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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 155: Jerry Dipoto ruins another podcast

July 28th, 2021

In Episode 155, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Rime of the Surging Mariner: There’s no way Jerry Dipoto could do a bunch of stuff after we finished recording, rendering this segment out of date, right?

2. Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs: Adam Frazier is on the move as San Diego tries to find more roster spots for all their good players.

3. July, July, Never Seemed So Strange: We take a look at what might be coming down the pipe this week as we approach the trade deadline.

4. Around the Horn: Javi strikes back, some pitchers are on the move, and Billy Ripken is just asking questions.

5. What to Watch: The Yanks try to claw their way back into the race and the Giants and Dodgers face 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 154: This is a haberdashery podcast now

July 23rd, 2021

In Episode 154, Emma and Jeffrey talk about barbecue and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. LOVE This Trade for the Rays. Who’d They Give Up? And Who’d They Get?: Nelson Cruz is on his way to Tampa in a very Rays trade.

2. Around the Horn: Bullpen implosions for the Yankees and Dodgers, a very brief retirement, and ongoing Phillies covid issues.

3. Unstuck in time: A month after the sticky stuff ban, what has happened?

4. Welcome to the Upside Down: And welcome back to #hatchat

5. What to Watch: The Phillies and Braves battle to get over .500, the Brewers and White Sox have some spicy pitching matchups, and more Yanks and Sawx if that’s your thing.

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 153: Meet the Mess

July 21st, 2021

In Episode 153, Bradford and Jeffrey talk about Craig’s vacation and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Because We’re a Mets Podcast: The Mets got their Opening Day lineup back for the second half…for 48 hours.

2. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains: And sometimes you get another Covid outbreak. We chat about the Yanks and Sawx again.

3. Lynnsanity: Lance Lynn re-ups on the South Side as the White Sox cruise towards the playoffs.

4. Around the Horn: A shooting outside Nationals Park, the Jays return to Canada, and Nelson Cruz might be leaving Minnesota.

5. What to Watch: Some divisional showdowns, and is it time to keep an eye on the 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 152: Craig’s on the IL

July 17th, 2021

In Episode 152, Jeffrey and Craig talk about Craig’s left foot and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Hey now, you’re an all-star: A look back at a national primetime showcase for baseball and the weird uniforms they wore.

2. Back to the Futures: Who stood out at the Futures Game and a recap of the 2021 MLB draft that started the same day for some reason.

3. Protocol Me Maybe: Players are coming back from the break and testing positive

4. Around the Horn: The Braves lose another big name, trade deadline season is officially underway, and Jarren Duran is called up.

5. What to Watch: We get you info on the next Pablo Lopez start in an otherwise bland set of weekend series.

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 151: Five and Dive (for a penalty?)

July 10th, 2021

In Episode 151, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. That’s Cub: The Cubs are sellers. Who might be on the block and what went wrong on the north side?

2. Grand Slam City: The Padres and Nats played a wild one.

3. Actually talking about a Baseball Prospectus article: There were no bad hats or uniforms this week, so we can actually plug the work done on the site that hosts this podcast for a change.

4. Around the Horn: Kershaw is hurt, the home run derby bracket is set, and ABS might need some recalibration.

5. What to Watch: We get you info on the next Pablo Lopez start, but mostly preview the Euros final.

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 150: How do you do, fellow graphic designers?

July 7th, 2021

In Episode 150, Emma and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Fuck it, we’re doing five fonts: Because we’re a baseball fashion podcast.

2. Whoa-oh, we’re halfway there: A look back at the first half of the season and what’s to come.

3. Hey now, you’re an all-star: The full rosters are out and we need to talk about (tweets about) snubs.

4. Around the Horn: Tatis shows off some Celeste game mechanics, the Cubs are kinda funny actually, and Pablo Lopez has a short outing

5. What to Watch: An AL West showdown, a couple of old aces, and a couple of old non-aces.

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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Five and Dive, Episode 149: A long week

July 3rd, 2021

In Episode 149, Jeffrey and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Cowardice all the way down: CW: We discuss the league and Dodgers handling of the Trevor Bauer allegations. We do not get into any great detail, but if you prefer to skip this segment, segment 2 starts at 32:55.

2. Hey now, you’re an all-star: The All-Star Game starters have been announced, but no one, including the league, really seems to care.

3. I’m sticking with you: A sticky situation between Josh Donaldson and Lucas Giolitio (And Ozzie Guillen?), plus other rosin and pine tar (and tiger balm?) related news from the week.

4. Around the Horn: The Yankees have a late night and a new outfielder. The Nets have a new infielder, and some divisional races are tightening up.

5. What to Watch: Well, we aren’t really in a baseball mood honestly, but there’s a Subway Series and the European Championship quarterfinals.

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 148: Yanks and Sawx

June 30th, 2021

In Episode 148, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Talkin’ Yanks: The Yanks got swept, so we are talkin’ about it.

2. Deadline Day: We’ve got a trade, folks.

3. Around the Horn: We’ve got our first pitcher snagged with the sticky stuff, two different Ohtani home runs to talk about, and Zack McKinstry opens his eyes.

4. What Not to Wear: This is mostly a baseball fashion podcast now.

5. What to Watch: More Ohtani and more Pablo Lopez

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 147: Keep your pants on

June 26th, 2021

In Episode 147, Jeffrey and Craig chat about children’s birthday parties and UPS drivers and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. I’m sticking with you: The random checks are going fine. The directed checks by Joe Girardi…less so. Also Rob Manfred finally checks his voicemail.

2. No Cubs No: Nick Pivetta (et. al.) did not get a no-hitter, however…

3. Around the Horn: The Nationals are hot. Cleveland has a starting rotation allegedly, and Mickey Jannis has in fact been DFA’d since time of recording.

4. I’m gonna go get me a New York slice: Too confusing to be a Thanks I Hate it, we guess.

5. What to Watch: A Bay Area showdown, a couple of change-up artists square off, and we couldn’t squeeze in a Pablo Lopez start this week.

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 146: I hope you’re prepared for an unforgettable podcast

June 23rd, 2021

In Episode 146, Bradford and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Because we’re a Mets podcast: deGrom appears to be okay for now. Also, really, really good. Just don’t ask us anything else about the rest of the Mets.

2. My Wandering Days Are Over: Wander Franco has finally been promoted, and then we have a half hour of Rays discourse much to Jeffrey’s dismay.

3. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Week: Shohei Ohtani, doin’ work.

4. Around the Horn: A disappointing derby decline, more sticky stuff, and a Lars.

5. What to Watch: Some big divisional showdowns, featuring Wander Franco.

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 145: Baseball, smothered and covered

June 19th, 2021

In Episode 145, Jeffrey and Craig chat about good coffee, bad oysters, and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. Goofus and Gallen: Zac Gallen and the league office and Scott Boras all have some words for each other.

2. Because we’re a Mets podcast: What is up with Jacob deGrom’s…uh, entire right side?

3. Around the Horn: The Orioles pull a Pirates, Ohtani hits dingers, the Diamondbacks still can’t win on the road.

4. Thanks I Love It: Waffle House strategies, discussed.

5. What to Watch: Not a bad weekend for showdowns in the American League

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 144: Everybody’s Not Free to Wear Sunscreen

June 16th, 2021

In Episode 144, Jeffrey and Craig chat about coffee (again) and then discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. I’m Sticking With You: We have rules about the sticky stuff(s) and it’s even more far reaching than you would have figured.

2. Also, he’s a pitcher: Pitching injuries might complicate some division races and the trade deadline

3. Appraising Arizona: This is mostly a baseball fashion podcast now

4. Around the Horn: The Pirates have another moment in the sun, the Blue Jays hit bombs, and what’s up with the Padres, Dbacks, and Orioles (well, two of those are slightly more obvious)

5. What to Watch: Can we interest you in a nice game of soccer?

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 143: Multiple Pirates topics somehow

June 11th, 2021

In Episode 143, Emma and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. I’m Sticking With You is the new Protocol Me Maybe: Well, there’s also some Protocol Me Maybe stuff. We get into the land of Florida Men conspiracies this week.

2. A yo-ho-ho and a bottle of ummmmmm: The Pirates are in the news again for stuff happening at first base.

3. Around the Horn: A major blow to the White Sox, new hitting coaches for the Diamondbacks, Adam Frazier trade proposals, and what did PECOTA know about Atlanta.

4. Thanks I Hate It: Do you like the color navy and your local HOA board? Have we got some jerseys for you.

5. What to Watch: The Padres and Mets tangle again, and a fun AL East showdown on the offer.

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 142: Ramble On

June 9th, 2021

In Episode 142, Bradford and Craig discuss sevenish(?) mostly baseball topics.

1A. Spin City: As the baseball turns, and turns and turns and turns, and then maybe turns less because people are looking into this now.

1B. Then we digress about the Ken Rosenthal piece on IFA signings.

2. My “Not Manipulating Service Time” T-Shirt Has a Lot of People Asking Questions…: Jared Kelenic has been optioned back to the minors. Let’s talk about what this actually means.

3. Not So Great Scott: Scott Kingery has been outright. Let’s talk about what this actually means

4. Around the Horn: Rumors about Joey Gallo and Trevor Story’s futures, plus two fairly major injuries.

5A. Well someone made the mistake of mentioning we didn’t talk about the Yanks and Sawx series, so ten minutes later you finally get…

5B. What to Watch

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 141: Optionable co-hosts

June 5th, 2021

In Episode 141, R.J. and Craig discuss five mostly baseball topics.

1. I’m sticking with you: Major League Baseball finally goes after the sticky stuff, sort of.

2. Not great, Bob: Bob Brenly has some thoughts on Marcus Stroman he should have kept to himself.

3. Who ya got: A new hitter has entered the arena.

4. Around the Horn: More injuries, new all-stars, and we’ll probably never see another reliever like Mike Marshall.

5. What to watch: The answer hasn’t been Yanks and Sawx lately, but it is 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