Baseball is a game of tradition. It has remained largely unchanged for over 100 years, and it's easy to think that the players on the field are just as traditional as the game itself. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Today's game is filled with some of the most interesting and exciting personalities in the history of baseball. On-field, off-field and everything in between, enjoy a conversation among baseball people, and get to know the players and the game you already thought you knew.
Lindsey Adler, New York Yankees beat writer, The Athletic
Recorded 3/12/21: I sat down (over Skype) with New York Yankees beat writer, Lindsey Adler. We talked about, among other things, the anatomy of a Spring Training chanegup, overhyping college athletes, and having to explain baseball acumen to our therapists.
Jackie Bradley Jr., Free Agent MLB Outfielder
Recorded 12/1/20: I sat down (over Skype) with former Red Sox outfielder and current MLB Free Agent, Jackie Bradley Jr. We talked about, among other things, his days at University of South Carolina, the anatomy of being a good teammate, and his hopes for how MLB will tackle the racial equality divide in this new decade.
Andrew Miller, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals
Recorded 9/28/20: I sat down with St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher, Andrew Miller. We talked about, among other things, quarantining in a hotel during their covid outbreak, playing for different types of managers, and dry humps.
Alan Nero, MLB Agent, Octagon
Recorded 9/19/20: I sat down (over skype) with longtime baseball agent and current head of baseball for The Octagon Agency, Alan Nero. We talked about how Bud Selig gave him the nudge he needed to start his own agency, how he started placing players on Asian teams, and keys to a good negotiation.
Scott Barber, Baseball Agent, Ballengee Group
Recorded: 9/13/2020: I sat down (over Skype) with Ballengee Group baseball agent, Scott Barber. We talked about, among other things, rejection, starting an agency from scratch, and how he added Matchmaker to his resume.
Mike Moye, Baseball Agent, Moye Sports
Recorded 9/10/20: I sat down (over Skype) with sports agent, Mike Moye, of Moye Sports Agency. We talk about how he got into the business, what makes a good negotiation, and the unique challenges of representing Latin American players.
If you love MLB, you will love this podcast. Collin has a great future in broadcasting if he so chooses after baseball. For now, we get to benefit from his insights and his relationships, to get a captivating inside view of the game from a variety of perspectives that other podcasts just don’t provide. Love this podcast.
Loved agent podcasts
I didn’t expect to like the agent podcasts that you just completed, but they were great. You do a great interview. You have credibility in the game, along with a long road to get there. And very likable. Keep up the great podcasts!