Podcast: Looking at last-minute deals

September, 1, 2011
9/01/11
2:23
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Things got a tad out of hand on Thursday’s Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law, but really, in a good and fun way. I think. Anyway, with apologies to Justin Timberlake -- don’t ask -- here were some of the topics:

1. We took a closer look at some of the interesting Wednesday games, from the Dan Haren-Felix Hernandez duel to the NL West race, Yankees-Red Sox and Ryan Braun falling down.

2. Is Conor Jackson a good fit for the Red Sox? A few more veterans were sent to contenders late Wednesday, but a certain lefty reliever for the defending AL champs could really make a difference.

3. Today on "Cinema Today" we delve into why movies don’t follow the exact facts. Hey, it bothers me! Scott Hatteberg better hit left-handed in the upcoming "Moneyball" movie.

4. Craig Kimbrel breaks the rookie save record! How awesome! But we manage to bypass that meaningless tidbit to discuss a bigger, more critical picture involving the right-hander and his pals.

5. Thursday’s schedule is highlighted by the lure of young Tigers right-hander Jacob Turner and the potential ugliness of an A.J. Burnett disaster. Why not watch each?

Plus: Excellent emails, more about the runs scored statistic, building the perfect new stadium, video in the minor leagues and a whole lot more -- with cat noises -- on a packed Baseball Today for Thursday! Check in Friday as I’m joined by Mark Simon and send emails to baseballtoday@espnradio.com!

Eric Karabell | email

ESPN.com Senior Writer

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