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Statcast (TM) is changing the way we watch baseball, and we're only beginning to figure out how it will revolutionize the game. Mike Petriello, Matt Meyers and special guests discuss what this groundbreaking technology is teaching us. Be sure to follow @Statcast on twitter for the best daily video clips featuring this new technology!
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Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers try to reverse baseball history's worst award decisions, wonder if the sacrifice bunt is about to be dead entirely, and ask where all the lefties have gone.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about the best "What If?" moments in recent baseball history, including Tom Seaver signing with the Braves, the St. Louis Browns moving to Los Angeles, and the Mets trading for Ken Griffey, Jr.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about their favorite ever pitching performances, including the time Clayton Kershaw almost threw a perfect game, when George Brunet had the worst inning ever and Derek Lowe's big ALCS moment
FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens joins host Mike Petriello and MLB.com national editor Matt Meyers to look back at some of the most interesting and controversial postseason decisions of the last quarter-century.
MLB.com columnist Will Leitch joins host Mike Petriello and MLB.com national editor Matt Meyers to draft each of the 40 Rookie of the Year award winners from 2000-2019.
Host Mike Petriello, national editor Matt Meyers and MLB.com national writer Anthony Castrovince break down the MLB Dream Bracket, the new 32-team simulated tourney that pits all-time greats from each franchise against each other until the best of all time is crowned.
Host Mike Petriello, national editor Matt Meyers and MLB.com researcher Sarah Langs play a trivia game attempting to name the teams, year and significance of games throughout history based on short 45-60 second clips of historic broadcasts.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers note a Willie Mays fun fact before being joined by ESPN baseball producer Andy Jacobson, who talks about the ins and outs of live baseball production, including producing the ESPN2 Statcast alternate broadcasts.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about which season fans voted for as the best of all time, the passing of Tigers legend Al Kaline and underappreciated Hall of Famers, Justin Turner's idea for a Home Run Derby in extra innings, and how many toothpicks Dusty Baker has actually gone through.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers talk about what it's like to watch 1980s classic baseball, talk about current pitchers selecting their favorite ever pitches, and work out a formula to try to imagine what the rosters would be for a season-opening baseball celebration game to take the place of the 2020 All-Star Game.
MLB.com columnist Will Leitch joins host Mike Petriello and MLB.com national editor Matt Meyers to draft each of the last 25 World Series champions, ranking them from best to worst, from the 1995 Atlanta Braves to the 2019 Washington Nationals.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers react to Noah Syndergaard's elbow injury, talk about the "season" that Barry Bonds hit 95 homers and share possibly unpopular baseball takes, before Mike's 99-year-old great uncle Frank joins the show to discuss becoming a Cubs fan back in 1933 and seeing them finally win in 2016.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers reminisce about their favorite baseball moments, including the first games they ever attended, the best and weirdest games they ever saw and their own personal on-field highs, including Matt bringing in Little League teammate Teddy Wayne to verify his story.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers try to cope with the suspension of the baseball season by thinking about what a shortened season might mean, looking at their favorite losing teams, talking about xERA & Hawk-Eye, before Matt tries to stump Mike with a collection of old found baseball cards.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at the effect of Aaron Judge's rib injury and how the extensions for Christian Yelich and Yoan Moncada impact the Central divisions. They then investigate an interesting Rockies approach and how managers are reacting to the three-batter minimum. Finally they dig into the new MLB.com contest, "The Vault."
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers look at whether the Yankee injuries open up the AL East, which 2019 breakout is a strong bet to keep mashing, whether the Dodgers might have the deepest lineup ever and how confident to be in Lorenzo Cain having a rebound from a down 2019.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers project 2020's deepest lineup, dig into the overlooked Emilio Pagan-Manuel Margot trade, check out how the new rule changes will impact the game, and investigate some of the new 2020 projections.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers dissect the impact of the Mookie Betts and Joc Pederson trades, including how it impacts each team involved and those teams not involved as well
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss how Great American Ball Park might affect Nicholas Castellanos, what the Cubs might do now that Kris Bryant's service time case has been resolved, ponder a potential Mookie Betts trade, and look at how Dusty Baker and the Astros might fit together.
Host Mike Petriello and national editor Matt Meyers discuss the numbers behind Marcell Ozuna signing with the Braves, Josh Donaldson joining the Twins, why Infield Outs Above Average has Ozzie Albies declining so much, why the Mike Moustakas second base experiment could work and what's happened in the NL Central this winter.
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