Podcast: Does Tony La Russa heat up the Cubs-White Sox rivalry? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
David Kaplan is joined by Gordon Wittenmyer, Maddie Lee and Tim Stebbins as they discuss the White Sox hiring longtime Cubs managerial rival Tony La Russa and if he will add fuel to the Cubs-White Sox rivalry fire.
Later in the pod, the crew discusses how MLB should handle the aftermath of Justin Turner's positive COVID-19 test result and what precautions the league should put in place in the future. Plus, should analytics be reevaluated after the Rays' move to pull pitcher Blake Snell in the World Series backfired?
(1:30) - What does the La Russa hiring mean for the Cubs?
(9:26) - Does the old school managing style work in today's game? Is David Ross old school?
(14:32) - Should the Rays have pulled Blake Snell?
(25:10) - Has analytics hurt baseball?
(34:20) - Justin Turner's positive COVID test