This week DA and James the Greek deliver a little bit of everything. They discuss Felix Hernandez being robbed and why the media went crazy because of one particular item stolen from him. Then they play "Are You Smarter than a Reliever" with a loyal listener of the show. Later, they chat with one of the greatest pitching coaches of all time, Leo Mazzone. Leo discusses organization philosphies about pitching, why the radar gun shoud be outlawed in youth sports, which pitchers he enjoys watching the most and a whole lot more. Plus, DA announces a very special contest for the listeners.
The Hall of Fame results are in and there are three new members of the most exclusive club in all of sports. Jeff Bagwell, Pudge Rodriguez and Tim Raines are all headed to Cooperstown. David Aardsma and James the Greek break down the results and discuss who will get the call next year. This week's guest Curt Schilling was on the ballot but received less votes than he had last year. Curt discusses the results and whether or not he cares about the HOF. Schilling is known for being outspoken and this interview is no different. Plus, DA and James talk about the conracts of newly signed outfielders Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo. This show is a must listen.
This week DA and James the Greek talk with the newest member of the Reds, RP Drew Storen. Drew talks about his time with the Washington Nationals, why he's excited to be in Cincinnati and a whole lot more. David and James also talk about the latest Hall of Fame voting debacle, why Nationals OF Bryce Harper has been a massive disappointment and who will be the first $400 million player in MLB.
DA and James start the show discussing whether or not Angels OF Mike Trout can legally opt out of his contract early and how that might change the state of baseball in California. Then they talk with former reliever and current SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa. They discuss the season outlook for the NY Mets and Nelson's charitable efforts. And of course, another edition of "Jackass of the Week." Plus, James and DA have a friendly challenge for the great comedian Michael Rapaport.
This week DA and the Greek talk to the face of the Tampa Bay Rays, Evan Longoria. Evan talks about his road to the majors, his contracts and whether or not he wants to remain with the Rays for the duration of his career. Later, the guys bulid their ultimate baseball teams. Who do you think would win between these two fictitious teams? And of course, another edition of "Jackass of the Week."
The Hawk, Latroy Hawkins, returns to the show and shares great stories about dressing up for rookie "hazing," why he's not a fan of Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig and what his first year was like as a member of the media. Hawk is always candid and is a must listen. DA and the Greek discuss Edwin Encarnacion's contract with his new team, the Cleveland Indians and how it will impact the rest of the free agent power hitters on the market. In addition, you'll hear the guys' thoughts on the Pittsburgh Pirates pursuit of Jose Quintana. And of course, no show would be complete without "Jackass of the Week."
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This week the guys welcome new San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon. Mark discusses his career and why he chose to take his talents to San Fran. DA and the Greek also discuss whether or not players who are suspected of a crime should be suspended if they haven't been found guilty by a court of law, why MLB has stopped rookie "hazing" and break down the deals made by the L.A. Dodgers. And since its the holidays, James wrote a Christmas poem.
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Aroldis Chapman and Mark Melancon just signed huge free agent deals but are they getting paid too much? Can Chris Sale keep his head on straight in Boston? DA and James the Greek react to all the big free agent signings and trades that happened during the winter meetings. Plus, DA turns the tables and tries to get some revenge on James with an impromptu game of "Are You Smarter Than a Co-host."
The CBA is done and all is right in the baseball world. David has been part of collective bargaining negotiations in the past and he gives his opinion on the current incarnation of the CBA. Then the guys fill out their HOF ballots before they talk to Hall of Fame hopeful Tim Raines. Rock tells the guys why he belongs to be inducted in 2017 and how the game has changed since he retired. All that plus James the Greek's reaction to the Mets re-signing Yoenis Cespedes.
In October, Braves LHP Matt Marksberry suffered a seizure and was in a coma now he's back to training. He joins DA and the Greek to share his story. Plus is MLB headed towards a lockout? David and James certainly hope not. DA has been on the negotiating committee. Get his thoughts on how the CBA will play out.