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Let's Talk Tribe Podcast Ep. 39: Tyler Naquin, forever

In this week's episode of Let's Talk Tribe, Jason and I discuss the sudden emergence of Tyler Naquin, roughly 405 trade possibilities, and Jason travels to another dimension where he gets to experience a Zimmer-for-Lucroy trade.

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The trade deadline is always going to be exciting, but when you have a winning team, a potentially young/very good center fielder and a whole bunch of prospects to trade, it becomes that much more fun to watch.

There were a couple particularly interesting things in this week's podcast. For one, Jason essentially got to go into another dimension and experience the reality of a Zimmer-for-Lucroy trade when he temporarily fell for a fake Buster Olney Twitter account. How did he feel about it?

Another Lucroy-related tidbit (one of many in this episode), is the idea that the Indians could trade for him then flip him after this season, something I had not thought about but absolutely love.

Of course, with the Cleveland Indians traveling to face the Baltimore Orioles, we previewed that series and we both hope they do well enough to slowly chip away at the "the Indians only beat bad teams" narratives. Because, despite Jason and I's doubts about the Orioles prior to the season, they seem like a pretty solid team right now. Better than the Chicago White Sox, at least.

We also answer questions, such as @jake_burns18 who wants to know if we'd prefer a rental or a long-term reliever, @ROXXFOXXSPORTS who wants to know what we thought of this article, @clefan84 who wants to know what prospect(s) we would be willing to give up for Lucroy, @ajboyer24 who wanted to know our biggest surprises of the season, and Marc Sheflton on Facebook who wants to know if Lindor has a better shot at the Gold Glove or Silver Slugger award.

This week's episode clocks in at 52 minutes. Thanks for listening!

Special thanks

  • Intro and outro music: I'm a Machine by Glass Lux
  • Whoever spoke to Tyler Naquin when he was demoted in May.