2021 MLB preview: Survivor's Albert Destrade previews the NL East
In the fifth edition of the 2021 MLB Preview Series, Jack is joined by Survivor: South Pacific second runner-up Albert Destrade (@Zero_Votes) and Jordan Morandini to preview what looks to be the league's most competitive division, the NL East.
The Miami Marlins stunned the league last season when they won a playoff series. Will their 2020 success carry over into 2021 (0:00 - 15:00)? The Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen was historically awful in 2020; will their new additions to the pen help the Phillies turn a corner and get back to the postseason for the first time in a decade (15:00 - 35:10)? The Washington Nationals took a step back in 2020 from their 2019 World Series run. With some new additions, they're hoping to make another strong push this season. Will they return to form, or get lost behind the other teams in the division (35:10 - 48:10)? The Atlanta Braves held a 3-1 lead over the Dodgers in the 2020 NLCS. Did they do enough this winter to get over the hump and win an National League pennant (48:10 - 1:13:25)? The New York Mets, under new owner Steve Cohen made a lot of noise this winter. Can they, with the acquisitions of Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco and Francisco Lindor, shed the organization's recent culture of losing and dysfunction (1:13:25 - END)? Featuring voicemail messages from Mike Picardi, Craig Bertagni, Matt Cardone and William Regert! Of course, this full episode is complete with in-depth analysis, over/under picks, win total projections, and much more! Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show, and don't miss the rest of our division previews!
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Check out other Survivor contestants on the Jack Vita Show:
1) Survivor: China contestant Leslie Nease on her Christian faith and reality TV (October 28, 2019)
2) Jonny Fairplay talks "dead grandma" lie, faith, and life after 'Survivor' (February 18, 2020)
4) Former 'Survivor' contestant Albert Destrade previews ALCS, NLCS (October 12, 2020)
5) 'Survivor's Jay Starrett on 'The Challenge' 36, 'Survivor' 33 (February 13, 2020)
7) 2021 MLB preview: Survivor's Albert Destrade previews the NL East (March 25, 2021)
9) Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick talks 'Survivor', life and Philly sports (September 21, 2021)
10) Orestes Destrade, Albert Destrade recap ALDS, NLDS; preview ALCS, NLCS (October 15, 2021)
11) Survivor: Africa's Teresa "T-Bird" Cooper on Braves, World Series (October 26, 2021)
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