CttP Podcast: Paul Goldschmidt injury update, Justin Verlander trade and more!

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 29: Paul Goldschmidt
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 29: Paul Goldschmidt /

Welcome to the 10th episode of the Call to the Pen flagship podcast! New episodes Monday and Wednesday. Today Jon breaks news about Paul Goldschmidt’s elbow injury and MRI, and also breaks down the trade of Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros.

Host and FanSided contributor Jonathan Platek brings the breaking news of the results of Paul Goldschmidt’s MRI and discusses the possibility of Goldschmidt being shut down to keep his injury from recurring.

Jon also discusses the recent trade sending

Here’s what is going on in today’s episode:

  • Intro and Scoreboard: Jon gives you the latest news and notes from the previous day in MLB action, including scores, highlights and new standings.
  • Paul Goldschmidt Injury: With news breaking overnight about the results of the MRI on the elbow of D-Backs slugger Paul Goldschmidt, Jon discusses the future prospects of the Diamondbacks and what a week or two without the team’s best hitter could be like.
  • Justin Verlander trade: Jon breaks down the trade that sent Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros in return for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers. Which one of these prospects is the most coveted, and which is primed to contribute quickly? Should the Tigers have valued a defense-first catching prospect as steals decline around the league?

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  • Also, Jon discusses just how the late night trade of Verlander went down for both teams, the last-minute interest of the Chicago Cubs, and just what the 34-year-old Verlander can mean to the Astros as they make the final push toward the MLB postseason and, hopefully, a World Series bid. However, Jon highlights a facet of Verlander’s pitching game that may be in trouble in Houston.