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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman will serve as your guides to the good, bad, and utterly bizarre corners of the baseball world and all that makes them special. In the run-up to the delayed season, they’ll dive into the rabbit hole on some of their favorite fascinations, from the home run derby to baseball brawls and more. Once the MLB season returns, they’ll break down the latest news and developments with their trademark wit and irreverence.

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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman will serve as your guides to the good, bad, and utterly bizarre corners of the baseball world and all that makes them special. In the run-up to the delayed season, they’ll dive into the rabbit hole on some of their favorite fascinations, from the home run derby to baseball brawls and more. Once the MLB season returns, they’ll break down the latest news and developments with their trademark wit and irreverence.

    It’s the Most Wonderfully Boring Time of the Year

    It’s the Most Wonderfully Boring Time of the Year

    It’s the doldrums of the offseason, where we refresh Twitter and hope for some breaking news. This week, we discuss Robinson Canó’s suspension and Theo Epstein’s resignation (2:00). Then, New York Daily News Mets beat reporter Deesha Thosar joins to make sense of Canó’s suspension and the “reply guy” nature of new Mets owner Steve Cohen (21:23). We’re also joined by the Josė Gomez, GM of Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League, to discuss what it’s like to run a LIDOM team in a pandemic (35:00). Finally, we quickly draft the most boring people, places, things, and situations in the baseball world (48:20).

    Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
    Guests: Deesha Thosar and José Gomez

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The 12 Biggest Stories to Monitor This Offseason

    The 12 Biggest Stories to Monitor This Offseason

    We are officially in the offseason, so to prepare you, we loaded a 'Price Is Right'–style spinning wheel with the 12 biggest story lines we think will dominate the next two months—from minor league baseball shrinking, to free agents, to potential blockbuster trades, we have you covered.

    Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Baseball BBQ Superlative Awards

    The Baseball BBQ Superlative Awards

    Major League Baseball has handed out the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and Manager of the Year awards. We predict who will win the Cy Young and MVP awards in each league (3:30), before fashioning our own set of awards to hand out (17:02). Which player who we thought sucked is actually good? Which team was the most incompetent? Who did we think about least?

    Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

    • 59 min
    Let’s Build MLB’s 2020 Time Capsule

    Let’s Build MLB’s 2020 Time Capsule

    Join us on a wild ride as we pick 25 items to place into an imaginary time capsule of the weirdest baseball season of our lives—from wet rags, to mattresses, to Clayton Kershaw’s hat. You won’t want to miss this one.

    Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
    Guest: Lucas Giolito

    • 1 hr 14 min
    What Does the Tony La Russa Hire Really Mean? Plus: Rhea Butcher’s Dodgers Victory Lap and Frankenstein Draft Review.

    What Does the Tony La Russa Hire Really Mean? Plus: Rhea Butcher’s Dodgers Victory Lap and Frankenstein Draft Review.

    We go further in depth on what Tony La Russa's hiring will actually mean on and off the field for the 2021 Chicago White Sox, including how he even got hired in the first place (1:06). Then, comedian and ‘Three Swings’ host Rhea Butcher joins to rehash their guarantee (on Baseball BBQ) that the Dodgers would win the World Series (25:15). Finally, Sarah Langs of MLB.com and Stephen Nelson of MLB Network return to the pod to review the Frankenstein teams they drafted on the podcast before the playoffs started (55:30), and we close with the first METSCON of the Steve Cohen era (1:27:00).

    Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
    Guests: Rhea Butcher, Stephen Nelson, and Sarah Langs

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The White Sox Hired Tony La Russa, So Jake Is Walking to Chicago. Oh, and The Dodgers Won the World Series.

    The White Sox Hired Tony La Russa, So Jake Is Walking to Chicago. Oh, and The Dodgers Won the World Series.

    We are joined by The Athletic’s Levi Weaver to discuss the energy at Globe Life Field during the World Series, the profoundly bizarre experience of hearing that Justin Turner tested positive for COVID and then went onto the field to celebrate anyway, and what his most lasting memories of covering baseball in 2020 will be (1:32). Then, we give the Dodgers credit for building, wire-to-wire, the best team in baseball, and send off the 2020 Rays—an impressively constructed team that was overmatched in the end (30:22). Finally, the news you’ve all been waiting for: Tony La Russa is the new manager of the Chicago White Sox. Will Jake fulfill his promise of “walking from [his] apartment to Guaranteed Rate Field if the White Sox hire Tony La Russa” (1:03:46)?

    Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
    Guest: Levi Weaver

    • 1 hr 18 min

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