The podcast begins with a bit of news that wasn't. Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was reportedly heading to the Astros on Wednesday, but that deal has still not come to fruition. That could allow a club like the Yankees, who also reportedly have interest in Cole, back into the running for the ace's services. Tyler and Sam open the show with a quick discussion of which prospect pool Bucs fans should rather dip into if Cole is indeed traded.
The Prospect Projections series continued this week in the National League East, where Sam explains why Luiz Gohara could make a large impact for the Braves in his upcoming rookie campaign.
Finally, the American League established the designated hitter rule on Jan. 11, 1973, so the guys celebrate the anniversary with a quick discussion on which prospects could wind up in a DH role.
Ben's Biz Banter (13:43)
MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill is back for his weekly segment to talk about dogs across the Minor League landscape, following the tragic death of Trenton's Derby over the weekend. He also discusses what Minor League front offices do in the offseason.
Adam Marco interview (23:38)
Adam Marco has been named a broadcaster for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after spending eight years behind the microphone with Class A West Virginia. Marco calls into the podcast to talk about making the jump to Triple-A, what it's like to work in West Virginia and what home run calls RailRiders fans can expect in 2018.