Podcast: September Baseball in a Nutshell

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Josh and Jim recap the series in Seattle as it was September baseball in a nutshell. Good players performing well aiming for season achievements, bad players stinking up the joint, and all of this with an eye at 2020.

They discuss Zack Collins behind the plate, Dylan Cease approaches an innings limit, Tim Anderson’s quest for the AL Batting Title, and Yoan Moncada’s improvements against left-handed pitching. 

Plus, a look at the current MLB Postseason races and answer fans questions in P.O. Sox which all came from our Patreon supporters. As always, thank you for your generosity and support.

Presented by SeatGeek and Wix.com

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    Josh Nelson is the host and producer of the Sox Machine Podcast. For show suggestions, guest appearances, and sponsorship opportunities, you can reach him via email at josh@soxmachine.com.

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Robles, Mets waiver castoff turned dominant Angels closer, is another example of how organizational coaching preferences can kill or save careers. https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2019-09-16/hansel-robles-angels-closer-entrance-video-caballo-blanco

Pitch design and pitch selection matter a lot.


1959 – Fox and Banks were both MVPs.

2014 – Trout and Kershaw.

2002 – Tejada and Bonds.

2000 – Giambi and Kent.

1932 – Foxx and Klein.

And the Yankees and Dodgers or Giants did it a number of times. I knew the Nellie answer immediately, but i looked up the rest.


I think Eloy has looked better as the season has gone on. I would describe his fielding as timid. He looks like he’s afraid to lay out for some balls, so he pulls up. Or he’s worried about the ball skipping past him, so he approaches carefully.

I don’t want to see him play with reckless abandon. His bat is too valuable, but he could stand to trust himself a little more out there. Also, he can and should work on all aspects of his throwing.

I expect him to be passable out there next year.