Dan debuts a new format with a look at the month’s unlikely power hitters, Robinson Cano’s injury scare, the Pirates’ pitching, and the defensive plays of the night.
Pittsburgh gets Marlon Byrd to fill in their injured outfield, while the Red Sox have a potential postseason pinch-runner.
Ben, Sam, and guest co-host Russell Carleton discuss whether and how the Dodgers should discipline Yasiel Puig, teams that would want to take mulligans on their trade deadlines, and things sabermetricians are still getting wrong.
Mark Reynolds, Ryan Roberts, Andrew Lambo, and Elliot Johnson headline the movers.
Paul looks ahead to next month to help identify pitchers who might be worth targeting to bolster your squad.
On second thought, maybe the Pirates WILL win with Andrew McCutchen.
As the trade deadline nears, St. Louis and Cincinnati are struggling and Pittsburgh has the best record in baseball.
How the Pirates have become a contender with the help of other teams’ cast-off parts.
Pittsburgh becomes the City of Cumpton, Miguel Olivo’s mouth, if not his bat, gets him on the Marlins’ bad side, and Ian Kinsler’s return doesn’t mean Profar’s departure.
Ben and Sam preview the Pirates’ season with R.J. Anderson, and Pete talks to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel (at 17:03).
Can Pittsburgh make Starling Marte more selective without hurting him in other areas?
Are the Pirates on the path to wasting their most valuable asset?
The Pirates jump into the Yankees’ pool.
Catchers can’t throw anyone out anymore. Why is that, and should we be worried?