Which relievers came out of nowhere to provide value this season? Find out here.
We often say that we hope you enjoy the podcast as much as we do in providing it, and this week we test your limits. We just got away from ourselves and the next thing you know, it’s almost three hours long. That said, it’s a baseball-heavy episode as we talk about the race for the final playoff spots, pick our 2011 breakout prospects, and then argue with an emotional Jonah Keri (listen for him banging on his desk) about the future of baseball in Tampa and David Price’s twitter habits. As if that’s not enough, our special guest is Mark Newman, Senior VP of Baseball Operations for the New York Yankees. Mark goes into detail about several Yankee prospects, tells a joke about Boing! And even breaks out a few George Steinbrenner stories in what is a must-listen interview. From there, the wackiness finally begins as Jason and I have a long discussion about the art work of Henry Darger, cook several recipes sent in by listeners, and even find the time to debate Benny Agbayani’s hat size.
Rob McQuown finishes off “Hot Spots: Outfield” with the biggest surprises from 2010.
As the McCourt divorce drama gets resolved, the franchise should have more financial flexibility.
The NL has full of promising young pitching arms this year–who should you watch for in 2011?
Gambles on the South Side that worked or not so much, the Tribe’s plucked, and why Christina will always have Columbus.
As Will Carroll moves on, a brief look back.
One final look at injury news from around the major leagues.
Taking a look at disaster starts from many different angles.
PECOTA’s strange history with Ichiro Suzuki suggests some areas for improvement.
The Astros hope to be the NL’s surprise story of 2011, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.
Selecting the four starters for the nine possible playoff teams is easier in some instances than others.