Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

Episode Date
Shooting Stars
50:07
Before speaking with Astros OF George Springer about his rise to stardom (30:55), Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the LLWS and Gerrit Cole's earning potential when he hits the open market this offseason (9:57).
Aug 23, 2019
Home Sweet Home
57:06
Buster talks with Keith Law about the Mets' road to the postseason, the Dodgers' player development system and Lucas Giolito's growth (15:17). Then, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (35:23) and Alex Speier, author of "Homegrown," discusses the Red Sox's offseason plans and Mookie Betts' rise through the system (39:58).
Aug 22, 2019
Living Legends
42:21
Buster talks to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller about the evolution of Clayton Kershaw, how the Dodgers will manage their playoffs rotation, the significance of Carlos Correa's injury and more (13:12). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (31:24) and the latest Power 10 (38:16).
Aug 21, 2019
The Red Scare
47:34
Buster talks to The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy about the handling of Chris Sale's elbow injury, Dave Dombrowski's cloudy future, Alex Cora's unusual influence and more (10:43). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (24:38) and Dave Schoenfield on Billy Hamilton's deal with the Braves and Carlos Correa's back issues (29:52).
Aug 20, 2019
Young and Old
50:59
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Brian Snitker's decision to pull Ronald Acuna Jr., the severity of Chris Sale's elbow injury and the Yankees' ongoing feud with umpires (14:36). Plus, a quick interview with Anthony Rizzo (35:00) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (38:02).
Aug 19, 2019
Sprinting to the Finish
59:59
Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss league-wide bullpen struggles, Pete Alonso's versatility and if Bryce Harper's heroics last night will launch the turning point for him and the Phillies (12:14). Then, Jessica Mendoza provides the latest on the LLWS before previewing this weekend's Williamsport Classic (25:54). Plus, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer gives some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies and Charlie Manuel's impact on the team (40:52).
Aug 16, 2019
Hollywood's Finest
56:39
Buster returns from vacation and speaks to Keith Law about the historical significance of Albert Pujols' record for most hits by a foreign-born player, if Jake Arrieta will ever reclaim his former glory and how the home run boom has made talent evaluation more difficult (10:16). Then, Sarah Langs brings "The Numbers Game" (38:01) and Pirates OF Bryan Reynolds talks about his big year (42:42).
Aug 15, 2019
Devers Delivers
49:54
Buster Olney appears as a guest on his podcast for the first time and speaks with Sarah Langs about Charlie Manuel returning to the Phillies as their new hitting coach, Josh Hader's struggles, and the injury to Jeff McNeil (9:56). Mandy Bell joins to discuss how the Indians turned their season around in June (26:13). Plus, Hembo Knows (36:03.
Aug 14, 2019
Torrid Torres
55:21
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Aug 13, 2019
Lessons from the Past
1:04:07
Dave Schoenfield fills in for Buster and speaks with Tim Kurkjian about the NL Wild Card race, the magic of Terry Francona, and what he learned in his reporting on the 25th Anniversary of the strike in 1994 (13:42). Plus, a conversation with Bruce Bochy (54:45) and Eddie Matz on the Nationals and what he learned from going to a game in the Atlantic League (30:50).
Aug 12, 2019
Field of Teams
47:55
Tim Kurkjian fills in for Buster and speaks with Karl Ravech about Bo Bichette's record start, the significance of Chris Sale's big night and the magic of Terry Francona (10:07). Plus, Ravech boasts of Tim's prowess on the dance floor. Todd Radom also makes his weekly appearance for "Cap Talk" (34:17).
Aug 09, 2019
Crushed Hopes
47:44
Keith Law fills in for Buster and speaks to Eric Karabell about last night's Chris Davis meltdown, tight playoff races and more (1:26). Plus, Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus discusses the Mets' playoff hopes (23:59).
Aug 08, 2019
Homegrown
42:10
Keith Law fills in for Buster and opens the show by discussing his takeaways from watching OF Luis Robert, the top prospect in the White Sox organization, last night. Then, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe tells some stories from his new book, "Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up" (6:41).
Aug 07, 2019
Surprise, Surprise
49:48
Dave Schoenfield fills in for Buster and speaks with his old friends Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft about DJ LeMahieu's surprise season, Bo Bichette's hot start and if the Mets can really make a run at the postseason (11:54). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (35:44).
Aug 06, 2019
Team Effort
55:09
With Buster on vacation, Dave Schoenfield fills in and speaks with ESPN's Bradford Doolittle about the Yankees and their knack for the injury bug, the falling Red Sox, expectations for the Cubs and more (18:04). Plus, a surprise guest joins Troy and Todd Radom for "Cap Talk" (43:37).
Aug 05, 2019
Grudge Matches
47:23
Buster and Jon Sciambi discuss the suspensions for those involved in the Pirates/Reds brawl before talking about the deterioration of Trevor Bauer's relationship with the Indians (11:02). Plus, Jessica Mendoza offers her insights on the Mets' trade deadline approach and this weekend's crucial series between the Red Sox and Yankees (31:59).
Aug 02, 2019
Trade Deadline Special
31:13
Buster Olney, Sarah Langs & Dave Schoenfield identify today's biggest winners after offering instant reactions to the flurry of deals that happened at today's trade deadline.
Jul 31, 2019
Fear Amir
54:29
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss how the MLB should come down on the players and coaches involved in last night's melee between the Reds and Pirates (17:39). They also talk about the Trevor Bauer trade and how it will impact the three teams involved. Plus, "The Numbers Game" (42:43) and this week's Power 10 (48:51).
Jul 31, 2019
All or Nothing
51:53
Buster and USA Today's Bob Nightengale go around the trade rumor mill, discussing which available pieces could help contending teams down the stretch of the season (9:43). Then, new Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman addresses the media (26:50) before another edition of "Hembo Knows" (29:24). Plus, Buster talks to Orioles OF Stevie Wilkerson about his record-breaking pitching performance last week and how it could spur a revolution in baseball (37:02).
Jul 30, 2019
Trades and Tirades
52:19
Two days before the trade deadline, Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss Trevor Bauer's outburst, the bewildering Marcus Stroman trade and potential trade targets for the Yankees and Red Sox. (17:35). Plus, an interview with Alex Cora (38:34) and Todd Radom's "Cap Talk" (41:53).
Jul 29, 2019
The Fall of Troy
59:37
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the historic finish in last night's Orioles/Angels game, Troy Tulowitzki's retirement and how the Blake Snell injury will affect the Rays (11:01). Then, Jessica Mendoza previews the storylines surrounding this weekend's Yankees/Red Sox series, like the future of JD Martinez and DJ LeMahieu's monster season (38:35).
Jul 26, 2019
So...What Happened?
57:41
Buster and Keith Law discuss the trade market after trying to make sense of the lineup confusion in the Rays and Red Sox game yesterday (14:57). Then, an interview with Nelson Cruz (42:23) and a special edition of "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs focused on the best 10 pitches in baseball (44:54).
Jul 25, 2019
Super Tuesday
55:16
Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about the craziest night of the season thus far, the Yankees' pitching situation, Rays' struggles, and who the Dodgers should target at the trade deadline (18:19). Plus, a fascinating round of "Hembo Knows" (41:18) and this week's Power 10 (50:08).
Jul 24, 2019
Giant Obstacles
51:32
Before speaking to Red Sox groundskeeper Dave Mellor about the incredible story of his fight against PTSD (36:05), Buster talks to USA Today's Bob Nightengale about San Francisco's remarkable turnaround, if the Red Sox should consider selling and robot umpires in the Atlantic League (12:30). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (30:00).
Jul 23, 2019
Closing Time
53:45
Before hearing some snippets from Sunday's Hall of Fame speeches (48:59), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss next year's ballot, Matt Harvey's fall from grace and how the trade deadline hinges on the Giants (12:14). Plus, an interview with Freddie Freeman (35:39) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (39:15).
Jul 22, 2019
Savages in That Box!
1:04:35
Before speaking with Edgar Martinez about his favorite Mariners memories (33:18), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about how the Giants should approach the deadline, Aaron Boone's legendary rant and the career of Martinez (12:04). Plus, A-Rod tells Buster about the difficulties of hitting against Mike Mussina (48:16).
Jul 19, 2019
Mr. Roboto
1:04:53
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his memories of playing with Mariano Rivera (43:42), Buster talks to Keith Law about the suspensions handed to Brad Ausmus and Noe Ramirez, if robot umpires are coming soon and some possible deadline moves for the Dodgers (11:57). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:23).
Jul 18, 2019
Sweet Revenge
1:05:00
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his time spent playing with Edgar Martinez (46:07), Buster talks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post about the Angels/Astros scuffle and which teams should make aggressive pushes at the trade deadline (16:17). Plus, Hembo tells Buster why Bryce Harper isn't a bust (39:45) and Buster and Troy disagree on the Power 10 (58:51).
Jul 17, 2019
Feeling Blue
57:09
Buster talks to Jon Sciambi about the continued downward spiral of the Mets and the pitching market (10:46). Plus, he sounds off on baseball's perceived "home run problem." Marly Rivera also discusses Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s struggles and the dominance of the Dodgers (40:24). And, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (33:22).
Jul 16, 2019
Trade Carousel
52:27
Before hearing from Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts (40:38), Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about an unforgettable Friday night for the Angels, weekend trades and the amazing Fernando Tatis Jr. (11:55). Plus, a Chicago White Sox edition of "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (32:04).
Jul 15, 2019
Ranger Danger
57:58
Before speaking with former MLB OF Kenny Lofton about his memories in Cleveland, the Steroid Era, his Hall of Fame case and the time he smashed a thermometer (31:47), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about which teams should buy, sell or hold at the trade deadline (5:39). Plus, Rangers manager Chris Woodward discusses his team's strong first half (26:29).
Jul 12, 2019
Ball Four
59:05
Before speaking with his old friend Scott Miller of Bleacher Report (29:06), Buster talks to Keith Law about his favorite moments from the Futures Game as well as Jim Bouton's impact on baseball (2:14). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (23:06) and "One Last Thing" on the life of Bouton (52:05).
Jul 11, 2019
Bieber Fever
45:44
Buster speaks with USA Today's Bob Nightengale about his favorite moments from last night's All-Star Game and which teams will be aggressive at the trade deadline (11:12). Plus, Buster's postgame interviews with C.C. Sabathia and Francisco Lindor (26:55) followed by "Hembo Knows" (30:04) and this week's Power 10, where Troy Farkas reveals the real reason he's a Texas Rangers fan (35:56).
Jul 10, 2019
For Pete's Sake!
1:11:33
Before speaking with MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig about his thoughts on the current state of league/player relations and other topics (38:46), Buster talks to Boog Sciambi about last night's record-setting HR Derby and Justin Verlander's fiery comments (10:27). Plus, a special HR Derby edition of "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (30:35).
Jul 09, 2019
Derby Day
56:00
Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Jake Arrieta injury and the controversy surrounding the Jake Marisnick slide (13:06). Then, Karl Ravech previews tonight's HR Derby before looking back on the biggest storylines from the first half of the season (33:38). Plus, the new guy makes his debut on "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (45:16) and Buster presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (55:02).
Jul 08, 2019
Angel in the Outfield
54:18
Before talking to Boog Sciambi about his impressions of the London Series and the new roles for Nate Eovaldi and Steven Matz (21:41), Buster speaks with reporter Alden Gonzalez about his time spent covering Tyler Skaggs (12:55). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (40:14) and the latest Power 10 (45:42). Lastly, Buster announces an exciting ESPYs experience (47:55).
Jul 03, 2019
For Whom the Bell Tolls
56:04
Keith Law fills in for Buster and begins by remembering the life of Tyler Skaggs. Then, Keith speaks with sports data scientist Meredith Wills about her controversial work regarding changes to the baseball (3:30). Then, we hear from Rob Manfred (24:20) and Sarah Langs highlights the youth movement across baseball in "Numbers Game" (33:02). Plus, a once-in-a-lifetime ESPYs experience is announced (55:00).
Jul 02, 2019
Battle Royale
56:59
Keith Law fills in for Buster and speaks with Eric Karabell about the electric BOS/NYY series in London, the All-Star voting process and the laughable Mets (1:14). Plus, Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs discusses the Futures Game (20:45) and JD Martinez briefly talks about his performance thus far (46:20).
Jul 01, 2019
London Calling
43:43
Buster and David Schoenfield discuss ANOTHER Mets implosion, the London Series, All-Star selections and more (11:33). Plus, sound from the All-Stars (29:14) and Josh Macri's farewell as the show's producer (35:58).
Jun 28, 2019
Champs And Chumps
52:03
Buster & Keith Law discuss the College World Series, the next layer of the Mets' dysfunction and much more (14:02). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (40:34).
Jun 27, 2019
Stellar Sellers
51:14
Buster speaks with Boog Sciambi about the upcoming London series, All-Star voting and the guy he'd want over Madison Bumgarner at the trade deadline (13:15). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (37:02) and a surprising Power 10 (44:40).
Jun 26, 2019
New York Mess
55:48
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the ongoing dysfunction in the Mets clubhouse, the Jordan Hicks injury and fans rushing the field (12:36). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (45:15).
Jun 25, 2019
Highs and Lows
46:41
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis, the Mets' continued issues and the sinking Phillies (17:10). Plus, an interview with Angels IF Tommy La Stella (34:18) and a "Uni Quiz" with Todd Radom (36:37).
Jun 24, 2019
Foreign Threat
54:57
Before a conversation with Rays OF Austin Meadows (41:32), Buster discusses the possibility of the Rays splitting time between TB and Montreal with Marc Topkin (10:04) & Boog Sciambi (18:04). Plus, Boog weighs in on Madison Bumgarner's future, Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis & more.
Jun 21, 2019
Max Effort
1:01:22
Before hearing from Xander Bogaerts (34:31) and Hunter Pence (49:48), Buster talks to Keith Law about Max Scherzer's toughness, if the Nationals should sell at the deadline and "extraterrestrial" baseballs (12:35). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (42:46).
Jun 20, 2019
South Side Story
59:25
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss the emergence of Eloy Jimenez, the Yankees' powerful lineup and the umpire union's response to Manny Machado (12:58). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals (33:00), "Hembo Knows" (47:48) and the latest Power 10 (53:18).
Jun 19, 2019
Take Two
57:16
Before speaking with Yankees GM Brian Cashman about the Encarnacion trade and the pitching market (31:55), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about Manny Machado's suspension and the Mets' struggles (12:36). Plus, Buster plays "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (46:01).
Jun 18, 2019
Power Purchase
56:50
Before hearing from Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez (32:05), Buster and Tim Kurkjian assess the Edwin Encarnacion trade from both sides and talk about Hyun-jin Ryu's dominance (12:52). Plus, "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (44:24).
Jun 17, 2019
The Way It Is
50:21
Buster speaks to Karl Ravech about covering the College World Series and ASG voting (10:34). Plus, Jessica Mendoza previews the weekend (35:16).
Jun 14, 2019
Virtuous
56:36
Before a discussion with Twins P Jake Odorizzi (34:35), Buster and Joel Sherman discuss the red hot Braves, the developing trade market and more (13:16). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (47:19).
Jun 13, 2019
Deal With It
48:10
Before talking to Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos (24:16), Buster and Boog Sciambi discuss Boston's struggles, Corey Seager's injury and more (10:49). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (34:52) and the latest Power 10 (41:16).
Jun 12, 2019
Status Check
54:35
After getting the latest on David Ortiz's condition from Marly Rivera (11:23), Buster and David Schoenfield discuss the ridiculous power surge in the majors, the Dodgers' bullpen weaknesses and more (18:50). Plus, David Ross on Big Papi (34:10) and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (47:34).
Jun 11, 2019
Mad-Max
43:18
Before hearing from Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt (28:02) Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the latest with David Ortiz, the war of words between Madison Bumgarner & Max Muncy, Dallas Keuchel's pointed words about his negotiations and more (10:15). Plus, Cap Talk with Todd Radom (31:40).
Jun 10, 2019
Brave New World
54:17
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the Dallas Keuchel deal, Craig Kimbrel and more (10:18). Plus, Tony Gwynn Jr. stops by to talk about his dad, Cody Bellinger & more (31:20).
Jun 07, 2019
Done Deal
50:48
Buster talks to Bob Nightengale about the Craig Kimbrel signing, what it means for Dallas Keuchel and more (11:20). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (23:03) and Keith Law with thoughts on the Kimbrel deal as well as a draft recap (28:59).
Jun 06, 2019
The Good Guys
58:27
Buster talks to Matt Vasgersian about a major milestone for Bruce Bochy, where the Phillies go from here and more (10:24). Plus, Boog Sciambi on the Clint Frazier controversy and more (25:10), Paul Hembekides (46:31) and the latest Power 10 rankings (51:46).
Jun 05, 2019
Present & Future
48:56
After chatting with Keith Law about Monday's draft (7:11), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Andrew McCutchen's injury, the Yankees' chemistry & much more (15:04). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (37:03).
Jun 04, 2019
Making Moves
57:12
Before hearing from Aaron Boone (33:56) & Xander Bogaerts (37:38), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss the amateur draft, the Keuchel/Kimbrel sweepstakes and much more (9:23). Plus, "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom and the weekly uniform quiz (40:58).
Jun 03, 2019
Surprise, Surprise
54:20
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the early-season awards winners, the biggest surprises & disappointments so far and much more (10:06). Plus, Little League CEO Steve Keener hops on to discuss exciting new developments (33:48).
May 31, 2019
Enough Is Enough
54:45
After talking with Jesse Rogers about the horrible incident in Houston on Wednesday (13:19), Buster & Keith Law discuss fan safety, Keith's latest mock draft and more (18:15). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (36:51) and Michael Kay with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (41:54).
May 30, 2019
Conspiracy Juice
1:01:19
Before a "Call To The Legend" with Dodgers great Rick Monday (34:21), Buster talks to Paul Hembekides (10:06) & Boog Sciambi (17:37) about Joe Maddon's comments on potentially juiced baseballs, the overall weakness of the AL and more. Plus the latest Power 10 rankings (56:22).
May 29, 2019
Goodbye For Now
46:58
After a conversation with Indians manager Terry Francona (9:04), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Dustin Pedroia's future, Bill Buckner's legacy, Manny Machado's annoyance with the media and more (12:54). Plus, Cardinals P Jack Flaherty (32:23) and Cap Talk with Todd Radom (36:39).
May 28, 2019
Make The Call
56:08
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the most desirable HR Derby field, the Nationals' struggles and more (12:20). Plus, Jake Kaplan on the Astros (32:00) and Bob Kendrick of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on the recovery of the museum after last summer's vandalism (39:21).
May 24, 2019
Throw The Damn Towel
51:08
Before catching up with Pirates slugger Josh Bell (35:33), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the Orioles' brutal season, SF's rebuilding efforts and more (11:31). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:42).
May 23, 2019
Challenge The System
1:00:35
Buster & Keith Law discuss the potential ramifications involving Braves prospect Carter Stewart, the best and worst college programs for pitchers and more (13:19). Plus, Mandy Bell with some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (38:09), Paul Hembekides (49:21) and the latest Power 10 rankings (54:35).
May 22, 2019
That's The Story
58:05
After Buster & Tyler Kepner break down an all-time day for the Mets (10:00), Tim Kurkjian joins to weigh in on the Mets, Vlad Jr.'s controversial off day, a tough moment for Andrelton Simmons and more (32:52). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (25:22).
May 21, 2019
Winning Ugly
56:16
Before hearing from Kris Bryant (38:25) and Kyle Hendricks (43:15), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss the mess with the Mets, the Astros' climb, "Buster's" Presidents' Race win, Anthony Rendon's impact on this season and much more (15:24). Plus, Cap Talk with Todd Radom and the weekly uniform quiz (49:04).
May 20, 2019
Stay Classy
1:02:53
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the rumors surrounding Mickey Callaway, Ian Kinsler's emotional outburst and much more (7:48). Plus, Jessica Mendoza looks ahead to the weekend (25:24) and a "Call To The Legend" with iconic Padres announcer Ted Leitner who shares tales of Tony Gwynn and answers the question of whether he's the inspiration for Ron Burgundy (36:10).
May 17, 2019
West Coast Bias
58:03
Buster & Keith Law reset some of the young stars to keep tabs on this year and much more (7:45). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (33:08) and Alden Gonzalez with a deep dive on the Dodgers, Angels and Padres (39:48).
May 16, 2019
Lemonade
47:13
Before catching up with Yankees manager Aaron Boone (26:51), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Chris Sale's progress, Vlad Jr., the Brewers and more (8:39). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (35:11) and this week's "Power 10" rankings (40:28).
May 15, 2019
Talk About The Weather
45:40
Before a conversation with Brewers manager Craig Counsell (30:22), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss scheduling issues caused by weather, the Astros' surge, Madison Bumgarner's future and more (6:16). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (34:27).
May 14, 2019
They Are Who We Thought They Were
52:09
Before conversations with Christian Yelich (29:15) & Jon Lester (31:59), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Madison Bumgarner's future, the tightening of the AL East and more (8:43). Plus, Todd Radom's "Cap Talk" and weekly quiz (41:44).
May 13, 2019
Presence Of Greatness
1:02:36
After a conversation with Angels OF Mike Trout (9:00), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Albert Pujols' 2,000th RBI, Boston's visit to the White House & more (19:44). Plus, author Ron Rapoport on his fascinating book profiling the great Ernie Banks (46:18).
May 10, 2019
What Are We Talkin' About?
59:47
Before a conversation with Brewers P Jhoulys Chacin (42:38), Buster & Keith Law discuss the debate about foreign substances in the game, Tim Anderson's comments about baseball being "boring" and more (10:04). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (33:40).
May 09, 2019
Fiers Fest
52:50
Before catching up with Rays P Tyler Glasnow (36:22), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss Mike Fiers' no-hitter, Dallas Keuchel's decision, the future of the Angels & more (11:41). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (29:15) and this week's Power 10 rankings (46:00).
May 08, 2019
Mr. Negative
54:52
Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Chris Paddack's gem, issues in Queens and more examples of the Marlins being the Marlins (9:51). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (37:32), and Jesse Rogers with some "Inside Heat" on the Cubs (42:47).
May 07, 2019
They're Baaaack!
50:18
Before hearing from Cubs manager Joe Maddon (33:40), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the resurgence of the Cubs & Red Sox, why the Cardinals are in good shape, Tyler Glasnow and more (8:20). Plus, Todd Radom's Cap Talk and weekly trivia (37:26).
May 06, 2019
Thor Returns
1:07:46
Before catching up with World Series champ Chase Utley (52:46), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Noah Syndergaard's dominant performance, the rise of the Twins, changes to the Nationals' staff and more (9:24). Plus, Jessica Mendoza looks ahead to the weekend (35:52).
May 03, 2019
Broken Dreams
56:49
Before a conversation with Astros manager AJ Hinch (27:30), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Corey Kluber's devastating injury, the red hot Twins and more (11:23). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (38:06) and Derrick Goold with some Inside Heat on the surging Cardinals (43:59).
May 02, 2019
Mr. 3,000
54:13
Buster & Keith Law discuss CC Sabathia's milestone, the HR surge, Addison Russell and more (10:14). Plus, Paul Hembekides (36:58) and this week's "Power 10" rankings (43:32).
May 01, 2019
Power Up
49:44
Before catching up with Braves P Max Fried (34:39), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss the power around the big leagues, Tim Anderson's hot stretch and more (9:40). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:04).
Apr 30, 2019
Dodger Damage
53:53
Before Boog Sciambi's conversation with George Springer (34:41), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Cody Bellinger's hot month, the Yankees' perseverance and more (12:31). Plus, Todd Radom's weekly quiz and a discussion on the ugliest caps ever (39:25).
Apr 29, 2019
Family Matters
1:03:57
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Vlad Jr., the first families of baseball and much more (7:51). Plus, Jessica Mendoza (30:19) and a great conversation with HOF President Jeff Idelson (40:39).
Apr 26, 2019
Smack Back
47:43
Buster & David Schoenfield discuss Rhys Hoskins' leisurely HR trot, Vlad Jr.'s call-up, a budding star in San Diego and much more (14:12). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (33:36) and the latest Power 10 rankings (39:28).
Apr 25, 2019
Emotions Runneth Over
1:03:12
Before in-depth conversations with Dave Roberts (27:14) and Andrew McCutchen (42:06), Buster talks to Boog Sciambi about the Mets-Phillies gripes, Mike Trout, Chris Sale & more (8:46). Plus, a dive into the numbers with Paul Hembekides (36:49).
Apr 24, 2019
Fightin' Phillie
53:55
Buster talks to Bob Nightengale (10:11) & Keith Law (31:02) about Bryce Harper's ejection, Jake Arrieta's reaction to it, Vlad Jr.'s status and much more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (25:02).
Apr 23, 2019
Young And Successful
57:35
Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the incredible potential of Max Fried, the plethora of Yankees injuries and much more (10:22). Plus, a fascinating conversation with Terry Francona (38:50) and Todd Radom's weekly quiz and Cap Talk (47:40).
Apr 22, 2019
Make Your Pitch
1:04:18
Buster & Karl Ravech debate their Mt. Rushmore of pitchers, discuss the possibility of Mookie Betts getting traded and much more (6:53). Plus, Jess Mendoza looks ahead to the weekend (32:03) and Wayne Coffey discusses his new book chronicling the '69 Mets (47:27).
Apr 19, 2019
Let The Kids Play?
49:07
Before a conversation with CC Sabathia (30:55), Buster & Keith Law discuss the KC-CWS fracas, panic in Boston and more (10:33). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (39:04).
Apr 18, 2019
Another Level
52:30
After getting some Inside Heat from Alex Speier on another bad outing from the Red Sox (10:11), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Christian Yelich's demolition of the Cardinals, Anthony Rendon's contract negotiations and much more (17:32). Plus, Paul Hembekides weighs in on Mt. Rushmore with "Hembo Knows" (38:53).
Apr 17, 2019
Almost Like He's Psychic
49:14
Before hearing from Hank Aaron (33:10), Buster and David Schoenfield discuss Yasiel Puig's bizarre night, Clayton Kershaw's return to the mound, and Christian Yelich's dominance of the Cardinals (12:57). Plus, the "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (8:01) and Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon on the impact her father had on society (30:53).
Apr 16, 2019
'Strollin
59:52
Before an enlightening conversation with Jacob deGrom (49:22), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Jackie Robinson Day, the red hot Astros, dominant pitching staffs & more (11:38). Plus, Negro Leagues Museum President Bob Kendrick (38:36) and Todd Radom's Cap Talk and latest uniform quiz (41:44).
Apr 15, 2019
Young Gronk
56:50
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss the impact that Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron had on MLB, the avalanche of criticism about Ozzie Albies' extension, and the early season success of Mets rookie Pete Alonso (9:13). Plus, NY Times' Tyler Kepner with stories on Steve Carlton's slider, Madison Bumgarner's fastball, and Mike Mussina's curveball (38:54).
Apr 12, 2019
Let's Make A Deal
1:04:03
Buster talks to Keith Law about the "emotional leverage" in Matt Carpenter's new extension with the Cardinals, other players who should be looking for extensions and the trend of "poor" baserunning in the league (9:48). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (37:40), Jessica Mendoza on Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and more (43:13) as well as your "Bleacher Tweets" (59:53).
Apr 11, 2019
Palpable Frustration
52:33
Buster and David Schoenfield discuss the Mariners' hot start, Alex Cora's honesty about the early struggles for the Red Sox, and the 2018 playoff team that's in the most trouble (8:33). Plus, "Hembo Knows" on Max Fried's electric stuff (30:40) and some "Inside Heat" from Marc Topkin on the 1st place Rays (38:02).
Apr 10, 2019
Sunk Cost
57:51
Buster and Boog Sciambi discuss the Yankees rotation, the Chris Davis coverage, the best players under the age of 22, and the always interesting Alex Bregman (7:50). Plus, the "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (27:21), Steve Wulf on Michael Jordan's career in the minor leagues (32:54), and Eddie Matz on Justin Verlander's quest to pitch into his mid-40s (43:11).
Apr 09, 2019
Phenomenally Good
50:49
Before hearing from Cody Bellinger (36:44), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the brawl in Pittsburgh, the Dodgers' new hitting plan, the Cubs' slow start, and why the Orioles should just move on from Chris Davis (11:20). Plus, "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom and the weekly uniform/logo quiz (41:03).
Apr 08, 2019
Kings Of The Hill
1:01:47
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Thursday's stellar pitching performances, the implosion of the Cubs and more (12:03). Plus, Jessica Mendoza stops by (34:35) and Coley Harvey brings some Inside Heat on the Yankees (50:26).
Apr 05, 2019
Center Stage
1:07:45
Buster talks to Keith Law about Jacob deGrom's dominance, the Acuna deal, the Ump Show in Texas and more (14:49). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (49:10) and a tribute to Bobby Cox (54:28).
Apr 04, 2019
Phlipped Off
1:00:21
After the best highlights of the day and a dive into the numbers with Paul Hembekides (17:26), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Bryce Harper's bat flip, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s new deal and more (24:28). Plus, the 2019 debut of the Power 10 Rankings (51:13).
Apr 03, 2019
War Of Words, War Of Attrition
1:03:29
Buster talks to David Schoenfield about the injury issues that are already presenting themselves around the game, the war of words between Ron Darling & Lenny Dykstra and much more (13:35). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (43:56) and Steve Buckley with some Inside Heat on the struggling Red Sox (48:20).
Apr 02, 2019
Weekend Observations
55:06
Before hearing from Bryce Harper (33:03), Freddie Freeman (44:16) and Gabe Kapler (47:06), Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the biggest surprises of the weekend, Christian Yelich's scorching start, cause for concern in Boston and Chicago and much more (9:27). Plus, "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom and the weekly uniform/logo quiz (36:15).
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 4: Jessica Mendoza
1:02:36
On the next stop on the Laughter Permitted party train, Julie Foudy catches up with her longtime pal Jessica Mendoza, who is a two-time Olympic medalist in softball and an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Jessica tells the story of how a post-game interview during her playing days led to her current career in TV. She also delves into what it's like being a woman calling MLB in primetime, how a cockroach in a Dominican Republic bathroom helped her out of a hitting slump, what it's like homeschooling her sons and why scotch is her preferred drink of choice. Jessica's 9-year-old son, Caleb, joins the conversation and is so good on the mic that he has been invited to be on every episode going forward.
Mar 27, 2019
Let's Overreact
50:06
Buster reacts (and overreacts) to everything from Opening Day with Boog Sciambi (9:55) and Doug Glanville (28:04). Plus, a conversation with Boston's J.D. Martinez (41:12).
Mar 29, 2019
Happy Opening Day!
58:11
Before hearing pt. 2 of Mike Greenberg's conversation with Rob Manfred (50:00), Buster talks to Keith Law about the deGrom extension, his predictions for the season & more (8:20). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:24) and Jessica Mendoza on Opening Day excitement (38:49).
Mar 28, 2019
Raise An Orange Flag
51:21
Before hearing from Commissioner Rob Manfred, Buster talks to Karl Ravech about Fernando Tatis, Jr. starting the season in the big leagues, Steven Souza, Jr.'s peculiar injury, and concerns about the health of Carlos Correa (7:35). Plus, "Hembo Knows" about a position that's becoming extinct (39:46).
Mar 27, 2019
Done Deal For deGrom
51:09
Buster chats with David Schoenfield about Jacob deGrom's new contract and the future of Francisco Lindor (4:22). Plus, the "Numbers Game" from Sarah Langs (26:05), Rick Mace on how ESPN picks which games to air on Sunday Night Baseball (31:17), and Hal Steinbrenner on the Yankees' offseason (43:07).
Mar 26, 2019
An Unprecedented Position
1:01:39
Buster chats with Tim Kurkjian about how the Mets are in an unprecedented position with Jacob deGrom and the surprising contract the Red Sox gave Chris Sale (7:38). Plus, he talks to Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta (35:42) before "Cap Talk" and the first weekly quiz from Todd Radom (47:05)
Mar 25, 2019
Irreplaceable?
53:49
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the activity in the NL Central, new-wave philosophies in front offices and much more (4:13). Plus, Marly Rivera talks Ichiro (28:32) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her recent interactions with Mike Trout and more (36:54).
Mar 22, 2019
Sayonara
58:10
Before Buster's extensive conversation with Phillies OF Andrew McCutchen (38:04), Josh Macri talks to David Schoenfield about Ichiro's goodbye, Mookie Betts' future, injuries to young stars & more (8:58). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (31:50).
Mar 21, 2019
Count It
43:35
Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspective on the Trout deal and expectations for New York this season (30:40).
Mar 20, 2019
BONUS: Mike Trout Signs Extension
14:52
Buster & Josh share their initial thoughts to Mike Trout's new deal with the Angels and discuss the several domino effects that the contract will have throughout MLB.
Mar 19, 2019
Games & Gamers
55:07
Before hearing from Carlos Correa (36:42) & Marcus Semien (43:17), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the video game epidemic, Scott Boras' rough winter, Clayton Kershaw & more (4:38). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:16).
Mar 19, 2019
Speaking Frankly
55:50
Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).
Mar 18, 2019
Break The Mold
1:00:03
Before a conversation with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (30:43), Buster talks to Karl Ravech about adjusting to changes in the game and much more (5:06). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her breakout candidates for 2019 (37:35).
Mar 15, 2019
Better Late Than Never
55:50
Buster welcomes David Schoenfield to discuss the latest agreement between MLB & the players, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s hot spring and more (4:51). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:43) and Eduardo Perez on his biggest takeaways from the spring thus far (34:00).
Mar 14, 2019
Top-100
1:00:43
Buster discusses ESPN's rankings of the top 100 players in baseball and much more with Jayson Stark (5:15) and Boog Sciambi (29:28). Plus, Yankees manager Aaron Boone (24:36) and Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for "Hembo Knows" (49:23).
Mar 13, 2019
Strategery
57:59
Before hearing from new Angels P Matt Harvey (26:32), Buster & Keith Law discuss front office strategy when it comes to valuable players and much more (3:09). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:29) and Tim Keown on his recent ESPN the Magazine cover story on Bryce Harper (39:48).
Mar 12, 2019
It's About Trust
51:14
Before hearing from Justin Verlander (30:16), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss Manny Machado's honesty, a level of distrust in the league and much more (6:51). Plus, Mandy Bell delivers some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (37:50).
Mar 11, 2019
The Human Element
57:53
Before hearing from Max Scherzer (41:59) & Bob Melvin (47:26), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss All-Access day, critical times for free agents, Tom Seaver and much more (6:01). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her new role with the Mets (35:30).
Mar 08, 2019
All Access
53:10
On All-Access day with the Red Sox, Buster chats with Chris Sale (43:16), goes around the Majors with Tim Kurkjian (4:41) and Keith Law (17:38) and welcomes Sarah Langs for another "Numbers Game" (38:40).
Mar 07, 2019
Always Be 'Cruitin
56:04
Before hearing from Xander Bogaerts (25:58) & Max Muncy (37:44), Buster & David Schoenfield discuss Luis Severino's status, Bryce Harper recruiting Mike Trout & more (6:17). Plus, Paul Hembekides with "Hembo Knows" (42:21).
Mar 06, 2019
Time Is Money
56:36
Before conversations with Mike Trout (27:33) & Adam Wainwright (33:18), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss service time manipulation, Clayton Kershaw and more (3:54). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (43:06) and an All-Access ride with Boston's Matt Barnes (48:34).
Mar 05, 2019
Reset
50:45
Before hearing from Giancarlo Stanton (31:15), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the opportunity ahead for Bryce Harper, free agents still on the market, the most competitive division in baseball and much more (6:45). Plus, Jesse Rogers' "Inside Heat" on the Cubs (36:22).
Mar 04, 2019
The Bryce Is Right
1:03:14
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss the Phillies signing Bryce Harper (6:30), including scrutiny over the terms of the deal and how things look for his new team (Philadelphia) as well as his old team (D.C.) moving forward. Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Enquirer joins for "Inside Heat" on how Phillies owner John S. Middleton was able to seal the deal (29:09) and "Hembo Knows" with Paul Hembekides on why the Phillies' lineup should be feared (42:16). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on Kershaw (45:57) and your #BleacherTweets (1:00:17).
Mar 01, 2019
A Baseball And Business Decision
59:30
Buster talks to Matt Vasgersian about the Giants' interest in Bryce Harper (6:01), goes rapid fire with J.D. Martinez (20:05), gets the Numbers Game from Sarah Langs (28:23), and chats with Keith Law about Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (33:24).
Feb 28, 2019
Emotional Leverage
59:12
Buster gets some Inside Heat from Jenny Cavnar on the Nolan Arenado deal (1:11), discusses free agency and MLB's latest proposal with Boog Sciambi (8:14), and talks with Bill Shaikin about Mike Trout's future and the Dodgers' perspective on the Bryce Harper sweepstakes (36:49).
Feb 27, 2019
No Time To Panic
48:17
Buster talks with Mark Teixeira about Bryce Harper's free agency, Clayton Kershaw's shoulder, as well as a new idea to implement a pitch clock (4:27). Plus, David Schoenfield weighs in on Noah Syndergaard and Byron Buxton (16:50) and Sarah Langs delivers the Numbers Game (37:04)
Feb 26, 2019
Under Pressure
57:37
Before hearing from Manny Machado (44:58) & Mike Trout (49:25), Buster talks to Bob Nightengale about the Bryce Harper waiting game and much more (4:00). Plus, Meghan Montemurro with some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies' perspective (14:36) and Tim Kurkjian weighs in on the players, teams and managers facing the most pressure in 2019 (22:41).
Feb 25, 2019
Over/Under
50:22
Before chatting with music legend Garth Brooks about his time with the Pirates (29:35), Buster and Boog Sciambi dish on projected win totals and much more (2:49). Plus, Coley Harvey with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (36:21) and we remember the life of the late Nick Cafardo.
Feb 22, 2019
Tell Me That You Like Me
56:35
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the emotion surrounding a potential Bryce Harper deal, potential issues for an NL Central contender and much more (6:59). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on Manny Machado and the Mets (31:39), and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (44:31).
Feb 21, 2019
Money Machado
49:42
Buster talks to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller about Manny Machado's deal with the Padres, the ripple effect it will have and much more (8:23). Plus, "Hembo Knows" (24:48), Laura Armstrong with some "Inside Heat" on the Blue Jays (31:55) and remembering the life of the great Don Newcombe (44:31).
Feb 20, 2019
Living Legends
44:08
Buster talks to David Schoenfield about Mike Trout's future, the legendary career of Bruce Bochy, labor talks and more (6:01). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (26:52), Marc Topkin with some Inside Heat on the Rays (33:01) and Karl Ravech chats with Alex Cora and Mookie Betts (35:44).
Feb 19, 2019
Hurry Up And Wait
48:58
Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the waiting game with Harper, Machado and other big stars, what it means for labor peace and much more (6:48). Plus, Mark Teixeira shares his Spring Training perspective (26:50), Scott Lauber brings some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies (39:29), and Buster talks to CC Sabathia about his farewell season (43:28).
Feb 18, 2019
Hallelujah!
56:23
Buster goes rapid fire with Bob Nightengale on the latest free agency news (4:54), talks to Keith Law about labor negotiations and his rankings (15:35), plays a special "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (38:25), gets uniform updates from Todd Radom (44:25) and much more.
Feb 07, 2019
Hall Pass
1:10:18
Before catching up with Red Sox President Dave Dombrowski (30:16), Buster & Keith Law discuss the Hall of Fame election, what it means for the future and more (6:45). Plus, a Hall of Fame edition of "Hembo Knows" (42:54) and some Inside Heat on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (50:04).
Jan 24, 2019
Cold Stove
1:03:50
After some Inside Heat from Philadelphia (5:14) & St. Louis (11:06), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss next week's Hall of Fame vote, the latest with Machado & Harper & more (16:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:35), a conversation with record-setting journeyman Oliver Drake (44:08) and longtime friend Chelsea Janes' goodbye to baseball reporting (58:49).
Jan 17, 2019
Holiday Spirit
1:04:24
Before catching up with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos (38:19) & Giants President Farhan Zaidi (49:01), Buster spans the globe with stops in Oakland (9:34), Tampa (17:03), Chicago (21:49), Cleveland (27:30) and Colorado (30:44).
Dec 20, 2018
Winter Wonderland
57:40
Before catching up with new Spink Award winner Jayson Stark (36:59), Buster gets "Inside Heat" from N.Y. (5:00), Milwaukee (11:51) and Arizona (16:40). Plus, Keith Law shares his perspective on what's gone down at the Winter Meetings thus far (22:49).
Dec 12, 2018
Winter Meetings Check-In
47:30
Before catching up with Tim Kurkjian (30:44), Buster gets a Winter Meetings edition of "The Numbers Game" (1:52) and checks in on the hot Winter markets, including Houston (9:41), Chicago (13:56), New York (18:43) and San Francisco (24:29).
Dec 10, 2018
RICKEY WON'T QUIT
41:01
At age 46, Rickey Henderson refused to walk away from the game of baseball. This is the story of a baseball legend doing everything he can to keep playing the game he loves, whether or not it will ever love him back. Produced by Pineapple Street Media. Narrated by The Undefeated's Clinton Yates. 30 for 30 Podcasts is hosted by Jody Avirgan.
Nov 13, 2018
THE LOOPHOLE
42:45
In 1995, star pitcher Hideo Nomo attempted to do what no Japanese player had done since 1965 - join Major League Baseball. Nomo and his agent hatched a plan to overcome the legal and cultural barriers that stood in his way, risking Nomo's career and reputation in Japan. The Loophole reveals how they pulled it off, launched "Nomo-mania," and transformed both American and Japanese baseball forever.
Nov 06, 2018
JUICED
42:08
At the end of his career, Jose Canseco, the self-proclaimed "godfather of the steroid era," was effectively forced out of baseball. As revenge, Canseco conceived a tell-all memoir in which he would call out his fellow players for steroid use. Within a month of its publication, Juiced sparked a congressional hearing. Reported by Andrew Mambo. More at 30for30podcasts.com
Oct 16, 2018
Spanning The Globe
1:17:17
Before chatting with new Orioles Exec. VP Mike Elias (42:31), Buster Olney checks in on the biggest offseason stories in L.A. (1:37), D.C. (6:44), Seattle (10:42), St. Louis (18:13), New York (23:59), Philadelphia (31:35) and Boston (37:41). Plus, a fascinating conversation with 30 for 30's Jody Avirgan (55:14).
Nov 29, 2018
Rob Manfred, Baseball Commissioner
37:49
Mike Greenberg talks to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred about dealing with tough issues (2:00), his relationships with the other commissioners (10:15), balancing tradition with change (18:30), analytics (23:45), his passion for golf (33:06) and much more.
Nov 21, 2018
Heat Check
51:09
Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).
Nov 15, 2018
A Hall of Fame Conversation with Chipper Jones
41:49
What up y'all, I got a good one this week as I talk with Chipper Jones about hunting, flash bangs and how he broke his hand. Plus, I talk can beer with my boy Travis
Nov 01, 2018
That's A Wrap
1:20:32
Buster talks to Keith Law (2:59) & Bob Nightengale (36:02) about their expectations for the offseason and much more. Plus, Jessica Mendoza with one more World Series breakdown (24:48), a fascinating conversation with author Jane Leavy (45:47) and a podcast tradition to close out the year.
Oct 30, 2018
The Best Around
55:14
Buster & Tim Kurkjian share their perspective on the events that led to another World Series title for the Red Sox, Boston's unlikely heroes and more (2:37). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:06), Clayton Kershaw's postgame remarks (35:06) and the finale of Todd Radom's trivia (41:18).
Oct 29, 2018
SCOREBOARD: We Have A Winner
21:08
Buster recaps an epic World Series weekend which ended with the Red Sox winning their fourth title of the 21st century.
Oct 29, 2018
West Coast Stopper?
56:08
Buster breaks down every angle of the World Series as it shifts to L.A. with Jessica Mendoza (4:34) & Karl Ravech (28:54). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (24:56).
Oct 26, 2018
Two For The Road
46:24
Buster & Keith Law break down what's going so well for the Red Sox and what's going so poorly for the Dodgers through two games in the World Series (2:17). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (28:30) and much more.
Oct 25, 2018
SCOREBOARD: California Ugh
18:06
Buster recaps Boston's Game 2 win over the Dodgers focusing on David Price's stellar outing and a clutch hit by J.D. Martinez.
Oct 25, 2018
The Right Moves
54:46
Buster & Chris Singleton discuss Boston's flawless strategy in their Game 1 win over the Dodgers and much more (3:20). Plus, a dive into the numbers with Sarah Langs (29:26) and Paul Hembekides (46:17) and a chat with Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins (35:54).
Oct 24, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Taking Advantage
16:01
Buster recaps Boston's Game 1 win over L.A., focusing on how the Red Sox took advantage of opportunities all game long to get the victory.
Oct 24, 2018
Ring Of Fire
1:00:19
Buster previews EVERY angle of the World Series with Dan Shulman (10:40) & Alex Speier (34:55). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:56), comments from Commissioner Rob Manfred (49:53) and more.
Oct 23, 2018
Cold Reality
48:21
Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss their expectations for the World Series, how the elements could be a factor & more (8:24). Plus, an epic trivia session with Todd Radom (38:14).
Oct 22, 2018
The Price Is Right
45:59
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about David Price's brilliant performance against the Astros & more (2:30). Plus, Pedro Gomez stops by to preview Game 6 of the NLCS (27:52).
Oct 19, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Seeing Red
19:12
Buster recaps Boston's win over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS, led by a dominant performance by David Price.
Oct 19, 2018
Instant. Classic.
53:33
Before chatting with likely AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell (38:52), Buster & Keith Law discuss an epic Game 5 between the Red Sox & Astros, the Dodgers' ability to take control in the NLCS and more (2:10). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:04).
Oct 18, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Dueling
25:59
Buster recaps Clayton Kershaw stepping up for the Dodgers and the Red Sox pull out a DRAMATIC win to take a commanding 3-1 lead over Houston.
Oct 18, 2018
Dirt Dog
44:38
Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield (1:51) & Jessica Mendoza (19:55) about whether Manny Machado's play should be considered "dirty," the Red Sox taking control & more. Plus, Paul Hembekides dives into the statistical trends of the series (32:28).
Oct 17, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Moment By Moment
19:42
Buster recaps Tuesday's MLB playoff action including the Red Sox pulling away from the Astros late, and the Dodgers winning in extras amid controversy against the Brewers.
Oct 17, 2018
Words Not To Live By
49:19
Before hearing from Brewers IF Travis Shaw (36:45), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Yasmani Grandal's remarks, break down the Championship Series & more (1:44). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (32:22).
Oct 16, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Passed Opportunity
16:58
Buster recaps the Brewers shutting out the Dodgers in L.A., while the Red Sox and Astros prepare for a pivotal Game 3 in their series.
Oct 16, 2018
Evened Up
39:20
Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the battle of the bullpens in the NLCS, David Price getting his first postseason win, the Red Sox treatment of Alex Bregman, Mookie Betts' boost and the Chris Sale situation (1:36). Plus, Boog Sciambi catches up with Jose Altuve (26:45), Todd Radom stops by for another uniform quiz (30:00) and much more.
Oct 15, 2018
SCOREBOARD: All Tied Up
15:08
Buster recaps the Red Sox evening their series against the Astros, while the Dodgers and Brewers are deadlocked heading west.
Oct 15, 2018
No More Talk
49:44
Buster Olney discusses the keys to the two League Championship Series with Karl Ravech (1:53). Plus, he chats with Steve Sparks of KBME about foreign substances and the Astros (30:28).
Oct 12, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Championship Preview
11:16
Buster offers his insight on baseball's final four and all four teams preview what is ahead.
Oct 12, 2018
Day Of Rest
54:04
Buster talks to Keith Law about his thoughts on the LCS in both leagues, the D-Backs' impending fire sale and more (3:22). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:25), Bill Shaikin with some potential changes to expect in 2019 and some Inside Heat on the Dodgers (33:13).
Oct 11, 2018
SCOREBOARD SPECIAL: Top 10 Announcers
16:08
Buster Olney welcomes Adnan Virk to rank his top-10 announcers in MLB history.
Oct 11, 2018
Skinny Margin
45:07
Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield (1:52) & Marly Rivera (26:36) about the varied managerial success for Alex Cora & Aaron Boone in the ALDS, an ALCS preview & more. Plus, Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for an NLCS preview (35:23) and Bob Nightengale delivers an all-time troll job (:24).
Oct 10, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Walking The Tight Rope
18:24
Buster recaps the Red Sox finish off the Yankees... Barely.
Oct 10, 2018
The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times
50:59
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Boston's blowout of the Yankees, the Astros playing the respect card, the Dodgers taking care of the Braves and more (2:10). Plus, TBS' Brian Anderson weighs in on calling Red Sox-Yankees as well as what he expects from the Brewers for the remainder of the postseason (24:49). Finally, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (42:21).
Oct 09, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Punched
16:50
Buster recaps the Astros and Dodgers punching their tickets to the next round, while the Red Sox punch the Yankees in the mouth.
Oct 09, 2018
Turn It Up
39:31
Before hearing from J.D. Martinez (23:32) & Dave Roberts (26:51), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the Brewers' dominance & more (:57). Plus, Andrea Pelkey on her viral video of Aaron Judge (17:38), and Todd Radom's #ThirtyUnis examines the Mets (29:15).
Oct 08, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Colorado Curtains
14:34
Buster recaps all of Sunday's MLB action including the Brewers completing the sweep of the Rockies, the Braves living to fight another day against the Dodgers and more.
Oct 08, 2018
Away We Go
48:17
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss big wins for the Brewers and Dodgers, look ahead to the weekend and more (2:15). Plus, E:60 producer Max Brodsky joins Buster to discuss their feature on Carlos Correa (29:40).
Oct 05, 2018
SCOREBOARD: One Down
17:34
Buster recaps Thursday's MLB action including a walk-off win for the Brewers, a dominant game for the Dodgers and more. Plus, a look ahead to Friday's games.
Oct 05, 2018
A Particular Set Of Skills
52:36
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the Yankees' dominant win over the A's, his Division Series predictions & more (1:32). Plus, a post-mortem on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (25:35), Inside Heat on the Yankees from Coley Harvey (35:29), Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (41:37), and a postseason edition of the "Power 8" (46:15).
Oct 04, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Bronx Cheer
17:05
Buster recaps the Yankees blowout win over the A's in the AL Wildcard game and looks ahead to the Divisional series.
Oct 04, 2018
Rock On
47:18
Before hearing from Astros 3B Alex Bregman (29:10), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the Rockies' epic win, what's next for the Cubs, the AL Wild Card and much more (1:16). Plus, a dive into the numbers with Paul Hembekides (35:48).
Oct 03, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Wild Wild Card Game
21:52
Josh Macri recaps a very eventful Wild Card matchup between the Rockies and the Cubs then looks ahead to the ALWC game between the A's and Yankees.
Oct 03, 2018
The Stage Is Set
46:28
Buster talks to Jerry Crasnick (:32) & Jessica Mendoza (23:37) about the MLB tiebreakers, what they expect in the Wild Card games and more. Plus, a Wild Card edition of Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (37:05).
Oct 02, 2018
SCOREBOARD: 163 Settles It
19:08
Buster recaps Monday's MLB action including clinching wins for the Brewers and Dodgers in Game 163.
Oct 02, 2018
Hard Goodbyes
38:57
Before Boog Sciambi catches up with Cubs manager Joe Maddon (23:22), Buster and Keith Law discuss the tiebreakers, legendary figures saying goodbye and more (:59). Plus, Todd Radom's latest #ThirtyUnis reveal and logo trivia (24:31).
Oct 01, 2018
SCOREBOARD: 162 Not Enough
21:50
Buster recaps all of Sunday's MLB action including the results leading to a pair of Game 163's, some potential goodbyes for legendary players and much more.
Oct 01, 2018
Working For The Weekend
48:43
Buster talks to Bob Nightengale (1:24) & Boog Sciambi (14:24) about what could take place in the season's final weekend, CC Sabathia sticking up for his teammate and more. Plus, Rob Bradford with some "Inside Heat" on the level of panic over Chris Sale and Boston's pitching staff (33:58).
Sep 28, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Money Well Spent?
14:08
Buster breaks down an eventful Thursday slate, including CC Sabathia passing on $500,000 and David Dahl's clutch gene.
Sep 28, 2018
Micro/Macro
39:17
Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about a wild night in MLB on Wednesday (:49) and to Keith Law about what those things mean in the grand scheme of things (13:16). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:47) & more.
Sep 27, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Tickets Punched
24:58
Buster recaps all of Wednesday's MLB action, including playoff resolutions in the NL Central, a potential goodbye for Bryce Harper, a milestone for Mookie Betts and an exclamation point for Jacob deGrom.
Sep 27, 2018
Senior Circus
46:14
Buster talks to Karl Ravech about the Astros' AL West crown, the drama down the stretch in the NL, Kris Bryant's bad luck and more (:25). Plus, Paul Hembekides gets a trivia ambush (22:34), Jake Kaplan brings some "Inside Heat" on the Astros (27:14) and the guys unveil their final Power 10 of the regular season (39:20).
Sep 26, 2018
SCOREBOARD: 300
21:41
Buster recaps all of Tuesday's MLB action including a huge milestone for Max Scherzer, the Astros clinching the AL West and a crazy night in the National League.
Sep 26, 2018
95 For The Money
48:06
Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about the A's low-budget success, the NL playoff picture, the Giants' future & more (1:40). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:23) and Tom Haudricourt with some "Inside Heat" on the Brewers (33:46).
Sep 25, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Playoff Clarity
18:20
Buster recaps all of Monday's MLB action, including a clincher for the A's, a franchise record for the Red Sox, a career first for Bryce Harper and a huge win for the Brewers.
Sep 25, 2018
The Home Stretch
52:53
Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss injuries to Didi Gregorius and Xander Bogaerts, the Indians' chances in the postseason, tight races in the NL, Hawk Harrelson's final call and much more. (2:34). Plus, Boog Sciambi and Chris Singleton caught up with Francisco Lindor (31:30) and Terry Francona (43:13), Todd Radom stops by for another quiz (37:30) and your #BleacherTweets.
Sep 24, 2018
SCOREBOARD: Shortstop Shortage
16:33
John Brickley recaps the weekend's MLB action, including the Indians winning a thriller against the Red Sox, the Dodgers keep rolling out west and Kyle Schwarber carries the Cubs over their cross-town rival.
Sep 24, 2018
You Wanna Crown 'Em?
52:46
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Boston clinching the AL East, the showdown between the Red Sox & Indians, the AL MVP race & more (1:39). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on what Walker Buehler's rise has meant for the Dodgers (27:51).
Sep 21, 2018
SCOREBOARD: BoSox Crowned
16:36
Buster breaks down Thursday's slate, including a three touchdown performance from the A's and the Red Sox locking up the AL East.
Sep 21, 2018
Blue October?
50:12
Buster talks to Keith Law about the Dodgers coming together at the right time, the level of concern over Boston's stumble & more (:33). Plus, a conversation with the great Dan Shulman (23:32), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:23) and Josh acts out the dialogue of the guys who found the Red Sox's AL East championship banner (15:26).
Sep 20, 2018