Starting 9

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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Starting 9 Episode 122 - Awards Check-In + More
01:20:34

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a wide assortment of topics - Carlos Correa's injury + implications; end-of-season awards updates: is Trout a lock? Will someone overtake Ryu? Which Astro for AL Cy? Yelich or Bellinger?; and each of the crew shares some love across baseball, including Josh Donaldson, Mark Canha, Ivan Nova, JT Realmuto and many more. 

Aug 22, 2019
Starting 9 Episode 121 - Mike Soroka
02:00:25

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with breakout Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka, putting up a season for the ages in his rookie campaign, fresh off his 1st career All-Star selection. The crew also dives into a ton of topics, including news of the week (Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, Phillies injuries, Votto, Doolittle) as well as revisiting Juan Soto/Ronald Acuña, Brian Snitker pulling Acuña, Jack Flaherty, the Orioles rebuild criticism, bonus nuggets on Rafael Devers and Clayton Kershaw - and much more!

Aug 20, 2019
Starting 9 Episode 120 - Lots of Stuff
00:56:38

Description: Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a ton of stuff from all over the place, including lots of #groundscrew Twitter questions. The crew runs through the news of the second half of the week (Arrieta, Taillon, Harvey); they 'show some love' to Clayton Kershaw, Ketel Marte, Jorge Soler and others; they debate who would you rather have, Rafael Devers or Gleyber Torres; which baseball movie character you'd import onto your team; all-time batter/pitchers matchups (Unit vs Babe Ruth, Scherzer vs Gwynn and others); and much more!

Aug 15, 2019
Starting 9 Episode 119 - Caleb Smith
01:22:15

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with breakout Marlins ace Caleb Smith, who visited Barstool HQ recently and talked about a wide variety of topics with Dallas and Jared. The crew also gets into the news of the week - Charlie Manuel, Max Scherzer, Austin Riley - while also delving into some milestones that could be reached or broken this season, including Christian Yelich's run at 50-HR, 30-SB, Ronald Acuña's 40-40 threat, Verlander reaching 3,000 career strikeouts, Hyun-Jin Ryu posting the lowest ERA since the mound was lowered - and much more!

Aug 14, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #118 - Mets Are Back (and more!)
01:17:47

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis & Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a comprehensive look at the hottest team in baseball - the New York Mets. The crew also dives into some important weekend series - Twins/Indians, Mets/Nats; the crew brings back the regular Thursday segment “Show ‘Em Some Love” to give some attention to players across the game, as well as the news of the week (Beckham suspension, Torres injury, Verdugo to the IL, Panik and Holland designated) and much more. 

Aug 09, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #117 - Max Muncy
01:50:24

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with Dodgers stud Max Muncy, who talks the Dodgers 2019 season, his breakout, the incident with Madison Bumgarner - and much more. The crew also dives into a wide variety of topics - the craziness of the two Wild Cards, the news of the week (Dyson, Hicks, Contreras, Franco), the crew celebrates Mike Trout's 28th birthday on Wednesday, and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Aug 05, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #116 - Trade Deadline Recap
01:13:12

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a comprehensive recap of the trade deadline - Zack Greinke to Houston; Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati, Puig/Franmil to Cleveland; no one to Boston; Roark to Oakland; Castellanos to Chicago; Shane Greene to Atlanta - and many more! The crew also runs through a few news and notes (Luke Voit, David Robertson), before showing love to a number of players around the league, including Stephen Strasburg, David Fletcher, Yuli Gurriel - the entire Giants team - and others. 

Aug 01, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #115 - Kyle Freeland
02:15:56

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland; a rundown of the notable trades executed in the days leading up to the deadline - including Marcus Stroman to the Mets, Jordan Lyles, Jason Vargas, Jake Diekman, Eric Sogard; a brief recap of last Thursday's All-Time Team Draft (and poll results); and Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jul 30, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #114 - All-Time Player Draft
01:28:39

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features what many listeners have long been asking for: the all-time player draft. Dallas, Jared, and JayHay draft their all-time starting nine's - one player per position, including SP and a wild card DH spot, with the entire history of baseball as their draft pool. Who was the first pick? What current players made the cut? Did Jared take any Red Sox players? Dallas any Athletics? The crew also dives into the news of the week and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Jul 25, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #113 - Jeff McNeil
01:30:41

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with breakout Mets stud Jeff McNeil, fresh off a trip to Cleveland for the All-Star Game and headed into a home stretch that could see him win the NL batting title. Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week, including Brandon Woodruff hitting the IL, Giancarlo Stanton not yet resuming baseball activities and Matt Harvey's release; we recap the poll of the Home Run Derby draft between Dallas and Jared from last Thursday's podcast; and we look at different categories of players on the trade market, with Dallas and Jared forced to choose who they'd target - that and much more.

Jul 23, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #112 - Hall of Fame Weekend
01:23:59

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This second episode of the week is all about the Hall of Fame induction weekend, with talk on each of the soon-to-be-enshrined legends - Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, as well as Harold Baines and Lee Smith. Dallas - currently on vacation - and Jared also get into the news of the week, answer a bunch of Twitter questions from the #groundscrew and 'show some love' to some of the overlooked players and statistical performances of the last few weeks.

Jul 19, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #111 - Marcus Stroman
02:46:03

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with certified stud, Blue Jays ace and 2019 All-Star Marcus Stroman. Dallas and Jared discuss their reactions to watching the Angels combined no-hitter and the night honoring Tyler Skaggs, a night no one will forget. The crew also dives into the news/transactions of the week (Bailey, Cashner, Scherzer, Molina), checks in on a handful of important standings-related questions and answer a bunch of questions from the #groundscrew. And a bonus story about laying down the law at the grocery store.

Jul 16, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #110 - Midseason Awards
01:23:42

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a brief reflection on the All-Star Game experience for Jared and Dallas; the experiments going on in the Atlantic League, including the 'stealing 1st base' concept and the newly-implemented ‘robot umps'; the crew also runs down their midseason picks for the primary awards - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, while also looking to Friday and the start of four big-time series to kick off the second half.

Jul 11, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #109 - All-Star Game MVP Shane Bieber
02:12:57

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with newly-minted MVP of the 2019 All-Star Game - Shane Bieber. The crew also talk about their experience watching Monday's Home Run Derby live, the epic showdown between Vlad Guerrero Jr and Joc Pederson, the All-Star Game itself, the experience Dallas and Jared have had overall in Cleveland (including the Red Carpet), as well as transactions/news from the week. 

Jul 10, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #108 - HR Derby, Dodgers Magic & More
01:34:12

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features a breakdown of the 2019 Home Run Derby field - Jared and Dallas make their picks and break it down from all angles. The crew also gets into the Dodgers miraculous run of walk-offs, as well as many, many other topics, including but not limited to: Aaron Nola and the Phillies rotation, Dylan Cease's debut, Matt Chapman vs Rafael Devers, Lourdes Gurriel, Brandon Woodruff, Fernando Tatis, Max Scherzer, Juan Soto, Alex Verdugo, Liam Hendriks, as well as news regarding several pitchers (Steven Matz, Jesus Luzardo). 

Jul 04, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #107 - Scooter Gennett
02:44:19

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with Reds power-hitting 2B and recently-returned Scooter Gennett, who talks not only baseball but also a wide array of off-the-field topics that run the gamut. Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week (Severino, Hamels, Hendricks, Cease); the slugfest that was the London Series between the Yankees and Red Sox; the All-Star Game reserves/pitchers announcement and the overall rosters and ‘snubs'; who we are looking forward to seeing in the Futures Game; the crew answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew, revisit a few conversations from last week (alligator/panther), and a few thoughts on the passing of Tyler Skaggs.

Jul 02, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #106 - All Star Game Starters Ballot Choices
01:38:24

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features a rundown of each positional battle for to be named a Starter in the upcoming All-Star Game - each position, the deserving winners, the guys who were left out who should not have been, the stat nuggets to define them all. The crew also breaks down the news of the week - Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow and Giancarlo Stanton - while answering a ton of questions from the #groundscrew.

Jun 27, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #105 - Hunter Pence
02:09:05

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Texas' Hunter Pence, in the midst of a (surprising) All-Star game bid in his first year with the Rangers. Dallas and Jared also run through the big stories of the week, including the ongoing craziness in Queens with the Mets, the suspension of Frankie Montas, the injuries to closers Jordan Hicks and Blake Treinen, and the demotion of Mike Foltynewicz. The crew also dives into the recent hot/cold play of a variety of teams, including the Braves, Phillies, Dodgers, Brewers and Indians.

Jun 25, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #104 - Scherzer, Machado, Umpires & More!
01:22:39

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a wide array of topics - Max Scherzer's brilliant performance with a broken nose and black eye; Manny Machado and the preposterous Umpire's Union (and tweet); CC Sabathia's 250th win and Blake Snell's disappointing season; Show Some Love to Ketel Marte, Lance Lynn, Bryan Reynolds and several more; a reflection on Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis; and some on-the-spot thoughts on Jeff Passan's report about the Rays considering a two-city setup with Tampa Bay and Montreal; and, of course, Twitter questions.

Jun 20, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #103 - Shane Greene
02:04:57

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with return guest and Tigers shutdown closer Shane Greene. The crew dives into a wide variety of topics, including the upcoming trip to London for Red Sox/Yankees, a potential trip to Toronto, the news of the week (Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees, the demotion of Clint Frazier, Corey Seager and Noah Syndergaard's hamstring injuries and the release of Cody Allen), an update on the All-Star voting around baseball (and the surprises and standout voting totals), while also answering Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. And - Jared teases an announcement about upcoming baseball merchandise.

Jun 19, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #102 - Gio Urshela
01:40:31

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the breakout 3rd baseman of the New York Yankees - Gio Urshela. Dallas and Jared also touch on the David Ortiz situation, the Dallas Keuchel signing (as well as Domingo Germán hitting the injured list), the showdown between Max Muncy and Madison Bumgarner, and the ‘ump show' that took place between Pittsburgh and Atlanta and Josh Donaldson/Joe Musgrove on Monday.

Jun 11, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #101 - Kimbrel Signed!
01:12:59

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode breaks down the long-awaited signing of Craig Kimbrel (to the Cubs) and the season-ending injury to Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen, as well as several other random stories around baseball, including the bunt hit to break up the no-hitter in the minors this week, Rob Manfred's comments about netting, the aggressive (shady?) world of baseball agents in light of the lawsuit brought by JD Martinez's former agent, and the return of the Homer Minute voicemails.

Jun 06, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #100 - Alex Bregman
02:52:07

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode - the 100th in the podcast's history - features n interview with return guest and budding AL MVP candidate Alex Bregman. Dallas and Jared also give love to the #groundscrew for the support across 100 episodes, run through the news of the week (Bruce, Gallo, McCutchen, Freeland), hit on the MLB Draft, “give some love” to a wide array of players, including Griffin Canning, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Xander Bogaerts, Austin Riley and others. The crew also dives into a batch of Twitter questions in this celebration of the best baseball podcast going.

Jun 04, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #99 - Showing Some Love
01:05:32

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Jared and Justin going back and forth on the Red Sox/Indians, the potential landing spots for Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa's bizarre massage injury, the crew shows some love to a wide variety of players - Joe Pederson, Max Kepler, Hunter Dozier, Lucas Giolito, Derek Dietrich, CJ Cron and others - while also diving into some of the premier series starting this weekend, including Red Sox/Yankees, Dodgers/Phillies, Rays/Twins, Cards/Cubs and, of course, A's/Astros. 

May 30, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #98 - Dansby Swanson
02:02:48

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with Braves stud shortstop and former #1 overall pick Dansby Swanson. Dallas and Jared also get into Cody Bellinger, the Twins, the Athletics, the news of the week (Luke Weaver, George Springer, Dustin Pedroia), talk a little Dan Vogelbach, Paul DeJong, Nolan Arenado, the Indians All-Star representative, the Rangers - and much more!

May 28, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #97 - Carter Stewart, Boras, the MLB Draft & Japan
01:22:48

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode goes in-depth on the Carter Stewart situation, the Braves draft pick who is headed to Japan on a long-term contract that could change the foundations of what we know about the draft and draft pick leverage. Dallas and Jared also get into news/transactions of the week (Wade Davis, Carlos Gonzalez, Giancarlo Stanton), as well as the Marcus Stroman/Alex Cora back-and-forth. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

May 23, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #96 - Ron Gardenhire
01:50:45

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Tigers manager and former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who takes a walk down memory lane in a chat with Dallas and Jared. The guys also run through the signature news of the week - the tire fire that is the New York Mets - while also running through some potential strengths and weaknesses on contenders and breaking down whether it's an area to watch moving forward. Dallas and Jared also answer Twitter questions from the grounds crew.

May 21, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #95 - Cal Ripken Jr.
01:37:25

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special returning guest - Hall of Famer, the Ironman, Cal Ripken Jr, who comes back into the Starting 9 interview room for a second time to chat about anything and everything baseball, and what he continues to be up to in his post-playing career. The guys also run through some news of the week (goodbye Miguel Andújar), the return of the PointsBet betting segment, Twitter questions and more!

May 16, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #94 - No Hitters, Sale’s Renaissance and Cubs Walk-Offs
01:30:30

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is all over the place - Mike Fiers no-hitter, the anniversary of Dallas' perfect game, Chris Sale's blistering Wednesday performance, the Cubs consecutive walk-offs, tantalizing weekend series previews (Dodgers/Nationals, Rays/Yankees, Brewers/Cubs). The crew also dives into a new batch of the Homer Minute voicemails, and the Thursday's betting segment (brought to you by PointsBet) returns with another dose of wise advice.

May 09, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #93 - Sean Newcomb
02:08:13

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Braves lefty Sean Newcomb, a rundown of the injury news across baseball (Ohtani, Paxton, Taillon, Price, Treinen), as well as catching up on some player and team storylines across baseball, including the red-hot Cubs, Domingo Germán's dominance, the emergence of the Reds rotation fronted by Luis Castillo, the viability of the Diamondbacks and, of course, a weekly check-in on Cody Bellinger. Dallas and Jared also answer your Twitter questions. 

May 07, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #92 - Casey Mize
02:06:47

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with #1 overall pick and current top prospect for the Detroit Tigers, Casey Mize, also the author of a no-hitter in his Double-A debut. Dallas and Jared reflect on the Red Sox/Athletics series in Boston, and also hit on the biggest news of the week - Vlad Jr's debut week, CC Sabathia reaching 3,000 strikeouts, Corey Kluber's injury. The crew also goes division-by-division to break down the 1st month of the awesome, and Dallas and Jared give you some betting tips on the second edition of the new gambling segment.

May 02, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #91 - Lucas Giolito
02:16:14

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an episode with White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, as well as a comprehensive breakdown of the news that Vladimir Guerrero Jr will debut on Friday. Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week, including the Brewers signing of Gio Gonzalez and the returns of Jacob deGrom and Jon Lester. The crew also debuts its new gambling segment, while also answering Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Apr 25, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #90 - Groundscrew Appreciation Pod
01:17:20

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode starts off with a comprehensive breakdown of the Tim Anderson-White Sox-Royals situation from Wednesday, before moving fully into the 2nd edition of the Groundscrew Appreciation podcast - we answer a ton of Twitter questions from the listeners, while also bringing back the Homer Minute for a few good minutes of ranting. 

Apr 18, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #89 - Nelson Cruz
01:18:39

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Twins masher Nelson Cruz, who talks with Jared about all sorts of things - his expectations for his debut season with the Twins, his run with the Mariners, his hitting experiences against Dallas Braden and much more. The crew gives plenty of love to two of the best team stories from April so far in the Padres and Rays; breaks down the controversial Ozzie Albies contract extension; discusses the injuries to Gary Sánchez and other Yankees, the demotion of Sean Newcomb and the impending arrival of Vlad Guerrero Jr. And, of course, Dallas and Jared also answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Apr 17, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #88 - Davis’ Streak, Mariners & A Surprise Guest
01:49:10
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a rundown of the biggest stories of the week - Chris Davis' run of futility; the Mariners blistering hot start; putting a bow on Archer, Puig and the brawl. The crew also runs through the injuries to Mike Clevinger, Jon Lester and Luis Severino, while also looking at the Cardinals extension with Matt Carpenter. Dallas and Jared also play ‘Deal or No Deal' on some of the hottest and coldest starts to the season. And, at the very end, the crew is visited by a surprise guest on the phone. 

 

Apr 11, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #87 - Kevin Pillar
01:56:29

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Giants and former Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar, who talks about his time playing for the Blue Jays, what it's like to represent an entire country, his spectacular, highlight-reel defense and much more. Dallas and Jared break down the Pirates/Reds/Chris Archer/Derek Dietrich brawl from Sunday from all the angles; talk about the injury and transaction news of the week; preview some hot series starting in the early half of this week, including Nats/Phillies, Yanks/Astros, Dodgers/Cardinals and Braves/Rockies; and, of course, the crew answers Twitter questions from the fans.

Apr 08, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #86 - Harper Returns, deGrom’s Run Continues
01:14:50

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode (now a regular feature during the regular season) touches on the biggest storylines across baseball this week: Bryce Harper's epic return to DC; the continued brilliance of Jacob deGrom; the early season issues in Boston and with Chris Sale; as well as the notable transactions and injuries that occurred since the last podcast, including Ronald Acuña's extension, Tito Francona sticking in Cleveland and the injuries to Trea Turner and Troy Tulowitzki. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Apr 04, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #85 - Walker Buehler & Max Muncy
02:24:14

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with two of the bright stars of the Dodgers - budding ace Walker Buehler and one of 2018's breakout players, Max Muncy. The crew looks at the standout storylines from the first week - including Bryce Harper in Philly and Christian Yelich's MVP defense - along with other news of the week (Yankees injuries, Bogaerts extension, and injuries to Knebel, Murphy and Upton). Dallas and Jared also discuss their first-week ‘overreactions' by division, and answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Apr 02, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #84: Josh Donaldson
02:23:58

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with a white wale of a guest - former AL MVP and current Atlanta Brave Josh Donaldson. The crew also hits on the wave of big-money extensions for some of the game's biggest stars - Sale, deGrom, Goldschmidt, Verlander among them - while also finishing up the Division Preview series with the AL East and NL West. The crew wraps up by making picks for the main awards in 2019 - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. Happy baseball!

Mar 28, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #83 - Evan Longoria
02:17:33

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Giants 3B Evan Longoria, who sat down with Dallas and Jared to discuss his career to this point, they recap the epic “Game 162” from his Rays days, talk his rookie season experience and much more. The crew also delves into a ton of news from the week, including the record-breaking extension for Mike Trout and the $100M deal inked by Alex Bregman, as well as the signings of Gio Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Fulmer's injury. In addition, the Division Previews continue, this time with the NL East and AL Central.

Mar 20, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #82.5 - RULE CHANGES
01:10:29

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This BONUS EPISODE breaks down all the proposed rule changes and adjustments coming to baseball in 2019 and 2020, pitting Starting 9 members against each other: 3-batter minimum, All-Star Election Day, $1 million prize for the HR Derby, mound visits, roster sizes and more!

Mar 16, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #82 - Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw & Eric Thames
03:28:49

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an extended, casual sit-down conversation with a trio of Milwaukee Brewers - reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames, who joined Dallas and Jared from Spring Training in Arizona. Nearly every possible topic was covered. In addition, the crew hits on the news of the week (Adam Jones, Kyle Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Vlad Jr, etc), while also beginning their Division Preview series, starting with the AL West and the NL Central. Dallas and Jared wrap it all up by answering Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Mar 13, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #81 - Luke Voit
02:10:53

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode comes straight from Spring Training in Florida, where Dallas and Jared sat down to interview a host of players, including this week's guest - Yankees slugger Luke Voit. Voit talks living in New York, his thrilling 2019 season, growing up watching Mark McGwire, his expectations for Aaron Judge this season and much more! Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week, including Bryce Harper's record-setting pact with the Phillies, as well as injury updates on some aces (Luis Severino, Clayton Kershaw), an All-Star catcher (Salvador Perez) and a PED suspension for a Boston knuckleballer. And, of course, we answer the Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Mar 08, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #80 - Nolan Arenado
02:03:58

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a bucket list interview with Rockies superstar and newly-extended Nolan Arenado, who sat down with Dallas and Jared during the #SpikesUpTour in Arizona at the start of Spring Training. Arenado gets into a wide variety of topics, including his time on Team USA and the World Baseball Classic, Troy Tulowitzki's impact early on during his career, the upcoming 2019 Rockies season and much more. The crew also breaks down the new Arenado record-setting contract extension, while Dallas and Jared discuss the overall experience in Arizona Spring Training. 

Feb 28, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #79 - Trevor Bauer & Mike Clevinger
01:17:26

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. This week's episode features the sit-down chat Jared and Dallas had with the Indians rotation duo of Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger while experiencing Spring Training out in Arizona. In addition to that conversation, the duo also gets into the adventures of the #SpikesUpTour, as well as the Padres massive signing of Manny Machado.

Feb 27, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #78 - Birdman Bat Crew
02:01:41

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the Birdman Bat company crew out of San Francisco, who sit down with Dallas to discuss how they got into the business, the changes in the industry and their work with current professional baseball players, and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into the news of the week - Realmuto, Nola, the Twins extension, Brett Anderson, and more - while also diving into the way-too-early 2019 World Series odds from Vegas, answering questions from the #groundscrew and much more.

Feb 15, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #77 - Rule Changes Coming?
01:39:52

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Dallas and Jared breaking down the proposed new rule changes or studies, including lowering the mound, the universal DH, 3-batter pitcher minimums and much more. The crew also gets into the emergence of the Giants and Padres into the Bryce Harper market, the signings of the week (Wade Miley, Curtis Granderson, Martin Perez, others) and answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. Oh, and updates on the first-ever Starting 9 Spring Training tour.

Feb 07, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #76 - The Stove is Technically On
01:41:57

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode goes all over the place: the ongoing stalemates with Machado and Harper; the signings and trades of the week (Merrifield, Holland, relievers-a-plenty); the build-your-dream-team-for-$33 activity that has made its way across social media this week, which led to a fierce debate about who's better - Ken Griffey Jr or Mike Trout; Dallas and Jared also get into their favorite moves of the offseason so far, and we answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jan 31, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #75 - Hall of Fame Edition
01:38:21

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the crew's reactions, analysis and future outlook on the Baseball Hall of Fame and the 2019 class - the greatness of those elected, the cases for those who missed, and of course the long-awaited rant on Harold Baines. Jared and Dallas also get into the signings and transactions of the week - Pollock to the Dodgers, the Sonny Gray trade, Markakis back to Atlanta, and others - while also dipping into the question pool to answer the #Groundscrew. 

Jan 25, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #74 - Cody Bellinger
02:11:01

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2-time National League Champion Cody Bellinger, who talks his approach to hitting, reflects on the last two Dodgers seasons and talks about whether or not Babe Ruth called his shot. Dallas and Jared also touch on the signings and transactions of the week (Ottavino, LeMahieu, Dozier, Martin, Grandal), we get Dallas' thoughts on the Kyler Murray situation, and the crew answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jan 18, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #73 - Groundscrew Appreciation Podcast
03:04:07

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is for the #Groundscrew - we spend hours answering questions of all kinds from our loyal listeners - from who would win a baseball tournament where you could bring back dead franchise legends, to childhood celebrity crushes, the best places to watch a game, to playing FMK with various housing structures, this podcast has it all. The crew also gets into the transactions of the week - David Robertson to the Phillies, Zach Britton back to the Yanks, Kelvin Herrera to the Southside of Chicago, and we sneak in the late-night signing of Yasmani Grandal to the Brew Crew. 

Jan 10, 2019
Starting 9 Episode 72 - Post-Holiday Transaction Recap
02:17:32
Description: Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode brings the crew back for the first time in a few weeks, and there's a lot to catch up on: this week's deals (Nelson Cruz, Yusei Kikuchi, Troy Tulowitzki), deals over the past few weeks (Harvey, Profar, Puig/Wood, Lynn, Murphy, Brantley, Miller and more), updates on our thoughts on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, an update on how notable names are polling in the upcoming Hall of Fame election cycle and, of course, questions from the #groundscrew. 
Jan 02, 2019
Starting 9 Episode #71 - Bob Melvin
01:27:10

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2018 AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin, who sat down with the crew in Las Vegas during the Winter Meetings to discuss a variety of topics - the 2018 Athletics, shifting, his experiences in the game and much more. Jared and Dallas also break down their experience on the ground at the 2018 Winter Meetings, while also touching on a variety of the transactions that occurred there, including Andrew McCutchen, JA Happ, Charlie Morton and more!

Dec 14, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #70: Hot Stove So Hot
01:44:10

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a comprehensive recap of all the major action around MLB's Hot Stove over the last week: Paul Goldschmidt's trade to the Cardinals, the Nationals signing Patrick Corbin, the Mets trading for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano, and the Phillies acquiring Jean Segura. The crew also debates the merits of the ‘ban the shift' discussion circling around baseball, while also touching on the anniversaries of Miguel Cabrera's trade to the Tigers, and Albert Pujols signing with the Angels. 

Dec 06, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #69 - Jered Weaver
01:30:34

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 3-time All-Star, former 20-game winner and Angels great Jered Weaver, who talks Boras, Scioscia, hitting Kyle Seager, the pitching trends of the modern game and much more. Dallas and Jared also get into the Braves signings of Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann, the swirling rumors around Robinson Cano, Paul Goldschmidt and Madison Bumgarner, in addition to the spate of minor transactions that occurred over the last week (CJ Cron, Chris Archer surgery, Matt Moore). The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Nov 30, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #68 - Paxton Trade, Beltre Retires & Billy Corben
02:05:35

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Billy Corben, who directed the documentary Screwball, which looks at MLB's steroid era and the Alex Rodriguez scandal. The crew also breaks down the James Paxton trade to the Yankees and Adrian Beltre's retirement and place among the greatest ever at his position, the results of the major BBWAA Awards (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year), and give their initial thoughts on this year's debut names on the Hall of Fame ballot, including Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Todd Helton and Andy Pettitte. Dallas and Jared also answer questions from the #groundscrew. 

Nov 20, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #67: Cal Ripken Jr (and Awards!)
02:32:12

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is a very special one, featuring an interview with the Ironman himself, the Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr, who walks through his childhood in the game, his influences, his thoughts on the modern game and much more. This podcast also represents the much-awaited Awards podcast, where the crew breaks down each of the awards - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year - in both leagues. Mookie or Trout for AL MVP? Cora, Melvin or Cash for AL Manager? Soto or Acuna for NL ROY? Dallas and Jared break it all down. The crew also hits on the news of the week, including Bryce Harper's $300M offer from the Nationals, Lance McCullers Tommy John surgery, CC Sabathia returning to the Yankees, Dave Roberts and the Dodgers agreeing to an extension and the prospect of the Mariners blowing it all up.

Nov 08, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #66 - WS Recap & Hello Offseason
02:04:46

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode dives in head first to the offseason action, from the big names - Harper, Machado, Kershaw - to more than a dozen transactions that have already happened (or agreed to) this offseason, including Brett Gardner, Trevor Rosenthal, David Price opting in, Fernando Rodney, the Mets hiring Brodie Van Wagenen as GM, and much more. The crew also answers questions from the #groundscrew. Oh and it recaps the World Series and Jared's Duck Boat adventures. 

Nov 02, 2018
Starting 9 Episode 65 - World Series Preview
01:07:04

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the reason we are all here: the preview of the World Series. Red Sox. Dodgers. We ask the most important questions going into the series and Dallas and Jared break them down. We also say a few final words on the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers, touch on the news from around baseball (Altuve surgery, hirings of Ausmus and Bell) and much more!

Oct 22, 2018
Starting 9 Episode 64 - Red Sox Win Pennant + NLCS Game 6 Preview
01:56:26
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the fresh, morning-after reactions from Jared as the Red Sox advance to the World Series, a breakdown of the ALCS from Jared and Dallas, a preview of Friday's NLCS Game 6, and a review of the ‘postseason narratives' as it relates to David Price and Clayton Kershaw. The guys also touch on the headline topics of the week, including Machado/Aguilar, the Mookie Betts/fan interference call, the Astros/Red Sox ‘cheating' story, as well as some news from around MLB: Gregorius surgery, Chapman surgery, Marlins HR statue and an update on Vlad Guerrero Jr in the Arizona Fall League. 

 

Oct 19, 2018
Starting 9 Episode 63 - ALCS & NLCS Preview
01:58:31

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week cuts right to the chase: previewing both the ALCS between the Astros and Red Sox and the NLCS between the Dodgers and Brewers. In addition, Jared and Dallas break down the riveting Red Sox/Yankees ALDS, say some final thoughts on the Indians, Braves and Rockies, touch on the managerial news around MLB (Kevin Cash extension, Davis Ross talking to the Twins) and answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew

Oct 11, 2018
Starting 9 Episode 62 - Christian Yelich, Shane Bieber & Postseason Preview
01:30:59

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a ton of hot baseball content packed into 90 minutes: an interview with the soon-to-be NL MVP (Christian Yelich); an interview with the newest member of the Indians stud rotation (Shane Bieber); and Dallas and Jared preview all of the Division Series matchups: Yankees-Red Sox, Rockies-Brewers, Braves-Dodgers and Indians-Astros, in the way only that duo can.

Oct 05, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #61 - David Ortiz
01:37:34

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a truly epic guest - World Series winner, one of the greatest DH's of all time, one of the most clutch players in baseball history - Big Papi, David Ortiz. Ortiz touches on this year's Red Sox, the home run mashing going on out in Oakland with Khris Davis and others, Bo Jackson, and the pitching in the modern game - including some thoughts on Blake Snell of the Rays - and much more. The guys also get into a wide variety of news, including Shohei Ohtani's impending Tommy John, John Gibbons and the Blue Jays parting ways, the developing situations with Roberto Osuna and Addison Russell, the injuries to Didi Gregorius and Dansby Swanson, and more. The crew dives into the wild postseason situation as we head into the final weekend, while also paying final respects to a trio of greats leaving the game - David Wright, Victor Martinez and Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. The crew also answers questions from the #groundscrew. 

Sep 27, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #60: Mike Foltynewicz
01:45:00

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Atlanta Braves ace Mike Foltynewicz, who talks about the Braves surge to the top of the NL East, his electric season, the rise of Ronald Acuna, fatherhood and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into: Trevor Story's injury news, Aaron Judge's return to the lineup, Marlins Man ‘making up with' the Marlins, Blake Snell reaching 20 wins, the Yankees activating Aroldis Chapman and the terrible NL MVP take by Barstool's own White Sox Dave. In addition, the crew continues the HUT SEAT segment, this time touching on every single National League team with topics like, “Is Ronald Acuna already one of the 5 best players in the NL?”, “Is Aaron Nola's 2018 the best Phillies pitching season since Steve Carlton?”, “was Jesus Aguilar's 1st half a mirage?” and many, many more takes. Jared and Dallas also answer questions from the #groundscrew.

Sep 19, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #59 - Whit Merrifield
01:33:22

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the breakout star of the Kansas City Royals, Whit Merrifield, who discusses his unique path to the big leagues, his first memories of when he knew he had truly arrived, the lost art of the stolen base and much more. Dallas and Jared also get into the returns of Chris Sale and Josh Donaldson, Sean Manaea's season-ending surgery and Marcus Stroman's lost season to kick things off, before touching on each and every American League team - all 15 - in a new segment called the Hut Seat, where Dallas and Jared answer questions like “will the bullpen prevent the Red Sox from winning the World Series this season?” and “will Alex Bregman end up having the best career of any current Astros position player?” and many more. Dallas and Jared also answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew

Sep 12, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #58 - Nicholas Castellanos & Shane Greene
02:28:21

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a fascinating and sprawling interview with Detroit Tigers teammates Nicholas Castellanos and Shane Greene, who dive into their careers, their interaction with social media, their podcast, fellow players getting paid market value and much more! Dallas and Jared also get into a wide variety of topics, including the Josh Donaldson trade, Ryan Howard's retirement, the Mariners clubhouse ‘fight', Christian Yelich's rise to superstardom and we revisit the National League Rookie of the Year race between Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna. The crew also enjoys some listener-submitted Homer Minutes, and answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Sep 06, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #57 - Archie Bradley
02:14:01

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Diamondbacks relief ace Archie Bradley, who discusses the D-Backs season, his desire to return to the rotation, why Paul Goldschmidt doesn't get the national love he deserves, and much more! Dallas and Jared also get into the Cardinals extending Mike Shildt, the injuries to Sean Manaea and Brett Anderson, the Jose Bautista trade, we run through a number of interesting ‘will they or won't they' scenarios for statistical markers (good and bad), discuss the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays, listener-submitted Homer Minutes, a visit for a special Philly-area Barstool personality, Twitter questions from the #groundscrew and much more!

Aug 29, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #56 - Bobby Crosby
01:47:45
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2004 AL Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby, who discusses his rise and fall in the Majors, what he's been up to since and his lifelong relationship with the Oakland Athletics. Dallas and Jared also get into the Nationals sell-off and the Cubs and Cardinals acquisitions of Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams, respectively; some notable injuries to star players - Aroldis Chapman, Yu Darvish, Buster Posey; the red-hot runs from the Cardinals and Rockies; the continuation of listener-submitted Homer Minutes, and of course Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

 

Aug 23, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #55 - Kyle Freeland
01:23:51
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland, in the midst of a breakout campaign, who stopped by to talk the 2018 Rockies season, his development, growing up a Rockies fan in Denver, and more. Dallas and Jared also get into Ronald Acuna's blistering run, Edwin Diaz's race to catch Francisco Rodriguez, the return of Robinson Cano from suspension, Trevor Bauer's injury and more. The crew also reacts to a new batch of listener-submitted Homer Minutes and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

 

Aug 16, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #54 - Joe Davis
01:38:30

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Dallas Braden and Jared Carrabis - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the voice of the Dodgers - Joe Davis - who discusses the current state of the Dodgers, Manny Machado's free agency, Corey Seager's injury issues and much more. Jared and Dallas also touch on some of the biggest stories of the week, including: Mike Scioscia's future, Rick Ankiel's potential 2019 comeback, Bryce Harper's post-Derby surge, the muddled NL MVP conversation, Twitter questions from the #groundscrew, we turn over the Homer Minute to multiple listeners who vent about their favorite teams for 60 seconds - and much more! 

Aug 08, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #53 - Mookie Wilson
02:04:03

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 1986 World Series winner and baseball legend Mookie Wilson, who reminisces about 1986, what could have been with that team's core, the modern game and much more! Dallas and Jared also break down about a dozen trades that happened leading up to the deadline, the Athletics tying the Mariners for the 2nd AL Wild Card spot, the Nationals mess (Kintzler, Kelley, Harper) and Chris Sale heading to the DL. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #Groundscrew, while also providing 60 seconds of ranting on their favorite teams in America's favorite new segment, The Homer Minute. 

Aug 02, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #52 - Justin Morneau
01:43:27

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former AL MVP and Home Run Derby champion Justin Morneau, who discusses the current game, his epic Home Run Derby vs Josh Hamilton, Johan Santana's greatness, the Twins team that had the best chance of breaking through for a World Series, and much more! Jared and Dallas also get into the Zach Britton trade, Gary Sanchez fiasco/injury, the red-hot Pirates and Athletics and Jose Ramirez's MVP campaign and growth as a hitter. The crew also does this week's edition of the Homer Minute and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew

Jul 26, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #51 - ASG & Derby Recap
01:24:16

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is a very special one, recorded on-location in Washington DC following the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. The crew - together in the same place for the podcast for the first time ever - breaks down the memorable moments from the Midsummer Classic, the lasting impressions of Bryce Harper's epic showing in the Home Run Derby, the Manny Machado trade rumor drama, Josh Hader's posts on Twitter, and of course answers questions from the #groundscrew. Dallas and Jared also share some of their off-the-field stories from their time in DC. 

Jul 19, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #50: Jed Lowrie
1:46:16
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. The 50th episode features an interview with freshly-minted All-Star Jed Lowrie of the Oakland Athletics, who talks about making the Midsummer Classic, the Athletics surprising season and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into a variety of current topics, including: Ken Giles demotion, Vladimir Guerrero Jr's impending promotion, the Phillies place in the NL East, the Dexter Fowler/Cardinals situation, Manny Machado trade rumors, the Final Vote results and more. The crew also digs into Twitter questions from the #groundscrew and this week's edition of the Homer Minute. 

 

Jul 12, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #49: Johnny Damon
01:45:22

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former Red Sox and Yankees legend Johnny Damon, who talks about his memories of those years, what he's been up to lately, and his impressions of the game today. Jared and Dallas also hand out their 1st Half Awards in both leagues - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, along with unique awards like the Saugus Rocket Award and the 209 Mayor Award. The crew also debuts the Homer Minute - a quick, 60-second assessment of the ‘home teams' of the three podcast participants.

Jul 03, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #48: Trevor Story
01:52:45

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Colorado Rockies shortstop and potential 2018 All Star Trevor Story, who talks about his amazing initial taste of the big leagues, his 2018 season and what it's like to play in Denver. Jared and Dallas also get into the big storylines of the week, including but not limited to Sergio Romo/Michael Taylor standoff, Josh Donaldson's setback and Archie Bradley's poop-in-pants story. The crew also looks at potential weaknesses that have emerged among notable contenders - Nationals offense, Cardinals rotation to name two - and assesses whether it's reason for real concern or just a blip in a long season. Dallas and Jared also answer the Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Jun 28, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #47: Pat McAfee
01:49:29

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an electric interview with our own Pat McAfee, who talks about his cross-over independent league baseball event and his growing knowledge of the game. Dallas and Jared also get into the biggest stories of the week, including the Astros red-hot play, the rise of Juan Soto, the Nationals acquisition of Kelvin Herrera and Hunter Strickland's self-inflicted injury. The crew also plays “buy or sell” on 8 possible realities or storylines from around baseball, including but not limited to: Mike Trout winning the AL MVP; the Braves being the best team in the NL East; and the Mets trading at least one of Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard - and many more. The guys also answer questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jun 21, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #46: Kolten Wong
01:37:07

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals, who talks about his unique experiences growing up in Hawaii, his path to the big leagues and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into a number of other topics, including the comments about Bryce Harper being “overrated” and “not a winning player”; Paul Goldschmidt's sudden resurgence; Jerry DiPoto's comments about Dee Gordon and Robinson Cano; the Cubs strong play; and of course Miguel Cabrera's season-ending injury. The crew also assesses the current state of the AL and NL All-Star Game voting and answers questions from the #groundscrew

Jun 14, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #45: Dan Katz (Big Cat)
01:54:16

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Barstool's own Dan Katz/Big Cat, who discusses Jake Arrieta's return to Wrigley Field, and his importance to the Cubs during his time there. Dallas and Jared also get into a wide variety of topics, including: Madison Bumgarner's return, Cody Bellinger's potential demotion, Tim Lincecum's release, Vladimir Guerrero Jr's possible promotion to Triple-A (and the Majors?), Jake Arrieta's importance to both the Phillies and Cubs, the Yankees vs ESPN scheduling showdown - and much more, including Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Jun 07, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #44: Matt Skole
01:48:02

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with White Sox rookie Matt Skole, fresh off his impressive MLB debut, who talks about his journey to the big leagues and much more! Jared and Dallas also reflect on Justin Verlander's current and past greatness and where he fits within his era; the impressive play of both the Milwaukee Brewers and the Seattle Mariners; the designation of Hanley Ramirez - and, of course, Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

May 31, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #43: Dustin Pedroia
01:55:00

 Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features former AL MVP and World Series champion Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, who discusses his comeback from injury, tells stories of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez and much more. Jared and Dallas also touch on a wide range of topics around MLB, including Mike Trout, Gleyber Torres' impressive start to his career, the Blue Jays keeping Vladimir Guerrero Jr down, the D-Backs recent slide, the Indians mediocre first two months, the Rays use of Sergio Romo and , as always, the crew answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

May 24, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #42: Keith Hernandez
01:54:46

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former MLB great, author current broadcaster Keith Hernandez, who talks about his time in the game, what needs changing and why it's still a beautiful sport, the Matt Harvey situation and much more. Dallas and Jared also discuss the Robinson Cano suspension, Joey Votto's comments about the Reds, and the crew runs down the 9 teams with the worst odds to make the postseason and gives (at least) one reason for fans of each team to be hopeful for the future. Dallas and Jared also answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

May 17, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #41: Kevin Clancy (KFC)
01:27:03

Barstool Sports presents The Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview/therapy session with Barstool's own Kevin Clancy/KFC, who talks Mets, the trade of Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto's struggles and more. Jared and Dallas also touch on the biggest stories of the week, including Albert Pujols reaching 3,000 hits, Clayton Kershaw to the DL, the Yankees recent dominance and James Paxton's remarkable recent starts. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew, as well as a moment to remember Wednesday's anniversary of Dallas' perfect game from 2010.

May 10, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #40: Jayson Stark
01:50:20

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features legendary baseball scribe Jayson Stark, who returns to Starting 9 to talk about his new gigs, impressions of the 2018 season, the Dodgers, Bauer/McCullers/spin rate/foreign substances, Mark McGwire and much more. Dallas and Jared also take the opportunity to assess the notable storylines and surprises for EACH and EVERY division around MLB now that we are one month into the season. The crew also goes back in time to change one moment or call in MLB history as part of the Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

May 03, 2018
Starting 9 #39: Sean Manaea
01:43:46

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special guest - owner of the most recent no-hitter in MLB history - Oakland Athletics lefty Sean Manaea, who recaps his epic evening and his journey to this point. Dallas and Jared also recap Jared's trip to California, discuss Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, go rapid-fire on a wide-range of MLB topics and trends, including but not limited to - Ronald Acuna's call-up, Albert Pujols' age issues, the surging Phillies and Rhys Hoskins, MLB's strikeout problem, the Brew Crew and much more. The group also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Apr 26, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #38: Eric Byrnes
01:39:04

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. This week's episode features special guest and MLB Network analyst Eric Byrnes, who talks a little baseball and a lot of life philosophy. Dallas and Jared also get into the Ohtani/Red Sox “showdown”, break down some surprising early developments in the AL West and NL East, look at 8 potential breakout performances and whether they are buying or selling, and of course answer questions from the #groundscrew

Apr 19, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #37: Tyler Austin
01:55:12
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants and no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current New York Yankee Tyler Austin, who talks about his MLB experience and baseball upbringing and fandom. Dallas and Jared also discuss the Blue Jays and Roberto Osuna, Shohei Ohtani and the fast-starters in the NL (Diamondbacks, Mets, Pirates). The crew also keeps the Miami - er, British Virgin Isles - Marlins honest, looks ahead to the weekend with the start of the D-Backs/Dodgers series, Ohtani lining up against the Royals for his next start, and the red-hot Mets squaring off against the Brewers, while also diving into Twitter questions submitted by the #groundscrew. 

 

Apr 12, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #36 - Jerry Hairston Jr
01:32:01

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with former MLB player and current analyst for SportsNet LA, Jerry Hairston Jr, who touches on Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen's early struggles, Bryce Harper, Shohei Ohtani and more. In addition to recapping Braden's experience as part of Oakland's 50th anniversary team, Dallas and Jared give their initial reactions to Ohtani, their reaction to Giancarlo Stanton being booed at his Yankee Stadium debut and the Cardinals signing of Greg Holland. The group also goes through each division and gives one player, trend or development that stands out to them after the first week of MLB action. And, of course, questions from the #groundscrew.

Apr 05, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #35: Anthony Rizzo
TRT: 1:40:11
Description: Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants and no one else will give you. This week's episode features a special interview with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Dallas and Jared also celebrate one of the nation's great holidays with the Grounds Crew - Opening Day, talking memories, traditions and matchups to watch on Thursday. No Opening Day podcast would be complete without predictions, and Dallas and Jared give you those: division winners, Wild Card winners, MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year - and of course, World Series picks. The crew also gets into Vladimir Guerrero Jr's walk-off to cap Spring Training, injuries to Madison Bumgarner and Greg Bird, Scott Kingery's unprecedented contract with the Phillies, the Astros toying with the idea of 4-man outfields, and much more, including answering questions from the #groundscrew.” 

 

Mar 29, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #34: Jim Duquette
2:22:41
Barstool Sports presents The Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with MLB Network Radio's Jim Duquette, as well as the final installment of the crew's division preview series, this time focusing on the NL Central and AL East teams. In addition, Dallas and Jared discuss Jose Altuve's extension with Houston, Alex Cobb joining the Orioles, Justin Turner's injury, Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna and more, including voicemails from the #groundscrew."

 

Mar 22, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #33: Bob Tewksbury and Division Previews
1:38:46

“Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a discussion of all the angles behind Jake Arrieta joining the Phillies, a look at Mike Moustakas returning to Kansas City, and a continuation of the “Division Preview” series, this time focusing on the NL East and the NL West teams. We also are joined by former MLB All-Star pitcher Bob Tewksbury, now the mental performance coach for the San Francisco Giants, for an interview. And, as always, Jared and Dallas answer some Twitter questions from the #groundscrew."

Mar 15, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #32: Mark Feinsand
1:31:06

“Barstool Sports presents Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Mark Feinsand, Executive reporter for MLB.com, who joins Dallas and Jared for a trip across MLB, hitting on many different teams and storylines. The Starting 9 crew also begins its Division Preview series, starting with the AL West and AL Central, hitting every team in each of those divisions, touching on storylines or players that we are looking forward to watching in 2018. Dallas and Jared also answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew." 

Mar 08, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #31: Jenny Cavnar

Barstool Sports presents Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest Jenny Cavnar of ROOT Sports, who talks Rockies offseason, 2018 outlook, her long history with Dallas and much more. Jared and Dallas also discuss the Rangers' signing of Tim Lincecum, try to find homes for notable remaining free agents like Jake Arrieta, Mike Moustakas, Alex Cobb and more, while also answering questions from the #groundscrew.

Mar 01, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #30: Cliff Floyd
01:41:19

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Cliff Floyd of MLB Network, who dominated the interview game, talking 2018 season, Rickey Henderson stories, his old team the Marlins and much more! Jared and Dallas also break down the rash of ACTUAL signings that occurred since the last podcast: JD Martinez to the Red Sox and Eric Hosmer to the Padres, along with the Yankees/Rays/D-Backs three-way trade. The group also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Feb 22, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #29: Jessica Kleinschmidt
00:57:24

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Jessica Kleinschmidt of Cut4/MLB.com, who talks her career, her perspective on baseball and where she was for a game that would change her life (or not) - Dallas Braden's perfect game. Jared and Dallas also get into the Cubs signing of Yu Darvish, the return of the Melky Cabrera fake website PED scandal, we give our own perspectives on the up-and-coming Rough-N-Rowdy 2, and answer questions from the #groundscrew. 

Feb 15, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #28: Paul Lo Duca
01:38:15

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features special guest and friend of Barstool - former MLB veteran Paul Lo Duca, who absolutely does not stick to baseball during this interview. Dallas and Jared also discuss J.D. Martinez reportedly being 'fed up' with the Red Sox, the news that Ervin Santana will be out into May, Barstool's own KFC joins to "talk Todd Frazier" (actually: rant about the Mets), Tim Lincecum's showcase next week, the ongoing war of words between MLB and MLBPA, the Giants retiring Barry Bonds' number, Jeter firing the man inside of Billy the Marlin - and more!

Feb 07, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #27: Tim Brown
01:34:04

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, who joins to remember the late Kevin Towers. He also discusses giving up his Hall of Fame ballot, the legend of Vladimir Guerrero, the cold free agency market this offseason and more. Dallas and Jared break down the Yelich/Cain acquisitions for the Brewers, the announcement that Cleveland will move on from Chief Wahoo following the 2018 season, answer Twitter questions from listeners and more!

Feb 01, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #26: Tommy Pham
01:00:43

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. In this episode, we break down all the angles from Wednesday's 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class announcement - the 4 who will be inducted, the man who just missed, and what we think will happen in the 2019 cycle. The crew also talks to Cardinals breakout star Tommy Pham, who gives his reactions to the Hall of Fame, reflections on his 2017, the outstanding, new-look Cardinals outfield - and more. Jared and Dallas also answer Twitter questions from the grounds crew, along with quick thoughts on A-Rod joining Sunday Night Baseball and the Padres social media getting "hacked". 

Jan 25, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #25: Jonathan Lucroy
01:21:48

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who talks experiencing free agency for the first time, hitting in Coors Field and his work to combat performance-enhancing drug use. We also the Andrew McCutchen trade, the comments by Christian Yelich's agent, we form our all-time Home Run Derby team, we welcome Barstool's own KFC to chat a little Mets - and more!

Jan 18, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #24: David Eckstein & Kevin Frandsen

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features two separate interviews: one with 2-time World Series champion David Eckstein, and the other with former MLB player, friend of Dallas Braden and current radio voice of the Phillies, Kevin Frandsen. Dallas and Jared also get into the Gerrit Cole traded-or-not-traded saga, Starlin Castro's request to be traded out of Miami, Dave Cameron leaving Fangraphs to join the Padres and we answer questions from the listeners!

Jan 11, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #23: Tom Verducci
01:36:13

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest Tom Verducci of SI, who talks the state of baseball, Hall of Fame and hot stove. Dallas and Jared also get into the multiple suitors for Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez's reported offer from Boston, Wade Davis joining the Rockies, we check in with This Week in Derek Jeter, answer questions from listeners - and more!

Jan 04, 2018
Starting 9 Episode #22: 12 Interviews of Christmas
00:58:58

To celebrate the holidays, the Starting 9 crew presents stories from 12 selected interviews from our 2017 season. Listen to some of the best answers and funniest moments with Jared Carrabis, Dallas Braden and the guests. Guests including new Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, World Series Champion's Lance McCullers and Alex Bregman, Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, 3x World Series Champ Curt Schilling, and more!

Dec 28, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #21: Jayson Stark
01:36:13

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features special guest Jayson Stark, who discusses his approach to the Hall of Fame ballot, the names he's going with this year, and his experience as part of the special committee that elected Jack Morris and Alan Trammel. Jared and Dallas also get into the Giants acquiring Evan Longoria, the Orioles losing Zach Britton and the continuation of the Manny Machado saga, the potential for a Tim Lincecum comeback, questions from the Grounds Crew and more!

Dec 21, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #20: Andrew Benintendi
01:35:10

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, along with insight on Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, Shohei Ohtani's damaged elbow, Manny Machado rumors, the relief pitcher market explosion and, of course, questions from the listeners. We also check in on Jared'd well-being. 

Dec 14, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #19.5: Shohei Ohtani reaction
00:21:25

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Emergency mini-podcast! Jared and Dallas give you their reactions to the news that Shohei Ohtani has chosen the Los Angeles Angels. 

Dec 08, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #19: Alex Cora
01:29:26

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Our guest this week is brand new Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who discusses the challenges and excitement ahead in Boston, the championship run in Houston, and more. Dallas and Jared touch on Rafael Palmeiro's hopes for a comeback, Shohei Ohtani's ultimate home, Aaron Boone being introduced as Yankees manager, listener Twitter questions and more. 

Dec 07, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #18: Jeff Passan & Nick Goody
01:34:42

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode includes special guest Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who discusses his decision to give up his Hall of Fame ballot and the Hall of Fame in general. Nick Goody of the Cleveland Indians also joins the podcast to discuss the Tribe and his favorite Terry Francona story. Dallas and Jared also go in on the Marlins 'ultimatum' to Giancarlo Stanton, the latest on Shohei Ohtani, the newest rumors (Jose Abreu to Boston?) and more!

Nov 30, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #17: Curt Schilling
01:46:03

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features special guest Curt Schilling, who joins to talk the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, PED users and his perspective on the Hall in general. Dallas and Jared also break down the severe punishments MLB hit the Braves with on Tuesday, the 20-second pitch clock, Giancarlo Stanton to the Giants (and many other rumors),  Twitter questions from the fans and more!

Nov 22, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #16: Corey Knebel
01:42:30

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week the guys interview star closer from the Milwaukee Brewers Corey Knebel to talk about his stellar 2017 season, his favorite baseball video game, brewing his own beer, and a secret tattoo. Jared and Dallas also talk about the MVP, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year Award winners for both the American and National Leagues, and update the grounds crew on all the off season hot stove topics.

Nov 17, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #16: Corey Knebel
1:52:30

This week the guys interview star closer from the Milwaukee Brewers Corey Knebel to talk about his stellar 2017 season, his favorite baseball video game, brewing his own beer, and a secret tattoo. Jared and Dallas also talk about the MVP, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year Award winners for both the American and National Leagues, and update the grounds crew on all the off season hot stove topics. 

Nov 17, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #15: Alex Bregman
01:34:10

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Featuring guest and newly-minuted World Series champion Alex Bregman of the Astros, who talks his experiences in the World Series, some misadventures in the Twitter DMs and more. Jared and Dallas also talk Roy Halladay, awards finalists, Boras wanting $200M for JD Martinez, Tanaka and Cueto opting-in and more!

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Nov 09, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #14: Mad Dog Russo
00:57:25

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Features special guest "Mad Dog" Chris Russo, who helps recap the storylines coming out of Game 7 and the Astros championship. Dallas and Jared also touch on the Justin Upton news, as well as the best and brightest stories we'll remember from the 2017 season. 

Nov 02, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #13: Lance McCullers

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest and current World Series participant Lance McCullers of the Houston Astros. The duo reacts to the absolutely wild Game 2, including Rich Hill being pulled, Kenley Jansen doing something he hasn't done all season, Charlie Culberson's HR reaction and more. Other topics include: Giancarlo Stanton's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Clayton Kershaw's postseason legacy and more!

Oct 26, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #12: Casey Stern
1:27:45

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes guest Casey Stern of MLB Network Radio and MLB on TBS, who has had a first-hand look at the 2017 postseason as it plays out. Jared and Dallas react to Wednesday's Game 5 between the Yankees and Astros and Game 4 between the Cubs and Dodgers. The duo also look at Kenley Jansen's place in history, and more!

Oct 19, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #11: Karl Ravech
1:26:35

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Featuring guest Karl Ravech of Baseball Tonight, who joins to talk the postseason and John Farrell's exit from Boston. Jared and Dallas react to Yankees/Indians Game 5 and Cubs/Nationals Game 4 from Wednesday, and look ahead to the ALCS and Game 5 between Washington and Chicago. 

Oct 12, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #10: Tim Kurkjian and Sean Casey
01:02:29

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes two guests: Tim Kurkjian of ESPN and Sean Casey of MLB Network, both of whom give their perspectives on the postseason landscape. Dallas and Jared also reflect on the Yankees bullpen dominance in the AL Wild Card Game, and run through listener voicemails and tweets. 

Oct 05, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #9: Christian Yelich
01:27:34

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Christian Yelich of the Marlins. The duo also runs through their end-of-season awards (MVP, Cy Young), they debate the idea that the Yankees should use an all-bullpen approach to the AL Wild Card Game, they dive into the likely Wild Card matchups...and listener voicemails! 

Sep 28, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #8: Ken Rosenthal
01:25:05

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Ken Rosenthal, who talks changes in the industry and his job, Kluber-as-MVP-candidate, the Astros-as-World-Series-contenders, the NL MVP and the Angels bonus controversy. The duo also talks Cubs surge, Greinke/Neshek autograph nonsense and more. 

Sep 21, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #7: Mike Clevinger & Mark Mulder
01:19:23
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes TWO special guests: Mike Clevinger, the winning pitcher in the Indians record-setting 21st straight win; and Mark Mulder, formerly of the Athletics and part of the 2002 team that won 20 straight. In addition, duo talks Dodgers, the DH in the NL, the Cardinals, the NL MVP - and more!
Sep 14, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #6: Rhys Hoskins
01:16:43
Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest and record-setting rookie Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies; duo talks D-Backs winning, Dodgers losing, Indians as the best team in the AL, the ongoing Red Sox/Yankees cheating controversy, listener voicemails, Twitter questions and more!
Sep 07, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #5: Mark Melancon
01:16:43
Barstool Sports presents the 5th episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Mark Melancon of the San Francisco Giants; duo talks Kershaw's return, the Mets injury devastation, the AL Wild Card, Mike Leake, Giancarlo Stanton and more!
Aug 31, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #4: David Ross
01:20:00
Barstool Sports presents the 4th episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest David Ross, formerly of the Cubs and Red Sox; duo talks Trout vs Harper, fan code of conduct, AL Wild Card, listener voicemails and Twitter questions and so much more!
Aug 24, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #3: Travis Shaw
01:11:41
Barstool Sports presents the 3rd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Travis Shaw of the Milwaukee Brewers; duo talks Giancarlo Stanton's barrage, Dodgers, Rockies, Chris Sale-as-MVP, Aroldis Chapman and more.
Aug 17, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #2: Aaron Boone
01:04:25
Barstool Sports presents the 2nd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Aaron Boone; duo talks Trout, Goldschmidt, Judge, the AL Wild Card race, Barry Bonds and more.
Aug 10, 2017
Starting 9 Episode #1: Brian Wilson
01:04:25
Barstool Sports presents the debut episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Brian Wilson; duo recaps the trade deadline, Jared's move to New York and more.
Aug 03, 2017
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Barstool Sports presents Starting9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The companion podcast to the daily live show coming soon on BarstoolSports.com
Jul 28, 2017