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The Over the Monster Podcast: Figuring out a sticky situation

A discussion of the rotation, among other topics.

Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Welcome back to another episode of the Over the Monster Podcast. For this week’s show, Bryan is off on vacation so Jake steps into his shoes and joins Matt to talk about an eventful last week in Red Sox baseball.

They start off the show by discussing the recent roster shuffle from the team, as they designated Ryan Weber for assignment, called up Michael Chavis, and acquired Yacksel Ríos from the Mariners. The two talk about the decision to call up Chavis over either Franchy Cordero or Jarren Duran, and how long they expect Chavis to be up. They also talk about the team’s shaky rotation depth and whether or not Weber could be seen in the majors again under the right circumstances. There’s also a short discussion of Ríos’s future with the team.

From there, the conversation is moved over to the recent struggles in the Red Sox rotation and the insinuation from some in the media that it is related to the league’s crackdown on sticky substances used by pitchers. After talking about those accusations, they focus more broadly on the rotation moving forward, determining who can be trusted, and what the team needs to do before the deadline.

From there, they move on to a couple of miscellaneous topics ranging from the bullpen to the All-Star Game before answering a couple of listener questions.

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