Buster talks to 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila about his late-godfather Tommy Lasorda and the time they met at a diner in L.A. after he was called up to the big leagues.
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BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.
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Eric and Tristan discuss the value of Yu Darvish/Blake Snell in San Diego and Josh Bell in Washington in addition to highlighting prospects on the move and their future upside.
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The Minnesota Twins and closer Taylor Rogers agreed to terms Thursday on a $6 million, one-year contract, according to multiple reports.
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Eric and Tristan evaluate the recent news around the league, talk the value of 2020 production and answer your questions!
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