Monday, August 10, 2020

Super Secret Special Surprise Episode

The newest episode of Slump or Dump is a crazy one! What starts as a typical episode of Slump or Dump erupts into a wild trade deadline discussion with a shocking finish that surprised even our hosts! You do not want to miss this.

Rougned Odor Providing All the Fantasy Punch You Need!

Ian and Eric discuss Ian's inherent Rougned Odor bias, their favorite streaming pitcher options for the week and their weekly risers and sleepers. They also continue to discuss Joey Gallo and his march to 50 home runs.

Cleveland Indians: Why the Oscar Mercado trade is a bigger deal than you may think.

Oscar Mercado
The Indians have needed outfield help this season and upgraded by getting Leonys Martin, but the acquisition of Oscar Mercado may be more than you think.

MLB Trade Deadline + Guest Host: Steven Creange

Joe was tied up with the Jets this week, so James was joined on the show by his dad and the Spurtability historian: Steven Creange (1:58 - 3:05). James introduces and gives out the inaugural Josh Hader/Sean Newcomb/Trea Turner Tweet of the Week award (3:05 - 7:32). The guys then dig deep into the MLB trade deadline and look at some of the best and worst trades (7:32 - 21:33). This leads into Roberto Osuna talk (21:33 - 27:53). They wrap up the show with some listener questions for James's dad (27:53 - 36:00). Spurtability store: Joe's Twitter: @joeylozito James's Twitter: @jamescreange

Cleveland Indians: What is Jim Thome’s Legacy in Cleveland?

Jim Thome
Jim Thome was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame on Sunday. This week we look back at his illustrious career in Cleveland and discuss what Cleveland fans think of him today.

The Cleveland Indians shouldn’t stop with Brad Hand and Adam Cimber

Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians upgraded their bullpen but should they continue to be active as the trade deadline looms?

Corey Kluber was Traded for Ryan Ludwick

Joe and James open up the show by talking about the new Spurtability store *see link below* (1:47 - 5:57). They then jump into their Trevor Bauer Hot Take of the Week (5:57 - 7:57). Long time listener, first time caller Richie sends in a Yankees question for the guys (7:57 - 11:42). Before taking a break, James and Joe discuss the return of Shohei Ohtani (11:42 - 15:48). James's dad joins the show for his history lesson of the week (15:48 - 17:22). The guys then talk about the flaws (or lack thereof) of the MLB All-Star game (17:22 - 24:29). The show wraps up with the guys selecting their All-Star team of players traded at deadlines past (24:29 - 39:37). Spurtability Store Link: Joe's Twitter Handle: @joeylozito James's Twitter Handle: @jamescreange

Cleveland Indians: A brief history of the Ohio Cup

Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are set to battle in another chapter of their historic Ohio Cup, inter-league rivalry.

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

The Cleveland Browns are the only cure for Cleveland as LeBron James bolts for LA

The pressure is on the Cleveland Browns after LeBron James heads to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a rebuild and the Indians are competing for a World Series. But the Cleveland Browns are the team the fans need to win more than all.
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