The Productive Outs PRODcast
PRODcast 82: Johnny Lazor - Superhero, Pornstar or Crappy Baseballer?

John. Paul. Lazor. You can only DREAM of having a name that awesome!

Today's show is dedicated to his illustrious name and lackluster career. It goes like this. 

- The open, wherein we talk about stuff (0:00-4:00)

- The emails, wherein we read yours (4:45-34:35)

- Musical guest: TYCHO. Buy "Awake" here. (35:20-38:10)

- Baseball things! (38:10-1:07:30)

  • The Red Sox suck, or at least they did
  • Giancarlo Stanton does NOT get cheated
  • Manny Ramirez: Player/Coach
  • Someone stole Hunter Pence’s scooter. Really.
  • Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter (but against the Phillies, so...)
  • Those goddamn Memorial Day hats
  • George Springer is the new hotness & the Evan Drellich Astros story

- Musical advice: Starting a baseball-themed band. Hmm, I think we might have some advice for you! (1:08:05-1:17:35)

- Up next/goodbye. (1:17:35-1:23:36) Thanks for listening!

Direct download: PRODcast_82_-_Johnny_Lazor_-_Superhero_Pornstar_or_Crappy_Baseballer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm PDT

PRODcast 81: Eddie Guardado, Guardadoer of Leads

We've got an absolutely action-packed show for you. Guardadon't touch that dial!

- The open (0:00-4:03)

- The emails (4:40-25:17)

- The musical guest: Toronoto's own SMARTBOYS (26:00-30:55)

- The human guest: the triumphant return of Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus! (30:55-55:50)

- The baseball stuff: (56:30-1:15:22)

  • Not only are the baseball gods taking our pitchers, but they’re taking our Jose Abreus
  • One pitcher they haven’t taken is Johnny Cueto, who is out of his mind right now

  • The Tigers are dominating

  • Puig is still Puiggin’, but it’s not helping (Giants are freakish)

  • Dodgers minor leaguers be fightin’. Miguel Olivo went Mike Tyson on Alex Guerrero

  • The Angels are good, but the A’s are better.

  • Welcome home, Stephen Drew

  • Question posed by SI Twitter: Which position player would you want to see on the mound?

- What's next/farewell (1:16:00-1:20:00)

Thaks for listening! We appreciate it, desperately. 

Direct download: PRODcast_81_-_Eddie_Guardado__Guardadoer_of_Leads.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

PRODcast 80: That's Not A Scouting Grade

Hi, everyone! This is our 80th show. Thanks for all yuor support over the years. If you can, please rate and review us on iTunes. That would be super-sweet. 

Here's how PRODcast 80 breaks down:

- Open (0:00-4:00)

- Emails (4:44-29:30)

- Musical guest: YOUNG WIDOWS. Buy 'Easy Pain' (30:06-35:55)

- Teh baseball tihngs: (35:55-54:11)

  • We're a quarter of the way through the season. Surprises? Brewers, Marlins, Dodgers, Angels, Rays?

  • Mike Trout is striking out a lot

  • Poor Brandon Belt

  • JOSE FERNANDEZ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Will you see “Million Dollar Arm”? (No.) 

- Musical advice: How do you get musicans to notice you?? (54:47-1:03:00)

- Wrap it up, B. (1:03:00-1:05:06)

Direct download: PRODcast_80_-_That_Is_Definitely_Not_Our_Scouting_Grade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT

PRODcast 79: Jose Abreu Is A BEAST

How lucky are we that one of the few 79s to ever play the game is absolutely destroying Major League Baseball right now? Answer: very. 

Jose Abreu, you guys. He's reeeeeeallllllll good. 

And here is the show that bears his number and name!

- The open. We welcome you to the show and wax poetical on Abreu briefly. (0:00-5:00)

- The emails. You people all need psychiatric help. (5:44-29:11)

- The musical guest: WOVENHAND. Buy 'Refractory Obdurate' here. (30:00-34:00)

- The human guest: Matt Sussman of Baseball Prospectus, SB Nation, and elsewhere. I still don't know what curling is. (34:00-52:45)

- Baseball things! (53:24-1:15:25)

  • It's an even year, so the Giants are good
  • AL East: parity or parody?
  • Are the Marlins for real? (Nah.)
  • Nolan Arenado and the under-25 All-Star team
  • Tulo os out of his goddamn mind, and Charlie Blackmon isn't far behind him 
  • Oh, Yasiel. Please don't try and run through any more walls, K? 
  • Uhhh.. K-Rod? You know this is 2014 and not 2004, right? 

- The outro. Bye, y'all! (1:15:25-1:23:08)

Direct download: PRODcast_79_-_Jose_Abreu_Is_a_Beast.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:27pm PDT

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