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The Unstoppable Dodgers, A-Rod’s Redemption, and More

Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann lead their discussion of August baseball with an examination of the Dodgers’ pursuit of the all-time wins record

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The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann discuss the leveling out of the infield shift (03:00), the significance of the Dodgers’ pursuit of the all-time regular-season wins record (14:30), and the team’s playoff outlook (22:00). Then they talk about the latest phase of the Alex Rodriguez redemption saga (32:00), a report about Dave Dombrowski being barred from trading Boston’s top prospects (40:30), the Orioles’ refusal to spend on the international market (49:00), and, with an assist from FanGraphs’ Jeff Sullivan and Baseball Prospectus’s Meg Rowley, a late-breaking update on what Jerry Dipoto did (55:00).