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Short Hops Podcast: Episode: 57: Wild Cards in Flux

Can the Brewers stop their free fall and earn a postseason berth? DVR & Bernie discuss Milwaukee, the changes in Arizona and Texas, and look ahead at their preliminary second-base rankings for 2015.

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 56: September Callups

DVR & Bernie discuss the prospects on the receiving end of a September callup, toss-ups for 2015, the shifting playoff picture, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 55: AFL Rosters Revealed

DVR & Bernie get ready for the waiver trade deadline, discuss the prospects that they are most excited to see in the Arizona Fall League, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 54: Top of the Mountain

DVR and Bernie discuss the season-ending surgeries for Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, look ahead to begin forming their 2015 third-base rankings, consider the value of Corey Kluber with respect to elite starting pitchers, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 53: Year 2 Begins

DVR and Bernie begin Year 2 of Short Hops by looking at the injuries mounting for the Tigers, discussing the arrival of Michael Taylor and Rymer Liriano, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 52: Deadline Fallout

DVR and Bernie discuss the fallout from the trade deadline, the struggles of Mike Minor, the callup of Javier Baez, the breakout of Corey Kluber, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Swap Meet

Can the Cards fix Justin Masterson? DVR and Bernie get ready for the non-waiver trade deadline, discuss the deals that have already gone down, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 50: The Big Five-O

DVR and Bernie hit the 50th episode mark and discuss Chase Headley in pinstripes, the Angels' acquisition of Huston Street, the ongoing struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Second Half Primer

DVR and Bernie discuss the Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and All-Star Game, while sharing their expectations for the second half of the season.

Short Hops Podcast: The A's Go All-In

DVR and Bernie discuss the additions to the Oakland rotation, the Marlins' quick hook for Andrew Heaney, and their All-Star Team selections on the eve of All-Star week in Minneapolis.

Short Hops Podcast: Another No-No For Timmy

DVR & Bernie discuss Tim Lincecum's second career no-hitter, the prospect targets of the trade deadline sellers, players to acquire for the second half of the season, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Remembering Mr. Padre

DVR & Bernie discuss the legacy of Tony Gwynn, the continued struggles of Justin Verlander, Bernie's trip to the Southern League All-Star Game, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Polanco Gets the Call

DVR & Bernie discuss Gregory Polanco's promotion, the Twins' surprising addition of Kendrys Morales, Lonnie Chisenhall's breakout, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Cargo on the Shelf (Again)

DVR & Bernie discuss another injury for Carlos Gonzalez, Jonathan Singleton's contract with the Astros, Scott Kazmir's new approach, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Live From Miller Park

DVR & Bernie discuss the ongoing neck issues of Yu Darvish, the increasing use of elite hitters in the No. 2 role, the Braves' decision to call up Tommy La Stella, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: Episode 41: Warm the Grill Up

Who is the best team in baseball as we near the end of May? DVR & Bernie weigh in. Also, Stephen Drew returns to a familiar place, Justin Verlander is struggling, and Trevor Bauer is back in the big leagues.

Short Hops Podcast: An Ace Goes Down

DVR & Bernie discuss Jose Fernandez, the increase in Tommy John surgeries, the struggles of Shelby Miller, whether the Rays should move David Price, and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: GM Pants

Gregory Polanco turned down a long-term contract offer from the Pirates before taking his first at-bat in the big leagues. How soon could we see him in Pittsburgh?

Short Hops Podcast: The Sell Button

Charlie Blackmon's fast start has led many owners to consider an attempt to sell him for a more proven commodity. DVR & Bernie discuss April's standouts and much more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: On Brawls and Pine Tar

DVR & Bernie discuss the melee between the Brewers and Pirates, Michael Pineda's audacious use of pine tar, and their early-season movers through the second half of April.

Short Hops Podcast: A Farewell to More Arms

DVR & Bernie discuss Jackie Robinson Day, the latest wrinkle in the Ryan Braun Problem, the importance of early-season velocity, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Widespread Panic

DVR & Bernie discuss owners’ tendencies to panic, the latest pitching causalities, their failed attempt to work out a Ryan Braun-Yasiel Puig trade in the Steak League, and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Open for Business

DVR & Bernie discuss their post-draft regrets, recap the injuries of the past week, and discuss their spring and early-season surprises.

Short Hops Podcast: Rangers in Danger?

Yu Darvish's neck injury is just the latest in a growing list of ailments that have depleted the Rangers' roster this spring.

Short Hops Podcast: Ready to Start

DVR & Bernie get ready for the opening series in Australia, discuss the injury woes of the A's and Tigers, and break down the prospects they landed in the staff keeper auction.

Short Hops Podcast: Return of the King

DVR & Bernie recap the final week of Bernie's trip to Florida, share more sleepers, and talk about Yu Darvish's new approach.

Short Hops Podcast: The Sleeper Episode, Pt. 2

Zack Wheeler is hardly a secret, but why is he failing to crack the top-200 in NFBC ADP? DVR & Bernie discuss in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: The Sleeper Episode, Pt. 1

Christian Yelich has hit at every level as a pro, but he seems to be flying under the radar in many drafts this spring. DVR and Bernie begin to share their sleepers and undervalued targets in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Ubaldo Finds a Home

After turning things around in Cleveland last season, Ubaldo Jimenez has landed with the Orioles. DVR & Bernie weigh in on the move in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Closing the Door

DVR & Bernie finish up their positional rankings and take a look at relievers, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of spring training in Arizona vs. Florida, and run through a number of toss-up scenarios.

Short Hops Podcast: Behind the Dish

DVR & Bernie share their catcher rankings, discuss the Dodgers' lineup construction, consider the most impactful young players in the game and more.

Short Hops Podcast: The Keystone Cops

Jedd Gyorko was a very pleasant surprise in his rookie campaign, but where does he fall on DVR and Bernie's second base rankings?

Short Hops Podcast: Tanaka Signs

Masahiro Tanaka lands with the Yankees and Clayton Kershaw gets a contract extension with the Dodgers. Plus, DVR & Bernie share their starting pitcher rankings, consider Carlos Santana at third base, and discuss the Brewers' plans at first base.

Short Hops Podcast: It's FSTA Time!

DVR & Bernie discuss the injuries to CarGo, Verlander and Derek Holland, share their top-20 (actually, 21) outfielders, and consider the distribution of auction dollars between hitters and pitchers.

Short Hops Podcast: The Hall of Fame Ballot Episode

DVR & Bernie share their Hall of Fame ballots, set the table with their corner-infield rankings, and discuss where owners should be comfortable selecting Ryan Braun on draft day.

Short Hops Podcast: Happy New Year!

In the first episode of 2014, DVR & Bernie discuss the make-up of Yasiel Puig, consider the idea of Chris Davis as an early first-round pick, dive into the top-10 shortstop rankings and much more!

Short Hops Podcast: I Choo-Choo-Choose You

DVR & Bernie discuss Shin-Soo Choo landing in Texas, the impending arrival of Masahiro Tanaka, the Reds' plans for Billy Hamilton and more!

Short Hops Podcast: Let There Be Music

DVR & Bernie break down the White Sox-Diamondbacks trade, recap the recent signings around the league, and consider potential landing places for some of the top remaining free agents.

Short Hops Podcast: The Chips Are Falling

It's Winter Meetings time in Orlando! Bernie and DVR catch up on the biggest signings and trades that have made this offseason one of the most fast-paced winters in recent memory.

Short Hops Podcast: Trades, Signings, and Gravy

The past week has brought a smorgasbord of moves including blockbuster trades and big free agent signings, but there are plenty of chips still to fall. Put on your Thanksgiving sweatpants!

Short Hops Podcast: The Hot Stove Heats Up

DVR & Bernie discuss The Hot Stove, whether Paul Goldschmidt should have won the NL MVP award, Bernie reconsiders Yasiel Puig at No. 1 overall in 2014, and shares his best from the Arizona Fall League.

Short Hops Podcast: Louder Now

Now coming through the left and right speaker simultaneously, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rookie of the Year results, whether the Tigers should move a starting pitcher this winter, free agent catchers and more!

Short Hops Podcast: We're Back!

Now that David Ortiz and the Red Sox are World Series Champions again, DVR and Bernie are starting to look ahead to 2014 in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Shipping Up to Boston

In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie preview the World Series, talk about a few players that have caught Bernie's eye in the Arizona Fall League, share their top-five closers for 2014, and more.

Short Hops Podcast: And Then There Were Four

In addition to checking in on the four League Championship Series matchups, DVR & Bernie discuss the merits of Javier Baez against Carlos Correa in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Divisional Series Grab Bag

DVR & Bernie discuss the decisive Game 5's on tap, and begin to place Jose Fernandez on the draft board for 2014 in the latest edition of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: It's Playoff Time!

If Justin Upton gets hot, can the Braves find a way to knock out the Dodgers the NLDS?

Short Hops Podcast: O-No!

In this week's episode, DVR and Bernie discuss Manny Machado's injury, the AL Wild Card race, Andy Pettitte's case for a place in the Hall of Fame, and more.

Short Hops Podcast: Setting the Table

How much will a lost 2013 season lower Matt Kemp's stock? In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rangers' slide, Todd Helton's case for the Hall of Fame, and more players that have surprised and disappointed them this season.

Short Hops Podcast: Surprises & Disappointments

Starlin Castro made Bernie and DVR's lists as one of the biggest disappointments in 2013.

Short Hops Podcast: The Hot Seat

What should the Tigers do with Miguel Cabrera battling injury and chasing a Triple Crown down the stretch? Which managers are on the hot seat? DVR & Bernie discuss those topics and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: The Elbow Strikes Back

Despite the Mets' efforts with a closely monitored workload, Matt Harvey has suffered a partially torn UCL. DVR & Bernie discuss that and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Weathering the Storm

Do the Dodgers have the best rotation in baseball? Bernie and DVR discuss that and a number of other topics in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Rangers Get Rios

How much will the addition of Alex Rios help the Rangers? DVR and Bernie discuss that, and much more in the latest episode of Short Hops.

Short Hops Podcast: Suspension Fallout

In the second episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie talk about the impact of the Biogenesis suspensions on the contenders, weigh the Indians' chances of competing with the Tigers down the stretch, and sort out where Javier Baez will eventually fit into th