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We are joined by a special guest, Travis Sawchik. We talk about his recent article about the substance use in MLB, his findings on the use of Spider Tack and other substances, thoughts how MLB is handling the situation, as well as how it potentially effects the trades that helped cost Neal Huntington his job.
First off, we talk the current 9 game losing streak of the Pirates. Things are pretty bad, but there shouldn't be too much confusion because this team was a pretty bad team heading into the year. One thing maybe not as expected was just how bad Mitch Keller has been and since he has now been sent down to Indy there has been some dialogue if that is the correct move. Jim & DiNardo tell you why it's the correct move and just who may really benefit from this not named Mitch Keller.
Baseball has finally issued their policy on their substance crackdown and last night Tyler Glasnow finds out he has a partially torn UCL and has some words for baseball. Was he right or wrong? Well, DiNardo has a bit of a rant he has to get off his chest while Jim finds fault in everyone. Meanwhile, they do come together and ultimately feel the crackdown is good for baseball.
Lastly, #RoansyDay was another fantastic day and we talk about some of the happenings and performances among the Pirates prospects.
What can we say, the Pirates got swept by the Dodgers in PNC this week. We kick off the show with out Good, Bad, & Ugly and boy did it get ugly. There's been some chatter these past few days about what to do with Bryan Reynolds. Do they extend him, trade him, or let his contract run out. We talk what the Pirates should be looking to do and if trading him should simply be out of the question. Speaking of trading, Adam Frazier is still hot and the White Sox have now lost their 2nd baseman for the season. With what seems to be a market heating up for Frazier, what can the Pirates potentially expect, who lines up well, and what will Cherington look to do?