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Ducksnort Baseball Podcast
66 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
88: Astros Fallout and Hot Stove Takeaways
Greg and Wayland are back to discuss the fallout from the Astros cheating scandal, including the firings of A.J. Hinch, Alex Cora, Carlos Beltran, and Jeff Luhnow. We contrast their rule-breaking to the steriod era and compare the resulting actions from MLB. Plus we look at 6 takeaways from the biggest moves of the offseason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
87: R.I.P. 2019 Season
Greg and Wayland look back on the end of the 2019 World Series, including their EXTREMELY wrong opinion from May that the Nats were done. We also look ahead to the free agencies of Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, and Anthony Rendon, and discuss the Cubs’ David Ross hiring. Plus we consider the end of a decade of baseball: what will we remember from the 2010’s? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
86: The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals
With only three teams left in the hunt for the 2019 World Series, Greg and Wayland discuss whether the Nationals have a shot against the superior-on-paper Astros and Yankees. Plus: is it a mistake that both AL teams are going with a bullpen game in Game 6 instead of turning to Gerrit Cole or Luis Severino on short rest? Then we talk about whether Joe Maddon is the right man for the Angels’ complicated managerial job. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53 minutes | Oct 12, 2019
85: The LDS in Review
Greg and Wayland review this year’s extremely exciting Division Series round of the playoffs, including collapses from the Dodgers and Braves, continuing disappointment for the Twins, and domination by Gerrit Cole. Then we preview how things could go in the next round. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
66 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
84: Playoffs Picks and Manager Mayhem
The playoffs have officially begun! Relive the crazy Nationals-Brewers ending as Greg and Wayland experience it live, while making their playoff and World Series predictions. Plus we recap the quickly spinning the manager carousel, and Wayland gives his thoughts on the end of the Joe Maddon era at Wrigley. And quick thoughts on the end of the 2019 regular season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
83: Injuries and Front Office Turnover
Christian Yelich, Javier Baez, Jose Ramirez, and Shohei Ohtani are among the stars that are out for the rest of the season/playoffs because of injury. The Ducksnort boys discuss how the playoff races are being affected, and speculate whether baseball’s shift towards higher effort swings and pitches means we’ll see stars go down more often. Plus we analyze the Red Sox’ surprising firing of GM Dave Dombrowski just 10 months after winning a World Series. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
82: The Under-25 Draft
The Ducksnort boys catch up on the playoff chase, including a discussion on how the lack of close races is hurting the season as a whole, as well as the past and future of Bryce Harper. Then we draft two teams of under-25 stars to see whether the next five years of baseball are in good hands. (Spoiler alert: they are.) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
81: Meet the Mets!
The Mets are red hot, and the Ducksnort boys break down whether their streak will take them all the way to the playoffs. Plus we talk about the ridiculous starts that rookies Bo Bichette, Yordan Alvarez, and Aristides Aquino are having to their respective careers, and touch on the suddenly tight race between Minnesota and Cleveland in the AL Central. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
80: Trade Deadline Reactions
The Ducksnort boys recap an interesting if somewhat slow trade deadline, including the big deals involving Zack Greinke, Trevor Bauer, Yasiel Puig, Marcus Stroman, Shane Greene, and Mark Melancon. We also ask why the Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, and other contenders didn’t make bigger (or any) moves. Plus quick thoughts on the Reds-Pirates brawl. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
79: Buy or Sell
Live from the brand new Ducksnort studios, we pick which borderline contenders should buy and which should sell. Plus we pick some good targets for each. With thoughts on the Angels, Rangers, Giants, Diamondbacks, Padres, Rockies, Mets, Reds, and Pirates. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
78: The All-Star Break and the Trade Deadline
The Ducksnort boys break down the winners and losers from the first half, with the help of Off The Bench’s Max Frankel. We also make our picks for which teams need to make a big move at the deadline, and who they should target. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
77: All-Star Rosters and Baseball in London
The Ducksnort boys break down the All-Star rosters, including our thoughts on the new voting system, who got snubbed, and who won our bet on the vote. Then we talk about the Yankees-Red Sox series in London. Was it a success for MLB? And should they be more ambitious and creative with their plans to expand the game globally? With thoughts on Xander Bogaerts, Max Muncy, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Lucas Giolito, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
76: The Dodgers are Good, and the Rays are moving?
Wayland’s back from Peru, so Ducksnort is back in action. We update our bet on the leading All-Star vote getter, then break down the Rays’ absolutely nutty plan to split time in Montreal. Plus the Dodgers are awesome, and the rest of the NL is very closely matched: does that mean LA has an easy path to the World Series? Then thoughts on the future of analytics! Give it a listen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48 minutes | May 29, 2019
75: The Five Best Organizations in Baseball
Ranking the five best organizations in baseball when it comes to player acquisition and development, in order to wash our mouths out from talking about the Marlins last week. Plus we place a bet on who will be the leading All-Star vote getter. With thoughts on Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Paul Dejong’s surprise season, the Yankees’ struggles with health, Avisail Garcia, the Astros’ dominance and more. Programming note: We'll be off the next two weeks while Wayland visits Peru. Everyone tell Wayland to have fun. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
65 minutes | May 21, 2019
74: The Worst Teams in Baseball
We look at the Marlins, Orioles, Royals, and Tigers to figure out whose future is bright and whose is bleak (but it’s fun, we promise). Then Favorite/Least Favorite returns with the players we love and hate from the Toronto Blue Jays franchise history. With thoughts on Derek Jeter’s leadership, whether the Royals should trade Whit Merrifield or Hunter Dozier, the sad endings of Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera, and (as always) Frank Thomas. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55 minutes | May 13, 2019
73: The NL East Is Interesting
We break down the surging Phillies and the struggling Nationals, as well as argue about whether the NL East will end up with the best division race. Plus tangential conversation on the NL Central and AL East, a rant about the White Sox, and a roundup on some random MLB news. With thoughts on Edwin Jackson’s sojourn, Mike Fiers’ second career no-hitter, the NBA playoffs, Dave Martinez vs. Dusty Baker, Jason Heyward’s leadership and much more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
72: Under the Radar Teams
We take a look at the surprising under-the-radar success of the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Who’s driving these teams? And is it sustainable? Then we discuss the juiced ball, which has been introduced at AAA this year and led to a home run boom similar to the one we’ve seen in the majors the past few seasons. With thoughts on Nelson Cruz, Zack Greinke, Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Jarrod Dyson, Willians Astudillo, and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
71: The Unwritten Rules of Podcasts
We’re back from a one week suspension for violating the unwritten rules of podcasting. Greg and Wayland break down the Tim Anderson/Royals brouhaha, then dive into a variety of hawt baseball topics: how the Aaron Judge injury affects the decimated Yankees, if Christian Yelich is officially the second-best player in baseball, and what to look forward to when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. makes his major-league debut. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64 minutes | Apr 9, 2019
70: First Week Overreactions
Are the Mariners a force to be reckoned with? Will the Red Sox reach .500? Will Mike Trout be a 19-win player? Will Chris Davis ever get another hit? We take on these questions with some first week overreactions for the 2019 baseball season. Plus we pick our favorite and least favorite Minnesota Twins of all time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
77 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
69: Welcome Back, Baseball
We’re back with our first episode of the 2019 season! Greg Nix and Wayland McQueen make predictions for the playoffs, awards, and much more. Plus we review the slow offseason and the general three-way tension between labor, ownership, and fans. With thoughts on Mike Trout, Justin Verlander, Cleveland’s lack of ambition, Paul Goldschmidt, the Cubs’ and Dodgers’ wars of attrition, Eloy Jimenez, Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, the Astros’ dominance, and much more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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