10 episodes

Join Host Mary Ankenbruck and co-hosts Daniel Port and Callen Elslager as they break down the latest news in Major League Baseball every week along with roundtable discussions on larger baseball-related topics.

Command The Zone Daniel Port, Mary Ankenbruck, Callen Elslager

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Join Host Mary Ankenbruck and co-hosts Daniel Port and Callen Elslager as they break down the latest news in Major League Baseball every week along with roundtable discussions on larger baseball-related topics.

    Opening Day Eve News and the NL Over/Unders

    Opening Day Eve News and the NL Over/Unders

    Mary Ankenbruck, Daniel Port and Callen Elslager break down all the latest injuries and news around Major League Baseball and then they are joined by Pitcher List Editor and Radio Extraordinare to do the over/unders, breakouts and busts for the National League. There are so many bold predictions to be revealed! 

     

    Time Stamps: 

    Injury and Roster News


    George Springer (1:27)
    Aaron Judge (1:50)
    Ji-Man Choi (2:08)
    Players reluctant to talk about Vaccines (2:27)
    Shohei Ohtani (3:32)
    Dustin May (4:00)
    Sixto Sanchez (4:24)
    Alejandro Kirk (5:00)
    Jose LeClerc (5:29)
    Dinelson Lamet (5:46)
    Mike Soroka (6:00)
    Rougned Odor (6:32)
    Jameson Taillion (7:00)
    Randy Dobnak (7:28)
    Logan Allen (8:17)
    Logan Webb (8:37

    NL Preview Roundtable


    Predicting who wins the NL East (11:32))
    Over/Unders

    Atlanta (17:31)
    Phillies  (19:52)

    Scott Kingrey (22:48)


    Mets (24:40)
    Marlins (26:30)
    Nationals (31:19)


    NL East Breakouts

    Austin Riley (35:50)
    Marcus Stroman (37:41)
    Kyle Schwarber (35:10)
    Pablo Lopez (40:25)


    NL East Busts

    Will Smith (42:00)
    JT Realmuto (43:13)
    James McCann (44:16)
    Ian Anderson (45:00)


    Predicting the NL Central (46:17)
    NL Central Over/Unders

    Cubs (52:05)
    Reds (57:47)
    Cardinals (1:01:51)
    Pirates (1:04:18)
    Brewers (1:06:35)


    NL Central Breakouts 

    Ke'Bryan Hayes (1:08:26)
    Ian Happ (1:10:13)
    Alex Reyes (1:10:11)
    Dylan Carlson (1:11:40)


    NL Central Busts

    Jackie Bradley Jr. (1:13:02)
    Tommy Edman (1:14:34)
    Nolan Arenado (1:15:34)
    Zack Davies (1:16:29)


    Predicting the NL West (1:17:00)
    NL West Over/Unders 

    Dodgers (1:18:44)
    Padres (1:19:48)
    Rockies (1:21:06)
    Giants (1:23:56)
    Diamondbacks (1:25:43)


    NL West Breakouts

    Christian Walker (1:27:39)
    Ryan McMahon (1:29:32)
    CJ Cron (1:30:25)


    NL West Busts

    Trevor Bauer (1:32:18)
    Will Smith (1:33:34)
    Trent Grisham (1:34:44)


    NL Wildcards (1:36:00)
    National League Champion Predictions (1:39:23)
    NL Bold Predictions (1:41:59)

    Music:

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    • 1 hr 50 min
    CtZ 8: Injuries Galore and AL Over/Unders!

    CtZ 8: Injuries Galore and AL Over/Unders!

    Mary Ankenbruck, Daniel Port and Callen Elslager break down all the latest injuries and news around Major League Baseball and then they are joined by Myles Nelson and Yancy Eaton to do the over/unders, breakouts and busts for the American League. Heck they even throw in a bold prediction or two! 

     

    Time Stamps: 

    Injury News


    Eloy Jimenez (1:44)
    Zach Gallen (4:00)
    Nick Anderson (5:12)
    George Springer, Robbie Ray, Jose LeClerc, Corey Dickerson, Carlos Carrasco, Will Harris, Stephen Strasburg, Harrison Bader, Joey Votto, Shogo Akiyama, Tyler Clippard, Fernando Tatis Jr., Kyle Freeland    (7:28)
    Kirby Yates (10:51)
    Lorenzo Cain (11:28)

    AL Preview Roundtable


    Predicting who wins the AL East (16:52)
    Over/Unders

    Yankees (20:14)
    Blue Jays  (22:47)
    Red Sox (23:52)
    Orioles (26:47)
    Rays (29:23)


    AL East Breakouts

    Bobby Dalbec (33:00)
    Trey Mancini (33:44)
    Alex Verdugo (35:10)
    Anthony Santander (36:00)


    AL East Busts

    Randy Arozorena (37:08)
    Luke Voit (38:33)
    Cavan Biggio (39:23)
    DJ LeMaheiu (40:46)


    Predicting the AL Central (41:37)
    AL Central Over/Unders

    White Sox (46:13)
    Twins (47:32)
    Cleveland (48:27)
    Kansas City (49:49)
    Detroit (51:33)


    AL Central Breakouts 

    Andrew Vaughn (54:31)
    Josh Naylor (56:25)
    Mitch Garver (57:15)
    Logan Allen (59:16)


    AL Central Busts

    Tim Anderson (1:01:02)
    Adelberto Mondesi (1:04:00)
    Salvador Perez (1:05:39)
    Nick Madrigal (1:07:12)


    Predicting the AL West (1:09:00)
    AL West Over/Unders 

    Rangers (1:14:00)
    Angels (1:15:16)
    Astros (1:16:34)
    Athletics (1:19:03)
    Mariners (1:19:51)


    AL West Breakouts

    Mark Canha (1:23:03)
    Ramon Laureano (1:23:42)
    Jared Walsh (1:25:00)


    AL West Busts

    Rangers Bullpen (1:27:00)
    Zack Greinke (1:28:08)
    Yordan Alvarez (1:29:00)


    AL Wildcards (1:30:00)
    American League Champion Predictions (1:31:00)
    AL Bold Predictions (1:34:00)

    Music:

    Malecon by Soyb & Amine Maxwell https://soundcloud.com/soybmusic​ https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/al-malecon​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/xbWzYbtMgIE

     

     

     
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    NL West, Dollars to Doughnuts, and a Roundtable on Analytics!

    NL West, Dollars to Doughnuts, and a Roundtable on Analytics!

    Host Mary Ankenbruck is joined by co-hosts Daniel Port and Callen Elslager as they dive into all the signings and moves in the NL West followed by a fun and educational roundtable on Analytics featuring Richard Dzeng from the Pitcher List Data Team!

    Music:

    Malecon by Soyb & Amine Maxwell https://soundcloud.com/soybmusic​ https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell​ Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/al-malecon​ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/xbWzYbtMgIE

     
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    The AL West Signings, Test Rabbits and Spring Training Roundtable!

    The AL West Signings, Test Rabbits and Spring Training Roundtable!

    Host Mary Ankenbruck is joined by co-hosts Daniel Port and Callen Elslager as they dive into all the signings and moves in the AL West followed by a fantastic Spring Training Roundtable featuring Austin Bristow III and Zach Hayes! 

     
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Cardinals are cream of the NL Central Crop and The Indians Need to Make Changes

    The Cardinals are cream of the NL Central Crop and The Indians Need to Make Changes

    Host Mary Ankenbruck and Co-Hosts Daniel Port and Callen Elslager dive into the NL Central and other big news in baseball in Part Two of this week's recordings!

     
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    • 51 min
    Hall of Fame Roundtable aka The Rise and Fall of the BBWA Empire Part 1

    Hall of Fame Roundtable aka The Rise and Fall of the BBWA Empire Part 1

    Command The Zone's Host Mary Ankenbruck along with co-hosts Daniel Port and Callen Elslager are joined by the Short Hops and Tall Tales hosts Noah Scott and Brendon Riddle for a roundtable discussion on the Hall of Fame so epic we decided to give it, its own episode! Part Two will drop Monday with a review of the NL Central signings and more News and Notes!

    Notes:

    Guests introductions: 01:00

    Hall of Fame Introduction and History: 5:08

    Milestones versus Analytics: 10:08

    Character Clause Debate: 15:54

    Veteran's Committee: 32:31

    Large Hall v. Small Hall: 36:38

    Players Not On The Ballot That Should Be In: 43:00

         Orel Hershiser: 43:25

         Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire: 48:00

         Don Mattingly: 53:50

         Lou Whitaker: 56:20

    Player Still Playing Who We Think Will Make The Hall: 1:01:57

         Joey Votto: 1:02:19

         Miguel Cabrera: 1:05:10

         Albert Pujols: 1:07:27

         Paul Goldschmidt: 1:08:40

    What We'd Change About The Hall: 1:12:19

     

     
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    • 1 hr 30 min

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