Ian and Eric discuss Ian's inherent Rougned Odor bias, their favorite streaming pitcher options for the week and their weekly risers and sleepers. They also continue to discuss Joey Gallo and his march to 50 home runs.
Joe and James open up the show by answering a listener question about Christian Hackenberg (1:41 - 5:00). They then hand out the Trevor Bauer Hot Take of the Week award (5:00 - 8:31). James introduces a new game called "Kansas City Royal or Randomly Generated Name?" (8:31 - 12:24). James wants Manny Machado while Joe wants to keep Miguel Andujar (12:24 - 19:53). James's dad joins this show for this week's history lesson (19:53 - 21:14). The guys wrap up the show by talking about the All tar game and home run derby (21:14 - 26:25) and rounding out their All Star teams of players traded at the deadline (26:25 - 41:10).
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.
Brian Draus uses his Magnum Start Value theory to show that the 2014 Kansas City Royals had a much better starting rotation than people think.
Market size impacts every major sport, however Major League Baseball's absence of a hard salary cap makes it especially difficult for small market teams to reach the success of baseball's royalty.
The future of Major League Baseball is in good hands with these players rising through the ranks. Here's a look at the biggest young talent in the American League Central.
Getting out to an early lead in the count with first pitch strikes is crucial to the success of a pitcher. On the surface, it is clear due to the importance of being ahead in the count. Now, we examine how first pitch strikes may affect deeper stats such as FIP and K%.