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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

    Derek Jeter: Number Two

    Derek Jeter: Number Two

    With Derek Jeter and Larry Walker making up the 2020 Hall of Fame class, Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss Jeter's legacy, Walker's emotional reaction, the need for transparency from the voters, if Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will ever make the cut, Nolan Arenado's standing with the Rockies and more (8:05). Plus, a laundry list of Bleacher Tweets on the HOF elections and the sign-stealing scandal (29:40).

    • 36 min
    Mets Island

    Mets Island

    Buster Olney talks to ESPN national baseball writer Marly Rivera in the wake of the Mets parting ways with Carlos Beltrán. They discuss how the Mets got to this point, what Beltrán should do to move past this (7:03), why the timing worked out for the Mets, A.J. Hinch being available in 2021 (15:46), Alex Cora being labeled a cheater and what the reaction will be around baseball when the season starts (20:42).

    • 26 min
    The Rise and Fall of Baseball's Hottest Young Manager

    The Rise and Fall of Baseball's Hottest Young Manager

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora is out on sign-stealing allegations from the MLB. The charges date back to 2017, when he was the bench coach for the Houston Astros. It's a stunning downfall for a man considered one of the most talented young managers in the game. ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney joins Mina Kimes to explore Cora's career, and his role in this huge baseball scandal.

    • 22 min
    DisAstros

    DisAstros

    In an emergency podcast, Dave Schoenfield fills in for Buster and speaks with ESPN's Jeff Passan about Rob Manfred's ruling on the Astros, why the sign-stealing scandal evokes memories of the PED craze and more. Plus, Tim Kurkjian discusses the historical significance of these "unprecedented" punishments, the role of technology in the game and if the 2017 championship is tainted (11:56).

    • 24 min
    Catch 22

    Catch 22

    Before analyzing the changing nature of the catcher position with Padres front office assistant AJ Ellis (16:10), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss sneaky Nationals signings, the Josh Donaldson market and how the White Sox's moves will affect the 2020 AL Central race. Plus, ESPN's Eduardo Perez explains how Juan Soto can get even better (29:44) before Buster asks Hembo a very tough question (41:46).

    • 54 min
    Christmas in New York

    Christmas in New York

    In what will likely be the final podcast of the decade, Buster welcomes Tyler Kepner of The New York Times to talk about the Yankees' potential for next season, the latest research on the baseball and MLB's investigation into the Astros. Then, The Boston Globe's Alex Speier discusses how the Gerrit Cole signing impacts Boston's rebuilding process (30:26). Plus, Hembo evaluates the NL East (30:26) and Rena Banena makes her return (38:45).

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

NorvernNick ,

Servicable middle reliever

The podcast has been on a steady downward spiral since Pascarelli made a joke about pigeon droppings and a certain statute. I don't like the current format at all, splitting it into two (scoreboard in one and chat in another) means that there is little focus on the talking points in each of the games. We instead have three/four guests come on, to each Buster repeats the same anecdotes and we hear four takes on the same one or two issues, usually resolving around Yankees or Dodgers.
Some of the segments are entertaining, but in the whole it is a shadow of what Karabell and Pascarelli built.
As a UK based baseball fan there are few alternatives for me in my attempts to keep up to date with the game, if there was a credible competitor I would have left a while back.

Luke UK Steeler ,

AN EVERYDAY NECESSITY !!!

I listen to this podcast as soon as I get to work, best podcast for your baseball everything. I’m in the U.K. and find the topics, guests and Buster just what I need to get me through the day

Rory boy ,

A UK seamhead !

I listen to this every morning on the way to work. Keeps me up to date with results and news in the UK. Great banter between Buster and Josh and some great guests. Love it, keep it going boys !

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