Big Time Baseball - A RADIO.COM Sports Original

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Radio.com Sports has covered with the best MLB perspective around. It's Big Time Baseball, with insider Jon Heyman​ and veteran play-by-play voice Josh Lewin, and Big Time Baseball: Players Edition, with former big leaguers Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis. Heyman and Lewin provide a unique look inside every organization and the biggest storylines around the league. Gwynn and Davis take you into the dugout to breakdown the postseason race from a player's point of view. Each week will feature a pair of episodes and keep you up to date for all things baseball!

Episode Date
Sandy Alderson Interview
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Jon Heyman talks with Sandy Alderson about the Lindor and Carrasco trade, Mets free agent acquisitions, the possibility of bringing in George Springer, and the direction of the franchise as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Tim Kelly and the Padres becoming overnight contenders
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Tony and Tim breakdown the most recent acquisitions made by the San Diego Padres along with some of the potential moves the Phillies can make and how it will impact the teams future. Plus the bidding war on DJ LeMahieu and the New York Mets are still in pursuit of their big free agent signing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
2020 World Series Champion Manager Dave Roberts
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Dave Roberts talk about the Dodgers winning the 2020 World Series as well as Dave being the 21st individual to win the WS as a player and Manager. The guys get into winning as a player vs. a manager, and how he dealt with having to pull Justin Turner off the field as well as the future of the Dodgers organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Bob Nightengale and Winter Meetings
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Bob Nightengale get into the lack of rumors we'll be hearing about this offseason due to a delay to the start of winter meetings. The guys break down what possible moves we could be hearing about once meetings begin, what rule changes could take place and what disgruntled superstar wants out from their current organization!? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
MLB Hot Stove: Trade Talk, and Where Top Free Agents Might Land
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Jon and Tony go over the top stories in MLB from this week. They get into new reports on Francisco Lindor, Nolan Arenado and now Gary Sanchez is on the block as well. Check out the player by player break down of where the high end free agents like Trevor Bauer, J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, and DJ LeMahieu could end up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Lindor Trade Rumors, SS and 3B Market, and Disgruntled Superstars
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. are here to keep you updated on all the moving parts of the MLB offseason. Alex Cora is back with the Red Sox, the Indians are moving on from Francisco Lindor, and find out which surprise teams are moving on from their All-Star shortstop and third basemen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
World Series Recap, Tony La Russa Hire, Season Awards/Heyman's Insider Corner
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down the Dodgers World Series Championship run, they also get into the MLB season awards for MVP, Cy Young, Manager of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Stay tuned for the Insider Corner where Jon Heyman keeps you "in the know" about all of the moving parts of what is a potentially franchise changing offseason for some ball clubs like the Mets, Phillies, Red Sox, Astros and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Bobby Valentine Interview
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Jon and Tony are joined by Former NY Mets Manager Bobby Valentine. Bobby shares his thoughts on the role of the Manager in baseball today and analytics. Bobby also shares his insight on how he thinks Steve Cohen will operate as owner of the Mets. Plus stick around for some classic stories about Bobby in disguise after being ejected, wanting to knock out Bobby Bonilla, and some accidental e-mails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
World Series Breakdown/Shortstop Market/Heyman's Insider Corner
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Jon and Tony discuss their thoughts on all of the twists and turns of the 2020 World Series. They get into the decision to take out Kershaw in Game 5, attempting to steal home, and will we ever see Kenley Jansen in a Dodgers uniform again? Plus in the Insider Corner Jon tells us about the big name shortstops who could be wearing a different uniform at the start of next season along with GM and coaching news updates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Steve Sax Interview
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Jon and Tony are joined by 5x All-Star and 2x World Series Champion Steve Sax. Steve won both of his titles with the Los Angeles Dodgers and together the guys discuss why they feel this Dodgers team will get over the hump and into the history books. Plus Steve talks about what a World Series title would mean to Dodgers fans and the city of Los Angeles. Steve also provides great perspective on what it's like to overcome "the yips". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
BONUS: Bob Nightengale Interview
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Jon Heyman and Bob Nightengale are two of the most plugged individuals in MLB. They go back and forth sharing some of the most exclusive info in regards to coaching and GM hires as well as free agent destinations, hear it from the insiders themselves! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
World Series Preview/Heyman's Insider Corner
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr., preview the 2020 World Series between the Rays and Dodgers. These two teams are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to payroll but neither team has a shortage of talent. Jon and Tony take you to the Insider Corner for what's going on around MLB. Trevor Bauer hints at the possibility of him signing a 1-year deal this off-season. Which GM jobs are the most desirable? Which coaching opportunities have the most appeal? What does the Yankees off-season to-do list look like? All that and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
AJ Preller Interview
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Jon and Tony are joined by the San Diego Padres General Manager AJ Preller. AJ discusses the teams success in 2020, making the post season for the first time in over a decade and contract extension talks with Fernando Tatis Jr. as well as how he plans to keep the coaching staff in tact headed into next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Jon vs. Houston/Rays are rollin'/Jon Heyman's Insider Corner
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down the latest news and stories from MLB. Joe Morgan passes away at the age of 77, Rick Renteria gets fired by the White Sox, and the Rays are rollin' in the playoffs. Also listen to Heyman's Insider Corner for news on new manager hires, and will the Yankees really trade Gary Sanchez? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Erik Neander Interview
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. speak with the General Manager of the Tampa Rays, Erik Neander. The guys discuss the recent success the Rays have had and how they've been able to compete on the diamond with some of the teams who have deeper pockets. We also talk about how the Rays identify talent, and why this years Rays team is battle tested and is built to win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Division Series Discussion/Heyman's Insider Corner
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down the first round of the MLB Postseason and take a look ahead at how the Divisional Series' are going to play out. In Jon Heyman's Insider corner we get an inside look at some front office and coaching shake ups around the league. Jon has the scoop on a potential return to Boston for Alex Cora, GM openings in Philadelphia and Detroit, and another potential opening in Queens, NY.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Alex Anthopoulos Interview
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Jon and Tony are joined by President, Baseball Operations & General Manager of the Atlanta Braves, Alex Anthopoulos. Alex takes us through how he came to hold his position with the Atlanta Braves and we get an inside look at how he has gotten the Braves to the level they're at today. Plus, Freddie Freeman MVP discussion, and what the future holds for the Atlanta Braves franchise.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Interview
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. speak with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred about the 2020 season, the resilience of the MLB players and coaches, and together they take a look at which rule changes we will see stick around even after the shortened season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
MLB Postseason Preview/Jon Heyman's Insider Corner
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jon Heyman take you through each MLB Postseason matchup and tell you who they like to win, who they don't like and why. Stick around for Heyman's Insider Corner to hear about a few teams who will be searching for new managers, and Jon gives an update on the J.T. Realmuto situation in Philly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Favorite Storylines of 2020/Jon Heyman's Insider corner
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down their favorite storylines of this unpredictable 2020 MLB season. Recap the 60 game sprint here with us through all of it's twists and turns and up's and downs. Stick around for Jon Heyman's Insider Corner as he takes you through some of the notable contracts that are expiring or are due for a team option. Who's likely to get picked up or who could be bought out?  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Brian Cashman Interview
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. talk with the General Manager of the New York Yankees Brian Cashman. Together we discuss the latest team meeting in the Bronx that sparked a  win streak by the Yankees who seem to have gotten themselves back on track after an alarming skid. Cashman also addresses Aaron Boone's contract options and some notable players set to become free agents after this season.     See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Contenders and Pretenders/Heyman's Insider Corner
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Together Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down who is a contender and who is a pretender as the MLB regular season comes to a close. Plus in Heyman's Insider Corner the guys reflect on the trades that DIDN'T happen at the deadline and why. Plus, they lay out what big names could be on the move this winter. We also answer fan questions in our mailbag, use #AskBigTimeBaseaball to submit your questions to the show.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Dave Roberts Interview
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. speak with Los Angeles Dodgers Skipper David Roberts. The guys talk with Dave about what makes this years Dodgers team different, pressure to win vs. expectations, and the fans reaction to the Houston Astros coming to town, plus more!  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Ron Swoboda Interview; Remembering Tom Seaver and 69' Mets
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. welcome Ron Swoboda to the program, Ron shares some amazin' stories about the 1969 Miracle Mets as well as his friend and teammate, the late Tom Seaver. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Jon Heyman's Insider Corner, Extensions and Ownership
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jon Heyman bring you Heyman's Insider Corner, together they take a deeper look at contract negotiations around the league and the latest update on Steve Cohen's purchase of the New York Mets See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
deGROM to Cooperstown?/Mike Trout Legendary Status/Robo-umps
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down the latest from around the MLB. The Mets after losing 5 straight have gotten back on track, the guys debate whether or not Jacob deGROM is on track to end up in the baseball Hall of Fame. Mike Trout shatters another record, and we talk about how the need for "robo-umps" after the latest Joe West stunt. All that plus more!  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Jayce Tingler Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jon Heyman talk with San Diego Padres Manager Jayce Tingler See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Jon Heyman's Insider Corner Trade Deadline Edition
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down the process of some of the more interesting moves mad at the MLB Trade Deadline plus the guys discuss the latest drama surrounding the New York Mets.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
2020 MLB Trade Deadline Show
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. give you everything you need to know about what went down at the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline, winners, losers, and who flat out whiffed at the opportunity to improve their team.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Mike Yastrzemski Interview
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Jon Heyman talks with San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski about his journey to the majors, being a legacy, and how he is blazing his own path in professional baseball.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Jon Heyman's Insider Corner, Players on the move
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. take you through the long list of names in baseball of the players who are likely to be traded before next weeks deadline.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Fernando Tatis Jr. for MVP/Yankees Injuries/Phillies woes
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jon Heyman bring you the latest from around the MLB. Fernando Tatis Jr. has emerged as a favorite to win the MVP in the National League, and the Padres are rollin'. The Yankees struggle with injuries, and the Phillies just struggle. Also the Nationals shut down World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg for the season.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Buyers&Sellers/Pleasac&Clevinger/Heyman's Insider Corner
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jon Heyman break down which teams are expected to be buyers and sellers. Jon tells us about a few prospects who are likely to be called up. The guys discuss how the Indians are feeling about two of their teammates taking COVID protocol lightly. Hear about "That One Thing" that will prevent your team from having success this season, and Jon Heyman's Insider Corner.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Scott Boras Interview
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. speak with MLB Superagent Scott Boras about, a potential playoff bubble, private jets, buyers and sellers, Trevor Baur beef, and how the shortened season has major financial implications league wide. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Don Mattingly Interview & Heyman's Insider Corner
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Tony and Jon are joined by Miami Marlins Manager and Yankees legend Don Mattingly. The guys discuss the Marlins early success, how the Miami has been able to persevere despite their COVID outbreak, and what the future has in store for the Marlins franchise. Stick around for Heyman's Insider Corner and he breaks down what prospects to keep an eye out for and what kind of contract Francisco Lindor is asking for.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Trout's All-Time Status/Astros & A's Brawl/World Series Sleepers
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jon Heyman take you around baseball and break down the latest headlines and developing stories. Mike Trout turned 29 on August 7th, it's about time we start talking about his all-time ranking. The Astros and Athletics got into a brawl after Ramon Laureano got hit twice in the game. The World Series favorites are the Yankees and Dodgers, but who are the other teams who belong in the conversation?  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Jerry Hairston Jr. interview and Heyman's Insider Corner
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Former big leaguer Jerry Hairston Jr. joins the program to talk with Jon and Tony about the latest COVID news around the league. The guys also get into whether or not the 8 game suspension handed down to Joe Kelly is justified. Keep listening for Heyman's Insider Corner for news directly from players, GMs and MLB executives.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
COVID Update/Mets' woes/Yankees' surge/NL West
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. break down this week in MLB. The Cardinals are the latest team with a COVID-19 outbreak. The Mets first 10 games have been dissapointing to say the least. The Yankees have been a dominant force, will anyone in the AL be able to keep pace? The NL West has emerged as baseballs best division. In the NL, the Cubs, Dodgers, and Braves are in a class of their own.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Nightengale on MLB's Return/A's & Padres' Potential/Dodgers remain on top
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. are joined by RADIO.COM Sports' insider Bob Nightengale, breaking down the first week of MLB. They also discuss how the A's and Padres have emerged as two teams who are capable of overachieving, why the National League is still the Dodgers to lose, and why there is a surprise case for the NL East champion.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Marlins' COVID-19 Outbreak/Verlander Injury/Nats' Concerns
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Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. are back, breaking down the Miami Marlins' coronavirus outbreak and how it could impact the rest of MLB, Justin Verlander's injury among other hampered players around the league, the Nationals' unwillingness to travel to Miami and much more! See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone On Yankees, Baseball And The Sports World Amidst COVID-19
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MLB Insider Jon Heyman and Former Major Leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr. welcome in New York Yankees Manager Aaron Boone. They talk about the state of baseball and sports amidst COVID-19, relive some of his greatest moments as a player and dive into his journey to become the Yankees' Manager. Jon and Tony also weigh in on the latest news and notes around MLB. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Former A's Great Dave Stewart On COVID-19 Scare/MLB Stories, Syndergaard's Tommy John And MLB After Coronavirus
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MLB Insider Jon Heyman and Tony Gwynn Jr. host this week's episode of Big Time Baseball. This week, the guys talk with former MLB great Dave Stewart about his scare with Covid-19, his self-quarantine, his advice for MLB players moving forward and more. They also talk about great stories from his playing days. They also talk about the latest news surrounding the league this offseason including Noah Syndergaard's surprise Tommy John surgery. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Astros Manager Dusty Baker, Jon Heyman's Insider Nuggets And MLB Off Season Recap
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Former Major Leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr and MLB Insider Jon Heyman are BACK for the Big Time Baseball Podcast! In their first episode of 2020, they recap the biggest storylines from the off season and then welcome in Astros' Manager Dusty Baker to give the latest on his new team in the aftermath of the sign-stealing scandal. They close the show with Jon's EXCLUSIVE MLB Insider nuggets. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
OFFSEASON PREVIEW: Josh Donaldson Bidding War, Kris Bryant and more Hot Stove Rumors, Winter Meetings Recap
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MLB Insider Jon Heyman joins Ben Davis for a special offseason episode of Big Time Baseball. The guys start with a recap of the biggest moves so far, including a discussion on which of the Cole, Strasburg, and Rendon signings has the brightest outlook (1:37, 16:37) and a look at how Madison Bumgarner's deal with the Diamondbacks affects Robbie Ray's trade prospects (11:10). Later, Jon and Ben look at the top remaining free agents and talk about where they may end up, including Josh Donaldson and Hyun-jin Ryu (18:41) and visit the rumor mill for several teams, including the Dodgers and their wealth of prospects as well as Kris Bryant's trade outlook (23:04). To finish, they go over new managers (30:06) and the Houston Astros scandal and its potential consequences (34:42). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
2019 FINALE: Sabathia Recruits Cole, Rendon's Top Fits, Lou Merloni Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis go over their predictions for major awards after the candidates were revealed (1:31), weigh the top landing spots of major free agents (13:59), and discuss the possibility of collusion during free agency (21:34). After arguing their picks for the most compelling member of the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Veteran's Committee Ballot from names like Dale Murphy, Steve Garvey, and Lou Whitaker (23:43), they are joined by former big leaguer and radio host for WEEI in Boston Lou Merloni to talk about Chaim Bloom's busy start with the Red Sox and whether or not the team can compete with the powerhouses of the American League (27:39). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
2019 FINALE: Free Agent Rumors, Offseason Storylines, Mark Feinsand Interview
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin quickly pay tribute to baseball's newest world champions (1:05) before digging into the Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon sweepstakes (5:42/8:57), discussing how we should feel about Bryce Harper's departure from Washington in hindsight (11:31), and giving a complete breakdown of every major MLB award race (13:49). MLB.com writer and reporter Mark Feinsand joins the show to go over his latest article which broke down every team's biggest offseason need and shares his thoughts on the one-game Wild Card (31:15), followed by Jon's insider segment where he reveals info on the SF/PIT managerial openings and the futures of Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor (40:55). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
World Series Game 7, Controversial Calls, Brad Lidge Interview
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Brad "Lights Out" Lidge helps to close out the season with Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis, but first the guys talk about the dramatic Trea Turner interference call (3:32), Juan Soto's swagger in the batter's box and his home run trot (9:05), Stephen Strasburg and how they've been taught to deal with tipping pitches (14:03), and who should win the World Series MVP depending on who wins (19:06). After analyzing the managerial hires of Joe Girardi, David Ross, and Jayce Tingler (21:29) and making Game 7 predictions (27:33), the hosts are joined by former Astros closer and member of the 2008 World Champion Phillies Brad Lidge, who shares how he got his nickname, how he dealt with pressure on the mound in the postseason, and his thoughts on the 2019 World Series (30:51). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Astros' Comeback, Managerial Hirings, Bob Nightengale/Byron Kerr Interviews
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin begin the penultimate episode of Big Time Baseball's first season with discussions about the Nationals' collapse at home (1:00), the unpredictable heroes of this and other World Series (2:33), and updated speculation on Gerrit Cole's upcoming free agency (7:34). USA Today national writer and RADIO.COM Sports Insider Bob Nightengale joins the show to reflect on the recent manager and coach hirings (13:31), the off-field issues and culture of the Astros (17:52), and his take on the Red Sox' search for a general manager (24:10). Later, Nationals beat writer Byron Kerr discusses topics ranging from Max Scherzer's health to Gerardo Parra's influence in the locker room (28:51). To wrap, Heyman has updates on trade candidates Wil Myers and Mitch Haniger as well as some thoughts on the Mets' "mystery manager candidate" (41:51). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Cole Becomes Hittable, Soto's Ascension, Matt Diaz Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dive right into Game 1 of the World Series (0:58) and discuss the performance of Juan Soto at just 20 years old (5:33) as compared to Ben's stats at the same age! After looking into upcoming pitching matchups in the next couple of games (10:28), the guys move away from the World Series to talk about the rumored replacements for Joe Maddon in Chicago and for Gabe Kapler in Philadelphia (14:41), as well as the conflict involving Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman (17:24). Former big league outfielder and current MLB radio host Matt Diaz joins the show to talk about the World Series as well as the future of his former team, the Atlanta Braves (28:10). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
World Series Preview, Astros-Nationals Media Interviews, Sandy Alderson Interview
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin begin the first World Series episode of Big Time Baseball by talking about the the teams that missed out on the Fall Classic and what they can do to reach it next season (2:23) and the magic that propelled the Nats and Astros into the big series (6:24). Longtime baseball executive Sandy Alderson then joins the podcast for a one-on-one interview with Jon Heyman to discuss the Athletics' sabermetrics revolution and his time as the GM of the Mets (13:40). Then, each side of the World Series is represented by a member of the media in interviews with MLB.com's Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart (33:28) and Washington Nationals broadcaster and radio personality Pete Medhurst (43:03). To wrap, Jon Heyman brings us updated information about managerial openings as well as the opt-out clauses of Stephen Strasburg and Jake Arrieta (50:37) . See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Nats-Cards Sweep, Joe Maddon Hiring, Bret Boone/Ryan Spilborghs Interviews
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Before Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dive into the postseason with featured guests Bret Boone and Ryan Spilborghs, they discuss Howie Kendrick's continual underrated performance (1:52), the Angels' hire of Joe Maddon (2:43), and Mike Trout's involvement in such a decision (4:22). The first of two guests, Bret Boone, joins to talk about the postseason as his brother Aaron (Yankees manager) and father Bob (Nationals assistant GM and VP of player development) find themselves in the thick of things, additionally commenting on the league's new rule changes and his near-MVP season in 2001 (6:01). Later, former outfielder and MLB radio host Ryan Spilborghs digs into the analytical side of things, discussing who has the upper hand in the ALCS and what it's like to be an outfielder at Coors Field (27:49). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
ALCS Juggernauts, Cardinals' Offensive Woes, Tony La Russa/Matt Spiegel Interviews
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin dive into the exciting Yankees-Astros series (1:15), discuss what the Yankees will need to do to advance (3:04), and identify an underrated weapon in the Nationals' offense (8:40). Tony La Russa joins the show to share insight from his many postseason experiences, analyze how big a role the front office should play in coaching decisions, and point out some managerial candidates he thinks highly of (12:38), and Matt Spiegel of 670 The Score shares reactions of the Joe Maddon firing and dissects the transactions that put the Cubs in their current situation (29:38). Jon Heyman finishes the episode with some insider information about managerial replacements and big free agent topics (40:40). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Kendrick's Historic Home Run, Cole's Continued Dominance, Kevin Millar Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis are back as the LDS round transitions into the LCS, and the guys go over everything from the exciting Dodgers-Nationals finale (1:05) and the Cardinals first-inning explosion to beat the Braves (10:40), to the league's best middle-of-the-order tandems (17:45) and the growing amount of open managerial positions (23:08). Kevin Millar joins the show to compare the 2019 Astros to his 2004 Red Sox, talk about the evolution of Gerrit Cole, discuss which of his coworkers at MLB Network would make the best manager, and see if he can guess the pitchers he hit the most home runs off of in his career (33:07). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
League Division Series, Open Managerial Spots, Dayton Moore/Anthony DiComo Interviews​
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin discuss the four division series, including the juggernaut Astros (1:37), the Twins' pitching struggles (3:52), the emotional Cardinals-Braves series (6:32), and the Dodgers' seven-run inning against the Nats (8:00). Royals general manager Dayton Moore talks about the departure and legacy of Ned Yost as well as potential suitors for his position (11:39), and MLB.com's Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo talks about Mickey Callaway's dismissal and Pete Alonso's rise to stardom (30:35). To wrap, Jon Heyman updates us on many of the open managerial spots and potential candidates to take over in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more (47:04). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
Wild Card Recap, LDS Preview, Trevor Hoffman Interview
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Big Time Baseball's first ever Hall of Fame guest joins the show for an interview, but first, Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis unpack the wild Nationals-Brewers game (1:07), discuss Mike Rizzo's postgame comments and the upcoming series against the Dodgers (10:18), and debate which series could have underdog winners or go all five games (22:21). After going over the recent firing of Mickey Callaway (26:49), Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman shares stories of his playing days with the Padres and why it's different to play in the majors today (32:33). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
One Game Playoffs, Manager Replacements, Joe Girardi/Mike Rizzo Interviews
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As the postseason gets going, Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin go over the Nats-Brewers and Rays-A's series (1:15), the long list of potential managerial hiring and firing (5:01), what we should make of the Cardinals' postseason chances (9:18), and the AL Manager of the Year candidates (10:50). Former player/manager and current analyst and RADIO.COM Sports MLB Insider Joe Girardi joins the show to discuss his potential to return to baseball as a manager and his views of the top dogs in this  postseason race (13:08), followed by a one-on-one interview between Jon and Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo about the future of several players and the strategy heading into the Wild Card round (25:27). To end the show, Josh asks about several hot topics during Jon's insider segment, including more managerial candidates and his thoughts on how the regular season wrapped up (40:50). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
Biggest Disappointments, Postseason Underdogs, Francoeur Interview
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While the postseason is just around the corner, Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis begin the episode by discussing some hot topics indirectly associated with the game, including whether or not the sport is becoming "boring" or not based on Tim Anderson's take (1:28) and Scott Boras's recent call for player safety (9:38). The guys then dig into the biggest disappointments from 2019 (14:34), the Brewers' late-season run (18:27), and the Cy Young contenders (22:06). To end the show, former outfielder and current Braves analyst Jeff Francoeur joins the show to talk about Ronald Acuna getting shut down for the remainder of the season and what the starting rotation will look like heading into the NLDS (26:19). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
Playoff Chases, Managerial Upheaval, Boras/Kepner Interviews
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With just a handful of games left to go in the regular season, Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin dig into the Brewers' unbelievable September (3:05), some managerial openings including those in San Diego, San Francisco, and Chicago (7:44), the AL Cy Young race (13:41), and updated NL MVP predictions (18:01). Forbes #1 sports agent in the world, Scott Boras, joins the show for nearly half an hour to discuss several of his clients including Anthony Rendon's upcoming free agency and Kris Bryant's recent injury (21:26). Tyler Kepner follows with discussions about interesting findings in his recent book, "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches" (45:29). To wrap, Heyman goes over potential manager replacements in Chicago and players like Scooter Gennett who are attempting to come back in the Majors (53:38). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
Cole's 300th Strikeout, Acuna's Historic Season, Ankiel Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis start out the episode with a little game: in light of Gerrit Cole's 300th strikeout, the hosts try to guess who struck them out the most throughout their careers (1:06). After discussions on Carl and Mike Yastrzemski's Fenway performance (14:19), Tony remembers some instances where he and his Dad were able to take the field together (17:10). After in-depth talk on the NL East (18:40), former pitcher/outfielder and analyst Rick Ankiel joins the show to talk about the game's current players who pitch and bat at high levels, as well as his time spent playing with Albert Pujols and his memories of pitching to Barry Bonds (27:19). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2019
Wild Card Breakdown, Houston's Weak Spots (If Any), Klentak/Arnold/Topkin Interviews
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Three guests join Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin this week, who begin the episode with a deep dive into several Wild Card contenders. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is the first special guest to join the show, and he discusses who deserves the title of team MVP and who the Phillies are trying to hold onto (15:14), followed by Brewers vice president and assistant GM Matt Arnold, who dives into how the team has stayed positive following Christian Yelich's injury and who they're leaning on down the stretch (26:08). The last guest, Marc Topkin, returns to the show to talk Tampa Bay Rays and how they've brought together such a strong team in such touch circumstances (34:04). To wrap, Jon Heyman brings us insider information on various topics including the future of Joe Maddon (43:44). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2019
Yelich Injury, Revisiting NL Wild Card Race, Millar Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis start off this week's episode with their memories of 9/11 and what it was like to play afterwards (1:52), followed by their takes on Christian Yelich's injury (5:37), Anthony Rendon's MVP case (8:20), and the NL Wild Card race (12:47). They switch to the AL later on, talking about a potential Yankees-Astros playoff series (19:11) and the threatening Oakland Athletics offense (24:59). RADIO.COM Sports MLB Insider and MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar joins the guys to give his opinion on the NL Wild Card race, the inflated power numbers, and his golf outing with John Lackey, Josh Beckett, and more (30:21). To wrap, Ben shares a story about a pair of cleats he found in his basement: cleats that happened to be signed by a certain Hall of Fame outfielder (40:08). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Dombrowski's Firing, Gerrit Cole's Upcoming Free Agency, Levine/Eppler Interviews
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Not one but two general managers join Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin on the podcast this week. But first, the guys talk about Dave Dombrowski's sudden firing (1:28), the Mets' questionable decisions and the Phillies' refusal to bow out of the race (11:30), how the NL Central will shake out (15:33), and the AL Cy Young race (17:08). Then, Twins General Manager Thad Levine talks about his team's unbelievable power display and their depth heading into the postseason (20:49) and Angels General Manager Billy Eppler comes aboard to talk about how Shohei Ohtani will be used in the future and what the organization will do to become a playoff-bound club (31:38). To wrap up, Jon Heyman goes over potential suitors for Gerrit Cole in free agency and what the future holds for the Cincinnati Reds (45:22). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019
Twins' Consistent Power, MLB's Top-Heavy Future, Francoeur Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis return start the show with an update on Tyler Skaggs' passing (0:55) before getting into the Nats' 9th-inning explosion/Mets' implosion (3:38), whether or not outfielders should risk injury for a spectacular catch (13:00), the return of Carlos Carrasco (19:00), and the possible takeover of "superteams" in baseball (22:47). After ending the first segment with a discussion of the best and worst ballparks for food (30:20), the hosts are joined by former outfielder and current Braves TV analyst Jeff Francoeur for conversations about Ronald Acuna, Freddie Freeman, and potential obstacles in Atlanta for a deep postseason run (34:14). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2019
Astros' Starting Pitching, Angels' Future, Derrick Goold/Bill James Interviews
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin lead off the show with a breakdown of the NL playoff picture (1:21), followed by discussions on Houston's dangerous starting rotation (6:04), the continuing power surge throughout baseball (11:17), and the toxicology report on Tyler Skaggs and the Angels' future (13:45). Lead Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold then joins the show to talk about Jack Flaherty's success and Yadier Molina's clubhouse impact (17:23), and legendary baseball writer, historian, and statistician Bill James comes on to talk about the real value of WAR and some underappreciated Hall of Fame candidates (32:07). As usual, Jon Heyman wraps up the show by bringing us insider information on the sale of the Kansas City Royals and aging free agents (43:09). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
Impending Free Agents, Aristides Aquino's Power, Kapler Interview​
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis kick off the episode by discussing what they would have put on their Players Weekend jerseys (5:53), followed by conversation about potential big-name free agents (7:56), the unbelievable start of Aristides Aquino's career (18:27), the entertaining AL Central race (20:25), and the issues surrounding Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen(27:46). After predicting their locks for the 2020s All-Decade team (39:38), Phillies manager Gabe Kapler joins Tony and Ben to answer questions about J.T. Realmuto, Charlie Manuel, and deciding the batting order (43:10). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2019
Yankees-Dodgers Series, Cardinals' Playoff Chances, Van Wagenen Interview
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin open up the show with their thoughts on the Players' Weekend jerseys (1:13), followed by discussions about Tampa Bay's Wild Card push (7:07), JD Martinez's free agency prospects (9:45), and the Indians' loss of Jose Ramirez (13:48). After weighing how far the Braves could go in the playoffs (23:47), New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen joins the hosts to talk about the Mets' amazing turnaround and Pete Alonso's importance to the franchise (27:01). To wrap up, Heyman gives insider insight on topics such as Didi Gregorious's future in New York and Justin Verlander's controversial press conference (39:59). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2019
Home Run Crown Predictions, NL MVP Race, Incredible Rookie Class, Blum Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dive into the home run crown race and the likely winner (2:38), the potential for a new 50-30 club and its founding member, Christian Yelich (4:01), whether or not Albert Pujols deserves GOAT recognition (8:38), and the issue of hustle on the basepaths (13:53). After going over several NL Wild Card teams (18:17) and MLB.com's "All Debut Team" (28:28), the hosts are joined by former player and Astros' color analyst Geoff Blum for a discussion about Verlander's prolonged success and the offensive production of Michael Brantley (31:15). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
AL Central Battle, Harper's Hot Bat, Dave Roberts Interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis go over the tight competition in the AL Central (2:30), the Mets' shaky bullpen (9:27), the injury issues of Fernando Tatis Jr. (12:34), and health issues of players on playoff-bound teams (17:10). After discussing the return of Charlie Manuel to Philadelphia (21:11) and Bryce Harper's recent success (24:25), Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joined the guys to talk about Clayton Kershaw's prolonged dominance and how to construct a lineup heading into the postseason (32:30). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
NL Wild-Card Race, Hot-Seat Managers, Atkins/Randazzo Interviews
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin dissect the jam-packed NL Wild Card Race (1:26), the Phillies' disappointing season (4:45), the absence of the Red Sox from the playoff hunt (11:00), and whether or not the Rays can make a late-season run on the Yankees (11:48). Then, they're joined by Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, who discusses the young core of the team and the playing environment of Toronto (19:01), followed by Mets radio announcer Wayne Randazzo, who goes over the reason behind their recent hot streak (28:29). To wrap up, Heyman discusses Joe Maddon and several other managers on the hot seat (38:20). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2019
Mets' surge, Cruz's power, NL ROY race, Kevin Frandsen interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Zack Greinke’s comments after his first start with the Astros (1:49), if the Mets’ surge can turn into a playoff run (5:22), if newly-acquired Cubs catcher Jonathan Lucroy will be difference-maker amid Willson Contreras’ absence (10:44) and whether the Dodgers’ walk-off magic will carry over into October (14:22). Later on, they dig into the Yankees’ historic power numbers (18:06), why the Red Sox (21:13) are slowly falling out of the playoff race, Nelson Cruz’s insane bat speed in Minnesota (23:23) and the suddenly-intriguing National League Rookie of the Year race (27:25). To wrap it up, they chat with Kevin Frandsen -- the former major-league infielder-turned-Phillies radio analyst -- about why Philadelphia been plagued with inconsistency this season (30:45). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Astros' title hopes, Yankees' injuries, Lovullo/Hamilton interviews
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin breakdown the American League heavyweights, led by the Astros after their trade for Zack Greinke (1:24). They also talk about the Yankees' big lead in the Al East despite all their injuries (4:22), the Red Sox' woes (6:17) and NL teams -- like the Cubs and Mets -- picking up steam (9:31). Later on, the guys bring on Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo to discuss Arizona's rebuilding phase while staying in the wild-card race, along with what Greinke meant to the organization (18:57). They also chat with Indians play-by-play voice Tom Hamilton about what's led to Cleveland's surge (25:55) before wrapping it up with Heyman evaluating teams' moves at the deadline (35:52). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2019
Astros/Greinke, Braves' bolstered bullpen, Jerry Hairston Jr. interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis recap all the big MLB trade deadline news, including the Astros’ acquisition of Zach Greinke, the Braves' big bullpen moves, the Yankees’ lack of participation despite their need for starting pitching and the Trevor Bauer-Yasiel Puig blockbuster deal. They also discuss how the Indians must feel about their playoff chances based on their deadline moves and their athletic starter Shane Bieber, along with the Cubs trading for outfielder Nick Castellanos. 16-year veteran-turned-Dodgers broadcaster Jerry Hairston Jr. talks about the Pirates’ decision not to move Felipe Vazquez to L.A. and potential postseason opponents, including the Braves and the revamped Astros. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 31, 2019
Mets/Stroman, Trade Deadline talk, Nightengale/Colletti interviews
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin discuss whether the Mets' deal for Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman made sense for their organization (2:08), Trevor Bauer's antics after getting pulled from his start on Sunday and if the Indians will trade him (8:36), along with which contenders should go all in before the trade deadline (15:33). Later on, Radio.com Sports insider Bob Nightengale (17:46) and ex-Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti (27:26) join the guys to breakdown the latest rumors this week before Lewin and Heyman dissect whether the Giants should trade Madison Bumgarner and the Padres' plans (40:54). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 29, 2019
Yankees' weakness, underappreciating Trout, Austin Hedges interview
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Ben Davis flies solo this week, dissecting Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and his poor defensive mechanics (3:23), the best relievers on the market and which teams need help (8:42) and the historic strikeout numbers from Astros starter Gerrit Cole (12:51). After discussing Mike Trout’s status as one of the all-time greats (17:30) and remembering Mark Buehrle’s perfect game from 10 years ago (22:10), Davis is joined by Padres catcher Austin Hedges, as the two backstops discuss Hedges’ framing technique, the talent behind San Diego closer Kirby Yates, Manny Machado's prowess, and the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers (25:00). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
Future Hall of Famers, Trade Deadline, Beane/Zuckerman interviews
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Following Hall of Fame weekend, Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin go over the active players with the best chances of reaching Cooperstown, discuss how the Yankees are so unstoppable and debate who’s to blame for Boston’s sluggish season. Billy Beane -- Oakland Athletics executive VP of baseball ops then joins the show to discuss their strong start to the second half and the prominence of Houston as a divisional threat. The guys shift over to the NL East and talk about the Nats’ road to the playoffs and the future of Anthony Rendon with MASN's Mark Zuckerman. Heyman wraps it up with the latest trade deadline insight, including who’s buying and who’s selling, as well as the future of the Mets' staff. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Giants/Bumgarner talk, Baseball Hall of Fame, Geoff Blum interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis talk about the red-hot San Francisco Giants and what their success means for Madison Bumgarner’s trade prospects (1:36), the impressive hitting display from the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (7:15), and what it’s like to play ball in extreme heat conditions (19:37). With Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown around the corner, the guys share their experiences facing off against new inductees Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, and Mike Mussina (25:05). To finish the show, former MLB infielder and current TV analyst Geoff Blum shares his thoughts on the high-powered Houston offense, George Springer’s impressive blend of power and speed, and which team will provide the biggest challenge on the Astros’ journey to the playoffs (32:13). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2019
Angels' no-hitter, Mets' direction, Krall/Murti interviews
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Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman breakdown how the Angels honored the late Tyler Skaggs with a combined no-hitter and how the Rays nearly accomplished the same feat (1:18), the Atlantic League's robot umpires (7:00), Justin Verlander's comments on MLB's juiced baseballs (8:40) and the next generation of great talent in the game (10:23). Later on, they chat with Nick Krall (21:47) -- Cincinnati Reds vice president and general manager -- and WFAN's Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti (29:45). To wrap it up, Heyman breaks down whether Mickey Callaway will survive with the Mets and his latest trade insight as the deadline approaches (40:13). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2019
Juiced baseballs, World Series predictions, Cody Decker interview
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Justin Verlander’s bold statement on MLB’s “juiced” baseballs and Rob Manfred’s reaction (1:35), the All-Star Game and Ronald Acuña Jr.’s impressive power display in the Home Run Derby (14:54), the pending trade deadline (22:00), the tight AL Central race (26:25) and World Series predictions entering the second half of the season (28:27). Newly-retired minor-league star Cody Decker then comes on the podcast and shares stories about his experiences at that level, his relationship with the late Tyler Skaggs, and what he’s going to miss most about playing (32:00). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 10, 2019
Lucroy-Marisnick collision, Nationals/Indians' surge, Girardi/Colletti interviews
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WEEI’s Rob Bradford (filling in for Josh Lewin) and Jon Heyman head into the All-Star break with discussions about Jonathan Lucroy and Jake Marisnick’s scary collision (2:30), the absence of Fernando Tatis Jr. in this year’s All-Star Game and the Nationals and Indians' respective runs (5:30). Radio.com Sports insider Joe Girardi then jumps on to share his take on Sunday’s home plate collision and his potential return to managing (17:55), plus Emmy-winning analyst and author Ned Colletti talks about his reign as Dodgers GM, including his acquisitions of Manny Ramirez and Cody Bellinger, along with his relationship with Joe Girardi (28:43). Heyman wraips it up with his insider segment, filled with updated trade rumors and much more (43:02). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2019
PE: Passing of Tyler Skaggs, MLB All-Star rosters, Rollins interview (Ep. 7)
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss the odd ending to Yankees-Mets and Ben's perspective as a former catcher (2:35), the late Tyler Skaggs, his effect on the Angels' organization and how Ben dealt with a similar circumstance during his playing days (4:50), Max Scherzer's dominance in Washington and their perception of the National League East (10:47), and the All-Star Game rosters and how the NL has loaded up compared to years past (18:16). Top wrap it up, they chat with former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (30:12). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
Yankees-Red Sox, Lemahieu's surge, Anthopoulos/Rapien interviews (Ep. 13)
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WFAN's Sweeny Murti -- in for Josh Lewin -- joins Jon Heyman to discuss the Yankees and Red Sox's offensive explosion in London (2:40), DJ Lemahieu’s MVP-caliber season (8:35) and their reactions to the All-Star Game rosters (12:08). Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos comes on to talk about the first-place Braves’ blend of young and veteran stars, plus their acquisition of Dallas Keuchel (15:47), and 92.3 The Fan's James Rapien offers his thoughts on the Indians’ pursuit of a Wild Card berth (31:33). Heyman then shares insider nuggets on potential pitchers on the trade block, including the Rangers’ Mike Minor and the Padres’ Kirby Yates (42:58), along with discussing the infamous Bobby Bonilla Day (48:13). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2019
PE: Indians’ surge, MLB All-Star Game, Dave Roberts interview (Ep. 6)
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Albert Pujols and Manny Machado’s return to their respective former ballparks (2:30), Cleveland’s playoff chances/Carlos Santana’s resurgence (10:30) and why the All-Star Game should mean more to players (13:38). After sharing their own ASG memories (17:05), they discuss Mets manager Mickey Callaway (21:22) and weigh whether or not managers are held accountable for too much (24:45). Finally, Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts jumps on to breakdown Los Angeles’ red-hot first half, Cody Bellinger’s MVP campaign and its dominant pitching staff -- led by Walker Buehler (33:40). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
Mets' mess, Kapler's future, Cora/Lovullo/Hernandez interviews (Ep. 12)
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Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin discuss the incident between Mets manager Mickey Callaway and reporter Tim Healey (2:12), Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis (10:53), the Yankees' interest in Madison Bumgarner (11:53) and Gabe Kapler’s job security in Philadelphia (14:42). Later on, Red Sox manager Alex Cora drops by to discuss Boston's World Series hangover and the strong play of Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers (15:51), D-backs skipper Torey Lovullo talks about Arizona's young core and the veteran presence of Zach Greinke (27:02), and Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez joins the guys to discuss his perspective on the Callaway incident and the Mets’ bullpen woes (35:47). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2019
PE: Red-hot Braves, Giolito’s success, Dee Gordon interview (Ep. 5)
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis breakdown the Braves moving into first-place in the NL East (3:30), Padres closer Kirby Yates and the relief pitching market as the trade deadline nears (7:50), the Brewers’ lackluster bullpen amid their race with the Cubs (13:30), what to make of the so-so teams in the AL West (16:10), White Sox starter Lucas Giolito and his turnaround season (18:07), and the Yankees’ incredible lineup (25:08). Later on, they chat with Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon to discuss his mindset towards Seattle’s trading spree (30:37). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
Yankees' power, Nationals' direction, Ausmus/Caray interviews (Ep. 11)
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Jon Heyman is back, as he and Josh Lewin dissect the power surge around MLB and how it affects the game (2:48), Edwin Encarnacion heading to the Yankees and their dominant lineup, the Astros' control of the AL West (11:23) and the Phillies' recent struggles (16:38). They also chat with Angels manager Brad Ausmus about Mike Trout's tools, Shohei Ohtani's return (20:24), along with Braves TV play-by-play voice Chip Caray (30:28), before wrapping it up with Heyman's insider nuggets (39:10), like the Nationals possibly dealing away their stars near the trade deadline (39:38). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
PE: Kimbrel/Keuchel impact, Ortiz shooting, Lowe interview (Ep. 4)
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis dissect the long-term impact of Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel on the Cubs and Braves, respectively (2:31), the MLB trade market ahead of the July 31 deadline (8:44), the Josh Donaldson/Joe Musgrave ejection (13:30), Corey Seager's hamstring injury (15:13), Caesar Hernandez's ascendance in Philadelphia (19:33), whether the home run surge across MLB is due to juiced baseballs (22:08), the David Ortiz shooting in the Dominican Republic (25:11) and Chris Sale's dominance of late (27:56). They also chat with Rays rookie second baseman Brandon Lowe about his big campaign and Tampa Bay's hot first-half (31:39). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
Ortiz shooting, Muncy-Bumgarner, Girardi/Murti interviews (Ep. 10)
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Josh Lewin and Rob Bradford -- in for Jon Heyman -- discussed the David Ortiz shooting in the Dominican Republic (2:50) before digging into Max Muncy-Madison Bumgarner's back-and-forth spat after Muncy showcased his mini-bat flip on Sunday (6:50). They also discuss the Dodgers' elite rotation (9:50), the better team in the NL Central between the Cubs and Brewers (11:45), Lucas Giolito's accession (20:30) and more. Lewin and Bradford chat with Radio.com Sports insider Joe Girardi (22:07) and Sweeny Murti -- the Yankees beat reporter for WFAN (31:39) -- before wrapping it up with the latest trade rumors around MLB (39:00). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2019
PE: McCutchen injury, MLB's attendance issues, Dodgers/Angels' variance (Ep. 3)
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Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss the Phillies’ potential trade activity​ following outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s season-ending injury (3:07), plus the market for free-agent starter Dallas Keuchel (6:11). They also dive into the reason behind MLB’s ongoing attendance problem throughout (10:00), as well as digging into the difference between the Dodgers and Angels (15:45), especially their pitching, Hyun-Jin Ryu's dominance and Mike Trout’s lack of a national stage (22:05). To wrap it up, they breakdown Pirates first baseman Josh Bell and his breakout campaign (26:25). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2019
Yankees/Twins talk, Indians' possible fire sale, Black/Glaser interviews (Ep. 9)
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Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman kick things off in the AL East, digging into the Yankees' dominant start and outfielder Clint Frazier's issues (2:25), Rafael Devers' rise in Boston (5:22), the Twins' insane power numbers (6:35), the Phillies' recent struggles (10:55) and more. They're also joined by Rockies manager Bud Black (18:31), breaking down the Rockies' hot streak -- led by shortstop Trevor Story -- and Baseball America's Kyle Glaser to dissect the MLB Draft (25:35). To wrap it up, they dive into Heyman's insider notebook, discussing where free-agent pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel could land (35:35), along with whether the Cleveland Indians will trade some of their biggest stars before the MLB trade deadline (40:22). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2019
PE: Harper/Machado's variance, Keuchel/Kimbrel, Pedroia's HOF status (Ep. 2)
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Ex-major leaguers-turned-analysts Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ben Davis discuss Bryce Harper and Manny Machado's up-and-down starts with the Phillies and Padres (2:47), respectively, where free-agent pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel could land (12:27), and whether Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia -- who might step away from the game due to persistent knee pain -- will be a Hall of Famer (16:49). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2019
Bellinger's rise, Keuchel's future, Valentine/Woodward interviews (Ep. 8)
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Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman go around the majors, digging into Cody Bellinger's MVP-caliber season, the A's rise in the AL West amid the Astros' dominance, Dustin Pedroia's potential retirement, the Twins' offensive juggernaut and their upcoming series with the Rays, plus how the Nationals and Marlins might approach the trade deadline come July. They're also joined by ex-manager Bobby Valentine to discuss his memories of the late Bill Buckner before chatting with Rangers manager Chris Woodward about Texas' start. They wrap things up with Heyman's inside scoop on where Dallas Keuchel might land among other nuggets. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2019
PE: Dodgers/Astros talk, Cubs/Brewers' race, Girardi interview (Ep. 1)
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In the first episode of "Big Time Baseball: Players Edition," Ben Davis and Tony Gwynn Jr. share a few memories from their days together on the baseball diamond (2:58) before going across the majors, dissecting the Padres' so-so start and the Dodgers' dominance (7:50). They discuss Madison Bumgarner and Zach Greinke's future as well before shifting to the NL Central (13:09) for what makes the Brewers' Christian Yelich an elite hitter. They then take a look at the Phillies' improved play (18:36) before diving into the contenders in the American League (24:16), especially the Astros. To wrap it up, they chat with Radio.com Sports' insider Joe Girardi about managers on the hot seat and how catching has changed since his playing days (33:10). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2019
Callaway's 'hot seat,' Kinsler's blowup, Nightengale/Topkin interviews (Ep. 7)
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Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dig into the biggest MLB story lines, including whether Mets manger Mickey Callaway will be fired anytime soon, Padres infielder Ian Kinsler going off on his own fan base, the Cardinals' regression, if the Twins are a legitimate contender and how the Yankees have held their own despite a myriad of injuries. Later on, they're joined by Radio.com Sports insider Bob Nightengale to go around the NL before chatting with Rays beat writer Marc Topkin to discuss Tampa Bay's surging start. They wrap things up with "Around the Diamond," diving into Heyman's insider notebook. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2019
Rays/Keuchel, Nationals' possible fire sale, Krall/Blum interviews (Ep. 6)
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Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dive into the biggest contenders across MLB before discussing how the Rays could go about solving Tyler Glasnow's absence, including the possibility of signing free-agent starter Dallas Keuchel. They also breakdown Mike Fiers' no-hitter, Matt Harvey's regression, how the Nationals might react to their struggles and the Cubs' surge. Later on, they chat with Reds general manager Nick Krall and Astros T.V. analyst Geoff Blum before diving into Heyman's insider notebook, including what he's hearing about Washington's potential fire sale and Madison Bumgarner's future with the Giants. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2019
Juiced baseballs, Levine/Zaidman interviews, Keuchel/Kimbrel rumors (Ep. 5)
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Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dive into the juiced baseball craze around the game before dissecting the AL East (Rays, Yankees and Red Sox), AL Central (Royals, Twins and Indians), Bryce Harper's slow start amid Mike Trout's surging production, plus the NL Central (Reds, Cubs and Brewers). Later on, they chat with Twins general manager Thad Levine to discuss first-place Minnesota before bringing on Cubs radio pre and postgame host Zach Zaidman. They wrap it up with Heyman's latest inside info on free agents Matt Kemp, Dallas Keuchel, Craig Kimbrel and more. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2019
Lewin & Heyman: Guerrero Jr. call-up/Bauer-Bregman feud, Girardi/Gwynn Jr. interviews (Ep. 4)
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In the fourth episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman dissect the latest across the game, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s major-league call-up with the Blue Jays, the feud between Indians starter Trevor Bauer and Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, along with whether or not the Indians can contend this season, the Twins' hot offense and some rumors within the NL West. Later on, they chat with Radio.com Sports insider Joe Girardi, highlighting Red Sox starter Chris Sale's issues thus far, before bringing on Padres broadcaster Tony Gwynn Jr. to discuss San Diego's surging start. They wrap it up with "Around the Diamond," digging into Heyman's latest inside information about free-agent Dallas Keuchel and more. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
Lewin & Heyman: Mets' issues/Anderson suspension, Counsell/Merloni interviews, MLB rumors (Ep. 3)
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In the third episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman discuss whether or not to buy into teams' hot or slow starts, including the Mets' up-and-down pitching, along with poor outings from the Phillies' Aaron Nola and Red Sox's Chris Sale. They also dive into White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson being suspended for his altercation with the Royals before digging into the NL Central, including Christian Yelich's big numbers and the Pirates' sitting in first. Later on, they chat with Brewers manager Craig Counsell about Yelich, Lorenzo Cain and the team's pitching before bringing on WEEI host Lou Merloni to dissect the Red Sox. Josh and Jon wrap it up by breaking down the biggest rumors around baseball, including whether or not Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Kuechel will sign anytime soon. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2019
Lewin & Heyman: Rays' surging start, Red Sox/Cubs' struggles, Davis/Sims interviews (Ep. 2)
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In the second episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman take a look across the game for the non-traditional powerhouses making noise, like the Rays, Mariners and Padres. They also dive into the Red Sox, Cubs and Yankees' respective struggles, especially Yu Darvish's concerns, along with the AL Central and NL East. Later on, they chat with Phillies' television analyst Ben Davis and Mariners' television play-by-play voice Dave Sims before wrapping up the episode by breaking down the best series this weekend. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
Lewin & Heyman: Kimbrel/MLB predictions, Girardi/Nightengale interviews (Ep. 1)
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In the first-ever episode of "Big Time Baseball," Josh Lewin and Jon Heyman kick things off by breaking down why pitchers Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel have yet to sign, along with a look at how Bryce Harper and Manny Machado landed with the Phillies and Padres. Later on, they chat with Radio.com Sports insiders Joe Girardi and Bob Nightengale about the American and National League, respectively, before wrapping up the episode with surprise teams across MLB, some upcoming series to look forward to and their World Series predictions. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2019