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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 Insider.

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Episode 217: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Football League

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 217, Bradford and Craig chat about the weather and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. It all goes down in the group chat: Yes it’s sort of old news at this point, but we do have to weigh in on the Pham/Joc fantasy football fight.

2. The Gang Blows Another One in the Late Innings: It’s not so sunny in Philadelphia.

3. Sorry We Missed You, Cubs: The Cubs are so not nice we missed them twice.

4. Derek Tweeter: The Captain is now on Twitter, during Jeter Week no less.

5. What to Watch: Ohtani in the Bronx, the Jays and White Sox try to get out of first gear, but the Pablo Lopez heads will have to wait until the weekend.

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 216: Rocky Mountain Oh My

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 216, Jeffrey and Craig don’t have any banter at all and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Sorry We Missed You, Tigers: We chat about Patrick Dubuque’s article on Detroit’s rebuild and where they go from here.

2. Sorry We Missed You, Pirates: Yeah, okay there is a reason we didn’t talk about some of these teams for the first six weeks of the season.

3. Sorry We Missed You, Athletics: You can’t say they don’t have nice uniforms.

4. Around the Horn: More nice uniforms, the same number of pitchers, and we check in on the American League Rookie of the Year race.

5. What to Watch: The Mets/Phillies already aren’t disappointing if you are into that. If you aren’t, some key divisional showdowns.

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 215: Inside Jokes

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 215, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Inside Jokes: We discuss Tim Anderson and Josh Donaldson.

2. No Rutsch, Man: Adley Rutschman finally gets the call, will this spur the Orioles on to medium term success?

3. Sorry We Missed You, Marlins: The Marlins have plenty of young pitching, not enough offense, and a difficult division (although maybe not this year).

4. Around the Horn: A farewell to Roger Angell, a welcome back to Trevor Story’s bat, and new digs for Justin Upton

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5. What to Watch: A quiet slate all in all, but a couple pitching matchups to highlight.

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 214: It’s Not the Quarterpole

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 214, Jeffrey and Craig chat about coffee, composting, and the quarter pole and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Sorry We Missed You: San Francisco Giants: Catchign up with some teams we may have given short shrift to over the first 40 games. The Giants are still mostly the 2021 Giants.

2. Sorry We Missed You: Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays are extremely still the Rays, but might be running out of pitching.

3. Sorry We Missed You: Texas Rangers: Where do the Rangers go from here?

4. Around the Horn: Max Scherzer is hurt. Juan Soto is probably not being traded, and the Cardinals call up a pair of top prospects.

5. What to Watch: An NL West showdown, plenty of offense in the Bronx, and two change-up artists face off.

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 213: Possum Kingdom

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 213, Jeffrey and Craig chat about their weekends and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Greene with Envy: Hunter Greene and the Reds threw a no-hitter, except they didn’t.

2. Not so Peachy: The World Series Champs are off to a scuffling start, how concerned should they be?

3. Moon in the trees my guide, walk with my jaw hinged wide: One of us (the one who sets the agenda for the show) loves a possum meme.

4. Around the Horn: Offense is ticking up all over baseball, but defense is plummeting in the nation’s capital.

5. What to Watch: Pablo Lopez and some other interesting pitching match-ups since the actual slate is mediocre.

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 212: Freaky Friday

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 212, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Ooh-ooh-wee, wild night is calling: Some baseball chaos in Chicago and Los Angeles (and unsurprisingly involving the Phillies)

2. Reid ’em and weep: Reid Detmers throws a no-hitter and there is discourse about no-hitters again.

3. Thanks I Still Hate It: Well, here’s another crypto/NFT segment.

4. Around the Horn: The Astros blast off, Cleveland has a covid outbreak, and minor leaguers settle a lawsuit.

5. What to Watch: The two best pitchers in the NL (right now) square off, there’s more White Sox/Yankees chaos perhaps, and we get to relitigate the Canó/Díaz for Kelenic trade all weekend.

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 211: Rated Rookies

June 1st, 2022

In Episode 211, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Deja Vu All Over Again: Cleveland’s suddenly great offense erases another six-run lead. And now we might be worried about the White Sox

2. Weights and Measures: Baseball segments will continue until the league OPS improves.

3. Thanks I Hate It: Hopefully there won’t be any more crypto/NFT segments though.

4. Around the Horn: Call-ups galore.

5. What to Watch: Some fun pitching matchups in Anaheim (no, not last night’s) and the Jays and Yankees square off again.

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 210: WTF in Cincinnati

May 31st, 2022

In Episode 210, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Well, my month started about a month ago: Looking back at the first month of the 2022 season.

2. Because we are a Mets podcast and the Phillies are hilarious: There’s been too much Mets/Phillies action early in the season.

3. Cincinnati Blues: It can always get worse, we suppose.

4. Around the Horn: Options and call-ups

5. What to Watch: Not much given the weather.

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 209: From the pages of Baseball Prospectus

May 31st, 2022

In Episode 209, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. The First Cut is the Deepest: A round up of interesting moves as rosters move from 28 to 26 in May.

2. We are also a baseball website: A round up of some interesting articles on the site and a preview of coming attractions.

3. But mostly we’re a Mets podcast: The Mets through a combine no-no, so we have to engage with the #discourse.

4. Around the Horn: A Padres bullpen shuffle, a stupid wall, and an interesting facial hair choice.

5. What to Watch: Divisional showdowns abound.

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 209: From the pages of Baseball Prospectus

May 31st, 2022

In Episode 209, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. The First Cut is the Deepest: A round up of interesting moves as rosters move from 28 to 26 in May.

2. We are also a baseball website: A round up of some interesting articles on the site and a preview of coming attractions.

3. But mostly we’re a Mets podcast: The Mets through a combine no-no, so we have to engage with the #discourse.

4. Around the Horn: A Padres bullpen shuffle, a stupid wall, and an interesting facial hair choice.

5. What to Watch: Divisional showdowns abound.

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 208: An Open Letter to NYC

May 31st, 2022

In Episode 208, Bradford, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Dead Letter Blues: The Yankees letter is out and it’s…about what you’d expect. Also what you’d expect: The Yankees beating up on the Guardians and the Orioles.

2. What are you gonna do, hit me?: The Mets have been hit a lot this season, and they are not happy about it.

3. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel: The Angels might finally have a good team around Trout and Ohtani.

4. Around the Horn: Injury returns, new injuries, other news.

5. What to Watch: Always Mets/Phillies, and maybe Rays/Mariners?

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 207: Midwest Misery

April 27th, 2022

In Episode 207, Jeffrey and Craig chat about early season WAR and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Cincinnati Blues: The Reds finally won another game, but things aren’t looking good in The Queen City.

2. The Blight Sox (TM Tim Marchman): Meanwhile on the south side of Chicago, injuries abound once again.

3. Mr. 3000: Miguel Cabrera gets his milestone hit, but who might be next?

4. Around the Horn: We talk City Connect Unis, the dejuiced baseball, and Jo Adell.

5. What to Watch: Pablo Lopez and…Kyle Wright?

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 206: Engagement Farming

April 26th, 2022

In Episode 206, Zach and Craig give us their hot coffee takes and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Because We’re a Mets Podcast: And the Mets are good?

2. Walk This Way: Aaron Boone engages in some late game strategy.

3. Weights and Measures: The major league ball isn’t carrying and the minor league games are finishing faster.

4. Around the Horn: Tommy Pham wants Luke Voit to meet him in San Diego, Jazz has logged on, and some hat chat.

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5. What to Watch: The Dodgers and Padres face off and some big AL boppers get together.

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 205: Entering the Cron Zone

April 20th, 2022

In Episode 205, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Do you know how the West was won?: It’s early days but the NL West sure looks like it’s gonna be a fun race…unless you live in Phoenix.

2. Protocol Me Maybe: Some positive tests in Oakland and Boston, but good vibes from Cristian Pache.

3. Around the Horn: Eight more perfect innings from Roki Sasaki, the Phillies have been anything but perfect, and one perfect tweet.

4. Who ya got: We take a look at another very fun race, AL Rookie of the Year.

5. What to Watch: The Mets and Giants throw their best arms at each other, the Jays and Sox face off, and Pablo Lopez watch is back.

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 204: Bunting in front of bunting

April 19th, 2022

In Episode 204, Emma and Craig chat about Jackie Robinson Day and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. No-no narrative: Clayton Kershaw has a perfect game going, and then he didn’t.

2. Unwritten Rules Were Made to be Broken: We have our first unwritten rules discourse of 2022, folks.

3. Emmtymology: A new recurring segment? Maybe.

4. Around the Horn: The Mets have a covid outbreak, Vlad hits bombs, and all the Guardians hit bombs.

5. What to Watch: Some good AL matchups, 102 mph fastballs, and much slower changeups.

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