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MLB Radio Archives: 07/2005
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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Jul 31, 2005
Baseball Brunch

Central regional writer Jim Molony breaks down the deals made so far and the latest rumors in the hours leading up to the deadline

Hall of Fame Special

Ryne Sandberg's Hall of Fame induction speech
Hall of Famer Stan Musial plays the harmonica at the induction ceremony
Wade Boggs' Hall of Fame induction speech
Jerry Coleman's Hall of Fame induction speech
Peter Gammons' Hall of Fame induction speech

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Central regional writer Jim Molony breaks down the last-minute deals
Braves reporter Mark Bowman talks about the trade that landed Kyle Farnsworth
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne explains why potential deals that would have sent Manny Ramirez out of Boston fell through
Rangers reporter Jesse Sanchez on the team's failure to improve at the deadline

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 31, 2005

  Jul 29, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 29, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 29, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Astros broadcaster Larry Dierker talks about the team's recent surge and what moves they might make to get even better
Central regional writer Jim Molony provides the daily rundown of trade-deadline activity
Twins third baseman Michael Cuddyer talks about the talent in his hometown of Norfolk, Va. and ballpark hecklers

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

WFAN radio Mets reporter Ed Coleman on Carlos Beltran's return to Houston and the latest rumors involving the team
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes breaks down the team's hot streak and talks about whether the fans are ready to start believing
Marlins broadcaster Roxy Bernstein addresses the speculation that A.J. Burnett may not be traded at all
Sandy Clough of KKFN radio in Denver summarizes Shawn Chacon's experience with the Rockies
National Baseball Hall of Fame director of communications Brad Horn previews the weekend's induction ceremonies
Dave "Softy" Mahler of KJR radio in Seattle talks about the trade rumors as they apply to the Mariners

Under the Lights

Rangers reporter Robert Falkoff on the acquisition of Phil Nevin from the Padres
Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain discusses some of the trade rumors involving Aubrey Huff and Danys Baez
Reds reporter Anthony Castrovince on why the team will be quieter than expected at the trade deadline
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand talks about the recent pickups of Shawn Chacon and Hideo Nomo
Mike Siano of "Fantasy 411" goes around the leagues and breaks down some of the potential deals
Twins beat writer Mark Sheldon reports on the injury to center fielder Torii Hunter
Orioles reporter Gary Washburn looks at the deal that sent Larry Bigbie to Colorado for Eric Byrnes

  Jul 28, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 28, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 28, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Mets first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz talks about the team's intensity and his first trip to Houston

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Central regional writer Jim Molony provides his daily report on the latest trade rumors
Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells talks about the team being overlooked in the AL East and how players view the trade deadline
Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro talks about being the newest member of the 3000-hit club and the team making a run at the division in the second half
Mets pitcher Kris Benson talks about the upside of pitching in New York and being in the thick of the NL East race
Orioles broadcaster Jim Hunter talks about the team's needs at the trade deadline

Under the Lights

Padres reporter Lyle Spencer on how the team believes their hitting is good enough to keep them in the race
Mets broadcaster Ted Robinson provides some insight on recent trade rumors involving the team
Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy on why Lyle Overbay will remain in Milwaukee after the trade deadline

  Jul 27, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 27, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 27, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Central regional writer Jim Molony reports on the day's trade rumors, both new and ongoing
Baseball Hall of Fame vice president of communications and education Jeff Idelson previews the festivities for the induction of Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs
Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux talks about his 3000th career strikeout and his overall pitching style

GM Corner

Reds general manager Dan O'Brien talks about being on the seller's side prior to the trade deadline
Phillies scout Billy Harper on having signed Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to his first professional contract

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Former Major League pitcher Mike Fetters talks about becoming an agent and how he dealt with trade deadline rumors when he was a player
National reporter Barry M. Bloom looks at the 2005 Hall of Fame class and the NL West race
Mets reporter Marty Noble talks about his relationship with Mickey Mantle and the latest Mets trade rumors

Under the Lights

George Ofman of WSCR "The Score" radio in Chicago on Greg Maddux reaching the 3000-strikeout plateau.
Rangers reporter Jesse Sanchez addresses the ongoing trade rumors surrounding Alfonso Soriano.

  Jul 26, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 26, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 26, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Indians closer Bob Wickman joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust

Around the Minors with Mayo

Frisco RoughRiders broadcaster Scott Garner discusses who might get called up to replace Alfonso Soriano should he be traded
Jim Callis of Baseball America talks about the bigger disappointments in the Minor Leagues and breaks down their future

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Twins broadcaster Dick Bremer talks about the Wild Card race and where the team may be looking for help
Central regional writer Jim Molony updates the rumor mill and talks about the latest additions to the line of suitors for A.J. Burnett
Pirates pitcher Zach Duke talks about his early success and the young core the team is building around

Under the Lights

Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro looks at the prospects of A.J. Burnett actually being traded as the deadline nears
Braves reporter Mark Bowman talks about how the team has been able to make a run at first place despite injuries and bullpen problems
Giants reporter Rich Draper sheds some light on the latest projected timetable for Barry Bonds' return

  Jul 25, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 25, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 25, 2005

Baseball Brunch

The Baseball Brunch for July 25, 2005

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for July 25, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Sports Weekly's Paul White talks about the aborted trade for Phil Nevin and the likelihood of the Marlins trading A.J. Burnett
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Rick Hummel looks at the Cardinals' injuries and their needs heading to the deadline
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio talks about why he believes Phil Nevin will accept the trade and if the Dodgers have a chance to get back in the race
Harrisburg Senators broadcaster Terry Byron previews tonight's Minors Monday game versus the Akron Aeros

Under the Lights

Cory Schwartz of "Fantasy 411" tells how to jump a few spots in your league standings at this point in the season
Brian McRae of MLB Radio discusses the effects of the injury to Kerry Wood and the Red Sox's continued bullpen woes
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne talks about the trade rumors involving A.J. Burnett and other possibilities
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert on Arizona's chances in the so-so NL West

Minors Monday

Harrisburg Senators at Akron Aeros: Ryan Zimmerman, 4th overall pick in the '05 First-Year Player Draft, visits Akron and Jonathan Van Every, fresh off a two-homer performance in the Eastern League All-Star Game

  Jul 22, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 22, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 22, 2005

Baseball Brunch

A's starter Barry Zito talks about the team's resurgence and his own stellar performance
Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin discusses Curt Schilling's stint in the bullpen and the ongoing rivalry with the Yankees

Pat Sajak Baseball Hour

Rangers outfielder/DH David Dellucci talks about the heat in Texas, the AL West race and the trade deadline

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Giants pitcher Noah Lowry talks about facing John Smoltz and his pregame regimen
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes looks at possible trades and even managerial moves in the NL Central
Nationals broadcaster Charlie Slowes discusses Livan Hernandez's comments and the team's recent play

Under the Lights

Andrew Kamenetzky of ESPN The Magazine talks about his new MLBlog
Mariners reporter Jim Street touches on the disappointing play of Scott Spiezio and the competition in the AL West

  Jul 21, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 21, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 21, 2005

Baseball Brunch

T.R. Sullivan of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram discusses Kenny Rogers' attempt to get his suspension reduced and the trade rumors involving Alfonso Soriano
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson reports on the comments made by Livan Hernandez after their loss to the Rockies and comments on the team's current skid
Scott Carter of the Tampa Tribune analyzes the latest trade rumors and the AL East division race

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

A's reporter Mychael Urban offers some reasons why the team has been able to turn its season around
Special-assignment writer Doug Miller looks at how some of the rumored trades could affect the AL West race
Angels broadcaster Rex Hudler on the team facing the Big Unit and Vladimir Guerrero's recent struggles

Under the Lights

Astros reporter Alyson Footer talks about the unity in the team's clubhouse and why they are playing so well
Pirates reporter Ed Eagle looks at the star potential of young starter Zach Duke
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin on Frank Thomas heading to the disabled list once again

  Jul 20, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 20, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 20, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Author Ernestine Miller talks about her book The Babe Book about the life of Babe Ruth
Jim Salisbury of the Philadelphia Inquirer talks about Ryan Howard's walk-off homer and Jim Thome's ailing right elbow

GM Corner

Yankees GM Brian Cashman updates the team's health status and talks about the effect Joe Torre has on the clubhouse
Former Major League pitcher, pitching coach and manager Roger Craig discusses the latest trade activity and his development of the split-finger fastball
White Sox executive assistant to the GM Roland Hemond on his career as a baseball executive

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Cubs beat reporter Andy Masur of WGN radio discusses the trade for Jody Gerut and where the team fits in the playoff race
Padres broadcaster Ted Leitner offers his take on the NL West race
A's outfielder Bobby Kielty talks about how well the team is playing and tells the story behind his long red hair
Phillies broadcaster Scott Graham looks at Ryan Howard's recent performance and the team's options as the trade deadline looms ahead
MLB.com national reporter Barry M. Bloom talks about the latest timetable for Barry Bonds' return and the Marlins' situation leading up to the trade deadline

Under the Lights

Orioles reporter Gary Washburn talks about the possible trade for Marlins starter A.J. Burnett
West regional reporter John Schlegel looks at the A's recent hot play
Phillies reporter Ken Mandel addresses the possibility of trading first baseman Jim Thome at the deadline

  Jul 19, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 19, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 19, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Astros closer Brad Lidge talks about his first All-Star Game and the trade deadline

Around the Minors with Mayo

Around the Minors for July 19, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Red Sox reporter Ian Browne deals with the trade rumors and the Sox's task of getting back on top of the AL East
Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel looks at the likelihood of a deal involving A.J. Burnett and how the Marlins are approaching the deadline in general
Braves pitcher Tim Hudson joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren talks about the return of Chipper Jones and the impact of the young players in the veterans' absence

Under the Lights

Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger on how well the Mets' Kris Benson has pitched in 2005
Blue Jays reporter Spencer Fordin tells how the fans have responded to the team this year
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about the effect the Preston Wilson trade has had on the younger players

  Jul 18, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 18, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 18, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News looks at the Orioles' options prior to the trade deadline
Left fielder Eric Byrnes talks about being traded to the Rockies and making the transition from the American to the National League
Rangers first baseman Mark Teixeira joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for July 18, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Paul White of Sports Weekly follows the trade rumor mill, particularly where he thinks A.J. Burnett will land
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio looks at how the division is breaking down in the second half
Portland Sea Dogs broadcaster Mike Antonellis previews tonight's Minors Monday game versus the Reading Philles

Under the Lights

Mike Siano of "Fantasy 411" answers questions and evaluates listeners' transactions
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson talks about the acquisition of outfielder Preston Wilson from the Rockies
Reds reporter Anthony Castrovince deals with all the trade rumors concerning the team, particularly Adam Dunn

  Jul 15, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 15, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 15, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Sabor a Beisbol producer Alfonso Pozzo talks about the All-Star edition of the show
Bob Herzog of Long Island's Newsday reports on player response to the World Baseball Classic

Around the Minors with Mayo

Around the Minors for July 15, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

WFAN Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti talks about the effect Chien-Ming Wang's injury will have on the Yankee rotation
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes previews this weekend's series against the Cardinals
Padres outfielder-first baseman Mark Sweeney on how the team sets up for the second half

Under the Lights

Twins reporter Mark Sheldon talks about the acquisition of Bret Boone
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand talks about the injuries to the starting rotation and picking up Al Leiter to help

  Jul 14, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 14, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 14, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Nationals reporter Bill Ladson discusses the acquisition of Preston Wilson and the injury to Junior Spivey
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding looks at the other side of the deal, the Rockies' decision to trade Preston Wilson and acquire Eric Byrnes

Todd McFarlane Show

Sports brand manager for McFarlane Toys Mark Webber on producing Tiger player figures for FanFest in Detroit

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd discusses the Preston Wilson trade and the general direction of the ball club
Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Trupiano talks about Curt Schilling going to the bullpen and the Jay Payton trade
A's broadcaster Robert Buan looks at the recent trades and what else the team may do before the deadline
WTEM radio Nationals reporter Mark Stern talks about the Wilson trade

Under the Lights

Fox Sports analyst Kevin Kennedy takes a tour of the Majors with Ben Platt and Ross Porter
Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda shares some stories of his managing days with the Dodgers
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne looks at Curt Schilling's not-so-auspicious debut out of the bullpen.

  Jul 13, 2005
Around the Minors with Mayo

Correspondent Sapna Pathic previews the Eastern League All-Star Game
Mobile BayBears GM Bill Shanahan talks about what goes into hosting a Minor League All-Star Game
Red Sox pitching prospect Jon Lester of the Portland Sea Dogs talks about being an Eastern League All-Star and playing with infield prospect Hanley Ramirez
Minor League reporter Kevin Czerwinski highlights Mitch Jones' Home Run Derby performance and previews the Triple-A All-Star Game
Altoona Curve manager Tony Beasley on having the opportunity to manage in the Eastern League All-Star Game
Brewers prospect Tony Gwynn Jr. of the Huntsville Stars talks about making the Southern League All-Star Game and having his father watch him play

  Jul 12, 2005
Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 12, 2005

Baseball Brunch

The Baseball Brunch for July 12, 2005

Town Hall Meeting

Commissioner Bud Selig answers questions for the fans at John Hancock FanFest in Detroit

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Mark Webb of the Major League Experience gives a behind-the-scenes look at their adult fantasy camp
Todd McFarlane talks about the design process behind making his baseball figures and the possibility of making them for the World Baseball Classic

2005 All-Star Game Pregame Show

National reporter Barry M. Bloom discusses how the Home Run Derby format sets the stage for the World Baseball Classic
Tigers first-round pick Cameron Maybin describes aspects of his game and hopes to sign soon
Paul White of Sports Weekly debates the merits of newer ballparks versus the old ones
Former Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder talks about the All-Star Game returning to Detroit and his son Prince
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko tells how manager Ozzie Guillen motivates the team
Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee talks about being at his first All-Star Game and overcoming injuries in the first half
Former Tigers pitcher Jack Morris explains why Detroit sports are on the rise
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach discusses Tony LaRussa's decision to start Chris Carpenter over Roger Clemens

2005 All-Star Game

The 76th All-Star Game from Comerica Park in Detroit

  Jul 11, 2005
World Baseball Classic Press Conference

Former Dodgers and USA Olympic baseball manager Tommy Lasorda offers his thoughts on the World Baseball Classic

All-Star Managers Press Conference

All-Star managers Tony LaRussa and Terry Francona announce their lineups and starting pitchers

AL All-Star Players Press Conference

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko talks about the White Sox's phenomenal first half and previews the game
White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik on making the American League squad
White Sox pitcher Jon Garland looks forward to Tuesday night's action
Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers comments on his decision to compete in the All-Star Game
Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield talks about the Yanks' first half and the All-Star experience
Yankees third baseman and AL starter Alex Rodriguez shares his impressions of the All-Star Game
Tigers manager and AL coach Alan Trammell talks about the American League squad
A's manager and AL coach Ken Macha offers his take on the AL lineup
Orioles closer B.J. Ryan talks about his selection to the AL team
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts looks ahead to the All-Star matchups
Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek offers some thoughts on the upcoming game
Angels left fielder Garret Anderson on his selection to the team

NL All-Star Players Press Conference

Astros third baseman Morgan Ensberg on getting the call to join the All-Star team en route to Lake Tahoe
Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen talks about the upcoming matchup
Phillies reliever Billy Wagner talks about the National League staff
Mets catcher Mike Piazza reflects on the All-Star experience particularly as it applies to this stage in his career
Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee talks about the year he's having and coming to Detroit
Padres ace Jake Peavy looks back at the team's first half and forward to the game
Brewers outfielder Carlos Lee talks about representing a much-improved Milwaukee club
Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis talks about winning it for the National League
Rockies pitcher Brian Fuentes on making the NL squad
Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez talks about his All-Star caliber season so far
Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt talks to the media about making the team

2005 Home Run Derby Preview Show

Marlins ace Dontrelle Willis on his strong first half and enjoying the festivities
Pirates outfielder Jason Bay talks about his chances in Home Run Derby and hanging out with his fellow All-Stars
Houston Chronicle columnist Richard Justice discusses Kenny Rogers' handling of the recent controversy surrounding him and the starting pitchers for the All-Star Game
Actor Billy Bob Thornton talks about the premiere of his new movie The Bad News Bears
Nationals closer Chad Cordero compares playing in Washington versus Montreal
Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson comments on the new Home Run Derby format

2005 Home Run Derby

Dodgers shortstop Cesar Izturis raves about Bobby Abreu's first-round showing
Phillies bullpen coach Ramon Henderson talks about pitching to Abreu during his record-setting performance
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera talks about how well Carlos Lee has represented Panama in the Home Run Derby
Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon is blown away by Abreu and speculates on teammate David Ortiz's chances to catch him
Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers talks about teammate Mark Teixeira and the team's chances of catching the Angels in the second half
Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement breaks down Ortiz's performance and talks about being an All-Star newbie
Braves pitcher John Smoltz cheers on teammate Andruw Jones and looks at converting back from closer to starter
Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran on representing the team as an All-Star
Rangers first baseman Mark Teixeira describes his experience in his first Home Run Derby
White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle breaks down the National League lineup he will be facing tomorrow night as the American League starter
Orioles closer B.J. Ryan and second baseman Brian Roberts talk about being in their first All-Star Game
Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada is also wowed by Abreu's performance
2005 Home Run Derby champion Bobby Abreu talks about his night at the plate

  Jul 10, 2005
2005 Futures Game Pregame Show

USA Baseball CEO Paul Seiler on the growth of young players in the Minor Leagues and the IOC decision
Team USA manager George Brett talks about his impressions of the young players and the Futures Game as a whole
Team USA starting pitcher Justin Verlander describes what it means to pitch in Comerica Park
Devil Rays prospect Delmon Young talks about brother Dmitri of the Tigers and being around Major League All-Stars

2005 Futures Game

Angels prospect Brandon Wood talks about playing for George Brett on the USA team
Braves pitching prospect Anthony Lerew on his performance for Team USA and his experience in Detroit
Dodgers catching prospect Russ Martin discusses his adjustment from the infield to behind the plate
Giants prospect Kevin Frandsen talks about his enthusiasm for playing in the Futures Game
Royals prospect Justin Huber shares his own experiences changing positions
Yankee prospect Kevin Thompson talks about how much fun he is having and how the ball carries in Comerica Park
Diamondbacks prospect Miguel Montero on playing in the Futures Game
Tigers pitching prospect Joel Zumaya describes his first experience pitching in Comerica Park
World team coach Bobby Dickerson talks about the players showcasing their talent and his own hopes of managing in the Majors
Devil Rays prospect B.J Upton on playing in another Futures Game

  Jul 9, 2005
Baseball Brunch

Major League Experience president Mark Webb discusses how the Major League Experience program brings fans closer to the game
Baseball Hall of Fame director of research Tim Wiles talks about the performance of "Casey at the Bat" taking place at FanFest

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 9, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

National reporter Barry Bloom offers a take on the World Baseball Classic and the International Olympic Committee's decision to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games
Indians prospect Ryan Garko looks back at his season so far at Triple-A Buffalo and looks forward to playing in the Futures Game under manager George Brett

  Jul 8, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 8, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 8, 2005

Pat Sajak Baseball Hour

Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen talks about what the All-Star Game will do for Detroit's image and how the dimensions of Comerica Park will affect Home Run Derby and the game

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News comments on Kenny Rogers' decision to participate in the All-Star Game
Brewers manager Ned Yost on the importance of the team finishing strong into the break
Tigers pitcher Mike Maroth talks about his All-Star break plans, the exclusion of teammate Jeremy Bonderman from the AL team, and the team's hopes of gaining ground on the White Sox
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes discusses the Cubs' decision to demote Corey Patterson and the 'Stros turning the season around

Under the Lights

Tigers pitcher Jason Johnson talks about the team's attitude going into the break and offers his own take on Jeremy Bonderman's All-Star snub
Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson on how the team can improve in the second half
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin talks about the pitching staff and the team's All-Star representatives

  Jul 7, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 7, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 7, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Louisville Slugger representative Rick Redman talks about the production of bats and what today's pros prefer
Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News comments on the All-Star Game and the new Home Run Derby format

Goin' Deep

Nationals special assistant to the GM Bob Boone talks about the surprising first half in D.C. and sons Aaron and Bret

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Central regional writer Jim Molony reports on the latest trade rumors and who may yet be dealt before the trade deadline

Under the Lights

Tigers reporter Jason Beck touches on the Home Run Derby and Jeremy Bonderman's stellar first half
Indians reporter Justice Hill on Jake Westbrook's recent performance and the resurgence of Aaron Boone

  Jul 6, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 6, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 6, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Author Steve Borelli talks about his latest book How About That? on the life of Hall of Fame broadcaster Mel Allen

GM Corner

Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty talks about the six Redbird All-Stars and staying focused atop the NL Central
Angels GM Bill Stoneman comments on the team's best start in franchise history

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb responds to being named a candidate for the Final Vote and expresses the need for the team to play more consistently in the second half
Indians manager Eric Wedge on the need to finish strong going into the All-Star break and focus on catching the White Sox in the second half
Andy Masur of WGN radio talks about Derrek Lee's shoulder injury and the Cubs' inconsistent play
National reporter Barry Bloom talks about Kenny Rogers' decision to play in the All-Star Game

Under the Lights

Seth Everett of "Stayin' Hot" offers his take on the All-Star voting and the first half of the season
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson talks about the impact Jose Vidro's return has had on the lineup
Rangers reporter Jesse Sanchez discusses potential needs for the team leading up to the trade deadline
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro talks about the possibility of losing A.J. Burnett

  Jul 5, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 5, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 5, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin talks about not making the All-Star team and the recent shaky state of the Sox bullpen

Around the Minors with Mayo

Buffalo Bisons broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus takes a tour of the International League and reports on what he's been seeing from the top prospects
Minor League reporter Kevin Czerwinski breaks down the Futures Game rosters and provides a scouting report on the players to watch

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros closer Brad Lidge on making the National League All-Star team and teammate Morgan Ensberg not making it
Sports Weekly's Paul White breaks down the All-Star rosters and discusses the Nationals' efforts to maintain some distance at the top of the NL East
White Sox DH Frank Thomas joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Craig Elsten of KOGO radio reports on the NL West race and the latest estimate for the return of Barry Bonds

Under the Lights

Cory Schwartz of "Fantasy 411" talks about the All-Star selections and comes up with some players who may be flying under the fantasy radar

  Jul 1, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for July 1, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for July 1, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Twins third baseman Michael Cuddyer talks about baserunning and the strength of the AL Central
Brewers infielder Bill Hall on the strides the team has taken and trying to get hits on his mother's birthday

Around the Minors with Mayo

Texas prospect Thomas Diamond reacts to his selection to the Futures Game and promotion to Double-A
Cleveland Triple-A prospect Ryan Garko talks about his Futures Game selection and playing in Buffalo

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Giants pitcher Noah Lowry on his win against the Diamondbacks and the upcoming series with the Padres
Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington talks about the possible motivation behind the Kenny Rogers incident
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes discusses who might be buyers or sellers in the NL Central
Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz talks about the various trade rumors surrounding the team and Juan Pierre's impact on the season

Under the Lights

New MLB.com blogger Curt Smith talks about his days in the White House and how he got into blogging
Darryl Hamilton of "Stayin' Hot" comments on the Kenny Rogers incident and the dominance of the White Sox
Blue Jays reporter Spencer Fordin looks at what to expect from Josh Towers after taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning his last start, and whether the Jays can catch the Red Sox in the AL East