Publish Date: 08/31/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
The waiver trade deadline is upon meaning teams are finalizing their rosters for expansion and for a possible postseason run. With only 1 month left in the 2018 Major League Baseball regular season, every ball club is trying to find a missing piece.
The Chicago Cubs acquired Daniel Murphy from the floundering Washington Nationals in a move that will bring some much needed power to an injury plagued infield. Is Murphy the piece to solidify the NL Central crown? Should the Cubs consider resigning him and moving on from Addison Russell?
Plus, Aroldis Chapman is on the Disabled List adding to the lengthy number of Yankee players out of the lineup? Will this have a lasting impact on the Wild Card race? Who can use Chapman’s absence as an interview for next season?
Finally, the Little League World Series wrapped up this week and many of the social media storylines surrounded umpires. Southeast Regionevaluator and 2016 LLWS Championship home plate umpire Brian Henry joins us to explain just how these umpires are selected, what his experience was like, and, most importantly, how did Graham manage to earn his softball World Series recommendation.
All that and more this week on Out of Left Field.
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