The Boston Red Sox’s trade and payroll nightmare is over. Their trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sending Mookie Betts and David Price out west in return for $60 million in payrolls relief and young talent, is finally completed. What was the hang-up in the deal and did the Red Sox get a better return for their efforts?
On Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we also discuss another Dodgers deal that fell through and the Houston Astros’ continuing issues with their sign-stealing scheme that apparently went higher up in the front office than MLB originally led everyone to believe.
We’ve been sports-heavy on The Podcass this week. Hey, October is packed with playoff baseball, college football and NFL, along with the beginnings of the NHL and NBA seasons. So I guess that’s reflected here.
But we break up that sports talk with a review of Will Smith’s double-take in Gemini Man (23:38). And it’s a week with two segments from WISE Sports Radio on our Friday show. First, we preview the big storylines going into Week 7 on the NFL schedule, including Jalen Ramsey getting traded to the Los Angeles Rams (04:37). Then, we close out with baseball talk, focusing on the amazing, improbable run of the Washington Nationals and the Yankees-Astros ALCS (33:59).
We know one of the two teams that will play in the 2019 World Series, following the Washington Nationals’ 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS. A four-game sweep was a surprising result, considering the path that the Nats took to the postseason, through the Wild Card playoff against the Milwaukee Brewers, then a shocking NLDS win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had the best record in the National League.
Naturally, the Nats led off our baseball segment on WISE Sports Radio, with the Los Angeles Angels hiring manager Joe Maddon, and the ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros also among our topics. Wednesday’s show was hosted by producer Jordan DeVere, filling in for the vacationing Pat Ryan, along with Asheville High coaching legend Charlie Metcalf.
Lots of baseball action to cover from the weekend on Monday’s WISE Sports Radio segment.
We cover the Houston Astros’ big win in Game 2 of the ALCS over the New York Yankees and where that series should go from here, then look at the NLCS and the Washington Nationals’ formidable series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. And there’s the Tyler Skaggs story, which gets uglier by the day.
Oh, and I lament the 2013 Detroit Tigers, which had Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez in their rotation.
This is the week when we get The Podcass on the schedule I’ve intended. Hopefully, we’ll have shows every Tuesday and Friday from here on out.
First, we get a little geeky, talking about Sony and Marvel realizing they’re better together with Spider-Man (03:06). Then, how about those Detroit Lions, hanging with the Kansas City Chiefs and almost beating them (07:45)? We also review Renee Zellweger in Judy (13:44) before jumping into my radio segments. I appeared on Edmonton’s TSN 1260 to preview the MLB postseason (18:27) and dug into the Cubs-Joe Maddon split and the Angels firing manager Brad Ausmus on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio (26:36).