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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 15: Aardsma on Arms

Free agent relief pitcher David Aardsma stops by the podcast to discuss the decision-making process that comes with opting out of a contract, what’s next in his job search, analytics and how they can make a pitcher better, the draft and college pitcher usage, and why steroid testing procedures are very important. Josh and Greg also discuss the excellent rotation, the effect Jason Grilli could have on the rest of the bullpen, Troy Tulowitzki’s return and what it means for the infield, and give some quick thoughts on the MLB First Year Player Draft. They also answer listener questions, and discuss Yordano Ventura’s anger issues.


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3 comments on “Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 15: Aardsma on Arms”


Hey guys, just so you know, this podcast is not showing up in the podcast feed again.

Joshua Howsam

You’ve mentioned this a few times, and we can’t replicate the issue with our subscriptions. I have reached out to our hosing service for information though.


Thanks. I hope it is isolated but I suspect it is not.

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