Ack and Kiz return for a holiday edition of PFG. Recorded minutes before the Padres traded for Yu Darvish, the guys nevertheless discuss the Blake Snell trade and all the other moves that have been made so far in the offseason, before getting into some speculation on what other moves are to come. They also talk about some hypothetical expansion (that may not be hypothetical much longer) and what type of realignment might be necessary if 2 teams are added. In Baseball Reference Page of the Day, the late great Phil Niekro. Hooray Sports!
After an agonizingly long layoff, the public clamoring for the return of Pop Flies and Grounders paid off! Ack and Kiz return with the 62nd installment in the series and discuss all the things that happened since they last convened. The Nats winning the World Series, the Astros scandal, and most importantly…an active Hot Stove Season! The Hall of Famer and original Pudge, Carlton Fisk, is today’s Baseball Reference Page of the Day. Hooray Sports!
The trade deadline has passed and there are no more deals to be made. Ack and Kiz are back to talk about every deadline move: who was involved, how it affects the playoff picture, how it changes a team’s future. A quick foray into Baseball Aesthetics brings up the many throwbacks of the last couple weeks and Baseball Reference Page of the Day covers Doyle Alexander. Go Bullets and Hooray Sports!
Ack and Kiz return to discuss some unlikely starting pitchers who are dominating baseball, the Minnesota Twins, and (incredibly) the final “offseason” signings. After the guys talk about some draft picks of years past, Ack sits down with Tyler Jennings of Diamond Digest to go through the 2019 draft and some of his favorite picks. Baseball Reference Page of the Day closes things out featuring Bernard Gilkey. Hooray Sports!
On the Christmas episode of PFG Ack and Kiz tell the story of their baseball gift exchanges before getting into the moves that have been igniting the Hot Stove over the last week. In a new segment, the guys do one short term bet and one long term bet on Manny Machado and the Cincinnati Reds. Baseball Reference Page of the Day finishes things off with Andrew McCutchen. Hooray Sports!
Ack and Kiz hit the ground running with the 2018 offseason. They start on a somber note remembering Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo after their untimely deaths. After recapping the dominance of the 2018 Red Sox, the guys go through a few of the moves that have been made already, and the 2018 Awards. Baseball Reference Page of the Day is a two-fer with the Hall of Fame bound duo, Harold Baines and Lee Smith. Hooray Sports!