New Year, new laptop, new podcast, and a new book out from our guest Alex Speier (@alexspeier). Chris and Ian spend an hour with the Boston Globe beat writer discussing his new book, Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up, his Baseball America top 10 rankings and other thoughts from the system, and questions from our listeners in the mailbag. Heck, they even got Alex’s real-time “thoughts” on a transaction that broke during the chat!
0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to support the show on Patreon.
4:00 – December and early January transactions
17:20 – Previewing our chat with Alex: his Top 10 rankings and some thoughts about Homegrown
25:15 – A quick look at the Rookie Development Program invitees
27:30 – Alex Speier’s on the podcast (whaaaaaaat?!)
30:00 – On Homegrown
1:04:45 – Alex’s take on the farm system
1:32:00 – Alex helps us with the mailbag!
Want to read more from Alex on the Sox system? Pick up a copy of the Baseball America 2020 Prospect Handbook
Players mentioned in the show
Jackie Bradley Jr.
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