In Episode 26 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, Nick J. Faleris and Dave DeFreitas discuss the 2017 MLB Playoffs and the outlook for the teams in 2018 and beyond. In the second half of the show Nick and Dave hit the mailbag and discuss abolition of the MLB Draft and the importance of international talent acquisition.
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Transition music: People Say, Wu-Tang Clan
00:00:00 Introduction; catching-up.
00:01:00 Divisional Series discussion.
00:02:45 Yankees/Astros ALCS.
00:05:00 Yankees on the rise; thoughts from the industry.
00:15:30 Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani as free agents.
00:28:00 Dodgers outlook; start of a dynasty?
00:33:00 Cubs hot-and-cold playoff performance; org outlook.
00:37:00 Picks for World Series.
00:47:30 Mailbag: Thoughts on whether the MLB Draft should be abolished.
01:15:00 Mailbag: If Latin American signings are important shouldn’t the Orioles have the worst farm system in the game (due to ignoring this market? Importance of international signings.