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theScore's Jonah Birenbaum and Michael Bradburn break down the biggest storylines and hot topics in baseball.

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theScore's Jonah Birenbaum and Michael Bradburn break down the biggest storylines and hot topics in baseball.

    Dodgers exorcise demons with World Series victory over Rays

    Dodgers exorcise demons with World Series victory over Rays

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Dodgers overpower Rays in World Series to snap their 32-year championship drought (0:58)
    - Is the Clayton Kershaw postseason narrative finally finished following his brilliant October? (9:05)
    - Will the Rays ever live down their decision to remove Blake Snell after 73 pitches in Game 6? (16:38)
    - Should Randy Arozarena's postseason records come with an asterisk given the unprecedented number of rounds this October? (25:27)
    - Justin Turner mars celebration by joining teammates on field after testing positive for COVID-19(28:56)

    • 32 min
    World Series preview / Championship Series recaps

    World Series preview / Championship Series recaps

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Recapping the tightly contested ALCS (1:03) and NLCS (7:34)
    - Previewing the Rays-Dodgers World Series with position-by-position breakdowns (11:04)
    - Predictions for the World Series (42:30)

    • 44 min
    Division Series takeaways / Previewing the LCS

    Division Series takeaways / Previewing the LCS

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Recapping the league division series matchups, including Dodgers-Padres (1:28), Braves-Marlins (9:50), A's-Astros (19:16), Rays-Yankees (29:43)
    - Previewing the NLCS(16:11) and ALCS (39:06)
    - Predicting the pennant winners (41:25)

    • 43 min
    Division Series X-factors

    Division Series X-factors

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Identifying each team's X-factor for the league division series round (1:04)
    - Which Astros hitter could be a difference-maker? (1:04)
    - Can Gary Sanchez contain the Rays' running game? (6:53)
    - Is Mike Clevinger healthy enough to keep Padres alive? (13:19)
    - Braves tab big question mark for Game 3 (20:49)
    - Predictions for each series (26:57)

    • 30 min
    Wild-card round takeaways

    Wild-card round takeaways

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Takeaways from each wild-card series matchup, including Rays vs. Blue Jays(3:17), A's vs. White Sox (9:56), Twins vs. Astros (15:05), Indians vs. Yankees (20:46), Dodgers vs. Brewers (26:05), Braves vs. Reds (30:49), Cubs vs. Marlins (35:09), Padres vs. Cardinals (40:35)

    • 46 min
    Previewing MLB's unprecedented, unpredictable 2020 postseason

    Previewing MLB's unprecedented, unpredictable 2020 postseason

    Topics in this edition include:
    - Breakdowns for each team in MLB's expanded, 16-team postseason, including the Brewers (4:28), Reds (8:02), Marlins (10:19), Cardinals (12:09), Padres (14:18), Cubs (16:54), Braves (19:52), Dodgers (22:58), Blue Jays (25:38), White Sox (29:04), Astros (31:26), Yankees (35:15), Cleveland (37:29), Twins (40:12), Athletics (42:57), and Rays (45:17)
    - Predicting the pennant winners in each league, as well as the World Series champion (49:51)

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

dfadavi ,

The end is near

Good podcast, I use the “SIGN BRYCE HARPER” part of the intro to level the volume in my headphones.

stinchcon ,

Great Coverage

You get to hear about all the teams in the league, MLB policies, trades, etc. it’s great during the season and off season.
Thanks for having such great topics every week, Jonah and Mike!

G Dilla ,

Great pod

Been listening since it came out, the banter between Jonah and Michael is quite good and I like that they still cover MLB while remaining somewhat Blue Jays focused. My one small quibble would be that Bradburn often makes a point, Jonah challenges and Bradburn concedes immediately. Your points/ takes are great, stand up for yourself man!

All in all a wonderful listen that I never miss each week. Thank you both.

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