After a break the Tarp Talk Gang is back. It’s another intimate show and it is a hour of just us. Straight, no chaser.
We talk about the good and bad of the first half. Wiers, Wishinsky, and Torres get into a spirited discussion. That is followed up by second half predictions, small bit on trade options, Fuendependence, and the DTOTW. As always, we hope you enjoy.
The Gang is back for another episode of Tarp Talk. This week we are joined by our good friend Jason “I am not even going to try to spell his name.” We talk about Kurt Suzuki, Chris Carter, Bob Geren and other things Athletics related. After that we get into a discussion about television shows and how the British do it right. After that, it gets a litte wacky. Which Tarp Talker is which Beatle? Is Vin Scully over-rated? Which MLP pony is Wiers? And other general fun.
We close out the with the DTOTW as always and say hello. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Tarp Talk is back for another week. It’s an intimate show, no guest, just the four of us talking about various things that happened over the last couple of weeks.
We start out by talking about who else? Not not Jai Miller, but Josh Reddick. Is this season for real or is he just getting lucky? Next we talk about the possible roster crunch coming up with both ManRam and Cespedes soon to hit the lineup? Who get’s optioned? DFA’d to oblivion? And we give Wiers a couple of minutes to rant about The Bunt in the last game of the Twins – A’s series.
We finish up with the DTOTW and say goodbye. Stay tuned after the show for a pretty good, in my opinion, 20+ minute discussion between Wiers and Wishinsky (I have no feeling about such subject and Alan was kidnapped by robots) about WPA and leverage index.
The Tarp Talk gang is back for another week of Oakland A’s baseball talk! We start off by tackling Jarrod Parker and what we like and don’t like. Also, what have you thought of him. The conversation moves on to injuries (this is an Oakland A’s podcast, of course) and how they affect the team. We talk about the surprises that Reddick / Gomes / Inge have been so far and how awesome Reddick’s hair is and how good Gomes has been. We finish up talking about how we wish to see Seth Smith get more playing time and what’s going to happen when ManRam comes back.
We are joined this week by Kyle Boddy ( @drivelinebases ) to talk about the more technical side of baseball. What’s good/bad about Tyson Ross? Is Sonny Gray just Rich Harden 2.0? Will the Indians actually win the Central this year?
We, as always, close out with the DTOTW and say our goodbyes. Enjoy!
We bring you an intimate show. No guests and no Wiers. Yes this is a couple of weeks behind as the A’s did get Inge (Wishinsky scooped us all), Donaldson was sent down (we all agreed), and we no longer have three Aussies (I haz a sad). But we still talk about what ails FDLS and praise the arm of Reddick and how much Cespedes has already improved. You also get to hear what kind of excitement David Wright can bring to the team. Enjoy!
The Tarp Talk gang is back with their weekly show. This week they are joined by the Prospect Czar and host of the Up and In Podcast, Kevin Goldstein (@Kevin_Goldstein) of Baseball Prospectus.
Before the guys talk with Kevin, they get into a recap of the Japan series. What they liked and didn’t like. Who they thought the last three cuts to the roster would be (kudos to Alan for calling it before it actually happened), who they thought would breakout this year and who they thought was over hyped.
Then Kevin comes on and the fun starts. We get a run down of some of the things he saw at Papago while the A’s were in Japan, including a story about how he was almost run over by the biggest Korean he’s ever seen. He talks about Cespedes and why he thought the contract was “brilliant.” After that it’s on to Sean Doolittle, Graham Godfrey and Tyson Ross, Michael Ynoa, and even a little video game talk.
It’s been a while, yes, but the Tarp Talk gang is back. A little late but the guys talk about possible winners of the closer spot (now Balfour, phew) , and what the rest of the roster should look like, and how small the plane seats are for Wishinsky.
We, actually I Spencer, apologize for this getting to you guys so late. I’ve had to deal with some family stuff, which as I hope you will understand, took some precedence over this. We have in no way abandoned this. We all love doing this very much. Stay tuned as the season gets under way, we have some very unique and fun things planned. As well as some kick ass guests for you guys. All designed to bring you the A’s in a way that will not only entertain, but inform you. Again, my apologies, and I, and we, look forward to sharing this season with you. Go A’s!
(Who’s staying up all night for the game? Raise your hand! /raises both hands)
Finally! After two weeks and countless problems with technology (even a power outage!) the Tarp Talk gang is back with Episode 11 (or 11A, but in reality 13 … hence the problems?). Of course we have to talk about Scott Sizemore and the possible replacements and the storylines we are following during Spring Training. This week we are joined by Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory ( @DSzymborski ). Dan comes on and talks about the ZiPS projections for the Athletics this season. Who he sees as a possible over/under achievers. He also lends his opinion on what that thing is in Miami. After that we do the DTOTW and say our goodbyes.
The gang is back! After a week off where there was no real news Tarp Talk returns this week. Of course we had to talk about the Yoenis Cespedes signing. What does this do for the outfield depth chart? Is another trade imminent? What kind of player is he going to be? And of course, we also had to talk about Coco Crisp, and we probably talked about him way too much. And there is a little Manny Ramirez talk in there as well. After that it’s the Dumb Tweet of The Week, as always, and a preview of what to expect from each of us in the upcoming week.
If you wish to send us a question or just want to say hello, the podcast can be found on Twitter (@TarpTalk) and via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. As always thank you for listening.
The Tarp Talk gang goes to the farm in this episode (literally and figuratively)! This week we are joined by Jason Parks ( @ProfessorParks ) to talk about the Rangers. Of course now when you talk about the Rangers you have to talk about Yu Darvish, which is what Jason so kindly does. What kind of pitcher can he be? How does the NPB stack up to MLB? Does he really have 12 pitches? All of these plus questions about the starting rotation, moving guys from bullpen to the starting rotation, and Mike Olt are talked about.