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Podcast Zero: The BYB podcast gets rebooted

The Detroit Tigers have been busy: they became sellers at the MLB trade deadline and traded away David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria for prospects, and then Mike Ilitch "released" Dave Dombrowski from his contract and replaced him with new GM Al Avila. Hookslide and Rob Rogacki talk about these recent events, as well as the rebooting of the podcast and plans for the future.

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We were gone for a minute -- or two months, who's counting? -- but now we're back! The podcast formerly known as The Bless You Boys Podcast has returned with a vengeance, and just in time to weigh in on the most tumultuous week in Detroit Tigers baseball in recent memory.

Topics in this episode include:

  • What happened to the podcast?
  • Dave Dombrowski's unceremonious "release" on Tuesday
  • Why wasn't the Ilitch family involved in Al Avila's introductory press conference?
  • Why was Dombrowski allowed to manage the trade deadline instead of Avila?
  • Will Avila be able to fill Dombrowski's shoes as general manager?
  • The trade deadline, and how the new players fit in to the Tigers' system
  • What's wrong with Justin Verlander?
  • Listener questions!
  • Do the Tigers have a chance in 2015?

We also want you to name our podcast, and we're bribing you to do so! The generous folks at Don Kelly T-Shirts are offering up some free swag -- both a t-shirt of your choice, as well as some Rod and Jim coozies -- to the person that comes up with the best name for our podcast, chosen by Hookslide and Rob. Don Kelly T-Shirts aren't just DKB all the time, though. They are also the masterminds behind awesome stuff like this, so be sure to check them out!

Don Kelly T-Shirts

Last but not least, a special thanks to: Colin O'Keefe of Lookout Landing, Josh Nelson and Jim Margalus of South Side Sox, and Jeffrey Paternostro of Amazin' Avenue.

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