AirTalk for July 16, 2013

Former Dodger GM Dan Evans on scouting, steroids, and the resurgent men in blue

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Elian Herrera is mobbed by teammates after his walk off RBI single in the ninth inning to defeat the San Francisco Giants on October 1, 2012 at Dodger Stadium.

Baseball’s current greats are all in New York for the MLB All-Star Game, but it’s Los Angeles that has the been the city playing possibly the best ball in the league in the past month. With the help of a Cuban immigrant named Puig, the Dodgers have climbed to within just 2.5 games of the top spot in the National League West, and if the team stays healthy, they’re a good bet to go long into the post season.

If anyone knows the potential of the Dodgers’ second half of the season, Dan Evans does. He’s a former Dodgers General Manager (2001-04) and currently the top scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he’s in studio with us today to talk about rebuilding a club, scouting for its future, and dealing with the daily challenges of trying to win a World Series.

Guest:
Dan Evans, scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, Commissioner of the Northern League, former Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers


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