HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to discuss his famous steal against the Yankees (5:00), the depth on the Dodgers this season (11:00), the sense of urgency to win a World Series in L.A. (17:00), the influence of analytics in baseball (23:00), the conundrum of balancing rest with chasing history in the regular season (30:00), Yu Darvish's arrival (40:00), and the best advice he's gotten from Magic Johnson (44:00). Then, The Ringer's Mallory Rubin joins to discuss the best-case trade scenarios for Giancarlo Stanton (57:40). Finally, Bill’s dad hops on the line to pitch his best Stanton trades (1:14:00) and give his thoughts on Game of Thrones (1:21:00).
Dave Roberts on Dodgers Regular-Season Dominance and Mallory Rubin on Giancarlo Stanton’s Trade Value
The L.A. manager joins ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’ to discuss his first-place team, and Mallory Rubin breaks down Giancarlo Stanton's home run surge
The hosts also discuss Jon Moxley’s and Dom Mysterio’s futures
Plus, reacting to recent trailers for ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’
KOC and Nick also debate whether anyone else can win Rookie of the Year besides Evan Mobley and look at who’s going to the Finals this season