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Ringer staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with other Ringer writers, plugged-in media members, and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

Ringer staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with other Ringer writers, plugged-in media members, and insiders from the front office to the dugout.
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Ringer staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann break down baseball's biggest and silliest stories, mixing in interviews with other Ringer writers, plugged-in media members, and insiders from the front office to the dugout.

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Episodes

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

12/3/2018
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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

Duration:00:27:24

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

11/27/2018
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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

Duration:01:01:52

The Great James Paxton Debate | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 166)

11/20/2018
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Is Paxton the top-10 pitcher the Yankees need? Plus, Adrián Beltré's two-decade career has come to an end, assessing the state of the Cy Young and MVP races, and wondering what the hell is going on on Bryce Harper’s head.

Duration:00:53:03

Parsing the Allegations Against the Mariners | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 165)

11/13/2018
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Dr. Lorena Martin’s accounts of sexism and racism inside the Seattle Mariners front office (2:03), some early offseason trades (14:11), Rookie of the Year (29:22), and Joe Mauer sailing off into the sunset (46:22). Hosts: Michael Baumann, Ben Lindbergh, Zach Kram

Duration:00:56:44

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

11/6/2018
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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).

Duration:01:02:40

The Red Sox Have Won Their Fourth World Series of the Century | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 163)

10/29/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by fellow staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss the ease with which Boston dispatched Los Angeles to win its fourth World Series of the century (1:30). Then, the three discuss what this means for generational ace Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers going forward (40:32).

Duration:00:58:41

The Red Sox Have Taken Control of the World Series | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 162)

10/25/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by fellow staff writers Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss the dominance of the Red Sox lineup through Games 1 and 2 of the World Series (1:15). Then, the trio discuss some leaguewide hiring news, including the three managerial hirings and the Mets’ GM search (44:26).

Duration:00:52:14

The 2018 World Series Preview | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 161)

10/22/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to look back at the Dodgers’ triumph over the Brewers in the NLCS (2:26) and discuss the most prominent upcoming storylines of the World Series (12:42). Then they give their World Series predictions and MVP picks (47:06).

Duration:00:56:04

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

10/19/2018
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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).

Duration:01:01:48

Playoff Kershaw Is Snakebitten Again, Plus the Red Sox Are Still Alive in the AL | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 159)

10/15/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to discuss another substandard playoff start from Clayton Kershaw, Dave Roberts’s strange roster choices, and a shaky Brewers bullpen (1:53). Then, they wonder whether Red Sox ace Chris Sale can get over a stomach illness that dampened his Game 1 start, and whether the Red Sox offense can keep the team alive in Houston (35:13).

Duration:00:55:02

Is the World Series Headed For a Rematch? Previewing the Championship Series | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 158)

10/11/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ben Lindbergh and Zach Kram to predict storylines and key players for the AL and NL Championship Series, including whether the Red Sox stand a chance against the juggernaut Astros (8:40), and whether Milwaukee’s vaunted bullpen will look human against a deep Dodgers lineup (27:26).

Duration:00:49:25

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

10/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:33:46

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

10/9/2018
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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).

Duration:00:50:04

AL and NL Division Series Previews | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 155)

10/4/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to break down the NL division series matchups between the Braves and Dodgers and the hipster-baseball-fan series of the year, the Brewers and Rockies (1:11). Then Ben Lindbergh comes on to share his experience at the wild-card game at Yankee Stadium (26:00) and give predictions on how the AL division series will unfold (27:30).

Duration:00:54:20

Wild-Card Previews and Tiebreaker Madness | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 154)

10/1/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann brings on Zach Kram to talk about how the Athletics aren’t as much of an underdog against the Yankees in the AL wild card as some might think (1:47). Then, Ben Lindbergh joins to discuss the Brewers-Cubs and Rockies-Dodgers tiebreakers as well as how the ensuing wild-card game between the Cubs and the Rockies will shake out (24:14).

Duration:00:55:27

The All-Ringer Team | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 153)

9/25/2018
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Ringer staff writers Michael Baumann and Zach Kram discuss the players who most excited and fascinated the Ringer staff in 2018, including Shohei Ohtani and Matt Chapman (1:53). Then, Ben Lindbergh hops on to discuss the story lines from this season we’ll remember most (38:42). New York and Boston Go Nuts, and We Go Nuts About Shohei Ohtani | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 130) Sam Miller: The Year That ... : Finding the single memory that defines each baseball season since 1903

Duration:01:04:19

Listener Questions, Interleague Play, and Finding Joy in September Baseball | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 152)

9/18/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to talk about reasons to enjoy baseball even if your team isn’t in the pennant race (2:10). Then producer Bobby Wagner steps in front of the microphone to join Baumann in fielding listener questions during a special mailbag segment (19:41). Finally, Ben Lindbergh jumps in to discuss the National League’s best interleague performance in 15 years, and how the balance of power has shifted (40:56).

Duration:01:03:16

The Brewers’ Hot Pursuit of the Cubs in the NL Central | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 151)

9/11/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Ringer senior editor Ryan O’Hanlon to talk about the Milwaukee Brewers’ dogged pursuit of the first-place Cubs as well as how to judge how tight a playoff race is (1:56). Then staff writer Ben Lindbergh weighs in on the NL East race and the potential effects of bad weather on baseball down the stretch (29:11).

Duration:00:51:42

Bold Predictions For September | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 150)

9/4/2018
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In this episode, Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann solicits bold predictions for the MLB stretch run. Zach Kram joins the show to talk about the Tampa Bay Rays’ chase for the AL wild card (0:00), Claire McNear predicts that Bryce Harper will put one last exclamation point on his Nationals career (16:00), and Ben Lindbergh talks about Jacob deGrom’s historically low win total and how it might help him win the NL Cy Young Award (26:00).

Duration:00:46:24

Ranking the Playoff Races and Getting Wonky With WAR | The Ringer MLB Show (Ep. 149)

8/28/2018
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Ringer staff writer Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to draft the eight MLB playoff races and rank them from most to least interesting (2:30). Then Ben Lindbergh joins the show to talk about Aaron Nola’s weird statistical season, how WAR and advanced defensive metrics work, and the state of public sabermetrics (32:30).

Duration:01:03:27