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Colorado Rockies podcast: Checking in with the minor leagues and trade deadline talk

Purple Dino Podcast 142 checks in with some minor league affiliates and talks trade deadline.

We heard last week that sometimes our episodes get a little bit long and unwieldy, and so with that, we somehow managed to put together one of our longest episodes ever this week and apologize profusely for it. But there’s just so much to talk about! The Major League Baseball season enters the second half tonight...although really, it entered the second half a couple of weeks ago. With the All-Star Game being pushed back, there are now just 11 days between the start of play after the break to the trade deadline. Will the Rockies be buyers or sellers? That’s a topic to discuss.

And discuss it, we shall! Anthony is gone for the next few weeks, so Tyler flies solo on Episode 142 with a trio of guests. The PDP begins a trip through the Rockies farm system by chatting with Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes radio voice Josh Suchon (beginning at the 6:24 mark). Josh covers Albuquerque’s roster in transition this year, Jon Gray’s brief return to the PCL, Ryan McMahon’s recent resurgence and more. Then it’s off to Double-A Hartford (47:14) where Yard Goats radio voice Jeff Dooley discusses Brendan Rodgers’s terrific season, Hartford’s young manager Warren Schaeffer, and some names to look out for that you may not yet know about in the system

Finally, Episode 142 heads to Phoenix (1:04:50) where we find Friend of the PDP™ and all-around good guy Mike Ferrin of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM as well as pre- and postgame host duties for the D-backs. Mike gives us the lay of the land around the National League West after the Dodgers acquired Manny Machado as well as giving us a preview of this week’s big Rockies-Diamondbacks clash in the desert.

All that and more on the 142nd episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Spear it with a stick and roast it over a campfire!