On Thursday's podcast, I returned from vacation with reaction to Giancarlo Stanton clearing waivers, while describing the complications that would come with the Boston Red Sox trying to trade for him before the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31. I also shared some thoughts on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, Mayweather vs McGregor's 8-oz gloves, Kenny Omega losing in the G1 Climax finals, and WWE SummerSlam on Sunday.
On Thursday's podcast, I explained why it's now time to put the focus primarily on Chris Sale, here in Boston (42:10). Plus, I reacted to the report that Red Sox ownership wouldn't let Dave Dombrowski trade any top prospects at Monday's non-waiver trade deadline (17:00), I shared some thoughts on Mookie Betts' latest leadership comments (37:35), and I opened the show with a few NFL thoughts.
On Monday's podcast, I reacted to the Boston Red Sox trading for New York Mets reliever Addison Reed before the non-waiver trade deadline (6:10). And I've had enough of David Price. I called for the Red Sox to find a way to move on from Price, after his embarrassing media session over the weekend, where he addressed his confrontation with Dennis Eckersley for the first time since the details were made public (19:35). I also shared some thoughts on Dustin Pedroia's comments the day before Price spoke. All that and more.