2021 MLB preview: the NL West with Makayla Perkins
In the second edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack welcomes back Makayla Perkins (social media director of DNVR Sports, and contributor to the DNVR Rockies podcast) to the show.
Makayla is a diehard Colorado Rockies fan that is VERY unhappy with the organization following the February trade of Nolan Arenado; what is her outlook on the Rockies' 2021 season? Is there any hope in Denver? Can the Rocks' young rotation finally put it all together this summer? (0:00 - 22:45). Prior to moving back home in Colorado, Makayla lived in Arizona for five years, studying at Arizona State University and working for the Arizona Diamondbacks. What is her read on the Diamondbacks? Are the Diamondbacks being slightly overlooked heading into 2021? (22:45 - 36:40). Next up, the San Francisco Giants; the Giants overperformed in 2020, just barely missing the playoffs. With Buster Posey returning to their lineup, can they rekindle some of their magic from last decade? The Giants are staying the course with a motley crew of veterans. Will they begin to rebuild this summer, or continue trying to compete? (36:40 - 45:15). Before Jack and Makayla debate which team will win the NL West, Makayla questions the legitimacy of the Dodgers' 2020 World Series title, Jack disagrees. Then, the two debate San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. Are the Dodgers susceptible to a hangover season? Do they have what it takes to repeat and win a World Series in a full 162-game season? Conversely, are the Padres in danger of not measuring up to the preseason hype? Could they be the latest sports team to win the offseason and come up short on the field? Jack and Makayla hash out all of these ideas, not failing to mention the offseason acquisitions of Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove and Trevor Bauer (45:15 - END). Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and plenty more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, and don't miss the rest of our division previews!
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