Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre discuss contention cycles and how to decide whether your dynasty roster is a legitimate contender or pretender (4:00), banter about current events including Noah Syndergaard, Alex Reyes, Yu Darvish, Ronald Acuna, Byron Buxton, Robinson Cano, Jose Alvarado, Hanley Ramirez and Shane Bieber (25:00), before closing out the podcast by ranting about Anthony Rizzo’s dirty slide (50:00).
Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre discuss the recent article by BP’s Zach Crizer on the Las Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft, including which 15 players they would protect on the Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis rosters (3:00). Finally, they discuss the big-picture process the BP prospect team employs to evaluate minor-league talent in advance of their updated mid-season Top 101 prospect list (38:00).
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein render a verdict on listener contention cycle emails (2:00), cover a plethora of minor-league updates regarding Juan Soto (17:00), Austin Riley (22:00), Bubba Thompson (26:30), Jake Burger (27:30), Jason Groome (28:30), Wander Javier (30:00) and Nate Pearson (30:30). Finally, they close out the podcast with another edition of “Maddon or Mad Online” starring David Price (32:00), Ben’s experience with daily fantasy (39:00), the Mets batting out of order (42:30), and the surreal Matt Harvey experience (44:00).
Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell banter about lettuce (1:00), Corey Seager (4:00), Hyun-Jin Ryu and Walker Buehler (8:00), Clayton Kershaw (12:00), Ronald Acuna (14:00), Mike Soroka (18:00), James Paxton (28:00) and the Gerrit Cole/Trevor Bauer spin rate controversy (30:00). Finally, they discuss when dynasty league owners should begin to re-evaluate their competitive windows (44:00) and rant about Bill James on Twitter (57:00).
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre banter about early-season results from Gerrit Cole and Lance McCullers (4:00), Jed Lowrie (6:30), Tim Anderson (10:00), Rick Porcello (16:00), Patrick Corbin (20:00), Sean Manaea (25:00), Kenley Jansen (29:30), Greg Holland (32:00), Evan Longoria (34:00) and Alex Cobb (36:00). They also hit on recent injuries and prospect call-ups including Taijuan Walker (37:00), Josh Donaldson (39:00), Matt Duffy (41:00), Tyler O’Neil and Ronald Guzman (44:00). Finally, they discuss Ben’s recent Ronald Acuna-themed Dynasty Dynamics article at BP (47:00) and provide a much-needed update on Keith Hernandez Twitter exploits (58:00).
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre banter about injuries to Xander Bogaerts (1:00), Eugenio Suarez (3:30), Rougned Odor (9:00), Corey Knebel (11:30), prospect news and minor-league assignments for Jahmai Jones (15:00), Michael Chavis (18:00), Keibert Ruiz and Alex Faedo (21:00), Nate Pearson (24:00), Jermaine Palacios (26:00), Austin Beck (30:00), Juan Soto (32:00) and Anthony Alford (34:00), before closing out the show with another edition of Maddon or Mad Online (37:00).
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre banter about Shohei Ohtani (3:00), Kenley Jansen (7:00), Greg Holland (10:00), Bryce Harper (12:00), Julio Teheran (14:00), play the inaugural edition of “Maddon or Mad Online” featuring Chris Davis leading off, Gabe Kapler being ahead of his time, Brian Dozier’s enforcement of unwritten rules and the Red Sox resting everyday players (19:00), finally close out the podcast by ranting about the “If You Can’t Handle Me At My” meme (37:00).
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein discuss a slew of current events including injuries to Madison Bumgarner and Salvador Perez (3:00), A.J. Puk (7:00), #RaysTank (10:00), Greg Bird (12:00), and notable prospects that made Opening Day rosters including: Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks (14:00), Scott Kingery (16:00), Ryan McMahon and Lewis Brinson (26:00). They close out the show by reviewing their 2018 BP Staff Predictions (31:00) and banter about which players they would want mic’d up Mookie Betts-style this season (53:00).
Link to SI’s article on Carlos Gomez
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein banter about their favorite Las Vegas player prop bets, over/under team win totals, and World Series odds for the 2018 season (3:00), recap their most recent TDGX trades (32:00), and rant about the Avengers: Infinity War crossover meme (53:00).
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre discuss the BP’s Top 125 Dynasty League Outfielders list (3:00), announce the TINO 100 Avisail Garcia shirsey winner (40:00), banter about the TDGX supplemental draft (44:00), and finally rank the contenders for saddest roster in baseball (53:00).
Lightning Round (3:00)
Charlie Blackmon & J.D. Martinez (8:00)
Christian Yelich & Marcell Ozuna (12:00)
Andrew Benintendi & Nomar Mazara (14:00)
Eloy Jimenez & Rhys Hoskins (17:00)
Billy Hamilton & Starling Marte (18:30)
Gregory Polanco (19:00)
Michael Conforto (21:00)
Lewis Brinson & Manuel Margot (24:00)
Ender Inciarte (25:00)
Lorenzo Cain (27:00)
Nick Williams/Clint Frazier/Raimel Tapia (29:30)
Mitch Haniger & Joc Pederson (32:00)
Leody Taveras vs. Jo Adell (34:00)
Stephen Piscotty (35:00)
Khalil Lee (39:00)
TINO 100 Shirsey Winner (40:00)
TDGX Supplemental Draft (44:00)
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre discuss the Baseball Prospectus 2018 Top 101 Dynasty Prospects list.
#3 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (10:00)
#4 Brendan Rodgers (12:00)
#6 Gleyber Torres (14:00)
#8 Nick Senzel (15:30)
#9 Shohei Ohtani (17:00)
#10 Kyle Tucker (20:00)
#16 Juan Soto (23:00)
#19 Luis Robert (24:00)
#24 Willie Calhoun (25:00)
#27 Ryan McMahon (27:00)
#28 Taylor Trammell (29:00)
#30-31 Sixto Sanchez & Walker Buehler (30:00)
#33 Jo Adell (33:30)
#36 J.P. Crawford (34:00)
#38 Jorge Alfaro (36:00)
#39 Jahmai Jonex (39:00)
#40-41 Alex Verdugo & Austin Meadows (41:00)
#46 Monte Harrison (42:00)
#48 Michael Chavis (45:00)
#55 Jason Groome (48:00)
#59 Miguel Andujar (50:00)
#63 Jhailyn Ortiz (51:00)
#70 Austin Riley (53:00)
#76 Luis Garcia (55:00)
#84 Garrett Hampson (1:00:00)
#92 Jesus Luzardo (1:03:00)
#94 Esteury Ruiz (1:04:30)
#99 Colton Welker (1:06:30)
Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre discuss BP’s Top 50 Dynasty League First Basemen (3:00), rant about the media’s coverage of the Pirates recent trades involving Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen (41:00) and debut their brand-new shooting stars segment featuring Shohei Ohtani, Austin Barnes and Tyler Chatwood (51:00).