A weekly podcast hosted by Matthew Atkins focused on baseball, beer and life.
First Spring Training Games
We have a full slate of Spring Training games this weekend, but some of the biggest stars around MLB are still free agents. Can guys like Blake Snell and Cody Bellinger find a team before Opening Day? Plus, MLB Network released its full list of the Top 100 players in MLB. Which teams had the most players in the Top 10 or on the list overall?
2024 Virginia Tech Baseball Preview
The 2024 college baseball season is upon us! We have a full slate of game starting this afternoon to usher in the season, including some big matchups across the Commonwealth. To help us get ready and break down what we can expect from the Virginia Tech Hokies this year, we're joined by the voice of Hokies baseball, Evan Hughes.
Vegas Mayor's Comments, Best Father-Son Duos
A lot has been happening around MLB this week. Multiple players have received massive contract extensions, including Bobby Witt Jr., who got an 11-year, $288 million contract from the Royals. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve also got a 5-year extension, all but guaranteeing he'll finish his carer in Houston. Plus, Las Vegas mayor Caroyln Goodman said on a podcast this week that the A's plan to move to Vegas doesn't make any sense. Will the A's change course and stay in Oakland?
And, with the Kyle Shanahan and Christian McCaffrey in the Super Bowl this weekend, we're taking a look at some of the best father-son duos in MLB history. Who tops the list?
Orioles Sale, Best Remaining Free Agents
Big news around MLB this week as the Baltimore Orioles have an agreement to sell the team. Owner John Angelo will be selling the franchise to a private equity group led by Baltimore native David Rubenstein. Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. is also involved in the group. What does this mean for the future of the team's payroll?
Plus, there are a lot of free agents remaining, enough so that you could put together a pretty good team of them. We went through the best remaining free agents and weighed how many games they could win in an MLB season. Spoiler alert: They'd win one of the six divisions.
2024 Hall of Fame Class Announced
The Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2024 has been announced, and Trey and I agree everyone who made it in deserves it. Joe Mauer and Adrian Beltre are getting in on their first ballot, while Todd Helton finally made it in on his sixth ballot. But there were still some names that were left off, like Billy Wagner, Gary Sheffield and Andruw Jones. Will these guys make it in next year?
Plus, we take a look at some possible candidates for the 2025 class, with some intriguing names coming onto the ballot for the first time. And, Anthony Rendon wants to shorten the season, but he hasn't even played half a season since signing with the Angels. Is he the right person to speak out in favor of a shorter schedule?
Who is the Bill Belichick of Baseball?
This week has been a big one in the sports world, with several legendary coaches either retiring or moving on from their current teams. One of those is Bill Belichick, widely regarded as the greatest head coach of all time in the NFL. So we set out to determine who the Bill Belichick of MLB is. Is there a current manager that has reached his level of success, or do we have to look way back throughout the history of baseball?
Plus, the Dodgers are still making moves and we have some national broadcasts already scheduled for next season.
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I’ve been listening to this podcast for two years and I have loved how Matthew has grown as a podcaster. He does a great job of getting interesting guests and I look forward to tuning in every week!
IMHO, the episodes on Gamblers (Hall of Fame eligibility) and Rule changes are the best and show Matt's passion for the game as well as great analysis and logic.