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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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