The podcast welcomes in David Laurila of FanGraphs for a wide ranging conversation. Laurila writes for FanGraphs, specializing in interviews of players, coaches and front office personnel.
- David gives us the quick rundown on this year’s Winter Meetings experience.
- The Tigers front office and their traditional, conservative approach is considered.
- We look at the Ian Kinsler trade, the Rule 5 draft pick, and take stock of the Tigers’ assets.
- We talk the new Tigers coaching staff and the old.
- Alan Trammell is headed to the Hall of Fame and the Tigers should get it together and push Lou Whitaker to the forefront of 2019 consideration.
- Finally we dug into David’s recent piece interviewing managers as to whether the modern player is smarter and/or more knowledgeable than players of old.