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By baseball fans, for baseball fans. The 3-0 Take is here to bring you what you don't get enough of — MLB coverage from hosts who see and love the game the way you do.

Kyle Corwin & Nate Reyes


    • Dec 2, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 59m AVG DURATION
    • 251 EPISODES

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    250. Free Agent Deals Before the Lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 90:57

    We talk about the headline free agency acquisitions from the past week, including Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Javy Baez, Marcus Semien, Robbie Ray and more, as well as the latest playoff expansion proposal, MLB admitting to using two different types of baseballs during the 2021 season, the start to the lockout and much more. We also open the episode by commemorating our 250th episode and re-introducing ourselves and the podcast origin story for those who are unfamiliar. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    249. 2021 MLB Season Recap & Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 77:01

    We talk preseason standings projections and how they compared to the final standings, season awards including Rookies of the Year, Comeback Players of the Year, Managers of the Year, Cy Youngs and MVPs, the latest signings and extensions and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    248. ATLANTA BRAVES - WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS & A TEAM OF DESTINY

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 64:34

    We talk the Atlanta Braves closing out the World Series in Game 6, the Astros not having much life from the start, Max Fried's redemption game and close call at first, Freddie Freeman finally getting his ring (and when we should expect his contract extension announcement), the entire organization from top to bottom adapting throughout the entire season, what made this team so special down the stretch, how nobody was beating the Braves this postseason, why this shows how great the game of baseball is and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    247. World Series Games 3, 4 & 5 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 62:20

    We talk Games 3, 4 and 5 of the World Series, including Ian Anderson getting pulled after 5 innings of no-hit ball, whether Brian Snitker played with fire and got lucky, how he set the Braves up for the remainder of the series, Eddie Rosario's questionable (and later redeeming) defensive plays, Zack Greinke outhitting Yordan Alvarez, Adam Duvall's grand slam, whether home field advantage has served its purpose this series, the Astros clawing back to stay alive in Game 5, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa heating up, who's in a better situation for the final leg of the series, remembering Jerry Remy, the Padres acquiring Bob Melvin to be their new manager and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    246. World Series Games 1 & 2 Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 66:33

    We talk Games 1 and 2 of the World Series, including the Braves' statement win to open the series despite losing Charlie Morton to a fractured fibula, everyone getting that free taco right away (and the issue with that promotion), Brian Snitker recognizing the trajectory of Game 2 and managing his staff accordingly, Houston responding with the bats, the “Jose Siri” play and which, if any, Brave should be blamed, whether the Ozzie Albies play should have resulted in an out on the transfer, Jose Urquidy and Max Fried both giving their teams a little bit of length, Commissioner Manfred saying he wanted the roof open for some reason, trying to figure out why the ball jumps off Jose Altuve's bat so well, PETA saying they want MLB to retire the use of the word “bullpen” because it's offensive to animals and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    245. World Series Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 80:48

    We talk the ends of the ALCS and NLCS, how the Red Sox were in the driver's seat and couldn't finish the series, why the “they weren't expected to make it this far” argument doesn't apply, the Astros finding a way to flip a switch, Yordan Alvarez going on a tear and winning ALCS MVP, Dusty Baker proving why “presence” matters, the reigning champion Dodgers coming up short against the Braves, Eddie Rosario playing out of this world en route to being crowned NLCS MVP, Freddie Freeman quieting the haters, how great Atlanta's pitching has been and why it especially needs to show up against Houston, probable starter matchups, who will have the better home field advantage, how expensive tickets are leading up to Game 1, our World Series predictions for series outcome, x-factor, MVP, and others, answer your DMs and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    244. NLCS / ALCS Update Pt. II

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 52:45

    We talk the latest NLCS and ALCS games, including the two Astro blowouts against the Red Sox, Houston's lineup finally figuring it out, the Laz Diaz missed calls (and why all the blame *can't* be placed on him), the mysterious light in centerfield and more cheating allegations, some questionable calls from Alex Cora and whether the Sox can do enough to force a Game 7. We also talk Dodgers clawing their way back into the series highlighted by Cody Bellinger's clutch home run in Game 3 and a blowout win in Game 5, Eddie Rosario's almost-cycle in between, whether the Dodgers have done enough to shift momentum as both teams head to Atlanta and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    243. NLCS / ALCS Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 68:04


    We talk Games 1 and 2 of the NLCS, Atlanta jumping out to a surprising 2-0 series lead, Joc Pederson and Austin Riley leading the way, a fraction of Braves fans unfairly coming at Freddie Freeman, Dave Roberts overmanaging (again), Ron Washington capturing the baseball world's heart, the first three games of the ALCS, how Carlos Correa made a massive mistake giving the Red Sox ammunition in Game 1, “the delay” from Game 2, how Kike Hernandez is continuing to make history, all of the grand slams, what the Astros need to do in Game 4 before it's too late, MLB announcing housing for its minor leaguers starting in 2022 and a possible streaming service that would allow fans to watch local games without cable and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store


    242. ALCS / NLCS Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 78:18

    We talk conclusion to the Astros / White Sox ALDS, Houston responding to Ryan Tepera's cheating allegations, how there was never much hope for Chicago, the Braves doing just enough to get past the Brewers, whether they'll be able to wake up the bats enough for the next series, the Dodgers going down to the wire with the Giants, how the Giants helped themselves out for 2022 despite falling short this season, preview the ALCS and the NLCS, make our series, MVP and X-factor predictions for both, discuss Mike Shildt being let go by the Cardinals, where he could end up and who will fill his vacancy, the Yankees letting part of their staff go and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    241. LDS Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 67:18

    We talk Red Sox eliminating the Rays and moving on to the ALCS, the crazy automatic double call that saved the Red Sox, why the Rays will never win a World Series until they change one major thing, the White Sox hanging on in their series versus the Astros, why Houston needs to win Game 4, the possible cheating allegations from Ryan Tepera, the Brewers proving the doubters right with their lack of offense, the Braves one-upping the Brewers with their pitching, the Dodgers / Giants series being exactly what we expected it to be, who we've liked in the booth so far, some managerial vacancy conversations, Trevor Bauer emerging from the abyss and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    BONUS POD: Checking in from the American League Wild Card Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 36:07

    We are HERE in Boston for the 2021 AL Wild Card Game, giving you the stories, updates, predictions you asked for! Enjoy!

    240. Three Games Left: Buckle Up.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 63:52

    We talk the magic and mojo of the Seattle Mariners heading into the final weekend of the season, whether they can end their postseason drought, the AL Wild Card race as a whole, Devin Williams punching a wall and taking himself out of the postseason, the Cardinals reaching 17 straight wins and capping off the streak with a clinching of the second Wild Card spot, the potential do-or-die matchup of Adam Wainwright and Max Scherzer, the Braves clinching the NL East and crushing any hope the Phillies had of doing the same, why your Bryce Harper “not valuable when it matters most” argument is hot garbage, the Rays clinching home field advantage and why they'll really be the away team throughout the postseason, the Rays deciding not to put up their Montreal sign and why that was a publicity stunt from the jump, Trevor Story likely playing his final game at Coors Field for the Rockies and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    239. One. Week. Left.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 60:44

    We talk the final week of the season that remains, the Yankees swapping spots with the Red Sox after a weekend sweep, the potential AL Wild Card tiebreaker scenarios including a chaos-inducing five-team tiebreaker, the Padres being eliminated, looking back at where it all went wrong, the Mets being eliminated and why there's no hope moving forward, the Brewers clinching the NL Central and their potential NLDS and NLCS matchups (and who they would fare best against), the Cardinals streaking at the perfect time and refusing to lose, the latest news surrounding the Rays' plan to incorporate a Montreal sign at the Trop for the postseason and what that means for the future, Marcus Semien entering the record books, Joe West retiring and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    238. Rays Steal Sign Card, Tony La Russa Deserves an Apology & Cardinals Win Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 67:36


    We talk Kevin Kiermaier stealing the Jays' scouting report card, Toronto's retaliation and whether it was warranted, whether the Jays should have thrown at Kiermaier in his first AB, the White Sox being the first team this season to clinch the division, why Tony La Russa deserves an apology, whether they're suffering from “Indians Syndrome” and what their plan might be for resting or gearing up for the postseason, the Cardinals continuing to win and the Padres not doing much to help their own cause, discussing teams who have officially been eliminated from the postseason and which of them have the best case for being optimistic in 2022, a big update on our potential AL Wild Card road trip situation and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store


    237. Machado & Tatis Jr. Scuffle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:59

    We talk Manny Machado calling out Fernando Tatis Jr., whether it was warranted and whether or not it can help the Padres moving forward, the Cardinals sweeping the Friars in the middle of a lengthy winning streak, the Brewers clinching a postseason spot, whether their offense can hang in the postseason, the potential NL Wild Card pitching matchups we would want to see, some milestones from around the league, an update on Nate's status in The 3-0 Take Fantasy Baseball League, Kyle's Sunday League Game 2 performance and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    236. Let the Postseason Clinching Begin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 61:11

    We talk the Giants and Dodgers clinching postseason berths, the Giants continuing to surprise, the value of a manager in today's game, if anyone would stand a chance in a one-game Wild Card matchup against the Dodgers, how LA's run differential matches up against the highest of all time, the Cardinals showing up seemingly out of nowhere and jumping right into the wild card spot, whether Nate actually flipped on the Padres or not, the Orioles grounds crew being ejected in the game against the Yankees, Shohei Ohtani being named to Time Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People and also likely having his arm shut down for the rest of 2021, Mike Trout not returning, Salvador Perez continuing his home run tear, Seattle being named host for the 2023 All-Star Game, an update on a potential podcast trip to the AL Wild Card Game (and what needs to fall into place to make it happen) and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    235. Yankees/Mets Whistling Controversy, Scherzer's 3,000th K, Brewers No-Hitter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 68:05

    We talk Yankees and Mets' 9/11 ceremony and game, the series finale and the whistling controversy, why it's being labeled as “cheating,” Max Scherzer collecting his 3,000 strikeout in one of his best career performances, how it's still weird seeing him in a Dodger jersey (and speculating about how he truly feels about being a part of a juggernaut team), the Brewers combining for a no-hitter and why this was the last thing people who are already tired of no-hitters this year needed to see, a check-in on the Triple Crown race for Vladdy Jr., the announcement that Trevor Bauer won't be pitching for the remainder of 2021 and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    234. Derek Jeter is a Hall of Famer & 2022 Eligibles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 68:06

    We talk Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Derek Jeter's legacy and his singular goal of winning, why the overrated conversation doesn't matter anymore, Larry Walker's speech and his fascinating love for Spongebob, those eligible for the 2022 class, who has a case for enshrinement, why the voters suck, Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis, rumors of a Cardinals reunion in 2022 and what a farewell for him, Yadi and Waino would look like, answering all your DMs including whether Austin Riley should be in the MVP conversation, our thoughts on Fanatics taking over the baseball card licensing from Topps, who our World Series matchup would be if the postseason started today and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    233. These Teams Have (Re)-Entered the Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 66:24

    We talk Dodgers/Giants series from the weekend, how San Francisco reclaimed first and whether we're looking at a Game 163 at the end of the season, whether rally towels should be used during the regular season, the Mets entering the chat once again after a “seven”-game winning streak and just overall better baseball since the thumbs down controversy, the Blue Jays sweep of the A's and reasserting themselves as a potential threat in the postseason, Robbie Ray and Marcus Semien having resurgent seasons, key AL matchups to start the week, Charlie Morton signing an extension and a tip of the cap to the Braves' infield, Vladdy Jr. making history and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    232. Corniest Team in Baseball & One Month Left

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 69:39

    We talk the Mets' latest tomfoolery and thumbs down drama, how it makes zero sense and how the organization has failed to keep all of this year's shenanigans in house, why the fans are the last people you want to alienate, where the leadership has been and why the timing of this should matter more than “letting the kids play,” the Wild Card races as they stand one month out, the likelihood of a “Red October,” the differences in drawing mathematical lines versus realistic lines in terms of teams truly in the hunt (i.e. the Blue Jays, Mariners, Cardinals and others), remaining strength of schedules for all teams in the hunt and they're shaping our outlook for the playoff race, looking back on some of our preseason predictions and seeing how they've held up as we begin the final month of the regular season and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    231. One Last Ride for Yadi & Orioles Snap the Streak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 61:55

    We talk Yadier Molina's extension and announcement that 2022 will be his final season, whether batterymate Adam Wainwright will join him, whether this will motivate the Cardinals to push the chips in next year, how his game management puts him on another level, how the Orioles avoided their 20th straight loss by winning a game started by Shohei Ohtani and why the team shouldn't complain about the negative press, the Dodgers and Padres playing the longest game since the new extra innings rule was implemented, what a win could have done for San Diego's momentum moving forward, the Phillies announcing Rhys Hoskins is out for the remainder of the season and how that news affects their playoff hopes, whether they have enough to overtake the Braves, answering all of your DMs including which two teams would draw the worst World Series ratings, whether the Mariners can snag a Wild Card spot, IHOP or Denny's and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    230. Playoff Teams Heading in Opposite Directions & Miggy Joins the 500 Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 72:28

    We talk Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves trending in the right direction after having played really good baseball as of late, the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox going the other way, whether it's too early to celebrate or hit the panic button yet for certain teams, who's looking like a threat to snag the Wild Card spots, who you should rule out of the hunt, Miguel Cabrera joining the 500 Home Run Club as well as other milestones he's approaching, whether next year could be his farewell tour, our reactions to the Little League Classic and the Dodgers' City Connect jerseys and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    229. Conversation with Jessica Kleinschmidt

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 67:36

    We catch up with Jessica Kleinschmidt of NBC Sports Bay Area to talk about some of the biggest storylines in baseball this season including the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants, as well as news from around the league. We talk moves from the deadline including Kris Bryant, Starling Marte, Jesus Luzardo and Craig Kimbrel, the impact of the Nationals trading Josh Harrison and Yan Gomes, what it's been like watching Marcus Semien succeed in Toronto after leaving Oakland, what's made the Giants so good in 2021, Gabe Kapler's influence on the team, Buster Posey's resurgence, the City Connect jerseys, the collective bargaining agreement that's set to expire at the end of the year, potential rule changes including robot umps, predictions for a Bay Area World Series and more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    228. Conversation with Mike Soroka

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 63:26

    We catch up with Atlanta Braves All-Star Mike Soroka to hear how his rehab process has gone, what he's looking forward to when he returns, looking back on his Major League debut, what it was like being at the All-Star Game as the youngest Braves pitcher ever named to the roster, what it's been like being a part of an organization that has a rich history of pitchers, what it's like playing with guys like Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuña Jr. and others, his thoughts on the Braves' heartbreaking end to the 2020 season, who he's been most starstruck by, who's been the most challenging guy to face and who he's most looking forward to facing, his thoughts on the Field of Dreams game, clubhouse superlatives including worst dressed and biggest eater, his honest thoughts on Nickelback as a fellow Canadian, his selection of walk up songs including what he plans to use when he returns, who he would have play him in a movie, the one career accomplishment he would love to have, his answer to our signature sign off question of yes or no to mint chocolate chip ice cream and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    227. Field of Dreams Game Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 62:53


    We talk everything Field of Dreams Game, including how great of an event it was, where MLB got it right (and where they could have made it better), the buildup to the game and the players' reactions, the pregame intro with Kevin Costner and how he's just the man, missing James Earl Jones, the beautiful backdrop to the stadium and how there's still literally nothing around it for miles, the great camera angles during the game, the throwback presentation (including no strike zone on the screen), whether the uniforms looked as good on television, the intricacies of the game that we were reminded of and why it was refreshing, whether this should have been a one-time thing, how the game got people talking about baseball and thinking back on the movie despite it being released 32 years ago, how it brought people of different backgrounds together as baseball fans, Tim Anderson's walkoff home run, how long it took for us to remember that it was a regular season game that counted and not just an awesome exhibition, our overall score of the event, something we want to do with the podcast related to the Field of Dreams and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store


    226. New Division Leaders, Updated Playoff Picture & NL MVP Race

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 62:44

    We talk the red-hot Phillies claiming the NL East lead from the Mets, what's happened to New York and whether their upcoming schedule gauntlet can be overcome, why Bryce Harper should absolutely be considered in MVP talks, whether names like Fernando Tatis Jr. or Max Muncy are deserving of the award as it stands right now, the Rays overtaking the Red Sox for the top spot in the AL East, whether or not Boston is suffering from the effects of an inactive trade deadline, the Yankees and Blue Jays playing catch up (and whether they can actually keep up), the Braves being a team to watch out for, why the Mariners deserve a tip of the cap, whether the Reds can stay hot and edge out the Brewers, why the Padres should feel lucky (but not too lucky) and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    225. Scherzer's Dodger Debut, Field of Dreams Uniforms & 2022 Schedule Released

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 50:45

    We talk Max Scherzer's Dodger debut, Houston and LA fans throwing beer cans at each other (and why both fan bases are to blame), the newly-released Field of Dreams uniforms and why they're exactly what you should have expected and wanted for that game, how some of you need to read up on the game's history before you hit the comments section, Anthony Rendon missing the rest of 2021, whether or not the Angels will waste Shohei Ohtani's career the way they did Mike Trout's and why the baseball world can't let that happen, why Mike Trout wouldn't be selfish for wanting to go chase a ring, the highlights of the 2022 schedule release, how the MLB is moving in the right direction (sort of) regarding Opening Day games, when interleague play should really be played, Liam Hendriks being the ultimate team guy, Bryce Harper making his way into the MVP conversation, Team USA playing for the gold medal and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    224. New Faces in New Places

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 60:57

    We talk new faces in new places, grading how traded players look in their new uniforms, Kumar Rocker and the New York Mets being unable to agree on a deal, news that Tyler Glasnow will likely miss the 2022 season, Fernando Tatis Jr. reinjuring his shoulder, Jacob deGrom getting shut down until September, Joey Votto having the month of his career and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    223. The Greatest Trade Deadline Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 72:33

    We talk the wildest trade deadline we've possibly ever seen. From Max Scherzer and Trea Turner going to the Dodgers (and proving that LA feels a little threatened), the Cubs blowing up what was left of their World Series team by sending Kris Bryant the Giants, Javy Baez to the Mets, and Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees, the Mariners being one of the most confusing teams of 2021, the White Sox making the most head-scratching move of the deadline, the Red Sox having a chance to run away with the division had they made the right move, the Nationals doing what they needed to do and getting a massive return for it, the Phillies leaving their fans in no-man's land yet again, the Blue Jays filling the necessary holes, Trevor Story staying put, which teams won and lost the deadline and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    222. Adam Frazier Trade, Yankees are Dead and Cleveland Guardians Name Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 55:07

    We talk Patrick Sandoval and Domingo German's almost No-Hitters, how the Yankees found a way to drop one of their worst losses of the season and why they need to blow the whole organization up, Eloy Jiminez rising from the dead and rejoining the first-place White Sox and whether they need to add to compete with whoever comes out of the National League, Adam Frazier's surprising trade to the Padres and how their biggest issue at this point is team chemistry (and why that's a good thing), the Cleveland Indians' official name change announcement and what we think about the Guardians name, logos and presumed jerseys, Miguel Cabrera closing in on a career milestone, a number of Dodgers players reportedly not wanting Trevor Bauer back under any circumstances, Byron Buxton rejecting an extension offer from the Twins and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    221. Yermin Mercedes Unretires, Nelson Cruz Trade & Others on the Move?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 61:49


    We talk Yermin Mercedes' sudden decision to walk away from baseball before unretiring the next day, why Tony La Russa is not to blame, Nelson Cruz getting shipped to Tampa Bay and whether the move was out of the ordinary for the Rays, going through the list of trade predictions submitted by you, the listeners, including Kris Bryant, Craig Kimbrel, Trevor Story, Joey Gallo, Max Scherzer and more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store


    220. Security at Ballparks and Lifetime Bans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 53:29

    We talk Alex Verdugo getting a ball thrown at him and the fan being ejected and banned from all 30 stadiums, Nationals Park entering a frenzy following gunshots heard outside the stadium, the players, management, staff and security who should be commended for their response, why these things can't be happening, Starling Marte entering the trade market following his rejection of an extension offer from the Marlins, Jacob deGrom and Francisco Lindor heading to the IL and the absolute debacle of a series the Mets had versus the Pirates (including Taijuan Walker's mishap that lead to Luis Rojas' ejection), Alex Reyes' save record, Jazz Chisholm headed to the IL (and why his mint hair is a sign for us), Lance Lynn's extension and what it means for next year's White Sox rotation and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    219. Home Run Derby & All-Star Game Reaction + Moves Being Made

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 61:16

    We talk Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, our reactions to the events (including Nate's experience at both), the power of Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuña Jr. out with a torn ACL and the Braves' corresponding move(s), the Cubs' fire sale beginning with Joc Pederson, Rob Manfred and the MLB indicating 7-inning doubleheaders, the extra-innings runner rule and more not likely continuing beyond 2021, the Angels drafting all pitchers and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    218. Midseason Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 54:10

    We take a break to answer your questions as we enter the All-Star break, looking both at the first half and what's to come in the second half. We also talk about the Home Run Derby field being finalized (as we were recording), Trevor Bauer's bobbleheads being canceled and if we've seen the last of him in a Dodgers uniform, the latest batch of hot trash hats from New Era, Joe Maddon and the Angels indicating Shohei Ohtani will be available to pitch in the All-Star Game, the Rockies stating that they're holding off on trade talks until after the All-Star break and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    217. All-Star Snubs, Giants City Connect Jerseys & Premature Ejections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 66:11

    We talk finalized All-Star Game rosters, including the recently announced pitching staffs and reserves, who got snubbed, why guys who physically can't play are named starters, Salvador Perez accepting his invitation to the Home Run Derby, the San Francisco Giants City Connect jerseys, ranking the ones that have been released so far and why the Dodgers' release in August matters, the Marlins receiving multiple ejections for “throwing at” Ronald Acuña Jr., why umpires need to let the game police itself and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    216. Halfway Through the Season, Donaldson/Giolito Beef & Trevor Bauer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 64:27

    We talk Josh Donaldson getting into it with Lucas Giolito and Ozzie Guillen and why rings won as a manager still matter, the latest developments surrounding Trevor Bauer, the list of players in the Home Run Derby as of right now, why people are hating on Fernando Tatis Jr. opting not to participate, changes that would make the HR Derby more exciting (and why it's already more exciting than the All-Star Game), the current state of the league at the halfway point including standings, stat leaders, whether Vladdy Jr. will win the Triple Crown and not the MVP, how the Nationals might mess around and surprise the NL East, Shohei Ohtani finally breaking down the walls of being overhyped by the media and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    215. The All-Star Game Needs to Be Named Something Else & The First Sticky Substance Ejection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 52:24

    We talk Mike Soroka re-tearing his achilles, the Braves' bad luck in 2021, Boston's second sweep of the New York and whether the Yankees will make the postseason, the results of the Phase 1 All-Star Game voting and why it shouldn't be considered an All-Star Game anymore, Hector Santiago's ejection and suspension and why it shouldn't hold up, whether there needs to be penalties for umpires who incorrectly eject pitchers and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    214. Scherzer Loses His Shiz & All-Star Game Jerseys Released

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 50:58

    We talk Max Scherzer losing his patience following multiple foreign substance checks at the request of Joe Girardi, Clayton Kershaw's suggestion for penalties if managers ask for inspections and nothing is found, Sergio Romo dropping his pants, how the checks forever ruined a Major League debut, how there are seemingly more effective ways to check pitchers that aren't being implemented, the Padres' sweep over the Dodgers and some tough love for Friar fans, Wander Franco's electric debut and a reminder of how old we all are, the release of the All-Star Game jerseys and hats and how the MLB and Nike really missed a golden opportunity, some guys who have been playing exceptionally well as of late and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    213. D-Backs Losing Streak & HR Derby Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 54:34

    We talk the Diamondbacks' historic losing streak and some jaw-dropping numbers from their recent performance both in general and on the road, Joey Votto's feel-good story from the weekend after getting ejected, who has accepted and denied the invitation for the Home Run Derby, our own live draft for Derby participants, Wander Franco getting called up, Kyle Schwarber's monster week at the plate and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    212. New Teams & Players Accused of Cheating + Tyler Glasnow Rips MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 79:27

    We talk about Ryan Spaeder's recent tweets identifying teams and players that supposedly cheated, whether it's good or bad for baseball, how it could change perspectives on Hall of Fame members, the Houston Astros and more, Tyler Glasnow ripping MLB for its handling of the foreign substance situation, why he's in the right to speak out following his injury, an update on the All-Star voting and how fans are proving it isn't a true All-Star Game, the D-backs City Connect uniforms, recent news of Minor League players sleeping in cars because their parent organizations are cheap and much more. Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    211. Gerrit Cole's Press Conference & More Foreign Substance Issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 64:16

    We talk Gerrit Cole's horrendous press conference and being asked whether he uses foreign substances, Josh Donaldson calling him out, Luke Williams' story and his emotional first big league homer and walk-off, the impact of consistently having fans in the stands again, the White Sox being hit with another injury, blind betting on the upcoming weekend series matchups, answer your DMs including who has the best powder blue jerseys, shorties or tweeners and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    210. Home Run Race + deGrom Doesn't Need to Cheat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 46:46

    We talk Yankee woes (including being swept by the Red Sox over the weekend), Jacob deGrom being accused of using foreign substances and his teammates coming to his defense, the home run race and Jesse Winker's dominant season thus far, Patrick Wisdom coming out of nowhere and casually becoming one of the game's hottest hitters, Jarred Kelenic being optioned to Triple-A after going 0 for his last 39 and much more. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    209. Jacob deGrom is Literally Doing It All, “Unacceptable” Minor League Meals & Standings Surprises

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 52:44

    We talk Jacob deGrom putting the team on his back on the mound and at the plate, why he needs a diary to express the disdain he has for the Mets and how he's not making enough money for what he's doing. We also cover the latest news about an Oakland A's minor league food vendor being fired for serving the team “unacceptable” meals and why big league offices aren't really sorry, as well as the Cubs and Giants being surprisingly good as of late, before closing with a check-in on the current status of the standings across MLB and guys who have been PRETTY GOOD lately. Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    208. Marcell Ozuna Arrested, City Connect Uniforms and “Those” New Era Local Market Hats

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 54:24

    We talk Marcell Ozuna's arrest on domestic abuse charges and what it means for him, the Atlanta Braves, and baseball. We also discuss the Chicago White Sox City Connect uniforms, the next teams in line to get one, some ideas for what would make good uniforms, and the terrible New Era Local Market hats that were released and taken down shortly after (and what made them so bad). We end by checking in on our preseason predictions for divisional standings and award recipients. Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    207. What's With All the Injuries? + Dodgers/Astros and Illegal Substances

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 58:22

    We talk about the insane list of injuries across the league, what's contributing to it, and how they're impacting teams, the two-game series between the Dodgers and Astros and all the drama that went with it including Clayton Kershaw shoving in a statement game, and Trevor Bauer tipping his cap to Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, the latest developments in the illegal substance conversation following Mike Shildt's defense of Giovanny Gallegos and his hat, Josh Donaldson pledging to release a catalog of pitchers who have cheated, and much more! Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    206. Winning Streaks and Swag Chains

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 58:57

    We talk winning streaks for the Rays, Padres, Dodgers and Yankees, the competition in the NL West and AL East, Willy Adames being traded to the Brewers, swag chains (and whose showed up first), Nate's trip to San Diego and Petco Park, answer your DMs (including worst fanbases in baseball) and much more! Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    205. Tony La Russa, Unwritten Rules + Even More No-Hitters

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 56:55


    We talk No-Hitters from Spencer Turnbull and Corey Kluber, how the feat has lost its appeal, drama between Tony La Russa, Yermin Mercedes and the White Sox, a conversation about baseball's unwritten rules, how both Tony and players were at fault, why this needs to be dealt with like adults and whether the team can recover or if La Russa has lost the clubhouse. We also talk Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber's return to Wrigley, Mike Trout's injury, Kevin Pillar wearing a fastball off the face and showing up to the park the next day, the upcoming Derek Jeter documentary, the Miami Marlins' new City Connect uniforms and much more. Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store


    204. Albert Pujols Will Do Whatever It Takes to Get 700 Home Runs + Playoff Odds at the Quarter-Season Mark

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 61:17

    We talk Albert Pujols getting picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, how the move impacts his legacy, what the ideal role for him should be, Nick Castellanos' "non-interview" following his two-run HR game about a fan telling him to imagine Rob Manfred's face was on the baseball, looking at playoff odds for all 30 teams at the quarter-season mark, sharing our thoughts on if they're too high or too low and much more. Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    203. Oakland Considering Relocation, The Terrible Twins & Strikeout History

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 55:50

    We talk Oakland A's looking into relocating and where they could possibly go if the waterfront stadium doesn't get approved, the Minnesota Twins being absolutely terrible and who they could sell at the deadline, run differentials around the league and how some don't really add up, Ronald Acuña Jr.'s close call in Thursday's game, the Soto vs. Acuña Jr. debate, Corbin Burnes making history (and Gerrit Cole right behind him), guys who have been dominating and much more! Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    202. Wade Miley No-Hitter, Rally Raccoon, Trevor Bauer Pissed + Bryce Harper & Barry Bonds Comparison

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 63:01

    We talk Wade Miley's no-hitter and whether fans are becoming numb to the feat, the Mets' raccoon/rat cover-up story from this weekend, Jacob deGrom headed to the IL and why Buster Olney got worked up over the news, Trevor Bauer saying he's pissed about the team's lack of winning, Sunday Night Baseball's comparison between Bryce Harper and Barry Bonds' first 5,000 career plate appearances and how, according to Twitter, stolen bases are baseball's most important stat now, MLB Network's recent graphic identifying some notable decreases in launch angle from Mike Trout, Byron Buxton and Eric Hosmer, what it means for the future of the metric and much more. Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

    201. Albert Pujols Released, John Means No-Hitter & Angel Hernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 59:21

    We talk Albert Pujols being released by the Angels and what team needs to call him, John Means' no-hitter and the third-strike rule, Angel Hernandez continuing to be the worst umpire in baseball and his quote about guessing calls, the Dodgers' struggles and why there's no need to overreact, the Yankees' recent surge, a look at their series with the Astros (and why New York fans deserved their chance to take shots at Houston), a heat check around the league and much more! Enjoy! NEW MERCH: the30takepod.com/store

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