Another week, another two-plus hours of Jason Parks and myself rambling. It’s a pitching heavy podcast as we take emails on mechanics, tipping and velocity, before getting into a longer discussion about what makes a good fastball (it’s not just velocity). The it’s our much anticipated listener of the week, Kent The FBI guy. Forty-five minutes later we’re still not quite sure what he does, but it certainly was interesting. Due to popular demand, Not Jim Tracy returns to break down the first month of the 2011 season, and then it’s the goofy stuff with Portal 2 talk and more adventures on the stage. As always, we hope you enjoy.
The tater trots for May: a whole slew of heroic home runs, but none more so than Jason Kubel’s…
First Mauer, then Young, now Thome.
A good day for Rockies prospects as Kevin takes a trip through the day in the minors.
The Indians’ hot start has caused the team to rethink recalling prospects before rosters expand.
Do the Yankees plate too many of their runners via the long ball?
What books would you most want to see in your general manager’s library?
Ryan Zimmerman starts healing, Phil Hughes goes back to the drawing board, Zach Braddock can’t get to sleep, and David Freese becomes a metal man.
The Nationals are hoping shortstop Danny Espinosa can be a building block of their young squad.
There isn’t much change atop the VP list, but Rob warns you to deal an outfielder who doesn’t merit his ownership levels, and a Ray joins the fray.
Ben Zobrist, Justin Smoak, and Curtis Granderson all look to have retained their luster in 2011. Can you trust that this AL threesome isn’t fool’s gold?