Episode 63 is live and Jim rejoins the show. Here is the show's rundown:
- Jim gives a review of Fenway Park.
- We discuss why the White Sox ultimately held on to Jeff Samardzija and how that decision could foreshadow their off-season plans.
- Young arms have became the currency exchanged between trades. With the White Sox cupboard's stock with the likes of Frankie Montas, Tyler Danish, Spencer Adams, and Erik Johnson the team has attractive pieces to barter with. Then why didn't they? We break down how the prices for the likes of Yoenis Cespedes were just simply too rich for Rick Hahn's blood.
- Friend of the podcast, Dan Szymborski, shares with us the updated ZiPS standings projections. How the Toronto Blue Jays have given themselves a coin flip's chance of making the play-offs, who is the favorite in the American League, and if the Chicago Cubs can catch San Francisco or Los Angeles for a Wild Card berth (Begins at the 24:16 mark).
- Finally, we get to your questions in P.O. Sox (Begins at 44:15 mark). Here are some of the gems:
@SouthSideSox would it be for the 16 sox to finish in the bottom 10 for a higher/protected pick or closer to 500 to build on for next year?— Tim Gallo (@tim_gallo) August 2, 2015
@SouthSideSox Did TOR's trade deadline moves give the Sox second thoughts about giving up something valuable for an impact bat?— Patrick Kelly (@DrChaoborus) August 2, 2015
@SouthSideSox Objectively speaking, how much should larry's favorite prospect play now that's he's finally been called up?— larry southsidesox (@SouthSidelarry) August 3, 2015
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This week's podcast is sponsored by Connie's Pizza. They are offering free parking and shuttle service to U.S. Cellular Field for White Sox games at 2373 S. Archer Avenue. A great idea for those fans attending the Crosstown Classic weekend series against the Cubs August 14-16.