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The Red Seat Podcast: Interviewing Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic

In this episode Keaton and I are joined by Jen McCaffrey to discuss Sale, Mookie, Price, and COVID-19.

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On today’s episode of The Red Seat podcast, part of the Over The Monster Podcast Network, we were joined by guest Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic. Before we get into what we talked about I’d urge anyone who has the means to subscribe to check out Jen’s writing on The Athletic. I love my subscription.

On today’s show Keaton and I ask all sorts of questions about the Red Sox and Jen shares her insights. We discussed the following:

  • Did the shortened season effect Chris Sale’s decision to undergo Tommy John surgery?
  • Looking back on the Chris Sale contract signed after 2018, was this contract a huge mistake?
  • What was the real disconnect between the Red Sox and Mookie Betts?
  • Should they have signed Betts to a $420 MM deal? Would that have made sense from a baseball perspective?
  • David Price had a huge effect on the Red Sox locker room, specifically the young players. Was this impact a positive or negative on the team?
  • Did this question play into Bloom’s decision to trade him as part of the Mookie deal?
  • COVID-19 questions: What does Jen think about the realignment plans? Will they actually play a season? How will this impact the CBT?

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