Episode 11 – R.I.P. Wiers

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.

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Time: 49:08

  • Introduction
  • Sizemore is injured. What now?
  • Adam Rosales or Eric Sogard – who is the better third baseman?
  • What key spring training story lines are we all following?
  • Does Yoenis Cespedes start right away?
  • Dan Szymborski talks A’s and ZiPS
  • Dumb Tweet of the Week
  • Future writing plans for the Tarp Talk Crew

Links
How will Mariners replace injured center field Franklin Gutierrez? by Geoff Baker
The ZiPS Projections for the Oakland A’s

Episode 8 – I Was DH’d For In High School

 

Tarp Talk is back for Episode 8! This week we are joined by Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing fame. Jeff comes on and talks to us about furry animals in his hands, how he felt about the Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda trade, what the Mariners should do with Felix Hernandez, the upcoming season can be, just how bad the Astros are, and Ken Griffey Jr.’s napping schedule. If you wish to follow Jeff, and you really should, he can be found @LookoutLanding. After that the guys launch into the usual silly stuff with the Dumb Tweet of The Week and say their collective goodbyes.

As always we thank you for listening. If you want to follow the hosts on Twitter you can. They can be found at @cuppingmaster (Alan), @davidwiers (self-explanatory), @tvprcretireplan (Wishinsky), and @oakfaninva (Spencer).  The podcast can be found on Twitter @TarpTalk. Have questions, comments, concerns, or reasonably phrased complaints? Send them to tarptalkpodcast(at)gmail(dot)com and they just might be answered on the show! Hope you enjoy the show!

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Time: 40:09

  • Introduction
  • Jeff Sullivan of Lookout Landing joins us!
  • He shares his thoughts on Pineda/Montero
  • Fielder coming to the PNW make sense?
  • Is it rational or irrational to trade King Felix?
  • M’s heavy on pitching prospects, light on hitting prospects. What next?
  • How does the Kevin Millwood signing look?
  • Dumb Tweet of the Week

Links
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times: Short-term deal for Prince Fielder makes no sense for Mariners