Have the Rays really had a higher number of drug-related suspensions? And if so, should that be a cause for concern?
Last week, when I posted a link to our Tampa Bay Rays preview podcast in the Effectively Wild Facebook group, listener Allen Sarvinas left a comment with a couple questions:
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November 21, 2013 6:01 am
Going public won't help Alex Rodriguez win his case.
On Wednesday, Alex Rodriguez reportedly stormed out of his disciplinary hearing and made various pronouncements to the media, most notably during an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN and the YES Network. Under normal circumstances, we could see this as his true emotional response to the negative ruling he’d just received (that Commissioner Selig would not be required to testify in the case). But because everything we’ve seen thus far from A-Rod and his team has been so orchestrated, I can interpret this only as a well-rehearsed and well-scheduled event like all of the rest.
Ben and Sam discuss Mariano Rivera's farewell, Carlos Gomez's suspension, and Bud Selig's legacy.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the consequences of abolishing the trade deadline, baseball's war on PEDs, time traveling front offices, and more.
Ben and Sam ask and answer eight mostly unrelated questions about baseball and themselves.