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Lookout Landing Podcast 33: The Dee Gordon Trade and Shohei Ohtani with Jordan Shusterman from Cespedes BBQ

We promised we wouldn’t just scream “Shohei Ohtani” for an hour and we didn’t. We did it for an hour and a half.

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The Hot Stove continues to cook for Jerry Dipoto alone, as he sends off three prospects, including top pitching prospect Nick Neidert and high-ceiling shortstop Chris Torres to Miami in exchange fielder Dee Gordon? Oh, and a million extra dollars in slot money, which gives the Mariners the most out of all remaining teams, take that LA. Jordan from Cespedes BBQ joins us and refuses to shade a certain beat writer, despite my best efforts.

0- 6:00: General freaking out

6:00: Ohtani talk, all our hopes and dreams, and some crushing words for the NY media

20:00: Oh yeah, Dee Gordon is here now and he's playing center field. Ian Desmond's name is invoked.

28:00: Positional flexibility and lineup optimization. The slowness of the middle of the order. Kate and Jordan get shouty about Ben Gamel. Contract discussions: Nelson Cruz aside, is this the lineup we will see for a while?

39:00: Discussing the Fangraphs piece on front office rankings.

47:00: Hot Stove talk and a weird metaphor for Tyler Chatwood.

50:00: How the trade affects the M's shot at Darvish; revisiting the Mike Leake trade.

1:00:00: Back to Dee Gordon!

-le break-

1:09: Kate and Jordan tackle your questions!

Music: G Cinco, "I'm the Man" (Dee Gordon's brother!), "King Kunta" Kendrick Lamar, "Get Dancin'" Disco Tex and the Sex-o-Lettes

Note: the audio levels are janky here for John. I know and I'm sorry. Also it cuts off weirdly because for some reason my audio dropped out totally at the end. I promise we are working on these things but THINGS ARE KIND OF CRAZY RIGHT NOW OK. Also note: I realized I called him "Pat Cashman" and not "Brian Cashman." My apologies to Pat.

Update: I was just listening through and the last few seconds get cut off entirely, which sucks. You should definitely listen to this song and imagine it playing the podcast off:

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