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Welcome to Ben Verlander’s clubhouse, where flipping bats is not only allowed but encouraged! On the Flippin’ Bats pod, expect candid 1-on-1 interviews with players from your favorite MLB teams and talk about the current state of baseball . You can even call a hotline at (213) 537-9339 with questions for Ben or to simply air your pleasures and displeasures with your favorite franchise.

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    Latest episodes from Flippin' Bats with Ben Verlander

    2022 FIELD OF DREAMS POST-GAME SHOW LIVE + BEN'S TOP 5 FAVORITE FIELD OF DREAMS MOMENTS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 24:58

    Ben Verlander reacts to this years' Field of Dreams game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs from Dyersville, Iowa. Ben also shares some of his favorite moments from this years' game and what it's been like to share the experience with his dad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 FIELD OF DREAMS PREVIEW LIVE + OHTANI JOINS BABE RUTH IN AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB + BEN'S TOP 5 BASEBALL MOVIES

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 22:49

    Ben Verlander is in Dyersville, Iowa for this years' Field of Dreams game. Ben gives his thoughts on the game, the field, and what to expect from the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    JOEY VOTTO INTERVIEW - HIS LATEST SOCIAL MEDIA FAME + JOURNEY TO THE BIG LEAGUES + FIELD OF DREAMS AND MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 49:41

    Ben Verlander is joined by 6x All-Star and former MVP Joey Votto to discuss what Field of Dreams means to him, his best Albert Pujols story, his transition to the majors, facing CC Sabathia on his birthday, and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI NEWS: SHOHEI OHTANHI TIES ICHIRO SUZUKI + TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT+ TOP 5 DISAPPOINTING DEADLINE TEAMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 39:33

    Ben Verlander dives into This Week in Ohtani News: Shohei Ohtani ties Ichiro Suzuki for the second most home-runs by a Japanese player all while being a top 5 American League Cy Young Candidate candidate. Verlander introduces a new segment: Take it or Leave it, where he decides if the 2022 Dodgers are better than the 2020 World Series Championship team, Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease is a Cy Young Finalist, Cardinals will win the NL Central, and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NEW YORK METS ARE THE TEAM TO BEAT IN NY + RED HOT CARDINALS + MLB POWER RANKINGS + BEN'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 46:41

    Ben Verlander covers the hottest topics in MLB, with the Mets taking over as the best baseball team in New York, the St. Louis Cardinals taking over the NL Central after the Milwaukee Brewers hit a rough patch after losing the deadline and the division lead! Verlander gives us his new MLB Power Rankings, Team of the Week, and Player of the Week Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TOM RINALDI INTERVIEW - WESLEY PODCAST SERIES + FIELD OF DREAMS + AARON JUDGE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 48:11

    Listen to and follow Tom Rinaldi Presents: Wesley: https://listen.foxaud.io/Wesley?sid=fbp Ben Verlander is joined by Fox reporter Tom Rinaldi to dive into all things baseball with a Field of Dreams preview, his documentary series: Wesley where he shares the story of Lyman Wesley, his favorite baseball stories, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WEEKLY RECAP: JUAN SOTO'S DEBUT WITH PADRES + JACOB DEGROM'S RETURN + SHOHEI OHTANI NEEDS HELP

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 53:05

    Ben Verlander give you the latest updates on Juan Soto's debut on the new and improved Padres, Jacob deGrom's return, Shohei Ohtani's need help, a trade deadline edition of Buy or Sell, and answers all of your fan questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 LIVE MLB TRADE DEADLINE SPECIAL + WINNERS & LOSERS AT THE DEADLINE + DEPTH OF MLB PLAYERS IN SOUTHERN CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 63:15

    Ben Verlander gives his thoughts on the Juan Soto trade and the new-look San Diego Padres, the deadline's biggest winners and losers, and who he thinks is poised to make a run. Ben also grades the deadline's biggest trades and answers some hard-hitting fan questions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI NEWS: OHTANI IS IN ELITE FORM + CY YOUNG & MVP AWARD FRONT-RUNNERS + BUY OR SELL

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 45:27

    This Week in Ohtani News: Shohei Ohtani continues to dominate on the mound all while keeping his bat hot and hitting his 22nd home-run. Ben Verlander gives us his updated MLB awards with his National League and American League Cy Young and MVP front-runners with Aaron Judge, Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Shane McClanahan, and Sandy Alcantara. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WEEKLY RECAP: AARON JUDGE CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY + TRADE DEADLINE UPDATES + MLB POWER RANKINGS +TEAM OF THE MONTH

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 40:59

    Ben Verlander dives into everything you need to know about MLB's top storylines of the week including the top MLB Trade Deadline news, Aaron Judge's run for history, newest power rankings featuring Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ben gives us July's Team of the Month headlined by Freddie Freeman, Edwin Diaz, and Dylan Cease, along with his Player of the Month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    METS BEAT WRITER ANTHONY DICOMO - SUBWAY SERIES: METS & YANKEES + MLB TRADE DEADLINE + JACOB DEGROM UPDATE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 31:58

    Ben Verlander is joined by New York Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo! DiComo breaks down the new and improved team, the Mets' trade deadline plans and why Willson Contreras is a perfect fit, Max Scherzer's impact on the team, Jacob DeGrom's return, Pete Alonso and Starling Marte's dominance, and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SUBWAY SERIES: YANKEES & METS + BLUE JAYS HOT STREAK + BEN'S TOP 5 BIGGEST TRADES OF ALL-TIME

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 43:48

    Ben Verlander goes LIVE for his Thursday Happy Hour show! Joined by Producer Raya, Ben starts by giving you his mid-week update; New York Mets making a statement by sweeping the subway series against the New York Yankees, what the Andrew Benintendi trade means for the Yankees and the Blue Jays Hot Streak. Next, Ben reveals his 'Top 5 Biggest Trades of All-Time'. Finally, Ben dives into some MLB trivia (make sure to play along) and answers all your fan questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 MLB TRADE DEADLINE SPECIAL WITH KEN ROSENTHAL + JUAN SOTO TRADE DESTINATIONS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 25:38

    Ben Verlander is joined by MLB on Fox field reporter and MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal to break down the MLB trade deadline. Ken Rosenthal dives into 3 players he believes will be on the move: Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, Cincinnati Reds' Luis Castillo, and Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras. Ben and Ken talk about possible destinations for Juan Soto which include the San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. They also breakdown possible moves for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI NEWS: SHOHEI CONTINUES TO PUT ON A SHO + JUAN SOTO TRADE DESTINATIONS + BUY OR SELL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 29:03

    Ben Verlander reacts to Angel's Shohei Ohtani's All-Star game experience, his continued dominance on the mound as he becomes the pitcher with the most 10+ strikeout games, and his hardest fastball of his career at 101.2 mph! Next, Ben explores this weeks options on Buy or Sell, Verlander explains whether or not he thinks the Red Sox will Buy or Sell at the trade deadline, if Juan Soto will get traded, and if New York Yankee's Aaron Judge will break the Yankee's single season Home-run record. Last but not least, Ben gives us who he believes are the Top-5 teams to trade for Juan Soto- including the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    JUAN SOTO TRADE SAGA + ASTROS RED HOT + MLB POWER RANKINGS + BEN'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 45:35

    Ben Verlander dives into everything you need to know about MLB's top storylines of the week - things heat up with Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros continue to be the team to beat, and the Dodgers continue to dominate the NL West! Ben also breaks down his MLB Power Rankings and shares his Team of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 NL SECOND HALF PREVIEW WITH MLB WRITERS ROWAN AND PEDRO + NL PLAYERS TO WATCH + METS/BRAVES NL EAST RACE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 36:26

    Ben Verlander is joined by Pedro Moura and Rowan Kavner to dive into the second half of the season for the National League! They cover everything you need to know about NL East race between the Mets and Braves, the top players to watch including Miami Marlins' superstar Sandy Alcantara, Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 AL SECOND HALF PREVIEW WITH MLB WRITERS JAKE AND JORDAN + AL PLAYERS TO WATCH

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 35:32

    Ben Verlander welcomes back MLB Writers Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman to breakdown everything you need to know about the second half of the season for the American League including which teams will make the playoffs, AL players to watch, and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    BEN REUNITES WITH SHOHEI OHTANI! LIVE FROM THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME W/JUSTIN VERLANDER, ALEX RODRIGUEZ, & MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 32:41

    Join Ben Verlander live from the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium as Ben reacts to one of the greatest All-Star Games in years with Shohei Ohtani, rookie sensation Julio Rodriguez, Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and many more! Ben also catches up with his brother, Astros Pitcher Justin Verlander live on the red carpet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MLB Home Run Derby 2022 LIVE from Dodger Stadium

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 24:10

    Ben Verlander reacts to Juan Soto winning the MLB Home Run Derby live from Dodger Stadium and performances from Pete Alonso, Julio Rodriguez, Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber, Albert Pujols, Jose Ramirez, and Ronald Acuña Jr.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    HR Derby Preview + Juan Soto on the move + MLB the Show Exclusive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 28:27

    Ben Verlander breaks down the "Herschel Walker deal" that will need to happen to acquire young superstar Juan Soto. Ben also dives into the HR Derby and gives us his bracket, Ben's Top 5 Home Run Derby Moments featuring Ken Griffey Jr., Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bryce Harper, and a special MLB The Show exclusive with Ramone Russell! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ASTROS VS YANKEES CLASH + MLB DRAFT + FUTURES GAME + TOP 5 ALL-STAR GAME MOMENTS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 45:47

    Ben Verlander gives you everything you need to know about the battle of the AL with the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Verlander welcomes Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman, Fox Sports MLB writers, to talk all things MLB draft day and MLB Futures' Game as they dive into the next generation of baseball. Then, Ben gives his Top 5 All-Star Game moments! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shohei Ohtani is the AL MVP + Chicago White Sox dilemma + Worst ASG jerseys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 50:53

    Ben Verlander has a packed show and it all starts with the AL MVP - Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani dazzled on the mound once again in another stellar performance against the Houston Astros. Ohtani's greatness landed him with Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in Angels history with 10+ strikeouts in four straight games!Ben then welcomes Chicago White Sox beat writer Scott Merkin to talk about Tim Anderson's impact, Dylan Cease's stellar season, Andrew Vaughn's emergence as a star, Eloy Jiménez's recent injury, Tony La Russa's future and what the White Sox will do at the trade deadline.Ben breaks down his Top 5 worst All-Star Jerseys of all-time, he plays some All-Star game trivia and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Shohei Ohtani AL starting pitcher + Braves & Mets NL East battle + MLB ALL STAR TRIVIA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 60:52

    Ben Verlander dives into all things All-Star Game related with Fox Sports MLB writers Jake Mintz and Paul Moura. Ben reacts to the Blue Jays firing Charlie Montoyo, the NY Mets still being the team to beat in the NL East, his Top-5 All-Star Game jerseys & MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A.J. MINTER INTERVIEW - ATLANTA BRAVES' WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 35:27

    Ben Verlander welcomes Atlanta Braves' World Series Champion A.J. Minter to talk about his journey through the minors leading to the majors, playing with Ronald Acuña Jr., the trade deadline leading to winning the Word Series, Joc Pederson's prophecy and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI NEWS: SHOHEI MAKES ALL STAR HISTORY +SEIYA SUZUKI'S COMEBACK + SPENCER STRIDER ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 25:47

    This Week in Shohei Ohtani News: Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani becomes the first player ever to be named an All-Star as a pitcher and a hitter and he did it in back-to-back years! Ben also dives into Ohtani's stellar performance on the mound where he threw seven innings of two-hit ball while striking out 10 Ben Verlander breaks down his top-5 best rookies in this week's Head of the Class with Atlanta Braves' Michael Harris II, Spencer Strider, and Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez headlining this list. Ben Verlander plays a fun game of ‘Name that All-Star' where we give him clues and stats to see if he can guess correctly. Can you guess all three correctly? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WEEKLY RECAP: ALL STAR BREAKDOWN +BASEBALL WORLD CLASSIC UPDATES + TEAM OF THE WEEK + POWER RANKINGS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 44:30

    Ben Verlander breaks down everything you need to know about this year's All-Star starters, reserves, pitchers, and snubs within the AL and NL teams including Seattle Mariners' Ty France, Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith, and Washington Nationals' Juan Soto. Ben also gives updates on the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Ben has the New York Yankees' on top of his MLB Power Rankings once again, but are the Houston Astros coming for the top spot? Ben gives his ‘team of the week' with Colorado Rockies' Kris Bryant earning ‘Player of the Week' honors. Then, we dive into Buy or Sell: if the Mariners are going to make the postseason, will San Diego Padres' Bob Melvin win Manager of the Year and much, much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SEATTLE MARINERS INSIDER SHANNON DRAYER - JULIO RODRIGUEZ'S RISE + MARINERS PLAYOFF HOPES + TRADE DEADLINE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 25:38

    Ben Verlander welcomes Seattle Mariners' beat writer Shannon Drayer! Shannon talks about the Seattle Mariner's rookie sensation Julio Rodriguez on the heels of winning his second straight AL Rookie of the Month Award, his comparison to Ken Griffey, Logan Gilbert's alter-ego, the Mariners' recent turnaround, trade deadline plans and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI CONTINUES TO MAKE HISTORY + ASTROS STILL ON TOP + ALL STAR FINALISTS + TOP 5 CITY CONNECT UNIFORMS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 47:02

    Ben Verlander goes LIVE for his Thursday Happy Hour show! Joined by Producer Raya, Ben starts by giving you his mid-week updates; Shohei Ohtani continues to dominate on the mound and makes more history! AND the Astros continue to prove why they are the team to beat in the AL! Ben also goes over the updated All-Star finalists and takes a look at the ballot close races. Next, Ben reveals his top 5 MLB City Connect Uniforms! Finally, Ben dives into some MLB trivia (make sure to play along) and answers all your fan questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TONY GONSOLIN INTERVIEW - LOS ANGELES DODGERS' CY YOUNG CANDIDATE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 33:21

    Ben Verlander welcomes Los Angeles Dodgers' NL Cy Young Candidate Tony Gonsolin! Gonsolin dives into the 2020 season, pitching in the World Series, his call to the majors, his cat obsession, what he's learned from 3x Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI NEWS: SHOHEI'S LEGENDARY JUNE + MICHAEL HARRIS II ROOKIE OF THE MONTH + BRAVES WILL WIN NL EAST

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 29:22

    This Week in Ohtani News: Shohei Ohtani remains dominant on the mound with a red hot bat with amazing MVP performances, became first player in MLB history to record 8+ RBI in a game and then strike out 10+ batters the next day. Head of the Class '22: Ben breaks down his Top-5 Rookie performances of the month headlined by Julio Rodriguez and Michael Harris II Buy or sell: Ben buys or sells hot topics in MLB including Padres City Connect Jerseys and Juan Soto staying with the Nationals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WEEKLY RECAP: BRAVES NL EAST SURGE + DODGERS ELITE DEPTH + UPDATED SEASON AWARDS + OHTANI PLAYER OF THE MONTH

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 52:22

     Ben Verlander breaks down everything you need to know in the week of MLB! Verlander dives into the battle of the NL East where things are heating up between the Atlanta Braves and NY Mets, the depth within the LA Dodgers roster after losing key players Mookie Betts, Walker Buehler, and Dustin May to the IL! Next up, Ben goes through Week 13's Power Rankings along with his ‘Player of the Month', ‘Team of the Month' led by Ohtani after another great month of baseball. Following, Ben shares his mid season awards naming the AL and NL rookie of the year, MVP, and CY Young award winners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    PABLO LÓPEZ INTERVIEW - MIAMI MARLINS YOUNG STAR PITCHER

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 46:18

    Ben welcomes on April's NL Pitcher of the Month from Miami Marlins, Pablo López! López talks about growing up with parents as doctors, choosing baseball over medical school, how his father influenced his decision to stick with baseball, learning new pitches, his grind through Minor league baseball, getting traded from the Seattle Mariners to the Miami Marlins, his first phone call after getting called up, becoming an All-Star caliber pitcher, his relationship with Miami's other young ace Sandy Alcántara and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FREDDIE FREEMAN SAGA + ANGELS WASTING TROUT/OHTANI MVP YEARS + TOP-5 PITCHES IN MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 55:26

    Ben Verlander goes LIVE for his Thursday Happy Hour show! Joined by Producer Conrad, Ben starts by giving you his mid-week update; Justin Verlander becoming the first pitcher in MLB to get to 10 wins, Freddie Freeman drama following his return to his old home Atlanta and why the Angels are wasting MVP caliber years from Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani! Next, Ben breaks down his Top-5 Best Pitches in MLB! Finally, Ben dives into some MLB trivia (make sure to play along) and answers all your fan questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    CORBIN BURNES INTERVIEW - MILWAUKEE BREWERS CY YOUNG WINNING ACE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 44:32

    Ben welcomes on Milwaukee Brewers' reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, Corbin Burnes! Burnes talks about draft day, his experience in the minors, his transition to the majors, the mental side baseball, how he learned his dominant cutter, winning the '21 NL Cy Young award and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI NEWS: BEST BACK-TO-BACK GAMES IN MLB HISTORY + JULIO RODRIGUEZ ROOKIE OF THE WEEK + YANKEES WILL MISS WORLD SERIES

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:46

    Tuesday edition of Flippin Bat's; This Week in Ohtani News: Shohei Ohtani with back-to-back amazing 'Shotime' performances, Ohtani the Cy Young caliber pitcher, why Ohtani is STILL this seasons AL MVP! Head of the Class '22: Ben dives into the Top-5 Rookie performers of the week Buy or sell: Ben buys of sells some of the hottest topics in MLB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WEEKLY RECAP: ASTROS VS YANKEES SHOWDOWN + RED SOX ON THE RISE + TEAM OF THE WEEK + POWER RANKINGS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 49:26

    Ben Verlander gives you everything you need to know in the week of MLB! Ben breaks down the unbelievable weekend series between the Astros and Yankees for the top spot in the AL, the crazy brawl between the Mariners and Angels and the Red Sox recent dominance have them in the drivers seat for the AL Wildcard! Next up, Ben goes through his weekly Power Rankings and gives you his Top-10 teams after another full week of baseball in the books! Following, Ben gives you his 'Team of the Week' and his 'Player of the Week' led by Shohei Ohtani! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    PITCHING NINJA (ROB FRIEDMAN) INTERVIEW - MLB PITCHING GURU

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 40:59

    Ben brings on MLB Pitching Analyst and major internet sensation, Pitching Ninja (Rob Friedman)! Rob opens up about having a law degree (still semi practicing), being a huge fan of baseball, how Pitching Ninja came to be, getting his clips pulled from twitter, working for MLB currently as a pitching analyst, his 'Top-5 Filthy Pitches' of the season, how nasty Jacob DeGrom truly is and of course, how amazing Shohei Ohtani is as a pitcher! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI'S UNBELIEVABLE 'SHOTIME' PERFORMANCES + WELCOME TO MLB ONEIL CRUZ + BUILD YOUR OWN ALL-STAR

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 48:27

    Ben Verlander goes LIVE for his Thursday Happy Hour show! Joined by Producer Raya, Ben starts by giving you his mid-week update; Shohei Ohtani had the best two day stretch in MLB history after hitting 2 home runs and 8 RBI followed by a 13k performance on the mound the next night, next Ben dives into the Oneil Cruz's entrance to MLB and why the Pittsburgh Pirates are becoming fun again! Next, Ben creates his ultimate All-Star by combing all the best attributes from the best players in todays game! Finally, Ben dives into some MLB trivia (make sure to play along) and answers all your fan questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    LOGAN GILBERT INTERVIEW - SEATTLE MARINERS YOUNG ACE + AL PITCHER OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 35:18

    Ben welcomes in Seattle Mariners AL Pitcher of the Month for April, Logan Gilbert! Gilbert talks about his time at Stetson University, learning from Jacob Degrom, his mentality when he pitches, his alter-ego 'Walter', the story behind 'truth meetings', his relationship with Mariners Catcher and current roommate Cal Raleigh, the impact of analytics on todays game, playing with Mariners young superstar Julio Rodriguez and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OHTANI DOMINATES IN SEATTLE + ROOKIES OF THE WEEK + NY METS WORLD SERIES CONTENDERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 29:17

    Tuesday edition of Flippin Bat's; This Week in Ohtani News: Shohei Ohtani with another amazing 'Shotime' performance - this time in Seattle in front of his ideal Ichiro, his 11-game hit streak and Ohtani becoming a clubhouse leader! Head of the Class '22: Ben dives into the Top-5 Rookie performers of the week Buy or sell: Ben buys of sells some of the hottest topics in MLB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    WEEKLY RECAP: NEW YORK DOMINATING MLB + GOLDSCHMIDT STAYS RED HOT + TOP FATHER/SON DUOS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 37:26

    Ben Verlander gives you everything you need to know in the week of MLB! Ben breaks down the unbelievable seasons that the Mets and Yankees are having this year and why we could be seeing a subway series in the World Series and pitcher's have been adamant that they can't grip baseballs properly and wants MLB to make the fixes! Next up, Ben goes through his weekly Power Rankings and gives you his Top-10 teams after another full week of baseball in the books! Following, Ben gives you his 'Team of the Week' and his 'Player of the Week' led by Paul Goldschmidt! Finally, with Father's Day happening over the weekend - we dive into the best father/son duos MLB has ever seen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ANDREW MCCUTCHEN INTERVIEW - NL MVP + 5X ALL-STAR + 4X SILVER SLUGGER

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 44:27

    Flippin' Bats Friday special! Ben welcomes in 2013 NL MVP, 5x All-Star, 4x Silver Slugger and current outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, Andrew McCutchen! McCutchen opens up about his childhood being a fantastic three sport athlete, batting .700 in High School baseball, getting drafted to Pittsburgh, his favorite memories playing for the Pirates, hilarious story of proposing to his wife, the possibility of coaching after his career, his decision to join the Milwaukee Brewers and MUCH more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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