The latest off season news – Hot Stove Baseball Podcast

The ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ edition of the podcast starts with Gary Hughes and Mick Gillispie recapping all the moves made by his Boston Redsox. They include the signings of both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to bolster the offense. Where will these guys fit into the Boston line-up? In segment two the conversation swings to free agent pitching. Gary talks about the best available arms and where they rank.

Pablo Sandoval during the 2014 World Series - Photo (Courtesy of the NYTimes)

Pablo Sandoval during the 2014 World Series – Photo (Courtesy of the NYTimes)


The guys then debate the latest trend that sees hitting trump pitching in overall availability. The Braves new President of Baseball Operations (GM) John Hart has just taken the helm and is making moves. The discussion centers on those moves and what Hart brings to the job. One move was sending the Cubs infielder Tommy LaStella. The Northsiders have steadily built up a stockpile of middle infielders. The guys explain why this isn’t a problem.


Finally the show touches on this years Hall of Fame ballot finalists. Gary makes his prediction on who will be elected. Mick and Gary both then make a strong case for Lee Smith, Tim Raines and Dale Murphy.

Click here- Hot Stove Baseball Podcast (Inning 2) 

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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