The Pirates and Reds clinch postseason appearances, Texas goes to town on the Astros, and the Orioles have an ugly night.
Ben and Sam discuss Billy Hamilton, the Rangers’ “collapse” narrative, the Rays’ pickup of Freddy Guzman, and the AL Wild Card race.
Plus Hunter Pence is hot, Wilson Ramos never rests, Carlos Gomez robs another homer, and what to watch on Monday.
With a strong outing versus the Braves and a home run at the plate, Jose Fernandez did his best to convince Rookie of the Year voters on Wednesday.
Ben, Sam, and guest co-host Russell Carleton discuss whether and how the Dodgers should discipline Yasiel Puig, teams that would want to take mulligans on their trade deadlines, and things sabermetricians are still getting wrong.
Bonifacio joins Kansas City, Miguel Tejada’s season is over, Manny Ramirez loses his shot and Travis Blackley heads to Texas.
The Rangers acquire Alex Rios via trade waivers, the Rays send Kyle Farnsworth packing, and the Phillies part ways with Delmon Young.
Brad Hawpe loses another employer, Nelson Cruz’s replacement comes up, former prospect Thomas Neal gets claimed, and other moves.
The Rangers weren’t sure whether to be buyers or sellers, but things are looking up for Texas after three straight walk-off wins.
The Rangers and Indians earn dramatic walk-off wins.
Matt Garza is finally traded, and the Cubs load up.
Ben and Sam try to figure out why more pitchers’ careers don’t look like Derek Lowe’s, then talk about the latest Matt Garza trade rumors.
Roy Oswalt is back in the bigs, while Danny Espinosa is not.
Pittsburgh becomes the City of Cumpton, Miguel Olivo’s mouth, if not his bat, gets him on the Marlins’ bad side, and Ian Kinsler’s return doesn’t mean Profar’s departure.