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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Podcast: Will Marlins contend in NL East?

By Eric Karabell

Here are the top five reasons why you just can't miss Wednesday's awesome Baseball Today podcast with myself and Keith Law, giants in every sense of the word:

1. We look back at the pitcher's duel in South Florida, and wonder if the Marlins are even better than we thought.

2. Is this finally the year Reds right-hander Homer Bailey puts it all together? Keith says it wouldn't be such a surprise, and recalls Bailey's draft day value. Plus, who is Bailey's veteran comp?

3. Is it better to be a tall pitcher than a short one? Speaking as two tall baseball analysts, we've got the inside scoop!

4. Hmmm, Rafael Soriano needs an MRI on his elbow ... oh to be a fly on the wall when Brian Cashman discusses his feelings on the matter.

5. We finally get to an interesting email about lineup construction, the myths, the truths and the Ryan Theriots.

Plus: How Albert Pujols fell through the cracks, what should be done with struggling Aroldis Chapman and a comprehensive look at what's on tap for Wednesday's action, all on Baseball Today!