After a few months off with a pandemic going on and not much to talk about, Paul and Mark return to the podcast to talk about how these last few months have gone, whether or not we will play baseball in 2020, and how this year's MLB Draft will shake out, including whether or not the Tigers will draft Spencer Torkelson (they will).
Spring training is on hiatus but that doesn't stop podcasting! Paul and Mark return to the internet waves to talk about what they learned from the abbreviated spring training, including some encouraging performances, along with telling some entertaining stories from spring trainings of the past. The duo then bring a special guest to the podcast, welcoming Erie SeaWolves assistant GM/Communications Greg Gania to the show to discuss his role with the organization, MLB's proposed contraction plan, and what he thought of the arms that were shining in Erie last summer.
After a six month break, Paul and Mark return to the podcast airwaves to talk about the re-launch of TigsTown.com, and the site's new focus as a standalone entity. After a too long explanation of the new direction, the pair dive into the 2020 TigsTown Top 50 and how that shapes up, and then discuss the 2020 off-season, and whether or not that actually exceeded relatively modest expectations. Finally, the two discuss the rumored introduction of a radical new playoff format, and if that means something broader for the game or not.
In their return to podcasting, Paul makes good on a couple month old bet and hates every minute of it. Getting into the Tigers, Paul and Mark dive into what the Tigers got in return at the trade deadline, and also what they didn't get in return at the trade deadline by not making a deal. Finally, they wrap up by discussing how far along the Tigers have come in their rebuild, and how much longer they have to go.
Paul and Mark dive deep into the Tigers 2019 MLB Draft, evaluating some of the Tigers selections, who they did (and didn't take), and their thoughts on how the strategy and approach played out. After that, a discussion on the Tigers current regime, and whether or not this rebuild can be successful under Al Avila and company.
Paul and Mark dive deep into the upcoming MLB Draft, evaluating who the Tigers like in the first round, and letting a couple different scenarios play out and predicting who the Tigers will select with their fifth overall pick. Even better, Roger sets a bet for them on who the Tigers will select. Beyond the first round pick, the two also touch on some other names to keep in mind in the later rounds and what is an ideal approach to landing talent. And not to be forgotten, an overview on how the big league club has performed so far this season, and if the Tigers need to go out and add a starting pitcher like James Shields (or Bartolo Colon).
In the latest podcast, Paul and Mark start out by sharing stores of the great teachers they've had as part of national teacher appreciation day. Getting back to baseball, they touch on who the Tigers are targeting with the fifth overall pick in next month's draft and why even with the strength of the farm in pitching, they still have to go best player available. Focusing on the Tigers current team, they dive into the team's lack of home runs early in the season and the single root cause. Finally, they wrap up with a number of listener questions, touching on Jake Rogers' early season success, Wenceel Perez's early season struggles and how much it matters.
In the latest podcast, Paul and Mark return after a month break to enjoy some beers and how Paul has the magic touch to curse a pitcher and revive an offense with a single sentence. The two then dive into why the Tigers offense has been so bad and how excited we should be about the quartet of starting pitching prospects off to good starts. They wrap up with which top 50 prospect they expect to make their big league debut next, and the listen question that gets to the ins-and-outs of ranking marginal prospects and how a fun name could matter.
In the latest podcast, Mark gloats about the third straight MSU win over U-M in basketball, before they eventually get to talking about baseball. They talk about their surprises and disappointments among those in big league spring training before pivoting to the minors where Paul has been on location the past several days and shares his thoughts. They wrap it up with a pair of listener questions around playing time at shortstop and notable player development gains.
In this episode, Paul and Mark dive into their favorite eateries and watering holes around Tigers farm teams stadiums, and rehash a couple Lakeland stories from back in the day. After Paul is done mocking Mark for being "grown-up" and "mature", they dive into baseball, tackling the reasons behind the Josh Harrison signing, which youngsters have garnered attention this spring and what is expected from rookies that are being handed playing time like Christin Stewart and Grayson Greiner. Paul and Mark wrap up with a couple reader questions, including what is success for Parker Meadows, and just how long has TigsTown been around.