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Box Score Baseball Podcast: Give me a Break

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan take some time during the All-Star break to look back at what we’ve learned and prepare for the stretch run. The guys provide their thoughts on a couple of the season’s first half breakouts and busts while also pondering the current trade value of Clayton Kershaw. the boys also take a dip into the mail bag to answer some questions from the listeners.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Give Me a Break

News and Notes

  • Catcher update: Carlos Ruiz, Evan Gattis, A.J. Pierzinski
  • Joey Votto out “weeks” not “months”
  • Jean Segura’s uncertain status
  • Bronson Arroyo undergoes Tommy John  surgery

The Good, the Bad and the Upside – All-Star Edition

  • Good: Miguel Cabrera
  • Bad: Giancarlo Stanton
  • Upside: Arismendy Alcantara

First Half Wrap

  • Breakouts we are buying: Michael Brantley, Todd Frazier
  • Breakouts we are selling: Dee Gordon
  • Busts we are buying: Alex Rios, Chris Davis, Jason Kipnis
  • Busts we are selling: Bryce Harper, Jean Segura

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

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