Every Monday and Friday we will be breaking down and recapping the series that were, the standings, the good, the bad and the angry from MLB.
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. Renewed Passion - This podcast, along with many other Jomboy Media projects, has renewed my passion for the sport of baseball. The way they discuss the game with detail and reason, along with some humility and buffoonery, makes for a more interesting listen than any ESPN/MLB Network show. Keep up the good work!!!
2. Inaccurate - Listening to the Phillies v Astros preview episode (/), and I have to say, I’m shocked at how many inaccuracies I’ve heard in the first five minutes of the episode. I couldn’t even listen anymore. It’s clear as day these guys didn’t do their homework before recording (not Jomboy, his cohosts). Just poor podcasting. I’m a huge Jomboy fan and this episode just turned me off completely to this podcast.
3. Best baseball podcast by far - I’m years old and I’ve played and watched baseball my whole life and it will always be a love of mine. That being said this is the only baseball podcast that makes baseball fun and easy to listen to. They’re research is in depth and spot on and Jomboy always gives the bay shout outs so / podcast
4. Love the talk about baseball, not the sexual jokes or cursing - I love the coverage, insightful analysis, unique perspectives, and the true JOY in the hosts’ voices that comes from simply talking about baseball. BUT the sexual jokes and cursing in the shows prevent me from being able to listen to it in my house or with my kid, which is a real tragedy given baseball is such a simple and wonderful sport and aside from the language/sexual jokes, the show is excellent. I’d love to hear cleaner language and conversation since the purpose of the show is to talk about baseball. With respect, from someone who loves listening to y’all talk about baseball, please make it cleaner.
5. It’s still a good show - Still listen to every episode, but the show isn’t as good as it used to be. I struggle to listen to Jake spend minutes saying “if this really good player plays really well, then that will be very impactful through the end of the season.” And if there was an option to just skip past when he says “I don’t know… I. Don’t. Know.” times an episode that would be awesome. I hope you all take the show back in Jimmy’s direction.
6. Jomboy is great, Jake’s okay Trev not so much - Jomboy’s recaps got me to this podcast.He’s great. Jake is his oldest friend, and while he’s an acquired taste, he’s okay and the dynamic between Jimmy & Jake is fun. Trevor is a chore to listen too. Narcissistic pretty boy who the other two seem to tolerate. Always seems about two steps behind the conversation. Waste of airspace. Update. Seems like Jomboy agrees. Has avoided episodes with Trevor. I think I’ll do the same.
UPDATE: Jim seems to have abandoned the show. Without him the show is completely missable. Bye bye.
7. Getting kind of stale. - Used to be better a few years back. But I get it, they’re really successful now and have their show a certain way. Jomboy seems to be getting more bitter every year, doesn’t really seem like he was in . Maybe he’s just getting burnt out. But, this podcast still has its moments and is still a good enough listen to stay subbed to it and at least give every episode minutes before you decide if you want to skip. BBD, your fake laugh is horrible. Stop.
8. Jake is a star - Love this podcast. You all do a great job. Jimmy and Jake remind me in the best possible way of Jay and Silent Bob. Which I guess makes Trevor the Ben Affleck character.
And-when you say “Bo Bichette” it really sounds like “Boba Fett.” There’s gotta be some kind of thing to go with there.
9. Jimmy and Jake are basically Ken Burns for our time - Ken Burn’s Baseball made me fall in love with the sport at a deeper level then ever before. It gave me a really good high on baseball. It made me smell the grass on opening day and feel peanut shells under my feet. Talking Baseball, Talking Yanks, Baseball Today, the Rose Rotation and other shows on Jomboy give me a small, steady dose of that same high Ken Burns gave me on a daily basis. They help me keep my love for baseball at a high level through the season, and help commiserate with me when my team is struggling. Thanks for working so hard guys! P.S. Tolkien Baseball should be it’s own weekly show. Trev watches minutes of LOTR extended cut and relates the lesson from that scene to baseball and his career.
10. Not talkin yanks - I really like some of the other shows they do but Jake and Jimmy are not as prevalent on the show as they should be. The recaps on talkin yanks are awesome but on this show they’re dry and it sounds like they’re just reading it off both a piece of paper. Show would be much better without Trevor.
Jomboy & Talkin' Jake are recapping every Yankee series, breaking down every roster move, and Talkin' Yanks every week! Podcast Intro Song by Dan Zlotnick https://www.danzlotnick.com/links
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. Some constructive feedback - As a die hard Yankees fan, Talkin Yanks is my favorite podcast. They bring a nice combo of insight and goofeyness /humor to keep it interesting. However, one piece of feedback I have of Jomboy recently (writing this Nov ) is he has seemed super disengaged. His co-host Jake will bring up something about the Yankees in the news or rumors, that Jomboy has no clue was out there. He often is condescending towards the fans ideas and hopes for the Yankees, when his company’s brand was built off of being relatable and having fun. It’s disappointing to see because I used to love this podcast so much. Now he feels unprepared, disengaged, unbothered and a big condescending. My feedback to Jomboy is to actually analyze the news and give us his perspective. When there’s a rumor the Mariners are interested in Gleyber Torres, don’t just make fun of fans that want Trea Turner, half-heartedly downplay the Mariners rumor, give an uninspiring take about the Yankees packaging their second best prospect to get rid of one year of Donaldson (which isn’t realistic), and finally just satirically say the infield will be the same as last year with no emotion in your voice. Instead, analyze a potential trade of Gleyber to Seattle? Who could we get back? Why would it work, or not work? Give us real insight as to why people that want Trea Turner shouldn’t give their hopes up. Give us a serious take on what the infield should be. And be prepared. Know the news you’re about to discuss. Jomboy Media has taken off over the last year or so and that’s awesome, and I’m sure he’s crazy busy especially with a young baby at home, but if he can’t give better than the effort he has been giving over the past - months, I’d rather they get someone else to do the show. A Joez and Jake Talkin Yanks would be so much more insightful and fun to listen to at this point.
2. Broken - These guys were a good experiment but they (especially the guy not named Jimmy) are way too concerned with maintaining a relationship with Yankees. Now they are another (low quality) propaganda source for an awful baseball organization. Also, For a good time, count the “Yeah man”s and other yeah verbal ticks by Jake.
3. An extension of Yankees baseball - Great podcast and fun commentary. I’ve been listening to their show since , needless to say I’m a big Yankees fan. I wish they kept the episode to a maximum of minutes. I think what makes them original is also their achilles hill they can deviate a lot from topic which is somewhat annoying and sometimes absolutely hilarious-“The Jake burns” (also funny) specially if you didn’t get to catch the games. Don’t care much about the awards but do offer a bit of a performance summary of the players that land on the list. Overall great podcast
4. Talkin Giants eat our farts - Your team hasn’t spent a single day above . since and your draft didn’t change who you got playing QB. You wake up every morning wishing you could be like Jake Storiale, who is notably well dressed every Wednesday and the greatest blitzball player on planet earth, but you never will be
5. My Favorite Podcast - I enjoy listening to Jomboy, Jake and BBD for all of my Yankees content. I have a forty minute commute and love listening to the perfect mix of playful banter and baseball news each week. Also, if you enjoy this podcast—don’t forget to check out Talkin’ Baseball with Jom, Jake & Trevor Plouffe for news and updates around the league.
Jeff Erickson, Clay Link, James Anderson, Scott Jenstad, Todd Zola, Fred Zinkie, Drew Silva, Christopher Crawford and Ryan Boyer cover fantasy baseball year round, including draft prep, strategy and much more!
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. Fun and Informative - This podcast is great for fantasy baseball enthusiasts - in season you get weekly podcasts that cover the recent news, injuries, and players to consider adding. The Rotowire hosts and their guests also let you know their varying opinions and let you make up your mind. James Anderson does a great job on prospects and is an excellent host also.
2. Must listen podcast - Hey guys, Alex Rinaldi here (Rinaldi on Twitter). I listen to this podcast days a week on average. I’ll NEVER ever miss the Sunday night / Monday morning FAAB recap with Jeff and Scott. I promise you that every serious player listens to that episode each week. If you aren’t, then you’re behind the competition. It’s as simple as that! The Tuesday episodes with Fred (from Yahoo!) have now become one of my favorite series in the industry as well. They have really good chemistry and do a great job bouncing ideas off each other and making you think. The rest of the episodes are great too — there’s something for everyone! You should also follow all of these guys on Twitter and reach out to them. They almost always respond, unless they’re busy, maybe they won’t respond ONCE; seriously, maybe one time you won’t get a reply—every other time— they’ll always, always help you out. And they’re just as kind on Twitter as they seem on the pod. So in conclusion, as the title of this review indicates, RotoWire is a MUST LISTEN pod for anyone who’s even remotely serious about fantasy baseball. PS, If you find any value in these pods (which it’s impossible not to; seriously, I’m not joking), then you’ll most likely love the site too. Well worth the $ — give the free trial a go and you’ll be hooked!! There are so many features to take advantage of, or at the very least, I guarantee the subscription will SAVE you a TON of time. As the saying goes — “time is money” — so really, a subscription to RotoWire is actually going to save you $. That’s a guarantee, or your money back on this (cough, free) review. )
3. Retire Zola - Dear RotoWire, your pod is great. Your website is great, the mag is great. And I enjoy listening to all your hosts, except for hall of famer Todd Zola. The man is smart, but he’s not verbally intelligent, yet dumps on people for saying “scuffling”, can’t pronounce player names, tries to be funny in ways Jeff Erickson would be embarrassed by, and generally just needs to stop talking. Find literally anyone else to partner w/ Clay on Fridays and you’d improve your already strong product.
4. Essential for Roto-Fantasy Baseball Players - This podcast is informative, entertaining, and fun. The insight and perspective is always solid. The statistical analysis is thorough but at the same time presented in a way that makes it relevant to most fantasy owners. The inseason analysis is essential in managing your roto/fantasy teams. My favorite thing about this podcast is there is no off season for it. Nothing better than being able to hear roto-fantasy baseball talk during the winter.
5. Clay/James pods a waste of my time - Listen to the // prospect pod between clay and james and tell me if you learned a single thing worth ur freaking time. Clay asks james for his best guess as to call-up dates for kiriloff, kelenic, followed by zero follow-up questions/analysis of what type of players/stats we can expect to see... But of course lets waste more time talking about hipster dbag music on this pod as usual (its a BASEBALL POD IDC ABOUT UR MUSIC PREFERENCES AT ALL MY TIME IS VALUABLE I DONT LISTEN TO BASEBALL PODS TO HEAR TWO HIPSTERS TALK ABOUT NON-BASEBALL CONTENT). Then later we spend several minutes talking clarke schmidt, aka a player not even worthy of a -team league with deep benches, AKA HOW MANY PPL IS THIS EVEN RELEVANT TO? Forgot to mention how these two routinely gloss over stuff just assuming that the audience is reading the entirety of baseball twitter every day like they do, instead of giving context or perhaps actionable intel to the listener. You two vastly overestimate how willing the audience is to put up with ur st. If it wasnt for the jenstad/erickson pods on sunday nights (which actually ARE worth my time), i would give this channel after seeing link/anderson waste my time on several occasions now... but im giving it based solely on the diligence/fandom of jenstad for actually watching the games and giving us actionable intel... One note is plz expound upon statements such as "He looks good/bad" bc id like to hear how/why.
6. Outfielder/sports moment draft - I had no interest in listening to the sports moment draft. Once the outfielder part was over I turned it off. The next day I got in my car and the pod picked up where I turned it off. The draft was the best sports item I’ve ever listened to on a pod. Jeff has become an expert in expressing his many interesting thoughts. Scott J is a master at guiding the pod, also providing unique insight. Scott P weaves a tale. The “inner Costas” line painted the perfect picture. Thanks guys.
7. Great diversity of fantasy voices. - Review by @baseballpods: Jeff’s among my all-time favorite voices in the industry. Love the way he talks about the various formats and strategies. You can tell he just loves doing this work. When he and Scott talk baseball, you feel like you’re sitting in on a conversation with friends and learning so much about fantasy. Add Todd’s scary-smart brain and biting wit, Clay’s humble but brilliant approach, and Fred’s expertise on dollar valuations, strategy and trading. What a great lineup. You even get blessed by the pure bitterness and dark pessimism of Chris Liss sometimes!
8. Please speak like normal baseball fans/human beings - They are called STEALS, not “stolen bases” — at least when every other human being refers to them when speaking...
U guys use four syllables to say “stolen bases,” instead of one to simply call them “steals” (like every other baseball fan during my years on this earth.
It reminds me of the pathetic football commentators who call it “THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE,” instead of simply saying The NFL”; who call it “THE FOOTBALL FIELD” instead of “the field”; who always say “RUN THE FOOTBALL” instead of just “run the ball”; who say “THE SAN FRANCISCO ers” instead of just saying “the ers” or “niners”...
You guys remind me of the rd-grader who is writing in complete sentences on his homework bc his teacher told him to “make sure you write in complete sentences!”..:
But no one talks like that and you sound moronic.
9. The Beat Baseball Guys on the Net - Jeff Is a great and knowledgeable Roto baseball guy...I think the best around. Big fan of the Rotowire group of guys. All offer tremendous analysis...truly! Great mix of opinions and perspectives. James Anderson is awesome with Clay too. No regrets as a long time subscriber to their site. They have helped lead me to multiple fantasy titles (especially in Baseball).
But, I am a fan of their football personalities as well. Highly recommended listen...sincerely.
Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.
Release date: 2023-03-04
1. Amazing podcast - As a huge baseball fan, living in Singapore for the past seventeen years, this amazing podcast is, to me, like an oasis to a thirsty camel. Insightful! Witty! Meg and Ben are amazing. If you like shallow and irate, go someplace else. Meg and Ben are deep and insightful-and yet listening to them is like hanging out in the dorm, talking baseball. They seem so nice and discerning that I can’t believe that Ben was a Yankees fan.
2. The best current baseball podcast - In depth, thoughtful, and insightful conversations about current baseball. Often some historical tidbits or references thrown in, but this is my go to for the modern game. The only modern baseball podcast I listen to and recommend to people. Great guests and running bits! Keep up the good work.
3. I used to like it - When it was Ben and Jeff I liked it a lot but Meg is just intolerable. I stopped listening a long time ago but wanted to hear the take on the Correa signing/not signing story. I tried. But the emotion and the amazement and the sighs…. I got minutes in and they hadn’t said a damned thing but she just keeps sighing and squealing…. I never reached a point in the Correa podcast where they actually said a substantive thing before I just couldn’t tolerate another moment of it. Jesus.
4. Baseball and points slightly adjacent - I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts over the years, and Ben Lindbergh is the best podcast host I’ve ever found. I would gladly spend my time listening to him talk about Brussels Sprouts and toilet flappers. On baseball, even more fascinating! Love the format of the show too.
5. Best in class - As the thousands of -star ratings demonstrate, Effectively Wild is easily the best long-form Twitter advertisement out there. My Twitter usage has increased roughly % since I started listening. My feed is graced with back and forth banter between baseball writers from the Athletic or Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman. I even once had a comment liked by "Baseball Craig" Goldstein and Emma Baccellieri. Needless to say, my life has been ever so slightly enriched.
6. All around great podcast - Mostly informative, often silly, but always a great and fun listen. The hosts do a fantastic job of providing onsite into the game while also keeping things light hearted and entertaining. They are well informed and prepared and bring on enjoyable guests from all facets of the game. Love the show, keep the episodes coming! PS, loved hearing the mid-’s Royals being drafted in episode ! (although they did neglect to mention Jonny Gomes’ World Series speech as part of why anyone would draft them)
7. Simply the best! - This is the only podcast I’ve found that doesn’t waste time regurgitating all the same old junk stats (W-L, ERA, Avg, and RBI just to name a few) that are still given way too much credence, and is not boring. They find truly valuable information to talk about. I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few years now. I’m chipping away at the old episodes little by little whenever I catch up on the current episodes. Ben and Meg give thoughtful, and insightful takes on a number of baseball and non-baseball topics. I especially enjoy the fact that they don’t shy away from commenting on the hot-button sometimes political issues of the day. Meg is very enjoyable, and she is funny. Don’t listen to the curmudgeons in the bad reviews. She’s great, and I always look forward to hearing what she has to say. She has a moral compass that compels her to comment on issues that plague the game like racism, sexism, sexual assault, bigotry in general, the seemingly anti-lgbtq attitude of teams (beyond pride night that some teams make optional. Looking at you Rays). I’m grateful to her for using the platform for more meaningful discourse beyond just the stats. I miss Sam too, but it’s nothing to do with Meg. It’s because Sam is worth missing, and these people should know that he doesn’t want to be in baseball anymore unless they all stopped listening before he came back as a guest. Ben is easy going, curious, thought provoking, and has become a consistent fixture, albeit only audibly, in my home. His voice is like buttah. Both are kind, thoughtful, intelligent people who are easily better humans than most I’ve encountered. You will not like this podcast if you’re an “alpha” barf or if you’re a Trevor Bauer fan more barf You will most likely enjoy it if you like stats, intelligent baseball talk, and inclusivity.
8. The Best Baseball Podcast - I’ve listened to this podcast since the mid-Jeff Sullivan era (so maybe ish years as of writing this?) and I don’t think a better baseball pod could exist. I particularly love how reasonable and wholesome this podcast is. Thank you Ben and Meg for all the hard work you do!
9. stars, yet again - It’s hysterical to me that anyone would rate this show less than stars. Sounds like a cry for help. Effectively Wild’s combination of abundance and quality is flabbergasting. Literally an episode for every imaginable version of appreciating baseball. Keep talking about labor issues! It’s hugely important, and created an easy in to a tough conversation about labor rights more broadly. I donate a small amount monthly and am proud to say it because if you like the pod and listen and can afford it, I think you should too.
10. Smartest talk on the subject of baseball - Intelligent and insight abound here and it will make you roll your eyes a lot at other podcasts’ vapid “hot takes.” The problem for me is that the focus on contracts, collective bargaining, draft rights, etc. gets pretty dry and never lets you forget baseball’s all about business, business, business.
NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspec...
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. Better then Better - I honestly do not remember how I found Nothing Personal. I listen every night before bed. David is fantastic and is so knowledgeable about how sports work from the inside. I enjoy that part so much. I can’t forget to mention Coca he’s there and always ready to help David when he might have a brain bubble. It’s awesome and highly recommend this podcast. Keep it up David you have a listener as long as you choose to do this. Thank you
2. One of my favorites. - Nothing Personal is a podcast hosted by David P Samson, former President of the Miami Marlins baseball team. The podcast primarily covers the business side of sports and entertainment, with Samson sharing his insights and experiences from his years in the industry. The podcast is released daily and covers a range of topics, including current events in the sports world, insider perspectives on contracts and negotiations, and personal stories from Samson's career. Samson is known for his no-holds-barred approach, and he isn't afraid to share his candid opinions on controversial topics. One of the things that sets Nothing Personal apart from other sports podcasts is its focus on the business side of the industry. Samson delves into topics like team valuations, the economics of stadium deals, and the impact of player contracts on team finances. This makes the podcast a great resource for anyone interested in the business of sports, whether you're a fan, a journalist, or someone looking to break into the industry. Another highlight of the podcast is Samson's storytelling ability. He has a wealth of insider knowledge and personal anecdotes, and he's not shy about sharing them on the show. Whether he's talking about negotiating with players, dealing with ownership groups, or navigating the politics of a front office, Samson's stories are always engaging and informative. Overall, if you're interested in the business of sports and entertainment, Nothing Personal with David P Samson is a podcast you should definitely check out. Samson's insider perspective and candid approach make for a compelling listen, and you're sure to learn something new with each episode. A question I have for Mr. Samson is why does he have a copy of Rush "Moving Pictures" behind his right shoulder on his office set. I am curous as this was the very first album I ever bought for myself.
3. Bauer and Ozuna - Hello David, Love the show! What are your thoughts on how MLB is handling Bauer’s situation compared to Ozuna’s? Why should one be allowed to pursue his career and not the other? Why do the Braves get away scot-free for playing Ozuna after his multiple incidents of mis-behavior?
4. Scrooge - David- Thanksgiving to the new year I take off from nothing personal. You’re a downer at the holidays. Came back on the day you talk about the collective bargaining stakes of Damar Hanlin. Didn’t the players just sign a year CBA? In years the ammo needed to drop the vesting years or add to healthcare years after is guaranteeing a th round entry contract. The Steelers guaranteed years onto Ryan Shazier after he was paralyzed. That didn’t do anything for this CBA. Skip Samson.
5. Trevor Bauer - David, Maybe I do not have all the facts of this. However, it seems to me that you paint Bauer as this bad guy. You talk about him like he actually committed the crimes that he was accused of. There is legitimate doubt that he ever did anything wrong. Last time I checked, there was a video of the alleged accuser and Bauer in bed together the morning after the alleged incident where she did not have any injuries. I just cannot see why teams should shy away from Bauer if he seems to be innocent. Please let me know if I am seeing this case incorrectly.
6. Royals New Stadium - Hello David! This is probably good for a mail bag question. December th the Royals are going to hold a listening meeting about the prospective idea of moving downtown. My question is how seriously do organizations take these type of town hall meetings with the public about a new stadium deal or in city relocation?
7. David - Excellent today episode Today Nothing Personal star David! “World Cup “ is as it’s here . Futbol Soccer Football In Qatar , There a lot going here . Human Right Voliations? Check, No BEER? Check FIFA beign corrupt? What a great place ! So what is Buswiser going to do? $M alcohol sales to to the public is gone. Review FIFA uncovered We have to see! Who goining to win? Let’s talk about beaseball Aarron Judge home run ball . Who would go over $M ? NOPPP Rob Manffred speaks. What did he to say? It’s the weekend! We made it! You David think that Loinel Messi and Argentina get it done. But you dark horse is Uruguary . If Uruguary can win the World Cup the group over Portugal I love thier chances!
8. Houston Texans - Hi David. Enjoy your show. My question is when the Houston Texans going to get punished for their part of the “massager’s” behavior? As you know, the NFL loves to tout about the executives and ownership are held to a higher standard. I haven’t heard any punishment for the Texans. Sorry for the second question but should the Texans be punished? Thanks. Joseph Hodge.
9. Keep the politics out - Used to be a regular listener until David decided to go on a political rant to start a show this week. I subscribed because I enjoyed the sports content. I used the show as an escape from politics, but when you use your sports show to push your political thoughts, I’m out. The country is divided enough. If this is your passion David, then change the podcast to one on politics…and enjoy losing half your audience.
10. Love the show, but… - I love the show, even when on vacation I go back and listen to past episodes. There’s always great information on every episode. But David, what is it with the Yankees? Why is it whenever baseball talk is the topic you have to mention that team in just about every episode? Sounds like you have something against them and you can’t get over it.
The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville, Britt Ghiroli, Eno Sarris, Keith Law, Andy McCullough, Grant Brisbee, Derek VanRiper, Tim McMaster and more come together five 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 Spring Training through the World Series.
Release date: 2023-03-01
1. out of shows worth hearing. - Starkville is great, mailbag is great, DVR & Law is very good, but - & The Round Table are usually unlistenable. Too snarky. Hosts seem more about their own brand propositions than anything related to baseball. Is the round table populated with bloggers? None seem like they have any journalistic experience. In -, I like Sarris’ writing but the guy laffs out every other sentence. Advice for both shows: Get over yourselves. We don’t know you and we don’t care what you think.
Also, the main content on this feed is the Bet MGM ad disclaimer. Thanks NYT.
2. Something for everyone - As you can see by the reviews this podcast is different shows in one podcast. Some people hate this one and love that one … and vice versa. I personally enjoy them all and think they all bring totally different things to the table. My favorite is probably the - show or the mail bag
3. Up The Roundtable! - If this were solely a review of The Roundtable, I’d go five stars- baseball podcasts are typically stat-heavy, velo-obsessed rubbish. Grant, Andy, and Mark buck the trend. Keep it up! Some good stuff on the other podcasts though. Doug Glanville is insanely good and balences out Jayson Starks’ slightly embarrasing yet endearing uncle act. I always thought Kenny Rosenthal was just a tv stiff but he’s actually an engaging listen. Not so hot on the shows with Eno Sarris and the sleepy bro dude, but I listen for some reason. Maybe it’s Sarris’ maniacal laughter. The audio quality is great across the board and beats ESPN’s “iphone in a bathroom” aesthetic by a mile.
4. Generally great - but drop the Roundtable - I’ve enjoyed so much of the Athletic’s baseball coverage this year - whatever I’m paying for the subscription is not enough. DVR is great in every one of his many pods, Eno and Keith Law never fail to educate me on a sport I thought I knew inside and out. But please, please drop ‘the Roundtable’. Grant Brisbee is smart, funny and informed on social media and everywhere he writes. However, the show is just one long unfunny inside joke. The amount of laughter track guffawing at nothing in particular is embarrassing and Andy McCullough comes across as a truly irritating and barely baseball literate curmudgeon. Truly the worst of the Athletics many great sports pods.
5. Ken - I enjoy your podcast ! I want to say that I’m a Yankees fan and was on the band wagon about the cheating the Asstro are ! Now after this season as I found is there are just a better team all around office, scouting and in the field then my team . Hard to amid but they are and not sure why they need to cheat but they did and players will have to live with it all there careers whether they were punished or not! there’s an old saying you can’t beat them join them well I think the Yankees need to find a way in which they would beat them but not by cheating! Thank you for hearing me Ken!
6. Baseball/Politics - This podcast would be very good if they took Keith Law off. If he is not trying to impress you with his so-called baseball knowledge, he’s impressing his political views on you. For the record, he’s not that smart and he has limited political knowledge. He thinks he is a base ball elitist but is far, far from it.
7. A little narcissistic - Overall I like the show though at times it’s a bit self-congratulatory. You’re sports writers, you’re not that great, but thanks for your service. Please don’t lick the athlete’s boots, they don’t need any more spit shine. And another strike against you: you are funded by the business of gambling which is morally bankrupt and biblically evil. PLEASE do not continue down this path of associating sports with gambling, it’s really really bad for all of U.S! Also, Why does Rosenthal have such an East coast bias? Is it a marketing thing? It’s not very journalistic or even-handed. Freddie Freeman’s tears are the tears of a greedy clown. — & The Round Table is the most narcissistic, it’s unlistenable: you guys are sportswriters, talk about sports, not what it’s like to cover sports and your ‘insider’ privilege or whatever, it’s boring and egotistical. & Come On! Judge in on roids, no? There certainly is history and precedent for it, and he and Stanton sure look the part. Discuss please.
8. All but one - All the shows and hosts are great, except Keith Law. He’s condescending and more likely criticizing something or someone than he is providing any analysis. I’ve listened to them all from the very beginning, but have finally had enough of him and will be skipping his from now on. Any chance Jim Callis could replace him?
9. Great shows, Roundtable’s my favorite - I listen to a lot of baseball talk during the season, and the Roundtable is far and away my favorite general baseball show out there. Just the platonic ideal of guys bein dudes talkin ball. Great chemistry with the three hosts. Please bring it back next year!
10. Ugh - Is there anybody at the Athletic who can cover any of the other teams other than the Yankees? Every podcast is a dedication to everything about the Yankees and the rest of the league gets ignored. And how is Keith Law still employed? For someone that arrogant, he’s wrong far more than any other baseball journalist ever. And that includes random guy blogs.
The official home for audio programming from Battery Power, SB Nation's community for fans of the Atlanta Braves.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Overall Great Braves Coverage, Some Shows Better Than Others - Overall, the Battery Power Podcast feed does a great job covering all things Braves and I highly recommend it to any die hard Braves fan. However, there are multiple shows and some are better than others in my opinion. The best show in my opinion is the flagship show with Brad and Scott that drops every Sunday evening during the season. I’ve been listening to them for years back when the Braves were one of the worst teams in baseball in -. Brad is an experienced podcast host (also host of Locked on Hawks which I also highly recommend to any Atlanta Hawks fans) and always does a great job organizing the show, presenting interesting data that really tells the story (not just “I think this or that” with no data to support his opinions) and keeping things moving. Scott does a good job at sharing his takes in a focused but still interesting manner. I miss Eric being a regular on the show, but I wish him the best in his new role at Tomahawk Take. If you only have time to/care to listen to one Braves podcast a week, I recommend you listen to theirs. The Podcast to be Named Later (PTBNL), their newest show, is also really good. While Brad and Scott make sure to cover all the news and notes from the past week, Kris and Stephen tend to do deeper dives on individual topics. I really enjoy Stephen’s takes, I find myself agreeing with him more than anyone else on the podcast feed. He’s very logical and data-driven which I appreciate. I agree with another reviewer though that both Kris and Stephen have more monotoned voices so it can get a little boring listening to them. Maybe getting a third host with more energy/engaging style would be a good thing to liven up the energy a bit. But I still really enjoy their podcast and recommend it as well. The third show - The Daily Hammer, I can’t say I strongly recommend. The host’s style is much more radio like with lots of repetitive phrases he says every show and is just not my cup of tea. I’ve heard him be factually wrong on things multiple times which is irritating to listen to especially when there’s no one else on the show to correct him. I almost always skip this one and wait until the flagship show or PTBNL as anything important talked about in the Daily Hammer will be discussed in a much more interesting way on the other two shows. Last, not sure if they’re still doing it since Eric left, but in the past at least there’s the Road in Atlanta podcast. I didn’t listen to them much especially in recent years when the farm system didn’t have nearly as many players to watch, but the ones I did listen to I thought they were solid. Definitely the podcast to listen to if you want to get up to speed on what’s going on in the Braves minor league affiliates and who to watch out for in the system. So overall, not all shows are / great in my opinion, but the quality of the flagship show and PTBNL still gives this podcast feed a / rating in my book.
2. Fantastic Braves Podcast - Best Braves podcast out there (especially following the lamentable exit of Atlanta Baseball Talk). Brad and Scott in particular are incredibly knowledgeable, good talkers, and offer a great balance of insight and fun. Very weird reading the other reviews that obsess over the show’s allegedly political bent, which, apart from not automatically licking the boots of billionaire owners, is a non-factor in the show. Keep up the good work!
3. Great mix of Braves content - I really enjoy the Battery Power podcasts. The only thing I would change is the excessive use of the phrase “at the end of the day,” which is said so frequently that it becomes distracting. Eric, in particular, must use it times per podcast, sometimes in odd contexts. It’s staggering. Nevertheless, I love the Sunday night week in review, which provides great recaps and sets the table well for the week to come. And anyone who keeps tabs on the farm system will enjoy the Road to Atlanta—I know I’ve learned a lot. The newest, podcast definitely has promise, though I think some of the discussion topics could benefit from a sharper, more focused frame (as opposed to just introducing them with something like “What did you think of the Michael Harris extension?”). At the end of the day, this is a great mix of content for Braves fans :).
4. Need to make some changes - For the most part I enjoy the information and analysis is most of the different podcasts. The main podcast is great with a few exceptions. I think a little bit less agreement and more differing opinions and arguments would be more entertaining. Also I think the words “like” and “etc.” are used approximately times per episode. My main complain is with the podcast to be named later. Those guys have to be the most boring personalities on the whole platform. You cannot pair these guys together. Stephen Tolbert is by far the worst. Nothing against him as a person or Braves fan/analyst but he absolutely lulls me to sleep. Has zero inflection or excitement in his voice and sounds like he is either asleep, hungover, or extremely agree. He just isn’t cut out for the mic.
5. Great resource for Braves fanatics - A terrific resource for Braves fans, particularly the weekly one which I listen to most weeks. I do think it’s time to split the podcast into separate feeds—four shows (including one that’s daily) is overkill for all but the most fanatical of fans. My favorite is definitely the flagship, the best established and with the best chemistry. Construtive criticism: A couple of hosts/panelists rely on clichéd phrases to a distracting extent, most irritatingly with the massively overused nothingburger phrase “at the end of the day.” (Also “make no mistake” and “it is what it is.)
6. Too much - The main podcast is great, but now this feed is cluttered, and honestly, redundant. I get Road To Atlanta being a show, but Daily Hammer and PTBNL are just overkill. Everytime I open my podcast app, I have to delete these. I love the Braves but I don’t need hours of podcast content a week on them. Could you at least split them into their own feeds?
7. Voices matter - I used to listen to this show religiously. Love Brad. I think now they're trying to put out too much content. The Daily Hammer is pretty much a waste of time. Really wish they'd stick with Brad as the host as all the other guys - especially Sean Coleman - just don't have good voices. Yes, it matters. Doesn't matter what you're saying if you have an annoying voice I'm not going to listen to your podcast.
8. Great info, room for improvement - Great content and good info on the Braves and their farm system updates. The guys that record really need to make sure they’re using good pro audio and know how to speak properly into a mic. The last episode about Grissom and what to do about Ozuna was pretty maddening. One guy sounded great while the other was likely speaking into an apple headphone mic on the cord and voice was going in and out and then too close and then over powering the mic with his voice. It’s so distracting and almost makes it impossible to listen to. Check out the Cover podcast to see their setup and a good quality broadcast for an example. Thanks again for all the work that goes into this and the good updates each day. And yes, like the last guy said, Coleman needs to figure out his sinuses or a way to tweak for his voice to be a suitable broadcast sound.
9. Best Braves Podcast Around - I started listening to this podcast in and haven’t stopped. On the main podcast, some combination of Brad, Scott and Eric will bring you a funny, knowledgeable, and opinion-packed hour or so of Braves Baseball talk every week. The hosts have a good dynamic, a good rapport, and they know they’re stuff. The podcast network also has the Road to Atlanta podcast, if you want to know what’s up in the minors as well as the Daily Hammer, which gives daily updates about the Braves. A great podcast. A
10. Shawn Coleman: End the filler words - Shawn Coleman’s Daily Hammer is great on content but he overuses filler words “obviously” and “certainly”. It is almost unlistenable at times. He could eliminate % of the filler words and not change the meaning whatsoever. Listen to a recording and think about your choice of words. Otherwise a great podcast!
A sort of sports show but not really. Filled with meaninglessness. Hosted by Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur. joeposnanski.substack.com
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Joyous - I have knowledge about any sport, and as a New Yorker it seems sacrilegious to endorse a podcast with two notoriously anti-Yankee hosts, but man does this show brighten up my day. I came on to this as a fan of Linda Holmes and PCHH, and after listening to a Holiday Draft, I was all in. Not only is he the creator of one of my favorite shows (The Good Place) but Mike Schur is probably one of the only people I could just listen to no matter what he’s talking about. The other, of course, is Joe Posnanski. Also: For people who think Nick Offerman or Jason Kander are serious % of the time, you are in for a treat!
2. My favorite, and I don’t even like sports - One thing though - Joe, your new mic. It’s somehow even worse. The latest episode is unlistenable, it sounds like you’re in the bottom of a well. Otherwise outstanding podcast! Edit: he fixed it! Now my only issue is that I get the One Last Meaningless Thing song stuck in my head all. The. Time.
A Red Sox podcast hosted by Jared Carrabis offering unfiltered takes on the Boston boys of summer. With regular contributions from Pete Blackburn and Pat Light, no other Red Sox podcast brings you content that will get you closer to the Boston Red Sox.
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Really Bad - This is a podcast for those that enjoy limited vocabulary, forced laughter at bad jokes and side trips to the inane .
The fanfest edition was particularly tedious. We got to hear about make up and their gratuitous insults towards Springfield.
There are so many better pods out there covering the Sox. Stay away from this lemon.
2. Self-important drivel - I tried to like this podcast as I’m a huge Sox fan. However this guy is insufferable. The majority of the pod is Carrabis ranting about how important and “tied-in” to Red Sox news he is; making excuses for his tweeting about information that was actually false; and dropping f-bombs while rambling on about his personal life with his co-hosts. Hardly ANY Sox news. Oh well, lol
3. Sure, his name is the title of the show - But we come here to listen to a show about the Red Sox, not Carrabis and his life. Spending more than min on his NESN booth experience or throwing out the first pitch should never happen. “Baseball is Dead” is better because the Bearded one keeps Jared’s ego in check.
4. Best Sox pod around - It's really my favorite baseball pod. I do like it better when it's not just Tyler on there. But he's solid, not his fault. Just more entertaining when you have Pat and Pete in the mix. Love the Pat and Jared dynamic. Makes for great comedy. And keep Pats Picks coming. I need the top pieces of architecture in Bulgaria!
5. Fire Tyler - We left sports talk radio to come listen to you. You bring in this guy Tyler who goes on these fake rants and is just a stereotypical sports talk radio guy. No talent. Just whines. Let’s talk baseball stop whining. Also he said Bobby Dalbec was bad at defense last year. If you’re gonna have Pat not watching games Tyler has to at least know baseball not just know how to whine.
6. Stay. Hot. Rocket - This is the alpha Sox podcast. You’re getting the best recaps, authentic opinions, and the best humor from the world’s leading Sox fan. The co-hosts all compliment Jared to his fullest, and we’ve only just started. I look forward to every single episode. Stay hot, Rocket. Go Sox.
Chris Rose and Trevor Plouffe discuss the hottest topics in baseball Monday through Friday!
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. Great podcast - I love this podcast! Some people say that all they talk about is the Yankees and Braves. Its not their fault that those are some of the most interesting teams in baseball! I am a nationals fan and I am really hoping that once we rebuild we will get some more talk time on this podcast. Thank you guys so much for making this amazing podcast.
2. Love it! - One of my favorite podcasts for any category of podcast (sports/baseball or not). Chris and Trevor have a great dynamic between them. I love hearing both of their perspectives. I just discovered this podcast during the post-season that is still going on, and I search for this one in my feed to make sure I listen to it every day. Five stars and highly recommended.
3. Percent yankees and Mets - If you're hoping for a podcast that talks about teams other than the Yankees, Mets, and Braves, this isn't it. Good enough discussion, but west coast teams are largely excluded, unless there's something going wrong with them. best team in baseball (Dodgers) only occasionally gets a mention.
4. Good premise, bad execution. Trevor needs to improve big time - Hard to take Trevor seriously. He refuses to say a negative thing or criticize any player or manager….. it’s like he’s afraid to piss off former teammates. He’s like the Dickie v of baseball talk lol every guy is the player of the year, every guy is a diaper Dandy. Just can’t be considered a credible member when you’re afraid of peoples feelings
5. HOF is a joke! - Really not sure why this is never discussed but Clemens has CY youngs doesn’t the writers have to vote on that too? As well for Bonds MVPs ? Now was Bonds , Clemens , ARod , Shilling and Sosa are they not as good or some better then Ortiz ? This has confused me as well as the character clauses in Baseball ? Well hope to hear more debates as the days goes on ! And for F says get this lock out over already so MLB can black out my game that I watch when I pay them ! Idiots
St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and other sports columnists and reporters discuss the Cardinals, MLB and anything tangentially related to the national pastime and the city that adores it.
Release date: 2023-02-20
1. Great Podcast by the Best Coverage Team in Baseball - If you only read the “constant Cardinals coverage” as presented by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, it’s tough to appreciate the quality and quantity of the coverage relative to other MLB teams. But rest assured, these guys are as good, if not better, than anyone else in covering their team and working their beat. I especially enjoy the episodes with beat writers from other teams, since they have the real inside scoop on their teams and how they fit in the league landscape.
2. Good podcast, but… - It’s a really good podcast featuring great conversations between people who really do know the game of baseball, and they provide educated and thought-provoking analysis. My irk is that during the last few episodes, it’s obvious that Derrick is writing something on a notepad with a pencil when he’s not talking, and that “sharpened graphite against padded looseleaf” sound is aptly apparent in the background and it really takes away from the conversation. Either Derrick is writing about something that has to do with the podcast (which would be odd considering he’s recording an audio podcast about it), or he’s multitasking or perhaps prepping for his next column. Either way, it’s annoying.
3. One of my favorites - There’s a long list of podcasts I’m subscribed to but a short list of must-listens. Best Podcast in Baseball is always a must-listen. Goold is always very fair, intelligent, and well tempered. These traits and his great diction seem to get him into conversations that many other journalists and podcasters don’t get to have. The episode with Susan Slusser last year stands out to me as a really fascinating insight to the Giants & the Cardinals philosophies. Other great episodes include: Jesse Rogers ESPN, Ben Verlander, & GM Mike Girsch. Although BenFred offers terrible proposals sometimes, I love episodes with him or Bernie because they have huge passion for improving the team every step of the way. Audio quality is inconsistent, but the recording set up for this podcast is nomadic. So, I have no gripes. I’d like to hear from some pitching experts in the future, and I hope Jeff Passan can make his way on BPIB sometime.
4. Great stuff! - Thank you for mentioning the stupid, self-defeating blackout rule the MLB imposes on Internet broadcasts, specifically how bad it is for baseball fans in Iowa. I am trying to get my kids to be obsessive Cards fans, but we can’t get the cable station here and radio just won’t draw them in. With a work stoppage? I’ll stop trying to recruit them.
5. Very very good...with a few thoughts. - . Wish someone could get a handle on the difference in volume between Derrick and his guests in a show. When one voice is incredibly loud and the other is incredibly quiet in on conversation, it makes the show unlistenable. This show has been on for years. This is an easy easy fix which I wish would happen. . The dancing fairies music bed and intro blurb on the front side of the show doesn’t usually work too well. It’s difficult to hear because the audio is consistently too quiet when listening in the car. If you’re hearing it with closed-ear headphones or in a quiet environment, the nuance of the cutesy-ish audio sort of works, but in real-world listening environments, it’s just confusing and a bit irritating. . This show doesn’t seem to be a strong suit for Ben. He seems like a fine fellow and knows baseball, but his tone and, well, personality don’t mesh with Derrick’s. I’ve been waiting for Ben to settle down and find his groove and it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Derrick seems to be consistently exercising patience while Ben fumbles his way through attempts at humor and steps on Derrick’s measured wisdom. Derrick is a rare talent and Ben is, well, simply not nearly as good. If Derrick found a better co-host, it would be a really nice step forward for the show, but I understand that could be difficult to find since I’m assuming this podcast is one of many many responsibilities to take on in modern journalism. Go Cards!
6. Keep ‘em coming - Love when there’s a crossover with reporters from other teams—like the latest with Martino of SNY. Really enjoy hearing C. Trent—always has a great take. BenFred and Anne Rogers are great. Love the Commish. Would be open to hearing from other baseball scribes in other markets, and/or either Cardinals front office personnel or MLB execs. GREAT hearing Bernie again. I would be interested to hear stuff on early STL Cards, Browns, and/or Stars history. The Sklar Bros is a stand out episode. Would enjoy an episode with Jason Stark. Keep ‘em coming!
7. Top notch reporting - You can’t ask for better, more detailed, timely reporting on the Cardinals and baseball. Reflective of the P-D’s tremendous quality and dedication to baseball beat writing and columns. Gets only stars because BPIB needs some serious technical expertise to get volume right; multiple episodes have had very low audio for Goold’s guests.
8. Great pod - Long time, first time.... etc. I just wanted to say as a previous MLB front office employee I have to say that when mike and Derek said that interns needed to be paid I agree and had voiced my concern about that while with in the MLB circle. I think that in itself if MLB limiting the pool of those who are financially able to go to college and then take a position that was difficult to pay rent student loans and etc with.
9. Good aside from Goold - Whenever Ben Fred or Benjamin Hochman contributes to the podcast, they offer insightful, well thought out baseball commentary and substance. Derrick Goold, however, has become pretentious, frequently talks over his cohost and guests, and has a hard time keeping his political stance and tenor out of the baseball conversation that is supposed to be happening.
10. Go Redbirds - Love your gamers, articles, blogs, and podcasts, Derrick. Full stack. But get better gear for your voice recordings. Just listened to your episode with Trevor, and I could hear him breathe and fidget while you were talking. But you know your stuff. I say more Rockies front office role playing. Go Redbirds
Hosted by Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press and Mark Gorosh of “Don't Call It A Rebuild, It's A Teambuild” podcast. Days of Roar can be found every Monday wherever you listen to podcasts. Tune in to listen to engaging conversations and unique perspectives on your Detroit Tigers. Evan brings insider insights and analysis as a Tigers beat writer and Detroit native combined with Mark’s in-depth analysis as a baseball lifer who thinks like an executive. Days of Roar is your go-to Tig...
Release date: 2023-02-24
Former host of MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" Chris Rose is back and talking about his passion, baseball! This time with a rotating co-host of six active MLB players. Twice a week, Chris will be sitting down with Trevor May, Steven Brault, Miguel Rojas, Tyler Glasnow, Lucas Giolito and Austin Hedges discussing everything that is happening across Major League Baseball and what they are getting into off the field.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Joe Kelly interview ruined my view of Chris - Just had to promote Joe Kelly and his violence. He says he nearly lost control and was climbing over people to attack a fellow player in the streets and Chris is laughing, egging him on. Chris really just wants to be buddies with his guests, no criticism for a guy who thinks he’s tough for throwing a fastball at a guy. Classless. He’ll do anything for clicks I guess
2. Best jomboy media pod - Best jomboy media pod because it has a great design and flow to it. The way the co host and guest change daily makes it very enjoyable. The guests and co hosts are all great and none of them are Dicks they are all good people that aren’t boring. Migey Rojas is by far my fav co host and Chris rose does a great job every episode. I love this pod.
3. Best baseball podcast - So IT is one of my favorite television shows of all time and kinda helped form who I am as a person BUT I actually think this podcast is even better! I binged podcasts this weekend and it was so nice hearing people’s unfiltered opinions and getting to know people on an even deeper level (IT was great but obviously time constraints). Would LOVE a Chris/Kevin podcast at some point!!
4. Boo hoo hoo Tyler and Kris - Hmmm. Glasgow blames the lack of sticky stuff for his forearm injury but guess what? Don’t hear any other pitcher say that. Oh, please listen to the Ken Rosenthal pod from Monday on how a letter was sent to each club March regarding foreign substances to the ball but even back to was communicated. Shame on Glasgow and Rose for . Not even mentioning it and . As player rep Glasnow should have been fully aware. Duh. Plus the fact balls were being taken out of play and studied early in the year, yea, that could be a clue ya think? We get it Rose gets by as a player’s butt kisser or else he would not have a show but where’s the hitters side, guys like Realmuto, Donaldson, Duvall, Bryant all explaining how far out of control it got to the point MLB had to do something, clumsy as it is.
5. Anthony P - Such a great podcast! I’m a true fan of the game of baseball, but wish this podcast was marketed better so more people knew about it. I have connections with many professional players, coaches, scouts, and baseball fans and not one of them knew about the podcast. It’s so awesome with great insight with all the players involved, but I just wish more people knew about it. Overall I look forward to every Monday and Thursday for new episodes. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to the new guest hosts each time. BTW you need Lucas, max, and jack back on at the end of the season. Crazy to think they were on the same high school team and love to hear about the connection the all still have. Chris you might have lost your previous gig, but in my opinion this is times better. Keep up the great work, and maybe with all of Mrs. Rose HW assignments she can make an appearance since she’s such a huge pet of the show!
6. ers - Chris, love the podcast. Perfect fit for you. And Tyler is a stud on it, too. One slight observation : in the Aced Out read, you mention the Rays ers hat “because they started in .” The ers is actually a reference to Cash’s now-famous quote about his “stable of guys who throw .” Look forward future episodes!
7. Wonderful listen - I binged all of the episodes over the past two days and haven’t gotten sick of it. Baseball doesn’t want to market its players but Jomboy Media and Chris Rose have come together to bring us a program that gives us a real look into the life of a baseball player on and off the field and allows us to relate to these men as humans. Can’t wait for further episodes and hopefully some Brewers guests.
8. Amazing listening - I am a Dodger fan who felt no sympathy at all for Glasnow or Snell after the WS but after listening to Snell as a guest and getting to know Glasnow better after listening to him as a co host I really enjoy both of them as people and will be watching them closely this season. However, I can’t wait to enjoy a game at out second home stadium, Petco Park, soon and watch them beat up on the Padres, of course crushing the hearts of Snell, fellow host Steven Brault, and his friend and recent guest Joe Musgrove, Go Dodgers.
9. It’s not baseball without Chris Rose - I’ve been a huge fan of Intentional Talk since it started and was rather sour about MLB Network not bringing Rosey back. So I was ELATED to see he is resurfacing with his very own baseball podcast and with his access to all the players he has all the fire power to make it awesome. Cause after all, it’s just not baseball without Chris Rose.
10. Subscribe right now - Honestly stumbled upon discovering Chris Rose and I’m glad I found him! Listened to Talkin Yanks and he was on there, instantly hooked. Rose has a very appealing voice, I checked out this podcasts and love it! Incredible that he has present players on the pod, and like Miguel Rojas said, you won’t waste your time listening.
An MLB podcast designed to grow the game and laugh in the face of those who have prematurely called the sport of baseball “dead” for a century. Hosted by Jared Carrabis, this show covers baseball from top to bottom, league to league, division to division and team to team, boasting the best guest list in baseball media.
Release date: 2023-02-22
1. Ridiculous, usually in a good way - This is the most ridiculous baseball/sports podcast (maybe even podcast period). Do they sometimes talk like jocks (or construction workers where I work) who don’t know that you can speak without the f-word? Sure. Is it kinda annoying to anyone who was brought up to use other words instead of the same word over and over? Absolutely at times. But I most definitely love the energy of the show!! The enthusiasm for baseball is real. There are homers on the show!!!…not the kind that hit it out of the park, but the kind that can’t talk baseball about their team if their player signed somewhere else. But it fits the ridiculous, hilarious, SQUIRREL!! energy of this podcast. Is it the best podcast? No. Is it the most entertaining baseball podcast? Maybe!!! If you enjoy coming back to the point of conversation after minutes of rabbit holes and inappropriateness, while still getting this sense that it’s real and not forced, you’ll enjoy this show. Just don’t listen around your kids or your mom.
2. Hilarious baseball podcast… - … but Jesus Christ Dallas would you stop fellating Shohei Ohtani every single goddamn episode!? He’s not winning the MVP and he’s never coming to Oakland no matter how deep you jam his rod, get over yourself. Every single time I hear this tired talking point come up I try to skip past it only to find out that Dallas’ temper tantrum has consumed the rest of a perfectly good episode.
3. Get rid of Joey - Whenever Joey laughs, I think there’s a -year-old girl on the podcast and then I realize it was Joey giggling. It’s clear he doesn’t know much about baseball either, so he often derails the discussions when he interjects his stupid comments. Don’t know why he’s on here. Jared is a narcissist and constantly talks about himself. He’s the kind of guy who you see checking himself out in the mirror in public gyms while people are trying to workout. The rest of the podcast is Jared clearing his throat, Joey air laughing after every other sentence and giggling like a little girl, and a lot of dead air.
4. “Unbiased” podcast slowly getting biased. - Absolutely love this podcast and Braden is the man. Since the separation from barstool this podcast has gotten more biased though. Lots of Braves talk, because of the addition of Joey, but they don’t have the best record in the NL. Not even the second best and it’s largely favored to talk about the Braves and Red Sox. “Talkin Baseball” is really great if you’re looking for more talk around the league. (Dodgers, Mets, Yankees, etc.) All teams get the love of they're playing good ball.
5. The best baseball pod in existence. - If you like baseball, you owe it to yourself to listen to Baseball Is Dead. The boys do an amazing job covering topics in, around, and even outside of the baseball world. When I listen to an episode, I feel like I’m talking the game with friends, and not being “talked at” like some other talking heads seem to do.
6. Throwin chundos!!!! - DB and Jared are the best in the business. Love this podcast. I’ve been listening since Starting and will continue doing so. The addition of Joey is a bonus. He fits in so well. I hope one day that I can get a pic with DB at Hohokam during Spring Training and Jared in Section . Let’s gooooooooo boys!!
7. Cream of the crop - There are so many lame, boring baseball podcasts I basically gave up after Up and In disappeared. Then I heard this one and now I get in everyone’s face about how good it is. So far it’s lead to streetlights. One may or may not have involved Tom Vercucci, pending litigation so I gotta play it cool. Keep up the good work!
8. Too much shtick - Wanna love this show so much. Dallas is a national treasure and is the heartbeat of this pod. He brings an insight and perspective that fans wanna listen to and delivers it in an entertaining way. Jared brings the show down by doing annoying little bits and blowing the Red Sox the whole time. The new Starting group is a better listen imo
9. Fresh Start Worked - After listening to about half of the old pod, I haven’t missed a second of the new one. Feels like the fresh start really helped the chemistry of Dallas and Jared and I enjoy their back and forth way more. Jake is great. A perfect add to the pod. And shoutout to him for Baseball Doesn’t Exist YT. That channel alone has gotten more than one of my friends significantly more interested baseball. Good luck and appreciate you guys!
10. Great Podcast Overall - I really enjoy this podcast. I’m a big Braves fan and having a podcast that talks about the NL makes me want to listen to it a little more, and I’ve started to like the Red Sox as a second favorite team just because of Jared. The only thing I would like is maybe have a few more guests come on the show. Early in the season when they had Joe West and different players on makes it a lot more interesting. Overall I love the show. Keep up the good work.
Minnesota Twins Talk with Aaron Gleeman and John Bonnes. For more, including midweek, episodes, check out https://www.patreon.com/Gleeman.
Release date: 2023-02-24
1. Best Twins Podcast - I’ve been a Gleeman & Geek listener since Day One after finding Aaron’s writing in the early s. The Twins market has no one else who comes close to the quantity or quality of content about the team — combine that with the fun banter and good-natured ribbing and you have a great weekly podcast. Go find the Patreon for more!
2. Love the podcast but - I’ve been a listener for the past few years and love the show. My only complaint as of late is the continuous rehashing of being disrespected on your way up. We get it and we are happy for you guys, but the past - podcasts have spent min telling us about the disrespect writers showed you, about how tough it was and yada yada yada. Same story, different podcast episode. It was interesting the first time I heard it but I’m actually starting to get frustrated by it now. Turned off the podcast for the first time since I started listening years ago.
3. Longtime listener - Patreon and OG listener…I go back to Aaron’s original blog. Now out of state, I religiously listen to the podcast on Monday AM. On the new release schedule it’s often a week late but that’s been my tradition since their first episodes. Fill in with a few patrons. Great insight and very listenable.
4. Diversity of thought - Love the show, I listen every week faithfully even during the off-season. Gives me great insight into the inner workings of the twins and how the team is run. I also really appreciate how it’s void of hyperbolic opinions and click bait. Straight to news, notes, and data. HOWEVER, Aaron Gleeman, you need to let John Bonnes share his opinion more freely. John has great thoughts, outside opinions and insight. You shoot him down far too often and his voice is often not heard. Let him talk, he may even teach you something. Great show guys; everyone interested in (Twins) baseball should give a listen.
5. Gleeeeeeman and the Geek - I have listened to this show for a while so I feel confident in these. Strengths of Aaron:
- Noticeable, awesome passion for the Twins
- League-wide knowledge and understanding
- Good at explaining things to the less-knowledgeable fan Strengths of John:
- General charisma - Thinks through things very pragmatically
- Great laugh
6. Great Twins Podcast - Updated: downgrading to a four star only because now that they have a patreon side, I feel like there is a minute live promo of them promoting the patreon side. This is on top of usually three sponsors they promote. Understand they are trying to make some money, no fault in they. It just is getting to be a lot for a supposedly free podcast. The rest of the elreview is still valid other than as they gotten bigger, you don’t seems to get the brewery and restaurant reviews anymore, which is a shame. Gleeman and The Geek is an excellent Twins podcast. They know their stuff on all things Twins, and they also give a great review of the local Brews/Breweries and Resturants in the Twin Cities. They add a bit of humor talking about their lives and personal experiences (this can turn into half the show during the offseason). Great addition to the local take on the Twins.
7. Calm down Aaron - I’ve listened to nearly every show. I’m a patreon subscriber. It’s the highlight of my week when a new episode drops. This show is the best when you guys have thorough, thoughtful analysis, and even better when you disagree respectfully. That said I don’t know how much more I can take of Aaron brow beating John. It seems as though any slip of the tongue is met with instant disdain and there’s no willingness for clarification. This completely distracts from all the good you guys bring to the Twins community.
8. Great show but gleeman needs to check his ego - Love the show, but I’m about to stop listening due to Gleeman wasting half the show trying to shoot down every opinion anyone else brings up due to their stupidity for having an opinion. This anger he brings makes him look unprofessional and amateurish. His potential looks low with this attitude. Maybe he should seek therapy.
9. Must Listen For All Twins Fans - As an out-of-state, die-hard Twins fan, this podcast is a MUST LISTEN for all Twins fans—casual and hardcore alike. Aaron brings an objective, analytic commentary on all aspects of the ball-club: front office roster moves, in-game & lineup decisions, and player performance. All of which is balanced with John’s happy-go-lucky emotional fan perspective. Aaron also brings a wealth of knowledge of the Twins’ minor league players that isn’t available elsewhere. After listening to the show thru the Twins’ last - miserable seasons, the podcast brings another way to enjoy and keep up with the Minnesota Twins. Keep up the good work!
10. So enjoyable. - Have been listening since episode . John and Aaron have a great dynamic, are open and honest and above all, have deepened my love for the Twins and baseball. I’ve also personally experienced one instance where John has shown a caring heart to me as a listener going through a tough time.
Unfiltered, Uncensored College Baseball Coverage. Ben & Dimitri dive deep into college baseball details that you will find nowhere else.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Best College Baseball Pod - So excited to have found a legit college baseball podcast. Y’all are super informative, cover the big and small schools and make it entertaining. I listen to you guys while working and it gets me through the day. I can’t wait to follow you guys for updates and more entertainment throughout the year. Thank you guys! Go Washington Huskies!
2. Best BASEBALL podcast - I’ve been a fan of the podcast since the very beginning. They give their honest opinions and attempt to make the game more exciting with new ideas. They’re also great guys. I’ve never met them but I’ll dm Ben a question, whatever it may be and he rarely leaves me hangin. This isn’t just the best college baseball podcast in the world, but perhaps the best baseball podcast.
3. This Podcast Deserves A BatFlip - Do you like college baseball? If you answered no, then you clearly haven’t watched any college baseball or are just a miserable person. No worries, this podcast can help you. They guys here will not only give you the low down on the college baseball scene across the country and give you relevant & personable interviews from coaches and players alike, but they will give you some good laughs. They call it like it is, and what more can you ask. This podcast is not for the fans with thin skin- sincerely an Ole Miss fan
4. Listen to this or your team won’t go to Omaha for the next years - I love this podcast. Every day I’ll open up the app just to see if they’ve uploaded a new one. These dudes really know what they’re talking about, and have very entertaining segments which always have a way of going along with it. Always super interactive with fans on social media. If you want to know about the dudes who are raking and dicing all around college baseball you’ll know. College baseball doesn’t get a lot of exposure right now but if we want it to blow up these guys will be the ones leading the charge.
5. All the college baseball worth talking about - point is only three weeks old, but it is now a must listen for me. I anxiously await each episode because of the passion these guys have for college baseball. Their knowledge of all things current in college baseball is incredible. Each podcast is a lively conversation about baseball, I never know where they’re going next, but I’m never disappointed. I highly recommend this podcast to any baseball fan, give it a try.
6. Finally, an outlet to listen to college baseball commentary - Ben and James are fantastic. Two dudes that played at the D level, who both have a high understanding for the game itself and the day-to-day life of college baseball. It’s awesome to be able to listen to their insight and analysis of the college baseball world. If you have any interest in college baseball this is the podcast for you!
7. Refreshing View of College Baseball - Honestly, this podcast is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to in a while. These two guys are a great listen. They bring legitimacy to the fact that they used to play division baseball. It’s not dry and have only scores and break downs of big name teams. They break down the game and talk about teams you don’t hear on big shows like ESPN or the SEC Network. They appreciate the old and new aspects of college baseball and are obviously guys who love and appreciate the game! They have some good ideas and thoughts about what’s new and up and coming for college baseball. I’d definitely urge you to subscribe if you love to listen about the ins and outs of college baseball!
Follow along with Jake Mastroianni this season as the Atlanta Braves look to build upon last years momentum and look to return the Braves to national prominence with the Locked On Braves Podcast. Phenoms, franchise cornerstones, young blood, and grizzled veterans, the Braves have it all. This season we'll take the journey with one of the most exciting Atlanta teams in recent history and delve beyond the box score to fully understand the talent unfolding before us. Part of the Locked On Podcast N...
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Audio Equivalent to Watching Paint Dry - This podcast was great in -, with Dylan Short running it. Now, it’s the young guy from the Tomahawk Take podcast. I had to unfollow that podcast… DURING A PLAYOFF RUN because of how much of a bore it was. Now this guy has brought that over to locked on. Your better off following Talkint Chop, is real and The Platinum Sombrero. No personality, no charisma, paint drying boredom, sorry just had to say it.
2. Missed the mark with Dylan’s replacement - Going from a host who is emotive and expressive (not to mention an actual Braves fan) to one who sounds bored by the sound of his own voice is difficult for listeners to the show. With the change in personnel, this podcast went from “must-listen” to “only if there’s no other Braves content”. Locked on podcasts have this weird segmented format with too many commercials than the content being produced deserves anyway, but at least with Dylan Short as host it was a podcast to look forward to. Maybe with time Jake will get better, or maybe we’ll get a new host soon.
3. Good - I really enjoy the content and the host, but I just don’t understand the process for when they release episodes. Why do you release an episode that functionally recaps the previous two games an hour before the next night’s game. A lot of the analysis will just be totally different. I can only listen when an episode is released before an off day
4. Annoying - The host just annoys me! I like other Locked On shows and love the Braves. However, the host is way too opinionated. Not only is he opinionated but he will make sure that he lets you know he knows best. Please find a better host and someone who actually records daily episodes like the locked on network states they do.
5. Dylan is awesome - These short deep dives are great if you missed a game or recent series. The consistency of a show everyday isn’t always there but I cannot imagine the difficulty in preparation, recording, editing, and uploading everyday... so though I wish it was everyday, I am beyond grateful for the work he puts into it.
6. Insight, content, easy to listen too - I love listening to this show. It is short and sweet, and I’m glad. I don’t want one show per week that’s . hours long, just give me minutes doses every day. He is a stats guy. He is opinionated, and I don’t agree with all of his opinions, but that’s okay. He challenges the way I think about the team, and the game. He does a great job of breaking down each and every game. Keep up the great work.
7. Informative and appropriately critical - Love this show for the advanced stats and its willingness to criticize poor decisions, a trait that sets it apart from some of its Braves-sphere competition. I only wish the episodes were a bit longer! One gripe: The music feels like it was selected by an Affliction T-shirt. Can we meet somewhere between Panic! on your end, and The Beatles on mine? How about Weezer?
8. Disappointing - I listen to a ton of locked on podcast (Hawks, Falcons, NBA, NFL, MLB, etc.) but the host of this one (in ) is incredibly one sided on some topical issues, which is fine to have an opinion about but at least give it a balanced look. Another thing that set me off to write this was because he called a respected Braves journalist, Mark Bowman, an idiot for his opinion on one of the Braves players. Again it’s fine to have a different opinion, but give the full context of the situation and then respectfully explain why you disagree, just don’t call them an “idiot” instead.
The White Sox Talk Podcast brings you unparalleled insight and access to the White Sox. Featuring interviews with current/former players and coaches, we’ll tell you why something happened yesterday, and what’s likely going to happen tomorrow. Featuring Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Chris Kamka, and a whole lot of White Sox and baseball guests. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday, and whenever news breaks.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Chuckie dah man - Met Chuck at spring training with my wife and new born son. My parents were there as well. My dad got his attention by yelling That’s our Chuck! Came over immediately and was super nice. Thank you for putting this together it’s my fav Sox talk podcast. Locked on White Sox in a close second place but you edged them out!
2. Water Carrying - Chuck and the team have always had an optimistic view of the white sox, but I’m going to stop listening after the TLR / Bob Nightengale interview. Shameless and embarrassing. The fallback for the white Sox for this decision will be horrendous as ticket sales, jersey sales, and viewership goes down. If they continue on with TLR, I hope they are prepared for a year of protest and poor PR which will ultimately decrease the value of the franchise and JR’s wealth in the short term.
3. Kevin Hickey - Chuck—I was born at Ravenswood Hopital in Chicago (), into a family that loved the Sox. Was at the st game of the ‘ World Series (saw Big Klu hit dingers) and even though I have lived in Boise, ID for many years, my life still revolves around my beloved SOX.
Am a regular listener to your Podcast and wouldn’t miss an episode for the world.
Just listened to the episode on Kevin Hickey and had to tell you that you can PUT IT ON THE BOARD!. That was the best minutes I’ve spent this year.
Thanks for what you do and keep it coming.
4. Rick Hahn’s mouthpiece - While I enjoy the interviews with prospects and legends, it is clear NBC Chicago, which is partially-owned by White Sox owner, is much more of a mouthpiece for the team than an objective news source. Garfien and Co. are over-the-top in praising the team, and unwilling to engage in much criticism. And it has gotten worse as Hahn and Co. take more criticism. If you want solid work on minor affiliates along side feel-good fluff about how great the team is, and more content from White Sox staff, this will serve your needs. If you want more balanced takes on the team, this is not for you.
5. Chuck Garfein is terrble - Chuck is terrible. The team.should rightly be criticized for putting out a terrible product for the last decade. Instead of taking note of this, Chuck (the Sean Spicer of sports media) lashes out at the fan base, insults it's collective intelligence and walks off the playground taking his toys in a childlike tantrum.
6. Truth - What impressed me with this podcast is the truth on Adam Eaton/Todd Frazier melodrama. I think of this podcast as being an organ of the WSox and this episode showed the WSox warts and all. New found respect for Garfein and company as this was more journalism than PR flack for the organization. Kudos! Btw you will sell more tickets with the unvarnished truth. Part of the unique attraction of baseball is the wacky truth. Thanks for the insight.
NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with weekly appearances from Duane Kuiper, bring you comprehensive coverage of the San Francisco Giants. Don’t miss out on in-depth analysis, breaking news coverage and exclusive interviews with Giants players, coaches and front-office personnel. Giants Talk has new episodes year-round, so subscribe now for all your San Francisco Giants needs.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Informative fun listening - Been listening to the podcast since spring ‘ Dubón interview. Cole and Alex are an excellent mix of reporter/fan viewpoints. Realistic assessments of day to day and not some of the hyper-critical vitriolic nonsense of some other Giants-centric media/twitter.
Other sources quote Alex, so you might as well hear it from him on the podcast.
2. Enjoyable if sometimes irritating - Overall I enjoy this podcast. I especially enjoy when they bring in Kuip or have interviews with players and coaches. I also enjoy the lighthearted banter and it doesn’t bother me when they go off topic. Sometimes Alex comes off as kind of dismissive/full of himself but that’s my only complaint!
3. Would be better with just Alex - I’ve been trying to like Cole but he brings things off topic too often, especially with his woke views on everything to signal to the listeners how morally good of a person he is and just how much he cares. I used to like the podcast that Alex did solo. Cole’s analysis is usually about how handsome certain players are and how the team’s uniforms look. Alex tries too hard to be funny and wants to be like the barstool guys (he uses their lingo and humor and it’s cringe). He also interrupts Cole nearly every sentence. You might be wondering why I bother listening to this with all of those criticisms, and the answer is because of Duane.
4. Cole is the best - I am giving it stars because of Cole. Alex, humble yourself….we get it you are the giants beat writer you don’t have to look down on peoples questions. Some people don’t have the time to Pay attention to every giants game or moves, but the fact you always single out people and ask to not @ you on Twitter is so arrogant.
5. Keeps me updating. Thanks. :) - First of all, you’re the best. I am a HUGE giants fan. But as you know, before the season, they basically sucked. So I stopped being involved. But in , I was searching giants on podcasts. And I find this podcast called giants talk. So I listen to one podcast. And I found out that the giants were having a great season and with so much information, I got involved again. Without you guys I wouldn’t know the GIANTS MADE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE! The wins would be all wasted. But cause of y’all, I know. Now I basically listen to it every day. (It’s amazing.) so thank you so much Alex and cole. Keep it up.
6. C’mon Alex - First off, I love the interviews and the content you have both been providing. But Alex trying to say the ATL Braves stadium move was motivated by race is laughable. Stick to baseball and out of politics m, especially when you’re uneducated in that realm. The Braves moved because the city refused to sell them move space for parking and other attractions. Now you’re educated.
7. ForeverGauchos ForeverGiants - I got into the habit of taking my dog on all of these long walks in the hilly West Side of Santa Barbara during Giants' night games all summer. With so many off days during the postseason, I started to decompressed (& process) with Alex & Cole more regular-like. Alex has been doing this for more than a decade, & our junior Kuiper, well, he grew up in the Giants fam. They're smart, they're fun... they're still young. I did feel like urging them to try PT Anderson's Magnolia a couple days ago – Interview with the Vampire is a prestige Tom Cruise movie?! What? ;) But otherwise, they clearly know what they're talking about. :) Given the magnitude of tonight's LA/SF Game at Oracle, I'm sure I'll jump on this ASAP. Was trying to think of some sort of RallyZito hashtag & then I just keep remembering that they're ALL from UC Santa Barbara. I'd love to get this pair at least to talk to some of the Gaucho undergrands I currently work with — in person (or on Zoom) at some point. In the meantime, there is this regular program, a fine addition to my podast repertoire. GoGiants BeatLA
8. What a year, what a podcast! - It’s been so much fun tuning in to Alex and Cole all season long to share some tears after rough losses or more often pinch ourselves for how good we’ve got it after dominant series wins. These guys are the perfect mix of serious and offbeat to cater to all types of fans and provide that valuable Giants insight that can only come from the experts. Thanks for committing to a more rigorous schedule during this unexpected postseason ride!!
9. Listen ASAP - Stop what you’re doing and listen immediately! Alex and Cole are extraordinarily well-informed, funny, and balance each other perfectly. Alex brings a more objective perspective, and the perfect amount of grumpy shtick. Cole brings the fan perspective, and truly unlimited enthusiasm. Plus, Kuip stops by on a regular basis - what’s not to love?