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Statcast (TM) is changing the way we watch baseball, and we're only beginning to figure out how it will revolutionize the game. Mike Petriello, Matt Meyers and special guests discuss what this groundbreaking technology is teaching us. Be sure to follow @Statcast on twitter for the best daily video c…

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    • Jan 6, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 410 EPISODES

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    The Juicy Center of the Hall of Fame Ballot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 55:58

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello investigate the middle of the Hall of Fame ballot, the Scott Rolen / Bobby Abreu types who have a strong but not slam-dunk case to enter Cooperstown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How to interview a manager, with Jim Duquette

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 36:53

    Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello of MLB.com banter about a wild Zack Wheat home run injury, the time from baseball's Golden Age when stolen bases were rarer than they are today and bring in former MLB GM Jim Duquette to talk about the Mets managerial job and how managers get interviewed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Six new Hall of Famers, with Joe Posnanski

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 40:51

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the six new Hall of Famers selected by a pair of Era Committees, highlight an incredible Jim Kaat fact, briefly wonder who will manage the Mets, and welcome on Joe Posnanski to talk about his relationship with Buck O'Neil, his reaction when O'Neil was elected to the Hall, and his “Baseball 100” book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free agent frenzy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 59:02

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down all the free agent moves of the last 96 hours, wonder which quiet teams will make their first move, and predict landing spots for the remaining big names. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What to know about Seiya Suzuki

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 37:05

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss Wander Franco's long-term contract, Kendall Graveman surprisingly signing with the White Sox, the 2022 Hall of Fame ballot, the All-MLB team, and welcome on Jim Allen live from Tokyo to discuss Seiya Suzuki, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and a shocking fact about the Japan Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Today is a big roster move day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 49:40

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello explain why Nov. 19 is a big day in the roster world of baseball, welcome the Cleveland Guardians and Billy Eppler, then break down the major award votes and Justin Verlander, Noah Syndergaard, and Eduardo Rodriguez signing in free agency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Live from the GM meetings with Mark Feinsand

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 39:08

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the Dodgers signing Andrew Heaney, bring on Mark Feinsand for a live update from the GM meetings, and discuss which shortstop would fit the Yankees best – and if New York fans would welcome Carlos Correa – with producer Ryan Wallerson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Congrats to the Braves, & welcome to the offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 51:06

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello reflect on what was learned from Atlanta's World Series win, how Jorge Soler's home run was measured, discuss Buster Posey's retirement news, review the possible qualifying offer decisions, and touch on where each team is situated headed into 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the World Series went back to Houston

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 44:16

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down Games 3, 4, and 5 of the World Series, dissecting the pitching and managerial choices of each team, wonder if the data supports the idea that Alex Bregman is injured, note what might make Max Fried a bad matchup in Game 6, and voice frustration over the discourse around Ian Anderson being removed with a no-hitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 2021 World Series, tied at a game apiece

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 41:05

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello take stock of the World Series before Game 3, wondering why the Braves shifted Gurriel, how Atlanta will manage their depleted rotation, guessing how Dusty Baker will deal without the DH in an NL park, and trying to figure out what's going wrong with Alex Bregman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The 2021 World Series preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 44:06

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down the 2021 World Series between the Astros and the Braves, position by position. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Braves, Astros are one win away from the World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 55:20

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down what's happened so far in the NLCS and ALCS before bantering about postseason pitching usage, umpires, and whether “the hot hand” is a real thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On to the Championship Series, with Michael A. Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:17

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the three Division Series that have ended and welcome on Kansas City outfielder Michael A. Taylor to preview the ALCS, talk about his postseason history with the Nationals and what it's like to get ready for a winner-take-all postseason game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    One of these eight teams will win the World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 51:29

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the biggest moments of the AL and NL Wild Card Games and look ahead to the four upcoming Division Series as the postseason gets started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sorting through the playoff chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 73:18

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello preview the final weekend of the regular season, noting the possibility of multiple tiebreakers in the American League, before spending time on each of the 12 teams still alive in the races. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Happened in San Diego? | Nick Davis on the '86 Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 69:06

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello update the closest playoff races, investigate the disfunction happening in San Diego, note the wild numbers behind another successful Tampa Bay season, wonder if it's time to worry about the White Sox and highlight Dietrich Enns and Anthony Gose, while also talking to filmmaker Nick Davis about his ESPN documentary on the 1986 Mets, “Once Upon a Time in Queens.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Dodger streak might finally be ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 47:43

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello come to terms with the fact that the eight-season run for the Dodgers atop the NL West might finally be ending, look at St. Louis' run to the second Wild Card spot, ask why Freddie Freeman hasn't yet signed with the Braves, look ahead to the ascendant Tigers, and highlight Frank Schwindel and Will Smith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Finally, the Blue Jays are here

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 49:35

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the surging Blue Jays might do well in MVP/CY voting, gawk at Salvador Perez's power burst, discuss how to value Corbin Burnes' absolutely dominant season, look at how Max Scherzer has upped his game since coming to Los Angeles, highlight Nestor Cortes Jr. and Avisaíl García, and rant about HR distances and Wander Franco's ROY chances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Rays are having their best-ever season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 51:37

    MLB.com's Mike Petriello and Sarah Langs talk about the Rays being on a 102-win pace, talk about the latest incredible Juan Soto feat, wonder if Brandon Crawford should be in the NL MVP conversation, look at the hilarious week the Phillies just had, highlight Joe Ryan and Amed Rosario and rant about everything happening to the Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Orioles broke the streak | Plus: Wander Franco is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 51:17

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the Orioles finally winning a game, how the Yankees have turned it around, how Wander Franco is breaking out, who will be the next to hit 500 homers, and the winners of the MLB.com Cy Young polls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Playoff Urgency Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 48:29

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Will Leitch dissect Will's playoff urgency rankings, looking at 13 teams in the postseason race and analyzing the pulse of each roster and its fanbase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why are the Padres talking about Fernando Tatis Jr. in the outfield?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 47:50

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about Fernando Tatis Jr. potentially playing the outfield, how the fourth-place Blue Jays are for real, dive into the Phillies surprising run to first place and talk about the death of batting practice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The NL MVP race is suddenly wide-open

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 46:01

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the teams with the most disappointing Trade Deadlines, dive into the suddenly fascinating NL MVP race, discuss how the Reds still have a shot at sneaking into the playoffs, note how the disappointing Cardinals offense is showing signs of life that will be important for 2022, highlight LaMonte Wade Jr. and Jonathan India, and rant about the Dodgers signing Cole Hamels and the activity of the Trade Deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    It is now officially Trade Deadline watch | Plus: Jordan Bastian on the Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 63:20

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello dive into the trade deadline, coming up with places they'd love to see top trade targets go to, breaking down the Jesús Luzardo for Starling Marte trade, reacting to the entire Seattle situation around the Kendall Graveman deal with Houston, enjoying the fact that Eric Hosmer trade rumors even exist, and highlighting the incredible resurgence of Joey Votto, before welcoming on Cubs.com beat writer Jordan Bastian to explain everything happening around Wrigley as the deadline nears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    There's a huge series coming this weekend | Plus: Mark Feinsand on the Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 48:54

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down the huge weekend series that is not Red Sox vs Yankees, update the ongoing interest in how Juan Soto said the Home Run Derby would fix his swing and then backed it up immediately, learn a whole lot about Luis Torrens, note a very weird fact involving the D-Backs and the Pirates, then welcome on MLB.com's Mark Feinsand to preview the upcoming July 30 Trade Deadline.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The second half of the season is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 61:03

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello recap the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game experience in Colorado, then look ahead to the second half of the season by investigating each of the six divisions, projecting who will be in the playoffs, identifying a notable player to watch from each division, and rant about playoff odds numbers and complaints about player appearances at the All-Star Game. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Shohei Ohtani and the HR Derby | Plus: Xavier Scruggs is everywhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 49:39

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss Shohei Ohtani's latest otherworldly feats, wonder if the Brewers have already locked up the NL Central, look at how Edwin Diaz may have turned around the New York perception of the big trade with Seattle, and share the possible way to predict the Home Run Derby winner, before welcoming guest Xavier Scruggs to talk about having a locker next to Yadier Molina, his new MLB.com podcast “The Bigs,” his new DEI job with the Cardinals, and his media work with ESPN, MLB Network Radio, and elsewhere.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kyle Schwarber is the hottest hitter alive | Except the 4 who are hotter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 32:30

    MLB.com's Mike Petriello is joined by David Adler to talk about Kyle Schwarber's red-hot June, the Nationals' postseason chances, Kyle Tucker's underrated contributions in Houston, Fernando Tatis Jr's huge defensive improvement, an All-Star +1 idea to account for the year's best stories, Steven Duggar, Tony Kemp, a bad AL MVP take and the lack of a third NC State/Vanderbilt game.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    The All-Star leaders so far | Plus: Look at the weird thing Atlanta is doing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 51:00

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the latest leaders in fan voting for the All-Star Game, talk about how weird the Angels/Giants extra innings game was, investigate what it means to have Wander Franco in the Majors, highlight how incredible Matt Olson's season has been, share a very unexpected fact about how the Braves play defense, highlight the promotion of knuckleballer Mickey Jannis, shine a light on Brady Singer, and rant about how the All Star ballots actually work and whether baseball's pace of play issue is worse than basketball's.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    The teams most likely to have pieces to trade at the deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 54:01

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the D-Backs and the all-time record for consecutive road losses, look at the upcoming Trade Deadline and who this year's sellers might be most likely to move to contenders, discuss Tyler Glasnow's injury and the effects it will have on Tampa Bay's playoff hopes, react to a real-time Rays trade, express surprise at which strategy is working the best in extra innings, share an incredibly shocking fact about the struggles of San Diego's offense, highlight the achievements of Luke Williams and Taijuan Walker, and rant about the impact of Albert Pujols, bunting with Shohei Ohtani, and the truth about historical hit by pitch numbers.

    The division leaders most likely to hang on | Plus: Please understand how spin works

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 56:41

    MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the Chris Archer trade could still look better (or worse), check how the division leaders shape up and who is most likely to hang on, dive into how interesting the Astros have been this season, talk about Yoán Moncada's uncanny ability to post all-time BABIP, share how Jacob deGrom has changed his approach while still dominating, spotlight Cedric Mullins and Eric Haase, and rant about requiring context in spin rate investigations involving foreign substances and multiple instances of home runs being called back for missing bases

    The Rays have baseball’s best record | Plus: The importance of Lou Gehrig Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:12

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about Lou Gehrig Day and the fight against ALS, how the Rays have achieved the best record in baseball, how the Blake Snell trade looks in retrospect and whether Tampa Bay will trade Kevin Kiermaier. Then they try to figure out what’s wrong with Juan Soto – if anything is at all – check in with the soft-tossing Cubs rotation, review what a 60-game season ending now would look like, focus on Patrick Wisdom and Austin Adams, and rant about fielding percentage and Jacob deGrom’s stature in the game.

    The Vladimir Guerrero Jr. breakout is here

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 45:03

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the six pro baseball games New York City will see on Thursday, marvel at the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. breakout, gawk at Yasmani Grandal’s all-time weird batting line, point out a reason for the rise in strikeouts this year, check in with the surging Dodgers and Padres, highlight J.P. Feyereisen and Pablo Lopez, and rant about instant replay and Houston fan reactions.

    This season is no-hitter season | Plus: Ohtani’s incredible start

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 44:14

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about Corey Kluber and Spencer Turnbull’s no-hitters, how many no-hitters are still enjoyable, whether the Low-A St. Lucie Mets have baseball’s best rotation, how the Shohei Ohtani experience has blossomed just as Mike Trout got injured, point out how Nolan Arenado is having the best year of his career in his first season away from Coors, wonder if Trevor Rogers is the best pick from the 2017 first round, focus on Jesse Winker and Pavin Smith, and attempt not to rant about the Tony La Russa / Yermin Mercedes saga.

    Gerrit Cole has 78 strikeouts and 3 walks | Plus: Seattle’s future is now

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 45:13

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about attending baseball games and the ridiculous heights that Gerrit Cole is achieving, discuss how the Mariners have turned the future into the present by calling up Logan Gilbert and Jarred Kelenic, look into the White Sox dominating against lefthanded pitching, point out how little support the Phillies have given to Bryce Harper, and shine a light on Travis Bergen and Patrick Mazeika.

    John Means made history, somehow | Plus: Baseball’s surprising best home run park

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 50:22

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk through John Means’ no-hitter and the controversial dropped third strike rule, look at which teams have had the worst fortune in extra innings games, look at Tony La Russa’s admission that he didn’t know the rule for the runner on second, point out why Byron Buxton is playing deeper, shed some light on Angel Stadium being the best lefty home run park in baseball, point out why Cincinnati is the best place to go long, shine a light on Cole Sulser and Adolis Garcia, and rant about Giancarlo Stanton’s perception and the state of the NL East.

    The Rockies finally made the change | Plus: Mike Trout’s best month

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 41:38

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss Anthony Rizzo striking out Freddie Freeman, the leadership change in Colorado, how the Giants are making it interesting in the NL West, whether it’s time to worry about Francisco Lindor and the Mets offense, gawk at how Mike Trout is somehow having the best month of his career, focus on Omar Narváez and Garrett Whitlock, and finish with thoughts on the validity of the 2020 Dodgers title, whether it matters if Madison Bumgarner gets a no-hitter or not, and recap Trevor Bauer’s comments about Fernando Tatis Jr.

    What the A’s are doing, and Yankees are not | Plus: Time to trade Scherzer?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 52:06

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the 11-game winning streak of the Oakland A’s, the terribly disappointing start of the Yankees, wonder if it’s too early to ponder Max Scherzer trade destinations, highlight the upcoming Dodgers/Padres series as baseball’s best rivalry, note the huge difference in Kenley Jansen’s performance when he has extra rest, point out Trevor Story’s bizarre start to the season, praise Joey Gallo’s RBI bunt, and focus on Evan Longoria and Trevor Rogers.

    The Carlos Rodón no-hitter is the best story of the year | Plus: Acuña is making changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 50:09

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the ramifications of Carlos Rodón's no-hitter, what it means for the White Sox, how it fit into a crazy night of baseball, what Ronald Acuña Jr.'s newfound plate discipline improvements mean for the rest of the National League, how Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s. best-in-baseball Sprint Speed improvement bodes well for the Blue Jays, dive into the turnaround of the Red Sox, highlight Philip Evans and Jazz Chisholm, and rant about scoring decisions and Atlantic League rule changes.

    The 2021 playoffs odds are already changing | Plus: David Adler on early Statcast standouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 51:32

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss how much – and for which teams – the 2021 playoff odds are already changing in the season’s first week, discuss how the breakout Reds managed to get off to such a good start, dissect all of Tony LaRussa’s early season bullpen management moves, gawk at the idea of a Home Run Derby in Coors Field, push back against the idea of a shift ban being unfair to lefty batters, call out Mets Twitter for caring too much about lineup decisions, and welcome on David Adler to highlight some early season Statcast standouts like Akil Baddoo, Byron Buxton, and Michael Kopech.

    The 2021 MLB Season Preview: 60 Facts for 30 Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 61:04

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello give their final preview of the 2021 MLB season by both picking an interesting fact, metric, or number for each of the 30 teams.

    The 2021 National League Preview, with Sarah Langs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 59:39

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by Sarah Langs to go make their over/under guesses on each team’s projected win totals, before each selecting their predictions for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, most surprising and disappointing teams, and playoff predictions.

    The 2021 American League Preview, with Anthony Castrovince

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 55:18

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by Anthony Castrovince to go make their over/under guesses on each team’s projected win totals, before each selecting their predictions for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, most surprising and disappointing teams, and playoff predictions.

    The Minor Leagues have some experiments to watch | Plus: Tom Haberstroh on Lou Gehrig Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 58:44

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the new experimental rules to be implemented in the Minor Leagues in 2021, wonder what the trade market for Trevor Story might end up being, overreact to some Spring Training numbers, try to figure out if Joc Pederson can do something that’s virtually never been done before, and bring on NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh to discuss MLB’s announcement that June 2 will be Lou Gehrig day every year, where fans can go to help, his family’s involvement in MLB’s announcement, and the intersection of baseball and basketball analytics.

    A 2021 30-team World Series winner draft, with Will Leitch

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 59:24

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by MLB.com national writer Will Leitch to conduct a 2021 draft of World Series teams, from 30-1, explaining what they do and don’t like about each club, including their potential paths to the title.

    These are the Top 25 Players Under 25, with Jesse Sanchez

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 56:44

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello bring on national reporter Jesse Sanchez to discuss the Top 25 players under 25 years old, ask Jesse what it was like to see Fernando Tatis Jr. as a little-known teenager, ask him to pick between Tatis, Juan Soto, and Ronald Acuña Jr., and hear about the positive first-hand interactions he’s had with Seattle prospect Julio Rodríguez. Matt and Mike also touch on the current discourse around analytics – good and bad – in the game, discuss how Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker may have benefited from advancements in college baseball, react to informative quotes from Joey Votto and Blake Snell, wish for good health for Cody Bellinger and Byron Buxton, before offering advice to the Mets and their potential black uniforms.

    Fernando Tatis Jr. gets all the years and all the dollars | Plus: Guess the mystery team?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 42:55

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello react to the stunning 14-year, $340 million contract handed out by San Diego to Fernando Tatis Jr.; talk about the implications of the Blue Jays starting their season at their Spring Training home in Dunedin, Fla.; look at how the A’s built a suddenly interesting bullpen; try to figure out which mystery team’s exec says his club is underrated; jam out to Yoan Moncada's new hit single while talking about his recovery and the chances of the 2021 White Sox; and revisit, again, whether Shohei Ohtani should continue trying to be a two-way player.

    What to make of the Benintendi trade | Plus: Rajai Davis on home runs and working for MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 53:53

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the somewhat difficult to comprehend three-way trade that sends Andrew Benintendi to Kansas City and Statcast hero Franchy Cordero to Boston; dig into the signings of Trevor Bauer (Dodgers) and Marcell Ozuna (Braves); explain what really goes into the unpopular 2021 projections of the Braves to not win the East; talk about the overall competitiveness of the six divisions; implore someone to sign Justin Turner and Jedd Gyorko already; and welcome in special guest Rajai Davis to talk about the highlights of his career and his new role working in operations for Major League Baseball.

    The Rockies actually traded Nolan Arenado | Plus: Shakeia Taylor on Effa Manley

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 57:07

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the stunning trade of Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals, talk about Nelson Cruz returning to the Twins and what that means for the White Sox, discuss which teams are helped and hurt by the likely return to the smaller postseason field, bid farewell to Dustin Pedroia, and welcome on Shakeia Taylor to talk about her award-nominated research piece on Effa Manley and how Ken Griffey Jr’s return to Major League Baseball reminds us of his stature as unofficial ‘coolest player alive,’ and which current player might succeed him.

    The 19 moves of the last week | Plus: The Hall put no one in

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 47:25

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello run down the 19 trades + free agent signings that have happened in the last week, wonder where Trevor Bauer, Didi Gregorius, Marcell Ozuna and other remaining free agents land, talk about how the Hall of Fame inducted no new enshrinees this year, bid a fond farewell to Masahiro Tanaka and rant about prospect rankings and the HOF voting process.

    George Springer doesn’t make the Jays favorites, yet | Plus: AJ Cassavell on the latest Padres move

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 43:44

    MLB.com’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the Blue Jays signing George Springer affects their chances in the AL East, wonder if Michael Brantley returning to the Astros makes them the favorites in the AL West, discuss how DJ LeMahieu returning to the Yankees helps to raise their floor, and preview the upcoming Hall of Fame announcement, before welcoming in MLB.com Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell to discuss San Diego’s latest move for Joe Musgrove and how it affects their future.

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