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MLB Draft Reactions, Plus Ben’s New Book ‘The MVP Machine’

Plus, the crew talks about Jay Bruce going to the Philadelphia Phillies

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

We react to the first worthwhile trade of the MLB season—Jay Bruce to the Philadelphia Phillies (1:45). Then, FanGraphs lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen joins the show to go deep on the (still unfolding) MLB draft, sharing his biggest winners so far (21:00). Finally, Ben Lindbergh shares the work and reporting that went into his latest book, The MVP Machine: What was the impetus for writing it? What was the most surprising and resounding takeaway (45:34)?

Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Guest: Eric Longenhagen

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