The Bullpen with DA

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Cy Young winner Brandon Webb plus 2017 MLB season recap

DA starts off the show talking about the Ducks loss in the Atlantic League championship series. He also talked about why he had such a rough time with travel during that series.

Later, the guys look back at the 2017 regular season and how badly they did in terms of their predictions.

Then they are joined by Diamondbacks pregame and postgame host and former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. Brandon talks about his career, the current D'backs squad, whether or not Paul Goldschmidt will win the MVP and Zack Greinke's refusal to sign autographs.

 

Finally, James and DA get into a heated exchange about the scandal in the NCAA and whether or not amateur athletes should be paid while they are in college.  

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MLB Network analyst Carlos Pena joins the show plus the Pat Neshek v Zack Greinke feud

This week DA and James start the show talking about how DA felt walking into the Yankees locker room as a member of the media. Was he intimidated or was it business as usual?

Then they talked about the incredibly close NL wild card race and why the Cardinals always seem to be contenders even when the rest of the world counts them out.

Later, former all star first baseman and current MLB Network analyst Carlos Pena joins the show. Carlos talks about leadership, the movie "Moneyball" and a whole lot more.

Finally, David and the Greek talk about Rockies RP Pat Neshek's pursuit of a Zack Grienke autographed baseball card.

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Former A’s SP Mark Mulder and the end of the streak

James and DA start the show discussing an interesting "injury" that Aardsma suffered in college. Instead of going blind he just couldn't pitch.

Then the guys discussed the end of the Indians amazing winning streak. Are they in a better or worse position to win the World Series and is Corey Kluber the best pitcher in the world today?

Later, Mark Mulder joins the show and talks about the similarities between the 2002 Oakland A's and the Indians, his thoughts on the Jemelle Hill situation at ESPN and the gruesome injury he suffered when he signed with the Angels.

Plus, "Jackass of the Week!"

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Former SP Mike Hampton joins the show plus are the Indians getting too hot

The Indians are scorching hot but is their streak coming at the wrong time? Is it a good thing that the Dodgers are losing games now? David Aardsma and James the Greek discuss how these streaks can affect teams come October. Then the guys discuss cheating in baseball. Has DA ever cheated? His answers might surprise you.

Later Mike Hampton joins the show. Mike talks about his career and comments that he made years ago about the school system in Colorado.

Plus, who should be this years NL MVP? James and DA weigh in on what should be a close race.

Finally, is DA setting up James to be an accomplice in future crimes?

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Former Indians DH Travis Hafner. Plus the Tigers get busy at the trade deadline.

The Detroit Tigers made some massive moves before the deadline, trading Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros and Justin Upton to the Los Angeles Angels. David Aardsma and James the Greek break down these moves and discuss how they could impact the American League pennant race.

 
Later the welcome former Indians DH and member of the Bullpen with DA fantasy Football league, Travis Hafner. Travis talks about growing up in a small town, playing with some of the best players of his generation and how he started playing fantasy football league.
 
Plus, is the outfield shift going away? DA thinks this is just the beginning!
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Tommy John joins the show plus DA’s thoughts on the big Yankees v Tigers brawl

This week James and DA talk about the epic brawl between the Yankees and Tigers. Who was to blame for the fight? Were some of the suspensions warranted?

Later on James asks DA how MLB players stay motivated during the dog days of August if they know their team isnt going anywhere? How important is leadership if you know you aren't going to the postseason? DA shares a story about a player who was viewes as leader but didn't know how to do the job.

In this week's interview DA and James welcome the great Tommy John to the show. Tommy discusses TJ surgery, underwear, George Steinbrenner and why he's not in the Hall of Fame. This one is a must listen.

Finally, James lays down a challenge to the man he believes is the Devil, Lenny Dykstra. The Greek gives Lenny an open invite to join the show for a "chat."

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Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly and lots of Giancarlo Stanton talk.

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is crushing HR's but will he reach the magical number of 61? Will he be a Marlin in 2018? What's the real HR record 61 or 73? David Aardsma and James the Greek go back and forth on all of these questions.

Later, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly joins the show. The guys get his take on the drama with David Price, who the leaders in that Boston clubhouse are and whether or not the Sox are getting the respect they deserve.

Finally, Is the NFLPA listening to The Bullpen with DA? James certainly thinks so. 

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Are you smarter than a reliever and the truth about the HR Derby jinx

This week DA and James discuss the jerseys for players weekend. Are some of the names too bland? Will anyone shell out the money to buy jerseys that are only worn once? What would DA put on the back of his jersey if he were a part of the festivities?

Then the guys play a very special edition of "Are You Smarter Than a Reliever" with DA's good friend, former first round pick, Jason Bulger!

Later the guys discuss the dreaded HR Derby jinx? Is there anything to it or is it a myth?

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Dodgers 3B Justin Turner and why the Red Sox need to trade David Price ASAP

David Aardsma welcomes his former teammate, Dodgers All Star, Justin Turner to the show. JT talks about his first All Star game experience, the Dodgers expectations this season, the evolution of his game and a whole lot more. 

The guys also discuss why the Astros really screwed up at the trade deadline and why it's ok the Milwaukee Brewers didn't go for broke by making a big acquisition.

Later, James and DA talk about why SP David Price needs to get traded immediately.

Plus, the Greek talks about his dream reality show!

 

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Baseball Hall of Fame talk plus the art of the trade with former GM Ned Colletti

The class of 2017 has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hear DA's thoughts on the careers of Pudge, Bagwell and the Rock.

Later, the guys discuss the art of the trade with former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. Ned gives us insight into how a trade is consummated and then evaluates a couple of trades James and DA bring to the table.

The guys also discuss a recent article about recreational drugs in baseball and how many players DA thinks are actually using drugs in today's game. 

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