Would acquiring Nelson Cruz make sense for the Blue Jays? (Ep. 135)
Section 138: A Toronto Blue Jays podcast
It’s Trade Deadline Central for the Toronto Blue Jays right now. Coming off a two-game split against the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays have acquired Trevor Richards and Bowden Francis from the Milwaukee Brewers for Rowdy Tellez. They’re also rumoured to be interested in Nelson Cruz and Craig Kimbrel. Does it make any sense for Toronto to try to improve the offense when the bullpen is still a weakness? How much would the Blue Jays have to give up for Kimbrel? Mark, Bryson and Jacob also discuss Toronto’s series in Baltimore. Is Hyun Jin Ryu back to his normal self? What was behind his struggles in the first place? Subscribe to Section 138 on YouTube for video podcasts and live streams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTCRKhBRu9kVO2fDuc2q8Aw/featured. Support our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/section138pod. Follow @section138pod on Instagram and Twitter. Music: “Cruise,” Florida George Line.
Mollywhop Tuesday: They're Winning! Edition - Is this sustainable? / Should they bring back Nelson Cruz? + other potential acquisitions
The Ian Furness Show
It's a Mollywhop Monday, only this time, on a Tuesday. A few weeks ago we had an emergency session amidst the team's collapse. Now they seem to be dominating; five games above .500 and just 3.5 games out of a wild card spot. Is this sustainable? The trade deadline is fast approaching and the M's may be in the running to bring Nelson Cruz back to town. Should they make the deal, adn what other acquisitions could they feasibly make before the deadline? We discuss all of that and more with Chris Crawford and Nathan Bishop.
Shannon Drayer joins Curtis and Lefko to reminisce a successful M's series, Around the NFL including thoughts on a Josh Gordon reinstatement // When should the Mariners start buying, at the deadline or the offseason? // FLAG ON THE PLAYSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hour 3 - Is Nelson Cruz a realistic trade target for the Mariners?
Jake and Stacy
Jeff Passan listed the Mariners as a possible trade candidate for Nelson Cruz if they stay in the AL Wild Card chase. But when should the Mariners truly become buyers, rather than trading veteran players for prospects? NFL Headlines: CBS Sports released their rankings of the 32 NFL head coaches, but where does Pete Carroll fall? We end the show with What I Need to Know. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are Baseball Players the Best Athletes, When is it Real, Akil Baddoo, Nelson Cruz's Immortality
1:50 - Masters Sunday Recap 5:52 - Buxton and Acuna are the two best athletes in baseball right now…are baseball players the best athletes on the planet? 8:46 - Reactions to Michael Conforto leaning into a pitch to win a game 12:00 - Some discussion about the strategy of the new extra innings rule 18:20 - Christian Vasquez’s emergence as a borderline star player and a leader for the Boston Red Sox 23:04 - When is it real? At what point in the season does it go from a hot stretch to just being good? 28:30 - Akil Baddoo talk and his BIG jump from High A to the big leagues 33:44 - Reds talk: their offense has been on fire, are they for real? 38:13 - Post Show: Is Nelson Cruz immortal? Is he a hall of famer? Some inside talk about the MLB’s flawed drug testing as well
On March 28th, 1998, Nelson Cruz was celebrating his birthday over Chinese food with friends when they heard shots fired down the block. Police were immediately on scene to make an arrest, yet somehow, Nelson became the target of a notorious pair of NYPD detectives. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.change.org/p/brooklyn-district-attorney-eric-gonzalez-nelson-cruz-is-innocent https://wrongfullyconvicted.info/ https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Nelson Cruz returning to Minnesota means for the Twins and White Sox
White Sox Talk Podcast