Smoke Signals - League Digest 1.4: Opening Week

Jake and Jamie return to the airwaves for the first regular season edition of the League Digest podcast, where they recap all the headlines and goings-on from opening week.

"League Digest" is a new addition to the Smoke Signals podcast network where Jake Dungan and Jamie Dillon discuss the latest news and notes from the world of Major League Baseball.

Opening week has come and gone and with it a number of headlines across baseball and Jake and Jamie are on top of it all. This week, MLB introduced a new method for tracking pitch velocity using Statcast, but is it more accurate? Plus, the Miami Marlins may have a buyer and Tim Tebow starts his first professional season on a high note.

Topics discussed:

-  Headlines:

  • MLB now using pitch Statcast for pitch velocity readings, causing an average uptick of 0.6 mph across the league.
  • Derek Jeter reportedly among interested parties to buy the Miami Marlins.
  • Orioles signs Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal.
  • Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Atlanta.
  • Matt Harvey solid in first start of 2017.
  • Tim Tebow homers in first minor league game.

-  Trivia question.

-  This week in baseball history.

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