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Jeff Passan, Tim Brown and Mike Oz talk baseball in a weekly show that includes interviews, analysis and more. New episodes every Tuesday.

Jeff Passan, Tim Brown and Mike Oz talk baseball in a weekly show that includes interviews, analysis and more. New episodes every Tuesday.
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Jeff Passan, Tim Brown and Mike Oz talk baseball in a weekly show that includes interviews, analysis and more. New episodes every Tuesday.




MLB Winter Meetings Recap: Weak a** amateur bullsh**

Mike Oz, Tim Brown and Jeff Passan recap all of the news from the MLB Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.


Takeaways from 2018, plus potential landing spots for Bryce Harper & Manny Machado

Mike Oz, Tim Brown and Jeff Passan are back for the last podcast of the 2018 season. The guys look back on how Boston became World Series champs (5:00) Which team has the best odds to win it all in 2019? (11:00) Clayton Kershaw’s fate with the Dodgers and potential landing spots if he opts out (14:00) What uniform will Manny Machado wear in 2019? (21:00) Which team is most likely to win the Bryce Harper Sweepstakes? (25:00) Plus, the guys each give one big takeaway (and three little...


Can the Dodgers overcome their epic Game 4 collapse & win the World Series?

Mike Oz, Tim Brown & Jeff Passan are live from Dodger Stadium after Game 4 of the World Series. They recap the Red Sox’s improbable comeback and wonder if the Dodgers have what it takes to send the series back to Boston.


World Series preview live from Fenway Park

Jeff, Tim and Oz are in Boston at Fenway Park, fresh off of Media Day, to preview the World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers… How will Manny Machado be viewed by the Red Sox and their fans? (4:00) Which pitching staff will have the bigger advantage? (14:00) Is Kenley Jansen “back” and if so, how much of a factor will he be? (22:00) Plus, overall expectations heading into Game 1 (28:00).


Red Sox-Astros home run controversy, cheating allegations & Dodgers-Brewers

Mike Oz is joined by Jeff Passan from Houston, with the latest from the ALCS between the red Sox and Astros. Plus, Tim Brown reports from Los Angeles in the midst of the Dodgers-Brewers in the NLCS.


ALCS & NLCS previews: Drunk Milwaukee & is Verlander vs. Sale the best matchup ever

As the MLB postseason rolls on, Jeff Passan is in Boston for the ALCS and Tim Brown is in Milwaukee for the NLCS and they both join Mike Oz to preview both series. Tim shares his interesting experience in Milwaukee thus far, which poses the question, is Milwaukee the drunkest town ever? (2:30); What’s the vibe for Brewers-Dodgers? (8:00); Are people overlooking the Red Sox, or are the Astros really the team juggernaut that everyone has made them out to be? (21:00); What does the future hold...


Do the Yankees still have a chance? Plus, division series recaps & looking ahead to NLCS

With three of the four League Division Series now over, Jeff Passan, Tim Brown and Mike Oz look ahead to what’s next for the Astros, Brewers and Dodgers. But first, they discuss tonight’s Game 4 between the Yankees and Red Sox, with Boston leading the series 2-1… Do the Yankees still have a chance? (2:00) The Astros looked relentless in their Game 3 win over the Indians, which has many wondering if the defending champs can be stopped. (12:00). With the Dodgers’ victory over the Braves on...


Division series matchups, predictions & does Kershaw opt-out?

The Wild-Card games are in the books and the MLB division series matchups are officially locked-in. Jeff, Tim and Oz open the show in the AL East and share their thoughts on the rivalry of rivalries: the Yankees vs. the Red Sox. Next, the guys talk about how Astros/Indians is no undercard in the AL (08:00). Moving to the NL and previewing Dodgers/Braves, the crew discusses the surprising decision to start Hyun-jin Ryu in Game 1 and whether they think Clayton Kershaw will opt-out of his...


Postseason party: Game 163, Wild Card matchups & the wild, wild NL West

The MLB postseason is officially underway and the Yahoo Sports MLB Podcast has you covered with everything you need to know about the playoffs. Jeff, Tim and Oz react to the craziness of the Game 163 doubleheader and the outcome of each game (3:00): They look ahead to the first-round matchups and ask, do the Dodgers have what it takes to be dangerous? (9:00); How will the pitchers starting on short rest fare? (22:00); How big of a factor will the bullpens be? (25:00); Who should really start...


Best/worst of the regular season, postseason storylines & Shohei Ohtani sings Despacito

A plethora of topics are on the table as Jeff, Tim and Oz host the last non-playoff podcast of the season. The guys take a look at storylines heading into the postseason (6:00); Will Javy Baez or Christian Yelich pull ahead in the NL MVP race? (12:00); Picks for the AL Cy Young Award (19:00); Why Mike Trout is more like Michael Jordan (or LeBron) than you’d think (26:00); Who would you like to see Ichiro face in a pillow fight? (30:00); Using the DEFCON scale to compare injury concerns for...


Why you should watch the MLB playoffs & Dodgers' Andrew Friedman

As the regular season winds down, Jeff, Tim and Oz start looking ahead to the postseason and debate: Who’s legit? Who’s not? How will the American League playoff picture shake out? (8:00); Where does Trevor Bauer fit into the Indians’ plans as he returns from injury? (15:00); Which NL team will be left out when it’s all said and done (25:00); The guys make a case for Alex Bregman being the breakout player of the year (29:00); They debut a new segment called “One Hot Minute” (33:00); Jeff...


Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland, wild broadcaster brawls & fixing MLB's marketing problem

Jeff Passan, Tim Brown and Mike Oz debate major changes to MLB. The guys discuss how the game would change if outfield fences were removed (4:00); MLB's marketing problem and an intriguing suggestion for how to fix it (24:00); The Yankees and Red Sox are “unhappy” about how Josh Donaldson’s trade to the Indians played out (23:00); What’s the age cut off for party busses? (31:30); A big week for MLB brawls prompts a debate about scrappy broadcast announcers (42:00); Rockies pitcher Kyle...


Jim Abbott celebrates the 25th anniversary of his no-hitter with us

The great Jim Abbott joins the show on the 25th anniversary of his no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians. He speaks in great detail about the game, its aftermath and what it meant to his career. Jim catches us up on what he's been doing in his post-baseball life and talks about why it's important for athletes with disabilities not only to participate in pro sports but thrive — and points to Shaquem Griffin of the Seattle Seahawks and MMA fighter Nick Newell. Jim joins the guys for the...


Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, our dream World Series and Justin Verlander's $1M bill

As September looms in MLB, we talk about our dream World Series matchups and learn the secrets of the interim manager who has turned the Cardinals into postseason contenders again. On this week's episode of the Yahoo Sports MLB podcast, St. Louis skipper Mike Shildt joins the show and talks about his team's incredible turnaround. We also dig in to Justin Verlander's wild restaurant bill and why the $1M surcharge may not be the most ridiculous thing on it. We reconcile the AL and NL Cy Young...


Ozzie Albies, the slow death of baseball's unwritten rules and fan Twitter beefs

The events of the week have us wondering if pieces of baseball tradition are slowly dying. The response to the Ronald Acuña Jr./José Ureña controversy might signal a new way of thinking about baseball's famous unwritten rules. We're also joined by Ozzie Albies of the Braves to talk about the upcoming Players Weekend in MLB, another sidestep from baseball tradition. Albies talks about speaking four languages, the surprise Braves and lots more. Elsewhere on the show, we're judging Mike...


Erik Kratz, Alfred "Big Al" Delia and Juan Soto vs. Joe Simpson

We've had Hall of Famers, MVPs and Cy Youngs stop by this podcast since we began in April, but never have we featured a duo like this. Today's episode of the Yahoo Sports MLB Podcast features conversations with Brewers backup catcher Erik Kratz and viral Little League sensation Alfred 'Big Al" Delia. Also on the podcast: Jeff, Tim and Mike talk about the fallout from Joe Simpson's comments about Juan Soto, David Bote's improbable grand slam on Sunday Night Baseball and what a weekend sweep...


Scott Boras, the mess in Houston and the unstoppable Red Sox

This week's guest is a man that Tim Brown likes to call "the 31st franchise." Super-agent Scott Boras is one of the most interesting men in baseball and in this discussion he hits on a variety of topics: How he fell in love with baseball, why his agency only represents baseball players and whether he still enjoys watching the game after nearly 40 years on the job. Also on the show: Yahoo Sports writer Liz Roscher fills in for the vacationing Mike Oz, joining Jeff and Tim to talk about...


The Post-Trade Deadline Show with Ned Colletti

The trading deadline has come and gone. How'd your team do? The guys break down all of the month's big deals, giving out winner and loser labels in the process. Also, ex-Dodgers GM Ned Colletti takes Tim Brown inside a front office as the deadline approaches.


Tim Salmon, the 2018 Hall of Fame class and how the trading deadline should play out

We're at the end of July, which means two things in baseball: 1) A new crop of inductees is going into the Hall of Fame and 2) the trading deadline is coming up. We dive deep into both as Angels great Tim Salmon joins Tim Brown to talk about four contemporaries — Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome — headed to Cooperstown this weekend. Jeff, Tim and Oz also talk about the upcoming trade deadlines and which teams need what. Other big topics on this week's show: Rob...


ALL-STAR LIVE POD! Sean Doolittle & Eireann Dolan, Dave Winfield and Jayson Werth in a corn field

We're doing it live! Baseball's "most woke couple" — Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle & Eireann Dolan — join us for our first-ever live podcast and the results are fantastic. From the start of their relationship at a Taco Bell to where they'll honeymoon, the Doolittle/Dolans were the perfect guests for a live audience in DC just hours before the All-Star Game. Also on the show: A surprise live appearance from Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and a remote appearance from Jayson Werth,...