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July 30, 2014 @ 6:39 pm

2014 Trade Deadline Edition

This week Andy and Jason team-up for a special Trade Deadline Edition of Tri-State at the Plate. The guys start things off by talking about the Indians decision to trade Justin Masterson, before moving on to all the juicy rumors that are swirling, including the Pirates reported interest in Red Sox ace Jon Lester.

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July 1, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

Regal Ruggiero Returns

This week Andy and Jason discuss scandal in Houston. Andy then discusses Pittsburgh’s improved offense, their bullpen at length, Gerrit Cole’s refusal to rehab and speculative trade targets. Jason then asks Andy, “What’s wrong with the following players?” as they dive into the performances this year of Nick Swisher, Justin Masterson and Jason Kipnis, followed by a brief update on Francisco Lindor. The gang finishes with a SeaWolves shout-out.

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June 10, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

The Chisenhall – Polanco Internet Explosion

On an extra-long episode of Tri-State at the Plate Jason and Andy discuss the potential baseball career of Johnny Football. Andy then discusses at length Pittsburgh losing a one-hitter, a trouncing of the Brewers and Gregory Polanco’s arrival in the Steel City. Then Jason covers the Indians recent turn-around that’s been fueled by good hitting, good pitching and actual defense before telling everyone “I Told You So” about Lonnie Chisenhall. The duo then finishes up with the second-consecutive week of Step-on-the-Scale with questions that range from the probability of Vance Worley pitching in Pittsburgh this season to the catching situation in Cleveland.

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May 29, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

The Michael Brantley Captcha Conundrum

This week Andy and Jason discuss ghosts before they talk about the lack of respect for Cleveland Indians players on the 2014 All-Star ballot. Then Jason recaps the usual reasons for the Indians struggles including dreadful defense and offensive offense before touching on the amateur draft.Andy raps poetically about Phillip Irwin, a.k.a. “Filthy Phil”, departure from Pittsburgh before he laments the coming four-game series with the Dodgers. The duo discusses Memorial Day baseball in Erie and the promotion of Eugenio Suarez to Toledo before finishing with a breathtaking new segment entitled “Step on the Scale”.

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May 21, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

Guerrero Gives Olivo an Earful

This week Andy and Jason discuss Miguel Olivo’s ear-biting issues with Dodgers super-prospect Alex Guerrero. Andy then discusses at length the woeful start to Pittsburgh’s season but excitedly awaits Gregory Polanco’s promotion. Then Jason covers the Indians recent aversion from disaster and reviews the flurry of roster moves happening in Cleveland. The gang wraps up with Tweetmails and geographic accuracies

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May 12, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

The Gallant Sir Buck Knight Arrives

This week Jason and Andy open talking about the inflamed right knee of C.C. Sabathia. Andy laments Starling Marte’s tight back, Andrew McCutchen’s sore left foot and Pedro Alvarez’s woeful batting average. Jason discusses the Indians starting rotation, Yan Gomes’ defensive struggles and Carlos Santana’s tremendous on-base percentage. The gang finishes up with a  discussion of compound word etiquette and the newest mascot of the Erie SeaWolves, Sir Buck Knight.

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May 1, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

The Polanco Plight

This week Dr. Garrett stops by to run down all the injuries for the Tri-State clubs including Jason Kipnis, Jason Grilli, Russell Martin and Wandy Rodriguez. Next, Jason takes all of the Indians struggles and condenses them down to just three problems before Andy dissects the Pirates early season struggles. Finally the guys wade into a debate about whether or not the Pirates should bite the bullet and call up top prospect Gregory Polanco before wrapping up with another SeaWolves shout-out.

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April 25, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

Michael Pineda’s Sticky Situation

This week Andy and Jason discuss Michael Pineda's sticky situation in New York. Then Andy swoons over Gregory Polanco, discusses Starling Marte's struggles as well as Carlos Gomez's etiquette, or lack thereof. Jason congratulates Cleveland on being 11-11 despite their rough start. He highlights their poor play defensively, but not wanting to be a negative Nancy, does some swooning of his own over The Chiz Kid. Finally, the gang wraps up with a SeaWolves shout-out that has yet to hit the ground.

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April 8, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

Volquez Returns Jason’s Volley

This week Andy and Jason discuss booing Ryan Braun. Then Jason discusses all the contract extensions in Cleveland, Trevor Bauer and his return to the clubhouse and finishes up with all the roster moves at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Andy then discusses the Hurdle and Huntington extensions, Edinson Volquez proving Jason wrong and the terrible news that Jameson Taillon will undergo Tommy John surgery. They conclude with a SeaWolves shout-out and salute the "Thunder from Down-Under" Warwick Saupold.

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March 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

2014 Prospect Spectacular

In this annual special edition of Tri-State at the Plate the guys get together to talk prospects. Andy and Staff Writer Chris Bradley tackle the Pirates system and they dig deep to go beyond the usual mention of Jameson Taillon and Gregory Polanco to discuss guys like Reese McGuire, Alen Hanson, Gift Ngoepe and Wyatt Mathisen as well as some of Andy's personal favorites like Adalberto Santos and Stetson Allie. Jason tackles the Indians system and after a group discussion on Francisco Lindor and Clint Frazier he digs into the Tribe's system to discuss guys like Francisco Mejia, Dace Kime, Cody Anderson, Kyle Crockett and even Silento Sayles. If you love prospects (and we sure do!) be sure to check out our 2nd Annual Prospect Spectacular.

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