Has a lack of quality contact kept the Rays, and possibly the Brewers, from reaching the postseason?
Tom Koehler joins the Blue Jays, Rajai Davis fills in for Jackie Bradley Jr. in Boston, and Fernando Salas and Cesar Puello cross on the transaction wire.
Are managers too afraid to make in-game bench moves?
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.
Tampa Bay gives up on former no. 1 overall pick Tim Beckham, sending him to Baltimore for minor leaguer Tobias Myers.
Remaking the Rays’ bullpen with Steve Cishek and Dan Jennings, and Erasmo Ramirez’s return to Seattle.
On the 19th episode of the DFA podcast, Bryan and R.J. hit the big questions, both literally and figuratively. Did the Mets get enough in return for man-mountain Lucas Duda? And where is Rangers ace Yu Darvish going to pitch in August? All that and much more!
Lucas Duda’s underrated run with the Mets comes to an end, as the Rays add a power bat for the stretch run.
It’s never easy for the Rays.
Mary delivers the rallying speech of an All-Star hopeful, while Patrick writes a pastiche about a rain delay.