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  • 01:33

    Lookout Landing Podcast 26: 52 Beautiful Pitchers and 3 Ugly Ones

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    After a year of struggling to put together a cohesive pitching staff all season, this week Kate and John examine the starting pitching in the organization. After a brief recap of the Mariners’ current road trip, they peer into their crystal ball to look at the projected rotation for next year and discuss who might be headed for the bullpen. They rank the in-house options and discuss the futures of young players like Marco Gonzales and Andrew Moore, and John briefly forgets about the existence of one Erasmo Ramirez. They also cast an eye to the free-agency options and what type of pitcher the Mariners might be targeting and who said Shohei Ohtani? That was you, you said that, but okay, if you insist we talk about him...Kate talks about what non-baseball-question she’d like to ask Shohei Ohtani, which would be challenging as his English is limited and her Japanese, nonexistent.
    After a brief break, listener questions are answered that touch on topics ranging from a Yonder Alonso deal (John does not cry YONNNNNDEERRRR on the podcast, be not afraid) to who should start for the Mariners in a playoff scenario to how to break the Trident Curse. Kate says “we’ve wandered pretty far afield here...” at least five or six times before closing with an exhortation to #GoNuts.
    Please submit any of your future questions for the podcast to @LookoutLanding or leave them in the comments below.
    Note: If you’re searching for the podcast to subscribe (and we would love it if you did) please be aware that it is listed as simply “Lookout Landing” and not “Lookout Landing 2.0” which is understandably confusing. We’re sorry.

  • 01:02

    Cubs Sweep Cardinals Triumphantly, Finally Getting Healthy

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    The Chicago Cubs sweep the St. Louis Cardinals in defending World Series championship fashion, all while their core guys continue to get healthy and comfortable in daily game action. 

  • 00:59

    9/18/2017: Episode 67 - Late Night Baseball and Forever Giants

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    This week, Sami and guest-host Joanne discuss Ryan Vogelsong’s triumphant return to the Bay Area to retire as a Giant. They defend his Giants' legacy against callous national writers who just don’t get it, as well as plotting a similar return for other Forever Giants.
    They also discuss the late-night shenanigans of the win over the Dodgers last week, as well as digging into some playoff expectations. Will the Giants make things difficult for the Rockies? Will they get a single win against the Dodgers? Odds are, no. But that doesn’t stop them from hoping! Even if everyone has long since stopped believing.

  • 00:59

    ATW Episode 75: Japandering to the Crowd

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    Sung Min Kim of Sporting News stops by talk Shohei Otani and what we could be in the big leagues, the posting systems in Japan and Korea, and other potential stars we could see being posted over the next couple of years. Greg and Josh also discuss the Marco Estrada extension, Jose Bautista's farewell tour, Roberto Osuna's increased velocity, faces of the franchise, and a truly 2017 Toronto Blue Jays moment. Finally, they answer listener questions and give out Do Overs to Mark Shapiro and Matt Dermody.

  • 01:16

    The Catbird Speaks 9.21.17 - Every White Sox Prospect, As Told By James Fegan

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    Old friend James Fegan of The Athletic joins Collin and Nick to discuss the White Sox as the season winds to a close. Among the topics:
    -If Lucas Giolito's September success is sustainable.
    -Carson Fulmer's impressive few starts after a disasterous season.
    -Yoan Moncada is who we thought we was.
    -James' latest iteration of the White Sox Top 30 prospects.
    -Why James loves the Twins and Royals so much.
    You can subscribe to this podcast on Twitter by searching for "The Catbird Speaks."

  • 00:46

    The Red Seat: Episode 52-David Price to the Bullpen

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    In Episode 52 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Matt Kory (@mattymatty2000 ) discuss the latest Red Sox news. Topics include:
    Is David Price to the bullpen the right move for the team going forward? Have two recent bad starts by Doug Fister changed the projected playoff rotation? What should the Red Sox do with a Chris Sale who is struggling over the last two months? Dustin Pedroia got hit in the nose, Hanley Ramirez has a sore shoulder, and Eduardo Nunez is still out. Where is the offense going to come from?! Christian Vazquez DH?!  
     
     

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  • 01:03

    Ep. 89: Jim Callis on the 2017 MLB Draft

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    Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre of Baseball Prospectus are joined by MLB.com senior writer Jim Callis to discuss the upcoming 2017 MLB Draft including Hunter Greene and Brendan McKay as potential two-way players (25:00), Kyle Wright cementing his status as the nation’s top collegiate pitcher (31:30), southpaw Seth Romero and righty Corbin Martin as the biggest wild cards (36:00), the top prep hitters in Royce Lewis, Bubba Thompson, Austin Beck and Jo Adell (38:30), Jim’s affinity for MacKenzie Gore (43:00), the other top prep arms in the class in Shane Baz, D.L. Hall and Sam Carlson (46:00), intriguing fantasy sleepers like Keston Hiura, Quentin Holmes, Jeren Kendall, and Kevin Merrell (49:00), and finally break down the all-name team led by Jeter Downs (53:00).

  • 01:07

    Episode 7: The Rise of the Two-Way Player

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    With the news of Shohei Ohtani's imminent posting from the NPB, this episode we talk with Sung Min Kim from the Sporting News about the posting system as well as a closer look at Ohtani. Harry and Kendall then discuss the precedence of two-way players in the Major Leagues and talk about what they've learned this week.
    Links:
    Frank Howard MLBAM Outs Above Average Hunter Greene's future is on the mound Can Cincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene be this smart and this good? Yes

  • 00:43

    Episode 31: We're On Fire

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    Bryan Grosnick (BP) and R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports) look retrospectively at how the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros came to be in their current form.

  • 00:52

    Jays Journal Podcast - September 16. "Remains of the Day."

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    Jays Journal Podcast - September 16. "Remains of the Day."
    After a string of 5 consecutive one-run games and an inspirational victory over the Minnesota Twins, 4-3 on the road, the Toronto Blue Jays continue to play the dubious role of post-season spoilers across the American League with great success; further highlighting the importance of what these games could mean to young and exciting prospects ready to make the jump in 2018.
    Host Ari Shapiro is tickled pink and thrilled to bring you a gloriously high-octane round table filled to the brim with baseball wisdom, dynamic insight, excessive hyperbole and spotaneous wit; Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains) of Jays Journal, Geoff Falbo (@gfalbo13) of Deep Leagues, and Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) of Sportsnet. Together, they fearlessly tackle the remains of the day:
    If success in September will sway fan perception of this team (3:01), how fans should feel about never experiencing a .500 record during an entire season (6:24), can Teoscar Hernandez save this outfield from continued mediocrity (11:45), how Anthony Alford could add a level of multi-dimensionality to the club (17:47), how a lack of depth changed the complexion of an entire season (28:15), the fickle nature of winning it all (31:39), how missing out on Encarnacion and Fowler captivates the imagination (37:40), and if the leadership triumvirate of Donaldson, Martin and Tulowitzki still matters (42:30).
    Tonight's episode was brought to you by: Cloudwifi (cloudwifi.ca). Do you live in a condominium and are paying too much for internet? Surf faster & save money by getting your building on-board and win a pair of season tickets for the 2018 Toronto Blue Jays regular season. E-mail bluejays@cloudwifi.ca today to see if you qualify.

  • 01:08

    Bye Bye Balboni (BP Kansas City Episode 71)

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    Finally.
    After nearly three weeks of being stuck at #36, Mike Moustakas did the impossible, dethroning Steve Balboni as the Royals single-season home run record holder. On Wednesday night, just as we started recording, Moose hit home run #37 to set a new Royals record and we were excited.
    We discussed the significance of the record, what else to track with Moose the rest of the season (do I hear 40?), and the relief that it has finally been broken. 
    And Danny Duffy returned from the disabled list with a strong start at Cleveland. We talked about what to look at in the last week and a half of the season regarding Duffy and the rest of the rotation.
    We also covered Alex Gordon's strong September and hoped that it means good things for 2018 and 2019.
    Finally, we talked about Mike Minor's season and what the Royals should try to do to retain him this winter. 
    Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and BlogTalkRadio. You can also download this episode here (mp3).
    Follow the Vault at @KCBaseballVault. Follow host Jeff Herr at @TheJeffReport, co-host Michael Engel at @michaelengel. You can also email feedback to KansasCityBaseballVault@gmail.com.