We’ve got another huge show for you on this week’s Triple Play Podcast, as Reese, Matt, and I dig into some of the major news items from the last several days. Yoan Moncada agreed to sign with the Red Sox for $31.5 million, causing many people to examine the massive flaws in MLB’s amateur drafting and signing processes. Rob Manfred is interested in going to a worldwide draft, but that could create even more issues.
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In Royals news, we talked about Mike Sweeney‘s excellent career that earned him election into the team’s Hall of Fame. Sweeney had a terrific peak while playing for some truly dreadful teams, so he’s never really gotten the credit he deserves. We also discussed Mike Moustakas‘ plans to bunt against the shift this season.
From there, we wrapped up our National League previews by looking at the Central, where every team should be incredibly fascinating. It may not be as competitive as the AL Central, but all five teams have enough upside to win close to 90 games, if things go well enough.
Finally, we broke down the Indians and their outlook for the 2015 season. They didn’t make any flashy moves, and they didn’t improve what was the worst defense in baseball last season, yet many people who cover baseball nationally are buying in to Cleveland’s rotation, which is filled with some young and talented arms, including the reigning Cy Young award winner in Corey Kluber.
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