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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

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts laughing Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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).