Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Manny Machado signing with the Padres and what the news means for the free-agent market and the futures of the NL West, the Phillies, and Bryce Harper, then preview the 2019 Los Angeles Angels (31:34) with The Athletic’s Angels beat writer, Fabian Ardaya, and the 2019 Milwaukee Brewers (1:02:42) with The Athletic’s Brewers beat writer, Robert Murray, plus a postscript on Machado and Don Newcombe.
Audio intro: The Frames, "Finally"
Audio interstitial 1: The Minus 5 (Feat. Ben Gibbard), "I See Angels"
Audio interstitial 2: Chip Taylor, "Why Milwaukee"
Audio outro: Led Zeppelin, "Ten Years Gone"
Link to Ben’s Machado piece
Link to Jeff’s Machado piece
Link to Padres celebration thread
Link to Ben’s Calhoun article
Link to Baseball Mogul offer
Link to preorder The MVP Machine
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