The Braves signed Ronald Acuña Jr. to one of the most team-friendly long-term deals in recent memory (1:30), and we wonder whether the Cleveland Indians’ bad first weekend and shallow lineup mean that 2019 isn’t going to be the cakewalk we all thought it’d be (8:41). Then The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro joins to share an insider’s take on Bryce Harper’s loud, successful first week in Philadelphia (20:00). Finally, are the Padres the most exciting team in baseball (36:03)?
Ronald Acuña Jr.’s Extension, Plus Bryce Harper’s Welcome Tour
Plus, The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro shares Bryce Harper’s successful first week in Philadelphia
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
Ohtani is a singular talent. Now he’s set to be paid unlike any baseball player ever. By signing a 10-year, $700 million deal with the Dodgers, Ohtani will change the landscape of MLB—and rewrite its salary structure as we know it.
Mal and Jo get into Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, then name their five overall favorites!