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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we talk about, of all things, Burning Man.
First up, former Met and Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen joins the show to discuss his time in New York, the changes in the game since he played, and what he thinks of the Mets' current starting pitching. (1:12)
Next, Steve Sypa goes over the final Minor League players of the week for 2018. (19:56)
Brian Salvatore and Rob Wolff discuss the recent run of great starting pitching, as well as the plan for David Wright. (34:45)
Finally, Allison McCague brings us an exceptionally pleasant version of the Nimmometer and the deGrometer, including a game where Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom combined for practically the entire win. (1:18:41)
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Greg, Josh, and Nick take a look at the last week and a half of the Blue Jays season. They discuss the Josh Donaldson trade in depth, including looking at the legality of it, the emotional reaction, and the quality of the return: Julian "PTBNL" Merryweather. They also discuss the Curtis Granderson trade, Rowdy Tellez' incredible debut run, playing time and outlook for other Jays callups, a mini-debate about calling up Vlad Jr., a look at John Gibbons' future, and the lack of useful projections for Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez going forward. They also answer listener questions and give a Gold Star to Todd Frazier.
It's been a difficult year, but the last month hasn't been so bad. A number of Royals have started hitting, including surprises like Ryan O'Hearn, and a couple of pitchers have been great.
It makes for a more entertaining second half and an encouraging finish to the season.
We discuss Jakob Junis, Adalberto Mondesi, Brad Keller, and O'Hearn as well as the very fun near-perfect game by Jorge Lopez.
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The boys are back with special guest Jake Deveraux.
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With Kate on the DL (aka partying too hard), John Trupin calls on staff writers Grant Bronsdon and Zach Gottschalk for an all Garfield High School episode. Let's get angsty.
0-2:30 - Introductions, and the confession that we are all using #OneMic.
2:30-19:00 - A recap of the Mariners' recent escapades. Do we trust any relievers? Does a 6-4 road trip feel okay? It's the first off day after 20 straight games! Where should Canó play? Does Zach hate NUMBERS?
19:00-1:05:48 - Questions! How would a pitching staff of exclusively Edwin's Díaz fare? Which NBA player once pulled Grant's shirt over his head mid-crossover in a game of 3-on-3? Is Willy Wonka Bad? Does getting scowled at by a sitting Senator hinder John's political aspirations? Can any Mariners learn to walk?
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With the announcement of David Wright's impending retirement, John quizzes Ben and Darius about Wright's career and whether the Mets third baseman will end up in the Hall of Fame. They debate the likely Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP winners, allowing John to make his Shohei Ohtani case for RoY. Questions follow on the worst deadline trade, where the Nationals will go from here, the most depressing team to follow next season, which unique team rules they'd impose, and much more.
DFSR’s Doug Norrie and James Davis are back for the MLB podcast discussing a full Friday slate of action for FanDuel and DraftKings. They start off talking about some of the pitching options and specifically comparing Luis Severino and Corey Kluber on this slate. They are coming at different prices on both sites, making for an interesting price hedge option in cash games. Both are big money line favorites against struggling offenses.
They also look at Zack Wheeler and Framber Valdez as possible SP2 options on DraftKings.
Then, on the offensive side of things, they have a discussion about the lack of price adjustment in Texas even though the run lines have been consistently high throughout the season. The Twins and Rangers are both in great spots for Friday. They also look at the Cardinals, Reds, Yankees, Royals and Orioles.
You know the Giants drafted catcher Joey Bart with the #2 overall pick, but was he the absolute right fit for the Giants? And how else did they do with their slightly unconventional selections? Did their draft strategy suggest a new organizational philosophy? All of these questions and more are answered as Bryan and Roger have a one-on-one about the 2018 MLB Draft.