We (Might) Have Baseball!
For the time being, it looks like Major League Baseball will be back! Alex and Noah reunite to start yet another season of River Blast Radio. The guys discuss the entire battle between the MLBPA and league owners and then dive into the pros and cons the Pirates can expect during a 60 game season.
July 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Chronicles
Your favorite duo is back in action. Noah and Alex are back as well. Hear all about what they've been up to, Alex's take aways from spring training, Noah's plan to get baseball started up in Arizona and much more.
April 10, 2020
Everyone is Cheating! (Besides the Pirates)
We are back! If you haven't heard, baseball is still a cheating man's game. Noah and Alex give their thoughts on the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal and what it means for the game as we move forward. They also talk some Pirates too. Enjoy!
January 21, 2020
Alex Speaks with Pirates Prospect Nick Mears
For this weeks episode Alex takes a break from reporting at the Winter Meetings and speaks with Pirates pitching prospect Nick Mears. Find out about Nick's journey into the Pirates organization and what his goals are for the upcoming season. Also, be sure to give him a follow on twitter @NickMears46
December 11, 2019
We Have a Manager!
A lot has happened since Noah and Alex last spoke. They cover it all in the latest episode. Things start off with their thoughts on the new manager and other front office hire. That is followed by Starling Marte's comments, a goodbye to Elias Diaz and a preview for Alex's coverage of the Winter Meetings next week. Noah also might give you his thoughts on Ohio High School football.
December 4, 2019
Goodbye Baseball (and the Pirates front office)
The 2019 baseball season has come to an end. So has the Neal Huntington era. Noah and Alex reunite after a few weeks off to talk about all of it. We missed you all!
November 6, 2019
The Season From Hell is Finally Over
It is done. Thank goodness. The guys review the Pirates 2019 season. Things get started with their thoughts on the club firing Clint Hurdle. After that, the break down all the highs and lows the club had throughout the long year. Last but not least, the show ends with Noah and Alex revisiting their pre-season predictions.
October 3, 2019
Thank you, Jason
If you thought last week was tough, buckle in. The guys spend the first half of the show remembering Jason Rollison. In addition to being a good friend and dedicated Pirates fan, Jason was very involved in the careers of both Noah and Alex. Hear their stories about Jason and how they will remember a man who gave so much in such a little period of time. In the second half of the show, the guys discuss the horrible month of baseball that the Pirates have played, the Cleveland Indians bet and much more. Thanks for tuning in!
September 26, 2019
You know what we are have to talk about today..... Felipe Vazquez. Everything involving his arrest and what we think about it. Check out our thoughts.
September 18, 2019
The Kip Wells Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex open the show pondering if Josh Bell is the right fielder of the 2020 Pirates (the answer is no). James Marvel's debut and Bryan Reynolds' future in center field are also covered before the guys welcome on the voice of the West Virginia Black Bears, Donny Chedrick onto the show. Finally the guys round out the episode by paying a visit to Canton's finest hotel and debating what is cool and what isn't in sports style.
September 11, 2019
The Jose Tabata Episode
On this week's episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss just how good Steven Brault really is, talk about Gregory Polanco's future (remember him?) and give their best options for off-season catcher signings. Next, Noah speaks with Chris Miller of the Renegades of the Rotunda, who is working to put on an incredible event for an incredible person. Last but not least, the show is wrapped up by some non-baseball talk.
September 4, 2019
The Dave Cash Episode
After a week off the boys are back. Alex discusses his new gig, Noah discusses how his job brought him closer to Jesus (literally) and the guys together discuss a bunch of Pirates related topics, including Josh Bell's season, what to do with Jose Osuna, should the Pirates trade Starling Marte and much more.
August 28, 2019
The Francisco Cervelli Episode
The Pirates are winning again, so we talk about them (for a bit). Hear Noah and Alex's thoughts on management, Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds, the coaching stuff and more. Then, well, things get random. Enjoy...
August 14, 2019
Alex Interviews Hunter Owen
The Pirates stink right now.... So we decided to shake things up. Alex sits down with Indianapolis Indian's third basemen Hunter Owen. Check out what Alex had to ask him about his minor league career and how he plans to take the final step to reach the big league.
August 7, 2019
The Steve Blass Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex dive right into a very boring/ disappointing trade deadline performance by the Pirates. Next they discuss the state of the franchise and if the last three weeks reflect bigger problems. Last off, the guys go around the league to discuss all the other trades made.
August 1, 2019
The Kent Tekulve Episode
The Pirates are struggling but we sure aren't! Noah and Alex open things up by talking about the team, Josh Bell and Gregory Polanco. Next up, they debate the route the organization should go on a handful of individuals. Finally, the guys wrap things up with everyone's favorite part of the show, segments!
July 24, 2019
The Roy Face Episode
Welcome back to the Riverblast podcast! After taking last week off due to the All Star Break, the guys discuss the trips they took during their downtime (even though Noah's trip was for work). Following some small talk Noah and Alex dive into the Pirates struggles and debate if the season is in fact over. Next up, the guys debate the legacy of Pirates center fielder Starling Marte. They discuss how he is viewed now and why he has the reputation that he does. Finally, the show is wrapped up with everyone's favorite part.... segments!
July 17, 2019
The Bobby Bonilla Episode
Live from Tuesday night's two hour rain delay, Noah and Alex break down Josh Bell's incredible first half, Felipe Vazquez's All Star Game snub and once again debate if this team a legit contender or not. Rather than an interview, Noah and Alex go through and give their have season superlatives for the 2019. Last but not least, the guys wrap up the show with everyone's favorite part, segments!
July 3, 2019
The Pedro Alvarez Episode
On today's River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex open the show in fear that the Pirates are indeed still in the post season hunt. They debate what the club should do at the deadline if they indeed go on another big win streak. After that the guys discuss the future of Jameson Taillon and the improvements made by Joe Musgrove and Chris Archer. Next, the guys go to the closer early in the game and start up segments! The show comes to an end with both Alex and Noah giving their review on Cole's first start against the Pirates.
June 26, 2019
The Mitch Keller Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast Noah and Alex start things off by breaking down three of the members in the Pirates starting rotation: Mitch Keller, Chris Archer and Steven Brault. Next, Noah sits down Pirates beat reporter Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette to talk about his new gig and what it is like covering the buccos. Finally, the show is brought to an end with everyones favorite part.... segments!
June 19, 2019
The Andrew McCutchen Episode
The Pirates season is going down hill but the guys are still hanging in tough! They open the show breaking down Musgrove's ejection, the bullpen struggles, and the Pirates draft. Then they sit down in studio with Sasank Vishnubhatla from the Point of Pittsburgh where they go a bit more in depth on the Pirates pitching woes. Finally, they end the show with everyone's favorite part.... segments!
June 12, 2019
The Roberto Clemente Episode
Noah and Alex are in a much better mood this show... Well, sort of. The guys open the show discussing the Bucs recent four game series against the Brewers, Kevin Newman's emergence as a legit big leaguer and finally Keone Kela's ongoing injury troubles. Next up, Alex speaks to Nate Warner of the Point of Pittsburgh to break down past Pirates drafts and give you his thoughts on the upcoming draft that has been taking place in the past few days. Finally, the guys round up the show with everyone's favorite part.... segements!!!
June 5, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Pie Traynor Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex open up coming in hot about, well, everything involving the Pirates. They then debate what direction the team should go in for the remainder of the season before ending the show with everyone's favorite part.... segments!
May 29, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Jose Bautista Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Alex and Noah talk about the Pirates use of an opener, the team's successful road trip out west and of course, the dominant play of Josh Bell. Next up, the guys sit down to chat with Michael Clair of Cut4 to break down all things Pirates and baseball. Finally, they end the show with everyone's favorite part....... segments!
May 22, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Jason Kendall Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex break down Josh Bell's dominance at the plate, debate who should be the fifth starter in the rotation and discuss what the club should do after Jung Ho Kang returns from his "injury". Next, the guys give out their first quarter of the season grades for each position group while also highlighting some of the good and bad individuals this season. Finally, the show is wrapped up by everyone's favorite part..... segments!!!
May 15, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Bob Walk Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast Noah and Alex open by discussing the Pirates dominance in Interleague play, the impact Starling Marte has on the team and the loss of Jameson Taillon. Next up, Noah sits down with Bucco beat reporter, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette to talk about his path to covering the Pirates and much more. Finally, the guys rap of the show with everyone's favorite part.... segments!
May 8, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Al Oliver Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex brainstorm all possible causes for the Pirates recent losing streak. After that, the boys welcome on Matthew Trueblood of Baseball Prospectus who talks about the Buccos innovative infield strategy, the teams outlook and ownership. Finally, the show is ended as always with everyone's favorite part..... segments.
April 30, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Doug Drabek
On the latest episode of the Riverblast Podcast, Alex and Noah discuss the emergence of Cole Tucker, the return of Polanco and Diaz and the demise of nearly half of the team. After that they are joined by Adam McInturff of 2080 baseball, who breaks down the entire Pirates farm system. Up next, the guys take things to the big screen and compare all of the current buccos to Avengers with the Movie "End Game" coming out this weekend. Finally, they wrap up the show with everyone's favorite portion.... segments!!!
April 24, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Jose Castillo Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Alex and Noah discuss the team's big series win in DC, the struggles of Kela and Rodriguez and the offensive production the club is receiving from the corner infield and outfield. After that, they dive into the dominance of the starting rotation and debate if it can be maintained. Finally, they wrap up the show as always, with everyone's (Noah's) favorite part, segments.
April 16, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Jose Lind Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss Chris Archer's suspension, the event that led to his suspension and Kevin Newman's historic day. After that, Noah sits down to speak with Pirates pre and postgame show host, Kraig Riley of 93.7 The Fan, where they talk about the Buccos and Kraig's path to earning the job that he has now. Finally, the guys end the show as they always do, with some segments.
April 9, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - The Freddy Sanchez Episode
In the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss the Pirates home opener. From the new food, to the continued struggles of the team's infield defense, the guys break down everything. Other things such as the starting pitching and Richard Rodriguez are also discussed. Finally, the show wraps up by returning to its original format which means, you guessed it, segments!
April 3, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - 2019 MLB Season Preview
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex break down the Pirates opening day roster and discuss a new idea as to how the club can afford to sign top tier free agents. Next, each of them give their predictions for the division winners, world series match up and MLB award winners. See where they project the Pirates for the upcoming year!
March 27, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - Keone, KeBryan and Cats?
On the latest episode of the Riverblast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss Keone Kela's choice to not speak to the media, the battle at third base, one of Alex's recent articles tand then..... Noah tells his cat stories.
March 6, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - Pitchers and Catchers have Reported! (Take 2)
For some reason, Friday's episode did not completely upload for some reason. Here is the full version!
February 18, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - Pitchers and Catchers have Reported!
Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come. The Pirates have all arrived to their spring home in Bradenton, Florida to prepare for the 2019 season. Noah and Alex start things off by discussing the clubs latest transactions (Melky Cabrera and Francisco Liriano). Next up, each of them give name three players that they expect to have a breakout spring training. Finally, they discuss contract extensions, the MLB off-season and potential rule changes to the game of baseball.
February 15, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - Interview with Stephen Alemais
In this special episode of the River Blast Podcast, Alex and Noah sit down with Pirates middle infield prospect, Stephen Alemais about his professional career, his background in baseball and his new organization called "643 Recruit". You can learn more about what Stephen is doing by visiting www.643recruit.com
January 25, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - Happy New Year!
On the first episode of 2019, Noah and Alex break down all the recent Pirates news involving front office hires, bullpen signings and the retirement of Steve Blass. Other topics such as Christmas gifts, literature, the Pirates infield and the team's overall ranking in the past eight years were also discussed. Please be sure to rate, comment and share!
January 16, 2019
The River Blast Podcast - Hot Stove Show
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex dive into the hot stove topics that have come up from the Winter Meetings. The guys start things off discussing the Nova trade, the Jordan Lyles signing and a few other Pirates related subjects before getting into everything else around the league!
December 13, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - Pirates at Primanti Brothers
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex record the show while eating lunch at Primanti Brothers in Market Square. Listen in as they discuss the Lonnie Chisenhall signing, the trade the Bucs made with the Indians, their wall mural of Pirates baseball during the dark times and how Alex got into the 2006 All Star Game for free.
November 29, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - Hello Offseason!
In the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss the 2018 MLB post season, give their takes on the some of the recent Pirates news and then debate who are the best players for the club to go after to improve their lineup for 2019
November 8, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - Wrapping up 2018
In the final episode of season 1 of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex review the entire 2018 season of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Through all the highs and lows they boys give their superlatives and report cards on the Buccos. Also, stay tuned at the end of the show for each of their coldest take of the season!
October 12, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - The Paul Waner Episode
On the final regular season episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss the Bucs strong finish in 2018, the devastating injuries to Chad Kuhl and Edgar Santana and the emergence of Chris Archer throughout the month of September. Next, the guys welcome on Anthony Jaskulski to talk about post season baseball gambling. Finally the show is wrapped up as always with everyone's favorite part, segments!
September 27, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - The Jim Leyland Episode
With just a few weeks left in the regular season, Noah and Alex discuss the Pirates recent winning streak, the solid play of Pablo Reyes and the idea of Adam Frazier being the every day starter at second base. Next, the guys dive into how the Bucs should handle right field while Gregory Polanco is rehabbing in 2019. Finally, the show comes to an end with everyone's favorite part... Segments!
September 20, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - The Bill Mazeroski Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss Gregory Polanco's 2018 season, the decline of Corey Dickerson and whether or not the club should consider bringing back Jordy Mercer to be a platoon player. Next, the guys rate each September call up and tell you why they gave their grade. Finally, the show wraps up as always, with segments.
September 13, 2018
The River Blast Podcast - The Willie Stargell Episode
On the latest episode of the River Blast Podcast, Noah and Alex discuss the Pirates last minute trades prior to the start of September along with the hot second half performances of Trevor Williams and Adam Frazier. Next, they boys talk about the Pirates infield and the improvements that must be made for next season. Finally, the show is wrapped up as always by everyone favorite part, the segments... (Be sure to listen all the way until the very end for a bonus segment!)
September 7, 2018
River Blast Radio is LIVE!
Hello everyone! It's Jason Rollison, Alex Stumpf and Noah Hiles from Locked on Pirates here with a new podcast venture - RIVER BLAST RADIO. The concept is the same - a singular Pittsburgh Pirates podcast feed to keep the conversation surrounding the team moving forward. We'll have more soon! For now, please update your subscriptions in your podcast app of choice!
September 5, 2018