Monday, July 23, 2012
Podcast: A's, Pirates, Mauer, Myers
By David Schoenfield
Eric Karabell got stuck in traffic (twice!) on his way from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, so I filled in at the last minute to host Monday's Baseball Today podcast with Keith Law. Among the topics:
1. The Oakland A's are red hot after sweeping the Yankees. Can they stay in this race? We discuss the A's, Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes and their playoff chances.
2. The Pittsburgh Pirates are also hot! Hey, anything is possible ...
3. Keith provides an update on Cubs prospect Jorge Soler, who hit his first minor league home run over the weekend.
4. We probably talked way too long about Brett Myers, who is now a member of the Chicago White Sox. Did the Astros get anything of value for him?
5. We go to the user emails to discuss whether the Twins would or could trade Joe Mauer and whether the playoff system will end up being unfair to a good team.
All that, plus mentions of Jon Lester, Ian Desmond and more on Monday's show!