John Daly of the Tavis Smiley Network talks to former MLB player Doug Flynn. In anticipation of the World Series, featuring the Boston Red Sox heading up against the St. Louis Cardinals, the two have a discussion about the changing salaries of MLB players and the game in general.
Daly wonders whether team dynamics in the MLB are moving away from focuses on big-name players and toward team chemistry, calling David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia are the Red Sox’s only big names. Flynn wonders whether the distinction of a “marquee player” can even be said to exist anymore.
They also discuss the effects of large contracts such as Alex Rodriguez’s, Flynn saying that it is harmful to the game as a whole but placing the blame on Bud Selig and the organization rather than the players themselves.
Listen to the full episode here.