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Five and Dive

Welcome to Five and Dive, a new, twice-weekly podcast from Baseball Prospectus. We’re named Five and Dive in honor of all the pitchers out there who can’t or won’t go beyond five innings. We respect their laziness or lack of ability. Each episode we will cover five topics of interest that come from either recent events, articles we’ve written, articles we’ve thought about writing but thought “too much research,” and whatever else is on our minds. Craig Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of Baseball Prospectus, is your host, and he will be joined once each week by Emma Baccellieri of Sports Illustrated and Bradford William Davis of the New York Daily News.

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Episode 116: The boys were hungry

March 6th, 2021

In Episode 116, Emma and Craig chat about the Space Jam cinematic universe and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. JBJ in MIL: I don’t think we predicted this landing spot.

2. Filmyering You In: Was this actually the biggest free agent move of the week? We debate, you decide.

3. We’re a can opener podcast now: The listeners were hungry for a Spencer Torkelson follow up segment.

4. Around the Horn: A round up of this week’s spring training stories

5. Buca di Mehppo: Look it says mostly baseball topics.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 115: A can of beans in this crazy world

March 3rd, 2021

In Episode 115, R.J. and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Analyze This: Gerrit Cole and Francisco Lindor had some things to say last week about analytics in a broader labor and baseball context.

2. This kind of luxe just ain’t for us: The Royals extend Hunter Dozier in their continued attempt to try and actually win baseball games.

3. Rocky Mountain Why: The Rockies will not be extending Trevor Story in their continued attempt to be the weird ass Rockies.

4. I need a can opener, ’cause I got some beans to spill: We try to put Spencer Torkelson’s can opener injury into a broader context, also consider some new nicknames for him.

5. Around the Horn: A round up of early spring training stories.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 114: How you can not be romantic about baseball

February 24th, 2021

In Episode 114, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly depressing baseball topics.

1. Creepless in Seattle: The Mariners now former president Kevin Mather said what a lot of teams are thinking, but it’s depressing that they are even thinking it.

2. This is gonna be a depressing episode: Aaron Boone and Zack Britton both had comments on Domingo German’s return to the Yankees.

3. Cleveland has licensed a very bad t-shirt.

4. It all goes down on the gram: Albert Pujols might be retiring?

5. Around the Horn: Thoughts on Jackie Bradley jr. maybe going to Milwaukee, and Shin-soo Choo’s upcoming rookie season in Korea.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 113: Filling our niche

February 20th, 2021

In Episode 113, Emma and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. 340 million in the air that night: Fernando Tatis has a new, uh, very long-term contract, but have you considered what this means for the TV markets?

2. A joyous return to baseball: It’s time for our first spring training injury roundup.

3. Coming to exactly 120 towns probably not near you: We have a minor league schedule, probably subject to change.

4. There’s no such thing as a free agency: A few more players find 2021 homes, and 2023 paydays.

5. Nicheless in Seattle: Jerry Dipoto is hyper-focused on something other than 27 offseason trades.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 112: Pitchers and Catchers and Podcasts

February 18th, 2021

In Episode 112, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. ReTurner to Sender: The Dodgers get their third baseman and bump their projected win total to 104. Seems unfair.

2. There is no such thing as a free agency: More players are going back whence they came.

3. Home is where your next contract is: We try to figure out where Jackie Bradley jr., Jake Odorizzi, and Taijuan Walker will end up.

4. Rays Method: The Rays made a weird trade.

5. Thanks, I hate it: Video of pitcher fielding practice is not baseball.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 111: We’re bringing it back

February 13th, 2021

In Episode 111, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five very familiar mostly baseball topics.

1. Weights and Measures: It’s back along with a new (“new”) baseball.

2. Protocol Me Maybe: MLB issues some new (old) health and safety protocols and starts selling tickets to spring training.

3. It’s a three-way call and we know nothing: Not much free agency action this week, but we do have a weird three-way deal. Plus, we praise the Royals (?!)

4. We’re a Mets Podcast Now: It has been a slow week, but the Mets are always there to talk about we guess.

5. Here we are now going to the Northeast Southwest side: The minor league divisions are set, and awaiting your sponsorship money.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 110: Out of the immersion circulator and into the air fryer

February 9th, 2021

In Episode 110, Bradford, Emma, and Craig chat about cooking for The Big Game and discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. We are pro-Craig and take no pleasure in reporting this: Trevor Bauer has signed with the Dodgers.

2. A Brave Old World: Marcell Ozuna returns to Atlanta, strengthening another NL peanut contender.

3. Elvis has left the Home Depot Building: Elvis Andrus heads to Oakland, Kris Davis to Texas, and both fanbases might feel a little blue.

4. Old Tweets Exposed: Dexter Fowler has joined the Angels, something the Cardinals social media team might have wanted to know was a possibility last week.

5. Why don’t they build the whole team out of second basemen?: Well, the Brewers are going to try.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 109: Cén Scéal?

February 3rd, 2021

In Episode 109, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. The Mickey Callaway Story: The show covers one of these every other week it seems like now, and we are all sick of it.

2. Rocky Mountain Why: The Nolan Arenado trade went from rumor to done, and the return is underwhelming.

3. MLB: The Regular Show: We’re going to have a normal season it looks like, well as normal as anything in 2021 will be.

4. Around the Horn: The curtain falls on the laser show and some transactions from the weekend.

5. Thanks I Knead It: Let’s talk about bread and bread accessories.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 108: Always timely baseball content

January 30th, 2021

In Episode 108, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Sign(ed) J.T.: The Phillies already stole this bit on twitter…and signed J.T. Relamuto.

2. We’re a Blue Jays and a Mets Podcast now: Toronto gets another Mets left from Long Island and a new…second baseman

3. There is no such thing as a free agency: There were a lot of free agent deals in the last few days. We talk about some of them.

4. Best rumors in baseball: Well, this is no longer a timely segment.

5. The Politics of the Politics of Glory: We don’t really care about the Hall of Fame anymore because of, well, stuff like this.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 107: Stumptown, we should talk

January 27th, 2021

In Episode 107, Jeffrey and Craig chat about coffee again and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Living in the lap of luxury: The Yankees are better at staying under the CBT than Craig is at podcast transitions

2. Protocol Me Maybe: Spring training might start soon, or not. There might be fans, or not. Everyone seems to be acting in good faith. Okay, definitely not.

3. You do under these circumstances gotta Hand it to them: The Nats have a new closer, and Brad Hand has a little extra cash.

4. Shipping Up to Boston: The Red Sox are making moves.

5. Natty B’OH NO: This is a very AL East heavy podcast.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 106: We agree too much?

January 23rd, 2021

In Episode 106, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics

1. My Motto Was to Always Keep Swinging: Another terrible loss for baseball as we discuss the recent death of Henry Aaron

2. We Are a Blue Jays Podcast Now: Fair play to Mark Shapiro and the Jays, who seem to be pushing some chips in the table.

3. We Are No Longer a Blue Jays Podcast: Didn’t expect the Michael Brantley signing to be in this topic, but it’s been a weird offseason.

4. There’s no such thing as a free agency: A roundup of recent signings.

5. On the fourth day he tweeted: Let’s talk about how rotations work.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 105: Around (and around) the horn

January 20th, 2021

In Episode 105, Bradford, Emma, and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics

1. We’re a Mets Podcast Now: The Mets fired new GM Jared Porter after an ESPn report detailing his harassment of a reporter when he was with the Cubs. (content warning: sexual harassment)

2. Cash is King: The Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber and perhaps there is now such thing as a free agency.

3. Musgrove Love: The Padres keep adding pitchers, and Jeffrey really would prefer the pod not try to make Joe Musgrove happen.

4. Around the horn: Rumors, rules, and lawsuits

5. Thanks I Hate It: Let’s ideate about some salad dressing.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 104: Wrapped Up in Books

January 13th, 2021

In Episode 104, Jeffrey and Craig chat about their books and then discuss five mostly baseball topics

1. We’re a Mets Podcast Now: The Mets are at it again, trading for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco. Cleveland is also at it again.

2. Are You Experienced (at closing baseball games): Liam Hendriks signs a big money contract with the White Sox.

3. Protocol Me Maybe: The 2021 season is happening on schedule. Probably.

4. There is no such thing as a free agency: A few minor deals to talk about as well.

5. Rumor has it: And a rumor roundup as well. Look, it’s been a quiet offseason

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.
If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 103: please dont put in the podcast that i got mad

January 7th, 2021

In Episode 103, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics

1. Letters of Note: All the labor strife of the 2020 season, back for 2021!

2. Minor Threat: Meanwhile the minor league season is firmly under control of the league now. And about that…

3. There is no such thing as a free agency: The stove isn’t even lukewarm.

4. Rockies_email.exe: Dick is very respectful if you e-mail him.

5. Rule 1: We talk about Bean Dad, no one is happy.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM

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Episode 102: We’re a Padres podcast now

December 30th, 2020

In Episode 102, Jeffrey and Craig discuss four mostly Padres topics.

1. Dad Rock: The Padres have had a very busy post-festive period

2. Slapdick prospects: We take a look at the Rays return for Blake Snell and argue about the #process

3. That’s so Cub: We both agree on the Cubs’ #process, and it’s not good.

4. [citation needed]: A full 102 episodes in we finally learn that Craig didn’t know about Sam Fuld’s wikipedia page.

Five and Dive is listener-supported, you can join our Patreon at patreon.com/fiveanddive.

If you want to get in contact with the show, the e-mail address is fiveanddive@baseballprospectus.com.

Our theme tune is by Jawn Stockton. You can listen to him on Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_Spotify

Apple Music: http://bit.ly/JawnStockton_AM