The Red Sox are tired of relying on Daniel Nava. (AP)
After taking a week off for the NHL Playoffs, RotoRob Fantasy Baseball Weekly Podcast, heard every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio, returned this week with a special episode. Not only was RotoRob reunited with RotoRob.com NFL Editor Vaney Hariri, but they were joined by guest Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
A spirited discussion ensued, covering topics as diverse as:
- Kudos to Hockey Editor Chris Wassel for another fantastic season of NHL coverage on RotoRob.com.
- Michael Pineda will not appeal his 10-game suspension for mistaking pine tar with cologne.
- Bob tells us about the NLBM’s new Hall of Game initiative.
- Institutional racism no longer keeps blacks out of the game; now, it’s supply and demand, he explains.
- Bob talked about some of the MLB black superstars that began their careers in the Negro League, like Willie Mays.
- It wasn’t until 1975 that Frank Robinson became the first black manager in MLB history.
- Vaney wonders how we get back to the point where the players are more important than the numbers.
- Bob regales us with tales of how powerful Josh Gibson was.
- Watching the broadcasters tabulate Yunel Escobar’s ill-fated at-bat Tuesday and the seeing the umpires come to a different conclusion only added to the black eye baseball took on this embarrassing instant replay episode.
- We dissect White Sox ace Chris Sale’s injury and how worried you should be.
- You probably missed your chance to pick up Martin Perez.
- Corey Kluber is sure to be a popular waiver wire pick this week.
- Miguel Cabrera is coming around, thereby slamming shut that buy-low window.
- All the gains Curtis Granderson made with the Yankees seem to have been given back with the Mets.
- Two struggling squads squared off as the Diamondbacks and Cubs met on Thursday.
- Carlos Gomez is the new leadoff hitter in Milwaukee.
- Vaney talks about Joba Chamberlain’s emotions getting in the way of his potential.
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