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April 1, 2020
MLB Insider Jon Heyman and Former Major Leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr. welcome in New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone. They talk about the state of baseball and sports amidst COVID-19, relive some of his greatest moments as a player and dive into his journey to become the Yankees' Manager. Jon and Tony also weigh in on the latest news and notes around MLB.
March 25, 2020
MLB Insider Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. host this week's episode of Big Time Baseball. This week, the guys talk with former MLB great Dave Stewart about his scare with Covid-19, his self-quarantine, his advice for MLB players moving forward and more. They also talk about great stories from his playing days. They also talk about the latest news surrounding the league this offseason including Noah Syndergaard's surprise Tommy John surgery.
March 25, 2020
MLB Insider Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. host this week's episode of Big Time Baseball. This week, the guys talk with former MLB great Dave Stewart about his scare with Covid-19, his self-quarantine, his advice for MLB players moving forward and more. They also talk about great stories from his playing days. They also talk about the latest news surrounding the league this offseason including Noah Syndergaard's surprise Tommy John surgery.
March 11, 2020
Former Major Leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr and MLB Insider Jon Heyman are BACK for the Big Time Baseball Podcast! In their first episode of 2020, they recap the biggest storylines from the off season and then welcome in Astros' Manager Dusty Baker to give the latest on his new team in the aftermath of the sign-stealing scandal. They close the show with Jon's EXCLUSIVE MLB Insider nuggets.
December 17, 2019
MLB Insider Jon Heyman joins Ben Davis for a special offseason episode of Big Time Baseball. The guys start with a recap of the biggest moves so far, including a discussion on which of the Cole, Strasburg, and Rendon signings has the brightest outlook (1:37, 16:37) and a look at how Madison Bumgarner's deal with the Diamondbacks affects Robbie Ray's trade prospects (11:10). Later, Jon and Ben look at the top remaining free agents and talk about where they may end up, including Josh Donaldson and Hyun-jin Ryu (18:41) and visit the rumor mill for several teams, including the Dodgers and their wealth of prospects as well as Kris Bryant's trade outlook (23:04). To finish, they go over new managers (30:06) and the Houston Astros scandal and its potential consequences (34:42).
November 6, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis go over their predictions for major awards after the candidates were revealed (1:31), weigh the top landing spots of major free agents (13:59), and discuss the possibility of collusion during free agency (21:34). After arguing their picks for the most compelling member of the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Veteran's Committee Ballot from names like Dale Murphy, Steve Garvey, and Lou Whitaker (23:43), they are joined by former big leaguer and radio host for WEEI in Boston Lou Merloni to talk about Chaim Bloom's busy start with the Red Sox and whether or not the team can compete with the powerhouses of the American League (27:39).
November 4, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin quickly pay tribute to baseball's newest world champions (1:05) before digging into the Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon sweepstakes (5:42/8:57), discussing how we should feel about Bryce Harper's departure from Washington in hindsight (11:31), and giving a complete breakdown of every major MLB award race (13:49). MLB.com writer and reporter Mark Feinsand joins the show to go over his latest article which broke down every team's biggest offseason need and shares his thoughts on the one-game Wild Card (31:15), followed by Jon's insider segment where he reveals info on the SF/PIT managerial openings and the futures of Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor (40:55).
October 30, 2019
Brad "Lights Out" Lidge helps to close out the season with Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis, but first the guys talk about the dramatic Trea Turner interference call (3:32), Juan Soto's swagger in the batter's box and his home run trot (9:05), Stephen Strasburg and how they've been taught to deal with tipping pitches (14:03), and who should win the World Series MVP depending on who wins (19:06). After analyzing the managerial hires of Joe Girardi, David Ross, and Jayce Tingler (21:29) and making Game 7 predictions (27:33), the hosts are joined by former Astros closer and member of the 2008 World Champion Phillies Brad Lidge, who shares how he got his nickname, how he dealt with pressure on the mound in the postseason, and his thoughts on the 2019 World Series (30:51).
October 28, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin begin the penultimate episode of Big Time Baseball's first season with discussions about the Nationals' collapse at home (1:00), the unpredictable heroes of this and other World Series (2:33), and updated speculation on Gerrit Cole's upcoming free agency (7:34). USA Today national writer and RADIO.COM Sports Insider Bob Nightengale joins the show to reflect on the recent manager and coach hirings (13:31), the off-field issues and culture of the Astros (17:52), and his take on the Red Sox' search for a general manager (24:10). Later, Nationals beat writer Byron Kerr discusses topics ranging from Max Scherzer's health to Gerardo Parra's influence in the locker room (28:51). To wrap, Heyman has updates on trade candidates Wil Myers and Mitch Haniger as well as some thoughts on the Mets' "mystery manager candidate" (41:51).
October 23, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dive right into Game 1 of the World Series (0:58) and discuss the performance of Juan Soto at just 20 years old (5:33) as compared to Ben's stats at the same age! After looking into upcoming pitching matchups in the next couple of games (10:28), the guys move away from the World Series to talk about the rumored replacements for Joe Maddon in Chicago and for Gabe Kapler in Philadelphia (14:41), as well as the conflict involving Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman (17:24). Former big league outfielder and current MLB radio host Matt Diaz joins the show to talk about the World Series as well as the future of his former team, the Atlanta Braves (28:10).
October 22, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin begin the first World Series episode of Big Time Baseball by talking about the the teams that missed out on the Fall Classic and what they can do to reach it next season (2:23) and the magic that propelled the Nats and Astros into the big series (6:24). Longtime baseball executive Sandy Alderson then joins the podcast for a one-on-one interview with Jon Heyman to discuss the Athletics' sabermetrics revolution and his time as the GM of the Mets (13:40). Then, each side of the World Series is represented by a member of the media in interviews with MLB.com's Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart (33:28) and Washington Nationals broadcaster and radio personality Pete Medhurst (43:03). To wrap, Jon Heyman brings us updated information about managerial openings as well as the opt-out clauses of Stephen Strasburg and Jake Arrieta (50:37) .
October 16, 2019
Before Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dive into the postseason with featured guests Bret Boone and Ryan Spilborghs, they discuss Howie Kendrick's continual underrated performance (1:52), the Angels' hire of Joe Maddon (2:43), and Mike Trout's involvement in such a decision (4:22). The first of two guests, Bret Boone, joins to talk about the postseason as his brother Aaron (Yankees manager) and father Bob (Nationals assistant GM and VP of player development) find themselves in the thick of things, additionally commenting on the league's new rule changes and his near-MVP season in 2001 (6:01). Later, former outfielder and MLB radio host Ryan Spilborghs digs into the analytical side of things, discussing who has the upper hand in the ALCS and what it's like to be an outfielder at Coors Field (27:49).
October 14, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin dive into the exciting Yankees-Astros series (1:15), discuss what the Yankees will need to do to advance (3:04), and identify an underrated weapon in the Nationals' offense (8:40). Tony La Russa joins the show to share insight from his many postseason experiences, analyze how big a role the front office should play in coaching decisions, and point out some managerial candidates he thinks highly of (12:38), and Matt Spiegel of 670 The Score shares reactions of the Joe Maddon firing and dissects the transactions that put the Cubs in their current situation (29:38). Jon Heyman finishes the episode with some insider information about managerial replacements and big free agent topics (40:40).
October 11, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis are back as the LDS round transitions into the LCS, and the guys go over everything from the exciting Dodgers-Nationals finale (1:05) and the Cardinals first-inning explosion to beat the Braves (10:40), to the league's best middle-of-the-order tandems (17:45) and the growing amount of open managerial positions (23:08). Kevin Millar joins the show to compare the 2019 Astros to his 2004 Red Sox, talk about the evolution of Gerrit Cole, discuss which of his coworkers at MLB Network would make the best manager, and see if he can guess the pitchers he hit the most home runs off of in his career (33:07).
October 7, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin discuss the four division series, including the juggernaut Astros (1:37), the Twins' pitching struggles (3:52), the emotional Cardinals-Braves series (6:32), and the Dodgers' seven-run inning against the Nats (8:00). Royals general manager Dayton Moore talks about the departure and legacy of Ned Yost as well as potential suitors for his position (11:39), and MLB.com's Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo talks about Mickey Callaway's dismissal and Pete Alonso's rise to stardom (30:35). To wrap, Jon Heyman updates us on many of the open managerial spots and potential candidates to take over in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more (47:04).
October 3, 2019
Big Time Baseball's first ever Hall of Fame guest joins the show for an interview, but first, Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis unpack the wild Nationals-Brewers game (1:07), discuss Mike Rizzo's postgame comments and the upcoming series against the Dodgers (10:18), and debate which series could have underdog winners or go all five games (22:21). After going over the recent firing of Mickey Callaway (26:49), Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman shares stories of his playing days with the Padres and why it's different to play in the majors today (32:33).
September 30, 2019
As the postseason gets going, Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin go over the Nats-Brewers and Rays-A's series (1:15), the long list of potential managerial hiring and firing (5:01), what we should make of the Cardinals' postseason chances (9:18), and the AL Manager of the Year candidates (10:50). Former player/manager and current analyst and RADIO.COM Sports MLB Insider Joe Girardi joins the show to discuss his potential to return to baseball as a manager and his views of the top dogs in this  postseason race (13:08), followed by a one-on-one interview between Jon and Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo about the future of several players and the strategy heading into the Wild Card round (25:27). To end the show, Josh asks about several hot topics during Jon's insider segment, including more managerial candidates and his thoughts on how the regular season wrapped up (40:50).
September 27, 2019
While the postseason is just around the corner, Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis begin the episode by discussing some hot topics indirectly associated with the game, including whether or not the sport is becoming "boring" or not based on Tim Anderson's take (1:28) and Scott Boras's recent call for player safety (9:38). The guys then dig into the biggest disappointments from 2019 (14:34), the Brewers' late-season run (18:27), and the Cy Young contenders (22:06). To end the show, former outfielder and current Braves analyst Jeff Francoeur joins the show to talk about Ronald Acuna getting shut down for the remainder of the season and what the starting rotation will look like heading into the NLDS (26:19).
September 23, 2019
With just a handful of games left to go in the regular season, Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin dig into the Brewers' unbelievable September (3:05), some managerial openings including those in San Diego, San Francisco, and Chicago (7:44), the AL Cy Young race (13:41), and updated NL MVP predictions (18:01). Forbes #1 sports agent in the world, Scott Boras, joins the show for nearly half an hour to discuss several of his clients including Anthony Rendon's upcoming free agency and Kris Bryant's recent injury (21:26). Tyler Kepner follows with discussions about interesting findings in his recent book, "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches" (45:29). To wrap, Heyman goes over potential manager replacements in Chicago and players like Scooter Gennett who are attempting to come back in the Majors (53:38).
September 20, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis start out the episode with a little game: in light of Gerrit Cole's 300th strikeout, the hosts try to guess who struck them out the most throughout their careers (1:06). After discussions on Carl and Mike Yastrzemski's Fenway performance (14:19), Tony remembers some instances where he and his Dad were able to take the field together (17:10). After in-depth talk on the NL East (18:40), former pitcher/outfielder and analyst Rick Ankiel joins the show to talk about the game's current players who pitch and bat at high levels, as well as his time spent playing with Albert Pujols and his memories of pitching to Barry Bonds (27:19).
September 17, 2019
Three guests join Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin this week, who begin the episode with a deep dive into several Wild Card contenders. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is the first special guest to join the show, and he discusses who deserves the title of team MVP and who the Phillies are trying to hold onto (15:14), followed by Brewers vice president and assistant GM Matt Arnold, who dives into how the team has stayed positive following Christian Yelich's injury and who they're leaning on down the stretch (26:08). The last guest, Marc Topkin, returns to the show to talk Tampa Bay Rays and how they've brought together such a strong team in such touch circumstances (34:04). To wrap, Jon Heyman brings us insider information on various topics including the future of Joe Maddon (43:44).
September 12, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis start off this week's episode with their memories of 9/11 and what it was like to play afterwards (1:52), followed by their takes on Christian Yelich's injury (5:37), Anthony Rendon's MVP case (8:20), and the NL Wild Card race (12:47). They switch to the AL later on, talking about a potential Yankees-Astros playoff series (19:11) and the threatening Oakland Athletics offense (24:59). RADIO.COM Sports MLB Insider and MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar joins the guys to give his opinion on the NL Wild Card race, the inflated power numbers, and his golf outing with John Lackey, Josh Beckett, and more (30:21). To wrap, Ben shares a story about a pair of cleats he found in his basement: cleats that happened to be signed by a certain Hall of Fame outfielder (40:08).
September 9, 2019
Not one but two general managers join Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin on the podcast this week. But first, the guys talk about Dave Dombrowski's sudden firing (1:28), the Mets' questionable decisions and the Phillies' refusal to bow out of the race (11:30), how the NL Central will shake out (15:33), and the AL Cy Young race (17:08). Then, Twins General Manager Thad Levine talks about his team's unbelievable power display and their depth heading into the postseason (20:49) and Angels General Manager Billy Eppler comes aboard to talk about how Shohei Ohtani will be used in the future and what the organization will do to become a playoff-bound club (31:38). To wrap up, Jon Heyman goes over potential suitors for Gerrit Cole in free agency and what the future holds for the Cincinnati Reds (45:22).
September 6, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis return start the show with an update on Tyler Skaggs' passing (0:55) before getting into the Nats' 9th-inning explosion/Mets' implosion (3:38), whether or not outfielders should risk injury for a spectacular catch (13:00), the return of Carlos Carrasco (19:00), and the possible takeover of "superteams" in baseball (22:47). After ending the first segment with a discussion of the best and worst ballparks for food (30:20), the hosts are joined by former outfielder and current Braves TV analyst Jeff Francoeur for conversations about Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and potential obstacles in Atlanta for a deep postseason run (34:14).
September 3, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin lead off the show with a breakdown of the NL playoff picture (1:21), followed by discussions on Houston's dangerous starting rotation (6:04), the continuing power surge throughout baseball (11:17), and the toxicology report on Tyler Skaggs and the Angels' future (13:45). Lead Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold then joins the show to talk about Jack Flaherty's success and Yadier Molina's clubhouse impact (17:23), and legendary baseball writer, historian, and statistician Bill James comes on to talk about the real value of WAR and some underappreciated Hall of Fame candidates (32:07). As usual, Jon Heyman wraps up the show by bringing us insider information on the sale of the Kansas City Royals and aging free agents (43:09).
August 29, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis kick off the episode by discussing what they would have put on their Players Weekend jerseys (5:53), followed by conversation about potential big-name free agents (7:56), the unbelievable start of Aristides Aquino's career (18:27), the entertaining AL Central race (20:25), and the issues surrounding Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen(27:46). After predicting their locks for the 2020s All-Decade team (39:38), Phillies manager Gabe Kapler joins Tony and Ben to answer questions about J.T. Realmuto, Charlie Manuel, and deciding the batting order (43:10).
August 26, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin open up the show with their thoughts on the Players' Weekend jerseys (1:13), followed by discussions about Tampa Bay's Wild Card push (7:07), JD Martinez's free agency prospects (9:45), and the Indians' loss of Jose Ramirez (13:48). After weighing how far the Braves could go in the playoffs (23:47), New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen joins the hosts to talk about the Mets' amazing turnaround and Pete Alonso's importance to the franchise (27:01). To wrap up, Heyman gives insider insight on topics such as Didi Gregorious's future in New York and Justin Verlander's controversial press conference (39:59).
August 22, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dive into the home run crown race and the likely winner (2:38), the potential for a new 50-30 club and its founding member, Christian Yelich (4:01), whether or not Albert Pujols deserves GOAT recognition (8:38), and the issue of hustle on the basepaths (13:53). After going over several NL Wild Card teams (18:17) and MLB.com's "All Debut Team" (28:28), the hosts are joined by former player and Astros' color analyst Geoff Blum for a discussion about Verlander's prolonged success and the offensive production of Michael Brantley (31:15).
August 15, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis go over the tight competition in the AL Central (2:30), the Mets' shaky bullpen (9:27), the injury issues of Fernando Tatis Jr. (12:34), and health issues of players on playoff-bound teams (17:10). After discussing the return of Charlie Manuel to Philadelphia (21:11) and Bryce Harper's recent success (24:25), Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined the guys to talk about Clayton Kershaw's prolonged dominance and how to construct a lineup heading into the postseason (32:30).
August 12, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin dissect the jam-packed NL Wild Card Race (1:26), the Phillies' disappointing season (4:45), the absence of the Red Sox from the playoff hunt (11:00), and whether or not the Rays can make a late-season run on the Yankees (11:48). Then, they're joined by Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, who discusses the young core of the team and the playing environment of Toronto (19:01), followed by Mets radio announcer Wayne Randazzo, who goes over the reason behind their recent hot streak (28:29). To wrap up, Heyman discusses Joe Maddon and several other managers on the hot seat (38:20).
August 8, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Zack Greinke’s comments after his first start with the Astros (1:49), if the Mets’ surge can turn into a playoff run (5:22), if newly-acquired Cubs catcher Jonathan Lucroy will be difference-maker amid Willson Contreras’ absence (10:44) and whether the Dodgers’ walk-off magic will carry over into October (14:22). Later on, they dig into the Yankees’ historic power numbers (18:06), why the Red Sox (21:13) are slowly falling out of the playoff race, Nelson Cruz’s insane bat speed in Minnesota (23:23) and the suddenly-intriguing National League Rookie of the Year race (27:25). To wrap it up, they chat with Kevin Frandsen -- the former major-league infielder-turned-Phillies radio analyst -- about why Philadelphia been plagued with inconsistency this season (30:45).
August 5, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin breakdown the American League heavyweights, led by the Astros after their trade for Zack Greinke (1:24). They also talk about the Yankees' big lead in the Al East despite all their injuries (4:22), the Red Sox' woes (6:17) and NL teams -- like the Cubs and Mets -- picking up steam (9:31). Later on, the guys bring on Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo to discuss Arizona's rebuilding phase while staying in the wild-card race, along with what Greinke meant to the organization (18:57). They also chat with Indians play-by-play voice Tom Hamilton about what's led to Cleveland's surge (25:55) before wrapping it up with Heyman evaluating teams' moves at the deadline (35:52).
July 31, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis recap all the big MLB trade deadline news, including the Astros’ acquisition of Zach Greinke, the Braves' big bullpen moves, the Yankees’ lack of participation despite their need for starting pitching and the Trevor Bauer-Yasiel Puig blockbuster deal. They also discuss how the Indians must feel about their playoff chances based on their deadline moves and their athletic starter Shane Bieber, along with the Cubs trading for outfielder Nick Castellanos. 16-year veteran-turned-Dodgers broadcaster Jerry Hairston Jr. talks about the Pirates’ decision not to move Felipe Vazquez to L.A. and potential postseason opponents, including the Braves and the revamped Astros.
July 29, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin discuss whether the Mets' deal for Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman made sense for their organization (2:08), Trevor Bauer's antics after getting pulled from his start on Sunday and if the Indians will trade him (8:36), along with which contenders should go all in before the trade deadline (15:33). Later on, Radio.com Sports insider Bob Nightengale (17:46) and ex-Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti (27:26) join the guys to breakdown the latest rumors this week before Lewin and Heyman dissect whether the Giants should trade Madison Bumgarner and the Padres' plans (40:54).
July 25, 2019
Ben Davis flies solo this week, dissecting Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and his poor defensive mechanics (3:23), the best relievers on the market and which teams need help (8:42) and the historic strikeout numbers from Astros starter Gerrit Cole (12:51). After discussing Mike Trout’s status as one of the all-time greats (17:30) and remembering Mark Buehrle’s perfect game from 10 years ago (22:10), Davis is joined by Padres catcher Austin Hedges, as the two backstops discuss Hedges’ framing technique, the talent behind San Diego closer Kirby Yates, Manny Machado's prowess, and the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers (25:00).
July 22, 2019
Following Hall of Fame weekend, Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin go over the active players with the best chances of reaching Cooperstown, discuss how the Yankees are so unstoppable and debate who’s to blame for Boston’s sluggish season. Billy Beane -- Oakland Athletics executive VP of baseball ops then joins the show to discuss their strong start to the second half and the prominence of Houston as a divisional threat. The guys shift over to the NL East and talk about the Nats’ road to the playoffs and the future of Anthony Rendon with MASN's Mark Zuckerman. Heyman wraps it up with the latest trade deadline insight, including who’s buying and who’s selling, as well as the future of the Mets' staff.
July 19, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis talk about the red-hot San Francisco Giants and what their success means for Madison Bumgarner’s trade prospects (1:36), the impressive hitting display from the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (7:15), and what it’s like to play ball in extreme heat conditions (19:37). With Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown around the corner, the guys share their experiences facing off against new inductees Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, and Mike Mussina (25:05). To finish the show, former MLB infielder and current TV analyst Geoff Blum shares his thoughts on the high-powered Houston offense, George Springer’s impressive blend of power and speed, and which team will provide the biggest challenge on the Astros’ journey to the playoffs (32:13).
July 15, 2019
Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman breakdown how the Angels honored the late Tyler Skaggs with a combined no-hitter and how the Rays nearly accomplished the same feat (1:18), the Atlantic League's robot umpires (7:00), Justin Verlander's comments on MLB's juiced baseballs (8:40) and the next generation of great talent in the game (10:23). Later on, they chat with Nick Krall (21:47) -- Cincinnati Reds vice president and general manager -- and WFAN's Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti (29:45). To wrap it up, Heyman breaks down whether Mickey Callaway will survive with the Mets and his latest trade insight as the deadline approaches (40:13).
July 10, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Justin Verlander’s bold statement on MLB’s “juiced” baseballs and Rob Manfred’s reaction (1:35), the All-Star Game and Ronald Acuña Jr.’s impressive power display in the Home Run Derby (14:54), the pending trade deadline (22:00), the tight AL Central race (26:25) and World Series predictions entering the second half of the season (28:27). Newly-retired minor-league star Cody Decker then comes on the podcast and shares stories about his experiences at that level, his relationship with the late Tyler Skaggs, and what he’s going to miss most about playing (32:00).
July 8, 2019
WEEI’s Rob Bradford (filling in for Josh Lewin) and Jon Heyman head into the All-Star break with discussions about Jonathan Lucroy and Jake Marisnick’s scary collision (2:30), the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr. in this year’s All-Star Game and the Nationals and Indians' respective runs (5:30). Radio.com Sports insider Joe Girardi then jumps on to share his take on Sunday’s home plate collision and his potential return to managing (17:55), plus Emmy-winning analyst and author Ned Colletti talks about his reign as Dodgers GM, including his acquisitions of Manny Ramirez and Cody Bellinger, along with his relationship with Joe Girardi (28:43). Heyman wraips it up with his insider segment, filled with updated trade rumors and much more (43:02).
July 3, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss the odd ending to Yankees-Mets and Ben's perspective as a former catcher (2:35), the late Tyler Skaggs, his effect on the Angels' organization and how Ben dealt with a similar circumstance during his playing days (4:50), Max Scherzer's dominance in Washington and their perception of the National League East (10:47), and the All-Star Game rosters and how the NL has loaded up compared to years past (18:16). Top wrap it up, they chat with former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (30:12).
July 1, 2019
WFAN's Sweeny Murti -- in for Josh Lewin -- joins Jon Heyman to discuss the Yankees and Red Sox's offensive explosion in London (2:40), DJ Lemahieu’s MVP-caliber season (8:35) and their reactions to the All-Star Game rosters (12:08). Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos comes on to talk about the first-place Braves’ blend of young and veteran stars, plus their acquisition of Dallas Keuchel (15:47), and 92.3 The Fan's James Rapien offers his thoughts on the Indians’ pursuit of a Wild Card berth (31:33). Heyman then shares insider nuggets on potential pitchers on the trade block, including the Rangers’ Mike Minor and the Padres’ Kirby Yates (42:58), along with discussing the infamous Bobby Bonilla Day (48:13).
June 27, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Albert Pujols and Manny Machado’s return to their respective former ballparks (2:30), Cleveland’s playoff chances/Carlos Santana’s resurgence (10:30) and why the All-Star Game should mean more to players (13:38). After sharing their own ASG memories (17:05), they discuss Mets manager Mickey Callaway (21:22) and weigh whether or not managers are held accountable for too much (24:45). Finally, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts jumps on to breakdown Los Angeles’ red-hot first half, Cody Bellinger’s MVP campaign and its dominant pitching staff -- led by Walker Buehler (33:40).
June 24, 2019
Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin discuss the incident between Mets manager Mickey Callaway and reporter Tim Healey (2:12), Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis (10:53), the Yankees' interest in Madison Bumgarner (11:53) and Gabe Kapler’s job security in Philadelphia (14:42). Later on, Red Sox manager Alex Cora drops by to discuss Boston's World Series hangover and the strong play of Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers (15:51), D-backs skipper Torey Lovullo talks about Arizona's young core and the veteran presence of Zach Greinke (27:02), and Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez joins the guys to discuss his perspective on the Callaway incident and the Mets’ bullpen woes (35:47).
June 20, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis breakdown the Braves moving into first-place in the NL East (3:30), Padres closer Kirby Yates and the relief pitching market as the trade deadline nears (7:50), the Brewers’ lackluster bullpen amid their race with the Cubs (13:30), what to make of the so-so teams in the AL West (16:10), White Sox starter Lucas Giolito and his turnaround season (18:07), and the Yankees’ incredible lineup (25:08). Later on, they chat with Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon to discuss his mindset towards Seattle’s trading spree (30:37).
June 18, 2019
Jon Heyman is back, as he and Josh Lewin dissect the power surge around MLB and how it affects the game (2:48), Edwin Encarnacion heading to the Yankees and their dominant lineup, the Astros' control of the AL West (11:23) and the Phillies' recent struggles (16:38). They also chat with Angels manager Brad Ausmus about Mike Trout's tools, Shohei Ohtani's return (20:24), along with Braves TV play-by-play voice Chip Caray (30:28), before wrapping it up with Heyman's insider nuggets (39:10), like the Nationals possibly dealing away their stars near the trade deadline (39:38).
June 14, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dissect the long-term impact of Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel on the Cubs and Braves, respectively (2:31), the MLB trade market ahead of the July 31 deadline (8:44), the Josh Donaldson/Joe Musgrave ejection (13:30), Corey Seager's hamstring injury (15:13), Caesar Hernandez's ascendance in Philadelphia (19:33), whether the home run surge across MLB is due to juiced baseballs (22:08), the David Ortiz shooting in the Dominican Republic (25:11) and Chris Sale's dominance of late (27:56). They also chat with Rays rookie second baseman Brandon Lowe about his big campaign and Tampa Bay's hot first-half (31:39).
June 11, 2019
Josh Lewin and Rob Bradford -- in for Jon Heyman -- discussed the David Ortiz shooting in the Dominican Republic (2:50) before digging into Max Muncy-Madison Bumgarner's back-and-forth spat after Muncy showcased his mini-bat flip on Sunday (6:50). They also discuss the Dodgers' elite rotation (9:50), the better team in the NL Central between the Cubs and Brewers (11:45), Lucas Giolito's accession (20:30) and more. Lewin and Bradford chat with Radio.com Sports insider Joe Girardi (22:07) and Sweeny Murti -- the Yankees beat reporter for WFAN (31:39) -- before wrapping it up with the latest trade rumors around MLB (39:00).
June 6, 2019
Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss the Phillies’ potential trade activity​ following outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s season-ending injury (3:07), plus the market for free-agent starter Dallas Keuchel (6:11). They also dive into the reason behind MLB’s ongoing attendance problem throughout (10:00), as well as digging into the difference between the Dodgers and Angels (15:45), especially their pitching, Hyun-Jin Ryu's dominance and Mike Trout’s lack of a national stage (22:05). To wrap it up, they breakdown Pirates first baseman Josh Bell and his breakout campaign (26:25).
June 4, 2019
Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman kick things off in the AL East, digging into the Yankees' dominant start and outfielder Clint Frazier's issues (2:25), Rafael Devers' rise in Boston (5:22), the Twins' insane power numbers (6:35), the Phillies' recent struggles (10:55) and more. They're also joined by Rockies manager Bud Black (18:31), breaking down the Rockies' hot streak -- led by shortstop Trevor Story -- and Baseball America's Kyle Glaser to dissect the MLB Draft (25:35). To wrap it up, they dive into Heyman's insider notebook, discussing where free-agent pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel could land (35:35), along with whether the Cleveland Indians will trade some of their biggest stars before the MLB trade deadline (40:22).
May 30, 2019
Ex-major leaguers-turned-analysts Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Bryce Harper and Manny Machado's up-and-down starts with the Phillies and Padres (2:47), respectively, where free-agent pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel could land (12:27), and whether Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia -- who might step away from the game due to persistent knee pain -- will be a Hall of Famer (16:49).
May 28, 2019
Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman go around the majors, digging into Cody Bellinger's MVP-caliber season, the A's rise in the AL West amid the Astros' dominance, Dustin Pedroia's potential retirement, the Twins' offensive juggernaut and their upcoming series with the Rays, plus how the Nationals and Marlins might approach the trade deadline come July. They're also joined by ex-manager Bobby Valentine to discuss his memories of the late Bill Buckner before chatting with Rangers manager Chris Woodward about Texas' start. They wrap things up with Heyman's inside scoop on where Dallas Keuchel might land among other nuggets.
May 23, 2019
In the first episode of "Big Time Baseball: Players Edition," Ben Davis and Tony Gwynn Jr. share a few memories from their days together on the baseball diamond (2:58) before going across the majors, dissecting the Padres' so-so start and the Dodgers' dominance (7:50). They discuss Madison Bumgarner and Zach Greinke's future as well before shifting to the NL Central (13:09) for what makes the Brewers' Christian Yelich an elite hitter. They then take a look at the Phillies' improved play (18:36) before diving into the contenders in the American League (24:16), especially the Astros. To wrap it up, they chat with Radio.com Sports' insider Joe Girardi about managers on the hot seat and how catching has changed since his playing days (33:10).
May 20, 2019
Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dig into the biggest MLB story lines, including whether Mets manger Mickey Callaway will be fired anytime soon, Padres infielder Ian Kinsler going off on his own fan base, the Cardinals' regression, if the Twins are a legitimate contender and how the Yankees have held their own despite a myriad of injuries. Later on, they're joined by Radio.com Sports insider Bob Nightengale to go around the NL before chatting with Rays beat writer Marc Topkin to discuss Tampa Bay's surging start. They wrap things up with "Around the Diamond," diving into Heyman's insider notebook.
May 13, 2019
Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dive into the biggest contenders across MLB before discussing how the Rays could go about solving Tyler Glasnow's absence, including the possibility of signing free-agent starter Dallas Keuchel. They also breakdown Mike Fiers' no-hitter, Matt Harvey's regression, how the Nationals might react to their struggles and the Cubs' surge. Later on, they chat with Reds general manager Nick Krall and Astros T.V. analyst Geoff Blum before diving into Heyman's insider notebook, including what he's hearing about Washington's potential fire sale and Madison Bumgarner's future with the Giants.
May 6, 2019
Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dive into the juiced baseball craze around the game before dissecting the AL East (Rays, Yankees and Red Sox), AL Central (Royals, Twins and Indians), Bryce Harper's slow start amid Mike Trout's surging production, plus the NL Central (Reds, Cubs and Brewers). Later on, they chat with Twins general manager Thad Levine to discuss first-place Minnesota before bringing on Cubs radio pre and postgame host Zach Zaidman. They wrap it up with Heyman's latest inside info on free agents Matt Kemp, Dallas Keuchel, Craig Kimbrel and more.
April 29, 2019
In the fourth episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dissect the latest across the game, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s major-league call-up with the Blue Jays, the feud between Indians starter Trevor Bauer and Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, along with whether or not the Indians can contend this season, the Twins' hot offense and some rumors within the NL West. Later on, they chat with Radio.com Sports insider Joe Girardi, highlighting Red Sox starter Chris Sale's issues thus far, before bringing on Padres broadcaster Tony Gwynn Jr. to discuss San Diego's surging start. They wrap it up with "Around the Diamond," digging into Heyman's latest inside information about free-agent Dallas Keuchel and more.
April 22, 2019
In the third episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman discuss whether or not to buy into teams' hot or slow starts, including the Mets' up-and-down pitching, along with poor outings from the Phillies' Aaron Nola and Red Sox's Chris Sale. They also dive into White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson being suspended for his altercation with the Royals before digging into the NL Central, including Christian Yelich's big numbers and the Pirates' sitting in first. Later on, they chat with Brewers manager Craig Counsell about Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and the team's pitching before bringing on WEEI host Lou Merloni to dissect the Red Sox. Josh and Jon wrap it up by breaking down the biggest rumors around baseball, including whether or not Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Kuechel will sign anytime soon.
April 15, 2019
In the second episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman take a look across the game for the non-traditional powerhouses making noise, like the Rays, Mariners and Padres. They also dive into the Red Sox, Cubs and Yankees' respective struggles, especially Yu Darvish's concerns, along with the AL Central and NL East. Later on, they chat with Phillies' television analyst Ben Davis and Mariners' television play-by-play voice Dave Sims before wrapping up the episode by breaking down the best series this weekend.
April 5, 2019
In the first-ever episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman kick things off by breaking down why pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel have yet to sign, along with a look at how Bryce Harper and Manny Machado landed with the Phillies and Padres. Later on, they chat with Radio.com Sports insiders Joe Girardi and Bob Nightengale about the American and National League, respectively, before wrapping up the episode with surprise teams across MLB, some upcoming series to look forward to and their World Series predictions.
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