Podcast: Second Half Preview
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This week’s episode of RotoRob’s Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast (heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. on Blogtalkradio) began inauspiciously, with Buck pulling his Alvin the Chipmunk imitation and Tim missing in action for the first 10 minutes of the show as he frantically drove around looking for gummy bears. But like troopers, we fought through and wound up churning out yet another informative and entertaining Fantasy baseball Podcast, this week focusing to a large extent on our second half predictions.
We covered a veritable cornucopia of topics, including:
- A promo for the 2012 Fantasy Football Guide (watch for more details about that fine publication on the site over the next few days).
- An explanation to tardy Tim of the adventures he missed in the early part of the show.
- Buck’s most recent reminiscing session — about the old no-hit, no-field Dodgers.
- Tim’s prediction that Eric Hosmer will tear it up in the second half.
- RotoRob’s call that Alexei Ramirez will light it up in the second half.
- Buck talks up Adrian Gonzalez for a monster second half.
- Has Felix Doubront been Boston’s best pitcher so far?
- Drew Storen as one of our RP second-half sleeper picks.
- The chances of the Cleveland Indians remaining in the AL Central race.
- Buck’s assertion that the Red Sox will mash enough to overcome their bad pitching and squeak into the playoffs.
- How the Stephen Strasburg innings count watch will affect the Washington Nationals’ chances of winning the NL East.
- Can the Reds make some noise in the playoffs with their one-two punch of Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos?
- How Tim Lincecum could be the most important player in baseball in the second half.
- Changes in the back end of the bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers.
- The risk Mark Appel has taken by opting to go back to college instead of signing with the Pirates.
- The ramifications of the Comerica Park bomb threat and whether spectators should be informed of the threat in such a situation.
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