The Morning Roast - 3/8/21 - Hour 2 - Alex Pavlovic
The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe
Kate, Butcher Boy and Nick Friedell discuss the state of the SF Giants franchise and speak with SF Giants Insider for NBC Sports Bay Area Alex Pavlovic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
RizzoCast E33: State of the Giants w/ Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic
In Episode 33, we talk to NBC Sports Bay Area's San Francisco Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic about the team's performance in 2020, filling holes in free agency, Buster Posey's situation and outlook into the future! You can follow Alex on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PavlovicNBCS You can keep up with RizzoCast: https://linktr.ee/RizzoCast
In today's episode, Alex Pavlovic who is a reporter that covers the Giants for NBC Sports Bay Area stops by the podcast to answer a few questions. Be sure to stick around for the entire episode because Alex and James talk about topics such as exciting names in the Giants farm system, Alex's thoughts on the Kevin Gausman deal, and Trevor Bauers name even gets thrown around once or twice.
On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic to discuss the start of MLB free agency, including who is the best available player and which players the Giants should target. Plus, the duo looks at the Giants roster and break down how successful San Francisco can be next season.(1:10) Who is best available player? (4:50) Giants ideal free agent targets (8:20) Which free agent can help San Francisco the most? (14:58) Will the Giants have a winning record next season?
Alex Pavlovic discusses MLB rule changes, Giants’ offseason plans
Giants Talk: A San Francisco Giants Podcast
On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic to discuss if the MLB should keep any of the new rule changes, how the Giants should move forward, and Hunter Pence’s legacy in San Francisco. They detail some free agents the Giants could sign and share their weird observations from the 2020 MLB season. (1:05) Pavlovic discusses his surprise about the 2020 MLB season (5:14) Should the MLB keep the universal DH? (9:01) Pence’s legacy with Giants (13:10) Giants' outlook moving forward (18:19) Players Giants need to re-sign (24:50) Could Trevor Bauer be on his way to San Francisco?(28:47) Weird observations from the 2020 MLB season
On this episode of the Balk Talk Podcast, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic to discuss the latest news around the team, including the recent COVID-19 scare and an injury update for key players. Plus, they discuss Gabe Kapler’s positive impact on the Giants and the secret to Mike Yastrzemski’s great season. (1:00) Discussing Giants’ COVID-19 scare (4:50) Giants postseason outlook(8:40) Will the DH stick around in the NL? (15:00) Examining Kapler’s impact on the 2020 season(20:20) Secret to Yastrzemski’s breakout season (22:40) Health of the Giants pitching rotation
Carmen Kiew, Therese Vinal, Cole Kuiper, and Anthony Garcia check in and talk baseball with NBC Bay Area's Giants Insider, Alex Pavlovic. The crew chats with Alex on what will become of the 2020 MLB Season, how the Giants minor league system will fare including thoughts on Joey Bart and Sean Hjelle, and much more!
[00:37] Please introduce yourself. I am head of the department of expediting at Virnich Corporation in Chicago. It’s a full-service 3PL and carrier company. [01:01] Tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in Serbia and I earned a mechanical engineering degree before moving to the USA. I never used that degree, because shortly after graduating I moved to Alaska to be a cook in a national park. When the season ended, I decided to move to Chicago and my friend suggested I become a truck driver. [03:36] When did you become a broker? After three years of driving, I was burnt out. I was thinking about working as a dispatcher, but I wanted more of a challenge. I approached the company that I’m still part of and they taught me how to be a broker. [04:40] What is expediting? It’s a branch of logistics where shipments need to be picked up and delivered as fast as possible. [05:36] What kind of equipment do you use in expediting? The most common assets being used in expediting are straight trucks and Sprinter vans. Smaller box trucks and Sprinters are not regulated, but it’s still important to use teams and be safe. Straight trucks start at 12 feet and go up to 26 feet. [08:45] What is the first key to effective expediting? Carrier vetting. In recent years, we’ve seen a huge growth of carriers in the expediting market. When I started, companies didn’t have to be as competitive. There was more honesty and integrity. We see a lot of things to be careful of, like underbidding. Some companies will do anything they can to get the load even if they can’t fulfill the promise. [11:49] What is the second key to effective expediting? Communication. It’s a pretty broad term. Here, I mean paying attention to details. I see a lot of companies that will do anything to not communicate with the driver. I always communicated with brokers that reached out to me when I was a driver. It’s good to under promise and over deliver. [17:27] What is the third key to effective expediting? Knowledge of assets, such as expediting equipment. A lot of newcomers in the industry haven’t been trained or haven’t had a chance to feel the equipment. You always want to work with someone who has a history of dealing with assets directly. A lot of companies say they’re an expediter, but they’re trying to be a jack of all trades. [20:50] What is the fourth key to effective expediting? Having personal values. It’s about how people perceive you besides as having great customer service. We always do the right thing for the customer. That involves saying yes when we can and no when we can’t. I see a lot of people taking freight without even thinking about if they can make it happen. [23:06] What is the fifth key to effective expediting? They are even more important in expediting than in the regular truckload business. It’s very efficient when you know what the customer wants before they even tell you because your relationship is so strong. Using the same drivers and equipment is important. [26:46] Do you have any final thoughts? If you’re looking for an expediter, my advice is to take your time in choosing the right one. Focus on building a relationship. I’ve realized that being an expert in all fields makes you an expert in nothing. Learn more: Virnich Corporation: https://www.virncorp.com/ Alex Pavlovic LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexpavlovic22/