Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram, who details the Tampa Bay Rays’ innovative and controversial new pitching tactics (01:45). Then Claire McNear drops by to talk about Rich Hill’s blisters and the league’s latest teenage sensation, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (20:15). Finally Ben Lindbergh makes a quick appearance—though not as quick as the fastballs of relievers Jordan Hicks and Josh Hader, who have made headlines this week for different reasons (33:00).
Bullpenning in Tampa Bay, a Youth Movement in Washington, and Big Heat in the NL Central
The Ringer staff discusses the Rays’ pitching tactics and more
Musa and Ryan also applaud the Columbus Crew’s second MLS Cup in four years
Sheil and Ben react to the Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys, and Jason Goff breaks down the Bears’ win
Week 14 Recap: Cowboys Roll Over the Eagles, the Bills Upset the Chiefs, and the Ravens Win an OT Thriller
Nora and Steven also go through their winners and losers for the week, including the Niners, Jaguars, Chargers, and more
The guys recap NFL Week 14, starting with the Dallas Cowboys’ big win and Dak Prescott’s MVP case