Monday, April 25, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 4/25/11

Welcome back to Purple Row Radio! On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Andrew's Saturday morning.
- The acquisition of Brad Emaus: who he is as a player, and why he was available.
- The demotion of Ian Stewart.
- Why is our team carrying eight pitchers? Who could be called up as a fifth position player for the bench? What does this mean for Clay Mortensen?
- Our AAA depth, and why we have stockpiled so many "AAAA" type players there. Why is this different from previous years?
- The Jason Giambimobile, and other vehicular metaphors.
- The near no-hit flirtations of Tim Lincecum and Anibal Sanchez (we recorded this before the game against Josh Johnson yesterday, so he wasn't included). 

We've had a good string of guests lately, but there will still be weeks like this one where we are unable to secure one in time. Don't forget that you're always welcome to leave potential topics for a future show in the comments for us to see.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 4/18/11

On this edition of the show, Andrew and I discuss the following things and more:

- Sushi.
- Why we have no reason not to be satisfied with what we got from Alan Johnson's start.
- The unstoppable Jonathan Herrera.
- Dexter Fowler's offense over the past week compared to the season overall.
- Todd Helton's production.
- We are joined by Grant Brisbee to discuss the upcoming Giants series.
- What does Grant thing of the much discussed Brandon Belt, but will we even see him this series with Cody Ross on the way back?
- What did Grant and Greg think of the 30 minute preview of Showtime's new documentary series The Franchise?
- Why is Aubrey Huff so bad in the outfield this year (or why was he not so bad in 2010?)
- Why does Coors Field make Grant so incredibly nervous?
- We breakdown the pitching matchup for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's games.

Read Grant at McCovey Chronicles and SBNation Baseball.

To see the free preview of The Franchise discussed on the show, click here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Purple Row Radio - 4/11/11

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:

- Music.
- Greg Reynolds' and Esmil Rogers' starts this past week, and why this is an important audition period for both of their futures.
- Why both Jonathan Herrera and Jose Lopez supporters have reason to be happy so far this season.
- Ian Stewart's struggles and what we can/should do to help fix them.
- Reminiscence of the times Andrew and I have gotten in trouble for criticizing players.
- The organization's attitude towards releasing players.
- Eric Simon of Amazin' Avenue joins us to preview the upcoming series against the Mets.
- Eric shares his thoughts on Jose Reyes, Mike Pelfrey, Scott Hairston, our old friend Taylor Buchholz and more.
- Knuckleballers such as R.A. Dickey.

- Eric's take on the Mets' new direction after major changes in administration.

Read Eric Simon's work at Amazin' Avenue.
Read Jack Etkin's piece on Michael McKenry's new life in the Red Sox organization.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Purple Row Radio - April 4, 2011 Guest: Eric Stephen of True Blue LA

On this edition, Andrew and I discuss the following topics and more:
- The weather.
- Jose Lopez, Seth Smith, and Chris Iannetta as three players who performed well this series.
- The outfield defense's performance in the first series.
- Andrew getting recognized at Coors Field.
- Finger injuries and pitchers.
- We are joined by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA to preview our upcoming series with the Dodgers.
- Eric breaks down some of the Dodgers roster for us.
- Eric shares his thoughts on Matt Kemp, Hiroki Kuroda and others.

Make sure to check our Eric's writing at True Blue LA, as well as SB Nation Los Angeles.