The Productive Outs PRODcast
PRODcast 103: Tommy John Gone Done Did It Again

Quick and dirty episode for you this week. Here it go:

 

- The open (0:00-2:12)

- The musical guest: TORCHE. Buy RESTARTER here.  (2:50-5:35)

- EMAILS (5:35-20:10)

- A belated HOT TAKE (20:10-24:10)

- Baseball stuff! (24:50-43:55)

  • Riley's return to the diamond!
  • Yu Darvish goes down :(
  • Hunter Pence too :((
  • And the Josh Hamilton situation, ugh :(((
  • Ned Yost's favorite Radiohead album is ___________. 
  • Baseball Prospectus under new ownership

- Musical advice: Band names that evoke their music? Bonus baseball question: Acceptable jersey/shirsey wearing? (44:35-55:20)

- Old school player of the week: LEE MOTHERFUCKIN’ TUNNELL (55:20-1:03:20)

80 DADHAT, 80 DADGLASSES, 55 BEARD, 30 CHIN, 70 DORKBUILD

Quite possibly the beta version of Eric Sogard

Pitched six years in the bigs with the Pirates, Cards & Twins as a starter and reliever. 22-28, 4.23 ERA, 1.477 WHIP. He was also busted for soliciting an internet prostitute, and being an outspoken advocate for Christianity. WHOOPS.

Comps are nobody you’ve ever heard of, but some plus-plus-names including …

Yank Terry (977)

Dutch Levsen (973)

Doyle Lade (973)

Bert Husting (971)

Al Santorini (971)

Direct download: PRODcast_103_-_Tommy_John_Gone_Done_Did_It_Again.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm PDT

PRODcast 102: Yorn Mawncawder Is A Red Sawk

(0:00-3:30) The open

(4:27-9:20) The musical guest: BABY BOY. Buy 2015 here

(9:20-14:47) The Pipin'-Hot Take of the Week: Mat Latos, Kind of a Dick.

(15:30-35:45) We Read from the Electronic Mail Sac 

(36:20-56:10) The Baseball Blather

  • Sam & Ben are running an independent baseball team this summer -- The Sonoma Stompers

  • MONCADA to BoSOX (Jerry Remy will pronounce his name “YORN MAWNCAWDER”)

  • Pitchers and catchers report! Beat writers are taking horrible photos.

  • Didja hear? A-Rod’s back!

  • BJ Upton is changing his name to Melvin

  • John Axford’s Oscar predictions – 18 for 18 in 2014.  How'd he fare in 2015?

(56:10-1:01:11) The Old School Player of the Week: WARREN BRUSSTAR

Gaze upon his holy visage. 

Brusstar played nine seasons with the Phillies, White Sox and Cubs as a reliever. 28-16, w/ a 3.51 ERA, 14 saves, 1.360 WHIP. He was drafted four (!) times, has an incredible merm, a 70-grade scowl, 70-grade DADHAT, and a serious plustache.

Direct download: PRODcast_102_-_Yorn_Mawncawder_Is_A_Red_Sawk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm PDT

PRODcast 101: The Other One With Woj

Welllllll... this one is a littl rough around the edges, like a feral cat or a fringe-y prospect. But hang with it and we're sure you'll see the upside. Behold, it's PRODcast 101: The Other One with Woj!

 

0:00-2:50 -- The open

3:15-7:10 -- The musical guest: Title Fight. Buy HYPERVIEW here.  

7:10-13:45 -- The pipin' hot take: Leave college baseball's balls alone

14:20-24:00 -- Your emails

24:00-54:25 -- Jason Wojciehowski, co-editor of the Baseball Prospectus Annual, A’s ESPN Sweet Spot Blogger, co-host of the Back Of The Bullpen podcast, Lawyer, owner of several ties.

55:00-1:13:38 Baseball blather! 

  • Medium-Sized Regular Season Game James to the Padres

  • The Tigers are hurting; luckily for them they plat in the worst division in baseball

  • Josh Hamilton is Josh Hamiltoning the shit out of his stay with the Halos

  • 54-year-old Julio Franco to player-coach a semi-pro team in Japan 

  • Yoan Moncada is like Yasiel Puig times Yoenis Cespedes and your team probably isn't going to get him

1:14:10-1:17:10 -- Not Jose Mota's Skymall Item of the Week: An exclsuive of the Productive Outs PRODcast. This week: The Giant Male Silverback Gorilla Statue

1:17:10-1:20:30   -- The Old-School Player of the Week: Nino Espinosa

 

80 DADHAT, 80 AFRO, 70 STACHE, ZERO FUCKS GIVEN

RHP - 8 years in the bigs with the Mets, Phillies and Blue Jays from 1974 to 1981. Career record of 44-55, ERA of 4.17, WHIP of 1.362. Comps: Bob Milacki and John Lannan.

 

THANKS FER LISSNIN'! 

Direct download: PRODcast_101_-_The_Other_One_with_Woj.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm PDT

PRODcast 100: We Didn't Get Hired by Major League Teams

The long-awaited, moderately outated, almost certainly hated PRODcast 100 for your earholes!

We're shooting for a shorter, tighter show in 2015 and this here's the maiden voyage. It goes like this: 

(0:00-3:50) The intro!

(4:23-7:50) The musical guest: STURGILL SIMPSON. Buy "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" here

(7:50-13:30) The Pipin' Hot Take: Rob Manfred's proposal to outlaw the shift. 

(13:10-32:05) Your emails.

(32:45-57:03) The baseball blather:

  • The Cubes' moves

  • The Padres' overhaul

  • The A’s fire sale and subsequent rebuild

  • Astros land Gattis, move Fowler, look (dare we say … ) good?

  • Scherzer to the Nats

(57:40-1:03:00) Ask a Musician: Should a band attempt to continue once it's lost a founding member/frontperson?

(1:03:00-1:08:40) We are joined by a Very Special Guest!

(1:08:40-1:13:03) Wherein we profess our love for Rowland Office and bid you a fond farewell. 

Please subscribe on iTunes and stitcher, and rate and review us! Thanks for your kind indulgence. 

Direct download: PRODcast_100_-_We_Didnt_Get_Hired_by_Major_League_Teams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT