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Two of the biggest names in Fantasy Baseball join the show this week, as host Mark Healey welcomes Lenny Melnick (RotoExperts.com) and Eno Sarris (Fangraphs.com)..
Melnick, also known to us lesser beings as the Godfather of Fantasy Baseball, is just that; a two-time winner of both LABR and Tout Wars, and is a regular host on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio.
Sarris, a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association and he BBWAA, is a regular contributor to Fangraphs;com, and is a Twitter legend,
Should there be set criteria for the Baseball Writers Assn. of America (BBWAA) based on the voting process?
Do you think it’s fair that certain writers of the BBWAA refuse to vote for players who were active during the steroid era?
Should Bud Selig (Commissioner of Major League Baseball) take the blame for not enforcing the enhancing drug policy?
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Join us tonight @ 8pm EST for a jam packed sports talk show. Which is sponsored by Dr. Howard Dinowitz Brooklyn and Staten Island's #1 Podiatrist, give him a call at 718.627.1212 for his Brooklyn Office and 718.720.4848 for his Staten Island office to schedule your appointment today. As we announced we will soon be Broadcasting on the Boost Radio Network, you can get more information on them by going to their site Boost Radio. With the divisional round of the NFL playoffs coming up this weekend we will get into each game as well as give our picks on who we think will be moving onto the Championship games. We will also get into the NBA story as the Knicks take on the Heat tonight looking to win their 3rd in a row and 4 out of their last 5. The Nets won their 4 in a row last night stopping the Warriors 10 game winning streak, we will get into what the Nets need to do to prepare for the Heat on Friday night. With the BBWAA electing 3 new members to the Baseball Hall of Fame we will talk about who got elected in and if the rules should be changed on how players are elected. As always you can always interact with us during the show by calling in a 347.426.3933. Check out our Website The Power Play Network. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on twitter. And Check out our blog on Tubmlr.
The Bless You Boys Podcast returns after a six week hiatus! Kurt, Al and HookSlide come out swinging by debating Kate Upton, Max Scherzer's regression, ZIPS Projections, farm system rankings, the BBWAA and the Hall of Fame vote and PED mudslinging.
Justin Verlander has core muscle surgery.
Was Kate Upton involved?
Tigers to explore a long-term deal with Max Scherzer, avoiding arbitration with one-year $15.525 million contract.
Scherzer will not talk contract during season, optimistic about a new deal.
How badly will Scherzer regress in 2014?
2014 Detroit Tigers ZiPS projections released, are quite optimistic.
Nick Castellanos named the 37th overall prospect by Baseball Prospectus.
Farm system rankings are as relevant to team success at the big league level as college football recruiting rankings are to winning national championships. It's all BS.
Hall of Fame voting causes more controversy as Jack Morris falls of the ballot and Alan Trammell continues to be stupidly ignored.
The BBWAA is badly broken. To show just how badly, Dan LeBatard gives his hall ballot to Deadspin, resulting in a sensible ballot and his vote being revoked permanently.
Alex Rodriguez PED suspension lowered to 162 games.
Everyone came out of the Biogenesis scandal looking bad, especially MLB.
Expanded instant replay approved by MLB, will go into effect this season.
Expect rules changes to result from controversial replay calls. See the NFL and the 'process of the catch.'
In the final Bless You Boys Podcast of 2013, Kurt, Al and HookSlide debate the merits of the Tigers' off season moves, eviscerate the BBWAA over the Hall of Fame vote and celebrate the holiday season and Kurt's birthday at the same time by singing horribly.
BYB Podcast 100 has a running time of 55 minutes and features Al Beaton, HookSlide and of course, Kurt Mensching.
Tigers rumors: Austin Jackson for Brett Gardner trade discussed
Ervin Santana market down to Tigers, Diamondbacks|
Detroit signs Duane Below to a minor league deal
Danny Worth clears waivers, assigned to Triple-A Toledo.
Are the Tigers a better or worse team as now constructed than the one which finished two games short of making the World Series?
Would you have preferred the Tigers had made one more run at a title with the team as constructed in 2013, or had the window closed on this group of players? In other words, did the Tigers need a shake-up?
Do you believe the moves were made due to salary concerns or a genuine need to re-imagine the roster?
Do the moves of this off season make the future of this team look brighter in 2015 and beyond?
Did the Tigers go too far, not far enough or did they do exactly what needed to be done in retooling the roster?
What was your favorite moment of 2013?
What moment made you angriest?
To paraphrase NFL coach Denny Green, were the Tigers who we thought they were?
Mike Silva and Joe Buono discuss their Hall-of-Fame ballots and get the BBWAA take from Dave Lennon of Newsday. Also hear their Wild Card Weekend NFL picks.
Long-time Detroit sports bloggers and podcasters, Greg Eno (aka the man who knows a lot of things about a lot of things), and Big Al Beaton are The Knee Jerks! Eno and Big Al's podcast is released every Monday on the Sports Geeks Radio Network!
Bleacher Report's Adam Biggers returns to the show with his latest rant, giving us his take on Michigan Wolverines' head coach Brady Hoke firing offensive coordinator Al Borges, replacing him with former Alabama OC Doug Nussmeier.
Post rant, Eno and Big Al discuss Justin Verlander's "core muscle" injury, the Babeball Hall of Fame vote and resutling fallout surrounding the Baseball Writers Assocaition of America, Dan Le Betard giving his vote to Deadspin.com to expose the BBWAA's ridiculousness, which resulted in more controversy, Alex Rodriguez's PED suspension lowered to 162 games but Biogenesis' Tony Bosch's throwing A-Rod under the bus on 60 Minutes to MLB's glee, cover the latest on the Detroit Lions' search for a head coach, and ask just what the Hell is the matter with the Detroit Pistons?
There's all that and more, including "Whose Birthday Is It?" and our "Jerk of the Week!"
Al, Kurt and HookSlide cover the past week of Detroit Tigers baseball, including awards season domination, sabermatrician war mongering, trade rumors involving nearly the entire starting rotation, the team's interest in free agent closers and Baseball America dissing the farm system.
Bless You Boys Podcast 93 has a running time of 46 minutes and features Al Beaton, HookSlide and of course, Kurt Mensching.
Miguel Cabrera is named 2013 AL MVP by the BBWAA for a second straight season.
Brian Kenny, Keith Law and other bully pulpit owning sabermatriciians declare war, insulting anyone who believed Cabrera was a more deserving winner than Mike Trout.
Max Scherzer is your 2013 AL Cy Young winner, no backlash ensues.
Should we be celebrating individual awards while the Tigers keep coming up short of winning a World Series title?
Depending on the rumor, Scherzer, Doug Fister, Rick Porcello and/or Prince Fielder are all on the trading block.
The Tigers have reportedly been linked to free agent closers Joe Nathan and Brian Wilson.
Baseball America ranks the Tigers' farm system as the second worse in all of baseball, 29th overall. So what else is new? And does it really make a difference?
HookSlide is still in baseball post season rehab, Kurt is infuriated by a trashy tweet and Al teases upcoming podcast hijinks.
Jake and Hayden are back on the air with their first offseason episode of Call to the Bullpen!
Tonight, we congratulate Tribe skipper Terry Francona on winning the AL Manager of the Year award as well as the latest rumors from the Hot Stove. Is the Ubaldo Jimenez era over in Cleveland? Will Scott Kazmir be back with the Tribe next season? Who will be the new Indians' closer? We'll speculate those questions and more!
After crowning the Red Sox world champions, the MLB offseason is now in full swing. What significant moves have been made so far and what can we expect on the trade and free agent market? Also, four teams will have new skippers in 2014. Who could have the biggest impact? Plus, the guys take a look at the BBWAA award winners thus far and preview the awards yet to be handed out.
It's all coming up Wednesday night at 9:00pm ET!
Al and Kurt get self-righteous over PEDs, ponder the Tigers' contingency plans and talk Jose Veras on this week's Bless You Boys Podcast.
Biogenesis: Ryan Braun cops a plea, Alex Rodriguez the next big target, MLB looks worse by the day.
Jhonny Peralta: Questions abound - Will the Tigers' shortstop be suspended? If so, would he serve it right away or appeal? What could the Tigers' plan be if the worse case scenario happens?
Hall of Fame ceremonies: The BBWAA didn't vote anyone living into the Hall, But current members did let loose with sanctimonious pontificating over steroids, ignoring baseball's seamy past in other areas.
Rob Fick: The former Tiger admits he took PEDs. Apparently, they didn't help him on the field, just get back to it.
Hello Jose Veras! Meet the former Astros closer, now the
Tigers' new setup man.
Goodbye, well, someone: Should Al Alburquerque be worried?
Any other deadline moves on tap? Say a left-handed bat?
Old folks home for former Tigers: Welcome to Triple-A Toledo Jeremy Bonderman and Jair Jurrjens.
Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and long-term deals: Albert Pujols' struggles, huge contract, and injury drawing attention to the Tigers' own monster contracts.
Despite everything, the Tigers are in great shape: Winners of 7-of-8, season high 14 games over .500, three game lead over the Indians and doing so while overcoming injuries to Miguel Cabrera, Omar Infante, Torii Hunter, Darin Downs, Octavio Dotel along with a slumping Verlander and Fielder.RIP James Van Horn, aka Eat 'em up Tigers Guy
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