On their centenary episode, Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Bryce Harper's bone bruise and the AL wild-card logjam (03:30), then talk to former big leaguer and current White Sox player development director Chris Getz about how he and the rest of the White Sox front office plan to turn baseball's best farm system into a winning major league team (11:30), how the organization decides when to promote players to the bigs (21:00), and what highly touted rookie Yoan Moncada still has to work on (38:30). Then they bring on Liz Roscher of Yahoo Sports to talk about the latest Baseball For All tournament (42:30), why more and more girls are resisting being forced to switch from baseball to softball (46:00), the continuing relevance of A League of Their Own (48:45), and what the future holds for girls and women in baseball (54:00).
Developing the Stacked White Sox System, and Girls Resisting Softball
White Sox player development director Chris Getz talks about Chicago’s farm system
JJ and Jack-O also discuss what their expectations are for the Yankees’ 2024 campaign
Justin and Rob also debate whether now is the right time for the Pacers to make a big trade
Brian also recaps the final of the NBA in-season tournament
The in-season tournament championship was a reminder that LeBron James plus Anthony Davis plus an elite defense is scary. And the players’ treatment of the NBA Cup as something worth winning was the tacit stamp of approval the league needed.
Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to talk about two big results in the Thursday night Premier League games