We break down the Vlad Guerrero Jr. show that was the Home Run Derby (1:11) before calling up FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen to talk about what stood out to him at the MLB Futures Game (17:44). Then, to wrap up the pod, Ben Lindbergh comes on to speculate about what we most have to look forward to in the second half of the season (37:06).
The Home Run Derby Was the Most Exciting Baseball Moment Since the World Series
The ‘Ringer MLB Show’ crew and guests discuss the Home Run Derby spectacle, Vlad Guerrero Jr., the MLB Futures Game, and the second half of the season
Hayao Miyazaki’s latest (and possibly last) Studio Ghibli release would be a fitting film for the legendary director to go out on, not that he’s ready to retire
Jason dives into the Cubs’ epic meltdown against the Atlanta Braves, then he travels to the South Side to give a quick update on the White Sox. Jason talks football with former Bears defensive end Alex Brown, and the two dive into the Bears’ defensive struggles and more.
Can the Jets keep going with Zach Wilson?
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is playing better than the team’s record indicates, and Jacksonville has suffered from some bad luck. But the Jaguars’ early-season struggles could be a sign that this team’s ceiling is lower than previously thought.