The MLBThisWeek Podcast

Sports bloggers, Rich Baxter and Gary Mack, give their opinions on the week that was in baseball and the week ahead for the best teams in pro baseball

MLBThisWeek Podcast #045 – Our 2015 baseball picks and the MLB fears Social Media


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It’s our baseball picks for you on this show, we hope all of you had a great Easter and Passover holiday last week we were off.

The first week of baseball is in the books and we’re talking about the teams that are doing well, and some of the top picks of most bloggers and podcasters aren’t doing all that well.

Adrian Gonzalez had a superior week with 5 HR and 7 RBI for the Dodgers though his team was in last place out there in the NL West.

The Giants extend Bochy and Sabean for more of what they have produced for SF Giants fans out there in the NL West as well.

Gambling and baseball, Commissioner of baseball tells a CNBC show that gambling is the worst offense in baseball. Steroids aren’t as bad as gambling the commish said, and we have a big issue with these comments.


The unofficial look at some of the most interesting stories in baseball!


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MLBThisWeek Podcast Show #044 – Baseball talk with special guest Ed Kasputis of Baseball PhD and more!

This week were talking with Ed Kasputis of the Baseball PhD Podcast. Are the Montreal Expos coming back to baseball?

Who was voted as ‘Most Overrated’ by a group of 117 Major League voters?

We’re also covering the stories that were of interest in the world of baseball.

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MLBThisWeek Podcast Show #043 – Spring is here, Stung by 300 bees at a baseball game?

Here all about how it’s going in Spring Training, and some great stories from the week that was in the game. Like these stories:

1. Pete Rose officially asks to be back in baseball.

2. A College player is thrown off the team after a tweet he made about Mo’ne Davis

3. A cloud of bees descended on a baseball game in Utah and stung an 89 year old more than 300 times.

4. Al Rosen passes away, a great player from Cleveland from many years ago

All of this and much more on this show!
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MLBThisWeek Podcast – First week of Spring Training Games, The Best and Worst Baseball logos, and more!

Grab your popcorn and soda, adjust your earbuds in your iPhone or podcast player, it’s time for another great show from the MLBThisWeek Show with Gary Mack and Rich Baxter.

This week were talking all about the first week of Spring Training League baseball play, and a great topic, the best and worst baseball logos in 2015 as determined by a graphic artist. All of this and much more news from the first week of play in Arizona and Florida with Spring Training. Minnie Minoso honored by the White Sox, and of course some food items around baseball! Give this show a listen.

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MLBThisWeek Podcast – 2015 Scandals Already, watch us lose it at the end of the show!

It’s a great edition of the show this week. We had some live listeners stop by and join the show, for a moment anyway.

A whole lot of scandal talk going on in this edition with Josh Hamilton, Jihadi John, and the Alex Rodriguez mess with the Yankees. Is this the way we wanted to start the season off? No matter, we cover it all even the scandals here on the show.

Oh yeah, we had some gremlins toward the last minute or two of the show, so you have to check it out as we lose control of ourselves in this thing we call the MLBThisWeek Show!

MLBThisWeek Podcast: Pitchers and catchers are back, but baseball on a time clock? All this and more!

It’s time for another edition of the MLBThisWeek Podcast with Rich and Gary.

Pitchers and catchers return to start Spring Training for 2015!

We’re talking about the hottest news in baseball, are they actually going to use a timer in baseball? We talk about it! 

What’s in the letter “W” that has baseball so interested, you’ll find out.

Is baseball making a return to the Olympics?  All this and more on this edition of the show.

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MLBThisWeek Podcast – Baseball is Back! Where’s all the top free agents now and more

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It’s time again for Spring Training and in this edition of MLBThisWeek we’ll look at some of the top players in the league with where they are playing now.

Gary’s ready for reading up on some new baseball books and welcoming the sweet feeling of Spring after this tough winter that the Northeast has went through already.

A story on the Little League and how Jackie Robinson West from Chicago was stripped of it’s title, the players will get rings anyway, is this the proper way to deal with this by the adults in charge? We’ll talk about that and a story from Andrew McCutcheon on the poor players who are growing up could use some assistance, maybe some of the players could chip in?

All this and all the moves the new Commish, Rob Manfred, will be looking at in his first season in charge of baseball.





MLBThisWeek Podcast: The PECOTA ratings are out for 2015 and more!

It’s time for another great edition of the MLBThisWeek Podcast with Rich and Gary as we bring you the world of baseball news.

This week’s show is going to be packed with the latest talk on the Pecota ratings for baseball, who’s supposed to be the best in baseball in 2015?

Join us for this and a whole lot more.

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