0:00-25:55: The show begins with Mariners’ minor league pitcher Jack Anderson giving us a few minutes of his time! Our conversation begins with some Midwest small talk before getting into the fear of losing the MLB draft’s late rounds. Jack is also a submarine style pitcher, which, as he puts it, was the first of its kind when his college team traveled to Cuba. Jack also tells us about how he stayed sharp during the COIVD shutdown. This segment ends with Jack explaining the work he’s doing for Young, Black & Lit, an Illinois-based organization committed to increasing access to children’s books that center, reflect, and affirm Black children. If you would like to help donate, or want to see videos from Jack’s Swings for Stories event, visit this page.
The next part begins with a discussion of the Mariners’ Player Development Fall League roster, of which Jack is also a part of.
26:00-44:40: John Trupin logs on to talk about that roster as well as Jerry Dipoto’s recent comments about the team contending in 2021. Which free agent reliever is Jerry getting ready to overpay for? Kate thinks making a point of saying they will upgrade the bullpen is a distraction from the fact that he’s not spending on a Realmuto or LeMahieu.
45:40-1:08:29: Matthew takes a moment to regroup after learning that Chad Pinder is not Australian. He gracefully recovers in time to field listener questions. What to do with Justin Dunn? Which minor league starter could become a high-leverage reliever?
Music: “Longshot” by Miike Snow // “The Creature” by La Luz // “Devil’s Pie” by D’Angelo
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