Best Baseball podcasts (Updated December 2018; image)
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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
 
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The Ringer MLB Show
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A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.
 
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary
 
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary
 
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Baseball America
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Baseball America delivers baseball news you can't get anywhere else. Covering the game from a player-development point of view, the staff of BA will deliver its take on what's going on in the world of baseball every week on its podcast, analyzing the game from the majors and minors--with an emphasis on prospects--through our unparalleled college and high school coverage.
 
The MLBTR podcast, hosted by staff writer Jeff Todd, covers the latest hot stove news and features analysis and interviews.
 
Jeff Blair, ex-MLBer Kevin Barker & Blue Jays broadcaster Joe Siddall discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.
 
Baseball Historian relives the greatest moments as heard on radio. The History of Baseball through the games, radio shows, interviews an more.
 
Host Joel Henard will sits down with his co-hosts Mike Hilbig (@TheFantasyDR), Matt Lewton (@Lewtie) from The Fantasy Insiders Show Powered by SoCalledFantasyExperts.com and get you up to date on the latest news and notes from around the baseball and football world. Join us in the chat room at 9pm EST on Mondays on The Fantasy Sports Network or iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
 
Your weekly podcast for all things Atlanta Braves
 
Sports bloggers and podcast hosts, Rich Baxter and Gary Mack, give their opinions on the week that was in baseball and the week ahead for the best teams in pro baseball
 
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Baseball PhD (MP3)
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What would you do if you could get a PhD in life - through baseball? Welcome to Baseball PhD. A podcast for your brain. 30 major league cities, 100 places to see. Let\'s touch them all as we make a road trip of a lifetime!
 
TuneIn covers Major League Baseball like never before with MLB At The Plate. TM/(C) MLBAM 2017Host Holden Kushner and a star-studded cast of analysts, including six-time All-Star Kenny Lofton, 21-year veteran pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, former catcher JP Arencibia, plus World Series champs Geoff Blum and Jeff Nelson take you around the world of Major League Baseball with recaps, interviews and more.Catch the live show weeknights 7pm-midnight eastern o ...
 
Join the Baseball History Podcast announcer as he explores this week in baseball history and a player biography.
 
A veteran baseball writer and editor explores the world of books about baseball through interviews with today's best baseball authors.
 
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The Strike Zone
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A Sports Illustrated podcast talking all things baseball, hosted by SI MLB editors Stephen Cannella and Ted Keith.
 
ESPN's Keith Law delivers an insider's perspective on the game of baseball with guests from the front office of MLB teams along with writers and bloggers from across the country.
 
With former USA Baseball National Team Coach Peter Caliendo
 
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Sully Baseball
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Love baseball? Need a daily fix of talking baseball? Comedian and TV producer Paul Francis Sullivan (call him Sully) posts an original podcast every single day, 365 days a year unless it is a leap year and then he is going to do another one. Throughout the season, playoffs and off season, Sully makes his observations, voices his opinions and brings on guests like former major league players and writers and actors, including Joe Mantegna. Agree with him or not, there is always thoughtful, fun ...
 
A baseball podcast that talks about stats, stories, and happenings from around the baseball world.
 
Some Connecticut natives talking about all things Yankees and baseball with a nice touch of nutmeger thrown in.
 
Discussing the growing world of youth baseball with host Jim Cromer and his panel of expert guests.
 
In the podcast, "Cigars and Curveballs," veteran sports analyst Thom Loverro selects subjects from his extensive career in print, online and broadcast journalism to deliver engaging conversations each week.
 
We talk about Minnesota Twins baseball, beer and whatever else comes to mind. Stop in for a listen.
 
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Drunk Jays Fans
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Podcast by theScore.com
 
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Getting Blanked
Monthly+
 
Podcast by Getting Blanked
 
David Jackson is a freelance sports broadcaster with over 20-years of play-by-play and hosting experience on the collegiate and professional level. His projects include Full Count Podcast, What's Up In Boone, and 4th & Friday. He is a two-time NC Sportscaster-of-the-Year award winner. Jackson currently serves as the President/CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
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Merry Christmas as our PhD Committee celebrates Christmas and the fact that our Season 9 has concluded. Wait ’til next year!By ideas@baseballphd.net (Baseball PhD).
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about why there have been so many Noah Syndergaard trade rumors, then answer listener emails about whether Giancarlo Stanton would be better if he raised his launch angle, how and when a manager who kept intentionally walking hitters would be stopped, how and whether to debate saber skeptics (about Harold ...…
 
Coach Caliendo has a discussion with Dustin Pease, founder of Lokation Nation. My story began in Baltimore, Maryland when I was in the 8th grade. I was an extremely undersized left-handed pitcher, standing at 5’9 140 pounds who had a relentless drive for the game of baseball and to be the best I could be. I was regularly scrutinized by coaches ...…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jeff’s sartorial choice during his MLB Network appearance at the Winter Meetings, Willians Astudillo striking out twice against the same pitcher in a pro game for (possibly) the first time, Scott Boras and Brian Cashman metaphors, big-picture takeaways from the Winter Meetings, the Phillies signing A ...…
 
Sam and Ben join the show to recap all things Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
 
Ed Kasputis interviews Robert K. Fitts about his book, Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan.By ideas@baseballphd.net (Baseball PhD).
 
Before catching up with new Spink Award winner Jayson Stark (36:59), Buster gets "Inside Heat" from N.Y. (5:00), Milwaukee (11:51) and Arizona (16:40). Plus, Keith Law shares his perspective on what's gone down at the Winter Meetings thus far (22:49).
 
On the latest Youth Baseball Talk, I had the chance to attend an ABCA barnstorming clinic this week and the message from some of the presenters all contained something about having a relationship with your players.. How would you categorize your relationship with your players? Rope Report: “Creating an “ACE” Pitching Mindset” Join us for this e ...…
 
Before catching up with Tim Kurkjian (30:44), Buster gets a Winter Meetings edition of "The Numbers Game" (1:52) and checks in on the hot Winter markets, including Houston (9:41), Chicago (13:56), New York (18:43) and San Francisco (24:29).
 
Peter Devereaux takes us on a tour of rare and colorful early baseball cards from the Library of Congress’s Benjamin K. Edwards Collection. The books features 300 images tobacco cards issued between 1887 to 1914. Featured song: "I've Just Seen a Face," by the Dillards.
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about expected activity at the Winter Meetings, the pointlessness of the Winter Meetings, and the Hall of Fame elections of Lee Smith and Harold Baines (yes, that Harold Baines). Then (23:04) they talk to FanGraphs prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen about the baseball and multi-sport future of Heisman Troph ...…
 
On June 5, 1948, Babe Ruth met future President George H.W. Bush on the ball fields of Yale. We remember and honor the legacy of both of these great Americans who have impacted our lives, our culture and our country. Our podcast concludes as Ed Kasputis interviews author, Jerry Amernic on his book, Babe Ruth – A Superstar’s Legacy.…
 
Episode 847 Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen makes his triumphant return to FanGraphs Audio to discuss the offseason’s early action, including a bevy of Mariners deals, the Cardinals trade for Paul Goldschmidt, and the signing of Nathan Eovaldi. We then turn our attention to such varied topics as former University of Washington quarterbac ...…
 
UMP: The Untitled McDongenhagen Project, Episode 8 This is the eighth episode of a weekly program co-hosted by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel about player evaluation in all its forms. The show, which is available through the normal FanGraphs Audio feed, has a working name but barely. The show is not all prospect stuff, but there is plenty ...…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo and discuss Nathan Eovaldi re-signing with the Red Sox, the Cardinals-Diamondbacks trade involving Paul Goldschmidt, Luke Weaver, and Carson Kelly, and the significance of good teams trading away great players. Then (36:03) they bring on free-agent outfielder and probable fastest m ...…
 
Mariners No. 3 prospect Justin Dunn joins the show to talk about his trade from the Mets and what he did to turn his performance around in 2018. Tyler, Sam and Ben preview the Winter Meetings.
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo’s Venezuelan Winter League MVP chances, the latest scuttlebutt about banning the shift (and why it reflects the right impulse but the wrong solution), and the Nationals’ Patrick Corbin signing, the suddenly scary NL East, and the offseason market so far. Then (25:44) they bring on ...…
 
Ed Kasputis interviews photography icon, Michael Zagaris who is the official photographer to both the Oakland A’s and San Francisco 49ers.By ideas@baseballphd.net (Baseball PhD).
 
Caliendo, Wilson and Ferraro, Three Podcasts guys sit down to discuss Managing, Coaching and Baseball Development. Coach Caliendo speaking at the National High School Baseball Coaches Convention in St. Louis, Missouri got to set up shop in the lobby of the Hilton hotel. He had a candid discussion with Kevin Wilson, Hitting Consultant to Major L ...…
 
Kyle and Mike talk the new Minnesota Twins 10 Prospects.
 
Kyle and Bill talk the new Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects.
 
Kyle and Bill talk the new Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects.
 
Kyle and Ben talk the new Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects.
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the nomadic Andy Wilkins, revisit the Mariners-Mets trade and Robinson Cano’s graceful decline so far, discuss the Mariners-Phillies trade, the career of Jean Segura, the Mariners’ rebuild, Jerry Dipoto’s flip-flop about tearing down the team, and the status of the investigation into allegations of r ...…
 
We break our hiatus to discuss the Mariners selling their roster pieces off. First, Robinson Canó and Edwin Diaz to the Mets for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, and prospects (1:00). Then, Jean Segura and two relievers to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana (14:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram…
 
For baseball fans, 1980 was the year of George Brett and Mike Schmidt, Super Joe Charboneau and fireballing J.R. Richard. Author J. Daniel joins us to discuss the Phillies, the Royals and the season that almost ended in a strike. Feautred song: "Whip It," by Devo.
 
Oklahoma State coach Josh Holliday joins Teddy Cahill to talk about the Cowboys’ performance this fall, their ongoing stadium construction and to look ahead to the 2019 season.
 
On March 22, 2011, Ed Kasputis interviewed Ted Giannoulas aka The Famous San Diego Chicken. This interview was originally scheduled to be released during our San Diego Padres podcast (Episode 49) but it was so good that we produced this special edition podcast. The Famous San Diego Chicken is the Babe Ruth of sports mascots. During this 39 minu ...…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a busy week in rumored (and completed) transactions, touching on the Mets-Mariners blockbuster revolving around Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, the Indians trading Yan Gomes to the Nationals (a rare trade between contenders) and teams opting not to spend, a Craig Kimbrel report, tender/non-tender decis ...…
 
Episode 846 ESPN writer and former Effectively Wild co-host Sam Miller joins the program for discussion of baseball aesthetics, what we watch for when we watch a game, and various matters of an editing nature. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @megrowler on Twitter. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feede ...…
 
Today Coach Caliendo discusses the power of habits in baseball with Dana Cavalea Author of the new book, Habits of a Champion, a former New York Yankee performance coach. You will hear incredible stories of what habits have made great managers like Joe Torre, Joe Girardi and players like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettitte. The cultu ...…
 
Before chatting with new Orioles Exec. VP Mike Elias (42:31), Buster Olney checks in on the biggest offseason stories in L.A. (1:37), D.C. (6:44), Seattle (10:42), St. Louis (18:13), New York (23:59), Philadelphia (31:35) and Boston (37:41). Plus, a fascinating conversation with 30 for 30's Jody Avirgan (55:14).…
 
Pirates No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker joins the show fresh off being added to the 40-man roster, Sam and Tyler review other players protected from the Rule 5 Draft and Ben addresses the Rocky Mountain Vibes rebrand.
 
Holy Cow! We conclude our 6 podcast series on baseball’s greatest sportscasters with Harry Caray (1914 – 1998). Caray broadcast Major League Baseball for 53 years. Ed, Farley & Mark review the 2006 PBS documentary, Kokoyakyu – High School Baseball. Then it’s time for baseball’s greatest showman. Ed interviews author and former presidential spee ...…
 
Episode 845 Sports Illustrated writer Emma Baccellieri joins the program for a wide-ranging discussion, including MLB’s recent brush with campaign finance, the issues Emma is most curious to see play out this offseason, and the upcoming Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. Also, host Meg Rowley tells an Embarrassing Story. Don’t hesitate to direct pod ...…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Robinson Cano, Madison Bumgarner, and Paul Goldschmidt trade rumors, what makes for a slow or exciting offseason, and the cooling effect that superteams can have on the hot stove, then (16:14) bring on Superpesis marketing and communications director Jussi Pyysalo to talk about the Finnish national s ...…
 
Braves light the Hot Stove by signing Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann. What does this mean to the team next year and what is left to be done in the off-season?
 
Josh Donaldson lands in Atlanta (2:20), most teams in the league are looking to blow it up (11:40), and Kyler Murray has a big decision to make (28:25). Then, where did MLB go wrong with Cindy Hyde-Smith and what does it do from here? (39:10). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Oliver Drake’s new/old home, the Braves signing Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann and converting Johan Camargo, the Pirates signing Lonnie Chisenhall, and the Twins claiming C.J. Cron, then (11:20) talk to Bill Rowe, official baseball advisor for the film Twilight, about how he helped make the movie’s ...…
 
Philosophy professor Mark Kingwell joins us to discuss his book, which attempts to explain why baseball matters through a series of essays. Kingwell argues there is no better tutor of human failure’s enduring significance than baseball. Featured song: "My Philosophy," by Boogie Down Productions.
 
Auburn righthander Davis Daniel joins Teddy Cahill to talk about fall ball and to look ahead to the 2019 season.
 
Jack Buck (1924 – 2002) called 11 World Series, 4 Major League All-Star games and 18 Super Bowls. Ed, Farley and Mark review Buck‘s career and make their Super Bowl predictions in his honor. Ed interviews author Curt Smith about Buck and Marty Allen shares his worst day in radio.By ideas@baseballphd.net (Baseball PhD).
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about minor-league pay, the surprising prospect past of Neil Walker, and the impending posting and pitching of NPB star Yusei Kikuchi. Then (13:43) they bring on Cubs Double-A outfielder Connor Myers to discuss his offseason job as a UPS driver, his baseball bonus and salary, making ends meet on a minor-le ...…
 
UMP: The Untitled McDongenhagen Project, Episode 7 This is the seventh episode of a weekly program co-hosted by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel about player evaluation in all its forms. The show, which is available through the normal FanGraphs Audio feed, has a working name but barely. The show is not all prospect stuff, but there is plenty ...…
 
Barber hired Vin Scully We honor one of the greatest baseball sportscasters of all time – Red Barber. We explore his life and influence. Ed interviews and thanks Dale Mugford from Brave New Code for our new mobile web site. Ed then interviews author, speech writer and professor, Curt Smith. Our podcast concludes as we remember the Ol’ Redhead a ...…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a Willians Astudillo strikeout (and Astudillo vs. other, more highly-touted Twins), the team-switching saga of Oliver Drake, and the singular skill of Nathan Eovaldi, then answer listener emails about changing the game to appeal to non-fans, the value of base-stealing, the odds of seeing gear from ev ...…
 
Mike Greenberg talks to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred about dealing with tough issues (2:00), his relationships with the other commissioners (10:15), balancing tradition with change (18:30), analytics (23:45), his passion for golf (33:06) and much more.
 
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Tommy Milone and Willians Astudillo, Bryce Harper’s awful fielding in 2018, two more examples of percentages greater than 100, and Adrian Beltre’s retirement and atypical, incredible career, then (23:34) bring on new FanGraphs managing editor Meg Rowley to talk about both sides of the Yankees-Mariner ...…
 
Is Paxton the top-10 pitcher the Yankees need? Plus, Adrián Beltré's two-decade career has come to an end, assessing the state of the Cy Young and MVP races, and wondering what the hell is going on on Bryce Harper’s head.
 
Author Mike Sowell joins us to discuss his Casey Award-winning account of Ray Chapman's on-field death in 1920. Sowell's classic book takes an in-depth look at Chapman, Carl Mays, the 1920 pennant race and more. Featured song: "It's a Shame About Ray," by the Lemonheads.
 
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