It is the top of the first inning, and Mike Leake is pitching for the Mariners. That’s a boring sentence. Mike Leake is a boring pitcher. Still, not long ago I would have been watching anyway. Instead, as Leake begins throwing his average stuff with average command against an average Angels team on a statistically…
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.
Two years into a five-year, $80 million deal, the Cardinals pay the Mariners to take Mike Leake off their hands.
The Cardinals show everyone just how much a floor costs. Will it be worth it?
Mike Leake heads to St Louis and the Mets sign an outfielder (no not that one).
Do pitchers target a tough opponent’s weakness, or stick with their own strength?
Paul & Doug discuss what is wrong with Jon Lester since mid-May and dive into Strasburg’s season. Next GOTW: Francisco Liriano at Mike Leake