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 – Show 072 – Awards finalists – Former Braves Pitcher Dies – David Ortiz in video game

Our final show before Thanksgiving, we preview the Awards Season for the top awards finalists as voted on by the BWOAA, and a whole lot of talk on all the other awards given out over the last week or so. Who will still win the remaining major awards? We give you our picks.

A former Braves pitcher, Tommy Hanson, dies in Atlanta at 29 years old.

Young GM’s in baseball are now highly educated, does this help the team win more games?

And a whole lot more on this independent look at baseball by your hosts, Rich Baxter and Gary Mack.

MLBThisWeek Podcast – Show 071 – Let the trades begin – Korean Player to Mystery MLB team – Cubbies Early Favorites

It’s the offseason, but that doesn’t mean that baseball went to sleep. It’s busier than ever in the off-season with the trading season about to begin with the start of the GM meetings. The meetings this year are in Boca Raton, Florida. Who will the the first big announced signings?

An MLB team has negotiated with a Korean team named Nexen for the rights to sign home run hitter, Byung-ho Park. Who will the team be? It’s supposed to be announced this upcoming week.

The Cubs had a great season last year, they are the early choice to get back to the series in 2016, we’ll talk all about it.

MLBThisWeek Podcast – Mets vs Royals World Series 2015 Preview, Best ballpark Wifi, and more!

It’s the World Series coming up on Tuesday night, October 27th and now we know it’s going to be the Kansas City Royals vs. the New York Mets, we’ll have a nice World Series preview.

Join us for our weekly romp through the world of baseball news as well, some things that you may have missed in the week of baseball news. It’s the show we like to call MLBThisWeek Podcast with Rich Baxter and Gary Mack.

MLBThisWeek Show – #066 – Postseason is here – CC goes to Rehab – Pete Rose Opens a Bar and Grille

It’s a great time of year, the baseball playoffs season is here!

We give you our picks and analysis of the start of the 2015 postseason on this show

CC Sabathia goes into rehab and shocks the Yanks and fans

Icihiro takes the mound for the Marlins for the first time ever in his Hall of Fame career

Matt Williams and more are fired, we try to make sense of it

all this and so much more

MLBThisWeek Podcast – Show #065 – Teams Clinch – Papelbon Attacks Harper, Berra Dies at 90

It’s the weekly independent show that talks all about the week that was in baseball in the USA and occasionally around the globe. Join Gary and Rich here each week and on the audio podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, and – circle us on Google Plus! 

Yogi Berra dies at 90

Bryce Harper is attacked by Jonathan Papelbon in the dugout

Teams are clinching for the different Divsions

All this and more on this show!

MLBThisWeek Show #063 – Amaro Out as GM, Tulo Cracks Shoulder, Big Papi Hits 500 and more on this show!


The Phils finally release Ruben Amaro Jr. in a pre-game announcement on Thursday when the Chicago Cubs landed in Philly to start a 4-game series.

Troy Tulowitzki injured his shoulder on this play below, Gary thinks it seemed to be a strange play for such an injury:


Big Papi hits his #500 Home Run this week, we talk about him and ARod gets a ring for 3,000 Hits