Yannigan of the Year By: Emma Baccellieri The term “rookie” is said to have come from “recruit,” with the sounds chopped up and tossed around more than a century ago to form a more casual word. It’s not limited to baseball, of course; it supposedly started in the military and spread then to baseball and…
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On the 27th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. discuss the Tigers’ flash teardown and their deals of Justin Verlander to the Astros and Justin Upton to the Angels. Plus, the other little moves that made our second deadline so exciting, including Mike Leake to the Mariners, Brandon Phillips to the Angels, and more.
Two years into a five-year, $80 million deal, the Cardinals pay the Mariners to take Mike Leake off their hands.
A poem for those preparing for battle, and an analysis of the aftermath.
Think injuries have killed your favorite team? Well, you’re not alone.
On the 25th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan is joined by Rob Mains to talk about the AL Wild Card race and how a recent spate of injuries could change the playing field. Then it’s on to … more injuries to pitchers! And … more injuries to pitchers! Yuck!
Six years later, still looking for one more chance.
Milwaukee adds Neil Walker to the infield mix and Ryan Howard tries again to get back to the majors.
On the 21th episode of the DFA podcast, R.J. rejoins the show to talk about some of the deadline deals, including the red-hot Tim Beckham’s move to Baltimore and the Yu Darvish blockbuster. Then it’s on to the Mariners (where Jerry Dipoto snagged another first baseman) and the regular league-wide roundup.