In which Matt and Jason discuss the Vernon Wells trade and Adam Wainwright extension before moving on to how shitty teams ought to apologize to their fans.
Only two topics this week, as we went long on each, but we talked about whether we should be buying the big pitch-framing numbers for players like Jose Molina and looked at one list of over/unders for all 30 teams. This one went a tad long.
No “what we did this week” but there are significant quantities of nipples and alcohol
In which Matt and Jason talk about the new Carlos Gomez contract, whether clubhouse chemistry is worth 24 wins, and why Joe Torre should just go home.
If you stick around to the very end, Jason has a very special surprise for you.
In which Matt and Jason overcome technical issues to pound out a full podcast anyway. We discuss whether bloggers could run baseball teams, how the Yankees will fare given their injury woes, and Carl Crawford’s comments about the horrors of the Boston media.
Also: Ferris wheels, tennis, a new ESPN show, and the WBC.
Due to a technical problem, the only topic this week is Jeffrey Loria’s weird letter to fans, which you can find here. We also answer Twitter questions.
UPDATE: Our friend Paul Sporer pointed out to us that the typos from which we take much merriment in the Loria letter are not actually in the Loria letter, but are transcription errors in the copy we were reading (the same copy that’s linked above). I’m annoyed, and I also apologize to Mr. Loria for thinking that he doesn’t have a copy-editor on staff.
Everything that we said about the content stands.
In which Matt and Jason talk about Kyle Lohse remaining unsigned, Robin Ventura’s decision to turn down an extension of his contract with the White Sox, why the Marlins haven’t yet traded Giancarlo Stanton, and whether the Yankees’ facial hair policy is silly, weird, bad, or what.
We also answer about 20 Twitter questions of varying shapes and sizes but uniform levels of brilliance.
There’s a weirdly large amount of labor law.
In which Matt and Jason mostly agree on Michael Bourn but have totally opposing views on the value of the World Baseball Classic and spring training.
A cat goes missing.
In which Matt and Jason discuss Felix Hernandez’s massive contract extension, which teams are likely to be the worst in each league, and whether moving the Rays to New York would make any sense.
Also discussed: how many Marlins relievers we’ve heard of before; R.J. Anderson’s shocking youth; how much Jesus Montero’s pitch-framing will cost Felix Hernandez; whether it’s even legal to trade a pitcher named “Bud” out of Houston.
Not discussed: how mean it would be to take the Rays away from their fans.
Advertisers involve a new Mazda and a cat book. What we did this week includes an aquarium and horse-racing.
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The subjects, they are in the header. We spend our second segment talking a lot about this article.
Thanks for your tweets, all of which were answered and only one of which was mocked. Thanks to Matt’s wife for the intro. Good night and good luck.