Amazin Avenue

Amazin' Avenue Audio

A weekly baseball podcast about the New York Mets, featuring evidence-based analysis, subjective commentary, and witty repartee.
Amazin' Avenue Audio

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A weekly baseball podcast about the New York Mets, featuring evidence-based analysis, subjective commentary, and witty repartee.

Link: www.blogtalkradio.com/amazinavenue

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Sports & Recreation

Episodes

From Complex to Queens, Episode 13: I spent a week in South Carolina and all I got was this lousy tan

Jun 24, 2019 4983

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve, Lukas, and Ken analyze different regional BBQ styles in Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Dilson Herrera and Michel Otanez.

Next, Steve goes into depth about his recent trip to Columbia, and the good and bad he took away from his time in South Carolina.

Finally, the team reminisces about players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).


Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 11: Bullpen Blues

Jun 20, 2019 3295

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

First up, we take the pulse of the Mets after a disaster of a week, and lament all the lost opportunities in the Cardinals series.

We then get into the problems in the bullpen, and with the man who is making those calls. Then, we highlight the offensive performances that have impressed us.

Finally, we answer an email! Yay, email!

Chris’s music pick:

Stonefield - Bent

Brian’s music pick:

Loose Fur .- Loose Fur

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.
Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as Chris (@ChrisMcShane) and Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 


A Pod of Their Own, Episode 12: Don’t be an a**hole

Jun 19, 2019 5371

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by assessing the bullpen situation and the Mets’ recent rash of injuries, holding out hope that the team can perform on this decisive road trip.

Next, we share our experiences with online harassment, as well as share the stories of others, and have a discussion about just how pervasive and scary these things can be as a woman, trans person, or nonbinary person online. Thanks so much to everyone that reached out to us. We are deeply grateful for your help with this segment.

You can read about the fallout Sheryl Ring dealt with after reporting about the Cubs’ coverage of Addison Russell on All Heels on Deck.

You can watch the video of men reading mean Tweets to Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain that were written about them here. It is a perfect illustration of how these things may be easy to say from behind a keyboard, but become very difficult to say to someone’s face.

Please check out Kieran Lovegrove’s pinned tweet where he encourages his female, trans, and nonbinary followers to post their experiences with harassment.

Finally, we wrap things up as we always do with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com. 

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!



UnforMETable, Episode 12: Rick Ownbey

Jun 18, 2019 1243

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to 1983, when the Mets had a group of young starting pitching on the cusp of the major leagues. Rick Ownbey was considered the most major league-ready of these as he excelled in a AAA rotation with Ron Darling and Walt Terrell, while further down in the minors a recent first round pick named Dwight Gooden was just starting his journey.

Ownbey would make his debut before any of them, and while his major league career was less extensive or notable, he would soon be a piece in a trade that would bring in a Mets icon that would be the centerpiece of that 1980s squad—Keith Hernandez.   

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.

From Complex to Queens, Episode 12: Brooklyn MUST win

Jun 17, 2019 2837

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa is down in South Carolina scouting the Fireflies, so Ken Lavin and Lukas Vlahos are on their own to discuss the past week of Mets minor league baseball. We begin with a discussion of how the various affiliates fared last week, which quickly devolves into a discussion of the pettiest series in affiliated baseball.

After that, we discuss our hitter and pitcher of the week, Ronny Mauricio and Chris Mazza before running through some of the pitchers in the system who could potentially be in line to fill in for Noah Syndergaard while he’s on the 10-day injured list.

Next we preview the return of short-season baseball, and review some of the players we’re looking forward to seeing in Brooklyn.

We then move into a short discussion of where we’d like to see the Mets assign 2019 first round pick Brett Baty after he gets his feet wet in the complex, before wrapping up by looking back on the career of outfielder Eudy Pina in this week’s installment of Oh Yea, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you find podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).




Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, Episode 7: Ron Swoboda

Jun 14, 2019 1995

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

This week, we welcome Ron Swoboda onto the show. Ron was a member of the 1969 Miracle Mets, and was responsible for a dramatic catch in game 4 of the World Series, which kept the game tied and allowed the Mets to come back and win in the 10th inning. That play provides the title for Ron’s new memoir, Here’s the Catch, which went on sale on June 11th.

Ron’s book is available now via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever else you get books.

Make sure to catch Ron at the 1969 anniversary weekend at the end of this month at Citi Field. You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as host Brian Salvatore (@BrianNeedsaNap). 

Tune in on Fridays for more Amazin’ Avenue In Conversation, and Let’s Go Mets. 


Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 10: Rehab assignments? I say no, no, no

Jun 13, 2019 3723

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

First up, we take the pulse of the Mets after a relatively successful week, including a split doubleheader with the Yankees.

We then get into the silliness of the team’s approach to the disabled list, and the relative success of the team’s starting pitching.

Finally, Brian tells a story of his time at Citi Field this weekend, and a particularly inebriated fan.

Chris’s music pick:

The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators

Brian’s music pick:

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as Chris (@ChrisMcShane) and Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 



A Pod of Their Own, Episode 11: Sometimes the Mets are alright

Jun 12, 2019 4175

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. 

This week, we begin by discussing the Mets bouncing back with a solid week but the Mets couldn’t refrain from Metsing and mishandled Robinson Cano’s injury. 

Next, we answer fan emails during our Seventh Inning Stretch segment. 

We change gears after that and take a look at the underside of baseball when it comes to signing players from Latin America. The Dodgers were recently nominated for Humanitarian of the Year which concerned us considering they are one of the teams under investigation by the Department of Justice.

We wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (timestamp)
You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get your podcasts. 

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!

UnforMETable, Episode 11: Dave Mlicki

Jun 11, 2019 1310

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the late 1990’s, when Interleague play finally became a reality. On June 16, 1997, the Mets and the Yankees tangled in the first meaningful game between two New York baseball franchises in forty years. That game would thrust an unheralded mid-rotation starter named Dave Mlicki into the spotlight, where he would have the game of his life.   

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts.
If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.



From Complex to Queens, Episode 11: 2019 MLB Draft review

Jun 10, 2019 3938

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Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin discuss Josh Wolf and Matthew Allan- the Mets’ second and third selections in the 2019 MLB Draft- the unconventional strategy the Mets employed on day two, and selections that might fly under the radar, be they high schoolers, from the JuCO ranks, college juniors, or college seniors.

After, Steve sits down with Amazin’ Avenue staff writer emeritus and Major League Baseball Rule 4 draft enthusiast Alex Nelson, who shares his expert opinion on how the Mets did.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).

Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 9: Aceson Vargas

Jun 7, 2019 2648

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. With Brian off this week, Allison McCague pinch hits, while Chris tries to check off all of Brian's responsibilities on the show.

The show starts with the Mets' series win over the Giants, which felt like the team's first series win in a long time. And then we get into the most recent puzzling Mickey Callaway decisions. After the break, we delve into the ace-like performance of Jason Vargas, and there's a Johan Santana comp thrown in there that at least kind of makes sense.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 







A Pod of Their Own, Episode 10: Pink and sparkles and midriffs, oh my!

Jun 5, 2019 4266

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we look at the Mets’ unfortunate west coast road trip, and the bullpen meltdowns that made it one to forget. We also welcome back Jeff McNeil and mull over upcoming roster decisions. And in the best update in a long time, we send the very best to Ron Darling in his much-anticipated return to the broadcast booth.

Next, we look at the state of women’s merchandise in sports, and how leagues are falling short on design and quality. Why doesn’t MLB want our money?

Then we dig into the mailbag and read some of your awesome emails in the Seventh Inning Stretch - keep ‘em coming!

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.
You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.
You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!




From Complex to Queens, Episode 10: Going Baty

Jun 4, 2019 3279

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin discuss Brett Baty, who the Mets took with the 12th overall pick in the amateur draft last night. Given the incredibly slow pace of the first two rounds of the draft, they were left to wonder what the Mets would do with their second pick, which was made well after this recording—but you'll hear plenty about that and the rest of the Mets' draft next week!

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).





UnforMETable, Episode 10: Marco Scutaro

Jun 3, 2019 1252

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter (@unformetable) as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.

Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, Episode 6: Josh Satin

May 31, 2019 3351

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

This week, we welcome former Met Josh Satin onto the show. Josh played for the Mets from 2011-2014, and made his name as a corner infielder and pinch hitter extraordinaire. He was an early Amazin’ Avenue favorite, and couldn’t have been a nicer guy. Follow him on Twitter (@joshsatin), and check him out next time he’s on SNY.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.
Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as host Brian Salvatore (@BrianNeedsaNap). 


Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 8: Gomez > Lagares?

May 30, 2019 2881

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

This week, Brian and Chris take a look at the Mets’ roster, and try to pinpoint just how they are staying afloat without nearly 1⁄4 of their Opening Day roster.

They then debate the merits of Carlos Gomez vs Juan Lagares, and discuss the return of Todd Frazier and Wilson Ramos’s offenses.

Chris’s music pick:

Mavis Staples - We Get By

Brian’s music pick:

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - Find Me Finding You

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.
If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 




A Pod of Their Own, Episode 9: Put in a ramp!

May 29, 2019 4228

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing this past week of Mets games, which went much better than the week before and featured a lot of clutch performances from the Mets’ depth pieces. We also talk about injury updates, the Mets’ lack of pitching depth, and the recent bullpen implosion against the Dodgers.

Next, we have a conversation about stadium accessibility, which was inspired by the Mets’ new backpack policy. This discussion was made possible by all of the wonderful folks who reached out to Maggie about their experiences at Citi Field and other ballparks—thank you!

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!





UnforMETable, Episode 9: Ryan Jaroncyk

May 28, 2019 1218

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 1995 MLB Draft. In a draft that would see future major league stars such as Roy Halladay, Todd Helton, and Kerry Wood go in the first round—not to mention future Met Carlos Beltran in the second—the Mets use their first round selection to tab a highly-touted young shortstop prospect with great tools named Ryan Jaroncyk. 

Unfortunately, the Mets would never get the chance to find out if Jaroncyk could become a star in his own right, as the young man would quit the game of baseball a mere two years later at the age of 20 in Low A ball. 

Learn more about the scouting process that made Jaroncyk seem like a can’t-miss prospect, and the reasons behind his abrupt abandonment of the game. 

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.


From Complex To Queens, Episode 9: Draft retrospectives

May 27, 2019 4065

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin discuss catastrophic Mets draft busts Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Mark Vientos and Anthony Kay.

Next, the guys take a look back at the first round of a few past Mets drafts and discuss what, if anything, they would have done differently.

Finally, the team reminisces about three players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy: Angel Cuan, Darin Gorski, and Zach Lutz.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.
Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).

Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, Episode 5: Dave Flemming

May 27, 2019 1746

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

Today, we welcome San Francisco Giants and ESPN broadcaster Dave Flemming to the show. On Memorial Day, Jacob deGrom and the Mets take on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, and Dave is calling the game for ESPN. Dave is a really thoughtful baseball fan, and we spoke about many aspects of the game. Plus, we get a food recommendation for Oracle Park aside from the garlic fries.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as host Brian Salvatore (@BrianNeedsaNap). 

Tune in for more Amazin’ Avenue In Conversation, and Let’s Go Mets. 

Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 7: A sweep fixes a lot

May 24, 2019 3449

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

This week, Brian and Chris discuss both being swept by the Marlins and sweeping the Braves, and how each series made us totally change our opinions on the team.

Then, we catch up with all the roster moves and (hopefully) minor injuries that the team has suffered as of late.

Finally, we discuss Mickey Callaway's almost short tenure as manager. 
Chris’s music picks:

Amyl and the Sniffers - Amyl and the Sniffers
Brian’s music pick:
John Vanderslice - The Cedars

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 





Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, Episode 4: Adam Guttridge

May 23, 2019 1681

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Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

This week, the Mets' assistant general manager of systematic development, Adam Guttridge, joins the show. Adam discusses his baseball origin story, including rooting for a team thousands of miles away, primarily though box scores, and how he surprised Dan O'Dowd. We also get into what his day to day looks like for the Mets, a few larger baseball trends, and where to eat at Citi Field.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as host Brian Salvatore (@BrianNeedsaNap). 

Tune in for more Amazin’ Avenue In Conversation, and Let’s Go Mets. 




A Pod of Their Own, Episode 8: A conversation with The Athletic’s Emma Span

May 22, 2019 3868

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing the full blown Mets situation we have on our hands, including the injuries to Seth Lugo and Yoenis Cespedes. We also discuss how Robinson Cano is not the biggest issue on this team. (timestamp)

Next, we welcome Emma Span to the show, Managing Editor of The Athletic MLB. She discusses her role at The Athletic as well as where she sees this model going in the coming years. For beleaguered Mets fans she gives suggestions on what other fun teams to follow this season. (timestamp)

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (timestamp)

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!



UnforMETable, Episode 8: Felix Millan

May 21, 2019 1268

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 1970s, as the Mets tried to get back to the promised land of the 1969 Miracle Mets. In 1973, they imported a light-hitting, smooth-fielding second baseman from the Atlanta Braves named Felix Millan. 

Felix the Cat (“El Gatito”) was a key figure for the 1973 National League champions, providing solid defense and a steady, light-hitting (and well-choked-up on) bat. Although that glove would fail Millan on the biggest stage possible. 

Millan would continue to be a stable, solid presence in the Mets infield until 1977, when an on-field incident would lead to the abrupt end of his major league career. 

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.


From Complex to Queens, Episode 8: Two Vaughns don’t make a right

May 20, 2019 3573

Description:

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve is out of town, so Ken Lavin and Lukas Vlahos discuss some Mets’ managers past in Promote, Extand, Trade.

After that, we run threw the hitter and pitcher of the week, Patrick Mazeika and Anthony Kay (who we just cannot stop talking about apparently).

Next, we each discuss our favorite guy in the draft, with some wishful thinking about who might actually make it to the Mets at 12. Ken and Lukas like Andrew Vaughn a whole whole lot.

Finally, we touch on one player from recent Mets’ minor league history, outfield Corey Vaughn.
As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).


Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, Episode 3: Matthew Callan

May 17, 2019 4548

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

This week, we welcome a former writer for Amazin’ Avenue, Matthew Callan, to talk about his new book Yells For Ourselves: A Story of New York City and the New York Mets At the Dawn of the Millennium. The book discusses the first Mets playoff teams in 11 years, their first World Series in 14 years, and is an absolute must-read for any baseball fan. You can get the book from all the usual sources online, but we recommend you grab it via Indiebound, so you can support your local independent bookseller. You can also follow Matthew on Twitter, @scratchbomb

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as host Brian Salvatore (@BrianNeedsaNap). 

Tune in on Fridays for more Amazin’ Avenue In Conversation, and Let’s Go Mets. 



Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 6: Font of Sadness

May 16, 2019 3762

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

This week, Brian and Chris discuss the woes at the back end of the Mets’ rotation, specifically how after Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler, there isn’t much happening right now.

We then discuss the first season of Brodie Van Wagenen’s tenure as General Manager, as well as how Mickey Callaway’s sophomore season is shaping up.

We end up with some quick hits on Jed Lowrie, the bullpen, and the backup catching situation.

Brian’s music pick:

Manos: The Hands of Fate Soundtrack, composed by Robert Smith Jr. and Russ Huddleston.

Chris’s music picks:

Big Thief - U.F.O.F.Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.
If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 



A Pod of Their Own, Episode 7: More domestic violence news casts a cloud over MLB

May 15, 2019 4866

Description:

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we look at a key upcoming stretch for the Mets, and the injuries that may make or break it for them. (0:44)

CONTENT WARNING: In the second segment of this week’s show, we speak about domestic violence. If this is content that is difficult for you to listen to or you would prefer not to hear it, skip ahead to the Seventh Inning Stretch segment.

Next, we follow up on last week’s discussion of MLB’s problem with domestic violence with a look at Addison Russell’s return from suspension and new allegations surrounding Julio Urias. 

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous situation or a victim of intimate partner violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. There are also many state and national organizations that provide resources to victims and survivors, including the Pace Women’s Justice Center in New York.

We then move onto more uplifting territory in a return to one of our favorite segments - the seventh inning stretch, where we read and respond to some of the messages sent in by our listeners.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

Remember, you can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.
You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: There’s no crying in podcasting!

 



UnforMETable, Episode 7: Bernard Gilkey

May 14, 2019 1262

Description:

Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the mid 1990s, as the Mets tried to build on Generation K by bringing in a couple of veteran outfielders, including Bernard Gilkey—would would go on to have one of the great single seasons in Mets history—which led to one of the great movie cameos in Mets history. 

Post-Men in Black, Gilkey hung with the Mets for a couple of more seasons, until the acquisition of one Mike Piazza indirectly led to his departure from Queens. Gilkey would soon face off against the Mets in the playoffs before his career petered out.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.


From Complex to Queens, Episode 7: Draft crystal ball

May 13, 2019 3799

Description:

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa and Lukas Vlahos find some good in the bad in Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Carlos Gomez and Harol Gonzalez.

Next, the guys discuss the 2019 MLB Draft and share who they will be following the closest.

Finally, the team reminisces about two players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).


Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 5: Catching Woes and Riggleman Hype

May 9, 2019 4570

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

This week, Allison McCague (@PetitePhD) of A Pod of Their Own sits in for Chris, and she and Brian discuss the Mets’ catching situation, specifically the Travis d’Arnaud release, the Devin Mesoraco debacle, and the offensive prowess of Tomas Nido.

Then, we discuss the Mickey Callaway managerial technique, the inevitable rise of Jim Riggleman and, perhaps, some reasons for optimism.

Allison’s music pick for the week:

Panic at the Disco - Death of a BachelorPanic at the Disco - Pray for the WickedVarious Artists - The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack

Brian’s music pick:

The Mountain Goats - In League with DragonsThe Baseball Project - Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.


If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 


A Pod of Their Own, Episode 6: Baseball has a domestic violence problem

May 8, 2019 4421

Description:

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we discuss the sad state of the Mets, including the Adeiny Hechavarria/Dominic Smith roster move, the pitching injuries, and the beleaguered offense.

CONTENT WARNING: In the second segment of this week’s show, we speak about domestic violence. If this is content that is difficult for you to listen to or you would prefer not to hear it, skip ahead to the Walk-off Wins segment.

Next, we speak about Major League Baseball’s domestic violence problem and our feelings about that as female baseball fans. Specifically, we cover the way domestic violence has been framed as a redemption narrative when it comes to players like Addison Russell, Roberto Osuna, Jose Reyes, and others, when it is the stories of victims that should be front and center.

We then cleanse our emotion-laden hearts with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

Finally, we read our favorite submission to our iTunes review giveaway and announce that the winner of the Jacob deGrom Cy Young bobblehead will be alerted Wednesday morning as the show goes live.

Remember, you can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: There’s no crying in podcasting!


UnforMETable, Episode 5: Nino Espinosa

May 7, 2019 1005

Description:

Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the late 1970s, an era of big hair (but fortunately no plastic grass—at least at Shea). We’ll take a look at the brief but joyful Met tenure of the young, afro-sporting Nino Espinosa. 

Hear about Espinosa’s impressive debut, looking like a solid young starter in 1977—including one memorable game in which he almost matched the recent dominance of Noah Syndergaard, driving in the only run of a 1-0 victory—over that year’s soon to be minted Cy Young award winner, Steve Carlton.

You’ll also hear about his quick flame out, getting traded to the Phillies, where he was a member of the 1980 team that won the World Series, though he did not get to play in the postseason. Thereafter, his career ended abruptly; sadly, his life would tragically do the same not much later.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.


From Complex to Queens, Episode 6: ¡MiLB es Divertido!

May 6, 2019 3531

Description:

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin go back in time to 1996 for Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Will Toffey and Tommy Wilson.

Next, the guys discuss minor league baseball’s Copa de la Diversión initiative and share their favorites.

Finally, the team reminisces about three players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).


A Pod of Their Own, Episode 5: The Mets made mess of the catching situation

May 1, 2019 2841

Description:

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we welcome Kellyanne Healey, Amazin’ Avenue moderator, and we begin by discussing how the Mets bungled the backup catcher situation and how the baseball might be affecting the pitchers.

Next, Kellyanne talks about the book Infinite Baseball by Alva Noe and how philosophy can be applied to the game. You can look for her review and other fabulous books on her Goodreads account.

We follow that up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

Finally, we reminded everyone of the bobblehead giveaway for our awesome listeners. We have a Jacob deGrom Cy Young bobblehead for one lucky listener who leaves us a review on iTunes. Tune in at (timestamp) and keep an eye on @apodoftheirown for further details on how to enter.

Remember, you can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!


UnforMETable, Episode 5: George Theodore

Apr 30, 2019 1042

Description:

Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 1973-74 seasons to take a look at the brief but memorable Mets tenure of a gawky, gangly long shot 31st round draft pick that the Shea faithful fondly embraced as ‘The Stork.’ 

A true 70s character, the meditation-loving outfielder played with passion and abandon—which may in part have led to the devastating outfield collision that sidetracked his career. We’ll talk about a player who fought back to appear in the 1973 World Series and play again in 1974, but was never the same on the field—yet went on to an admirable post-baseball career, and still remains a beloved figure in the rich Mets tapestry.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.



From Complex to Queens, Episode 4: Ruthless Aggression

Apr 29, 2019 3440

Description:

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin play a Passover-inspired Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Danny Espinosa and Anthony Kay.

Next, the guys discuss the the conservative philosophy of the Alderson-era Mets in regards to minor league assignments and how that might be changing in the Van Wagenen-era.

Finally, the team reminisces about three players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).


Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 4: The Gio Blues

Apr 25, 2019 2407

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

First up this week, we lament the fact that Mets didn't roll the dice on Gio Gonzalez and why, oh why, Jason Vargas is still expected to be this team's fifth starter.

After the break, we discuss the return of Todd Frazier, defensive woes for Amed Rosario and Wilson Ramos, and try to remind ourselves that the Mets are still in first place.

Chris’s music pick for the week:

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies

Brian’s music pick:

The Beach Boys - Wake the World: The Friends Sessions

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 





A Pod of Their Own, Episode 4: Mets continue to Mets with ailing deGrom

Apr 24, 2019 3352

Description:

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin the show with a discussion of how bizarrely the Mets have handled their injured ace - the more things change, the more they stay the same. And on that note, the Mets also seem uninterested in the fact that Gio Gonzalez is there for the taking.

Next, we tackle the issue of MLB and Rob Manfred’s fan-unfriendly approach to media: mysterious blackout zones, severe limitations on the sharing of MiLB videos, and an increasingly-backwards approach to their own collection of highlights.

This week, we have an exciting giveaway as a thank you to our awesome listeners - your very own Jacob deGrom Cy Young bobblehead (MRI machine not included)! Tune in at (timestamp) or keep an eye on @apodoftheirown for details on how to enter.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com. 

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!


UnforMETable, Episode 4: Desi Relaford

Apr 23, 2019 1218

Description:

Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 2001 season to take a look at the inexplicably productive season that a utility player claimed off of waivers the previous season had with the Mets. Hear about Desi Relaford’s impressive season with the Mets, his memorable mop-up pitching appearance that year, and his thoughts on the Phillies and their fans that just might make some Mets fans feel even more kinship with the former Met.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts!

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know!.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.


From Complex to Queens, Episode 4: Bloodlines

Apr 22, 2019 3057

Description:

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin play a 420-inspired Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Ronny Mauricio and Harol Gonzalez.

Next, the guys discuss the success or lack thereof that the Mets have had over the years drafting or signing the relatives of former major leaguers.

Finally, the team reminisces about three players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Email the show at fromcomplextoqueens@gmail.com, and follow us on twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91).


Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show): Where Have You Gone, Jamie Moyer?

Apr 18, 2019 4633

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

First up this week, we discuss the current Mets' product, specifically how one team can be both so good and so bad at the same time.

Then, we identify our breakout offensive stars of the young season.

After a break, we discuss Jason Vargas and the (perhaps?) extinct 'crafty veteran.'

Finally, we wonder why the 'three outs' Edwin Diaz situation was only just now admitted.
Chris’s music pick for the week:
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality

Brian's music pick:
Bodega - Infinite Scroll

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts.

If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 



A Pod of Their Own, Episode 3: A Conversation with Dr. Meredith Wills

Apr 17, 2019 3658

Description:

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin the show with a discussion of the Mets’ pitching woes, offset by how great their offense—specifically Pete Alonso—has been. We also talk about the roster crunch with the return of Todd Frazier imminent.

Next, we have an interview with Dr. Meredith Wills—astrophysicist, baseball Hall of Famer, data scientist, knitting designer, and baseball connoisseur. We talk about her work published last summer that revealed what was different about post-2015 baseballs versus pre-2015 baseballs, what she thinks about the current spike in home runs across the game, what it’s like to be a woman in science and baseball, and her latest craft projects.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can follow our guest, Dr. Meredith Wills on Twitter (@Bbl_Astrophyscs) and read her blog, The Hall of Fame Knitter. You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.
Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!


UnforMETable, Episode 3: Wilmer ‘Vinegar Bend’ Mizell

Apr 16, 2019 1121

Description:

Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back in time to the franchise’s inaugural season of 1962 to take a look at a pitcher with a very unique nickname who spent the tail end of a solid major league career with Casey’s fabled ‘62 squad. Learn about the historic World Series he participated in, his thoughts on his final days with the Mets, and his at least equally notable post-baseball career.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show on Twitter @unformetable as well. Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.



From Complex to Queens, Episode 3: May the UCL be with us

Apr 15, 2019 2730

Description:

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.
This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin play a Star Wars-themed Promote, Extend, Trade.

After, the team reveals the hitter and pitcher of the week for the first full week of the minor league season.

Next, Ken shares some anecdotes about Dustin Lawley in The Bottom of the Inning.

Finally, the team reminisces about a pair of old names in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or your podcatcher of choice. 

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91). In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding an email address, dedicated Twitter account, and more, so stay tuned!


Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, Episode 2: Marc Carig

Apr 12, 2019 2545

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

This week, we welcome old friend Marc Carig to the show. Formerly a Mets beat writer for Newsday, Marc is now a national baseball writer at the Athletic. On the show, Marc discusses an old Amazin’ Avenue rivalry, the greatness of Pete Alonso, and why he misses Mets’ Twitter-  seriously. You can follow him on Twitter (@MarcCarig) and find his work at the Athletic.

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or your podcatcher of choice.
Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as hosts Chris McShane (@ChrisMcShane) and Brian Salvatore (@BrianNeedsaNap). 

Tune in on Fridays for more Amazin’ Avenue In Conversation, and Let’s Go Mets. 





Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 2: Sweden, Here We Come!

Apr 11, 2019 3338

Description:

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

This week, we look back at the Mets’ homestand and worry about the usage of the bullpen.

Then, we (continue to) discuss the potential, or lack thereof, in signing Dallas Keuchel and/or Craig Kimbrel.

Next, we talk about Pete Alsono’s torrid start at the plate.

Finally, we answer an email about Rim Jiggleman....err...Jim RIggleman.

If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com.
Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. 


A Pod of Their Own, Episode 2: Please sign Dallas Keuchel

Apr 10, 2019 2684

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing the lack of pitching depth and how the Mets could seriously get a leg up on their competition by signing Dallas Keuchel.

Next, we talk about a controversial sign that was displayed in the Wrigley Field press box that was an incredibly tone deaf move by the organization. 

We introduced a new segment this week where we answered some emails, one of which suggested a lyric change in “Meet the Mets”.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.
You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!


UnforMETable, Episode 2: David West

Apr 9, 2019 1015

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back in time to the late 80s to look at the hyped prospect background and brief Met career of David West.  Relive his Met debut in a rare era of unbridled Met fan optimism until the formerly “untouchable” prospect was deemed very touchable as the 1989 team tried to replace an injured Dwight Gooden for a playoff push, landing West in Minnesota, where he would eventually earn himself the World Series ring we wish he got in 1988.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments.

Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past.




From Complex to Queens, Episode 2: The 2019 Minor League Season is Here!

Apr 8, 2019 1766

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the new podcast from Amazin' Avenue focusing on the Mets' minor leagues. 

This week, Ken Lavin, Steve Sypa, and Lukas Vlahos reveal their first Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, and brought back Extend, Promote, Trade and Oh, That Guy. 

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91). In the coming weeks, we'll be adding an email address, dedicated Twitter account, and more, so stay tuned. 

Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, Episode 1: Ron Darling

Apr 5, 2019 1844

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Welcome to Amazin' Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin' Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

Our first guest is Ron Darling. Ron played for the Mets from 1983 to 1991, and has been one of the broadcasters for the team on SNY and WPIX since 2005. Ron has a new book out, entitled 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game. We spoke with Ron about his book, his broadcasting career, and a favorite food item on today's episode.

Tune in on Fridays for more Amazin' Avenue In Conversation. 

Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 1: The Good, The Bad, and The Mickey

Apr 4, 2019 3055

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Welcome to Amazin' Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin' Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. 

This week, Chris and Brian discuss the first six games of the Mets season, breaking down some offensive highlights and praising Jacob deGrom with all of our hearts.

Next up, we try to solve the enigma that is Mickey Callaway.

And, finally, we play a fun game of Would You Rather? 

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Check out AmazinAvenue.com for all your Mets needs, and make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as well as the hosts, Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane).

And, until next time, Let's Go Mets. 

A Pod of Their Own, Episode 1: Baseball Has Arrived!

Apr 3, 2019 2877

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing the Mets’ hot start, and working out some lingering trauma from the 2018 disaster. (1:00)

Next, we each pick “our guy” for 2019 - an undersung Met we love to watch and think will make a big splash. (10:50)

And we discuss the incredible article from Newsday about Suzyn Waldman, the harassment she experienced as the first female radio commentator, and how much further we still need to go. It’s a must-read for all sports fans. (19:47)

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (34:14)

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or wherever you find podcasts.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting!


UnforMETable, Episode 1: Masato Yoshii

Apr 2, 2019 999

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin' Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Met players from the past 

This week, Rob Wolff travels back in time to 1998 for the debut of Masato Yoshii, the "Japanese Greg Maddux." Learn about his surprising playoff role, his post-Mets career, and an interaction with another Met-adjacent personality from the last days of his playing career. 

You can find UnforMETable, along with the rest of our shows, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or your podcatcher of choice. You can find Amazin' Avenue on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @AmazinAvenue. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and tune in next week for another tale from the Mets' past. 

From Complex to Queens, Episode 1: 2019 Affiliate Preview

Apr 1, 2019 2454

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the new podcast from Amazin' Avenue focusing on the Mets' minor leagues. 

This week, Ken Lavin, Steve Sypa, and Lukas Vlahos preview the four Mets full-season affiliates, look back on a former Met prospect, and gear up for a long season of minor league baseball.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

Follow our hosts on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), and Ken (@kenlavin91). In the coming weeks, we'll be adding an email address, dedicated Twitter account, and more, so stay tuned. 

Episode 317: New Season, New Podcast Lineup

Mar 28, 2019 783

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we gear up for the regular season.

This week, Brian Salvatore is joined by Steve Sypa, Rob Wolff, Allison McCague, Linda Surovich, and Maggie Wiggin to introduce the new lineup of Amazin' Avenue podcasts: From Complex to Queens, UnforMetable, A Pod of Their Own, and the Untitled Chris/Brian Joint!

Starting on Monday, we'll be running out a new show every Monday through Thursday, with special episodes popping up every now and then on a Friday. Stay tuned for more information for each show!

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week with the new lineup of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 316: Welcome to A Pod of Their Own

Mar 26, 2019 2789

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we’re debuting a brand new show this week from the women of Amazin’ Avenue called A Pod of Their Own, which will run every Wednesday once the regular season begins. 

A Pod of Their Own is a show where we talk about all things Mets, but where we also take a look at various baseball issues through a lens of social justice. But more than anything else, this is a show that aims to normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. 

In our debut episode, we begin by discussing the conspicuous absence of a Jacob deGrom extension.

We then tie this into the larger labor issues in baseball surrounding extensions, service time manipulation, and free agency. 

Next, we introduce a segment we’re calling Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week and what we can’t stop thinking about, baseball-related or otherwise.

Finally, we wrap things up with a very special giveaway for our listeners to celebrate the launch of the new show!


Episode 315: Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five with Chris Donnelly

Mar 20, 2019 2828

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we discuss Doc, Keith, and more.

This week, Brian Salvatore is joined by author Chris Donnelly, who discusses his new book Doc, Donnie, The Kid, and Billy Brawl: How the 1985 Mets and Yankees Fought for New York's Baseball Soul. We talk about the similarities between George Steinbrenner and a certain US president, the absolutely insane Doc Gooden season, and the overall tenor of the Mets vs Yankees rivalry.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@CDonnelly81).
And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 314: 2019 Minors Predictions

Mar 13, 2019 2778

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we discuss what awaits the Mets’ farm system this year.

This week, Steve Sypa, Ken Lavin, and Lukas Vlahos preview the Mets’ minor league affiliates, try their best to predict their performances, heap praise on Mark Vientos and Shervyn Newton, and debate the fate of Thomas Szapucki after Tommy John surgery.

Be on the lookout from these three, as they will be hosting a new, weekly, minors-focused show once the season begins.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap),  Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@LVlahos343), and Kenneth (@KenLavin91).

And don’t forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we’ll be back next week for another edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Episode 313: Get Well, Tom

Mar 8, 2019 2940

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we discuss the GOAT.

This week, Brian Salvatore and Ken Lavin discuss the unfortunate diagnosis given to Tom Seaver, the greatest player to ever put on a Mets uniform, and look at a few interesting spring training stories. We also continue to beat the drum for the Mets to bring in some more pitching depth, and dream on guys like Dallas Keuchel, Tony Sipp, and Gio Gonzalez potentially joining the team. 

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Ken (@kenlavin91).
And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 312: Injury (Non) Panic and Spring Training Quick Hits

Mar 1, 2019 3639

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we discuss some (hopefully) minor injuries.

This week, Rob Wolff and Brian Salvatore discuss the Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier injuries, and look ahead to a new/old podcast segment

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen through the embedded player below.

You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Rob (wolffrr). 
And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 311: Hechavamania

Feb 20, 2019 00:49:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we take stock of the team in the first week of spring training.  This week, Allison McCague, Steve Sypa, and Brian Salvatore discuss Manny Machado's record-breaking contract with the Padres, the newest Met, Adeiny Hechavarria, and who 'our guys' are in Mets' camp this spring.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Steve (@stevesypa), and Allison (@petitePHD).  And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 310: Pitchers and Catchers and Vegas Gif-Shows

Feb 14, 2019 00:50:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we reflect on the start of spring training.  This week, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore look to the spring training stories that are intriguing them, once again pick 'a guy' in the Mets' bullpen, and discuss the future of entertainment.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@ChrisMcShane) And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 309: Down on the Farm

Feb 6, 2019 02:02:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we look to the future!  This week, Steve Sypa, Lukas Vlahos, and Ken Lavin take a long look at the Mets' farm system, both the top level prospects and some interesting players further down the system.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Steve Sypa (@stevesypa), Lukas Vlahos (@lvlahos343), and Ken (KenLavin91).  And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 308: The End (of the off-season) is Nigh

Feb 1, 2019 01:10:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to predict the final few moves the Mets may make.  First, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore discuss the recent signing of Justin Wilson, and look at how the Mets may use their last few weeks of the off-season.  Next, Steve Sypa talks the methodology behind our Top 25 Prospects list, and teases next week's minors-heavy show.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), and Steve Sypa (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 307: Old Friends with Eno Sarris and Jeffrey Paternostro

Jan 25, 2019 01:42:00

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Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 307: Old Friends with Enos Sarris and Jeffrey Paternostro  Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we discuss the newest Met and the current state of the minor league system  First, Chris McShane and Eno Sarris look at the recent acquisition of Jed Lowrie and the overall state of the Mets.  Next, Chris and Jeffrey Paternostro discuss the Baseball Prospectus 101, specifically what Mets appear on the list. Steve Sypa then checks in the various minor leaguers that came and went over the Mets' late December trades.  And, finally, Allison McCague drops by with an off-season edition of the Nimmometer and the deGrometer.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Eno (@EnoSarris), Jeffrey (@jeffpaternostro), Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), Steve Sypa (@stevesypa), and Allison (@peteitePHD). And don't forget you can email the show at aaaudiopodcast@gmail.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 306: The 2019 New Year's Spectacular

Jan 4, 2019 03:51:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we talk about music, Star Wars, TV, and Overwatch.  This week, we take a break from the Mets to discuss some of our other favorites from 2018. First, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore discuss the best music of 2018, including releases by Flasher, Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett, Say Sue Me, and more.  Next up, Lukas Vlahos discusses his Overwatch League. In our second extended segment of the show, Allison McCague and Kenneth Lavin discuss their favorite TV shows. And finally, Steve Sypa and Brian discuss and debate the best Star Wars films.   As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), Lukas Vlahos (@lvlahos343), Steve Sypa (@stevesypa), Allison (@peteitePHD) and Kenneth (@KenLavin91).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 305: Buffalo and Mistletoe

Dec 20, 2018 01:29:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we spend a lot of time talking about the backstop.  This week, Brian Salvatore, Allison McCague, and Rob Wolff discuss the Mets’ signings of Wilson Ramos, Rajai Davis, and Zack Lee, praise the front office’s apparent plan, and debate what the Mets still need to do this offseason.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@peteitePHD) and Rob (@wolffrr).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 304: Familia-rity

Dec 14, 2018 01:21:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we somewhat reluctantly, play "Danza Kuduro" and await some J.T. Realmuto news. This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane recap the Winter Meetings, discussing the return of Jeurys Familia, the catching market, and what the Mets need in an outfielder. (1:06) Next up, Steve Sypa recaps the Rule 5 draft. (1:08:37) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane) and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 303: Cano, Diaz, Grandal, sandwiches, and more with Ted Berg

Dec 7, 2018 00:59:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio! This week, Brian was off, Chris chats with Ted Berg about the Cano/Diaz trade, Yasmani Grandal, and absolutely not trading Brandon Nimmo because of his amazing smile. And that chat is followed up by Steve Sypa, who checks in on Peter Alonso, who’s been spoken about very favorably by Brodie Van Wagenen. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on Stitcher, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.

Episode 302: Robbie Cano, We Wish We’d Know

Nov 29, 2018 00:53:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we debate a blockbuster.  This week, Brian Salvatore, Chris McShane, and Steve Sypa discuss the rumored Mets/Mariners trade.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane) and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 301: Your 2018 National League Cy Young Award Winner, Jacob deGrom

Nov 19, 2018 01:24:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we gush all over our boy Jake.  This week, Brian Salvatore welcomes Rob Wolff and Allison McCague on the show to discuss Jacob deGrom, the newest Met's...interesting...talent, and the most hatable players in the league.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), and Rob (@wolffrr).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.  

Episode 300: Live at Mikkeller

Nov 12, 2018 01:16:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we return celebrate the past and look to the future.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane welcome lots of podcast guests, notably Allison McCague, who discusses Manny Machado, and Jeffrey Paternostro and Steve Sypa, who talk about the state of the Mets’ minor league system. Plus, we welcome our newest writer, Maggie Wiggin!  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris McShane (@chrismcshane), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), Maggie (@Maggie162), Steve (@stevesypa), and Jeffrey (@jeffpaternostro).   And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 299: Enter Van Wagenen

Nov 5, 2018 00:51:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we return after a hiatus.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane look at the CV of Brodie Van Wagenen and talk about what we hope comes out of the GM's office over the next few months. (1:40) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris McShane (@chrismcshane). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.  

Episode 298: Prepping for the end

Sep 28, 2018 01:19:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we are almost done with this cursed season.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk about Zack Wheeler's stellar season, the Wright Day celebrations, and more. (2:05) Next, Steve Sypa looks at the Rumble Ponies' 2018 season. (54:19) Finally, Allison McCague checks in on both Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom in one of the final Nimmometer and deGrometer segments of the 2018 season. (1:01:22)  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris McShane (@chrismcshane), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 297: O Captain, Our Captain

Sep 20, 2018 01:15:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we salute our superstar. First up, Chris McShane and Allison McCague discuss the effective end of David Wright's baseball career. (1:28) Next, Steve Sypa goes over how the Mets' affiliates did in 2018. (52:54) Finally, Allison McCague checks in on both Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom in one of the final Nimmometer and deGrometer segments of the 2018 season. (1:02:47)  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 296: More Wins Than Walks with Bret Saberhagen

Sep 7, 2018 01:30:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we talk about, of all things, Burning Man.  First up, former Met and Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen joins the show to discuss his time in New York, the changes in the game since he played, and what he thinks of the Mets' current starting pitching. (1:12) Next, Steve Sypa goes over the final Minor League players of the week for 2018. (19:56) Brian Salvatore and Rob Wolff discuss the recent run of great starting pitching, as well as the plan for David Wright. (34:45) Finally, Allison McCague brings us an exceptionally pleasant version of the Nimmometer and the deGrometer, including a game where Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom combined for practically the entire win. (1:18:41) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Bret Saberhagen (@BretSabes), Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Rob Wolff (@WolffRR), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 295:Wright Now (Well, Soon)

Sep 1, 2018 01:07:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we can't figure out this Peter Alonso thing.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the pending return of David Wright, the continued dominance of Zack Wheerler, and more. (1:11) Next, Steve Sypa goes over the Minor League players of the week. (42:46) Finally, now that Brandon Nimmo is off the DL, Allison McCague can properly update both the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (55:29) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris McShane (@ChrisMcShane), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 294: Vargy Vibes and Being Pro-Fun

Aug 26, 2018 01:53:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we celebrate Players' Weekend.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague talk nicknames, players we hate, and the hopeful return of David Wright to Citi Field. (1:15) Next, Steve Sypa, back from his journey to Appalachia, updates us on the minor league system. (1:30:22) Finally, Allison McCague returns to update both the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (1:43:41) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison McCague (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 293: Blowouts, Baby

Aug 17, 2018 01:09:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we take solace in small victories.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Jack McLoone discuss the Mets' win over the Yankees, their offensive explosion in Baltimore, and more. (1:23) Next up, Allison McCague updates both the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (54:56) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitePHD), and Jack (@jfmclooney). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.  

Episode 292: It has come to debating Jason Vargas vs Corey Oswalt

Aug 11, 2018 01:02:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we beg the Mets to let Corey Oswalt stay in the rotation, even after/if Steven Matz returns. This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the state of the rotation, the future of Dom Smith, and Jeff McNeil's hitting prowess. (1:10) Next up,  Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (48:38) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris McShane (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 291: The first of many "Sign Machado" episodes

Aug 3, 2018 01:24:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we look to next year...already. This week, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague recap the trade deadline, and look at what ‘contending in 2019’ actually looks like (cough, Manny Machado, cough), lament the way the Mets have treated David Wright and Carlos Beltran, and more. (1:03) Next up,  Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (1:05:48) Finally, Allison McCague returns to update the Nimmometer and the deGrometer, which measure the progress of - you guessed it - Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom. (1:16:42) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 290: Trade Deadline Discussions

Jul 27, 2018 01:03:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we look to what the Mets may do at the trade deadline.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk the season-ending surgery for Yoenis Cespedes, the Jeurys Familia trade, and who else the Mets may trade in the next week or so. (1:10) Next up,  Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (45:21) Finally, Allison McCague updates the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (56:22) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Allison (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 289: All-Star Spectacular

Jul 19, 2018 00:57:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we (sort of) take a break from the misery.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk about Jacob deGrom and his agent playing hardball, why Brandon Nimmo was snubbed from the All-Star Game, and some childhood memories of the mid-summer classic.  (1:09) Next up, Allison McCague updates the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (41:22) Finally, Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (46:47) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Allison (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 288: How did we get here?

Jul 9, 2018 01:09:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we continue to ponder how this team can be so bad. This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss just when we lost our hope in the Mets, as well as tried to look ahead to the trading deadline. (1:05) Finally, Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (56:16) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 287: Get Well Soon, Sandy

Jun 29, 2018 01:11:00

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Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 287: Get Well Soon, Sandy Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we look back at the nearly 8 years of Sandy Alderson's regime. This week, Brian Salvatore and Rob Wolff discuss the Sandy Alderson leave of absence, talk about his legacy as GM, and look to the three-headed faux-GM the Mets have in Omar Minaya, John Ricco, and J.P. Ricciardi. (1:13) Next up, Steve Sypa takes a look at the minor league players of the week. (44:31) Aaron Yorke looks at Josh Harrison/Jeurys Familia slide incident and more. (53:31) And finally, Allison McCague gives us the second installment of our newest segment, the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (1:03:27) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Rob (@WolffRR), Steve (@stevesypa), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), and Allison (@petitephd). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.  

Episode 286: Pessimism in Mountain Time

Jun 22, 2018 00:53:00

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Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 286: Pessimism in Mountain Time Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to help Chris regain some hope about the Mets.  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk about the general pessimism surrounding this time, and lament the fact that Dom Smith is playing in the outfield. (1:20) Next up, Steve Sypa takes a look at the recent standout performances in the minor leagues. (32:01) Aaron Yorke looks at the current state of the rotation. (37:14) And finally, Allison McCague debuts our newest segment, the Nimmometer and the deGrometer. (45:51) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), Steve (@stevesypa), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), and Allison (@petitephd). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 285: In the Jackpot

Jun 14, 2018 01:32:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to play GM and try to figure out the etymology of folksy umpire expressions. This week, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague discuss the general state of the Mets (spoiler - it's bad), talk about how to improve the team quickly, and discuss the best video of the year. (1:05) Next up, Steve Sypa takes a look at the prep players the Mets took in the draft last week. (1:13:42) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitephd), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 284: 2018 Draft Recap

Jun 10, 2018 00:55:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to find some hope in the future - specifically, Jarred Kelenic. This week, Steve Sypa joins Chris McShane to talk about the 2018 MLB Draft, and to see what the Mets did with their highest draft pick in over a decade.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Chris (@ChrisMcShane) and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 283: The Brandon Nimmo Spectacular!

Jun 1, 2018 01:01:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we ignore this terrible week and focus on Number Nine.  First up, Brian Salvatore, Chris McShane, and Rob Wolff discuss how Brandon Nimmo's 2018 has taken us by surprise, and what we think he can do over the course of the season. (2:22) Next up, Allison McCague chats with noted Nimmo superfan Jenna Jacobs (@jennaashyln) about what makes Nimmo so great and so easy to root for.(33:26) Finally, Steve Sypa looks at Nimmo's initial scouting report, and how that has changed over time. (54:38) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), Rob (@wolffRR), Allison (@petitePHD), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.    

Episode 282: Joey is the only bat

May 24, 2018 01:03:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where the Mets can’t win games without scoring runs.    First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk a little Jose Bautista, a little starting pitching, and a lot of kvetching. () Next up, Steve Sypa brings us the sixth minor league players of the week for the 2018 season. Finally, Aaron Yorke talks about the Bautista signing, and how to best use him.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 281: Same As It Ever Was

May 18, 2018 01:12:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where things haven't changed much. First up, Brian Salvatore, Chris McShane and Allison McCague discuss the Mets' rotation, the emergence of Amed Rosario, and play the best game of 'Would You Rather?' you've ever heard. (1:18) Finally, Steve Sypa brings us the fifth minor league players of the week for the 2018 season. (1:00:21) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitephd), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 280: Pain and Suffering

May 12, 2018 01:22:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where everything hurts.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague talk about how terrible the team has been, as well as the departure of Matt Harvey. (1:16) Next up, Chris McShane interviews W.M.Akers, creator of Deadball, a dice-based baseball game that is currently running a Kickstarter for its second year expansion pack. (47:09) Steve Sypa brings us the fourth minor league players of the week for the 2018 season. (1:04:08) Finally, Aaron Yorke discusses the underrated production of Adrian Gonzalez. (1:13:55) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitephd), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), Aaron (@AaronPYorke) and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 279: State of the Mets for May 2018

May 5, 2018 01:05:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we evaluate the team thus far - with less than optimistic results. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane go through the team's various components to try to get a handle on where everything stands, one month into the season. (1:33) Aaron Yorke then looks at the Mets' catching situation, Michael Conforto's recent struggles, and more. (39:05) Steve Sypa brings us the third minor league players of the week for the 2018 season. (47:55) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitephd), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 278: Slumping All Over

Apr 28, 2018 01:00:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we try not to get too worried about the current state of the Mets.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague discuss how quickly things can seem to fall apart, the lack of one dominant part of the team, and answer your email. (1:05) Steve Sypa brings us the second minor league players of the week for the 2018 season. (46:58) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Allison (@petitephd), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 277: Catching Questions and Killer Comebacks

Apr 19, 2018 01:04:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we play "Would You Rather" and talk Mets baseball.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Allison McCague discuss the past week of Mets games, the situation at catcher, and early impressions of Mickey Callaway. Then, Chris McShane pops in to close out the conversation. (1:17) Steve Sypa drops in with the first minor league players of the week for the 2018 season. (49:17) And finally, Aaron Yorke goes in depth on the Mets catching situation. (53:46) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Allison (@petitephd), Steve (@stevesypa), and Aaron (@aaronpyorke). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 276: Salt and Pepper

Apr 12, 2018 01:10:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we can’t believe the Mets’ first two weeks. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss just how much fun this week has been, how balanced the team looks, and how even weird demotions and possible season-ending injuries can’t get us down. (1:13) Next, Aaron Yorke looks at the depth of the Mets’ lineup and more. (47:36) Finally, Steve Sypa gives us a glimpse at the first few days of the minor league season. (55:04) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don’t forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we’ll be back next week for another edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Episode 275: Maybe the Mets are Good!

Apr 6, 2018 00:58:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to keep things in perspective but celebrate the Mets’ great first week of the 2018 season. Brian is off this week, but Allison McCague steps in as co-host as I do my best to put on Brian’s hat, and we think you’ll enjoy the show. We touch on the incredibly opening week that we saw from Yoenis Cespedes, the state of the rotation and bullpen, what on Earth is going on with Jose Reyes starting over Amed Rosario a couple of times, and plenty more. There’s a long way to go, but this season is off to a great start, and we hope every podcast over the next six months will be this upbeat.

Episode 274: Opening Day Countdown Spectacular!

Mar 29, 2018 00:32:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we tell you how to listen to the show!  This week, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane count down to the Pre-Game Festivities for Opening Day! We do some quick hits, answer an email, and give you some Opening Day tips.  To get the most out of this episode, start it on Opening Day at exactly 12:09 PM. That way, it will wrap up just as the pre-game ceremonies and introductions begin. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@chrismcshane). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 273: The Last Week of Spring

Mar 24, 2018 00:53:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where Rafael Montero answers our own question for us.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the last vestiges of spring training, and answer your email. (1:52) Next up, Steve Sypa looks at the Columbia Fireflies and the St. Lucie Mets. (37:30) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 272: Mid-Spring Check-In

Mar 17, 2018 00:58:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we return from a literal blackout. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane check in on spring training thus far, talk about Chris's trip to Port St. Lucie, and answer your emails. (1:14) Next up, Steve Sypa returns to the show to preview the 51s and Rumble Ponies seasons. (45:52) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 272: Mid-Spring Check-In

Mar 17, 2018 00:58:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we return from a literal blackout. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane check in on spring training thus far, talk about Chris's trip to Port St. Lucie, and answer your emails. (1:14) Next up, Steve Sypa returns to the show to preview the 51s and Rumble Ponies seasons. (45:52) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 271: The AARGH 2018 and Corey Taylor Interview

Mar 2, 2018 00:48:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we gather for beers and conversation! First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane chat with Mets minor league pitcher Corey Taylor about growing up in Texas, his goals for the season, and the best wings in Binghamton. Next, Brian and Chris are joined by Allison McCague and Steve Schreiber at the AARGH - the Amazin' Avenue Regional Gathering Here - to talk Jason Vargas, Marc Carig, and more.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@sschreiber13), and Allison (@petitephd).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 271: The AARGH 2018 and Corey Taylor Interview

Mar 1, 2018 00:48:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we gather for beers and conversation! First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane chat with Mets minor league pitcher Corey Taylor about growing up in Texas, his goals for the season, and the best wings in Binghamton. Next, Brian and Chris are joined by Allison McCague and Steve Schreiber at the AARGH - the Amazin' Avenue Regional Gathering Here - to talk Jason Vargas, Marc Carig, and more.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@sschreiber13), and Allison (@petitephd).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 270: Frazier Reaction and Jacob Rhame Interview

Feb 18, 2018 00:59:00

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Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we, again, mistime our recording. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane chat with Mets relief pitcher Jacob Rhame (@jRhame16) about his pitching repertoire, his childhood as a Braves fan, and fishing. (1:39) Next, Brian and Chris answer your email, talk about Todd Frazier, and don’t mention the Jason Vargas signing, as it hadn’t happened yet. (12:20) Finally, Aaron Yorke talks about the current crop of unsigned free agents and the start of Spring Training. (46:45) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Aaron (@aaronpyorke).  And don’t forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we’ll be back next week for another edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Episode 269: Reyes Reactions and Super Bowl Musings

Feb 7, 2018 00:57:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we celebrate the end of football for this season.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the Jose Reyes signing, answer an email, and talk about the rest of the off-season.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@chrismcshane).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio

Episode 268: Prospect Chat, Insurance Premiums, and New Hall of Famers

Jan 27, 2018 00:57:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we try to make sense of the world around us.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane welcome Steve Sypa to the show to discuss the Amazin' Avenue Top 25 Prospects List. Afterwards, we discuss the comments made by Jeff Wilpon about payroll, and celebrate the careers of four new members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Be warned: Brian gets mad.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 267: Free Shirts, Cheap First Basemen

Jan 20, 2018 01:13:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we enter the A-Gone era. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane dissect the Adrian Gonzalez signing, talk about the newly unveiled Free Shirt Friday tees, and answer your questions (1:09) Next, Aaron Yorke talks about Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Nimmo, and more (1:00:02) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Aaron (@aaronpyorke).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 266: Encore! Encore!

Jan 12, 2018 00:44:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we welcome back Jay Bruce. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane look at the Jay Bruce deal, and squeeze in some music talk at the end. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@chrismcshane), And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 265: Omar, Star Wars, And More

Jan 4, 2018 01:15:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we bid farewell to 2017 This week, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore talk about Omar Minaya, Kylo Ren, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and more.  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@chrismcshane). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 264: An A-Gone Conclusion

Dec 23, 2017 00:48:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we consider the off-season thus far. First up, Brian Salvatore welcomes Chris McShane back, and they discuss the Swarzak signing, the front-office restrictions, and a potential first baseman for the 2018 Mets. (1:19) Next, Aaron Yorke ponders that same first baseman, and more. (34:40) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Aaron (@aaronpyorke). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 263: Winter Meetings Wonderland

Dec 14, 2017 01:12:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we report on all the Orlando-based shenanigans of the Winter Meetings.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Aaron Yorke discuss the newest Met, Anthony Swarzak, the failed pursuit of Ian Kinsler, and more Winter Meetings news. (1:18) Next, Steve Sypa looks at what the Mets might do in the Rule 5 Draft. (49:32) Finally, Brian Wright brings us the Top 5 Mets single season pitching performances of all time. (1:04:34) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), Brian (@BrianWright86), and Steve (@stevesypa).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 262: Kinsler on the brain

Nov 28, 2017 00:53:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we start talking off-season plans.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the winning AAOP entry, debate Ian Kinsler's merits, and more. (1:18) Next, Steve Sypa details the Mets' recent 40 man roster moves. (40:03) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@ChrisMcShane), and Steve (@stevesypa). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 261: If only free agents were actually free

Nov 19, 2017 00:57:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we celebrate Beltran's ring and start prepping for the off-season. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane look at some of the rumors surrounding the Mets' free agent needs and answer your emails. (1:12) Aaron Yorke looks at some second and third base options for 2018 (39:38) And, finally, Brian Wright looks at the top 5 regular season games in 2015 (45:49) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.

Episode 260: Carlos Belt-champ

Nov 11, 2017 00:45:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we celebrate Beltran's ring and start prepping for the off-season. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the World Series, Mickey Callaway's coaching staff, and more. (1:20) Aaron Yorke looks at the new coaching staff. (37:17) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and  Aaron (@AaronPYorke). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 259: Meet Mickey

Oct 26, 2017 01:02:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we get introduced to the new Mets skipper. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane welcome Merritt Rohlfing of Let's Go Tribe to discuss the new Mets manager/former Indians pitching coach, Mickey Callaway. (1:54) Aaron Yorke looks at both the new manager and the World Series. (39:25) Brian Wright looks at the Top 5 postseason games in Mets history. (48:18) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Aaron (@AaronPYorke), and  Brian (@BrianWright86). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 258: Please not the Yankees

Oct 19, 2017 00:49:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we come to talk playoff baseball and minor league affiliates.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the team's purchase of the Syracuse Chiefs, a brief managerial update, and to talk which ex-Mets we are rooting for this off-season. (1:12) Brian Wright looks at the Top 5 pitching coaches in Mets' history. (31:03) And finally, Aaron Yorke goes in depth with the managerial hunt. (34:57)  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.

Episode 257: Terry Sad

Oct 9, 2017 01:11:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we come to bury Terry Collins' managerial career, not to praise it.  First up, Brian Salvatore, Chris McShane, and Steve Schreiber discuss the Terry Collins era, and discuss some of the potential managerial options. (1:40) Brian Wright looks at the Top 5 managers in Mets history.  (41:46) Steve Sypa takes a very early look at prior Mets' #6 draft picks, and takes a very early look at the 2018 draft. (47:13) Aaron Yorke looks at some of the news of the week, including the dismissal of Dan Warthen. (1:00:38)

Episode 256: Th-th-th-at's all, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 00:42:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we stick a fork in the 2017 season. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane are joined by a slew of Mets fans at the last home game of the year. (0:44) Steve Sypa reminds us what an important role New York baseball has made in the Civil Rights Movement, and honors one of the truest American heroes, Jackie Robinson. (13:34) Aaron Yorke looks at the end of the Terry Collins and Dan Warthen era of the Mets. (21:33) Brian Wright looks at the Top 5 1973 Regular Season games. (28:50) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on this week's Panic City Meter. (38:19)

Episode 255: 2017 Minor League Season in Review

Sep 25, 2017 01:06:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we look forward to a (hopefully) less bleak future.  First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane are joined by Steve Sypa to review the Mets' 2017 minor league affiliates, team by team (1:18) Brian Wright looks at the Top 5 rookie seasons in Mets' history. (52:53) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on this week's Panic City Meter. (1:00:38)

Episode 254: Powering through

Sep 17, 2017 00:47:00

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We are trying, folks. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk about David Wright, and other topics slightly more or less depressing. (1:23) Aaron Yorke looks at the Mets' rookies and how they are doing thus far. (28:32) Brian Wright looks at the Top 5 home runs in Mets history. (33:34) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on this week's Panic City Meter. (41:41)

Episode 253: We're not doctors

Sep 8, 2017 01:18:00

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First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris discuss the 2006 Mets for reasons that are frankly a bit murky, as well as discuss the Mets' recent injuries and pitching performances. (1:00) Steve Sypa returns to check in with the minor league players of the week. (53:05) Aaron Yorke looks at the Mets' recent signing of Nori Aoki. (1:07:19) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on this week's Panic City Meter. (1:14:27)

Episode 252: Rafael Montero, Ace

Sep 1, 2017 00:45:00

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First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris discuss Rafael Montero's amazin' start on Wednesday night, answer your emails, and talk Kevin Plawecki, Major League Hitter. (1:08) Brian Wright looks at the 5 left-handed starters in Mets history. (27:32) Steve Sypa returns to check in with the minor league players of the week. (35:13)

Episode 251: This season is a bummer, man

Aug 26, 2017 00:51:00

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The bad news keeps a comin'. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris discuss the injuries, trades, and general misery of the past 7 days. (1:06) Steve Sypa returns to check in with the minor league players of the week. (32:30) Brian Wright looks at the five best debuts in Mets history. (40:40)

Episode 250: We feel ya, Rob, it's hard to care right now

Aug 19, 2017 00:58:00

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Despite a sweep at the hands of the Yankees, we are carrying on. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris discuss the first week of Dom Smith, the words of Robert Gsellman, and more. (1:17) Brian Wright looks at the 5 best debuts in Mets history. (39:34) Steve Sypa returns to check in with the minor league players of the week. (46:39) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (53:16)

Episode 249: Waiver Deals, Bucket Lists, and Nicknames, guest Matthew Cerrone

Aug 11, 2017 01:26:00

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First up, Steve Sypa helps us understand the Jay Bruce trade, talking about the return from the Cleveland Indians. (2:02) Chris McShane chats with Metsblog's Matthew Cerrone about his new book, The New York Mets Fans' Bucket List, and more. (08:05) Next, Brian Salvatore and Chris discuss the first week of Amed Rosario, and discuss the Mets' nickname prowess, or lack thereof. (28:26) Brian Wright looks at the 5 Subway Series games in Mets history. (1:06:38) Steve returns to check in with the minor league players of the week. (1:14:43) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:21:35) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.

Episode 248: Enter the Dodgers, with guest Aaron Boone

Aug 5, 2017 01:29:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. We're joined by an ESPN analyst, welcome back Chris, and talk the week that was. First up, Brian Salvatore chats with former third baseman/current ESPN baseball analyst Aaron Boone about the upcoming Mets/Dodgers series, and why Justin Turner got suddenly good after leaving the Mets. (1:10) Next, Chris McShane rejoins the show and talks with Brian about the trade deadline. (11:15) Aaron Yorke looks at one night of Amed Rosario in the Majors, and reports back. (59:49) Brian Wright looks at the 5 worst trades in Mets history. (1:05:01) Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week, as well as the newest Mets, acquired in the Lucas Duda and Addison Reed deals. (1:11:58) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:24:55)

Episode 247: Trade deadline mayhem

Jul 29, 2017 00:56:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we didn't even realize our Good First Baseman was as good as gone. First up, Brian Salvatore is joined by Green Rickey himself, Steve Schreiber, to discuss the trade deadline, and why we would be totally fine if the Mets made a trade with the Angels. (1:19) Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week. (40:34) Brian Wright looks at the top 5 Mets trades of all time. (45:46) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (52:13) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.  You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Steve (@sschreiber13), Steve (@SteveSypa), Brian (@BrianWright86), and Kate (@kateefeldman).

Episode 246: Exchanging rings and trade proposals

Jul 21, 2017 00:45:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where Chris is getting hitched, and the Mets are preparing to be sellers. First up, Brian Salvatore answers emails about Dom Smith, Jose Reyes, Daniel Murphy, and more. (1:30) Aaron Yorke talks about some recent trades other teams have made, and how that may affect the Mets. (17:04) Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week. (23:58) Brian Wright looks at the top 5 Mets All-Star Game moments. (33:57) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (40:47) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.  You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Aaron (@aaronpyorke), Steve (@SteveSypa), Brian (@BrianWright86), and Kate (@kateefeldman). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 245: Blame Barwis?

Jul 6, 2017 00:58:00

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First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your emails and talk about the offseason plans - yes, already. (1:28) Brian Wright looks at the top 5 marathon regular season games. (36:42) Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week. (42:11) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (53:50) And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 244: The Granderson Appreciation Hour

Jul 2, 2017 01:21:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we are trying to remain hopeful, and Chris keeps up the Granderson love. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your emails, and talk the good and bad of the last week in Metsville (1:07) Brian Wright looks at the top 5 regular season games of the 2000 season. (46:52) Next, Aaron Yorke looks at the improving numbers of both Travis d'Arnaud and Curtis Granderson (52:30) Steve Sypa checks in with the minor league players of the week. (1:02:14) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:16:29) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 243: Podcast Like It's 1999 with Bobby Valentine and Greg Prince

Jun 23, 2017 01:06:00

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The co-hosts split up to interview folks about the late 90s/early 00s, and more. First up, Brian Salvatore chats with former Mets manager Bobby Valentine about his playing days, his approach to managing, and why he loves Japan. (1:19) Next, Chris McShane interviews author Greg Prince about his new book, Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star. (13:22) Steve Sypa then looks at the Mets minor league players of the week for week 11. (38:48) Brian Wright returns to talk about the top five internal team fights in Mets history. (49:12) Next, Aaron Yorke looks at the Met's six man rotation. (54:39) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:01:13)

Episode 242: The 2017 Draft Recap

Jun 16, 2017 01:27:00

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First up, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore welcome former Amazin' Avenue contributor Alex Nelson and current site/podcast contributor Steve Sypa to help make some sense of the 2017 First Year Player Draft. Brian and Chris then stick around to answer an email. Next, Aaron Yorke looks at the Met's main division rival at this point, the Washington Nationals. Steve Sypa then looks at the Mets minor league players of the week for weeks 9 and 10. Brian Wright returns to talk about the top five draft mistakes in Mets history. And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter.

Episode 241: Tangents and Gloom

Jun 10, 2017 01:00:00

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First up, Brian Salvatore announces an Amazin' Avenue Audio meetup at the Monday June 12th Mets game. (0:45) Then, Brian is joined by former host Jeffrey Paternostro to discuss Desmond Lindsay, the Mountain Goats, bobbleheads, and more to make you think you've stepped into a time machine to Episode 142. (2:03) Next, Aaron Yorke takes us on another trip throughout the NL East. (40:30) Brian Wright returns to talk about the top five draft steals in Mets history. (51:18) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (55:04)

Episode 240: The Pittsburgh Special

Jun 2, 2017 01:19:00

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First up, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore talk about their trips to Pittsburgh, Bruce vs. Granderson, and more. (1:09) Next, Aaron Yorke takes us on a trip throughout the NL East. (39:26) Brian Wright returns to talk about the top five seasons of Tom Seaver's Mets career. (48:31) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the eighth week of the season. (53:00) Kaitlin McCabe and Steve Schreiber are back with more unsolicited advice. (1:00:27) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:12:39)

Episode 239: Can the Mets play the Angels every week?

May 26, 2017 01:32:00

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First up, Chris and Brian talk about the state of the pitching staff and why the team should just forfeit Sunday games. (1:20) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the seventh week of the season. (35:37) Next, Bryan Renzi looks back at a Forgotten Met from the past decade, Ruben Gotay. (46:49) Kaitlin McCabe and Steve Schreiber are back with more unsolicited advice. (57:29) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:26:26)

Episode 238: Not the fun kind of streaking

May 19, 2017 01:31:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we try to cope in various ways. First up, Chris and Brian return to answer your emails and try to make sense of the Mets world. (1:27) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the sixth week of the season. (44:28) Next, Aaron Yorke looks at the newest Met, Neil Ramirez, as well as new-ish Met Paul Sewald. (52:43) Brian Wright walks us through the Top 5 relief pitchers in team history, and makes us sad that we have such few even decent relievers. (1:00:14) Kaitlin McCabe and Steve Schreiber are back with more unsolicited advice. (1:04:36) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:24:38)

Episode 237: Welcome to the Milone-ium

May 11, 2017 00:53:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we have surprisingly minimal Harvey talk! First up, Kaitlin McCabe and Steve Schreiber welcome a new segment, Unsolicited Advice, to the podcast. (1:40) Next, Aaron Yorke looks at the newest Met, Tommy Milone. (23:01) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the fifth week of the season, as well as recaps how the affiliates have been looking thus far. (28:53) Brian Wright walks us through the Top 5 regular season comebacks, partially inspired by last week's comeback against the Fish. (39:46) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in on the Panic City Meter. (45:25)

Episode 236: Slightly less panicked than last week

May 4, 2017 01:13:00

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First up, Brian and Chris discuss the current, borderline insane, week for the Mets. (1:18) Next, Bryan Renzi returns with a Forgotten Mets segment on Terry Leach. (41:36) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the fourth week of the season. (51:43) Brian Wright walks us through the Top 5 regular season games of 1986, a season that looks quite different from this one thus far. (1:00:01) And, finally, Kate checks in on the Panic City Meter (1:07:43)

Episode 235: Life is Pain

Apr 27, 2017 01:19:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we hurt. First up, Brian and Chris lament the current state of the Mets, and answer your emails. (1:26) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the third week of the season. (52:21) Brian Wright walks us through the Top 5 devastating injuries the Mets have suffered over the years. (1:02:38) Next, Aaron Yorke looks at some of the offensive woes the team is experiencing. (1:07:54) And, finally, Kate checks in on the Panic City Meter. (1:14:45)

Episode 234: Reyes Avenue Audio, with guest Todd Zeile

Apr 20, 2017 01:10:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we lament the series in Miami, talk a lot about the Met who is playing the worst right now, and more. First up, Chris chats with former Met/current SNY analyst Todd Zeile about his time playing for the Mets and more. (1:06) Brian and Chris answer some emails, talk about Jose Reyes, and debate a Philadelphia related query. (10:19) Steve Sypa talks about the minor league players for the week for the second week of the season. (49:24) Next, Aaron Yorke continues the Jose Reyes discussion (46:49) And, finally, Kate checks in on the Panic City Meter (1:04:37)

Episode 233: Citizens Bank Park Fixes All

Apr 13, 2017 01:18:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we look back on the Mets' mastery of the Phillies, the first few days of the minor league season, and more. First up, Chris and Brian give an overview of the first nine games, and answer your email  (1:13) Aaron Yorke then discusses some of the special event uniforms the team will be wearing throughout the year  (48:15) Steve  Sypa then checks in with the (very) early stages of the Minor League season (1:00:01) Brian Wright returns with another Top 5 list - this time, looking at disappointing Mets teams (1:05:57) And, finally, Kate checks in on the Panic City Meter (1:12:36)

Episode 232: Wait, we got Noah Syndergaard on the show?

Apr 6, 2017 01:40:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—No, seriously, Thor is on the show. First up, Chris sits down with Noah Syndergaard (@NoahSyndergaard) about Sportscrate, pitching, and lunch. (1:06) Next, Brian, Greg, Steve, and (sort of) Lukas talk about the Mets minor league system, including some of 'their guys.' (11:01) Brian Wright returns with another Top 5 list, this time focused on Mets' Opening Days. (55:57) Aaron Yorke returns to talk about the Mets' uniform changes for 2017 (1:02:38) Chris then chats with Amazin' Avenue alum/author Matthew Callan (@scratchbomb) about his new book about the 1999/2000 Mets (1:06:56) Finally, Kate Feldman checks in after Opening Day (1:32:47) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Kate (@kateefeldman), Greg (@GregKaram), Steve (@SteveSypa), Aaron (@AaronPYorke), and Brian (@BrianWright86). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 231: Nelson Figueroa Returns, and the 2017 Pitching Preview

Mar 31, 2017 01:31:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. SNY's in-studio analyst joins the show, we introduce a new segment, and more. First up, Chris sits down with SNY's Nelson Figueroa (@FigSNY) to discuss his speciality: pitching. (1:11) Next, Brian and Chris discuss the Jeurys Familia suspension, the state of the Mets' rotation, answer your emails, and look at the NL East's pitching depth. (26:35) Finally, Brian Wright introduces a new segments of "Top 5" moments in Mets history, this week talking about the best single game pitching performances. (1:23:12) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 230: The 2017 Offensive Preview and WBC Wrap Up Show

Mar 25, 2017 01:04:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—we look at the Mets' offensive profile and the end of the 2017 World Baseball Classic.  First up, Brian and Chris answer some emails, and take a position by position look at the Mets' offense. (1:11)  Steve Sypa wraps up the World Baseball Classic coverage for us, recording just minutes after Team USA's victory. (36:54)  Finally, Kate Feldman returns with the first Panic City Meter of 2017. (56:50)  You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa), and Kate (@kateefeldman).  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 229: Harvey's Velocity Freakout Edition

Mar 18, 2017 01:06:00

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First up, Brian and Chris discuss the dip in Matt Harvey's velocity, the potential for the Winter Classic to be held at Citi Field, and the World Baseball Classic. (1:06) Steve Sypa continues the WBC love by talking about 5 surprises from the Classic. (41:21) Finally, Bryan Renzi covers '87 Met Mark Carreon for this week's Forgotten Met. (52:59) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa), and Bryan (@brenz78). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 228: Now batting, the left fielder, Tim Tebow

Mar 14, 2017 00:46:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—we've got a light week, but one that's heavy on everyone's favorite former college football star. This week, Brian and Chris discuss Tim Tebow, among the other small stories emerging from Mets camp. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap) and Chris (@chrismcshane). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 227: The Podcast is ITBSOIL

Mar 8, 2017 01:05:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - spring training is in full swing, and we take a look at some of the stories emerging from Mets camp. First up, Brian and Chris discuss the David Wright situation, as well as some other lingering spring issues. (1:06) Next up, Bryan Renzi returns with a Forgotten Met segment on Ed Charles (41:19). And, finally, Steve Sypa talks about some of the minor leaguers getting invitations to big league spring training. (49:41) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa), and Bryan (@brenz78). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 226: Spring Is (Sort of) Here

Feb 25, 2017 01:16:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we get back into the regular shows, and see a segment return! First up, Brian and Chris discuss the Neil Walker extension talks, a look at the fifth starter competition, and more. (1:07) Next up, Bryan Renzi returns with a Forgotten Met from the 2008 season. (49:10) And, finally, Steve Sypa talks about the World Baseball Classic. (55:02) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa), and Bryan (@brenz78). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 225: AARGH 2017

Feb 15, 2017 00:20:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—we got a ton of our usuals in one room and let madness ensue! At the AARGH—the Amazin' Avenue Regional Gathering Here, held at the Blarney Rock in Midtown Manhattan on February 11—we gathered a nice cross-section of podcast regulars, past and present, and discussed Gabriel Ynoa and...well, not much else, really. You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@stevesypa), Eric (@amazinavenue), Kate (@kateefeldman), Aaron (@AaronPYorke), Steve (@_mistermet), and Jeffrey (@jeffpaternostro). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 224: The Bullpen Is (Probably) Complete

Feb 10, 2017 00:37:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—we recap all of last week's bullpen signings and plug the AARGH meet-up a bunch.  First up, Chris and Brian discuss last week's bullpen signings and answer an email. (1:16)  Finally, Steve Sypa talks about the end of the Caribbean Series and the start of the World Baseball Classic. (31:08)  You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa).  As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll soon be back for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 223: The Penultimate Bullpen Discussion

Feb 5, 2017 00:54:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. We miss all the news by 24 or so hours but still have a show for you to enjoy. First up, Chris and Brian discuss a great piece by our pal Ted Berg, the (now former) bullpen situation, and what to do with Mets outfielders, including, but not limited to Jay Bruce. (2:05) And, to warm our cold winter hearts, Steve Sypa talk about the Caribbean Series and the Mets players involved. (38:03) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), and Steve (@stevesypa). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll soon be back for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 222: Thor's Top Ten, plus guest Jim Duquette

Jan 31, 2017 00:48:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we talk Thor's top 10, talk with a former Mets' GM, and more. First up, Chris and Brian discuss Noah Syndergaard's list of top 10 pitchers right now, the Jay Bruce situation (again), and the available relief pitching options for the Mets. (1:01) Then, we share some audio from the Nelson Figuroa charity bowling event, where we caught up with former Mets general manager Jim Duquette. (31:12) And, finally, Steve Sypa tries to shed some light on why some prospect lists look so different than others. (38:49) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 221: Jeremy Hefner, we hardly knew ye

Jan 19, 2017 01:03:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we have a modicum of Mets news, but some pretty big baseball news to discuss. First up, Steve Sypa discusses one of the best pitching prospects in the Mets' system, Thomas Szapucki. Then, Chris and Brian discuss the Jay Bruce situation (again), Wilmer Flores and the Mets trading arbitration figures, Jeremy Hefner's retirement, the new Free Shirt Friday offerings, and the Hall of Fame. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 220: The Long Winter

Jan 14, 2017 00:53:00

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This week, Chris and Brian discuss spring training invitees, the best broadcasters in baseball, and more. (1:04) Steve Sypa talks about the Mets players and prospects playing in Winter Leagues this season. (38:36) And, finally, Aaron Yorke talks about the Jay Bruce and Wally Backman situations. (44:52) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 219: New Year’s Mets, guest Nelson Figueroa

Jan 4, 2017 01:06:00

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Welcome to another edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. Brian is out sick this week, but Aaron and I have you covered for the show’s usual weekly Mets chat and your emails (0:30). Following that, I’m joined by former Mets pitcher and current SNY analyst Nelson Figeuroa (36:30) for a great chat about the Mets’ offseason, pitching—with great insight and stories on Dan Warthen, Johan Santana, and Pedro Martinez, among others—and, of course, Figueroa’s upcoming charity bowling event on January 16. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll soon be back for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 218: Smell ya later, 2016

Dec 31, 2016 00:58:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, where we bid farewell to the year. This week, Chris, Brian, and Aaron discuss Jeurys Familia, the World Baseball Classic, and share their personal 2016 Mets highlights and some 2017 Mets resolutions. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 217: Offseason's Greetings

Dec 24, 2016 00:44:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - not a deal was stirring, not even a reliever, but we're here for your holiday drive! First up, Brian and Chris answer an email, talk center field rumors, and put together a playlist for your listening pleasure—and note that Brian switched his Chance the Rapper pick, because he's fickle). And, finally, Steve Sypa walks us through the top prospects in the Mets system. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 216: It's Oh So Quiet

Dec 19, 2016 00:44:00

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First up, Brian and Chris answer an email and opine on the quiet end of the Winter Meetings. (1:15) And, finally, Aaron Yorke looks at the state of catching for the Mets (32:43) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 215: Winter Meetings Wonderland

Dec 9, 2016 01:01:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio! Most of baseball was in Maryland this week, but we were here, recapping the Winter Meetings for you! First up, Brian and Chris talk the Jay Bruce market, the Nationals trade for Adam Eaton, and answer your emails. (1:19) Milo Taibi talks about a classic Winter Meetings moment, the Chin-lung Hu press conference. (30:54) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam discuss numbers the Amazin' Avenue prospect rankings 10-4. (33:31) And, finally, Aaron Yorke looks at some bullpen options for the Mets. (52:21) And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 214: What do we talk about now?

Dec 2, 2016 01:04:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. We are living in a post-Cespedes speculation world, and it is glorious! First up, Brian and Chris discuss the new CBA, and present our AAOPs, both of which are sort of silly for different reasons. (1:24) Next, Aaron Yorke discusses the speed at which the Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes, and the Mets' potential Winter Meetings wheelings and dealings. (39:39) Finally, Steve Sypa and Greg Karam discuss numbers 25 through 11 on the the Amazin' Avenue Mets Prospect list. (45:08) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 213: I Got the Contract, You Know the Name

Nov 30, 2016 00:34:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio, We convened a special 'emergency' podcast to discuss the Mets re-signing of Yoenis Cespedes. Brian Salvatore, Chris McShane, Greg Karam, and Steve Schreiber gathered on Skype to celebrate and discuss what this signing means for the Mets. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com.

Episode 212: Black (Uniforms) Friday

Nov 25, 2016 01:03:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - the Winter Meetings are getting closer, and AAOP season is in full swing. First up, Brian and Chris talk about Gary Cohen returning to the Mets' booth, the potential loss of Jerry Blevins, and more.(1:20) Next, Kaitlin McCabe discusses another forgotten Met, this time looking back on journeyman relief pitcher Danny Graves. (39:15) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about the recent 40 Man Roster additions, as well as some of the fringier Mets prospects. (42:40) And, finally, Aaron Yorke looks at the Yoenis Cespedes situation, probably not for the last time this offseason. (54:33) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Aaron (@apy5000), Steve (@stevesypa), Greg (@gregkaram), and Kaitlin (@kam3194). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 211: Return of the Jeff

Nov 19, 2016 01:48:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. We welcome back an old friend, answer your emails, and pay tribute to one of our favorite announcers. First up, Brian and Chris talk about Neil Walker's qualifying offer, the shakeup at third base coach, and answer your emails. (1:09) Next, Steve Schreiber looks back at one of our favorite moments from Frick Award nominee and Mets play by play man, Gary Cohen. (45:33) Finally, Steve Sypa and Greg Karam welcome back our old host and pal Jeffrey Paternostro for an extended prospects segment. (50:28) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player above, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 210: Waiting for Yo

Nov 12, 2016 01:02:00

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First up, Brian and Chris talk about the start of the off-season, and answer your emails. (1:08) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about Andrew Church, and promise to get to the Top 10 guys soon enough. (46:50) Finally, Kaitlin McCabe looks at a forgotten Met that also has ties to the Cubs, Mike DiFelice. (57:53) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 209: Good For Bill Murray

Nov 5, 2016 01:10:00

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First up, Brian and Chris talk about the World Series, and then touch on the Mets news, including the Jeurys Familia domestic violence arrest, and the Mets picking up the options of Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes, as well as the declining of Jon Niese's option. (1:27) Aaron Yorke discusses the Mets' left-handed bullpen options for 2017. (45:03) Kaitlin McCabe looks at a forgotten Met that was a member of one of the organizations in the World Series this season, Colin Cowgill. (51:50) Finally, Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about some of the less talked about prospects in the Mets system. (53:27) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 208: The Opt-Out Speculation Spectacular

Oct 28, 2016 01:16:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - it is the World Series, and the Mets, sadly, are not in it. First up, Brian and Chris talk about the likelihood that Yoenis Cespedes opts out of his deal with the Mets, whether we would make Neil Walker a Qualifying Offer, and answer listener questions. (1:08) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam continue their discussion of the Arizona Fall League, and discuss the possibility of an international draft. (46:22) New contributor Kaitlin McCabe looks at a forgotten Met from 2000 National League Championship team, Kurt Abbott. (1:01:12) Aaron Yorke discusses Andrew Miller's postseason usage, and how the Mets may be able to learn from his success.  (1:03:26) And, finally, Kate Feldman checks in with the Panic City Meter now that the Mets are out of the postseason. (1:10:32) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 207: Option and Trade

Oct 21, 2016 01:01:00

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First up, Brian and Chris talk about the Jay Bruce contract situation, two potential arms for the Mets' bullpen, and Tebowmania! (1:25) Aaron Yorke looks then offers his own look at the Jay Bruce and Kenley Jansen situations for the Mets. (36:55) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about the recent Mets minor league releases (45:47). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 206: See ya in 2017, Mets

Oct 14, 2016 01:04:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we are finally getting back into the swing of life after the Wild Card game, and look back a bit on the Mets' (brief) time in the postseason. First up, Brian and Chris look at the final game of the season, talk about our rooting interest in the playoffs, and more.  (1:15) Aaron Yorke talks about possible Mets offseason plans. (40:23) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about the Mets' prospects in the instructional league and the Arizona Fall League. (46:55) You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Aaron (@apy5000), Steve (@stevesypa), and Greg (@gregkaram).   As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 205: Syndergaard Rhymes with Wild Card

Oct 5, 2016 00:52:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—we prep for the Wild Card game, reflect a bit of how we got here, and more! This week, Chris and Brian pitch their version of the 25-man roster for the Wild Card game, talk Thor vs. Bumgarner, and discuss the last few weeks of Mets baseball. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio.

Episode 204: JDF 16

Oct 1, 2016 00:41:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. The Mets have the ability to clinch a Wild Card spot this weekend, though the week began on a somber note with the untimely passsing of Jose Fernandez. First up, Steve Schreiber talks about the Mets broadcast and their announcing of the Jose Fernandez memorial before Monday night's game. (2:16) Aaron Yorke looks at the media coverage of the Mets/Marlins game on Monday night. (4:34) Lukas Vlahos takes a look at just how dominant Jose Fernandez was, not just against all of baseball, but specifically against the Mets. (12:48) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about the Mets players in the World Baseball Classic (17:52). Bryan Renzi returns with a Forgotten Mets segment, focusing on Shane Halter. (31:22) And, finally, Kate Feldman attempts to jinx the team, one last time. (36:11) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 203: Bay Jruce

Sep 23, 2016 01:21:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we are a bit shaken from the sweep by the Braves but, like good Mets fans, we soldier on, even after embarrassment. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss Jay Bruce's lack of value for the team, present or future, as well as discuss Jacob deGrom and Neil Walker. (1:10) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about some of their evaluation techniques for pitchers in the Mets minor league system. (36:38) Aaron Yorke looks at the newest Met farmhand, Tim Tebow, and a creative way to get value from him. (52:55) Steve Schreiber helps us to see, via This Week in SNY what we've always known: Keith has some opinions on blondes. (59:55) Lukas Vlahos takes a look at the pitching rotation in the (potential) post season. (1:02:12) Bryan Renzi returns with a Forgotten Mets segment, focusing on Harry Parker. (1:10:25) And, finally, Kate Feldman is still all-in - even if that isn't as easy as it was a week ago. (1:15:25) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 202: Strength of Schedule Celebration, with guest Stuart Johnson

Sep 16, 2016 01:45:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we look at the playoff push with equal parts awe and disbelief First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your emails and discuss the Mets' upcoming schedule.(2:01) Steve Schreiber introduces us to a new side of Keith Hernandez - jazz aficionado - in This Week in SNY. (43:59) Lukas Vlahos takes a contrarian's position: there may be hope for Jay Bruce! (46:39) Chris returns to talk to Stuart Johnson, the radio voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones, about all things Cyclones baseball. You can follow Stu on Twitter, @StuJo11. (52:31) Steve Sypa and Greg Karam continue their look back at the minor league season. (1:20:23) Aaron Yorke looks at Wally Backman, and what his departure means for the Mets organization. (1:31:34) And, finally, Kate Feldman takes the pulse of Panic City (1:39:58). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 201: Wild (Card) Days

Sep 10, 2016 01:04:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio—if you're as delirious as we are about the Mets' recent winning streak, join the club! First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the weirdness of the Mets' roster, the past week of winning, and discuss a question that would have seemed unthinkable in April: would you let Rafael Montero make a playoff start? (1:30) Steve Schreiber is back with a This Week in SNY that discusses the one trait that injuries haven't taken from the Mets: their luxurious hair. (24:49) Aaron Yorke talks about the Mets' playoff odds and - spoiler alert - they look good! (27:47) Lukas Vlahos takes a look at the team's fWAR in the Weekly Stat (33:09). Steve Sypa and Greg Karem talk about the end of the Minor League season (37:54). And, finally, Kate Feldman is feeling unsurprisingly optimistic about the Mets' playoff chances (58:16). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 200: So this is a winning streak?

Sep 1, 2016 01:04:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio - we've delayed our big, celebratory spectacular for a few weeks, but are here with another installment of the podcast to tide you over during your long weekend. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss what a playoff race in the era of Wild Cards looks like, the surprisingly good starting pitching, and more (1:59). Steve Sypa and Greg Karam talk about some of the Mets pitching prospects that might make an impact down the stretch of this season (34:38). Lukas Vlahos looks at the Mets’ decision not to trade either of their back-end bullpen pieces (45:43), Aaron Yorke looks at the newly likable Mets team (51:15), and finally, Kate Feldman reads our Panic City Meter, and is all in on this team (59:03). You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Kate (@kateefeldman), Aaron (@apy5000), Lukas (@lvlahos343), Steve (@stevesypa), and Greg (@gregkaram). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 199: Party Like it's Episode 199

Aug 26, 2016 01:16:00

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Welcome to another episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. If you were looking for details on our live podcast for Saturday, we’ve postponed it for now. We’ll have plenty of details soon on that, and we’re aiming for Saturday, October 1. For now, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane starts off the episode talking about what’s going on with the Mets lately (2:38). Aaron Yorke checks in next (42:09), followed by Steve Schreiber’s TWISNY segment (50:27). From there, Steve Sypa and Greg Karam have a minor league update for you (59:37), and we wrap up with Kate Feldman’s Panic City Meter (1:11:34).

Episode 198: Hot mess in the summertime

Aug 18, 2016 00:54:00

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Welcome to another episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. We start with an announcement from Brian Salvatore that we’re going to do a live podcast on Saturday, August 27, to celebrate the 200th episode of the show. We should have details soon, but for now, keep that afternoon open on your calendar. Brian and Chris McShane start off the episode discussing the Mets’ starting rotation and bullpen, Logan Verrett’s claim that he should be on the disabled list, and some of the players who recently became available and might be fun for the Mets to sign (1:53). Steve Schreiber then checks in with the This Week in SNY minute with a highlight from Keith Hernandez (41:40). Aaron Yorke checks in with a response to the idea that Jose Reyes “sparked” the Mets offense when he returned from the disabled list (44:04). And finally, Kate Feldman has the updated on the Panic City Meter (49:05).

Episode 197: Dog Days, with guest Anthony DiComo

Aug 11, 2016 01:09:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we take a listener email, talk about Terry Collins, Neil Walker, and more. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss a potential trade brought up in an email, and discuss Terry Collins’s job performance (1:05). Next up, Aaron Yorke looks at the Mets’ second base situation next year and beyond (37:22). Chris then chats with MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo about the Mets beat and more (43:20). Anthony can be found on Twitter (@AnthonyDiComo), read his work on MLB.com. Finally, Kate Feldman reads our Panic City Meter, and it isn’t looking great (1:05:14). You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Kate (@kateefeldman), and Aaron (@apy5000). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 196: Hey Jay, with guest Wick Terrell

Aug 5, 2016 02:13:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we dig into the trade deadline, talk about some surprising Met success stories, and more. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discuss the two trades the team made ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, Jacob deGrom’s recent success, and debate the next former Met to have his number to be retired by the team (1:18). Next up, Bryan Renzi joins the show for a Piazza-centric Forgotten Mets segment, highlighting one of the pieces the Mets traded for Piazza (1:17:28). Lukas Vlahos then looks at the Jay Bruce trade in the Weekly Stat, and finds little consolation (1:22:44). Chris then chats with Wick Terrell from the Red Reporter about the Jay Bruce for Dilson Herrera and Max Wotell trade (1:31:13). Wick can be found on Twitter (@wickterrell), read his piece on the trade for the Red Reporter here. Aaron Yorke then looks into Alejandro de Aza’s remarkable July (1:56:09), Steve Schreiber shares a wonderful Keith moment for This Week in SNY (2:02:49), and Kate Feldman reminds us that loving the Mets means loving misery in the weekly Panic City Meter (2:06:51). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 195: Piazza, Hall of Fame Catcher, with guest Jay Jaffe

Jul 22, 2016 02:15:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we take an extended look at one of the bet Mets of all time, and cover all the recent events in the Mets’ world. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk about the Mets’ rotation, bullpen, and center field situations(1:43), Next up, Aaron Yorke creates a scenario where Mike Piazza returned to the Mets for their 2006 National League championship season (46:49). Lukas Vlahos joins the Piazza party with this week’s weekly stat (52:49), before we get to our main event. Jay Jaffe joins Chris over some beers to talk about only the second player ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza (1:01:21).You can find Jay’s work on SI.com, and you should both follow him on Twitter (@Jay_Jaffe), and do some reading on his JAWS metric. Finally, Kate Feldman gives us a Panic City Meter that, sadly, highlights the futility of the Mets’ bats right now (2:10:01).  

Episode 194: All-Star Breakin’

Jul 14, 2016 00:52:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we take a vacation from bad news, and celebrate the fact that the Mets have a few extra days to heal their ailing players. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane talk (1:10), Next up, Aaron Yorke looks ahead to the trade deadline what the Mets can do in the second half to make it back to the playoffs (34:45). Lukas Vlahos takes a look back at Mets in the Home Run Derby (41:19), and Kate Feldman gives us a Panic City Meter that (shockingly) isn’t full of (new) bad news (46:36). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 193: The Bats Come Alive, with guest Kristie Ackert

Jul 8, 2016 01:02:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we celebrate the Mets’ past week, lament the loss of Matt Harvey to the disabled list, and much more. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your email, talk about the Mets recent offensive prowess, and give a brief consideration to life without Matt Harvey (1:10), Next up, Steve Schreiber conspires with Gary Cohen for a new reality show in This Week in SNY (29:47). Aaron Yorke returns to talk Harvey, Reyes, de Aza, Verrett, Lugo, and seemingly everyone else on the Mets roster (33:26). Chris then chats with Kristie Ackert (41:07), who covers the Mets for the New York Daily News. Kristie can be found on Twitter at @Ackert_NYDN, and you can find her work both in print and on the Daily News website. Finally, Kate Feldman blames herself for the Mets’ series of bad Wednesdays on this week’s Panic City Meter (57:41). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, listen through the embedded player below, or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 192: Dark Days, with guest James Wagner

Jun 30, 2016 01:15:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we take a look at a former #33, the current #28, and much more. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your emails and discuss the upcoming Jose Reyes reunion (1:28), while playing a quick game of ‘Worried/Not Worried.’ Then, Steve Schrieber gives us our weekly Keith injection with This Week in SNY (34:40). Aaron Yorke is back to talk about what James Loney has meant for the Mets this season (37:38), and then podcast rookie Milo Taibi talks about what Vinny Rotino meant for the Mets in 2012 (43:31). Chris then chats with James Wagner, a beat writer in a really interesting position, career-wise (47:15). You can follow James on Twitter (@ByJamesWagner), and check out his work for the New York Times both in print and on their website. Lukas Vlahos tries to bring some positivity to the show with his weekly stat (1:04:00), and then Kate Feldman checks the Mets’ doomsday clock with the Panic CIty Meter (1:10:47). You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@_mistermet), Kate (@kateefeldman),  Lukas (@lvlahos343), Milo (@milotaibi),  and Aaron (@apy5000). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 191: Circling Panic City, with guest Mark Simon

Jun 24, 2016 01:22:00

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Welcome back to Amazin' Avenue Audio. This week, we try not to panic over potential injuries, talk Jose Reyes and Youlieski Gourriel, and more. First up, Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane answer your emails and discuss Wednesday's double injury scare (1:36). Steve Schreiber digs into the weirdness that can be the Mets' broadcast and brings us a bizarre bit of Keith Hernandez humor in This Week in SNY (44:11). Lukas Vlahos returns with a discussion of statistics and a particular brand on fantasy baseball (55:56), before Chris McShane chats with ESPN's Mark Simon about his new book, "The Yankees Index," and more (51:46). You can follow Mark on Twitter (@msimonespn). Aaron Yorke looks at the trade market (1:07:29), and then Kate Feldman brings us our most recent edition of the Panic City Meter (1:16:31). You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@_mistermet), Kate (@kateefeldman),  Lucas (@lvlahos343), and Aaron (@apy5000). As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app or download the podcast directly from Blog Talk Radio. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 190: The Kelly Johnson Comeback Spectacular, with guest Logan Taylor

Jun 17, 2016 01:48:00

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This week, we recap the draft, get lots of Kelly Johnson talk, and introduce a new fan to the essential elements of Mets fandom. First up, Brian Salvatore is joined by Steve Sypa and Lukas Vlahos to recap and discuss last week's draft. Then, Steve Schrieber brings us a bit of a sartorial discussion between Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez as part of This Week in SNY. Chris McShane then chats with Mets prospect Logan Taylor. Taylor, currently pitching for the Double-A Binghamton Mets, is an alumnus of Eastern Oklahoma State College. You can follow him on Twitter, @loganreese36. Lukas returns with another stat of the week, then Noel Purcell highlights Robert Gsellman, and Bryan Renzi looks back on the short-lived Mets career of Ronny Cedeno. Aaron Yorke dissects the recent trade for Kelly Johnson before Chris and Brian answer your emails, and then Kate Feldman brings us our most recent edition of the Panic City Meter. And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com.

Episode 189: Hurt, with guest Mike Vorkunov

Jun 10, 2016 01:27:00

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First up, Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore talk about the recent string of injuries and the lack of Mets' depth in the corner infield positions (2:06), and then Steve Schreiber—courtesy of Ron Darling and Gary Cohen—brings us a culinary delight in Pittsburgh as part of "This Week in SNY" (34:39). Lukas Vlahos next introduces a new segment (36:58), before freelance sportswriter Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) joins Chris for a chat about the Mets and beyond (45:04). Mike recently wrote a piece on velocity—using Noah Syndergaard as a case study—for Vice Sports, and profiled Adam Eaton and Julio Urias for USA Today. He also has a personal blog, where he's been interviewing reporters about their lives and jobs. We then get a discussion of Hansel Robles from Aaron Yorke (1:06:57), Bryan Renzi takes a look at two forgotten Mets who were picked in the first round of the draft (1:11:56), and a weekly check-in with the Panic City Meter, courtesy of Kate Feldman (1:22:00). If you enjoy the show, please leave a review on iTunes. It really helps! And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com.

Episode 188: When Ya Get Drafted, guest Jonathan Mayo

Jun 3, 2016 01:41:00

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Major League Baseball's amateur draft begins next week, and we've got plenty of draft talk for you in this week's episode of Amazin' Avenue Audio. Brian Salvatore, Steve Sypa, and Lukas Vlahos get things started with draft talk (1:46). We take a quick break from draft talk with Steve Schreiber's TWISNY segment (36:43) and Aaron Yoke with a segment on new Mets first baseman James Loney (38:22). From there, Chris McShane chats with Jonathan Mayo (43:47) of MLB.com—and specifically mlbpipeline.com—about the Mets' upcoming draft and drafts under Sandy Alderson. You can find Jonathan's work at the main site there, but here are a couple of things that came up in the conversation: his latest mock draft and the risk/reward of drafting high school pitchers early. You can follow Jonathan on Twitter at @jonathanmayo. After that, Kate Feldman and Brian answer your emails (1:03:39), Noel checks in with an update on Mets minor leaguer Patrick Mazeika (1:25:00), who also came up in the chat with Jonathan Mayo, and we round out the episode with our forgotten Met segment with Bryan Renzi on Terry Blocker (1:28:55) and Kate's Panic City Meter (1:35:08). You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve Schreiber (@_mistermet), Kate (@kateefeldman), Steve Sypa (@SteveSypa), Bryan (@brenz78), and Aaron (@apy5000).

Episode 187: The Scourge of Murph with Ted Berg

May 26, 2016 01:45:00

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Welcome to Episode 187 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. First up, Brian and Chris answer your emails about David Wright and Daniel Murphy, and talk a little bit about the recent plague of injuries (1:24). Next up, Steve Schreiber shares one of Keith Hernandez's sartorial anecdotes on This Week in SNY (44:30), and Bryan Renzi discusses a forgotten Met with a truly fascinating life, Julio Machado (46:27). Chris then chats with Ted Berg, writer for USA Today's For the Win, as well as a Taco Bell and sandwich enthusiast (52:06).  Aaron is back this week with a discussion of Steven Matz (1:30:01), Steve Sypa talks a little more about why he chose the Fighters as our new foreign rooting interest (1:36:22), and Kate gives us this week's Panic City Meter (1:39:03).  You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve Schreiber (@_mistermet), Kate (@kateefeldman), Aaron (@apy5000), Steve Sypa (@stevesypa), and Bryan Renzi (@brenz78). You can also followed our guest, Ted (@OGTedBerg). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 186: Thor's the Best and All the Rest with Andrew Beaton

May 21, 2016 01:03:00

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Welcome to Episode 186 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. First up, Brian and Chris talk about the West Coast road trip and the majesty that is Noah Syndergaard (1:30) Steve Scheiber brings us the return of Keith Hernandez on This Week in SNY (32:15) before Aaron talks about the Mets choice of Neil Walker over Daniel Murphy (34:12).  Chris then talks with the Wall Street Journal's Andrew Beaton about his time on the beat (40:35), before Kate closes out the show with our inaugural edition of our Panic City Meter (57:42).  You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@_mistermet), Kate (@kateefeldman), and Aaron (@apy5000). You can also followed our guest, Andrew (@AndrewLBeaton). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 185: Bat-olo with Eno Sarris

May 13, 2016 01:25:00

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Welcome to Episode 185 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. We are still all on cloud nine from Bartolo Colon's big night on Saturday, but we promise to talk about more than just his big home run. First up, Brian and Chris talk about Bartolo Colon, the bullpen's effectiveness, and whether or not the team is hitting 'too many' home runs (1:00). Next, Steve Schreiber shares the best moment from our friends at SNY in the past week - and we think you can guess what it is (25:30). Chris then chats with Eno Sarris of Fangraphs about the Mets, beer, and more (28:03). Plus, Noel Purcell outlines Met prospect P.J. Conlon (1:01:01), Aaron Yorke discusses two Met hitters (1:03:48), Kate Feldman discusses forgotten Met Eddie Bressoud (1:12:19), Steve Sypa gives us our first Nippon Ham Fighters update (1:15:45), and Nic Tatano shares a poem with us (1:21:01). You can follow all of our contributors on Twitter: Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap), Chris (@chrismcshane), Steve (@_mistermet), Kate (@kateefeldman), Aaron (@apy5000), Noel (@NamelessRanger), Steve (@SteveSypa), and Nic (@NicTatano). You can also followed our guest, Eno (@EnoSarris). And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 184: New Day Rising with Marc Carig

May 5, 2016 01:23:00

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Welcome to Episode 184 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. This is Brian Salvatore’s first show in the hosting chair, and hopefully you’ll enjoy the new format of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.  First up, Chris McShane talks with Newsday’s Marc Carig (2:29) about his Californian roots, ballparks, and pitcher velocity. Note: Marc was calling in from a rental car, so forgive the sound quality being less than stellar for our interview.  Next, (21:45) Steve Schrieber brings us an audio installment of ‘This Week on SNY,’ followed by Kate Feldman’s look at this week’s forgotten Met, Desi Relaford (23:27)..  Aaron Yoke then examines the Mets’ recent struggles against left-handed pitching, and what that means for the team going forward (26:52). Brian and Chris then talk about the last week in Mets news and games, and answer your one email for the week (34:58). Noel Purcell takes a look at prospect David Thompson (1:15:00), Steve Sypa introduces us to our new foreign rooting interest (1:18:22), and then Brian wraps up the show with our contact information (1:20:38).  And don't forget you can email the show at podcast@amazinavenueaudio.com, and we'll be back next week for another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 183: The good, the bad, and TDA's shoulder

Apr 27, 2016 00:52:00

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In Episode 183 (yes, 183, after three years you'd think Jeffrey would doublecheck these things) of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Brian cover the good, the bad, and the ugly of the first three weeks of Mets baseball. Michae Conforto is good, but how good can he be? Jeurys Familia has been bad, well not that bad, but not good, and we are a little worried. The Nats have been very good, and that is very bad, while Travis d'Arnaud's injury history gets a little bit uglier. We also answer an e-mail on the Mets pitchers high BABIP against, and on Neil Walker's HR/FB%, mmmmm sabery. We wrap things up with an IFK Goteborg update and a possibly important announcement.

Episode 182: John Carpenter's Escape from Panic City

Apr 22, 2016 00:42:00

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In Episode 182 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Brian play a fun game of Braves (?) trivia before moving onto the Mets. Curfews have been lifted in Panic City, but there is still some concern about Matt Harvey. We also discuss the recent offensive explosion before answering your e-mails about PEDs, the future of Noah Syndergaard's UCL, how fast the Phillies can rebuild, Logan Verrett, and Gavin Cecchini. This is a bit of an abbreivated episode because Jeffrey is under the weather, but we do not skip the IFK Goteborg update.

Episode 181: Panic City Town Hall Meeting

Apr 14, 2016 00:56:00

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In Episode 181, Jeffrey and Steve discuss potential 2016 Mets tag team partners for our faces in peril, before movin on to the important stuff. Which is, HOW PANICKED SHOULD YOU BE ABOUT THE 2016 Mets? Well, it varies, as you might expect. We are both worried about David Wright, less so about the offense in general. Jeffrey thinks Noah Syndergaard's elbow might explode on the mound, FWIW, and Steve seems very copacetic generally, until we start discussing Nakamura/Zayn at NXT Takeover at least. Before that we answer you e-mails, which for some reason are about Terry Collins' management skills, and update you on IFK Goteborg's fixture with rivals AIK.

Episode 180: ESPN's Karl Ravech and...others

Apr 11, 2016 00:30:00

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In Episode 180 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Chris talks to Karl Ravech of ESPN about the Mets young arms and the team's upcoming series with the Miami Marlins. Then, Jeffrey and Greg make compelling radio in a Comfort Inn in Binghamton, NY after a snowout. One of the two previous sentences is accurate.

Episode 179: 2016 Minor League Preview

Apr 7, 2016 01:47:00

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In Episode 179 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, the Mets minor league affiliates are kicking off so we have all your previewing needs. Jeffrey resists the urge to talk about Luis Guillorme again, Lukas is excited about Wuilmer Becerra, Greg has some thoughts on Gavin Cecchini's defense, and Steve is woefully underprepared. But first, we talk about 95 (94? Who cares) mph sliders, because well, damn. Next, we lose Greg but gain Kate and bring back a Mets-minor-leaguer-specific edition of the BP Annual drinking game. It goes...poorly...again...but for different reasons. Jeffrey isn't even mad, just disappointed. We wrap things up with your e-mails and the first IFK Goteborg update of the 2016 Allsvenskanliga.

Episode 178: The 2016 Mets Bullpen and...other...things

Mar 31, 2016 01:18:00

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In Episode 178 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Chris are tasked with wrapping up our 2016 previews with the Mets bullpen. Chris is the kind of weirdo that likes this stuff, but Jeffrey keeps getting distracted by Luis Guillorme's defense. Sounds about right. Of course before that there is the matter of Matt Harvey and his...well, you know. After that we answer your e-mails, and they are particularly verbose this week. Plus with IFK Goteborg kicking off their 2016 Allsvenskanliga on Sunday, we have to give you a poorly pronounced preview of Scandinavian coming attractions.

Episode 177: 2016 Mets spring training trip recap, Greg Prince's 2015 Mets book

Mar 25, 2016 01:09:00

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Chris and Greg talk about Chris's trip to spring training and whether or not any of the things he saw there could be signs of real change. Greg discusses his criticism of the Mets' release of Ruben Tejada, and the first half of the podcast wraps up with talk about Michael Conforto's back—which doesn't have us worried just yet. Then Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing comes on to talk about his book, Amazin' Again, which chronicles the Mets' 2015 season from the perpsective of a dedicated and longtime Mets fan.

Episode 176: 2016 Mets starting pitching preview (NSFW)

Mar 16, 2016 01:17:00

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In episode 176 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Lukas bring you the 2016 Mets Starting Pitching preview. So the draw the curtains, put the lights on low, and pour yourself a nice glass of wine for not safe for work discussions of the Warthen slider, motherfuckers, and Fat Harvey. First though we have to talk about Bartolo prop bets and surprising Spring Training roster moves. And Jeffrey has to deal with another co-host who likes Eric Campbell. The things he does for our audience. Then it is the good stuff though. Can Noah Syndergaard win the Cy Young? Is Matt Harvey's slider back for good. Jacob deGrom is also good by the way. So is Steven Matz. And Bartolo is pitching and is bae. We also discuss Zack Wheeler's timetable, and pitchers that put on their pants weird. Finally we answer your e-mails on the Bizarro Mets, five year plans, and TJ Rivera.

Episode 175: Spring Training nonsense and corner infield preview

Mar 8, 2016 00:43:00

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In Episode 175 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, it is mixed drinks for some, Spring Training talk for all. Jeffrey and Steve cover a bunch of March topics that will likely not be mentioned again until James K's Mets Forgotten First Half post in July. Next we move on to the corner infield preview, but we are not sure what to say about David Wright at this point, and are apparently required by Mets fan law to hate Lucas Duda. Did you know his last name spelled backwards is "A Dud?" After that we have one e-mail, some IFK Goteborg talk, and a discussion of pro wrestling. We put it at the end for you this time at least.

Episode 174: 2016 Mets Middle Infield Preview OR "It's not that sexy"

Mar 1, 2016 01:15:00

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In Episode 174 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, we continue to move around the 2016 Mets horn. This week we talk middle infield, which means we had to talk about shortstops, which means...well, you know. How are we feeling about Asdrubal Cabrera nowadays? Okay, maybe. How did Wilmer Flores end up doing against dick-high garbage? Quite well, actually. How is Eric Campbell making this roster over Ruben Tejada? If you have to ask. And how will Neil Walker fare in Citi Field? We're feeling good. We also talk a boit about Dilson Herrera and Matt Reynolds, and more about Eric Campbell than we probably should. Next, we answer your e-mails on infield arms, Moneyball, 2016 Mets all-stars, and whether or not Cespedes is going to eat that pig. Finally, we wrap things up with a concerning IFK Goteborg update and Jeffrey plugs some stuff.

Episode 173: d'Arnaud, New York Catcher

Feb 24, 2016 00:49:00

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In Episode 173 of Amazin' avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Greg don the tools of ignorance (no jokes please) and discuss the 2016 Mets backstops of note. Well first they banter about concerning Mets predictions and Yoenis Cespedes' future as a Top Gear presenter. But then it is definitely time to discuss if Travis d'Arnaud can stay healthy, if Kevin Plawecki will hit a bit more, and...well...uh...let's talk about Ali Sanchez I guess. Next we answer your e-mails on Dilson Herrera, forgotten not-a-prospect, what the Mets should do against southpaws, K/BB ratios, and solicitations for another drinking game. Finally, we wrap things up with a disappointing IFK Goteborg update.

Extra: The BP Annual Drinking Game

Feb 20, 2016 01:11:00

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The Amazin' Avenue Audio  podcast has a long and storied history of co-hosts drinking and discussing the Mets news. In a very special edition, we codified it into a game. Using the Baseball Prospectus Annual, Jeffrey and Kate, along with Kate Morrison and Nick Stellini of Baseball Prospectus, engage in the BP Annual drinking game. It goes badly, mostly for Jeffrey, but really for everyone. The listeners are the real winners. Well maybe, but probably not.

Episode 172: 2016 Mets Outfield Preview

Feb 16, 2016 01:26:00

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Spring Training is tantalizingly close, friends, which means it is time for your position-by-position previews of the 2016 Mets to commence! In Episode 172 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Lukas discuss the Mets outfield, and it is in glowing terms. For starters, there will probably only be five of them, and they are all cromulent major leaguers. We talk Cespedes as center fielder, Conforto as stealth MVP candidate, and the overlooked Cutis Granderson, before debating if Juan Lagares can bounce back and spending much less time on Alejandro de Aza then we thought we would. Then it is time for your e-mails on topics ranging from a Jacob deGrom extension, to Mets-inspired craft beers, to Kelly Secrest. Jeffrey even throws in a somewhat disorganized Jenrry Mejia rant for good measure. Finally we close with an IFK Goteborg update and a very NSFW pop culture recommendation. 

Episode 171: The Rite of Spring (Training)

Feb 9, 2016 01:15:00

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In Episode 171 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Chris and Jeffrey talk I-95 landmarks and Adam Loewen. Yes this is supposed to be our Spring Training preview, why do you ask? We do eventually get to that and talk craft beer, fried fish, seventh men in the bullpen, inevitable intercostal strains, and allude to stories we definitely cannot tell on the podcast. Next it is time for your e-mails on filling out the Mets roster, future old Mets pitchers..., *sigh* Dom Smith, Brandon Nimmo's defense, 2016 promotion ideas, and how Jeffrey has developed as a scouty dude. Then we wrap things up with a half-assed IFK Goteborg update and some pop culture suggestions.

Episode 170: Electronic Correspondence

Feb 2, 2016 00:57:00

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In Episode 170 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Brian banter about books and bad Binghamton promotions before answering your e-mails on the value of a compensation pick, the Mets contention window, a potential Matt Harvey extension, a potential Matt Harvey trade, re-signing Juan Uribe, the 2016 Mets lineup (those last five are all one e-mail, le sigh), old Latin pitchers, and our annual game of guess the minor league rosters. There is also news on the IFK Goteborg front, and Jeffrey plugs the Baseball Prospectus Annual a few times.

Episode 169: The 2016 Mets might be a nice baseball team

Jan 27, 2016 01:09:00

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In Episode one-hundred-and-nice of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Greg discuss Sandy's sense of humor, how good the 2016 Mets might be, who is the best shortstop prospect in the organization, and answer your e-mails on prospects, Cespedes, the DH, and whether the Mets are the best team in baseball. We wrap things up with another IFK Goteborg update and a list of all the mediocre European and Canadian detective procedurals Jeffrey has been watching lately.

Episode 168: You know the name (Cespedes)

Jan 23, 2016 00:46:00

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In Episode 168 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey, Kate, Chris, Kate Morrison of Baseball Prospectus and the mysterious prospect hate man (he lost a bet) knock back a few and discuss the Mets re-signing Yoenis Cespedes. We prefer that they would have leaked this out two drinks ago, but we can't complain too vehemently because the Mets look like a legitimate mid-market team and have had a pretty good offseason? We are confused as the rest of you.

Episode 167: 2016 Prospect List Podcast

Jan 21, 2016 02:02:00

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It is that time of the year again. The time when we spend two hours arguing over the minutia of the Mets player development system. Are you excited yet? You should be. In Episode 167, Jeffrey, Greg, Lukas, and Steve argue about the Mets minor league system. We start off with a system overview before diving into breakout candidates, who we are higher and lower on than the others, postulate some sleepers, and list our guys. There is plenty of trolling, some spilled pizza, and a lot of John Mora talk for some reason. Then we answer your e-mails on future Mets hall of famers, future Mets minor league managers, and the 1976 NL Cy Young race. And you wonder why it went two hours?

Episode 166: Piazza, New York Catcher

Jan 13, 2016 01:06:00

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In Episode 166 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Greg discuss Mike Piazza's induction to the baseball Hall of Fame, the second best pitching prospect in the Mets organization, and what the Mets might do with the rest of the rapidly dwindling offseason (okay, probably not much). Then we answer your e-mails and talk Nicola Roeg films, IFK Goteborg midfielders, and Jeffrey plugs a whole bunch of stuff.

Episode 165: Look, this isn't our best work

Jan 6, 2016 00:56:00

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We like to think after 165+ episodes we have a bit of a relatonship, with you, the listener.  So we will be honest. This podcast, well it might be a bit of a train wreck. The Mets didn't help matters, since there is no real news to speak of, and the news there is, it's very confusing. Also Aaron's laptop is very noisy, unless Jeffrey figured out a way to fix that in post, and Jeffrey's laptop isn't charging so this was recorded on a now ten-yer-old MacBook. Regardless we soldier on, and Jeffrey, Aaron, Kate and Steve discuss resloutions, Daniel Murphy's new digs, DePo's new job, and the B-Mets new...well, they are still the B-Mets for now. Then we answer your e-mails on Aroldis Chapman, Jay Bruce, and new homes for our old Mets before wrapping things up with some pop culture and Swedsh soccer talk. 2016, let's go!

Amazin' Avenue Audio's Very Festive Festivus

Dec 23, 2015 01:09:00

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Gather round our large metal pole, one and all, as we discuss strength-to-weight ratios, Mets dinner companions, air a whole lot of grievances and perform feats of strength on Amazin' Avenue Audio. There is only one way to wrap up a wacky, weird, 2015 year on the pod, and that is with a Festivus (though probably not a Cespedes) for the rest of us.   P.S. We also answer your e-mails, because Jeffrey was not letting them sit until 2016, and anyway the whole thing didn't take as long as he thought it would.

Episode 164: BARTYOLO

Dec 17, 2015 00:55:00

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Gather round the fire and pour yourself a large mug of wassail. Jeffrey and Greg are here to tell you a tale of a larger than life man. More than a man, a legend. Yes, Bartolo Colon is back, and we are hear to talk about it. We also find time to talk about Jerry Blevins return and Dick Scott's promotion to bench coach. And of course there are your e-mails from all of the Daves we know. Because these are the Daves we know, we know. See you in 2016 for more obscure pop culture references and payroll grumbling!

Episode 163: New news, who dis?

Dec 12, 2015 01:43:00

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This podcast has a long history of having news break shortly after we stop recording, especially during November and December, but even by our standards this week was impressive. Jeffrey and Greg have a lovely conversation about losing out on Ben Zobrist and the subsequent Neil Walker trade. We also answer your e-mails. Then an hour after we finished recording, the Mets signed Asdrubal Cabrera. So we picked back up 48 hours later with Jeffrey and Milo breaking down that deal and checking in on more famous Republic of Ireland soccer players and Josh Satin (not a Republic of Ireland soccer player). THEN A HALF HOUR AFTER THIS WAS FINISHED MICHAEL CUDDYER RETIRED....so...back to the podcasting stations, as Jeffrey and Kate discuss that happening. 

Episode 162: Winter Meetings preview?

Dec 8, 2015 01:51:00

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In Episode 162 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Brian scrounge around for bits of news as the Winter Meetings kick off. The Mets will have a new bench coach, but a lot of the same players. Next David Roth of Vice Sports joins the show to talk about things to do in Scarsdale and Bridgeport and scan baseball-reference pages while discussing Raul Valdes and Trot Nixon's Mets careers. Finally, we have a very long e-mail segment where we just end up wildly guessing how much every single 2016 Met would make as a free agent this offseason.

Episode 161: The mysterious case of Eulises Sanchez

Dec 2, 2015 00:33:00

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Amazin' Avenue Audio is back again, as Steve and Jeffrey complain about the opening question segment, discover the Mets made a bunch of minor league free agent signings, ruminate about a Jenrry Mejia tender, and rant about Wuilmer Becerra being left off the  40-man. Then it is time for your (pro wrestling) e-mails that are of interest to probably only Stuart. But don't say we didn't warn you this time.

Episode 160: No news never stops the pod

Nov 30, 2015 01:06:00

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In Episode 160, Jeffrey and Lukhas discuss all the goings-on in Metsland, which include...well...uh...the Mets are interested in Ben Zobrist? Jordan Zimmermann signed with a team in the AL Central? People on twitter want to trade Lucas Duda? Yeah, it is the miserable dregs of the offseason where we have nothing to talk about and still somehow fill 60 minutes. We also answer your e-mails about Daniel Murphy, JA Happ, Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy, baseball history and Daniel Murphy. Well, at least some things never change.

Episode 159: Our Annual AAA AAOPs

Nov 18, 2015 00:43:00

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It's time for your hosts Amazin' Avenue Audio Offseason Plans, but Chris McShane can't be bothered to defend his 2014 title (which he won by cheating). He claims he is sick or something, leaving Jeffrey and Greg to debate the merits of Hansel Robles, 8th inning guy versus Dexter Fowler, leadoff hitter. Next, we answer your e-mails on Jeremy Hefner, Marcell Ozuna, and once and future podcast legends. Finally, we end the show with Greg dropping some Irish soccer (?!) knowledge.

Episode 158: AAA_email.exe

Nov 15, 2015 00:59:00

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You won't stop e-mailing the show, so Jeffrey and Lukas break the emergency weekend podcast seal to clean out the inbox. And since there is a bit of Mets news to cover we kick things off with a discussion of Daniel Murphy's Qualifying Offer and the Mets "attempts" to trade for Andrelton Simmons. Then it is onto your e-mails about Adam Eaton, Denard Span, trading Lucas Duda, spending lots of money, the Mets shortstop situation, and (sigh) Jose Reyes. Finally, we wrap things up with a belated IFK Goteborg update.

Episode 157: Your regularly scheduled programming

Nov 10, 2015 02:19:00

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Normally by now on Amazin' Avenue Audio, we would have done a season review, an offseason preview, and some Rule 5 talk, but as you may have heard on podcasts like this one, the Mets spent all of October in the playoffs. So we have some catching up to do. First Jeffrey and Kate review the 2015 season one last time and discuss the Terry Collins extension. Next, Jeffrey and Brian look at some early roster moves and the Mets crop of free agents.Then, Jeffrey and Greg discuss Rule 5 protections and further 40-man roster machinations. Oh there's more, Jeffrey and Lukas preview the Mets offseason and discuss the *sigh* shortstop situation. Finally, Jeffrey and Milo answer your e-mails until Jeffrey finally has to cry 'uncle.'

Episode 156: #RIP2015Mets, Long live the 2015 Mets

Nov 2, 2015 00:21:00

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Gather round listeners and you shall here, well nothing about Game 5 of the World Series. It doesn't feel right (and really you could just listen to the Game 4 recap again for effect). Instead Jeffrey, Steve, Lukhas, and Brian throw an Irish Wake for the 2015 Mets. There will be time for season reviews, offseason previews, and hot Rule 5 protection action in a week or so, but for now we send off one of the most fun teams of our lifetimes.

Episode 155: World Series Game 4 Recap

Oct 31, 2015 00:15:00

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"The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor." - Albert Camus Look, you know what's coming in this episode. You can probably guess what we are going to discuss. Whether you choose to listen or not is up to you. Whatever. We'll understand if you don't. This wasn't some Mets/Marlins extra-inning disaster from 2013 Jeffrey and Greg can bitterly, but still bemusedly joke about. This was something else entirely. 

Episode 154: World Series Game 3 Recap: That was fun, do it three more times

Oct 30, 2015 00:11:00

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In our Game 3 World Series recap, Jeffrey and Greg are exuberant after the Mets win over the Royals at Citi Field. We also might be loud because we tried to record on podcast on Jeffrey's phone on the way back to the 7 train. Greg is in love with David Wright, Jeffrey is confused by Ned Yost, The Mets are back in the World Series, and we are all back in the New York Groove. The lesson is you should always listen to Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Episode 153: WELP

Oct 28, 2015 00:32:00

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In Episode 153 Jeffrey and Chris try to make sense of the first two games of the World Series. It's hard, because we are very tired, and the Mets have been kinda bad. We review the bizarre oddities of Game 1, the depressing thrashing in Game 2, and try and figure out a way back into the series for the New York Mets. 

Episode 152: World Series (?!) Preview

Oct 27, 2015 02:11:00

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In the first ever Amazin' Avenue Audio World Series preview Jeffrey and Greg are confused and terrified. This was true before every other Mets playoff series though, so a good omen perhaps? We discuss the Mets playoff rotation, how confident we are in the Mets bullpen, and who on the Royals scares us the most. Next, Andy McCullough, who you may remember from appearances on such podcasts as this one, joins the show to delve further in depth on the Mets World Series opponent. Then, David Roth is back to talk about Pat Misch, Alay Soler, and other non-World-Series playing Mets we have known. Finally we wrap things up with your emails. It's just like a regular podcast, except the Mets are about to play in the World Series ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgod.

Episode 151: NLCS Game 4: So this happened

Oct 21, 2015 00:35:00

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In Episode 151 of Amazin' Avenue AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   (so that happened, Jeffrey, Greg, and Steve try to talk about it coherently. They mostly succeed we think. On the agenda: The 2015 National League Champion New York Mets are your 2015 National League Champions. They don't have great merchandise, but they do have Daniel Murphy, who is hotter than the rapidly expanding universe after the Big Bang which also resembles the speed and trajectory of all his crazy dingers.)

Episode 150: NLCS Game 3: "I have no frame of reference for what comes next"

Oct 20, 2015 00:25:00

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It's another milestone episode for Amazin' Avenue Audio! Seems like this one came around quickly. Maybe because we are doing podcasts after every playoff game and THE METS KEEP PLAYING PLAYOFF GAMES YOU GUYS. This one was similar to the previous two. Good pitching, scrappy runs, Daniel Murphy dongs, DANZA KUDURO, and the Familia fist pumps. What happens next? We have no idea. This is crazy. We also answer your e-mails about what pro wrestler we would like to curse us out on Twitter because it is that kind of night (the kind of night where the Mets are up 3-0 in the NLCS to be specific).

Episode 149: NLCS Game 2: Thorrrrrrrrrrrr dot mpeg

Oct 19, 2015 00:24:00

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In episode 149 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Steve recap the Mets Game Two win over the Cubs in the NLCS. We've run out of things to say about Daniel Murphy, and we can't say it any better than Pedro when it comes to Noah Syndergaard, so we just end up exchanging recipe ideas by the end of the show. Though there is some (more) real talk about our emotional state as it relates to the 2015 Mets for those of you that (rightfully) demand actual Mets content in your Mets podcasts.

Episode 148: NLCS Game 1: The Dark Knight: Master Ace

Oct 18, 2015 00:33:00

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The Mets won Game 1 of the NLCS behind a sterling performance by Matt Harvey, and Jeffrey and Steve are hear to talk about it in Episode 148 of Amazin' Avenue Audio. Not at the bar where they were watching the game (Jeffrey's phone died), but several hours later when we were all very sleepy. "Let's do it in ten minutes" was the off-air directive, so of course enjoy thirty minutes of discussion on Harvey shoving, Familia freezing, Murph murphing, Beltran playoff stat reading, and general incoherent babbling. Up the Night Owls!

Episode 147: NLDS Game 5: Explicit tag warning

Oct 15, 2015 00:30:00

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In Amazin' Avenue Audio's measured, reasoned review of NLDS Game 5, Jeffrey, Greg, and Steve consider the big questions? Like is Jacob deGrom a "big game pitcher?" Is Noah Syndergaard a "Big game pitcher?" Is Jerurys Familia a "big game pitcher?" Have we reached peak Daniel Murphy? And what do we think of the Chicago Cubs? There's also some great NYC ambient sound because Greg decided to walk his dog during the pod.

Episode 146: NLDS Game 4: And to tell the truth, oh this could be the last time

Oct 15, 2015 00:38:00

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In Amazin' Avenue Audio's NLDS Game 4 recap, well, things didn't go to Terry Collins (also our) plan, so the Mets are headed out West for a do or die Game 5, whch hopefully won't be as crazy as Blue Jays/Rangers. We tip out hat to Clayton Kershaw (though we wish he could have waited another year to smash some #narrative) and talk about how we are coping with the impending Game 5. Fortunaely the Mets have one bad hombre on the mound. Next, we answer your e-mails about America's favorite shorstops and suitable punishments for Chase Utley. Finally, we wrap things up with a slightly concerning IFK Goteborg update.

Episode 145: NLDS Game 3: Catharsis in Citi

Oct 13, 2015 00:12:00

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In our Game 3 NLDS wrap-up, Jeffrey and Chris take time out of the Mets blowout to chat about pacing your boos, America's favorite shortstops, and big dongs. We also get serenaded by exuberant (and possibly inebriated) Mets fans belting out Bily Joel. It's all in a day's work on Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 144: NLDS Game 2: Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

Oct 11, 2015 00:17:00

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Jeffrey and Steve discuss Game 2 of the NLDS and some have some very harsh words for Chase Utley. Parental discretion is advised. We probably should have also talked about Syndergaard's start, and the bullpen managenment in the seventh inning, and the Mets recent offensive struggles, but any and all of that would be burying the lead here. 

Episode 143: NLDS Game 1: Roll up! Roll up for the magical mystery tour

Oct 11, 2015 00:23:00

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These podcasts after every Mets playoff game were a better idea before the 9:45 announced first pitch, but Jeffrey and Greg brave sleep deprivation, jet lag, and not enough coffee to bring you a podcast recap of the Mets Game One win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. We discuss the greatest magic trick Michael Cuddyer ever pulled, Jacob deGrom's dominant start, the unfailing entropy of Daniel Murphy, and compare David Wright to what is probably your favorite movie (but not Jeffrey's). We also preview Game Two before sending Greg off for a much-needed nap.

Episode 142: Playoff Preview (and it involves the Mets!)

Oct 9, 2015 02:19:00

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In Episode 142 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, the crew has discovered the meaning of the universe, and it is the Mets in the playoffs! Greg and Jeffrey look back on their favorite Mets from 2015 and forward to how we are feeling about the Dodgers series (Greg is optimistic, Jeffrey pessimistic, F###n shocker as Billy Wagner would say). Next, David J. Roth of Vice Sports is here to discuss...the 2001 Diamondbacks baseball-reference page? Ichiro pitching? Eventually we get to the Mets as well. This kind of stuff tends to happen when he stops by. Then, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger gives Chris McShane some insight into the Mets roster machinations on the eve of their first playoff series in nine years. Finally, Mike Ferrin XM of Sirius joins us from somewhere on I-78 to shovel a little dirt on the Nationals grave and ponder how the Mets might fare against Kershaw and Greinke.

Episode 141: The champagne is a little bit sweeter

Sep 29, 2015 01:05:00

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When it's time to party we will party hard You, You work all night (all night) And when you work you don't feel all right And when, When things stop feeling all right (all right) And everything is all right 'Cos we will never listen to your rules (no) We will never do as others do (no) Know what we want and we get it from you Do what we like and we like what we do So let's get a party going (let's get a party going) Now it's time to party and we'll party hard (party hard) Let's get a party going (let's get a party going) When it's time to party we will always party hard Party hard (party hard, party hard, party hard party hard, party hard, party hard party hard, party hard, party hard...) All right You, You fight that fight And when you're fightin' you feel all right But when, When things stop feeling all right (all right) And everything is all right 'Cos we will never listen to your rules (no) We will never do as others do (no) Know what we want and we get it from you We do what we like and we like what we do So let's get a party going (let's get a party going) Now it's time to party and we'll party hard (party hard) Let's get a party going (let's get a party going) When it's time to party we will always party hard Party hard (party hard, party hard, party hard party hard, party hard, party hard party hard, party hard, party hard party hard, party hard, party hard...)

Episode 140: Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 20C

Sep 24, 2015 01:09:00

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In Episode 140 of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Greg are back in studio to discuss the Mets recent offensive woes, the Blue and White Wizards recent League Cup victory, Jeffrey's gambling woes, our collective mental state, and of course to answer all your e-mails that have piled up over the last two weeks.

Episode 139: Live at PitchTalks

Sep 18, 2015 00:49:00

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In a special live edition from PitchTalks at Katch Brewery in Astoria, Queens, Jeffrey and Greg are joined by special guests Toby Hyde of the Mostly Mets Podcast and Maggie Wiggin of MetsBlog. We discuss Mets TV crossovers, what we missed on Michael Conforto, if Steven Matz is a "big game pitcher" (there are children in the audience), and whether Kevin Plawecki and Dilson Herrera have roles on the 2016 Mets. Then we take live audience questions on future Mets shortstops (no live jingle this time), the next exciting Mets pitching prospect (ummmm), and what the Mets need to accomplish in the subway series before ending the show with some much needed catharsis.

Episode 138: We're completely incoherent

Sep 10, 2015 00:45:00

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In the "Yoenis Cespedes is probably not the NL MVP but he is the MVP of our hearts" edition, Jeffrey and Steve try to make sense of the Mets sweep of the Nationals. Failing that, they babble incoherently about Yoenis Cespedes and answer e-mails about Dillon Gee and Eric Young jr, because BartYOLO. 

Episode 137: Matt Harvey Omnibus

Sep 6, 2015 01:59:00

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In the "Well, guess we are re-recording on Saturday" edition, Jeffrey and Steve discuss the sound and fury around Matt Harvey's innings limit, and then a probably anti-climactic bit about the Brooklyn Cyclones, because Jeffrey saw them this week. Next, Chris talks to Marc Carig of Newsday about the Mets hot August and what the future may hold for the 2015 Mets. Nothing about Matt Harvey though, because that was recorded on Thursday. Then, Joe Sheehan of Sports Illustrated is here to discuss if the Mets are actually good, if it matters, and why the Nats haven't been good. There is some more Matt Harvey talk here too. Finally we wrap up with your e-mails, and a brief IFK Goteborg update.

Episode 136: So you had some questions for us

Aug 31, 2015 01:38:00

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In the "We will probably not do an e-mail show ever again" edition, Jeffrey and Steve answer seventeen of your e-mails. There's a bullpen tryptich, a duo of Matt Harvey, and we officially end our hiatus from discussing Daniel Murphy's contract status. Oh, there's also a trilogy of Wilmer Flores questions, a prospect pronunciation guide, an anecdote about Jeffrey's college pro wrestling days, and of course, a query about an obsccure short-season player. The Mets also made a trade, so I guess we have to talk about that too. Sigh. 

Episode 135: The Mets are really socking the ball

Aug 28, 2015 00:50:00

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In the "Mostly hypothetical discussion" edition, Jeffrey and Chris discuss what Mets they would like to have a late night snack with, try to figure out what is going on with the Mets offense (and for the first time in the podcast's history, the incredulity is positive!), revel in the Summer of Flores, consider the near-term futures of Logan Verrett and Noah Syndergaard, and question the Nationals current PR strategy. Normally we would answer your e-mails next, but there are too many, and Jeffrey has no internet set up in his new apartment. So instead we just wrap things up with an IFK Goteborg update. (We will be back this weekend for all of your e-mails, which are now stretching into the double digits).

Episode 134: It's always the bullpen

Aug 21, 2015 01:05:00

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In the "The return of the LOLpen" edition, Jeffrey and Greg repatriate to Panic City as we discuss the Mets recent bullpen issues, upcoming rotation "issues," and a host of other topics helpfully sent in by our listeners and not in any way curated by us. You will be happy to know that there is zero wrestling talk apparently, and that IFK Goteborg is still top of the Allsvenskenliga, since no one every complains about the Swedish soccer talk.

Episode 133: Matz and the Nats

Aug 14, 2015 01:46:00

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In the "Let's all agree to not make the Rallykeet happen" edition, Jeffrey and Steve planned a nice, short, podcast. Then we ended up perusing Atlantic League statistical leaders. Before that though, we check in with Steven Matz and David Wright's rehab and marvel at Jeurys Familia's new change-up. Next, Mike Ferrin, host of MLB Power Alley on SiriusXM comes on the show to discuss the Nationals 2015 woes and if they can pull it together down the stretch. Then, we head to your e-mails which is just an endless series of digressions mixed in with some very big talk about Luis Carpio. Finally, Jeffrey is happy about one soccer team, concerned about another, and coming on your podcast probably.

Episode 132: Meaningful games in August

Aug 7, 2015 01:37:00

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In the "Yoenis Cespedes is gritty" edition, Jeffrey and Greg are in good moods about the Mets. That makes two straight weeks for Jeffrey and is a podcast record. We wonder if it is playoffs or bust now, and who might help (Yoenis Cespedes) or hurt (the bullpen) those aspirations. Next we do a quick minor league news round-up, mostly so we can talk about glow-in-the-dark hats. Then it is onto your e-mails. It's a light week, only eight e-mails, and only two with pro wrestling content. Finally it's a whole bunch of soccer updates, a plug for our next live show, and a possible farewell to an Amazin' Avenue Audio icon.

Episode 131: The Agony and the Ecstacy

Aug 2, 2015 01:39:00

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In the "Wilmer Flores punches his ticket to Cooperstown" edition, Jeffrey and Steve cover one of the wildest weeks in recent Mets history. There are trades, almost trades, crying over the Mets from fans and players, walkoffs, blown saves, torrential rain, pure misery, and Dionysian revelry. You know, the usual. We also answer eleven of your e-mails. 

Episode 130: #PROMOAT and #TRAID

Jul 28, 2015 00:40:00

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In the "Probably should have uploaded this Sunday" edition, Bryan and Jeffrey sit down for a brief discussion of recent Mets moves. The Mets keep making moves though, so if you want hot Tyler Clippard takes, you will have to wait until later this week (or just read Keith Law). We do discuss the Michael Conforto promotion and the acquisition of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson. Next we try to figure out what Terry Collins will do with this new lineup flexibility, and answer an e-mail that Jeffrey forgot to answer in Episode 129. Finally we wrap things up with an IFK Goteborg update, and Jefrey tries to discern the reasons for the Blavitt's struggles after the long international break.

Episode 129: #PROMOAT or #TRAID

Jul 23, 2015 01:14:00

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In the "Da Mets ah a disgrace. Back aftah dis" edition, Jeffrey and Steve convene a town council meeting for the residents of Panic City. First there is the old business, as we discuss the state and fate of Bobby Parnell, and try valiantly once again to fix the Mets offense. Next is new business, as we tackle the Amazin' Avenue Midseason Prospect List, which we both already hate. Finally, it is correspondence from the citizens, as we answer your e-mails on sandwiches, wrestling themes, twitter bots, and Lucas Duda. 

Episode 128: Defending your Lagares

Jul 17, 2015 01:13:00

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In the "And his hair was perfect" edition, Greg and Jeffrey are obligated to do the usual midseason review stuff we guess. But first Greg sings the praises of Kevin McReynolds, while Jeffrey sings the praises of fringy Jewish platoon dudes. Then we talk about the Mets first half and Jeffrey takes on Greg and the internet on the subject of Juan Lagares. Then we answer you e-mails about...uh, Juan Lagares, the fringiest of  fringy prospects, and shirseys. But hey, at least it isn't as long as an MTV Alternative music video show this week.

Episode 127: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jul 11, 2015 02:31:00

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In the "Mets need to get some of those Thai Tuna bucks" edition, we present a, uh, long podcast. Jeffrey and Greg start off by figuring out what we will be talking about on the pod. Next we consider what the Mets should do at the upcoming trade deadline and wonder why #MetsTwitter is so ready to trade Matt Harvey. After that we discuss the Steven Matz injury that Jeffrey just found out about. Then it is time for some All-Star Game talk, because that is a thing that is about to happen, and Jeffrey kind of wanted a Jeurys Familia all-star shirsey. And we can't skip Jeffrey's recent minors road trip, because Greg has some questions. That would be a pretty full show, but oh yeah, there's more. Alex Nelson comes on the show to recap the 2015 Mets draft and of course there are your e-mails. Finally we wrap things up with various soccer updates, both Swedish and second division.

Episode 126: Paul DePodesta talks international signings, draft, Mets farm

Jul 2, 2015 00:30:00

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As you hit the road for the holiday weekend, we have a bonus episode of the podcast for you this week. Jeff is out on the road seeing plenty of Mets minor league action, and on Thursday afternoon, he spoke to Paul DePodesta about the team's international signings and what the Mets' two biggest probably-soon-to-be-official signings in that class this year bring to the table. Then they touch on the draft, including strategy without a first-round pick this year, and how the Mets zoned in on second-round pick Desmond Lindsay. And given the nature of the Mets' offense right now, Jeff and Paul touch upon what it would be like to ask one of the team's current minor league hitter to make the jump to the major league level and make a difference there. And Jeff gets greedy with a question about the Mets' next best pitching prospect now that all of the biggest names have graduated to the big leagues.

Episode 125: The ever-streaking New York Mets

Jun 30, 2015 01:23:00

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Jeff is out of town, which means "Podcast Positivity" is back. The Mets have won four games in a row, which is a nice way to rebound from a seven-game losing streak. Greg and I talk about the good times, the Mets' excellent stretch of pitching by young starters, and the nearly-complete lack of offense. We delve into Michael Cuddyer's brutal stretch ever since I purchased a Cuddyer shirsey, Jon Niese's trade value, and plenty more before turning it over to Jeff for an audio update on what he saw in Kingsport—we're calling that the Kingsport Report. And then we return to answer your emails and go off on a few other tangents.

Episode 124: If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing

Jun 24, 2015 01:34:00

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in the "Podcast Positivity is over" edition, apathy may be starting to descend on the podcast. Jeffrey and Aaron do their best to soldier through, covering the recent (bad) news. There's more bad news with Marc Carig of Newday. Then we answer your e-mails about Michael Conforto (getting better), the Mets shortstop situation (not getting better), scouting the stat line (okay, now you have Jeffrey's attention), and the Yankees (#blameBeltran). Jeffrey can't even summon much enthusiasm for the IFK Goteborg update (although he does probably butcher Eastern European football team names).

Episode 123: Podcast Positivity

Jun 18, 2015 01:38:00

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In the "Steve Schreiber stole our opening question" edition, Jeffrey and Greg deal with some constructive feedback from the listeners with some constructive feedback for the Mets. More Jacob deGrom and Travis d'Arnaud, less Wilmer Flores at shortstop and bench at-bats for starters. Next we discuss the Dillon Gee DFA and Jeffrey's (last?!) trip to Binghamton. Then it is time for your e-mails on bourbon, the Mets first round pick, the low offensive environement, and (sigh) a potential Daniel Murphy extension. Finally, we wrap things up with Jeffrey grousing about the goings on in South Yorkshire.

Episode 122: Not exactly a slow news week

Jun 9, 2015 01:41:00

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In the "First place Mets are in first place" edition, Chris and Jeffrey have a lot of news to cover. The Mets need a new third baseman, maybe. The Mets rotation is no longer six pitchers long, definitely. Players are coming off the DL, probably. Also, Jeffrey got lost in a state park. That is relevant somehow. Next, Chris talks to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com about these stories and more. Then, we answer your e-mails and Chris' computer craps the bed, so Jeffrey has to do the IFK Goteborg update (with a bonus Sheffield Wednesday update) all by his lonesome. Eventually the Mets will make a draft pick too, but not before we finish (though likely before you listen to this).

Episode 121: 2015 "Draft" "Preview"

Jun 5, 2015 01:12:00

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In the, "Uh, I guess we should probably do a draft preview edition," Jeffrey and Alex realize the draft is on Monday. (Well Jeffrey, Alex probably knew that all along). The Mets don't have a first round pick, but that doesn't stop us from wildly flailing around trying to figure out what they might (and also shouldn't) do. We also review the 2010 draft class, read aloud from the Amazin' Avenue Annual, and briefly forget about Jacob deGrom (again, Jeffrey).

Episode 120: Too many e-mails (too many e-mails)

Jun 2, 2015 01:43:00

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In the "Greg Karam came back withe Miller Lite tallboys" edition, Jeffrey and Steve (but not Greg) have a lot of e-mails to answer, so answer them we do. We cover all your trade scenarios (and a few TRAID scenarios), consider the Mets infield alignment, ponder Lucas Duda's platoon splits, and Jeffrey gets cranky about scouty stuff.  We also await our robot ump overlords and pick our favorite non-Met baseball teams. Then it is time for an IFK Goteborg update and a bit too much pro wrestling talk probably.

Episode 119: #RIP2015Mets

May 26, 2015 01:32:00

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In the "David Wright has gone to live with a nice family at a farm upstate" edition, things are looking a little blue at AA Audio HQ. We soldier on though, and Bryan, Steve, and Jeffrey have some thoughts on a Wrightless future, a six-man rotation, and Terry Collins' job security. Then we answer your e-mails and Jeffrey and Steve get sucked down multiple pro wrestling alleyways. We do find time to discuss Kevin Plawecki's struggles, debate how good Jose Bautista is at baseball, and pour one out for Cesar Puello, wherever he is.

Episode 118: The Savannah Sand Gnats and cold bats, v.2015

May 19, 2015 02:07:00

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In the "Sympathy for the Marlins?" edition, Steve, Aaron, and Jeffrey take on the chaos in Miami, the ontology of Noah Syndergaard's breaking ball, and where the heck the 2015 Mets are going to find some more offense (HELLO HELLO MR ALDERSON ITS CARLOS GOMEZ). Next Toby Hyde of Mets Minor League Blog joins the show to discuss this year's edition of the Savannah Sand Gnats, but we mostly just swap Luis Guillorme doing crazy things at shortstop stories. Finaly we wrap things up with a whole lot of book recommendations and the podcast triumphantly lifts a trophy

Episode 117: Thor and more (Also, Moore)

May 15, 2015 01:53:00

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In the "Ragnarok >>>>> Thorsday" edition, Steve and Jeffrey just get thrown out there to see if they can podcast. Sio we tapdance a bit on Noah Syndergaard's debut (mostly because Steve was at an ROH show), and discuss what might possibly be the matter with Jacob deGrom. Next, because the show wasn't going to run long enough as it was, we go over your twitter topic suggestions, so get ready for a lot of pro wrestling, and some complaining about Terry Collins. Then, Jeff Moore from Baseball Prospectus joins the show to talk about the Mets prospects of note in St. Lucie (mostly just Robert Gsellman). Finally, we wrap things up with your e-mails and an extended Svenska Cupen final preview. Come on you blue and white angels!

Episode 116: Well it could be (and has been) worse

May 7, 2015 01:35:00

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In the "Not the Mercury Mets" edition, Jeffrey and Bryan take stock of the 2015 Mets after a bad week. But hey, the Mets are still in first place, so we can't get too down, right? On the other hand, we have to discuss the Mets defense again. Then, Jeffrey gets annoyed about the service time manipulation around Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, again. Then it is time for your e-mails. Jeffrey finally addresses the Jenrry Mejia thing, and the podcast quickly goes off the rails. We get back on track after a certain popular jingle and wrap things up with a pro wrestling e-mail. Sounds about right.

Episode 115: The B-Mets and Squee! Mets!

Apr 28, 2015 01:08:00

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In the "Well, we're here" edition, there is more talk about the 2015 Mets. This podcast has long been concerned with Carlos Gomez, and Jeffrey is interested again. Greg does not entirely understand what consitutes an extreme pro wrestling stipulation, but that can be forgiven we guess. We also stil don't know if the Mets are good, but the attitude towards this season versus "building a sustainable winner" may have to start changing. Oh, and Jeffrey went to Manchester, NH and watched some bad Double-A baseball in the freezing cold. There was good coffee though. We also answer your e-mails and things get a little dark, but they perk up for your weekly IFK Gotenborg update. 

Episode 114: Are the Mets...good?

Apr 21, 2015 01:17:00

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In the "Baseballs: Please stop hitting Mets in the arm" edition, Jeffrey, Steve, and Aaron take on the important questions of our times, like "Are the Mets...good," "Is Hansel so hot right now," and "which Met would you go back in time with to kill Hitler?" There are also multiple Champ Stuart e-mails, and we discuss the likelihood of Wally Backman, Marlins manager. Plus there is the usual soccer stuff, and a survey of the year in music: 2000. 

Episode 113: Live at Foley's and #weirdbaseball

Apr 16, 2015 02:05:00

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In the "Live at Foley's 2: Podcast Harder" edition, Jeffrey, Chris, and Greg are Live at Foley's. And podcasting (harder). After a brief soujorn into terrible 90's music, it's time to preview the Mets minor league affiliates, or at least drool over the St. Lucie roster. Next, Ted Berg from USA Today (?!) joins the show to discuss the magic of small sample sizes, Jeff Francoeur, and Taco Bell breakfast. Then, Jeffrey butchers the Shortstop Avenue Audio theme after three beers, but we discuss Wilmer Flores' woes and reconsider some recent e-mails. That should be it, but the Mets played an incredibly weird baseball game last night, so look for the hidden track where Greg and Jeff discuss weird defense, weird pitch selection, and weird baseball.

Episode 112: A happyish recap

Apr 8, 2015 00:42:00

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In the "No-han" edition, we recap the one game the Mets have played so far this year. And it was good (mostly!). Jeffrey waxes about BARTYOLO, Greg picks out a pet for Wilmer Flores, and we consider the future of a Mets bullpen sans Jenrry Mejia. There is also an extra long Swedish soccer segment to help pad this out, because again, the Mets have only played one game. But hey, there is an extra long live show to look forward to this weeked at Foley's on West 33rd in Manhattan!

Episode 111: Opening Day can't come soon enough

Apr 4, 2015 01:13:00

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In the "#sandysmess" edition, Steve and Jeffrey discuss the benefits of camel milk, shake shack express lines, and the Juan Lagares extension. We also debate Rafael Montero vs. Dillon Gee, celebrate the return of Cesar Puello, and answer eight of your e-mails. There is also of course an (abbreviated) Swedish soccer update and a lot of Wrestlemania talk. I guess it's Armbar Avenue Audio this week, but hey, it's also the last podcast before actual Mets baseball, you guys!

Episode 110: Amazin' Blevenue Audio

Apr 2, 2015 00:39:00

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In the "The Assassination of Oliver Perez by the Coward Jerry Manuel" edition, Jeffrey and Aaron discuss all the new left-handed relievers the Mets have acquired. We break down both deals and discuss Steve Schreiber's MS Paintz skills, Alex Torres' haberdashery, and what the Mets gave up to shore up the 2015 pen. We also wonder if this is a precursor to a Dillon Gee trade (so far, not so much). We'll be back later in the week with your e-mails and our take on the Juan Lagares extension. 

Episode 109: The podcast broke Jeffrey's Mac again

Mar 29, 2015 00:56:00

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In the "On tape delay in some (all) areas" edition, Jeffrey and Greg discuss which Mets could have a future music career, debate the merits of various second baseman not named Daniel Murphy, various Opening Day pitchers not named Matt Harvey, and preview the Mets 2015 backstops. They also find time to report good news from Sweden and Sheffield and create a Mets Old Timer's game lineup. All of this happened a very long time ago, because, well, see the episode title.

Episode 108: This is a sad podcast

Mar 19, 2015 01:37:00

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In the "YARD GOATS!" edition, Jeffrey and Chris actually recorded before the announcement of YARD GOATS, so this podcast is mostly full of sad things (unless you are a Swedish soccer fan). We touch on Zack Wheeler's torn UCL, discuss our most gut-punching moments as a Mets fan, and consider Wilmer Flores, Mets Opening Day shortstop (again). There are some happy things, we suppose. David Wright hit a big dong, Lucas Duda will probably be good again, and Ronny is an Amazin' Avenue reader apparently (and has some damn stylish glasses). Oh, and definitely stick around for a discussion of Aderlin Rodriguez batting practice laser shows.

Episode 107: Practice Games, Phillies, Pizza

Mar 13, 2015 01:43:00

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In the "Jeffrey will tell the story of how he named his dog again" edition, we are already tired of spring training, so Jeffrey and Steve meander about discussing dog names, Yusmeiro Petit bobbleheads, and teams full of Lucas Dudas, rather than discussing all the stuff Terry Collins is saying. We do find time to discuss what Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard have been doing though, and it's very good. Then we preview the 2015 Mets outfield, tackling, well, things that Terry Collins is saying. Like Juan Lagares will bat leadoff, and Curtis Granderson will stay in right field. Next, Liz Roscher of The Good Phight joins the show to discuss the sad state of the 2015 Phillies, and why FanGraphs writers all hate Cole Hamels. Finally, Brian Renzi makes his podcast debut and helps Jeffrey answer your e-mails while he makes a pizza. We wrap things up with your weekly IFK Goteborg update and the announcement of our next live show.

Episode 106: Starting rotation preview

Mar 4, 2015 00:59:00

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In the 106th episode of Amazin' Avenue Audio, Jeffrey and Greg preview the Mets' starting rotation and answer your emails. 

Episode 105: Spring training preview

Feb 28, 2015 01:28:00

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In the “Jeffrey promises not to tell the Shingo Takatsu story again” edition, Jeffrey and Chris talk about all the things that aren’t really happening even though there are in fact baseball players in Port St. Lucie doing baseball things. We discuss Dillon Gee’s uncertain future, Jenrry Mejia’s unbelievable hair, and Eric Campbell’s unassailable roster spot. And of course there is shortstop talk as well. We also kick off our positional previews with the Mets bullpen (#blameMcShane). Jeffrey isn’t sold on Bobby Parnell, closer of the (near) future, and neither of us are sure he 2015 Mets pen will be good (though we suppose this is an improvement from years past when we were pretty sure they weren’t). We wrap things up with your e-mails, which include Chris’s pro wrestling history and a serious consideration of Robinson Cancel, and the podcast adopts a soccer team (no, it’s not who you think). 

Episode 104: Prospect list in podcast form

Feb 19, 2015 02:13:00

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In the "Jeffrey has had a weird twenty-four hours" edition, Jeffrey, Greg, and Steve talk about the 2015 Amazin' Avenue Prospect List, which you can conveniently check out at Amazin' Avenue proper. On the podcast version, we take an overview of the Mets system and revisit the 2011 Baseball America Mets prospect list for some reason (probably it's the first one we thought to google). Next, we dive a bit deeper into Noah Syndergaard, our #1 prospect, since we weirdly haven't talked about him that much on the show. Then, we get into the kvetching about who had guys ranked too high or low and wrap up the prospect portion with a list of "our guys." Finally it's your e-mails of course, and Jeffrey wraps up the show with a now-outdated, but still shameless plug for his MLB Now appearance and a less-outdated, but no less shameless plug for his wife's concert series.

Episode 103: James Shields is not a Met

Feb 11, 2015 02:12:00

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In the "Michael Cuddyer: Mindfreak" edition, Jeffrey and Greg discuss the films of Werner Herzog, Jeffrey and David Roth discuss the films of Ron Howard, and then Jeffrey and Greg discuss the merits of the TV show, "Sliders." This has been the worst offseason ever, you guys. There is also kvetching about James Shields, an in-depth analysis of the playoff odds of our two favorite second-division sports teams, and a lot of discussion about the 2003 Mets.

Episode 102: Listener-generated content

Feb 4, 2015 01:10:00

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In the "non-live snow day edition," Jeffrey and Greg indulge in a little listener-generated content. Yes, that's just a fancy way of saying it is an e-mail show. We talk about where we would play in a hypothetical Amazin' Avenue charity baseball game, debate the merits of the "Warthen slider," and issue a plea for more neutral minor league parks. Then, Steve Sypa joins the show to talk about this weekend's Amazin' Aveunue Regional Gathering Here (AARGH) in Manhattan, but mostly we just end up talking about the WWE's recent Royal Rumble. Consider yourself forewarned.

Episode 101: Snow day live!

Jan 28, 2015 00:55:00

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In the "I hereby declare this day to be Snow Day, the funnest day in the history of the podcast" edition. Jeffrey had an idea to try out Blog Talk's live studio feature while he is snowed in his apartment. So we'll talk Mets baseball and the usual other stuff assuming he can figure out how this works. 

Episode 100: Max Scherzer is not a Met

Jan 22, 2015 01:05:00

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In the "Armando Bleepin' Benitez" edition, since we've spent the last 99 of these talking about the Mets, we decide to mix things up and talk about the Nationals. Also, the Mets didn't do anything last week. The Nationals did sign Max Scherzer, so Greg and Jeffrey discuss if it's a good deal for the Nats, and what it might mean for the 2015 (and beyond) Mets. We also have your e-mails on Matz vs. Syndergaard, Beane vs. Alderson, why the Wilpons are still here, and we'll try to talk you off the ledge so you are around for the next 100 (or 104?) of these. Cheers!

Episode 99: This has been...Shortstop Avenue Audio

Jan 15, 2015 01:57:00

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In the "Grand Slam Single" edition, imagine that, we're talking about a potential shortstop AND a trade the Alderson front office hasn't made. Yes, the Mets were (are) rumored to be interested in Ian Desmond, so Jeffrey and Greg bemoan having to still talk about shortstops, and then proceed to break down the pros and cons of a potential Desmond deal. That still leaves plenty of time to go over the 2015 Mets ZiPS projections and answer potentially incriminating e-mails. All in a week's work on Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Episode 98: At least one of these Mets is a future Hall of Famer

Jan 7, 2015 01:12:00

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In the "Other collapses we have known" edition, Jeffrey and Chris are rested and ready to kick off another year of Mets podcasts. Unfortunately, the team has not provided us with any news to talk about (this might unfortunately be a trend this year). So we are stuck discussing Mike Piazza's ballot woes, Wilmer Flores' projection woes, and Jeffrey's shin splint woes. We also find time to answer your e-mails and discuss second-rate, if not second division soccer. Out with the old year, in with the same old podcast on Amazin' Avenue Audio

The Amazin' Avenue Audio Holiday Special

Dec 24, 2014 02:45:00

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After a long, hard year of talking about New York Mets baseball, Jeffrey decided to get himself an early Christmas present and commandeered the podcast to talk about a few of his favorite things. Fortunately one of those things *is* still Mets baseball (for now), and with the recent Troy Tulowitzki rumors it seemed only logical that Steve Schreiber, president of the Tulo Fan Club, would join the show. After that it's pro wrestling talk with Steve Sypa, a lengthy discussion of The Mountain Goats oevure with baseball writer (and angry Oriole bird) Jonathan Bernhardt, we drink some bourbon and chat about it with bartender Robert Juall, and wrap up a very long podcast on a very late night discussing Sheffield Wednesday with fellow New York Owl, Mark Hugo. There's a prize if you make it to the very end, but absolutely no one will hold it against you if you don't. Cheers!

Episode 97: Yes...it's...Shortstop Avenue Audio

Dec 16, 2014 01:47:00

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In the "“The Podcast is also cursed. That’s bad, but it comes with your choice of shortstops. That’s good! The shortstops contain potassium benzoate. Uh… That’s bad” edition, after a series of calamities befell our hosts (including a dead cell phone during the Rule 5 draft), Greg and Jeffrey finally get around to recording a podcast. There isn't much more to talk about than there was last week, but there is the John Mayberry, jr signing, a Rule 5 draft recap, and the final Shortstop Avenue Audio of 2014 to cover. There is also a terrible cocktail of the week and a whole bunch of your e-mails. See you in 2015! (unless the Mets do something big in 2014, so see you in 2015)

Episode 96: So it has come to Everth Cabrera

Dec 4, 2014 00:43:00

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In the "The Mets got Rey Ordonez, and it was good" edition, Greg and Jeffrey don't have much to talk about. The Mets non-tendered Eric Young, which was...expected. And Everth Cabrera is freely available, if you are looking for a shortstop that is likely not a huge upgrade of Ruben Tejada. Fortunately you sent us some e-mails on...Gaby Sanchez? I guess it is that part of the offseason, Next week we will at least have some Winter Meetings rumors started by fourteen-year-olds on twitter. And Jeffrey does manage to talk a little *first* division English soccer this week for a nice change of pace.

Episode 95: We're up all night with your e-mails

Nov 27, 2014 01:01:00

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In the "The Mets shouldn't let Dallas Green anywhere near Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, or Zack Wheeler" edition, Jeffrey and Chris learn that it is very hard to be Steve Somers as they record their show during the overnight hours. Fortunately there isn't too much important news to talk about, unless you get really agitated about the Rule 5 draft (sheepishly raises hand). So we discuss the newest members of the Mets 40-man roster, who might get snagged at the end of the Winter Meetings, and then we answer a whole lot of e-mails while trying not to doze off facedown on our computers.

Episode 94: We're ambivalent about Wilmer Flores

Nov 19, 2014 01:15:00

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In the "Brett Saberhagen: not just an odd-numbered year wizard" edition, Jeffrey and Greg do not have a lot of Mets stuff to talk about. So what do they talk about? Certainly not the new Citi Field dimensions. Possibly the good run of form by Newcastle United? Perhaps a too long look into The Mountain Goats discography? Maybe an analysis of "Too Many Cooks?" Rest assured, there is some actual Mets content as we attempt to come to terms with the likelihood of Wilmer Flores, everyday shortstop, ponder our prospect breakout candidates for 2015, and answer your e-mails on the Mets bullpen, Kevin Plawecki, and the next Jacob deGrom.

Episode 93: The AAA AAOP extravaganza

Nov 12, 2014 01:50:00

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In "The Ballad of Anthony Young" edition, Jeffrey and Greg and Chris and Rob(!!!) all sit down to discuss their Amazin' Avenue Offseason Plans. Greg likes Michael Saunders, Jeffrey is banking of Aaron Hicks, Rob likes Cargo (shockednotshocked) and Chris opts to totally cheat. With that dispatched, we head to your e-mails on TRAIDS, guys vs. dudes, and a whole bunch of shortstops, complete with the debut of the promised 2014-15 update of Shortstop Avenue Audio. Finally, Jeffrey tries to have a topical pop culture discussion about "Too Many Cooks," but that goes nowhere.

Episode 92.5: Wait, the Mets did what?

Nov 11, 2014 00:28:00

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In the "The Michael Cuddyer Special," the Mets signed Michael Cuddyer, and Greg and Jeffrey are very confused. Mets Twitter is breaking news, no not #MetsTwitter, Mets' twitter (@Mets, no 3 instead of an 'e' to be found). Is this a good deal for the Mets, in a vaccuum or otherwise? What does the loss of a first-round pick mean for the system? Does this signal a change in approach for this front office? All those questions, plus Greg getting progressively more angry as the show goes on, in tonight's episode.

Episode 92: Fire up the hot stove

Nov 6, 2014 01:29:00

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In "The worst podcast money can buy" edition, Jeffrey and Greg officially kick off the offseason with a discussion of...uh...40-man moves. Okay, that's not so exciting. But we also have players not on the Mets getting qualifying offers! No? How about an appearance from Newsday's Marc Carig to discuss the Mets offseason plans and Kansas City BBQ? Better, warmer? Good. We also continue our road to the Amazin' Avenue 2015 prospect list with a discussion of our "guys" and answer your e-mails on the relative lack of success of expansion teams and Jose Ramirez. Finally, Jeffrey says a melancholy farewell to one of his earliest podcasting influences.

Episode 91: Actual Mets news and video scouting Gabriel Ynoa

Oct 29, 2014 01:20:00

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In the "HoJo's amazing mustache" edition, Jeffrey and Greg discuss the recent Mets field staff changes and speculate if there might be another on the horizon with Joe Maddon now a free agent. Next, we discuss Gabriel Ynoa, taking an in-depth look at his August 20th start against Erie. Shockingly, Jeffrey liked him more than Greg. Then, we answer your e-mails on Michael Cuddyer, the TDA to the outfield rumor, rule changes, and of course, Daniel Murphy, before wrapping up with the usual fringy relief arm prospect talk. Finally, Greg breaks Jeffrey's heart with a mention of Yusmeiro Petit's latest playoff appearance.    

Episode 90: Former first round picks and so many e-mails

Oct 22, 2014 01:32:00

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In the "Frank Viola: 2012 Mets trivia question answer" edition, Greg and Jeffrey have a lot to tackle before Jeffrey can slip out to meet a buddy for a(nother) drink. First we debate potential ex-Mets hitting coach candidates and wax poetic about Nick Evans' (whoever that is) hair. Next, we continue our road to the Amazin' Avenue 2015 Mets prospect list with a discussion about the progress of recent first round picks, which Jeffrey quickly sidedrains into a discussion about player development inefficiencies. Then, we answer a plethora of your e-mails about David Wright :^(((((((, potential TRAIDS, and what to do about PEDs (Jeffrey sidedrains this discussion as well). Finally, we make actual plans for next week's show. That never goes well, but these involve Gabby Ynoa, so Jeffrey is sticking to them no matter what. #TMY

Episode 89: Marcos Molina, WAR, and CM Punk; yes, it's the offseason.

Oct 14, 2014 01:47:00

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In the "Will the Mets bench Dave Magadan when Keith Hernandez returns" edition, Jeffrey and Greg have a lot of your e-mails to answer. But first we kick things off by not talking about Matt Harvey's concert-going habits, or the Mets moving the fences in again. We do have a discussion of Mets pitching prospect Marcos Molina for you though. Then, we answer your e-mails. For an hour. There is a lengthy discussion of the strengths and weakenesses of various WARs, a (hopefully final) response to the Wilmer Flores fan club, and a fairly lengthy digression about early 2000s northeast indy wrestling. How long is it until pitchers and catchers report again?

Episode 88: RIP 2014 Mets (for real this time)

Oct 8, 2014 01:31:00

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In the "1988: The year the Mets broke little Jeffrey's heart" edition, Greg and Jeffrey say good bye to the 2014 season. We talk about whether or not we actually enjoyed this year's Mets experience, discuss our favorite moments from the year that was, and spend 30 seconds or less on every single player that made an appearance for the Mets in 2014. Next, we start our road to the AA 2015 Prospect List with a discussion of Rafael Montero. Finally, we wrap things up with an e-mail about TRAID value.  

Episode 87: Rob missed his train

Oct 3, 2014 00:46:00

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In Episode 87, Chris records solo! It's all about your emails, as well as touching upon who to root for in the playoffs this year, Bartolo Colon's 200 innings pitched, and Lucas Duda's 30 home runs. Chris's dog approved of this edition of the podcast and thinks you will, too.

Episode 86: A look back at a deGrominant (sorry) season

Sep 24, 2014 01:25:00

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In the "BTW the Mets won a World Series with Rafael Santana at shortstop" edition, Greg and Jeffrey try to decipher what to expect from Jacob deGrom going forward. Will this be his 'career year,' and do we prefer Jacob deGrom or Zack Wheeler in 2015? Next, we sort of defend the Sandy Alderson extension and look at what #MetsTwitter is really talking about when they talk about Sandy Alderson. Then it is onto your e-mails. This may come as a surprise to you, but there are a whole bunch of e-mails about the Mets shortstop situation. We also praise Omir Santos, discuss the return of Terry Collins, and try to predict some of the hot stove Mets happenings.

Episode 85: Nothing in this podcast should be construed as legal advice

Sep 18, 2014 01:38:00

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In the "We should really be watching Jacob deGrom instead" edition, Jeffrey and Greg made the mistake of scheduling their host segments while Jacob deGrom was breaking records and stuff. So get ready for short and disjointed commentary on the Mets dashed playoff dreams, stompgate, and how being a Mets fan is kind of icky now. Fortunately we have a couple guests to do the heavy lifting. First, Jay Jaffe of SI.com talks about various Mets Hall of Fame cases. When will Mike Piazza get in? Will David Wright get in? And is there any hope for John Olerud? Then, Jason Wojciechowski of Beaneball and Baseball Prospectus is here to discuss the Castergine lawsuit in more lawyerly detail. And of course, we wrap things up with your e-mails, wherein Jeffrey threatens to quit #MetsTwitter again.

Episode 84: Ceci n'est pas une playoff race

Sep 10, 2014 01:02:00

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In the "Meaningfulish games in September?" edition, our hosts our woefully underprepared to talk about the Mets. Greg was in Italy for the last couple weeks, and Jeffrey is just usually underprepared to talk about the Mets. Nevertheless we cover the Dilson Herrera's recent past and current future, ponder if the Mets are actually in a playoff race, commiserate over how depressed Mets fans should be about the team's offseason budget, and answer e-mails on whethe or not Kevin Plawecki is 'marriage material.' 

Episode 83.5: All your e-mails, half the hosts

Sep 4, 2014 00:41:00

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In the "83.5 is the saddest number that you'll ever do" edition. Jeffrey and...uh, just Jeffrey answer your e-mails. You see, there were a number of scheduling conflicts this week, but there were A LOT of e-mails. So one man and a can of beer take on your questions about Dario Alvarez (again), T.J. Rivera (also again, but the first time this year I think), the Savannah Sand Gnats, the best pitches in the Mets system, the front office's offseason plan, and a potential Harvey trade (or TRAID...yeah, probably TRAID). We (okay, Jeffrey) promise(s) this will never happen again.  

Episode 83: We are losing our enthusiasm

Aug 28, 2014 01:13:00

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In the "At least we got Keith" edition, Chris and Jeffrey are losing their enthusiasm for the 2014 Mets, although Jeffrey manages to keep the second division soccer talk to a mimimum this week. We do talk a bit about the whys and why nots of a potential Bartolo Colon trade, and sing the praises of Lucas Duda, before we answer your e-mails on Steven Matz, Akeel Morris, the (sigh) Rule 5 draft, and why David Wright isn't on the DL already. And then Chris wraps things up with a plug for Rob Castellano's twitter feed for some reason.

Episode 82: Cubs Shortstops, Mets Pitchers, Unfair Trivia

Aug 20, 2014 01:35:00

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In the "The Mets should draft Dwight Gooden every year" edition, Jeffrey first needs to tell you all about Vicente Lupo stealing home in an Appy League game. Then Chris and Jeffrey talk about the trade rumors (still) swirling around the Mets and the Cubs. Jeffrey still doesn't think a prospect-for-prospect trade is going to happen, but we'll still cover each of the meain candidates, and yes, even play the jingle. Next, we discuss the Mets 2014 rotation and what it might mean for the Mets 2015 rotation, and how much news Matt Harvey will make before he even steps on the mound again. Then, Chris asks Jeffrey five questions about his Savannah/Kingsport trip, and we wrap things up with a sadly overlooked e-mail.

Episode 81: Rafael Montero's latest start, UNTRAID Tulowitzki and Gonzalez?

Aug 15, 2014 01:19:00

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In the "[insert trivia answer here]" episode of the podcast, Rob and Chris talk about Rafael Montero's latest start, the Mets' struggles against the Natinals, Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo, the Mets' seemingly never-ending shortstop situation, and whether or not Terry Collins is really deserving of getting the boot. 

Episode 80: Second Division Baseball and Second Division Soccer

Aug 7, 2014 02:07:00

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The "In which our heroes don’t feel like talking about the Mets so Jeffrey and David Roth discuss movies they have watched on buses" edition is a bit of a misnomer, because Jeffrey and Greg spend two hours plus talking about the Mets, at least when Jeffrey isn't interrupting to give Greg and the audience NASL updates. It's not entirely a misnomer though, because Jeffrey and SBNation's David Roth do spend time talking about movies they have watched on buses. There's also the very final Daniel Murphy e-mail Jeffrey will ever answer, you guys, a spirited defense of Cesar Puello, a very, very long e-mail from Germany, and a melancholy farewell to one of our favorite websites.

Episode 79: Tulo and the TRAID deadline

Jul 31, 2014 01:23:00

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In the "There's always money for Tulo in the banana stand edition," Jeffrey and Greg are contractually obligated to talk about the Troy Tulowitzki trade rumors, since they clearly aren't going away. We point out that the Mets prospects have their flaws too, and uh, probably aren't turning into 5-win players before discussing potential Carlos Gonzalez and Bartolo Colon deals as well. Then we take your e-mails. We'll ponder how excited you should be about Dilson Herrera (reasonably!), what the ideal Sand Alderson hitter looks like, and whether Noah Syndergaard will see any major league time this year. Jeffrey is also called out to defend his ambivalence towards the Alderson regime. Finally, we wrap things up with soccer talk.

Episode 78: Live at Foley's in Manhattan

Jul 22, 2014 01:43:00

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In the "Live at Foley's" edition, Jeffrey and Chris drink beer and complain about the Mets. That's not unusual. What is unusual is we do it in the same room. We preview the Mets second half: Can the Mets make the playoffs? Who might surprise in the second half? And why is Julio Franco upset that the Mets gave him millions of dollars (that part, strictly speaking, is not a second half preview). Next, Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus joins the show to talk non-Dominican Mets prospects and the transcendental experience of watching Joey Gallo take BP. Then, we answer the live audiences questions, and Jeffrey completely wanders off during a discussion of Allan Dykstra's bat speed. And we wrap things up by giving away some bobbleheads with apparently way too esoteric podcast trivia.

Episode 77: Catching up on overlooked first half stories

Jul 16, 2014 01:32:00

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In the "DJ Carrasco spins all your favorite first half hits from 2014" edition, Greg and Jeffrey discuss some of the players and stroyelines they haven't discussed enough in the first half of the season. So while that means no Daniel Murphy, Jon Niese, or Shortstop Avenue Audio this week, we do talk Jacob deGrom's emergence, Juan Lagares' defense, and Lucas Duda's competence. We also give a shout out to Carlos Torres' poor arm and wonder if Jeurys Familia and Vic Black are due for some regression in the second half. After that, we talk about Amed Rosario, and how Jeffrey is still not buying him as a top Mets prospect. That segues into a discussion of who might be the #2 prospect in the Mets system behind Noah Syndergaard. Finally we wrap things up with your e-mails, and Jeffrey subtweets the AA commentariat. Also, don't forget we're going live for Episode 78 this Saturday in at Foley's on West 33rd at 2 PM.

Episode 76: Jon Niese's shoulder (again) and minor league talk

Jul 8, 2014 01:06:00

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In the "Clearly Greg Karam jinxed Jon Niese’s shoulder” edition, Jeffrey and Greg bemoan more DL time for the Mets southpaw, but wonder if this represents progress in the handling of pitchers. From there, we cover Murphy's all-star selection while trying to avoid discussing the usual All-Star game argle bargle, and Jeffrey gets twenty minutes to wax poetic about Marcos Molina, Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, and his recent minor league trips. Finally we answer your e-mails on Dario Alvarez and the future of the US Men's National Team, nothing out of the ordinary there of course.

Episode 75: The Mets' season might be slipping away

Jul 2, 2014 02:03:00

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In episode 75, Chris and Rob talk about the Mets' recent woes, what's going on with top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, and trade speculation. Lots and lots of trade speculation. And, of course, we answer your email questions.

Episode 74: David Wright's struggles and trade deadline talk

Jun 26, 2014 01:44:00

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In the "See you in hell, Marlins" edition, we hope that you have been yearning for the (good?) old days of weekly, near-two-hour podcasts. In Episode 74, Greg and Jeffrey discuss David Wright's recent struggles, the lack of Mejia hair merchandise, the NYC media's attempts to troll us personally, whether and what the Mets should sell at the trade deadline, how excited Jeffrey is about the Kingsport roster, and what midseason minor league promotions have caught our eye. And that's before we get to your seven (7!) e-mails this week. It's almost as long as an actual Mets/Marlins game.

Episode 73: The Mets 2014 draft review

Jun 17, 2014 01:10:00

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In the "Ya gotta believe in the Mets draft since they aren't picking college relievers anymore" edition, Jeffrey and Alex take a look at the Mets 2014 draft. We try to talk ourselves into Michael Conforto, figure out where he fits on those midseason prospect lists that Jeffrey refuses to do, and wonders what exactly Keith Law was thinking when he declared Conforto the best prospect in the system. Next we bounce around the top 10 picks, wonder if Milton Ramos will ever hit, whether Eudor Garcia-Pacheco is a DH, and if tall pitchers are the new market inefficiency. Then we give our deep sleepers in this draft class and wrap up with an e-mail about best Mets farm system names, which is right up our alley.

Episode 72: d'Arnaud d'Emoted and we're d'Epressed

Jun 11, 2014 01:27:00

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In the "Wild Strawberries was a less alienating road trip edition," Rob and Jeffrey are not feeling so great about the 2014 Mets. We start off talking about the Travis d'Arnaud demotion, and Jeffrey gets a liiiiiitle bit ranty. Next, we talk Hartford stadium politics, because it is better than continuing to talk about this train wreck of a baseball team. Then it is time for your e-mails, which take way longer than Jeffrey was anticipating, and that makes him even more sad. Always time to take a shortstop e-mail though. Those are important.  

Episode 71: The Mets 2014 draft preview

Jun 4, 2014 01:32:00

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In the "This year the Mets don't have the 71st pick in the draft" edition, Jeffrey, Mike, and Steve get you caught up to speed before Thursday night's 2014 draft. We also get you caught up to speed on the Mets 2009 draft (parental guidance strongly recommmended). We discuss what went wrong in 2009 and who other than Steven Matz still has a chance to make the majors. Do you like potential middle relievers and backup catchers? We sure hope so! Then it is on to the main event as we debate who the Mets will select with the tenth pick in the draft, who we like and don't like at that pick, and how the whole thing will play out on Thursday night. And of course we wrap things up with your mostly draft-related e-mail queries.

Episode 70: Noah Syndergaard's elbow is okay, everything else isn't

May 28, 2014 01:24:00

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In the "We're a little disappointed Amazin' Avenue hasn't opted for the BREAKING NEWS: IT'S A SHITSHOW banner" edition, the podcast gets a little blue. Jeffrey is upset he has to talk about the Mets at all frankly, Rob has no thoughts on the Champions League Final, and we can only kill time talking about A-ball relievers for so long before we have to deal with the 2014 squad. We tap dance a little more talking about prospect list updates, but eventually have to deal with the Hudgens firing and TC's bullpen management. There's a a brief respite as Liz Roscher joins the show again to wax poetic about a Ruben Amaro, jr. commisionership and "preview" the Mets/Phillies series over (more) drinks. We of course wrap things up with your e-mails on Chris Young and Terry Collins probably bleak future (because on a long enough timeline, we're all dead anyway).

Episode 69: Outfield Avenue Audio, Murphy Avenue Audio, Alvarez Avenue Audio?

May 20, 2014 01:07:00

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In the "PROTIP: You should always keep a tin of shoe polish in the dugout" edition, Rob and Jeffrey take on the #FreeLagares hashtag and wonder if Terry should be given the benefit of the doubt (ehhhhhh maybe?). We try to parcel out blame for the whole kerfluffle between the media, #MetsTwitter, Terry, and the FO (and of course, Carlos Beltran). Then we answer a boatload of e-mails covering everything from a Daniel Murphy trade (again), the Mets upcoming rotation crunch, the future of the bullpen, who's worth watching in Bingo, and least surprising of all, Dario Alvarez.

Episode 68: Montero and Flores up, and is Terry Collins in trouble?

May 13, 2014 01:20:00

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In the "This isn't 'goodbye,' Josh Satin, just 'until we meet again'" edition, Rob and Jeffrey have lots of important Mets issues to discuss, like if you pronounce it "lawl" Mets or "el-oh-el" Mets. We kick things off with a look at whether or not the field staff deserves to be under fire, or if we should all #BlameSandee. Next, we break down the recent roster shuffling on the Mets. Unsurprisingly, Jeffrey isn't thrilled with the Mejia move to the pen (even after his reverse Ric Flair strut Monday night). Of course there is Shortstop Avenue Audio covering the recent Flores promotion as well. Then, we discuss the Subway Series and whether it has lost some of its luster over the last 15 years. Finally, we wrap things up with your e-mails on David Wright's missing power, our dream moves for the Mets, and whether or not we are with #28.

Episode 67: RIP 2014 Mets?

May 7, 2014 01:05:00

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In the "The only reason the Mets should ever go to Colorado is to visit the Left Hand Brewery" edition, we attempt to discern if there is anything useful to glean from the Mets current struggles. Jeffrey is not thrilled with the way the pitching is being handled, while Greg takes umbrage with a certain position on the diamond that you might be familiar with, and may or may not have a catchy jingle associated with it. Then, Jeff Moore of Baseball Prospectus joins the show to chat about the St. Lucie Mets, and since you didn't send us any e-mails, Jeffrey wraps things up by talking about soccer. 

Episode 66: The Savannah Sand Gnats and cold bats

May 3, 2014 01:33:00

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In the "Josh Edgin, fungible commodity" edition, Jeffrey and Greg consider whether or not the Mets are a good team, and if not, what moves they need to make to get them there in 2014. Also, we weigh in on the latest edition of LOLMets and discuss the relative merits of a third round draft pick. Next, Toby Hyde joins the show to talk about some of the big names down in Savannah and properly pronounces"Gsellman" without needing a media guide. Finally, we wrap up with your e-mails and a mea culpa for overlooking one of the truly elite 80 hair guys in all of baseball history.

Episode 65: Emptying our inbox

Apr 29, 2014 01:34:00

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In the "Ike Davis Dog is Traded" edition, we've done away with our usual naming convention (sorry Doug Simons). After a week off (#blameJeffrey), we have a lot of e-mail to catch up on. So in the first of two episodes this week, Rob and Jeffrey answer questions about the Ike Davis trade, when we should start worrying about Curtis Granderson, and how awesome Brandon Nimmo is. There's also minor league merch talk, a spirited Lutz/Satin/Campbell debate in which Jeffrey pledges to fight people to the death, and the expected & than return of Shortstop Avenue Audio.

Episode 64: The Mets hit the road, and so does Amazin' Avenue Audio

Apr 15, 2014 01:06:00

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In the "Elmer Dessens was a nightmare for sabermetrics long before Aaron Cook" edition, Jeffrey and Chris consider turning the podcast into a morning drivetime zoo crew show. Next we consider how the Mets should adjust their lineup for Chris Young (turns out the answer was just wait a few hours for the entire outfield to get hurt), discuss which bullpen arms might be hittin' the ol' dusty trail, and talk about our trip(s) to Manchester, NH to see the B-Mets. We also answer your e-mails, and Chris puts in a spectacular performance during Mets trivia.

Episode 63: The Mets are winning games!

Apr 9, 2014 01:21:00

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In this Chris Schwinden edition, Chris McShane tries to say "wish Schwinden" but fails. And then Chris and Rob talk about the Mets' first couple of wins, Travis d'Arnaud's then-forthcoming first hit of the season, the bullpen, Jenrry Mejia's strikeout move, and Mets-related Hank Aaron trivia.

Episode 62: 2014 Mets Minor League Preview

Apr 6, 2014 01:12:00

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In the "Elvin Ramirez could probably be of use in the Mets bullpen at this moment" edition, it's time for Rob and Jeffrey's minor league preview. We keep it under two hours this year, but still find time to bemoan the Binghamton roster, predict the first promotions, and give you our "My Guys" lists. We have e-mails to answer as well, including the debut of the Amazin' Avenue Audio Drinking Game (Drinking Avenue Audio, natch'), and Jeffrey tries to get a Mets trivia winning streak going.

Episode 61: Opening Day and Bobby Parnell's elbow

Apr 2, 2014 00:58:00

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In the "Livan Hernandez is probably still pitching somewhere" edition, Jeffrey and his archenemy Greg try and parse small sample sizes (small sample sample sizes). Can we find something nice to say about opening day? Well, there's always David Wright. Was Monday an ill portent for the Mets bullpen? Well, there's not nearly enough evidence to conclude that, but probably. Also, Jeffrey issues a mea culpa for ever doubting Jenrry Mejia, and we try and deduce who will be off the 25-man roster for Jon Niese. There's plenty of talk about Bobby Parnell's elbow as well, which, come to think of it, is probably more convincing evidence that the bullpen is doomed.. And of course we answer your e-mails, and bring you a Montreal travelogue set to the soothing, public domain sounds of Erik Satie.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 60

Mar 26, 2014 06:04:00

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In the "You should all feel bad for telling Jon Rauch to kill himself on twitter" edition, Rob and Jeffrey wrap up our 2014 preview with the bullpen, which we are not excited about (the preview that is, but also, probably the bullpen). So that leaves plenty of time to discuss the fifth starter situation, just how many first basemen the Mets are going to carry, and to check in on our sister podcast, Shortstop Avenue. We wrap up with some college baseball talk, a couple of e-mails, and the beginning of a triumphant winning streak at Mets trivia.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 59

Mar 18, 2014 07:14:00

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In the "[redacted] is the only Met to wear #59" edition. Rob and Jeffrey (and Chris and Marc Carig) preview the 2014 Mets rotation. Will Jon Niese every be healthy and above-average at the same time? How fat can Bartolo Colon get? Do we have anything to say about Dillon Gee? Who exactly is going to be the Mets fifth starter? (Jeffrey makes a sad face) All these questions will at least be discussed. Plus, we debut the Shortstop Avenue Audio jingle, because of course we have shortstop e-mails to answer, and Jeffrey and Rob completely forget to do Mets trivia, which means Jeffrey doesn't get Mets trivia wrong.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 58

Mar 11, 2014 01:37:00

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In the "Jenrry Mejia's hair deserves its own edition" edition, Rob and Jeffrey talk about Jenrry Mejia's hair, natch'. We also preview the 2014 Mets infield, which mostly devolves into a discussion of David Wright's future Hall of Fame case. Chris McShane helps out too, sitting down with Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger to see where the Mets shortstop and first base situation currently stand. Then we continue our NL East preview with the Atlanta Braves, and Talking Chop's Ben Duronio. It's a cast of thousands on Amazin' Avenue Audio! Finally, we wrap up with your e-mails, and Jeffrey's most recent failure at Mets Trivia.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 57

Mar 6, 2014 06:21:00

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In the "Tonight, Boss" edition, Rob and Jeffrey share their Santana no-hitter stories before launching into the 2014 Mets preview with the triumphant return of Outfield Avenue Audio (yes, we know we said we'd start with the infield, but we rarely stick to plans). Jeffrey says mean things about Eric Young despite his plans to only say nice things about Eric Young. Meanwhile, Rob is bullish on Curtis Granderson. Then, Liz Roscher of The Good Phight joins the show and has to put up with Jeffrey's merciless trolling of the Phillies offseason. Finally, we wrap up with your e-mail (singular) about playing for 2014, and whether Terry Collins can get the extra 2% out of the Mets. We hope Jonah Keri appreciates the free plug. 

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 56

Mar 2, 2014 05:45:00

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In the "It would be convenient if they gave #56 to an interesting prospect this Spring, but I forgot that it's Scott Rice's number" edition. Rob and Jeffrey finally sit down to talk about the Amazin' Avenue Top 25 Mets prospect list, but first they spend ten minutes talking about the 2008 Mets bullpen for some reason. #blameAyala. We also answer your e-mails about...shortstops...again.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 55

Feb 21, 2014 00:59:00

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In the "Shawn Estes should have hit Roger Clemens in the upper back" edition, Jeffrey and Chris celebrate the official beginning of another baseball season with Baseball-Reference play index searches and raves for Jenrry Mejia. There would be lots more to actually talk about, but Jeffrey has decided to refuse to discuss anything Terry Collins says to the media until his first regular season post-game presser.

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 54

Feb 19, 2014 02:38:00

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In Episode 54, Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus stops by the show to chat about his Mets Top 10 prospect list. Unsurprisingly, Jeffrey and he spend almost the entire time talking about Dominican teenagers, or prospects that were at one time Dominican teenagers.

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 53

Feb 12, 2014 01:27:00

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In the Ralph Kiner edition, Jeffrey and Matt reminisce about Ralph, Sunday afternoon baseball, and WWOR. We also answer your emails on Mets prospects and potential TRAIDs the Mets should consider in 2014 before wrapping up with our take on … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 52

Feb 4, 2014 01:13:00

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In the “Ramon Ramirez is why you don’t try and project the next 50 innings of a reliever’s career” edition, Rob and Jeffrey don’t even have enough “news” to qualify for a slow news week segment. So instead we’re forced … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 51

Jan 29, 2014 01:22:00

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In the “I guess apparently this is the Mel Rojas edition” edition, it’s slim pickings for both Mets news and Mets uniform numbers. That’s never stopped Rob and Jeffrey before though. On the agenda for this week: disparaging the Dice-K … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 50

Jan 23, 2014 00:57:00

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In the “Sid Fernandez was the best baseball player from Hawaii, unless you give extra credit for hilarious GIFs” edition, Jeffrey eats a burrito, Rob relives childhood trauma, and we talk a whole lot about the entire Davis family. There’s … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 49

Jan 16, 2014 01:35:00

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In the ” Hey, did you know Jon Niese was born the same day the Mets won the World Series?” edition, Rob and Jeffrey do their best to contrive a podcast out of a slow Mets news week. We talk … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 48

Jan 7, 2014 01:21:00

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In the “Aaron Heilman was a pretty good reliever before he ruined all our lives forever” edition, Rob and Jeffrey cover all the Mets news of the last week. That takes about two minutes. So then we spend the next ninety minutes … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 47

Dec 31, 2013 01:26:00

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Rumors of the podcast’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, we are back with the “Tak2: Electric Boogaloo” edition. After a kind of unscheduled holiday break (#blameComcast), Rob and Jeffrey have a lot of news to catch up on. First, the … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 46

Dec 12, 2013 01:14:00

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In the “Jeffrey has blocked out how much money the Mets paid Oliver Perez” edition, Rob and Jeffrey catch you up on the paucity of Mets news since last week, give their thoughts on the Curtis Granderson deal, plea for sanity … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 45

Dec 7, 2013 01:01:00

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In the “Ya Gotta Believe (the Mets will spend money)” edition, Jeffrey and Chris catch you up on all the news since Episode 44, and it’s a lot. First, we discuss about the Justin Turner and Jeremy Hefner non-tenders, before … Continue reading →

Amazin’ Avenue Audio, Episode 44

Dec 4, 2013 01:00:00

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In the “Blastings Thrilledge” edition, Jeffrey and Rob spend twenty minutes talking about a player who was non-tendered by the New York Mets five minutes after they finished recording. They are good at podcasting (also, prognosticating). Before that though, Rob … Continue reading →