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
Plus, some advice to wrestling fans regarding the spread of famous social media videos
Andrew Callahan on Who Deserves More Blame: Bill or Mac? Plus, Celtics Pressure Meter Heading Into the Season.
Brian talks the sorry state of the New England Patriots and all the latest Boston Celtics updates
Ian and his guests chat about Arsenal’s opening day WSL defeat to Liverpool, the weekend’s Basque derby and much more
Week 4 Reactions, Disastrous New York Football, and Track to the Future With Cousin Sal and Katie Baker
Tate and Cousin Sal talk the New York Giants’ matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, and Katie Baker joins to discuss the New York Jets and Coco Gauff’s first Grand Slam singles title
The Mets, Yankees, Padres, and Angels all flopped, while lower-payroll squads like the Orioles, Rays, Marlins, and Diamondbacks stormed into the postseason. What’s behind this year’s abnormally tenuous connection between spending and winning, and what does it mean for the playoffs?