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  • 01:36

    Episode 19: Going Nuts ft. Jen Mac Ramos

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    John and Kate are joined by Jen Mac Ramos to discuss their experiences following the Mariners most successful minor league team this year - the High-A Modesto Nuts. Jen is fairly new to Lookout Landing but far from new to baseball or baseball writing. They can be found writing for Beyond the Box Score (Sabermetrics), McCovey Chronicles (Giants), Purple Row (Rockies), as well as working as a stats intern at Baseball Prospectus and contributing to The Hardball Times.
    They also filmed a group of minor league baseball players chasing chickens for us this year.
    Together we discuss the experience of learning to love minor league baseball, finding a connection to a team when it can change entire organizations in a single year, and the impression this year's dominant Modesto team has had on all of us. In an organization slim on high-end talent, we discuss at a few players who have made adjustments this year to improve their value, including OF Braden Bishop, OF Eric Filia, OF Luis Liberato, and OF/3B/C Joe DeCarlo. We also discuss the delight of home run derbies, be they in Miami, Tacoma, or, as Jen was witness to, on an aircraft carrier. 
    Afterwards, we take your Twitter questions, including Tyler O'Neill future possibilities, Yankee Candle education, and VERY MIXED REVIEWS of Rich Aurilia.
    Music: Let's Go Crazy - Prince, You're a Wolf - Sea Wolf, Modesto, the Home I Know - Mick V. Rubalcava

  • 01:24

    The Catbird Speaks 7.13.17 Jose Quintana Trade Reactions

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    A mere hours after the news of the White Sox trade that sent Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs broke, Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer got together to give us some instant reactions.
    Among the topics:
    -The trade market for Quintana, why they didn't trade him earlier, and why they said yes this time around.
    -What the additions of Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease bring to the White Sox.
    -The state of the White Sox farm system post-trade.
    -Randomly, the 2008 Futures Game, famous prospect busts, and how far the White Sox farm system has come in such a short time.
    -What Jose Quintana has meant to the White Sox from a fan's perspective.
    -What this means in terms of other White Sox trades that could be coming down the road.
    Be sure to read Ryan Schultz's quick take on the Quintana trade at BPSouthside.com. You can also read Nick Schaefer's Wednesday chat at BaseballProspectus.com, and several members of our staff participated in BP's Top 50 Prospect Busts list. Also be sure to head over to BPWrigleyville.com for perspective on the trade from the Cubs' point of view. And finally, check out the official Transaction Analysis at BP, as well.

  • 01:10

    6/23/2017: Episode 59 - Draft & Farm Review with Roger

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    Doug is off this week so instead it's just me and Roger talking prospects, the current state of the farm system, the current state of the international development, and Austin Slater's swing. 
    You can find our Minor Lines expert giving an in depth analysis of the Giants' top six picks in this year's draft and how it was both an atypical draft for the organization but also an exciting one. And what's the deal with the Giants' minor league system? Is it as much of a barren wasteland as it appears? And what are scouts around the league saying about the Giants? I'm an insecure fan and I need to know.

  • 01:20

    Infinite Inning 013: Punching a Fanbase in the Crotch

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    Jesse Spector returns as the Infinite Inning begins its own trading deadline negotiations. Episode #13 begins with a personal tale from Steve’s college days and proceeds to one of the most bizarre episodes in baseball history, the O’Connell-Dolan affair during the 1924 National League stretch drive. It’s a scandal that has echoes in a present-day controversy. Jesse enters with sitcoms on his mind, but in short order the subject turns to various trade and pennant race scenarios, Yoenis Cespedes, Daniel Murphy, the Royals, Cubs, and, finally, a near nervous breakdown when Jesse is forced to think of Yankees executive Randy Levine.

  • 00:39

    Wednesday MLB DFS Talk for FanDuel and DraftKings - 7/19/17

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    DFSR’s Doug Norrie and James Davis take to the podcast to discuss a full day of baseball action for FanDuel and DraftKings. There’s a ton to discuss with multiple slates going for both sites. For the early slate they discuss Dan Straily in a good matchup against the Phillies. There are other names to consider like James Paxton even though he’s in a rough matchup against the Astros (though they are now without Carlos Correa).
    For stacking early it’s all the Rockies on DraftKings though on FanDuel early you can strongly consider the Cubs and Yankees in good spots.
    On the evening slate they discuss the differences between Jacob deGrom and Zack Greinke with the latter being slightly cheaper. Also some Sonny Gray talk and the solid spots for the Orioles and J.D. Martinez-infused D-Backs.

  • 00:54

    Episode 48: Winter is Coming - Cubs not good at the All Star break...or for 2018

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    We take a look at our biggest disappointments and pleasant surprises of the season. The starting pitching has been bad. The bullpen has been good. The offense has not been good.
    There's a lot of negative stuff to cover but the guys valiantly try to focus on the positive.
    Can Theo Epstein keep the window of contention for this team extended for another few years? Ryan sure thinks so. But only time will tell...
    And Joel is back with his patented 60 seconds with a former Cub.

  • 00:19

    Nats Nightly: Nationals 14-4 over Reds for third straight in GABP...

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    The Washington Nationals took their third straight from the Cincinnati Reds and their fourth straight overall in a 14-4 win in Great American Ball Park. Daniel Murphy homered twice in the win and the Nationals hit five home runs total, knocking Homer Bailey out early and cruising to another win. Tanner Roark put together a solid start, though the defense wasn't great behind him, but there was plenty of offense to make up for that. Series finale in GABP tomorrow afternoon at 12:35 PM EDT. 

  • 01:09

    Buy or Sell? (BP Kansas City Episode 65)

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    The Royals have opened the second half in a pretty poor way, but they're still a good week from jumping ahead of Cleveland. Still, with the way things go, should they sell? Should they buy?
    We look at the recent trade deadline deals to try to decipher what the Royals might expect if they were making players available...or if they go shopping themselves.
    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. Email us a question and if we answer it on the air, we’ll send you a gift certificate to our friends at Kelly’s Westport Inn.

  • 00:43

    Theo's Thoughts on Farm System, Cubs Sweep Braves, Young Players Stay Hot

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    Corey and Brendan discuss the Braves sweep, including Hector Rondon’s trending pitching, Willson’s continuous hot streak, Maddon’s comments regarding Lackey, and other noteworthy statements. 

  • 00:45

    Episode 246: Exchanging rings and trade proposals

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    Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where Chris is getting hitched, and the Mets are preparing to be sellers.
    First up, Brian Salvatore answers emails about Dom Smith, Jose Reyes, Daniel Murphy, and more. (1:30)
    Aaron Yorke talks about some recent trades other teams have made, and how that may affect the Mets. (17:04)
    Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week. (23:58) Brian Wright looks at the top 5 Mets All-Star Game moments. (33:57)
    And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (40:47)
    As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. 
    You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), Steve (@SteveSypa), Brian (@BrianWright86), and Kate (@kateefeldman).
    And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

  • 00:52

    Episode 17: Gotta Start Somewhere

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    Host Bryan Grosnick (BP) is joined by Ben Diamond (BP, The Dynasty Guru) and producer Shawn Brody (BtBS, BP Mets) to analyize the three big trades as we approach the trade deadline.