Ben and Sam discuss (again) whether Mike Trout or Bryce Harper will have the better career, then talk about where they would rank today’s top pitchers and position players for the future.
In an effort to spice up the All-Star break, Bret comes up with a new event’and puts two of the game’s brightest young stars to the test.
Ben and Sam talk about how a player’s willingness to crash into walls affects their expectations for him, then discuss whether Albert Pujols can improve if he keeps playing.
Dissecting three matchups between two of baseball’s most must-watch players.
You can learn a lot about a baseballer by the people he follows.
Narrativizing baseball players through food.
Determining what a hustle play looks like, and then watching the best ones.
The NL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the winners include a few of the season’s best stories.
Jason reviews some narrow aspects of the 2012 season.
The National League’s best offense takes on the National League’s best record.
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.
The Diamondbacks’ playoff odds hit zero, and exactly half the league is now out of it.
The Angels (18.3 percent playoff odds) and Dodgers (3.4 percent) are still hanging in it.
Celebrating the achievements of Brett Wallace, Matt Harvey, Bryce Harper and the non-achievements of the Seattle Mariners.