This week's episode, hosted as always by Daigo Fujiwara, opens with the obvious topic of the week: The Kevin Youkilis trade. Michael Vega and I put an epilogue on his memorable Red Sox career while also discussing the expectations for his talented successor, Will Middlebrooks.
Also, we discuss the state of the Red Sox' starting rotation, and if you're already presuming I brought up Baseball America's 2008 top 100 prospect rankings yet again when discussing Franklin Morales, well, thanks for reading all those other times I've mentioned it.
I just can't get over it. I mean, how eclectic is this group of pitchers? Morales, just 26, power-armed, and discarded by the Rockies, was eighth on their list -- one spot behind Clayton Kershaw and two ahead of David Price.
Also in the top 10: Joba Chamberlain (3), Clay Buchholz (4), and Homer Bailey (9). That's six starters, or two more than the current Rockies can muster for a starting rotation.
Anyway, check it out. Always appreciate the listen.
About Touching All The Bases
Irreverence and insight from Chad Finn, a Globe/Boston.com sports writer and media columnist. A winner of several national and regional writing awards, he is the founder and sole contributor to the TATB blog, which launched in December 2004. Yes, he realizes how lucky he is.