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
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Rosenberg talks to Shawn Michaels about NXT’s roster, and Trick Williams joins to talk about his crazy backstory
Plus, Tate and Wosny Lambre debate whether it’s time for the Warriors to make a trade
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House and Sharp reveal where the value lies in betting on Colts-Titans before breaking down the biggest matchup of the week in 49ers-Eagles