This Thursday night on The Baseball Show podcast we’ll have former Reds All-Star Bip Roberts on the show. We’re really excited about this. Roberts was always one of our favorite former big league players. When we were kids back in ’92 (arguably Roberts’ finest season), we used to tell our parents that Bip was Barry Larkin’s little brother. When they corrected us and said that he wasn’t indeed Larkin’s brother, we told them that indeed he was because he was number 10 (Larkin was 11, like that had anything to do with it) and because as a 9 year old kid, they looked like each other. Kids are stupid.
We’re looking forward to talking some baseball with one of our favorite former big league stars. Be sure to catch this week’s edition of The Baseball Show podcast.
Last night on The Baseball Show, M.J. Lloyd and I attempted to pass the winter time by talking a little hot stove. Topics covered on the podcast this week were as follows:
-Thoughts on Clayton Kershaw’s 7-year, $215 million dollar contract
-We handicap where Masahiro Tanaka might land.
-A story about Kershaw/Greinke/Tanaka’s Agent Casey Close calling me in college
-Reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s situation
-Thoughts on the Chicago White Sox quietly solid offseason acquisitions
-If you were attending a fantasy camp, what veteran former players or managers would you want running the camp?
-The return of RBI Baseball ’14
As always there are many more gems in between – so use the Friday workday to listen to two guys having a great time talking about the greatest game on earth!
In this thrilling edition of The Baseball Show Podcast, M.J. Lloyd and I were joined by Mike Hllywa (@mike_hllywa on twitter) of Halo Hangout and Gammons Daily. Here’s how the flow went – and if you missed it make sure you catch up here because it was a very good show:
-Trying to predict the Mike Trout contract (Mike introduces us to the Mike Trout Sign-o-meter).
-Reaction to Shin-Soo Choo’s signing with the Texas Rangers
-We handicap the field for the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes
-Yasiel Puig’s value to the Dodgers as a potential trading chip
-How we voted for the Hall of Fame
-More reaction to the Fielder/Cabrera/Avasail Garcia rumor
The show went over an hour and a half, so there’s a lot of great tidbits that we talk about that aren’t listed there. If you’ve got some time this Saturday to listen to three guys talk baseball, this is the podcast you want to listen to them do it on.
A few evenings ago on The Baseball Show Podcast, M.J. Lloyd (Off Base Percentage) and myself discussed the full rundown of off-season activity. M.J. is also a great follow on twitter (@MnkysThrwngDrts).
Of the high points:
*Clint kicks off the show with a huge rumor involving Miguel Cabrera’s injury, Prince Fielder’s wife, Avasail Garcia, and why Prince might have been traded from Detroit.
*We recap many of the moves that happened on Trademageddon Tuesday.
*We talk Robinson Cano free agency.
*We discuss sabermetrics, and how many million dollars each win in WAR is worth.
*We weigh in on Brandon Phillips hot stove chatter.
*We make dick jokes.
If you have some time to kill on the weekend when you’re supposed to be doing chores, give us a listen. We’ll be sure to entertain if you love baseball.
Tonight on The Baseball Show, M.J. Lloyd and I talked about the trade deadline. It wasn’t much of a deadline, but we still found some quality discussion (and dick jokes). Topics covered in the podcast include:
-The Pittsburgh Pirates making a push for Giancarlo Stanton
-The smaller deals that went down (Callaspo to the Athletics)
-The Jake Peavy trade
-What the Hell are the Phillies doing?
-Our favorite trade deadline memories
-A Mike Trout mention
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love our show if you love the game!
Tonight on The Baseball Show podcast, M.J. Lloyd and I talk about the world’s finest baseball simulation game with Brad Cook.
I first discovered curiosity about this game from Deadspin’s post on OOTP. Then I wrote a review of it. Then when my wife and I went on vacation to Myrtle Beach, I slipped the laptop out of my travel bag and played it until about 4 AM on a couple of evenings. I needed an intervention.
Enjoy our chat with Brad, and then go buy this game and enjoy a baseball lover’s dream.
Arron is a terrific guy. We had a blast and had no idea what a huge baseball fan he was.
I can’t even begin to bullet point this show for you, because the highlights are from beginning to end. We talk steak, we talk Canada, and of course we talk good old fashioned baseball all the way through.
Arron is the owner of a very renowned Barberians Steakhouse in Toronto. He is involved in a large number of charities in which he donates the restaurant’s proceeds to. Please check out Barberians’ on the web and stop by his restaurant if you’re in the area. If Arron is around he seems like he wouldn’t mind sharing one of his thousand baseball stories with you.
We want to thank Arron for coming on the show tonight, he pretty much signifies everything our show, our website, and our fandhood is about. You will enjoy listening to this podcast if you like our usual material.
Last evening on The Baseball Show Podcast, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum, M.J. Lloyd and myself did our season predictions and over/under show (basically more predictions).
Here’s the rundown:
-Division by division picks
-Season award picks
-Over/Unders for different totals of certain players
This is probably my favorite podcast to do each year because it’s so much fun. I think we’re close to being right on a lot of things, so make sure you hang with us for the duration of the show if you’re sitting around bored this Easter weekend.
This evening on The Baseball Show podcast, I was joined as always by co-hosts Mike Rosembaum (Bleacher Report Prospect Pipline, Golden Sombrero) and M.J. Lloyd (Halo Hangout, Off-Base Percentage).
Topics of discussion included:
-The Hall of Fame voting
-Which teams that have never had a Hall of Famer will next get the opportunity to have one?
-Baseball’s new mandatory HGH testing policy
-Justin Upton’s rejected trade to the Seattle Mariners, and why would the Diamondbacks try this hard to trade him?
-MLB ’13 The Show Cover Campaign Talk
-Zips Projections for the Angels, Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton
On this week’s edition of The Baseball Show, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and M.J. Lloyd along with myself discuss the following:
-Denard Span being traded to the Nationals for Alex Meyer
-Mike profiles Alex Meyer as a prospect
-B.J. Upton to Atlanta
-Possible destinations for Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, Zach Greinke and more players
-Reactions to the Evan Longoria contract extension
-Thoughts on the 2013 Hall of Fame nominees
This was a very quick edition of the podcast but a very fun show with lots of discussion. We hope you enjoy!
Last night on The Baseball Show Podcast, co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum and M.J. Lloyd and I discussed the following topics:
-The Marlins/Blue Jays blockbuster trade
-The Toronto Blue Jays chances in the AL East
-Why it sucks to be a Marlins fan
-Giancarlo Stanton’s future in Miami
-What is it like to be a Marlins fan right now?
-The prospects on the way to Toronto via trade
-Torii Hunter leaves Anaheim for Detroit
-Thoughts on all season awards
-The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) and William’s role within it.
-The Matt Cain perfect game
-William’s thoughts on his Yankees
-M.J. asks William the age-old question: ‘Bryce Harper or Mike Trout’?
-We talk about William’s daily picks post at Flagrant Fan
There’s a lot more great stuff, but you’ll need to listen to get it.
William is just like us, passionate baseball fan who enjoys the many intricacies the game offers up on a daily basis. This podcast felt like sitting around talking shop with three friends and was a lot of fun. Thanks again to William for appearing on the show.
Rob and I have an outstanding talk about all things Bryce Harper, and his experiences covering Bryce during his one season at College of Southern Nevada.
Rob did not shy away from talking about how he came to the idea, Bryce Harper’s relationship with his teammates, stories about Bryce that did not make the book, and Bryce’s future in the game of baseball.
This work is going to be a phenomenal read for anyone who is a fan of the game of baseball, and a chance to get a deeper look at the last natural of our generation. You can follow the author Rob Miech on Twitter (@robmiech) or order this book at Amazon.com.
A special thanks to Rob for spending time with us tonight in one of the most enjoyable baseball chats I’ve ever been a part of.
Tonight on The Baseball Show podcast, we were joined by special guest Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports’ HardballTalk.
It was a huge thrill for me because I’ve long been a fan of Craig’s baseball writing since his days at Shysterball and The Hardball Times. Now I spend my days waiting for his next take at HardballTalk. If you’re a baseball fan and you haven’t bookmarked HardballTalk yet, don’t tell anyone and do so now. It’s my one-stop shop for all things baseball. When something happens in the baseball world fraternity, I head there first. And it’s been that way for a while.
We talked to Craig about everything from his favorite pro wrestler, to his relationship with Fredi Gonzalez, the life of a baseball blogger, his path from becoming an attorney to writing for NBC sports and many things in between.
Thanks again to Craig for providing with us with a special edition of our podcast. If you are on twitter, we recommend giving him a follow (@craigcalcaterra). Ask him about Batman or something.