Ben and Sam talk to former Sonoma Stomper (and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work character) Santos Saldivar, a pitcher they discovered on a spreadsheet last summer who was just signed by the Brewers. (No book spoilers.)
Ben and Sam talk to Tadeo Varela, sabermetric analyst for the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League, about the team's pursuit of a statistical advantage.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about trading Mike Trout, David Ortiz's impending retirement, analyzing scouts, judging batted balls on TV, Clayton Kershaw and more.
Ben and Sam banter about Joey Votto, then discuss what they'd ask Rob Manfred if they knew he'd answer honestly.
Ben and Sam banter about a bad fun fact, David Ortiz, and retirement tours, then draft noteworthy moments from Sunday's Rangers-Blue Jays brawl.
Ben and Sam talk to ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn about the string of suspensions in the ongoing battle between baseball and PEDs.
Ben and Sam talk to FanGraphs writer August Fagerstrom about the mechanics and significance of Max Scherzer's 20-strikeout start.
Ben and Sam banter about Bartolo Colon's likeability, then answer listener emails about Colon, Randy Johnson, the Cubs, prescient managers and more.
Ben and Sam banter about Stephen Strasburg's extension, then discuss whether the Angels should trade Mike Trout.
Ben and Sam discuss Bartolo Colon's first career home run, the Cubs' continued success and willingness to walk Bryce Harper, and The Good Wife's series finale.
Ben and Sam talk to Dodgers Baseball Operations Coordinator Emilee Fragapane and Senior R&D Analyst Megan Schroeder about their backgrounds and responsibilities and the gender imbalance in baseball operations departments.
Ben and Sam talk to FiveThirtyEight author Rob Arthur about the Cubs' historically dominant start to the season.