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!"
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?
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!
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."
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.