In a move seemingly months in the making, the Indians add Mets slugger Jay Bruce for the stretch run (and playoffs).
On the 20th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan hosts an all-star collection of BP writers in our first live episode! Listen in as Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, and Aaron Gleeman all share their thoughts on the major and minor moves as the deadline comes and goes. It’s a must-listen!
Released by the Braves, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon will try to make it back to the majors with the Twins.
Kate rekindles some ballpark missed connections, Emma gazes at Michael Martinez and the Indians, while Trevor matches up Eric Young Jr. and destiny.
Minnesota’s hitting and defense look ready for prime time, but the pitching remains a mess.
On the seventh episode of DFA, Bryan and guest co-host Zach Crizer discuss the Bradley Zimmer call-up, and the potential end of the center field carousel in Cleveland. Then it’s on to the big and little moves of the past few days, including former All-Stars going down with injury and former Royals going on to new teams.
The defending American League champs look every bit as strong, thanks largely to Francona, Miller, and Allen.
Matt transcribes a sample inning of Jose Canseco’s broadcast debut, Emma finds the ideal athlete social media presence, and Kate encourages some GMs to engage in shower thoughts.
Patrick stumbles upon a random baseball quote that summarizes how to write, Bryan breaks out his Monster Manual to preview the 2017 season, and Emma sees a fear of quietness in every half-inning break.