After nearly a month away, Brock is back in the saddle & ready for 2015 in Episode 92. Due to the extended holiday break, there is a lot to catch up on & Brock does his best to get to all the major happenings & a few more minor ones beside. There’s the obligatory check in on the Hall of Fame voting results, an acknowledgement of the December shift in US-Cuban relations & the potential baseball significance the return of diplomacy may bring & a brief note on the Red Sox exploring new frontiers of information, analysis & instruction. Then it’s on to the heart of the offseason – transactions! The conversation begins with the busy Oakland A’s & how their trades with Tampa Bay & Washington bring their offseason into clearer focus. After a digression to discuss how A’s fans (and similarly positioned fans of budget conscious, small market teams) can rethink the revolving door of players, it’s on to other teams. Brock acknowledges the signs that the Rays & Braves are more clearly rebuilding, then nearly pulls a muscle trying simply to recount the sheer volume of the moves the Padres have made since mid-December. The two World Series teams – the Giants & Royals for those just emerging from an extended coma – get a check-in, as does the Yankees busy, but un-Yankees-like month. The episode finishes out with quickfire coverage of the Marlins, Pirates, Reds & White Sox, as well as a few pitchers trying to make a comeback this season, notably TBD favorite Johan Santana.