Triple Play Podcast: Royals World Series Preview, Friedman to Dodgers


In this week’s episode of the Triple Play Podcast, Reese, Matt, and I talk about some very important news, and that is that A.J. Hinch and Trey Hillman will be on the Astros bench next season. Exciting stuff, right?

Oh, and the Royals are in the World Series.

First, though, we discuss Andrew Friedman joining the Dodgers’ front office, and what that means for both the Rays and Dodgers organizations. Friedman will be dealing with a much different situation in Los Angeles, but he’s a smart enough executive that he should have a positive impact almost immediately.

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From there, we dive into a World Series preview, talking about Madison Bumgarner‘s dominance, and how the Royals’ bench could affect the late innings in every game. The Giants’ bullpen is no slouch, but they don’t have the firepower the Royals possess, so if the Royals’ offense can scratch a few runs across early on (easier said than done) they should be in good shape. However, the bevy of left-handed hitters in the Giants’ lineup could present problems for Jeremy Guthrie in his start.

Regardless of the series outcome, it should be a very fun matchup between two teams of a similar talent level, and we all expect each game to be closely-contested.

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Aaron Reese
Matt Vernon
Hunter Samuels

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