Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney podcast

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

 

#200

Muddle in the Middle

Eduardo Pérez, David Kohn and Buster are in the Clown Car discussing the Mets finding their groove, the Cubs needing a jolt, impactful position players, Max Scherzer’s return, the Astros sweeping the Orioles, and their memories of Willie Mays. Then, Sarah Langs on Bailey Ober’s complete game and Paul Skenes’ latest start. Later, Jesse Rogers talks about Edwin Diaz getting tossed for sticky stuff, if the Cubs should trade for a star, and which teams in the NL should buy, hold or sell.  CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:37 Clown Car 19:53 Sarah Langs 26:31 Jesse Rogers 41:29 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 hrs Ago

56 MINS

56:44

22 hrs Ago


#199

Baseball’s Jerry West

Buster begins the show sharing his thoughts on the game at Rickwood Field. Then, former agent Jeff Berry talks about why teams signing young players to longterm deals isn’t actually a good idea. Next, Todd Radom considers Buster’s idea to incorporate Mays into the MLB logo, shares this week’s Ballpark and Beyond, and administers the quiz. Later, Sarah Langs on the importance of Willie Mays to her family, Mays’ four home run game, the Dodgers’ big comeback against the Rockies and who she met at Yankee Stadium this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

55 MINS

55:49

21 Jun 2024


#198

None Greater: Celebrating Willie Mays

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick and Buster discuss the passing of baseball legend Willie Mays, how Bob found out about Mays’ death, the Rickwood game turning into a celebration of his life, Mays excitedly talking about being struck out by Satchel Paige, and if MLB should make Mays the logo. Then, Hembo on the Blue Jays going up in smoke, missing out on watching Mookie Betts do something historic, the Mariners burying the Rangers and Astros, and why Steven Kwan is a different hitter this season. Later, former major leaguer Cleon Jones talks about celebrating the Negro Leagues with the game at Rickwood in Birmingham, Ala., playing against Willie Mays in his first game as a Met at the Polo Grounds, meeting Hank Aaron at a school assembly, getting inner cities involved with the game, and [his work in the Africatown community in Mobile] (https://lastoutcommunityfoundation.charity/) . 8:52 Bob Kendrick 27:01 Hembo 41:17 Cleon Jones 59:58 Tim Kurkjian on Willie Mays for SportsCenter 1:03:49 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Jun 2024

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:29

19 Jun 2024


#197

Landscape-Shifting Weekend

Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss the Red Sox’s athleticism on display against the Yankees, New York’s bullpen needing help, Boston hoping to emerge from limbo, Gerrit Cole likely returning this week and Mookie Betts breaking his wrist. Then, David Schoenfield talks about the Mariners opening up a big lead in the AL West, Yoshinobu Yamamoto on IL, the Orioles needing another starting pitcher and if the Mets are back. Later, Sarah Langs on the most stolen bases in Red Sox history, the Diamondbacks blowing teams out, Shohei Ohtani’s long home runs at Dodger Stadium and how she’d arrange the top of the Dodger lineup. 9:46 Clown Car w/ Eduardo Pérez 18:42 David Schoenfield 29:59 Sarah Langs 38:27 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jun 2024

50 MINS

50:10

17 Jun 2024


#196

A Fight For All Catchers

Buster Olney interviews J.J. Piccolo, Executive VP and GM of the Kansas City Royals, discuss what Piccolo sees from his team this year. Then, Buster turns the mic to Jeff Berry, a longtime player agent. Berry talks about what it was like going into free agency with the number one catcher in baseball, J.T. Realmuto. Next, Sarah Langs jumps on the pod to play the Numbers Game before producer Taylor and Hembo preview the Phillies-Orioles series this weekend. Todd Radom rounds out the show with a story about Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, one of baseball's greatest ambassadors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:10

14 Jun 2024


#195

Born in Bournemouth

Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Tim’s trip to the London Series and Bryce Harper’s soccer slide. Plus, they play a game of Stable Condition, Life Support or Gone with the Rangers, Astros, Mariners, Blue Jays, Rays and Braves. Then, Hembo and Taylor chat from the New York office about Aaron Judge’s historic performance, Fernando Tatis Jr. emerging as an MVP candidate, and which teams have a shot in the NL wild card race. Plus, Sarah Langs has more on Judge, Gunnar Henderson and Mookie Betts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:28

12 Jun 2024


#194

Yankee Stadium

The podcast hits the road with a stop in Yankee Stadium for Sunday Night Baseball. First, Buster, Karl Ravech, David Cone and Eduardo Pérez park the Clown Car in the broadcast booth at Yankee Stadium to recap the series between New York and Los Angeles. Then, Jorge Castillo provides an injury update on Gerrit Cole. Later, David Vassegh on the Dodgers. Plus, Ravy’s interview with Aaron Boone. And a special edition of Bleacher Tweets from the bleachers. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS Clown Car 11:20 Jorge Castillo 22:45 David Vassegh 30:48 Karl Ravech w/ Aaron Judge 38:02 Bleacher Tweets 47:45 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

58 MINS

58:23

10 Jun 2024


#193

Power On Power

Jake Peavy and Buster discuss an epic pitching matchup on Sunday Night Baseball between Luis Gil and the Yankees against Tyler Glasnow and the Dodgers. Then, the final episode in "The Hader Rules" saga. Next, Todd Radom shares week's Ballpark & Beyond and administers the quiz. Later, Sarah Langs plays an excruciating edition of The Numbers Game. And finally, Jeff Passan and Buster go rapid-fire on potential trades. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 5:54 Jake Peavy 19:07 The Hader Rules EP5 36:38 Todd Radom 48:11 Sarah Langs 54:33 Jeff Passan 1:08:50 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:01

07 Jun 2024


#192

Baseball Poetry

Hembo and Buster discuss if the Dodgers need another bat to win a title, how Guardians’ lineups have gone from liability to asset, disastrous starts from Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, and Tucupita Marcona getting a lifetime MLB ban for betting on baseball. Then, Brewers first baseman Rhys Hoskins stops by to talk about his return to Philadelphia, chatting with J.T. Realmuto behind the plate, William Contreras, when Milwaukee’s offense started to blossom, and how he would feel facing the Phillies in the playoffs. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 12:05 Hembo 29:55 Rhys Hoskins 42:22 The Hader Rules E4 48:18 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:21

05 Jun 2024


#191

Meet Brandon Crawford

CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS Alden Gonzalez and Buster discuss famous “welcome to the league” moments in baseball, the Padres losing Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove, the Yankees feeling dominant, and Shohei Ohtani appearing momentarily mortal. Then, Sarah Langs and Buster chat from Citizens Bank Park about addressing the Phillies clubhouse on Lou Gehrig Day, her mom meeting Brandon Crawford and Mookie Betts leadoff home runs. Next, Eduardo Pérez from the Clown Car on why Masyn Winn should bat lead off for the Cardinals and Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins fending off teams from his players.  9:44 Alden Gonzalez 26:45 Sarah Langs 34:05 Clown Car w/ Eduardo Pérez 45:50 E:60 on Langs 57:39 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:18

03 Jun 2024


#190

All Hands Off Deck

Karl Ravech and Buster discuss the Mets spiraling, Angel Hernandez retiring and Sunday Night Baseball between Cardinals-Phillies. Then, Hembo talks about MLB incorporating the Negro Leagues’ statistics and the loss of Ronald Acuña Jr. for the season. Next, Eric Hosmer on finally filing retirement papers and the Royals’ 100-win pace. Later, episode three of The Hader Rules. Plus, who did Sarah meet at Mets-Dodgers? And, Todd Radom has the Ballpark & Beyond, and the weekly quiz. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 6:35 Karl Ravech 19:12 Hembo 33:43 Eric Hosmer 44:20 The Hader Rules E3 50:49 Sarah Langs 59:44 Todd Radom 1:08:19 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

31 May 2024

1 HR 17 MINS

1:17:46

31 May 2024


#189

Basic Training with Paul Skenes

Paul Skenes and Buster discuss how Skenes transitioned out of hitting at LSU, handling media attention, his freshman year at the Air Force Academy and the first time he hit triple digits on the radar gun. Next, episode two of The Hader Rules. Then, Cubs manger Craig Counsell offers his perspective on Josh Hader’s usage rules and his contract with the Astros. Then, David Cone talks about tarp sliding, the Cubs and Cardinals searching for identity, Aaron Judge’s slug, and Skenes’ polish. Later, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 9:53 Paul Skenes 23:24 The Hader Rules E2 30:26 Craig Counsell 34:39 David Cone 45:02 Sarah Langs 51:20 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 May 2024

58 MINS

58:57

27 May 2024


#188

Equitable Outcome

Josh Hader’s former agent Jeff Berry joins Buster for the first part of their conversation about a contentious arbitration hearing with the Brewers that inspired Hader’s usage rules. Next, Eduardo Pérez discusses the Cardinals standing at the crossroads, MLB looking into catcher interference, having an eye on the Astros and relievers needing protection. Then, Sarah Langs on the Dodgers pranking Shohei Ohtani, Christian Walker feeling at home in Dodger Stadium and Juan Soto’s multi-homer games. Later, Todd Radom shares this week’s Ballpark & Beyond and administers the quiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 May 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:08

24 May 2024


#187

Antiquated Arbitration System

Hembo and Buster discuss Buster’s article on Josh Hader establishing usage rules after an ugly arbitration loss with the Brewers, why valuing saves as the currency for relievers is obsolete, Gunnar Henderson’s Cal Ripken-like start, and why Edwin Diaz has lost it. Then, Xavier Scruggs talks about how teams are using the Apple Dugout App, his thoughts on the Hader piece, Kyle Tucker entering the AL MVP conversation, big guys starting slow and team meetings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 May 2024

53 MINS

53:39

22 May 2024


#186

Living Baseball

Jeff Passan and Buster discuss Yu Darvish the craftsman, the Phillies beating the crap out of bad teams, if they’re worried about the Braves’ offense yet, the Guardians sweeping the Twins, and William Contreras’ emergence. Then, Jorge Castillo talks about his cousin, Luis Vázquez, getting called up to the Cubs, Edwin Diaz’s toasted confidence, Aaron Judge lighting the world on fire, if the Yankees are as good as the top NL teams, and the perfect marriage between Juan Soto and the Yankees. Later, Sarah Langs on another scoreless start for Darvish, Shōta Imanaga’s 0.84 ERA, and Luis Matos’ big weekend. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 6:44 Jeff Passan 29:40 Jorge Castillo 45:15 Sarah Langs 53:49 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 May 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:40

20 May 2024


#185

The Sphinx

Tim Kurkjian and Buster examine the to-do lists for the Orioles, Yankees, Mets, Cardinals and Padres. Then, Sarah Langs stops by to talk about the best game she’s ever seen in person, Baltimore avoiding a sweep, Jackson Chourio, mld the current holder of the iron man streak. Later, Todd Radom shares the Ballpark & Beyond and administers the weekly quiz. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 8:16 Tim Kurkjian 23:39 Sarah Langs 32:45 Todd Radom 42:01 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2024

53 MINS

53:07

17 May 2024


#184

Marcus Semien’s “162 Mentality”

Hembo and Buster discuss Hembo’s early AL MVP ballot, Paul Goldschmidt’s elongated slump, Elly De La Cruz unprecedented pace and the 20th anniversary of Randy Johnson’s perfect game. Then, Marcus Semien stops by to talk about watching his kids play baseball, which players share his on-and-off field mentality, his baseball card collection growing up, and who has worn his championship ring. Later, Peter Moylan on Paul Skeenes’ effortless delivery, Shōta Imanaga’s split finger pitchers, Ranger Suarez taking a big leap forward and the life of a reliever. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BleacherTweets 7:11 Hembo 18:25 Ronel Blanco gets tossed for sticky stuff 21:54 Marcus Semien 33:18 Peter Moylan 45:40 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 May 2024

53 MINS

53:33

15 May 2024


#183

Blast

David Cone, Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss the Mets walking off the Braves on Sunday Night Baseball, Atlanta looking dangerous, the Cardinals lacking energy and the Yankees responding to the weight of expectations. Next, Kiley McDaniel talks about Scott Boras’ tough winter, what advice Kiley would give to Boras for next offseason, Paul Skenes’ debut with the Pirates, the Marlins’ hard reset and his projected top-three in the MLB draft. Then, Luis Severino and Buster have a conversation about the adjustments he's made this year, how he changed his sinker, and dealing with his pitch-tipping problem. Later, Sarah Langs introduces the new bat speed metric, the terminology associated with it, and who swings their bat the fastest in the majors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:23

13 May 2024


#182

Bovine Chaos

Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss Paul Skenes debuting for the Pirates on Friday, why is Ronald Acuña Jr. struggling, which team they deem the best in the NL East, who needs to step up for the Mets, and whether they’d take Juan Soto or Bobby Witt Jr. for AL MVP. Then, Sarah Langs on the early AL MVP race, Giancarlo Stanton hitting the hardest home run of the year, Shōta Imanaga’s continued impressive start to his MLB career, the Dodgers players short games, and which side she’s taking in a debate between Buster and Eduardo. Later, Todd Radom shares this week’s Ballpark & Beyond, and administers the weekly quiz. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:18 Eduardo Pérez 21:57 Sarah Langs 30:41 Todd Radom 40:20 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2024

50 MINS

50:02

10 May 2024


#181

Staggering Splits

Hembo and Buster discuss why Shohei Ohtani is the best hitter on the planet, the Mets’ inability to control the run game, and the hole in Corbin Carroll’s swing. Then, Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers talks about the Twins’ 12-game winning streak, the origin of the home run sausage, processing injury in the clubhouse, catching as a “big” guy, and his perspective on the ABS system. Later, Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta the Red Sox pitching staff’s progression, what pitching coach Andrew Bailey brings to the team, an update on his injury, his experience with the ABS system in the minor leagues, and who should be able to challenge a balls and strikes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 May 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:37

08 May 2024