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The Over The Monster Podcast: The Christian Yelich Deal vs Mookie

Is Mookie really worth so much more than Christian Yelich?

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning,

Welcome back to another edition of “The Over The Monster Podcast.” On this episode of the show Keaton and I kick it off by discussing the big Chris Sale news. We address the following questions surrounding Sale’s health and its impact on the season:

  • How does this change the season outlook?
  • Do you think he will still end up getting Tommy John surgery?
  • Who takes the fifth starter spot?
  • What do we see Colin McHugh’s role being with the team?
  • How much less likely is this team to contend for a wild card?
  • Are they more likely to become sellers at the deadline?

We then discuss Christian Yelich’s new 9-year $215MM contract and what this could say about Mookie Betts’ value. Keaton and I disagree on this one.

We hit on some key spring training battles including the back of the bullpen with updates on the performances of:

  • Josh Osich
  • Austin Brice
  • Ryan Brasier
  • Colten Brewer
  • Many more

We also discuss the encouraging spring from Martín Pérez, Nathan Eovaldi, and Eduardo Rodriguez. Our last topic is a discussion of Keaton’s first article at OTM where he discusses who will lead off this season. We then answer all of your listener questions.

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