Rich Hill is a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.
Hill has played for many teams during his career.
September 2015: In Episode 735, listener James first brought up the question of a potential contract, after Hill's three good starts for Boston in late 2015. Sam said 3 yrs/$30M, and Ben 1 yr/ $10M.
November 2015: In Episode 769, Ben and Sam discuss Rich Hill's one-year $6 million contract with the Oakland A's.
May 2016: In Episode 890, Ben and Sam start projecting Rich Hill's 2016-17 free agent contract. This is a recurring topic throughout the season; they ended at 3 yrs, $65M.
September 2016: After Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Hill after 7-perfect innings (and 89 pitches), Ben and Sam recorded an Emergency Weekend Podcast (Episode 952), during which Andy McCullough, hesitant to offer him a more than two years, said "I want to believe in the magic of Rich Hill . . . he seems like a nice guy, the best pitcher I've ever seen."
December 2016: In Episode 986, Ben and Sam discuss Hill's final contract with the Dodgers of 3 yrs/$48M.
Rich Hill suffered an arm injury in June 2019 and remained on the disabled list until September.
January 2020: In Episode 1481, Ben notes that Rich Hill signed with the Minnesota Twins, which sets up the possibility (albeit remote) of a Hill/Astudillo battery, which would combine two of the podcast's folk heroes into a single spectacle.
In the Facebook group[edit | edit source]
Hill remains alive and well in the Facebook group, frequently ruining or improving user polls (depending on your point of view) by others adding his name as an option, regardless of the topic.