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CttP #2: Doug Gottlieb's Adrian Beltre steroid allegations, Yu Darvish Trade

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Here's what is going on in today's episode:

0:00—6:30: Intro and Scoreboard
6:31—10:35: “Damn Millenials.” Jon explains the need for an abbreviated show today, and explains how cool a ‘mix minus’ can be. Great pod.

10:36—16:36: Jon plays the audio from Doug Gottlieb’s radio show concerning Adrian Beltre and steroid usage, pausing to point out inconsistencies and funny moments.

16:37—26:15: Jon breaks down the various arguments Gottlieb makes about Beltre being in the Hall of Fame. Should suspected steroid users get in? What about positive tests? A case is made that there should be no barrier for entry for steroid users, as they benefited from the modern environment, much like hundreds of other Hall of Fame players from past eras.

26:16—29:00: What’s Hot on Call to the Pen. Jon discusses and teases some great articles from Call to the Pen contributors, the posts are linked below. First up is a column detailing the dominance of the #3 overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, MacKenzie Gore. Then is a column discussing the Cardinals’ decision to stand pat at the deadline.

29:01—End: Jon discusses the Yu Darvish trade, surmising that the Dodgers may not have gotten what they thought they would get. This leads to a discussion on who “won” the MLB Trade Deadline, as well as the “trading season” altogether.