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The most comprehensive discussion of the Red Sox minor league farm system on the Web.

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The most comprehensive discussion of the Red Sox minor league farm system on the Web.

    SPPod #180 - We’re going to try to talk baseball… again

    SPPod #180 - We’re going to try to talk baseball… again

    At a time when there are more important things to focus on in all of our lives, we felt that recording a 97-minute distraction might not be the worst thing for a temporary respite. Will we have to wait much longer before baseball returns? Chris and Ian have some thoughts and updates as we enter June. First up, they look at the state of negotiations between players and owners. Some hurdles have been cleared, but we have a long way to go. Next up they go through a round of cuts. With the transaction freeze over, teams have been making some personnel decisions. They quickly pivot to reports on what teams may do instead of a minor league season. And after a brief word on the coming draft, it’s time for your awesome messages when Chris and Ian open the mailbag. Keep the terrific emails coming, everyone.

    0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
    3:00 – Negotiations to get the season started
    39:45 – Transaction freeze thaws out
    51:15 – How the season affects minor leagues
    57:15 – Mailbag

    We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    SPPod #179: Go get some vitamin D

    SPPod #179: Go get some vitamin D

    Baseball’s long winter continues. And while we wait for games, Chris and Ian have updates. First up, an interview with Deputy editor and Pentagon Correspondent at Defense News (and more importantly, longtime podcast listener) Aaron Mehta, who gives some insight into the Noah Song situation. MLB set the terms of the 2020 Draft, and the guys have opinions on how badly MLB has handled the situation, as well as thoughts about how the Sox will approach the draft. Plus, Chris and Ian recap their participation in the Prospects Live Mock Draft. The guys also spent some time breaking down the proposals for the abbreviated season, including the smart moves the club made to have flexibility with the unique roster conditions, we continued looking at the State of the System with outfielders, and finally, we answer listener emails!
    We want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.

    Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us.

    Love the show? Want to help us out while also getting exclusive goodies? Support the podcast by contributing to us on Patreon! Go to Sox Prospects on Patreon for the details.

    Podcast Twitter Links:
    • @SPChrisHatfield
    • @IanCundall
    • @SoxProspects

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    SPPod #178: They can’t hear you nodding

    SPPod #178: They can’t hear you nodding

    We all miss baseball, but the podcast marches on! Even without games, Chris and Ian had plenty to talk about. In the news, MLB finally released its report on the Red Sox sign-stealing investigation. Was the punishment as lax as most seemed to think? The guys disagree with the consensus there. Plus, with this week's report that the minor league season is in jeopardy, we discuss the implications on the field and off. Plus, Chris has an update on Noah Song's status, and the guys continued looking at the latest entries in the State of the System series! As always, we close with your emails, and the listeners came through again with some terrific questions.

    We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.

    Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us. 

    Love the show? Want to help us out while also getting exclusive goodies? Support the podcast by contributing to us on Patreon! Go to Sox Prospects on Patreon for the details.

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    SPPod Ep. #177 - It's got a better twist than that

    SPPod Ep. #177 - It's got a better twist than that

    Baseball extended winter continues. All of us at SoxProspects want to send you our sincere wishes for health and safety. And with time on our hands, we can turn our attention to a little series we just launched: State of the System. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look. Ian and Chris take a look at the series and share their thoughts. They start by breaking down drafts and J2 signings to evaluate the evolution of the Sox farm system in the last several years. And then it is on to the mailbag. Thanks for listening and filling up the mailbag. Let us know if there are any other topics you want us to talk about by dropping a line to podcast@soxprospects.com

    0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
    3:00 – State of the System series introduction
    12:00 – Drafted pitchers in the minors
    48:20 – International pitching prospects
    59:10 – Mailbag

    We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.

    Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us.

    Love the show? Want to help us out while also getting exclusive goodies? Support the podcast by contributing to us on Patreon! Go to Sox Prospects on Patreon for the details.

    Podcast Twitter Links:
    • @SPChrisHatfield
    • @IanCundall
    • @SoxProspects

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    SPPod Ep. #176 - Small Prospects

    SPPod Ep. #176 - Small Prospects

    Before we get started, to all our listeners, colleagues, supporters and friends of the site, we all want to send our sincere wishes for health, safety and security. We’re planning to keep episodes of the podcast coming, so you have things to listen to while you’re sheltering in place, working from home and taking breaks from MLB Vault marathons.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    SPPod #175: Minor League Camp "Preview"

    SPPod #175: Minor League Camp "Preview"

    A lot can change in a few days. In this episode, Chris and Ian engaged in an in-depth preview of their then-upcoming trip to minor league spring training, running through the players they were looking forward to seeing in camp and taking your listener questions. Days later, as Chris explains in the new intro, the trip was unfortunately canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus, but we are still releasing the episode as a preview of the players and storylines we have our eyes on entering the year.

    • 1 hr 30 min

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