Seattle makes a modest bet on Yonder Alonso’s breakout being for real.
On the 20th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan hosts an all-star collection of BP writers in our first live episode! Listen in as Craig Goldstein, Patrick Dubuque, Jeffrey Paternostro, Emma Baccellieri, Kate Morrison, and Aaron Gleeman all share their thoughts on the major and minor moves as the deadline comes and goes. It’s a must-listen!
Remaking the Rays’ bullpen with Steve Cishek and Dan Jennings, and Erasmo Ramirez’s return to Seattle.
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.
Milwaukee bets on Anthony Swarzak’s bullpen breakout, Danny Espinosa and Rob Refsnyder find new homes, and the White Sox add another prospect.
If you’re going to be a right-handed pitcher with no particular out-pitch, it’s best to be one in Seattle.
One change, and a little more trust in his dominant raw stuff, could take James Paxton even higher.
Special Agent Cooper finds himself in the strange world of the New York Mets and Alex Cobb tries to master the grand slam reaction.
On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP’s Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, much more!
The first quarter of the season has not been kind to the Giants, Mets, Pirates, and Mariners.
Another demotion to Triple-A for the former top prospect, but maybe this time is different.
On the fourth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn discuss the Marlins and the difficulty of rebuilding a rotation from nothing at all. After that, the guys cover the Mariners’ slow descent into madness, which obviously had an effect on them as well, as they spent too much time riffing on Adam Rosales.
Nick Franklin keeps trying to live up to the hype, Desmond Jennings gives the Mets more outfield depth, and Edwin Jackson joins yet another organization.
Taking notice of a 27-year-old rookie who’s suddenly crushing the ball.
Is the middle season in a three-year span a baseball sandwich or a baseball hotdog?