Category Archives: The Baseball Show by Diamond Hoggers

The Baseball Show: All Bryce Harper, All the Time

On this edition of The Baseball Show, I’m joined again by co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum of Bleacher Report’s Prospect Pipeline and The Golden Sombrero and M.J. Lloyd (who was live from the French quarter) of Halo Hangout and Off-Base Percentage.

Topics discussed included but were not limited to the following:

-Jered Weaver’s no-hitter, and M.J.’s Nostradamus prediction of it.
-How long will Albert Pujols struggle?
-Bryce Harper’s debut week
-Do prospects like Gordon Beckham, Travis Snider, and Brandon Belt need a change of scenery to succeed?
-Mike & I talk about my first trip to Wrigley Field and him growing up in Chicago
-Unsung heroes for the White Sox and Reds thus far

As always we laugh, we cry, and we cover a lot more. We didn’t really cry, either. Well M.J. did a little bit when Pujols rolled over into another 6-4-3 against the Jays last night but you won’t be able to tell.

The Baseball Show: 2012 Season Preview Show

Last night on The Baseball Show, I was joined by Mike Rosenbaum (Golden Sombrero/Bleacher Report) and M.J. Lloyd (Off Base Percentage/Halo Hangout) for a fun edition of our podcast. It was the last show before the MLB regular season begins, so we spent a large portion of show discussing previewing different aspects of the league.

Topics we discussed:

-Joey Votto’s 10-year, $225 million dollar contract extension.
-Matt Cain’s recent contract extension
-Division standings predictions for every division in baseball
-Awards predictions (NL & AL MVP, NL & AL Cy Young)
-Stats predictions (HR Champ, batting champion, strikeout leader)
-Odds on managers to be fired

It was a great show, and if you weren’t ready for the kick off of the regular season yet you will be after giving us a listen.

The Baseball Show: 2012 Over/Under Edition

Last night on The Baseball Show, I was joined by Mike Rosenbam (Golden Sombrero/Bleacher Report), M.J. Lloyd (Off Base Percentage/Halo Hangout), and Derwood Morris (The Bobby Classifieds) to discuss over and under totals for the upcoming 2012 MLB season.

Your quick hit guidelist for the podcast:

-Aroldis Chapman possibly snagging the Reds 5th rotation spot
-Over/Under win totals for every team, division by division
-Over/Under stat totals for individual players
-Over/Under nonsense
-We prematurely announce the Bobby Abreu to Cleveland trade

So give us a listen and see where we differ on all things over/under for the 2012 season. This season needs to get underway so we can stop over-prognosticating and just see where things sit. I’m dying to know what guys like Jose Bautista and Albert Pujols do this season and to see how teams like the Reds, Blue Jays, Diamondbacks, and Braves perform among others.

The Baseball Show: Chipper Jones is Retiring

Last night on The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum (The Golden Sombrero, Bleacher Report), M.J. Lloyd (Halo Hangout, Off Base Percentage) and I discuss the following show topics:

-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

The Baseball Show: Fantasy Draft Primer & Bustin’ Packs

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.

The Baseball Show: Spring Has Arrived

Last night on The Baseball Show co-hosts Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and MJ Lloyd of Off-Base Percentage and I discussed the following:

-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.

The Baseball Show: Hamilton, Memoribilia, Mickey Mantle Racing Limousines and more!

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.

The Baseball Show: If You Could Have a Beer With ________ Edition

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
-ASK M.J.

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.

The Baseball Show Podcast: The Debut of Ask MJ & Other Wayside Stories

Why would an omelet picture highlight a baseball podcast?

 

Today, on another thrilling edition of The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and M.J. Lloyd of Off Base Percentage & Halo Hangout and I discussed the following 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.

The Baseball Show: Hot Stove Madness

Last night on The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and M.J. Lloyd of Off Base Percentage & Halo Hangout and I discussed the following topics:

-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.

The Baseball Show: Introducing Tomahawk Take

Last night on The Baseball Show, Mike Rosenbaum of The Golden Sombrero and M.J. Lloyd of Off Base Percentage discussed the following topics:

-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.

The Baseball Show: Postseason Primer & Awards Show

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!

The Baseball Show: Off-Base Percentage

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!

If you had some laughs with us, give Derwood or MTD a follow on Twitter. Thanks to the crew from Off-Base Percentage for coming on the show!

The Baseball Show: Next Level Ballplayer & Fantasy Draft Primer

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.