9 episodes

Welcome to MLB's first player-to-player podcast! Xavier Scruggs played professional baseball for 12 years, reaching the Majors with the Cardinals and the Marlins. Now he's taking fans behind the scenes with the biggest stars in the game today. We're getting deep into the topics you won't hear about in a postgame press conference, like the times All-Stars and MVPs leveled up into legends, when they doubted themselves and how they spoke out for change. From clubhouse relationships to career turning points, nothing is off the table.

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    • 4.6 • 197 Ratings

Welcome to MLB's first player-to-player podcast! Xavier Scruggs played professional baseball for 12 years, reaching the Majors with the Cardinals and the Marlins. Now he's taking fans behind the scenes with the biggest stars in the game today. We're getting deep into the topics you won't hear about in a postgame press conference, like the times All-Stars and MVPs leveled up into legends, when they doubted themselves and how they spoke out for change. From clubhouse relationships to career turning points, nothing is off the table.

    Tim Anderson

    Tim Anderson

    Tim Anderson’s whole career has been unlikely. He didn’t play high school baseball until his junior year. He went undrafted after his first season of college ball. He hit .240 in his third MLB campaign. But TA never stopped working, or playing the game his own way. He broke out with a batting title in 2019 and represented Chicago in the All-Star game this year. The White Sox shortstop relives his whole journey with X this week on The Bigs, including the bat flip controversies, his impact in the South Side community and much more.
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    • 26 min
    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols is one of the greatest players in MLB history. He’s won multiple championships, broken countless records and influenced an entire generation of athletes. This week, the legendary first baseman sits down with X to talk about the greatest moments of his storied career, how early experiences from his Cardinals days influence his relationships with teammates today, and why he wants his legacy to extend far beyond the field.
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    • 31 min
    Brett Phillips

    Brett Phillips

    Down a run with men on base in the ninth inning of a World Series game -- it’s the moment everyone dreams about. Brett Phillips lived it last October, and delivered one of the biggest hits in Rays history. Phillips talks X through his mindset during the most memorable at-bat of his career and provides a few tips for anyone recreating his iconic airplane celebration afterward. They also chat about how the Rays outfielder’s unrelenting commitment to positivity helped get him traded back home to Tampa and why you should always, always remember to brush your teeth.
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    • 33 min
    Trey Mancini

    Trey Mancini

    Last spring, Trey Mancini experienced the unthinkable: a colon cancer diagnosis at age 29. The Orioles first baseman opens up to X about his journey from initial prognosis to surgery to remission, the people who supported him along the way and his inspirational return to the field this season. Trey also goes deep on his lifelong connection to Baltimore, the origins of his Boom Boom nickname, his love for Matthew McConaughey and much more.
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    • 28 min
    Kolten Wong

    Kolten Wong

    Most baseball fans’ first memory of Kolten Wong was the lowest point of his professional career: a game-ending mistake in the World Series. But the Brewers second baseman bounced back with a postseason redemption the next fall, and says the early failure changed his entire outlook on the game. Wong and X get deep into those roller-coaster emotions, along with the rapidly changing baseball culture of Hawaii, a player’s perspective on the free agency process and much more.

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    • 31 min
    Tommy Pham

    Tommy Pham

    Tommy Pham is known for his dynamic power-speed combo, his late-career breakout and his willingness to speak his mind. The San Diego Padres outfielder sits down with X to describe how his mom always kept it real during a difficult upbringing in Las Vegas, what he learned about mental resilience from overcoming a degenerative eye condition, and how he’s used analytics to his advantage in the business of baseball. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

kevy2time ,

Great Podcast

Need more pods like this, a great way to get to know more about the big league guys. Looking forward to seeing who comes on next! (Whit Merrifield PLEASE!!!!)

fntortorote ,

Awesome

Need more like this!! Chris Rose rotation is similar but we need more player to player podcasts!

jaymac12 16 ,

One of the best

One of the best podcast for baseball

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