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Box Score Baseball Podcast-Offseason Extravaganza Part III

In Part III of the Box Score Baseball Offseason Extravaganza, Wayne Bretsky and Michael Pichan discuss Clayton Kershaw’s pile-o-cash, Derek Holland’s knee surgery, Pablo Sandoval’s slim waistline and start up the hype-train on Cubs’ prospect Kris Bryant. While You Were Drafting continues with a look at Arizona’s Swiss army knife, Martin Prado and the boys hand out their 2013 Pitcher Superlatives. As always, the show closes with a dip into the mailbag.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Offseason Extravaganza Part III

News and Notes

  • Clayton Kershaw gets PAID
  • Derek Holland goes under the knife
  • Pablo Sandoval drops some lbs.
  • Josh Hamilton bulks up
  • Manny Machado may be cleared son
  • Mat Latos begins a throwing program
  • Mark Teixeira swings a bat and Brian Roberts looks healthy (for now)
  • Kris Bryant to begin in Double-A

While You Were Drafting – Martin Prado

  • Batting just .245/.295/.346 on July 1, Prado rallied with a .320/.370/.488 slash the rest of the way
  • Ranked third in the league in RBI in August, top-10 in WAR, top-15 in OBP

2013 Pitching Superlatives

  • Pitcher who changed your mind: Jarrod Parker, Jordan Zimmermann
  • Most surprising player who can keep it rolling: Sonny Gray, Jose Fernandez
  • Most surprising player who will be a bust: Jhoulys Chacin, Patrick Corbin
  • Most disappointing player who will bounce back: Cole Hamels, Matt Cain
  • Most disappointing player who is dead to you: R.A. Dickey, CC Sabathia

Mailbag!

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