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Welcome to Toeing the Slab with David Cone! A podcast thats all about pitching and incorporating just the right amount of past and present day thinking into the game of baseball! Hosted by David Cone, Justin Shackil, and James Smyth.

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    48 | Yankees Call Up The Kids; Now or never for the White Sox?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 73:01

    David, Justin and James examine what it takes for teams to get through the “dog days.” David believes the Yankees calling up young players from AAA may help the struggling veterans. The crew recaps Verlander/Cease from Tuesday night, looks ahead to whether this next week will be “the week” for the White Sox, and handicaps the race in the AL Central. Do the Dodgers have enough starting pitching depth for the playoffs? Why can't more teams operate like the Braves? Do the Giants and Red Sox still have a chance? Plus, a look at the new playoff format, and some love for Brady Singer and the Royals. 00:00 INTRO 04:05 The Opener 11:11 Justin Verlander Vs Dylan Cease 14:07 White Sox 16:31 AL Central 21:30 Controversial rulings on plays at the plate 26:38 Yankees 33:48 Blue Jays 38:45 More faith in the Red Sox or Giants going forward? 42:50 Dodgers 48:21 Braves 56:52 This week in pitching history 58:37 Three up three down 1:07:56 OUTRO Get 20% off + free shipping with the code SLAB at https://manscaped.com Give Segal Law Firm a call at 646-810-3337 or visit them at https://www.segal-lawfirm.com/ 21+ in most eligible states but age varies by jurisdiction. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings dot com slash sportsbook for terms and resources. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. In Tennessee, call or text the Tennessee redline at 1-800-889-9789. In New York, call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369). One per new customer. Min. $5 deposit and wager. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets.

    47 | Yankees catcher Jose Trevino's baseball journey began with powdered donuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 65:37

    The Yankees All-Star catcher stops by the show and discusses his coming-of-age story in Texas, and how his longtime coach shaped his youth, paving the way for him to reach his baseball goals. He discusses several catching techniques to help pitchers and weighs in on potential rule changes, including an automated strike zone. Trevino touches on recently meeting Yadier Molina and the Yankees stretch run. David, Justin and James applaud the Padres for their great desire to improve as a small market franchise, despite not being able to contend with the Dodgers, the team they all believe is currently at the top of MLB. Plus, Orioles magic, Jacob deGrom and “Ball Day” 1995. 00:00 INTRO 01:50 Gerrit Cole 03:30 The Opener 09:10 Jose Trevino Interview 48:55 Recapping the interview 52:00 This week in pitching history 56:06 Three up three down 1:03:26 OUTRO Get 20% off + free shipping with the code SLAB at manscaped.com  See the Yankees hottest prospects make their way up to the big league and get your tickets today by going to swbrailriders.com AND  Use code JOMBOY for 25% off the team store. Here is the link: railriders.milbstore.com/ If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. N/A in NH/OR/ON. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min. $5 wager required. $100 paid out in four (4) $25 free bets. Eligibility restrictions apply. Offer ends 10/5. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    46 | Soto to Padres. Yankees head-scratching trade. Full trade deadline special

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 52:16

    David, Justin and James go around MLB and react to all of the pitching trades that went down ahead of the deadline. The crew discusses the Padres being super-active and whether they've entered the top tier of teams. Plus, a look at the Yankees/Cardinals trade, moves made by the Twins, Phillies, Braves, Mariners and what the Giants didn't do. Plus, Jacob deGrom's return to the Mets. The guys close out the show with a few thoughts on the passing of Vin Scully. Give Segal Law Firm a call at 646-810-3337 or visit them at https://www.segal-lawfir m.com/ Go to https://www.GregMorrisCa rds.com to see their inventory. Follow GMC on IG, FB, and Twitter to see exclusive content and deals 00:00 INTRO 02:09 Juan Soto to the Padres 07:30 Josh Hader to the Padres 10:52 Yankees trade Jordan Montgomery 20:55 Yankees overall deadline 24:19 Best pitching improvements 29:06 Under the radar moves 36:36 Luis Castillo trade 42:25 Best pitching staff in MLB? 45:25 RIP Vin Scully 49:46 OUTRO If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. N/A in NH/OR/ON. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min. $5 wager required. $100 paid out in four (4) $25 free bets. Eligibility restrictions apply. Offer ends 10/5. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    45 | Yankees & Mets meet in Subway Series! Should the Angels trade Ohtani?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 74:10

    David, Justin and James take a look at the pitching matchups in the first installment of the Subway Series. They also break down Michael King's injury and what it means for the Yankees bullpen near the trade deadline. Speaking of August 2, the crew explains how the Nationals hold all the chips in a potential Juan Soto trade before next week. Also, the crew wonders whether holding on to Shohei Ohtani makes sense for the Angels at this point, and who could be a potential suitor for Xander Bogaerts if the Red Sox decide to sell. Plus, Andrew Heaney's return to the Dodgers rotation, Nestor Cortes' latest adjustments, three true outcomes, Framber Valdez, Sandy Alcántara and bullpen gardens! 00:00 INTRO 02:57 The Opener 09:25 Subway Series 16:45 Trade deadline 36:47 Red Sox 40:50 Dodgers 43:19 Adjustments 49:40 Three true outcomes 1:00:39 This week in pitching history 1:04:06 Three up three down 1:13:07 OUTRO See the Yankees hottest prospects make their way up to the big league and get your tickets today by going to swbrailriders.com. Click the link in the description to find yourself at your favorite new happy hour spot, burger joint, and luncheon! - https://www.marketing.bar eburger.com/kitchenandba rnew/#bar-bites If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply and product offerings vary by state. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    44 | Juan Soto, Jacob deGrom, Yankees trade needs lead MLB's 2nd half storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 61:54

    David is back! Coney has returned following his hip surgery and he and the crew highlight all the great technology that was seen at the All Star Game, and what it could mean for the future fan-viewing experience. David, Justin and James dive deeper into pitchers being mic'd up during the game, and how players are programmed coming out of the break. They also dissect some of Rob Manfred's recent comments on baseball composition & minor league pay. Then, the crew discusses whether a Juan Soto trade will happen before the deadline, how the Yankees and other teams could approach potential deals for Soto and Luis Castillo, and whether the Mets need more pitching given the latest setback for Jacob deGrom. Each host gave their biggest pitching storyline to watch for during the 2nd half. Plus, the anniversary of David's perfect game, and a look at how relief dominance was on display at the Midsummer Classic. Get 20% off + free shipping with our code SLAB at manscaped.com https://www.marketing.bareburger.com/kitchenandbarnew/#bar-bites 00:00 INTRO 02:41 The Opener 04:07 All-Star Week 18:54 Rob Manfred 25:30 Juan Soto 37:14 Jacob deGrom 39:39 2nd Half 47:50 This week in pitching history 53:01 Three up three down! 1:01:30 OUTRO   If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. N/A in NH/OR/ON. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min. $5 wager required. $100 paid out in four (4) $25 free bets. Eligibility restrictions apply. Offer ends 10/5. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    43 | Michael King on his All-Star snub, Yankees' sinker usage, pitcher deception

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 70:23

    Michael King relieves David Cone for the week as the guys discuss All-Star voting, sinker usage on the Yankees and in MLB, pitcher deception, and more! 00:00 INTRO 06:12 All-Star voting 11:45 The Opener 25:26 Sinker usage on the Yankees and MLB 29:40 Sliders 39:43 Deception 47:08 Ebbs and flows of a pitcher going deep into games 55:51 This week in pitching history 58:00 Three up three down! 1:00:07 OUTRO That's 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com , and use our code SLAB https://www.marketing.bareburger.com/kitchenandbarnew/#bar-bites If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/ /NJ/NY/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.    

    42 | Which MLB players deserve to be All-Stars? Derek Jeter documentary, Freddie Freeman drama

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 63:44

    With the All Star rosters being unveiled later this week, David, Justin and James dive into which pitchers may serve as the lone representative for their respective teams in the Midsummer Classic. David uses The Opener to point out there is a Derek Jeter billboard outside Fenway Park. The crew also discusses what impending free agents can learn from Freddie Freeman's experience over the last several months. Justin wonders what else do the Astros need to do to be considered the best team in MLB right now. Also, the resurgence of the Red Sox, Pirates rookie Cam Vieaux, Charlie Morton, Zack Wheeler, Kutter Crawford and a look at the first ever All Star Game in 1933.   https://www.marketing.bareburger.com/kitchenandbarnew/#bar-bites Go to https://www.GregMorrisCards.com to see their inventory. Follow GMC on IG, FB, and Twitter to see exclusive content and deals If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 00:00 INTRO 03:26 The Opener 06:04 Freddie Freeman 15:11 All-Star voting 44:21 Houston Astros 48:03 Boston Red Sox 51:48 Pittsburgh Pirates 55:16 This week in pitching history 59:06 Three up three down Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    41 | Orel Hershiser on his career, modern-day pitching, and the 2022 Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 60:01

    Former Dodgers' ace and current broadcaster Orel Hershiser discusses old stories with David Cone, pitching mechanics, the modern-day game, the 2022 Dodgers and more. See the Yankees hottest prospects make their way up to the big league and get your tickets today by going to swbrailriders.com. Go to https://www.GregMorrisCa rds.com to see their inventory. Follow GMC on IG, FB, and Twitter to see exclusive content and deals 00:00 INTRO 00:21 The Opener 05:02 Orel Hershiser interview 53:46 This week in pitching history 54:45 Three up three down 59:25 OUTRO Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply and product offerings vary by state. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.  

    40 | Sandy Alcantara is leading starting pitching back to the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 53:27

    The Marlins ace joins the show to discuss his ability to pitch deep into games while getting hitters out at an elite rate. He also discusses how he's built his arm strength, his changeup to righties and answers a question from Yankees closer Clay Holmes. David, Justin and James discuss how front-end starters are pitching deeper in games. They also touch on the College World Series, new stadium scoreboard pitching metrics and look back at how Babe Ruth punched out an umpire at the beginning of a wild combined no-hitter. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code SLAB at manscaped.com Go to https://www.GregMorrisCa rds.com to see their inventory. Follow GMC on IG, FB, and Twitter to see exclusive content and deals 00:00 INTRO 06:18 The Opener 09:29 Sandy Alcantara interview 35:16 Recapping the interview 41:22 This week in pitching history 45:27 Three up three down 52:45 OUTRO If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisiscounseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXTSTEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visithttp://ccpg.org/chat(CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP(7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visitOPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 depositrequired. Eligibility restrictions apply and product offerings vary bystate. Seehttp://draftkings.com/sportsbookfor details

    39 | How many Yankee pitchers will be All-Stars? Walker Buehler injured, Tony LaRussa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 53:53

    David, Justin, and James break down the latest in pitching including the current state of some teams going through some sort of streak right now (good or bad). They also dive into Walker Buehler's injury, Yankee all-stars, this week in pitching history, and more! 00:00 INTRO 01:55 The Opener 06:28 Tony LaRussa 13:21 Braves 16:12 Phillies 18:38 Brewers 23:04 Angels 28:15 Draft Kings 29:24 Blue Jays 32:50 Walker Buehler injured 38:02 How many Yankee pitchers will be all-stars? 42:27 This week in pitching history 46:32 Three up three down 53:20 OUTRO Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    38 | Yankees Pitching Coach Matt Blake looks at his team's success & trends around MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 79:37

    Matt Blake joins David, Justin and James as the Yankees lead MLB in several pitching categories. Matt takes us through his background, dissects the Yankees increased cutter usage, and speaks to the pace of pitching, seam-shifted wake and starters pitching deeper in 2022. Blake details how he's putting his two college degrees in philosophy and psychology to good use as a MLB pitching coach, and offers a pitcher's perspective as to how Aaron Judge is more dangerous than ever. Plus, the crew discusses Justin Verlander, the return of Stephen Strasburg, a pair of Reds rookies, and a very special This Week in Pitching History. Introduction/Matt Blake Preview 2:50 The Opener 7:28 Matt Blake Interview 1:01:51 Recapping the interview 1:07:16 This week in pitching history 1:10:06 Three up three down! Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab Get 20% OFF + Free shipping with code SLAB at https://www.manscaped.com If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/ WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    37 | Listener Mailbag: Yankees pitching staff, effects of PitchCom, advice for young pitchers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 69:05

    David answers questions on the Yankees rotation, PitchCom, bad bullpens, advice for young pitchers, and more! Intro 4:04 The Opener 11:28 Mailbag 11:51 Putting a bad bullpen behind you 15:30 Staying in the game mentally after a missed strike 3 call 18:00 Footwork on the mound 22:35 Do hitters ever tip like pitchers do? 25:46 Advice for a big young pitcher 29:40 PitchCom affecting rythym of a pitcher? 31:50 Backdoor slider vs a chasing slider 34:32 David's favorite pitching stat then and now 36:11 What pitch has revolutionized the game this year 40:16 Similarities between current NYY pitching staff and David's teams? 42:15 Should Yankee fans be worried about overworking Clay Holmes and Nestor Cortes? 45:50 What pitch David wished he could have added to his arsenal 47:13 Getting young kids into the game 48:53 Single greatest confidence boost for a pitcher? 51:27 "Mantra" on the mound 54:18 This week in pitching history 56:52 Three up three down Outro  

    36 | How do the Yankees fix Aroldis Chapman? The Mets need a healthy pitcher ASAP. Starting pitching usage is increasing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 60:38

    David, Justin and James review some of the biggest pitching stories as the MLB season is 25 percent complete. The crew discusses why starting pitchers around the league are seeing their workloads increase. David dives into what can be done for Aroldis Chapman to return to form. Also, whose return to health is more important to their respective clubs: Clayton Kershaw to the Dodgers, or Max Scherzer to the Mets. The hosts discuss the Red Sox and Braves perhaps rebounding after slow starts, Chad Kuhl, Tarik Skubal, Adley Rutschman and Michael Kopech's perfect week. Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    35 | David Wells on perfection, nearly fighting George Steinbrenner & partying with the Yankees

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 97:01

    On the 24th anniversary of his perfect game, David Wells sits down with Coney, Justin and James. Wells touches on what Coney did to help keep him loose during the late innings of his perfect game, his transition to a starting pitcher at age 30 and his top-notch control of multiple pitches. Wells discusses playing for Sparky Anderson, teaching pitchers like Roy Halladay and Mark Buehrle, and the information he needed to thrive on the mound. The hosts spend time discussing Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina making history, Hunter Greene on the wrong side of history, Justin Verlander, Pablo Lopez and more. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code SLAB at manscaped.com. Introduction/David Wells preview 7:17 The Opener 14:45 David Wells Interview 1:21:59 Recapping the interview 1:25:45 This week in pitching history 1:29:21 Three up three down      

    34 | Are the Angels more interesting than the Dodgers right now?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 45:31

    David, Justin and James take a look at some pitching storylines with one full month of the season in the books. David wonders which teams in New York (Yankees/Mets) and LA Dodgers/Angels) are better than the other. Coney also believes Nestor Cortes Jr. is the number one pitching story throughout MLB after one month of play. The crew discusses the brutal scheduled stretches that two great pitching staffs, the Dodgers and Yankees, are currently in. Also, David's thoughts on how to fix the last place Red Sox, a solution for umpires calling balls and strikes by Tom House, Michael Kopech, Logan Gilbert and lots of love for various pitchers/pitching staffs on the west coast. Go to https://www.GregMorrisCards.com to see their inventory. Follow GMC on IG, FB, and Twitter to see exclusive content and deals

    33 | Do combined no-hitters mean anything? Yankees or Mets more interesting right now?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 53:43

    David and James dive into the Mets combined no-hitter and how much value it holds compared to a solo no-hitter, the Yankees pitching staff, Kevin Guasman's ridiculous start along with some more stories around the league! Celebrate the start of the 2022 MLB season with the 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball NFT Collection. Visit toppsnfts.com for more info

    32 | What are new pitches featured on the Yankees, Mets and Padres telling us?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 54:12

    David, Justin and James dive deep into several new pitches we've seen from familiar names (Gerrit Cole/Luis Severino), breakout pitchers (Tylor Megill) and pitchers back from Japan (Nick Martinez). David takes a look at how relief usage and the humidor effect may be leading to offense being down. The crew breaks down Garrett Whitlock's transition to the Red Sox rotation, why the Brewers are already proving to be the top overall rotation in MLB, and why you need to pay attention to the Mariners pitching staff. Plus, James details his nearly flawless prediction from Miguel Cabrera's 3,000th hit, Michael King's cockiness (a good thing!) for the Yankees, what consistency from Jesús Luzardo could do for the Marlins and more. 

    31 | The Yankees offense, the Padres top 3, Andrew Heaney; Which Small Sample Sizes Have Been Enough?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 50:28

    David, Justin and James go around MLB and discuss whether they need to see more or have seen enough. The crew touches on the Yankees offense and Nestor Cortés Jr., the Mets rotation thriving without Jacob deGrom, the Dodgers rotation, the Padres top three, Justin Verlander, Noah Syndergaard and more. Plus, thoughts on Alex Cobb, Hunter Greene, Spencer Strider, the interchangeable White Sox bullpen, early baseball composition data and Roki-Mania continues! Get 20% OFF + Free shipping with code SLAB at https://www.manscaped.com  

    30 | Orioles' Grayson Rodriguez is baseball's top pitching prospect

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 28:04

    The crew welcomes baseball's No.1 pitching prospect, Baltimore Orioles' Grayson Rodriguez, to the show in this bonus episode of Toeing the Slab!

    29 | Unwrapping the pitching from MLB Opening Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 39:15

    David, Justin and James examine the pace of pitching with PitchCom. Coney believes the price for Frankie Montas just went up. The crew also explains why the Astros rotation deserves more love. Plus, the greatest pitching performance EVER occurred over the weekend. Did you hear about it? Download the Topps BUNT app today at https://bit.ly/ToppsBUNT22-JBM1

    MLB 2022 Season Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 34:54

    The crew previews the 2022 MLB season by doing over/under props including Judge/Stanton/Gallo's home run total, the SF Giants win total, Shohei Ohtani's home run total, number of starts made by Max Scherzer, and much more! 

    27 | Max Fried on the Braves upcoming title defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 58:04

    The Braves Opening Day starter explains what he's gained after pitching in a World Series clincher, how Atlanta is adjusting without Freddie Freeman, and his admiration for Sandy Koufax. David, Justin and James touch on the pitching injuries for the Mets and White Sox. 00:00 INTRO 04:30 The Opener 13:48 Max Fried interview 40:19 Recapping the interview 50:38 This week in pitching history 52:05 Three up! Three down!  

    26 | Casey Mize believes the Tigers next wave of talent is here

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 62:32

    The 2018 top overall draft pick touches on the new energy in Tigers spring training. He also discusses balancing his pitch mix for 2022, and reveals what he gained from discussions with Roger Clemens. David, Justin and James discuss PitchCom, new rules and the legend of Sidd Finch. Download the Topps BUNT app today at https://bit.ly/ToppsBUNT22-JBM1 Timestamps: 1:30 Big news! 4:04 Previewing Casey Mize 8:42 The Opener! 14:41 Casey Mize interview 46:28 Recapping the interview 49:06 This week in pitching history 51:13 Three up! Three down!

    25 | Mike Borzello is baseball's modern day Forrest Gump

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 78:57

    The godson of Joe Torre, Borzello details how he became labeled as the “secret weapon” to the 2016 Cubs championship, and how he was the first person to ever catch Mariano Rivera's cutter. He also explains the latest in game prep for today's MLB coaches. David and the crew reflect on the free agent shortstop class, including some of the moves that weren't made. Plus, a look at the NL East, and an ode to Trader Joez. Intro/Mike Borzello preview 4:06 The Opener 13:40 Mike Borzello interview 1:05:43 This week in pitching history 1:09:09 Three up! Three down!    

    24 | Jon Lester's FOMO isn't all that high as Spring Training begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 70:07

    The 3-time World Series champ discusses his pitching adjustments, hard conversations with catchers, and what he's looking forward to in retirement. David reacts to the Yankees/Twins trade, and the crew combs through some of the finer details of the new CBA. Timestamps 2:42 Yankees trade Gary Sanchez to Twins (The Opener) 10:41 Chris Bassit traded to Mets 13:47 Carlos Rodon signs with Giants 18:26 Jon Lester interview 56:14 Recap 59:43 This week in pitching history 1:00:54 Clayton Kershaw stays with Dodgers 1:02:00 Three up! Three down!  

    23 | Baseball is back! Reaction to new MLB CBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 20:45

    MLB and the players have FINALLY agreed to a new CBA meaning baseball is officially back with a 162-game regular season that begins April 7th. David Cone and the guys react to the big news Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    22 | Michael King is receiving pitching tips from Aaron Judge and DJ LeMahieu

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 69:50

    King explains how the two Yankees sluggers are helping him refine a different pitch. He also discusses his slider, working out in Harlem and how to not re-rack your weights. David, James and Justin wonder what negotiating concessions will present a path to a new CBA. 0:00 Introduction 3:35 The Opener 15:15 Michael King interview 54:06 Recapping the interview 56:38 This week in pitching history 59:52 Three up! Three down! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ToeingTheSlab

    21 | Bobby Witt Jr. plans on being in the Royals Opening Day lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 67:29

    Baseball's top prospect breaks down his hitting approach against advanced pitching, while David, James and Justin wonder if MLB really wants to play games in April. Learn more about the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT at https://bit.ly/TT-MMNFT-JM1 00:46 Intro 2:45 Bobby Witt Jr. breakdown 05:14 Toppstimeless.com 06:52 The Opener 21:32 Bobby Witt Jr. interview 54:18 Recapping the interview 55:39 This week in pitching history 58:30 Three up! Three down! Follow the show on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    21 | Bobby Witt Jr. plans on being in the Royals Opening Day lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 31:00

    Baseball's top prospect breaks down his hitting approach against advanced pitching, while David, James and Justin wonder if MLB really wants to play games in April. Learn more about the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT at https://bit.ly/TT-MMNFT-JM1 00:46 Intro 2:45 Bobby Witt Jr. breakdown 05:14 Toppstimeless.com 06:52 The Opener 21:32 Bobby Witt Jr. interview 54:18 Recapping the interview 55:39 This week in pitching history 58:30 Three up! Three down! Follow the show on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    20 | Clay Holmes is currently working out with high schoolers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 65:29

    The Yankees reliever details his workout routine during the lockout, dives into his sinker usage and touches on his plans for 2022. David thanks all of the baseball dads, and the crew wonders whether Vanderbilt's new electronic wrist bands will eventually make it to MLB. Learn more about the Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle Card NFT at https://bit.ly/TT-MMNFT-JM1 Intro 1:20 The Opener 4:43 Previewing Clay Holmes 9:57 Clay Holmes interview 44:52 Recapping the interview 48:48 This week in pitching history 51:57 Three up! Three down!   Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab

    19 | Josh Hader wanted to be like Dontrelle Willis on the mound

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 66:01

    The Brewers all-star closer joins the show to talk about his arm maintenance routine, mechanics and making his own content. David, James and Justin wonder whether the CBA negotiations are moving slowly due to internal issues between small and large market owners. Timestamps: Intro 3:07 Breakdown on Josh Hader 4:25 The Opener! 15:38 Josh Hader interview 52:16 Recapping the interview 54:44 This week in pitching history! 58:58 Three up! Three down! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ToeingTheSlab

    18 | Pitching Ninja ditched dinner with his wife for Yu Darvish

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 75:10

    Pitching Ninja (Rob Friedman) joins the crew to discuss some of the interesting requests he's received from MLB pitchers, and how youth pitchers can market themselves to reach the next level. David, James and Justin also touch on the CBA talks, and how the lockout is negatively affecting charitable work.   0:27 INTRO 6:57 NFL talk 11:37 The Opener 20:53 Pitching Ninja interview 59:36 Recapping the interview 1:01:30 This week in pitching history 1:06:37 Three up! Three down!

    17 | Josiah Gray is taking the good and the bad from his rookie season with him going forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 69:28

    The Nationals RHP talks about his first taste of MLB, and his journey from New Rochelle, NY. Plus, the crew discusses why changes are needed to the HOF voting process, and David's farewell to Meat Loaf. Intro 5:28 The Opener! 11:13 Josiah Gray interview 47:54 Recapping the interview 49:29 This week in pitching history! 52:16 Three up! Three down! Follow us on social media @ToeingTheSlab!

    16 | Greg Maddux says current Hall of Famers debate over the same voting issues as everyone else

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 90:32

    The HOF'er discusses movement & changing speeds, while David thinks back to a box he left for John Kruk. The crew also praises Shohei Ohtani's attitude. TIMESTAMPS INTRO/Analyzing Greg Maddux's career 6:50 The Opener! (Shohei Ohtani GQ article) 11:20 Update on MLB labor talks 19:29 Greg Maddux interview 1:05:30 Recapping the Maddux interview 1:12:51 This week in pitching history! 1:16:08 Keith Hernandez getting number retired! 1:18:53 Three up! Three down!  

    15 | Jameson Taillon discusses in-season adjustments, his rehab progress and NYC winters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 71:24

    The Yankees RHP joins the show & David shares details on his new ESPN job. Plus, the crew touches on Rachel Balkovec & Genevieve Beacom. Use code SLAB at https://www.shop.jomboymedia.com for 10% OFF sitewide! TIMESTAMPS 0:23 Intro/previewing Taillon 3:19 The Opener! David joins Sunday Night Baseball! 15:17 Jameson Taillon interview 20:37 Rehab from ankle surgery 27:08 The turning points of Taillon's season 37:10 Inside the Yankee clubhouse 43:12 MLB lockout 48:39 A question from Taillon for an upcoming guest! 52:31 Recapping the interview 58:36 This week in pitching history! 1:02:22 Three up! Three down!

    14 | Chris Bassitt discusses the A's off-season uncertainty & why spin rate isn't everything...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 58:33

    The A's RHP joins the show, the crew discusses potential rule changes for 2022, the Iowa Cubs and an ode to John Madden. TIMESTAMPS Intro/Happy New Year! 3:31 Happy Birthday David! 4:48 The Opener! (potential MLB rule changes) 9:36 Chris Bassitt interview 43:55 Recapping the interview with Chris 46:55 This week in pitching history! 48:56 Three up! Three down!

    13 | Anthony Volpe on expectations, Carlos Correa, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:27

    The Yankees top prospect joins the show. Plus, Japanese baseballs, Catfish Hunter and David's greatest karaoke hits. TIMESTAMPS Intro/Volpe interview preview 3:25 David's karaoke machine 6:32 The Opener 12:55 Anthony Volpe interview 53:07 Interview recap 55:41 This week in pitching history 1:00:39 Three up! Three down!

    12 | Best MLB Pitch Draft & Dr. Meredith Wills breaks down the baseballs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 77:34

    David, Justin, James & producer Dan draft the pitches they believe will make the biggest impact in 2022. Dr. Meredith Wills explains how the two baseballs were used in 2021. Follow us on Twitter! @ToeingTheSlab @DCone36 @JustinShackil @JamesSmyth621

    11 | Listener Mailbag: David answers fan questions & predicts who will manage the Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 74:16

    David answers questions on throwing new pitches, how to regain control, pitches he wish he threw and when kids should start locating. TIMESTAMPS INTRO 5:26 Mets manager search 8:38 Verlander deal official 12:18 The Opener! 25:05 Mailbag! 25:28 Is there ever a situation where a pitcher really wants to start throwing a pitch but cannot figure out how to throw said pitch 34:01 Do you remember seeing me at your perfect game? 35:03 Was there a pitch that you were unable to throw that you wish you could? 37:26 When should kids begin to work on locating pitches? 41:42 In game, what has been a time when you lost the feel for a pitch but then regained your control?  45:56 What are the top 3 things I can look out for to help me truly appreciate good pitching? 48:00 Do you find the days that you didn't have your A stuff was more fun than days you dominated? 51:46 Is the extinction of starting pitchers the natural end point of the shorter starts trend and what could make the game trend back to starters going deep into games? 57:02 This week in pitching history 1:01:34 Three up! Three down!

    10 | Tom Glavine talks MLB lockout, changeups, and his favorite Bobby Cox ejection

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 85:19

    Tom Glavine joins the show to discuss all things pitching, the MLB lockout, changeup tips, and his favorite Bobby Cox ejection! Timestamps 0:00 Intro 2:11 MLB lockout 6:13 Tom Glavine interview 12:49 What its like being a player rep 15:28 Looking back at the 1990 lockout 17:10 Inside the negotiations 25:57 When will the lockout end? 32:35 Will the season be affected? 38:00 Now lets talk pitching! 1:09:15 Recapping the the interview 1:14:03 This week in pitching history! 1:16:35 Three up! Three down! Welcome to Toeing the Slab with David Cone! A podcast thats all about pitching and incorporating just the right amount of past and present day thinking into the game of baseball! Follow us on Twitter @ToeingTheSlab

    Corbin Burnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 82:11

    Welcome to Toeing the Slab with David Cone! A podcast thats all about pitching and incorporating just the right amount of past and present day thinking into the game of baseball! Timestamps 0:45 CBA/free agency 4:13 Mets sign Max Scherzer 12:23 What goes into a free agency decision 14:49 Active MLB free agency before lockout 22:12 Corbin Burnes interview 58:05 Recapping the interview 1:04:26 This week in pitching history 1:09:25 three up three down! Follow us on Twitter @ToeingTheSlab

    Robbie Ray

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 77:05

    Welcome to Toeing the Slab with David Cone! A podcast thats all about pitching and incorporating just the right amount of past and present day thinking into the game of baseball! Timestamps 1:38 Thoughts on Corbin Burnes winning NL Cy Young 8:00 The Opener! 9:23 Free agency 25:48 Robbie Ray interview 58:10 Recapping Robbie Ray's season 1:01:58 This week in pitching history 1:05:53 Three up! Three down! Follow us on Twitter @ToeingTheSlab

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