I asked for your questions to use on this week's show and you all came through big time! So we cover the gamut, from BABIP to Fankenberry to Nick Castellanos to a sack of cheeseburgers.
BYB Podcast 41 runs 1:21 and features Kurt Mensching, Rob Rogacki and Al Beaton.
- What's wrong with the Detroit Tigers?
- Trading Jacob Turner and there's no such thing as a pitching prospect.
- Ryan Raburn is placed on bereavement leave, Tigers fans make asses of themselves by continuing to make "Ra-BUM SUX!" comments.
- Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer are good at baseball.
- Meet Quintin Berry!
- Did Berry's call up make Don Kelly redundant?
- Collin Balester vs. Luke Putkonen.
- Losing Austin Jackson to injury is like losing an MVP candidate.
- Does the Tigers' BABIP show they've been unlucky?
- Where is Jhonny Peralta's power and has he turned the corner?
- Will time away from the team help Raburn out of his slump?
- Andy Dirks has a thick neck.
- Should Jackson go on the DL?
- Luke Putkonen vs. Danny Worth.
- Does Rick Porcello have a long-term future with the Tigers?
- Bullpen help from Luis Marte and Brayan Villarreal.
- What's the latest on Al Alburquerque?
- Did losing weight to play 3rd base adversely affect Miguel Cabrera's power stroke?
- Who's the most surprising member of the bullpen to this point?
- Can the starting rotation be improved?
- If the Tigers could do it over, would they sign Prince Fielder to a huge contract or spend his $23M a season on other roster holes?
- Can the Tigers win with their current roster?
- Will they need to get a player or two at the trade deadline, and at what positions?
- When and where does Nick Castellanos fit in Detroit?
- Is there enough prospect ammunition in the minor league system to pull off another Cabrera-like deal?
- Farm system bright spots.
- Name the better Berry: Quintin, Franken, or Straw?
- If this lineup were a band, would it be called "Prince Miggy and the Number 9 Hitters?"
- How many trolls do we need to sacrifice to the Baseball Gods to give the Tigers a break?
- Lightning round!
- Final thoughts with a rant!
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