Further examination is necessary, but the Yankees may know what Phil Hughes’ deal is.
Oh, where does the time go? Nothing seemed especially long, but when you add it all up, it’s nearly three hours. We have plenty of good email to go through, and talk about some recent things we have written, but the highlights as always, are the guests. First off, we have Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times in what was intended to only be a talk about the Frank McCourt situation, but turned into a more fascinating talk about the state of the modern Los Angeles Dodgers and one of those subjects that writers try to avoid: race. Then it’s the return my mom, and she talks about a variety of subjects, as always. Then it’s the goofy stuff, and then it’s mercifully over. As always, we hope you enjoy.
The tater trots for April 26: a big day for multi-home run days. Now including a list of all tater trot times for the day.
Bryce Harper’s power surge and the rest of the day in the minor leagues.
The love affair with a small sample size can lead teams and fans to make hasty decisions on what they believe is a match made in heaven.
Is Randy Wolf’s hot start for real, and is he worth a look in your fantasy league?
Michael Bourn and Brett Gardner are two speedsters running in different directions, but is that recent trend the future for either?
Do his early-season struggles suggest that Royals closer Joakim Soria’s best days lie behind him, or can he succeed with a different style?
Which spring slumpers aren’t going to stage a comeback?
How important is a team’s glove work up the middle when stacked against the offense provided?
Erick Almonte becomes a 7-day DL pioneer, Albert Pujols hamstrings it up, and Phil Hughes’ arm still hasn’t come back to life.
An Angel is added to the outfield mix, and two new AL/NL-only VPs get a look from Rob as well.
Jorge Posada and Chone Figgins are both struggling in the BABIP department, and for wildly different reasons.
Few may be ready to consider the division-leading Indians and Royals true contenders, but both teams hope to prove the critics wrong.
Team owners should think twice before approving an expanded playoff structure, since it might be only the players who’ll profit.