Sport On Deck Podcast: MLB Draft and Trade Deadline with Ian Cundall
The Kevin Durant and Juan Soto trade markets are not that different
There's a reported frontrunner for Soto, while a new team is in the fray for DurantWhereabouts might Soto be doing the shuffle next?
Welcome back to the On Deck Podcast. On Episode 33, Shelly Verougstraete and Bob Osgood welcomed the director of scouting fromas well as the host of the Sox Prospects Podcast, Ian Cundall to the show to discuss the Red Sox picks in the MLB Draft, the recent trade deadline, and this year’s risers and fallers on the Sox Prospects rankings. Follow Ian at on Twitter.
The Red Sox drafted Tommy Romero, Cutter Coffey, and Roman Anthony on day one of the draft, a trio of prep hitters. We reviewed the three players, and how their varying bonuses aren’t consistent with their draft slot. We discussed Jud Fabian, who did not come to an agreement with the Red Sox a year ago, and lost out on a million dollars by waiting a year. Brooks Brannon, ninth-round pick, received the fourth highest bonus, and Dalton Rogers (third round) and Noah Dean (fifth round) will both get a shot as starting pitchers despite their relief success in college.
The Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Needs for Every Playoff Contender
Here are the areas where the Yankees, Dodgers and other teams in the postseason picture should look to upgrade. Welcome to the final stretch before the trade deadline. (Remember, the date to know this season is August 2, as July 31 falls on a Sunday.) This year might not have the most overpowering group of trade candidates—at least in the Not-Juan Soto Category—but there’s still plenty of activity to anticipate. Which team will land Luis Castillo? How will a third wild card berth change teams’ calculus? And, per usual, just about everyone could use a little extra bullpen help.
With Christian Vazquez and Jake Diekman going out, and Tommy Pham, Eric Hosmer, and Reese McGuire coming in, we each gave our thoughts on the recent trade deadline and whether the “buy and sell” approach was the right move for this season and in the future.
Some notable risers in Ian’s prospect rankings this year include Miguel Bleis, Brayan Bello, and Ceddanne Rafaela, as well as Marcelo Mayer passing Triston Casas for the number one spot. Niko Kavadas is destroying low-minors competition but how will his first-base / offense only profile play out long-term? Finally, we say goodbye to Jay Groome and review Jeter Downs and Gilberto Jimenez falling outside of the top-20 of the mid-season rankings.
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Report: Bears WR N'Keal Harry could miss six weeks with high-ankle sprain .
On Sunday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport provided an update on Harry's status and what could lie ahead for the former first-round pick. According to Rapoport, Harry has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. From Inside Training Camp: #Bears WR N'Keal Harry was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and he's seeing a specialist to learn how long he's out, sources say. pic.twitter.com/iij00WbH4R— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2022 Rapoport said Harry would likely see renowned specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who will help determine the severity of the injury and his timeline for return.