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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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April 3, 2015 @ 8:28 am

Rob Manfred Makes the Tough Decisions

Opening Day is almost here and we have a jam-packed episode for everyone today! While everyone eagerly awaits for Sunday night, Rob Manfred is fretting in his office about just how fans will be able to watch baseball this year, which is right where Andy and Jason start off their discussion: ending blackouts for in-market teams.  After that, Andy hits the talking points for the Pirates with recent injury news, the trading for Hunter Morris, Pedro Alvarez's success at first base and Jung-ho Kang's struggles at the plate.  He also talks about the fifth starter battle ending, with Jeff Locke victorious, keys to the Pirates success in 2015, and finishes up with a Minor League rundown of the Pirates organization.  Jason then talks about the injury news for the Tribe, Danny Salazar's assignment to the minors, Zach McAllister's assignment in the rotation, and Roberto's Perez's contributions to the 2015 Tribe.  Andy and then Jason talk about the awesome fan experiences you should be having at Progressive Field (which we still refer to as 'The Jake').  The duo finishes up the podcast with a SeaWolves Shout Out, highlighting some Wovles news and former Erie SeaWolf, now Detroit catcher, James McCann.

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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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February 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

Burned by Burnett

This week Andy and Jason discuss the merits of a 6 year, $105 million contract for David Dewitt Bailey, a.k.a. Homer. Jason closes the arbitration cases in Cleveland, discusses Carlos Santana at third and sheds a tear (a tiny tear) for Ubaldo Jimenez. Then Andy discusses being spurned by Allan James Burnett, a.k.a. A.J., further discusses how he needs to apologize to Pedro Alvarez and wraps up by discussing the impact Pirates prospects need to make in 2014. Finally Andy and Jason get up on their respective soapboxes about the positives and negatives of the qualifying offer system.

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January 30, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

Pony Up Now

This week Andy and Jason discuss a potential All-Star game at the base of Mt. Rushmore. Then Jason discusses the Justin Masterson extension and Ubaldo Jimenez’s potential return to Cleveland.  Andy calmly discusses A.J. Burnett before Jason makes him look at Edinson Volquez’s numbers, which makes Andy sick to his stomach and forces him to re-evaluate his life.

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January 15, 2014 @ 6:23 pm

Alex Rodriguez Goes to Night Court

This week Andy and Jason talk about becoming best friends with Clayton Kershaw after he signs his $215 million contract. Jason then waxes poetic about the addition of Jeff Francoeur and Nyjer Morgan. Then Andy talks about the gaping hole at first base and voluntary workouts. Finally, the gang wraps things up by standing on their soapbox and discussing Alex Rodgriguez and PEDs (as well as Night Court, featuring Harry Andrerson, and The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey).

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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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