USA Today's Bob Nightengale on managerial changes, players with most trade value, Cubs, White Sox
USA Today veteran baseball writer Bob Nightengale visits the Jack Vita Show to discuss the latest from the world of baseball, and answer the question, should there be a category for utility players on the MLB All-Star ballot, as Buck Showalter suggested over the weekend?
Bob and Jack discuss whether adding a utility man column to the ballot would make sense. Bob also adds what he would change about the All-Star Game. Should we be making a bigger deal of Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina's farewell tours? Was Bob surprised by the firings of Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon, and which manager could be out next? Is Tony La Russa's job safe? Bob and Jack discuss the importance of defense. Should we buy stock in the red-hot Cleveland Guardians? Which player in Major League Baseball currently has THE MOST trade value? Bob and Jack run through some names. They also discuss the current state of the Cubs and White Sox, and the Dodgers' injuries piling up, and some early thoughts on what kind of moves we could see at the trade deadline.
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