This might've been the most interesting week of hot stove baseball that the world has ever seen. The reigning National league MVP leaves South Beach and takes his talents to the Big Apple. How did the Yankees pull off this deal and are they done for the offseason? James and DA share their thoughts on the trade that very few people thought would happen.
Sirius XM's Craig Mish has been all over the Giancarlo Stanton news since the trade rumors started in late July. Craig talks about new Marlin owner Derek Jeter's involvement in these negotiations or lack there of and gives us a sneak peak into the world of a reporter when big stories like this are happening.
If that wasn't enough, Japanese superstar pitcher and hitter Shohei Ohtani has made his decision on where he will be playing in 2018 and it's not the destination most industry experts predicted. Ohtani is headed to Anaheim to join the undisputed King of Diamonds, Mike Trout. How will Angels skipper Mike Scioscia a player that not only pitches but can hit? Damned if we know but Aardsma and the Greek will take their best shot at guessing.
Plus, James and DA's annual HOF voting spectacular. Who would they vote in to Cooperstown? Their thoughts on the subject may surprise you.
This week David Aardsma and James the Greek make a listeners dream come true! A few months back we held a contest where the winner would get to interview a player from their favorite team. A lifelong Giants fan, Ryan, won that contest and gets to interview starting pitcher Matt Moore.
Moore talks about growing up in Japan, his favorite player growing up and a whole lot more.
The guys also discuss whether or not the NY Yankees made the right move by hiring ESPN analyst and former Yankees 3B Aaron Boone as their new skipper.
Plus, should the BWAA continue to be the only group with a Hall of Fame vote?
The hot stove is scorching! This week James and DA take a look at their top five free agents and predict where they will end up and how rich they'll be when the ink dries. Plus there are a couple of excellent players available via trade, White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton. Will they be traded and if so where do they end up?
Later, DA welcomes Adam Wainwright to the show. Waino is one of the most fascinating players the guys have ever interviewed. Find out what Wainwright wants to do after he hangs them up. His answer may surprise you.
Plus, James admits that he'd cut off part of his anatomy for a specific job.
The MVP awards have been announced and the guys are extremely upset about the results. Did Paul Goldschmidt get screwed out of the award because of the market he plays in? Can you be the MVP if youre on a losing team?
This week David Aardsma and James the Greek talk to former Indians and Red Sox great Luis Tiant. Is this the year that Tiant is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Tiant talks about his life, his struggles and whether or not he belongs in the hall.
Later the guys talk about Rob Manfred's decision to appoint a special committee to look into whether or not the balls are juiced.
David Aardsma and James the Greek deliver a jampacked edition of The Bullpen with DA!
DA begins the show talking about the legacy of former MLBPA head Marvin Miller and whether or not he deserves to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Later, James and David talk about the passing of Roy Halladay and welcome in Roy's former teammate Scott Eyre. Scott talks about the type of teammate Halladay was and why he should be a shining example to all young players.
Then the guys talk with free agent reliever Brandon Morrow. Brandon talks about his career, his future and why Justin Turner should've been a finalist for NL MVP.
The season is over and the Houston Astros are the World Series champions! DA and the Greek talk about the series and why the Astros are a special group of players. Plus, did the Dodgers get robbed of a title by Major League Baseball?
Later Aardsma and James decide to start a Go Fund Me page to get Kyrie Irving into outer space.
Plus, is Shohei Otani really coming to the states next season? He says he wants to come but their may be forces keeping him in Japan.
Also, is signing Justin Upton to an extension a good move by the Angels? Who would you rather have? Jay Bruce or Justin Upton?
The Yankees let go of manager Joe Girardi. James and DA talk to Yankees play by play man John Sterling and get his thoughts on Girardi's dismissal.
They also talk about some of the advantages that they have over other rebuilding franchises. Plus, James has a plan to get Aaron Judge to appear on the show but will DA's ego allow the plan to go into effect?
The guys also discuss why the Cubs fell short in their quest for back to back World Series titles. Will the Cubs look to deal Kyle Schwarber?
Also, are bullpens to close to fans? Does MLB need to address this situation?
This week James and DA start the show talking about the theft of Ken Griffey Jr's bat from his statue in front of Safeco Field and how they heard the news.
Later, the guys discuss the 2-3-2 playoff format and whether or not it's fair for the team with home field advantage. They also talk about whether or not MLB should expand and what markets should get an MLB franchise.
Then long time Twins reliever Joe Nathan joins the show. Joe talks about how difficult it was for him to hang them up, his one day contract with the Twins, Ron Gardenhire joining the Tigers and a whole lot more.
DA and James also talk about whether or not Carlos Beltran is a HOF'er and what hat he would wear in Cooperstown.
This week DA and James talk about how bad they felt for Indians fans after their team was beaten by the New York Yankees in the ALDS. The only positive the guys took away from the loss was that Trevor Bauer doesn't have a chance a World Series ring. DA then explains why he has such disdain for the Indians starter.
Then one of the greatest relievers in the history of the game, Lee Smith joins the show. Lee talks about the first time he met DA and what he saw in David as a young pitcher. He also discusses the evolution of the relief pitcher, why he's not in the Hall of Fame and whether or not he'd take a knee during the national anthem.
Later, James offers to start a support group for Washington fans and what the Nationals can do to get over the hump.
This week DA and James begin the show by breaking down the Wild Card games and discuss whether or not it's possible to make the Wild Card round a 3 game series.
Then the Greek god of walks Kevin Youkilis joins the show. Youk gives his unique perspective on his former team, the Boston Red Sox, and his current team, the Chicago Cubs.
Later, Aardsma and the Greek give their predictions on the divisional round of the MLB playoffs.