White Sox unveil their new manager for his first home opener, Jim Leyland isn’t saying much but Kenny Williams is, and something is askew around home plate.
David Carpenter, Evan Crawford and Jarrod Dyson get the call, and here’s what to expect.
We’re back with another big show. After reading your emails (nice bounce back week from the listeners) we get into lots of baseball talk as I took in my first minor league game of the year and Miguel Sano did not disappoint. Then it’s onto the big leagues as Jason breaks down the first starts of 2012 by Yu Darvish and Neftali Feliz of the Rangers, and we talk about how Yoenis Cespedes has become much-watch television. With some hot minor league starts, the questions about when a player will reach the big leagues have arrived, and I answer every one of them before Jason goes on a rant about how we evaluate defense. Our special guest is ESPN Baseball Tonight host Steve Berthiaume, who for some reason listens to our stupid show, and then it’s the return of Not Jim Tracy and all the goofy stuff. As always, we hope you enjoy.
The tater trots for April 12: Morneau and Mauer give Twins fans something to cheer about.
Another great start for Rangers righty Cody Buckel and notes on 43 more prospects.
A look at whether Dee Gordon is capable of stealing 80 bases, a feat not achieved since the 80s
Unsurprisingly, the team that has played the Pirates and Padres has the best record in baseball.
Want to know what qualities scouts value in a player? Consult Jim LcLaughlin’s chart.
A Sporting News illustration of Fenway Park in 1946 gives us a taste of history we may have forgotten.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: it’s best not to get too worked up over the first week’s worth of action.
The Rays have been willing to experiment with unorthodox defensive alignments, but are they ready to move an infielder to the outfield?
Unlike other unsigned designated hitters, Damon’s forced retirement will have to wait.
Viciedo, Murphy, and Schafer make a very intriguing initial VP class for the 2012 season
Thole, Pennington, Bloomquist, and Mark Ellis are first on the scene for VP 2012
Jay hates your favourite team. Here’s why.