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The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville, Hunter Pence, Keith Law, Grant Brisbee, Derek VanRiper and more come together four days per week to guide you through the Major League Baseball season. With rumors, analytics, trivia, prospects, and big name interviews, we've got you covered from the hot stove through the World Series.

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    Starkville | The first annual 4th of July Jam with Tim Kurkjian and Tyler Kepner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 66:55

    It's not a roundtable! We already have one of those on this feed. Jayson and Doug are joined by Tim Kurkjian and Tyler Kepner to check in on the 2022 season so far and make some predictions on what's to come. -BIGGEST SURPRISE TEAM -MOST DISAPPOINTING TEAM -WHO GETS TRADED FIRST – LUIS CASTILLO OR FRANKIE MONTAS? -HOW MANY AL EAST TEAMS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS? -MORE HOMERS – TROUT OR OHTANI? -MORE STRIKEOUTS – OHTANI OR VERLANDER? -MORE WINS – ASTROS OR DODGERS? -JUAN SOTO – MORE WALKS OR HITS? -HIGHER SLUGGING PCT – OLSON OR FREEMAN? -GAMES STARTED BY SCHERZER/DEGROM AFTER AS BREAK? -MORE HOMERS – JUDGE OR ROGER MARIS? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Trading Mike Trout, Dodger Infield Upgrades & Vinnie Pasquantino Arrives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 53:46

    Keith and DVR discuss whether the Angels should strongly consider entertaining offers to trade Mike Trout this winter, a few teams that could offer a massive haul in a potential deal, how the Dodgers will approach possible infield upgrades on the heels of a quiet first half from Max Muncy and Justin Turner, their prospects on the brink of helping in the push toward a title, the Rockies' fast-closing window to trade Germán Márquez, and the arrival of Vinnie Pasquantino in Kansas City.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Key Players for Potential Second-Half Risers & Surprising News

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 61:44

    Eno, Britt & DVR discuss pivotal players for six teams currently jockeying for playoff berths — including the Cardinals, Giants, Phillies, Angels, Guardians and White Sox — the surprising news of Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson leaving mid-season for a job at LSU, and whether MLB's anti-trust exemption is actually in jeopardy.  Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Basebrawls, Freddie Freeman's Tears & Aaron Judge's Big Decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 52:20

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys discuss the big brawl between the Angels & Mariners, Freddie Freeman's emotion return to Atlanta and what the future holds for Aaron Judge. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on Twitter: @MarcCarig Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Tony Gwynn Jr. on Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr,, his dad and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 92:08

    Tony Gwynn Jr. joins Starkville for a great conversation. He tells Jayson and Doug about the 2022 Padres. Why is Manny Machado having an MVP caliber season? What will Fernando Tatis Jr. return to the team mean? Tony also opens up about his relationship with his dad and shares some incredible stories. Jayson and Doug also cover the Yankees unlikely hitless streak, Freddie Freeman's return to Atlanta and Bryce Harper's injury. Strange But True takes a closer look at Austin Hays golden sombrero, cycle double. All that, plus trivia! Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Tony Gwynn Jr. on Twitter: @tonygwynnjr Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Follow Lindsay (trivia) on Twitter: @LindsayRBarnes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | How will injuries to Harper, Hudson and others impact the trade deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 39:37

    Tim McMaster and Ken Rosenthal react to Bryce Harper's injury and Ken explains how major injuries across baseball will impact the trade deadline. Then in the mailbag... -A 3-team trade idea -Should the trade deadline be moved back to the end of August? -What Reds players are being targeted by contenders? -Will Ken pick up the mantle for Jose Ramirez? -How can we add "clutch" hits to OPS? -Any movement on International Draft negotiations? -How do we compare catchers with no way to judge historical framing? -Why doesn't every team play on July 4th? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Angel Woes & Another Wave of Promotions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 57:38

    DVR and Keith discuss the Angels' decision to demote Reid Detmers, the season-ending injury to Anthony Rendon, and continued frustration despite star power atop the roster in Anaheim. Plus, a look at several recently promoted and recalled players including Lenyn Sosa, Josh Lowe, and C.J. Abrams, among others, and the ongoing uncertainty about the Orioles' plans with the first overall pick in next month's draft.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Another Test for the Rays' Depth, Chasing the Yankees, and Exceeding Expectations in Cleveland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 61:51

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss the Rays' lengthy list of first-half injuries, their chances (along with the rest of the AL East) of pressuring the Yankees in the division title race, a young Cleveland team that is exceeding expectations (so far), an important Brewers-Cards series in late June, and some fun with a rolling one-year pitching leaderboard.  Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | MLB Ramblings, Dynasties & Legacies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 52:28

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, if there will be another dynasty team in baseball and who's legacy is next to be cemented. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on Twitter: @MarcCarig Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Frenchy on Freddie's return to Atlanta and what baseball event could compare to Cal's ironman streak?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 93:20

    Ken Rosenthal pinch hits for Doug this week. He and Jayson ponder what baseball feat today could possibly compare to the impact that Cal Ripken Junior's ironman streak had on sports fans? The Jeff Francoeur joins the show to talk about the streaking Braves as Freddie Freeman returns to Atlanta this weekend. In Strange But True Jayson and Ken remember Sam Horn's lone triple and dive into the Astros immaculate innings. All that and trivia with Paul "Hembo" Hembekides! Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Follow Paul on Twitter: @PaulHembo Follow Jeff on Twitter: @JeffFrancoeur Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | The Cardinals are always good, LoCain hangs'em up and trade deadline questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 37:12

    Tim McMaster and Ken Rosenthal are back with another mailbag episode but before answering your questions Ken reflects on a Cardinals franchise that's always in contention despite never drafting high. He also talks about Lorenzo Cain who was DFA'd by the Brewers this weekend. Then in the mailbag... -Who will the Mets target at the deadline? -Will vaccination status be a factor at the deadline? -Why are teams stealing more bases? -Explain the succession drama in Baltimore -Santiago Espinal is underated -Why is Trout an MVP candidate when the Angels are bad? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Rebuild Check-In & Updated 2022 MLB Draft Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 58:45

    DVR and Keith discuss the Tigers' recent slide and the overall progress in their rebuilding effort before checking in on other non-contenders including the A's, Orioles, Royals and Pirates in search of players taking a step forward this season, and potential players on the move at the trade deadline. Plus, Keith has a new set of rankings for the 2022 MLB Draft class! Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Keith's update 2022 MLB Draft rankings: https://theathletic.com/3366251 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Juan Soto's Long-Term Future, the White Sox's Injury Woes, & Fun with Past-Year Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 54:16

    Britt and DVR discuss the complications of a long-term deal for Juan Soto with the Nationals with a change in ownership looming, progress for Max Scherzer as the Mets' try to hold off two charging NL East foes, the White Sox's mounting injuries, a largely ignored second-place squad in Texas, past-year leaderboard fun, and their picks for a bronze medal winner in the NL Central. Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Joe Maddon is fired by the Angels & the exciting 3-team NL West race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 51:39

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. (Marc is off this week) Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys discuss the firing of Joe Maddon by the Angels, the exciting 3-team NL West race & if the Mets and/or Yankees will make a big dumb trade. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on Twitter: @MarcCarig -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Buck Showalter on the Mets, managing today's stars and Shakira

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 75:11

    Mets manager Buck Showalter returns to Starkville. He gets into the Mets hot start to the season, managing today's star players, the challenge of the NL East, Shakira and much more.   Jayson and Doug play mid-season over/unders and explain the Strange But True connection between Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon's firings. All that plus trivia! Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | Two Joes fired and one Tony on the hot seat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 36:49

    Since we last brought you the mailbag, Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon have both been fired. The Phillies have been on a tear since they made the move, the Angels haven't. Plus Southsiders are chanting to "Fire Tony" during White Sox games. Could La Russa be next? Tim McMaster and Ken Rosenthal discuss that and then open the mailbag... -How much of the decision to let Ohtani pitch and hit come from Maddon? -Could players leave money in contracts for teams to give to other players? -Have the Yankees considered trading Josh Donaldson? -Could MLB put a cap on analytics and player development spending? -Changes to replay -Should teams reconsider calling players up from Double-A? -Could MLB.com post broadcaster scorecards live during games? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | An Opportunity in Toronto, A Future Judge Decision & Kumar Rocker's Path Back to the First Round

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 63:22

    DVR and Keith discuss Gabriel Moreno's promotion to Toronto, a loaded group of catching prospects, Kevin Gausman's excellent first half, the Yankees' looming decision to make a long-term deal with Aaron Judge, Shane McClanahan's ascent to 'ace' status, improvement to 'stuff' at minor-league levels, and Kumar Rocker's bid to be selected in the first round of the 2022 draft.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Changes in Anaheim, the Angels' Playoff Hopes, the Next Collapse & Giants Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 56:15

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss the Angels' decision to fire Joe Maddon, the 2022 ceiling for the team amidst a franchise-record losing streak, which currently above .500 teams are most susceptible to a similar collapse, and skepticism about the Giants despite their growing recent track record of exceeding expectations.  Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Joe Girardi gets fired, New York is dominating baseball & Rays Pride Night opt out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 37:00

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. (Grant is off this week) Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys discuss the Phillies firing Manager Joe Girardi, if the 2 New York teams dominating MLB so far is a good or bad thing and some of the Rays players opting out of a Pride Night event at the ballpark. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on Twitter: @MarcCarig -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Tim Kurkjian on the Hall of Fame and ALS, plus Bob Ryan and Bill Chuck with trivia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 93:19

    It's a full house in Starkville this week. First, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian talks about being elected to the Hall of Fame. He learned he had been chosen one day before finding out his brother has ALS. He shares all of that emotion and then helps Jayson and Doug out in the Strange But True segment. Then, another hall of fame sportswriter, Bob Ryan joins the show with Bill Chuck to talk about their new book, 'In Scoring Position.' Bob and Bill also attempt to stump the hosts with this week's trivia question. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Tim Kurkjian on Twitter: @TimKurkjian Follow Bill Chuck on Twitter: @BillyBall Follow Bob Ryan on Twitter: @GlobeBobRyan Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Phillies & Mariners Woes, Turnaround Potential & Rookie Pitcher Check-In

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 57:10

    DVR and Keith put the Phillies and Mariners on the stage in the latest 'Overreaction Theatre' before discussing several rookie pitchers including Spencer Strider, Aaron Ashby, Roansy Contreras, A.J. Puk, Jhoan Duran, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | The playoff races are NOT over, the Royals ARE bad & more fantasy football drama

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 53:13

    With DVR off, Britt takes the reins. She and Eno start with the surging Mets. Is the NL East race over at the beginning of June and what's wrong with the Braves? The Reds had a winning month of May making the Royals the worst team in baseball. Eno explains the flaws on KC's roster. Finally the episode checks in on the latest gossip surrounding baseball's fantasy football soap opera. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Pham & Pederson Fantasy Football Slap Fallout & What To Think Of The Phillies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 52:15

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys discuss the crazy Tommy Pham-Joc Pederson slap heard around the world over fantasy football rules & what do the guys think of this year's version of the Phillies. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on Twitter: @MarcCarig -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville - Ken's Mailbag Memorial Day Crossover Spectacular

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 81:14

    Whether it's Jack Bauer on The Simpsons or X-Files on Cops, everyone loves a great crossover episode. We're paying tribute to those classics by bringing together Starkville and Ken's Mailbag for a Memorial Day special. Ken, Jayson and Doug talk about the teams and players they like and don't like so far this season. Then the guys join forces to answer some mailbag questions before finishing up with a fantasy football driven Strange But True. Finally Doug talks long-term baseball grudges. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Overreaction Theatre, Rookie Class Check-In & Revisiting the 2012 Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 58:18

    DVR and Keith put the White Sox's offense and the Giants' run prevention woes on the stage in the latest 'Overreaction Theatre' before discussing the big May improvements from Julio Rodríguez and Bobby Witt Jr., the continued success of Jeremy Peña, and the quiet production of Keibert Ruiz during his rookie campaign in D.C. Finally, they take a look back at the 2012 Draft in the wake of Keith's re-draft mock.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Twins Atop the AL Central, San Diego's Surge & Analyzing Eno's Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 54:58

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss the Twins as the most surprising division leader as May winds down, what has gone right so far in Minnesota, the Padres' strong start to 2022 despite the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr., and if MLB might ever consider a revenue-sharing plan based on placement in the standings. Plus, Eno takes a silver medal in an unusual way, the trio discusses how the Ghost Runner rule has worked out so far, and wonder if the Joey Votto turnaround is in progress. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Read Philip Buckingham's story about Premier League revenue distribution by standings table position ($): https://theathletic.com/3305637 Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Should the Nats trade Juan Soto, Adley Rutschman has arrived & Anderson-Donaldson comments aftermath

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 47:11

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys discuss if they think Juan Soto will be traded by the Nationals, Adley Rutschman being called up by the Orioles & the aftermath of the Tim Anderson Josh Donaldson comments. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on Twitter: @MarcCarig -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Jason Benetti talks Donaldson-Anderson, breakfast baseball and Yadi pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 81:17

    The voice of the White Sox and Peacock for MLB, Jason Benetti, returns to Starkville after calling an eventful weekend of games. First he was in the Bronx for Saturday's Yankees-White Sox game and Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson situation. After a harrowing car ride to JFK, he was back at it calling breakfast baseball in Pittsburgh as Yadi Molina took the mound and Albert Pujols homered twice. Throw in some Pujols doubles trivia and this is an episode you don't want to miss. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | Machado takes play to new level, Rutschman soaks it all in, plus your questions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 40:07

    Ken and Tim start the show by discussing the player who helped make the Orioles competitive ten years ago, and the player the franchise hopes can do it now. Manny Machado and Adley Rutschman are both having memorable seasons. Then it's on to the mailbag... -Will the Blue Jays be able to sign their young core long term? -Is baseball trying to eliminate three true outcomes? -Why do current players have so many moving parts in their swings? -Will players try to make pitchers eligible as hitters to save roster spot? -What happened to Rick Porcello? -What happened to protective caps for pitchers? -Best ballpark food Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | 2022 Breakouts, Blaming the Baseball & Working Through a Max Scherzer Absence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 56:38

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss a few 2022 breakouts including the early step forward from Jazz Chisholm Jr. in Miami, pitchers that have exceeded expectations, continued complaints about the baseball, a surprisingly quiet offense in Toronto, the expected impact of Max Scherzer's injury on the Mets, and adjustments made by Nolan Arenado that have pushed him back toward MVP-level production at the plate.  Subscribe to The Athletic at $1/mo for the first year: theathletic.com/baseballshow Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Keith's 2022 MLB Mock Draft v 1.0, Kelenic's Demotion & Opportunity for MJ Melendez

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 59:58

    DVR and Keith discuss Keith's first 2022 MLB Mock Draft including a somewhat surprising projection for the Orioles' choice at 1.1, one potential riser into the Top 10 overall, and balancing risk and reward with pitchers recovering from Tommy John surgery. Plus, the Mariners' decision to send Jarred Kelenic back to Triple-A, Jarren Duran's quick return to the minors, and an opportunity for MJ Melendez to carve out a larger 2022 role while Salvador Pérez is on the IL.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Revisiting Hot Takes, Ohtani's Greatness & No-Hitter Loss Talk with Stephen Nesbitt

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 48:23

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee and Andy McCullough. Each week we will yammer with a guest about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. This week we are joined by Athletic Senior MLB Writer Stephen Nesbitt. The guys revisit their hot takes from the beginning of the season, they talk about the greatness of Ohtani and what's their thoughts on no-hitter losses and combined no-hitters. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Stephen on Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Pujols pitching, Yelich cycling and "Boog" Sciambi is back

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 81:17

    Doug was in St. Louis on Sunday along with this week's guest Jon "Boog" Sciambi to witness Albert Pujols pitching against the Giants. Jayson and the guys talk about that wild game and muchh more with Boog. Strange But True dives deeper into Christian Yelich's affinity for cycling against the Reds. Forget about killing the win, our trivia question celebrates pitchers who piled them up. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | Offense up in May, challenging balls & strikes and the Mariners struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 40:51

    Don't look now but offensive numbers are UP across MLB in recent weeks. Tim McMaster and Ken Rosenthal discuss why. Then it's on to the mailbag... -Is there proof that pitching limits lead to better health? -Is it too soon to panic over the Mariners start? -Could a ball/strike challenge system help the game? -Do hitting coaches matter? -Tweaking the 3-batter pitching rule -Do ballplayers care what's going on with other clubs? -Should Red Sox go into full sell mode? -Would the Cardinals trade Nolan Gorman for Xander Bogaeerts? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 19:35

    In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Detmers' no-no, Frank Lopez's incredible story and the legacy of nerdcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 56:56

    With DVR away, Eno takes over hosting duties so anything could happen. He and Britt discuss Reid Detmers' unlikely no-hitter. Then Britt gives the background to her feel good story about Indians minor leaguer Frank Lopez. After that, they discuss what makes a perfect baseball broadcast booth and how ESPN's nerdcast will be remembered. Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Future of Sports Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 22:44

    In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | The Most Surprising/Disappointing Teams & Dodgers Talk with Fabian Ardaya

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 51:06

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee and Andy McCullough. Each week, we will yammer with a guest about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. This week we are joined by The Athletic's Dodgers Writer Fabian Ardaya. The guys discuss the 1st place LA Dodgers, who are the most surprising team's of the first month of the season and who they think are the most disappointing teams. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Fabian on Twitter: @FabianArdaya -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Dusty Baker on 2000 wins, old school vs. new school and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 76:01

    Dusty Baker is back in Starkville for the third time fresh off his 2000th win as a Major League manager. He reflects back on his managerial career and what has changed over the years. He explains why older managers can still get it done and how he has related to star players over the years. Also on this episode, Jayson forces Doug to relive the heartbreak of being on the 2003 Cubs. Plus Strange But True and listener trivia. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | Posey and Molina's place in history, the Nester Cortes Jr. story and Jacob deGrom as a closer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 37:37

    After soaking in Buster Posey in San Francisco on Saturday Ken talks about Buster's career and how he and Yadier Molina are viewed by Hall of Fame voters. Then Tim and Ken move onto the mailbag... -Is Nester Cortes Jr. the best story in baseball this year? -Should the Mets move Jacob deGrom to the bullpen? -Are current stats considered during in-season arbitration hearings? -Could an international draft hurt baseball in Caribbean countries? -How about honoring Pujols and Molina as honorary all-stars? -When pitcher limits drop to 13 per roster, does Ohtani count as a pitcher or hitter? -Why aren't all MLB playoff games in primetime? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | A Fast Start in the Bronx, Jo Adell's Future & Keith First 2022 Big Board

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 58:23

    DVR and Keith discuss the Yankees' fast start, a surprisingly sluggish Boston offense, Garrett Whitlock's initial success as a starter, the future for Jo Adell in the wake of a demotion back to Triple-A, and Keith first Top 100 for the 2022 MLB Draft.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | Dusty Baker Reaches 2,000 Wins & Our April Surprises

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 64:43

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss Dusty Baker's 2,000-win milestone, and the few active managers with a shot of joining that club. Plus, they examine Robinson Canó's chances of landing on another roster, and their biggest surprises coming out of the first month of the season before handing out their 'People of the Week' hardware.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Releasing Cano and his contract, the new baseball & the Yankee's Letter with Evan Drellich

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 47:14

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee and Andy McCullough. Each week, we will yammer with a guest about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. This week we are joined by The Athletic's MLB Senior Writer Evan Drellich. The guys discuss the Mets releasing Robinson Cano & his big contract, what's the deal with the new baseball and how big of a deal is the Yankee's letter. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Evan on Twitter: @EvanDrellich -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Perry Minasian on the Angels fast start and his unique path to the front office

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 82:03

    The Angels are in first place to start off May. General Manager Perry Minasian visits Starkville to explain what has finally come together for the club. He also shares incredible stories from a lifetime around the game including tales from working with Nolan Ryan and Bo Jackson. Jayson and Doug also look back on what stood out to them from April and in Strange But True they did into a very young player and a very old ballpark. And of course there's trivia! Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | What can we take from April's small sample sizes?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 38:47

    As the calendar changes to May, Tim and Ken take a look back on the first month of the season. What can we take from the small sample sizes and what should we be waiting on before drawing conclusions. Then they open up the mailbag: -Should batters be awarded two bases for being hit by a pitch? -Could the Red Sox trade Xander Bogaerts? -Is the building of bullpens changing as the game changes? -Is the effect of base stealers on pitchers overlooked in MLB? -Did Baltimore move the left field wall at Camden Yards too far? -Can anything be done about Angel Hernandez and bad umpiring? -Will the one-knee catching position go away when balls and strikes are called by robot umpires? -Is Rob Manfred making good on his plan to visit more players and teams this season? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | A More Intriguing & Balanced AL Central, Taylor Ward's Opportunity & Pitching Prospects On the Brink of Promotion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 59:48

    DVR and Keith discuss the long-term outlook for Adalberto Mondesi in the wake of his season-ending ACL injury, Bobby Witt Jr.'s slow start, Andrew Vaughn's step forward, the White Sox's increasingly difficult path in the AL Central as injuries pile up, Taylor Ward's opportunity in Anaheim, and few pitching prospects knocking on the door for a callup.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 3-0 Show | The 2022 Baseball, Justifiably Angry Mets, A's Charades & Weekly Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 53:03

    Eno, Britt and DVR discuss the early-season results of the current baseball -- the ultimate goal of trying to make changes to the game on a year-to-year basis, the Mets' justified frustration in the wake of several hit batters, weekly awards, and much more.  Follow Eno on Twitter: @enosarris Follow Britt on Twitter: @Britt_Ghiroli Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Roundtable | Miguel Cabrera's 3000th Hit, Struggling Prospects & Pitch Clocks with Cody Stavenhagen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 49:34

    Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee and Andy McCullough. Each week, we will yammer with a guest about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. This week we are joined by The Athletic's Tigers Writer Cody Stavenhagen. The guys discuss Miguel Cabrera's 3000th hit and his career, top prospects coming up to early/late and pitch clocks coming to MLB. -Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Cody on Twitter: @CodyStavenhagen -Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Starkville | Dave Dombrowski on Miggy, the 2022 Phillies, Angel Hernandez and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 83:41

    Miguel Cabrera reaches 3000 hits. Who better to talk to about it than Phillies's President of Baseball Ops Dave Dombrowski who signed Miggy as GM of the Marlins and then traded for him with the Tigers. He shares stories of Cabrera and then talks about the 2022 Phillies, a team built to hit that hasn't yet. Also, Doug's baseball travels take him back to Philadelphia this week. Strange but True gives us a 9-inning no-hitter that wasn't, and a football game breaking out at Wrigley Field. All that plus 3000 hit trivia Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ken's Mailbag | Where did all the runs go and who will be next to 3000 hits?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 37:29

    Where has all the offense gone? Tim McMaster and Ken Rosenthal open the show trying to explain that and then it's on to the mailbag... -Who will be the next player to collect 3000 hits? -Why hasn't baseball developed a tacky baseball? -Should MLB get rid of league specific awards? -What if teams were only allowed five relievers per game? -Where did all the knuckleballers go? -Should ownership of general managers be blamed for Reds woes? Those questions and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    DVR & Law | Curtailing Pitching Dominance & Assessing Early Risers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 55:03

    DVR and Keith discuss DVR's desire to completely change baseball by allowing hitters to walk after Ball 3 in the wake of another step forward with pitcher velocities and an early-season stretch of historically light offensive production. Plus, they assess the early performances of MacKenzie Gore, Jurickson Profar, Kyle Wright and Cody Bellinger, before taking a look at the very top of the 2022 draft board.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow DVR on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Get six months of The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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