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
Buffalo’s superstar quarterback was firing on all cylinders in the team’s win over the Dolphins, which reaffirmed the Bills’ position in the top tier of the AFC. Plus, the Eagles have issues, Lamar Jackson is quietly in peak form, Zach Wilson finally flashed potential, awards, and more.
Sheil and Ben break down the Eagles’ issues on both sides of the ball
Plus, Brian takes a moment to pay tribute to Tim Wakefield
Boston Gets Jrue Holiday, Zach Wilson’s Alive, Belichick’s in Trouble, Buffalo’s Cruising, and Week 5 Lines
Bill and Ryen evaluate the Blazers-Celtics trade and discuss its impact on the Eastern Conference, and Cousin Sal joins to break down all the Week 4 NFL games
Verno and KOC discuss how this trade will affect the Celtics, and KOC shares his experience at the U2 concert
The Europeans leave Rome with a 16.5-to-11.5 win, a sense of camaraderie, and a splendid captain in Luke Donald. The U.S. side leaves with … well, who knows?