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Relief pitcher David Aardsma and James the Greek talk about everything and anything in the world of sports and give you an insiders perspective.

Relief pitcher David Aardsma and James the Greek talk about everything and anything in the world of sports and give you an insiders perspective.
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Relief pitcher David Aardsma and James the Greek talk about everything and anything in the world of sports and give you an insiders perspective.




Mr. Aardsma’s big announcement plus LaTroy Hawkins returns to the show

For weeks James has been teasing DA about being unemployed but that’s no longer the case. Aardsma will be getting a paycheck in 2018. DA talks about the next chapter of his life and what it means for the future of “The Bullpen.” Later, LaTroy Hawkins joins the show and talks about the Minnesota Twins, possible collusion in MLB, whether or not a strike could happen and the NFL trade that affected his family. Plus Jackass of the Week and the guys reminisce about some of their favorite...


Eric Byrnes joins the show plus the 2018 HOF inductees are announced

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class has been announced and it’s one of the biggest ever. DA reacts to the news and shares his memories of these special players. You’ll be surprised when you hear how these players fared against our favorite closer. Later James and DA talk about the stunning moves made by the Milwaukee Brewers. The brew crew revamped their outfield for the 2018 season and beyond. Are they the lead dogs in the NL...


Royals RP Ryan Buchter joins the show and DA’s reaction to the Pirates trades

David Aardsma and James the Greek are talking Pirates this week after the Bucs stunned the baseball world and traded away their two most recognizable players, Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole. What are the Giants getting in McCutchen? Are the Astros the team to beat after acquiring Cole and should the fans in Pittsburgh be upset? James and DA break it down. Then they welcome Royals relief pitcher Ryan Buchter to the show. Ryan talks about his career, playing pranks on DA while they were...


Is DA trading in his cleats for wingtips and the case of the pervy sports agent

Is DA’s career officially over? Is he going to be wearing a suit and tie from now on? The guys discuss what the future holds for them and whether or not the podcast will continue. Then they discuss some of the biggest news coming from an ice cold hot stove. The Mets reacquire a familiar face and what that means for the future of the organization. Are the Mets a good organization and if not are the Astros the new template for organizational excellence? Are we headed for a strike or a...


The most entertaining man in baseball Tim Dillard and is the Hot Stove finally heating up

Is the hot stove finally starting to heat up? There are reports that Eric Hosmer has two 7 year deals on the table. Is he headed to San Diego or will he stay in KC? DA talks about the decision facing Hosmer. The Red Sox are trying to acquire JD Martinez but are only offering a 5 year deal. Will that get it done? Is he the best fit for the Red Sox? Later, Tim Dillard a pitcher for the Brewers organization joins the show and talks about his career and his unique social media videos! Check...


Curt Schilling returns to the show and Wade Davis is on the move

Stud closer Wade Davis is on the move! Davis has agreed to terms with the Colorado Rockies on a 3 year deal that gives him the highest per season salary for a closer in MLB history. James and DA discuss the move and what it means for the Rockies and his former team, the Chicago Cubs. ​Then the guys look at all the Hall of Fame ballots that have been made public. Are the “Steroid Guys” getting in? This could be one of the largest Hall of Fame classes of all time. ​ This week’s guest Curt...


Former closer Billy Wagner and Are You Smarter Than a Reliever

The Rays have done the unthinkable and traded the face of their franchise, 3B Evan Longoria. Was this the right move for the Rays? What are the Giants getting in Longo? DA and James discuss all the aspects of this trade. Later, they talk about Christian Yellich and whether or not he should want to leave Miami. Then HOF hopeful Billy Wagner joins the show. Billy talks about how difficult it is to gain support for the HOF if you’re a reliever and why he should get in. Plus, superfan Carla...


Dat Dude BP, Brandon Phillips, joins the show and can James save baseball with Greekonomics?

Giancarlo Stanton’s trade to the NY Yankees have some people really upset. Why were the Yankees able to acquire the current NL MVP for pracically nothing? Simply put, it’s because the economic system in MLB is broken. James thinks that he has the answer to Major League Baseball’s problems with a system he calls Greekonomics. Plus, while the boys were on the subject of financial instability, DA and James discuss the disgraceful situation with the other NY team. Then the guys are joined by...


Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani shock the world

This might’ve been the most interesting week of hot stove baseball that the world has ever seen. The reigning National league MVP leaves South Beach and takes his talents to the Big Apple. How did the Yankees pull off this deal and are they done for the offseason? James and DA share their thoughts on the trade that very few people thought would happen. Sirius XM’s Craig Mish has been all over the Giancarlo Stanton news since the trade rumors started in late July. Craig talks about new...


Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright and MLB Free agent predictions

The hot stove is scorching! This week James and DA take a look at their top five free agents and predict where they will end up and how rich they’ll be when the ink dries. Plus there are a couple of excellent players available via trade, White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton. Will they be traded and if so where do they end up? Later, DA welcomes Adam Wainwright to the show. Waino is one of the most fascinating players the guys have ever interviewed. Find out what...


HOF hopeful Luis Tiant and did Paul Goldschmidt get screwed out of the MVP?

The MVP awards have been announced and the guys are extremely upset about the results. Did Paul Goldschmidt get screwed out of the award because of the market he plays in? Can you be the MVP if youre on a losing team? This week David Aardsma and James the Greek talk to former Indians and Red Sox great Luis Tiant. Is this the year that Tiant is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Tiant talks about his life, his struggles and whether or not he belongs in the hall. Later the guys talk...


Free agent relief pitcher Brandon Morrow plus Scott Eyre talks about his former teammate Roy Halladay

David Aardsma and James the Greek deliver a jampacked edition of The Bullpen with DA! DA begins the show talking about the legacy of former MLBPA head Marvin Miller and whether or not he deserves to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Later, James and David talk about the passing of Roy Halladay and welcome in Roy’s former teammate Scott Eyre. Scott talks about the type of teammate Halladay was and why he should be a shining example to all young players. Then the guys talk with...


Yankees play by play John Sterling and why the Cubs fell short

The Yankees let go of manager Joe Girardi. James and DA talk to Yankees play by play man John Sterling and get his thoughts on Girardi’s dismissal. They also talk about some of the advantages that they have over other rebuilding franchises. Plus, James has a plan to get Aaron Judge to appear on the show but will DA’s ego allow the plan to go into effect? The guys also discuss why the Cubs fell short in their quest for back to back World Series titles. Will the Cubs look to deal Kyle...


RP Joe Nathan joins the show plus a discussion about MLB expansion

This week James and DA start the show talking about the theft of Ken Griffey Jr’s bat from his statue in front of Safeco Field and how they heard the news. Later, the guys discuss the 2-3-2 playoff format and whether or not it’s fair for the team with home field advantage. They also talk about whether or not MLB should expand and what markets should get an MLB franchise. Then long time Twins reliever Joe Nathan joins the show. Joe talks about how difficult it was for him to hang them up,...


Relief pitcher Lee Smith and why DA dislikes Indians SP Trevor Bauer

This week DA and James talk about how bad they felt for Indians fans after their team was beaten by the New York Yankees in the ALDS. The only positive the guys took away from the loss was that Trevor Bauer doesn’t have a chance a World Series ring. DA then explains why he has such disdain for the Indians starter. Then one of the greatest relievers in the history of the game, Lee Smith joins the show. Lee talks about the first time he met DA and what he saw in David as a young pitcher. He...


The Greek god of walks Kevin Youkilis and divisional series predictions

This week DA and James begin the show by breaking down the Wild Card games and discuss whether or not it’s possible to make the Wild Card round a 3 game series. Then the Greek god of walks Kevin Youkilis joins the show. Youk gives his unique perspective on his former team, the Boston Red Sox, and his current team, the Chicago Cubs. Later, Aardsma and the Greek give their predictions on the divisional round of the MLB playoffs.


Cy Young winner Brandon Webb plus 2017 MLB season recap

DA starts off the show talking about the Ducks loss in the Atlantic League championship series. He also talked about why he had such a rough time with travel during that series. ​ Later, the guys look back at the 2017 regular season and how badly they did in terms of their predictions. ​ Then they are joined by Diamondbacks pregame and postgame host and former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. Brandon talks about his career, the current D’backs squad, whether or not Paul Goldschmidt will...


MLB Network analyst Carlos Pena joins the show plus the Pat Neshek v Zack Greinke feud

This week DA and James start the show talking about how DA felt walking into the Yankees locker room as a member of the media. Was he intimidated or was it business as usual? Then they talked about the incredibly close NL wild card race and why the Cardinals always seem to be contenders even when the rest of the world counts them out. Later, former all star first baseman and current MLB Network analyst Carlos Pena joins the show. Carlos talks about leadership, the movie “Moneyball” and a...


Former A’s SP Mark Mulder and the end of the streak

James and DA start the show discussing an interesting “injury” that Aardsma suffered in college. Instead of going blind he just couldn’t pitch. Then the guys discussed the end of the Indians amazing winning streak. Are they in a better or worse position to win the World Series and is Corey Luber the best pitcher in the world today? Later, Mark Mulder joins the show and talks about the similarities between the 2002 Oakland A’s and the Indians, his thoughts on the Jemelle Hill situation at...


Former SP Mike Hampton joins the show plus are the Indians getting too hot

The Indians are scorching hot but is their streak coming at the wrong time? Is it a good thing that the Dodgers are losing games now? David Aardsma and James the Greek discuss how these streaks can affect teams come October. Then the guys discuss cheating in baseball. Has DA ever cheated? His answers might surprise you. Later Mike Hampton joins the show. Mike talks about his career and comments that he made years ago about the school system in Colorado. Plus, who should be this years NL...


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