Best Podcast in Baseball

By Derrick Goold and Benjamin Hochman of the Post-Dispatch

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 Aug 24, 2018

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Ben Frederickson discuss the Cardinals, Major League Baseball, and, as so often happens, anything tangentially related to the national pastime and the city that adores it.

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Best Podcast in Baseball 7.06: 'The one with Scoops'
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In a crossover event with Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Dan McLaughlin and his "Scoops with Danny Mac" program, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold discusses the new club-record extension being finalized for Paul Goldschmidt. The Cardinals and their first baseman have agreed upon a five-year, $130-million extension, and that radically alters the perception of the team, the makeup of the team, and the long-term view of the team. McLaughlin and Goold, who do a weekday podcast throughout the baseball season, also debate what truly is the best podcast in baseball. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/TTxL1zaEiaw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 22, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.05: 'The one with Richard Justice'
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'The sea change in the game has come so rapidly ... We're still at the tip of the iceberg in the information age.' And so begins a brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by StlToday.com and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Baseball writer Derrick Goold chats with MLB.com national baseball columnist Richard Justice about what he's seen from teams as he tours the Grapefruit League, what he thinks of the Cardinals, what he hears about their pitching, and the labor concerns that are bubbling, bubbling into possibly trouble all around the game. Justice and Goold discuss how baseball may have more talent than ever, and how quietly the Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. is at the nexus of influence for baseball in more ways than people might be aware. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com, The Post-Dispatch, and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/fobZVmm54S4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.04: Goldy Rush
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All of that teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing angst about the free-agent market proved much ado about nothing -- for elite talents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. But it wasn't so great for players like newest Cardinal catcher Matt Wieters. In this brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, recorded in Jupiter, Fla., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold is joined by KMOX/1120 AM's Chris Hrabe for the second part of their crossover spectacular, and they have free agency on their mind. The podcast begins with a simple question: If baseball's newest richest players -- Machado, Harper, and Nolan Arenado -- were all free agents this past winter along with Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who should the Cardinals sign? Who would they? Would they at all. Hrabe offers up his rankings of those four free agents and over the course of the next 30 minutes, Goold reshapes those rankings with questions until the importance of the Cardinals re-signing Goldschmidt becomes obvious, and paramount. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of Derrick Goold and StlToday.com.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/4oBBxVXw3gc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.03: Grapefruit Squeeze
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman join KMOX's Chris Hrabe for a crossover episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball from Jupiter, Fla. Games have begun for the St. Louis Cardinals and in addition to twists and changes in a Mike Shildt-run spring training, the threesome of St. Louis content providers takes a look at the Cubs and whether chaos has swallowed their Cactus League camp. There is also a bit about the Cubs grammar. And the meaning of "lame duck." But mostly there's talk about Cardinals spring training. The Best Podcast in Baseball is part of the Constant Cardinals Coverage at StlToday.com and it is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/imi4JwFG3_k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 23, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.02: 'The one with Peter Gammons'
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Hall of Fame baseball writer and MLB Network insider Peter Gammons swings through Cardinals camp and spares some time to talk about all of the changes blitzing baseball -- from the designated hitter in the National League to a pitch clock, coverage of the game to a frozen free-agent market -- and whether the Cardinals have changed enough to contend. In five decades of covering baseball, Gammons not only revolutionized how the game was written about with his beat work at The Boston Globe, he also lead the move from print to television and showed that scribes could thrive on multiple media. In this episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, Gammons speaks with St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold about Andrew Miller's slider, Paul Goldschmidt's presence, and Mike Shildt's personality. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of StlToday.com and Derrick Goold.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/ygTW04w2BdU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 16, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 7.01: Jupiter Landing
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As the Best Podcast in Baseball begins its seventh year, host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, talks with Hall of Fame baseball Rick Hummel about the 10 questions -- and more -- confronting the Cardinals as they report to spring training. Health (Marcell Ozuna), production (Dexter Fowler), pitching (Carlos Martinez), and closing (Jordan Hicks?) are factors for the Cardinals to explore in March so that they can return to October. This episode, the season premiere of the longest-running podcast at StlToday.com, was recorded in Jupiter, Fla., where Hummel and Goold have reported to begin the Post-Dispatch's constant Cardinals coverage for the newspaper and StlToday.com. For Hummel, this month starts his 42nd spring training on the baseball beat -- prompting a conversation about all the changes that have taken place and whether baseball needs one of the biggest ones being discussed: the arrival of the DH in the National League. Baseball is nearing a crossroads and some are acting like it's broken. Not so says Hummel. "It's bruised."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/fqntQ0fUrME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 6.32: Winter Wrap-up
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Surrounded by the low murmur, modern pop, and tidying buzz of a hotel lobby, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss the team that the Cardinals will try to pitch to fans during the annual Winter Warm-up. The three-day event in downtown St. Louis will be the first introduction of Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller to the fans -- but have the fans already moved on, hankering for something new, something else, some spending already. Hochman and Goold explore this idea through the players the Cardinals need to "carry" them this season and the players who they need to "complement" this season. The podcast weaves from Marcell Ozuna's importance to Dexter Fowler's true role and then into the biggest question greeting the Cardinals at the end of winter: If they don't make a high-dollar move for one of the major free agents, is this winter a bust? Hochman takes his swing at an answer. Also, the difference between a good GIF and a key scene in a movie is discussed. In detail. Enjoy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/6pvsZIjh8ac" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 6.31: An Etch-A-Sketch Roster
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After a brief hibernation -- and two botched attempts to produce a podcast -- the Best Podcast in Baseball returns with the first episode of 2019. A chill has swept through baseball's offseason, leaving many free agents still on ice and fans icy about the moves not yet by the Cardinals. But have they closed the gap on the Cubs and Brewers? St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Ben Frederickson explore the division race through the lens of winter moves and try to determine if the Cardinals, Cubs, and Brewers have really done anything to separate themselves -- and what they can yet do to take a lead spot in the division. There is something curious afoot with the Cardinals, who may have ascended to the top of the division with two moves while also putting the roster in a position it's rarely been: Temporary, by design. The Best Podcast in Baseball, now returning to its weekly schedule, is a production of StlToday.com, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Goold. It can be found on StlToday.com, iTunes. or anywhere else you get your podcasts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/8rAUlRON9tQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2019
Best Podcast in Baseball 6.30: A Four Corner Offseason
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Best Podcast in Baseball returns to a weekly schedule with its first brand-new episode of the Hot Stove Season. Local broadcast hero Kevin Wheeler, of 101.1 FM/WXOS joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold for a lengthy debate on the many ways the Cardinals could go this winter to improve their team. Idling is not an option. Or is it? Is it even a strategy? Wheeler and Goold debate the different ways the Cardinals could use their two greatest assets -- pitching depth and straight cash, homey -- and what options are available in the market for the upgrades the team needs. A lengthy debate about Marcell Ozuna's power and right shoulder may or may not ever end. The Best Podcast in Baseball is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and can be found with all of the Constant Cardinals Coverage at StlToday.com.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/WRP23Mw-qJQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2018
Best Podcast in Baseball, Revisited: The one from Havana, Cuba
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In 2015, Major League Baseball dispatched a group of players and officials to Cuba to host a series of clinics for young ballplayers and test the waters for some "baseball diplomacy." The Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, co-host of the Best Podcast in Baseball, was one of the few reporters to travel with the tour, and while waiting through a delay at Havana's airport had a chance to catch up with ESPN's Pedro Gomez about what they just experienced. This podcast in re-presented as it originally appeared in December 2005. From the original: At the end of Major League Baseball's goodwill tour to Cuba, Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez, two of the 13 U.S. journalists who traveled to Havana to cover the event, discuss what changes the visit could prompt. Gomez is the son of two Cubans who left the island shortly before he was born, and in return visits -- four total, starting with one in 1999 to see Major League Baseball's previous trip here -- he has seen the country evolve and senses the biggest change is yet to come. In this special BPIB short (the first international BPIB), Goold interviews Gomez in the cafe at Havana's airport while they wait on their delayed flight.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBestPodcastInBaseball/~4/LTRWltgKVq4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2018