I am so terribly sorry.
That's that's, like, three days in a row that I've ended it.
But, um, back to Justin Turner.
Justin Turner, Eyes aging, getting up there in age.
Um, he actually tested positive midway through the World Series games, so he had to get pulled.
Um, but, uh, hunh relating to Kobe.
He is getting up there in age and his his production is replaceable.
Um, it just it the cohesion is what might worry you if you're a Dodgers fan.
Um, but the big name free agents, we've got J t Realmuto he is.
He might be resigned by the Phillies.
Um, he has not yet signed a contract, though, so I'm considering him now is a free agent.
He is the best catcher in the game.
Without a doubt, he is 30 years old, but, um, his bat is better than ever.
And even if his knees and legs do give out which they don't seem like they will anytime soon, he can still be a nice D h or, um, a piece in the field.
Um, if if a team doesn't want him to catch again, Trevor Bauer.
Um Hey has also 30 years old and was the best pitcher in baseball during the regular season.
Honestly, during the playoffs, too, he was dominated against the Braves, but the Reds couldn't score any runs.
Um and then Freeman, of course, walked it off like the 14th inning.
George Springer is a free agent.
Didn't have a great 2020 season, but people know what he could do.
And he came around kind of in the playoffs.
30 year old Marcus Simeone, um is one of the really nice short stops in this class.
30 year old Marcel Ozuna is is a free agent.
He reportedly actually turned down a three year contract from the Reds and inside instead signed a one year, $18 million contract with Atlanta.
And he is a really, really nice hitter defensively.
Probably better suited as a d.
H um, and so his market will honestly double if the NL adopts the D.
H rule permanently, as they did this season.
De gala make you, uh, the utility man, age 32 is also a free agent, Marcus Stroman, aged 29.
He is a pitcher starter.
Hey, is Ah, very, very good starter.
That's a free agent D D Gregorius, of course, coming off Tommy John surgery, um, is hitting the market at age 31.
Liam Hendriks, reliever from Oakland, is age 32.
He is hitting the market ga jerkers closer, said a man reliever, um, is play training is hitting the market.
Alex Colony as well as the closure, uh, play a pitch for the White Sox last year? Um, is hitting the market.
Shane Greene another closer.
So a lot of pictures are hitting the market.
Shane Greene, um, got traded from Detroit to Atlanta and was the closer for Detroit.
Played well with Atlanta.
And you know, Masahiro Tanaka is, Ah, free agent Taiwan Walker starters, a free agent and Mike Minor another starter.
Robby Ray is a free agent.
Um, they're all free agents.
Those are a lot of pictures.
Uh, we also have a golden Simmons, the best defensive shortstop of all time.
Yes, the best defensive shortstop ball time.
Better than, um, Ozzy's Ozzie Smith.
Light years above Derek Jeter.
No offense to him.
He's hitting the market.
And Nelson Cruz, the 40 year old man with no age is, um, still hitting extremely well, but he hits the market.
Jaak Peterson is hitting the market, although the Dodgers can pretty easily, um, replace his value, especially if they go up against a lot of left handed pitchers this year on Leah.
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Oh, look, another starter. James Paxton.
Um, he is a free agent.
Michael Brantley from Houston is a free agent again. Justin Turner.
As I said, Tommy Lowe, Stella, you NSS fetus Yasiel Puig didn't really play this year, but hey is also a free agent.
So a lot of, ah, lot of pictures.
Ah, lot of closers and a lot of starters specifically, um, are hitting the market.
And if if the Reds want to compete and be able to make the playoffs again next year, they have to have to have to have to resigned Trevor Bauer and probably add whether that's, um, a closer or a hitter.
Then, um, that remains to be seen.
But if I were the Reds, I would wanna resign a guy like Trevor Bauer and then probably sign a guy.
Um, I would probably go after Liam Hendriks or Alex column May, um, and then maybe Blake trying as well.
But they have got to, um, really, really take control of the back end of that bullpen, right? Sal Iglesias just isn't cutting it.
Um, other guys, Amir Garrett has really, really nice stuff.
What is inconsistent? At times you've got Nate Jones, who really didn't have that great of a season.
Also, um, so it's it's something that they're gonna have to improve.
If you're the Dodgers, just replace what you're gonna lose.
You're going to lose Jaak Peterson, and that's okay.
Just find another power bat.
Um, And if if the Universal th thing is is, um is is brought back for next season, go ahead and sign Nelson Cruz to a one year deal.
He's a power back.
He can hit against lefties and righties, and he doesn't have to play defense.
So it's not like you're losing anything in the outfield, um, or resign Justin Turner for another season.
Another go at it.
Hey, would be a great D.
H, as his defense is is waning, but his hitting is still very much alive, especially in big moments.
In October, which is really, really what you're thinking about for the doctor, because the Dodgers are going to make the playoffs.
They're going to have a good record.
The Padres might win the division, but the Dodgers are getting along card spot at the least.
And then their minds were on October, You still got Corey Seager, Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger.
You've got Will Smith and Awesome Barnes still behind the plate.
Chris Taylor Keagy Hernandez as role players, you've got a roster loaded with talent.
All you got to do is find the batting production to replace Justin Turner and Jaak Peterson and have another outfielder for death.
That's all you got to do, and you will be right back where you started.
It would also help if you could either resigned Blake training or get another reliever of his quality.
Which there are that in the in this free agent class, you've got Shane Greene.
Alex Column A Liam Hendriks.
You've got a lot of top notch end of the game, Um, bullpen arms as well, Still having Kenley Jansen.
So, um, the Dodgers can definitely make a run out of next year and breaking news.
Actually, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin football team, Um, is pausing its activities for at least a week and canceled it in the basket game because both of their quarterbacks and much of their team was diagnosed with Kobe.
Um, so Wisconsin will have to wait one more week to play Big 10 football.
Um, that pretty much wraps up this episode, aside from Sean and I, uh, Sean and myself.
Top 10 baseball teams again, um, for for the for ESPN, they have the Cubs at number 10 the Mets at number nine, the A's at number eight, the Twins at number seven, the Yankees at six.
The White Sox at five.
The race that four Padres that three Braves of two Dodgers at one.
Um, and then Shaun's a top 10 MLB teams coming into the season.
The Astros number nine. The Twins number 80.
Customs number seven days Number six.
The White Sox number five.
The Yankees number four.
The Braves number three.
The Rays number two, the Padres number one, Los Angeles Dodgers and my top 10.
I've got, um, the Cubs coming in at number 10.
Although that is subject to change.
If Chris Bryant College Schwarber uh and others end up getting moved during the off season.
Um, I've got the Cubs of number 10.
I've got the Astros at number nine, the A's and number eight, the Twins at number seven, the Yankees at number six, the White Sox and number five.
I think they're really gonna have a great year.
They've got a really nice bullpen with a lot of young arms, Um, and then a young lineup, too.
So they're gonna be good for years to come, assuming they can keep that all cohesive and together.
Uh, and then I've got the rays.
They're gonna have to come in a number four just because of, um there their lineup.
Really? If arose ceramic giving my take away from the rays was they came up, they had a few players carry them for a few games.
But you've got to as I talked about yesterday, you've got a string hits together.
You've got to get guys on with nobody out in the inning on get them around and get them in.
And the Rays just couldn't do that, especially in the world.
Siri's So that's why knock against them.
Um, the Padres were gonna come on, Remember? Three.
I think they are, uh, just a year away of just the same roster.
The same talent, the the youth of this team, I think is going to come back to bite them just a little bit.
I think the Braves were just a little bit better than the Padres as well.
And then the Dodgers have to come into number one.
Um, once again, um, the NBA is going to return at some point.
Um, now there have been plans to come back around Christmas.
There have been plans to come back around, you know, click a day.
Um, there have been, suffice it to say, Ah, whole lot of plans.
Um, based on the MBA return, Danny Green came out and said that veteran players like LeBron James would most likely not play in the season if it were to start on schedule.
They just played basically three weeks ago, um, in winning the finals.
So they do need arrest.
Um, so we have the upcoming MBA schedule.
Being on September 28 will be the draft combine november 16th or october 16th, 2 November 16th.
Um, teams can have in person interviews with prospects So we're in that period right now.
November 18th will be the 2020 draft, November 20th, somewhere between the 20th.
And the 22nd will be the starting of free agency.
Um, the start of training camp will be about December 1st, and the proposed start of the season is December 22nd.
Again, The last three days, the last three events free agency training camps and the season opener, um, will are not set in stone and stone, but, um, that is more fluid.
Sean really wants to see the MBA return on MLK Day.
Um, because, you know, again, the n b a.
Like to open on big moments.
And okay, there is a big moment, especially, um, for the n b A and all the work they've done in social justice issues.
I think that would be huge for the players to be able to return to play the game that they love, um, and live for on MLK Day one of the greatest Americans of all time.
Um, and then we we see, you know, say they return on MLK day.
Um, then you would have to push free agency and training camps earlier, and it's it's just it's going to be a crunch, but I think the n b A could pull it off.
We saw the NFL, really not dio, um not go to, like to in depth they.
I mean, they barely had any training camps whatsoever.
They skip the preseason so you could rush it back.
But Martin Martin Luther King Day this year is January 18th.
That's a Monday, Um, and the reason that Sean really wants it to come and honestly it's a very viable reason is because it would give time for the players to have time off.
You could push back free agency, and even if you wanted to start free agency, you could have free agency on the 20th and 21st, 22nd whenever you want to.
And then you can have rest, have players, you know, just maybe hang out if they want to take a vacation and then you start training camps probably around the New year, or or like mid mid December, and then have you know the Lakers play the Clippers or whatever you want on January 18th Martin Luther King Jr Day and then start off the season with a bank.
Um, so I think that would be a great choice for Adam Silver to decide.
He has usually come up 100% right in these decisions, so I'm looking forward to see what he decides.
But that's going to wrap up this episode of sports headlines.
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