But first, we touch on awards season. Jared gives his picks for each major award. I voted in the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, so I won't make my ballot public until the results are announced. Don't worry, it'll happen next week.
Clayton Kershaw said he's "curious" about free agency. Jared freaks out a bit while I'm calm and cool about it.
Tim Wallach lost out to Brad Ausmus for the Detroit Tigers' job and Lloyd McClendon for the Seattle Mariners' job. Now, he could be Don Mattingly's bench coach. At worst, he'll be the team's third base coach again.
We try to make our off-season plans as realistic as possible. We also throw in a few curveballs and unexpected transactions. Hope you enjoy. I'll have my off-season plan in written form come Friday.
Episode dedicationsThen, we close with Q&A, which were pretty good this week. Keep it up!
Jared: Chan Ho Park
Dustin: Chan Ho Park (but just to be different, Josh Beckett)
We'll probably continue to record every other week, or as news warrants, during the winter.
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