The 2019 Major League Baseball season is underway, with the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox looking to repeat and win their third title in the past six years. Along with the Red Sox in the American League, the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros enter the season as favorites. In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs are expected to contend for the title. Here are a few MLB podcasts to listen to.
The Ringer MLB Show
With a rotating cast of staff members, The Ringer MLB Show breaks down baseball’s biggest stories. Each episode features interviews with the best-connected media members and insiders around the dugout and in the front office. From contract extensions and signings to classic games and rule changes, the Ringer staff discusses every topic on and off the diamond. Recent episodes include: "Jacob deGrom’s Extension and 2019 Fake Prop Bets," "Mike Trout’s $430 Million Contract, Plus Over/Under Bets for All 30 Teams" and "How Has Pitcher Usage Fundamentally Changed the Game We Love?"
Find it: https://www.theringer.com/the-mlb-show
Barstool Sports is not known for play-by-play commentary, but it is known for taking a more casual and humorous look at the sports world. For baseball fans, the Starting 9 podcast cuts through the noise and talks about the game of baseball the way they see it. Each episode is hosted by Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, and features interviews with players and others associated with the MLB. Recent episodes include: "Josh Donaldson," "Evan Longoria" and "RULE CHANGES."
Find it: https://www.barstoolsports.com/shows/starting-9/podcasts
For the latest news around the diamond, MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince and Richard Justice give fans the information they need about their favorite teams. Episodes feature the latest trending topics, previews and analysis of every MLB team. Episodes include: "Opening Day has just about arrived," "Predicting division winners; Sale and Verlander get extensions" and "Baseball icon Ichiro retires, contract extensions galore."
Find it: https://atmlb.com/2Fzf8zd
Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
Hosted by ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney, the longtime reporter leads the discussion alongside other top analysts on the stories of the day, the latest news on players and injuries, and the latest roster moves. The daily show keeps fans up-to-date on the most recent storylines. Recent episodes include: "Raise An Orange Flag," "Done Deal for deGrom" and "An Unprecedented Position."
Find it: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/podcast/archive/_/id/2386164