The Bullpen with DA

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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."


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. 


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?


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!



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. 


Indians talk with Jensen Lewis and MLB trade speculation.

DA welcomes his friend and former workout partner Jensen Lewis to the show. The former reliever and Emmy award winning broadcaster discusses all things Indians. Will the tribe make a trade to help them get back to the World Series? 

James and DA also discuss the trades made last week and some that could be happening soon.


The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 52: The one year anniversary spectacular with LaTroy Hawkins and John Hansen

One full year of shows are in the books. James and DA decide to bring on two of our favorite guests, LaTroy Hawkins and fantasyguru's John Hansen for some great baseball talk and a bit of hilarity.

The boys also discuss whether or not Aaron Judge is really the face of baseball, the Jose Quintana trade and much more.

Plus David and James look back on some of the predictions they made before the season and evaluate their prognosticating skills. 


The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 51: John Wetteland

DA welcomes his good friend and former pitching coach John Wetteland to the show. John talks about being a former major league closer, mentoring the great Mariano Rivera and shares stories from the bullpen.

David and James also discuss the MLB all star selections, the controversy surrounding Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen and whether or not Logan Morrison has a legitimate gripe about not being asked to participate in the homerun derby.

Later they discuss umpire Angel Hernandez' lawsuit against MLB. DA explains why he is not a fan of Angel Hernandez and whether or not there is any merit to the lawsuit. 


The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 50: WFAN reporter Sweeny Murti

This week David catches up with one of the finest reporters in the business, WFAN's Sweeny Murti. Sweeny talks about the newest member of the Yankees, Clint Frazier, the mood in the locker room and a whole lot more.

The guys also discuss:

The situation with Cubs catcher Miguel Montero and what it means to be a good teammate.

David Price v Dennis Eckersley

The trade market and more.




The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 49: 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau

This week Aardsma talks with 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau. Justin shares his thoughts on Joe Mauer, Ron Gardenhire, his former adversary Mark Buehrle and a whole lot more.

The guys also discuss Kyle Schwarber and whether or not the Cubs should trade him. What kind of player would the Cubs need to get in order to let go of the young slugger.

Why the Dodgers built their team correctly and of course, "Jackass of the Week!"