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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.




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...

Duration: 01:07:12

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...

Duration: 01:07:31

Giants SP Matt Moore and the Yankees shocking decision to hire Aaron Boone

This week David Aardsma and James the Greek make a listeners dream come true! A few months back we held a contest where the winner would get to interview a player from their favorite team. A lifelong Giants fan, Ryan, won that contest and gets to interview starting pitcher Matt Moore. Moore talks about growing up in Japan, his favorite player growing up and a whole lot more. The guys also discuss whether or not the NY Yankees made the right move by hiring ESPN analyst and former Yankees...

Duration: 01:00:05

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...

Duration: 01:05:12

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...

Duration: 00:58:18

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...

Duration: 01:07:45

World Series review and DA starts a Go Fund Me to boot Kyrie Irving off the planet.

The season is over and the Houston Astros are the World Series champions! DA and the Greek talk about the series and why the Astros are a special group of players. Plus, did the Dodgers get robbed of a title by Major League Baseball? Later Aardsma and James decide to start a Go Fund Me page to get Kyrie Irving into outer space. Plus, is Shohei Otani really coming to the states next season? He says he wants to come but their may be forces keeping him in Japan. Also, is signing Justin...

Duration: 01:01:10

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...

Duration: 00:56:37

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,...

Duration: 00:55:21

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...

Duration: 00:52:17

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.

Duration: 00:58:45

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...

Duration: 01:08:35

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...

Duration: 01:07:03

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...

Duration: 00:57:18

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...

Duration: 01:14:26

Former Indians DH Travis Hafner. Plus the Tigers get busy at the trade deadline.

The Detroit Tigers made some massive moves before the deadline, trading Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros and Justin Upton to the Los Angeles Angels. David Aardsma and James the Greek break down these moves and discuss how they could impact the American League pennant race. Later the welcome former Indians DH and member of the Bullpen with DA fantasy Football league, Travis Hafner. Travis talks about growing up in a small town, playing with some of the best players of his...

Duration: 01:06:29

Tommy John joins the show plus DA’s thoughts on the big Yankees v Tigers brawl

This week James and DA talk about the epic brawl between the Yankees and Tigers. Who was to blame for the fight? Were some of the suspensions warranted? Later on James asks DA how MLB players stay motivated during the dog days of August if they know their team isnt going anywhere? How important is leadership if you know you aren’t going to the postseason? DA shares a story about a player who was viewes as leader but didn’t know how to do the job. In this week’s interview DA and James...

Duration: 01:01:15

Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly and lots of Giancarlo Stanton talk.

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is crushing HR’s but will he reach the magical number of 61? Will he be a Marlin in 2018? What’s the real HR record 61 or 73? David Aardsma and James the Greek go back and forth on all of these questions. Later, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly joins the show. The guys get his take on the drama with David Price, who the leaders in that Boston clubhouse are and whether or not the Sox are getting the respect they deserve. Finally, Is the NFLPA listening to The...

Duration: 00:57:52

Dodgers 3B Justin Turner and why the Red Sox need to trade David Price ASAP

David Aardsma welcomes his former teammate, Dodgers All Star, Justin Turner to the show. JT talks about his first All Star game experience, the Dodgers expectations this season, the evolution of his game and a whole lot more. The guys also discuss why the Astros really screwed up at the trade deadline and why it’s ok the Milwaukee Brewers didn’t go for broke by making a big acquisition. Later, James and DA talk about why SP David Price needs to get traded immediately. Plus, the Greek...

Duration: 01:00:18

Baseball Hall of Fame talk plus the art of the trade with former GM Ned Colletti

The class of 2017 has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Hear DA’s thoughts on the careers of Pudge, Bagwell and the Rock. Later, the guys discuss the art of the trade with former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. Ned gives us insight into how a trade is consummated and then evaluates a couple of trades James and DA bring to the table. The guys also discuss a recent article about recreational drugs in baseball and how many players DA thinks are actually using drugs in today’s game.

Duration: 01:10:22

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