similar to what happened to the phillies. No seven through eleven losing and losing a world series losing and then losing the al lds in that time there so was never able to get over the hump and win a world series in detroit but certainly put together a fantastic four year run. Before ultimately he was released from his duties in detroit he was then brought on with the red sox. This was his most recent stop. He was there for five plus years he himself. He took them to the playoffs. Losing back to back years in the al ds before winning the world series in two thousand eighteen but then subsequently being fired less than a year later in two thousand and nineteen and you think to yourself man. It's got to be difficult to be. Let go from a position less than a year after winning a world series for that team and a lot of this had to do with the contracts and the way the team was set up for future success so dombrowski 'em oh or kind of the mold that he comes from is he. He does trait. He's very aggressive in trades he typically gives up prospects in return for big league ready talent. One of the jokes locally in the media is basically every one of the top prospects. They're telling them to start packing their bags in not renewing the lease on their apartments because more often than not he shipping out prospects for major league levy major league level. Ready talent at this current time. So it'll be interesting to see his maneuvers philadelphia. But he's made a number of fantastic trades in his past so when it comes to trading. Of course there's some bad there's more good than bad but the contract situation is one that typically comes up when you're discussing dave dombrowski and in particular three or four examples. The most recent was mookie betts. Not being able to sign him to a long term deal. Because you have nate jawohl d for four years and sixty eight million dollars. You have david price for seven years. Two hundred and seventeen million dollars. You have jd martinez paid so you can't pay or allocate correct to the right players and that put them in the situation where they're currently in where twenty nineteen was a down year twenty twenty. This was not good for boston. And twenty twenty one certainly Still seems like a rebuilding year. But if you're a fan base would you take a world series title for three to five years of a rebuilt. I think maybe not in boston. Just because they're accustomed to a certain level of consistent success but here in philadelphia. The last title we got was twelve going on thirteen years ago. Now and that certainly bought guys three to five years. And ruben amaro junior. But if he's able to kind of wheel and deal and bring a title back to philly and we go through another rut like this. I'm sure he will be remembered. Positively within the city but his last deal here to discuss that is always brought. Up is the miguel cabrera extension eight years. Two hundred and forty eight million He still on the books for another couple of years through his age. Forty season. well that was the two sides of coin because dombrowski traded cabrera in his prime in detroit brought him in. He's one of the reasons they made it to two world series. Multiple playoffs triple crown winner. But then he also gives him the extension which ear in philly. everybody thinks. Oh we know that. That's called ryan howard. You don't pay him while they're coming up for their production so you pay them for past production in future seasons and ultimately they quote unquote do not live up to the current contract. So you know dombrowski. His resume certainly speaks for itself. They're very positive with bringing him in. It certainly seems like this was the phillies ideal candidate from the start. They went heavy after dombrowski he ultimately told them no because he was still interested in the expansion team but circumstances since then have changed the phillies were not able to get a few other top candidates that they had their mindset on and ultimately come back to dombrowski to bring him on board here moving forward so is he going to be able to jive war connect with the analytics style of baseball that continues to be more aggressive at. He said all the right things during his press conference. He likes to combine scouting and analytics. He knows people on both sides of the pendulum but he likes to combine them. He knows that the phillies are quote unquote retooling and not rebuilding. He spoke about aaron. Nola zack wheeler bryce harper. All the guys under contract who are above average big-league guy saying there's too much talent on this team to completely rebuild but they do need changes here to be more competitive specifically with the bullpen. That was discussed and i do think that him. And the drive line contingent in drive line is a style of program or company based on throwing metrics and workouts for your arm and those guys are very much involved with computers analytics. Wait sabermetrics kind of three d models. Things like that. So is dombrowski. Who's a bit more on the older side of things certainly not a quote unquote up and comer. Is he going to be able to relate an interpret that data and be able to communicate that amongst the scouting team amongst the coaching staff to implement a process that ultimately can make the phillies more successful moving forward. It will certainly be fascinating to see but first order of business of course is what to do with. Jt rio mutoko. Everybody thinks that the phillies chances of bringing back. Jt have drastically increased with the addition of dombrowski. Who once again has never been shy to throw around some to You know big league level talent. Big time talent. Mvp all-star type talent in real mewdell. So again with james mccann going to the new york mets which we'll discuss later in segment three here. When we talk about the mets and detail but that increases the chances of the phillies dombrowski increases the chances of the phillies. so it's basically down to the phillies the nationals and a few mystery teams out there. Maybe the rangers possibly having conversations but that will certainly be the first order of business for dombrowski is finalizing his market based on where mccann set the market. The years and what. They're looking to communicate their so next order is. We're hearing rumors about a possible vince. Velazquez trade. Vince was recently tendered. A contract during the arbitration back and forth within the past couple of weeks people in philadelphia thought he could be gone but ultimately Uh he was brought back. And i think this is the end goal. I think they're trying to move him. He's doing anywhere between three point. Eight and four point eight million dollars. So that's a good contract for a guy throwing mid ninety anybody out there can look at that and see the potential so i don't know what they would get back for velazquez but dombrowski likes to wheel and deal. He likes to move the prospects. I do believe we're gonna see some changes here in philadelphia based on their roster because ultimately. I'm just not sure the direction of this team. And this is me as a fan speaking here who watches every day but everybody knows about the bullpen. Everybody's turned over basically the entire bullpen. They're looking for top end. Bullpen help out there. Liam hendriks colom name it there in on it based on the reporting from the mlb insiders. But beyond that. I just think offensively the phillies really need to find what their identity is or are they strikeout homerun team or are they a small ball team. Are they new school or they old school kind of what ultimately direction are they trying to go here and i think that will help them with the drafting process because the phillies are the only team. Really to kinda screw up this whole rebuild process. I mean the san diego padres their up and coming now based on draft and offsetting that with the veteran editions. The chicago white sox have now entered that mold. They've drafted well now. They're adding veteran editions lance lynn. Lucas giolito dallas kaikal. All of these guys coming together and the phillies. They don't have any of these young prospects. I mean spencer howard's up there alec bomb are really the top two and that are close to ready but the next level or wave of talent because they've missed on so many draft picks is at the lower level of the farm system and certainly not going to be part of the cavalry. That shows up in two thousand and twenty one. So dombrowski. Not a rebuild. More of a retool and yet the minor league system seems like a rebuild. The major league products seems like a retool which certainly makes this a challenging opportunity here but big market team. We they have money to spend. They have the tv contracts. They have the ability to hopefully be competitive here in the near future but dombrowski certainly has his hands full on getting the phillies back to prominence. That'll do it here for the first segment of the baseball podcast brought to you by the mc podcast network. Well we'll do nows. We'll pause step aside for a word from one of our sponsors. They help us pay the bills around here and also where from one of our sisters shows that you guys should be checking out but when we come back on the other side we're gonna talk about the rule five draft. This went down over the past week. Eighteen picks were made. I'm gonna tell you guys about him and we'll find out if anybody's going to contribute here and twenty twenty one so stick around everyone. I'm your host kevin mahalick. We'll be right back. This is your ultimate stop for everything. Sports the golden state media concepts or podcast more from the nfl mlb the nba to mma. All in here. Golden state media concept's sports podcast. Listen mr to the gsm. See baseball. Podcast brought to you. The mc podcast network. I'm your host kevin. Mahalick appreciate you guys listening in if you haven't done so yet do me a favor. Hit that button. Rate and review the podcast. Click subscribe it all changes depending on what platform you're on whether it's spotify apple podcasts. Stitcher amazon music pandora wherever the guest is. You guys are listening because the more and more platforms become available the more and more different ways you guys can consume the great quality product here within the gmc podcast network but please hit that five star review. Write us a comment. Subscribe sheriff's with your friends. That certainly goes a long way for continuing to allow us to grow and bring quality content to everybody out there but here we are second segment of the baseball podcast. Where we're gonna be talking about the rule five draft and took place here over the past couple of days or i believe it was sunday ultimately. This went down friday night. I can't remember all the days with the holiday season running together here. I'm just glad to be talking to you. Guys but eighteen players were taken during the major league face. This was the same amount as twenty sixteen in two thousand seventeen. This was a very high number because people thought things could be quiet with the pandemic with the financial stress that the teams are currently under. They thought that this year could be relatively slow well. It was quite the opposite. It was very very active. And there's also a major league level portion and a minor league level portion to the rule five draft and everybody really only discussed is the major league level but they're over seventy players taken throughout the entire process which once again was a high for about the last eight years or so. So a lotta guys making moves a lot of guys now property of new teams and we're going to discuss the eighteen people that were moved here at the major league level. Fifteen of them were right handed pitchers whether it was starter or reliever a lot of right handed pitchers on the move. There were two outfielders and one shortstop ultimately drafted throughout the process. But how does it work exactly. Well teams pay one hundred thousand dollars purse selection to the players old team and then the new team must keep that player the twenty five man roster for the duration of the season if the team at any point whether it's spring training the month of september whenever it is decides against keeping that player on the active roster then they must be sent through waivers if they're unclaimed then they're offered back to their old team for fifty thousand dollars and typically. The old team takes them back. Gives one hundred thousand. They received and fifty thousand dollars richer. And you know no worse for wear essentially going on there so because a lot of times they won't be claimed on waivers because if they're not good enough to make your team they're typically not good enough to really make any team at the big league level because this is where the surprise out of eighteen players really came about because if you think about it it's typically teams at the bottom of the league that take these types of chances because these players a lot of them have played above aa or aaa have basically shown that they're not ready to contribute at the major league level. And if they were they would be on the roster of the team that currently owns that are currently has their contract so a lot of the lesser teams. Bring them over because yeah. That's a good team. We're not we think you could make and that's typically what happens. So are there any success stories. Out of rule five draft picks and yes but you know a lot of them ended up going to the new squad for a month two months into the season. Maybe they get a couple of guys back healthy and they just wanted to look at this person ultimately so they send them back but more so than not these. Do not work out but there have been the circumstances where not only of rule. Five draft picks gone on to make the team for the entirety of the season but ultimately go on to have successful careers because notable rule five selections who have made an all star team then throughout their career breaking it down here position player and pitcher style of things on the position players side. You have jose batista george bell. Bobby baena darrell evans josh hamilton. Dan uggla fernando vina and shane victorino and reading those names in my head. I'm going yeah. I know every one of these names so you know at one point. These guys were stuck in the minor leagues for five plus seasons unable to break into the big league club with their current organization so they got a second chance they took advantage of it and ultimately had successful careers on the pitching side of things. Jason greeley willie hernandez mike morgan. Jeff nelson darren o'day johan santana yoki m- soria and ryan presley have all made the all star game after being selected in the rule five draft. So it can be basically a lottery pick your paying one hundred grand for potentially a lottery pick given this guy a shot. Maybe he's been buried behind a few other top prospects because this is where the forty man purge that takes place because if your own organization thinks highly of you enough or your time line is quick enough. They add you to the forty man roster. They know this years in advance when players are going to be ruled five eligible and they plan roster construction in order not to lose a ton of prospect. So if you're on this list your team knows hey you either drafted high of high potential. But things just haven't worked out to this point to where we're going to protect this other person instead of yourself. So let's get into some of these picks. Let's breakdown who's going where ultimately like i said. Eighteen selections so a busy evening the other day but the pirates had the first pick. They took jose soriano a right handed. Pitcher from the angels soriano underwent tommy. John surgery last february. He missed a season His elbow scar i. It's it's touchy so but the fire it's ultimately they think it could be a positive thing. He misses more time. He continues to rehab get the rest of his body healthy and he could come back. You know better than he ever was before moving on so soriano to the pirates was the top pick in the rule five draft this year next. We have the rangers and ultimately before. I get into the rangers pitcher. Because i'm going to butcher his name. I do have to say some of these names. In this rule. Five draft topnotch shot. These guys shout out to the parents everybody involved. These names are pretty salad here at the top of the list. So i know. I'm going to butcher some of these guys but forgive me since you know. They're obviously former minor leaguers. And i don't know the entire roster the rangers they took day juice g. e. u. s. from the dodgers the dodgers ultimately lost to prospects to the rule five draft. They were the only team to lose more than so people taking advantage of the dodgers organization and the depth that they have out there in l. a. but brett juice right handed pitcher of course. Yeah he's he's an interesting relief. Prospect is valid city went up when he moved to the bullpen but he struggled with command ultimately. Has it looked apart. So it'll be interesting to see if the rangers can get anything out of that or he'll just be a camp arm for them down there but third overall the tigers took a keel bad. Do an outfielder from the twins bed do was the twins second round pick in the twenty sixteen draft. Of course you know he. He's behind a pretty pretty good outfield there in minnesota so i certainly see why he hasn't been able to crack the lineup. He's also had tommy john throughout his a professional career. Sell good strength goodspeed. but ultimately i think the pitching is going to be too much and he will not make the tigers. Even though you know the opportunity will be there. So the red sox took garrett whitlock from the yankees whitlock had tommy john in july of two thousand nineteen so he'll be coming off about eighteen months when they head into twenty twenty one. I sat success at the aa level so relief pitcher fastball slider combination of the red sox are hoping if they could develop a change maybe they can move him into the rotation and he could be a piece there for the future the orioles took mac skirl ler and number five from the cincinnati reds schoolers. Uncle was also a big league pitcher for the baltimore orioles. So the kid here. He's got a big frame loose armies that success in high but certainly hasn't pitched above that so nobody really knows if he will be able to stick around here in baltimore but the diamondbacks a number six they took zach pop from the orioles. Pop is another member to undergo tommy. John tommy john these guys this is because that forces them to miss one maybe two seasons and throughout that time you're not going to elevate them up the chain single eight aa so they then become behind the eight ball and buckeye behind their actual process which allows them to be in aa in your five because really they've only played for three years and they sent them out with injuries. So pop has twenty two career appearances at double a so. He's had success. They're potentially if he stays healthy he could make a run for the diamondbacks the rockies at number seven jordan sheffield a right handed pitcher from the dodgers. So sheffield's got great stuff. It's really just about command durability he's been in and out of the lineup walks guys when he was at double a so the odds are against him figuring it out if he can't find himself consistently in the strike zone at number eight. Angels took jose alberto rivera. Let's see from the astros. It's one of the most interesting arms here in this class. He's been used long any short inning. Reliever starter all over the place. His fastball touches one hundred. He's got a splitter that people think can work off of it so the angels looking for help in the relief side of things in their bullpen. They're going to take a ticket at rivera from houston. At number nine. The mets they took louis oviedo array handed pitcher from cleveland. He was not picked in last year's draft even though he was eligible last year so i had a good good twenty twenty or didn't participate because of the pandemic but continued to develop workouts videos. Things like that. He finds himself taken at number nine here in twenty twenty but at ten the mariners took will vest a right handed pitcher from the tigers. He can basically a short right hander. Deceptive delivery a writing fastball. He appeared in three different levels in two thousand nineteen was in the arizona. Fall league so he's facing good competition and the mariners little short staffed. They think he has a good chance to make the opening day lineup and potentially throw some innings out there first. Seattle number eleven is kyle holder the philadelphia phillies took him from the yankees holder. Was the thirtieth pick in the two thousand fifteen draft but really hasn't hit to the point of where he was able to climb the ladder. He's great quality fielder so the the hitting no suggests that he's basically a backup at the major league level and the phillies with some question. Marks around the shortstop position second base third base gene. Score on the block didi gregorius. A free agent is scott. Kingery that guy. I certainly understand why the depth that the short stop spot was the reason the phillies went there. In the rule. Eight draft at number twelve. The giants took dead. Neil newness right. Handed pitcher from the mets nunez. Missed the second half of the two thousand and nineteen season due to a shoulder. Injury of course did not participate in two thousand and twenty. But he's got a high spin rate on his fastball. his off speed particularly leaves much to be desired. But if you can ride that fast ball up in the zone and work some sort of off speed off of it. You can have success here at the big league level. Because that's how you offset kind of the increase. In the degree of the swing plane through the zone you offset that with elevated fastballs and reduce that contact surface time through the zone to be effective so and number thirteen. The marlins took paul campbell from the tampa bay. Rays campbell was a back end starting prospect due to multiple pitches in his arsenal but his strikeouts have never really shown what some of his analytics or sabermetrics show. And when it comes to spin rate You know he's up there on the list but his performance and results really haven't shown to that level so he's dealt with some arm juice forearm and issues. Injuries could be an issue for moving forward but certainly has the opportunity to stick around in the mix you have the chicago cubs at fourteen taken. Greif enter a right handed. Pitcher from the orioles fentor. He's a small guy right hander. above average fastball. breaking ball. but he's never been above class so He walks a little bit too. Many people hasn't shown the command in the zone. But the stuff is there so if the cubbies if they see something in spring training or in camp they could potentially get him a back end starter out of this pick here. So cleveland at fifteen took trevor stefan ryan pitcher from the yankees. Stefan's one pitcher who could Probably benefit from a new organization. Cleveland's gonna move him to the bullpen from the starting rotation but high spin fastball sweeping. Slider they think that two picks mix is going to be able to make him effective number sixteen. The athletics took tom outfielder from cleveland. Tom has done well. As a professional in two thousand nine hundred ninety two ninety between aa and aaa short small guy only five nine. Kind of jose altuve aish. Let's see if oakland gives him a shot to see can hit the big league level and the last two picks here number seventeen the orioles. They took tyler wells from the minnesota twins organization. He is well had tommy. John surgery hasn't pitched in a regular season game since two thousand eighteen. This kind of gets back to my point of missing two years so of course he's down on the the twins ladder of prospects but six foot eight big kid three-quarter arm slot. Nice little bit of run the orioles. I would be excited to see somebody with that stature as well at number eighteen. You have the athletics danny. A right handed pitcher from the blue jays. Jimenez was selected last year in the rule. Five draft by the giants but ultimately was sent back to the blue jays. So he is now available again in the athletic say. Hey maybe try out this time with us and we'll see if you can make the squad but certainly an active role five draft like we talked about eighteen picks and made seventy total over the minor league portion. It was kind of fascinating to watch the wheeling and dealing going on during the winter meetings in the rule five draft. But that'll do it here for segment number. Two of the gsm see baseball. Podcast brought to you. By the mc podcast network. I'm your host kevin mahalick. We'll step aside for a minute and then we'll come back and discuss the new york mets. They hired a gm. They made some signings. What's going on in new york. Stick around find out. 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That's next on my list. That's one thing. I'm not looking forward to. Although i do appreciate the new wrapping paper with the squares on the back it works better for guys like me who can basically just count squares. Measure things out. Cut along those lines. And you're good to go because if you're giving me a blank side to the wrapping paper you're certainly gonna get something that does not look as pretty as if you're going to help me out there on the backside so hopefully you guys enjoying yourself. Stay in safe staying healthy out there. Things are certainly crazy here in pennsylvania. We're entering another three week. Lockdown no more indoor dining jim salon saloon salons whatever you wanna call them out there shut down to so it certainly getting crazy but Stay safe during the holidays. Enjoy yourself and thanks again for listening here. But we're jumping back into our conversation. We're going to talk about the new york mets they've been in the headlines over the past couple of days. They had a frantic weekend. They hired a general manager. His name is jared porter. He is currently the assistant. General manager of the diamondbacks will now be taken over. gm responsibilities in new york and they also signed catcher. James mccann to a four year deal so my question is which order did those come in. And who signed to whom essentially so. We'll start out with jared border. And then we'll get into of the player roster side of things in new york. But who is jared porter. Well he's got a very impressive background. He was with the red sox from two thousand four. All the way up to two thousand fifteen. He started their under theo epstein. He started out as an intern but then continued to work his way up the organization. He became player development assistant then the coordinator of professional scouting then assistant director of professional scouting and ultimately the director of professional scouting in boston. So he was there during three world series victories. Two thousand four two thousand seven twenty thirteen all within the scouting portion side of things then in two thousand sixteen he reunited with theo epstein in chicago the cubs hired him to be there director of professional scouting and special assistant. Moving forward so porter. Was there in two thousand sixteen when chicago broke the curse so he has four world series to his resume. And he's been in arizona from two thousand seventeen until of course he was named mets general manager so he joined the diamondbacks as senior vice president and assistant general manager in twenty seventeen. He was rumored to be a candidate. The past couple of years for a bunch of different gm roles and ultimately you know now has a new challenge of taking over a large market team in new york coming from a smaller market atmosphere in arizona because porter has been known to talk about combining scan scouting and analytics. You know this seems to be the new age conversation. I talked to you guys about how dave dombrowski mentioned something very similar during his initial press conference. I'm sure porter. we'll talk about. Hey scouts matter analytics matter. It's about a marriage between the two and not going ultimately one way or the other and finding that long term success so it'll be interesting to see ultimately how he Pans out there in new york because of course his background is in scouting is in player. Development doesn't have a ton of success ultimately when it comes to the contract side of things and those are two totally different worlds dombrowski very good at one struggles at the other. It'll be interesting to see how jared porter comes across when it comes to contract negotiations and ultimately making deals and i think we're gonna find out sooner than later because like i mentioned james mccann was signed to a four year. Forty million dollar deal. And this came out hours before. Jared porter was reported to be or named general manager of the team. So i'm sure behind the scenes. Jared porter was informed or involved in some of the conversation around whether or not they should sign james mccann. Because i don't believe you sign a player to a four year contract hours prior to offering general manager title to a candidate and not letting them know. Hey i'm hiring you a new employee spending some of your money and here's your offer. We talked about so you would think that. Hey we're thinking about doing this. We're discussing this. What's your what's your vision. Which your goal and then ultimately will figure out the details such as your salary your title when it comes to further conversation but yeah mccann was added four years. He's only thirty years old. Of course coming off an eighteen point three million dollar contract a record for a catcher for a season. He hit two eighty nine fifteen. Rbi's in thirty one games that he played of course. The season was shortened. And he didn't get all that money. But you guys get it out there. So i was an all star two thousand eighteen career high averaging in two thousand and nineteen seems to be coming into his prime at the age of thirty but catchers when they get on that other side you know they decline rather quickly so we'll be fascinating to see if he can continue his ascend name trajectory or if ultimately he will get over that hill quickly and this contract could look like a mistake so very similar conversation with jt real mute so very similar timelines side do like the four year deal for somebody at thirty thirty one years old. I know rea- wants five. Six seven. And i do think this is part of the hold-up when it comes to his recruitment but mccain he was a consensus second best catcher out there on the free agency market. Let's see here for his career. He's thrown out thirty six point. Three percent of base stealers are not first career since two thousand fifteen. Excuse me so for the last five years. He's thrown out thirty six point three and jt. Real mutel is at thirty six point zero. So those two right at the top of the list ranked third and fourth martinez maldonado in salvador perez. At thirty seven seven thirty six nine. So those guys. Obviously in the top three percentile when it comes to defense throwing out baserunners. It's just a matter of the offense in it for the mets mccann can continue to deliver signing at about ten million dollars a year. So if that wasn't porter's i move whether it was or it wasn't i'm sure he's going to talk about how he was informed by the team. He agreed with the move. He's looking forward to it during his initial press conference but he's got a lot on the to do list and the phillies with tim browse the to do list wasn't so great. It's maybe a trade of number five starter or are we gonna move an older shortstop. What's going on but in new york. These are prime time moves need or could be made because of course with the james mccann edition. People are assuming that that thinks you know they're gonna go for. Trevor bauer george springer or even maybe francisco lynn door because all reports are that. They're looking at two big fish in the market. And james mccann was not one of those big fish so you can remove jt rio mutsu from that conversation and it becomes a bit clearer ultimately what they're trying to do. So it's been reported there. In on. George springer and i think springer would be the next domino to fall in new york after springer the attention then go to trevor bauer. If they can't work out a deal based on the numbers there maybe they go to the bullpen liam hendriks potentially or second tier starters jayco dharavi style of things but That's going to be number. One on the to do list is figuring out ultimately which direction we're going this offseason and how heavily we're going to dive into that direction because internally there's a couple of questions to be answered as well so michael conforto who's had himself a good couple of years. It's been talked about that. His agent. scott. Boris they wanna get through twenty twenty one and test the market. Well mets fans. Don't want it to get there. They want to sign conforto to an extension. He's twenty seven years old in his prime so They think that is something that this off season. At least the conversation should be taken place between conforto in the mets because if he hits the market they think somebody's ultimately going to overpay for his services noah. Syndergaard is also somebody who's up for a contract extension. This one's a little bit tricky. Because of course tommy. John surgery recently. Taking place with syndergaard is going to be back. In twenty twenty one is going to be dominance or does he take things a little bit. Slow does he. Sit out twenty one. Enter free agency healthy coming off. Tommy john does he go the route of throwing bullpens in the off season to prove guys that he still has the stuff and he's willing to come back or does he try to rush it and push it to come back in twenty twenty one you know get some tape on the books get some stats back in. Be able to carry that over into a contract in two thousand twenty two so syndergaard though. He comes back right where he was. He's a legit number two at best a number one at worst the number three so atop one two or three pitcher on the market. He's gonna get scooped up with arm. Problems are not and that's where met fans are looking to possibly extend syndergaard before he becomes expensive or they lose him as well because they lost wheeler to free agency. They don't wanna lose syndergaard in a similar style so of course in new york you got to figure out what's going on with the coaching staff. There's a lot to be to be determined down there. A few other front office positions could be filled assistant. General manager a few other executives are a key title that usually thrown around in new york. But everybody's excited because owner steve cohen. He's aggressive sandy. Anderson is known to be aggressive and people believe that jared border is going to come in and be able to work with both of those individuals on a positive level. I mean twitter reactions reactions amongst the industry are very happy. And very positive for jared border and people think that he's going to do a nice job there in new york so now that they have general manager. Does the money come soon after. Are we going to get a george springer citing trevor bauer francisco door. What's the move in new york now. That james mccann is in the fold. As well as jared porter it will certainly be fascinating to see which direction they're going there so they've added. Trevor may added mccann. Start this off season in new york with certainly the biggest fish left out there to potentially be caught. But that'll do it for our mets conversation. I now want to talk to you guys about some other signings that have taken place. We talked about james mccann. He was the big one over the past couple of days. But there were a few under the radar. Signings and transactions ultimately that took place one of them being with the seattle mariners. Right handed pitcher. Chris flexing signed a major league level deal to return to the mariners. He was recently in the k. B o in twenty twenty so he had a three zero one one hundred and sixteen innings in the k b o and he will be coming back to pitch with the seattle mariners in twenty twenty getting a second chance league side. The texas rangers. They made a trade with v tampa bay rays. They acquired first baseman nate. Low in a six player deal They're also getting. Let's see first baseman jake. Gunther and a player to be named later will be there. Three the razor receiving catcher outfielder dough hernandez infielder oss lobbyists basan bay and outfielder alexander ovallis to tampa bay so a lotta lower level prospects going back and forth the big name. They are rate mate. Low going from tampa bay over to texas in deal. Few other trades were finalized The reds finalized glossiest trade. They're getting leonardo reverse from the angels as the player to be named later ribas twenty three and he never played above high a. So certainly a lottery ticket. There for the reds. The brewers and dodgers completed the corey the cory novel trade. Leo crawford went from the dodgers to complete the trade crawford's twenty three. He had a strong two thousand. Nineteen between single-a aa a two eight one. Era so nice. Get there for the brewers. Let's see here. There were a few other. Oh the rangers added reliever ed debris ramos on a minor league level deal with the major league level option. He had been with the phillies for years. Out of the bullpens. Got a nice off speed. Slider that is really devastating when it's in the zone but he just hasn't been able to find consistency off of his fastball. To go along with it. The rangers signed david dos. So the rangers were busy. They traded for eight low. They also signed david doll doll. Of course was non tendered by the rockies last week only twenty six years old a former first round pick he was all star in two thousand nineteen so the rangers very inexpensive one year. Three million dollar deal for doll to head back to texas. Let's see a couple more here. The mets of course mccain but lastly. The dodgers added veteran depth on minor league deals brandon moral jimmy nelson brock stewart and james pazos all added to the dodgers on minor league level deals to round out their roster out there in l. a. so not a ton of action happening at the high levels when it comes to signings or transactions across major league baseball. Of course the winter meetings being all virtual may have helped with the slowdown here. Over the past seventy two hours but the rule five draft was busy the phillies now have a general manager and can find themselves making some moves. The mets now have a general manager can start making some moves because you know those two teams in those big markets are heavy hitters and a lot of time set the market for these lower level teams trying to come in for these relief pitchers are the phillies going after hendrix or the mets and they can kind of set the market from there on down. But that'll do it here for segment number three of the gsm see baseball. Podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network. Your hosts kevin mahalick. I do appreciate you guys listening in. We'll step aside one last time here for word from one of our sponsors one of our sister shows but we come back. I'm an update. You guys what's going on in major or minor league baseball now. Major league minor league baseball out there there has been an update across. Mlb their relationship. What's going on so we'll update you there. And then we'll talk about all the rumors news and notes currently taking place so stick around everyone. I'm your host kevin mahalick. We'll be right back. Want to know the latest and soccer. That listened to the golden state media. Concept's soccer podcast. M l s is the world the premier league we've got you covered the latest update the hottest matches news on the league's top players. It's the golden state media concept soccer. Podcasts listen now. Justice to the fourth and final segment of the gsm see baseball. Podcast brought to you by the gsm. See podcast network. I'm your host kevin. Hollick appreciate you guys tuning in today. If you haven't checked out the other shows within the podcast network do yourself a favor. Type in g. s. m. c. right there into the search icon. You'll get a plethora of different shows. It's like twenty to thirty whatever topic you're interested in whether it's sports the nba nhl fantasy football. The playoffs coming up here or it's books politics news music movies. Whatever it is whenever you're into we got a fantastic show for you guys within the podcast network. So this is the fourth and final segment here on december fourteenth. Hopefully you guys are having a great time thus far appreciate you tuning in here today but wanted to give you an update on minor league baseball within the past week been some new reports new traction a lot of new stuff going on and basically wanted to share that intel. With you guys if you didn't see the report or what's ultimately currently taking place. Because last time. I talked to you guys about it man. I can't remember. I think maybe a month ago now at this point but nobody really knew the direction everybody knew kind of the overall structure but it really was kind of a wait and see or a holding pattern to try to determine next steps and the step that recently took place was that one hundred and nine hundred teams received their quote unquote invitations for the twenty twenty one season and this invitation means to be an affiliated member of major league baseball because the the options that are being discussed or either major league baseball or a wooden bat summer league an independent professional league. They're trying to come up with different options to make sure nobody completely collapses or causes kind of economic downturn. Some of these ballparks are in smaller town smaller cities they employ a lot of individuals. You know they bring in a lotta touristy people from out of town things like that. So they're trying not to totally decimate anyone but out of that there have been one hundred nineteen not one hundred and twenty because there's one that will talk about but one hundred and nineteen have received quote unquote invitations and the one that we're leaving out because one hundred twenty where sent out this. One is a bit tricky. Because apparently this one was with fresno there is currently a aaa team in fresno that was basically invited but told moving forward that they will be a low a affiliate now so going from triple a. Caliber stadium seating sizing operations down to a low level. Is something that they're working through. Because there's conversation that you know fresno needs to look at the economics try to understand. Could they potentially make more money as a wood bat operator because there are some teams that based on where they're at whether they're moving up or down the franchise evaluation will not be as high as it was. So will they be able to kind turn and go into the college level type of programming. Does this still bring in enough revenue. Is it a high quality. Baseball is good enough to bring in fans to the stand so a lot of this has to be discussed but fresno is currently not happy going from triple hey down to a low a affiliate but this is where they're at so if they say no ultimately move on this could also be taken place across the hundred in nineteen. They've essentially been made aware. Hey this is the offer you have. Let me know if you want to accept there. Haven't been any specific. Paper works out or any contracts or details because there is some early word coming back like wilmington delaware close to us in the greater philadelphia area. Apparently they've come out and said yes. We don't even care what the contract says. We would love to be associated and affiliated. We are in. Because i currently believe that they are independent baseball so now they will receive an affiliation which of course will increased their business evaluation of things because what isn't affiliation mean basically. Hey you're socio. With major league baseball. But that increases the revenue it increases the franchise evaluation. What it's worth but also all of the salaries are then paid by the major league level team and not by your own internal operation so the salaries of the players in the salaries of the coaches of course which are your biggest expenses. When it comes to any professional team those will be paid by the phillies. The mets whoever it is as opposed to a fresno now goes independent fresno has to figure out how to pay those players salaries and bring them in and ultimately Have them perform. So it'll be fascinating to see where that yes or no stands could there be other teams potentially and if a team says no like a fresno. Mlb already has a backup plan in place to kind of offset or next time. You know basically a waiting list so to speak and one team. We're hearing on that. Waiting list is team again. Local here to the northeast but his trenton new jersey. Trenton was not chosen again by their parent affiliated team but based on their location geography wise the amount of professional teams on the east coast. Certainly it feels like if somebody were to say no. Trenton lied right in there. And take their place. So the initial invitations have been sent out to one hundred nineteen hundred and twenty including fresno. But that was the biggest one that seen the the most amount of kickback here early. On but from the business side of the minor league team there's also been memo's mandates conversations around how estimated travel expenses could increase one hundred to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the twenty twenty one season. This would be due to having to get more rooms on the road because guys can't share rooms. It's due to having to get more buses because you can only have a certain number of people on a bus. This goes into facilities. And you know all the travel. That's involved with buses airplanes as well as baseball is going to have a stipulation. If it's over a certain mile marker you then have to fly and some of these lower level you know operations were drive in six seven eight nine ten hours and kind of doing their routine well. This could be labeled too far for player safety. They now have to fly. And these are all new expenses that you did not have previously. It is understood that the majority i mean at least one hundred one hundred and five hundred and ten maybe even one hundred and fifteen of the one hundred and twenty. Who have received invites will accept thor invitation. Because it's been communicated from major league baseball that essentially went to every team every organization and gave them first dibs at retaining their affiliates currently so they went to the phillies. I just keep using them. Because i know they're minor league system the best here but Their aaa team is now in the lehigh valley. Which is an hour and a half from philadelphia. The aa team is in reading which is an hour and a half from philadelphia. Then you have the floor to league team of course down there but you have a middle tier team Single ball in new jersey. Everything is very close to philadelphia. And this is ideally. Would major league baseball wanted for the rest of its teams because teams like the new york. Mets or the minnesota twins that the mets triple eight team is in las vegas nevada or the twins. Aaa team is in rochester. New york and up in toronto. They got a team in western canada. That they can utilize and what was happening. That people weren't realizing if they were paying attention depth was that some of these teams would not promote players to this level due to the ability logistically to have the option to pull them up to the bigs. So the mets would keep people in aa because that was closer to queens than aaa and if they work their bullpen over the weekend against the nationals and they have to call somebody up while somebody can get here from a couple of hours instead of across the country. So we'll just pull guys up from aa so it kind of manipulated the tiered system of the minor leagues and didn't put the best competition ultimately where they could be just due to geography right. So it's something that always fascinated me like the nationals. They have harrisburg a couple of hours. So but there are teams with cross country trips multiple. Our time zones told this story on here with ryan presley. A buddy of mine who got called up at midnight one night. He was in lehigh valley and our from my place and he's like. Hey man i got called up to the show. I gotta be in kansas city tomorrow so i got up early out of bed six. Am picked him up job into the airport. He hopped in an airplane flew to kansas city. Went right to the ballpark and ended up throwing in the game that night so like i woke up in allentown pennsylvania at five am was thrown in the big leagues and kansas city. About ten twelve fourteen hours later so it was just fascinating to kind of follow that too and ultimately see. This is what the people are going through. But i myself just tuning in at seven thirty seeing this press guy. Give up a home run. And i'm in this guy stinks. What's he doing here not realize needs traveled. Woke up early gone through all of this uncomfortable. Logistic side of things together here as opposed to a car ride for an hour and a half and boom. You're good to go. So i do implore the geography side of things and how that should be set up and where they should move going forward. Of course you have. The human side of things There's going to be less number of affiliated teams which means less number of professional players less number of workers at those stadiums and all the way down to the ground floor. I it's certainly isn't something you wanna see but you know baseball. They've come out. This isn't new It's just a new step to ultimately finding the final product. Now that major league baseball is going to kind of overtake the minor league system in its entirety here so one. Hundred and twenty teams get invitations. The next couple of months will be yes nose and then ultimately filling in those teams and finding out who they're going to be affiliated to wear the geography is going to be and ultimately thinks should come to arrest here hopefully soon and they'll figure things out to try to put together twenty twenty one season with the vaccine now being released people don't know operation late speed or whatever it warp speed. I think it is so my star wars coming out. Light speed star trek. Whatever it is. It's a lot fun here but let's wrap up the last couple of minutes here. Talking about the latest rumors news notes going on across major league baseball head. It seems like every day we get a little bit of something but never that huge bites to talk about such as its app. Free agent ultimately signed in somewhere. But what's going on. What's the latest. We're hearing that the l. a. Angels are basically going to be involved in the entire pitching market. There's rumors that they're going to be talking to. Trevor bauer. there's rumors they're going to be discussing. Blake snail maniaci out. There's wheel and deal in justin upton. He's looking to be moved here. So you know. The astros are reluctant to overpay second level. Starters and really want to go for the top end guys here so we could see. The angels continued to be active and it could be them versus the mets for a couple of top arms on the market. So corey kluber. He's gonna throw on a mound for a couple of teams here in the next couple of days. let's see by the end of december. He was a two time cy young winner. Of course he was shut down this year after one ending and he didn't throw in twenty nineteen so hasn't logged a full season since twenty eighteen but the red sox twin syrup couple of teams that have been pointed out. but let's see kluber is going to be throwing a bullpen here in the next couple of weeks and see if that leads to a assigning moving forward the tampa bay rays. It's been said that they are. Mulling a Chris archer reunion. Of course they traded archer to the pirates years back for a couple of different prospects including meadows glass. Now those guys have panned out in tampa bay but archer finds himself out there on the market. He's thirty two. We sat out twenty twenty recovering from surgery corona virus concern so he could be looking for a one year deal try to bet on himself and ultimately parlay that into way higher level pain contracts over the next couple of years and the tampa bay rays seemed to be interested potentially We also have nolan. Aaron nado updated conversation. People are talking about how between aaron nado he may have to choose. Between the money and contention a lot of people are saying if he opts out of his current deal. He'll be looking at a deal similar to that of a troy lewinsky. Probably more on that four year five year deal and won't be the high end of what he's currently getting so he can either stay in colorado make his money or potentially opt out go to a contender and make a little bit less from his side of things but the red sox they have interest in quite a few starting pitchers we talked about them being interested in kluber. Well it's also come out that they are interested in richhill as well as jaco dharavi. Of course chris sale is expected to return. Had watteau rodriguez. Nobody really knows with corona virus. What's going on there. So they have a couple of openings to add to the rotation and hill or outdoorsy and kluber are certainly guys who i think would benefit boston next year. The washington nationals are interested in cows. Schwarzer swampers name has been out there since he was. Non tendered like david doll who recently signed eddie. Rosario now on the list so schwartz the next guy who could potentially get plucked up Nationals manager david martinez. He was with the cubs while she warburg was there. So there's a connection there that could potentially bring him into the fold in washington moving forward. But that'll do it here for today's episode. There's a few other rumors but none of them. I level enough to continue discussing with you guys. We'll just wrap up today's episode here at just over an hour once again. Thanks for tuning in. Please sit that like button. Rate and review the podcast cliffs subscribe. Give us a comment do all that. Good stuff that helps us continue to grow here so tell us tell about us to one of your friends. You know if you guys enjoyed the show send text help us. Spread the word. 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"Baseball tonight, the podcast. This is the baseball podcast for Thursday. January twenty four two thousand nineteen BUSTER only our producer every day is just macrey. Josh. Look, even if I hadn't covered Morano Rivera for four years. I would have thought the moment the other night that we saw was pretty cool. What you think? Oh, no question about it. Buster may everyone knew that. He clearly was going to get in. Everyone was just waiting to see was it going to be one hundred percent. Of course, everyone by now knows that it was and it's been a long time coming for someone to finally get it, and it was really cool to see it happen to him. And to see the reaction. I obviously I'm saying that as a Red Sox fan, but putting that aside. He clearly deserved it. Yeah. Here's what it sounded. Like, Mario Rivera and his family when the call comes in from Jack O'Connell from the baseball writers. Yeah. John so anybody who says one hundred percent doesn't matter. Yeah. It matters. What do you think? I agree. I also think it's funny. Saying this tongue in cheek obviously, nobody really waited to see what he was the first person to do is that you are the first person we let the guy finish the sentence. Just kidding, obviously. Yeah. What school to Jack O'Connell when I covered the Yankees. Jack O'Connell is covering the Anki, and he really had such respect for Veira. I bet you that was a fun. Call for him to make Edgar Martinez. Got to call the baseball writers. No, the new Yoko. Hello. Speak with. Edgar edgar. Hi is Jack O'Connell the Baseball Writers Association of America and calling to tell you that the writers have elected to the national baseball hall thing. -gratulations? Thank you. Thank you, sir. The call. You've been waiting along. Some of it some of voting for your ten times, but expression better late than ever. So very happy for yet. Really? Thank you. Thank you, really. Martinez. Take. Well, how about Jack throwing everybody else under the bus? Voted for you ten. I'm just kidding. He does a great job of that ROY halladay late in great ROY halladay also voted in and Mike Besina vote in the hall of fame. Edgar Martinez was on sportscenter talking about how good at fell to get that call the percentage went up a lot last year this year, obviously, everything will start in high in the nineties. So I know we was a big possibility. This year always waiting around for the call is is something that you know, you can nervous energy all day. And it's a great feeling when finally you get the call. So it will just a great day. Josh, I think we got some insight into why you're Martinez was such a great hitter because seem aids and opposing pitchers would talk about how he seemed to slow the game down you talk about even thank you favor. People have three people always say the best player. Pulse. Doesn't get higher in the big moment. They stay on man. You can clearly see that with. Yeah. So what's up with Rivera? We thought he is heart rate was always the same. It was his family BUSTER fan. No. He went crazy to Rivera talked on sportscenter about learning. He got in unanimously. I'm kidding. I couldn't believe it. When they said that I they said that congratulated me for the hall of fame. And then he says, well, I have another news. What happened or you, you unanimous? Oh, my guy win crazy on Wednesday. Mike Mussina Mariano Rivera. Edgar Martinez were in New York along with the family of ROY halladay. Mike Mussina Gabay. Thank you in his introduction. Obviously, we wanna thank everyone just really surprised that I'm even here this year caught me off guard quite a bit. But everybody's support from from the first year. I want to say thank you to the twenty percent voted for me the first year. That kept me on the ballot. So I could work my way up slowly. So thank you to those guys. And thanks for everyone for supporting us. We all appreciate it. Especially mean, Edgar guys that have been on the ballot for a few years. And it's it's a tremendous honor. It's it's it's a long time since I sat in a press conference with all these cameras flashing in New York. But it's just it's just exciting. It was the first time I came, and I'm thrilled to be considered with with the other great players in the game with the guys I'm sitting with and and thanks thanks to everyone and congratulations to my teammate and minute teammate, and and to the holiday family, and and it's a great honor. Thank you. Yeah. And the fact that Halliday was not there is a stat reminder of his death. And buck Martinez was on with Freddie and Fitz. Simons talking about the incredible career arc of ROY halladay. When he first came up, he really struggled. He was over the top four seam. Fastball pitcher with an uncle curve curveball and my first year managing in two thousand one he was with us at spring training. And everybody remembers that he threw a near no hitter at a second bigly game. But in two thousand and one in spring training. He was struggling and Mark Connor was my pitching coach gold asks was GM, and we all got together and decided that we would give ROY a breeder give them a chance to start on all over go back down to the minor leagues. We sent it all the way back to the Florida stately and told him dock we want you go down there and get joy back in your game and gain some confidence. And we know you'll be back. You've got two good stuff. Not to be in. Yeah. He was upset and he was disappointed. But. Same time when she got down there. He put his mind to it. The came back a hall of Famer. Yeah. Made adjustment with delivery with the help of Mel Queen. And now this forthcoming summer. He'll be honored in Cooperstown. Well, today, we'll talk with David Nebraska, president of baseball operations for the Red Sox about what's next for the defending champions. Paul indicators will join us to talk about the current class of all of famers, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago discusses a slow winter for the cubs in a very slow market. Let's get to it. It's more just a conversation. It's the weekly dish with Keith law. Baseball tonight all covers baseball free SPN. He scouts free SPN rates SPN. And Keith you got your top one hundred prospects under much demand coming out soon. Tell us about that. So it starts on Monday with my annual column of the guys who just missed which is actually longer this year. I think I fifteen days on it ranked ten more of them. So I guess in theory, my top one hundred is now top one ten. Technically and then day and Wednesday. It'll be the one hundred fifty one on Tuesday. I think in the fifty through all the way up to number one on Wednesday. They'll be opposed of the top twenty prospects just for twenty nineteen impacts. This is the guys who are who expect actually do something in the majors this year the week after that, I'll wrinkle the farm systems, and then goes through each of the thirty organizations in rank individual prospects with each with each one of those, and then I am turning off my phone going somewhere for five or six days where I don't talk baseball to anybody. I don't I don't blame me when you get through the process of writing that much you wanna step away, especially because you know, that soon enough we'll be doing a deep dive on all this stuff. All right. You just cast your first hall of fame. Ballot. What was your experience? Like, I was surprised when we see thought about this. I'd always done sort of hypothetical ballots and just posted something on Twitter, and my chance for readers and say all right, if I had the ballot here, the ten guys would vote for it's very different when you actually have the piece of paper this stuff for listeners, you still paper. And you get the you realize that once you check something off you are committing to it. And so that down in the first seven names was pretty straightforward in then over the course of the next couple days settled on two more. And then realized all right, I've got nine and no good vote for ten because I defied fourteen candidates would vote for if I had not had the limit. And then it was wait. Once I checked that tenth box done. Right. Then then it's then it's a commitment than by that point. You just put it in the oval up stamp on it send it and I sat on it for a solid two weeks at that point. Because I read again because I realized once I checked the last box Gary Sheffield was last he was tenth of ten for me. Once I got to that one. Then I was done then I hit made the commitment. And and that was it. There's no going back from there. And I did alternately Sheffield was my gut for the ten spot, and I did settle on that. But try to play devil's advocate with myself for a while. I did that with a few candidates. What's the reason for what's the reason against before eventually settling on especially eight nine ten because like I said the first seven which includes the four guys who were elected those were easy. It was the the last three were the were difficult wants to decide on it against actually make the check markets much easier to say it was my hypothetical ballot post this on Twitter, and I can. Change my mind. Nothing. Nothing matters. There's no changing your mind once you've checked the box and put it in the mail. Who was the toughest guy for you to leave off. I think number eleven was Manny Ramirez. While alternately what I settled on with him was if there were enough spots. I would vote for Manny Ramirez, he tested positive twice for performance enhancing drugs. I don't view that as something to eliminate a guy from the ballot. I know many voters do many voters won't vote for anyone with even a whiff of suspicion of performance enhancing drug use. But to me that is the separator between him and other players on the ballot. It is a reason to rank him somewhat lower. There were lots of their players in my ten negative considerations around them. But I still voted for them to me. It's all a balance again questions of what are we actually trying to celebrate here by electing certain players, but it nannies cases good of a hitter as he was great of a hitter was and statistical case, I think does hold up looking at him and saying I can't put him on there. Where have roughly equally qualified candidates like Gary Sheffield who didn't have that. I have a feeling next year. I took a glance at the ballot. The other. I'm going to end up voting for manning because we just cleared. Four totally qualified candidates on the ballot and Fred McGriff. Who was I think for thirteen to fourteen th on my list? He's also if the ballot because he ran out of time. So I think fitting Manny Ramirez a couple other guys on the ballot will be a lot easier next year. Yeah. And look you're not the only one who has looked at the fact that player was suspended. Was busted in way Ramirez was is a separator. And I thought about that. When I when I used to vote, and what I decided in the end was like, you know, what? Pete Rose was suspended from baseball, and he was kicked out of baseball. And as far as major league baseball. It's not he's not a member. Good standing as far as the whole of famous concerned. He's not a member of good standing never appeared on a ballot on the other hand. Manny Ramirez is a member. Good standing. He was employees. The Chicago Cubs. The hall of fame puts him on the ballot every year. And so that was when I thought about that a separate now. I can't go down that road either. And I feel like that. And you're not saying you're limiting Manny Ramirez. But for for the voters who are saying, I'm not going to vote for x or y because they were busted that's where I run into a problem with that. What do you think it is? I went through that same. What you just described? I went through I s myself the same question. I went through the same thought process. There are players on my ballot who've been also hooping accused of. Some serious off field issues. And I went through the same question there. Do I vote for Barry Bonds who was accused of assaulting his son bonds accused him of assaulting her repeatedly. While they were buried once. They once they split up. Do I consider things like that? And how much do I consider things like that? And should I be weighing the seriousness of allegations? Like that Pete Rose's name is always around this. How do you have this discussion? He's not eligible we can't vote for him. But he got the permanent ban. Do I need to insert my own judgment on certain players, whether they should be should I- unilaterally. Be deciding some players are ineligible like Mesnier marriage because he tested positive twice. Obviously. I did decided not to do that. But you can't I think if you're going to take this process gereously, and I always said, I would once I got this is this is a privilege to be able to vote for the hall of fame. I think you have to consider all of those possibilities different angles different philosophies from your own if you're going to truly take. The responsibility. Seriously. That's why. Decide I thought I knew what I was going to do. But then stopped and said, all right. Well, let me approach this as if I were someone else's if I had a completely different philosophy on on all of these issues. And then ultimately did settle on the tan, and I feel I still feel good about it. I wouldn't change it. If I had the chance, but I'm also glad that hey next year. I'll get a chance to Manny Ramirez next year chance to vote for Todd hell who was another of the players I strongly considered voting for kinda rolled the dice a little bit that he would be on the ballot again next year because I think he's worthy. But he was below the cutline for me since we're only allowed to the ten. Right. A little while ago. We heard Mariano Rivera and his reaction when he was told that he got one hundred percents named on the ballot. And I feel like big picture Keith that this decision will raise the standards for the voters that, you know, all those years when voters found some reason to not vote for Jackie Robinson, you know. Dozens voters didn't vote for Jackie Robinson, and those who didn't vote for Ted Williams or Willie Mays or Hank. Aaron or Frank Robinson. The fact that a player it's been demonstrated a player can get one hundred percent that now raises the standard four voters, and it's going to be really difficult to throw in a personal. Well, I'm not gonna vote for this guy. Because no one's ever gotten a hundred percent or I don't vote for guys the first time on the ballot or it don't vote for him. Because he wasn't nice to me or I don't vote for him for x y and z that now I feel like might have a better chance of going away. Because now if you don't vote for next. Year Derrick jeeter, or if you don't vote for in each euro Suzuki or an hour PU whole Adrian bell trae that's going to be tough to explain. And I think that in some ways that I wrote about this the other day that the scrutiny of social media's having some impact on the voting. What do you think? Yes. While I was gonna ask you that. Do you think that the fear of backlash affecting the way that people vote, I think it is? I didn't I explain this a little bit on Twitter the other day to to somebody asked if I considered the so-called'strategic strategic ballot. Do not vote for Marian Rivera because you know, he's getting it. And because the plaques the whole thing does not put voting percentages on the plaques. Right. You're in you're either enter your out. It's binary thing you have a plaque. Now. I don't know if they're going to do something for various unanimous, but they've never done that before. And so they're going to he's going to get a plaque regardless. Do you leave Rivera off? So you can put Todd Helton on your ballot. I didn't do that. Because I had decided from the start. I was going to pick my top ten vote for them. But I also said I'm not going to criticize anyone who tries to gain the ballot a little bit because I have to because this this limit is arbitrary. But thank God. I do that magin waking waking up on Tuesday evening when I made the announcement finding out you were the only person who didn't vote for Marianna Rivera, delete your Twitter account at that point. And maybe go into witness protection. Yeah. No kidding. And and look I said before that anyone who thinks that the getting one hundred percent doesn't matter just watch the video of errors reaction when he got that. And so it does matter and I saw I saw that. I felt you know, what you feel bad for a Willie Mays in a Hank. Aaron he's great major leaguers who didn't have that experience. And they had the six to ten to fifteen to twenty writers who didn't vote for them. And it was interesting because when Bill Balu the telegram and gazette. Sent out a wrote a story in December in which lane that I don't believe in the value of closers, but I know him in the minority, and I talked to a lot of people and they disagree with me. And rather than turn in a ballot without Rivera's name on it. I'm just not going to vote for this year. He's got a lot of criticism for that. And I felt like he was very circumspect, and I respected it back that he took that approach. What did you think? Yeah. And I have generally disagreed with with bill's takes on the hall of fame in general and a lot of baseball things specific he and I come from completely different places different philosophies of how to approach the game. But I agreed with him. I thought he did the I thought he did a good thing. Maybe the right thing is a little shoe strong here. But I thought he did he actually did the opposite of the look at be, you know. Yes. Insane ballots. That are look here's my look at me vote. There was I'm voting for one player this year. Bill said, no, I'm taking myself out of the process, he explained why could argue is a little bit of that putting himself in the story. But I think saying I'm not voting like that. And I'm not voting because I don't basically because I don't want to screw it up for somebody else is actually fairly selfless act. It is a privilege to say this year. I'm not turning in a ballot. And the reason is for someone else that to me was. Yeah. Again, I thought it was selfless. I thought he did. He did a good thing here and the criticism he continues to face, by the way for people didn't actually read the article. Well, now, I guess it's going to stop because it's clear he didn't vote but for weeks people are saying with us that idiot Worcester who's not voting for era. No, I know who didn't read his article. He said he wasn't voting and we should be praising him for that. One hundred percent. I totally agree with you on that. All right now. Stories and all these guys I got a chance to cover Rivera for four years. My favorite story that it. Tell people is about his level of confidence in the fact that because he was so composed on the mound. And he never let wanna let anybody see that. He was heart rate was going up. I think there is a perception that he was very much like that all the time. Well, he wasn't. He was hyper competitive investing sample that I had of that was after the ninety seven season in which he allowed the only meaningful homerun among the five hundred twenty seven batters that he faced in the postseason and that was one allowed a home run to sandy Alamar in game four of the division series Almar tied that game the lost that game. They lost that series. And the next year. I was covering the Anki, and look it's a it's almost a cliche when a closer struggled in the postseason will the guy balanced back from that moment. And I saw Rivera answer. That question a dozen times the next year, maybe more and then toward the end of the. Year after I'd heard him answer a number of times. I walked up to I've heard you talk about this. I really don't think it bothers you. And he goes it doesn't. No, it doesn't bother me. And I'll tell you why. And it was like the curtain dropped in that moment. And this hyper competitive monster came out at him. And goes, you know, why because I made that home run. And I thought I didn't understand him at first, and he goes right handed batter. Ninety five miles an hour. Outer part of the plate. He stuck his bat out in a barely went over the wall. I made that home run my power made that home run. And I thought yeah, he's going to be okay. Because he decided in his mind, whether you agree with him or not he had decided that even in this moment of failure. He was in complete control thought. Okay. This guy is going to be okay going forward. Gimme story about ROY halladay. So. How for people who didn't have the pleasure watching him very much was especially in Toronto us. He's so great use a local icon. He's actually a pretty quiet guy. Even in the clubhouse. He would be demonstrative if something went really wrong 'cause he was ultra ultra competitive, but not as hawker not a big talked. It only had one or two meaningful conversations with him ever. Once. I remember asking him about why he'd? Before he got good. He was trying to throw a spike curve ball. And there was player in the draft in a particular year who tried to throw one. So I went down asked him. So why did you stop? What was your would you draft a guy? Who's main pitch was a spike? And he then he was thoughtful sitting never could figure out how to command the thing. So he just junked it, but not really very few sive. But what I liked is that he had a little sneaky sense of humor. And I remember when Pat Pankin came back to the Blue Jays in what turned out to be final season. Because Hankun had a good year Orioles. We signed him to a one year deal that looked like it would probably be his swansong anyway, and you showed up Hank just shut up without his fastball sitting eighty five eighty six. So we're in reclaim house at Fenway early that season, I forget, it was four or five whatever it was and hankins been pitching at eighty five and it's clear that it's not vast was not coming back at this point holiday adored. Thank you looked up to immediately the moment that he got there and. So there was like there was instant frightening. They knew each other before as an instant friendship between those two we're sitting there towards the end of of a blowout. And David McCarty the position player for the Red Sox comes into PECH. Now bunch of us are I think Jean-Pierre Ciardi was there by boss. The time we were just in the clubhouse rather than sitting in the stands. We're watching on TV and McCarty comes in to pitch a blow out and he sitting eighty five and no one wants to say, but how they is the one who just looks at Hankun might have just said, Pat, and that's it and just points at the television with just this grin on his face. He had to say absolutely nothing just one just pointing and smiling and staring at Hank in and not letting the guy off the hook it all hang responded with the the the gesture that would would probably all make in that situation. No words needed to be spoken. It was just one of my favorite. Like, I'm glad I'm in the clubhouse because club has was never very comfortable from you. A player not a coach kind in belong in there. That was one of those moments. That was yeah. I was glad I was gonna see that. Yeah. You're right. He had a very underrated sense of humor. I covered might Messina two years when I was at the Baltimore Sun. I covered them for another year in two thousand one when I joined the Yankees, obviously, super smart guy, essentially surges his own pitching coach developed himself as he was a youth pitcher to hear the stories from his dad about that. Pretty remarkable with his understanding and his aptitude. The best example that I saw that in the time I covered two thousand one World Series. They're facing the Diamondbacks. And as you know, Messina, basically at a three pitch repertoire fastball curveball in change up and in game one the Diamondbacks, especially the left hand hitter. They war him out. And he got pounded game five rolls around. And I always charted starting pitchers when I was a beat writer and so- Messina comes out. And typically if I remember the last rites fastballs ninety two curve ball was like seventy nine eighty and then his change was like eighty one eighty two. Well, he had this pitch. It was like eighty four eighty five. And I'm like what is that? Like, I don't I never seen something like that. It was very effective. He was pitching. Well, and I ran into the booth next door in between innings. Rick Sutcliffe who had been a team edema seen. It was in there. I'm like, hey, what is that pitch? And Sut said that's a curb on and go. No, no the velocities. Not right. So anyway, the Yankee he pitches. Well, the game goes into extra innings the Yankees win. I thought about it on the flight out their own before game six and I went up to him. And I said moose did you seriously break out a split finger fastball for the first time in major league baseball in the middle of the World Series. And he looked at me and grin and put a finger to his mouth when shit. I mean, you think about that Keith typical breakout splitter in the World Series. So well with all these guys we're gonna be hearing stories about them, and hopefully more when once they're in their ceremonies when they're in Cooperstown. And they're being honored. Dan, Shaughnessy the Boston Globe columnist who's on the Wilkin show. He had some interesting observations about the voting moving forward. David Ortiz about give listen people love David Ortiz, and they wanna love him and commission baseball love so much gave him a presidential pardon day retard. But he's no different in my view if he failed a test. So if you're gonna play it to these guys you play it to him. So at this hour, I would not vote for him, including the others. Because to me that it's it's one big group. That's based on a New York Times story from I wanna say came out two thousand seven than Ortiz who's on that list of players tested positive in two thousand three. And look I I wrote a thing a few years ago. So. Saying that writers as they look at Roger Clemens Barry Bonds, they better look ahead and say, what am I gonna do with David Ortiz because if you apply the same standard, you can't vote for teas if you decided ever voting for Clemens or bonds, and I disagree with Dan. I I would vote for David Ortiz full hall of fame. I think he's absolutely hall of Famer. But I do respect the fact that at least he's being consistent. Yeah. I have a huge problem. With using any of that leaked information. I understand what Shaughnessy saying, I don't I understand his point about essentially, it's electoral or philosophical consistency. Right. You're not loading vans or Clements. Neither of them failed any tests, by the way, ever tested positive. What we know about them is hearsay case of bonds. It's because basically because of leaked grand jury testimony that never should have seen the light of day. I'm not comfortable using that I'm not comfortable using any information. That was leaked about those what we're supposed to be anonymous test, and certainly were never supposed to become public and Ortiz's denied it as they all do. And then the problem is there's no process, right? There's nothing that can happen here to appeal. Those tests don't exist anymore. Major league baseball doesn't even confirm whether or not somebody was on that list. I especially don't think we should be considering those that is tainted as evidence can possibly get. I did vote for bonds and vote for. Lemons because despite the positive test despite some serious character flaws. I think in in both players cases because I don't see how you cannot recognize the miss two of the greatest players in the post World War Two era of baseball. I would vote for Ortiz too. Because especially now that Martinez is in. I had argued for while Edgar has to get in before we can really consider Ortiz 'cause they're they're comparable. But Edgar was a better hitter, simply less famous. I think our can go in now I'd feel very comfortable voting for them. I think the same year Ortiz goes on the ballot. We also get Alex Rodriguez. Who's legacy is similarly complicated to bonds and Clements, your we're going to run into this question war than once Joshi in this in his newsletter yesterday sort of called it the steroid apocalypse that were headed for because there aren't going to be a lot of other qualified candidates on the ballot. We're not gonna have fifteen guys to vote for intense. Lots by the time we're teasing rod hit the ballot. We're going to have maybe eight guys could argue it's. Give me six it's going to be nine. But it's not going to be all I can still vote for ten and skip the quote unquote, steroid guys, you're going to leave spots blank rather than voting for these so called steroid guys. And I think that's something writers really need to reckon with before we get to that point. Right. We got about thirty seconds left. I just wanna run this past you about the snow winter market. What I've heard from agents in the last week is it's pretty clear that given the Manny Machado Bryce Harper having signed whatever numbers are being thrown out there by various teams. They don't have anything close to what they expected when the winter started what what's your take? Yeah. I'm hearing the same. And that there's no still not a lot of urgency for either player to sign I finally here yesterday. Somebody his to me his team was out on j polit that he thought Pollock was getting was finally getting serious offers from other clubs. That's why he is team had dropped out. I don't want to be overly optimistic. But even if it's I know Pollock's not Harper Machado if he signs and gets good deal gets what seems reasonable money for the player here. Maybe that loosen things up a little bit. Because the the fact that the narrative around baseball off seasons no-one spending. That's not good for the sports. Not good for the sport. Now. And it certainly not good for the sport. Long-term now. I think at this point. It's it's more than likely that AJ Pollick is gonna wind up with the dodgers. Which of course, closes a door four Bryce Harper. He thanks for doing this. My pleasure. David. He's the president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox. Dave I remember talking with you in the spring of two thousand fourteen when you were with the Tigers. And it was the spring after the the Red Sox had come back to beat the Tigers in the American League championship series. And I asked you if a series like that sort of stuck with you. And you said, you know, most of the time I can turn the page really easily. But that one hurt and so when the Red Sox won I thought about that last fall. So for you when we talked about sticks with you from that two thousand thirteen series, what will stick with you from two thousand eighteen during that championship run. Well, there's so many grant pastic moments. I think anytime you do that you think of all the. The final clinching moments and up being the ones that really stick in there. So when we won the game with the strike out at the end of the game with sales breaking out Machado. And then when you look at the Clinton against Houston and the Yankees and the different rounds, but there's so many particular place to I mean, but those moments, but when you look at Benintendi catching left field against the Astros a phenomenal catch when you look at us bouncing back and Moreland hitting at home run in game four of the World Series. So there's particular moments that a lot of them stick in there. But if I had to pick one it would be the sale strike out Machado and then the World Series. Red sox. He's best season. They have water. It a celebration begins. They Chris sale. Near the dog pile starts third base out of the pitchers now for the fourth time in the last fifteen years, the Red Sox are World Series champions. What was the worst that you get killed with champagne during these during these rounds of posts of the postseason? It was there are a lot of celebration. And a lot of fun times. You try to let the players have their space, which which we do. But I think the end there to me when we won the World Series. It'd been longtime coming for myself and different people. Of course, a lot of people are first celebration. But once I got done on the field doing all the interviews and went into the clubhouse. They had a a cold bath in there in the world pool or there was ice, and they were Dunkin people and so when I walked in there they yelled throw him in throw them in. And I thought well rather than throw them in and get hurt. They may as well just jump in. So then ended up being the time with I don't know how much pain and beer was poured over my head. And they really didn't even care at that point. It was just the joy of the moment, man. So you know, that there's always this perception that after team wins the championship plays deepen doc Tober that there is a hangover factor. I remember. A couple of years ago. Terry Collins, telling me after the Mets were in the World Series that he talked to Jayme Leyland Tony LaRussa, and they told him look no matter what you do. There's something like that. That's going to be there. What's your view on that? And how did that affect some of the planning that you guys did the preparation for two thousand nineteen? Well, you where you have heard it. And of course, observed it with various clubs, and you can understand it. There's the achievement itself that you've been able to accomplish you play longer into the postseason some of the wear and tear on the players. So you can see all those factors. I think what what you try to do. Of course, it's to prevent it. So we have had discussions really from day one about trying to prevent that Alex Cora. Our manager is outstanding and really has a pulse of that along with our coaching staff. I think our players are driven. We really have a driven group of individuals that are not easily satisfied. I of course, very happy from last year. But no you have to turn the page and not keep referring to what was accomplished last year and take things for. Granted and sort of a side project for us. We had Tony LaRussa Hourigan ization hall of Famer has been through this before right after we won the World Series embarked on a special project for us in sort of delve into this topic on different things that we could do and things that we could prevent and try to do. And so he has had conversations with numerous people in sports about the topic. Of course, his exposure to. But also reached out the real good fun to his for example. Bill bell check with the the patriots and really talked to him and searched a far and wide and was interesting about two weeks ago. He called me and said, I've got somebody just reaching out to and I wanna talk to him even reached out the Bob Cousy with the Celtics and got his thoughts on it. So it gives you feel of I I don't know we'll come up with any solution or answers, but we're trying to leave. No stone unturned as far as trying to at least come up with a solution to try to not suffer that we saw Chris sale battle through the postseason. In fastball readings weren't what they were at times during the regular season. What's his status is we get closer to spring training? And what do you where do you expect he'll be at the outset of the season he's full clearance? He's one hundred percent. He's getting ready for the season. He's been thrown long toss and doing all the normal activities that we do at this time of year. He's been cleared for murder from the doctor's perspective. So we just anticipate a normal spring training in year four Chris like others on our staff, David price. Rick pursell. Oh and Nathan have all the couple of relievers Barnes embrace here that have been there. We will be a little slower as far as getting them out on the mountain games. But as far as the actual health is concerned. There's no concern at this time. What about Decima Joya? Well, in in Dustin case, of course, has had major operations on his me. He has progresses. The doctors have recommended which he started running in the middle of January's been running a little bit over a week at this point. And he's feeling fine. At this time the diagnosis is hopeful that he will be ready for the season. We'll never really know that answer until he goes out there day in and day out. But dust in about a week ago was a week ago. Sent me a text with him running and said, don't worry, I'll be fine. So he feels good mentally he's ready to go. We're hopeful. But I don't know that we'll really know that answer until we get out there in and having played Dane in day out starting spring training into the regular season, the UN -ticipant and making more additions before you guys get cranked up in two thousand nineteen. I don't really I mean, I would gather that if we did. Anything they would be bullpen oriented, desperate. We've lost a couple of guys. But we do like some of the people that we have in our pen some guys coming back. And I think the rest of the club is pretty well, stabilized. So I don't really see where we would make any move. So that's the one area where you keep an open mind to I don't dissipate a large expenditure there. I think it'd be more Ross big league roster invites and see if they can make the club. But of course, you keep a pulse on everything taking place. And if there was one area that would be it. You've seen a lot of winter markets. The last couple of winters is for from the players perspective. They feel like it's been too slow based on your experience. How do you think that we've got to this point? And where do you think the Lucien is from? Well, it's a great question. And I don't really I don't know that answer I've been involved in it for like you said thirty years through these. And of course, changed in recent years a great deal. I think that when you look at it a simple answer probably not out there. It's a com a combination of factors. I look at each year. When people ask me in the beginning of it houses free agent market going to be what do you think? And I always say, I don't know. 'cause I don't because I think every year is its own individual market. But when you're in a position where it's changed so much from when I was involved, and you go back ten years most players like to be in a position where they were signed prior to the holidays. Even now we have one hundred fifty three agents out there various. Ladies. But I'm not sure really why it's gotten to this point. I'm not sure if it's players not caring in that regard. When they sign I'm not sure it's the amount that they're asking them. Not sure it's supply and demand. I'm not sure I I don't have a solution to put it's a situation that it appears that and it's obvious that the market continues to last longer into spring training. And for me, I understand it. Because that's the way it is. I don't necessarily like it for the game. Because you'd rather have the player sign in Scituate and everybody settled, but I think right now that's the game that we're playing it. I know from talking with agents, they feel like that his time has gone on that generally speaking that the front offices who, you know, increasingly filled with really smart people are devoted the idea of getting as much value out of every dollar possible. And they feel like that that's contributing to it in one example that I've heard from age. Ince's? Look it used to be that. When you had a veteran player who would sign a minor league deal. You say okay million dollars. If he's on the big league roster, and then you have the minor league split, and they say now, they'll haggle with you over the the major league, and they'll say now, we're not giving you a million. We'll give you seven fifty or we'll give you eight hundred from your perspective in dealing with front offices. All these years. Do you see that a greater discipline? I do I do think that is a greater discipline. I and I don't think that necessarily there's anything wrong with that. I think you need to be fiscally responsible. As far as your expenditures are concerned. I do think too. When you go back years ago, the analytics what really has one area where it's changed is that clubs in general appear to want to spend for the production. They're going to receive in the future. I remember many years ago. This goes back where somebody say, well, you know, I think the performers gonna play well for three years, let's say it's gonna take four and somebody. Sal, you know, what go ahead. We'll give them the fourth year and will benefit from the other three years that philosophy has changed in general. It's it appears I it's more a situation where it's clubs look at how long they're paying. And you also have to look at it with the dollars players are earning in most cases that that extra year extra two years or three years, whatever it may be clubs or not as willing to do it. And I think a lot of that is a tribute to the analytical approach and looking at people as far as dollar for dollar value. What a player signing last one for you mentioned, Alex score your manager. He got an extension early in the off season after you guys won that title when did that conversation? Take place with him. Well, really took place. We won we celebrated. I had a meeting with ownership the day. I think after the parade just to look into the next year. It was maybe November. I saw it was right after that. And we are sitting up there. And I. Had on my agenda talk to ownership about Alex situation. And the first thing when I walked in there. They approach the topic with me about extending him and looking the dollar value contract. And it said, well, we wanna do it Alex is here. He's I think he's downstairs right now in the clubhouse. So we picked up the phone. I said I said, well, let's bring them up. So we call them we talked to him. We talked about the generalities of it, basically laid out the proposal, and he got back to me over the next time here because we were travelling, and we're able to really get everything done. But it happened that quickly just as a special kind of shows the ownership that we have here the special thanks for them to him for what he did for the organization. All right. Well, Dave, thanks for taking the time. Always good to talk with you same. Here BUSTER good to talk to you look forward to seeing you soon. The sound you heard there, of course, from ESPN radio till you about Pete who loved hockey and always wanted to play in the NHL Pete played since he was three and begged his mom to let him stay on the ice some nights. He even slept in skates p tractors and practice onto one day when he was forty seven Pete realized he just wasn't that good. So he threw his skates in the trash. But then you heard how Geico proud partner of NHL good save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch all worked out jumping into the numbers. Data tonight the Cincinnati by do. This is hembo knows. Paul katie's research. Read ESPN is the backbone of the show get up, and hembo, you had the the morning after the hall of fame results were announced he had Alex Rodriguez on your show. And he I thought it was just so honest in talking about Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens in e the quote that he gave you guys was of course, I want them to get in. Because that would mean that I have an opportunity get in one day. I've heard that from Alex in our meetings before sudden baseball, and I respect the fact that he's being very honest about how he feels about it. So do I mean ten years ago? Transparent. Would most definitely not have been the word you would use to describe a-rod. But he has been exactly that it has in his post playing for any. And he deserves enormous credit. You know, he he said he has no one to blame. But himself if some if somebody he doesn't get into the hall of fame, but it's so interesting the his first year on the ballot last year for Clemens and bonds, they're going to be storylines. Plenty come twenty twenty two it feels like that his. Situation might be at least impartial cement based on. What happens with bonds and Clemens and whether or not they're able to get in play grind extent. But real quickly BUSTER the voting populist gonna continue to evolve by the time his his last year on the ballot. Theoretically would be twenty thirty one the whole group is in a turnover a great deal since then so some of those voters some of those writers might forgive him for things that they didn't feel the same way about bond Clemens, formerly. Yeah. And look I've made it clear voted for Bonzi Clements. When I used to vote I would vote for Alex Rodriguez, but it would be kind of silly. If we were in a situation where bonds and Clemens weren't in in Alex got voted in that'd be curious. And he doesn't get the veterans committee will be dying to put in either. Yeah. Well, we'll have to see how would plays out. All right. Give us nuggets in each of the new hall of famers will start with Mike Mussina. His consistency. Was extraordinary. He qualified for the era title in eleven different seasons in which he logged in era plus one twenty five or greater meaning his park justed run. Mention was at least twenty five percent better than league average among all pitchers today view in the last one hundred years Roger Clemens lefty grove in Greg Maddux. So the only ones to produce more such seasons. But I'm also here to tell you that Messina might be the most underappreciated postseason pitcher ever, he retired as the all time leader in postseason innings without a ring. But did you know he owns a better postseason era than Randy Johnson? Pedro Martinez than Jack Morris than his teammate Andy Pettitte BUSTER. He struck out ten batters and allowed three or fewer runs. Four times in the postseason. His teams lost three of those games and scored a total of six runs in them. Yeah. He has some spectacular efforts including the game in which we had the flip play from Derek Jeter. He would shut down the Oakland Athletics up to that point. Right. Edgar martinez. So he didn't produce the eye-popping power number that some of his contemporaries, did, but it shouldn't detract from his remarkable offense of achievements during the five seasons. Spanning nineteen ninety-five nineteen ninety nine the. Heart the dead heart of the steroid era. Martinez reached base one thousand four hundred sixty nine times of the four fifty five on base percentage. Both of those figures led all players during that time. But it was his performance against elite pitching that maybe even more impressive. Edgar batted three seventy five of the Nope of eleven thirty BUSTER one hundred twenty five plate appearances against the trio of machina Halliday, Maurienne Rivera is contemporaries here in the hall of fame class and just for fun. If you extrapolate his counting stats over a one hundred sixty two game season against those three pitchers and only face them you end up with one hundred nine extra-base hits forty three of which are home runs and one hundred forty seven RBI. Which is why yesterday Rivera was joking that Edgar Martinez owes dinner said I I got Edgar into the hall of fame. Yeah. So so ROY dot college is the last true ace of past vintage in my judgment in a five season span from two thousand seven to twenty eleven dot through more complete games than all but three teams and two of those were his team. The Blue Jays and Phillies remarkably he's throwing the most complete games over the last ten seasons despite not throwing a single pitch in five of them Clinton crucial ring second on that list. And it's pitched in all ten BUSTER. L hell career win percentage of six fifty nine ranks fourth among members of the two hundred wind club to debut in the live ball era. And he only pitched for two teams that even made the playoffs further in his final eight seasons in Toronto. The Blue Jays were seventy one games above five hundred in his decisions and eighty two games below five hundred and all other games. That's incredible. It's Mariana Rivera. So wholesalers Maurienne Rivera and Trevor Hoffman will be forever linked for obvious reasons. But consider this Rivera faced five hundred twenty seven batters in the postseason often faced fifty five, but they both allow two home runs mo- could allow forty three earned runs without recording an out and still only better postseason era, then Hoffman's which anecdotally is respectable three point four six. But forget the postseason. We know Morio had a much greater chance in the postseason and Trevor Hoffman. What forget the postseason using adjusted era. Plus during the regular season Rivera the. All time leader by that measure was sixty four percent better than Hoffman that gap BUSTER is a quivalent to the difference between Clayton Kershaw who ranked second all time in that statistic. And Wade Miley who ranks nine hundred eighty. Yeah. I was interesting in the last just having covered Rivera and having seen his dominance to see the reaction from some folks saying, well, you know, he's a closer. He shouldn't be the first unanimous guy all to two things. I'll always remember one talking with members of the Atlanta Braves in the late nineties early where they were saying, you know, what the difference between us and the Anki was Maury on a Rivera and the other one is Kurt shillings great story about game seven of the two thousand one World Series that he told me that late in that game story auto hit a home run to give the Yankees the lead. And is the ball is carrying into the stands in left center field. Schilling said in his mind, he media thought oh my God Rivera's coming into the game. That was the level of Reents that everyone knew that. When Rivera came in. It was pretty much done deal there everytime. But man, he was unbelievable. So many remarkable anecdotes that on nerve era to consider that he showed up at a at a. A workout barefoot in Panama assigned for just a few thousand dollars. It is an extraordinary tale. He is well deserving this the recognition to be unanimous outstanding achievement and they'll be so much joy at his ceremony. Hembo, thanks for doing this. Great to talk with you. Thanks. Each time inside heat on baseball tonight. Jesse Rogers covers the cog. Oh cubs for. Yes. Biens chicago. And Jesse before we get to the cubs in their recent defense of what has been a slow winner in terms of making a dishes. Let's talk about the hall of fame class what ops Ovation's they have. Why are they it's pretty ironic? Probably like a lot of people do that that Mario Rivera closer is the first unanimous choice, right? There were so many people over the years that refused vote for closers, and you know, a lot of debate about the save rule. And then here he is being the first unanimous choice, which is just absurd. Forget about decades ago. I mean more recent history guys like Greg Maddox crank can't your Griffey junior who I know played at times during the steroid era. But certainly I think there are a few guys we can sort of check that box that they probably didn't use. And the fact that I know some. Voters refused. A vote for them simply because they play during that era seemed absurd. So I'm glad somebody got in unanimously because there there are certain players in the history of the game. And certainly probably moving. I hope might trout someday BUSTER is unanimous as well. If Marian Rivera is than there are there are some guys in the future that that we can predict the same for. But certainly there should have been some guys in the past. But I do like the fact that that the hall is the last couple years, I'm not a voter yet. I still need a few more years. But in the last few years, they've accepted what up eight players now in the last couple years alone. I think that's good. I think it's good for the game. When when there's at least a few every year that get in. But I know it's exclusive club. But it it doesn't have to be. So exclusive that we go years where there's there's nobody that gets in. But I and I think the four the got in deserving, and I just find it interesting that a closer is the. First unanimous choice. Yeah. And I think moving forward I think next winter Derrick jeeter now has a real chance because that standard has been set. I think our pools will have a real chance I think each row Suzuki will have a real chance, but it occurred to me in watching Rivera's reaction to the hundred percent, boy, if feel bad for a Hank Aaron Greg Maddux Willie Mays that they didn't get experience something like that. Right. Then that's kind of my point. And certainly in the more recent era with social media and the votes being sort of public. It's amazing to me that that even public pressure wouldn't change somebody's mind in terms of Greg Maddux. Or or one of these other guys, you know, when the first when the hall first opened we know it was a little different. They they were accepting so many people it was just it was a different era. But now, it seems like there should be a situation where there are guys that are unanimously unanimously accepted, and and the fact that it's the closer that gets in just is is. Just so interesting to me. Yeah. I mean, how could you possibly justify a ballot without a Rivera or without a bring without an each row without a Greg Maddux. I'm glad that that we're moving forward in that. I mentioned last week the Chicago Cubs the leadership and the team they had the cubs fest. And it really felt like from a far that a lot of the conversation over the weekend was about THEO Epstein, his boss is coming out and explaining why they haven't done that much here. It really was and it fosters for the first time since they took over the team did not hold a panel where they had to answer questions from the fans. Now, this is during an era of contending. They won ninety five games last year. They wanna World Series within the last few years. So it was interesting that they decided not to do that. I'm talking about ownership instead seal alone satin answer questions for over an hour. Now in the. The past. He shared the stage with his assistant GM's is minor league coordinate. You know, Jason McLeod scouting guys. So this time around because of sort of the focus on this team. Whether it be Addison, Russell situation or certainly the budget deal was was was willing to face the music while ownership, you know, they claim they had low ratings in their panels and previous years. I'm not sure what the real reason is. But the'll was was the voice of this team all weekend. You know, he repeated over and over again there are certain off seasons where you're more flexible than others in. This was one of those that they were not that flexible. It's funny that monster you create BUSTER when you sign Jason Heyward, and you Darvish and John Lester and Ben's overs. All of a sudden fans expect that every year, and I get that side of it because when you fail as they did at the end of last year and admittedly their offense broke. Those fields words you wanna fix it? And there's a. A couple of years out there that could help fix it on the other hand you can't necessarily sign a big name free agent every single season though. I do think owners around the league, I think you agree. They've sort of created this narrative that you can't eat a what they can't do instead of the narrative of what they can do. And so all you hear is you can't sign you can't sign you can't sign. So we know every team can afford a Manny Machado or brace are which is whether they're willing to do it. If the time is right for them. So I think CO had it was a little bit of a balancing act. We have contending team. We just one ninety five the playoffs are always again Bill. So we have enough to win. But I think a lot of people would feel better if they had added a little bit more still holes in the bullpen. And we don't know for sure if there's a whole on the offense. There was at the end of last year. You don't know if there's carry over, you don't know what's going to happen in that. I think that uncertainty is. Discomforting for cub fans because they thought they had a dynasty on their hands. Maybe not so much in a very tough division one World Series championship, and they've kind of gone backwards a little bit since then though they've made the playoffs the last four years. Yeah. It feels like the cubs are kind of in the incomforta- place that the Yankees are in, you know, the Yankees after they signed Troy Lewinsky they signed DJ LeMay, Hugh a lot of Yankee fans were like wait a second. You cut your payroll way back. Why are you not now aggressively having worked around some of the luxury tax rules? Why are you not adding to the payroll significantly because I know the Yankees as very popular franchise with their own network. They make a lot of money we've seen all the construction around Wrigley field. We've seen the great support for the cubs franchise. We know that their plans for the cubs to make their own network. And let's face it. They're probably going to be some confusion from cubs fans. Wait a second. We thought all of these things were being done to put the team in a better place in the budget seems. Very hard for the Yankees for the cubs for a lot of these teams. It's so interesting, and you do wonder if I don't even know if the word is wonder, this is some form of collusion, not necessarily, you know, you're gonna find a smoking gun of emails one owner another owner, but there is a form of collusion going on. I think we can all agree upon that. And I'm curious to to know, if you know, the Phillies owner talked about that stupid money. Well, he still hasn't spent it I'm curious to know, if one owner is willing to step out for the sake of their fan base in their franchise and spend crazy because we know they all could especially the big market teams. But, but I think if one does it it really makes the other twenty nine look bat, and and so that's the form of collusion of talking about it. So most unspoken though, maybe it is spoken in some of their meetings or whatever. But I wonder if because right now the Yankees or the cubs, for example, could certainly step out and get the top couple hitters at cut rate with the cubs. Last year they were not in on new Darvish early on. But the price dropped and they jumped in on them. So you would think at a cut rate one of these teams might be in on them. But apparently, not certainly not a enough to satisfy the agents concern, I know the players can't necessarily take their argument publicly because fans just don't wanna hear about millionaires complaining, but I'm on the side of the players in the sense that revenues have gone up. We know and the player payrolls have not its simplest that. I mean, just look at the math and the owners are making a lot more and the players are simply not. And so I'm on the players side. You know, the whole idea they have a short window to make their career earnings or the best in the world. I'll defend the players over the owners every day of the week BUSTER, even if some contracts are bloated at the end of the day. We know that, but you know, what? So what you have the money to pay it. If you get six good years out of Harper and three bad ones. So what that's okay. You have enough money to deal with that. And then six years from now you sign the next syrup, and you continue it now, I'm not seeing control bad money after bad money after bad money. But I think you know, what I'm getting it. They can afford these deals. So it is a little bit surprising that even at a cut rate. They're not jumping in on one of these guys. Yeah, I hear you. But on the other hand are the cubs not sort of exhibit A for long term contracts. And and how that so often. And it seems like teams are now looking at going. You know, what those things you still pay off in the definition of insanity. You do the same thing again. And again, and again and expect a different results Jason Edward you mentioned that deal didn't work out. You Darvish it looks like that could be a real significant problem for them. So I agree with you. When you have a franchise like the Yankees, like the cubs certainly can afford some of these deals, but I don't know if that's necessarily the place where I would wanna spend seven eight nine year deal on those two guys understand that I understand that let me jump in. And just say this. And you know, we always point out the bad ones. What about the good ones? John. John lesser, David. Ross was a free agent paid off huge Benz overs at age thirty five thirty six or thirty four whatever you signed. We he was an older free agent. They signed him to four years worked for everyone. That hasn't worked for the cubs. There's one that's worked in to be honest. If you're batting five hundred of free agency, that's not so bad. Because obviously most of the free agents are signed posts thirty now Hayward wasn't and yes, that's that's a bloated contract. But so I still contend that. Yeah. There's some bad ones that doesn't mean the next one's going to be a bad one. And sometimes you know, what you have some bad money out there where you follow it up with some good when he's long as you're making some good decisions. I mean, it does come down to scouting and in and in negotiating and all that as well. But I might feeling if you're going five hundred you're not doing so poorly in the cubs about a lot of success even with a couple of bad deals. Yeah. When we've seen that the. Results in those long term deals. I think I would be more comfortable with Ben's overs deal than going eight to ten years shirt on maybe one of the other guys Jesse thanks for doing this. You gotta BUSTER. Roy halladay. We'll be honored in Cooperstown. In july. Sportscenter had a nice feature about his career. Holidays next judge yourself the form the best players in his best pitcher in baseball. Greg three get a hit that one because he gave me one pitch to hit. If you don't hit it. Then I feel sorry for you. I don't think any of his state straight greater head of hair in the game. Complete game seven two hundred three win six fifty nine winning percentage pitcher ROY halladay eight time all star strikeout over two thousand one of six pitches to win the Cy Young each league. Roy halladay you're going to get this. On that side Castro's got it. Spins through got him. Swing grimmer out in front of the plate. Release f- to get it throw from his age. And he creates an absolute Misra piece. Always remember the competitor. That was the guy that outworked everybody and meant so much the game of baseball. Bleacher tweets. Of course, a lot of Bleacher tweets reacting to the hall of fame selections bust, this one from Mitchell at Tigers of Detroit, it says now that the unanimous selection barrier has been broken. Will we see Derek jeeter be voted in unanimously next year? They should be right. Josh. I mean, look if Rivera, and I it's funny. I did a radio hit the other day and someone said well Geeta really qualified. I'm like only five players in history of baseball. If scored or had more hits than jeeter only ten players scored more runs. He had all those postseason moments. Absolutely. Should be nanna selection. Couldn't agree. More getting away from the hall of fame James Demeo at Mojo rise in six eighty three. How would you rate Brody and wagons first off season as Mets GM? He's been very active. But it seems as if his priority has been to acquire former clients you. Yeah. Robertson cano. Jed lowrie. Masumi at some point. They're going to work out a deal with Jacob degrom on a long term contract. I give an incomplete at this point. Because we know he's been aggressive in what I hear from folks with other team is that they absolutely believe the Mets are going to be improved in two thousand eighteen over two thousand eighteen but man, they are spending a lot of future resources to try to win in two thousand nineteen when Australian listener gets that us dodger down under dodger down on that. Do you think would how late free agent signings are being made that the winter meetings should be moved to early or mid January? Yeah. Having spent two weeks in Australia. Josh I'd tell your accent sounds nothing like anybody. No, I don't think. So I don't I don't think there's anything that anybody can do in terms of the calendar. If you said a deadline that works against the players. It's just is the way to market is of all than it really stakes. Brian Simpson is next at be simple to seventy four wants to know of you think that many more go will have a balanced BAC year for my Padres. I hope so I like how you put in little headlight too. That was good. Yeah. You hope so. And the one thing I'd say though, and I had this conversation with evaluators the teams they say the Padres at this point. They're one of those clubs where they're like. Wow. This guy's a superstar prospect he comes up, and then they kind of evaporate like they're not as good as what their headline was coming in the advance notice. So I am going to be curious about Margo and how he develops moving forward. Few more here BUSTER this one from Rino, she's at Rena Benin. Wants to know why aren't the Astros more aggressively trying to bolster their rotation? We saw the disadvantage assigning pitchers last minute last year in Houston and we're rapidly approaching spring training never in. It's going to be interesting because certainly have some like Dallas kaikal out there. You know with the Astros jump back in with that doubt. It I agree with you. When you look at the back end of the rotation. It's a concern. We'll say they do have some internal options that looked pretty good as season goes along PK Steinberg is next at PK Steinberg. Would you say that the Yankees biggest need is pitching the twenty nineteen? And if so why are they loading up on position players? It's not a great market for pitching. I do think PK that before the start of spring training. They're gonna add some depth another veteran storer that's going to be the biggest concern. I agree with you. Because CCC bath e is at the ages at Masahiro Tanaka, you hope he stays healthy J hap is is older. You do wonder if at some point that injuries are going to be an issue for that rotation. Finally, Lawrence journal them has a question for me at him. He says this questions for Josh and trying to create more offense. What about a rule were each team is only allowed to use three pitchers per game. Buster I want you to answer as well. But I think that's dumb. I've kind of been convinced on the shift rule if you want to institute on illegal defensive sorts but to only limit teams to three pitchers per game. Or to put a limit on. How many pictures can be used? I am vehemently against that. Don't tell managers how they can. And cannot win a game in my opinion. So you never said at that strongly last summer when I was lobbying for that. When I was talking about four pitchers per nine innings and all along quietly were like wouldn't eat it. Yes. That's that's exactly what it was what I was like. We had to work every day BUSTER. So I didn't want to really get into it with you because it would affect our working relationship. Come on. Yeah. I'm gonna remember that that's to be very passive aggressive with you now for the rest of the year. There you go. We'll be back in a couple of weeks or sooner if news warrants, and we will need your Bleacher tweet. So keep them coming at us. Just remember use the hashtag Bleacher tweets one. Last thing. We got word this morning for Mark Topken, our friend at the Tampa Bay times that longtime umpire Jimmy Keene has passed away at the age of seventy three and Jimmy Keene was absolutely first class. What professional Josh look I dealt with a lot through the years. Oh, always enjoyed talking with him. He was what you would want on Pires to be very even handed. He was very measured. He had a lot of empathy, and it could not have been on display more for me personally than the weekend of the Roberto Alamar John Hirschbeck incident back in nineteen Ninety-six spitting incident. He was say was the crew chief and is that played out. We have the incident on Friday night. And then on Saturday went in and related some comments that Robby had made to John Hirschbeck and right in front of me and a couple of other reporters John her spec completely melted down. He tried to charge into the Orioles clubhouse Jimmy Keene handle that situation. Such a difficult thing for John because of family situation that had happened leading up to that for baseball. He could not have conducted the matter with more class and with more professionalism. So he someone who will be missed. That's it for today before I go, I just want to mention got some hot stove events coming up rapid fire here. The next few days on Thursday night. I'll be at the Boston College baseball event that's going to be a Fenway park on Friday. It my old high school north northbound Herman school in western Massachusetts. If you happen to be in the area, rob Bradford. Than w e I will be there Gaylard car who's a fellow alum of that school is a front office member for the Los Angeles Dodgers, director player personnel. He's going to be there. Sarah Lang's, who's a superstar is going to be there. Josh probably signing autographs posing for pictures and then on Saturday going to be in Burlington, Vermont the Vermont lake monsters holding event Gaylon will be at that one. Tim never it. The longtime Red Sox broadcaster who will be moving to the dodgers in two thousand nineteen. He's going to be there as well that will benefit the Vermont community foundation. Very cool. Buster very cool. And I encourage everyone to figure out how to get there. And why don't you tell people how they can come watch. Well, you can come watch. I go to the Vermont lake monsters website to get tickets for Saturday's event, which is six o'clock in Burlington. And then northbound Herman is not far from I ninety one if you in western mass going up into Vermont. It'll be a lot of fun come on campus. Ask people where the annual dick pillar hot stove event will be held. There you go. There you go. Hey, everyone should do it. If you're a baseball fan. You should absolutely do a BUSTER. All right. That's it for today. My thanks, David Brodsky, Paula mccabe's, Keith law, Jesse Rogers into Josh macrey who produce this podcast every day have a great weekend. Everybody. 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Someone Take Our Money!!!

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Someone Take Our Money!!!

"Fans is jaybird. Watching part of the stadium seen network of podcasts major. We got that in joy by the usual crew suspects craig. How're you doing. Boys one on wonderful. Come on canadian better. I keep more stressful stras. Drake's stress beer amid weak stress beer for saturday. That's what the other three here on the oscar for mean i but Yeah it's going to be a good game on saturday night for sure As i tweeted out on the account guys. We're under your bill stuff. And because there's a lot of crossover between baseball fans. Toronto in hockey fans are figuring that push for their year because canes are known for their hockey fan but I like to percents stereotype aside because this is baseball dot guest and alabama more than. Let's get discussing some of this crazy stuff atop unless we guys is not really been anything directly a revolving around the it's everything involving around the jays not directly as a result of stuff james of until today wasn't a free agent signing but the blue jays announced incidentally enough the same night we come back. I think they did that on purpose. that marcia pyro has been extended by rodgers. Aside year contract extension a guy who many fans have slowly started to come around on. And i think action from the extension today was pretty positive from the fan base. I didn't see too much negativity but craig. Let's start with you on this one and kick things off when you saw that announcement. What was your initial thought about shapiro. Primaries very happy where you skeptical. What were i. Thoughts can be your mind first thoughts side. Somebody do the same thing my dad he goes really. That's our first signing of the offseason. Other starting pitcher resigned. They go that was before any offseason stuff really materialized the fact that we were gonna wait in that kind of a lull a week and a half ago each call forget nice is the first major signing of twenty twenty one. Yeah ain't that is very very there. It is but yes no. I was very happy because we all knew resigned. Something otherwise would have been while where. I don't think we been having any blue. Jay news rather on the fact that it hasn't been rumors of an actionable but the fact that if you don't really have a president operations who's talking to the ownership and in between the app. Nobody should have been a complete sanso. he wasn't at least extended. Maybe they didn't have the exact terms of the thing down by. They're like you're not going but now we know that he's here five years guys. This is a guy that helped lead up our Minor league system as helped sure up the fact that we have one of the better training facilities in minor and now and we have a home for the blue jays spring and to train in the season. It's been a very big note. That a lot of bluejays in florida getting ready gearing up for the season and eat pearson in some of those guys being the names in and out already that that wonderful new complex if you're signing the guy that was probably mostly responsible for getting the finances together for that whole thing. How do you not sign back up. The looking up ball club and i think a lot of due shapiro in obviously his counterpart acts at what about you. I don't have a problem with it. I know a lot of people still to this day. maybe not nearly as much as when he first came on board on two thousand sixteen or late. Two thousand and fifteen thousand. But i don't have a problem with it to me. I'm still willing to give him a chance because in terms of pushing for a championship contender. He's unproven as well as atkins and i tweeted this out in the first time. I've said this on this. Show fantastic at rebuilding quickly. Fantastic at it not so great so far at making signings now i know people are going to point to review which is fair but otherwise koenders morales. Who the do we have. That was a notable free agent signing nothing to me that jumps off the page yet. So i'm still willing to give him a chance to prove that he can do that. He's willing to push the needle. There's still a lot more off-season to go so we as timed among and given. I don't want to jump the gun too much. Given the recent information that we have seen on twitter albeit not official regarding the mets and they're spending limitations. Maybe this is a good opportunity for the blue jays two pounds. We'll see but then the more to prove when it comes to shapiro and what better way to do that than to give him an opportunity for the next five years so for me. I don't hate it Who else is gonna take that job. I don't see anybody out there. That could be a potential candidate. Capitalized with the blue jays. As much as your priority has so. Yeah i'm cool with it and I would like to think the majority of the fan bases as well. Yeah i'll be. I didn't see anything to negative as i said. They're teeing up craig to kick off the discussion. I didn't see any too many many negative responses from anybody on twitter Facebook is typically where you see in the comments section a lot more negatively and semi uninformed opinions. Hey everybody's entitled to their opinion on the guinness front office in the regime it. I'll ask you guys this because it's taken so long for people to come around on shapiro. Napkins has made people feel a little bit more optimistic about the next five years. Adam is it because they test them to be a competitive ballclub. Obviously there's still some holes as we've addressed every single podcast episode this season that need to be filled by d think fans are comfortable enough in believing in the plan and process a little bit more because when he came in he had very very difficult job of tearing down that people fell in. Love with guys. Like i've been in cornell sione jose bautista josh donaldson marco estrada j. hat like the list goes on and audubon guys who became beloved. That left d think people are now starting to believe in that and are like. Oh that's why we tore it down. They were getting old. We didn't have much of a farm system at the time and now needed replenishing d think. That's what it is know what it is when it comes to the the casual and maybe four informed fans Probably those that are listening to this. Podcast appreciate the value of minor league talent and the building of a farm system. If not just to have sembler line of talent you can liquidate those the museum as funds for trade potentially I think the more informed fans appreciate that and they see what he was able to build. And that's why they think he is qualified to be the president of operations for the next five otherwise for a casual fan. I don't think they necessarily care about the pipeline as much as what the product is like on the diamond in toronto. Or wherever they're gonna play this year. I think the thing that might have given the fan base recently concerts. Ability is the recent z. Bias of the playoff twenty twenty now given that shorter season. I don't think again casual fans care. I think they just care about watching blue jays baseball in the postseason. And if you're coming off a postseason run. I that earns you the right other chance whether it's four year five inch virus case five so i think that's what it is and it's the promise or the hype of. Hey we're going to be pursuing. Free agents aggressively. We're going to build on this team. We know we have to get better. We're going to pursue aggressively basuki. I haven't really heard that from. Gm alexandropolis never said he was going to pursue aggressively up until the trade deadline in two thousand fifteen otherwise. There was no chatter about what he was going to do. So you when you have a gm and the president of operations that are saying collectively. We're going to be aggressive. The fan base a little bit of hope and i think with that coupled with an extension it gives them confidence that okay. Something is brewing here for this blue jays team. Craig i as far as the coming ahead part. Yeah i think there's something brewing here and the fact that we get baseball yes. It was probably a year. We weren't os do but it rewarded the fans hundred billion times over and the fact that it shows where this team is heading and the fact that the main core of this ballclub that this regime is starting to come into the picture. We might not have a crystal ball and know what the heck's going to happen in the next five years with Shapiro but the fact that you're already at this place where this is On paper at least five hundred baseball team it can only get better than guys because team is not going to change much unless you add these big pieces in a trade or free agency because this pipeline and the base just literally unbreakable at this point. Yeah no very true. One final question on this because there's a lot of different topics to get to tonight happening the last week and a bit craig. Decent for people to be fully bought in out. And you kind of alluded to it. Do you think for the casual fan. But also some of the people who are kind of still in the middle and holding out judgment on this regime so far gonna take for them to be fully bought in and invested. Is it consistent. Playoff runs year after year. Or will it be off season where they've hiked up. What they're going to do would want to do ashley delivering on it. What do you think is going to get the casual fan to finally be like why i was very wrong about mark shapiro And ross atkins when things started out in now thrilled at how it's played out. What will it take for that fan of at their twenty fifteen all over again yeah. Perfect storm grabbing everybody in sticking to the playoffs literally there's no ways like okay and research gives us out of here and his run and others not the too. But i just can't believe that you know we're all right at that point right now like if we were talking about where this team currently sits. This team is at that. Point is brewing. Your you know just like it wasn't twenty-fifty my you. All that stuff started in two thousand fifteen. We were not a five hundred bulk. Lots people forget that. And it's headed that people forget that those trades not only brought in the talent we needed the actual guys in the ball clubs that look. You're good teams. Forgive run with this thing and get it over with. This team might be already up step on them because after twenty twenty they already know. They can compete. It's how far they can go and if they get that big grab a few guys in trade all of a sudden we have two more all stars on the team somehow one way or the other boom. There's every casual fan jumping right on the top of the train. Run with us so. I don't think they're that far off. It's going to be one of those things. I think that he says that last piece together for those people that were sitting on the fence going there just a good team no now. They're a great team. That's what they need their add any. Yeah i think it's gonna take something like that and you know i. I don't want to jump the gun berry lead here. But i'm not sure that we're gonna pipe and excitement in the off season. I'm getting more and more pessimistic as the days. Go on But you know trade deadline hot stove. I love it and that that is one of the most exciting times in baseball. Other than the postseason right. You know what is your team going to come. Trade deadline time and last time last year for the first time in a very long time perhaps since two thousand sixteen issue because do fifteen was the big splash trae. She's sixteen where the incremental improvements that we were able to utilize for future trees down. Those types of moves in those types of trades really ignited fan base. Especially when propelling you to oppose is run so if if the free agency Route doesn't work out this offseason. Which again becoming more and more pessimistic. That that a will. There's always trades ray and the blue jays unless you have a no trade clause players can't decide not to play the come on you don't have a choice right and this isn't a or the. Nfl were players. hold al. It's sort of a different ballgame no pun intended. So i do think that when it comes to trades you'll see this fan base ignite and if last year gave us any sort of indication as to how this front office will upset another incremental increase in intensity when it comes to how they're gonna approach the trade deadline blue jays fans could be in for a treat so i do think that there are being aggressive. I do think they're trying when it comes to signing but it's the brakes of playing in toronto so we'll see but when it comes to this regime and when it comes to the excitement of the fan base probably not seeing it to its fullest potential right now but as the season progresses you probably will. Yeah well that's great. Well as i heard. His adam is very happy with the sites show title of take. My money appropriately named the episode on with a bunch of exclamation marks. I think you guys hit the nail on the head. I really do And i will linger on it. Let's move onto the next one of those traits that could have ignited the fan base and made everybody. Hey hurry the fuck up. Opening day would have been trading for francisco. Endure will week ago today. I believe it was. We could go to. Maybe it's a week ago tomorrow. Got traded to the new york mets. A guy who is elected to this team connected to shapiro Obviously because it came up in the same organization. The cleveland baseball team or the cleveland indians. I guess they're still going to be called for this year. Yeah linda for a guy who we talk about on this. Podcast being a potential trade ships. I know that we've gone back and forth on what you would have paid to get francisco. Indoor look and went down rather shockingly honestly just the return that the cleveland baseball team got on the new york mets. It was officially from endure and carrasco. That was a piece that was added on a little bit later. When people started finding out about the deal for two shortstops andres jimenez. Who i think is the headline piece that the amendment a few cups of coffee in the big leagues and then to prospects outfielder isaiah green and right handed pitcher josh. Wolff outta mall start with you on this one You were pretty clear. The entire time. I agree with you in greg agreed with you In orlando or you wouldn't be giving up laura's correal junior for a guy who would only play here for a year Lindores said at is press conference on monday that i do not talk contract extension during the season so short window to announce started the season lest the pandemic delays start of it. A little bit to hash out a deal in the end. Are you happy that the blue jays missed out on francisco endure. Would you like to be a little bit more aggressive and trying to beat the asking or any other thoughts that you have when you saw that return because people are calling it the highest. I think it was a really good deal for the mets. Clearly they won this trade and it links something special there in the new ownership is in really fucking around so give credits the mets being aggressive into really igniting a fan base as we were just talking about. Am i upset that the blue jays didn't make this trade you know on its surface. Yes because i think at this point when he was you know traded. I was just so thirsty for something. And i think a fan base for the toronto blue jays in general has been even gregor chisel tweeted out. Tennessee has the patience of getting things done. But when i'm bored that says something there is something to be said about the blue jays lack of of moves here. And so i think at this point blue fans were jonesing just to get something done but when you really break it down. Could the blue jays have be in this of course if they package laura's correal i'm sure the deal would have gotten done but i'm glad i didn't because i just don't want to give up for rental like you just said the fact that you know right now we're in a really good position where i think there was a seat of truth to what lindores say when it came to. I don't like to negotiate during the season. So i think the mets might be trying to get that done now. Which will limit really ability to talk about. George springer talk to george springer which. I'm sure we're going to get to later. But that might benefit the blue jays but the bottom line. Is this when you look at the blue jays infield and how it's structured it's kind of clogged the way. It is not an really you could always use or a francisco. Linda make yourself better right that would propel you into postseason conversation. Just him alone not world series but at least postseason conversation. But there's a lot of moving parts that make me kind of uncomfortable and again they were going to chase it. He that really makes things a little bit muddier on the one hand. I'm just upset that they didn't make a move. But on the other hand when you break it down to its bare bones. You're like yes It would be mess with bows development or mess with kevin beige or those three pieces that you really don't wanna fuck with right now. And you want them to stay in their trajectory. Especially vlad with the way he's been playing during the offseason or at least trying to rebuild themselves so in hindsight. I'm but the selfish ban me. I really wish something was just for the sake of craig. What about you. I'm gonna echo the same kind of mentality. Yes i would have loved to have francisco lindor on this. But i think if they were demanding. That laura's correal junior was the pin weeding. Get him. i'm a hundred percent fine with the fact of the blue jays keep ours career junior. Just think of how this team the roster could have looked great. You have now. Linda are playing shortstop. You gotta move forward. Put there or you're going to be a busy off. Second to get him in the second boesch at one way or the other any play in the outfield. I'm sorry to say he is just to smooth with all that flow in the infield. I'm not moving them out there so it. How much better is this team. When and moving those guys around and moving like kevin beige the field. I don't see where this team is really better on paper with that the only hint might be as if we still got carlos carrasco in that deal. Somehow that you would have made. The argument would have been that much better because we actually had a guy that is you know solid. He's a number three star. Muller major league teams. So i just don't see it for that price. I think with look if you included lawyers junior. He was the must have from the blue jays organizations. That you just can't do it. There was too much of too much control. And i still think we're still yet to see the best of laura's career l. junior. I really think he is gonna be by the time. All things are done with his. You know his contract the bluejays. They're gonna look at him as possibly being one of the best outfielders this organization seat. I really think he that talent. And i think what the yankees to see a couple of is yours. All junior is more realistic to where we're going to see. What do you like as a consistent stable in the top part of our line up and guys. That's a scary thought when you're already talking about bogans ladd and now having lord.'. In that same equation. That's the same under you're talking about woodland or alright thrown into the longevity of having his career l. Sheet is the bigger part of that whole situation. I was thinking if you were going to be putting laura's durrell junior at all in this trade first off he's the only guy you know what i mean. It's just throw him in and one prospect. And then you're done with a trait and i wouldn't be surprised if the blue jays were packaging him to go to cleveland that that was probably closer to what the offer was rather than or as green junior in three other guys screen sense from this and i'm kinda glad they stuck to their guns on this like adam said i would love francis galindo on this team unless they were going to do. Dumpster dive guys like matt scott gala. No not even thinking yeah. There's a lot of conflicting reports about this offer if they offered a whole bunch of different stuff It seemed like a a consensus was that the indians didn't want far off of guys who were far off high high ceiling but guys who were like nineteen twenty years old or even eighteen years old and that falls in the rick kelvin decastro or gave her a marino at other pieces like that so look there are other ways to make the team better with better fits on the roster whether that is signing springer to play the outfield whether it's fine bryant trade that rumored to be happening before the end of the weekend falls in the blue jays or in on that one Who could play third base bryant. Also play in the outfield. Sobat could be fit. You suarez on the cincinnati reds. Who probably the name wouldn't get people as francisco. Indoor suarez full year hit forty nine home runs. He's a hell of a player. So there are other ways to improve this team with pieces that would interest teams kinda like in the mold that we just said that will be taken or calvin decastro or from those prospects with higher ceilings will further off. So i agree with you guys. I think adam you sunday perfectly. It's exactly my thoughts. When i took a step back and looked at it and thought about it rationally. There's the i thought was damaged. We didn't get on it about it. You're like okay. I'm fine with that. But at the same time i want something to happen because i can feel on twitter. It's starting to grow myself. I'm sure it's growing in all view. The anxiousness of when is the shoe. Finally mrs team finally going to make this addition that they said they're gonna make won't saving grace. They're still free agents out there guys. And that's where. I wanna pivot next. George springer still out there out of you said that He sent this center group text leading up to the recording of the show is the mets are not so serious engaging with right now and i think that maybe because they're trying to figure out and dedicated resources to locking francisco door for long-term Or they have a budget that they don't wanna go buff. maybe they don't want to go above. Didn't pay that and right now. I don't see how they can fit george springer into that roster without dumping salary and a lotta a lotta contracts and mets have pretty bad contracts will be. That'd be move so craig. I'll start with you on this one All the mets stole threat for george springer. Something ken rosenthal said today. Kind of is making me think. Oh okay i guess that could make sense are still the four big free agents. That are out there. I'm gonna blank on one of them for sure by all the top man. Bauer retail in. Dj those are the four guys and by process of elimination. Rosenthal still feels. The bluejays are going to walk away with one of those for. Because whether it's the mets falling out of the race for george springer award the angels or the red sox or whoever it is just not being ready to pony up or the yankees. Not wanted to pay dj. He's still feels that the walk away with one of those four that we've said this entire time springer should be the top priority. Craig still the springer to the mets as a possibility playing coy to maybe be like okay. You know what. You've linger enough to over five. We'll call it a day. What do you think are they still a threat to sign george springer away from the blue jays. I think they are one hundred billion times over like a lot of anyway over. So let's let i met with you. One hundred billion. Whatever they're trying to do over is probably trying to sign francisco lindor right a second. They want him. They brought him to new york for a reason. And i think that's because they wanna get a mookie betts style deal done in his lock him up and keep them in l. Especially this is a matchmaking. A huge splash on something. That we guys hasn't happened in a long time. Wolves weren't exactly opening. They were doing nothing but open up the pocket book really. But i'm sorry to say thirty four year old rahman's and canal now on. Pd's is mentioned. Wasn't quite going to get it done and they need. That signing wasn't going to house so looking at this situation they wanna make a slash and i really don't think that money is an object right now especially if they do not get a deal done rather quickly with indoor like probably in the next few weeks i weekly pivoted to throwing a brick money as sprayer because then he's the guy they lock so i really think the blue jays are gonna be still at the same fifty fifty right now where it seems to be tipping between the mets in the blue jays Springer will add up the biggest thing that scared me all the sun guys and we're going to get to where the gentleman's just signed in a few minutes here. I'm sure where did the white sox all of a sudden come from you know they're just signing everybody. It seems like the last two years. And i figured after last season they were going to be allowed but yet again they were here on sunday. We're answered in just a few seconds. But apparently they're not a springer thing all of a sudden. It really is more of a competition than i thought it was going to be to get george And i really think that is easily the biggest way that they can flip the script on that whole thing. We were talking about earlier with the fan base. You throw money at shows that they're ready to invest in a ball club which has not happened period in the last decade. So even when we were winning and twenty heritage on detroit's lewinsky. It's not like they turned around signing out of all units. Were on that. What do you think out of because Yeah greg briggs example. I think maybe the mets could be playing coins. I don't know i like i said before. I think they're serious about extending endure. I think that's their number one priority if they only have a limited amount of time to do that that seems to be what they're going to pursue now. That doesn't that you know at the same time. They can't do two things at once and say. Hey look springer. We're gonna give you a little bit less. But we have this extension ready to go from endorser. You can play with the best shortstop baseball if you sign with us. Now it depends on how what springer wants if he wants the bag then that might not be in his best interest. It's just depends on what he wants so for me. The longer the mets wait the better. It is for the blue jays. It just really reassuring. Blue jays are legitimately being used for leverage. Because time and time again it seems like that's the case that's definitely seems like that's the case when it comes to. Dj lemay hugh. Maybe that was the case. When it came to hendricks and mike mccomb springer and if it is i just don't see a scenario in which this will benefit the blue jays. I really don't and craig bring up a good point. You had other teams. That might start to be aggressive. Held the red sox again not to bury. The red sox might be aggressively pursuing players which is weird because he you know pseudo rebuild but now they're just like oh right where the red sox we have to please this close to being the orioles right. Alex thank god forbid the fan base has an unexciting offseason right so i think that because they lost tom brady. It's bleeding over. Yeah anyways i mean yeah. I just think when it comes to springer in the blue jays and whether or not that's a real less and less likely i hope it happens i just don't see it and right now. They're going to do it. They're going to have to pay more than they're comfortable. And i forget where this quote came from. But if you're trying to win every free agent common third. Every time i forget who said it but that re rings true to this it seems like the blue jays are so risk averse source also yes to make and they just don't wanna do it. I mean the middle and take a risk and maybe regret it later. I just can't get on board with that make. These drink doesn't like that's next week episode title now that could very well be example outta me brought him up. You brought his name up. Let's let's go there next. Dj would make you another free agent. Who's in those big four. That i mentioned is apparently getting frustrated at the yankees not meeting its price tag. Look i my thoughts on contract I'll start with that. I think he wants to get paid like that. He's actually not. Because if you take him out of yankee stadium. His home runs are cut down by fifty. I think even maybe sixty or sixty five percent. and that's even if you move over to the rogers centre. I'm pretty sure somebody did that. Comparison so law getting specials off about a dj made you the last few years. Ed i feel so. Maybe he's overvaluing himself a little bit but again this is dj's lash chance to get the bag he's He has been dan. Good contact hitter for last few years in the powers. Come on and look. Cuties is getting frustrated. The yankees don't pay our hitter that he's not But also He's told his agent to go. Engage some of those other teams and not an he said very possibly true there I would probably say likely true. Especially in the case of digital. May he'll d think the blue jays or sorry. Dj make you telling his agent to go engage teams as just using who as leverage to make the yankees finally decide to Flying we actually really want. Let's meet your salary demands or do you think maybe this time around if a team comes up somewhere close to where. Dj wants to get paid. You think maybe he actually takes that leap at leads the yankees. I think the blue jays are definitely being used as leverage. I don't necessarily think teams like the dodgers are being used for leverage. Or maybe the the mets. They're still involved which it's kinda hard to believe they again. If it'll indoor extension doesn't get done and they shift their focus to the mayhew because springer has signed elsewhere hopefully with booths It could be a possibility. I just i feel uncomfortable with the price tag. Was you want five at one ten or thereabouts for at one. Ten comfortable with that price tag. I get maybe. I'd go for ninety. But that's really the highest. I'd go and i don't think that's going to get it done. I don't see it to be a legitimate interest in signing with the team toronto And i don't know that. I really even want it like i. If i would be disappointed of the big four he would disappoint me. The most if the blue jays were decided. That's the move. That it'd be like i guess. I need a sign it but i think i signed either. So saying made is the markets set. So how can you though yankees pony up. Crazy amount of money for it depends. I think maybe before real muto he'd signed because you know infield and hitting it trump satellite baby. Yeah but if. I think it would go in order. Springer bauer muto dj lemay. I think that would be when it comes to those four players. So i if if dummy he means legitimately those aforementioned three aren't interested in toronto and they're just not coming they're not and at that point digitally may who is probably like well. Toronto's give me the best offer might as well go there. So i could stick it to the yankees but i just don't see a long-term jason even in the near term maybe for this year that would benefit the blue jays. But i can't see that being a huge benefit for the jason twenty twenty two. That's why i'm weary of the signing. Maybe by twenty twenty three. I'm going to regret that contract so for me. I at this point i'd rather pursue kris bryant. Really in a trade package makes sense. Yeah so we have the prospects of throwing money right right so in this is even including the clogging of the infield that i was talking about before the door so hard pass for. Dj you are you along the same lines single hand review if what bluejays sign digital a dj lemay. This is my one sentence review too low. And i love troy lewinsky. I that was still one of the best thing that can happen. Blue jays fan. He was good. Those first two years ca. I don't care what anybody says. It wasn't detroit. Lewinsky saw frigging crushing. Everybody and being the best shortstop baseball. But so i would be good definitely this season probably a hundred percent salvageable and still looking like a good signing the second season contract but the third fourth and fifth season that he wants on. This contract is gonna look like a guy that can't stay around the field. I really think that's where he's the i know he doesn't have a history of injuries. Like tulu linski or anything like that. But i'm gonna use him as a copy us disarm fall off a cliff playing the rogers centre. You there was. No coming back from your. The infield is build a better then. But it's still the rogers centre still turf. It's still all the other things that will degrade an older players and not trying to knock the ball park. Is i personally love the ballpark. And we'll saddened with the news. That might be going away but for free agent players i would be. I like adam. Said he's trying to stick it to the yankees saying what fine i gave you guys the two years career and you did shit with it honestly. That's what i really think it comes down to. As you mentioned brandon. He was not a power hitter and still is not a power hitter. I i'm gonna use the ken griffey junior line that he used us all the time. But it was one hundred percent bullshit or ken griffey jr pies to dj lemay you. He is a good hitter. That just happens to at home runs. Ken griffey junior home. Run hitter no matter what griffey always i. Just don't see it. He's going to play well. In the american league east. it'd be placed for for all caught outside the american league east. I don't think he's gonna come close to hitting plenty on. He's gonna back close to three hundred and play a great second base but he's not gonna be a thirty home run hundred. Rbi no elsa get. That's what he wants to get paid like right now and at that price hard pass i would rather side j. t. real neto and figure out the whole catching depth and situation later because that could open up trades Bauer intrigued me. More obviously springer To those big four. Obviously there's not much lately on dowry and we put out that video we're not gonna talk on him this episode. jt real. Utah's market is really quiet right now. There is not much chatter on is questioned wasn't in agenda repeated for you got to be like a little quick thing craig. Does it worry you when. Ken rosenthal something. Like i still feel the blue jays. You're gonna get these one of these big four just by process of elimination because by that it sounds like is aren't necessarily your destination that you want go to or even if their contracts are somewhat cloud or some of the competition. It doesn't feel like that's a destination that excites these guys. Is that were you at all because to me i hear rosenthal say that and i'm like i of feel with hundred review but at the same time he wanted to go back to the dodgers that was clear and when the dodgers were interested. He's like okay. The blue jays offer me this. Can you come up here meeting there. And they did But yeah when. I when i when i heard that quote from ken rosenthal just like okay yeah obviously excite me but at the same time. I don't want them back into assigning. Kind of like how. The bills back into the playoffs under tyrod taylor. It just didn't feel good and feel right so does that were. I tend to agree with you. But i wonder how much of this is just literally. Ken rosenthal being. Ken rosenthal same time. 'cause no fence to all four those guys but if it came down to the point where it wasn't a anything you feel like management team would actually just throw money at something for the sake of throwing money at something that doesn't seem like atkins's shapiro at all. I really feel like if they get backed into a corner where they get. Don't get the guy. They are actually looking to get alice springs in the situation. That they're literally gonna die full on into this frigging three agent market and get whoever the big guy that they can get is because they would rather i would rather spend the money and i think they're in the same kind of ballpark here that they would rather spend the money in taking on salary than digging around with this bullshit clearly cannot close it and it's just getting to the point of ridiculous. It's the guy that we have talked about extensively on. This show was a no brainer signed. Even for the player didn't and i don't know what that so much going on. And i honestly wonder how much would be homeless. Blue jays at twenty twenty is really affecting this free agent markets because it is still possibly the homeless blue jays. twenty twenty. what. I think they're gonna make a big splash. I think through trade like we actually made in our preseason pre offseason predictions on this show. So i think that's where it's gonna eventually end up. Yeah i it doesn't necessarily worry me just because i think we're all in agreement here in having been explicitly saying it. I just think this is par for the course that we should be used to it. It's very rare for high profile. Free agents to sign and trump and we every week. It seems like. I'm saying this. And i always have the caveat. That's not a knock on the city. That's just historically that's how it is. You know re you being the only reason exception and before that morales. That's so yeah. It doesn't count but that was the biggest one before so i just reciting sightings exactly if you already played for the team shore you know. I just think if that's going to be the case it just see when you say by process of elimination. I think that's sort of being generous. Even i don't necessarily think that's true because now you're having more teams sort of reignited right. The white sox the red sox those two into the mix especially the red sox with their money. I don't know the blue jays can definitely get outbid and people. Love playing in fenway park. It's very you know tiny so when you have other teams entering the quiz even the dodgers reigning world series champs. Who wouldn't wanna play in. La gets muddled so saying that by process of elimination the bluejays going to end up with one of them. That's generous because who's to say that a team doesn't signed to who's to say that the yankees don't get Digital sign trevor. Bauer who's to say. I don't know and for that matter. They want to throw money at everything. It seems like exactly when the chargers right. Who's to say or the red sox. So again. I think craig you hit it. And we've said this over and over the market is the best way to do it. And unfortunately there are players out there that could be severely impactful. That will not wait there. No trade clause as the only thing that i think would stand in the way from people for signing with toronto when it comes to having a designated ballpark is money right. Let's say that's standing in the way for george springer right now. Let's say i don't know where the home ball club is going to be at least for the first half of the season that worries me way if it's in dunedin that to him but i don't know maybe he's just has concerns. Here's an extra five million deal. I saw where you were going going to take more money in this part of the blue jays office campy so risk. Averse can't be so stubborn in their ways and say no no. The machine says here that this is what you valued at. And i'm not going to budge for that number. Sorry you're not gonna sign anybody that way you have to you have to overspend to get the guys you were to propel your ball club to make your ball club more. Attractive prospects are great young talents. Great i love me some cavin bijou. Everybody knows that boba is exciting and vladimir guerrero junior. If you get shit together is going to be great right. But that's free agency this team. It's just not it's going to attract fans to the ball club but it's not going to attract free agents to the team. The only thing that will is at the blue are serious and signing people with actual money. That will make a difference. Then there's going to be. There's going to have this era of now. There's just like a dean. That was the case. This is the recipes what you have to do. It started with russell martin. This year has to start with. Yeah that's true. It disturbs us marin back then and even then we've said this would be weeks ago. He almost did. It had to take that overpay to get a canadian side with canada's only so that's what it takes off garden of course it's gonna take more to get bauer our dj or whoever. It is to come here officially but look last topic. You quick at once at the But we talk last week that liam hendriks had visited dunedin met with shapiro. I don't know what they were talking about. I'm assuming it was lyndon the white sox said whoever else were among the study wanted to meet in person that's what it was said. He would go meet with teams in person when he was ready to get close to making a decision. He didn't come to chicago and the deal was a fifty four million dollar contract now there. It's very oddly structure. Bit because to get it to fifty four million. That's part of a fifteen million dollar option that the white sox would be picking up in year four so the way. It's kind of like a three year deal. I think at forty something for nine But that option or the pilot whatever it is gets it up to fifty four million. That's a massive chunk of change for a reliever and i know liam hendriks has been at like historically good levels. The last two years at we touched on that. I think is twenty nine. Donya type cy young numbers that that liam hendriks posted. But still it's risky to give a reliever such a big deal. We did it once. It blew up. Massively interfaces with bj ryan so thinking about that you happy that hendrix didn't sign here or is it another case linda moore where it's like at this point just wanted something to happen and hendrix would have had me excited because he has been so good the last year's or as a dollar figure just too big. I was more disappointed with this than i was with. Lenore depressed about yes. I really wanted liam hendriks. I think three of us did. Based on past episodes in the commentary that we've had about them But for this price tag even though you know money's whatever is not my money. I wouldn't regret it. I wouldn't say all this is going to hinder us. But that's a lot of money or do they granted his numbers are great war. Yeah but he's i think he's a five war play which is pretty good actually fifty four million dollars over four years and that's if they pick up the fourth year option if they don't want so i'm looking at the structure right now. They're still gonna pay him that final fifty million but it's over the course of ten years right so either way. This guy is getting much structure. Yes closer bobby. Baena tire right and just say i'm getting i'm good. I'm good for this amount of money for every year for the next ten years for me. It's the bullpen. I keep saying you know. Just dumpster dive in that regard. Because you never know bullpen on a dime a dozen and i remember when the blue jays enzyme brazzi soul and he went to the cardinals. I was thinking to myself. Oh this is going to be such a detriment for the blue jays. He's gonna light it up and saint louis. Now it's like you know who who's that guy who's on the ended up being like a complete head taste by the time he got arnold's too so i think there was. There was some stuff on that piece going on a little bit rate by that. This piece of this whole thing was address. Thing is this was a redemption awesome. Yes that was the the really league that this office has made via trade. You know so in all reality it was really weird to see him leave in the first place but adam rate where you were outside i mean oh no no i just. I was disappointed that this didn't happen. And you know maybe you're thing where maybe this year hopefully for his sake that he he performs well for the white sox bullpen arms unless you are seriously elite closer and it's really hard to be a serious only closer Value doesn't maintain throughout the entirety of the contract so disappointed that they didn't get them. Yes when i be severely disappointed. They sat him to this contract. No but knowing this contract am. I saying. I can see why the blue jays do that. Yeah i totally. I agree that you can. I can totally see why to i. That doesn't shock me but if this was me in the driver's seat right now this is the guy that you had and you let them go just so me biggest if you're not gonna fix starting rotation and we're gonna end up having around. We started spring training tomorrow and we are ended up having to bring the right. The likes of anthony. K robbie bribe rocky and the company into the starters. Mix what veterans who fix the fact your front end is so unloaded with talent than to reinforce the back. Yeah it's the it's the twenty fifteen fricken royals you know. It is what it is and in all reality liam had regardless of the fact that is the shortest little frigging window of opportunity ever for him to be capitalized on to the tune of this kind of money. You said he's eric candiate. Twenty twenty out the guy at thirteen point whatever the health for taste or night that is incentive for somebody right now at the age of thirty events the the contract that it took to get him done when we have zero payroll right now. Fuck give them fifteen. I don't really give a shit. Commute is one of those things i feel like. They really miss an opportunity. I the worst case scenario okay. Great we don't have a ton of payroll we have the pay for another what ten years at whatever the hell breaks down do like i said i'm not worried. I really wanted. It would have been the difference it wants her to pay that to liam hendriks that kind window and if he fell on his face only this much instead of watching somebody that is to the tune of thirty million a year like george springer watch it hint fall on his face. Not saying that either of those would happen if you had if you knew at the cristobal and you can see what was happening. You had to spend money on somebody. I just feel like the safer out. A lot of these things was liam hendriks right. If i can just interject brought up a good point that i sort of wanted to address went under the radar. You know how you mentioned the starting rotation. How much do you think the lack of a starting rotation factor into this decision. Because if you've got to imagine that first of all the faculty if everyone over five innings or six innings last season right so you're taxing your bullpen already at that but if you don't have a reliable starting rotation sorry you're if you don't have a reliable starting rotation at this point this could tax them even more and you could blow out. How how how do you think the lack of a starting rotation factored into this decision an equal right away. Money was equal. I think you're exactly right. Yeah i agree and you know the white sox traded for lance. Lynn said they made some reinforcements ready and they were coming rotation as well. Who did pretty decently this past year amid the playoffs So yeah no i. I could see that for sure Maybe hendrix didn't want bet on that and he's like all the white sox starters consistently Decrease my workload is he was taxed quite a bit. The last two years with the i know hendrix has the starters background by two years ago. Isn't that crazy. F four year. That he had like eric ganja numbers pretty fish. Ninety innings did multiple two innings. Say at the beginning of the year he also wasn't a closer either as long was was the fact that he was a normal everyday. Middle reliever until you're in that spot showing that he is frigging figured something out ridiculously. Good you know so the fact that the but that was the think maybe it was a bad idea to make sure you brought in indy cousin. That reasons ralph reinforced back. End of it okay. If he was able to pitch multiple innings that needs at least worse case scenario he was going to have to be able to go back to back more often than i had to day to day anyways so one way or the other that would mean now think more readily fresh that not so if you had three games in a row where you were going to be one One room ballgames. He could probably pick two of them win the problem true. I didn't take that oregon point definitely could be a consideration for other relievers to. I mean there's still some good ones out there brad. Hand is obviously still available There are others out there. And i'm sure they are now salivating after seeing the kind of deal liam hendra scott and brad hand close. But he's still very good reliever who would be a nice addition to the blue jays bullpen. So it'll be interesting There's one that we could get out of hand because there's archie bradley kirby. Yates guys really good. Elite closers as the active form like travel. rosenthal too. so they're not quite dumpster dives but it's putting him in that same ball arthur. They're just as good as to leaser romano right. So you'll lose your. You could get similar levels production. Obviously i don't think hendrix's is ever going to replicate twenty nine. I think you could similar issue numbers by signing kirby eights for half the price it's kirby as has been damn good last few years or brad hand or to bradley. There's a lot maybe can to either. Let's getting aggressive for team. Hasn't signed anybody outside robbie minor league deal but still. It's a possibility you could bring into those good guys for the same prices one liam hendriks so as possible. That time triple production. Yeah signed. Kirby were archie bradley the day before spring training even giving you a day someone all over again. Yeah it's agriculture. At least this time. I would hope that Whoever they signed being the adult for more pieces of rebuild which we're not in any more He's on the agenda in. Let's save it for next week. This based on time craig. Had there been any fan questions. Any submissions from the listeners. Tonight fuel mom happen to be on the agenda so we've talked in expense about hundred The one i was so taiwan on walker came up in the twitter stuff. Pretty we think bluejays are on possibly rebuilding and bring him back. I ll walker. Somebody found some fun stuff for our. You know texting group earlier. Somebody l. to Funding found on twitter talking about the saying that he appreciates a toronto fan base and that and then there was some specific banter back and forth. And there's a little law it. It almost sounds bff level from you texted. That does so. Honestly i i think that after all these moves right now. That is the smartest play that the blue jays could make. Is bringing back taiwan walker and probably the safest and cheapest one in all reality too. Because i'm sorry on is one of the best pictures on the market right now. But he's not our nothing really. What's gonna exactly all reality. Yeah he's still one of the guys on this market and he can drastically improve this team and we saw what did even for the blue jays down the stretch. I correct committee. You only blue jays pitched to the senate winning this season other than the one view start. He didn't did. he didn't did he. Make it into the seven for one by art. Didn't shoe in the last game of the season or the one of the last game of the season. I didn't call check all at one of the few if that were so regardless. We're talking three people that may made it in the senate. I think you're right craig. I'm pretty sure member people on twitter saying he but no starter had gotland Did in that baltimore or that last was of the year so yes i think walker got there but was lifted. Pretty quickly Check it out. Look i if they bring taiwan walker back on like maybe like forty five fifty million. I would not up that. I think that's fair. A fair deal for a guy caliber And you know look. I think i've been on record saying this. Previous episodes whenever walkers brought up number three. He's a dan goods three at that. But look if he opened as the to start the year behind review in the new bridge at two percent. And then however you decide to round out the rotation whether it's ray on stripling whoever it is that is the last two in that rotation you can get by. I don't think it's one where you're going to be excited and go into the season. Big like all we're actually gonna have a vastly improved pitching rotation. I think at banking a lot on walker. Staying healthy something. He hadn't done really this past year. It's all yeah develop it begging a lot on robbie ray Getting back to his twenty nineteen diamondbacks. Form which i think he started to see a little bit towards the end of the season. I personally thought was getting better with each outing in that plea. Appearance showed that a little bit. It was really good other than one runny gave up but a rosary hit everybody. Yeah no i would have no problem brittan walker back and i hope that he's still very much ritter. My biggest fear is that someone sneaks in and gets them. that's my biggest fear and just to bring it back up walker pitch seven. He pitched six for the blue jays out. Like brennan was looting to me because warren. Somebody said that while we were watching a game on all three of us collectively said over. The twitter are Text group and go going really the fuck. Check that out it was. He threw one hundred four pitches. So it's possible. That was the tip. He's talked lucia through over one. Hundred hundred well yeah. That's that's the next thing. I was gonna say rio One of the last game of the season against the hundred exactly a hundred pitching which is going to seven innings. The c one was yanked. He was yang by tom. Hatch doesn't say when you're out. But yeah i'm my biggest fear is that they're going to some teams going to swoop under the radar like maybe a seattle for reunion to get walker on. The bluejays need to be aggressive to me. I don't care where they're at right now when it comes to other free agents if they're pretty walkers not gonna hinder you from making that deal done. It is going to hinder you from getting that deal done. I mean you're screwed. You're screwed reward of lasted free. Agency should never came to play screwed. So yeah i i. I hope they can get that done. I would rather that get done quickly as possible. So we can. I leave have a rotation that looks attractive to potential free agents whether it's relievers or Field position players. But something's gotta get done reunion needs to happen and this is a guy that has spoke glowingly about toronto. Keep talking about how players don't wanna come with the only exception of those that have already played for the team right so once they play for the team. They're open to the possibility bluejays need to get this done. There is no excuse. I agree with that. Any other craig any other fan questions before we wrap things up like i said. I think we were reading. Everybody's minds on the twitter versus leaving and whatnot blue jays fans just to you know. Put this out there again and keep advertising the fact we are open here and we are happy to talk with everybody so making it into the live feed on twitter youtube switch and facebook at us up. I'm watching. I'm sure you've seen me looking in this general direction a lot. It's because i'm actually chit chatting with people but in all reality out of the at least i have in front of me out the hundred people that we had with us live this evening on twitter here early quiet a lot of the stuff we already saw. It is what it is but and Also apparently i did nail the show titled. I've gotten a lot of compliments before ric flair. I want you to give me if you're into this kind of stuff before a game happens. Give me your predictions for the buffalo bills on saturday guys. You want this. I greg is going to be more comical so you don i do. Just a heads up walker did not go into the seventh inning of that game. Thomas hatch so. I'm i'm very very nervous about this game as each day. Inches closer to saturday on. But then again i was nervous about indie four. Good reason in hindsight by the way that was absolutely a fumble. This lana fun is scales d. And he's standing foyer. It was poyser was the one who was the one who did touch when he was down. Let him get up and then stripped it sucks mature play by join much more play and and that should have been rewarded. I don't understand how that didn't get overturned but regardless you did. Did you guys see the article. I sent both about that whole thing. Apparently eye doctor in buffalo new york sent yes a world invited guy to just everywhere on the internet says find this guy because i literally will get him free lazic surgery. There will be no issues. It will be all taken care of by me if you guys are bills fans. You should listen. Listen to steve tasker reaction to that call from the radio broadcasts of wer. It was priceless. It was great Look i do think this is going to be a tougher task. The blue the blue jays the bills. Have dissected good defenses in the past right they detected miami's most respected pittsburgh's on they were able to do damage against arizona. Brennan you know they were able to do damage. A lot of damage to san francisco. Same thing the rams rams were team and they will dissect them in their defense. So i do have confidence that they're going to be able to get things done against the ravens when it comes to putting up points but it depends on how comfortable jackson is in the snow. I'm hoping for more than an inch right now. Calling for about an interim hopeless whiteouts. Yeah hopefully the loss of zack. Moss really does hurt this team. But i do think. Devon single terry is underrated. I think he can be a very good running back and people are like. Oh we can't catch. The ball is ever really been given an opportunity to play on what they haven't been given an opportunity to do so. I think the bills win this at home. I'm really upset that. It's a saturday night game because i'm going to be just anxious all day. Just i rather be just get it over with and maybe just drink my sorrows away at night but drunk before the game starts so you don't feel i'm just going to stress just my pantry out of all the food Twenty four. That's what i'm thinking. All right so the only thing i can predict per four. Saturdays is a terrible amounts of stress. That's the only thing i can predict. And i honestly think this is going to be a no defense game period and it is going to be like a fricken thirty. Something gave period. And it's going to do that ridiculous. I really think this is going to be unfortunately an offensive outpouring for both teams especially if it snows because when it snows this time of year in buffalo is either just nice lowry's and stuff or is literally a fucking blizzard there can be found in the wall and the crown win hurricane like wind in in what turns a really weird tornado for those kind of games in the in the in ralph slash new. Or whatever the hell it is. Sales watch out wants to stadium stadium. Those blue jays deals out there so we can get some more sponsoring we can get a real sports arena but jobs who all the blue jays nation. Thank you very much for tuning in every week. Because like i said we hit a hundred and just on the live show every week on twitter alone. And it's wonderful having you all ears so make sure you get those comments and beer with us as right like i'm gonna go thirty thirty one buffalo. The ravens will have the ball whether chance to tie it. Or score a touchdown. And the mario turn it over because it's snowing escape stress re- i they take on a little bit of stress for you guys but i am Last year when the forty niners played their divisional weekend game. They had the first game of the weekend. The saturday four thirty game. And i was like this is great because i will if i can watch the last dance stress-free drunk on saturday night after the game or if i'm not watching football for the rest of the weekend agassi's in veges basically one. I wish you guys luck on saturday. I'm sure we'll be taxing during that. There's a of Listening to this show that are fans of the buffalo bills are whoever you follow if your team is in the division weekend Upcoming on saturday or sunday. Good luck We are football fans too so you can talk to us about that but Luck the stadiums network will say that again Where you can find this all over twitter. Facebook instagram all. Your different podcast players spotify apple music. Everything give some ratings. 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The Bryce Is Right

"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. These baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Friday March. First two thousand nineteen BUSTER only and filling in for Josh macrey this week as Josh's at the combine today gave a saying a game you dropped in on a really fun day because we have something great to talk about Bryce Harper signing with the Phillies. What'd you think? Well, as a dodger fan asked you this before we hopped on I wasn't sure whether we dodged a bullet, or whether I should be disappointed, and I got encouraging words, I guess. Yeah. I think we're fine. Like, they're a really good team there divisions, not very competitive. So I think they'll they'll be fine. I think the giants will be absolutely fine while losing out on Harper. Because I don't think anybody expects them to contend this year. But for the Phillies, boy, it's a big boost. And gave Kappler the Phillies manager talked about the Bryce Harper deal. And how he heard it came down. Obviously if the reports are true that we acquired Bryce Harper certainly franchise altering certainly season altering for the Phillies. We were we were great ball club coming into spring training without Bryce Harper. If the reports are true, we're gonna have to be we're going to be an even better ball club. With rice offer citizens Bank park is come tailor made for him to perform. So if the if the reports were true that Bryce Harper is now affiliate. We'd be. Really excited because of the damage you could do not ballpark gave talked about how the fans behind the Phillies dugout during Thursday's exhibition word telling the players about the tweets that were coming in the news that was breaking Bryce Harper thirteen year deal three hundred and thirty million dollars the most the largest contract ever given to any player in major league baseball history, Mark Teixeira, and they'll be analyst for ESPN was sportscenter with sage Steele and talked about how Harper fits in with the Phillies if he plays. Well, he's gonna fit in great. Because Bryce Harper's one of those blue collar guys, you know, he has the flashy hair. And you know, the big name and everything but deep down Bryce Harper is a baseball player. He plays hard. He plays the game the right way. And if he goes out there and produces stays healthy and the Phillies win the Phillies fans are going to love Bryce Harper. The flip side of that is Billy feigns could be the toughest in all of baseball. So if the team struggles advice Harper struggles that three. Hundred thirty million dollar contracts is going to hang over his head, and it could be difficult. Dan to share a talked about where the Phillies rank in the National League eastern. His is why they the Phillies are probably the the most improved team in twenty nineteen. You look at all those additions you had to David Robertson at the back end of the bullpen. But I still think the Phillies are probably the second best team this division right now. The Braves won it last year. Have a lot of good young players that are getting better. And I think the Phillies the big key for Philly is will their starting pitching get better. Because after Aaron Nola they had a few guys that just didn't have great season area than ever. Great season. Zack effluent can be huge for the Phillies. If those two guys step up Billy's right there. It water Peres gave his opinion Kevin Gandhi about where the Phillies rank well yesterday. I spent a lot of time with them in Clearwater, and I said from the gut go this looks like a second place into me. Then all of a sudden you get the news of Bryce Harper in this lineup. Listen, even if he has an average year he makes everybody around them that much better in the Phillies could come in and get one more reliever. I just believe they need one more reliever. This is a first place team right now, this is a nationally beast in the east because it is a nasty division predict. But I had them right now, probably at the top contending with a week left in the and anything can happen. And coming up, call Ravitch, and I will talk about whether or not the Phillies might spin off an add a kaikal or Craig kimbrel or maybe GIO Gonzalez intimate coaching was asked by reporters about the Harper deal. We're going to to just maybe make this team that much better and seems to be a threat and is going to be a soon be exciting for all of us. You know, everywhere we go. Here's Aaron Nola as pretty cool. Finally, you know. I think Lura good team before him. But. Now, he he he that addition to the team makes us even better. So, you know, we're glad glad to claim them. And I'll look at poor for him again here, Sal paolantonio. Philly guy talked to will Cain about the decision by Harper signed with the Phillies. Bottom line is. This the Phillies had to do this deal. They were back into a public relations corner. They had to get out of it. First of all when John Middleton said, they was prepared to spend stupid money that has been a headline and on and tape loop on ninety seven five the fanatic or ESPN affiliate in Philadelphia where people have called in and said, let's let's spend stupid money Machado Harper. Where's the stupid, buddy? And then when it became clear that the dodgers and giants may sweep Parker off his feet. There wasn't revolt in town. Just in the last twenty four hours people were angry. How can a big market town like Philadelphia get outbid long term? And I think the Phillies respond to that. Let's get to it. It's the Rabbie train with Carl ravage. Ravitch? Of course, the host the baseball tonight play by play man for USPS in on basketball and baseball and Carl we know Phillies fans are excited by this news. I read this morning the Phillies sold about one hundred thousand tickets in the hours after the news of this broke their fired up. We heard from Gabe Kappler about how he heard about the signing from the fan sitting behind the Phillies dugout yesterday. And I gotta believe that on his drive back home last night. He probably was musing about the possible Phillies lineup, and we'll start with that just have some fun with this. If you're sitting and Gabe Kaplan shoes, how you start off the Phillies lineup because I got an imac cutch leading off like a gene cigar hitting second. I got Bryce Harper hidden third. I got Hoskins rail Mutya what about you? Wow. There's so many different ways to go with them. I probably have mccutchen down the down the line up a little bit to me. The the most important part is going to be the fact that there's a left-hander in Harper in that lineup. Yes. And you know, I think they've missed that. I think the idea that Machado might go. There gives them you know, that that that handed bat that they needed rethought benefits from this girl benefits from this greatly. Obviously, you know, if you look at the Philadelphia Inquirer today and all the things that they've done. I think the lineup is one thing. But I remember being with Terry Francona when he had what felt like the greatest lineup of all time. I forget Crawford on that team. He had had Hanley Ramirez in his prime on that team. He had I think Manny was or tease the point was that. He he had so many different iterations of a lineup and it didn't work out that season that the lineup is less important. Me than what than what? Harper brings to that team. And then that passion, I think we've all seen Philadelphia when it's been one of these places that was the must address in the summer for major league baseball in the northeast, including New York, including Boston Philadelphia was the place to go that gave copper probably will go through sixty lineups as long as Harper is healthy. And in the middle of it with Hoskins in cigarroa, and somewhere is the cutting. They they are the team to be in the National League east. And look I think, you know, and I'm sure we'll get into this. The idea that Bryce Harper took a huge long term deal with no outs. And all the things that there's not a huge surprise in that to me. But for lineups whether it's Kutcher Cesar Hernandez leading off or oatmeal, Herrera figured out. How to get on base? You know, you need some speed ahead of those guys but soon girl Harper resource coons, it's. Gosh, it's pretty good. I'm sure that the pitchers in Washington or looking forward to facing it pictures in New York are looking forward to facing that lineup. It's a darn good light on that. It's a terrific lineup. And it's a great addition for the Phillies and then just to follow up. Once you set any. Let's I feel like let's keep our eye on the ball here in terms of, you know, the reasons behind the contract or not contract, and, you know, narrative about well, it's family, and he wants to stay there took the biggest contract offer. And you know, what that's great, right? You know, the it's tremendous he took the biggest deal. But again, I think we had this conversation last week. This is the idea that baseball fans somehow feel as if they have a right to dictate the terms of the contract that a player accepts is blasphemy. I don't know any athlete who gets involved with any other professions salary structure, and whether that person should take a job or not. And yet is sports. It feels like the fan has you know, has a right to Joe JR. Whether it was a good deal. Why why why do they care whether Bryce Harper takes three hundred thirty million or Aaron Nola takes forty three. The you want him on your team. Great. Then you got him. Who cares when he gets paid? You. Don't want him on your team you're upset but he's on your team. Not that he took this amount of money or didn't take that he could have gotten more of an average annual value. But I I don't get caught up in that this is that individuals. Right. And that it seems decision. It's his. Perogatives if he has any family, it's their prerogative. It's not the perogatives of the baseball fan to go out and say, at least in my opinion. And again, I understand sports. I've been around forever. I get that they that. They all have opinions, but it's never been my lane to warriors or judge. What an athlete takes. I think you know, for me the example of of a player who has the opportunity to be traded to contender late in the season and decide I don't wanna do that. Well, then then that person is telling me they don't want to be involved in a race. They don't want to deal with the pressure. They don't wanna leave or particular city again their prerogative if you're a fan of that team. That's okay for you to be upset about it. But that's their choice. Their prerogative there. Right. Not yours. Never begrudge an athlete who takes four hundred million or four million, you know, and that's that. That's a bigger part of this entire offseason for me. Yeah. I I would agree with you on that. Look, I remember when Mike Hampton signed with the Colorado Rockies, and he told reporters now any mentioned to him. Now, this is about the school system. And you're like, no, it's fine. It was about money. That's okay. Right. And Bryce Harper here. Bluster. It might be a there look to me in Harper's case. And I know people have been like family that's garbage. That's the s but he was getting more money than me you Bryce, his family the entire state offensive area will ever need to survive from anywhere. The money was was was sort of a push factor. Yes. He took the most. But when you start parsing out three hundred thirty versus three hundred twelve versus four years at one hundred sixty eight million. I'm sorry. I don't focus on that particular number. And because it was a little ir them that. That's why he went there. He's getting his money, regardless of of the team that spitting on him. He's getting more money than he will ever need that you then go to your next your next part of that discussion within your home's walls. Okay. What's important to us? 'cause look we're going to be richer than rich. We have more money where do we want? To be as a geographic. Where do we want to play? What type of hostels do they have what's the school system? And then again, those conversations go in directions that you and I have no idea. But look the money is given. Now, you get into these other factors and for some people. It's it's weather in San Diego for some people. It's I wanna be in the northeast. I wanna be in a market where they are. Absolutely crazy about sports. I love that stuff. I wanna be I wanna be Philadelphia Flyers fan every time they play except when Las Vegas shows up. Like there were so many things that go into it beyond the money to me because the money's a given. That's happening. So now, we get into quality of life and all that stuff. And I do think all else being equal with money or close to equal those factors. Become a big deal. They could be. Although I do think that I mean, given the structure of the contract the thirteen years, and again, I I mean, I I'm totally with you. I think whatever Bryce wants to do is. Absolutely what Brice wants to do. I just don't want to hear the spin of. It's this or it's that now that's fine. You got the biggest contract, and that's great and you move on. And I will. Buster thirteen years amount of money within two years, you know, th that could easily within within a month. If the angel said, you know what? Now, we know. All right, Mike, trout, four hundred million for thirteen years. Like, if they were to me, if they were that interested in always being that did you that number then you would take the shorter deal because your your ego says no after four years, I know there's going to be guys making more. I'm going to redo this. I always wanna be making the most for today that amount of money. Three thirty is the biggest my guess is given what we know about. Mike trout. Mookie Betts, pending free agency. That's not gonna last. So he's not gonna that's that's only four today. That's not gonna last. And if you're truly interested in always being that guy, you take a much shorter deal. Yeah. And well, anyway, so let's let's let's just move on from that. You know what? So what you mentioned about what he brings to the Phillies. What do you think he brings to the Phillies? I think he brings. I think he brings a fire. I think he brings it competitiveness. There were several things that I as a sports fan who covers baseball love about this. I love that. He's playing the nationals all the time. I love that. He's in the northeast. I love that. He's in a hugely passionate sports area in Philadelphia. I love the the sort of age and fire and fight and anger and joy. I I liked the emotion of that guy. And I think that there is a clear outward distinction between those aspects of Bryce Harper and the more subdued though, no less. Passionate Mike trout, and I think that type of attitude and bravado and brashness is what I think chase subtly the Phillies with John Kruk, they plead with that sort of gosh, you're they come. It's like the Miami football team back when Jimmy Johnson was the football coach there they got off the airplane. You knew you were in for a lousy experience. This is gonna be a fair for the next three days. And I think they've I think they've missed that. And I think he brings that. And I think that's what feel Adelphia to me represents as a kid growing up into England when the Sixers rolls into town with with Julius Erving and Andrew Tony and Bobby Jones and the eagles rolled into town and affiliates when they were great and the broad street bullies like that's what Philadelphia is. And I think I've said to you on the on this podcast before having sat with him for. For a full day's shooting a commercial with him. I sense that he wanted to be in a city like that doesn't mean it's exclusive to Philadelphia. But I think he has the ability to really represent what I have in my head as the Philadelphia sports city. And I also recognize over thirteen years. My God they're going to go up and down rebuild that's happening. But let's not lose sight of that. You're not going to go on a thirteen year run like the Braves of the nineties. I don't think I think that's impossible these days. Yeah. And earlier this week we saw Troy till Lewinsky play against the Blue Jays in the first game and he hits home run. And he's streaming at the blue Jay dugout around the bases. And and you had to believe that the coaches in that Doug were like what we weren't even around. But this is Troy Lewinsky going into a new place new situation with fire and getting a chance to turn the page and move on. And I was going to ask you about that the last couple years, and I look I was. There for the first time that that first weekend. When Bryce face the Phillies and Cole hamels hit him on purpose. It was a welcome to the big leagues moment in Bryce takes third on a single. And then he steals home plate on a pickoff throw to first base, and he comes firing into the nationals dugout it aids. Nineteen screaming being fired up the last couple of years with the nationals have felt stale in that regard. I think this gives Bryce great opportunities to reenergize. What do you think? I completely agree. One hundred percent. And it's not for a I don't I don't imagine. That rice Harper has any ill will towards the nationals given the way that they took care of him. Given what they allegedly were offering him. If this is not a question of aid didn't want me they decided not to re sign me. They alienated me but a hundred percent being being in Washington. Several times for games there that there was that is exactly the right word kind of stale nature. To the entire process. It just felt like the air had come out of the balloon, and look this may benefit in some odd way the nationals you're turning the page on the Bryce Harper era. Yes as half a they have a fantastic team there. And look, you know, he he as much energy as he creates. He has the ability to also suck energy out of the room. And if he's not going, well, and you need your energy source to to provide that if he's only providing it, and there's not enough other guys around him providing it what he's not doing. Well, well, the team is flat. I I'd look the nationals could easily win that division. They're great. And they may go in there. Now as we've seen before and say, you know, what let's show we are way bigger as the some of our parts than we were with the superstar Bryce Harper. Let's let's show everybody. So I think this could work out in an odd way for them to. Yes. Somebody told me last night from another team said boy, if you're the Mets and your Brodie van wagon, and you're seeing this going oh boy. Because they have talked all winter about you know, making their team better. And now everybody else's loaded up to and so it'll be an absolutely tremendous race. Let's look at some of the Domino's that could come out of this with the rest of free agency. There was a perception. I you know, within among teams that I spoke with that. If the Phillies didn't sign Bryce Harper that they would spin off maybe focus on a Dallas. Kyko maybe focus on Craig kimbrel. But now they have hand they certainly have the money. I think left if they choose to if and we've seen this happened with Scott Boras clients before where one guy signs, and then another guy piggybacks off of that, maybe Dallas calico winds up there. Maybe GIO Gonzalez. Another voice. Client winds have taken that spot. I think it does raise an open question. What's next for Craig kimbrel? And I talked valuated this morning who were telling me, maybe the nationals, you know, maybe the Braves although the Braves would have to give up a really high draft pick. And at this point that's becoming a factor for team like the. As for the nationals who've already signed Patrick Corbin. Not as much of a factor. What do you see those other guys? Now now that the big dogs off the board. Yeah. I would say my first thought was one of those guys probably kaikal. I agree with the way that that you described the Boris sort of operation is that you know, what you're gonna get Harper. You're giving them all that money. But I'm I'm telling you we're gonna we're going to minimize the average annual value. So you can go get Tyco. And I know I know that you guys want him. I know you want kimbrel. Let's make let's in a sense becoming part of the the team even though he operates this an independent agent for everybody to keep he does sell. You know, the value of the franchise and the attractiveness of playing with Harper. It wouldn't shock me at one of those two guys where GO or somebody ends up on the Phillies. Like, can you imagine like we just hammered the industry, and you know, what there's a little side of life. Let's just drive another hammer into it because that's the game of thrones division. I mean, they they all exception of the Marlins have a particular weapon. Like you do in game of thrones. You know, whether whether you have a dragon or you're the white walkers or you have John snow, and there there are people that know the show it's like each army has weapon. Well, the nationals have weapons the Mets have weapons the Braves have weapons, and I thought that in light of that the Phillies get somebody else. And now, I'm thinking, okay. Who in that division has done a lot? And it's really been the nuts, and the mess that the Braves have not. And if the Braves I think if they're sincere in their desire to compete this year that they're the ones that have to go get a kimbrel or Kyko because that's you've got to combat the moves that the others have done. I know how good your young pitching is a little worried about maybe. And what may be? An injury to that arm. I hope it's not. But to me that's the team that the next the next move has to be made by if we continue to build up our own arsenals within the division, and it feels like Alex's topless. Took over general manager there about fifteen months ago has been keeping the big picture in mind. I I think he probably less than some of the other teams to be willing to give up a draft pick to sign at kimbrel. So it'll be interesting to see which way that goes harpers than an interesting situation now because shoot his first game with the Phillies is going to be what and less than four weeks. And I talked to folks last night about what's in front of him in this exceleron spring training. And when I got back was look if it was a pitcher like Jake Arrieta last spring like a Lance Lynn nice spring. You might have more concern. But you know, he's he's going to take physical today. They'll have the press conference on Saturday. He'll take lie BP on Saturday live EP on on Sunday and Monday and then Tuesday in Clearwater. He can. Make his debut for the Phillies. Get a couple of at bats it within a couple of weeks. They say he's going to be good. The the question in the real pressure comes from a lot of the outside stuff idiots like me, Bryce, af some time in the Phillies will protect him to a degree from folks like myself, it'll be the marketing people, it'll be, you know, ownership wanting him to be in a room to shake hands with sponsors. He's going to have a lot on his plate as the face of the franchise moving forward. What do you think he is the first point? I have euro concern about Harper when it comes to getting ready for the season. We we all know that by I'd say bye week three of spring training. Every single player is saying it's already too long. So he'll. That that he'll be ready for the opener. I think in Washington, obviously, we saw him with the home run derby. And the demands that were on him. I get that the homerun derby is an exhibition and there's no pressure involved. And yet he he he wore that like it was an and I remember that night so vividly, and I said to myself that this was the walk off moment in Washington, he won this. He was wearing the red white and blue it did with his dad. He did it in front of the fans, and I said to myself, that's it. He he's now walking off for Washington. He reminding everybody how great he is. And how how he can rise to be -cation. And all that joy and passionate enthusiasm was also if you remember, and I know you were there, you know, when you host the all star game you become the defacto individual host. He. He had a play that role in Washington he had to carry the homerun derby, he won the homerun derby those distractions. I think he has learned how to deal with. I think and I know the Phillies are very sensitive to it. Scott forests is very sensitive to it that he's experienced all that for his entire basically since he started to become a well known figure in baseball. Which was when he was in his early teams. He's at least sensitive and understands how that stuff goes that I'm I'm not overly concerned about either one of those things the only thing I think I would be looking at is. He's on the the self pressured to carry a team, and hopefully he recognizes and I'm sure he will you don't have to you got Hoskins and you've got Andrew mccutchen. Great move out of Phillies to bring a veteran guy like the cut you in for this type of thing for Harper. He'll help Bryce Harper a lot Bill of sure talk. We all know what a great guy. Teammate, the cut you can be on the surface, the initial move to mccutchen didn't look to me as great as it. Looks today. Yeah. I mean, you're right in terms of being a teammate. And also, he's a natural. I think fit for leadoff. We'll see where he winds up hitting. It. Am to have guys on base in front of Bryce before you go Carl. I want to ask you about this. I wanted to give shout out how about our program department. How about Rick Mace who's in charge of picking games that first Sunday night game? He bet that the Phillies would wind up with either Machado or Harper. We have months Sunday night that first weekend pretty fired up about that. I know he is how quickly did he checks you after that? Because I texted him right away. Not only do we have in Sunday night. But I believe it's me Tim at word o or me Yossi, and Tim we have him. We have the Phillies five times in six weeks five times in six weeks. So we have often, and I know on a very selfish level. I was delighted to see him end up in Philadelphia. He makes that that game very exciting. And boy when you start playing NFL games or cardinals or cubs while that is that is so exciting. I I love it. And again, I'm not suggesting it's gonna work for thirteen years. But boy, it's good stuff. It's a great story. Yeah. Thirty seconds on this. I wish I touched Senator early. But I don't think it's a big deal for the dodgers giants. I think the dodgers it's a lot of depth them. They'll overcome that. And on the giants. I don't really think it's a big deal because I think Bryce would have been added is is like a business deal not necessarily to win this year. But to give the fence somebody to watch as the team goes through its trans. I agree with you one hundred percent. I think he could I think he makes every team better. But I do think that the dodgers are still as as much favorite. As the Phillies are to win the National League pennant. All right, Carl thanks for doing this. You've got. It's time for some inside heat on baseball tonight. Scott Lauber covers the Philadelphia Phillies for the Philadelphia Inquirer. And scott. You must have been relieved. When you finally saw the decision come down. Tell me sort of how the news broken in the in the press box where you were wherever you were in the reaction that you heard immediately afterward. Yeah relief is a good word for it. Another good word is that after one hundred eighteen days of this. I was able to sleep with both eyes closed last night not worrying about what that's gonna light up in the middle of the night. I it's interesting because when when word began to leak out that that they were in agreement. It was it was like the fifth inning of a game in Clearwater. And you know, so Gabe Kappler's in the dugout and or sitting right outside the dugout and the team is on the field. That was actually a split squad yesterday. So half of the group is in Dunedin, which is the town right next door to clear water. And so they were pretty spread out as a team yesterday. And so obviously everyone. Starts to scramble around and try to confirm the news and get details of numbers and opt-outs. And and any other ins and outs that might be part of the deal. And you know at the end of the game they come off the field. And of course, it's an agreement. And which means that they're still a physical to be passed. And it's still has to be signed and sealed. And so every single thing that gave Kappler said after the game was prefaced with if the reports are true. And of course, we know that the reports are true. I mean, we've all done our homework at that point. We've we've we've we feel like we've got the story down. So the it was kind of funny. I mean, you could sort of talk about it. But not talk about it. And and that was sort of the the atmosphere here yesterday, obviously, the organization is incredibly excited about adding a player like this. They've been after Bryce Harper and or Manny Machado now for years. I mean when they began their rebuild back in two thousand fifteen they did so with an eye on this off season. Because of these two star players and John Middleton, the owner of the Philly's kind of made it his his mission to get one of them. And I said all along, and I felt this way really from the start of the off season that the owner wasn't going to be denied on this that that he had a lot of money to spend. And he was going to spend it told everyone he was going to spend money this off season you end up spending almost half a billion dollars this offseason, including the Harper deal. And and did what he said he was gonna do. So, you know, for me all signs pointed to them getting this done all along because they had the most money and incredible motivation to do it, and it took I'm sure a lot longer than they thought it would. But they got it done. And when you and I talk last week, I think it was last week. We talked about how it felt like that. If the Phillies get him. It was going to have to be a case where the owner got emotional and grabbed the steering wheel. And it seems like that's exactly what happened because I think if you look at the analytics of it, it's clear from some of the offers of the other teams know the dodgers not willing to go as far the analytic say that a super long term deal. Like this a lot of time doesn't pay off. So you need the owner to grab the steering wheel in order for it to happen. What do you think? Yeah. Exactly BUSTER, look you cover the Yankees for a long time, and you covered George Steinbrenner. And it was a very Steinbrenner Rian thing for John Middleton to do last Friday when he got on his private jet flew across the country to Las Vegas with his wife. Matt Clinton was not on that flight Andy macphail to my knowledge is on that flight. It was I believe a Middleton only mission, and they went to Vegas to have dinner with price Harper and his family and and try to sell them finally. Philadelphia. And why it made sense for them to come here? I, you know, for an owner to do that, you know, obviously, he's incredibly emotionally invested in wanting to get this particular player. And you know, it's it's no coincidence either that his trip to his last trip to Las Vegas to. Woo Bryce Harper came. I think two or three days after many Machado signed with the Padres. It was clear to me at least that this owner like I said wasn't going to be denied on this player and all the talk in the in the past few days about Harper wanting to stay on the west coast, and maybe, you know, playing California and stay at home. I think the end of the day. It was all about the longest deal for the most money to come to a place that look he's not a stranger to Philadelphia. He's played their, you know, nine times or ten times every year for the past six years. He knows the city. I think he understands the passion that the city has for sports, and what it's like on the east coast and in the northeast, Washington's not all. Far away. So I, you know, I don't think he's walking into this with his eyes closed. I think he understands what it's all about. I'm sure that John Middleton told them what the city is like when the team is good. You know, that to me was an interesting aspect of this is that you're talking about a player in Bryce Harper who made his debut in twenty twelve phillys haven't been in the playoffs since twenty eleven. He's used to coming into photo and really kicking their butts. And and not knowing what it's like when that ballpark is full and packed and the team is good. And I think that they were probably trying to get him to imagine. What that's like what it was like back in two thousand eight nine ten eleven and you know, I think ultimately, you know, they put up the most money, and they gave him the most years, and and sold them on on this being the place to go. So for all that talk about the west coast and an opt outs and whatnot. I think it was an emotional owner who went in there and said, here's why you gotta come to our our place. Here's my offer. And and he made the best offer. And he wasn't going to be denied. And I got to tell you. I kinda roll to the narrative of well. It's about family, and you know, and there were no opt-outs because he wanted to say oh stop. It's about getting the biggest contract ever. It's about getting a ton of money. And that's great. Then it's totally as prerogative that. I I I mean, it's it's pretty simple. I feel like is that you know, he Scott Boris of you know, work through this. And this was what they wanted in the end the biggest contract for any player ever in major league baseball history, which you think no doubt about it. No doubt about it. And look what industry where where people work for a living and get paid. What what industry would would somebody would somebody not make that same decision? I mean, if it's about family, it's it's about family because it's about getting the most money to set up generations of your families. You know, that that's the that's the part that sets you know, that if you wanna make it about family. But no, I think that you're right. I mean, and I think any of us in the same situation would probably do the same thing. We would look at the two or three or four. Offers in front of us. And we would we would go with the one. That was the biggest there's no no shame at all in that. And look I mean in none at all. So I completely agree with you. Yeah. I and we've seen other players do this at the top of the market. And I think that there is there is a sense of responsibility. Among those players CCC Tabatha in a when he was a free agent after two thousand eight he wanted to play in California. He would've loved to play for the dodgers would love to play for the angels. They offered the angels offered one hundred million dollars the Yankees knowing that he had to basically be coaxed away from that offered him one sixty one CC it at the top of the market set. You know, he took that deal with an opt out in the middle of despite his reservations about going in New York, the in part because I think he knew a you take the most money if you're at the top of the market and be there's responsibility other players. I felt like David price did the same thing had gone to the Red Sox. You know? Yeah. Oriented his free agency that you know. Hey, maybe in a in a perfect world. We would have loved to play in Saint Louis or whoever the cubs or some other team. He took the most money. There's no shame in it. It's it what happens especially for those big dogs. We see it all the time BUSTER, and you know, I mean, I covered the Red Sox for eight years before I came back to elsia about proper that that David price negotiation. And and yeah, I mean, you know, everyone said he wants to go to Saint Louis you'd prefer St Louis. Well, the Red Sox offer them two hundred and seventeen million dollars, which was the most money ever given overall value to a pitcher. So he wasn't gonna turn that down. No matter what he thought of Boston or wanting to go there. And especially you know, I was telling people this, you know, it feels like for weeks. Now, I've been saying this that, you know, especially in the climate that we're in where there's quite a bit of tension between the owners and the players can you imagine the outcry from the union if Bryce Harper had taken half of this deal to go to Los Angeles. You know, if you've taken, you know, one hundred sixty million over. You know, you know, over five years or something like that for, you know, a, you know, they would have said, well, it's a higher as v, but nevertheless, he took quite a bit less money. And I think the union wasn't gonna take kindly to a player price. Harper's stature in this climate with with with players talking about how salaries are down, and and you know, and potential labor strife on the way in a couple of years. The union was not gonna take kindly to a player of Harper stats or signing for less than the than the most overall money that you can get and tip of the captain Brice forgetting that deal. He went through, you know, six plus years in the big leagues he earned his service time, he got on the open market, and he got a great contract before you go. When ask you about the Phillies now move forward. You know, there had been an expectation that if the dodgers are the giants signed Harper that they would spin off and maybe use that money for someone like a Dallas kaikal or like Craig kimbrel. They certainly have the payroll flexibility on the long-term flexibility to go and make more moves this winter we've seen. Situations in which you have these Scott Boras clients piggyback off of one deal when a major frigid signs with the team. Sometimes another guy's follows Keiko's represented by Boris GIO. Kazaa is represented by Boris Craig kimbrel. Still unsigned you think to Phillies are done for the winter. You think they wanted to pointing one of landing one of those three. You know, it's interesting is as total serendipity would have it. I was just actually going through their payroll numbers right before I came on with you. And you know, if my math is right? And I've never been accused of being a math major or anything like that. My math is right. I think they're CBT number as it stands right now. After Harper is one is about one eighty seven hundred eighty seven million which is still comfortably under the the threshold. So they have you're right. They have the ability now to add a kaikal or kimbrel. I just haven't gotten the sense that they that. They're all that motivated to do that. I'm somebody who believes that. They are still a pitcher short and Dallas Kyko would help this team. I think, but the sense I've gotten is that when you know, they they went hard after Patrick Corbin got outdid by the national. They made an attempt to J half who went back to the keys once those two pitchers came off the board. I my sense was that they they didn't see anybody else on the free agent. Market at least who really excited them. And that includes kaikal NGO Gonzales who they viewed as a guy would be a substantial upgrades over what they have right now at the back of their rotation. So I just haven't gotten that feeling at least with kaikal that the Phillies wanna go there because they just don't view them as as an upgrade. Now, if if Dallas kaikal turns around and says he's willing to sign a one year deal, maybe it changes their thinking, and they say sure for one year, you know, we'll add that pitcher, you know, he can help us for one year. But I don't think they want to be involved with Dallas Tyco for longer than that Kimbrell is interesting too. Because I think they feel kinda similarly on kimbrel. If it's short term way way shorter than what Kimball was looking for when the off season started. I could see them being interested anything more than a year. Maybe two I think they'll pass because I think they really liked their bullpen. They added David Robertson too. Group that wasn't. That was pretty good last year strengthening Dominguez back Hector narratives back. I mean, they've got a lot of good right handed pitchers who can pitch late in the game at the back of that bullpen, and we know gave tap is not a fan of the conventional closer Craig kimbrel from the moment. He stepped onto the field in the minor leagues. It's been conventional ninth inning closer. So he doesn't really fit. But if it was one year, I could see them saying sure he could make a good bullpen a monster bullpen if it's only for one year and a short commitment. They do have the ability to do it. They have freedom to do it. They have the money to do it. And if the terms are, right. I could see them jumping in. I just you know, anything more than a year on both of those guys. I think they'll probably take a pass. Yeah. Which is why I still wonder if because they spent they spent on the big ticket item on Harper. If GO winds are making some sense, and somebody's, you know, certainly the organization's very familiar with since he was, you know, with them early in his career, Scott, thanks for doing this. You bet boss journey times jumping into the numbers. Evaluating millions of leases data in league. The Cincinnati by do hundred vines fine Lert, Liz on. This is hembo knows and Hanbo cars. Paul indicates who we knew we had to get on today because it involved a Philly guy and involved Bryce Harper. And hembo, I know you've been digging into some of your notes, let's start with this. Okay. You know, I tweeted out in early February that if they get got Harper that got rail Mutoko done, then I could see top five in their line of being mccutchen one cigarette to Harper three Hoskins for real mutual batting five man, Bryce, Harper Reese, Hoskins back to back that can do. They those guys can do some serious damage. No question. Bryce, Harper's five sixty four career slugging. It citizens Bank park BUSTER ranks first among seventy-one players with at least two hundred plate appearances there, rethought Skains who will likely hit directly behind Harper in the batting order. He drinks second on that list at five sixty two and those two will look to hunt. Some fastballs next season among all qualified nationally hitters last season BUSTER, Hoskins and Harper ranked first and second respectively. In slugging against the fastball. And I'm not talking about ninety or ninety one. I'm talking cheese. Among all qualified hitters last season. They ranked second and third in home run rate on pitches. Throw ninety six mile per hour or faster. These guys are gonna mash now, I know some stats analysts hate the word feared. But that word was into note that you sent to me about Mr. Harper, and it has that's the back up Bryce Harper is among the most feared hitters in baseball since two thousand fifteen bus there. He has seen the lowest percentage of pitches inside the strike zone. Among active players that just forty two percent. He also ranks second in walk rate at seventeen percent and third in intentional walks with sixty two during that time among all hitters in the game. Not named might trout in my judgment pitchers. You who has the most feared hitter. And you made a really good point earlier this week with the implementation of the designated hitter in the National League lightly coming down the pike. These are old man skills. These are things that are going to hold up during his mid to late thirties. If it get that far with this guy, I think that bodes really well moving forward. So how do you think he'll do early on? Because as I wrote a piece. ESPN dot com. This morning as we talked about with Carl Ravitch, boy, he's gonna have pressure on him a lot of outside forces. As he tries to get himself ready for the start of the season. Those spring training is already underway and he's behind a tad. Bruce. Harper's should hit the ground running. Once the regular season begins harpoons the fourth best. Oh PS. Among all players in majorly history in March and April Babe, Ruth, Ted Williams and Barry Bonds of the only ones had him on that list. I mean, those are video game numbers BUSTER. Yeah. One hundred percent. So it'll be interesting to see what happens in man. Their games are going to be must watch hembo. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for coming in BUSTER the question for Philadelphia. This year is not what we have a parade. It's how many parades. Will we have? Oh, my. By the way, when I heard this yesterday because they sit on radio about a year and a half ago that you know, I bet the family farm back in Vermont that they would have to get Harper Machado. I was quite relieved when word came down yesterday. We've lost that more times than you know. No, I told I bet it wants greenie except he didn't take the bet. So I'm I'm still hanging onto it really has no interest in a farm, as you know, let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the duck inside the other nesting does he has plenty of time to think could Saturday she has no brain, however, winning in the most nesting dole, his the geiko not only saves people money, but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to Geico is a no brainer in a most nesting Dollond a lot in life. Does ally with Sunday night. Baseball's. Jessica mendoza. Jessica will have her first broadcast on the sixth of March. We are actually a broadcasting Red Sox games back to back down from Fort Myers. Where I am today. Jesse's in her home in California and just it'll be fun. You know did to get cranked up get started but doing broad game broadcasts, not the only thing you, do you spend some time this winter working on an interesting piece on Clayton Kershaw. Tell us about that. Eight I got spend some time with the kershaw's with Clayton and his home, you know, with season training was kid kind of running in and out of his home ZIM kinda get offensive Clayton, you know in the off season. And and then we took a trip down to the Dominican Republic, which was you know, an this peaceful air before opening day. So we'll get into it a little bit more then, but it was a pretty emotional trip. We were working with the international Justice mission and basically to create more awareness and learn more about child sex trafficking. The kershaw's are very passionate. And as you know BUSTER mean him, and Ellen do all kinds of work. Whether it's an Africa the Dominican or even in Dallas in LA with with their foundation Kershaw challenge. But this is something like a whole 'nother level we we went undercover. We went down the red light district there. We did all kinds of research learned a lot. Not a lot that you can't race. It was it was intense and to do that with a person and player like Clayton and kind of have this very emotional trip. Was was incredible. How did this become important for them? Basically the learned about it through Adam Roach and had kind of really I think both of them, obviously. Now having to children and realizing how big of a problem this was and I think like myself, I mean, you know, the child sex trafficking exists, but it seems something so distant so far away something in movies. You know, it just doesn't seem like something. That's that's here and not only is it rampant in the United States. But when you go to places like the Dominican you're seeing you know, how Americans are utilizing the opportunity to go down there to be able to get what they need and how much the government is is not working with people to try to stop it. So when you have someone like Clayton Kershaw who met with the present. Of the Dominican while we were there to adamantly say this needs to be stopped. And he he signed a petition. I mean, it was it was there was stuff. That literally got changed. Why we were there because Clayton was so passionate about it. Obviously a lot of this is driven with his wife Ellen, but both of them being able to be that presence and honestly make change. And they did I mean while we were there we saw I mean, they're government. Take put in the action so much more to be able to now go after the people who are in charge of a lot of the child sex trafficking. It's interesting because a lot of players when they get into this thirties, and is starting to think about retirement, some of those guys I kind of get worried about a little bit, and it was clean. I was feel like that is baseball careers a precursor to the other stuff that he's going to do in his life. Right. It feels like this is someone who's always going to be, you know, with such drive to help people yet, you know. Funny vaster because that was one of my questions for him. And I hope this makes the piece just because it was so genuine and soak Clayton, I you know, I asked them. All right. So when you're retired. You're all done like what what's Clayton Kershaw like job and their home? I it's so interesting because it, you know, and you've seen it it, it it I expected this gated communities some gigantic mansion, you know, just this whole thing and he lives right across the street from an elementary school literally right across the street. And he's like, you know, every day, I see the crosswalk person with our best on and they're taking these little like seven eight nine year old and helping them across the street. And it was like I wanna do that. And he's like, I, you know, he's like, obviously, you're right. He'll be involved in numerous charities helping people. That's that's their mission. That's who they are. They're they're a very giving family, but I can also see clean just being that normal like, which is happens to be your hall of fame pitcher Clayton Kershaw walking around some thirty who by the way, probably no idea who he is because they're nine and eight and they're just you know, kids, and he's walking them across the street with his giant fluorescent best on. I remember I went and did spend some time Clayton down in. He grew up in the Dallas area when he was in the off season, he's going through his workouts. And I just having done a number of those types of stories you thinking, okay, here comes the entourage. Right. The agent will be there. The PR person will be there. The personal trainer who works with him playing cats and the personal trainer who is goes for weights with him. And maybe somebody with a car service to drive him and no Clayton drives up to the his old high school, and he was given a key by the folks there, and he's going through his throwing regimen by himself, and he's going through his workouts completely by himself. There's no driver. There's no entourage. No anything. He's always been so self motivated. I think so self contained and I suspect you get a feel for that. And being around him during his workouts? I couldn't believe. Okay. First of all, you pointed that out to me. So that was something. I I went and worked out or Washington without I should say. So it wasn't necessarily working out with him. And he's in there doing I mean, some of the stuff he's doing and they get like pro athletes like, you know, it's it's not easy work, all the all the different movements. But as an athlete myself watching him go through some of this, and I'm like, you have the piece to be able to have someone near to help. Like just come on. Let's go, you know, just and then giving him over different things, and he liked why would I ever do that? Like if you don't have motivation to do this can play the major league level. Like, I'm like, you do realize your like one of the only people that does us though. Right. And he like, yeah, he's like, but in his mind, it just seems so confusing. Everyone wouldn't be that way. But what stood out to me? The most was actually like we found out. Okay. We're going to actually fly with the Kershaw down the minute. Can't wait. We get like a private plane is gonna be awesome. Like, I'm so excited. It'll be such an easier way to get the Senate. Mingo not only will we claimed commercial. But like he's been coach in the back of the plane in a middle city. You're kidding. I mean, I know and I was like cleaning like I get. Okay, fine. No private jet. Like, okay. I could see, you know. But like not even first class, and he's like, why would I fly for class? He's like, I'm complete. I mean, and he's not saying this like I mean, he's genuinely like you and his mind it's a waste of money. When money could be going to so many other things, and especially for this like knowing that it was the international Justice mission that was helping fund this. He's like, why would I take money away for when this money could be used to help get you know, bad guys, and I'm just looking at him, and he's gonna feed, and I mean, there was I mean just that was on this fly. And it was like every GM in baseball happened to be on this plane from Miami to connected for Miami descended to Mingo and they're all looking cleaning. The watching him go to the very back of the plane while they're all in first class. And it just I was like this is Clayton. And then that show. Yeah. I remember saying last year is we were talking about his possible contract extension. He cares less about money than any superstar player that I've ever been around. And by the way, it's totally the product of I, and I don't mean that as a criticism of other people I it doesn't matter to him. He doesn't need much. You know, he he really values the life that he has the life that he has at the moment. However means that he's not necessarily at full strength as you know, they they backed him off. And Dave Roberts has been asked. You know, there's some concerns about what he's doing. What you read on his situation. One of the things that I reacted to. I mean, just spending time with them was like how he talked about how he needs to change, and his mindset and giving a little bit more, you know, this better than I do, but he's incredibly stubborn, and that's part of what makes him of the pitcher that he is you know, he's for much of his career will not back down going inside. He will push through workout, even when there's paying and he's learned now as his body, you know, is is aging at that. You know, I was his back last two years that you can't just keep pushing through. You can't keep doing the same thing that you've always done and get the same result. And that was something that was really interesting to see in his eyes because he's not quite there yet. I wouldn't think he's like, oh, so I'm now going to change and make sure that I'm listening to everyone around me. I mean, there is still the stuff replacements like I will keep doing what I've been doing. But when I, you know, hearing about the his shoulder right now, and you know, twice that he's gone up to throw and then back down. In this last case, when it was very quick, it seemed I feel like the old Clayton would have been like, you know, I'm still gonna throw like we're gonna get this workout in. And you know, what if it feels bad tomorrow, then maybe take the day off? But I'm not going to back down easily. This is I feel like a new side of him. That is listening to trainers that is listening to his body. And understanding we are still late February do I need to push through. This is their game. Seven immoral. No. And I I really truly believe this is if this was last year two years ago, you would still be just kinda pushing through what he's filling in a shoulder right now. All right. And he's all access games that we have next week again March sixth and seventh to broadcast of Red Sox exhibition games. And I had a conversation today as I was having. And I was thinking in watch us come and does a wishes she was here. Right listening to Jackie Bradley, jR, talk about all the work that he's done on a swing during the course of the off season. And you know through last year, we became part of this. That would work out JD Martinez, and he listened to JD Martinez and talk about the approach and you saw some of that progress toward the end of the year. The guy won the MVP trophy for the American League championship series. And you know, as I talked to him every day, you can just see the confidence level growing. And it was like part of him couldn't wait to get into the off-season to have conversations about his swing into work on his swing, and he told me that in November he flew out to California to work with this specific coach and a coach, you know, work through things on his upper body. And then he flew back out just before the start of spring training, and they focused on his lower body. Look he's been an accomplice player in the big leagues. But it feels like this might be the Yeary puts everything together. And a bet you're gonna love talking about his swing and our broadcast next week. Absolutely. And and honestly, I think this entire story of Jackie, Bradley, jR. I mean, this is someone that even when he first came up like it, you know. Struggled and people were wondering, you know, where is the the prospect that people kind of thought that would be there. And then he blew everyone away the next year with his offense. And obviously everything he can do the center fielder, which was always there. And then this year, we saw him struggling and back back down to this level that really hasn't been him at all and to see Alex Cora stick with him. And I remember sitting manager meetings in straight up asking, Alex like is is Jackie Bradley. Have you thought about even platooning or maybe not playing him all the time? Like is that hot crossed your mind knowing that the offense has been there now scores like, oh, it's it's they're like, I mean, there was so much confidence in what Jackie Bradley, jR, obviously, the work ethic everything that he will do to try to tweak fix strengthen and mentally get through. And obviously how he shined in the postseason was a huge key for that. But he's not done yet. I mean, that's crazy about him. And I heard Brian Cashman actually talking about this on if he does. And it'll be network radio was literally talking about how they feel like Aaron Hicks their signing of Aaron Hicks was very much a comparison to Jackie Bradley, juniors growth and development and what they saw on Hicks is that Jackie Bradley, jR. Same thing was the one that you know, you saw the potential but just wasn't quite there. The ups and downs and Hicks someone that's still they feel like is hasn't even reached the full potential even at his age. So anyway, I thought the comparison Jackie Bradley, jR, was such a compliment in the fact that Brian Cashman, an opposing team general manager could see that this is somebody that, you know, the Red Sox are very lucky to have. And he's only get better longtime GM Doug Melvin once said to me he said he thought centerfield guys sometimes take a little bit longer to put everything together. And it feels like the Jackie like right on the cusp of that. And I'm sure we'll be talking about that. I think we're going to get Brock hold maybe convinced him to sing because ever all of his teammates as the best. Singer on the team. I'm hoping we it were to Rodriguez from what I understand a master of country music that shocked his teammate. So we got a lot of stuff coming. Yeah. We got we got. Interesting things and just I will see you down here in Fort Myers. I think by. Bleacher tweets. All right BUSTER, our first question comes from me Clark and Addison at cub fan McMahon. The Scott Boris's apparent cornering of the market have a negative effect on baseball. Oh boy. And it's interesting because you know, he had so many clients. He still does have a number of clients who are unsigned. But he looks like he's going to have some of the best clients next fall whether someone like a Garrett Cole or JD Martinez. If he upset of his deal Zander Bogart's we talked about this yesterday. I I don't think it's necessarily negative on baseball. I do wonder if individual clients are kind of left behind we talked earlier in the week about Marlin Gonzalez, it feels like he didn't get his deal done. And from a practical standpoint, boy, that's a lot of work for one agent to try to execute as we go into spring training. But for baseball itself now, I don't think so and Scott, you know, through the years is typically most of the time lines of getting his players, really great contracts and Bryce got one or next one comes from. Is it time for dodger baseball yet at Mr. cynical nineteen ninety eight nine ten. Poster with air Nado and Harper being signed where does LA turn to Ren don't or maybe start waiting on trout. Yeah. Rendell on is another Scott Boras client, and I really do think at some point rent don't work out something with the nationals because the anthonys type of person he just doesn't like a lot of complication and Stephen Strasburg is the same way. It wouldn't shock me at all if they wind up working at a long term deal. And and look I think Mike trout in two thousand twenty one he's playing in one of three places. He's either going to play with the angels and stay there. And and the angels will continue to be millville west form or he's going to go to the Phillies or is gonna go the Yankees. I cannot see him signing with the dodgers. I would be so shocked if he signed with the dodgers remember whoever gets trout, it's going to be on a on a deal that's going to take them through the end of his career. And we've seen the dodgers now twice haven't. I three times have opportunities to go after big high end free agents who commanding really long deals or in the case of John Carlos Stanton trade for a player with ten years left on his contract, and they passed their operating philosophy is very clear. They don't want to go beyond four or five years. All right. This last one comes from Jason Baker at the j Baker eighty one BUSTER with boasts Stanton and Harper opting to go to other teams rather than the San Francisco Giants should they consider bring in fences to attract offense of talent. No, no. I don't think. So what do you think? I don't know. I mean, it's a lovely ballpark. But it seems like everybody talks about how difficult it is for hitters there. So you wonder if there is like some sort of khazei shin there, but it seems with with Harper. It's more about the money than the ballpark. Right. Well, and within the giants case they offered him twelve years in three hundred ten million dollars. So it was a very comparable offer butts. And again, I I'm not in the room. I don't know. Exactly, what Brice, you know, how he made his decision, but to sign a three hundred ten million dollars in California, a lot different than signing for three hundred and ten million in Philadelphia because of the state taxes and players may not talk about that out loud. But ages talk about a privately like, they always mentioned that. Yeah. You signed to California you gotta get enough money to offset the taxes. So I think it's less about the ballpark there. And you know, maybe it was more about where the giants are. Now, it looks like going through a period of rebuilding. And maybe it did have something to do with state taxes. We'll never know for sure. All right. That'll do it for please. You tweets today for this week. Josh will be back next week. So you can get your tweets into him. And BUSTER using the hashtag Bleacher tweets, I'm not sure Josh. We'll be back. I mean, Josh seems to really enjoy the NFL combine I see him just loves hanging out with the football guys. And maybe the Red Sox winning the title last year's made fat and happy in regards to baseball. What do you think trader I saw that picture of him at the Pacers game with all of the fantasy football guys? And I was like what what's going on? Yeah. I know I thought Josh was our guy thought he would have you know, we're gonna have to dress that beginning of next week. That's it for today might thanks Scott. Lauber to call ravage to Paul indicators to just come in does a and forgave us sane agape. Thanks again for filling in for Josh. Do it man anytime have a great weekend. Everybody, thanks for listening. 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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 470: Standout Prospects and AL Central Offseason Gradings

GSMC Baseball Podcast

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GSMC Baseball Podcast Episode 470: Standout Prospects and AL Central Offseason Gradings

"Golden concept in baseball podcast. We cover everything major league from spring training who the world theory. Got your favorite club. Cover from new york. Combatant to elan is the golden state media content. Baseball podcast hello. Everyone and welcome back to the gmc. Baseball podcast brought to you by the gmc podcast network. I'm your host jack right now and we are getting even closer to opening day and i have to tell you with opening day and all these other sports that are getting ready to start or in the height of their season. I'm just incredibly thankful. We have sports right now because a year ago this time there was no sports at all. So we've definitely come a long way without question. And i already know i'll be parked in front of my tv on opening day taking notes and enjoying the immense amount of baseball but jumping into today's episode. We've got another really good one as get into some young prospects and players that have stood out early on in spring training another free agency division grading and so much more. So let's get into it and all first step right into some of the latest news going around the mlb in a little update from spring training as well. And what all is going on. Down in florida and later i'll share which young players and prospects that have been especially impressive early on in spring training. And who could be making some early noise in their young careers and then we'll get into which three game series is in april. And may you'll want to check out that could be great watches and also previous to either. Division title races wildcard races or even potential world series preview. And make sure you stay right here with us for the final segment today as i'll get into another division off season grading of the teams and the entire division of the al central. It's going to be a really really good one. A jam packed. Show but i wanna. I dive into a little contract update as kansas city. Royals catcher salvador perez society four year eighty two million dollars extension. That keeps him with the royals all the way through till he is thirty five and this is a big signed for the royals right. I've always been a big time proponent and believer in salvador perez. Personally i mean he's the centerpiece of this team right. I think that we can all agree to that. He's been around since their world series runs. He's been around since they're kind of rebuilding phase at. They're in right now. And i think that they're slowly getting out of to be honest with you not to mention. He's one of the best catchers that we've seen in the last ten years and i think a lot of people can make that argument. I think that you can put up there. Not in the same tier as yada molina. But he is really close. I mean he is really really close. This is actually the largest contract in royals franchise history and he'll making thirteen million this year. And i'll go all the way up till he goes into two thousand twenty five. He'll make twenty two million and then he'll have a thirteen and a half million dollars club option in twenty twenty six. So he's going to be a royal for quite some time and i think that they're really happy about that. And this is the third highest contract for a catcher in history trailing only jt room who as we all know sign that huge contract himself recently and then also joe mauer a few years ago with the minnesota twins regardless. I think that he's going to not only have a lot of success playing wise but he's also a mentor. He's a veteran. He's been around the block a couple of times and this is a really young team and they've got a lot of really young pitchers that have a lot of potential and everybody is always spoke very highly of his ability to have great pitcher catcher relationships. All pitchers that have ever really had to work with him have had said nothing but nice things about how he is very professional how he's very particular and just kind of a very fine detailed and how he goes about approaching things the pitch calling the pitch sequence everything that he does with the pitcher. Everybody you said that the chemistry between him and his pitchers has always been a very high level. So i think having him around being that mentor for these young pitchers i think it's going to do wonders for their pitching rotation. He had a great year in twenty three thirty three with a six thirty. Three slugging percentage. Then he was time for the lead in catch the he's tied for the most home runs by a catcher in twenty twenty with eleven him and jt. Romeo both belted eleven home runs so a really big sign really happy for salvador says. I think he's somebody that we also kind of forget about because he is in kansas city and he's not really in a major market and as a result. I don't know if we really pay as much attention to him as we should because he is a very talented baseball player. And i think that he's going to continue to etch his name in baseball lore. If you will especially in catcher laura as one of the better catchers to a played this game. So congratulations to mr perez. Why don't wanna just briefly touch on a little update involving the change in size and feel of the baseball's. I know i mentioned in disgust at a couple of episodes ago and discussed what i thought was going to happen to the game and how that might have been received by the players as again. There's already been. Some remarks made by players about the difference in the baseballs and all honesty. The things that i've read in this was kind of an update during an update. While i was reading the athletic everyday individuals not going to notice any difference. Somebody that has not really been picking up a baseball every single day. Numerous times throughout the day. They're not gonna feel any sort of difference. They're not gonna feel assize change or a change or anything but pitchers have already made comments early on about how the latest seemed to be much thicker than they usually are in the ball seems to be much squishy sheer as well near the as well so might give them a little bit better grip allowing in some will think that it's going to increase the spin rate for some pictures some pictures that already have really good off speed pitches and have great breaking balls. They might have a really good seasons this year because it might be a lot easier for them to a grip the ball that way but be also the just the sheer trajectory. That will come out. It's going to come out completely different. And so it might allow pitchers to kind of come back in and rain over baseball. As opposed to the last two years where hitter seemed to have ruled baseball for the most part due to all the home runs and all the massive amount of power offensive statistics. That have really ballooned. I would say and then also just getting kind of an insight from a particular player blake. Snell has already noticed that the ball does not carry as much on fly ball. So again it's going to be a lot harder for some of these big time. Power hitters guys. That haven't even been hitting the ball that far but have been pretty consistent with how often they're hitting home runs that's going to be a big change for them. They're not going to be able to give it or they're not going to be able to give it the lift that they're used to giving the ball when they swing and hit and as a result. It's definitely going. I think a little bit. I think that some guys are definitely going to see a digression in their numbers are going to see a setback a little bit. I don't think it'll be anything drastic but this is going to be a year of the pitcher. i think. I think we're gonna see pitchers release star to expand their repertoire. Pitching wise and guys like trevor bauer. Who's known for having a really really good spin rate. He's going to be one of those guys. That's going to benefit the most from this. So i do think that this change now kind of puts the ball back in play for pitchers to having the ball in play for hitters and really kind of the advantage being in the hitter's favor now. I think it's a little bit in the pitcher side so it'll be very interesting but also just kind of intriguing to see the early reports in the early remarks about the changing of baseballs and how the players are starting to respond to it this early on in the season. I mean we haven't even gone to day quite yet and guys are already making comments about it. So i can only imagine what's going to be said come june july and august as we really get into the thick of the season or they're going to be more comments or they're going to be more concerns are they're going to be more kind of high praise positive remarks about it and our players both hitters and pitchers going to like the changing baseball's. It'll be interesting. This is going to be a very very interesting season to say the least especially with the changing in baseball's but i'm going to get out of that because they want get in the story that again. I found the athletic. And i mentioned this all the time. If you or not or if you are subscribed to the athletic. I would check out as much as you can. Because they've got great great stuff on there and i'm subscribed it's if i'm not mistaken. It's a pretty cheap subscription so be sure to check out the athletic really really good stuff there but this is a story that it's kind of an inside look as to what all went wrong in colorado that forced nolan aeronautica to requested trade. As we know this offseason. Then you wound up. Getting dealt over. The st louis cardinals. And then also what kind of the downfall and really the relationship has been not only between himself and the rockies but other previous big time players in the rockies and also just general employees in the rockies organization so going to set the story here a little bit. Jeff brian which is going to be the main guy in this and dick montfort so bright the gm of the rockies and montfort is the owner. They're very very important in this. Because in all honesty bridage you know. He's gone some very high remarks in some very low remarks. He's gotten a lot of a a mixed review if you will. In terms of how he's viewed amongst other baseball executives how people within the organization review review him so on and so forth so setting the scene going back a couple of years ago the rockies. They were coming off a year where they lost digi lemay. Who has we may or may not know who used to play for the rockies. Lost him in free agency and they wanted to build around nolan air nado so they signed onto to an eight year. Two hundred and sixty million dollar deal a huge deal and quite frankly something that i think is very deserving. He's a very good baseball player. And he just is coming off a season where he won his eighth straight gold glove. He's a five time all star. The guys put up pretty astronomical numbers over the last few years now. What happened was thank started to go really south quickly and raw reading the story. A lot of people in the organization even mentioned in commented on how quickly things just kind of fell apart if you will and they really really came crashing down bridage wasn't able to build a winning roster and that's what really reeled in nolan air nado was. They sat down with nolan aeronautica. They said hey. We're going to build around that. You were going to build a winning team. We're going to build a winning roster. And aeronautics was even quoted as saying. Hey you're gonna give me two hundred and sixty million dollars. That's not a figure that you give to a player just because you want to. You're doing that because you're saying hey we're trying to win around you. We're going to keep you here but you also have to uphold your end of the bargain and play that high of a level of baseball and he's capable of it clearly and then kind of what happened. There was bright as again was not able to bring in guys a lot of players he brought in were not very successful in the six years of him. Being the gm he's committed over three hundred million dollars to free agents three hundred million dollars and out of all of those free agents their combined war has been a minus three point four so he is pretty much just wasted. Three hundred million dollars on players that have not been able to produce at all and so you can kind of see the growing frustration that had and then really thinks started to come in a question about management outside of the relationships that he that bright h has had with star players but also how montfort runs the team. People mentioned that they don't know if he's really fit to be an owner of baseball team. If i'm not mistaken. I believe he inherited a lot of money he did build the rockies into a very profitable i believe he invested about twenty million dollars into the rockies to start back in the nineties when they became a team and now they're value as well over a billion dollars might be over two billion dollars so he's had a pretty solid return on his investment. If you ask me but some of the things that have kind of come out about bright which is that. This is a gentleman who probably should not be the general manager of this team and a lot of people think that the the decision making is kind of questionable and there's also been some executives that have kind of called montfort and bright is kind of these wannabe theo. Epstein's thinking that they can build these really successful teams and they haven't been able to show that and as a result that's really kind of been a struggling for them and they've been kind of i would say on the latter end of a success the last couple years. I mean you look at some of the players that they've had on their teams and that they currently have and it kind of makes you scratch your head a little bit and say how in the world have. They not been able to win. How they've not been able to even come close to competing for a playoff spot. You know maybe a wildcard spot here and there but that was about it and there were a lot of moves that actually could have been made by this team and if you kind of look back at it. It's shocking that they didn't make it they could made a deal where they would have traded for real mutya when he was with the marlins still brightest not. Wanna let go of brendan rodgers for whatever reason and as a result real new toe got traded over the phillies. And that's what kind of you know. involve the sixto. Sanchez explains and having him come to To miami and whatnot the rockies really missed out on an opportunity if you ask me and then kind of internally in w- and you kind of look at what this ownership and what. This management is kind of like right now and as a result you look and see you know a. There's some employees that are within the organization saying that honestly the communication is pretty bad. You know Bridage is not a very outspoken. Or or really just not a very Communicative individual amongst his of other employees and and people that work for him and so on and so forth and so as a result. It's made things a little bit. Challenging internally and a lot of employees have even said that there is a lack of talent evaluation. Which has been a really really big complaint and even players have said that you know there are some players for example. Charlie blackmon was so frustrated with the lack of hitting plan and kind of statistical analytics because their analytics department is one of the worst in all of baseball. I mean they literally just put it together about a year or two ago and as of right now there's only about two people in the department so there's literally no analytics and as we know. Baseball has become a very analytics driven sport. and i. it's it's really a sport. That relies on numbers relies on statistics. And as a result players are not having access to that and there have been players that have been outspoken and have complained about that. And charlie blackmon put together his own hitting plan. That was so well received that the rockies wound up using it not only on their major league team but also throughout their minor league systems. So that should tell you something if the players are having to do that and again that's probably not in their job description right there players they go out and play. They're not having a write up these workouts and right up these hitting plans. i mean. that's kind of insane to think about. And the rockies also did a lot of unconventional things during the pandemic they. Actually they never let go of any employees. They didn't they didn't furlough anybody that kept everybody on board. They didn't bring back any of the seasonal worker so what they did was they have people on the front office take other duties so there were guys that were working in the front office. They were usually executives or doing something during the day and then they would go and work in the clubhouse they would go and be or equipment managers or they'll go and be grounds crew members during the games or whatever so they're kind of a very unconventional way of running a team. If you ask me and i do wonder if that had any sort of implication into kind of went on with aeronautics and if he kind of saw that as a sign of like hey. If they're doing this. I can only imagine what they're wanting to do with me and they're going to have me now start to pitch or whatever you know. They're having these people that are going outside of their job description. The my going to have the same thing and not to mention. They're not building a winning team around me so i can. I can definitely see aeronautics growing frustration. What is mind boggling to me. Is that it just happened so quickly and it was almost like it just it came crashing down out of nowhere and it was kind of insane when i was reading. This story is just how quickly people discussed how rapid decline was kind of the deterioration of the relationship between aaron auto and bridage and montfort and as a result. I mean even even some pictures. I've had to make their own pitching plants and former players. I've been very outspoken. About how they don't feel like they're getting the adequate improvements that they need and adequate. I would also resources and tools to make sure that they are able to prepare properly to improve properly to work properly and then not to mention. I mean this is not the first time where a superstar player on the rockies winds up having very poor relationship i mean look at troy lewinsky chore to lewinsky in. The story went so far as saying that he would not even talk to bright. It's these days and there was some other players that said that bright was very again. Not a very outspoken. Not very conversational individual and some players got so frustrated trying to talk to him and he would the he would just ignore them or just passed on by like he didn't even know them that some of the players. I wound up kind of ignoring them nor ignoring him themselves. And that's just right there. That's not good internal relationships. That's not good internal communication and and if you want an organization to work if you want your players to be happy it has to start from the from the top and work. Its way down if players are starting to see that there is a lack of communication. There's a lack of desire. You know this that and the third. They're not gonna have a desire to want to play win. And what is mind boggling is that the rockies in the last couple of years they've consistently been in the top ten in attendance and they've got they have a solid following a decent fan base but they just cannot win and it is just so mind boggling to me that haven't been able to figure it out but hopefully one of these days they're able to because if not they're going to have themselves a lot of issues on their hands because it does not sound like bright the individual who is very i would say up to speed on how to rebuild the team again. This article was saying that him. In montfort these wannabe. Theo epstein's so i can only imagine when all of these star players trevor story whose contract will be up at the end of the season. And he's going to be a free agent. Is he going to resign. Is he gonna come back charlie blackmon. He's going to be free agent and a couple of years. I mean they have good players and it just is always been kind of puzzling to me. Why they haven't been able to put together winning teams but all in all. I think you can see why aeronautica wanted this trade and i think. What's so mind. Boggling is that we just saw such a quick change in perception quick. Change in mind by him again. He signed this extension in two thousand nineteen and it's twenty twenty one now so in about a year a year and a half two years or so things just completely came crashing down in colorado. So we'll have to see and we'll have to monitor the situation with colorado moving forward and if there's going to be any other superstar players that are going to become disgruntled with the ownership in the management. What i want to just finish things out with a little update from spring training and discussing players and teams that have been starting to play really well and continue to play well down in florida first things first. I have to discuss josh ross. I mean he's been playing really really. Well i've read a lot of really good things about him. How everybody has been very pleased that they were able to get him in arizona. Came over in the zach cranky trade and he's been a nice piece for them batting three twenty seven right now. Three homers eight. Rb is a nine eleven. Ps so he's got some power in his bat to which is something that i wouldn't say that many players especially shortstops have all the time i will say that more shortstops are starting to be more power oriented but it's good to see that roses kind of emerging quickly through the arizona diamondbacks organization and their franchise and also have to give a lot of respect to eli jimenez right now batting three. Oh four two homers ten rb is. He seems to be back to where he left off last year. And this white sox team. I mean if they can if they can have everybody playing on the same page this year and i know a lot of people the adopts season headlines have been. Can tony larussa mesh with this young group of guys from what. I've saying what. I've read tim. Anderson is one example. I mean he's come out and said and been quoted by saying that he really seems to be on the same page with tony larussa. He likes. he's going so if a guy that you know has been kind of around the team for the last couple years and i would say is a little bit of an older player. Who's been around a little bit longer. If he's kind of giving the a-ok then. I feel like things are going to be all right. I can imagine that the you know the other relationships that larussa has with the other players is probably also similar. So it's going to be interesting because they've got a lot of talent. They have a ton of talent and it's just a matter of them being able to put it together. And i think that they could do that this year. I really do. And then another guy for the padres or matteo. He's been playing great nine three. Oh ps batting three thirty three right now. Twenty five year old shortstop. I mean the padres. It just seems like they've really hit the nail on the head and they've just struck gold with all of these players they go out and trade and acquire all these players. They've got all these players that are kind of just sitting and waiting for their turn and the farm system and in and in their organization they can eventually become the next big thing in the organization or they get traded. if they become really good players. I think the padres are in a really good spot for the next couple of seasons. If you ask me well then another guy who i've mentioned before who continues to play. Well michael office. I think he's going to be really good this year batting two ninety five six homers ten. Rbi's and there's a lot of discussion in the red sox organization as to who's going to be the first baseman for the red sox and a lot of people feel that it should be shabbat. I mean i think it should be the guy's got a pretty solid fielding percentage. He's played in the most amount of games at first base out of all of the players on the red sox who are listed as first baseman. And the guy's hitting well so why not give it to him. If he's hitting that. Well i would go ahead and just let him roll with it. I think that he could be somebody that emerges as a big time player for the red sox and somebody that could actually help them get over kind of this hump that they're in right now because they can't seem to figure it out they didn't figure it out last year and they have been off to old start in it kicks in talking about which teams have been doing. Well the red sox twelve eight right. Now mets ten and eight but again if the red sox can continue to play like they're normally playing and what they're used to playing they can get chris sale back. Get him healthy. Get at water. Rodriguez back and get him healthy if they can get these guys healthy and they can get divers back to how he was hitting twenty nineteen if they can get jd martinez back to his twenty eighteen. Twenty nine hundred zander. Bogart's if he can build off of the year he had a year ago. This is going to be a good team. I think that we forgot about them a little bit because they were so bad last year. But you can't forget about the red sox. They're not going to be going anywhere anytime soon. But some other teams that have been doing well. Yankees thirteen and seven blue jays have been on a tear lately. Thirteen and eight. They're seven and three in their last ten. And again i mean right now in the grapefruit league the first four teams three of them are in the ao e so we might have a tighter race in the al east and many think because of again how well the red sox have been playing and then obviously the blue jays in the yankees and what their acquisitions in the offseason but then going through some other teams the pirates of actually been playing. Pretty well themselves. Eleven and ten. Billy's they're ten and eleven right now than going down in the cactus league. The royals again still really rolling. Thirteen and six cubs. Twelve and seven brewers or twelve. Nine rangers are eleven and eight. So there's some teams that have been playing pretty solid but we'll have to see if they can really translate that into the regular season because again folks only under two weeks a matter of days before we're back into baseball season and it's opening day so i'm getting really excited but just kind of running through some things and some updates and spring training and giving you some names teams to really pay attention to as we move into the first few weeks of the season but folks that'll do it for us in this first segment but don't go anywhere because when i get back from the commercial break i'll get right into discussing which young players and prospects have been especially impressive down in florida during this year. Spring training. folks. Stay right there. We'll be right back here on the gmc baseball podcast. The ultimate staffer. Everything's for the golden state media. Concepts wards podcast. Should i say more from the nfl. Mlb the nba to mma. All in here. The golden state media concept's sports bod cath lip and welcome back to the gmc baseball podcast. Jack right now with you. All an inner i i got into some of the latest news going around the mlb and also a little update from the spring training down in florida. But make sure you stay right here with me on the gmc baseball podcast for the final segment today. Where i'll get into another offseason grading of the al central discuss what my offseason grades would be for the teams in the division but also the division as a whole i want know get into some of the young prospects and players have really jumped out early on down in florida and we may see and hear more from as the season marches on so getting into the first player. That's really caught my eye. Tie france from the seattle mariners. Right now. he's batting four seventeen. Many feel that he's been the best hitter for seattle for the duration of this spring training. And he's really again shown early on and i know i'm recording this on march twenty four th so as of today. He's batting seventeen. And i think that is a great sign for this young mariners team that they know that they can get help from other people. Besides kyle lewis. And i think a lot of people right now are okay. It got kyle seager. But how much longer is he going to be there. Is he going to be there for an extended period of time. Are they gonna eventually move him and trade him. Is he going to go in free agency. I don't know if sears necessarily going to be the guy that takes them to the promised. Land kyle lewis. Seems to be the future franchise player of the mariners. If they can get other guys around him like thai france they need to get evan white back in and heading into a solid solid form because again if he's not hitting he's a great fielder wins a gold glove at first base. He's a great fielder but hitting wisey was not good at all last year. And he's a former first round pick and if they can get him hitting. I think that they can move things around well amongst those three guys and not to mention this is one of the youngest teams in baseball so they have a lot of time ed them to really kind of get going and and really get a feel for themselves and he hasn't had many reps in the field and some do feel that he could be the everyday third baseman if kyle seager were to be traded so that is something to watch what's going to happen at third base in seattle now. He was with the padres before he came to seattle. He batted very well last year between the seattle and san diego. He played in forty three games and he had three. Oh five batting average so somebody that definitely proved themselves. I know it's very small sample size but no no matter. What if he's still able to produce at that level and carrying that over into the spring training early on. I think that's a good sign if you're the mariners. His numbers did did just slightly when he was traded from. Cnn is from san diego to seattle. But they were still fairly consistent. I think it was a matter of you. Know just a couple. Tenths of a percentage point. I think he batted three. Oh nine when he was. San diego became over to seattle about three two. So you tell me how big of a difference that doesn't sound like a huge difference to me and he could be again one of those young pieces that they have to build around. I think that the fielding does need to step up a little bit. That's going to come in time with more reps. That's another thing. That factor in people do think he needs to step up the fielding. Obviously i mean. He had three defensive runs saved per year on average so he is in the positive in that but he hasn't had many rep so you can only go so far as to saying. Hey he needs to get better at third base. Well he has a really had as many reps as one would want. So i would say that if he can continue to work at that position they can definitely find an everyday third baseman for them. He's got five homers and ten. Rbi's florida as of again today on march twenty fourth. So this might be the beginning of something very special in seattle. And i'm really excited to see what france is going to do in seattle but getting my next player josh. Ross no i briefly mentioned him in the first segment. he's starting to blossom. And it's an incredible sign for the diamondbacks. I mean he's been on a tear during spring. Training reached base in thirteen. Straight games down in florida batting three forty currently with three homers and eight. Rbi's he's only appeared in fifty eight career games so again very similar to france. And this is a young player slash prospect list. This is a young player slash prospect kind of a ranking if you will not ranking you know what i mean these are guys that are going to eventually be really really good who started to kind of show signs of that potential early on in spring training and he's only two oh six career wise twenty twenty. He was hampered by a back injury so he seems to be back in a full health here in florida and he came over and that cranky trade when he went from when grantee win from arizona to houston. And so or rojo's came over from houston. And i think the diamondbacks got a steel. I think that they got a huge huge pick for him. I think that he's definitely to be a big time player for them. He's got a great swing. He hits a with a ton of power. Very quick compact wing. Nothing crazy the one thing about time france. I was just kind of going back to him. His swings a little long. It takes a little bit of time for him to get around to the ball so if he can shorten that compact out a little bit. I think it's going to be even scarier with what he can do at the plate. Aroha i mean he can be an everyday infielder. They actually said that he they. He can play a multitude of infield positions. He can play third. He play short. He can play second so somebody that they can move around. He can clearly hit and so i think that he's going to be somebody that they're gonna be really happy that they were able to acquire in that trade and the done vaccine might slowly be able to build themselves up into a winning team. I do think that they are still a couple years away from that. But it is a good sign early on. They've got players. Ross who are starting to bud early on in their career next guy want to talk about who already exploded onto the scene last year and i think it was just a scratching of the surface for him alec bomb for the phillies. I mean he's been on a tear very similar to last year. I mean he was one of the top rookies in baseball. He was actually an nl rookie of the year finalist. Before losing and devin williams who from the brewers had an insane season as a rookie. He's batting three twenty four. Currently in spring training got one home run. Five rb is a nine ten s but virtually similar numbers to what he had in twenty twenty bad at three thirty eight with four homers and twenty three rb. Is it a one thirty six. Plus so this is a a player that i think is really going to become a household name eventually him skins. The vilis have a better team than i think. A lot of people realize. And i know that it's hard to realize because they aren't able to really put together winning records in the avenue the playoffs in nine ten years but i think what they can do is if they've got these young players mixed in with some veteran leadership in veteran talent bryce harper and didi gregorius and jt. Realmuto you mix that in with alec. Bomb reese hoskins. You've got a pretty solid team. You've got a really solid team if you ask me. He's a very very composed player. To and joe girardi has raved about bombs ability to just kind of not beat in the pressure. He said many times last year he had some really really big at bats. He said he had some huge huge plays at the plate that a lot of young players probably would have crumbled in that situation and he said he was cool calm and collected and he just went about his business and so i think that's another thing to really pay attention to being young and being that composed i think it's only a recipe for him to just continue to get more even better as the years. Go on and i think he's going to be a big part of this village future. So i'm excited to see where it goes and what he does in philadelphia but then getting into my next player a bad do from the tigers. He has been on a tear himself playing great baseball. Another guy with a great swing similar to ross both have very solid aggressive strong swings short compact swings and they are smooth and they make a lot of hard contact lot of barrel contact with the ball. So that's a great sign that she wanted to see batting three forty four and spring training right now. He was actually the tigers rule. Five draft pick from when they took them took him from the twins and he's been on a roll ever since spring training started. He's only twenty two also one of the youngest guys that i have mentioned so far. And so if you've got a guy that's again twenty to twenty five right now. Putting up numbers like that showing signs of potential like that a great sign a great moving forward. He was hampered by some injuries last year of nursing some injuries here and there but it was good to see bad do back in kind of a full force effect in and really just playing at a high level. I mean he's got four home runs so far in nine rb is over twelve hundred s. So i mean. I think there's only one way from there. And that's up for this for this blair. I mean he by do is a great player. He hasn't had much time in the minors. As kind of one of the caveats now we have seen players who have come from single-a low a ball all the way to the majors and have no problem adjusting players six sanchez. Who virtually had little to no time in the minors gets called up to the majors. And he's got and he had a really really good season last year as a rookie. It is possible to make that big jump. I mean he hasn't really seen much time after an outside of high able and so if you're not playing much outside of high boiling you're going right to the majors. I would say nine times on ten. Those players would be kind of thrown off at. I really have to adjust but by has done a nice job and he's also and this is kind of what's unique about him because he's known for the defense in the base running that's what he's really been known for and so showing these signs of hitting this early on in spring training the early on in his career i think it also shows that he can kind of go against what everyone knows him for can build into his own player and i think that's what he's starting to do again. Great quick swing with a lot of power. And i think he's gonna be great detroit. I think he's gonna be a player that they're going to be very pleased to have for years to come quite frankly and i'm excited to see what he does in detroit as well another player now in cincinnati with the reds jonathan india. He's been playing great as well batting three forty four himself he owns a seven hundred psi. He's got two homers and five. Rbi's down in florida right now. And he's been playing really really well. He started to kind of. I think make the reds rethink their lineup. A little bit going into spring training. He wasn't really. I on anybody's radar in the in the reds organization. He's played so well that now they have to figure out what they're gonna do with the infield because they've got numerous third basements that they can move around and that's the problem. India was drafted as a third baseman. And he's had some reps over there. You have already over there at third. You've got guys like mike moustakas. Who placed third. You have guys like nick. Diaz who also has played third in previous seasons. Nick senzo was added as a third baseman. So right there that's five. Four five different is that they're going to have to figure out what they're going to do at third base now. I think that they can move some guys in the infield kind of around because mushtaq is he doesn't have to play third. He played a little bit of second earlier in his career. Castalanos i kind of see him more as an outfielder. I mean maybe you stick them at third still. But moore's an outfielder and i just think that india has. He's made such a big case that if he's not gonna play third and they have to keep swore although we all see him as a third baseman. He's lost a lot of wayne. Lot of people in the reds camp have have said that his quickness has just skyrocketed and as a result you can maybe move him too short you move him short a little bit of a position where you have to be a little bit quicker a little bit better laterally going left and right i mean it's shredding down. Some weight has definitely helped him out in that. Then you can put india at third and you can put newstalk. Is that second. I think that you've got a pretty solid. Infield from india has shown early on and again he keeps his what. I like about his swing. And i i've noticed this amongst a lot of guys that have these really quick swings and they're able to get their hands around very very rapidly. He keeps his hands pretty close to his body. And he kind of just waits and waits. He sees the pitchy loads locks and goes and exact. And that's exactly what you wanna see. I think from a guy that has a lot of power. He generates a lot of power in that swing. And i think that's why he's able to get his hands around so quickly he's not really moving his hands so far back and starting them so far no back behind his head or up you know towards the shoulder where it normally a lot of players are taught keeping them close down and it kind of his chest area. Gets it loaded and then goes. And that's why i think he's been so successful and i think he's gonna wind up being a pleasant surprise them. I really do. I think that they're going to be very very pleased. That they are able to have him around not only because of his you know fielding ability but his hitting ability and i think that's going to be a piece that the reds might really try and develop as time goes on because this is a team that let's face it. They had one of the saddest seasons last year with all of the offseason moves that they made all the offseason height that they had going into the season. I mean i. I was sold on the hype right. I mean i thought they were going to be at least second if not first place in the al central. They limped their way in the playoffs as a wildcard team and they just barely get there and they lose to the braves in a three game series. And that's all she wrote. So i mean i thought it was kind of a disappointing season for the reds. And so maybe they can try and rebound and build on that this year. Getting my last two players. I one pitcher from the marlins. Sandy alkan tara and now a lot of things that i was reading a lot of reports about him. They say that he's kind of the ace for the for the marlins i do see that but with how well sixto sanchez hitch last year and what he showed me. I don't know. I think sanchez could eventually become ace. But getting into alcantara. He's been on fire in spring training. He's been mowing batters over in spring training with as spring training. High twenty four k's. He's got a one point. Oh four era. He's been virtually untouchable. And he's got a one point to whip so he's again showing assign of being able to keep guys off the base path. And i know a lot of pitchers are great with that. Kenta maeda comes to mind. Who's actually leading the spring training. Last time i checked in with at a zero point four two and somebody who led all of baseball last year in that category. Kenta maeda. If you're able to guys off the base path whether it's you know infield singles or just hit some general or walks or whatever and you're able to keep everybody off tape that makes things so much easier for your defense. A and b mixed things a lot easier for your offense to they can give you that run support and feel very confident knowing that when they go out and play defense. They've got a great pitcher on the mound. That's going to keep the ball out of play and they're going to be able to move in and out of innings quickly but can tear. I think he's got a one thing that kind of one lincoln arm. He has a tendency to walk. Is he's got a pretty high walk rate. And as a result. I do kinda worry about that. If he can potentially get out. Get out of hand. One game he surrenders one too many walks what i will say. The mets are really emphasizing. The strong young pitching core. And i think the marlins are wise to build around that. They've got some really good pitchers that i could see having some really good careers ahead of them and if they continue to kind of build around that pitching slowly but surely. I think that they've done a wonderful job. So far and i know the probably not going to really compete in the analyst. Because let's face it right all these just stack this year. I don't think that the marlins can really do anything. It i mean if they were. I would be very shocked. That would be very impressed as well. But i just don't see that happening now. Tara using all star and twenty nine hundred was out for most of two thousand twenty because of the marlins covert outbreak he actually wound up getting covert himself and it took about a month for him to get back into the swing of things due to again coming out of quarantine getting back into shape getting arm ready to be kind of that everyday starter when he can be ready but he owns a three point seven. Era career-wise and he had a career high in case in two thousand nine hundred with one hundred and fifty one. You kind of erase that twenty twenty season that i think a lot of players want to erase. He's on a pretty high momentum. Wave if you ask me. I think he's really writing. This momentum wave well into the season and he's got a great four seam fastball. That's really seen an uptick. In velocity. I mean from twenty eighteen to twenty twenty. It has gone up from ninety five and half miles an hour on average twenty eighteen to now ninety six point eight thousand just under ninety seven miles an hour in twenty twenty so again. A guy that's got a lot of zip on his fastball. A to pitch arsenal with a sinker and a foresee basketball. He actually uses those two pitches. Fifty nine point seven percent of the time of his pitches so just about sixty percent of the time so six out of every ten pitches. He's throwing a sinker or he's throwing a fastball. One of the two and it seems to be very effective for him. And i think that he can lead this young miami marlins pitching core and who knows it could become kind of the name steak and really the main staple of this marlins franchise for the future and. I think that this is going to be an exciting team to watch down the road right now. Maybe not so much but down the road. I could definitely see that last player and i mentioned him in my first segment. I'll continue to mention them until the red sox can hear me and they put at first base michael chavez. I am a huge fan of chavez again. He's batting near three hundred right around. Two ninety five three hundred for most of spring training is right around there now. He's had made a great case for being the first baseman opening day. Again he's had seventy three games at first base at in his career. He owns nine eighty one fielding percentage. That's the most games on the red sox roster for any player that has played at first base so he's locked in the most time at first. Why not just give them the keys to the first base position right. And he's bad well in his career to. I mean for the most part i would say early on maybe to forty one average not great but he shows potential and he's been playing well on and in his year in twenty nineteen. That's when he really showed the potential ninety five games not a great average to fifty four but he belted. Eighteen home runs and fifty eight. Rbi's which were both the most in those respective categories eighteen homers and fifty at the most in those categories by red sox rookie since one thousand nine hundred eighty seven. So i think that the red sox might be potentially having a secret weapon on their hands. And it's jarvis. And i think that he's got again a great powerful swing from the right side of the plate. He can put the ball all over the field. I think this would be a big missed opportunity for the red sox if they don't stick him at first on the opening day so hopefully they do but just running through a couple of guys to pay close attention to going into the season right. We might see josh. Ross play shortstop or second for the diamondbacks. We might see tie. France be the opening day starter at third base for the mariners. We could see an sandy alcantara. Who will most likely be the opening day starter for the marlins be the opening day starter for the marlins so i think we could see these players slowly making their way through the ranks of of the their respective franchises in their respective organizations. And i think we're going to start hearing their names much more often in my opinion so i'm excited for this year and all the young talent. That's coming up through the league but folks that's gonna close things out for us in our second segment here on the gmc baseball podcast. 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Www dot gmc podcast dot com follow us on facebook and twitter and download. I tune doubt cloud and google play. Welcome back the gmc baseball podcast break to have you. You're still with me today. Jack ridenour again then previous segment. I got into which players that have been playing wound spring training. You'll need to pay close attention to during the season and that could be major impact players during the season for their respective teams. But i want to get into some of the three game series. You should pay very close attention to during the early months of the season because they could become division racist down the stretch this year but also could be potential matchups in the playoffs later on in this upcoming fall. Now i'm going to just run through a couple of them and just mentioned briefly. Y i would say pay close attention to these due to the fact that again. These could be previews to a tight races. That are going to happen later on in the season especially as we get into the playoffs much further down the road so the first one i want to get into yuppies and raising a three-game stand april ninth to april eleventh again. This is kind of a preview. I think for the fight for the al east potentially if the rays are able to rebound and build off the year they had last year again. We only saw them in a sixty game sample. That came out really strong. Forty and twenty. But we don't really know what they would've been like after sixty games and this is kind of a rematch of last year's aled were the raised. Did beat the yankees. But let's face it. I think that this yankees team in a in out of ten times. If they had to get into a series with the race i think eight or nine times out of ten. They are going to win that series. And i think last year was just that one time that they lost. I mean if you look on paper the yankees are more talented team across the board hitting. I mean everything and especially this year with pitching i would have probably said something different last year for pitching because i thought the race pitching was sensational. But i think that this year it's fair to say that the yankees have definitely surpassed the race. I think they've raised got rid of a lot and they did not really upgrade. I think the yankees didn't didn't really have much to upgrade. They did get some pieces. That could be very good and could potentially turn out to be really great. Snags from the offseason like corey. Kluber and jameson taione. But i think that this is also going to be a test early on to see kind of where the rays are where they stand right. Are they still kind of that. Legitimate team or are they going to be going up against a really good yankees team. And are they gonna fold and that we'll see early on again. I know it'll be early onset. Can't really gauge it a whole lot. But it'll be early. Honestly what it will be kind of like a kind of a preview to the east peak it and see what it will be like for the yankees and the race to match up and this that and the other the other thing is how will the lack of of really big time moves by the raise honestly more lost than gain affect them in the long run to so. I'm going to be very curious to see how that is going to be very curious to see that series. Because i think it could be a preview to something big down the road but also love to just see a little rematch from the lds. A year ago so in other series. I want to talk about indians and white sox april thirteenth to april fifteenth. Again this could potentially be ale central race. I know the indians have lost a considerable amount. And they've lost more than they've gained very similar to the raise. But let's not forget. The indians are a pretty solid team across the they're able to feel the pretty good team for the most part but the white sox they're so good. The white sox have added so many pieces and it's going to be hard to ignore in my opinion. Mean you've got guys that have come on board over the during the offseason like lance win like liam hendriks like adam eaton. You already have guys. They're like jose abreu you and yawn mocatta and yellow jimenez. Tim anderson the list goes on and on and on not to mention lucas. Giolito and dallas kaikal. I think that this could be a really scary team. Not just in the central but the entire al but the indians they could put up a little fight they did go out and get fran malays who has been playing pretty well in spring training. Eddie rosario a nice ad for them. A moderate oreo. He could turn turn out to be potentially a pretty good player at shortstop for them but again i think very similar to the east. It's going to be an early test to see where these two teams are or the white sox. Going to rebound. After after i think what was a very disappointing season. I think that they should have gone much further than they did. Last year in the playoffs. I think that they were very underwhelming. When we got to that point. And i think that they have a lot to prove. I think especially with the team that they have the ads that they've made and with how well they performed in the regular season last year. I do think that they have a lot to prove that they still need to really let people know and say hey we. Are this really good team that you all perceive us to be. We're not kind of just this glorify team on paper and we don't do anything in the field. I do wonder what. Tony larussa zero. Impact will be early on in the clubhouse and in the team in general. But i am just wondering potentially how it's going to be in the al central this year. I think it could be a toss up in all honesty because indians they can put up a fight and i definitely think that the white sox and the twins are very similar to the east it could be potentially a three way fight in that top seeded and top part of the division. If you will. But that's a series definitely watch from april thirteenth to april fifteenth getting further into april. We actually have a two straight weekend series between the dodgers and the padres in april april. Sixteen th the eighteenth and april twenty second to the twenty fifth. Two straight weekends of what's becoming. Probably the best most hyped rivalry in baseball. Right now i mean this is the nfl version of the yankees. And the red sox if you ask me literally. I think that the dodgers in the padres could become the nl counterpart in terms of a rivalry. That the yankees and red sox. I've had for years. And so. That's what i'm excited to see. Kind of. How early on the temple was set by both teams and not to mention. It's going to be a fight between those two in the nl west the entire season. So we're going to see kind of a preview of what the rest of the season could look like. Will the dodgers really let the the padres know that there is still that much separation between the two teams or the padres going to show that. Hey we've even the playing field a little bit with you all and we can really hang with guys even if you have a really good team because we've added a lot also and so i do. I'm curious to see how the padres are going to stack up against the dodgers and how they're going to perform against them. You know last year in the playoffs. They actually held their own pretty well and not to mention. They didn't have blakes now. They didn't have you darvish. And now you kind of equalize things a little bit with getting those really good pitchers that the the hitting i think was very similar between the padres and the dodgers. I don't think that there was any dissimilarities there. I don't think there was any kind of weird differences or anything. That was glaringly just opposite from the other i think that the pitching was the big component. That was very very different. I think you had really good pitching from the dodgers. You had good pitching from the padres but just wasn't as deep now you've got that deep really good pitching in their rotation. You've got some really good guys coming out of the bullpen. Now you've got yourself a different team. And i think that the dodgers they might not really pay attention to that. I think that they're still kind of riding. This wave off the world series. I don't think they know what's coming. And i think the padres are looking strike. So i'm really excited for those back to back weekends series between the dodgers and padres really excited to see how much of a rivalry is going to be built up by the end of this year. I mean it's going to be intense. I think so in getting later on in april as and raise april twenty six to april twenty. Sixth to april twenty ninth. The reason why. I'm watching this. Because two of the lowest payroll teams that are going to match up but too low payroll teams that always billed winning teams. And so that's what i do. Love watching about these teams that they're able to still field winning ball clubs and even though they don't have these major star powered players they're still able to perform. Both teams have lost. I would say significant mount a significant amount. I think the athletics have added back somewhat of what they've lost but i don't think the race have done that so i'm kind of curious to see which teams lack of moves or better yet kind of impact of certain players that are no longer with the team. So blake snell and charlie morton with the rays. Then you go look at the as and chris davis is not there anymore. Liam hendriks is not there anymore. How will the lack of their presence impact both of these teams in affect their play. Moving forward not to mention it can be a wild card race. I mean it might be a little bit of a stretch but if the race find themselves the third man in that aleister the odd man looking at you know the the one team on the outside looking a little bit. I definitely think that we could see little potential wildcard series between the braves and the ray or the as in the raise and again. Same thing with the as who knows what's going to happen the al west. I know i'm very critical of the astros but who knows they could feel a really good team. This year guys could bounce back and play better than they did last season and it could be a totally different ale west. But i don't know. I think that again. The astros are kind of on their way out right now and i think the as are still they reign supreme over the al west for the most part so again another series to pay attention to getting now slowly into may braves and blue jays taking on each other april thirtieth to may second and this is very very far far far far far fetched. I know that it is way out in left field. It might be even in the parking lot. It's so out there. Maybe a little preview to a world series matchup. I think these two teams would be kind of my the dark horses in the world series. Watch if you will. I think there teams that are further down people's list as to which teams can make the world series. But they're still on the list and so i'm curious to see how they stack up against each other not to mention. I'm curious to see how this really talented blue jays team goes up against other really talented teams in the nfl. It can they hold their own right. Can they compete with teams. I think it's a big test not to mention. I'm curious to see how these young stars calvin busy. Oh vlad junior boba shed. They come back this year and perform. I'm curious to see how. Marcus semyon and george springer performance semi and has not played wilmer spring training so far but again it's spring training and i think spring training is more so of a gauge in kind of of a test for younger players. Guys that are coming up coming up through the farm system coming up through the organization and trying to prove themselves. I think it's more so for the everyday players in the guy's head of solidified their spots on the team kinda just getting your feet wet again and kind of getting your legs underneath you a little bit and getting back into the the routine that really not a lot of players have been doing for quite some time couple months now so again having to get back into that rhythm not to mention. They didn't have a spring training last year. So that's also been kind of a new thing. So that's a series. I'm watching as we creep into. But as we get into the middle of may mets braves take on each other main seventeenth to may nineteenth. And again i think this is going to be like i said for the yankees and the raise like i said for the indians and the white sox a preview to a battle in the east. I mean this could be one of the most competitive races in baseball. I think mexico probably the dodgers and the padres are at least. I'm speculating here. I also want to see how ozone affairs in a full season. How marcel zun. About build on the year he had last year with him now being potentially an everyday position player a lot of people a lot of reports coming out in the off season that marcello zona is ready to get back into the field. He's ready to go back in the outfield. He has won a gold glove before but he's had shoulder problems. And that's affected his throwing in that's affected his fielding overall so i'm curious to see how he fares and how he does in a full season not just being a strict d. h. Also curious to see about linda for how well linden place you know. I know that he's discussed trying to make a deal with the mets for a long term contract extension before april first. But let's say that nothing happens and they have to play out this year before they can really get into anything with him after the season. What of lender does not pan out the way they thought he would and they wind up still winning. But maybe the mets say. Hey we're we're gonna move on from you know we're not gonna so it's going to be interesting to see what direction the mets going with lender but also does lindor really put together good sees it is going to obviously think he will do that but we have no idea. We still have a one hundred and sixty two games to play to really see what's going to happen. I also want to see the pitching duels right. I mean it's going to be two very comparable teams with a mixture of experienced talent on both ends. You got good pitching on both ends. And you've got young talent. I will say. I think the mets pitching is definitely one tick higher than the braves but i still think the braves pitching can hold its own. I mean max. Freed was one of the best pitchers in baseball. Last year. ian anderson put on a show in the playoffs. One of the best pitchers in the postseason. You charlie morton in the mix and all of a sudden. You've got a brand new rotation and i know that jacob degrom looked incredible and spring training. I mean everything i've read in reports have been. His fastball. velocity is back up to like ninety nine one hundred miles an hour as if he didn't even miss a beat last year. So i think it's gonna be a good series. I would definitely circle that one on my calendar and definitely pay close attention to it but as we get through the rest of may the last series that i want to discuss white sox and yankees may twenty first to may twenty third. What i'm looking to see in this one is too heavy hitting power teams with a lot of offense. I mean they might be two of the best hitting teams in the al. Going at it. And i think that could really turn into a slugfest. I will say. I'm curious to see how the change in baseball's affects teams like that right. How much are we going to see. Maybe a drastic drop off. Maybe a little bit of dip in production from these really high powered offense of teams like the white sox have. I would say three to four guys that combat well over three hundred and that could probably belt twenty. Plus home runs home. Runs consistently same thing with the yankees. They've got four or five guys that can do the same exact thing. The white sox pitching is a little bit higher up than i would say the yankees are. That's where the white sox differentiate themselves but maybe this is a breed to the cs. Two i mean. I would love to see white sox yankees come october. I think that'd be pretty interesting to watch again. I think that the white sox would just barely edge path because the pitching's a little bit better. Oh we have to see. I mean of tyrone is healthy this year. He could live up to the expectations that have been set before him. And all of a sudden he's shutting everybody up like myself who is a little skeptical of him right now and that is me. I do find him to be a potential liability due to his injury. Tendencies and how often he's been injured in how often he was injured in pittsburgh. Corey kluber on the other hand has had his fair share of injuries. But he's proven he has shown a people that he can be at the top of the pitching game in baseball when he wants to be. He literally was that between two thousand fourteen in two thousand eighteen. He was one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Cy young award winner winning seasons so that should tell you a lot about what corey kluber can do. So i'm excited to see the white sox and yankees on may twenty first the twenty third. I think it's going to be a great showdown quite frankly. I think we've got a slew of really good match ups these next couple weeks here as we move into the early part of the season that could really set the tempo early on for the rest of the year. I think that we could see some players and teams start off hot quickly. They could start off really cool and then get really hot all of a sudden so it's an it's an in the air year if you will because again. We are coming off a year where there was no spring training. So that's a big adjustment for a lot of guys so ultimately we'll have to see how things fair for these teams. But i'm really excited for these upcoming three-game series that i think a lot of people should also pay very close attention to so they'll do it for us in this third segment as always thanks again for sticking around but stay right there because we'll be right back after this commercial break for the final segment today. All dive right into an off season grading of aol central and discuss the grades from the season. I will give to both each team and the division as a whole but also make sure you stick around for that because it's going to be a good one you don't wanna go anywhere because we've got one last segment here on the gmc podcast to know the latest thing that lengthened to the golden state media concepts blocker podcast from m. l. at the world and the premier li we've got you covered the latest update as matches and news on the league's top player at the golic. They'd read concept locker podcast. Don't listen. Nah hey everyone and welcome back found thickening here on the gmc baseball podcast. Jack right now are still with you. And in the previous segment. I jumped into talking about which three-game series early on in the season to pay close attention to and could have lasting impacts throughout the rest of the season and could also be potentially freebies too tight racist down the stretch of the season in twenty twenty one. But i want to wrap up today show with the division grading of the offseason moves by the teams in the central and it's got the team's offseason moves the grades for those moves and a great for the entire division as a whole i usually do. I believe this is my last division. That i'm going to run through on these offseason gradings because we are slowly and slowly getting closer to opening day which is going to be a great day. I can't wait for. I know i've sounded like a broken record saying it over and over again. But i'm just really pumped up for that thursday april one of games and every single team is playing too so that's even better so just running through the division like i usually do. Indians white sox twins royals and tigers. And i want to jump into the indians i. They've they've had some ads. I guess i'm coming over in that trade with lynn door as a result was with the mets now with the indians and then eddie rosario who was with the twins now coming over to the indians in free agency. I would say that those were the two major pieces that they went out and got rosario on a mud. he's an interesting case. I think he's got a lot of potential to fifty to seventy five guy. He's got pretty solid speed. he's a good good fielder. Got a good glove. He somebody that they could work with. And i don't know if they have this idea that maybe they're getting the next francisco door osh nother shortstop that's got a lot of promise has a lot of potential. I don't think that he's anywhere near lender at all i mean. Linda was putting up in saint numbers his first season as a major leaguer and resign is not doing that. I do think that he does fill avoid for them. Obviously at shortstop. I do think it's obviously a downgrade but i think he could be okay in the long run but anyway sorry. I was actually kind of impressed with this pickup because this indian team was one of the worst teams hitting wise from the outfield. I mean they were one of the worst teams without feeling hitting all of last year and even the year. Before i believe they were one of the lowest is across the board for outfielder hitting so going out and getting a guy like eddie. Rosario who two years ago had a season where he was over thirty home runs and neared one hundred. Rbi is he's a guy that can put up some serious numbers he can put up a lot of power. I know that they went out and signed. Ben gamble who came over from the brewers in a minor league deal. I think that he could eventually get moved up. I mean an was good. He's proven himself. I think he's a better fielder than he is a hitter. But i think that he can provide good hitting but eddie. Rosario is a good pickup for them. I don't know if it's necessarily going to be a game changer. I do think they could still compete for a playoff position. I think that they're pitching can take them a much further than people think. Shane bieber still coming off an insane season. And i think that he's just getting better and better and he's just getting started ultimately i'm going to have to give them a c. minus. I'm just not completely sold on all the moves they made and again i feel like with losing francisco endure losing carlos carrasco. Those were two big losses for that right. I mean rasco was one of their main guys. One of their main rotation guys. He was cy young finalist a couple years ago. Put up some really good numbers and twenty twenty. Put up two point. Nine two e. r. a. So he's somebody that's again. I mean he fits really well with that mets team kind of a back end starting rotation guy where if you've got him in that kind of three four five spot i mean that's a really good three four five pitcher if you ask me so i'm going to give them a c. minus because i think eddie rosario that move kind of saves them a little bit but ultimately not a huge fan of their moves. Now getting into the white sox. I think the white sox did a lot of interesting things went out the got lance. Lynn traded for him immediately. Almost within a couple of weeks of the season ending. Adam eaton also bolstering the outfield a little bit especially defensively liam hendriks really is going to heighten the talent and the ability coming out of the bullpen. I like what they did because what they did was they diversified their moves. They spread out there moves and they went after their needs in a variety of ways. They knew they needed starting pitching and veterans starting pitching. They did that. They needed some help. Defensively in the outfield. They did that. They went out and needed some help. In the bullpen. They went out and got that fixed those issues. And that's what i really like. I always look at these teams that if they go into an off season and they assess the needs that they have to assess and they need to fill. Then i think they're going to have really successful off seasons and then the following season you kind of just have to see how it plays out the white sox. It was very clear. And i've said this before when they were in that. Three game wildcard series with the with the athletics or not wildcard series but in three game series where they were up against the athletics in the playoffs. You could tell after the first two games right. You had really good pitching for the most part and then all of a sudden just dropped down right. you've got lucas giolito yet dow cycle and then you had dane dunning and dane dunning imploded. And so you need that third veteran arm to go to a situation like that where if you needed a commanding three nothing lead. You can take losing one game and then having giolito or having kyko or having lynn back out on the mound not to mention. Lynn is very durable pitcher. And that's what i really like about him is that he can go for long extended periods in games. I mean he led all of the major leagues last year in innings pitched with eighty four. He was one of the few pitchers over eighty innings pitched. So i think that's something also to make note of because if you need to keep him in for a long extended period of time that's great and a gives your bullpen. Some time to kind of ease up on things. But then when you get into the bullpen you've got liam hendriks coming out and hendrix has been one of the best relievers. Last two years of baseball. He has been on a tear anatomy and he's not going to be a great hitter but they don't need great hitting that's the thing if they had gone and gotten more hitting it would have said. Why are you just adding to someone you already have. You have jose abreu you have illinois jimenez. Yo n moncada who. The way didn't even have that good of a season. Last year batted around two twenty to twenty five and twenty. Nine hundred at batted three fifteen three twenty five himself so a guy that's got a lot of potential in the you've got tim anderson not to mention there. I think that this is a team that people need to pay very very very very close attention to because i think they could do a lot of really big things this year so i'm going to give them a b. Plus i think they checked off a lot of boxes obviously if they gone out and gotten somebody like a blake snow and traded for him probably would have been in the age range. But i'm going to give them a b. Plus because i think that they're moves. Were still just that good. And i definitely think they can go far in the season this year so getting into the twins now for them. Angleton simmons getting picked up and free agency after he spent a couple of years with the angels. You also have alex colom coming over from cross division rival in the white sox and then resign nelson. Cruz i'm going to start with the nelson cruz resigned. Because they had not done that that would have been one of the biggest regrets that they would have made. This was a roster. This was a team that had virtually little to no offense little to no offense. Nelson cruz is one of two or three players in their entire starting nine that even remotely near or above three hundred and he was the only one that had somewhat of a decent or substantial. Ps last season. I know he's getting older. He only signed to a one year. Thirteen million dollar contracts. So they're not really expecting him to be around for the long haul quite frankly. I don't either because again. He's getting older but still showing that he's productive and the fact that he re-signed with the twins is also maybe going to extend his career and his longevity because he can still played the d. h. They still have that void filled for them a lot of other teams. I don't know if they've got that void completely filled. I don't know if they necessarily have that defining player that is associated with them being the d. h. Some teams do some teams. Don't and the twins they've got. They've got that box checked off now for alex colom coming into that bullpen. That's huge because they have one of the best bullpens all of last year. You're a wise everything. They lost a lot of guys. They lost a ton of guys in free agency. So going out. And getting alex colom. I don't think it necessarily a racist all of the players that they've lost but what it does. Is it at least alleviate. Some of the pressure on the starting pitching which i think starting pitching. We'll be good still. Jose berrios is still there. You've got randy dobnak who had a surprisingly good season last year. Who you know very interesting story about him. And he kinda came out of nowhere and now he's really put himself on the map and he solidified himself as a starter on this twins. And the of kenta maeda. Who's coming off of science finalists year in the al and twenty twenty led the mlb and weapons. Your point seven five. And so. I think that he's again. They are there said what the starting pitching the needed to go out and get that relief. Pitching with an angleton. Simmons is more hitting. he's still solid bat. Great glove over at shortstop and it'll be interesting to see what they do with horry polanco if they move him over at second keep short what they do there but that could be a very interesting middle infield palanca a couple of years ago was an all star at a pretty solid season. I think he's got a lot of potential. And i think they've done a nice job at surrounding him with other talent. Like ben simmons. And i do think i've got pretty high hopes for the twins this year. I don't know if they're going to break their street that they've got going in the playoffs because they are really bad in the playoffs. I don't know what it is. It's like a switch goes from being turned onto being turned off. Come playoff time and they just they fold. And i think that they i would say the one thing they should maybe done is gone out and gotten some sort of real veteran presence. That's been there before that's done that you know they had gone out and gun charlie morton the perfect guy to go out and get great playoff experience. Great playoff pitcher. And i think that you know. Even though charlie morton won't go down as one of the best pitchers ever. He'll go down as one of the most talented and most composed post-season pitchers i would say of all time. Just because of how well he does in game deciding situations however he doesn't series deciding situations. And i think that if they done that but yeah it'd probably be a pretty impressive. See a team but they still did a lot of good things. I think i'm giving them a beep laws mainly because they went out and got nelson cruz. Resign them and they also went on. Got alex colom so those are two huge huge huge moves that they made that i think are going to pay off for them. Well down the road again in the last two teams. I'll start with the royals. They made a lot of early moves. I mean really throughout the entire offseason just a couple of highlights carlos santana from the indians. Greg holland resigned and then they signed. Salvador perez do his extension for years. Eighty two million dollars so all in all. I like what the royals are doing. I think that they're still in this rebuilt face. I would say if. I had kind of a rebuild race face or kind of a gauge as to where each team that's rebuilding is right now. The royals are very ahead of a lot of other teams. That are currently going to rebuild. You look at the teams. Like i'm about to mention the tigers. Look teams like the pirates you look at these teams that are still kind of the mariners. They're still kind of figuring things out. I think the world's are much more ahead of the curve. I think that they're much further along in the process of rebuilding. I don't necessarily think that they're going to be great this year or even next year what i could see them. Maybe in three or four years going back to the playoffs. And then maybe who knows we can see a reemergence of the royals in the mid twenty twenty. It's like we saw in the mid twenty tents with how well they were in two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen back to back world series appearances and winning twenty fifteen. It's not too shabby if you ask me. What these moves. I don't think necessarily game changers. Greg holland is a really nice move. I liked having him get re signed with them because he does provide good pitching and they have a lot of young pitching and so they're going to need some veteran leadership there. Same thing with peres. Everything i've ever read i mentioned in the first segment. Great report with all of his pitchers. And i think that's gonna do wonders for these young pitchers on this royals team. And then santana. He provides only hitting but patients at the plate. This royals team was one of the worst teams in walks and on base percentage last year. And they're getting a guy that is coming off a year where he led all of the major leagues in walks. And i think that's going to really pay off for them. Well i think if they can constantly know that okay santana's up at up at bat weaken at least hope in assume that he's going to get on base somehow someway whatever way that might be so ultimately i like having carlos santana there. I love peres coming back. I do like hall. And i wouldn't say moves like getting benintendi was big. I don't think getting michael. A taylor was big michael taylor. I think the reason for him is because they're trying to replace. Alex gordon who retired in the offseason alexkor not a great hitter but a really really good fielder. That's exactly what michael taylor is. And then you look at andrew benintendi. He's just been underwhelming. I mean he's been underperformer. I think his entire career that he's been in the major leagues and so maybe he can get. Some revitalization really have kind of the birth of his career in kansas city. Because it clearly was not happening in boston. So i'm going to give the royals a c. Plus on their off-season moves i. I liked them wasn't a fan of some others. They were okay early on. I liked them but as time went on the kind of fizzled out for me. So the last time the tigers i would say the major ads that they had it was pretty pretty. Quiet off season in detroit wilson. Rama's comes back. But honestly what i mean. What's he going to do right. I think he's well past his prime. I think he's well past his time. I think that he needs to maybe think about retirement. I know i did that segment a couple of episodes ago. Maybe he's another guy of potentially think about retiring. After this year following or the following year robbie grossman. He brings some defense to the outfield. I think he also brings some some reassurance that if a guy like jacoby jones goes down with an injury which we saw last year they got a guy like robbie grossman that can step right into that same spot and fill that void. Jacoby jones is going to be an interesting one. They also resigned. Jonathan scoop which was a good move. They respond heimer candelaria. Which i really really like. I just wonder if if jacoby jones will be healthy if he can stay healthy. I think this tiger named can be a lot better than people think. I'm not saying that they'll be a playoff team. When i think that they could be closer to five hundred than what a lot of people think they're going to be at this point in this the off season as we approach into the regular season. I just wonder if again they're going to be making the moves that they need to be down the road i think having. Aj hinch at the helm is very wise because he does a lot of great things not his reputation has been a little tainted right now with what happened in houston quite frankly. He's got a reputation for building winning franchises. he did it in arizona in his brief time. There he comes to houston has kind of a setback year. And then the next couple of years just gets on an absolute role and so you do have to wonder okay. They've got the guy in place that can turn things around for this team. Are the the the front office. Management are the ownership. Is all of that going to somehow. Someway pulled themselves together and say. Hey we're gonna make big moves that we need to make. I think one thing is for certain they need to eventually get go cabrera off contract and off payroll because he's just eating up so much of their payroll now. He is still been semi productive. But i think that's gonna stop to start start dropping very soon. I mean it's already started to dip a little bit. And so i do you worry that he's going to be a guy that's continuing to kinda just wither away on the bench and wither away on the field. And he's not going to really do much for them they're ultimately going to potentially lose a lot of years of trying to rebuild because they don't have the financial backing to go out and make those moves because they're tied up with a long contract with cabrera that you can really do about it right now. But i wouldn't be shocked if the either maybe bought him out of his contract down the down the road or maybe they trade him who knows it depends on how much more he wants to play. But he's in his late thirties. He's approaching forty. So i don't imagine many more years out of him so ultimately i'm gonna have to give the tigers deep plus wasn't a huge fan of their moves. I i feel like again kind of a little bit behind the curve as very different from the royals in terms of where they are in there rebuild face. I think the world's are much further ahead the tigers. I think they're just starting so we'll see how things go. But i'm gonna give an overall grade to the ale. Central of a b minus. I floated with this one a little bit of thought about a c. Plus but i'm going to give them be minus mainly because of what the white sox did and what the twins did. I think that they've done moves in the in the past couple of months that have been able to set themselves apart. I think they did things that were going to really again build some separation between themselves and other teams. Now it'll be interesting to see how much separation there is between the white sox and the twins because that's another kind of thing to figure out but all in all. I'm pretty hopeful for this. You know these two teams. The twins in the white sox. It's other the rest of the division. Not sure what to think of it. I think the indians could be that kind of sleeper. 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The 2019 Fantasy Things Draft

The Solid Verbal: Living College Football

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The 2019 Fantasy Things Draft

"Welcome to the solid verbal for me man on forty. I've heard so many players say why one to be happy. You want to be happy for day. Eight estate is that won't go down anti welcome back to the solitaire verbal boys and girls. My name is tai hildebrandt and as you know the season is right around the corner but before we get into the weeds we are very excited to give you the replay of our twenty nineteen fantasy things draft now this year a little different. It took place on two consecutive nights in two different cities one in dallas one in washington d._c. Both of those shows were alive but completely different from one another and of course a ton of fun so for your purposes only we thought we'd cut out as much of the overlap as humanly possible muscle and give you one continuous show featuring all twenty four picks. Thank you again for listening and here's how it sounded on night. One at the alamo draft house just outside dallas texas <music>. Welcome thank you for coming. I hope everyone is ready for an hour and a half of intense hobson shaw discussion. Oh my god that is why everyone is shot tien. Dan the classic courts them correct so welcome to fantasy things show or a show oh. I don't know we're doing another one tomorrow. Flight gets canceled. We have a lot of college football weirdness plans but today we drove up from <music> austin boo okay. I don't know how people feel pretty good. Yeah i read the room and we stopped in wow. Oh wow this is a good crowd. We stopped in temple texas at bookies and we had never been it now. We're just gonna talk about buggies for an hour to have been there. Oh my god good would help we had eleven combined bites of caramel corn and almost went into a coma to- states. It's there. There was a jerky district. There was a jerky erkki district. It's like the joke that i made was sim city. If you could be at your own gas station correct it's huge yeah. We bought nine dollars shirts and we spelt wonderful about it. Shout out temple texas shoutout buggies and thank you for coming to the show. I'm sure talk a little bit more about buggies progress through here but this is the solid verbal tie. He's dan how by the way taylor shout yeah. How many people are here against their will go okay and she got the first row seat from somebody that is pray fan. I like it well. Thank you all for coming. We encourage everyone to take as many pictures as you would like and hashtag them with fantasy things we will use those any which way re tweet civic in front of a buck for buck out whatever whatever you so desire will use these pictures in some manner her bio for those of you who may or may not be familiar with the concept of this show. Fantasy football is kind of thing. It's kind of a big deal right. That's that's been going on forever. We decided many years ago to take a different spin on fantasy football or at least our brand fantasy football and rather than drafts players college football players. We decided that we would look at the college football season before us and instead draft storylines draft oddities today's draft things narratives things joy happening yeah things that we as fans enjoy happening so not sample give some examples of previous years picks the the best pick of all time was yours which was the backup is better than the star always backup especially college they have deep depth chart right and it's like oh the backup backup quarterback he would start at nine other schools right it always sorta works that way we score it and we get points as often as it happens and we've just come to realize that we just want to pick funny things that only happen occasionally but make us laugh incredibly so <hes> we have a cross college. Football selected a number of things. I think six rounds worth six rounds snake draft which is a little weird for only six rounds six rounds and we're going to do the same thing tomorrow in d._c. This is a totally different show. We worked hard to put this one. We'll not that hard but right worked hard put together and then how entirely separate content right pallet scheduled for tomorrow correct ladies gentlemen robert now. He's not here so here's the way this is gonna work. We're going to go back and forth. We're gonna talk through all sorts of college auditees before each pick though there is going to be a sound that some of you may be familiar with taylor you could. We stole that from e._s._p._n. Don't tell them yeah. We flip the coin <hes>. We decided that i was going to go first because i drove up here from austin correct. Should we feel good about that so we've drafted things. It's sort of like the n._b._a. Draft lottery where it was all notarize in the car yeah so. I think it's time i think we should do. I think it is time ladies and gentlemen. Let's go. Let's get this thing start. It will be questions after anybody. We'll do it q._a. After we're not gonna record that so really go for it really yeah all right taylor. If you could with the first pick to yours truly in the two thousand nineteen fancy things draft. I select elect urban meyer coaching rumors so here's the thing about urban urban meyer has lost thirty two games however many years he's been coaching. That's really that's like better than kansas over. The last five cs police went to a state school and he said three months ago when people asked him quite pointedly. Are you done coach return in coaching. He said listen i'm done. I learned my lesson i think i think i'm done right. Do you think that will stop people from talking about urban meyer inevitably going to u._s._c. no because he's just in section. I think people will talk about it. I mean who isn't watching the fox pregame. He's going to be all of our minds aw i don't think it's going to happen. I think the thought of for u._s. Fans of saying we're going to get urban. Meyer is more of a threat than a desire like oh okay okay. I don't think he's going to like l._a. I don't think it's going to be a fit and i think they would go in a different direction and honestly. I don't think u._s._c. is going to hire them even if they get rid of health but it will not stop the rumors because people have to talk about something and trust me occasionally l._a. Talk about college but not very often well well. Here's the thing is he too serious for l._a. Yeah definitely think about. I don't know if you've ever seen their commercials in california by the tourism board of california and a hat like magic johnson and actors actors and actresses tell us about how cool laid back and come ride the wave and cala. Can you imagine urban meyer appearing in any of that. The clippers just spent like five hundred million dollars players. Nobody cares. Nobody's going to care about urban meyer at u._s._c. but the rumors elsewhere are going to persist because people need need something to talk about time he looks wooden and somewhat resentful on that fox pregame chevy time anytime he does. That's his resting face anytime he does. Does this looks like anytime he does that will be a little bit more wood for the fire right. Sure does urban go to l._a. Right now and he's going to be out there. I think bourbon fire would take the head coaching job. At the finnish national soccer team serie baked into the scandinavian way of life. I think is better suited for urban meyer in california. He needs that sort of gut wrenching misery to to exist it would likely bother him yeah the others around around him. I think you'll get points. I'll get what do we know what the scoring system spinal no sort of calvin ball. It changes us as we go every year. I think that's really good pick it smart. It's smart and it's going to happen right worrying. It's wouldn't pick stratford high houston texas. That's awesome all right urban meyer mick taylor the sharing of beer. Is that going to get. I'm going to go. I was hearing murmurs back. There with the second overall big dan rubenstein selects scott baker mayfield so all right so i have i have questions. He got a raise the register take time what what does having a little baker mayfield in him meaning. I have no idea i think at some combination of being five ten and a half happen kind of a brick which which to me is a i think we've got like seventeen baker mayfield types in this audience a quick scam but i love you. I don't know what it means. I have the list here and this is media members. This is random fan. This is media guides quotes. I have all of the people who quote how a little bit of baker mayfield to him and it is ridiculous here we go and i don't know i still don't know what it means. Is that feisty cross crabby bad but this is one hundred percent true because we verify this with price. Waterhouse coopers is true okay. Why are we like an ernst and young show. I don't understand okay. Oh sam howled north. Carolina hasn't played a college. Freshman never played a snap before has a little break breaker mayfield to him will greer tommy devito british comedy legend alan bowman trace mcsorley wasn't good last year scandal ian book charlie brewer sam hartman wake forest era king houston oklahoma state softball player samantha xiao real hundred to present real drew lock longtime shortstop troy lewinsky really end. We're going party met corral cornell l. quarterback preston colbert. Apparently he's going to be the new russell wilson not just in the pros. This is a college football podcast walk as you're going to see college. Quarterbacks compared to baker mayfield who are nowhere near as good as him and they're like. I don't know he's got a little wiggle. There's a little swagger just is he runs a little hot manslaughters unbelievable. Well don't manslaughter everybody. Don't it's good bad indifferent. I love it. I love it so i feel good about the point possibilities here all right all right so we're doing a snake draft here. Which means you get to in a row. This is a good one all right the third pack. I selected broadcasting catastrophes yeah. That's right so this includes. There's a lot of different things but you know sometimes you're watching a game and the audio doesn't fully cut out but suddenly it sounds like the broadcasters are speaking over rotary phones where it's like all of a sudden. They're like the bigger mayfield drops back in art. Audio dropped out and we are going to get it fixed. We're going to get things worked out. Sometimes there's only one camera that works and it's the wide camp or random zone camera. Sometimes the graphic ceo wide receivers name is first name last name. That's a personal favorite of mine. I don't root for it but i kinda do and i'm pretty happy with this because there are first of all e._s._p._n. Does not this is kind of shocking to me. They don't broadcast all the games on site. Sometimes the announcers are on site and it's produced back in bristol which means chaos total k. i. favorite yeah and this is sort of a close first cousin of this is when everything goes sideways and then they just decided we we don't have any audio right we can't them. Via skype like sean mcdonough is he's m._i._a. Down chris qatar and he's going to do the game from a sterile studio right setup back in bristol. That's what he does and inevitably it turns into like a podcast that because that would be like the best e._s._p._n. Podcast to do that now. It's our shot spark yeah but inevitably. That's what ends up happening at sterile. There's no crowd microphone whatsoever. No ambiance and chris is it's like second down. I guess i do you remember the insight bowl from like nine years ago believe iowa after the insight bowl fans out insight dot com bowl the shot out comparable the the wire ham broke broke. That's right bell infect the stoppage. That's just like that's one up. One up won't get so many points at the lower camp falls. Don't hurt anybody wire cam so does it count. The pylon camp gets blown up. Now i mean that's separate direction. If that's the only camera that we have available available to watch the game of squinting at something forty yards away with the pylon camera that counts okay otherwise pylon cams gonna. It's gonna get hit sean mcdonough. Via skype is one thing has been kidnapped that counts if desha mcdonagh's sylvia he does okay next pick next peck personal favorite. Maybe not just for me but for many in the room. I select mack brown aka dog new tricks so oh i must. I must be very specific very specific. We did a pick last year where we talk about scott frost going back home to lincoln nebraska. Welcome home scott scott frost. Yes and we knew that that was going to be like a tired store. Everyone's gonna talk about well. Go home. Go with your flight banners. Oh ho stadium right and we said rather than that we need to see you up picture of scott frost from backing his playing days with a shirt a little too short and there must be a belly button showed enable got guys like that so i am kind of building on. I'm and i'm saying mack brown in any kind of published works. I don't care if it's digital. We need his naval. No no no no no ally atalaya different different okay it needs to contain both the phrase old dog and neutral dog new tricks dog and new tricks so here's the deal with one mack brown as i'm sure many of the room no background has not coached since twenty thirteen how he was probably really good now. When debatable groans case mccoy put his uniform correctly as far as i know all the time doc it's been twenty two years since he was last at u._n._c. mhm they decided that in lieu of larry fedora whatever went on during larry fedora it's time in chapel hill yeah. We're going to go back to the well back to what we're before twenty two years ago yeah. We're gonna hire background now. Every college football reported that i have read who has interviewed matt brown or has gone down to chapel hill to talk to mack brown. See what's going on yeah. Everybody comes comes away intoxicated by this charm offensive. That mack brown is so good. What did they say about his true. Freshman quarterback sam howell baker mayfield call that won't we'll be the first time but you know now he's like got people on his side and i hope it works for because everybody likes brown but he's kind of like going to the spread offense and he's got a tryout a defensive coordinator from army and just it feels like he is the old dogs trying some new tricks <unk>. I'm not sure they're going to work right at this has the people to run what he wants to run right. We got bobby between going back to louisville great. As far as i remember everything went well they did because i'm a little bit worried not that north carolina feels burned by him leaving coming back after he told them a better looking lady and now he's coming back and he realized maybe this lady for him. I'm a little bit worried that it's going to go kind of rock direction sooner rather than later i'm scared of heights and sometimes when i go up to the top of a water slide back it up there now for me and i think that's going to happen at some point with mac brown because he's i don't think he fully realized what coaching in two thousand nineteen is going to entail a powerhouse for house sixty seven years old. I believe him so this is clearly not intended to be a long a long term move better looking than randy edsel on the right. Maybe i thought maybe sacred cow no-brainer to me okay but i'm curious to see how how this goes because the game it's always the thing when an old coach comes back like i any coaching changes a bit of a coin flip right and then secondly when you bring the old coach back back double coin flip to see he's still he's still got it so i envision this being the kind of thing that tom all just loves so i got tired old in all the worst this. Is this exactly rinaldi poor now where we're going to have like. It's either something we'll all be do that. Please don't but we're going to have a situation on college game day where it's like. Can you teach dissolved. Oh it's going to happen. I think it's gonna get weird. This is a secretly good. Pick the full list of recent people who have come back to previous jobs and really killed it bill snyder okay. There's the list yeah. I think it'll be fun for a little while and then it's going to get weird probably like tonight probably not all right. I'm up again all right. Yes you are making all right here. I i do eligible children with my next pick. I select drama building here. Zinke confused palpable garrard's gilbert's. I select going to the storm radar. Aw in the midst of eight lightning delight harris seagram meteorologists oreo very secret but so here's by thing. I was thinking about this on on the long dry up here. I don't ever remember when we were younger. There being such thing as a lightened delay in a football game right right it wasn't until the millennium day malaysia wasn't until the millennials took oh yeah and so inevitably what happens is there's like a storm delay right and it's like oh we asked the fans to shelter go into the corridor and the players have been there'd be like nine our games that have transpired over the last five years or so right and there's always that scene where they will. We have nothing to show here. We can go back to the to the studio but what we need to at least you fans some expectation for when this when we can start this thing backup right and then they go to the radar. They always go to the radar and they do. They have a professional looking. No no i'll get to the exception but they always have somebody looking at the radar and they're reading off of whatever the national weather service has told hold them for how long it might be the guy that they can be weather service in one ear and somebody on the ground at the game in the air and whatever they're saying makes no sense and we have no idea what's going on. They only make it more difficult so you don't have the meteorologist pointing the weather guy pointing radar. All you have is just a stationary radar that sort of moving and you don't really know what to make of it and sometimes if you're lucky maybe we can go to the next slide taylor. It's always him. We mentioned chris connor conor before. I don't believe he's even doing studio this. That's what adobe told us. We asked him to make certain jokes but it kinda did. It's like they might go to him as he's doing the a._c._c. Network games big right under his chance big chris qatar yeah but they always go to somebody back in the studio because they don't know what else to do. They're trying trying to read the radar. The exception is mike rigo is he. Have you hurt my thereto do that. Much notre dame. I watch football. Uh in college might to rico is astoundingly good at doing the the weather. I believe that he knows how cells move and like oh yeah. He's really into the weather whenever he's done it. During notre dame games lightning delay anything something like that mike tirico musc- notice his weather okay to say the least so that's the only exception when this is like a week goto chris qatar while he's calling the game for the a._c._c. network because actually going to know that he's calling a game for the s._e._c. network. Everybody pumped for the a._c._c. This room say yeah a._c._c. A._c._c. is just acceptable. It's chris qatar yeah baby doing the lighting delays may not but this is the kind of thing that happens like once or twice this every year. I love it so much and i love it every time it. How do you think was there. There was a movie with gerard butler who was trying to control the weather was a sci fi movie. She geo storm geos. Yes i just reminded me. That's all that could change things for for the situation. Goldstone radar might okay. I like that. I'm gonna go monthly next pick. We got <music>. This is a good one okay. It's chris qatar qatar. Is this the the right order all right. Just put it on the street. What's the next pick yeah. It doesn't say that right. Did i mess it up. Okay so this. This story came out a few weeks ago that l._s._u. Got a new football facility. I think it was money donated from alums uh-huh paid for the new football. Everybody got up in arms. Like why are you saying they have sleep pods and everyone is so cool that they have sleep pods. Nobody had heard of sleep pies before l._s._u. Had sleep pods and you know what's better than sleep pod. That looks like that abed obeys so much better. What else is better probably a beanbag chair in two thousand dollars in your pocket and every i mean raise your hand if you'd rather have a thousand dollars in your mind okay i what i don't wanna sleep. Holiday inn seems kind of uncomfortable and we're going to hear about sleep lee-potter because we're going to be seeing l._s._u.'s new locker room in perpetuity as teams figure out what to spend money on like this is the problem right locker the rooms and the training table and luxury athletic trainers everything and we'd have sleep pods. We're going to get luxurious. Gm's weird. We get luxurious cafeterias. They're going to run out of things and then there's just going to have to give them american dollars which seems oh hey. Do you remember when having a like ipad yay showed you're like i can't speak from experience yeah obviously but apple right. Do you remember when it was a big deal to have the ipad bright with the player's name digitally yeah i can zam rape from my locker amazing yeah and now we're at this point where it's like locker. Rooms are going to turn into the new prompt pulls fly. Everyone is trying to outdo each other and you can't go to a good place. I mean it's in clubs and it's a play place. It's a mcdonald's backyard and that's apparently what college kids mont slides. I don't know well. It's something that's constantly. Brewster's millions situation like quick got us for the my real quick sleep pods house oregon spent their money. They bought responsibly and suitably mature early. I don't know why you would bring up oregon well. They've got all the uniforms play into the stamp like one up. Do they all brazilian walnut in their facilities. Maybe maybe that's okay. Facility upgrades are definitely the kind of thing it draws attention during my college game day for you know there's there's a stoppage of play somehow subway and chris fowler upgraded the facilities says past year. They've got a ball pit now see. I'd be okay with that up five with a ballpit but i'm just saying it's like we're going to constantly now. 'cause you imagine one culture one of those commercials so we talk this thing a couple of years ago where it was like any time there's a commercial featuring a microscope and somebody dancing four eight college college that counted as fantasy things and it turns out every university commercial microscope and somebody dancing the arts is dance how how many of these if you can see in your mind and commercial. That's microscope playing sports for somebody is writing in a tutoring session and there's a bunch of three hundred pound dudes in a ballpit. I'm listening. That's all. I'm saying if i'm sixteen. I like microphones dancing. Dancing involved is singing my name someone. I like okay all right. We should do an update. Look all right got urban rumors old dog mak which don't google that either now. We've got the lightning radar. Do you like your team right now no better than my team to say. What do you like better ever said that yeah. Rivers is strong boring but strong. It is boring strong. Yeah okay if you like my team better. Let's hear all right tim doc clarification question. You may yes mortgage. You're no no specific to l._s._u. Players in uncomfortable looking rectangles yeah. I was gonna talk about bucky. Someone yeah all right clearly established dominance in the room. I have a good feeling about this next pick. This one goes to mr dan rubenstein yeah. This is my favorite sleepiq. Marty smith committing to a bit. Ah if anybody in this room can tell me what marty smith's actual job is. I'm just going to call you a liar because nobody knows marty. Smith wears quarters zips. Explain southern cooking to somebody goes to italy yeah. He and tim tebow get haircuts together. He goes to dubai because there's a georgia fan. Maybe working there and i don't know what his job is. I don't know if he has a linked thin and how he describes it and i'm going to this one hundred percent genuine. I love marty smith. I love somebody that i'm not really sure what he does. He seems charting charming. Everybody says he's he's really nice to people but it appears that he just wears tight suits and doesn't eat carbs and likes things below maryland's yeah right. That'd be the mason dixon line yeah. Thank you <hes> so there's there's something about marty smith as he goes across mostly isley the south. I don't know if you've ever seen a picture of him before he had the beer. It's very scary when he comes gas. It's very different looking so true true story on that point now aw marty smith has a cult following yeah because we've been to national championship into like some of these bowl games or marty smith is there. He's sort of walking around and like he can't go. Oh four feet without someone asking. We love your work. Laura workman what i'll say about him and again. I've heard the same stuff that would marty smith smith. He's a fashionable dude because he wears all the fashion trends you all the time at the same time. He is the pioneer. The pioneer who brought the sneaker the studio host sneaker occur trend sneaker right. He is the one who brought that e._s._p._n. Like an adorable little nicer at a wedding that is wearing chuck's with the soup that is correct. Marty smith the grown own out version that is correct is. He's the three year old asher after dark. We love marty smith. We love love love marty smith i just he commits to bits during the draft and this won't count because it's not college football. He was down in new orleans. When they took zion williamson. Any crowd surfs through the french quarter her after they took him. Nobody goes to pelicans kings but marty smith is there to serve during the n._b._a. Draft it has a little bit of a bear grylls. Feel feel to it where it's like sure i'll drink my own. Where did this come from right. I guess yeah he does commit to it goes for it and so there is something that he just randomly on game day is going to appear randomly during a game in a quarter and a scarf and dressy sneakers and all sorts of fashion at the same time. He'll show up next tim tebow. They both have their like sides. Shave gel cone. I don't know what to call that hairstyle. That sounds like a a handle. You would call yourself. Often counterstrike shave gel cala but i just love it. I love every bit of it. Looking determined guy okay all right. Go all right next pack. I wanna talk talk a little bit if we could get serious second about coaches when they're here goes roque conversation it. It's a friendly road. We can have this now so couple of years ago big earn. When you're in a few years ago i drafted mike gundy's hair and i think that was before for he grew. The bullet wasn't it. He get you like hairlines. There's somebody you inhere legs. You love that bob. Glory former notre dame defensive coordinator very strong hairless oklahoma oklahoma analysts took heartful. You know his stocks down but i had this. I don't know why i drafted. Mike gundy's here and then like a year in later. He drew a frigging mullet yeah and i. I was inundated people riding in san. Did you see this. Did you know i don't know right so i thought this would be good time now. It's been a few years removed to sort of level set which just examined the coaching profession as a whole as it relates to here yeah. I'm just picturing you getting inside information for the fantasy things calling barbara's around stillwater right here on billions getting inside info before a stock in talking about hearing in hearing about gun so of course the hair on top of the head stuff that most visibly goes wrote the stuff that i'm most excited about. Is i think the boop we've seen in college football with facial hair. Yeah and i want to talk about lovey smith a little bit holy hell. We don't have a picture of him at the ready but imagine shaved. We've had big white pop. It's a santa beer yeah. It's amazing yeah drew it last year. It like time stood still for that moment realizing that this is a real thing. That's out to you but it wasn't just him. We've seen larry. Fedora grow a beard kind of random to get a little edgy. Now we see mark richt i would mark richt left georgia. He was trying to break out of his shell. Little bitten going down zola moderate miami all of a sudden. He's got a little peach fuzz here so i'm just kinda curious what twenty nineteen might bring as it relates coaching hair again again yeah. We'll manny diaz is going to be up there. He's going to be up there because he has like the one o'clock shadow where after lunch it starts coming in and so he just might have a moustache without without even realizing it. I appreciate that the going rogue thing is grace because it's it's pretty easy to keep a beard trimmed mustache trimmed. Whatever sometimes coaches make deals with player players. They won't shave until they lose. That kind of thing which i think is pretty endearing and find it brings everybody together. There's something about dana hoeger. This is an older picture but there's something about his hair hair that he's not willing to give up on that seems equal parts amazing confidence ladies confident commander and also that his hair is like a group of fans escaping lightning delay like oh god oh god and he's okay with thanks yeah so yeah. I don't know which coaches specifically because i think coaches are getting a little bit more. They're paying more attention to their grooming and their personal detail as weird conversation won't be background. Nothing nothing's going rogue about mack brown. No no no and you know what else i appreciate. This is actually this. This is going against you at the same time. Both tom herman and p._j. Flecked really losing and they cleaned it up. They cleaned it up. Yeah he's not he's. He's not what he sold on. He brought the show down here to texas he did so. We'll see what yeah that's right. I guess yeah yeah okay so so i'm excited to see what the future may hold think is going to go rogue facial hair with anybody you'd like to see i would like to see what's divas. You could do if you just let it go up. Oh god the seats because he's like mister clean up top right. I want to see if you just like it would go like flying over dakota at nights. You'd see a little light here ear their little four is. I don't think it's great. I don't you hearing coaching coaching haircut. Okay next back for my next pick. Isn't marty smith no. I'm going to select announcers gush a little bit you too much about a upcoming network t._v. Shows is my favorite. I lied so here's here's the way this works. Okay they come back from commercial and inevitably chris fowler adam amin our friends. Somebody is handed a cue card and it's got a script on it and it's is talking about a show show that that network has to try and promote toco and there's there's no way that you can go from that read read back into the game without a very long awkward pregnant pause yeah retinas lewis pretty smooth but even he when he's like tune atman of man. There's yeah it's charlie and what happens in that pregnant. Pause is what i'm talking about right here yeah because last season. I don't know how many notre dame as we have in the room here. Last season settled last season during the notre dame games doug. The food was all in on a show called manifest. This is true. You've told me about this many times. He was all in on manifest and here's why hi this is a sleeper pick. Yeah what is manifest by the way no it's like. I think it's like loss but yeah n._b._c. It's diet loss. Yes yeah they renewed lost. They renewed manifest for season two as we all know i challenge but doug flutie's ludi. He's like all in on this thing. He's like what i can't wait to watch next week. Can you believe what's going on there. No one's watching no one's watching that show now they've decided to renew it doug flutie's gush and i'm telling you if you watch college football with any regularity doug flutie is not the only one doing it. He might be the worst of doing it doug flutie but he's not the only one out there who is doing this where there's that long pause and it's like let's talk about wanna go. Why quantico preoccupied chopra she's great blue bloods there gary he always gary danielson loves blue bloods. Everybody knows that about gary. I i enjoy this a lot because a lot of them are older and they're watching network t._v. That's pretty much pointed at them and they have something to say but doug. Flutie's enthusiasm is startling. It is startling yeah. I can't talk about doug flutie. This is why not sometimes really like him. I like him when he does this. Okay that's one. It's exciting okay. Doug flutie just goes out of his way to over compliment opposing quarterbacks at all times i when i was finding this beautiful imagery and looking up doug flutie i discovered that there was a change dot org petition to remove him promoter dame fans and it was started in this section. Yes i have though i don't know why somebody would go to that extent to remove doug flutie notre dame games but somebody's grandparent has a lot a lot of time on their next back next pick <hes> this is really good also technically includes marty smith because it is when broadcaster promos now promos they promotes. It's a non household brand. Let me explain it sounds a little bit. Combined need an explanation for this so kurt herbstreet does commercials for eckrich sausage and i hadn't had anybody heard of accurate sausage. Wow seventeen people have heard i looked it up and it's owned by eckrich richer than it's owned by somebody else then owned by somebody else and now it's owned by giant chinese conglomerates doing sausage commercials for and then i went wrong with that he's doing it for. It's fine the shanghai pork meats court but then getting it on the action action. Marty smith is now. He's too marty. Smith is in on the equity once more and then i dug a little bit deeper reese davis and molly mcgrath doing eckrich. Deli leans dog a little bit further and i remembered erin andrews was doing true -biotics which is a fancy way of saying pills that help you poop. I think for a long time e._s._p._n. Didn't allow its on air talents to advertise things. They wanted to keep it real straight so it's sort of like the n._c. She aa sort of like the n._c. Double a. go for it and i know my i i never let me but here i go and and then i saw there was a lower rutledge and tie who also appears in this commercial mardi marty smith yeah. That's what mary does. It was for academy sports and outdoors doors. It was a very bad commercial but i feel like we're going to be getting more and more of these. I feel like we're going to be getting more of these endorsements of non a-list this brand's and i always really it goes back to erin andrews for me because that was just out of nowhere because if you remember the commercial all of them playing a flag football game tying it back to probiotic pills. I don't remember exactly how that was like huddle involved and going deep and it was very confusing and i think we're going to be getting more of that. Didn't jen and brown do something to probably she was working. She was doing something for like a supplemental company. It's like you're right it sort of a thing now that i think we're seeing more of the accurate assertion that i can't even say sausage. Yeah that's weird. It is a little bit weird. I mean when i think about is the tie between kirk herbstreit and the sauce when the first thing you think about with encased meats shoot herbstreet to me. It should be like barbecue pit master. Somebody likes part of of getting the spokesperson is having somebody who you think will help sell the product right herbstreet not that i know of but maybe i don't know why i do. This is my voice. I have questions about the ranks yeah i don't. I don't think they are but i look forward to see like if we're going down. Another run of sausage cinch is at joel klatt which is is joel klatt diet herbstreet bible study herbstreet. I don't know so so we'll see. I mean i'm excited to see where this goes is what i'm telling you because when it comes to sausage as all of our parents now everything's on the table the question that taylor post yeah before we came over here today. If you had to pick a one off brand for you you you would be the spokesperson for what would be. It would be a cold brew or the brand. Would i think it was what i was oxo. They make a cold brewer and speaking of what erin andrews pills. The cold brew is great. Wonderful is david sunflower for seats enough off the off the radar tile around for david. They're they're they lead the category. Do they leave the category about like amazon basics. That's is that the evil empire yeah. I'm titled ran for u._s._b. Cable you need this and you kinda hate yourself or buying it over and over again titled brand which ones lightning is it the same thunderbolts yeah i'm titled the brand for amazon basics who's to say is u._s._b. The same as u._s._b. Maybe that's where all our our cable nerds out there. In twenty shout out cable hurts okay moving on. I believe so again. This is terrible all right with the next pick this one. I like a lot the next pick. I'm taking disrespect of small schools. Who are the only ones to offer somebody who finally gets a big offer. That sounds like a word salad. It is sometimes you're watching. The game in the only offer he got was from u._t. Chattanooga before mississippi state swooped in at the last second and you're thinking oh that's pretty cool. Mississippi state offered him a scholarship but also why the chattanooga shame was all over this kid chattanooga wanted him. They're going to celebrate him. Did you get an offer from chattanooga. I didn't shout out to the sacramento state of the world that are disrespected every single time. They're the everyone's to offer a kid not to put you on the spot. Is there a school that gave you an offer. I have a conversation to play doubles tennis u._c. San diego. I'm an athlete division three not really no. Will you remember when that specific example of you to chattanooga mississippi state because that's nick fitzgerald. Nick fitzgerald was when he was that what happened yes yeah sorry sorry wait. Are you happy that am am lost the s._e._c.'s worst quarterback okay just making sure just making sure same page i liked at that moment a lot because dan mullen then coach at a cigar in his mouth and was reminiscing about how the chattanooga and then after that that game in which nick fitzgerald was really good and he ran over am gig him he was sort of quarterback look like a chattanooga quarterback. I i which is fine again. I don't think anybody in this room was offered by chattanooga but i just i don't wanna stand for that disrespect. That's what i'm saying. I think it's going to happen a lot because we know about the offers that are coming in for these players and i'm just not standing for the small school disrespect small school disrespect. How does this compare to like old school. Michigan state disrespect respect. Oh this is much worse because this is this is saying you don't belong in the conversation sacramento state yeah. This is disrespectful. I think this is a sam houston state player behind us sam houston state yeah. Let's board fill longo there. The bear offense with the k. bearcats with a k. Forget got that yes it's true. Is there an origin story to that or they're just like fuck it. How do we stand out. Uh ideas ideas ideas all right and that's how it happened now. I don't want to disrespect. I like small schools. Yeah i mean we can do a patriot league lightning right here. We've got some. We've got some letters all right so i think i think here we go. This song called old all town road down. Sorry there's a jay leno moment for you. I'm turning into so. I have to talk and admitted about a. G. chat that you and i had i heard this song on the way to work mysterious day job and i was like whoa nas is back. That's typical ties backed not so god. We had our normal g. chat and now this little okay. I don't know the full time we'll ex. The ex there and then is is this like a like. A baby got back like ironic saw. What what is what is going on in syria saw yep totally serious louis then i looked it up. Apparently there's a new genre called country rap. Okay which is where they're putting the song i mean obviously you don't celebrate the discography of cowboy troy refine. You do you but some of us out here celebrate his his work. I'm i'm trying to become a little more culture yeah and so then i dug a little deeper and i found that they've done four official remix of the song and it's it's been number one on the billboard hot one hundred charts for nineteen consecutive weeks <hes>. Do you think there is any chance to stanford. Band is not playing that song. They're definitely melli doing poorly but they're doing that. Let's let's the tech band right that is detected dressed like zorro which is awesome. It's the double rag. I would double figueras us single. No easer guns up gotcha. You think there's any chance that they're not playing at some point. This year would love to the kind of traditional but yeah why not i think they're definitely going to be banned plural playing so how do we get points for this. Does it have to be people tweeting us letting us know emailing us taking pictures video from the stadium while they're in the games and just like you know there's going to be tweets and people are going to be filming and stuff. I just need to know if what what counts points for me because i think this is asleep or pick any time. Band plays doesn't count pep band during basketball. It's gotta be football. Season season 'cause bathrooms. Yeah it's going to happen. I think this is gonna happen time. I don't think i fully remember that. The tech band dress like this and i am so oh happy that they do because it's so boring like the long orban is not that fun frills this rules. This is great. They've got this. We're open best thing. I love it and they got a cable. You'll became the cape is key. I'm all about it. I'm all about the texas tech look and hopefully if we play a little knows accent. Anybody has any connections. Gnaws is not really most khakassian person all right flip it up there. Let's see we got here. Okay bowl teams. How do you feel okay so i obviously and this crowd loves marty smith so that's going to be a big earner because he does nothing but commit to bits always commits the bet y'all get old how marching bands old town road marching bands south stop what the gushing t._v. pro. You're pretty dependent on flutie. I mean he's going to do it six times a year. Do you think if he's listening to this do think he will do the hill steer you're into. Do you think there's any chance to flee knows how to podcasts ought not go now downloaded like over over cat right the road coaching hair. I think august is going to get it together. I don't think a lot of people are going to be taking chances this year but i think you're gonna get in places see. We didn't say coach rex so someone's hair is going to go rogue in some. What's gonna be manny diaz. He might grow it. The first and second half okay. Someone's hair has has got to go rogue and i'm going to get poetry probably early on late summer. I think that's gonna hit for you nicely background old dog new tricks is very specifically the old dog with nutrient. Tom rinaldi special if mack brown has i'm just making this up right now. Let's say he is missile valuated quarterbacks for north carolina. I know it's crazy. Farfetched background with miss evaluate a quarterback. Let's say that happens in north carolina and their disappointing this year because they've not been great recently. What would say a new trick would be fighting a quarterback quarterback for mack brown so i don't know if this is going to pay dividends because they might not be so good this year so that's definitely going to be good this year okay well. It's going to take it for this. You're i just. I just think this is definitely going to be a bit okay. This is gonna be something that's written about something that you see broadcast. Urban meyer rumors yes in unless u._s.'s really good unless u._s._c. starts winning games those listening at home. We had a out capital in the room totally warranted. It was a cackle like how. How did you think u._s._c. compound world. They start out the season pretty top fresno and stanford that top teams we struggled with this one mightily because we had about eight different u._s._c. threats that we could have pulled on yeah not the least of which was obviously this one but it was also kind of funny to just put up on screen clay helton stay of execution yeah. That's that's i mean it's a little dark but still plays fair and he's still cannot be recognized in the news that matters that matters in on your side you've got along. Ooh that's going to be really well because it goes across a lot of teams potentially but you're counting on again something very specific and that a little shorter than average and prakash rakish tendency to get points that bands edgy yes lyrically all over the place but presidency the broadcast cast disaster thing is something you pick because you like it not because you care about points and fine with this strategy because when that happens we will be inundated. Inundated inundated with all sorts of all we need is a camera malfunction. All we need is the the wire camped fault. We don't want all we need is audio to go out but you have to remember remember something. There are so many games across so many divisions and do you think like i random jacksonville state game. If something happens to be watching that listen to the show and something something goes wrong now. They're gonna let us know. There are many bride. Does it count if the first and ten line goes out absolutely that's the graphical catastro- okay because my practical catastrophe open brixton's if my book the first ten line is like right up there with the cotton gin. It's very important invention that we have college football ball viewing experience and if you lose that joking not like wait a shout out yeah if that goes down ruins the whole experience that's true. Does it count if there's a hot mic and somebody doesn't realize oh that's major points think there's so many ways for broadcast to a really go to a bad place scrapped the players. The on field errors camera errors audio error is did you already mentioned like when the player graphic is wrong. They just have first name last name capulet clinton absolutely one hundred percent house all right just think there's a there's a variety there number could go wrong there now. They mentioned it what else you've got l._s._u. Sleep yeah. That's going to be less yet. They're going to show that. It might only be early season. It might only be early season. Sees you think so okay. Yes i do like showing those shots like his bumpers with commercials november. It's like do they have to reference the sleep pods. Can we just showed the sleep pots. I think they just have to show okay back. I'll accept it. I think if they show will count it okay because it's the first thing they're going to show. They show walker. They've got sleep pods. No one else asleep okay next marty's committing to okay so that's a loose definition. Do you think he's going to be on game day probably most weeks. He's got sportscenter see now whatever he is. There was a picture by the way the s._e._c. network. We've got a new studio and it's a bunch of the hosts in dress gear would sit there wearing suits they're wearing dresses and marty smith and t shirts and jordan's. He commits to being marty smith. I love it so you think that's going to head off gonna hit every week. Okay that's good next mid tier endorsed. I don't think it's great. I it makes me laugh but i don't think it's gonna hit every week 'cause we do. We have to have a new endorsement every week or we just have to have a commercial. I think just the commercial okay then that's gonna yet. You need like adam amine to start doing like. I didn't realize ecoregions this popular average good though so people are building. Someone said yes okay. That's probably fine. Okay that the worst sausage. I guess right and it's small mall school offer small school opera. I think it's going to be somewhat. We're going to have to watch a lot and pay attention to a lot of these games. A lot like purdue games rank well. It could be again written for him to that is only offer until he got he was going to be a delaware mud the mud hens. It's great man not as good as bearcats with the k. but it has a pretty good. Thank you where the tornado is the my hands. It's a minor league baseball team. I've had eighty one percent of a beer so that being said yeah by a was here as civil poll yeah if you like my team obviously what's your i had to cuban. He's never a good sign not a good sign. Why not i think that's right okay so now so these are teams and we are going to hit. Stop on the record button because this this is gonna go out. This brilliant show is going to go out to the world's were stopped by and now we just answer questions right. Is that what we will answer questions but it out so here's the way the rest of this is going to work as we said we did the second half of this. If you wanna call it that the second half of this on the car ride up from austin the sporting boom. It's entirely separate show that we're doing tomorrow in in d._c. We wake up at god knows what our to fly over there and eventually we will piece these together and they will be one just terrible show. It'll be great. I'm sorry that everyone anyone can download and listen to the full slate but each of us will have twelve picks and at that point. I guess we'll try and do our best to score this thing but let somebody else do the score at for for us. We have people people will score yeah okay. How do you feel about your. I feel great. I feel really really good because when you when you align yourself with marty smith when you lie to smell baker baker mayfield when you align yourself with i guess mixed reviews of sausage sauce accurate sausages accurate losses. They should be sending us some sausage for all all that we have done on this show. I feel great. I feel like i'm gonna take you down again for the third straight year the first yes it would be the third strike bully you the first now that was not fun but we will see so at this point. I would like to thank our audience for being such a good sport the with us through our madness here so that was texas which was an amazing experience. We cannot wait to go back there. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us in person. It was a ton of fun now before we get to dc some quick housekeeping as you know we've been saying it were excited that we've joined up with the wanderer podcast network home to shows like sports wars hosted by our good friend dan rubenstein the dead cast all sorts of great shows at wondering dot com to help us to help wondering continue bringing you the best possible experience. We'd like to learn a little bit more about oh you so if you could if you wouldn't mind doing us a solid please complete a short survey out at wondering dot com slash survey. That's w o n then d e r y dot com slash survey. You'll have an opportunity to tell us what you like about the show what you'd love to hear more of in future future episodes wandering dot com slash survey all that said here's what took place live on night two of the fantasy things draft from union stage and beautiful washington d._c. Hi hi so we can't see how many people are out there because the lights are very bright but it sounds like we've got quite the audience here tonight daniel. It's like live aid where it just keeps going back to you. You can't really say i can't get there. We go yeah you guys are endless and wonderful can nights start by saying something real quick lease. We feel way too far apart right now. I know this is this. We've been apart like four days. Maybe yeah so if we were to be any closer to the middle of this ju- fro on the screen and nobody needs that nobody needs that first of all thank you for coming yeah. This is incredible. The energy in here is it feels real good. It feels good. It feels good and i wanna tell you yesterday. We were in dallas. We did this show in texas and before we got started i went to the little boys room and there were a couple of free going pretty clearly listeners in there. Okay okay they were. They were in college polos. Whatever that's what people in texas do. I guess they were college. Follows awesome traders that's right and a guy looks at me while we're in there like makes eye contact with me says nothing and then we walk out sort of at the same time and he says i didn't talk to you in the bathroom bathroom medics. I learned that you just made it way weird then it had to be because i've felt the contact there so it's very good it is faced with being you not greeting me as we both separate bathroom today which was yeah yeah helpful in that respect so thank you for coming out. We call this show. Our fantasy things draft. What is fantasy things draft well. Some some of you may be familiar with a thing called fantasy football and fantasy football. You take you pick the players right picking imaginary children to try to set the groundwork usually like to ask how many people are here against their will but we can't really see something. That's going to have to show hands. I won't be able to tell c. zero the hands. Somebody is here against their will. We have there. We go thank you as a person. Somebody is here against their will to one person and and we like to try and set the groundwork so fantasy football you pick an imaginary team of football players instead of picking a team of football players. We like to pick a team of football storylines cracks and this year because we were feeling a little saucy. We decided instead of doing just one show. We'll do too yes. Maybe we'll do it in the same weekend in different cities uh-huh so last year we are. We did a show last night in dallas which was awesome and now here. We are a d. c. On about four hours sleep but nonetheless an entirely different show it is not the same show we did last night as we're gonna talk about here in a few minutes. We're going to go through. I think what our picks were last night and pick some new ones for tonight and they're getting a pre human. It's gonna it's going to be a premium show so this is what it looks like right now. If you look at our rosters yeah and again this is reveal date to it is not at all round two. We looked over the picks on the plane over here and in addition to the fact that we got to go back through these second time. We're pretty excited about what we have here. So i guess we can just get into yeah. Let's go back to the roster's real quick by so of applause person or are you. I talk the better roster to you. There was hesitation there station. It's the notre dame fans. It's coming slow. Okay okay slow process. That's fine. It's fine. We're still friends and for my roster. That's about like it was last. Thank you okay okay so already know him yeah. Is everybody ready for day to the fantasy things. This is dr g. League here is the way this works. I have a very cool sound that i stole from e._s._p._n. Dan don't tell them that goes like this one more time taylor for the notre dame fans we hear it louder. He's shrugging working in the back. Okay okay. Thank you give a dramatic is a buddhist new draft time taylor work on. Would you get it. Just play it. Yeah that'd be good. He's put his hand up all right. We'll get it so with the first now we're closer. We're getting closer closer surrogate eventually broadcast air record that you can play it on all right with my first pick ah yeah date of the d._c. Fantasy thinks show i would proudly like the select trevor warranties draft stock trevor practice draft stock so explain what the stock means in this draft trevor lawrence quarterback for clemson trevor lawrence clearly. I think the best quarterback in the country okay maybe up for debate. Maybe not only true freshman last year had a very good campaign scalded this shit daughter team in that playoff playoff game and now here we are entering year two is true sophomore sophomore campaign and inevitably they're going to be n._f._l. Draft types who you will hear are just quote quote unquote drooling trevor lars his draft stock and what he brings to the equation what he could bring and it begs the question what kind of n._f._l. Hot takes where we're going to get this season right. Will it inevitably to a place where we're wondering. Do wanna go full sam hinkie with this. Do we just want to trust the process double tank and just tank two years years in a row to get trigger lawrence. The fun thing about this to me is when you mentioned like the n._f._l. Types drooling over trevor lawrence. I immediately pictured charley casserly. That's there but that's not true the castle. That's typer but there's something about the n._f._l. Types and i think it it makes it weird that trevor lawrence has the the hair that he has that he has long blonde flowing hair and there's like the dream weaver playing in the backs of these n._f._l. G._m.'s i had on our list originally and we can through through that. We have a huge list that we can go through later what we originally going to go with some of the ones that we weeded out but originally i wanted to go with. I want to call a trevor trevor laurence's locks of love yeah yeah and i kid you not like a week ago. David hale from e._s._p._n. Wrote an article titled of locks and lor trenton lawrence yeah. He's also the reporter who who asked about about clemson and we're like well. We're personas greg. Thanks david so the question remains. Would you take two eight years. Get triple arts now i would not i don't care. I'm not an n._f._l. Person but the thing is i think this is gonna do pretty well because if he's good for the next couple years you're getting i mean not two years worth but all season and the a._c._c. were they going to play so this is only. We didn't get that in texas when i wanna talk okay and you know it's the c._d._c. It's acceptable. That's what the recall that's what it is. It's all we do yeah because up register okay during a bunch of cash. That's pretty good. Can we go into my first aspect. Let's go to the next one. Give it up. Give it up for our hometown boy taylor. Who's all right. You got yeah. We should also mention. We're doing a after the draft yeah okay so this one to me was a no brainer in the fact that tied and take this number. One overall speaks to his issues. I have manny diaz bringing that swag back back to miami. We did some research. Apparently manny diaz has not been the first person tasked with finding that renewable source of swag we did and we scan apparently randy shannon was bringing the swag back to miami al golden mark richt apparently jon gruden at one point was rumored. He like his scowl all right. Bring the swag back and that's why we would someday like to author the book margaret's. Oh well short-lived then we wanted to write a book about the search for the lost swag the hardy boys. Oh my god it's coming. It's coming. They're slow reveal the missing swag. I'd read it. I read it. I don't know what swag is obviously. Look at me but i've watched miami miami football and i'm not sure they do either so they need to the forward pass swag. That's all it takes. Is miami offense yeah. They have fan. Yes outside of you know a few. He's the areas we found him the rock he's here and he's in the fourteen throw. Yes smarmy has fans. Many may bring. I don't know if we can go back to the beard shot of many years. I don't think he has it anymore. He kind of looks like the guy from silicon valley which worries me. That's probably talking about the you love his hair. I do that a pro or con for his swag possibilities. I mean i they can only add to it right. Does it. Well what i like about the hair. I've got this for like coaching here. Excuse me former temple coach bennie sorry but he he uses an awful lot of product on it yes when you douse that that a main like fossa main like that with product you see holson. You don't see any holes in that. That's like man hair. There is a lego man yeah and all the way by the way that beard he shaved and the morning crew that by like one p._m. So new shadow has so so i went with the swag. Instead of his father was the mayor of miami yup for like eight years just because there's a possibility that will here i don't know a._c._c. Network play by play host chris qatar say the word swag four times this year and i thought you missed an opportunity swagger one's good. I thought you missed an opportunity not talking in a little bit more depth about how he's just from the area like his dad was mayor he he's from there. Maybe a little bit of bad blood because he went to florida state right but it nonetheless he's he's a hometown boy knows we'll talk about hometown voice yeah but you know i thought that was a better opportunity swag at least funny for who's closer to catching virginia florida state miami miami. It's that kind of thing where there's that back and forth like elite college alex football a._c._c. program virginia b._c._c. We all you. You have the next doing this thing. Traps our right. Yeah i have transfer transfer portal coaching dizziness. It's a whole umbrella term under which there are multiple species yeah species. I can't go much farther than that so basically it's been an off season that i think is going to carry into the season at least the first month of the season season but they give press conferences every day where we have coaches saying things like well. I think it's quitting i think these guys don't know the value of toughing it out and and then you get these conversations of like why do kids go to concerts and film it with their phones. Thanks pat fitzgerald for your for your your look into the brains. The good thing about this is it gives us moments it gives us storylines of coaches coming out and saying they're really taking a hardline stance about behind closed doors. They're basically four year olds negotiating vegetables desert with backup five star quarterbacks so they desperately don't want to leave so that's broccoli for a couple package plays justin fields. Please and we're gonna get a lot of the transfer reporter said well. What's what's interesting about. The transfer portal is i still don't feel like anyone really knows what it is now. We have a sound thank you. We have a sound that we'd play. Hey for the transfer. Portal is not one of the flower pots and super mario brothers in case. You're wondering what this thing is. As per my knowledge our knowledge you can get to this site going to ziprecruiter dot com. Tom slash transfer portal and then. I think once you get there you can somehow. I don't know who makes the accounts but my guess is that on the back end of it. It's sort of like amash dot com situation how baby there's a filter and you can send messages if you're a school. If you get a message from james franklin he's trying to fish try to not do back to not click on that link from from james franklin customize profiles we just there's so much about the transfer portal that we don't know maybe the coaches don't either. Maybe that's why they're kind of pissy issue about it. Oh yeah i mean they've all been fished. All of these calls one hundred percent yeah. They're on facebook recruiting. It's it's a tough day. I like this. I mean it's gonna get me points. We think about the older coaches coming back to college. Football mack brown less miles. Bill snyder is probably going to be catfish. I i don't know how but there is going to be complaining and there is going to be back in my dating all over the place. This is going to do very well for me. I'm pretty excited. Let's go to the next for my selection. I'm going with a tiny field demonstrates. Yes it really liked that one better than i thought yeah all right. Do we want to demonstrate on a tiny stage. The picture me is dave one steps and it's him i. I know you shouldn't america's worst gym teacher. He's trying to bring in brady quinn like brady quinn near the offensive tackle acclamated show you how that works and there's two feet here in two feet there. It's like i don't know when they started. Actually making these fields like somebody had the bright idea. We've got a bunch of ex athletes and coaches up here eager to explain the way that football works right which is what they are presumably paid to the problem with that is you cannot explain the spread offense about is what is this whole purpose of the spread offense. Is that the field like eight times wider than this yes. So how are you going to explain it on something. That is thirty one percent of the width of this field. That's right you've got plenty of coaches former players who put put on some girth and they all look like very bad algebra two substitutes and they're showing you how to rip them and it's dumb ass yeah yeah. I mean we're we're. We are talking about fields measured in feet not yards and it's just very difficult to explain complicated subjects. I have never ever ever in a million years gone any kind of new information out of that. My only takeaway has always been like these guys still wanna play but they don't care if i understand. We're never gonna get the r._p._o. Scheme on this twelve foot field. They just want to get out there and just you know roll up the sleeves and had there is a good possibility that we're going to get a. I don't know what to do with my hands moment from urban meyer all well. You know it's funny because in the in the promo for his new show yeah he's standing next to brady quinn when we think is playing center yeah so there's back there the better shirt their jackets off and they're all just trying to figure out what's going on. What what this poor director rector is tasked with doing. I missed a tiny field demos good. You're gonna have to watch the fox pregame show to get it and so baby. You'll get points who's to say they build like a portable version at gate day. All that's true and you get to see marty. Smith's shoes that's right. That's how we know about his shoes all right next pick dula hometown bid here okay. Let's talk about the new coach of maryland football. Mike locks lead yeah. Did you know what i like about this. I like about things about this. Pick but what i like most about. This is the fact that when mike loxley took over he was very pointed in saying this is my dream job and this is after randy edsall took over and is it. This is my dream job so i like maryland football. I want maryland football. It'd be better we talked to our friend. Taylor who is back there. Please another round of applause <music>. I'm very proud maryland fan yeah and what is that all the reasons reasons that taylor as a maryland guy likes mike loxley have nothing to do with football and that strikes me as a bit of a problem yeah so the reason that i think people are excited about mike loxley. It's not because he punched a guy in new mexico. We can get into that led do that not that. It's the facts but off. Mike watson is a hometown guy and presumably he knows the d._m._v. thousand right and that is kind of his brand now he knows how to navigate like the dangerous terrain the d._m._v. he can be your sherpa yeah football mike loxley yeah no. There's no coach in america that is credited with knowing an area like mike loxley knows the d._m._v. or is it just d._m._v. the interstate thing in california. I don't know which way we got. Is there the d._m._v. Okay who's to say and like it is astounding rounding that he has built up this reputation as a okay coach but he knows the d._m._v. he brought a raliess bend illinois shout out all the align i back there. No no no all right all right for show ever. I took a swing. I took a swing usually packed to the gills with football fans adam <hes> but it almost makes me feel like he's a yelp power user in the area. There's just i don't understand why he is the one who gets all the credit. Are there yelp power. I don't know he's the one who is the uber driver who says no. I don't listen to ways. I know the area yeah and then gets caught traffic drives into a construction zone so the lesson of this is ways knows the d._m._v. bats i do. I like the fact that he wanted the job more than anyone else and the other thing that taylor pointed out is he might have been the only what who wanted it. I don't know if that's true or not. Just you know facts only by hi. I'm going to root for. I don't know what maryland so the problem the good thing is no matter what happens maryland this season. That's the talking point that exactly sleep. That's twelve and if they make a bowl. It's still going to be twelve times that you're going to get points 'cause. I don't think they're gonna make all right our last pick of the first half the first update you so this is the off season looping right this is they looped terrible loss in the weight room all season long to really sell it home how bad they were this is i think we're sean on gary on the screen so i don't know if that probably what penn state could be the penn state locker state. Yeah could be wisconsin and there's just something about offseason motivation. It's is probably only going to pay dividends early on in the season for me but he added thirty pounds of muscle in the off season you at thirty. Can't we looked it up. We did some research as humans like tie and i are. You can't add that much muscle if you come if you come back and report to fall camp looking like david it boston. That's a providence and a little fishy that maybe there's something more going on. There are acts and so the offseason motivation. I was trying to figure out what it would be to really motivate that would be looped in my room nonstop and it would be those texting bubbles. Come up when i was dating you see that that bubble come out here. It comes a great message and then it disappears. That's the motivation that haunts me to this day. I have a son i have happily married and those bubbles really they really do so. I think he's gonna come up early on in the season probably not with michigan too much after the way they ended their season last year but it's gonna come up. I like this pick an awful lot because it's something you here we did. We did pick last year where we talked about a strength coach. Having a screw loose you might remember that that might be required for this. Pick right or at least a coach with a screw lose yes to just decide that. This is a good way to motivate players. Are you easily motivated person at the jeff. I don't think the g._m. I don't i don't. I think that this would do it for me personally right but maybe it works for somebody i we're going to see in. We're gonna sit around and it's going to be weird and i want to see the clips. I never really showed the clips. I wanna see the clips looping and looping looping and they never showed the clips. It's always just a talking point now. They don't so why don't we just show the first three picks jehovah's review okay okay and why don't we bring up an expert because we don't know what we're doing. Obviously why don't we bring up our friend who writes who is part of the grand or college football universities bursaries for vox dot com she used to be every day should be saturday liz gentleman gene coast in the general mike we figure out how are we all standing. Are we all sitting. What do we do. We have a mini field that runs the place. I got ta so yeah there. Okay you can hear me okay. What's up jane. It's gone on tie. This is the d._c. Which means we have to bring in politics. It's anyone told you that you kinda like peak booted. Everybody in time. Stick around ties got some plan. I'm announcing my presidential run. After the show yeah it's uncanny also volunteers to compare college the football things to political things it helped which seems hunting and i don't know it's more insulting to honestly this is what you choose. It's great because sometimes sometimes. I'm like no no no. You have to remember that college. Football is a game and politics should not be a game like remember that one time time when like politics serious and college football was fun and everything became not. I didn't like that so it's great to have you on this big college football stage. I don't know how often that'll happen for michigan for your so. I'm having you make it happen for you. Don't don't make me married to this family. We talk about michael dyer all daily can't yes we turn down say all right round of applause was he downed the whole the whole place always agrees days. Why don't we why don't we take a look at this and as you can be art mel kiper todd mcshay. How would you analyze the the value that we have early on well. I think that let's be real here. I think that the use of the term swag is going to get down a lot of points. I agree because no one knows what it is. Which is why you're going to hear like. Lee corso talking about like this person as a lot of swag that you're ah yes. It's not bad i mean basically i'll drive him off but for transfer portal goes and you get to complain about the use yes no one can explain again league or or use you you you just wondering and then again off see this motivation which means they'll just keep bringing up things. I don't wanna think about that. I don't acknowledge having happens us us and that will be personally painful to me so i think dan's roster looks pretty good right. Do you like to say anything about my yeah. I mean we're friends sue to jane. I do think the tiny field donald is going to be great especially because it's like the best thing about fox's lineup is that it's clearly people who. I think that they should still be playing apart so reggie. Bush is like no no no snap it to me. We'll do this right here and now and everybody's like no no. Oh no. It's over. I'm so sorry that's the actual last segment on the show. It's over edgy. It's over time yeah. It's time just sent. Send it home. It's over so that's going to get them points. What else do you have <hes> oh. This looks good tie. The mike lock sleeping thing is gonna be great especially for the extremely d._m._v. related. The regrettable thing is that maryland football has fan so right there. It's always fun when you play maryland in something that isn't basketball because then you just bring yourself to maryland in your everyone just great man michigan game. I can get you on the metro any we'll have to remember for that. One down four maryland people are going to be referring to them as an a._c._c. Up and comer and twenty twenty-eight ports are okay so yeah i i'd i got. I think i'm stronger here. I do like the sweat swagger. Swagger culture can even say that. I feel good about what i have coming up. Okay do feel good about era finisher. Okay now you have mia had yet early head. You ended early. There's still time for you to get scored on a bunch because you don't have any defensive line. Speak of it's true now tough but fair. You hired brady hoke. I'm sorry it got was we agreed to never ever. Hey you started the latest settlement. Jane coast call her treasure her. I need a towel so who is up to pick so. I think you're up against the off season looping taylor so i have selected unusual major. If you can't fully see the screen it's the yukon on puppet arts complex and this doesn't happen often sometimes during a stanford game it does have it does happen during the saints game but it's usually sociology english business something like that business administration studies. General studies sure sometimes you'll see. Let's assume dan orlovsky at uconn. A puppet arts major stanford had andrew luck as an architecture major and the people freaked out that it deviated this much from a normal major that the thing that hurts me though i will say that tom hammond is not calling games or baby for notre dame and n._b._c. Tom age ever met a slightly different major that he didn't wanna talk fifteen minutes yeah. That was his calling cart art. It was it was sad to see him. Go and i'm certain wonderful for you but it was sad for me to see him go because he was ridiculous. Some other interesting majors discovered in our laborious. Whatever our isa a arizona has a race track industry degree. Mississippi state has a floral management degree great app state a fermentation science degree. Ah elliott u._n._l._v. entertainment engineering since the thing that's a bummer is i think at texas a._m. It's only a meat certificate. You you get which would be great on. The graphic that like speedy oil has a meat certificate and i also want to say georgia has a poultry sciences would make sense ball state has a popular ultra degree which sounds like a hell of a lot of fun right great job is that where jason whitlock <hes> and the only other one i have here that amused me was duke has canadian studies. Yeah it's fine. It's it's fine. What some s._c._t._v. usual canadian studies duke a._c._c. where acceptable all right i. I think it's it's not going to pay dividends but when it does no cash. I like it all right. I need to make sure that i'm sitting down at least for moment before i have to stand up and do a demonstration ladies and gentlemen. Let's talk a little bit about late game james franklin yeah are there penn staters here all right creative god clock it all counts so james franklin in his tenure at penn state is fifteen gene and thirteen in games decided by one score that is not the worst in the big ten now by any stretch. It's actually the pac ten continue the the problem is that he's three and twelve versus ohio state michigan and michigan state <hes>. That's an issue yep. James franklin is sort of known at this point among many penn state fans and some college football fans who you know what happened to pay attention at the wrong time for just kinda overthinking like i had a moment on our show years ago where i was doing an ad read for blue apron and the word was globe tomato l. o. b. o. Are you comparing james franklin to somebody who might not be able to read and the problem was i ever thought aww yeah because i'm always like i feel. I feel a bit overwhelmed by noodles. Yeah and i decided instead that the proper pronunciation was globais the bay and he failed. It's how you did a great job and you know i just. I never really lived that one down. I kinda got the hips when it came to pronouncing the word gloat. We got emails asking if that was a that was not a bit no aw and so here we are with james franklin where at the end of a game it seems rather obvious to many of us watching at home what should occur but instead. He's playing the citrus bowl. He's got three timeouts left and decides that he'd like to take all of them home with him. In the off season other very questionable decisions so we went back we actually review the tape and if i could do a demonstration also there are two stages of late game james franklin that i'd like a safety demonstration. This is like a safety demonstration so the first this this is how you know this is this is when she's getting real right. We kind of have to cross arms. Look like the up about staring longingly up at the scoreboard and maybe back it is assistant assistant coaches with some of the other players. He sings signs and cosigns. He's trying to figure out yeah but then when he goes all so this all in the hands hit the hips when the hands hit the hips that is defcon one and that is what you need to worry if you're a penn state fan about out lake game james franklin losing again to a big a big team like ohio state michigan michigan state. Yeah i think or kentucky let's just for easy pete long debate. It's all i have to say about that. Okay you will get points but penn state's can be pretty good so it probably won't happen often right but again. It's like an unusual major when it does it. Does it will happen twice this year. We're going to get over two and a half late-game james situations throughout the course of the plymouth thank you i'm serious. I went back and look they hit. Hold the hip halt all right the pick 'n <music> this is also my pick. Yes and i decided to go with the crowd favourite. Let's talk a little bit about post game handshake tension yeah. It's a conversation we need to have. It's mostly about michigan now we did. We did again a fair about research on this and you're right jim. Harbaugh's didn't a lot of these situations evolves. It's like forrest gump finding himself at different points history background. Who did he run after jew schwartz. Yes he ran now. Jake sorts ran after him. Oh that's right there. That was ugly. You have the p. carol thing. What's what's your deal real jerk store comeback. I'm out one. What's your deal and he ran away from dan mullen in the peach bowl which didn't happen. Jane gain did not happen but like we had gary. Patterson are riles. They were very upset at each other. We have these these tense moments. You have printed out a list list of coaches that you think run the hottest right now better most likely to be involved. I was saying we get four or five of these guys. Okay all right so just give a round of applause. If you think this guy runs hot enough to conjure up some sort of tension manufacturer tension because like a penalty or tom herman tom herman has a lot of passive aggressiveness in him. We don't always see as opposed to gus malzahn who just berries air. Put the ned flanders before yes. The episode of the simpsons head flanders kept bearing in game. That's what we know tom. Government doesn't have aggressive aggressiveness aggressiveness because we saw him tried to demolish a logger and it didn't go no it didn't go. I think tom hermit is a candidate for this. I think p._j. Fleck has a real opportunity. Jay black high motor out say hi motor row the boat trying to build minnesota up into something could be tricky team in two thousand nine hundred ninety tot a little tight yeah little yeah he's got the huge news thing is gigantic but he seems like the kind of guy who might take something the wrong way the side that he's just going to pull a buddy ryan runs straight straight to the tunnel yup who else here herm edwards wildcard wildcard. They're not they're not super enjoyed. It seems as herm edwards being running hot because he he wants to talk yeah. Herm edwards wants to talk. He wants to get to the core find out about the person he's a catholic as we were told when he learned that arizona state sun devils say that will digest. He wants to talk it it out. We'll must jim stamp. I think is yeah. He's thought about this rip off his shirt. At the middle of field yeah no doors ron's the next one on that chart the problem with that he's going to get really upset when he gets upset said he starts warbling garbling and the other coaches are going to know how to refine the other coach will leave because he's afraid of or zero yeah. It'll be like a passive <hes> mhm handshakes yup postgame handshake tension. What is the what are the options though if you are up you're clearly upset each other. Somebody's running up the score and calling a timeout to put in another to score again. Whatever the what are your options. If you are reading each other you can run away. That's the full buddy ryan you can get into into each other's faces but you're not going to be able to articulate everything because it's real quick and separate right so it's going to be a lot of like fuck. Fuck me fuck you. It's going to be a lot of that because because we're talking about coaches and that's as far as it goes generally or you're gonna get. What's your deal and jim harbaugh lightning on his feet. What's your deal. There are limited options but i think those are good and don't forget on the f._c._c. eslava. We still have bow pollini just reading. They eat ever the free agent in this category. Yes always willing to perform yeah. I think we're gonna get a couple when it hits. It hits all right where we go next year again all all right just so we've had we've had a couple of pretty big hires coaches who are coordinators and the s._e._c. You go other places. Oregon colorado been sort of the more recent ones. There's something about an s._e._c. mentality at an s._e._c. school again. It's like swag. What's an s._e._c. mentality. Nobody knows it's generally really good players more than the other teams seems as far as i can tell though eugene's not going to have an s._e._c. mental. I've been there boulders. Not gonna have an s._e._c. mentality. I've been there and s._e._c. Easy mentality involves railroading referee who calls your basketball game not great and ruining his life and business tailgating on on train tracks tailgating next to a nuclear power plants hearing that your coach has a thirty six million dollar buyout and saying all right. What's what's when you get mad. You paint a rock. That's a real thing at tennessee lane kiffin leads. We're gonna show him pena rock. I just don't see these things happening. Tie who want to kill a bunch of trees yeah. They killed trees. I know poor canidu- at sorry roll tide they yell roll tide like it's world star. It makes no sense at any point. I just don't see it happening the s._e._c. mentality anywhere else. This is a very close cousin but another name name another item we had in our list. Coach comes in and wants to be more physical. Yes not want to be a little more physical right like it. Just it always this happens. We had one a couple years ago. New defensive coordinator wants to approach the game with the more attacking aggressive. These are all kind of in the same genus this generally speaking yeah so. I like this one a lot. I think you're i think you're in line for some points here. I think i'm feeling very good about this. Are we ready for. This is my pick once again. This is again your ah yes rounds out my ross the pizzazz is your last pick a big. One miles is one of five coaches who has won a national championship. Take if at any point anybody says this and the other a person in the broadcast booth doesn't start with a sentence with okay okay but then they should should be fired on the spot. Less miles has won a national championship. He's one of five who won the national championship so it's jimbo obviously the first person you think of college football aw championship head coach obviously nick sabin dabo sweeney. The fifth is tricky somewhat say dog new tricks. Somebody'll dog new tricks. It's mac brown. Brown is the fifth which is same. We're in such bad place as a sport that mack brown less miles are in an impressive group of people what i like about this one is that again announcers have a lot of time to kill when they're up there in the booth yeah and somebody like this team is going to have to kansas games this this year no disrespect to the one kansas fan listened to email and he was very angry about our preview. Yeah sorry about that dude really sorry. He really anti and i quote. Why didn't you talk about kansas kansas having the best secondary in the big twelve kansas yes and i looked it up. Kansas had the words secondary in the big twelve so if you're wondering if college football is uncurable disease and we got an email from a kansas fan asking why we weren't more optimistic about k. but what i like about this is because announcers gonna find himself often some black hole the pregnant pause flutie thing yeah and he's going to start talking about how you know less miles coming to war. It's gives instant credibility to kansas football team program that has lost. I'm not kidding ninety games eight years. That's that is three times. The amount that urban meyer has lost in his entire collegiate coaching career eight years nine or more losses every year since two thousand ten. I know everybody's like everyone's hearing this with virgin ears. I love it but they've been really bad for talk over the roadside zyppah so the thing with kansas is to you if you were going to subscribe to the mouth glad well ten thousand hours rule in kansas or is it rutgers who who's closer to becoming a losing expert. I feel like it's rutgers. It asa rutgers yeah. The lows have been lower. I feel like it's been right. It's gotta be rucker rutgers so congratulations kansas. We're not ruckus. I the other thing. I like about this. Is you know win or lose. It's like the old winner lose. We came for the boost thing without like this is this could represent less blaze as of glory right. It's probably swansong. This is probably not a long term thing kansas. If nothing else there'll be at least a couple of interesting things that fall out of the jayhawks the hawks football program this year and that's okay. That's he asked okay. It's college football fans. I enjoyed that was really enthusiastic about getting back into coaching interviewed at a couple of group of five schools. The reports were it didn't go super well. We're not hiring. Kansas stands up and says how what okay that's less smiles in kansas right now all right our last pick of the evening. I won't have a serious discussion in here for pregnant. Pause i wanna talk about midfield logo desecration the michigan centric. I love it aw i sell it. I'm just doing it for the side of the yeah so there was an issue a moment in issue. Whatever where devon bush from michigan this take back the side of takes matters into his own hands spanned go on out and just take his he'll his big old a boot to the michigan state spartan logo at midfield yeah. We watched the video backstage about eight times. It kind of never gets old at one point. His his is earphones fall off and doesn't stop him. No no then he decides like acacia ready to go. <hes> coaches have to hold him back like he was fired up for that game against little brother. Yes there was also a situation with baker. Mayfield <hes> mhm baker mayfield baker mayfield decided that he was going to have some fun with the midfield logo yup our issue with this and you brought up a very good the point <hes> there are a lot of schools now that just have field turf yeah it's more difficult and so if you want to go out there and destroy the midfield logo like you really really gotta want it. You have to try you will really hurt the turf in this game and the good the good part of this story. Michigan state does not have field turf. They have natural troll grass and we looked it up. Michigan state has an award winning field like the turf associated shoe years running folks. They are one of four schools in america. That has one turf of your twice. That's what devin bush did to it. He treated it like the spotted owl in dumb and dumber these beautiful pristine award winning turf debit bush desecrated not unlike what baker mayfield did with the flag ohio state so. I don't know if this is going to happen. Half the stuff on here probably won't have right but what it does. I want to be the one waiting for it to fall at the back of a truck so there you go all right. Let's see what we got here. It's their final. These are good teams. These are solid teams so go through your roster real quick. I've got you have trip. Where does the truth. I'm workshop trevor lawrence as the already the first pick twenty twenty one n._f._l. Draft tiny field demos which i love. Mike loxley does the d._m._v. I'm so jealous tiny field demos let it be known. Does that say near ear win jim. Jim james franklin yeah again. The penn state is digging it head shake aches snubbing and midfield desecration yeah and yours turn all the way around okay so we've got the secretary of swag culture manny diaz. That's a mouthful. We've got transferred portal gir- we've got offseason motivation unusual major the s._e._c. mentality or evan let smiles silence is elite with a giant astronauts and then the asterisk underneath it says and so we have yet another todd mcshay mel taper in the audience so from n._b._c. sports network. Please welcome tim murray. He's all dressed up. Folks swearing finest flip flops on okay so we have complete rosters that need evaluation you can watched him on. It's the daily line daily line. Yes you show yeah. He's sort of looks like scott van pelt right now i air yeah. They're brady great and a lot less money yeah so if you're betting you do show called the daily line i do if you're betting on any of these to occur more frequently lee then and if the others which one are you picking for to say this tie. Did you know that mike locks these new coaches former damalf the head coach whoa d._m._v. z. m._v._p. Yeah definitely mentioned in maryland howard when it's thirty five howard is going to be that bit again taylor. I'm sorry hurt taylor's left. We don't know where gone i can. I make a caveat can i can i can i better your number one overall picture whoa so how many times on f s one or e._s._p._n. Are they going to say should tyler trevor lawrence. Sit out next year that needs to be added if that counts and you win accounts yeah then you win the off season because what happens inevitably wants the n._f._l. Types get their claws on term. Yudo trevor lawrence of you number one would have been last year it. It becomes that age old argument because we've seen it happen with guys sitting out bowl games like the saquon barkley really wanna risk injury that sort of thing. He's another year. Journal turns has two years left though it would be masterful. If we heard this year i should just quit now and just like go n._f._l. Europe is that still a big serena football in miami as people know miami has great sport contingent sure and i'm listening to dolphin fans and they're like well you know trevor lawrence those open and i don't know whether or not to interject into people's barroom conversation coletta's leaned over and go he's got two years village of he's got to go to college or to lean back in there like damn sorry golfing fan otherwise otherwise otherwise with nick right nice lebron apologists yeah bill snyder's apology has retired so the transfer for portal girl goes yeah it does a little bit but pat fitzgerald came through in the clutch true yeah smartphones or you guys just don't have fans <hes> <hes> the less is elite is tremendous thing i will give that today f- i want to give it to the tiny field demo. Can we also add in how many times reggie bush and matt liner. We'll talk to brady quinn about oh. Five notre dame you it will happen all the show like i always feel like as a notre dame college football notre dame fan. I always feel like there's like an unspoken tension there. It's very weird for me to watch all of those guys on the same field interacting and acting friendly old build field because it just seems like they should be sworn enemies. There should be a after there was that i was there too long. Yeah thank you aw i do wanna know. Dan is the arizona forty four fifteen win playing in oregon's locker room right now for officers and moda yeah you lost arizona twenty nine point say lose. The notre dame fans out. There does tie concedes too much. You need to fight back with the notre. Dame aimed jabs yeah they. They lost to arizona by more points. A notre dame lost at clemson remember that this is true for the fifteen and the tape it was her through it wasn't great. It wasn't great. Let's just review notre dame playoff touchdown. What's top three top pours top five. Let's what the hell for jarrow or he went to the playoff to touch okay. Can you have any other i i would give. It's okay notre. Dame is sub helfferich it happens. We didn't lose arizona twenty nine now. I would give a slight lean to dan's last the less miles because you know every game when kansas down by thirty five. Oh my god you know he wanted. He has a rinky whereas the and who's the rapper. He got to come to spring fester. Whatever game yeah yeah. It was snoop snoop yeah so you got that no it it was it was a more recent bra. That's f. i was i was i was desperately trying to find a way to talk about all the makeup he wore in that capital happen one commercial but my favorite and it's going to give you an early lead was the weather demonstration because you know for the first three week. You're picking texas. That's going to give a massively the and then you never go back to weather no late september. Don't do the rest of the this is an early lead. I'll take the early lead lead so show of applause. If you're on ties team roster wise. They really have that goal. They lay down sustained yeah all right. If you're on my team i got either but i give it to. You mega taylor. Oh the trevor lawrence if it includes the sitting out a year. That's a whole off season of a lot a lot. It's just it's it's just a season. It's just the i have. I have very bad tendency of picking things two years before they happen. I did the mike gundy hair thing who like before he grew the bullet. How how could i possibly know he was like really going to grow a bullet. Yeah drew a frigging mullet yeah a year after i picked the hair thing and i was kicking myself for so what are you still ahead on here. It could be the trevor lawrence tra- lawrence trevor. That's just going to be all out trevor lawrence. It said if mike loxley ends up you know maybe surprising a few uteem's this year at maryland they say surprisingly grows hair that would be great out being points for that you do but if that ends up happening right that's. It's something that i could see a higher potential. There's a little more consistency with mine. I like it okay so ladies. Gentlemen tim murray slash flies mel kiper class taught so those are the show's not over though doc so so there. You have it dallas d._c. Sellout crowd in both spots. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us live and to all of you listening at home. The college football season is finally here and we are excited to share it with you until next time. Stay solid.

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And they're going to be a better competition for the rackets in round two. As far as the warriors, go. I, I mean, the warriors are major wildcard, big that I could see them going dominating and winning their third NBA title in four years. I could see them losing to the New Orleans pelicans in the second riot. It's gonna take miraculously effort, despite the talent that Anthony Davis is for both state to fall this early. I it's pretty ordained. They were going to get used to Golden State in the Western Conference finals. I don't know that anything is sentenced stone in the east other than putting one through floor into the next round. I don't know that we get Rafter Celtics. I don't know that we get gap Celtics in the conference finals. There's a little bit more variable there than there is in the last word is going to be used in and it's going to be Golden State, and we're going to be back on the other side. And we will talk some major league baseball 'cause plenty going on. On there. 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Major league baseball. Welcome back to sports overnight. America, everyone on Jeff, rich and insensitivity. It was the reds ten in the Braves four years. He's all over the twins. Gregorious goes for the grand slam Stanton puts one out and the Yankees, take care of the twins, fourteen to one in the prox- the Indians, getting early one from yonder Alonzo, and they defeat. The Orioles, two to one, Kevin Kaos men with the seasons first macula dinning that Saad nine pitches. Nine strikes three outs and it's done for the first time by again Baltimore's. Kenneth got a Kevin Ghazvin the athletics nine the Rangers four in Arlington. The angels point the Astros in Houston two to nothing. White Sox ten Mariners four. On the south side dodgers beat the Marlins to one at home Padres go into Colorado. And they beat the Rockies. Thirteen to five Rockies coming off of a series of gets helps relieve dropped to three and it was the giants four in the nationals to in front of an empty. Facility there at AT and T park with the team wins nonetheless. And I welcome your phone calls. I welcome your opinions. One eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine. And with that being said, let's throw it up to Kenneth Texas, can it? Thank you for your call. What's on your mind, saving, I I'm, I'm a first time caller, and I appreciate very much taking my call. Appreciate avenue. I'm a couple of questions in regards to my Texan. One. What do you see is being a position of need to head into the trough and to hardy you assess their schedule? Well, the schedule always stinks because they get to send them to they, they send them to Foxborough, pretty much every September since Bill Ryan gotten there as far as needed in the draft. I think that you don't Houston's got us support that front four with secondary help and, you know, the more weapons, you can give a young quarterback like Shawn Watson, the better off you're going to be. In in my opinion. When I looked at the schedule I came across three games that are going to be very interesting to see. Well games. With those kind of I would say week one egg, New England. It's like. They never won there. We have a concert in state liable, Dallas. And then we sixteen when they face off with the defendant champs in Philly. Those are big games, I think, but, you know, I think we'll types they play Jacksonville when you're looking at a team that kinda came out of nowhere to go all the way to the AFC championship and to kind of take that division that AFC south division by storm in the division that Indianapolis was supposed to have a thing to say about it, but the can't get agile luck on the field. Tennessee's got the quarterback answer? But and they did go to the postseason a year ago. But how much of a threat are they really I like Jacksonville as Houston's biggest threat going forward? But that state championship game I might not be able to understand it as well as you do and your counterparts in North Texas who you know, roof that team that wears star other helmets. That's got to be of a much bigger magnitude when you're part of it when you're within the state of Texas, especially with Houston cata coming along and was a two thousand to two thousand three and that they they expanded into the league. At tried to themselves on the map into it wants to thousand two they open. They open their franchise with a home victory over those Cowboys didn't they. Yeah. With a nineteen to ten if I'm not mistaken. It was a touchdown pass from David Carr to a Billy Miller. They're all there. There's, there's a lot of names of Texans pass that are quickly forgotten from those early years. But I would say the last thing on the last five or six years of Houston, Texas football is the best that they've delivered in the August fifteen sixteen years that they've been there. Now. Yeah. The mole game that really far Texas test. I would say the first playoff win against Cincinnati. Right. Right. You know does he like the same team? So, you know, Houston, Indianapolis Kansas City in Cincinnati are kinda always involved with that. I wild card weekend. Eat a lot of that could be attributed to the fact that, you know, the two teams that get the buy in the AFC would be the patriots and the Steelers. So you're, you're going to have a lot of teams from the AFC south and from the AFC west trying to get into that second weekend via wild card weekend. And before I go, I wanted to give my condolences to everyone that was affected by the passing of wrestling, likened Burma summer camp. And I know he passed away just recently. Right. A lot doubts. You know, perhaps a little bit overshadowed by the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush, but. His image to that as well. Yeah. So to say, you know, yet Earl Bruce passing away. I get somebody out of Hollywood site at thanks, your sentiments were certainly appreciated your calls appreciated. You got anything else on your mind before I move on Kenneth. You can go ahead and move on. I appreciate you. Taking my call. I'll go ahead and let you go to that. We other thinking, all right. Kenneth appreciate you. I have another caller is on your mind, and if they're already together callers out there. One eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine was going to talk a little bit of major league baseball, this segment got to check out a couple of you went to my first games in person over the weekend to get quick, little Tournant burn flight up to, to Denver and watch the cubs play the Rockies a couple of times, and you'll more so than the baseball that was going on. You have playoff hockey going on around the corner. I know that they gotta be excited about the draft which isn't a. A common occurrence in Denver. But obviously you've John one piece Bill with your defense there in Denver, warning you gonna do to make sure that the offense could score points to make that defense going out there and deal Boston ads make it worth their while. But in Colorado, you know, it it was more about the calendar than it was. What was going on? April twentieth on Friday, and, and never have I seen a city. So excited for it to be particular day of the year beyond it being merry Christmas. It was is happy for twenty and you know, always like with that drifting chant at the end some things are legal in Colorado, that are legal and a lot of other places. So maybe that explains a tune a certain extent, very, you know, very interesting. It was like being back in the mid west for me. And Denver is a nice little transition city for Midwesterners apparently for fans of the Chicago Cubs because there were a lot more of them out there than there were people pulling for the Colorado Rockies over the weekend. And, you know, the Rockies you'll that they hang their two thousand seven nationally penance with pride there, but it's been some lean year. Ears. They wanted Don in the wildcard route a year ago. Yes, years, that I've acce. They dropped to three to the cubs went five three on Saturday. But the, the other two games were well Friday, that was a drubbing Sunday was very interesting ended on a caught stealing at home plate of, of all things in a nine seven gave so not exactly a blow out there put not exactly a game that the Colorado Rockies faithful turned out for one more cubs fans again that Rockies fans in the house, a little chippiness going on on the field. You know from the nose leaves. I don't think that I caught chili Davis. The cubs headed coach being tossed out of the game. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo were hit with pitches when these teams reconvene, and we thought at least one of these games would be cancelled and Denver do the weather over the weekend, but prison. 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The fuck in fourth can't after birds back export couldn't get the fuck out of his aides passed, but the. Why abroad St. left to the side of the goal has? Ovechkin. Wilson, what's. The high slot off to the outside. They send it back to work. His skin. He along with tell them Wilson in front and watching with seven ten length, second to now back to sports overnight, America, with Jeff rich people. We are back just a couple of finals to get in the national ocu- league from Monday night. It was Toronto. Three Boston, one up in Toronto. So that one's going to go back to Boston for game seven no game. Seven necessary in the other Eastern Conference game that we saw on Monday night in Columbus. It was the hometown blue jackets once again, failing to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs something that they have done every time they've made the playoffs, they have been one and done. And this is offering opportunity. There eleventh shot at the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. And would you believe that just one of the first ten occasions, the Washington Capitals managed to get past the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey and we're gonna get another chance to sit and we'll see who ends up who its plan for the? Eastern Conference in the NHL one up seeing who plays for the Western Conference in the NHL, but seven of the final eight spots are spoken for you'll have the predators. And the jets in one of your Western Conference semi-finals on the other side, you'll get Vegas and San Jose Vert regional match up or regional than you're gonna get with Winnipeg and Nashville, how whatever we got rid of Colorado, we got rid of the Minnesota while we got rid of the Los Angeles Kings. And we got rid of the other Lossiemouth team, sort of the Anaheim ducks so sharks night's second round everybody is getting into the nights that series. Everybody likes a good story. I'm told that supposed to bring this to air to say that the historical cop for Vegas does not existence for TSE have to go almost. Political almost war with this whole thing aid. I would look at the Las Vegas Golden Knights as the United States of America. Late yet that was late to the game on a last to arrive at the table, but just showed up it started dominating. And that is exactly how I would describe the Las Vegas Golden Knights in their unawed real season in the National Hockey League. They might just be the best. We gone from thirty to thirty one and added one that was better than the existing thirty about that. I mean think about how long it's take it the Thrashers slash jets franchise to grow into a competitive feet ran assigned dusted offline right after he won the Stanley Cup of Chicago twenty tack. And this is probably one of their better teams Nashville not to be forgotten about. Advanced to the finals a year ago. They gave Pittsburgh better shot that we saw from San Jose, the year before a team that we saw because we, we've been seeing Pittsford you're not getting into the Stanley Cup final and a team that is every bit as good as their record every bit as good as their number one seating. They took down the New Jersey Devils in the opening round. They wait for the winner of game seven between Boston and Toronto and. Toronto replay house money. If the that point Boston, it will be written up as a huge disappointment thing. They Columbus the way that they started yields going to be looked at as disappointing but not, not quite a level that we would say goodbye to the Boston Bruins, if they do not advanced lay the Camby lady in the next round. Catch pads van in peds are gonna be favored. I don't have. I don't have anything scientific other than I just think that it's time for Washington to you. Don't go get off the pot quite frankly. You're doing anything Alexander Ovechkin you gotta do it now. Should do it soon. And then, you know, Nashville Vegas. That would be my preferred matchup. You know, I'd be rooting for Toronto in the east even though the capture might pick it'd be for Toronto than get past Boston. 'cause they got a whole different challenge Tampa Bay. I don't think that it's doable. There's a better chance at Washington upsets the penguins that are upset. It's just a mental upset at this point. That Gerardo upsetting Tampa Bay Boston Tampa Bay big good series but it could camp in that one too. So I've got Tampa Bay. Now, if they get the caps, I think that they would feel a huge favors been done their way. But if they had getting, you know, they ended up getting fence. I did the Pence af, again, the psychological Vange pets have a psychological advantage all the way to the Stanley Cup final then just think it depends on who you play and maybe eight maybe. Florida would be as taken by the chances of matchup of this former team. I think the flurry would be the X factor there, the one that you probably trust the least to have that fire. That's what gets back to the final. I like their chance. I think that they that they can learn from their stakes from a year ago yet. Spitzberg. Facing your face the same goal because they play for you that much in the in the final year ago. Other than that. I mean I don't really care. What happens to the jets the sharks? Vitals. They that little less sight, stories March in the Catholics playoffs that. There will be a cool exciting thing for about four minutes, and you're gonna get sick of it, and you're gonna get sick of it really fast because you don't only Saturday live does a worse job of than ESPN is being dead horse. And I feel that. Yes. PF would most definitely wrote it even though pract, he's not their primary covers there. I don't know their, their potential rematches. There's two potential rematch. Is that both Volk? It's berg. The jets would be something new and exciting. The press would be something new and exciting Vegas, regardless. They play bass run Vegas runners intriguing finals that Washington, where to get their play Vegas. I think it'd be really fifty fifty. I think that the capitals to be the Washington generals. And I gotta tell you, you know, when you expect something in that market, the exact opposite thing will have the nets to run away with things that's in the show up. Expect the Redskins to be really great with Robert krypton third Kirk cousins your insurance policy is the better answer and at the first real opportunity to move on from him. Exactly the Redskins of up to. You'll bullets the bullets lash reserves. I used phone with the names. I like still refer to lizards the bullets I referred to the Los Angeles chargers the California. Chargers. I don't know what else I liked just to do things that stick out. I don't even have any colorful nicknames for the Baltimore football team. And if west hands, you know any. Any idea go put chargers fads raiders fans. Chiefs, fads, you know, we all have our your affectionate nave that team that plays in Colorado on the Don goes. And I'm sure you know, the chefs I'm not sure what the charges are all charges were at the time of day way, you know, you talk about how much blood feud there is much surival Ravel's across the rest of that vision. Yeah. For the called the bolts, but. You know, there's gotta be some something about, like power outages that, that, that applies to that football team. 'cause a few moments with Artie shot in Amer. Maybe Dan Fouts to back in his time. But that that's that's been a franchise that hasn't done very much anything city that has done very much anything. Stand up freeze was the quarterback for the San Diego Chargers. They got drilled by Montana by Montana's under study in the Super Bowl and I that under study was Steve Young a spec made in the game. But you're talking, I mean you're talking about. I believe a sweep against the Detroit Tigers in nineteen Eighty-four have Padres ever wanna World Series game because I believe they were swept by Detroit in eighty four and then, again by the Yankees in nineteen ninety eight. So, you know that that's talent. It's this really done. What nothing I think that the chargers like an AFL championship. Do we count those count those on the same hand that we count our? Raw ABA and. Oh, what other kind of marginalized championships are out there? Pacific coast Jampy ships. I there at the same level. Yeah. You could, you know, you could throw that back to my face, and you can marginalize the Cleveland Browns, you know that have eight league titles. But four of them came before the jumped over to the NFL, because they played this all American Football Conference from nineteen forty six to nineteen forty nine where they were by the way, the only champions of that league or that, that conference, you know, for the length of its existence other are some lesser leagues and that's you know, I don't take as much exception to these Japanese players coming over from inferior leaks by the fact that they plead to an older age in that highest level, professional ball overseas. You know, we don't we don't take it away from the, the European players come over after professional career sometimes before they're even eligible to be drafted to the NBA, because, you know, we don't have the work laws in Europe that we do in the United States where you basically, after being adult play professional sports outside of figure skating, golf tennis. So. Just feel. Crazy time sports calendar. By the way, you know, only two more wake ups three more week ups in. We haven't NFL draft. So we'll have a lot of questions answered. We know who's playing where but we don't know who's going to be necessarily on what teams from the college ranks going into the two thousand eighteen and FLC's. All right. We're gonna have a something. A little different in our two of this particular program, where talked about the, the best Denver sports I was up there did not go to the NHL playoff game that where we said, good night to the two thousand seventeen eighteen Colorado Avalanche. But definitely get a feel for the atmosphere. There will focus on Denver in our too. But until then we have one final segments wrap up the hour. My name's Jeff rich. This is sports overnight. America will be right back. The can. That other stick. Keach play on side long restored a flex. And. With the offense joined by Smith looking long. Russia. Long. Russia. You're listening to sports overnight. America. 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It's twenty twelve because, you know, inevitably what happened was once we determine that we need pay college athletes for the use of their likeness, we just decided not to make video game anymore, so nobody gains anything. In fact, the game community loses out on its college football games. Every year, I still enjoy playing the March madness twenty ten and that Blake Griffin. The Oklahoma player was on the cover of that game. If that does anything about how long ago that was, but we do have this this game coming out in twenty twenty. It's called gridiron greats in it's going to be fake college football teams, which is really what you were playing with when he had the video game that just had accurate numbers and rosters. And, you know, those ratings weren't like mad and where everybody, you know, every nook and cranny was uncovered, you know, we had college linemen that we didn't know anything about that fifty five on them for across ratings and, and be done with it. So it wasn't exact uses of lightness, and I think that the gaming community get shut out in college football, misses out on a great opportunity to market themselves to community of maybe fans would necessarily be fans without the video game. And they don't have video game in the video game that's coming is going to be very fake and. Only going to be a lot less fun. And that's exactly what the lay and the US circuit courts are all about giving us less fun. All right. Well, we'll be a lot lighter on the other side, we're talk some Denver. Colorado sports surprise Seattle. It supports out not college programs with sport town up there in the three three. Keep it close. Everyone back after the break. You're listening to the heartland newsfeed. Radio news newsfeed dot com. Public service daily newscast. For Tuesday, June eighteenth two thousand nineteen. I'm Eric take it off on our rundown today, Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a two thousand fifteen nuclear deal. We continue our coverage of report on child wellbeing, an education and a Jewish congregation in North Carolina returns to its synagogue after worshipping at a local church this and more coming up. Iran says it could exceed limits on uranium laid out in two thousand fifteen international nuclear deal by next week. The country's atomic energy organization, says Iran will have produced and stored the sort of enriched uranium typically used as fuel within ten days. Surpassing limits from the two thousand fifteen deal that President Trump pulled out of last year. Iran says it will continue to enrich uranium unless European nations held with the impact of tough US. Sanctions Trump has ordered another one thousand troops to the Middle East vowing that Iran will never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. The troop deployment comes just days after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of a mon-, which the Trump administration has blamed on Iran state side. We continue our coverage of a new report assessing child wellbeing across the US, Jin Stanley has this story from Massachusetts, which ranks at number one in the reports education domain, the new any Casey foundation kids count, data book says one hundred eighty two thousand children in the Commonwealth. Live in poverty MO, Massachusetts ranks high in education, results are inconsistent across the state for math and reading proficiency Reginald Williams at the Massachusetts budget and policy center says a child's zip code and other factors. Still affect academic success, and the state needs to work to address these issues. The leader an education education is necessarily quibble or low to moderate income children individuals from communities of color. And then I'll population next to a state that fears far worse in the Casey foundation's education assessment housing, affordability also a challenge for children in the Grand Canyon state overall will being children's Arizona ranks forty six among the fifty six up from forty fifth position in twenty eighteen Dana wolf day. Mark with the children's action alliance says, high housing costs are a bellwether of poverty, for many families housing affordability is a red flag, because it's an area where used to do a little bit better than the national average. And now a little bit worth kids that educational issues. Also created ups two for children. She says the state showed an increase to twenty two percent of high school students not graduating within four years compared with fifteen percent nationally. The US continued to improve AirAsia defect. So that was a great problem. And we still rank forty six than graduation rates, though, was Mark Richardson. Reporting almost a decade after the two thousand ten Deepwater Horizon. Spill government agencies are still spending millions of dollars to restore the Gulf of Mexico. The open ocean trustee. Implementation group is planning to spend about one hundred and thirty million dollars over the next seven years to study restore and manage deep sea habitat including coral communities in the Gulf, Sandra brook, a deep sea coral scientists with Florida State University says the project aims to restore damage habitat for fish seat, hurtles and other inhabitants of the oceans, middle and lured depth dense areas that conflict with any existing Sherie, but are extremely valuable in terms of conservation that those areas Opie protected. So if when whichever fishery is moving into the deep sea. We have those valuable areas protected public comment is being taken about the plan through the end of June on trauma gome 's to help. Protect the environment three Ohio communities have passed bans on single use plastic bags and some state legislators are now trying to keep them from going into effect. Mary, Sherman explains in two thousand eight orange village councilman Scott Bilski was among those in the Cleveland suburb, who supported legislation banning plastic shopping bags orange village became the first, Ohio community to successfully pass a plastic bag ban. Recently Hogue accounting in Bexley, Columbus suburb, pass similar bans, Bexley councilman, Richard Sharpe a self-declared conservative was the only dissenting vote in his city. We need to educate our children, make them woke in that it is their responsibility to take care of the issue. Not the government to tell people what to do. Other lawmakers say bag bands hurt small businesses by forcing the merchants to spend money on more expensive paper bag. Wchs. House Bill to forty two was introduced just before the cuyahoga county in Bexley bans were passed. It would prohibit local plastic bag bans or charging for plastic bags and could prevent the current bands from taking effect, and finally a Jewish congregation in Durham, North Carolina returns to synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at a local Presbyterian church last year. Members of trinity avenue Presbyterian church offered to house, the Beth El congregation while they're building underwent renovations the congregations work together to pack lunches for needy Durham school children, and co hosted a fall festival with proceeds that included a gift to a local, mosque, rabbi Daniel Graber of Beth, El synagogue says the experience was reaffirming in an era of American polarization one significant thing that happened while we were at trinity was the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh experiencing that as a synagogue. That was having its services in church was enormously powerful and meaningful. I'm not around on I'm Eric take it off with public news service. We are member and listener supported and online at public. New service dot org. In for another hour, sports overnight America, we're, we're at this hour to how to another four sports city in the world of North American sports where we tend to focus. Football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. And then some of the major college sports, but. The golf tennis, and all those other things, but we don't really think unless you've unless you're the state of Georgia, and you have Gusta unless you've got worry. Heintz. We don't really think of the places you know, unless you're a. Birthplace for most people athletes in your sport. And I don't think it even with the likes of Phil Mickelson being not from Arizona. But in Arizona state graduate, I do the show for you each and every Monday through Thursday, live from ten pm until midnight Pacific time, and we talked about anything and everything over under the sun came up in Cleveland, Ohio. So I focus on that angle. I can only give angle when it comes to the world of sports, but I believe that I have of noth- of a bird's eye view, that I'm not pigeonholed into my Cleveland corner, or my Phoenix quarter, Phoenix. It's two thousand one so I see a lot of Denver fans. They see a lot of Denver teams. I see a lot of would be to cardinals fans that still have their legion to the Denver Broncos. Tend to see a lot of. Broncos fans that were colts fans with manning, the decision to come over, and they missed out on the brilliant starts the career of Andrew what because they were focused on what was going on with their with their golden boy, paid man and coming out to the Denver Broncos, and it's funny how the quarterbacks ended up gravitating towards from, from the colts anyway, maybe not necessarily from Indianapolis, but eve, the Colorado Avalanche much more successful in Denver than they were in Quebec City. The Denver Nuggets scored a lot of points. They have won a whole lot of anything Colorado Rockies they've made some rugs, they've been to the postseason in major league baseball, but never really a threat at. We'll talk about that were threats. The teams that just came up short in the city, Denver, everyone, my name is Jeff and this is the best of Denver on sports overnight America, we'll be ready. It has been said that everyone has a book in them. But you have the time or the ability to write your book, maybe you picked up some skills, or head a life experience, that you want to pass on in the form of a book to help, others, maybe you wanna leave and autobiography for your family. Or maybe you built a successful business and you what is your, your story at Dorrance publishing company? We have professional writers, who can help turn your book idea into a Finnish main descript, quickly and affordably Dorrance ghostwriter can provide as much or as little help. 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You're listening to sports overnight America with Jeff rich. All right. Everybody. Welcome back talking some Denver Broncos hear on this best of Denver. Colorado sports edition of sports overnight America, John Elway a great part of the recently reach rich history of Denver football. You know, we tend to have this recency bias when we you've sports and we, you know. Base things on what we've seen what we've seen from the Denver Broncos over the last couple of seasons since Gary kubiak walked away from the game probably for health reasons and Vance Joseph took over the team starting with the twenty seventeen season. They've been a far cry from what they were when they want Super Bowl fifty first of all the quarterback position in Denver bay looked to figure that out with the two thousand eighteen NFL draft. But we will know much about that intil. They put the helmets and shoulder pads on they lock horns, the week after Labor Day coming up in September, but reshi coaches with the Broncos, of course, you have Vance Joseph, the former Colorado quarterback back in his home state. He's been a very defensive minded head coach whether misnomers than we get about former players becoming coaches. That they can only be successful coaching their own position or their own side of the football. That has been. It's okay that's very true. But when you look at good, head coaches in the NFL based on the position, they played the position that they dated, but their ability to actually lead and tire and fell football seem to, you know. You know, to some good places Denver is not had a shortage of Greg players come through their system, but it's only been recently in the last twenty years, or so we've seen this team become championship caliber, you know that they were chip game caliber for a long time, Craig Morton, went to a Super Bowl lost and before outweigh. One is fourth time out in the game. He was over three you know that tire orange crush air. Tom Jackson's the Carl Mecklenburg 's, the CME weiner's Steve Soules, the three amigos this, we're successful. I don't know how deep could go with late nineties championship era. Denver Bronco receivers. But rats bits that sticks out Shimin sharp one of if not the best tight end of all time. All right. That's that, that's that new Bronco. You know where they, you know, they're there. Uniforms, became a little more modern, they start wearing the balloon jerseys. The Brocco became the Bronco became more than just the horse flying out of the mile high stadium. You know that they got a new stadium in two thousand one. Of course they they want championships at mile high stadium. But they had to share it, you know, since nineteen Ninety-three with the Colorado Rockies, Colorado Rockies, by the way playing in their twenty fifth season in the National League West in major league baseball, ninety six they got the, the coming over from Quebec City. They were the Colorado Avalanche. And by the way, right out of the gate, the Colorado Avalanche the ninety four ninety five th Quebec Nordiques. They lost the quarterfinals. Five that ninety six they won the Stanley Cup coach different city different different name jersey laundry, changed a little bit that will Cal change. They they wanna Stanley Cup in ninety five ninety six they wanna Staley Cup two thousand and two thousand one. But the Denver Broncos were there for very long time. It was the Broncos the nuggets for the longest time he had it baseball, and yet at the National Hockey League in the nineties, but and even the Broncos worth a team that was were part of the. Deal. The, you know, the big faction in fact. Let's see they came over with the merger. So in sixty nine they were an AFL team. And in nineteen seventy the Denver Broncos. They went five eight and one in their first season in the National Football League led by head coach loose ape. All right. Loose save it read Miller for a couple of years while they were successful. The F were mentioned Craig Morton era. The Randy grads are. A lot about it. I just did live the era. Dan Reeves was that losing era? He did take team to the postseason. One two, three four five six seven eight nine occasions. Lost three Super Bowls loss to conference championship lost divisional round game blossom. Wildcard game after third place finish Nike Eighty-three that was always first year there, the at Steve Berg, I mentioned Craig Morton. After John Elway got a little rough yet. Bryan, greasy yet. Jake flopper yet. Jay Cutler yet. Kyle orton. Playoff game. With Tim Tibo, y'all want another superball with Pete manning. After Elway went to three manning went one and one as the quarterback in the Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos kid to finish out his career wasn't quite done when the goal ready move, because they lucked into a number one overall draft pick that ended up being such a sure thing. Andrew lock in any walk at least through the 2017 has been anything but a sure thing. Mike Shanahan was the head coach that finally won the Super Bowl for them. He had a backup quarterback as Dan Reeves neighbor, Gary kubiak, who was a successful head coach wanna Super Bowl with Peyton Manning. This is this is a sport. It a city that may not have been a football town, but it was forced to be above out, four Scher. By John Elway. As the Cleveland to this whole thing is that John Elway drove down the field. With about six minutes to go in the nineteen eighty seven AFC championship tie game. It gets the clue Browns team that had that be was ready to go play the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, but Denver all about heartbreak. They broke their own fans for a long time. But broke the hearts of the fans of the clue Brown's throughout the ladies and to the early nineties three championship games between the Browns three Super Bowl chips, should Super Bowl trips for the Denver Broncos. The net result of all that. All right. We're taking quick break here, the other side, we'll talk about Colorado Rockies. There were the postseason twenty seventeen they could get back there. Twenty eighteen overall the most successful of the expansion franchises. My name's Jeffords. This is sports overnight. America, we're talking Denver. We'll be right back. If I were going to have to win game one the old one game thing. Of all the quarterbacks every I would want Elway simply because in that game I would want to have a guy who was best well-grounded when the game but his arm or his legs, obviously Radi. The guy that when the game this legs Peyton way if you if you believe that that's part of your thinking. And this part of mine, I would want to win pain. I'm not sure I would say that I would think the career I would say that game I would want Elway and and and not Marino. And not not Rady not United. But I would. Elway inside of Rach myth to the right Elway's in the gun to date to his wife. Jumping around. They rushed for time for John now. Squeezes steps up with the pocket. What is that? Net. This is sports overnight. America, your host. Jeff rich. Hi, I'm Dr Robert Clapper. 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Schick swing ruling. Two. Thanks. Now to sports overnight America with Jeff rich. All right. Everybody welcome back and as we know the Colorado Rockies have never wished that World Series trophy. But. Rockies games good time downtown Denver. That whole Lodo area been there in a couple different occasions. Tennessee the cubs and the Diamondbacks games of interest in this particular household, but I would watch Colorado Rockies played the Los Angeles Dodgers random Tuesday night, or Monday night, or you know, whenever I would be able to catch them pulling each other. But the Rockies probably not the team that I'm gonna go out of my way to watch them play the Padres, by the way. But another one of those tough luck cities in the National League West put Phoenix there, too. I mean, it's, it's kind of like Los Angeles, San Francisco said to try to be the big bully on the block. When it comes to sports out west. You don't see ton of west coast championships. You've never seen the Seattle Mariners went World Series. You've seen the Seahawks just one time and recently at that the Portland Trail, Blazers, they were good when they had the law them, but that was a long time ago for the Sonics X, good one when they had a team number two, it was forty years ago at this point. So. You know, you don't get a lot of success on the west coast, outside of those big markets, Los Angeles. And San Francisco in San Francisco. The giants win three times since twenty ten you seen the sharks reach the Stanley Cup final that never quite got forty Niners had their, their fair share. If sports advice cope is over the last year seventy eight through twenty eighteen I think. I think the forty Niners the Montana teams Bill washed lead teams very dominant. They had a raw the giants had a rod though, the AS Roma's able to win one World Series with that. Bruce McGuire could Saco core. They still did get it done one time and the Oakland Raiders where the raiders been when they won their championships. That'll be tougher tougher history as you have to departures from the city of Oakland, one departure from the city of Los Angeles, but such as life for the, the bay area sports fan, Los Angeles sports fans, yet, you've got spoiled, rotten with the Lakers in the NFL for a long time, yet, USC football, Colorado, Denver. You have have all these division one football programs. You have the air force academy in Colorado Springs. You have the buffaloes out there boulder. You have Colorado state in at college. You don't really have anything Denver. You got a decent hockey program with you of d. There. The Panthers the crimson gold. So. It's very much. A professional sports town in as mention the, the four majors, the of the avalanche in the NHL, the of the Rockies major league baseball. They have the Broncos in the National Football League. And they have the Denver Nuggets the basketball floor. You know, I think that we are all stuck in an era of, when we think of the Denver Nuggets me think of those rainbow uniform so that Alex English war back in the day gain is probably the biggest name in history, whereas consistency. And what he was able to do as a member of the Denver Nuggets, some other players of note. Yeah, I got Essel in English David Thompson, there for a lifetime yet by route back Carmelo Anthony, one of the winters are concerned, one of the better players that they had. They had Cianci Billups with Carmelo Anthony, George. Carlgren the head coach of that team not too long ago. And I think that that was a pretty successful rod of Denver Nuggets basketball. Keep in mind, the NBA's not set up to give everybody a chance. You know, I said as a cavalier that knows that there's very little history that is worth writing about that involves the Cavaliers does not involve one six eight small forward from Saint Mary, high school in Akron, Ohio, fat, lever from state, he played for the Doug. It's a little while. Bobby Jones, kept me Matombo was a big part of, of the big upset in nineteen Ninety-four where the nuggets were an eight and they took down the SuperSonics, who the top seed believe that was George Karl supersonic seem, so George Karl couple ties here with the with the Denver Nuggets organization. We add. Losses and Dave roguish Marcus Camby their, their top twelve flares. According to basketball hyphen, reference dot com. Mike, all the current head coach that team and it's a team with promise. It's a team that, that almost ruined itself by putting together a package that included Gary Harris junior to bring carrier Ving that team. I think the Kyrie Irving makes the Denver Nuggets playoff team. But again, if you look at the situation in Boston, how much does Irving help the nuggets if they were able to make the postseason. And it's they were about a half win short, they'd beat Minnesota game of the season than they are. They're losing to the Houston Rockets, rather than the Minnesota Timberwolves in twenty eighteen previously coached by Brian shod and go well before that. It was George Carl George Carlin to step aside. He at the. The big c the cancer going on. So he stepped away for the team, but couple of fifty win seasons. Couple of road, fact, fifty thirty to fifty four twenty eight fifty three twenty nine fifty thirty two in twenty ten twenty seven but he did have the help of cardinal Anthony for quite a bit of that run. The nuggets in the past have been coached by Jeff Zelic. Dan? Isel bark dead. Tony. Bernie Bickerstaff again, Paul Westhead you had. Coach MO there for a while. But the nuggets really had a hard time establishing themselves off Western Conference that just tough over the last three decades. Denver just one of those also ran teams recent playoffs all under Carl. So you have to go back to twelve thirteen. They lost out in the first round for years to row under Carl Bilas, the Western Conference finals in oh, nine to the Lakers, that could have been fun because see karnal brunt final if we could have got Denver in Cleveland there. Instead, we got Los Angeles and Orlando there in that it up not being quite as fun. If you're the if you're hockey fanny, Colorado yet allowed to be excited about Nathan MacKinnon a great player right now. Van on their Denver terrible season a year ago finished with the worst record in the league go all the way for being worse to being making the playoffs. So. It was a lot easier. When you didn't that salary cap thing to worry about what you could put when you could cite Joe Sacic Peter Forsberg block. Okay. It's been a little more challenging of league for the avalanche again. They did the you know the did get back to the playoffs. Patrick law at exam grid. Motherhood example of great coaches necessary. Great players don't necessarily make drink coaches fifty two wins in his first season behind that avalanche bench thirteen fourteen. He would only last 'nother to seizes being let go after finishing thirty nine hundred ninety four in the fifteen sixteen Bednarz takes over. They have a twenty two win season in sixteen seventeen they went forty-three gays. Seventeen eighteen campaign you. Return to the postseason. It was short live the they ran into the defending Western Conference champs in the first round and after that, it wasn't. It was a particularly pretty okay? But there were things that losing to that national team Colorado. She was a lot of promise going forward. What promise the salary kept friendly team going forward. And it's a lot like major league baseball, these days, you know, if you're not a big market team, you get these guys soon as service type starts got to contribute. You got to win. Okay. The Colorado Rockies get into that a little bit in, in the next segment coming up here. But, you know, if I'm looking at Colorado, sports, I'm looking at that ver- sports, not about promise in the state. I'm just going to tell you that right now promise in the state when it comes to football. Okay. I think they'll what. What coach back is done with the football team sets. Take over for John. Every Colorado football is to be taken seriously, and all it's, it's better number of years. They were dominant the Pac twelve or the big twelve they've been in Pac twelve they've made very little boys. They went to a conference championship Kate of years ago with safe. Basically a four year starter Abba quarterback position. That's what you need. 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Hear about keying all pro sports beating a one it's not on heard of. It's about unprecedented. Of course. Few things are unprecedented in a day and age when you can have a sixteen knack off a one in the NCAA tournament. That's, that's not just a sixteen knocking off a one, that's like a sixty sixty one sixty two sixty three sixty four seater team or sixty fourth best team in the tournament beating maybe the best, but at least they top four team so little more likely to happen in hockey and basketball and especially major league baseball when we see wildcard teams we there are World Series champions that have that don't have as much as a division title. Their own as far as regular accolades are concerned, but it's all about winning that tournament at the end of the Colorado Rockies they've been in this tournament four times in their twenty four previous years of existence. And. It was kind of pretty thousand seven, you know, they kept their way through the division series and the league championship series division rival, Arizona. I believe they beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the opening round swept them out three games to non. They the Diamondbacks out for Abe said none. And then they rented a Boston Red Sox team that was just red hot coming off a comeback from being down three will and against the Cleveland Indians in the American League championship series in two thousand seven and Boston had veal because that was back when the star game counted and Boston home field and a lot of Red Sox fans, I recall trying to buy tickets to the games in Denver. Because Boston was just such a. Neil haystack trinity to get tickets. Course with technology websites being, they were in thousand seven Red Sox fans had problems with the Colorado Rockies website as far as buying tickets for that World Series. But whether they got into the ballpark's or not, you know, wanted to the Red Sox won at Fenway, and then three and four they took care of business in, in Denver. And for the second time in four seasons. They clinched a World Series championship. The Red Sox did in nationally, ballpark, think that two thousand thirteen and this isn't about the Red Sox is about the Rockies in this is about Denver sports in general here of sports overnight America program. But the Red Sox that they swept both of their first two World Series that they'd won and played since. For some they want since nineteen eighteen percent that they played in since nineteen eighty six when they came up short against the New York Mets, but they did not come up to the Rockies, and it has been infact the Rockies that have struggled in two thousand nine hundred lost the division series three games to one that, that I don't recall that was against. I do remember them playing in a wildcard game where Matt Holliday. Still has not touched play. I think that they beat the San Diego Padres. And in nine the Philadelphia Phillies would have been that team that represented the National League in the World Series a year ago. They went down to Phoenix, and they lost a thrilling wildcard game. You know. You know it's one and done there, so either win or you lose their other their other playoff appearance would have been back in nineteen ninety five third year and existence. And they lost three games to one in the National League division series to the eventual world champion Atlanta Braves. So they played at played at mile I for a few seasons until course field was ready for them, and they played it cores, and they've been there ever since in the city set up the Pepsi Pepsi center, you have where the nuggets and the avalanche play you have mile high at whatever sponsor is paying them that particular year it's been Invesco. It's been sports authority. I wish I wish I could remember one of the Lamer ones that they've had sponsor that stadium because it can't be he can get a little bit of a chuckle out of some of these ridiculous corporate naming wrongs as the Uni watch blog would refer to corporate stadiums just kind of kind of look at through their their best players wore wise wins above replacement. Todd Helton batted flirted with four hundred for about a decade their better players to play there. Troy Lewinsky, the giant shortstop, he was moved once upon a time for that think it was Jose Reyaz. They moved to Lutsky over to the. Tronto Bluejays Matt Holliday was there for a minute. You all as was great. They traded him for what they thought was about fifty on the dollar in twenty eleven. The eve team friendly years to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a lot of hot prospects that didn't really heat up with Colorado, drew robbery, crumbly the name of note in that deal. Probably made more of a name Perm self with some other teams you as not exactly great vestment for Cleveland took the money and ran to Baltimore after the twenty thirteen season. Nolan airy not Charlie, Charlie. Black men. They've got some players there now. And under what black they look to have a promising future. The problem is they play the National League West where Diamondbacks, inconveniently heating up at hitting their stride, at the same time that the Rockies are, you've got the dodgers that can just by the way, whatever they need to do that. They have. But you got a lot of competition out there for the Colorado Rockies where they could put together a team that might be good enough to win the central division better than the cubs bruised the cardinals, but are just dealing with some Neil. Some power surges just windows coinciding in the nationally, west and, you know, who knows maybe this is happened to Colorado before. But again, this is a team that in twenty four tries has never been able to win win the nationally west. In fact, second place finish in two thousand seven that was the year that the Diamondbacks won their division. And the Rockies were just red hot down the stretch run something like nineteen of their last twenty one regular season games when their first seven in the playoffs, and then run into a buzz in the Boston Red Sox. Look for other second place finishes second place in two thousand nine that's when they were from the LDS three games to one of the third place twenty seventeen and they were actually seventeen back the dodgers the Diamondbacks gave. Dodgers chase in two thousand seventeen but Rockies were were hot tea. There was the other fun to watch. They've got serviceable pitching. They've got great heading kind of one through nine even the la- make us you know, even Chris, I on the twenty eighteen roster. These guys that they expect to contribute. And. Not off to the greatest start, you know, hovering around five hundred at least through the month of April in the twenty eighteen campaign meet, if I'm Denver sports fan. I I'm really excited about what the avalanche you have on the horizon. I think that the nuggets need to add a player, I don't know how they do that. So maybe I'm not excited about the nuggets the Denver Broncos just because of the brand of football that they bring because they play such good defense they can win you game any given Sunday. They gotta figure out this offense thing. They get excited about players. I hope not to see it with case keenum upcoming in the twenty eighteen season but they get excited about a player after one or two games, semi has given interviews, Scott van pelt on sportscenter. Because they beat the Dallas Cowboys last year. Drafted Paxton Lynch. They've made move after move trying to try to get the right guy. What they do with twenty eighteen draft might be a big deal. It might not be. What they end up doing on the field in twenty eighteen where you've got Kansas City. That's got a new guy under center their head coach, she'd Oakland. You got the California chargers. I like to refer to them that. Are terrible. Anthony lens done a good job after a terrible start that they had twenty seventeen. Really any one of those teams can compete for the division title. I think Proximus fans were really down on their football team right now. You know, they were cited get rid of coach FOX and get get kubiak in there. But there's just you know, since manning left don't really have a quarterback. Don't really, you know, Jay Anderson's. Good player. It everything. I'm sure a nice guy. But that's not the guy that's going to help carry your rookie quarterback or your, you know, your first time, full time starter and case keenum, I don't think it's been guaranteed the job there. But there are jail there definite questions with the quarterback position. And you've lost a lot of defense. Von Miller enough. What can you do to surround von Miller, ova Miller talent of the defensive side of the ball. These are the Denver rockets teams that were great in the late eighties early nineties, but not good enough that we were were really good but not great. The just didn't feature that defensive talent that you had when you had in gold. And when you had. Chimp Ely Kinley. That's really good players. They're in the Denver system and they've proved that running back just be. Player axe just get them to buy into the system. They had the, the zone blocking scheme may really when you look at the Denver Broncos historically they've got some offense that are among their top players, whether it was Tom Nalen. Head to grad shower on the other side of the ball, you know, they've had some great corio. They've got some great secondary, healthy champ failure. They've had Steve atwater. John Elway, of course wehrley all kinds of procedures about Denver Broncos football begins ends because he's done it as a front office guy. He's done it on the field. Okay. Maybe maybe it's expired, maybe you need Broncos from the Elway era, the Dan Reeves era, the Gary kubiak, maybe you need those guys to lead Kerr. Maybe that's those are the talented needs can get in there because it is Deborah, Colorado. It's a tough place to live in the offseason. It's nice that it's a great city fun. They're all. But Denver, Colorado is not sandiego on that note. I don't know why go doesn't do a better job drug free agents federal ization. You could say the same about the angels of Anaheim, the Oakland do better, even though they don't have payroll that they should have some California appeal. There is no perfectly to do it. Sports are real fickle thing. Athletes, athletes sign with different teams for various reasons. A lot of it comes down to money, but it's not always just the money. It's gotta be the right situation and the best situation in Denver, Colorado right now is probably the one that exists with the Colorado Rockies because you get into that tournament, and you can. And that's all you got. All right. We got a throw it to break. We've back on the other side ref up the best of Denver, mighty Jeff rich. This is sports overnight America, it will be right back. Set to the goal seven to Subas to the right by saying why the left Emmanuel Sanders shifts to the slot left side is whether the shotgun snap sits to the pocket. Throws right side into the touched out various on a slant to write till gets the Broncos back in the game seven yard touchdown. And it's twenty seven fifteen matrix leaders twelve. You're listening to sports overnight. America. When you struggle with credit card bills every month, you're not just in debt debt is all around you. 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Now back to sports overnight America with Jeffrey. Welcome back. We are talking best of Denver sports here on the sports overnight, America program. Appreciate state up listening with us as we're breaking it down between the Broncos. The avalanche the nuggets and the Colorado Rockies baseball team. Let me tell you if I'm putting together a mount Rushmore for Denver sports kinda have Elway on it probably got a double up on Broncos. And that's not to be disrespectful. Anybody on any of the other teams? But, you know, I'm thinking of sack ache from the avalanche I'm thinking, probably Alex English from the Denver Nuggets. But I'm thinking I don't need the Denver Nuggets on this thing when you talked about the weight of what these teams have done for the city, I would say Denver probably carries fifty percent of the sports landscape. So Joe Sacic John Elway Terrell Davis and probably Todd Helton go on. On your Denver sports. Mount Rushmore and I think the Denver Broncos the next team to win a championship for the city of Denver. My name is Jeffrey. This has been sports overnight. America states. You'd we've got more sports hour here on the sports bioline broadcast network. You're listening to the heartland newsfeed radio network. Broadcasting twenty percent of Newspeak. Public service daily newscast. For Tuesday, June eighteenth two thousand nineteen. I'm Eric take it off on our rundown today, Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a two thousand fifteen nuclear deal. We continue our coverage of report on child wellbeing, an education and a Jewish congregation in North Carolina returns to its synagogue after worshipping at a local church this and more coming up. Iran says it could exceed limits on uranium laid out in two thousand fifteen international nuclear deal by next week. The country's atomic energy organization, says Iran will have produced and stored the sort of enriched uranium typically used as fuel within ten days. Surpassing limits from the two thousand fifteen deal that President Trump pulled out of last year. Iran says it will continue to enrich uranium unless European nations held with the impact of tough US. Sanctions Trump has ordered another one thousand troops to the Middle East vowing that Iran will never be allowed to develop. Nuclear weapons. The troop deployment comes just days after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Amman, which the Trump administration has blamed on Iran state side. We continue our coverage of a new report assessing child wellbeing across the US, Jin Stanley has this story from Massachusetts, which ranks at number one in the reports education domain, the new, any E, Casey foundation kids, count, data book says one hundred eighty two thousand children in the Commonwealth live in poverty. A massive -chusetts ranks high in education results are inconsistent across the state for math and reading proficiency Reginald Williams at the Massachusetts budget and policy center says a child's zip code and other factors still affect academic success. And the state needs to work to address these issues, the leader in education education early Wibble low to moderate income, children individuals from communities of color, and then I'll population. Next. We head to era Zona a state, that fares far worse in the Casey foundation's education assessment housing, affordability, also a challenge for children in the Grand Canyon state overall will being children, Arizona ranks forty six among the fifty states up from forty fifth position, twenty eighteen Dana wolf, nay, Mark with the children's action alliance says high housing costs are a bellwether of poverty, for many families housing affordability is a red flag because it's an area where used to do a little bit better than the national average. And now a little bit worth new kids that educational issues. Also created ups two goals for children. She says the state showed an increased to twenty two percent of high school students not graduating within four years compared with fifteen percent, nationally, the US continued to improve Arizona Dipak down. So that was a great problem. And we still rank forty six then graduation rates that was Mark Richardson. Reporting almost a decade after the two thousand ten. Water horizon. Spill government agencies are still spending millions of dollars to restore the Gulf of Mexico. The open ocean trustee. Implementation group is planning to spend about one hundred and thirty million dollars over the next seven years to study restore and manage deep sea habitat including coral communities in the Gulf, Sandra brook, a deep sea coral scientists with Florida State University says the project aims to restore damage habitat for fish seat, hurtles and other inhabitants of the oceans middle. Lured depth then areas that not in conflict with any existing piggery, but are extremely valuable in terms of conservation that those areas Opie protected, so if and when which fishery is moving into the deep sea, at least we have those valuable areas protected public comment is being taken about the plan through the end of June. I'm trauma gome 's to help. Protect the environment three Ohio communities have passed bans on single use plastic bags? And some state legislators are now trying to keep them from going into effect. Mary, Sherman explains in two thousand eight orange village councilman Scott Bilski was among those in the Cleveland suburb, who supported legislation banning plastic shopping bags orange village became the first, Ohio community to successfully pass a plastic bag ban recently Kaya Hogue, accounting in Bexley, Columbus suburb pass similar bans, Bexley councilman, Richard Sharpe a self-declared conservative was the only dissenting vote in his city. We need to educate our children, make them woke in that it is their responsibility to take care of the issue. Not the government to tell people what to do. Other lawmakers say bag bans hurt small businesses by forcing the merchants to spend money on more expensive paperbacks house Bill to forty two was introduced just before the cuyahoga county in Bexley vans, passed it would prohibit local plastic bag bans or charging for plastic bags and could prevent the current bands from taking effect. And finally, a Jewish congregation in Durham, North Carolina returns to synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at a local Presbyterian church last year. Members of trinity avenue Presbyterian church offered to house, the Beth El congregation while they're building underwent renovations the congregations worked together to pack lunches for needy. Durham school children and co hosted a fall festival with proceeds that included a gift to a local mosque, rabbi Daniel Graber of Beth, El synagogue says the experience was reaffirming in an era of American polarization one significant thing that happened while we were at trinity was the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh experiencing that as a synagogue, that was having it services in church was enormously powerful and meaningful. I'm not around Logan. I'm Eric take it off. With public news service, we are member and listener supported and online. At public. New service dot org. One that's eight hundred four zero five twenty five sixty one this is sports overnight. America. Welcome everyone. Up sports overnight, America. I'm Jeff ridge, bringing it to you, as I always do Monday through Thursday from ten pm until midnight Pacific time with the sports overnight America program. We've got an entire weekend of sports to recap. We've got some teams who have punched their ticket into round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs and we have some teams going home. The Clovis blue jackets, in particular as a franchise never having won a single playoffs. So Washington Vance. Maybe it's time over by the way with two goals in the six three clincher engaged six go to scout out to the lead in the series to win on the road in overtime. First team in history to win two games on the road overtime and the series for two. Okay. So good night, Ohio. We have the big boys playing NHL hockey right now in the NBA Houston continues to roll. I think Minnesota had a winning them fairly they did. They had one win in them back on the floor in Minneapolis on Monday night. One nineteen. One hundred Houston Rockets knock off the Minnesota Timberwolves take three one series lead as that one goes back to Houston. And just putting the finishing touches on that big three or bust. It Oklahoma City one. Oh, five ninety with about three minutes to go from Salt Lake City, Utah, looking to go up three, one in that series Boston, Boston fails to put away the Toronto Maple Leafs. The ice that series is giving us our two favorite words all sports came seven that will take place in Boston later this week. And if the Bruins do not pull that one off. It will be looked at s quite the collapse. A lot of major league baseball on the boss. Red Sox best team baseball. Boston Red Sox the other night, by the way. John Mugniyah hits them. You know, Clint best. Team baseball ever to be. No. But we got plenty of it's coming your way out. Sports overnight, America. Keep close. My name's jeopardy it. We'll be right back. Everyone likes to, you know, scrapbook use scrapbook on the couch, that kitchen counter, and your favorite place to scrapbook the bedroom, and what could possibly make scrapbooking any better K wide array Shen with Qiwei duration spray men everywhere, scrapbooking longer. 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It is the pelicans pulling off the upset as the succeed in the west. We all know that in the Western Conference, yet, used, yet, Golden State. And then yet everybody else about two three r three through, and in that conference nine at ten don't get in by way of win in a virtual playing game the Timberwolves reached the postseason but they had the rockets waiting for them. And the rackets have just been far too much even without their stuff against Tom tiptoes. Former Chicago Bulls play for the Minnesota wolves. And if you others that have been added to the cast, but we all know that these tip lead teams do not win in the postseason. They're sometimes fun to watch in the regular season. Not so much fun to watch on Monday night as. Rockets beat them by nineteen on their home floor. The warriors look really dejected because they were unable to sweep the Senate Tonio Spurs coach pop continues to be away from that team. I mentioned that the pelicans advanced, and the Utah Jazz, put themselves one step closer to around two nothing settled in the Eastern Conference. Raptors in the wizards battling it out. They'll to the winter that one will take on the winter of caps Pacers cap salvaged. A to, to split after two games in Indianapolis that one, the Sixers and the heat, the heat are just gonna lead to die and let the process, take them over and the Celtics and the box, they're all even up to Manso. This is not exactly chock happening, and it laid end up being chocked. But at the end of the day, you've got a win for to get to the next step. You can't win sixteen without one of the first four and that. That is not proving to be easy one eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine that's the number to call. And I'm not sure do we still have Kenneth Kenneth texts you out there. Okay. All right. We're going to keep going then talking about what happened over the weekend of the world is sports. Of course, I think that the criticism is due to the Cavaliers the look at that organization having failed Braun to end up with just one title in this most recent four year run. Yes, you couldn't anticipate that you were going to run into gold state becoming quite what they are. But there are no opponents to be blamed for what's happened thus far in the seventeen eighteen season to the cavalier sky diving kind of bailed on that bailed on them stating that he wanted to be traded. And if you were not traded he's revealed that he would have had season ending surgery before the season began. So it was a moot point just try to get something for his services Boston again. Not exactly running away with against the bucks. I think that Boston will be. Just fine without Gordon Hayward without Kyrie Irving, at least to get past the Milwaukee Bucks. Should they run into the Sixers assume that normalcy is going to play out that it will be the Sixers and the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals, that, that is going to be very, very intriguing. Match-up matchup hell for the Boston Celtics. What I disobeyed is. Brad Stevens will find way to make that series competitive people picking Sixers to go to the Eastern Conference finals. I don't blame you based on what we've seen from the Cavaliers the raptors in the Celtics through the first four dams yoursel of Eastern Conference playoff action. I'd say that it's not that farfetched to say that Philadelphia is quite possibly could easily be the best team in the Eastern Conference. At least things are setting up to be favorable for them to advance lot of believers in Toronto out there still. And I don't blame you. I think that Washington is a great match up for Toronto in round one. I think the Toronto can and might beat everybody that the play the Eastern Conference for there are no sweeps. There are no style points in professional sports, you win the games that are being put in front yet. You had Vance and yet you live another day and you shouldn't worry about who's in your way. I couldn't even name all the warriors opponents in their three consecutive rods to the NBA finals, probably named the Cavaliers, because they fostered twice Toronto twice Detroit wants Anna, once maybe Deanna once along the way. Joke. The joke caps fans is the Toronto's win to air trying to stealing is losing to the Cavs and six Eastern Conference finals, which is exactly what happened in two thousand sixteen. Things have changed personnel. Moves have been made. Fully expect to see rafters cabs. Sixers six in the next round but pats on the back definitely do the middle Ocoee box, basically without a coach for second half of the season. The Miami Heat superstar to be found that except for the rising star. That is the coaching measurement of one Erik. Spoelstra. Spoelstra. Twinkie Brad Stevens. Best coaches in the east Brown might find a way to get the Sixers to the finals and not not Thailand. But LeBron James might find way to get the Cavaliers to the NBA fines s for my free playoff predictions. Cavs in caps a little bit of a scare there with the caps early, perhaps what we've seen in these first board games from the Cavaliers in basketball, should sway me away from my pick. But I'm I'm going to be a man of conviction and I'm going to stick with the pick of the Cavaliers besting the Houston Rockets in seven games in the NBA finals. I don't know if I care so much who comes out of the west in the NHL provided that it is either Nashville or Las Vegas, but I would be grudge San Jose, or what have the opportunity to try to play for the cop why usual suspects on Easter convert side in the National Hockey League Pence two-time Stanley defending Stanley Cup champs. Perennial underachievers in the Washington Capitals play each other for a trip to the conference finals, Tampa Bay awaits their opponent, and that will be found out from game seventy Boston, Massachusetts between the Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins and the NBA you know, we don't know much. But I think we kind of insinuate that we're gonna put Houston in the second round probably gets the jazz, and we're going to put the warriors it gets the pelicans, and then I said, it's going to be one through four in the Eastern Conference upset potential. I, I like the jazz a little bit with the rackets. They're going to be a better competition for the rackets around to as far as the warriors, go. I mean, the warriors are major wild card that I could see them going dominating and winning their NBA title in four years. I could see them losing to the New Orleans fell. Cigarette I it's gonna take Raqi Lous effort, despite the talent that Anthony Davis is for state to fall this early. I it's pretty ordained. They were going to get used to Golden State in the Western Conference finals. I don't know that anything is set in stone in the east other than putting through floor into the next round. I don't know that we get Rafter Celtics. I don't know that we get cap Celtics in the conference finals. There's a little bit more variable there than there is in the last word is going to be Houston, and it's going to be Golden State, and we're going to be back on the other side. And we will talk some major league baseball has plenty going on there. My name's Jeffrey, the sports overnight. 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Gorgeous goes for the grand slam Stanton puts one out and the Yankees take care of the twins, fourteen to one in the prox- the Indians, getting early one from yonder Alonzo and defeat. The Orioles two to one Kevin costn- with the seasons. First macula ending that side nine pitches. Nine strikes three outs and it's done for the first time by again Baltimore's can have got. Kevin Cosmin the athletics nine the Rangers four in Arlington. The angels blinked the Astros in Houston Tutu, nothing. White Sox ten Mariners four. On the south side. Dodgers beat the Marlins to one at home Padres go into Colorado. And they beat the Rockies thirteen to five Rockies coming off a series where they dropped to three and it was the giants four in the nationals to in front of an empty. Facility there at AT and T part, but team wins nonetheless and I welcome your phone calls. I welcome your opinions. One eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine. And with that being said, let's throw it up to Kennedy Texas Kennett. Thank you for your call. What's on your mind evening? I am a first time caller, and I appreciate very much taking my call. Appreciate. I'm a couple of questions in regards to my Texan. One, what do you see is being a position of need hitting into the draft and to how do you assess their schedule? Well, they're schedule always stinks because they get the send them to they them to Foxborough, pretty much every September since Bill Ryan gotten there as far as needing draft. I think that, that you don't Houston's got us support that front four with secondary help and, you know, the more weapons can give a young quarterback like Shawn Watson, the better off you're going to be. In my team. When I looked at the schedule I came across three games that are going to be very interesting to see. Those kind of I would say week, one act Newin. They never won. We can stay in state libel. Dallas. And then we sixteen when they face off with the defending champs in Philly. Those are big games. Play Jacksonville when you're looking at a team that came out of nowhere to go all the way to the AFC championship ship, and to kind of take that division that AFC south division by storm division that Indianapolis was supposed to have a thing to say about it. Can't get luck on the field Tennessee's got the quarterback answered. But. And they go to the postseason a year ago. But how much of a threat are they really? I like Jacksonville as Houston's biggest going forward. But that state championship game I might not be able to understand it as well as you do and your counterparts in North Texas who you know, roof or is star there, hell that's that's to be of a much bigger magnitude when you're part of it when you're within the state of Texas, especially with Houston coming along, and was the two thousand two thousand three that they, they expanded into the league try to themselves on the map into it wants to, they open. They open their franchise with a home victory over those Cowboys didn't they. Nineteen ten. If I'm not mistaken. It was a touchdown pets from David Carr to a Billy Miller. All their. There's, there's a lot of names of Texans pass that quickly forgotten from those early years. But I would say the last the last five or six years of Houston, Texas football is the best that they've delivered in the. Fifteen sixteen years that they've been there. Now. The mole game that really as far as Texas. I would say that I win against Cincinnati. Right. Right. Like the same teams. Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Cincinnati are always involved with that. I wild card weekend. A lot of that could be true to the fact that the two teams that get the buy in the AFC would be the patriots Steelers. So you're, you're going to have a lot of teams from the AFC south and from the AFC west trying to get into that second weekend via the wildcard. And before I wanted to give my. Everyone that was affected by the passing. Semra tino. He passed away just recently. Right. Perhaps a little bit overshadowed by the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush, but. Regards to that is, well, yes. Say Earl Bruce passing away yet. Somebody out the Hollywood sign that thinks you're sediments were certainly appreciated your calls appreciated anything else on your mind before I move on Kenneth go ahead and move on. I appreciate you taking my call. I'll let you go that way. Other. All right. Can appreciate you have another caller is on your mind, and if they're already other callers out there. One eight hundred eight seven eight seven five two nine was going to talk a little bit of major league baseball the segment. Got the check out a couple of first games in person over the weekend took quick little turn burn flight up to, to Denver and watch the cubs play the Rockies a couple of times. More so than the baseball that was going on yet playoff hockey going on around the corner. I know that they got to be excited about the draft which isn't a common occurrence in Denver. But obviously, you've got one piece Bill with your defense there in Denver. What are you going to do to make sure that the offense could score enough points to make that defense going out there and Boston ads make it worth their while? But in Colorado. More about the calendar than it was. What was going on? April twentieth on Friday and never have seen a city so excited for it to be particular day of the year beyond being merry Christmas. It was is happy for twenty. Always like that drifting, chant that the end some things are legal in Colorado, that are legal and a lot of other places. So maybe that explains the tune a certain extent, very, you know, very interesting. It was like being back in the midwest for me, and Denver is a nice little transition city for Midwesterners apparently for fans of the Chicago Cubs because there were a lot more of them out there than there were people pulling for the Colorado Rockies over the weekend. And, you know, the Rockies. They, they hang their two thousand seven nationally penance with pride there, but it's been some lean years. They wanted done in the wildcard round year ago. Yes years. I've backs they dropped to three to the cubs win five three Saturday. But the, the other two games were well Friday that it was a drubbing Sunday was very interesting. Ended on cut stealing at home plate of of all things in nine seven game. So that exactly blow out there, not exactly a game that the Colorado Rockies faithful turned out for cubs fans. Again that Rockies fans in the house, a little ship Eunice going on on the field from the nosebleeds. I don't think that I caught chili Davis. The cubs headed coach being tossed out of the game. Kris Bryant at the resort where hit with pitches when the teams reconvened, and we thought at least one of these games will be canceled. Denver do. Weather over the weekend, but prison temperatures Friday. Saturday Sunday, you're getting sunbird out there and we're gonna take a quick break. We're talk some hockey on the other side. Again, only one slot open. In the second round will produce the second round ups my name's Jeffrey. This sports overnight. America will be. One hundred left more. The second. That is. 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Seven necessary in the other Eastern Conference game that we saw on Monday night, in Columbus was the hometown blue jackets once again, failing to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs something that they have done every time they've made the playoffs, they have been one and done. And this is Washington's opportunity. There eleventh shot at the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. Would you believe that just one of the first ten occasions, the Washington Capitals managed to get past the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey and? We're going to get another chance to sit, and we'll see who heads up who has a plant for the Eastern Conference in the NHL one up the plays for the Western Conference in the NHL, but seven of the final eight spots are spoken for you'll have the predators and the jets in one of your Western Conference semifinals on the other side, you'll get Vegas and San Jose very regional match up more regional than you're going to get with Winnipeg and Nashville. However. We got rid of Colorado, we got rid of the Minnesota while we got rid of the Los Angeles Kings. And we got rid of the other team, sort of the Anaheim ducks so sharks night's second round everybody's into the nights that series. Everybody likes to good story. I've told that supposed to bring this to air to say that the historical for Vegas does not existence for you have to go almost political war with this whole thing aid. I would look at the Las Vegas gold knights as the United States of America. Late yet that was late to the game last to arrive at the table, but just showed up it started dating and that is exactly how I would scribe the Las Vegas Golden Knights in their unawed real season in the National Hockey League. They might just be the best. We might have gone from thirty to thirty one and added one that was better than the existing thirty about that. I mean think about how long it's take it the Thrashers slash jets franchise to grow into a competitive seat. Assign dusted offline right after he won the Stanley Cup of Chicago twenty tack. And this is probably one of their better themes, national not to be forgotten about. Advanced to the files a year ago, I gave Pittsburgh better shot that we saw from San Jose, the year before team that we saw because we, we've been seeing Pittsburgh, not getting into the Stanley Cup final and a team that is every bit as good as record every bit as good as their number one seating. They took down the New Jersey Devils in the opening round. They wait for the litter of game seven between Boston and Toronto and. Will be playing with house money. If the that point Boston, it will be written up as a huge disappointment thing. Columbus the way that they started. You'll it's going to be looked at as disappointing but not not quite a level that we would say goodbye to the Boston Bruins, if they do not advanced lay the Tampa Bay Lightning in the next round caps pads in peds are gonna be favored. I don't have. I don't have anything scientific other that I just think that it's time for Washington to go. Get off the puck quite frankly. You're Alexandra veg. Can you gotta do it? Now, should do it soon. And then Nashville Vegas. That would be my preferred matchup. You know, I'd be rooting for Toronto in the east even though the capture might it'd be rude for Toronto. Get past Boston. 'cause they got a whole different challenge Tampa Bay. I don't think that it's doable, a better chance at Washington upsets the penguins that is I've been upset. It's just a mental upset at this point that Gerardo upsetting Tampa Bay Boston to have bay big good series. But I can't in that one too. So I've got Tampa Bay. Now, if they get the caps that they would feel a huge favors done their way. But if they had getting, they ended up getting fence the Pence again, the psychological advantage. Pence to have a psychological advantage all the way to the Stanley Cup final just depends on who you maybe eight maybe Florida would be as taken by the chances of matchup of this team. I worry would be the x factor there, the one that you probably trust the least to have that fight. Gets back to the final, I like their chances. I think that they could that they learned from their mistakes for a year ago yet. Spitzberg. Facing your face Dolly because they play for that much in the in the final year ago. Other than that. I mean I don't really care. What happens to the jets sharks vinyls that little less sight stories in the conference, playoffs that? There will be a cool exciting thing for about four minutes. And then you're gonna get sick of it, and you're gonna get sick really fast because you only live does a worse job than ESPN is being the dead horse. And I feel that yes. Would most definitely wrote it even though practice primary there. I don't know. There are, there are potential rematches there's two provincial rematch. Is that both vol kits bird? The jets would be something new and exciting. The press would be something new and exciting Vegas, regardless. They base run Vegas around the missing treating finals that Washington where to get their play Vegas. I think it'd be really fifty fifty I think that people on the capital's to be the Washington generals. And I gotta tell you, when you expect something in that market, the exact opposite thing will have. The nets to run away with things the show. Patrick expect the Redskins to be really great with Robert third Kirk cousins your insurance policy is the better answer and at the first real opportunity to move on from him. Exactly the Redskins ended up doing. You'll the bullets the bullets wizards with the names. I like still referring lizards as the bullets I referred to the Los Angeles chargers as the California chargers. I don't know what else I liked to do things that stick out. Have any colorful nicknames for the Baltimore football team. And if west VN's. Go. Chargers fans raiders fans chief stands. You know, we all have our you'll air affectionate name for that team plays in Colorado on the dunk os. And I'm sure chefs, I'm not sure what the charges are all day. You know, you talk about how much blood you, there is a much surival robberies across the rest of that vision. Yeah. The called the bolts, but. You know, there's got to be some sloppy about, like our outages that, that, that applies to that about team because if you moments already shot Amer. Maybe Dan Fouts had a moment to back in his time. But that that's that's been a franchise that hasn't done very much of anything. The city that has done very much of anything. Stand up freeze was the quarterback for the San Diego Chargers. They got drilled Montana by Montana's under study in the Super Bowl. And I know that, that under study was Steve Young Ferriter spec me in the game. But you're talking you're talking about. I believe a sweep against the Detroit Tigers in nineteen Eighty-four Padres ever even wanna World Series game because I believe they were swept by Detroit in eighty four and then, again by the Yankees in nineteen ninety eight. So that's a talent. It's this really done. What nothing I think that the chargers that AFL championship. Do we count those count those on the same hand that we are? Aw. ABA and. Oh, what other kind of marginalized championships are out there Pacific coast Jampy ships. I that they're on the same level. You get you throw that back to my face, and you can marginalize the Cleveland Browns have eight league titles. But four of them came before the jumped over to the NFL, because they played this all American Football Conference from nineteen forty six to nineteen forty nine where they were by the way, the only champions of that league that, that half rinse for the length of its existence. There are some lesser leagues and you know, I don't take as much exception to Japanese players coming over from inferior leaks. The fact that they played to an older age in that highest level, professional ball overseas. We don't we don't take it away from the European players come over after professional career sometimes before they're even eligible to be drafted to the NBA, because, you know, we don't have the work laws in Europe that we do in the United States where you basically have to be adult professional sports outside of figure skating golf tennis. So. Just feel. Crazy time sports calendar, by the way, only two more cups three Marwijk ups. We have NFL draft. So a lot of questions answered we know who's playing where but we don't know who's going to be necessarily on what teams from the college ranks going into the two thousand eighteen and fell. All right. We're gonna have a. We're a little different in our two of this particular program, where talked about the, the best Denver sports I was up there did not go to the NHL playoff game that where we said, good night to the two thousand seventeen eighteen Colorado Avalanche. But definitely get a feel for the atmosphere of their will focus on ten for in our two. But until then we'll funnel segments wrap up the hour. My name's Jeffrey. This is sports overnight. America will be right back. Can. But. Stick Ulama keeps the play on side long. Long. In the zone. Joined by Smith. Still looking. You're listening to sports overnight. America. Hey travelers, do you want to save money on your next flight? Then pick up the phone and call. That's right, call because the best prices are not online. 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You're listening to sports overnight America with Jeff rich. Everybody. Welcome back is sports overnight. America. Team projects ticket into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And we saw some series that are going to definitely go in a certain direction, unless the thing of lab sports. Always open to the idea of chaos and chaos. We had a little bit of chaos. When Ed O'Bannon the former UCLA player brought this lawsuit for player likenesses being used and long story short. We haven't had a college basketball game since twenty ten in college football game since twenty twelve because, you know, inevitably what happened was once we determine that we need pay college athletes for the use of their likeness, we just decided not to make video game anymore, so nobody gains anything. In fact, the gaming community loses out on its college football games every year, I still enjoy playing March madness twenty ten and that Blake. Griffin. The Oklahoma player was on the cover of that game. If that tells you anything about how long ago that was, but we do have this, this game coming out in twenty twenty I think it's called gridiron greats in it's going to be fake college football teams, which is really what you were playing with the video game that just had accurate numbers. Rosters those ratings weren't like mad and where everybody, you know, every nook and cranny was uncovered, you know, we college line of that we didn't know anything about fifty five them Cross's ratings and be done with it. So wasn't exact uses of lightness, and I think that the gaming community gets shut out and college football misses out on a great opportunity to market themselves to community, maybe fans that would necessarily be without the video game. And they don't have the video game in the video game that's coming is going to be very fake and probably going to be a lot less fun. And that's exactly what the incident of lay and the US surgeon courts are all. About giving us less fun. We'll be a lot lighter on the other side, we're talk some Denver. Colorado sports. Seattle supports out not. Not college programs with town up there in the three three keep close. Everyone would back after the break. Where the rubber always meets actually. I'm not even sure what that means. Radio network life, hot feed dot com. News service daily newscast for Tuesday, June eighteenth two thousand nineteen. I'm Eric take it off on our rundown today, Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under two thousand fifteen nuclear deal. We continue our coverage of report on child wellbeing, and education, and Jewish congregation in North Carolina returns to its synagogue after worshipping at a local church this and more coming up. Iran says it could exceed limits on uranium laid out in two thousand fifteen international nuclear deal by next week. The country's atomic energy organization, says Iran will have produced and stored the sort of enriched uranium typically used as fuel within ten days. Surpassing limits from the two thousand fifteen deal that President Trump pulled out of last year. Iran says it will continue to enrich uranium unless European nations helped with the impact of tough US. Sanctions Trump has ordered another one thousand troops to the Middle East vowing that Iran will never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. The troop deployment comes just days after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Amman, which the Trump administration has blamed on Iran state side. We continue our coverage of a new report assessing child wellbeing across the US, Jin Stanley has this story from Massachusetts, which ranks at number one in the reports education domain, the new any Casey foundation kids count, data book, says one hundred eighty two thousand children in the Commonwealth live in poverty, am all Massachusetts ranks high in education results are inconsistent across the state for math and reading proficiency Reginald Williams at the Massachusetts budget and policy center says a child's zip code and other factors. Still affect Akkad, amac success, and the state needs to work to address these issues. The leader nationally education, education is necessarily equitable for low to moderate income children individuals from communities of color, and then I'll immigrant population next. We head to a state fairs far worse in the Casey foundation education assessment housing, affordability. Also, a challenge for children in the Grand Canyon state overall will being children's Arizona ranks forty six among the fifty cents up from forty fifth position, twenty eighteen Dana wolf neymar, with the children's action alliance says high housing costs are a bellwether of poverty, for many families housing affordability is a red flag, because it's an area where used to do a little bit better than the national average. And now we're a little bit worse, new markets that educational issues. Also created ups two for children. She says the state showed an increase to twenty two percent of high school students not graduating within four years compared with fifteen percent nationally. The US continued to improve Arezzo Dipak down. So that was a great problem. And we still rank forty six and graduation rates that was Mark Richardson. Reporting almost a decade after the two thousand ten Deepwater Horizon. Spill government agencies are still spending millions of dollars to restore the Gulf of Mexico. The open ocean trustee. Implementation group is planning to spend about one hundred and thirty million dollars over the next seven years to study restore and manage deep sea habitat including coral communities in the Gulf, Sandra brook, a deep sea coral scientists with Florida State University says the project aims to restore damage habitat for fish sea-turtles, and other inhabitants of the oceans middle and lower depth which identify areas that conflict with any existing theory, but are extremely valuable in terms of conservation. So that those areas be protected. So if and when which under fishery is moving into the deep sea. We have those valuable areas protected public comment is being taken about the plan through the end of June. I'm tr- gome 's to help protect the environment three Ohio communities have passed bans on single use plastic bags and some state legislators are now trying to keep them from going into effect. Mary, Sherman explains in two thousand eight orange village councilman Scott Bilski was among those in the Cleveland suburb, who supported legislation banning plastic shopping bags orange village became the first, Ohio community to successfully pass a plastic bag ban recently Kaya Hogue account in Bexley Columbus. Suburb, pass similar bans Bexley councilman, Richard Sharpe. A self declared conservative was the only dissenting vote in his city. We need to educate our children, make them woke in that it is their responsibility to take care of the issue. Not the government to tell people what to do. Other lawmakers say bag bans hurt small businesses by forcing the merchants to spend money on more expensive paper bag. Wchs. House Bill to forty two was introduced just before the coca county in Bexley bans were passed. It would prohibit local plastic bag bans or charging for plastic bags and could prevent the current bands from taking effect, and finally a Jewish congregation in Durham, North Carolina returns to synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at a local Presbyterian church last year. Members of trinity avenue Presbyterian church offered to house, the Beth El congregation while they're building underwent renovations the congregations worked together to pack lunches for needy Durham school children, and co-hosted a fall festival with proceeds that included a gift to a local, mosque, rabbi Daniel Graber of Beth, El synagogue says the experience was reaffirming in an era of American polarization one significant thing that happened while we were at trinity was the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh experiencing that as a synagogue. God that was having its services in church was enormously powerful and meaningful. I'm not around Lagaan. I'm Eric take it off with public news service. We are member and listener supported and online at public. New service dot org. It's free talk live. You can join us here. Toll free number is eight fifty five four fifty free. That's eight five five four five zero three seven three three. We have the discord on air. Call in line rooms over and dischord, L, R, N dot FM, and well, we're, we're back after five days of broadcasting from Rogers campground in Mark back in the studio. But also joined by silver, Dave silver, Dave. Hey, thanks for having me in. Yeah. It's good to have you back your, your are normal co host on Tuesday night. But as of just a few hours ago you were on the Rogers campground as well. And you're going to be there for the remainder of the porcupine freedom festival. But you came all the way down here too. Keen to go shopping, and figured you'd come, you know. You know, be on the radio with us as well. That's right. Is great. Pleasure to be here. And also, you have a really good grocery store in town, the monadnock coop. They did not pay me to say this, but I really liked their price on cashews organic vanilla beans and things like that, that are really hard to find. They've got him so I came here for and you've been cooked, the reason why you're buying this food is, you've been cooking at a fork vest over the last several days and now the porcupine freedom festival first day is today. And you intend to go back and do some more cooking. I take it. That's right. That's right. In fact, tomorrow night, I intend to serve seared yellowfin tuna. Wow. That really sounds good. I think I need to get down there for the. Oh, I hope you do I hope to it'd be my pleasure to serve you. They'll be awesome. Mark. You said you had some days, fish Dave's number, and it was the best salmon I've ever eaten. I don't know what he did to it or how he made salmon taste better than salmon. But that's what happened. Limone or something. Well, it's not too late to get up to the porcupine freedom festival. If you're in New England or heading up for the weekend, it's going to go all the way through Sunday or early on the day. I think it ends like newness on Sunday. So you get plenty of time to get up to Rogers campground. So we're going to get back into doing, like a regular talk radio show here, we've been just recording the show for the last five days, which means we couldn't take phone calls. The phones are open. Again, the toll free numbers, eight fifty five four fifty free, and again, discord, discord FM. That's actually we're going to the phones here. I to Michael w dean, who listeners may recall longer time listeners may recall as the host of the freedom fiends. Michael, welcome back to freetalklive. Hey, it's good to be here. How do I sound on your discord? You sound great. But you sound a little a little rough, but imagine because you're probably not. Well, yeah, I've been sick on off for five years, forty four and three quarters years, kind of hard to say when I really started. Sick although. I mean, it goes back, I smoked two packs a day for thirty years. I don't recommend that, and I quit about five years ago, actually, I quit about seven years ago in the vape for couple years. And then about five years ago started getting really sick all the time and started seeing Dr finally, for really the first time my life, having a regular doctor since I was a kid and had a lot wrong with me ended up on oxygen oxygen therapy have head a pump that pulls it out of the air action concentrator, and I breathe it have to be on it at night on c-pap on oxygen during the day, a lot of time. Not always good days and bad days in every day is one of them pretty much. And you have to have the bottled oxygen the metal the metal bottles that rent to go out of the house. Did it to myself, but I'm trying to get better? And I haven't getting. But I've done everything I had to do like everything doctors told me everything I researched, it made sense. And is really the only thing that really took it over the top was getting oil, which is non non psychoactive derivative of hemp, and marijuana in my, my state Wyoming, two months ago, made it legal, I didn't know legal till I heard had on the radio house after the free. I think they passed it here because of federally past the farm, Bill in December made it legal nationally and in several states still fell in some states like end in my state in this state. Somebody got arrested for it, when they are selling it in the store and bought, it stores stopped selling because they were told it was specifically not legal and some really cool ranch Slater's as I call them the legislators here. Led by guiding Tyler Lindholm got these stuff specifically legal two months ago. And I got on it. And. Overnight is a term that's used a lot. I sound like an ad on the radio but overnight amazing difference. The main difference condition that it's relieving for you. Exactly. Basically, inflammation of everything. I have something called something called levels, which are basically, how inflamed your body is at its base. And like average, for person healthy persons, seventy-five. And mine was like fourteen hundred twelve hundred fourteen hundred. To where something that would normally not bother a person with allergies. Would bother me a lot because my baseline was so low ended up in the ER lot. Just basically coughed for years. My wife my wife's response to this whole thing is the silence is deafening because I used to in a good way because I used to be. Helping you to prevent. Yeah. I have emphysema Hasmah gird apnea, sleep apnea, central sleep out the on top of apnea is when you know you're fat, and your your air has trouble getting down at night. Central Appalachia is a brain condition where your brain just doesn't want you to breeze. My, my sleep study. They said, I had more if events of interruption of sleep than ever seen. Wow, drew four hundred forty five per hour, where I stopped reading if you're interrupting your sleep like death and you can't be getting any good sleep. You're probably not getting to rent cycle, and right, right. You're must feel. Must be such secret sicker. Yeah. I'm still sick. I still have emphysema. I still have permanent lung damage etcetera, but I'm not coughing overtime. I was coughing on off in half hour spurts from time to time to sleep. I broke a rib. I cracked a rib coughing I passed out and broke my nose coughing. Wow. I got I got a a hernia that required surgery coughing. And you only things that really worked oxygen, which is cheap. But that I had to buy new oxygen concentrator recently. Because mine was dying, and it's not covered by insurance because I bought it through insurance I paid five hundred and fifty bucks instead of going out and letting insurance pay then Bill me the difference, paying four thousand dollars insurance does, so I got on TV, and I'm not coughing. And in what way are is the CBD delivered is a pill. I take tincture mixture of it in oil with a little alcohol and put that on your tongue or. Yeah. Okay. People can vape it but I can't vape injure. They save aping is the best most bioactive way to do it. But it seems kind of weird to treat lung problems with. So take the CBD and you notice the difference. How quickly. Within three or four hours. Unreal. I mean, I'm not coughing all the time. I coughed like. Thirty seconds today. So you'd have been coughing if you weren't on CBD in coffin during this call multiple time. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. I've heard I've heard all kinds of good things about CBD then I took it at one point. And I'm like, maybe I got a bad batch or something. But it didn't help me at all with pain management. But that doesn't mean that I mean in your case it sounds like it's helping you greatly. Yeah. I mean, I can't really speak to the pain management of it. A lot of people say it does help for that. I don't I'm not really in pain. I can't breathe like, hold your nose and don't breathe for thirty or forty seconds. And that's kind of how I feel a lot of times at base level. The only pain I've had is from things done to me like cracks, rib, hurts broken nose hurts. But in general, this is as knowing and debilitating pain, but it's not really paying is not being able to breathe and coughing all the time. Yeah. I was really skeptical about this. I mean, I've had doctors try a whole bunch of stuff like some experimental thing that was a thousand dollars shot insurance paid for that. But it didn't work is every two weeks. Go in and get shot. It didn't work. 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Download it for free at freetalklive dot com. Three talk live and join us. Here's we're back in our key, New Hampshire studios after five days at fork, fast. Twenty nineteen was the third annual and you can go back the last five days and listen to our coverage. We talked a lot about the event and how great it was. And you're certainly welcome to join us for fort fess, twenty twenty two forecast party to learn more fun is not over Rogers campground fun, into port vest dot com. Check out the porcupine freedom festival, and that is going on as we speak. But the way I wanted to know about bitcoin dot com, they just did a rebranding just recently changed the whole color scheme in the look of the site, and I think it looks great change to the coin cash green from these, the old bitcoin, BTC orange. So it's a nice nice, look. And they've also just launched the local bitcoin dot com. Website. That's local bitcoin dot com. That allows you to buy and sell bitcoin cash with dozens of payment methods, and you can do it globally privately because the conversations that you have on local, bitcoin dot com are encrypted the conversations you have between fire and seller, plus not only that, but they, they never hold your funds at local bitcoin dot com. There's a wallet but your in control of the wallet, not the site, which means they're not involved in money transmitting or whatever you legal term might apply to that. So they don't have to demand identification from you. They don't have to know who you are. There's no what they call a know your customer process there. So go to local bitcoin dot com. Get started buying and selling bitcoin cash as we go to more of Michael w dean he's on the line. He is the former host of the freedom fiends unfortunately, came down with a major illness due to likely smoking. Two packs of cigarettes a day for thirty years facing emphysema and a variety of other problems, including feeling inflamed to a very large extent across your entire body. And you told us Michael that taking CBD as you discovered somewhat recently can the tincture so sort of suppling really under the under the tongue can't help dramatically with your, your burning levels, if you will. Right every properly. Yup. So. Enter this fundraiser, you put together on go fund me, which is one of the go-to websites, where people request money. And for usually some sort of charitable purpose. What, what did you go in create the fundraiser for, for money for CBD oil? It's kind of expensive. It's twenty to thirty bucks a day for what I'm using for what does it for me? I'm told that with time that may need to go down, especially since I'm now getting off of some of my long-term as medicines, which. Have side effects like one of them is. It'll make you less likely to get asthma, but more likely to die of asthma. Yeah. Well, that's one of the most commonly prescribed daily preventative for asthma. There is some weaning off those, but they're steroid based, and you can't just stop immediately. Not the good kind of not the muscle steroids. The kind of built fat not muscle, but the kind of help you breathe. Mike. Live a question for you. This is silver, Dave. Hey, Dave, it's great to speak with you. And I just want to know a little bit if, if you're willing to share. I know you said you're seeing some doctors recently about this now and historically were not necessarily doing that. I just wonder if the doctors I know you said something about an injection once every week or two and using the CD oil, how the doctors asked you about nutrition. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, this is this issue with whenever I bring this up is everybody's got a lot of things to offer and. Yeah. Nutrition's really important, basically, what I've done over the past five years is gone off one at a time of every type of food every piece of food, every everything I eat and seeing if it makes a difference, basically, the things that really make a difference or anything is GERD. I don't know if gird is. Can you tell us what that is basically heartburn? It's so severe that it drops fumes of stomach acid into your lungs. And it's, it's actually more common than you think a lot of lot of men late forties early fifties develop it like people could eat a whole pizza when they're eighteen and wash it down with a case of beer, or liquor, when they're forty forty five fifty. They'll have a piece of pizza, and the Zantac and need EVA's Zantac with it and still have heartburn. One thing that really helped me the said there wasn't a lot that helped me, one thing that really helped me was really simple. And it wasn't based on any medicine. It was sleeping upright. I now or a forty five degree angle. Heartburn doesn't come up right? The foods that you were getting off of. I mean I wonder if you noticed it sounds like you took off foods, and then you re them later to see if it if it recreated certain issues, and whether any foods have stood out in particular, that affected you more significantly. Like, you know, anything like I cannot have hot peppers, of course, anything with weird anything with tomatoes Gertie. But the thing is, I was so sick. It was hard to really do a baseline now that I'm on and have less just inflammation of everything. And coughing on be able to do those tests, again and have more accuracy. I see. And I was interested just because it seems like a lot of time, the mainstream doctors are seem to not be very interested in food and nutrition, and I've noticed that as a pattern in. Yeah. Even doctors say to me, Dave carrots and healthy food have nothing to do with health, and he looked at me like idiot nights if I was amazed by this. My mother tells me and I've been told that, that in medical school nutrition is not actually part of the curriculum. And so I was just curious, your take on that, if they had talked to you about that, or if that was something that because if it's possible that getting the right nutrition can help someone heal and I was just curious, your take on that. I've seen a lot of doctors. When you say your doctor, I mean, I've seen twelve different people are eleven different people have called my doctor in the time, I've been sick. Some of specialties like I have an ear nose throat, doctor also had surgery back in January before that I had a really bad sinus, infection where I was having to go and get IV antibiotics several times on the like once every three days for two weeks, then I had the surgery, the basically I had a deviated septum not from doing drugs. I never really snorted drugs, but from congenitally, and that's part of the problem. So they basically carved out a bigger space in my head, while they're in there. They removed a piece of plastic part of a toy. I remember you telling us this story. I think I don't remember it. But I remember my sister said she had the doctor twice things up my nose. And I think played part is left from. Fifty. Was in my middle Metesz, which is like three and a half inches back ways in there. One. Seventy nine matchbox corvette collector, title tree. He grew around this thing. Michael stand by you got time to tell the story imagine. So hang on. 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So, yeah, put up go fund me explained details. Winter, raise money, specifically said this is non non. She hemp derived CBD. It's not marijuana Dr CBD, not get you high if legal federally, and in state, and within about four or five hours. Somebody reported it and it got taken down while. Think I know who reported it. But I can't prove it. You know, I think it's Jim Jesus based on something cryptic. He wrote me that day, the fact that he really doesn't like me feels harmed from something that happen on, on the free fiends, and he also reported a gofundme me for Macy Tomlin about that. This is -tarian lady. Yeah. Yeah. She had to raise money, go to South America, and take a loss go and teach people how to do it. And yeah he reported her for that. That's a shame haters haters, get a life. Somebody. Somebody reported it go on me said that. And I wrote him back, there are other people who have fundraisers for this on there, and they wrote me, back and said, well, if you'd like to give us their names, will remove them to right. Yeah. What? Now what is claimed as to why they're removing it. I don't understand he said because. Well. These companies are always really obtuse. They're really like read section eight of our terms of service and buried in a bunch of things you can't do from insurrections to fraud to this to that was no marijuana no fundraisers for marijuana or marijuana derivatives. Now, this is not legally marijuana anymore. It federally or in the state and explained that to them. And they said, we'll get back to you and the next day they deleted my account. Wow. They didn't. They didn't say we're removing the thing you know you can't do that. They didn't give any chance remedy treated me like a criminal, just remove my thing. And since. Unanswered. So it's over, you can't even create another fundraiser for anything else at all -pletely removed your account, and donating people were donating first day, and then those donations got frozen and its several days. People get the money back. I didn't know the names of all of them. So I it's hard to contact. So I lost money on this. But more than that more than the I got a lot of that back, but it was a big hassle. And it was just a crappy way for them to deal with public deal with the public. What a shame, they're just so afraid of the government, right? Like that's the reason why this. Yeah. The government guns had, but just being careful, I'm sure that within a year or two. They'll have a section on their a check box of. Yes, I'm raising money for CBD. I was really skeptical about this stuff. I'm not into hippy Whoo. I thought you know. Four years ago. People were talking about this. I talked to my doctor about it for years ago, he'd never heard of it. And he was the top doctor in town. He's the doctor that banned the hostile related medical facility in this town, and he was like that sounds great if I could prescribe, it would chant, he said, if you thought of going to Colorado, like my option was moved to Colorado one St. south to get. Yeah. Or break the law and risk going to jail, where would never oxygen, everything else, I need? Fortunately, that's taken care of now. And you're just trying to so go fund me made it. So you can't get CBD. How are you going to go about getting some? Raise money and get some in what man raised a little bit so far in what manner. On the freedom website. The topmost is. Story say today and asking for donations in bitcoin, and in PayPal. Now, PayPal doesn't allow this either. So I'm specifically using PayPal donations for something else for my oxygen therapy. I have monthly prices for the bottles. I had to put a new oxygen concentrator for five hundred bucks on, on my credit card. I need to pay down, they'll come repo. It is I can't pay down, but yeah. Bitcoin, specifically are going to go only CBD amazing. And I sent some today with the hopes that will help pay some stuff off folks can go to freedom dot com, the top story, their freedom dot com in that is where you can learn more about this. Find out Michael's bitcoin address, if you'd like to contribute, or contribute to one of his other fundraisers, Michael was there anything else that you wanted to share about the. Tonight. No man, I didn't believe in this and it worked. And if if you know somebody that has inflammation based illnesses, I would look into this. Thank you. Thank you, Mike Ilene, best of luck. Thanks for the update. Thanks for the story. I'm sorry to hear that happened to you. That's Michael freedom. Fiends dot com on our discord, call in line room. I think he's right. That go fund me will at some point or another back off all this that in the meantime, people are going to suffer probably. 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Government currencies backed by nothing will back their currency. Right. So instead of being backed by nothing. It's backed by something that is backed by nothing. Well, we'll get into a little bit more here. Fun. This is a whole new species. Stupid negative is a positive positive. I don't even know the math. Four fifty free. It is free talk live more coming up since time began tyrants had taken aim that personal liberties. Now there's an that games back the government has no more right to tell us what to put in our bodies than they have to take our guns or tell us, what books we can read six drug. Police were eaten by bears while rating marijuana farm on your journey hippies. Today. Many cups enforce putt laws, do so only because it provides them with cushy jobs, good benefits and a chance to push people around. I was an undercover. Narcotics officer, the drug war is nothing but a farce the second amendment says you got to keep you engine intact. 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There was a time when the US dollar was I it was a paper representation of silver, and then it became a paper representation of nothing and then it became a paper representation of digital currency also other digital currencies that you might think of pay pal is largely. A digital currency you can get some dollars out of it, and turn them into things and stuff like that. But it's largely digital other things you know when you play that little game where you little your little guy to jump up and down on that thing, and it produces coins ping Jing, Mario brothers. Whatever it is also digital currencies. Right. Like you know if if in in the game you can buy a special hat for your little guy. You've just purchase something with the digital currency in Romero brothers video game real life. That's what I mean. The digital currency is just a digital currency. One of the reasons for crypto currency is allows open source, which this is not, and we're not sure on that yet. Okay. We suspect it will not be say that it's native to a particular planet claiming the I've got the white paper pulled up here now. And it says the libra blockchain is open source, okay? Now, I don't know whether that means that their software is going to be open source now either way, whether this is digital cryptocurrency or digital currency or whatever, the fact that they're calling it a crypto currency, I consider tremendous now that one of the major companies in the world. And major companies in the world are competing to bring you their own. Crypto coin that just goes to show, the crypto is here to stay, ladies and gentlemen. The whole everybody who said going on its head and all that crap. No. Facebook, now now you can tell them to eat it because they were wrong. And now we know for sure they're wrong. But I feel like I guess the question is, which crypto currencies are going to be the more popular or the more valuable currencies? I guess what I wondering. I mean right now. Bitcoin BTC is the number number one crypto currency in the world by far, but it's lead isn't what it once was only is. I like fifty something percent of the market cap. If you go to coin market, cap dot com, the current, they call BTC dominance, meaning the total market, cap, the total value of all the crypto currencies, that this website catalogs, which is right now twenty two hundred and forty four of them. The total value is two hundred eighty one billion dollars roughly, and of that two hundred eighty one billion a hundred and sixty one billion of it is bitcoin. So it is fifty seven point two. Percent of the entire global market cap. So where will this new Facebook crypto currency and up, or is it even crypto currency, according to the story here, the assets that they're planning on backing it with will be government? Securities and Bank deposits a basket of them. He'll be held in the what they call the libra reserved for every Lieber that is issued the website for the digital asset. Khalib dot com was down when it went live around five this morning. The new crypto currency will be governed by not for profit, Switzerland-based consortium, the quote libra association, which counts MasterCard PayPal visa stripe EBay, coin base, which is a crypto currency hub, if you will. It's it's own crypto currency exchange. It's one of the more popular and long running kind of introduction to crypto currency websites, sort of the big Bank of crypto. So it's interesting that they do have coined base involved in this association. It is interesting. I actually started using some coin base, and I got a lot of flack from folks, Dave, that's really dangerous because you don't actually possess it's like paper silver. But in this case in crypto version actually possessed, the bitcoin you just possess. Account the possess. When you say, like I'd like to withdraw and hopefully, they have it loan it to somebody else. Exactly, you don't know what they're doing with your money. And if they want to lock your account down and give it to the government, it's nothing you can do about it. So when you're holding it in your own crypto currency while at you're better off. But of course, is the Facebook crypt so called crypto going to be acceptable in other wallets or will it only be useful within the official Facebook crypto, well at this ca- libra, I guess is what they're calling it. So according to the story, Facebook extensively, plans to expand the association to around one hundred founding members by the time of Lieber launch in the first half of twenty twenty so we're about maybe a year out from this thing, actually being accessible by the average user and the white paper notes that quote, while the final decision making thirty rests with the association. Facebook is expected to maintain a leadership role through twenty nineteen Facebook created ca libra regulated. Sa-. City to ensure separation between social and financial data and to build an operator services on its behalf on top of the LeBron network. Libra association itself is governed by the libra as council, the council's members initially are the founding members each of which runs validate or note on the network, and was notably required to make a minimum investment of ten million dollars to seal the position, each ten million dollar investment secures an entity one vote on the council per Facebook. Follow this one per Facebook. What does that mean? This is. That's required. So twenty-five initial members on this association at ten million a piece ten million apiece. Dollars. Correct each one of them runs, a node any one of them has vote. Facebook is also revealed the release of the libra investment token distinct from you think they'd trade node for twenty five million dollars in free talk live advertising. Would you really want to get a piece of this? This is going to be pretty big. Facebook's company. Backed by the evil government. It's going to be pretty power, a big company, but every product they put out has not been a success. That's true as Lieber according to the story here. Facebook is also revealed a release of libra investment token distinct from its global user oriented, crypto currency libra, which can be purchased or distributed as dividends to the association's founding members in accredited investors as libra is not technically pegged to any given national Fiat currency. The white paper states that users will not always be able to redeem the token for a fixed amount of fear. Although Facebook claims that the reserve assets have been chosen so as to minimize volatility. So it's not an investment coin. It's pegged to a basket of currencies, but it's not pay any one of them. So therefore users will not always be able to redeem the token for a fixed amount of Fiat that sounds really sketchy. Yeah. It does. Well, the reserve assets are extensively held by quote a give us money. And then when we feel like it will give you money, some amount of money back, which may or may not be the amount that you put in how you like that. I wanna make deals like that. I'm going to sell you a product you're gonna pay for it, but I may or may not give you the amount of product you thought you were going to get for its there in the terms of service. Look read the thousand pages of. Facebook has become make work program for lawyers in California. So while the reserve assets are extensively held by quote, geographically distributed network of custodians, unquote, in order to secure the centralization, the reserve is managed by the association itself, which is the only party able to MIT and destroy the coin. So they get to destroy the coin. Okay, because they have to control the supply because they wanted to be worth something new libra are minted once authorized resellers have purchased a coins from the association with enough fee to fully back their value in burned. When authorized resellers, sell the token back to the association in exchange for the underlying assets. More on this Facebook coin. 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That's eight five five four five zero three seven three three. We've got the discord call in line rooms over and discord, l f m course you're invited to join us here, and you can bring up anything that you want with you here tonight. You've got in silver, Dave, and Mark. We are talking about the announced now it's no longer speculation. Facebook has a what they're calling, or some people are calling a crypto currency, and it is a stencil based on a blockchain, the claim is this blockchain will be open source. The claim is further that the blockchain is already available in test net form so people can get in there and start developing on it. And then that they're going to be releasing this currency. I still hesitate to call it a crypto currency this thing's going to be released some time in the first half of twenty twenty and. I think that their pitch for this is a nice pitch. The idea that people who are unbagged should be able to have access to easier online money systems. Yeah. I don't disagree with with that. Just don't trust Facebook to do it. Right. We've already got internet money. It's called crypto currencies, like bitcoin cash and. Dash in Monaro, and Z cash and many of these other crypto currencies that are not owned by some gigantic mega corporation, teaming up with pay pal MasterCard visa some of the worst most control oriented money companies on the planet. I mean Facebook is a platform for advertisement and it's going to be advertising its own currency. A lot of people are gonna fall prey to it. I agree with you. It's not the greatest idea, Ian, however, the vast majority of the global population gets what they deserve because they don't do their homework and they will get what they deserve when it comes to this currency that Facebook has trotting out in the process, the term crypto currency will continue to drive up the crypto markets, which are what these people actually want if they would do modicum of. Research. They won't they're busy with their lives. And they're gonna take the pablum that is here comes to chew took took it, took it, took it, took it, took it, took it took, and they're going to open their mouth, and they're going to take the currency that the big multinational corporation that controls their lives. Now is open wide here come here comes your medicine. Well, it's not really medicine because it doesn't help it'll help a little bit. It's better than banks tell you, if you're a poor person, basically, you can't have a Bank account. All right. So I'm looking further here at the Facebook website for their libra. This new so-called crypto currency, they are actually using the word. So my, my first concern about this was that, when we've talked about it over the last couple of months is that it was all speculation. That, that there was news from leaked sources that Facebook was going to launch its own currency. And all the news media was calling it a crypto current. And I thought that was. Thought that's premature. We haven't heard anything official from Facebook about this yet, but on Khalib dot com. They do refer to this as a cryptocurrency, there's no particular reason why they wouldn't use a cryptocurrency. Crypto currency is the blockchain is a good accounting system. You can have a blockchain without a crypt, crypt, cryptographic security couldn't you'll blockchain distributed ledger, you could. But why not make it a cure one? Yeah. Why not make it a token? Why not? They even answer the question here and there, frequently asked questions, what is the crypto currency? It's the first question they say, crypto currency is a type of digital currency. It's called crypto currency because it uses a very secure form of cryptography to verify transactions cryptocurrencies are built on blockchain technology and the value of crypto currency depends on the type of blockchain it is built on, well, the value crypto currency depends on whether or not the market values that are not is why cryptocurrencies have value. If. The crypto is questionable. If it's week, it's not useful. If it's not used very often that probably won't be as valuable as things like bitcoin, or bitcoin cash, or whatever. So they say that Kaliba is currently being built, you can sign up and all that me get back to a little bit more here from the coin. Let's see coin. Telegraph story about this. So they were talking about here the, there's a bunch of companies mega companies like PayPal like MasterCard. These are not freedom, friendly companies. These are companies who are in line with the government. They love government regulation. They hate bitcoin, and they love government regulation because that's how they prevent anyone else from getting the business. That's correct. Yeah. And pay pal. We'll we'll shut you down. If they find out that you are buying and selling bitcoin. They don't want. They don't want to look you get on the site and the more of your life. You turn over to it the more of their life, your life, they control. So if, if Facebook decides that for whatever reason it doesn't want to deal with crypto currency said isn't change my life at all because I almost, I only use Facebook to advertise free talk live, basically. And then look at some pictures for kids and stuff like that. But, you know, a lot of people spend a lot of time on the site, a lot, they spent poor emotional energy into this site. And yeah, that's going to be meaningful to them when that happens the white paper states, according to coin, telegraph dot com. Quote since authorized resellers will always be able to sell libra coins to the reserve at a price equal to the value of the basket the basket being a basket of world currencies. The Lieber reserve acts, as a, quote buyer of last resort doesn't that sound like. The Federal Reserve. That's what the Federal Reserve is the buyer of last resort for the US dollar. Facebook further notes software that implements the libra blockchain is open source in order to create an interoperable ecosystem financial services in broaden, inclusion let's explain why this is. So let's say you wanted to make a crypto currency for yourself today. If you wanna make that crypto currency worth one dollar now this is the sensually what they're doing. They're trying to mitigate the ups and downs of the forex, the foreign exchange market by saying, well, make make dollars and pound sterling and euros and maybe some rubles thrown in there, whatever. Right. But basically, that's what they're doing. So you wanna make your crypto currency worth one dollar. First thing you have to do is get somebody who's willing to spend some money on your crypto currency Facebook has that accomplished. No problem then now either at this point, your currency is worth more or less than a dollar, if it is worth more than a dollar, then you need to print, quote, unquote. Quote, create more of your crypto currency so that it is now diluted to the point that all each one of your units. Crypto currency is worth one dollar right? All right. And then, but if you're crypto currency is worth less than one dollar as per the market is demand right now. Then you need to destroy cryptocurrency, and they have that ability. That's what that's what they're buyer of last resort thing. Means they take the stuff in they destroy it. And then they raise the value to the point that each of them is worth a dollar. So this is just a destruction creation machine in order to create a stable, coin, we of which we already have mirror several that actually sounds exactly like what they did with the dollar when they created the Federal Reserve to begin with. They said, well, in order to prevent a Bank run or run on the Bank. They needed to have a continuous supply or restriction on the flow of whatever the currency was created the Federal Reserve notes and made a central. Bank so that they could supply currency or deny currency to banks on a federal or national level of sounds like Facebook wants to be the new digital federal that. The new global Federal Reserve. Yeah. I mean at this point they control people's emotional lives, so greatly that people are going to therapy in order to handle their Facebook accounts. Really? Yeah. That's what's happening. I mean, they're talking about depression, that Senator around social media, right? Yeah. 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Slow me down, stop me, if the seems complex Lieber, they say is designed to be a stable, digital cryptocurrency up that will be fully backed by Dave based on say, Fiat currencies, which of course, are moving all the time. Right. That will be fully backed by a reserve of real assets. Real meaning government money that people consider to be ill. But we know this is not diamonds gold. This is not Bangladeshi internet's say specify, they specify coming up that it's not it's definitely not gold that. So they. Call the reserve, the Lieber reserve and supported by competitive network of exchanges buying and selling libra. That means anyone with libra has a high degree of sure, but not a total degree of assurance high degree of assurance that they can convert their digital currency into local Fiat currency based on exchange rate, just like exchanging one currency for another win traveling. This approach is similar to how other currencies were introduced in the past to help instill trust in a new currency and gain widespread adoption during infancy its infancy. It was guaranteed that country's notes could be traded in for real assets such as gold. Right, instead of backing libra with gold, though, it will be backed by collection of low volatility assets, such as Bank deposits, and short term, government securities in currencies from stable and reputable central banks. Yes, it is important to highlight that this means one Lieber. Will not always be able to convert into the same amount of a given local currency, meaning that libra they say is not a pig to a single currency rather, as the value of the underlying assets moves the value of one LeBron, any local currency may fluctuate. However, the reserve assets are being chosen to minimize volatility, so holders of libra can trust the currencies ability to preserve value over time the assets in the libra reserve will be held by geographically distributed network of custodians with investment grade credit rating to provide both security and decentralisation of the assets. So that doesn't sound like a terrible idea to have decentralisation of whatever these assets are. But if all the assets are government related securities, or whatever that is. You know, I'm not sure I don't know exactly what all that means. Short term, government securities while short-term bond. Yeah. To bond alone. Okay. I think this is natural should have been expected is pretty good for the market and all those things will I buy this. No, no, I'm not getting any of this crap, but it doesn't really have a chance of increasing in value. Right. Like they wanted to be stable. So what's the point of buying it? The point of buying it. I guess is that they'll probably, my guess, is that they will offer some kind of discount in their advertising services for the use of this currency. Okay. Or get get some of their partners to offer discounts like is one of the, the libra partner association partner. So if you pay with the libra you might get five percent off your bride or something like that. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's right. I mean, I think mostly they're trying to catch onto the wave of crypto currencies. They see the value for themselves. They want to see how to cash in their attempting to do that. They're probably it's probably going to work, and that will be good for Facebook and the node holder to their credit. If you're gonna have currency, it would make more sense, to have a basket of them rather than just one of them. Right. So there's some. Yeah. That's not a terrible idea there. They do say here, the assets behind libra are the major difference between it and many existing crypto currencies that lack such intrinsic value. And hence have prices that fluctuate significantly based on speculations libra is indeed, a crypto currency, though, by virtue of that, it inherits several attractive properties of these new digital currencies the ability to send money quickly, the security of cryptography, and the freedom to easily transmit funds across borders, just as people can. And they do say in another place here that Facebook is is looking to muscle in on the. Witnesses market. And if that's the case, and that's not a bad thing, either, if they're going to be able to compete with with Western Union or money gram, and dramatically lower the cost of sending value, even though it's in something that we consider to be inferior to the original crypto current that, that could still help people in developing nations in the une banked actually transfer value. You know, internationally, one of the price. Yeah, one of the things about sort of using crypto currency say, say you're trying to send somebody that, you know, in Africa. Digital current excuse me. Crypto currency through their Facebook's IM thing. So working out this deal, Facebook can likely take it, turn it from US dollars into shillings, if it's Uganda, for instance, and make that relatively easy for you. Whereas bitcoin doesn't have the infrastructure a little trickier. You got to go on a website like local bitcoin dot com. Find somebody who wants to buy the bitcoin, just like you did tonight debut found that Mark wants to buy some bitcoin cash from you. Yes. That worked pretty good that happen. Of course, the more people want. Crypto currencies liked bitcoin cash or others than the easier. It becomes to find and will Facebook's libra take the interest away from bitcoin, or will it help bitcoin, develop more interest. 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