Ben and Sam discuss Jonathan Lucroy, Rich Hill, the rebuilding Yankees, the price of relievers and multiple trade-deadline rumors they had trouble believing.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about player development what-ifs, Aroldis Chapman and elite relievers, a team that could control the weather, Mike Trout and Barry Bonds, and more.
Ben and Sam banter about Matt Albers' heartbreaking blown save, then discuss how much talent the Angels could acquire in a franchise-saving firesale.
Ben and Sam banter about the Hall of Fame and Jon Lester, then discuss Chris Sale's jersey tantrum, Shelby Miller trade rumors, and the Cubs-Yankees Aroldis Chapman deal.
Ben and Sam talk to FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron about his probably-not-entirely-inaccurate predictions for the upcoming non-waiver trade deadline.
Ben and Sam banter about Ben's new job at The Ringer, a distressing Jose Altuve video, and Clayton Kershaw, then answer listener emails about dugout pranks, contracts and the Hall of Fame, tattoos of players, how to manage managers, and more.
Ben and Sam banter about Joe DiMaggio's breath and Yan Gomes's sacrifice, then discuss the latest wrinkle in umpire-manager fights.
Ben and Sam banter about Rich Hill and the Jonny Gomes White House snub, then discuss the Twins' firing of GM Terry Ryan.
Ben and Sam talk to BP's Ben Carsley about the Drew Pomeranz trade, David Price and David Ortiz, the Bogaerts/Betts debate, and the impact of Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington on Boston's 2016 team.
Ben and Sam banter about the Sonoma Stompers and MLB payroll disparities, then try to outwit PECOTA in projecting hitters' second halves.
Ben and Sam banter about box scores and the All-Star Game, then answer listener emails about alien abductions, odd career arcs, Clayton Kershaw, and being above or below .500.
Ben and Sam talk to Meg Rowley about how Jerry Dipoto's flurry of offseason moves for the Mariners worked out over the first half of the season.