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PRODcast 85: In retrospect, Lastings Milledge might have had some makeup issues

PRODcast 85 is dedicated to our two patron saints, Lastings Milledge and Tony La Russa. May they both bless you and keep you and may their lights shine upon you forever. 

 

Here's how 85 breaks down:

- Open (0:00-8:00)

- Your wacky emailz (8:45-30:45)

- Musical guest: COMET CONTROL. Buy "Blast Magic" here. (31:30-34:00)

- Human guest: Melissa Lockard of OaklandClubhouse.com (34:00-55:00)

- The baseball things (55:50-1:18:55)

  • Josh Byrnes got canned as GM of the Padres

  • Carlos Correa … NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • The Angels BLOLpen is still a mess

  • The Brewers might actually be legit

  • Wacha and Garcia to the DL for the Cards

  • Phils sign Grady Sizemore to a minor league deal because of course they do

  • The Rangers … the poor Rangers

  • Bronson Arroyo could be next in line for TJ surgery  

- Puig Destroyer updates (1:21:30-1:26:15)

- Goodbye and thank you for listening!


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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

PRODcast 77: Reggie Willits, White Male

Good stuff this week (as opposed to what we normally offer you). Let's get right to it. 

- Open (0:00-4:40)

- Emails (5:25-28:35)

- Musical guest: THOU. Buy Heathen here. (29:20-34:43)

- Human guest: Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Info and ESPNNY.com  (34:43-49:12)

- Baseball talk (49:50-1:21:55)

  • Gerrit Cole is not a fan of Carlos Gomez’s triple-pimping

  • Bartolo Colon “hitting” is the best thing that’s happened to baseball in a while

  • The “transfer” "rule"

  • The Bryce Harper benching 

  • Dbacks Status: Astros; Astros Status: #CUBES

  • Chris Sale is broken

  • Albert joins the 500 club

- Riley is going to run a half-marathon, like a moron. Please consider supporting him! (1:22:43-1:28:52)

- Goodbye!

Direct download: PRODcast_77_-_Reggie_Willets_-_White_Male.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PST

PRODcast 73: Ricardo Rincon (Dick Corner) & The Death of the UCL

We're back after yet another li'l break. Sometimes life just happens, y'know? 

- The open feat. Dick Talk (0:00-6:40)

- Canada-free emails (7:15-30:00)

- Musical guest: DEAD RIDER (30:45-34:35)

- Baseball talk! (34:35-1:02:20)

  • TJ surgery for everyone!
  • Aroldis Chapman, ugh.
  • Australian ballbase?
  • Ian's Cactus League recap!
  • Holy shit, Mike Trout.

- Musical advice (1:03:05-1:26:05)

- See you next time! Thank you! 

Direct download: PRODcast_73_-_Ricardo_Rincon_AKA_Dick_Corner_and_the_Death_of_the_UCL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

PRODcast 70: George Kontos has the worst birthdays

Clever intro goes here.

- Open (0:30-3:30)

- Emails (4:00-28:00)

- Musical guest: DAUGHTERS (28:30-33:00)

- Human guest: Sarah Colonna (33:00-1:03:00)

- Baseball talk! (1:03:25-1:19:10)

  • Pitchers and catchers are about to report (to play golf) 
  • 2014 PECOTA projections
  • Lingering free agents 
  • Freedie Freeman extension

- Musical advice: re. artists you follow and trailblazers who don't get the credit they deserve (1:20:00-1:33:30)

- What's coming up: BP Annual and Puig Destroyer (1:33:30-1:37:00)

- If you made it this far, thanks!

BUY A DAUGHTERS RECORD.

Direct download: PRODcast_70_-_George_Kontos_has_the_worst_birthdays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

PRODcast 69: Heh.

Sixty-nine, get it? Heh heh. 

This is our Dekalb, IL-themed show. We've got music from WEEKEND NACHOS and an interview with the late, great Kevin Goldstein. We cordially invite you to listen. 

- Open

- Emails

- Musical guest: WEEKEND NACHOS

- Spectral humanoid interview: Houston Astros' Director, Pro Scouting Kevin Goldstein 

- Baseball stuff!

- Musical advice! Great questions, questionable answers

- Farewell

Direct download: PRODcast_69_-_Heh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PST

PRODcast 68: Where Angels Go To Die

Hey, happy new year! There's still no baseball though, so we have another lackluster show for you. Just kidding, all of our shows are lackluster! 

But here's how it went. 

- The open

- The emails

- The music: CAPSULE

- Those crazy Cespedes Family Barbecue kids!

- The baseball talk: really just us yelling about the Halll of Fame, you can probably skip this part

- The farewell

Thanks for your continued support during the horrible long winter that is no baseball. 

Direct download: PRODcast_68_-_Where_Angels_Go_to_Die.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

PRODcast 67: Mike Zagurski Is a Professional Athlete

GREETZ, PEEPZ. We have a fantastical episode for you. Whether you like music and baseball, or baseball and music, there's something for every one! Here's how it breaks down:

- The open, where we open

- The emails, where crazy people write to us and we read what they wrote

- The musical guest: This time it's San Francisco psych-poppers WOODEN SHJIPS. Their fourth full-length, "Back to Land," is out now on Thrill Jockey. And it's on Keith Law's Best of 2013 list. ...

- ... which is relevant because Keith Law is our guest this week. He talks baseball and music and past, present, and future with us. 

- Then there's the baseball talk:

  • Michael Morse is a giant, both literally and figuratively
  • Kevin Towers is gutting his farm system
  • Grant Balfour is taking his steakheaded rage to Bawlmore
  • Yankees trade money to the DL for Brian Roberts
  • Masahiro Tanaka is in limbo
  • Raul Ibanez to Los Angeles of Anaheim

- Music Talk: Instead of advice, this episode we disgust our top 10 records of the year. There's some convergence and some of whatever the other thing would be. 

- Then there are the sad goodbyes until next calendar year! Thank you for everything. 

Episode errata:

Direct download: PRODcast_67_-_Mike_Zagurski_Is_a_Professional_Athlete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PST