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The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville, Hunter Pence, Keith Law, Grant Brisbee, Derek VanRiper and more come together four days per week to guide you through the Major League Baseball season. With rumors, analytics, trivia, prospects, and big name interviews, we've got you covered from the hot stove through the World Series.

Episode Date
Carlos Rodón's resurgence, early pitching risers, and Keith's updated 2021 MLB draft prospect rankings
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Keith Law and Derek VanRiper discuss Carlos Rodón's long road back to the White Sox's rotation and Wednesday's no-hitter against Cleveland, early pitching risers, the changing profile of Byron Buxton, and Keith's recently updated Top 50 prospects list for the 2021 first-year player draft.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
The Art of pinch hitting, early interesting division battles and deep bullpens
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The Baseball Barista with Hunter Pence & Grant Brisbee are ready to serve you a hot cup of baseball talk this week. They will talk about the art of pinch hitting, some early season interesting division battles and how deep bullpens are a big key for championship teams. Pablo Sandoval has great career numbers as a pinch hitter and Hunter talks about what makes The Panda so great at it. The guys break down some of the early season interesting division battles. The NL East is off to an interesting start and the AL West is pretty much wide open so far. The Giants are really surprising in the NL West and are using great pitching, hitting and defense to get the job done. Farhan Zaidi has a system set up to find the best out of players in every situation during a game. The Red Sox have surprised so far in the AL East and their bullpen has been pretty impressive. Hunter talks about how a deep bullpen is something that a lot of the World Series winning teams have had in the past 10 seasons. And they talk about Hunter's approach as a pinch hitter and if he remembers who he hit his first MLB pinch hit HR off. Follow Hunter on Twitter: @hunterpence Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Why Joe Buck hates your team, fixing replay and remembering The Vet
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Joe Buck visits Starkville to discuss his power to jinx no hitters, why he hates your team, why he doesn't love bass fishing, his favorite World Series games, his relationship with his dad and much more (22:10).   Also on this episode, Jayson and Doug set out to fix instant replay (1:00), and in the latest edition of Tales from the Doug-out, Glanville shares stories of his favorite stadium of all time, The Vet, which would be celebrating its 50th birthday this month (1:12:25). This week's trivia from David Salituro (@DavidSalituro): Johnny Vaner Meer famously has the record for the fewest starts between no-hitters. Who hasthe second-shortest span between no-hitters? Hint: This pitcher coincidentally also has the record for most starts before his first (1:04:40). To join The Athletic for just $3.99 per month, visit theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Trevor Bauer's suspicious baseballs, Gleyber Torres' struggles at short and the Padres' need for bullpen help
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Ken Rosenthal shares his thoughts on Trevor Bauer, MLB cracking down on pitchers using illegal substances (2:30) and much more in the mailbag... -How will the Yankees address shortstop problems? -Do the Padres need to add more pieces this season? -Is Tony La Russa in over his head in Chicago? -Will MLB expand the playoffs in 2022? To get involved you can leave a voicemail at 646-543-7072 or Email TABASEBALLSHOW@GMAIL.COM and you can join The Athletic for just $3.99 per month by visiting theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Ha-seong Kim's opportunity, slow starts for Hiura and Vaughn, and expectations for Yermín Mercedes and Akil Baddoo
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Keith Law and Derek VanRiper discuss the Padres' options at shortstop with Fernando Tatis Jr. on the IL, expectations for Geraldo Perdomo in Arizona, early surprises -- including Andrew Vaughn's slow start at the plate, Keston Hiura's struggle to make contact -- the potential impact of learning a new defensive position on offensive production, and more.  Rundown 2:21 Ha-seong Kim & the Padres’ Depth Behind Fernando Tatis Jr.  9:06 The Importance of Seeing Players Against Upper Level Competition 15:53 Geraldo Perdomo Gets the Call to Arizona 19:00 Andrew Vaughn’s Slow Start at the Plate 22:14 Keston Hiura’s Soaring Strikeout Rate 27:08 How Sustainable is Yermín Mercedes as a Big League Hitter? 32:45 Akil Baddoo’s Huge First Week 36:04 The Value of Game Reps for Rebuilding Teams Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
First week surprising teams & players to keep an eye on
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The Baseball Barista with Hunter Pence & Grant Brisbee are back to talk about an exciting opening week of baseball and what teams/players surprised them the first week. One of their biggest surprises of the opening week was how much the A's have struggled so far. The Phils and Angels really impressed the guys in the first week of the season. Ohtani has looked amazing at the plate and on the mound so far. Mike Trout has shown a lot more fire this season and you can see if effecting the team in a good way. Hunter talks about what it takes to be able to be the vocal leader of a team and how you have to be able to back it up on the field. Hunter talks about how hard it is to hit off Kershaw. They talk about how much the Tatis Jr injury will hurt the Padres and baseball in general. And Hunter talks about 2 young players that have really surprised him so far in the early season. Follow Hunter on Twitter: @hunterpence Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks
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We are excited to announce The Athletic's new podcast series - Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks. Hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D, the series dives deep on the past 20 years of the Knicks. Shattered reveals never-heard-before stories about the Knicks, team owner James Dolan and the NBA, with interviews from dozens of voices including franchise legend Patrick Ewing. This is the first 5 minutes of episode one - a look at how the 90's Knicks team broke apart.  To listen to the rest click this link or search Shattered wherever you get your podcasts.  A new episode of Shattered will be released every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Baseball's wild opening week and the hilarious broadcasting duo of Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow
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Starkville: The first week of the 2021 MLB season has been filled with strange but true moments. Cody Bellinger home run that was an out, Miguel Cabrera sliding into 2nd on a home run in the snow and Shohei Ohtani's incredible performance on the mound and at the plate. Jayson and Doug cover all of that before being joined by Giants broadcasting legends Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow for a hilarious conversation about their careers and baseball today (33:15). Plus listener trivia and much more on the latest episode of Starkville (25:00). Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Jamie Pridmore on Twitter: @Prid72 Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
MLB moves the All-Star Game out of Georgia, Francisco Lindor's impact on the shortstop market, and why there isn't a universal DH yet
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Ken Rosenthal answers your questions every Monday on The Athletic Baseball Show. This week he starts off by weighing in on MLB's decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia this summer. Then it's into the mailbag... -How will Francisco Lindor's contract impact other shortstops like Trevor Story and Dansby Swanson? -Why hasn't baseball instituted the universal DH? -Should teams and players be panalized for getting COVID? -Can the Reds be trusted to develop their young talent? Those questions and much more. You can be a part of next week's show by leaving Ken a voicemail at 646-543-7072 or by leaving an email at tabaseballshow@theathletic.com. Subscribe to The Athletic at a special discounted price at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Francisco Lindor's extension and top prospects on Opening Day rosters
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Keith Law and Derek VanRiper discuss Francisco Lindor's 10-year extension with the Mets, top prospects that found their way onto Opening Day Rosters -- including Jonathan India, Kyle Isbel and Jazz Chisholm --Bobby Witt Jr.'s proximity to the big leagues, and how teams might adjust to Randy Arozarena on the heels of his outstanding 2020. Follow Keith on Twitter: @KeithLaw Follow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiper Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Previewing the MLB Season, Opening Day Stories and Season Predictions
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The Baseball Barista with Hunter Pence & Grant Brisbee is here and ready to wake you up with some hot takes on baseball, Opening Day stories and predictions for the upcoming season. Lots of interesting teams heading into the season and the guys gives their thoughts on who are the top dogs and what team's could surprise. Hunter tells a story about how his former teammate Lance Lynn goes from a cuddly bear to a werewolf on the day he starts. The guys tell some stories of their favorite Opening Day memories from on and off the field. And they gives some predictions of who will win the World Series and a crazy prediction that nobody would expect. Follow Hunter on Twitter: @hunterpence Follow Grant on Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Theo Epstein is determined to fix baseball
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Starkville: After breaking curses and bringing championships to the Red Sox and Cubs, Theo Epstein is now working to fix Major League Baseball. Starkville opens up in it’s new location and Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville welcome Theo to town. He explains why baseball is resistant to change and the guys break down the new rules coming to the minor leagues and how they can bring about a renaissance in the sport. Jayson and Doug also discuss what Opening Day means and whether or not Spring Training numbers matter at all. Listener Trivia is back with Ryan Thompson doing his best to stump Starkville. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Ryan Thompson on Twitter: @RThomps11 Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1 per month at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
MLB's biggest storylines in 2021, plus predictions and more on the debut episode
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On the debut episode of The Athletic Baseball Show, Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark look ahead to Opening Day. Is anyone ready to play 162 games? Can Shohei Ohtani be Freddie Freeman and Gerrit Cole combined? What's in story for the Astros as fans return to the ballpark? Plus predictions and more! There are three ways to reach get your question to Ken... -Voicemail: 646-543-7072 -Twitter: #AskKen -Email: tabaseballshow@gmail.com To save on a subscription to The Athletic, visit theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Welcome to The Athletic Baseball Show
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Coming soon, The Athletic Baseball Show brings you the best of The Athletic on one podcast feed. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville, Hunter Pence, Keith Law, Grant Brisbee, Derek VanRiper and more come together four days per week to guide you through the Major League Baseball season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021