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Sal once again ordered the Jake Paul fight and once again is left somewhat disappointed; while Dave refuses to acknowledge the fight. Notre Dame legend and college football analyst Brady Quinn joins the show and wonders if Sal has any relation to his favorite pizza place. Brady discusses his excitement over the Notre Dame/Florida State opener and explains to Dave why Notre Dame doesn't need to join a conference even with the expanded playoff format. A blushing Eddie Spaghetti tells Brady how much he's meant to him then tells Brady about the time he was with the Browns and threw him the beanie he was wearing at Giants Stadium. Brady then gives his prediction for the National Championship in college football and why we might have a rematch of last season. Plus, Brady gives his thoughts on NFL topics including Urban Meyer/Jaguars, not betting against Baker Mayfield and the Browns and how the Deshaun Watson to the Dolphins rumors get started. Finally, Brady talks about the Bush Push and how Notre Dame would have fared against Texas plus playing with two-sport star Jeff Samardzija. Then Sal and Dave discuss the Baltimore Ravens decision to play J.K. Dobbins in a meaningless pre-season game, will Dak be ready week 1 for Tampa Bay plus some QB/WR FanDuel parlays. Also, Dave gives his thoughts on the perfect names for hurricanes. Shek announces another person safe from being kicked out in their fantasy league and Sal gives Babyface producer Joel grief about missing the Extra Points draft. Finally, Sal addresses Javier Baez giving the thumbs-down to Mets fans and doesn't hold back.
Things changing at college football games and what really matters. Dan brings up the point that Brian Kelly is what Charlie Weis was supposed to be almost 15 years ago at Notre Dame. Ingram Smith of The Nolecast joins to talk some Florida State Seminoles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Cubs finally made a significant offseason addition by signing outfielder Joc Pederson. According to David Kaplan, the Ricketts family expanded the Cubs' 2021 budget enough for Jed Hoyer to make the move. They're also looking to bring in more pitching and are scouting Jake Arrieta and Jeff Samardzija. Are the Cubs officially announcing they are going for the division? Can they win the division with their current roster? David Kaplan, Maddie Lee, Tim Stebbins, and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the signing and what it does for the Cubs, and which free agent pitcher should the Cubs sign?(1:40) - Is Joc Pederson an upgrade over Kyle Schwarber?(5:34) - Did the Cubs get another Schwarber in Pederson?(10:10) - Jed Hoyer has scouts looking at Jake Arrieta, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Rodón.(14:20) - Should the Cubs sign more than one of the pitchers they're looking at?(18:05) - Is Arrieta healthy enough to be a starter still?
Dan Bernstein and Lelia Rahimi were joined by Laurence Holmes for transition, where they reacted to the Cubs adding outfielder Joc Pederson on a one-year deal. Why didn't the White Sox sign Pederson instead? They also discussed the Cubs looking at right-hander Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jake Arrieta on the veteran pitching market. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Filling in for Joe Ostrowski, Chris Rongey opened his show by reacting to Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson requesting a trade out of Houston. What does it mean for the Bears? Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus then joined the show to discuss the latest Watson trade rumors, the Bears' future salary cap outlook and the NFL coaching carousel. Later, Rongey discussed the news that the Cubs will watch veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija throw in a workout soon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' much-needed win over the Angels on Tuesday afternoon. Coming into this game, the Giants had lost their last three games in which they had a 9th-inning lead. They blew a five-run 9th-inning lead on Friday, a three-run 9th-inning lead on Saturday, and a one-run 9th-inning lead on Monday. So the Giants hoped for a nice, easy win on Tuesday, and that's exactly what they got. Mike Yastrzemski hit a leadoff home run and made a game-altering catch that saved two runs. He's looked like a National League MVP frontrunner all season. He may not have the star power to hold off the likes of Fernando Tatis Jr. or Mookie Betts, but Yaz's MVP-like season should be recognized. He enters Monday leading the majors in FanGraphs WAR. Trevor Cahill started the game for the Giants. It was Cahill's second appearance with the Giants. His first start came on the road against the Astros, and he pitched okay but struggled with command and walked four in two innings. This time around, Cahill was sharp. He went four strong innings, allowing just one run and striking out four. Cahill joins a Giants rotation that is surprisingly decent. Kevin Gausman, Johnny Cueto, Logan Webb, Tyler Anderson, and Cahill give the Giants a chance every night. Drew Smyly should help, too, whenever he's able to come back from his index finger strain. The only Giants starter who has struggled mightily is Jeff Samardzija, who's on the IL with a shoulder injury. Giants veterans helped fuel the offense in this 8-2 win. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer on a neck-high fastball, Brandon Crawford pitched in with a couple of doubles, and Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria also got in on the action. The Giants led 8-1 going into the bottom of the 9th, which still didn't feel totally comfortable given how their last three 9th-inning leads had gone. Shaun Anderson was brought in after Caleb Baragar, Sam Selman, Wandy Peralta, and Jarlin Garicia pitched clean innings in support of Cahill. Anderson, however, threw two pitches near the head of Mike Trout. It was immediately questioned whether the throws were on purpose, after Longoria was drilled in the back by a fastball earlier in the game. If intentional, Anderson should be punished and reprimanded. However, it's entirely possible that the up-and-in pitches were unintentional. Manager Gabe Kapler said after the game, "We don't throw at people. It's not who we are." Anderson ended up walking Trout and allowing a run, but ultimately he got the final three outs of the game. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers listeners' questions about the San Francisco Giants. The first question asked and answered is about Joey Bart, and why he hasn't been called up by Farhan Zaidi and the Giants. Ben discusses Zaidi's recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea, in which Zaidi stated plainly that they do not think Bart is ready for the major leagues. When Zaidi was with the Dodgers, they were extremely deliberate with when they promoted prospects like Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger. Both, notably, had much more upper minors experience than Bart, who has just 80-something plate appearances above A-ball. Also discussed is a question about who the most likely Giants are to be dealt at this year's trading deadline, and Donovan Solano's trade value. Ben answers that veterans on one-year deals, such as Kevin Gausman and Drew Smyly, are the most likely to be traded by Aug. 31. Jeff Samardzija, whose contract expires after this season as well, is another candidate, although he'll have to prove he can be healthy and effective if any teams are going to be interested. In terms of Solano's trade value, Ben notes that the 32-year-old who's under team control through 2021 does have some trade value, but teams are unlikely to give up a premium return for an overperforming veteran with a track record of mediocrity. Other topics discussed include the Giants' questionable defensive lineups at times, like Steven Duggar in a corner with Mike Yastrzemski in center, and whether Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford will make it through the life of their contracts, which expire after the 2021 season. cbdMD Our friends at cbdMD have an amazing duo that can help you relax, regroup, and recharge when life gets chaotic. And to make it even easier cbdMD is offering all our listeners 25% OFF your next order when you use the promo code LOCKED ON MLB at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' 5-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday in Houston, and discusses the team's performance to date as we reach the shortened season's 1/3 mark. Trevor Cahill made his Giants debut and his stuff was good, but he struggled with command in the second inning in which he walked three and threw a lot of pitches. It became a bullpen game, and Dereck Rodriguez made his season debut and pitched decently as well. His velocity was up from where it's been the last couple of years, but he still sat in the low-90s, which is only average. Lefty Caleb Baragar allowed four consecutive singles in the fourth inning, including a three-run home run by Martin Maldonado. Baragar's numbers on the season have been awful, and really the bullpen as a whole has been awful. Ben discusses all aspects of the Giants on today's show. Mike Yastrzemski, Donovan Solano, and Austin Slater have been huge bright spots, and several players like Wilmer Flores, Alex Dickerson, Darin Ruf, Chadwick Tromp, and Tyler Heineman have been decent, but the Giants have gotten poor production out of several younger players and multiple veterans. Mauricio Dubón, Jaylin Davis, Joe McCarthy, and Steven Duggar have done little to nothing. Veterans Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Pablo Sandoval, and Hunter Pence have been well below replacement level on the whole. At some point, the Giants will need to move on from their struggling veterans. Longoria's defense has been an asset, but Crawford's has continued to deteriorate as he moves late into his career. Crawford does not have an extra-base hit this season. The starting pitching has been decent. Johnny Cueto, Kevin Gausman, Logan Webb, Drew Smyly, and Trevor Cahill could form a solid starting five. Jeff Samardzija is dealing with a shoulder injury and is results were terrible when he pitched this year. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. cbdMD Our friends at cbdMD have an amazing duo that can help you relax, regroup, and recharge when life gets chaotic. And to make it even easier cbdMD is offering all our listeners 25% OFF your next order when you use the promo code LOCKED ON MLB at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's Locked On Giants Podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' series win against the Texas Rangers over the weekend. The Giants pounded the Rangers on Friday with their right-handed lineup. Donovan Solano continued to stay hot, and Wilmer Flores hit a big three-run home run with two outs. Logan Webb had a bit of a shaky start, but the bullpen was almost perfect the rest of the way and the Giants won 9-2. On Saturday, the Giants got a great start out of Drew Smyly, and the offense carried the load once again. The Giants drew 11 walks in this game, and came through with some big hits in key situations. Smyly had to leave the game in the 5th inning even though he was pitching well. He had struck out seven Rangers in four innings, but exited the game because of an index finger sprain on his pitching hand. On Sunday, Jeff Samardzija got the start and got hit hard. His fastball velocity was down again, and he continued a troubling trend of not striking anybody out. On the season he has as many strikeouts (2) as home runs allowed. Samardzija became the first Giants starter to pitch at least five innings, but that accomplishment didn't mean great results. The Giants fell behind 5-1, but managed to come back in the 6th and 7th. Even Longoria hit a long home run to lead off the 7th, then Chadwick Tromp hit his first career homer, a two-run shot that tied the game. In the bottom of the 7th Andrew Triggs, called up after Smyly was placed on the 10-day injured list, couldn't find the strike zone. He threw just two strikes as he walked the bases loaded. Tyler Anderson came in to face a couple of lefties and ended up serving up a three-run homer to Joey Gallo after a run had already scored. The Rangers took a 9-5 lead that would be the final score. Also discussed today was the Giants' trade of Billy Hamilton to the New York Mets for right-handed pitching prospect Jordan Humphreys. Humphreys was designated for assignment by the Mets a few days prior to the trade. On the surface, it looks like another solid trade for Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, who turned a one-year minor league signing who wasn't even on the team into a decent prospect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about last night's 5-3 loss against the Padres. After there was some controversy about why Jeff Samardzija didn't appear in the opening series against the Dodgers, he finally made his season debut last night and it was easy to see why the Giants held him back. From the very first pitch, Samardzija lacked stuff and command, and eventually the Padres got the best of him. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a three-run, opposite-field home run early in the game, and it prompted many to wonder whether Oracle Park is playing differently because the Giants have closed off the openings in the right field wall to prevent fans from gathering on the boardwalk in right to catch a glimpse of the game. Shortly afterward Wil Myers, who has played extremely well at Oracle Park in his Padres career, launched an impressive two-run homer to center field against Samardzija, which gave the Padres a lead they would not relinquish. The Giants got an impressive three-inning relief appearance from Conner Menez, who retired every batter he faced, but the could not capitalize on some late rallies. Former Giant Drew Pomeranz shut the door in the 9th for the Padres. Ben discusses the fact that the Giants could call up Joey Bart today, but that remains unlikely for a number of reasons. Among them is the fact that Tyler Heineman has been one of the Giants' lone offensive bright spots, so production at the catcher positions has not been one of the Giants' many early season issues. Also, catcher Chadwick Tromp was called up yesterday and the Giants would like to see what they have in the 24-year-old Arubian. He'll likely play mostly in a platoon with Heineman for the time being, but it's worth monitoring the organization's position on the readiness of Bart, who's arguably their best prospect. cbdMD Our friends at cbdMD have an amazing duo that can help you relax, regroup, and recharge when life gets chaotic. And to make it even easier cbdMD is offering all our listeners 25% OFF your next order when you use the promo code LOCKED ON MLB at checkout. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's Locked On Giants Podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from fans on Twitter. Among the questions answered, Ben talks about when the Giants may (or may not) call up top prospect Joey Bart. The team must wait until July 29 if they want to ensure that Bart won't gain a full year of service time in 2020, which could allow him to reach free agency after the 2025 season as opposed to the 2026 season. However, even if the Giants call up Bart on July 29 or later, if the 2020 season ends up getting cancelled afterwards, it is possible that Bart would be granted a year of service time anyway. Another question asked and answered is about Jeff Samardzija. While his ERA was good in 2019, his peripheral numbers suggest that massive regression could be coming, and this could be an issue as "The Shark" hopes to work as a traditional starter who pitches deep into games. This could cause conflict with new manager Gabe Kapler, who probably won't let a struggling starter eat innings that could be more effectively managed with relief pitcher alternatives. Kapler has expressed a willingness to respect his players' wishes, while balancing an analytical approach. It will be fascinating to watch how it plays out in Samardzija's case. Ben also answers a question about what the Giants are likely to do at this year's trading deadline, which is August 31. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi was extremely active at last year's deadline, and fans should expect the same in 2020, assuming the season is still being played. The Giants could have desirable trade pieces in Kevin Gausman and Drew Smyly, in addition to under-the-radar, controllable bullpen arms like Trevor Gott and Tyler Rogers. As Ben explains, bullpen pieces on a retooling team are non-essential, and if those players can be flipped for starting caliber position players or starting pitchers, that may benefit the Giants in the long run. In essence, bullpen arms can help contending teams win in the postseason, but they don't necessarily lead teams to the postseason. Also discussed is the bullpen hierarchy. Although many annointed Tony Watson the heir apparent to Will Smith when he departed in free agency, the Giants may have more talented relievers in Trevor Gott and Tyler Rogers. Rogers's 2019 season was spectacular, and he was looking sharp again in spring training and summer camp. He "opened" a game against the Oakland A's on Tuesday, and it's possible he could do the same on occasion during the regular season. The Giants are likely to go with a bullpen by committee approach at least to start the year, as they don't necessarily have a bunch of established guys in the 'pen. However, that doesn't mean they can't match up and make things difficult on their opponents. cbdMD Our friends at cbdMD have an amazing duo that can help you relax, regroup, and recharge when life gets chaotic. And to make it even easier cbdMD is offering all our listeners 25% OFF your next order when you use the promo code LOCKED ON MLB at checkout. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's episode of the Locked On Giants podcast, Ben Kaspick covers all the latest happening with the San Francisco Giants. Their workouts on Tuesday were cancelled due to delays with Covid-19 tests that were administered on Saturday. Thankfully, they received their test results in time to hold Wednesday workouts, and all tests came back negative, another huge plus. Marco Luciano hit a mammoth home run in a sim game that the Giants posted on social media, reminding fans of his huge 40-home run potential. Luciano is just one of several top Giants prospects in camp. Ben also discusses injuries to Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence, continued Yasiel Puig rumors, Tyler Anderson as a breakout candidate, Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner as bust candidates, and the release of the 2021 schedule. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In an NCAA tournament-style bracket, the Cubs Talk pod crew of Jeff Nelson, Nate Poppen, and Tim Stebbins discuss and rank the best Cubs pitchers in the last 20 years. How would you rank them and who would you take at the end?(2:00) - Which pitcher gets to be the number 1 seed in the tournament?(7:40) - Ryan Dempster vs Jeff Samardzija(15:25) - Kerry Wood vs Greg Maddux(21:50) - Jake Arrieta vs Matt Clement(28:35) - Jon Lester vs Mark Prior(32:54) - Championship Round
Andrew Smith and Alex Herrmann of Notre Dame Our Blogger join for a rewatch of the 2005 regular season finale, where Brady Quinn, Jeff Samardzija and Darius Walker attempted to avoid an upset and clinch a BCS bid in Charlie Weis's first season. Note: When discussing his tough second half, we neglect to mention that D.J. Fitzpatrick was banged up after a roughing the punter the prior week. Important context! Full game on YouTube. Box score.
In Episode 3 of Splash Considerations, Justice recaps the first several games of Spring Training (1:01) and several major news items from the past week, including "Mason Saunders" (8:30) and Heliot Ramos and Pablo Sandoval's respective health updates (13:21). Then, Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) joins the show and discusses several Spring Training topics, including his initial impressions of Gabe Kapler and Jeff Samardzija trade rumors. Follow Justice on Twitter @justdelossantosInstrumental by Eryn Tolentino (@erynjt_)Artwork by Anthony Ananian (@anthonycartoons)
Rundown0:54 Updates on Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija and Griffin Canning3:24 A Kris Bryant Debate10:09 Bold Predictions for Yoán Moncada, Tyler O'Neill and Corey KluberFeatured Read: '2020 fantasy baseball bold predictions: Dinelson Lamet, Tyler O'Neill and more' by The Athletic Fantasy Staff Follow Al on Twitter: @almelchiorBBFollow Michael on Twitter: @MBeller Save 40% off your first-year subscription by visiting: theathletic.com/baseballin15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Zack sits down with Justin Mason (@justinmasonfwfb) of Fangraphs, The Sleeper and the Bust, and the TGFBI Check out his work at Friends with Fantasy Benefits: @FantasyBenefits and friendswithfantasybenefits.com TGFBI: @TGFBI and TGFBI.com Draft Guide: on Amazon "The Fantasy Benefit" "Justin Mason" or "Friends with Fantasy Benefits" - strategy guides - ranks - ATC projections by Ariel Cohen - team prospect previews and team previews or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF copy for $7.00 We talk BARF League, TGBI, a new TGFBI leaderboard, deep sleepers, handling the first FAAB run, strategy of boring rosters vs. upside, lessons learned from last TGFBI We talk hoow draft strategy differs in waiver leagues vs. Draft Champions and drafting in January vs. March. Zack and Justin put their avitar where their mouths are and lay down a big bet that involves Alex Cobb and Jeff Samardzija. 100% Fantasy Baseball!
The Giants signed Trevor Cahill to a minor league deal, and Jeff Samardzija expressed support for his new manager. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chicago Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney joined Lin Brehmer & Marty Lennartz at the 2020 Cubs Convention to talk about the Marquee Network and share stories of his many years behind the scenes with the Cubs, including one time when Jeff Samardzija was nearly killed by Blue Man Group.
Jeff Samardzija had an impressive bounceback season in 2019, but there were serious red flags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jeff Samardzija finished off a very strange season, and Tyler Rogers moved atop a very important list. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) talk all things Fantasy Baseball in Episode 145 of On The Corner. They discuss Nick's massive Starting Pitcher expected schedules edition of The List, outlining pitchers like Jordan Lyles, Steven Matz, and Matthew Boyd. Support Pitcher List on Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/join/PitcherList Timestamps: News n stuff (0:22) First Pitch Arizona (4:47) Called Strike Leaders (6:32) New List & Format (10:59) Nick Breaks down what goes behind the list (11:25) Caleb Smith (22:52) Walker Buehler (23:23) Luis Castillo (23:55) Aaron Nola (24:34) Alex forgets, then reads, the reviews (25:04) Back to Nola (26:03) Noah Syndergaard (27:04) Trevor Bauer & Matthew Boyd (28:44) Zac Gallen (32:24) Zack Wheeler(37:25) Cueto/Luzardo/Manaea (41:06) Anthony DeSclafani (42:20) Jordan Lyles (44:25) Chris Bassitt (44:55) Julio Teheran (45:35) Tanner Roark (47:39) John Means and Asher Wojciechowski (48:05) Ryan Yarbrough (49:40) Steven Matz (55:08) Cole Hamels (58:27) Max Fried (59:23) Jeff Samardzija (1:00:49) Dakota Hudson (1:01:17) Marco Gonzalez (1:03:20) Alex Young (1:04:34) Mike Montgomery (1:05:16) Framber Valdez (1:07:05) Logan Webb (1:07:51) CC Sabathia (1:09:45) Mitch Keller (1:11:42) Tony Gonsolin (1:15:43) Nathan Eovaldi (1:16:48) Joe Ross / Brock Burke / Jacob Waguespack (1:18:13) Ivan Nova (1:19:33) Jake Junis (1:20:08) Tim Melville (1:20:37) Homer Bailey (1:22:07)
The Giants were swept by the Cubs as Jeff Samardzija continued his strangely great season and Brandon Crawford continued to exhibit a troubling trend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's a mailbag episode as Brendan answers many of your listener questions, many of which are strategy based. First, however, we discuss some recent hot streak by Lucas Giolito, Jeff Samardzija, and others. We then go over the recent injury news and give a tip on something to monitor next week.
Episode 89 of the BatFlip Crazy fantasy baseball podcast is Episode 3 of the weekly Bubba & The BatFlip pod featuring yours truly and Bubba (@bdentrek on Twitter) from the Benched with Bubba Podcast. We’ll be recording a weekly podcast together every Monday focused on MLB news and notes, analysis of players on fantasy radars for good or bad reasons, and a review of popular FAAB pickups. Players and topics discussed (in order): Yankees injuries and subs (Encarnacion, Hicks, Urshela, Ford); Asdrubal Cabrera to the Nats; Howie Kendrick to the IL; Craig Kimbrel and Wilson Contreras to the IL, Cubs closer and catching situation; Byron Buxton and Michael Pineda to the IL, Smeltzer to the rotation, Cave and Arraez to benefit; Danny Salazar to the IL; Zack Davies to the IL and Jakob Faria called up; Yonny Chirinos to the IL; Kevin Gausman to the Reds; Isan Díaz called up to the Marlins; Ryan Stanek as possible Marlins closer; Robinson Cano to the IL; Angels lose three to the IL (Simmons, Canning, Peña), Patrick Sandoval great in debut, Luis Rengifo to benefit?; David Dahl injury fill-ins; Ryon Healy our for the year; Wade Davis our and Scott Oberg in as closer in Colorado; Hyun-Jin Ryu to the IL;m, Gonsolin to fill-in; Jon Berti; Khris Davis; Andrew Benintendi; Jeff Samardzija; James Paxton; Aaron Sanchez; Dustin May; Wade LeBlanc; and TGFBI FAAB review. Intro song from @kaylenprescott. You can follow me on Twitter @BatFlipCrazy.
Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) talk all things Fantasy Baseball in Episode 141 of On The Corner. They discuss Nick's weekly The List update, detailing the ranks of Reynaldo Lopez, Asher Wojciechowski, Tyler Beede, Merrill Kelly, and many others. Join our Discord! - https://www.patreon.com/join/PitcherList Timestamps: News n stuff (0:22) Trade Pieces (6:45) Where will...Matthew Boyd go (11:14) Mike Minor go (16:33) Trevor Bauer go (20:16) Marcus Stroman go (21:08) Madison Bumgarner go (25:35) Zack Wheeler go (26:46) Caleb Smith go (29:15) Zack Greinke go (29:32) Robbie Ray go (30:37) Derek Holland (30:56) What's the Deal (32:30) Tyler Beede (32:47) Matthew Boyd (36:23) Hyun Jin Ryu (39:47) Reynaldo Lopez (43:56) Asher Wojciechowski (45:08) Kevin Gausman (46:50) Jose Urquidy (49:05) Ryan Yarbrough (54:50) Alec Mills (55:17) Jake Junis (56:24) Dario Agrazal (56:55) Jeff Samardzija (58:04) Yu Darvish (1:02:20) Chris Archer (1:02:56) Merrill Kelly (1:04:12) Zach Plesac (1:06:50) Anthony DeSclafani (1:07:28) Jordan Lyles (1:09:04) Mike Soroka (1:09:46) Joey Lucchesi (1:10:28) Anibal Sanchez (1:10:45) Zach Eflin (1:11:15) Jordan Yamamoto (1:11:40)
Analyzing last night's 13-2 win over the Padres. Austin Slater was called up (and hit a triple and a HR), Dereck Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A, Jeff Samardzija went eight strong, and the offense stayed hot thanks to a newfound commitment to platoons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Analyzing Drew Pomeranz's second consecutive strong start, Mike Yastrzemski's game-saving catch on Saturday, and Madison Bumgarner's slipping trade value. Mark Melancon and Jeff Samardzija are also discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Giants went 3-3 since our last podcast, but after losing the first two in Miami, I think most Giants fans will be quite pleased with winning 3 of 4 since then. But, let's be honest: going 3-3 against two of the worst teams in the league is disappointing, but also a barometer of where this Giants team is amongst the 30 clubs. We talk about the great performances of Shaun Anderson, Tyler Beede, and Jeff Samardzija, Crawford's 2 homer game, two easy wins in Baltimore, scoring 5 in the first inning just to give up 6 to the Orioles in the bottom half of the first, we review May's atrocious stats (spoiler: the starting pitching stats are the worst in SF history for ANY month), we preview the MLB draft (Giants have the 10th overall pick), who's hot and not, and much more! Don't forget to check out our weekly "This Week in Giants History" at www.torturecast.com! @torturecast facebook.com/torturecast
Analyzing the offensive explosion in Baltimore, Shaun Anderson and Jeff Samardzija's strong starts, and who the Giants will take 10th overall as the MLB Draft gets underway tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Analyzing the Giants' 9-2 loss to the Braves. Jeff Samardzija struggled (but don't worry, the runs "didn't count"), Tyler Austin hit an opposite field homer, and Mac Williamson continued to scuffle. Madison Bumgarner's big start today is also discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breaking down the Giants' unbelievable comeback win against the Reds on Friday, as well as the other two weekend games in Cincinnati. There continue to be positive signs for Buster Posey and Steven Duggar, but the news is not so rosy for starting pitchers Dereck Rodriguez and Jeff Samardzija. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) talk all things Fantasy Baseball in Episode 129 of On The Corner. They discuss Nick's weekly The List update, detailing the ranks of Jose Quintana, Miles Mikolas, Marcus Stroman, Marco Gonzales, and many others. Join Our Discord! - https://www.patreon.com/join/PitcherList Timestamps: News n stuff (0:22) Cal Quantrill (10:09) What's the Deal, Nick?! (11:30) Luis Castillo (12:35) Aaron Nola (15:28) Walker Buehler (16:27) Tyler Glasnow (18:15) Domingo German (23:21) Eduardo Rodriguez (24:13) J.A. Happ (25:17) Marco Gonzales (27:40) Jose Quintana (34:02) Marcus Stroman (37:35) Jerad Eickhoff (45:02) Mike Minor (45:57) Reynaldo Lopez (46:25) Wade Miley (47:50) Miles Mikolas (48:17) Carlos Rodon (55:25) Derek Holland (55:49) Trevor Richards (56:05) Kevin Gausman (57:31) Joey Lucchesi (58:13) Michael Pineda (59:12) Yusei Kikuchi (1:01:35) Trevor Williams (1:02:26) Merrill Kelly (1:03:34) Jordan Lyles (1:03:39) Spencer Turnbull (1:04:38) Jeff Samardzija (1:08:56) Tyler Skaggs and the Candy Girls (1:09:51) Griffin Canning (1:10:10) Yonny Chirinos (1:11:06) Chris Bassitt (1:11:32) Trent Thornton (1:11:39) John Means (1:11:50)
Up in the sky! Right before the Blue Jays game, it's a podcast episode! Ryan Andrews hops on to talk about what the Blue Jays can do with multiple 40-man slots now that Matt Shoemaker is destined for the 60-day IL. They also mention the tough injury to Bo Bichette and whether or not Cavan Biggio should get one of those slots. The second half sees a notation of Kevin Pillar's return to Toronto and the Blue Jays' secret weapon against San Francisco starter Jeff Samardzija. Follow the podcast on Twitter @LockedOnJays and follow the host @NeoAC18! Subscribe on Himalaya, Google Play, Spotify, and iTunes! This episode is sponsored by The Jays From the Couch Guide to the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays, Himalaya and Blue Chew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breaking down Jeff Samardzija's stellar start, the continued offensive onslaught from Kevin Pillar, and the Giants' strong defense so far this season. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Henry Schulman talks to two Giants pitchers who have very different points of view on advanced pitching analytics. Reliever Ray Black is an evangelist for sophisticated tracking data. Starter Jeff Samardzija isn't hostile to data, but he says, "For me it's just kind of keeping it simple, stupid." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Tampa Bay Lightning put one of their most complete defensive efforts in and beat the Flames 6-3 in a battle of 2 of the best teams in hockey. Plus Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija doesn't like the Rays 'Opener' and criticizes the Rays pitchers for embracing it and we got a question from Malak asking who is the best athlete in Tampa Bay. Today's show is presented by Swimming with the Manatees at Book online at http://SwimmingWithTheManatees.com or call 352-777-1796! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With special guest, Ryan Leong (@ryanleong), Chad and Eric discuss the last two weeks of the Giants' season and realize, like even the Giants' brass, that this season will not end in the playoffs. At 65-67 and 8 games back with 30 games to play, the Giants probably just need to play the youngsters. Also, Buster Posey had hip surgery today and will miss the rest of the season and be out 6-8 months, hopefully ready in time for the 2019 season with more power to contribute from his legs. We also talk about the possibility of the ballpark being adjusted to lure future power hitter free agents, Derek Holland's racially insensitive appearance on national TV, a setback for Jeff Samardzija, the fight between the Dodgers and Giants, the excessive proclivity for the Giants' bullpen to fail and much, much more on episode 151 of the TortureCast! Ryan Leong been covering the Bay Area teams since 1998. Freelancing for major sports radio networks including ESPN and CBS Sports Radio, AP Radio and NBC News Radio. He has coverd all of the major events, including Super Bowls. Ryan Leong also sent 6 interviews recorded after yesterday's game against the Rangers. You'll find these at the end of the podcast: -Giants manager Bruce Bochy says he roots for Derek Holland because he's has been doing his best to bounce back from a bad 2017 season with the White Sox -Giants starting and winning pitcher Derek Holland says while he has shown improvement on the mound he wants to make it through the seventh inning -Giants center fielder Steven Duggar says he's doing anything he can in each game to help the team win -Rangers manager Jeff Banister says Yovani Gallardo made one bad pitch which was the two run triple hit by Steven Duggar -Rangers starting and losing pitcher Yovani Gallardo says he knew the pitcher was on deck but with the count 2-2 he wanted to get Steven Duggar out and it didn't happen -Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus says the offense struggled while in Oakland and it had a carryover effect into their series vs. Giants @torturecast @chadk21 @2outhits facebook.com/torturecast
Grant Brisbee of SB Nation and Giants Outsiders stops by to discuss what the Giants will do and should do before the deadline, Johnny Cueto's return, the surprising rookies, Jeff Samardzija's future, the American League, and more.
As the Giant sit and lick their wounds after Jeff Samardzija’s twenty-three pitch, one inning outing, we welcome back the original FTFBTF guest, The Godfather of this podcast, Dolph Shapiro. Dolph is a retired orthopedic surgeon, volunteer at-risk youth counselor, and Brooklyn Dodgers Fan turned San Francisco Giants follower. Support this podcast: https://ftfbtf.com/fanatics Podcast transcript: https://forthefansbythefans.com/san-francisco-giants-baseball-podcast/is-stratton-the-giants-best-pitcher-are-the-giants-buyers-or-sellers
Carl Dave and Ozzie split the show in half with White Sox taking the first half and the Cubs starting at 32:52 on the dot. Topics include: your weekly Moncada update, Lucas Giolito is no good (Carl) vs. Maybe He Isn't (Dave), How should Rick Hahn handle Avi Garcia?, Rick Hahn's Trade for Giolito and Lopez, Kris Bryant almost got murdered, The Cubs should retaliate (Carl) vs. No they shouldn't (Dave), Javy and Albert are killing it at the top of the order, Is Javy the new #2 prototype?, Carl defends several opinions, Jason Heyward is Good, a bunch of other stuff and then some time for Ozzie at the end.
To make sure you're ready for your drafts, we'll go through Average Draft Position with our thoughts on each of the first 10 rounds. But first we'll cover the major MLB news (4:35) including Jeff Samardzija's injury, noteworthy Spring Training performances and more ... How to draft in shallow leagues (16:32) and players we want more shares of (18:18) ... We're debuting the brand new Fantasy Baseball Syllable Game (24:40) before getting into ADP (26:26). Find out who is going too early and who is going too late. Plus, we announce the Podcast for the People League contestants (1:00:30)! ... Your emails at email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former Giants third base coach Tim Flannery discusses what he saw in the clubhouse during a week in spring training, the changes to the coaching staff, what this year will be like for Bruce Bochy, and more. Also, Alex and Ahmed discuss the roster cuts in the outfield and infield and wrap up spring training. Plus, a Jeff Samardzija update.
We start the show with big news as Ronald Acuna heads to the minors (1:30) and Justin Turner (5:50) will be out with a broken hand. When are we drafting these guys? Who replaces Turner for LAD? ... Looking at Heath's sleepers (13:10) including Jeff Samardzija and Taijuan Walker, breakouts (22:00) including a couple of young studs who are being drafted around 40th overall and busts (36:15) including Marcell Ozuna and two interesting 3B ... We evaluate a pitching staff of a H2H Categories league that has no proven ace but plenty of upside (42:35). Is it good enough to win a league? ... Your emails at firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before we get into average draft position, let's further discuss how SP strategy changes in different formats (2:00), specifically how to draft in H2H Categories leagues. Can you punt categories in that format? Can you punt in standard Roto leagues? ... Complete ADP review for the Top 50 SPs (10:30) with more coming on tomorrow's show. We spend a lot of time on the Round 7-8 SPs (29:30) like James Paxton, Aaron Nola, Shohei Ohtani and more ... Rounds 10 and later (45:00) in ADP give us intriguing bounceback players like Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto, a polarizing Jeff Samardzija, the huge potential of Lance McCullers and several other SPs with upside ... Email us at email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Bissell and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus are joined by 2016 NFBC Main Event champion Rob Silver to discuss their strategic approach to constructing a fantasy rotation (5:00), how the league-wide decline in starter workloads has reshaped the landscape (12:00) and break down the following starting pitchers in-depth: Stephen Strasburg and Carlos Carrasco (15:00), Madison Bumgarner (24:00), Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom (27:00), Zack Greinke (30:00), Shohei Ohtani (34:00), James Paxton (36:00), Chris Archer, Yu Darvish and Carlos Martinez (39:00), Robbie Ray (41:00), Aaron Nola and Masahiro Tanaka (44:30), Jeff Samardzija (50:00), Charlie Morton (51:30), Jameson Taillon versus Alex Wood (53:00), Luis Castillo (55:00), Luke Weaver (1:01:00), Garrett Richards (1:06:00), Aaron Sanchez (1:11:30), J.A. Happ (1:13:00), Dinelson Lamet (1:15:00), Cole Hamels (1:17:00), Michael Fulmer (1:18:00), Marco Estrada (1:20:00), Rick Porcello (1:23:00), Tyler Glasnow (1:29:00), Seth Lugo and Matt Harvey (1:34:00). Finally, they banter about the viability of eschewing risky, late-round starters in favor of high-volume, high-strikeout middle relief pitchers (1:37:00).Audio Intro: That Fleeting World, “The Alchemist”Audio Outro: Silent Partner, “Chances”
Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija reveals why he chose to honor Tyrone Willingham at the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards and tells stories about his time as a two-sport star at Notre Dame. Jeff also discusses the vibe around the team facility in Scottsdale after the Longoria and McCutchen deals, the age of the Giants, what they have to do in 2018, and how McCutchen makes such a big impact.
It's time to win a championship! We review the weekend standouts including Tim Anderson (5:50) and Matt Olson (8:13) and give you plenty of start/sit advice ... A look at the Most Added list plus changes to two-start SPs for Week 25 (12:20). Then we talk hitters as we look at the best from Week 24 (26:55) including Eddie Rosario and Jeimer Candelario, some steals sources (31:00) and tough calls for Week 25 (32:00) including Justin Bour, Joe Mauer and Carlos Gonzalez ... We spend the last half of the show on SPs (37:24), discussing James Paxton, Jeff Samardzija, Gerrit Cole and other questionable choices. We're also previewing today's games (47:40) and even Tuesday night's games at the very end of the show ... Your emails at firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices