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The Bullpen With DA

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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.




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

Indians talk with Jensen Lewis and MLB trade speculation.

DA welcomes his friend and former workout partner Jensen Lewis to the show. The former reliever and Emmy award winning broadcaster discusses all things Indians. Will the tribe make a trade to help them get back to the World Series? James and DA also discuss the trades made last week and some that could be happening soon.

Duration: 01:02:24

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 52: The one year anniversary spectacular with LaTroy Hawkins and John Hansen

One full year of shows are in the books. James and DA decide to bring on two of our favorite guests, LaTroy Hawkins and fantasyguru’s John Hansen for some great baseball talk and a bit of hilarity. The boys also discuss whether or not Aaron Judge is really the face of baseball, the Jose Quintana trade and much more. Plus David and James look back on some of the predictions they made before the season and evaluate their prognosticating skills.

Duration: 01:08:36

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 51: John Wetteland

DA welcomes his good friend and former pitching coach John Wetteland to the show. John talks about being a former major league closer, mentoring the great Mariano Rivera and shares stories from the bullpen. David and James also discuss the MLB all star selections, the controversy surrounding Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen and whether or not Logan Morrison has a legitimate gripe about not being asked to participate in the homerun derby. Later they discuss umpire Angel Hernandez’ lawsuit...

Duration: 01:00:28

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 50: WFAN reporter Sweeny Murti

This week David catches up with one of the finest reporters in the business, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti. Sweeny talks about the newest member of the Yankees, Clint Frazier, the mood in the locker room and a whole lot more. The guys also discuss: The situation with Cubs catcher Miguel Montero and what it means to be a good teammate. David Price v Dennis Eckersley The trade market and more.

Duration: 00:56:51

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 49: 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau

This week Aardsma talks with 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau. Justin shares his thoughts on Joe Mauer, Ron Gardenhire, his former adversary Mark Buehrle and a whole lot more. The guys also discuss Kyle Schwarber and whether or not the Cubs should trade him. What kind of player would the Cubs need to get in order to let go of the young slugger. Why the Dodgers built their team correctly and of course, “Jackass of the Week!”

Duration: 00:57:49

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 48: Larry King

This week DA and James have the privilege to interview legendary broadcaster and Dodgers superfan Larry King. Larry talks about his son Chance being selected by the White Sox in the 2017 MLB Draft, his love for the Dodgers and a whole lot more. The guys also discuss the Astros and Yankees struggles, Daniel Murphy’s issues with umpires and whether or not people should still support Pete Rose’s bid for entry into the baseball Hall of Fame.

Duration: 01:04:19

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 47: Ode to Stupidity

Stupidity is running rampant in the world of sports. This week James and DA discuss some of the more baffling situations going on. From MLB public relations to a Hall of Famer putting his foot in his mouth, there’s lots to discuss. Plus, DA’s youngest son is Jackass of the Week?

Duration: 00:56:31

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 46: 2017 All Star Ballot and Are You Smarter Than a Reliever

This week James and DA fill out their All Star ballots. Who made it and who got snubbed? The guys also discuss ESPN’s World Fame 100 and why there wasn’t a single baseball player on the list. Is MLB doing enough to promote individual players? Plus, David tries to continue his dominance in “Are You Smarter Than a Reliever?”

Duration: 00:53:56

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 45: 11x Gold Glove winner Omar Vizquel

This week James and DA have the pleasure to interview one of the best defensive players in the history of the game, Omar Vizquel. The 11x gold glover discusses defense, his career goals and whether or not he belongs in the Hall of Fame. Aardsma and the Greek also discuss the career of Albert Pujols as he approaches 600 HR’s, possible 40/40 candidates and the Yankees fleecing their fans!

Duration: 00:59:05

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 43: Ken Griffey Jr. is back!

The best baseball player in the world, Ken Griffey Jr., is back on The Bullpen with DA! Junior talks about Lonzo Ball, the Matt Harvey situation, Adam Jones and the racist fans in Boston, The Simpsons and a whole lot more. If you’re a fan of Griffey’s this is a can’t miss episode. James and DA also discuss the Matt Harvey situation and what Matt should’ve said to his teammates behind closed doors. Then DA reminisces about the time he was Derek Jeter’s locker mate.

Duration: 00:58:20

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 42: Cy Young winner Eric Gagne

This week DA and James talk to former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne. Eric is on the comeback trail and has joined DA in the bullpen of the Long Island Ducks. Eric talks about his record breaking saves streak, whether or not a reliever should win the Cy Young and how his life was affected by being named in the Mitchell Report. DA also discusses the MMQB article about Time Tebow’s workout in front of scouts and whether or not the whole thing was rigged. The guys also discuss the Adam Jones...

Duration: 01:10:07

The Bullpen with DA - Ep. 41: ESPN analyst Pedro Gomez

This week DA and the Greek discuss the firings at ESPN with Pedro Gomez. Pedro talked about how difficult it was to see his friends and colleagues laid off. They also discussed some of the biggest stories in MLB including Eric Thames, Aaron Judge and the Diamondbacks pitching situation. Other topics in this week’s show include: The Nationals potent offense. James’ desire to run Mets manager Terry Collins out of town. Patrick Mahomes II being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. Lonzo...

Duration: 01:11:05

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