Friday's podcast

June, 1, 2012
6/01/12
4:48
PM ET
Mark Simon closed another fine week of Baseball Today podcasts with Friday’s edition, talking more about the Franchise Player draft, but also a defensive marvel few would call a franchise player.

1. Mark explains his Miguel Cabrera pick in the franchise draft, I tell him who he got in Round 2, and we all have a good laugh.

2. The top pick was Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, but he won’t be helping the NL’s top team for at least four weeks. Are the Dodgers in trouble?

3. Hitters are in trouble when Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan is on the field. Mark relays his discussion with the top defender from May.

4. Our emailers want to know about defensive shifting, pitchers with consecutive start streaks, quick innings for pitch counts, and we get a bit ridiculous as well!

5. Sunday Night Baseball features Mark’s Mets and Carlos Beltran's Cardinals, but we’re also paying close attention to the streaking Angels taking on the sputtering Rangers, and much more.

So download and listen to Friday’s Baseball Today podcast, have an awesome weekend and return with us Monday as Keith Law and I will preview the amateur draft, starting that day!

Eric Karabell | email

ESPN.com Senior Writer

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