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A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

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A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

    MLB Delays Opening Day, Suspends Spring Training | The Ringer MLB Show

    MLB Delays Opening Day, Suspends Spring Training | The Ringer MLB Show

    We gather for an update to our previous conversation about the coronavirus after MLB announced that it would suspend spring training and delay the beginning of the season by at least two weeks.

    Hosts: Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram

    • 22 min
    Uncertainty Over the Coronavirus, NL Over/Unders, and Bold Predictions | The Ringer MLB Show

    Uncertainty Over the Coronavirus, NL Over/Unders, and Bold Predictions | The Ringer MLB Show

    We briefly discuss the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus as it pertains to Major League Baseball (0:45) before previewing the upcoming season by analyzing whether teams will finish over or under their projected win totals (11:55). We finish with Zach Kram making four long-shot predictions that he thinks have a chance to play out in the National League this year (38:16).

    Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded Wednesday, March 11, at noon PT.

    Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

    • 1 hr
    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Astros Cheating Scandal | The Ringer MLB Show

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Astros Cheating Scandal | The Ringer MLB Show

    As we prepare to preview the 2020 season, we recap the biggest story of the offseason: the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal and MLB’s response to it. We run through a list of 10 questions and explain the effects the punishment will have on the 2020 season.

    Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mookie Betts Traded From Red Sox to Dodgers | The Ringer MLB Show

    Mookie Betts Traded From Red Sox to Dodgers | The Ringer MLB Show

    We convene for another emergency podcast to discuss the biggest MLB trade in years: former MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. We run down what this means for the competitive balance of baseball in the 2020 season, why the Red Sox didn’t back up the Brinks truck, and more. 

    Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

    • 35 min
    GM Jeff Luhnow and Manager AJ Hinch Fired Amid Astros Cheating Scandal | The Ringer MLB Show

    GM Jeff Luhnow and Manager AJ Hinch Fired Amid Astros Cheating Scandal | The Ringer MLB Show

    The punishment is in: the Houston Astros' GM and manager were both suspended for a year by Major League Baseball and subsequently fired by the Astros. Has this set a strong enough precedent for what the Astros did? Plus: Will Red Sox manager Alex Cora get the worst suspension of all for his role in devising the Astros' sign-stealing scheme?

    Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

    • 46 min
    Anthony Rendon Is the Third Star to Sign in Just One Week. What Does This Mean for Free Agency’s Health? | The Ringer MLB Show

    Anthony Rendon Is the Third Star to Sign in Just One Week. What Does This Mean for Free Agency’s Health? | The Ringer MLB Show

    In our third emergency free-agent signing podcast of the week, we break down the contract for former Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon: seven years and $245 million to play for the Los Angeles Angels. Now that the best hitter and the best pitcher are off the market, how will the rest of free agency shake out? Plus: analysis of this year’s market versus last year’s much slower, bleaker market.

    Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

    • 41 min

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