The baseball podcast for every type of fan. We bring analysis and opinions from all different types of viewpoints, combining new and old-age thinking into one show. Host Luke Manderfeld, along with Robert Stangler, Noah Manderfeld and Nik Budig, break down hot topics, news stories, teams and more while having some fun along the way.
While it is a month and a half away, some teams are already trying to figure out whether they will be buying players to compete at the trade deadline, or selling their players for the future. The Stitches Podcast analyzes a few teams on the fence and discusses where they will land come deadline time. Plus, which teams might trade soon and who will they trade for? Email your questions to email@example.com and we might answer them!
The Stitches Podcast tackles another tough issue: lineups in baseball. How should they be constructed, and how have they changed over the years? This discussion kind of went off the rails a bit, so we hope you enjoy! Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MLB Draft is underway, and the Stitches Podcast evaluates the first couple dozen of picks. Is Adley Rutschman worth the hype? How did the Twins fare with the No. 13 overall pick. That and more on this edition of the podcast. Make sure to send your questions to email@example.com! Thanks for listening!
Today we chat about managers and their effects on the game. In today's analytic age, do managers actually make a difference? Or are they just scapegoats when things go wrong? We use the Nationals franchise as a thought experiment. Thanks for listening and always remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Send you questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks1
We apologize in advance for the Justin Bieber reference. On today's Stitches Podcast, we talk about six of the hottest pitchers: Chris Sale, Shane Bieber, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Luis Castillo, Caleb Smith and Domingo German. If you have any questions for us, send them to email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
The Stitches Panel analyzes four surprising sluggers in this 2019 season: Joey Gallo, Christian Yelich, Mitch Garver and Dan Vogelbach. Are their early-season performances legitimate? We also answer a fan question! If you have a question of your own, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for tuning in!
Home runs are up across baseball. The Minnesota Twins are on pace to break records. We discuss the surge in dingers and their effect on the game. Make sure to subscribe and give us feedback wherever you get your podcasts. If you have a question, you could get on the show! Shoot your inquires to email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
We're through one full month of the baseball season. The members of the Stitches Panel give their top three teams of the season so far and also pick one overrated squad. See below for the full list. As always, subscribe and rate the podcast if you like what you're hearing. Thanks for listening!
Overrated team: Phillies
Overrated team: Twins
Overrated team: Brewers
Overrated team: Mariners
Today, we analyze the role of the bullpen around baseball. Is the new-age style of deploying bullpens ruining the game? We also discuss our favorite relievers this year and what's going on with Craig Kimbrel. Thanks for tuning in!
What early-season surprises are real? And which are fake? The Stitches Panel tackles six different surprise teams and players and determine whether the start is indicative of the rest of the season. We talk Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Corey Kluber, Jorge Polanco and Tim Beckham. Thanks for tuning in!
Prospects are all the rave in baseball. Today, the Stitches Panel discusses service time manipulation, sleeper prospects and if the hype around prospects is worth it. Take time to rate and review — we always appreciate feedback — and subscribe whereever you get your podcasts! Thanks for listening.
The MLB regular season is oh, so close. Luke and Noah Manderfeld tackle this podcast without Robert Stangler or Nik Budig. We chat about what baseball can do to make Opening Day more exciting. We also touch on our storylines to watch this season. Thanks for listening!
Hi, everyone! The regular season is upon us, and the Stitches Panel gives its 2019 predictions. Hear our favorite teams out of each division, the wild card clubs and our picks for the World Series champion. We also give our thoughts on the individual player awards — MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. It's a long one, but we hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening!
Spoiler alert: Find all of our picks below. We will hold ourselves accountable! Mark our words!
NL West (3:05)
NL Central (9:05)
NL East (12:55)
AL West (20:17)
AL Central (26:15)
AL East (30:30)
Luke: Red Sox
Robert: Red Sox
Noah: Red Sox
Luke: Yankees, Indians, Cubs, Nationals
Robert: Athletics, Yankees, Cubs, Cardinals
Nik: Red Sox, Rays, Cubs, Nationals
Noah: Yankees, Astros, Phillies, Dodgers
World Series winners (36:20)
AL MVP (38:45)
Luke: Alex Bregman
Robert: Mookie Betts
Nik: Mookie Betts
Noah: Mike Trout
NL MVP (40:15)
Luke: Bryce Harper
Robert: Ronald Acuna Jr.
Nik: Paul Goldschmidt
Noah: Nolan Arenado
AL Cy Young (42:52)
Luke: Trevor Bauer
Robert: Justin Verlander
Nik: Chris Sale
Noah: Gerrit Cole
NL Cy Young (45:05)
Luke: Aaron Nola
Robert: Max Scherzer
Nik: Jacob Degrom
Noah: Walker Buehler
AL ROY (46:35)
Luke: Eloy Jimenez
Robert: Yusei Kikuchi
Nik: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Noah: Jesus Luzardo
NL ROY (48:33)
Luke: Victor Robles
Robert: Victor Robles
Nik: Fernando Tatis Jr.
Noah: Chris Paddack
Hi, everyone! Today we go over some of the biggest proposed rule changes in baseball. Universal DH? Three-batter minimum for pitchers? 26-man roster? We tackle all of that and more on today's episode. As always, if you like us, rate and subscribe anywhere you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening!
The big kahuna has finally signed! Bryce Harper inks a mega deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Stitches Panel gets a bit heated about whether Harper is worth it. Other topics include the baseball name game, PECOTA rankings and the 1-on-1 debate. Thanks for listening!
Name game: 2:20
Bryce Harper: 3:55
Today the Stitches Panel chats about our weather antics over the weekend, the National League East, which has become one of the best divisions in baseball, and other musings. Don't forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher. Thank you for listening!
Name game: 2:57
NL East discussion: 4:25
Hello, everybody! Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers reported over the last week, and we have plenty to talk about. Find out what we specifically look for in Spring Training games, and why we're so excited this year. We also talk about all of last week's top storylines. Make sure to rate, review and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening!
Name game: 2:05
Spring Training storylines: 4:07
Welcome back! The whole Stitches panel is back! We are diving into some of the biggest free agents still on the market. And, yes, that includes Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, two of the biggest names in baseball. Give it listen, and don't forget to subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts.
Name game: 1:57
Free agent discussion: 3:25
Welcome back! We're here on a Monday (thanks, Super Bowl) and ready to talk about the National League Central, potentially the best division in baseball. The Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs all have a shot to win the crown, with the Reds and Pirates showing sneaky potential. Listen to host Luke Manderfeld, Noah Manderfeld and Nik Budig break it down.
Name Game: 2:23
NL Central Discussion: 3:43
Welcome back to our second episode of the Stitches Podcast. Host Luke Manderfeld, Robert Stangler and Noah Manderfeld talk about the Greatest Rivalry in Sports: the Red Sox and Yankees. Listen and find out the answer to our name game and who wins our Stitches debate. Make sure to subscribe and rate on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play!
We are back! Host Luke Manderfeld and the Stitches panel—Noah Manderfeld, Nik Budig and Robert Stangler—talk about the Twins and their outlook in 2019. Join us for our first-ever baseball name game and listen to the panel duke it out over the question: Is the free agent freeze ruining baseball?
Name game: 2:22
Twins preview: 4:17
S/O to Tony Bohnenkamp for the music in the debate segment.