Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to examine the impact of Robinson Cano testing positive for a banned diuretic, from how the 80-game suspension will hurt this year’s Mariners to how it could hurt Cano’s Hall of Fame chances (02:00). Then, Bryan Curtis joins the podcast to talk about the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on sports betting, how it reflects on baseball’s colorful history with gambling, and how it might change the way we talk about the game going forward (21:00). Finally, Megan Schuster explains what’s so special about Twins rookie right-hander Fernando Romero and breaks down the bizarre start to the race for the AL Central (36:00).
Cano’s Suspension and Legalized Gambling
The Ringer staff discusses the SCOTUS’s landmark ruling on sports betting and more
Elsewhere, Becky Lynch and Asuka continue their forever feud, and Fred Rosser bests "Filthy" Tom Lawlor to win NJPW Strong gold
Bakari talks to Jason about a career that stretches from ‘Brewster Place’ to ‘The Chi’ and what to expect from Season 5 of the hit Showtime show
Talent at the top of the roster is required for a Super Bowl run, but so is depth. And these difference-makers could determine whether their teams are playing into January, or watching from home.