Back of the Bullpen Podcast
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Matt and Jason's Sunday morning baseball
||Episode 59 — TINYTOPICPALOOZA||In which nothing happened this week so Matt and Jason spend a few minutes on a lot of little things, such as: Mike Trout getting $1 million; Harold Reynolds in the FOX booth; spring training injuries; and more.||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 58 — Braves extensions||We also talked about Ubaldo Jimenez to the Orioles, A.J. Burnett to the Phillies, and Bronson Arroyo to the Diamondbacks, but mainly it’s the Braves and dry riverbeds.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 57 — Derek Jeter and free agents still on the market||Derek Jeter announces that 2014 is his last year. What does it all mean?!!? Also, some guys are still available to sign to baseball teams. Is it just the qualifying offer? Should more players be accepting?||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 56 — Somebody Gave Us a Projection System||In which Matt and Jason examine Clay Davenport’s early projected standings and talk about who is best set up for a 10-year run of excellence. Also the Super Bowl.||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 55 — Masahiro Tanaka, Bobby Abreu, and others||We spend most of this episode on Masahiro Tanaka signing with the Yankees and the various ramifications of that, but we also talk about the other end of the spectrum: minor signings like Grady Sizemore, Bobby Abreu, Jeff Francoeur, and others.||1/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 54 — Scouts these days and Clayton Kershaw||Also, who will the next Roc Nation Sports client be?||1/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 53 — Free agents past and present; Mariners president||We’re back! It’s glorious! It’s long! It’s back!||1/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 52 — Advanced coaching and Carlos Ruiz||These topics are not related. We talked Rick Eckstein, Matt Martin, the blend of coaching and front offices, increased specialization, comparisons to football and basketball, and more. In the second topic, we asked whether the Carlos Ruiz deal was a[...]||11/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 51 — Free agent preview||Episode 51 — Free agent preview||11/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 50 — World Series Game 6 is coming!||Not ten minutes after the end of Game 5, Matt and Jason started recording. An hour later, Episode 50 was in the can. Historic!||10/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Good, intelligent baseball discussion with a nice dose of humor to boot. The dynamics of the show are still evolving, but I think there's a lot of potential here. The hosts clearly have a solid understanding of sabermetrics and probability, but never come across as overly pedantic or bookish. I’m looking forward to more.
Matt and Jason are great. Great podcast for any/all baseball fans.
Jason is my hero.
Pope Pete Kozma hosts the Tonight Show.