In which nothing happened this week so Matt and Jason spend a few minutes on a lot of little things, such as: Mike Trout getting $1 million; Harold Reynolds in the FOX booth; spring training injuries; and more.
We also talked about Ubaldo Jimenez to the Orioles, A.J. Burnett to the Phillies, and Bronson Arroyo to the Diamondbacks, but mainly it’s the Braves and dry riverbeds.
Derek Jeter announces that 2014 is his last year. What does it all mean?!!?
Also, some guys are still available to sign to baseball teams. Is it just the qualifying offer? Should more players be accepting?
In which Matt and Jason examine Clay Davenport’s early projected standings and talk about who is best set up for a 10-year run of excellence. Also the Super Bowl.
We spend most of this episode on Masahiro Tanaka signing with the Yankees and the various ramifications of that, but we also talk about the other end of the spectrum: minor signings like Grady Sizemore, Bobby Abreu, Jeff Francoeur, and others.
Also, who will the next Roc Nation Sports client be?
We’re back! It’s glorious! It’s long! It’s back!
These topics are not related. We talked Rick Eckstein, Matt Martin, the blend of coaching and front offices, increased specialization, comparisons to football and basketball, and more. In the second topic, we asked whether the Carlos Ruiz deal was a good deal, whether the concept of the Phillies continuing to attempt to win is a good concept, and who might be responsible.
Not ten minutes after the end of Game 5, Matt and Jason started recording. An hour later, Episode 50 was in the can. Historic!