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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Podcast: Bell, Reyes, playoff rotations

By David Schoenfield

We crammed an hour's worth of discussion into just more than 30 minutes on Wednesday's Baseball Today with Jim Bowden. Among the topics:

1. Is there actually any chance the Rockies and Astros will complete a trade for Wandy Rodriguez?

2. Jim breaks down the Arizona-Toronto trade and we try and figure out what Kirk Gibson will do with his new infielders.

3. Bartolo Colon struggled again, so how would Jim align the Yankees' postseason rotation right now? And would Detroit start Justin Verlander on three days' rest? Hey, it's never too early to talk about the playoffs!

4. Jim explains why the Padres are unlikely to trade Heath Bell.

5. How important is the final month for Jose Reyes?

Plus: User emails, Jered Weaver's new contract, can Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw bring home some big hardware and more, all on Baseball Today.