In your weekly stop at Bodega Baseball, Manny and Luis discuss what’s trending in Major League Baseball, including the latest rumors and rumblings. Industry insiders, coaches, players, and more visit the bodega to discuss baseball. New episodes drop every Wednesday!
MLB: Are analytics used to manipulate salaries? | Manny Acta, Seattle Mariners 3B Coach
This week, former Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather made some disparaging comments about former and current M's players. This led to his resignation and an overall conversation about service time manipulation. Manny and Luis, dissect this in their own unique way.
Then, they discuss whether MLB organizations use analytics to suppress player salaries. What Gerrit Cole's comments regarding this issue and does he have a point?
Finally, Mariners third base coach and founder of Impacta Kids Manny Acta joins the show!
The thing about Jasson Dominguez | YouTuber Antonio Ortiz aka "TheAntOrtiz"
In this episode, Manny and Luis reflect on Albert Pujols' career. Why he is one-of-a-kind in the age of the slugger. Also, Shohei Ohtani is cleared to pitch in 2021. Will he be effective as a two-way player? Then, what's all the fuss overYankees prospect Jasson Dominguez?
Finally, Antonio Ortiz (aka "TheAntOrtiz") joins the show to discuss his MLB Rebuilds on YouTube.
2021 MLB Season IS HERE! | Rodney Linares, Rays 3B Coach
With Pitchers & Catchers reporting in ONE WEEK and Spring Training games set to kick off TWO WEEKS from Saturday, Manny and Luis can't contain their excitement. The 2021 MLB Season is HERE!
They discuss the ongoing battle between MLB and the MLBPA, deadening baseballs, Trevor Bauer to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and more! Then, Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Rodney Linares joins the show to discuss his time in the Houston Astros system, moving to Tampa, and more!
2021 MLB Season to start on time! | Tony Diaz, Minnesota Twins 3B Coach
In this episode, Manny and Luis talk Super Bowl! Then, they deliver what's happening in the world of baseball between 1/28/2021 - 2/3/2021. Also, Tony Diaz, 3B coach for the Minnesota Twins joins the show to discuss his journey from Santo Domingo to the US, coaching the likes of Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, and DJ LeMahieu, and more!
Super Bowl Predictions - Intro
Signings and Trades - 09:40
2021 MLB Season Expectations - 17:07
Farewell Dustin Pedroia - 23:42
Everything Nolan Arenado - 28:48
Tony Diaz Interview - 36:14
John Bitzer, Baseball Trade Values
In this episode, Manny takes a deep dive into the operation behind Baseball Trade Values. John Bitzer, founder and CEO of BTV talks about the concept behind the company, its birth, and growth.
We break down trades between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies involving Nolan Arenado; whether the Cleveland Indians will Trade Jose Ramirez; what Kris Bryant's trade value is and more!
A simmering hot stove? | Filmmaker Randy Wilkins
In this episode, Manny and Luis break down what's happening in the world of baseball between 1/20/2021 - 1/27/2021. Also, Randy Wilkins joins the show to discuss his love for the New York Yankees, working with legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, and why Bodegas are an institution in New York City.
Follow Randy on Twitter (@Pamsson) and check out his portfolio over at pamsson.com.
Trade Rumors - Intro
Free Agent Signings - 07:04
The Hall of Fame - 23:00
A Sticky Situation - 49:48
Randy Wilkins - 59:15
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Fun New format & excellent interviews
What I’m enjoying most about this podcast is the interviews. You don’t have to be an elite player to be involved in the game. You can coach, make films, even YouTube!
Excellent work! Keep it up!