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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman will serve as your guides to the good, bad, and utterly bizarre corners of the baseball world and all that makes them special. In the run-up to the delayed season, they’ll dive into the rabbit hole on some of their favorite fascinations, from the home run derby to baseball brawls and more. Once the MLB season returns, they’ll break down the latest news and developments with their trademark wit and irreverence.

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    The Seven Biggest MLB Lockout Questions, Answered

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 55:10

    For the first time since 1995, there is a work stoppage in MLB. We answer your biggest questions: What is a lockout? Why have negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA failed to produce a new CBA before the Dec. 1 deadline? Will this lockout threaten the 2022 season? And more. Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The MLB Free-Agent Market Just Exploded

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 66:44

    Max Scherzer signed with the Mets. Corey Seager and Marcus Semien signed with the Rangers. Kevin Gausman signed with the Blue Jays. Robbie Ray signed with the Mariners. Our heads are spinning. We break down every major signing and trade in the last week and speculate on where the remaining free agents might end up. Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Aaron Loup on the Move, Justin Verlander Staying in Houston. Plus: Randy Wilkins on the Departure of Tyler Wade.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 80:49

    We discuss the posting process for Seiya Suzuki (8:00) and react to the Justin Verlander and Aaron Loup deals (19:00). Then, we're joined by director Randy Wilkins to discuss the Yankees' decision to designate Tyler Wade for assignment (39:00). Lastly, we give our thoughts on the Hall of Fame (52:00) and bring back Good, Bad, Uggla.   Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Guest: Randy Wilkins Producer: Bobby Wagner Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bryce Harper and Shohei Ohtani Win MVPs. Plus: Why Is Everyone So Mad About Corbin Burnes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 72:18

    We run through a series of news items that have dropped in the last week, including the Mets—at long last—hiring a GM while letting Noah Syndergaard walk (1:00). Then, we discuss the MLB awards handed out this week, including MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and more (35:00). Host: Michael Baumann Guest: Meg Rowley Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Noah Syndergaard Is Leaving the Mets for Los Angeles. Plus: Tucker Davidson on Winning a World Series and Fast Buses.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 77:45

    We react to the news that Noah Syndergaard has signed a one-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, as well as the news that former Angels general manager Billy Eppler will be taking over as Mets GM (1:00). Then, we're joined by Braves pitcher Tucker Davidson to discuss getting called up during the World Series, pitching in Game 5, the Atlanta celebration, and more (40:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free Agent Matchmaker: What's The Best Landing Spot for the 20 Best Free Agents?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 68:17

    We share our favorite destinations for the 20 best free agents in baseball, including Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Trevor Story, Justin Verlander, Noah Syndergaard, Michael Conforto, Marcus Semien, and more. Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 15 Most Interesting Free Agents This Offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 92:05

    We discuss the end of the World Series (4:00), before running through a list of the most interesting players available in free agency this offseason (28:00). Then, we bid adieu to Buster Posey and share the things we'll remember most about his career (1:23:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Atlanta Braves Eliminated the Houston Astros to Win Their First World Series Since 1995

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 68:33

    We react to the underdog Atlanta Braves eliminating Houston en route to their first World Series win since the 1990s. What ultimately sunk the Astros? Then we share October superlatives for all the other teams previously eliminated, before briefly previewing the ominous labor landscape this offseason. Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can the Astros Pull Off the Vaunted 3-1 Comeback?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 56:41

    The World Series has been a tale of two different Astros teams thus far: the explosive offensive team that won Game 5 in a landslide and the disjointed team that only managed two runs in games 3 and 4 combined. As the series heads back to Houston, can the Astros keep form or will the Braves complete their unlikely World Series run (1:00)? Plus: who will win the World Series MVP and why you should be watching the Dominican winter league (31:01). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Production Assistant: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Has the Edge in a Split World Series?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 55:59

    We discuss the first two games of the World Series, which is tied 1-1, and predict who will grab Game 3 and take the edge (1:00). Then, we recap a surprisingly eventful week of baseball news that included the Padres hiring Bob Melvin, the Cardinals hiring Oliver Marmol, and the Mets hiring…absolutely no one (30:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Six Biggest Things to Watch in the World Series. Plus: A World Series MVP Draft!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 67:13

    We sit down to discuss the six things that are top of mind as the Astros and Braves prepare for Game 1 (1:00). Will the Atlanta bullpen hold up against a deep Astros lineup? Will Houston's offense be enough to overcome its thinning pitching depth? Then, we're joined by Michael Baumann and Zach Kram of ‘The Ringer MLB Show' to auction draft 12 different players who could win World Series MVP (31:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Guests: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Additional Production: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Game 6s Are Upon Us. Can Either the Dodgers or Red Sox Win Two Straight on the Road?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 58:03


    We react to a Chris Taylor–led Dodgers offensive outburst in Game 5 that will send the NLCS back to Atlanta (1:00). With their two best pitchers scheduled for games 6 and 7, respectively, can the Dodgers pull off another miracle 3-1 series comeback? We also discuss the ALCS, where the Red Sox will need to hit their way back into the series on the road in Houston (8:04). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Are the Red Sox the Team of Destiny? Plus: The Dodgers Are on the Ropes.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 74:30

    We react to a Red Sox drubbing of the Astros in Game 3 (1:00), and wonder whether Houston has enough pitching to slow down the streaking Boston offense. Then we recap the wire-to-wire games 1 and 2 of the NLCS, where Atlanta walked off Los Angeles twice (23:00). Finally, we discuss the news that MLB would provide housing for minor leaguers, Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s decision not to have shoulder surgery, and the Mets' failure to hire any of their top GM candidates (42:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Dodgers Squeaked by the Giants. Has the Path Cleared for Them to Repeat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 53:57

    We react to Game 5 between the Dodgers and Giants—one of the most tense elimination games in recent memory (1:00). Then, we preview the now-locked championship series between the Dodgers and Braves, and Red Sox and Astros (29:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Guest: Ben Glicksman Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Rays Are Going Home. Could the Dodgers Be Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:55

    We react to a shocking series of events that led to the Red Sox eliminating the Rays, who finished the season with the American League's best record, in just four games (1:00). Then, we discuss a tense Game 3 between the Dodgers and Giants, who look to be as evenly-matched a pair of teams as we've seen in the playoffs in quite some time (17:00). Finally, we wonder whether the White Sox have the fire power to flip the script on the Astros (23:00), and admit we underrated how much of a problem the Brewers subpar offense would be come playoff time (32:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Dodgers Dispatched the Cardinals. Are They World Series Favorites?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 62:09

    We react to the defending-champion Los Angeles Dodgers advancing past the wild card (5:00), and preview every divisional series slated to start in the next two days (15:26). Plus, our full playoff and World Series predictions (33:30) and our reaction to Theo Epstein immediately turning down the Mets (49:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    'R2C2' Bonus: The Yankees Weren't Good Enough. How Do They Change That?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:28

    This episode originally aired on 'R2C2 With CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco.' To hear more, follow 'R2C2' on Spotify. We react to a disappointing wild-card performance by the Yankees and their ace, Gerrit Cole. Then we try to diagnose the problems facing New York as they assess their future roster and whether or not they can fix those problems without drastic changes. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Game 163 Fell Through, but We Had Fun Anyway. Plus: Wild-Card Previews and World Series Predictions.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 82:10

    We gather to discuss a tense final day of the regular season that ultimately ended anti-climactically (1:00). Then, we preview the AL wild card between the Yankees and Red Sox in Boston and the NL matchup in L.A. between the Dodgers and Cardinals (41:00). Before we go, we make World Series predictions (1:02:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Will Be Left Without a Chair When the Playoff Race Music Stops?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 61:32

    This week, we dive deep on the six series that have consequences for the 2021 MLB playoff picture: Giants-Padres, Dodgers-Brewers, and, more importantly, Yankees-Rays, Red Sox–Nats, Blue Jays–Orioles, and Mariners-Angels. How will this playoff bracket shake out? Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Three Series That Will Decide the MLB Playoff Bracket

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 80:52

    This week, we break down massive series between the Blue Jays and Yankees, Braves and Phillies, and Red Sox and Orioles (7:00), before discussing the potential that the Mariners could play spoiler in the AL wild-card race (15:00). Then, we run through the list of teams that are officially eliminated and share what we'll remember most about them (34:00). Lastly, we do our final Good, Bad, Uggla of the season (1:03:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Mets and Padres Collapsed. We're Not Mad, Just Disappointed.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 57:57


    This week, we discuss the conflagration between the Rays and Blue Jays over a dropped strategy card (1:00), before reviewing which teams we're most disappointed in this season (10:00). Finally, we preview the best series of the weekend, including Red Sox–Yankees and Astros-A's (45:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The 2021 Padres: The Anatomy of a Team's Unraveling

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 77:25

    This week, we discuss the semi-shocking reality that the St. Louis Cardinals will almost certainly grab the second spot in the NL wild-card race (2:00) before recounting just how terribly things have unfolded in San Diego (14:00). We also check in on the AL wild-card race, Sal Pérez's incredible season, and the hopes and dreams for teams already eliminated (41:00). We finish this week with Good, Bad, Uggla and one final 2021 METSCON (51:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shuserman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Race for the NL West, Ohtani's Impact, Plus a Look at This Weekend's Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 66:13


    This week, we look into the race for the NL West and what the wild-card game represents for the team that doesn't win the division (3:16) before discussing the final spot of the NL wild card (22:56). Then we highlight Shohei Ohtani's inclusion in Time's list of the 100 most influential people (34:41) and analyze Ryan Braun's career after he announced his retirement (49:06). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Blue Jays Are on Fire, but Shohei Ohtani Is Still the MVP

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 76:21

    This week, we discuss the Toronto Blue Jays taking over the top spot in the American League wild-card race (1:00) before reiterating our position that Shohei Ohtani has easily wrapped up the AL MVP award (15:00). Then we recap an electric Subway Series (23:00) before discussing the history of baseball and Yom Kippur (43:00). Finally, we close with the Good, the Bad, and the Uggla. Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Blue Jays Have Thrown a Wrench in the AL Playoff Race. Plus: Michael Baumann Interviews Michael Baumann!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 62:16


    This week, we discuss how the Toronto Blue Jays have flipped the script on the AL wild-card race (0:30) before Mike is joined by Orioles rookie Michael Baumann to discuss his MLB debut (14:30). Then we discuss this year's Hall of Fame class (30:00) and preview the weekend's best series (50:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann (The Ringer), Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Guest: Michael Baumann (Baltimore Orioles) Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Giants-Dodgers Recap, Playoff Dream Matchups, and Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame Induction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 72:46

    We recap the weekend series between the Giants and Dodgers, the two NL West heavyweights with the best records in baseball (0:30), before laying out the playoff matchups that would lead to the most entertaining series (18:00). Then we discuss Derek Jeter's ubiquity in our baseball lives (31:00) before closing with “Good, Bad, Uggla” (43:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 10 Things We Want to Happen in the Final Month of the Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 61:48


    We discuss the recent report that MLB wants to change the six-year service time system to an age-based free agency system (9:00) before we run down a list of things we want to see happen in the final month of the regular season (19:00). Then, we preview Dodgers-Giants, a series with massive playoff seeding implications (53:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Which Wild-Card Race Is the Hottest? Plus: The Meaning of the Mets' Thumbs-Down Revealed.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 80:37

    This week, we discuss the “controversy” surrounding the Mets' thumbs-down celebration and its previously hidden meaning (0:30) before recapping Sal Pérez's phenomenal 2021 season (38:00). Then, we break down whether the American or National League wild-card race is better (24:00) before closing with Good, Bad, Uggla (54:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The World Series Auction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 53:35


    On this week's episode, we auction draft World Series contenders. How much will the Dodgers go for, even though they're currently in position to have to play in the wild-card game? Do we believe in the Yankees' hot streak? What teams on the fringes are worth a $1 bet? Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Padres Panic Meter. Plus, Miguel Cabrera Joins the 500 Club!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 84:24

    Miguel Cabrera added another achievement to his decorated career this weekend. We discuss Miggy and debate which current players have the best chance to reach 500 home runs (0:30). Then, we discuss the Padres' recent spiral and firing of their pitching coach (24:00) before reviving Why Haven't You Homered Yet? and Good, Bad, Uggla (35:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Would You Want on the Hill Most in a Wild-Card Game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 61:52


    This week, we banter about Lance Lynn's belt and Steve Cohen's tweets (0:45), before drafting the starting pitchers we'd most want on the bump in a wild-card game (15:00). Then, we preview the weekend's best matchups (53:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Fernando Tatis Jr. Returns, Loudly. Plus: Who Will Throw the Next Perfect Game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 92:07

    Fernando Tatis Jr. returned from injury to play right field for the Padres, a position he's never played professionally. Will he succeed there (0:30)? Plus: who will throw MLB's next perfect game (25:00), winning a bronze medal with José Gomez (36:00), and Good, Bad, Uggla (1:00:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Guest: José Gomez Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Field of Dreams Game Went Better Than Even MLB Could've Hoped. Plus: The Mets and Red Sox Are in Free Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 59:26


    We discuss the two-man AL MVP race between Shohei Ohtani and Vlad Guerrero Jr. (0:30), before recapping the exciting finish to the White Sox-Yankees ‘Field of Dreams' game in Iowa (9:00). Then, we discuss Chris Davis's retirement and roller-coaster career (23:00), before analyzing the Red Sox and Mets' recent swoons and how they've affected each team's respective playoff chances (31:00). We close this week with the Unnamed Weekend Preview segment (50:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Who's Going to Win MVP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 81:42

    This week, we check in with the San Francisco Giants, who somehow still have the best record in baseball (0:30), before running down the list of awards and who is in pole position for each of them (38:00). Then, we revive METSCON (51:00), before closing with Good, Bad, Uggla (1:00:00).  Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mike Trout Completes 10 Years of MLB Service at Age 30. Plus, the 'Field of Dreams' Game Approaches and Max Scherzer Makes His Debut. | MLB Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 62:02

    With Zach on vacation, Mike and Ben first affirm their support for the upcoming corniness of the 'Field of Dreams' game (0:30) and discuss Max Scherzer's debut for the Dodgers (10:00). Then we celebrate Mike Trout's 30th birthday and 10 years of MLB service by talking about our favorite Mike Trout moments, his signature style, and his impact on the game (15:00). Finally we express our dismay at the structure of baseball at the Olympics (53:00) and preview Red Sox vs. Jays (55:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Ben Lindbergh Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Actually Has a Shot at Winning the World Series?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 65:12

    We size up the World Series contenders from each division in the aftermath of a very active trade deadline (1:00) and bid farewell to this recent era of the Cubs and Nationals (29:50). Plus, some Good, Bad, Uggla (45:09) and an update on Jake's bike trip (56:43). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Kaya McMullen Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The MLB Trade Deadline's Biggest Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 70:37

    We react to all of the major stories coming out of a wild MLB trade deadline and how they might affect the rest of the season. We talk about Max Scherzer and Trea Turner heading to the Dodgers (7:00), the many trades made by the Cubs (16:05), Trevor Story being kept on the Rockies (47:43), and much more. Hosts: Michael Bauman, Zach Kram, and Ben Lindbergh Producer: Kaya McMullen Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reckless Trade Deadline Speculation. Plus: Jake Is Halfway to Chicago!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 60:23

    We discuss the trades that have trickled in over the past few days, before discussing the biggest names on the trading block and where they should end up (4:00). Then, an all-access look at Jake's bike trip to Chicago (29:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Cleveland's New Team Name, Nelson Cruz to the Rays, and Previewing the Weekend's Action

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 66:40


    We react to the breaking news that Cleveland will change its name to the Guardians, beginning next season (1:00). Then, we assess what the Rays' acquisition of Nelson Cruz means for the AL East race (15:00) before inviting Rodger Sherman on to discuss Olympic baseball and softball (28:00). Finally, we preview White Sox–Brewers, a series loaded with great pitching matchups (52:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Guest: Rodger Sherman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Bold Predictions for the Second Half of the MLB Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 73:29

    It's time to get spicy. Will the Phillies win the division? Can the Blue Jays go on a streak when they return to their major league ballpark? Will Jacob deGrom actually lose out on the Cy Young? Plus, we make other hot second-half predictions (1:00) and play matchmaker for some of the stars on the trading block this July (27:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Hot Is This Trade Deadline Going to Be?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 64:13


    We react to a very enjoyable All-Star break (1:00), before discussing the latest reports about the teams that have still not reached the 85 percent vaccination cutoff marker (21:00). Finally, we react to the Joc Pederson trade, and assess which teams are most likely to bring fireworks to the trade deadline (34:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    All Hail Pete Alonso, Home Run Derby King. Plus: Draft Reactions and All-Star Game Preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 69:16

    Pete Alonso stole the show in the Home Run Derby. Will he become the greatest participant the event has ever seen? Plus: reactions to seeing Shohei Ohtani in person, previewing the All-Star Game, and breaking down the highlights from the top rounds of the MLB draft. Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 2011 MLB Redraft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 74:05


    Ten years later, we look back on maybe the greatest draft in baseball history—a draft loaded with All-Stars and what-ifs. We discuss what makes 2011 so special, before Mike, Ben, and Zach redraft the entire first round to create their own teams. Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    How the Dodgers Mishandled the Trevor Bauer Situation. Plus: The Cubs and Yankees Can't Catch a Break.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 68:41

    Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman talk about the recent reports about Trevor Bauer and how the Dodgers organization has handled the case (0:40). Then, the duo discuss the recent struggles of the Yankees and Cubs (8:00) before listing off their picks of the most boring players in the MLB (27:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo  Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The MLB Midseason Awards Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 70:19

    Ben and Zach open this week discussing the disturbing news that a woman has told police that Trevor Bauer assaulted her and MLB's decision to put Bauer on seven-day administrative leave (1:21). Then Ben talks about the experience of watching Shohei Ohtani play in person (7:49) and they give out their midseason awards (16:07). Hosts: Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How High Can Shohei Ohtani Raise the Bar? Plus: Yankees Panic Meter Returns.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 70:12

    Shohei Ohtani keeps hitting home runs, and the collective baseball world doesn't know what to do about it. How legitimate are the hot streaks of Ohtani, Kyle Schwarber, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (0:30)? Plus: The Yankees are in another swoon. Is this a playoff team, or do they need to make serious changes (14:00)? Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Cubs' Anticlimactic No-no, Wander Franco's Impressive Debut, and Our Ideal Home Run Derby Rosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 61:52


    We open this week discussing the Cubs' combined no-hitter of the Dodgers (0:30) before gushing about the top prospect in baseball, Wander Franco (10:00). Then we talk ideal home run derby rosters and preview the best series of the weekend (43:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Top Five Trade Candidates. Plus: It's Wander Franco SZN.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 69:39

    The best prospect in the world, who many believe is one of the best prospects in baseball history, is making his MLB debut tonight. We break down why there's so much hype about Rays shortstop Wander Franco (8:15). Plus, a recap of a rowdy weekend in San Diego (31:00), the top five trade candidates (41:00), and Good, Bad, Uggla (47:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Guest: Kiley McDaniel Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bay Area Magic: How Good Are the A's and Giants?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 59:42


    We discuss the major points of MLB's memo on sticky stuff and how the real referendum for pitchers is coming on June 21, when MLB will start enforcing the rules (10:15). Then, we discuss the Athletics and Giants, two teams that are overperforming expectations so much that we've started to wonder if they're both going to win their divisions (34:00). Finally, we preview the best series of the weekend (52:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, and Zach Kram Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Is the Best Hitter on the Planet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 68:07

    This week, we discuss MLB's continued crackdown on ball doctoring before reviewing the MLB All-Star vote leaders (0:30). In Good, Bad, Uggla, we talk the Diamondbacks' new uniforms and some bizarre pitcher usage in the College World Series (37:47). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Editor: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Jacob deGrom Break Bob Gibson's Single-Season ERA Record?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 58:11


    We discuss the United States baseball team qualifying for the Olympics, and the men's and women's College World Series (0:45), before revisiting the foreign substances controversy surrounding pitchers in MLB (22:00). Then, we close by previewing Jacob deGrom's matchup vs. fellow Cy Young winner Blake Snell, and talk about deGrom's chances to break the single-season ERA record set by Bob Gibson in 1968 (46:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram Producers: Bobby Wagner and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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