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Ringer staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with other Ringer writers, plugged-in media members, and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

Ringer staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with other Ringer writers, plugged-in media members, and insiders from the front office to the dugout.
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Ringer staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with other Ringer writers, plugged-in media members, and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

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Episodes

Mike Trout’s $430 Million Contract, Plus Over/Under Bets for All 30 Teams | The Ringer MLB Show

3/19/2019
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We react to Mike Trout agreeing to the largest contract in North American sports history, and posit that it probably doesn’t even amount to what he’s actually worth to the Angels (1:40). Then, we run through all 30 teams, division by division, and give our predictions for whether they’ll go over or under their predicted win totals in the Las Vegas sports books (30:08). Finally, we give a few enticing futures bets for the 2019 season (63:55). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram

Duration:01:11:53

Texas–St. Louis World Series Game 6, 2011: A Special Sports Rewatchables | The Ringer MLB Show

3/14/2019
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Michael Baumann is joined by Mallory Rubin to discuss Game 6 of the 2011 World Series in a special 'MLB Show'–'Rewatchables' crossover. The two break down how different baseball looked just eight years ago, the managerial blunders that potentially altered baseball history, the mythmaking performance of David Freese, and more. Hosts: Michael Baumann and Mallory Rubin

Duration:01:29:35

How Has Pitcher Usage Fundamentally Changed the Game We Love? | The Ringer MLB Show

3/12/2019
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We run through some of the news of the past week—including a two-pound chicken tender being offered at the Texas Rangers’ stadium, Vlad Guerrero Jr. getting injured, and Adam Jones finally landing with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2:00). Then, in the final installment of our preseason trend series, we discuss the ways that pitch speed and selection, as well as pitcher usage, training, and health have drastically altered the way baseball is played in just the past five years (32:00). Hosts:...

Duration:01:03:25

The Bryce Harper Welcome Tour and Marc Normandin on Labor Relations in MLB | The Ringer MLB Show

3/5/2019
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With a few more days to process the news and observe how Bryce Harper is being received in Philadelphia, we go deep on the structure of his contract, the immediate returns on ticket and merchandise sales, and the now-stacked NL East (2:20). Then, Marc Normandin joins the podcast to discuss the current state of labor relations between players and owners, what the future holds for the next CBA negotiations, and the history of owner collusion that led us to this point (38:16). Hosts: Michael...

Duration:01:04:50

Bryce Harper to the Phillies Emergency Podcast | The Ringer MLB Show

2/28/2019
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After months of speculation, Bryce Harper has finally signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, to the tune of 13 years and $330 million—the most total money for a contract in MLB history. We give our immediate reactions to the length of the contract, the backlash, the Phillies' team-building strategy, and more. Hosts: Michael Baumann, Zach Kram

Duration:00:25:52

Nolan Arenado's Rockies Extension and Rob Arthur on Data in Baseball | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 170)

2/26/2019
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We take a look at Nolan Arenado’s eight-year, $260 million deal with the Colorado Rockies and the recent run of extensions this offseason — including Aaron Hicks and Miles Mikolas (3:42). Then freelance journalist and data consultant Rob Arthur joins the show to talk about how fast analytics are changing in baseball, how accurate our assumptions about players are, and what this might mean in the future for the on-field product and front-office decision-making (37:22). Hosts: Michael...

Duration:01:11:01

Manny Machado Is a San Diego Padre. All It Took Was $300 Million. | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 169)

2/19/2019
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We reconvene the 'MLB Show' to discuss the biggest move of the offseason: Manny Machado's breaking the hot stove dry spell by signing the largest free-agent contract in baseball history. Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Duration:00:52:47

The Mariners Go Back-to-Back With Blockbusters to the Mets, Phillies | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 168)

12/3/2018
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We break our hiatus to discuss the Mariners selling their roster pieces off. First, Robinson Canó and Edwin Diaz to the Mets for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, and prospects (1:00). Then, Jean Segura and two relievers to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana (14:00). Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram

Duration:00:27:24

Early Offseason Roundup and MLB’s Messy Political Ties | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 167)

11/27/2018
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Josh Donaldson lands in Atlanta (2:20), most teams in the league are looking to blow it up (11:40), and Kyler Murray has a big decision to make (28:25). Then, where did MLB go wrong with Cindy Hyde-Smith and what does it do from here? (39:10). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Duration:01:01:52

The Great James Paxton Debate | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 166)

11/20/2018
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Is Paxton the top-10 pitcher the Yankees need? Plus, Adrián Beltré's two-decade career has come to an end, assessing the state of the Cy Young and MVP races, and wondering what the hell is going on on Bryce Harper’s head.

Duration:00:53:03

Parsing the Allegations Against the Mariners | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 165)

11/13/2018
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Dr. Lorena Martin’s accounts of sexism and racism inside the Seattle Mariners front office (2:03), some early offseason trades (14:11), Rookie of the Year (29:22), and Joe Mauer sailing off into the sunset (46:22). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Duration:00:56:44

Where Do We Want the Top Free Agents to Go? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 164)

11/6/2018
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A rapid-fire look at offseason news headlines — including Clayton Kershaw re-upping with the Dodgers and the Mets hiring Brodie Van Wagenen to be their GM (3:07). Then, a breakdown of the notable free agents and where they fit best (33:44).

Duration:01:02:40

The Red Sox Have Won Their Fourth World Series of the Century | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 163)

10/29/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by fellow staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss the ease with which Boston dispatched Los Angeles to win its fourth World Series of the century (1:30). Then, the three discuss what this means for generational ace Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers going forward (40:32).

Duration:00:58:41

The Red Sox Have Taken Control of the World Series | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 162)

10/25/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by fellow staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss the dominance of the Red Sox lineup through Games 1 and 2 of the World Series (1:15). Then, the trio discuss some leaguewide hiring news, including the three managerial hirings and the Mets’ GM search (44:26).

Duration:00:52:14

The 2018 World Series Preview | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 161)

10/22/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to look back at the Dodgers’ triumph over the Brewers in the NLCS (2:26) and discuss the most prominent upcoming storylines of the World Series (12:42). Then they give their World Series predictions and MVP picks (47:06).

Duration:00:56:04

The Red Sox Have Flipped the Script. Will the Dodgers Meet Them in the Fall Classic? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 160)

10/19/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by fellow staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to break down Game 6 (and possibly 7) of the NLCS (1:18). Then, the three give a postmortem on their “Astros in five games” prediction (30:00).

Duration:01:01:48

Playoff Kershaw Is Snakebitten Again, Plus the Red Sox Are Still Alive in the AL | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 159)

10/15/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss another substandard playoff start from Clayton Kershaw, Dave Roberts’s strange roster choices, and a shaky Brewers bullpen (1:53). Then, they wonder whether Red Sox ace Chris Sale can get over a stomach illness that dampened his Game 1 start, and whether the Red Sox offense can keep the team alive in Houston (35:13).

Duration:00:55:02

Is the World Series Headed For a Rematch? Previewing the Championship Series | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 158)

10/11/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to predict storylines and key players for the AL and NL Championship Series, including whether the Red Sox stand a chance against the juggernaut Astros (8:40), and whether Milwaukee’s vaunted bullpen will look human against a deep Dodgers lineup (27:26).

Duration:00:49:25

Red Sox–Yankees ALDS Recap With Bill Simmons and JackO | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 157)

10/10/2018
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gleefully calls his buddy JackO, a Yankees fan, to discuss Boston's win over New York in the 2018 ALDS.

Duration:00:33:46

The Red Sox vs. Yankees Power Shift, Plus Can the Dodgers Be the Brewers’ Kryptonite? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 156)

10/9/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss the shortcomings of Yankees manager Aaron Boone against his counterpart Alex Cora (2:25). Then, they recap the disappointing performance gaps in the NL Division Series and wonder whether the Dodgers and Brewers will match up more evenly (28:33).

Duration:00:50:04