#1 Cochran Sports Showdown: Sept. 3, 2017 (Part 2)

WE ARE BACK TALKING WITH THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES THEY WON TODAY

WE SAW JUAN NICASIO SIGNED BY PHILADELPHIA MANY LEVELS OF THIS FOR $600,000 HE WAS ONE OF THEIR BETTER PICTURES? WHY DO THEY DO THAT? THE MESSAGE TO ME IS THAT THEY ARE CHEAP AND YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY ANYTHING THE CLASSIC CASE OF TAKING A STRAIGHT LINE AND MAKING A CROOKED JUST DO WHAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE, NEAL HUNTINGTON

SALARY DUMP A GUY FOR PROSPECT AND THEN OVERSELL THE CORE THE YOU STILL HAVE THAT THE PROSPECT IS WORTH A DARN THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOREVER I WILL GIVE YOU THE EXAMPLE JUST SOLD THE — JESSE BIDDLE HE HAD A QUAD INJURY, WHOOPING COUGH, AND THEN CONCUSSED BY HAILSTONES, THEY STILL HAD SOME OF THEIR CORE AUDIENCE CONVINCED THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE SOMETHING I KNOW HE POOH-POOHED THE NOTION OF GETTING THE OTHER TEAMS, 51st BEST PROJECT — PROSPECT,

YOU CAN SAVE THE MONEY, BUT NOW YOU HAVE CREATED A MAJOR PR HEADACHE THEY HAVE TICKED OFF THE CORE THAT REMAINED SUPPORTING THEM AS A MANAGEMENT TEAM I SORT OF FIND THE INITIAL PROSPECT OF THEM THROWING SHADE OF A COMPETITOR, RIBES WITH CLUBS — RHYMES WITH CLUBS, INSERTED IN ON THAT IT'S A LITTLE GAMESMANSHIP ON THEIR PART HOWEVER, EVERYTHING THEY DO IS VIEWED THROUGH THE PRISM THAT NOTHING IS CHEAPER

THE TRACK RECORD HAS BEEN OF THE YEAR THAT THEY WILL SAVE MONEY WHERE THEY CAN THIS IS THE FALLOUT MO — MORE CONFUSING TO ME WAS THE INFO WARS TYPE EXPLANATION BUT WHO CARES? I THINK YOU'RE PLAYING INTO PERCEPTIONS OF OTHER PLAYERS AND THEY COME HERE IF I'M IN A CLUBHOUSE RIGHT NOW, I'M LOOKING AT WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE CASIO

THEY DIDN'T EVEN DO HIM A SOLID TO FIND A CONTENDER FOR HIM IF I AM A FREE AGENT, THIS IS A LAST RESORT IF THEY'RE GOING TO GET ANY TOP IN GUYS ARE GOING TO HOLD ON BUT THAT CAN PLAY A FACTOR IN DECISION-MAKING PEOPLE ARE WONDERING IF IT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO WORK OUT, WILL THEY TAKE CARE OF ME? WORTH THE GOING TO WAKE UP AND SAY TOMORROW MORNING THAT JUAN NICASIO WAS PLAYING FOR THE PHILLIES? WHAT THE HECK DOES IT MATTER IF SOMEBODY LEAKED SOMETHING

IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN ANYWAY THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT YOU LEFT YOUR ÃLET YOUR SECOND- BEST BULLPEN ARM WALK FOR NOTHING WE CAN GO TO THE MILITIA HERE, BUT IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHETHER OR NOT HE GETS LEAKED, WHETHER OR NOT LAYER ROLLING DOWN THE STREET, DOESN'T MATTER THEY STILL DON'T KNOW ANYTHING

THEY SELL TO SAY WHERE THE $600,000 IS GOING TO MAKE US FEEL BETTER SHOWS WHERE DOES TELL US OF THE TEAM JET NEEDS A NEW ENGINE OR THE PIRATE PARENT NEEDS A NEW COSTUME, OR THEY NEED TO DO UPGRADES OF THE SHRUBBERY IN CENTER FIELD I HEAR THAT THERE IS AN EIGHTH SPRING INVOLVED I DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS, JUST TELLS WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING FOR SO WE CAN SAY, THIS MUCH TIME OF ONE THE CASIO VERSUS WHAT YOU ARE USING THE MONEY FOR, AND MAYBE THEN PEOPLE CAN WRAP THEIR MINDS AROUND A

BUT LIKE HE SAID, IT'S LIKE THE INFO WARS ANALOGY LET'S TALK WHAT THE MANAGEMENT MOVING FORWARD NOW SO FAR, EVERYONE IS UNSIGNED CAN THEY BE SIGNED? OR DO YOU THINK IT IS PART TWO TIME TO PART COMPANY? I WOULD DO EVERYTHING I COULD TO KEEP CLINT HURDLE AROUND IF I'M CLINT HURDLE, I'M GOING TO RUN

MAYBE TAKE A CHAT — JET OR DO SOMETHING TO GET OUT OF THIS CRAZY MASS WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THIS? YOU WANT TO COMPETE WITH TEAMS LIKE THE CUBS AND YOUR GM OR OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE JUAN NICASIO DISASTER KNOW, THANKS I WOULD NOT DO IT IF I WAS INTERNAL, I'M LESS CLEAR ON NEAL HUNTINGTON AND THE MOTIVATION THERE BEFORE THE SEASON, I WOULD HAVE AGREED AND SAID THEY NEEDED TO DO WHATEVER THEY COULD TO KEEP THEM, BASED ON THE CASIO STORY, I WOULD HAVE A QUESTIONS THEIR, TOO

I THINK HE'S RIGHT AND THE SHOULD BE ASKED FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE DO THEY WANT TO STAY IF THIS IS THE PARAMETER UNDER WHICH THEY HAVE TO WORK? THAT WOULD BE MY ISSUE IF YOU LOOK AT THE CUB SERIES IN CHICAGO THIS WEEK, SO ANY INDICATION THAT THEY CAN CLOSE THE GAP BEFORE THE CONTRACT IS UP FOR McCUTCHEN'S? THE ANSWER THERE'S OBVIOUSLY NO YOU'RE LOOKING AT HIM IF YOU WANT TO COMMIT TO A 5 TO 6 YEAR REBUILD, HE HAS EARNED THE RIGHT

BUT IF I'M CLINTON I'M 60 YEARS OLD AND HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN, HE HAS INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF BASEBALL DO I WANT TO STICK AROUND THROUGH THE NEXT THREE OR 4 YEARS WILL YOU TRY TO REBUILD IT? NO I AGREE WITH YOU GUYS IF CLINT DOESN'T WANT TO STAY, JUST WALK I THINK IT WILL BE FINE

REAL QUICK, YOU MENTION ANDREW McCUTCHEN WE ALWAYS TALK WHAT MR T EMBEDS HE IS GOING THROUGH A FUNK HOW WILL THAT IMPACT WHAT THEY DO WHERE WHAT HE WILL DO? NEAL HUNTINGTON SUGGESTED TODAY THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN SEPTEMBER AFTER A BAD AUGUST WOULD INFLUENCE A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER NOT TO PICK UP HIS OPTION

I THINK THAT WILL INFLUENCE WHETHER OR NOT THEY PICK UP HIS OPTION IT MAKES IT A LOT EASIER TO SELL IF HE STINKS IN SEPTEMBER AFTER A BAD AUGUST THE PIRATES CAN THEN JUST TURN AROUND AND SAY THE MIDDLE BUNCH WHERE HE WAS REALLY GOOD, THAT WAS THE OUTLIER OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST 2 YEARS WHAT IF WE LOOK AT IT FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE IF YOU'RE McCUTCHEN, DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THIS? YOU WANT TO GET YOUR BOSSES OFFICE, AND SAY GET RID OF ME

SEND ME SOMEWHERE IF YOU'RE McCUTCHEN, AREN'T YOU AGITATED AT ALL OF THIS? I WOULD BE FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE, THEY'RE GOING TO WANT TO EXERCISE THAT OPTION WITH A HIT 400 IN JUNE AND JULY, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF HE HITS 215 IN SEPTEMBER? I WAS YOUR MONTH AGO, TAUGHT HOW THEY SHOULD'VE FOUND A TAKER FOR HIM WHAT WILL HIS TRADE VALUE BE IF HE GOES INTO A FUNK THE LAST MONTH OF THE SEASON? NOTICE HUNDRED AROUND THE HORN FOR THIS MOVE MOVE NETWORK

LET'S START WITH YOU, JASON MACKEY, WHAT IS YOUR SMOOTH MOVE? MEDICAL WAS HIM AND WHO WAS SMOOTH HIS ENTIRE TIME, MATT CULLEN HAD THE STANLEY CUP LAST WEEK HE USED IT FOR A BUNCH OF GOOD HE TOOK IT TO A BUNCH OF SICK KIDS SO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED KIDS PLAYING BASEBALL ALL CLASS, ALL THE TIME

HE SHOWED US HOW HE HANDLES THE STANLEY CUP MINE WILL BE STANLEY KATZ NOT SMOOTH GETTING PICKED OUT BASED TODAY, POLICE MOVE IT ALL, TO CANDIDATES, THE WYOMING PUNTER WHO SWUNG AND MISSED WITH HIS LEG ON THE KICK, WHICH WAS HER RENT — HILARIOUS IN THE AND M EQUIPMENT MANAGER WHO COST FOR TIMEOUTS BECAUSE HE BROUGHT ILLEGAL UNIFORMS I'M ALREADY LOSING SLEEP OVER WHAT HAPPENED

THE GUY LOOKS LIKE A HEISMAN CANDIDATE AND MAY BE ONE BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON WE HAVE PIT-PENN STATE COMING UP BUT THAT IS OUR SMOOTH MOVE

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