We recap the week in managerial hires (0:45) before guessing where some of the biggest free agents like Trevor Bauer, George Springer, Corey Kluber, and more will land this offseason (18:00). Finally, we review Michael Baumann’s preseason prop bets and how everyone did with their predictions (45:30). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram
Nov 4, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, and Zach Kram break down MLB’s on-field action, roster moves, and quirks every week, with occasional appearances from a rotating cast of Ringer staffers and plugged-in media members around the league.
Oct 30, 2020
We discuss everything—the Dodgers’ clutch hitting and bullpen, the Blake Snell decision, and of course Justin Turner’s positive COVID test—from the Dodgers’ World Series–clinching victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Plus: Dynasty talk has become popular in baseball. Is the Dodgers’ dynasty validated, and is there an end in sight? Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram
Oct 28, 2020
1 hr 8 min
Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Bounce Back to Win Game 5 After a Historically Bizarre Game 4 Loss | Baseball BBQ
The Rays evened the World Series in Game 4 after a bizarre set of mistakes by the Dodgers allowed Randy Arozarena to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. But the Dodgers bounced back Sunday night on the back of a strong Clayton Kershaw start and some clutch relief pitching to take a 3-2 series lead. Will they close it out in Game 6, or are we going to see a World Series Game 7 for the second straight year? Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman This episode originally ran on the 'Baseball BBQ' feed. Follow 'Baseball BBQ' on Spotify.
Oct 27, 2020
1 hr 5 min
Clayton Kershaw continued to rewrite the narrative that he struggles in the postseason, as the Dodgers took a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the World Series. Can the Rays once again even the series on the back of a strong Blake Snell start? Or will the Dodgers close it out in six games? Plus: We react to the end of Game 4 from Saturday night, one of the most ridiculous finishes to any baseball game ever, let alone a World Series game. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco This episode originally ran on the 'R2C2 with CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco' feed. Follow 'R2C2' on Spotify.
Oct 25, 2020
Blake Snell and Brandon Lowe Help the Rays Even the World Series. Plus: How Buehler vs. Morton in Game 3 Will Shape the Rest of the Series. | Baseball BBQ
We react to a choppy Game 2 that featured seven Dodgers pitchers, a strong but short outing from Blake Snell, and a semi-revival of the Rays’ bats. Then, we preview games 3 and 4 before sharing our Fave Five things of the series thus far. Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman This episode originally ran on the 'Baseball BBQ' feed. Follow 'Baseball BBQ' on Spotify.
Oct 23, 2020
Dave Stewart Talks Reggie Jackson, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, and How Pitching Has Changed Since He Played | R2C2
We start this week with a Slingin’ Heat featuring Mookie Betts, NFL betting lines, and the upcoming league collective bargaining negotiations (1:50). Then, we’re joined by three-time World Series champion Dave Stewart to talk about his illustrious playoff career, the toughest batters he ever faced, pitching wisdom he learned from Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax, how the game has become less about entertainment, and more (13:03). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Dave Stewart This episode originally ran on the 'R2C2 With CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco' feed. Follow R2C2 on Spotify for more.
Oct 22, 2020
1 hr 13 min
We recap a lopsided Game 1 of the World Series that featured a dominant Clayton Kershaw start combined with all five tools of Mookie Betts prominently displayed. Then, we wonder whether the Rays’ pitching staff can keep the Dodgers under five runs per game for the rest of the series, and if not, whether the Rays lineup has any hope of winning the series for them. Finally, we briefly discuss commissioner Rob Manfred’s quotes about wanting to keep the expanded 16-team postseason moving forward. Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram
Oct 21, 2020
1 hr 1 min
The Dodgers Meet the Rays in the World Series: Five Players to Watch and Our Series Predictions | Baseball BBQ
We recap a thrilling Game 7 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and the Braves that featured incredibly clutch home runs from Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernández (1:51) and a surprising Game 7 between the Astros and Rays in which the Rays held on to avoid blowing a 3-0 series lead. Then, we share our five favorite players and predict who will win the World Series, how many games it’ll take, and who will take home the World Series MVP trophy (24:40). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman This episode originally ran on the 'Baseball BBQ' feed. Follow 'Baseball BBQ' on Spotify.
Oct 20, 2020
How Should the Best Franchises Balance Analytics With Old-School Wisdom? Plus: A Mid-Playoffs Mailbag. | R2C2
We’re back for another late-night podcast to react to the Dodgers’ offensive outburst in Game 3 of the NLCS and the Rays’ sturdy rotation and bullpen through four games in the ALCS. Plus: CC slings some heat about analytics, the New York tabloids, and the Jets’ and Giants’ quarterback situations. Finally, we take some of your questions about the future of the Yankees rotation, what it’s like in the locker room after a tough postseason elimination, and more (44:28). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco This episode originally ran on the 'R2C2 with CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco' feed. Follow 'R2C2' on Spotify or wherever you get podcasts.
Oct 17, 2020