NOTE: This was recorded before the Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia for Mallex Smith trade was official, but it was referenced in those exact terms.
Casey talks about the Mariners rebuild. He goes over every player who has real value and every player who is basically untradeable, meaning the Mariners couldn’t give that player away with the receiving team assuming that player’s entire salary. He talks about how the rebuild will hurt, and what the Mariners may get in exchange for their valuable assets.
Casey is joined by ESPN.com writer Kevin Pelton. They talk about the state of basketball analytics, Kevin’s origins as a basketball writer and analytics proponent. Kevin has a podcast called the Fabulous Pelton Cast.
Casey talks to Harrison Crow about the Sounders amazing run to end the season, and how sustainable it may be heading into the postseason. Also, Harrison recently appeared on one of Casey’s favorite podcasts, Fangraphs Audio. And Harrison recounts his experience after allowing Casey to be part of American Soccer Analysis’ Slack channel.
Casey talks about the World Series victory by the Boston Red Sox, and how twitter has changed the way sports fans interact. He also talks about the Washington Huskies loss to Cal, and the Seahawks win over the Detroit Lions
Casey talks about the Washington Huskies victory over Colorado, including if the Huskies have any chance of a berth in the College Football Playoff. He also talks about the kind of nightmare being anywhere near the College Gameday set has to be. He has a different take than the rest of the world on the six year old in Arizona who was rewarded with free tickets to a Suns game after his mother posted a picture of him at his birthday party where no guests showed up went viral. And he talks about the World Series, and who and what he is rooting for.
Casey is joined by comedian and former mixed martial artist Greg Beachler. Greg and Casey talk about the recent antics of Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and what it may mean for the future of UFC.