The Productive Outs PRODcast

SMELL THE GLOVE!

MUSICAL GUEST: Wand

Buy "Laughing Matter" here. Stream it here.

 

HUMAN GUEST: BENNY HOROWITZ of the Gaslight Anthem, Antarctico Vespucci, and Mercy Union.

Go see Mercy Union on tour, and buy "The Quarry" here

 

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE BAD

  • We cursed the Rays and they got swept by the Red Sox, but then the Sox turned went and got swept in a DH by the Tigers
  • Bo Bichette broke his hand
  • The horrific Nick Burdi 
  • Keuchel & Kimbrel still golfing or whatever

 

THE GOOD

  • VLAD JR. GOT THE CALL! - DEBUT IS FRIDAY
  • Freddie Freeman told Tyler Bauer to can it
  • Gio to MIL
  • Mets have the same record as the Yankees, which we all predicted
  • Christian Yelich continues to destroy baseballs, esp to the opposite field 
  • Halos update: Shohei is taking BP, Cody Allen lost his job, they’ve lost 9 of 11. This is fine. 

THE UGLY

  • Which team will win their division with the largest margin? 
  • The mammoths could be going extinct: only three mammoth jacks since our last podcast.

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DeWayne Buice

 

Direct download: ep160.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

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MUSICAL GUEST: Town Portal

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE BAD

  • The Ozzie Albies extension is the worst ever
  • Chris Davis is historically bad … 
  • ... And so is Trevor Rosenthal … he’s already worth -0.7 WAR this year. 
  • Tim Anderson gets plunked

THE GOOD

  • What the hell do the Rays think they’re doing?
  • ASTROS won 10 straight 
  • Ron Kulpa, that dusty adult toddler butthole, blew another call and wore a pitch right off his big dumb face 
  • Khris Davis gets extended 
  • This week in large adult sons: Dan Vogelbach is mashing
  • SO MANY DINGERS 

THE UGLY

  • MLB has a mammoth problem

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: FREDDIE PATEK

 

Direct download: ep159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34pm PDT

WELCOME BACK, BASEDBALL!

 

MUSICAL GUEST: Low Dose

From Philly, third best city in the world. Ex Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce. Out now on Knife Hits/Brutal Panda.

Stream "Low Dose" here. Buy it here

HUMAN GUEST: Colby James, eater of the Fowl Pole

 

BASEBALL THINGS

 

  

NAME OF THE YEAR BRACKET

We handicap the only bracket that matters.

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: HUGH YANCY

 

Direct download: ep158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm PDT

GREETINGS, FELLOW KIDS

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BONUS BEVERAGE CONTENT: THE BUBLY BRACKET

 

 

 

MUSICAL GUEST: Herod - Sombre Dessein

Buy Sombre Dessein here. Stream it here

 

BASEBALL THINGS

  • TROUT!!!
  • You get an extension, and you get an extension, and you get an extension
  • Nick Senzel is just the latest prospect to get screwed by the bullshit service time rules. Read David Roth's excellent article, Does MLB Care If No One Cares?
  • Gio to the Yanks on a MiLB deal
  • CarGo to the Indians on a MiLB deal

DIVISION PREVIEWS: NL EAST

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Butch Alberts

 

 

Direct download: ep157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am PDT

GREETINGS, FELLOW KIDS

  • Thanks as always for listening. Support us on Patreon if you don’t already, or don’t.
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  • What’s new with yer bois?

MUSICAL GUEST: JPEGMAFIA

Veteran is out now.  Buy it! 

BASEBALL THINGS

  • The Atlantic League is fucking baseball up, it’s dumb as shit, and we kinda like it? 
  • Manny Machado says the Padres can’t win the division, but might be able to contend for a wild card. He’s right. 
  • Vlad Jr. out for three-plus weeks with an “oblique strain”. O RLY?
  • Joe Kelly hurt his back making Cajun food
  • Via Patreon supporter Neil Anglen: THE FOWL POLE 

OUR TOP 20 COLLEGE BASEBALL NAMES OF 2019

D1baseball.com did the heavy lifting here, and we’ve distilled it to our 20 favorites.

DIVISION PREVIEWS: NL CENTRAL

Everyone’s favorite division!

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eddie Solomon

Direct download: ep156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

 

GREETINGS, FELLOW KIDS

  • Thanks as always for listening. Support us on Patreon if you don’t already, or don’t.
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HUMAN/MUSICAL GUEST: Ryan Ferguson of No Knife

 

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Our long national nightmare is over! Hryce Barper to PHI for 13/$330m
  • Scott Boras is beyond cheesy
  • RIP in peace Royals
  • Arb dudes gettin' screwed

 

DIVISIONAL PREVIEWS: NL WEST

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: GARY LANCE

 

 

Direct download: ep155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm PDT

PATREON TEE CLUB UPDATE

  • Tees shipped this week!
  • Tour debrief!

 

MUSICAL GUEST: The Storied Northwest

Buy The Storied Northwest here. Stream it here

 

HUMAN GUEST: MICHAEL BAUMANN OF THE RINGER

 

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Manny 
  • Nole-y
  • Collusion? 
  • Sean Doolittle for MLBPA President, and the actual president TBH
  • Marwint to Twint
  • Vlad Jr. and the service time conundrum
  • Is Spring Training bad? It’s bad, we’re just so starved for NOT football
  • There are people who are not Trevor Bauer and Tim Tebow who rush to defend them online. Who are there people and why are they?

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAROLD KNOWLES

Direct download: ep154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT

HELLO AND WELCOME TO 2019 WHERE EVERYTHING IS BAD

 

PATREON TEE CLUB UPDATE

  • Tees are being printed this week, but likely will not ship until mid-Feb due to tour

MUSICAL GUEST: GREAT FALLS.

Buy A Sense of Rest here. Stream it here

BUBLY SELTZER IS GOOD. We were not compensated for this message. 

GO SEE THRICE ON TOUR with Bring Me the Horizon and Fever 333.

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Baseball is actually broken. Why is nobody signing? Is it collusion among the owners? Read Michael Baumann's excellent piece on the tough position the Players' Association is in. 
  • The Mets: also broken.
  • Kyler Murray situation? Broken. 
  • Melvin :: B.J. :: Melvin :: B.J.
  • Venezuelan batflips and the hidebound culture of baseball in the U.S.

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Greg Legg

Direct download: ep153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT

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