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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about pre-Opening Day milestones and the upcoming EW season preview series, then (7:59) draft and discuss their favorite offseason transactions (and non-transactions), followed by a Past Blast from 1964 (1:16:19) and a Stat Blast addendum (1:21:18) about Pinky Higgins, Roxie Lawson, and hits-related records. Audi…
 
Episode 774- Pittsburgh Pirates Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Nicklaus Gaut of FanGraphs and RotoBaller @NT_BurtReynolds Pittsburgh Pirates Preview Catchers Austin Hedges Tyler Heineman Endy Rodriguez Infielders Ji-Man Choi Carlos Santana Rodolfo Castro Oneil Cruz Ke'bryan Hayes Ji Hwan Bae Outfielders Bryan Reynolds Andrew McC…
 
Episode 1010 On this week’s show, we consider the career of a potential Hall of Famer before getting to know one of our writers better. With Joe Mauer destined for the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame and set to arrive on the Cooperstown ballot for the first time this year as well, Jay Jaffe felt it appropriate to chat with Dan Hayes of The Athletic ab…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley issue a sexiness-comment correction and banter about Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s MLB: The Show cover-model credentials, the 2023 Opening Day schedule, more ways in which baseball is and isn’t different from other sports (14:35), Chad Green’s convoluted contract (31:35), and their appreciation of Zack Greinke. Then (43:49) Ben c…
 
Episode 780- How Jenstad Dominated 2022 Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Co-Host: Dave McDonald @RunDMCD Guest: Scott Jenstad of Rotowire @ScottJenstad News Adalberto Mondesi to the Red Sox Adam Duvall to the Red Sox Aroldis Chapman to the Royals Matt Barnes to Marlins Alex Colome to the Nationals Cole Irvin to the Orioles Grayson Rodriguez pitc…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about players being in the sexiest shape of their lives, Rockies owner Dick Monfort’s comments about the Padres’ spending, and how Diamond Sports Group’s bankruptcy might affect the future of baseball broadcasting, then (28:09) discuss more ways in which baseball stands out from other sports. After that (35:35), …
 
Episode 779- Oakland A's Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Co-Host: Bruce Cagle Jr. @BCJRFantasy Oakland A’s Preview Catchers Shea Langeliers Manny Pina Infielder Jesus Aguilar Tony Kemp Jace Peterson Nick Allen Aledmys Diaz Ryan Noda Kevin Smith Outfielders Seth Brown Ramon Laureano Christian Pache Esteury Ruiz Starting Pitchers Paul Bla…
 
Episode 778- Toronto Blue Jays Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Joe Orrico of SportsEthos @JoeOrrico99 Toronto Blue Jays Preview Catchers Alejandro Kirk Danny Jansen Infielders Vlad Guerrero Jr. Whit Merrifield Bo Bichette Matt Chapman Brandon Belt Santiago Espinal Cavan Biggio Outfielders George Springer Daulto Varsho Kevin Kierm…
 
Episode 777- San Diego Padres Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Sammy Reid of RotoGrinders and the Reid 'em and Weep podcast @SammyReidFI San Diego Padres Preview Catchers Austin Nola Luis Campusano Infielders Jake Cronenworth Ha-Seong Kim Xander Bogaerts Manny Machado Brandon Dixon Outfielders Fernando Tatis Jr. Juan Soto Trent Gr…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Orioles owner John Angelos reneging on his offer to show reporters the team’s financial information, the O’s acquiring Cole Irvin, the Astros hiring the Braves’ Dana Brown as their new GM, and the Twins trading for Michael A. Taylor to be Byron Buxton’s backup, plus more ways in which baseball is different …
 
Episode 776- Miami Marlins Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Peter Pratt of the Locked on Marlins podcast @MiamiMarlins_UK Miami Marlins Preview Catchers Jacob Stallings Nick Fortes Infielders Garrett Cooper Luis Arraez Jean Segura Jazz Chisholm Joey Wendle Jon Berti Outfielders Jorge Soler Avisail Garcia Bryan De La Cruz Jesus San…
 
Episode 1009 This week, we reflect on the recent Hall of Fame election results before catching up with a top Pirates prospect. First up, Jay Jaffe welcomes Ryan Thibodaux, who leads the team at the Hall of Fame Ballot Tracker, to discuss Scott Rolen’s enshrinement and the wild day leading up to it. Ryan has worked on the Tracker for a decade now, b…
 
Episode 775- New York Yankees Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Sami of the Catcher's Corner podcast @believe_Sami New York Yankees Preview Catchers Jose Trevino Kyle Higashioka Infielders Anthony Rizzo Gleyber Torres DJ LeMahieu Oswald Peraza Josh Donaldson Isiah Kiner-Falefa Oswaldo Cabrera Outfielders Aaron Judge Giancarlo Stant…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Scott Rolen’s election to the Hall of Fame, Billy Wagner, Andy Pettitte, and relievers vs. starters as Cooperstown candidates, the Adalberto Mondesi trade (and a wager about Mondesi and Shohei Ohtani), and (32:40) more ways in which baseball stands out from other sports. Then (45:00) they talk to FanGraphs …
 
Episode 773- Colorado Rockies Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Co-Host: Dave McDonald @RunDMCD Guest: Mark Kieffer @Mark_Kieffer Colorado Rockies Preview Catchers Elias Diaz Brian Serven Infielders CJ Cron Brendan Rodgers Ezequiel Tovar Ryan McMahon Elehuris Montero Harold Castro Michael Toglia Outfielders Kris Bryant Charlie Blackmon Yo…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the yips, more ways in which baseball is different from other sports, big leaguers playing against kids, and Rogers Centre’s new dimensions, plus a Past Blast (36:49) from 1959. Then (41:54) they talk to Sam Blum and Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic and Pedro Moura of Fox Sports about how the Angels have negle…
 
Episode 772- Texas Rangers Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Ray Kuhn of Fantasy Alarm @Ray_Kuhn_28 Texas Rangers Preview Catchers Jonah Heim Mitch Garver Infielders Nathaniel Lowe Marcus Semien Corey Seager Josh Jung Ezequiel Duran Mark Mathias Outfielders Adolis Garcia Leody Taveras Josh Smith Bubba Thompson Brad Miller Starting …
 
Episode 771- Washington Nationals Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Taylor Tarter of Fantasy Pros, Fantrax and Pitcher List @taylor_tarter Washington Nationals Preview Catchers Keibert Ruiz Riley Adams Israel Pineda Infielders Dom Smith Luis Garcia CJ Abrams Jeimer Candelario Joey Meneses Ildemaro Vargas Outfielders Victor Robles L…
 
Episode 770- Minnesota Twins Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Co-Host: Mike Werner @MikeWernerFWFB Twins Preview Catchers Christian Vazquez Ryan Jeffers Infielders Luis Arraez Jorge Polanco Carlos Correa Jose Miranda Alex Kirilloff Nick Gordon Kyle Farmer Outfielders Byron Buxton Max Kepler Joey Gallo Gilberto Celestino Starting Pitchers…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about 53-year-old Dae-Sung Koo 구대성 pitching in Australia, provide a final(?) update on Brandon Belt’s beloved Toronto chicken tenders, discuss the invisible strike zone as a feature that sets baseball apart from other sports (along with listener responses to other differentiating factors), bemoan the results of a…
 
Episode 769- Tampa Bay Rays Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Co-Host: Mike Werner @MikeWernerFWFB Tampa Bay Rays Preview Catchers Christian Bethancourt Francisco Mejia Infielders Jonathan Aranda Brandon Lowe Wander Franco Yandy Diaz Issac Paredes Taylor Walls Vidal Brujan Outfielders Randy Arozarena Manuel Margot Harold Ramirez Jose Siri…
 
Episode 1008 In this episode, we get insight from a professional run-creator before turning the tables on our favorite interviewer. In the first half, David Laurila welcomes Donnie Ecker, bench coach and offensive coordinator for the Texas Rangers, to the program. Ecker, who David also interviewed last year, shares what it’s like to work with manag…
 
Episode 768- Seattle Mariners Preview Host: Justin Mason @JustinMasonFWFB Guest: Sam Wirsching of the Dynasty Guru @SamFBB1 Seattle Mariners Preview Catchers Cal Raleigh Tom Murphy Cooper Hummel Infielders Ty France Kolton Wong JP Crawford Dylan Moore Eugenio Suarez Outfielders Julio Rodriguez Teoscar Hernandez Jarred Kelenic AJ Pollock Sam Haggert…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about passing the halfway point of the offseason, another way in which baseball is unusual among team sports, a few minor transactions, and (11:15) recent PR missteps by the Reds and Orioles owners’ respective sons. Then (39:16) they talk to writer Dan Moore about his reporting on public stadium subsidies, the fi…
 
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