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The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. With rumors, analytics, trivia, prospects, rankings and big name interviews, we've got you covered from Spring Training through the World Series. MONDAY: Starkville with Jayson Stark & Doug Glanville | WEDNESDAY: The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig | FRIDAY: Nesbitt and Friends

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Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt and Chad Jennings. This week, we’re talking Juan Soto’s future in pinstripes, the Elly De La Cruz show, and answering listener mailbag questions. -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Chad on X/Twitter: @ChadJennings22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Mets writer Tim Britton is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. They talk about the if there is a big 3 top teams in the NL, if the new bat-tracking data is important and what to make of Paul Skenes' MLB debut. -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Tim on X/Twitter: @TimBritton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | The Tigers are on the rise this season and their Manager A.J. Hinch joins Starkville. He talks about his philosophy to help struggling players, his move from player to coaching, his involvement in the Astros cheating scandal and much more. Strange But True: The Pirates decided to go a little crazy and give out some free passes to the Cubs on Saturday. The Pirates gave up 6 bases loaded walks in 1 inning and somehow still won the game vs the Cubs Trivia from Jason Catania: Jose Altuve just became the 7th player to reach 300 steals AND 200 homers in the Wild Card Era (since 1995)... Can you name the other 6? Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt and Chad Jennings. This week, we’re talking Paul Skenes, other memorable pitching debuts, and an interview with Chase Whitley about his first start. Plus, what's working so well for Boston's pitching staff? -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Chad on X/Twitter: @ChadJennings22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Cardinals writer Katie Woo is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. They talk about the interesting trade of Luis Arráez to the Padres, is Paul Skenes the real deal and Andy's new book- The Last of His Kind: Clayton Kershaw and the Burden of Greatness -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Katie on X/Twitter: @katiejwoo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | The Dodgers are on top of the NL West a little over a month into the season. Dave Roberts visits Starkville this week and talks about how Ohtani is a unicorn, Mookie Betts can do it, what to expect from his returning starting pitchers and much more. Strange But True: We hear the juicy story about the Twins rally sausage and what was the weirdest superstition that Doug witnessed when he played. Trivia from Joe Wilkins: Since the retirement of Barry Bonds, there have been 5 different players who have the title of active career home run leader... who are they? Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt and Chad Jennings. This week, we’re talking monthly awards, give out our own awards, and hit the Hot Take Hot Corner on Mookie Betts.  Read Stephen’s story on Mason Miller https://theathletic.com/5410939/2024/04/19/mason-miller-oakland-athletics-diabetes/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Chad on X/Twitter: @ChadJennings22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. Athletic Dodgers writer Fabian Ardaya is in this week for Marc. The guys talk about Mike Trout getting hurt again, what we were wrong about after the 1st month of the season & who is the least hopeless team of the Marlins, Rockies or White Sox. -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Fabian on X/Twitter: @FabianArdaya Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | The Cubs are off to a pretty good start even with some injuries. Cubs announcer Jim Deshaies is back to talk about the Cubs, why pitchers seem to get hurt more in MLB, if he likes the pitch clock and the crazy MLB record that he holds Strange But True: The Yankees go bananas over the weekend and score 15 runs in back to back games vs Brewers and there are a few interesting notes from the game from the mound and at the plate. Trivia from Lindsay Barnes: This month we celebrated the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Who was the first member of the 300-win club to play his entire career after Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier? Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt and Chad Jennings. This week, we’re doing a little “Buy, Sell, or Hold” on the season’s first month, talking about Shohei Ohtani’s big trip to Toronto, and some hope for White Sox fans. Stephen on Chad Kuhl’s comeback https://theathletic.com/5443553/2024/04/25/chad-kuhl-white-sox-comeback/ Chad’s Red Sox prospects update https://theathletic.com/5446700/2024/04/26/red-sox-2020-top-prospects/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Chad on X/Twitter: @ChadJennings22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. They guys talk about The Athletic's big piece on the Top 10 front offices in MLB, how 40 executives voted on it and who were some of the surprise teams that did or didn't get a ton of votes. Here is a link to the article: https://theathletic.com/5424700/2024/04/24/mlb-front-office-rankings/ -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | The Royals are off to a good start led by Bobby Witt Jr. and a young core. Club broadcaster Rex Hudler is back to discuss the team's chances to contend and share some of the fun tales from his playing days. Strange But True: Orioles outfielder Colton Cowser found the fountains in Kansas City twice this week. Once with a home run and once when he tossed the final our of a Craig Kimbrel milestone save into the water. That was a problem! Trivia from Bill Flannagan: Stephen Strasburg retired with a 113-62 record and a winning percentage of .6457. Since divisional play (1969) only 3 HOF pitchers have finished their careers with a higher winning percentage. Who are they? Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt and Chad Jennings. This week, Keith Law joins the show discuss the Paul Skenes situation in Pittsburgh and Keith’s MLB Draft top prospects rankings.  Keith’s prospect rankings https://theathletic.com/5421487/2024/04/18/mlb-draft-2024-prospect-rankings-top-50-keith-law/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Chad on X/Twitter: @ChadJennings22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Mets writer Tim Britton is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. They talk about the process of the MLB Power Rankings, why is Snell struggling, what is going on with the Mets & how Dwight Gooden was a pretty good pitcher -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Tim on X/Twitter: @TimBritton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | Jon Miller is celebrating 50 years of broadcaster baseball games this summer. He stopped by Starkville to share some of his favorite stories from a half century behind the microphone. Strange But True: Tigers third baseman Zach McKinstry had a 3-run error and then gave up a 3-run home run in the same inning last week. When was the last time that happened? Trivia from Mark Snyderman: This week is the 50th anniversary of Henry Aaron’s 715th home run. He is also baseball’s all-time leader in total bases, with 6,856. Only three other players finished their careers with more than 6,000 total bases. Name them. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt. This week, Cody Stavenhagen joins the show discuss the latest in the Ippei Mizuhara saga and react to Jackson Holliday’s promotion to the Majors. Then, former major leaguer Jacob Turner joins the show for this week’s “The Cutting Room Floor” to explain the complicated nature of taxes for athletes. Read Stephen’s story on Jackson Holliday’s debut https://theathletic.com/5407409/2024/04/11/jackson-holliday-orioles-mlb-debut-matt/ https://theathletic.com/5408717/2024/04/11/ohtani-ippei-mizuhara-fraud-charges/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Cody on X/Twitter: @CodyStavenhagen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Cardinals writer Katie Woo is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. They talk about why the amount of pitcher injuries is on the rise, the Cardinals trying to adjust to modern times and the A's moving from Oakland to Sacramento. -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Katie on X/Twitter: @katiejwoo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | On a podcast based on quirkiness, what's more quirky than a solar eclipse? New Tigers broadcaster Jason Benetti joins the show to share his own fears of the eclipse before discussing a Tigers team that is on the rise and off to a great start in 2024. Strange But True: Doug pays tribute to the team that no one will eclipse this season, the Dodgers, buy unveiling a new metric, BOF (Betts, Ohtani, Freeman). Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt. This week, Eric Drobny, The Athletic’s Director of Editorial Ops joins the show to offer a Sacramento insider’s look at the Oakland A’s upcoming temporary home. Then, Zack Meisel and Stephen give their takes on Nike’s jersey issues, work the “Hot Take Hot Corner”, and focus on the eclipse for this week’s “The Cutting Room Floor”. Read Zack’s story https://theathletic.com/5224300/2024/01/25/mlb-total-solar-eclipse-cleveland-guardians-april/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Zach on X/Twitter: @zackmeisel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Dodgers writer Fabian Ardaya is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. The guys talk about the Dodgers hot start, voting on MLB awards and they give some opening week thoughts on some of the surprising and disappointing teams. -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Fabian on X/Twitter: @FabianArdaya Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Randall Allen

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Aug 23rd
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Kenneth Browning

I was wondering if they were ever going to get around to talking about other teams than just the Dodgers. if you want to skip them drooling iver the Dodgers, you have to skip the first 15 minutes of this 51 minute show.

Feb 18th
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Anthony SomeguyVT

listened to all the post #worldseries breakdowns. this one is one of the very best! focus on all things lining up for the #braves to win the title- great review & highly recommended!

Dec 27th
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