Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi refuse to learn; the Astros lead one writer to make a shocking confession; a baseball advent calendar; getting Gerrit “Salieri” Cole to step up his game
West coast best coast.
On the 14th episode of the DFA Podcast, the guys officially open up trade deadline season by reviewing the Adeiny Hechavarria acquisition by Tampa Bay. Then it’s bad news on young stars Kyle Schwarber and Julio Urias, and happy returns for Felix Hernandez and Wilson Ramos.
On the second episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. delve into the early wave of prospect talent coming up in Los Angeles; will Bellinger and Urias push the Dodgers to the top of the West? Also, the guys break down Oakland’s Andrew Triggs and much more.
PECOTA helps pick the best player in baseball for every age, from Julio Urias to Bartolo Colon and all the superstars in between.
Is a pitcher taking his lumps at the big-league level a developmental hurdle or being put in a position to fail?
And so begins the greatest round of “I feel so, so, so old” we’ve ever seen.
A look at the unique problems posed by a unique prospect.