Karl Ravech says there's no margin for error with the Angels in the AL West and the news of Griffin Canning undergoing an MRI on his elbow raises a yellow flag for the team (1:17). Plus, he and Buster discuss Madison Bumgarner dodging rodeo questions and what's going on with the Red Sox investigation. Later, Pedro Gomez joins the pod to talk about his son Rio Gomez's first spring training outing and managers in new places (25:26).
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Madison Bumgarner showed the Arizona Diamondbacks he's more than a rodeo star.
Step away from social media, Astros players! That's David Schoenfield's advice as Houston continues to take heat. He and Buster also hit on the energy Gerrit Cole is bringing to Yankees camp, the status of James Paxton and Luis Severino, and how the Red Sox's rotation is shaping up (3:54). Later, Sarah Langs hops on to discuss the Braves attempting to replace Josh Donaldson's production, the White Sox taking a jump in win total and her thoughts on the Cubs' lineup construction (19:47).
The Arizona Diamondbacks knew Madison Bumgarner lives on a ranch but were unaware of his recently revealed side career as a rodeo participant.
Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders, and he won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December, according to a story published Sunday by The Athletic.
From names you'd forgotten all about to others you still need to learn, here's one player to track in every spring training camp.
Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley won the final salary arbitration case of the year, leaving teams with a 7-5 advantage over players.
After all the heat off the diamond, we've finally got action on it -- along with a look at a key issue each team will sort out on the field.
Tim Kurkjian demands to talk baseball, so he and Buster hit on Miles Mikolas missing the start of the season, the continuing drama with Nolan Arenado and the Rockies, and the Reds and the Diamondbacks at the NL's most improved teams. Later, Hembo drops by to discuss Buster's proposal to censure the Astros' World Series.
Looking at all 30 clubs, don't be shocked when these comeback candidates and rising rookies make their teams.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Weird seeing Madison Bumgarner wearing an Az jersey. Watch him take his first throws in the bullpen as a Diamondback.
Imagine a baseball world with no trades, no free agents and no switching teams after a player is drafted or signed. What would your team look like?
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake has a fracture on his non-throwing wrist but still hopes to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.
Can Christian Yelich match his OPS from last year? Will Manny Machado improve his WAR in Year 2 with the Padres? We play the NL numbers game.
As players start reporting to spring training this week, the fans of every team have something or somebody to focus on.
Adding four teams? Picking opponents? Our experts weigh in on possible changes to the postseason, and they suggest a few fixes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a four-year contract extension with shortstop Nick Ahmed, the team announced Monday.
Is Vegas selling the Diamondbacks short? How about the Twins and Indians? Buster Olney rolls the dice and makes some picks.
It's official: Mookie Betts and David Price are off to Los Angeles. Buster Olney gives his thoughts on the trade with the help of Tim Kurkjian (6:23), along with conversation on the move from the perspective of the Twins and Angels, the Mets sale, if the Astros understand how they'll be treated on the road, and why Tim thinks Pete Rose's latest attempt to be reinstated won't go anywhere. Later, Paul Hembekides stops by to sort through season win totals (25:12) and the guys close with #BleacherTweets (35:01).
The Giants and infielder Wilmer Flores have reached an agreement on a multiyear deal, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
The Diamondbacks signed four players to minor league contracts Monday: outfielder Jon Jay, pitcher Edwin Jackson, catcher John Hicks and outfielder Trayce Thompson.
Pat Valaika is back with the Orioles, who claimed the infielder off waivers from Arizona after the Diamondbacks took him from Baltimore earlier this month.
Which teams have the mightiest batting orders? Our answers will surprise you as we rank them all, 1 through 30.