11: In Defense of Derek Jeter

Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) wastes no time this week. The Astros took 3 of 4 from the Yankees in New York, winning in different ways and impressing Mitch by doing so. Derek Jeter's #2 was retired on Sunday night. Hear Mitch defend a player he feels belongs in the hall of fame. John "Boog" Schambi and Chris Singleton made the ninth inning of Sunday night's game a lot of fun. Hear Mitch show some love to his favorite braseball broadcast team. As shown by Houston's George Springer, leadoff hitters look much different than they did even just a couple years ago. Why is this happening? Can we expect it to continue? Mitch has the answers. Finally, there's a lot of action out west this week. Mitch shares his notes on what looks to be a night owl's dream.

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10: 18 Innings and Beyond

Announcements start off the show as host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) tidies up some things. Then, the big takeaways from the Yankees' sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley over the weekend. The Cubs have not started 2017 the way they started 2016 and people are starting to notice. What's wrong? In the wake of Sunday night's 18 inning marathon, Mitch has a radical idea. What big change does he want to make to the end of games? Lastly, Francisco Rodriguez seems to be done closing games. Mitch talks about the Tigers' trouble position and what could be next.

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9: One Month Checkup

One sixth of the baseball season is in the books and host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) is here to take a look back at the most important things to come out of April. A hitter and a pitcher are highlighted for their stellar starts. All-Star Game balloting has started and Mitch has his own rundown of who's worthy. There were three teams that failed to win 10 games in the first month of play. Mitch takes a look at what exactly their issues are. And, in a rare turn of events, the National League had a higher slugging percentage in April than the American League. Mitch details what that could mean moving forward.

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8: My Apologies to Ryan Zimmerman

Host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) goes around the league on a busy week in baseball. The Orioles and Red Sox got into a little scuffle over the weekend. Mitch says there's reall nothing to see here... yet. The Rockies have taken hold of first place in the NL West. How did they do it and how long can they keep it up? Then, Mitch would like to offer a sincere apology to a man he severely misjudged on the season preview show. Ryan Zimmerman is tearing the cover off the ball of late and it's opened up the Nationals' offense. Lastly, with so many series to focus on, Mitch takes a stroll through some of the more important matchups this week with some news, notes, and other things to watch for.

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6: Draft Day

Join host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) for a rundown of his fantasy league draft day. The Country Strong roster is set. Now it's up to the boys to go out an make him look smart. Wil Myers is off to a good start! Then, Mitch shows some love to his same-name brother Moreland, who had quite a weekend in Detroit. Nate, the old college roommate, manages to stump Mitch with a very technical question that deserves some explanation. Finally, we look ahead to the weekend and an interleague showdown between the Cardinals and Yankees.

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4: Last Show Before First Pitch

Listen as host Mitch Gatzke takes issue with his favorite baseball writer, Jonah Keri, and defends Ian Kinsler's comments about the cultural differences in baseball. Buster Olney has some ideas about improving the World Baseball Classic, but Mitch doesn't see them as reasonable. The game has changed significantly over the past few years. Mitch dives into some of the statistical trends that have emerged as a result. And finally, to get you ready for the 2017 season, Mitch highlights some dates to mark down on your baseball calendar.

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