Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether we should let where and for how much a player signs influence how we expect him to play, then revisit their team predictions from the end of last season and discuss what started the sabermetric revolution.
Ben and Sam discuss the events of Opening Day that reinforced preseason expectations.
Ben and Sam discuss the recent news about extensions for Justin Verlander, Buster Posey, and Elvis Andrus.
Ben and Sam talk to Jason Parks about the forthcoming Fringe Average Podcast and BP prospect book, the ranking process, and how player development differs between teams.
Ben and Sam talk about Tim McCarver's impending retirement and share their thoughts on broadcasting, then discuss whether changes in players' routines have reduced the importance of clubhouse chemistry.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about PECOTA's projections for the Yankees and Blue Jays, how the amateur draft and free agency would work in an auction format, and whether teams should offer players like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg $100 million lifetime contracts after drafting them.
Ben and Sam discuss Yasiel Puig's spring hot streak, how perceptions of him have changed since his signing, and what the Dodgers will do with him now.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the supposed split between scouts and statheads about the outlook for the Astros actually exists.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it's okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.
Ben and Sam talk to former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Dan Evans about his history as a baseball renaissance man and his new roles with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Northern League.
Ben and Sam discuss the rumored approach of the international approach with highly informed guest Jorge Arangure.
Ben and Sam discuss Aroldis Chapman's role and how much control players should have over the way they're used by their teams.