Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Disrespect Shown Towards Alvin Kamara

Along with the typical amazing fantasy baseball insight, this week Ian and Eric and a whole ton of fantasy football draft advice, including some serious disrespect/shade shown towards Alvin Kamara (and a few others).

Super Secret Special Surprise Episode

The newest episode of Slump or Dump is a crazy one! What starts as a typical episode of Slump or Dump erupts into a wild trade deadline discussion with a shocking finish that surprised even our hosts! You do not want to miss this.

Rougned Odor Providing All the Fantasy Punch You Need!

Ian and Eric discuss Ian's inherent Rougned Odor bias, their favorite streaming pitcher options for the week and their weekly risers and sleepers. They also continue to discuss Joey Gallo and his march to 50 home runs.

All Star Game and Random Name Generators

Joe and James open up the show by answering a listener question about Christian Hackenberg (1:41 - 5:00). They then hand out the Trevor Bauer Hot Take of the Week award (5:00 - 8:31). James introduces a new game called "Kansas City Royal or Randomly Generated Name?" (8:31 - 12:24). James wants Manny Machado while Joe wants to keep Miguel Andujar (12:24 - 19:53). James's dad joins this show for this week's history lesson (19:53 - 21:14). The guys wrap up the show by talking about the All tar game and home run derby (21:14 - 26:25) and rounding out their All Star teams of players traded at the deadline (26:25 - 41:10).

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

Combimetrics: Analyzing the Royal lie through MSV.

Kansas City Royals
Brian Draus uses his Magnum Start Value theory to show that the 2014 Kansas City Royals had a much better starting rotation than people think.

Major League Baseball first round mock draft

MLB Draft
The MLB Draft will take place June 4-6, with the Detroit Tigers making the first overall pick. Take a look at Armchair MLB's mock draft before the first round airs on MLB Network on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. EST.

The struggles of small market teams in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball
Market size impacts every major sport, however Major League Baseball's absence of a hard salary cap makes it especially difficult for small market teams to reach the success of baseball's royalty.

Examining Major League Baseball’s youth movement: AL Central

Major League Baseball
The future of Major League Baseball is in good hands with these players rising through the ranks. Here's a look at the biggest young talent in the American League Central.

Examining the importance of first pitch strikes

Getting out to an early lead in the count with first pitch strikes is crucial to the success of a pitcher. On the surface, it is clear due to the importance of being ahead in the count. Now, we examine how first pitch strikes may affect deeper stats such as FIP and K%.
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