Can the A’s young sluggers carry a team that looks short on starting pitching?
Finally, a big free-agent breakthrough: Jake Arrieta signs with the Phillies.
Hey PECOTA, which young hitters do you like this season?
What kind of teams improve by 25-plus games and what happens to those teams the next season?
Tyler Clippard is on the move again and the A’s hope for a bounce back from Chris Hatcher.
On the 24th episode of the DFA podcast, R.J. and guest host Zach Crizer reflect on Jered Weaver’s career and, most importantly, his impact on Jeff Sullivan’s tweets. Then it’s on to the moves of the past few days, including Chris Hatcher’s move to Oakland and the Twins’ gigantic new starting pitcher.
Seattle makes a modest bet on Yonder Alonso’s breakout being for real.
Oakland sends Sonny Gray to New York for a trio of prospects, as the Yankees load up for a playoff run.
Pablo Sandoval heads back to San Francisco, the Twins add much-needed rotation help in Jaime Garcia, and the Mariners swap four minor leaguers for David Phelps.
Oakland is shopping another young top-of-the-rotation starter and contending teams are lining up.
On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?