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Follow along with Jake Mastroianni this season as the Atlanta Braves look to build upon last years momentum and look to return the Braves to national prominence with the Locked On Braves Podcast. Phenoms, franchise cornerstones, young blood, and grizzled veterans, the Braves have it all. This season we'll take the journey with one of the most exciting Atlanta teams in recent history and delve beyond the box score to fully understand the talent unfolding before us. Part of the Locked On Podca ...
 
Your daily podcast on the national look of MLB part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Comedian, TV producer and creator of the Sully Baseball Podcast Paul Francis Sullivan brings his humor and passion to the Locked On Network. On the show Sully will be talking about each team, each pennant race and everything else in the game of baseball, from rule changes and labor issues to uniforms, baseball cards, stadium food, What ifs in the game’s history and which fanbase deserves a title the most. S ...
 
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The Braves may not have repeated as World Series champions in 2022. But they had a terrific regular season and spent the off season patching holes and signing their young core to long term extensions. Jake Mastroianni returns to the show to discuss Atlanta's chances in 2023 and beyond in their bid to be team of the decAade. Follow Jake on Twitter @…
 
Friend of the podcast Nash Walker is leaving Locked on Twins to become the voice of the Reno Aces. But before he goes, Nash joined Sully for one more Locked on MLB to talk about the big moves the Twins made, including the Correa signing and dealing away a batting champ for pitching depth. Follow Nash on Twitter @nashwalker9 Support Us By Supporting…
 
Will the Yankees and Mets win 94 games? Will the Diamondbacks win more than the Giants? Can ANY AL Central team win 90 games? Sully is joined by Millard Thomas of Locked on Diamondbacks to look at the early Over/Under picks at Fan Duel and debate which ones look right. Also should teams wear advertisements on their uniforms? The Diamondbacks are di…
 
The Atlanta Braves are thought to have one of the weakest farm systems in baseball, but there is a lot of potential among their top 10 prospects. Jake takes a shot at ranking the top 10 prospects in the system but in a unique way basing it strictly on upside potential. He starts his list with 6-10, which features five arms that figure to become sol…
 
Holy Fernando Mania! At long last, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be retiring number 34 for the great Fernando Valenzuela. His career had a sky high peak, but his impact with the Dodgers and the community goes beyond the numbers. Millard Thomas of Locked on Diamondbacks joins the show to discuss the merits of the Dodgers decisions and how other teams…
 
Dan Epstein, author of the new book, The Captain and Me, returns to the podcast. In this episode he shares more stories about Yankee cult hero Ron Blomberg and his snake bitten injury filled career. Plus there are more tales about the legacy of captain Thurman Munson. Buy the Captain and Me on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Me-Field-Thurman-…
 
In this mailbag episode, Jake answers your Twitter questions, including the top five players on the Atlanta Braves right now. Others asked if Ronald Acuna Jr. should remain in the leadoff spot, and if the Braves should consider trading Ian Anderson. Also, who will lead the Braves in home runs and average in 2023. Plus a lot more. Support Us By Supp…
 
The Atlanta Braves released their initial list of non-roster invitees for the 2023 Spring Training with some really interesting names. We talk about the players who have the best chance of making the Opening Day roster and earning a 40-man spot. And Jake ranks the prospects on the non-roster list that he's most excited to see this Spring. Support U…
 
The Blue Jays made the postseason in 2022 and have high hopes with pitching help and a chance for stars to rebound in 2023. Yet Ruth Kapelus of the Toronto SABR Chapter asks us all to ease up on the throttle. There are still a lot of questions left unanswered entering the season. Follow Ruth on Twitter @ruthkapelus Support Us By Supporting Our Spon…
 
After a breakout rookie season with the Atlanta Braves could Spencer Strider be ready to put a full season together as a starter and compete for the NL Cy Young? The Pitching Ninja recently put his top 10 starting pitchers list together for the 2023 season and had Spencer Strider included. And are we closer to finding out who will be the next play-…
 
In late December, 2022, Ben Kaspick, host of Locked on San Francisco Giants, joined the show to talk about how thrilled he was to begin the Carlos Correa Era by the Bay. Of course that lasted about a week. The Correa Saga made the Giants off season a bizarre teasing nightmare for their fans. Ben returns to the show to discuss the aftermath and figu…
 
Who are the odds on favorites to win the MVP, Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award in 2023. Sully and Millard Thomas of Locked on Diamondbacks take an early look at the odds. Plus Sully poses a philosophical question about fan bases, especially how the Chiefs and Eagles Super Bowl match up affects Phillies and Royals fans. Follow Millard on Twitte…
 
The Atlanta Braves have done a great job of gathering arms in their farm system over the years helping them at the big league level and helping them acquire big league talent. This past draft they took a pair of right-handed high school arms with their first two picks in Owen Murphy and J.R. Ritchie who hope to become part of the next wave. Dylan D…
 
The Atlanta Braves lost a key piece of their scouting department on Thursday as the Houston Astros hired Dana Brown to be their new GM. Grant McAuley joins the show to answer your Twitter questions about the TV booth opening, Bally's bankruptcy, and how many All-Stars the Braves will have in 2023. Also, which current Braves player is most likely to…
 
Adalberto Mondesi is heading to the Red Sox to continue their confusing off season without a clear strategy. Meanwhile Millard Thomas of Locked on Diamondbacks joins the show to talk about unsigned free agents and his thoughts on Scott Rolen making the Hall of Fame. Follow Millard on Twitter @creatorthomas24 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! B…
 
Celebrated author Dan Epstein joins the podcast to talk about his new book, The Captain and Me. Co written with Yankee cult hero Ron Blomberg, the book follows beloved Yankee legend Thurman Munson, his friendship with Blomberg and their times paving the way from the mediocre teams of the early 1970's to the championship squads of the Bronx Zoo year…
 
Hall of Fame ballot results were released on Tuesday and the Atlanta Braves are close to having another great player from the 1990-2000s era enter the Hall of Fame in Andrus Jones. Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to Venezuela and smashed a home run. And the Atlanta Braves are all of sudden looking for a new play-by-play person for TV as Chip Caray left t…
 
Scott Rolen snuck under the wire with his election to the Hall of Fame. Todd Helton barely missed but he an Billy Wagner look at the next ballot witth some confidence. Ty Dane Gonzalez of Locked on Mariners joins the show to talk about the Cooperstown ballot, the M's success in 2022 and hopes for 2023 and beyond. Follow Ty on Twitter @danegnzlz Sup…
 
A lot has changed in Wrigleyville since the Cubs won it all in 2016. But Sam Olbur and Matt Cozzi, the new hosts of Locked on Cubs, see some hope on the horizon for David Ross and company. They join Sully for this episode and engage in a down to the wire trivia challenge that needs to be heard to be believed. Follow Locked on Cubs on Twitter @Locke…
 
The Twins and the Marlins pulled off a blockbuster trade including a reigning batting champion and a solid starting pitcher. How will it affect the teams? Meanwhile a fan had ideas about adding to the Suffering Index and Sal Bando is mourned. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. G…
 
The Atlanta Braves didn't have a single prospect on Baseball American's Top 100 list, but Jake Mastroianni gives you several candidates who could be on next year. On this week's minor league spotlight, we take a look at Victor Vodnik, Ignacio Alvarez, Brandol Mezquita, and Geraldo Quintero. Will one of these young bats become the top position playe…
 
The White Sox have played in Guaranteed Rate Field (or whatever it is called) since 1991. The moved from right across the street where old Comiskey Park was. But the White Sox almost moved to Milwaukee, then to Seattle and then to Tampa Bay. The fact that the White Sox stayed led to the creation of three franchises. While stuck in Chicago for a lon…
 
Fortunes in Kansas City have fallen since 2015. But a new GM plus the arrival of new manager Matt Quatraro have given Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. a sense that the status quo is not acceptable. Rylan Stiles of Locked on Royals joins the show to talk about the potential for the future, looking back to what worked in 2015 and the possibility of …
 
Vaughn Grissom currently stands as the leader to win the shortstop job for the Atlanta Braves in 2023, but some still wonder if he'd be better suited in left field. Other questions include whether or not the Braves will still try to shed money to get under the luxury tax and the biggest concerns within the division. Also, thoughts on recently signe…
 
The Phillies won a pennant ahead of schedule. And now Bryce Harper and company are stacked and ready to make another run at it for 2023. Connor Thomas of Locked on Phillies stops by to discuss thei chances. Follow Connor on Twitter @ConnorThomas975 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy …
 
There wasn't a ton that GM Alex Anthopoulos had to do going into the offseason as the Atlanta Braves already had a competitive roster in place. Shortstop and left field were the biggest questions coming into the offseason and with just one month before pitchers and catchers report, those questions remain. Jake Mastroianni gives his grade for the of…
 
The Orioles finally put up a winning season and have a fun new core of players on the team. So leave it to the Orioles front office to frustrate the very fans who should be thrilled. Connor Newcomb of Locked on Orioles joins the show to sift through the rubble. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ConnorNewcomb_ Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar …
 
On Dr. King's Day, Sully and Millard Thomas of Locked on Diamondbacks look at the legacy of players who were denied entry to the Majors during the days of segregation. Then they wonder how to make the game relevant for African Americans today. Plus honoring Curt Flood who fought for his rights 53 years ago today. Follow Millard on Twitter @creatort…
 
We take a look at the most recent international class for the Atlanta Braves and discuss why these signings are so important. Minors Monday will have an international appeal as well diving into recent signees Ambioriz Tavarez, Douglas Glod, and Diego Benitez. With the Braves' farm system depleted, it's more important than ever for them to hit on so…
 
In this mailbag episode, we answer your Atlanta Braves questions from Twitter including several on what Ian Anderson needs to do in order to turn things around. How well do the Braves' bullpen and lineup stack up against other teams in the NL East and National League as a whole? Who are the players that will be most intriguing to watch in Spring Tr…
 
Some listeners think that Sully and Millard Thomas might be too biased. That does not mean they can not be objective, especially when talking about the bizarre saga of Carlos Correa and how the Red Sox post Xander Bogarts strategy blew up in their faces with the injury to Trevor Story. Follow Millard on Twitter @creatorthomas24 Follow Ryan on Twitt…
 
With Max Fried getting closer to free agency the questions about the Atlanta Braves possibly extending the ace increase. If the Braves were to extend one of their team-friendly extension to Fried, what would it look like? And would he accept? Arbitration figures are due on Friday with Fried and A.J. Minter among the five Braves players who will be …
 
The Mets have had a very strange off season. They have lost a beloved ace and were drawn into the Carlos Correa mess. But they also brought in the Cy Young Award winner and have their eyes on a World Series run. Ryan Finkelstein of Locked on Mets joins the show to make sense of it all. Follow Ryan on Twitter @FinkelsteinRyan Support Us By Supportin…
 
So many things went wrong with the Rays in 2022. Injuries to stars like Wander Franco turned on of the most potent offenses of 2021 into a meager attack last year. However, their pitching led them back to the postseason for the fourth straight year. And despite not making a huge splash in the off season, Ulises Sambrano of Locked on Rays thinks thi…
 
For the third time this offseason Carlos Correa has agreed to a deal, and this time it could have a real impact on the Atlanta Braves. Also, we say goodbye to Luke Jackson as he signs with the San Francisco Giants. And former general manager John Coppolella had his lifetime ban lifted by MLB opening up the opportunity for him to join a front office…
 
Liam Hendriks was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will begin treatment Monday. We here at Locked on MLB wish him well. Meanwhile Sully reads listener comments, including one who swore off Locked on Podcasts. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use…
 
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