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Dugout Metrics Podcast 6 — Reviewing the White Sox Trade Deadline, In and Out

Trevor Lines and Luke Smailes are back to chat, because the youths demand it

Wow, it’s almost like the last episode was just last week!

Dugout Metrics is back to appease a youth country hungry for this unique combo of stat analysis and playing experience, brought to you by Trevor Lines (Bellarmine University) and Luke Smailes (Coe College). What Brett Ballantini (TCU) is doing with them, we’re still not sure.

Hey man, you might have heard, the White Sox made some trades last week. Luke and Trevor break each one down:

  • César Hernandez is selling out for power, and is a slightly puzzling player who nonetheless brings more to the table than the other White Sox options. Was Konnor Pilkington too much to give up for him?
  • Ryan Tepera had a rough start to his White Sox career, but at minimum he will be a key cog in the bullpen. Luke missed on the cost, but nailed the love connection between South and north sides for this one
  • Where were you when you heard about Craig Kimbrel coming to the White Sox? Trevor was getting ready for a big work Zoom, so it’s good the negotiations didn’t stretch to the final minute
  • Brett is forced to consider amending his No Kaplan Rumors in South Side Sox Slack
  • Craig Kimbrel is a stud, yes, but he fell off the horse in his early Cubs career. With him good again, does it justify the price of Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer?
  • What is it like, as a player, to juggle trade rumors while still needed to perform on the field?
  • And finally, a scolding for Steve Stone, who kicked Madrigal when he was already out the door

Listen on the Megaphone player above, or check out this and the entire family of SSS podcasts on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. You can also watch the podcast at the South Side Hit Pen YouTube channel.