For All You Kids Out There

In May 2016, Jeffrey Paternostro and Jarrett Seidler recorded a three-hour, rambling podcast about the first month of Mets baseball and an improbable Bartolo Colon home run. Thus, For All You Kids Out There, an overly intellectual, late night cocktail lounge conversation between two lifelong Mets fans was born. With thirteen years of prospect writing (and sixty years of pulling out hair out watching Mets baseball) combined, we cover everything from the low minors to the majors, trades and free agent signings, and other assorted weird Metropolitan ephemera.

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Episode 36: "So this is the New Year, and I don’t feel any different"

January 8th, 2017

We here at For All You Kids recognize that this is nominally a Mets podcast, so we should try and find as much Mets content as possible to fill your headphones, even in the rather fallow Winter news period. So we do talk about Yoenis Cespedes’ new contract and how it may have came about this week.

As for the rest of the show, well, here’s a mostly inclusive list of topics…

– What the Phillies are doing with their outfield in 2017

– Jarrett’s Bartolo Colon comment in the 2017 Annual (still tangentially Mets stuff we suppose)

– Why we still like Lewis Brinson

– How every prospect might strike out 200 times a year

– A dangerous Nick Senzel comp (also tangentially Mets-related)

– The recent history of the baseball card industry

– Crawdads, or if your prefer, crawfish

– New Japan Pro Wrestling…of course




Episode 35: "There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year"

December 31st, 2016

In Episode 35 of For All You Kids Out There, Jarrett and Jeffrey have nothing to talk about, so we decide to turn the agenda over to their Facebook group. This goes…uh, exactly as you would expect. So on the docket, in no particular order: LOOGies, Aaron Barrett, TRAIDing pitchers, Rangers fans love of Andy Ibanez, Jeffrey’s love of Anderson Tejeda, defensive metrics, Jeffrey’s love of Jordany Valdespin (in 2011), middle infield storytime, and of course, a lot of pro wrestling. Out with the old year of podcasts, in with the same year of podcasts. 


For All You Kids Out There’s Fairytale of New York

December 22nd, 2016

It’s a For All You Kids Holiday Special!

Jeffrey tells the same Miguel Sano stories and thinks too much about Yusmeiro Petit.

Jarrett steals all of Jeffrey’s answers.

Craig is just here to talk about hardware.

Kate Morrison, contributing writer at FanRag Sports MLB, Baseball Prospectus, and has a very long title now and loathes “Careless Whisper”

Kate Feldman is a last-minute replacement for Greg Karam and has strong feelings about Evan Longoria’s walk-up music

And there’s a special holiday treat at the end!


Episode 34: "Frank Sinatra has a cold"

December 20th, 2016

In Episode 34 of For All You Kids Out There, a gravelly-voiced and coughing pair of co-hosts meander through the meager Mets news of the week. In the first half of the show we talk about all the relievers the Mets aren’t signing and when they might actually get some of that vaunted payroll flexibility back. It might involve trading Jay Bruce which we also discuss for what seems like the tenth straight week. There’s also Hall of Fame and prospect list chat.

In the second half of the show we are joined by Baseball Prospectus writer Meg Rowley who makes an impassioned play for a second season of Pitch and a Hall of Fame plaque for Edgar Martinez.

In the third half of the show we answer your correspondence and try to figure out what is the plan for Wrestlemania.




Episode 33: "I have a bone to pick with Canadian bartenders"

December 11th, 2016

In Episode 33 (which apparently isn’t actually Episode 33 but we will soldier on) of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett recap the Winter Meetings. We hope you like Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft chat! We do talk a bit about the major league phase too, as well as the Red Sox acquiring Chris Sale, the Cardinals acquiring Dexter Fowler, and the Venezuelan Winter League not acquiring Michael Conforto. 

In the second half of the show, in what we imagine will be the first and last White Sox segment in podcast history, we are joined by Nick Schaefer of BP South Side to discuss Chicago’s ridiculous prospect haul this past week.

In the third half of the show, we answer your e-mails, discover a hidden Jordan Valdespin treasure on, and Jarrett rants about long indy wrestling shows. Well, one in particular.



Episode 32: "Bad luck comes in from Tampa on the back of a truck"

December 6th, 2016

In Episode 32 of For All You Kids Out There, we have a lot to cover as the Winter Meetings kickoff in D.C. In the first half of the show we further examine the fallout from the Yoenis Cespedes contract and what it might mean for the Mets as they head into the busiest week of the offseason. There’s also some Mets news. Zack Wheeler might be headed to the pen. Is this gonna work? There’s been some internal promotions on the player development side as well, which is the kind of thing that happens this time of year. Plus there are the Yankees and Red Sox farm systems to discuss and a new CBA to analyze.

In the second half of the show we are joined by David Roth of Vice Sports, who also convenniently happens to be the author of the Rays chapter into the 2017 Baseball Prospectus Annual (available for pre-order at of course). Naturally this segment goes off the rails immediately, and we end up discussing reliever facial hair, Melissa Etheridge, our Blockbuster experiencesi, Wade LeBlanc’s new contract, and a late breaking Nats Chris Sale trade (which Jarrett rudely interrupts are LeBlanc chat with). There is some actual Tampa Bay Rays chat in there as well.

In the third half of the show we answer your correspondence before getting distracted by a wrestling PPV that both of us forgot was happening.


For All Yo Kids Out There

November 30th, 2016

You know the name, here’s the podcast.

We also talk about Jay Bruce and the CBA negotiations. Hopefully that will tide you over to this weekend.


Episode 30: "Where you lead, I will follow"

November 28th, 2016

In Episode 30 of For All You Kids Out There, it is another slow news week in Metsland, so Jeffrey and Jarrett spend most of the first half of the show talking about Hunter Harvey. It happens. Also the Jean Segura trade. As this is nominally a Mets podcast we do talk about Gary Cohen and Tim Teufel.

In the second half of the show we are jjoined by Skyler Kanfer of BP Mets to go over the 21st to 30th best prospects in the Mets system as news breaks all around us.

And in the third half of the show we answer a question about…uh…Gary Cohen, and chat a bit about the pro wrestling. The Winter Meetings start soon we promise.


Episode 29: "Butch Goldstein and The Balsamic Kid"

November 22nd, 2016

In Episode 29 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett discuss the paucity of Mets news for the week. The Rule 5 adds quickly get sidedrained into a consideration of whether Phil Evans would make the Marlins Top Ten. Jarrett is very excited about Eric Campbell’s NPB career, and we are both pretty copacetic with Neil Walker accepting the qualifying offer.

In the second half of the show we are joined once again by Craig Goldstein to discuss the rest of the NL East farm systems, Jeffrey defends his Dominic Smith and Andres Gimenez rankings, we all compare Lucas Giolito and Robert Gsellman again, and no one really wants to talk about the Marlins farm system.

In the third half of the show, Jeffrey and Jarrett barely make it through housekeeping without getting distracted, then we answer your e-mails, and then Brady comes on for an hour (where did I lose control of this show) to talk about Rick Porcello and the pro wrestling.


Episode 28: "All other forms of boredom advertised as poetry"

November 13th, 2016

It’s Episode 28 of For All You Kids Out There. It’s been a weird week, folks. We’ve lost Leonard Cohen and Bartolo Colon, two of the muses of the pod. We will soldier on though as we try and figure out what happened to the 2017 Mets starting pitching depth, ponder the qualifying offers to Neil Walker and Yoenis Cespedes, propose Jay Bruce trades, and go deep on the upcoming Rule 5 draft protections. 

In the second half of the show we are joined by Trevor Strunk of Baseball Prospectus to discuss the Phillies and Braves prospect lists. We pick our sides in the epic Cozens/Hoskins feud and try and figure out how good the Braves will be in 2017.

In the third half of the show we answer your e-mails and Facebook queries and then Jarrett talks about UFC 205 for a freaking half hour. You’ve been warned.



Episode 27: "I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice"

November 7th, 2016

In Episode 27 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett are taking the end of baseball season (and the end of Daylight Savings Time) particularly hard. There is Mets news to discuss though, and almost none of it is good. We start in the first half with a chat about Jeurys Familia’s recent arrest on Domestic Violence charges before moving on to a less depressing topic like the Mets picking up Jay Bruce’s option. We say our goodbyes to Jim Henderson and Eric Campbell (that one perhaps only temporary) before wrapping up the segment with, what else, Yusmeiro Petit talk.

In the second half of the show we discuss the Mets prospect stuff like the existence of Luis Silva (which we had sort of forgotten about until recent events) and how to rank Dominic Smith, Justin Dunn, and Desmond Lindsay.

Then in the third half of the show, we answer your emails, and talk wrestling themes, New Japan Pro Wrestling news,and Canadian syndicated procedurals.


Episode 26: "HARDWARE" or "I get all my jeans at COSTCO"

October 29th, 2016

In Episode 26 of For All You Kids Out There, there is actually some Mets news to talk about this week, but it is a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Before we get into the actual news though, Jeffrey and Jarrett discuss where they get their jeans and somehow Carlos Tocci doesn’t come up. Then it is time to move onto Yoenis Cespedes, who might be, uh, moving on. We also discuss Curtis Granderson winning the Roberto Clemente award, and delve further into the Mets system looking at the prospects far away from the majors.

In the second half of the show we are joined by Craig Goldstein to talk about the World Series so far and introduce the Baseball Prospectus Team Top 10 prospect lists.

In the third half of the show we answer your emails, except we don’t really have any answers, and we end the show talking about New Jersey Transit and Tim Tebow.


Episode 25: "Francisco Lindor…is probably not available"

October 23rd, 2016

In Episode 25 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett survey the last week of Mets baseball news and find…well nothing, really. So how is this show two hours long? Well if you haven’t figured that out 25 episodes in, we can’t help you. On the docket in the first half, Jeffrey and Jarrett talk Jon Niese (for the last time?), Jose Reyes (for the last time), and survey the Mets farm system as we head into prospect list season.

In the second half of the show, we are joined by Kate Morrison to preview the 2016 World Series and mostly talk about Kyle Schwarber of Jarrett’s second-favorite team, the Chicago Cubs.

In the third half of the show we answer your e-mails on minimum salaries, the Mets injury management, and trading for Paul Goldschmidt, before the usual wrestling chat wraps things up. 


Episode 24: "I am a patient boy / I wait I wait I wait I wait"

October 17th, 2016

In Episode 24 of For All You Kids Out There, we have a lot of time to kill until there will be any actual Mets new of import to talk about. And it is even longer until pitchers and catchers report. Sigh. So what to do in the interim? Well, in the first half of the show we will make do with the scraps of a fallow news cycle. Terry Collins might be retiring, Tim Tebow might be really bad at baseball, and Neil Walker might be getting a qualifying offer (this is really somehow a discussion about Bartolo Colon).

In the second half of the show, BP’s Minor League Editor Craig Goldstein joins the show to talk about the Dodgers/Nats series, where the Nats go from here, and MLB conspiracy theories. 

In the third half of the show, we answer your e-mails, and eventually the podcast devolves into, per usual, Jeffrey and Jarrett just listing off wrestling matches.



Episode 23: "The hollow jingle of a jester’s cap and bells"

October 9th, 2016

In Episode 23 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett put a bow on the 2016 Mets season by going through the team’s entire roster, finding time for digressions (as we do) on Wilmer Flores’ hamate, Jeurys Familia’s future, Cespedes’ opt-out, Bartolo Colon’s greatness, and Jon Niese’s 2017 contract status. We also chat a bit about Tim Tebow’s impending Arizona Fall League debut before answering your emails on Andrew McCutchen, bad drafts, and the best pitches in the Mets organization.