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June 19, 2024 Penguins trades options: Can Patrik Laine be had at a discount? | Remembering WIllie Mays On his daily First 10 podcast, Post-Gazette sports columnist Jason Mackey reacts to the passing of San Francisco Giants and MLB legend Willie Mays through a Pittsburgh lens, as well as the Pirates' latest loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He also gets into some hockey topics. Among them: Could the Penguins acquire Columbus Blue Jackets standout Patrik Laine at a discount in a trade this offseason? And does the comeback bid by Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup Final have legs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 18, 2024 Will Steelers miss Diontae Johnson more than expected? | How much would Brandon Aiyuk trade help? On his weekly Chipped Ham and Football podcast, Post-Gazette Steelers insider welcomes ESPN analytics guru Seth Walder. The duo tackles the team's upcoming appearance on HBO's Hard Knocks as well as GM Omar Khan's offseason moves so far -- an possibly moves to come. What do the analytics say about the trade for Justin Fields and the signing of Russell Wilson to make up the team's quarterbacks room? Will Diontae Johnson be missed more than expected after he was traded to the Carolina Panthers for Donte Jackson? Could a trade for the San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk that fans have long clamored for actually make this team a contender? What are realistic expectations for rookie offensive linemen Zach Frazier and Troy Fautanu? And where does this team fit in the division with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals statistically? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 18, 2024 Pirates' Paul Skenes proving he can adjust on the fly? Does Bryan Reynolds deserve more credit? On his daily First 10 podcast, Post-Gazette sports columnist Jason Mackey reacts to Paul Skenes' latest victory on the mound for the Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at PNC Park. How important was it that Skenes showed he can adjust on the fly? And what does that mean for the rest of his rookie season with his club fighting for an NL wildcard postseason berth? Jason tackles those questions and also praises progress at the plate from Bryan Reynolds and Rowdy Tellez. Then later, he gives his thoughts on the Steelers appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series alongside AFC North division foes including the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 18, 2024 Pitt mailbag: Does Meleek Thomas' transfer hurt the Panthers' chances to sign him? On their weekly Pitt sports mailbag video, Post-Gazette insiders Christopher Carter and Abby Schnable answer reader questions. Among them: How does Meleek Thomas leaving Lincoln Park High School in Pittsburgh to join Overtime Elite in Atlanta affect Jeff Capel's chances of recruiting him? How are Pitt athletes doing at the swimming and diving Olympic trials? And how does coach Dan Hurley's decision to stay at UConn affect Pitt and the rest of the college sports world? Our duo tackles those topics and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 17, 2024 Steelers minicamp: Is Russell Wilson vs. Justin Fields a repeat of Kenny Pickett vs. Mitch Trubisky? On the Monday edition of the North Shore Drive podcast, presented by Mike's Beer Bar, host Christopher Carter welcomes Post-Gazette Steelers insider Brian Batko to analyze the team's situation at quarterback. What should we make of Justin Fields' demeanor in his competition with Russell Wilson? How does the dynamic between the two echo the 2022 QB competition between Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett? And should Fields be getting more first-team reps, even if he is expected to the be the backup?  Our duo tackles those questions and more. Among them: What's Najee Harris' level of buy-in as the focal point of this offense? Especially after he didn't speak to the media much during offseason workouts?  Then later, Pirates insider Andrew Destin joins to discuss whether GM Ben Cherington will make a significant move to upgrade the team before the MLB trade deadline.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 17, 2024 MLB trade deadline: Pirates need deals? Or better fundamentals? A.J. Burnett loving young aces? On his daily First 10 podcast, Post-Gazette sports columnist Jason Mackey explains why he feels better fundamental baseball from manager Derek Shelton's Pirates is as important to their chances as what GM Ben Cherington can add to the roster via deals before the MLB trade deadline. He also gets former Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett's thoughts on young aces Paul Skenes and Jared Jones; reacts to Mt. Lebanon native Neal Shipley's weekend at the U.S. Open; and offers his view of the NHL's Stanley Cup final and the NBA Finals both being underdiscussed in Pittsburgh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 16, 2024 Steelers minicamp: DC Teryl Austin excited to have Patrick Queen, Cam Sutton & others join unit Steelers defensive coordinator Teryl Austin speaks to reporters during the team's minicamp this past week on the South Side. He explains how the secondary is coming together with new faces such as DeShon Elliott and Donte Jackson joining familiar ones like Cam Sutton, Joey Porter Jr. and Minkah Fitzpatrick; how Patrick Queen and rookie Payton Wilson fit into the unit at MLB; how Cor[y Trice Jr. is coming back from his training camp injury a year ago; and Keeanu Benton's ability to grow in 2024.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 14, 2024 Steelers minicamp: What lessons has Teryl Austin learned from 2023? | George Pickens in the slot? On the Friday edition of the North Shore Drive podcast, presented by Mike's Beer Bar, host Christopher Carter welcomes Post-Gazette Steelers insider Brian Batko to react to DC Teryl Austin's news conference this week. What lessons did Austin learn from 2023 that he's applying to 2024, specifically in deploying safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick and Damontae Kazee? How have the acquisitions of free agents and draftees including DeShon Elliott, Patrick Queen, Payton Wilson, Cam Sutton and others all helped free Fitzpatrick up to better play a centerfield role? And what kind of chemistry will Queen and Elliott bring to this defense collectively after moving here from the Baltimore Ravens?  Our duo tackles those topics, then discusses the receivers. How much might new OC Arthur Smith use George Pickens in the slot this season? Why does receivers coach Zach Azzanni believe Calvin Austin III is ready to make a big leap? And is there still a chance that GM Omar Khan may make a move for a bonafide No. 2 receiver like Brandon Aiyuk or Deebo Samuel from the San Francisco 49ers?  Finally, Andrew Destin joins the show to recap the Pirates' series loss against the St. Louis Cardinals and preview their weekend series against the Colorado Rockies.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 14, 2024 MLB trade deadline: If not Pete Alonso or Vladimir Guerreo Jr., how can Pirates upgrade 1B, offense On his daily First 10 podcast, Post-Gazette sports columnist Jason Mackey answers reader questions. Among them: Will GM Ben Cherington make a significant move to improve the offense by the trade deadline? If names including the Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or the New York Mets' Pete Alonso are unrealistic, what other options does he have to upgrade on Connor Joe and Rowdy Tellez? Could outfield be an area to watch, too, amid the struggles of Michael A. Taylor and Jack Suwinski? What happened with Jose Hernandez before he was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers this week? Jason tackles those topics and gets into a little Steelers, too. Specifically, what will the run/pass balance be in Arthur Smith's offense as it looks to get bother Russell Wilson at QB and RBs Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris going? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices June 13, 2024 Are the Steelers or Pirates better positioned or playoff success? | Buying the Arthur Smith hype? In his weekly YouTube appearance, Post-Gazette sports columnist Paul Zeise joins host Adam Bittner to discuss whether the Pirates or Steelers are closer to experiencing playoff success. Do dominant pitchers Paul Skenes, Mitch Keller and Jared Jones make the Pirates an immediate threat if they can get to the postseason? Or are Mike Tomlin, Russell Wilson and the Steelers the better bet because of their consistency?  Our duo tackles those questions, then weighs some minicamp topics. Is the excitement around new OC Arthur Smith's offense deserved after his widely praised media comments this week? And how seriously does Cordarrelle Patterson figure into the backfield that already include Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren.  Finally, Adam and Paul wrap the show with some Pirates questions. Does Jones deserve an MLB All-Star nod ahead of Skenes? Can Bailey Falter continue to be a solid No. 4 in those rotation? And should the Toronto Blue Jays' Vlad Guerrero Jr. be a trade target if he's available at the MLB trade deadline? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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