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January 5, 2011
Episode 32: This Doesn't Smell Right
Without much going in the world of baseball, we celebrate our listeners with a longer than normal email segment, including some tips on how we learn from scouts. Following that we go in-depth on the Dodgers and Angels systems, including some disagreement over Dee Gordon and a long talk about what kind of player Mike Trout can be in the end. The only big move of the week was the signing of Adrian Beltre, and Jason breaks down what that means for the Rangers, and how the signing meant more bad news for Angels fans. With it being Hall of Fame week, our special guest is our own Jay Jaffe, and there's no better expert in the business on who should (and shouldn't) be in when measuring performance. It's a long, highly entertaining, and informative discussion about numerous recent candidates, with a quick bit of trivia thrown in as well. Then, to make sure the show is really long again, we have a second special guest with Mike Ferrin of MLB Network Radio to discuss the channel, his career and his side gig as the occasional voice of the Double-A Bowie Baysox. And of course, we finish with the goofy stuff, including an inside look at one of Jason's many psychoneurosis. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Up And In Episode 32: "This Doesn't Smell Right"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Intro, Agenda Review, scripted jokes
3:30 Housekeeping: Email us, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook group
5:24 Emails and communications
37:12 Dodgers Top Prospects Review
47:28 Angels Top Prospects Review
1:04:47 What the Adrian Beltre signing means for the Rangers and the Angels
1:19:12 Special Guest Jay Jaffe on the Hall of Fame
1:59:44 Special Guest Mike Ferrin from MLB Network Radio on XM/Sirius
2:18:40 Musical guest: Kowloon Walled City
2:20:26 What Are You Drinking?
2:22:50 Mental state issues
2:23:40 What we did for New Year's (or what we cooked)
2:25:51 Tales of sticky drinks
Music is by Kowloon Walled City, all rights reserved.