Starkville | Joe Maddon on Pujols, Ohtani, Trout and how the Angels bond over golf (via TheAthletic.com)
Jayson and Doug welcome Angels manager Joe Maddon back to Starkville for a return visit. Less than a week after the team DFA’d Albert Pujols, Maddon opens up about the decision, how it went down and how the team has responded. He also explains the club’s philosophy in using Shohei Ohtani this year, how Mike Trout could take on more of a leadership roll and how golf and the “GGA” is helping the team bond on the road.
Jayson and Doug also discuss the Mets latest missteps with Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil and the New York City rat or raccoon. That plus Strange but True and trivia!
Here’s an excerpt from the podcast where Joe speaks on his Respect 90 foundation: