Danny Vietti of CBS Sports joins the show today to preview the 2020 MLB Postseason. We talk about his dream World Series matchup, which teams are built to make a run in the playoffs, and how the 60-game season has affected the teams in the playoff field.
Plus, we take a look at each league's MVP candidates and touch on Alex Gordon's retirement from baseball. With just three days left in the regular season, you don't want to miss this episode!
The final week of the regular season is upon us, and there are lots of playoff positions that are still undecided. Tune in to today's episode as Trey and I go over the NL and AL standings, and look at which teams still have a shot at making it into the playoffs and which teams are done for the season.
Plus, we talk about how the playoffs will shake out once we get there. Will the White Sox magical season continue to the World Series? Are the Padres built to last multiple rounds in the postseason? And what is the dream World Series matchup that we could see this year?
We try to answer all of those questions and more as we welcome Trey back to Richmond for our first in-person recording in over a year!
We've got some big news from this past weekend. Seven of the 16 postseason berths have been clinched, including two on Sunday. The Yankees and Padres each secured their spot in the 2020 MLB Playoffs, with the Padres earning their first postseason bid since 2006.
Plus, I take a look at the teams around the league that are still in the race with just one week to go. One week! Can you believe it?
And, a bit of off-the-field news as the Red Sox and Mets each had issues at their stadiums on Sunday, plus the latest on Justin Verlander's injury. Tune in for all of those updates on today's edition of Mornings with Matt.
Chris Ray, co-founder of Center of the Universe Brewing Co. in Ashland Va., joins me on the podcast this week. We discuss the brewery's relationship with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Chris's time as an MLB pitcher, the origin of the brewery and much more.
Founded in 2012, Center of the Universe is one of many breweries in the Richmond area, but the only one in Hanover County. COTU brews the Richmond Rally Cap, the official beer of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
It's official: Major League Baseball will adopt a bubble format for the 2020 playoffs. MLB released the schedule and locations on Tuesday, and Trey Lyle and I break it all down on today's episode of Foul Ball Area.
We go over each of the matchups if the season were to end today, where they'll be playing, and which series we're most excited for. Plus, we look back at some of the historic moments that happened this weekend, including the second no-hitter in the 2020 MLB season.
And, we even talk a little bit about pumpkin spice lattes. You're not gonna want to miss today's episode!
Tune in to today's edition of Mornings with Matt as I go over the biggest news from the weekend, including some injury news with the Oakland A's, a milestone home run from Albert Pujols and a historic day on the mound from Cubs' pitcher Alec Mills.
We have a very special guest on today's episode of the podcast as Erik Kratz joins us. Erik is a catcher for the New York Yankees and an alum of Eastern Mennonite University and the Valley Baseball League.
In our discussion with Erik, we cover topics such as his relationship with Deivi Garcia and other young Latin pitchers throughout his career, his time in the Shenandoah Valley, his experience playing with Team USA in an Olympic qualifying tournament and celebrating Jackie Robinson Day during a critical time in our nation's history.
Tune in for all of this and more in our conversation with Erik Kratz on today's episode of Foul Ball Area!
Tune in to today's episode of the podcast as I talk with David Driver, who covers the Washington Nationals for Federal Baseball (1:48-19:26). We talk about what's changed from last season to this year, the team's biggest weaknesses, how fun it is to watch Juan Soto and the state of the Nats' farm system.
Plus I chat with Will Hass of the Stuarts Draft Diamondbacks and Randolph-Macon (20:20-31:00). We talk about the 2020 college season getting canceled, his stellar RCBL season, what it's like to play with Tanner Morris and what to expect for the upcoming NCAA baseball season.
Tune in to hear both of these great interviews today!
Tune in to today's episode of the podcast as we go over the biggest moves at the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline and tell you which team we think won the deadline. (Hint: It's a Southern California team with the most exciting young player in baseball.)
Plus, we talk about which team is the most exciting team in the league, and it's pretty much narrowed down to the Padres and White Sox.
Finally, we end the show with some discussion on jersey numbers, playoff bubbles and what's going on with Gerrit Cole. Tune in for all that and more on today's episode of Foul Ball Area!
Matt Atkins, Journalism Major and Baseball fan.