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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Aug 31, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 31, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 31, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Mets reporter Marty Noble on the team coming to within half a game of the Wild Card and the decision to move Steve Trachsel to the bullpen after a 2-hit outing
Mariners reporter Jim Street previews tonight's matchup between Randy Johnson and 19-year-old phenom Felix Hernandez

GM Corner

Former big leaguer Todd Zeile on the release of his new movie Dirty Deeds
Indians GM Mark Shapiro talks about the team's position in a 3-team race for the Wild Card and the chemistry in the clubhouse
Former Braves president Stan Kasten discusses his bid to buy the Nationals and talks about the business aspect of the general manager's job

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

A's broadcaster Robert Buan says the team is playing its best ball of the season and talks about Bobby Kielty's impact on their hot play
Newsday columnist Jon Heyman talks about the way Mets fans have gotten behind their team and the recent performance of the starting pitching

Under the Lights

West regional writer John Schlegel looks at the races in both leagues
Phillies reporter Ken Mandel on the big battle with the Mets and how they can pull away
Indians reporter Justice Hill looks at the team's weak schedule down the stretch and how it might put them at an advantage

  Aug 30, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 30, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 30, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Astros closer Brad Lidge talks about his preparation for an appearance and the lack of run support for the team's starters
Marlins pitcher Jason Vargas on making his Major League debut and helping the team stay in the NL Wild Card race
Indians second baseman Ronnie Belliard talks about team chemistry and the late push to catch the White Sox

Around the Minors with Mayo

Braves third-base prospect Eric Campbell previews the Appalachian League playoffs
A's pitching prospect Mike Madsen discusses the transition from college and pitching in Vancouver

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand talks about the addition of Mark Bellhorn and the streaky season Jason Giambi is having
Marlins broadcaster Roxy Bernstein tells how the starting rotation has carried the team so far and looks at whether they will add bullpen depth
Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Chicago Tribune columnist Phil Rogers looks at how the White Sox are built for the playoffs and what moves the Cubs may make before the waiver deadline

Under the Lights

Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger breaks down the Mets' push for the postseason
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson on Frank Robinson's comments and the Wild Card race

  Aug 29, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 29, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 29, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Mets third baseman David Wright joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Fox Sports senior writer Ken Rosenthal talks about what to expect as the waiver deadline approaches and the possibility of Barry Bonds going to the American League

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for August 29, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Nationals reporter Bill Ladson talks about the team's struggles offensively and manager Frank Robinson's comments about Rafael Palmeiro
Sports Weekly's Paul White gives his take on the pennant races and Roger Clemens' lack of run support
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio looks at the Diamondbacks' efforts to try to get back into the West race against the Padres
Rochester Red Wings radio announcer Josh Whetzel previews tonight's Minors Monday matchup with the Buffalo Bisons

Under the Lights

Mike Siano of "Fantasy 411" provides some tips on potential bargains down the stretch
Braves reporter Mark Bowman discusses whether the young players on the team will be able to keep it going under pressure
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin on the team's recent slide

  Aug 26, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 26, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 26, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Indians pitching coach Carl Willis talks about keeping his young staff focused and the team's favorable schedule down the stretch
Dave Check of MLB Productions previews the latest TWIB hosted by Pedro Martinez and the upcoming special The Wire
Rockies broadcaster Jack Corrigan promotes his book Warning Track and looks at the team's efforts to avoid a 100-loss season

Around the Minors with Mayo

Yankees prospect Eric Duncan talks about recovering from getting hit in the head and getting in line behind the veterans on the big club
Rangers prospect Chris Richard talks about playing hard down the stretch to reach the Pacific Coast League postseason
New Orleans Zephyrs reliever Jay Bergmann on pitching in the Astros system and making the transition from the rotation to the bullpen

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

ESPN and Giants broadcaster Jon Miller talks Wild Card, Giants and previews the Sunday night matchup between the Diamondbacks and Phillies
Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione gets in a few words about the 2005 Jimmy Fund radiothon and Curt Schilling's unsuccessful start
Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler breaks down the team's performance down the stretch and the impact of Ryan Howard
Los Angeles Daily News writer Tony Jackson provides an in-depth explanation of the Bradley-Kent controversy

Under the Lights

MLBlogger Carl Shimkin talks about the baseball team that inspires his blog -- the New York Mets
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand breaks down Randy Johnson's start and the solid pitching by Shawn Chacon
Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain on the things Tampa Bay can do to improve in 2006

  Aug 25, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 25, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 25, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Pirates outfielder Jason Bay talks about the altercation with the Cardinals following Wednesday's batting practice and rookie phenom pitcher Zach Duke

Todd McFarlane Show

The Todd McFarlane Show for August 25, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Former Major League pitcher Mike Jackson shares his thoughts on pitching today and comments on the Kent-Bradley situation
A's reporter Mychael Urban talks about the importance of getting Eric Chavez back despite the offensive outburst in Detroit
MLB Minor League expert Jonathan Mayo explains the rules regarding teams signing their draft picks
John O'Sheal of MLB Productions previews the new DVD Dodger Blue--The Championship Years

Under the Lights

Pirates reporter Ed Eagle on the injury to Zach Duke and the run-in with the Cardinals
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne breaks down the good and bad of Curt Schilling's first start since April

  Aug 24, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 24, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 24, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard talks about the team's path to the top of the Wild Card standings and being in the middle of early-season trade rumors

GM Corner

MLB vice president of umpiring Mike Port talks about his new job and how to improve the game

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins discusses the final stages of the rebuilding process and the bright future of his team
Indians pitcher Bob Howry rates his club versus two of their Wild Card competitors, the Yankees and A's
Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven talks about the outstanding pitchers' duel between Freddy Garcia and Johan Santana
National reporter Barry Bloom provides a perspective on the Milton Bradley-Jeff Kent dispute and how the Giants built their team going into the 2005 season

Under the Lights

Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro on how Florida needs to play more like a team
Blue Jays reporter Spencer Fordin talks about the influence skipper John Gibbons has had on the team this season
Rangers reporter Jesse Sanchez discusses the whole story behind the waiver claim the Twins made for Alfonso Soriano

  Aug 23, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 23, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 23, 2005

Baseball Brunch

MLB.com Minor League reporter Jonathan Mayo looks at this year's Rookie of the Year candidates

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

A's broadcaster Ken Korach rates the team versus the Yankees and Indians and which one has the best chance of coming out on top in the AL Wild Card race
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Hagen looks at the Phillies' Wild Card prospects and the job Ryan Howard has done filling in for injured Jim Thome at second base

Around the Minors with Mayo

Mets GM Omar Minaya talks about what it means for the organization to host the first NY-Penn League All-Star Game
NY-Penn League president Ben Hayes previews the game and shares his thoughts on the progress of the league
Brooklyn Cyclones outfielder Joe Holden talks about playing in the Mets organization after growing up a Mets fan
First baseman Kyle Larsen of the Staten Island Yankees talks about being selected to the American League-affiliate All-Star team in the NY-Penn League
Hudson Valley Renegades outfielder Garrett Groce talks about winning the NY-Penn League Home Run Derby
Braves reliever Joey Devine on getting called up to the Majors
Brooklyn Cyclones assistant GM Kevin Mahoney on his team and hosting the inaugural NY-Penn League All-Star Game

MLB Radio Special

The First Annual New York-Penn League All-Star Game August 23, 2005

Under the Lights

A's reporter Mychael Urban talks about the starting rotation and the team's recent slide
Orioles reporter Gary Washburn on the reaction to Rafael Palmeiro in the aftermath of his suspension
Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper on whether Corey Patterson is the center fielder of the future and the status of Kerry Wood

  Aug 22, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 22, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 22, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Twins beat writer LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune talks about the waiver claim on Alfonso Soriano and the team's bid for a new stadium
Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News on waiver deadline rumors and the great rookie pitchers making an impact down the stretch

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for August 22, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Sports Weekly's Paul White talks Yankees, Curt Schilling's return to the starting rotation and the role of the media in this day of steroid rumors
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio on the recent controversy involving Milton Bradley and how the division is shaping up
Royals outfielder David DeJesus joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
West Virginia Power broadcaster Andy Barch previews tonight's game with the Kannapolis Intimidators

Under the Lights

MLB Radio's Vinny Micucci talks about his favorite broadcasters and the impact starting pitcher Felix Hernandez will have in next year's fantasy drafts
Mark Whicker of the Orange County Register on how first baseman Darin Erstad has been able to make an impression at the plate and in the field

  Aug 19, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 19, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 19, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Dave Check of MLB Productions previews the latest This Week in Baseball hosted by Padres second baseman Mark Loretta
Twins third baseman Michael Cuddyer talks about the current winning streak and the possibility of the team getting into the playoffs through the back door

Pat Sajak Baseball Hour

Yankees broadcaster John Sterling looks at the current state of the team's pitching staff and predicts an active offseason for the front office

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Phillies pitcher Geoff Geary talks about holding the NL Wild Card lead and his work raising money in the battle against ALS
Giants pitcher Noah Lowry looks at the team's still-active chances of making the playoffs in a weak NL West and his own recent pitching performances
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes breaks down Roger Clemens' last outing against the Brewers and the team's continued troubles within the division
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach updates whether Scott Rolen will need season-ending surgery

Under the Lights

MLBlogger Steve Mitchell talks about his blog and his allegiance to the Blue Jays
"Baseball Brunch" host and former Yankee Jim Leyritz on how Joe Torre may have lost some of his fire for managing
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about the addition of Mike DeJean and its positive impact on the bullpen

  Aug 18, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 18, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 18, 2005

Baseball Brunch

National reporter Barry Bloom updates the latest from the owners' meetings
Brewers closer Derrick Turnbow talks about the change in approach necessary when converting to the closer's role

Goin' Deep

Commissioner Bud Selig addresses the media following the owners' meetings
Cardinals broadcaster Joe Buck talks about the ceremonial events for the final year of Busch Stadium and gives an advance brief on its replacement

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Devil Rays broadcaster DeWayne Staats talks about the team's dominance of the Yankees and the general direction of the franchise
Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz says getting consistent hitting down the stretch will be the most important factor in making the playoffs

Under the Lights

Central regional writer Jim Molony breaks down the AL and NL Wild Card races
Phillies reporter Ken Mandel on how the team has been able to rise to the top of the NL Wild Card race
Twins reporter Mark Sheldon talks about how the team has been able to get back into the playoff race

  Aug 17, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 17, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 17, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee looks at Barry Bonds' possible return this year and Armando Benitez returning to the closer's role
Rangers outfielder David Dellucci on dealing with the Texas heat and the recently-stopped losing streak

GM Corner

Cubs GM Jim Hendry talks about the importance of scouting and signing their 2005 top draft pick
Rangers assistant to the GM Mel Didier discusses the team's latest roster moves and the lack of consistent pitching
Alan Schwartz of Baseball America on the nature of statistics in baseball and the information used to complete a scouting report

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Mets broadcaster Ted Robinson updates the health of Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran and looks at the team's playoff chances
Reds broadcaster Steve Stewart examines the Ken Griffey Jr. trade rumors and whether the team has taken a step in the right direction this year
National reporter Barry Bloom has the latest from the owners' meetings and offers his take on Bonds' chances of playing this season

Under the Lights

Former Dodgers broadcaster Ross Porter talks about the Royals' misfortunes and the weak play in the NL West
Mark Webb of Ultimate Baseball Experience on what people might expect if they get involved in the competition
USA Today editor Steve Borelli talks about his book How About That! The Life of Mel Allen
Indians reporter Justice Hill explains why the rebuilding process in Cleveland is not yet complete

  Aug 16, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 16, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 16, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Giants reliever LaTroy Hawkins talks about getting adjusted to a new team and the impending return of Armando Benitez from the DL
Astros closer Brad Lidge on the small lead the team holds in the Wild Card race and running his fantasy football league
Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin looks at the life of a middle reliever and the challenge of staying fresh down the stretch and in the playoffs

Around the Minors with Mayo

Reds pitching prospect Homer Bailey explains how the tandem pitching system works with his team and his season so far
Jacksonville Suns broadcaster Joe Block talks about what has made his team the hottest in the Minors

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Nationals broadcaster David Shea discusses the importance of the current series with the Phillies
Angels broadcaster Steve Physioc talks about the team's current winning streak
Orioles pitcher Erik Bedard joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust

Under the Lights

Nationals broadcaster Charlie Slowes talks about the team's decision to bring up speedy outfielder Brandon Watson
Reds reporter Anthony Castrovince discusses the ongoing saga surrounding the possible trade of Ken Griffey Jr.
WFAN Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti looks at the reasons why the Yanks have stayed close in the AL East and Wild Card races despite well-documented pitching problems
Tigers reporter Jason Beck talks about the overall performance of new closer Fernando Rodney

  Aug 15, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 15, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 15, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Twins center fielder Torii Hunter talks about his ankle injury and the rehab process
Dodgers broadcaster Al Downing on learning how to pitch at a young age and the evolution of the art

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for August 15, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Paul White of Sports Weekly looks at players who could clear waivers and still be traded and which teams have aan advantage in the NL Wild Card race
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio looks at the division and how none of the teams look playoff ready
A's catcher Jason Kendall joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Kinston Indians voice Rob Sinclair previews tonight's matchup with the Salem Avalanche

Under the Lights

Cory Schwartz of "Fantasy 411" on the importance of saves in fantasy standings and why Keith Foulke will have an impact down the stretch
West regional reporter John Schlegel talks about the subpar play of the NL West this year
Giants reporter Rich Draper on the team's struggles this year and the difference a healthy Barry Bonds might have made

  Aug 12, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 12, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 12, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Former Astros manager and current broadcaster Larry Dierker breaks down the Astros' surge over the last couple of months
Dave Check of MLB Productions previews this week's TWIB with host Ozzie Guillen and the latest Maximum MLB
A's pitcher Barry Zito on his recent success coinciding with the team's and the series win over the Angels

Around the Minors with Mayo

Diamondbacks infield prospect Keoni DeRenne talks about his chances of making it in the Majors and the baseball careers of his father and grandfather
Twins Triple-A prospect J.D. Durbin talks about coming back strong off a shoulder injury

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Mets broadcaster Ed Coleman updates the injury status of Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran
White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson on the team's huge divisional lead and the origin of "You can put it on the board, YESSSS!"
Red Sox first baseman John Olerud talks about playing for the Red Sox after playing against them in last year's ALCS
Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes looks at the incredible July and August of Andy Pettitte
Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy previews the weekend series with the White Sox

Under the Lights

Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo on his musical interests and the success of the team
Longtime Red Sox radio voice Joe Castiglione on the team's chances of repeating in 2005
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin explains why the team will be able to survive in the playoffs
Kevin Winter of ESPN Radio in Boston talks about the Red Sox style of play and why keeping Curt Schilling in the bullpen is a good idea for now

  Aug 11, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 11, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 11, 2005

Baseball Brunch

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper talks about the secrets of the staff's success and the pursuit of a playoff spot

Todd McFarlane Show

The Todd McFarlane Show for August 11, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Braves broadcaster Bob Rathbun talks about how the fans are getting behind the youth on the team and setting up for a postseason bid
Astros TV voice Bill Brown updates the Brandon Backe injury and the impact Morgan Ensberg has had on their recent run
Phillies broadcaster Scott Graham talks about Jim Thome having surgery and the team's more aggressive approach at the plate

Under the Lights

Jonathan Mayo of "Around the Minors" gives a scouting report on some of the prospects whose names came up at the trade deadline
Billy Sample of the "Baseball Brunch" talks about the neck-and-neck race between the A's and Angels atop the AL West
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand updates the state of the Yankees pitching staff, particularly Carl Pavano's recent setback

  Aug 10, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 10, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 10, 2005

Baseball Brunch

A's reporter Mychael Urban looks back on the team's hot second half and breaks down the current series with the Angels
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro talks about the latest on the team's stadium situation and their current skid, which includes a doubleheader loss to the Rockies
Angels reliever Scot Shields joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust

GM Corner

Former pitcher Geoff Zahn remembers Gene Mauch, his manager both in Minnesota and Anaheim
Astros GM Tim Purpura talks about the team's recent play and the possibility of getting Jeff Bagwell back for the stretch run
A's assistant GM David Forst on the team's phenomenal second half so far and the young players who are among the reasons for their success

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck talks about Rafael Palmeiro and Kenny Rogers returning from suspensions
National reporter Barry M. Bloom on the reduction of Rogers' suspension and the leaks in the Palmeiro case

Under the Lights

Orioles reporter Gary Washburn talks about the changes in the team since Sam Perlozzo replaced Lee Mazzilli as manager
Braves reporter Mark Bowman looks at the year Andruw Jones has been having and his chances to win the National League MVP
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert talks about the wild roller coaster ride it's been following the team in a mediocre NL West

  Aug 9, 2005
Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 9, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Astros second baseman Craig Biggio joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust

Around the Minors with Mayo

White Sox prospect Chris Stewart talks about being the subject of trade rumors and dealing with asthma
High-school prospect Kyle Drabek on playing in the Aflac High School Baseball Classic and getting help from his father Doug

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser breaks down the situation between Larry Krueger and Felipe Alou and talks about how hot the A's have been since the break
Angels broadcaster Jose Mota looks at what the team must do to hold off the charging A's in the AL West
Former Major Leaguer Bobby Wine shares some memories of playing under the late Gene Mauch
Nationals special assistant to the GM Bob Boone looks back at his experiences playing under Gene Mauch
Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte talks about the big turnaround to the team's season and maintaining their lead in the Wild Card race
Yankees manager Joe Torre updates Randy Johnson's health status and talks about facing the White Sox

Under the Lights

Blue Jays reporter Spencer Fordin looks at the potential of young outfielder Alex Rios
Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger comments on the treatment of Carlos Beltran by Mets fans
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne discusses the deals that sent Jose Cruz Jr. to the Dodgers and picked up Mike Remlinger from the Cubs
Astros reporter Alyson Footer talks about the big year thus far for third baseman Morgan Ensberg

  Aug 8, 2005
Top of the First

Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley announces the DHL Deliveryman of the Month for July

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 8, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News talks about the firing of Lee Mazzilli, Rafael Palmeiro's suspension and Dusty Baker's future with the Cubs

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for August 8, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

A's pitcher Kirk Saarloos talks about the team's recent red-hot play and tries to put a finger on what turned the season around
Brewers manager Ned Yost on getting to .500 and matching up against the Cardinals
Sports Weekly's Paul White talks about how good the A's are and the rumors surrounding Dusty Baker
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio discusses the recent KNBR radio controversy in San Francisco and the Padres' return to winning ways
Binghamton Mets broadcaster Robert Ford talks about the Mets prospects and previews tonight's game versus the Norwich Navigators

Under the Lights

Mike Siano of "Fantasy 411" talks about making up points as the end of the season nears
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro looks at the disappointing seasons Mike Lowell and most of the starting pitchers are having
Brewers reporter Adam McCalvy on how the team is mixing the young talent with the veteran help

  Aug 5, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 5, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 5, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Dave Check of MLB Productions talks about upcoming segments for This Week in Baseball and footage of Eric Byrnes' arrival in Baltimore
Rangers outfielder David Dellucci on the arrival of Phil Nevin and the pressure on the team to keep up with the A's and Angels

Around the Minors with Mayo

Carolina Mudcats reliever Chris Resop talks about his transition to being a pitcher in the Marlins system
Giants reliever Jeremy Accardo tells his story about going undrafted two years ago to making the Majors this year

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Diamondbacks intermim GM Bob Gebhard talks about the direction of the ballclub and having a shot at winning the NL West
New MLB senior vice president for baseball operations Joe Garagiola Jr. describes his new job
A's broadcaster Robert Buan looks at the team's chances of overtaking the Angels and how well the rookies have performed
"Stayin' Hot's" own Darryl Hamilton reports from the Rangers Hall of Fame as the team prepares to retire the late manager Johnny Oates' number

Under the Lights

Fantasy guru Matthew Berry of the "Talented Mr. Roto's Daily TRUM" on MLBlogs talks about the blog and provides some timely fantasy advice
Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun talks about the development of the club's young starting pitchers

  Aug 4, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 4, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 4, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Rangers outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. talks about chasing the A's and Angels in the AL West and dealing with the heat in Texas

Goin' Deep

Braves pitcher Tim Hudson talks about the team's rise to the top of the NL East despite key injuries throughout the first half of the season
Baseball author and historian Bruce Markusen discusses the process of electing a player to the Hall of Fame

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Orioles executive VP of baseball operations Jim Beattie talks about the decision to fire Lee Mazzilli and the impact of Rafael Palmeiro's suspension
Orioles reporter Gary Washburn on Mazzilli's dismissal
MLB VP of on-field operations Bob Watson looks forward to taking on his new position as the head of USA Baseball
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx manager Bobby Dickerson talks about Nomar Garciaparra's rehab stint and upcoming return
Fox Sports analyst Mark Gubicza gives his take on the Orioles' plight and the A's run at the AL West title
The St. Louis Cardinals announce a new deal to broadcast games on KTRS radio starting in 2006

Under the Lights

Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about how the franchise is lookiing toward next year
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson on how disappointing centerfielder Preston Wilson has been since arriving from Colorado

  Aug 3, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 3, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 3, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Twins broadcaster Dan Gladden talks about the team's recent slide and the effect of steroids on the game
Padres broadcaster Mark Grant discusses the fact that the entire NL West is playing sub-.500 baseball and the decision to deal Phil Nevin before the trade deadline

GM Corner

Orioles broadcaster Buck Martinez talks about the Palmeiro situation and the team's 7-game losing streak
Former Major League manager Bobby Bragan looks ahead at becoming the oldest manager in baseball history when he takes over the Fort Worth Cats for one day on August 15

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Indians assistant GM Chris Antonetti talks about the club picking up the 2006 option on Aaron Boone's contract and the health of Travis Hafner
Indians third baseman Aaron Boone on being picked up by the club for 2006
Yankees broadcaster Ken Singleton talks about the troubles with the Yankees' starting rotation and the push to catch the Red Sox in the AL East
Indians left fielder Casey Blake touches on the big lead the White Sox have in the AL Central and the team's efforts to catch them one day at a time

Under the Lights

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin looks at the speculation surrounding a possible deal involving Ken Griffey Jr.
Phillies reporter Ken Mandel talks about Jim Thome's status and some still-active trade rumors

  Aug 2, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 2, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 2, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Astros closer Brad Lidge talks about the team's recent surge and the trade deadline
Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin discusses the Manny situation, Matt Clement's health status and the AL East race

Around the Minors with Mayo

Rockies closer prospect Scott Beerer talks about his pitching mechanics as a late-inning reliever, his successful recovery from an injury and his future with the franchise
Author Steve Weissman discusses his book Beach Chairs and Baseball Bats: A Celebration of the Cape Cod League

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Orioles broadcaster Fred Manfra on the team's reaction to Rafael Palmeiro's suspension and what he needs to do to rebuild his image
National reporter Barry Bloom discusses Palmeiro's plight and Barry Bonds' unlikely return this year
New York Daily News columnist Bill Madden looks at suspected steroid users' chances of making the Hall of Fame
Diamondbacks broadcaster Ken Phelps talks about Joe Garagiola Jr. leaving the team for the Commissioner's office and the team's place atop the NL West

Under the Lights

Tigers reporter Jason Beck on Placido Polanco's contract extension
Pirates reporter Ed Eagle looks at the pressure the team will be under to contend next year
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne discusses whether or not Manny Ramirez will be in a Boston uniform next year

  Aug 1, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for August 1, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for August 1, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Orioles reporter Gary Washburn comments on Rafael Palmeiro's suspension for violation of MLBs Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for August 1, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Paul White of Sports Weekly talks about Palmeiro's suspension
NL West correspondent Craig Elsten of KOGO radio looks at the Padres' struggles and who will most likely rise to the top of the NL West
Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman joins Players Talk presented by MLBPLAYERS.com and the Players Trust
Buffalo Bisons broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus previews tonight's game versus the Indianapolis Indians

Minors Monday

Indianapolis Indians at Buffalo Bisons: Cesar Crespo's 11th-inning homer gives Indy a 9-8 win over Buffalo

Under the Lights

Vinny Micucci discusses the winners and losers after the trade deadline and Rafael Palmeiro's suspension
Central regional reporter Jim Molony tallies the final score on who won and who lost during trade season