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A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

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A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

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751 Ratings
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Informative but boring

By Nolan461 - Oct 29 2019
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Overall this podcast is ok. The host and his guest are knowledgeable about the game and provide valuable insight, but there’s little to no entertainment value.

Great baseball podcast

By connorbrooks10 - Jul 18 2019
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I love Ben on the pod and think everyone brings a good view of what’s going on around the league.

iTunes Ratings

751 Ratings
Average Ratings
522
66
47
39
77

Informative but boring

By Nolan461 - Oct 29 2019
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Overall this podcast is ok. The host and his guest are knowledgeable about the game and provide valuable insight, but there’s little to no entertainment value.

Great baseball podcast

By connorbrooks10 - Jul 18 2019
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I love Ben on the pod and think everyone brings a good view of what’s going on around the league.
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The Ringer MLB Show

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A rotating cast of Ringer staff members break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with plugged-in media members and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

Rank #1: Red Sox–Yankees ALDS Recap With Bill Simmons and JackO | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 157)

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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons gleefully calls his buddy JackO, a Yankees fan, to discuss Boston's win over New York in the 2018 ALDS.

Oct 10 2018

33mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 48: All Aboard the Raines Train

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Inspired by ‘Rogue One,’ The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann pick the former players they’d like to see CGI’d back into their primes. Then they bring on Jonah Keri of CBS Sports to discuss his Hall of Fame philosophy and stump for Tim Raines. Lastly, they talk to WHOOP CEO Will Ahmed about the results of a large-scale study in which minor league players wore his company’s fitness tracker when they weren't on the field.

Dec 19 2016

53mins

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Rank #3: AL and NL Wild Card and Divisional Series Previews | The Ringer MLB Show

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Ahead of the start of the 2019 playoffs, we preview the National League (2:00) and American League (29:29) first rounds, including each league’s wild card game. Then, we answer a mailbag full of playoff questions (52:46).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Guests: Bobby Wagner

Oct 01 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #4: Manny Machado Is a San Diego Padre. All It Took Was $300 Million. | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 169)

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We reconvene the 'MLB Show' to discuss the biggest move of the offseason: Manny Machado's breaking the hot stove dry spell by signing the largest free-agent contract in baseball history.


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Feb 20 2019

52mins

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Rank #5: The Yankees Advance, the Astros Hit a Speed Bump, and the Dodgers Might Have Found Their Equal | The Ringer MLB Show

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We wonder whether the American League divisional series are all but over as the Yankees sweep the Twins and the Astros tab Justin Verlander to start Game 4 (1:00). Then, we analyze the National League divisional series as they stand now, both tied at 2 and headed for fifth games (28:31).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Oct 08 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: The Truth About (the Original) Ty Cobb (Ep. 92)

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The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Freddie Freeman's performance at third base so far (00:30), the Nationals' trade for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson (02:00), and Matt Holliday's weekend baserunning adventure (06:15). Then, with "Ty Cobb" recently trending for a surprising reason, they talk to Charles Leerhsen, author of 'Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,' about why the baseball legend was not the cruel, cutthroat racist he's widely believed to be (12:00), how that misconception started (26:30), and what we can learn from how hard it's been to debunk Cobb's bad reputation (49:30).

Jul 17 2017

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Rank #7: The Mariners Go Back-to-Back With Blockbusters to the Mets, Phillies | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 168)

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We break our hiatus to discuss the Mariners selling their roster pieces off. First, Robinson Canó and Edwin Diaz to the Mets for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, and prospects (1:00). Then, Jean Segura and two relievers to the Phillies for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana (14:00).

Hosts: Michael Baumann and Zach Kram

Dec 04 2018

27mins

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Rank #8: MLB Trade Deadline: Zack Greinke, Yasiel Puig, Trevor Bauer Trades Save a Slow Deadline | The Ringer MLB Show

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We break down the 2019 MLB trade deadline, which began with fringe moves involving relievers like Mark Melancon, but ended with Zack Greinke moving to the Astros and making them the World Series favorite. Plus, we recap the Trevor Bauer–for–Yasiel Puig trade, which broke the day before the deadline.


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zack Kram

Jul 31 2019

38mins

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Rank #9: The Red Sox vs. Yankees Power Shift, Plus Can the Dodgers Be the Brewers’ Kryptonite? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 156)

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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss the shortcomings of Yankees manager Aaron Boone against his counterpart Alex Cora (2:25). Then, they recap the disappointing performance gaps in the NL Division Series and wonder whether the Dodgers and Brewers will match up more evenly (28:33).

Oct 09 2018

50mins

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Rank #10: The Mets Are at Dysfunction DEFCON 1 | The Ringer MLB Show

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We detail the latest week in Mets mania (1:10), wonder how Lance Lynn became possibly the best pitcher in baseball (26:15), and try to make sense of MLB’s plan for international expansion—specifically theLondon series and the Rays' early plans for a Montreal/Tampa Bay crossover (39:39).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh

Guests: Katie Baker, Craig Edwards

Jun 25 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: The State of the Padres, Plus: Do the Yankees Have the Most Stacked Lineup Ever? | The Ringer MLB Show

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The Yankees traded for Edwin Encarnación this weekend and expect to get Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge back soon. Is this the deepest home-run-hitting lineup of all time (1:30)? Then we check in with MLB.com Padres beat writer AJ Cassavell about the state of baseball in San Diego as it continues to be more interesting than it has been in years (18:54). Finally, we do our annual checkup on Clayton Kershaw’s status as the ace of his generation and wonder whether he’ll age as nicely as lefties like Tom Glavine have (40:00).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Guest: AJ Cassavell

Jun 18 2019

59mins

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Rank #12: MLB Trade Deadline Preview: The Line Between Buyers and Sellers Is Blurry | The Ringer MLB Show

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We break down which teams should have their chips in the center of the table (1:00), which teams should be trying to maximize the value of their stars (30:34), and which teams maybe shouldn’t do either.


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Jul 29 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: Trade Deadline Action Is Off to a Modest Start. Plus: The Phillies Are Spiraling. | The Ringer MLB Show

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Contending teams have started to make modest moves for rotation help and extra bats in the lineup—are larger moves coming down the road or will this be a slow July (0:52)? Plus, the Phillies are in a state of turmoil on the field that could lead to one off (22:58), while the Giants have overperformed expectations to the point that it might throw a wrench in their plans to trade stars like Madison Bumgarner (38:24).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Guest: Meghan Montemurro

Jul 16 2019

57mins

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Rank #14: The Red Sox Have Flipped the Script. Will the Dodgers Meet Them in the Fall Classic? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 160)

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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by fellow staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to break down Game 6 (and possibly 7) of the NLCS (1:18). Then, the three give a postmortem on their “Astros in five games” prediction (30:00).

Oct 19 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #15: Why Don’t Teams Stop Trading With the Astros? | The Ringer MLB Show

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The new trade deadline has produced a waiver market similar to the NBA's—what does this mean for teams trying to build around the edges (0:55)? Plus, the Mets have been the hottest team in baseball since the All-Star break (21:41), and the Astros continue to win lopsided trades with noncontenders (43:50).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Guest: Jarrett Seidler

Aug 06 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #16: Early Offseason Roundup and MLB’s Messy Political Ties | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 167)

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Josh Donaldson lands in Atlanta (2:20), most teams in the league are looking to blow it up (11:40), and Kyler Murray has a big decision to make (28:25). Then, where did MLB go wrong with Cindy Hyde-Smith and what does it do from here? (39:10).

Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Nov 28 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: Where Do We Want the Top Free Agents to Go? | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 164)

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A rapid-fire look at offseason news headlines — including Clayton Kershaw re-upping with the Dodgers and the Mets hiring Brodie Van Wagenen to be their GM (3:07). Then, a breakdown of the notable free agents and where they fit best (33:44).

Nov 06 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #18: The Home Run Derby Was the Most Exciting Baseball Moment Since the World Series | The Ringer MLB Show

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We break down the Vlad Guerrero Jr. show that was the Home Run Derby (1:11) before calling up FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen to talk about what stood out to him at the MLB Futures Game (17:44). Then, to wrap up the pod, Ben Lindbergh comes on to speculate about what we most have to look forward to in the second half of the season (37:06).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram,

Guest: Eric Longenhagen

Jul 09 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #19: Brian Cashman and the Yankees Whiffed on Starting Pitching at the Deadline—Again. Plus: the Giants Stand Pat | Why I Hate My Team

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Claire McNear joins the show to detail the emotional journey of Giants fans in 2019, as they watched their star players get dangled in trades but then ultimately stay in black and orange (1:00). Then, Sean Yoo wonders why the Yankees haven’t been able to fix their starting rotation at consecutive deadlines, while fellow contenders like the Astros have added Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke (14:18).


Host: Bobby Wagner

Guests: Claire McNear and Sean Yoo

Aug 02 2019

36mins

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Rank #20: The 2019 All-Ringer Team. Plus: Susan Slusser on the A’s Wild-Card Plans. | The Ringer MLB Show

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We share the NL (1:40) and AL (44:50) players whom we covered and talked about most in the 2019 season. In between those two segments, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle joins to discuss where the A’s stand as we head into the playoffs (27:10).


Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Guest: Susan Slusser

Sep 24 2019

1hr 7mins

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