The Pirates are in the midst of a late-season swoon much like their freefall from last season, but Pittsburgh fans still have at least nine reasons to smile.
Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he’s worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard’s stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who’s always either good or injured goes bad.
The Orioles add another soft-tossing left-hander to the AL East race.
Paul takes a tour of the league’s two-start pitchers to see which are worth using this week.
Starting Pitching VP returns with Niemann, Burnett, Doubront, and Parker
Luebke, Bedard, and McCarthy join VP this week.
Why the Royals and Padres will win their divisions, and four questions with Dustin Ackley.