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Manfred v. Clark
December 03 2021
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker are joined by ESPN’s Jeff Passan to discuss all things regarding MLB’s lockout, including the respect level between adversaries Rob Manfred and Tony Clark, how commissioner Manfred is perceived by fans of the game, and when the he foresees MLB and the MLBPA ultimately reaching an agreement (16:44).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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Both Sides of Baseball’s Lockout
December 02 2021
What do MLB general managers do during a lockout? Former Dodgers GM and current TV analyst Ned Colletti joined Jeff and Kevin to break down the stoppage, and to give some inside info on how organizations handle their internal discussions during a labour dispute (1:45). Later on, former MLBPA Communications Director Greg Bouris shares some thoughts on if games will be missed, getting both sides back to the negotiating table, and the players wanting to see an economic shift (30:20).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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The Work Stoppage Has Arrived
December 02 2021
The owners have locked out the players, putting a freeze on all transactions across Major League Baseball!Jeff and Kevin examine the work stoppage and Jeff explains why he doesn’t foresee any games being missed despite the current stalemate. Later, the guys react to comments from new Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman, and invite Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi in on the conversation to further discuss the lockout and why he feels the Blue Jays need to make a trade in order to accomplish everything they want to this offseason (30:59).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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A Lockout Looms for MLB
December 01 2021
Longtime NY baseball columnist John Harper talks about the Mets’ moves in free agency, notably Max Scherzer’s record-breaking 3-year deal. Jeff and Kevin also ask John about Steve Cohen’s twitter account, Kevin Gausman choosing Toronto over the Mets, and who could possibly be named the club’s new manager (6:00). Jeff and Kevin also examine the free agent landscape with the CBA set to expire and grade the Blue Jays’ offseason to this point.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
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