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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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Love the show

By Caleb Brett Hamilton - Oct 10 2019
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Great content and personalities; y’all desperately need to upgrade your sound equipment

For baseball geeks

By jimdrinkz23 - Jul 31 2019
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Best baseball podcast even if you’re not a stoolie. Good combo of info and fun.

iTunes Ratings

2392 Ratings
Average Ratings
2179
61
28
14
110

Love the show

By Caleb Brett Hamilton - Oct 10 2019
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Great content and personalities; y’all desperately need to upgrade your sound equipment

For baseball geeks

By jimdrinkz23 - Jul 31 2019
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Best baseball podcast even if you’re not a stoolie. Good combo of info and fun.
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Starting 9

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

Rank #1: Starting 9 Episode #20: Andrew Benintendi

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, along with insight on Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, Shohei Ohtani's damaged elbow, Manny Machado rumors, the relief pitcher market explosion and, of course, questions from the listeners. We also check in on Jared'd well-being. 

Dec 14 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #2: Starting 9 Episode #24: David Eckstein & Kevin Frandsen

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features two separate interviews: one with 2-time World Series champion David Eckstein, and the other with former MLB player, friend of Dallas Braden and current radio voice of the Phillies, Kevin Frandsen. Dallas and Jared also get into the Gerrit Cole traded-or-not-traded saga, Starlin Castro's request to be traded out of Miami, Dave Cameron leaving Fangraphs to join the Padres and we answer questions from the listeners!

Jan 11 2018

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Rank #3: Starting 9 Episode #111 - Marcus Stroman

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with certified stud, Blue Jays ace and 2019 All-Star Marcus Stroman. Dallas and Jared discuss their reactions to watching the Angels combined no-hitter and the night honoring Tyler Skaggs, a night no one will forget. The crew also dives into the news/transactions of the week (Bailey, Cashner, Scherzer, Molina), checks in on a handful of important standings-related questions and answer a bunch of questions from the #groundscrew. And a bonus story about laying down the law at the grocery store.

Jul 16 2019

2hr 46mins

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Rank #4: Starting 9 Episode #100 - Alex Bregman

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode - the 100th in the podcast's history - features n interview with return guest and budding AL MVP candidate Alex Bregman. Dallas and Jared also give love to the #groundscrew for the support across 100 episodes, run through the news of the week (Bruce, Gallo, McCutchen, Freeland), hit on the MLB Draft, “give some love” to a wide array of players, including Griffin Canning, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Xander Bogaerts, Austin Riley and others. The crew also dives into a batch of Twitter questions in this celebration of the best baseball podcast going.

Jun 04 2019

2hr 52mins

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Rank #5: Starting 9 Episode #114 - All-Time Player Draft

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features what many listeners have long been asking for: the all-time player draft. Dallas, Jared, and JayHay draft their all-time starting nine's - one player per position, including SP and a wild card DH spot, with the entire history of baseball as their draft pool. Who was the first pick? What current players made the cut? Did Jared take any Red Sox players? Dallas any Athletics? The crew also dives into the news of the week and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Jul 25 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #6: Starting 9 Episode #82 - Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw & Eric Thames

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an extended, casual sit-down conversation with a trio of Milwaukee Brewers - reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames, who joined Dallas and Jared from Spring Training in Arizona. Nearly every possible topic was covered. In addition, the crew hits on the news of the week (Adam Jones, Kyle Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Vlad Jr, etc), while also beginning their Division Preview series, starting with the AL West and the NL Central. Dallas and Jared wrap it all up by answering Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Mar 13 2019

3hr 28mins

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Rank #7: Starting 9 Episode 143 - Rick Ankiel

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former MLB pitcher and hitter Rick Ankiel, who chats with Dallas and Jared for the first time since the 2017 All-Star Game in Washington DC. The crew gets into the Astros sign-stealing/cheating scandal that's been reported by The Athletic; Dallas and Jared review their pre-season awards pick with the first two coming on Monday and Tuesday and the Cy Young announcement on Wednesday and the MVP on Thursday; and Jared delivers his Stockton, California essay - one that's worth the wait.

Nov 13 2019

2hr 12mins

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Rank #8: Starting 9 Episode #80 - Nolan Arenado

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a bucket list interview with Rockies superstar and newly-extended Nolan Arenado, who sat down with Dallas and Jared during the #SpikesUpTour in Arizona at the start of Spring Training. Arenado gets into a wide variety of topics, including his time on Team USA and the World Baseball Classic, Troy Tulowitzki's impact early on during his career, the upcoming 2019 Rockies season and much more. The crew also breaks down the new Arenado record-setting contract extension, while Dallas and Jared discuss the overall experience in Arizona Spring Training. 

Feb 28 2019

2hr 3mins

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Rank #9: Starting 9 Episode 146 - Mike Moustakas

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with newly-minted member of the Cincinnati Reds, Mike Moustakas. The crew breaks down all the trades and transactions surrounding the non-tender deadline, discusses Cole Hamels to the Braves, the idea of Zack Wheeler to the Phillies, Dallas and Jared answer Twitter questions and much more!

Dec 04 2019

2hr 24mins

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Rank #10: Starting 9 Episode #53 - Mookie Wilson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 1986 World Series winner and baseball legend Mookie Wilson, who reminisces about 1986, what could have been with that team's core, the modern game and much more! Dallas and Jared also break down about a dozen trades that happened leading up to the deadline, the Athletics tying the Mariners for the 2nd AL Wild Card spot, the Nationals mess (Kintzler, Kelley, Harper) and Chris Sale heading to the DL. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #Groundscrew, while also providing 60 seconds of ranting on their favorite teams in America's favorite new segment, The Homer Minute. 

Aug 02 2018

2hr 4mins

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Rank #11: Starting 9 Episode #73 - Groundscrew Appreciation Podcast

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is for the #Groundscrew - we spend hours answering questions of all kinds from our loyal listeners - from who would win a baseball tournament where you could bring back dead franchise legends, to childhood celebrity crushes, the best places to watch a game, to playing FMK with various housing structures, this podcast has it all. The crew also gets into the transactions of the week - David Robertson to the Phillies, Zach Britton back to the Yanks, Kelvin Herrera to the Southside of Chicago, and we sneak in the late-night signing of Yasmani Grandal to the Brew Crew. 

Jan 10 2019

3hr 4mins

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Rank #12: Starting 9 Episode #90 - Groundscrew Appreciation Pod

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode starts off with a comprehensive breakdown of the Tim Anderson-White Sox-Royals situation from Wednesday, before moving fully into the 2nd edition of the Groundscrew Appreciation podcast - we answer a ton of Twitter questions from the listeners, while also bringing back the Homer Minute for a few good minutes of ranting. 

Apr 18 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #13: Starting 9 Episode #94 - No Hitters, Sale’s Renaissance and Cubs Walk-Offs

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is all over the place - Mike Fiers no-hitter, the anniversary of Dallas' perfect game, Chris Sale's blistering Wednesday performance, the Cubs consecutive walk-offs, tantalizing weekend series previews (Dodgers/Nationals, Rays/Yankees, Brewers/Cubs). The crew also dives into a new batch of the Homer Minute voicemails, and the Thursday's betting segment (brought to you by PointsBet) returns with another dose of wise advice.

May 09 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #14: Starting 9 Episode #84: Josh Donaldson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with a white wale of a guest - former AL MVP and current Atlanta Brave Josh Donaldson. The crew also hits on the wave of big-money extensions for some of the game's biggest stars - Sale, deGrom, Goldschmidt, Verlander among them - while also finishing up the Division Preview series with the AL East and NL West. The crew wraps up by making picks for the main awards in 2019 - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. Happy baseball!

Mar 28 2019

2hr 23mins

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Rank #15: Starting 9 Episode 142 - Ross Stripling, World Series Recap & Offseason Openers

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features over 2 hours worth of content: a recap of the World Series and the newly-crowned Washington Nationals; an interview with Dodgers righty Ross Stripling; Strasburg opt-out, Chapman extension; and opening thoughts on the offseason, free agency and what lies ahead.

Nov 04 2019

2hr 12mins

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Rank #16: Starting 9 Episode #92 - Casey Mize

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with #1 overall pick and current top prospect for the Detroit Tigers, Casey Mize, also the author of a no-hitter in his Double-A debut. Dallas and Jared reflect on the Red Sox/Athletics series in Boston, and also hit on the biggest news of the week - Vlad Jr's debut week, CC Sabathia reaching 3,000 strikeouts, Corey Kluber's injury. The crew also goes division-by-division to break down the 1st month of the awesome, and Dallas and Jared give you some betting tips on the second edition of the new gambling segment.

May 02 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #17: Starting 9 Episode #98 - Dansby Swanson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with Braves stud shortstop and former #1 overall pick Dansby Swanson. Dallas and Jared also get into Cody Bellinger, the Twins, the Athletics, the news of the week (Luke Weaver, George Springer, Dustin Pedroia), talk a little Dan Vogelbach, Paul DeJong, Nolan Arenado, the Indians All-Star representative, the Rangers - and much more!

May 28 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #18: Starting 9 Episode 132 - Christian Yelich

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a return of the most frequent guest in Starting 9 history, the reigning NL MVP and face of the Milwaukee Brewers, Christian Yelich, who talks the 2019 season, the Brewers fight for the postseason, his unfortunate injury, the ESPN the Magazine Body Issue and much more. Dallas and Jared also talk the clinches that occurred over the last 48 hours (Nationals, Brewers, Twins), along with the AL Wild Card and the failure of the Indians to get the job done. The crew shows some love to Sonny Gray and Jake Odorizzi, while also answering Twitter questions from the grounds crew.

Sep 26 2019

1hr 40mins

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Rank #19: Starting 9 Episode #74 - Cody Bellinger

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2-time National League Champion Cody Bellinger, who talks his approach to hitting, reflects on the last two Dodgers seasons and talks about whether or not Babe Ruth called his shot. Dallas and Jared also touch on the signings and transactions of the week (Ottavino, LeMahieu, Dozier, Martin, Grandal), we get Dallas' thoughts on the Kyler Murray situation, and the crew answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jan 18 2019

2hr 11mins

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Rank #20: Starting 9 Episode #95 - Cal Ripken Jr.

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special returning guest - Hall of Famer, the Ironman, Cal Ripken Jr, who comes back into the Starting 9 interview room for a second time to chat about anything and everything baseball, and what he continues to be up to in his post-playing career. The guys also run through some news of the week (goodbye Miguel Andújar), the return of the PointsBet betting segment, Twitter questions and more!

May 16 2019

1hr 37mins

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Starting 9 Episode 152 - Astros, Cora Get the Hammer

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is a significant one: the crew digs into the fallout from the punishments of the sign-stealing scandal that has enveloped the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox and others, including the firings Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch, loss of draft picks, fines and more (as well as the subsequent decision by the Red Sox to part ways with manager Alex Cora). In addition, we have some actual hot stove action to discuss, headlined by the Twins agreeing to 4-year deal with Josh Donaldson, as well as several other transactions (Sano, Nova, Rays/Cardinals trade, etc). Dallas and Jared also answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Jan 15 2020

1hr 43mins

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Starting 9 Episode 151 - All-Decade Draft

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the highly-anticipated All-Decade Draft, where each of the 3 podcast participants - Dallas, Jared and Justin - draft their Team of the Decade (much like the All-Time Draft from this past summer). The crew also breaks down the transactions from the week, as well as the latest development in the electronic sign-stealing scandal that has now touched the Red Sox and others.

Jan 08 2020

1hr 55mins

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Starting 9 Episode 150 - Jennie Finch

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. this week's episode features an interview with the legendary Jennie Finch, who joined the boys at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. The crew also gets into some debate over the 'team of the decade' and the 'pitcher of the decade'; runs through some minor transactions over the last week; discusses the year that was for baseball and S9 in 2019; and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Dec 31 2019

1hr 20mins

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Starting 9 Episode 149 - Ryu, Keuchel & More

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's holiday episode features all the latest transactions, including the two biggest: Dallas Keuchel to the south side of Chicago and Hyun-Jin Ryu to Toronto. Dallas and Jared also tackle some lesser moves, including Julio Teheran (Angels), Edwin Encarnacion and Gio Gonzalez (White Sox), Dellin Betances (Mets), Maikel Franco (Royals), Kole Calhoun (D-Backs), Justin Smoak (Brewers), Travis Shaw (Blue Jays) and many more. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Dec 27 2019

1hr 18mins

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Starting 9 Episode 148 - Ryan Howard & Winter Meetings Wrap

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former NL MVP and Phillies legend Ryan Howard. The crew also breaks down all the deals signed or the trades made since the last pod: Rendon to Angels, Bumgarner to Arizona, Kluber to Rangers, Pham to San Diego, Treinen to LA, Didi to Philly and many more. Dallas and Jared also get into the revised marijuana rules, answer Twitter questions and a lot more

Dec 18 2019

2hr 16mins

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Starting 9 Episode 147 - Yankees Sign Cole

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else gives you. This week's episode comes to you live from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, with arguably the biggest domino falling on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning, and this crew breaks it all down: Gerrit Cole to the Yankees for 9 years and over $300M. That and more on the newest edition!

Dec 11 2019

1hr 7mins

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Starting 9 Episode 146 - Mike Moustakas

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with newly-minted member of the Cincinnati Reds, Mike Moustakas. The crew breaks down all the trades and transactions surrounding the non-tender deadline, discusses Cole Hamels to the Braves, the idea of Zack Wheeler to the Phillies, Dallas and Jared answer Twitter questions and much more!

Dec 04 2019

2hr 24mins

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Starting 9 Episode 145 - Nolan Arenado

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a return visit and interview with Rockies superstar Nolan Arenado. The crew also discusses their experience at the Easton conference, the rash of signings and trades that's occurred over the last week (Grandal, Abreu, d'Arnaud, Gibson, Pomeranz, etc), they answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew and debate the first-ever All-MLB Team candidates.

Nov 28 2019

2hr 5mins

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Starting 9 Episode 144 - Together in LA

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Jared and Dallas together in person, with The Rocket blasting off to join Dallas in California. The duo chats the ongoing Astros scandal, the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot featuring Derek Jeter (and others), the White Sox signing for Yasmani Grandal, the latest offseason rumors and Jared's slow pitch softball experience and much more!

Nov 22 2019

1hr 50mins

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Starting 9 Episode 143 - Rick Ankiel

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former MLB pitcher and hitter Rick Ankiel, who chats with Dallas and Jared for the first time since the 2017 All-Star Game in Washington DC. The crew gets into the Astros sign-stealing/cheating scandal that's been reported by The Athletic; Dallas and Jared review their pre-season awards pick with the first two coming on Monday and Tuesday and the Cy Young announcement on Wednesday and the MVP on Thursday; and Jared delivers his Stockton, California essay - one that's worth the wait.

Nov 13 2019

2hr 12mins

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Starting 9 Episode 142 - Ross Stripling, World Series Recap & Offseason Openers

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features over 2 hours worth of content: a recap of the World Series and the newly-crowned Washington Nationals; an interview with Dodgers righty Ross Stripling; Strasburg opt-out, Chapman extension; and opening thoughts on the offseason, free agency and what lies ahead.

Nov 04 2019

2hr 12mins

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Starting 9 Episode 141 - Sean Casey & WS Game 6

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with The Mayor - Sean Casey of MLB Network, who recalls some absolutely hysterical stories from his time in the game. Dallas and Jared also break down the Astros clean sweep of Games 3-4-5 in Washington DC, what to expect in the potentially epic Game 6 showdown between Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander, and lots more related to the World Series. The crew also touches on some firings and hirings - Neal Huntington in Pittsburgh, Larry Rothschild in the Bronx and Chaim Bloom in Boston.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 10mins

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Starting 9 Episode 140 - Carlos Peña & Nats Up 2-0

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features an interview with former MLB slugger and current MLB Network analyst Carlos Peña, who talked his career, the World Series and much more. Dallas and Jared also get into all the good stuff: the first 2 games of the World Series, the Nationals epic postseason run to the point, the rise of Juan Soto, the disappointment of Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg's arrival, the Astros assistant GM controversy, as well as the new managerial hires across MLB - Joe Girardi (Phillies), Jayce Tingler (Padres) and David Ross (Cubs).

Oct 24 2019

1hr 45mins

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Starting 9 Episode 139 - Aaron Boone & World Series Preview

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with Yankees manager Aaron Boone; the preview of the World Series; some hot and tasty nuggets about this year's Fall Classic; a discussion on what happened in the ALCS and final thoughts on the Yankees; and much more!

Oct 22 2019

1hr 23mins

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Starting 9 Episode 138 - ALCS, NLCS & Maddon

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a recap of the Nationals sweep of the Cardinals in the NLCS; a look at the first three games of the ALCS, and how it projects moving forward for tonight's Game 4 between Astros and the Yankees; a review of Joe Maddon's hiring by the Angels, and the other available managerial openings and candidates. And, of course, an oral book report on the city of Oakland.

Oct 17 2019

1hr 15mins

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Starting 9 Episode 137 - Dave Roberts

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts. Dallas and Jared also break down the ALCS after Sunday night's thrilling walk-off home run from Carlos Correa evened the series at 1-1, with Gerrit Cole/Luis Severino on deck for Game 3. The crew also breaks down the NLCS, with the Nationals up 2-0, which resumes on Monday evening with Stephen Strasburg and Jack Flaherty on the bump. The crew also answers some Twitter questions from the #groundscrew, along with some managerial interview observations.

Oct 14 2019

1hr 37mins

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Starting 9 Episode 136 - NLDS Recap: Meltdowns & Beatdowns

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a late-night reaction to the Nationals comeback (and Dodgers meltdown) and all the players: Kershaw, Kendrick, Kelly, Soto, Roberts, Jansen. Dallas and Jared also discuss the Cardinals beatdown of the Braves in Game 5, and preview Thursday's decisive Game 5 between the Astros and Rays.

Oct 10 2019

1hr 26mins

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Starting 9 Episode 135 - Mark DeRosa

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with MLB Network's Mark DeRosa, who breaks down the postseason in the way only he can (and much more). Jared and Dallas recap the Yankees sweep of the Twins, the Rays forcing a Game 4 vs the Astros, Justin Verlander going on short rest, the upcoming decisive Game 5's in the NLDS and a lot more.

Oct 08 2019

2hr 6mins

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Starting 9 Episode 134 - AL Wild Card Recap + Division Series Previews

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a recap of the Rays 5-1 Wild Card win over the Athletics, with Dallas front-and-center for another tough Oakland loss. The crew also previews each of the four division series - with two starting Thursday (Cardinals/Braves, Nationals/Dodgers) as well as the series that start Friday (Twins/Yankees, Rays/Astros).

Oct 03 2019

1hr 11mins

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Starting 9 Episode 133 - NL Wild Card Reaction + Trey Mancini

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode is HOT AND FRESH out of the oven, with live and immediate reactions to the Nationals thrilling, come-from-behind win over the Brewers in the NL Wild Card Game. The crew also breaks down Wednesday's AL Wild Card matchup between the Athletics and Rays, while also serving up an interview with Baltimore Orioles stud Trey Mancini.

Oct 02 2019

1hr 29mins

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Love the show

By Caleb Brett Hamilton - Oct 10 2019
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Great content and personalities; y’all desperately need to upgrade your sound equipment

For baseball geeks

By jimdrinkz23 - Jul 31 2019
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Best baseball podcast even if you’re not a stoolie. Good combo of info and fun.