Ben and Sam discuss recent trades and signings, focusing on moves by the Indians, White Sox, and Diamondbacks, Kevin Towers’ changing approach to building a bullpen, and the reliever market.
Kevin Towers forgets how he used to build bullpens, and the White Sox take advantage.
Ben and Sam discuss the Dodgers’ outfield situation, then talk about the two trades made on Tuesday.
The Diamondbacks GM on the importance of catcher receiving skills.
Ben and Sam analyze the Justin Upton trade and Arizona’s offseason.
It’s a lot of fun to talk about Justin Upton being traded, which might be why reporters talk about it so much, and it might be why Kevin Towers talks about it so much.
Does a change of cities change a General Manager’s tendencies?
Gerardo Parra might be making a push for more playing time.
“If you have kids who might [grow up to] be major league baseball players, we’re fighting for your kids, possibly. If I work for your newspaper and you’re in the union fighting for your equality and rights, sure I would strike, and so would you…”
–Barry Bonds, Giants outfielder