Found February 04, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
On this episode of Call to the Bullpen, Corey and I are back from vacation with our best episode yet: We talk about: the Prince Fielder and Edwin Jackson signings Argue over whether the Patriots and Giants will combine for more points Sunday than the Astros will win games in 2012. We share our feelings about the unnecessary amount of coverage of Josh Hamilton’s “relapse” Corey learns a valuable lesson about Casey Kotchman’s defensive abilities Pat yells about Marc Rzepczynski being a viable deity We give our pre-spring training picks for playoff teams and cellar dwellers. Man, the Astros stink. Click play on the player below to listen: —– How to subscribe to and follow the MSF Podcast so you never miss an episode: Subscribe to the MSF Podcast on iTunes Join the MSF Podcast Email Digest and get an email whenever a new episode is posted. Follow @PodcastMSF on Twitter or via RSS to get random funny tweets and updates as soon as new episodes are posted. Download this episode in mp...

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