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Friday April 15th, 2016

On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella welcome an old friend and new voice onto the show: SI Kids managing editor Mark Bechtel, who drops in to talk about the top stories of the first two weeks of the season and how he feels about his Cleveland Indians in 2016.

Over the course of the conversation, Ted, Stephen and Mark discuss the Indians' start to the season and whether Cleveland can be a playoff team this year after a disappointing finish to 2015. They also tackle two of the bigger stories in baseball so far: the red-hot start of Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and his home run barrage, and the ongoing saga in Boston surrounding Pablo Sandoval and whether the Red Sox' relationship with the veteran third baseman has reached the point of no return. You'll get all of that plus some spirited debate about men's fashion, baseball history and Mark's favorite Indians player in this week's episode.

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Check back on next week for another episode of The Strike Zone.

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