The 2017 trade deadline has come and gone and the Los Angeles Dodgers became the best team in baseball… even more than they already were. They landed Yu Darvish to aid their chances at cruising to a World Series title. On the other coast, the New York Yankees grabbed Sonny Gray from the Oakland A’s as they look to surpass the Boston Red Sox atop the AL East.
Which of these teams won more than the other and were there any other deadline winners or losers? Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen discuss.
Also, Greg wants to complain about the Tigers putting Justin Verlander on waivers.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 56: 2017 Trade Deadline Review
Music in this Episode:
Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by The Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club
Break 1: “Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics” by The Bouncing Souls and Bartolo Colon’s one career home run.
Break 2: “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges and a quote from Bull Durham.
Hosted by Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen, Crowding the Plate is a weekly baseball podcast here on Last Word on Sports. It aims to cover the fun, yet analytical, side of baseball once a week.
Joe Hojnacki writes about soccer for Last Word on Sports and is also co-host of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. An avid Red Sox fan, Joe idolizes Bryce Harper and feels that his fun showmanship is the way to save baseball from becoming overrun by old folks, and from dying out.
Greg Hessen is the resident Tigers fan on Crowding the Plate. As somewhat more of a traditionalist, Greg longs for the days of pitchers hitting in the American League and a landscape that doesn’t include things like bat flips and PEDs tarnishing the greatest of all games.
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