Tommy Milone toes the rubber to help Oakland turn it around versus Detroit and Doug Fister.
The Athletics’ run has been fun, but it won’t be easy for it to continue against the Tigers.
Ben and Sam join/are joined by Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs for a longest-ever episode about the worst predictions teams and players made about themselves, Bryce Harper’s historical significance, and the baseball players who led the league in our hearts in 2012. We talked for almost an hour, so adjust your commutes accordingly.
Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.
We haven’t seen much of Michael Ynoa since the A’s signed him to a big bonus in 2008, but he’s healthy now and still showing plenty of promise.
Should teams that aren’t expected to contend really always be sellers?
Ben and Sam examine how the Nationals have gone about implementing and publicizing Stephen Strasburg’s innings limit and revisit Billy Beane’s trades from last winter in light of Oakland’s success.
Baseball Prospectus Visits Tropicana Field