A quick look at Jose Fernandez’s impressive big-league debut.
Ben and Sam talk about why the Marlins have put service-time considerations aside in Jose Fernandez’s case, then discuss Jose Bautista’s comments about umpires.
The final installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
The Marlins find a new way to be an embarrassment.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it’s okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.
Ben and Sam preview the Marlins’ season with Daniel Rathman, and Pete talks to Sun-Sentinel Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez (at 16:59).
Ben and Sam discuss an assortment of topics, including the Astros’ outlook for 2013 and beyond, Alex Rodriguez’s long-awaited surgery, the Marlins and the MLBPA, and whether baseball broadcasts on the radio will survive.
Where do you bat a player who’s his team’s only home run threat?
Ben and Sam discuss and pick out the most interesting parts of Bob Elliott’s article on how the big Blue-Jays Marlins trade went down.
Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB’s Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether the Marlins or Astros will win more games in 2013, who’ll be the next retiring player to get the Chipper Jones treatment, when Yasmani Grandal will play for the Padres, and how the Angels should align their outfielders.
Ben and Sam break down the Marlins-Blue Jays trade from every angle, or at least all the angles that occurred to them at the time.
The Blue Jays pull off the first big blockbuster of the winter, trading for an ace and the last remnants of last offseason’s Marlins spending spree.
The Rockies and Marlins recently hired managers without any prior major-league managerial experience, and they’re not the only teams to do it. Colin explains it all.
The least-prominent player in the Tigers’ big deadline trade might amount to something in Miami.
Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball’s underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins’ benching and how much running out a popup really matters.