In the “Jeffrey has blocked out how much money the Mets paid Oliver Perez” edition, Rob and Jeffrey catch you up on the paucity of Mets news since last week, give their thoughts on the Curtis Granderson deal, plea for sanity about the Rule 5 draft, and answer your prospect-centric e-mails. And of course there’s an Arruebarruena Avenue Audio update as well.
In the “Ya Gotta Believe (the Mets will spend money)” edition, Jeffrey and Chris catch you up on all the news since Episode 44, and it’s a lot. First, we discuss about the Justin Turner and Jeremy Hefner non-tenders, before Jeffrey delicately talks about baseball players on twitter. Then we give you up-to-the-minute thoughts on the Mets and Curtis Granderson…that are no longer, uh, up-to-the-minute. Finally, we talk about this past TRAID Tuesday and answer your e-mails about hypothetical TRAIDs for Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy. And hey, this time we made it a whole twelve hours after recording before the podcast became horribly dated!
In the “Blastings Thrilledge” edition, Jeffrey and Rob spend twenty minutes talking about a player who was non-tendered by the New York Mets five minutes after they finished recording. They are good at podcasting (also, prognosticating). Before that though, Rob bids a fond farewell to JV1 for some reason, while Jeffrey rants about Edgardo Alfonzo being left off the Hall of Fame ballot again. Then the hosts discuss potential holiday bargains for Sandy and co. and answer an e-mail about MLB farm systems. Somewhere in there Jeffrey says that there’s no way the Mets will non-tender Justin Turner because he was in their Christmas card this year. Ah well, it was one of those shows.
In the “#Dickeythebest” edition, Rob and Jeffrey have actual Mets news to discuss! The Mets added some prospects to the 40-man roster! The Mets signed an actual major league player to an actual major league contract! The Mets still don’t have a shortstop! After that we answer your e-mails, Jeffrey mentions Baseball Prospectus a lot, and a discussion of Jenrry Mejia’s stuff gets sexually explicit.
In “The Second Spitter” edition, Chris and Jeffrey keep it to punk-rock-2xLP length, mostly because there is very little Mets news, and partially because you didn’t send us nine e-mails this week. On the docket: a discussion of the Mets recent minor league free agent moves and how Jeffrey is completely useless at gathering info on non-Mets prospects, how Sandy Alderson’s recent media blitz changes…uh, nothing, and whether or not Ruben Tejada has beef with the Mets management of his service clock. Then it’s e-mail time as we talk more about a possible Elvis Andrus trade with an assist from Lone Star Ball and grimly entertain some David Wright trade possibilities. Of course, Jeffrey also refers to Chris as “Rob” multiple times and uses profanity in reference to the Cardinals.
In the milestone Tom Seaver edition, Jeffrey and Rob take on the hot stove rumor mill. First, we discuss the Phillies signing Marlon Byrd, before moving on to some TRAID thought experiments (which Rob manages to ruin). Then it’s e-mail time, and you sent us nine goddamn emails. On the docket: Ike Davis vs. Lucas Duda, part 75, our feelings on trading for Nori Aokia and a potential Curtis Granderson deal, some wacky roster talk, some depressing ownership talk, an analysis of the 1971 Cy Young ballot, and whether or not just taking walks is an actual indicator of plate discipline. Phew, that’s a lot.
In the “Well, nothing really happened in Metsland, and you didn’t send us any e-mails” edition, we finally get under an hour of podcast content! Scheduling conflicts mean Jeffrey flies solo for this week, but we invited Howard Megdal of Sports on Earth and Capital New York to come on and chat about the Mets financial situation. Consider it our most depressing offseason preview yet!
In the “Hire Brian Bannister for the SNY post-game show already” edition, we are forced to record after Rob’s bedtime. So Greg Karam joins Jeffrey to appreciate Carlos Beltran and get in-depth on just how obnoxious the Mets budget constraints are. Then they discuss who might take a step forward this year from within the system to help the 2014 Mets. After that, Alex Nelson joins the show to talk about why the Mets didn’t pick Michael Wacha and discuss the 2013 draft. We have no idea how this went two hours either, since the biggest news of the week is Daniel Murphy watching a Tottenham Hotspur game.
In the Bobby Parnell edition, Rob and Jeffrey unveil their AAOPs. Rob is a fan of BringBackBeltran.com, while Jeffrey unveils the “Noah Syndergaard TRAID challenge.” Next, we talk about the Mets recent 40-man moves and reminisce about Rob Carson and Mike Baxter. We also consider who the Mets should add to the 40 for Rule 5 protection. Finally we wrap up with your e-mails, wherein Jeffrey goes on a long and ponderous monologue about the Mets recent drafts.
In the “Rick Aguilera looks suspiciously like the other Dad from ‘My Two Dads’” edition, Rob and Jeffrey are back after a week off (#BlamePaternostro). This week, we grade the Mets 2013 starters, debate Zack Wheeler’s future, and talk about the bullpen as little as possible. After that, there is a sneak preview of our AAOPs, as we discuss who should take Matt Harvey’s innings in 2014. Then, it’s time to talk about Josh Satin, you guys! Finally, we wrap up with your e-mails, which we manage to answer in a relatively brisk manner. Well, for us.