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MLB Radio Archives: 04/2007
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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Apr 30, 2007
Leading Off

Central reporter Jim Molony on the death of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock and whether Brandon Inges home run on Sunday will spark the Tigers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Rick Hummel remembers the life of Josh Hancock and describes how the clubhouse is handling the news

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss whether the return of Angels third baseman Chone Figgins will have an impact on your lineup and if recently called-up Astros center fielder Hunter Pence is worth a pickup

Bottom Line

Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach on the passing of Josh Hancock and the effect it is having on the clubhouse
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo looks back at who had the best week in the Minors and why Hunter Pence should stick around for a while in Houston
Sports Weekly's Paul White on how the Yankees will recover after a tough April and whether Sammy Sosa's batting average will continue to rise
Former All-Star closer Goose Gossage explains how pitch counts have changed the way relievers are used in the game today

Under the Lights

Reds reporter Mark Sheldon talks about Josh Hamilton's hot start, Ken Griffey Jr.'s health status and why the club is retiring Dave Concepcion's number
MLB.com Fantasy 411 host Cory Schwartz gives tips on when to pick up pitchers and why he always favors hitters over pitchers on the waiver wire
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding looks at Troy Tulowitzki's recent play and explains why Kaz Matsui will have his job at second base waiting for him when he returns from injury

  Apr 27, 2007
Leading Off

UTL host Peter McCarthy discusses the Giants' recent winning ways and the hot start of Nationals pitcher Shawn Hill
Dave Check of MLB Productions previews the new TWIB with segments profiling the Devil Rays and Gary Sheffield's first home run
Rockies first-base coach Glenallen Hill discusses his aspirations to one day manage a team and how some organizations move young players up to the Majors too quickly

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss whether Bartolo Colon is worth trading for and whether the debut of Phil Hughes warrants a start on your team

Bottom Line

The Final Season stars Powers Boothe and Rachael Leigh Cook talks about their new movie and the true story on which it is based
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on how the Major League debuts of Brandon Wood and Phil Hughes went and which prospects have been shining this week
As pitcher Dallas Braden on making his Major League debut this week and what it was like to earn his first win
Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione on how Jonathan Papelbon has emerged as one of the top closers in the game and how Dice-K will perform in his New York debut
Seth Everett and Jim Leyritz break down what the Yankees have to do to win some games from Boston this weekend

Under the Lights

Senior writer Buster Olney of ESPN the Magazine on the information that could be gathered from Kirk Radomoski regarding steroid use and the troubles in the Bronx
Houston Chronicle reporter Brian McTaggart talks about where Hunter Pence can fit in the Astros lineup and the impact they hope he will have on their stagnant offense
Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan on how quickly Sammy Sosa found his swing and whether Eric Gagne will return to fill the closer's role

  Apr 26, 2007
Leading Off

Vinny Micucci and John Marzano discuss the Curt Schilling bloody-sock scandal and share their impressions
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson on how Manny Acta has started off and updates injuries to Nook Logan and Nick Johnson
Reds center fielder Ryan Freel discusses his all-out style of play and what it is like replacing Ken Griffey Jr. in center field

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of Research for Protrade.com Jeffrey Ma discusses how Brett Myers' move to the bullpen affects his value and how Ian Kinsler compares to Chase Utley in the market

Bottom Line

Correspondent Brian McRae on why Alfonso Sorianos move to left field didnt come sooner and how confident a healthy Barry Bonds looks at the plate
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo on which prospects have been struggling this week
KOGO radios Craig Elsten breaks down Jake Peavys dominating start to the season and the effect Greg Maddux's experience has had on the Padres pitchers

Under the Lights

Leading Off host Vinny Micucci sums up Phil Hughes' debut and where he thinks the blame falls for Mark Priors injury
National reporter Mike Bauman gives his take on the Curt Schilling sock scandal and talks about the importance of Ben Sheets to the Brewers rotation
Braves reporter Mark Bowman on John Smoltz's contract extension and how it affects the team's payroll

  Apr 25, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Brian McRae discusses Torii Hunters gift to the Royals for beating the Tigers last season and the Cubs' recent struggles
Rockies pitcher Jason Hirsh discusses his season in Colorado so far and what it's like to pitch in Coors Field in a live edition of Players Talk

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss Randy Johnson's return to the hill and the injuries to Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher

Bottom Line

Correspondent Fred Claire on Alex Rodriguezs historic month and how the season will end up for Eric Gagne and Mariano Rivera
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo follows the progress of prospects Philip Hughes and Adam Miller in this weeks installment of Climbing the Ladder
Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood on Travis Hafner's ability to take over a game and C.C. Sabathia's leadership in the clubhouse

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz shares his impressions on tomorrows starting Yankees pitcher Philip Hughes and what he feels the Cubs should do with Mark Prior
Six-time Gold Glover J.T. Snow talks about his close involvement with the Giants these days and shares the moments he looks back on and the legacy he hopes he left behind
New York Daily News reporter Adam Rubin on Mike Pelfreys early struggles on the mound and whether the Mets will juggle the lineup to make up for David Wrights lack of power these days

  Apr 24, 2007
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 24 de abril de 2007

Leading Off

Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about the Yankees' starting-pitching struggles and the decision to bring up Phillip Hughes to pitch Thursday
Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson on Jim Leyland's comments that the team is playing poorly and how Placido Polanco makes the team go
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert previews Randy Johnson's return to the mound tonight and what happens to Micah Owings when he returns from the DL

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Phillies reporter Ken Mandel talks about Brett Myers' move to the bullpen and how many save opportunities he will get

Bottom Line

WFAN Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti on how Chien-Ming Wang couldn't have come back at a better time for the depleted staff and how A-Rod's historic tear has been fun to watch
Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins talks about the team's talented young infield and what Jeff Suppan's experience does for the pitching staff
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo on Ryne Sandberg's desire to manage in the Majors and whether Phillip Hughes is ready for his big-league debut
National reporter Barry Bloom on how the Giants' rotation has remained healthy and why the Yankees' staff has been decimated so badly by injuries
Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins discusses sharing the infield with Todd Helton and how tough the NL West competition can be

Under the Lights

Author and official scorer Howie Karpin talks about his new book Yankees Essential and how one goes about becoming a Major League official scorer
Sam Betesh of Fox Sports recaps today's wild game in Anaheim and what improvements the Angels need to make to compete in the AL West
Heiss the Fan stops by to share his feelings about the Phillies' latest pitching moves and their 4-game winning streak
Twins reporter Kelly Thesier on Johan Santana's shaky start in April and the repercussions Torii Hunter faced for sending champagne to the Royals

  Apr 23, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Kevin Winter checks in with the East Report on the latest in the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry and how good a job the Orioles did building their bullpen
Author Peter Golenbock of the book 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel talks about the controversy surrounding his book and what Mantle was like as a person

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz on Cole Hamels' emergence as a fantasy performer and the seriousness of Eric Gagne's injury

Bottom Line

Actress and designer Alyssa Milano talks about her new "Touch" line of baseball team-related clothing for women and how her Dodgers are looking this year
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston takes a look at which players had the best week in the Minor Leagues
Sports Weekly's Paul White on why Mariano Rivera has been struggling and whether the Giants will be able to compete in the NL West
Angels reporter Lyle Spencer talks about the need to protect Vladimir Guerrero in the lineup and the impact Bartolo Colon has on the rotation
Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday on what it's like to be surrounded by so many young, talented hitters in the Colorado lineup

Under the Lights

MLB.com Fantasy 411 host Mike Siano discusses the impact a no-hitter will have on a pitcher's fantasy value and what you should do if you have Mark Prior on your roster
A's reporter Mychael Urban talks about Nick Swisher improving his swing and the seriousness of Milton Bradley's injury
Braves reporter Mark Bowman on how Tim Hudson has bounced back and returned to form this season and how long he thinks Bobby Cox will stay on as manager

  Apr 20, 2007
Leading Off

Newark Star-Ledger Yankees reporter Ed Price previews the teams first trip up to Boston and provides an injury update
Dave Check of MLB Productions previews This Week in Baseball including a feature on the Dodgers amazing come-from-behind win against the Padres in 2006
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding gives the Feelin Good, Feelin Clean Report on the Rockies extending the contracts of Dan ODowd and Clint Hurdle and looks at the progress of Randy Johnsons comeback

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz look at the seriousness of Felix Hernandez's arm injury and how valuable Henry Owens can be as a closer

Bottom Line

A's pitcher Chad Gaudin on why he loves pitching in Oakland and what its like to watch Rich Harden and Dan Haren work
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on how well the rehab stints of Chien-Ming Wang and Randy Johnson went this week
Red Sox manager Terry Francona addresses the media prior to the weekend series with the Yankees at Fenway
Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash on his role in the promotion in which front-office members take on game day staff roles and how important the young nucleus of position players is to the future success of the club
Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch and Boston correspondent Mike Petraglia preview the series in Fenway in the MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend

Around the Minors

Red Sox manager Terry Francona takes questions from the media following their 7-6 win over the Yankees
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling addresses the media after the game
Red Sox pitcher Hideki Okajima talks with the media following his big save at Fenway
Correspondent Jim Leyritz reacts to Mariano Rivera's second blown save in a week and talks about Alex Rodriguez's power display so far
Mariners reporter Jim Street on how long we can expect to see Felix Rodriguez on the DL
Philadelphia Daily News national reporter Paul Hagen talks about the status of the Phillies' bullpen and Charlie Manuel's future as manager

  Apr 19, 2007
Leading Off

WIP radio host Howard Eskin talks about his recent confrontation with Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and whether the manager will be fired soon
Former umpire and current actor Al Kaplon reacts to the recent NBA ruling suspending referee Joey Crawford for the rest of the season after an argument with Spurs center Tim Duncan

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of Research for Protrade.com Jeffrey Ma breaks down how injuries to top players kills their value and whether Brett Myers can recover in the market from his move to the bullpen

Bottom Line

Correspondent Brian McRae on how special a no-hitter is for the game of baseball and what the Phillies need to do to recover from their rough start
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on the Dayton Dragons' hot start and how soon Giants prospect Tim Lincecum will arrive in San Francisco
Mets broadcaster Ed Coleman on David Wrights team-record 25-game hitting streak and how John Maine is settling in and becoming a reliable part of the Mets rotation

Under the Lights

Beaver County Times reporter John Perrotto talks about the continued development of Pirates pitchers and where the team stands in the NL Central
Leading Off host Vinny Micucci discusses Alex Rodriguezs strong start and the Cardinals up and down season so far
National reporter Mike Bauman on the learning pains Bill Hall is currently going through and whether he thinks Felix Pie could stick with the Cubs when Soriano gets off the DL

  Apr 18, 2007
Leading Off

Boston Herald columnist Tony Massarotti talks about his new book on David Ortiz called "Big Papi" and explains why Ortiz has become so popular
Correspondent Brian McRae looks at why the Cubs have struggled early on this season and how Sammy Sosa was received in Chicago
Correspondent Jim Leyritz discusses A-Rod's hot streak to begin the season and the Yankees' reaction to Marco Scutaro's celebration after a walk-off home run

MLB.com Fantasy 411

ESPN senior director for fantasy games Matthew Berry explains why ESPN.com has had problems with their Fantasy Baseball game this season and how those problems have been corrected

Bottom Line

Correspondent Fred Claire breaks down why managers Charlie Manuel and Lou Piniella are lashing out two weeks into the season and evaluates which free agents have paid off so far
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston highlights which prospects to look out for this week
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston runs down the prospects that are Climbing the Ladder
Indians pitcher Joe Borowski on joining the Cleveland bullpen this offseason and overcoming his arm troubles

Under the Lights

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen meets the press after Mark Buehrle's no-hitter
White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle takes questions from the press after his no-hitter
Leading Off host John Marzano reacts to Buehrle's no-hitter
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin on Buehrle's reaction to tossing the no-hitter and how the team celebrated the accomplishment
Rangers reporter T.R. Sullivan on that team's reaction to being no-hit and Sammy Sosa's reception in Chicago
John Marzano reports on Brett Myers' move to the bullpen and the reasons behind it
Padres reporter Corey Brock on the importance of Adrian Gonzalez to the lineup and the bullpen's performance so far

  Apr 17, 2007
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 17 de abril de 2007

Leading Off

Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain talks about the new turf at Tropicana Field and how this team is one of the most talented the organization has had
National reporter Barry Bloom on how baseball has responded to the Virginia Tech shootings and how they plan to make up all those missed games from last week

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Vinny Micucci and Cory Schwartz offer advice on how to cope with injuries to Vladimir Guerrero and Alfonso Soriano and debate whether Pudge Rodriguez is still a top producer

Bottom Line

National reporter Mike Bauman on why Albert Pujols has been struggling at the plate and how the Yankees will fare this week with a makeshift pitching rotation
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo details Felix Pie's ability to help the Cubs and how long it will take Jon Lester to rejoin the Red Sox
Correspondent Jim Leyritz explains why Yankees fans will be patient with Derek Jeter's defense and how they will cope without Carl Pavano and Mike Mussina this week
Rangers designated hitter Sammy Sosa takes questions from the media before his first game returning to Chicago

Under the Lights

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin on Sammy Sosas return to Chicago and how long we can expect to see Scott Podsednik on the DL
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson talks about the team's decision to wear Virginia Tech caps for tonight's game and what makes Manny Acta a good match for Matt Chico
Steve Henson of the Los Angeles Times discusses the reasons for putting Jason Schmidt on the DL and the top prospects available to fill his spot in the rotation

  Apr 16, 2007
Leading Off

Central reporter Jim Molony looks at how all these rainouts will be made up and whether the Twins can keep both Johan Santana and Torii Hunter
Opening Day author Jonathan Eig talks about Jackie Robinson Day and how Robinson paved the way for todays athlete
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson talks about meeting Jackie Robinson for the first time and what Sundays ceremonies mean to him
Dodgers OF Juan Pierre and 2B Marlon Anderson explain why wearing No. 42 is so important to them
Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Jimmie Lee Solomon on how the Urban Youth Academy has helped bring inner-city children back to the game and the Jackie Robinson Day festivities

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz examine the effect of B.J. Ryan's injury and the performances Kyle Lohse and Ted Lilly turned in over the weekend

Bottom Line

Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo reveals his top performers of the week and breaks down Chase Wrights trip to the Bronx
Sports Weeklys Paul White on how the Yankees will recover from their latest injuries to the pitching staff and how significant Eric Gagnes return was this weekend

Under the Lights

As broadcaster Robert Buan talks about the adjustments Mike Piazza has made as a DH and what Chad Gaudin has improved on to become a bigger threat on the mound
Blue Jays reporter Jordan Bastian on the injuries to B.J. Ryan, Reed Johnson and Troy Glaus and how the club plans to fill their roster spots
Cubs broadcaster Cory Provus shares the latest on Alfonso Sorianos injury and talks about the keys to getting the team into the postseason this year
MLB.com Fantasy 411 host Cory Schwartz rates the values of Josh Hamilton, Chris Young and Bill Hall

  Apr 13, 2007
Leading Off

MLB Productions senior writer Jeff Scott talks about the Jackie Robinson segment from This Week in Baseball and what else the crew is working on
UTL host Peter McCarthy on the Mets taking two of three from the Phillies and how the Mariners will have a tough time making up all the games they missed from this road trip

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz project what kind of fantasy player Jackie Robinson would be and how Justin Morneau's production will progress throughout the year

Bottom Line

Twins pitcher Boof Bonser on competing in the AL Central and what hes learned from working with Joe Mauer and Johan Santana
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo looks at which big leaguers risk losing their jobs to prospects
Nationals outfielder Ryan Church on roaming the spacious outfield at RFK and the young nucleus thats being built in Washington
KOGO Radios Craig Elsten and L.A. Daily News reporter Tony Jackson take sides on the Padres-Dodgers MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend

Under the Lights

Reds reporter Mark Sheldon on how Josh Hamilton will manage to find time in the lineup and what seems to be encouraging the players this season
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro looks at Hanley Ramirez's potential and why Dontrelle Willis is so good in April
Angels reporter Lyle Spencer discusses the seriousness of the injury to Kelvim Escobar and how Bartolo Colon is looking in his rehab starts

  Apr 12, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Jim Leyritz discusses the injury to Mike Mussina and how well the young players in Florida have been playing
Correspondent Ed Randall wraps up Dice-K vs. Ichiro from Boston and reacts to how Seattle pitcher Felix Hernandez stole the show

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of research Jeffrey Ma of Protrade breaks down Felix Hernandez's rise in value and projects when Reds prospects Homer Bailey will be called up

Bottom Line

Rockies Pitcher LaTroy Hawkins on the significance of wearing No. 42 on Sunday and how the Rockies' young bats will make people take notice in the NL West
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo on how prospects Evan Longoria and Cameron Maybin have been lights-out this week
Correspondent Brian McRae breaks down Zack Greinkes turnaround in 2007 and how pitcher Kip Wells will benefit from a change of scenery joining the mix in St. Louis
Chairman David Jones of SABRs Committee on the Deadball Era explains why its important for a baseball fan to appreciate the game in its early years

Under the Lights

Leading Off host John Marzano discusses the upcoming Jackie Robinson Day festivities and why the Phillies have struggled so far
Orioles reporter Spencer Fordin on the injuries to Jaret Wright and Jay Payton as well as what is up with Sean Henn
National columnist Mike Bauman talks about Jackie Robinson Day and which matchups he is looking forward to most this weekend

  Apr 11, 2007
Leading Off

Phillies pitching prospect Joe Bisenius on making the big-league club out of Spring Training and then being sent down to Triple-A Ottawa
Correspondent Brian McRae on Zack Greinke's continuously impressive outings and Alex Gordon's first home run

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz instruct players on how to deal with ESPN.com's scoring troubles over the first week of the season

Bottom Line

Mets outfielder Shawn Green on playing in the tough NL East and how the rotation will hold up this season in a live edition of Players Talk
Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green on the importance of Jackie Robinson Day throughout the Major Leagues
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo talks about the top prospects who have struggled out of the gate
Correspondent Fred Claire discusses the impact of Jackie Robinson's legacy and why the sale of the Cubs will be a major storyline to watch
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak on what he enjoys most about baseball
Mariners reporter Jim Street on how Felix Hernandez will respond in the spotlight surrounding the Ichiro vs. Dice-K confrontation
Correspondent Ed Randall on how the atmosphere surrounding Dice-K's Boston debut resembles a playoff game

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about Felix Hernandezs strong first two outings and what he sees as the biggest change in Alex Rodriguez this season
Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka addresses the media after the game
Blue Jays reporter Jordan Bastian on how Gustavo Chacin has improved since last year and what the club is looking for Alex Rios to do in the box
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne on what the team had to say about facing Felix Hernandez and the atmosphere at Dice-K's matchups with Ichiro

  Apr 10, 2007
Leading Off

Astros reporter Alyson Footer discusses Phil Garner's decision to go with David Weathers as the closer over Brad Lidge
Mariners broadcaster Dave Sims previews the highly anticipated matchup between Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ichiro Suzuki and how the team has reacted to the long layoff in Cleveland
Dodgers great Don Newcombe remembers his former teammate Jackie Robinson as the 60th anniversary of Robinson's Major League debut approaches

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz evaluate Dan Wheelers chance of success as the Astros closer and Rockies OF Jeff Baker's value on your roster

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 10 de abril de 2007

Bottom Line

National reporter Barry Bloom on Barry Zitos early struggles and whether Barry Bonds is affected by Hank Aarons decision to not attend the record-breaking game
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on the first outings of prospects Adam Miller, Jeff Samardzija, Tim Lincecum, and Homer Bailey and how they have headlined the first week of the season
Correspondent Jim Leyritz explains how playing in the controlled conditions of a dome helped Carl Pavano and debates whether Brad Lidge will recover from his latest demotion

Under the Lights

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks pitcher CJ Nitkowski shares his biggest surprise pitching in Japan and talks about the buzz surrounding the Dice-K vs. Ichiro matchup
Padres reporter Corey Brock on all thats to like about Chris Young and what makes PETCO Park a pitchers ballpark
Padres pitcher Chris Young talks to the media about his new deal
Indians reporter Anthony Castrovince talks about the positive atmosphere at tonights game in Milwaukee, as well as how the players managed to bounce back after a four-day layoff and how future makeup games will affect them

  Apr 9, 2007
Leading Off

Kevin Winter breaks down Jonathan Papelbon's first multi-inning save and the Phillies' bad start in the East Report
Daryl Ruiter of WKNR radio in Cleveland reports on the snowfall at the Jake, effectively knocking out the Tribe's entire opening homestand

MLB.com Fantasy 411

MLB President and COO Bob DuPuy announce a partnership with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to expand the RBI program

Bottom Line

Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on the big-name players who are rehabbing all over the Minor Leagues and how the injury to Tony Sipp will impact the future of the Indians bullpen
Sports Weekly's Paul White on why the Astros removed Brad Lidge from the closer's role and why the Phillies' rough start won't end any time soon
Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood explains how the wintry weather has affected the players in the clubhouse and talks about playing a home series in Miller Park in Milwaukee
Correspondent Denny Hocking on how the Dodgers look going into their home opener with the Rockies

Under the Lights

Brewers Executive VP of Business Operations Rick Schlesinger talks about having the Indians come to play in Milwaukee and how the club is prepared to welcome their old American League rivals to their city
Houston Chronicle reporter Brian McTaggart discusses the role Brad Lidge will play in the bullpen and the punch that Carlos Lee, Lance Berkman and Adam Everett add to the lineup
MLB.com Fantasy 411 co-host Mike Siano looks at the latest fantasy values for Alex Rodriguez and Chris Carpenter and how the snowed-out series in Cleveland affects your team

  Apr 6, 2007
Leading Off

Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione breaks down Daisuke Matsuzaka's first Major League start and how the rest of the rotation falls into place
Dave Check of MLB Productions talks about the upcoming season premiere of This Week in Baseball and the re-release of The Natural
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about the extensions given to GM Dan O'Dowd and manager Clint Hurdle on the "Feelin' Good, Feelin' Clean Report"

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz set up the first week's Pitch or Ditch and speculate on how good Grady Sizemore can be

Bottom Line

Braves reporter Mark Bowman talks about the upcoming series with the Mets and how the offseason acquisitions have bolstered the bullpen
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo lists the top performances from Opening Day and who is in line for a callup to the Majors right now
Orioles pitcher Chad Bradford explains how he became a submarine pitcher and why his pitches baffle right-handed hitters
A's reporter Mychael Urban and Angels reporter Lyle Spencer preview the MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend

Under the Lights

Rangers broadcaster Victor Rojas on Sammy Sosa's return to the Majors and Ian Kinsler's potential this season
Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about the oddities from the snowed-out game in Cleveland and what Felix Hernandez has to do to stay at the top of his game all season
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert on how the rotation will shape up once Randy Johnson gets back from the DL and Chris Young's raw natural talent

  Apr 5, 2007
Leading Off

Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci previews Daisuke Matsuzaka's debut and recounts his recent stint as an umpire during a Spring Training game

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of Research for Protrade.com Jeffrey Ma breaks down John Maine's rise in value and looks at whether K-Rods stock is going to take a dip

Bottom Line

WFAN Yankees Reporter Sweeny Murti on Andy Pettittes return to Yankee Stadium and how the bullpen is taking shape around Mariano Rivera
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on what matchups to look out for on Minor Leagues Opening Day and how pitchers Luke Hochevar and Adam Miller will fare this week
Correspondent Brian McRae on Dice-Ks first big-league outing versus the Royals and how Zack Greinke showed a lot of patience and determination in his comeback

Under the Lights

Leading Off host Vinny Micucci rates Daisuke Matsuzaka's debut and talks about the Pirates' strong start
National columnist Mike Bauman on the Cardinals-Mets opening series and the offseason moves the Braves made to get back into contention
Providence Journal reporter Sean McAdam talks about Dice-K's command on the mound and how the Red Sox plan to ease Jon Lester back into the rotation
Heiss the Fan talks about getting a ball handed to him by Adam Eaton and his early aggravations with the Phillies

  Apr 4, 2007
Leading Off

Mets closer Billy Wagner talks about how strong the teams bullpen is and reacts to Jimmy Rollins' comments that Philadelphia is the team to beat in the NL East
Yankees first baseman Josh Phelps joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust, on making the Yankee roster and what is like playing with so many superstars

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz talk about Vladimir Guerrero's utter dominance of the Rangers and how serious is the injury to Chris Carpenter

Bottom Line

Correspondent Fred Claire on the offical retirement of Troy Percival and how the sale of the team will affect the club's negotiations with Carlos Zambrano
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo on which top prospects are making an impact in the Majors right away
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo on which prospects are "Climbing the Ladder" to the Major Leagues
Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Chris Carpenter's injured elbow and its potential impact on the Cardinals staff
Devil Rays outfielder Delmon Young on being part of a young outfield and who were the strongest influences on his baseball career

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz on Andy Pettittes welcome return to New York and how he thinks Daisuke Matsuzaka will handle his first Major League start
National reporter Barry Bloom on the new multi-year iN DEMAND deal and Bonds start to the season
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson talks about Manny Actas first managerial win and Ryan Zimmermans leadership role on the club
Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy recaps Jeff Suppans first outing as a Brewer and talks about the expectations for Prince Fielder this season

  Apr 3, 2007
El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 3 de abril de 2007

Leading Off

Correspondent Brian McRae on Alex Gordon's first game for the Royals and Chris Carpenter's rough first outing
Twins broadcaster Dan Gladden remembers the life and career of Herb Carneal and explains why Justin Morneau is still a relative unknown
National reporter Barry Bloom previews Barry Bonds' first outing of 2007 and Bruce Bochy managing against his former team

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz wonder whether Brad Lidge will recover from another blown save and look at how dominant starters like King Felix and Ben Sheets can help your lineup

Bottom Line

National columnist Mike Bauman weighs the chances of the Mets and Cardinals meeting again in the NLCS and how Gil Meche won over Kansas City fans in one day
Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven shares his memories of Herb Carneal and looks at how Joe Nathan has emerged as one of the top closers in the game
Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about the Yankees' Opening Day festivities and Bobby Murcer's return to the broadcast booth
Devil Rays infielder B.J. Upton on making the switch to second base and what it's like to be part of a young clubhouse

Under the Lights

Philadelphia Daily News reporter Marcus Hayes discusses how the Phillies can protect Ryan Howard in the lineup and why he thinks Jon Lieber would be effective in the bullpen
Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch on the touching Opening Day performance at the Stadium and how the organization felt about Carl Pavano's performance
Giants reporter Chris Haft discusses Barry Zito's first outing as a Giant and whether Barry Bonds will stay healthy all year
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach on how excited the players are to have their World Championship rings and the injury to Chris Carpenter

  Apr 2, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Jim Leyritz previews Carl Pavano's Opening Day start and how Alex Rodriguez will bounce back in 2007
Central reporter Jim Molony on the sale of the Cubs and how the Central divisions will shake out

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano takes a look at who will be closing in Cincinnati and Kansas City

Bottom Line

Sports Weekly's Paul White on the expectations surrounding Royals third baseman Alex Gordon and whether Red Sox ace Curt Schilling will have a dominant season
Mariners reporter Jim Street on the progress of pitcher Felix Hernandez and how the club will fare in the AL West this season
Astros reporter Alyson Footer on what Carlos Lee means to the Astros lineup and how the back end of the rotation will take shape in the first month of the season

Under the Lights

MLB.com Fantasy 411 co-host Cory Schwartz offers his thoughts on Opening Day and zeroes in on Alex Rodriguez and Gil Meche's performances
Central reporter Jim Molony on the Pirates' Opening Day victory and the Astros' pitching rotation
Heiss the Fan joins Pete in studio to talk about Opening Day in Philadelphia
Correspondent Brian McRae talks about the sunny Opening Day in Kansas City and Gil Meche's strong performance