Name: Manny Machado
Team: Baltimore Orioles
Position: Third Baseman
Height/Weight: 6’3″ / 185 pounds
High School (Hometown): Brito Miami Private School (Miami, FL)
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James had the flu this week and didn't feel like time coding the episode, but the guys talked about Manny Machado, Trevor Bauer, Bruce, Bochy, Jeffrey Loria, baseball movies, and a lot more! Store: spurtability.org Tweet at us: @SpurtabilityPod
The number 13 should never be assigned again, to anyone. Monument Park beckons Alex Rodriguez.
The Philadelphia Phillies continue to be persistent this off season, this time by signing arguably the best catcher in baseball in J.T. Realmuto.
Joe opens the show with a synopsis of his year with the Jets (02:33 - 07:38). The guys talk about why they think Bryce Harper and Manny Machado haven't been signed yet which leads into a discussion about an ESPN article listing some of the worst contracts in the MLB (07:38 - 22:35). Joe and James briefly talk about the new rule changes being discussed by the MLB (22:35 - 29:30). The Historian gives his history lesson (29:30 - 30:43). Joe and James wrap up the show by talking about Julian Edelman and doing a top 5 list of MLB players that are most relevant in the postseason (30:43 - 54:05). Store: spurtability.org Tweet at us: @SpurtabilityPod
Former ESPN writer and Fangraphs standout Dan Szymborski joins the show to discuss his projection system ZIPS, and how he developed the system. We get his thoughts on J.T. Realmuto, the Reds affluent offseason, and even his take on superhero icons. Tune in and find out which division Dan thinks may be the toughest division in the world.