Box Score Baseball Podcast: Struggling Stras

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan catch up on the latest happenings around major league baseball, discussing the impending returns of Cole Hamels and Jose Reyes, A.J. Burnett’s groin, Casey Jansen’s setback and Alex Cobb’s injury. The guys turn to the wire to highlight some replacement options including Trevor Plouffe, Danny Espinosa, and a couple of two-start pitchers for Week 4.  The Good, the Bad and the Upside continues with a look at Giancarlo Stanton, Stephen Strasburg and George Springer, before the show closes with a dip into the mailbag.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – Struggling Stras

News and Notes

  • Down goes Cobb (and team Bretsky)
  • Cole Hamels (shoulder) on the mend, set to return Wednesday vs. LAD
  • A.J. Burnett pitching (well) through injury
  • Jose Reyes eyeing a weekend return
  • Brandon Phillips (back) makes and early exit
  • Doug Fister targeting a May 7 return
  • Casey Jansen (back) shut down while Sergio Santos blows up
  • Shane Victorino (hamstring) to begin a rehab assignment

Waiver Wire

  • Jose Valverde looks shaky, who’s next?
  • Targeting the Twins: Trevor Plouffe, Brian Dozier, Chris Collabello
  • Two-start pitcher: Zach McAllister, Jason Hammel, Kyle Gibson, Miguel Gonzalez

The Good, the Bad and the Upside

  • Giancarlo Stanton continues to mash
  • Stephen Strasburg struggles
  • Hype Machine: George Springer


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