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MLB Radio Archives: 05/2007
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MLB.com Fantasy 411
  May 31, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Jim Leyritz discusses the latest controversy with Alex Rodriguez and what kind of impact Roger Clemens can have on the Yankees
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus previews the upcoming 2007 First-Year Player Draft and explains why some organizations take high school players while other lean towards college players
Giants reporter Chris Haft on Barry Bonds' arrival in New York and how Barry Zito was able to shut down the Mets

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo breaks down which players from the 2007 First-Year Player Draft will make a fantasy impact this season
VP of Research for Protrade.com Jeffrey Ma discusses the value of Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins and whether the powerful Yankees lineup will recover in June

Bottom Line

Former Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson talks about his famed "Shot Heard 'Round the World" and his new book Few And Chosen: Defining Giants Greatness Across the Eras
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo breaks down which teenage prospects have been impressive this season and how the Triple-A All Star Game has changed its voting procedures
MLB.com Fantasy 411 co-host Mike Siano debates the significance of Alex Rodriguez disrupting Blue Jays third baseman Howie Clark from making a routine catch
Correspondent Brian McRae on whether the recent struggles by Andruw Jones have cost him potential free agent money next season
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum remembers when he knew his fastball was something special

Under the Lights

Leading Off co-host Vinny Micucci gives his take on how the Yankees can make a comeback in the AL East and Armando Benitez going back to the Marlins
National columnist Mike Bauman talks about how the Indians have managed to take the lead in the AL Central and whether he thinks struggling teams like the Astros or Cardinals can bounce back in the NL Central
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro shares more details on Armando Benitez coming back to the Marlins and talks about its importance to the club

  May 30, 2007
Leading Off

Indians pitcher Mike Koplove on how tough it is to stick in the Majors and playing on a young, exciting team
Correspondent Brian McRae on whether the media coverage off the field has gone too far and how Gary Sheffield has reached out to Elijah Dukes

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss how sluggers who started out slow have really turned it on like Delgado, Howard and Konerko and whether Albert Pujols will join that group

Bottom Line

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins talks about his upcoming charity bowling tournament and how a healthy Ryan Howard provides the power the Phillies need to compete
Correspondent Fred Claire on whether the Yankees should even consider firing Joe Torre and how valuable Carlos Lee has been for the Astros
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo looks at the impact Ryan Braun will have for the Brewers and when Reds pitcher Homer Bailey will get the call
National columnist Mike Bauman on who will emerge as the favorite in the National League and whether Jake Peavy can lead the Padres to the NL West crown
Giants outfielder Randy Winn talks about playing the outfield in San Francisco and what it's like to watch rookie Tim Lincecum work on Players Talk presented by the Players Trust

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about the struggling Yankees and the team's need for a strong and positive leader in the clubhouse
New York Daily News Mets reporter Adam Rubin discusses the response the fans gave Guillermo Mota and how Tom Glavine is handling the pressure to win his 300th game
Twins reporter Kelly Thesier on Justin Morneaus numbers in May and how the team is handling Joe Mauers return from the DL

  May 29, 2007
Leading Off

Central reporter Jim Molony discusses the Brewers' recent struggles and the developing rivalry between the Indians and Tigers
Executive producer of The Show Al Roker talks about following the Diamondbacks' top prospects such as Carlos Quentin and Chris Young during the filming process
National reporter Barry Bloom talks about Barry Bonds' continued pursuit of the all-time home run record and what kind of reaction he will get this week at Shea Stadium

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss whether Ryan Freel's injury will have an impact on his performance the remainder of the season and how good Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun will be

Bottom Line

KBME radio's Carl Dukes talks about why Houston is struggling to compete and how Roger Clemens will fare in his move back to the AL
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on why Pirates outfielder Chris Duffy should be looking over his shoulder and how Charlestons Mitch Hilligoss did over the long weekend
Sports Weeklys Paul White on whether Bonds will break the home run record on the road and who is to blame for the Yankees' struggles in 2007

Under the Lights

Former Dodgers All-Star pitcher Carl Erskine remembers the great Brooklyn teams of the 1950's and talks about writing the foreword of the book Through a Blue Lens
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding on having Rodrigo Lopez back in the rotation and Todd Heltons value to the club
Indians reporter Anthony Castrovince shares how Ryan Garko emerged as a star in the teams lineup and how Trot Nixon felt returning to Boston

  May 28, 2007
Under the Lights

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman updates the condition of Ryan Freel and shares his own personal reaction to the collision
Heiss the Fan stops by on the holiday to talk about his beloved Phillies
MLB.com Fantasy 411 co-host Cory Schwartz evaluates the fantasy values for struggling players like Johnny Damon and Bobby Abreu
Leading Off co-host Vinny Micucci wraps up Roger Clemens' start in Scranton and tells when he thinks the Rocket will take the mound for the Yankees
Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens addresses the media following his start in Scranton
Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens talks one-on-one about his start in Scranton
Scranton catcher Raul Chavez on catching for Roger Clemens today and how it felt stepping behind the plate for the Rocket
Yankees Minor League pitching instructor Billy Connors discusses the expectations he had for Clemens going into this latest start
Scranton pitching coach Dave Eiland talks about Clemens' command and some personal memories he has playing against him
Scranton manager Dave Miley on having Clemens in his rotation and the type of performance he expected tonight

  May 25, 2007
Leading Off

Dave Check of MLB Productions previews Saturdays' This Week in Baseball and how the Diamondbacks are rebuilding a contender in the NL West
UTL host Peter McCarthy breaks down the reasons the Mets struggle against the Braves and discusses whether White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is going to finish the season with the club

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz debate whether Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun is worth a flyer in your league and why Ervin Santana struggles on the road

Bottom Line

Marlins first base/infield coach Andy Fox compares the 2007 infield versus the World Champion 2003 version and looks at how Miguel Cabrera has emerged as a superstar
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on what kind of impact Brewers third baseman Ryan Braun will have on their already potent lineup and which prospects are surging recently
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard on how his rehab starts in Lakewood have progressed and what the Phillies have to do to compete in the NL East
Indians closer Joe Borowski talks about the Indians' play over the past few weeks and how tough the opponents in the AL Central are to face
Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood and Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson preview Cleveland vs. Detroit in the MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend

Under the Lights

Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert talks about the club's outstanding pitching and gives possible reasons certain players are struggling at the plate
Philadelphia Daily News reporter Marcus Hayes checks in or Ryan Howard's return from the DL and the injury to Brett Myers

  May 24, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Brian McRae discusses Ozzie Guillen's status in Chicago and Alex Gordon's recent production
Angels broadcaster Jose Mota talks about the vocal leadership of Orlando Cabrera and whether the organization worries about the health and conditioning of Bartolo Colon

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of research for Protrade Jeffrey Ma looks at the value of Giants rookie pitcher Tim Lincecum and how Jeremy Bonderman will perform in his first start off the DL

Bottom Line

Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on which California League prospects are struggling and how Trenton catcher B.J. Pilittere felt catching Roger Clemens
A's pitcher Chad Gaudin on facing opponents the second time around and what the clubhouse is like in Oakland
Correspondent Jim Leyritz on whether Roger Clemens needs another start in the Minors and how a catcher prepares for a play at the plate
Former Tigers pitcher Denny McLain on his eventful life in and out of baseball

Under the Lights

Houston Chronicle reporter Brian McTaggart on how Brad Lidge managed to find his mechanics again and the influence former Astro Roger Clemens had on the younger pitchers within the organization
National columnist Mike Bauman talks about John Smoltz winning his 200th game and how the Red Sox could possibly blow their lead in the AL East
Leading Off co-host Vinny Micucci analyzes the Rangers and Reds' offseason moves and how much you can blame a manager for a team's losing season

  May 23, 2007
Leading Off

Mariners reporter Jim Street on Ichiro's importance to the lineup and the problems the club has had with traveling
Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about Jason Giambi's latest problems and why Mike Mussina's fastball isn't as strong as it should be

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Red Sox reporter Ian Browne breaks down the health of Jon Lester and whether Mike Lowell will continue to produce

Bottom Line

Correspondent Fred Claire on Hank Aaron's decision not to participate in Barry Bonds' record-breaking festivities and whether Jason Giambi will be traded this year
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on why Pirates prospects Bryan Bullington and John Van Benschoten havent received a promotion and which prospects are Climbing the Ladder
Correspondent Brian McRae looks at which free agents are having a good year and whether the media storm surrounding Jason Giambi will affect his play
Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett talks about his 7-0 start and how he is recovering from his injured finger on Players Talk presented by the Players Trust

Under the Lights

Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens addresses the media following his start in Trenton
Leading Off co-host Vinny Micucci recaps Clemens' pitching performance tonight
Orioles reporter Spencer Fordin talks about manager Sam Perlozzo's relationship with his players and Miguel Tejada's power outage at the plate
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro on the wild ending to tonight's game against the Phillies and who will be the team's closer when Henry Owens returns

  May 22, 2007
Leading Off

Author Tom Stanton talks about his book Ty and the Babe which compares and contrasts the two legends and looks at how each player's reputation has changed over time
Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell on what Daisuke Matsuzaka had to do to adapt to Major League hitters and Josh Beckett's health status

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz debate whether J.J. Hardy's value is at its highest right now and who's going to close for the Cubs

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 22 de mayo de 2007

Bottom Line

National reporter Barry Bloom comments on Jason Giambi's statements regarding the "stuff" he took and how it might impact his future with the Yankees and whether Joe Torre will finish the season as the Yankees' skipper
Minors corresponent Jonathan Mayo reveals whether White Sox third baseman Josh Fields will push Joe Crede from his starting job and how some former two-sport athletes have made the successful transition to the professional baseball
Actress and clothing designer Alyssa Milano talks about her baseball clothing line for women, "touch" and the chance to watch a Dodgers game with her in the "Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes"
Braves reporter Mark Bowman explains how John Smoltz continues to dominate and why center fielder Andruw Jones has been struggling lately
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson on what he loves about baseball and which current players he admires

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz on how the Yankees can turn around their season and how he thinks MLB should celebrate Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron's home run record
Reds reporter Mark Sheldon talks about Josh Hamiltons stint on the DL due to gastroenteritis and Ken Griffey Jr.s strong start
Angels reporter Lyle Spencer on Vladimir Guerrero's value to the team and the potential impact Howie Kendrick and Garret Anderson could have when they return from the DL

  May 21, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Kevin Winter discusses whether Joe Torre and/or Brian Cashman's jobs are on the line based on the upcoming series with the Red Sox
Baseball historian Bruce Markusen previews the upcoming Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown and how MLB changed the date of the game from Hall of Fame Weekend

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss how David Wright has turned his offensive output around and how Justin Verlander has been quietly having a good season

Bottom Line

Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune wraps up the White Sox-Cubs series and discusses Ozzie Smiths comments on a local radio station
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo gives his player, pitcher and team of the week and answers fan e-mails
Sports Weekly's Paul White discusses the drama surrounding the Yankees organization and how the upcoming Boston series can be make-or-break for them
Los Angeles Times Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna talks about the team's sweep of the Dodgers and how the starting pitching has been outstanding

Under the Lights

MLB.com Fantasy 411 co-host Mike Siano gives his perspective on how long you should hold on to struggling players like Andruw Jones and Carlos Zambrano and the value of recent star Jack Cust
Indians reporter Anthony Castrovince talks about how the team celebrated Opening Day Part III and how Jhonny Peralta rediscovered his swing this season
Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch on Tyler Clippards debut and how the organization reacted to Jason Giambis recent comments on steroids

  May 18, 2007
Leading Off

Director of Sports Auctions Chris Ivy of the Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas explains why he has offered one million dollars to whoever catches Barry Bonds' record-breaking ball
Dave Check of MLB Productions previews Saturdays This Week in Baseball covering the trip to Japan taken by the MLB All-Stars last offseason
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about Tim Lincecum's dominating stuff and Bartolo Colon's recent performance on the "Feelin' Good, Feelin' Clean Report"

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Brandon Costa and Cory Schwartz discuss why you should try to pick up youngsters like Tim Lincecum and Fausto Carmona as quickly as possible and set up the weekend's "Pitch or Ditch"

Bottom Line

Mets broadcaster Howie Rose on the club's pitching and how it has gotten help from unlikely sources
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo discusses Homer Bailey's health status and looks at the early Rookie of the Year candidates for both leagues
Casey Stern and Jim Leyritz preview the Yankees-Mets series in the MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend

Under the Lights

ESPN analyst and former All-Star pitcher Orel Hershiser talks about his participation in the MasterCard/Home Depot "$100,000 Backyard Retreat Sweepstakes"
Correspondent Ed Randall recaps Roger Clemens' Minor League start with the Class A Tampa Yankees and the welcome he got from fans
Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens meets with the press following his start in Tampa
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach talks about Albert Pujols' big night at the plate and how teammate Josh Hancock's recent passing has affected the dynamic in the clubhouse

  May 17, 2007
Leading Off

Correspondent Jim Leyritz discusses the Yankees' struggles on offense and how he feels about Interleague Play
Allentown Morning Call Phillies reporter Stephen Miller talks about the solid start from Cole Hamels and how the club has thrived despite losing Ryan Howard

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Protrade VP of research Jeffrey Ma looks at all the power pitchers that have gone on the DL and explains how his Market Users list from the Protrade website can keep you updated on injuries

Bottom Line

National reporter Barry Bloom discusses the sale of the Braves to Liberty Media and wraps up the Owners Meetings in New York
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo talks about the promotion of Andrew Miller to the Tigers rotation and lists his Clunkers of the Week
Correspondent Brian McRae on how exciting it is to watch Jose Reyes and whether Alex Gordon will eventually turn his slump around

Under the Lights

Leading Off co-host John Marzano talks about catching for Lou Piniella and how he feels about Interleague Play
National columnist Mike Bauman on where he thinks the Cubs need to develop talent and how the Red Sox pitching has put them atop the AL East

  May 16, 2007
Leading Off

Devil Rays president Matt Silverman talks about the clubs series against the Rangers in Orlando and the direction of the organization
Correspondent Brian McRae discusses when fans can cross the line with badgering and the decision to start the World Series in the middle of the week
Brewers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. talks about Ned Yosts ejection from last nights game and his fathers upcoming induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Nationals pitcher Jason Bergmann recaps his near no-hitter and how the club has responded to first-year manager Manny Acta

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz debate which A's reliever is worth picking up to replace Huston Street and whether Rafael Soriano is worth holding onto now that Bob Wickman is off the DL

Bottom Line

Correspondent Fred Claire talks about which NL West team is poised to make a run and how impressive Vladimir Guerrero is to watch
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on which players are "Climbing the Ladder" and how Reds pitcher Marcus McBeth will fare in the big leagues
Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis talks about the start of the season and why he signed with the Cubs on Players Talk presented by the Players Trust
Cubs infielder Ryan Theriot on what it's like playing multiple positions for Lou Piniella

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz on how he thinks the Yankees should use Phillip Hughes and Bobby Abreu's drop and rise again in the lineup
Tigers reporter Jason Beck talks about the injury to Jeremy Bonderman and Gary Sheffield's recent hot streak at the plate
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin recaps John Danks' dominant start over the Yankees this afternoon and looks at when Jim Thome is expected to come off the DL

  May 15, 2007
Leading Off

National reporter Barry Bloom talks about Tony Gwynn's visit to Cooperstown and previews the upcoming Owners Meetings
Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Zrebiec discusses the Orioles' bullpen breakdown on Sunday night and the fight between Jay Payton and Melvin Mora
Former Major Leaguer Tino Martinez talks about what advice he gave to Bernie Williams this spring and the work he has been doing for "Briggs and Stratton Diamonds in the Rough"

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss how injuries to pitchers John Smoltz and Kevin Millwood will affect your fantasy teams

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 15 de mayo de 2007

Bottom Line

Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on how long it will be until Devil Rays pitcher Andy Sonnanstine cracks the rotation and how Reds pitcher Marcus McBeth will fare in his big-league debut
National columnist Mike Bauman on what the Yankees have to do to make the playoffs and which Interleague matchups are the most intriguing
Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh on Ken Griffeys impressive performance last week and how the entire city is rallying around outfielder Josh Hamilton

Under the Lights

Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens meets with the press to discuss his preparations for his start on Friday in Tampa
Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about Felix Hernandez's return to the mound and changes expected to come in the bullpen with his return
Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain explains why the team decided to play in Orlando tonight and the pitchers he thinks could emerge as longtime starters for the club
Braves reporter Mark Bowman discusses how Bob Wickman's return will affect Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez in the bullpen and how John Smoltz is feeling after dislocating his pinky

  May 14, 2007
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Central reporter Jim Molony discusses the Brewers losing a series to the Mets and where the Tigers go after their pitching injuries
Rangers broadcaster Victor Rojas on why the club has struggled in the first six weeks of the season and whether he expects any retaliation in today's game with the Angels

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano looks at which pitcher will emerge as the closer in Toronto and whether Mets prospect Carlos Gomez will fare better than Mike Pelfrey

Bottom Line

Minors correspondent Lisa Winston explains why the Mets love Carlos Gomez and who will fill out the Twins rotation to replace just-released Sidney Ponson
Sports Weeklys Paul White breaks down whether the Angels can with the AL West without adding another bat to the lineup and which team will survive the AL Central
KOGO Radios Craig Elsten on the dominance of Jake Peavy and how the lack of offense is taking its toll on the Padres bullpen
Cubs outfielder Jacque Jones on making the shift to center field and what it's like playing for Lou Piniella

Under the Lights

MLB.com Fantasy 411 host Cory Schwartz on managing the DH position during Interleague Play and the players you should be looking at to boost your lineup at this point in the season
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about Todd Heltons surge at the plate and what the team needs to get on a roll
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne recaps Dice-Ks gem against the Tigers and talks about the pitches he seems to have a better feel for

  May 11, 2007
Leading Off

Jeff Scott of MLB Productions talks about working with the Giles brothers on a piece for the upcoming This Week in Baseball
UTL host Peter McCarthy discusses who will prevail in the NL Central and how far the Yankees can fall before being considered out of contention

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of research for Protrade Jeffrey Ma discusses the health of Royals pitcher Octavio Dotel and whether As slugger Dan Johnsons value is on the rise

Bottom Line

Correspondent Jim Leyritz on the consistency Tim Wakefield brings to the Red Sox rotation and whether the Yankees bullpen woes will continue to haunt the team
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston takes a look at which prospects are on fire lately and how Devil Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist will handle his demotion to the Minors
Tigers reporter Jason Beck and Twins reporter Kelly Thesier preview the Tigers-Twins in the MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend
Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins talks about the Brewers' hot start and the impact Jeff Suppans signing this offseason has had on the clubhouse

Under the Lights

Blue Jays reporter Jordan Bastian talks about the team's numerous injuries in recent weeks
As reporter Mychael Urban on Nick Swishers contract extension and his excellent work ethic, as well as the promising young offensive talent filling in for older players currently on the DL

  May 10, 2007
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Padres pitcher Justin Germano on what it was like to watch Greg Maddux vs. John Smoltz last night and what Maddux has taught him this season
John Marzano and Casey Stern announce their upcoming video-game duel to take place at Mickey Mantles Restaurant in June

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Vinny Micucci and Cory Schwartz discuss whether Edwin Encarnacion's trip to the Minors will rejuvenate his performance and whether Carlos Zambrano's first-inning struggles will continue

Bottom Line

Former Major League pitcher Goose Gossage breaks down how impressive Brewers closer Francisco Cordero has been this season and whether Mariano Rivera will return to his old ways
Orioles OF Nick Markakis talks about his start to the season and what it was like to be scouted as a pitcher as well as a hitter
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo analyzes the Pirates farm system and uncovers which prospects are struggling throughout the Minors
Correspondent Brian McRae discusses whether the parameters of Roger Clemens' contract will ruffle any feathers in the Bronx and why Jason Marquis is off to a fantastic start in Chicago

Under the Lights

Leading Off co-host Vinny Micucci explains why he thinks the AL West is the Angels' division to lose and discusses whether the Blue Jays can overcome the loss of B.J. Ryan
Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about Roger Clemens' contract with the Yankees and whether he thought the Rocket would ever don pinstripes again
National reporter Mike Bauman discusses Jeff Weaver's struggles and the excitement surrounding the Brewers' Major League-best start

  May 9, 2007
Leading Off

Detroit News reporter Tom Gage discusses the injury to Joel Zumaya and how Jeremy Bonderman struggles in the first inning
Correspondent Jim Leyritz talks about Curt Schilling's comments on Barry Bonds and Mariano Rivera's early struggles

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz debate where Richie Sexson ranks among first basemen and whether J.J. Hardy will continue to produce power numbers

Bottom Line

Correspondent Fred Claire on how Brian Cashmans pursuit of Roger Clemens will play out and how Barry Bonds will be perceived when he breaks Hank Aarons home-run record
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo reveals which prospects are "Climbing the Ladder" and when Rockies first baseman Joe Koshanksy will get his shot in the big leagues
Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler talks about his approach to the game and why he loves sharing an infield with Mark Teixeira and Michael Young on Players Talk presented by the Players Trust
Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain breaks down the stellar performance of pitcher James Shields thus far and how Carl Crawford is poised to lead this core group of young stars to a winning season

Under the Lights

Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert recaps Randy Johnsons nine-strikeout night and talks about the poise of young pitcher Micah Owings
Padres reporter Corey Brock on Greg Madduxs return to Atlanta and whether fans should worry about the bullpen's second consecutive blown save opportunity
Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven talks about the team's stellar defense and the importance of starting pitchers tossing at least 7 innings before handing the ball over to the bullpen

  May 8, 2007
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Correspondent Brian McRae discusses what sparked the Cubs' turnaround and what the Royals are planning to do with Zack Greinke
A's broadcaster Robert Buan discusses a possible use of instant replay and recaps the moves the club made after a spate of early injuries

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss whether Brad Penny has emerged as a poor man's top-tier pitcher and whether Fausto Carmona is worth taking a chance on

Bottom Line

National reporter Barry Bloom looks at the impact Roger Clemens will have in the Yankees clubhouse and how a healthy Barry Bonds has helped the Giants overcome a slow start
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo reveals why Brewers prospect Yovani Gallardo is making a push for the Majors and how difficult it is for a player to jump levels in the Minors
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman discusses the process of signing Roger Clemens and his expected impact on the rotation this summer

Under the Lights

Philadelphia Daily News reporter Marcus Hayes discusses how pitchers approach Ryan Howard and how Brett Myers has adjusted to the closer role
Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy on whether the team will bring up Minor Leaguer Ryan Braun to play third and Prince Fielders rising influence on the team
Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds on WEEI Radio in Boston

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 8 de mayo de 2007

  May 7, 2007
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Astros reporter Alyson Footer talks about the clubs disappointment in not signing Roger Clemens and how many players had expected the move
Kevin Winter on the East Report discusses Roger Clemens' decision to sign with the Yankees and how the Blue Jays hid B.J. Ryans injury

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss the kind of impact Roger Clemens will have in the Bronx and update the health status of Chris Carpenter, Joe Mauer and Adam Loewen

Bottom Line

Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien on the impact of Roger Clemens joining the Yankees rotation and how Boston's bullpen has been stellar so far
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston reveals her player of the week and breaks down the debuts of Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum and Dodgers third baseman Adam LaRoche
Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch on the return of Roger Clemens to the Bronx and why Kei Igawa was demoted to the Minors

Under the Lights

MLB.com Fantasy 411 co-host Mike Siano talks about the fantasy impact of Roger Clemens and how Joel Zumaya's injury has opened the door for Fernando Rodney
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro on Jorge Julios return to the bullpen and whether the Marlins will be getting a new stadium anytime soon
Dodgers reporter Ken Gurnick on whether Andy LaRoche will be able to stick at third base and how the bullpen has helped overcome early injuries to the starters

  May 4, 2007
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Jeff Scott of MLB Productions previews the latest This Week in Baseball and remembers the Red Sox hitting four straight home runs against the Yankees
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding chimes in on the "Feelin' Good, Feelin" Clean Report" on the number of top prospects being used by teams so early in the season

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz take a look at which high-profile prospects are worth picking up and how a healthy Mike Mussina and Cliff Lee will help your squad this week
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo discusses how Giants rookie Time Lincecum will fare in his debut this weekend and whether Hunter Pence and Billy Butler deserve a spot on your roster

Bottom Line

Commissioner Bud Selig on being honored by the New York Urban League and his thoughts on Barry Bonds chasing the all-time home-run record
Boston Herald reporter Michael Silverman on Dice-K's inconsistency over his last few starts and whether Alex Cora is earning himself the second-base job
Minors correspondent Jonathan Mayo on what to expect from Tim Lincecum in his Giants debut on Sunday and which prospects are hot right now
Mariners reporter Jarrod Washburn on facing the tough competition in the AL West
Dodgers outfielder Luis Gonzalez on how he's handled the transition to Los Angeles after all his years in Arizona
L.A. Daily News reporter Tony Jackson and Braves reporter Mark Bowman preview the Dodgers-Braves series in the MLB.TV Matchup of the Weekend

Under the Lights

ESPN.com columnist Jerry Crasnick breaks down how the cancellations in April will impact the Mariners and Indians throughout the season and who has the best leadoff hitter in baseball
Giants reporter Chris Haft on the expectations Tim Lincecum brings with him to San Francisco and how an agile Barry Bonds has allowed the Giants offense to flourish
Cubs broadcaster Cory Provus on Carlos Zambranos contract negotiations and how Alfonso Sorianos move to left field has put his mind at ease at the plate

  May 3, 2007
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Correspondent Jim Leyritz on the Yankees' firing of strength and conditioning coach Marty Miller after so many injuries to start the season
Former Twin and author Kent Hrbek discusses his book Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout and the 20th anniversary of the 1987 World Series Championship team
Brewers broadcaster Brian Anderson discusses the clubs hot start and how everything seems to be going right thus far

MLB.com Fantasy 411

VP of Research for Protrade.com Jeffrey Ma discusses how the Blue Jays bullpen has taken shape since B.J. Ryans injury and how Tom Gordons injury affects the value of Brett Myers

Bottom Line

Correspondent Brian McRae on Vladimir Guerreros recent hitting surge and how the Giants' recent play hasnt been a surprise
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on Jarrod Saltalamacchias Major League debut and what top prospects have been struggling
Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy on the strength of the Brewers bullpen and how J.J. Hardys hot bat has sparked the offense

Under the Lights

National columnist Mike Bauman talks about Daisuke Matsuzaka's struggles against the Mariners and Tom Gordons injury
Leading Off co-host John Marzano looks at the Phillies bullpen situation and the rash of injuries across the Major Leagues
Indians broadcaster Daryl Ruiter talks about Grady Sizemore's go-ahead ground-rule double in the 8th inning today and updates Jake Westbrook's condition

  May 2, 2007
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ESPN analyst John Kruk talks about his role in the new movie The Sandlot: Heading Home and what the Yankees will do with their pitching staff
Correspondent Brian McRae on the Cubs' continuing struggle to get their collective game together and what the Royals expect out of Billy Butler
Mets pitcher John Maine joins Players Talk Live talking about becoming a relied-upon starter and the team's great lineup

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano and Cory Schwartz discuss how Phil Hughes' injury affects the fantasy market and how preseason sleepers and overrated players are faring one month into the season

Bottom Line

Padres pitcher Chris Young talks about a great April and the peace of mind gained from signing a contract extension last month
ESPN baseball analyst and author Tim Kurkjian previews his new book Is This a Great Game or What? weighing in on his favorite baseball moments over the last 25 years
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston on Billy Butlers debut with the Royals and who is coming up next in this weeks installment of "Climbing the Ladder"
Correspondent Fred Claire on who is taking the blame for the Yankees' struggles and how former Major Leaguer Dale Murphy is taking on the issue of steroids in baseball

Under the Lights

Correspondent Jim Leyritz on how the multitude of injuries have caused the Yankees to make changes in their strength-and-conditioning staff and how the young Marlins hitters have not disappointed so far
Astros broadcaster Bill Brown on the emergence of Roy Oswalt as one of the premier pitchers in the National League and how rookie center fielder Hunter Pence has helped shake up the lineup
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne on the surprise performance by Hideki Okajima coming out of the bullpen and how Josh Beckett has emerged as the staff ace

  May 1, 2007
Leading Off

National reporter Barry Bloom discusses the most recent steroid allegations dating back to the Mets clubhouse in the 90s and talks about the Cardinals reaction to Josh Hancock's passing
Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth on the stellar pitching of Roy Halladay and how the club plans to fill holes in the end of the rotation

MLB.com Fantasy 411

Mike Siano discusses how Bob Wickman's injury opens the door for Raphael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez in Atlanta and debates whether Mike Capps is worth taking a flier

Bottom Line

Astros outfielder Hunter Pence talks about making his debut for the Astros and the advice he has received from the veterans in the clubhouse
Minors correspondent Lisa Winston looks at which top pitching prospects will get the call if the Yankees' rotation sustains any more injuries
National columnist Mike Bauman on the Braves' resurgence after last season and how injuries will take their toll on the Mets
Correspondent Jim Leyritz reacts to George Steinbrenner's statements regarding Joe Torre and how many starts Phil Hughes will see in the Majors
Marlins pitcher Taylor Tankersley on what it's like playing for manager Fredi Gonzalez and watching Dontrelle Willis work

Under the Lights

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks pitcher C.J. Nitkowski talks about his travels throughout Japan and how Chiba Lotte Marines manager Bobby Valentine is perceived in the game
Devil Rays broadcaster DeWayne Staats on how the leadership of Carl Crawford and Rocco Baldelli has aided the team's promising young stars
Newark Star-Ledger national reporter Dan Graziano on how the Mets plan to fill El Duque's slot in the rotation and whether the Yankees can recover from another injury to a starting pitcher
University of Washington head baseball coach Ken Knutson on Tim Lincecum's development on college and what kind of pitcher he projects to be in the Majors

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas

El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas para el 1 de mayo de 2007