We are back for Episode 5 of the Red Sox On Deck Podcast, your go-to source for everything prospects on the Over the Monster Podcast Network. In this episode, we thank Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) for his contributions over the first month and talk about the show moving forward. Our first topic of Opening Day Red Sox thoughts was thwarted by a rainstorm that was rather underwhelming in Boston but ultimately postponed Thursday’s Opening Day against the Orioles.
After that, we talk about Tanner Houck, who will be getting the ball in the second game of the season in Eduardo Rodriguez’s absence. His final spring training tune-up against the Braves gives us more hope than a week ago that he deserves at least one start.
We then spent much of the show talking about this week’s podcast and the article that featured Theo Epstein on The Athletic Baseball Show. We tried to decipher Theo’s comments about re-evaluating the “three true outcomes” game that Major League Baseball has turned into, including comments about stolen bases, moving the pitcher’s mound back, pitch clocks, and instant replay.
Finally, we rounded out our level-by-level preview of the Red Sox minor league system with the Rookie League teams, in the Gulf Coast and Dominican Summer League. Bob provided an overview of some of the logistics at each level, followed by Shelly’s breakdown of the exciting power-hitting corner infielder, Blaze Jordan. We finished the show discussing some of the youngest players in the organization, including outfielders Miguel Bleis and Eduardo Lopez, as well as pitchers Bradley Blalock and Luis Perales.
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