Not much going on in the world of baseball as teams gear up for spring training, so we read plenty of our listeners fantastic emails, and some not so fantastic, as clearly, some of you still have hangups about sandals and men that wear earrings. Then we do some prospect talk and follow that up with our special guest Dirk Hayhurst, one of the most refreshingly honest players you will ever hear from, and we highly recommend his new book, Out Of My League. Then it’s the goofy stuff, including a talk about Real Genius and how it’s fair game to write about on a baseball site.
A look at how drafters are treating Gavin Floyd and why he might be a fantasy bargain this season
In the early 1960s, Baseball feared the rising number of Latinos in the game, but in this area, at least, the game has been a positive example for tolerance.
Dan Duquette’s experience in the international markets makes his recent fiasco look even worse.
The 2011 world champs have a much-improved farm system.
Which men of misery prevented their teams from escaping the murky waters of suckitude?
Nate wonders about an overflow effect in two-team markets and finds some surprising results.
A comprehensive look at catcher defense by BP’s latest addition reveals that the Rays may be getting plenty of bang for their buck from their new backstop.