Ben and Sam preview their fourth annual 30-team season-preview podcast series with preview partners Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell, then answer listener emails about prospect lists, talking to scouts, fantasy drafting, Ian Desmond, and Kenta Maeda.
Ben and Sam discuss why teams don't pay a premium for elite free agents and why players who switch positions might not always do so smoothly.
Ben and Sam banter about The Good Wife's Super Bowl spot and discuss some potential unintended consequences of raising/shrinking the strike zone.
Ben talks to former Baseball Prospectus editor-in-chief Steven Goldman and Banished to the Pen's Darius Austin about how Warren Spahn avoided the 1950s Dodgers and what we can learn from the way managers used their pitchers when rotations weren't rigid.
Ben and Sam banter about Alvaro Espinoza and Kenta Imamiya, then draft candidates for the 2016 Comeback Player of the Year Award(s).
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Howie Kendrick's contract, Scott Boras and the CBA, how teams hire analysts, young MVPs, and more.
For the third consecutive year, Ben and Sam draft the 20 minor league free agents they hope will earn the most major league playing time in 2016.
Ben and Sam banter about Billions, the amazing Willie Davis, and a strange Fox Sports article, then conduct a quiz show.
Ben and Sam talk to the new Director of Baseball Research and Development for MLB Advanced Media, Daren Willman, about what's in store for Statcast in 2016 and beyond.
Ben and Sam banter about a Salvador Perez extension and a strike-zone change, then discuss the rapid reversal of the Athletics' clubhouse and what it might mean for the Nationals.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Yoenis Cespedes's contract, relievers winning awards, how much it costs to buy a World Series, prospect comparisons, and more.
Ben and Sam banter about Mike Trout moonlighting as a weatherman, then discuss which teams have seen their World Series odds fall or rise the most since the beginning of the offseason.