Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.
Mariano Rivera has blown three straight save opportunities, but the Yankees won their weekend matchup anyway.
Scouts’ takes on Travis d’Arnaud, Chris Johnson, Mariano Rivera, Ian Kennedy, and other interesting players.
Ben and Sam discuss batter-pitcher matchup stats, ancient players on the comeback trail, and the underdog Yankees.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the best name for a future baseball player, no-trade clauses, RBI and wins, and a starter with Mariano Rivera’s cutter. Cameo by a raccoon.
Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera’s retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it’s possible to evaluate scouts statistically.
Can the best reliever ever hold a candle to history’s strongest starters?
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it’s okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.
Degree of greatness doesn’t always correlate to the ability to say farewell.
The Yankees re-sign Mariano Rivera, the Mets extend David Wright, and the Angels trade Jordan Walden for Tommy Hanson.
Can Mariano Rivera’s cutter be cloned?
Health can play a big part in which teams win and which go home. In the AL East and AL Central, lost WARP can help explain the standings.
Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles’ exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano’s season and his upcoming opt-out decision.
Who are some of baseball’s best cheats in the non-chemically-enhanced division?
Though Bryce Harper’s reputation leaves many questioning his maturity, his Nationals teammates have embraced him.