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Ian Happ, of the Chicago Cubs, and teammates Dakota Mekkes and Zack Short share their MLB experiences, baseball life, and interview guests on The Compound, part of Jomboy Media.

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    • Aug 9, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 42m AVG DURATION
    • 121 EPISODES

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    Dakota Faces Zack, Ian Gets Ready for Field of Dreams and Defensive Metrics!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 46:27

    Visit https://athleticgreens.com/compound to get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase.   On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the boys are back and talking baseball! Ian has some thoughts on defensive metrics, and how they can be improved, while Zack and Dakota just spent the week together and faced off again! Plus, the guys breakdown the Padres/Dodgers series and you can hear Producer Tom's heart break as they discuss Matt Carpenter's injury, as the news was announced!

    Ian Happ is STILL a Chicago Cub! (But Scott Effross is a Yankee and Zack Short is a Tiger)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 60:18

    Visit https://athleticgreens.com/compound to get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Get $20 off each pair of Premium, Polarized Sunglasses at https://shadyrays.com with code: JOMBOY20 On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Ian Happ is still a member of the Chicago Cubs following the MLB Trade Deadline on Tuesday. His reaction to the past few days is a must listen! Plus, the guys react to Scott Effross trading in Cubbie Blue for Yankee Pinstripes, the fallout from the Juan Soto trade and Zack is back with the Go Tigers!  

    Ian Has a 1.000 OBP in the All-Star Game! Plus Zack's Crazy Weekend!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 53:52

    Visit https://athleticgreens.com/compound to get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Go to https://getroman.com/COMPOUND TODAY and if approved, you'll get $10 off your first order. On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the Boss has returned home from LA, and he has some stories to share. Ian recaps his All-Star game experience from every angle, plus Zack checks in from Toledo, after a wild weekend of travel that saw him make his 2022 MLB season debut in Oakland with the Tigers. And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Happ is an All-Star! Is the LIV Golf league worth it? Who Got Snubbed from the All-Star Game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 47:28

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys congratulate Ian Happ on being selected to his first All-Star game! Happ details how he found out and how he felt when he got the news. The guys also talk about the current situation happening with the LIV Golf league and some MLB All-Star analysis. And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_ #JMBaseball #TheCompound

    Dakota Bails, So The Boss Makes a Call To Bullpen (With Scott Effross!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 49:33

    Get $20 off each pair of Premium, Polarized Sunglasses at shadyrays.com with code: JOMBOYAS Visit ProVelocityBat.com and check out their socialmedia @provelocitybat on all Platforms! On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Dakota made a bunch of lame excuses so Ian calls in returning favorite Scott Effross to the Pod! The guys discuss MLB's challenge rules for players, Zack's least favorite hotel and Scotty's new Wikipedia photo! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Dakota Loves Brawls, Yankees Get No-Hit and Do Players Like the Wave?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 45:30

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss this weekend's huge brawl in LA between the Angels and Mariners, the Yankees being no hit, and after Zack leaves early again, the guys talk about their feelings on the wave! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Fights A Squirrel, Zack is on the Move, and Dakota Loves Draymond!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 36:01

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss Squirrel hijinks in Pittsburgh, Zack gives an update on his trip to Boston and Dakota talks about his love for Draymond and all things Spartans! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Short/Mekkes 3, Ian Visits the Office and Scotty Effross crosses the line!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 51:31

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys relive Zack and Dakota's fierce showdown in Toledo! Plus, the guys discuss position players pitching, Ian's recent visit to the Jomboy Office, and Ian reveals his celebrity golf partner at the end of the episode! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Zack and Dakota are Together Again! Plus, a Battle against the Cards and Trout Isn't Slumping!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 42:13

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Dakota and Zack are reunited in Toledo and Zack has gone full show. Plus Ian gets upset about the media saying Mike Trout is slumping (he has .950 OPS!) and the guys talk the Cubs recent five game series against the Cardinals! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Big Leaguers Buying Dinner, and Dakota Reveals His "Sources"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 45:50

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss the best meals they've been bought by "Show" guys in the minors, Dakota reveals his sources and the guys discuss the recent scuffle between Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson.  And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Dakota Gets Ejected, Ian Loves Cincy and Zack is the Bad Boy of the Pod!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 46:59

    Go to https://getroman.com/COMPOUND TODAY. If approved, you'll get fifteen dollars off your first order of Roman T-support! On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the boys talk Dakota's first ever ejection, and how players deal with bad calls and umpires. Plus, Ian talks getting hot in Cincy! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Dakota Makes His Season Debut and Has Thoughts on the Pitch Clock!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 45:21

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the Boys celebrate Dakota's return to the mound in Iowa, plus Dakota reveals his potentially controversial takes on the Pitch Clock. The guys also discuss the Reds' recent almost no-hitter and Reid Detmers' no hit effort for the Angels.  And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Scotty Effross Returns for More Than Just A Question!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 53:54

    Visit https://athleticgreens.com/compound to get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Friend of the Pod, known question asker, Scotty Effross returns to the pod and this time, he's asking more than just a question! The guys chat with Scotty about his transition to a side arm hurler, his coolest MLB moments and if MiLB relievers should throw back to back days! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Gets Engaged, Zack Loves the Clock and Dakota Gears Up!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 48:48

    Get 20% off + free shipping with the code: COMPOUND at https://manscaped.com Celebrate the start of the 2022 MLB season with the 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball NFT Collection. Visit https://toppsnfts.com for more info. On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys talk Ian's big news, Zack changing his mind on the pitch clock and Dakota gearing up for game action in Arizona! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Talking About the Unwritten Rules, the Pitch Clock and If Zack Was Late for the Pod!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 47:51

    Create a free Topps NFTs account at https://bit.ly/TS1BNC-JBM to make sure you're ready to go for the 2022 Series 1 Baseball NFT Collection this Thursday at 1PM ET, exclusively on https://toppsnfts.com. On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss Zack's late arrival to the podcast, baseball's unwritten rules, the MiLB pitch clock and Fangraphs updates to MLB player WAR. And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Jake Arrieta Has Retired and He Finally Joins the Compound! (with THE Jake Arrieta!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 54:43

    Get 20% OFF + Free shipping with code COMPOUND at https://www.manscaped.com On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the boys are joined by the one and only Jake Arrieta. Over a year in the making, this episode does not disapoint.  And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian's Big Weekend and Dakota Gets Left Out of the Billboard

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 44:03

    Go to: http://getroman.com/COMPOUND today, and if you're prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment. Visit http://athleticgreens.com/compound to get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss a huge opening week in baseball, including Ian's big weekend, the Cubs series against the Brewers and the new technology being tested in the game. And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Opening Day Is (Almost) Here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 37:23

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Opening Day is almost here! Zack checks in from Toledo, while Ian and Dakota give their final updates from Arizona. The guys breakdown Ian's monster homerun, the Tigers big late night trade, and friends of the pod who made big league rosters! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Tigers Stud Spencer Torkelson Joins the Pod! Plus, Zack loves Twitter and the Guys Debate Ghost Runners!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 54:35

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the boys are joined by Spencer Torkelson (21:45), current Detroit Tigers prospect and former number one overall pick! Spencer talks about his weird covid draft year, his first pro AB coming against big leaguers, and what Zack is like as a teammate! Plus, the fellas discuss the Oscar's drama, the latest on spring training and debate the Ghost Runner rule returning! 

    Ian Makes A New BFF, Zack Plays in the Grapefruit League and Dakota Looks Like a Snack!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 47:27

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys talk about week 2 of spring training! Ian is ramping up towards a debut, and talks about his new Cubs BFF, while Zack talks about making his grapefruit league debut in Florida. Dakota wanted to beat Coach K, but at least he still looks like a snack. (His words)

    Live From the (Jomboy) Compound! (With Zack on A Laptop in FL)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 59:19

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, 2/3s of the Compound is live and in person! The guys talk about baseball being back, Zack's miserable travel day and so much more! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    The 100th Episode Spectacular (Featuring you, our listeners!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 93:52

    Go to http://getroman.com/COMPOUND today, and if you're prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment. On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, it is time. The Compound's 100th episode and it wouldn't be possible without all of you listening, so we turn the pod over to you guys! After Ian gives a brief update on Labor talks, the guys hear from you guys and answer over 20 of your most burning questions! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Goes to Negotiations and the Guys Talk Youth Baseball!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 55:51

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Ian talks about his trip to Florida to join the MLB labor negotiations, and his thoughts on their progress. After that, the boys talk about their experiences with youth baseball and answer questions from the fans. And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Dakota Goes to Zona, College Baseball is here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 43:01

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Dakota is on the ground in Arizona, as the Cubs open up minor league spring training. Meanwhile, the guys talk about college baseball's opening weekend and an update on labor negotations! Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    We Get Fired Up About MiLB Cuts and More Fun Labor Talk!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 65:13

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys are fired up! After discussing the Super Bowl and some fun moments in the desert on the PGA Tour, the guys turn their attention to the recent labor negotiations (17:00).  Ian gives another update on negotiations, and then Producer Tom gets fired up talking about more MiLB cuts and the guys discuss how the cuts, and the general attitudes towards Minor League baseball affect the game. Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    The Compound Becomes an Ideas Pod! (With Talkin' Jake)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 76:03

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys are joined by their third straight guest (probably a new record), Talkin Jake from Talkin' Baseball and Jomboy Media! The guys discuss the current state of baseball and discuss some ideas about to improve the game! Plus, Jake tells the story of how Jomboy Media was founded and we got another edition of Lockout update from Ian.

    Ian Becomes Robbie Grossman's New BFF (With Tigers Outfielder Robbie Grossman!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 58:24

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys are joined by Zack's Detroit Tiger teammate (and friend) Robbie Grossman. Grossman, a nine year MLB vet, talks about beating Zack in Ping Pong, becoming a free agent and he and Ian trade stories on being a switch hitter. Plus, the guys get really angry about the Hall of Fame voting! Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Frank the Tank Joins the Pod! (With Frank Schwindel)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 45:01

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Cubs 2021 sensation, Frank Schwindel joins the pod! Frank talks about his winding path towards the big leagues, talking golf with Zack at the alternate site in 2020, and crock dogs! Plus, after the interview Ian gives an update on the lockout. Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Hates Camden Yards, Dakota Hates Ortiz and Zack Hates Being Here

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 44:33

    Go to https://getroman.com/COMPOUND today! On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, Ian is mad about the Camden Yards fences being moved in, Dakota declares his love of bath tubs and his hatred of David Ortiz and Zack hates showing up, so he doesn't (he'll be back next week). Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    The All-Underrated Team, Lock Out Updates and Forming A Boy Band?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 47:57

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the fellas breakdown the latest twists and turns in the MLB lockout, and then discuss the long awaited All-Underrated team! Finally, the guys discuss what roles they would want in a Compound themed Boy Band! Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Dakota vs. His Wifi, Manfred vs. Rosenthal and Maybin + Seager Retire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 71:16

    This week on the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss two big retirements from around the game in Cameron Maybin and Kyle Seager. Plus, they take a look at the developing situation regarding Ken Rosenthal's departure from MLB Network and Dakota battles his wifi (and loses!)   Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Trout vs. Miggy, New Managers in the MLB and the Worst Umpire Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 54:42

    Link to the survey for 20 percent off is here: Click Here This week on the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the boys talk about the two big managerial moves made this past week, have a heated discussion about who's had a better career (so far), Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout, and the guys talk about some of their favorite Christmas movies and worst umpire stories. Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Rizzo Returns...To The Compound Podcast with 3 Time Guest Anthony Rizzo!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 70:40

    Link to the survey for 20 percent off is here: Click Here On this episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the boys welcome home Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo discusses his time in New York, NFTs, being recruited as a free agent and a whole lot more! Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Cubs Sign Stroman, Cincy in the Playoffs and Ian Plays Hurt

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 45:06

    Link to the survey for 20 percent off is here: Click Here On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys discuss the official start of the MLB lockout, the Cubs signing of Marcus Stroman, and the guys unveil their Spotify wrapped!  

    The Hot Stove Heats Up and Zack Hates the Dentist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 44:16

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys breakdown the big week in baseball, as free agency comes to life! Plus Ian gives his insight on labor negotiations from the ground in Dallas, and then the guys mostly spend the last 20 minutes talking about how they don't like going to the Dentist (and give a shout to Wade Davis) And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Growing the Game, Answering Fan Questions and Back To the Fall League!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 53:16

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys talk about their experiences in the Arizona Fall League, answer fan questions, and go back to the Fall League.   Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Won't Text Zack Back (Again) and MLB Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 37:31

    On this week's episode of the Compound with Ian Happ, the guys breakdown the MLB awards season, plus the Detroit Tiger's big start to the offseason. Plus, Zack's audio is crud, Ian learns about THE basketball and you can watch us on YouTube now! Watch VIDEO episodes of the Compound Podcast on the JM Baseball Youtube Channel! And don't forget to follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    World Series Recap, Minor League Housing and THE Tik Tok with Trevor Plouffe!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 61:52

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys talk to the Oracle himself, Trevor Plouffe, after his amazing World Series prediction from March came true! Plus the guys talk about Minor League Housing, Trevor asks Ian how he turned his season around and Ian discusses THE Tik Tok (his words) Follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Dakota's Life is A Movie (For One Day), Plus World Series Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 40:11

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys break down Dakota's legendary Saturday at the Michigan State-Michigan game, talk about the World Series, and what potential new format would look like! Follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Talking Hitting with Josh Donaldson! Plus Dakota is There, & Zack Talks About Visiting Jomboy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 79:50

    This week on the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the fellas welcome 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson to the Podcast, and have an in depth conversation about everything hitting. It is a must listen for any hitter or any fan that loves the art of hitting. Also on this episode, Dakota is there! Plus, Zack talks about his visit to Jomboy HQ and "forgetting" Producer Tom's Parce Rum. Follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

    Ian Sends Joc Bats, Zack Defends Schwarber and Dakota Loves Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 38:28

    On this week's episode of the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys talk about the Braves surprising hot start in the NLCS, Joc Pederson's bat collection and Ian adding to it, Zack calls out some twitter trolls and Dakota is mostly here to talk about football and try to figure out how in the world planes fly.

    Wild Card Reactions, Should All Stadiums Have A Roof and Checking In On Our Playoff Brackets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:19

    This Week on the Compound Podcast with Ian Happ, the guys break down the MLB Playoffs so far, take a look at their brackets, discuss if all stadiums should be forced to have a roof on them and talk about the physical toll of the playoffs on pitchers.  Follow The Compound on social media, on Twitter @thecompoundpod and on Instagram @thecompoundpod_

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