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The Baseball Show: Next Level Ballplayer and Fantasy Draft Primer

Last night on The Baseball Show, Clint from Diamond Hoggers and I took part in a long, two-part show. In the first half of the show, we welcomed David Franco from David (who is Clint’s former teammate) has been writing about his experiences from Spring Training on Diamond Hoggers for the past week. You can follow him on Twitter here. He offers the perspective of a former Division I collegiate player who has had some great experiences.

The first half of the show was a lot of fun, and we talked about the following:

  • The idea behind his site, Next Level Ballplayer.
  • Why aren’t high school kids better prepared for the mental side of the game?
  • David talks about his experiences playing with or against guys like John Ely, Joe Blanton, Dirk Hayhurst, Drew Stubbs, Rice University, University of Texas and many more guys who are now in the big leagues.
  • A funny story about him spending 9 innings in the GM’s box with the GM of his favorite team, Ned Coletti
  • A tale from Fall Baseball in college, involving fiery John Ely
  • Talking Jim Tracy’s influence and management style when he took over in Colorado
  • Thoughts on the Dodgers for 2011
  • Tales from Spring Training


The Baseball Show welcomes Jason Rosenberg from IIATMS, ESPN SweetSpot

Today on The Baseball Show, co-host Clint Evans from Diamond Hoggers and I welcome Jason Rosenberg from It’s About The Money, Stupid. IIATMS is the New York Yankees SweetSpot network blog on ESPN. A huge thanks for Jason to being on the show–and as he mentions about former guest Matt Sosnick–we would also say that Jason is one of the best guys in baseball writing.

Topics discussed included:

  • How he got started blogging about baseball
  • He talks about our friend Matt Sosnick, MLB Agent
  • His induction into the SweetSpot network & relationship with Rob Neyer
  • Speculation about the next head editor of SweetSpot at ESPN
  • We are joined by a renegade intruder, only for a moment though!
  • Jason says The Extra 2% is a must-read book.
  • Hardcore New York Yankees talk
  • The Tampa Bay Rays possibilities of winning in the AL Central
  • What does the future hold for the catching position (Francisco Cervelli, Russell Martin, Gary Sanchez, Jesus Montero, and Austin Romine), as well as Joba Chamberlain
  • Have Yankee fans and Alex Rodriguez mended their relationship?
  • Curtis Granderson talk, and how will Andruw Jones fare as the fourth outfielder?
  • Thoughts on Derek Jeter’s contract extension
  • Much more!

A huge thanks to Jason for being part of the show. Check out IIATMS anytime you want  to read about the Yankees. Find him on Facebook or follow him on twitter. And as all baseball fans know, the Yankees are always relevant.

MLB Look-alikes: Homer Bailey and Christian Bale

The Golden Sombrero presents MLB Look-alikes: Homer Bailey and Christian Bale

Thanks to Clint from Diamond Hoggers for bringing this one up last Saturday on The Baseball Show.

If it weren’t for Bailey’s distinguishable tattoo, we’d never be able to tell them apart.

The Baseball Show: The Best, Around

Today on The Baseball Show Clint Evans of Diamond Hoggers and I usher in Spring Training the best way we know how. Today we talked about the following:


The Baseball Show welcomes MTD from Off Base Percentage

Today on The Baseball Show Clint from Diamond Hoggers and I welcomed our good friend MTD from Off Base Percentage and Monkeys Throwing Darts. Today’s show was an absolute blast.

Topics for discussion include but are not limited to the following:

  • MTD’s baseball blog Off Base Percentage
  • His following the Anaheim Angels
  • Edinson Volquez electing a short term contract with the Cincinnati Reds
  • The Albert Pujols contract extension
  • Will Angels ‘prospect’ Brandon Wood ever pan out?
  • We talk about Bo Jackson
  • Rob Neyer’s move from the SweetSpot Network to SB Nation
  • Who are the most frequently read baseball bloggers?
  • The sponsoring of a Baseball-Reference Page
  • We give some discussion time to Eric Chavez, Francisco Rodriguez, Nick Markakis, Johnny Cueto, and many more players