The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 35: The kids are alright


On this week's episode of The Voice of the Turtle, Rob Rogacki and HookSlide break down the week that was in Tigers baseball. From the 5-2 record -- including a sweet, sweet sweep of their division rivals, the Chicago White Sox -- to their upcoming road trip, to a discussion about the recent James Shields trade (and his horrific debut in Chicago), this week's episode is packed full of all the #content you need.

That's not all, though! Your hosts also sit down with Brian Sakowski, National Scouting Coordinator for Perfect Game USA and longtime Tigers fan to break down what the Tigers will do in this year's MLB draft, starting on Thursday evening. The Tigers have the No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft, and should land a solid prospect to help bolster their farm system. From the flamethrowing Riley Pint to the promising Matt Manning to "safe" fallback Dakota Hudson, Brian helps explain who the Tigers will (and should) go after.

Lest we forget, however, the Tigers are still in a playoff race! Last week's winning streak vaulted them into second place, but they head out on a 10-game road trip with a chance to put some distance between themselves and the White Sox and Royals in the AL Central. And, as always, there's a piping hot batch of listener questions to address.

Topics in this week's episode include:

- Ian Kinsler, MVP
- The starting rotation: not awful
- Joe Jimenez's pending call-up
- Whether the Tigers can win in Yankee Stadium
- Yordano Ventura and yet another benches-clearing brawl
- The James Shields trade and lolololololololol
- Listener questions!
- Justin Verlander, the Red Sox, and the dangers of listening to Boston fans
- Interview with Brian Sakowski of Perfect Game
- Justin Verlander 2.0
- All the f-bombs you can handle

Contents:

2:12 - Rounding the Bases: still above .500, baby!
41:37 - Warming in the Pen: time to wreck the Central
1:01:49 - High and Tight: the arms race is on
1:13:18 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: the kids are alright
1:30:40 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: MLB draft talk with Brian Sakowski


Be sure to send your thoughts, suggestions, and questions for our next show. We're on Twitter at @hookslide23 and @BYBRob!

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