Jake Mintz is the senior editorial producer at MLB Advanced Media, L.P., co-founder, and co-host of The Cespedes Family Barbecast Podcast.
We bring on 16 guests—one for each team in the postseason—to tell you why that team could win this year’s World Series. From the favorites like the Dodgers and the Rays, to the long shots like the Brewers and the Marlins, the field is wide open this year. Plus: a bonus intermission with Cleveland postseason hero Rajai Davis!Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan ShustermanGuests: Randy Wilkins, Demetrius Bell, Andrew Stoeten, Ian Happ, Alex Coffey, Andre Knott, Rajai Davis, Tyler Stafford, Will Leitch, Brace Hemmelgarn, Juan Toribio, Danny Graves, Jason Benetti, Jorge Arangure, Rhea Butcher, Tom Koehler, Adam McCalvy
We discuss the playoff picture as it rounds into its final form for the season (1:27), before inviting FanGraphs managing editor Meg Rowley on to rate the efficacy of some of the wonky rule changes and circumstantial differences caused by the pandemic this season (14:12). We close this week with the final METSCON of the season and our Moment of Baseball Joy (58:15).Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan ShustermanGuest: Meg Rowley
We give our fave five things to watch down the stretch run of the baseball season, including tight NL Cy Young and AL MVP races (1:31). Then, we invite MLB Network’s Stephen Nelson and MLB.com's Sarah Langs to draft a Frankenstein MLB playoff team—each person builds the best team possible by picking a lineup, a starting pitching rotation, a bullpen, a manager, and a team “vibe” from the remaining teams in the playoff hunt (17:46).Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan ShustermanGuests: Sarah Langs and Stephen Nelson
The playoff picture is starting to come into focus. We revisit some of our previous playoff conversations to discuss where the Yankees stand, who will grab the final NL wild card spots, and how the playoff bubble plan will affect those teams once they get there (1:11). Then, we are joined by Vanderbilt ace and top college pitching prospect Kumar Rocker to discuss choosing Vanderbilt, his legendary no-hitter in the College World Series, what he admires about the game of baseball as it stands today, and more (26:19). Finally, we close with the Good, the Bad, and the Uggla and this week’s moment of baseball joy (48:58).Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan ShustermanGuest: Kumar Rocker
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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