MLB All-Star Break Analysis With Meg Rowley of The Hardball Times and Chicago Bulls With Jason Patt (Ep. 179)

Chase Thomas is joined by Fangraph's Meg Rowley to talk about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred calling out Mike Trout (3:00), whether or not it matters for a superstar to be on a good team for the MLB (10:00), Manny Machado getting traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (16:00), why it's a weird fit for 2019 (20:00), Mike Moustakas getting moved following the blockbuster deal (30:00), the Mariners surprising 2018 (40:00), whether or not the Nationals should be worried (48:00), and why the Athletics and Mariners competing for the final AL Wild Card spot should be fun (54:00). Then, NBA writer Jason Patt jumps on the pod to talk about the Bulls signing Jabari Parker (60:00), the Wendell Carter pick (66:00), Jabari's defense comments (74:00), Denzel Valentine's future (86:00), Kris Dunn's upside (88:00), and what to expect from the team in 2018-19 (95:00).