Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to discuss the upside-down NL East (01:15) and NL Central races (10:00) then marvels at the Angels’ hot start with Ben Lindbergh (21:15). Then Ringer senior editor and staff contrarian Ryan “O’Headline” O’Hanlon joins the pod to talk about whether pitch framing is dishonorable (37:30) and whether Aaron Judge is still the worst player in baseball (46:15).
Is It Time to Panic in Chicago and Washington?
Michael Baumann is joined by Ringer staffers to talk about this and other questions: Has the balance of power shifted in Los Angeles? Is Kurt Suzuki the best catcher in baseball?
Plus, Ben Solak on scouting Eberflus’s system and what his hiring means for Justin Fields’s development
Plus, Joe Benigno makes championship weekend picks and Yahoo Sportsbook’s Ariel Epstein talks best prop bets
Plus, the 10-year anniversary of ‘The Watch’ with David Jacoby
Nathaniel Hackett is the new boss in Denver. Matt Eberflus is the guy in Chicago. And Byron Leftwich will take over in Jacksonville … maybe. The coaching carousel has begun to spin.
Sean and Amanda discuss Writers Guild and Producers Guild nominations
A Cavs Party, Brooklyn in Limbo, and Million-Dollar Playoff Picks With Brian Windhorst and Peter Schrager
Plus, checking in on the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia leading up to next month’s trade deadline