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Podcast: Great throws, Power Rankings

8/22/2011

Eric Karabell is on vacation this week, leaving yours truly on the Baseball Today podcast. As usual, Mark Simon was on Monday and we somehow kept the show under an hour. Hey, it was a busy weekend!

1. The Tigers swept the Indians and we talked about Austin Jackson's awesome throw on Sunday. You won't believe how rare this play was.

2. Thoughts on Jered Weaver's new deal. As long as the Angels have Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout in the outfield, Weaver should be terrific.

3. Mark has some thoughts on the AL Rookie of the Year race and disses my man Michael Pineda. But what about Ivan Nova?

4. It's Monday, so that means Power Rankings. Are the Tampa Bay Rays underrated? (Yes they are, I say!)

5. Reader email: Pitchers who dominated at home, WAR and John Lackey's bad ERA but good record.

Plus: Brian Wilson's injury, thoughts on the Cubs, Freddie Freeman's throw, Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters and previewing Monday's action. Whew.