With the 2017 Trade Deadline creeping ever closer, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen try to decide which teams are selling which players for which prospects from which teams that should be buyers. Before that gets cleared up, Greg gives his review of the All-Star Game and Joe tries to decide if it was worth missing for the third season in a row.
The trade deadline discussion also devolves into a rant about how sports media are often very team-friendly when assessing the quality of a contract. Sure, Victor Martinez has a terrible deal as far as the Detroit Tigers front office is concerned, but isn’t it a great deal for Martinez himself? Anyway, it’s a rant worth listening to.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 54: 2017 Trade Deadline Primer
Music in this Episode:
Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by The Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club
Break 1: “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix and a quote from Major League.
Break 2: “Bamboo” by The Hard Lessons and a quote from the Seinfeld episode “The Visa”.
Hosted by Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen, Crowding the Plate is a weekly baseball podcast here on Last Word on Sports. It aims to cover the fun, yet analytical, side of baseball once a week.
Joe Hojnacki writes about soccer for Last Word on Sports and is also co-host of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. An avid Red Sox fan, Joe idolizes Bryce Harper and feels that his fun showmanship is the way to save baseball from becoming overrun by old folks, and from dying out.
Greg Hessen is the resident Tigers fan on Crowding the Plate. As somewhat more of a traditionalist, Greg longs for the days of pitchers hitting in the American League and a landscape that doesn’t include things like bat flips and PEDs tarnishing the greatest of all games.