How Chris Cotillo Became An 18-Year-Old MLB Insider
Now Playing: How Chris Cotillo Became An 18-Year-Old MLB Insider - Inside this edition of "Without a Curse," Alex speaks with 18-year-old MLB Daily Dish insider Chris Cotillo. Despite just being a senior in high school, Chris has already broken a myriad of stories including the Twins' signing of right-hander Ricky Nolasco last week.
Alex asks Chris how he developed strong sources at such a young age, and how he balances his time between breaking baseball stories and working on math homework. Alex and Chris also talk about what constitutes news in today's increasingly saturated era of media.
The Red Sox have been relatively quiet thus far this offseason, though rumors continue to swirl about the statuses of Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Alex and Chris discuss which free agents are most likely to return, and which are most likely to leave. Napoli seems to be the most important free agent for the Red Sox to resign, as they don't have a clear in house replacement for his services.
This year's Hall of Fame ballot was released last week, so Alex delivers his yearly diatribe about why the baseball writers should vote supposed, rumored, alleged and confirmed steroid users into Cooperstown if their numbers are worthy of the recognition in the "Around the League" segment. It may be difficult to compare players who played in the steroid era to players who played in different eras, but that's not how players should be elected. Players who were elite among their peers should be voted into the Hall of Fame. It's impossible to discern everyone who used steroids, and how much steroids aid performance. All the baseball writers, as mere mortals, have the ability to do is figure out who the best players were. They should leave the moral judgments to a higher power.
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