The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about the Astros' funeral for Carlos Beltrán's glove (01:15), the problem with baseball humor (02:30), and why teams aren't waiting for the deadline to make moves (05:30). Then they round up the news from a busy baseball week, including: the Yankees–White Sox trade (08:30); Yoan Moncada's promotion (18:30); the battle to be Chicago's best-looking third baseman (20:45); the Carlos Correa injury (22:15); Kris Bryant's close call (22:00); the pros and cons of headfirst slides (22:30); the J.D. Martinez deal (and why Detroit didn't get more) (30:00); the changing tenor of trade analysis (37:30); Orioles trade rumors (41:30); the red-hot Dodgers and Dodger Stadium naming rights (43:30); what constitutes a blockbuster (47:30); and, for the first time in months, what Jerry Dipoto did (51:30).
Trade Season Starts Early
Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about the Astros' funeral for Carlos Beltrán's glove, the problem with baseball humor, and why teams aren't waiting for the deadline to make moves
The Boston Celtics suspended their head coach for the next year for an improper relationship with a colleague, but vague details and reports have made it hard to parse what actually happened
The Celtics-Udoka Situation, Comedian Colin Quinn, and Sheil Kapadia on the Eagles, Lamar, and Brady
Ryen Russillo discusses why the Celtics-Udoka situation is playing out this way, and later comedian Colin Quinn joins to talk business. Plus, Sheil Kapadia’s thoughts on the Eagles, Lamar, and Brady.
Rachel also briefly chats with Chelsea Stark-Jones about some Bravo news