Feb. 19: The MLB offseason finally gets going
February 19 2019
Dan Shulman of Sportsnet/ESPN speaks to Bob McCown and Arash Madani about Manny Machado's rumoured 10-year/$300M deal with the Padres and the star-studded Duke Blue Devils featuring top prospects Zion Williamson and Canadian RJ Barrett [11:11]. Is the AAF already in financial trouble? Bob and Arash speak to David Glenn of the Athletic who broke down Carolina Hurricanes' owner Tom Dundon's $250M investment into the new football league [42:59]. In the second hour, Richard Deitsch joins Bob as co-host and asks Bob Ryan further about the Machado signing and if the Patriots would have interest in Colin Kaepernick now that his lawsuit with the NFL has been settled [55:20]. Afterwards, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman joins the show on the day he released his weekly 31 Thoughts column - have Mark Stone and Matt Duchene played their last games as Ottawa Senators [1:15:08]? The final hour starts with Toronto Blue Jays' GM Ross Atkins who spoke about his club arriving to Spring training in Dunedin, the expectations for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Marcus Stroman's comments from earlier this week [1:30:46]. To cap off the show, former MLSE boss Richard Peddie calls-in ahead of the 20th anniversary of Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre), as the first game played there was between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens on February 20, 1999 [2:00:44].