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Summary[]

Ben and Sam discuss the velocity losses of some of baseball’s best starters, then talk about whether players should have prophylactic appendectomies.

Topics[]

  • Pitcher velocity loss
  • Appendectomies

Banter[]

  • Following up on a discussion from Episode 186, Casper Wells was traded by the Blue Jays to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.
  • In a follow up from Episode 185, the Atlantic League is implementing many initiatives to shorten the length of games. Teams have to file a report when a game goes longer than 2 hours 45 minutes.

Notes[]

  • Justin Verlander's velocity typically increases the later he gets into starts.
  • Jason Heyward had an appendectomy on Monday night.
  • Ben wonders, would it be worth it for players to have appendectomies in the offseason to avoid potential time lost during the season?

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