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Yankees-Rays Game 5 Recap and offseason preview

Basic Thoughtonomics

Release Date: 10/12/2020

Episode 24: Knicks talk with New York Post's Marc Berman show art Episode 24: Knicks talk with New York Post's Marc Berman

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For this episode I'm joined by Marc Berman who covers the Knicks for the NY post. I start out asking him his on how he would summarize/characterize the Knicks surpising season so far (0:42) and whether he thought they'd ever be this good (2:09). I then ask if he thinks Thibs is going to be here long term (3:30). I ask his thoughts on Obi Toppin and his struggles his first season (4:30) We then talk some Immanuel Quickley and his unexpected rise (7:20). We then talk about the urgency the Knicks need to have to finish in the top 6 in the Eastern Conference to avoid the play-in tournament (9:44)....

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Episode 23: Mets talk with WFAN'S Ed Coleman show art Episode 23: Mets talk with WFAN'S Ed Coleman

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For this episode, I'm joined by the great Mets reporter Ed Coleman of WFAN to talk some Mets going into the season. I start out asking him what it was like to cover the bizarre 2020 season (2:20). I then ask what his early impressions are of the Steve Cohen era (4:10). I then ask what his thoughts were on the Mets offseason and how I expected them to do more in free agency. (5:27). He provides some good insight into why Steve Cohen maybe didn't want to spend wildly this offseason (10:50) I ask how much stock he put in performance good or bad in the extremely truncated 2020 season (12:47). He...

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Interview with John Jastremski of WFAN/SNY show art Interview with John Jastremski of WFAN/SNY

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For this episode I’m joined by the great John Jastremski of WFAN. We start out talking life and career stuff and his recent engagement and then we get into some sports. We talk Knicks and the progress they’ve made this year and what they need to do to get to the upper echelon in the Eastern Conference. We then talk a little Syracuse since he is an alum there and reminiscence about the better times for the Orange. We then touch on the Yankees and their expectations going into this season and really debate on the Mets and whether they had a good offseason or not. We conclude talking about...

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Interview with Thom Brennaman show art Interview with Thom Brennaman

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For this episode I'm joined by longtime sports broadcaster Thom Brennaman who broadcasting career has been put on hold since August due to uttering a homophobic slur which was caught on a hot mic. I start out with a little humor icebreaker by asking Thom about spelling his name "Thom" as opposed to Tom (1:38) and transition to one of his new endeavors as he's started up his own podcast Dialed In with Thom Brennaman in which he's interviewed Urban Meyer, Brian Billick, Troy Aikman (2:40). I then ask if he believes he'll get another chance to announce again (4:20) I then ask about the night of...

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Interview with Frank Interview with Frank "The Tank" Fleming of Barstool Sports

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For this episode I (Chris Grosso) have on Frank Fleming of Barstool Sports for a conversation. We talk about Frank's career prior to Barstool Sports, his NJ Transit rant which propelled his career, his food reviews most recently his McRib review, his love of raw dogs (plain hot dogs), and debate what the best fast food joint is. We then talk about the Mets and whether he's optimistic about the ownership change, relive some of the Mets worst moments ('06 NLCS, '07 collapse, last game at Shea in '08) and conclude talking about the pandemic and how we have had to alter our lives. Apologies for...

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Yankees-Rays Game 5 Recap and offseason preview show art Yankees-Rays Game 5 Recap and offseason preview

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For this ep, I (Chris Grosso) recap game 5 between the Yanks and Rays. I give my thoughts on how on the Yanks offense came up short when they had Glasnow on the ropes, the Rays bullpen, Gerrit Cole's outing. And then I touch on some of the offseason decisions the Yankees will have to make. Most importantly will they try to resign LeMahieu and will they try to resign Tanaka, Paxton. I also recap Tanaka's seven year tenure in NY if it does come to an end. Will they go after Trevor Bauer or J.T. Realmuto? I give my personal take on Trevor Bauer after meeting him at MLB Network when I worked...

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Giants talk with Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News show art Giants talk with Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News

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New episode of Basic Thoughtonomics is up as I (Chris Grosso) have a convo with the Giants beat writer of the New York Daily News Pat Leonard. We talk state of the Giants, the lack of success the last seven to eight years (1:35), Dave Gettleman’s tumultous tenure (4:27), their inept offense and why it has struggled so bad (9:00), the lack of involvement with Evan Engram (13:37) whether he envisioned the season could start this bad (15:15), the terrible 49ers loss (16:02), the improved play of the defense (20:26), the terrible NFC East (22:50), Daniel Jones play and his future (27:30) his...

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Yankees postseason talk with Sweeny Murti of WFAN show art Yankees postseason talk with Sweeny Murti of WFAN

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For this episode I'm (Chris Grosso) joined by longtime Yankee reporter for WFAN Sweeny Murti. We start out recapping his takeaways from the brief two-game series between the Yankees and Indians. I then ask if he thinks the layoff in between series may hurt the Yanks particularly the guys like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez, all of whom got the bats going. I then ask if he likes Gary Sanchez may have turned a corner after his good game in Game 2 vs. the Indians. Next we talk about the ALDS with the Rays and how the Yankees will have to dip more into their...

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Yankees talk with Bryan Hoch of MLB.com show art Yankees talk with Bryan Hoch of MLB.com

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For this episode I (Chris Grosso) am joined by Bryan Hoch who covers the Yankees for MLB.com. I start out asking what his experience has been like covering the team this unprecedented season not being able to go into the clubhouse or be on the road (00:40). I then ask his thoughts on this streaky Yankees team as they head into the postseason losing six of their last eight games (3:00). I then get his take on the keys for the Yankees in their bizarre best of three series coming up with the Indians (4:25). I ask about the Yankees offense as much of the team has been sputtering as of late with...

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Interview with Michael Kay show art Interview with Michael Kay

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New Basic Thoughtonomics podcast is up as I’m (Chris Grosso) joined by the great Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay to preview the upcoming season. I ask what he’s looking for in terms of storyline for the upcoming season and how he would go about analyzing a 60 game season. I get his thoughts on the 60 game season in terms of credibility and legitimacy. I also get his thoughts on how managers will have to adapt to the 60 game schedule. Also, asks his thoughts on how games might feel different with an added sense of urgency due to the shortened season and the Yankees biggest threat in the...

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For this ep, I (Chris Grosso) recap game 5 between the Yanks and Rays. I give my thoughts on how on the Yanks offense came up short when they had Glasnow on the ropes, the Rays bullpen, Gerrit Cole's outing. And then I touch on some of the offseason decisions the Yankees will have to make. Most importantly will they try to resign LeMahieu and will they try to resign Tanaka, Paxton. I also recap Tanaka's seven year tenure in NY if it does come to an end. Will they go after Trevor Bauer or J.T. Realmuto? I give my personal take on Trevor Bauer after meeting him at MLB Network when I worked there. How would the Yankees have fared if they were to have gotten past the Rays.