Defensive Indifference: Ep. 20 — Trade Deadline

In Episode 20,  Nick J. Faleris and Dave DeFreitas discuss the trade deadline — both deals that were made and those that weren’t (including the Sonny Gray and Yu Darvish hauls, Baltimore’s peculiar deadline, the Rangers replenishing their system, and more).

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Episode Topics

00:00:00   Intro; Cape Cod baseball
00:03:45   Non-trades — Orioles and Zach Britton; trying to figure out the Orioles’ plan in acquiring Jeremy Hellickson and Tim Beckham
00:14:45   Non-trades  — Milwaukee Brewers discussion
00:20:00   Rockies, Rangers and Darvish discussions — Jonathan Lucroy and Yu Darvish returns, the Rangers replenishing their system, plus Darvish in free agency
00:29:15   Sonny Gray deal — Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian; balancing risk in a deal
00:45:30   Dave and Nick discuss potential August deals that might make sense — Mark Trumbo and Jeff Samardzija; how much Samardzija money would you take on to get Kyle Tucker from Houston?
00:58:45   Tigers return for Alex Avila and Justin Wilson — Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes
01:02:00   Nick likes Oakland getting Jesus Luzardo in Sean Doolittle/Ryan Madson deal
01:06:15   Dave questions whether the Mets might have overpaid to get AJ Ramos
01:16:15   Words on John Arguello