200 episodes

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

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney ESPN

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    • 3.7 • 3.8K Ratings

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

    Playing Trumpets

    Playing Trumpets

    Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Buster’s gripe about teams not utilizing intentional walks, if Edwin Díaz could win the Cy Young, the the Dodgers throttling the Padres, why San Diego shouldn't panic, the Orioles, Pete Rose stepping in it again, Jason Heyward’s legacy, Dennis Eckersley is leaving the booth and Tim’s Mount Rushmore of baseball broadcasters. Then, Sarah Langs stops by with notes on two 101 mph pitches in the same game, Aaron Judge continuing to crush and the Dodgers’ eight-straight wins by multiple runs. Later, Juan Soto was mic'd up on Sunday Night Baseball.
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    • 55 min
    Remembering Vin Scully

    Remembering Vin Scully

    Buster is joined by Karl Ravech to discuss the legacy of Vin Scully, their wild-card round predictions, and Derek Jeter’s reaction to Buster’s comments in The Captain. Next, Jess Mendoza hops on to share her time with Vin Scully, how the Dodgers broadcast is honoring his memory and gives the level of concern about Clayton Kershaw’s injury. Plus, Hembo on Vin Scully, the Padres as a science experiment, the new postseason format driving the trade market, and the best chess player in baseball. Later, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the Red Sox at a crossroads, share the Phantom Franchise and administer the weekly quiz.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    We Can All Relax: 2022 Trade Deadline Special

    We Can All Relax: 2022 Trade Deadline Special

    Buster, Tim Kurkjian and Jeff Passan convene in Bristol to look back at a wild trade deadline. They discuss the Padres’ big move for Juan Soto, A.J. Preller sending it, which teams got better late, the weird dynamic with the Cubs and Wilson Contreras, the disconnect in Boston, the Orioles sticking to the plan, the improved Astros and the Reds’ suddenly restocked farm system. Later, Sarah Langs muses about San Diego’s lineup, plays The Numbers Game with notes on the Soto trade and shares if she’s bitter the Mets didn’t go big.
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    • 54 min
    Package Deal

    Package Deal

    Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Aaron Judge going absolutely nuts, if there’s a world in which the Yankees let Judge walk, the Mariners scoring Luis Castillo, the Rays needing a bat and what to expect in Jacob deGrom’s return. Then, Jesse Rogers stops by to talk about Juan Soto muddying the trade market, why he thinks it’s Dodgers or bust for Soto, if the Giants will trade Carlos Rodón, the market for Wilson Contreras and how much money Boston is willing to eat to make a deal.
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    • 57 min
    Prospects Will Break Your Heart

    Prospects Will Break Your Heart

    USA Today’s Bob Nightengale joins Buster to discuss the chances Shohei Ohtani gets traded, how Ohtani would fill two needs for the Cardinals, suitors for Juan Soto, where Luis Castillo will land, if the Orioles will make moves, the Giants being in no-man’s land and the market for Wilson Contreras. Then, Karl Ravech on Mike Rizzo, the Angels facing the reality of needing to trade Ohtani, Andrew Benintendi, to the Yankees and the Red Sox caught between a rock and a hard place. Plus, a round of “Flesh Wound or Fatal” with Hembo.
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    • 55 min
    Wind-Up Toy

    Wind-Up Toy

    Jeff Passan and Buster dive into the latest on the Juan Soto trade market, including the Padres’ motivation and the risk for the Rays. Then, the guys enter a rapid-fire discussion what they’re hearing around the league as the Tuesday deadline approaches. Later, Todd Radom wants the Red Sox to sell, shares this week’s Phantom Franchise and administers the weekly quiz.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

bradgrady ,

Leave politics out of sports

This a great show that lets me catch up with the sport of baseball. Just please leave everything of politics out of the show. It doesn’t belong in sports.

Djdashing ,

Buster thinks he’s a genius

Had to write a new review after todays pod. His take that Jeter should have went to the bottom of the lineup shows that he has never excelled at anything athletic besides milking cows.

Then he doubles down that Red Sox ownership should sell because they don’t “care as much”. Not how business works when you build a global empire.

ChristopherLRobinson7 ,

OK show, annoying producers

I think Buster is a curmudgeon and his guests are really solid but I don’t listen to a podcast to hear what producers have to say the producer.

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