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FanGraphs Audio: How the AL West Was Enjoyable

Episode 951

This week we try and react to the tidal wave of baseball information and transactions, together with a concentrate on two groups that seem like they’re able to compete within the AL West.

  • To kick issues off, David Laurila welcomes Matt Hicks, a radio broadcaster for the Texas Rangers, and Shannon Drayer, an ESPN radio journalist who covers the Seattle Mariners. David asks about their respective golf equipment’ spending sprees, from Marcus Semien to Corey Seager to Robbie Ray. We additionally hear about how vital Chris Young is to the Rangers, what Scott Servais means to the Mariners, the golf equipment’ greatest rivalries within the division and elsewhere, and what impact these strikes have on the groups’ willingness to go for it in 2022. [2:42]
  • Within the second half, Ben Clemens and Jason Martinez take within the flurry of strikes main as much as the expiration of the CBA. They talk about who a lockout is hardest for, find out how to encourage competitors, and what expanded playoff codecs might seem like. We additionally find out about brinksmanship and what a break in transactions over the winter might appear and feel like. [41:42]

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Audio after the soar. (Approximate 1 hour 11 minutes play time.)

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