On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)
Notes on Michael Chavis, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Lewis Thorpe, Ian Anderson, and more.
Matt Adams gets newfound attention. Max Moroff continues to rake in the minors.
Castellanos has been a big disappointment. Will that change with an adjustment?
Brandon Phillips and the illusion of hindsight, by way of the one-time elite prospect.
Alex Avila’s resurgence is real, but will the forces of regression take hold? Also: Don’t wait to count the feathers on Brad Peacock.
Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman’s replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold.
Ivan Nova almost finishes what he started, Big Sexy gets robbed, and Odubel Herrera goes platinum.
Mary foretells the downfall of the Mets, and Matt does some research just for you.