-Mike’s move to Bleacher Report as a featured writer
-Prospects and players that have been impressive around Spring Training thus far
-Chipper Jones’ retirement announcement
-Would you rather have a player hang around as long as possible, or retire on their own terms?
-Dusty Baker on the hot seat, our reaction
-The Arte Moreno GQ interview
-As always, much more and a preview of next week’s over/under & predictions show
-Mike’s move to Bleacher Report as a featured writer
This week on The Baseball Show, we talk about two things near and dear to our hearts: baseball cards, and fantasy baseball.
Mike, MJ and I all open various boxes of cards and then talk fantasy baseball before heading to the war room for our draft. If only I’d pulled something better than the Joey Votto pictured above.
-With spring training in session, which starts are we impressed by?
-Basic fantasy baseball talk in leading up to our fantasy draft next week
-Bryce Harper talk (which probably should become a weekly, formal segment)
-How does Brett Lawrie compare with Ryan Braun?
-Is Matt Moore a candidate to have arm problems?
-MLB ’12 The Show
-Collecting (MJ opened a box of Bowman Chrome before the show began)
-As always, much more in between.
If you like baseball and you have a few minutes on a Friday or over the weekend and want to hear a couple guys bullshitting late-night about all things on the diamond, you will enjoy the show.
Business is about to pick up in the sport of baseball, and business picked up last night on The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and M.J. Lloyd of Off-Base Percentage and Halo Hangout discussed the following with me:
-The latest chapter in the Josh Hamilton relapse saga
-M.J. tells a Mickey Mantle story about racing a limousine
-We talk memorabilia, baseball cards, collectibles (who remembers Fleer Ultra?)
-PECOTA Projections, top 5 in each league, Gordon Beckham, Drew Stubbs, Jay Bruce, etc.
-Top Prospects List
As we always do, we cover a variety of subjects in between the main melody line. Another great installment of The Baseball Show awaits you.
Last night on another thrilling edition in the saga of The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and M.J. Lloyd of Halo Hangout and Off Base Percentage and I discuss the following topics:
-The Yu Darvish signing
-M.J.’s ProGUESTus Debut at Baseball Prospectus
-The Pineda for Montero trade
-Fausto Carmona is Roberto Heredia. If you had a faux name, who would you be?
-The best prospect haul for a pitcher this off-season
As always we had some laughs and got a good idea for next week’s show; memorabilia talk and Mickey Mantle stories. If you have some time to listen to this week’s show on a Friday in the office or over the weekend we will hopefully make you laugh or enlighten your day by talking baseball and a lot of other topics.
-Hall of Fame Voting–Barry Larkin, Jack Morris, Jeff Bagwell, McGwire, etc.
-Thoughts on next year’s potential class and results
-The Reds signing of Ryan Madson
-The Angels extension of Howie Kendrick
-In honor of Dustin Penner’s Pancake Injury, Baseball’s weirdest injuries
-Ask M.J. (Hence the Denver Omelet)
As always, the Baseball Show Posse has a great time and there’s a lot more than just what is listed on the road-map above.
-M.J.’s thoughts on the Angels off-season
-Discussion of the Atlanta Braves lack of moves
-Where will Prince Fielder end up?
-The Washington Nationals future
-Top Prospect Debuts we’re anticipating
-Mike’s thoughts on the White Sox off-season
-Thoughts on the Mat Latos & Travis Wood trades
-Alex Rodriguez’s new girlfriend & hipster glasses
-Preview of Hall of Fame Voting
We went for nearly two hours so there’s naturally a lot of goodies in between.
-Our involvement with Tomahawk Take on the FanSided Network.
-Thoughts on the Braves shortstop situation, minor league prospects, Jason Heyward, the Jair Jurrjens rumors, and the Braves rotation for next season.
-We offer our thoughts on Derek Lowe’s departure to Cleveland.
-We talk about early hot stove off-season activity: Grady Sizemore, Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez, Albert Pujols and many more free agents are discussed.
-We talk about the managerial possibilities around baseball: Sandy Alomar, Terry Francona, and Ryne Sandberg.
-We debate about the importance of a manager in the game of baseball today.
-Mike talks about Ozzie Guillen’s departure from the White Sox, along with thoughts on Robin Ventura.
-As always, much more is discussed.
Last night on The Baseball Show, MTD from Off Base Percentage and I discuss the following topics:
-A recap and our thoughts of Wilcard Wednesday, one of the most exciting nights of baseball history ever.
-Thoughts on the seasons of our teams: the 2011 Anaheim Angels and the 2011 Cincinnati Reds
-We preview the NLDS & ALDS series
-We give our postseason award picks
As always there was a lot more!
Last evening on The Baseball Show, co-host Mike Rosenbaum from The Golden Sombrero and I welcomed Derwood Morris from Off-Base Percentage & The Bobby Classifieds onto the show for the first time. This came along with a return visit from our good friend MTD, also over at Off-Base Percentage.
We talk Canseco, Yankees, Reds, Dusty Baker, Vernon Wells, Phil Hughes, Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves, Buster Posey, Off-Base Percentage, Bobby Classifieds, Fantasy Baseball, Joe Mauer heading to the DL, and much more!
Last night on The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum from The Golden Sombrero and I took part in a long, two-part show. In the first half of the show, we welcomed David Franco from NextLevelBallplayer.com. David (who is a former teammate of mine) has been writing about his experiences from Spring Training on Diamond Hoggers for the past week and change. You can follow him on Twitter here. As he talks about, he offers the perspective of a former Division I collegiate player who has had some great experiences.
The first half of the show was a lot of fun, and we talked about the following:
- The idea behind his site, Next Level Ballplayer.
- Why aren’t high school kids better prepared for the mental side of the game?
- David talks about his experiences playing with or against guys like John Ely, Joe Blanton, Dirk Hayhurst, Drew Stubbs, Rice University, University of Texas and many more guys who are now in the big leagues.
- A funny story about him spending 9 innings in the GM’s box with the GM of his favorite team, Ned Coletti
- A tale from Fall Baseball in college, involving fiery John Ely
- Talking Jim Tracy’s influence and management style when he took over in Colorado
- Thoughts on the Dodgers for 2011
- Tales from Spring Training
In the second part of the show, Mike & I talk fantasy baseball in preparation for our live draft tonight:
- Different draft strategies
- Our boom or bust guys for 2011
- Our favorite all-time waiver wire pick-ups
- Thoughts on sleepers at every position
It’s not a short show, but if you’ve got some time to listen in the car or if you’re sitting at the computer on a Friday, it’s a quality listen and in the true tradition of The Baseball Show we have some wholesome baseball talk that everyone from die-hards of the sport to the casual baseball fan will enjoy.
Today on The Baseball Show, co-host Mike Rosenbaum from The Golden Sombrero and I welcome Jason Rosenberg from It’s About The Money Stupid. IIATMS is the New York Yankees SweetSpot network blog on ESPN. A huge thanks for Jason to being on the show–and as he mentions about former guest Matt Sosnick–we would also say that Jason is one of the best guys in baseball writing.
Topics discussed included:
- How he got started blogging about baseball
- He talks about our friend Matt Sosnick, MLB Agent
- His induction into the SweetSpot network & relationship with Rob Neyer
- Speculation about the next head editor of SweetSpot at ESPN
- We are joined by a renegade intruder, only for a moment though!
- Jason says The Extra 2% is a must-read book.
- Hardcore New York Yankees talk
- The Tampa Bay Rays possibilities of winning in the AL East
- What does the future hold for the catching position (Gary Sanchez, Montero, etc.), as well as Joba Chamberlain
- Have Yankee fans and Alex Rodriguez mended their relationship?
- Curtis Granderson talk, and how will Andruw Jones fare as the fourth outfielder?
- Thoughts on Derek Jeter’s contract extension
- Much more!
A huge thanks to Jason for being part of the show. Check out IIATMS anytime you want to read about the Yankees. Find him on Facebook or follow him on twitter. And as all baseball fans know, the Yankees are always relevant.
Today on The Baseball Show Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and I usher in Spring Training the best way we know how. Today we talked about the following:
- The beginning of Spring Training baseball games
- The Adam Wainwright injury
- Was Johnny Gomes really singing a song in The Karate Kid? Or celebrating not having to face Waino?
- What is Chris Carpenter’s value on the open market if the Cardinals fall out of the race?
- Was the Jose Bautista’s contract a poor move for the Blue Jays?
- Thoughts on Miguel Cabrera’s DUI
- Can Bryce Harper play at the big league level for the Washington Nationals this season?
We didn’t have time to cover Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects or some other things we would have liked to have talk about. But as I and Mike talk about; business is about to pick up. Baseball lovers, we have just about made it.
Topics for discussion include but are not limited to the following:
- MTD’s baseball blog Off Base Percentage
- His following the Anaheim Angels
- Edinson Volquez electing a short term contract with the Cincinnati Reds
- The Albert Pujols contract extension
- Will Angels ‘prospect’ Brandon Wood ever pan out?
- We talk about Bo Jackson
- Rob Neyer’s move from the SweetSpot Network to SB Nation
- Who are the most frequently read baseball bloggers?
- The sponsoring of a Baseball-Reference Page
- We give some discussion time to Eric Chavez, Francisco Rodriguez, Nick Markakis, Johnny Cueto, and many more players
It was the longest show in the history of The Baseball Show, so obviously there’s a lot more to enjoy.