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It's a combination of fun and serious this week. We begin with lots of prospect talk, as we walk through the Seattle Mariners Top 11 list and finish off our discussion of every team in baseball's minor league system with the final five teams. We couldn't have a show without talking about Yoenis Cespedes, so we discuss the video, what kind of player he really is, and then are joined by Dominican broadcaster Kevin Cabral, who is the voice you hear at the beginning of the show. Kevin talks about his involvement in the video, as well as some changes going on in the winter league there. From there, things get somber, as we discuss the Wilson Ramos kidnapping and are joined by pitcher Scott Drucker, a right-handed pitcher currently in Venezuela, who takes you inside the clubhouse on the night the news broke, and talks about security measure for players there. Then it's onto the goofy stuff with music, drinking and brushes with greatness. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Up And In Episode 72: "Get Back To The Frosty"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Welcome

5:13 Getting the housekeeping out of the way

5:54 Email

25:27 Reviewing the Mariners Top 11

34:54 Let's talk about Cubs prospects

43:30 Let's talk about Red Sox prospects

49:51 Let's talk about Orioles prospects

53:58 Let's talk about Braves prospects

58:41 Let's talk about Diamondbacks prospects

1:04:37 Yoenis Cespedes: The legend of the video, and what he really is

1:25:52 Special Guest Kevin Cabral (@kevcabral), the voice of the Aguilas and the voice of the Cespedes video

1:51:31 The Wilson Ramos kidnapping

2:04:09 Special Guest Scott Drucker (@ScottyD30), RHP, Tigres de Aragua on playing this winter in Venezuela

2:22:39 Musical guest: PJ Winter (@pjwintermusic)

2:24:01 What Are You Drinking?

2:26:40 That Just Happened: Jason knows Ron Swanson

2:32:29 Some food stuff and the week ahead

Music is by P.J. Winter, from the album Rorshock, all rights reserved, courtesy of the artist.

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