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The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville, Hunter Pence, Keith Law, Grant Brisbee, Derek VanRiper, Tim McMaster and more come together four days per week to guide you through the Major League Baseball season. With rumors, analytics, trivia, prospects, and big name interviews, we've got you covered from the hot stove through the World Series.

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The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Doug Glanville, Hunter Pence, Keith Law, Grant Brisbee, Derek VanRiper, Tim McMaster and more come together four days per week to guide you through the Major League Baseball season. With rumors, analytics, trivia, prospects, and big name interviews, we've got you covered from the hot stove through the World Series.

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    DVR & Ghiroli | Buying the Cards, Split on the AL Wild Cards & Surprising Seasons

    DVR & Ghiroli | Buying the Cards, Split on the AL Wild Cards & Surprising Seasons

    DVR and Britt discuss the ascent of the Cardinals, the surprising lack of offense from the Reds during a favorable stretch in the schedule, their picks for the two AL Wild Card spots as three AL East teams battle it out, and a few of the most surprising seasons they've seen while covering and analyzing baseball as Cedric Mullins makes a push for a 30-30 season.

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    • 57 min
    Baseball Barista | Vlad Jr going for the Triple Crown, is clinching too early bad & rooting for chaos with the Wild Cards

    Baseball Barista | Vlad Jr going for the Triple Crown, is clinching too early bad & rooting for chaos with the Wild Cards

    The Baseball Barista with Hunter Pence & Grant Brisbee is back for another cup of hot baseball takes and thoughts. The guys are going to talk about Vlad Jr going for the Triple Crown, if clinching a playoff spot too early is bad and rooting for chaos with the Wild Cards. The Toronto Blue Jays are on fire and are being led by possible Triple Crown winner Vladimiir Guerrero Jr. There is a chance that Vlad Jr could win the Triple Crown and still not win MVP cause of the season Ohtani is having. Robbie Ray is another guy who has really been on fire for the Blue Jays. The guys break down the other Wild Card races and how they are kinda rooting for chaos at the end. They talk about how the Cardinals seem to always sneak back into things later in the season. The Cards are once again led by Adam Wainwright, who just keeps getting better with age. They talk about how Buster Posey is back and is a big face of baseball and most likely a Hall of Famer. They talk about if clinching a playoff spot or division is a good or bad thing.

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    • 48 min
    Starkville | Indians president Chris Antonetti walks us through Guardians name change + 9/11, 20 years later

    Starkville | Indians president Chris Antonetti walks us through Guardians name change + 9/11, 20 years later

    As lighthearted and jovial as we tend to be in Starkville, we know when silent reverence and reflection are necessary. With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 taking place last weekend, Jayson and Doug reminisce about that day, where they were, what they were doing, and the tragedy's impact two decades later. Cleveland Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti chimes in with his 9/11 memories, too, before the trio embark on a discussion about the team's name-change saga. How was the name Guardians chosen? What does the name embody? The triumvirate also chat Cleveland's beleaguered offense as well as Shane Bieber and Terry Francona's health. After another rollicking round of trivia, we contemplate why a third baseman is catching flyballs in right field, and how two giants, though each of different proportions, in the Big Apple, pushed the boundaries of sportsmanship.

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    Trivia courtesy: @KFCman13
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ken's Mailbag | The AL Wild Card Race Heats Up, A No-No For The Crew, and Looking to the Future

    Ken's Mailbag | The AL Wild Card Race Heats Up, A No-No For The Crew, and Looking to the Future

    Ken and DVR discuss a busy weekend in baseball including the Yankees-Mets' matchup at Citi Field on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the surging Blue Jays, and a combined no-no in Cleveland courtesy of the Brewers before opening up the mailbag.

    - Could the return of the Universal DH spur realignment?
    - What might change the way shifts are employed in the future?
    - What's going on with the Mickey Mantle/Joe Pepitone HOF bat dispute?
    - How likely is it that the Angels and Phillies will never reach an LCS with Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, respectively?
    - Could one (or more) of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds or Pete Rose end up in Cooperstown in the next 20 years?

    All that and more! To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email tabaseballshow@gmail.com.

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    • 41 min
    DVR & Law | 2021 Disappointments & Recalibrating for Future HOF Pitchers

    DVR & Law | 2021 Disappointments & Recalibrating for Future HOF Pitchers

    DVR and Keith discuss several 2021 disappointments with an eye toward their future value including Gleyber Torres, Gavin Lux, Victor Robles, and Chris Paddack, before considering how the profile of future Hall of Fame pitchers will be much different than that of current members. 

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    • 57 min
    Baseball Barista | Hall of Fame credentials, Meaningful September baseball & the crazy Wild Card races

    Baseball Barista | Hall of Fame credentials, Meaningful September baseball & the crazy Wild Card races

    The Baseball Barista with Hunter Pence & Grant Brisbee have a fresh cup of hot baseball takes this week. The guys talk about Hall of Fame credentials, meaningful September baseball and the crazy Wild Card races. September baseball is so much fun if your team is still in it or not. The guys talk about if they like the new Sept rules regarding the rosters and if it is good for the game or not. They talk about how it's different to calculate data when you are playing vs when you are a fan. They talk about the new MLB Hall of Fame class and what goes into someone having the credentials to get into the Hall. They talk about Derek Jeter and Larry Walker and how they were very deserving to make it in this year. The guys talk about the crazy Wild Card races in both leagues. And they talk about how nobody really knows anything sometimes when it comes to baseball.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

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Rust Belt

Like all the shows except the Thursday Barista. Pence doesn’t seem at all prepared with information other than his “experience.” I gave it a try for four episodes, that’s enough.

gilliganian83 ,

Great baseball show.

I love all the shows, and especially appreciate that each daily has its own feel. Wish you guys could get a Wednesday show going, but I won’t dock a star for it.

potter_826 ,

So good!

Baseball Barista is baseball that’s easily digestible! A round up of what’s happening in the late plus inside looks from Hunter Pence. Plus Grant is just awesome! Love when they have guests too- more guests!

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