Chase Thomas is joined by SI's Jon Tayler to talk about the Braves trading for Adam Duvall from the Reds (3:00), the Red Sox not adding a reliever (6:00), the Pirates trading for Chris Archer from the Rays (10:00), how it all goes back to the Gerrit Cole trade to the Astros (20:00), the Brewers trading for Jonathan Schoop (30:00), the Nationals' dysfunction (40:00), and the future of Bryce Harper in Washington (50:00). Then, The Ringer's Michael Baumann comes on the pod to talk about the Indians not giving up Shane Bieber for Harper (60:00), JT Realmuto not getting moved by Miami (70:00), and the New York Mets' incompetence (73:00) and why the Dodgers won the MLB Trade Deadline (80:00). Then, The Daily Norseman's Eric Thompson comes on to preview the NFC North Division and how it will all go for the Vikings, Packers, Lions and Bears (85:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by A Wolf Among Wolves and The Athletic Minnesota's Tim Faklis to talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves situation with Tom Thibodeau (3:00), Andrew Wiggins' development (10:00), the sneaky Anthony Tolliver signing (13:00), Glen Taylor vs. Thibs (20:00), Jimmy Butler vs. Karl-Anthony Towns (25:00), Butler declining the extension (33:00), tension being a normal part of great teams (35:00), the Houston Rockets signing Carmelo Anthony (40:00), re-signing Chris Paul and Clint Capela (41:00), Daryl Morey adding more guys later (45:00), and why Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are gearing up for a Finals run in the East (50:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Chris "The Bear" Fallica to talk about offseason CFB coaching changes (3:00), possibility Jimbo Fisher bombs at Texas A&M (10:00), Ed Orgeron's future at LSU (15:00), best offseason head-coaching changes (20:00), Kansas State's amazing run under Bill Snyder (30:00), their early CFB Playoff picks (31:00), the problems with Washington (35:00), Michigan breaking out with Shea Patterson (40:00) and what makes ESPN College GameDay special (45:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by The Athletic's Levi Weaver to talk about the Rangers' awful 2018 season (3:00), Adrian Beltre to the Braves (6:00), the Delino DeShields demotion (20:00), Cole Hamels' trades (28:00), the Pittsburgh Pirates hot streak (30:00), and the San Francisco Giants hanging around in the NL West (32:00). Then, Luis Davila of Fish Stripes jumps on the pod to talk about the Miami Marlins 2018 season (45:00), JT Realmuto trades (47:00), Brian Anderson hype (54:00) and Lewis Brinson drama (60:00). Then, the Rich Eisen Show's Chris Brockman comes on the pod to talk about working in radio and now television, knowing too much about athletes in 2018, NFL summer storylines, moving from sportswriting to sports radio, and Jay Cutler's brilliance on Very Cavallari (60:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Football Outsiders and ESPN Insider contributor Rivers McCown to talk about the retirement of DeMarco Murray (3:00), the LeVeon Bell contract talks with the Steelers (6:00), the Bucs future with Jameis Winston (10:00), Packers vs. Vikings (17:00), the AFC South becoming a powerhouse (20:00), Josh Rosen rising early for the Cardinals (25:00), the Raiders' disastrous offseason (27:00), and the 2018 Los Angeles Chargers (30:00). Then, MLive's Benjamin Raven jumps on the pod to talk about Hulk Hogan back in the WWE (35:00), The New Day (43:00), Extreme Rules analysis (47:00), AJ Styles vs. Rusev (54:00), and the future of the WWE Universal title with Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns (60:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Fangraph's Meg Rowley to talk about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred calling out Mike Trout (3:00), whether or not it matters for a superstar to be on a good team for the MLB (10:00), Manny Machado getting traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (16:00), why it's a weird fit for 2019 (20:00), Mike Moustakas getting moved following the blockbuster deal (30:00), the Mariners surprising 2018 (40:00), whether or not the Nationals should be worried (48:00), and why the Athletics and Mariners competing for the final AL Wild Card spot should be fun (54:00). Then, NBA writer Jason Patt jumps on the pod to talk about the Bulls signing Jabari Parker (60:00), the Wendell Carter pick (66:00), Jabari's defense comments (74:00), Denzel Valentine's future (86:00), Kris Dunn's upside (88:00), and what to expect from the team in 2018-19 (95:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Jon Acuff to talk about Tom Brady and being a Boston sports fan (3:00), speaking to the NFLPA (6:00), the NBA offseason (10:00), public speaking (13:00), trying stand-up comedy (15:00), finishing your goals (20:00), his book 'Finish', social media (24:00), and whether or not he has found his dream job (28:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by The Athletic's Jovan Buha to talk about the NBA Summer League experience (3:00), the Clippers' offseason (10:00), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander exploding in Summer League (20:00), Josh Hart in Los Angeles (35:00), the Clippers being players for a superstar (40:00), the Blazers awkward situation with C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard (50:00), the Bulls signing Jabari Parker (55:00) and the Nuggets signing Isaiah Thomas with the vet minimum (70:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Philadelphia Eagles' team writer Vaughn Johnson to talk about the impact of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling running a show at Madison Square Garden (3:00), the WWE adding too much content (13:00), Brock Lesnar challenging UFC Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in 2019 (20:00), Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley (25:00), the sad Sasha Banks vs. Bayley feud (30:00), how Vince McMahon will respond to the MSG show (40:00), Extreme Rules predictions (50:00), and Kaitlyn's return to WWE (55:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by SI's Jon Tayler to talk about Matt Kemp's MVP-like year in Los Angeles (5:00), how injuries derailed his career in San Diego and Atlanta (12:00), whether or not he hates Ryan Braun (20:00), the Cincinnati Reds increasing their payroll (33:00), why they can't develop pitching (35:00), whether or not they're becoming Baltimore East (38:00), Adam Jones being the perfect Red (45:00), and Blake Snell getting snubbed in All-Star voting (50:00). Then, former New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors general manager Glen Grunwald comes on the pod to talk about leaving the NBA to be the director of athletics at McMaster University (60:00), the future of Canada Basketball (65:00), whether or not the NBA should expand (74:00), what Toronto should do this offseason with DeRozan and Lowry (76:00), Mike Woodson not getting the IU job (78:00), working with Vince Carter in Toronto (80:00), the Jeremy Lin drama in New York (83:00), his love for Pablo Prigioni (85:00) and whether or not he'll ever return to the NBA (90:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by MassLive's Tom Westerholm to talk about Kyle Anderson in Memphis (3:00), the Sacramento Kings' Lottery Pick going to Boston in 2019 (8:00), Terry Rozier in Phoenix (15:00), the Raptors breaking through in 2018-19 (20:00), why the Lakers will at least be fun (25:00), Jimmy Butler going to Toronto (33:00), why the Bucks are lurking in the East (40:00), and Summer League stars and busts (50:00). Then, Count The Dings: Back To Back Podcast's Coach David Thorpe to talk about whether or not Raptors' general manager Masai Ujiri would and should trade for Kawhi Leonard (60:00), the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo making the leap under Mike Budenholzer (75:00), and whether or not Devin Booker is a max-level player (80:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by WCW and ECW legend Raven to talk about his podcast "The Raven Effect" (3:00), Jerry Lawler being one of the best in his prime (8:00), whether or not Rob Van Dam was a Top Guy (15:00), Chris Jericho in WCW (20:00), pro wrestling stories from the road (25:00), how the Raven character came to be (30:00), the best promos ever (33:00), and what graphic novels Raven is reading these days (35:00). Then, Chase is joined by RBR Wrestling co-host Eric Brady to talk about the heat on Nia Jax (40:00), the Usos and the Bludgeon Brothers place on Smackdown Live (50:00), Rusev getting a WWE title shot (60:00), the Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns dynamic (65:00), Braun Strowman killing Kevin Owens (75:00), and the possibility of Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks jumping ship to the WWE (85:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by The Athletic's Jovan Buha to talk about the Kings not making the playoffs in 2018-19 (3:00), the Lakers landing LeBron James to kick-off free agency (5:00), who will follow LBJ to Los Angeles (10:00), the latest on Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs (15:00), weighing potential deals with Philadelphia and Los Angeles (20:00), the Clippers $70 million in cap space in 2019 (25:00), the Wizards signing Jeff Green and Dwight Howard (33:00), Jimmy Butler leaving the Timberwolves for the Clippers (37:00), Andrew Wiggins in Orlando (42:00), the Pacers' sneaky-good offseason (46:00), and the perplexing decision of Trevor Ariza to sign with the Suns (50:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by the Solid Verbal's Dan Rubenstein to talk about the Chip Kelly at UCLA (5:00), Kevin Sumlin vs. Herm Edwards (10:00), Michigan breaking through with Shea Patterson (15:00), Florida winning 10 games in 2018 (20:00), UGA's quarterback competition between Jake Fromm and Justin Fields (25:00), first head coaches fired (30:00), and how the Patriot League is looking this fall (35:00). Then, Chase's dad jumps on the pod to talk about Atlanta United's struggles (40:00), the reliance on Miguel Almiron (45:00), and the Darlington Nagbe injury (50:00). Then, The Steel Cage's Derek Montilla jumps on the pod to talk about Smackdown on FOX (60:00), the emergence of the Velveteen Dream (66:00), the Young Bucks and Keith Lee and Cody thriving on the indies (70:00), Jeff Hardy in 2018 (80:00), the Bayley vs. Sasha Banks feud (88:00), Roman Reigns feuding with Bobby Lashley (90:00) and Juice Robinson vs. Dalton Castle (95:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by NBC Sports' Sean Leahy to talk about the Oilers freeing Connor McDavid from Edmonton (3:00), the Islanders hiring Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello (10:00), the John Tavares sweepstakes (15:00), Bob Murray and the Ducks (20:00), Skinner getting traded out of Carolina (30:00), Ottawa Senators dysfunction (35:00), and other NHL Free Agency takes (40:00). Then, The Action Network's Matt Moore jumps on the pod to talk about LeBron James' free agency (45:00), the Lakers going after Paul George and James (52:00), George and the Oklahoma City Thunder (55:00), NBA Conference imbalance issues (60:00), the Miami Heat Lebron James that we miss (69:00), LeBron being too loyal to certain players (75:00), NBA Free Agency players (80:00), the Hawks trading Luka Doncic for Trae Young (85:00), the Denver Nuggets' upside (90:00), and the Bucks' over/under for 2018/19 (95:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Philly Influencer's Nick Piccone to talk about the possibilities with Braun Strowman winning the Money in the Bank briefcase (5:00), Roman Reigns and Jinder Mahal (20:00), Ronda Rousey being awesome (25:00), AJ Styles keeping the WWE title because he's on the cover of WWE 2k19 (34:00), Big Cass getting fired (40:00), the WWE NXT UK Division (45:00), poor Miz booking (50:00), and the return of Rey Mysterio (55:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by SI's Jon Tayler to talk about the Diamondbacks getting a lot out of Jon Jay instead of J.D. Martinez (3:00), MLB Expansion (10:00), the Kyler Murray situation for the A's (15:00), the Kansas Royals trading Kelvin Herrera to the Washington Nationals (20:00), if Manny Machado is next (30:00), the Yankees talking to the Blue Jays about J.A. Happ (36:00), the Phillies struggling to develop young talent (45:00), and Jeff Sullivan's Fangraphs' piece on surprising hitters (50:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by Locked On Hawks, Peachtree Hoops, DIME at UPROXX, and Talking Chop's Brad Rowland to talk about the Hawks' No. 3 pick (7:00), whether or not the Hawks would pass on Luka Doncic (19:00), how John Collins factors into this year's draft (24:00), Chris Paul recruiting LeBron James to the Rockets (37:00), the Rockets'complicated roster decisions (42:00), and the possibility of Kemba Walker getting traded to the Cavs (50:00).
Chase Thomas is joined With Spandex's Danielle Matheson to talk about the excellence of 205 Live (3:00), Lio Rush's place on the roster (15:00), the problem with long-term storytelling in the WWE (28:00), what excites them about NXT TakeOver: Chicago (35:00), Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal (40:00), the Smackdown Live women's division (49:00), the New Day (60:00), and The Miz doing too much comedy (66:00).
Chase Thomas is joined by The Step Back and Sporting News' Scott Rafferty to talk about which Gilmore Girls character they identify most with (3:00), the Detroit Pistons hiring Dwane Casey to replace Stan Van Gundy (5:00), what he can do with this expensive roster (15:00), why Andre Drummond should be the one moved in Detroit (20:00), Thad Young potentially declining his player option for the Indiana Pacers (30:00), a potential Paul George return (33:00), other potential free-agent options for Indiana (40:00), and why George would fit on the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers (48:00).