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
The hosts also discuss Jon Moxley’s and Dom Mysterio’s futures
Plus, reacting to recent trailers for ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’
KOC and Nick also debate whether anyone else can win Rookie of the Year besides Evan Mobley and look at who’s going to the Finals this season