I was able to grab Jon on location in Arizona. Unfortunately “on location in Arizona” for his purposes has nothing to do with the Cleveland Indians spring training location. Anyway, we battled the time zones (and my bed time) for a chat.
Here’s what we talked about.
- Scott Kazmir’s great day
- Daisuke Matsuzaka injury
- Matt LaPorta cut and crickets respond
- Vinnie Pestano and his new contract
- Mike Trout and his pre-arbitration deal
- The Angels short-change Mike Trout. How short-sighted is it?
- What did the Indians offer Vinnie Pestano?
- Who do you have ill will for?
- NFL Free agency and waiting for the efficiency
- Market inefficiencies and roster dynamics
- PECOTA and Nate Silver’s book
- The Belichick tree is dead after Bill Belichick
- Bob Kraft and his willingness to give people leeway
- Dealing with parents as a coach