59 episodes

With an eye always focused on the hot stove, the MLBTR podcast gives analysis of transactions, roster moves and, of course, rumors from around the league. Host Darragh McDonald is joined each week by a fellow MLBTR writer to break it all down.

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With an eye always focused on the hot stove, the MLBTR podcast gives analysis of transactions, roster moves and, of course, rumors from around the league. Host Darragh McDonald is joined each week by a fellow MLBTR writer to break it all down.

    The Likelihood Of A Juan Soto Extension, What's In Store For Pete Alonso, And Corbin Carroll's Struggles

    The Likelihood Of A Juan Soto Extension, What's In Store For Pete Alonso, And Corbin Carroll's Struggles

    Anthony Franco joins Darragh McDonald to discuss what kind of offer it would take to convince Juan Soto and Scott Boras to forgo free agency, the seven-year extension offer that the Mets floated to Pete Alonso last year and what he and the team will decide to do this year as he is set to become a free agent. Listener question topics include whether the Orioles and Tigers could match up on a trade involving a bat for a bullpen arm, some questions about the prospect promotion incenti...

    • 36 min
    Paul Skenes, The Prospect Hype Machine, Willson Contreras And Rising Catcher's Interference Rates

    Paul Skenes, The Prospect Hype Machine, Willson Contreras And Rising Catcher's Interference Rates

    Steve Adams joins Darragh McDonald to discuss Paul Skenes debuting in Pittsburgh, the way the media hypes up young players and places impossible expectations on them, the new TV deal between Roku and MLB and what it means for the future of broadcast availability, the brutal WIllson Contreras injury suffered from getting hit by a swing and why pitch framing is causing catchers to get closer to the hitter's bats, and the surprisingly good return the White Sox got from the Rangers for Robbie Gro...

    • 52 min
    Luis Arraez To San Diego, Other Marlins Trade Candidates And Discussing A Potential Automated Strike Zone

    Luis Arraez To San Diego, Other Marlins Trade Candidates And Discussing A Potential Automated Strike Zone

    Anthony Franco joins Darragh McDonald to discuss Luis Arraez getting traded to the Padres, what other assets the Marlins could trade and the wheeling and dealing front office in San Diego. Listener email topics include when Paul Skenes will be called up by the Pirates and when Jackson Holliday will be called back up by the Orioles, what an automated strike zone could look like in MLB, and why the Tigers aren't making changes to their struggling lineup.

    • 40 min
    Mailbag: Jose Abreu Demoted, The Positional Surplus Myth, Erick Fedde's Trade Value And More

    Mailbag: Jose Abreu Demoted, The Positional Surplus Myth, Erick Fedde's Trade Value And More

    Steve Adams joins Darragh McDonald to discuss Jose Abreu agreeing to be sent down to the minors, Mike Trout's torn meniscus, the myth of teams having too many players at a certain position, when top prospects like Junior Caminero and Jackson Jobe could be called up, why the White Sox won't be able to pick higher than tenth in the 2025 draft despite their bad record, the average time a repaired tendon can last after Tommy John surgery, the first date a newly-signed free agent is eligible to be...

    • 41 min
    Mailbag: Cardinals' Troubles, Jazz Chisholm, Bad Umpiring And More

    Mailbag: Cardinals' Troubles, Jazz Chisholm, Bad Umpiring And More

    MLBTR's Anthony Franco joins Darragh McDonald for an all-mailbag episode with topics including: which division leaders are mostly likely to stay in first place, the Cardinals' struggles and their overreacting fanbase, some technicalities teams deal with when making minor trades, the potential trade market for Jazz Chisholm, what pitch mix would be best to minimize injuries, why there isn't more accountability for bad umpiring, the difficulty of evaluating coaches, how the money owed to Javy B...

    • 46 min
    Free Agent Power Rankings, Ohtani's Stolen Money And The A's Moving To Sacramento

    Free Agent Power Rankings, Ohtani's Stolen Money And The A's Moving To Sacramento

    MLBTR's Steve Adams joins Darragh McDonald to discuss the site's newly published Free Agents Power Rankings, how Gerrit Cole could potentially end up a free agent this year, the legal details that came out about Shohei Ohtani's interpreter allegedly stealing millions of dollars and the mess that is leading the A's to temporarily move to Sacramento. Listener email topics include how pitchers can get charged for a blown save in the seventh inning, if the Tigers would consider cutting Javy ...

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Lodiarmy ,

Great show

A show you should absolutely add to your weekly listen list.

TG1956 ,

Why no NYY coverage?

I find it incredible that a team as active and important as the Yankees gets no coverage on this show. There was recently a huge trade that brought Soto to the team yet the coverage was absolutely minimal. No discussion on Yamamoto or any of the other acquisitions the Yankees are considering. LOTS of coverage on small market teams as well as ad nauseum coverage on Otani sprinkled with self righteous pontificating.

not blind ,

FINALLY

I’ve been reading Tim and the team at MLBTR for years and they are the absolute best in the Biz. The one thing I always wished we had more of was expert discussion of the many trades, signings, extensions, etc. NOW WE DO!

God bless baseball, God bless MLBTR, and God bless the Chicago Cubs.

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