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see, why do we have any go and then now waiting for one.
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Then we have death.
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Here, let me get look walking.
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Just so today we're going over to divisions in the NLP and out and they'll east.
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And why? I believe they are the two toughest divisions in the end, albeit more.
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So, uh, you go your manly focused on the questions for the A list and then that one you're gonna be many focus on for the questions.
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The East.
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So let's begin.
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What? So first off, first team we're gonna produce on the l Is this the New York Yankees? So big A lot of changes.
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A lot of differences happened with that team this year.
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The biggest off season move.
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Obviously, the opposition of Gerrit Cole.
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Um, Nico, how do you think Gerrit Cole? Well, I z going to affect their starting rotation and the chances for them to win a World Series title this year.
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Um, I think Gerrit Cole is accused effect on the Yankees fixing it just a team overall, cause he is a pitcher who has experienced and we know we're going to get solid pitching from him Them.
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He also had a postseason, um, experience and success.
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So for the Yankees, which is a team that is highly likely to make the playoffs, it is good to have a picture that is proven himself in that category.
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E In addition, he is a very hard working guy.
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I and he does his best every single time.
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And he has a very good mentality when he's on the field.
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And that could rub off, especially on a younger team like the back.
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Rub off on some of the younger players Earth and help them learn their work acid.
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And And that could just improve the team.
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Just so I just one more question, really.
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Yankees up on That is how the loss of Dede Glorious will affect the Yankees, not on the field, because he didn't really play that well last year, but more for more of a leadership perspective.
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Being a better How do you think that the loss of D.
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D.
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Gregorius is a veteran type player is going to affect this young younger than he is Russia? Yeah, I think DD was a great guy in the clubhouse and he was a really good veteran, which is definitely going to be an impact act.
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He was a really good general in that infield and he So that's gonna be a big impact.
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And you're probably good after, see some of the younger guys, maybe like Giant or, um, or as step up and really take control out there on the field.
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Bill and I think in the clubhouse I think the Yankees have good, like mashing.
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They're all great personalities there, but that I think definitely the loss of a veteran like that it's gonna be It is good of her.
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And in addition, they also lost CC Sabathia, who was another big veteran.
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So I think it's talk time for some of those younger guys that aren't rookies anymore, but are still pretty young in the league to start stepping up and really being leaders on the team.
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I definitely agree with you on those topics.
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So, Declan, just a quick question.
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What do you think the Yankees chances are with the 60 game season? Just what do you think? Uh, compared to how they were last year there the they are going to be this year with the offseason moves and changes that's happened to this team.
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Well, I think that with the 16 game season that's being host, I think that I feel like the shortened season will actually benefit the Yankees.
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But more than a stretched out season, just because many of the Yankees players have pat have been ConEd injuries.
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So I think that with the minimum games will obviously be lust.
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Chances of plays get injured.
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And I think with their off season moves that as the loss of the Gregorius, the addition of Gerrit Cole, I think the addition of Ercole is gonna be extremely bright old Uziel.
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Because when they, maybe we'll most likely will be to the playoffs, then they something they construct dealing with railways are really strong throughout the entire regular season.
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But then they seemed the ball in the playoffs.
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So I think Gerrit Cole is gonna really help them with that.
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And I think that they will probably be more successful in the last if and when they beat that.
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Yeah, so the wear tear of the long seasons definitely getting cut down this year with the 16 game season, Just one notable problem for me with this Yankees roster all around. Good.
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But for me.
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The problem with them is they have on their ace, but they don't really have much weapons.
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Back of that ace on the pitching side, you don't have that good 2nd 3rd string picture in the rotation.
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Teoh.
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It helped him in the playoffs.
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Hysterical.
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Can't pitch all of the games and point offs for them.
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So just one thing.
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Niego.
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Do you have anything to bash me about that? I would like to disagree with you on that, I think, definitely the Yankees, besides Merkel, don't have the strongest teaching staff.
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Yeah, and they awesome, like Deco, instead have been prone to injuries because last year the Yankees had 30 plus separate people crossed pitching and on position.
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Players go on the the injured list, and I think that is a big testament to them, even being able to pull off 100 win season.
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And I think that's part of what makes this American League very scary is even when some of these claims, like the Red Sox, or like the Rays or the Yankees have like off periods of times, they can still contest like last year. The Red Sox.
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We're coming off a championship win and they didn't later that same caliber, they still managed without their eight able to pull off 84 where season.
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So I think that pretty amazing and a testaments of some of these ale teams and back to the playoff pitching for the Yankees.
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I do agree with you that some of the Yankee pitchers are not consistent.
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Like we had James Paxton last year, who had in a couple, maybe like one or 23 game stretches, was lights out with another three game stretches.
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His e r A.
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Could spike on another a couple points, and that's that's true.
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And I said, I think he's pitching staff If they could be consistent, condemn finitely, compete with some of these other teams.
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But I think the problem it's and why Gerrick will help so much as we haven't had a consistent picture that can pitch in the playoffs.
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So, yeah, I think that was a yes.
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So the Yankees are, in my opinion, the best team in this division and are looking to make the World Series push this year with the with Gerrit Cole.
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They have their ace now, so I'll tour making a push this season Now I'm going to go to a another interesting team.
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That's actually I think I might surprise some people this year, and that is the Toronto Blue Jays.
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So they got the they got.
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He engineer you from the Dodgers, and I just think that with the New York, I think he was the most Yuri in leaving and will be, But he had a 2.
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32 e r a.
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He was you saying last year.
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They also Youngtown, Bo Bichette, Black Guerrero Jr and Lord.
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Is your jury Al Junior bringing up the Blue Jays roster? I think they're really solved this year.
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But what do you think the their pitching with the engine you is going to do, considering how some have been lacking over the course of the last couple of years? So for the Blue Jays, I think hinge in re you is definitely really good.
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I don't even exactly know how old he is, but I think he's kind of on the older side.
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So for a team that in the next couple of years, I think that's a smart move because they want to start winning before the after start paying Vlad Guerrero and Bush Net and Lloris burial.
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So they maybe have three, two or three years.
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I don't know the details of their contracts before they start paying those guys.
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So that's probably why they're thinking they went out and got a engine.
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Were you guys who might not be able to last for a long time because they're planning on winning in the next couple of years, which is okay, that's what they think they're going to do.
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But some of their other starters are really like big names, like they have a tenner broke.
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Chase Anderson, Matt Shoemaker and Front Thorin.
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Are there other starters? And none of those guys were particularly like hand out pictures.
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Some of them were pretty solid, but they're not.
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You're not gonna win a championship, and you're not gonna win a lot of games with those guys eyes.
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So I think that good thing they did add Ken Giles after closer Earth.
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So I think that could help Oh, close out some games.
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So I think that's definitely gonna help.
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And as Andrew said, they do have a lot of young talent that I think it definitely surprised some teams with Vlad Guerrero, Bo Bichette, Laura's burial, even proud Cabin busy.
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Oh, who wasn't great last year, but I think definitely can improve.
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So if those guys start getting hot, this is a team that can contend on the offensive side with any other team.
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So I think that can definitely make them a tough team to play, because this year I don't know if they're good.
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I don't They could be a wild card team, I don't know, but they're not going toe.
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Probably win this division for maybe the next two years years.
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So I think it's definitely, but they're still gonna be a our team to be.
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But it's not being pushed over whenever against them.
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So that is another reason why this we is this.
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The oil is it was the hardest.
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None of these teams, pretty much besides the Orioles are a pushover when most of the so that that's my opinion.
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White, the l A lot of probably one of the toughest league.
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Yeah, so the Blue Jays are.
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There will be a lot of young talent.
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I don't think they're gonna put it together like put it all together, make a great push this year they're still gonna be very dangerous this year.
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There are, in my opinion, going to be a talk in the middle of the bucket for the wild service this year.
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I think they're very much on the fridge.
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But I think in 23 years this team with a lot of young time can really put before, uh, ace some great numbers across the board and maybe even be a world Siri's threat there.
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Just if they I don't think they can put together the young, all that young talent this year.
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But in the future, I think they definitely have.
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Ah, good shot off being a very scary Tito Get so let's see.
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So honest eso Just one more question about the Blue Jays.
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I'm looking at the roster.
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They don't really have that veteran type player.
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What do you think that the lack of a veteran player on this Blue gaze roster will have a zit effect on the younger roster that they have? Um, so in my opinion, that sense, some of these guys like black Grobo really don't have a lot of playing time.
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They're not at the stage where they could really like step up and become leaders like some other IRS, maybe younger, like on the Yankees and Red Sox.
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But I think for them that is there probably besides the pitching, their other major hole in their team is they don't have a guy to guide them.
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And for a veteran, they don't have to be the greatest on field producer.
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But if they can be solid in the field and help command because a lot of problems eaten, one guy doesn't black Guerrero Lawrence burial their when they're fielding is the strongest, and you need, ah, veteran leadership in the field to kind of help them out.
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So if they don't have that, that's hard and hard to win a championship and win in the playoffs without people that have been there before.
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If they want to make a course in these next couple of years before they have to start paying some of their younger guys, they're definitely gonna happen.
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One or two veterans ends, and even if they're not gonna play a lot just to be in that clubhouse and share their knowledge and rub off on some of the younger guys, that's definitely a necessity for a campaign ship and I don't believe the Blue Jays can win one or even we make a deep driving to the playoffs with that.
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Oh, yeah, Still, uh, it's just vital because the there you were players for this team, uh, especially black Guerrero are kind of struggling with They're fielding, and I think they just need one of older player in a club house just helping them out.
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Um, but let's move on, Teoh, a team that I think we're gonna go through very quickly because there isn't much to say about.
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It's the Baltimore Orioles, Quite honestly rebuild.
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That's basically all year to say when you're talking about the Baltimore Orioles there in the Rio, they suck.
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They're not gonna put much numbers up this year.
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So one question that I have for you, Nico, about this team is about the farm system.
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Eso way found out, uh, earlier, when they were earlier.
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I think this month that the minor leagues were getting canceled.
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So what do you think that will do? The Orioles farm system and their hopes of getting out rebuild in the near future.
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So for the Orioles, I think it's definitely gonna be a problem because us their team right now where they don't have really a star in on there MLB rosters.
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So that means if they want a guide to build around exactly, they need to go out and get a young, talented guy.
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I but not there, find a lot of young, talented free agent toe build a king around.
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That means you're gonna tap trade.
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So the only way to trade for them, for them if they have a really good prospect in the minor leagues.
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But at this point, I don't think they do.
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So they need the minor leagues.
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Teoh.
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Either get a guy that can build around or get people that they untrained before to get, especially for the Orioles.
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Very harden one or two years onto this three bill for them.
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Um, because they they're missing a full year off, developed with players.
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And for don't players.
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That's hard to just not really have baseball action for a year here and not even like the oil.
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Just as we noted earlier.
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60 games is not gonna be a lot of injuries, but they're still gonna be injuries, and most of those injuries he's they could possibly be out for the rest of the season because there's not a lot of time and they're not gonna rush some and will be.
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Owners are not gonna rush him back.
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They might just sidelining because this is a 60 game season, and not that it doesn't counter.
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It's not important.
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It's just they admit some teams, with even people being out because of Cove in 19 or choosing not a flight.
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This is gonna be an interesting year for baseball.
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So if you don't have the minor leagues, it's a lot murder to bring people up and send people down.
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So if you have a guy on the team that this camp plays and he needs to be maybe down the miners to figure some things out, they might not be able to do that.
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And they might have to figure it out on the MLB level, which is a lot harder ardor, because the competition is it's a matter.
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So in the whole league perspective, that's a big affect by looking at the Oriole.
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It's kind of kicked them in the back because they're gonna be in this rebel for probably another year or two because they missed one year off helping put this team back on track, and one year is a lot for them that in just have just sucked for the last couple of years.
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Yeah, eso, I think the order of one thing that we might actually see what the Orioles this year is.
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A lot of roster changes.
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They might bring people up into the MLB that they might not have this year if miners were on.
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So I think the Orioles will be extra sucky this year.
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Just gonna point that out, just tryingto get some game experience in those prospects that they have in the.
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So I would not expect much from the core those this year.
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So let's move on.
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Teoh seem that had kind of the World Series hangover last year that Boston Red Sox, um, overstocked with you.
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Look at their values. Stats.
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There were one of the best teams in the batting at the plate this year.
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They really just put up outstanding numbers in batting this year.
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The area where the struggle really was the pitching area that really struggled at pitch at fishing.
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They couldn't find themselves of their ace.
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Chris Sale had a 4.
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40 e R A.
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He's not this year.
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Tommy John when she's gonna hurt them a lot, but that just kind of picked the season they had last year.
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Just their finishing was business.
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He just if they could figure out there pitching, I think they can actually be a breathless here.
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But Nikhil, what do you think they're Boston Red Sox need to do, especially with the loss of Chris they sale this year to rebound their pitching? Teoh support the guts that betting they have.
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So for the Red Sox, I'm kind of getting a mixed message of them because they went.
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They got rid of Chris Sale and Mookie Betts were guys who were taking up a lot of cats space.
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So usually, when you see teams doing that, they're gearing up for a rebuild.
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What have I forget? The rest are still 1 84 games, which is it's not great.
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It's not their championship.
00:22:00
108 wins, but that's not bad.
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That's almost a wild card and at some in some years, so they're given us a mixed message with Crystal going out for Oh, if they have a bad year this year, they might dear, they might go into a rebuild, but if they can still put up 70 five plus wins this year here, then they might in my kind of one down here and back in the hunt for them.
00:22:39
They have Xander, Bogaerts and Rafael.
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The efforts in those two guys last year were outstanding.
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Rafael Devers hit 3 11 32 home runs in 115 are beyond and there, and there were no guards.
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Was very similar.
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Reno, 9 33 home runs, 117 are guys those and those guys are young, like the both of those guys air in there earlier, mid twenties and they're they're gonna be there for a while and that they have two guys to build.
00:23:13
So, like I said, they got figure out pitching last year and water re guez was pretty solid with 19 and six three 81 E R.
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A. And 213.
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That's not bad.
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So that's definitely a gun.
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I kind of took over the eighth position.
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Um, last year, um, listen of all the with another like big guy that they had in their location, but last year he only had two wins, one loss, up 5.
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99 basically six year right and 70 case.
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Now he only played in 23 games and start, but it 12 of them cause of injuries and stuff.
00:24:01
But so if he can, if he can, because Nathan evolved has been plagued by injuries.
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I think he had two or three Tommy Johns, which most pictures can't do.
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Most players can't do that.
00:24:14
So for them, if he can stay healthy and click more than 23 games, they start more than 12.
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And if you figured it out, he could be solid.
00:24:26
And those are two solid pictures Earth that they can have in their location.
00:24:32
No Chris Sale.
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He's out when Tom was not.
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But if they have those two guys and they pitch all of this year and the crystal comes back next year, that team can already be back in the playoff hunt.
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They beside Rafael Devers and Xander Bogart.
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They had solo that offense of stats all around, the center said.
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They were one of the best offensive teams.
00:24:56
Seems they have Christian Vazquez, who broke out last year, a really good year.
00:25:01
They also they they've done kind of a platoon and, like, kind of slop people out, out, like first base.
00:25:10
But I think Mitch Moreland this year is going to get most of the playing, and so he can definitely improve what we still saw.
00:25:18
They have Michael Choppers at second base Ace.
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He had very similar staff, too.
00:25:24
Mitch Moreland, 2 50 The two batting average in the two fifties um, they both had.
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They had close to 20 home runs and they both had 58 ribbies.
00:25:38
So those are solid guys and they saw and they both can play defense.
00:25:44
So they're good at that situation, then our outfield, if kind of getting old was answer.
00:25:53
Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr Look there to solid guys who are veterans have playoff experience and that can help this team.
00:26:02
And then they also maybe Martinez, who was really good last year, too, with three or four average 36 105 r B A.
00:26:10
So they're still a solid team.
00:26:13
If they consider your pitching out, they could be back in the playoff, maybe even a World Series hunt next year here.
00:26:22
So I think this year they might have probably another mid eighties, um, winds like, but so if they do that again, I think next year they'll probably be back in the playoffs writing style.
00:26:39
But if they always something come out really bad 500 then maybe they might have to think about going into a rebuild.
00:26:49
So I think the Red Sox are one of the teams that have a lot riding on this short season.
00:26:57
So I think it's something we just have to wait and see.
00:27:01
And I think, um, the Red Sox future.
00:27:07
So basically, what you said was everything that needed to be said about the Red Sox.
00:27:14
They're pretty solid field.
00:27:17
They pretty solid outfield getting older.
00:27:20
You have good talent in the infield of baton play.
00:27:24
Is just there a pigeon that they need to work on? Uh huh.
00:27:27
Um, we're going over the final team in the L East Tampa Bay Rays, So just looking at the example Berries.
00:27:35
Last year they created this bull can throughout the whole lining style of quick, which was interesting.
00:27:46
The watch just a women out there.
00:27:50
You you have some great town of prop the border of Austin Meadows, most notably do you know anyone? Average at 33 home runs with a nine r B I's and ninth meant to O. P s.
00:28:02
And he was putting up solid numbers.
00:28:04
Ah, very good year.
00:28:05
For the last year, though, they remain pitching style.
00:28:09
I have just have one question for this team and their main pitching style, which is the bullpen throughout the whole nine innings.
00:28:16
How do you think is gonna be affected by the new three batters faced rule for believe this year? Yeah, so for Tampa Bay, I think the main problem is they have to solid starters in Starling Warren and blinks now.
00:28:35
And they even have private glass know who's also saw it.
00:28:38
But he was hurt last year and he still listed as day today.
00:28:43
OK, but I don't know.
00:28:44
Maybe it will be back for the beginning of the season.
00:28:47
So for them, I think the problem was they just didn't have any other started.
00:28:51
That teen at a major league love beside those guys.
00:28:56
So they just had to go to the bullpen like last year.
00:29:00
They had, like Sergio Romo, start some games that other guys that I don't even remember our games and they would pitch one or two innings.
00:29:07
Then they would just have ride the bullpen the whole game.
00:29:11
And the Yankees even tried this because their starting pitching was just not not performing at points and they were injured so they would have, Like I said, greeting the go out and pitch the first still innings.
00:29:24
And they would describe the bullpen and maybe put in like a long relief pitcher like Luis s up or um ah, his name's escaping me.
00:29:33
At this point, he's a young guy that they can pick three or four in it.
00:29:39
So I for excessively big book in times like the Rangers, Yankees and other will pen teams across the Lingus.
00:29:49
The lefty specialist have pretty much been eradicated by this rule, I think, because unless the team Hannis to lefties, it's up in an inning or three lefties up in any.
00:30:03
I don't think that's gonna do ust speculative, and I think they're going to just have maybe they're more solid.
00:30:10
Guys go after these left handed pitcher.
00:30:14
They're solid right hand guys go after these left handed picture, so I think it's good greatly affect the reins and I think they have to hope that Charlie Maurren pitch is the same way did last years since on six riel, five year reign, 240 blinks out.
00:30:34
They better hope he gets back on track to his Cy Young year in 2018 last year and he was six and eighth floor.
00:30:46
I think, for 29 year right and only 100 47 Cave.
00:30:50
So he's got to get back on track or the Rays are gonna have a problem this year.
00:30:58
And they have to hope Tyler Glass no stays healthy because last year, when he was Chelsea, he's started 12 games, six and 11.
00:31:07
78 Yara in 76 case.
00:31:11
That's really aims.
00:31:14
The ER Ray is amazing that some pictures can do that in like three games.
00:31:19
So if those three guys get back on track and stay healthy, I think they're pitching will be fun.
00:31:27
It Blake Snell and Tyler Glass no are not pitching great or their hurt.
00:31:33
We're gonna have to raise your problem, especially with this new rule, and they're gonna have to rely on guys like Austin Meadows and under offense tries to get them through games, and we're going to probably have to score a lot more runs because they're probably gonna be letting up.
00:31:51
A lot does the likelihood of having, But when they had I'm plus pictures pitching the game, the likelihood of having every single one be perfect or really good.
00:32:04
That day is really hard because everybody has an often, if you're throwing nine pictures, even Mawr or out there.
00:32:15
You know, 11 of you guys are gonna be off, and you just hope you're offered to complicate that if they don't and in trouble.
00:32:26
So I think the Rays, they better hope their pitching get back on track or Okay, they might just not have a good year and they might not be good.
00:32:37
And that will give shot like Blue Jays or even the Red Sox back in the one.
00:32:46
We have a lot riding on that.
00:32:49
Yeah, Yeah, a lot.
00:32:52
I agree with you on practically everything you said.
00:32:56
They're they're pitching with its a lot of going to ride on that this season, seeing how compared to how they will do so just looking at the A All these from just overall perspective, they have four teams that are really solid on good.
00:33:18
And then you're one team that is going to beat up this dear and Orioles.
00:33:23
So you're for good teams, which is very high, announced divisions, you succeeding and to win this year.
00:33:37
So it will be interesting to see.
00:33:39
I think the Yankees will be well.
00:33:40
But whoever comes in that second or third place spot in the division that I will be interesting to see what happens this year for the division.
00:33:50
So moving on Teoh the N L East, we'll start off with my favorite team and apposphere he and your events.
00:33:59
So the real the really only question mark in question there is with this team is the pigeon you lost.
00:34:10
North's in the guard, Teoh, Tommy John.
00:34:14
You got done.
00:34:15
Chances for the bullpen.
00:34:18
They got reversed.
00:34:20
Tell Michael Walker who in my opinion, kind of washed, Um, and just your Jacob Garang coming back back up, coming off back that X IOM's had every and yes, hopefully, going to make, uh, just finish your game, the ground trying make back to back, uh, coming up, That that's a arms and Wendy s hopefully gonna make a rebound here after Justin all come back here after just awful season last year, and their batting is just really solid compared to the years prior to this year.
00:35:00
It's just looking really solid, especially that new Universal D H is gonna help them with people. I. J. Davis.
00:35:08
Obviously you get Guess who's back and then Dominic Smith.
00:35:13
Milly did well last year at the plate, so let's hear what he goes to say off about the whole being first.
00:35:22
And then I'm gonna.
00:35:23
And first back if, for our viewers as its best, selling the leagues like the Ale and N L East work for pretty much out of the five teams are gonna be content.
00:35:41
Thing is, this year we're with the short Siri's and I don't wanna have teams traveling too much because they don't want the spread of covert 19.
00:35:52
I think 40 to 50 off The gains that these teams are playing are against teams in their own division.
00:36:00
So for teams that for divisions that are really bad and only have maybe like one really good team, that one really good team could have 50 plus wins because all their plane is there division teams in the Rather division will compete against left for the day on.
00:36:18
And Alex, especially these are gonna be hard seasons because they gonna have to play against really competitive teams side six of the time.
00:36:30
So and if the if teens at some of these teams, like maybe the Yankees are I don't know, you think top in the e, um, in the n l East, I think it's probably the Braves or the Nationals.
00:36:45
Yeah, beans.
00:36:48
Those teams were going after work really hard toe win.
00:36:50
They're gonna have.
00:36:52
They don't They really only have one pushover team in their division in.
00:36:57
And that's card, because a lot of the winds in the long seasons is you probably get 30 35 pushover winds, and now you might only get five pushover wind.
00:37:09
So it's definitely gonna be tough.
00:37:13
And these teams are not gonna have that many easy winds.
00:37:17
And I just wanted to put that in perspective, cause you might see e some teams that have pretty even numbers and might not be that high above 500 just because they have to play their division.
00:37:31
And if their divisions tough, you're bound, lose So you guys carry? No, I just wanted to point that out.
00:37:44
Yeah, I was very good point there from you.
00:37:48
Just gonna ask a quick question for the Mets.
00:37:51
It's really the only question the Mets have right now is other than your ancestry, this obviously.
00:37:58
But how What does the pitching situation look like for the Mets, with for their bullpen and their starting pitching with the loss of Syndergaard to Tommy John.
00:38:12
So for me, I leave.
00:38:14
I know earlier you said believe Michael Walking Purcell dream washed out.
00:38:18
So I think that for this year, this is gonna be a real test for them to see how well they're gonna before is You're right.
00:38:27
They are old ledgers.
00:38:28
They're not.
00:38:29
Borghi's right here at also we.
00:38:33
And it's just like a waiting game to see how well they perform.
00:38:37
And if they meet the standards that we would like them to and then with the bullpen, the initiative belt villain Francis, I would like to say, is gonna be really help, but personally, as a Met Sam after in the end, when DST also I can't often represents a That's gonna be true.
00:38:58
But I have confidence in pretences as long as he's not injured, but he will perform well, and I think it's gonna help our bullpen.
00:39:08
And so, from last year, the only other notable players we had our bullpen was Seth, luego and, well, possibly dissolving.
00:39:18
But he didn't do too well last year.
00:39:20
So luego has is, and I know you go.
00:39:24
He's expressed to the Mets like Mitt on managing staff itself that he would rather start then vegetable button.
00:39:33
So if pretences and possibly like and when Yes, they show up, they show that they can handle pitching and they just and they show up and that might give a chance for seven.
00:39:47
You go toe, maybe get a chance to start.
00:39:50
And considering how well they get in the bullpen last year, I think that's something that might help us with this starting, especially if Rick Purcell Oh, and my block does not perform.
00:40:01
So I think, as I said, like the headings, Very great.
00:40:04
I think that's is gonna be a solid this great part of arguing for this year, and I think the pitching this is kind of an experimental year to see what are picking staff with the starlings with the starting pitchers and the bullet that is gonna look like in the coming years, which will most likely beautiful seasons.
00:40:24
Yeah, from very big question mark on the bullpen.
00:40:31
Especially us.
00:40:32
We'll see if Seth luego can maybe pitch starting this year.
00:40:37
But I think that was a lot on whether at windy as can perform and then don't Kansas can do well.
00:40:43
Justo, China take some weight off self flu, going the bullpen and maybe free about first and starts this year.
00:40:50
Um, just overall, very, uh, you look at it at like, uh, inside of everyone does well this year.
00:41:01
The mess might maybe are definitely looking to be like a wildcard French team this year.
00:41:08
So it will be interesting to see where we go.
00:41:11
I just want to go over to the team right now that won the World Series last year.
00:41:19
It is actually my opinion going to be, Ah, a big question mark this year, and that is the Washington Nationals.
00:41:27
They lost.
00:41:28
They lost Riendeau, who was the best player last year.
00:41:33
Uh, he's now on the angels with trout on.
00:41:37
They lost Zimmerman because she is going to hey is opting out of the season as their captain.
00:41:45
That's going to affect them in the courthouse.
00:41:47
He's not much of, ah effects.
00:41:49
You won't have much of an effect on the field, but he's going to affect the clubhouse and the mood around the team because he was their captain.
00:41:56
Uh, and you you.
00:41:58
But you still have eaten your Soto ou Turner, and you have shares her.
00:42:04
And you just still have that core players.
00:42:08
I just don't know how the loss of Zimmerman, uh, and Rendell is going Teoh affect the team.
00:42:18
What do you think the Nationals won't like that this year? So for the Nationals, I agree.
00:42:26
It is kind of a big question mark, just like the Medicis tension, because with a lot this year, it's kind of random.
00:42:35
Showed up as final earlier in the backbone of the left, the team or least the position players because But it has always been good between struck Burke and Chargers, so that's always been fine.
00:42:46
But the hidden is gonna be in the fielding and the existing players.
00:42:52
It's gonna be a big question mark this year because they stole.
00:42:56
Obviously, you have many notable players.
00:42:58
They've got one Soto, who is looking to be one of the best players in the seven years you has 30 kids, 34 home runs.
00:43:07
He had over 100 r b.
00:43:08
I see it and yet 150 minutes.
00:43:12
And so they also that many other players, like he said, out of Eden and Trey Turner and, um, Howie Kendrick.
00:43:19
I guess so.
00:43:21
Did you have many of those players that can perform? The problem with that is players like Adam eat and a lot of their players are getting a lot older and other than so they don't have much young talent.
00:43:34
So I think that's gonna have teamed up to see what happens.
00:43:38
It here Because, yes, we hot the, um, if the hitting doesn't show up, or in some of those players like Eden, start toe sane, then that's gonna have this require the Nationals may someday changes.
00:43:55
I think so.
00:43:56
Their lineup, because they can't just have shares her and Strasbourg er, they can't just have their pitching duel work.
00:44:04
Kind of like what happened with the Mets, huh? Two years ago or a year ago.
00:44:13
What? Yeah, he's the best.
00:44:19
Well, you felt well.
00:44:20
The same is defense wins champions.
00:44:22
You championships.
00:44:24
Unless you're the Broncos in 2016.
00:44:27
You really, actually kind of need some offense.
00:44:30
Um, so this is gonna what knows what? You go? Yeah.
00:44:40
Yeah, but, um, So just gonna go onto the next team and that I will point out that I'm just gonna put it the Marlins because, well, I'm just getting them in somewhat the same bucket as the Orioles.
00:44:55
They're better than Muriel's, no doubt.
00:44:58
But there's still very in the same bucket, in my opinion as the Orioles.
00:45:04
I think they're gonna get affected by them.
00:45:06
Um, the rule of the cancellation of the minor leagues just because they read it, Bill.
00:45:16
But I think they just have a lot better and outlook than the Orioles.
00:45:21
So what do you think the, um the, uh what do you think the Marlins are going to look like this year, just with the miners canceled? Do you think they're gonna, like rotated much of player skin just to get some of the prospects experiencing game? Or do you think they're just going Teoh places now with their original service? Well, I think that for this year, I the smart thing to do would be to do the first often, which was could get all of your young get young players.
00:45:54
They get playing playing because only clean. No, my leads.
00:45:58
They're not gonna be getting any experience.
00:46:00
And that's vital during this time for the Marlins, because currently, they mean they have more notable players in the Orioles.
00:46:08
But they sold the how many notable players, the most notable players, my abandoning Brian Anderson, and he was one of their prospects.
00:46:16
Now, when he's been in the Navy, released and he's been doing very well, he's he, um last year e on it.
00:46:26
Okay, I would choose if you want, but 24 months and hits well.
00:46:31
66 R B I's And considering the team he's on, that's really good stats, honestly, because it's going to get production from your other players.
00:46:39
So I feel like he might become sort of the backbone of the team, depending on how the prospect export go.
00:46:47
But I think what the Moreland's need to do this year isn't even take advantage of like the short season and and they have to try letting their players, letting all of their prospects try getting some major the experience because they're not going to get any play playing experience in the final weeks.
00:47:04
Obviously this year, Yeah.
00:47:08
Uh, they're gonna take Mormon Orioles.
00:47:10
What? I believe the world's we're gonna do more.
00:47:13
Get all of the get all of the players that you are hoping will produce in the future.
00:47:18
And that will be just get them game experience and playing experience that they wouldn't be getting because the miners were canceled.
00:47:25
S o I don't think would be seeing much production.
00:47:30
Oh, in the win column for the, uh, Marlins this year.
00:47:34
But I completely unrelated topic.
00:47:37
This is for any Goa and Declan.
00:47:39
What do you think about them getting rid the home run statue? How? Oh, I personally don't really care for much.
00:47:48
I mean, I guess it was kind of cool, but, I mean, I don't really care too much.
00:47:54
Honestly, I think that I didn't obviously big they anything in the grade, you had terrible attendance.
00:48:01
So it's like if you're gonna put that in a stadium, put it in a stadium with his actually people like I like albums have the Apple, but because the Mets get lots of people coming in and 14 was good.
00:48:19
I'm not saying I don't want them to get players, but I don't really think that the homes that I think the whole wins the whole months as you lost a lot of significance with that, with the being for the Marlins and this current coy when they're not hitting a lot run for I mean, that thing goes off dealing once every three games.
00:48:42
Yeah, yeah, you need a run statue.
00:48:48
A pair.
00:48:49
I think.
00:48:50
One game, actually there.
00:48:51
Michael League team had more fans in attendance than they're majorly cheated, which is first, I think.
00:49:01
And you, it's just bad.
00:49:04
Now let's no over the Phillies.
00:49:08
So last year last year, they think underplayed significantly.
00:49:15
Their pitching wasn't there in really of a sense.
00:49:20
J.
00:49:21
Carey at a struggle Aaron Nola struggled.
00:49:24
They get that wheeler, though toe. Nothing.
00:49:27
Help. Just add balance to this pitching.
00:49:30
You have one of the best catchers in the league era.
00:49:33
Muto.
00:49:34
Uh, you, Bryce Harper.
00:49:36
I don't know what happened last year, but he's been kind of on a slow decline with 2015 year, which was insane and I don't think replicated, but he might e I think he's gonna do better then when he struggled with, um then when he struggled last year, you have just your older player and concussion.
00:50:00
They got the rig aureus from the Yankees.
00:50:05
Eso What do you think the outlook for the Phillies is in a rebound season sense.
00:50:09
Considering out they struggled overall, in my opinion, as a team last year, Well, I feel like this is gonna again be leaked the the way I think the Mets, the Mets ago play out this even with walk on purse Portela because lots of the people lots of the players on the Phillies, they.
00:50:31
I mean, they're good, but they're but they're not.
00:50:34
They're not young, they're pretty old, and they might start to show.
00:50:38
Say they make start to fade away.
00:50:40
So, like, for example, Dehu glorious, very event, very veteran, obviously very good player.
00:50:46
But I mean, he's getting older, so we don't know how he's gonna dio.
00:50:52
And so players like Price Harburg is time.
00:50:56
He kind of started to show some faith by opinion, and I like that, my friend. Input.
00:51:02
That's my alertness when I think so.
00:51:06
I think that for this season they really need to figure out who their who? Their players.
00:51:11
They're gonna be in the comings in the coming years.
00:51:14
Because obviously, the big thing at last year was Aaron.
00:51:17
Nola and Bryce are great because they say it made that signing.
00:51:21
And then Aaron Nola was coming off a great year.
00:51:23
But there are no Nolan definitely didn't show, so didn't definitely show the same.
00:51:29
He wouldn't love in the same hedgerows iwas and the previous year.
00:51:32
So I think they really need to figure out how is gonna house work with them.
00:51:38
Because if they can't figure out there painting and they're like their position players, then they might have.
00:51:46
They might start, be away and And my hope might become sort of like a legal, which I don't think it's look Phillies wonderful considering they sign exact wheeler cause you see these teams like, for example, the Red Sox they're trying toe.
00:52:02
They're like starting to fade away.
00:52:04
Their good players were starting to go away, but, uh, they kind of they don't go into the legal face, so they try signing like good players like this really signed Bryce Harper besides acne lor the red sock, the medicines, they still tryingto make pushes even though they had, ah, very media bring your last year.
00:52:27
So I think that's kind of what the Phillies have to do.
00:52:30
And they got a So they got a guy here who the players are going to be in the coming years, because otherwise there's no come like in this talk division that in the Annalise it's gonna be really hard for them.
00:52:46
Compete with the Nationals, the Nets and the Braves and meeting the Marlins in the coming years.
00:52:52
So they like to get that get out.
00:52:55
Well, I just think it was their chemistry.
00:52:59
You didn't really see anything, clicked with them last year. There.
00:53:03
I feel like they were just this.
00:53:05
They are unorganized.
00:53:06
Cannot.
00:53:07
Cleveland Browns? Yeah, I expect.
00:53:10
Yeah, I think they were the Cleveland Browns of the and nobody.
00:53:14
I think I personally expected them to do a lot better than it did last year, and I expected cream of Brown's just to be good, pretty, really soft last year.
00:53:25
But look what they ended up, and the Phillies didn't do much last year either.
00:53:29
So, uh, you just their chemistry wasn't there.
00:53:33
So, um, any comments Niego on just anything.
00:53:39
Declan, any comments before we sign me? E In my opinion, I do believe these are the two hardest things play in right now.
00:53:56
And I think probably this year they defend two out of the playoffs off.
00:54:04
In my opinion, I think probably the Yankees and the, um, Braves Air probably gonna win the divisions this year here because they're both really solid teams.
00:54:20
And I think they both have depth, which I think is going to be important even though the season a short, I think because especially now player gets hurt their problem.
00:54:33
They're not gonna heart back because they don't, um they don't want to, they don't.
00:54:42
A lot of teams are really completely in on this, and it's probably some teams, even if they don't want, they don't want their players rushing themselves because if they do, then there they might not have for full season.
00:55:05
I e o breaks.
00:55:09
Sorry about that, but just first and making objection about class comment that you just need before we focus on the Braves.
00:55:19
So quick.
00:55:20
Objection on Hugo's playoff comment because with the 60 game season in the virus outbreak, they're gonna be playing on your division games, meaning that these teams will be playing a lot tougher gains throughout the whole season.
00:55:33
On a result, the records won't be as flashy and good as teams with us leave with teams that are in worship leads that have more teams that you could beat up.
00:55:47
Meaning that I think, Wow, that while these leagues have probably, uh, two wild card teams and then to really threatening David, uh, division winners in a regular season, it's just with them out of play.
00:56:08
That's going to be in the division this year.
00:56:10
I think just the records won't be as flashy.
00:56:13
It they would be out if you get one of me.
00:56:16
I couldn't.
00:56:19
Now that you're saying that I do, I think for the A L.
00:56:23
East.
00:56:24
Um, I think that might happen where they might only send one on team, probably the Yankees.
00:56:30
But I do.
00:56:31
In my opinion, I do believe the N L East is probably gonna send either the Braves and the Nationals or the Braves in the med at, because I feel like if Philly doesn't click this year.
00:56:45
Great, mighty.
00:56:46
Give us a push over.
00:56:49
And if the Nationals don't figure things out there, another team that's not going to be asked competitive, they're still they still are.
00:56:57
Four solid teams means that if they figure stuff out in what I feel like those I don't like.
00:57:06
The AI has four completely solid T that have less, pretty much right on.
00:57:13
But I do believe the Annalise just go to send two teams.
00:57:16
The L.
00:57:17
I think they could send two teams.
00:57:19
We have this wait and see E, but I do understand Andrew's point that the Yankees, the raise, the Blue Jays and the Red Sox those or teams are gonna be really competitive.
00:57:35
And those are all going to be long.
00:57:38
Fact games.
00:57:40
Aims, like some of the longest games in histories are gang keys, verse, Red Sox or for some of those other teams.
00:57:47
So those games long, they're gonna be hard fought.
00:57:50
They'll probably come down to the last couple of innings and and I don't think there's gonna be many blobs.
00:57:58
So I think these are two really tough teams.
00:58:02
Toe win, too tough leaks toe win in divisions my bad for winning, and I think it's gonna be very entertaining painting, especially for us to arm a Yankee fan.
00:58:12
And your guys both met fans.
00:58:14
So we're going to see a lot of competitive games in that block.
00:58:21
So just quickly, I don't really have any questions about this team because they're really, really good on the Braves.
00:58:29
They have everything.
00:58:31
You really want a team.
00:58:32
They really saw it pitching.
00:58:34
They have young talent in a coup nya and hobbies, and then they are veteran in Freeman.
00:58:42
They have just really good all around talent across the board.
00:58:47
They're just really a big threat this year.
00:58:51
I think they have a really good shot of making World Series push with.
00:58:56
In my opinion, the Dodgers and either the cups of Bruce one of the wild cards teams, is going to be the burgers.
00:59:05
It comes.
00:59:06
It's just because on the ones that to be, But, um, so any comments are the Graves because this there really good, that's all there.
00:59:16
Any kind of like the opposite of the warlords and Orioles.
00:59:23
Really? Yeah, just because I the break.
00:59:31
So who do they actually have pitching? I E have Soroka.
00:59:41
They have also they have it so bad.
00:59:45
What's in them? Um, sure is a bonus.
00:59:50
E.
00:59:51
I honestly don't know the painting to Really No, I don't.
00:59:53
I know they only had.
00:59:55
Justin Wilson was him.
00:59:56
He's in their bullpen.
00:59:59
So the pitching is the thinking is not a minister hitting, but it's It's still still, it's Max free.
01:00:08
There are structural girl Iran, just like there's like four cabbage does.
01:00:16
Yeah, they have rifled in.
01:00:18
Never.
01:00:19
So they ever.
01:00:22
Really? Just so I mean you, isn't it? Okay, some of the best, but it's it's good, and that's really all they and their bad things.
01:00:33
They just really are a very just solid team all around.
01:00:37
Um, so any comments before the end? Just a farmer.
01:00:43
I am worried, saying by who's gonna say about the Phillies ice completely? Gotta go take people, Lucia.
01:00:49
And now are you going to get standardizes? It's not, but that goes president him and, uh, he's is not really solid getting numbers you got last year he had to send you find averaged 25 hours.
01:01:09
Eight.
01:01:10
Your Baha'is.
01:01:11
It's just really solid, really good player.
01:01:14
The high harbor, like requested for them to, like, find him or something when you got signed.
01:01:19
So I mean, that makes them a bit better than how I gotta talk about them, but and so kind of shows how they're still trying.
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So going to we don't know if I exciting.
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These really declares.
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Yeah.
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And re with you, he is the best I wanna be best, if not the best catchers in the league.
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Why The NL and AL East are the Two Toughest Divisions in the MLB

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Declan Luhman @Islesfan

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see, why do we have any go and then now waiting for one.
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Then we have death.
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Here, let me get look walking.
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Just so today we're going over to divisions in the NLP and out and they'll east.
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And why? I believe they are the two toughest divisions in the end, albeit more.
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So, uh, you go your manly focused on the questions for the A list and then that one you're gonna be many focus on for the questions.
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The East.
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So let's begin.
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What? So first off, first team we're gonna produce on the l Is this the New York Yankees? So big A lot of changes.
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A lot of differences happened with that team this year.
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The biggest off season move.
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Obviously, the opposition of Gerrit Cole.
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Um, Nico, how do you think Gerrit Cole? Well, I z going to affect their starting rotation and the chances for them to win a World Series title this year.
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Um, I think Gerrit Cole is accused effect on the Yankees fixing it just a team overall, cause he is a pitcher who has experienced and we know we're going to get solid pitching from him Them.
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He also had a postseason, um, experience and success.
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So for the Yankees, which is a team that is highly likely to make the playoffs, it is good to have a picture that is proven himself in that category.
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E In addition, he is a very hard working guy.
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I and he does his best every single time.
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And he has a very good mentality when he's on the field.
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And that could rub off, especially on a younger team like the back.
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Rub off on some of the younger players Earth and help them learn their work acid.
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And And that could just improve the team.
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Just so I just one more question, really.
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Yankees up on That is how the loss of Dede Glorious will affect the Yankees, not on the field, because he didn't really play that well last year, but more for more of a leadership perspective.
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Being a better How do you think that the loss of D.
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D.
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Gregorius is a veteran type player is going to affect this young younger than he is Russia? Yeah, I think DD was a great guy in the clubhouse and he was a really good veteran, which is definitely going to be an impact act.
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He was a really good general in that infield and he So that's gonna be a big impact.
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And you're probably good after, see some of the younger guys, maybe like Giant or, um, or as step up and really take control out there on the field.
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Bill and I think in the clubhouse I think the Yankees have good, like mashing.
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They're all great personalities there, but that I think definitely the loss of a veteran like that it's gonna be It is good of her.
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And in addition, they also lost CC Sabathia, who was another big veteran.
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So I think it's talk time for some of those younger guys that aren't rookies anymore, but are still pretty young in the league to start stepping up and really being leaders on the team.
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I definitely agree with you on those topics.
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So, Declan, just a quick question.
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What do you think the Yankees chances are with the 60 game season? Just what do you think? Uh, compared to how they were last year there the they are going to be this year with the offseason moves and changes that's happened to this team.
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Well, I think that with the 16 game season that's being host, I think that I feel like the shortened season will actually benefit the Yankees.
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But more than a stretched out season, just because many of the Yankees players have pat have been ConEd injuries.
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So I think that with the minimum games will obviously be lust.
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Chances of plays get injured.
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And I think with their off season moves that as the loss of the Gregorius, the addition of Gerrit Cole, I think the addition of Ercole is gonna be extremely bright old Uziel.
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Because when they, maybe we'll most likely will be to the playoffs, then they something they construct dealing with railways are really strong throughout the entire regular season.
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But then they seemed the ball in the playoffs.
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So I think Gerrit Cole is gonna really help them with that.
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And I think that they will probably be more successful in the last if and when they beat that.
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Yeah, so the wear tear of the long seasons definitely getting cut down this year with the 16 game season, Just one notable problem for me with this Yankees roster all around. Good.
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But for me.
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The problem with them is they have on their ace, but they don't really have much weapons.
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Back of that ace on the pitching side, you don't have that good 2nd 3rd string picture in the rotation.
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Teoh.
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It helped him in the playoffs.
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Hysterical.
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Can't pitch all of the games and point offs for them.
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So just one thing.
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Niego.
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Do you have anything to bash me about that? I would like to disagree with you on that, I think, definitely the Yankees, besides Merkel, don't have the strongest teaching staff.
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Yeah, and they awesome, like Deco, instead have been prone to injuries because last year the Yankees had 30 plus separate people crossed pitching and on position.
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Players go on the the injured list, and I think that is a big testament to them, even being able to pull off 100 win season.
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And I think that's part of what makes this American League very scary is even when some of these claims, like the Red Sox, or like the Rays or the Yankees have like off periods of times, they can still contest like last year. The Red Sox.
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We're coming off a championship win and they didn't later that same caliber, they still managed without their eight able to pull off 84 where season.
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So I think that pretty amazing and a testaments of some of these ale teams and back to the playoff pitching for the Yankees.
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I do agree with you that some of the Yankee pitchers are not consistent.
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Like we had James Paxton last year, who had in a couple, maybe like one or 23 game stretches, was lights out with another three game stretches.
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His e r A.
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Could spike on another a couple points, and that's that's true.
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And I said, I think he's pitching staff If they could be consistent, condemn finitely, compete with some of these other teams.
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But I think the problem it's and why Gerrick will help so much as we haven't had a consistent picture that can pitch in the playoffs.
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So, yeah, I think that was a yes.
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So the Yankees are, in my opinion, the best team in this division and are looking to make the World Series push this year with the with Gerrit Cole.
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They have their ace now, so I'll tour making a push this season Now I'm going to go to a another interesting team.
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That's actually I think I might surprise some people this year, and that is the Toronto Blue Jays.
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So they got the they got.
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He engineer you from the Dodgers, and I just think that with the New York, I think he was the most Yuri in leaving and will be, But he had a 2.
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32 e r a.
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He was you saying last year.
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They also Youngtown, Bo Bichette, Black Guerrero Jr and Lord.
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Is your jury Al Junior bringing up the Blue Jays roster? I think they're really solved this year.
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But what do you think the their pitching with the engine you is going to do, considering how some have been lacking over the course of the last couple of years? So for the Blue Jays, I think hinge in re you is definitely really good.
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I don't even exactly know how old he is, but I think he's kind of on the older side.
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So for a team that in the next couple of years, I think that's a smart move because they want to start winning before the after start paying Vlad Guerrero and Bush Net and Lloris burial.
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So they maybe have three, two or three years.
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I don't know the details of their contracts before they start paying those guys.
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So that's probably why they're thinking they went out and got a engine.
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Were you guys who might not be able to last for a long time because they're planning on winning in the next couple of years, which is okay, that's what they think they're going to do.
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But some of their other starters are really like big names, like they have a tenner broke.
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Chase Anderson, Matt Shoemaker and Front Thorin.
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Are there other starters? And none of those guys were particularly like hand out pictures.
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Some of them were pretty solid, but they're not.
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You're not gonna win a championship, and you're not gonna win a lot of games with those guys eyes.
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So I think that good thing they did add Ken Giles after closer Earth.
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So I think that could help Oh, close out some games.
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So I think that's definitely gonna help.
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And as Andrew said, they do have a lot of young talent that I think it definitely surprised some teams with Vlad Guerrero, Bo Bichette, Laura's burial, even proud Cabin busy.
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Oh, who wasn't great last year, but I think definitely can improve.
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So if those guys start getting hot, this is a team that can contend on the offensive side with any other team.
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So I think that can definitely make them a tough team to play, because this year I don't know if they're good.
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I don't They could be a wild card team, I don't know, but they're not going toe.
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Probably win this division for maybe the next two years years.
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So I think it's definitely, but they're still gonna be a our team to be.
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But it's not being pushed over whenever against them.
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So that is another reason why this we is this.
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The oil is it was the hardest.
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None of these teams, pretty much besides the Orioles are a pushover when most of the so that that's my opinion.
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White, the l A lot of probably one of the toughest league.
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Yeah, so the Blue Jays are.
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There will be a lot of young talent.
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I don't think they're gonna put it together like put it all together, make a great push this year they're still gonna be very dangerous this year.
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There are, in my opinion, going to be a talk in the middle of the bucket for the wild service this year.
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I think they're very much on the fridge.
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But I think in 23 years this team with a lot of young time can really put before, uh, ace some great numbers across the board and maybe even be a world Siri's threat there.
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Just if they I don't think they can put together the young, all that young talent this year.
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But in the future, I think they definitely have.
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Ah, good shot off being a very scary Tito Get so let's see.
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So honest eso Just one more question about the Blue Jays.
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I'm looking at the roster.
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They don't really have that veteran type player.
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What do you think that the lack of a veteran player on this Blue gaze roster will have a zit effect on the younger roster that they have? Um, so in my opinion, that sense, some of these guys like black Grobo really don't have a lot of playing time.
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They're not at the stage where they could really like step up and become leaders like some other IRS, maybe younger, like on the Yankees and Red Sox.
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But I think for them that is there probably besides the pitching, their other major hole in their team is they don't have a guy to guide them.
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And for a veteran, they don't have to be the greatest on field producer.
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But if they can be solid in the field and help command because a lot of problems eaten, one guy doesn't black Guerrero Lawrence burial their when they're fielding is the strongest, and you need, ah, veteran leadership in the field to kind of help them out.
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So if they don't have that, that's hard and hard to win a championship and win in the playoffs without people that have been there before.
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If they want to make a course in these next couple of years before they have to start paying some of their younger guys, they're definitely gonna happen.
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One or two veterans ends, and even if they're not gonna play a lot just to be in that clubhouse and share their knowledge and rub off on some of the younger guys, that's definitely a necessity for a campaign ship and I don't believe the Blue Jays can win one or even we make a deep driving to the playoffs with that.
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Oh, yeah, Still, uh, it's just vital because the there you were players for this team, uh, especially black Guerrero are kind of struggling with They're fielding, and I think they just need one of older player in a club house just helping them out.
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Um, but let's move on, Teoh, a team that I think we're gonna go through very quickly because there isn't much to say about.
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It's the Baltimore Orioles, Quite honestly rebuild.
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That's basically all year to say when you're talking about the Baltimore Orioles there in the Rio, they suck.
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They're not gonna put much numbers up this year.
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So one question that I have for you, Nico, about this team is about the farm system.
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Eso way found out, uh, earlier, when they were earlier.
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I think this month that the minor leagues were getting canceled.
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So what do you think that will do? The Orioles farm system and their hopes of getting out rebuild in the near future.
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So for the Orioles, I think it's definitely gonna be a problem because us their team right now where they don't have really a star in on there MLB rosters.
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So that means if they want a guide to build around exactly, they need to go out and get a young, talented guy.
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I but not there, find a lot of young, talented free agent toe build a king around.
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That means you're gonna tap trade.
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So the only way to trade for them, for them if they have a really good prospect in the minor leagues.
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But at this point, I don't think they do.
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So they need the minor leagues.
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Teoh.
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Either get a guy that can build around or get people that they untrained before to get, especially for the Orioles.
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Very harden one or two years onto this three bill for them.
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Um, because they they're missing a full year off, developed with players.
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And for don't players.
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That's hard to just not really have baseball action for a year here and not even like the oil.
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Just as we noted earlier.
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60 games is not gonna be a lot of injuries, but they're still gonna be injuries, and most of those injuries he's they could possibly be out for the rest of the season because there's not a lot of time and they're not gonna rush some and will be.
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Owners are not gonna rush him back.
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They might just sidelining because this is a 60 game season, and not that it doesn't counter.
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It's not important.
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It's just they admit some teams, with even people being out because of Cove in 19 or choosing not a flight.
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This is gonna be an interesting year for baseball.
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So if you don't have the minor leagues, it's a lot murder to bring people up and send people down.
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So if you have a guy on the team that this camp plays and he needs to be maybe down the miners to figure some things out, they might not be able to do that.
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And they might have to figure it out on the MLB level, which is a lot harder ardor, because the competition is it's a matter.
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So in the whole league perspective, that's a big affect by looking at the Oriole.
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It's kind of kicked them in the back because they're gonna be in this rebel for probably another year or two because they missed one year off helping put this team back on track, and one year is a lot for them that in just have just sucked for the last couple of years.
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Yeah, eso, I think the order of one thing that we might actually see what the Orioles this year is.
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A lot of roster changes.
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They might bring people up into the MLB that they might not have this year if miners were on.
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So I think the Orioles will be extra sucky this year.
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Just gonna point that out, just tryingto get some game experience in those prospects that they have in the.
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So I would not expect much from the core those this year.
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So let's move on.
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Teoh seem that had kind of the World Series hangover last year that Boston Red Sox, um, overstocked with you.
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Look at their values. Stats.
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There were one of the best teams in the batting at the plate this year.
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They really just put up outstanding numbers in batting this year.
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The area where the struggle really was the pitching area that really struggled at pitch at fishing.
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They couldn't find themselves of their ace.
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Chris Sale had a 4.
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40 e R A.
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He's not this year.
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Tommy John when she's gonna hurt them a lot, but that just kind of picked the season they had last year.
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Just their finishing was business.
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He just if they could figure out there pitching, I think they can actually be a breathless here.
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But Nikhil, what do you think they're Boston Red Sox need to do, especially with the loss of Chris they sale this year to rebound their pitching? Teoh support the guts that betting they have.
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So for the Red Sox, I'm kind of getting a mixed message of them because they went.
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They got rid of Chris Sale and Mookie Betts were guys who were taking up a lot of cats space.
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So usually, when you see teams doing that, they're gearing up for a rebuild.
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What have I forget? The rest are still 1 84 games, which is it's not great.
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It's not their championship.
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108 wins, but that's not bad.
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That's almost a wild card and at some in some years, so they're given us a mixed message with Crystal going out for Oh, if they have a bad year this year, they might dear, they might go into a rebuild, but if they can still put up 70 five plus wins this year here, then they might in my kind of one down here and back in the hunt for them.
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They have Xander, Bogaerts and Rafael.
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The efforts in those two guys last year were outstanding.
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Rafael Devers hit 3 11 32 home runs in 115 are beyond and there, and there were no guards.
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Was very similar.
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Reno, 9 33 home runs, 117 are guys those and those guys are young, like the both of those guys air in there earlier, mid twenties and they're they're gonna be there for a while and that they have two guys to build.
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So, like I said, they got figure out pitching last year and water re guez was pretty solid with 19 and six three 81 E R.
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A. And 213.
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That's not bad.
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So that's definitely a gun.
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I kind of took over the eighth position.
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Um, last year, um, listen of all the with another like big guy that they had in their location, but last year he only had two wins, one loss, up 5.
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99 basically six year right and 70 case.
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Now he only played in 23 games and start, but it 12 of them cause of injuries and stuff.
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But so if he can, if he can, because Nathan evolved has been plagued by injuries.
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I think he had two or three Tommy Johns, which most pictures can't do.
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Most players can't do that.
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So for them, if he can stay healthy and click more than 23 games, they start more than 12.
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And if you figured it out, he could be solid.
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And those are two solid pictures Earth that they can have in their location.
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No Chris Sale.
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He's out when Tom was not.
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But if they have those two guys and they pitch all of this year and the crystal comes back next year, that team can already be back in the playoff hunt.
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They beside Rafael Devers and Xander Bogart.
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They had solo that offense of stats all around, the center said.
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They were one of the best offensive teams.
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Seems they have Christian Vazquez, who broke out last year, a really good year.
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They also they they've done kind of a platoon and, like, kind of slop people out, out, like first base.
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But I think Mitch Moreland this year is going to get most of the playing, and so he can definitely improve what we still saw.
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They have Michael Choppers at second base Ace.
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He had very similar staff, too.
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Mitch Moreland, 2 50 The two batting average in the two fifties um, they both had.
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They had close to 20 home runs and they both had 58 ribbies.
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So those are solid guys and they saw and they both can play defense.
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So they're good at that situation, then our outfield, if kind of getting old was answer.
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Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr Look there to solid guys who are veterans have playoff experience and that can help this team.
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And then they also maybe Martinez, who was really good last year, too, with three or four average 36 105 r B A.
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So they're still a solid team.
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If they consider your pitching out, they could be back in the playoff, maybe even a World Series hunt next year here.
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So I think this year they might have probably another mid eighties, um, winds like, but so if they do that again, I think next year they'll probably be back in the playoffs writing style.
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But if they always something come out really bad 500 then maybe they might have to think about going into a rebuild.
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So I think the Red Sox are one of the teams that have a lot riding on this short season.
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So I think it's something we just have to wait and see.
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And I think, um, the Red Sox future.
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So basically, what you said was everything that needed to be said about the Red Sox.
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They're pretty solid field.
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They pretty solid outfield getting older.
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You have good talent in the infield of baton play.
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Is just there a pigeon that they need to work on? Uh huh.
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Um, we're going over the final team in the L East Tampa Bay Rays, So just looking at the example Berries.
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Last year they created this bull can throughout the whole lining style of quick, which was interesting.
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The watch just a women out there.
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You you have some great town of prop the border of Austin Meadows, most notably do you know anyone? Average at 33 home runs with a nine r B I's and ninth meant to O. P s.
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And he was putting up solid numbers.
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Ah, very good year.
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For the last year, though, they remain pitching style.
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I have just have one question for this team and their main pitching style, which is the bullpen throughout the whole nine innings.
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How do you think is gonna be affected by the new three batters faced rule for believe this year? Yeah, so for Tampa Bay, I think the main problem is they have to solid starters in Starling Warren and blinks now.
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And they even have private glass know who's also saw it.
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But he was hurt last year and he still listed as day today.
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OK, but I don't know.
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Maybe it will be back for the beginning of the season.
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So for them, I think the problem was they just didn't have any other started.
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That teen at a major league love beside those guys.
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So they just had to go to the bullpen like last year.
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They had, like Sergio Romo, start some games that other guys that I don't even remember our games and they would pitch one or two innings.
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Then they would just have ride the bullpen the whole game.
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And the Yankees even tried this because their starting pitching was just not not performing at points and they were injured so they would have, Like I said, greeting the go out and pitch the first still innings.
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And they would describe the bullpen and maybe put in like a long relief pitcher like Luis s up or um ah, his name's escaping me.
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At this point, he's a young guy that they can pick three or four in it.
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So I for excessively big book in times like the Rangers, Yankees and other will pen teams across the Lingus.
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The lefty specialist have pretty much been eradicated by this rule, I think, because unless the team Hannis to lefties, it's up in an inning or three lefties up in any.
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I don't think that's gonna do ust speculative, and I think they're going to just have maybe they're more solid.
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Guys go after these left handed pitcher.
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They're solid right hand guys go after these left handed picture, so I think it's good greatly affect the reins and I think they have to hope that Charlie Maurren pitch is the same way did last years since on six riel, five year reign, 240 blinks out.
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They better hope he gets back on track to his Cy Young year in 2018 last year and he was six and eighth floor.
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I think, for 29 year right and only 100 47 Cave.
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So he's got to get back on track or the Rays are gonna have a problem this year.
00:30:58
And they have to hope Tyler Glass no stays healthy because last year, when he was Chelsea, he's started 12 games, six and 11.
00:31:07
78 Yara in 76 case.
00:31:11
That's really aims.
00:31:14
The ER Ray is amazing that some pictures can do that in like three games.
00:31:19
So if those three guys get back on track and stay healthy, I think they're pitching will be fun.
00:31:27
It Blake Snell and Tyler Glass no are not pitching great or their hurt.
00:31:33
We're gonna have to raise your problem, especially with this new rule, and they're gonna have to rely on guys like Austin Meadows and under offense tries to get them through games, and we're going to probably have to score a lot more runs because they're probably gonna be letting up.
00:31:51
A lot does the likelihood of having, But when they had I'm plus pictures pitching the game, the likelihood of having every single one be perfect or really good.
00:32:04
That day is really hard because everybody has an often, if you're throwing nine pictures, even Mawr or out there.
00:32:15
You know, 11 of you guys are gonna be off, and you just hope you're offered to complicate that if they don't and in trouble.
00:32:26
So I think the Rays, they better hope their pitching get back on track or Okay, they might just not have a good year and they might not be good.
00:32:37
And that will give shot like Blue Jays or even the Red Sox back in the one.
00:32:46
We have a lot riding on that.
00:32:49
Yeah, Yeah, a lot.
00:32:52
I agree with you on practically everything you said.
00:32:56
They're they're pitching with its a lot of going to ride on that this season, seeing how compared to how they will do so just looking at the A All these from just overall perspective, they have four teams that are really solid on good.
00:33:18
And then you're one team that is going to beat up this dear and Orioles.
00:33:23
So you're for good teams, which is very high, announced divisions, you succeeding and to win this year.
00:33:37
So it will be interesting to see.
00:33:39
I think the Yankees will be well.
00:33:40
But whoever comes in that second or third place spot in the division that I will be interesting to see what happens this year for the division.
00:33:50
So moving on Teoh the N L East, we'll start off with my favorite team and apposphere he and your events.
00:33:59
So the real the really only question mark in question there is with this team is the pigeon you lost.
00:34:10
North's in the guard, Teoh, Tommy John.
00:34:14
You got done.
00:34:15
Chances for the bullpen.
00:34:18
They got reversed.
00:34:20
Tell Michael Walker who in my opinion, kind of washed, Um, and just your Jacob Garang coming back back up, coming off back that X IOM's had every and yes, hopefully, going to make, uh, just finish your game, the ground trying make back to back, uh, coming up, That that's a arms and Wendy s hopefully gonna make a rebound here after Justin all come back here after just awful season last year, and their batting is just really solid compared to the years prior to this year.
00:35:00
It's just looking really solid, especially that new Universal D H is gonna help them with people. I. J. Davis.
00:35:08
Obviously you get Guess who's back and then Dominic Smith.
00:35:13
Milly did well last year at the plate, so let's hear what he goes to say off about the whole being first.
00:35:22
And then I'm gonna.
00:35:23
And first back if, for our viewers as its best, selling the leagues like the Ale and N L East work for pretty much out of the five teams are gonna be content.
00:35:41
Thing is, this year we're with the short Siri's and I don't wanna have teams traveling too much because they don't want the spread of covert 19.
00:35:52
I think 40 to 50 off The gains that these teams are playing are against teams in their own division.
00:36:00
So for teams that for divisions that are really bad and only have maybe like one really good team, that one really good team could have 50 plus wins because all their plane is there division teams in the Rather division will compete against left for the day on.
00:36:18
And Alex, especially these are gonna be hard seasons because they gonna have to play against really competitive teams side six of the time.
00:36:30
So and if the if teens at some of these teams, like maybe the Yankees are I don't know, you think top in the e, um, in the n l East, I think it's probably the Braves or the Nationals.
00:36:45
Yeah, beans.
00:36:48
Those teams were going after work really hard toe win.
00:36:50
They're gonna have.
00:36:52
They don't They really only have one pushover team in their division in.
00:36:57
And that's card, because a lot of the winds in the long seasons is you probably get 30 35 pushover winds, and now you might only get five pushover wind.
00:37:09
So it's definitely gonna be tough.
00:37:13
And these teams are not gonna have that many easy winds.
00:37:17
And I just wanted to put that in perspective, cause you might see e some teams that have pretty even numbers and might not be that high above 500 just because they have to play their division.
00:37:31
And if their divisions tough, you're bound, lose So you guys carry? No, I just wanted to point that out.
00:37:44
Yeah, I was very good point there from you.
00:37:48
Just gonna ask a quick question for the Mets.
00:37:51
It's really the only question the Mets have right now is other than your ancestry, this obviously.
00:37:58
But how What does the pitching situation look like for the Mets, with for their bullpen and their starting pitching with the loss of Syndergaard to Tommy John.
00:38:12
So for me, I leave.
00:38:14
I know earlier you said believe Michael Walking Purcell dream washed out.
00:38:18
So I think that for this year, this is gonna be a real test for them to see how well they're gonna before is You're right.
00:38:27
They are old ledgers.
00:38:28
They're not.
00:38:29
Borghi's right here at also we.
00:38:33
And it's just like a waiting game to see how well they perform.
00:38:37
And if they meet the standards that we would like them to and then with the bullpen, the initiative belt villain Francis, I would like to say, is gonna be really help, but personally, as a Met Sam after in the end, when DST also I can't often represents a That's gonna be true.
00:38:58
But I have confidence in pretences as long as he's not injured, but he will perform well, and I think it's gonna help our bullpen.
00:39:08
And so, from last year, the only other notable players we had our bullpen was Seth, luego and, well, possibly dissolving.
00:39:18
But he didn't do too well last year.
00:39:20
So luego has is, and I know you go.
00:39:24
He's expressed to the Mets like Mitt on managing staff itself that he would rather start then vegetable button.
00:39:33
So if pretences and possibly like and when Yes, they show up, they show that they can handle pitching and they just and they show up and that might give a chance for seven.
00:39:47
You go toe, maybe get a chance to start.
00:39:50
And considering how well they get in the bullpen last year, I think that's something that might help us with this starting, especially if Rick Purcell Oh, and my block does not perform.
00:40:01
So I think, as I said, like the headings, Very great.
00:40:04
I think that's is gonna be a solid this great part of arguing for this year, and I think the pitching this is kind of an experimental year to see what are picking staff with the starlings with the starting pitchers and the bullet that is gonna look like in the coming years, which will most likely beautiful seasons.
00:40:24
Yeah, from very big question mark on the bullpen.
00:40:31
Especially us.
00:40:32
We'll see if Seth luego can maybe pitch starting this year.
00:40:37
But I think that was a lot on whether at windy as can perform and then don't Kansas can do well.
00:40:43
Justo, China take some weight off self flu, going the bullpen and maybe free about first and starts this year.
00:40:50
Um, just overall, very, uh, you look at it at like, uh, inside of everyone does well this year.
00:41:01
The mess might maybe are definitely looking to be like a wildcard French team this year.
00:41:08
So it will be interesting to see where we go.
00:41:11
I just want to go over to the team right now that won the World Series last year.
00:41:19
It is actually my opinion going to be, Ah, a big question mark this year, and that is the Washington Nationals.
00:41:27
They lost.
00:41:28
They lost Riendeau, who was the best player last year.
00:41:33
Uh, he's now on the angels with trout on.
00:41:37
They lost Zimmerman because she is going to hey is opting out of the season as their captain.
00:41:45
That's going to affect them in the courthouse.
00:41:47
He's not much of, ah effects.
00:41:49
You won't have much of an effect on the field, but he's going to affect the clubhouse and the mood around the team because he was their captain.
00:41:56
Uh, and you you.
00:41:58
But you still have eaten your Soto ou Turner, and you have shares her.
00:42:04
And you just still have that core players.
00:42:08
I just don't know how the loss of Zimmerman, uh, and Rendell is going Teoh affect the team.
00:42:18
What do you think the Nationals won't like that this year? So for the Nationals, I agree.
00:42:26
It is kind of a big question mark, just like the Medicis tension, because with a lot this year, it's kind of random.
00:42:35
Showed up as final earlier in the backbone of the left, the team or least the position players because But it has always been good between struck Burke and Chargers, so that's always been fine.
00:42:46
But the hidden is gonna be in the fielding and the existing players.
00:42:52
It's gonna be a big question mark this year because they stole.
00:42:56
Obviously, you have many notable players.
00:42:58
They've got one Soto, who is looking to be one of the best players in the seven years you has 30 kids, 34 home runs.
00:43:07
He had over 100 r b.
00:43:08
I see it and yet 150 minutes.
00:43:12
And so they also that many other players, like he said, out of Eden and Trey Turner and, um, Howie Kendrick.
00:43:19
I guess so.
00:43:21
Did you have many of those players that can perform? The problem with that is players like Adam eat and a lot of their players are getting a lot older and other than so they don't have much young talent.
00:43:34
So I think that's gonna have teamed up to see what happens.
00:43:38
It here Because, yes, we hot the, um, if the hitting doesn't show up, or in some of those players like Eden, start toe sane, then that's gonna have this require the Nationals may someday changes.
00:43:55
I think so.
00:43:56
Their lineup, because they can't just have shares her and Strasbourg er, they can't just have their pitching duel work.
00:44:04
Kind of like what happened with the Mets, huh? Two years ago or a year ago.
00:44:13
What? Yeah, he's the best.
00:44:19
Well, you felt well.
00:44:20
The same is defense wins champions.
00:44:22
You championships.
00:44:24
Unless you're the Broncos in 2016.
00:44:27
You really, actually kind of need some offense.
00:44:30
Um, so this is gonna what knows what? You go? Yeah.
00:44:40
Yeah, but, um, So just gonna go onto the next team and that I will point out that I'm just gonna put it the Marlins because, well, I'm just getting them in somewhat the same bucket as the Orioles.
00:44:55
They're better than Muriel's, no doubt.
00:44:58
But there's still very in the same bucket, in my opinion as the Orioles.
00:45:04
I think they're gonna get affected by them.
00:45:06
Um, the rule of the cancellation of the minor leagues just because they read it, Bill.
00:45:16
But I think they just have a lot better and outlook than the Orioles.
00:45:21
So what do you think the, um the, uh what do you think the Marlins are going to look like this year, just with the miners canceled? Do you think they're gonna, like rotated much of player skin just to get some of the prospects experiencing game? Or do you think they're just going Teoh places now with their original service? Well, I think that for this year, I the smart thing to do would be to do the first often, which was could get all of your young get young players.
00:45:54
They get playing playing because only clean. No, my leads.
00:45:58
They're not gonna be getting any experience.
00:46:00
And that's vital during this time for the Marlins, because currently, they mean they have more notable players in the Orioles.
00:46:08
But they sold the how many notable players, the most notable players, my abandoning Brian Anderson, and he was one of their prospects.
00:46:16
Now, when he's been in the Navy, released and he's been doing very well, he's he, um last year e on it.
00:46:26
Okay, I would choose if you want, but 24 months and hits well.
00:46:31
66 R B I's And considering the team he's on, that's really good stats, honestly, because it's going to get production from your other players.
00:46:39
So I feel like he might become sort of the backbone of the team, depending on how the prospect export go.
00:46:47
But I think what the Moreland's need to do this year isn't even take advantage of like the short season and and they have to try letting their players, letting all of their prospects try getting some major the experience because they're not going to get any play playing experience in the final weeks.
00:47:04
Obviously this year, Yeah.
00:47:08
Uh, they're gonna take Mormon Orioles.
00:47:10
What? I believe the world's we're gonna do more.
00:47:13
Get all of the get all of the players that you are hoping will produce in the future.
00:47:18
And that will be just get them game experience and playing experience that they wouldn't be getting because the miners were canceled.
00:47:25
S o I don't think would be seeing much production.
00:47:30
Oh, in the win column for the, uh, Marlins this year.
00:47:34
But I completely unrelated topic.
00:47:37
This is for any Goa and Declan.
00:47:39
What do you think about them getting rid the home run statue? How? Oh, I personally don't really care for much.
00:47:48
I mean, I guess it was kind of cool, but, I mean, I don't really care too much.
00:47:54
Honestly, I think that I didn't obviously big they anything in the grade, you had terrible attendance.
00:48:01
So it's like if you're gonna put that in a stadium, put it in a stadium with his actually people like I like albums have the Apple, but because the Mets get lots of people coming in and 14 was good.
00:48:19
I'm not saying I don't want them to get players, but I don't really think that the homes that I think the whole wins the whole months as you lost a lot of significance with that, with the being for the Marlins and this current coy when they're not hitting a lot run for I mean, that thing goes off dealing once every three games.
00:48:42
Yeah, yeah, you need a run statue.
00:48:48
A pair.
00:48:49
I think.
00:48:50
One game, actually there.
00:48:51
Michael League team had more fans in attendance than they're majorly cheated, which is first, I think.
00:49:01
And you, it's just bad.
00:49:04
Now let's no over the Phillies.
00:49:08
So last year last year, they think underplayed significantly.
00:49:15
Their pitching wasn't there in really of a sense.
00:49:20
J.
00:49:21
Carey at a struggle Aaron Nola struggled.
00:49:24
They get that wheeler, though toe. Nothing.
00:49:27
Help. Just add balance to this pitching.
00:49:30
You have one of the best catchers in the league era.
00:49:33
Muto.
00:49:34
Uh, you, Bryce Harper.
00:49:36
I don't know what happened last year, but he's been kind of on a slow decline with 2015 year, which was insane and I don't think replicated, but he might e I think he's gonna do better then when he struggled with, um then when he struggled last year, you have just your older player and concussion.
00:50:00
They got the rig aureus from the Yankees.
00:50:05
Eso What do you think the outlook for the Phillies is in a rebound season sense.
00:50:09
Considering out they struggled overall, in my opinion, as a team last year, Well, I feel like this is gonna again be leaked the the way I think the Mets, the Mets ago play out this even with walk on purse Portela because lots of the people lots of the players on the Phillies, they.
00:50:31
I mean, they're good, but they're but they're not.
00:50:34
They're not young, they're pretty old, and they might start to show.
00:50:38
Say they make start to fade away.
00:50:40
So, like, for example, Dehu glorious, very event, very veteran, obviously very good player.
00:50:46
But I mean, he's getting older, so we don't know how he's gonna dio.
00:50:52
And so players like Price Harburg is time.
00:50:56
He kind of started to show some faith by opinion, and I like that, my friend. Input.
00:51:02
That's my alertness when I think so.
00:51:06
I think that for this season they really need to figure out who their who? Their players.
00:51:11
They're gonna be in the comings in the coming years.
00:51:14
Because obviously, the big thing at last year was Aaron.
00:51:17
Nola and Bryce are great because they say it made that signing.
00:51:21
And then Aaron Nola was coming off a great year.
00:51:23
But there are no Nolan definitely didn't show, so didn't definitely show the same.
00:51:29
He wouldn't love in the same hedgerows iwas and the previous year.
00:51:32
So I think they really need to figure out how is gonna house work with them.
00:51:38
Because if they can't figure out there painting and they're like their position players, then they might have.
00:51:46
They might start, be away and And my hope might become sort of like a legal, which I don't think it's look Phillies wonderful considering they sign exact wheeler cause you see these teams like, for example, the Red Sox they're trying toe.
00:52:02
They're like starting to fade away.
00:52:04
Their good players were starting to go away, but, uh, they kind of they don't go into the legal face, so they try signing like good players like this really signed Bryce Harper besides acne lor the red sock, the medicines, they still tryingto make pushes even though they had, ah, very media bring your last year.
00:52:27
So I think that's kind of what the Phillies have to do.
00:52:30
And they got a So they got a guy here who the players are going to be in the coming years, because otherwise there's no come like in this talk division that in the Annalise it's gonna be really hard for them.
00:52:46
Compete with the Nationals, the Nets and the Braves and meeting the Marlins in the coming years.
00:52:52
So they like to get that get out.
00:52:55
Well, I just think it was their chemistry.
00:52:59
You didn't really see anything, clicked with them last year. There.
00:53:03
I feel like they were just this.
00:53:05
They are unorganized.
00:53:06
Cannot.
00:53:07
Cleveland Browns? Yeah, I expect.
00:53:10
Yeah, I think they were the Cleveland Browns of the and nobody.
00:53:14
I think I personally expected them to do a lot better than it did last year, and I expected cream of Brown's just to be good, pretty, really soft last year.
00:53:25
But look what they ended up, and the Phillies didn't do much last year either.
00:53:29
So, uh, you just their chemistry wasn't there.
00:53:33
So, um, any comments Niego on just anything.
00:53:39
Declan, any comments before we sign me? E In my opinion, I do believe these are the two hardest things play in right now.
00:53:56
And I think probably this year they defend two out of the playoffs off.
00:54:04
In my opinion, I think probably the Yankees and the, um, Braves Air probably gonna win the divisions this year here because they're both really solid teams.
00:54:20
And I think they both have depth, which I think is going to be important even though the season a short, I think because especially now player gets hurt their problem.
00:54:33
They're not gonna heart back because they don't, um they don't want to, they don't.
00:54:42
A lot of teams are really completely in on this, and it's probably some teams, even if they don't want, they don't want their players rushing themselves because if they do, then there they might not have for full season.
00:55:05
I e o breaks.
00:55:09
Sorry about that, but just first and making objection about class comment that you just need before we focus on the Braves.
00:55:19
So quick.
00:55:20
Objection on Hugo's playoff comment because with the 60 game season in the virus outbreak, they're gonna be playing on your division games, meaning that these teams will be playing a lot tougher gains throughout the whole season.
00:55:33
On a result, the records won't be as flashy and good as teams with us leave with teams that are in worship leads that have more teams that you could beat up.
00:55:47
Meaning that I think, Wow, that while these leagues have probably, uh, two wild card teams and then to really threatening David, uh, division winners in a regular season, it's just with them out of play.
00:56:08
That's going to be in the division this year.
00:56:10
I think just the records won't be as flashy.
00:56:13
It they would be out if you get one of me.
00:56:16
I couldn't.
00:56:19
Now that you're saying that I do, I think for the A L.
00:56:23
East.
00:56:24
Um, I think that might happen where they might only send one on team, probably the Yankees.
00:56:30
But I do.
00:56:31
In my opinion, I do believe the N L East is probably gonna send either the Braves and the Nationals or the Braves in the med at, because I feel like if Philly doesn't click this year.
00:56:45
Great, mighty.
00:56:46
Give us a push over.
00:56:49
And if the Nationals don't figure things out there, another team that's not going to be asked competitive, they're still they still are.
00:56:57
Four solid teams means that if they figure stuff out in what I feel like those I don't like.
00:57:06
The AI has four completely solid T that have less, pretty much right on.
00:57:13
But I do believe the Annalise just go to send two teams.
00:57:16
The L.
00:57:17
I think they could send two teams.
00:57:19
We have this wait and see E, but I do understand Andrew's point that the Yankees, the raise, the Blue Jays and the Red Sox those or teams are gonna be really competitive.
00:57:35
And those are all going to be long.
00:57:38
Fact games.
00:57:40
Aims, like some of the longest games in histories are gang keys, verse, Red Sox or for some of those other teams.
00:57:47
So those games long, they're gonna be hard fought.
00:57:50
They'll probably come down to the last couple of innings and and I don't think there's gonna be many blobs.
00:57:58
So I think these are two really tough teams.
00:58:02
Toe win, too tough leaks toe win in divisions my bad for winning, and I think it's gonna be very entertaining painting, especially for us to arm a Yankee fan.
00:58:12
And your guys both met fans.
00:58:14
So we're going to see a lot of competitive games in that block.
00:58:21
So just quickly, I don't really have any questions about this team because they're really, really good on the Braves.
00:58:29
They have everything.
00:58:31
You really want a team.
00:58:32
They really saw it pitching.
00:58:34
They have young talent in a coup nya and hobbies, and then they are veteran in Freeman.
00:58:42
They have just really good all around talent across the board.
00:58:47
They're just really a big threat this year.
00:58:51
I think they have a really good shot of making World Series push with.
00:58:56
In my opinion, the Dodgers and either the cups of Bruce one of the wild cards teams, is going to be the burgers.
00:59:05
It comes.
00:59:06
It's just because on the ones that to be, But, um, so any comments are the Graves because this there really good, that's all there.
00:59:16
Any kind of like the opposite of the warlords and Orioles.
00:59:23
Really? Yeah, just because I the break.
00:59:31
So who do they actually have pitching? I E have Soroka.
00:59:41
They have also they have it so bad.
00:59:45
What's in them? Um, sure is a bonus.
00:59:50
E.
00:59:51
I honestly don't know the painting to Really No, I don't.
00:59:53
I know they only had.
00:59:55
Justin Wilson was him.
00:59:56
He's in their bullpen.
00:59:59
So the pitching is the thinking is not a minister hitting, but it's It's still still, it's Max free.
01:00:08
There are structural girl Iran, just like there's like four cabbage does.
01:00:16
Yeah, they have rifled in.
01:00:18
Never.
01:00:19
So they ever.
01:00:22
Really? Just so I mean you, isn't it? Okay, some of the best, but it's it's good, and that's really all they and their bad things.
01:00:33
They just really are a very just solid team all around.
01:00:37
Um, so any comments before the end? Just a farmer.
01:00:43
I am worried, saying by who's gonna say about the Phillies ice completely? Gotta go take people, Lucia.
01:00:49
And now are you going to get standardizes? It's not, but that goes president him and, uh, he's is not really solid getting numbers you got last year he had to send you find averaged 25 hours.
01:01:09
Eight.
01:01:10
Your Baha'is.
01:01:11
It's just really solid, really good player.
01:01:14
The high harbor, like requested for them to, like, find him or something when you got signed.
01:01:19
So I mean, that makes them a bit better than how I gotta talk about them, but and so kind of shows how they're still trying.
01:01:27
So going to we don't know if I exciting.
01:01:29
These really declares.
01:01:32
Yeah.
01:01:33
And re with you, he is the best I wanna be best, if not the best catchers in the league.

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