On the podcast today, I (Jon Shepherd) am joined by our long standing writer Nick Faleris who is soon leaving to write predominantly for Baseball Prospectus about Minor League and amateur prospects. We answer two letters from the mailbag: an evaluation of Steve Johnson and a discussion on what Andy MacPhail has meant to the 2012 Orioles. We then tackle the AL East playoff race, who we think matches up best to the Orioles liking in the playoffs, and how to set up the post season rotation assuming the rest of the season plays out well for the team. Finally, we add our two cents on the play of Manny Machado. The recording was made Tuesday night (September 25, 2012).
00:11:35 AL East Race
00:14:15 Playoff Matchups
00:19:50 Setting Up the Rotation
00:34:00 Prospect Focus on Manny Machado
00:44:40 Nick Heading to Baseball Prospectus
00:47:51 Camden Depot Expansion
We are tentatively scheduling the next edition of the Camden Highball to post the morning after the final game of the season. We should be available on iTunes by then. It stands to be quite an exciting series of games between now and then. If you have any question you would like to pose to us, feel free to mail them via CamdenDepot@gmail.com or via the Camden Depot Facebook page.
I would also like to thank Mark Brown with Camden Chat who has proved quite helpful in giving pointers to setting up this podcast. Here at the Depot, we are familiar with appearing on podcasts, but not actually producing them. We are doing our best to provide you with the best sound and show we can offer. Any failing in this endeavor obviously should be credited to Mark. All praise though is clearly to be directed toward the Camden Depot staff and our lovely, pleasant guests.