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Unrest in Washington, Our Beloved Willians Astudillo, and Jon Gray’s Puzzling Demotion

Ringer staffers discuss the Nationals’ recent struggles and more

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Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to discuss the Washington Nationals’ brutal June and the Oakland Athletics’ chances of breaking into the AL playoff race (01:15). Then Megan Schuster comes on the pod to talk about our staff’s favorite player: Twins rookie utilityman Willians Astudillo (18:10). Finally, Ben Lindbergh explains why the Colorado Rockies just demoted their Opening Day starter, and how that demotion is even weirder than it looks (27:47).

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