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On this week’s podcast, Bob and Andy talk about Rob Refsnyder having the worst 25th birthday ever and the cost-benefit analysis of positional flexibility on the diamond. Andy then discusses the Pirates’ lineup construction and Andrew McCutchen‘s knee, relievers throwing more than one inning in Pittsburgh, the continued excellent performance of Juan Nicasio in Bradenton, the relatively short injury reports out of camp, and he finishes his segment by analyzing the most horrible food concept he has ever heard of: the Cracker Jack Dog. Bob then talks about safety updates at Progressive Field (it’s still The Jake) before he discusses Forbes releasing their annual franchise values. He takes a look at how Cleveland’s outfield situation is working itself out with Tyler Naquin earning a spot on the roster, Michael Brantley‘s Opening Day status in question, and Joey Butler getting optioned to Triple-A, before he finishes by analyzing the Tribe’s bullpen construction.
On this week’s Tri-State at the Plate, Andy and Bob discuss some pretty hot takes about Adam LaRoche‘s retirement. The duo then discuss the value of hitting Andrew McCutchen second in the Pirates’ lineup, Cutch’s bum knee that should be on the mend, righty Juan Nicasio‘s amazing spring line, and they finish with an update on the triage of Jung-ho Kang and super-prospect Austin Meadows. Bob then talks Tribe baseball including, but not limited to: Cleveland sending home players from camp, Trevor Bauer‘s pitching strengths and woes, Francisco Lindor going batty for bunts, and the ever-evolving outfield situation in Cleveland.
On this week’s podcast, Andy and Bob discuss Goose Gossage shaking his fist angrily at younger people in baseball. Bob then discusses the Indians’ spring so far, including, but not limited to: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s attempt to purchase the Cleveland Indians, Michael Brantley taking BP, Corey Kluber starting on Opening Day, Tyler Naquin‘s outfield prowess, Danny Salazar‘s split-change, and Carlos Santana leading off. Andy then talks at length about new Pirates third baseman David Freese, Gerrit Cole‘s contract and future in Pittsburgh, Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon’s spring starts, and Stargell’s Stars possibly returning to Pittsburgh.