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Box Score Baseball Podcast: Blame It on the Rain

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan take a trip around a rainy week of MLB action, covering injuries to Bryce Harper, Chris Davis, Ryan Braun and Michael Pineda. The guys attempt to gauge Manny Machado’s value upon his return to the lineup and play a little game of Buy/Sell/Hold with some struggling studs. The boys also hit the waiver wire, discuss daily pitching strategies and jump into another edition of The Good, the Bad and the Upside before closing out the show with some questions from the listeners.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Blame It on the Rain

News and Notes

  • Bryce Harper out two months following thumb surgery
  • Chris Davis, Jason Kipnis, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ryan Braun all deal with injuries
  • MannyMachado set to return
  • Doug Fister and Hisashi Iwakuma making progress

Buy/Sell/Hold

  • Pedro Alvarez
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Jason Heyward
  • Carlos Santana
  • Allen Craig
  • Martin Perez
  • Homer Bailey
  • Shelby Miller

Fix My Team!

  • Mark plays the matchups with his pitching

Waiver Wire

  • Top options out on the wire

The Good, the Bad and the Upside

  • Jose Abreu continues to mash
  • Prince Fielder has a month to forget
  • Is Trevor Bauer on his way up?

Mailbag!

The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

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