Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about the four-man outfield that the Cubs deployed against Joey Votto (01:00), then discuss the reportedly proceeding sale of the Miami Marlins (05:30), the possible impending demise of the Marlins Park home run sculpture (07:30), Giancarlo Stanton's hot streak (11:00), and whether it makes sense for the Marlins to trade the face of their franchise (16:30). Then they bring on FiveThirtyEight writer Rob Arthur to talk about his recent research into the "hot hand" effect for pitchers and why his method succeeds in detecting and predicting hot streaks where so many previous statistical attempts have failed (24:00).
The Marlins Sale, Slugging Stanton, and the Hot Hand
Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann look at the future for the Miami Marlins franchise and more
Combine Takeaways: Caleb Williams Speaks, Marvin Harrison Jr. Ghosts Us, and Rome Odunze Can’t Fly a Plane
‘NFL Draft Show’: Vibes Check Edition!
Matt and Michael discuss winners for Best Campaign Narrative, Biggest Campaign Misfire, Best Stunt, Best Overall Campaign, and Who Won Awards Season
The Rock Goes OFF and Dave LaGreca Calls in! Plus, Lots of Mailbag, and a Great Idea for Dom Mysterio!
There’s also talk of Rock’s 20-plus minute promo ahead of tonight’s must-see ‘SmackDown’ event, and more