Ben and Sam discuss the short-lived success of starters without great stuff who rely on deception, then talk about Matt Harvey and the Blue Jays' use (or abuse) of the waiver system.
Ben and Sam discuss the implications of teams' ability to trade international bonus pool space, and whether it makes sense to enforce the rule about time between pitches.
Ben and Sam discuss Brett Gardner's new approach at the plate, and how hitters adjust to pitchers.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the future of the DH role, whether teams rest starters in games they expect to lose, whether it makes sense to bat Giancarlo Stanton leadoff, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss how big a signing bonus Mark Appel will get in the amateur draft, then assess Mike Scioscia's job security.
Ben and Sam discuss how the Marlins' lack of lineup protection has affected Giancarlo Stanton so far.
Ben and Sam discuss the brawl between the Dodgers and Padres, then talk about Ben's latest catcher framing research.
Ben and Sam discuss the situation surrounding Barry Zito's contract for 2014, and the Royals' hot, small-sample start.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about batter-pitcher matchups, curious outfield alignments, where to put a player who can't play defense, and what baseball would be like without innings.
Ben and Sam talk about the performance impact of velocity loss, then discuss the Astros' astronomical early-season strikeout rate.
Ben and Sam talk about why the Marlins have put service-time considerations aside in Jose Fernandez's case, then discuss Jose Bautista's comments about umpires.
Ben and Sam discuss the latest injury to Brian Roberts, Evan Longoria running by Ben Zobrist, and the speculation about a Profar-for-Taveras trade.