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The Athletic's flagship baseball podcast features some of the best writers and thinkers in the game. With rumors, analytics, trivia, prospects, rankings and big name interviews, we've got you covered from Spring Training through the World Series. MONDAY: Starkville with Jayson Stark & Doug Glanville | WEDNESDAY: The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig | FRIDAY: Nesbitt and Friends

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Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Cardinals writer Katie Woo is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. They talk about why the amount of pitcher injuries is on the rise, the Cardinals trying to adjust to modern times and the A's moving from Oakland to Sacramento. -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Katie on X/Twitter: @katiejwoo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Starkville | On a podcast based on quirkiness, what's more quirky than a solar eclipse? New Tigers broadcaster Jason Benetti joins the show to share his own fears of the eclipse before discussing a Tigers team that is on the rise and off to a great start in 2024. Strange But True: Doug pays tribute to the team that no one will eclipse this season, the Dodgers, buy unveiling a new metric, BOF (Betts, Ohtani, Freeman). Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt. This week, Eric Drobny, The Athletic’s Director of Editorial Ops joins the show to offer a Sacramento insider’s look at the Oakland A’s upcoming temporary home. Then, Zack Meisel and Stephen give their takes on Nike’s jersey issues, work the “Hot Take Hot Corner”, and focus on the eclipse for this week’s “The Cutting Room Floor”. Read Zack’s story https://theathletic.com/5224300/2024/01/25/mlb-total-solar-eclipse-cleveland-guardians-april/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Zach on X/Twitter: @zackmeisel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable! Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The Athletic's Dodgers writer Fabian Ardaya is sitting in with Grant and Andy this week. The guys talk about the Dodgers hot start, voting on MLB awards and they give some opening week thoughts on some of the surprising and disappointing teams. -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Fabian on X/Twitter: @FabianArdaya Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Shohei Ohtani gambling scandal has dominated baseball's news cycle for two weeks. Joe Maddon spent two-plus seasons working daily with Ohtani and his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara and he returns to Starkville to share what he witnessed. What does he think Ohtani's role is in all of this? Will this change the relationship between interpreters and athletes in the future? All that and more non-Ohtani chatter! Check out Jayson's story: https://theathletic.com/5386332/2024/04/02/joe-maddon-ohtani-mizuhara-relationship/ Strange But True: The Rockies allowed fourteen runs in one inning on Opening Day and Kyle Freeland allowed ten of them! Trivia from Michael Nearly: Who was the first athlete to play in a Final Four and a World Series Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Show to Be Named Later with Stephen Nesbitt. Every week, Stephen will dive into rankings, tiers, mailbag questions and more. Stephen will be joined by friends from inside and outside of The Athletic’s newsroom. This week, Chad Jennings joins the show to recap Opening Day’s biggest moments, check the Hope-O-Meter, and a little Hot Take Hot Corner. Then, John Gavin joins Stephen and Chad for the debut of “The Cutting Room Floor” to discuss his career, life after baseball, and his Giants fandom. https://theathletic.com/5371371/2024/03/29/john-gavin-mlb-minor-league-players-giants/ -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt -Follow Chad on X/Twitter: @chadjennings22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys talk about Ohtani's interpreter investigation, Arizona signing Jordan Montgomery, a preview of the American League and they give their World Series picks. -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Athletic Baseball Show is now The Windup! New podcast name and look but the same great baseball content. Starkville is back to get you ready for a new season with a full National League preview. Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville are joined by Ken Rosenthal and Tyler Kepner to break down every division race and make predictions. Strange But True: Inspired by Jake Cronenworth's Opening Day glove malfunction, Doug tells stories of failed gloves of the past. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys preview the NL West. Will the Dodgers win 120 games? Can the D-Backs run things back? What to expect from the Padres? Can the revamped Giants make things interesting? Will the Rockies ever stop being the Rockies? -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Orioles are 14-2 this spring at the time of recording. General Manager Mike Elias joins the show to talk about the lean years, the Orioles incredible stable of young talent, new ownership, rising expectations and more. Jayson and Doug also talk about Joey Votto signing a minor league deal with his home town team the Toronto Blue Jays. Trivia from Reggie Deal: Name the four National League MVPs who lead the league in stolen bases. In the Doug-out: Doug reflects on what it was like to adapt to a new Spring Training clubhouse towards the end of his career Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Tim Britton is in for Marc this episode. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys talk about the Giants signing Matt Chapman and extension guru Tim Britton breaks down all the new extensions & who could be next in line to get one. -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Tim on X/Twitter: @TimBritton We want to hear from you. We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win $100 worth of Amazon gift cards too. So whether you're a long-time listener or a new one, we want your feedback. Go to: theathletic.com/survey24, that's: theathletic.com/survey24  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jenny Cavnar is making MLB history as the first female primary play-by-play voice in league history. She's the new voice of the Oakland A's. Based in Colorado, she's been on a whirlwind tour since the announcement but made a stop in Starkville. She talks about blazing a trail, who helped her along the way, how she juggles the job with being a mom and much much more. Trivia from Sean Mason: Name five of the seven players with 500 home runs who did not win an MVP Award. In the Doug-out: Doug remembers back on one of his experiences of being sent back to the minors from Spring Training and how the experience has stuck with him. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Stephen Nesbitt is in for Marc this episode. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys talk about Anthony Rendon's comments about baseball not being his top priority, is Scott Boras biffing it for the Boras 4 and the issues with the new jerseys debuting this season. -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee -Follow Stephen on X/Twitter: @stephenjnesbitt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kyle Schwarber is back and NOT on a golf course this time! The Phillies slugger reflects on coming so close to winning it all the last two years and how hard it is to win the World Series. He also discusses the Phils' offseason, batting leadoff and the best advice he ever heard. The guys wrap it up with rapid fire. Trivia from Adam Reiter: Two hall of famers besides Adrian Beltre who played at least 500 games for three different franchises In the Doug-out: After Travis Kelce yelled at Andy Reid on the sidelines of the Super Bowl, Doug remembers one of his favorite coach relationship, that started rocky. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With the recent release of 2024 playoff odds from FanGraphs, Stephen and DVR attempt to identify three teams that will improve their odds of reaching the postseason at the All-Star break, and three teams that will see their playoff odds decline during that span.  Follow Stephen on Twitter @stephenjnesbitt Follow DVR on Twitter @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys talk about the Orioles finally make a move to get more starting pitching, the PECOTA projected standings and they give their Super Bowl predictions. -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee *Check out our YouTube page: youtube.com/@theathleticbaseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Billy Wagner missed election into the Baseball Hall of Fame by five votes and has one year left on the ballot. He took some time to visit Starkville and talk about that and look back on his career with Jayson and Doug. Trivia from Ben Remis: Besides, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton, name the other seven Hall of Famers since 2010 who played their entire careers for one team. In the Doug-out, Doug shares stories of the Hall of Fame class of 2024 Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @DougGlanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster *Check out our YouTube page: youtube.com/@theathleticbaseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eno, Britt & DVR discuss the Astros’ addition of Josh Hader, and wonder how much longer the championship window will stay open in Houston with free agency looming for Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve. Plus, they look at a handful of other recent free agent signings, and wonder if the reduced appetite for spending in Boston will be a one-year blip given their historical tendencies. Follow Britt on Twitter @Britt_Ghiroli Follow Eno on Twitter @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter @DerekVanRiper *Check out our YouTube page: youtube.com/@theathleticbaseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to The Roundtable with Grant Brisbee, Andy McCullough and Marc Carig. Each week, we will yammer about the biggest topics/stories in MLB. The guys talk about relievers who think they can be starters, who has had the most disappointing offseason so far and we break down the Eagles getting knocked out of the NFL Playoffs. -Follow Andy on X/Twitter: @ByMcCullough -Follow Marc on X/Twitter: @MarcCarig -Follow Grant on X/Twitter: @GrantBrisbee *Check out our YouTube page: youtube.com/@theathleticbaseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eno, DVR and Katie discuss Shōta Imanaga's move to the Cubs, and the next steps in the team's offseason as they aim to contend in the NL Central. Plus, they look at the Cards' winter thus far, including the recent addition of Chaim Bloom to the front office, before taking a quick trip around the rest of division.  Follow Katie on Twitter: @katiejwoo  Follow Eno on Twitter @enosarris Follow DVR on Twitter @DerekVanRiper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Randall Allen

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Aug 23rd
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Kenneth Browning

I was wondering if they were ever going to get around to talking about other teams than just the Dodgers. if you want to skip them drooling iver the Dodgers, you have to skip the first 15 minutes of this 51 minute show.

Feb 18th
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Anthony SomeguyVT

listened to all the post #worldseries breakdowns. this one is one of the very best! focus on all things lining up for the #braves to win the title- great review & highly recommended!

Dec 27th
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