Baseball Show Podcast: Are Red Sox trading for Todd Frazier?

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Baseball Show Podcast: Are Red Sox trading for Todd Frazier?

Lou Merloni, Jared Carrabis and Evan Drellich discuss the rumors that the Boston Red Sox are close to acquiring Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier.

They speculate what Boston would have to send to Chicago to make a deal happen starting at in Sunday's "The Baseball Show Podcast" at the 4-minutes-and-42-seconds mark.

Here are the rest of the minutes for Sunday's show.

0:14 - Rick Porcello is still getting no run support, as the offense is continuing to struggle. Has the offense not completely clicked yet or is this what is to be expected the rest of the season? Lou Merloni, Evan Drellich, and Jared Carrabis discuss.

8:42 - Is Pablo Sandoval the worst contract in Red Sox history and who is the most to blame for the signing? Merloni, Drellich, and Carrabis debate.

12:31 - A discussion about Alex Rodriguez comments saying that he wouldn't be surprised if Dave Dombrowski traded for the Tigers Miguel Cabrera.

15:02 - Aaron Judge won All-Star weekend with his victory in the Home Run Derby. Is he the new face of baseball?

Sale on the latest JBJ spectacular catch: 'What's wrong with that guy?'

Sale on the latest JBJ spectacular catch: 'What's wrong with that guy?'

The catches are becoming routine but that doesn't make them any less spectacular.

"'What's wrong with that guy?'" is what Chris Sale asked third baseman Brock Holt after they watched Jackie Bradley Jr. turn what surely looked like an extra base hit off the bat by the Angels' Yunel Escobar into another highlight-reel grab in the first inning of the Red Sox' 6-2 victory over the Angels in Anaheim on Friday night. 

"I literally, I looked at Brock and said, 'What's wrong with that guy?'" Sale told reporters, including MassLive.com's Jen McCaffrey. "It just seems like once he makes a great catch, it's like, all right, that's the best one. And then he makes another one, and ok, that's the best one now. It just seems like he's always raising the bar. It's fun to watch."

Less than a week after robbing the Yankees' Aaron Judge of a home run with his catch in the triangle at Fenway (below), Bradley explained yet another spectacular catch, this time to NESN's Jahmai Webster.  

“Off the bat, it was well hit,” Bradley Jr. told Webster “Head[ed] towards the gap, I believe he had two strikes on him, so I was playing him toward the opposite field a little bit. I took off, tried to gauge as much as I possibly can, tried to time up my steps to try to make a leap...I wanted to go for it.”

"That's a big-time play by a big-time player," Sale said. 

"I don't know if you expect it, but I guess we're starting to, especially with what they're doing out there," Sale said. "Those guys, all four [outfielder, Bradley, Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Chris Young], they work as hard as anybody, and they cover a lot of ground. I've said it before, it feels like we have four outfielders out there sometimes playing in the same game. It definitely doesn't go unnoticed by us as pitchers, and I think our whole team appreciates the effort all the way around."

On Twitter, JBJ's play drew an "Angels In The Outfield" comparison from fellow center fielder Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles.