Friday, June 5, 2020

Fierce National League race rounding third and heading for home

National League
As we have finally entered the final month of regular season baseball, the National League postseason races are more heated than ever.

Joe Hates the Cardinals + Top 5 Moments in Braves History with Chris Phillips

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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).

The Phillies are Fun + AL and NL West Playoff Talk

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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.

MLB Trade Deadline + Guest Host: Steven Creange

Joe was tied up with the Jets this week, so James was joined on the show by his dad and the Spurtability historian: Steven Creange (1:58 - 3:05). James introduces and gives out the inaugural Josh Hader/Sean Newcomb/Trea Turner Tweet of the Week award (3:05 - 7:32). The guys then dig deep into the MLB trade deadline and look at some of the best and worst trades (7:32 - 21:33). This leads into Roberto Osuna talk (21:33 - 27:53). They wrap up the show with some listener questions for James's dad (27:53 - 36:00). Spurtability store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/spurtability-podcast Joe's Twitter: @joeylozito James's Twitter: @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.

Philadelphia Phillies RHP Zach Eflin is the best pitcher you haven’t watched

Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies have one of the best pitchers in baseball on their roster. No, it's not Jake Arrieta. Ever heard of Zach Eflin?

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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