It’s the same old story in Tampa Bay, as the Rays go shopping in the bargin bin.
The Braves and Mariners keep making moves, Matt Klentak could get used to having 40-man spots open, and the Cards finally get a competent backup for Yadi.
An attempt to solve the age-old mystery.
The Angels and Cardinals exchange David Freese and Peter Bourjos, the Mets sign Chris Young, the Rangers bring back Colby Lewis, and Boston acquires Burke Badenhop.
Ben and Sam are joined by Ian Miller and Riley Breckenridge, the heroes behind Productive Outs, to talk about the Angels, Josh Hamilton, and whether fans should worry about bad contracts anymore.
The bigger the split between big-market and small-market budgets, the harder it is to evaluate a seeming overpay on the free agent market.
The Angels’ outfielders had a very good series, according to Jim Leyland. To the tape!
Ben and Sam discuss Austin Jackson’s excellent catch, whether he’s the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and whether it’s even possible to decide one way or another, then dissect Seattle’s eight-game winning streak to see if it’s the start of something good or a fluke that will soon be forgotten.
Three players tell Sam about the toughest pitches they’ve seen this season. They weren’t the ones you’d expect.
If you’re in an NL-only league, these are the players to stay close to.
Dee Gordon hits his first home run, two bench players push the limits of bad batting, Chris Davis keeps hitting, Clay Hensley exposes the unearned run, Derek Jeter hits cleanly in three of his five at-bats (or does he?), and more.
Reds shortstop prospect Billy Hamilton runs fast.