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MLB Has Free Agency Problem | MadBum’s Beef with the Opener

In this episode, something is amiss in MLB. How do you fix it? Then, they break down San Francisco Giants SP MadBum’s recent comments regarding the Opener. In the season two premiere of the Welcome to THE SHOW podcast, Manny and L.A. try to figure out what’s happening in MLB. More Continue Reading

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Dodgers: Nick Francona Issues Official Statement On MLB Investigation

On Friday, Nick Francona issued an official response to MLB’s statement about the investigation into his departure from the Los Angeles Dodgers back in April 0f 2016. The statement comes days after Sports Illustrated published a story profiling Nick Francona and his firing by Gabe Kapler and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Continue Reading

The Historic Deal Between MLB and the FCB Raises Some Questions

This week, MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) came to an agreement to allow Cuban born players to sign with MLB teams. One day later, the deal was finalized, and we, of course, have questions. On Tuesday, Francys Romero first reported that MLB and the FCB had reached an agreement Continue Reading

IGF-1: Why MLB Players Should Be Worried

I know what you’re thinking. What is IGF-1? Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a hormone that all humans produce.  It is made when the pituitary gland produces growth hormone (GH). The GH is then delivered to the liver where it is transformed into IGF-1.

The Untold Story of “The Ultimate Sports Spray” v. MLBPA

There was a time in the early 2010’s when “The Ultimate Sports Spray” was the hottest elixir on the market. The product promised increased energy levels and quicker recovery times from exercising. All without the fear that one was ingesting one of many banned substances.

MLB: Scouts Targeting International Ballplayers as Young as 13

According to a report out of the Dominican Republic, MLB scouts are targeting international players as young as 13 and 14 years of age. Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated published a report, by senior writer Jon Wertheim, revealing that the U.S. Department of Justice has undertaken a “sweeping probe” of MLB teams’ Continue Reading

How Members of the Astros Stole Trade Secrets

This season, the Houston Astros dominated the world of pitching on all levels. How were they able to accomplish this feat? According to a complaint (see document #75) filed in Palm Beach County, Neiman Nix, an ex-MLB pitcher and founder of DNA Performance Lab, alleges that members of the Houston Astros Continue Reading

“Baseball Cop” + Eddie Dominguez

Eddie Dominguez is one of the founding members of MLB’s Department of Investigations (DOI)and author of “Baseball Cop.” Eddie joins WTTS to talk about “Baseball Cop” and more! In “Baseball Cop,” Eddie Dominguez shines a light on the inner workings of the office of MLB’s commissioner. He also shows how baseball’s bosses are complicit Continue Reading