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80 minutes | 4 days ago
Trevor Bauer: Vigilante or Villian | Guests: Zach Hayes and Ben Clemens
Zach Hayes of Pitcher List and Ben Clemens of FanGraphs come to the Bodega to discuss whether Trevor Bauer is a baseball vigilante or just another villain? There's evidence that the answer might actually be the former. Articles referenced: ‘TREVOR BAUER MAY HAVE CONDUCTED AN EXPERIMENT’ and ‘TREVOR BAUER MAY HAVE CONDUCTED ANOTHER EXPERIMENT'by Ben Clemens, FanGraphs ‘TREVOR BAUER GETS SOME EXTRA HELP’ by Zach Hayes, Pitcher List
95 minutes | 11 days ago
MLB: Are analytics used to manipulate salaries? | Manny Acta, Seattle Mariners 3B Coach
This week, former Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather made some disparaging comments about former and current M's players. This led to his resignation and an overall conversation about service time manipulation. Manny and Luis, dissect this in their own unique way. Then, they discuss whether MLB organizations use analytics to suppress player salaries. What Gerrit Cole's comments regarding this issue and does he have a point? Finally, Mariners third base coach and founder of Impacta Kids Manny Acta joins the show!
87 minutes | 18 days ago
The thing about Jasson Dominguez | YouTuber Antonio Ortiz aka "TheAntOrtiz"
In this episode, Manny and Luis reflect on Albert Pujols' career. Why he is one-of-a-kind in the age of the slugger. Also, Shohei Ohtani is cleared to pitch in 2021. Will he be effective as a two-way player? Then, what's all the fuss overYankees prospect Jasson Dominguez? Finally, Antonio Ortiz (aka "TheAntOrtiz") joins the show to discuss his MLB Rebuilds on YouTube.
92 minutes | 25 days ago
2021 MLB Season IS HERE! | Rodney Linares, Rays 3B Coach
With Pitchers & Catchers reporting in ONE WEEK and Spring Training games set to kick off TWO WEEKS from Saturday, Manny and Luis can't contain their excitement. The 2021 MLB Season is HERE! They discuss the ongoing battle between MLB and the MLBPA, deadening baseballs, Trevor Bauer to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and more! Then, Tampa Bay Rays third base coach Rodney Linares joins the show to discuss his time in the Houston Astros system, moving to Tampa, and more!
99 minutes | a month ago
2021 MLB Season to start on time! | Tony Diaz, Minnesota Twins 3B Coach
In this episode, Manny and Luis talk Super Bowl! Then, they deliver what's happening in the world of baseball between 1/28/2021 - 2/3/2021. Also, Tony Diaz, 3B coach for the Minnesota Twins joins the show to discuss his journey from Santo Domingo to the US, coaching the likes of Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, and DJ LeMahieu, and more! Time Codes Super Bowl Predictions - Intro Signings and Trades - 09:40 2021 MLB Season Expectations - 17:07 Farewell Dustin Pedroia - 23:42 Everything Nolan Arenado - 28:48 Tony Diaz Interview - 36:14
47 minutes | a month ago
John Bitzer, Baseball Trade Values
In this episode, Manny takes a deep dive into the operation behind Baseball Trade Values. John Bitzer, founder and CEO of BTV talks about the concept behind the company, its birth, and growth. We break down trades between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies involving Nolan Arenado; whether the Cleveland Indians will Trade Jose Ramirez; what Kris Bryant's trade value is and more!
120 minutes | a month ago
A simmering hot stove? | Filmmaker Randy Wilkins
In this episode, Manny and Luis break down what's happening in the world of baseball between 1/20/2021 - 1/27/2021. Also, Randy Wilkins joins the show to discuss his love for the New York Yankees, working with legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, and why Bodegas are an institution in New York City. Follow Randy on Twitter (@Pamsson) and check out his portfolio over at pamsson.com. Trade Rumors - Intro Free Agent Signings - 07:04 The Hall of Fame - 23:00 A Sticky Situation - 49:48 Randy Wilkins - 59:15
3 minutes | a month ago
FIVE things you may not know about Hank Aaron | RIP King
Today, the world of MLB mourns the loss of one of the greatest players of all time, Henry Louis Aaron. In honor of his legacy, today Manny walks you through five major accomplishments in Hank Aaron's resume that you not have known.
44 minutes | a month ago
What is the best Co-MVP Teammate duo in MLB? | New York Yankees Bench Coach, Carlos Mendoza
In this episode, Manny and Luis talk decide who the best duo is in MLB with MVP-potential. Some examples include Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr., Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, Jacob deGrom and Francisco Lindor, and more! Stick around for our entire interview with New York Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza. Topics discussed include: leaving Venezuela, his journey through the Minors, becoming bench coach, and what went into the decision to pull Deivi García in game two of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays. Thanks for visiting Bodega Baseball! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe!
38 minutes | a month ago
New York, New York | Omar Minaya, Former New York Mets GM
In this episode, Manny and Luis talk New York sports. Is Steve Cohen the new George Steinbrenner? Will the Yankees make any more moves this offseason? We cover these topics and more! Also, Manny sits down with former New York Mets GM Omar Minaya to discuss his journey from the Dominican Republic to the longest-serving minority executive in MLB.
86 minutes | a month ago
Is Theo Epstein baseball's savior? | Luis Ortiz, Texas Rangers Hitting Coach
In this episode, Manny and Luis try to determine just how Major League Baseball thinks Theo Epstein can save the game. Included are some unique ways Epstein can try to make the game great again! Also, we talk to Luis Ortiz, the hitting coach for the Texas Rangers. We talk about the process of moving from the Dominican Republic to the states to play baseball, making it to The Show, transitioning to coaching, and more!
3 minutes | 2 months ago
Bodega Baseball: Official Trailer
¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Bodega Baseball where each week hosts Manny and Luis will delve into what's trending in the world of MLB. Join industry insiders, coaches, players, and more who also visit the bodega to discuss America's Pastime.
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