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Posted on: April 7, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 11

Jack HannahanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The first week of the season is in the books and C. Trent Rosecrans and Matt Snyder discuss the early season surprises, both good (Pirates, Royals) and bad (Red Sox, Rays), all the while keeping in mind the sample size is small and there are plenty of games left.

We're also joined by Cleveland Indians third baseman Jack Hannahan, who signed with Cleveland as a non-roster free agent this offseason and would up as the team's opening day third baseman.

Hannahan talks about his expectations going into camp, making the Indians, his new team and his daily routine as a baseball player. Hannahan, 31, played high school baseball at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, the alma mater of Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer. Hannahan played on the same baseball team as Mauer's older brother before he went on to the University of Minnesota where he was an All-American.

Hannahan debuted with the Tigers in 2006 and has also played with the A's and Mariners, before spending 2010 in the minors for both the Mariners and Red Sox.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 11 (57 minutes, 31 seconds)

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Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 10

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Earlier this week, the Ear on Baseball crew was joined by CBSSports.com senior writers Danny Knobler and Scott Miller join Matt Snyder and C. Trent Rosecrans to preview the National League. Now they're back, taking a look at the American League.

Danny discusses Miguel Cabrera and how much of a risk he may pose. Trent and Matt love the A's, while Danny and Scott don't like them as much. While we all pick the Red Sox, one of us has a higher opinion of the Rays than the others. And then it wouldn't be a 2011 baseball discussion without talk of the Royals' stacked farm system.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 10 (41 minutes)

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Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:59 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:52 am
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 9

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Ear on Baseball is back, with a roundtable discussion previewing the National League. Joining C. Trent Rosecrans and Matt Snyder are CBSSports.com senior writers Danny Knobler and Scott Miller.

We go through each division, and also give some picks and predictions. Can the Giants repeat in the NL West, the fun that is the NL Central and have the Phillies' injuries keep them out of the favorite's role?

The AL preview will be posted later this week.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 9 (42 minutes, 10 seconds)

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Posted on: March 17, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 8

Coco Crisp

By C. Trent Rosecrans

In this episode we talk about bowling, fashion and science fiction with A's outfielder Coco Crisp.

Crisp enters his second season in Oakland is happy with the additions the Athletics made this offseason, aiding the offense and adding to an already deep pitching staff.

Crisp talks about his post-baseball career options and his desire to join the pro bowler's tour after he's done playing baseball.

It also may be the first interview in Crisp's life where someone doesn't make a lame joke about his name. But fret not, there are other lame jokes made and I forget that Barry Zito is no longer with the A's.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 8 (35 minutes, 12 seconds)

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Posted on: March 15, 2011 12:09 am
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 7

By C. Trent Rosecrans

It's Ear on Baseball time again -- the Eye on Baseball team's podcast is back for Episode 7.

After a brief discussion of Andrew Bailey and Neftali Feliz, Matt Snyder and I talk to Jonah Keri, the author of The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First, a look at the brief, but fascinating history of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Keri tells the tale of an exhibition team started by an owner with contempt for fans and not much interest in building a winner, and then its sale and ultimately the building of a modern franchise.

The title comes from a quote Rays principle owner Stuart Sternberg, when he's talking about how the Rays have to do things smarter and better to get that extra two percent edge, whether it's selling tickets, player signings or how to treat customers.

Under Sternberg, Matthew Silverman and "boy genius" general manager Andrew Friedman, the Devil Rays have gone from laughingstock to the Rays, a model franchise for the 21st century.

We talk to Keri about why the Rays won't move and Sternberg won't own the Mets, as well as Keri's role on a focus panel to build a new stadium for the Expos.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 7 (50 minutes, 11 seconds)

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Posted on: March 10, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 6

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Shawn RyanThe Eye on Baseball podcast -- Ear on Baseball -- is back.

Matt Snyder and I talk a little bit about the change in expectations for the Phillies and Brewers since spring training began, as well as Kendrys Morales' new/old name.

Then I talked to creator of The Shield and The Chicago Code, Shawn Ryan (pictured). Ryan's new FOX series is shot in his hometown of Chicago and he talks about how baseball is central to one of his characters.

We also discuss Moneyball -- the book and the movie -- and Ryan's own college Sabermetric work to win his fantasy leagues.  Also discussed is the problems and possibilities of a baseball-themed television show.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 6 (38 minutes, 51 seconds)

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Posted on: March 4, 2011 1:15 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, Episode 5

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Baseball ProjectEar on Baseball -- the podcast from the Eye on Baseball team -- is back with Episode 5 for your weekend enjoyment.

In this episode, I talk with Scott McCaughey and Steve Wynn of the Baseball Project, a rock band doing all baseball songs.

Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) and McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M.), started drinking and talking about baseball songs when they got together for R.E.M.'s induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Pretty soon, along with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Wynn's wife Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3) formed the Baseball Project.

The group put out Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails in 2008 and have just come out with Vol. 2: High and Inside, both available on Yep Roc Records.

Later this month, they'll tour spring training stadiums in the Cactus League.

They also provide the music for this week's podcast (thanks to Yep Roc Records) with snippets from "The Straw That Stirs the Drink" and "Ichiro Goes to the Moon" and the full versions of "Chin Music" and "Please Don't Call Them Twinkies" featuring Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 4 (51 minutes, 30 seconds)

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Posted on: March 1, 2011 12:54 am
Edited on: March 1, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Ear on Baseball podcast, volume 4

Ear on Baseball is back, with Episode 4. The Ear on Baseball crew -- C. Trent Rosecrans and Matt Snyder -- welcomes Baseball Prospectus ' Kevin Goldstein to talk prospects, podcasting and more. Bryce Harper came out on top of Goldstein's Top 101 prospects on the same day he made his spring training debut with the Nationals, and we talk about both the player and the performance. We also clear the way for Albert Pujols to join the Yankees. All that and scouting Kevin's refrigerator.

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Ear on Baseball, Volume 4 (51 minutes, 30 seconds)

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