We run through the list of stars to go down with injuries in the last two weeks and wonder what kind of effect it has on both the playoff run and the playoffs themselves (1:16). Then, FanGraphs writer Jay Jaffe joins to discuss team entropy—the idea that we should root for chaos in playoff and wild-card berths as the season wraps up (23:18). Finally, Ben Lindbergh joins to give out awards to the least-recognized players of the 2019 season (43:56).
The Late-Season Injury Epidemic: How Injuries to Christian Yelich, Javy Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and José Ramirez Could Affect the Playoff Race
Plus, awards to the least-recognized players of the 2019 season
Bryan and David discuss ‘Peril,’ the newest book from the legendary journalist
Keyshawn Johnson and Bob Glauber join Bakari to talk about their new book, ‘The Forgotten First,’ which highlights the careers of the first Black NFL players
Lamar Finally Beats Mahomes, Plus the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe From NFL Week 2 With Jonathan Vilma
Ryen also shares some thoughts from the weekend in college football