Monday, September 23, 2019

Rembering “Doctober”, Roy Halladay Becomes a First Ballot Hall of Famer

The announcement of Roy Halladay being elected into the Hall of Fame came as no surprise to most fans, but better yet served as a fitting salute to the ace taken from this world too soon.

Mike Scioscia would be an interesting fit with the Toronto Blue Jays

Mike Scioscia
Mike Scioscia could be the manager to guide a young Toronto Blue Jays squad through a new era.

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.

Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Loup: An undervalued free agent to be

Aaron Loup
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup will be available at this year's trade deadline. Would the New York Yankees be interested?

Corey Kluber was Traded for Ryan Ludwick

Joe and James open up the show by talking about the new Spurtability store *see link below* (1:47 - 5:57). They then jump into their Trevor Bauer Hot Take of the Week (5:57 - 7:57). Long time listener, first time caller Richie sends in a Yankees question for the guys (7:57 - 11:42). Before taking a break, James and Joe discuss the return of Shohei Ohtani (11:42 - 15:48). James's dad joins the show for his history lesson of the week (15:48 - 17:22). The guys then talk about the flaws (or lack thereof) of the MLB All-Star game (17:22 - 24:29). The show wraps up with the guys selecting their All-Star team of players traded at deadlines past (24:29 - 39:37). Spurtability Store Link: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/spurtability-podcast Joe's Twitter Handle: @joeylozito James's Twitter Handle: @jamescreange

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.

Listener Questions and Shohei Ohtani

Joe and James start off the show with their Trevor Bauer Hot Take of the Week (00:31 - 08:05). They then answer some listener submitted questions (08:05 - 20:27). James's dad joins the show to give his history lesson of the week as well as give himself a birthday shoutout (20:27 - 22:48). Joe and James come back with a short Shohei Ohtani segment (22:48 - 27:56) before wrapping up the show by revisiting some of Joe's award nominations from the first episode (27:56 - 36:47).

ASU After the Draft: Five Sun Devils and two signees selected for the Major Leagues (Plus, the best name in baseball)

Arizona State Baseball sees five roster players selected in the 2018 MLB Draft and two signees selected. ASU's highest selection went to junior Gage Canning in the fifth round.
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