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August 2, 2015 @ 1:11 pm

The 2015 Trade Deadline That Was

The 2015 trade deadline has come and gone so you get an hour and twenty minutes of podcast goodness today, but before Jason and Andy discuss things with the Tribe, they first discuss an appropriate age to bring your child to a baseball game. Once they finish with that discussion at the 12:45 mark, they then dive into the Cleveland Indians. Jason gives his thoughts on the Brandon Moss trade, the Carlos Carassco trade that never was, Jason Kipnis and leadership in the Indians' clubhouse, and Andy waxes poetic about Francisco Lindor's recent production at the plate.  Then around the 44:00 minute mark, Andy and Chris Bradley dig into the Pirates' trade deadline: they first hit on the Aramis Ramirez homecoming, Joe Blanton and the least sexy trade ever and the rest of the Pirates trades before finishing up talking about A.J. Burnett's elbow (or what's left of it) and Jung-ho Kang's hot streak the last month. Andy then finishes with a quick SeaWolves shout out and talks about going to meet former Pirates manager Jim Leyland this week!

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May 1, 2015 @ 8:49 pm

The Indians and Pirates Ups and Downs

On this week's Tri-State at the Plate, Andy and Jason talk about Edinboro Elementary student Jacob Haugh, who has raised nearly $3,000 for the Pirates charity Wins for Kids.  You can donate to the charity here and make sure to add 'Jacob Haugh' to your donation.

The show starts with Andy and Jason talking about the least controversial controversial topic that they can think of: the National League adopting the DH.  Andy then talks about the ups and downs of the Pirates' season so far: Starling Marte hitting for power, but not taking any walks.  The hitting not doing much of anything, but the pitching's stellar start.  Melancon's velocity is down and... well, there's no real upside to that.  Jason then makes some tater tots before he chimes in to discuss Cleveland's slow start and how the fans shouldn't be panicking.  Yet.  The duo finish up with a SeaWolves shout out that is Dean Green heavy this week.  

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February 22, 2015 @ 7:12 pm

Can Francisco Cervelli Effectively Affect the Effectiveness of Pitchers

Spring is in the air... if you're in Arizona or Florida that is.

Andy and Jason are in the best shape of their lives and they reported for this week's podcast!  It shows as they open up talking about meeting Jim Leyland and B.J. Upton's name change to Melvin Upton Jr.  Andy then talks about the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup in 2015 and how Francisco Cervelli could help all Pirates fans forget Russell Martin.  He also discusses the Pirates pitching and players who may need to make strides in 2015.  Jason then discusses Michael Bourn's hamstrings, Jason Kipnis's return to stardom, the two-spot in the Cleveland lineup, and Indians pitchers competing in sprint drills!

It's good to be back!
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January 1, 2015 @ 9:06 pm

Mercer Me, It’s Jung-ho Kang

On this week's podcast, Andy and Jason discuss a very busy offseason for San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller before moving on to all things Pittsburgh and Cleveland related.  Andy first discusses the Pirates signing of A.J. Burnett and the re-signing of Francisco Liriano.  He then waxes poetic about the trade for Francisco Cervelli before discussing the move of Pedro Alvarez to first base and Pittsburgh posting for Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang.  Jason then talks about the Cleveland Indians signing of Gavin Floyd and its effect on on the rotation, the trade for Athletics outfielder Brandon Moss, and the stability of the short stop position in Cleveland over the last twenty years.

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December 6, 2014 @ 9:26 am

Brandon Moss or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Trade Rumors

On this week's podcast, Andy and Jason open with a discussion of the Supreme Leader of the Atlanta Braves, John Hart, and his plan for the franchise.  Jason then aggressively dissects the trade rumors swirling around Cleveland, particularly as they pertain to Oakland Athletics outfielder Brandon Moss, but also throws some other interesting names out there that have been circulating the Twitter-verse.  He talks plenty of prospect value and which of the batch of Cleveland Indians middle infielders he would feel comfortable parting with.  Andy then discusses his complex feelings towards Russell Martin signing with the Blue Jays, the catching conundrum in Pittsburgh, the Pirates' first base situation going forward, and pours one out for his homie, Clint Barmes.  The duo conclude the podcast by answering some Tweetmails about free agents from their good friend Dan in Buffalo.

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