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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth

KHOU 11 Sports Anchor Jason Bristol and former major league scout Jeremy Booth provide their unique perspective on the Houston Astros, big league baseball and scouting amateur and professional players in this regularly scheduled podcast.

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.17 (September 26, 2019)

Extra Bases is back in full swing after Jeremy returns from Fenway Park and New Balance Future Stars Series International Week: 00:40-1:35 Jeremy sums up New Balance Future Stars Series International Week in two words 1:40-2:25 Major League teams attending International Week 2:26-4:18 Reviewing the American League pennant winners; Oakland A's success led by General Manager David Forst 4:19-6:44 Carlos Correa's back woes 6:45-9:31 Our belief that Toro should be on the postseason roster, even before Correa's back issues 9:32-12:16 Which one should the Astros re-sign: George Springer or Gerrit Cole? 12:17-19:34 Jeremy can't stop replaying the 2011 First-Year Draft; how he fell in love with Anthony Rendon 19:35-23:00 Should baseball broadcasters mention when a no-hitter is in-progress? 23:01-25:46 Jeremy's personal JUCO experience with a no-hitter and teammate Keith Ginter 25:47-30:13 The biggest threat to the Astros during the postseason? 30:19-31:26 Answering listener question: which players make the postseason roster? 31:27-33:15 New Balance Future Stars Series International Week & alumnus Grayson Rodriguez 33:16-36:05 Top prospects at New Balance Future Stars Series International Week 36:06-43:24 High-character prospect: pitcher Mick Abel and Abel honoring his commitment 43:25-46:00 Jeremy's message to prospects at New Balance Future Stars Series International Week 46:01-48:40 More top prospects at New Balance Future Stars Series International Week Watch the entire episode: https://youtu.be/Mb7Vudd0P_U

50mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.15 (August 29, 2019)

On this episode of Extra Bases: 0:20-4:21 Previewing New Balance Future Stars Series International Week, featuring the top amateur prospects in the world, to be played in September 4:22-6:15 Reviewing past International Week participants who were picked the first round of First-Year Player Draft 6:16-7:57 Jeremy's game plan for hosting International Week & fulfilling the needs of major league teams in attendance 7:58-12:28 The process teams go through in deciding which players are called up when rosters expand on September 1; assessing at-bats for both Josh Reddick and Kyle Tucker during the month of September 12:29-13:20 Reddick using a towel drill to snap out of a slump 13:21-16:01 Cardinals fire popular assistant hitting coach Mark Budaska 16:02-20:33 Jeremy defends Orioles GM Mike Elias for dismissing 11 scouts 20:34-25:34 Jeremy hears the Astros may be looking into hiring 'traditional' scouts again 25:35-28:59 Why all of baseball feels for Blake Bivens, who's wife and son were killed in Virginia Watch the entire episode: https://youtu.be/vZuoe33KROU

29mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.16 (September 11, 2019)

Topics discussed on this episode of Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, include: 00:35-3:20  Jeremy prepares for New Balance Future Stars Series International Week; highlights shortstop Kristin Munroe, 15, from the Bahamas 3:21-5:45 Scouting motto "Let it come to you, let the bodies come to you" 5:46-7:25 Injury to Brewers OF Yelich 7:26-12:20 What could the Astros do to try and figure out what's wrong with Wade Miley? 12:21-18:20 Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Pete Rose becomes the 'Hit King;' Jeremy following the Red Sox and Yankees on the scouting trail 18:30-21:16 Playoff debate: Toro or Tucker on the Astros' postseason roster 21:20-25:35  Assessing Kyle Tucker's at-bats during his second stint with the Astros 25:36-27:39 What about Preston Tucker, Kyle's older brother? 27:40-29:44 Former Mariners prospect D.J. Peterson vs. Kris Bryant. Peterson now playing for Sugar Land Skeeters Watch the entire epsiode: https://youtu.be/5n2JVFkg_Cc

31mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 3.4 (April 26, 2020)

KHOU 11 Sports Anchor Jason Bristol and former major league scout Jeremy Booth provide their unique perspective on the Houston Astros, big league baseball and scouting amateur and professional players in this regularly scheduled podcast. 0:51-2:51  "They didn't do anything near what the Astros did," explains Jeremy Booth. Examining the Red Sox punishment from Major League Baseball versus the Houston Astros' discipline. 2:52-5:24 The Red Sox passed along MLB's instructions and that's a big difference, says Jason Bristol 5:25-8:09 Did the Boston players not know they were breaking the rules? 8:10-11:40 Minor League Baseball contraction 11:41-18:22 What's inside Jeremy Booth's scout school, a program he's developing. "It will be affordable," he says.

19mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 3.3 (April 7, 2020)

KHOU 11 Sports Anchor Jason Bristol and former major league scout Jeremy Booth provide their unique perspective on the Houston Astros, big league baseball and scouting amateur and professional players in this regularly scheduled podcast. 0:30-3:45 Examining MLB's options for the 2020 season 3:46-5:20 Could there be a date in which baseball will decide not to play in 2020 5:21-8:25 Bristol likes the idea of a shortened season; could make sport more compelling 8:26-12:42 Why is the media only now putting a microscope on past Houston drafts under Jeff Luhnow regime 12:43-14:19 Astros will likely have issues after 2020 14:20-16:30 What's it been like for Jeremy planning New Balance Future Stars Series events during COVID-19 pandemic? 16:31-17:44 Booth pushes panic button Astros outlook during August 12, 2018, airing of SportsExtra

19mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 3.2 (February 26, 2020)

00:41-2:47 Breaking down the 'argument' that all teams steal signs and that Major League Baseball believes the Red Sox and Yankees are untouchable 2:48-4:44 Will the 2018 Red Sox be disciplined? 4:45-5:35 Astros owner Jim Crane and the culpability of Houston's front office 5:36-11:11 Will Dusty Baker's unfamiliarity with the players hurt Houston early in the 2020 season? How will Houston's win-now approach mesh with James Click's long-range plan 11:12-11:54 Jeremy has heard the Astros have a mandate: hire more scouts 11:55-14:38 Thank goodness for Houston's international scouting group because without it, the Astros would be in big trouble 14:39-17:47 Will the Astros have any players voted into the All-Star game? 17:48-20:14 Booth believes the Astros should have traded George Springer before MLB report was issued because the system is missing high-ceiling impact prospects (also discusses Seth Beer) 20:15-20:59 How will the Astros deal with the vitriol from opposing fans? 21:00-26:00 Are the Angels and A's in position to overtake the Astros in the AL West?

27mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 3.1 (February 26, 2020)

Jeremy Booth and Jason Bristol return for 2020 with this first podcast of season three in which the two address everything relating to the Houston Astros' cheating and sign-stealing scandal. 00:45-6:20 Jeremy Booth on MLB's punishment for the Astros and Houston's systemic culture issue. Jeremy believes the Astros' punishment was 'light' 6:21-13:08 Booth reacts to MLBPA head Tony Clark's comments on technology and culture 12:09-20:10 Sign-stealing payoff? Alex Bregman's monthly splits from 2017 and his future; impact on opponents 20:11-23:27 Astros front office culture and working conditions within the Houston organization

25mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.21 (November 27, 2019)

0:45-5:32 Three biggest issues facing the 2020 Houston Astros 5:33-8:30 Jason's favorite available free agent: Drew Pomeranz 8:31-15:52 What happens if the mystery surrounding the Astros' sign-stealing saga isn't over by spring training? 15:53-19:00  Forrest Whitley: can be counted on in 2020? 19:01-21:20  Yordan Alvarez and the 'sophomore slump' 21:21-22:02 Jeremy's message to Houston baseball fans (Editor's note: This podcast was recorded on November 21, 2019)

23mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.20 (November 21, 2019)

Jason and Jeremy analyze the Astros' sign stealing saga and Major League Baseball's current investigation into the matter. 1:15-3:10 Guessing when MLB will wrap up its investigation? 3:11-8:25 History of baseball scandals 8:26-11:15 Will the investigation hamper Astros' pursuit of free agents 11:16-20:04 How has industry reacted to Jeremy's SportsExtra comments  20:05-22:38 Which is more likely: the alleged sign-stealing system originated with a player or the front office

23mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.19 (October 10, 2019)

Its a special Extra Bases podcast on the field after the Astros clinch the ALDS with a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays with Jason Bristol, Jeremy Booth and KHOU 11 anchor/reporter Matt Musil. This podcast includes analysis of the series as well as postgame interviews with Gerrit Cole, Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley and Justin Verlander.

23mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.18 (October 3, 2019)

Jason and Jeremy analyze the first week of the ALDS and baseball playoffs. 0:30-4:40 What scares you most about the Tampa Bay Rays? 4:41-6:11 Importance of winning Game 1 with Justin Verlander 6:12-10:01 Picking the other Divisional Series 10:02-10:45 Three reasons why the Astros will win the ALDS 10:46-12:01 Three reasons why the Astros may lose the ALDS 12:02-17:43 How the Rays are unorthodox 17:44-23:41 Why the Astros and Rays don't make deals with each other 23:42-24:46  Rays past drafts 24:49-30:55 Preview of league award winners and managerial changes

32mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.14 (August 22, 2019)

This week's episode of Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth examines everything newsworthy involving the Astros, Justin Verlander and Major League Baseball. 00:25-1:10 Jeff Passan's report on gas station sexual-enhancement pills and the warning from Major League Baseball 1:11-3:01 How Ryan Pressly's injury and surgery affects the Astros 3:02-6:02 The Astros have recalled Abraham Toro. Why is Kyle Tucker still in the minors? 6:03-8:22 Kyle Tucker's situation reminds Jeremy Booth of former top prospect J.D. Drew 8:23-12:01 Tucker will play in a regular role when he's ready and the Astros know Tucker best 12:02-15:24 Abraham Toro is the latest find by scout Jim Stevenson 15:25-17:00 Scouting the junior college ranks 17:01-27:22 How the Houston Astros handled Justin Verlander's issue with a Detroit beat writer is not a good look for the Astros Watch in the entire episode: https://youtu.be/d82fFG4ovY4

28mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.13 (August 15, 2019)

It's a special 'Relievers Are Volatile' edition of Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth. 0:20-3:02 What's wrong with Roberto Osuna? 3:03-5:24 Have the Astros diagnosed what's wrong with Osuna? 5:25-6:47 How would Jeremy Booth the catcher approach a reliever about that reliever's struggles 6:48-9:27 Leftovers from the Astros-Diamondbacks trade involving Zack Greinke, Seth Beer, J.B. Bukauskas, Josh Rojas and Corbin Martin, via Jeremy's scouting sources 9:28-11:57 Jeremy's a 'bitter' ex-scout, according to Twitter   11:58-16:09 Drafting in the back of the first round limits a team's ability to re-stock its farm system 16:10-19:33 Beer and Bukauskas in the Southern League vs. Texas League 19:34-22:24 Jeremy's 2013 scouting report on Oakland Athletics' prospect A.J. Puk 22:25-25:56 Jeremy's work 'suit' and what Jeremy needs to do for his television work on KHOU 11 News and Sports Extra Watch the entire episode: https://youtu.be/HCTmi_XVVXM

27mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.12 (July 31, 2019)

Jeremy and Jason take an inside look at the Astros' deals before Major League Baseball's trade deadline on July 31.  00:15-3:43 Instant reaction to the Zack Greinke trade with Arizona 3:45-6:40 Would you rather have Greinke or duo of Keuchel and Morton? 6:41-7:25 Greinke's impact late in postseason games 7:26-11:29 How did the Astros get three players from Toronto Blue Jays 11:30-12:33 Preferred means of communicating for front offices leading to deadline 12:35-14:07 Greinke's deal happens two minutes before deadline 14:08-15:17 Arizona's haul of Beer, JB Bukauskas and Corbin Martin 15:18-18:20 Prospects behind Kyle Tucker and Forrest Whitley 18:21-21:02 Martin Maldonado's role with Astros 21:03-23:59 Are the 2019 Astros better than 2018 Astros? 24:00-25:11 Other deadline winners in the American League 25:12-25:50 Grading Jeff Luhnow's effort on deadline day Watch the entire episode: https://youtu.be/-kPbR2615w4 Watch Jeff Luhnow's news conference: https://youtu.be/_UosZq0K-DQ

26mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Extra Bases with Bristol & Booth, Episode 2.11 (July 25, 2019)

0:45-8:10  Jeremy Booth responds to Astros fans on Twitter who criticized Jeremy for saying the Houston minor league system is 'empty' 8:11-12:55 Jason Bristol provides examples of Booth praising the Astros moves 12:56-25:52 Jeremy Booth responds to Astros fans on Twitter who criticized Jeremy for saying the Houston minor league system is 'empty' and called his take 'inaccurate.' 25:53-30:05  Moves involving Tyler White and Tony Kemp 30:06-34:30  Which teams should sell and which teams should buy at the trade deadline 34:31-38:30 Which pitcher should the Astros target: Bumgarner, Bauer, Stroman or Mike Minor? Watch the entire episode: https://youtu.be/wgOBF8utqvc

49mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #15