The Productive Outs PRODcast

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MUSICAL GUEST: GATECREEPER

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HUMAN GUEST: Andy McCullough of the Athletic talks poker conspiracies, Dodger meltdowns, and Gerrit Cole and collects his fourth PRODcast challenge coin. 

OTHER BASEBALL THINGS

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: SKIP JUTZE

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MUSICAL GUEST: BONNIESONGS. Buy "Energetic Mind" on Bandcamp here. Stream it on Spotify here.

HUMAN GUEST: JAMES YASKO - ASTROS COUNTY

– THE BASEBALL THINGS – 

  • THE POSTSEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!!
  • HOP ABOARD THE OL’ MANAGERIAL CAROUSEL
  • RED SOX TEARING IT ALL DOWN?

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: THAD BOSLEY

 

Direct download: ep170.mp3
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MUSICAL GUEST: LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS

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HUMAN GUEST: We talk to Hardball Talk's Craig Calcaterra about the Barves, the rest of the NL East, and James (the band, not the person).

 – THE BASEBALL THINGS – 

 THE GOOD

  • TWINT CLINCH
  • ASTROS and DODGERS vie for the best record
  • AL wild card and NL Central are down to the wire!
  • Will the A's finally do the thing??

THE BAD

  • The poor Cubes AKA Cuns
  • The METS will probably have ROY and CY winner and still be THE METS. 

THE UGLY

  • Bryce & the Phillies & the mental illness that is sports fandom

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MOOSE HAAS

  


Direct download: ep169.mp3
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MUSICAL GUEST: Self Evident. Stream "Endings" here. Buy it here.

– THE BASEBALL THINGS – 

THE GOOD

  • Astros the first to 100, Yanks second, the ALCS is gonna be bonkers
  • Braves clinch
  • NL Central race
  • The fucking A’s are still doing it, nobody knows how
  • Gerrit Cole is killing it and is gonna get PAAAAAAID
  • Pete Alonso is mashing 
  • Acuña is 40/30 (psst he’s also 21)

THE BAD

  • Mike Trout OUT 
  • Christian Yelich OUT 
  • Shohei Ohtani OUT  

THE UGLY

  • Domingo German arrested for domestic violence 
  • Felipe Vazquez arrested for child sexual abuse

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: SID MONGE

 

Direct download: ep168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

LET’S TALK TO IT

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    • Baseball Stars - 1Sw, 1Sb, 1Mw, 2Mb, 1XLb
    • Topps - 3M, 1L, 1XL
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MUSICAL GUEST: Sheer Mag

Buy "A Distant Call" here. 

 

HUMAN GUEST: MATTHEW ELLIS of BASEBALL PROSPECTUS, A HOPE FOR HOME, and PhD collecting

 

– THE BASEBALL THINGS – 

THE GOOD

  • NOTHING IS HAPPENING IN BASEBALL. Holy shit, this is the worst. 3 more weeks of this shit.
  • Could we have two unanimous ROYs? 
  • Christian vs. Roxane
  • AFL rosters are out!

 

THE BAD

  • Lebron James thinks Ken Griffey Jr. has the greatest swing. Great. Neeeeext
  • Who are the five worst qualified batters in the bigs this year according to fWAR?
  • Also, Jeff Mathis has an wRC+ of 6. Six! His OPS+ is 13. 


THE UGLY

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: SHERMAN CORBETT 

 

Direct download: ep167.mp3
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LET’S TALK TO IT

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MUSICAL GUEST: CLOUDKICKER, Unending

HUMAN GUEST: Andy McCullough of THE ATHLETIC??!

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • Can we talk about how insane Yordan Alvarez is for a sec?
    • In a lesser sense Aristedes Aquino?
  • Per David Adler’s article: What’s more likely?
    • Yelich: First 50-30 in history?
    • Acuña: 40-40?
    • Alonso: Rookie HR record?
    • Tatis: Youngest batting champ?
  • * BONUS ROUND *
    • Race to 100 Ls: O’s vs. Tigers
    • Race to 100 Ws: Dodgers vs. Yankees vs. ‘Stros

THE BAD

  • Bryce Harper is a two win player
  • RIP Fernando Tatis Jr  

THE UGLY

  • Chris Davis is bad and tried to fight his manager
  • Tim Beckham got banged for StanozoLOL

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: U.L. WASHINGTON

Direct download: ep166.mp3
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LET’S TALK TO IT

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  • Riley’s back from tour and your Patreon tees are shipping this week. Thanks for your patience.
  • Ian’s back from an awesome looking UK/EUR turr with Neurosis, Yob, Town Portal & more.

FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • Waterloo Seltzers
  • Lacroix Hi-Biscus 

MUSICAL GUEST: Little Simz

Buy and/or stream 'Grey Area' here

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • The Trade Deadline!
    • Greinke 
    • Reds/Indians/Pads megadeal
    • Rays doin’ Rays things
    • The usual suspects (NYY, BOS, LAD) did nothing?
  • Trout, Yelich, Bellinger!
  • Vlad is finally looking like Vlad
  • Dustin May’s debut in LA – like a pre-steroid Carrot Top meets Jack Skellington or Waluigi
  • Vince Velazquez is a kick-ass … outfielder?
  • Divisional races are heating up

THE BAD

THE UGLY

  • The Reds & Pirates are still fighting

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAVE GOLTZ

Direct download: ep165.mp3
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FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • BK Impossible Burger

MUSICAL GUEST: CAVE IN (with bonus Nomad Stones!)

 

HUMAN GUEST: Bill Parker of the Internet, TWIBHistory, and THE LAW

  • TALKIN TWINT

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • MadBum vs. Mad Max
  • College World Series Update. The new names are here!

THE BAD

 

THE UGLY

  • Josh Donaldson is a butthole
  • Alex Cobb done for the year

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DENNIS KINNEY

 

Direct download: ep164.mp3
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SPONSOR BREAK - Muscle Buddies Deltoid Glaze

FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • Beyond Tacos
  • Aussie Brekkie Game

MUSICAL GUEST: BIG BRAVE 

Stream "A Gaze Among Them" here. Buy it here

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • The Yankees, and the TWINT
  • All-Star Stuff
  • The Draft
  • Dream HR Derby Field
  • COLLEGE WORLD SERIES!!!

 THE BAD

  • The ballpark netting debate – 4-y/o girl got hit last week
  • Kimbrel to the Cubes
  • Keuchel to BARVES 

THE UGLY

  • RIP Andrew McCutchen
  • The mammoths were extinct, but they’ve made a comeback
  • Special guest appearance by Craij Groldstein

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kevin Buckley

 

 

 

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LET’S TALK TO IT

SPONSOR BREAK - Muscle Buddies Deltoid Glaze

FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • Riley gets flavor blasted.
  • Ian gets hopped up on Yerbae

MUSICAL GUEST: PILE

 

HUMAN GUEST: David Roth of Deadspin and the Internet

 

Let’s Recall Several Baseballmen: The Cards

  

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • The Reds and the Padres are cool and fun.
  • Shohei is BACk, baby. 
  • Whoooooole lotta grand slams. The most ever, in fact!
  • Joey Gallo and Hunter Pence hitting monster bombs.
  • Mike Fiers threw a no hitter and no one cared 

THE BAD

  • Kenley and Joe Kelly broken. 

THE UGLY

  • It would appear that a governor has been put on the mammoth machine, however smashes and jacks appear to be on a rampage, and moonshots have made a move as well.
  • This whole Bellinger to the OF to make sure he doesn't dive is hilarious 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bartolomé Fortunato

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SMELL THE GLOVE!

MUSICAL GUEST: SPOTLIGHTS

Buy "Love and Decay" here. Stream it here

HUMAN GUEST: Mike Petriello, STATCAST

THE BASEBALL THINGS

Read the Red Ass Article

THE GOOD

  • Luke Voit & Cody Bellinger

THE BAD

  • O’s, Marlins, and Gaints

THE UGLY

Chris Sale is winless (and a red ass)

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mickey Klutts

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SMELL THE GLOVE!

MUSICAL GUEST: Wand

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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BONUS BEVERAGE CONTENT: THE BUBLY BRACKET

 

 

 

MUSICAL GUEST: Herod - Sombre Dessein

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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
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GREETINGS, FELLOW KIDS

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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
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GREETINGS, FELLOW KIDS

  • Thanks as always for listening. Support us on Patreon if you don’t already, or don’t.
  • Didja get yer tees?

 

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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