Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 18: MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

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The MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone. Plenty of expensive relief pitches were sent shuffling around the big leagues, as well as a couple of position players. It was a tame deadline by some standards, but a few teams got plenty better. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen pick out their winners and losers.

Before that, B0b Davidson ejected a fan for repeatedly shouting “You suck!” at visiting players. This heckler was pretty tame and didn’t deserve to be ejected, but what is the point of heckling anyway? Also, Joey Votto had a frustrating interaction with a Reds fan over a foul ball.

Finally, a lot of sad news as Trevor Story is out for the year, Yasiel Puig gets sent down to the minors, and Alex Rodriguez may get released before the end 0f the season. The A-Rod news kicks off a classic Joe vs. Greg steroid debate that should never be missed.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 18: MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

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: “Bamboo” by The Hard Lessons and a quote from the Seinfeld episode “The Visa.”

Break 2: “Cheat” by The Clash with a quote from Major League.

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.