Mary channels Dickens, Matt brainstorms nicknames, and Trevor has an awkward reacquaintance.
On the 18th episode of the DFA podcast, it’s time to talk about all those medium-sized deals that are part and parcel of deadline season. The Padres and Royals swap intriguing pitchers, Jaime Garcia (finally) heads to Minnesota, and the Red Sox add two third basemen: one from within and one from without.
After two days off, SR returns with a record four offerings: NES busts, househunting, letters to Curt Schilling and Furious Cubs.
Meg maps out the elements of a walk off, and Frank looks at whether there in baseball an intelligence we fail to recognize.
Zack continues his bemused exploration of baseball anime, while Mary combs through the ashes to preview the upcoming Red Sox-Orioles series.
The origin story of Marlins Man, Padres Fall Apart, and the moral certitude of Bronson Arroyo.
A handy guide for how to enjoy baseball amidst a) the nuclear holocaust, b) massive cultural appropriation, or c) a widespread epidemic.
A Brewers prospects gets a lesson in justice, minor league teams carve out niche markets through naming, and baseball history, told by the players who made it.
The backstory behind mascot-on-mascot crime, the irony of cinema and minor league baseball colliding, and how ballplayers are speaking with their eyes.
Bad days are compared, bad players are broken down (and broken), and bad memories are cherished.
Can the Indians overcome their beat-up rotation? Can the Red Sox offense carry them?
Maybe it’s the whole system that’s broken and not just Hanley Ramirez. Or maybe not.
Despite the big names being off the market, there’s still plenty of activity to come and these teams still have work left to do.
The hiring of Mike Hazen in Boston may say more about Dave Dombrowski than anything else.