It's episode three of the Bless You Boys Podcast!
The BYB podcast is a roundtable discussion between the site editors. This week features Kurt Mensching, Al Beaton, Allison Hagen, Matt Wallace, and David Tokarz. As always, the editors cover the gamut when it comes to the past week of Detroit Tigers baseball.
Podcast odds and ends:
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On most weeks, the release time for the podcast will be either Thursday or Friday morning, depending upon when the Tigers' getaway day game is played that week.
Topics covered in episode three include:
Jim Leyland: There is a rising anti-Jim Leyland sentiment, where is this headed? What was the point of his F-bomb filled rant over being second guessed?
Phil Coke to the DL, and the resulting fallout with the pitching staff: Is Andrew Oliver in the bigs to stay? What do we expect from Adam Wilk? Robbie Weinhart, what happened? Is relief pitching Charlie Furbush's long-term future? Enrique Gonzalez up, Brayan Villarreal down, uh...why? When Coke returns, should he be kept in the rotation?
Upcoming roster move: Who should be worried? Wells? Dirks? Schlereth?
Andy Dirks: Is Dirks just another Clete Thomas, or is there more to his game? Will he remain the defacto 4th outfielder?
Carlos Guillen to 60 day DL: Just procedural at this point. There isn’t any way he returns, is there?
We have a ton of questions from the BYB community, including: What direction could the Tigers go in the draft? Which traded/released player would you like to have back? Where's the Dave Dombrowski criticism? Who will sustain their current level of play and who will regress? What to do with Brandon Inge? What is the pitching staff going to look like over the remainder of the season?
Allison is even more sick and tired of rain outs, Matt is truly upset with the bullpen, David throws out a managing scenario to see what sticks, Kurt rails against ridiculous trade proposals and Al issues a warning.
You can download the MP3 here, and a streaming version is posted under the jump.