ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
Pu Pu Platter
Jeff Passan joins Buster to discuss the AL MVP conversation shifting to Vlad Guerrero Jr. and how absurd that is with the way Shohei Ohtani is playing, Bryce Harper as the NL MVP, the confrontation between Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. in the dugout and the offseason reckoning facing the Padres, possibilities for the Mets GM job, if Aaron Boone could be fired if the Yankees miss the playoffs, and Andrew McCutcheon supporting improved conditions for minor leaguers. Plus, Buster goes rapid fire with J.T. Realmuto.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss Steve Cohen getting wild on social media (again), the AL MVP, Bryce Harper and the Phillies, the Yankees’ regretful record against the Orioles, and Karl’s landing spots for the class of free agent shortstops. Later, Todd Radom stops by with the Forgotten Franchise and the weekly quiz.
First Podcast Interview
Sarah Langs joins Buster to discuss why all the players don’t wear No. 21 for Roberto Clemente Day, the Cardinals’ slow climb into the NL Wild Card race, Robbie Ray’s continued dominance and matching up the premier shortstop free agents with their future teams. Later, Braves manager Brian Snitker stops by for his first podcast interview. He and Buster talk about how gratifying it is to being atop the NL East with challenges the team has faced this season, the impact of trading for Joc Pederson, Ozzie Albies’ maturity, Austin Riley coming up big and his connection to Bobby Cox.
With or Without the Bleeps
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Roberto Clemente Day, their thoughts on part one of the new 30 for 30 “Once Upon a Time in Queens,” the Cardinals possibly sneaking into the NL Wild Card, if Shohei Ohtani could REALLY lose the AL MVP, the Rookie of the Year races and Ryan Braun’s legacy. Then, Hembo stops by to talk about if Max Scherzer is the best trade deadline pick-up ever, Scherzer being historically underrated, Cody Bellinger’s disastrous season, and why he thinks Yankees and Red Sox won’t win the AL East any time soon.
Darryl Strawberry joins Buster ahead of ESPN's new 30 for 30 “Once Upon a Time in Queens” about the World Series-winning 1986 New York Mets. Darryl and Buster discuss why Mets fans went so crazy for the ’86 team, their famous curtain calls, being the bad boys of the league, Dwight Goodin’s delivery, Gary Carter playing with joy and what he was thinking during the Bill Buckner play. Later, Sarah Langs stops by with her mom Lisse-Anne Pirofski to talk about her San Francisco Giants clinching a playoff spot, if she endorses the team celebrating with champagne and superstition vs. science. Plus, Langs on Adam Wainwright's phenomenal season at 40, the Blue Jays finally realizing their potential, the Yankees making big changes in the infield and the Red Sox’s fielding disaster.
Classic Subway Series
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss the chirping between the Mets and Yankees over alleged sign-stealing, Francisco Lindor’s three home runs on Sunday Night Baseball, if either New York team makes the playoffs, Max Scherzer’s 3,000th strikeout, Corbin Burnes and the battle for NL Cy Young, and the Blue Jays surging into playoff position by laying waste to the Orioles.
Best year yet
If you love baseball, then this is your podcast. Buster Olney is a legend and he brings a little bit of baseball magic into your life, every single day.
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Essential listening for daily news. Great range of topics covered and good mix of guests to get range of views and inputs.
Interesting and fun
Interesting and fun