Episode 55: Chase Field Dispute; Notes from Spring Training

March 25, 2016

The guys weigh in on the developing story about Chase Field, with the Diamondbacks seeking a change in their lease if Maricopa County can't pay for repairs, and Maricopa County moving to prevent the team from relocation. At 34:00, the guys turn to Jeff's observations of minor leaguers from D-backs camp; at 55:00, they turn to their notes about the major league team from their time at spring training.


Episode 54: Exciting and Scary D-backs Possibilities; Patrick Corbin’s innings

March 17, 2016

The guys lead off with a @Novaboltz question on what excites them most about the D-backs season -- and what scares them the most. More questions by @MythicalBen, @youknow_OJ, and @hillmerpegram on the way to talking through the D-backs' outlook with Patrick Corbin's likely innings issues this year.


Episode 53: Good Old-Fashioned Baseball Talk; Offseason Report Card

March 5, 2016

The guys start off with a question from @youknow_OJ on intriguing non-roster invitees in what was a surprisingly good episode anyway. They talk through a question from @MythicalBen on ideal infield alignments, and go in a lot of different directions before turning (around the 55:00 mark) to a conversation loosely organized around the upcoming offseason report card. Lots of hot tips, from pitch spin to some Jeff advice on where to buy property.


Episode 52: Spring Training Adjustments and Roster Battles to Watch For

March 2, 2016

The guys return from an impromptu hiatus at the beginning of camp to talk about adjustments they're on the watch for (Owings, Lamb and Tomas at the plate; Ray and De La Rosa on the mound) and talk about what early signs would look like for some of the team's roster battles. Twitter questions from @StelliniTweets, @Crewsett, @Ascend_Descend, @coldblueAZ, @Novaboltz, and @RockiesZingers, but not @youknow_OJ.


Episode 51: Twitter Questions, 5th Starter Battle, Bullpen Races

February 6, 2016

The guys walk through Twitter questions from @StelliniTweets, @TheStackedDeck, @baseballkrazy and even @youknow_OJ, from Jake Lamb's greatness to LOOGYs. They then talk through the 5th starter battle to feature Rubby De La Rosa and Archie Bradley, before talking through a spring training to include over two dozen relief candidates but may not have many jobs up for grabs. Come for the baseball, stay for the stimulating shrubbery discussion.


Episode 50: The Trade to Be Named Later

January 31, 2016

We never did figure out how to refer to the trade the D-backs competed on January 30, sending Chase Anderson, Isan Diaz, Aaron Hill and $5.5M to the Brewers for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner. We did figure out more than a few ways to look at the trade, though, and how it impacts the team.


Episode 49: Howie Kendrick and Infield; Goldy and the Hall of Fame; Fastball Platoon Splits

January 9, 2016

The guys catch up on the Jeff's social media exploits and their radical cars, but turn to some changing thoughts on Howie Kendrick and whether he fits for the D-backs. They also talk through some ZiPS comps for Paul Goldschmidt and his Hall of Fame chances, and turn to how the platoon splits for different pitchers' fastballs can be predictable.


Episode 48: The Ground Ball Movement; Weighing in on GM Dave Stewart

December 22, 2015

The guys talk through a whole bunch of odds and ends, including next steps in the offseason, the next generation of young D-backs pitchers, the possibility of upgrading the bullpen, Silvino Bracho, the possibility of trading for Carlos Gonzalez, slowing down the infield with longer grass, and Neil Weinberg's collection of Dave Stewart quotes from the last year. Do we know enough now to form an opinion on Stewart as GM?


Episode 47: Shelby Miller Trade; Franchise Future; Next Offseason Steps

December 11, 2015

The guys start off with a question from @jgonzol16 about whether the Shelby Miller trade actually makes the 2016 D-backs better, then break down the deal itself. They return to a note from their editorial when Tony La Russa was hired, and talk about an alternative way to look at the future of the franchise and whether the Miller trade and other moves have actually compromised the post-Contention Window seasons. Next up is a tour through the relief pitching upgrades they had identified for the Offseason Plan.

Also, some house, car, and fake basketball analogies because of course.

Episode 46: Uniforms, Greinke Signing, Offseason Plan and What the Hell is Going On

December 5, 2015

The guys confirm they're really awake and react to the new #DbacksEvolution uniforms before talking through the $206 million contract terms reportedly agreed to between the D-backs and Zack Greinke. Where do they go from here?