Freak Show Podcast: What's happened to Jose Quintana?

How can we explain Jose Quintana’s surprising slump? (AP)

We’re almost a week into June. Time to move on. Time to get going.

After a brief football preamble (hello Jets), Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski settle into baseball mode. Can we still trust Jose Quintana (6:30)? Is there any sneaky fantasy value to be had on the juggernaut Astros? Which slugging first basemen are here to stay? What’s up with this intriguing Milwaukee starting rotation?

Is Whit Merrifield an 80s movie villain, a Duke basketball recruit, or a middle infielder on the rise? Does Funston believe in Adam Wainwright? Is it time to start stashing prospects, even for seasonal leagues?

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