Jose Quintana changes his sock color and we get a little more data on draft-pick trading. Plus: Ernesto Frieri!
As the peak of trade season approaches, it’s worth thinking about how much prospect selections are actually worth.
The Orioles are still in the market for a starter, and Milwaukee might talk to Jean Segura about an extension.
Ben and Sam discuss the remaining big-name free agents and talk about which might be best served by one-year deals.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about when every team will have won a World Series, the best baseball Kickstarters, rooting for draft picks, one-pitch pitchers, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss PECOTA’s projections for top draft picks from 2007 and talk about whether FIELDf/x and comparable technologies will ever pose a threat to scouts.
Ben and Sam discuss Edwin Jackson and the rest of the Cubs’ offseason signings and talk about how the specter of draft-pick compensation is affecting some free agents.
Ben and Sam discuss whether the Phillies’ recent run of success should affect our expectations for the team in 2013, then talk about a potential scheme to get drafted pitchers into big-league bullpens quickly.
The Blue Jays came very close to exceeding their bonus allotment for amateur draft picks.
Exploring the relationship between the number of high draft picks a team has and the amount of value it receives.