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In the second dynasty debate, Chris and Eric debate who is the #1 player for both AVG and OBP dynasty leagues between Juan Soto, Ronald Acuña Jr, Fernando Tatís Jr, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. They also pick a few players they think could get into this top tier soon and finish by discussing if Wander Franco, Bobby Witt Jr, or Julio Rodriguez have the potential to rise into this elite range someday.
Juan Soto was runner-up for NL MVP as Bryce Harper won for the second time in his career. Mark & Al react to Soto coming up short in his bid for the MVP and split hairs between the two former teammates resumes. Was Harper more deserving?(10:17) Scott Boras, Soto's agent, had some interesting comments at the recent GM Meetings regarding his client's future. What are the chances the Nats lock him up to an extension before he becomes a Free Agent after the 2024 season?(23:41) Max Scherzer came up short in his bid for a 4th Cy Young Award as Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes took home the hardware. Mark voted for the NL Cy Young and dives through what led to his final ballot. How difficult was it to rank this year's candidates?(34:46) The Nationals made more organizational changes, including some to the coaching staff. The hosts run through the new roles including Eric Young, Jr. as the new First Base Coach.(44:24) It is becoming increasingly clear we are headed towards a lockout in early December. What should we expect during this MLB Offseason? What is a reasonable expectation as to when operations will resume?
16:35 - Washington Football Team: analysis of Washington's depleted situation at tight end, recovering offensive line, Charles Leno Jr.'s underrated season, Antonio Gibson and more 33:20 - Washington Football Team: examining what to expect from and for Washington's defense at the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, including comments from Jack Del Rio on the Panthers' potential quarterback plan and on Christian McCaffrey 42:36 - Guest: John Ellis, co-host of The Roar podcast on the Carolina Panthers, on the Washington Football Team's Week 11 opponent 01:00:00 - Washington Football Team: Galdi's Rhyming Keys for a WFT win at the Carolina Panthers in Week 11...and Galdi's prediction for the game 01:09:06 - College Football: GaldiLocks for Week 12 - picks for Maryland-Michigan, Virginia-Pitt, Virginia Tech-Miami and Navy-East Carolina 01:22:56 - Wizards: thoughts on a 112-97 loss at the Miami Heat 01:27:14 - Nationals: react to Juan Soto finishing second to Bryce Harper in voting for the National League MVP Award and to major change in Nats' player-development https://www.tickpick.com/galdi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On Episode 520 of Hittin' Season, host John Stolnis breaks down Bryce Harper's historic MVP win over runner-up Juan Soto and why John Middleton needs to do everything in his power to get that man to a World Series now. Also, Zack Wheeler finished 2nd in the Cy Young voting, a vote that has the baseball world reengaging in a "nerds" vs. "traditionalist" battle. Also, are Wheeler and Harper the two best free agent signings in Phillies history? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
HOUR 3...Ben Standig and Britt Ghiroli started the hour being joined by Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk the top NFL stories: WFT QB's, Aaron Rodgers. Deshaun Watson, and more! Ben and Britt also go over possible NFL free agent signings for next year and the Nationals off-season and Juan Soto's MVP race. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kevin with Jay Gruden today on several subjects including the Washington Football Team, the league at the season's mid-point, his thoughts on some of the college quarterbacks, his explanation on why the Skins didn't trade Kirk Cousins to the 49ers in 2017 and what he thinks they could have gotten for him, and he loves a particular big underdog on tomorrow's NFL slate. Collin Guttman/910 The Fan in Richmond joined the show to talk about Juan Soto and the back and forth this week between Scott Boras and Mike Rizzo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Josh Neighbors is joined by Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington to discuss the upcoming offseason and whether or not the Washington Nationals will attempt to extend Juan Soto this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A Maryland high school English teacher who teaches at International High School at Langley Park in Prince George's County won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation for her work to help first generation students with college education. For the first time, the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will come from the state of Maryland. Dua Lipa in DC according to her instagram. She was in town to support the screening of the movie Hive, a story of a woman who starts her own business after her husband goes missing in the war in Kosovo. Lipa, who is of partial Kosovan descent shared on IG “ I hope it can help with the collective healing of families who were separated and people who lost their loved ones. “ For the second consecutive season, Juan Soto was honored as a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winner for National League outfielders. DC creative agency No Kings Collective and Events DC are bringing together more than 100 artists and independent curators this weekend for the second Umbrella art show. This massive free arts event will take place across 25,000 square feet of retail space at the new Collection 14, a mixed-use development project by Madison Investments (1400 W St. NW). Links: Dua Lipa Instagram in DC: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWGIN3WMDF9/ Maryland Christmas Tree: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/holidays/2021-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-is-on-its-way-to-new-york-city-from-maryland/3395391/ Umbrella Art Fair: https://eventsdc.com/news/events-dc-and-no-kings-collective-host-second-umbrella-art-show-nov-12-14 Red Eye Market Crowds: https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/538581/diners-strike-out-at-redeye-night-market-swarm-downtown-restaurants/ From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/
14:18 - Washington Football Team: thoughts on the latest injury news for Washington, including a Ryan Fitzpatrick update; Ron Rivera saying that he wants Taylor Heinicke to "play with his personality"; and Heinicke's performance in the WFT's loss to the team's Week 10 opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the Wild Card Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs 33:44 - Washington Football Team: examining notable injury news for Washington's Week 10 opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; how the WFT will replace the injured Montez Sweat; and why the game against the Bucs is a big game for Chase Young 40:54 - Wizards: analysis of a 97-94 come-from-behind win at the Cleveland Cavaliers 48:02 - Nationals: react to the back-and-forth between Scott Boras and Mike Rizzo regarding Juan Soto potentially signing a long-term contract extension with the Nats https://www.tickpick.com/galdi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1:00- Logan Paulsen, the professor of all NFL film studies for the Grant & Danny program, joins us to break down the film for the WFT vs the Bucs this Sunday. 32:50- We get you an update on a potential Juan Soto extension with the Nationals, as Scott Boras was asked about that during a press conference. We also get to our Double Play See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Is there anything more random than Frank Gore boxing Deron Williams? Should the Nationals offer Juan Soto $500 million? Hembo has some CBB trivia for Greeny. The Jets announce their QB for Sunday's game. Plus, Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana on getting older, the 49ers and more.
5:30 Opening night of NCAA Hoops season 18:25 Nats should pay Juan Soto $500 million now 34:00 Does Tiger want to get back with Elin? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19:30- Juan Soto is an MVP finalist! We get into that here for a little bit, as it's a long shot for now, but we get into whether Soto can win MVP in this segment. 31:00- We get you all the highlights around the sports world for your five at 5. 37:30- OBJ has officially cleared waivers and is now a free agent. After it didn't workout with Baker Mayfield & Cleveland, where do you see the former star landing? We throw that around this segment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bram jumps into the WaPo piece on handing Juan Soto 500 million dollars and why this is or isn't the time for Juan Soto to sign on with the Nats long term. What's up with the Mets GM job still being open? Plus some of the awards being given out this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Claims, qualifying offers, retirements and a lot of uncertainty. The offseason frenzy is underway. Bobby and Amy look at how the Nats' 40-man roster currently stands. Plus, minor league free agents, Arizona Fall League players and Juan Soto named a National League MVP finalist.
Josh Neighbors is joined by Aram Leighton of the Locked on Prospects Podcast & justbaseball.com to break down Juan Soto vs. Bryce Harper for the MLB MVP & give his thoughts on CBA Negotiations & free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben & Woods start off with a little "wallet talk" after Woodsy finds out where he left his wallet earlier this morning. Then we get to our Daily Ditty before discussing Monday Night Football from last night and the guys give their predictions on the MLB Awards and how Fernando Tatis Jr stacks up against Bryce Harper and Juan Soto for NL MVP. Listen here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ben & Woods take some time on Tuesday morning to discuss all of the MLB end-of-season awards finalists, including MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. Listen here as they give their predictions, and talk about how Fernando Tatis Jr stacks up for NL MVP against Bryce Harper and Juan Soto! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this show we talk Trading Card Value Boxes. Which boxes out there are best bang for the buck. Goldin auction breaks more records with Mickey Mantle, Juan Soto and Exquisite. Dan tries to dance, Doug talks about D and Crad proclaims his love for the WWE. To shop for new and old sealed wax http://mojobreakshop.com To get into group breaks (100+ weekly) http://mojobreak.com
Mark & Al return for the first off-season edition of Nats Chat. Since the Nationals season ended, there have been a few changes on the coaching staff, most notably at hitting coach. Darnell Coles replaces Kevin Long; who took a job with Philadelphia. What led to Long leaving town? What attributes does Coles bring to the position? What does Juan Soto make of this change?(17:13) Bob Henley & Randy Knorr have new assignments in player development. What is the aim in these changes?(24:01) Washington quickly signed Alcides Escobar to return in 2022. Will he definitely be the starting SS?(31:34) We preview the World Series between Atlanta and Houston. Will most Nats fans be pulling for Dusty Baker?(43:02) Max Scherzer & Trea Turner were eliminated in the NLCS. What does the future hold for Max Scherzer, Free Agent?(52:13) Josh Whetzel, the Voice of the AAA Rochester Red Wings, gives an end of season summation. Tune in to hear how Cade Cavalli & Victor Robles ended their seasons.
Josh Neighbors breaks down the 2021 World Series from a Washington Nationals perspective. He then talks odds. He rounds out the show by saying happy birthday to Juan Soto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Verlander is joined by former 13-year MLB catcher and MLB analyst, Alex Avila! Ben and Alex review the ALDS/NLDS before looking ahead to the ALCS matchup Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros and the NLCS between the Atlanta Braves and Game 5 winner of Dodgers vs Giants! Alex also shares what makes Max Scherzer so dominant, the greatness of Juan Soto and his thoughts on Shoehei Ohtani's historic season! Following Alex is FOX Sports gambling analyst, Sammy P, who dives into Game 5 of Dodgers vs Giants and his handicap of the ALCS! Also, Ben tells you why offense is reigning supreme this postseason, his thought on the ALCS matchup, then lists his top postseason performers, best MLB playoff atmospheres, the best active base stealers and Ben owns up to his postseason prediction woes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Van and Steve enter the fantasy baseball offseason by discussing the first part of the Pitcher List Mock Draft and their general takeaways after participating from the one and two slots. Then part one of their 2022 first-round break down with their potential first overall picks and first-round "locks". Rundown 1:00 Welcome to the big leagues/main feed 4:00 Takeaways from mocking early in the offseason 7:26 Pitching going later in this mock and the risk in early-round starters 15:30 Breaking down Van's mock draft picks 17:03 The first round of 2022 the pending decisions with early picks 18:04 The status of Ronald Acuña Jr. coming off ACL surgery, Tatis' shoulder 22:35 Is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. the safest first-round pick in 5x5 even with lack of speed? 27:51 Juan Soto's walks are a "problem" in average leagues but 1OA in OBP 30:24 Trea Turner throws his name in the conversation for first overall pick 33:00 The duality of Shohei Ohtani; how high can you take the hitter Ohtani? 40:26 First Round locks: Jose Ramirez- the "oatmeal" of the first round 44:17 Mike Trout's "fall" to the middle of round one 46:28 The newly underrated Bryce Harper 49:00 The rise Bo Bichette: Fantasy Superstar Pitcher List Mock Draft Board Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS | Twitter: | @winsabovepod | @Van_Verified | @stav8818 | Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Get PL+ and join our Discord! Get PL+ and join our Discord: https://pitcherlist.com/plus
The SlabStox squad checks the charts to give you the best advice on three new cards:2018 Prizm Jaren Jackson Jr - #66 - Rookie Silver PSA 10 Juan Soto 2018 Topps Chrome Update RC PSA 10Florian Wirtz 2020 Topps Chrome Sapphire Green /75Tell SlabStox and us here at Vover what you're buying or looking to buy in the near future!Hosts: SlabStox CrewAsk your questions about this episode or anything else on your mind by downloading the Vover app here!
-Evan's choice for who the Mets should hire as Team President -Sheldon Rankins Batman comments -Kevin Long and Juan Soto supporting their former teammates See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bram starts the show talking Juan Soto and his support for old teammates Trea Turner and Max Scherzer, and maybe what the real driving factor was showing up in LA. What Wayne Gretzky had to say about Alex Ovechkin and the goal record. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
While the Nationals season is over here in DC the MLB playoffs are just getting started. Stevie, Mat, and Joe preview the post-season while putting to rest a tough year for the Nats + we are watching the Yankees and Red Sox in real-time too! What is Juan Soto worth today? In Rizzo we trust!
Segment 4 - The Washington Business side is struggling to keep up with other losing franchises while the football team barely treads water. Segment 5 - Heinicke made a really, really poor decision and it just so happened to score a touchdown. However, fans seem to not get that. Segment 6 - Mark Zuckerman joins to discuss the MLB Playoffs, Juan Soto's future in DC, Zimmerman's retirement, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The 2021 MLB regular season is over! How'd we do (2:27)? ... Luis Rojas is out as the Mets manager (10:16). ... Top-five catchers (13:47): did Salvador Perez have the best Fantasy season for a catcher? ... Top-five first basemen (17:39): Vlad Jr. is a first-round pick for years to come. ... Top-five second basemen (19:41): where might Semien wind up? ... Top-five third basemen (25:53): Rafael Devers is a rock-solid second rounder next year. ... Top-five shortstop (30:26): elite names up top. ... Top-five outfielders (34:21): where will Juan Soto go in Roto? ... Top-five starting pitchers (40:51): don't doubt the Dodgers. ... Top-five relievers (45:45): Raisel Iglesias was awesome. ... Who led the league in each of the 5x5 stats (46:10)? ... How did 2021 compare to 2019 (49:40)? ... We wrap up with postseason predictions (58:07)! 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday Sign up for the FBT Newsletter at https://www.cbssports.com/newsletters/fantasy-baseball-today/ For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Red Sox have clinched a postseason spot and will host the Yankees in a Wild Card game on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Can you believe it!? Today we talk how we kinda called this months ago, the stress of everything that went down during Sunday's game, if we're surprised the Blue Jays season is over, the unusual situation of pausing the game for farewell ovations to Nats players while the Sox were mounting a critical comeback, how insane it was that Juan Soto had zero hits the entire series, how much credit Ryan Brasier deserves for the Sox being in this position, some very questionable umpire calls this weekend, how well Alex Cora managed specifically this series with the NL rules in effect, reaction to JD hurting himself tripping over 2nd base while heading to the outfield, having no trust in Ottavino at this point, the importance of #RallyCups this weekend, if we have any issue with champagne celebrations for just getting into the Wild Card game, the Sox needing to put up more runs in the first half of games, a big lookahead to this do or die game coming up against the Yankees and much more. GO SOX!
The Nats ended their season with a 7-5 loss to Playoff bound Boston. Mark & Al open with their thoughts on the emotional moment in the top of the 8th when Ryan Zimmerman was ceremoniously removed from the game to thunderous applause. It certainly felt like his final game, will it end up being so?(10:47) Juan Soto struggled on Sunday and struck out three times. Given that nobody else ran away with it, does he still have a chance to win the NL Cy Young?(19:48) Alex Avila had a memorable final game of his career. He connected on a 2 run double and also was given a standing ovation as he exited the field for the final time.(25:16) Joan Adon wowed in his Major League debut. Adon struck out 9 members of the Red Sox in just under 6 IP. The bulk of Adon's season was spent in High-A Wilmington, and yet he played a factor in a game with direct postseason implications.(33:43) Mike Rizzo spoke to the media before the game and indicated he is not planning on tanking next season. Do we have an idea of how long the Free Agency shopping list will be? Has his philosophy on pitching changed? Do we have an updated timeline on the rebuild?
The Nats lost 5-3 to Boston on Saturday afternoon. Mark & Al go through Josiah Gray's good outing, which was arguably his best start of the season.(8:13) The bullpen had another active day and Mason Thompson was the low light as he walked an AL relief pitcher on four pitches. What approach should Mike Rizzo take for next season in bolstering the bullpen?(20:06) Gerardo Parra made possibly his final at bat in Washington, Jordy Mercer's ejection caused a roster scramble, and Juan Soto had a testy at bat in a crucial moment in the 8th inning.(31:53) Carter Kieboom went o for 4 and his average is barely over the Mendoza Line. Is he losing his chance to win the job for 2022?(36:05) Davey Martinez had a notable pregame press conference. 1) He gave a vote of confidence to pitching Coach Jim Hickey. 2) An update on Stephen Strasburg.(45:39) The Nationals will have a prospect make his MLB debut Sunday on the mound. Learn more about Joan Adon as he faces the Red Sox in a very crucial Game 162 for the visitors.
The Nats lost 4-2 to the Red Sox in a crucial game in terms of the AL Wildcard chase. Al & Mark react to Juan Soto managing to walk four more times on Friday, lifting his total on the season to 144. Does Soto still have a chance at the MVP?(9:28) Jordy Mercer homered, but curiously got the start at 2B over Luis Garcia. Just a day off for Garcia or anything more?(15:20) Josh Rogers was impressive for five shutout innings, but it unraveled when facing Boston's lineup for the third time. Has Rogers status for 2022 improved after these string of good outings. Who has a better chance to start next year... Fedde or Rogers?(23:40) Kyle Finnegan was voted by the collective local media as Nationals Pitcher of the Year. Mark explains why the nod went to Finnegan and not our guy Paolo.(29:35) Update on what Sunday's season finale looks like for a potential Washington starting pitcher. Tenor of the game is up in the air, depending on the Sox's situation in the standings.
The Nats lost 3-1 in Colorado as Patrick Corbin struck out nine in what could be his final start of the season. Mark & Al evaluate Corbin as September has by far been his best month of his terrible season. How important will ending this year on a positive note be for the high priced lefty? What are the chances he pitches Sunday vs. the Red Sox?(15:27) Juan Soto went 0 for 4 and didn't reach base for the first time in two weeks. He is now hitting .318; which trails Trea Turner (.325). Should he maybe get the day off on Wednesday?(20:40) Ryan Zimmerman had an excellent game on his 37th birthday. He had a double, an infield single, and made a web gem catch in foul territory. What insights do we have on if this weekend will be his final time at Nationals Park?(29:44) A listener email asking about the Nationals organization infrastructure regarding player development. Our conversation quickly then moves into the direction of Baseball Analytics.
It's coming to an end boys and girls. Don't be sad that it's over, just be happy that it happened. Seriously, we had a full season of baseball this year. That's reason enough to celebrate in my book. Unfortunately it led to some STRONG taeks early on in the season. One such strong taek was the demise of confirmed alien Juan Soto. Grey and yours truly, take a moment to dig in on Goato's second half, and his NL MVP chances. We talk some Shane Baz, a little Wander Franco, Robbie Ray, Hans Crouse, and Marcus Semien's record setting 2021. It's a hell of a show, we even banter less in the open!
Sarah Langs joins Buster to discuss the Mariners hovering around the back of the AL Wild Card pack, Brandon Belt's broken thumb, Joey Votto's bombs, Juan Soto on the edge of a batting title and Bradley Zimmer homering off his brother Kyle. Then, Jessica Mendoza and Melanie Newman stop by to talk about calling Dodgers-Padres together on Wednesday as the first all-women broadcast duo for an MLB game on ESPN, the Dodgers still fighting for the NL West crown, if the Padres will play spoiler or roll over, Giancarlo Stanton's swing and Shohei Ohtani's comments about winning.
The Nats beat Colorado 5-4 as Josiah Gray has been victorious in back to back starts. Al & Mark discuss Gray's outing, which was scoreless through the first five innings. What led to him becoming ineffective though in the 6th? Was it hustling down the line on a bunt or was it facing the Rockies lineup for a third time?(10:08) The Nationals bullpen had a good night as they only allowed one run. Davey Martinez changed it up a bit as Kyle Finnegan pitched the 8th and Tanner Rainey took over for the save. What should we read into this move?(16:03) Alcides Escobar paced the offense with three hits and a crucial insurance RBI in the 9th. We also give our daily Juan Soto update as he currently trails Trea Turner by one point for the NL Batting Crown.(24:57) Luis Garcia had a crucial 2 run single, but made a brutal throwing error in the 5th. Was it lack of concentration that affected what should have been a routine throw?(32:43) Patrick Corbin will make possibly the final start of his turbulent season on Tuesday night in Denver. How different would he have been handled if Washington were in the divisional race?
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss the exceptionally dangerous Rays clinching the AL East, why Kevin Cash should be AL manager of the year, the Brewers looking to surprise in the postseason, Juan Soto vs. Bryce Harper for NL MVP, the Yankees sweeping the Red Sox over the weekend and which teams they think make the AL Wild Card with a week left to play. Plus, Buster talks to Giancarlo Stanton after a Yankees victory on Sunday Night Baseball. And, Boog Sciambi chats with Alex Cora.
The Nats lost 9-2 in Cincinnati as Ryne Harper yielded a MLB record tying fourteenth grand slam on the season by the pitching staff. Before we get into our usual show, Tim does some end of season housekeeping.(5:38) Mark & Al recap Josh Rogers' outing as he held the Reds scoreless early, but it unraveled for him the third time through the order. What was different for Rogers today as opposed to his previous solid outings?(11:02) Only two relievers were used on Sunday, but Harper became the twelfth to allow a grand slam. What has led to this phenomenon this year for the Nationals? Or is it simply bad pitching?(20:24) The offense had a rare off day as Juan Soto went 0 for 3 with a walk (138). Carter Kieboom returned to the lineup from his forearm issue and had two hits.(24:38) Riley Adams was back behind the plate and also drew two walks. Al is ecstatic to see Adams back on the field after the young catcher had been on the bench for the past week and a half. Why haven't we seen him play first base at all?(29:01) Washington is making their only trip of the season to Coors Field this week. Do pitchers have to overcome psychological factors before pitching in that atmosphere? Will this be another bullpen heavy series?
The Nats late rally came up short in Cincinnati as they lost 8-7 in 11 innings. Mark & Al wonder why the Nationals so often can score late in the game, but then can't bring in a run in extras. The 9th inning comeback involved three runs scored; all coming with two outs.(9:18) Keibert Ruiz hit his first homer with Washington and had three hits overall on the evening. Ruiz is hitting .315 this month. (11:47) Juan Soto did not get any hits, but was walked four times on Friday. Hear Mark put in perspective at how he is keeping historical company along with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.(17:07) Paolo Espino had a so-so start and only recorded two strikeouts. He needs eight Ks next week in Colorado if he wants to achieve his stated goal of 100 strikeouts this season.(26:32) Carter Kieboom was not in the lineup and will get a MRI Saturday for a left forearm issue. Jordy Mercer got the start in his place at third base.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss this weekend's Yankees-Red Sox series, Boston's favorable schedule going forward, New York controlling its fate, the White Sox clinching the AL Central and how dangerous they'll be in the playoffs, Craig Kimbrel's disappointing play since being traded, the Cardinals ripping off a 12th-straight win, Juan Soto's second half explosion, and MLB experimenting with pre-tacked baseballs. Later, Todd Radom has the Forgotten Franchise and weekly quiz.
Joe and Mike talk about the awesomeness of Juan Soto and the frustrating success of the St. Louis Cardinals while also offering some expert thoughts on cryptocurrency. They also make an earth-shattering announcement about the future of the PosCast. Get full access to JoeBlogs at joeposnanski.substack.com/subscribe
10:55 - Washington Football Team: thoughts on various aspects of Washington's game at the Buffalo Bills in Week 3 off comments from Ron Rivera, including which disappointing unit - the WFT's defense or the Bills' offense - will prevail, Taylor Heinicke and more 28:11 - Guest: Buffalo Bills insider Matt Parrino of Syracuse.com and of the SHOUT! podcast on the Bills on the Washington Football Team's opponent in Week 3 49:22 - Washington Football Team: Galdi's Rhyming Keys for a WFT win at the Buffalo Bills in Week 3...and Galdi's prediction for the game 01:01:16 - Nationals: react to another monster game for Juan Soto and more from a 3-2 win at the Cincinnati Reds...and react to continued change for the Nats behind the scenes 01:16:30 - College Football: GaldiLocks for Week 4 - picks for Maryland-Kent State, Virginia-Wake Forest and Navy-Houston 01:24:33 - Capitals: examining bad news regarding Nicklas Backstrom and reviewing the Caps' offseason - including some scheduled fun with Evgeny Kuznetsov - as Caps Training Camp begins 01:34:41 - Orioles: examining a 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers, including more production from Austin Hays and Ryan Mountcastle and a nice outing from Zac Lowther Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to discuss the lamest bench clearing ever between the Rays and Blue Jays, the big Yankees-Red Sox series over the weekend, St. Louis rising from the ashes and if the Angels could be players for Max Scherzer in free agency. Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game with notes on two notable 22-year-olds knocking 40 home runs, Juan Soto and the Cardinals' 11-game winning streak.
09:58 - Washington Football Team: thoughts on Scott Turner's comments on what's next for Taylor Heinicke, his career path, what he can be as an NFL quarterback, Washington's offensive line, Terry McLaurin and more 30:35 - Washington Football Team: thoughts on - and some scheduled fun with - Jack Del Rio's comments on Washington's underwhelming defense through two games, Chase Young, Montez Sweat, the 5-1-5 look and more 49:23 - Nationals: analysis of a 7-5 win at the Miami Marlins, including a much-needed strong outing from Josiah Gray and another monster game for Juan Soto - is he now the leading contender for National League MVP? 01:04:53 - Orioles: react to Austin Hays, Cedric Mullins and Keegan Akin doing well in a 4-3 loss at the Philadelphia Phillies and to the O's bringing back Brandon Hyde as manager for 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Jake Arrieta's sub-replacement pitching and the sorry state of the Padres' starting staff, Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, and the NL MVP race, Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and the competing, persuasive narratives of the AL MVP race, and the ascendance of micro sports betting. Then (31:49) they talk […]