And another Jason and Kevin gabfest is here. Why do we love email so much? Because we’d never come up with the idea to talk about Jason Neighborgall on our own, but here we are. After all the fun correspondence, we get down to business and talk about all of the big name prospects who reached the big leagues last week and then get in an argument about whether the Royals did the right thing by calling up Eric Hosmer in early May. Our special guest is Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, who talks about the not-so-happy state of baseball in Houston, and then we do the goofy stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Plenty of great pitching, highlighted by Royals RHP Jake Odorizzi, as Kevin Goldstein wraps up the day in the minors.
The tater trots for May 10: a couple of fantastic first-career home runs, a typical Papi trot, and a handful of quick trots highlighted by Martin Prado.
An unlikely Blue Jay mars Justin Verlander’s run at perfection but can’t make his team into a contender, and the rest of the updates from around the division.
If ballplayers could be rated like super-heroes, so much would be clearer.
How can we distinguish between benign fluctuations in fastball speed and those that indicate injury or ineffectiveness ahead?
Multiple Mets and a Mariner face the end of their seasons, Luke Scott tries to play through his own serious injury, and Bruce Chen and Edward Mujica succumb to strains.
Bud Norris is making good on the breakout that Craig predicted last August–find out why he has succeeded thus far in 2011
The outfielder list is blown up due to production and injuries, but Mike has a slew of newbies for you to focus on
At the dawn of the posting system, the arrival of the unique Ichiro Suzuki would forever change the player market between the U.S. and Japan.
Some thoughts on the pros and cons of instant replay.
Years ago, BP’s Rany Jazayerli showed that once teams pass the 30-game mark, hot starts (or cold ones) start becoming meaningful. What does this portend for this year’s surprise teams?