Jeremy Hellickson goes from one non-contender to another, while Howie Kendrick joins the Nationals’ stacked lineup.
Luis Severino starred, Chris Sale did his usual thing, Rafael Devers and Lewis Brinson homered for the first time, and Justin Turner walked it off.
Go out on your collective shield or give a boost to the inevitable rebuilding process?
On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?
Jose Quintana’s excellent Cubs debut, Jackie Bradley Jr.’s robbery of Aaron Judge, and a marathon game at Fenway Park.
Washington’s mess of a bullpen gets major help in form of right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle.
All-Star pitches from All-Star pitchers, Robinson Cano’s game-winning homer, Nelson Cruz’s picture, and Bryce Harper hair.
Dellin Betances can’t find the strike zone, Alex Wood mows down the Diamondbacks, the Rays’ bullpen implodes, and Jon Gray goes 467 feet.
Marcus Stroman bounces back, Jae-Gyun Hwang and Miguel Andujar had fun debuts, and Alex Meyer showed his whole scouting report.
Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander fall short of history, Salvador Perez beats Robby Scott, Jose Berrios looks great again, and Orlando Arcia makes magic.
Things get even worse for Matt Harvey, Logan Morrison powers up, the Dodgers break Andrew Miller, and Aaron Hicks robs a grand slam.
CC Sabathia adjusts, Trey Mancini hits a pair, Kershaw faces Strasburg, Farmer faces Meyer, and MIKE ZUNINO.
Sean Manaea slows things down, Chad Pinder goes deep twice, Houston wrecks Minnesota, and Max Schezer and Carlos Martinez dominate.
Luis Severino gets back on track, Sonny Gray looks like his old self, Jose Berrios dazzles with his hook, and Billy Hamilton is very fast.
Lance McCullers pays tribute to Jose Fernandez in Miami, Freddie Freeman leaves with an injury, the Mets keep stumbling, and benches clear.