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Hosts Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke bring their unique perspectives to the burning baseball topics that everybody is talking about and sprinkle in some betting content too. Dustin's humorous takes and sharp insights paired with Adam's data-driven approach to analyzing baseball will provide listeners with entertaining and engaging MLB discussion, and maybe some extra win expectancy when it comes to their wagers.

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It's a special day on the MLB calendar as it's Jackie Robinson Day. Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke discuss whether the Royals are for real or not. What to make of the Brewers' hot start after losing big names during the offseason? Also, would you return the ball if you caught a homerun? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke discuss Jackson Holliday getting promoted to the Orioles and what that means for the Orioles in the near future. They discuss Rookie of the Year candidates in both the AL and NL. Also, a look at which teams have played soft or difficult schedules and how that may affect the standings going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke react to Shane Bieber needing Tommy John surgery. And Spencer Strider looks like he will need surgery too. What does this say about the current state of MLB starting pitching? Is there any solution for this? Also, potential betting opportunities in the NL Cy Young award market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke discuss the impact of starting pitchers coming off of seasons with innings increases. Which starting pitchers off to good starts are regression candidates? Can the Cubs maintain without ace Justin Steele? The A's will be in Sacramento from 2025-27. Also, a potential betting edge with starting pitchers coming off no-hitters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke give their biggest takeaways from the opening weekend of Major League Baseball. The Yankees sweep a 4-game series over the Astros. Juan Soto looks terrific for the Yankees. Also, thoughts on the Mets/Brewers scuffle. And any longterm takeaways through the first games of the season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to our new pod Double Play: A Baseball Podcast! VSiN contributors Dustin Swedelson and Adam Burke will guide you through this exciting season of Major League Baseball. On today's episode, you get to know their baseball fandom. And predictions for the World Series and the major awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cody Bellinger inked a deal with the Cubs over the weekend in what seems like a win-win for both sides. We’re talking about how the Cubs flipped the narrative about their offseason from subpar to very solid. We also dive into how this might affect the rest of Scott Boras unsigned clients; mainly Montgomery and Snell. Eric Hosmer retired and Jayhay gives him a heartfelt sendoff for having a career. Jayhay also breaks down a Pirates hit piece and Dallas raises it for Mitch Keller. Also: Kodai Senga’s injury, Pablo Sandoval in shape, Mt. Rushmore of first basemen, storytime with Joe, baboon talk, and 2001 MVP hindsight. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for programming updates! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Trout wants to stay with Angels, stating that requesting a trade would be “taking the easy way out.” We’re talking about why he doesn’t want to leave and why he’s so heavily scrutinized for wanting to stay. Spring training is here and we still have tons of free agents without jobs. Snell, Montgomery, Chapman, and Bellinger are all still looking for a home in 2024. We’re talking about where they might go and why it’s taking so long. Manfred announced his 5-year retirement tour and proposed a free agency deadline and we talk about what that could look like if it came to fruition. We also have more Anthony Rendon comments on not prioritizing baseball reenacted by Jared and Dallas. Also: update on the A’s situation, Padres problems, Liam Hendriks to the Red Sox, Woodruff back to the Brewers, 1931 MVP Hindsight, Story Time With Joe, and our Mt. Rushmore of catchers. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jose Altuve signed a 5-year extension with the Astros which will presumably keep him in Houston for the rest of his playing career. We talk about how this might influence Alex Bregman’s decision in his upcoming free agency campaign. Kershaw is returning to the Dodgers and we’re talking about what we can realistically expect from him production-wise moving forward. We also have Billy Eppler’s suspension and how this may change “phantom IL” rules, Josh Hader’s comments on why he wouldn’t go more than three outs with the Padres, and our Mt. Rushmore of Pitchers! Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bobby Witt Jr. just got BREADED UP by the Royals to the tune of 11 years and $288.8M and you get our live reaction! We’re also reacting to the Orioles being on the come up after acquiring Corbin Burnes shortly after Peter Angelos sold the team to David Rubenstein. RDT joins the show to convey the vibe amongst Orioles fans after their best week of news in a very long time. Vladdy Jr was named MLB The Show’s next cover athlete and Dallas is answering for saying that Ronnie was all but a forgone conclusion for the cover. We also got Mookie Betts hyping up the Dodgers roster, storytime with Joe, pitching vs offense in the playoffs, discussing Mt. Rushmore plans moving forward, and we wrap up with Jayhay’s MVP Hindsight segment for the year 2009. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s a meaty Monday episode and today we’re reacting to the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame Class! We talk about the flaws in the voting system and why we would’ve liked to see more players elected. We’re checking in on free agent rumors, specifically Montgomery, Snell, and Bellinger. Dallas returns from shoulder surgery and joins the show just in time for Jayhay’s 1948 MVP Hindsight segment, Storytime with Joe, and our Boston Red Sox Mt. Rushmore. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anthony Rendon set the baseball world on fire this weekend when he made comments about wanting less games during the MLB season. Jared discusses his viral tweet on the matter, we break down Papelbon’s response, and we get Max’s thoughts on another media shitstorm for the Angels. Josh Hader signed the most lucrative deal for a relief pitcher in baseball history so we call up Tex to get his thoughts on the ridiculously stacked Astros bullpen. We round out the episode with 1972 MVP Hindsight and the Athletics Mt. Rushmore. Thanks for listening and tune in next week for Joey’s Storytime segment! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marcus Stroman signed with the Yankees despite a rocky track record with their fans and members of their organization. We talk about whether it’s a good fit and the chip on Stroman’s shoulder that could motivate him to prove it in New York. We also have Imanaga signing with the Cubs, Alex Anthopoulos’ extension with the Braves, Blake Snell rumors, the state of the Red Sox and A’s, and Dallas’ experience at fantasy camp. We round out the episode with 1987 MVP Hindsight and our Cleveland Guardians Mt. Rushmore. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Baseball Is Dead Hall Of Fame is here! From this point forward the BID panel will be submitting their official ballots annually as we start to build our very own Hall. Today we welcome our 2024 inductees and our inaugural class to the BID Hall Of Fame! We also have reaction to the Dodgers signing Teoscar Hernández, Jayhay’s 1991 MVP Hindsight segment, and the New York Mets Mt. Rushmore featuring KFC and Frank The Tank. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2024 is here and so is the first BID episode of the New Year! Today we’re breaking down the trade that sent Chris Sale to the Braves and Vaughn Grissom to the Red Sox. We’re talking about the value on both sides of the deal plus Chris Sale’s potential impact in 2024. The Red Sox also signed friend of the program Lucas Giolito to a 2-year deal and we’re examining the structure of the contract. We also acknowledge the Wander Franco situation, talk about Ortiz’s swing and miss gender reveal, talk HOF ballots, and round it out with our Yankees Mt. Rushmore and 2011 MVP Hindsight segment. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s our post Christmas Day episode and today we’re sifting through the available free agents and predicting where they’ll land. We’re talking blue balls for Blue Jays fans, Red Sox interest, Mets panic pivots, and other teams who still need to make moves. We’re also recapping our holiday weekends and talking gifts, including Shohei gifting the Kelly’s a Porsche. We appreciate everyone who tuned in during 2023 and can’t wait to see next year holds for Baseball Is Dead! Thanks for listening and we’ll see you in 2024! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Dodgers signed Yoshinobu Yamamoto to a 12-year $325 million deal to seemingly complete their construction of a super-team in LA. This is our emergency podcast live reaction. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Yamamoto rumors are running wild and we’re breaking it all down on today’s episode. We’re talking second meetings with the Mets and Yankees and reported offers of over $300M. Anthony Bowens joins the show to share his Giants fandom, whether he thought they had a legit shot at Shohei, his Giants Mt. Rushmore, and his favorite moments as a baseball fan. We’re also discussing the recent narrative that San Francisco is becoming a less attractive destination for free agents. We hit on the Glasnow trade, what is means for Kershaw, and talk about the free agent market in general. Jayhay also breaks down the 1978 MVP voting results. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s a PACKED Monday coming off the heels of our Shohei Ohtani emergency podcast. First, we get to our breakdown of the Juan Soto trade featuring Eric Hubbs who tells us whether or not the evil empire is back baby. Then, Johnny Giunta and Jordan Cicchelli join the show to talk Blue Jays conspiracies and the emotional rollercoaster that Toronto experienced over the weekend. After that we talk about the influx of ShoBaes who just became Dodgers fans, Jayhay breaks down the 1952 MVP voting results, and we get to our Dodgers Mt. Rushmore. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shohei Ohtani just signed a 10-year, $700 million mega deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is our live reaction. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY).  Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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