Detroit gets an upgrade at the hot corner, but that isn’t saying much.
Kevin Goldstein looks at the prospects in the deal.
We go from guest free to guest packed, as Rays special assistant Rocco Baldelli joins us to talk about his playing career, its untimely end, and transitioning into scouting. Then it’s Qamar Zaman, who made quite a name for himself by quitting his indy league play-by-play job on the air. As always, we have emails, plenty of prospect talk, and the goofy stuff at the end, and hope you enjoy the show.
The tater trots for July 19: a slew of big blasts on Tuesday night, with a pair in Arizona alone.
A quick run through the day in the minors with notes on 21 prospects.
Kevin looks at what each contender is looking for and the prospects they could deal to meet their needs.
While Dexter Fowler gets another shot, Dominic Brown has seen his last, and Rob teases a Brandon Belt writeup.
Halladay gets hot, but not in a good way, a trio of Yankees succumbs to new injuries, and Miguel Tejada’s lower abdomen feels the strain.
Buck Martinez confesses to being an inveterate sign stealer during his playing days and opines on the practice’s prominence in today’s game.
The Reds have yet to string together a sustained hot streak, but they believe it’s only a matter of time until they do.
As Jose Bautista can attest, the percentage of pitches a batter sees in the strike zone tells us a good deal about his capabilities.
Though third base is typically reserved for big boppers, you’d be excused for believing that this year’s production at the hot corner was the product of shortstops.
Craig looks at Felipe Paulino’s surprising resurgence and whether he can continue through the rest of 2011.
In honor of Hall of Fame induction week, the Lineup Card visits the deservedly derided Veterans Committee to see what they did RIGHT.