After a low-key July 31, the Astros make a big splash by acquiring longtime Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
On the 27th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. discuss the Tigers’ flash teardown and their deals of Justin Verlander to the Astros and Justin Upton to the Angels. Plus, the other little moves that made our second deadline so exciting, including Mike Leake to the Mariners, Brandon Phillips to the Angels, and more.
Were the offers better in this alternate reality?
Every contender needs rotation help and there are plenty of big-name starters potentially available.
Is bunting to break up a no-hitter only controversial because of how our brains work?
Injuries, ineffectiveness and plain old bad luck plagued the senior circuit’s top arms this year.
The run continues in Philadelphia, the strikeouts continue to pile up for Justin Verlander, and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hitting streak is getting interesting.
Verlander looks like Verlander, Gattis keeps homering (but not tripling), and more!
Detroit goes from a 5-0 hole to a 14-5 romp, Jacob deGrom blows away the Braves, plus more from Tuesday and what to watch on Wdnesday.
The best of times for Clayton Kershaw coincide with the worst of times for Justin Verlander.
Toronto wins for the 17th time in 20 games and Masahiro Tanaka gets by without his best stuff, plus more from Thursday and weekend previews.
The Sox end a streak, Bckett throws a no-no, and Springer explodes, plus much more from the weekend and what to watch today.
These junior-circuit hurlers had elevated BABIPs last year, but was it all because of bad luck?
Breaking down the arms to help you decide on the optimal strategy for your league.
Ben and Sam discuss Clayton Kershaw’s extension with the Dodgers.