On this week’s episode, we begin by paying tribute to Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro, who passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday. From there, we discuss a massive Monday for the San Diego Padres, who acquired former Cy Young winner Blake Snell and 2020 NL CY Young runner-up Yu Darvish in a pair of trades, and signed a premier free-agent, Korean shortstop Ha-Seong Kim, in the span of twenty-four hours. To wrap up, we discuss the Nationals trade for All-Star first baseman Josh Bell, and a series of depth moves made throughout baseball.
Chase Madorsky is a UCLA graduate and baseball fanatic who lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete of all-time and is still convinced that David Wells should be the model for all aspiring pitchers. He supports his hometown New York Yankees and is currently waiting for the reemergence of his beloved New York Giants, New York Knicks, and UCLA Bruins.