My latest baseball round table featuring Jesse Golderberg-Strassler (@jgoldstrass; author and voice of the Lansing Lugnuts), Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback; writer and research analyst at the Levy Institute), and Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame; co-founder of Prospects Live and host of The Scouts Have Eyes podcast). We discussed: Anthony Alford's great and final crusade, the sumptuous reclamation projects that is Teoscar Hernandez, a strange recurrence of the Shapiro vs. Anthopoulos paradigm, what Alex and his legacy was truly all about, Woodell's favourite under-the-radar Jays prospects, dreaming of 200+ innings from Stroman and Sanchez, why the most important rookie on the team isn't a player, how to properly grade the efforts of Charlie Montoyo, and the power of self-prescribed intellectual exercises in management versus old-school vanilla rebuilds. Subscribe to arishapiro.ca today and receive all my round tables straight to your inbox/cell phone, and be sure to visit jaysjournal.com for news, insights, and editorials on all things Blue Jays.
My conversation with consumer advocate and altruist Ira Rheingold, who is the executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates; a nationwide organization of more than 1500 attorneys who represent hundreds of thousands of consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive, and predatory business practices. We talked about his love of fighting for consumer rights, his overall impressions of the Trump presidency, the changing tides of Democrat vs. Republican ideological struggles, his thoughts on the future of fairness and transparency when it comes to the average taxpayer living in North America, his candid take on the Equifax scandal, the concept of reverting to cretinism as global populism grows, the battle for truth and education in contemporary society, how social media remains a powder keg for the upcoming 2020 election, and the dangers of baseball's greed and lingering hubris. Be sure to follow Ira (@IraRheingold) on social media, and visit consumeradvocates.org to learn more about an organization worth admiring for all the right reasons.
My latest baseball round table featuring Chris Henderson (@baseball4brains; musician and site expert at Jays Journal), Geoff Falbo (@gfalbo13; writer/blogger formerly with Deep Leagues), and Eric Rosenhek (@TheHek; writer and host of Definitely Not Jays Talk). We discussed: Vlad Guerrero's oblique strain and the issue of personal conditioning, the glorious renaissance of Bo Bichette, Anthony Alford's quest for true baseball redemption, Bud Norris and the issue of veteran influence in the dugout, what happens if Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez put their pitching woes behind them, the future of the starting rotation, when this team officially becomes Mark Shapiro's baby, and what happens if the bottom falls out early and all we're left with is a minor league product at major league prices during August.