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March 27, 2016 @ 6:58 am

Positional Flexibility, Not Food Flexibility

On this week's podcast, Bob and Andy talk about Rob Refsnyder having the worst 25th birthday ever and the cost-benefit analysis of positional flexibility on the diamond. Andy then discusses the Pirates' lineup construction and Andrew McCutchen's knee, relievers throwing more than one inning in Pittsburgh, the continued excellent performance of Juan Nicasio in Bradenton, the relatively short injury reports out of camp, and he finishes his segment by analyzing the most horrible food concept he has ever heard of: the Cracker Jack Dog. Bob then talks about safety updates at Progressive Field (it's still The Jake) before he discusses Forbes releasing their annual franchise values. He takes a look at how Cleveland's outfield situation is working itself out with Tyler Naquin earning a spot on the roster, Michael Brantley's Opening Day status in question, and Joey Butler getting optioned to Triple-A, before he finishes by analyzing the Tribe's bullpen construction.

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March 12, 2016 @ 7:46 am

Get Off Old Man Gossage’s Lawn

On this week's podcast, Andy and Bob discuss Goose Gossage shaking his fist angrily at younger people in baseball. Bob then discusses the Indians' spring so far, including, but not limited to: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's attempt to purchase the Cleveland Indians, Michael Brantley taking BP, Corey Kluber starting on Opening Day, Tyler Naquin's outfield prowess, Danny Salazar's split-change, and Carlos Santana leading off. Andy then talks at length about new Pirates third baseman David Freese, Gerrit Cole's contract and future in Pittsburgh, Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon's spring starts, and Stargell's Stars possibly returning to Pittsburgh.

This week's episode isn't sponsored by Wegman's Sparkling Water, but it should be.
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February 27, 2016 @ 9:29 am

Chilly Spring Training Talk

It's freezing in Northwestern Pennsylvania, but things are starting to heat up in Bradenton, Florida and Goodyear, Arizona... because pitchers and catchers have reported and we're a few days away from Spring Training starting! On this week's podcast, Andy and Bob discuss the New York Yankees' new ticket policy, their capitalist agenda, and Lonn Trost's horrible comments towards Yankee fans. Andy then discusses Andrew McCutchen's contract extension talk at length and discusses his role as the Pirates' Derek Jeter. He also talks about Jung-ho Kang and Major League Baseball's new slide rule and Monday's Black and Gold game. Bob then digs into the Tribe's spring by looking at the recent signing of Craig Stammen and singing the praises of Juan Uribe. He looks at the ever-evolving outfield situation with Abraham Almonte's recent steroid suspension and how this affects Tyler Naquin and finishes up with some talk about Indians' pitching prospect Brady Aiken. 

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March 6, 2015 @ 9:47 pm

Spring Has Sprung and So Has Kang

Real baseball has returned in Florida and Arizona this spring!  Position battles and weird injuries are everywhere as Andy and Jason talk about Hunter Pence and his broken forearm.  Andy talks about both of those things in regards to Pirates as Corey Hart has a hot tub related injury and Jung-ho Kang hits an opposite field home run.  Andy also talks about the 5th starter spot in the Pirates' rotation being up for grabs as well as catcher Francisco Cervelli bonding well with staff ace Gerrit Cole.  Jason then jumps into the conversation talking about his favorite players to watch in camp (Francisco Lindor) and his undying love for Bruce Chen, even though Dan in Buffalo does not approve.  Jason also talks about Trevor Bauer's clean mechanics and the 5th starter spot in the Tribe's rotation as well.

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March 26, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

T-Plush Gets A Visa

This week Andy records the entire podcast while watching the 2013 NL Wildcard game in his basement. He's envious of the stars and stripes blazers that the Red Sox players will wear to the White House this year. He opens up by discussing the Starling Marte contract extension, the first base situation, the contagious injury bug and successful Jaff's in world history. Jason then discusses the hot corner in Cleveland, the return of T-Plush to the USA and Cleveland's roster construction.

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March 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Our Pitcher’s Arms Are Falling Off!

This week Andy and Jason start off the podcast by discussing protective headgear for pitchers after the Aroldis Chapman line drive. Then Jason talks about Michael Bourn's hamstring and the fifth spot in the Indians rotation. Andy then discusses the pitching situation in Pittsburgh and the catchers that could be on the move. They conclude with a preview of upcoming articles on the website and set the stage for the 2nd Annual Prospect Spectacular.

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March 10, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

A Volley Against Volquez

In this week's episode Andy and Jason discuss potential for Ervin "The Big Erv" Santana and his draft pick compensation. Then Andy talks about how much he loves Jameson Tallion, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco before Jason drags him back to earth with talk of Edinson Volquez. Jason discusses the decision to slot Danny Salazar in as the fifth starter and a stellar spring from Tribe starting pitchers. Finally, Andy talks about the former and future Erie SeaWolves that are in Detroit Tigers camp.

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March 24, 2013 @ 9:11 am

The Roster Crunch Cometh

As Spring Training starts winding down join the TSM guys for a discussion about which players will survive the coming roster crunch and which players will get sent back to the minors. Plus Bob gets up on his "Soapbox" to talk about the Cincinnati Reds treatment of Aroldis Chapman.

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March 17, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

Captain America and His Balky Back

This week the gang looks at injuries to players on the TSM Clubs, talks about the Tribe's bullpen, the rotation and bench spot battles heating up in Detroit and Jonathan Sanchez's last outing. They answer Tweetmails and everybody gets on their soapbox for Soapbox Sunday about the WBC.

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March 10, 2013 @ 11:47 am

Not a Doctor Yet

This week the TSM crew welcomes a new staff member with Dr. Garrett Britton. Dr. Garrett will run through the injuries and prognoses for the Indians, Tigers and Pirates. After that, the guys will run through all the updates from Spring Training for the Tri-State teams, including updates on Drew Smyly, Rick Porcello and Kyle McPherson. Jason also discusses the impact of Jason Giambi making the Tribe's Opening Day roster.

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