Hello baseball fans, and welcome back to another edition of The Rosterbatorical, the official MLB Daily Dish podcast. Chris had to delay the recording of the show on Tuesday, and it ended up being a good thing he did. A bunch of major news and rumors came out on Wednesday, all of which would have made a Tuesday show very outdated.
The Cubs made their first move of the trade season, and it wasn't for Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman. Instead, they acquired Mike Montgomery from the Mariners as part of a 4-player deal that sent hitting prospect Dan Vogelbach back to Seattle. The guys talk about that, and the chances that the Cubs are still in play for Miller/Chapman.
It was very rainy over Dodgers Stadium in terms of bad news, with Alex Wood being down for the next eight weeks after a procedure on his elbow. It got worse when news broke that ace Clayton Kershaw could need back surgery, putting the rest of his season in question. Should the Dodgers still be looking for that 'impact move' that they are rumored to be searching for?
And finally, a rumor surfaced that the Brewers and Indians were discussing a deal that would send catcher Jonathan Lucroy to Cleveland. Is that really what the Indians need to target at the deadline? Chris and Matt have differing opinions on this.
All the news gets covered, and there is even some trivia.
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:36- Cubs make a trade
9:25- Dodgers bad news
17:50- Trivia’s on Wednesdays
22:35- Indians linked to Lucroy
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