Ben and Sam discuss an assortment of topics, including the Astros’ outlook for 2013 and beyond, Alex Rodriguez’s long-awaited surgery, the Marlins and the MLBPA, and whether baseball broadcasts on the radio will survive.
Jason and Paul are joined by Lord Todd Zola to talk player valutations and draft mechanics.
Ben and Sam discuss the three-way trade between the Mariners, A’s, and Nationals and talk about whether Seattle was too fixated on adding power this offseason.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how much steroids help, the best farm systems in baseball, and how they’d try to negotiate a hypothetical trade.
Ben and Sam answer several questions submitted but not answered during Ben’s Monday chat.
Jason and Paul discuss the latest news in baseball, mock drafts and what to do with ADP, and welcome special guest Ron Shandler of BaseballHQ to the show.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the Hall of Fame, preparing for interleague play, the 162-game schedule, and methods of preserving parity.
Ben and Sam break down three trade rumors that surfaced over the weekend.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how players with criminal pasts should be treated and how much pitchers’ non-pitching skills matter.
Ben and Sam ask and answer eight mostly unrelated questions about baseball and themselves.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Ian Kinsler, how to decide when it’s time to change GMs, R.A. Dickey and the dome, and more.
Jason and Paul talk about the latest trades, signings, and go on a Hall of Fame rant related to some recent silliness by the “protectors of the game”.
Jason and Paul discuss everything cooking in the hot stove and welcome in Fantasy Editor Derek Carty to discuss the impact of managers on the running game.
Ben and Sam are joined by Jason Parks for a discussion of the R.A. Dickey deal and the risks and rewards of trading top prospects.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether a Yankees fan can learn to like Kevin Youkilis, whether the Diamondbacks got enough back for Trevor Bauer, why teams love left-handed starters, and more.
Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about his life after leaving Baseball Prospectus to work for the Houston Astros, what he’s working on, and what he’s learned about how baseball teams work. Also, what he’s drinking.