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If it’s Monday on the Baseball Today podcast then it’s most definitely a Power Rankings day, and let’s just say the lists for Mark Simon and me were different and a nice change as we also recapped the busy weekend.
1. The Pirates, Angels, Tigers and Cardinals were among the contenders that didn’t have great weekends, but what did that mean for their standing in the Power Rankings?
2. The Yankees lost their top starting pitcher and replaced him with an Indians castoff. Well, that’s not exactly what happened, but are the Yankees playoff locks?
3. Mark tells us which outfields are the best defensively, and also discusses the year of the immediate impact rookies.
4. Our emailers discuss another metric proving Mike Trout’s worth, the rookie-laden Athletics and how the Blue Jays are not feeling the Carpenter love.
5. Monday’s schedule features a new Yankee in the rotation, an interesting pitcher’s duel in San Francisco and the amazing Mike Fiers heads back to the mound.
So download and listen to Monday’s Baseball Today podcast, because we’re the show with two producers! And they both speak!