On this week’s episode, we begin by looking at a pair of reports by The Athletic, which state that MLB players will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine before health-care professionals and that as of now, spring training will begin as scheduled. From there, we look at free-agent rumors across the league, including Trevor Bauer and George Springer to the Blue Jays, DJ LeMahieu to the Dodgers, Mashairo Tanaka’s potential return to Japan, and Corey Kluber’s showcase next week. To wrap up, we discuss a pair of first baseman heading to Japan, a three-team trade, the early returns for the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame vote, and pick who we think will be the best player on each team in 2021.
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.