Ben and Sam banter about non-revelatory rumors and new details about the Giancarlo Stanton deal, then answer listener emails about front-office roles, offensive eras, and more.
What the partisan parts of the internet think Miami's young All-Star outfielder is worth.
Before Giancarlo Stanton was a Marlin for life, he was your favorite team's next big trade target—or so everybody with an internet connection assumed. In January 2013, Ben Lindbergh looked at one of the seediest neighborhoods of the internet: The fake-Giancarlo-Stanton-trade block. Enjoy.
Being a baseball rumormonger is a difficult job to do well. First, you spend years building a network of sources who can and will tell you interesting things about baseball teams. Even after you’ve collected your contacts, be prepared to put in long hours and work weekends to stay ahead of the story or be the first to break it. Don’t expect to sleep or be seen without a cell phone.
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Ben and Sam banter about being blindsided by trades, then discuss Toronto's Russell Martin signing and the Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller deal.
Ben and Sam banter about non-revelatory rumors, replay-review revisions, and Barry Zito, then discuss the reported terms of the Marlins' historic Giancarlo Stanton extension.
Ben and Sam talk to BP prospect staffers Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen about the Cubs' top-ranked farm system.
Ben and Sam discuss Jerry Crasnick's executive survey, then answer listener emails about Max Scherzer, international spending, and more.
Ben and Sam size up the pre-offseason 2015 World Series odds and speculate about how they might change before next season.
Ben and Sam banter about Fat Kershaw and GMs without playing experience, then talk about free agents who aren't getting their due.
Ben and Sam banter about Joe Maddon, Michael Cuddyer, and more, then answer offseason-related listener emails.
Ben and Sam discuss the Yankees' free-agent spending plans and their impact on the market.
Ben and Sam discuss World Series hangovers and the Danny Duffy deception, then talk about what they learned from the Royals and the Giants.
Ben and Sam recap and respond to Game 7's twists and turns, from Guthrie to Bumgarner and Gordon.