We break down the Vlad Guerrero Jr. show that was the Home Run Derby (1:11) before calling up FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen to talk about what stood out to him at the MLB Futures Game (17:44). Then, to wrap up the pod, Ben Lindbergh comes on to speculate about what we most have to look forward to in the second half of the season (37:06).
The Home Run Derby Was the Most Exciting Baseball Moment Since the World Series
The ‘Ringer MLB Show’ crew and guests discuss the Home Run Derby spectacle, Vlad Guerrero Jr., the MLB Futures Game, and the second half of the season
Plus, discussing the Cubs’ season and why the fans should be patient throughout the team’s rebuild
JJ and Jerry discuss whether the Knicks should acquire a star heading into next season
Kevin O’Connor, Ryen Russillo, and J. Kyle Mann join the pod to talk about the Eastern Conference finals
After years of stockpiling centers, Orlando lucked into the no. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft, and the right to select one of three top big-man prospects
The guys discuss the fiasco involving the women’s tag-team champions