The tater trots for April 20: a walkoff in Wrigley; Vlad and Grandy do what they do so well.
It’s another podcast, you know the drill. We do emails, we talk about Matt Purke, Mike Leake and when your favorite prospect is getting to the big leagues, and then we have a fascinating talk with Clayton Hamilton, who pitches for the Yokohama BayStars. Interviews with stars are boring. Where else could you get tales of four-figure bonus negotiations, wrongly diagnosed injuries, dominating a beer league and playing during the big earthquake? Nowhere, that’s where. Then it’s the goofy stuff, with music and why this thing is a day late, yet certainly not a dollar short.
In a stunner, Braun is now under contract through the 2020 season.
Still trying to figure out Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna and notes from around the day in the minors.
Paul Janish, Casey Kotchman, and Robert Andino lead this year’s parade of empty-average contributors at the plate.
Updates to the Team Tracker and the Player Forecast Manager make the tools more effective for managing your Scoresheet roster.
As MLB takes over the operations of another franchise, hop in the Wayback Machine to recall what this meant for the Expos.
The situation in Baltimore is gaining clarity, the one in St. Louis is heading in the opposite direction, and the first wave of AL/NL-only VPs in the pen.
Running the numbers with the aid of the injury database to determine how players who suffer concussions perform after returning to the field.
Hearing about prospects on the big-league trail usually excites fans, but even those who are in the know have a hard time providing an ETA.