The tater trots for July 26: Chase Utley’s inside-the-park home run and Albert Pujols shows the fallibility of instant replay.
It’s a Trade Deadline and Debt Crisis special all in one! No wonder we almost hit the three hour mark. We read your emails, talk plenty of trades and then bring in ESPN’s Buster Olney to help figure out what’s going to happen, that our official news correspondent, Lincoln Mitchell explains the debt crisis to us, and our listener of the week, Dr. Million (I did not make that up) the astrophysicist explains how this debt mess could hinder the cause of science and what you can do to help. We also talk about hugs.
The TA team runs down today’s whirlwind of trades between the Cardinals, White Sox, and Blue Jays.
Another trip through the minors with Kevin Goldstein.
A review of the call at home plate by Jerry Meals to end the Pirates-Braves game.
A transcript of how Jerry Meals’ instant replay review might have gone down in an alternate reality…
A look at some of 2011’s biggest disappointments and where fantasy owners went wrong.
A look at Jered Weaver’s outstanding 2011 season, his perpetually great ERA, and his propensity for pop-ups.
The presently uber-hyped Desmond Jennings joins VP this week along with the formerly uber-hyped Cameron Maybin.
The ground rules keep changing, but the Rays still haven’t found the rule that would make timeworn Tropicana Field a proper place to play baseball.
Chipper Jones talks his way into the lineup and lives to regret it, Josh Johnson’s comeback grows iffier, Jason Giambi suffers an ill-timed strain, and Kevin Youkilis and Lance Berkman are day-to-day.
As the trade deadline approaches, the BP Gang looks back at their favorite summer swaps in baseball history.
Mike Scioscia doesn’t think his team needs to retool at the deadline to catch the first-place Rangers.
B.J. Upton and Colby Rasmus had sky-high ceilings as prospects, but their up-and-down performances in the majors has led them to the trading block.