RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 08/24/2014

Episode 158

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is now live!

Jason Collette and Nicholas Minnix discuss, among other items, Rusney Castillo and his impact on the Boston Red Sox’s roster; the Arizona Diamondbacks’ infield; the Oakland Athletics’ recent bevy of transactions, including the acquisition of Geovany Soto and deactivation of Sean Doolittle; Mike Fiers; Justin Verlander, as well as the mess at the back end of the Detroit Tigers’ rotation; Tim Lincecum; Jacob Turner; Manny Machado; and, of course, a few two-turn pitchers.

As usual, don’t hesitate to tweet us or comment with fantasy questions so that we may answer them on our next episode.

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Thanks to Ian Miller, aka Teen Archer, for the intro/outro music. Approximately 55 minutes of joyous analysis.

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Nicholas Minnix oversaw baseball content for six years at KFFL, where he held the loose title of Managing Editor for seven and a half before he joined FanGraphs. He played in both Tout Wars and LABR from 2010 through 2014. Follow him on Twitter @NicholasMinnix.

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Great stuff as always. An idea for your next show — you mentioned in this podcast how the Brewers COULD go to a six man rotation with expanded rosters. How about doing some speculation around the league about some possible PT changes for big names (including things like skipping a rotation slot and 6 man rotations). For example,

Do you think LA will give HanRam more rest when they bring up Guerrero?

Will Rizzo take a seat a time or two for the Cubs young studs.

Will Pujols sit some for Cron?

Any others come to mind?

Another topic – surprise productivity from the DL for September. For example will Molina be a better catcher than Russel when he comes back? Will Votto be more productive than Carter (in an OBP league)?


^ Russel Martin