The Dodgers trade for Phillies starter Joe Blanton.
A look at the Kurt Suzuki deal and the Indians DFAing Damon and Lowe.
The tater trots for August 2: Eddy Rodriguez makes a splash in his debut, Josh Rutledge continues his hot streak.
We now know for sure where Joe Maddon stands on sabermetrics.
The Phillies’ playoff odds are 0.2 percent? What does that mean, exactly? Matt explains.
You love reading about baseball players pushing the boundaries of baseball play, which is what Aaron Cook is doing right now.
Earlier this week, Zack Greinke opposed Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson in his Angels debut. Doug reviews each player’s approach to pitching.
Hi everyone. We wanted Episode 100 to be a blowout, but we never imagined it would end up like this. Of course, no celebration would be complete without a visit from Mom, who shares some racy stories from the 1960s. On a baseball level, our special guest in Rick Giolito, who tells one of those great untold stories. We all hear about the kids every draft year, but what is it like to be a father of one of those kids? It’s a frank, honest and fascinating discussion. The big get is Artie Lange, who tells my favorite baseball story of all time, when he went on the field as a child following a Yankees world championship. Seriously, we got Artie Lange. We even find time for a listener of the week. That wasn’t planned, but then Carl got an interesting tattoo. When listening back to the show, there was one disappointment. We didn’t thank the listeners enough. We’ve been constantly amazed by the show’s popularity. We know it’s not for everyone, it was never designed to be so, and the fact that so many of you listen, write us emails, let us know on Twitter touches us with each episode, and it’s the reason we have no intention of stopping. Thanks everyone, truly.
Ben and Sam discuss two outfielders in the news: Yoenis Cespedes and Jayson Werth.
A.J. Burnett gets a big vote of confidence from Paul in this week’s Planner. Oh, and there’s some analysis of two-start pitchers too.
The newly-recalled Mike Carp and the newly-liberated Nate Schierholtz join VP this week.
What’s actually involved when a prospect gets traded in-season?
Jayson Werth finally returns from surgery for his fractured forearm.
The Rangers’ pitching staff is ailing, but they’re still one of the best teams in baseball.
Grazy Sizemore’s depressing comeback attempt continues.