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    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 125: In a world full Chase Utleys, be a Jesse Winker

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 90:56

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the injuries to James McCann and Tylor Megill and how the Mets are already at the bottom of their depth in mid-May. But, at least yesterday's update on Jacob deGrom was positive! Next, we talk about the various narratives that emerged from the Mariners series—rehashing the Díaz/Canó trade and Jesse Winker being a fun Mets villain. We also discuss the weird grudge Paul Sewald seems to hold against the Mets and the fanbase. We also briefly discuss Matt Harvey's 60-game suspension for distributing oxycodone, which may end his career. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 168: Minor League Matrices

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 61:04

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. Inspired by an email that became a meme, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas decide between From Complex To Queens memes, in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. After, they discuss one of the latest mock drafts and discuss recent events involving player who is a major reason why the Mets will be drafting they way they will in 2022. After, the guys review how the Syracuse Mets, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Brooklyn Cyclones, and St. Lucie Mets did this past week. Lastly, the team discusses some interesting articles written by JJ Cooper of Baseball America this past week regarding minor league stadiums and facility standards. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 94: 21-11

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 43:55

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. The Mets played less baseball than usual this past week, but managed to win a series with the Phillies, make a near unbelievable comeback, and continued to be, dare we say, good. We also discuss the emergence of Carlos Carrasco, the solid relief work the team has been getting, and complain about the baseball. Chris's Music Pick: The Nude Party - The Nude Party Brian's Music Pick: Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 124: Chris Bassitt has lefty energy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 91:43

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the Mets, who are now 20-10. We talk about how sweet it is to have two historic moments—the combined no-hitter and the seven-run ninth inning comeback—against the Phillies. We also talk about the Mets' decision to release Robinson Canó, injury updates on Jacob deGrom and Trevor May, and Chris Bassitt expressing openness to an extension, which the Mets should absolutely do. In our baseball segment this week, we discuss the 324-game suspension Major League Baseball handed down to Trevor Bauer, which he is appealing, and pray this is the last time we ever have to mention Bauer's name on the podcast.  Maggie also shares her family's experience with the new sensory nook at Citi Field and talks about improvements that could be made. Finally, we shout out New Jersey-based artist and friend of the pod Elise Dodeles, who made a video about her painting project depicting women in baseball, supported by the Russell J. Efros Foundation. Her artwork is absolutely fantastic and you should check it all out on her website. We wrap things up like we always do with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UnforMETable, Episode 79: Roberto Petagine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 26:55

    Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin' Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. Roberto Petagine was a solid prospect with an excellent batting eye who lacked the power traditionally required of first basemen. Petagine seemed to plateau in AAA, excelling there but struggling to break through on the major league level. Petagine played well for Bobby Valentine at AAA Norfolk in 1996, earning himself some time in the majors once Valentine took over from the fired Dallas Green. However, the Mets' offseason acquisition of John Olerud closed any windows to regular playing time for Petagine. Still, he would earn a late season call up in 1997, and play a crucial role in a memorable Mets comeback in a big September game. As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets' past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 167: New York MiLB, definitely not the place to be

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 50:46

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. Celebrating the first ever Mr. Punch and Judy show, the team chooses between some of the best “Punch and Judy hitters” in baseball history in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. After, the guys review how the Syracuse Mets, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Brooklyn Cyclones, and St. Lucie Mets did this past week. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 93: A No-No and No Cano

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 55:35

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. The Mets had one of the most impactful weeks in a very, very long time. Between the combined no-hitter, the release of Robinson Cano, and a good 4-3 homestand, the Mets are a very interesting team to discuss at the moment. Brian and Chris review the past week and talk about Buck Showalter's run as manager thus far. Chris's Music Pick: Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples Brian's Music Pick: Black Flag - 1982 Demos You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 123: Baseballs, humidors, and normal forces with Dr. Meredith Wills

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 65:19

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we went live on the Amazin' Avenue Facebook page with Dr. Meredith Wills to talk about the 2022 baseballs, which appear deader than ever.  We talk about the effect the humidor might be having on the ball and why it might be causing the inconsistency Chris Bassitt and others seem to be noticing with the balls this year.  We also discuss the differences between the Rawlings baseball used by MLB and the balls used during the Olympics, which players liked better. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can follow our guest Dr. Meredith Wills on Twitter (@Bbl_Astrophyscs). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UnforMETable, Episode 78: Chris Jelic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 23:26

    Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin' Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. A two-sport start at the University of Pittsburgh, Chris Jelic was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, who would trade him—and future star David Cone—to the Mets for catcher Ed Hearn prior to the 1987 season. Jelic would toil in the minors for parts of six seasons before getting a brief call up to the Mets in September of 1990. At the tail end of a disappointing pennant race for New York, Jelic would record the only 11 professional at-bats of his career, and would make his only professional hit a memorable one—a home run in his final career at bat. As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets' past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 166: April Report Card

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 71:48

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. The first Negro National League game took place on this date back in 1920, so the team looks at some of the all-time Negro League greats in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interests and discuss some recent 2022 MLB Draft news that will likely have a major impact on how things go down. After, the guys take a look at how the system's top prospects have done with one month in the books and highlight some non-top-25 players who have risen to the occasion. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 92: Six Series Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 32:06

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. The Mets are a good baseball team, and are doing the things that good baseball teams do. Brian and Chris discuss the issues with the baseball, the return of starting pitching, and the fact that these Mets [knocks of wood with crossed fingers holding a rabbit's foot] seem to be building a sustainable method of success. Chris's Music Pick: Sessa - Grandeza  Brian's Music Pick: PLOSIVS - PLOSIVS You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 122: The Mets are Good?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 39:56

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin with a celebration of the Mets' improbable comeback win against the Cardinals and the fact that the Mets very well may be a Good baseball team.  Next, we talk about the odd sequence of events that was the update on Jacob deGrom, which was very Metsy, but culminated in (mostly) good news.  We then discuss the tough choices the Mets will have to make with the roster come May 1 when rosters shrink from 28 to 26. We make the argument that Robinson Canó is not the answer for this team moving forward. In a quick baseball segment this week, we talk about how the baseball is dead again; we will cover that in greater depth next week when we have Dr. Meredith Wills back on the show. We also provide a quick update on Trevor Bauer, who has now sued the woman who accused him of sexual assault. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UnforMETable, Episode 77: John Candelaria

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 30:48

    Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin' Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. Born in Brooklyn, John Candelaria was a key member of the successful Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the late 1970s, culminating in the team's 1979 World Series victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Candelaria eventually got traded to the Angels—coming within one game of facing his hometown team in the 1986 World Series. As the 1987 Mets were beset by injuries in their efforts to repeat as World Champions—including a key September injury to Ron Darling—the team brought in the veteran lefty in a last ditch effort to catch the Cardinals. As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets' past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 165: Pony impressions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 45:42

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. First, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interests. After, the guys review the Syracuse Mets, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Brooklyn Cyclones, and St. Lucie Mets seasons so far. Ken is the first From Complex To Queens crew member to make it to a ballgame in 2022 and he goes over what he saw from the Binghamton Rumble Ponies/Portland Sea Dogs games that he saw. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 91: Scooter, Etc.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 47:21

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. We sincerely miss Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker that we used to go see at Citi in the summer. The Mets are hoping for a re-arrival of some pitching health! The Citi seats are forrest green, for a hundred in twenties, an a small service fee. Just watching the Mets' runs flying by. The starter's been pulled, and we really wanna see Diaz tonight. [I promise that just the show post, and not the whole podcast, is Wilco-themed] Chris's Music Pick: Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Brian's Music Pick: The Ramones - Subterranean Jungle Pleasant Dreams You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 121: When the Doc's away...

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 66:08

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the Mets' thrilling victory earlier in the day led by Francisco Lindor and how well he has played so far this season. We remain concerned about the bullpen but the offense and starting pitching have been carrying the team. Next, we talk about the new sensory nook the Mets installed in Citi Field in an effort to be more inclusive to fans.  Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UnforMETable, Episode 76: Randy Tate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 26:47

    Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin' Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. Randy Tate was a young left-handed starter in the Mets' organization with a strong arm but a lack of control. Tate had one large and key supporter in the organization—manager Yogi Berra. Going into the 1975 season, Berra saw the 22 year old Tate as a perfect fit for the rotation behind his incredible top three of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack. Tate had the type of up-and-down season one might expect from a young hurler, perfectly encapsulated in one game on August 4, 1975, when Tate took a no-hitter into the eighth at Shea, only to lose it—and the game—in quick succession. The game seemed to mark the end of Berra's reign as manager, as he was fired after the next day's doubleheader sweep. As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets' past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 164: At least there's a strong foundation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 53:24

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. It's Jed Lowrie's birthday today, and perhaps the only player more unlucky injury wise than him was Jeremy Affeldt, so Steve, Lukas, and Ken discuss his worst injuries in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, they give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interests. After, the guys review the Syracuse Mets, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Brooklyn Cyclones, and St. Lucie Mets seasons so far. Wrapping things up, the first Oh Yeah, That Guy! of the year, Bradley Marquez. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 90: A Winning Record? What a Concept!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 56:50

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. The Mets have gone 5-2 on their opening road trip, and have highlighted some surprising players along the way. Here Chris be bullish on Tylor Megill, Brian be (slightly) bullish on the bullpen, and both hosts gush over the arsenal of Chris Bassitt. Chris's Music Pick: Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel Brian's Music Pick: Es - Sateenkaarisuudelma You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 120: Buck Butts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 80:09

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the Mets' first five games of the season, over which they probably should have gone undefeated, but instead are 3-2 to start the 2022 season. We discuss the strong starting pitching the Mets have gotten, Walker and May's injury concerns, and the cracks in the bullpen foundation. Next, we talk about various odds and ends from around the league during the first week of the season: the Nationals' and Astros' City Connect jerseys, how the new CBA has clearly not curbed tanking, mic'd up umpires, and more.  Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 163: Welcome to Week One!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 49:19

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. April 11 was, according to some algorithms, the most boring day in history, so Steve, Lukas, and Thomas discuss some of the most boring pitchers in Mets history in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, they give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest and discuss Baseball America's latest 2022 mock draft. After, the guys review the Syracuse Mets. Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Brooklyn Cyclones, and St. Lucie Mets rosters and share how they think each individual affiliate will do now that we have official rosters and the season is underway. Wrapping things up, the Wilponery of the Week. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 89: Happy Opening Day to all who celebrate

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 51:05

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. Today is the day! The Mets open the season on the road against the Washington Nationals, and Brian and Chris discuss the recent string of injuries, the trades that were made and not made, and generally try to get hyped for the season. Chris's Music Pick: Etran de L'Air - No. 1 Brian's Music Pick: Foo Fighters - There is Nothing Left to Lose You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 119: METSCON 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 91:40

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin with the bad news: the stress reaction in Jacob deGrom's scapula that's going to cost him about two months of his season. It's a huge blow to the Mets and we discuss whether the team will be able to weather the storm. Next, we talk about the trade that almost was (Dominic Smith to the Padres for Eric Hosmer, Chris Paddack, and Emilio Pagan) and the trade that actually was (Miguel Castro to the Yankees for Joely Rodríguez). We note what a travesty it is that Miguel Castro had to shave his beard and dreadlocks due to the Yankees' archaic (and discriminatory) hair policy. We also discuss the more minor, but still potentially concerning injuries in camp (Nimmo's neck, Scherzer's hamstring, etc.) and name Our Dudes for the 2022 season. In our baseball segment this week, we discuss improving conditions for minor leaguers and areas that still need improvement. We also talk about Trevor Bauer's defamation lawsuit against Molly Knight and The Athletic and how it indicates that he is more interested in painting his accuser as a liar than he is in returning to the mound for the Dodgers. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 162: Hello 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 87:06

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. First, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. After, the team discusses what they think is in store for the Mets' top prospects and what they want to see for them this upcoming season. Wrapping things up, Steve is joined by right-handed pitcher Brian Metoyer, who was ranked 20 on our 2022 Mets Top 25 Prospects list. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 118: A conversation with Liz Benn

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 48:38

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we're lucky enough to have very special guest Elizabeth Benn on the show. Liz is the Mets' new Director of major league operations. She is the highest-ranking woman to hold a baseball operations role in the team's history. Liz previously served as Senior Coordinator of baseball operations for Major League baseball and also was the first woman to play in the New York Metro Baseball League. She has a Masters in Philosophy from Columbia University and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Lehman College. We chat with Liz about how she fell in love with baseball, what it was like getting hired during the lockout, issues of diversity and equity in baseball, the future of the Mets organization, our shared love of animals, and more.  We wrap things up like we always do with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you find podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also find our guest Liz Benn on Twitter (@elizabenn). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 161: 2022 Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 71:05

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. In honor of Ponce De Leon and the Fountain of Youth, the team discusses players who had incredible careers on the wrong side of 40 in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. After that, the team reviews their predictions for the 2021 season made last year. Following that, the team gives their predictions for the 2022 minor league season, split into mild, medium, and spicy takes. Steve thinks that Jake Mangum will be a top 10 prospect in the system, the 2022 Brooklyn Cyclones will have the best rotation since the legendary 2012 rotation, and that Matthew Allan will drop out of the top 10 prospect list in 2023. Lukas thinks that Nick Plummer will have 150+ league average or better at-bats in 2022, Dominic Hamel will be an elite RP prospect by the end of the season, and Joel Diaz will be a top-100 prospect in baseball by the end of the season. Ken thinks that the Mets will draft at least 3 top 10 2023 prospects in the 2022 MLB Draft, Francisco Alvarez is a top 5 prospect in baseball heading into the 2023 season, and Brett Baty hits 35 homers across all levels in 2022. Thomas thinks that Brett Baty will hit more fly balls, Eric Orze becomes an important member of the 2022 Mets' bullpen, and that Francisco Alvarez will be the third catcher on the Mets' depth chart by 2023. Wrapping things up, the Wilponery of the Week. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 117: The Manfred Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 71:37

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we start with expressing our excitement about getting to watch Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer in spring training games. We cover that and other notes from camp, including which players were cut and injury updates on Starling Marte and James McCann. Next, we talk about the latest rule changes, including the return of the dreaded “ghost runner,” which Gary Cohen has dubbed the “Manfred Man.” We also discuss Trevor Bauer congratulating Deshaun Watson and the brotherhood that is abusers and their enablers.  Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you find podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 160: 2022 season preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 43:23

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. First up, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. After that, Steve previews the 2022 St. Lucie Mets season. Next, Thomas previews the 2022 Brooklyn Cyclones season. Following that, Ken previews the 2022 Binghamton Rumble Ponies season. Finally, Lukas previews the 2022 Syracuse Mets season. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 116: The hills are alive with the sound of gloves popping

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 92:22

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the moves that the Mets have made since the end of the lockout—the acquisition of Chris Bassitt from the Oakland A's and the signing of Adam Ottavino. We also discuss early notes from Mets camp, including Pete Alonso's very scary brush with death. We also talk about the Mets parting ways with vice president and chief marketing officer David Newman, which may or may not have anything to do with his past actions. And we talk about Steve Cohen seemingly not caring a whole lot about the Steve Cohen tax. In our baseball segment this week, we celebrate the return of our national pastime from a long, dark winter. We go over the highlights from the new CBA and discuss how rules around vaccination in Canada and New York City could affect the Yankees, Mets, and many other teams who roster unvaccinated players. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 159: No Rule 5 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 63:40

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. With the Ides of March almost upon us, the team discusses Mets players who had their careers cut short, much like Julius Cesar had his cut short, in Promote, Extend, Trade. After that, they give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. Following that, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas discuss the fallout of the Chris Bassitt for JT Ginn & Adam Oller trade. Who won? Are we happy? Are we sad? Nothing really matters, anyone can see; Nothing really matters, nothing really matters to me! Wrapping things up, the team talks about how the lockout affected the Mets 40-man roster, the implications of the cancellation of the Rule 5 Draft, and who they would've wanted to have seen drafted if the process had taken place back in December uninterrupted. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), (@KenLavin91), and Thomas (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 88: An Empty Corner

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 46:19

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. There's very little to say about the current Major League Baseball lockout, but that doesn't stop Brian and Chris from podcasting! They discuss the impact that the lockout is having on their fandom and what point it becomes a bigger problem. Spoiler alert: it's getting close. Chris's Music Pick: Squid - Bright Green Field Brian's Music Pick: Richard Barone - Cool Blue Halo You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 158: Fallout New CBA(gas)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 61:16

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. A controversial book impacted international relations between Great Britain and Iran on this date back in 1989, so the team looks at some controversial baseball books in Promote, Extend, Trade. After that, they give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. Following that, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas discuss the immediate and direct impacts that the lockout will have on Minor League Baseball. They also discuss some of the potential changes that might occur with some of the proposals that either side have floated and their ramifications. Wrapping things up, the (Anti-) Wilponery of the Week. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 115: At least Guy Fieri isn't bad for the environment

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 71:59

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the only good baseball news that has happened of late: the two historic hires made by the Mets.  But next, we talk about the thing everyone else is talking about: the second time the start of the MLB season has been delayed in the course of three years. This time, it's because there is not a new collective bargaining agreement. Like most of you, we are angry. And we are sad. Because we love baseball, even if Rob Manfred does not. Finally, we wrap things up with a desperately needed Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    UnforMETable, Episode 75: Rick Cerone

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 29:45

    Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin' Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. A New Jersey native who starred at Seton Hall, Rick Cerone seemed perfectly suited to play baseball in New York. It just took him a little while to get there.  Drafted in the first round by Cleveland, Cerone was traded to the expansion Toronto Blue Jays, where he caught the first game in franchise history and established himself.  Cerone was traded home to the Yankees in 1980 following Thurman Munson's tragic death. He had a career year in 1980 before clashing with George Steinbrenner and getting exiled—and brought back again.  After his third departure from the Yankees, the 37 year old was anxious to stay close to home and play for a contender. The 1991 Mets would seem to fill both bills. But while Cerone would have a solid season in orange and blue, the 1991 Mets decidedly would not.   As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets' past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 157: School spirit!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 56:36

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. Happy birthday Brian Bannister, one of four Brooklyn Cyclones to have their number retired. Steve, Ken, and Thomas discuss who the next inductee should be in Promote, Extend, Trade. After that, they give updates on their Way-Too-Early Draft Special players of interest. Following that, they spend a little more time discussing college baseball. Unlike a few other major American sports, college is not a feeder system to the highest level of the professional leagues and the team highlights why that is and some of the reasons why. Wrapping things up, the Wilponery of the Week. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 156: The Third Annual Way-Too-Early Draft Special!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 71:22

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. First up, the team discusses some news regarding RHP Matthew Allan and the recent revelation that he underwent ulnar transposition surgery in January 2022. After, it's the Third Annual Way-Too-Early Draft Special! The Mets have two picks early in the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft and the team takes a look at the players currently projected to be available at 11 and 14. With the 11th overall pick, Thomas likes OF Gavin Cross (Virginia Tech), Steve likes OF Chase DeLauter (James Madison), Ken likes 2B Jace Jung (Texas Tech), and Lukas likes RHP Brock Porter (Orchard Lake St. Mary's High School). With the 14th overall pick, Thomas likes LHP Brandon Barriera (American Heritage High School), Steve likes RHP Landon Sims (Mississippi State), Ken likes 3B Cam Collier (Chipola JC), and Lukas likes OF Dylan Beavers (Cal State). Lastly, the Wilponery of the Week. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 114: A friendly reminder that athletes are human

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 78:22

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the return of Old Timers' Day and getting excited about being able to Remember Some Guys.  Then, we talk about Matt Harvey's testimony in the trial of former Angels employee Eric Kay, in which he admitted to using cocaine and oxycodone and said that use of the latter is prevalent in baseball. We also talked about Terry Collins' irresponsible interview, in which he revealed details of Harvey's mental health struggles during his time with the Mets. Next, we discuss the ongoing lockout and the latest in CBA talks, as a timely start to the season hangs in jeopardy. We also cover how minor leaguers in particular are affected by the current lockout. We spend a brief amount of time on Trevor Bauer not facing charges for the allegations of sexual assault against him and on additional allegations of misconduct against Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy. We recommend this column on Bauer from the Los Angeles Times. We also talk about the Olympics and how issues we discuss often on this podcast—exploitation of minors and mental health struggles in sports—are front and center in Beijing. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 155: What's in a name?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 48:20

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. On of the most exciting to have ever occurred in the Superbowl is Eli to Tyree, and to honor that amazing play, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas look back at some of the most exciting plays in World Series history in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, egged on by a tangent that the guys went on a few weeks prior, the team decides that the players on the 2022 Amazin' Avenue Top 25 Prospects need nicknames and proceed to bestow them upon the players. 1. Francisco Alvarez: “The Oompha Loompa”/”The Wheelbarrow”/”El Eligido” 2. Brett Baty: “The Big Derp” 3. Ronny Mauricio: “La Ballena Blanca” 4. Mark Vientos: “The Persistent Wind” 5. Matthew Allan: “Prettyboy” 6. J.T. Ginn: “Ginn and Tonic” 7. Khalil Lee: “Mr. Patience” 8. Nick Plummer: “The Plumber” 9. Alexander Ramirez: “691267” 10. Jaylen Palmer: “The Flushing Freak”/”The Canarsie Killer” 11. Hayden Senger: “Haymaker” 12. Calvin Ziegler: “The Amish Ace” 13. Eric Orze: “Oozy” 14. Jake Mangum: “Gentleman” 15. Adam Oller: “Oil” 16. Dominic Hamel: “Spin Doctor D” 17. Jose Butto: “Butto the Loom” 18. Josh Walker: “The Lanky Lefty” 19. Thomas Szapucki: “The “Szlingshot” 20. Brian Metoyer: “The Meteor” 21. Junior Santos: “El Segundo Mas Largo” 22. Travis Blankenhorn: “Gjallarhorn” 23. Carlos Cortes: “The Handyman” 24. Levi David: “The Hebrew Hammer” 25. Robert Dominguez: “The Domingenator” Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 87: Locked Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 36:28

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. Spring Training is supposed to start quite soon, but the owners are still locking out the players. Brian and Chris discuss the lockout, the universal Designted Hitter, and why so much of the rhetoric from the owners' side is just not true. Then, the Old Timers' Day resurrection gets discussed, along with some of the folks our hosts would like to see on the field that day. Chris's Music Pick: Ben Goldberg - Unfold Ordinary Mind Brian's Music Pick: The Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 154: Why we do what we do

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 47:07

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. On this date back in 1962, President John F Kennedy extended the embargo on Cuba to include all goods. The team takes a look at some Cuban stars the poor relation robbed us of seeing and ranks them in Promote, Extend, Trade. After that, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas compare the 2022 Amazin' Avenue Top 25 Prospects List to what other major outlets have, and compare. They also share their own personal philosophies on what they look for when they rank players and how they weigh different factors. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 113: You can remember some guys

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 74:29

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by chatting about Keith Hernandez's number retirement—a further indicator of a shift toward more inclusivity on the part of the Mets when it comes to retiring numbers and a hopeful sign that David Wright will be next in line.  We also discuss a few other Mets tidbits, including Zack Scott's not guilty verdict in his DUI case, Brandon Nimmo changing agents, and the latest reports about the moves the Mets may (or may not) make after the lockout. Next, we talk about the latest developments on talks between the league and the MLBPA, which are still far from a resolution. We also discuss Hall of Fame Voting Discourse, which has reached a fever pitch in the last year of Bonds and Clemens' eligibility for the ballot. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen through the embedded player below. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.   Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 153: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part IV

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 72:23

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas conclude their discussion of the Amazin' Avenue Mets Top 25 Prospects list. This week, they talk about Amazin' Avenue prospects 4 through 1, 3B Mark Vientos, SS Ronny Mauricio, 3B Brett Baty, C Francisco Alvarez. Francisco Alvarez Brett Baty Ronny Mauricio Mark Vientos Matthew Allan J.T. Ginn Khalil Lee Nick Plummer Alexander Ramirez Jaylen Palmer Hayden Senger Calvin Ziegler Eric Orze Jake Mangum Adam Oller  Dominic Hamel Jose Butto Josh Walker Thomas Szapucki Brian Metoyer Junior Santos Travis Blankenhorn Carlos Cortes  Levi David Robert Dominguez Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 152: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part III

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 54:01

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas begin the day discussing the signings that the Mets made this past week when the 2022-2023 international free agent period began. The team highlights who the Mets signed, the impact that their signing will have on the minor league system, and the impact that their signing will have on their individual lives and that of their families. Following that, the team continues their discussion of the Amazin' Avenue Mets Top 25 Prospects list. This week, they go over prospects 9 through 5, OF Alexander Ramirez, OF Nick Plummer, OF Khalil Lee, RHP JT Ginn, and RHP Matthew Allan. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 112: “The Captain” Book Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 76:56

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin with a short discussion of the one bit of Mets news that there is to speak of: the rounding out of Buck Showalter's coaching staff.  Next, we spend the bulk of the show talking about David Wright's memoir The Captain, written by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com in conjunction with Wright.  Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen through the embedded player below. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). And you can find Kellyanne Healey in the Amazin' Avenue comments (LaRomaBella). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.  Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 151: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 80:37

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. This is episode 151, and unlike Bacardi 151, From Complex To Queens will not be discontinued. Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas look back at some other discontinued drinks in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, the team goes over some minor Mets minor league news regarding a certain 16-year-old Dominican outfielder/infielder who has a very famous brother. Following that, the team continues their discussion of the Amazin' Avenue Mets Top 25 Prospects list. This week, they go over prospects 16 through 10, RHP Dominic Hamel, RHP Adam Oller, OF Jake Mangum, RHP Eric Orze, RHP Calvin Ziegler, C Hayden Senger, and INF/OF Jaylen Palmer. Lastly, the Wilponery of the Week. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 86: #17

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:35

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. Amid the lockout, there is a little bit of Mets news. First up, the team announced that they will be retiring Keith Hernandez's #17 next summer. Brian and Chris discuss the import that Keith (and his mustache) have had on the franchise. Plus, we talk about the supposed return of an Old Timers' Day for the Mets. Next, we discuss the Mets' coaching hires and give a brief update on the CBA negotiations. Chris's Music Pick: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Live at Levitation ‘14 + ‘16 Brian's Music Pick: Various Artists - Trojan Explosion! You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 150: The 2022 Top 25 Prospects List, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 77:46

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. It's a new year and that means a new prospect list! Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas review the Amazin' Avenue Top 25 Prospect list, offering their personal opinions, insight, thoughts, and points of view. First up is RHP Robert Dominguez. After him, the discussion turns to RHP Levi David. After him, INF/OF Carlos Cortes. Following him, INF/OF Travis Blankenhorn. After him, RHP Junior Santos, Following him, RHP Brian Metoyer. After him, LHP Thomas Szapucki. Following him, LHP Josh Walker. And finally, last on today's discussion, RHP Jose Butto. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Pod of Their Own, Episode 111: Sad Churve Noises

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 65:08

    Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin' Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.  This week, we begin by discussing the first addition to Buck Showalter's coaching staff: new third base coach Joey Cora.  In the second part of our Mets segment, we talk about what moves the Mets might make after the lockout, including perhaps trading for more starting pitching. In our baseball segment this week, we discuss the ousting of Ken Rosenthal by MLB Network and what this says about state media and journalistic integrity.  Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.  You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich), and Kellyanne Healey (@ellarebee). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com. Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 149: Metsy Listmas!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 62:27

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. In Promote, Extend, Trade, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas discuss who they'd want on their team between three very talented players who were all born on this date (two in the same year!). Next, the team discusses some international free agency news. After that, with the Amazin' Avenue 2022 Top 25 Prospect list dropping, Steve, Lukas, Ken, and Thomas discuss some of the prospects that just missed making their own personal lists. And, wrapping things up, the Wilponery of the Week! Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From Complex To Queens, Episode 148: Merry Metsmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 24:45

    Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin' Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets' minor league system. Premio sausages roasting on an open fire Jim Beam nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Mr. Met Everybody knows the G.O.A.T. and some No-nos help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight They know that Sandy's on his way He's loaded lots of toys and goodies On his sleigh And every mother's Child is gonna spy to see if Reyes really know how to fly And so, I'm offering this Simple phrase to kids from One to ninety-two Although it's been said many times Many ways “Merry Metsmas to you” Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at fromcomplextoqueens at gmail dot com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve is (@stevesypa), Lukas is (@lvlahos343), Ken is (@kenlavin91), and Thomas is (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 85: 2021 Music Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 46:18

    Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. Every week, Brian and Chris pick albums to recommend for your hours spent not watching or obsessing about the Mets, and once a year, they dedicate an entire episode to recommending some new music. This is that episode! Each host picks 5 albums they really enjoyed this year to cap off another year of new music. We've also put together a Spotify playlist so you can check out a sampling of the picks right here. Chris's Picks: Parquet Courts - Sympathy for Life Steve Gunn - Other You Amyl and the Sniffers - Comfort to Me Dinosaur Jr - Sweep It Into Space Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime  Brian's Picks: Aeon Station - Observatory Colleen Green - Cool SiP / Prezzano - Sip / Prezzano Lou Barlow - Reason to Live Low - Hey What You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin' Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you've got questions that you'd like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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