From the gentlemen who brought you the 2013 Starting Pitching Guide comes a brand new podcast dedicated to… wait for it … pitching!!! We started discussing the notion of this podcast all the way back in the winter when we first linked up to discuss the guide. Then after the success of the SP Guide and just how well we got along, it was a no-brainer to follow through with that original idea and thus a pilot episode is born. For those of you who like long-form podcasts, you’re going to be drooling over this one.
That said I think I’ve come up with a way for it to appeal to even those who don’t like long-form. If you want to stretch the podcast out throughout your work week, I have labeled all of our segments by timestamp so you can pick & choose what you want to listen to as it fits your available time. We don’t yet have a name for the show, but I think we’ve decided one and once it’s set in stone, we’ll be in iTunes. We will also be setting up the obligatory email, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts, too. Until then, we would love your emails at email@example.com for questions you would like answered on the show.
This is entirely a starting pitcher episode, but it’s a pitching podcast at large so if you have questions about relievers, that works. We do inject a little fantasy baseball talk into the show, but we’re not fielding any “should I trade for pitcher x or cut pitcher z?” questions. My other show, The Towers of Power Fantasy Hours, is fantasy-related and that would be the avenue for those types of questions. We also encourage you to watch our Game of the Week discussed starting at the 2:55:05 mark so you can follow along as we discuss it on next week’s episode.
Without further ado, our pilot episode:
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- 0:00 – 19:30 Intro
- 19:31 – 31:57 Jarrod Parker
- 31:58 – 38:11 Brett Anderson
- 38:12 – 47:18 Jeremy Hellickson
- 47:19 – 54:42 Matt Harvey
- 54:43 – 1:08:07 Yu Darvish
- 1:08:08 – 1:16:32 Clay Buchholz
- 1:16:33 – 1:26:15 Jon Lester
- 1:26:16 – 1:37:44 Alex Cobb
- 1:37:45 – 1:49:03 Declining Velo in April (Verlander, Sabathia, Price)
- 1:49:02 – 1:59:11 Strasburg & the Nats
- 1:59:12 – 2:17:20 Samardzija v. Latos
- 2:17:21 – 2:55:04 Our Game of the Week: Lincecum v. Cashner
- 2:55:05 – 3:07:36 Picking Next Week’s GotW
- 3:07:37 – 3:14:42 Close