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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Podcast: Who should be America's Team?

By Eric Karabell

Tuesday’s Baseball Today with myself, SweetSpot editor/writer Dave Schoenfield and special guest Jim Bowden was a fun one, and here are some of the reasons why!

1. If you thought baseball general managers sat around with their feet up at the beach in August, you would be wrong! Bowden explains, and tackles other topics such as the reasons for the Nationals to activate Stephen Strasburg.

2. Pirates win! Pirates win! After we get past our excitement, Dave and I discuss what should be an interesting offseason for the Buccos.

3. With the Pirates -- and perhaps Indians -- slipping out of the playoff picture, we need another America’s Team. But which team makes the most sense?

4. Adam Dunn has not had a good season, but does that have any bearing on what he does in 2012?

5. Two very large Central Division series get under way Tuesday, and we break down the matchups and the difference in importance.

Plus: Excellent emails, the amazing Alfredo Aceves, the missing Brandon Belt, the Cleveland and Atlanta bullpens and my current MVP/CY choices, all on a packed Baseball Today podcast for Tuesday!