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  • 01:01

    The Show with Danny P. 2016 MLB Preview - AL Central

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    On the show, we conclude our 2016 MLB Previews by taking a look at the American League Central!


     


    Last year, the Royals ended the Tigers reign at the top of this division on their way to their first World Series title since 1985. Can the Royals keep the crown? Do the Tigers have enough in their revamped roster to find their way back to the top? What can the Twins do to stay near the top of the Central again? Do the Indians or White Sox have enough pitching to contend?


     


    We'll also reveal who should win the American League pennant and our 2016 World Series champion.


     


    Follow @theshowdannyp for more sports news, notes, and fun!

  • 01:16

    Ep. 67: Avocados

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    There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats. On this week’s episode, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and special guest Jeff Quinton break down Bret Sayre’s “Top 175 Dynasty Starting Pitchers” list.


    Dynasty Starting Pitcher Rankings Discussion


    Jake Arrieta


    Noah Syndergaard


    Madison Bumgarner


    Felix Hernandez


    Dallas Keuchel


    Stephen Strasburg


    Garrett Richards


    Tyson Ross


    Marcus Stroman


    Michael Wacha


    Break!


    Alex Reyes


    Julio Urias


    Alex Cobb


    Jose Quintana


    Drew Smyly


    Justin Verlander


    James Shields


    Kevin Gausman


    Yordano Ventura


    Taijuan Walker


    Gio Gonzalez


    Clay Buchholz


    Raisel Iglesias


    Daniel Norris


    Vincent Velasquez


    Andrew Cashner


    Tyler Skaggs


    James Paxton


    Lightning Round!


    Brent Honeywell


    Josh Hader


    Joe Kelly


    Goodbye!

  • 01:01

    Welcome @maddogdemarco of AM730 wvfn Lansing and @sammycool24 #SallyBumps

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    905am mad dog DeMarco calls in and we talk NCAA bracket.. My guess mad dog shares his love of the Spartans. Will ask him about lions at pick 16. Does he think Verlander ever wins 20 games again or if Victor Martinez can hit 35 bombs ever again. 


    #Sallybumps joins in at 940am to answer historic rapid fire questions  


     

  • 00:28

    5/18/15: Brewers/Tigers, More Updates on Verlander and Babcock

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    The Tigers upset themselves against the worst team in the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2 in the first of a 3-game series at Comerica Park, and I go crazy about it, as Ed Smith co-hosts with me. This has to be one of the most disgraceful games we've ever seen! DISGRACEFUL! I'll explain it.


    I also have an update each on Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander and Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, who was earlier reportedly offered a 6-year, $30-million deal by the Buffalo Sabres.

  • 00:37

    Mike Verlander of DuMOL Vineyards joins Stu on the 6-4-14 Show

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    Mike Verlander of DuMOL vineyards joins Stu to discuss being a restauranteur and then getting involved in the wine industry.


    Find out what all the industry buzz is about, and who Stu The Wine Guru is. This is the Best Wine Show on the Planet! This is THE Source For Everything Wine on the Internet. You come here to sit back,relax,learn and be entertained by Stu The Wine Guru, and his guests. Email your questions to info@stuthewineguru.com. Tweet your questions on Twitter to @stuthewineguru, and Stu will read them live on the air! Call in and ask all of your questions about wine directly to Stu and his guests. Don't be shy call in at 1-646-381-4860. Join the rest of the world and be part of something big! read more


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  • 01:11

    Bless You Boys Podcast 101: Upton, Verlander and TMZ

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    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.


    Topics:



    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.'

  • 01:11

    Voice of the Turtle, Episode 4: this is your brain on baseball

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    In this episode of the podcast, HookSlide talks about baseball, brains, and your brain on baseball. Justin Verlander has certainly returned to dominant form, and just in case we were still on the fence about that, he just took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning in his last performance. Verlander's resurgence will certainly make General Manager Al Avila's job in 2016 a bit easier, because, hey, who can't build a decent starting rotation when you've got an ace like Verlander to be the cornerstone?


    Going into weekend, the Tigers get to face the Toronto Blue Jays and their ridiculously good offense, and on the mound they'll be sending out ... Boyd, Farmer, and Simon? So who will get shelled the least?


    At least one MLB team is making plans to extend the nets at the ballpark and do something to preserve fan safety from flying foul balls. Why are some people opposed to this?


    In the final segment of the podcast, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in neurofeedback "brain training" talks about what EEG data can do for athletes looking to achieve peak performance, and explains what happens in the brain when a player gets angry and starts smashing water coolers.

  • 02:02

    The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 8: Will the real Bruce Rondon please stand up?

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    In this week's episode Rob and HookSlide discuss the week that was in Detroit Tigers baseball... all four games of it. Luckily, they were some eventful games, including a Maddux, near-no-hitter, and more #MustSeeJV. Mixed in with all the on-field madness was an off-field fiasco, the dismissal of reliever Bruce Rondon. The Tigers haven't said much, but fans have been able to read between the lines to get an idea of what exactly infuriated the team so much.


    Then, to properly celebrate the only team in the organization with playoff success, we invited Whitecaps play-by-play announcer Dan Hasty into the virtual studio to break down their improbable run to the Midwest League Championship.


    Topics in this week's episode include:



    An eventful series against the Chicago White Sox
    Jeff Samardzija's free agent market, and how to actually spell his name
    The Whitecaps!
    The Tigers' farm system, and whether all these prospect gurus are wrong
    The AL Central in 2016 and beyond, including the terrifying Minnesota Twins (yes, really)
    Whether this is the most pivotal Tigers offseason in recent memory
    Bruce Rondon's early winter vacation
    The future of baseball and medicine
    Listener questions!
    What in the world happened to Kurt Mensching
    A conversation with Whitecaps play-by-play announcer Dan Hasty


    Contents



    2:10 - Rounding the Bases: at least the Tigers are winning championships somewhere!
    28:09 - Warming in the Pen: sizing up the AL Central
    44:46 - High and Tight: how to get extra vacation time using this one weird trick!
    1:07:34 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: maybe we should send this player home early, too
    1:30:41 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: talking with Whitecaps PBP announcer Dan Hasty about how you get this lucky

  • 01:38

    The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 7: Tanking the right way

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    This week, Rob and HookSlide discuss tanking, Draft Kings fever, and whether or not fans should boo their team.


    The Detroit Tigers have been solid lately, winning three of the past four series they have played, including a recent series victory over the Kansas City Royals. Baseball is getting more watchable in Detroit, and Tigers fans just aren't sure how to handle it.


    Amid their restlessness, Rob and HookSlide discuss the recent boo birds that have come to nest at Comerica Park, and the pros and cons of daily fantasy sports. Their commercials -- and auto-playing video web ads -- might be the devil, but the product is, dare we say, kind of fun? Also, what should you be watching for as the Tigers play out the last two weeks of the season, and is it worth it to spoil the Minnesota Twins' playoff hopes?


    Topics in this week's episode include:



    The Tigers are good again! Sort of.
    What's up with Miguel Cabrera?
    What the Tigers should expect out of Anibal Sanchez in 2016
    The trials and tribulations of third base coach Dave Clark
    Tanking the Right WayTM
    Are Tigers fans booing too much?
    That time that Brad Ausmus was right
    Listener questions! Including whether your favorite Tiger is a sandwich
    Daily fantasy sports, and whether they will make you rich
    Internet advertising, and how it won't make anyone rich


    Contents


    2:49 - Rounding the Bases: are you ok, Miggy?
    27:07 - Warming in the Pen: you need to stop waving this guy around third
    41:48 - High and Tight: the art of booing
    1:03:34 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: this is the one guy we’re excited to see leave in 2016
    1:21:51 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: get rich quick, so you can start paying for content

  • 01:29

    The Voice of the Turtle, Ep. 3: A masochist's view of the Tigers' playoff chase

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    With the Detroit Tigers inching closer to the playoffs despite a rotation held together with bubble gum and paperclips, Rob and HookSlide return for another episode of The Voice of the Turtle, and discuss whether 2015 is all for naught or if there is still a chance at cracking the AL wild card this season.


    Topics in this week's episode include:



    How fun was that series against the Chicago Cubs?
    Who is actually in the starting rotation now?
    Miguel Cabrera: good at baseball
    Justin Verlander: also good at baseball
    The key to Nick Castellanos' turn-around
    Can the Tigers actually make the playoffs?
    Dave Dombrowski: Public Enemy No. 1 (sort of)
    Your weekly "this bullpen is awful" segment
    Listener questions!
    Why are you a Tigers fan?


    Contents



    03:20 Rounding the Bases: the one thing that's got Nick Castellanos back on track
    25:25 Warming in the Pen: why the wild card chase just got a whole lot more difficult
    37:40 High and Tight: who wins in a showdown between Dave Dombrowski and Al Avila?
    55:30 Into the Mob Scene at Home: what was the worst trade Dave Dombrowski ever made?
    1:16:50 The 7th Inning Kvetch: what makes you a die-hard Tigers fan?

  • 00:30

    CFBITM Week 3, Lions Week 2 @ Vikings, JV rips fans booing, Helm out 2-4 weeks

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    Call in live at (646) 478-4837!


    Ed Smith and I recap and break down what happened in Week 3 of College Football in the Mitten involving the matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor and the matchup between the Michigan State Spartans and the Air Force Falcons. We also list all the things the Lions did wrong in their 26-16 loss to the Vikings at Minnesota in Week 2.


    Last Friday night, after the 5-4, 12-inning win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park, Justin Verlander said he didn't want the fans to boo. He said he wanted them to be positive. That was after Brad Ausmus pulled him for Alex Wilson, who gave up a game-tying 2-run home run. What's that all about???


    Red Wings center Darren Helm collided with prospect Jerome Verrier at training camp and went under concussion protocol, and he was diagnosed with a slight shoulder separation and will be out 2-4 months.