Popular in Baseball
Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we beg the Mets to let Corey Oswalt stay in the rotation, even after/if Steven Matz returns.
This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the state of the rotation, the future of Dom Smith, and Jeff McNeil's hitting prowess. (1:10)
Next up, Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (48:38)
As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.
You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris McShane (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa).
And don't forget you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.
In Episode 121 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey is back from Tennessee, somehow got six games in six days, and has thoughts on Shervyen Newton and stuff. Jarrett has thoughts on Jeff McNeil and his place on the 20-80 scale. We both are confused by the Mets 25-man roster moves and their insistence on a six-man rotation, but are pleased by the return of David Wright to baseball activities, sort of. In the second half of the show, we do the thirty-minute version of our ten-minute SaberSeminar presentation. And in the third half of the show we talk about the G1 Climax.
Evan Altman of CubsInsider.com and Corey break down the first half in detail, discuss Schwarber's home run derby, and preview what's to come in the second half.
Episode 468- Closer Concept Pod
Chuck Anderson @Justchuckingit
Andrew Dewhirst @AndrewKDewhirst
Givens Soria B Norris Familia Knebel Britton Subscribe to our podcast on:
Blog Talk Radio
Interact with the show on: Twitter Facebook @FantasyBenefits www.facebook.com/groups/FriendswithFantasyBenefits www.friendswithfantasybenefits.com
0 - 5:00: Whining about the heat because we are Seattle Wimps and some general weekend catching-up. Eric talks about a beer festival he was at over the weekend and gives Kate a severe case of FOMO. Is it FOMO? Suprisingly, this is not the first time our over-30 podcast duo will fail to nail a moment in the cultural zeitgeist.
5:00-15:00: Bemoaning the lack of offense against the White Sox and establishing which threat level we are at for the current state of the offense: higher or lower than the nation’s airports? Kate wonders who the hero will be who’s finally able to drive in Dee after he triples. Some general pooh-poohing of visiting fans flooding into Safeco is done because tickets for the Maple Grove are currently going for forty bucks, which is ridiculous. Kate tells a story about being annoyed by Giants Tech Startup Bro Fans at Spring Training this year, and Eric mentions Paul Konerko, because he’s apparently on some kind of rewards program.
15:00-22:00: Breaking down the offensive struggles a little more and examining Nelson Cruz’s recent slump. Kate argues this is actually the best time to extend Nelson Cruz.
22:00 - 31:00: Talking the Scott Servais extension and debating Heyman’s bizarre claim that Servais isn’t well-liked in the clubhouse. Kate tells a heartwarming anecdote about Servais that is only slightly emotionally dinged when she mixes up team surgeon Dr. Khalfayan and Wiz Khalifa. Using professional experience from each of our careers, Eric talks about Servais’s management style, and Kate talks about Servais’s philosophy as a teacher. We might not nail every reference but there are some benefits to being Olds.
31:00 - 34:00: Catching up on the BP at the Ballpark night event and Jerry Dipoto’s use of the word “turds.”
34:00 - end: Questions!
The Boys Are Back with special guest Emma Baccellieri!
Lance McCullers and future value (2:40) Tom Murphy demoted…what are you doing with him? (6:02) Alex Wood and his value (7:36) GUEST SEGMENT w/ Emma Baccellieri of Sports Illustrated
Mike Trout (12:26) Daniel Palka (16:02) Trevor Bauer (17:25) Jake deGrom (18:52) Chris Archer (21:21) Rafael Devers (22:12) Positionless Baseball Players and the Impact on the Game (23:23)
Your Favorite Position Player turned Pitcher (27:29) Remembering Rick Ankiel (28:21) Feelings on Milwaukee (28:58) Major League Baseball Statcast Can Break Sabermetrics (31:20)
Caution Against Statcast (34:48) Launch Angle (36:24) The Utility of Statcast in Fantasy Baseball (38:41) MELICHARTS (40:56) Baseball’s Best Villains (44:02)
Ian Anderson (55:54) Shed Long (57:24) Daniel Lowe (61:12) In or Out Series: SS
IN AND COMPETING
?Jose Peraza (62:10) Eduardo Escobar (63:14) OUT AND REBUILDING
Carter Kieboom (64:23) Corey Seager (64:39) Listener Questions (65:29)
Thanks to Carraway for the use of Raising the Dead, and The Last Song, off of their self-titled EP. Check them out at wearecarraway.bandcamp.com.
Questions or comments- email us at email@example.com
Greg and Josh discuss Ryan Borucki's excellent start to his career including his unusual stuff and homer-suppressing ways, the lack of starting pitching depth and the oddness is creates, Kevin Pillar's superhuman recovery, Lourdes Gurriel's pending return and what it means for the infield, Ryan Tepera and Tyler Clippard turning into pumpkins, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s early impact in Buffalo. Finally they answer listener questions and give a do over to Jayson Werth.
Bryan Grosnick (BP) and R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports) discuss the addition of Mike Fiers and Shawn Kelley to the Oakland Athletics, the Washington Nationals signing of Greg Holland, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays continuing to trade, Johnny Cueto's injury news, and much more!
It's a Friday evening full of MLB action and the DFSR crew of Doug Norrie and James Davis have you covered with a podcast breaking down plays for FanDuel and DraftKings.
They discuss how there's a wealth of solid arms on the slate, making some of the hitting choices a little tougher. For cash game pitchers they look at Gerrit Cole, Shane Bieber, Zach Eflin and Nathan Eovaldi. But do hat tip to some other arms as well who might have some GPP upside.
For stacks and cash game hitters, Giancarlo Stanton against a weaker lefty in Yankee Stadium looks like the clear pay option. They break down the Yankees, Twins, Indians and more.
Our very first active Major Leaguer, Phil Hughes, joins Tom just before he "ships out" to Miller Park to face the Brewers and attempt to take the series.
They talk about Phil's favourite team growing up, his World Series championship in 2009, what he learned from Rivera, how the K/BB record affected his game, his very active twitter profile and if his name is the least baseball name in baseball. They finish off by exploring some excellent listener questions.
You can follow Phil's very active twitter account on http://www.twitter.com/pjhughes45
Mike Moustakas has been traded, but the world keeps turning. While we say goodbye to Moose, we say hello to Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez, two former top-100 prospects who are ready for the big leagues right now.
Is it the right move? Should the Royals have gotten younger prospects? And anyway, how does it fit with the current crop of Royals prospects?
We talked about these things and the fun, new energy on the Royals lately. They're still pretty bad, but they're at least a little more fun.
Follow the Vault at @KCBaseballVault. Follow host Jeff Herr at @TheJeffReport, co-host Michael Engel at @michaelengel. You can also email feedback to KansasCityBaseballVault@gmail.com.
On today's landmark episode of the NastyCast, hosts Nathan Dokken, Ron Rigney, and Van Lee discuss thier dudes including Jean Segura, Tim Anderson, and Asdrubal Cabrera, and their duds including Scott Kingery, Miguel Sano, and Joey Gallo. They also go over some late season trade targets as well!
Articles mentioned on today's show can be found here:
Join Host Live Chats
- Eric Balkman (10 chatters)
- Dr Pat Holliday (7 chatters)
- THE IDECLAIR SHOW (3 chatters)
- thelordshour (3 chatters)
- Andrew Aloha (3 chatters)
- Beyond the Airwaves TIP (2 chatters)
- LCS (2 chatters)
- Platinum Queens West (2 chatters)
- Psychicreader Brenda Bradshaw (2 chatters)
- WGAG Radio (2 chatters)
- Witch School (2 chatters)
- The Essence of Success Network (2 chatters)
- The Psychic Coffee Shop (1 chatters)
- WE SPEAK NEWS NOW (1 chatters)
- Smoothgroovesradio1 (1 chatters)
- InThePaintRadio (1 chatters)