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You may have heard about this. The Red Sox dismissed Dave Dombrowski Sunday night. Chris and Ian question the timing (of the announcement, not the decision). They make the case for why the club needed to make a change. Ian describes the lack of depth in the upper minors that put the Red Sox in a "No Man's Land" for in-season options. But the discussion is not solely centered on the now departed Dealer Dave. The rosters for the Arizona Fall League are almost entirely set. Boston's contingency is prospect heavy and very interesting. In contrast, clubs are changing the way they handle the fall Instructional Leagues and various foreign winter leagues, which Chris details briefly. And we close the show with an interesting note from the mailbag and a quick update on the clubs in the minor league playoffs.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:30 - Dombrowski's dismissal
44:40 - Arizona Fall League review
51:00 - How Instructs are changing
59:00 - Listener Mailbag
1:07:20 - Abbreviated Playoff update

Players mentioned in the show

Mike Shawaryn
Sandy Leon
Tanner Houck
Bryan Mata
Jarren Duran
Marcus Wilson
CJ Chatham
Yoan Aybar
Stephen Scott
Brett Netzer
Ryan Fitzgerald
Jay Groome
Triston Casas
Darwinzon Hernandez
Gilberto Jimenez
Bobby Dalbec
Antoni Flores
Nick Decker
Danny Diaz
Bryan Mata
Chris Murphy
Noah Song

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Even if the ultimate goal of minor league games is player development, winning still matters to those players. With Lowell and Salem qualifying for the post-season, we get more looks. Case in point, Ian saw both Spinner wins last week. He got good looks at Jay Groome, Yusniel Padron-Artiles, and Big Joe Davis among others. Chris and Ian talk through the Salem guys who shined in their post season series. And they close out the show by going through September's system rankings update.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:15 - Post-season results for Lowell and Salem
13:15 - Scouting Lowell's pitchers
29:30 - Big Joe Davis and the Lowell hitters
43:00 - Updating the book on Ryan Zeferjahn and Aldo Ramirez
52:00 - Salem's post season run
1:06:15 - September rankings update
1:25:00 - Mailbag question

Players mentioned in the show

Jay Groome
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Big Joe Davis
Cameron Cannon
Roldani Baldwin
Ceddanne Rafaela
Matthew Lugo
Ryan Zeferjahn
Aldo Ramirez
Nick Decker
Thaddeus Ward
Tyler Esplin
AJ Politi
Jarren Duran
Gilberto Jimenez
Brandon Howlett
Brayan Bello
Pedro Castellanos
Yoan Aybar
Jorge Rodriguez
Jhonathan Diaz
Alex Scherff

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