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Bless You Boys Podcast 126: Starting pitcher bingo

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Big Al and HookSlide welcome another special guest - Jason Beck of MLB.com joins us for a discussion of the AL Central, the rash of Tigers' injuries and his love of obscure jerseys.

Bless You Boys Podcast 126 was recorded August 29, 2014, has a running time of 68 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.

Special guest: Jason Beck, Detroit Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. You can find the latest from Jason at the aptly named Beck's Blog, and follow him on Twitter at @BeckJason.

  • Beck interview: Jason tells us how working as a beat guy for MLB  is no different from any other writer, the differing, unfiltered views he can get from a player compared to the Tigers' organization (such as Jose Iglasias and Anibal Sanchez telling the media their seasons were over, the Tigers saying otherwise), when we could expect Joakim Soria to return, how Miguel Cabrera's ankle injury may have sapped his power, the rash of injuries the team has suffered in general, and we get his take on the AL Central race. We also learn more about Jason's love of obscure Tigers jerseys. 
  • Injuries: The Tigers have suffered a devastating string of injuries, but Dave Dombrowski has been catching heat from media members over the lack of depth.
  • Starting pitcher bingo: You can't tell who's starting every fifth day without a scorecard.
  • Tigers claim Astros' closer Chad Qualls off waivers, but were unable to make a deal.
  • With Sanchez out, as implausible as it seemed a month weeks ago, could the Tigers be in the market for a starter?
  • Joe Nathan and the fan base calling a truce?
  • Alex Gordon is not an MVP candidate!

All that, plus tangents galore!

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